House of Lords Journal Volume 27
February 1752, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: February 1752, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 657-666. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114341 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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February 1752, 21-28

DIE Veneris, 21o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Litch. & Cov Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax.
Comes Bath
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Monson
Ds Raymond.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

E of Kildare against Higginbotham,

The Answer of John Higginbotham Gentleman, to the Appeal of the Earl of Kildare, was brought in.

and Mr Roberts.

As was also, the Answer of James M'Roberts, to another Appeal of the said Earl.

Archer to take the Name of Newton, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leques, Nat Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the preceding Bills.

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

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

Importation of Irish Wool into the Port of Lancaster, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Lancaster, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

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

Thests, &c preventing, and regulating Places of Entertainment, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses"

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

Morenu's Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury, pursuant to the Order of Tuesday last, presented to the House a Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Moreau"

And the same was read the First Time.

Tittensor Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways between the Town or Village of Tittensor and the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that 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.

Ridley Common, enclosing, Bill.

The Earl of Northumberland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Ridley, in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Barnesley'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 far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity, brought for the Recovery of the said Estate," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

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

Ld Blantyre's Bill, Committee shortened.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Ha dington and Shire of Edinburgh," except only that the Committee was directed to meet on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 24o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Carliol
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Portland
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Oxford
Comes Granville.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Fgremont.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds Willoughby Par
Ds Ward
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E of Kildare against Disney.

The Answers of Moore Disney Esquire, to the Appeals of James Earl of Kildare, were brought in.

Persons who have neglected to take the Oaths, Indemnification, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and also Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Articles of Clerkship, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for those Purposes," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shrewsbury Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Ellesmere, in the County of Salop, and Overton, in the County of Flint, to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Importation of Irish Wool into the Port of Great Yarmouth, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Horatio Walpole Senior and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Great Yarmouth, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

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

D of Ancaster's Bill.

The Lord Montfort reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner 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.

Wicker's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Stepney, and divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of John Wicker Esquire, in him and his Heirs, and for settling Lands, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of that Settlement," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

E of Kildare against McRoberts & al, and against Higginbotham & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Earl of Kildare in the Kingdom of Ireland and Viscount Leinster in the Kingdom of Great Britain is Appellant, and James M'Roberts and Moore Disney Esquires are Respondents, and the Cause wherein the said Earl is Appellant, and John Higginbotham Gentleman and the said Moore Disney are Respondents"

It is Ordered, That this House will near the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Wynne's Pet. against Wytham Field Bill, withdrawn.

Whereas, on the 13th Day of this Instant February, a Petition of Richardo-Gulielmo-Gasparo-Melchior-Baltazaro Wynne was presented, and read, praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill depending in this House, for enclosing a Common Field called Wytham on the Hill In Field, which Petition stands referred to the Committee to whom the Bill stands committed.

And the House being this Day moved, at the Desire of the Petitioner's Agent, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw the said Petition"

Ordered, That the Petitioner have Leave to withdraw the said Petition, as desired.

Ridley Common, enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Ridley, in the County of Northumberland"

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. Bennet and Mr. Elde

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

Importation of Irish Wool into the Port of Lancaster, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Lancaster, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

E. of Donegall's Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Lands and Tenements, in and about the Town of Belfast in the said Kingdom, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as is therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town," stands committed, be added thereto.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Carliol
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds Abergavenny.
Ds Delawarr
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds Strange.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds. Foley
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Romney
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Sir J Bland's Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, devised by the Will of the late Sir John Bland Baronet, deceased, in the present Sir John Bland, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Trusts of the said Will, and for settling an Estate in the County of York in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same," 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.

D of Ancaster's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner therein mentioned"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wicker's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Stepney, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of Middlesex, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of John Wicker, Esquire, in him and his Heirs, and for settling Lands, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of that Settlement"

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Two preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Elde

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

E of Powis, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henry Arthur Earl of Powis 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 empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain."

Barnesley's Bill, re committed.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity, brought for the Recovery of the said Estate," 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 re committed to the same Committee.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the said Committee, be added thereunto.

Shrewsbury Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Ellesmere, in the County of Salop, and Overton, in the County of Plant, to Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh"

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D Somerset
D Bedford
D Argyll
D. Portland.
E Derby.
E Warwick.
E. Stamford
E Shaftesbury.
E Berkeley.
E Jersey.
E. Loudoun.
E. Oxford
E Halifax.
E. Fitzwalter.
E Bath.
E Brooke.
E Egremont.
E Hertford.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Falmouth.
Ld Abp. York.
L. Bp Rochester.
L B. Lincoln
L B Carlisle
L. B St Asaph.
L. B. Norwich.
L. B Litch & Cov.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld Abergavenny.
L Delawarr
L Wentworth.
L Willoughby Par.
L Cavendish
L Strange
L Ward
L Cornwallis
L Foley
L Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Ducie
L Montfort.
L Sandys.
L. Fortescue.
L. Anson.
L. Vere.

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

Importation of Irish Wool into the Port of Lancaster, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Lancaster, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland"

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.

Persons who have not taken the Oaths, Indemnification, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and also Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Articles of Clerkship, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for those Purposes."

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

Ombersley Manor, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extinguish the Right of the Lord of the Manor of Ombersley, in the County of Worcester, of keeping a Warren for Conies, on Linall Common, The Birchin Valley, and The Lyth, and for securing to the said Lord the Rent now paid for the same, and for annexing and uniting the said Birchin Valley to several ancient Copyholds, or Customary Tenements, within the said Manor," 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."

Felony Confinment in the Dock Yards, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to give Power to change the Punishment of Felony, in certain Cases, to Consinement and hard Labour in His Majesty's Dock Yards"

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

Moreau's Nat Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Moreau."

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

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

Bradford Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road from Comb Bridge, in the County of Somerset, to Bradford, in the County of Wilts, and from thence, through Hilperton, and so far over Ashton Common as to join the Road which leads from Steeple Ashton to Trowbridge, and also the Road leading from Bradford aforesaid to Cock Hill Gate, in the said County of Wilts," 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 Mercurii, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant
Epus Roffen
Epus Glocestr.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Meneven.
Epus Exon
Epus Carliol
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Jersey
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Brooke.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Ds Wentworth
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds. Romney
Ds Ducie
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.
Ds Archer.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Constables, &c Charges securing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Charges of conveying Offenders to Gaol," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wilts and Somerset Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tinhead Hill to The Round Stone in Trowbridge, and from Flinty Nap to Western Down, in the Parish of Edington, in the County of Wilts, and other Roads in the Countries of Wilts and Somerset, leading towards the Cities of Bristol and Bath," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Morpeth Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Middleton and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Long Horseley Bar, or Gate, on the Post Road near the Town of Morpeth, by or through Long Horseley, Weldon Bridge, and Whittingham, to the River Breamish, and from thence to Piercy's Cross, in the County of Northumberland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were read the First Time.

Sir J Bland's Bill. (fn. 1)

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, devised by the Will of the late Sir John Bland Baronet, deceased, in the present Sir John Bland, in Fee Simple, discharged of the Trusts of the said Will, and for settling an Estate in the County of York, in Lieu thereof, and in Exchange for the same."

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 Bennett and Mr Elde

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

Bradford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and repairing the Road from Combe Bridge, in the County of Somerset, to Bradford, in the County of Wilts, and from thence, through Hilperton, and so far over Ashton Common as to join the Road which leads from Steeple Ashton to Trowbridge, and also the Road leading from Bradford aforesaid to Cock Hill Gate, in the said County of Wilts."

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

D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E Northampton
E Warwick.
E Stamford.
E. Thanet
E Shaftesbury
E Holdernesse.
E Oxford
E Halifax.
E. Macclesfield
E. Fitzwalter.
E. Brooke.
E Bucks
E Northumberland
E Egremont
L. Abp. Cant.
L. Bp Rochester.
L. B Gloucester.
L B St Davids.
L B Carlisle.
L B Bristol.
Ld Wentworth.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. North.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L Sandys
L. Fortescue.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the said Committee, be added thereunto.

E. of Powis's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estates, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain"

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 12th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Address for State of the National Debt.

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to order the proper Officer to lay before this House, a State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 31st of December 1750 and 31st of December 1751, together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th of December 1716, the said Fund hath been applied"

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Message from H C to return Stewart Mackenzie's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of Sir George Mackinzie Knight, deceased, lying in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Amendments, being read Thrice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Ombersley Manor, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extinguish the Right of the Lord of the Manor of Ombersley, in the County of Worcester, of keeping a Warren for Conies, on Linall Common, The Birchin Valley, and The Lyth, and for securing to the said Lord the Rent now paid for the same, and for annexing and uniting the said Birchin Valley to several ancrent Copyholds, or Customary Tenements, within the said Manor"

The Question was put, "Whether the said 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.

L Blantyre's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington and Shire of Edinburgh," 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.

Auriol & al, Leave for a Nat Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Auriol and David Pratviel, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for their Naturalization.

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

Persons who have not taken the Oaths, Indemnification Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and also Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Articles of Clerkship, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for those Purposes.'

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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus. Meneven
Epus Carliol
Epus Petriburg.
Epus. Asaphen
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Halifax
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Hertford
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Sandys.
Ds. Anson.

PRAYERS.

Sir T Heathcote's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet, was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; 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.

L Blantyre's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington and Shire of Edinburgh"

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 Bennett and Mr Elde

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

E of Powis's Bill, Committee shortened.

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Stand ing 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 empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estate, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain," stands committed, may meet on a sooner Day than was appointed, in regard this Session of Parliament is far advanced"

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

Auriol & al Nat Bill.

The Lord Bishop of St. Asaph presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Order Yesterday, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Auriol and David Pratviel, of London, Merchants."

And the same was read the First Time.

Narborough Common, enclosing, Bill.

The Lord Ducie reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Meadows of Narborow, otherwise Narborough, in the County of Leicester," 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."

Morpeth Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from Long Horseley Bar, or Gate, on the Post Road near the Town of Morpeth, by or through Long Horseley, Weldon Bridge, and Whittingham, to the River Breamish, and from thence to Piercy's Cross, in the County of Northumberland."

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

D. St. Albans.
D Argyll
D. Newcastle.
D Portland.
D. Manchester.
E. Derby.
E. Northampton.
E Warwick.
E Stamford
E Winchilsea.
E Thanet.
E. Shaftesbury.
E Loudoun
E Halifax
E Macclesfield
E Fitzwalter.
E Bath.
E Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont
L. Bp Rochester.
L B Worcester.
L. B Chichester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. St Asaph.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld Willoughby Par
L Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Romney.
L Ducie.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson
L. Vere.

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

Wilts and Somerset Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Tinhead Hill to The Round Stone in Trowbridge, and from Flinty Nap to Western Down, in the Parish of Edington, in the County of Wilts, and other Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, leading towards the Cities of Bristol and Bath"

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.

Vassals Scotland, Admission, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to obviate Doubts that have arisen, with regard to the Admission of the Vassals of the Principality of Scotland, and Payment of their Rents and Duties," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Selby Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Conyers D'Arcy Comptroller of His Majesty's Household and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the repairing and enlarging the Roads from the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Leeds; and from thence, in Two several Branches, one through Bradford and Horton, and the other through Bowling and Wibsey, to the Town of Halifax, in the same Riding, as relates to that Part of the said Roads which lies between Leeds and Halifax," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Taunton Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Three last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Kings Contents to Vassals Scotland, Bill.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been apprized of the Contents of the Bill relating to the Vassals of Scotland, was gracrously pleased, so far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned, to consent that the House may proceed thereupon as they should think fit"

Constables, &c Charges securing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better securing to Constables and others the Charges of conveying Offenders to Gaol."

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

Thefts, &c preventing, and regulating Places of Entertainment, 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 preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses"

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

Persons who have not taken the Oaths, Indemnification, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnity Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and also Persons who have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Articles of Clerkship, within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for those Purposes"

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.

His Majesty's Advocate against D of Gordon.

A Petition of William Grant Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, was presented, and read, setting forth, "That the Hearing of the Cause in which the Petitioner is Appellant, and the Duke of Gordon Respondent, has been several Times put off, by reason of an Accommodation proposed, but will require further Time before it can be perfected," and praying, "In regard the said Hearing stands for To-morrow, that the same may be put off till next Session of Parliament"

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 till next Session of Parliament, as desired.

King's Answer to Address for a State of the National Debt.

The Earl Fitzwalter reported, "That the ords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Yesterday, for a State of the National Debt, and that His Majesty had been pleased to give Orders accordingly"

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 28o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Archiep Cant.
Archiep Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus Bath. & Wells.
Epus Lincoln.
Epus Meneven.
Epus Hereford.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester.
March Tweeddale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Halifax
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Powis
Comes Fgremont.
Comes Hertford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Berkeley
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Bateman & al against Conway & al.

The Answer of Hugh Conway Gentleman and others, to the Appeal of Rowland Bateman Esquire and Richard Yielding Gentleman, was brought in.

Sir T Heathcote's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet."

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. Bennett and Mr. Elde

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

Narborough Common, enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Meadows of Narborow, otherwise Narborough, in the County of Leicester"

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 same Messengers.

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

Taunton Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset"

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

L. President.
D. Bedford.
D. Gordon.
D Argyll.
D. Kingston.
D. Portland.
M Tweeddale.
E. Derby.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E Jersey.
E. Poulet.
E. Bath.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Powis
E Egremont
E Hertford.
Viscount Fouconberg.
L Abp Cant.
L. Abp York.
L Bp Rochester.
L Bp Lincoln
L Bp. Hereford.
L Bp Bangor.
L Bp Norwich.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Abergavenny
L. Wentworth
L. Willoughby Par.
L Cavendish.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie
L. Raymond.
L Montfort.
L Sandys
L Fortescue
L Archer.
L. Vere.

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

Selby Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending so much of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the repairing and enlarging the Roads from the Town of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Leeds, and from thence in Two several Branches, One through Bradford and Horton, and the other through Bowling and Wibsey, to the Town of Halifax, in the same Riding, as relates to that Part of the said Roads which lies between Leeds and Halifax."

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.

Vassals, Scotland, Admission, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to obviate Doubts that have arisen, with regard to the Admission of the Vassals of the Principality of Scotland, and Payment of then Rents and Duties."

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

E of Powis's Bill,

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 far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Trustees of the Will of William late Marquis of Powis to make Sales, Exchanges, and Leases, of divers Parts of his Estates, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for making the Exemplification of the same Will, and attested Copies of the Enrolment thereof, Evidence in all Courts in Great Britain," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Committee shortened.

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

Bridgenorth Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the High Road from the Town of Shrewsbury, through Cressage, Harley, Much Wenlock, by Muckley Cross, and through Morville to Bridgeworth, in the County of Salop," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

D of Devonshire's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Duke of Devonshire to make Provision for his Younger Sons, out of his Estate in the County of Huntingdon," 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 then 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.

Bateman & al against Conway & al.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended, in order to deliver in Copies of several Papers, Pleadings, and Proceedings, in the Cause wherein Rowland Bateman Esquire and Richard Yielding Gentleman are Appellants, and Hugh Conway Gentleman and others Respondents"

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

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the First vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Message from H C to return Guardot's Nat Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Girardot," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Importation of Irish Wool into the Port of Great Yarmouth, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Great Yarmouth for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland"

It was moved, "That the Second Reading be put off for a Month"

After Debate,

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lanæ sectundum diem Martii jam prox sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Orgin Copyhold and, vide p 641 a. 642 b. 662 b and 707 a