House of Lords Journal Volume 28
March 1756, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 28: March 1756, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 28: 1753-1756 (1767-1830), pp. 532-551. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114402 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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March 1756, 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Falconberg.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Bridge over the Wye at Hay, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, from the Town of Hay in the County of Brecon, to the opposite Shore in the County of Radnor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kington and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Kington in the County of Hereford, through The Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends, and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley's Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almely, to Eckley's Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County of Hereford;" to whcih they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

E. of Peterborow's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Dantzey and Hundred of Chippenham, and divers Lands, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, late the Estates of Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, deceased, in Trustees, for raising a certain Sum of Money, for the Purposes therein mentioned," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill 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 therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Macleod's Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Haldane and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Adjudications now vested in the Crown, by the Conviction or Attainder of Alexander Mackenzie of Fraserdale, in Hugh Macleod of Genies Esquire;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

King's Consent to it signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the said Bill, 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."

Messages from H. C. to return Glover's Divorce, Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Richard Glover with Hannah Nunn his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Skrine's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Farms, in the County of Surry, settled upon the Marriage of Richard Dickson Skrine Esquire with Elizabeth his now Wife, to be sold, and conveyed pursuant to Articles; and for laying out the Purchasemoney in other Lands and Tenements, 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.

Leeds and Ripon Roads, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Conyers D'Arcy and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate, and from thence, in Two Branches, one through Ripley over (fn. 1) Burage Green; and the other through Knaresborough and BoroughBridge to Rippon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water, or Water-course, on Hutton Moor in the County of York, and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Broadhead's Bill:

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Theodore Henry Broadhead, an Infant, to make Leases of the Estates given and devised to him by the Will of his Uncle Henry Broadhead Esquire, deceased;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kensington Poor, &c. Bill.

The Lord Viscount Fauconberg reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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."

Gregor's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower Sir John Molesworth Baronet and Joseph Moyle Esquire, Two of the surviving Trustees in an Indenture dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1743, to raise the several Sums in the said Indenture mentioned, or such of them as are unsatisfied, and pay the same, as well as the rest of the Personal Estate of Hugh Gregor, deceased, to such Person as Jane Gregor, an Infant, shall marry during her Infancy, with the Consent of the said surviving Trustees and of her Guardians," 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.

Portland new Church, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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 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."

Riley to take the Name of Perrot, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Bowes to Barnard Castle, Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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 Stainsdrop, 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," 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."

Farringdon, and other Roads, Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Dean and Chapter of Westminster and Mallor's Bill.

The Lord Sandys also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Truro Roads altering, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Poole Harbour, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 and Boomage Duties payable in respect of Ships and Vessels coming in 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cheltenham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Devizes, Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Stret Stone aforesaid."

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

Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Argyll.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Home.
E. Loudoun.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Halifax.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Effingham.
E. Bath.
E. Temple.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Ely.
L. B. Bath & Wells.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Gloucester.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bathurst.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
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.

Leman & al. Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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 6th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Chilton Pond, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Friar 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."

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.

Linen and Linen Yarns, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the 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."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Lords to be summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned, to attend the Service of the House To-morrow.

Pierie to enter into Recognizance for Law.

The House being moved, "That William Pierie may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Law of Laurieston, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he living in Foreign Parts, and his Factors or Attornies living in Scotland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Cholmondely.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

D. of Leeds takes the Oaths.

Thomas Duke of Leeds took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Talbot's Bill.

The Lord Foley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled upon his Marriage in Trustees, for raising a Sum of Money for discharging Debts and Encumbrances," 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.

Gregor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower Sir John Molesworth Baronet, and Joseph Moyle Esquire, Two of the surviving Trustees in an Indenture dated the Twenty-fifth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortythree, to raise the several Sums in the said Indenture mentioned, or such of them as are unsatisfied, and pay the same, as well as the rest of the Personal Estate of Hugh Gregor, deceased, to such Person as Jane Gregor, an Infant, shall marry during her Infancy, with the Consent of the said surviving Trustees and of her Guardians."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Chilton Pond and Hinksey Hill Road, Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Friar 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," 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."

Sow Common, Bill.

The Earl of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees to whom 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 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."

Gough Awbrey's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Gough Aubrey Esquire, in the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, and Carmarthen, in Trustees, to raise Money, to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same; 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 made several 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.

Linen and Linen Yarns, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Farringdon Cricklade, and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bowes to Barnard Castle Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Kensington Poor, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Portland new Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Dean and Chapter of Westminster and Mallors Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leigh to take the Name of Perrot, Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

D. of Chandos takes the Oaths.

Henry Duke of Chandos took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Message from the King, concerning the Augmentation of the Forces, and bringing over some Hessian Troops.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty, under His Royal Sign Manual, which His Majesty had commanded him to deliver to their Lordships."

And the same was read by the Lord Chancellor; and is as follows:

"GEORGE R.

"His Majesty has received repeated Advices, from different Places and Persons, that a Design has been formed, by the French Court, to make an hostile Invasion upon Great Britain or Ireland; and the great Preparations of Land Forces, Ships, Artillery, and Warlike Stores, now notoriously making in the Ports of France opposite to the British Coasts, together with the Language held by the French Ministers in some Foreign Courts, leave little Room to doubt of the Reality of such a Design: His Majesty has therefore judged it necessary to acquaint the House of Lords with Intelligence of such high Importance to the Safety and Well-being of these Nations; and, at the same Time, to inform them, that, in Pursuance of the Advice and Assurances of His Parliament, He has augmented His Forces by Sea and Land, and taken proper Measures and Precautions for putting His Kingdoms in a Posture of Defence against so unjust and desperate an Enterprize, projected in Revenge for those just and necessary Measures which have been taken for maintaining the Rights and Possessions of His Crown and Subjects in North America: That, in order further to strengthen Himself, His Majesty has made a Requisition of a Body of Hessian Troops, pursuant to the Treaty lately made with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, to be forthwith brought over hither, for which Purpose Transports are ordered.

"His Majesty, trusting in the Divine Protection, and in the good Affections, Zeal, and Fidelity; of His People, which He has so often experienced, is determined to neglect no Means of Defence; but to exert all the Force which God has put into His Hands, to repel so daring an Attempt: And His Majesty doubts not of the Support and Concurrence of the House of Lords, in taking all such Measures as may be conducive to an End so essential to the Honour of His Crown, the Preservation of the Protestant Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of these Kingdoms.

"G. R."

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "To return Him the Thanks of this House, for His most gracious Message; and for informing us of the Advices which His Majesty has received, of the Designs and Preparations of the French Court against Great Britain or Ireland.

"To assure His Majesty, that this House looks with the utmost Indignation upon so unjust and daring an Attempt as that of invading these Kingdoms, in Revenge for the generous and steady Conduct His Majesty has held, in maintaining the just Rights and Possessions of His Crown and Subjects in North America, against the unprovoked Aggressions and Hostilities originally commenced on the Part of France; and humbly to entreat His Majesty, not to suffer Himself to be diverted from it by any Appearances whatsoever.

"To acknowledge with Gratitude the prudent Measures and Precautions which His Majesty has taken, for putting His Kingdoms in Posture of Defence; and for having made the Requisition of a Body of Hessian Troops, to be brought over hither, in Consequence of the Treaty lately concluded with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell.

"To beseech His Majesty to pursue His gracious Resolution, of exerting all the Force which God has put into his Hands, to disappoint and repel so desperate an Undertaking; and particularly to augment His Army in Ireland in such Manner as He shall think necessary.

"To assure His Majesty, that we will, with unshaken Zeal, Vigour, and Unanimity, at the Hazard of our Lives and Fortunes, stand by His Majesty against all His Enemies, and support Him in all such Measures as He shall find requisite in this critical Conjuncture; this House not in the least doubting, that even the Menace of so injurious and presumptuous an Enterprize will create the highest Detestation in all who call themselves Britons and Protestants, and raise a becoming Spirit in all His Majesty's Subjects, for the Defence of His Sacred Person and Government, the Protestant Succession in His Royal Family, and the Religion, Laws, and Liberties, of these Kingdoms."

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

King's Message to be further considered.

Ordered, That His Majesty's most Gracious Message be taken into further Consideration on Friday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 24o (fn. 2) Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

King's Answer to the Address reported.

The Lord Berkeley of Stratton reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) presented to His Majesty the Address of this House of Yesterday; and that, in Answer thereto, His Majesty was pleased to say, That He thanks the House of Lords, for the repeated Assurances of their unalterable Zeal, Duty, and Affection, to His Majesty on this Occasion; and has the utmost Considence in their vigorous Support."

Ordered, That His Majesty's most Gracious Message to this House, with their Lordships Address to His Majesty thereupon, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.

Ld. Irwin's Bill:

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Viscount Irwin, together with George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to make such Settlements and Dispositions of their several Estates as are 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.

Ordered, That the Judges who are in Town do attend this House on Monday next; and that printed Copies of the said Bill be delivered to them.

Judges to attend about it.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the 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," 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."

Macleod's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Adjudications now vested in the Crown, by the Conviction or Attainder of Alexander Mackenzie of Fraserdale, in Hugh Macleod of Genies Esquire."

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

L. Chamberlain.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Darlington.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

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

Gough Awbrey's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Richard Gough Awbrey Esquire, in the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, and Carmarthen, in Trustees, to raise Money, to discharge several Encumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Talbot's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of John Talbot the Younger Esquire, settled upon his Marriage, in Trustees, for raising a Sum of Money, for discharging Debts and Encumbrances."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Bridge over the Wye, at Hay, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, from the Town of Hay in the County of Brecon, to the opposite Shore in the County of Radnor."

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.

His Majesty's Advocate against Sir Lewis Mackenzie.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Robert Dundas Esquire His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Appellant, and Sir Lewis Mackenzie of Seatwell Baronet is Respondent:

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 Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes (fn. 3) Ashburnham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

E. of Burlington's Will, Exemplification of, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the last Will of the Right Honourable Richard late Earl of Burlington and Corke, deceased, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lincoln Heath, &c. Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the East Side of Lincoln Heath to the City of Peterborough, and from the East End of Marham Lane to the Town of Walton, in the County of Northampton; and from the Town of Bourne to the Town of Colsterworth, and from Donington High Bridge to the Cross Post in the Parish of Hacconby, and from the East End of a Lane called Hale Drove, to and through the Town of Old Sleaford, to the End of Long Hedge in the Parish of Quarrington in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tinwell Fields to enclose, 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 Tinwell Fields, in the County of Rutland; and for settling a Stipend on the Rector, in Lieu of Glebe and Tithes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Warthill Common Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the undivided Parts of the several Common Fields, in the Township of Warthill, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations to the Rector of Holtby in the same County, and the Vicar of Warthill aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes and certain Ecclesiastical Dues;" and to acquaint this House, that they had agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Coryton's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ann Coryton, Elizabeth Goodall, and William Goodall, to make Leases of several Estates, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during the Minorities of John Coryton and others, the Infant Children of Peter Coryton Esquire, deceased," 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.

The King's Message; Consideration adjourned.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of His Majesty's most Gracious Message to this House, of Tuesday last, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

His Majesty's Advocate against Sir Lewis Muckenzie.

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dundas Esquire, His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 7th of March 1753; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session; of the 10th of July 1753, whereby they adhered to the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 9th of March 1754; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; and that this House would grant the Appellant such other Relief as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Sir Lewis Mackenzie of Seatwell Baronet 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 Interlocutor of the 9th of March 1754, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, reversed; and that the Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary of the 7th of March 1753, and the said Interlocutor of the Lords of Session of the 10th of July following, adhering thereto, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Causes removed.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Irvine of New Orchard is Appellant, and John Irvine of Cove Respondent, which is appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off till Wednesday next; and that the other Causes be removed in Course.

Darlington to West Auckland, Road 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-fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Road from Darlington in the County of Durham to West Auckland, and several other Roads in the said County, therein mentioned; and for the effectual amending the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Roper's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Trevor Charles Roper and Henry Roper, who are both Infants, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchasemoney for discharging Encumbrances affecting the same, under the Directions of the Court of Chancery;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Kington, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington in the County of Hereford, through The Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends, and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid to Brilley's Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almeley, to Eckley's Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County of Hereford."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Somerset.
D. Newcastle.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.

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

Leeds and Rippon Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate; and from thence in Two Branches, one through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Borough-Bridge to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water, or Water-course, on Hutton Moor in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor."

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.

Law against Brebner.

The House being moved, "That Monday the 12th Day of April next may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Law of Lawrieston and others are Appellants, and Lilias Brebner and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the 12th Day of April next, as desired.

Sow Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Chilton Pond, Hinksey Hill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from a Place called Friar 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Devizes Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

And Messages were sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Holford:

E. of Peterborow's Bill; King's Consent signified.

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

The Duke of Newcastle acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Dantzey, and Hundred of Chippenham, and divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Wilts, late the Estates of Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, deceased, in Trustees, for raising a certain Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned," 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."

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Wandsford Bridge and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for effectually amending and repairing the Road leading from Wandsford Bridge in the County of Northampton, to the Town and Borough of Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and for repairing the Road from the Borough of Stamford to Stapleford Bridge in the Parish of Ryhall in the County of Rutland, and from thence to Bourne in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coleham Bridge and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Coleham Bridge in Shrewsbury, to the Market Place in Church Stretton, and to the Top of Lythwood Hill, and from Pulley Common to the May Pole in Condover, and from Coleham Bridge to Longdon in the County of Salop; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shrewsbury to Shreyhill Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, in the County of Salop;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Ellell Common, Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing divers Parcels of Waste Grounds, or Commons, in Ellell, in the County of Lancaster," 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 Cousents, 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."

Franckes Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled pursuant to the Wills of the said Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke 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.

Coryton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Ann Coryton, Elizabeth Goodall, and William Goodall, to make Leases of several Estates, in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, during the Minorities of John Coryton and others, the Infant Children of Peter Coryton Esquire, deceased."

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. Waple and Mr. Holford:

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

Darlington to West Auckland 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-fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Road leading from Darlington in the County of Durham, to West Auckland, and several other Roads in the said County therein mentioned, and for the effectual amending the same."

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

D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Lincoln.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cardigan.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Bath.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Bathurst.
L. Raymond.
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.

Tinwell Fields to enclose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Tinwell Fields, in the County of Rutland; and for settling a Stipend on the Rector, in Lieu of Glebe and Tithes."

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.

Lincoln Heath, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the East Side of Lincoln Heath to the City of Peterborough, and from the East End of Marham Lane to the Town of Walton, in the County of Northampton, and from the Town of Bourne to the Town of Colsterworth, and from Donington High Bridge to the Cross Post in the Parish of Hacconby, and from the East End of a Lane called Hale Drove, to and through the Town of Old Sleaford, to the End of Long Hedge in the Parish of Quarrington in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Warthill Common, Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the undivided Parts of the several Common Fields in the Township of Warthill, in the County of York; and for giving Compensations to the Rector of Holtby in the same County, and the Vicar of Warthill aforesaid, in Lieu of Tithes and certain Ecclesiastical Dues."

And the said Amendments, being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to.

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

Mathew against Fitz Simons & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Mathew Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 2d Day of August 1755, and of a Decretal Order of the said Court, of the 26th Day of February 1756; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet; and that Christopher Fitz Simons, James Walsh, William Walsh, Theobald Walsh, John Field, Thomas Lee and Ann his Wife, John Andrews, Margaret Andrews, and Bridget Andrews, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Christopher Fitz Simons, James Walsh, William Walsh, Theobald Walsh, Joan Field, Thomas Lee and Ann his Wife, John Andrews, Margaret Andrews, and Bridget Andrews, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 30th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Clerk in Court of the Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

Haukes against Jones & al.

A Petition of Charles Haukes Esquire Appellant, and Thomas Jones and others Respondents, was presented, and read; praying, "That the several Pleadings and other Papers, lately sent over to be made Use of at the Hearing of the said Appeal in this House, may be read at the said Hearing, though the same have not been attested by the proper Officer, or examined in the Offices below; the Petitioners Agents in Ireland having respectively signed their Consent on each of the said Pleadings and Papers."

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

And being withdrawn:

Papers to be read, as it examined and attested.

Ordered, That the said several Pleadings and Papers, whereto the Petitioners Agents below have signed their Consents, may be read at the Hearing of the said Cause in this House; provided that this Order do not extend to the Reading of any Exhibit which was not entered as read at the Hearing of the Cause in the Court below.

Ld. Irwin's Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Viscount Irwin, together with George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to make such Settlements and Dispositions of their several Estates as are therein mentioned," be read the 3d Time on Monday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes (fn. 4) Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Fleetwood's Bill:

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees 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," 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 several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Franckes Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke Esquire, in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage affecting the same; and for laying out the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled pursuant to the Wills of the said Evelyn Charles Francke and Edward Francke respectively."

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. Harris:

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

Ellell Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing divers Parcels of Waste Grounds, or Commons, in Ellell, in the County of Lancaster."

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.

Coleham Bridge and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Coleham Bridge in Shrewsbury, to the Market Place in Church Stretton, and to the Top of Lythwood Hill, and from Pulley Common to the May Pole in Condover, and from Coleham Bridge to Longdon, in the County of Salop."

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

L. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford.
D. Newcastle.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Denbigh.
E. Peterborow.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Pomfret.
E. Orford.
E. Temple.
V. Fauconberg.
V. Falmouth.
V. Folkestone.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Raymond.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Feversham.

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.

Shrewsbury to Shreyhill Road, Bill,

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Shrewsbury to Preston Brockhurst, to Shawbury, and to Shreyhill, in the County of Salop."

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.

Wandsford Bridge Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers granted by an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for effectually amending and repairing the Road leading from Wandsford Bridge in the County of Northampton, to the Town and Borough of Stamford in the County of Lincoln, and for repairing the Road from the Borough of Stamford to Stapleford Bridge in the Parish of Ryhall in the County of Rutland, and from thence to Bourne in the County of Lincoln."

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.

Page's Bill.

The Lord Foley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, 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," 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.

Paul, Leave for a Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of John Daniel Paul; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon the Earl of Findlater presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Paul."

And the same was read the First Time:

Palmers against Jackson & al.

The House was informed, "That Edward Butler attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Papers relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Roger Palmer the Elder and Roger Palmer the Younger Esquires are Appellants, and George Jackson and others are Respondents."

Pleadings proved.

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

And then he withdrew.

Ld. Irwin's Bill, rejected.

The Order of the Day being read, for the 3d Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Viscount Irwin, together with George Ingram his Brother and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to make such Settlements and Dispositions of their several Estates as are therein mentioned;" and for the Attendance of such of the Judges as are in Town:

The said Bill was accordingly read the 3d Time.

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Home.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes (fn. 5) Ashburnham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Bath.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Ilchester.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Nisber's Answer to Smith's Appeal.

The Answer of Archibald Nisbet of Carsin, to the Appeal of Ann Smith, Widow of Doctor John Baillie, was brought in.

Bridge over the Wye at Hay, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, from the Town of Hay in the County of Brecon, to the opposite Shore in the County of Radnor," 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."

Kington, &c. Roads, Bill.

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington in the County of Hereford, through The Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid, to Brilley's Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almeley, to Eckley's Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County of Hereford," 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."

Leeds and Ripon Road, Bill.

The Earl of Bath reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate; and from thence, in Two Branches, one through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Borough-Bridge, to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water, or Water-course, on Hutton Moor in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs, or Ruts, on the said Moor," 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."

Fleetwood's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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. Harris:

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

Aston and Shardlow Common, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common, or Moor, called Aston and Shardlow Moor, and several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Weston cum Membris, and Prebend of Sawley, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. to return the D. of Marlborough's Bill.

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

To return 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Page's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange of Tithes, Cortages, 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."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

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

Light-house on the Island of Cumray, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting, maintaining, and supporting, a Light-house on the Island of Little Cumray, in the County of Bute, at the Mouth of the River Clyde in North Britain; and for rendering the Navigation in the Frith and River of Clyde more safe and commodious;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duty on Plate, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties, payable by all Persons and Bodies Politick or Corporate, having certain Quantities of Silver Plate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Conference desired by the Commons, concerning an Address for Hanoverian Troops.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Granby and others:

To desire a Conference with this House, upon a Matter of great Importance, concerning the Defence and Security of His Majesty and His Kingdoms, in the present critical Conjuncture.

To which the House agreed.

And the Messengers were called in again; and told, That the Lords agree to a Conference, as is desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Then the Lords following were named Managers of the Conference:

Ld. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
Ld. Chamberlain.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Kingston.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Albemarle.
E. Marchmont.
E. Tankerville.
E. Bath.
V. Weymouth.
Ld. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Ely.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Berkeley Str.
L. Bathurst.
L. Anson.
L. Ravensworth.

Supply of Seamen, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships and other Trading Ships and Vessels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Conference had, and Resolution for an Address for Hanoverian Troops delivered.

The House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Managers for the Commons, at the Conference; which, on the Part of the Commons, was managed by the Lord George Sackville; who acquainted the Managers for the Lords, That, upon Consideration of a Matter of so great Importance, concerning the Defence and Security of His Majesty and His Kingdoms in the present critical Conjuncture, they had come to a Resolution, to be presented to His Majesty, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

And his Lordship read the same, as follows; videlicet,

"Resolved, by the

"Commons in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to beseech His Majesty, that, for the more effectual Defence of this Island, and for the better Security of the Religion and Liberties of His Subjects, against the threatened Attack by a Foreign Enemy, He would be graciously pleased to order Twelve Battalions of His Electoral Troops, together with the usual Detachment of Artillery, to be forthwith brought into this Kingdom."

Then the said Resolution was read by the Clerk.

And it being moved, "To agree with the Commons therein:"

After Debate;

Ordered, That this House doth agree to the said Resolution, by filling up the Blank with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"].

Ordered, That the said Agreement be communicated to the Commons at another Conference.

Further Conference, to acquaint the Commons that this House agrees to the Resolution.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

To desire a present Conference with that House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

The Messengers, being returned, acquainted the House, "That the Commons do agree to a present Conference, as desired."

Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conserence be the Managers of this Conference.

Then, the House being informed, "That the Managers for the Commons were ready for the Conference, in the Painted Chamber:"

The Names of the Managers for the Lords were called over.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had met the Commons, at the Conference; and acquainted the Managers, That this House had agreed to the Resolution delivered by them at the last Conference, by filling up the Blank with ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"]".

Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He will please to appoint, to be attended with the said Address.

Paul takes the Oaths for Naturalization.

John Daniel Paul took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Irvine against Irvine.

Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Irvine of New Orchard is Appellant, and John Irvine of Cove Respondent, which is appointed to be heard To-morrow, be put off till Thursday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Raymond.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

Darlington, to West Auckland, Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing the High Road leading from Darlington in the County of Durham, to West Auckland and several other Roads in the said County, therein mentioned; and for the effectual amending the same," 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."

Lincoln Heath Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the East Side of Lincoln Heath to the City of Peterborough, and from the East End of Marham Lane to the Town of Walton, in the County of Northampton, and from the Town of Bourne to the Town of Colsterworth, and from Donington High Bridge to the Cross Post in the Parish of Hacconby, and from the East End of a Lane called Hale Drove, to and through the Town of Old Sleaford, to the End of Long Hedge in the Parish of Quarrington in the County of Lincoln," 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."

Tinwell Common Fields, to enclose, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Tinwell Fields, in the County of Rutland; and for settling a Stipend on the Rector, in Lieu of Glebe and Tithes," 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."

Kington, &c. Roads, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Town of Kington in the County of Hereford, through The Welsh Hall Lane, as far as the same County extends; and the several Roads leading from Kington aforesaid, to Brilley's Mountain, to Eardisley, to Almeley, to Eckley's Green, to Eardisland, to Staple Bar, and to Milton House, in the said County of Hereford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bridge over the Wye at Hay, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, from the Town of Hay in the County of Brecon, to the opposite Shore in the County of Radnor."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Leeds and Ripon Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for repairing the Roads from the Town of Leeds, through Harwood, to the South West Corner of the Enclosures of Harrogate; and from thence in Two Branches, one through Ripley over Burage Green, and the other through Knaresborough and Borough-Bridge, to Ripon, and from thence to the First Rill of Water, or Water-course, on Hutton Moor, in the County of York; and for repairing the Sloughs or Ruts on the said Moor."

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 sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

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

Light-house on Cumray Island, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting, maintaining, and supporting, a Lighthouse on the Island of Little Cumray in the County of Bute, at the Mouth of the River Clyde in North Britain; and for rendering the Navigation in the Frith and River of Clyde more safe and commodious."

State of the National Debt delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wilford, from the Exchequer, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to an Address to His Majesty of the 23d of February last,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th Day of January 1755, and on the 11th Day of January 1756; together with an Accompt of the Produce of the Sinking Fund in that Year, and to the Payment of what Debts, contracted before the 25th Day of December 1716, the said Fund has been applied."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said State do lie on the Table.

Islington to Paddington, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the respective Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading to Highgate Gatehouse and Hampstead, and from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne Bridge, in the County of Middlesex, to make a new Road, from the Great Northern Road at Islington to the Edgeware Road near Paddington; and also from the North End of Portland Street, cross The Farthing Pyehouse Fields, into the said new Road; and for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two several Acts, for repairing the said Road from Saint Giles's Pound to Kilbourne Bridge."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a 2d Time on Tuesday next.

Constables, &c. for Westminster, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing a sufficient Number of Constables, for the Service of the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to compel proper Persons to take upon them the Office of Jurymen, to present Nuisances and other Offences within the said City and Liberty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Dunsby Lane, to Lincoln, &c. Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the North End of Dunsby Lane to the South West Corner of Riseholm Hedge, and to Carholm Gate, Drinsey Nooke, and Dunham and Littleburgh Ferris, and over the River Witham at Bracebridge to the City of Lincoln, and from the Gate at the Foot of Canwicke Hill to the Great Bar gates of the said City; and for enforcing the Performance of Statute Work upon the Highways communicating with the said Roads, to a certain Distance from the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Duty on Silver Plate, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties, payable by all Persons and Bodies Politick or Corporate, having certain Quantities of Silver Plate."

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 To-morrow.

His Majesty to be attended with the Address of both Houses for Hanoverian Troops:

The Lord Berkeley of Stratton reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, humbly to know what Time His Majesty would please to appoint, to be attended with the Address of both Houses; and that His Majesty had appointed To-morrow, at Two o'Clock, at His Palace of Saint James."

Notice being taken, "That His Majesty had been lately indisposed, although now, praised be God, recovered; and therefore it might not be convenient for His Majesty to be attended by the whole House with the said Address:"

An Entry in the Journal, of the 15th of March, 1688–9, relating to the Manner of presenting an Address of both Houses to the King, was read.

Two Lords to attend His Majesty, on the Part of this House:

Ordered, That the Lord Steward and the Lord Chamberlain do attend His Majesty, with the said Address, on the Part of this House.

Message to H. C. to acquaint them therewith.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Harris:

To acquaint them, "That His Majesty has appointed To-morrow, at Two o'Clock, to be attended with the Address of both Houses of Parliament, at His Palace of Saint James; and that their Lordships have ordered the Lord Steward and the Lord Chamberlain to attend His Majesty therewith, on the Part of this House; and to desire that House to appoint a proportionable Number of their Members to go with them."

Thornaugh, Leave for a Bill, to take the Name of Hewett:

Upon reading the Petition of John Hewett Esquire, heretofore called John Thornaugh; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Descendants to take the Surname of Hewett:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill read.

Whereupon, the Duke of Newcastle presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Thornaugh Esquire, now called John Hewett, and his Descendants, to take and use the Surname of Hewett, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Hewett Knight, deceased."

And the same was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. about presenting the Address.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, being returned, acquainted the House:

"That the Commons had considered their Lordships Message; and had appointed the Lord Hobart, the Lord Barrington, Mr. Secretary Fox, and Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, to go with the Lords mentioned in the Message, to wait upon His Majesty, with the Address."

Maitland, Leave to appeal, though out of Time.

A Petition of Major Arthur Maitland, was presented, and read; setting forth, "That he has an Appeal ready to be presented, against certain Interlocutors of the Court of Session in Scotland, the last dated the 25th of February last; but that the Delay in presenting it has been occasioned by his being in Holland, attending his Duty as an Officer of the Army there, at and for some Days after the Date of the said last Interlocutor;" and praying, "In regard he is advised that the not bringing the same this Session would subject him to many Inconveniencies, by Proceedings which may be had below before the next Session of Parliament; that their Lordships would be pleased to receive his said Appeal, although the same hath not been presented within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House."

And thereupon the Petitioner and his Agent were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That the said Appeal be now received.

Maitland against Skene & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Major Arthur Maitland of Pittrichie; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 31st of July and 7th of August 1755; and of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session, of the 5th of December 1755, and 25th of February last, made on the Behalf of Andrew Skene of Dyce, Doctor Adam Austine Physician in Edinburgh, Charles Cheyne Merchant in Edingburgh, Alexander Bannerman Merchant in Aberdeen, and John Laing of Burnfoot, Creditors of Mr. Charles Maitland; and praying, "That the said Interlocutors may be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House will give the Appellant such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Skene, Doctor Adam Austine, Charles Cheyne, Alexander Bannerman, and John Laing, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 28th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any One of their Procurators or Agents in the Court below shall be deemed good Service.

Aston and Shardlow Moor, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common, or Moor, called Aston and Shardlow Moor, and several Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Weston cum Membris and Prebend of Sawley, in the County of Derby."

Draining Fens in the Isle of Ely, and in Norfolk, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Granby and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands, in the Isle of Ely and County of Norfolk, lying between The Hundred Foot River and The Ouze, and bounded on the South by the Hard Lands of Mepal, Witcham, Wentworth, Witchford, Ely, Downham, and Littleport; and for empowering the Governor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, to sell certain Lands lying within the Limits aforesaid, commonly called Invested Lands;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Embanking Fen Lands in the Isle of Ely, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Granby and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, commonly called The Washes, lying and being in the several Parishes of Sutton, Mepal, Witcham, Ely, Witchford, Wentworth, Coveny, and Downham, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, and of Bluntisham with Earith in the County of Huntingdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Paul's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Daniel Paul."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Bedford.
D. Argyll.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Findlater.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Cornwallis.
V. Fauconberg.
Ld Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Landaff.
Ld. Delawarr.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Raymond.
L. Sandys.

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.

Supply of Seamen, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Supply of Mariners and Seamen, to serve in His Majesty's Ships of War, and on board Merchant Ships, and other Trading Ships and Vessels."

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, To-morrow.

Cusack to enter into a Recognizance on Mathew's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Cusack of London Packer may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Richard Mathew Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he residing in Ireland:"

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

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Origin. Burgage; vide, p. 401. a. 546. b. & 549. a.
2 Origin. Maii.
3 Origin. Asburnham.
4 Origin, Asburnham.
5 Origin. Asburnham.