House of Lords Journal Volume 29
March 1757, 21-31

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 29: March 1757, 21-31', Journal of the House of Lords volume 29: 1756-1760 (1767-1830), pp. 89-108. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114424 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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March 1757, 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 21o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Viscount Folkestone.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Irwin's Bill.

The Earl of Marchmont reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering Henry Viscount Irwin, George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to settle Part of the said Viscount Irwin's Estate upon the Marriage of the said Charles Ingram, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Durade's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Durade."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Piddington Common, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Piddington, in the County of Oxford."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Devonsh.
D. Manchester.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Home.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Harcourt.
E. Fauconberg.
Viscount Folkestone.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Ducie.
L. Vere.

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

Hearle's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Mary Hearle Widow, Thomas Hearle Clerk, and John Rogers Esquire, Guardians of Margaret Hearle, Jane Hearle, Betty Hearle, and Harriet Hearle, Infants, to make Leases of several Estates in the County of Cornwall, and also Setts and Leases of the Mines therein, and to carry on Adventures, during the Minority of the said Infants."

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 5th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Charley Forest, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Markfield Turnpike in the County of Leicester, over Charley otherwise Charnwood Forest, through the Town of Whitwick, and from thence through Talbot Lane, to where the Road leading from the Town of Loughborough to the Town of Ashby de la Zouch in the said County comes in from Ryley Lane, near to a Place called Snape Gate."

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.

Ld. Carbery against Weston & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein George Lord Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and Edward Weston Esquire and others are Respondents:"

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

Urquhart to enter into Recognizance for Graham.

The House being moved, "That George Urquhart may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Graham Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in Scotland:"

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

Woollen Manufactures, former Acts to amend, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, and for better Payment of their Wages; and also an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by the aforesaid Act, in case of Payment of the Workmens Wages in any other Manner than in Money;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bishop Thornton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Thornton otherwise Bishop Thornton Moor, Stinted Pasture, or Common, within the Manor of Bishop Thornton, with Bishop Side, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Towcester Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Towcester, through Silverston and Brackley, in the County of Northampton; and Ardley and Middleton Stoney, to Weston Gate in the Parish of Weston on the Green in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were read the First Time.

Cumming & al. Magistrates of Irvine, to amend Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition of John Cumming and others, Magistrates and Town Counsellors of the Borough of Irvine; setting forth, "That the Petitioners lately exhibited their Appeal to this House, from an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland; to which within a few Days Robert Boyle and others put in their Answer; but, before the Order of Service was intimated in the Court below, the said Lords of Session, on the 11th of March Instant, pronounced another Interlocutor in the Cause, adhering to their former Interlocutor;" and praying, "In regard the Petitioners conceive themselves aggrieved by the said Interlocutor, and are desirous that the whole Cause may be at once under their Lordships Review; that they may be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by adding thereto the said Interlocutor:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by adding thereto the said Interlocutor of the 11th of this Instant March, as desired; they amending the Respondents Copy,

Marq. Tweeddale & al. against Anstruther.

Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, in (fn. 1) this Cause, being an Appeal wherein John Marquis of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty, are Appellants, and Philip Anstruther of Inverkeithing is Respondent; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, as Commissioners for Plantation of Kirks, Valuation and Sale of Tiends, of the 13th of February and 17th of July 1751.

Notice was taken, "That the Respondent, in his Answer, alleges, That he conceives that the said Interlocutors having been carried into Execution, and approved and confirmed, in virtue of a Grant under His Majesty's Great Seal of Scotland, in Favours of the Respondent, no Appeal can now be brought from the said Interlocutors."

And thereupon the Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, consenting that the Hearing of this Cause should be postponed till after the Hearing of the Cause, upon an Appeal of the like Nature, wherein the said Marquis of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland are Appellants, and John Dundass of Newhall is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday the 30th Instant:

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Hearing of this Cause be put off till after the Hearing of the said Cause, wherein the said Marquis of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland are Appellants, and the said John Dundass is Respondent.

E. of Coventry's Bill; Motion to dispense with the Standing Order.

The House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of George William Earl of Coventry, in the County of Cambridge, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, lying nearer to his Estate, in the Counties of Worcester, Gloucester, and Warwick, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned," stands committed, may be at Liberty to proceed on the said Bill, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order:"

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

E. of Euston's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitz Roy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitz Roy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her, upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitz Roy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston;" 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 Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Denison; 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

L. Trevor's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging John Lord Trevor, Executor of Thomas Lord Trevor, deceased, from the Sum of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds, agreed by the said Thomas Lord Trevor to be laid out in the Purchase of Lands; and for confirming the Application made by the said John Lord Trevor of the said Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds, towards the Discharge of the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds charged on the Manor of Bromham, and other the Estates late of the said Thomas Lord Trevor, in the County of Bedford," 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.

Charley Forest Road, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Markfield Turnpike in the County of Leicester, over Charley otherwise Charnwood Forest, through the Town of Whitwick, and from thence through Talbot Lane, to where the Road leading from the Town of Loughborough to the Town of Ashby de la Zouch in the said County comes in from Ryley Lane near to a Place called Snape Gate," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

L. Irwin's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Henry Viscount Irwin, George Ingram his Brother, and Charles Ingram his Nephew, to settle Part of the said Viscount Irwin's Estate, upon the Marriage of the said Charles Ingram; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Turner to take the Name of Payler, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Turner Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname and Arms of Payler."

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.

Thompson, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of William Thompson Esquire, in the County of Berks, to raise Money, towards discharging several Mortgage Debts and Encumbrances affecting other Parts of his settled Estates in the same County."

E. of Coventry's Bill; Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, in relation to Bills for selling Lands in one Place, and buying Lands in another, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of George William Earl of Coventry, in the County of Cambridge, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, being nearer to his Estate in the Counties of Worcester, Gloucester, and Warwick, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is not an actual Agreement yet made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Standing Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

Plunkett against Knox & al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Plunkett Esquire is Appellant, and John Knox Esquire and others are Respondents:"

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

Corsham Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, making commodious, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from The Cross Keys, otherwise Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham, in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Woollen Manufactures, former Act to amend, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, and for better Payment of their Wages; and also an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufactures, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by the aforesaid Act, in case of Payment of the Workmens Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

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

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Hyde.

PRAYERS.

Chafins Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estates of George Chafin the Elder and George Chafin the Younger, Esquires, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, for Payment of their Debts; and for rendering a Power in a certain Settlement therein mentioned, for making Jointures, more effectual; and for other Purposes," 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.

Cheatham's Interest in Edystone Light-house, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate and Interest late of Robert Cheatham Esquire, deceased, in the Duties granted by certain Acts of Parliament, for maintaining a Light-house on The Edystone Rock, in Trustees, in Trust, to raise Money to be applied towards re-building the said Light House," 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."

Ld. Trevor's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging John Lord Trevor, Executor of Thomas Lord Trevor, deceased, from the Sum of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds, agreed by the said Thomas Lord Trevor to be laid out in the Purchase of Lands; and for confirming the Application made by the said John Lord Trevor of the said Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds, towards the Discharge of the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, charged on the Manor of Bromham, and other the Estates late of the said Thomas Lord Trevor, in the County of Bedford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

Hope Weir's Divorce Bill; Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Elizabeth Spoore, Elizabeth Walker, John Allen, John Turnage, John Homer, and Margaret Tayler, do attend this House on Tuesday next, the 29th Instant, as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Honourable Charles Hope Weir Esquire with Ann Vane his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Pierie to enter into a Recognizance on E. Caithness's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Pierie Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Earl of Caithness, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; his Lordship being in Scotland:"

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

Charley Forest Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Markfield Turnpike in the County of Leicester, over Charley otherwise Charnwood Forest, through the Town of Whitwick, and from thence through Talbot Lane to where the Road leading from the Town of Loughborough to the Town of Ashby de la Zouch in the said County comes in from Ryley Lane, near to a Place called Snape Gate."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Corsham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, making commodious, and keeping in Repair, the Road from The Cross Keys, otherwise Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge in the County of Somerset."

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

D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Home.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Oxford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.

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.

Towcester Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Towcester, through Sylvester and Brackley, in the County of Northampton, and Ardley and Middleton Stoney, to Weston Gate, in the Parish of Weston on the Green in the County of Oxford."

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

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

Blackwood against Allan:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Blackwood of Pittrevie Advocate; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 27th of June, 1750; and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session, of the 6th of November 1750; and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; and that this House would give the Appellant such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of Henry Allan Writer in Edinburgh put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Appeal dismissed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Interlocutors therein complained of be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondent, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, for his Costs sustained by reason of the said Appeal.

Sharpe against Maxwell Ld. Farnham.

Upon reading the Petition of William Sharpe Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Lord Farnham in the Kingdom of Ireland is Respondent; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Cause:"

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Corsham Road, Bill.

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, making commodious, and keeping in Repair, the Road from The Cross Keys, otherwise Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge in the County of Somerset," 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."

Governors of Charterhouse, Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charterhouse, to sell and convey the Manor of Blacktoft, and divers Lands and Tenements in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Hospital," 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.

Bagster's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Tithes and Hereditaments in the Isle of Wight, the Estate and Inheritance of Thomas Bagster Esquire, a Lunatick, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging 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 directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chafins' Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of George Chafin the Elder and George Chafin the Younger Esquires, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, for Payment of their Debts; and for rendering a Power in a certain Settlement therein mentioned, for making Jointures, more effectual; and for other Purposes."

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. Montague and Mr. Edwards:

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

Cheatham's Interest in Edystone Light-house, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate and Interest late of Robert Cheatham Esquire, deceased, in the Duties granted by certain Acts of Parliament, for maintaining a Light-house on The Edystone Rock, in Trustees, in Trust, to raise Money, to be applied towards re-building the said Light-house."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Bishop Thornton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Thornton otherwise Bishop Thornton Moor, Stinted Pasture, or Common, within the Manor of Bishop Thornton with Bishopside, in the County of York."

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

L. Privy Seal.
D. Leeds.
D. Chandos.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Foley.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Feversham.
L. Lyttelton.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the 7th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Report of Commissioners for the annexed Estates in Scotland,

The House being informed, "That Mr. Rowe, from the Treasury, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar,

and Account of Ships employed from Scotland in the Whale Fishery, &c. delivered.

"A Copy of a Report to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by the Commissioners for managing the annexed Estates in Scotland, 1756."

And also, "An Account of what Number of Ships from Scotland have been employed in the Whale Fishery to Davis's Streights and The Greenland Seas; with their respective Names and Burthens, from whence they were fitted out, and at what Port they were discharged; and also what Quantity of Oil or Whale Fins each Ship has imported, from the 10th of October 1755."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Report and Account do lie upon the Table.

Woollen Manufactures, former Acts to amend, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, and for better Payment of their Wages; and also an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by the aforesaid Act, in case of Payment of the Workmens Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

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."

Fulford Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Meadows, and Commons, in the Manor of Fulford, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Bowes against E. of Shrewsbury & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George Bowes Esquire; complaining of an Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery, of the 23d of February last; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that he may have such further and other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem meet; and that George Earl of Shrewsbury, Barbara Lady Dowager Aston, Charles Talbot, Charles Dormer, James Talbot, Thomas Talbot, Francis Talbot, Lucy Talbot, Dame Teresa Mostyn, Thomas Salvin and Mary his Wife, John Maire, and Sir Thomas Webb Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said George Earl of Shrewsbury, Barbara Lady Dowager Aston, Charles Talbot, Charles Dormer, James Talbot, Thomas Talbot, Francis Talbot, Lucy Talbot, Dame Teresa Mostyn, Thomas Salvin and Mary his Wife, John Maire, and Sir Thomas Webb, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 7th Day of April next.

Robinson against Hicks, alias Robinson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend William Robinson Clerk; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 8th of March, 1757; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that Edmund Hicks, otherwise Robinson, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Edmund Hicks, otherwise Robinson, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 7th Day of April next.

River Blyth, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Blyth navigable, from Halesworth Bridge, in the County of Suffolk, into the Haven of Southwold;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

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

The Lord Privy Seal acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston," 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 Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 25o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Portsmouth.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hertford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Towcaster Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Towcester, through Sylvester and Brackley, in the County of Northampton, and Ardley and Middleton Stoney, to Weston Gate in the Parish of Weston on the Green in the County of Oxford," 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."

Bagster's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Tithes and Hereditaments in The Isle of Wight, the Estate and Inheritance of Thomas Bagster Esquire, a Lunatick, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging 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.

Governors of Charter-house, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charterhouse, to sell and convey the Manor of Blacktoft, and divers Lands and Tenements in the County of York; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Hospital."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Woollen Manufactures, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to render more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George, to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, and for better Payment of their Wages;" and also an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, for the better Regulation of the Woollen Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among the Persons concerned therein; and for limiting a Time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by the aforesaid Act, in case of Payment of the Workmens Wages in any other Manner than in Money."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Corsham Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, making commodious, and keeping in Repair, the Road from The Cross Keys, otherwise Bricker's Barn, in the Parish of Corsham in the County of Wilts, to Bath Easton Bridge in the County of Somerset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

A Message was 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.

Craick & al. against Craick: et è contra.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jean Craick and John Stewart of Castlestewart her Husband; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of November 1755, and 25th of February 1756; and praying, "That the same might be reversed; and that the Appellants might have such Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem just:" As likewise upon the Cross Appeal of Grizell Craick only Child of the deceased Adam Craick of Duchrae; complaining of the said Two Interlocutors, in so far as the Provision claimed by her is limited to One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, bearing Interest; and praying, "That their Lordships would find her entitled to the further Sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling, with Interest thereof, or give such other Relief as to their Lordships should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Grizell Craick put in to the said Original Appeal, and the Answer of the said Jean Craick and John Stewart of Castlestewart her Husband put in to the said Cross 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 Appeals be, and the same are hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said last mentioned Interlocutor of the 25th of February 1756, and also so much of the said first mentioned Interlocutor of the 19th of November 1755 as is not thereby varied, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed.

Hitchin, and other Roads, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Hitchin, in the County of Hertford, through the Town of Shefford and Carrington Cotton End, to a Lane opposite a Farm-house called Saint Leonard's, leading into the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to the Town of Bedford, and also the Road from the Turning out of the aforesaid Road into Henlow Field to Gerford Bridge, and also the Road from the Town of Henlow, over Henlow Bridge, to Arlesey in the County of Bedford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Strensall Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Common Ground, in the Manor of Strensall, in the County of York; and for giving Compensation to the Prebendary of Strensall aforesaid and his Farmer, and the Vicar of Strensall, in Lieu of their respective Tithes and Ecclesiastical Dues, out of the said Parcel of Ground;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Pocklington Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Common Grounds in Pocklington, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Loughborough Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Messages from H. C. to return Jeffreys' Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Mary Jeffreys the Wife of Jeffrey Jeffreys Esquire a Lunatick, and the Committee or Committees of his Estate for the Time being, to make Leases of the Parts and Shares of the said Mary Jeffreys, of divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon, devised by the Will of Sir William Morice, deceased, during the Continuance of the said Lunatick's Interest therein;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Countess Ferrers' Pet. for a Bill of Separation.

A Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, was presented, and read, as follows:

"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.

"The Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, Wife to the Right Honourable Lawrence Earl Ferrers;

"Humbly sheweth,

"That your Petitioner, at the Time of presenting her Petition in February last, was in Hopes that, if the said Earl Ferrers waived his Privilege, she might have prosecuted her Suit in the Spiritual Court with Expedition and Security; but, having since consulted her Counsel and Friends, she finds that many insuperable Difficulties still remain in that Course of Proceeding.

"For your Petitioner is informed, That as the Method of compelling Obedience to the Decrees of the Spiritual Court is by Excommunication and Arrest of Person, in Pursuance of that Sentence; which, notwithstanding the Waiver of Parliamentary Privilege, can never be executed against a Peer of this Realm; therefore any Decree of the Spiritual Court, to oblige the said Earl to advance any Sum, to enable her to carry on her Suit, or provide Alimony, will be ineffectual; and she has no Reason, from sorrowful Experience, to expect that his Lordship will voluntarily obey any Decree of the Spiritual Court, since he hath shewn an utter Contempt of all lawful Authority, in having not only disobeyed Two successive Writs of Habeas Corpus, but threatened, before her Face, to murder her Brother, and every other Person charged with serving those Writs.

"That your Petitioner, having no Security for the Safety and Freedom of her Person when your Lordships Protection is withdrawn, cannot help being alarmed at the Dread of being once more forced into the Power and Custody of her Husband: And the Facts already stated before your Lordships will so far evince the Reality of those dismal Apprehensions, as to make it manifest, that extreme Misery would not be the only Consequence of her falling into his Hands again, but that there would be little Probability of her escaping a violent and untimely Death.

"That your Petitioner's Health is much impaired; and she is fallen into that Dejection of Spirits, which is the natural Effect of her long and unexampled Sufferings; and can have no Hopes of Recovery, if she is to continue in that State of Penury, Imprison ment, and painful Anxiety, to which she is now subject, and from which the Protection and Assistance of your Lordships can only deliver her.

"Your Petitioner therefore hopes, and most humbly prays, That your Lordships, out of your great Tenderness and Compassion for her lamentable Case, will give Leave that a Bill may be brought in, for a Separation from the said Earl Ferrers her Husband.

"And your Petitioner shall ever pray.

"Mary Ferrers."

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

Ordered, That a Copy of the said Petition be sent to the said Earl Ferrers.

E. of Euston's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzray Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

The said Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

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

D. Somerset.
D. Leeds.
D. Devon.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Carlisle.
E. Litchfield.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Hyndford.
E. Halifax.
E. Hertford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Landaff.
L. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Onslow.
L. Ducie.
L. Ravensworth.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the 9th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Thomson's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate of William Thomson Esquire, in the County of Berks, to raise Money, towards discharging Debts and Encumbrances affecting other Parts of his settled Estates in the same County."

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 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Hope Weir's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Honourable Charles Hope Weir Esquire with Ann Vane his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and hearing Counsel for and against the same, which is appointed for Tuesday next, be put off till Tuesday the 5th Day of April next; and that the several Persons who were ordered to attend, to be examined, as Witnesses upon the said Second Reading, do then attend.

Collins to enter into Recognizance on Robinson's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That George Collings of Little Ormond Street may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Robinson Clerk, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; he being in the Country:"

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Sandys declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 26o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Comes Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Argyll.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.

PRAYERS.

D. of Richmond's Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for varying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty on Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure on his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce;" 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 Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Denison; 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.

Militia Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newcastle to Belford, Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the North End of The Cow Cawsey near the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to the Town of Belford, and from thence to Buckton Burn in the County of Northumberland, and for making the same more effectual;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Loughborough Road, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester."

Towcester Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Towcester, through Sylvester and Brackley, in the County of Northampton, and Ardley and Middleton Stoney, to Weston Gate in the Parish of Weston on the Green in the County of Oxford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Strensall Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Common Ground, in the Manor of Strensall, in the County of York; and for giving Compensation to the Prebendary of Strensall aforesaid and his Farmer, and the Vicar of Strensall, in Lieu of their respective Tithes and Ecclesiastical Dues, out of the said Parcel of Ground."

Pocklington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Common Grounds in Pocklington, in the County of York."

Hitchin, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, through the Town of Shefford and Carrington Cotton End, to a Lane opposite to a Farmhouse called St. Leonard's, leading into the Turnpike Road from St. Alban's to the Town of Bedford, and also the Road from the Turning out of the aforesaid Road into Henlow Field, to Gerford Bridge, and also the Road from the Town of Henlow, over Henlow Bridge, to Arlesey in the County of Bedford."

Molineux, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution Articles of Agreement, entered into before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of Crisp Molineux Esquire with Katherine Montgomerie his now Wife."

Fulford Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Fields, Meadows, and Pastures, in the Manor of Fulford, in the County of York."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Argyll.
E. Carlisle.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Strafford.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Northumberland.
L. B. Durham.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Romney.
L. Cadogan.
L. Ducie.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the 4th Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Ashburnham.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Piddington Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Piddington, in the County of Oxford," 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."

Wingerworth Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Pastures and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Wingerworth, and in the Hamlet of Tupton in the Parish of North Wingfield, respectively, in the County of Derby," 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."

Strensall Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Parcel of Common Ground, in the Manor of Strensall, in the County of York; and for giving Compensation to the Prebendary of Strensall aforesaid and his Farmer, and the Vicar of Strensall, in Lieu of their respective Tithes and Ecclesiastical Dues, out of the said Parcel of Ground."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Pomfret.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Hardwicke.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Bruce.

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

Hitchin, and other Roads, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, through the Town of Shefford and Carrington Cotton End, to a Lane opposite to a Farmhouse called Saint Leonard's, leading into the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to the Town of Bedford, and also the Road from the Turning out of the aforesaid Road into Henlow Field to Gerford Bridge, and also the Road from the Town of Henlow, over Henlow Bridge, to Arlesey in the County of Bedford."

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.

Loughborough Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester."

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.

Pocklington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Common Grounds in Pocklington, in the County of York."

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

D. of Richmond's Bill; King's Consent signified.

The Earl of Holdernesse acquainted the House, "That His Majesty, having been informed of the Contents of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for varying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty on Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles late Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure, on his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce," 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."

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Consideration of the last mentioned Bill:

It is Ordered, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for varying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty on Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles late Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure on his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce."

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

Motion to shorten the Time of the Meeting of the Committee.

And the House being moved, "That the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed:"

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

E. of Euston's Bill; Motion to shorten the Time of the Meeting of the Committee.

The House was also moved, "That the said Standing Order may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her, upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston," may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed."

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

River Blyth, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Blyth navigable, from Halesworth Bridge, in the County of Suffolk, into the Haven of Southwold."

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.

Ld. and Ly. Gray against Crie & al. Magistrates of Perth.

Upon reading the Petition of the Provost, Magistrates, and Community of Perth, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, wherein John Lord Gray and Margaret Lady Gray are Appellants, which stands appointed for Hearing this Day; setting forth, "That the Subject-matter of this Appeal arises on a Question entirely of Scots Law, relating to Heretage, and of very great Importance to the Corporation of Perth; and that the Lord Advocate of Scotland, who was of Counsel for the Petitioners in the Court below, and thoroughly understands the Cause, did propose to argue the same at their Lordships Bar, on Behalf of the Petitioners, and prepared himself accordingly; but unfortunately he was Yesterday seized with a Fit of Illness, by which he is confined, and cannot attend at their Lordships Bar this Day;" and therefore praying their Lordships to put off the said Hearing to such Day as their Lordships shall think proper:

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Wednesday next; and that the Counsel be called in at Twelve o'Clock; and that the Cause wherein John Marquis of Tweeddale and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland on Behalf of His Majesty are Appellants, and John Dundass is Respondent, which stands appointed for Wednesday next, be put off till Monday next; and the other Causes removed in Course.

Crie & al. against Smith & al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein James Crie Esquire Provost, and others, Magistrates of Perth, are Appellants, and David Smith Esquire and others are Respondents, which is appointed for To-morrow, be put off till Friday next.

Molineux's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Execution Articles of Agreement, entered into before, and in Consideration of, the Marriage of Crispe Molineux Esquire with Katherine Montgomerie his now Wife."

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 2d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Egremont.
Comes Temple.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Harwich.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Aynscombe, Leave for a Bill:

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

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

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Lillie Smith Aynscombe Esquire and Valentina his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled and limited to the like Uses; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

State of 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 of this House to His Majesty, of the 22d of February last.

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th Day of January 1756, and on the 11th Day of January 1757; 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 the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Hitchin, and other Roads, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, through the Town of Shefford and Carrington Cotton End, to a Lane opposite to a Farm-house called Saint Leonard's, leading into the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to the Town of Bedford, and also the Road from the Turning out of the aforesaid Road into Henlow Field to Gerford Bridge; and also the Road from the Town of Henlow, over Henlow Bridge, to Arlesey in the County of Bedford," 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."

Loughborough Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

River Blyth, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Blyth navigable, from Halesworth Bridge, in the County of Suffolk, into the Haven of Southwold," 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."

Wingerworth Common, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Pastures and Common Grounds, in the Manor and Parish of Wingerworth, and in the Hamlet of Tupton in the Parish of North Wingfield, respectively, in the County of Derby."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Piddington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Common Grounds, and Commonable Lands, within the Township of Piddington, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

D. of Richmond's Bill:

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for varying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty on Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles late Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure on his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce," stands committed, may meet upon an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committes shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case; and that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, To-morrow.

E. Euston's Bill:

The Order of the Day was also read, for taking into Consideration the like Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the said Standing Order, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions, issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her, upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston."

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in this Case; and that the Committee may meet, to consider the said Bill, To-morrow.

Fysher's Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Title of William Welby Esquire to certain Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Lincoln, purchased of Francis Fysher Esquire; and for vesting and settling other Estates of the said Francis Fysher, in the said County, upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Chichester against E. of Donnegall.

The House being informed, "That Walter Sweetman attended, in order to deliver in Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings, relating to a Cause depending in this House, wherein Ann Chichester Widow is Appellant, and Arthur Earl of Donegall is Respondent:"

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 was directed to withdraw.

Militia Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on the Second Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter; and the Lords to be summoned.

Newcastle to Belford, Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the High Road leading from the North End of The Cow Cawsey, near the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to the Town of Belford, and from thence to Buckton Burn, in the County of Northumberland; and for making the same more effectual."

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

D. Richmond.
D. Leeds.
D. Newcastle.
D. Dorset.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Egremont.
E. Fauconberg.
L. B. Rochester.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Litch. & Cov.
L. B. Bangor.
L. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Clifton.
L. (fn. 2) Cathcart.
L. Bathurst.
L. Ducie.
L. Edgecumbe.
L. Bruce.

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Archer.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Harwich.

PRAYERS.

E. of Euston's Bill.

The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October, in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her upon her Intermarriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston," 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."

D. of Richmond's Bill,

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for verying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty of Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles late Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure of his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce," 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."

E. of Coventry's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of George William Earl of Coventry, in the County of Cambridge, in Trustees, to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, lying nearer to his Estate in the Counties of Worcester, Gloucester, and Warwick, to be settled to the Uses 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.

Ld. Arundell's Bill.

The Earl of Litchfield reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour and Thomas Arundell his Brother, both Infants, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of their several Estates, during their respective Minorities," 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.

Fysher's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Title of William Welby Esquire to certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Lincoln, purchased of Francis Fysher Esquire; and for vesting and settling other Estates of the said Francis Fysher, in the said County, upon the Trusts, and for the Purposes, therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

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

River Blyth, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the River Blyth navigable, from Halesworth Bridge, in the County of Suffolk, into the Haven of Southwold."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Loughborough Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Burleigh Bridge in the Town of Loughborough, to Ashby de la Zouch in the County of Leicester."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hitchin, and other Roads, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Town of Hitchin in the County of Hertford, through the Town of Shefford and Carrington Cotton End, to a Lane opposite to a Farmhouse called Saint Leonard's, leading into the Turnpike Road from Saint Alban's to the Town of Bedford, and also the Road from the Turning out of the aforesaid Road into Henlow Field to Gerford Bridge, and also the Road from the Town of Henlow, over Henlow Bridge, to Arlesey in the County of Bedford."

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 Three preceding Bill.

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the same Messengers:

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

Ld. and Ly. Gray against Crie & al. Magistrates of Peith.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Margaret Blair of Kinfauns, Lady Gray and John Lord Gray her Husband, for his Interest; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 16th of June 1748; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 10th of January 1750, adhering thereto; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; and that this House would give the Appellants such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships in their great Wisdom and Justice should seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of James Crie Provost, Robert Robertson Dean of Guild, John Robertson of Tullibelton, William Stewart, William Gray, and James Mathew, Baillies, and Patrick Couper Treasurer of the Borough of Perth, for themselves, and as representing the Town Council and Community of the said Borough, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Declared, That the Appellants are entitled to an alternate Right of Fishing upon that Part of the River in Question: And it is therefore Ordered, That their Defence be sustained; and that they be assoilzied.

Adjourns.

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

DIE Jovis, 31o Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Granville, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Devon.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Home.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Orford.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Buckingham.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Temple.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Fauconberg.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Bolingbroke.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Hyde.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Talbot.
Ds. Edgecumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Fortescue.
Ds. Anson.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Mansfield.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

D. of Richmond's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for varying and postponing certain Limitations in a Grant made by King Charles the Second, of a Duty on Coals shipped in the River Tyne, to Charles late Duke of Richmond and Lenox; and for enabling the present Duke of Richmond, Lenox, and Aubigny, to make a Jointure, on his intended Marriage with Lady Mary Bruce."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. of Euston's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling a certain Yearly Sum upon the Right Honourable Ann Fitzroy, commonly called Countess of Euston, Wife of the Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston, out of certain Yearly Pensions issuing out of the Hereditary Revenue of the Excise, and comprized in certain Letters Patent, bearing Date the Two and Twentieth Day of October in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, in Part of the Jointure agreed to be secured to her, upon her Inter-marriage with the said Right Honourable Augustus Fitzroy Esquire, commonly called Earl of Euston."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

E. of Coventry's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estate of George William Earl of Coventry, in the County of Cambridge, in Trustees, in Trust to sell the same; and to lay out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, lying nearer to his Estate in the Counties of Worcester, Gloucester, and Warwick, to be settled to the Uses therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

L. Arondell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour and Thomas Arundell his Brother, both Infants, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of their several Estates, during their respective Minorities."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Aynscombe's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Lillie Smith Aynscombe Esquire and Valentina his Wife in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Freehold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to be settled and limited to the like Uses; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."

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

D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Devon.
D. Portland.
E. Warwick.
E. Peterborow.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Litchfield.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
Ld. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cathcart.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the 3d Day after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Taylor against Atkins & al.: Writ of Error.

The Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, delivered in, at the Table, the Transcript of the Record in a Writ of Error, wherein Cyprian Taylor, on the Demise of John Atkyns Esquire, is Plaintiff, and Robert Atkyns Esquire and others are Defendants.

Recruiting Act, Mistake in, to rectify, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Recruiting of His Majesty's Land Forces and Marines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bridge over the River Ribble, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridge over the River Ribble, between the Townships of Preston and Penwortham, near a Place called The Fish-house, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were severally read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Bishopthorpe Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and rendering effectual certain Articles of Agreement, for the dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadow Grounds, and Common or Waste, in the Township of Bishopthorpe, in the County of the City of York; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Countess Ferrers' Petition, for a Bill for a Separation, rejected.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Petition of Mary Countess Ferrers, Wife of the Right Honourable Lawrence Earl Ferrers, which was presented on Friday last; praying, for the Reasons therein mentioned, "That their Lordships would give Leave that a Bill may be brought in, for a Separation from the said Earl Ferrers, her Husband."

And it being moved, "That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, upon the said Motion.

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

1 Sic.
2 Bis in Originali.