Journal of the House of Lords Volume 26, 1741-1746. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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December 1745 1-10
DIE Martis, 10o Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bp. of St. Asaph, to preach on the Fast-day.
Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westminster, on Wednesday the 18th of this Instant December, being the Day appointed by His Majesty's Royal Proclamation for a General Fast.
Alie, to take the Name of Leman, Bill.
The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Leman Esquire, formerly called Richard Alie, and the Heirs Male of his Body, to take and use the Surname of Leman, pursuant to the Will of Sir William Leman Baronet, deceased," 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."
Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Sir H. Vincent and his Son, Pet. referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry Vincent Baronet and Francis Vincent his only Son and Heir Apparent; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for empowering them, during their joint Lives, and for the Petitioner Francis after the Death of his Father, in case he shall survive him, to make a Jointure on any future Wife he shall marry, and Provision for the Younger Sons and Daughters of such Marriage:
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. Baron Clarke; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
E. of Peterbrorow's Pet. referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Earl of Peterborow, and of Lady Frances and Lady Mary Mordaunt his Daughters, by the Petitioner their Father, in respect of their Infancy and being under Age; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable Trustees, to be named therein, to sell so much of several Estates in Scotland, in the Petition mentioned, for the best Price that can be got for the same, but not under a certain Rate limited, as shall be sufficient for satisfying the Debts affecting the said Estates; and to lay out the Surplus of the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands more conveniently situated, or on Real Sucurity, as in the Petition is expressed:
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench and Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
Nugent & al. Pet. referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of John Nugent Esquire and Margaret his Wife, Robert Fitzgerald Esquire and Mary his Wife, and Robert Nugent Esquire as Guardian on the Behalf of Edmund Nugent his Son, an Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for supplying the Loss of certain Indentures of Lease and Release, in the Petition mentioned; and for Sale of the Manor of Chichester and Premises, in the County of Cavan, in the Kingdom of Ireland, therein also mentioned; and for applying the Money arising by such Sale to discharge the Encumbrances charged thereon, and the Residue to be divided amongst the Petitioners, according to their Rights and Proportions therein:
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Clarke and Mr. Baron Clive; with the usual Directions, according to the Standing Order.
Capt. Chalmer against Alison & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Chalmer of Gadgirth; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary, of the 9th of June 1744, and of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 19th of June 1745, adhering thereto; and likewise of another Interlocutor, of the 29th of the same Month, whereby they adhered to their said former Interlocutor, made on the Behalf of Robert Alison, James Porter, James Alison, Janet and Marion Millers, James Ker, Jean Stevenson, George Peacock, and the Tutors and Curators of such of them as are Minors, for their Interest, and Robert Craigie Esquire His Majesty's Advocate; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended; and that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House in their great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet:"
It is Ordered, That the said several Persons last named may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 15th Day of January next; and that Service of this Order on any One of their Agents or Procurators in the Court below be deemed good Service.
His Majesty's Pleasure for adjourning signified.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he was commanded by His Majesty, to signify to their Lordships, that His Majesty is pleased that both Houses of Parliament do adjourn to Wednesday the 18th Day of this Instant December."
Accordingly, Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.