House of Lords Journal Volume 39
January 1791

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: January 1791', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 37-38. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116889 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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January 1791

DIE Lunæ, 31o Januarii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

Sir. J. Colquhoun against Dunmore et al.

The Answer of Robert Dunmore, Merchant in Glasgow and others, to the Cross Appeal of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss Baronet, was this Day brought in.

Laing against Watson and Mollison.

As was also the Answer of James Watson junior, Merchant and Weaver in Brechin, and Thomas Mollison, Son of the deceased John Mollison, late Provost of Brechin, to the Appeal of Patrick Laing, Tanner and Burgess in Brechin.

Grahame against Erskine.

Also, the Answer of James Erskine of Alva Esquire, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, to the Appeal of Robert Grahame of Gartmore Esquire.

Cowan against Withers et al.

Also, the Answer of Messieurs Withers, Birch, and Withers of Cheapside London, Linen Drapers, and their Attorney, to the Appeal of John Cowan Merchant in Borowstouness.

Erskine against Haldane.

Also, the Answer of George Haldane of Gleneagles Esquire, to the Appeal of Colonel James Francis Erskine.

Laird against Robertson and Company.

And also, the Answer of Archibald and James Robertson and Company, Insurance Brokers in Greenock, to the Appeal of John Laird Merchant in Greenock.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day Shute Lord Bishop of Salisbury, and Lewis Lord Bishop of Saint Asaph, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Appeals left at the Parliament Office to be received.

Ordered, That all such Appeals as have been left at the Parliament Office during the Adjournment of the House, and within the Time limited by the Standing Order for receiving Appeals upon Decrees made during the sitting of Parliament, be now received.

Elliot against M. Pringle.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot of Wells Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 23d of December 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Mark Pringle of Fairnielee may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, that the said Mark Pringle may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Elliot against Davidson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot of Wells Esquire, one the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 23d of December 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that William Davidson Younger of Halltree Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Davidson may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Elliot against R. Pringle.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot of Wells Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 8th and 23d of December, 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Robert Pringle of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Pringle may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing on or before Monday the 28th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Elliot against Dallas.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot of Wells Esquire, one of the Freeholders of the County of Roxburgh, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 8th and 23d of December, 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that William Dallas, Writer to His Majesty's Signet in Scotland, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Dallas may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir. T. Dundas against Livingstone.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse Baronet, one of the Freeholders of the County of Stirling, complaining of two Interlocutors, of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 21st of December, 1790, and 22d of January 1791; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Colonel Adam Livingstone of Bantaskine may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Adam Livingstone may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Sir. T. Dundas against Campbell.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse Baronet, one of the Freeholders of the County of Stirling, complaining of two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 10th of December, 1790, and 22d of January 1791; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Campbell Esquire, Counsellor at Law, London, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, that the said John Campbell may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 28th Day of February next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Cowan against Withers et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Cowan Merchant is Appellant, and Messieurs Withers, Birch and Withers 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.

Judges' Reports on Private Bills, Limitation of.

Ordered, That this House will not receive any Report from the Judges upon Petitions presented to this House for private Bills after Friday the 15th Day of April next.

King Charles's Martyrdom observed.

Then in order to solemnize this Day, being appointed by Act of Parliament, to be observed as a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First,

Adjourn.

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