House of Lords Journal Volume 37
April 1786 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 37: April 1786 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 37: 1783-1787 (1767-1830), pp. 448-452. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116791 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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April 1786 21-30

DIE Lunæ, 24o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Hopetoun.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Sydney, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Elphinstone.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Berwick.

PRAYERS.

Grove et al. against Sir J. Grant.

The Answer of Sir James Grant of Grant, Baronet, to the Appeal of Martha Grove and others, Creditors of the York Buildings Company, was this Day brought in.

Cuninghame against Cuningham et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein William Cuninghame of Leinshaw Esquire, is Appellant, and Henry Drumlanrig Cuningham and others, are Respondents:

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

Paterson et al. against Broomfield.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Mrs. Ann Paterson of Eccles and others, are Appellants, and Stephen Broomfield Esquire, of Hassingtonmains, is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Thursday next.

Salop Gaol, &c. Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Salop, and the several Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Liberties, Franchises, and Places, within the same; and for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shire Hall and Guildhall for the County of Salop and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" was committed, That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Birstall Road Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed.

Bawtry Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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," was committed.

Chatteris Ferry Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the 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 Wisbeach Saint Peter's, in the Isle of Ely, and other Places in the said Acts mentioned," was committed.

Bray Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Upper Wallop Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the 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," was committed.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 25o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.

PRAYERS.

Donaldson et al. against Forbes.

The Answer of Arthur Forbes of Culloden Esquire, to the Appeal of Robert Donaldson and others, was this Day brought in.

Cuninghame against Cunningham et al:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Cuninghame of Lainshaw Esquire, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 17th of June and 5th of July 1785; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom should seem just;" as also upon the Answer of Henry Drumlanrig Cuningham and others, Creditors on the Estate of Lainshaw, 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.

East Indies, List of Offices in Establishment in, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr.Morton from the East India Company attended:"

He was called in and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Act of the 24th Year of His present Majesty,

"A Compleat and perfect List of the Offices, Places, and Employments, as well Civil as Military, at the Settlement or Residency of Fort Marlborough in the East Indies, as in the Judgement of the Court of Directors of the East India Company, will be adequate to the Support, Safety, Defence, and Security thereof."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Sir J. Grant against Grove et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross-Appeal of Sir James Grant of Grant Baronet, complaining of certain Parts of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 11th of March 1786; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, in so far as complained of, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their Lordships' great Wisdom shall seem just; and that Martha Grove and the other objecting Creditors, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Martha Grove and the other objecting Creditors, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 23d Day of May next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon their known Agent or Counsel in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Grove et al. against Sir J.Grant.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Martha Grove and others, are Appellants, and Sir James Grant of Grant Baronet, is Respondent, et è contra:"

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.

Donaldson et al. against Forbes.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Robert Donaldson and others are Appellants, and Arthur Forbes of Culloden 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.

Clerk against Gordon.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Alexander Clerk Merchant in Aberdeen, is Appellant, and Hugh Gordon 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.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 26o Aprilis 1786.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Gainshorough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Osborne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Sommers.

Ld. Scarsdale appointed Speaker pro Tempore.

The House being informed, "That the Lord Chancellor was indisposed and could not attend in his Place on the Woolsack this Day, it is necessary, That their Lordships should proceed to the Choice of a Speaker for this Day:"

Which done,

The Lords unanimously chose the Lord Scarsdale to be Speaker pro Tempore.

PRAYERS.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Messieurs Caddells and Sons, Merchants in Cockenzie, are Appellants, and Margaret Cadell and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, 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.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Mrs. Ann Paterson of Eccles and others are Appellants, and Stephen Broomfield Esquire of Hassingtonmains is Respondent, which stands appointed for To-morrow, be put off to Tuesday next, and that the Cause which stands for that Day be put off to the Thursday following.

V. Gallway's Estate Bill.

The Lord Hawke reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, 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," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Harvington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hawke made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Fields and all other Commonable Land within the Parish of Harvington in the County of Worcester," was committed.

Tichwell Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Hawke also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Parish of Tichwell in the County of Norfolk," was committed.

Flookersbrook Bridge Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Birstall Road Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bawtry Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Chatteris Ferry Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Salop Gaol, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Gaol and House of Correction for the County of Salop, and the several Boroughs, Towns Corporate, Liberties, Franchises, and Places within the same; and for explaining and amending an Act made in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shirehall and Guildhall for the County of Salop and the Town of Shrewsbury in the said County, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Upper Wallop, &c. Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bray Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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 Seven preceding Bills.

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

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

Shipton's Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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

Ld. President.
Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Westmorland.
E. Gainsborough.
E. Coventry.
E. Abercorn.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Bathurst.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Osborne.
L. Middleton.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Hawke.
L. Walsingham.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 11th 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.

Barking Vicarage Bill.

Hodie 2a 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."

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.

Ld. Camelford et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Lord Camelford and Anne Baroness Camelford his Wife, on the Part of themselves and their Infant Children; 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 rectifying Mistakes in the Marriage Settlement of Lord and Lady Camelford, and for making a further Provision for the younger Children of the said Marriage."

L. Milton, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Joseph Lord Milton; 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 surviving Parties to certain Articles of Agreement made previous to the Marriage of the Honourable John Damer, deceased, with the Honourable Ann Seymour Conway (now Ann Damer, Widow) to insert in the Settlement to be executed in pursuance of the said Articles, proper Powers for raising the Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds for the Purposes in the said Articles mentioned."

L. Stourton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Charles Philip Lord Stourton and Mary Lady Stourton his Wife, 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 enabling the Right Honourable Charles Philip Lord Stourton, and the Right Honourable Mary Lady Stourton his Wife, the Right Honourable Hugh Lord Clifford, and the Right Honourable Appollonia Lady Clifford his Wife, and Robert Butler Esquire, and the Honourable Elizabeth Butler his Wife, to charge their Estates at Holme, in the East Riding of the County of York, with a competent Sum of Money for the Purpose of improving the same; and also to grant Building and other Leases of the said Estates, and of their other Estates in the Counties of York and Stafford."

Asheton et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Rebecca Asheton 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 effecting an Exchange between Rebecca Asheton Widow and the Right Honourable James Earl of Salisbury, of certain small Parts of their Estates in the County of Herts."

Rich et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John Rich Gentleman and Elizabeth his Wife, for and on Behalf of themselves and their Infant Children; 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 Part of the settled Estates of John Rich Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, in the Counties of Leicester and Warwick, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Money arising therefrom in Payment of Incumbrances under the Direction of the Court of Chancery, and for laying out the Surplus of such Money in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Stanhope et al. Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Walter Spencer Stanhope Esquire 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 Part of the settled Estates of Walter Stanhope and John Shuttleworth Esquires, in the Counties of York and Derby, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money in other Estates to be settled to the same Uses; and for enabling the Tenants for Life to grant building and repairing Leases; and for confirming the Election made between the said Parties, respecting the said Estates."

Parry et Ux. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Richard Parry Esquire, and Mary his Wife, on Behalf of themselves and their infant Children; 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 Part of the settled Estates of Richard Parry Esquire, in the County of Denbigh, in North Wales, in Trustees, to be sold, and for applying the Monies arising by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances affecting the same, and other Estates of the said Richard Parry, and for substituting and settling another Estate of greater Value in Lieu thereof."

Sir Christ. Whichcote Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Christopher Whichcote Baronet and Dame Jane his Wife, 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 Part of the Estate of Thomas Whichcote Esquire deceased, in the County of Lincoln, in Trustees, for Sale, to pay off Incumbrances affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Wasey, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of William John Spearman Wasey Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a private Bill for the Purposes there in 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 re-settle certain Freehold and Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Norfolk, to the Uses and subject to the Powers limited or expressed of and concerning the same, by the Settlement made on the Marriage of William John Spearman Wasey Esquire and Elizabetha Honoria his Wife."

Beaumont, Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Elizabeth Beaumont Widow, for herself and on the Behalf of her infant Children; 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 comprised in the Settlement made on the Marriage of the Reverend Thomas Beaumont Clerk deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same, and apply the Money to arise by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands or Hereditaments, to be settled in like Manner, in lieu thereof."

Wareing et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Wareing Gentleman 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 an undivided Moiety (being the settled Estate of Samuel Williamson, a Lunatic) of and in certain Lands in Liverpool in the County of Lancaster, in Trustees, to be sold with the Approbation of the Court of Chancery, and for laying out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses."

Stourbridge Canal Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Canal Navigation to the River Severn, near to the City of Worcester; and for varying certain Rates or Dues granted to the Company of Proprietors of the Stourbridge Canal Navigation; and for removing Shoals in the River Severn between the Cities of Worcester and Gloucester; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheffield Vicarage Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Vicar of the Parish and Parish Church of Sheffield, in the County of York, to grant Leases of the Glebe Land, and otherwise improve the Estate belonging to the said Vicarage;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Margate Play house Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to licence a Play-house within the Town and Port of Margate, in the Isle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, under certain Restrictions therein limited;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Methley Enclosure Bill: King's Consent signified.

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

Methley Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

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 Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Scarsdale, Orator Procerum pro tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, primum diem Maii, jam prox. sequen horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.