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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 32: April 1770, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 32: 1768-1770 (1767-1830), pp. 547-555. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113333 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 11o Aprilis 1770.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Carliol.Comes Shaftesbury.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Boston.
Ds. Lovel & Holland

PRAYERS.

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

Scott against L. Falconar et al.

The Answer of William Lord Falconar of Halkerton and others, to the Appeal of James Scott of Brotherton, was this Day brought in.

Burford, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Doncaster reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford; and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow-Hill; and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton, 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.”

Clyde Navigation and Budge Bill.

The Lord Hay made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled., “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation, of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow; and for building a Bridge cross the said River, from the said City to the Village of Gorbells," was committed.

Speenhamland &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and to vary and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His lute Majesty, “ for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts;" and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned," was committed.

American Du tics, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Expoitation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts, of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations;" as relates to the Duties upon Glass, Red-lead, White-lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Paste-bards, Mill-boards, and Scale-boards, of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain, imported into any of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and also to the Discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to Amenta, and for regulating the Exportation thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative,

Old and New Monkland to OH rowchant Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and in Maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal and Waggon Way from the Collieries in the Parishes of Old and New Morkland, to the City of Glasgow.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Tamworth &c. Head Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick and Derby

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Louis hare agreed to the Thrice preceding Bill

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

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

Message from H. C to it from L Edgaumbe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Lord Edgecumbe to grant Building Leases of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, within the Manor of Stonehouse otherwise East Storehouse, in the County of Devon ; and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Clyde Nutrition and Bridge Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow ; and for building a Bridge Cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Speenhamland, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act: , to continue the Term and to vary and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “ for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts;" and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Worcester Paving, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for better supplying the City of Worcester and the, Liberties thereof with Water, and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bedford, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury, in the County of Oxford; and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow-Hill; and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newington Common Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for dividing certain Commons or Wastes in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, commonly called Newington Butts, in the County of Surry, and disposing of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Foxton Enclosure Bill:

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Upper Dunsforth and Branton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township or Territories of Upper Duns forth and Branton, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Cartwright's Bill with Amendments.

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

To return the Bill, 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 there in mentioned; “ and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

St. Clement Danes Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for maintaining, regulating, and employing the Poor of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, in the Liberty of Westminster, and County of Middlesex.”

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

E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Durham.L. Hay.
E. Shaftesbury,L. Bp. Chichester.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Mansfield.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Lovel & Holland.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Blackheath, &c. Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundreds of Blackheath, of Bromley and Beckenham, of Rokesley otherwise Ruxley, and Little and Lessness, in the" County of Kent;" and One other Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for extending the Provisions of the said Act to the Hundred of Wellington, in the County of Surrey.

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.

Sevenoaks, & Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for continuing, amending, and rendering more effectual, so much of Three Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and Kipping's Cross, to Lamberhurst Found and Pul sins Hill, in the County of Kent, and to Flimwell Vent, in the County of Sussex, as relates to the Road leading from Sevenoaks Common to (Woodsgate, Tunbridge Wells, and Kippings Cross, in the said County of Kent.”

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.

Butterton Moor End, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashbourne, near Newhaven in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford”

Hertford and Middlesex Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of Three Acts, for repairing the Highways through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex.”

L. Falconar et al. against Scott; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of William Lord Falconar of Halkerton, Thomas Carnegie of Cragie, Robert Scott of Logie formerly Milne of Hatton, Robert Tally our of Kirktonhill, and others, Proprietors of Salmon Fishings on the River of Northesk, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July, 2 2d of November, and 14th of December 1769; and praying,cc 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, shall seem meet;" and that James Scott of Brotherton Esquire, may be required to answer the said Appeal:

It is Ordered, That the said James Scott may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 9th Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the Procurators or Agents in the said Court of session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Fowlis et al. against E. Roseberry.

The House being informed, “ That William Fowlis of Woodhall, and the other Heirs Substitutes in the Entail of the Estate of Primrose, had not put in their Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose:”

And thereupon an Affidavit of Thomas Mercer Writer in Edinburgh, of the due Service of the said Order being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondents do put in their Answer to the said Appeal, peremptorily, in a Week.

Message from H.C. to retain Poulton, &c. Small Debts Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by the Lord Strange and others:

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurorae, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 12o Aprilis 1770.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Cumberland.Ds. Hay.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bolton.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Ducie.
Epus. Carliol.Dux Kingston.Ds. Monson.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Walpole.
Conies Shaftesbury.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dunmore.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Powis.
Viscount Montague,
Viscount Falmouth.

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, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

“ 1. An Act so repeal so much of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Customs upon the Exportation from this Kingdom of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the said Colonies or Plantations; for discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine Running of Goods in the said Colonies and Plantations," as relates to the Duties upon Glass, Red-lead, White-lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Paste-boards, Mill-boards, and Scale-boards, of the Produce or Manufacture of Great Britain, imported into any of His Majesty's Colonies in America; and also to the discontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for regulating the Exportation thereof.”

“ 2. An Act to continue an Act, made in the lad session of Parliament, intituled, “ An Act for amending and further continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America, an Act, passed in this present session of Parliament, intituled, “ An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.”

“ 3. An Act to regulate the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

“ 4. An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

“ 5. An Act for preventing the Stealing of Dogs.”

“ 6. An Act for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex”

“ 7. An Act for further Continuing the Duties granted and continued by several Acts, made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Witchett, in the County of Somerset.”

“ 8. An Act For further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of William the Third, the Tenth of Queen Anne, and in the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty George the Second, for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, and for the more effectual carrying the said Acts, into Execution, and also for the better securing the ancient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead for the Time being.”

“ 9. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Clyde to the City of Glasgow, and for building a Bridge cross the said River from the said City to the Village of Gorbells

“ 10. An Act to amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, at or near Wilden Ferry, in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap; and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

“ 11. An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar navigable from the Town and Port of King's Lynn to Westacre, in the County of Norfolk, and for making the said Act more effectual.”

“ 12. An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Severn, between Bewdley and Titton Brook, in the County of Worcester, to cross the River Trent at or near Heywood Mill, in the County of Stafford, and to communicate with a Canal intended to be made between the said River Trent and the River Mersey;” and for granting further Powers for that Purpose.”

“ 13. An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal and Waggon Way from the Collieries, in the Parishes of Old and New Monk-land, to the City of Glasgow.

“ 14. An Act for building a Bridge over the River Clyde, near the Town of Hamilton, in the County of Lanark, and for making and repairing certain Roads and Avenues leading to the same.”

“ 15. An Act for the more effectually paving, repairing, cleansing, and lighting the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, and for regulating Weights and Measures, within the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“ 16. An Act for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town.”

“ 17. An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets and other publick Passages in the several Parishes and Wards of Saint Michael, Saint John, Holy Rhood, Saint Lawrence, All Saints within the Bar, All Saints without the Bar, and East Street and Bag Row, within the Town of Southampton and Liberties thereof, and for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious; and for the lighting and watching the said Streets and public Passages.”

“ 18. An Act for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water, and for the better paving and lighting the said City, and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

“ 19. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of King's Lynn and the Liberties thereof.”

“ 20. 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.

“ 21. An Act to enable the Parishioners of Saint Andrew Holborn, London, to purchase a Work-house.”

“ 22. An Act for building a Workhouse for the Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, in the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, in the County of Middlesex.

“ 23. An Act for consolidating the Rates to be made for the Relief of the Poor of the respective Parishes of Saint Thomas, Saint Edmund, and Saint Martin, in the City of New Sarum

“ 24. An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, so far as the said Act relates to the repairing and widening the Road from Hindhead Heath, in the County of Surry, Through Fernhurst Lane and Midhurst, to the City of Chichester, in the County of Sussex; and also for repairing and widening the Road from Chichester aforesaid to Delkey, in the said County.”

“ 25. An Act for repairing and widening the several Roads from the South Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of East Walton, Narborough, Stoke Ferry, and Downham Market, in the County of Norfolk.

“ 26. An Act for amending the Road from Wells-bourn Mountfort to Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick

“ 27. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks,

“ 28. An Act to continue and render more effectual, several Acts for repairing and amending the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury, to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common, in the County of Huntingdon, and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, at or near the Ferry House in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neots, to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane.

“ 29. An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act of the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from Sutton, in the County of Surrey, through the Borough of Reigate by Sidlow Mill to Povey Cross, and from Sutton aforesaid through Cheam, and over Howell Hill, to Ewell; and also the Road from Tadworth by the Windmill to the Bottom of Pebble Hill, in the said County;” and for empowering the Trustees appointed by an Act of the Tenth Year of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Surry and Sussex, to make a yearly Allowance to the Trustees appointed by the said Act of the Twenty-eighth of George the Second; and for taking certain Roads out of the Power of the Trustees appointed by the said Act of the Tenth of George the First, and putting them under the Direction of the Trustees appointed by the said Act of the Twenty-eighth of George the Second; and for repairing the Road from Povey Cross, in the County of Surrey, to the Oak dividing the Counties of Surrey and Suffix, and also the Road from Woodhatch to Peteridge Lane, in the County of Surrey.

“ 30. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the East Gate, in the Borough of King's Lynn, into the Parishes of Geyton and Grimstone, and to the Gate next 'Hillington on Congham Common, and to the North End of Babingley Lane, in the County of Norfolk

“ 31. An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk.

“ 32. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of “His late Majesty, for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hertford, therein mentioned, and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

“ 33. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “ for repairing and widening the Road from the East End of West Tap-house Lane to the Borough of Liskeard; and from thence to Coomb Row House; and also the Road from the said Borough of Liskeard to Craft Hole, and from thence to Crimble Passage and Far Point, and from Craft Hole aforesaid, to Saint Germans Beacon, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon;” and for amending the Roads from Barn Street to Duloe Chunk, and from Lux Street to Crathick Ford, and from Bull Post to Treworgey Cross, in the County of Cornwall.

“ 34. An Act to extend the Provisions in Two Acts, passed in the Third and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Cambridge to Ely, and from Ely to Littleport, and other Roads therein mentioned, to the Road from Witburton to Mepall; and for making other Provisions for repairing the said Road from Ely to Littleport; and for making and keeping in. Repair a Road from Littleport to Chequer Corner in Downham, in the Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk.

“ 35. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Worksop to the Turnpike Road at Kelham, and from Debdale Hill to the Great Northern Road at South Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.

“ 36. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Brighthelmston to The County Oak on Lovell Heath, in the County of Sussex

“ 37. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Bury Saint Edmunds to the Town of Newmarket, in the Counties of Suffolk and Cambridge; and from the South End of The Ferry Street in Brandon to Bury Saint Edmunds, in the said County of Suffolk

“ 38. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth. Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Stockport, in the County of Chester, to Saxon's Lane End, in the County of Lancaster, and other Roads in the said Act mentioned.”

“ 39. An Act for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head in Femille, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith, in the same County.”

“ 40. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to and through the Borough of Tamworth, and other Roads, therein mentioned, in the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Derby.

“ 41. An Act to continue the Term and to vary and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts;” and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

“ 42. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Burford to Banbury in the County of Oxford; and from Burford aforesaid to the Turnpike Road leading to Stow, in the County of Gloucester, at the Bottom of Stow Hill; and from Swerford Gate, in the said County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton”

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

Le Roy le veult.

“ 43. 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.”

“ 44. 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 Pleydell Baronet 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.”

“ 45. 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.”

“ 46. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Gorge Lord Edgecumbe to grant Building Leases of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, within the Manor of Stonehouse, otherwise East Stonehouse, in the County of Devon.

“ 47. An Act for confirming an Agreement, afterwards made an Order of Assize and Rule of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster, in a Cause wherein John Doe, on the Demise of William Salvin Esquire and Catherine his Wife, was Plaintiff, and Margaret Thornton and Mary Thornton Spinsters, Infants, by their Guardians, were Defendants, touching the Manor of Netherwitton, Capital Messuage of Netherwitton, and other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Northumberland, heretofore the Estate of John Thornton late of Netherwitton aforesaid Esquire deceased, and for confirming the Award made in pursuance of the said Agreement.”

“ 48. 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.”

“ 49. An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estates devised by William Hulme Esquire to grant Building Leases thereof; and to encrease the Number of Exhibitioners in Brazen Nose College, Oxford, founded by the said Testator; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“ 50. An Act for vesting the Manor of Snelston, o and certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Snelston, in the County of Derby, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas Dockscy 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.”

“ 51. An Act for vesting the Share and Interest of George Rich Esquire, Second Son of Sir Robert Rich Baronet deceased, of and in Six thousand Pounds, (which by the Settlement made on the Marriage of the said Sir Robert Rich with Dame Elizabeth Rich his now Widow, was secured for the Benefit of their younger Children), in the Executors of the said Sir Robert Rich, as Part of his Personal Estate, pursuant to a Codicil to his Will, made for that Purpose.”

“ 52. An Act for Sale of the Settled Estate of the Honourable George Hobart, in the County of Leicester, and for investing the Monies to arise from such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“ 53. An Act for establishing and confirming an Exchange of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Dovebridge, in the County of Derby, for other Lands and Hereditaments in the same Parish, pursuant to an Agreement between John Fitzherbert Clerk, Master of Arts, Vicar of the Vicarage and Parish Church of Devebridge, within the Diocese of Litchfield and Coventry, and Sir Henry Cavendish Baronet, by and with the Consent of the Patron of the said Vicarage and the Ordinary of the Diocese;”

“ 54. 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.”

“ 55. An Act for establishing, ratifying, and confirming all Sales, Partitions, and Divisions, made, or to be made by virtue of the Powers or Authorities contained in the several Marriage Settlements of Sir Walter Blount Baronet and the Honourable Dame Maty his Wife, and of the Honourable Thomas Clifford the Elder and the Honourable Barbara his Wife, and for other Purposes.”

“ 56. An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees several Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York and Derby, for the Maintenance of the poor Persons in the Hospital of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury long since deceased, situate at Sheffield, in the said County of York; and for enlarging the Buildings of the said Hospital, and adding more poor Persons to those already established there in and for enlarging the Powers contained in the said Act, and for other Purposes.”

“ 57. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Meadows, Pasture Leys, and Stinted Common Pastures, in the Township and Parish of Marion, in the County of Lincoln.

“58. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Little Stretton, in the Parish of Norton, and County of Lincoln.”

“59. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Liberties of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks.

“ 60. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Souldrop, in the County of Bedford.

“ 61. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pasture, and all other Open, Common, and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Normanton upon Soar, in the County of Nottingham.”

“ 61. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Saint Neots, in the County of Huntingdon

“ 63. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington in the Clay, in the County of Cambridge.

“ 64. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, and the Midsummer and Lammas, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, and the Common or Waste Ground called Aulcester Heath, within the Manor of Aulcester, in the County of Warwick”

“65. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Westborough and Doddington, in the Parish of Westborough cum Doddington, in the County of Lincoln”

“66. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Commons, within the Township and Parish of Great Useburn, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

67. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, Commons, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Ashbury, in the County of Berks.

“68. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Notgrove, in the County of Gloucester.”

“69. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of East Newton, in the Parish of Aldborough in Holdernesse, in the Count) of York.

“ 70. An Act for dividing certain Commons or Wastes in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, commonly called Newington Butts, in the County of Surry, and disposing of the same for the Benefit of the Poor of the said Parish.”

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

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

“Soit fait comma 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.

Welton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H.C. to return Nelthorpe's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates late of James Nelthorpe Esquire deceased, in Trustees, in order that the same, or a sufficient Part thereof, may be sold to raise Money to be applied to pay off the Debts and Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same 5 and for laying out the Surplus of the Purchase Money upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes therein expressed;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment. o

Butterton Mon. End, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby; and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven, in the County of Derby; and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford.”

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

D. Bolton.L. Bp. Durham.L. Harwich.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Chester.L. Hay.
D. Kingston.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Ducie.
E. Peterborough.L. Bp. Carlisle.L. Monson.
E. Shaftesbury.L. Sandys.
E. Scarborough.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Mansfield.
E. Dunmore.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Oxford.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Fowls.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hertford and Middlesex Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of Three Acts, for repairing the Highways through the several Parishes of Saint Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, Shenley Ridge, and South Mims, in the Counties of Hertford and Middlesex.”

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

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

Upper Dunsforth and Branton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township or Territories of Upper Dunsforth and Branton, in the County of York.”

Chepstow, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Village of Magor to the Bridge Foot in the Town of Chepstow, in the County of Monmouth, and other Roads in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester; and for repairing and widening several other Roads adjoin. ing to the said Roads.”

Cartwright's Bill.

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

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

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hams and Mr. Browning:

To acquaint them therewith.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Band Regii declaravit præses Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroraæ Dominis sic decernentibus.