House of Lords Journal Volume 33
May 1772, 21-31

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

420-442

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: May 1772, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 420-442. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113566 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Contents

DIE Jovis, 21o Maii 1772.
Message from H C to return Pourtales and Mutter’s Nat. Bill. King present. Bills passed. Moulton Enclosure Bill. Great and Little Stainton, tec. Enclosure Bill. Appleby Enclosure Bill. Letcomb Basset, &c. Enclosure Bill. Wigmore Enclosure Bill. Much Wenlock Enclosure Bill. Tyne Bridge, Bp. of Durham to repair Fait of, Bill Crickhowell, &c. Roads Bill. Kidderminster Small Debts Bill. White Lyon Acie, to extinguish Right of Common, Bill. Royston Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Foretellers, &c. Bill. Penal Law Bill. Navy Oak Timber Bill: Birmingham Chapels Bill. Charlton Enclosure Bill. St. Pancras paving, &c. Bill. Penal Lawi Bill. Forestallers, &c. Bill. Gunpowder Bill. Horned Cattle Bill. Coin Laws, for prosecuting Offender Against, Bill. Scotch Carters, &c. Regulation of, Ball. Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill. St Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 22o Maii 1772.
Panter and another against Attorney General. Causes put off. Russel’s Bill. Charlton Enclosure Bill. Royston Enclosure Bill. Birmingham Chapels, &c. Bill. Horned Cattle Bill. Coin Laws for prosecuting Offenders against, Bill: Scotch Carters, &c. Regulation of, Bill: White Lyon Acre, to extinguish Right of Common, Bill: Tyne Bridge, Bp. Durham to repair Part of, Bill: Appleby Enclosure Bill: Kidderminster small Debts Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Russel’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Wigmore Enclosure Bill: Much Wenlock Enclosure Bill: Moulton Enclosure Bill: Letcomb Basset, &c. Enclosure Bill: Great and Little Stainton, &c. Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Sir Thomas Broughton against Errington et al. Charlton Enclosure Bill: Royston Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Peers Pedigrees reported. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 25o Maii 1772.
Panter and another against His Majesty’s Attorney General. Question to Judges. Judges Opinions delivered. Order affirmed. Messages from H. C. to return Fenwick’s Bill; and Crespigny’s Bill; and L Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill; and the Bank of England Bill; and Lloyd’s Bill; and Bullock’s et Ux. Bill; and Rolle’s Bill. and Minchin’s Bill; and Wall’s Bill. Severn Towing Paths Bill. Message from H. C. to return Cathcart’s Bill; and Pulteney’s Bill; and E. Spencer’s Estate Bill. Redeeming Annuities & Lottery Bill. Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill. Ireland, Trade to, Bill. Isle of Man Fishery Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Stamp Duties Bill. Lazarets Bill. Policies of Assurance, &c. Bill. Tea, Drawback on, &c. Bill. Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill. Bankrutes Bill. Bastard Children, Act to repeal, Bill. Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill. oak Bark Bill. Navy Oak Timber Bill. L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill. Resolution of the 2d of Feb 1770 read, and the Lords to be summoned. Marine Society Bill. Message to H. C. with Amendment; to it. Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of, Bill. Game, better Preservation of, Bill. Penal Laws Bill. Hearing of Cause limited. St. Pancras Paving, &c. Bill. St Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill. Gunpowder Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Adjourn. Die Martis, 26o Maii 1772.
Redeeming Annuities and Lottery Bill Stamp Duties Bill. Tea, Drawback on &c. Bill. Excise, to prevent, frauds to Bill. Ireland Trade to, Bill. Isle of Man Fishery Bill. Lazarets Bill. Bankrupts Bill. Message from H. C. to return D. Devanshire’s Estate Bill. and Barbor’s Bill. and Buckley’s Bill. and Marine Society Bill, with Amendments agreed to; and Perrott’s Bill. Cardington, &c. Road Bill. Message to return Buntings Bill. Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of Bill. Penal Laws Bill. Lady Fitzwilliam’s Estate Bill. Robinson’s will Exemplification Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Navy Oak Timber Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Corn, Importation and Exportation of, to regulate, Bill. Game, better Preservation of, Bill. Bastard children Act to repeal, Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Oak Bark Bill. Stamp Duties on Policies of Assurance, &c. Bill. Lady Jekyll Debt to the Crown, Bill. Severn Towing Paths Bill. Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill. Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 27o Maii 1772.
Sinclair et al, against Sir William Dunbar et al etc con. Oak Bark Bill. Forestallers, &c. Bill. Naturalizing Foreign Protestant, Bill. Redeeming Annuitie and Lottery Bill. Sinking Fund, &c. Bill. Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill. Stamp Duties Bill. Ireland, Trade to, Bill. Lady Fitzwillham’s Estate Bill. Isle of man Fishery Bill. Bankrupts Bill. Lazarets Bill. Tea, Drawback on, &c. Bill. Expirin Laws Bill. Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. Bill. Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill. Cardington, &c. Road Bill. Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill. Robinson’s Exemplification Bill. E Pomfret et Ux against Smith et al. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 28o Maii 1772.
Sinclair et al. against Sir William Dunbar et al. et e con. Interlocutors affirmed. Forestallers &c. Bill. Oak Bark Bill. Severn Towing, Paths Bill. Birmingham Chapels &c. Bill. Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill. Codington, &c. Road Bill. St Pancras paving, &c. Bill. Sinking fund, &c. Bill. Excise, to prevent Frauds, in, Bill. Stamp Duties Bill. Ireland, Trade to, Bill. Lady Fitzwilliam’s Estate Bill. Isle of man Fishery Bill. Bankrupts Bill. Lazarets Bill. Tea Drawback on, &c. Bill. Expiring Laws Bill. Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. Bill. Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill. Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill. Building and Party Walls Regulation of, Bill. Hereford, &c. Roads Bill: Oak Bark Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Two preceding Bill. St. Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill. Adjourn.

DIE Jovis, 21o Maii 1772.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Eliens.Dux Bolton.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Sandwich.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Scarbrough.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Message from H C to return Pourtales and Mutter’s Nat. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Matthezu Ridley and others:

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered them to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. An Act for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Loans or Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.”

“2. An Act for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Justices of Chester and the Great Sessions for the Counties in Wales”

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

Le Roy remercie ses bans Sujets, accepte leur

Benevolence, et ainsi le veult.”

“3. An Act for allowing the Importation of Wheat, Wheat Flour, Rye, Rye Meal, and Indian Corn, into this Kingdom, for a limited Time, free of Duty.”

“4. An Act for allowing the free Importation of Rice into this Kingdom, from any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America, for a limited Time.”

“5. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers, in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or, having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

“6. An Act for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchise Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, in the County of Surrey, and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames, and to sell and exchange certain Lands within the Manors of Richmond and Wimbleton.”

“7. An Act for settling and determining what Parts of the Precinct of the Savoy, in the County of Middlesex, shall be under the Survey of the Court of Exchequer, and what Parts thereof under the Survey of the Duchy of Lancaster.”

“8. An Act for vesting Ely House, in Holborn, in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for applying the Purchase Money, with another Sum therein mentioned, in the purchasing of a Freehold Piece of Ground in Hover Street, and in the building and fitting up another House thereon, for the future Residence of the Bishops of Ely, and the Surplus to the Benefit of the See; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“9. An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Reversion or Remainder in Fee-Simple, now vested in His Majesty, of and in an Annual or Fee-Farm Rent of One hundred and thirteen Pounds, One of the several Fee-Farm Rents granted to the Right Honourable Edward, heretofore Earl of Sandwich, by His late Majesty King Charles the Second, unto the Honourable James Archibald Stuart, and His Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be given by him, or his Heirs, for the same.”

“10. An Act to explain and amend an Ast, paired in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for taking down and removing certain Lighthouses now standing near the Spurn Point, at the Mouth of the Humber; and for erecting other fit and convenient Lighthouses instead thereof.”

“11. An Act for building a temporary Bridge over the River Tyne, between the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the County of Durham.”

“12. An Act for building a Bridge over the River Thames, near the Town of Maidenhead, in the County of Berks.”

“13. An Act to amend an Ast of the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for building a Workhouse in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, within the City of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex”

“14. An Act for completing a Building intended for a new Church or Chapel at Richmond, near Everton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and for other Purposes.”

“15. An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Ast, made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for building a new Parish Church, and declaring the present Parish Church a Chapel; for making a Coemetery or Church-yard; and for building an House for the Use of the Minister of the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex”

“16. An Act for repealing certain Provisions in Two Acts of Parliament, so far as the same relate to repairing the Highways in the Parish of Saint Mery Matfelon, otherwise Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex; and for railing Money for repairing the said Highways.”

“17. An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating the Squares, Streets, Rows, Lanes, Alleys, and other publick Passages and Places, within the Parish of Christ Church, in Middlesex; and for removing Nuisances and Obstructions therefrom, and preventing the like for the future; and for paving and regulating such Parts of Brick Lane as are not within the said Parish.”

“18. An Act for draining and preserving certain Commons, Low Grounds, and Carrs, in the Parish of Market Weighton, and other adjacent Parishes in the Fast Riding of the County of York; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal from Market Weighton to the River Humber”

“19. An Act for repairing and widening the Road leading from the East End of the Bridge across the River Ouze, in Downham Market, to the Queen’s Head; and from the Chequer Inn, in Down-ham Market aforesaid, to the East End of the Two Mile Close, in the Parish of Barton, and towards Watton, to a Place called The Devil’s Ditch, in the County of Norfolk; and for stopping up the Road leading from Stradset, through Barton Layes, towards Watton”

“20. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening Old Street Road, in the Parishes of Saint Luke, and Saint Leonard Shore ditch, in the County of Middlesex.

“21. An Act to explain and amend an Ast of the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, 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 Lambourn, in the said County of Berks”

“22. An Act to continue the Term, and vary the Powers, of so much of an Ast, made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from Sutton Coldfield Common, and several other Roads therein described in the County of Stafford, as relates to the Wolverhampton District of Roads.”

“23. An Act for the better Preservation of the Great Bank of the River Welland from Spalding High Bridge, through Cowbit, Peakill, Crowland, and Peakirk, and for making and keeping in Repair, a Road thereon, and from thence to the Village of Glenton, in the Counties of Lincoln and Northampton.”

“24. An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers, of so much of Two Acts, made in the Twenty sixth and Twenty-seventh Years of King George the Second, for repairing several Roads leading into the City of Glasgow, as relates to that Part of the Road from the City of Glasgow, to the Town of Dumbarton, which leads through the County to the Town of Dumbarton”

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

Le Roy le veult.

“25. An Act for vesting in the Most Noble Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, and his Heirs, the Manor or reputed Manor, and Rectory and Parsonage Appropriate of Potterspury, otherwise Eastpury, in the County of Northampton, (except the Presentation to the Advowson of the Church there), and certain Messuages, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, situate and arising in the same County, the Estate of Robert Brydges Esquire a Lunatic, and for vesting in Thomas Hancox Esquire, and his Heirs, a certain Wood and Wood Land called Darvell, otherwise Dorvell Wood, in the County of Gloucester, also the Estate of the said Lunatic, on Payment by the said Duke and Thomas Hancox of their respective Purchase Money in such Manner and for such Purposes as in the said Ast is mentioned.”

“26. An Act for vesting the legal Estate and Interest of and in certain Freehold Lands at Adderbury, in the County of Oxford, now vested in Charles Townshend Esquire, an Infant Trustee, in the Most Noble Henry Duke of Buccleugh and his Heirs, and in certain Copyhold Lands in Kenneth Mackenzie Esquire, and his Heirs, in Trust for the said Duke and his Heirs.”

“27. An Act to enable the Right Honourable John Earl of Sandwich, and the Honourable John Montagu, commonly called Lord Viscount Hinchinbrook, and the Survivor of them, to grant Leases of the Countess Of Sandwich’s Moiety of Estates in the Counties of A dmagh and Limerick, in the Kingdom of Ireland.”

“28. An Act to empower certain Persons to enfranchise several Customary Lands and Hereditaments, Parcel of the several Manors of Brampton, Farlom, Upper Denton; Nether Denton, Talhn, Irthington, Laversdale, Newby, Askerton, Warton Wood, Troddermarn, Hayton cum. Whitton, Carlatton Castle, Carrock, Cumrew, Blackenthwaite, and Newbiggin, within the Barony or reputed Barony of Gilsland, in the County of Cumberland, late the Estate of Henry Earl of Carlisle deceased, and settled to certain Uses by the Will of the said Henry Earl of Carlisle; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“29. An Act for vesting, in Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, and his Heirs, so much of the Manor or Lordship of Stebunheath, otherwise Stebunhith, otherwise Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, Part of the Estate of the said Sir George Colebrooke, as is limited and settled in and by an Ast of Parliament which passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in Lieu thereof; and also for vesting other Settled Estates of the said Sir George Colebrooke, in the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned.”

“30. An Act to enable Trustees, with the Consent of the Persons claiming under the Will of Edward Shelley Esquire, to cut down and sell Timber, upon the Settled Estates of the said Edward Shelley, in the County of Sussex, and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the Uses of the said Will, and other Purposes.”

“31. An Act to enable the Governors, and Assistants to the said Governors, in the Rule and Government of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods, of the Free Grammar School of Elizabeth Queen of England, in the Town of Asheburne, in the County of Derby, in their Corporate Capacity; and the said Governors and Assistants, as Trustees of Six Almshouses in Asheburne aforesaid, founded and endowed by Christopher Pegg Esquire deceased, to convey certain Lands and Possessions of the said School and Almshouses respectively in the Parishes of Wingerworth and Ashover, in the said County, to Henry Gladwin of Wingerworth, in the said County Esquire, in Exchange for other Lands in the Parish of Brailsford, in the said County, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, to the Uses, and upon the Trusts, therein mentioned.”

“32. An Act for empowering and enabling the Trustees named in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Daniel Danvers Esquire and Mary his Wife, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, or the Heirs of such Survivor, to make Sale of certain Leasehold Estates vested in them, upon divers Trusts mentioned in the said Settlement, and to lay out the Money arising from such Sale in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled in such Manner as the said Leasehold Estates stand settled.”

“33. An Act for vesting a Messuage, with the Appurtenances, in Lothbury, within the City of London, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing another Messuage or Lands to be settled to the like Uses.”

“34. An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of William Halhed Esquire, in the County of Hereford, in Trustees, in Trust to sell and convey the same to James King Esquire, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in Lieu thereof to the same Uses.”

“35. An Act for enabling Henry Blundell Esquire, Tenant for Life under Settlement, to carry into Execution Articles of Agreement between him and the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton for the Exchange of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, comprised in such Settlement for other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments of the said Earl; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“36. An Act to enable the Guardians of the Infant Children of the Honourable Mary Sandys deceased, to make Leases of their Settled Estates in England and Ireland during their respective Minorities.”

“37. An Act to enable the Trustees of the Estate of Henry Smith Esquire deceased, to apply certain Sums of Money to the Relief of his poor Kindred, and to enable the said Trustees to grant Building Leases of an Estate in the Parishes of Kensington, Chelsea, and Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex.”

“38. An Act to empower William Hulton Esquire to charge his Settled Estates in the County of Lancaster, or some Parts thereof, with One thousand two hundred Pounds, and Three thousand Pounds, for the Purposes therein mentioned; and also to grant Leases of certain Parts of his said Estates.”

“39. An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, 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 Freehold Settled Estate.”

“40. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates and Unsettled Estates of John Gardner Kemeys Esquire, in Trustees, in Trust, by Sale or Mortgage, to raise Money to pay off Portions and Debts, and redeem. Annuities charged upon and affecting the same; and for resettling the Remainder thereof, and Lands to be purchased as in the said Ast is directed, to the Uses to which the said Settled Estates do now Hand settled and limited.”

“41. An Act to veil in the Trustees named in the Will of Francis Baffet Esquire deceased, such Powers of leasing and granting Setts of and on the Estates comprised in the Settlement made upon the Marriage of John Pendarves Basset Esquire deceased, as by the said Settlement were given to the Trustees; therein named.”

“42. An Act for vesting Part of the Estates late of Elizabeth Pearce Widow deceased, and William Hall Esquire, otherwise Pearce', her eldest Son, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Positions of her younger Children, and other Incumbrances, and for settling other Part of her Estates to the same Uses, and for other Purposes.”

“43. An Act for making a Partition of divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey, and Middlesex, and in the City of London; and of Four Fifth Parts or Shares of a Plantation in the Island of Barbados, in the West Indies; and of Two Shares in the New River Water Works; and of an annual Rent of One Thousand Pounds, issuing out of the Revenues of the Pod Office, devised by the Will of Thomas Walker Esquire deceased; and also of a Manor and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Gloucester, comprised in the Settlements executed upon the Marriage of Stephen Skynner Esquire deceased; and also of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Surrey, devised by the Will of the said Stephen Skynner between the several Persons entitled to the said Estates, according to their respective Interests therein.”

“44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Parish and Manor of Stoke Prior, in the County of Worcester.”

“45. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and other unenclosed Grounds, within the Township of Would Newton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“46. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Gumley, in the County of Leicester”

“47. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Lands, in the Liberties, Territories, and Precincts, of Astrop, in the Parishes of Kings Sutton and Newbottle, in the County of Northampton”

“48. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, called The Cow Posture, in the Parish of Ackworth, in the County of York.”

“49. An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and draining, the Open Fields, Common Pastures, and Moors or Commons in the Township and Parish of Terrington, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

“50. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Heath, otherwise Hethe, in the County of Oxford; and for exonerating certain Lands belonging to William Fermor Esquire from Tithes and Right of Common.”

“51. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Shilton, in the County of Warwick.”

“52. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Thorpe Achurch, in the County of Northampton”

“53. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Aldwincle, in the County of Northampton”

“54. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Grounds, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places, in the Township of Blockley and Hamlets of Braycot and Paxford, in the Parish of Blockley and County of Worcester”

“55. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, Downs, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Eestleach Tourville, in the County of Gloucester

“56. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of King’s Ripton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“57. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Wing, in the County of Rutland.”

“58. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen, and certain other Commonable Places and Open Fields, within the Parish of Kirton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln.”

“59. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen, Open Fields, and certain other Commonable Places, belonging to and in the Parish of Wigtoft, in the County of Lincoln”

“60. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fen, Common Marsh, and other Commonable Places, within the Parish of Sutterton, in the County of Lincoln.”

“61. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common called Hamsteels Moor, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham”

“62. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Laneham, in the County of Nottingham”

“63. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Collier Esquire with Christiana Gwynn his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“64. An Act for naturalizing Frederick Cazenove.”

“65. An Act for naturalizing Paul Pourtales and Francis Gabriel Charles Mutter”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire:

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned, during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Moulton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth 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, Common Grounds, Heath and Wafte Grounds, in the Parish of Moulton, 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.”

Great and Little Stainton, tec. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and Open and Common Fields, within the Townships or Hamlets of Great and Little Stainton, Newbiggin, and Great Blencow, in the Barony of Greystock, in the County of Cumberland” was committed.

Appleby 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 certain Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland” was committed.

Letcomb Basset, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, and Commonable Lands, in the several Parishes of Leicomb Basset, otherwise Upper Letcomb, and Childrey, in the County of Berks,” was committed.

Wigmore Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, dividing, allotting, and improving, certain Common Woods and Moor Lands, within the Borough and Parish of Wigmore, in the County of Hereford” was committed.

Much Wenlock 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 certain Open Parcels of Arable and Pasture Grounds, in the Manor of Much Wenlock, otherwise Wenlock Magna, otherwise Great Wenlock, in the County of Salop, was committed.

Tyne Bridge, Bp. of Durham to repair Fait of, Bill

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Durham and his Successors, to raise a competent Sum of Money, to be applied for the repairing, improving, or rebuilding, such Part of Tyne Bridge as belongs to the See of Durham,” 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.”

Crickhowell, &c. Roads Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and altering, the Roads leading from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Hands beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Road between the City of Hereford and Ross; and from a Place called The Lower Cross Ways, in the Parish of Saint Maughan’s, to the Town of Grosmount, in the County of Monmouth; and from a Smith’s Shop at Stanton, in the Parish of Llanvthangell, to Chapel a Fine, in the same County; and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Welsh Newton, in the County of Hereford, to Ponttanast, in the Parish of Cluddock, in the said County,” was committed.

Kidderminster Small Debts Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Borough and Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester,” was committed.

White Lyon Acie, to extinguish Right of Common, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extinguish the Right of Common upon an Acre of Ground called White Lyon or Hangman’s Acre, in Saint George’s Fields, in the County of Surrey,” 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.”

Royston Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors, within the Township of Roystan, in the County of York,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Foretellers, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators, and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Penal Law Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal several Acts of Parliament, so far as the same inflict Capital Punishments for certain Offences;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navy Oak Timber Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually securing a Quantity of Oak Timber for the Use of the Royal Navy;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Birmingham Chapels Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham in the County of Warwick;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Charlton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Charlton, in the Parishes of Newbottle and King’s Sutton, or One of them, 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. Willoughby Par.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Cadogan.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Ely.L. Edgecumbe.
E. WestmorlandL. Bp. Norwich.L. Ravensworth.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Hyde.
E. Litchfield.L. Bp. Chester.L. Walpole.
E. Scarborough.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Radnor.
V. Hereford.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

St. Pancras paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching the Streets and other publick Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse, such Part of the said Road as is therein described;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Penal Lawi Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal several Acts of Parliament, so far as the same inflict Capital Punishments for certain Offences,” be printed.

Forestallers, &c. Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators, and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts,” be printed.

Gunpowder Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Making, Keeping, and Carriage of Gunpowder, within Great Britain, and to repeal the Laws heretofore made for any of those Purposes:”

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.”

Horned Cattle Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain

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.”

Coin Laws, for prosecuting Offender Against, Bill.

The House(according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords Commissioners, of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned for the Expences of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy, over and above the Sum yearly allowed for that Service.”

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.”

Scotch Carters, &c. Regulation of, Ball.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, and loaded Horses, and for removing Obstructions and Nuisances upon the Streets and Highways, within 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.”

Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious, and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding, and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes, and for limiting Actions upon Bills and promissory Notes in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received on this Day Sevennight.

St Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex, and for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places within the same, and for removing Annoyances therefrom, and for making the Communication between Charter-house Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 22o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Richmond.Ds. Ravensworth.
Conies Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Camden.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Panter and another against Attorney General.

After hearing counsel in Part in the Cause wherein William Panter and another are Appellants, and His Majesty’s Attorney General is Respondent:

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put of till Wednesday next, and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Russel’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in William Russel and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement; and for settling other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said William Russel, in the County of Warwick, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for other the purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the 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.

Charlton 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, and Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Charlton, in the Parishes of Newbottle and King’s Sutton, or One of them, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Royston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors, within the Township of Royston, in the County of York,” was committed.

Birmingham Chapels, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick.”

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

D. Richmond.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Clifton.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Ravensworth.
E. Doncaster.L. Walpole.
E. Rochford.L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Loudoun.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Kerr.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Wentworth.

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

Horned Cattle Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coin Laws for prosecuting Offenders against, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to order and allow, out of the Money arising by the Coinage Duty, a certain Sum therein mentioned for the Expences of prosecuting Offenders against the Laws relating to the Coin in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy, over and above the, Sum yearly allowed for that Service.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Carters, &c. Regulation of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Carters, Carriages, and loaded Horses; and for removing Obstructions and Nuisances upon the Streets and Highways within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

White Lyon Acre, to extinguish Right of Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extinguish the Right of Common upon an Acre of Ground called White Lyon or Hangman’s Acre, in Saint George’s Fields, in the County of Surrey.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tyne Bridge, Bp. Durham to repair Part of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lord Bishop of Durham, and his Successors, to raise a competent Sum of Money to be applied for the repairing, improving, or rebuilding, such Part of Tyne Bridge as belongs to the See of Durham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Appleby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and waste Grounds, within the Manor of Appleby, in the County of Westmorland”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kidderminster small Debts Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough and Foreign of Kidderminster, in the Parish of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Russel’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in William Russel, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Worcester, comprised in his Marriage Settlement, discharged from the Uses of the said Settlement; and for settling other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of the said William Russel, in the County of Warwick, of greater Value, in lieu thereof; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Wigmore Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enclosing, dividing, allotting, and improving certain Common Woods and Moor Lands, within the Borough and Parish of Wigmore, in the County of Hereford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Much Wenlock Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Parcels of Arable and Pasture Grounds, in the Manor of Much Venlock. otherwise Wenlock Magna, otherwise Great Wenlock, in the County of Salop.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Moulton 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, Heath and waste Grounds, in the Parish of Moulton, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Letcomb Basset, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and allotting the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Downs, and Commonable Lands, in the several Parishes of Letcomb Basset, otherwise Upper Letcomb, and Childrey, in the County of Berks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great and Little Stainton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and waste Grounds, and Open and Common Fields, within the Townships or Hamlets of Great and Little Stainton, Newbiggin and Great Blencow, in the Barony of Greystock, in the County of Cumberland”

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Sir Thomas Broughton against Errington et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 28th of January 1772, and praying, “That the same may be reversed, and the Respondent’s Bill dismissed, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Henry Errington Esquire and Mary his Wife, Thomas Hill Esquire, Delves Broughton an Infant, by Charlotte Wicker his Grandmother and Guardian, Edward Kynaston Esquire, Humphry Mackworth Praed Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Charles Shrimpton, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Henry Errington Esquire and Mary his Wife, Thomas Hill Esquire, Delves Broughton an Infant, by Charlotte Wicker his Grandmother and Guardian, Edward Kynaston Esquire, Humphry Mackworth Praed Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Charles Shrimpton may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 5th Day of June next.

Charlton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, of and within the Hamlet and Liberties of Charlton, in the Parishes of Newbottle and King’s Sutton, or One of them, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Royston Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Moors within the Township of Royston, 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 Two preceding Bills.

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

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

Peers Pedigrees reported.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, “That the Committee had met and considered of the Pedigrees of John Earl of Westmorland, Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, and Robert Earl of Northington, and examined Mr. Bigland Herald upon Oath, in relation thereto, at the Bar, who fully verified the same, together with the Proofs thereof, and that the said Peers have respectively signed and certified the same to be true to the best of their Knowledge, Information, and Belief, upon their Honour, pursuant to the Orders of this House.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 25o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Richmond.Ds. Ravensworth.
Dux Bolton.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Panter and another against His Majesty’s Attorney General.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be further heard in the Cause wherein William Panter and another are Appellants, and His Majesty’s Attorney General is Respondent.

And the Respondent’s Counsel having been heard:

As also One Counsel for the Appellants by Way of Reply:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question to Judges.

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

At what Time shall the Statute of the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, intituled, (An Act for discontinuing the Duties on Logwood exported; for taking off the Duties on Succus Liquoritiœ imported, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof;” for explaining such Parts of Two Acts made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Queen Anne, as relate to certain Duties on Silks, printed, painted, or stained, in Great Britain; for granting a Duty upon the Exportation of such Rice as shall have been imported, Duty free, in pursuance of an Act made in this Session of Parliament; and for more effectually preventing the Wear of Foreign Lace and Needle Work, which are prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom),” be deemed to commence as to the Duty laid thereby upon the Exportation of such Rice as was imported, Duty free, in pursuance of an Act made in the same Session of Parliament?”

Judges Opinions delivered.

“Whereupon, The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas having conferred with the Rest of the Judges present, delivered their unanimous Opinion, That the said Statute commenced on the First Day of the Session.”

Whereupon, The following Order and Judgement was made:

After hearing Counsel as well on Friday last as this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of William Panter and William Turner; complaining of an Order of the Court of Exchequer, of the 5th of July 1771; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, and the Information dismissed, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of His Majesty’s Attorney General, for and on the Behalf of His Majesty, put in to the said Appeal; and after hearing the unanimous Opinion of the Judges present this Day, upon a Question of Law put to them; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed.

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

Messages from H. C. to return Fenwick’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest in Trustees, to be sold, certain Estates in the Counties of York, Westmorland, and Lancaster, which belonged to Ann Fenwick Widow before her Intermarriage, and for the Relief of the said Ann Fenwick, in such Manner as in the said Act is mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Crespigny’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Astley and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Freehold and Copyhold Hereditaments in Weeting, in the County of Norfolk, Part of the Settled Estate of Philip Champion Crespigny Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said premises in Meeting now stand limited;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and L Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrrence.

and the Bank of England Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest certain Estates belonging to the Drapers Company of the City of London, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, freed and discharged from certain Charities to which the same are subject, and vesting other Estates belonging to the said Governor and Company of the Bank in the said Company of Drapers, subject to the before mentioned Charities;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lloyd’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to vest in Walter Lloyd Esquire and others, a small Quantity of Ground, Parcel of the Glebe of the Rectory of Manerdivy, in the County of Pembroke, in Consideration of a certain yearly Rent thereby secured; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

and Bullock’s et Ux. Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and premises, in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr and Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, Part of the Settled Estate of John Bullock Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, and for laying out the Money arising by Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Rolle’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Rolle Esquire and Judith Maria Walrond Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities;” and to acquaint this House, that they, have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and 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 vesting the Settled Estates of Humphry Minchin Esquire, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to sell the same, and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates in that Part of Great Britain called England or in the Principality of Wales, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Wall’s Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Vincent and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in Trustees, certain Estates situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and invest the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to such of the Uses of the Will of William Wall deceased, as are now subsisting;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Severn Towing Paths Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act, for making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called The Meadow Whars at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Cathcart’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Innerleith, lying in the County of Edinburgh, and of One undivided Fourth Part of the Lands of Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, being Parts of the entailed Estate of Colonel James Cathcart deceased, and for purchasing other Lands and Estates to be settled in Lieu thereof, upon the same Persons and to the like Uses and Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Pulteney’s Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Advocate for Scotland and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for giving further Powers to the Trustees named in a certain Act of Parliament, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to empower the Trustees of the Will of the late General Pulteney, and other Trustees appointed by this Act, to purchase and exchange Lands and Grounds in the Manor of Bathwick, in the County of Somerset, for the Purpose of making certain Roads and Ways to and from a free Bridge by them intended to be built over the River Avon in the said County; and also to empower the Persons in Possession of the said Estate for the Time being, under the said Will, to grant Leases of certain Lands and Houses in the said Manor; and likewise to enable the said Trustees to grant certain Grounds and Springs of Water within the said Manor of Bathwick, to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Bath, and for extending the Jurisdiction of the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens, over Part of the said Manor of Bathwick, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for enlarging the Powers of Leasing given by the said Act to the Persons therein named, and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and E. Spencer’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tithes, Rents, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer, comprised in and settled by the last Will and Testament and Codicil thereto of the Most Noble Sarah late Duchess Dowager of Marlborough deceased, and by certain Conveyances executed in pursuance thereof, from the Uses and Trusts declared by the said Will, Codicil, and Conveyances, and for settling other Manors, Rectories, Advowsons, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, 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.

Redeeming Annuities & Lottery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned, and for establishing a Lottery;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ireland, Trade to, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Isle of Man Fishery Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man, and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy one;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British made Gunpowder to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth; and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies directly into Foreign Parts in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Offices of the Customs and Naval Officers in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stamp Duties Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lazarets Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Policies of Assurance, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made, in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs,” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tea, Drawback on, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America; for allowing the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland; for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations, into the Ports of Bristol Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London which have been sent into the Country for Sale;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the Use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bankrutes Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain Cases, from their Imprisonment;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bastard Children, Act to repeal, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, paired in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, “An Act to prevent the destroying and murdering of Bastard Children, and for more effectually preventing the Concealment of the Deaths of such Children;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road near Ropley, in the County of Southampton;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

oak Bark Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of oak Bark when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navy Oak Timber Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually securing a Quantity of Oak Timber for the Use of the Royal Navy.”

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.

L. Willoughby de Broke’s Estate Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Commons, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manor of East Lavant, and divers Messuages and Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Sussex, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Mary late Countess Dowager of Derby deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Resolution of the 2d of Feb 1770 read, and the Lords to be summoned.

Moved, “That the Resolution of this House, of the 2d of February 1770, be now read.”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet),

Resolved, 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.”

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned for Wednesday Sevennight, in order to take into Consideration the said Resolution.

Marine Society Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society commonly called The Marine Society, and their Successors, to be elected as therein is mentioned; and for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs.”

Then the following Amendments were proposed to be made to the said Bill:

Press. 4. L. 36. Leave out [“Six”] and insert [“Seven”].

Pr. 14. L. 40. Leave out [“as aforesaid”] and insert [“to the Sea Service”].

Pr. 15. L. 1. After [“Apprenticeships”] insert [“not being for a less Time than Four Years”].

The same were agreed to.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendment; 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.

Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn,” be read a Second Time To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Game, better Preservation of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England,” be read a Second Time To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Penal Laws Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal several Acts of Parliament, so far as the same inflict Capital Punishments for certain Offences,” be read a Second Time To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Hearing of Cause limited.

Ordered, That this House will hear no more Causes, during this Session of Parliament, after that which Hands for Wednesday next, wherein John Sinclair Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Dunbar and others are Respondents, et e contra.

St. Pancras Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching, the Streets and other Publick Places, within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Road; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road, to pave, repair, and cleanse such Part of the said Road as is therein described.”

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

D. Richmond.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Litch & Cov.L. Ravensworth.
E. Denbigh.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
V. Montague.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

St Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places, within the same; and for removing Annoyances therefrom; and for making the Communication between Charter-house Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient.”

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.

Gunpowder Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Making, Keeping, and Carriage, of Gunpowder, within Great Britain, and to repeal the Laws heretofore made for any of those Purposes.”

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 the former Messengers:

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 26o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Elien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Norvicen.Comes. Gower, Præses.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Richmond.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Bolton.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Dorset.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Carlisle.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Redeeming Annuities and Lottery Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

Stamp Duties Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.”

Tea, Drawback on &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the Customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland; for continuing the Bounty of the Exportation of British-madeCordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of Bristol, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath and grant the Certificate required by Law upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.”

Excise, to prevent, frauds to Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise, with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.”

Ireland Trade to, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland.”

Isle of Man Fishery Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man; and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

Lazarets Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.”

Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts; and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain cases, from their Imprisonment.”

Message from H. C. to return D. Devanshire’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Most Noble William Duke of Devonshire to grant Reversionary Leases of his Leasehold Estate in the Parish of Saint James Westminster, in the County of Middlesex;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Barbor’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for reinvesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate and being, in the County of Stafford late the Estate of Robert Barbor Esquire deceased, in the several Persons now in being, and for such Estates as they are severally entitled under the Will of the said Robert Barbor; and for enabling James Mayo and chorles Mayo to join in such Conveyances as shall be necessary for those Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Buckley’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower James Batson and Edward Buckley Batson Esquires, Testamentary Guardians of the Person and Estate of Edward Very Buckley an Infant, to grant Leases of the Estate of Very Buckley Esquire deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Marine Society Bill, with Amendments agreed to;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society, commonly called The Marine Society, and their Successors, to be elected as therein is mentioned; and for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful Designs;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Perrott’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Message called Highfield House, and divers Lands, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Gloucester, the Settled Estates of Benjamin Jason perrott Esquire in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed as therein mentioned; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cardington, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road near Temsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message to return Buntings Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates late of Edmund Bunting, Elizabeth Bunting, and Tomlinson Bunting deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money, to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, in Payment of the Debts, Incumbrances, and Legacies, charged upon and affecting the same, and other the Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire, within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places; and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto, into One Act; and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Penal Laws Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal several Acts of Parliament, so far as the same inflict Capital Punishments for certain Offences;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, “To commit the Bill for this Day Two Months.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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 this Day Two Months.

Lady Fitzwilliam’s Estate Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surrey, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown; and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments, at Richmond aforesaid, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, as a Part of the Compensation for the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Robinson’s will Exemplification Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enrolling in the Court of Chancery in Great Britain, an Exemplification of the Will of Christopher Robinson, late of the Colony of Virginia in America deceased, to be made under the Provincial Seal of the said Colony, and for making Copies of such Enrollment Evidence in Great Britain; for enfranchising certain Copyhold Estates late the Property of the said Christopher Robinson, in the County of York, and for making Satisfaction to the Prebendary of Dumington for the same; and for other Purposes;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sinking Fund, &c. 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-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Navy Oak Timber 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 securing a Quantity of Oak Timber for the Use of the Royal Navy.”

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.”

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually securing a Quantity of Oak Timber for the use of the Royal Navy.”

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. Harris:

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

Corn, Importation and Exportation of, to regulate, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second 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 on Monday next.

Game, better Preservation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for better Preservation of the Game within that Part of Great Britain called England;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second 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 on Monday next.

Bastard children Act to repeal, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, An Act to prevent the destroying and murdering of Bastard Children; and for more effectually preventing the Concealment of the Deaths of such Children.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Expiring Laws Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies directly into Foreign Parts in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the customs, and Naval Officers, in America:”

Oak Bark Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time.”

Stamp Duties on Policies of Assurance, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Mejesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance, and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs,” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.”

Lady Jekyll Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.”

Severn Towing Paths Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and keeping in Repair a Road or Passage for Horses on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called the Meadow Whars Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road near Ropley, in the County of Southampton.

Buildings and Party Walls, Regulation of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings, and Party Walls, within the Cities of London and Westminster and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places; and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto into One Act, and for other Purposes,” be printed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 27o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Gower Præses.Ds. Walpole.
Dux Richmond.Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Devonshire.Ds. Sondes.
Dux Portland.Ds. Camden.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair et al, against Sir William Dunbar et al etc con.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Sinclair Esquire and others are Appellants, and Sir William Dunbar Baronet and others are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Oak Bark Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, 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.

Forestallers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned, against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators; and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts.”

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.

Naturalizing Foreign Protestant, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to explain a Clause in An Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants, which relates to the Children of the natural born Subjects of the Crown of England, or of Great Britain” be read a Second Time on Monday next and that the Lords be summoned.

Redeeming Annuitie and Lottery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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.

Sinking Fund, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders, and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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.

Excise, to prevent Frauds in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise, with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.”

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.

Stamp Duties Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.”

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.

Ireland, Trade to, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland”

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.

Lady Fitzwillham’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surrey, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown; and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments at Richmond aforesaid in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, as a Part of the Compensation for the same; 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:

Isle of man Fishery Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the Coasts of the Isle of Man; and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery, in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

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.

Bankrupts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue An Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act to prevent, the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, and, for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain Cases, from their Imprisonment.”

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.

Lazarets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.”

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.

Tea, Drawback on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the customs. upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland; for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made. Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of Bristol, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven, for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.”

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.

Expirin Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth to the granting a Liberty to cairy Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture, of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts, in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the Customs and Naval Officers in America.”

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

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

Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance; and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs;” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.”

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

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

Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road, near Ropley in the County of Southampton.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Chester.L. Ponsonby.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Walpole.
D. Devonshire.L. Mansfield.
D. Portland.L. Sondes.
E. Scarbrough.L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Ilchester.
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.

Cardington, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile-stone, in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road, near Temsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford.”

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.

Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty for the use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.”

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.

Robinson’s Exemplification Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enrolling iu the Court of Chancery in Great Britain, an Exemplification of the Will of Christopher Robinson, late of the Colony of Virginia in America deceased, to be made under the Provincial Seal of the said Colony; and for making Copies of such Enrollment Evidence in Great Britain; for enfranchising certain Copyhold Estates late the Property of the said Christopher Robinson, in the County of York, and for making Satisfaction to the Prebendary of Dunnington for the same; and for other Purposes.”

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

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

E Pomfret et Ux against Smith et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable George Earl of Pomfret and Anna Maria Countess of Pomfret his Wife, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery, of the 21st of this instant May; and praying, “That the same may be discharged, and that a Verdict obtained at York Summer Assizes in the Year 1770, upon an Action of Trover brought by Thomas Smith, Leonard Hartley, John Parke, and Ralph Parke, may be set aside, or that the Plaintiffs may be restrained from giving the said Verdict in Evidence upon any Action of Law which shall be brought by the Petitioners, pursuant to the Order made in these Causes on the 18th of March 1771; and that Thomas Smith, Leonard Hartley, John Parke, and Ralph Parke, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Smith, Leonard Hartley, John Parke, and Ralph Parke, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 10th Day of June next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis lie decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 28o Maii 1772.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Richmond.Ds. Walpole.
Dux Devonshire.Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Portland.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Albemarle.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Sinclair et al. against Sir William Dunbar et al. et e con.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Original Petition and Appeal of John Sinclair Esquire of Freswick, Sheriff Depute of the County of Caithness, and of John Macbeath Servant to the said John Sinclair Esquire, and William Thomson Skipper of a Boat at Dunbeath, Tenant to the said John Sinclair Esquire, complaining of Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 30th of June and 2d of August 1770; and also of an Interlocutor of the 31st of January 1771; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” and likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs Baronet, James Sinclair of Duran, Captain Thomas Dunbar late of Westfield, and Robert Sutherland of Langwell, Justices of the Peace of the County of Caithness, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of June, 3d of July, and 11th of August 1767; of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 6th of August 1767, the 30th of June 1770, the 31st of January and 14th of February 1771; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs Baronet, James Sinclair of Duran, Captain Thomas Dunlfar late of Westfield, and Robert Sutherland of Langwell, Justices of the Peace of the County of Caithness, put in to the said Original Appeal; and the Answer of John Sinclair of Freswick Esquire, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in these Causes:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Original and Cross Appeals be, and the same are hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Forestallers &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing several Laws therein mentioned against Badgers, Engrossers, Forestallers, and Regrators; and for indemnifying Persons against Prosecutions for Offences committed against the said Acts.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Oak Bark Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Severn Towing, Paths Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and keeping in Repair a Road or passage for Horses on the Banks of the River Severn, between Bewdley Bridge and a Place called The Meadow Whars at Coalbrookdale, for haling and drawing Vessels along the said River; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

D. Richmond.L. Bp. Ely.L. Edgecumbe.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Walpole.
D. Portland.L. Mansfield.
E. Albemarle.L. Sondes.
E. Abercorn.L. Beaulieu.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Northington.
V. Weymouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Birmingham Chapels &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the Alton Turnpike Road near Ropley, in the County of Southampton,” was committed.

Codington, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Forty-eighth Mile Stone, in the Parish of Cardington, in the present Turnpike Road between Hitchin and Bedford, to Great Barford Bridge; and for continuing a Road from thence to the Great Northern Road near Temsford Bridge; in the County of Bedford” was committed.

St Pancras paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering, and watching, the Streets and other Public Places within such Part of the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex, as lies on the West Side of Tottenham Court Rood; and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for obliging the Trustees for the Care of the said Road to pave, repair, and cleanse, such Part of the said Road as is therein described,” was committed.

Redeeming Annuities an Lottery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for redeeming One million five hundred thousand Pounds of the Capital Stocks of Three Pounds per Centum Annuities, in the Manner and on the Terms therein, mentioned; and for establishing a Lottery.”

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.”

Sinking fund, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the 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-two; and for further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, Certificates, Receipts, Annuity Orders; and other Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed.”

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.”

Excise, to prevent Frauds, in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Revenues of Excise, with respect to Tea, Soap, Low Wines, and Spirits.”

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;”

Stamp Duties Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual preventing of Frauds in the Stamp Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, Paper, and Cards.”

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.”

Ireland, Trade to, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the Trade carried on between Great Britain and Ireland.”

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.”

Lady Fitzwilliam’s Estate Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, in the County of Surrey, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown; and for vesting the Freehold and Inheritance of certain Leasehold and Copyhold Hereditaments at Richmond aforesaid, in Trustees and their Heirs, in Trust for the said Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, as a Part of the Compensation for the same; 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,”

Isle of man Fishery Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon, the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the coasts of the Isle of Man; and for obviating a Doubt which has arisen with respect to the allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the Year One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one.”

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.”

Bankrupts Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act so continue an Act, made in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act to prevent the committing of Frauds by Bankrupts, and for making Provision for discharging Bankrupts, in certain cases, from their Imprisonment.”

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.”

Lazarets 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 so much of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the Establishment of Lazarets.”

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.”

Tea Drawback on, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for granting a Drawback of Part of the customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America; for altering the Drawback upon Foreign Sugars exported from Great Britain to Ireland, for continuing the Bounty on the Exportation of British-made Cordage; for allowing the Importation of Rice from the British Plantations into the Ports of Bristol, Liverpoole, Lancaster, and Whitehaven, for immediate Exportation to Foreign Parts; and to empower the Chief Magistrate of any Corporation to administer the Oath, and grant the Certificate required by Law, upon the Removal of certain Goods to London, which have been sent into the Country for Sale.”

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.”

Expiring Laws Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue several Laws relating to the Allowance upon the Exportation of British-made Gunpowder; to the giving further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores from the British Colonies in America; to the further encouraging the Manufacture of British Sail Cloth, and to the Duties payable on Foreign Sail Cloth; to the granting a Liberty to carry Sugars of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any of His Majesty’s Sugar Colonies, directly into Foreign Parts in Ships built in Great Britain, and navigated according to Law; to the free Importation of Cattle from Ireland; and to the regulating the Fees of Officers of the customs and Naval Officers in America”

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.”

Policies of Assurance, for altering Stamp Duties on, &c. 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 Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for altering the Stamp Duties upon Policies of Assurance, and for reducing the Allowance to be made in respect of the Prompt Payment of the Stamp Duties on Licences for retailing Beer, Ale, and other Exciseable Liquors; and for explaining and amending several Acts of Parliament relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs,” so far as the same relates to Hackney Coaches.”

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.”

Lady Jekyll’s Debt to the Crown, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty, for the use of the Sinking Fund, upon Payment of the same into the Exchequer.”

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.”

Insolvent Debtors in Scotland Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering the Payment of the Creditors of Insolvent Debtors more equal and expeditious, and for regulating the Diligence of the Law by Arrestment and Poinding; and for extending the Privilege of Bills to Promissory Notes; and for limiting Actions upon Bills and Promissory Notes in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.”

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet),

Press 5. Line 17. Leave out from the Word [the] to the Word [“intimating”], in the 22d Line of the same press, and, instead thereof, insert [“Public Paper to be appointed as is herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 7. L. 19. Leave out from the Word [“Advertisement”] to the Word [“requiring”], in the 23d Line of the same press, and, instead thereof, insert [“as is herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 9. L. 1. Leave out from the Word [“Advertisement”] to the Word [“notifying”], in the 5th Line of the same press, and, instead thereof, insert [“as is herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 10. L. 21. Leave out from the Word [“Manner”] to the Word [“and”] in the next Line, and, instead thereof, insert [“herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 11. L. 8. Leave out [“aforesaid”], and insert [“herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 13. L. 28. Leave out from the Word [“Advertisement”] to the Word [“as”], in the 31st Line of the same press.

Pr. 14. L. 22. After the Word [“Manner”], leave out[“before directed”], and, instead thereof, insert [“herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 14. L. 29. Leave out [“before directed”], and, instead thereof, insert [“herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 22. L. 3. After [“Manner”], leave out [“before directed”], and, instead thereof, insert [“herein-after mentioned”].

Pr. 23. L. 38. Leave out from the Word [“Advertisement”] to the Word [“which”], in the 43d Line of the same press.

Pr. 23. L. 44. Leave out from the Word [“least”] to the Word [“Forty”], in press 24, Line 1.

Pr. 24. L. 3. Leave out [“containing”], and, instead thereof, insert [“contain”].

Pr. 24. L. 26. After [“appointed”] insert [“Clause A: And be it further enacted, That, for the Purpose of carrying this Act more effectually into Execution, the Court of Session shall be, and hereby is authorized and required to appoint, from Time to Time, One Publick Paper printed at Edinburgh, wherein may and shall be inserted all such Advertisements as are herein-before directed to be published”].

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were, severally, agreed to by the House.

Building and Party Walls Regulation of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation of Buildings and Party Walls within the Cities of London and Westminster> and the Liberties thereof, and other the Parishes, Precincts, and Places, in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Parishes of Saint Mary le Bone and Paddington, Saint Pancras, and Saint Luke at Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex; and for the better preventing of Mischiefs by Fire within the said Cities, Liberties, Parishes, Precincts, and Places; and for amending and reducing the Laws relating thereto into One Act; and for other Purposes.”

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 Tuesday next.

Hereford, &c. Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and altering, the Roads leading from Crickhowell, in the County of Brecon, to the Cross Hands, beyond New Inn, in the Turnpike Road between the City of Hereford and Ross; and from a Place called The Lower cross Ways, in the Parish of Saint Maughan’s, to the Town of Grosmount, in the County of Monmouth; and from a Smith’s Shop at Stanton, in the Parish of Llanvihangel, to Chapel a Fine, in the same County; and from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Welsh Newton, in the County of Hereford, to Ponttanast, in the Parish of Cluddock, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oak Bark Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark, when the Price of such Bark shall exceed a certain Rate, for a limited Time.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Two preceding Bill.

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

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

St. Sepulchre’s Poor and Paving, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre which is in the County of Middlesex; and for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, Alleys, Courts, Yards, and Open Passages and Places, within the same; and for removing Annoyances therefrom; and for making the Communication between Charter-house Square and Saint John Street, through Charter-house Lane, more convenient, 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.”

Adjourn.

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