House of Lords Journal Volume 30
February 1761, 21-28

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 30: February 1761, 21-28', Journal of the House of Lords volume 30: 1760-1764 (1767-1830), pp. 67-74. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114498 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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February 1761, 21-28

DIE Lunæ, 23o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Comes Temple, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Ilchester.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Tracey to sell Dodwell's Estate, Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the City of London, and in the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, Buckingham, and Somerset, devised by the Will of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, and purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, in or near the County of Gloucester, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Will," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Langton Herring Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying in the Parish, and within the Precincts of the Manor, of Langton Herring, in the County of Dorset."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Eydon Enclosure, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Grange Lands, and Waste Grounds, of and in the Manor and Parish of Eydon, in the County of Northampton."

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. Bennett and Mr. Holford:

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

Newington Butts Rector of, to grant Leases, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary Newington Butts, in the County of Surrey, and his Successors, to grant a Lease or Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Somerset.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Halifax.
E. Guilford.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
Ld. Bp. Lincoln.
Ld. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Worcester.
Ld. Willoughby Par.
Ld. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

Croydon Church, to repair, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Parish Church of Croydon, in the County of Surrey."

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

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

Exhall Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Pastures, Meadows, and other Grounds, within the Parish of Exhall, in the County of the City of Coventry."

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.

Courts Martial in The East Indies, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions, relating to the Holding of Courts Martial, and to the Punishment of Offences committed, in The East Indies, contained in the Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of St. Helena," to the said Company's Settlement of Fort Marlborough, and to such other principal Settlements wherein the said Company may be hereafter empowered to hold Courts of Judicature."

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

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, To-morrow.

Wappenham Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Wappenham, in the County of Northampton, exclusive of the Hamlet of Astwell and Faulcut in the said Parish."

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

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Wardington Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds, within Wardington, Williamscott otherwise Willscott, and Coton otherwise Cotes, 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 Wednesday Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Moresby Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common, within the Manor and Parish of Morresby, in the County of Cumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Willis's Bill: Standing Order dispensed with.

The Order of the Day was read, for taking into Consideration the Motion, made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order 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 selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire on the Marriage of his Son; and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses," stands committed, may 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 Order.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

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

State of the Navy Debt.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Brett, One of the Commissioners of the Navy, attended:"

He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the 16th Instant.

"An Estimate of the Debt of His Majesty's Navy, on the 31st of December 1760."

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table.

Clarke and Bouverie's Bill: Motion to dispense with Standing Order.

The House was 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 selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills, respectively," stands committed, may proceed thereupon, notwithstanding there is no Agreement yet actually made for the Purchase of another Estate, to be settled in Lieu of that to be sold, as required by the said Order."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 24o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvieen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
March. Lothian.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Harrington.
Comes Cornwallis.
Viscount Say & Sele.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Lyttelton.

PRAYERS.

Monks Kirby Enclosure, Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, in the Hamlet of Pailton, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick," 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."

Newington Butts, Rector of, to grant Leases, Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary, Newington Butts, in the County of Surrey, and his Successors, to grant a Lease or Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory," 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."

Copy of a separate Article of Hessian Treaty, delivered.

The Earl of Holdernesse (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,

"Copy of the Separate Article belonging to the Convention between His late Majesty and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell, concluded and signed at London, April 1st, 1760; and Translation."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Copy and Translation do lie on the Table.

Dillon's Estate, Bill; His Majesty'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 divesting out of the Crown the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Martin Dillon Esquire; and for vesting the same in Carleton Whitelocke of the City of Dublin Esquire, and his Heirs, in Trust for Henry Mitchell of the said City of Dublin Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns;" was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to the High Street opposite The Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley to Birmingham, and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester, and Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Tracey to sell Dodwell's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the City of London, and in the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, Buckingham, and Somerset, devised by the Will of Sir William Dodwell Knight, deceased, and purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in purchasing other Lands and Hereditaments, in or near the County of Gloucester, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Will."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennett and Mr. Bonner:

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

Dillon's Estate to vest, the Remainder in Fee of in Mitchel's Trustee, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting out of the Crown the Remainder in Fee of several Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Martin Dillon Esquire; and for vesting the same in Carleton Whitelocke of the City of Dublin Esquire, and his Heirs, in Trust, for Henry Mitchel of the said City of Dublin Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns."

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

D. Argyll.
M. Lothian.
E. Denbigh.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Findlater.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Cornwallis.
Vis. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Sandys.
L. Lyttelton.

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.

Morresby Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing an Open Common, within the Manor and Parish of Morresby, in the County of Cumberland."

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.

Courts Martial in The East Indies, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions relating to the holding of Courts Martial, and to the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, contained in the Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of Saint Helena," to the said Company's Settlement of Fort Marlborough, and to such other principal Settlements wherein the said Company may be hereafter empowered to hold Courts of Judicature."

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."

Clarke's and Bouverie'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 felling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills respectively," stands committed, may proceed on the said Bill; notwithstanding there is not an Agreement yet actually 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 25o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Moray.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Feversham.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Ward takes the Oaths.

John Lord Ward took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Clarke's and Bouverie's Bill.

The Lord Foley reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills respectively," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Willis's Bill.

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire on the Marriage of his Son, and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses," 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.

Morgan & al. against E. of Winchilsea & al.

The House being informed, "That the Parties in the Cause wherein Thomas Morgan Esquire and others are Appellants, and the Earl of Winchilsea and others Respondents, which stands appointed to be heard this Day, were come to an Agreement, which they desire some Time to perfect and reduce into Form:"

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till Wednesday next; and that One Counsel of a Side do then attend; and that the Order for the Attendance of the Judges at the said Hearing be discharged.

Monks Kirby Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields in the Hamlet of Pailton, in the Parish of Monks Kirby, in the County of Warwick."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Courts Martial in The East Indies, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to extend the Provisions relating to the holding of Courts Martial, and to the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, contained in the Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies, and for the Punishment of Offences committed in The East Indies, or at the Island of Saint Helena," to the said Company's Settlement of Fort Marlborough, and to such other principal Settlements wherein the said Company may be hereafter empowered to hold Courts of Judicature."

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. Bennett and Mr. Browning:

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

Norham Moor Enclosure, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Blackett and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lemon's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the acting Trustees and Executors of William Lemon Esquire, deceased, to make Leases for Lives, or Years determinable on Deaths, of the Estates in the County of Cornwall, devised by his Will, or purchased in Pursuance thereof, respectively, during the Minority of his Grandsons and Nephews entitled to the same for the Time being; and for enabling the said Grandsons and Nephews when of Age, and the said Trustees during their Infancy, respectively, to make and grant Setts and Leases of Mines, according to the Custom of the Country;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

East Lulworth Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement, for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the adjoining Manors of East Lulworth and Combe Keynes, in the County of Dorset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fringford Enclosure, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

Newington Butts Rector of, to grant Leases, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Rector of the Parish and Parish Church of Saint Mary Newington Butts, in the County of Surrey, and his Successors, to grant a Lease or Leases of certain Glebe Lands belonging to the said Rectory."

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 26o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
March. Lothian.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Willis's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling a Messuage and Lands in Whaddon, in the County of Bucks, settled by the late Brown Willis Esquire on the Marriage of his Son; and for purchasing another Estate, in Lieu thereof, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Clarke and Bouverie's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling divers Lands and Hereditaments, in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, and Northamptonshire, devised by the Wills of Bartholomew Clarke and Hitch Younge Esquires; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled, in Lieu thereof, to the Uses of the said Wills, respectively."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennett and Mr. Davall:

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

Norham Moor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Grounds called Norham Infields, and the Common or Waste called Norham Moor, within the Township of Norham, in the County of Durham."

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

M. Lothian.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Loudoun.
E. Marchmont.
E. Fauconberg.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. St. Asaph.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Delamer.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.

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.

Wolverhampton Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from the Town of Stone to Wordsley Green Gate, and from the West End of Bilston Street in Wolverhampton to the High Street opposite The Old Bush in Dudley, and from a Place called Burnt Tree near Dudley to Birmingham, and from the Market Cross in Wolverhampton to Cannock, in the Counties of Stafford, Worcester, and Warwick."

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

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

East Lulworth Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing Articles of Agreement for dividing and enclosing several Commons, Common Heaths, and Waste Grounds, in the adjoining Manors of East Lulworth and Combe Keynes, in the County of Dorset."

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

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

Fringford Enclosure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields in the Parish of Fringford, otherwise Ferringford, 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 To-morrow Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

State of the National Debt delivered.

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

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the 5th Instant,

"A State of the National Debt, provided or unprovided for by Parliament, as it stood on the 11th Day of January 1760, and on the 11th Day of January 1761; 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 hath been applied.

And then he was directed to withdraw.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk.

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

Dalrymple & al. against Stewant & al.

Upon reading the Petition of David Dalrymple Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, which stands appointed for hearing on Monday next; alleging, "That, it being impossible for the Petitioner's Agent to instruct his Counsel in this Cause so early as the Day now appointed for the Hearing, he is under a Necessity of applying to their Lordships to put off the Hearing for a few Days, so as both Parties may be fully prepared;" and therefore praying, "That the said Hearing may be delayed for such short Time as their Lordships in their great Wisdom shall judge reasonable; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow Sevennight.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 27o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Lothian.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Powis.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Fauconberg.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Feversham.
Ds. Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

Williams'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 John Williams Esquire, in the County of Essex, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money to discharge Encumbrances; and laying out the Surplus in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses limited of his said settled Estate," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."

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

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

Coinage Duties to continue, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties for Encouragement of the Coinage of Money;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ansty Enclosure; Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields of Ansty, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

The said Two Bills were read the First Time.

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

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

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

E. Sandwich & al. Leave for a Bill, to qualify here for Offices in Ireland.

A Petition of John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, was preseuted, and read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable them "to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Offices."

and Mr. Rigby:

A Petition of Richard Rigby Esquire, was presented, and read; praying to be enabled to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and Clerk, Keeper, and Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify himself for the Enjoyment of the said Office.

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

Bill presented, and read.

Whereupon the Lord Sandys presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Earl of Sandwich, Welbore Ellis Esquire, and Robert Nugent Esquire, to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to enable Richard Rigby Esquire to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Keeper and Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, and Clerk, Keeper, or Master, of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the said Court; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said respective Offices."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Fraser against His Majesty's Advocate, et è contra.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain James Fraser, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, wherein His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland is Respondent, et è contra, which stands appointed to be heard on Monday the Ninth Day of March next; praying, "In regard the Petitioner's constant Attendance upon his Duty, as an Officer in the Allied Army in Germany, has, among other Things, rendered it difficult for him to prepare for the said Hearing by the Time appointed; that their Lordships would be pleased to put off the said Hearing till the next Session of Parliament; the Respondent's Agent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

E. March's and Sir T. Kennedy's Claim of Peerage.

Upon reading the Petition of William Earl of Ruglen and March; setting forth, "That the Hearing upon the Petitions of the said Earl and Sir Thomas Kennedy of Colzean Baronet, severally claiming the Titles and Dignity of Earl of Cassillis and Lord Kennedy, before the Lords Committees for Privileges, being appointed for Wednesday, the Petitioner, whose Documents were only transmitted from Scotland last Week, cannot be so early prepared;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to put off the said Hearing till Monday the 9th Day of March next:"

It is Ordered, That the Meeting of the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider of the said Petitions, be put off from Wednesday next to Monday the 9th Day of March next, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland.

Count Leslie against Grant and Orme:

After hearing Counsel, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Charles Cajetan Count Leslie, and Anthony Leslie of Balquhain; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th and 31st Days of July, and 9th of December, 1760; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended; or such other Relief given in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem just:" As also upon the Answer of Peter Grant and David Orme, his Tutor ad Litem, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

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.

Adjourn.

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