House of Lords Journal Volume 21
May 1721, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: May 1721, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 526-533. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113458 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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May 1721, 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 22o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Minnit versus, Whinery.

The Answer of John Whinery, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Joshua Minnit Merchant, was brought in the Twentieth Instant.

Rochfort versus Creswicke:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Rochfort Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Tenth of November last, in certain Causes, wherein Francis Creswicke Esquire was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and wherein the said Francis Creswicke and Mary his Wife were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant Defendant; et è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Appellant relieved:" As also upon the Answer of the said Francis Creswicke put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in the said Causes:

Judgement affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent, the Sum of Sixty Pounds, for his Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

State of the Public Credit to be considered.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the State of the Public Credit; and that the several Papers relating to the State of the Fleet, the Debt of the Nation, and concerning the Produce of the Customs, be referred to the said Committee; and that all the Lords be summoned.

Ledbury Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Montrose.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Nottingham.
E. Warrington.
E. Buchan.
E. Loudoun.
E. Orkney.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Halifax.
E. Cowper.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Carlile.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Carteret.
L. Delawar.
L. Lucas.
L. Guilford.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Boyle.
L. Mansel.
L. Trevor.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Carleton.
L. Romney.
L. Newburgh.

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

Nedham & al. Pet. referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Nedham Gentleman, Mary Nedham Widow, Mother of the said Edward Nedham, Charles Dymoke Gentleman and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Nedham Spinster, and George Nedham; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of such Part of the Manor of Ilston, alias Ilveston, and other Premises, in the County of Leicester, as is not in Jointure, for raising Money, to supply the Occasions of the Petitioner Edward Nedham; and that the Jointure Estate may be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses as the settled Estate is now limited:

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 Tracy; 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.

E. of Westmorland's Privilege; Drinker his Servant subpœna'd.

A Complaint was made to the House, of a Breach of the Earl of Westmorland's Privilege, committed by one Smith, a Schoolmaster in Peterborough, in serving a Subpœna on William Drinker, his Lordship's menial Servant:

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

Cambridge's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Godfrey:

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

River Dane navigable, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Wheclock Brooke; and Wheelock Brooke, up to Wheelock Bridge, in the County of Chester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill for repairing the Roads leading from Ledbury stands referred.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet likewise on Wednesday Morning next.

Broadheath Common, to enclose, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Godfrey:

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

Robertson versus E. of Kinnoul.

Upon reading the Petition of John Robertson, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Earl of Kinnoul is Respondent; setting forth, That, by an Affidavit annexed to the Petitioner's Appeal, it does appear, that he is not worth Five Pounds in the World; and in regard he was admitted in the Court below, and in this House the last Session, to prosecute his Suit in Forma Pauperis, the Petitioner humbly prays, that Doctor Paul and Mr. Mead may be assigned his Counsel:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be admitted to prosecute his Appeal in this House in Forma Pauperis as formerly; and that Doctor Paul and Mr. Mead be, and are hereby, assigned the Petitioner's Counsel, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Saunderson to enter into Recognizance for Odell.

The House being moved, "That Charles Sanderson, of The Middle Temple, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Odell Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, to which Grizel Graydon and others are Respondents; the Appellant residing in Ireland:"

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

Masse's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Masse."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Concurrence.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
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 Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Bute.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

L. Viscount Bulkeley versus River Dane Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Lord Viscount Bulkeley in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying, "That in the 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 Wheelock Bridge, in the County of Chester," the Petitioner's Right of rebuilding a Corn-mill upon the said River may be saved and preserved to him and his Heirs, in such Manner as may be thought meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Blasphemy and Profaneness, to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for refuming the adjourned Debate, which arose on the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suprressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness," being read:

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.

D. of Marlborough versus Strong & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Duke of Marlborough, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer: As also upon the Answers of Edward Strong Senior, Edward Strong Junior, and His Majesty's Attorney General, put in thereunto:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Hearing the Cause wherein Sir John Osborne Baronet is Appellant, and Beverley Usher and others are Respondents, which was appointed for that Day, be put off to the Friday following; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
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 Grafton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Stair.
Comes Bute.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

D. of Marlborough versus Strong & al.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of John Duke of Marlborough; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the One and Twentieth of February last, in a Cause wherein Edward Strong Senior and Edward Strong Junior were Plaintiffs, and the Appellant and Sir John Vanbrugh and His Majesty's Attorney General were Defendants; as also in a Cross Cause, wherein the said Appellant was Plaintiff, and the said Edward Strong Senior, Edward Strong Junior, and His Majesty's Attorney General, were Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, and the Plaintiffs original Bill dismissed as against the Appellant; and that the Appellant may have a perpetual Injunction, in his Cross Cause against the Respondents, to stay all Proceedings at Law against the Appellant, for any of the Matters therein contained:" As also upon the Answers of the said Edward Strong Senior, Edward Strong Junior, and Sir Robert Raymond Knight His Majesty's Attorney General, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side in the said Cause:

Decree 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 therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Sir J. Vanbrugh's Pamphlet to be considered.

Notice was taken of a printed Pamphlet, intituled, Sir John Vanbrugh's Justification of what he deposed in the Duke of Marlborough's late Trial," delivered to several Lords of this House.

And the Title thereof, as also the Standing Order of this House of the Nineteenth of April 1698, requiring printed Cases to be signed by Counsel, being read:

It is Ordered, That the said Pamphlet be taken into Consideration the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Viscount Townshend, Præses.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Warrington.
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 Rockingham.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Cadogan.
Comes Harborough.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Cobham.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Bell, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Robert Bell Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his Son, an Infant, was referred; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

Bill read.

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

Messages from H C. with Bills, and to return the E of Rochford's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Radwell, and other the Estate of Robert Bell Esquire and Richard Bell his Son, in Radwell and Norton, in the County of Hertford; and for purchasing other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estates of Richard late Earl Rivers, deceased, pursuant to an Agreement made between Fredcrick Earl of Rochford and Bessy Countess of Rochford his Wife, James Barry Earl of Barrymore in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Lady Penelope 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties granted by several Acts made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchet, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, laid upon every Scotts Pint of Ale and Beer sold within the Town of Dundee and Privileges thereof, for paying the Public Debts of the said Town, building or endowing a new Church, and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Jeffreys & al. Pet. for a Bill to build a Chapel in the Parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, dismissed.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Nicholas Jeffreys and others, Inhabitants in Bedford Row, Red Lyon Street, and other Parts adjacent, where a great Number of new Buildings have been lately erected, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborn, in the County of Middlesex; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioners to build and finish a Chapel, within the Neighbourhood of those new Buildings, at their own Charge: "That the Committee have considered the said Petition, and heard the Parties concerned therein; and it being insisted on, by the Duke of Montagu, Patron of the Rectory of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborn, and Doctor Sacheverell the present Rector of that Parish, that they are advised such a Bill, as desired by the said Petition, will be an Insringement of their respective Rights; the Committee, upon Consideration of what had been offered on both Sides, are of Opinion, That such Bill may interfere with the Rights of the said Duke of Montagu and Doctor Sacheverell; and that therefore the said Petition ought to be dismissed."

Which Report, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

State of the Public Credit to be considered.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee, to take into Consideration the State of the Public Credit, being read:

Address for Papers concerning the Fleet.

It is 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 what Flag Officers have been allowed Sea-pay while ashore, in Time of Peace, since the Year 1697.

"Also, what Captains and Commodores have been paid as Flags, with the Number of Ships each of them had under their Command, from the Year 1689 to the Year 1714.

"Also, an Account of what Squadrons of Ships have been sent on Service Abroad, without Muster-masters, from the Year 1689, to the Year 1714.

"Also, a List of such Ships, with their Rates, as came into Port to be laid up and paid off (there being no further Service for them) between the Eighth of August 1712 (the Time of the Cessation of Arms) and the First of August 1714; and how long they remained in Port before they were paid off, and the Occasion thereof.

"Also, the Number of Workmen borne at all the Yards, at Christmas, from the Year 1715 to the Year 1720.

"Also, the Number of Workmen borne at all the Yards, at Christmas and Midsummer, and the Total of their Wages for those Quarters, each Year, from Midsummer 1703 to Midsummer 1712.

"Also, an Account of what Ships of War have been built or re-built in Merchants Yards, each Year, since 1702.

"Also, the Weight of Cordage bought of the Merchant Rope-makers, for the Use of the Navy, each Year, since 1702.

"Also, in what Condition the Ships, said in the List given in the Tenth of August 1714 to be in a good Condition, or to want but small Repairs, were found to be, upon the general Survey of the Fleet, begun in May 1715.

"Also, which of the said Ships have been re-built, or have had a great Repair, since May 1715, or are now in Hand with, either to be re-built or to have a great Repair; and which of them, wanting re-building, or a great Repair, are not yet taken in Hand.

"Also, the State of the Furniture and Stores of the Ships said to be in a good Condition the Tenth of August 1714, as they appeared to be in the Beginning of March following; with an Estimate of the Weight of Cables and Cordage wanting to complete the said Ships in their Furniture and Stores, and the Weight of Hemp then in Store; and how long Time it would require, provided there was sufficient Hemp in the Magazines, to work up such Cables and Cordage as were necessary for the aforesaid Ships.

"Also, a List of the Sea Officers, Captains, and Lieutenants, that were in Half-pay in the Year 1714, or at any Time since; and a List of the Captains and Lieutenants that have been made so since that Time.

"And also, an Account of what Establishments have been made, for the Payment of Flag Officers Pay to Commodores, in the Year 1675, or at any Time since."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the State of the Public Credit, on this Day Fortnight.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from St. Gyles's Pound to Kilburne Bridge, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Rossen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
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 Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
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. Teynham.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.
Ds. Ducie.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Osborne versus Usher & al.:

Counsel were this Day (according to Order) called in, to be heard, upon the Matter of the Petition of Sir John Osborne Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Beverley Usher and others are Respondents; praying 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 Body of Nicholas Osborne his Father.

And being heard accordingly:

It was admitted, "That Sir Nicholas Osborne died without Issue Male, leaving Two Daughters; and that the Appellant Sir John is the only Brother of Sir Nicholas, and Heir Male of the Body of Nicholas, Father of Sir Nicholas and the said Appellant."

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do attend this House upon Saturday the Tenth Day of June next, prepared to give their Opinions upon the following Question; (videlicet,)

Question to the Judges.

"In case a Tenant in Tail die, leaving Two Sons, and the Elder of them bring a Formedon in Descendre, and Judgement be given against him; whether, after his Decease without Issue, his Brother, being Issue within the same Entail, may bring a Writ of Error to reverse that Judgement; and whether such Brother may bring a new Formedon upon the same Gift in Tail, without reversing that Judgement?"

And that Copies thereof be forthwith sent to the Judges.

Bell's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Radwell, and other the Estate of Robert Bell Esquire and Richard Bell his Son, in Radwell and Norton, in the County of Hertford; and for purchasing other Lands, to be settled 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. Bolton.
D. Wharton.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Godolphin.
E. Loudoun.
E. Bute.
E. Ilay.
E. Strafford.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Cadogan.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Falmouth.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Exeter.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Bristol.
L. Carteret.
L. Delawar.
L. Clinton.
L. Teynham.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Mansel.
L. Trevor.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Bingley.
L. Romney.

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

Ledbury Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and are as follow:

"Pr. 13. L. 10. Leave out ["Three"], and insert ["Seven"].

"L. 20. After ["Act"], insert ["Notice of such Time and Place of Meeting for such Election to be given, by affixing such Notice, in Writing, on the Market Cross in Ledbury aforesaid, at least Ten Days before such Meeting"].

"L. 31. Leave out ["June"] and insert ["July"].

Watchet Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa. intituled. "An Act for continuing the Duties granted several Acts, made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty's Reign, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchet, in the County of Somerset."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Mr. Bell's Bill stands referred.

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

River Dane navigable, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Wheelock Bridge, in the County of Chester," was committed: That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Causes put off.

Whereas Monday next is 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 Wednesday the Seventh Day of June next; and that the Cause wherein John Kirwane Esquire is Appellant, and Sir Walter Blake Baronet is Respondent, be heard on the Friday following.

Minnit versus Whinery.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Joshua Minnit Merchant is Appellant, and John Whinery is Respondent:"

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

Edgworth versus Edgworth.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Edward Edgworth Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Edgworth Esquire is Respondent:"

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

Vis. Lanesborough versus Ellwood, to alter Judgement.

Upon reading the Petition of James Lord Viscount Lanesborough of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Lawrence Eustace, Appellants in a Cause lately depending in this House, to which Eleanor Ellwood, Relict and Executrix of David Ellwood, was Respondent; praying, "That the Order and Judgement of this House, of the Twenty-eighth of April last, on hearing the said Cause, may be altered in the Particulars following; (videlicet,) That the Appellants be restored to their former Possession, and to the Profits of the Premises; and that the Trial at Law (if any be) may be by a Jury of the County of Dublin:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear One Counsel of a Side, upon the Matter of the said Petition, on Friday the Sixteenth Day of June next.

St. Giles's to Kilburn, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from St. Giles's Pound to Kilburne Bridge, in the County of Middlesex."

Dundee Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Penny Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, laid upon every Scotts Pint of Ale and Beer sold within the Town of Dundee and Privileges thereof, for paying the Public Debts of the said Town, building or endowing a new Church; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, sextum diem Junii jam proxim. sequent. hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.