House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1753, 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1753, 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 33-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114354 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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March 1753, 1-10

DIE Veneris, 2o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Carlisle to Penrith and Emont Bridge Road, Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, and from the said Town of Penrith to Emont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland," 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."

Seend Street to Box, Road Bill.

His Grace made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Seend Street, in the County of Wilts, to The Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the said County," was committed.

Stone Church, Staffordshire, to re-build, Bill.

His Grace also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford, to re-build the Church of the said Parish," was committed.

Bewdley Roads, Bill.

His Grace also made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, to the several Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop respectively," was committed.

Peploe, to take the Name of Peploe Birch, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Peploe Birch, an Infant, heretofore called John Peploe, to take and use the Surname of Peploe Birch only, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Birch Esquire, deceased."

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. Holford:

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

Bp. of Salisbury & al. to sell Gilbert's Estates, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Gloucester, devised by the Will of Alice Gilbert Spinster, for raising Money, to discharge several Debts and Legacies; and for laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of her Will."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Stamford.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
V. Say & Seale.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Landaff.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Foley.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 19th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Nerbel's Nat. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return Schoen & al. Nat. Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize John Henry Schoen, Peter Rodolph, George Alexander Fatio, and William Du Bois;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Dr. Clarke's Petition for a Bill to sell the Advowson of Long Ditton, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Clarke Doctor of Divinity, Rector of Long Ditton in the County of Surry, Father and sole Executor of the last Will and Testament of Joseph Clarke Clerk, deceased, for and on Behalf of himself and his Two Infant Grandsons, Joseph Clarke and James Clarke; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Advowson of Long Ditton aforesaid; and for applying the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Advowson stands limited by the Marriage Articles in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Bateman & al. against Conway & al.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Rowland Bateman Esquire and Richard Yielding Gentleman, to which Hugh Conway, John Conway, Edmund Conway, and Edy Bowman, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Dunst ble and Hockliffe Road, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Danvers Osborne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Ninth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and also for repairing the Road from the Sign of The White Horse to the Sign of The King's Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid;" 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 & in diem Lunæ, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 5o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Home.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Exemplification of E. Shelburne's Will, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Henry late Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland," 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.

Carlisle to Penrith and Emont Bridge Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, and from the said Town of Penrith to Emont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Stone Church, Staffordshire, to re-build, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford, to re-build the Church of the said Parish."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bewdley Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, to the several Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop respectively."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Seend Street to Box, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Seend Street, in the County of Wilts, to The Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the said County."

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 Four preceding Bills.

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

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

Nerbel's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel."

Dunstable and Hockliffe Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Ninth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and also for repairing the Road from the Sign of The White Horse to the Sign of The King's Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Stamford.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Poulet.
E. Rothes.
E. Home.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Knight, Leave for a Bill to sell Plompton's Estate:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Knight and Michael Ann her Son; 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 vesting One undivided Fourth Part of Elizabeth Knight of and in divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, late the Estate of Robert Plompton Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Boston, small Debts, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Boston and Skirbeck Quarter, and the Parishes of Boston and Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bateman & al. against Conway & al.;

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Rowland Bateman of Killcen in the County of Kerry and Kingdom of Ireland Esquire, and of Richard Yielding Gentleman, One of the Attornies of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in the said Kingdom; complaining of certain Orders of the said Court of Exchequer, of the 22d of November and 19th of February 1750, and 23d of May 1751; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Hugh Conway, John Conway, Edmund Conway, Edy Bowman, Henry Mannix, John Meade, Christopher Bartholomew Hickie, Robert Bently, Henry Long, John Long, George Waller, and Richard Vincent Gentlemen, 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 Order of the 19th Day of February 1750, discharging the Order made the 12th Day of the same Month, for dismissing the Appellant Bateman's Bill in the said Court of Exchequer, with Costs, be, and the same is hereby, reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Orders of the 22d of November 1750 and 23d of May 1751, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

E. Donegall, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Arthur Earl of Donegall 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 enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Estate, at the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as are therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & 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. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Dunstable and Hockliffe Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Ninth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and also for repairing the Road from the Sign of The White Horse to the Sign of The King's Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid," 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."

Exemplification of E. Shelburne's Will, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of Henry late Earl of Shelburne in the Kingdom of Ireland Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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. Boroughs:

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

E. of Carlisle's Privilege;

Upon reading the Petition of John Richardson, John Scaife, Thomas Bell, and David Hetherington, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for causing several Hedges and Fences of Lands belonging to the Earl of Carlisle to be pulled down and destroyed, in Breach of his Lordship's Privilege, and the Privilege of this House; expressing their Sorrow for their said Offence, and humbly begging Pardon of this House and the said Earl for the same; promising never to offend again in the like Kind; and praying to be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees:

Richardson & al. to be brought to the Bar.

It is Ordered, That the said John Richardson, John Scaife, Thomas Bell, and David Hetherington, be brought to the Bar of this House, on Thursday next, in order to their being reprimanded and discharged out of Custody (paying their Fees).

Boston, small Debts Recovery, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Boston and Skirbeck Quarter, in the Parishes of Boston and Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln."

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

D. Somerset.
D. St. Albans.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

E. of Donegall's Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Estate, at the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as are therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town."

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 Wednesday the 21st Instant, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of meeting of Committee.

Then it 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 last mentioned Bill stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than now appointed:"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and the Lords summoned.

Allen & al. Pet. for a Bill to sell Fowler's Estate, referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Allen Esquire, on Behalf of himself and Elinor Allen his Daughter, now an Infant, Thomas Keymer Esquire, James Price Esquire and Hester his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and Magdalen their Daughter, now an Infant, Elinor Roch Widow, Nicholas Roch Esquire Eldest Son and Heir of the said Elinor Roch, William Roch Clerk and Dorothy his Wife, and Arthur Roch Esquire, on Behalf of himself, and of John Roch, George Roch, Martha Roch, and Elinor Roch, the Four Infant Children of the said Arthur Roch by Charlotte his late Wife, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Part of an Estate late of Hugh Fowler Esquire, in the County of Pembroke, for Payment of Debts; and for making a Partition and Division of the Residue of the said Estate, in the Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Sir R. Newdigate to be heard by Counsel against E. Donegall's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Chichester and John Chichester, the Infant Sons of John Chichester Esquire, late Brother of Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland, by Sir Roger Newdigate, their Uncle and next Friend; and of the said Sir Roger Newdigate; praying to be heard, by Counsel, against the Bill for enabling the Trustees of the said Earl of Donegall to make Leases of his Estate at the Town of Belfast, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee; as may also Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time.

Nerbel's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel."

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.

Knight, to sell Plompton's Estate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting One undivided Fourth Part of Elizabeth Knight of and in divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of York, late the Estate of Robert Plompton Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, for the 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 Wednesday the 21st Instant, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Craigie's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Craigie of Dumbarnie Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Lands in the County of Perth; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of Lands contiguous to other Lands of the Petitioner in the County of Fife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 8o Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Dux Portland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Morton.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Nerbel's Nat. Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel," 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."

Dunstable and Hockliffe Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Ninth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and also for repairing the Road from the Sign of The White Horse to the Sign of The King's Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Nerbel's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel."

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. Boroughs and Mr. Waple:

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

E. of Donegall's Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Tuesday last, 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 enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Estate, at the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as are therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed:

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 Saturday the 17th Instant.

Rawstorn's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Rawstorn Es quire, for himself and on Behalf of his Two Infant Daughters; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Lands, in the Manor of Basselden, in the County of Berks; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled to the same Uses:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Command to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Introduction in relation to the Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those, and the other Bills ready for the Royal Assent, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-three."

"2. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Salt and upon Red and White Herrings, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

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

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

"4. An Act to amend an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act for the better Recovery of the Penalties inflicted upon Persons who destroy the Game, by enlarging the Time within which Suits and Actions are to be brought by Force of the said Act."

"5. An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of Stone, in the County of Stafford, to rebuild the Church of the said Parish.

"6. An Act for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, by Hutton Hall, over Skelton and Castlesowerby Pastures and Sebraham Bridge, to Chalk Beck, in the said County; and also the Road which branches and separates from the same Road upon Castlesowerby Pasture aforesaid, and leads from thence through Hesket, otherwise Hesket-New-Market, to Caldbeck, in the said County."

"7. An Act for repairing the Roads from the City of Carlisle to the Town of Penrith, in the County of Cumberland, and from the said Town of Penrith to Emont Bridge, which divides the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland."

"8. An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Bewdley, in the County of Worcester, to the several Places therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop respectively."

"9. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the West End of Send Street, in the County of Wilts, to The Horse and Jockey in the Parish of Box, in the said County."

"10. An Act for continuing and making more effectual Three Acts of Parliament, passed in the Ninth and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Dunstable and Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford; and also for repairing the Road from the Sign of The White Horse to the Sign of The King's Arms in Hockliffe aforesaid."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

"11. An Act to enable John Peploe Birch, an Infant, heretofore called John Peploe, to take and use the Surname of Peploe Birch only, pursuant to the Will of Samuel Birch Esquire, deceased."

"12. An Act for enabling Abraham Carleton Esquire, now called Abraham Cumberbatch, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Cumberbatch."

"13. An Act for naturalizing Daniel Boumeester, James Rilliet, Anthony Bertrand, Frederick Teise, Francis Brouzet, and George Grand."

14. An Act to naturalize John Henry Schoen, Peter Rodolph, George Alexander Fatio, William Du Bois, William Konink, and Henry Klausing."

"15. An Act for naturalizing Jacob Valk."

"16. An Act for naturalizing Beat Rodolph Victor Nerbel."

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.

Dalton against Brown:

Upon reading the Petition of Lancelot Brown, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Dalton is Plaintiff; praying, "In regard the Plaintiff hath not assigned Errors within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House for that Purpose; that the same may be Non pros'd, with such Costs as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non pros'd.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do forthwith enter a Non Pros. on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had upon the Judgement given in that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House: And further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Defendant in Error, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs by reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Quennington Common Fields to enclose, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands in the Common Fields, Common Grounds, Pasture, or Feeding Grounds, and all other the Lands lying Open, in the Parish of Quennington, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Temple introduced:

Richard Earl Temple, claiming by virtue of Letters Patent, dated the 18th Day of October in the 23d Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, granted to Hester late Countess Temple his Mother, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Earl of Berkeley and the Earl of Egremont (also in their Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, preceding.

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

His Lordship's Writ of Summons was also read, as follows:

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 Richard Earl Temple, Greeting. Whereas, by reason of certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirteenth Day of August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign; which Parliament hath been from that Time, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, prorogued, and continued, to and until the Eleventh Day of January now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, to be then there held; 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 the said Day and Place, 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 wife 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 Thirtieth Day of December, in the Twenty-sixth Yearof Our Reign.

"Yorke and Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, at the Table; and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed in his due Place on the Earls Bench.

Leicester Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby de la Zouche, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pleydell's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Morton Pleydell Esquire, Edmund Morton Pleydell his Eldest Son, and Jonathan Morton Pleydell and William Morton Pleydell, the Two Younger Sons of the said Edmund Morton Pleydell the Father; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting certain Estates, in the Counties of Dorset, York, Lincoln, and Somerset, in Trustees, to settle the same, pursuant to Articles made previous to the Marriage of the said Edmund Morton Pleydell the Son; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

E. of Carlisle's Privilege; Richardson & al. discharged.

John Richardson, John Scaife, Thomas Bell, and David Hetherington, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of the Earl of Carlisle's Privilege, were (according to Order) brought to the Bar; where they, on their Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for their said Offence, were ordered to be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & 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. Ebor.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Landavens.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Leven.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.

PRAYERS.

Boston small Debts, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Borough of Boston and Skirbeck Quarter, and the Parishes of Boston and Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the 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."

Leicester Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Borough of Leicester, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Ashby de la Zouche, in the said County."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Poulet.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Leven.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Northumberland.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
L. Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Viscount Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Quennington Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and reducing into Severalty, the Lands in the Common Fields, Common Grounds, Pasture or Feeding Grounds, and all other the Lands lying Open, in the Parish of Quennington, in the County of Gloucester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees afore-named:

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

Daly's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Daly, of Callow in the County of Galway in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of a competent Part of the Estate of the Petitioner, in the said County of Galway, in the said Kingdom, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances affecting the same:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Clive; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Clarke peremptorily to answer E. of Home's Cross Appeal.

The House was informed, "That Jacobina Clarke had not put in her Answer to the Cross Appeal of William Earl of Home, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose."

And thereupon an Affidavit of John Pringle, Clerk to the Signer, of the due Service of the said Order, being read:

Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in her Answer to the said Appeal, in a Week.

Du Plessis against Attorn. Gen.

After hearing Counsel in Part, upon the Petition and Appeal of Rose Du Plessis, to which Sir Dudley Ryder Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till Monday next.

Fitz Roy Scudamore's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Fitz Roy Scudamore Esquire, on Behalf of Frances Fitz Roy Scudamore; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner to grant Leases of certain Buildings and Parcels of Land, in Southwark, in the County of Surry, during the Minority of the said Frances:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hunt Grubbe's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Hunt Grubbe, for himself, and on Behalf of Thomas Hunt Grubbe his only Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner to renew and grant Leases of certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, in the Manner, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Wright; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Adjourn.

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