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25 June 1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 62: 25 June 1830', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62: 1830, pp. 771-774. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16375 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Veneris, 25 Junii 1830.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar
Ds. Lyndhurst,
Cancellarius.
sArchiep. Ebor.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Landaven.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Anson.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Combermere.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. De Clifford.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell of Wardour.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. King.
Ds. Monson.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Dynevor.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Braybrooke.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Gage.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dawnay.
Ds. Calthorpe.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Wellesley.
Ds. Bayning.
Ds. Northwick.
Ds. Fitz Gibbon.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dufferin & Claneboye.
Ds. Loftus.
Ds. Alvanley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Manners.
Ds. Melbourne.
Ds. Ker.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Ravensworth.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Farnborough.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Durham.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Comes Bathurst, Præses.
Comes Rosslyn, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Wellington.
Dux Buckingham & Chandos.
March. Winchester.
March. Lansdowne.
March. Salisbury.
March. Bute.
March. Exeter.
March. Camden.
March. Cholmondeley.
March. Hastings.
March. Ailesbury.
March. Bristol.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Rosebery.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Liverpool.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Charleville.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Grey.
Comes Harrowby.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Verulam.
Comes Brownlow.
Comes Morley.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Stradbroke.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Dudley.
Comes Cawdor.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. St. Vincent.
Vicecom. Melville.

PRAYERS.

The Amicable Society v. Bolland et al.

After hearing Connsel fully in the Cause wherein The Amicable Assurance Society are Appellants, and James Bolland, and others, are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Cause be put off sine Die.

M'Lellan v. M'Leod.

After hearing Counsel, in Part, in the Cause wherein John M'Lellan is Appellant, and Alexander Norman M'Leod is Respondent:

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

Russell v. D. of Bedford et al.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein Mrs. Euphemia Russell or Innes is Appellant, and John Duke of Bedford, and others, are Respondents, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next.

Same v. same.

Ordered, That the Second Cause wherein the said Mrs. Euphemia Russell or Innes is Appellant, and John Duke of Bedford, and others, are Respondents, be heard by Counsel at the Bar on Monday next.

Parochial Registers (Scotland) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation of Parochial Registers in Scotland, and for the general recording of such Registrations in the Office of The Lord Clerk Register in Edinburgh."

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. Harvey and Mr. Stratford;

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

Criminal Laws, Petitions for Alteration of: (Camberwell:) Wandsworth:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Camberwell, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wandsworth, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to remove the Penalty of Death from all Offences against Property unattended by Personal Violence, and to substitute Punishment better proportioned to the Degree of Crime, better adapted to accomplish its true Object, and better calculated to promote the Interests of Society:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Lewisham St. Chapel, Westminster:

Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Lewisham Street Chapel, Westminster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hornton St. Chapel:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Hornton Street Chapel, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Lion St. Chapel, Newington:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and certain of the Congregation assembling for Divine Worship in Lion Street Chapel, Newington, in the County of Surrey, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying "for the Attention of their Lordships to the Feeling now gaining ground in the Kingdom in favor of the Substitution of solitary Confinement and hard Labour (accompanied by Religious Instruction) for the Punishment of Death now affixed to Crimes against Property:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Ross:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Vicinity of Ross, in the County of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Hereford:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of The Mayor, Magistrates and Inhabitants of the City of Hereford, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to sanction the Abolition of the Punishment of Death in Cases of Forgery, alike consistent with the mild Genius of Christianity, the Principles of wise Legislation, and in unison with the Sentiment of a great and philanthropic Nation; and that Punishment may be so apportioned to Crime as to be no Impediment to the Prosecution of Delinquents:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Horsham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons residing in the Borough and Parish of Horsham, in Sussex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law whereby the Sacrifice of Human Life for the Offence of Forgery may be abolished, and some other Punishment enacted, which shall afford a more substantial Security to Property, and which shall be more consistent with the mild and merciful Principles of the Christian Religion:"

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

Huddersfield:

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Bankers, Manufacturers and other Persons of the Town and Neighbourhood of Huddersfield, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That, for the more effectual Security of Property and the Furtherance of Justice, Persons may no longer be rendered liable to Capital Punishment for Forgery, but that another Penalty may be substituted for that of Death, which will prove less likely to excite the conscientious Scruples or wound the humane Feelings of those who are called upon to become Prosecutors for that Crime:"

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

Stourbridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Stourbridge, in the County of Worcester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Axbridge:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Axbridge, in the County of Somerset, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships, "That, both for the better Protection of Property and the invariable Prosecution and adequate Punishment of the heinous Offence of Forgery, the extreme Punishment of Death may in all Cases be commuted in such Manner as may appear to the Legislature best adapted to effect those important Ends:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie on the Table.

Witney.

Upon reading the Petition of the Persons resident in Witney, Oxfordshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass a Law by which the Punishment of Death shall be abolished in all Cases of Forgery, substituting such Penalty commensurate to the Offence as shall commend itself to the conscientious Feeling of the Community:"

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

Crawfurd to enter into a Recogce on Megget's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Robert Maclintok Crawfurd Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Thomas Megget and James Roy, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Maclintok Crawfurd may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Russell et al. Leave to present a Petition for a Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of William Russell of Brancepeth Castle, in the County of Durham, Esquire, the only Son and Heir at Law of Matthew Russell Esquire, deceased, who was the only Son and Heir at Law of William Russell Esquire, deceased; of The Most Honorable Charles William Vane Marquis of Londonderry, and The Most Honorable Frances Anne Vane Marchioness of Londonderry his Wife, on behalf of themselves, and The Honorable George Henry Robert Charles Vane commonly called Viscount Seaham, The Honorable Adolphus Frederick Charles William Stewart Vane, their only Sons, and The Honorable Frances Anne Emily Vane, The Honorable Alexandrina Octavia Maria Vane and The Honorable Adelaide Caroline Vane, their only Daughters; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased now to receive their Petition for Leave to bring in a Bill for enabling the Completion of the Exchange therein mentioned, notwithstanding the Time limited by their Lordships for receiving such Petitions is expired:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be at liberty to present their said Petition for a Bill, as desired.

Petition referred to Judges.

Accordingly, Upon reading the Petition of William Russell of Brancepeth Castle, in the County of Durham, Esquire, the only Son and Heir at Law of Matthew Russell, late of Brancepeth Castle aforesaid, Esquire, deceased, who was the only Son and Heir at Law of William Russell, late of Brancepeth Castle aforesaid, Esquire, deceased; and of The Most Honorable Charles William Vane Marquis of Londonderry, and The Most Honorable Frances Anne Vane Marchioness of Londonderry his Wife, on behalf of themselves and The Honorable George Henry Robert Charles Vane commonly called Viscount Seaham, The Honorable Adolphus Frederick Charles William Stewart Vane, their only Sons, and The Honorable Frances Anne Emily Vane, The Honorable Alexandrina Octavia Maria Vane and The Honorable Adelaide Caroline Vane, their only Daughters; 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 Mr. Justice Littledale and Mr. Justice Gaselee, 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.

Stamps, Spirits & Tobacco, (Ireland,) Petition from Innishannon against Encrease of Duty on.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Village of Innishannon and its Vicinity, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to refuse their Sanction to the Measures for assimilating, altering or adding to the Taxation on Stamps, Corn Spirits and Tobacco in Ireland, which the Petitioners consider would encrease the Distress of Ireland:"

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

Insolvent Debtors Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue for Two Years, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, and amend, the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England."

Then the following Amendment was made to the said Bill;

Pr. 14. L. 26. After ("Parliament") insert Clause A.

"Clause A. And be it further enacted, That during the Continuance of this Act no Person shall be entitled to be discharged as an Insolvent Debtor, on his or her own Petition or Application, under or by virtue of the Statute passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Second, commonly called The Lords Act, or of any other Statute since passed for extending or continuing the same."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Bankers (Ireland) Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain Two Acts of His present Majesty, for establishing an Agreement with The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, for advancing the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds Irish Currency, and for the better Regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland."

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 former Messengers;

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

Glasgow & Kilmarnock Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County."

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

V. Sidmouth.
V. Anson.
V. Lorton.
V. Gordon.
V. Granville.
V. Combermere.
V. Goderich.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Lichfield & Coventry.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. De Clifford.
L. Dacre.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Petre.
L. Arundell of Wardour.
L. Clifton.
L. Teynham.
L. Clifford of Chudleigh.
L. Gower.
L. Saltoun.
L. Colville of Culross.
L. Napier.
L. Belhaven & Stenton.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. King.
L. Monson.
L. Holland.
L. Ducie.
L. Dynevor.
L. Sherborne.
L. Montagu.
L. Braybrooke.
L. Douglas of Douglas.
L. Gage.
L. Auckland.
L. Selsey.
L. Dawnay.
L. Calthorpe.
L. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
L. Rolle.
L. Wellesley.
L. Bayning.
L. Northwick,
L. Fitz Gibbon.
L. Carbery.
L. Dufferin & Claneboye.
L. Loftus.
L. Alvanley.
L. Redesdale.
L. Rivers.
L. Ellenborough.
L. Arden.
L. Sheffield.
L. Mont Eagle.
L. Manners.
L. Melbourne.
L. Ker.
L. Ormonde.
L. Glenlyon.
L. Maryborough.
L. Ravensworth.
L. Forester.
L. Penshurst.
L. Somerhill.
L. Farnborough.
L. Wharncliffe.
L. Seaford.
L. Tenterden.
L. Clanwilliam.
L. Durham.
L. Skelmersdale.
L. Wallace.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Somerset.
D. Richmond.
D. Grafton.
D. Beaufort.
D. Leeds.
D. Bedford.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Newcastle.
D. Wellington.
D. Buckingham & Chandos.
M. Winchester.
M. Lansdowne.
M. Salisbury.
M. Bute.
M. Exeter.
M. Camden.
M. Cholmondeley.
M. Hastings.
M. Ailesbury.
M. Bristol.
M. Cleveland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Winchilsea & Nottingham.
E. Chesterfield.
E. Essex.
E. Carlisle.
E. Doncaster.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Albemarle.
E. Jersey.
E. Rosebery.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Tankerville.
E. Cowper.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Hardwicke.
E. De Lawarr.
E. Radnor.
E. Hillsborough.
E. Norwich.
E. Talbot.
E. Mansfield.
E. Carnarvon.
E. Liverpool.
E. Charlemont.
E. Wicklow.
E. Caledon.
E. Chichester.
E. Limerick.
E. Charleville.
E. Manvers.
E. Grey.
E. Harrowby.
E. Harewood.
E. Verulam.
E. Brownlow.
E. Morley.
E. Glengall.
E. Falmouth.
E. Howe.
E. Stradbroke.
E. Vane.
E. Amherst.
E. Dudley.
E. Cawdor.
V. Arbuthnott.
V. Maynard.
V. St. Vincent.
V. Melville.

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

Shubenaccadie Canal Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the Advance of a certain Sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the Completion of the Shubenaccadie Canal, in Nova Scotia;"

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next.

Glasgow & Kilmarnock Road Bill, Petition against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Magistrates, Councillors and Deacons of the Incorporated Trades of the Town of Kilmarnock, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County;" and praying their Lordships, "in perusing the Plans and Sections of the Two proposed new Lines of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, to refuse the present Bill for the North Line, surveyed by Mr. Gibb of Aberdeen:"

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

Transportation of Offenders Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain; and for punishing Offences committed by Transports kept to Labour in the Colonies."

The said Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (viz t.)

"Pr. 8. L. 35. Leave out from ("aforesaid") to ("upon") in Press 10, Line 29, and insert ("And be it further enacted, That from and after the Commencement of this Act, when any Person shall be convicted at any Session of Oyer and Terminer or Gaol Delivery, or at any Quarter or other General Session of the Peace, to be holden for any County, Riding, Division, City, Borough, Liberty or Place within that Part of Great Britain called England, or at any Great Session to be holden for the County Palatine of Chester or within the Principality of Wales, of any Crime punishable by Death, if His Majesty shall be pleased to extend Mercy to any such Offender")

"Pr. 11. L. 34. Leave out from ("Ader") to ("shall") in Line ultimo."

And the said Amendments, being read a Second Time, were agreed to by the House.

East Retford Election Bill, Witnesses to attend.

Ordered, That Aaron Troop and Westby Leadbeater do attend this House forthwith, in order to their being examined as Witnesses upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford."

Galway Town Regulation Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only;" and for the Lords be summoned;

The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Newborough Church Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and Three Chapels called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber."

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 Monday next.

Slave Bounties Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to reduce the Rate of Bounties payable upon the Seizure of Slaves;"

The said Bill was accordingly 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 Monday next.

Capital Punishment (Scotland) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act of the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, to facilitate Criminal Trials in Scotland; and to abridge the Period now required between the pronouncing of Sentence and Execution thereof, in Cases importing a Capital Punishment;"

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

Adjourn.

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