House of Lords Journal Volume 38
March 1790 1-10

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March 1790 1-10

DIE Lunæ, 1o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancelcellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescellarius.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.

PRAYERS.

Dibden Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Intermixt or Commonable Lands and Grounds and Common Pastures or Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Dibden, in the County of Southampton."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Turmine's Naturalization Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Noah Turmine."

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 the former Messengers:

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

Baillie against Chalmers:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Baillie, of Olivebank, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 16th of February 1790, in so far as he is thereby found personally liable in the Expences of Process, and in the Expence of Extract; and praying, "That the same, in so far as is complained of may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom shall seem just; and that Mrs. Elizabeth Chalmers, Widow of Archibald Scott Surgeon in Musselburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Elizabeth Chalmers may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Monday the 29th Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon her known Procurators or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Longlands to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Thomas Longlands of Queen Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Baillie of Olivebank, 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.

Rose against Mac Leod and another.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Hugh Rose of Aitnoch Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Bruce Æneas Mac Leod Esquire and another are Respondents:"

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.

A Petition of Robert Bruce Æneas Mac Leod of Cadbol Esquire, and David Urquhart of Braelangwell Esquire, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Hugh Rose of Aitnoch Esquire, is Appellant, which stands appointed for hearing, was presented and read, setting forth, "That the Interlocutor or Decretal Order appealed from, being made with the Approbation of Twelve of the Thirteen Lords of Session in Scotland, who determined the Cause, and the Appeal having for its Object to continue the Appellant on the Roll of the Freeholders of the County of Cromarty, from which he was by the aforesaid Decree ordered to be expunged, and it being of great Consequence to the Parties to have the Appeal heard as early as possible, because the Election of the next Member for the County of Cromarty will depend on the Judgement to be therein given by this House; the Petitioners hope, that in respect thereof, and of the great Number of Causes already appointed for hearing, their Lordships will order the said Appeal, which is a very short one, to be heard on the First Open or Bye-Day;" and therefore praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order the aforesaid Appeal to be heard on Tuesday the 23d Day of this Instant March, or on such other Day as their Lordships shall think proper to appoint."

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

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

Seton et al. against Scott.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Archibald Seton Younger of Touch Esquire, and the Honourable Henry Erskine and others, his Commissioners, are Appellants, and Walter Scott, of Edinburgh, Esquire, Clerk to the Signet, 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.

Manby et al. Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of John Manby of the Parish of South Weald, in the County of Essex 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 enabling John Manby Esquire to charge his Freehold Estate in the County of Lincoln, and in the County of the City of Lincoln, and in the Suburbs of the same City, with a competent Sum of Money for the Purpose as well of improving the same as also of an Estate held by him, by virtue of a Lease from the Warden or Keeper of the Hospital of Saint John Baptist of Meere, in the said County of the said City of Lincoln."

Rybot's Divorce Bill.

The House being informed, "That Francis Duggins, Man-Midwife, who attended in order to be examined as a Witness upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was sent for to assist a Person taken in Labour:

Ordered, That the Attendance of the said Francis Duggins be dispensed with till further Order.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and for hearing Counsel for and against the same; and for the Lords to be summoned:

Counsel were accordingly called in:

And Mr. Dallas and Mr. Garrow appearing as Counsel for the Bill, and no Person appearing as Counsel for Mrs. Rybot, Mr. Dallas was heard to open the Allegations of the said Bill.

Then Thomas Ridley was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That he knows Mrs. Rybot, and that he served her with a Copy of the Bill, and the Order made by the House for the Second Reading thereof."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary James was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knew Mr. and Mrs. Rybot before they were married, and was present at their Marriage at Stoke, in Devonshire, on the 19th of January 1779."

She was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel for the Defendant being asked, "If they had not a Copy of the Register," informed the House, That a Witness was attending, who had himself taken a Copy of the Register of the Marriage, but afterwards copied that Copy, and had brought only the latter to Town with him."

Then George Cooke was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That some Time since he made a Copy of the Register of the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler, from the Register Book of the Parish Church of Stoke, in Devonshire, that he compared the same with the Register, and that it was a true Copy thereof; that he afterwards copied the said Copy, and had brought the said last-mentioned Copy with him:" Being asked, "If he had compared it with the first Copy," he said, "He had, and that it was an exact and true Copy of the same."

Then the Witness delivered in the said last-mentioned Copy; the same was read, and is as follows:

No. 1622. "Francis Thomas Rybot, of Christ Church Parish, in Middlesex, Mercer, and Alicia Fowler, of this Parish, Widow, were married in this Church by Licence, this 19th Day of January, in the Year of our Lord 1779, by me."

"Edward B. Blackett, Rector."

"This Marriage was solemnized between us"Francis Thomas Rybot."
"Alicia Fowler."
"In the Presence of"James Young."
"Mary Rybot."

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Mary Evans was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That about Six Years ago, she lived as Servant with Mrs. Gater, in King Street, Cheapside, at which Time Mrs. Gater had several Lodgers in her House, and amongst them a Lady of the Name of Fowler, who was frequently visited, by a Gentleman of the Name of Schoole: That Mr. Schoole occasionally slept at Mrs. Gater's, upon which Occasion a Bed was made for him: That one Morning she was called by her Fellow Servant to look at the Bed, which had been so made for Mr. Schoole in the Evening, when she observed, that an Impression of somebody's Hand appeared upon the Pillow, but that nobody had slept in it: That she has several Times seen Mr. Schoole in Mrs. Fowler's Bed Chamber; and once in particular, happening about Eleven or Twelve o'Clock in the Forenoon, to open the Door of Mrs. Fowler's Apartment rather briskly, she saw Mr. Schoole and Mrs. Rybot on the Bed together: That Mrs. Rybot's Handkerchief was off, but that upon her seeing the Witness, she slipt off the Bed, and put her Handkerchief on: That she the Witness did not withdraw, but proceeded to do the Business she came for, when Mrs. Fowler was extremely offended at her, and asked her why she did not knock at her Door?"

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Elizabeth Collins was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in the Year 1785, she lived as Servant with Mrs. Gater of King Street, Cheapside, at which Time Mrs. Fowler lodged there: That she knows Mr. Schoole, and saw him frequently at Mrs. Gater's in Company with Mrs. Fowler: That he occasionally slept in the House, upon which Occasions a Bed was made up for him, sometimes by Mrs. Gater's Desire, and sometimes by his own; but that the Witness observed in the Morning he had not slept in it: That one Morning after she had made this Observation upon the Bed made up the Evening before for Mr. Schoole, upon examining Mrs. Fowler's Bed, she observed there was the Mark of Two Persons having slept in it, and that there were Two Pillows on the Bed: That the Witness was then a married Woman; that upon making Mrs. Fowler's Bed, she perceived the Sheets were stained:" Being asked, "If she ever went into Mrs. Fowler's Bed Chamber when Mr. Schoole was there," she said, "That one Night after the Family were in Bed, she knocked at Mrs. Fowler's Door, and asked for a Candlestick, that she supposed Mrs. Fowler was in Bed; that she pushed the Door which she believed had been attempted to be locked, but it was not: That she went into the Room and saw Mr. Schoole in Bed with Mrs. Fowler; that Mrs. Fowler immediately jumped out of Bed, and called the Witness several Names for coming into the Room, and said she had broken open the Door: That at other Times, when no Bed had been made up for Mr. Schoole, she had seen him in the Morning come down Stairs, appearing to have just got up:" Being asked, "If she knows Mr. Rybot," she said, "No, but that Mrs. Fowler had told her, her Husband's Name was Rybot; that thereupon the Witness asked her why she went by the Name of Fowler to which she replied, that it was Impudence in the Witness to ask her, but she would not live with a Fellow."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Martha Russell was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That in August 1786, Mrs. Fowler lodged in the Witness's House; that a Person who used to be called the Gentleman in the Law and the Squire, visited her frequently: That he slept in the Witness's House Five Times, upon which Occasions a Bed was made up for him; that one of the Nights on which a Bed had been so made for him, the Witness's Daughter was alarmed at hearing a Noise; that the Witness got up, heard this Gentleman's Voice, but did not see him: That in Consequence of this, the next Night the Gentleman slept there, the Witness set up to watch; that there was nobody else in the House but herself and Family, and Mrs. Fowler: That this Gentleman's Apartment was up Two Pair of Stairs; that she heard him come down Stairs, and heard him go into Mrs. Fowler's Apartment, but was not near enough to see him."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mrs. Susannah Lawrence was called in, and being sworn, acquainted the House, "That she knows Mrs. Rybot and Mr. Schoole, and has seen them sometimes at Mrs. Fowler's House, and sometimes at her own:" Being asked, "If Mrs. Fowler was Mrs. Rybot?" she said, "She had seen her at Mr. Rybot's; they said they were married."

She was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Henry Stevens was called in, and being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce in the Court of Arches, against the said Alicia Rybot for Adultery committed by her with the said Mr. Schoole, dated 4th May 1789; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

Then Thomas Ridley was again called in, and produced an Office Copy of a Record of the Court of King's Bench, of a Judgement given in that Court in Hilary Term, 29th George 3d, against Michael Schoole Esquire, in an Action for Criminal Conversation with the said Alicia Rybot, Wife of the said Francis Thomas Rybot, for £.50 Damages, besides Costs of Suit; the same was read.

He was directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

Then the said Bill was read a Second Time.

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 on Friday next.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Martis, 2o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hay.

PRAYERS.

Newnham et al. against Steuart.

The Answer of David Steuart Banker in Edinburgh, Trustee for the Creditors of James Stein to the Appeal of Messieurs Newnham, Everett, and Company, of London, Bankers, and their Attornies, was this Day brought in.

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allan, Steuart, and Company, are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next.

Harewood Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds, called Dunkeswick Common, Huby Common, Wescoe-hill Common, and Weeton Green, within the Manor and Parish of Harewood, in the County of York," 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."

Macclesfield Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing, widening and altering the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle Carr Lane Head in Fernilee, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith," 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."

Sinclair et al. against Sir R. Sinclair:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Sinclair of Harpsdale, George Gun Munro of Broemore, and George Sutherland of Brabster Esquire, Freeholders of the County of Caithness, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of February 1790; and also of Two other Interlocutors of the said Lords, of the 24th of February 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Sir Robert Sinclair Baronet of Murkle may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Robert Sinclair may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Tuesday the 30th Day of this Instant March; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Sinclair and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

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

Koop's Naturalization Bill.

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

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

Goudhurst Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 3o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Sommers.

PRAYERS.

Bruce et al. against Stewart:

After hearing Counsel this Day upon the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Crawfurd Bruce Esquire, and Philip Samuel Maister Esquire, both of Bombay, Executors of Charles Stewart late of Bombay deceased, and Alexander Duncan, Writer to the Signet, their Attorney, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland of the 9th of February 1788, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 5th of August 1788; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom should seem proper;" as also upon the Answer of James Stewart, Sheriff Substitute of Kinross, put into 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.

Royston Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandesford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon; and from the Town of Huntingdon to the Causeway at or near the West End of the Town of Somersham, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the Middle and South Divisions and separate District of the said Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Newport and Caerleon Bridges Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridges over ths River Uske at Newport and Caerleon, in the County of Monmouth;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Goudhurst Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent."

Manby's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Manby Esquire to charge his Freehold Estate in the County of Lincoln and in the County of the City of Lincoln, and in the Suburbs of the same City, with a competent Sum of Money, for the Purpose as well of improving the same, as also of an Estate held by him by virtue of a Lease from the Warden or Keeper of the Hospital of Saint John Baptist of Meere, in the said County of the said City of Lincoln."

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

V. Sydney. L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Cathcart.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Sommers.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 18th Day of this Instant March, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Macclesfield Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and altering, the Road from Macclesfield, in the County of Chester, to the Turnpike Road at Randle-Carr-Lane Head, in Fernilee, in the County of Derby, leading to Chapel in the Frith."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harewood Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the several Moors, Commons, or Waste Grounds, called Dunkeswick Common, Huby Common, Wescoe Hill Common, and Weeton Green, within the Manor and Parish of Harewood, in the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

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

Newnham et al. against Steuart.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Messrs. Newnham, Everett, and Company, of London, Bankers, and their Attornies, are Appellants, and David Steuart, Banker in Edinburgh, 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 Veneris, quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 5o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancelcellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cassillis.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Scarsdale.

PRAYERS.

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allan, Steuart, and Company are Respondents, et e contra:

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 be removed in Course.

Royston Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament, for repairing the Roads from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandesford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon, and from the Town of Huntingdon, to the Causeway, at or near the West End of the Town of Somersham, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the Middle and South Divisions, and separate District of the said Roads."

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

Ld. Privy Seal.
E. Sandwich.
E. Cassillis.
L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. King.
L. Scarsdale.

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.

Goudhurst Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent."

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

Thornton's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Thornton Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Grose, 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.

Barlow's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Barlow on behalf of himself and his Six Sons, Francis William, William, John, Henry, Andrew, and Thomas, all Infants, under the Age of 15 Years, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to 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.

Sir J. Hannay against Petrie et al. 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 Sir Samuel Hannay Ba ronet is Plaintiff, and John Petrie and others are Defendants:

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.

Rybot's Divorce Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Tavernspite Roads Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Lunæ, 8o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.

PRAYERS.

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allan, Steuart, and Company are Respondents, et e contra:

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

Tavernspite Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke."

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

E. Bathurst.
E. Strange.
L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Middleton.

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.

Rybot's Divorce Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they 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.

Tin Exportation Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Marquis of Graham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leicester and Welford Road Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the said County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening Two Pieces of Road, called Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold Verdon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

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

DIE Mercurii, 10o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Stirling Banking Company against Allan and Co.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein the Stirling Banking Company and others are Appellants, and Messieurs Allan, Steuart, and Company are Respondents, et e contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 10th Day of May next.

Royston Roads Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts of Parliament for repairing the Roads from Royston, in the County of Hertford, to Wandesford Bridge, in the County of Huntingdon, and from the Town of Huntingdon to the Causeway at or near the West End of the Town of Somersham, in the County of Huntingdon, so far as relates to the Middle and South Divisions and separate District of the said Roads," 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."

Goudhurst Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Eighth Year of His present Majesty, for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent," was committed.

Tavernspite Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of an Act of the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair several Roads leading from Tavernspite to the Towns of Pembroke and Tenby, and to Hubberston Haking, in the County of Pembroke," was committed.

Money's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates devised by the Will of James Money Esquire deceased, in Trustees to be sold; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates to be sold now stand limited to," 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.

Tin Exportation Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin, exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope."

Leicester and Welford Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from the Leicester and Welford Turnpike Road, in the Counties of Leicester and Northampton, near Foston Lane, to the Turnpike Road leading from Hinckley to Ashby-de-laZouch, in the said County of Leicester; and for repairing and widening Two Pieces of Road, called Hunt's Lane and Wood Lane, in the Parishes of Desford and Newbold Verdon."

Rybot's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Graves:

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

Newport and Caerleon Bridges Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Bridges over the River Uske, at Newport and Caerleon, in the County of Monmouth."

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

D. Leeds.
E. Sandwich.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Brooke & Warwick.
E. Fitzwilliam.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Hawkesbury.

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.

Hastings' Trial, Charteris to attend.

Ordered, That Samuel Charteris Esquire, do attend this House on Thursday the 22d Day of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, to give Evidence at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, in Westminster Hall.

Corn Laws, Representation of Committee of Council respecting, delivered.

The Duke of Leeds (by His Majesty's Command) laid before the House,

(Copy.)

"Representation of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the Consideration of all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations upon the present State of the Laws, for regulating the Exportation and Importation of Corn; and submitting to His Majesty's Consideration some further Provisions, which are wanting to amend and improve the said Laws."

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk:

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

Adjourn.

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