House of Lords Journal Volume 26
March 1746, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: March 1746, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 549-555. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114230 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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March 1746, 11-20

DIE Mercurii, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Leicester.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

D. Leeds & al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Duke of Leeds and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Duke of Leeds; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby in the Payment of certain Debts owing by him, and the Residue in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the rest of the said Duke's settled Estates; and for securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male, in respect of what should be so applied in Payment of the said Debts."

Mutiny Bill.

A (fn. 1) Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Yonge Secretary at War and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Comage to encourage, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Sill, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Joseph Sill and others; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Houses and Tenements in Wakefield, in the County of York, Part of the settled Estate of Joseph Sill Gentleman, for discharging a Bond Debt therein mentioned."

Gough & al. Leave for a Bill;

Upon reading the Petition of Martha Gough of Old Fallings in the County of Stafford Widow, Walter Gough of Pury Hall in the same County Esquire, Thomas Hayes of Wolverhampton in the same County Gentleman, Thomas Tompkys of Wednesfield in the same County Esquire, and William Tomkys and John Wood, both of the same Place, Gentlemen; for and on Behalf of themselves and others; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for erecting a convenient Building, or Chapel, within the Township or Hamlet of Wednesfield aforesaid, and for the Maintenance and Support of a Minister to officiate therein; and for vesting the Right of Presentation to the said Chapel in the Petitioner Martha Gough for her Life, and after her Decease in the Petitioner Walter Gough and his Heirs for ever:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Bennett's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bennett Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates therein mentioned, for raising present Portions for his Two Infant Daughters; and, subject thereto, to the Use, and for the Benefit, of the Petitioner:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Bethnal Green Church, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the County of Midd'x, to compleat their Church, and to pay Debts already contracted for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parish," 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."

Crabb to take the Name of Boulton, Bill.

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Crabb and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname of Boulton, pursuant to the Will of Richard Boulton Esquire, deceased," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 13o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. North.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

D. Bedford takes the Oaths.

This Day John Duke of Bedford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration; his Grace having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Lady Lake against Representatives of Mason.

The House was informed, "That the Respondents to the Petition of Dame Mary Lake Widow and others, presented to their Lordships on the 6th Day of February last, relating to a Cause formerly in this House, on an Appeal of Charles Mason Esquire, from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, have put in their Answers to the said Petition."

And it being thereupon moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Matter in Question, on the said Petition and Answers:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear Counsel on both Sides thereupon, on the First Cause-day after the approaching Recess at Easter.

Ripon Common enclosing, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to execute an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for extinguishing a Right of Common claimed by, and belonging to, the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Burgages and Tenements, in Ripon, Littlethorpe, and Bondgate, in the County of York, and for settling and providing an Equivalent for they said Common Right," 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."

Kelfield Commons enclosing, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing Articles of Agreement, for an Enclosure and Division of the Common Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York; and for empowering the Lord of the said Manor to raise Money to complete the said Enclosure," was committed.

D. Leeds's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Duke of Leeds; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby in the Payment of certain Debts owing by him, and the Residue in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the rest of the said Duke's settled Estates; and for securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male, in respect of what should be so applied in Payment of the said Debts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Harborough.
E. Malton.
Vis. Say & Seale.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. North.
L. Berkeley.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hervey.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Fitzwilliam.
L. Sandys.

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

Sill's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Houses and Tenements in Wakefield, in the County of York, Part of the settled Estate of Joseph Sill Gentleman, for discharging a Bond Debt therein mentioned."

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

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

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Defertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

Crabb to take the Name of Bolton, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Crabb and his Heirs Male to take and use the Surname of Boulton, pursuant to the Will of Richard Boulton Esquire, deceased."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Coinage to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

Bethnal Green Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the County of Midd'x, to compleat their Church, and to pay Debts already contracted for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 14o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Ripon Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for giving further Time to execute an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for extinguishing a Right of Common claimed by, and belonging to, the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Burgages and Tenements, in Ripon, Littlethore, and Bondgate, in the County of York; and for settling and providing an Equivalent for the said Common Right."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kelfield Commons enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing Articles of Agreement, for an Enclosure and Division of the Common Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York; and for empowering the Lord of the said Manor to raise Money to compleat the said Enclosure."

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. Holford and Mr. Bennett:

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

Glass, &c. Duties and Lottery, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Glass, and upon Spirituous Liquors; and for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties; and for obviating some Doubts about making out Orders at the Exchequer, for the Monies advanced upon the Credit of the Salt Duties granted and continued to His Majesty by an Act of the last Session of Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mutiny Bill;

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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."

Coinage to encourage, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

Message from H. C. to return Sir Narbrough D'Aeth's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest the Manor of Ruxley, in the County of Kent, and several Lands there, in Sir Narbrough D' Aeth Baronet and his Heirs, discharged of the Uses in his Marriage Settlement; other Lands in the said County, of greater Value, being settled in Lieu thereof," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Malton.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Lechmere, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Anne Lechmere Widow and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate late of Richard Lechmere Junior, and Anne his Wife, in the County of Essex, pursuant to Articles entered into for the Purchase thereof; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

E. Plimouth, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Guardians of the Earl of Plimouth, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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 to empower the Guardians of the Earl of Plimouth, an Infant, to make Leases of his Estate, in the County of Glamorgan, during his Minority."

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Coinage to encourage, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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. Thurston and Mr. Sawyer:

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

Justices of Peace Qualification Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for Justices of the Peace to take and subscribe the Oath directed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was Twice read.

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

Glass, &c. Duties, and Lottery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties, upon Glass and upon Spirituous Liquors; and for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties; and for obviating some Doubts, about making out Orders at the Exchequer, for the Monies advanced upon the Credit of the Salt Duties granted and continued to His Majesty by an Act of the last Session of Parliament."

Pawnbrokers regulating, Bill.

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

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Pawnbrokers;" 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, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bedford.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Malton.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.

PRAYERS.

D. Leeds's Bill; Motion to shorten the Meeting of the Committee.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Duke of Leeds; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby in the Payment of certain Debts owing by him, and the Residue in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the rest of the said Duke's settled Estates; and for securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male, in respect of what should be so applied in Payment of the said Debts," stands committed, may meet onan earlier Day than now appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned:

Sill's Bill; the like Motion.

The like Motion and Order was made, in relation to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Houses and Tenements in Wakefield, in the County of York, Part of the settled Estate of Joseph Sill Gentleman, for discharging a Bond Debt therein mentioned," was committed.

Lechmere's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate late of Richard Lechmere Junior and Anne his Wife, in the County of Essex, pursuant to Articles entered into for the Purchase thereof; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale for discharging Encumbrances affecting the said Estate; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bedford.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Jersey.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Oxford.
E. Strafford.
E. Malton.
E. Orford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Lonsdale.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Brooke.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hervey.
L. Hay.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Monson.
L. Montfort.
L. Fitzwilliam.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Plimouth's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of the Earl of Plimouth, an Infant, to make Leases of his Estate in the County of Glamorgan, during his Minority."

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.

Manners & al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Anne Manners, Widow and Relict and Administratrix of John Manners Gentleman, deceased, for herself, and as Guardian and on the Behalf of Elizabeth Manners, Ann Manners, Jane Manners, and Margaret Manners, all Infants, the Four Daughters and Coheirs of the said John Manners by the said Ann Manners Widow; and also of Robert Bullman and Richard Grieve; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Estates in the County of Northumberland, in the Petition mentioned, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Burnett; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Glass, &c. Duties, and Lottery, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Glass, and upon Spirituous Liquors; and for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties; and for obviating some Doubts about making out Orders at the Exchequer, for the Monies advanced upon the Credit of the Salt Duties granted and continued to His Majesty by an Act of the last Session of Parliament."

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."

Justices of the Peace Qualification, Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for Justices of the Peace to take and subscribe the Oath directed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace."

And the same Report was made.

Pawnbrokers regulating, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Pawnbrokers."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on this Day Sevennight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 19o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Glocestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Graham.
Comes Ker.
Comes Malton.
Comes Bath.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Hobart.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Glass, &c. Duties, and Lottery, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Glass, and upon Spirituous Liquors; and for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties; and for obviating some Doubts about making out Orders at the Exchequer, for the Monies advanced upon the Credit of the Salt Duties, granted and continued to His Majesty by an Act of the last Session of Parliament."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Justices of the Peace, Qualification, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Time for Justices of the Peace to take and subscribe the Oath, directed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to render and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace."

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. Thurston and Mr. Sawyer:

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

D. Leeds's Bill, Committee shortened;

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Duke of Leeds; and for applying Part of the Money arising thereby in the Payment of certain Debts owing by him, and the Residue in Discharge of Encumbrances affecting the rest of the said Duke's settled Estates; and for securing an Equivalent to his Issue Male in respect of what should be so applied in Payment of the said Debts," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than was at first appointed, in regard the Session is far advanced:

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

and Sill's Bill.

The like Proceeding was had, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Houses and Tenements, in Wakefield, in the County of York, Part of the settled Estate of Joseph Sill Gentleman, for discharging a Bond Debt therein mentioned."

Messages from H. C. to return Bayntun Rolt's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rectifying and amending the Defects in a former Act of Parliament, made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for Sale of Part of the Estate of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire; and for the better and more effectual Execution of the Trusts of the said former Act;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, with the accustomed Ceremonies; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills, delivered the same to the Clerk, who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Glass, and upon Spirituous Liquors; and for raising a certain Sum of Money, by Annuities and a Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties; and for obviating some Doubts about making out Orders at the Exchequer, for the Monies advanced upon the Credit of the Sale Duties granted and continued to His Majesty by an Act of the last Session of Parliament."

"2. An Act to continue the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"3. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

"4. An Act for the more easy and speedy Trial of such Persons as have levied, or shall levy, War against His Majesty; and for the better ascertaining the Qualifications of Jurors, in Trials for High Treason, or Misprision of Treason, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."

"5. An Act for repealing so much of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for regulating Elections within the City of London; and for preserving the Peace, good Order, and Government, of the said City, as relates to the making or passing of Acts, Orders, or Ordinances, in Common Council."

"6. An Act to enlarge the Time for Justices of the Peace to take and subscribe the Oath directed by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to render and make more effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace."

"7. An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, in the County of Leicester; and for making the said Act more effectual."

"8. An Act for enabling the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green, in the County of Midd'x, to compleat their Church, and to pay Debts already contracted for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parish."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"9. An Act for giving Power to the Sons of William Lord Viscount Grimston to make Jointures, on their respective Marriages, in Lieu of a defective Power contained in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Samuel Grimston Esquire, deceased."

"10. An Act to vest the Manor of Ruxley, in the County of Kent, and several Lands there, in Sir Narbrough D' Aeth Baronet and his Heirs, discharged of the Uses in his Marriage Settlement; other Lands in the said County, of greater Value, being settled in Lieu thereof."

"11. An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Common Fields, within the Parish of Inkpen, in the County of Berks."

"12. An Act for giving further Time to execute an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for extinguishing a Right of Common claimed by, and belonging to, the Owners and Proprietors of ancient Burgages and Tenements in Ripon, Littlethorpe, and Bondgate, in the County of York; and for settling and providing an Equivalent for the said Common Right."

"13. An Act for establishing Articles of Agreement, for an Enclosure and Division of the Common Fields, Wastes, and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York; and for empowering the Lord of the Manor to raise Money, to compleat the said Enclosure."

"14. An Act for rectifying and amending the Defects in a former Act of Parliament, made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for Sale of Part of the Estate of Edward Bayntun Rolt Esquire; and for the better and more effectual Execution of the Trusts in the said former Act."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Wright's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real and Leasehold Estates late of Edward Wright Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts and other Purposes," stands committed, be revived; and meet on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Bill.