House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1756, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1756, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 520-531. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114401 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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March 1756, 11-20

DIE Jovis, 11o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

D. of Marlborough's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Marquis of Blandford, during the Life of his Father the Duke of Marlborough; and for re-building the said Duke's House at Langley, in the County of Bucks; and for purchasing in and making void divers Leases granted by the said Duke, in Trust for his Younger Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Fees upon Private Bills, Report and Order concerning.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider so much of the Table of Fees relating to Private Bills as restrains the Clerks and Officers of this House from taking more than a Double Fee for any Bill, except in Cases of Naturalization, and to report their Opinion to the House, "That the Committee have met, and considered the Matter to them referred; and have come to the following Resolutions; videlicet,

"1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Bill for the particular Interest or Benefit of any Person or Persons, whether the same be brought in upon Petition or Motion, or Report from a Committee, or brought from the Commons, hath been, and ought to be, deemed a Private Bill, within the Meaning of the Table of Fees.

"2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every such Bill which concerns a County or Counties, a Corporation or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, hath been, and ought to be, deemed a Double Bill, within the Meaning of the said Table of Fees."

"3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Enacting Clause, so brought in upon Petition, Motion, or Report, or brought from the Commons, for a particular Interest or Benefit, shall be deemed a Private Enacting Clause; and shall pay Fees as for a Private Bill, whether the Bill in which such Clause is inserted be Public or Private.

"4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every such Enacting Clause, which concerns a County or Counties, a Corporation or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, shall be deemed a Double Bill, and shall pay Fees as for a Double Bill.

"5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Fees shall be paid for every distinct Provision made in any Bill, for the particular Interest of any Person or Persons, or of any County or Counties, Corporation or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, or relating to a distinct Interest, Estate, or Matter: Provided that, in Bills containing distinct Provisions for more than Three Bodies of People, no more than a single Fee shall be paid for each Body.

"6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That no such Bill, or Clause, for the particular Interest or Benefit of any Person or Persons, or County or Counties, or Corporation or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, shall be read the Second Time in this House until Fees are paid for the same."

Which Resolutions were read by the Clerk.

And the said Resolutions, being read a 2d Time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Resolutions be printed, and hung up with the Table of Fees in the Clerk's Office.

Palmers against Jackson.

A Petition of Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger, Esquires, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, wherein George Jackson and others are Respondents, which is appointed to be heard on Monday the 22d Instant, was presented, and read; setting forth; "That, the Proceedings and necessary Papers in the said Cause, by contrary Winds and other Accidents, not having arrived from Ireland till within these few Days, and being very long, it will be impossible for the Petitioners to be prepared for hearing the said Cause by that Time;" and therefore praying, That the said Hearing may be put off for a Week further."

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 Monday the 29th Instant.

Fleetwood's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor and Capital Message of Tadworth, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, late the Estate of John Fleetwood Esquire, deceased; and purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses in his Will."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Home.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bath.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Weymouth.
Ld. Abp. York.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Landaff.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 26th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Grierson against Smith; Appeal withdrawn.

A Petition of James Grierson, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein Christian Smith and her Daughter are Respondents, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner, having lately had the Advice of English Counsel in regard to his Case, judges it expedient for him to submit to the Interlocutors appealed from, rather than give their Lordships the Trouble of hearing this Cause;" and therefore praying, "That he may have Leave to withdraw his said Appeal."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Cheltenham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poole Harbour, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into or out of the Harbour of the Town and County of Poole; and also of Ballast and Boomage Duties payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming into or going out of the said Harbour; and for the enlarging, better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Harbour, and the Quays and Wharfs; and for providing a proper Place for keeping Gunpowder in or near the said Town; and for establishing and regulating the Nightly Watch, and enlightening the Streets, in the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Craick and Stewart against Craick.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Jean Craik and John Stewart of Castlestewart Husband to the said Jean; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of November 1755, and 25th of February 1756, made on the Behalf of Grizel Craick; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem just:"

It is Ordered, That the said Grizel Craick may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 8th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon her known Agent or Attorney before the Court of Session in Scotland shall be deemed good Service.

Mundy, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Wrightson Mundy Esquire and Ann his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of Wrightson Mundy Esquire, in the County of Leicester, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and also his unsettled Estate in the County of Derby; and for settling the Derbyshire Estate, so disencumbered, to the Uses therein mentioned."

Baird, to enter into a Recognizance on Smith's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Baird of the Parish of Saint Margaret Westminster may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Ann Smith, on account of her Appeal depending in this House; she residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Baird may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Wrexham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrbaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dean and Chapter of Westminster and Mailors, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Crosse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Portland New Church, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for compleating and finishing a new Church, and laying out and enclosing a Cemetery thereto, in the Island of Portland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 12o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresin.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Grant against Stewart.

The Answer of Elspeth Stewart, to the Appeal of Aaron Grant, was brought in.

Riley to take the Name of Wheelwright, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering John Riley and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wheelwright, instead of the Surname of Riley," 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.

Baugh's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Thomas Folliot Baugh Esquire, in the County of Hereford; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Grandfather's Will and his own Marriage Settlement, respectively," 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Ludlow Road, Bill

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop," 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."

Much Wenlock Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House in the Town of Much-wenlock, in the County of Salop," 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."

Bonnet's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Bonnet," 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.

D. of Marlborough's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Maintenance for the Marquis of Blandford, during the Life of his Father the Duke of Marlborough; and for re-building the said Duke's House at Langley, in the County of Bucks; and for purchasing in and making void divers Leases granted by the said Duke, in Trust for his Younger Children; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Sow Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manors and Parish of Sow, in the County of Warwick, and County of the City of Coventry;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Parson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson Gentleman and Honour his Wife in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage Settlement;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Derby to Sheffield, Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield in the County of York, and from the said Town of Duffield to The Moot-hall in the Town of Wirksworth in the said County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gillies & al. against Wauch & al. et è contra:

The House being moved, "That Friday the 26th Day of this Instant March may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Henry Gillies and others are Appellants, and Allan Wauch and others Respondents; et è contra:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 26th Day of this Instant March, as desired.

Wrexham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaidder in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Rothes.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Buckingham.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Chichester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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

Page's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange of Tithes, Cottages, and Lands, for a Messuage, Farms, Lands, and Common of Pasture, in Steeple Aston in the County of Oxford, pursuant to an Agreement between the Principal and Scholars of King's Hall and College of Brazen Nose in Oxford, John Eaton Clerk, and Francis Page Esquire; and also for giving Power to the said Francis Page and others, claiming under the Will of Sir Francis Page Knight, deceased, to make a Jointure on any Wife or Wives with whom they may intermarry."

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 Monday the 29th Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Truro Roads, altering, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Admiral Boscawen and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for changing and altering Two several Roads directed to be amended and widened by an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro in the County of Cornwall;" 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 Lunæ, decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 15o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Morton.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

D. of Richmond takes his Seat.

This Day Charles Duke of Richmond sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Charles Duke of Richmond; having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. of Macclesfield & al. Bill to settle Lane's Estate.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Estates of Ralph Lane Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Northampton and Cambridge, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of Elizabeth Lane his Wife, deceased, in the Purchase of the Cambridgeshire Estate, to be settled pursuant to her Will," 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Truro Roads, altering, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for changing and altering Two several Roads, directed to be amended and widened by an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Albemarle.
E. Coventry.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Temple.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Fauconberg.
Vis. Stormont.
Vis. Folkestone.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Chester.
Ld. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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

Riley to take the Name of Wheelwright, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for authorizing and empowering John Riley and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Wheelwright, instead of the Surname of Riley."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Baugh's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the settled Estate of Thomas Foliott Baugh Esquire, in the County of Hereford; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the Uses of his Grandfather's Will and his own Marriage Settlement respectively."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bonner's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Bonnet."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with the Two preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Montague:

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

Ludlow Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House and elsewhere in the Town of Ludlow, in the County of Salop."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Much-Wenlock Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Market House in the Town of Much-wenlock, in the County of Salop."

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 Message were sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

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

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein Charles Lord Cathcart and others are Appellants, and John Stewart Schaw, an Infant, by Sir Michael Stewart Baronet his Father and next Friend, is Respondent, et è contra, which stands for hearing this Day, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Derby to Shesfield, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The White Stoop, near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield in the County of York, and from the said Town of Duffield to The Moot-hall in the Town of Wirksworth in the said County of Derby."

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.

Cheltenham Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester, towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester."

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.

Law against Brebner & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Law of Lawrieston, and George Chalmers Clerk to the Signer, and William Seller Writer in Edinburgh, his Factors; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of February 1756, and of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, both pronounced the 11th Day of this Instant March, made on the Behalf of Lilias Brebner, Law Brebner, Bethia Brebner, David Goodsir, and James Grundiston; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed; and that this House will give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Lilias Brebner, Law Brebner, Bethia Brebner, David Goodsir, and James Grundiston, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 12th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon their known Counsel, Agents, or Solicitors, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Poole Harbour, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into or out of the Harbour of the Town and County of Poole; and also of Ballast or Boomage Duties payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming into and going out of the said Harbour; and for the enlarging, better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Harbour, and the Quays and Wharss; and for providing a proper Place for keeping Gunpowder in or near the said Town; and for establishing and regulating the Nightly Watch, and enlightening the Streets, in 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 Thursday next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Portland New Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for compleating and finishing a new Church, and laying out and enclosing a Cemetery thereto, in the Island of Portland."

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 Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kensington Poor, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, and Vestry, of the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to make a Rate, or Rates, for the Relief of the Poor, and the better repairing of the Highways, and cleansing the Streets, within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leigh to take the Name of Perrot; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable James Leigh Esquire, now called James Perrot, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Perrot, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Perrot Esquire, deceased;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Devizes Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by several Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Highways between Sheppards Shord and The Devizes, and from Stert Stone in the Parish of Urshfont to Rowd Ford, in the County of Wilts; and for changing and altering Part of the said Highways, and for repairing the Road from the Top of Red Hone to Stert Stone aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Sow Common Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manors and Parish of Sow, in the County of Warwick, and County of the City of Coventry," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think sit."

The said Bill was read the 2d Time.

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 Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 16o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Raymond.

PRAYERS.

E. Macelesfield & al. to settle Lane's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, out of the Estates of Ralph Lane Esquire, deceased, in the Counties of Northampton and Cambridge, for discharging the Encumbrances affecting the same; and for applying Part of the Personal Estate of Elizabeth Lane his Wife, deceased, in the Purchase of the Cambridgeshire Estate, to be settled pursuant to her Will."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Montague:

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

Farringdon and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Farringdon in the County of Berks, to the Town of Cricklade, and from thence to the Town of Malmsbury, in the County of Wilts, and the Road from thence to join the Turnpike Road at Acton Turville in the County of Gloucester, and also the Road from Tetbury in the said County, through Malmsbury aforesaid, to Chippenham Bridge, and the Road from Sherston to join the Turnpike Road leading from Tetbury to Bath;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bowes to Barnard Castle, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Bowes in the County of York, to Barnard Castle in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Staindrop, to Newgate in Bishop Aukland, and from Newgate, along Gibb Chair, to Gaundless Bridge, and from thence, by Melderston Gill, to the Turnpike Road near Sunderland Bridge, in the County of Durham; and for making the same more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ellell Commons, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing divers Parcels of Waste Grounds, or Commons, in Ellell, in the County of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Delaval, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Francis Blake Delaval Esquire, and others; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill:

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estates of Francis Blake Delaval Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Money, to pay off and discharge several Debts and Encumbrances; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Mundy's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the settled Estate of Wrightson Mundy Esquire, in the County of Leicester, for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, and also his unsettled Estate in the County of Derby; and for settling the Derbyshire Estate, so disencumbered, to the Uses therein mentioned."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Buckingham.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Ward.
L. Cathcart.
L. Raymond.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the 31st Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Kensington Poor, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, and Vestry, of the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to make a Rate, or Rates, for the Relief of the Poor, and the better repairing of the Highways, and cleansing the Streets, within the said Parish."

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 Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dean and Chapter of Westminster and Mallors's, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, and their Successors, to make and grant unto James Mallors a Lease or Leases of certain Pieces of Ground, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, comprized within certain Limits, for a longer Term of Years than they are at present enabled to grant."

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 Monday next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Leigh to take the Name of Periott, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Leigh Esquire, now called James Perrot, and his Heirs, to take and use the Surname and Arms of Perrot, pursuant to the Will of Thomas Perrot Esquire, deceased."

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

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

Chilton Pond, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Fryer Bacon's Study to Chilton Pond, and from the Top of Hinksey Hill to Foxcombe Hill Gate in the Road leading to Farringdon in the County of Berks;" 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 Mercurii, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 17o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath.
Comes Temple.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.

PRAYERS.

Truro Roads altering, Bill.

The Lord Viscount Falmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for changing and altering Two several Roads, directed to be amended and widened by an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall," 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."

Derby to Sheffield, Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield in the County of York, and from the said Town of Duffield to The Moot-hall in the Town of Wirksworth in the said County of Derby," 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."

Wrexham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh, and also the Road from Knochin in the County of Salop, to Llanrbaidder in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh," 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."

Katherinehall, Cambridge, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall in the University of Cambridge, to purchase, settle, and dispose of, Tenements and Grounds, for the making and erecting an additional Building to their College, or Hall, for the Reception and Maintenance of Six Fellows and Ten Scholars founded by the Will of Mary Ramsden, deceased; and for empowering any Corporations within the said University to sell and convey other Lands and Tenements for that and other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Linens and Linen Yarns, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mackenzie to enter into Recognizance for Craik.

The House being moved, "That Kenneth Mackenzie of Saint Martin in the Fields may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Jean Craick and John Stewart Esquire her Husband, on account of their Appeal depending in this House; they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Kenneth Mackenzie may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

L. Cathcart & al. against S. Schaw; et è contra.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause wherein Charles Lord Cathcart and others are Appellants, and John Stewart Schaw of Greenock an Infant of tender Years, by Sir Michael Stewart Baronet, his Father and next Friend, is Respondent; et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be adjourned till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 18o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Poole Harbour, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into or out of the Harbour of the Town and County of Poole, and also of Ballast and Boomage Duties, payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming into and going out of the said Harbour; and for the enlarging, better repairing, and keeping in Repair, the said Harbour, and the Quays and Wharfs, and for providing a proper Place for keeping Gunpowder in or near the said Town; and for establishing and regulating the Nightly Watch, and enlightening the Streets, in the said Town," 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."

L. Vere's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage of Halsted, and divers Lands in Kent, Part of the settled Estate of Vere Lord Vere, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Robert Bagshaw Esquire, the Purchaser thereof, pursuant to Articles; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof," 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, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; 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.

Cheltenham Road, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the City of Gloucester towards Cheltenham and Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester," 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."

Katherine Hall, Cambridge, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Master and Fellows of Katherine Hall, in the University of Cambridge, to purchase, settle, and dispose of, Tenements and Grounds, for the making and erecting an additional Building to their College, or Hall, for the Reception of Six Fellows and Ten Scholars, founded by the Will of Mary Ramsden, deceased; and for empowering any Corporations within the said University to sell and convey other Lands and Tenements, for that and other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Montague:

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

Derby to Sheffield, Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from The White Stoop near the North End of the Town of Derby, through the Towns of Duffield and Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, to the Town of Sheffield in the County of York, and from the said Town of Duffield to The Moot-hall in the Town of Wirksworth in the said County of Derby."

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 same Messengers:

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

Bowes to Barnard Castle, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road from the Town of Bowes in the County of York, to Barnard Castle in the County of Durham, and from thence, through Staindrop, to Newgate in Bishop Auckland, and from Newgate, along Gibb Chair, to Gaundless Bridge, and from thence, by Melderston Gill, to the Turnpike Road near Sunderland Bridge in the County of Durham; and for making the same more effectual."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Home.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Say & Sele.
V. Fauconberg.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. (fn. 1) Worcester.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Raymond.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Feversham.

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.

Ellell Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing divers Parcels of Waste Grounds, or Commons, in Ellell, in the County of Lancaster."

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

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

Sir H. Williams, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Hutchins Williams Baronet; 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 the Manor of Northall, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Middlesex, settled on the Marriage of Sir Hutchins Williams Baronet, and devised by the Will of William Peere Williams his Father, respectively, in Trustees, in order to be conveyed to Agatha Child Widow and her Heirs, pursuant to Articles of Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale of the Estate devised by the said Will in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of that Will; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Farringdon, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Farringdon in the County of Berks, to the Town of Cricklade, and from thence to the Town of Malmsbury, in the County of Wilts, and the Road from thence to join the Turnpike Road at Acton Turville in the County of Gloucester, and also the Road from Tetbury in the said County, through Malmsbury aforesaid, to Chippenham Bridge, and the Road from Sherston to join the Turnpike Road leading from Tetbury to 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 To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Fleetwood's Bill: Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor and Capital Messuage of Tadworth, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Surry, late the Estate of John Fleetwood Esquire, deceased, and purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses in his Will," stands committed, may be at Liberty to proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order:"

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

Portland Church Bill: The King's Consent to it signified.

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for compleating and finishing a new Church, and laying out and enclosing a Cemetery thereto, in the Island of Portland," was pleased to consent (as far as the Interest of the Crown is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Leman & al. Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition between John Leman Esquire and Elizabeth Newnham and John Newnham Esquire, of several Estates in the City of London and Counties of Middlesex and Huntingdon; and for vesting and settling the entire Premises, which, on such Partition, were allotted to the said John Leman, Elizabeth Newnham, and John Newnham, respectively, to the Uses therein mentioned."

L. Cathcart & al. against S Schaw; et è contra.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Charles Lord Cathcart and others are Appellants, and John Stewart Schaw of Greenock, an Infant of tender Years, by Sir Michael Stewart Baronet, his Father and next Friend, is Respondent, et è contra:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 19o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Law & al. against Brebners.

The Answer of Lilias Brebner, Law Brebner, and Bethia Brebner, to the Appeal of John Law and others, was brought in.

L. Vere's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage of Halsted, and divers Lands in Kent, Part of the settled Estate of Vere Lord Vere, in Trustees, to be conveyed to Robert Bagshaw Esquire, the Purchaser thereof, pursuant to Articles; and for settling another Estate, in the County of Middlesex, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."

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. Burroughs and Mr. Montague:

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

Linen and Linen Yarns, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting a Bounty upon certain Species of British and Irish Linens exported, and taking off the Duties on the Importation of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next.

Fleetwood's Bill:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor and Capital Messuage of Tadworth, and divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the County of Surry, late the Estate of John Fleetwood Esquire, deceased; and purchasing another Estate, to be settled to the Uses in his Will," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Standing Order dispensed with:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case.

L. Cathcart & al. against S. Schaw: et è contra.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last as Yesterday and this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Charles Schaw of Sauchie Lord Cathcart, and of Sir John Whitefoord of that Ilk Baronet, and other Trustees appointed by Charles Lord Cathcart, deceased; complaining of several Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of August 1754, and 31st of January 1755; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 13th of February 1755; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As likewise upon the amended Cross Appeal of John Stewart Schaw of Greenock, an Infant of tender Years, by Sir Michael Stewart Baronet his Father and next Friend; complaining of other Parts of the said Interlocutors, of the 10th of August 1754, 31st of January 1755, and 13th of February 1755; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that this House would be pleased to grant the Appellant such other Relief as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Stewart Schaw, by Sir Michael Stewart Baronet his Father and next Friend, put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answers of the said Charles Lord Cathcart and Sir John Whitefoord and others, Trustees appointed by Charles Lord Cathcart, deceased, put in to the said Cross Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on both Sides in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in and by the said Original and Cross Appeals be, and the same are hereby, affirmed, with the following Variation; videlicet, "In the first-mentioned Interlocutor of the 10th of August 1754, after the Words ["so far as it comprehends the Avenue about the House"], to insert these Words ["and also the Power of holding Courts, and naming Baron Baillies."].

Delaval's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of the settled Estates of Francis Blake Delaval Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Money, to pay off and discharge several Debts and Encumbrances; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
E. Warwick.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Morton.
E. Home.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Pomfret.
E. Powis.
E. Guilford.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 5th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir H. Williams's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Northall, and divers Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Middlesex, settled on the Marriage of Sir Hutchins Williams Baronet, and devised by the Will of William Peere Williams his Father, respectively, in Trustees, in order to be conveyed to Agatha Child Widow and her Heirs, pursuant to Articles of Agreement for that Purpose; and for laying out the Money arising by Sale of the Estate devised by the said Will in the Purchase of Lands, to be settled to the Uses of that Will; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 5th Day of April next, at the usual Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Sir Lewis Mackenzie Baronet Respondent, which is appointed to be heard on Monday next, be put off till Wednesday; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Winchilsea; vide P. 528. b.