House of Lords Journal Volume 33
April 1773, 1-10

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Die Jovis, 1o Aprilis 1773.
King present. Bills passed. Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill. Lanehester Enclosure Bill. Thorp Man deville Rectory Bill. Referred to Judges. Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill. Hardingston to Old Stratford Road Bill. Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill. M’Culloch’s Bill. Whitgreave Enclosure Bill. Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill. River Bure Navigation Bill. Sheasby Enclosure Bill. Hackonby Enclosure Bill. Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill. King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill. Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill. Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Green’s Divorce Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Brighthelmstone Paving, &c. Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill. M’Culloch’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Stockport Rectory Bill. East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill. Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bills. Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill. Walsgrave Enclosure Bill. Ross Roads Bill. Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Blewett against Millett. Coltavr against Fraser. Timber Trees better Preservation of, &c. Bill. Essex Gaol Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 2o Aprilis 1773.
Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill. Helpringham Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill. Newark upon Trent, Corporation of, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Whitton Enclosure Bill. Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill. Cherill, &c. Road Bill. Wrotham Heath, &c. Road Bill. Roan’s Charity Bill. River Bure Navigation Bill. Hardingston to Old Strafford Road Bill. Plate Glass Manufactories, to incorporate, Bill. E. Thanet to make a navigable Canal, Bill. King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill. Hackonby Enclosure Bill. Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill. Heron et al. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Lanchester Enclosure Bill. Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Countess of Wemyss Appeal. Wade to enter into a Recognizance on Blewett’s Appeal. Timber Trees, better Preservation of, &c. Bill. Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill. Whitgreave Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Roan’s Charity, Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Dissenting Ministers and others, Petition against the Bill. Dissenters, Relief of, Bill rejected. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 5o Aprilis 1773.
L. Edgecumbe takes the Oaths. Hay against M. Tweeddale. Corn, to regulate the Imposition and Exportation of, Bill. Message from H. C. to return E. Macclesfield’s Estate Bill. Bethnal Green Workhouse said Poor Bill. Haverhill to Reder of Road Bill. Messages from H. C. to return Gisburn Hospital Bill. and Turner Bill. Beckford, Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return the Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Enclosure of Lands, Bill. Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill. Sedbergh Grammar School Bill. Newbold upon Avon, and Long Lawford Heath, Enclosure Bill. King’s Delph and Eight Roads, &c. Drainage Bill. Hackonby Enclosure Bill. River Bure Navigation Bill. Essex Gaol Bill. Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill. Hardingston to Old Start ford Road Bill. Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill. Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill. E. Thanet to make a Canal Bill. Plate Glass Manufactories, to incorporate, Bill. Helpringham Enclosure Bill. Newark upon Trent, Safe of Charity Estates in, &c. Bill. Harpham Enclosure Bill. Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 6o Aprilis 1773.
Hay against M. Tweeddale. Interlocutor affirmed. Plate Glass Manufacturers, to incorporate, Bill. Livingstone against Warrock. Bruce against Carstairs. Sedbergh Grammar School Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Whitton Enclosure Bill. Essex Gaol Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two precede-Bills. Harpham Enclosure Bill. Lanchester Enclosure Bill. Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill. Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill. Durham to Tyne Bridge, Road Bill. Hardingston to Old Stratford Road Bill. Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Wrotham Heath, &c. Road Bill. Cherill, &c. Road Bill. Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill. Birmingham Streets. &c. Bill: Hackonby Enclosure Bill. King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Damage Bill. Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill. River Bure Navigation Bill. Lanchester Enclosure Bill. Plate Glass Manufacturers, to incorporate, Bill. Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill. Harpham Enclosure Bill. Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill. Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seventeen preceding Bills. Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood. and Cartwight’s Bill. and Theobald’s Bill. Beckford Enclosure Bill. Spelman’s Bill. Adderley’s Bill. Heron’s Bill. Child et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Robins against Coope. Writ of Error nonpross’d with Costs. Stirlings against Roebuck et al. Appeal with drawn. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Cade’s Divorce Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 7o Aprilis 1773.
Petersham Road Bill. Hampton to Staines Road Bill. Cox’s Museum Bill. Forth and Clyde, Navigation Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Little Stukely Enclosure Bill. Mercers Company Accounts delivered. Bills passed by Commission. E. Thanet to make a Canal Bill. Beckford Enclosure Bill. Child’s Bill. Cade’s Divorce Bill. Donaldsons against Becket et al. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Jovis, 1o Aprilis 1773.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Bolton.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Chandos.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Meneven.March. Rockingham.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Landaven.Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Boston.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Westmorland.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker:

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet),

Bills passed.

“1. 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.”

“2. 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.”

“3. An Act to explain Two Acts of Parliament, One of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for naturalizing such Foreign Protectants 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 Protectants as have served, or shall serve as Officers or Soldiers in His Majesty’s Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers in America.

“4. An Act for the more effectual Execution of the Criminal Laws in the Two Parts of the United Kingdom.”

“5. An Act for preventing Abuses in the Sale of Shares of British Built Ships to Foreigners.”

“6. 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.”

“7. 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, Pease, and Carrots.”

“8. An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious the Harbour of Aberdeen; for erecting new Piers and Quays therein; and for regulating Ships and Vessels trading into and going out of the said Harbour.”

“9. An Act for deepening, cleansing, and making more commodious the Harbours of the Town of Greenock; for supplying the Inhabitants with fresh and wholesome Water and for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other publick Places within the said Town.”

“10. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City and County of the City of Exeter.”

“11. 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.”

“12. 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 Scone Handing 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.”

“13. 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.”

“14. 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.”

“15. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Tenth and Twenty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill, to the Town of Basing Stoke, and also the Road from Hertford Bridge Hill aforesaid, to the Town of Odiham, in the County of Southampton.”

“16. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington, in the County of Hereford, through the Welch Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley’s Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almley, to Eckley’s Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County; and for amending the Road from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eardisley to Willersley Turnpike Gate in the said Parish.”

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

Le Roy le veult.”

“17. 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 or 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, Holbourn, in the County of Middlesex.”

“18. 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.”

“19. An Act for vesting the Manors 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 Mathew 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.”

“20. 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.”

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

“22. 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.”

“23. 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:

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Lands and Grounds in the Parish of Coxhill, in the County of Lincoln.”

“25. 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.”

“26. 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.”

“27. 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.”

“28. 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.”

“29. 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.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and 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 Peter’s, in the County of Lincoln.”

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Ings, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors or Manor and Township of Hemingby, in the County of Lincoln.”

“32. 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.”

“33. 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.”

“34. 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.”

“35. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Land, within the Manor of Sambourn, in the Parish of Coughton, in the County of Warwick.”

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Places, within the Parish of Nafford and Chapelry of Birlingham, in the County of Worcester.”

“37. An Act to enable Robert Athorpe Blanchard 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.”

“38. An Act for naturalizing Joseph Franel.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.

And the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field and the Commons, Common of Pasture and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick, in the County of, York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lanehester Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thorp Man deville Rectory Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to empower the Reverend Ptolomy Humfrey Clerk, and the Reverend John Jephcott Clerk and Catharina Dorothea his Wife, to exchange a Messuage and certain Closes in Thorp Mandeville, in the County of Northampton, Part of the Glebe of the Rectory of Thorp Mandeville aforesaid, for a Messuage, Two Small Cottages, and several Closes and Lands in Thorp Mandeville aforesaid, Part of the Estate of Richard Jennens of Weston, in the County of Northampton, Esquire; and for the setting out, assigning, and appointing other Closes, Lands, or Grounds, of the said Richard Jennens, in Thorp Mandeville aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Referred to Judges.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the last mentioned Bill be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Perrott, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Land, called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver, otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hardingston to Old Stratford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the “Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

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

M’Culloch’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for empowering the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, to sell 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,” 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.

Whitgreave Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whitgreave, in the County of Stafford,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road at Cobridge, to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto,” 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.”

River Bure Navigation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure (commonly called the North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

Sheasby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and Common Pastures, of Sheasby, in the Parish of Knaptoft, and County of Leicester.”

Hackonby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackonby, in the County of Lincoln.”

Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heathy in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid.”

King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called King’s Delph and Eight Roods; and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds in a certain Place called Farcett Fen, adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon.

Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Freehold and Leasehold Estates, and certain Goods and Chattels, late of Sir Edward Turner Baronet deceased, in Sir Gregory Turner Baronet, his eldest Son, as a Compensation for and in Satisfaction of his Claims on his said late Father’s Estate and Effects.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Paget.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. London.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Edgecumbe.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Hyde.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Lyttelton.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Boston.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Chester.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 22d Day of this instant April, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and, Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places, for establishing a Nightly Watch, and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town.”

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.

King’s Lynn Harbour, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn, and of the Bridgemen conducing Gangs of Lighters or Barges to and from the same; and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the said Port, and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Green’s Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Brighthelmstone Paving, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled “An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future; for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns in order to fender the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and for laying a Duty thereon; and for other Purposes.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Sir Thomas Miller’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

M’Culloch’s Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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.

Stockport Rectory Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Stockport, in the County of Chester for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands, and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson, present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

East Cottingwith Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Burstwick and Skeckling Enclosure Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Houghton cum Witton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, Township, and Liberties of Houghton cum Witton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Walsgrave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave, otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ross Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Broad Sibford and Burdrup Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts, of Broad Sibford, other Sibford Gower, and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

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 Seven 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.

Blewett against Millett.

Upon reading the Petition, and Appeal of John Blewett Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, of the 17th of December 1772, which is not yet enrolled; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, 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 Humphry Millett may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Humphry Millett may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 15th of this instant April.

Coltavr against Fraser.

A Petition of John Coltart Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Fraser Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the original Action on which this Appeal is founded, was brought by the Petitioner in the Court of Session in Scotland, for declaring that Part of the Respondent’s Estate was Third or Bound to pay certain Quantities of Grain or Flour for grinding Corn at the Petitioner’s Mill; that the Court of Session gave Judgement against the Petitioner, whereupon he brought his Appeal to their Lordships the Beginning of this Session; that sometime ago the Petitioner discovered where certain Writings or Deeds are, that will demonstratively prove his Claim, and some of these in the Respondent’s own Possession, for Exhibition of which he immediately brought the proper Action in the Court of Session, and was in Hopes to have got Judgement in his Favours during the last Term, which ended only within these few Days, but the necessary Forms of the Court has delayed it till next Term in June; that the Petitioner apprehends it might be of great Detriment to him to go to the Hearing of this Appeal till the aforesaid Writings are exhibited and shewn: The Respondent cannot suffer the lead Detriment from a Delay, he being at present in the full Possession and Enjoyment of every Thing claimed by the Appellant, and will continue his Possession till this Appeal is heard and determined;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “In respect of what is above set forth, to postpone the Hearing of this Cause till next Session of Parliament.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in; and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament as desired.

Timber Trees better Preservation of, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods, and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants,”) to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Essex Gaol Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for raising a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.”

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.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 2o Aprilis 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Gloucester.Ds. Le Despencer.
Archiep. Ebor.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Duresm.Dux Grafton, C. P. S.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Winton.Dux Richmond.Ds. Craven.
Epus. Roffen.Dux Beaufort.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens.Dux St. Albans.Ds. Boyle.
Epus. Wigorn.Dux Bolton.Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Cicestrien.Dux Devonshire.Ds. Romney.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Marlborough.Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Oxon.Dux Athol.Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Portland.Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Asaphen.Dux Manchester.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Landaven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Bruce.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Newcastle.Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Northumberland.Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.March. Rockingham.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Peterborough.Ds. Pelham.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Milton.
Comes Carlisle.Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Camden.
Comes Coventry.Ds. Digby.
Comes Jersey.Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Helpringham 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 the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Fen, Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Helpringham, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H. C. to return Bowerbank’s Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Governor Johnstone and others:

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

Newark upon Trent, Corporation of, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the Borough of Newark upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham 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 Sale of certain Charity Estates therein mentioned, and for applying the Money to arise therefrom in the building of a Town Hall and Shambles, in the Town of Newark upon Trent; and in the purchasing of Lands and Hereditaments for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Town; and for opening the Avenues thereto; and for laying out the Residue of the Money in purchasing other Lands to be settled to the Charitable Uses therein mentioned.”

Whitton Enclosure Bill.

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

Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore 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 Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks,” was committed.

Preston Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Preston, in the County of Rutland,” was committed.

Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raiiu Money to Discharge the Proportion of the said North Level, in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland;” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands, lying in the Second District, in the said Act described,” was committed.

Cherill, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston 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 Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill, through Calne, to Studley Bridge, and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough, at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Wrotham Heath, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heathy to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to Foot’s Cray, and from the said Royal Oak, to the Town of Maidstone, in the said County,” was committed.

Roan’s Charity Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto:”

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

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

River Bure Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure, (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
Ld. Privy Seal.L. Abp. York.L. Willoughby Br.
D. Richmond.L. Bp. London.L. Paget.
D. Beaufort.L. Bp. Durham.L. Clifton.
D. St. Albans.L. Bp. Winchester.L. Craven.
D. Bolton.L. Bp. Rochester.L. Cathcart.
D. Devonshire.L. Bp. Ely.L. Boyle.
D. Marlborough.L. Bp. Worcester.L. Trevor.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Romney.
D. Portland.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Cadogan.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Godolphin.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Montford.
D. Newcastle.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Edgecumbe.
D. Northumberland.L. Bp. Landaff.L. Bruce.
M. Rockingham.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Ponsonby.
Ld. Steward.L. Bp. Chester.L. Hyde.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Walpole.
E. Exeter.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.L. Lyttelton.
E. Westmorland.L. Wycombe.
E. Peterborough.L. Scarsdale.
E. Sandwich.L. Boston.
E. Carlisle.L. Pelham.
E. Doncaster.L. Milton.
E. Rochford.L. Beaulieu.
E. Coventry.L. Vernon.
E. Jersey.L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.L. Digby.
E. Loudoun.L. Sundridge.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankervill.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bristol.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Keer.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Irwin.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Hardingston to Old Strafford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, 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.

Plate Glass Manufactories, to incorporate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories, within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan, in a peculiar Manner, calculated for the casting of large Plate Glass;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. Thanet to make a navigable Canal, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sackville Earl of Thanet to make a navigable Cut or Canal, from a Place called The Spring, lying near Skipton Castle, in the County of York, to join to and communicate with the navigable Canal from Leeds to Liverpoole, in a Close called Hebble End Close, in the Township of Skipton, in the said County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called King’s Delph and Eight Roods, and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in a certain Place called Farcett Fen adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village or Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

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

Hackonby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackonby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heath, in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid.”

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.

Heron et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Heron Esquire, on Behalf of himself and his infant Son 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 the Division, Allotment, and Appropriation, of several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Leicester, Nottingham, and Lincoln, the Estates of Thomas Heron Esquire, whereof he is either Tenant for Life under different Settlements, or whereunto he is entitled, to him and his Heirs in Fee-Simple.”

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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 Plate; and to adjourn as they please.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Countess of Wemyss Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street Gentleman, maybe permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Janet Countess Dowager, of Wemyss, on Account of her Appeal depending in this House, she residing in Scotland:”

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

Wade to enter into a Recognizance on Blewett’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Charles Wade of Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Blewett Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in the Country:”

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

Timber Trees, better Preservation of, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods, and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants,”) to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newcastle under Line, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burstem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitgreave Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice letca est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whitgreave, in the County of Stafford.”

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. Anguish and Mr. Leeds:

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

Roan’s Charity, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to empower the Feoffees 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 Fes, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Dissenting Ministers and others, Petition against the Bill.

A Petition of a great Number of Protestant Dissenting Ministers, and others of His Majesty’s Protestant Subjects who dissent from the Church of England, was presented and read, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, “for the further Relief of His Majesty’s Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England and praying, “That the said Bill may not pais into a Law, and that they may have such other Relief as their Lordships shall think fit:”

Whereupon, Mr. Langford, an Anabaptist Minister, was called in, and examined upon Oath at the Bar, in relation to some of the Persons who signed the same.

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Dissenters, Relief of, Bill rejected.

The Order of the Day for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the further Relief of His Majesty’s Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England;” and for the Lords to be summoned, was read.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill:”

Which being objected to:

After long Debate:

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected,

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 5o Aprilis 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses,Ds. Paget.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Athol.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Manchester.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Chandos.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stamford.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Doncaster.Ds. Boston.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Kerr.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS.

L. Edgecumbe takes the Oaths.

George Lord Edgecumbe took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Hay against M. Tweeddale.

After hearing counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Robert Hay Esquire is Appellant, and George Marquis of Tweeddale is Respondent:

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

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Governor Pownall and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return 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 Fes, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bethnal Green Workhouse said Poor Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act to enable the Inhabitants, of the Parish of Saint Matthew Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex, to pay Debts already contracted in finishing and furnishing their Workhouse, and on Account of the Poor of the said Parish, and for their further Relief;” to which Chey desire the Concurrence of this House.

Haverhill to Reder of Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the present Turnpike Road at Haverhill, to Redcross, in the Parish of Shelford, in the County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Messages from H. C. to return Gisburn Hospital Bill.

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

To return 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 Gisburn 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 Master, of the Scholars and poor People the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus, to carry into Execution an Agreement with the Reverend Henry Howgill of Hornby Grange, 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;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Turner Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for effecting an Exchange of Lands between Charles Turner Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Trinity College in Cambridge;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Beckford, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, and certain Lot Ground, within the several Villages or Townships of Beckford, Grafton, Ashton under Hill, and Bengrove, in the Parish of Beckford, and County of Gloucester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Dean and Chapter of Worcester’s Enclosure of Lands, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Premises in the County of Worcester, for other Lands and Premises in the said County, belonging to Thomas Foley Esquire;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Land, called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor, and Parish of Kinver otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. London.L. Willoughby Br.
D. AtholL. Bp. Ely.L. Paget.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Edgecombe.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Chester.L. Sandys.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Walpole.
E. Sandwich.L. Mansfield.
E. Doncaster.L. Lyttelton.
E. Abcrcon.L. Boston.
E. Loudoun.L. Camden.
E. March.
E. Marchmont
E. Rosebery.
E. Kerr.
E. Bucks.
E. Ilchester.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth:
V. Wentworth.

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

Sedbergh Grammar School Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Commitees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governors of the Free Grammar School of Edward the Sixth late King of England, in the Town of Sedbergh, in the County of York, to, convey certain Lands and Possessions of the said School therein mentioned, in Weston, in the, Said County, to Walter Vavasour of Weston aforesaid Esquire, in Exchange for other Lands in the said Parish of Sedbergh, of greater Value, to be conveyed to and held by them respectively, to the Uses and upon the Trusts 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 Contents 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.

Newbold upon Avon, and Long Lawford Heath, Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heathy in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid,” 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.”

King’s Delph and Eight Roads, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds called King’s Delph and Eight Roods, and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in a certain Place called Farcett Fen adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon,” was committed.

Hackonby 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 Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackney, in the County of Lincoln,” was committed.

River Bure Navigation Bill.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk,” 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.”

Essex Gaol Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for railing a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex,” was committed.

Birmingham Streets, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham; and for cleaning and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen em ployed in the said Town,” was committed.

Hardingston to Old Start ford Road Bill.

The Lord Boston also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for repairing and widening the Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said County,” was committed.

Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the Said County.”

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

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

Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field, and the Commons, Common of Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick, in the County of York.”

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

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

E. Thanet to make a Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sackville Earl of Thanet, to make a navigable Cut or Canal from a Place called The Spring, lying near Skipton Castle, in the County of York, to join to and communicate with the navigable Canal from Leeds to Liverpool, in a Close called Hobble End Close, in the Townships of Skipton, in the said County of York.”

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

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

Plate Glass Manufactories, to incorporate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan, in a peculiar Manner calculated for the casting of large Plate Glass.”

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

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

Helpringham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, Common Fen, Cow Pasture, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Helpringham, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

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

Newark upon Trent, Safe of Charity Estates in, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice Lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Charity Elates therein mentioned, and to apply the Money to arise therefrom in the building of a Town Hall and Shambles in the Town of Newark upon Trent; and in the purchasing of Lands and Hereditaments for enlarging the Church Yard of the said Town, and for opening the Avenues thereto; and for laying out the Residue of the Money in purchasing other Lands to be settled to the charitable Uses 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 the Second Day or Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Harpham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture and other Grounds, within the Parish of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

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

Corn, to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation, and Exportation of Corn,” be printed.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 6o Aprilis 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestrien.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Lincoln.Dux Atholl.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Stamford.Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Marchmont.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Rosebery.Ds. Mansfield.
Viscount Wentworth.Ds. Boston.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hay against M. Tweeddale.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Robert Hay Esquire, Second Son now alive of Alexander Hay of Drummelzier Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 20th of June 1771; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 19th of February 1772; 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 George Marquis of Tweeddale, 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby affirmed.

Plate Glass Manufacturers, to incorporate, Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers, for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan in a peculiar Manner, calculated for the calling of large Plate Glass,” 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.”

Livingstone against Warrock.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Livingstone Esquire of Westquarter is Appellant, and James Warrock is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Bruce against Carstairs.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Miss Anna Bruce is Appellant, and James Bruce Carstairs of Kinross Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Thursday next, be put off to Tuesday the 4th Day of May next.

Sedbergh Grammar School Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Governors of the Free Grammar School of Edward the Sixth late King of England, in the Town of Sedbergh, in the County of York, to exchange certain Lands and Possessions of the said School therein mentioned, with Walter Vavasour of Weston, in the said County Esquire, for other Lands in the Parish of Sedbergh aforesaid, of greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Whitton Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Essex Gaol Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for railing a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.”

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 precede-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.

Harpham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Durham,” was committed.

Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field, and the Commons, Common of Pasture and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick, in the County of York,” was committed.

Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Land called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver other wife Kinfare, in the County of Stafford,” was committed.

Durham to Tyne Bridge, Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham to Tyne Bridge, 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.”

Hardingston to Old Stratford Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bedford Level Drainage Act, to amend, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made, in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level, in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wrotham Heath, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to Foot’s Cray, and from the said Royal Oak to the Town of Maidstone, in the said County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cherill, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill, through Calne to Studley Bridge, and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birmingham Streets. &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hackonby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackonby, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

King’s Delph and Eight Roods, &c. Damage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds called King’s Delph and Eight Roods; and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds in a certain Place called Farcett Fen adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Newbold upon Avon and Long Lawford Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heath, in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

River Bure Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Lanchester Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Plate Glass Manufacturers, to incorporate, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan, in a peculiar Manner calculated for the casting of large Plate Glass.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kinfare and Compton Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common, or Parcel of Waste Land, called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver, otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harpham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Skipton and Kildwick Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field, and the Commons, Common of Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick. in the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Durham to Tyne Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County.”

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 Seventeen 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.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Gregge to take the Name of Hopwood.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by (fn. 2) Sir Harbord Harford and others:

To return the 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 use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Cartwight’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for nominating a Person in the Room of Thomas Cartwright Esquire deceased, to join with Elizabeth Cartwright Widow, in directing the Sale of such Part or Parts of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright deceased, as they shall think proper, for railing Five thousand seven hundred Pounds; and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Theobald’s Bill.

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

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

Beckford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, and certain Lot Ground, within the several Villages or Townships of Beckford, Grafton, Ashton under Hill, and Bengrove, in the Parish of Beckford, and County of Gloucester.”

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

D. Athol.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Clifton.
E. Stamford.L. Bp. Lincoln.L. Cathcart.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Sandys.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Hyde.
E. Rosebery.L. Walpole.
V. WentworthL. Mansfield.
V. Dudley & Ward.L. Boston.

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.

Spelman’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled; “An Act for Sale of the Settled Estate of Henry Spelman Clerk, in the County of Norfolk; and for other Purposes 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 the 3d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adderley’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Charles Bowser Adderley Esquire, in the Parishes of Hanbury and Leigh, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Incumbrances affecting the same; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments to be settled to the like Uses.”

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

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

Heron’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the Division, Allotment, and Appropriation of several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Leicester, Nottingham, and Lincoln, the Estates of Thomas Heron Esquire, whereof he is either Tenant for Life, under different Settlements, or whereunto he is entitled, to him and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple.”

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 4th Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Child et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Smith Child and Margaret his Wife, for themselves and on Behalf of their Infant Children; 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 vesting Part of the Settled Estate of Smith Child Gentleman, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to pay off the Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Robins against Coope.

Upon reading the Petition of John Coope, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Robins 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 Petitioner do forthwith enter a Nonpros. 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 Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Stirlings against Roebuck et al.

A Petition of William and Andrew Stirling, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Roebuck and others are Respondents, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioners lately entered their Appeal to their Lordships from certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland; that no Appearance hath been made for the Respondents in the said Appeal, nor any Answer put in for them; and the Appellants being now advised to withdraw their said Appeal, most humbly prays their Lordships that they may be permitted to withdraw the same.”

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioners was called in, and heard at the Bar:

And being withdrawn:

Appeal with drawn.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Terms and Powers of Two several Acts, made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Town of Bromsgrove, to the Town of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, and from the said Town of Bromsgrove to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick,” so far as the said Acts relate to the repairing of the said Road leading from the Town of Dudley.”

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.

Cade’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 Philip Cade Esquire with Catharine Whitworth 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. Bearcroft appearing as Counsel for the Bill, but no Counsel appearing against it:

Francis Gregg was called, in order to prove the Service of the Order; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he served Mrs. Cade personally 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, and that the then declared to him, the should not oppose the Bill.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

Then Mr. Bearcroft was heard in Support of the Bill; and to make out the Allegations thereof, and in Order to prove the Marriage, called Bernard Grey, Assistant Parish Clerk of Greenwich; who, being sworn, produced the Original Book of Registers of Marriages in the said Parish, and read an Entry therein, whereby it appeared that Mr. Cade was married to Mrs. Cade on the 27th of February 1766.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Gregg was again called in; and, being examined, acquainted the House, “That Mr. Cade had Two Children by Mrs. Cade, (videlicet), Salisbury and Catherine; that he went with Mrs. Cade’s Father on the 3d of July 1771 to Mr. Cade’s House, and that they brought Mrs. Cade from her Husband’s House to her Father’s, and that he believes they have not cohabited together since that Time.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then John Traverton was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he was a Car penter and lived at Pinner; that he knows Mrs. Cade; that he first saw her in November 1771, when her Father took a Lodging for her at his House, on Account of her having differed with her Husband, as he said; that Mrs. Cade continued to lodge with him till the 5th of January 1772, and that the was visited by her Relations and Friends during that Time; that Mrs. Cade left his Lodgings on the 5th of January 1772, and returned to them in April following, and brought Lord Aylmer with her; and that they lived together as Man and Wife, and lay in the same Bed together; that One Morning, looking in a Closet next to their Bed Chamber for Some Books, the Door of it into their Bed Chamber being open, he saw them in Bed together; that Mrs. Cade continued at his House till the 5th of June 1772, but that Lord Aylmer went away a Month before that Time; that he afterwards went with Lord Aylmer to his House in Gloucestershire, where he found Mrs. Cade; and that during his Stay, there, which was about Four or Five Months, Lord Aylmer and Mrs. Cade lived together as Man and Wife.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Travertin, Wife of the last Witness, was called in; and, being sworn, acquainted the House, “That, upon Mrs. Cade’s bringing Lord Aylmer to her House, the told the Witness, that the was married to his Lordship; that they lived together as Man and Wife; that the has seen them frequently in Bed together; that One Night, Mrs. Cade being ill, she, the Witness, was called up by Lord Aylmer to her Assistance.”

She was directed to withdraw.

Then John Phillips, Deputy Keeper of the Records in the Court of King’s Bench, was called in; and, being sworn, produced at the Bar the Original Record of the Judgement of the said Court against the said Lord Aylmer for Criminal Conversation with the said Mrs. Cade.

And the same was read.

He 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 the said Mrs. Cade for Adultery with the said Lord Aylmer, dated the 9th of February last.

And the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then William Hagen Esquire was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, “That he lived next Door to Mr. Cade, and was very intimate with him; that he knows Mr. Cade and his Wife were parted in June 1771; that he believes Mr. Cade has not cohabited with his Wife since their parting; that he has seen (fn. 3) them every Day almost since their parting, but that he never heard of their cohabiting together since.”

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel was 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 Mercurii, septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora, undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 7o Aprilis 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Paget.
Epus. Oxon.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Asaphen.Comes Marchmont.Ds. Sandys.
Comes Pomfret.Ds. Walpole.
Viscount Falmouth.Ds. Scarsdale.
Viscount WentworthDs. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.

PRAYERS.

Petersham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, lighting, and watching the Highways or Roads, within the Town, Village, or Chapelry of Petersham, in the County of Surrey;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hampton to Staines Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Guide Post at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cox’s Museum Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling James Cox Jeweller, to dispose of his Museum, commonly called Cox’s Museum, by Way of Chance, in such Manner as may be most for the Benefit of himself and his Creditors;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Forth and Clyde, Navigation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Powers of Two Acts, made in the Eighth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the Firth or River of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the County of Dumbarton; and also a collateral Cut from the same to the City of Glasgow; and for making a navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said Canal, at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Preston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Township of Prison in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Little Stukely Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Little Stukely in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mercers Company Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr Cawne, from the Mercers Company attended:”

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

“The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1771 to the 10th of October 1772, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by Two Acts, One of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;” and the other of the 4th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other. Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof, being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie on the Table.

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“His Majesty not thinking fit to he 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 Out 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 extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods, and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants,”) to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam” “An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn, and of the Bridgemen conducting Gangs of Lighters or Barges to and from the same; and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the said Port; and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein.” “An Act for raising a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.” “An Act to incorporate certain Persons therein named, and their Successors, with proper Powers for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories, within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan, in a peculiar Manner calculated for the calling of large Plate Glass.” “An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing, the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for” the future; for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns, in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and for laying, a Duty thereon; and for other Purposes.” “An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham; and for cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages. there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town.” “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation; and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for One more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland,” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described. An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall to Aylsham Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.” “An Act for enlarging the Term, and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford.” “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line, to Hassop; and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burstem and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.” “An Act for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent; and from thence to Foot’s Cray; and from the said Royal Oak to the Town of Mardstone, in the said County.” “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill, through Calne to Studley Bridge; and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts.” “An Act for continuing the Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said County.” “An Act tor enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County.” “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.” “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Premises in the County of Worcester, for other Lands and Premises in the said County, belonging to Thomas Foley Esquire.” “An Act to empower the Wardens, Preceptor, or Master of the Scholars, and Poor People of the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus, in Gisburn 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 Master of the Scholars, and Poor People of 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.” “An Act for effecting an Exchange of Lands between Charles Turne Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Trinity College, in Cambridge.” “An Act for nominating a Person in the Room of Thomas Cartwright Esquire deceased, to join with Elizabeth Cartwright Widow, in directing the Sale of such Part or Parts of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright deceased, as they shall think proper, for raising Five thousand seven hundred Pounds; and for other Purposes.” “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 Roid; 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.” “An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Stockport, in the County of Chester, for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Restory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid.” “An Act for dividing, and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstiick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, and Township, and Liberties of Houghton cum Witton, in the County of Huntingdon.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave, otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Broad Sibford, otherwise Sibford Gower, and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.” “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open of Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whilgreave, in the County of Stafford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Whitton, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Commonable Fields, Meadows, Lands, and Waste Grounds, of, within, and belonging to, the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Preston, in the County of Rutland.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heath, in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackonby, in the County of Lincoln.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called King’s Delph and Eight Roods; and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in a certain Place called Farcett Fen adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Forcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Trasts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester, in the County Palatine of Durham.” “An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Land, called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor and Parish of Kinver, otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture and other Grounds, within the Township of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field and the Commons, Common of Pasture and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick, in the County of York.” “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.” “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 use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased.” And albeit, the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Oar 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 seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our laid 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, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, William Lord Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and 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 Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventh Day of April, 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 extend the Provisions of an Act, made in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, (intituled, “An Act for the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods, and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants,”) to Poplar, Alder, Maple, Larch, and Hornbeam.”

“2. An Act for the better Regulation and Government of the Pilots conducting Ships and Vessels to and out of the Port of King’s Lynn, and of the Bridgemen conducting Gangs of Lighters or Barge to and from the same, and for laying down Moorings in the Harbour of the Said Port, and for preventing Mischiefs by Fire therein.”

“3. An Act for raising a further Sum of Money for the Purpose of rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex.”

“4. An Act to incorporate Certain Persons, therein named, and their successors, with proper Powers, for the Purpose of establishing One or more Glass Manufactories within the Kingdom of Great Britain, and for the more effectually supporting and conducting the same upon an improved Plan, in a peculiar Manner calculated for the calling of large Plate Glass.”

“5. An Act for paving, lighting, and cleaning the Streets, Lanes, and Places, within the Town of Brighthelmstone, in the County of Sussex; for remove ing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future; for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town; for building and repairing Groyns, in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload and land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and for laying a Duty thereon: and for other Purposes.”

“6. An Act to amend an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for laying open and widening certain Ways and Passages within the Town of Birmingham, and for cleaning and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Ways, and Passages there; and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein; and for widening certain other Streets and Places; for establishing a Nightly Watch; and for regulating Carts and Carmen employed in the said Town.”

“7. An Act tor amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln; and for enabling the Proprietors of Lands in the North Level, Part of the said Great Level, to raise Money, to discharge the Proportion of the said North Level in the Debts of the said Corporation and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level; and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level and divers Lands adjoining thereto, in the Manor of Crowland;” so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands lying in the Second District in the said Act described.”

“8. An Act for making and extending the Navigation of the River Bure, (commonly called The North River), by and from Coltishall, to Aylsliam Bridge, in the County of Norfolk.”

“9. An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the several Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford.”

“10. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop, and from Middle bills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton; and also the Road branching out of the first-mentioned Road at Cobridge to Burslem, and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton, in the County of Stafford;” and for amending several other Roads adjoining thereto.”

“11. An Act tor repairing the Road from the Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to Foot’s Cray; and from the said Royal Oak to the Town of Maidstone in the said County.”

“12. An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Road from Cherill, through Calne, to Studley Bridge, and from Cherill to the Three Mile Borrough at the Top of Cherill Hill, in the County of Wilts.”

“13. An Act for continuing Term and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing and widening the Road from the Way Post in the Parish of Hardingston, in the County of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said County.”

“14. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, “for repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham, in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County.”

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

Le Roy le veult.

“15. An Act for vesting certain Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Oxford, Derks, 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.”

“16. An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester to make and, establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Premises, in the County of Worcester, for other Lands and Premises, in the said County, belonging to Thomas Foley Esquire.”

“17. An Act to empower the Wardens, Preceptor, or Master, of the Scholars and Poor People of the Alms House or Hospital of Jesus, in Gisburn, 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 Courty, Esquire, and his Heirs; and to enable the said Wardens, Preceptor, or Master of the Scholars and Poor People of 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.”

“18. An Act for effecting an Exchange of Lands between Charles Turner Esquire, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Trinity College, in Cambridge.”

“19. An Act for nominating a Person in the Room of Thomas Cartwright Esquire deceased, to join with Elizabeth Cartwright Widow, in directing the Sale of such Part or Parts of the Settled Estates of the said Thomas Cartwright deceased, as they shall think proper, for raising Five thousand seven hundred Pounds, and for other Purposes.”

“20. An Act to enable James Theobald Esquire to carry into Execution an Agreement for Sale of certain Hereditaments, situate at White Woltham, 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.”

“21. An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish Church of Stockport, in the County of Chester, for the Time being, to grant Leases of Part of the Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory, and to exchange Part of the said Glebe Lands and other Lands in the Township of Stockport aforesaid, between Sir George Warren Knight of the Bath, Patron of the Advowson of the said Rectory, and John Watson, present Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Stockport aforesaid.”

“22. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Pasture Grounds, Ings, and Common or Waste Ground, within the Township of East Cottingwith, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“23. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow, and Pasture Grounds, within the Town and Territories of Burstwick and Skeckling, in the Parish of Skeckling cum Burstwick, in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“24. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Commons, within the Manor, Parish, Township, and Liberties of Houghton cum Witton, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Township of Walsgrave otherwise Falsgrave, in the Parish of Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York.”

“26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts, of Broad Sibford otherwise Sibford Gower, and Burdrup, in the Parish of Swalcliffe, in the County of Oxford.”

“27. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, the Open or Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Places, and other Lands and Grounds, within the Township of Whitgreave, in the County of Stafford.”

“28. An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Whitton, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields of Newbold upon Avon, in the County of Warwick, and Long Lawford Heath, in the Parish of Newbold aforesaid.”

“31. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadow Grounds, and Common Fens, in the Parish of Hackonby, in the County of Lincoln.”

“32. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Wastes, and Common Fields, in the Parishes of Tingewick and Radclive cum Chackmore, in the County of Bucks.”

“33. An Act tor draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, called King’s Delph and Eight Roods, and also other Fen Lands and Low Grounds in a certain Place called Farcett Fen adjoining thereto, lying near to the Hamlet and Village of Farcett and Standground, in the County of Huntingdon.”

“34. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Tracts of Waste Land, within the Parish and Manor of Lanchester in the County Palatine of Durham.”

“35. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting, a certain Common or Parcel of Waste Land, called Kinfare and Compton Common, within the Manor and Parish of Kinven otherwise Kinfare, in the County of Stafford.”

“36. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Arable Fields, Parcels of Meadow or Pasture, and other Grounds, within the Township of Harpham, in the Parish of Agnes-Burton, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“37. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open Field, and the Commons, Common of Pasture, and Waste Grounds, within the Parishes of Skipton and Kildwick, in the County of York.”

“38. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Featherston Bowerbank with Anne Jane Bennett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“39. 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 use, the Surname of Hopwood, and to bear and quarter the Arms of Hopwood, pursuant to the Will of Robert Hopwood deceased.”

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 wis resumed.

E. Thanet to make a Canal Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sackville Earl of Thanet to make a navigable Cut or Canal from a Place called The Spring, lying near Skipton Castle, in the County of York, to join to and communicate with the navigable Canal from Leeds to Liverpoole, in a Close called Hebble End Close, in the Township of Skipton, in the said County of York,” 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.”

Beckford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and all other Commonable Lands, and certain Lot Ground, within the several Villages or Townships of Beckford, Grafton, Ashton Underbill, and Bengrove, in the Parish of Beckford and County of Gloucester,” 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 an) Amendment.”

Child’s Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estate of Smith Child Gentleman, in the County of Stafford, in Trustees, to be sold, to raise Money to pay off the Incumbrances charged upon and affecting the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

E. Abercorn.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Paget.
E. Marchmont.L. Bp. Oxford.L. Cathcart.
E. Pomfret.L. Bp. St. Asaph.L. Sandys.
V. Falmouth.L. Walpole.
V. WentworthL. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess a Easter, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers: and to, adjourn as they please.

Cade’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 Philip Cade Esquire with Catharine Whitworth 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 Viscount Wentworth reported from the Committee, “That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same.”

Ordered, That the said Report be received on the First Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter.

Donaldsons against Becket et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Alexander Bonaldson and John Donaldson are Appellants, and Thomas Becket and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for Wednesday the 21st of this instant April, be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin, the Lord Cholmondeley. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 34, p. 248. a.
2 Origin. Mr. Harbord. Vide Journals of H. C. Vol. 34. p. 261 a.
3 Sic.