House of Lords Journal Volume 34
March 1774, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: March 1774, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 69-81. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113657 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 11o Martii 1774.
Farrell against Crosbie. L Milton against Edgworth et al. E Fauconberg takes his Seat. Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Mitford’s Bill; Motion to dispense with Standing Order. Pedigree of E Fauconberg delivered. More Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered. Benson’s Bill. Culton against Cluden: Longlands to enter into Recognizance thereon. Benson’s Bill: Message to H. C with it. March and Wimblington Drainage Bill: Tottington Enclosure Bill. General Turnpike Act, to amend, Bill: Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Eggers takes the Oaths for his Naturalization. Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill: Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Causes put off. L. Milton against Edgworth et al. Strode against Chaigneau et al.; Petition to put off the Hearing, rejected. E. Radnor’s Estate Bill. Fitz Edward against Ryves et al.; Pleadings proved. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 14oMartii 1774.
Watts & Bill. DI Greene’s Estate Bill. King’s Consent signified to it. Haesler and Erich’s Nat. Bill. Crcuzé et Ux. Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill: The King’s Consent signified to it. Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill. Meadows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill. Eggers Nat. Bill. Mitford’s Bill, Standing Order dispensed with. Popham to enter into Recognizance on Reilly’s Appeal. Leslie against Leslie. Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 16o Martii 1774.
Leslie against Leslie. Dillon against Dillon. Deeping Fen Drainage Bill. Waddesdon Enclosure Bill. Watts’s Bill. E Breadalbane’s Petition for a Bill again referred to the Judges, being only signed by One Judge. Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill. Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill. Bernand, for a Nat. Bill. Bill read. Faien, for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Meadows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill. Creuzé Bill. Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill. Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Littlehales, for Leave to present a Petition for a Bill. Petition referred to Judges. Charles against Rowley; Petition for a Bye Day. Heron against Heron, et econ. American Papers, Consideration of, put off. Cropredy Field and Act Mead Enclosure Bill. Roebuck and Garbett against Stilling. Spottiswoode to inter into Recognizance on Leslie’s Appeal. Leslie against Leslie. Douglas and Co. against Giant. Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Roebuck and Garbett’s Appeal. Darley against Langworthy. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 17o Martii 1774.
Douglas and Co. against Grant. Dillon against Dillon. Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill. Message from H C to return Edwards’s Bill. Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, Enclosure Bill. Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill. Watts’s Bill: Message to H C. with it. Waddesdon Enclosure Bill. Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill. Jamaica Free Ports Bill. Address for Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica. Account of Export from England to Jamaica, to be laid before the House. Douglas and Co. against Grant. Strode against Chaigneau et al. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 18o Martii 1774.
Dillon against Dillon: Order affirmed. Mitford’s Bill. Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill. Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill. Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill. Pope against Roots et al. Urquhart et al. against Colquhoun: Appeal withdrawn, with Costs. Urquhart et al. against Dunbar: Appeal withdrawn, with Costs. Blake against Perrin and Vaughan; Writ of Error. Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill. Hoffham and Hane, Petition for a Nat. Bill: Bill read. Bishop’s Itchington Enclosure Bill. Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill. Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill. Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill Hucklescote and Dunnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill. Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill. Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill: Message to H C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Mitford’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill. King’s Answer to Address relating to Free Ports in Jamaica. Irving to enter into Recognizance on Douglas and Co’s Appeal. Adjourn.

Die Veneris, 11o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Audley.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Cicestrien. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Trevor.
Epus. Meneven. Dux Beaufort. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Bolton. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Carliol. Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius. Ds. Monson.
Epus. Landaff. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Chandos. Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Sondes.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Grosvenor.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Boston.
Comes Carlisle. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Doncaster. Ds. Camden.
Comes Abingdon. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Farrell against Crosbie.

The Answer of Edward Crosbie Esquire, to the Appeal of Charles Farrell of the City of Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Doctor in Physick, was this Day brought in:

L Milton against Edgworth et al.

As was also, The joint and several Answer of Moore Edgworth and others, to the Appeal of the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton.

E Fauconberg takes his Seat.

This Day Henry Earl Fauconberg sat First in Parliament after the Death of his Father, Thomas Earl Fauconberg, 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.

Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in lieu thereof;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

A message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pennant and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

The House being moved, “That the Standing Order of this House, No. 126, concerning Bills for selling Lands in One Place, and buying Lands in another Place, to be settled in lieu thereof, maybe so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, and for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:”

It is Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Pedigree of E Fauconberg delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table the Pedigree of Henry Earl Fauconberg.

More Papers relating to Disturbances in America delivered.

The Earl of Dartmouth (by His Majesty’s Command) laid before the House more Papers from America relating to the Disturbances there with regard to the Importation of Tea, together with a Lift thereof.

Which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

“No 1. Extract of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 28th January 1774 received 8th March, enclosing,
No 2. Extract from the Boston Gazette of 27th January 1774.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table, and that they be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

Benson’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates, in the County of Devon, late of Thomas Benson Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Exchequer, in Payment of certain Legacies affecting the same Estates,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Culton against Cluden:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Culton of Auchnabany, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 3d of March 1774; 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 Mary Cluden, Daughter of John Cluden of Nethirthird, may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Mary Cluden may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 8th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Procurators or Agents of the said Respondent, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance thereon.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Culton of Auchnabany, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing Scotland:”

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

Benson’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Devon, late of Thomas Benson Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold to raise Money to be applied under the Direction of the Court of Exchequer, in Payment of certain Legacies affecting the same Estates.”

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. Eames:

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

March and Wimblington Drainage Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, (intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, Low Grounds, and Commons, in the Townships or Hamlets of March and Wimblington, and in the Parish of Upwell, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;”) so far as the same relates to the several Fen Lands and Low Grounds lying in the Sixth District in the said Act described.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tottington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Fields, Half Year Lands, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Lammas Meadows, Commons, Commonable Lands, Heaths, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Tottington, in the County of Norfolk.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

General Turnpike Act, to amend, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the Thirteenth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England, and for other Purposes;” which regulates the Width of the Wheels, and the Length of Carriages liable to be weighed; and for indemnifying Persons who have offended against the said Clause.”

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.

Eggers takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Gustav Nicolaus Eggers took the Oaths appointed in order to his Naturalization.

Controverted Elections, regulating the Trials of, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for making perpetual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, “for regulating the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.”

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

Moved, “That the Bill do pass.”

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.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin, Esquire, is Appellant, and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

L. Milton against Edgworth et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton is Appellant, and Moore Edgworth and others are Respondents:”

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

Strode against Chaigneau et al.; Petition to put off the Hearing, rejected.

A Petition of William Strode Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Chaigneau and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships in this Session of Parliament: That several Causes which stood for hearing before this Cause having been withdrawn, and others adjourned, has, by Means thereof, been brought forward, and stands for hearing much sooner than the Petitioner expected: That Mr. Pryce, the Petitioner’s principal Counsel, is gone the Circuit, and will not return these Three Weeks; and as being deprived of his Assistance, upon whose Knowledge of his Case he principally rests his Success, will be very detrimental to the Petitioner;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “Will be pleased to adjourn the Hearing of this Cause till After the Recess of Easter.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

E. Radnor’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for exchanging the Advowson of Seagrave, in the County of Leicester, belonging to the Right Honourable William Earl of Radnor, for the Advowson of the Rectory, Parsonage, and Parish Church of Great Chiverel, otherwise Cheverel Magna, in the County of Wilts, belonging to the President, Master, and Fellows of the College of Saint Margaret and Saint Bernard, commonly called queen’s College, in the University of Cambridge,”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Audley.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton. L. Bp. London. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Ancaster. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Paget.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Trevor:
L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Romney.
M. Rockingham. L. Cadogan.
L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Monson.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Edgecumbe.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chester. L. Bruce.
E. Carlisle. L Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Ravensworth.
E. Doncaster. L. Hyde.
E. Abingdon. L. Mansfield.
E. Coventry. L. Sondes.
E. Jersey.
E. Abercorn. L. Grosvenor.
E. March. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont. L. Pelham.
E. Stair. L. Camden.
E. Rosebery. L. Sundridge.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Sussex.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Dudly & Ward.

Their Lordships, of any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 28th Day of this instant March, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince’s Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Fitz Edward against Ryves et al.; Pleadings proved.

The House being informed, “That Walter Sweetman Gentleman attended in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Robert Ryves Fitz Edward is Appellant, and William Ryves and others are Respondents:”

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

And then he withdrew.

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

It was moved, “To adjourn.”

Accordingly,

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 14oMartii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Walpole.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Boston.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Camden.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Stair.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Torrington.

PRAYERS.

Watts & Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same, and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate to be settled to the Uses of his Will,” stands committed.

DI Greene’s Estate Bill. King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Suning, otherwise Sonynge, in the Counties of Berks and Oxon, and the Manor, Lands, Tithes, and Hereditaments, thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual yearly Rent Charges, or annual Payments, to Doctor Thomas Greene and his Successors; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of the said Premises out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same to charged in Robert Palmer Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns,” was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Haesler and Erich’s Nat. Bill.

Ordered, That the Sitting of the Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Nicholas Joachim Haeseler and John Erich,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned to Wednesday the 22d of this instant March.

Crcuzé et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Creuzé and Sarah his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and 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 the Settled Estates of Francis Creuze, and Sarah his Wife, in the County of Worcester in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses.”

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica.”

Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in Lieu thereof.”

Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common, Fields, Crofts, Breaks, and other Half Year Closes, in the Parishes of Beetley, Great Bittering, and Gressenhall, in the County of Norfolk, within the Liberty of Sheepwalk, called Beetley Sheepwalk; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons. and Waste Lands, within the said Parish of Beetley;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, pasture, and all other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor of Ratcliffe upon Wreak, in the County of Leicester;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

The King’s Consent signified to it.

The Earl of Suffolk acquainted the House, “That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner.”

Meadows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill.

The Lord Boston (pursuant to an Order of Leave of the 28th of February last) presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Meadows the Younger, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, deceased.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Eggers Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Gustav Nicolaus Eggers,”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Paget.
L. Bp. Worcester. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Bp. Chester. L. Ravensworth.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Walpole.
E. Doncaster. L. Mansfield.
E. Abercorn. L. Boston.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Stair.
E. Rosebery.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Spencer.
V. Townshend.
V. Falmouth.
V. Torrington.

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

Mitford’s Bill, Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order, No. 126, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same for discharging Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses,” stands committed, may proceed upon the said Bill, notwithstanding the said Order should not be complied with:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly,

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

Popham to enter into Recognizance on Reilly’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Stephen Popham of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Elizabeth Reilly, on Account of her Appeal depending in this House, the resting in Ireland:”

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

Leslie against Leslie.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Andrew Leslie, complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of March 1774; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 11th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon her Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Esquire, and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased.”

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

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 16o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Paget.
Epus. Lincoln. Ds. Clifton.
Epus. Carliol. Comes Gower,Præses. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Landaven. Ds. Ravensworth.
Epus. Litch. &. Cov. Dux Manchester. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Suffolk. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Wycombe.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Marchmont. Ds. Boston.
Comes Stair. Ds. Camden.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.

PRAYERS.

Leslie against Leslie.

The Answer of Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie to the Appeal of the Honourable Andrew Leslie, was this Day brought in.

Dillon against Dillon.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin, Esquire, is. Appellant; and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent:

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

Deeping Fen Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Cecil Wray and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for amending and rendering more effectual several Acts of Parliament of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth and Twenty-second Years of King Charles the Second, and of the Eleventh Year of His late Majesty, “for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln;” to which, they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Waddesdon Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common, Grounds, and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Watts’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

E Breadalbane’s Petition for a Bill again referred to the Judges, being only signed by One Judge.

A Report from the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Earl of Breadalbane, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned, being offered to the House to be read, Notice was taken that the said Report was signed but by One of the Judges to whom the said Petition was referred, namely, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer: The House was informed, “That the other Judge Mr. Baron Adams was dead:”

Whereupon, It was moved, “That the Standing Order; No. 99, in relation to the Reference of Petitions for Private Bills to the Judges, might be read:”

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition and Report, together with the Bill thereunto annexed, be referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the said Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Crofts, Brecks, and other Half Year Closes, in the Parishes of Beetley, Great Bittering, and Gressenhall, in the County of Norfolk, within the Liberty of Sheepwalk, called Beetley Sheepwalk; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing; certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the said Parish of Beetley.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Paget.
L. Bp. Lincoln. L. Clifton.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Carlisle. L. Cathcart.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Landaff. L. Ravensworth.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Chester. L. Hyde.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Mansfield.
E. Marchmont. L. Wycombe.
E. Stair. L. Scarsdale.
E. Dartmouth. L. Boston.
E. Aylesford. L. Camden.
E. Bucks.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.

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.

Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the. Term and Powers of an Act; made in the. Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, “for repairing and widening the Roads from, the Town of Manchester to the Town of Rochdale; and from a Place called the White Smithy, in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Bury; and from a Place called Besses of the Barn, to Ratcliffe Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” and for empowering the Trustees under the said Act to repair a Lane, called Sheepfoot Lane, 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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Inrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bernand, for a Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Paul Burnand; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Paul Bernand.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Faien, for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Christian Faien; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Peter Christian Faien.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Meadows to take the Name of Theobald, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Meadows the Younger, Gentleman, and his Issue Male, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Theobald, pursuant to the Will of Elizabeth Theobald Widow, deceased.”

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 28th of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Creuzé Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Francis Creuzé and Sarah his Wife, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses:”

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

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

Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Failure, and all other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor of Ratcliffe upon Wreak, in the County of Leicester.”

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

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

Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish Lieu thereof.”

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.

Baumgartner’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Jacob Julien Baumgartner.”

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

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

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for further continuing so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island Jamaica.”

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.

Littlehales, for Leave to present a Petition for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Baker John Littlehales of Greek Street, in the Parish of Saint Ann, Westminster; setting: forth, “That the Petitioner intended to prefer a Petition to their Lordships for a Private Bill, but the Party, whose Death occasioned the same to be necessary, died the latter End of February last, and was not buried till the 3d of this instant March, which prevented the Petitioner from presenting the same within the Time limited by their Lordships Order for receiving Petitions for private Bills;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That he may be at Liberty to present a Petition for a Private Bill, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving them is expired:”

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Whereupon, Upon reading the Petition of Baker John Littlehales of Greek Street, in the Parish of Saint Ann, Westminster, Esquire, Nephew and Contingent Residuary Legatee and Devisee of William Baker, late of Wickhouse at Sion Hill, in the Parish of Isleworth, in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, deceased, and One of the Trustees and Guardians of Peter William Baker, an Instant, the only Child and Heir at Law of the said William Baker, for and on Behalf of himself and the said Instant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Willes, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Charles against Rowley; Petition for a Bye Day.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Vipont Charles Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Hercules Langford Rowley Esquire is Respondent; setting forth, “That the Petitioner presented his Appeal to their Lordships in this Session of Parliament: That by their Lordships Order of the 2d of this instant March, this Cause stands for hearing in their Lordships Paper on the 23d Instant: That the Petitioner hath not yet received all his Papers from Ireland, and therefore cannot be prepared for hearing the said Cause on the said 23d Instant;” and therefore praying their Lordships to adjourn the Hearing of this Cause to Thursday the 14th of April next, or to such other early. Bye-Day, after the enclosing Recess, as to their Lordships shall seem proper, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned to Thursday the 14th Day of April next, as desired.

Heron against Heron, et econ.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Patrick Heron Esquire is Appellant, and Doctor Andrew Heron of Bergaly Physician is Respondent, et e contra, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next.

American Papers, Consideration of, put off.

The House being moved, “That the Consideration of the several Papers said before this House (by His Majesty’s Command) relating to Disturbances in America, and also His Majesty’s most: Gracious Answer in relation thereto, be adjourned till To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.”

The same was objected to.

After short Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Papers, and also His Majesty’s most Gracious Message in relation thereto, be adjourned till To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Lords be summoned.

Cropredy Field and Act Mead Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act. for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Ast Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Roebuck and Garbett against Stilling.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett, Partners of the Oil of Vitriol Manufactory at Prison Pans, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 10th of March and 14th of December 1773, and 25th of February 1774; as also of certain Parts of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the nth of August and 30th of November 1773; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 10th of March 1774; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as the same are complained of, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Messieurs William Stirling and Son may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs William Stirling and Son may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel, Agent, or Solicitor, in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to inter into Recognizance on Leslie’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Spottiswoode of Northumberland Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Honourable Andrew Leslie, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:”

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

Leslie against Leslie.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for the Hearing of the Cause wherein the Honourable Andrew Leslie is Appellant, and Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie is Respondent:”

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

Douglas and Co. against Giant.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 15th of July 1773, and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 24th of February and 11th of March 1774; and praying, “That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered,

or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mr. Baron Grant may be required to answer the said Appeal:”

It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Baron Grant may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 13th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Agents or Solicitors in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Roebuck and Garbett’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That Thomas Longlands Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Doctor John Roebuck and Samuel Garbett, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:”

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Darley against Langworthy.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Elizabeth Darley is Appellant, and George Vincent Langworthy is Respondent:”

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

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 17o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Edgecumbe.
Epus. Moneven. Dux Grafton, C. P. S. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Boston.
Epus. Litch. & Cov. Dux Richmond. Ds. Beaulieu.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Camden.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Douglas and Co. against Grant.

The Answer of Mr. Baron Grant, to the Appeal of Douglas, Heron, and Company, was this Day brought in.

Dillon against Dillon.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin, Esquire, is Appellant; and Jane Dillon Spinster is Respondent:

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

Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Crofts, Brecks, and other Half Year Closes, in the Parishes of Beetley, Great Bittering, and Gressenhall, in the County of Norfolk, within the Liberty of Sheepwalk called Beetley Sheepwalk; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the said Parish of Beetley,” 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.”

Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in Lieu thereof,” was committed.

Message from H C to return Edwards’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Trustees, with the Consent of the Persons claiming under the Will of Mary Pryce Spinster, deceased, to cut down and sell the Timber upon the Settled Estates of the said Mary Pryce, in the County of Merioneth; and to invest the Monies arising there from in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the said Will; and for other Purposes;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Wastes, and Commonable Places, of Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, in the Parish of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall’s Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide Post to Warrington, in the County of Lancaster; and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid, to Penny’s Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester:” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Watts’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estate, late of William Watts Esquire, called South Hill or Fisher’s Lodge, in the County of Berks, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of his Will.”

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. Montagu:

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

Waddesdon Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Waddesdon, in the County of Bucks,”

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. Cathcart.
D. Richmond. L. Bp. London. L. Edgecumbe.
D. Changos. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Mansfield.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Boston.
L. Bp. Chester. L. Beaulieu.
E. Suffolk. L. Bp. Litch. &. Cov. L. Camden.
E. Exeter.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Aylesford.
E. Effingham.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Townshend.
V. Dudley &. Ward.

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

Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Ast Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford.”

Jamaica Free Ports Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for further continuing so much of Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Thirteenth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the opening and establishing certain Free Ports in the Island of Jamaica.”

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday the 24th Day of this instant March.

Address for Papers relating to Free Ports in Jamaica.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire, “That He will be graciously pleased to give Directions, that there be said before this House Copies of all Papers, Petitions, and Extracts of Letters, that have been received by His Majesty’s Secretaries of State, or the Lords Commissioners for Trade, and Plantations, relative to the Free Ports established in the Island of Jamaica since the Establishment thereof.”

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Account of Export from England to Jamaica, to be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House, “An Account of Exports from England to Jamaica for Seven Years preceding the late War, distinguishing each Year; and also the like Account from the Establishment of the Free Ports in Jamaica to this Time.”

Douglas and Co. against Grant.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Messrs. Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, are Appellants; and Mr. Baron Grant is Respondent:”

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

Strode against Chaigneau et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Strode Esquire is Appellant, and William Chaigneau and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday the 25th Day of this instant March.

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 18o Martii 1774.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Litch & Cov. Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Walpole.
Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Boston.
Dux Chandos. Ds. Camden.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Stair.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.

PRAYERS.

Dillon against Dillon:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Luke Dillon of the City of Dublin, Esquire, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 15th of December 1772; and praying, “That the same might be reversed, or that their Lordships would be pleased to make such further or other Order in the Premises as the Nature and Circum stances of the Case might require;” as also upon the Answer of Jane Dillon Spinster, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Order affirmed.

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

Mitford’s Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof to the like Uses,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.

Assheton to take the Name of Smith, Bill.

The Lord Boston also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Esquire, and his Sons, and the Heirs Male of their Bodies, to take and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were sound 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.”

Manchester to Rochdale, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Boston made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Manchester to the Town of Rochdale, and from a Place called The White Smithy, in the Township of Crumpsal, to the Town of Bury, and from a Place called Besses of the Barn to Ratcliffe Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” and for empowering the Trustees under the said Act to repair a Lane called Sheepfoot Lane, in the said County,” was committed.

Ratcliffe upon Wreak Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Boston reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadow, Pasture, and all other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor of Ratcliffe upon Wreak, in the County of Leicester,” 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.”

Pope against Roots et al.

Upon reading the Petition of George Roots and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Thomas Pope Gentleman is Appellant; setting forth, “That the Appellant having presented his Appeal to their Lordships in this Session of Parliament upon the Petitioners putting in their Answers thereto, procured an Order that the Cause should be set down to be heard After the Causes then already appointed: That several Causes which stood for hearing before this Cause having been with drawn, and others adjourned, this Cause, by Means thereof, Hands in their Lordships Paper of Causes for hearing on Monday next: That the Petitioners have used their utmost Diligence to be prepared with their Case, but have not yet been able to get the same from Counsel;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Cause may be adjourned till the Third Cause Day After the Recess at Easter, or till such other Time as their Lordships shall think proper; the Agent for the Appellant having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till After all the Causes already appointed.

Urquhart et al. against Colquhoun:

A Petition of Captain Duncan Urquhart and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Colquhoun is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Objection taken to the Title of the Respondent in this Cause to stand on the Roll of Freeholders for the County of Elgin, though well founded as the Petitioners humbly apprehend, yet being a temporary Objection, removeable by a short Lapse of Time, the Petitioners are advised to submit to the Judgement of the Court below;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Coils to the Respondent.

Urquhart et al. against Dunbar:

A Petition of Captain Duncan Urquhart and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Captain Thomas Dunbar is Respondent, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Objection taken to the Title of the Respondent in this Cause to stand on the Roll of Freeholders for the County of Elgin, though well sounded as the Petitioners humbly apprehend, yet being an Objection to the Form of the Title, which may be removed by altering that Title, the Petitioners are advised to submit to the Judgement of the Court below;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal.”

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Appeal withdrawn, with Costs.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired, upon Payment of Twenty Pounds Costs to the Respondent.

Blake against Perrin and Vaughan; Writ of Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Hannah Blake, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error depending in this House, and of William Perrin and Thomas Vaughan, Defendants in the said Writ of Error; setting forth, “That this Cause stands for hearing before their Lordships on the First Day for Causes After Easter; that the Parties have been, and now are, under a Treaty of Compromise, which is likely to take place;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That this Cause may stand adjourned After all those already appointed:”

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament.

Cropredy Field and Ast Mead Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, called Cropredy Field and Ast Mead, within the Parish of Cropredy in the County of Oxford.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. Ely. L. Le Despencer.
L. Bp. Litch.& Cov. L. Cathcart.
D. Chandos. L. Walpole.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Boston.
E. Rochford. L. Camden.
E. Abercorn.
E. Stair.
E. Stafford.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
V. Townshend.

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

Hoffham and Hane, Petition for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Luder Hoffham and Nicholaas Hane; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for their Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Boston presented to the House a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Luder Hoffham and Nicholaas Hane.”

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bishop’s Itchington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing several Pieces and Parcels of Land, called Bishop’s Itchington Heath, Christmas Hill, Palmer’s Furz, The Olt, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Bishop’s Itchington, in the County of Warwick; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sutton St. Ann’s Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing all the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Commonable Grounds, within the Township or Liberty of Sutton Saint Ann’s, otherwise Sutton Bonnington, commonly called Saint Ann’s End, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Oswaldtwisle Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor or Lordship of Ofwaldtwisle, in the Parish of Whalley, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Henshall’s Smithy, &c. Road Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing and widening the Roads from Henshall’s Smithy, upon Cranage Green, through the Town of Nether Knutsford, and by the South Guide Post in Mere and Bucklow Hill, to the Town of Altrincham, in the County Palatine of Chester; and from the said Guide; Post to Warrington, in the County Lancaster, and from Bucklow Hill aforesaid, to Penny’s Lane, near Northwich, in the said County of Chester.”

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

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

Hucklescote and Dunnington on the Heath Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open Fields, Wastes, and Commonable Places, of Hucklescote and Donnington on the Heath, in the Parish of Ibstock, in the County of Leicester.”

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.

Beetley, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Crofts, Brecks, and other Half Year Closes, in the Parishes of Beetley, Great Bittering, and Gressenhall, in the County of Norfolk, within the Liberty of Sheepwalk, called Beetley Sheepwalk; and for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the said Parish of Beetley.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dunton Enclosure, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for enabling the Right Honourable John Earl Spencer to enclose the several Open and Common Fields, in the Parish of Dunton, in the County of Bucks; and for vesting certain Glebe Lands, and the Tithes belonging to the Rectory of Dunton aforesaid, in the said John Earl Spencer; and for making a Compensation to the Rector of the said Parish in Lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Mitford’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, devised by the Will of John Mitford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same for discharging Incumbrances, and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof 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 the former Messengers:

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

Deeds and Wills of Papists, Inrollment of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing further Time for Inrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers.”

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

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

King’s Answer to Address relating to Free Ports in Jamaica.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, “That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty with their Lordships Address of Yesterday; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, “He would give Directions accordingly.”

Irving to enter into Recognizance on Douglas and Co’s Appeal.

The House being moved, “That John Irving of the Middle Temple London, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, Bankers in Ayr, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:”

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

Adjourn.

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