House of Lords Journal Volume 21
April 1721

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: April 1721', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 491-508. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113455 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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April 1721

DIE Sabbati, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Lord Lovat versus Lady Lovat & al.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Simon Lord Lovat; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-fifth of January, the Fifteenth and TwentyEighth of February, 1717/18, the Twenty-third of June, the Third and Fourteenth of July, and Twenty-fourth of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen; and of the Interlocutors and other Proceedings, in relation to the Sequestration of the Estate of Alexander Mackenzie late of Frazerdale, and appointing a Factor to receive the Rents thereof; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Emelia Lady Dowager of Lovat; Anne, Catherine, and Margaret Frazers, Daughters to Hugh Lord Lovat, deceased; Alexander Mackenzie of Garloch an Infant, by his Guardians and others, Real Creditors upon the Estate of Lovat, and Hugh Frazer and Patrick Robertson, Factors appointed on the said Estate, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session complained of, by which the Estate in Question is sequestered, be, and are hereby, reversed, without Prejudice to any future Sequestration that may, upon just Cause, be granted in a proper and regular Method against the said Estate, for any such Debt as is chargeable thereupon, agreeably to the Decree made in this House in the former Appeal; and that so much of the Interlocutors complained of, as decree the Annuity of Two Thcusand Marks per Annum to the Lady Dowager Lovat, and the Debts claimed by and on the Behalf of Alexander Mackenzie of Garloch the Infant, and other Real Creditors upon the said Estate, be, and are hereby, reversed; and that such of the Interlocutors as prefer the Factor appointed for the Lands of Stratherrick and Abertarf, in Pursuance of the Lord Prestonhall's Deed, for the Portions of the Respondents, Anne, Catharine, and Margaret Frazers, until the said Respondents should be paid their respective Portions of Ten Thousand Marks each, with Interest, be, and are hereby, affirmed, without Prejudice to the Appellant to object, upon Payment, or any other Ground of Law, against the said Debts, as accords.

D. of Marlborough versus Strong.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the most Noble John Duke of Marlborough is Appellant, and Edward Strong Senior and Edward Strong Junior are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Twentyeighth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock.

D. of Richmond & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Charles Duke of Richmond and Lenox, the Lady Anne (fn. 1) Lenos his Daughter, and John Robarts Esquire, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 12 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John late Earl of Kildare, deceased, in the County of Limerick, within the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of the Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Kider discharged.

The House being informed, "That John Kider, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for causing the Earl of Dunbarton, a Peer of Great Britain, to be arrested, was at the Door:"

He was thereupon brought to the Bar; where, on his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for his said Offence, was discharged, paying his Fees.

L. Romney's Bill:

Hodie 32 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Romney, in the County of Norfolk; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, in the County of Kent, already purchased, to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons; by Mr. Fellowes and Mr. Godfrey:

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

Rochfort versus Creswick.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Rochfort Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Francis Creswick and Mary his Wife are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Respondent Mary is dead; and the Petitioner is advised, he cannot proceed to the Hearing the said Cause, which is appointed to be heard the Fourteenth Instant, without reviving the same against the Heir at Law of the said Respondent; and praying Leave to amend and revive the said Appeal against the Heir at Law of the said Mary Creswick; and that the Hearing thereof may stand adjourned till after the Heir at Law of the said Mary hath appeared and put in an Answer thereto:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend and revive the said Appeal, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Cambridge's Petition:

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Cambridge Esquire and Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to discharge Part of the Petitioner's Estate from the Uses and Trusts in his Marriage Settlement; and to settle another Estate, in the County of Glocester, of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses and Trusts, in Lieu thereof:

Referred to Judges.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Eyre; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that 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.

University of Oxford to build Radcliff Library, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable any Corporations within the University of Oxford, or any other Persons, to sell and convey any Messuages and Ground within the said University, for building a Library, pursuant to the Will of John Radcliffe Doctor in Physic; and for empowering any Colleges in the said University to sell or convey any Ground or Houses to each other, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Which Amendments, being read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House, and are as follow:

Pr. 5. Lines 5, 6. leave out ["Name or"].

Lines 6, 7, and 8. leave out ["Trustees, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor and"]; and instead thereof, insert ["Three Regius Professors for the Time being, or any Two of them, who shall"].

Line 8. Leave out the last Word ["to"]."

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendments made to the said Bill.

Rolfe's Bill.

The Earl of Warrington reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Burnels, alias Riston, and certain Lands in Norfolk, Part of the Estate of Jonas Rolfe Gentleman and Lucy his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered of the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

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

Kirwane versus Sir Walter Blake.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Kirwane Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwane Knight; complaining of several Orders and Decrees of the Chancery of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the Tenth of February 1714, the Twenty-fifth of February 1716, the Twelfth of July 1718, the Fifth of July, the Eighth of December, the Twenty-fixth of January, and First of February last, and all Proceedings thereupon, in certain Causes, wherein Sir Walter Blake Baronet was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and others were Desendants; and wherein the said Sir Walter Blake, Thomas Blake, and Simon Blake, were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner and others were Desendants; and wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and the said Sir Walter Blake Desendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Petitioner relieved:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Walter Blake may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Saturday the Sixth Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Attorney in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 3o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bertie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford; and for repairing the Road leading from the Bear Inn in Hadley to the Sign of the Angel in Enfield Chace, in the said County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycot and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers; and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better establishing of Public Credit, by preventing for the future the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. Essex takes the Oaths.

This Day William Earl of Essex came to the Table; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration; pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Address concerning the State of the Navy, and Correspondences concerning Mr. Knight.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Orders, that the proper Officers lay before this House a List of His Majesty's Fleet, distinguishing what Ships are in good Repair, and have their Furniture and Stores ready; and what are in Want of Repair, and of Stores; and also a State of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood at Christmas last; with an Account of what Money remained at that Time in the Hands of the several Treasurers of the Navy, and was to come in from the Exchequer, of what had been given by Parliament for the Navy since His Majesty's Reign; and an Account of the Condition of the Fleet, as it was laid before His Majesty, or either House of Parliament, soon after His Majesty's Accession to the Throne; also, Copies of the several Reports, or Memorials, which have been made by the Commissioners of the Navy, to the Admiralty, or Treasury, since the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-eight, relating to the Method of paying Seamen, or to the keeping the Seamen in Pay, while the Ships are in Harbour: And that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to cause to be laid before this House, all Correspondences relating to Mr. Knight."

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

Causes put off.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet is Appellant, and the Moderator and Presbytery of Aberdeen and William Abercrombie are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock; and that the other Causes do stand to be heard in Course.

D. Richmond and E. Kildare's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John late Earl of Kildare, deceased, in the County of Limerick, within the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of the Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Graston.
D. Bolton.
D. Montrose.
D. Wharton.
E. Westmorland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Essex.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Holderness.
E. Rochford.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Buchan.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Cowper.
E. Cadogan.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Tadcaster.
V. St. John.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Carteret.
L. Delawar.
L. Clinton.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Maynard.
L. Guilford.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Montjoy.
L. Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.
L. Newburgh.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant April, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bridges' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Harry Bridges Esquire to sell the Manor of Ilebrewers, in the County of Somerset, for Payment of his Daughter's Portion, and Legacies charged thereupon."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rolfe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Burnels, alias Riston, and certain Lands in Norfolk, Part of the Estate of Jonas Rolfe Gentleman and Lucy his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Munro versus Bruce:

The House was informed, "That Grizell Bruce, who, by Order of this House of the Eighteenth of February last, was required to put in her Answer to the Appeal of Alexander Munro Younger of Auchinbowie by the Eighteenth of March following, has neglected to put in her Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of the said Service being read:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Grizell Bruce do peremptorily put in her Answer to the said Appeal, on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess.

Maxwell & Ux. versus Sharp; et è contra.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Causes wherein Charles Maxwell Esquire and his Wife are Appellants, and George Sharp Esquire is Respondent; and wherein the said George Sharp is Appellant, and Charles Maxwell and his Wife are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Fifth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Stratton to enter into Recognizance for Minnit.

The House being moved, "That David Stratton, of London, Merchant, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Joshua Minnit, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which John Whinery is Respondent; the Appellant residing in Ireland:"

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

Blake versus Blake.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sibella Apolinea Blake and Jane Henrietta Barbara Blake, Insants, by Elizabeth Blake their Mother and Guardian, are Appellants, and Robert Blake Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Eighth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Whitby and Bridlington Prers, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving and keeping in Repair the Piers of the Town and Port of Whitby, in the County of York; and for explaining and making more effectual the several Acts passed for lengthening and repairing the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the said County," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blct.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Kirwane versus Sir W. Blake.

The Answer of Sir Walter Blake Baronet to the Petition and Appeal of John Kirwane Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwane Knight, was brought in the Thirteenth Instant.

Munro versus Bruce.

And this Day the Answer of Grizell Bruce, of Riddoch, to the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Munro the Younger, of Auchinbowie, was brought in.

His Majesty to be congratulated, on the Buth of a Prince:

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do, from this House, humbly wait on His Majesty, to congratulate His Majesty, on the joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness's happy Delivery of a Prince.

The Prince and Princess also to be congratulated.

Ordered also, That a Message be sent, from this House, to congratulate their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess, on the same joyful Occasion; and that the Lord President and the Earl of Sunderland do carry the said Message.

Correspondences, relating to Mr. Knight, delivered.

The Lord President presented to the House (by His Majesty's Command), pursuant to their Lordships Address of the Third Instant, the several Correspondences and Papers relating to Mr. Knight; with a Schedule of them.

The said Schedule was read, as follows:

Copy of the King's Letter to the Emperor, and Translation, dated 10th February 17 20/21; and the Emperor's Answer, dated 18th March, N. S. 1720/21, and Translation; enclosing a Copy of a Letter from Prince Eugene to the Marquis de Prie, dated 18th March, N. S. 17 20/21, and Translation."

Copy of Lord Townshend's Letter to Count Sinzendorff, dated 10th February 17 20/21, and Translation; and Count Sinzendorff's Answer, and Translation, dated 18th March, N. S. 17 20/21."

Copy of the King's Instructions to Colonel Churchill, dated 11th February 17 20/21."

Copy of Colonel Churchill's Letter to Lord Townshend, dated at Vienna, 4th March 17 20/21, O. S."

Copy of His Majesty's Instructions to Mr. Leathes, dated 6th February 17 20/21."

Copy of His Majesty's Letter to all the Princes and States, dated 6th February 17 20/21."

Copy of Lord Townshend's Letter to Mr. Leathes, dated 10th February 17 20/21, enclosing the Addresses of both Houses of Parliament, and a Representation of the South Sea Company, dated 9th February 17 20/21."

Copy of Mr. Leathes' Letters to Lord Sunderland, dated 24th and 26th February 17 20/21, N. S."

Copy of Mr. Leathes' Letter to Lord Townshend, dated 27th February, N. S. 17 20/21."

Copy of Lord Townshend's Letter to Mr. Leathes, dated 20th February 17 20/21."

Copies of Mr. Leathes' Letters to Lord Townshend, dated 6, 10, 15, 19, and 30th March, and the 3d of April, 1721, N. S."

Copy of Lord Townshend's Letter to Mr. Leathes, dated 31th March 1721; enclosing Copies of the Address of the House of Commons, dated 29th March, and His Majesty's Answer thereto."

Copy of Mr. Leathes' Letter to Mr. Tilson, dated 10th April 1721, N. S."

Copies of Mr. Leathes' Letters to Lord Townshend, of the 12th and 17th April 1721, N. S."

Copy of Lord Townshend's Letter to Mr. Leathes, dated 10th April 1721, O. S."

Copy of Mr. Leathes' Letter to Lord Townshend, dated 22th April 1721, N. S. enclosing the Copy of a Memorial he presented to the Marquis de Prie, and Translation."

Accompts of the Produce of the Customs delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Comptroller General of the Customs attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, Two Papers, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty, the 24th of March last.

And withdrew.

The Titles whereof were read, as follow:

"1. An Accompt of the Produce of the Customs, from Christmas 1714 to Christmas 1720."

"2. An Accompt of the Produce of the Customs in each Quarter, from Christmas 1717 to Christmas 1720."

Papers from the Navy Office, concerning the State of the Fleet, delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Navy attended:"

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, several Papers, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the Third Instant.

And withdrew.

The Titles whereof were read, as follow:

"1. A Copy of a List of His Majesty's Royal Navy, with the Condition of each Ship, according to the best Account that could be had thereof, on the Tenth of August 1714."

"2. A State of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood on the 31st December 1720; with an Accompt of what Money remained, at that Time, in the Hands of the several Treasurers of the Navy."

"3. An Accompt of what Money remained, on the 31st December 1720, to come in from the Exchequer, of what had been given by Parliament for the Navy, since His Majesty's Reign."

"4. Copies of the several Reports and Memorials made by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy to the Admiralty, or Treasury, since the Year 1688, relating to the Method of paying Seamen, or keeping the Seamen in Pay, whilst the Ships are in Harbour."

Sir A. Cumming versus Presbytery of Aberdeen.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet; complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland; as also upon the Answer of the Moderator and Presbytery of Aberdeen and William Abercromby put in thereunto:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Graston.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.

PRAYERS.

Proceedings of the Chapter of Westminster delivered:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he had received a Paper from the Lord Bishop of Rochester, giving an Account of the Proceedings of the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, touching the building a Dormitory for the King's Scholars."

And his Lordship having delivered in the same:

Dean and Chapter of Westm. versus Act. General & al.

It is Ordered, That the Debate which arose the Twenty-ninth of March last, upon the Hearing the Cause wherein the said Lord Bishop of Rochester, Dean of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, and others, are Appellants, and His Majesty's Attorney General and others are Respondents, be resumed on Thursday the Fourth Day of May next.

King's Answer to Congratulation on the Buth of the Prince.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves, pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday, had humbly waited on His Majesty, to congratulate His Majesty on the joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness's happy Delivery of a Prince; and that His Majesty was pleased to say,

He thanks the House of Lords, for their Congratulation upon this happy Occasion; which, He hopes, will prove a Strengthening of the Protestant Succession, and a Blessing to this Kingdom."

Sir A. Cumming versus Presbvtery of Aberdeen:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Cumming Baronet; complaining of an Interlocutory Sentence, or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Nineteenth of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, and of Part of an Interlocutor of the Sixth of December, and likewise of an Interlocutor of the Thirtieth of December last, affirming the same, made on the Behalf of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Mr. William Abercromby; and praying to be relieved in the Premises, as to Law, Justice, and Equity, appertains: As also upon the joint and several Answer of the Moderator and Presbytery of Aberdeen and William Abercromby put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement reversed, in Part.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the Nineteenth of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, and so much of the Interlocutor of the Sixth of December as is contained in these Words ["with this Quality, that his Right of Presentation cannot take Place during Mr. White's Life-time"], and the Interlocutor of the Thirtieth of December last in Affirmance thereof, be, and are hereby, reversed.

Then, it being proposed, "To give some further Direction touching the said Cause:"

It was moved, "To adjourn the House."

And the Question being put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven a Clock?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 19o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Graston.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

His Royal Highness's Answer to the Congratulatory Address.

The Lord President acquainted the House, "That he and the Earl of Sunderland, pursuant to their Lordships Order on Monday last, had waited on his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, with a Message from this House, to congratulate his Royal Highness on the joyful Occasion of her Royal Highness's happy Delivery of a Prince; and that his Royal Highness was pleased to return the following Answer:

"I take the Congratulations of the House of Lords very kindly. The Zeal and Affection which I have seen them at all Times shew for the King and His Family, leave me no Room to doubt of their Joy upon this Occasion."

The Lord President further acquainted the House, That he and the Earl of Sunderland had likewise inquired after the Health of her Royal Highness and the young Prince; but, her Highness not seeing Company, they had not as yet executed the further Commands of this House."

Edgworth versus Giffard.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire; complaining of certain Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the Twelfth of July and Twenty-third of February last, in a Cause wherein Thomas Giffard Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Desendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiff's Bill dismissed with Costs:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Grsfard may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto; in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-fourth Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondent's Clerk or Attorney in the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland be deemed good Service.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Sir C. Carteret's Bill; and Packington's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlett and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest the Estate of Sir Charles Carteret Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts, and settling the Remainder to the same Uses in his Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wrightson and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Herbert Perrot Pakington Esquire, only Son of Sir John Pakington Baronet, to acknowledge Fines, and suffer Recoveries, while he is under the Age of One and Twenty Years;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

And, a Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlett and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

List of the Fleet delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Navy attended:"

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, a Book, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the Third Instant.

And withdrew.

The Title whereof was read, as follows:

"A List of His Majesty's Fleet; distinguishing what Ships are in good Repair, and have their Furniture and Stores ready; and what are in Want of Repair and Stores, according to the best Accounts that can be had thereof."

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Erskine:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Commissioners and Trustees of the forseited Estates in Scotland; complaining of a Decree of the Lords Delegates, of the Three and Twentieth of December last, made on the Behalf of Mr. David Erskine of Dun, One of the Senators of the College of Justice; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Decree of the Appellants, of the Seventh of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, may be affirmed:" As also upon the Answer of the said David Erskine put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement 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 Decree of the Lords Delegates in Scotland therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Carroll versus Chamberlaine & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Eleanor Carroll and Anthony Carroll, Executors of William Carroll; complaining of a Decree of Dismission made in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Third of February last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioners were Plaintiffs, and Christopher Chamberlain, Margaret his Wife, and Margaret Coddan, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Defendants compelled to execute a legal Lease of the Premises in Question; or that their Lordships will make such Decree as the Lord Chancellor of Ireland ought to have made:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Christopher Chamberlain, Margaret his Wife, and Margaret Coddan, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twenty-fourth Day of May next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerk in Court be deemed good Service.

Messages from H. C. to return L. Parker & al. Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hungerford and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Parker Baron of Macclesfield Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, John Sutton Clerk, Edward Ayres and Sarah his Wife, and Mathew Hawes and Sarah his Wife, for and on the Behalf of themselves and of their Infant Children, to make several Exchanges of Lands and Tenements, and to perform their several Agreements touching the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, Bill:

Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers; and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.

Inhabitants of Macclesfield & al. for the Bill.

A Petition of several Persons inhabiting in the Towns of Macclesfield, Stockport, Leek, and Towns adjacent, in the County Palatine of Chester, and in the County of Stafford, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands more, concerned in throwing, twisting, dying, manufacturing, and making Needle-wrought Buttons; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs," may pass;" was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table.

Report on Mr. Harrington's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Henry Harrington Gentleman, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising thereby, to purchase other Lands, of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estate to be sold is settled," was committed: "That the Committee have considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which they have found to be true; and that all the Parties concerned have given their Consents; and that the Committee have made Amendments to the Bill, by filling up the Blanks, with the Time for the Commencement thereof, and the Names of the Trustees in whose Hands the Purchase-money is to be lodged: But their Lordships, finding that no Estate is contracted for, or purchased, in Lieu of that intended to be sold, as is required to be done by the Standing Order of this House, have directed a special Report to be made to your Lordships of the Reasons which appeared to the Committee, why, in regard to the particular Circumstances of this Case, they conceive it reasonable the said Bill should pass, though the said Standing Order cannot be duly complied with.

For, First, the Price for which the Estate agreed by the Bill to be sold far exceeds any Price that could have been got at any other Time than that at which the Contract was made; by which Contract an Act of Parliament (if necessary) was agreed to be obtained, and, if so obtained, 'twas agreed Conveyances of the Estate should be executed within One Month next after passing the said Act; and, if such Act be not obtained, it will be much to the Prejudice of the Family; whereas the Sale will be greatly to its Advantage, the Price contracted for being far above the Value of the Lands settled, were they now to be sold.

"That there is no Prospect of finding an Estate, so as to make a Purchase, and pass an Act, this Session of Parliament; and had an Estate been bought at the Time of the Contract for the said Sale, the Price would have been so great, as that the Benefit arising to the Family by the said Sale would have been wholly taken away."

Which Report being read by the Clerk, as also the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill:

Motion for dispensing with the Standing Order to be considered.

It was moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, mentioned in the said Report, may be dispensed with, in this Case:"

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Motion into Consideration on Saturday next; and the Lords to be summoned; and that the further Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till that Time.

Mr. Clavering & al. to enclose Lanchester Moor, Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of James Clavering of Stowhouse in the County of Durham Esquire, Francis Nicholls of Collierly, John Fawcett of the City of Durham, Ambrose Stevenson of Mannor-house, Esquires, Robert Spearman of the City of Durham aforesaid Gentleman, John Mowbray the Younger, John Hunter of Medomsley, John Humble of Ryton, and Robert Mason of Iveston in the said County, Gentlemen, on the Behalf of themselves, and of several other Persons, entitled to, or interested in, a certain Moor, or Fell, in the Parish of Lanchester, in the said County of Durham, and who have Common of Pasture upon the same; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for dividing and enclosing the said Moor, or Fell, commonly called Lanchester Fell, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose:

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

Munro versus Bruce.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Munro the Younger of Auchinbowie Esquire is Appellant, and Grizell Bruce of Riddoch is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock.

Address for a State of the Debt of the Navy.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to cause the proper Officers to lay before this House a State of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood the Thirty-first of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen; with an Accompt of what Money remained at that Time in the Hands of the several Treasurers of the Navy, and was to come in from the Exchequer, of what had been given by Parliament for the Navy."

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

Paynter's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Paynter Esquire to sell the Manors of Twydall and East Court, in the County of Kent; and to settle other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses," was committed: "That they had considered of the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

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

Bath Highways, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown Hill and the City of Bath, and also several Highways leading to and through the said City; and for cleansing, paving, and lightening, the Streets, and regulating the Chairmen there; and for explaining and making the said Act more effectual."

Sir J. Cope & al. to enclose Broadheath. Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Jonathan Cope Baronet, Lord of the Manor of Ellenhall, in the County of Stafford, and most of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Leaseholders, having Right of Commoning in and on a Common called Broadheath and The Lawn, in the Parishes of Ellenhall, Seighford, and Ronton, and the Extra-parochial Monastery of Ronton, in the aforesaid County of Stafford; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enclosing the said Common, commonly called Broadheath, and The Lawn, and to divide the same into such Allotments and Proportions, according to every Person's Right therein, for the greater Encouragement of the Inhabitants of the said Parishes:

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

Rochfort versus Creswicke.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Creswicke Esquire, Respondent to the Appeal of Robert Rochfort Esquire; praying, "That the said Appellant may be obliged to revive and amend the said Appeal, pursuant to the Order of this House of the First Instant, by a short Day to be limited for that Purpose; or, in Default thereof, that the same may stand dismissed:"

It is Ordered, That the said Appellant be, and is hereby, required to revive and amend the said Appeal, pursuant to the said Order, by this Day Sevennight; or, in Default thereof, the said Appeal to stand dismissed, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Whitby and Bridlington Press, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving, and keeping in Repair, the Piers of the Town and Port of Whitby, in the County of York; and for explaining and making more effectual the several Acts passed for lengthening and repairing the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the said County."

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. Fellows and Mr. Hiccocks:

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

Dr. Middleton versus King's College, Aberdeen:

The House was informed, "That the Principal, Masters, and Members of the University, or King's College, of Old Aberdeen, who, by Order of this House of the Seventeenth of March last, were required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the Appeal of Doctor George Midleton on or before the Fourteenth Instant, have neglected to put in their Answers thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon, Affidavits of the said Service being read:

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal, by this Day Sevennight.

Journeymen Taylors, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality."

Highgate and Barnet Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford; and for repairing the Road leading from the Bear Inn in Hadley to the Sign of the Angel in Enfield Chace, in the said County of Middlesex."

Falconer versus Falconer.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein David Falconer of Newton Esquire is Appellant, and Dame Elizabeth Falconer and others are Respondents, ex Parte:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum primum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 21o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Graston.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John Blet.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Duff versus Gordon; & è contra:

Counsel being this Day called in, and heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Duff of Dipple Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutory Sentence, or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Second of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, and the Affirmance thereof the First of January following, made on the Behalf of George Gordon of Glastirum; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said George Gordon put in to the said Appeal; and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of the said George Gordon, complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the said Lords of Session of the Thirteenth and Five and Twentieth of February, and Ninth of June last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed;" and the Answer of the said William Duff put in thereunto:

The Counsel for the Appellant William Duff having opened the Matter of his Appeal; and shewn, "That the Complaint of the Interlocutors, finding the Bond Debts in Question real Burdens on his Estate, is founded upon a Point already adjudged by this House:"

The Counsel for the Respondent George Gordon admitted it so to be; and therefore would not enter into the Defence of the said Interlocutors: And farther declaring, "That he, looking upon the Reversal of those Interlocutors to put an End to the whole Contest between the Parties to these Appeals, declined to trouble the House with Arguments, in Support of the Bonds in Question, against the Interlocutors complained of by the Appeal of the said George Gordon."

Wherefore the Counsel for the said William Duff prayed, "That the Appeal of the said George Gordon be dismissed."

Judgement.

And, upon due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in the said Causes, it is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the Second of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, finding the Bond Debts real Burdens upon the Estate in Question, and the Interlocutor of the First of January following in Affirmance thereof, be, and are hereby, reversed; and that the said Petition and Appeal of George Gordon, complaining of the said Interlocutors of the Thirteenth and Five and Twentieth of February 17 20/21, and the Interlocutor of the Ninth of June last in Affirmance thereof, be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; without Prejudice to any Demands the said Appellant George Gordon may have upon the Two Bonds in Question, against any other Person beside the said William Duff, the original Appellant.

King's Answer to Address relating to the Debt of the Navy.

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves (according to Order) had waited on His Majesty with the Address of this House Yesterday, relating to the State of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood the Thirty-first of December 1714; with an Accompt of what Money remained at that Time in the Hands of the several Treasurers of the Navy, and was to come in from the Exchequer, of what had been given by Parliament for the Navy, to be laid before this House; and that His Majesty has been pleased to give Orders accordingly."

Dr. Middleton versus King's College, Aberdeen.

Upon reading the Petition of Doctor George Midleton, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Mr. George Chalmers Principal, and the Masters and Members of the University, or King's College, of Old Aberdeen are Respondents; praying, "In regard the Petitioner's Residence is in Scotland, that Colonel John Midleton may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance on the Petitioner's Behalf:"

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel John Midleton may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Message from H. C. to return De Grey's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging certain Estates, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, of and from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Marriage Settlement of Thomas de Grey Esquire; and for settling other Estates, in the said Counties, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wrightson and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, from Liverpoole to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Cambridge, Leave for a Bill.

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

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

Sir G. Kneller & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Godfrey Kneller Baronet, Jonathan Smith of Greenhithe in the County of Kent Esquire, and Elhanna Smith his Daughter, an Infant, by her said Father and Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the said Infant to join in the Sale of certain Freehold and Copyhold Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Whitton, in the Parishes of Istleworth and Twickenham, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, and the Assurances relating thereto, as if she were of full Age, upon Payment of the Purchase-money to Trustees, to be laid out in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Eyre and Mr. Justice Fortescue; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that 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.

Sir J. Osborne versus Usher & al.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Osborne Baronet, Appellant in a Cause to which Beverley Usher and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That the said Cause is appointed to be heard the Twenty-fourth Instant; and that the Petitioner is informed, the said Respondents will object, at the said Hearing, to the Petitioner's being Heir Male of Nicholas Osborne his Father, and Sir Nicholas Osborne his Brother;" and praying Leave, at or before the said Hearing, to prove, by One or more Persons, viva Voce, or in such Manner as may be thought proper, that the Petitioner is Heir Male of the said Nicholas Osborne his Father and Sir Nicholas Osborne his Brother; or that such other Order may be made, touching the same, as their Lordships shall think fit; and that the Hearing the said Cause may be adjourned for a Fortnight:

And thereupon the Answer to the said Appeal was read.

And the Agents for the said Parties were called in.

And consenting to the putting off the Hearing of the said Cause; and being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Tenth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Parties be at Liberty, in the First Place, to be heard on the Matters contained in the said Petition; and that the Respondents may have a Copy thereof in the mean Time.

Paynter's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Paynter Esquire to sell the Manors of Twydall and East Court, in the County of Kent; and to settle other Lands, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Fellows and Mr. Hiccocks:

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

Highgate and Barnet Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford; and for repairing the Road leading from The Bear Inn in Hadley to the Sign of The Angel in Enfield Chace, in the said County of Middlesex."

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

Rochfort versus Creswicke:

The House being informed, "That Philip Alderson attended, on Behalf of the Respondent, in order to prove Copies of the Records and Proceedings to be made Use of on hearing the Appeal of Robert Rochfort Esquire, depending in this House, to which Froncis Creswicke Esquire is Respondent:"

Pleadings proved.

He was thereupon called in; and delivered, at the Bar, the Copies of the said Records and Proceedings; which he attested, upon Oath, to be true Copies; he having examined them with the Originals in the Court of Chancery in Ireland.

And withdrew.

E of Rochford's Committee revived.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Earl of Rochford's Bill stands committed be revived; and meet on Wednesday Morning next.

Lanchester Moor, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Fell, commonly called Lanchester Fell, in the Parish of Lanchester, in the County of Durham."

Rivers Mersey and Irwell navigable, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, from Liverpoole to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Cambridge's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Richard Cambridge Esquire, in the County of Gloucester, from the Uses and Limitations contained in his Marriage Settlement; and for settling another Estate, in the same County, of better Value, to the same Uses."

Falconer versus Falconer.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein David Falconer of Newton Esquire is Appellant, and Dame Elizabeth Falconer and others are Respondents, ex Parte:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Second Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Harington's Report, &c to be considered.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Wednesday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another; and for taking into further Consideration the special Report then made from the Lords Committees to whom Mr. Harington's Bill was referred:

It is Ordered, That this House will take the said Motion into Consideration on Thursday next; and that the said Report be further considered at that Time.

Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, Bill.

Whereas Tuesday next is appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers; and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprills.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Graston.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Filzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

State of the Navy Debt, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That some of the Commissioners of the Navy attended:"

They were called in.

And delivered, at the Bar, Two Papers, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty on Wednesday last.

And withdrew.

The Titles whereof were read, as follow:

"1. A State of the Debt of the Navy, as it stood the Thirty-first of December 1714; with an Accompt of what Money remained at that Time in the Hands of the several Treasurers of the Navy."

"2. An Accompt of what Money remained, on the 31st of December 1714, to come in from the Exchequer, of what had been given by Parliament for the Navy, for the Years 1711, 1712, 1713, and 1714."

Rochfort versus Creswick.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Rochfort Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Francis Creswicke Esquire is Respondent; praying, "That the said Appeal may stand adjourned over for such Time as their Lordships shall please to appoint, until the said Respondent hath put in an Answer to the Petitioner's Supplemental Bill, which he intends forthwith to exhibit in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and till the Petitioner is satisfied in se veral Facts relating to the Heir at Law of Mary Creswicke deceased:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear One Counsel of a Side, on the Matter of the said Petition, on Tuesday next.

Brabazon versus L. Dudley & Ward.

A Petition of Edward Brabazon Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, amongst other Things, "That he, and those under whom he derives, have, for Seventeen Years last past, been in the actual and quiet Possession of certain Lands, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland; to be put into the Possession of which, the Lord Ward is now applying, under Colour of some Proceedings before this House above Twenty Years since;" and praying, "That the Circumstances of the Petitioner's Case may be taken into Consideration; and that he may be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House, before any Order be made upon the Petition of the said Lord Ward:"

It is Ordered, That this Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Petition of the Lord Dudley and Ward stands referred.

Chamberlaine versus White:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Christopher Chamberlain Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the One and Thirtieth of May last, in a Cause wherein Mary White was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Mary White, Widow, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement reversed, with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of the One and Thirtieth of May last, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and is hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared and Adjudged, That the said Respondent is not entitled to recover a Portion of Five Hundred Pounds against the Appellant, or out of his Estate; but is entitled to a Portion of Two Hundred Pounds, together with Interest for the same, to be computed from the Time of the Death of her Father, in case she had before that Time attained her Age of Fifteen Years, or was married; or in Case she were under that Age, and unmarried at the Time of his Death, then from the Time of her coming of the Age of Fifteen Years, or being married, which First happened: And it is hereby further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, with Interest, for the same to be computed as aforesaid, be forthwith paid to the said Respondent by the said Appellant, or out of the Estate in Question; and the Court of Chancery in Ireland is to give all necessary Directions for carrying this Judgement into effectual Execution.

Hunter et al. against enclosing Lanchester Moor.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Hunter and Robert Hunter, of Meddomsley, in the County of Durham, Gentlemen, Charles Collinson Clerk, and Cuthbert Johnson Gentleman, of Meddomsley aforesaid; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor, or Fell, commonly called Lanchester Fell, in the Parish of Lanchester, in the County of Durham," before the passing thereof:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the Eleventh Day of May next; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the said Second Reading, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

D. Richmond and E. of Kildare's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John late Earl of Kildare, deceased, in the County of Limerick, within the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of the Charges and Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered of the said Bill, and found the Allegations rhereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

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

Broadheath Common, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Heath, or Common, called Broadheath, in the Parishes of Ellenhall, Seighford, and Ronton, in the County of Stafford."

Munroe versus Bruce.

Upon reading the Petition of John Llewellin Gentleman, Solicitor for Grizel Bruce, Respondent to the Appeal of Alexander Munroc the Younger of Auchinbowie; praying, "That the Hearing the said Cause, which is appointed for To-morrow, may be adjourned to such further Time as may be thought proper; the Petitioner not having received the Decree and Depositions from Scotland, without which it will be impossible for him to prepare for the said Hearing."

And thereupon the Petitioner and Mr. Alexander Hamilton the Appellant's Agent were called in.

And consenting to the putting off the said Hearing, as desired:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Martin to enter into Recognizance for Carroll.

The House being moved, "That Luke Martin Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Eleanor Carroll and Anthony Carroll, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, to which Christopher Chamberlain and others are Respondents; the Appellants residing in Ireland:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Dr. Middleton versus King's College, Aberdeen.

This Day the Answer of Mr. George Chalmers Principal of the University, or King's College, of Old Aberdeen, and others, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Doctor George Midleton, was brought in.

E. of Clarendon's Privilege:

A Complaint was made to the House, of a Breach of the Privilege of the Earl of Clarendon, committed in Ireland, by Samuel Adams, in causing Walter Bunbury the said Earl's menial Servant to be arrested.

Adams attached, for arresting Bunbury, his Servant, in Ireland.

And thereupon Joseph Fitz Simmons was called in; and, at the Bar, upon Oath, acquainted the House, "That the said Walter Bunbury was arrested, at the Suit of the said Samuel Adams, and committed to the Custody of Elcazer Peirson, Marshal of the Four Courts in Dublin, in November last; and One John Williams was the Attorney employed by the said Adams in suing out the Writ; which Plaintiff and Attorney both knew that the said Walter Bunbury was the said Earl's Servant; and, being by him the said Fitz-Simmons cautioned to take Care what they did, they both used Expressions highly derogatory to the Honour, as well as Privileges, of the Peers of Great Britain; and that, though he the said Fitzsimmons complained to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, and produced to the Sheriffs of that Place Letters from the said Earl, requiring the Discharge of his Lordship's said Servant; yet could not obtain any Redress."

And the said Fitz Simmons further acquainting the House, "That he some Time since saw the said Adams in London:"

He withdrew.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said Samuel Adams, and keep him in safe Custody, during the Pleasure of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir William Sanderson Knight and Baronet, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and to every of them.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Complaint be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the M. of Halifax's Estate Bill, and L. Romney's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest the Fee and Inheritance of divers Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of William late Marquis of Halifax, in Trustees, to be sold, together with a Term of Five Hundred Years, by him devised to his Executors, in Trust, for the better Performance of his Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gibbon and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Romney, in the County of Norfolk; and for settling other Lands, of grearer Value, in the County of Kent, already purchased, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Medlycot and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Masse;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Petitions for Raw Silk and Mohan Yarn, Bill.

A Petition of several Persons inhabiting in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs thereof; in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of Men, Women, and Children, concerned in throwing, twisting, dying, manufacturing, and making, of Needle-wrought Buttons:

Also, a Petition of several Persons in the County of Gloucester, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of Poor employed in the Woollen Manufactory:

Also, a Petition of several Persons inhabiting in the ancient Borough of Milborn Port, and Parts adjacent, in the County of Somerset, in Behalf of themselves, and many Thousands of Men, Women, and Children, concerned in throwing, twisting, dying, manufacturing, and making, of Needle-wrought Buttons:

Also, a Petition of several Persons inhabiting in the ancient Borough of Shurborn and Parts adjacent, in the County of Dorset, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of Men, Women, and Children, concerned in throwing, twisting, dying, manufacturing, and making, of Needle-wrought Buttons, praying their deplorable Case may be taken into Consideration; and that the Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers; and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes, made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs," may pass:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; and severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Journeymen Taylors, Pet. against the Bill to regulate them.

Upon reading the Petition of divers Journeymen Taylors, in Behalf of themselves and many others, and their Families; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, at the Bar of this House, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality," upon the Subject-matter thereof; and that the Petitioners may have such Relief as may be thought meet:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the same, at the said Second Reading, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

E. of Rochford's Bill.

The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estates of Richard late Earl Rivers, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made between Frederick Earl of Rochford and Bessy Countess of Rochford his Wife, James Barry Earl of Barrymore in the Kingdom of Ireland and Lady Penclope Barry his Daughter, and John now Earl Rivers, subject to the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of the said late Earl Rivers remaining unpaid, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned," was committed: That they had considered of the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

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

D. Richmond and E Kildare's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John late Earl of Kildare, deceased, in the County of Limerick, within the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of the Charges and Incumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with at.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

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

Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufacturers; and encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, by prohibiting the Wearing of Buttons and Button-holes made of Cloth, Serge, or other Stuffs."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday the Sixth Day of May next.

Harington's Bill:

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made the Nineteenth Instant, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in One Place and buying Lands, in another; and also to take into further Consideration the Report then made from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Henry Harington Gentleman, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising thereby, to purchase other Lands, of greater Yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estate to be sold is settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed.

And the special Reasons reported by the said Committee being read; as also the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill; the same were agreed to.

Then a Clause being offered, to be added to the Bill, charging the Trustees with the Money to be by them received, until the same should be laid out in a new Purchase, and making them accountable for the same:

The said Clause was read.

And the Trustees attending:

They were called in; and, at the Bar, severally declared their Consents to the said Clause.

And withdrew.

Standing Order dispensed with.

And the said Clause being read a Second Time; it was agreed, that the same should be inserted in Lieu of the usual Clause for Exchange of Lands, exempting Trustees from being accountable for the Loss of any Money but what shall happen by their respective wilful Defaults.

And the said Standing Order being ordered to be dispensed with in this Case; the Bill was ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Highgate and Barnet Road, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing the Road from Highgate-Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, to Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford; and for repairing the Road leading from The Bear Inn, in Hadley, to the Sign of The Angel, in Enfield Chace, in the said County of Middl'x."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Rivers Mersey and Irwell navigable, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, from Liverpoole to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday the Sixth Day of May next.

Pulteney's Bill:

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of certain Estates therein mentioned, held by Lease from the Crown (which have been long in the Family of Sir William Pulteney deceased, and in which more than One Hundred Years are yet to come) to Trustees, upon a full Consideration to be paid for the same, as shall be valued by the proper Officers of the Crown, to the End the same may be settled according to the Uses directed in the Will of the said Sir William Pultency;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Then the said Bill was read the First Time.

King's Consent to it signified.

The Lord President acquainted the House, "That, the Contents of this Bill having been laid before His Majesty, His Majesty does, so far as concerns Him, consent to the said Bill."

Dr. Middleton versus King's College, Aberdeen.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Doctor George Midleton is Appellant, and Mr. George Chalmers and others, of the University, or King's College, of Old Aberdeen, are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Twelfth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Cambridge's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging Part of the Estate of Richard Cambridge Esquire, in the County of Gloucester, from the Uses and Limitations contained in his Marriage Settlement; and for settling another Estate, in the same County, of better Value, to the same Uses."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Kent.
D. Manchester.
E. Westmorland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Buchan.
E. Ilay.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
V. Lonsdale.
V. Cobham.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlile.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Carteret.
L. Delawar.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Howard Eff.
L. Compton.
L. Lucas.
L. Guilford.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Mansel.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Romney.

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

Address relating to the Freet.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to cause the proper Officers to lay before this House, an Account of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels that have been victualed by any Flag or Commander, since the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, upon what Voyages, and by what Orders.

Also, a List of the Names of all the Flag Officers now living; distinguishing them by their last Commissions, and noting which of them are in any Sort of Pay or Pension, and what that is; as also what Flags have had Sea-pay ashore, and for what Time, since August 1714.

Also, a Copy of the Standing Instructions to the Muster-master, with an Account of what Squadrons (if any) have gone out without Muster-masters, since the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen.

Also, an Account of the Number of Workmen employed in all His Majesty's Yards, at Midsummer, in the Years 1687, 1698, and 1714, and the several Years since, together with the Sums Total of the Wages at each of those Times: And also what Captains and Commodores have been paid as Flags, and are out on Flag Pay; with an Account of the Number of Ships each of them had, or has, under his Command, since August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourteen; with a Copy of the Establishment by which they were, or are to be, so paid."

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

Kirwane versus Sir W. Blake.

The House being moved, "That Peter Bodkin Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Kirwane Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwane Knight, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which Sir Walter Blake Baronet is Respondent; the Appellant residing in Ireland:"

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

D. Marlborough versus Strong.

Ordered, That the proper Officer under the Auditor of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer do attend this House, at the Hearing the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Marlborough is Appellant, and Edward Strong Senior and Edward Strong Junior are Respondents; and bring with him the several Signs Manual of Her late Majesty, for the issuing Money on Account of the Buildings at Blenheim.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

L. Fitzwalter's Complaint of a Breach of Privilege, referred to a Committee:

A Complaint was made to the House, of a Breach of Privilege of the Lord Fitz Walter, by Thomas Cooch, in causing a Counter Wall, formerly a Sea Wall, to be cut, of the Depth of Twelve Feet, and the Length of Thirty Feet; whereby, not only his Lordship's Lands were damaged, but the same endangered the Overflowing a great Part of the Country.

And thereupon Aaron Sworder, John Weller, and Edward Baker, were called in; and examined, upon Oath, touching the same.

And being withdrawn:

Cooch to attend.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Matter of the said Complaint be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Privileges; and that the said Thomas Cooch do attend the said Committee on Monday next.

Visc. Lanesborough versus Ellwood:

After hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of James Lord Viscount Lanesborough of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Lawrence Eustace; complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the Fourth of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, and Nineteenth of February following, in a Cause wherein David Ellwood was Plaintiff, and the Appellants Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Elcanor Ellwood, Widow of the said David Ellwood, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side, in the Cause:

Judgement:

Amended, as by the Entry the 28th of June 1721.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That so much of the said Decree of the Nineteenth of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, complained of in the said Appeal, as declares the Lease taken by the Appellant Lawrence Eustace to be in Trust for David Ellwood the Respondent's late Husband; and as orders an Injunction to put the said David Ellwood into, and quiet him in, the Possession of all or any Part of the Premises in Question, be, and is hereby, reversed: But that so much of the Decree of the Fourth of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nineteen, as orders a Trial at Law, whereby the said David Ellwood was at Liberty to bring his Ejectment, to try his Title as Lessee under the City of Dublin against the said Appellant the Lord Viscount Lanesborough, be, and is hereby, affirmed; and, after a Trial had, pursuant to the said Decree, or upon Neglect of the Parties to proceed thereon, the Court of Chancery in Ireland is to make such further Order and Decree as shall be just.

Harington's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Gloucester, the Estate of Henry Harington Gentleman, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising thereby, to purchase other Lands, of greater Yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estate to be sold is settled; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Borret:

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

Masse's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Masse."

Stolck to be added to Masse's Bill.

A Petition of Jacob Stolck; praying Leave to be added to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Masse," was presented to the House, and read; and ordered to lie on the Table till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Bath Highways, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown-Hill and the City of Bath, and also several Highways leading to and through the said City; and for cleansing, paving, and lightening the Streets, and regulating the Chairmen there; and for explaining and making the said Act more effectual."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Grefton.
D. Kent.
D. Manchester.
E. Clarendon.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Poulet.
E. Sutherland.
E. Buchan.
E. Hadinton.
E. Orkney.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Cadogan.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlile.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Carteret.
L. Delawar.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North & Grey.
L. Compton.
L. Lucas.
L. Guilford.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Hay.
L. Mansel.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Blasphemy and Profaneness, to suppress, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Broke presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."

Then the said Bill was read the First Time.

And ordered a Second Reading on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Stolck take the Oaths.

This Day Jacob Stolck took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

D. Marlborough versus Strong.

Ordered, That the proper Officer under the Auditor of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer do attend this House, at the Hearing the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Marlborough is Appellant, and Edward Strong Senior and Edward Strong Junior are Respondents, with the original Letters of Privy Seal, in the Year 1715, whereby Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Sloper, and Mr. Craggs, were appointed to adjust the Demands of the Workmen at Blenheim.

Corporation of Gallway versus Russell.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Free Burgesses, and Commonalty, of the Town and County of the Town of Gallway; complaining of a Decree, Report, and several Orders and Proceedings, of the Chancery of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland: As also upon the Answer of Henry Russell put in thereunto:

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

Causes put off.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Roe Merchant Traveller is Appellant, and Janet Roe alias Wright, and William Tod, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Maii jam proxim. sequent. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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