House of Lords Journal Volume 27
March 1747, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: March 1747, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 81-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114255 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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March 1747, 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Landavens.
Epus. Bangor
Epus Meneven
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Richmond.
Dux Montagu
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlisle
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Poulet
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moray
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Bath
Comes Portsmouth
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Dudley
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds Berkeley
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Hervey
Ds Hay
Ds Middleton.
Ds Masham
Ds Onslow
Ds Romney.
Ds Ducie
Ds Monson
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H C to return the E of Stamford's Bill,

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Harry Earl of Stamford, in order to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Kynastons Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Rectory of Saint Butolph without Aldgate, London, the Estate of Thomas Kynastor Clerk, comprized in his Marriage Settlement, and for purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of the said Settlement," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sambrooke's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Com mittees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Elizabeth and Diana Sambrooke, Infants, to join with Mary Sambrooke their Sister, in making Building Leases of divers Houses and Tenements in the County of Middlesex," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Southwould Harbour Bill.

The same Earl likewise reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving, the Haven of Southwould, in the County of Suffolk," 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."

Navy Debt, State of delivered.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended from the Navy Office"

He was called in, and, at the Bar, presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty,

"An Estimate of the Debt of His Majesty's Navy, as it stood on the 31st December 1746."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title of the said Estimate being read, by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Morris, Leave for a Bill to dissolve his Marriage.

Upon reading the Petition of Corbyn Morris Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for dissolving and making void the Marriage of the Petitioner with Elizabeth Fanshaw, One of the Daughters of Thomas Edward Fanshaw, late of Singleton Magna in the County of Lancaster Esquire, deceased, the Petitioner's now Wise, and for making and declaring all the Children which are or shall be born of her Body, since the 9th Day of April 1744, Bastards and illegitimate, and for enabling the Petitioner to marry another Woman, as if she the said Elizabeth was now naturally dead.

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

Accordingly,

Bill presented and read.

The Earl of Warwick presented to the House, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshaw his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on this Day Fortnight, and that Notice thereof be assixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords to be summoned, and that the said Corbyn Morris may be heard, by his Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill, and that the said Elizabeth may have a Copy of the said Bill, and Notice be given her of the said Second Reading, and that she be at Liberty to be heard by her Counsel, what she may have to offer against the said Bill, at that Time.

Messages from H C to return Burtons Bill,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Deerhurst and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the Estates of Dr. Simon Burton, deceased, in the Counties of Wilts and Southampton, in Trustees, to raise Money, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Lord Byrons Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estates of William Lord Byron and Elizabeth Shaw Spinster, an Infant, on then Intermarriage," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Dundee Duty on Beer, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by two Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chitty against Attorney General.

A Petition of Joseph Chitty Esquire, was presented, and read, praying, "That the Hearing of his Appeal, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, may be put off to such distant Day as their Lordships shall think fit, in regard Sir Thomas Bootle, One of his Counsel, is very ill"

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

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter

Orme's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, in him, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of a Settlement made for the Benefit of his Issue by any future Marriage"

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

L President
D Richmond
D Newcastle.
D Portland.
M. Lothian
M Rockingham
E. Pembroke.
E Warwick.
E Stamford.
E Shaftesbury.
E. Sutherland.
E Moray.
E Findlater.
E. Oxford.
E. Harborough.
E. Bath.
E. Portsmouth.
Viscount Townshend.
Abp York
L Bp. Rochester.
L Bp Landaff.
L Bp St Davids.
L Bp Exeter.
L. Dudley
L. Willoughby Par.
L Ward.
L Berkeley
L Cornwallis.
L. Hervey.
L Hay
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L Monson.
L. Edgecumbe.
L Sandys.
L Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 7th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Garrard's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vacating a Writing, purporting a Will, and also certain Deeds, executed by Thomas Garrard Esquire, deceased, and for making a new Settlement and Disposition of his Real and Personal Estate, at the Desire, and with the Consent, of his Six Sons"

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.

Servants Wages, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants"

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

Rotherham & al against Brown & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Ann Rotherham Widow and others are Appellants, and Ralph Browne and others Respondents.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus Bristol.
Epus. Bath. & Wells
Epus. Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Dorset, Præses
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Bolton
Dux Argyll
Dux Ancaster & Kest'n, Magnus Camerarius, Angl
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Moray
Comes Loudoun
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Graham
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Leicester
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount St John.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Byron.
Ds Ward
Ds Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Southwould Haven, Bill. (fn. 1)

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving, the Haven of Southwould, in the County of Suffolk"

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. Holford and Mr. Bennett.

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

Sambrooke's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Guardian of Elizabeth and Diana Sambrooke, Infants, to join with Mary Sambrooke their sister, in making Building Leases of divers Houses and Tenements, in the County of Middlesex."

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 thereunto.

Burrington against Cornwall.

Upon reading the Petition of George Burrington Esquire, setting forth, "That, on the 6th Instant, he exhibited his Petition, complaining, That Veltcrs Cornwal Esquire had sued forth a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament, but had not procured the Record of the Judgement of the Court of King's Bench to be transcribed, not taken any Steps towards doing thereof, whereupon it was directed, that he should procure the same to be transcribed, and brought up in a Fortnight, which he hath not yet done, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose," and praying, "That the House will take this Matter into their Consideration, and that such further Order may be made, for the Petitioner's Relief, as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet"

Writ of Error Non prosd below.

It is Ordered, That a Non pros be entered on the said Writ of Error, in the Court below.

Gwillym's Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates in the Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, and Gloucester, of Robert Gwillym Esquire, and Robert Gwillym his Son, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lancaster, 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, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto"

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Late Ld Lovat, Friends to visit him.

Upon reading the Petition of Simon late Lord Fraser of Lovat, praying, "That Mr. Forester, Mr Charles Hamilton Gordon his Counsel, and Mr. William Fraser his Solicitor, together with Sir Henry Monrow, Sir Ludovick Grant, and James Fraser Apothecary, his Relations and Particular Friends, may have Access to him at all seasonable Times"

It is Ordered, That the said several Persons abovenamed may have Access to the Petitioner, at all seasonable Times, as desired, provided that no more than Two of the said Persons at one Time be admitted to him.

Curtis et Ux. Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Curtis and his Wife, 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 settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in the Payment of Legacies and Debts, and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

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, the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands, to let the Commons know, It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immedrately, in this House"

Who being come, with their Speaker,

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills ready for the Royal Assent, 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 several other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, as follow, (videlicet,)

Bills passed (fn. 2)

"1. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britoin called Englond, and for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great Britain Called Scotland, and for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards the Supply for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-seven."

"2 An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Coaches, and other Carriages therein mentioned, and for raising the Sum of One Millon, by Way of Lottery, to be charged on the said Rates and Duties."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Bencvolence, 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 repairing the High Road leading from the City of Durham in the County of Durham, to Tyne Bridge, in the said County."

"5 An Act for reparing the High Road leading from the North End of The Cow Cawsey, near the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to the Town of Belford, and from thence to Buckton Burn, in the County of Northumberland"

"6. An Act for repairing the Road from Sunderland, near the Sea, to the City of Durham, in the County of Durham."

"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, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads leading from the Western Part of the Parish of Sherfield to Harwich, in the County of Essex, and the Road leading from Chelmsford, in the said County, to Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk, and from Margretting to Malden, in the County of Essex, and from Colchester to Langham, in the same County," and for repairing other Roads adjoining to the same Roads."

"8. An Act to continue and make more effectual Two Acts of Parliament, one passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the other, in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between The Bear Inn in Reading and Puntfield, in the County of Berks, and for amending other Roads in the last Act mentioned."

"9 An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act, passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Road leading from Warrington to Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, and also for amending and repairing the Road leading from a Place called Earl's Kill, in Warrington aforesaid, to the Toll Bars in Wallgate, in Wigan aforesaid."

"10. An Act for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving, the Haven of Southwould, in the County of Suffolk."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"11. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of Harry Earl of Stamford, in order to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same."

"12. An Act for settling the Estates of Thomas Earl of Leicester and Edward Coke Esquire, commonly called Lord Coke, his only Son, in the County of Norfolk, on the Marriage of the said Edward Lord Coke with the Lady Mary Campbell, One of the Daughters of John late Duke of Argyll, deceased."

"13. An Act for settling the Estates of William Lord Byron and Elizabeth Shaw Spinster, an Infant, on their Intermarriage."

"14. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Parkyns Baronet and Jane Parkyns (with the Consent of then Guardians and Trustees) to make a Conveyance, by Way of Settlement, on their Intermarriage, notwithstanding their Minority"

"15. An Act for raising Money, by Leasing or Sale of the Estates late of Thomas Taylor Esquire the Father and Thomas Taylor Esquire the Son, deceased, to discharge the Debts and Encumbrances assecting the same, and for making a Partition of such Estates, or so much thereof as shall not be sold, for the Purposes aforesaid"

"16 An Act to enable Lillie Smith and his Heirs by Valentina his Wife (formerly Valentina Aynscombe) to take and use the Surname of Aynscombe, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Aynscombe Esquire, deceased."

"17. An Act to enable Edmund Garforth, formerly called Edmund Dring, and his Heirs, to take, use, and bear, the Surname and Arms of Garforth."

"18. An Act to confirm a Decree of the Court of the Dutchy of Lancaster, concerning certain Marsh Lands called Sutton Marsh, in the County of Lincoln, and a Conveyance from Lascells Metcalfe Esquire, of the same, to the Corporation of the President and Governors of the Hospital founded at the sole Costs and Charges of Thomas Guy Esquire."

"19. An Act for Sale of the Rectory of Saint Botolph without Aldgate, London, the Estate of Thomas Kynaston Clerk, comprized in his Marriage Settlement, and for purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses of the said Settlement."

"20. An Act for vesting the Estates of Doctor Simon Burton, deceased, in the Counties of Wilts and Southampton, in Trustees, to raise Money, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances, and for other Purposes therein mentioned"

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, 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.

Rotherham & al against Brown & al.

After hearing Counsel further, in the Cause wherein Anne Rotherham Widow and others are Appellants, and Ralph Browne and others Respondents.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till To morrow.

Dundee Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer, brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Act and this present Act mentioned"

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

L. President
L Steward.
D Richmond
D. St Albans.
D Portland
D Manchester
M. Rockingham.
E. Pembroke.
E. Lincoln
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Warrington
E Jersey
E Sutherland
E Findlater.
E Graham
E. Ashburnham.
E Leicester
Viscount St John.
Viscount Falmouth.
L. Bp Rochester
L. Bp Gloucester.
L Bp Bristol
L Bp St Asaph
L Bp St Davids.
L. Bp Exeter.
L. Dudley.
L. Willoughby Par.
L Byron.
L Ward.
L. Berkeley.
L Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Romney
L Ducie
L Monson
L Montfort.
L Edgecumbe.
L Sandys
L. Herbert.

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

Sir Brownlow Sherard & al Leave for a Bill, for Partition of the late E of Leicesters Estate.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Brownlow Sherard Baronet 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 confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, between the Heirs at Law and Devisees of Joceline late Earl of Leicester, deceased, for the Settlement and Disposition of the Real Estate of the said Earl, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual, for the Purposes thereby intended."

Mitchell, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Guardian of William Mitchell and others, Infants, 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 William Mitchell and others, Infants, to make Leases of their Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surry, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Roffen
Epus Norwic
Epus. Landavens.
Epus Bangor
Epus Meneven
Epus Exon
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans
Dux Argyll
March. Rockingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Moray
Comes Findlater
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Portsmouth.
Ds Dudley.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Ducie
Ds Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Gwillym's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, and Gloucester, of Robert Gwillym Esquire, and Robert Gwillym his Son, for discharging Encumbrances assecting the same, and for settling, in Lieu thereof, other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lancaster, 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 Holford and Mr. Bennett

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

Sir Brownlow Sherrard & al. for Partition of the F of Leicester's Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing certain Articles of Agreement, between the Heirs at Law and Devisees of Joceline late Earl of Leicester, deceased, for the Settlement and Disposition of the Real Estate of the said Earl, and for rendering the said Agreement more effectual, for the Purposes thereby intended"

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

L Steward.
D St Albans.
D Argyll
M Rockingham.
E. Thanet
E Cardigen.
E. Shaftesbury.
E Moray
E Findlater.
E Oxford.
E Halifax.
E. Pomfret
E. Fitzwalter
E Portsmouth.
L. Bp Rochester
L Bp Norwich
L Bp. Landaff.
L Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Exon.
L Dudley.
L Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L. Ducie
L. Raymond.
L. Talbot.
L. Sandys
L Herbert

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 9th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Curtis's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled and other Estate of John Curtis, in the County of Norfolk, and applying Part of the Money arising thereby in Payment of Legacies and Debts, and applying other Part of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, and for other Purposes 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.

Mitchel's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardrans of William Mitchell and others, Infants, to make Leases of their Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during their Minorities."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Committee.

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

Rotherham & al against Browne & al,

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday and Tuesday last as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Anne Rotherham Widow (by Original Bill), Elizabeth Bell Widow, John Turner and Sarah his Wife, the said Elizabeth and Sarah being the Daughters and Coheirs of Elizabeth Langley deceased, by Bill of Revivor, complaining of an Order, or Decree, of the Court of Chancery, of the 16th of June 1741, made in a Cause wherein the Appellant Anne Rotherham and Elizabeth Langley deceased, were Plaintiffs, and Ralph Browne the Younger Esquire, deceased, the Respondent Ralph Browne, and others, Defendants, and praying, "That the said Order, or Decree, might be reversed, or varied in such Manner as this House should think proper." As also upon the several Answers of Ralph Browne, Mary Browne, Elizabeth Browne, an Infant, by Penelope Browne her Mother and Guardian, and Edward Browne, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause.

Judgement.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Landavens
Epus (fn. 3) Bangor.
Epus Lincoln
Epus Asaphen
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus
Dux Grafton, Camerarius
Dux St Albans.
Dux Montagu
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey
Comes Poulet
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Pomfret
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bucks
Viscount Towrshend.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North.
Ds. Strange.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Talbot
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's Commission.

Servants Wages, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants"

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

Morris's Divorce Bill, Witnesses to at end.

Ordered, That Samuel Longvell, Jane Buck, Charles Watters, John Minton, Mary Sharp, John Drew, and Daniel Neal, do attend this House, as Witnesses, upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Corbyn Morris Esquire with Elizabeth Fanshaw his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," which is appointed for Monday the 6th Day of April next.

Rolts Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Thomas Rolt Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Debts, and for securing an Equrvalent in respect of the settled Part of such Estates, for the Benefit of his Wife and Infant Son, and for the providing Portions for his Daughters, and for other Purposes," 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 made some Amendments thereunto."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

New Shire House Norfolk, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes and Session of the Peace, for the County of Norfolk, in the City and County of Norwich, until a new Shire House can be built for the said County of Norfolk, and for building a new Shire House on the Castle Hill, in the same County, and for raising Money on the said County for that Purpose," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southampton Water-works, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining, the public Conduits, and other Water-works, belonging to the Town of Southampton," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were both read the First Time.

Oakeleys Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the settled Estates of Richard Oakeley Esquire, in the Counties of Salop and Oxford, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances, and for providing a Recompence for the same, in such Manner as is therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Tuesday next.

Vandenvelde Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Albert Vandenvelde Merchant, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regn declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque at et in diem Martis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Roffen
Epus Bristol.
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Exon.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
March. Tweeddale.
March Lothian.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Moray.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Oxford
Comes Harborough.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Willoughby Br.
Ds North
Ds Maynard.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Monson
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Oakeley's Bill.

The Earl of Chesterfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the settled Estates of Richard Oakeley Esquire, in the Counties of Salop and Oxford, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances; and for providing a Recompense for the same, in such Manner as is 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, 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.

Wednesfield Chapel, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Leveson Gower and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for founding and building a Chapel in Wednesfield, in the Parish of Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Norfolk Roads amending, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, passed for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the Mouth of Wigmore Lane to Hall Walk Gate, in Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending the other Roads adjoining to the Highways directed to be repaired by the said former Acts, and making the said Acts more effectual," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Relief of Persons whose Writings were lost in the late Rebellion, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of such of His Majesty's loyal Subjects, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, whose Title Deeds and Writings were destroyed or carried off by the Rebels in the late Rebellion," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were all read the First Time.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent, with respect to the Interest of the Crown, that the House may do therein as they shall think fit."

Rolt's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Thomas Rolt Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to discharge Encumbrances affecting the same, and other Debts; and for securing an Equivalent in respect of the settled Part of such Estates, for the Benefit of his Wife and Infant Son, and for providing Portions for his Daughters, and for other Purposes."

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. Thurston and Mr. Burroughs

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

Powys, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Lady Mary Powys and Richard Powys Esquire; 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 Real Estate of Richard Powys Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts and Daughters Portions, and for other Purposes therein expressed."

Kelfield Commons enclosing, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Mary Stillington Widow to execute a Power vested in Joseph Stillington Esquire, her late Husband, deceased, for raising Money, to complete the Enclosure of the Common Fields and Common Grounds, in the Manor of Kelfield, in the County of York," 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Colmore's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Anne Colmore Widow, and her Assigns, during the Life of Thomas Colmore Merchant, to make Building Leases of Lands in and near Birmingham, 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, and had heard Counsel upon the Petition to them referred, and had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto."

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

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Convention with the Empress Queen of Hungary, &c delivered.

The Earl of Chesterfield (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of a Convention between the King of Great Britain, the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and the King of Sardima, Hague, 12th January, N S. 1747, with Translation"

Which Convention having been lately ratified, and the Ratification thereof exchanged (fn. 4)

Then the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Norfolk Shire House, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for holding the Summer Assizes and Sessions of the Peace, for the County of Norfolk, in the City and County of Norwich, until a New Shire House can be built for the said County of Norfolk, and for building a new Shire House on the Castle Hill, in the same County, and for raising Money on the said County for that Purpose."

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

L. President.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
M. Tweeddale.
M Rockingham.
E. Pembroke.
E. Northampton.
E Warwick.
E. Stamford
E. Thanet.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Coventry.
E. Findlater.
E Oxford.
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Vis. Townshend.
L Bp Rochester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L Bp. Bangor
L. Bp. Lincoln
L. Bp. St Davids
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Willoughby Br.
L North.
L Maynard.
L Strange.
L Ward.
L. Berkeley.
L. Cornwallis.
L Masham.
L. Bathurst.
L. Monson.
L Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L Sandys

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

Southampton Water works, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining, the public Conduits, and other Water-works, belonging to the Town of Southampton."

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.

Mitchells Bill.

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 to empower the Guardians of William Mitchell and other Infants to make Leases of their Estates, in the several Counties of Huntingdon, Surrey, Middlesex, Cambridge, Leicester, Kent, Somerset, and Norfolk, during then Minorities," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than was at first 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.

Dundee, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Earl of Findlater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for laying a Duty of Two Penny Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer brewed and vended within the Town of Dundee, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes in the said Act and this present Act mentioned," 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."

Servants Wages, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants"

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.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin Epus
2 Deest
3 Bis in Original.
4 Sic