House of Lords Journal Volume 37
April 1786 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: April 1786 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 441-448. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116790 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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April 1786 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
March. Buckingham.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Vere.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Hill against Buchanans:

After hearing Counsel as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the amended Petition and Appeal of James Hill Writer in Glasgow, Trustee upon the sequestrated Estate of Wilson and Brown of Glasgow Merchants, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 25th of January and 26th of February 1785; 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 George Buchanan of Glasgow, and John Buchanan of Greenock Merchants, 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 Interlocutors therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed.

York Buildings Co. against L.Elphinstone.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Cause which stands for To-Morrow be put off to the First Cause Day after the Recess at Easter; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Flookersbrook Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from Flookersbrook Bridge within the Township of Newton, near Chester, to the South End of Wilderspool Causeway, and from the Market Town of Frodsham to Ashton Lane End, in the Township of Ashton, in the County of Chester."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
M. Buckingham.
E. Stamford.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bathurst.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Vere.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.

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.

Upper Wallop Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places in the several Parishes of Upper Wallop, Hursbourne, Pryors, and Tufton, in the County of Southampton."

Harvington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and all other Commonable Land within the Parish of Harvington, in the County of Worcester."

Bray Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, a Common Meadow, and Common Pasture and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Bray, in the County of Berks."

Bills passed by Commission.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

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

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking sit 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; (videlicet)

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 to explain and amend certain Provisions of an Act made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, respecting the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company." "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts within the Town and Borough of Deal, and the Parishes of Ripple, Sutton, Northbourne, Great Mongeham, Little Mongeham, Tilmanstone, Betshanger, Ham and Sholden, in the County of Kent." "An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon; and for setting the Poor on Work and maintaining them there; and for obliging the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth to contribute towards the County Rates of Devon; and for applying for the Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus Monies which have formerly arisen by the Assessment for raising the Land Tax in the said Town; and for granting further Power to the Guardians of the Poor of the Town of Plymouth in the County of Devon." An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure, within the several Parishes lying between Putney and Rotherhithe, both inclusive, in the County of Surrey." An Act to amend and render effectual, Two Acts of the Ninth and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford." "An Act to continue and render more effectual so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as imposes a Duty on Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour." "An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn in Dunstable in the County of Bedford, to the Way turning out of the said Road up to Shafford House in the County of Hertford." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill through the Parishes of Horsmonden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley to West Farley Street in the said County of Kent." "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross in the Parish of Brenchley in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonden and Goudhurst, by the Left Hand side of Iden Green, to the Turnpike Road on Wilsley Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Gore through the Parish of Marden, to Stile Bridge in the said Parish, and from Underden Green in Marden aforesaid, to Wanshutt's Green, in the County of Kent." An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe in the County of Somerset, and other Roads adjoining or near thereto." "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Port, Town and Borough of Minehead, and from Dunster and Watchet in the County of Somerset." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Great Grimsby Haven, at or near a Place called the Upper Sand End to Wold Newton Church, and from Nuns Farm to the Mill Field in the Parish of Irby in the County of Lincoln." "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, and also of Two Acts made one in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Road from Spittlegate Hill to Foston Bridge in the County of Lincoln." An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Stephen Tress, in the County of Sussex, in Trustees, to convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement, for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Shottery, in the Parish of Old Stratford otherwise Stratford upon Avon, in the County of Warwick." "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, and Commonable or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Oddington, in the County of Gloucester." "An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathen, in the Parishes of Narberth, and Robestone Wathen, in the County of Pembroke." "An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds, lying and being within the Parish of West Pennard, in the County of Somerset." "An Act to enable George Tasburgh Esquire (lately called George Crathorne) and his Heirs Male, to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Tasburgh only, pursuant to the Will and also to a certain Settlement made by George Tasburgh Esquire deceased." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations We cannot convenlently 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 Our most dear Son and our faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; the most Reverend Father in God Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousin and Counsellor Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Duke of Chandos, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond; George Duke of Montagu, Master of Our Horse; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors James Earl of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Groom of our Stole; Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Francis Lord Osborne, One of Our principal Secretaries of State, and Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you, the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose, and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts, with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enroll 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 not withstanding: In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of April, in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with his own Hand.

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

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

1. "An Act to explain and amend certain Provisions of an Act, made in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, respecting the better Regulation and Management of the Affairs of the East India Company."

2. "An Act for the more easy and speedy Recovery of small Debts, within the Town and Borough of Deal, and the Parishes of Ripple, Sutton, Northbourne, Great Mongeham, Little Mongeham, Tilmanstone, Betshanger, Ham, and Sholden, in the County of Kent."

3."An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, and for setting the Poor on Work, and maintaining them there; and for obliging the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth, to contribute towards the County Rates of Devon; and for applying for the Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus Monies, which have formerly arisen by the Assessment for raising the Land Tax in the said Town; and for granting further Power to the Guardians of the Poor of the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon."

4."An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Admeasurement of Coals sold by Wharf Measure, within the several Parishes lying between Putney and Rotherhithe, both inclusive, in the County of Surrey."

5. "An Act to amend and render effectual Two Acts of the Ninth and Fifteenth Years of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford."

6."An Act to amend and render more effectual, so much of an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, as imposes a Duty on Ships and Vessels anchoring in the Harbour of Alloa, in the County of Clackmannan, for repairing the Pier of the said Harbour."

7."An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from the Black Bull Inn in Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, to the Way turning out of the said Road up to Shafford House, in the County of Hertford."

8."An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Town of Wadhurst, in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound and Pullen's Hill, in the County of Kent, and from the Top of Pullen's Hill through the Parishes of Horsmonden, Marden, Yalden, and West Farley, to West Farley Street, in the said County of Kent."

9."An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Roads leading from the Turnpike Road at Kipping's Cross, in the Parish of Brenchley, in the County of Kent, through the Parishes of Brenchley, Horsmonsden, and Goudhurst, by the left Hand Side of Iden Green to the Turnpike Road on Wilsley Green, in the Parish of Cranbrooke, and from a Place near Goudhurst Gore, through the Parish of Marden to Stile Bridge in the said Parish, and from Underden Green in Marden aforesaid, to Wanshutt's Green in the County of Kent."

10."An Act for amending and widening several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe, in the County of Somerset, and other Roads adjoining or near thereto."

11."An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for repairing and widening several Roads leading from the Port, Town and Borough of Minehead, and from Dunster and Watchet, in the County of Somerset."

12. "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Great Grimsby Haven, at or near a Place called the Upper Sand End, to Wold Newton Church, and from Nuns Farm to the Mill Field in the Parish of Irby, in the County of Lincoln."

13."An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, and also of Two Acts made, One in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the First, and the other in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, so far as the said Two Acts relate to the Road from Spittlegate Hill to Foston Bridge, in the County of Lincoln."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

14."An Act for vesting the settled Estate of Stephen Tress, in the County of Sussex, in Trustees to convey the same, pursuant to an Agreement for the Sale thereof; and for laying out the Money in the Purchase of other Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the like Uses."

15."An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Common Fields, Common Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands, within the Hamlet of Shottery, in the Parish of Old Stratford, otherwise Stratford-upon-Avon, in the County of Warwick."

16."An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows and Pastures, and Commonable or Waste Lands, within the Parish of Oddington, in the County of Gloucester."

17."An Act for dividing and enclosing several Parcels of Waste Grounds, within the Manors of Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, and Robestone Wathan, in the Parishes of Narberth and Robestone Wathan, in the County of Pembroke."

18."An Act for dividing, enclosing, and allotting certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands lying and being within the Parish of West Pennard in the County of Somerset."

19."An Act to enable George Tasburgh Esquire (lately called George Crathorne) and his Heirs Male to take and bear the Surname and Arms of Tasburgh only, pursuant to the Will, and also to a certain Settlement made by George Tasburgh Esquire deceased."

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.

Ld. Vere takes the Oaths.

This Day Aubrey Lord Vere took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Westbury Poor Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Westbury, in the County of Wilts," 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."

Bishopp's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the devised Estate of Robert Bishopp deceased, in the County of Surrey, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising from the Sale in the Purchase of another Estate to be settled to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Chatteris Ferry Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Fifth and Seventh Years of His present Majesty, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned, leading from Chatteris Ferry to the Town of Wisbech Saint Peter's in the Isle of Ely, and other Places in the said Acts mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bawtry Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge, in the County of Nottingham, to Hainton, in the County of Lincoln, and from North Willingham to the North End of the Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langton, and from West Raisin to Pilford Bridge, and from the Great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common, and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth, and from Haxey Field to the Trent at Kinnald Ferry, in the said County of Lincoln," as relates to the First and Second Districts of Roads therein described;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

L. Carteret's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to effectuate and establish an Exchange between the Right Honourable Henry Frederick Lord Carteret and his Trustees, with the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of the College of the Lady Frances Sydney Sussex, in the University of Cambridge, of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Rectory of Saint Mary Week, otherwise Week Saint Mary, in the County of Cornwall, for the Advowson and Right of Patronage of and to the Vicarage of Wilstead, otherwise Wilshampstead, in the County of Bedford."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
M. Buckingham.
E. Stamford.
E. Hopetoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Bathurst.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Sydney.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Vere.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Amherst.
L. Rawdon.

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

Barlow's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estates in the Town and County of Southampton, devised by the Will of Benjamin Barlow deceased, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Purchase Money in another Estate, to be settled in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."

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 the 26th Day of this Instant April, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

V. Gallway's Estate Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Estates in the County of Nottingham, entailed by the Will of the Right Honourable Henry William Arundell Viscount Gallway, in Trustees, to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of Estates situate in the West Riding of the County of York, to be settled to the same Uses."

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 3d Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Walker against Fletcher.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Jane Fletcher, otherwise Gordon, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which William Walker Esquire, is Appellant; setting forth, "That this Appeal is taken from a Decree of the Court of Session, appointing the Appellant to pay a certain Sum to the Respondent for her Aliment and Subsistence, and while it depends she is absolutely destitute: In such Circumstances she hopes that their Lordships will order the Cause to be heard on an early Day;" and therefore praying, "Their Lordships will be pleased to appoint this Cause to be heard on Wednesday the 3d Day of May next, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall think proper, the Agent for the Appellant having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on Tuesday the 2d Day of May next.

Wardens, &c. of All Souls College Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of the Wardens and Fellows of All Souls College, in the University of Oxford, and the Reverend Peter Rashleigh; 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 for applying Part of the Trust Fund which was given by the Will of Doctor Ralph Freeman for repairing or rebuilding the Vicarage House of the Parish of Barking, in the County of Essex, in purchasing a convenient Piece of Ground in the said Parish, and in building a new Vicarage House thereon."

Dumbarton Highways and Bridges Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Dumbarton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sandwich, &c. Small Debts Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town and Port of Sandwich and Vill of Ramsgate, and the Parishes of Minster and Saint Lawrence, in the Isle of Thanet, Walmer, Ash next Sandwich, Eastry, Wingham, Staple, Goodnestone next Wingham, Chillenden, Nonnington, Woodnesborough, otherwise Winsborow, Eythorne, Word, otherwise Worth, Elmestone, Preston next Wingham, Ickham, and Wickhambreux, in the County of Kent."

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. Pepys:

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

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 12o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Bruce against Dundas.

The Answer of Thomas Dundas of Fingask Esquire, to the Appeal of James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, was this Day brought in.

York Buildings Co. against L.Elphinstone.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers for raising Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock.

Westbury Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Westbury in the County of Wilts."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Upper Wallop, &c. Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Common Fields, Common Downs, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Places in the several Parishes of Upper Wallop, Hursbourn, Pryors, and Tufton, in the County of Southampton."

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

E. Abercorn.
E. Stamford.
E. Bathurst.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
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.

Birstall Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing and amending an Act of the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from the Sign of the Coach and Horses in Birstall to the Turnpike Road at Nunbrook, and from Bradley Lane to the Town of Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

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

Bray Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open and Common Fields, a Common Meadow, and Common Pasture and Commonable Lands within the Parish of Bray in the County of Berks."

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

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

Harvington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2 vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and all other Commonable Land within the Parish of Harvington in the County of Worcester."

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 third Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Methley Enclosure Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Commons, Common Fields, Wastes, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Manor and Parish of Methley in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chatteris Ferry Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts made in the Fifth and Seventh Years of His present Majesty, for repairing certain Roads therein mentioned leading from Chatteris Ferry to the Town of Wisbeach Saint Peter's, in the Isle of Ely, and other Places in the said Acts mentioned."

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.

Debtors' Relief Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons, and to oblige Debtors who shall continue in Execution in Prison beyond a certain Time, and for Sums not exceeding what are mentioned in the Act, to make Discovery of and deliver upon Oath their Estates for their Creditors' Benefit," be printed.

Bawtry Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of so much of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads from Bawtry Bridge in the County of Nottingham to Hainton in the County of Lincoln, and from North Willingham to the North End of the Lane betwixt Dexthorpe and Langton, and from West Raisin to Pilford Bridge, and from the Great Road near Bishop Bridge to Bishop Norton Common, and from the Hamlet of Morton to Epworth, and from Haxey Field to the Trent at Kinnald Ferry, in the said County of Lincoln," as relates to the first and second Districts of Roads therein described."

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

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

Parker against Wells in Error.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error, wherein John Dewie Parker Esquire is Appellant, and John Wells is Defendant:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Errors argued by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Bruce against Dundas.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire is Appellant, and Thomas Dundas of Fingask Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar, on the first vacant Day for Causes, after those already appointed.

Delavalle et al. against Grove et al. Petition for a Bye-Day rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Delavalle Esquire and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company Respondents thereto et è contra, which stands appointed for Hearing; setting forth, That in this Cause several very important and preliminary Questions, come to be decided in the Ranking of the Creditors of this Company, and till it is heard the Ranking cannot proceed, a Variety of Claims depending upon the Issue, and to a very great Amount, and the Scotch Counsel and Agents being now in Town;" the Petitioners therefore pray their Lordships, "To appoint this Cause to be heard on Tuesday the 9th Day of May next, or such other Bye-Day in this present Session, as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.

Caddells against Caddell et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Messieurs William Caddell and Sons Merchants in Cockenzie, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which Margaret Caddell Widow of William Caddell, late Potter in Preston Pans and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That the Petitioners have lately discovered a certain Error in their Appeal, to wit, that in the Action in the Court of Session in Scotland, John Caddell the Elder late of the City of Edinburgh Merchant (since deceased), John Caddell the Younger late of the same Place Merchant, but now of Fisher Row Land Waiter, Patrick Downey of Preston Pans Merchant Thomas Rannie late of Long Niddery but now of Cowsland Farmer, and John Martin of Haddington Tanner, were Pursuers together with the said Margaret Caddell, the Respondent, but that the said John Caddell, Patrick Downey, Thomas Rannie, and John Martin are not made Respondents in this Appeal;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "That they may have Leave to amend their Appeal in the above Particular, they amending the Respondents' Copy:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at Liberty to amend their said Appeal, by making the said several Persons, Parties Respondents thereto as desired, they amending the Respondents' Copy.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum tertium diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 13o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Hopetoun.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathurst.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

York Buildings Company against Ld. Elphinstone:

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein the Governor and Company of Undertakers, for raising Thames Water in York Buildings are Appellants, and John Lord Elphinstone is Respondent:

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Appellants be at Liberty to withdraw their said Appeal, upon Payment of £200 Costs to the said Respondent.

African Company's Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wright from the Admiralty Office attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the 23d Year of His late Majesty,

Copies of Reports to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the States and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Company of Merchants trading thither, made by the late Captain Edward Thompson, of His Majesty's Ship the Grampus;" together with a Schedule thereof; which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

1. "State and Condition of Santa Apollonia Fort, the 13th of December 1785."

2. "Report of the Fort at Dixcove the 22d of December 1785."

3."State and Condition of British Secundee Fort in September 1785."

4."State and Condition of Commenda Fort the 25th of December 1785."

5. "State and Condition of Cape Coast Castle the 16th January 1786."

6. "State and Condition of Annamaboe Fort the 6th of January 1786."

7. "Report of the Fort at Tantumquerry the 7th of January 1786."

8. "State and Condition of Winnebah Fort the 11th of January 1786."

9. "State and Condition of James, Accra and Vernon's Fort Prampram, the 13th of January 1786."

10. "A short Account of the State and Condition of Appollonia, independent of that given by the Committee's Servants by Edward Thompson."

11. "A short Account of the State and Condition of Dixcove, independent of that given by the Committee's Servants by Edward Thompson."

12. "A short Account of the State and Condition of Secundee, independent of that given by the Committee's Servants by Edward Thompson."

13. "A short Account of the State and Condition of Commenda, independent of that given by the Committee's Servants by Edward Thomson."

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

Flookers brook Bridge Road Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Flookersbrook Bridge, within the Township of Newton near Chester, to the South End of Wilderspool Causeway, and from the Market Town of Frodsham to Ashton Lane End, in the Township of Ashton, in the County of Chester," 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."

Inge et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Henrietta Inge Widow 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 empower the Guardians of William Phillips Inge Esquire, and of his Sisters, to make or grant Building and other Leases, during their respective Minorities; and also to make Exchanges of intermixed Lands in or near the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick.'

Shipton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Mary Shipton Widow 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 for vesting the Estate late of John Shipton Esquire, deceased, in the County of Warwick in Trustees to be sold, and disposed of for the Payment of his Debts and certain of the Legacies, given by his Will and Codicil; and for laying out the Residue of the Money arising by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the Uses, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Rolle's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the settled Estates, of Denys Rolle and John Rolle Esquires, in Trustees upon Trust to sell the same, and to purchase Estates contiguous to the principal Estates of the said Denys Rolle and John Rolle, to be settled to the Uses of the Estates vested in Trustees for Sale."

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

E. Hopetoun.
E. Stamford.
E. Bathurst.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Elphinstone.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the 4th Day of Meeting after the Recess at Easter, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.