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

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 33: May 1773, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 33: 1770-1773 (1767-1830), pp. 626-640. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113583 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 3o Maii 1773.
Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage; Report from the Committee on. The Title and Dignity adjudged to the Claimant. Hampton to Staines Road Bill. Petersham Roads Bill. Preston Enclosure Bill. Child’s Bill. Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill. Message from H. C. to return Green Divorce Bill. Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill. Bastard Children Bill. Newton against Newton and Lee. Bruce against Carstairs. Cox’s Museum Bill. Firth and Clyde Navigation Bill. Montgomery &c. Road Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill. Roan’s Charits Bill. Gott against Filmer et al. Cross Appeal. Temple Sowerby Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 4o Maii 1773.
Filmer et al. against Gott. Gott against Filmer et al. Hornby and Tatham Manor, Bill. Billers takes the Oaths for Ins Naturalization. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Groppenhall and Latchford Enclosure Bill. Child’s Bill. Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill. Heron’s Bill. Message to H. C. with the Three preceding Bills. Petersham Roads Bill. Hampton to Staines Road Bills. Preston Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill. Billers’s Nat. Bill. Thorp Mandeville Rectory Bill. Green’s Divorce Bill, Amendments agreed to. Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 5o Maii 1773.
Bruce against Carstairs. Newton against Newton and Lee. Causes put off. Stoke and Brandon Rivers, &c. Drainage Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 6o Maii 1773.
E. Litchfield takes his Seat. Newton against Newton and Lee. Judgement. Newark upon Trent Town Hall and Shambles, &c. Bill. Billers Nat. Bill. Exeter Road and Bridge Bill. Stamford, &c. Road Bill. Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill. Stoke and Brandon Rivers, &c. Drainage Bill. Holme Enclosure Bill. Drax Enclosure Bill. D. Beaufort Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Hornby and Tatham Manors Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill. Groppenhall and Latchford Enclosure Bill. Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Temple Sowerby Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill. Bruce against Carstairs. Filmer et al. against Gott, et e con. Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill. Yaxley Drainage Bill. Galey Common Enclosure Bill. Culgaithe Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 7o Maii 1773.
Adderley’s Bill. Wales, to discourage frivolous Suits in, &c. Bill. Stanton Harcourt Enclosure Bill. Message from H. C. to return Healey’s Bill. Galey Common Enclosure Bill. Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill. Newark upon Trent, Town Hall and Shambles, &c. Bill. Billers Nat. Bill. Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills. Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill. Drax Enclosure Bill. Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill. Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill: Holme Enclosure Bill. Stamford, &c. Road Bill: Stoke and Brandon Rivers Drainage, &c. Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Seven preceding Bills. Yaxley Drainage Bill. Culgaithe Enclosure Bill. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 10o Maii 1773.
Madhouses, Regulation of, Bill. Tryful and Session Enclosure Bill. Llandovry Bridge, &c. Bill. Round Acton, &c. Enclosure Bill. Haltham cum Roughton Enclosure Bill. Bills passed by Commission. Wales, to discourage frivolous Suits in, Bill, &c. Adderley’s Bill. Message to H. C. with it. Galey Common Enclosure Bill. Culgaithe Enclosure Bill. Stanton Harcourt Enclosure Bill. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 3o Maii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Cathcart.
Dux Athol.Ds. Walpole.
Dux Chandos.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Exeter.Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Denbigh.Ds. Boston.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Poulet.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Kirkcudbright Claim of Peerage; Report from the Committee on.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of John Mac Clellan to His Majesty, claiming the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Kirkcudbright, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, with His Majesty’s Reference thereof to this House: “That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, and have heard Counsel for the Petitioner upon his Paid Claim; and, after full Consideration had of what was offered and produced in Evidence by the Counsel, have come to the following Resolution;” (videlicet),

“Resolved, That the Petitioner John Mac Clellan hath Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Kirkcudbright, claimed by his Petition.”

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

The Title and Dignity adjudged to the Claimant.

Resolved and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner John Mac Clellan hath Right to the Title, Honour, and Dignity of Lord Kirkcudbright, claimed by his Petition.

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

Hampton to Staines Road Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” 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.”

Petersham Roads Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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,” was committed.

Preston Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Township of Preston in Holdernesse, 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.”

Child’s Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ordered, That Henry Bushby, Joseph Philpot, Peter Renevouse, Benjamin Risden, Thomas Rolfe, James May, and John White, do attend this House, on Thursday next, to be sworn as Witnesses, in order to be examined before the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Mathew Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex, to pay Debts already contracted in finishing and furnishing their Work-house, and on Account of the Poor of the said Parish, and for their further Relief,” is reserred; and that the said several Persons above-named do attend the said Committee on Monday next, to be examined as Witnesses touching the said Bill; and also that the said James May do produce before the said Committee, the several Books made for the Relief and Maintenance of the Poor, from the Year 1762 to the present Time; as also any Book or Books which describe the Poor taken into the Poor House within the above Time; and that the said John While do produce before the said Committee the several Collecting Books which have been made out within the above Time.

Message from H. C. to return Green Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bastard Children Bill.

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

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

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

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Newton against Newton and Lee.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Newton of Irnham, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, is Appellant, and William Newton and Robert Lee are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

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 To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next.

Cox’s Museum Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Firth and Clyde Navigation Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act so 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 Carton, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Montgomery &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, and Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop;” and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lord have agreed to the Three preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

E. Scarbrough’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for discharging the Manor of Greensfield, and divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln, Part of the Estate of Richard Earl of Scarbrough, from the Uses, Estates, and Trusts, declared concerning the same by the Settlement executed previous to his Marriage with Barbara Countess of Scarbrough his Wife, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments of greater Value in Lieu thereof, to the like Uses.”

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

Ld. President.L. Bp. Ely.L. Le Despencer.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos.L. Walpole.
E. Exeter.L. Mansfield.
E. Denbigh.L. Lyttelton.
E. Westmorland.L. Boston.
E. Poulet.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.L. Camden.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday, the 18 the Day of this instant May, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Roan’s Charits Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, 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 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.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Gott against Filmer et al. Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of Henry Thomas Gott Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 12th of December 1770; and praying, “That the same may be reversed and set aside, or to make such Order in the Premises as the Nature and Circumstances of the Case may require; and that Edmund Filmer and Francis Filmer, and Dorothea, Mary, and Sarah Hugessen, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Edmund Filmer and Francis Filmer, and Dorothea, Mary, and Sarah Hugessen, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 17th Day of this instant May.

Temple Sowerby Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Tracts or Parcels of Common and Waste Ground, called and known by the respective Names of Temple Sowerby Moor, The Down Moor, The Whinns and Parson’s Close, within the Parish of Kirkby Thore, in the County of Westmorland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 4o Maii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Achiep. Cantuar.Ds Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Eliens.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Petriburg.Dux Athal.Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Cestrien.Dux Manchester.Ds. Wycombe.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Dux Chandos.Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland
Comes Poulet.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ilchester.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Courtenay.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Filmer et al. against Gott.

The Answer of Henry Thomas Gott Esquire, to the Appeal of Edmund Filmer Clerk and others, was this Day brought in:

Gott against Filmer et al.

As was also, the Answer of Edmund Filmer Clerk and others, to the Cross Appeal of Henry Thomas Gott Esquire.

Hornby and Tatham Manor, Bill.

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

Billers takes the Oaths for Ins Naturalization.

William Billers took the Oaths in order to his Naturalization.

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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 Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley,” 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.”

Groppenhall and Latchford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for severing, dividing, enclosing, and allotting, divers Parcels of Common or Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Groppenhall and Latchford, in the County Palatine of Chester,” 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.”

Child’s Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Gregory Turner’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Heron’s Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative;

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

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

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

Petersham Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hampton to Staines Road Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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.”

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 and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Township of Preston in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
D. Athol.L. Bp. Ely.L. Walpole.
D. Manchester.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Lyttelton.
D. Chandos.L. Bp. Chester.L. Wycombe.
E. Suffolk.L. Bp. Litch & Cov.L. Boston.
E. Denbigh.L. Vernon.
E. Westmorland
E. Poulet.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Ilchester.
V. Hereford.
V. Say. & Sele.
V. Irwin.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Courtenay.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Billers’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Billers an Infant.”

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.

Thorp Mandeville Rectory Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the 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 Restory 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 Tythes; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.”

Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was read a Second Time accordingly.

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

Their Lordships, of any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 19th Day of this instant May, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Green’s Divorce Bill, Amendments agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Green Clerk with Elizabeth Green his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

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

To acquaint them therewith.

Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn;” and for the Lords to be summoned:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

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.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 5o Maii 1773.

Domini tam (fn. 1) Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Gower, Præses.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Boston.
Comes Rochford.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.

PRAYERS

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Bruce against Carstairs.

The Answer of James Bruce Carstairs of Kinross Esquire, to the Appeal of Miss Anna Bruce, Daughter of the deceased Sir John Bruce of Kinross Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Newton against Newton and Lee.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein John Newton of Irnham, in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, is Appellant, and William Newton and Robert Lee, are Respondents:

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

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Cause which stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Stoke and Brandon Rivers, &c. Drainage Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it.

The Lord Hyde, as Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Levels between certain Old Rivers or Drains called Stoke River and Brandon River; and a certain Level or District called Feltwell New District, and the Hardlands of Woodhall in Helgay, and Helgay, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk,” was pleased to consent (as sir as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 6o Maii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Dux Athol.Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Meneven.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Comes Westmorland.Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Litchfield.Ds. Boston.
Comes Strathmore.Ds. Vernon.
Comes Abercorn.Ds. Camden.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

E. Litchfield takes his Seat.

This Day Robert Earl of Litchfield sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Nephew George Henry Earl of Litchfield; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Newton against Newton and Lee.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Newton of Irnham in the County of Lincoln Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 18th Day of July 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, 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 William Newton and Robert Lee, put in lo the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, “That the said Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same is hereby reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Appellant is entitled to the Twelve hundred Pounds in the Pleadings mentioned: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Respondents do pay, or cause to be paid to the Appellant, Twelve hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the Death of Mary Messenger: And it is further Ordered, That the Court of Chancery do give all necessary and proper Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Newark upon Trent Town Hall and Shambles, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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,” 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.

Billers Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Billers an Infant,” 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.”

Exeter Road and Bridge Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned” was Committed.

Stamford, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North Turnpike Road near Scot Gate otherwise Scot Gate, in the Town of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, to Oakham, in the County of Rutland; and from Oakham, through Burley, to a Gate on the North Side of a certain Close in the said Lordship of Burley called Booth’s Close, adjoining to the Open Fields of Cottesmore, m the said County of Rutland,” was committed.

Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick respectively,” was committed.

Stoke and Brandon Rivers, &c. Drainage Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, between certain Old Rivers or Drains called Stoke River and Brandon River, and a certain Level or District called Feltwell New District, and the Hard Lands of Woodhall in Helgay, and Helgay, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk,” 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.”

Holme Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings, or Meadow Grounds, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of Holme upon Spalding Moor, in the Eail Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

Drax Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Viscount Wentworth also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, within the Township and Parish of Drax, in the West Riding of the County of York,” was committed.

D. Beaufort Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Beaufort, for and on Behalf of himself and his Three Infant Sons; 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 Estates strictly entailed by the Will of the Most Noble Charles Noel late Duke of Beaufort, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Monmouth, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Hornby and Tatham Manors Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, enabling the several Fee-Farm and Customary Tenants, within the Honour, Manor, and Lordship of Hornby, and Manor of Tatham, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to purchase the Timber Trees and Underwoods growing upon their respective Tenements, and for vesting the sole Property thereof in them respectively, and extinguishing the Customary Right of the other Tenants therein; and for releasing and extinguishing the Freehold, Fee-farm, and Customary Rents, Boons, Fines, and other Services of Right due and accustomed for the Tenements of such of the said Tenants who have executed the said Articles of Agreement, and of such who shall, within the Time limited by this Act, (fn. 2) to come in and purchase their Timber, Trees, Woods, and Underwoods, Rents, Boons, Fines, and Franchisements, with such Exceptions and Reservations only as are in this Act 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 Mr. Holford and Mr. Harris:

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

Corn, Importation and Exportation of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Groppenhall and Latchford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for severing, dividing, enclosing, and allotting, divers Parcels of Common or Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Groppenhall and Latchford, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

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

It was resolved m the Affirmative.

Bromsgrove, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 repaying 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 Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley.”

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 Three 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.

Temple Sowerby Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “Act Act for dividing and enclosing several Traces or Parcels of Common and Waste Ground, called and known by the respective Names of Temple Sowerby Moor, the Down Moor, the Whinns, and Parson’s Close, within the Parish of Kirkby Thore, in the County of Westmorland.”

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

D. Athol.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Willoughby Br.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Mansfield.
E. Litchfield.L. Boston.
E. Strathmore.L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Aylesford.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

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 To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next.

Filmer et al. against Gott, et e con.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Edmund Filmer Clerk and others are Appellants, and Henry Thomas Gott is Respondent, et e contra:

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

Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on. Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea, to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free.”

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.

Yaxley Drainage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parish of Taxley, in the County of Huntingdon;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time:

Galey Common Enclosure Bill.

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

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

Culgaithe Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Culgaithe, in the County of Cumberland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regii declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, septimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Veneris, 7o Maii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cicestrien.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Beaulieu.
Epus. Cestrien.Comes Westmorland.Ds. Camden.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.

PRAYERS.

Adderley’s Bill.

The Earl of Westmorland reported from the Lord’s Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Mates of Charles Bowyer 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,” 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.

Wales, to discourage frivolous Suits in, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to discourage the Practice of commencing frivolous and vexatious Suits in His Majesty’s Courts at Westminster, in Causes of Action arising within the Dominion of Wales; and for further regulating the Proceedings in the Courts of Great Sessions in Wales;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Stanton Harcourt Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Stanton Harcourt, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wooten Fitz-pain, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset; and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Galey Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common or Waste Land called Galey Common, lying within the Manor or Lordship of Galey, in the County of Stafford.”

Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Newark upon Trent, Town Hall and Shambles, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a 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.”.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Billers Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing William Billers, an Infant.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Tea exported to America, Drawback of the Duties on, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on, Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Drax Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, within the Township and Parish of Drax, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stourbridge, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Exeter Roads and Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter, and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holme Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings, or Meadow Grounds and Commons, or Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of Holme upon Spalding Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North Turnpike Road near Scot Gate, otherwise Scot Gate, in the Town of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, to Oakham, in the County of Rutland; and from Oakham, through Burley, to a Gate on the North Side of a certain Close, in the said Lordship of Burley, called Booth’s Close, adjoining to the Open Fields of Cottesmore, in the said County of Rutland.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stoke and Brandon Rivers Drainage, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, between certain old Rivers or Drains called Stoke River and Brandon River, and a certain Level or District called Feltwell New District, and the Hardlands of Woodhall in Helgay, and Helgay, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.”

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.

Yaxley Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more effectual draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds in the Parish of Yaxley, in the County of Huntingdon.”

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

E. Denbigh.L. Bp. Ely.L. Walpole.
E. Westmorland.L. Bp. Chichester.L. Beaulieu.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Chester.L. Camden.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Falmouth.

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

Culgaithe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Culgaithe, in the County of Cumberland.”

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein William Bolts Esquire is Appellant, and His Majesty’s Attorney General and the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies are Respondents, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 10o Maii 1773.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius.Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Meneven.Dux Chandos.Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Petriburg.Comes Denbigh.Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.Comes Abercorn.Ds. Boston.
Comes Dartmouth.Ds. Camden.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Madhouses, Regulation of, Bill.

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

With a kill, intituled, “An Act for regulating Private Madhouses;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Tryful and Session Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Bridgeman and others:

With a Bill intituled, “An Act a for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Tryful and Session, in the Parish of Tryul, in the County of Stafford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Llandovry Bridge, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for building a Bridge over the River Towey near Llandovry, in the County of Carmarthen; and for making the Fords near the said Town safe and commodious;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Round Acton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands in the several Parishes of Round Acton, Morvil Barrow, Much Wenlock, and Astley Abbots, in the County of Salop;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Haltham cum Roughton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Moors, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Manors of Haltham cum Roughton, in the Townships of Haltham and Roughton, in the County of Lincoln;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker,

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons.

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

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

GEORGE R.

“George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting: Whereas, We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), “An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn.” “An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or, Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free.” “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.” “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, between certain old Rivers or Drains called Stoke River and Brandon River, and a certain Level or District called Feltwell New District, and the Hard Lands of Woodhall in Helgay, and Helgay, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.” “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 Burrowstounness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth.” “An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, and Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop,” and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.” “An Act for amending, lighting, and watching the Highways or Roads within the Town, Village, or Chapelry of Petersham, in the County of Surrey.” “An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Guide Pod at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex.” “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 salt 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 Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley.” “An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick respectively.” “An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned.” “An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North Turnpike Road near Scot Gate otherwise Scot Gate, in the Town of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, to Oakham, in the County of Rutland; and from Oakham, through Burley, to a Gate on the North Side of a certain Close in the said Lordship of Burley called Booth’s Close, adjoining to the Open Fields of Cottesmore, in the said County of Rutland.” “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.” “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.” “An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of John Hudson, late of Besingby, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments to the same Uses.” “An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Rusells, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford otherwise Chilford, and other Places in the County of Suffolk, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, in Trustees, to be sold, and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.” “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.” “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 Kirkcudbright, 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.” “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 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.” “An Act for selling the Settled Estates of Henry Cornish Henley Esquire, in Lyme Regis, Wootton Fitz-pam, and Maiden Newton, in the County of Dorset, and for laying out the Money to arise thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Settled Estates now stand limited.” “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” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and Common Pastures of Sheasby, in the Parish of Knoptoft, and County of Leicester.” “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.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Pastures called Hognaston Wynn and Hognaston Oldfield, within the Liberty of Hognaston, in the County of Derby.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Longmarston, in the County of Glouceseter.” “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. “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Towhship of Preston in Holderness, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for severing, dividing, enclosing, and allotting, divers Parcels of Common or Waile Grounds, within: the Townships of Groppenhall and Latchford, in the County Palatine of Chester.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, within the Township and Parish of Drax, in the West Riding of the County of York.” “An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings, or Meadow Grounds, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of Holme upon Spalding Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Greene Clerk with Elizabeth Greene his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.” And albeit, the said Acts, by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provision therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provisions 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 said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Earl of Marchmont, William Earl of Dartmouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George William Earl of Bristol, Wills Hill Earl of Hillsborough, George Viscount Townshend, 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 mall 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 mall 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 Tenth Day of May, 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 regulate, the Importation and Exportation of Corn.”

“2. An Act to allow a Drawback of the Duties of Customs on the Exportation of Tea to any of His Majesty’s Colonies or Plantations in America; to increase the Deposit on Bohea Tea to be sold at the India Company’s Sales; and to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to grant Licences to the East India Company to export Tea Duty-free.”

“3. 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.”

“4. An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, lying in the South Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens commonly called Bedford Level, between certain old Rivers or Drains called Stoke River and Brandon River, and a certain Level or District called Feltwell New District, and the Hardlands of Woodhall in Helgay, and Helgay, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.”

“5. 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 Burrowstounness, to join the said Canal at or near the Place where it will sell into the Firth of Forth.”

“6. An Act for continuing and enlarging the Terms and Powers of Two Acts, made in the Thirty-first Year of His late Majesty, and Ninth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned.”

“7. An Act for amending, lighting, and watching, the Highways or Roads within the Town, Village, or Chapelry, of Petersham, in the County of Surry.”

“8. 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.”

“9. 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 Bromsgrove to the Town of Dudley.”

“10. An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, “for repairing the Roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick, respectively.”

“11. An Act for more effectually amending several Roads leading from the City of Exeter; and for rebuilding or repairing Exe Bridge, and making the Avenues leading thereto more commodious; and for building a Bridge over the River Exe, at or near Countess Wear; and for amending several other Roads therein mentioned.”

“12. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the North Turnpike Road near Scot Gate, otherwise Scot Gate, in the Town of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, to Oakham, in the County of Rutland; and from Oakham, through Burley, to a Gate on the North Side of a certain Close in the said Lordship of Burley called Booth’s Close, adjoining to the Open Fields of Cottesmore, in the said County of Rutland:”

“13. 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 those Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

Le Roy le veult.”

“14. 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.”

“15. An Act for discharging divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the Estate of John Hudson, late of Bessingby, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, from the Uses of his Marriage Settlement; and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments to the same Uses.”

“16. An Act for vesting the Moiety of the Manor of Russels, and the Moiety of divers Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in Chesilford otherwise Chilford, and other Places, in the County of Suffolk, comprised in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of Mr. Charles Smith and Elizabeth his now Wife, late Elizabeth Bishop Spinster, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses.”

“17. 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.”

“18. 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 Kirkcudbright, 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.”

“19. 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 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.”

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

“21. 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 Bengroze, in the Parish of Bedford, and County of Gloucester.”

“22. 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.”

“23. 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.”

“24. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Pastures, called Hognaston Wynn and Hognaston Oldfield, within the Liberty of Hognaston, in the County of Derby.”

“25. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, and Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Longmarston, in the County of Gloucester.”

“26. 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.

“27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Meadow and Pasture Grounds, within the Township of Preston in Holdernesse, in the East Riding of the County of Fork.”

“28. An Act for severing, dividing, enclosing, and allotting, divers Parcels of Common or Waste Grounds, within the Townships of Groppenball and Latchford, in the County Palatine of Chester.”

“29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, within the Township and Parish of Drax, in the West Riding of the County of York.”

“30. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings, or Meadow Grounds, and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Township and Parish of Holme upon Spalding Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York.”

“31. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Gordon Esquire with John Norris Fisher his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

“32. 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.”

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

Soit fait comme il est desire.”

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Wales, to discourage frivolous Suits in, Bill, &c.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to discourage the Practice of commencing frivolous and vexatious Suits in His Majesty’s Courts at Westminster, in Causes of Action arising within the Dominion of Wales; and for further regulating the Proceedings in the Courts of Great Sessions in Wales.”

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

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

Adderley’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Charles Bowyer 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.”

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. Browning and Mr. Anguish:

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

Galey Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Parcel of Common or Waste Land called Galey Common, lying within the Manor, or Lordship of Galey, in the County of Stafford.”

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

D. Chandos.L. Abp. Canterbury.L. Le Despencer.
E. Denbigh.L. Bp. St. Davids.L. Edgecumbe.
E. Abercorn.L. Bp. Peterborough.L. Walpole.
E. Dartmouth.L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.L. Boston.
V. Say & Sele.L. Camden.
V. Falmouth.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Culgaithe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Township of Culgaithe, in the County of Cumberland.”

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.

Stanton Harcourt Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Stanton Harcourt, in the County of Oxford.”

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

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

Adjourn.

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

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