House of Lords Journal Volume 33
March 1773, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: March 1773, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 544-565. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113579 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11o Martii 1773.
Sir Gilbert Elliot et al. against Sir Henry Seton et al. E. Fife et al. against Sir Ludovick Grant and Grant: Interlocutors reversed. Upwell, &c. Drainage Bill. Franell takes the Oaths for his Naturalization. Henley’s Bill: Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it. Message from H. C. to return Sir Charles Cock’s Estate Bill. Coxhill Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Foreign Protestants Bill. Hemming’s et Ux Bill. Charteris et al. Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Bernald’s Bill: Whichcot’s Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Arkendale Enclosure Bill: Market Weighton with Shipton Enclosure Bill: Upton Enclosure Bill: St. Martin’s Birmingham, Rector of, Bill: Newark, &c. Road Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Five preceding Bills. Greene’s Divorce Bill. Montgomery, &c. Road Bill. Franel’s Nat. Bill. Smith’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Theobald’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Blake against Perrin and Vaughan; Writ of Error: Sir Gilbert Elliot et al. against Sir Henry Seton et al. Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill. Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill. Peterborough &c. Roads Bill. Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill. Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 12o Martii 1773.
Magistrates of Rutherglen against Cullen et al. Judgement. Bourton and Clapton on the Hill enclosure Bill. Churchill Common Enclosure Bill. Isle of Ely, &c. Drainage &c. Bill. Beuzeville’s Nat. Bill. Franel’s Nat. Bill. Cade’s Divorce Bill. Hemmings et Ux. Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Upwell, &c. Drainage Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. M’Cullochs, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Hudson’s Bill. Criminal Laws Bill. Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill. Montgomery, &c. Road Bill. Henley’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Smith’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Theobald’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with. Hornby and Tatham Manors Bill. Coxhill Enclosure Bill. East Hiddon Enclosure Bill, the King Consent signified to it: and to Coxhill Enclosure Bill. Causes put off. Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill. Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill. Peterborough; &c. Road Bill. Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill. Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 15o Martii 1773.
Coxhill Enclosure Bill. Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill. Parish Poor Annuities Bill. Churchill Common Enclosure Bill: Bourton and Clapton on the Hill Enclosure Bill. Isle of Ely, &c. Drainage, &c. Bill: Beuzeville’s Nat. Bills. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills. Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill: Franel’s Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Shipston Toll Gate, &c. Road Bill. Criminal Laws Bill. Grant against Sir Thomas Hallifax: Petries against Mackenzie: Writs of Error nonpros’d with Costs. Adjourn. Die Martis, 16o Martii 1773.
MacLatchie against Burnet. E. Macclesfield’s Estate Bill. East Haddon Enclosure Bill. Shipston Toll Gate, &c. Road Bill. E Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill. Criminal Laws Bill. Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill. Coxhill Enclosure Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Bills passed by commission. Peterborough, &c. Road Bill. Exeter Small Debts Bill. Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade, to regulate the Loading of Ships, Bill. M’Culloch’s Bill. Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill. Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill. Burnet against M’Latchie; Cross Appeal. Lincoln against Keogh. Gregge for a Bill to take the Name of Hopwood. Writs of Error from Ireland delivered: Commons against Marshall. Jones against Mayne. Dillon against Dillon; Pleadings, proved. Lincoln against Keogh Pleadings proved. Boyd against Russell. Vicar of Kensington’s Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 17o Martii 1773.
Laurie against Laurie and Mac Ghie: Interlocutor affirmed. E. Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill. E. Macclesfield’s Estate Bill: Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. East Haddon Enclosure Bill: Shipston &c Road Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Richmond against Kenworthys. Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Roan’s Charity Bill. Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood, Bill. Kircudbright Claim of Peerage. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 19o Martii 1773.
Livingston against Warrock. Maclatchie against Brand, et e con. Chatteris Waste Grounds, Bill. Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill. Peterborough, &c. Road Bill. >Newcast1e and Sunderland, to regulate the loading of Coals, Bill. Montgomery, &c. Read Bill. Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Rugby Enclosure Bill. Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill. American Mutiny Bill. Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill. East Keal Enclosure Bill. Toyntons Enclosure Bill. Everthorpe Enclosure Bill. Blanshard to, take the Name of Athorpe, Bill. Turnips, &c. to prevent Stealing of, Bill. Wilton Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return E. Hopetoun’s Estate Bill. British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares, of, Bill. Gisburne Hospital to convey Lands, Bill. Robins against Coope in Error. Thorpe on the Hill enclosure Bill. Foreign Protestants in America, naturalization Acts, to explain Bill. Exeter small Debts Bill. Vicar of Kensington’s Bill. Bruce against Carstairs. Green’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend. Gordon’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 11o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Lincoln.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Athol.Ds. Masham.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Portland.Ds. Romney.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Sir Gilbert Elliot et al. against Sir Henry Seton et al.

The Answer of Sir Henry Seton and others, to the Appeal of Sir Gilbert Elliot and others, was this Day brought in.

E. Fife et al. against Sir Ludovick Grant and Grant:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Earl of Fife, Mr. Arthur Duff of Ortown Advocate, Captain Robert Duff of Logie, William Rose of Sherifftown, Alexander Stronach of Knock, James Duff Sheriff Clerk of Banff, Keith Urquhart Esquire of Melldrum, and Ensign James Duff of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 31st of July and 11th of August 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Sir Ludovick Grant Baronet and Major General Francis Grant, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this cause.

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby reversed.

Upwell, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Fen Lands, within the Manor and Parishes of Upwell and Outwell and in the Parishes of Denver and Welney, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk,” so far as the same relates to the Lands lying on the South Side of Popham’s Eau,” 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 Contents 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.”

Franell takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Joseph Franell took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Henley’s Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wotton, Fitz-pain, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Cathcart.
D. Portland.L. Bp St. Davids.L. Masham.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Peterbrough.L. Romney.
E. Exeter.L. Godolphin.
E. Denbigh.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Wycombe.
E. Poulet.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Digby.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Northington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 26th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to dispense with Standing Order on it.

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the List mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.”

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

Message from H. C. to return Sir Charles Cock’s Estate Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting several Fee-Farm and other Rents, Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Charles Cocks Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for enfranchising certain Copyhold or Customary Lands within the Manor of Reigate, in the County of Surrey; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, and Enfranchisement in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coxhill Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Foreign Protestants Bill.

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

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

Hemming’s et Ux Bill.

The Earl of Macclesfield reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of the Reverend Samuel Hemming. Clerk, and Maria his Wife, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, in order that the same may be conveyed to George Adams Esquire, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof; and for vesting the Purchase Money in other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:”

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

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

Charteris et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Honourable Francis Charteris Esquire and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement for the several Fee-Farm and Customary Tenants, within the Honour, Manor, and Lordship of Hornby, and Manor of Tatham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to purchase the Timber Trees and Underwoods growing upon their respective Tenements; and for vesting the sole Property thereof in them respectively, and extinguishing the customary Right of the other Tenants therein; and for relating and extinguishing all the Freehold, Fee-Farm, and customary Rents, Boons, Fines, and other Services of Right due and accustomed for the said Tenements, with such Exceptions and Reservations only as are therein and herein mentioned; and for enfranchising all the said Tenements to be holden of the Lord of the said Honour and Manors respectively as Freehold Estates, at the Common Law, by Fealty and Suit of Court, for all Manner of Services.”

Bernald’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Manors of East and West Stodeley, and certain other Hereditaments in the County of Devon, (Part of the Settled Estates of James Bernard Esquire), in Trustees, to be conveyed to Matthew Brickdale Esquire and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement entered into by him for the Purchase thereof, and for applying the Purchase Money in Discharge of a Mortgage affecting the said Premises; and for other Purposes therein-mentioned:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whichcot’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for exonerating Part of the Real Estate of Thomas Whichcot Esquire, in the County of Lincoln, from a a Debt of Ten thousand Pounds charged thereon, for the Portions of the younger Children of Christopher Whichcote Esquire, and Jane his Wife, Daughter of the said Thomas Whichcot; and for subjecting and charging other Lands of greater Value to the Payment thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Arkendale Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Stinted Pastures, Common and wastes, within the Manor of Arkendale, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Weighton with Shipton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Commons or Waste Lands, in the Manor of Market Weighton with Shipton, in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Upton in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Martin’s Birmingham, Rector of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of Saint Martin, in Birmingham, to grant Leases of certain Parts of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newark, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newark upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, to join the Turnpike Road from Nottingham to Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, near the Guide Post on the Foss Road near Bingham, in the said County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Greene’s Divorce Bill.

The Lord Boston presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 3d of February last) a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Greene Clerk, with Elizabeth Greene his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday the 26th Day of this instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said John Greene may be heard by his Counsel at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Elizabeth Greene may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Montgomery, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop, for continuing the Term of so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty as relates to the Repair of the Roads between the Tenth Mile Stone from the Welsh Gate in Shrewsbury, and the Towns of Pool and Oswestry, and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

Franel’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Joseph Franel.”

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.

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

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Russels, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford otherwise Chilford, and other Places in the County of Suffolk, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

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

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in Lieu thereof, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable James Theobald Esquire to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments situate at White Waltham, in the County of Berks, (Part of his Settled Estates), to the Reverend William Reid; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estates do now stand limited,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

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

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan; Writ of Error:

The House being moved “That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein Hannah Blake is Plaintiff, and William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan are Defendants:”

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

Sir Gilbert Elliot et al. against Sir Henry Seton et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Sir Gilbert Elliot and others are Appellants, and Sir Henry Seton Baronet and others are Respondents:”

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

Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Drayton in Hales, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, and enjoying, several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also for ascertaining the Parts or Lots belonging to each Commoner in certain Fens therein mentioned; and for empowering the Commoners to plow and cultivate the said Fens, for a certain Number of Years therein limited; and for obliging the Occupiers of Lands in the Open Fields of Chatteris to fence the same;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Peterborough &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Peterborough, through Oundle and Thrapston, to Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton, and for repairing and widening several other Roads near or adjoining thereto;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town or Village of Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to a Place called River Hill, in the Parish of Sevenoaks, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Featherston Bowerbank with Anne Jane Bonnett his now Wife, and to enable, him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in; and Mr. Chamberlain appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Thomas Wilson was called, in order to prove Service of the Order; who, being sworn, acquainted the House, That he served Mrs. Bowerbank personally, on the 4th of this instant March, with the Order of this House for the Second Reading of the Bill; and at the same time delivered to her a true Copy of the Bill.

He was desired to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And the Counsel was heard in Support of the Bill, and to make out the Allegations thereof; and in order to prove the Marriage, called

Ann Lawrence who, being sworn, produced an Extract from the Register of Marriages of the Parish Church of Kingston in the Island of Jamaica, and declaring, “That the same was a true Copy, she having examined it with the Original:” The same was read, whereby it appeared that the said John Featherston Bowerbank and the said Anne Jane Bonnett were married at the Parish Church of Kingston in the Island of Jamaica, on the 5th of January 1748.

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Hibbert was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That she had lived with Mrs. Bowerbank as her Servant from the Year 1766 till the present Time; that Mrs. Bowerbank has lived with Mr. Hall ever since the Year 1766, and that she has often seen them naked in Bed together, she going into her Mistress’s Room every Morning to get her Mistress’s Cloaths ready to dress her.” Being asked, “If she was a Christian,” said, “she was baptized when an Infant.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mark Holman, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, was called in; and being sworn, produced the Original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the said Court, against Mrs. Bowerbank for Adultery.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Wilson was again called in; and, at the Bar, produced an Office Copy of the Judgement obtained in the Court of King’s bench against Hasper Hall Esquire, for criminal Conversation with the said Mrs Bowerbank.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 12o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Cathcart.
Archiep. Ebor.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Londin.Dux Chandos.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Wigorn.Comes Suffolk.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Westmorlond.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Magistrates of Rutherglen against Cullen et al.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the amended Petition and Appeal of the Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Rutherglen, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 12th of February, and 11th and 24th of July 1772; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 26th of November 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of James Cullen and others, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby affirmed, with this Addition to the Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 26th of November 1772; (videlicet), After the Words (“when the same was advanced”), insert (“together with the Costs of this Suit, except those occasioned by this Appeal”).

Bourton and Clapton on the Hill enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Commitees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Bourton on the Water, in the County of Gloucester, and in the Manor of Clapton on the Hill, in the same Parish,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Churchill Common Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Churchill Common, within the Manor and Parish of Churchill, in the County of Worcester,” was committed.

Isle of Ely, &c. Drainage &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brook, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the First District described in the said Act,” was committed.

Beuzeville’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Stephen Beuzeville,” 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.”

Franel’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Joseph Franel,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cade’s Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 4th Day of February last) a Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Philip Cade Esquire with Catherine Whitworth his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday the 29th Day of this instant March, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Philip Cade may be heard by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said Catherine Whitworth may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given her of the said Second Reading; and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Hemmings et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estate of the Reverend Samuel Hemming Clerk and Maria his Wife, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, in order that the same may be conveyed to George Adams Esquire, and his Heirs, pursuant to an Agreement made by him for the Purchase thereof; and for vesting the Purchase Money in other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Upwell, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Fen Lands within the Manor and Parishes of Upwell and Outwell, and in the Parishes of Denver and Welney, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk,” so far as the same relates to the Lands lying on the South Side of Popham’s Eau.”

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.

M’Cullochs, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John M’culloch of Barholm the Elder, and John M’Culloch of Barholm the Younger, Esquires; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Barholm, in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, belonging to John M’Culloch now of Barholm, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same; and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate in Tail on the same Series of Heirs, and in the same Manner, as is mentioned in a Deed of Entail, made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty two.”

Hudson’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of John Hudson, late of Bessingby, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments to the same Uses.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Abp. York.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. London.L. Hyde.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Mansfield.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Chester.L. Lyttelton.
E. Poulet.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Marchmont.L. Sundridge.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 29th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Loggings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Criminal Laws Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Criminal Laws in the Two Parts of the United Kingdom.”

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.

Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Isle of Wight, Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Miller Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 29th Day of this instant March at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Montgomery, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop; for continuing the Term of so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, as relates to the Repair of the Roads between the Tenth Mile Stone from the Welsh Gate in Shrewsbury, and the Towns of Pool and Oswestry; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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 Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Henley’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wooten, Fitz-pain, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Smith’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Russels, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford, otherwise Chilford, and other Places in the County of Suffolk, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Theobald’s Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable James Theobald Esquire to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments, situate at White Waltham, in the County of Berks, (Part of his Settled Estates), to the Reverend William Reid; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Settled Estates do now stand limited, stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with.

And Consideration being had thereof:

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

Hornby and Tatham Manors Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement for the several Fee-Farm and Customary Tenants within the Honour, Manor, and Lordship of Hornby, and Manor of Tatham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to purchase the Timber Trees and Underwoods growing upon their respective Tenements; and for vesting the sole Property thereof in them respectively, and extinguishing the Customary Right of the other Tenants therein; and for releasing and extinguishing all the Freehold, Fee-Farm, and Customary Rents, Boons, Fines, and other Services of Right due and accustomed for the said Tenements, with such Exceptions and Reservations only as are therein and herein mentioned; and for enfranchising all the said Tenements, to be holder of the Lord of the said Honour and Manors respectively as Freehold Estates, at the Common Law, by Fealty and Suit of Court, for all Manner of Services.”

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 Monday the 29th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Coxhill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

East Hiddon Enclosure Bill, the King Consent signified to it:

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath, Lot, and Waste Ground, in the Parish of East Haddon, in the County of Northampton;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

and to Coxhill Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln;” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Andrew Laurie is Appellant, and Ann Laurie and Captain James Mac Ghie her Husband are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Drayton in Hales, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford.”

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 Monday next at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town or Village of Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to a Place called River Hill, in the Parish of Seven Oaks, in the said County.”

Peterborough; &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “Art Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Peterborough, through Oundle and Thrapston, to Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton;” and for repairing and widening several other Roads near or adjoining thereto.”

Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, and enjoying, several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also for ascertaining the Parts or Lots belonging to each Commoner, in certain Fens therein mentioned; and for empowering the Commoners to plough and cultivate the said Fens for a certain Number of Years therein limited; and for obliging Occupiers of Lands in the Open Fields of Chatteris to fence the same.”

Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Featherston Bowerbank with Anne Jane Bonnett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

And the Lord Boston reported from the Committee, “That they 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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 15o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Viscount Say & Sele.

PRAYERS.

Coxhill Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln,” 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.”

Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Drayton in Hales, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford,” was committed.

Parish Poor Annuities Bill.

Ordered, That this House will, on Thursday Sevennight, take into Consideration, Whether the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Support of poor Persons in certain Circumstances, by enabling Parishes to grant them Annuities for Life upon Purchase, and under certain Restrictions,” shall be read Second Time? And that the Lords be summoned.

Churchill Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing Churchill Common, within the Manor and Parish of Churchill, in the County of Worcester.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bourton and Clapton on the Hill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Bourton on the Water, in the County of Gloucester, and in the Manor of Clapton on the Hilly in the same Parish.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Isle of Ely, &c. Drainage, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend and render more effectual, an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brook, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the First District described in the said Act.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Beuzeville’s Nat. Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Stephen Beuzeville.”

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 Mr. Browning and Mr. Cuddon:

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

Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Featherston Bowerbank with Anne Jane Bonnett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Franel’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Joseph Franel.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Shipston Toll Gate, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Third, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth Years, of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road leading from a Gate called Shipston Toll-Gate, at Bridgetown, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick, through Alderminster and Shipston upon Stower, to the Top of Long Compton Hill, in the said County of Warwick; and also for repairing the Road leading from the First Mile Stone standing on the said Shipston Road, through a Lane called Clifford Lane, and through Mickleton and Chipping Campden, to a Place called Andover’s Ford, in the County of Gloucester;” as far as the same relate to the said first-mentioned Road.”

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

D. Athol.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby Par.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Paget.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. st. Davids.L. Cathcart.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Romney.
E. Sandwich.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Poulet.L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn.L. Boston.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
V. Say & Sele.

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.

Criminal Laws 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 Execution of the Criminal Laws in the Two Parts of the United Kingdom.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Grant against Sir Thomas Hallifax:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Hallifax Knight, who survived Sir Richard Glyn Baronet, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Right Honourable (fn. 1) John Grant Esquire is Plaintiff:

Petries against Mackenzie:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of Colin Mackenzie, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein William Petrie and Samuel Petrie are Plaintiffs; setting forth, “That the Plaintiffs have not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House:” and therefore praying, “That the said Writs of Error may be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writs of Error nonpros’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Nonpros. on the said Writs of Error, as desired; and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 16o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Pr.
Epus. Wigorn.March. Rockingham.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

MacLatchie against Burnet.

The Answer of Mary Burnet, Widow of William Burnet Merchant in Dumfries deceased, to the Appeal of Alexander MacLatchie Taylor in London, was this Day brought in.

E. Macclesfield’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Oxford, Berks, and Wilts, Part of the Settled Estates of the Earl of Macclesfield, in Trustees, to be sold or exchanged, and the Money arising thereby to be laid out in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the 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.

East Haddon Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath, Lot, and Waste Ground, in the Parish of East Haddon, in the County of Northampton,” was committed.

Shipston Toll Gate, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts passed in the Third, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the Road leading from a Gate called Shipston Toll-Gate, at Bridgetown, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick, through Alderminster and Shipston upon Shower, to the Top of Long Campton Hill, in the said County of Warwick; and also for repairing the Road leading from the First Mile Stone standing on the said Shipston Road, through a Lane called Clifford Lane, and through Mickleton and Chipping Campden, to a Place called Andover’s Ford, in the County of Gloucester;” as far as the same relate to the said first mentioned Road, 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.”

E Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases of certain estates Late of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury deceased, during the Minorities of his Children; and for establishing and carrying into Execution an Agreement made between Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, [ (fn. 2) as Guardian of Anthony Ashley, now Earl of Shaftesbury], her Infant Son, and the Lord Bishop of Ely, respecting certain Messuages and Tenements, situate in the Parish of Saint Andrew Holbern, in the Count of Middlesex,” 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 Concents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto:”

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

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

Criminal Laws Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Criminal Laws in the Two Parts of the United Kingdom:”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Drayton in Hales Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Drayton in Hales, in the Counties of Salop and Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Coxhill Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Bills passed by commission.

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

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors. An Act to encourage the Subjects of Foreign States to lend Money upon the Security of Freehold or Leasehold Estates in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in the West Indies; and to render the Securities granted to such Aliens effectual for recovering Payment of the Money so to be lent by Sale of such Freehold or Leasehold Estates.” “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, to the Children of such Children.” “An Act to enable certain Persons therein named, to continue to work a Pestle Mill heretofore employed and used in making Battle Gunpowder at Old Forge Farm, in the Parish of Ton bridge, in the County of Kent.” “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon;” and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act for taking down the Shire Hall of the County of Devon, and for building a new Shire Hall in a more commodious Manner.” “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Fen Lands within the Manor and Parishes of Upwell and Outwell, and in the Parishes of Denver and Welney, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk,” so far as the same relates to the Lands lying on the South Side of Popham’s Eau.” “An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load, and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brook, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall, and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands, lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the First District described in the said Act.” “An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the High Street, East Street, and West street, in the Town and Parishes of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent; and for lighting the other Streets; and for removing all Incroachments and Annoyances, within the said Town and Parishes.” “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the Road from the Toll-Gate in the Parish of Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks.” “An Act to continue the Term and alter the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey, through Frimley and Farnham, in the same County, and from thence through Brantley, Hollyborn, Alton, Chawton, Ropley, Bishop’s-Sutton, New Alresford, and Mattingley, other wife Matterley Lane, to the City of Winchester, in the County of Southampton.” “An Act to enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of King George the Second, and Sixth Year of King George the Third, “for repairing the Roads from the North End of Shalling Street, near the Town of Lowes, and other Roads in the County of Sussex; and for amending the Road from the Broil Park Gate to the “West End of the Turnpike Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash; and from the said Broil Park Gate to the Town of Battell, in the said County,” so far as relates to the Road from the Broil Park Gate to the West End of the Turnpike Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash aforesaid.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newark upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, to join the Turnpike Road from Nottingham to Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, near the Guide Post on the Foss Road, near Bringham, in the said County of Nottingham.” “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Wellbore Ellis, and Charles Jenkinson Esquire, to take, in Great Brittain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.” “An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will and Testament of William Earl of Blesinton, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, Evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain.” “An Act for vesting several Fee-Farm and other Rents, Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Charles Cocks Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for enfranchising certain Copyhold or Customary Lands, within the Manor of Reigate, in the County of Surrey, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale and Enfranchisement in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the same Uses.” “An Act to enable the Rector of Saint Martin, in Birmingham, to grant Leases of certain Parts of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory.” “An Act for obviating Doubts touching the Validity of the Proceedings of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for dividing and enclosing certain Lands therein mentioned, in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Waste Lands called Hadsor Common, in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadow Grounds in the Townships of Snaith and Cowick, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Open Arable Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and parish of Armthorpe, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Cromwell, in the County of Nottingham.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pasture, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Brinkhill, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common called Gailes Moor, in the Township and Manor of Dalton Traverse, otherwise Gailes, in the Parish of Kirby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field or Parcel of Land called Bonsall Leys and Green, within the Parish of Bonsall, in the County of Derby.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields,” Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Ilchester, in the County of Northampton; and also Two Pieces of Land or Ground therein described, lying within the Parishes of Wellingborough and Great Doddington, in the said County.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Church Broughton, in the County of Derby.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Stinted Pastures, Common and wastes, within the Manor of Arkendale, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, and Commons or Waste Lands, in the Manor of Market Weighton with Shipton, in the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Upton, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Failures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Bourton on the Water, in the County of Gloucester, and in the Manor of Clapton on the Hill, in the same Parish.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing Churchill Common, within the Manor and Parish of Churchill, in the County of Worcester.” “An Act for naturalizing Isaac Morter.” “An Act for naturalizing John Gottlob Neuman.” “An Act for naturalizing John Francis Curchod.” “An Act for naturalizing Isabel Bouillon.” “An Act for naturalizing Stephen Beuzeville” And albeit, the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yec nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And we do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Henry Lord Apsley, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to shall these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George William Earl of Bristol, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, Thames Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Please before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letter to be made Patent.”

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Sixteenth Day of March in the Thirteenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

“Yorke.”

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

“1. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose; and to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Contracts of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors.”

“2. An Act to encourage the Subjects of Foreign States to lend Money upon the Security of Freehold or Leasehold Estates in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in the West Indies; and to render the Securities granted to such Aliens effectual for recovering Payment of the Money so to be lent by Sale of such Freehold or Leasehold Estate.”

“3. 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, to the Children of such Children.”

“4. An Act to enable certain Persons therein-named, to continue to work a Pestle Mill heretofore employed and used in making Battle Gunpowder at Old Forge Farm, in the Parish of Tonbridge, in the County of Kent.”

“5. An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon;” and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“6. An Act for taking down the Shire Hall of the County of Devon, and for building a New Shire Hall in a more commodious Manner.”

“7. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and improving certain Fen Lands within the Manor and Parishes of Upwell and Outwell, and in the Parishes of Denver and Welney, in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Cambridge, and Norfolk” so far as the same relates to the Lands lying on the South Side of Popham’s Eau.”

“8. An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Isle of Ely and Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, between Mildenhall River South, Plant Load and Brandon River North, bounded on the West by the River Ouse, and on the East by Winter Load, Earswell Brook, and the Hard Lands of Mildenhall, and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Fen Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands;” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the First District described in the said Act.”

“9. An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the High Street, East Street, and West Street, in the Town and Parishes of Gravesend and Milton, in the County of Kent; and for lighting the other Streets; and for removing all Encroachments and Annoyances within the said Town and Parishes.”

“10. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Road from the Toll-Gate in the Parish of Kettering, in the County of Northampton, to Newport Pagnell, in the County of Bucks.”

“11. An Act to continue the Term, and alter the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from a Place called Basingstone, near the Town of Bagshot, in the Parish of Windlesham, in the County of Surrey, through Frimley and Farnham, in the same County; and from thence through Bentley, Hollyborn, Alton, Chawton, Ropley, Bishops-Sutton, New Alresford, and Mattingley, otherwise Matterley Lane, to the City of Winchester, in the County of Southampton.”

“12. An Act to enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of King George the Second, and Sixth Year of King George the Third, “for repairing the Roads, from the North End of Malling Street, near the Town of Lewes, and other Roads in the County of Sussex; and for amending the Road from the Broil Park Gate, to the West End of the Turnpike Road, leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash; and from the said Broil Park Gate to the Town of Battell, in the said County,” so far as relates to the Road from the Broil Park Gate to the West End of the Turnpike Road leading from the Turnpike Road on Hurst Green, through the Parishes of Etchingham and Burwash aforesaid.”

“13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Newark upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, to join the Turnpike Road from Nottingham to Grantham, in the County of Lincoln, near the Guide Post on the Foss Road, near Bingham, in the said County of Nottingham.”

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

“Le Roy le veult.”

“14. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Robert Lord Viscount Clare, the Right Honourable Welbore Ellis, and Charles Jenkinson Esquire, to take, in Great Britain, the Oath of Office as Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Paymaster General, of all His Majesty’s Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices.”

“15. An Act for making the Exemplification of, the last Will and Testament of William Earl of Blesinton, in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, Evidence as well in Ireland as in Great Britain.”

“16. An Act for vesting several Fee-Farm and other Rents, Part of the Settled Estates of Sir Charles Cocks Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold; and for enfranchising certain Copyhold or Customary Lands, within the Manor of Reigate, in the County of Surrey; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale and Enfranchisement in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses.”

“17. An Act to enable the Rector of Saint Martin, in Birmingham, to grant Leases of certain Parts of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory.”

“18. An Act for obviating Doubts touching the Validity of the Proceedings of the Commissioners appointed by an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing and enclosing certain Lands therein mentioned, in that Part of the Manor of Tardebigg which lies in the County of Worcester.”

“19. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Waste Lands called Hadsor Common, in the County of Worcester.”

“2o. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadow Grounds, in the Townships of Snaith and Cowick, in the County York.”

“21. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Open Arable Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Armthorpe, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pasture, and other Commonable and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Brinkhill, in the County of Lincoln.”

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Moor or Common called Gailes Moor, in the Township and Manor of Dalton Traverse, otherwise Gatles, in the Parish of Kirby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field or Parcel of Land called Bonsall Leys and Green, within the Parish of Bonsall, in the County of Derby.”

“26 An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in the Parish of Ilchester, in the County of Northampton; and also Two Pieces of Land or Ground therein described, lying within the Parishes of Wellingborough and Great Doddington, in the said County.”

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Church Broughton, in the County of Derby.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Stinted Pasture, Common, and wastes, within the Manor of Arkendale, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields and Commons, or Waste Lands, in the Manor of Market Weighton with Shipton, in the County of York.”

“30 An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Upton, in the Parish of Burford, in the County of Oxford.”

“31. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Bourton on the Water, in the County of Gloucester, and in the Manor of Clapton on the Hill, in the same Parish.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing Churchill Common, within the Manor and Parish of Churchill, in the County of Worcester.”

“33. An Act for naturalizing Isaac Morier.”

“34 An Act for naturalizing John Gottlob Neuman.”

“35. An Act for naturalizing John Francis Curchod.”

“36. An Act for naturalizing Isabel Bouillon.”

“37. An Act for naturalizing Stephen Beuzeville.”

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

“Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Peterborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Peterborough, through Oundle and Thrapston, to Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton;” and for repairing and widening several other Roads near or adjoining thereto.

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

M. Rockingham.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Par.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Cathcart.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Boston.
E. Doncaster.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Digby.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Northington.
V. Falmouth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Exeter Small Debts Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Exeter;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Newcastle and Sunderland Coal Trade, to regulate the Loading of Ships, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals, in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

M’Culloch’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell such Part or Parts of the Estate of Barholm, in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, belonging to John M’Culloch now of Barholm, as shall be sufficient for Payment of the Debts affecting the same; and for settling the Remainder of the said Estate in Tail, on the same Series of Heirs, and in the same Manner, as is mentioned in a Deed of Entail made in the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty-two.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 31st Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chatteris Waste Grounds Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, and enjoying several Commonable and Waite Grounds lying in Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also for ascertaining the Parts or Lots belonging to each Commoner in certain Fens therein mentioned; and forempowering the Commoners to plough and cultivate the said Fens for a certain Number of Years therein limited and for obliging the Occupiers of Lands in the Open Fields of Chatteris to fence the same.”

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town or Village of Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to a Place called River Hill, in the parish of Seven Oakes, in the said County.”

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.

Burnet against M’Latchie; Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Mary Burnet, Widow of William Burnet Merchant in Dumfries deceased, complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 28th of November 1771; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, 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 Alexander M’Latchie Taylor in London may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander M’Latchie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th-Day of April next; and that Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Agents before the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Lincoln against Keogh.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Mary Frances Lincoln, of the City of Dublin, Widow, is Appellant, and John Keogh is Respondent:”

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

Gregge for a Bill to take the Name of Hopwood.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Gregge Hopwood (late Edward Gregge), of Chamber Hall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and also of Hopwood in the same County, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to retain, take, assume, and sign the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood Doctor of Physick deceased:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Writs of Error from Ireland delivered:

The House being informed, “That a Person attended at the Door with Two Transcripts of Two Records from the Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, upon Two Writs of Error returnable before this House:

He was called in; and Mr Walter Sweetman, at the Bar, attested upon Oath, “That he examined the said Transcripts with the original Records in the said Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, and that the same were true Copies:” And delivering the said Transcripts at the Bar, he withdrew.

In the First of these Writs of Error,

Commons against Marshall.

John Commons, Lessee of the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Netterville, is Plaintiff, and John Marshall Esquire is Defendant:

And in the other,

Jones against Mayne.

John Jones, Lessee of Samuel Mayne, is Plaintiff, and Edward Mayne Esquire is Defendant.

Dillon against Dillon; Pleadings, proved.

The House being informed, “That Walter Sweetman Gentleman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin Esquire is Appellant, and Jane Dillon is Respondent:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland.”

And then he withdrew.

Lincoln against Keogh Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That John Keogh Gentleman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Mary Frances Lincoln, of the City of Dublin, Widow, is Appellant, and John Keogh is Respondent:”

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar; and attested upon Oath, “They were true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the proper Offices in Ireland:” And also, an original Order dated 30th January 1772.

And then he withdrew.

Boyd against Russell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Boyd of Wester Greenrig, complaining of Seven Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 18th of July, and 8th and 10th of August 1770; the 11th and 27th of July 1771; and 18th of January and 4th of February 1772; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 20th of February 1772; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 23d of June 1772; and of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session of the 5th and 15th of December 1772; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 9th of this instant March; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, or varied, 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 John Russell of Todsbughts, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said John Russell may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 13th Day of April next and Service of this Order upon any One of his Procurators or Agents, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Vicar of Kensington’s Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 17o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Par.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Dux Athol.Ds. Mansfield.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Sondes.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Laurie against Laurie and Mac Ghie:

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Andrew Laurie, Second Son of Margaret Laurie, eldest Daughter of the deceased Mr. James Laurie Minister of the Gospel at Dalrymple, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of January 1759, which said Andrew Laurie, at the Time the aforesaid Interlocutor was pronounced, was an Infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years; and in the Year 1769 he attained that Age; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;” as also upon the Answer of Ann Laurie and Captain James Mac Ghie her Husband, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor 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 Interlocutor therein complained of be, and the same is hereby affirmed.

E. Shaftesbury’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases of certain Estates, late of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury deceased, during the Minorities of his Children; and for establishing and carrying into Execution an Agreement made between Mary Countess Dowager of Shaftesbury, as Guardian of Anthony Ashley, now Earl of Shaftesbury, her infant Son, and the Lord Bishop of Ely, respecting certain Messuages and Tenements situate in the Parish of Saint Andrew Halborn, in the County of Middlesex.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Macclesfield’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Oxford, Berks, and Wilts, Part of the Settled Estates of the Earl of Macclesfield, in Trustees, to be sold or exchanged, and the Money arising thereby to be laid out in the Purchase of other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

To carry down the said (fn. 3) Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

East Haddon Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Heath, Lot, and Waste Ground, in the Parish of East Haddon, in the County of Northampton.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Shipston &c Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Three Acts, passed in the Third, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road leading from a Gate called Shipston Toll-Gate at Bridgetown, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick, through Alderminster and Shipston upon Slower, to the Top of Long Compton Hill, in the said County of Warwick; and also for repairing the Road leading from the First Mile Stone standing on the said Shipston Road, through a Lane called Clifford Lane; and through Mickleton and Chipping Campden, to a Place called Andover’s Ford, in the County of Gloucester;” as far as the same relate to the said first mentioned Road.”

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.

Richmond against Kenworthys.

Upon reading the Petition of John Kenworthy and Edward Kenworthy, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Richmond is Plaintiff; setting forth, “That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time ordered by the House;” and therefore praying, “That the said Writ of Error may be nonpros’d, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:”

Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Nonpross. on the said Writ of Error as desired, and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King’s Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Roan’s Charity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Feoffes of Roan’s Charity in Greenwich, to sell a Messuage, and Two Pieces of Land, Part of the Estate of the said Charity, to the Vicar of the said Parish, and to apply the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands to be conveyed to the like Uses; and to enable the said Vicar to take a Conveyance of the said Messuage, and Two Pieces of Land; and for other Purposes, therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Willoughby par.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Cathcart.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Chester.L. Edgecumbe.
D. Chandos.L. Mansfield.
E. Westmorland.L. Sondes.
E. Sandwich.L. Scarsdale.
E. Rochford.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Beaulieu.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.

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

Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood, Bill.

The Lord Boston presented to the House (pursuant to an Order of Leave of Yesterday) a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Edward Gregge Hopwood (late Edward Gregge) Esquire, and the Heirs Male of his Body, and the other Persons therein described, to retain, take, and uses, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Kircudbright Claim of Peerage.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee of Privileges on the Kircudbright Claim of Peerage, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned till Monday the 29th Day of this instant March.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 19o Martii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporalis præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Chandos.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Cestrien.March. Rockingham.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Exeter.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

Livingston against Warrock.

The Answer of James Warrock to the Appeal of Alexander Livingston of Westquarter Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Maclatchie against Brand, et e con.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Alexander Maclatchie Taylor in London is Appellant, and Mary Brand Widow is Respondent, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off till Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Chatteris Waste Grounds, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for the better ordering and regulating the Manner of feeding, using, and enjoying, several Commonable and Waste Grounds lying in Chatteris in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge; and also for ascertaining the Parts or Lots belonging to each Commoner in certain Fens therein mentioned; and for empowering the Commoners to plough and cultivate the said Fens for a certain Number of Years therein limited; and for obliging Occupiers of Lands in the Open Fields of Chatteris to fence the same,” 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.”

Farnborough to River Hill Road Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town or Village of Farnborough, in the County of Kent, to a Place called River Hill, in the Parish of Seven Oaks, in the said County,” 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.”

Peterborough, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of Parliament of the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Road from the City of Peterborough, through Oundle and Thrapston, to Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton;” and for repairing and widening several other Roads near or adjoining thereto,” was committed.

>Newcast1e and Sunderland, to regulate the loading of Coals, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Loading of Ships with Coals in the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland” was committed.

Montgomery, &c. Read Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Ninth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop; for continuing the Term of so much of an Act of the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty as relates to the Repair of the Roads between the Tenth Mile Stone from the Welsh Gate in Shrewsbury, and the Towns of Pool and Oswestry; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned,” 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 made One Amendment thereto.”

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows, (videlicet),

“Press 21. L. 28. Leave out from [“thereto”] to [“and”], in Press 22, Line 15.”

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

Maugan Porth, &c. Canal Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Rochford acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and continuing a navigable Cut or Canal from Maugan Porth, through the several Parishes of Maugan, Saint Colomb Major, Little Colan, and Saint Colomb Minor, to Lower Saint Colomb Porth, in the County of Cornwall” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Rugby Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Militia Pay and Cloathing Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for destraying the Charge of the Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-three;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Mutiny Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty’s Reign, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters in His Majesty’s Dominions in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Witton le Wear and North Bedburne Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors or Commons within the Townships of Witton le Wear and North Bedburne, within the Chapelry of Witton le Wear, in the Manor of Wolsingham, in the County Palatine of Durham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East Keal Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of East Keal otherwise Easter Keal, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Toyntons Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Toyntons, in the Townships of Toynton All Saints and Toynton Saint Peters, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Everthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Everthorpe, in the Parish of North Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Blanshard to, take the Name of Athorpe, Bill.

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

With a, Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Robert Athorpe Blanshard Esquire, now called Robert Athorpe Athorpe, and his Heirs Male, to take, and use the Surname of Athorpe only, pursuant to the Will of Henry Athorpe Esquire deceased;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Turnips, &c. to prevent Stealing of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for repealing so much of an Act, made in the Twenty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips;” and (for the more effectually preventing the stealing or destroying of Turnips, Potatoes, Cabbages, Parsnips, Peas, and Carrots;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Wilton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, within the Township or Lordship of Wilton, in the Parish of Ellerburn, in the North Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return E. Hopetoun’s Estate 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 vesting In John Earl of Hopetoun, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, certain Lands, Part of his Entailed Estate, in the Counties of Haddington and Fife; and for settling in Lieu thereof other Lands lying contiguous to and interspersed with the said Entailed Estate;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

British Ships, to prevent Abuses in the Sale of Shares, of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for preventing Abuses in the sale of Shares of British Built Ships to Foreigners;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gisburne Hospital to convey Lands, Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Wardens, Preceptor, or Master of the Scholars and Poor People of the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus in Gisburne, in Cleveland, in the County of York to convey a certain Messuage and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, the Estate of the said Alms House or Hospital, unto Charles Turner of Kirkleatham, in the said County, Esquire, and his Heirs; and to enable the said Wardens, Preceptor, or Shaller of the Scholars and Poor People or the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus, to carry into Execution an Agreement with the Reverend Henry Hewgill of Hornby Grainge, in the said County of York, Clerk, for the Purchase of a certain Messuage or Tenement, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Birkby, in the North Riding of the said County, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them, and their Successors, for the Use, Benefit, and Advancement, of the said Charity,” 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.

Robins against Coope in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table, a Writ of Error, wherein John Robins is Plaintiff, and John Coope is Defendant.

Thorpe on the Hill enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Furze, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Thorpe on the Hill, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Foreign Protestants in America, naturalization Acts, to explain Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to explain Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants, and others, as are settled or shall settle in any of His Majesty’s Colonies in America;” and the other of the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served or shall serve as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty’s Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Exeter small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the City and County of the City of Exeter.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Athol.L. Bp. London.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Romney.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Chester.L. Hyde.
E. Exeter.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Rochford.
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Northington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

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

Vicar of Kensington’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Vicar of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Vicarage.”

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.

Bruce against Carstairs.

Upon reading the Petition of James Bruce Carstairs Esquire, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Miss Anne Bruce is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, “That the Question between the Parties in this Cause arising upon the Construction of a Scots Deed of Entail, the Petitioner had engaged his Counsel in the Court below to come up and plead the Cause on his Part before their Lordships; but by the Removal of other Causes standing to be heard before it, this Appeal has been so brought forward, that, if it should be heard in its Course, the Petitioner cannot have the Assistance of the Counsel he engaged, nor are the Papers necessary for drawing his case yet arrived from Scotland;” and therefore praying their Lordships “To put off the Hearing of this Cause to Thursday the 8th Day of April next, or to such other Day as to their Lordships shall seem proper, the Agent for the Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to Thursday the 8th Day of April next, as desired.

Green’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Elstobb, Peter Magnant, Elizabeth Magnant, John Fenymore, Ann Fenymore, and Sarah Sutton, do attend this House on Friday the 26th Day of this instant March, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Gordon’s Divorce Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. William Winfield Apothecary, Elizabeth Steyman, Hannah Dennis, and Eleanor Rose, do attend this House on Thursday the 25th Day of this instant March, in order to be examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 In the entry of delivering in the writ he is stiled John Grant Esquire. vide p. 538. b. of this volume.
2 Desunt in Originali; but in every other entry it is as here.
3 Origin. Bill.