DIE Mercurii, 2o Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
|Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
Dux Bedford, C. P. S.
Comes Talbot, Senescallus.
|Ds. St. John Blet.|
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Cheslyn against Cheslyn.
The Answer of Peter Courtney Cheslyn, One of the
Respondents to the Appeal of Richard Cheslyn and Edward Cheslyn, was brought in.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
The King present:
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned
with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended
by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their
Robes); the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received
His Majesty's Commands, to let the House of Commons
know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him
immediately, in this House."
Who being come, with their Speaker;
He, after a Speech to His Majesty, delivered the
Money Bills to the Clerk, who brought them to the
Table; where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read
the Titles of those and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:
"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain
Sum of Money, out of the Sinking Fund; and for
applying certain Monies remaining in the Exchequer
for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Sixty-two; and for settling and securing
a certain Annuity for the Use of the Right Honourable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of
Commons in the last Five Parliaments."
"2. An Act for enabling His Majesty to raise the
Sum of One Million, for the Uses and Purposes
therein mentioned; and for further appropriating the
Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and
for allowing Time for the Payment of the Stamp
Duties omitted to be paid upon Admissions into Corporations or Companies, and Appointments to Offices
therein; and for the Relief of William Earle, in respect of a Quantity of White Salt lost by the Wreck
of a Ship near the Harbour of Dublin."
"3. An Act for better securing the Payment of the
Sums of Money directed, by an Act made in the
Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty
King George the Second, to be applied in Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Judges in the
Court of King's Bench, the Judges in the Court of
Common Pleas, the Barons of the Coif in the Court
of Exchequer at Westminster, and the Justices of
Chester, and the Great Sessions for the Counties in
Wales, for the Time being."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,
severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words;
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"4. An Act for applying the Money granted in this
Session of Parliament, towards defraying the Charge
of the Pay of the Militia of that Part of Great
Britain called England when unembodied, and of the
Cloathing of that Part of the said Militia now unembodied, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth
Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and
"5. An Act for vesting certain Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, upon the Sea Coasts, in the
Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Southampton, on which
Forts and Batteries have been erected for the Defence
of the said Coasts, in Trustees, for certain Uses;
and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"6. An Act for importing Salt from Europe into
the Colony of Nova Scotia in America."
"7. An Act for making perpetual an Act for the
better Regulation and Government of Seamen in the
Merchants Service; and for extending the Provisions thereof to His Majesty's Colonies in America."
"8. An Act for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as have served, or shall serve, for the Time
therein mentioned, as Officers, or Soldiers, in His
Majesty's Royal American Regiment, or as Engineers
"9. An Act to amend so much of an Act, made
in the First Year of the Reign of King James the
First, intituled, "An Act for the better Execution
of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made
against shooting in Guns; and for the Preservation of
the Game of Pheasants and Partridges; and against
the destroying of Hares with Hare-Pipes, and tracing
Hares in the Snow," as relates to the Preservation of
House Doves and Pigeons, by making the Manner of
convicting such Person or Persons as shall offend
therein more easy and expeditious."
"10. An Act to prevent the committing of Thefts
and Frauds by Persons navigating Bum Boats and
other Boats upon the River Thames."
"11. An Act for the keeping regular, uniform, and
annual Registers of all Parish Poor Infants, under a
certain Age within the Bills of Mortality."
"12. An Act for allowing further Time for Enrolments of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and
for Relief of Protestant Purchasers."
"13. An Act to indemnify such as have omitted to
qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and
to indemnify Justices of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenants, and Officers of the Militia, or others, who
have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for
giving further Time for those Purposes; and for the
making and filing of Affidavits of Articles of
"14. An Act for enabling the Judges of the Court
of Session in Scotland to make an Adjournment of the
said Court for such Time, betwixt the Twentieth Day
of December and the Fifteenth Day of January, Yearly,
as they shall judge most convenient, not exceeding
"15. An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting,
the Squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and
Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in
the Fields, Saint George the Martyr, Saint George
Bloomsbury, that Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew
Holbourn which lies in the County of Middlesex, the
several Liberties of The Rolls and Savoy, and that Part
of the Dutchy of Lancaster which lies in the County
of Middlesex; and for preventing Annoyances therein;
and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
"16. An Act for draining and preserving certain
low Lands called The Fens, lying on both Sides of
the River Witham in the County of Lincoln; and for
restoring and maintaining the Navigation of the said
River, from the High Bridge in the County of
Lincoln, through the Borough of Boston, to the Sea."
"17. An Act for enlarging and improving the North
East Avenue of London Bridge."
"18. An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery
of Small Debts, within the Town and County of the
Town of Kingston upon Hull."
"19. An Act to empower the Commissioners and
Trustees (named and appointed by and in Pursuance
of an Act of Parliament, made in the Tenth Year of
the Reign of His late Majesty King George the First,
for making more effectual an Act made in the Ninth
Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for
completing the Repairs of the Harbour of Dover in
the County of Kent; and for restoring the Harbour
of Rye in the County of Sussex to its ancient Goodness," so far as the same relates to the Harbour of
Rye) to let the Sea and Tides into a new Cut, or
Channel, made in Pursuance of the said Act of the
Tenth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, as far as
a Wall called Winchilsea Wall."
"20. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers
granted by an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of
the Reign of His late Majesty, for continuing several
Acts relating to the Harbour of Liverpool; and for
enlarging the said Harbour, by making an additional
Dock, and building a Pier in the Open Harbour
there; and for enlightening the said Dock, and for
making another Dock, with proper Piers, in the said
Harbour; and for erecting Lighthouses and other
proper Lights in or near the Port of Liverpool."
"21. An Act for enlarging the Terms and Powers of
several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Harbour
of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland, and to
the Roads leading to the said Harbour and Town of
Whitehaven; and for further enlarging the said Harbour; and for lighting the said Town, and supplying
the same with Water, and for regulating the Carmen there; and for repealing so much of an Act of
the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late
Majesty, as relates to the Road from Calder Bridge to
Egremont, and directing how the said Road shall be
repaired; and for repairing several other Roads therein mentioned, in the said County."
"22. An Act to amend and render more effectual
several Acts made for cleansing and enlightening the
Streets of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and for
preventing Annoyances therein."
"23. An Act for continuing the Term and Powers
of an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign
of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing
the Road from Doncaster, through the Parish of
Peniston, in the County of York, to Salter's Brook in
the County of Chester; and also the Road from
Rotherham in the said County of York, to Hartcliffe
Hill in the said Parish of Peniston; and for making
the said Act more effectual," so far as the same relates
to the said Road between Doncaster and Salter's
"24. An Act for repairing and widening the Road
from Flimwell Vent in the County of Sussex, through
Highgate in the County of Kent, and the Parishes of
Sandhurst, Newenden, and Northiam, to Rye in the
said County of Sussex; and from Highgate aforesaid
to Cooper's Corner in the said County of Sussex, and
to Tubb's Lake in the said County of Kent."
"25. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads
from a certain Bridge called James Deeping Stone
Bridge, to Peter's Gate in Stamford in the County of
Lincoln, and from thence to the South End of the
Town of Morcot in the County of Rutland."
"26. An Act to amend and render more effectual an
Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign
of His late Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending
and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from Meadbrook, which divides the Parishes of Pucklechurch and
Mangotsfield in the County of Gloucester, to Christian
Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts; and also from
Pucklechurch aforesaid to certain Coal Mines in the
"27. An Act for repairing and widening the High
Road leading from the North End of Ballingdon
Bridge in Sudbury in the County of Suffolk, to the
South Gate in Bury Saint Edmunds in the said
"28. An Act for amending and widening the Road
leading to the High Post Road near the Town of
Faversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to
the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent,
and from Bacon's Water to a certain Lane called Holy
Lane in Wincheap near the City of Canterbury."
"29. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers, and
also to render more effectual, an Act for amending,
widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads
from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery,
to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the
Road from Knockin in the County of Salop, to Llanrhaiader in Mochnant in the County of Denbigh; and
to repair and widen several other Roads therein mentioned."
"30. An Act for amending and widening the Road
from the Market House in Stourbridge, to Colly Gate
in Cradley, and from Pedmore to Holly Hall, and from
Colley Gate to Halesowen, and from the Turnpike
Road on Dudley Wood to Rednal Green in the Parish
of King's Norton, and from Carter's Lane to The Bell
Inn at Northfield, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, and Salop."
"31. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping
in Repair, several Roads, leading from Cleobury Mortimer, The Cross Houses, Glazeley, and the Turnpike
Gate on Abberley Hill, in the Counties of Salop and
"32. An Act for explaining and amending so much
of Two Acts of the Twenty-seventh and Twentyninth Years of His late Majesty, for repairing several
Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Leicester
and Warwick, as relates to the Road between Hinckley
"33. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping
in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, lying
in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, and in the
County of the City of Coventry."
"34. An Act for widening, repairing, and amending,
the Road from Hesket by Yewes Bridge to Cockermouth, and from thence by Lorton, over Whinlatter,
to Keswick in the County of Cumberland, and from
Keswick by Dummail Rays and Ambleside to Kirby in
Kendall in the County of Westmorland, and from
Plumbgarth's Cross near Kirby in Kendall aforesaid to
the Lake called Windermere in the County of Westmorland, and from Keswick aforesaid to the Town of
Penrith in the County of Cumberland."
"35. An Act to continue and render more effectual
an Act, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of
His late Majesty, 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; and for repairing and widening the Road branching out of the said Road at Coleorton Church over Coleorton Moor, and through Worthington and Sutton Bonington, to Rempston in the
Counties of Leicester and Nottingham."
"36. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads
from Kirby Steven High Lane Head in the County of
Westmorland, through Sedbergh, to Greeta Bridge in
the County Palatine of Lancaster, and from Bracken
Bar Gate near Askrigg in the County of York, through
Sedbergh, to Kirby Kendal; and also the Road from
The Four Lane Ends in Marthwaite, to the Turnpike
Road on Grayrigg House, leading from Appleby to
Kirkby Kendal in the said County of Westmorland."
"37. An Act for repairing and widening the Roads
from Cosham in the County of Southampton, to the
City of Chichester."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,
severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words,
"Le Roy le veult."
"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open
and Common Fields in the Manor of Shenley Brookend, in the Parish of Shenley, in the County of
"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the several
Open and Common Fields, Madows, and Commons,
within the Lordship or Liberty of Quorndon, in the
County of Leicester."
"40. An Act for dividing and enclosing several
Common Fields, Commons, Common Heaths, and
Waste Grounds, in the Parish of Portesham, in the
County of Dorset."
"41. An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain
Moor, or Common, within the Manor of Evenwood,
and Chapelry of Saint Helen's Auckland, and County
"42. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing,
the Open Fields, Pastures, and Pieces or Parcels of
Meadow and Pasture Ground, in the Lordship of
Sproatley in Holderness, in the County of York."
"43. An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement
for enclosing Common Fields, Commons, Pastures,
and Waste Grounds, in the Townships or Hamlets
of Dringhoe, Upton, and Brough, in the Parish of
Skipsea in Holderness, in the East Riding of the
County of York."
"44. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open
and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common
Meadows, Common Grounds, and Waste Grounds,
of and in the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Towcester, with the Hamlets of Wood Burcott, and Caldecote, in the County of Northampton."
"45. An Act for enclosing and dividing the Common
Fields, Moors, and Common Grounds, in the Township of Rotherham, in the County of York."
"46. An Act for enclosing and dividing several Open
Fields and Commonable Lands within the Manor and
Parish of Wintringham, in the County of Lincoln."
"47. An Act for repealing Part, and explaining
and amending other Parts, of an Act, made in the
Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for
vesting Part of the Estates entailed by the Will of
the most Noble Charles Noel Duke of Beaufort, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing
other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses; and for
empowering the Guardian and Trustees, named in the
said Will, to make Leases of the said Duke's Estates
in the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Hants, Devon,
Dorset, Glamorgan, and Brecon, during the Minority
of his Children."
"48. An Act for confirming a Partition of so many
of the Estates of Charles late Duke of Somerset, deceased, as were by him settled and devised to the
Use of Frances late Marchioness of Granby, and of
Charlotte Countess of Aylesford, his Two Daughters,
and their Issue, in strict Settlement, with several Remainders over; and for vesting and settling the entire
Premises to the several Uses therein mentioned; and
for the several other Purposes therein mentioned."
"49. An Act for rectifying a Mistake in the Name
of One of the Trustees in the Settlement made upon
the Marriage of the Right Honourable William Earl
of Harrington, with the Right Honourable Carolina
Countess of Harrington his Wife."
"50. An Act for explaining and amending the Marriage Settlement of Edward Lord Winterton in the
Kingdom of Ireland, by empowering him to sell Part
of the Estates, in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and
Norfolk, therein comprised; and for laying out the
Monies arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other
Estates, of equal or greater Value, to be settled to
the Uses of the said Marriage Settlement; and for
other Purposes therein mentioned."
"51. An Act to enable Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew
Baronet to grant a Lease or Leases of Part of his
settled Estate, for the Improvement thereof, pursuant
to a Contract by him entered into for that Purpose."
"52. An Act for vesting the Capital Messuage, with
the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at
Southgate in the Parish of Edmonton, and at Frian
Barnett in the County of Middlesex, and at East
Barnett in the County of Hertford, late Part of the
Estate of James Colebrooke Esquire, deceased, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Sir George Colebrooke Baronet, in him and his Heirs; and for settling
other Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of
Surrey and Middlesex, of equal Value, to the same
Uses, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes in the
said Act mentioned."
"53. An Act for discharging certain Leasehold
Houses and Tenements, comprised in the Marriage
Settlement of Humfreys Ram Esquire, from the Trusts
of that Settlement; and for settling Freehold Houses,
of greater Value, in Lieu thereof."
"54. An Act for vesting a Tost or Scite of a Copyhold House in Richmond in the County of Surry,
lately pulled down, in Trustees, to be sold, leased, or
otherwise disposed of, for the Benefit of the Persons
claiming under the Will of Matthias Perkins Gentleman, deceased; and for empowering John Perkins
his Son, to make such Leases of his Estate at
Richmond and Tuddington as are therein mentioned."
"55. An Act for discharging divers Lands, Estates, and
Hereditaments, devised by the Will of Thomas Ruggles
Esquire, deceased, from the Uses and Trusts of the
said Will; and for settling other Lands and Tenements, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the like
"56. An Act for vesting the settled Estate late of
Ralph Jenison Esquire, deceased, at Great Walworth
in the County of Durham, in Trustees, in Trust, to
be conveyed to John Dixon Gentleman and his Heirs,
pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Orders of the
Court of Chancery at Durham."
"57. An Act to enable Joseph Fell Esquire to make
a Lease of a Farm and Lands in Walthamstowe, in the
County of Essex, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years."
"58. An Act to enable John Holden Gentleman, and
Thomas Holden his Son, an Infant, and their Trustees,
to raise the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon
certain Estates in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, or
on a sufficient Part thereof, to be applied for the
Purposes therein mentioned."
"59. An Act for vesting Two Acres of Land in
Walton upon Thames in Trustees, to be sold and
conveyed to the Executors of Samuel Dicker Esquire,
for the Benefit of Mary Delver, an Infant."
"60. An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Igborough, in the County of
Norfolk, Part of the settled Estate late of Henry Ord
Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to convey the same
to James Nelthorpe Esquire and his Heirs; and to
lay out the Money to be paid for the same in the
Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be
settled to the Uses therein mentioned."
"61. An Act for vesting certain Estates in the Parish
of Saint Botolph Billingsgate, London, late the Estate
of William Clapham Gentleman, in Trustees, for the
Uses and Purposes therein mentioned."
"62. An Act for Sale of Part of the settled Estate
of Thomas Carew of Crowcombe in the County of
Somerset Esquire; and for settling other Lands and
Hereditaments, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to
the same Uses."
"63. An Act for vesting the settled Estate of John
Weller Esquire, deceased, lying in the Counties of
Kent and Chester, in Trustees, to be sold, to pay off
Encumbrances affecting the same; and to lay out the
Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale (if any)
in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the
Uses of the Will of the said John Weller."
"64. An Act to enable William Richards and Edward Richards, Infants, and their Heirs, to take and
use the Surname and bear the Arms of Powell, pursuant to the Will of Roger Powell Esquire, deceased."
"65. An Act to enable Charles Smith, an Infant,
lately called Charles Loraine, and his Heirs, to take
and use the Surname of Smith, pursuant to the Will
of Richard Smith Esquire, deceased."
"66. An Act for naturalizing Luke Wettstein, Peter
Texier Junior, and Daniel Goy."
"67. An Act for naturalizing John Doerner."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,
severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to speak as follows:
His Majesty's Speech.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"The Publick Business for which you were assembled being now happily concluded, the advanced
Season of the Year calls upon Me to put an End to
this Session of Parliament; which I cannot do without
expressing the highest Approbation of the Zeal, Unanimity, and Dispatch, which have so signally appeared
in the Course of your Proceedings.
"At the Opening of this Session, I informed you,
that it had been My earnest Wish to restore the
Blessings of Peace to My People; but that it was
My fixed Resolution, with your Concurrence and Support, to carry on the War in the most effectual
Manner, till that desireable Object could be obtained
upon equitable and honourable Conditions. My Sentiments in both these respects continue invariably
the same; and I have the Satisfaction to find them
confirmed by the unanimous Voice of My Parliament.
"The Declaration which Motives of Humanity have
engaged the Emperor of Russia to make to all the
Courts in that Alliance, and the great and happy
Change in the Situation of My Ally the King of
Prussia give us just Reason to hope, that the other
Belligerant Powers may be induced to entertain the
same pacifick Dispositions. On the other Hand, our
Rupture with Spain, notwithstanding My utmost Endeavours to prevent it, and the violent and unprovoked Attack with which the Dominions of My
ancient Ally the King of Portugal are threatened,
sufficiently evince the Wisdom and Necessity of that
Firmness and Resolution in My Parliament, which
have enabled Me to continue Our Military Operations
without the least Interruption or Delay, and considerably to augment My Fleets and Armies in those
Parts in which our Enemies can be most sensibly
distressed. The signal Success of My Arms in the
Conquest of Martinico, and the Acquisition of many
other valuable Settlements in The West Indies, have,
under the Blessing of God, been the happy Consequences of these Measures. I trust in the Divine
Providence, that they will be attended with still
further Advantages, until the Powers at War with
Us shall be disposed to such Terms of Accommodation,
as the Dignity and just Rights of My Crown, and the
future Security and Commercial Interests of My Subjects, will permit Me to accept.
"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
"When I consider the ample Supplies which you
have granted, I cannot but lament the heavy Burdens
which the Necessities of the Publick Service have
obliged you to impose upon My People. From this
Consideration, I have endeavoured, in every Instance,
to restrain My Demands within as narrow Bounds as
the Difficulties in which I found Myself involved
would allow. From the same Motive, My utmost
Care shall be employed to exert the most exact
Œconomy, consistent with the Safety of My Kingdoms, and the good Faith and Honour of My
"I return you My particular Thanks, for the Proof
which you have given of your Regard to Me and
to My Family, in the ample Provision you have
made for the Queen; whose Virtues and Affection to
this Country will, I am confident, be found to deserve it.
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"I have the fullest Persuasion, that you will continue to dissuse in your several Counties that Spirit
of Concord which you have yourselves so steadily
exerted in Parliament: And you may be assured, that
I will, on My Part, return your Zeal and Affection
for My Person and Government, by a constant Attention to whatever may contribute to the Ease of
My Subjects; and that it is My ardent Wish, to
found the Glories of My Reign on the Union of
My People, and on the Welfare and Prosperity of
these My Kingdoms."
Then the Lord Chancellor, having received Directions
from His Majesty, said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that
this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the 15th
Day of July next, to be then here held: And this
Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the
15th Day of July next."