House of Lords Journal Volume 33
March 1771, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: March 1771, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 128-147. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113546 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 21o Martii 1771.
Sutherland Claim of Peerage: Report from the Committee of Privileges. The Title adjudged to Elizabeth Sutherland. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Rosebery’s Estate bill Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill. Wapping Paving Bill. Crammond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill. Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Bill. Pulteney’s Bill. Motion for Shortening Committee on it. E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill: Motion for shortening Committee on it. Broadway Enclosure Bill. E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 22o Martii 1771.
Writ of Error; Hoblyn et al. against Burrow. Andre et al. against Crauford. Pecree affirmed. Message from H. C. to return More’s Exemplification Bill. Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmoor, Road Bill. Waverton Enclosure Bill. Rosemary Lane Paving Bill. Oxenhope Enclosure Bill. Lantrissent, &c. Road Bill. North Muskham, &c. Enclosure Bill. Message front H. C. to return Scalby Enclosure Bill. Westminster Paving Bill. Penistone Bridge, &c Road Bill. Edgehill, &c Road Bill. Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill. Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill. Broadway Enclosure Bill. Pulteney’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Causes put off. Chesterfield Navigation Bill. London Bridge Tolls, Bill. Message from H. C. to return Melton Enclosure Bill, with Amendment agreed to. Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill. Feckenham Enclosure Bill. Theobald’s Bill. Crammond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill: Wapping Paving Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Bill: Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill. Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Hankin’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Graham’s et al. Appeal. Seton to enter into Recognizance on scott’s Appeal. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 25o Martii 1771.
Waverton Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it; and to the Holland Ward Enclosure Bill. Hankins’s Bill;Standing Order dispensed with. Chesterfield Navigation Bill. Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill. Holland Ward Enclosure Bill. Alconbury, &c. Road Bill. Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill. Muskham, &c. Enclosure Bill. Rosemary Lane Paving Bill. Lantrissent, &c. Road Bill. Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill. Waverton Enclosure Bill. Oxenhope Enclosure Bill. Ross against Ross.
Adjourn.
Die Martis, 26o Martii 1771.
Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill. Sebraham Enclosure Bill. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, Day appointed for hearing. O’Neill against Townsend et al. Appeal withdrawn. E. Belvedere against Rochford. Aleonbury Hill, &c. Road Bill. Great Farringdon to Burford Road Bill. Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill. Corsellis’s Bill. Goring’s Bill. Feckenham Enclosure Bill. Pulteney’s Bill. Rosemary Lane Paving Bill. Devizes Road Bill: Westminster Paving Bill. Holland Ward Enclosure Bill. Broadway Enclosure Bill: Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill. Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill. Edgehill, &c. Road Bill. Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill. Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills. Bullock’s Bill. Sheriff hales Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 27o Martii 1771.
Smyths Bill. Duke of Portland’s Petition for a Private Bill received, though out of Time. Petition referred to Judges. Message from H. C. to return E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill. Hampstead Norreys Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Charteris’s Bill. Kilhy and Newton Harcourt Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Appleby Enclosure Bill, with Amendments agreed to. and the Marquis of Carnarvon’s Estate Bill. Newton Lane to Austerlands, Road Bill. Oxenhope Enclosure Bill. Bullock’s Bill. Chesterfield Navigation Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it: and reported. Lantrissent Road Bill. Froggatt’s Bill. North Muskhum, &c. Enclosure Bill. Chesterfield Navigation Bill: Lantrissent Road Bill: Devizes Road Bill. North Muskhham, &c. Enclosure Bill. Rosemary Lane Paving Bill. Feckenham Enclosure Bill Oxenhope Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Goring’s Bill. Pulteney’s Bill. Corsellis’s Bill: Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill; Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills. Sheriffhales Enclosure Bill. Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill. Tadcaster to Hobmoor Lane End Road Bill. London Bridge Tolls Bill. Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill. Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill. Sir Henry Harpur et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Dickson against E. Hyndford et al. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 28o Martii 1771.
Sheriffhales Enclosure Bill. Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill. Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill. London Bridge Tolls Bill. King present. Bills passed. Tweed Fishery Bill. Boston West Enclosure Bill. Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bill. Smyth’s Bill. Froggat’s Bill: Bullock’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Kilby and Newton Harcourt Enclosure Bill. Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill. Sir Henry Harpur’s Estate Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Dickson’s Appeal. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 21o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Coventry.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Poulet.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Conies Loudoun.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Stair.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Camden.
Comes Strafford.Ds. Digby.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Sundridge.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Br.

PRAYERS.

Sutherland Claim of Peerage: Report from the Committee of Privileges.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of Sir Robert Gordon Baronet, claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, of Earl of Sutherland and Lord Strathnaver; and also of another Petition of the said Sir Robert Gordon, claiming the Title, Dignity,and Honour, of Lord Gordon of Dornoch; and also of the Petition of Elizabeth, (claiming the Dignity of) Countess of Sutherland, and her Guardians; and also of the Petition of George Sutherland of Forse Esquire, claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, of Earl of Sutherland and Lord Strathnaver, with His Majesty’s Reference thereof to this House; and also of the Petition of James Wemyss of Wemyss Esquire for himself, and on Behalf of Lady Elizabeth his Wife, Sister of William late Earl of Sutherland, and of their Infant Children: That the Committee had met, and considered the Matters to them referred, and have heard Counsel for the Petitioners upon their respective Claims; and after full Consideration had of what was offered and produced in Evidence, by the Counsel on all Sides, have come to the following Resolutions; {videlicet).

1. Resolved, That the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of the Earldom of Sutherland descended to Elizabeth the Wife of Adam Gordon upon the Death of her Brother John Earl of Sutherland without Issue in 1514, as Heir of the Body of William who was Earl of Sutherland in 1275; was assumed by her Husband in her Right, and from her has descended to the Heirs Male, who were also Heirs of her Body down to the Death of the last Earl of Sutherland in 1766, without any Objection on the Part of the Male Line of the said William.

2. Resolved, That none of the Charters produced affect the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Earl of Sutherland, but operate as Conveyances of the Estate only.

3. Resolved, That the Claimant, Elizabeth Sutherland, has a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of the Earldom of Sutherland, as Heir of the Body of William who was Earl of Sutherland in 1275.”

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

The Title adjudged to Elizabeth Sutherland.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That, the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of the Earldom of Sutherland descended to Elizabeth the Wife of Adam Gordon, upon the Death of her Brother John Earl of Sutherland without Issue in 1514, as Heir of the Body of William who was Earl of Sutherland in 1275; was assumed by her Husband in her Right, and from her has descended to the Heirs Male, who were also Heirs of her Body down to the Death of the last Earl of Sutherland in 1766, without any Objection on the Part of the Male Line of the said William:

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That none of the Charters produced, affect the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Earl of Sutherland, but operate as Conveyances of the Estate only:

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Claimant, Elizabeth Sutherland, has a Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of the Earldom of Sutherland, as Heir of the Body of William who was Earl of Sutherland in 1275.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Resolution and Judgement be laid before His Majesty, by the Lords with White Staves.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Sir John Shelley Baronet, and of the Right Honourable John Shelley his Son, in the several Counties of Kent and Wilts, and also of a Farm called Kingsham Farm, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Sussex, and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale in Discharge of the Portions of the Daughters of the said Sir John Shelley, affecting the Estates of him and his said Son; and for other Purposes,” stands committed; may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Rosebery’s Estate bill

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Carrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true;that the parties concerned had given their consents to the satisfaction of the committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and the Common or Heath called Kilsall Heath, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Donington, in the County of Salop,” was committed.

Wapping Paving Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving Wapping Street, in the County of Middlesex, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same, and for removing all Encroachments and Obstructions there from, and preventing the like for the future; and for opening a Passage from Hermitage Street into Nightingale Lane, and for paving such Passage and the East Side of Nightingale Lane,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Crammond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge, to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow,” was committed.

Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford,” was committed.

Bedford Level Drainage Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Levels Part of the said Great Level, and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level, and on divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland,” was committed.

Pulteney’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Trustee, named in the Settlement of William Pulteney Esquire, and Frances his Wife, to grant Leases of their Leasehold Estates in Westminister.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Clifton.
E. DoncasterL. Bp. Norwich.L. Trevor.
E. Coventry.L. Bp. Bangor.L. King.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Sandys.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. St. DavidsL. Ravensworth.
E. Loudoun.L. Bp. St. AsaphL. Walpole.
E. Stair.L. Bp. Chester.L. Mansfield.
E. Rosebery.L. Sondes.
E. Oxford.L. Scarsdale.
E. Strafford.L. Boston.
E. Dartmouth.L. Camden.
V. Montague.L. Digby.
V. Falmouth.L. Sundridge.
V. Wentworth.

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

Motion for Shortening Committee on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the last mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords be summoned.

E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Manor of Coldheseldon, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and by a certain Act of Parliament, which passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign; and for settling another Manor and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion for shortening Committee on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the last mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed in the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Broadway Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor of Broadway, in the County of Worcester.

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Rosebery’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland to sell certain Parts and Portions of the Estate and Barony of Harrington, in the County of Edinburgh, which formerly belonged to Hugh Lord Viscount Primrose deceased, and now to Neil Earl of Rosebery, for Payment of the Debts of the said Viscount.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Boothby Graffoe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Boothby Graffoe, in the County of Lincoln.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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 Veneris, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroraæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 22o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Bangor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Suffolk. C. P. S.Ds. King.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux St. Albans.Ds. Monson.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Vere.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Radnor.Ds. Boston.
Viscount Say & Sele.Ds. Camden.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Writ of Error; Hoblyn et al. against Burrow.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein John Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire is Defendant.

Andre et al. against Crauford.

After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of John Lewis Andre, David Andre, Andrew Girardot the Younger, and Mary Louisa Andre, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 18th Day of December 1770, made in a certain Cause wherein Alexander Crauford Esquire was Plaintiff, and John Lewis Andre, David Andre, Andrew Girardot the Younger, Mary Louisa Andre Widow, Elias Benjamin de la Fountaine, and William Brymer, were Defendants; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Alexander Crauford Esquire, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Pecree affirmed.

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

Message from H. C. to return More’s Exemplification Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of Charles Macarthy Moor deceased, and making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Tadcaster Bridge to Hobmoor, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City called Hobmoor Lane End;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House;

Waverton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Waverton, otherwise Wareton, in the Parish of Polesworth, in the County of Warwick,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rosemary Lane Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, from the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate, to Cable Street; also the said Cable Street, the Foot Path in Back Lane, Part of the Precinct of Wellclose, the Street leading from Nightingale Lane to Ratcliffe Cross, Butcher Row, and Brook Street, and the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages, opening into the same; and for removing all Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oxenhope Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Lantrissent, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Kemyss Tynte and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent; and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called the Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North Muskham, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of North Muskham, Holme, and Barthley, in the Parish of North Muskham, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message front H. C. to return Scalby Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and unenclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Westminster Paving Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts, made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Penistone Bridge, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby, and the Roads severally leading from Bamford Woodgate, over Yorkshire Bridge, to the Guide Post on Thornhill Moor, to or near the Eighth Mile Stone on Hathersage Moor, and to the Village of Darwent, in the said County of Derby,” was committed.

Edgehill, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington; and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relates to the Road from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Stratford Bridge, in the said County,” was committed.

Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Commonable Grounds, and Wastes, called Redditch Common and Webheath, situate in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Patties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Common Pastures, within the liberties of Stapleford and Bramcote, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

Broadway Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also made the like Report front the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor of Broadway, in the County of Worcester,” was committed.

Pulteney’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Trustee named in the Settlement of William Pulteney Esquire, and Frances his Wife, to grant Leases of their Leasehold Estates in Westminster,” lands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed:

And Consideration being had thereof, accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Monday next.

E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Manor of Coldheseldon, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same, by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and by a certain Act of Parliament which passed in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign; and for settling another Manor and other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the like Uses,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof, accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Monday next.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Sir John Shelley Baronet, and of the Right Honourable John Shelley his Son, in the several Counties of Kent and Wilts, and also of a Farm called Kingsham Farm, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Sussex; and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale, in Discharge of the Portions of the Daughters of the said Sir John Shelley, affecting the Estates of him and his said Son, and for other Purposes,” stands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Elizabeth Ross and her Husband are Appellants, and David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Chesterfield Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford, to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

London Bridge Tolls, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Tolls upon London Bridge for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, in certain Cases to grant Licences to Persons possessed of Terms for Years of and in Houses described in an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, to build upon and enclose Part of the Ground and Soil of the Streets in the Front of their said Houses;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Melton Enclosure Bill, with Amendment agreed to.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Melton, in the Parish of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Butler’s Marston, in the County of Warwick.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Clifton.
D. St. Albans.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Chester.L. Monson.
E. Rochford.L. Sandys.
E. Poulet.L. Vere.
E. Abercorn.L. Walpole.
E. Marchmont.L. Mansfield.
E. Oxford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Radnor.L. Scarsdale.
V. Say & Sele.L. Boston.
V. Weymouth.L. Camden.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Feckenham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds called Beanhall Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Feckenham, in the County of Worcester.

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

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

Theobald’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estate of James Theobald Esquire, in Trustees, to be conveyed to James Adam Esquire, and for laying out the Purchase Money in Lands to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estate do now stand limited.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Crammond Bridge to Queensferry Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wapping Paving Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving Wapping Street, in the County of Middlesex, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same, and for removing all Encroachments and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the Future, and for opening a Passage from Hermitage Street into Nightingale Lane, and for paving such Passage and the East Side of Nightingale Lane.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative

Bedford Level Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the said Great Level; and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level, and on divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Galley Hill to Clanfield Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kilsall Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and the Common or Heath called Kilsall Heath, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Donington, in the County of Salop.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills.

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

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

Hankin’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to besettled in lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Richard Hankins Esquire, One of the Two surviving Executives and Trustees appointed by the last Will of Anthony Brucer Esquire deceased, to aft during his Life in the Trust declared by the said Will, concerning the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said Anthony Brucer, without the Concurrence of Thomas Ryves his Co-Trustee, who hath withdrawn himself into Parts beyond Seas; and for appointing other Trustees to aft in the said Trusts after the Decease of the said Richard Hankins,” (lands committed; may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Graham’s et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Graham and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:

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

Seton to enter into Recognizance on scott’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Seton Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Scott Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 25o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby par.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Athol.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Portland.Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Manchester.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landav.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Talbot, SenescallusDs. Ravensworth.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Stair.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Camden.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Digby.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Waverton Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it;

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Waverton, otherwise Wareton, in the Parish of Polesworthy in the County ofWarwick was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty ’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to the Holland Ward Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Rochford also acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Ward, in the County of Derby;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they mall think fit.”

Hankins’s Bill;Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling Richard Hankins Esquire, One of the Two surviving Executors and Trustees appointed by the last Will of Anthony Brucer Esquire deceased, to act during his Life in the Trust declared by the said Will, concerning the Residue of the Personal Estate of the said Anthony Brucer, without the Concurrence of Thomas Ryves his Co-Trustee, who hath withdrawn himself into Parts beyond Seas, and for appointing other Trustees to act in the said Trusts after the Decease of the said Richard Hankins,” Hands committed; may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee, to whom the last mentioned Bill is referred, which stands appointed for Monday the First Day of April next, be adjourned to Wednesday the Tenth Day of April next.

Chesterfield Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford, to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham.

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Ely.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Clifton.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Trevor.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Cadogan.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
D.Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Sandys.
Ld. Steward.L. Fortescue.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich.L. Hyde.
E. Poulet.L. Walpole.
E. Abercorn.L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont.L. Lyttelton.
E. Stair.L. Scarsdale.
E. Rosebery.L. Boston.
E. Oxford.L. Camden.
E. Dartmouth.L. Digby.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill.

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

Holland Ward Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Wards, in the County of Derby;” was committed.

Alconbury, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 1) Wyldbore and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing and amending that Part of the Road leading from a certain Place called The White Post on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Huntingdon, to Wandsford Bridge, in the said County, called The North Division of the North Road; and for repairing the Road leading from Stilton, in the said County of Huntingdon, to the City of Peterborough, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market House in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Muskham, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of North Muskham, Holme, and Bathley, in the Parish of North Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.

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

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

Rosemary Lane Paving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane from the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate, to Cable Street, also the said Cable Street, the Foot Path in Back Lane, Part of the Precinct of Well Close, the Street leading from Nightingale Lane to Ratcliffe Cross, Butcher Row, and Brook Street, and the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages, opening into the same, and for removing all Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Lantrissent, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Laritrissent, and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called The Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan.

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

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

Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Waverton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in Waverton, otherwise Waverton, in the Parish of Polesworth, in the County of Warwick.”

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

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

Oxenhope Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Village, Hamlet, Township, and Manor, of Oxenhope, in the Parish of Bradford and County of York.

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

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

Ross against Ross.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Elizabeth Ross and her Husband are Appellants, and David Ross is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 26o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. EliensComes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Sarum.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Exeter.Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Doncaster.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Poulet.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Ravensworth
Comes Stair.Ds. Vere.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Macclesfield.Ds. Boston.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Parcels of Fen Land within the Parish of Algarkirke cum Fosdyke, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sebraham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging from Tythe certain Lands in the Parish of Sebraham, otherwise Sebergham, in the County of Cumberland, and for making Compensation to the Curate of the said Parish for the same;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, Day appointed for hearing.

Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant John M’Clellan, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity, of Lord Baron of Kirkcudbright; setting forth, “That the Petitioner’s Cases and Appendixes of Proofs having been some Time on their Lordships Table, and the Petitioner being now ready to proceed to the Hearing;” and therefore praying their Lordships “to appoint an early Day after the Recess for hearing his Petition in the Committee of Privileges:”

It is Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the said Claim stands referred, do meet to consider thereof on Monday the Fifteenth Day of April next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty’s Attorney General, and His Majesty’s Advocate for Scotland.

O’Neill against Townsend et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John O’Neill Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Richard Townsend Clerk and others are Respondents, which lands appointed for hearing; praying, In regard the Matters in Dispute have been accommodated, that he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal without Costs, the Respondents Agent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

Appeal withdrawn.

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

E. Belvedere against Rochford.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Earl of Belvedere is Appellant and William Rochford Esquire is Respondent:”

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Aleonbury Hill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts made for repairing and amending that Part of the Road leading from a certain Place called. The White Post, on Alconbury Hill, in the County of Huntingdon, to Wandsford Bridge in the said County, called The North Division of the North Road, and for repairing the Road leading from Stilton, in the said County of Huntingdon, to the City of Peterborough, in the County of Northampton.

Great Farringdon to Burford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market House in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford.

Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Sir John Shelley Baronet, and of the Right Honourable John Shelley his Son, in the several Counties of Kent and Wilts; and also of a Farm called Kingsham Farm, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, the County of Sussex; and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale in Discharge of the Portions of the Daughters of the said Sir John Shelley, affecting the Estates of him and his said Son, and for other purposes,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Corsellis’s Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate late of Nicholas Corsellis Esquire, deceased, at Wivenhoe and Elmsted, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be sold for raising Money to discharge Incumbrances,” committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Goring’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Conveyance to Henry Flitcroft Esquire, of certain Estates in the County of York, purchased by the Trustees in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Goring Esquire, and Fanny his Wife; and for confirming a Conveyance made by the said Henry Flitcroft, to the Use of the said Trustees, of other Estates in lieu thereof, in the County of Surrey,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Feckenham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Corn-Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Beanhall Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Feckenham, in the County of Worcester,” was committed.

Pulteney’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Trustee, named in the Settlement of William Pulteney Esquire, and Frances his Wife, to grant Leases of their Leasehold Estates in Westminster,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Rosemary Lane Paving Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane from the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate, to Cable Street, also the said Cable Street, the Foot Path in Back Lane, Part of the Precinct of Well Close, the Street leading from Nightingale Lane to Ratcliffe Cross, Butcher Row, and Brook Street, and the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages, opening into the same, and for removing all Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future,” was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Devizes Road Bill:

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from West Lavington to the Devizes, and from the Devizes to Seend, in the County of Wilts;” was committed.

Westminster Paving Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts, made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holland Ward Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Ward, in the County of Derby.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Broadway Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor of Broadway, in the County of Worcester.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Penistone Bridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby; and the Roads severally leading from Bamford Woodgate, over Yorkshire Bridge, to the Guide Post on Thornhill Moor, to or near the Eighth Mile Stone on Hathersage Moor, and to the Village of Darwent, in the said County of Derby.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Redditch and Webheath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Commonable Grounds, and Wastes, called Redditch Common and Webheath, situate in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Edgehill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington, and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relate to the Road from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Stratford Bridge, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stapleford and Bramcote Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Common Pastures, within the Liberties of Stapleford and Bramcote, in the County of Nottingham.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Butler’s Marston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Butler’s Marston, in the County of Warwick.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eight preceding Bills.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Montague:

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

Bullock’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Leasehold Mills, Lands, and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bullock Esquire, in Trustees, to convey and assign the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as are mentioned in said Settlement,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk,

Ordered, That the said Bill be recommitted to the Committee to whom the said Bill flood committed; and that the Committee do meet to proceed thereupon To-morrow.

Sheriff hales Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Sheriff Hales Common, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroraæ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 27o Martii 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Londin.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Roffen.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Portland.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Stair.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Boston.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Camden.
Comes Macclesfield.Ds. Digby
Comes Orford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Smyths Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Deed of Trust dated the Thirty-first of December One thousand seven hundred and seventy, and for the more effectual enabling the Trustees to raise the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, for the Purposes there mentioned, by Mortgage or Sale of the Freehold Estate of George Smyth the Elder and George Smyth the Younger, Esquires, situate in the County of Gloucester, or of a competent Part thereof,” was committed: “That, they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Duke of Portland’s Petition for a Private Bill received, though out of Time.

Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, setting forth, “That the Petitioner, having Occasion to obtain an Act of Parliament to enable the Trustees in the Petitioner’s Marriage Settlement to sell certain Estates therein mentioned, and to apply the Money in Discharge of Incumbrances affecting other Estates limited and settled to the same Uses, directed his Solicitor to prepare a Petition to this House for that Purpose, which was done accordingly and sent down to the Petitioner, then at Welbeck, with an Account when the Order would expire for giving Leave to present Petitions for Private Bills; and the Petitioner returned an Answer, that he intended to be in London before that Time in order to sign such Petition and obtain such Act; but the Petitioner had soon after a severe Return of the Gout, and was utterly unable to travel, nor did the Petitioner return to London till a Fortnight after, and has ever since, till very lately, been confined to his House by the same Disorder, so as not to be able to attend his Duty in Parliament, or other Business;” and therefore praying their Lordships “to dispense with the said Order, and give the Petitioner Leave to present a Petition for the Purposes above mentioned:”

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

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland and Dorothy Dutchess of Portland his Wife, Lord George Augustus Cavendish, Lord Frederick Cavendish, Lord John Cavendish, the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire, Lord Edward Charles Bentinck, Robert Harley Esquire, and John Heaton Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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

Message from H. C. to return E. Stanhope’s Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. (fn. 2) Marsham and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, bearing Date the Twenty-first Day of July One thousand seven hundred and seventy, made between Frances Countess Dowager of Londonderry, Philip Earl Stanhope, and others; and for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Wilts, in Trustees, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hampstead Norreys Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by Mr. Vansittart and others:

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

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Charteris’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by Mr. Vansittart and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Francis Charteris Esquire, heretofore called Francis Wemyss, and the Heirs of his Body, and several other Persons therein named, and the Heirs of their respective Bodies, to retain, assume, and sign, the Name of Charteris, and to bear the Arms of Charteris, and to hold and enjoy the Estate therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Descent to him or them respectively of the Honour, and Title Wemyss or any other Honour or Title whatsoever and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same,without any Amendment.

Kilhy and Newton Harcourt Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberties or Hamlets of Kilby and Newton Harcourt, in the Parish of Wistow and County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Appleby Enclosure Bill, with Amendments agreed to.

A Message was brought from the Heufe of Commons, by the Lord John Cavendish and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Appleby, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and the Marquis of Carnarvon’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual an Exchange of certain Lands, Parcel of the Globe of the Rectory of Avington, in the County of Southampton, for certain other Lands in the said Parish of Avington, belonging to the Most Honourable the Marquis of Carnarvon;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Newton Lane to Austerlands, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oxenhope Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Village, Hamlet, Township, and Manor of Oxenhope, in the Parish of Bradford and County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and' that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Bullock’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling certain Freehold and Leasehold Mills, Lands, and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bullock Esquire, in Trustees, to convey and assign the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as are mentioned in said Settlement,” was re-committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto.”

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Chesterfield Navigation Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it:

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford, to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and reported.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Lantrissent Road Bill.

The Lord Sandys made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent; and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called the Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan,” was committed.

Froggatt’s Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Astley and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Astley, Tyldesley, and Bedford, in the County of Lancaster, comprised in the Marriage Articles of Thomas Froggatt and Hannah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses, upon the Trusts, and subject to the Powers, Provisoes, and Restrictions, therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto.”

Which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

North Muskhum, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of North Muskham, Holme, and Bathley, in the Parish of North Muskham, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Chesterfield Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford, to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lantrissent Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent; and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called the Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Devizes Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “Act Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from West Lavington to the Devizes, and from the Devizes to Seend, in the County of Wilts.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Muskhham, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of North Muskham, Holme, and Bathley, in the Parish of North Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rosemary Lane Paving Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane from the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate, to Cable Street; also the said Cable Street, the Foot Path in Back Lane, Part of the Precinct of Well Close, the Street leading from Nightingale Lane to Ratcliffe Cross, Butcher Row,and Brook Street, and the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages, opening into the same, and for removing all Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Feckenham Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Feckenham dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Beanhall Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Feckenham, in the County of Worcester.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oxenhope Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Village, Hamlet, Township, and Manor of Oxenhope, in the Parish of Bradford and County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Montague:

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

Goring’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Conveyance to Henry Flitcroft Esquire, of certain Estates in the County of York, purchased by the Trustees in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Goring Esquire and Fanny his Wife; and for confirming a Conveyance made by the said Henry Flitcroft, to the Use of the said Trustees of other Estates in lieu thereof, in the County of Surrey.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pulteney’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the surviving Trustee, named in the Settlement of William Pulteney Esquire and Frances his Wife, to grant Leases of their Leasehold Estates in Westminster.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Corsellis’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Estate late of Nicholas Corsellis Esquire, deceased, at Wivenhoe and Elmsted, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be fold for raising Money to discharge Incumbrances.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill;

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estates of Sir John Shelley Baronet, and of the Right Honourable John Shelley his Son, in the several Counties of Kent and Wilts; and also of a Farm called Kingsham Farm, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Sussex; and for applying the Monies to arise by such Sale in Discharge of the Portions of the Daughter of the said Sir John Shelley, affecting the Estates of him and his said Son, and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Sheriffhales Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Sheriffhales Commons, in the County of Stafford.

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

D. Beaufort.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Rochester.L. Clifton.
D. Portland.L, Bp. Gloucester.L. Trevor.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Monson.
Ld. Steward.L.rBp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Doncaster.L. Fortescue.
E. Poulet.L. Ravensworth.
E. Abercorn.L. Walpole.
E. Stair.L. Mansfield.
E. Rosebery.L. Lyttelton.
E. Oxford.L. Boston.
E. Macclesfield.L. Camden.
E. Orford.L. Sundridge.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Ten o’clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market House in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the Gounty of Oxford.

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

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

Tadcaster to Hobmoor Lane End Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Eighteenth Year of King George the Second, to repair the Road leading from Tadcaster Bridge, within the County of the City of York, to a Place near the said City called Hebmoor Lane End.

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

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

London Bridge Tolls Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Tolls upon London Bridge, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for empowering the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, in certain Cases, to grant Licences to Persons possessed of Terms for Years of and in Houses described in an Act of the Seventh. Year of His present Majesty, to build upon and enclose Part of the Ground and Soil of the Streets in the Front of their said Houses.”

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

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

Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Parcels of Fen Land, within the Parish of Algarkirke cum Fosdyke, in ,the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln.

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

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

Swalcliffe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.

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

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

Sir Henry Harpur et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Henry Harpur Baronet, and the Right Honourable Lady Frances Elizabeth Harpur his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Sir Henry Harpur Baronet to make Leases of his Estates in the Counties of Derby and Stafford, for Three Lives or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases as are therein mentioned.”

Dickson against E. Hyndford et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Dickson of Kilhucho Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Court of Session in Scotland, of the Ist of August 1769, of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 24th of February 1770;and of another Interlocutor of the said Court of the 9th Day of this Instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Carmichaell, now Earl of Hyndford, James Carmichael of Hales, Alexander Kincaid His Majesty’s Stationer at Edinburgh, Alexander Cunnynghame Writer to the Signet, Thomas Hogg Merchant in Edinburgh, George Farquhar Kinloch Merchant in London, James Loch Merchant in London, and Duncan McDonald, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Carmichaell, now Earl of Hyndford, and the said several Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 24th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem Instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 28o Martii 1771.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Dux CUMBERLAND.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Norvicen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Northampton.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Stamford.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Orford.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Sheriffhales Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees,to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Sheriffhales Common, in the County of Stafford,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Algarkirke cum Fosdyke Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Parcels of Fen Land, within the Parish of Algarkirke cum Fosdyke, in the Parts of Holland in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

Great Farringdon to Burford, Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Market House in the Town of Great Farringdon, in the County of Berks, to Burford, in the County of Oxford,” was committed: “That they had considered the said .Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

London Bridge Tolls Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing the Tolls upon London Bridge, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and for empowering; the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, in certain Cases, to grant Licences to Persons possessed of Terms for Years of and in Houses described in an Act of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, to build upon and enclose Part of the Ground and Soil of the Streets in the Front of their said Houses,” was committed.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

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

Bills passed.

“1. An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted Bill to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace and others who have omitted to register their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law; and for giving further Time for those Purposes.”

“2. An Act to enable Lunaticks entitled to renew Leases, their Guardians and Committees, to accept of Surrenders of Old Leases and grant New Ones.”

“3. An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts made relating to paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster and Parts adjacent.”

“4. An Act for amending certain of the Mile Ways leading to Oxford; for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement; for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto; for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to alienate their Estates there; for removing, holding, and regulating Markets within the said City, and for other Purposes.”

“5. An Act for paving Wapping Street, in the County of Middlesex, and the several Streets and Passages leading into the same, and for removing all Encroachments and Obstructions there from, and preventing the like for the future; and for opening a Passage from Hermitage Street into Nightingale Lane,and for paving such Passage, and the Earl Side of Nightingale Lane.

“6. An Act: for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane,from the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate, to Cable Street; also the said Cable Street, the Foot Path in Back Lane, Part of the Precinct of Wellclose, the Street leading from Nightingale Lane to Ratcliffe Cross, Butcher Row, and Brook Street, and the several Streets, Lanes, and Passages, opening into the same;and for removing all Obstructions and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future.”

“7. An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act: of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for paving the Town and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as relates to the Commissioners of Sewers; and for regulating the Manner of taxing Churches and other public Buildings within the Limits of the said Act.”

“8. An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, through or near Worksop and Retford, to join the River Trent at or near Stockwith, in the County of Nottingham.

“9. An Act to enable the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, to complete and maintain the principal Banks and Works necessary to the well draining and preserving the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, and for laying Taxes upon the Lands within the said North Level, and on divers Lands adjoining thereto in the Manor of Crowland.”

“10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing the Road from the Turnpike Gate in the Township of Greenfield, to the North Limits of the Township of Mostyn, and from Mostyn to Henllan, and from Llanerch y Mor to Pen y Waen, in the Counties of Flint and Denbigh; and for extending the said Act to several other Roads in the said Counties and the County of Carnarvon; and for taking several Roads within the said Counties out of the Power of the Trustees appointed by Two several Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, and for putting the said Roads under the Direction of the Trustees appointed by the said former and this present Act.”

“11. An Act to continue and render more effectual several Acts for repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield, in the County of Berks, and other Roads in the said Acts mentioned; and for repairing several other Roads in this Act mentioned.”

“12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Collingham; through Wetherby, to the City of York.

“13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Hodges to Beadles Hill, and from thence to the Town of Cuckfield, and from Beadles Hill aforesaid to the Town of Lindfield, and from the Turnpike Road between Cuckfield and Crawley to the Town of Horsham; and also the Road from Swingate in the Parish of Burwash, to Shover Green in the Parish of Ticehurst, all in the County of Sussex.

“14. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Low Water Mark of the River Humber, at or near Brough Ferry, in the Parish of Elloughton, in the East Riding of the County of York to the North End of the Town of Brough, and from thence, through South Cave, to Coney Clappers, in South Newbald Holmes, in the said Riding.”

“15. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, as relates to the repairing the Road from Cramond Bridge, to the Town of Queensferry, in the County of Linlithgow.

“16. An Act for amending, widening, turning, and altering, the Road from the Bottom of Galley Hill, near the Town of Witney, to the Cross in Clanfield, in the County of Oxford.

“17. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from penistone Bridge, in the County of York, to Grindleford Bridge, in the County of Derby; and the Roads severally leading from Bamford Woodgate, over Yorkshire Bridge, to the Guide Post on Thornhill Moor, to or near the Eighth Mile Stone on Hathersage Moor, and to the Village of Darwent, in the said County of Derby..”

“18. An Act to continue and render more effectual Three Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Eighteenth and Thirty-first Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Birmingham, through Warwick, to Warmington; and from Birmingham, through Stratford upon Avon, to Edgehill, in the County of Warwick, so far as the same relate to the Road from Birmingham through Stratford upon Avon, to Stratford Bridge, in the said County.”

“19. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading to the Town of Lantrissent; and also the Road leading from Newbridge to a Place called the Old Furnace, all in the County of Glamorgan.

“20. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from West Lavington to the Devizes, and from the Devizes to Seend, in the County of Wilts.

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

Le Roy le veult.

“21. An Act for rendering valid and effectual certain Articles of Agreement, bearing Date the Twenty-first Day of July One thousand seven hundred and seventy, made between Frances Countess Dowager of Londonderry, Philip Earl Stanhope, and others; and for vetting several Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Devon and Wilts, in Trustees, for the Purposes in the Act mentioned.”

“22. An Act for rendering effectual an Exchange of certain Lands, Parcel of the Glebe of the Rectory of Avington, in the County of Southampton, for certain other Lands, in the said Parish of Avington, belonging to the Most Honourable the Marquis of Carnarvon.”

“23. An Act to enable Francis Charteris Esquire, heretofore called Francis Wemyss, and the Heirs of his Body,and several other Persons therein named, and the Heirs of their respective Bodies, to retain, assume, and sign, the Name of Charteris, and to bear the Arms of Charteris, and to hold and enjoy the Estate therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Descent to him or them respectively of the Honour and Title of Wemyss, or any other Honour or Title whatsoever.”

“24. An Act for establishing and confirming an Exchange of a certain Piece of enclosed Land in the Parish of East Barnet, in the County of Hertford and Diocese of London, for other enclosed Land, Parcel of the Glebe of the said Parish, pursuant to an Agreement between Benjamin Underwood Clerk, Master of Arts, Rector of the said Parish of East Barnet, and John Pybus Esquire.”

“25. An Act for exemplifying or enrolling the Will of Charles Macarthy More deceased, and making the same Evidence as well in Ireland as Great Britain.

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common fields, Common Meadows, Common Wood Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Alveston, in the County of Warwick.

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain, Common Fields,Common Meadows,and Commonable Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Aston Subedge, in the County Gloucester.

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Pasture called Myton Carr, in the Lordship of Myton, in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.

“29. An Act for dividing, and allotting the Common Fields, Downs, and all other the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of East, Garston, in the County of Berks.

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Monyash,in the Parish of Bakewell, in the County of Derby.

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Carrs,and other Open and Common Grounds, within the Township of Lisset, in the Parish of Beeforth, otherwise Beford, in the East Riding of the County of York.

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing Priestwood Common, in the Parishes of Mackworth, Kedleston, and Meynell Langley, or some of them, in the County of Derby.

“33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Cow Pastures, Ings, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of West Ashby, within the Manors of Horncastle and West Ashby, in the County of Lincoln.

“34. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township of Kilham on the Woulds, in the County of York.

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common and Waste Ground called the Outwoods, within the Township or Hamlet of Horninglow, in the Parish of Burton, in the County of Stafford.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Common or Waste Lands, Stinted Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Hamlets of Stapenhill and Winshill, in the County of Derby.

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Common Meadows, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, in the several Hamlets of Stretton, Horninglow, Bond End, and Branston, within the Parish of Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford.

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Pastures within the Township of Hetton, in the Parish of Burnsal, and West Riding of the County of York.

“39. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields and Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of South Reston, in the County of Lincoln.

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Heath, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Boothby Grassoe, in the County of Lincoln.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and unenclosed Fields, Lands, Commons, and Wastes, within the Manor of Scalby, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also a certain Common called Throxenby Moor, otherwise Newby Moor, within the same Riding.”

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Melton, in the Parish of Welton, in the East Riding of the County of York.

“43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, and the Common or Heath called Kilsall Heath, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Donington, in the County of Salop.

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Holland Ward, otherwise Hollin Ward, in the County of Derby.

“45. An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Commonable Lands, within the Manor of Broadway, in the County of Worcester.

“46. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons, Commonable Grounds, and Wastes, called Redditch Common and Webheath, situate in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Commons, and Common Pastures, within the Liberties of Stapleford and Bramcote, in the County of Nottingham.

“48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Butler’s Marston, in the County of Warwick.

“49. An Act for dividing and enclosing the open Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish of Appleby, in the Counties of Leicester and Derby.

“50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands and Grounds, called Beanhall Fields, in the Manor and Parish of Feckenham, in the County of Worcester.

“51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Village, Hamlet, Township, and Manor, of Oxenhope, in the Parish of Bradford and County of York.

“52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Townships of North Muskham, Holme, and Barthley, in the Parish of North Muskham, in the County of Nottingham.

“53. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, and Roxham, in the County of Norfolk.

“54. An Act for naturalizing John Peter du Roveray, John Daniel Neville, John Peter Eynard, David Chollett, and John Zacharias Gertcken.

“55. An Act for naturalizing Augustin Noverre.

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Tweed Fishery Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for regulating and improving the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River;“ to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boston West Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen belonging to Boston West, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Skirbeck Quarter Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen belonging to Skirbeck Smarter, in the Parish of (fn. *) Kirbeck and County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Smyth’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming a Deed of Trust dated the Thirty-first of December One thousand seven hundred and seventy, and for the more effectual enabling the Trustees to raise the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, for the Purposes therein mentioned, by Mortgage or Sale of the Freehold Estate of George Smyth the Elder, and George Smyth the Younger, Esquires, situate in the County of Gloucester, or of a competent Part thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Froggat’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice ledla est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of Astley, and certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Astley, Tyldesley, and Bedford, in the County of Lancaster, comprised in the Marriage Articles of Thomas Froggatt and Hannah his Wife, in Trustees, to the several Uses, upon the Trusts, and subject to the Powers, Provisoes, and Restrictions, therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bullock’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Leasehold Mills, Lands, Bill and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bullock Esquire, in Trustees, to convey and assign the same respectively, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as are mentioned in said Settlement.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Cuddon and Mr. Montague:

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

Kilby and Newton Harcourt Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other Common and Waste Lands, in the Liberties or Hamlets of Kilby and Newton Harcourt, in the Parish of Wistow and County of Leicester.

Manchester to Saddleworth, Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term contained in Two several Acts of Parliament, and to repair, widen, and amend, the Road from the Guide Post at the Westerly End of Newton Lane, within the Township of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to Austerlands, in the Parish of Saddleworth, in the County of York.

Sir Henry Harpur’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling Sir Henry Harpur Baronet to make Leases of his Estates in the Counties of Derby and Stafford, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases as are therein mentioned.”

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

D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Harwich.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. ChichesterL. Paget.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Norwich.L. Cadogan.
E. Northampton.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Godolphin.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Ravensworth.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Walpole.
E. Poulet.L. Bp. Chester.L. Scarsdale.
E. Cholmondeley.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Orford.
E. De Lawarr.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 12th Day of April next, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Dickson’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Dickson Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, Nonum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Wyldmore: Vide Journals of House of Commons, Vol. 33. p. 281.
2 Origin. Marsham Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 33. p. 286.
3 sic. It sometimes occurs Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln. In the Journals of the House of Commons it is invariably Skirbeck, and County of Lincoln.