House of Lords Journal Volume 37
February 1785 21-30

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February 1785 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 21o Februarii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Pincke and Thornycroft against Thornycroft et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Alured Pincke Esquire and Ann Thornycroft Spinster are Appellants, and Edward Thornycroft Esquire, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next, and that the Counsel be called in precisely at One o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Friday next, be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in course.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty-five."

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.

Whitchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch, in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich, in the County of Chester, and Newcastle-under-Lyne, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid."

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

D. Bridgewater.
E. Westmorland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bucks.
E. Bathurst.
E. Clarendon.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Sydney.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Loughborough.
L. Sommers.

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

Salop Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and the New Inn, and from the Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop, and for making the same more effectual."

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.

Marine Regulation Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces while on Shore;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Holden to take the Name of Rose, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Lucas Holden to take and use the Surname of Rose."

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

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

Wiple's Naturalization Bill.

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

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.

Van Hagen's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen."

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.

Bruce against Cleghorns.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bruce, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Robert Cleghorn and Alexander Cleghorn are Respondents, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, "That the Petitioner having lately changed his Agent, he found that in the Appeal the Dates of Three of the Interlocutors of the 22d of November 1777, the 19th of June 1778, and the 18th of February 1779, have been omitted, and also an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 14th of November 1781, is omitted;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That he may be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by inserting the Dates of the said Three Interlocutors, and also by inserting the said Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 14th of November 1781, he amending the Respondent's Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to amend his said Appeal, by inserting the Dates of the said Interlocutors, and also by inserting the Interlocutor of the 14th of November 1781, as desired, he amending the Respondent's Copy.

Fraseragainst Lord Advocate for Scotland.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Fraser of Lovat Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, and of His Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, Respondent thereto, which stands appointed for Hearing, setting forth, "That both the Parties in this Cause are desiorus that the Hearing thereof should for some Time be postponed;" and therefore praying, "That the Hearing of this Cause be postponed till the first Cause Day after Easter:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till the first Cause Day after Easter, as desired.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 22o Februarii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Queensberry.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Bridgewater.
Dux Montagu.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchelsea & Nottingham.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Morton.
Comes Eglintoun.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Breadalbane.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Bucks.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Harcourt.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Northington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Abergavenny.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Grosvenor.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby, Br.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Onslow & Cranley.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Grantham.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Cardiff.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Southampton.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Camelford.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Bulkeley.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, and Henry Lord Stawell, took the Oaths and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Salop Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street to Beckbury and the New Inn, and from the Birches Brook to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop, and for making the same more effectual," 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."

Whitchurch Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An continue the Term and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch, in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich, in the County of Chester, and Newcastle-under-Lyne, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid," was committed.

Holden to take the Name of Rose, Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Lucas Holden to take and use the Surname of Rose," was committed.

Wiple's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Wiple," was committed.

Malt Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, and granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty five."

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."

Marine Regulation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces, while on Shore."

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.

Faversham Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Port of Faversham, the Hundreds of Faversham and Boughton, and the several Parishes of Ospringe, Seasalter, and Whitstable, in the County of Kent."

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

Ld. President.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Queensberry.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Bridgewater.
D. Montagu.
M. Buckingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchelsea & Nottingham.
E. Sandwich.
E. Carlisle.
E. Rochford.
E. Coventry.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Morton.
E. Eglintoun.
E. Cassillis.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Balcarras.
E. Breadalbane.
E. Dunmore.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Bucks.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Harcourt.
E. Cornwallis.
E. Fauconberg.
E. De la Warr.
E. Northington.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Bathurst.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Clarendon.
E. Abergavenny.
E. Talbot.
E. Grosvenor.
V. Hereford.
V. Weymouth.
V. Stormont.
V. Falmouth.
V. Sackville.
V. Howe.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Lich. & Cov.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Sydney.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Howard of Walden.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Middleton.
L. Onslow & Cranley.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Ponsonby.
L. Stawell.
L. Grantham.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Digby.
L. Cardiff.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Foley.
L. Loughborough.
L. Walsingham.
L. Southampton.
L. Porchester.
L. Grantley.
L. Rodney.
L. Rawdon.
L. Camelford.
L. Carteret.
L. Bulkeley.
L. Sommers.
L. Berwick.

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

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on Innes's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands of Brewer Street Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander Innes Esquire, on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Longlands may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant as desired.

Order for the Lords to be summoned discharged.

Ordered, That the Order made on Friday last, for the Lords to be summoned, to attend the Service of the House on Thursday next, be discharged.

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House, on Tuesday next.

Newfound land Trade Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

The said Bill, was accordingly read a Second Time.

Moved, "That the said Bill be committed."

Which being objected to;

After long Debate,

The Question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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.

Ireland, Resolutions of Lords and Commons delivered.

The Lord Sydney (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

Resolutions of the Houses of Lords and Commons of Ireland, 12th Day of February 1785."

Also, "Resolutions of the Houses of Lords and Commons of Ireland, 16th Day of February 1785:" together with a List thereof.

Which being read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the said Resolutions do lie on the Table

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mer curii, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 23o Februarii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Moray.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Digby.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Biddenden Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road which leads from Ashford to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gate; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rotherham Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, An Act for amending, and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham, in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley, in the County of Derby, and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham, into the present Turnpike Road on the East Side of Tankersley Park, in the said County of York, so far as the same relates to the Road, leading from Rotherham aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Doncaster Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, An Act for amending, and widening the Road from Tinsley, in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Marine Regulation Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces, while on Shore."

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."

Newfoundland Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects, in the Island of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

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."

Malt Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year, One thousand seven hundred and eighty five."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Whitchurch Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act, made in the Seventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, to repair and widen the Roads from Whitchurch in the County of Salop, to the Turnpike Road between Nantwich, in the County of Chester, and Newcastle-under-Lyne, and from Hinstock to Nantwich aforesaid."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salop Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads leading from the Buck's Head at Watling Street, to Beckbury and the New Inn, and from the Birches Brook, to the Hand Post in the Parish of Kemberton, in the County of Salop, and for making the same more effectual."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Holden to take the Name of Rose, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Lucas Holden, to take and use the Surname of Rose."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Wiple's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Frederick Wiple."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Ld. V. Falmouth et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Right Honourable George Evelyn Lord Viscount Falmouth, and others, praying Leave to bring in a private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth, and others, and the Guardians of their Issue Male, to make Leases of the Estates in Cornwall devised by the Will of Hugh late Viscount Falmouth deceased, and also to grant Setts, and Leases of the Mines therein."

Topp and Hanchett's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Richard Topp of Whitton in the County of Salop Esquire, and John Martin Hanchett an Infant, by John Hanchett Esquire his Father and Guardian; 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 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.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on Tod's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for William Tod 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Veneris, 25o Februarii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Portland.
Dux Bridgewater.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Gower.
Comes Northington.
Viscount Falmouth.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Middleton et al. against Welles et al.

The Answer of Richard Welles and others, to the Appeal of James Middleton and others, was this Day brought in.

Pincke and Thornycroft against Thornycroft et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Alured Pincke Esquire and Ann Thornycroft Spinster are Appellants, and Edward Thornycroft Esquire and others are Respondents:

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

Newfoundland Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confining for a limited Time, the Trade between the Ports of the United States of America, and His Majesty's Subjects in the Island of Newfoundland, to Bread, Flour, and Live Stock, to be imported in none but British built Ships, actually belonging to British Subjects, and navigated according to Law, clearing out from the Ports of His Majesty's European Dominions, and furnished with a Licence according to the Form hereunto annexed."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marine Regulation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Marine Forces, while on Shore."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Biddenden Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, and widening the Road from the Town of Biddenden, in the Weald of Kent, through the Towns of Smarden and Charing, to join the Turnpike Road, which leads from Ashford to Feversham, at a Place called Bound Gate."

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

D. Portland.
D. Bridgewater.
M. Buckingham.
E. Suffolk & Berkshire.
E. Moray.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Ferrers.
E. Gower.
E. Northington.
V. Falmouth.
V. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Sackville.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Sommers.

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

Rotherham Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending, and widening the Road from the South End of the Town of Rotherham, in the County of York, to the present Turnpike Road near Pleasley, in the County of Derby, and also the Road from the North End of the said Town of Rotherham, into the present Turnpike Road, on the East Side of Tankersley Park, in the said County of York, so far as the same relates to the Road, leading from Rotherham aforesaid, to the Turnpike Road near Pleasley aforesaid."

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.

Doncaster Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for amending and widening the Road from Tinsley, in the County of York, to the Town of Doncaster in the said County."

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

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

L. Falmouth's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth and others, and the Guardians of their issue Male, to make Leases of the Estates in Cornwall, devised by the Will of Hugh late Viscount Falmouth, deceased; and also to grant Setts and Leases of the Mines therein."

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 Saturday the 12th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cotes' Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Cotes of Woodcote in the County of Salop Esquire, Devisee for Life of the real Estates therein mentioned; Charles Cotes, James Cotes, Thomas Cotes, and Washington Cotes, the younger Brothers of the said John Cotes, respectively remainder-men for Life of the same Estates, with Remainder to their First and other Sons in Tail-Male, 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 Gould, 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.

Bushby against Copland et al:

Upon reading the Petition of John Bushby, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Copland Esquire and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for hearing, setting forth, That the Matters in Dispute in this Cause having been settled between the Parties, the Petitioner is desirous to withdraw his Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the said Respondents having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

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

Grove et al. against Sir J. Grant et al.

A Petition of Martha Grove and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir James Grant Baronet and others are Respondents, was presented and read, setting forth, That this Cause was only set down for hearing on Wednesday the 16th instant; that from so many Causes which stood in the Paper before it being put off, the same will stand for hearing in Course on Friday next: That the Petitioner's Scotch Counsel, who is engaged to argue this and another Cause, wherein similar Points of Scotch Law occur, is now engaged in the Court of Session, but will be in London at the ending of the Term of the said Court: That as the necessary Papers are not arrived from Scotland, the Appellants cannot be prepared for the Hearing in so short a Time, and as no Inconveniency can arise from a few Weeks Delay to either Party, the Petitioners humbly pray their Lordships to put off the Hearing of this Cause to Wednesday the 23d Day of March next, or such other Day in the present Session as to their Lordships shall seem proper."

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

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Wednesday the 23d Day of March next, as desired.

Holt and Leigh's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Holt of the City of Chester Esquire, for and on Behalf of Himself and his infant Children, and of Holt Leigh of Leigh Place in the County of Lancaster Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petion 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 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamenum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 28o Februarii 1785.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Moray.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Dunmore.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum secretariorum.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Pincke and Thornycroft against Thornycroft:

After hearing Counsel as well on Monday the 21st, and Friday the 25th, as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alured Pincke Esquire, and Anne Thornycroft Spinster, complaining of a Decree or Order of Dismission of the Court of Chancery of the 2d of July 1783, and praying, "That the same might be reversed or varied; or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships' great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also upon the joint and several Answer of Edward Thornycroft Esquire, Ann Thornycroft, and Eleanor Thornycroft, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Decree reversed with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree or Order of Dismission complained of in the said Appeal be and the same is hereby reversed: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Bill be retained in the said High Court of Chancery for Twelve Months from this Time, or so much longer as the said Court shall, on future Circumstances to arise in the Cause, think fit to order; and that the Plaintiff shall be at Liberty, in the mean Time, to bring such Action or Actions at Law, as he shall be advised for Recovery of the Lands and other Premises mentioned in the Pleadings: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Defendant Edward Thornycroft do, on or before the last Day of Easter Term next, produce before and leave with One of the Masters of the said Court (to be appointed for that Purpose by the Court) upon Oath, the Deeds of the 8th and 9th Days of May 1745, mentioned in the Pleadings, and all other Deeds, Writings, and Muniments respecting the Title of the Testatrix above in the Pleadings named to the said Lands and Premises in his Custody or Power: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Plaintiff shall be at Liberty to inspect the same in the Hands of the said Master; and to take Copies thereof, or of such Part thereof as he shall be advised at his own Expence: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That such of the said Deeds, Writings, and Muniments as either Side shall give Notice to have produced at the Trial of the said Action, shall be produced accordingly: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Defendant, Edward Thornycroft, shall not be at Liberty in such Action or Actions, or any Trial to be had thereon, to set up the Trust Term mentioned in the Deeds of the 15th and 16th of March 1722, and 18th Day of June 1741, or any other unsatisfied Term or Terms outstanding, in the Hands of any other Persons than the said Defendant: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the said Defendant Edward Thornycroft shall not insist in such Action or Actions, or in any Trial to be had thereon on the said Fine mentioned in the Pleadings, or on any Non-claim which may have ensued thereon, or on any other Fine or Non-claim which may have incurred since siling the original Bill in this Cause: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That in Case the Plaintiff shall not bring such Action or Actions, and proceed to Trial thereon within the Time aforesaid, the Plaintiff's Bill shall stand dismissed out of Court with Costs, as the said Court shall direct; but in Case the Plaintiff shall bring such Action, and proceed to Trial within the Time aforesaid: Then it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That the Consideration of Costs, and of all further Directions, shall be reserved in and to the said High Court of Chancery, till after the Trial and Determination of the said Action or Actions: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That all Parties shall be at Liberty to apply to the said Court of Chancery, as they shall be advised.

Bolton Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving, continuing, and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from a Place called Nightingales, in the Township of Heath Charnock, to the Bridge at the West End of the Town of Bolton in the Moors, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Huntingdon Paving Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting the High Street, and other Places within the Town of Huntingdon, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Tamm's Naturalization Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Simon Tamm;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marston Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing or letting a certain Common, and certain Waste Grounds, lying within the Parish of Marston Montgomery, in the County of Derby, and applying the Profits thereof in aid of the Poor's Rate, and other Parochial Taxes of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen., horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.