House of Lords Journal Volume 27
March 1750, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: March 1750, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 412-420. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114308 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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March 1750, 1-10

DIE Jovis, 1o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus Norwic.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Leven.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Granville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Hay.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Walters' Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending several Powers contained in the Settlements made on the Marriage of Henry Walters Gentleman and Anne his Wife, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended," 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.

Northampton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, for amending the Highways leading from Brampton Bridge to Welford Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and the great Post Road from Morter-Pit-Hill to Chain Bridge, leading into Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts, and also for repairing the Roads leading from Morter-Pit-Hill and Bramton Bridge to the Town of Northampton."

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

Ld Privy Seal.
D. Ancaster.
E. Northampton.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cardigan.
E Shaftesbury.
E Jersey.
E Poulet.
E Leven.
E Strafford.
E Granville.
E Halifax.
E Sussex.
E Effingham.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Abp. York.
L Bp. Rochester.
L B Lincoln.
L. B. St Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. Willoughby Par.
L Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Hay.
L Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L Sandys.
L Feversham.

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

China Raw Silk Duties, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon China Raw Silk, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

County Court, Middlesex, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Delays and Expences in the Proceedings in the County Court of Middlesex, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts in the said County Court," to which they desire the Concurience of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

E Northumberland introduced:

Sir Hugh Smithson Baronet, claiming, by virtue of a special Limitation contained in a Patent granted to Algernon Duke of Somerset, bearing Date the 2d Day of October in the 23d Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, the Earldom of Northumberland, was this Day (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl of Strafford and Earl Brooke (also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, and is as follows, (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin Hugh Earl of Northumberland, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present, at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysixth Day of February, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Which done; the said Earl came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was then placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench.

E. of Egremont introduced.

Sir Charles Windham Baronet, claiming, by virtue of a special Limitation contained in a Patent granted to the said Duke of Somerset, bearing Date the 3d Day of the same Month of October, the Earldom of Egremont, was likewise (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Privy Seal and the Earl Granville (also in their Robes), the same Persons preceding.

His Lordship presented his Patent, on his Knee, to the Lord Chancellor, at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read, at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read, and is as follows, (videlicet,)

His Writ of Summons.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin Charles Earl of Egremont, Greeting Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We, strictly enjoining, command you, under the Faith and Allegrance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament, with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice, and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of February, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Which done, the said Earl came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, and was then placed on the lowest End of the Earls Bench.

Loyne River Navigation, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, otherwise called Lune, and for building a Quay, or Wharf, near the Town of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Fulham Road; Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammer smith, in the said County"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Yarmouth Haven, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing, improving, and maintaining, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven, and also for preserving Ships wintering therein from Accidents by Fire."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Bennet

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

Culcheth Commons, enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement, for enclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Culcheth, in the County of Lancaster."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 16th Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Dicconson to sell Stanley s Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Stanley Esquire, a Lunatick, lying in the Counties of Kent and Middlesex, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of several Debts and Encumbrances thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

Dolman's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to raise Money, out of the settled Estate of Robert Dolman Esquire, for discharg ing several Debts and Sums of Money contracted and borrowed by him"

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.

Cowper's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Cowper Esquire to settle a Jointure upon his present Wife, and to make Leases of certain Estates in the County of Hertford."

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.

Sergison, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Sergison 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 to sell Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Sergison Esquire; and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof"

Nisbet, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire 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 to enable William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to make Leases of Lands in the County of Haddington, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

E March and Ruglen peremptorily to answer Sawyer, Appeal.

The House was informed, "That William Earl of March and Ruglen had not put in his Answer to the Appeal of Anthony Sawyer Esquire, though daly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose"

And thereupon an Assidavit, made by Thomas Robertson Writer in Edmburgh, of the due Service of the said Order, being read.

Ordered, That the said Earl do peremptorily put in his Answer to the said Appeal, in a Week.

Fitzgerald & Ux against Leslie & al.

The House being informed, "That Mr Williom Holland attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers, in the Cause wherein Robert Fitzgerald Esquire and his Wife are Appellants, and James Leslie Clerk and others Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

He was called in, and delivered the said Papers at the Bar, 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.

Shanley against Harrison.

The House being informed, "That Mr John Harrison attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Thomas Shanley Gentleman is Appellant, and John Harrison and others are Respondents"

He was called in, and delivered the same at the Bar, and made the like Attestation as above.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

Ly Musgrave & al for Sale of Hylton's Estates, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estates devised by the Will of John Hylton Esquire, deceased, and for applying the Money arising thereby in the Payment of his Debts and Legacies," stands committed, which is appointed to meet To-morrow, do meet on Tuesday next, to consider of the said Bill.

Wigan Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two former Acts of Parliament, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for making the said Acts more effectual"

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Delawarr.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Guthrey against Murray.

The Answer of Charles Murray to the Appeal of Patrick Guthrie Esquire, was brought in.

E. Rothes and E. Loudoun take the Oaths.

John Earl of Rothes and John Earl of Loudoun took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, their Lordships having delivered in Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were severally sworn and examined.

Trustees of the Earl of Pembroke, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Honourable Robert Herbert Esquire, Brother of the Right Honourable Henry late Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, deceased, George Sawyer Esquire, the Honourable Richard Arundel Esquire, and the Honourable Henry Legge Esquire, as Guardians, on the Behalf of the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, an Infant, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for empowering the Guardians of the said Earl for the Time being, or the major Part of them, to make and grant such Leases of the Estates in the Petition mentioned, during his Minority, as he could do in case he was of the full Age of Twenty one Years.

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 Baron Clarke, with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.

Walters' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending several Powers contained in the Settlements made on the Marriage of Henry Walters Gentleman and Anne his Wife, and for rendering the same more effectual for the Purposes thereby intended"

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 Elde and Mr Burroughs

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

Northampton Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, for amending the Highways leading from Brampton Bridge to Welford Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and the great Post Road from Morter-Pit-Hill to Chain Bridge, leading into Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts, and also for repairing the Roads leading from Morter-PittHill and Brampton Bridge to the Town of Northampton," 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"

Wigan Road, Bill.

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two former Acts of Parliament, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for making the said Acts more effectual," was committed.

Guthrie against Murray.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Patrick Guthrie Esquire is Appellant, and Charles Murray Respondent"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday Sevennight.

Bp of St Davids & al Leave for a Bill, relative to Trevor's Estate.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Lord Bishop of St Davids 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.

Trevor's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees, to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties"

Game, Preservation of, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Leighton and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to limit the Time for killing the Game within this Kingdom, for the better Preservation of the Breed thereof," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the same be read a Second Time To-morrow Sevennight, and in the mean Time printed.

Van Wylick's Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Jacob Van Wylick, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization.

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

Accordingly the Earl of Warwick presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Van Wylick."

And the same was read the First Time.

Lady Lake & al Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Dame Mary Lake 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 establishing a Partition, made between Dame Mary Lake and others, of divers Estates, in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High Court of Chancery."

Nisbet's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Nisbet of Dirleton Esquire, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to make Leases of Lands in the County of Haddington, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

L. President.
L Chamberlain.
D. St. Albans.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E Chesterfield.
E. Rothes.
E. Loudoun.
E Leven
E. Halifax.
E. Harborough.
E. Macclesfield.
E Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp Cant.
L. Abp York.
L Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp Worcester.
L Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Delawarr.
L Willoughby Par.
L North
L Cornwallis.
L Onslow.
L Ducie.
L Monson.
L Ilchester.
L Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the 20th Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Sergison's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to sell Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Sergison Esquire, and to lay out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

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

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

China Raw Silk, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon China Raw Silk, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof"

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

Prosecutions for Perjury more easy, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to render Prosecutions for Perjury and Subornation of Perjury more easy and effectual"

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

Copley's Divorce, Witnesses to attend, Bill.

Ordered, That Robert Harper Esquire, Elisha Biscoe, and William Skelton, do attend this House, To-morrow, as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Godfrey Copley with Anna Maria Brace Spinster, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 6o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus Londin.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Marlborough, Senescallus.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Leven.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E Hyndford takes the Oaths.

John Earl of Hyndford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Lady Lake's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Partition, made between Dame Mary Lake and others, of divers Estates, in the Parishes of West Thorock and Stifford, in the County of Essex, in Pursuance of several Orders of the High Court of Chancery."

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

L. President.
D. Argyll
D Portland
D. Manchester.
E. Suffolk.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Sandwich.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Leven.
E Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Harborough.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E Northumberland.
E. Egremont.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis Falmouth.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Abp Cant.
L. Bp. London.
L Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Delawarr.
L Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L Ward
L. Cornwallis.
L. Onslow.
L Cadogan.
L Ducie
L Monson.
L Ilchester.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 21st Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Trevor's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estate late of John Trevor Esquire, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, for discharging his Debts, and also to make Leases of Mines in the said Counties."

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.

Orme, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Garton Orme 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 raising Money, by Sale or Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of Charlotte Orme his Daughter, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Uniformity Act explaining, Bill.

The Lord Sandys presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain Part of the Act passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for the Uniformity of Publick Prayers, and Administration of Sacraments."

And the same was read the First Time.

Van Wylick's Nat Bill.

Jacob Van Wylick took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Van Wylick."

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.

E Northumberland and others to take the Name of Percy, Bill:

The Lord Viscount Lonsdale (pursuant to the Order of this House of the 24th of January last) presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Hugh Earl of Northumberland and Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland and Baroness Percy his Wife, and their Children, Progeny, and Issue, to take and use the Name of Percy, and bear and quarter the Arms of the Percys Earls of Northumberland"

And the same was read the First Time.

Northampton Road, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two Acts of Parliament, for amending the Highways leading from Brompton Bridge to Welford Bridge, in the County of Northampton, and the great Post Road from Morter-Pit Hill to Chain Bridge, leading into Market Harborough, in the County of Leicester, and for explaining and making more effectual the said Acts, and also for repairing the Roads leading from Morter-Pit-Hill and Brampton Bridge to the Town of Northampton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wigan Road; Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted and continued by Two former Acts of Parliament, for repairing, widening, and amending, the Roads from Wigan to Preston, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for making the said Acts more effectual."

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. Elde and Mr. Burroughs

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

Copley's Divoice Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Godfrey Copley with Anna Maria Brace Spinster, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and for hearing Counsel, as well against as for the same.

Counsel were accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

And Counsel for the Bill was heard, to open the Allegations thereof.

And Witnesses were examined upon Oath, as to the Notice directed to be given to the said Anna Maria of the Second Reading of the said Bill.

And then the Counsel and Witnesses were directed to withdraw.

And Debate being had in relation to this Matter.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be adjourned to this Day Fortnight, and the Lords to be summoned, and that Service of this Order, and likewise of the Order of the 9th of February last, on Mr Elisha Biscoe the said Anna Maria's Trustee and Mr John Trenley her Proctor, and leaving an attested Copy of the said Bill with each of the said Persons, be deemed good Service of the said Anna Maria.

Hog & al to amend their Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of Julia, Mary, Barbara, and Jean Hogs, Infants, Daughters of John Hog Younger, deceased, and Sir Philip Musgrave Baronet, Uncle to the said Infants, and Henry Scrymgeor, Tutor ad Litem to the said Infants, praying, "That they may be at Liberty to amend their Appeal, by adding an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 16th of December last, the Respondents not having put in their Answer to the said Appeal"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 7o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Meneven
Epus Carliol
Epus Norwic.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Leven
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Sawyer against the E of March.

The Answer of William Earl of March and Ruglen, to the Appeal of Anthony Sawyer Esquire, was brought in.

E Northumberland & al to take the Name of Percy.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Hugh Earl of Northumberland and Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland and Baroness Percy his Wife, and their Children, Progeny, and Issue, to take and use the Name of Percy, and bear and quarter the Arms of the Percys Earls of Northumberland."

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

L. President.
D. Argyll.
D Portland.
M Rockingham.
E Northampton.
E Winchilsea.
E Leven.
E Halifax.
E Harborough.
E. Orford.
E Leicester.
E. Fitzwilliam.
Vis Fauconberg.
Vis Lonsdale.
L Bp. Gloucester.
L Bp Worcester.
L Bp Chichester.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Willoughby Par.
L Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
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.

Orme's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by Sale or Mortgage of the Estate of Garton Orme Esquire, in the County of Sussex, for the Payment of his Debts, and the Portion of Charlotte Orme his Daughter, 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 Thursday the 22d Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Sawyer against E of March.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Anthony Saw yer Esquire is Appellant, and William Earl of March and Ruglen Respondent."

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 9th Day of April next.

His Majesty's Advocate against Ld Pitsligo.

The like Motion and Order was made, for hearing the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate is Appellant, and Alexander late Lord Pitsligo Respondent, on Monday Sevennight, the 19th Instant.

China Raw Silk Duties, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon China Raw Silk, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Willoughby of Parham 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."

Uniformity Act explaining, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain Part of an Act passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, for the Uniformity of Publick Prayers, and Adminstration of Sacraments"

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

Committees put off.

Ordered, That the Committees who are to fit Tomorrow, either by Appointment or Adjournment, be put off to Friday next, and that all the Lords who have been present this Session, and not of those Committees, be added thereunto.

Van Wylick's Nat. Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Van Wylick," 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 9o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Dorset, Præses.
Dux St Albans.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rothes
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Bp of Litch and Cov. takes the Oaths.

Frederick Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. Montfort & al. Shepheard's Executors, Bill.

The Lord Cadogan reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Executors and Trustees of Samuel Shepheard Esquire, deceased, to sell his House at Exning in Suffolk and in Cavendish Square, and the Plate and Furniture thereto belonging, and to apply the Money produced by such Sale as the Court of Chancery shall direct or appoint," 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 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.

Countess of Strathmore against Forbes.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Susannah Countess Dowager of Strathmore, complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Commissaries of Edinburgh, of the 5th of January last, and likewise of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 27th of February following, and also of an Interlocutor of the said Commissaries, of the 28th of the same Month, made on the Behalf of George Forbes, and praying, That so much of the said Interlocutors as are in the said Appeal complained of may be reversed or varied, or such other Relief given the Appellant as to this House shall seem just"

It is Ordered, That the said George Forbes may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 6th Day of April next, and that Service of this Order on his Agents or Procurators before the Court of Session or the said Commissaries be deemed good Service.

Van Wylick's Nat Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jacob Von Wylick"

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. Bennet and Mr Burroughs

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

Lanoe, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Margaret Lanoe 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 making effectual an Agreement for Sale of a Messuage at Farley Hill, in the County of Berks, with the Appurtenances, late the Estate of Colonel Charles Lanoe, deceased, to Alexander Walker Esquire."

Against seducing Artificers into Foreign Parts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the effectual punishing of Persons convicted of seducing Artificers in the Manufactures of Great Britain or Ireland out of the Dominions of the Crown of Great Britain; and to prevent the Exportation of Utensils made Use of in the Woollen and Silk Manufactures from Great Britain or Ireland into Foreign Parts, and for the more easy and speedy Determination of Appeals allowed in certain Cases by an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, relating to Persons employed in the several Manufactures therein mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Baker, Lessee or Ord & al against Smith & al, to bring a Writ of Error.

Upon reading the Petition of George Baker Gentleman, Lessee of William Ord Esquire and others, setting forth, That the Petitioner obtained a Judgement in Ejectment, in certain Collreries in the County Palatine of Durham, in the Court of Pleas of the said County Palatine, after a full Trial at the last Summer Assizes, against Meabourn Smith Esquire, James Smithson, and George Humble, with One Hundred and Thirty Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Seven Pence, Costs, and the said Smith, Smithson, and Humble, brought their Writ of Error in the Court of King's Bench, in order to reverse the said Judgement, returnable in Michaelmas Term last, which was in Hilary Term affirmed, with Thirteen Pounds further Costs, without any Opposition given on the Part of the said Plaintiff in Error, since which, they have sued out a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament, but have neglected to transcribe the Record and Proceedings," and praying, That the Plaintiffs in Error may be ordered to procure the same to be brought into this House by a Day to be appointed, and that Service of such Order on the Attorney so the Plaintiffs may be deemed good Service"

It is Ordered, That the said Plaintiffs do, on or before this Day Fortnight, procure the said Record to be transcribed, and brought into this House, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Hog against Hog, Second peremptory Order for answering.

A Petition of Julia, Mary, Barbara, and Jean Hogs, Infants, Daughters or John Hog the Younger, deceased, Sir Philip Musgrave Baronet, Uncle to the said Infants by their Mother, and Henry Scrymgeor, Tutor ad Litem to the said Infants, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the Petitioners, pursuant to the Order of Tuesday last, have mended then Appeal, by adding an Interlocutor, as also the Respondents Copy thereof, in Custody of their Solicitor, and praying another peremptory Day may be appointed, for answering the said Appeal."

And thereupon the Petitioners Agent was called in, and verified the Truth of the Allegations of the said Petition.

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer to the said Appeal, in a Week.

China Raw Silk Duties, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing the Duties now payable upon China Raw Silk, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lord 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.

Home & al. of the Presbytery of Duna against Hay.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Home Minister of Greenlaw Moderator and others are Appellants, and John Hay of Belton Esquire is Respondent"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 28th Instant.

Sir T Hay against Hay.

The like Motion and Order was made, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir Thomas Hay of Alderston Baronet is Appellant, and Thomas Hay of Mordington Respondent, on Friday the 30th Instant.

Adjourn.

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