House of Lords Journal Volume 36
May 1780 1-10

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May 1780 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 1o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Temple.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield (fn. 1) sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

King's Answer to Address.

The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on His Majesty, with their Lordships Address of Friday last; and that His Majesty was pleased to say, He would give Directions accordingly."

E. Bathurst takes the Oaths.

This Day Henry Earl Bathurst took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first at the Table delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Stamp Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Advertisements, and certain Duties on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by force of the Statute of Distributions, or the Custom of any Province or Place."

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

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

Wines and Vinegar Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar imported into this Kingdom."

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

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

Grenada Goods Protection Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to protect Goods or Merchandize of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, on board Neutral Vessels bound to Neutral Ports, during the present Hostilities."

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

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

Oldswinford Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Oldswinford, in the County of Worcester."

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

D. Beaufort.
D. Northumberland.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Denbigh.
E. Scarbrough.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Temple.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Percy.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.

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

Ld. Walpole's Exchange Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing an Exchange agreed to be made between the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Walpole and Thomas William Coke Esquire, of divers Lands in the County of Norfolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of the said Horatio Lord Walpole, and devised by the Will of Thomas Earl of Leicester deceased; and for settling the Lands given in Exchange to each Party, to such and the same Uses, as the Lands for which the same are exchanged stood settled and limited."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Corn Exportation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rolls Estate Leasing Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Walton Bridge Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding 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.

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Petitions respecting, to be considered.

Ordered, That this House do take into Consideration the Petition of Charlotte Dutchess Dowager of Atholl and Baroness Strange, and also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy; commonly called Earl Percy, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, on Thursday the 4th Day of this Instant May; and that the Counsel of the said Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said Petitions; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General; and that the Lords be summoned.

Copley's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order No. 94, so far as it relates to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust, to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money, for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee appointed to consider of the above mentioned Bill, to report to the House what Evidence they received of the Consents of the several Parties to this Bill.

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Petition respecting, put off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife; and also the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie; and also the Petition of Charlotte Dutchess Dowager of Atholl and Baroness Strange; and also the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy, severally claiming the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England, which stands appointed for Thursday the 4th Day of this Instant May, be put off to Tuesday the 9th Day of this Instant May; and that the Counsel of the Petitioners be then heard at the Bar of this House upon the said several Petitions; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General; and that the Lords be summoned.

Gee's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 2o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Mansfield.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Ross against Jackson et Ux.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Ross Esquire, Patentee of the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh; complaining of Four several Interlocutors of the Sheriff of Edinburgh, of the 9th of March, 18th of April, and 9th and 16th of May 1770; and of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 29th of September 1779, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 29th of February last; and also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 4th and 6th of March, and 11th of April last; and praying That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Jackson and Hester Brown, his Spouse, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Jackson and Hester Brown, his Spouse, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 30th Day of this Instant May; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wines and Vinegar Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar imported into this Kingdom."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Stamp Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Advertisements, and certain Duties on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by force of the Statute of Distributions, or the Custom of any Province or Place."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Grenada Goods Protection Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to protect Goods or Merchandize of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, on board Neutral Vessels bound to Neutral Ports, during the present Hostilities."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

E. Egremont's Exchange Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 3o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Mansfield.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Wines and Vinegar Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar imported into this Kingdom."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stamp Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Advertisements, and certain Duties on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by force of the Statute of Distributions, or the Custom of any Province or Place."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Grenada Goods Protection Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to protect Goods or Merchandize of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, on board Neutral Vessels bound to Neutral Ports, during the present Hostilities."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Salt Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Gee's Bill.

The Earl Fitzwilliam reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee, of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; 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.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 4o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Northington.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Montague.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Copley's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire, in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust, to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money, for the Purposes therein mentioned;"

That in Obedience to your Lordships Commands, the Committee met on Wednesday the 26th Day of April last, and took into Consideration the Bill to them referred; that they examined the Allegations of the Preamble, and found the same to be true; but that the Parties concerned not appearing personally to signify their Consents, agreeable to your Lordships Standing Order, No. 94, the Committee adjourned the further Consideration of the Bill for a Week, in order to give them Time to come up for that Purpose.

That on Wednesday the 3d Instant, the Committee again met, and having read your Lordships Order of Monday the 1st of May, "That it be an Instruction to the Committee, appointed to consider of the abovementioned Bill, to report to the House what Evidence they received of the Consents of the several Parties to this Bill;"

They proceeded to hear such Evidence of the Consents of the several Parties, as the Agents for the Bill were ready to produce.

That it appeared to the Committee, by the Affidavits of Mr. George Broadrick and Mr. George Eltoft, that George Healey and Robert Deighton are very old and infirm, and that Charlotte Cooke the Mother and Guardian of John Cooke an Infant, the Eldest Son and Heir at Law of Henry Cooke deceased, who was the first Tenant in Tail in being in Remainder of the Estates, is in a very weak State of Health, and not able to travel to London without great Hazard and Danger; that Thomas Copley Esquire, Alice Copley his Wife, John Silvester Smith Esquire, Godfrey Wolley, John Woodyeare, and George Cooke, who, together with the said George Healey, Robert Deighton, and Charlotte Cooke, as Guardian of her Instant Son, are all the Persons now in being who appear to us to be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, severally reside in the Counties of York, Lincoln and Nottingham, at the Distance of from One hundred and twenty to One hundred and eighty Miles from London, from whence they cannot travel without very great Inconvenience, Trouble and Expence, and that they did all actually consent to the Bill, in the Presence of them the said George Broadrick and George Eltost.

That the said George Broadrick produced a printed Copy of the Bill, and proved the signing thereof by the said Thomas Copley, Alice Copley, Godfrey Wolley, John Woodyeare, George Cooke, John Silvester Smith and Robert Deighton, signifying their Consents thereto.

That the said George Eltost also produced another printed Copy of the Bill, and proved the signing thereof by George Healey, signifying his Consent thereto, and also the signing thereof by Charlotte Cooke, signifying her Consent thereto, as Guardian of her Son John Cooke, an Infant, on Condition that William Lyon of Gray's Inn, Gentleman, should be named a Trustee in the Place of Mr. Thomas Hodgson, or such other Person as she should appoint; which Condition the Committee beg leave to observe, hath been complied with.

That Robert Baxter of Furnival's Inn, Gentleman, and William Lyon of Gray's Inn, Gentleman, the Two Trustees, appeared personally before the Committee, and accepted the Trust reposed in them by the Bill, and signed their Names in the Committee Book, in Witness thereof.

That the Committee went through the Bill without any Amendment.

That the Purpose of the Bill being merely to carry into Execution a Degree of the High Court of Chancery, for raising the Sum of One thousand four hundred and seventy-eight Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Three-pence, upon the Estate, for Payment of Costs, as taxed by a Master of the said Court, to the several Petitioners, some of whose Interests in the same are very small and inconsiderable, the Committee beg Leave to report to your Lordships their Opinion, that the Bill is proper to be passed at this Time, in case your Lordships shall be satisfied with the Evidence that hath been produced of the Consents of the several Parties interested therein."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Findern Enclosure Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields, and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Mickleover, and County of Derby;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Locheé's Naturalization Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé; and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendmend.

Welbourn Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands called the South Heaths, and the North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dutchess of Ancaster's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates, settled by the Will of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven deceased, in Trustees to be sold, for paying of Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; 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 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.

Raine's Charity Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given, for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors in Perpetuity, for the charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities," 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.

Warminster, &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 laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Open Downs, within the Parishes of Warminster and Corsley, in the County of Wilts; and for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the said Parishes," was committed.

Oldswinford Enclosure Bill.

The Lords Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Lands in the Parish of Oldswinford, in the County of Worcester," was committed.

Hilton Enclosure Bill.

The Lords Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Hamlet of Hilton, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, in the County of Derby," was committed.

Newnham's Petition to exhibit a Petition:

Upon reading the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield, in the County of Sussex, Esquire; setting forth, "That an Application to Parliament hath been in Agitation a considerable Time, for Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Trustees under a former Act of Parliament to charge all or any Part of his Estates purchased under the same, with a perpetual yearly Rent Charge, payable to the Persons entitled to the Estates sold and conveyed to Edward Hawkins, deceased; but the said Edward Hawkins, the Purchaser of the aforesaid Estates, dying a few Months since, the Petitioner thought it prudent to delay the said Application till he could learn who were the Heirs at Law or Devisees of the said Edward Hawkins, as without their Consents a material Part of the Petitioner's Proposal could not be effected; that the Petitioner hath lately been informed, that the said Edward Hawkins had left a Will, but was unable to procure the Contents thereof, till some Time after the Day appointed by their Lordships for receiving Reports upon private Bills from the Judges: That if the Petitioner's Application to Parliament this Session should not prove successful, the Sale of his Estates remaining undisposed of must be delayed, which will deprive him of the Benefit of a Re-conveyance of his Estates, which has been made an Indemnity against the annual Sums or yearly Payments to which the Estates sold and conveyed were liable:" And therefore praying their Lordships, "That Leave may be given to present a Petition for effecting the aforesaid Proposal of the said Petitioner, in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet, notwithstanding the Time limited for receiving Reports from the Judges on Petitions for private Bills is expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present his said Petition for a private Bill, as desired:

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of John Newnham of Maresfield, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Baron Eyre, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petitition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Bills passed by Commission.

The Earl of Mansfield 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 Earl of Mansfield in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand and the Lord Amherst 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 Earl of Mansfield 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 Commission 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 granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar imported into this Kingdom." "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Advertisements, and certain Duties on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by force of the Statute of Distributions, or the Custom of any Province or Place." "An Act to protect Goods or Merchandize of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, on board Neutral Vessels bound to Neutral Ports, during the present Hostilities." "An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty." "An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy;" and for making further Provisions for those Purposes." "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes, imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited Time." "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwyth, in the County of Cardigan." "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester, and the Liberties thereof, with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City; and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein." "An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent." "An Act for repairing, lighting, watching and cleansing the High Street or Road called Goswell Street, leading from Aldersgate Bars, without Aldersgate, London, to the House of Woodhouse Coker Gentleman, near the Turnpike at the End of the said Street or Road, in the County of Middlesex; and also Bull Yard, Glasshouse Yard, the North Side of Fan's Alley, Mount Mill, and Willow Court, contiguous to the said Street or Road, on the East and West Sides thereof; and for removing Nuisances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future." "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex." An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estates for the future." "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford." "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester, and from the said City through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne to Bargate, in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Brokencross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road." "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, one made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, and the other made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the said former Act; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate, in the County of Southampton, to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road between a Place called Thickthorn and Cashmore Inn, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Fifth Division of Road directed to be repaired and widened by the said lastmentioned Act." "An Act for converting into Money the Statute Labour in the Stewartry of Kircudbright, for the purpose of repairing the Highways, Bridges and Ferries, within the said Stewartry." An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads from Tetbury and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down, and from the House at the Top of Froccster Hill, where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath; and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight, to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury, near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the said Turnpike Road near Howell's Down across Owlpen Down, to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester."An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln." An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross, in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln."An Act for amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street, to the Horse and Jockey in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wilts, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road in the Chapelry of Seend, to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road, at or near Somerham Brook in the same Chapelry, all in the said County." An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexham to Denbigh." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford, to the Directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey." An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows, in the Parish of Sunning, in the County of Berks, through Wokingham, New Bracknowl and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey." An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet, and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity, at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont." "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk." An Act for vesting absolutely One-third Part of Three Crosts of Land, and the Erections and Buildings thereon, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of Layton otherwise Low Layton, in the County of Essex (devised by the Will of John Smith deceased, for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Swithin and Saint Peter in Eastgate, in the City of Lincoln) in Trustees to be sold, to Samuel Bosanquet Esquire; and for laying out the Money thereby arising, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled and assured for the Benefit of the Poor aforesaid, pursuant to the Directions of the said Will." "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes." An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of East Farndon, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish and Liberties of Grendon, in the County of Northampton." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York." "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 and Parish of Tisfield, in the County of Northampton." An Act for extinguishing all Rights of Sheepwalk, Common and Shackage, in and over the Common Fields and Half Year Lands, lying within the Parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and allotting certain Warrens, Heaths, Commons, Waste Lands and Commonable Grounds, within the said Parishes; and for other Purposes therein mentioned." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, in the Parishes of Northill and Sandy, in the County of Bedford." An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge, and County of Hereford." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open Common and Waste Lands, called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery." "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, within the Parish of Ickenham, in the County of Middlesex." "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant (lately called James Godin) and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot pursuant to his said Will." "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Haldimand." "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 Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, 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 Henry Earl Bathurst, 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, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; 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; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Storment, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 Purpose, 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 contray thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fourth Day of May, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Earl of Mansfield 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."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties upon Wines and Vinegar imported into this Kingdom."

2. "An Act for granting to His Majesty several additional Duties on Advertisements, and certain Duties on Receipts for Legacies, or for any Share of a Personal Estate divided by Force of the Statute of Distributions, or the Custom of any Province or Place."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

3. "An Act to protect Goods or Merchandize of the Growth, produce or Manufacture of the Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, on board Neutral Vessels bound to Neutral Ports, during the present Hostilities."

4. "An Act for allowing a Bounty on the Exportation of British Corn and Grain, in Ships, the Property of Persons of any Kingdom or State in Amity with His Majesty."

5. "An Act to amend an Act, made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majesty's Navy;" and for making further Provisions for those Purposes."

6. "An Act for repealing the Duties payable upon Pot and Pearl Ashes, Wood and Weed Ashes, imported into Great Britain, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof, for a limited Time."

7. "An Act for repairing, enlarging and preserving the Harbour of Aberystwith, in the County of Cardigan."

8. "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for better supplying the City of Worcester and the Liberties thereof with Water; and for the better paving and lighting the said City; and for removing and preventing all Obstructions and Annoyances therein."

9. "An Act for the better Government and Regulation of the Poor in the Town and Parish of Maidstone, in the County of Kent."

10. "An Act for repairing, lighting, watching and cleansing the High Street or Road called Goswell Street, leading from Aldersgate Bars, without Aldersgate, London, to the House of Woodhouse Coker Gentleman, near the Turnpike at the End of the said Street or Road, in the County of Middlesex; and also Bull Yard, Glasshouse Yard, the North Side of Fan's Alley, Mount Mill and Willow Court, contiguous to the said Street or Road, on the East and West Sides thereof; and for removing Nuisances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future."

11. "An Act for enlarging the Powers of an Act, made in the Twentieth Year of His late Majesty King George the Second, for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from the Parish of Walton upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, to Shepperton, in the County of Middlesex."

12. "An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "The Master of the Rolls empowered to make Leases for Years, in order to new build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls;" and for the better regulating the Method of granting Leases of the said Rolls Estate for the future; and for making Compensation to the Earl of Macclesfield and Sir Thomas Sewell, for their beneficial Rights and Interests in certain Leases made of the Rolls Estate; and for regulating the Method of making Leases of the said Estate for the future."

13. "An Act for building a Bridge across the River Wye, between Whitney and Clifford, in the County of Hereford."

14. "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Roads from the Town of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to the City of Winchester; and from the said City, through Bellmour Lane, to the Top of Stephen's Castle Down, near the Town of Bishop's Waltham, in the said County ; and from the said City of Winchester, through Otterborne, to Bargate, in the Town, and County of the Town of Southampton."

15. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from the Cross at Brokencross in Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Buxton, in the County of Derby; and for making and keeping in Repair certain Branches of Road, to communicate with the said Macclesfield Road."

16. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts, one made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing and widening several Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Southampton and Dorset, and the other made in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the said former Act; and for amending and widening the Road between Ringwood Gate, in the County of Southampton, to Woolsbridge, and from thence to the Great Western Road, between a Place called Thickthorn and Cashmore Inn, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Fifth Division of Road directed to be repaired and widened by the said last mentioned Act."

17. "An Act for converting into Money the Statute Labour in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, for the Purpose of repairing the Highways, Bridges and Ferries, within the said Stewartry."

18. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing and widening several Roads from Tetbury, and other Places in the County of Gloucester, so far as the same relates to the Road from Tetbury to the Gates on the West of Symond's Hall Down, and from the House at the Top of Frocester Hill, where the Turnpike Gate lately stood, to the Turnpike Road from Cirencester towards Bath; and from the Field called Bouldown Sleight to the End of a Lane adjoining to the Road from Horsley to Tetbury, near Tiltup's Inn; and for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from the said Turnpike Road, near Howell's Down, across Owlpen Down, to a Lane leading to Lampern Hill; and from another Part of the said Turnpike Road, near the Latterwood Turnpike, across Owlpen Down aforesaid, all in the said County of Gloucester."

19. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Town of Louth, in the County of Lincoln."

20. "An Act for making and maintaining a Road from Sage Cross, in the Town of Melton Mowbray, in the County of Leicester, to the Town of Grantham, in the County of Lincoln."

21."An Act for amending the Road from the West End of Seend Street to the Horse and Jockey, in the Parish of Box, in the County of Wil's, and certain other Roads leading out of the said Road; and for making an additional Road from the said Road in the Chapelry of Seend, to communicate with the Devizes Turnpike Road at or near Somerham Brook, in the same Chapelry, all in the said County."

22. "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of so much of an Act, made in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Mold to Denbigh, and from thence to Tal-y-Cafn and Conway, and from Wrexham to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhyddlan, in the Counties of Denbigh, Flint and Carnarvon, as relates to the Road from Wrexham to Denbigh."

23. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Town of Guldeford to the directing Post near the Town of Farnham, in the County of Surrey."

24. "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the Thirty-second Year of King George the Second, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called The Old Gallows, in the Parish of Sunning, in the County of Berks, through Workingham, New Bracknowl and Sunning Hill, to Virginia Water, in the Parish of Egham, in the County of Surrey."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

25. "An Act to effect an Exchange between Sir James Peachy Baronet and others, Trustees of an Alms-house or House of Charity at Petworth, in the County of Sussex, and George Obrien Earl of Egremont, of certain Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Charity, for other Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Earl of Egremont."

26. "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and Robert Fellowes Esquire, for the Exchange of certain Estates in the County of Norfolk."

27. "An Act for vesting absolutely One third Part of Three Crosts of Land, and the Erections and Buildings thereon, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of Layton, otherwise Low Layton, in the County of Essex (devised by the Will of John Smith deceased, for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Swithin and Saint Peter in Eastgate, in the City of Lincoln) in Trustees, to be sold to Samuel Bosanquet Esquire; and for laying out the Money thereby arising, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled and assured for the Benefit of the Poor aforesaid, pursuant to the Directions of the said Will."

28. An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates, late of John Norris Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Money to discharge the Legacies given by his Will, and the Codicils thereto remaining unsatisfied; and for other Purposes."

29. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures and other Commonable Grounds, within the Manor and Parish of Swinford, in the County of Leicester."

30. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish and Liberties of East Farndon, in the County of Northampton."

31."An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures, Common Meadows and other Commonable Lands, within the Manor, Parish and Liberties of Grendon, in the County of Northampton."

32. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Open Fields, Commons, Carrs and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Manor of Thornton, in the North Riding of the County of York."

33. "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 and Parish of Tiffield, in the County of Northampton."

34. "An Act for extinguishing all Rights of Sheepwalk, Common and Shackage, in and over the Common Fields and Half Year Lands, lying within the Parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and allotting certain Warrens, Heaths, Commons, Waste Lands and Commonable Grounds, within the said Parishes; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

35. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Commonable Lands and Commons, in the Parishes of Northill and Sandy, in the County of Bedford."

36. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common called Northwood or Northwood Common, in the Township of Noke, in the Parish of Pembridge and County of Hereford."

37. "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Open, Common and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Teirtriff, and also a certain Parcel of Open, Common and Waste Lands called Gwern-y-mynydd, within the Manor of Hopton, in the County of Montgomery."

38. "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, within the Parish of Ickenham, in the County of Middlesex."

39. "An Act to enable James Bigot Esquire, an Infant, (lately called James Godin), and the Heirs Male of his Body, and all other Persons who shall become entitled to the Estates late of Peter Bigot Esquire, deceased, under the Limitations contained in his Will, to take and use the Surname of Bigot, pursuant to his said Will."

40. "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Henry Haldimand."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Salt Duty Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man."

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

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

Gee's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estates late of Roger Gee of Bishop Burton, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to raise Money by Sale or Mortgage thereof, for discharging Incumbrances thereon, and the Debts and Legacies of the said Roger Gee; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Judges to attend on hearing Claims.

Ordered, That the Judges do attend this House on Tuesday the 9th Day of this Instant May, upon hearing Counsel on the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife; also, on the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie; also, on the Petition of Charlotte Dutchess Dowager of Atholl and Baroness Strange; and also, on the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy.

Marshal against Cunningham & Co.

Ordered, That the Counsel in the Cause wherein William Marshal is Appellant, and Messieurs Cunningham and Company are Respondents, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be called in at Two o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 5o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Meneven.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Temple.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Marshal against Cunningham & Co.

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of William Marshal, of the City of Glasgow, Merchant; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 22d of January 1780; as also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 17th of February 1780; and of another Interlocutor of the said Lords of Session, of the 1st of March 1780; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary, of the 4th of March 1780; and praying, That the same might be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom and Justice, should seem meet;" as also upon the Answer of Messieurs Cunningham, Dougal and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby dismissed this House; and that the said several Interlocutors therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby Affirmed.

Copley's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates of Thomas Copley Esquire in Trustees, for a Term of One thousand Years, in Trust, to raise by way of Mortgage thereof, a Sum of Money for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

D. Ancaster's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Fee-Simple of Part of the Estates settled by the Will of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for paying off Debts and Incumbrances affecting the said Estates; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Raine's Charity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Trustees of the Charities established by the Settlements and Will of Henry Raine Esquire, deceased; and to enable them to take the Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Monies and Funds, granted, assigned, settled and given, for and towards the Support and Maintenance of the said Charities, to them and their Successors, in Perpetuity, for the charitable Uses and Purposes in the said Settlements and Will expressed; and for the better Regulation and Management of the said Charities."

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. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Warminster, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Open Downs, within the Parishes of Warminster and Corsley, in the County of Wilts; and for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the said Parishes."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Oldswinford Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Oldswinford, in the County of Worcester."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Hilton Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Hamlet of Hilton, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, 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 Three 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.

Welbourn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln."

Salt Duty Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 6o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Dux Northumberland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Lady Irwin's Estate Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses; and to enable the Right Honourable Frances Viscountess Dowager Irwin, Widow of the said Lord Viscount Irwin, and the Right Honourable Isabella Ann Lady Beauchamp, Wife of the Right Honourable Lord Beauchamp, the Honourable Frances Ingram Shepheard, Elizabeth Ingram Shepheard, Harriot Ingram Shepheard and Louisa Susanna Ingram Shepheard, Daughters of the said Viscountess Dowager Irwin, by the said Lord Viscount Irwin, to grant Leases of the Estates of the said Lord Viscount Irwin," 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.

Salt Duty Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man."

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 Mr. Pechell and Mr. Leeds:

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

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 8o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven. Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. King.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Lady Irwin's Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages in the City of London, Part of the Estates late of Charles Lord Viscount Irwin deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eames and Mr. Montagu:

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

Welbourn Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands, called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln."

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

Ld. President.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. St. Davids. L. Le Despencer.
L. King.
L. Camden.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.

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

Ld. Onslow's Estate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Mawbey, and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Ord Esquire, and John Tyton Esquire, Trustees named in the Settlement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable Thomas Onslow with Arabella his now Wife, to sell the Rents, Services, Duties, Reliefs, Herriots and other Dues and Payments payable, or to be performed or rendered by the Tenants of the several Manors or Lordships comprized in the said Settlement, and to enfranchise the Copyhold Tenements held of such Manors or Lordships; and for laying out the Money which shall arise by such Sale and Enfranchisement, in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses to which the said Manors or Lordships do now stand settled;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Epsom, &c. Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Ma wbey, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening and keeping in Repair the Roads from Epsom, through Ewell to Tooting, and from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames, and Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey;" and for amending, widening and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at Ewell across Ewell Common Fields, to the Ryegate Turnpike Road on Borough Heath, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Poor Apprentices Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for obviating Doubts touching the binding and receiving of Poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several Acts of Parliament, made for the Relief of the Poor within, particular incorporated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bastard Children born in the Houses of Industry, within such Hundreds or Districts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Bills passed by Commission.

The Earl of Mansfield 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 Earl of Mansfield in the Middle, with the Lord President on his Right Hand, and the Lord Amherst 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 Earl of Mansfield 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 Commission 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 granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man." "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Micklcover, and County of Derby." "An Act for dividing, allotting and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Open Downs, within the Parishes of Warminster and Corsley, in the County of Wilts; and for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the said Parishes." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Lands in the Parish of Oldswinford, in the County of Worcester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Hamlet of Hilton, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, in the County of Derby." "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé." 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 Well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, 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 Henry Earl Bathurst, 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, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Master of Our Horse; 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; John Earl of Sandwich, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; William Henry Earl of Rochford, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Ashburnham, Groom of Our Stole; Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; and Our right trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Jeffery Lord Amherst, 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 Eighth Day of May, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Earl of Mansfield 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."

Then the Clerk Assistant having received the Money Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, brought it to the Table, where the Deputy Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet)

1. "An Act for granting to His Majesty additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the Exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

2. "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Commons, Open Fields and Common Pastures, in the Liberty of Findern, in the Parish of Mickleover, and County of Derby."

3. "An Act for dividing, allotting and laying in Severalty, the Open and Common Fields and Open Downs, within the Parishes of Warminster and Corsley, in the County of Wilts; and for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Common Meadows, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the said Parishes."

4. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Commons and Waste Lands in the Parish of Oldswinford, in the County of Worcester."

5. "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Waste Grounds, within the Manor and Hamlet of Hilton, in the Parish of Marston upon Dove, in the County of Derby."

6. "An Act for naturalizing Lewis Locheé."

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

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Claims relative to.

Ordered, That the Counsel to be heard upon the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife; also, on the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie; also, on the Petition of Charlotte Dutchess Dowager of Atholl and Baroness Strange; and also, on the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy, which stand appointed for To-morrow, be called in at Two o'Clock.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis 9o Maii 1780.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Dux Cumberland.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C.P.S.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Dux Portland.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Percy.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Wycombe.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rivers.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Welbourn Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Heath Lands called The South Heaths and The North Heath, in the Parish of Welbourn cum Sapperton, in the County of Lincoln," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; 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."

Abp. Canterbury's Estate Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Capital Messuage, with the Appurtenances at Croydon, in the County of Surrey, known by the Name of The Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Two Closes near thereto adjoining, in Trust, to sell the same; and for disposing of, and applying the Money to arise thereby, and received on Account of the Dilapidations thereof, and other Money, in the Manner and for the Purposes therein mentioned:"

That in Obedience to your Lordships Commands, the Committee have met, and have taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred; that they examined the Allegations of the Preamble of the Bill, and found the same to be true; that His Majesty's Consent was read by the Clerk, as signified to your Lordships by the Lord High Chancellor, on the 10th Day of April last; that his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury was present, and most humbly prayed the passing of the Bill; and that it appeared to the Committee, that His Majesty, the said Lord Archbishop, and his Successors in the See of Canterbury, are the only Persons who can be concerned in the Consequences thereof:

That the Trustees named in the Bill are, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or the Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being; the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench for the Time being; the Lord Bishop of London for the Time being; and the Lord Bishop of Winchester for the Time being:

That the Right Honourable William Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, and the Right Reverend Robert Lord Bishop of London, appeared personally before the Committee, and severally accepted the Trust reposed in them by the Bill, and have signed the Committee Book in Testimony thereof:

That the Lord High Chancellor, and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, being indisposed, and not able to attend the Committee, a printed Copy of the Bill was produced, signed by their Lordships in the Presence of Witnesses, who attended and proved the same before the Committee, signifying their Acceptance of the Trust reposed in them thereby:

"That the Committee have gone through the Bill, and directed the same to be reported, with some Amendments; but think it their Duty at the same Time to acquaint your Lordships, that as the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Bishop of Winchester, have not appeared personally before the Committee to accept the Trust, and have not signed the Committee Book in Witness thereof, that in that Particular your Lordships Standing Order, No. 101, hath not been strictly complied with."

Then his Lordship reported the said Amendments to the House; which Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

Office of Lord Great Chamberlain, Claims relative to, put off.

The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel on the Petition of Peter Burrell Esquire, and Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth his Wife; also, on the Petition of Brownlow Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and of the Right Honourable Lord Robert Bertie; also, on the Petition of Charlotte Dutchess Dowager of Atholl and Baroness Strange; and also, on the Petition of Hugh Baron Percy, commonly called Earl Percy; and for the Judges to attend; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the Hearing of Counsel upon the said Petitions be put off till after the Recess at Whitsuntide; and that the Judges do then attend, and that the Lords be summoned.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday the 26th Day of this Instant May.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Tuesday the 30th Day of this Instant May.

Adjourn.

Comes Mansfield Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

1 Not in the List of Peers present.