House of Lords Journal Volume 36
February 1781 1-10

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: February 1781 1-10', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 210-214. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116676 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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February 1781 1-10

DIE Veneris, 2o Februarii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Athol.
Dux Chandos.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Macdonald against Macleod et al.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Wednesday last as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexander Macdonald of Macdonald, Baronet, (now Lord Macdonald) complaining of Part of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 17th of July 1771, and also of Part of another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the 19th of June 1772, 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 Norman Mac Leod and his Guardians put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors affirmed with Costs.

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

Johnston against Chalmers and Watson, Petition of Agent to receive Appeal.

A Petition of Mr. John Spottiswoode, Agent for the Reverend Mr. David Johnston, was presented and read; setting forth, "That by the Post which arrived from Scotland on Monday last, the Petitioner received a Petition of Appeal to their Lordships, on Behalf of the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk Session of North Leith from several Interlocutors pronounced by the Court of Session in Scotland; that at the Time of pronouncing the last Interlocutor their Lordships House was adjourned for the Christmas Holydays, and the Appellant's Agent in Scotland believed and understood that the Twenty Days limited by their Lordships Standing Order, No. 55, were to be accounted during the Time their Lordships were actually sitting, and did not commence till their Meeting after the Recess; that it will be a great Loss to the said Mr. David Johnston, if from any Misapprehension of the Effect of their Lordships Order, his Purpose of appealing in this Session should be defeated, and he should be under the Necessity of delaying it till next Session of Parliament, the Matter in Dispute being the Tythe of Fish, a principal Part of his Stipend, as Minister serving the Cure in the Parish of North Leith;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to present the said Appeal for the said Reverend Mr. David Johnston and others, and their Lordships will receive the same, and make the usual Order to the said James Chalmers and John Watson to answer the same:"

And thereupon the Agent was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to present the said Appeal as desired.

Smyth's Naturalization, &c. Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dame Charlotte Sophia Smyth, Wife of Sir Robert Smyth Baronet; and for qualifying and enabling her to hold and enjoy a Rent Charge limited to her upon her Marriage, in the Name of her Jointure;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Zeigenbein's and Pieschell's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Engelberts Ziegenbein and Charles Augustus Pieschell;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Highclere, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Arable Fields, Commons and Waste Lands, in the Manors and Parishes of Highclere and Burghclere, in the County of Southampton."

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

D. Athol.
D. Chandos.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
E. Westmorland.
E. Abercorn.
E. Marchmont.
E. Clarendon.
V. Wentworth.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Loughborough.
L. Porchester.

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

Petition against, referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of several Persons praying "To be heard by themselves or their Counsel, against so much of the last-mentioned Bill as affects the Rights of the Petitioners," be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, with Liberty for the Petitioners to be heard by their Counsel against the said Bill, before the said Committee as desired, as also Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.

Lords added to Committee.

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been or shall be present this Session be added to the said Committee.

Pinnock's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Pinnock Widow and Relict of Henry Pinnock, late of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, Gardener, deceased, for and on Behalf of Ann Pinnock their only Child, an Infant of the Age of Three Years; 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 Mr. Justice Buller and Mr. Baron Perryn, 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 Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of St. Davids reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parish of Hingham, in the County of Norfolk," 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 were read by the Clerk as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 1. L. 31. Leave out from ("Hingham") to ("and") in Line 33.

Pr. 11. L. 5. Leave out from ("inclosed") to ("And") in Press 12 Line 40.

Pr. 24. L. 20 and 21. Leave out ("in lieu of Tithes as aforesaid, and").

"Pr. 34. L. 18. Leave out from ("Parish") to ("in") in Line 20."

And the said Amendments being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

Johnston against Chalmers and Watson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Reverend Mr. David Johnston Minister, and the Remanent Members of the Kirk Session of North Leith, complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 23d of July, the 29th of November, and 16th of December 1777; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of 18th of November and 5th of December 1780, in so far as they find the Defenders not liable for the Tiend or Duty of Fish, which have paid Tiend elsewhere, or shall be afterwards exported; 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, seem meet; and that James Chalmers Merchant, and John Watson Cooper in Leith, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmers and John Watson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 2d Day of March next, and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Counsel or Agent in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir J. Scott and Kerr against Sir G. Elliot:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Soott of Ancrum, Baronet, and Patrick Kerr of Abbotrule, Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of January 1781; 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 Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto, Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Gilbert Elliot may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Friday the 2d Day of March next, and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Chalmer to enter into Recog. on it.

The House being moved, " That James Chalmer of Leicester Fields, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Sir John Scott Baronet, and Patrick Kerr Esquire, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Shotesham Saint Mary, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for for dividing and enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parishes of Shotesham Saint Mary, Shotesham Saint Botolph, Shotesham All Saints and Shotesham Saint Martins, in the County of Norfolk."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stratford, &c. Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, " An Act for continuing the Term of an Act made in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, "for repairing and widening the Roads from the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick, through Alcester in the said County, and Feckenham to a Place called Bradley Brook, in the County of Worcester, and from Alcester through Great Coughton and Crab's Cross, in the said County of Warwick, and through Hewell Lane and Burcott to the Cross of Hands on a Common called The Leekhay, and out of Hewell Lane through Church Lane and Tutnell, to Bromsgrove, in the said County of Worcester."

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 Mr. Anguish and Mr. Pechell:

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

Culham, &c. Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair such Part of the Roads described in the last-mentioned Act as leads from the End of Culham Bridge, next to Culham, in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon, in the County of Berks, and from the Mayor's Stone at the End of Boar Street, in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid, to Shippon, in the said County of Berks; and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield, in the same County."

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

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

Kater's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Herman Kater."

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.

Chasseaud and others take the Oaths in order to their Naturalization.

Peter Chasseaud, James Mary Siordet and John Lewis Hoofstetter took the Oaths appointed in order to their Naturalization.

Chasseaud's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Chasseaud."

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.

Siordet and Hooffstetter's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Mary Siordet and John Lewis Hoofstetter."

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.

Militia augmenting Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Militia;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, septimum diem Instantis Februarii horâ undecimâ Auroræ dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 7o Februarii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Darlington.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Camden.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day George Lord De Ferrars, and Robert Lord Romney, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Butler against Butler et al.

A Petition of Sarah Butler Widow, and Robert Bryan Esquire, and Sarah Elizabeth his Wife, Respondents to the Appeal of James Butler Esquire, was presented and read; setting forth, "That the Appellant James Butler, in the Month of November 1779, presented his Appeal to their Lordships, from a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 28th of April 1774, which Appeal came on to be heard before their Lordships on the 31st Day of May last, when Counsel for the Petitioners, but no Counsel appearing for the Appellant, their Lordships were pleased to dismiss the said Appeal, and to affirm the said Decree or Order with Fifty Pounds Costs; that on bringing the said Appeal, Mr. Joseph Hickey, the Appellant's Agent, entered into the usual Recognizance for Payment of such Costs as their Lordships should appoint; that the Petitioners have caused the said Appellant, James Butler, to be served with a Copy of their Lordships Order of the 31st of May last, and have also caused a Demand to be made upon the said Appellant for the said Sum of Fifty Pounds by the said Order directed to be paid as aforesaid, but the said Appellant hath absolutely refused to pay the same, and the said Joseph Hickey hath also refused to pay the said Fifty Pounds, although the Petitioners have caused him also to be served with their Lordships said Order of the 31st of May last, and have caused a Demand in like Manner to be made upon him for such Sum of Money;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That the said Recognizance entered into by the said Joseph Hickey may be estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, for the Benefit of the Petitioners, or to give them such other Relief in the Premises as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

Whereupon Mr. Lane, the Agent for the Respondents, was called in; and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he applied to the said Mr. Hickey, a few Days after their Lordships Judgment was pronounced, for the said Costs, who told him he would write to Ireland about it; that he has applied to him several Times since, but he refused to pay the same; that on the 3d of July last he wrote a Note to him, acquainting him that he would apply to the House to have the Recognizance estreated:" Mr. Lane then produced and read at the Bar an Affidavit of Denis Leeson of Cullum in the County of Kilkenny in Ireland, of his having served the said Appellant James Butler, on the 19th of December 1780, with a Copy of the Judgment of the House, and of his having demanded the said Costs of the Appellant, who refused to pay the same.

He was directed to withdraw.

Recognizance estreated.

Ordered, That the Recognizance entered into by the said Joseph Hickey to His Majesty in the Sum of Two hundred Pounds for the Payment of such Costs as this House should appoint in case the said Decree from which the said James Butler appealed, should be affirmed, be estreated into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer for the Benefit of the Petitioners.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein John Ambrose is Appellant, and the Reverend Robert Hodgson Clerk and Catherine his Wife, and Catherine Belchier, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Wednesday next, and that the Judges do then attend; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Ld. W. Gordon against Vs. Irwin et al.

Ordered, That this House will hear the Cause wherein the Right Honourable Lord William Gordon is Appellant, and Frances Viscountess Irwin and others, are Respondents, by Counsel at the Bar on Friday next.

Vs. Irwin's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Frances Viscountess Dowager Irwin Widow of the Right Honourable Charles late Lord Viscount Irwin deceased, 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. Justice Ashhurst, 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 Petition; and also, that the Judges having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Corbet et al. against Barry and King.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Cunningham Corbet, John Duguid and Thomas Scott Merchants in Glasgow, and the Representatives of John Cross late Merchant there, deceased, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 25th of July 1778 and 18th of January 1780; and also of Four Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the 25th of November and 2d of December 1780, and 20th and 24th of January 1781; 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 William Barry Merchant in Cork, and James King Merchant in Port Glasgow, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Barry and James King may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 7th Day of March next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recog. on Johnston's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Reverend Mr. David Johnston and others, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Ritchie against Wilson & Co.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Ritchie and others, Merchants in Glasgow, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Messieurs James Wilson and Company, Merchants in Glasgow, are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, in the Beginning of this Session of Parliament, presented their Appeal to their Lordships, from certain Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland; that the Respondents have not put in any Answer to the said Appeal, nor stated themselves Parties before their Lordships; that the Petitioners have since been advised to submit to the Effects of the said Interlocutors;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, as desired.

Militia augmenting Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for augmenting the Militia."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Smyth's Naturalization, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dame Charlotte Sophia Smyth, Wife of Sir Robert Smyth Baronet, and for qualifying and enabling her to hold and enjoy a Rent Charge limited to her upon her Marriage, in the Name of her Jointure."

Ziegenbein and Pieschell's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Engelberts Zeigenbien and Charles Augustus Pieschell."

Bp. Bangor to preach on Fast Day.

Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Bangor be, and he is hereby desired to preach before this House on Wednesday the 21st Day of this Instant February, in the Abbey Church Westminster, being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation for a General Fast.

Hingham Enclosure Bill.

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

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

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

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

Plymouth Docks, &c. Decrees of Commissioners delivered.

The Earl of Hillsborough delivered to the House, pursuant to Two Acts in the last Session of Parliament;

Copies of the Judgements and Decrees of the Commissioners appointed pursuant to an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort;" so far as the same relate to the Purchase of the Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments necessary for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Sheerness, and for better defending the Passage of the River Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury Fort."

Also, "Copies of the Judgements and Decrees of the Commissioners appointed pursuant to an Act passed in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Chatham."

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris nonum diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 9o Februarii 1781.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devonshire.
Dux Gordon.
Dux Athol.
Dux Portland.
Dux Dorset.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Rockingham.
Comes Hertford, Camerarius.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Ker.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Gower.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Spencer.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Le Despencer.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Edgcumbe.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Pelham.
Ds. Beaulieu.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Sundridge.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Alexander Duke of Gordon, Archibald Earl of Eglintoun, Edward Lord Beaulieu, and Thomas Lord Foley, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Ld. W. Gordon against Vs. Irwin et al.

This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable William Gordon, commonly called Lord William Gordon, complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery of the 2d of January 1781; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, and the Master's last-mentioned Report therein confirmed, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" to which Appeal Frances Viscountess Irwin and Albany Wallis, and also Frances Ingram Shepheard, Elizabeth Ingram Shepheard, Harriot Ingram Shepheard, Infants, by the said Frances Viscountess Irwin and Albany Wallis their Guardians, and the Right Honourable Francis Seymour Conway commonly called Lord Viscount Beauchamp, and Isabella Ann his Wife, are Respondents; Counsel appeared for the Appellant, but no Counsel appearing for the Respondents, and the Appellant's Counsel having been fully heard, the Counsel were directed to withdraw;

Order Affirmed.

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

Culham, &c. Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts of the Ninth and Twenty-eighth Years of His late Majesty King George the Second, for amending and keeping in Repair such Part of the Roads described in the last mentioned Act, as leads from the End of Culham Bridge next to Culham, in the County of Oxford, to the End of Burford Bridge next to Abingdon, in the County of Berks; and from the Mayor's Stone at the End of Boar Street, in the Town of Abingdon aforesaid, to Shippon, in the said County of Berks, and from thence to the West End of the Town of Fyfield, 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."

Kater's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Herman Kater," was committed.

Chasseaud's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Chasseaud," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill (fn. 1) be engrossed.

Siordet and Hooffstetter's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing James Mary Siordet and John Lewis Hooffstetter," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Ziegenbein and Pieschell's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Engelberts Ziegenbein and Charles Augustus Pieschell."

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

Ld. President.
D. Grafton.
D. Bolton.
D. Devonsbire.
D. Gordon.
D. Athol.
D. Portland.
D. Dorset.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Rockingham.
Ld. Chamberlain.
E. Pembroke & Montgomery.
E. Denbigh.
E. Sandwich.
E. Essex.
E. Abingdon.
E. Coventry.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Dunmore.
E. Marchmont.
E. Ferrers.
E. Strafford.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Macclesfield.
E. Ker.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Gower.
E. Bucks.
E. Fauconberg.
E. Spencer.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Clarendon.
E. Mansfield.
V. Stormont.
V. Wentworth.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Hampden.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. Davids.
L. Le Despencer.
L. Abergavenny.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Osborne.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Cadogan.
L. Edgcumbe.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Pelham.
L. Beaulieu.
L. Digby.
L. Sundridge.
L. Amherst.
L. Foley.
L. Loughborough.
L. Porchester.

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

Smyth's Naturalization, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Dame Charlotte Sophia Smyth, Wife of Sir Robert Smyth Baronet, and for qualifying and enabling her to hold and enjoy a Rent Charge limited to her upon her Marriage, in the Name of her Jointure."

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.

Gooch's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Gooch Esquire, with Elizabeth Sarah Gooch his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" which stands appointed for Tuesday next, be put off to Thursday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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