House of Lords Journal Volume 34
May 1775, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 34: May 1775, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 34: 1774-1776 (1767-1830), pp. 421-443. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113683 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 1o Maii 1775.
Hume et al. against E. Ely et al. Clan Gregour Bill. Cottages Bill Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bin. Watt’s Steam Engines Bill. St. Paul Shadwell, Paving certain Streets in, Bill. Anstruther’ 2 d Scots Bill. D. Argyll’s Estate Bill. Peacocke et Ux. Bill. Sir James pennyman’s Estate. Bill. Brinsley Enclosure Bill. L. Grimston’s Estate Bill. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill. Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill. Bull’s Bill: Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bill: D. Argyll’s Estate Bill: Bull’s Bill. Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill: Rev Mr. Peacotk’s Bill. Messages to H.C. with the Five preceding Bills. E Session’s Estate Bill. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill. Adjourn. Die Martis, 2o Maii 1775.
Williams against Mills, in Error. Rochfort et al against E Ely et al: Order affirmed. Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill; the King’s Consent signified to it. Lock’s Bill. Knapwell En closure Bill. Fulbourne Courche Bill. Braunston Enclosure Bill: Committee revived, not withstanding an Adjournment. Stockham. March Enclosure, &c. Bill. Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill. Tadmarton Enclosure Bill. Message form HC tore turn Dicconson’s Bill. Mevagissey Pier Bill. Wisbech Damage Bill. Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill. E. Session’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee. L. Gtimston’s Estate Bill. Peacocke et Ux. Bill. Messages to H C. with the Two preceding Bill. Manchester Playhouse Bill. Watt’s Steam Engines Bill: Clan Gregottr Bill: Cottages Bill: Anstruther 2d Scots Bill Brinsley Enclosure Bill: St. Paul Shadwell, paving certain Streets in, Bill. Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Six preceding Bills. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 3o Maii 1775.
Lock’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it. Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill. Stockham Marsh Enclosure, &c Bill: Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Braunston Enclosure Bill: Petition against it. Manchester Playhouse Bill: Protect on passing it, Message from H.C. to return E. Breadalbane’s Estate Bill. E, Session’s Estate Bill Committee shortened. Knapwell Enclosure Bill. Fulbourne Churches Bill. Mevagissey Pier Bill. Tadmarton Bill. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill. Adjourn. Die Jovis, 4o Maii 1775.
E. Ilchester takes the Oaths. Worcester College, Leave for a Bill: Bill read. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Wisbech Drainage Bill. Goodricke’s Nat Bill. Freeman’s Bill. Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill. Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill. Freeman’s Bill: Message to H. C with it. M’Lean against M’lean: Appeal withdrawn Mevagissey pier Bill. Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill: Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill: Mevagissey Pier Bill. Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill. Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill. D Buccleugh and Bp of Winton, Leave for a Bill. Bill read. Adjourn. Die Veneris, 5o Maii 1775.
Goodright against Harwood, in Error; Judges of the Court of Exchequer to attend. Jackson’s Bill. Wisbech Drainage Bill. Knapwell Enclosure Bill. Goodricke’s Nat. Bill. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill. Fulbourne Churches Bill. Jackson’s Bill: Message to H. C. with it Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill, Committee shortened. Worcester College Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill. Hill against Sr John, in Error. Causes put off. Adjourn. Die Lunæ, 8o Maii 1775.
Goodright against Harwood, in Error: Question put to the Judges of the Exchequer. E Sefton’s Estate Bill. D Buccleugh’s and Bp. of Winton’s Bill: Motion for shortening the Committee on it. Elloe Small Debts Bill. outhcott, &c. Enclosure Bill. Worcester College Bill; Committee shortened Beaconsfield to Stokenchurch. Road Bill. Message from H C. to return Harvey’s Bill; and Dean of Worcester’s Bill. Poor, Removal of, Bill. Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill. Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill. Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill: Goodricke’s Nat. Bill. Wisbech Drainage Bill. Fulbourne Churches Bill. Knapwell Enclosure Bill: Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Eve preceding Bills. Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of of Exchange, Bill. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill. E Session’s Estate Bill: Message to. H. C. with it. Ward el at. against Hartpole; Petition to revive Appeal. Scotch Colliers &c. Bill. Luton, &c. Roads Bill. Adjourn Die Martis, 9o Maii 1775.
E. Berkeley takes the Oaths. Roberton against Elphinston et al. Goodright against Harwood, in Error. Judges of the Exchequer, Opinions delivered: Judgement. Tadmarton Enclosure Bill. Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C that the Lords have agreed to it. D. Buccleugh and Bp. of Winton’s Bill; Committee shortened. Braunston Enclosure Bill. Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it. Manchester Playhouse Bill, Petition in Support of. E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill. Poor, Removals of, Bill. Elloe Small Debts Bill. Promissory Notes and In land Bills of Exchange Bill. Southcott, &c Enclosure Bill. Coals, Admeasurement, of, Bill. Beaconsfield to token church Road Bill. Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill. Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill. Roberton against Elphinston et al. Adjourn. Die Mercurii, 10o Maii. 1775.
Hill against St. John, in Error. E. Ferrer’s Estate Bill. Message to H. C. with it, Tadmarton Enclosure Bill. Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill: Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills. Message from H.C. to return Smart’s Bill. Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill. Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill. Manchester Playhouse Bill. Worcester College Bill; Petition against. Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c. Road Bill. Message from H.C. to return Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill, with an Amendment. Brize Norton Enclosure Bill Peebles, &c. Road Bill. Message from H C to return Greene’s Divorce Bill, with Amendments. Lea Marston, & c. Enclosure Bill. Westminster Streets, Accounts of Commissioners delivered. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Lunæ, 1o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales, quam Temporales præsente’s fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. De Ferrars.
Epus. Eliens. Dux Portland. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Asaphen. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Coventry. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Poulet. Ds. Camden.
Comes Cassillis. Ds. Digby.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hume et al. against E. Ely et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Gustavus Rochfort Hume Esquire, and others, are Appellants, and the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely and others are Respondents:

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

Clan Gregour Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal Two Acts made in the Parliament of Scotland, the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand fix hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Judiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand fix hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.”

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Cottages Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, (intituled, “An Act against the erecting and maintaining of Cottages).”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bin.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum hound, in the County of Nottingham;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Watt’s Steam Engines Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Act, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions, for a limited Time,” 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.”

St. Paul Shadwell, Paving certain Streets in, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for paving and regulating, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions, within New Gravel Lane, and the several Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, not comprised in an Act, panned in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, and the other Places therein mentioned,” was committed.

Anstruther’ 2 d Scots Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Scots Pint of Beer and Ale which shall be fold or vended, brewed, brought in, or tapped, for Sale, within the Town of Anstruther Easter, and Liberties thereof,” was committed.

D. Argyll’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to fell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands, in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire and Sir James Campbell Baronet,” 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.

Peacocke et Ux. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from t Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesea, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling; Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value, lieu thereof,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir James pennyman’s Estate. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers. Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and. Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased, and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several 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.

Brinsley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, and Common Meadows, in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham,” as committed: “hat 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.”

L. Grimston’s Estate Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the Settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston, of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Portions and Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, 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 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.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates, in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for, or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County,” 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Rev. Mr. Peacock’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske, and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for Settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bull’s Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances; and other Purposes therein expressed,” was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir James Pennyman’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for confirming and rendering effectual a Partition and Division made by and between Sir James Pennyman Baronet, Charles Anderson Pelham Esquire, and Michael Newton Esquire, of divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Middlesex, and City of London, late the Estates of Sir Michael Warton Knight, deceased; and for settling and limiting the entire and specific Parts and Shares which, upon the said Partition and Division, have been allotted to each of them, to the several Uses therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D. Argyll’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable John Duke of Argyll to sell certain Rights of Servitude over Lands in the County of Argyll, belonging in Property to Hugh Seton Esquire, and Sir James Campbell Baronet.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bull’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Estates of Edmund Bull Esquire, in the County of Hertford, and City of London, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts and Incumbrances; and other Purposes therein expressed.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir John Shelley’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enable the Right Honourable Sir John Shelley Baronet, and the Trustees named in the Settlement on his Marriage with Dame Wilhelmina Shelley deceased, his late Wife, to convey Part of the Estates, in the County of Sussex, comprised in such Settlement, in Exchange for, or in lieu of other Estates belonging to the said Sir John Shelley, in the same County.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rev Mr. Peacotk’s Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in the Reverend William Peacock, and his Heirs, in Fee-Simple, Part of the Glebe Lands and the Tythes of the Parish of Danby Wiske, and Gafferton, otherwise Yafferton, in the County of York; and for settling certain Freehold Estates of the said William Peacock in him and his Successors, Rectors of the said Parish, in lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H.C. with the Five preceding Bills.

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

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

E Session’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Session, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates, in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and After his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned.”

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

D. Portland. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Manchester. L. De Ferrars.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Ely. L. Montfort.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Hyde.
E. Coventry. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
E. Poulet. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Mansfield.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn. L. Scarsdale.
E. Galloway. L. Camden.
E. Aberdeen. L. Digby.
E. Dartmouth. L. Sundridge.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V, Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 16th 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.

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk,” which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Wednesday next; and that Counsel be then heard for and against the same.

Adjourn.

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

Die Martis, 2o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales praesentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Depencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Gordon. Ds. Middleton.
Epus. Asaphen. Dux Portland. Ds. Romney.
Epus. Wigorn. Dux Manchester. Ds. . Montfort.
Epus. Meneven. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Archer.
Ep Us. Litch. & Cou. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Mansfield.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Camden.
Comes Essex. Ds. Digby.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Williams against Mills, in Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in at the Table a Writ of Error, wherein John Williams the Younger, Esquire, is Plaintiff, and Peter Mathew Mills Esquire is Defendant.

Rochfort et al against E Ely et al:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Thursday and Friday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Gustavus Rochfort Hume Esquire, only Son of the Honourable George Rochfort of Rochfort, in the County of Westminster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, and Alice his late Wife, deceased, (an infant under the Age of Twenty-one Years), by the said George Rochford, his Father and next Friend; and of the said George Rochfort the Father, Administrator with the Will annexed of the said Alice his late Wife, complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 4th of July 1774; and praying, That the same might be reversed and set aside, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;”as also upon the several Answer of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Ely, the Right Honourable Stephen Lord Viscount Mount Cashel, John Ponsonby Esquire, Sir James May Baronet, Patrick Cullen, and Allen Mac Clean, and Margaret his Wife, 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.

Sutton cum Lound Enclosure 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 dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum Lound, in the County of Nottingham” was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty’s Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit.”

Lock’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be fold; and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Knapwell En closure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Fulbourne Courche Bill.

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Church of All Saints, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County of Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church of Saint Vigors, in the said Town;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Braunston Enclosure Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Report made from he Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton,”as committed.

The said Report was read by the Clerk.

Committee revived, not withstanding an Adjournment.

It was moved, “That the said Committee do meet To-morrow Morning, notwithstanding any Adjournment; and that they do proceed in the said Bill, and report the same forthwith to the House.”

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Committee do meet Tomorrow Morning, notwithstanding any Adjournment; and that they do proceed in the said Bill, and report the same forthwith to the House.

Stockham. March Enclosure, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Bremhill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain old Enclosures, within the said Parish, from the Payment of Tythes,” 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.”

Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Public Passages, within the Town of Hampstead, and Parts adjacent, within the Parish of Hampstead, in die County of Middlesex; and for establishing a Nightly Watch therein, and a Patrole between the said Town and London,” 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.”

Tadmarton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought From the House of Commons, by the Lord Wenman and others:

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Upper Tadmarton, and Lower Tadmarton, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message form HC tore turn Dicconson’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Manors, Messages, Lands, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, Part of the Settled Estates of Meliora Dicconson, the Wife of William Dicconson Esquire, in Trustees, to be fold; and for inverting the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses;” and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Mevagissey Pier Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagissey, in the County of Cornwall;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wisbech Damage Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wisbech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wisbech Murrow and Wisbech Guyhtrn, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Wade Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum hound, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

D. Gordon. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. Portland. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Ely. L. Middleton.
L. Bp. Oxford. L. Romney.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Montfort.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Worcester. L. Sandys.
K. Exeter. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Archer.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Winchilsea. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Walpole.
E. Essex. L. Mansfield.
E. Plymouth. E. Lyttelton.
E. Jojoy. L. Camden.
E. Toude. L. Digby.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Caffillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ashburnham.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke:
E. Fauconberg.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Wentworth.
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.

E. Session’s Estate Bill; Motion for shortening Committee.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Session, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and After his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned,” (lands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard to the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

L. Gtimston’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting divers Manors. Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Essex and Norfolk, being the Settled Estates of James Lord Viscount Grimston of the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Portions and Incumbrances; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, situate and being in the County of Hertford, 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.

Peacocke et Ux. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Peacocke Esquire, and Emma his Wife, in the Parish of Llanedwan, in the County of Anglesca, in the said William Peacocke, in Fee-Simple; and for settling an. Estate of the said William Peacocke, in the Parish of Penmynydd, in the same County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C. with the Two preceding Bill.

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

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

Manchester Playhouse Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster,” be read the First Time To-morrow, and. the Lords summoned.

Watt’s Steam Engines Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting in James Watt Engineer, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole Use and Property of certain Steam Engines, commonly called Fire Engines, of his Invention, described in the said Act, throughout His Majesty’s Dominions, for a limited Time.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clan Gregottr Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal Two Acts made in the Parliament of Scotland, the Twenty-eighth Day of June One thousand six hundred and thirty-three, intituled, “Act anent the Clan Gregour,” and the Fifteenth Day of June One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, intituled, “Act for the Justiciary in the Highlands,” so far as relates to the Mac Gregours; and to revive an Act of the said Parliament of the Twenty-sixth Day of April One thousand six hundred and sixty-one, relative to the People called Mac Gregours.”

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

It was resolved. Affirmative.

Cottages Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, (intituled, “An Act against the erecting and maintaining of Cottages).”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Anstruther 2d Scots Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Scots Pint of Beer and Ale which shall be sold or vended, brewed, brought in or tapped for Sale, within the Town of Anstruther Easter, and Liberties thereof.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brinsley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Common Meadows in the Liberty of Brinsley, in the Parish of Greasley, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

St. Paul Shadwell, paving certain Streets in, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for paving and regulating, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions within New Gravel Lane, and the several Streets, Lanes, Passages, and Places, within the Parish of Saint Paul Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, not comprised in an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, “for paving and regulating Rosemary Lane, and the other Places therein mentioned.”

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 Six 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.

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Blackstone and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein, and after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon under their Hands.

Adjourn.

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

Die Mercurii, 3o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Duresin. Dux St. Albans. Ds. Middleton.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Gordon. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Sarum. Dux partland. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Oxon. Dux Manchester. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Asaphem. March. Rockingham. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Aecher.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Ponsonby.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Hyde.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Lyttelton.
Comes Essex. Ds. Sandes.
Comes Plymouth. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Coventry. Ds. Boston.
Comes Cassillis. Ds. Pelham.
Comes Abercorn. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Galloway. Ds. Digby.
Comes Loudoun. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Breadalbance.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Lock’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estates, entailed by the Will of William Lock Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuities and other Charges thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hampstead Lighting and Watching Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for lighting the Streets, Lanes, Roads, and Public Passages, within the Town of Hampstead and Parts adjacent, within the Parish of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex; and for establishing a Nightly Watch therein, and a Patrole between the said Town and London.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stockham Marsh Enclosure, &c Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Stinted Pasture called Stockham Marsh, in the Parish of Bremhill, in the County of Wilts; and for exonerating certain old Enclosures within the said Parish from the Payment of Tythes.”

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 Two 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.

Braunston Enclosure Bill:

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton;” and who, by order of this House of Yesterday, were directed, “To meet this Morning, notwithstanding any Adjournment, and to proceed in the said Bill, and report the same forthwith to the House:” That the Committee had met, and proceeded on the said Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Third Time on Tuesday next.

Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Lord of the Manor of Braunston, in the County of Northampton, and of the Rector of the Parish of Braunston aforesaid, and of several other principal Land Owners and Proprietors of Estates and Owners of Cottages, within the said Parish, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, taking Notice of the last mentioned Bill; and praying for the Reasons therein mentioned, “That they may be, heard by their Counsel against the said Bill:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table; and that the Petitioners be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill at the Third Reading thereof; and that Counsel may be heard for the said Bill at the fame Time, if they think sit.

Manchester Playhouse Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Play House in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

The said Bill was accordingly read the First Time.

Moved, “To reject the Bill.”

Which being objected to, and a Question stated thereupon:

After Debate,

The previous Question was put, “Whether the said Question mall be now put?”

It was resolved in the Negative.

Protect on passing it,

“DISSENTIENT.
For the Reasons entered in the Journal of the Twenty-sixth of February One thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, which, I conceive, operate with at least equal Force against establishing a Theatre in the Town of Manchester: And because no Arguments or local Considerations whatever can, in my Judgement, justify even the partial Repeal of a Law so well calculated to restrain Dissipation and Licentiousness, and to promote the Cause of Industry, Morality, and Religion, as every such Repeal directly tends to the Increase of those very Evils, which, in the late Address of Convocation to His Majesty, the Prelates themselves (who now with such Consistency countenance this Bill) observe with infinite Concern, do at this Time present a very gloomy Prospect to every serious and confidence Mind.
“Radnor.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Levina Benjamina Goodricke;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for carrying into Execution an Agreement made between John Earl of Breadalbane and James Menzies of Culdares for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County o Perth;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

E, Session’s Estate Bill Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm Several Building Leases lready granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and After his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an eat Her Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill an Monday next.

Knapwell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge.”

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

D. St. Albans. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Willoughby Br.
D. Gordon. L. Cathcart.
D. Portland. L. Bp. London. L. Middleton.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Durham. L. Cadogan.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Godolphin.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Montfort.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Sandys.
E. Stamford. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Archer.
E. Essex. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Ponsonby.
E. Plymouth. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Hyde.
E. Coventry. L. Walpole.
E. Cassillis. L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn. L. Sondes.
E. Galloway. L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham. L. Boston.
E. Loudoun. E. Breadalbane.
L. Digby. L. Vernon.
E. Aberdeen. L. Vernen.
E. March. L. Sundridge.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Irwin.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Falmouth.
V. Leinster.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.

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

Fulbourne Churches Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Church of All Saints, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church, of Saint Vigors, in the said Town.”

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

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

Mevagissey Pier Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagissey, in the County of Cornwall.”

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.

Tadmarton Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts, of Upper Tadmarton and Lower Tadmarton, 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.

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in;

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Mr. Hardinge was heard against the Bill, in Behalf of the Petitioners; and called,

Mr. Edward Pratt, who being sworn, was examined in relation to the Value of Property of the Land Owners and Land Occupiers of the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, who have signed the Petition against the said Bill; and also as to the Proceedings had at Three several Meetings, had for the Purpose of taking the Sense of the Land Owners and Land Occupiers of these Two Hundreds, in relation to an Application to Parliament for the present Bill.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. M’Donald was heard in Support of the Bill; and called,

Samuel Rosh Esquire, who being sworn, was examined in relation to the Value of the Property of the Land ‘ Owners and Land Occupiers in these Two Hundreds, who have consented to the Bill, and likewise of those who may be considered as Neutrals.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Daniel Jones was called in; and being sworn, was examined in relation to the Proceedings at the last Meeting at Dereham, for the Purpose of taking the Sense of the Land Owners and Land Occupiers of these Two Hundreds respecting this Bill; and as to the riotous Behaviour of the Mob out of Doors at this Meeting; and as to several Persons being present at this Meeting who had no Right to be there.

He was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

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

Die Jovis, 4o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes. fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Le Despencer.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Cadogan.
Epus. Duresm. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Godolphin.
Epus. Eliens. Dux St. Albans. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Cestrien. Dux Gordon. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Roffen. Dux Portland. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Bangor. Dux Manchester. Ds. Walpole.
March. Rockingham. Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton. Ds. Walpole.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Exeter. Ds. Boston.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Digby.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Sundridge.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes March.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclessfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes llchester.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Comes. Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Leinster.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. Ilchester takes the Oaths.

This Day Stephen Earl of Ilchester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Worcester College, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars, of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; 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 explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarab Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other 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 following:

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
D. St. Albans. L. Cadogan.
L. Godolphin.
D. Gordon. L. Bp. London. L. Montfort.
D. Portland. L. Bp. Durham. L. Sandys.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. Ely. L. Hyde.
M. Rockingham. L. Bp. Chester. L. Walpole.
L. Bp. Rochester. L. Mansfield.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Lyttelton.
E. Exeter. L. Scarsdale.
E. Denbigh. L. Boston.
E. Stamford. L. Vernon.
E. Sandwich. L. Digby.
E. Carlisle. L. Sundridge.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. March.
E. Marchmont.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Ilchester.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Montague.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Irwin.
V. Bolingbroke.
V. Lemster.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 19th 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.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Wisbech Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wisbech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wisbech Murrow and Wisbech Guyhirn, in lsle of Ely, and County of Cambridge.”

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.

Goodricke’s Nat Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Levina Benjamind Goodricke.”

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 fame Day, at the fame Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Freeman’s Bill.

The Lord Viscount (fn. 1) Say and Sele reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands at Hadley, in the Parish of Wellington, in the County of Salop, devised by the Will of the Reverend Joshua Pulford Clerk, deceased, in Joshua Freeman, and his Heirs,” 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.

Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places of Long Itchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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.”

Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the parish of Sutton cum Lound, in the County of Nottingham” was committed.

Freeman’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Lands at Hadley, in the Parish of Wellington, in the County of Salop, devised by the Will of the Reverend Joshua Pulford Clerk, deceased, in Joshua Freeman, and his Heirs.”

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. Pechell and Mr. Eames:

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

M’Lean against M’lean:

A Petition of John M’Lean, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Gillean M’Lean is Respondent, was presented and read; setting forth, “That the Matters in Dispute between the Parties being now settled, the Petitioner is desirous to withdraw his said Appeal;” and therefore praying their Lord ships, “That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Respondent not having put in his Answer.”

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

And being withdrawn,

Appeal withdrawn

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Mevagissey pier Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the. Bill, intituled, “An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagissey, in the County of Cornwall,” 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Long Itchington and Bascote Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and Commonable Places of Long Itchington and Bascote, in the County of Warwick.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sutton cum Lound Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Arable Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Sutton cum Lound, in the County of Nottingham.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mevagissey Pier Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for completing and maintaining the Pier at the Town of Mevagissey, in the County of Cornwall.”

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.

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of, Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. McDonald was heard for the Bill, and called,

Mr. John Crispe, who being sworn, was examined as to the Manner the Poor are now taken Care of in the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, and as to the wretched State they are now in.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then George Goulding was called in, and sworn, and examined in relation to the Care taken of the Poor, and their Children, in the House of Industry at Bulkham, in Suffolk; and as to Houses of Industry being the best and cheapest Mode of taking Care of the Poor.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Robert Suckling was called in, and sworn, and examined as to the undue Means that had been used in order to prejudice several Persons in the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch against this Bill; and also as to the Riots and irregular Proceedings at the Third Meeting at Dereham, for the Purpose of taking the Sense of the Land Owners and Land Occupiers, whether an Application should be made to Parliament for this Bill.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, “To commit the Bill.”

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to 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.

Ordered, That the Three Petitions presented against the last mentioned Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colhers, Coal-bearers, and Salters;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

D Buccleugh and Bp of Winton, 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 Buccleugh; 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 rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned.”

Adjourn.

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

Die Veneris, 5o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Grower, Præses. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Rochford. Ds. Camden.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Har dwicke.
Comes Northington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Goodright against Harwood, in Error; Judges of the Court of Exchequer to attend.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein Nathan Goodright, on the Demise of William Rolfe, and Elizabeth his Wife, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant, being a Writ of Error brought by the Heir at Law from a Judgement of the Court of King’s Bench, reversing a Judgement of the Court of Common Pleas given in Favour of the Heir at Law; and for the Judges to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Plaintiff having been heard:

As also One Counsel for the Defendant:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

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

Jackson’s Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wisbech Drainage Bill.

The Lord Montfort made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wisbech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wisbech Murrow and Wisbech Guybirn, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge,” was committed.

Knapwell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Montfort made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge.” was committed.

Goodricke’s Nat. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Levina Benjamina Goodricke,” 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk,” was committed.

Fulbourne Churches Bill.

The Lord Montfort made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Church of All Saints, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County of Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church of Saint Vigors, in the said Town,” was committed.

Jackson’s Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for vesting certain Parts of divers Messuages, Wharfs, and Hereditaments, called Montague Close, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was, resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it

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

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

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen. Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Monday next.

Worcester College Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars, of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees, appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Ely. L. Montfort.
E. Rochford. L. Bp. Chester. L. Sandys.
L. Coventry. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Lyttelton.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Scarsdale.
E. Marchmont. L. Camden.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Northington.
E. Hillsborough.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 22d 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.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee, to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colliers, Coal bearers, and Salters.”

Hill against Sr John, in Error.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Errors argued, assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer St. John Esquire is Defendant, which stands appointed for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the Judges do then attend.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein David Power is Plaintiff, and Samuel Windis is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Die Lunæ, 8o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Eliens. Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Cicestrien. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Walpole.
Epus. Cestrien. Comes Exeter. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Epus. Roffen. Comes Sandwich. Ds. Vernon.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Carlisle.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Goodright against Harwood, in Error:

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause upon a Writ of Error, wherein Nathan Goodright, on the Demise of William Rolfe, and Elizabeth his Wife, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant; and for the Judges of the Court of Exchequer to attend.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel for the Defendant having been fully heard:

As also One Counsel for the Plaintiff by way of Reply;

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Question put to the Judges of the Exchequer.

Proposed, “That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question; (videlicet),

“Whether, on the Facts found by the Special Verdict in this Cause, the Devise of the Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn to Frances Harwood, (the Defendant in Error), by the Will of the 16th of April 1748, be revoked or not ?”

The fame was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges.

Whereupon, the Judges desiring that some Time might be allowed for that Purpose,

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Judges of the Court of Exchequer do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

E Sefton’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Sefton, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates, in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and after his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to grant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment.”

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

D Buccleugh’s and Bp. of Winton’s Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Cathcart.
E. Exeter. L. Montfort.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Ely. L. Sandys.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Walpole.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. Chester. L. Lyttelton.
E. Poulet. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Scarsdale.
E. Cassillis. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Vernon.
E. Abercorn. L. Bp. Bangor.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday the 23d 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.

Motion for shortening the Committee on it.

The House was moved, “That the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with as that the Committee, to whom the last-mentioned Bill stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session:”

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

Elloe Small Debts Bill.

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

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

outhcott, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty the Open and Common Fields, and Part of the Open and Common Downs, called Southcott and Kernell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Worcester College Bill; Committee shortened

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bill’s, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for explaining, amending, and enlarging, the Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Eighteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, “An Act for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates, late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Fee-Simple Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;” and for indemnifying the acting Trustee or Trustees, appointed under the said Act, for having expended a larger Sum of Money than allowed by that Act; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Thursday next.

Beaconsfield to Stokenchurch. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, “for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stokenchurch, 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 Harvey’s Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for vesting a Freehold Estate, late of Eliah Harvey Esquire, deceased, called Buckhouse, otherwise Munckham, situate in the Parishes of Woodford and Chigwell, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, and their Heirs in Trust, to sell and convey the fame as therein mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by Sale thereof for the Benefit of Edward Harvey an infant, his only Son and Heir at Law, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Dean of Worcester’s Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Worcester, and Rowland Berkeley Esquire, to make and establish an Exchange of certain Lands and Tythes in the Parish of Cotheridge, in the County of Worcester;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Poor, Removal of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent unnecessary Removals of the Poor, and to promote the granting of Certificates;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the fame Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Officer, appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Mitford and Launditch Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Mitford and Launditch, in the County of Norfolk,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Goodricke’s Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for naturalizing Levina Benjamina Goodricke,”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wisbech Drainage Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds, in the Parishes of Wisbech Saint Peter’s and Wisbech Saint Mary’s, and in the Hamlets of Wisbech Marrow and Wisbech Guyhirn, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fulbourne Churches Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for taking down the Church of All Saint, in the Town of Fulbourne, and County of Cambridge; and for the better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the Church of Saint Vigors, in the said Town.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Knapwell Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Knapwell, in the County of Cambridge.”

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 Eve preceding Bills.

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

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

Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of of Exchange, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled “An Act to restrain the Negociation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” was committed: “That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

E Session’s Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to confirm several Building Leases already granted by the Right Honourable the Earl of Session, of the Kingdom of Ireland, of Part of his Settled Estates in the County of Lancaster; and to enable him during his Life, and after his Decease the Trustee during the Minority of any infant, to giant other Building and Improving Leases; and for other Purposes in the said 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 the former Messengers:

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

Ward el at. against Hartpole; Petition to revive Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Ward, Heir at Law, Devisee and Residuary Legatee named in the last Will and Testament of Nicholas Ward Esquire, eldest Son and Heir, next of Kin and Administrator of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, which were of Vere Ward Gentleman, his late Father, deceased, in his Life Time, and at the Time of his Death, and Heir at Law of the said Vere Ward; and also Administrator of the Goods and Chattels of the said Vere Ward deceased, left unadministered by the said Nicholas Ward, deceased; and also of Michael Grace; and Thomas Cosby, Esquires, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said Nicholas Ward deceased; setting forth, “That the said Nicholas Ward deceased, preferred his Appeal to their Lordships from a Decree, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 25th of February 1774, to which Robert Hartpole Esquire is Respondent: That the said Appeal is become abated by the Death of the said Nicholas Ward the Appellant: That the Petitioners are advised to pursue the said Appeal in their Names;” and therefore most humbly pray their Lordships, “That they may be at Liberty to revive the said Appeal, and that the same may stand revived, and be in the same Plight and Condition as it was at the Time of the Death of the said Nicholas Ward:”

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be revived, and that the Petitioners do stand in the Place of the said Nicholas Ward the late Appellant, and have the same Benefit of the Appeal as if he was living.

Scotch Colliers &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colliers, Coalbearers, and Salters.”

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.

Luton, &c. Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for continuing and making more effectual several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Luton, in the County of Bedford, to Westwood Gate, in the said County; and from Luton to Saint Albans, in the County of Hertford;” 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, nonum diem instantis, (fn. 2) Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Martis, 9o Maii 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Gloucester. Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Epus. Londin. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Cathcart.
Epus. Duresm. Ds. Middleton.
Epus. Eliens. Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Cicestrien. Dux Manchester. Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Sarum. Ds. Archer.
Epus. Exon. Comes Hertford, Camerarius. Ds. Ponsonby.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestrien. Ds. Hyde.
Epus. Meneven. Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Mansfield.
Epus. Litch, & Cov. Comes Exeter. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus. Bangor. Comes Denbigh. Ds. Scarsdale.
Comes Winchilsea. Ds. Vernon.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Digby.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Spencer.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

E. Berkeley takes the Oaths.

This Day Frederick Augustus Earl of Berkeley took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Roberton against Elphinston et al.

The Answer of the Honourable Captain John Elphinston and others to the Appeal of Archibald Roberton of Bedlay Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Goodright against Harwood, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for the further Consideration of the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein Nathan Goodright, on the Demise of William Rolfe and Elizabeth his Wife, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood is Defendant; and for the Judges of the Court of Exchequer to attend to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question of Law put to them Yesterday; (videlicet),

“Whether, on the Facts found by the Special Verdict in this Cause, the Devise of the Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn to Frances Harwood, (the Defendant in Error), by the Will of the 16th of April 1748, be revoked or not ?”

Judges of the Exchequer, Opinions delivered:

The Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer delivered the unanimous Opinion of the Judges of that Court present, except Mr. Baron Perrott, who being ill could not attend, as follows; (videlicet),

“That, on the Facts found by the Special Verdict in this Cause, the Devise of the Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn to Frances Harwood, (the Defendant in Error), by the Will of the 16th of April 1748, is not revoked;” And gave his Reasons.

Whereupon,

The following Order and Judgement was made:

Judgement.

Whereas, by virtue of His Majesty’s Writ of Error, returnable into the House of Lords in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King’s Bench was brought into this House the 19th Day of December 1774, wherein Nathan Goodright, on the Demise of William Rolfe, and Elizabeth his Wife, late Elizabeth Lacy, sole Daughter and Heiress of Arthur Lacy Esquire, and Niece and Heiress at Law of John Lacy of Lincoln’s Inn Esquire, is Plaintiff, and Frances Harwood Defendant; and Counsel having been heard, as well on Friday last as Yesterday, to argue the Errors assigned upon the said Writ of Error; and also upon hearing the unanimous Opinion of all the Judges of the Court of Exchequer (except Mr. Baron Proposed, who is ill), upon a Question of Law to them proposed; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Judgement given in the Court of King’s Bench, reversing a Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas, be, and the fame is hereby affirmed; and that the Record be remitted.

The Tenor of which Judgement to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record is as follows:

“On which Day, before our said Lord the King and the Peers in this present Parliament at Westminster, in the said County of Middlesex, come as well the said Nathan as the said Frances, in their proper Persons; upon which all and singular the Premises being seen, and by the said Court of Parliament here fully understood, and as well the Record and Proceedings aforesaid, as the other Matters and Causes by the said Nathan above assigned for Error, being fully examined and seen, and mature Deliberation thereupon had, it appears to the said Court of Parliament now here, that there is no Error in the said Record and. Proceedings of Reversal and annulling of the Judgement aforesaid by the Court of the said Lord the King, before the King Himself, on the First Writ of Error; therefore it is considered by the Court of our said Lord the King, before the King Himself, in His said Parliament, that the said Judgement of reversing and annulling the Judgement aforesaid on the said First Writ of Error, be in all Things affirmed, and remain in full Force and Effect, the Matters and Causes by the said Nathan above assigned for Error in any wife notwithstanding.”

Tadmarton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts of Upper Tadmarton and Lower Tadmarton, in the County of Oxford,” 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 fame to the House, without any Amendment.”

Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Rowsham, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, Benjamin Holloway Esquire, and the Reverend Harry Lee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. Buccleugh and Bp. of Winton’s Bill; Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for rendering effectual a Proposal or Agreement made between the Duke of Buccleugh and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for exchanging and enfranchising certain Leasehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish and Manor of Adderbury, in the County of Oxford; and for enabling the said Bishop to grant Leases in Manner therein mentioned,” stands committed, may proceed on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard of the approaching Conclusion of the Session.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case, and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill To-morrow.

Braunston Enclosure Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, of and within the Parish and Liberties of Braunston, in the County of Northampton;” and for hearing Counsel for and against the same:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And the said Bill was read the Third Time.

The Petition of the Lord of the Manor of Braunston, and also of the Rector and others; praying to be heard by Counsel against the said Bill, was read.

Then Mr. Wheeler was heard for the Petitioners against the said Bill; and then stated, “The Quantum of Property of those who have signed the Petition against the Bill;” which was, excepting a Fraction, admitted by the Counsel for the Bill; and then called,

James Riley, who being sworn, was examined in relation to the Son of John Claridge having signed his Father’s Name to the Petition for the Bill, without his Consent; and as to the Witness’s having heard the said John Claridge declare “he was not willing the Braunston Common should be enclosed, and that he did not empower his Son to sign the Petition.”

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Robert Collett was called in, and sworn, and examined to the same Facts; and gave the like Account.

Then Mr. Burrell was heard also against the said Bill.

Then Mr. Leigh was heard for the said Bill.

Then Mr. Wheeler, the Counsel against the said Bill, was heard by way of Reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the following Amendment was proposed to be made to the said Bill, by inserting at the End of the Bill this Proviso:

[“Provided nevertheless, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to give the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of them, any Power or Authority to divert, change, or alter, the Course of the Public Road from Barby to Daventry, One Half Part of which Road lies in the Parish of Ledgers Ashby, in the County of Northampton, and the other Half Part thereof lies in Braunston Field; but that such Half Part of the said Road in Braunston Field shall be, continue, and remain Twenty Feet wide.”]

Which being objected to;

After Debate,

The Question was put thereupon ?

It was resolved in the Negative.

Then 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.

And a Message was ordered to be 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.

Manchester Playhouse Bill, Petition in Support of.

Upon reading the Petition of several Persons, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, being Gentlemen, Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Proprietors of Estates, and others, within the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancoster; setting forth, “That the Petitioners are very desirous of having a Public Theatre established in the said Town, under proper Regulations; and are informed, that a Bill is now depending before their Lordships, to enable His Majesty to grant a Patent for that Purpose;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “That the said Bill may pass into a Law:”

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

E. Ferrers’s Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, “An Act for appointing new Trustees to carry into Execution an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting, in Trustees, the Settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be fold, for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the fame and the Rest of the Settled Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned” in the Room and Stead of those appointed by the said Act, who are desirous of resigning the Trust thereby reposed in them,” 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.

Poor, Removals of, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, “An Act to prevent unnecessary Removals of the Poor, and to promote the granting of Certificates,” be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Elloe Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Elloe, in the County of Lincoln.”

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

Ld. President. L. Abp. Canterbury. L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Br.
D. Manchester. L. Bp. London. L. Cathcart.
Ld. Chamberlain. L. Bp. Durham. L. Middleton.
E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Ely. L. Montfort.
E. Exeter. L. Bp. Chichester. L. Sandys.
E. Denbigh. L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Ponsonby.
E. Winchilsea. L. Bp. Exeter. L. Hyde.
E. Sandwich. L. Bp. St. Asaph. L. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Chester.
E. Carlisle. L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Lyttelton.
E. Berkeley. L. Bp. Litch. & Cov. L. Scarsdale.
E. Coventry. L. Vernon.
E. Jersey. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Digby.
E. Poulet.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Brooke.
E. Bucks.
E. Darlington.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Spencer.
V. Montague.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Townshend.
V. Weymouth.
V Stormont.
V. Irwin.
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.

Promissory Notes and In land Bills of Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Ad to restrain the Negotiation of Promissory Notes and Inland Bills of Exchange, under a limited Sum, within that Part of Great Britain called England.”

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

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

Southcott, &c Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields, and Part of the Open and Common Downs, called Southcott and Kepnell Down, Work Down, and other Commonable Places; and also for dividing and enclosing Pewsey Common, in the Parish of Pewsey, in the County of Wilts.”

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

Coals, Admeasurement, of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the same Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

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

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

Beaconsfield to token church Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of several Acts, for repairing the Road from Beaconsfield, in the County of Bucks, to Stokenchurch, 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 Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place and to adjourn as they please.

Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Officer, appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office.”

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.

Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colliers, Coal-bearers, and Salters.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Roberton against Elphinston et al.

The House being moved, “That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Archibald Roberton of Bedlay, Esquire, is Appellant, and the Honourable Captain John Elphinston 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit praesens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroras, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Mercurii, 10o Maii. 1775.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Ds. Apsley, Cancellarius. Ds. Montfort.
Epus Londin. Ds. Sandys.
Epus Duresm. Comes Comes Gower, Præses. Ds. Hyde.
Epus Eliens. Ds. Lyttelton.
Epus Exon. Dux Manchester. Ds. Vernon.
Epus Cestrien. Dux Chandos. Ds. Camden.
Epus Wigorn. Comes Exeter.
Epus Meneven. Comes Denbigh.
Epus Bangor. Comes Sandwich.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Irwin.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.

PRAYERS.

Hill against St. John, in Error.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel in the Cause upon the Writ of Error, wherein Robert Hill Clerk is Plaintiff, and Goodyer Saint John Esquire is Defendant, being a Writ of Error brought by the Plaintiff in order to reverse a Judgement given in His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench, reversing a judgement of the Court of Common Pleas, given in savour of the said Plaintiff; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the Counsel on both Sides having been fully heard:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Proposed, “That the Judges be directed to deliver their Opinions upon the following Question; (videlicet),”

“Whether the Advowson of the Church of Mottisfont, otherwise Matson, East Dean, and Lockerley, passed to Lady Broughton Delves by the Will of Sir Bryan Broughton?

The same was agreed to, and the said Question was accordingly put to the Judges:

Whereupon, the Judges desiring that some Time might be allowed them for that Purpose,

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Judges do then attend to deliver their Opinions upon the said Question.

E. Ferrer’s Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for appointing new Trustees to carry into Execution an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the more effectually carrying into Execution an Act, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for vesting, in Trustees, the Settled Estate of Washington Earl Ferrers, in the County of Derby, to be sold, for satisfying the Incumbrances and Portions affecting the same, and the Rest of the Settled Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned,” in the Room and Stead of those appointed by the said Act, who are desirous of resigning the Trust thereby reposed in them.”

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. Montagu and Mr. Cuddon.

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

Tadmarton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field and Commonable Land, lying within the Townships, Liberties, and Precincts, of Upper Tadmarton and Lower Tadmarton, in the County of Oxford.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Scotch Colliers, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “An Act for altering, explaining, and amending, several Acts, of the Parliament of Scotland, respecting Colliers, Coal-bearers, and Salters.”

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act for Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Smart, an Infant, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coals, Admeasurement of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for admeasuring Waggons and other Carriages used in loading Coals on board Ships at the several Ports of this Kingdom, in the same Manner as at the Ports of Newcastle and Sunderland.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Gold and Silver Weights, Stamper of, to take Fees, Bill.

The, House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “An Act for allowing the Officer appointed to mark or stamp the Weights to be made use of in weighing the Gold and Silver Coin of this Kingdom, in pursuance of an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, to take certain Fees in the Execution of his Office.”

After some Time the House was resumed:

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

Manchester Playhouse Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “An Act for enabling His Majesty to license a Playhouse in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;” and for the Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next, and the Lords summoned.

Worcester College Bill; Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of John Giles and Robert Burd Gabriel, in Behalf of themselves and the other Fellows of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford, on the Foundation of Doctor George Clarke; setting forth, “That being apprehensive they shall be deprived, by a Clause in a Bill, “to explain and enlarge the Powers in a former Act, for Sale of certain Leasehold Estates late of Sarah Eaton deceased, and by her devised to the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars, of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford;” now under their Lordships Consideration, of the Privilege of a Voice in the Election of Mrs. Sarah Eaton’s Fellows and Scholars, though they have been admitted by Act of Parliament and by Letters Patent, and by the usual Custom of the College, to all the Rights and Privileges of Fellows of the said College, and have actually exercised that Privilege in the late Elections of Mrs. Eaton’s Fellows and Scholars; which Right has since been approved and confirmed by their Visitors: They farther beg Leave to inform their Lordships, that if the said Clause should take place, they and their Successors will be eventually injured in the following material Respect: “That the Number of the Fellows on Sir Thomas Cooke’s Foundation and Mrs. Eaton’s amount to Thirteen, and those on Doctor Clarke’s to Six only, which, in a Course of Years, will naturally so operate as to give the Fellows of Sir Thomas Cooke’s and Mrs. Eaton the sole Power of electing on all the Foundations, to the utter Exclusion of Doctor Clarke’s Fellows from having a Voice even on their own Foundation, which they apprehend can only be prevented by alike excluding Mrs. Eaton’s Fellows from voting on the Foundation of Doctor Clarke;” and therefore praying their Lordships, “To take this Matter into Consideration, and permit them to be heard by themselves or Counsel, and that they will grant them such Relief as in their Judgement shall seem meet:”

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill Hands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill before the said Committee, as desired; and that Counsel may be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Old Stratford to Dunchurch, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to enlarge the Term of several Acts, passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the Tenth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, “for repairing the Highways from Old Stratford, in the County of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the County of Warwick; and for more effectually amending the said Highways;” to which they desire the Concurrrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H.C. to return Mych Milton, Prebendary of, Bill, with an Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to subject and charge the Prebend Manor of Mych Milton, in the County of Oxford, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, with the Payment of Two several perpetual Yearly Rent Charges or Annual Payments to the Reverend John Wheeldon and his Successors, Prebendaries of the Prebend of Mych Milton aforesaid; and for divesting the Fee-Simple and Inheritance thereof out of him and his Successors, and for vesting the same, so charged, in the Reverend Charles Sturges, his Heirs and Assigns;” and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Brize Norton Enclosure Bill

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and all other the Commonable Grounds, in the Parish of Brize Norton, in the County of Oxford;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Peebles, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act to continue the Term of an Act, made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads in the County of Peebles, leading from Tweed’s Cross towards the City of Edinburgh, by Blythe Bridge, La Mancha, and Whom, and by Linton and Carhps, and from Ingleston through Carlops, until all the said Roads join the Limits of the County of Edinburgh;” to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Message from H C to return Greene’s Divorce Bill, with Amendments.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, “An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Robert Greene Merchant, with Juliana Greene, otherwise Judge, 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.

Lea Marston, & c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, “An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows; and Commons or Waste Grounds, within the Hamlets of Lea and Marston, in the Parish of Lea Marston, in the County of Warwick, and also certain Pieces of Waste Ground, within the Liberty of Dunton, in the Parish Curdworth, in the said County;” to which. they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Westminster Streets, Accounts of Commissioners delivered.

The House being informed, “That Mr. Box, from the Commissioners for paving Westminster Streets, attended:”,

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Act of Parliament, the Proceedings and Accounts of the said Commissioners.

“Copy of the Minutes of the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts of Parliament for paving, cleansing, lighting, and regulating, the Squares, Streets, Lanes, and other Places, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, from the 23d Day of November 1773, to the 27th Day of December 1774, both inclusive
Also, An Account of all Contracts and Agreements made by the said Commissioners, from the said 23d Day of November 1773, to the said 27th Day of December 1774, both inclusive.”

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic; not in the Lift of Lords present this Day.
2 Martii in Orig.