House of Lords Journal Volume 33
April 1771, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: April 1771, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 172-201. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113549 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 22o Aprilis 1771.
Lords take the Oaths. Chim to the Earldom of Anglesey: Report from the Committee of Privileges. Resolution that the Claimant hath no Right to the Title. Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Corsellis Bill. and Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill. To regulate Carters &c. in Scotland, Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill: City of London et al.; and Chapter of Westminster against it. South Leith Bill. Livingston, &c. Road Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Maddock’s Bill. Motion for shortening the Committee on it. To regulate Carters, &c. in Scotland, Bill. Butterwick Enclosure Bill. Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 23o Aprilis 1771.
Wem, &c. Road Bill. Pattishall Enclosure Bill. Ubly Enclosure Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Horsham and Steyning, &c. Road Bill: South Leith Bill: Liverpoole to Preston, Road Bill. Vinehall, &c. Road Bill. Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Watford Enclosure Bill. White Herring Fishery Bill. Hartford Enclosure Bill. Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill. Thames and Isis Navigation Bill. Earls Barton Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill; and Froggatt’s Bill. Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill: Dean and Chapter of Westminster against it. E. Chatham against Tothill and Western. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage. Causes put off Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill. Maddock’s Bill, Committee shortened. Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 24 o Aprilis 1771.
Maddock’s Bill. Butterwick Enclosure Bill. Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill. Tarernspite, &c Road Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. Misterton Enclosure Bill. Watford Enclosure Bill. Thames and Isis Navigation Bill. Earls Barton Enclosure Bill. Hartford Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. White Herring Fishery Bill. Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill. Wem. &c. Road Bill. Pattishall Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Ubly Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. with Amendments to it. Chester Canal Bill. Petition of the Proprietors of the Trent Navigation, against it. Durham Yard, &c Embanking Bill. Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 25o Aprilis 1771.
Fitzgerald’s Bill. Copper Coin Bill. Edinburgh Lighting, &c Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. American Rice Act, to amend, Bill. Naval Stores, &c. Bill. Fitzgerald’s Bill, the King’s Consent signified to it. and to the Hartford Enclosure Bill; and to the Misterton Enclosure Bill; and to the Watford Enclosure Bill; and to the Earls Barton Enclosure Bill. Misterton Enclosure Bill. Thames and Isis Navigation Bill. Hartford Enclosure Bill. Watford Enclosure Bill. Wedon and Weston Enclosre Bill. Earls Barton Enclosure Bill. Maddock’s Bill. Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Highways in Scotland, Bill. Peacocke against Mac Kercher. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. White Herring Fishery Bill. Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Trials of Elections, Act to explain, Bill. Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill. Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill. Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 26o Aprilis 1771.
E. Chatham against Daw Tothill and Western. Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill. Misterton Enclosure Bill. White Herring Fishery Bill Militia Pay, &c. Cloathing Bill Thames and Isis Navigation Bill. Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill. Tavernspite, &c Road Bill. Hartfords Enclosure Bill. Butterwick Enclosure Bill. Earls Barton Enclosure Bill Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill. Watford Enclosure Bill. Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill. Misterton Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Eleven preceding Bills. Hoblyn et al. against Burrow, Writ of Error. Highways in Scotland,Bill. Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill. Trials of Elections, Act to explain, Bill. Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill. Message from H. C. to return Sir Henry Harpur’s Estate Bill. Liverpoole to Prescott, &c Road Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Parkinson et al Bill. and Ubly Enclosure Bill. Brampton en le Morthen Enclosure Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Justus and Blanckenagen’s Nat. Bill. and Harrand’s Nat. Bill. Copper Coin Bill. Naval Stores, &c. Bill. American Rice Act, to amend, Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Edinburgh Lighting, &c. Bill. Fitzgerald’s Bill. To prohibit the Exportation of live Cattle, Bill. St. Luke’s Passage, &c. Bill. Lords to be summoned. Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 29o Aprilis 1771
Durham Yard, &c Embanking Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. and to the Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Bills passed by Commission. Durham Yard &c Embanking Bill. Chester Canal Bill. Fitzgerald’s Bill. E. Chatham against Tothill and Western: Question put to the Judges. New Shoreham Electors, incapacitate, Bill. Petition against it. Gunpowder Bill. Wakefield Paving, &c. Bill. To prohibit the Expoitation of Lne Cattle, Bill. Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill. St. Luke’s Paving, &c. Bill. Trial of Elections, Act to explain, Bill. Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill. Isle of Wight Poor Bill. Copper Coin Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. American Rice Act; to amend, Bill. Naval Stores, &c. Bill. Scotland Highways Bill. Caithness Claim of Peerage. Adjourn. Die Martis, 30o Aprilis 1771.
Liverpool to Prescott, &c. Road Bill. Besselsleigh, &c Road Bill. Edinburgh Watch, &c. Bill. Gunpowder Bill. Wakefield Paving, &c. Bill. Brampton en le Morthen Enclosure Bill. Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill. Copper Coin Bill. American Rice Act, to amend, Bill. Trial of Elections, Act to amend, Bill. Scotland Highways Bill. Naval Stores, &c Bill. Whale Fishery Bill. Live Cattle Bill. Fitzgerald’s Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. New Shoreham Electors, to incapacitate, Bill. Lottery Bill. Sinking Fund Bill. Importation of Oak Staves &c Bill. Isle of Man Harbours Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Minchin’s Bill. and Sir Booth Williams’ Estate Bill. and Dirs and Glosten’s Nat. Bill. and D. Portland’s Estate Bill. and Theobald’s Bill. Haydon Square Paving, &c. Bill. Expiring Laws, to continue, Bill. Silk Bill. Message to H. C. respecting that Evidence on which they passed the Bill for incapacitating the Elections for New Suoreham. Motion to expunge Resolution of the House of the 2d Feb. 1770. Lords summoned. Commons Answer to Message respecting the Bill for incapacitating the Elections of New Shoreham. Shoreham Electors, to incapacitate, Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 22o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Berkeley Str.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. King.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Stanford.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Stair.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Digby.
Comes Oxford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, John Earl of Sandwich, and William Lord Bishop of Chester, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships having first at the Table delivered in Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Chim to the Earldom of Anglesey: 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 Arthur, (styling himself Earl of Anglesey and Baron of Newport Pagnell, in the Kingdom of Great Britain), claiming the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, of Earl of Anglesey and Baron of Newport Pagnell, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, as only Son and Heir Male of Richard late Earl of Anglesey; as also of the Petition of Constantine Lord Mulgrave, in the Kingdom of Ireland, praying; “To be heard by Counsel against the said Petition:” “That the Committee had met, and considered of the Petitions to them referred; and had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses for the Petitioner the Claimant; as also for the Petitioner Lord Mulgrave; and had come to the following Resolution; (videlicet),

Resolved, “That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Claimant hath no Right to the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, claimed by his Petition.”

Which Report was read by the Clerk.

And the same being again read by the Clerk:

It was proposed, “To agree with the Committee in the said Resolution:”

Which being objected to:

The Question was put thereupon;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolution that the Claimant hath no Right to the Title.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Claimant hath no Right to the Titles, Honours, and Dignities, claimed by his Petition.

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

Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands, in the said Parish;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. to return Corsellis Bill.

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

To return 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 railing Money to discharge Incumbrances;” and to acquaint this House,that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill.

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

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

To regulate Carters &c. in Scotland, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmour and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, Loaded Horses, Pedlars, Tinkers, and Petty Chapmen; and for filling up of Coal and other Pits and Sinks; and removing of Obstructions and Nuisances within that Part of Great Britain, called Scotland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County, of Middlesex;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were called in;

City of London et al.; and Chapter of Westminster against it.

And Mr. Davenport, Counsel for the Petitioners, the City of London, the Watermen’s Company, the Corn lightermen, and the Coal Lightermen, was heard to observe upon the Evidence produced on Behalf of the said Petitioners against the said Bill.

Then Mr. Mansfield, Counsel for the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, was heard against the said Bill:

Which done;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be put off till To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

South Leith Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts with Fresh Water,” 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.”

Livingston, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingston by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Confines of the County of Air, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Maddock’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Copyhold Estate of Richard Maddock Gentleman deceased, situate at Norwood, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold towards discharging the Principal Money and Interest due upon a Mortgage thereof; and of certain Freehold Estates of the said Richard Maddock, in the County of Wilts.

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Paget.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Clifton.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Berkeley Str.
Ld. Steward. L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Monson.
E.Denbigh.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Godolphin.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Chester.L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich.L. Ponsonby.
E. Scarbrough.L. Hyde.
E. Rochford.L. Mansfield.
E. Coventry.L. Lyttelton.
E. Poulet.L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Stair.L. Beaulieu.
E. Rosebery.L. Camden.
E. Oxford.L. Digby.
E. Dartmouth.L. Sundridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 7th Day of May next, 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 the 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, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

To regulate Carters, &c. in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, Leaded Horses, Pedlars, Tinkers, and Petty Chapmen; and for filling up of Coal and other Pits and Sinks; and removing of Obstructions and Nuisances within that Part of Great Britain, called Scotland.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Butterwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East Riding of the 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 Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Tavernspite, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke.

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 23o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Bolton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Athol.Ds. King.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Ravensworth.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Stair.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Boston.
Comes Tankerville.Ds. Camden.
Comes Aylesford.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Wem, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening, the Road leading from Wem, in the County of Salop, to the Lime Rocks at Bron y Garth, and several other Roads, in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh,” 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.”

Pattishall Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.”

Ubly Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County of Somerset” 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 were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet,)

Press 14. L. 4. Leave out [“or Plots”].

L. 24. Leave out [“or more”], and in the same Line leave out [“or Plots”].

L. 32. Leave out [“all”], and in the same Line after [“which”], insert [“Two”].

L. 32 & 33. Leave out [“said several Plot or”].

L. 40. After [“Hay”], insert [“only”].

Pr. 15. L. 1st & 2d. Leave out [“Compositions in lieu of the said Tythes, Moduses”], and in the same Line, after [“or”], insert [“any”], and also to leave out [“other”], and after [“Payments”], to insert [“in lieu of the said Tythes of Corn and Hay”], and to leave out [“whatsoever”].

L. 16. After [“Tythes”], insert [“of whatever Kind”].

L. 24. After [“Act”], insert Clause [“A”].

“And be it further enacted, That such and the same Moduses or Compositions in lieu of Tythes (except of Corn and Hay) payable out of the ancient Enclosures, or other Tenements within the said Manor and Parish, mail extend to and be payable out of such Enclosures to be made by virtue of this Act, as shall be allotted to any Freeholder who is now entitled to pay such Moduses or Compositions for the ancient Enclosures or other Tenements belonging to him, her, or them, within the said Manor and Parish: Provided always, that nothing herein contained, shall prevent the said Peter Grigg and his Successors, Rectors, of the said Parish, from calling in Question by due Course of Law, all such Moduses or Composition in lieu of Tythes, as are now or have been usually paid or payable from any ancient Enclosures or other Tenements within the said Manor and Parish; nor shall the said Peter Grigg and his Successors be deemed to be excluded, by any Thing in this Act contained, from any Claim which he or they may have by Law to any Tythes growing, renewing, or arising, from and out of, or in respect of, the said Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, other than and except the said Tythes of Corn and Hay, and except such Species of Small Tythes as have not usually for Thirty Years last past been paid and received within the said Manor and Parish, for or on Account of such Kinds of Productions, Cattle, or other Tythable Subjects as have been raised, fed, pastured, produced, or cultivated, within the said Manor and Parish for the said Thirty Years last past.”

Pr. 16. L. 14. After [“the”], insert [“Two aforesaid”], and in the same Line, leave out [“Share”], and insert [“Shares”].

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

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the, said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Horsham and Steyning, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

South Leith Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Liverpoole to Preston, Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross within the Town of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston in the same County Palatine.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Vinehall, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staple Cross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill, in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staple Cross to Longley’s Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Long Riston and Arnold Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the 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 Six preceding Bills.

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

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

Watford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

White Herring Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hartford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Egerton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the River Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Earls Barton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were severally read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill;

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

To return 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 Starbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarborough 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Froggatt’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Burgoyne and others:

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

Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Bill,intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

Dean and Chapter of Westminster against it.

And Mr. Mansfield, Counsel for the Dean and Chapter (fn. 1) , in order to make out the Allegations of their Petition against the Bill, called,

Henry Brooker; who, being sworn, produced from the Office of the Rolls,

“Copy of a Grant of the Second of James the First, to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster:

And the same was read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Anthony Cell was called in; and offering to produce and read a Paper, intituled, “The Bounds of the City of Westminster and the Liberties thereof:”

The same was objected to by Mr. Maddocks, Counsel for the Bill, they not being able to authenticate the same.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Samuel Francis, Summoning Officer for the City and Liberty of Westminster; under Thomas Corbett Esquire, was called in; and, being sworn, was examined in relation to the Boundaries of the said City and Liberties thereof.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Prickard, Coroner for the said City and Liberties, was called in; and, being sworn, was examined in relation to his having taken several Inquests upon accidental Deaths happening in and upon the RiVer of Thames; and as to a Deodand having been received by the High Bailiff of Westminster upon the accidental Death of Mr. Rowe, who sell out of a hired Boat into the Thames and was drowned; and produced several original Inquisitions taken Upon accidental Deaths happening in and upon the River Thames in the Times of his Predecessors.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Maddocks was heard in Support of the Bill.

Which done.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned.

E. Chatham against Tothill and Western.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents, Which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges upon the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, which (lands appointed for Friday next, be put off to Monday next.

Causes put off

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday Sevennight, and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill.

Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein took the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act so naturalizing Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Clifton.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. King.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Monson.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Godolphin.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Coventry.L. Ravensworth.
E. Poulet.L. Ponsonby.
E. Abercorn.L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont.L. Lyttelton.
E. Stair.L. Wycombe.
E. Rosebery.L. Scarsdale.
E. Tankerville.L. Boston.
E. Aylesford.L. Camden.
E. Spencer.L. Sundridge.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Maddock’s Bill, Committee shortened.

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 vesting the Copyhold Estate of Richard Maddock Gentleman deceased, situate at Norwood, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold towards discharging the Principal Money and Interest due upon a Mortgage thereof, and of certain Freehold Estates of the said Richard Maddock, in the County of Wilts,” stands committed; may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

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 To-morrow.

Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands in the said Parish.”

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain, called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Clerkenwell Paving, &c, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 24 o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich. Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Suffolk. C. P. S.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Beaufort.Ds. King.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Monson.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Athol.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Manchester.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Boston.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

Prayers.

Maddock’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Copyhold Estate of Richard Maddock Gentleman deceased, situate at Norwood, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold towards discharging the Principal Money and Interest due upon a Mortgage thereof,and of certain Freehold Estates of the said Richard Maddock, in the County of Wilts,” 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.

Butterwick 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 Open Fields in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Garsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein,” 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.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Tarernspite, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke,” was committed.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein,” was committed.

Misterton 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 Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Wade Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Watford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Ely.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Pdr.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Paget.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Bangot.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Monson.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Godlphin.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chester.L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich.L. Ponsonby.
E. Abingdon.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Mansfield.
E. Coventry.L. Wycombe.
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Stair.L. Camden.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis, from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts.

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.

Earls Barton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton.

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.

Hartford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Hartford in the County of Huntingdon.

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.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain, called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

White Herring Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled; “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton.

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.

Wem. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Wem, in the County of Salop, to the Lime Rocks at Bron y Garth, and several other Roads, in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Pattishall Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton.

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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Ubly Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County, of Somerset.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Chester Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich, in the County of Chester, there to join the Canal now making from, the River Trent to the River Mersey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Petition of the Proprietors of the Trent Navigation, against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich, in the County of Chester, there to join the Canal now making from the River Trent to the River Mersey;” and praying, “In regard the same will be a great Infringement upon Private Property, and a Discouragement to a Work in which the Petitioners have risqued their Private Fortunes, and from which the Publick will receive the greatest Benefit; that they may be heard against the said Bill, and that the same may not pass into a Law:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard against the said Bill as desired, upon the Second Reading thereof.

Durham Yard, &c Embanking Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and for, hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Maddocks, in order to make out the Allegations thereof, called,

Thomas Engineer; who, being sworn, was examined as to the former State of Durham Yard, and as to the Benefits that will arise, by the intended Embankment there, to the Lightermen in general, and to the Navigation of the River Thames; and as to the Dimentions of the said Embankment, and the Space there will be between it and Low Water Mark; and as to the Effect it will have upon the Tide.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Leonard Philips, Lighterman and Wharfinger for Twenty Years, was called in, and sworn and examined as to the former and present State of Durham Yardy and as to the Benefit that will arise to the Lightermen by the intended Embankment, and what Number of Craft may be worked at the Wharfs intended to be made at the New Embankment, and what Number were worked at the Old Wharfs at Durham Yard; and as to the Right of Frontage that the Owners of Houses on the Banks of the Thames have with respect to the mooring of Craft before such Houses, and as to its being a Usage of the River, Time immemorial, for Barges to stay but One Tide, in case of Distress, before the Fronts of Houses or Wharfs without the Leave of the Owners; and also, as to the Benefit this Embankment will be to the Navigation of the River; and what Inconveniencies have arisen from the Embankment at Blackfryars and Scotland Yard; and if the Water Bailiff of London received any and what Compliment for the last mentioned Embankment.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Samuel Hawley Wharfinger was called in, and sworn and examined to the same Points.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then John Staples, Lighterman for Twenty Years, was called in, and sworn and examined to the same Points.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then John Pacey was Called in, and being sworn, produces,

“A Copy of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in 1632, against the City of London, for Encroachments in the River of Thames:

And the same was read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then James Wood, from the Surveyor General’s Office, was called in, and produces,

“An Entry Book from the said Office:”

And an Entry therein, “Of an Application from the Lord Mayor and other the Governors of Bridewell Hospital, to His Majesty for a Piece of Ground at Wapping, in order to enlarge the Wharfs there of the said Hospital:” was read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then the Charter of the 15th of Charles the Second to the City of London, was read.

Then Mr. Maddocks acquainted the House, “That he rested his Evidence on Behalf of the Bill here.”

Then Mr. Leigh, Counsel for the City of London, by Leave of the House, stated the Proceedings of the City upon Messieurs Adams Petition to the Lord Mayor, &c. for Leave to carry on the Embankment at Durham Yard, and calls

Mr. Rix; who produced,

“A Petition of Messieurs Adams to the Lord Mayor, &c. dated 6th September 1768, together with the Order of the Court made thereupon:”

And the same were read.

Also, “A Petition of William Kitchener to the said Court against the said Embankment, dated 17th January 1769, together with the Order thereon:”

And the same were read.

Also, “A Petition of Messieurs Adams to the said Court, dated 9th January 1770, upon a Presentment having been made to the said Court some Time in October 1769, and the Order thereupon:”

And the same were read.

Also, “The Report of the Bridge Committee thereupon, and the Order of the Court thereupon:”

And the same were read.

“The Order of the said Court of the 26th of July 1770, discharging the Bridge Committee, and appointing a New One to consider of Messieurs Adams last Petition,” read.

“The Petitions of the Coal Lightermen and Corn Lightermen to the Lord Mayor, &c. against the said Embankment dated 4th May 1770, and the Orders of the Court thereupon,” read.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Edward Bathurst was called in, and sworn and examined in relation to the Proceedings of the Bridge Committee upon Messieurs Adams Petition.

He is directed to withdraw.

Then, the “Report of the New Committee, dated 19th October 1770,” was read.

“Another Petition of Messieurs Adams to the Lord Mayor, &c. dated 4th December 1770, and the Order of the Court thereupon,” was read.

Then the Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow, and that the Lords be summoned.

Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands in the said Parish.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 25o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Glouceseter.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Richmond.Ds. King.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Sandys.
Dux Marlborough.Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Athol.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Northampton.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Fitzgerald’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Copper Coin Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Copper Coin of this Kingdom;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edinburgh Lighting, &c Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Gilmour and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the several Streets and other Passages on the South Side of the City of Edinburgh, and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the same for the future;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whale Fishery Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Meredith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Support and Establishment of the Greenland and Whale Fishery; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Rice Act, to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for extending like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida to the Southward of Cape Finesterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Naval Stores, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” so for as relates to the Importation of unmanufactured Wood of the Growth and Produce of America; and to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas, as relates to the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, landed at certain Places therein mentioned; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

, The said Six Bills were, severally read the First Time.

Fitzgerald’s 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 divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland therein mentioned;” 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 Hartford Enclosure Bill;

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon;” 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 Misterton Enclosure Bill;

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 Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, 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 to the Watford Enclosure Bill;

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 Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton;” 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 Earls Barton Enclosure Bill.

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, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Misterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham.

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. York.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Ely.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. King.
D. Marlborough.L. Bp. Chester.L. Godolphin.
D. Athol.L. Sandys.
E. Northampton.L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich.L. Ponsonby.
E. Abingdon.L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford.L. Lyttelton.
E. Coventry.L. Wycombe.
E. Poulet.L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn.L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont.L. Boston.
E. Stair.L. Camden.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intitule, “An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts,” 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.”

Hartford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and longing to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon,” 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.”

Watford 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Wedon and Weston Enclosre 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton,;” was committed.

Earls Barton 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 Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Maddock’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Copyhold Estate of Richard Maddock Gentleman deceased, situate at Norwood, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold, towards discharging the Principal Money and Interest due upon a Mortgage thereof; and of certain Freehold Estates of the said Richard Maddock, in the County of Wilts.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dirs and Glostein’s Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two 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.

Highways in Scotland, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening the Highways in that Part of Great Britain, called Scotland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Peacocke against Mac Kercher.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Francis Heylin Peacocke Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 7th Day of February last; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, 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 Daniel Mac Kercher may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Daniel Mac Kercher may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing on or before Thursday the 9th Day of May next.

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

White Herring Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported front the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Trials of Elections, Act to explain, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks; and from Wantage, to Marlboroughin the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford through Halspenny Lane to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lamborn, in the said County of Berks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Commons, and Downs, in the Parishes of Preston and Stratton, in the County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Durham Yard, &c. Embanking Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Leigh, Counsel for the City of London, the Watermen’s Company, the Corn Lightermen, and the Coal Lightermen, was heard to reply.

Then Mr. Mansfield, Counsel for the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, was heard also to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Moved, “To commit the Bill;”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session be of the Committee.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 26o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Richmond.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Gloucester.Dux St. Albans.Ds. King.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Bolton.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth,
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. Chatham against Daw Tothill and Western.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable William Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next, and that the Judges do then attend.

Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswold, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intelcommon Lands in the said Parish,” 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 ths Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Misterton 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 Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham,” was committed.

White Herring Fishery Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia Pay, &c. Cloathing Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Thames and Isis Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts.

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

It was resolved, in the Affirmative.

Clerkenwell Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John Clerkenwell in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tavernspite, &c Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hartfords Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Butterwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East Riding of the County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Earls Barton Enclosure Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wedon and Weston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Watford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Elvet Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands in the said Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Misterton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham.

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 Eleven 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.

Hoblyn et al. against Burrow, Writ of Error.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein James Hoblyn and others are Plaintiffs, and James Burrow Esquire Coroner, and Attorney for His Majesty, is Defendant:”

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

Highways in Scotland,Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for widening the Highways in that Part of Great Britain, called Scotland.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Meadows, Commons, and Downs, in the Parishes of Preston and Stratton, in the County of Gloucester.

Trials of Elections, Act to explain, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island.

Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks; and from Wantage, to Marlborough in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford through Halfpenny Lane to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lamborn, in the said County of Berks.

Message from H. C. to return Sir Henry Harpur’s Estate Bill.

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

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

Liverpoole to Prescott, &c Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge trig Term and Powers of Three Acts passed in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescott, and other Roads, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Road from the Causeway at Blacklow Brow, to the Causeway leading from Prescott to Liverpoole, and also through Lime Kiln Lane, to Ranelagh House, in Liverpoole aforesaid;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Parkinson et al Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Parkinson, Edward Heathcote and Catharine his Wife, and their respective Children, lying in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, and Chester, in Trustees, to sell a sufficient Part thereof for Payment of Debts and Legacies affecting the same; and for making a Partition of the Remainder thereof, and settling the entire Premises to the Uses therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Ubly Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County of Somerset;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Brampton en le Morthen Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel St. Leger and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Brampton en le Morthen, in the West Riding in the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Justus and

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

Blanckenagen’s Nat. Bill.

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Christian Blanckenhagen;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Harrand’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Copper Coin Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Copper Coin of this Realm.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Naval Stores, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” so far as relates to the Importation of unmanufactured Wood of the Growth and Product of America; and to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas,” as relates to the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, landed at certain Places therein mentioned.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

American Rice Act, to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for extending like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, to the Southward of Cape Finesterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia.

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Support and Establishment of the Greenland and Whale Fishery.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Edinburgh Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Bill, intituled, “An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the several Streets and other Passages on the South Side of the City of Edinburgh, and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the same for the future.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br.
D. St. Altans.L. Bp. Ely.L. Clifton.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Godolphin.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Ravensworth.
E. DenbighL. Bp. Landaff.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Mansfield.
E. Rochford.L. Bp. Chester.L. Lyttelton.
E. Coventry.L. Wycombe.
E. Poulet.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.
E. Stair.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Pomfret.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
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

Fitzgerald’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for divesting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland therein mentioned.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

To prohibit the Exportation of live Cattle, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Live Cattle and other Flesh Provisions from Great Britain, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Luke’s Passage, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, in the Parish of St. Luke, in the County of Middlesex; for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; and for widening the Passages at the West End of Chiswell Street, and at the South End of Brick Lane, in the said Parish, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday next.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, upon ,the Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Friday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause, wherein John Scott Esquire is Appellant, and William Lord Falconar and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Monday Sevennight; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Lunæ, 29o Aprilis 1771

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Glouceseter.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Richmond.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bolton.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Athol.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camemrius.Ds. Archer.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Camden.
Comes Poulet.Dr. Sundridge.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Durham Yard, &c Embanking 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 enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Durham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex;” 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 Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, “That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament:”

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Marchmont on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, “The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commission read:”

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read.”

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet),

George R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our Loving Subjects the Lords-Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say,) “An Act for detraying the Charge or the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery.” “An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties, thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same.” “An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen within certain Districts and Places therein mentioned; and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages.” “An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of Saint John Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein” “An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis, from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts.” “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Bradford, to join the Leeds and Liverpoole Canal at Windhill, in the Township of Idle, in the County of York.” “An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Peebles to The King’s Eatedge, and to Gatehope, Knowburnfoot, and to the Top of Minchmoor, and to Lochhead, in the County of Peebles.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruehill Gate, in the County of Stafford.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Meir Heath, and from thence to Blythe Bridge; and also from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford Bridge, in the County of Stafford.” “An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road at a Place called Filling Gate to a Road called the Foss Road, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray to the Guide Post in St. Margaret’s Field Leicester.” “An Act to empower Sir John Gibbons to shut up the Foot Paths over certain Lands in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex; and to extinguish all Claims and Right of Common in and over the said Lands; and to oblige the said Sir John Gibbons to make and keep in Repair a Foot Path in lieu thereof; and to vest certain Premises and a Sum of Money in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of the said Parish.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingston by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Confines of the County of Air, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk.” “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross, within the Town of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston in the same County Palatine.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staplecross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staplecross to Longley’s Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye, in the said County.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Wem, in the County of Salop, to the Lime Rocks at Bron y Garth, and several other Roads, in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh.” “An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite, to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke.” “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.” “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.” “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 Panoras, 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.” “An Act to exchange Lands in Langham, in the County of Suffolk, between Patrick Blake Esquire, and Edward Burch Redor of the Parish Church of Langham aforesaid, within the Diocese of Norwich.” “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.” “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.” “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.” “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.” “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.” “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.” “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Parkinson, Edward Heathcote, and Catharine his Wife, and their respective Children, lying in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, and Chester in Trustees, to sell a sufficient Part thereof for Payment of Debts and Legacies affecting the same; and for making a Partition of the Remainder thereof, and settling the entire Premises to the Uses therein mentioned.” “An Act for discharging from Tithe 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.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in Ladus Fen, in the Isle of Ely.” “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.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hampstead Norreys, in the Parish of Hampstead Norreys, in the County of Berks.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds, called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, in the County of Warwick.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, Lammas Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets and Liberties of Knightcot and Northend, in the Parish of Burton Dassett, in the County of Warwick.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester.” “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.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Stretton under Foss, in the Parish of Monk’s Kirby, in the County of Warwick.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Bishop Norton, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eastcote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham, and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands, in the said Parish.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County of Somerset.” “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Christian Blanckenbagen.” “An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand” “And Albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you ail assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury. Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right-Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, George William Earl of Bristol George Dunk Earl of Halifax, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Viscount Weymouth; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellors, Wills Lord Harwich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; and finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of April, in the Eleventh Year of Our Reign.

“By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

“In Obedience to His Majesty’s Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the.Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words:”

“1. An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia, in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; for indemnifying the Land-holders of the Isle of Wight from the Payment of the Monies due by virtue of an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“2. An Act for the Encouragement of the White Herring Fishery.”

“3. An Act for consolidating, extending, and rendering more effectual, the Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing, the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers, within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages, and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and Annoyances within the same.”

“4. An Act for punishing Offences committed by Hackney Coachmen and Chairmen, within certain Districts and Places therein mentioned, and for renewing the Registry of Carts and Carriages.”

“5. An Act for paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Streets, Squares, Lanes, and other Passages, within the Parish of St. John Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein.”

“6. An Act for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis, from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts.

“7. An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from Bradford to join the Leeds and Liverpoole Canal, at Windhill, in the Township of Idle, in the County of York.

“8. An Act for cleansing and lighting the Streets of the Town of South Leith, the Territory of Saint Anthony’s, and Yard Heads thereunto adjoining, and for supplying the several Parts thereof with Fresh Water.”

“9. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Peebles to The King’s Eatedge, and to Gatehope, Knowburnfoot, and to the Top of Minchmoor, and to Lochhead, in the County of Peebles.

”10. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Shelton to the Road between Cheadle and Leek, and from Bucknall to Weston Coyney, and from the Road between Cheadle and Leek to the Turnpike Road above Frogall Bridge, and from the same Road to the Road between Blyth Marsh and Thorp, at or near Ruchill Gate, in the County of Stafford.

“11. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Stone to Lane End, and to the Road between Leek and Sandon, on Meir Heath, and from thence to Blythe Bridge; and also from Meir to Trentham, and from thence to Stableford Bridge, in the County of Stafford.

“12. An Act to continue and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the Road branching out of the aforesaid Road at a Place called Filling Gate, to a Road called The Foss Road, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Melton Mowbray to the Guide Post in Saint Margaret’s Field, Leicester.

“13. An Act to empower Sir John Gibbons to shut up the Foot Paths over certain Lands in the Parish of Stanwell, in the County of Middlesex; and to extinguish all Claims and Right of Common in and over the said Lands; and to oblige the said Sir John Gibbons to make and keep in Repair a Foot Path in lieu thereof; and to vest certain Premises and a Sum of Money in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of the said Parish.”

“14. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads from Livingston, by the Kirk of Shotts, to the City of Glasgow, and by the Town of Hamilton, to the Town of Strathaven; and for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Confines of the County of Air, at or near Lochgate, to the Town of Strathaven, in the County of Lanerk.

“15. An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the Roads leading from the said Town of Birmingham to the said Town of Bromsgrove.

“16. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Hand Cross to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole in the Town of Henfield, in the County of Sussex.

“17. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Patrick’s Cross, within the Town of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Town of Preston, in the same County Palatine.”

“18. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall, in the Parish of Mountfield, in the County of Sussex, to Cripps’s Corner, and from thence to Staplecross, and to the Turnpike Road near the Windmill in the Parish of Beckley, and from Staplecross to Longley’s Water Corn Mill at Kent Ditch, and from Cripps’s Corner to the Town of Rye in the said County.”

“19. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from Wem, in the County of Salop, to the Lime Rocks at Bron y Garth, and several other Roads in the Counties of Salop and Denbigh.

“20. An Act for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite, to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke.

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

“Le Roy la veult.”

“21. 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.”

“22. 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.”

“23. 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 Pancres, 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.”

“24. An Act to exchange Lands in Langham, in the County of Suffolk, between Patrick Blake Esquire, and Edward Burch Rector of the Parish Church of Langham aforesaid, within the Diocese of Norwich.

“25. 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.”

“26. 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.

“27. 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.

“28. 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.”

“29. 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.”

“30. 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.”

“31. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Thomas Parkinson, Edward Heathcote, and Catharine his Wife, and their respective Children, lying in the Counties of Nottingham, Lincoln, and Chester, in Trustees, to sell a sufficient Part thereof for Payment of Debts and Legacies affecting the same; and for making a Partition of the Remainder thereof, and settling the entire Premises to the Uses therein mentioned.”

“32. An Act for discharging from Tithe 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.”

“33. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in Ladus Fen, in the Isle of Ely.

“34. 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.

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Hampstead Norreys, in the Parish of Hampstead Norreys, in the County of Berks.

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, called Stretton Common Field, and certain Common or Waste Grounds, called Stretton Heath and Stretton Horse Slead, in the Parish of Stretton on the Foss, in the County of Warwick.

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open and Common Fields, Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, Lammas Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Hamlets and Liberties of Knightcot and Northend, in the, Parish of Burton Dassett, in the County of Warwick.

“38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Naunton Beauchamp, in the County of Worcester.

“39. 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.

“40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Stretton under Foss, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick.

“41. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township and Parish of Bishop Norton, in the County of Lincoln.

“42. An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, at Long Riston and Arnold, in the County of York.

“43. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish and Liberties of Pattishall, within the Hamlets of Eascote, Astcote, and Darlescote, in the County of Northampton.

“44. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Hartford, in the County of Huntingdon.

“45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields in the Township of Butterwick, in the Parish of Foxholes, in the haft Riding of the County of York.

“46. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Earls Barton, in the County of Northampton.

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Wedon and Weston, otherwise Wedon Pinkney, otherwise Loys Wedon, in the County of Northampton.

“48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of Watford, and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Murcott, in the Parishes of Watford and Long Buckby, in the County of Northampton.

“49. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Moor or Common, called Elvet Moor, in the Parish of Saint Oswald, in the County Palatine of Durham; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in certain Intercommon Lands, in the said Parish.”

“50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Misterton, in the County of Nottingham.

“51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Ubly, in the County of Somerset.

“52. An Act for naturalizing Jacob Matthias Justus and Theophilus Christian Blanckenhagen.

53. An Act for naturalizing Francis Harrand.

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, (fn. 2) severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet),

”Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Durham Yard &c Embanking Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling certain Persons to enclose and embank Part of the River Thames adjoining to Burham Yard, Salisbury Street, Cecil Street, and Beaufort Buildings, in the County of Middlesex,” 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.”

Moved, “That the said Bill be re-committed.”

Which being objected to;

The Question was put thereupon:

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Wednesday next, and that the Lords be summoned.

Chester Canal Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making a navigable Cut or Canal from the River Dee, within the Liberties of the City of Chester, to or near Middlewich, in the County of Chester, there to join the Canal now making from the River Trent to the River Mersey,” which stands appointed for this Day, be adjourned to Thursday next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that the Petitioners against the Bill may be then heard.

Fitzgerald’s Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for diverting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

E. Chatham against Tothill and Western:

Counsel (according to Order) were called in to be further heard in the Cause, wherein the Right Honourable William Earl of Chatham is Appellant, and William Daw Tothill and Maximilian Western are Respondents:

And the Respondents, Counsel having been heard,

As also, One Counsel for the Appellant by way of Reply:

The Counsel Were directed to withdraw.

Question put to the Judges.

Then the following Question was proposed to be put to the Judges; (videlicet),

Q. Whether, in the Event which has happened, the Devise to the Respondent William Daw Tothill, of the Bank Stock, Exchequer Orders, Leasehold Estates, and Furniture of the Houses, specifically bequeathed, is good and effectual, or void?”

The same was agreed to; and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, having conferred with the Rest of the Judges present, acquainted the House, “That the Judges desired Time to consider of the said Question.”

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be adjourned to this Day Sevennight, and that the Judges do then deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

New Shoreham Electors, incapacitate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to incapacitate John Burnett, Charles Hannington, Thomas Haselgrove, Ralph Moor, Thomas Parsons, Thomas Snook Junior, Thomas Hannington, John Hannington, John Robinson, William Cheeseman, George Browne, John Parsons, John Carl, Frederick Dean, William Dean, Samuel Tuppen, John Sawyers, Thomas Crowter, Thomas, Pockney, Joseph Dedman, John Dean, John Whiting, William Stevens, John Bawcomb, Robert Parker, John Hogsflesh, John Purse, John Dean, Thomas Jennings, John Snook Junior, Richard Tilstone, William Turner, Walter Sawyers, Charles Mitchell, John Jarmand, John Wood, Friend Daniel, William Gratwick, Nathaniel Hillman, Thomas Roberts, John Ashman, William Cooter, Thomas Frost, Michael Smith, Richard Carver, Michael Durrant, Emery Churcher, Walter Broad, Richard Stoneham, James Bennett, Clement Freeman, William Jupp, Thomas Crowter, John Barnard, James Mitchell, James Millar otherwise Miller, William Newnham, Jessery Carver, Randall Button, James Carver, John Martin, John Dedman Senior, William Jennings, William Hards, Thomas Gear, William Rusbridge, Henry Robinson, and Henry Hannington, from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, and for the preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Burnett, Charles Hannington, Thomas Haselgrove, Ralph Moor, Thomas Parsons, Thomas Snook Junior, Thomas Hannington, John Hannington, John Parsons, John Curl, Frederick Deane, William Deane, John Sawyers, Thomas Pockney, Joseph Dedman, John Dean, John Whiting, William Stevens, John Bawcomb, Robert Parker, John Hogsflesh, William Turner, Thomas Jennings, Richard Tilstone, Charles Mitchell, John Jarmand, John Wood, Friend Daniel, William Gratwick, Nathaniel Hihnan, John Ashman, William Cooter, Thomas Frost, Michael Smith, Richard Carver, Michael Durant, Walter Broad, Richard Stoneham, James Bennett, Clement Freeman, William Jupp, John Barnard, James Mitchell, William Newnham, Thomas Crowter, Randall Button, James Carver, John Martin, John Dedman Senior, William Jennings, William Hards, Thomas Gear, William Rusbridge, Henry Robinson, and Henry Hannington, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, “An Act to incapacitate John Burnett, Charles Hannington, Thomas Haselgrove, Ralph Moor, Thomas Parsons, Thomas Snook Junior, Thomas Hannington, John Hannington, John Robinson, William Cheeseman, George Browne, John Parsons, John Curl, Frederick Dean, William Dean, Samuel Tuppen, John Sawyers, Thomas Crowter, Thomas Pockney, Joseph Dedman, John Dean, John Whiting, William Stevens, John Bawcomb, Robert Parker, John Hogsflesh, John Purse, John Dean, Thomas Jennings, John Snook junior, Richard Tilstone, William Turner, Walter Sawyers, Charles Mitchell, John Jarmand, John Wood, Friend Daniel, William Gratwick, Nathaniel Hillman, Thomas Roberts, John Ashman, William Cooter, Thomas Frost, Michael Smith, Richard Carver, Michael Durrant, Emery Churcher, Walter Broad, Richard Stoneham, James Bennett, Clement Freeman, William Jupp, Thomas Crowter, John Barnard, James Mitchell, James Millar otherwise Miller, William Newnham, Jessery Carver, Randall Button, James Carver, John Martin, John Dedman Senior, William Jennings, William Hards, Thomas Gear, William Rusbridge, Henry Robinson, and Henry Hannington, from voting at Elections of Members to serve; in Parliament, and for the preventing Bribery and Corruption la the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, for the Borough of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex;” and praying, “That the same may not pass into a Law; and that they may be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill; and also to offer such Evidence, and produce such Witnesses, as may tend to shew that such Bill ought not to pass into a Law, as desired, upon the Second Reading thereof.

Gunpowder Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for reducing into One Act of Parliament the several Laws relating to the Keeping and Carriage of Gunpowder, and for mere effectually preventing Mischiefs by keeping or carrying Gunpowder in too great Quantities;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wakefield Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and other Publick Passages, within that Part of the Town of Wakefield, in the County of York, which lies within the East End of Westgate Bridge, the South Side of Northgate Bar, the North End of Kirkgate Bridge, (except so much thereof as is repaired by the West Riding of the County of York), and the extreme Part of the Township of Wakefield aforesaid leading from Wrengate towards East Moor; for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

To prohibit the Expoitation of Lne Cattle, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Live Cattle and other Flesh Provisions from Great Britain, for a limited Time.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To morrow.

Liverpoole to Prescott, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts, paired in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpoole to Prescott, and other Roads in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Road from the Causeway at Blacklow Brow to the Causeway leading from Prescott to Liverpoole, and also through Lime Kiln Lane to Ranelagh House, in Liverpoole aforesaid.”

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

Ld President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. ChichesterL. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Paget.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Masham.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Godolphin.
D. Bridgewater.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Ravensworth.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Archer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Lyttelton.
E. Doncaster.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sondes.
E. Rochford.L. Scarsdale,
E. Coventry.L. Boston.
E. Poulet.L. Beaulieu.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.L. Sundridge.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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.

St. Luke’s Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving and keeping in Repair the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, in the Parish of St. Luke, in the County of Middlesex; for removing Obstructions and Annoyances therein; and for widening the Passages at the West End of Chiswell Street, and at the South End of Brick Lane, in the said Parish; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

Trial of Elections, Act to explain, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Trials of controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Besselsleigh, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford through Halfpenny-Lane to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lamborn in the said County of Berks.

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.

Isle of Wight Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act foi establishing a House or Houses of Industry in the Isle of Wight, for the Reception, Maintenance, and Employment, of the Poor belonging to the several Parishes and Places within the said Island.”

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.

Copper Coin Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Copper Coin of this Realm,” which stood appointed for this Day, be adjourned till To-morrow.

Whale Fishery Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act foi " the better Support and Establishment of the Greenland and Whale Fishery,” which stood appointed for this Day, be adjourned till To-morrow.

American Rice Act; to amend, Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for extending like liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, to the Southward of Cape Finisterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia,” which stood appointed for this Day, be adjourned till To-morrow.

Naval Stores, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act giving further Encouragement for the Importation of NaVal Stores; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” so far as relates to the Importation of unmanufactured Wood of the Growth and Product of America; and to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas,” as relates to the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, landed at certain Places therein mentioned,” which stood appointed for this Day, be adjourned till To-morrow.

Scotland Highways Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland,” which stood appointed for this Day, be adjourned till To-morrow.

Caithness Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges, upon the Caithness Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be adjourned to this Day Fortnight.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliament turn continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 30o Aprilis 1771.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Harwich, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, PræsesDs. Le Despencer.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Suffolk, C. P. S.Ds. Abergavenny.
Epus. Glouceseter.Dux Richmond.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Bangor.Dux Grafton.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Exon.Dux Bolton.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Athol.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Portland.Ds. Cadogan,
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Manchester.Ds. King.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Monson.
Dux Bridgewater.Ds. Godolphin.
Dux NorthumberlandDs. Edgecumbe.
March. Rockingham.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Fortescue.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Ravensworth,
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abingdon.Ds. Grantham.
Comes Scarborough.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Lovel & Holland.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Milton.
Comes Loudoun.Ds. Camden.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Digby.
Comes Stair.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Chatham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool to Prescott, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Liverpool to Prescott, and other Roads in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for amending the Road from the Causeway at Blacklow Brow to the Causeway leading from Prescot to Liverpoole; and also through Lime Kiln Lane to Ranelagh House in Liverpoole aforesaid,” 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.”

Besselsleigh, &c Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and widening the Road from Besselsleigh through Wantage to Hungerford, in the County of Berks, and from Wantage to Marlborough, in the County of Wilts, and from the Turnpike Road between Reading and Wallingford, through Halfpenny Lane, to the Old Red House upon Wantage Downs, and from thence to Lamborn in the said County of Berks,” was committed.

Edinburgh Watch, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, the several Streets and other Passages on the South Side of the City of Edinburgh, and for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the same for the future,” was committed.

Gunpowder Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for reducing into One Act of Parliament the several Laws relating to the Keeping and Carriage of Gunpowder, and for more effectually preventing Mischiefs by keeping or carrying Gunpowder in too great Quantities.”

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Wakefield Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, repairing, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and other Publick Passages, within that Part of the Town of Wakefield, in the County of York, which lies within the East End of Westgate Bridge, the South Side of Northgate Bar, the North End of Kirkgate Bridge, (except so much thereof as is repaired by the West Riding of the said County of York), and the extreme Part of the Township of Wakefield aforesaid, leading from Wrengate towards East Moor; for preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Harwich.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Bp. Ely.L. Le Despencer.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Abergavenny.
D. Grafton.L. Bp. Gloucester.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Bangor.L. Clifton.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Craven.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Exeter.L. Boyle.
D. Ancaster.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Trevor.
D. Portland.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Masham.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Cadogan.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Chester.L. King.
D. Bridgewater.L. Monson.
D. Northumberland.L. Godolphin.
M. Rockingham.L. Edgecumbe.
Ld. Steward.L. Sandys.
Ld. Chamberlain.L. Fortescue.
E. Denbigh.L. Ravensworth.
E. Peterborough.L. Ponsonby.
E. Sandwich.L. Hyde.
E. Carlisle.L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster.L. Lyttelton.
E. Litchfield.L. Wycombe.
E. Abingdon.L. Sondes.
E. Scarbrough.L. Grantham.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Poulet.L. Pelham.
E. Abercorn.L. Lovel & Holland.
E. Loudoun.L. Milton.
E. Marchmont.L. Camden.
E. Stair.L. Digby.
E. Rosebery.L. Sundridge.
E. Tankerville.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Pomfret.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Powis.
E. Darlington.
E. Ilchester.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Chatham.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
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.

Brampton en le Morthen Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Brampton en le Morthen, in the West Riding of the 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.

Preston and Stratton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Meadows, Commons, and Downs, in the Parishes of Preston and Stratton, in the County of Gloucester.

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.

Copper Coin Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Copper Coin of this Realm.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

American Rice Act, to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, “An Act for extending like Liberty in the Exportation of Rice from East and West Florida, to the Southward of Cape Finisterre in Europe, as is granted by former Acts of Parliament to Carolina and Georgia.

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Trial of Elections, Act to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to regulate the Trials of controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Scotland Highways Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for widening the Highways in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Naval Stores, &c Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain an Act, made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, “An Act giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” so far as relates to the Importation of unmanufactured Wood of the Growth and Product of America; and to explain so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and regulating the Trade into the Levant Seas,” as relates to the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, landed at certain Places therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:’

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Whale Fishery Bill.

The House (according so Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Support and Establishment of the Greenland and Whale Fishery.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Live Cattle Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Live Cattle and other Flesh Provisions from Great Britain for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Fitzgerald’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for diverting out of the Crown, and to vest in Gerald Fitzgerald of Rathrone, in the County of Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and his Heirs, the Reversion in Fee of and in several Lands in Ireland therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed tc the said Bill, without any Amendment.

New Shoreham Electors, to incapacitate, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to incapacitate John Burnett, Charles Hannington, Thomas Haselgrove, Ralph Moor, Thomas Parsons, Thomas Snook Junior, Thomas Hanningion, John Hannington, John Robinson, William Cheeseman, George Browne, John Parsons, John Curl, Frederick Dean, William Dean, Samuel Tuppen, John Sawyers, Thomas Crowter, Thomas Pockney, Joseph Dedman, John Dean, John Whiting, William Stevens, John Bawcomb, Robert Parker, John Hogsflesh, John Purse, John Dean, Thomas Jennings, John Snook Junior, Richard Tilstone, William Turner, Walter Sawyers Charles Mitchell, John Jarmand, John Wood, Friend Daniel, William Gratwick, Nathaniel Hillman, Thomas Roberts, John Ashman, William Cooter, Thomas Frost, Michael Smith, Richard Carver, Michael Durrant, Emery Churcher, Walter Broad, Richard Stoneham, James Bennett, Clement freeman, William Jupp, Thomas Crowter, John Barnard, James Mitchell, James Millar otherwise Miller, William Newnham, Jessery Carver, Randall Button, James Carver, John Martin, John Dedman Senior, William Jennings, William Hards, Thomas Gear, William Rusbridge, Henry Robinson, and Henry Hannington, from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, and for the preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament, for the Borough of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex;” be printed.

Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money, to be raised by a Lottery,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund, and for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one; and for further appropriating the Supplies, granted in this Session of Parliament for carrying to the Aggregate Fund a Sum of Money which hath arisen by the Two-sevenths Excise; and for enabling the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty’s Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to pay to John Dobson, Owner of the Greenland Ship Lord Molyneux, the Bounty due for the said Ship on the last Year’s Fishery,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Oak Staves &c Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting a Bounty upon the Importation of White Oak Staves and Heading from the British Colonies or Plantations in America,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Isle of Man Harbours Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing, amending, and supporting, the several Harbours and Sea Ports in the Isle of Man,” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were severally read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Minchin’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement dated the Twenty-third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphry Minchin Esquire and George Clive Esquire; and for veiling certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and their Heirs for that Purpose;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Sir Booth Williams’ Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons> by Sir George Yonge and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for veiling the Manor, Capital Messuage, Barton Farm, and Demesne Lands, of Cadhay, situate in Ottery Saint Mary, in the County of Devon, Part df the Settled Estate of Sir Booth Williams Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, 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 which are now subsisting with regard to the said Settled Estate;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Dirs and Glosten’s Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Carsten Dirs and Jacob Glostein;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and D. Portland’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, and their Heirs, several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Southampton, the Estate of the Most Noble William Henry Cavendish Duke of Portland, upon Trust, to sell the same, and to apply the Money to arise by Sale thereof, in Manner therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Theobald’s Bill.

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

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

Haydon Square Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching Haydon Square, the New Square, Haydon Yard, Sheepy Yard, Church Street, Little Church Street, otherwise the Church Passage, Church Court, and Kenton Street, and the Passages therein or leading thereunto, in the Parish of Trinity, otherwise Holy Trinity, in the Minories, in the County of Middlesex, within the Liberty of, His Majesty’s Tower of London; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws, to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing several Laws for the better Regulation of Lastage and Balaftage in the River Thames; for the further Punishment of Persons going armed or disguised, in Defiance of the Laws of Customs or Excise; and for the landing of Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payment of the Duties of Excise; for repealing so much of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled, “An Act for preventing the Carriage of excessive Loads of Meal, Malt, Bricks, and Coals, within Ten Miles of the Cities of London and Westminster,’ as relate to the Carriage of Meal, Malt, and Coals; and for authorizing the Exportation of a limited Quantity of an inferior Sort of Barley, called Bigg, from the Port of Kirkwall, in the Islands of Orkney;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Silk Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue for a further Time an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Wrought Silks and Velvets, for a limited Time; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Silk Manufacture;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message to H. C. respecting that Evidence on which they passed the Bill for incapacitating the Elections for New Suoreham.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons immediately, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

To desire, “That they will communicate to this House the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Bill, intituled, “An Act to incapacitate certain Persons therein named from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and for the preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex.

Motion to expunge Resolution of the House of the 2d Feb. 1770.

The Order of the Day, for the Lords to be summoned, being read,

It was moved, “That the Proceedings of this House, of the 2d of February 1770, be now read:”

The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.

Then it was moved, “That the Resolution of this House of the 2d of February 1770, “That any Resolution of this House directly or indirectly impeaching a Judgement of the House of Commons, in a Matter where their Jurisdiction is competent, final, and conclusive, would be a Violation of the Constitutional Rights of the Commons, tends to make a Breach between the Two Houses of Parliament, and leads to general Confusion,” be expunged.”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate;

The Question was put thereupon;

It was resolved in the Negative.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Commons Answer to Message respecting the Bill for incapacitating the Elections of New Shoreham.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, to desire, “That they will communicate to this House, the Grounds and Evidence upon which they passed the Shoreham Election Bill,” return Answer, “That the Commons, having considered the Message from the Lords, do return for Answer to their Lordships, that the said Bill was grounded on the Evidence given by Hugh Roberts, John Innot, John Pesham, and John Bedding, all of the Borough of New Shoreham, which, in the Opinion of the Commons, did fully make out the Allegations contained in the Bill.”

Shoreham Electors, to incapacitate, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to incapacitate John Burnett, Charles Hannington, Thomas Haselgrove, Ralph Moor, Thomas Parsons, Thomas Snook Junior, Thomas Hannington, John Hannington, John Robinson, William Cheeseman, George Browne, John Parsons, John Curl, Frederick Dean, William Dean, Samuel Tuppen, John Sawyers, Thomas Croicter, Thomas Pockney, Joseph Dedman, John Dean, John Whiting, William Stevens, John Bawcomb, Robert Parker, John Hogsflesh, John Purse, John Dean, Thomas Jennings, John Snosk Junior, Richard Tilstone, William Turner, Walter Sawyers, Charles Mitchell, John Jarmand, John Wood, Friend Daniel, William Gratwick, Nathaniel Hillman, Thomas Roberts, John Ashman, William Cooter, Thomas Frost, Michael Smith, Richard Carver, Michael Durham, Emery Churcher, Walter Broad, Richard Stoneham, James Bennett, Clement Freeman, William Jupp, Thomas Crowter, John Barnard, James Mitchell, James Millar otherwise Miller, William Newnham, Jessery Carver, Randall Button, James Carver, John Martin, John Dedman Senior, William Jennings, William Hards, Thomas Gear, William Rusbridge, Henry Robinson, and Henry Hannington, from voting at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, and for the preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of New Shoreham, in the County of Sussex,” be read a Second Time on Friday next, and that the Lords be summoned; and that Hugh Roberts, John Innot, John Pelham, and John Bedding, of the Borough of New Shoreham, do then attend; and that a Copy of the Bill be delivered to the Persons named in the Bill, or their respective Agents.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, primum diem Maii, jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Sic. Vide p. 160, a. 173, b. and 184, b.
2 Deed in Originali.