House of Lords Journal Volume 35
April 1777 21-30

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April 1777 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Comes Derby.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Northington.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Lady Cranston et Mar.against Scott et al.:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Sophia Lady Cranston, and Michael Lade Esquire, her Husband, for his Interest; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 5th of July and 14th of November 1775; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 22d of February and 10th of August 1776; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of George Lewis Scott and other Creditors, ranked upon the Estates of Crailing and Wauchope, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the said several Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and the same are hereby Reversed: And it is hereby declared, That the Deed of Renunciation executed by Lady Cranston is not binding upon her, and that she is not bound to implement the same: And it is hereby further ordered, That the Court of Session in Scotland do give all proper and necessary Directions for carrying this Judgement into Execution.

Lawson against Lawson et al. Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Friday next, upon the Hearing of the Cause wherein Winifred Lawson Widow, is Appellant, and John Lawson and others, are Respondents.

Baldwyn's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled,"An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other Uses," stands committed, be revived, and meet on Thursday next.

Combe's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth, devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Trattle's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Isle of Wight, the Settled Estate of Elizabeth Trattle of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, Widow; and also a certain Messuage, and Lands and Hereditaments, of the Warden and Scholars, Clerks, of Saint Mary College of Winchester, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey Part of the said Settled Estate, and also the said Estate of the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to Sir Richard Worsley Baronet, and other Part of the said Settled Estates to the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks; and to apply Part of the Money arising from such Sale, in paying off an Incumbrance affecting Part of the said Settled Estate, and for laying out the Residue of the said Money, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses; and to enable the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to take a Conveyance of that Part of the said Settled Estates, intended to be conveyed to them," 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 One Amendment thereto;" which Amendment, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

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

Barnes's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates, late of Ann Phillips Spinster, now the Wife of Henry Barnes Gentleman, comprized in their Marriage Settlement, situate in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying the Purchase Money for the Purposes in the Act mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Trattle's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Isle of Wight, the Settled Estate of Elizabeth Trattle of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan, Widow; and also a certain Messuage, and Lands and Hereditaments, of the Warden and Scholars, Clerks, of Saint Mary College, of Winchester, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, in Trustees, in Trust, to sell and convey Part of the said Settled Estate, and also the said Estate of the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to Sir Richard Worsley Baronet, and other Part of the said Settled Estates, to the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks; and to apply Part of the Money arising from such Sale, in paying off an Incumbrance affecting Part of the said settled Estate; and for laying out the Residue of the said Money, in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses; and to enable the said Warden and Scholars, Clerks, to take a Conveyance of that Part of the said Settled Estates intended to be conveyed to them."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Combe's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold Estates, in the Counties of Hereford and Monmouth, devised by the Will of Thomas Chamberlayne Esquire, deceased, in Richard Combe Esquire, in Fee-Simple; and for settling other Estates of the said Richard Combe, in the County of Somerset, of greater Value, in lieu thereof."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Monmouth Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through, and from the Town of Monmouth."

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.

Weston under Wetheley Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Weston under Wetheley, 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."

Magdalen College Leases Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, in the County of Surrey."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tibshelf Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Tibshelf, in the County of Derby."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Stanton St. John Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Howtell Common Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Howtell Common alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Low Gatherley Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and The High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wendover, confirming Exchanges of Land, &c. in, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl Verney and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of, and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return Rugby Charity Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feossees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms-Houses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the 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.

Market Lavington Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wykeham and Caudwell Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, in the County of Leicester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shapwick Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground, called Shapwick Moor or Shapwick Turf Moor, in the Parish of Shapwick, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Common Fields, Cultivation of, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Sutton and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further advancing the Cultivation, Improvement, and Regulation of the Common Arable Fields, Common Meadows, and Commons of Pasture in this Kingdom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last-mentioned Bill be printed.

Felthorpe Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Astley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norfolk," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

E. Tyrconnel's Divorce Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Carpenter Esquire, Earl of Tyrconnel, in the Kingdom of Ireland, with the Right Honourable Lady Frances Manners, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Rugby Charity Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Feossees and Trustees of an Estate, in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff, for the founding and maintaining a School and Alms-Houses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same being read Three Times by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Dunlops et al. against Speirs et al. Cross Appeal.

Upon reading the Petition and Crofs Appeal of Thomas and William Dunlops, Robert Bogle and Thomas Scott, Merchants, in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of John Carlyle and Company, Merchants in Glasgow; complaining of certain Parts of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 4th of July and 9th of August 1776; and also of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 5th of December 1776; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Sym Merchants in Glasgow, Trustees for the Creditors of James Dunlop junior, late Merchant there, may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Speirs, Andrew Blackburn, and Andrew Sym, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the 19th Day of May next: And Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or on their known Counsel or Agents in the said Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wilkinson against Allott.

The House being moved "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Pinckney Wilkinson Esquire, is Appellant, and Bryan Allott Clerk, is Respondent."

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.

Speirs et a against Carl. et al. et e con. Petition for a Bye-Day.

A Petition of Alexander Speirs and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Carlyle and others are Respondents, et e contra, which stands appointed for Hearing, was presented and read; Setting forth, "That the Appellants are Trustees of the Estate of James Dunlop, Merchant in Glasgow, a Bankrupt; and when in the Course of paying a Dividend thereof among his Creditors, they were stopped by an Action brought in the Court of Session by the Respondents, claiming a Share of the Dividend; and their Title to such Share is the Subject of the present Appeal to their Lordships: That a large Sum of Money being locked up, till this Question be determined, it is the Interest of all concerned, that the Cause should be soon heard:" And therefore praying on Behalf of the numerous Creditors of Mr. Dunlop, "That their Lordships will be pleased to appoint this Cause to be heard on Thursday the 1st Day of May next, or on any other early Day, as their Lordships shall think proper."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on Thursday the 8th Day of May next.

Carlton Rode Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Enclosures, Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Carlton Rode, in the County of Norfolk."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Derby.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Doncaster.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Northington.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Digby.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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.

Asthall to Buckland Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road, leading from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Asthall, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road at or near Buckland, in the County of Berks."

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

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

Yealands Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses called Waitham Moss, and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

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

Welford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, of, and within, the Parish of Welford, in the County of Northampton."

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.

Prudhoe and Ovingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Tracts of Waste Grounds, Moors or Commons, within the Manor and Barony of Prudhoe, and Parish of Ovingham, in the County of Northumberland."

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.

Buckingham Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church within the Town and Parish of Buckingham."

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.

Wapping Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street; and for paving certain Streets intended to be built, and also certain other Streets and publick Passages and Places within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

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.

Condicote Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Condicote, in the County of Gloucester."

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

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

Halifax to Shesfield Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road, from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding."

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

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

Wreningham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Wreningham, in the County of Norfolk."

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

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

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

York Buildings Co. Estate Bill, Motion for shortening the Committee.

The House was moved, "That the Standing Order, 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 Bill, intituled, "An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors," stands committed, may meet on the said Bill, on an earlier Day than is appointed."

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.

PRAYERS.

Wapping Streets Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street; and for paving certain Streets intended to be built, and also certain other Streets and publick Passages and Places within the Parish of Saint George and Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Buckingham Church Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church within the Town and Parish of Buckingham," was committed.

Asthall to Buckland Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Asthall, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road at or near Buckland, in the County of Berks," was committed.

Brewton, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Street from the North or North East End of Coombe Street, along Patwell Street, in the said Town of Brewton, to the South or South East Side of Dymond's River," was committed.

Welford Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, of, and within the Parish of Welford, in the County of Northampton," 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."

Prudhoe and Ovingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Tracts of Waste Grounds, Moors or Commons, within the Manor and Barony of Prudhoe, and Parish of Ovingham, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Condicote Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable, Lands, in the Parish of Condicote, in the County of Gloucester," was committed.

Carlton Rode Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Enclosures, Common Fields, Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Carlton Rode, in the County of Norsolk," was committed.

Wreningham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Wreningham, in the County of Norsolk," was committed.

Yealands Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses, called Waitham Moss and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto."

Which Amendment was read by the Clerk, as follows; videlicet,

Pr. 9. L. 16. After ["Highways"], insert ["so that all such publick Highways shall be Forty Feet wide at the least within the Ditches"].

Which Amendment, being again read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

E. Tyrconnel's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of George Carpenter Esquire, Earl of Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland, with the Right Honourable Lady Frances Manners, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; 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 ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Weston under Wetheley Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Weston under Wetheley, in the County of Warwick."

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 ordered to be 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.

Low Gatherley Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and the High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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

E. Denbigh.
E. Doncaster.
E. Loudoun.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Marchmont.
E. Clarendon.
V. Montague.
V. Falmouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Godolphin.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hume.

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.

Market Lavington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts."

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

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

Wendover, confirming Exchanges of Lands, &c. in, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of, and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes.

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.

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned); That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Felthorpe Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norsolk."

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.

York Buildings Co. Estate Bill, Committee shortened.

The House (according to Order) proceeded to take into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday for dispensing with the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Time of the Meeting of Committees upon Private Bills, so far as that the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly:

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with in this Case; and that the Committee may meet to consider the said Bill on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 23o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Northington.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Co. against His Majesty's Advocate.

After hearing Counsel in Part, in the Cause, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, are Appellants, and His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty and the Publick, and the Creditors upon the Estate of Earl Marischall, are Respondents:

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

Buckingham Church Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Church within the Town and Parish of Buckingham."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Brewton, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads, leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Street from the North or North East End of Coombe Street, along Patwell Street, in the said Town of Brewton, to the South or South East Side of Dymond's River."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Condicote Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Condicote, in the County of Gloucester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Asthall to Buckland Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road, leading from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Asthall, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road at or near Buckland, in the County of Berks."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wreningham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Wreningham, in the County of Norsolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Carlton Rode Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Enclosures, Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Carlton Rode, in the County of Norsolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Prudhoe and Ovingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, and enclosing certain Tracts of Waste Grounds, Moors or Commons, within the Manor and Barony of Prudhoe, and Parish of Ovingham, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wapping Streets Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street; and for paving certain Streets intended to be built, and also certain other Streets and publick Passages, and Places, within the Parishes of Saint George, and Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Welford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, and Commonable Places, of, and within the Parish of Welford, in the County of Northampton."

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 Nine preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Stanton St. John Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford.

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

Ld. President.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Northington.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Vernon.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.
L. Rivers.

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.

McLeod et al. against Ross.

Upon reading the Petition of Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and Jean Ross, Respondents, in a Cause, depending in this House, to which Robert Bruce Æneas McLeod Esquire, and his Tutors, are Appellants; and also the Petition of Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and others, Respondents, in another Cause depending in this House, to which Captain John Ross, is Appellant; setting forth, "That these Two Causes stand upon their Lordships Paper of Causes for hearing, immediately following each other: That these Appeals, brought by the Two several Parties above named, against the Petitioners, have the same Merits, and stand upon the same Grounds and Arguments: That the Petitioners are anxious, (as well to save their Lordships Time, as their own Money, and Expence to all Parties), that these Causes should be heard together, and decided by their Lordships at the same Time; as One Case will serve for both;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That the Cause, wherein Captain John Ross of Balnagown, is Appellant, and the Petitioners are Respondents, may be heard at the same Time, with that in which Robert Bruce Æneas McLeod, is Appellant, and the Petitioners are Respondents; the Agent for the said Appellants having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto."

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, wherein Captain John Ross of Balnagown is Appellant, and Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and others, are Respondents, at the same Time with that in which Robert Bruce Æneas McLeod, is Appellant, and Munro Ross of Pitcalny, Esquire, and Jean Ross, are Respondents, as desired.

Shapwick Enclosure Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Burgum Esquire, and William Counsell, on Behalf of themselves and other Owners of, and Persons interested in, Lands and Estates, having Right of Common upon certain Waste Lands, called Heath Moor, within the County of Somerset, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons or Waste Grounds, by the Name of Shapwick Moor or Shapwick Turf Moor, described to be within the Parish of Shapwick, in the said County of Somerset;" which Bill, if passed into a Law, will, as the Petitioners conceive, be highly injurious to them and others Proprietors of Estates interested in the said Waste Lands, thereby intended to be enclosed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be heard by themselves or Counsel, against the Whole, or such Parts of the said Bill, as affect the Petitioners."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Jovis, 24o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Hillsboroug.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Co. against His Majesty's Advocate:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings, complaining of Part of an Order of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, of the 13th of January 1757; also of an Order of the said Court, of the 7th of February 1766; and also of another Order of the said Court, of the 21st of February 1767; also of certain Parts of Five several Orders of the said Court, of the 19th of July 1768; and likewise of Three several Orders of the said Court, of the 22d of November 1768; also of Two other Orders of the said Court, of the 25th of July and 28th of November 1769; as also of Five several other Orders of the said Court, of the 17th and 19th of February, the 18th of June, the 29th of July, and 4th of August 1774; and also of Part of another Order of the said Court of the 9th of December 1774; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered; or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, on Behalf of His Majesty and the Publick, and the Creditors upon the Estate of Earl Marischall, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Orders 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 several Orders therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Weddell's Bill.

The Lord Hume reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Weddell Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

White's Bill.

The Lord Hume also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual, a Partition between Taylor White Esquire, and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire, and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the Counties of Huntingdon, Leicester, Cambridge, Essex, and Kent; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses and upon the Trusts contained in their respective Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

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

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

Baldwyn's Bill.

The Lord Hume also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses, which are now subsisting, with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other 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.

Stanton St. John Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Great and Little Bourton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Field, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Liberties of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford," was committed.

Felthorpe Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norsolk," was committed.

Market Lavington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act, for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts," was committed.

Wendover, confirming Exchanges of Land, &c. in, Bill.

The Lord Hume made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of, and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes," was committed.

Halifax to Shesfield Road Bill.

The Lord Hume also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding," 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."

Stanton St. John Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Halifax to Sheffield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great and Little Bourton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Liberties of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Felthorpe Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Market Lavington Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wendover confirming Exchanges of Lands, &c. in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of, and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes."

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 Six preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

Yealands Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses, called Waitham Moss and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Howtell Common Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Howtell Common, alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland."

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

Ld. President.
E. Denbigh.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Hume.
L. Brownlow.

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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Northington.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Lawson against Lawson et al.

The Order of the Day being read, for hearing Counsel in the Cause wherein Winifred Lawson Widow, is Appellant, and John Lawson Esquire, and others, are Respondents; being an Appeal from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 7th of March 1772; and also from another Decree of the same Court, of the 18th of May 1776; and for the Judges to attend:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Ord was also heard for the Appellant.

Mr. Attorney General was heard for the Respondents.

Mr. Maddox was also heard for the Respondents.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

York Buildings Co. Estate Bill:

The Earl of Doncaster reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors," 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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors."

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. Leeds and Mr. Pepys:

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

White's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering valid and effectual a Partition between Taylor White Esquire and Sarah his Wife, and Thomas Fowke Esquire and Ann his Wife, of several Estates in the Counties of Huntingdon, Leicester, Cambridge, Essex, and Kent; and for vesting and settling the same to the Uses and upon the Trusts contained in their respective Marriage Settlements; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Baldwyn's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for repealing an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, " An Act for vesting the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, both Freehold and Leasehold, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Charles Baldwyn Esquire, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses which are now subsisting with regard to the said Freehold Settled Estate;" and for settling the said Manors, Lands, and Tenements, to new and other Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Weddell's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of William Weddell Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments to be settled in lieu thereof; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Willoughby Hedge, &c. Road Bill.

The Earl of Galloway reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby-Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton-houthorn, and from thence to Milborne Port, and from Willoughby-Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, 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."

Howtell Common Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Galloway also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor called Howtell Common, alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland," 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."

Willoughby Hedge, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby-Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton-houthorn, and from thence to Milborne Port, and from WilloughbyHedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross Gate on Cattle Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Howtell Common Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor called Howtell Common, alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

And Messages were, severally, 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.

Newington Lighting, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for lighting and watching the Turnpike Road leading from the Stone's End next Blackman Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, to the Bridge at Walworth, in the same Parish, and the several Roads, Ways, and Places therein described, communicating therewith."

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

E. Suffolk.
E. Denbigh.
E. Doncaster.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Rosebery.
E. Northington.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Mansfield.
V. Weymouth.
V. Falmouth.
V. Hampden.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Godolphin.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

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

Halton Moor Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Halton Moor, in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 28o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dalhousie.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

Lawson against Lawson et al.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Winifred Lawson Widow, is Appellant, and John Lawson Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

Counsel were accordingly called in.

Mr. Solicitor General was heard to reply.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Whereupon;

The following Order and Judgement was made:

After hearing Counsel, as well on Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Winifred Lawson Widow and Executrix of Hylton Lawson Esquire, deceased; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery of the 7th of March 1772; and also of another Decree of the said Court of the 18th of May 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and the Plaintiff's Bill dismissed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet:" As also upon the joint and several Answer of John Lawson Esquire, and Francis Stuart Esquire, and Mary his Wife, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Judgement.

It is Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellant is entitled to the Residue of the Personal Estate to her own Use: And it is hereby further ordered and adjudged, That the said Decrees of the 7th of March 1772, and 18th of May 1776, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby Reversed: And it is further ordered, That the Cause be remitted back to the Court of Chancery, to set aside the Order of the 18th of December 1771, and to make such further Order as shall be just.

Newington Lighting, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for lighting and watching the Turnpike Road leading from the Stone's End next Blackman Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, to the Bridge at Walworth, in the same Parish, and the several Roads, Ways, and Places, therein described, communicating therewith," 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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for lighting and watching the Turnpike Road leading from the Stone's End next Blackman Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, to the Bridge at Walworth, in the same Parish, and the several Roads, Ways, and Places, therein described, communicating therewith."

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 the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Metheringham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Metheringham, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lincoln, &c. Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the City of Lincoln; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road, at the Foot of Bracebridge Bridge, over the said Bridge Westward, to the Extremity of the County of Lincoln, near a Place called Potter-hill, and from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road, at the Foot of Canwick-hill Southward, to a Windmill at the Top of the said Hill;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Sturton Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Great Sturton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Candlesby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Candlesby, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whilton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the several Parishes and Liberties of Whilton, Norton, and Brockhall, or in some or One of them, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Killesby Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, of and within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties of Killesby, in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Six Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Yealands Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Egerton and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses, called Waitham Moss and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Hoxton Square Enclosing, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and embellishing the Middle Part of Hoxton Square, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex; and for extinguishing all Right of Common in and upon the said Square;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kingsley Newton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the several Townships of Kingsley Newton, near Kingsley Norley, and Crowton, in the Parishes of Frodsham and Weaverham, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shireborne & Windrush Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and Common Downs, in the Parishes of Shireborne and Windrush, in the County of Gloucester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dutton to take the Name of Naper, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Dutton Esquire, his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Naper, pursuant to the Will of James Lenox Dutton Esquire, deceased; and for making the Exemplification of the Will and Codicil of the said James Lenox Dutton, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dumsries Roads, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major Laurie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads, in the County of Dumfries, and for converting the Statute Labour within the said County into Money; and for applying the same towards repairing the Highways within the same County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Reverend Henry Osman Clerk and Mary his Wife, of and in certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Parish of King's Langley, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, to be sold; and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale, in Discharge of an Incumbrance upon the said Moiety; and for laying out the Residue thereof, in the Purchase of entire Messuages, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Low Gatherley Moor, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and The High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York," 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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and The High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

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.

Halton Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Halton Moor, in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Loughborough, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending the Road from the South East End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to Derby Bridge, near the Rushes, and from the said Bridge to the South End of Cavendish Bridge, in the same County."

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

D. Portland.
E. Cassillis.
E. Galloway.
E. Dalhousie.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Godolphin.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hume.
L. Brownlow.
L. Rivers.

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.

Wykeham and Caudwell Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, 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.

Klanert for a Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Morris Klanert, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

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

Bill read.

Whereupon, The Lord Scarsdale presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Morris Klanert."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 29o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Duresm.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Portland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Blair against Douglas & Co.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein David Blair of Dunskey Esquire, is Appellant, and Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, are Respondents.

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow be put off to Thursday next.

Wykeham and Caudwell Enclosure Bill:

The Lord Hume reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, 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; 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."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, in the County of Leicester."

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. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Metheringbam Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Fens, Heath and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Metheringham, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. President.
D. Beaufort.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Doncaster.
E. Galloway.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Effingham.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Montague.
V. Dudley & Ward.
Ld. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chichester.
L. Bp. Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Clifford.
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Onslow.
L. Walpole.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.

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

Candlesby Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Common Fields, Meadows, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, within the Parish of Candlesby, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

Great Sturton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Great Sturton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

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

The King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last-mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent, (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned), That their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Lincoln. &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading to and from the City of Lincoln; and for repairing and widening the Roads from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at the Foot of Bracebridge Bridge, over the said Bridge Westward, to the Extremity of the County of Lincoln, near a Place called Potter-hill, and from the Termination of the present Turnpike Road at the Foot of Canwickhill Southward, to a Windmill at the Top of the said Hill."

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

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

Halton Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground called Halton Moor, in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of 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, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Dumfries Roads, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Dumfries, and for converting the Statute Labour within the said County into Money; and for applying the same towards repairing the Highways within 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 same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Peirson's Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of James Peirson of the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex, Carpenter and Builder, taking Notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates, late of Bradshaw Peirson Esquire deceased, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for purchasing other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject to the Annuity charged thereon; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and humbly praying their Lordships, "That he may be heard, by himself, or Counsel, against the said Bill; and that he may have such Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships, in their Wisdom, shall seem proper.

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees, to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioner to be heard, by himself, or Counsel, against the said Bill, before the said Committee, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Kingsley Newton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the several Townships of Kingfley Newton near Kingsley, Norley, and Crowton, in the Parishes of Frodsham and Weaverham, in the County of Chester."

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.

Dutton to take the Name of Naper, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Dutton Esquire, his First and other Sons, and their Issue Male, to take, use, and bear the Name and Arms of Naper, pursuant to the Will of James Lenox Dutton Esquire, deceased; and for making the Exemplification of the Will and Codicil of the said James Lenox Dutton, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence in all Courts of Law and Equity in Great Britain and Ireland."

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

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

Wilkinson against Allott. Petition for a Bye-Day.

A Petition of Bryan Allott Clerk, Respondent, in a Cause depending in this House, to which Pinckney Wilkinson Esquire, is Appellant, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Cause is set down for hearing before their Lordships after those appointed; that in regard the Petitioner cannot (till after this Cause is heard), proceed in the said Court of Exchequer to have the Glebe Land, in the Possession of the Appellant and his Tenants, belonging to the Petitioner, properly set out and bounded, so as to get into the Possession and Enjoyment thereof; and the Petitioner not having received any Rent or Satisfaction whatever from the Appellant for the Use and Enjoyment of the said Glebe Lands for Eleven Years, and upwards, last past: And the Petitioner also having a large Demand on the Appellant for Small Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues, and the Rents and Profits of the said Glebe Lands; and the Small Tythes and other Ecclesiastical Dues so due from the Appellant to the Petitioner being by much the greatest Part of the Profits arising from the Petitioner's Living, the Petitioner is thereby rendered unable to support himself and Family, as he otherwise might do: And as it will be some considerable Time before this Cause can possibly be heard on Account of the Number of Causes already appointed; and especially as the Petitioner apprehends this Appeal is merely for Delay to prevent him coming at his Right:" The Petitioner therefore humbly prays their Lordships, "That this Cause may be appointed to be heard on Tuesday the Sixth Day of May next, or any other early Day their Lordships shall please to appoint."

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

And being withdrawn:

Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Tuesday the 13th Day of May next.

Gateshead &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clavering and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Gateshead, in the County of Durham, to the Church Lane near Ryton Lane-head; and from the Bar Moor to the Hexham Turnpike Road, near Dilston Bar, in the County of Northumberland; and also the Road from Mickley-bank to Lead-hill or Silver-hill; and for making a Road cross certain Grounds belonging to Crozier Surtees Esquire, in the Parish of Ryton, in the County of Durham;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Kilborn to to take the Name of Burrowes.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Kilborn, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Newsham Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture, in the Township of Newsham, in the North Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mercers Company Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne, from the Mercers Company, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1775 to the 10th of October 1776, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament, by Two Acts, One of the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other, of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Shapwick Moor Enclosure Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common or Waste Ground called Shapwick Moor or Shapwick Turf Moor, in the Parish of Shapwick, in the County of Somerset," be read a Second Time on Wednesday the Fourteenth Day of May next; and that Henry Burgum Esquire, and William Counsell on Behalf of themselves, and other Owners of, and Persons interested in, Lands and Estates having Right of Common upon certain Waste Lands called Heath Moor, within the County of Somerset, praying, "That they may be heard by themselves, or Counsel, against the whole, or such Parts, of the said Bill as affect them," be at Liberty to be heard by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, against the said Bill, at the said Second Reading thereof; and that Counsel be heard for the said Bill, at the same Time, if they think fit.

Wigtoun Claim of Peerage.

Upon reading the Petition of Hamilton Flemyng Esquire, claiming the Title and Dignity of Earl of Wigtoun, Lord Flemyng and Cumbernauld, praying, "In regard the Petitioner's printed Cases being delivered, and on their Lordships Table, that the Lords Committees for Privileges may be ordered to meet to consider of the said Claim, on Monday the Twelfth Day of May next, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall please to appoint."

It is Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim, on Monday the Twelfth Day of May next, as desired; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 30o Aprilis 1777.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Comes Bathurst, Cancellarius.
Comes Gower, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Hume.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

Blair against Douglas & Co.:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of David Blair of Dunskey Esquire; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 13th of February 1776; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Messieurs Douglas, Heron, and Company, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutor 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 Interlocutor, therein complained of, be, and the same is hereby Affirmed.

Halton Moor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Halton Moor, in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of the County of York, 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."

Great Sturton Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Great Sturton, in the County of Lincoln," was committed.

Kingsley Newton, &c. Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the several Townships of Kingsley Newton near Kingsley, Norley, and Crowton, in the Parishes of Frodsham and Weaverham, in the County of Chester," was committed.

Loughborough, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarfdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for amending the Road from the South-East End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to Derby Bridge, near the Rushes, and from the said Bridge to the South End of Cavendish Bridge, in the same County," 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."

Dumsries Roads, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Dumfries, and for converting the Statute Labour within the said County into Money; and for applying the same towards repairing the Highways, within the same County," was committed.

Halton Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, a certain Common or Waste Ground, called Halton Moor, in the Township of Halton, in the Manor of Templenewsam, in the Parish of Whitkirke, in the West Riding of the County of York.

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Loughborough, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for amending the Road from the South East End of the Town of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, to Derby Bridge near the Rushes, and from the said Bridge, to the South End of Cavendish Bridge in the same County."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Great Sturton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Great Sturton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kingsley Newton, &c.Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, certain Commons or Waste Grounds, within the several Townships of Kingsley Newton near Kingsley, Norley, and Crowton, in the Parishes of Frodsham and Weaverham, in the County of Chester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dumfries Roads, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads in the County of Dumfries; and for converting the Statute Labour within the said County into Money, and for applying the same towards repairing the Highways within the same County."

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 five preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Browning:

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

Klanert takes the Oaths for his Naturalization.

Charles Morris Klanert took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Morris Klanert."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Northumberland.
E. Suffolk.
E. Stamford.
E. Doncaster.
E. Rochford.
E. Galloway.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Dunmore.
E. Rosebery.
E. Oxford.
E. Spencer.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Weymouth.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Onslow.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Hume.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Newsham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, and a Stinted Pasture in the Township of Newsham, in the North Riding of 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, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, " That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Dartmouth, Lord Privy Seal, on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, " The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read:"

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Com mission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons, assembled for that Purpose; which Commission you will now hear read."

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows:

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say), "An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpofe of more effectually completing the said Navigation; and for other Purposes." "An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors." "An Act for building a new Church within the Town and Parish of Buckingham." "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal, from the River Trent, in the Lordship of Sawley and Long Eaton, in the County of Derby, to or near Langley Bridge, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham." An Act for opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street; and for paving certain Streets intended to be built, and also certain other Streets, and publick Passages and Places, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act for lighting and watching the Turnpike Road leading from the Stone's End, next Blackman Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, to the Bridge at Walworth, in the same Parish, and the several Roads, Ways, and Places therein described, communicating therewith." "An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mile-way leading towards the City of Oxford." "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset." "An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole-Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through, and from the Town of Monmouth." "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Street from the North or North East End of Coombe Street, along Patwell Street, in the said Town of Brewton, to the South or South East Side of Dymond's River." " An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Asthall, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road, at or near Buckland, in the County of Berks." An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding." "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby-Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charlton houthorn, and from thence to Milborne Port, and from Willoughby-Hedge aforesaid, to the West End of Long Lane, in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross-Gate on Cattle-Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset." "An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose." " An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Robert Spencer, commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, One of the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Duke of Marlborough, the Settled Estates of the said Lord Robert Spencer, situate in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leafes for Lives, as to Part of his Settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same, as therein is mentioned." "An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry." "An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith his Brother, to grant building, improving, and other Leases, of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased." "An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Reverend Henry Osman Clerk, and Mary his Wife, of and in certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of King's Langley, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in Discharge of an Incumbrance upon the said Moiety; and for laying out the Residue thereof, in the Purchase of entire Messuages, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof to the same Uses."

An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, in the County of Surrey." "An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolton, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, Half-year Lands, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Little Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the several Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor and Parish of Farlam, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the several Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor and Parish of Brampton, in the County of Cumberland." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Tibshelf, in the County of Derby." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Weston under Wetheley, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Condicote, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Wreningham, in the County of Norfolk." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Enclosures, Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Carlton Rode, in the County of Norfolk." An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Tracts of Waste Grounds, Moors or Commons, within the Manor and Barony of Prudhoe, and Parish of Ovingham, in the County of Northumberland." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, of and within the Parish of Welford, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Liberties of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford." "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norfolk." An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts." "An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Howtell Common, alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland." "An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses, called Waitham Moss and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and The High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York." "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire, with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act to enable William Kilborn, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased." And albeit, the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same, and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern; commanding also by these Presents Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Henry Earl Bathurst, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the Most Reverend Father in God, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Frederick Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Granville Earl Gower, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Great Chamberlain of England; Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Henry Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Simon Earl Harcourt, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, George Viscount Townshend, and Thomas Viscount Weymouth, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words in Our Name as is requisite and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enrol these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf. And finally, We do declare and will that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Thirtieth Day of April, in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned, and the Clerks are required to pass the same in the usual Form and Words:"

"1. An Act for enabling the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames Westward of London Bridge, within the Liberties of the City of London, and for laying a small Toll in lieu thereof, for the Purpose of more effectually completing the said Navigation; and for other Purposes."

"2. An Act for expediting the Sale of the Estates in Scotland, belonging to the York Buildings Company, for the Relief of their Creditors."

"3. An Act for building a new Church within the Town and Parish of Buckingham."

"4. An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent, in the Lordship of Sawley and Long Eaton, in the County of Derby, to or near Langley Bridge, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham."

"5. An Act for opening Communications between Wapping Street and Ratcliff Highway, and between Old Gravel Lane and Virginia Street; and for paving certain Streets intended to be built, and also certain other Streets, and publick Passages and Places, within the Parishes of Saint George and Saint John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex."

"6. An Act for lighting and watching the Turnpike Road leading from the Stone's End, next Blackman Street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Newington, in the County of Surrey, to the Bridge at Walworth, in the same Parish, and the several Roads, Ways, and Places, therein described, communicating therewith."

"7. An Act for enlarging the Term, and altering the Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Warwick and Oxford, so far as relates to the Road from the Guide Post in the Village of Adderbury, through Kidlington, to the Mile-way leading towards the City of Oxford."

"8. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Crookhill, in the Parish of Chickrell, to the Turnpike Road leading from Bridport to Bridport Harbour, and several other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Dorset."

"9. An Act for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads therein mentioned, leading from a Gate in the Town and County of Poole, called Poole-Gate; and for repealing Two Acts of Parliament, of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of His late Majesty, relating to the said Roads; and also for applying a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned, towards paving and repairing a certain Street or Way within the said Town and County."

"10. An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the several Roads therein mentioned, leading to, through, and from the Town of Monmouth."

"11. An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers, of an Act of Parliament, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from and near the Town of Brewton, in the County of Somerset; and for repairing and widening the Street from the North or North East End of Coombe Street, along Patwell Street, in the said Town of Brewton, to the South or South East Side of Dymond's River."

"12. An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Asthall, in the County of Oxford, to the Turnpike Road at or near Buckland, in the County of Berks."

"13. An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Halifax, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the Town of Sheffield, in the same Riding."

"14. An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Eighteen Mile Stone beyond Willoughby-Hedge, through the Town of Mere, in the County of Wilts, and through Wincanton to Charltonhouthorn, and from thence to Milborne Port; and from Willoughby-Hedge aforesaid to the West End of Long Lane, in Kilmington, and from Wincanton aforesaid to the Sherborn Turnpike Cross-Gate on Cattle-Hill, and from Wincanton to Sparkford, in the County of Somerset."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

"Le Roy le veult."

"15. An Act to enable the Archbishop of Canterbury and Daniel Ponton Esquire, to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

"16. An Act for vesting in the Right Honourable Robert Spencer, commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, and the Most Noble George Duke of Marlborough, One of the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Duke of Marlborough, the Settled Estates of the said Lord Robert Spencer, situate in the County of Lincoln."

"17. An Act for Sale of Part of the Settled Estate of Sir Thomas Broughton Baronet, situate in the County of Stafford, and purchasing other Estates situate in the County of Chester, to be settled to the same Uses; and for extinguishing the said Sir Thomas Broughton's Power of making Leases for Lives, as to Part of his Settled Estate in the County of Chester, and making such Recompence to him for the same as therein is mentioned."

"18. An Act to enable John Barnewall Curson Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry."

"19. An Act to enable Thomas Assheton Smith Esquire, and William Henry Assheton Smith his Brother, to grant building, improving, and other Leases, of the Estates devised by the Will of William Smith Esquire, deceased."

"20. An Act for vesting the undivided Moiety of the Reverend Henry Osman Clerk, and Mary his Wife, of and in certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Parish of King's Langley, in the County of Hertford, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying Part of the Money arising by such Sale in Discharge of an Incumbrance upon the said Moiety; and for laying out the Residue thereof, in the Purchase of entire Messuages, Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled in lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

"21. An Act for establishing and confirming Exchanges of divers Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, situate, standing, lying, and being, within the Hamlet of Wighthill, in the Parish of Tackley, in the County of Oxford, pursuant to Articles of Agreement between the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, and Simon Wisdome Esquire; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"22. An Act to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages, Houses, and Buildings, in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, in the County of Surrey."

"23. An Act to enable the Feoffees and Trustees of an Estate in the County of Middlesex, given by Lawrence Sheriff for the founding and maintaining a School and Almshouses at Rugby, in the County of Warwick, to sell Part of the said Estate, or to grant Leases thereof, or of any Part thereof; and to effectuate the other Purposes therein mentioned."

"24. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bolton, in the County of Cumberland."

"25. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Commons and Wastes, within the Manor of Egremont, in the County of Cumberland."

"26. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Townships, Villages, or Hamlets of Carleton, Brisco, and Wreay, within the Manor or Lordship of Botchardgate, otherwise Prior Lordship, in the Parishes of Saint Cuthbert Carlisle and Saint Mary Carlisle, in the County of Cumberland."

"27. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, in Nassington, Yarwell, Apethorpe, and Wood-Newton, within the Prebend or Peculiar of Nassington, in the County of Northampton."

"28. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Open and Common Fields, Heaths, Half-year Lands, and other Commonable Meadows, Pastures, and Grounds, within the Parish of Little Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk."

"29. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons or Waste Lands, within the Manor of Whittington, in the County of Salop."

"30. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the several Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor and Parish of Farlam, in the County of Cumberland."

"31. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the several Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, lying within the Manor and Parish of Brampton, in the County of Cumberland."

"32. An Act for dividing, enclosing, and improving, certain Commons, Lands, and Grounds, in the Township of Tibshelf, in the County of Derby."

"33. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Weston under Wetheley, in the County of Warwick."

"34. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, in the Parish of Condicote, in the County of Gloucester."

"35. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Commons and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Wreningham, in the County of Norfolk."

"36. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Old Whole Year Enclosures, Common Fields, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Carlton Rode, in the County of Norfolk."

"37. An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Tracts of Waste Grounds, Moors or Commons, within the Manor and Barony of Prudhoe and Parish of Ovingham, in the County of Northumberland."

"38. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields and Commonable Places, of and within the Parish of Welford, in the County of Northampton."

"39. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Commonable Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Stanton Saint John, in the County of Oxford."

"40. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Lands, lying within the Townships and Liberties of Great Bourton and Little Bourton, in the Parish of Cropredy, in the County of Oxford."

"41. An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the Dole or Heath Lands, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish of Felthorpe, in the County of Norfolk."

"42. An Act for dividing, allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Downs, Waste Lands, and Commonable Places, within the Parish of Market Lavington, in the County of Wilts."

"43. An Act for dividing and enclosing a Common or Moor, called Howtell Common, alias Housedon, in the Parish of Kirknewton, in the County of Northumberland."

"44. An Act for confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tythes, of and in the Open and un-enclosed Common Fields, within the Manor and Parish of Wendover, in the County of Buckingham; and for establishing and securing certain annual Payments in lieu of Tythes."

"45. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, and certain Common Fields, and also Two Mosses, called Waitbam Moss and Hilderstone Moss, within the Manor of Yealands, in the Parish of Warton, and County Palatine of Lancaster."

"46. An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, lying and being in Wykeham and Caudwell, in the Parish of Rothley, in the County of Leicester."

"47. An Act for dividing and enclosing Three several Moors or Commons, called Low Gatherley Moor, Moor Holme, and The High Moor, situate in the several Townships of Kirkby Ravensworth, Ravensworth, and Whashton, in the Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, in the North Riding of the County of York."

"48. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Braithwaite Esquire with Elizabeth Browne his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"49. An Act to enable William Kilborn, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Burrowes, pursuant to the Will of John Burrowes deceased."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk Assistant, severally, in these Words; (videlicet),

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure:

The House was resumed.

Hat Manufactory Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Hat Manufactory;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Killamarin EnclosureBill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Arable Lands, Meadows, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Killamarsh, in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

His Majesty's Household, for the better Support of, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Britain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Brown's Debt Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Exchequer, or the Lord High Treasurer for the Time being, to make an Agreement or Composition with the several Sureties of William Brown, and the Representatives of such of the said Sureties as are dead, for a Debt remaining due from them to the Crown, on several Tobacco Bonds entered into and executed by such Sureties respectively; and that they and their Estates and Effects may be acquitted and discharged therefrom;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Macleod et al. against Ross.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Robert Bruce Æneas Macleod of Cadboll, and his Tutors, are Appellants, and Monro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, and Jean Ross, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Captain John Ross of Balnagown is Appellant, and Monro Ross of Pitcalny Esquire, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes, on Cause Days, be removed in Course.

Barmby Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Pastures, Ings, Common, and other Waste Lands and Grounds, within the Township and Manor of Barmby upon the Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North and South Newbald Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Savile and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Arable Fields, Wolds, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Townships of North Newbald and South Newbald, within the Parish of North Newbald, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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