House of Lords Journal Volume 26
April 1745, 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: April 1745, 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 485-494. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114211 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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April 1745, 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 22o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Malton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Faxton Common Fields enclosing, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in Faxton, within the Parish of Lamport, in the County of Northampton; and for giving a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu of his Tithes of the said Common Fields," 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; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sinking Fund, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pounds, out of the Sinking Fund; and for granting a Sum remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by the Surplus of the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-five; and for the further appropriating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and for giving further Time for the Payment of Duties omitted to be paid for the Indentures or Contracts of Clerks and Apprentices, and for the further enforcing the Payment of the said Duties."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bounties on the Exportation of Linens, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing certain additional Bounties on the Exportation of British or Irish Linens."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Foreign Linens Exportation of, to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually preventing the Exportation of Foreign Linens, under the Denomination of British or Irish Linens."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Three last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Tea Duties altering, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Inland Duty of Four Shillings per Pound Weight upon all Tea sold in Great Britain; and for granting to His Majesty certain other Inland Duties in Lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and for pursuing Offenders out of one County into another;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Gaming and Horse-Races, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, the Laws in being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse-races;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Cooke & al. against Smee.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Smee Clerk Respondent to the Appeal of Richard Cooke and Nathaniel Wilkes Esquire; praying, "In regard One of the Petitioner's Counsel cannot be in Town so soon as the said Appeal stands to be heard, that the Hearing thereof may be adjourned to such further Day as to this House shall seem meet; the Agent on the other Side consenting thereunto:"

It is Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off to Friday the Third Day of May next.

Hore's Pet. to receive Appeal rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of Ellen Hore, a Minor, by Christian Paul Esquire, her Guardian; setting forth, That she is advised to appeal from an Order and Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the 15th Day of December last, directing an Issue at Law to be tried, whether the Petitioner Ellen was a Papist in the Life-time of her Father, or not? And that the said Order was not drawn up and entered in the Beginning of March last, as appears by an Affidavit of the Petitioner's Agent annexed;" and praying, "That she may be permitted to exhibit her Appeal from the said Order:"

And the said Affidavit being also read:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Keck's Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging, selling, and applying, Part of the settled Estate of Anthony Keck Esquire, for raising Money, towards the Purchase of the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, in the County of Leicester, contracted for, pursuant to the Will of Anthony Keck his Grandfather, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and the Bill to prevent Stealing of Linen, &c.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually preventing the Stealing of Linen, Fustian, and Cotton Goods and Wares, in Buildings, Fields, Grounds, and other Places used for printing, whitening, bleaching, or drying the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Faxton Common Fields enclosing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields in Faxton, within the Parish of Lamport, in the County of Northampton; and for giving a Recompense to the Rector of the said Parish, in Lieu of his Tithes of the said Common Fields."

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. Sawyer and Mr. Montague:

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

Runners of uncustomed Goods indemnisying, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Piracy suppressing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Tea Duties altering, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Inland Duty of Four Shillings per Pound Weight upon all Tea sold in Great Britain; and for granting to His Majesty certain other InlandDuties in Lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duty upon Tea and other Duties of Excise; and for pursuing Offenders out of one County into another."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Gaming and Horse-Races, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, the Laws in being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse-races."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale.
March Lothian.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes (fn. 1) Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Malton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Piracy suppressing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Runners of uncustomed Goods indemnifying, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Tea Duties altering, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Inland Duty of Four Shillings per Pound Weight upon all Tea sold in Great Britain; and for granting to His Majesty certain other Inland Duties in Lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and for pursuing Offenders out of one County into another."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

L. Widdrington's Estate, Conveyances to be made of, Bill:

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate, in the County of Northumberland (contracted for by the York Buildings Company), to Trustees, for the Creditors of the said Company, upon Payment of a Sum of Money therein mentioned into His Majesty's Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

The King's Consent to it signified.

Then the Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the said Bill, was graciously pleased (with respect to the Interest of the Crown) to consent that their Lordships might proceed thereon as they should think fit."

Prizes condemning, Delays in to prevent, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Delays and Expenses in condemning of Prizes in His Majesty's Courts of Admiralty in Great Britain and Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navies, &c. better Government of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea; and for regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Tea Duties altering, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the present Inland Duty of Four Shillings per Pound Weight upon all Tea sold in Great Britain; and for granting to His Majesty certain other Inland Duties in Lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duty upon Tea, and other Duties of Excise; and for pursuing Offenders out of one County into another."

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. Sawyer and Mr. Montague:

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

Prizes condemning, Delays to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Delays and Expenses in condemning of Prizes in His Majesty's Courts of Admiralty in Great Britain and Ireland."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

L. Widrington's Estate, Conveyances of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate, in the County of Northumberland (contracted for by the York Buildings Company), to Trustees, for the Creditors of the said Company, upon Payment of a Sum of Money therein mentioned into His Majesty's Exchequer."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Navies, &c. for better Government of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea; and for regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next.

Gaming and Horse-Races, Bill.

The Order being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, the Laws in Being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of HorseRaces."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Monday next.

Piracy suppressing, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Message from H. C. to return Worcester College, Oxon, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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 to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments; whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read Thrice, were agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers, to acquaint them therewith.

Runners of uncustomed Goods indemnifying, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Sir F. Skipwith's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appropriating the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, Part of the Portion agreed on to be paid on the Marriage of Sir Francis Skipwith Baronet with Dame Ursula his Wife; and for Sale of Part of his settled Estate, for discharging his Debts, and securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male in respect thereof;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Coroner's Office better ordering, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering the Office of Coroner;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Benson et al. against Capt. Vernon:

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Copies of several Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein William Benson Esquire and Stephen Whatley Gentleman are Appellants, and Captain John Vernon is Respondent:"

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Cambricks and French Lawns prohibiting, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns;" 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 Veneris, vicesimum fextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Piracy, suppressing, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppression of Piracy."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Runners of uncustomed Goods, indemnifying, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have been guilty of the unlawful importing, landing, or running, of prohibited, uncustomed, or other Goods or Merchandize."

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 preceding Bills.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Montague:

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

Cambricks and French Lawns, prohibiting, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Coroner's Office, better regulating, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering the Office of Coroner."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Prizes, condemning, Delays, to prevent, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Delays and Expenses in condemning of Prizes in His Majesty's Courts of Admiralty in Great Britain and Ireland:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Monday next.

Benson & al. against Capt. Vernon.

Whereas Monday next is appointed, for the hearing the Cause wherein William Benson Esquire and Stephen Whatley Gentleman are Appellants, and Captain John Vernon is Respondent:

Ordered, That the said Hearing be put off to that Day Fortnight.

L. Widdrington's Estate, Conveyances of, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate, in the County of Northumberland (contracted for by the York Buildings Company), to Trustees, for the Creditors of the said Company, upon Payment of a Sum of Money therein mentioned into His Majesty's Exchequer."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Greenwich Hospital Duties, recovering, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of certain Duties, granted towards the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes to register their Letters of Attorney."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Sabbati, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Menevens.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

L. Widdrington's Estate, Conveyances of, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate, in the County of Northumberland (contracted for by the York Buildings Company), to Trustees, for the Creditors of the said Company, upon Payment of a Sum of Money therein mentioned into His Majesty's Exchequer."

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. Sawyer and Mr. Montague:

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

Greenwich Hospital Duties, recovering, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of certain Duties granted towards the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes to register their Letters of Attorney."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

Navies, &c. for better Government of, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Ships of War and Forces by Sea; and for regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Monday next.

Cambricks and French Lawns, prohibiting, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made the following Amendments thereunto:

"Press 3, Line 37. After ["Importation"], insert ["into Great Britain"]."

"5. Line 8. After ["Kingdom"], insert ["within"]."

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

Pawnbrokers, regulating, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods, by regulating of Pawnbrokers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
March. Lothian.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Home.
Comes Stair.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Graham.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Carts used within the Bills of Mortality, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, relating to Carts used by Persons inhabiting within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and to allow such Carts to be drawn with Three Horses; and to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts, in Streets within the said Limits;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cambricks and French Lawns, prohibiting, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Pawnbrokers, regulating, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods, by regulating of Pawnbrokers."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Gaming and Horse Races, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend, explain, and make more effectual, the Laws in being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming; and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse Races."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which he would be ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Claims of Privilege of Peerage, to prevent Gaming Houses being suppressed;

The House being informed, "That Mr. Burdus, Chairman of the Quarter Session for the City and Liberty of Westm'r, Sir Thomas De Veil, and Mr. Lane Chairman of the Quarter Session for the County of Midd'x, were at the Door:"

Justices of Peace examined about:

They were called in; and, at the Bar, severally gave an Account, "That Claims of Privilege of Peerage were made, and insisted on, by the Ladies Mordington and Cassillis, in order to intimidate the Peaceofficers from doing their Duty, in suppressing the public Gaming-houses kept by the said Ladies."

And the said Burdus thereupon delivered in an Instrument in Writing, under the Hand of the said Lady Mordington, containing the Claim she made of Privilege, for her Officers and Servants employed by her in her said Gaming-house.

And then they were directed to withdraw.

And the said Instrument was read, as follows:

Ly Mordington's Claim of Privilege:

"I, Dame Mary Baroness of Mordington, do hold a House in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, for and as an Assembly; where all Persons of Credit are at Liberty to frequent, and play at such Diversions as are used at other Assemblies. And I have hired Joseph Dewberry, William Horsely, Ham Cropper, and George Sanders, as my Servants or Managers (under me) thereof. I have given them Orders to direct the Management of the other inferior Servants; (namely,) John Bright, Richard Davies, John Hill, John Vandenvoren, as Box-keepers, Gilbert Richardson Housekeeper, John Chaplain Regulator, William Stanley and Henry Huggins Servants that wait on the Company at the said Assembly, William Penny and Joseph Penny as Porters thereof.

"And all the abovementioned Persons I claim, as my domestic Servants; and demand all those Privileges as belong to me, as a Peeress of Great Britain, appertaining to my said Assembly.

"M. Mordington.

"Dated 8th Jan'ry, 1744."

Resolution thereupon.

Resolved and Declared, That no Person is entitled to Privilege of Peerage, against any Prosecution or Proceeding for keeping any Public or Common Gaming House, or any House, Room, or Place, for playing at any Game or Games prohibited by any Law now in Force.

Prizes, condemning, Delays, to prevent, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Delays and Expenses in condemning of Prizes in His Majesty's Courts of Admiralty in Great Britain and Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto."

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

Navies, &c. for better Government, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea; and for regulating the Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Greenwich Hospital Duties, recovering, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had on the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of certain Duties, granted towards the Sup port of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes to register their Letters of Attorney."

Coroner's Office, better regulating, Bill.

The Order being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering the Office of Coroner:"

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee on the said Bill, on this Day Fortnight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Stair.
Comes Portmore.
Comes Oxford.
Comes (fn. 2) Granville.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Somerville.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Messages from thence, to return the Bill for prohibiting Cambricks and French Lawns;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Wearing and Importation of Cambricks and French Lawns;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

and Luscombe's Bill

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate late of Richard Luscombe Esquire, deceased, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts and Legacies;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Carts used within the Bills of Mortality, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, relating to Carts used by Persons inhabiting within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and to allow such Carts to be drawn with Three Horses; and to prevent the Misbehaviour of the Drivers of Carts, in Streets within the said Limits."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Brewers, Wharsingers, & al. Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petition of several Brewers, Wharsingers, and others, concerned in Cartage within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and many others; praying, "That they may be at Liberty to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against the last mentioned Bill; or that they may have such other Relief as to this House in their great Wisdom shall seem meet:"

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

Navies, &c. for better Government, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Regulating and better Government of His Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea; and for regulating Proceedings upon Courts Martial in the Sea Service."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich Hospital Duties, recovering, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of cer tain Duties, granted towards the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and to oblige Agents for Prizes to register their Letters of Attorney."

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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Montague:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Prizes, condemning, Delays to prevent, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing unnecessary Delays and Expenses in condemning of Prizes in His Majesty's Courts of Admiralty in Great Britain and Ireland."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with One Amendment, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Gaming and Horse Races, Bill:

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain, amend, and make more effectual, the Laws in being, to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming, and to restrain and prevent the excessive Increase of Horse Races," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House; and are as follow; (videlicet,)

"Press 4, Line 1. After ["Persons"], insert ["after the said 24th Day of June 1745"].

"Pr. 5, Line last, and 1st Line of the 6th Press, leave out ["or other Privilege"].

"Pr. 6, L. 2. After ["Persons"], insert ["whatsoever"]; and, in the same and next Line, leave out ["Action, Bill, Information, Complaint"], and insert ["Prosecution"].

"Line 4. Leave out ["exhibited, brought"], and insert ["commenced"]; and in the same Line, after ["had"], leave out ["against"], and insert ["for keeping of any public or common Gaming House, or any House, Room, or Place, for playing at any Game or Games prohibited by"]."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C with Amendments to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Pawnbrokers, regulating, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectually preventing the receiving of stolen Goods, by regulating of Pawnbrokers."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had made a Progress in the said Bill."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee again, upon the said Bill, on this Day Month.

Message from H. C. to return Mathew's Divorce Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Daniel Mathew Esquire with Penelope Smith his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Cooke & al. against Smee.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Richard Cooke and Nathaniel Wilkes Esquires are Appellants, and Thomas Smee Clerk is Respondent, which stands for Friday next, be put off to that Day Fortnight.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, primum diem Maii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Origin. Fitzwaler.
2 Bis in Originali.