House of Lords Journal Volume 21
May 1721, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: May 1721, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 520-525. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113457 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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May 1721, 11-20

DIE Jovis, 11o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Scal.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Lanchester Moon, to enclose, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the Second Reading of 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;" and for hearing Counsel upon the Petitions against the same, being read.

The Counsel and Parties were called in.

And the Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And Counsel were heard, as well against as for the said Bill; and divers Witnesses were examined upon Oath, in relation thereunto.

And being withdrawn:

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Rejected.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Broadheath Common to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Heath, or Common, called Broadheath, in the Parishes of Ellenhall, Seighford, and Ronton, in the County of Stafford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same, and made divers Amendments thereunto."

Which were read by the Clerk; and several of them, being read a Second Time, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed, to the same Committee; to meet on Tuesday Morning next.

Rivers Mersey and Irwell navigable Bill.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, from Liverpoole to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," being read:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on this Day Sevennight.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Munro the Younger of Auchinbowie is Appellant, and Grizel Bruce is Respondent:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 16o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
2. Comes Warwick.
1. Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Bute.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Duke Marlborough versus Strong.

This Day the Answer of Sir Robert Raymond Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, to the amended Petition and Appeal of the most Noble John Duke of Marlborough:

Edgworth versus Edgworth.

Also, the Answer of Robert Edgworth Esquire, to the Petition and Appeal of Edward Edgworth Esquire; were brought in.

Earl Ferrers, Privilege.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom the Petition of Sclina Countess Dowager Ferrers and others stands referred, do meet on Friday next.

Message from H. C. to return Pulteney's Bill:

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

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

Messages from thence, with Bills; and to return the Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn Bill; Bridges' Bill; and Harington's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Manor of Lathom, and divers Lands in the County of Lancaster, of Richard Wareing, Bryan Fairfax, and Thomas Ashburst, Esquires, and their Heirs, subject to the Trusts to which the same are now liable, and discharged of a certain Clause in Letters Patent of King Charles the First, for re-conveying the Reversion in Fee to the Crown;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

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

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Grosvenor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River Dane, from Northwich, where it joins the River Weaver, to the falling in of Wheelock Brooke; and Wheelock Brooke, up to Whcelock Bridge, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Hungerford Hoskyns and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, to the several Places therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Paper from the Navyoffice delivered.

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

They were called in; and delivered, at the Bar, a Paper, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty, of the Twenty-seventh of April last.

And withdrew.

The Title whereof was read, as follows:

An Account of the Number of Workmen employed in all His Majesty's Yards, at Midsummer 1687, 1698, and 1714, and the several Years since; together with the Sums total of the Wages at each of those Times."

Papers from the Treasury delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Frecker, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, Two Papers, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty, the Sixth Instant.

And withdrew.

The Titles whereof were read, as follow:

1. "A State, or Estimate, of the Debt of the Nation, unprovided for by Act of Parliament, exclusive of the Debt of the Navy."

2. "A State, or Estimate, of Debts of the Nation, being Deficiencies of Public Funds, unprovided for by Act of Parliament."

Papers from the Admiraltyoffice delivered.

The House being also informed, "That a Person from the Admiralty-office attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, several Papers, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the Twenty-seventh of April last; with a Schedule of them."

And then he withdrew.

The said Schedule was read, as follows:

A List of the Names of all the Flag Officers now living, distinguished by their last Commissions; with an Account of which of them are in any Sort of Pay or Pension, and what that is.

"What Flags have had Sea Pay on Shore, and for what Time, since August 1714.

"A Copy of the Standing Instructions to the Mustermaster; with an Account of what Squadrons have gone out without Muster-masters since the Year 1714.

"An Account of what Captains and Commodores have been paid as Flags, and are now out on Flag Pay; with an Account of the Number of Ships each of them had, or has, under his Command, since August 1714."

Merchants, Relief of, Motion for a Bill.

The House being moved, "That the Judges may be directed to prepare a Bill, for the explaining and amending the Laws concerning Bankrupts, in Cases where Notes are given to Merchants for Goods delivered, payable at a distant Time, by Persons becoming Bankrupts after such Delivery:"

It is Ordered, That the Matter of the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Dean of Westminster & al. versus Attorney General & al.

The House (according to Order) resumed the Debate, which arose the Twenty-ninth of March last, after hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Francis Lord Bishop of Rochester, Dean of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, Michael Evans Clerk, Lawrence Brodrick, Robert Cannon and Harry Barker, Doctors in Divinity, Prebendaries of the said Collegiate Church; complaining of a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, of the Twentieth of June last, in a Cause wherein the Attorney General, at the Relation of Nicholas Onely, Thomas Dent, Thomas Lynford, and Edward Goe, Doctors in Divinity, and Samuel Lord Bishop of Carlile, Five Prebendaries of the Collegiate Church aforesaid, Robert Freind Doctor in Divinity Master of Westminster School, and William Farrer Esquire, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and Thomas Spratt, late One of the Prebendaries of the said Church, deceased, were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree, for directing certain Issues to be tried at Law, may be reversed; and that the Appellants may proceed to erect a new Building, in the College Garden, for lodging the King's Scholars, according to the Scheme proposed; and that the Information, or Bill, exhibited by the Attorney General, may stand dismissed, with Costs:" As also upon the joint and several Answers of Sir Robert Raymond Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, and the other Respondents, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what had been offered in the said Cause:

Judgement reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of the Court of Chancery, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the College Garden is a more proper Place for building a Dormitory, than the Place where the old Dormitory now stands; and that a Building be carried on, in the said Garden, according to the Plan proposed, so soon as conveniently may be, doing as little Damage to the said Garden in erecting thereof as possible; and that proper Directions be given, from Time to Time, in order thereto, by the Court of Chancery: And it is further Ordered, That so much of the said Information, or Bill, exhibited by His Majesty's Attorney General in the said Court, at the Relation of the Respondents, as prayed a perpetual Injunction, to stay the building a Dormitory in the said College Garden, do stand dismissed.

Gower & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Gower the Elder, and William Gower the Younger, the only Child of William Gower the Elder, and Thomas Hawkins, for and on the Behalf of his Sons Edward Thomas Hawkins and John Hawkins, both Infants under the Age of One and Twenty Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Manor of Queenhill, in the County of Worcester, and for applying the Money arising thereby for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned; and for settling the Manors and Premises charged with the Debts of John Gower Esquire deceased, to the same Uses as the Residue of the said Manor of Queenhill will be subject to, in case only the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds was thereout raised:

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 Powys; 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.

Duke Marlborough versus Strong.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein his Grace John Duke of Marlborough is Appellant, and Edward Strong Senior, Edward Strong Junior, and His Majesty's Attorney General, are Respondents:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 17o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

L. Carteret takes the Oaths.

This Day John Lord Carteret 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.

Edgworth versus Edgworth.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Edgworth Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Edgworth Esquire is Respondent; praying, "That the several Deeds, Writings; and Exhibits, relating to the Estate in Question, which were deposited with the Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, or his Deputy, by Order of the said Court, may be delivered to the Petitioner, or such other Person as he shall appoint, so that the same may be produced at the Hearing the said Cause in this House:"

It is Ordered, That the Remembrancer of the said Court of Exchequer in Ireland, or his Deputy, do deliver the said Deeds, Writings, and Exhibits, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Munro versus Bruce:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Munro the Younger of Auchinbowie; complaining of an Interlocutory Sentence, or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Eighth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, whereby they found, "That the Disposition quarelled was elicited from the Pursuer Grizel Bruce of Riddoch by Concussion, was relevant, and proved; and therefore reduced the said Disposition, with all that had followed thereupon;" and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the Thirteenth of January last, affirming their former Interlocutor; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Grizell Bruce put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on other Side in the said Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor of the Eighth of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, and the said Interlocutor of the said Thirteenth of January in Affirmance thereof, be, and the same are hereby, reversed.

Robertson versus E. of Kinnoul.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Robertsone of Goodlyburn; complaining of Two Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Twenty-eighth of July and Twentyfifth of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, and the Affirmance thereof the Twenty-fourth of February last made on the Behalf of George Earl of Kinnoul; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Earl of Kinnoul may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Fourteenth Day of June next.

Odell versus Graydon & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Odell Esquire; complaining of several Orders of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of the Third of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, the Twenty-fifth of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, and the Third of May Instant, in a Cause wherein Henry Groydon deceased and Grizel his Wife, John Langton and Mary his Wife, were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner and others Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiffs Bill dismissed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Grizel Graydon, John Langton and his Wife, 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 One and Twentieth Day of June next; and that Service of this Order on the Respondents Clerks in Court be deemed good Service, in order thereunto.

Taylor and Griffith versus Colcock:

The House was informed, "That James Colcock, who, by Order of this House of the Eighth of February last, was required to put in his Answer to the Appeal of Samuel Taylor and David Griffith by the Fifteenth of March following, has neglected to put in his Answer thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose."

And thereupon Charles Goddard was called in; and examined, upon Oath, touching the said Service.

And withdrew.

To answer peremptorily.

It is Ordered, That the said James Colcock do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal, by this Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 18o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Ledbury Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the several Roads leading from the Town of Ledbury, in the County of Hereford, to the several Places therein mentioned."

Manor of Lathom, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Manor of Lathom, and divers Lands, in the County of Lancaster, of Richard Wareing, Bryan Fairfax, and Thomas Ashhurst, Esquires, and their Heirs, subject to the Trusts to which the same are now liable, and discharged of a certain Clause in Letters Patent of King Charles the First, for re-conveying the Reversion in Fee to the Crown."

King's Consent to it signified:

The Lord President acquainted the House, "That the Contents thereof have been laid before His Majesty; and His Majesty does, so far as concerns Him, consent to the said Bill."

Upon the First Reading of the said Bill:

Bill referred to Judges.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration thereof be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Price; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Cambridge's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, Bill:

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable, from Liver poole to Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster," being read:

Trafford's Pet. for a Clause to be added to the said Bill.

A Petition of Humphry Trafford Esquire; praying, That a Clause may be inserted in the Bill for making the said Rivers navigable, so as the Navigation may be carried on without prejudicing the Mills or Wear belonging to the Petitioner," was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into the said Committee.

And, 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."

Merchants, Relief of, by Persons becoming Bankrupts, Bill.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Tuesday last, That the Judges may be directed to prepare a Bill, for explaining and amending the Laws concerning Bankrupts, in Cases where Notes are given to Merchants for Goods delivered payable at a distant Time, by Persons becoming Bankrupt after such Delivery."

And, after Debate;

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do consider of the Laws relating to Bankrupts; and prepare a Bill, upon the Debate, to remedy any Defects which may be in the said Laws.

Broadheath Common, to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Heath, or Common, called Broadheath, in the Parishes of Ellenhall, Seighford, and Ronton, in the County of Stafford," was re-committed: "That the Committee had made some further Amendments to the said Bill."

Which, with the Amendments not before considered, were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill and Amendments ordered to be engrossed.

Journeymen Taylors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Journeymen Taylors within the Weekly Bills of Mortality."

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. Godfrey and Mr. Lightboun:

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

Kirwane versus Sir W. Blake.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Kirwane Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwane, is Appellant, and Sir Walter Blake Baronet is Respondent:"

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

Masse's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Masse," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

River Dane navigable, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River Dane, from Northwich, where it joins the River Weaver, to the falling in of Wheelock Brooke; and Wheelock Brooke, up to Wheelock Bridge, in the County of Chester."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 19o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Blake & al. versus Blake:

Counsel were this Day (according to Order) called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sibella Apolinea Blake and Jane Henrietta Barbara Blake, Infants, by Elizabeth Blake their Mother and Guardian; complaining of a Decree of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause wherein Robert Blake Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellants and others were Desendants: As also upon the Answer of the said Robert Blake put in thereunto.

And the Counsel for the Appellants being directed to proceed:

The Counsel for the Respondent objected, "That Mr. Richard Blake, the Appellant's Father, was a Defendant in the said Cause in the Court below; but is not a Party to the said Appeal; which, as it is conceived, he ought to be."

And the Appellants Counsel being heard thereunto; and due Consideration had of what was offered in this Case:

Appeal to be amended.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellants do forthwith amend their Appeal, by making the said Richard Blake a Party to the same: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of Twenty Guineas, for his Costs in respect of this Day's Attendance.

Bell's Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Bell Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest the Manor or Lordship of Radwell, and divers Premises, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Money arising by such Sale, to purchase other Lands, in the County of Bedford, lying more contiguous to the Petitioner's other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the Lands to be sold are now settled:

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 Tracy and Mr. Baron Page; 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.

No more Appeals to be received this Session.

Ordered and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will receive no more Appeals this Session.

Rivers Mersey and Irwel navigable, Bill.

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Bennet and Mr. Borret:

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

Adjourn.

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