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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 24 May 1832

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 64, 1831-1832. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Martis, 24° Maii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Dux Sussex.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Archiep. Ebor.
Archiep. Armacan.
Epus. Londinen.
Epus. Lich. et Cov.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cicestrien.
Epus. Hereford.
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Ds. Clifford of Chudleigh.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Colville of Culross.
Ds. Napier.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Ponsonby.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Vernon.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Hawke.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Sherborne.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Douglas of Douglas.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Lyttelton.
Ds. Mendip.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Dundas.
Ds. Yarborough.
Ds. Rolle.
Ds. Bolton.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Ribblesdale.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Dunalley.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Sheffield.
Ds. Barham.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Granard.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Ponsonby of Imokilly.
Ds. Gardner.
Ds. Hopetoun & Niddry.
Ds. Lynedoch.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Glenlyon.
Ds. Oriel.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Seaford.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Melros.
Ds. Stuart de Rothesay.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Skelmersdale.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Clements.
Ds. Dover.
Ds. Kenlis.
Ds. Chaworth.
Ds. Dunmore.
Ds. Howden.
Ds. Panmure.
Ds. Oakley.
Ds. Poltimore.
Ds. Wenlock.
Ds. Segrave.
Ds. Templemore.
Ds. Dinorben.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Amesbury.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Ds. Durham, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Devonshire, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Brandon.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Queensberry.
March. Bute.
March. Thomond.
March. Camden.
March. Westminster.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolk & Berkshire.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Winchilsea & Nottingham.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Morton.
Comes Leven & Melville.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Pomfret.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Cornwallis.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Hillsborough.
Comes Digby.
Comes Mansfield.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Charlemont.
Comes Caledon.
Comes Craven.
Comes Onslow.
Comes Chichester.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Manvers.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grey.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Harewood.
Comes Minto.
Comes Morley.
Comes Beauchamp.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Vane.
Comes Amherst.
Comes Cawdor.
Comes Camperdown.
Comes Lichfield.
Vicecom. Falkland.
Vicecom. Arbuthnott.
Vicecom. Strathallan.
Vicecom. Bolingbroke & St. John.
Vicecom. Leinster.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Lake.
Vicecom. Granville.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Willoughby de Eresby.
Ds. Dacre.
Ds. Clinton.
Ds. Howard of Effingham.
Ds. Saye & Sele.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Dormer.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Stafford.

PRAYERS.

Dame H. Gibson & Sir A. Gibson v. Maitland et al.

The Answer of Alexander Charles Maitland, eldest Son, and George Ramsay, Jane Hamilton, William Ramsay, Keith Ramsay and Helen Maitland, all Children procreated of the Marriage between Alexander Gibson Maitland younger, of Cliftonhall, Esquire, Advocate, and Mrs. Susan Ramsay or Gibson Maitland his Spouse, both now deceased; and Sir Gilbert Stirling of Larbert, Baronet; James Dundas of Dundas, Esquire; William Ramsay Ramsay of Barnton, Esquire; Peter Ramsay Esquire, Banker in Edinburgh; William Keith, Esquire, Accountant there; and James Gillespie Davidson Esquire, Writer to the Signet, the surviving Tutors and Curators appointed by the said Alexander Gibson Maitland to the said Alexander Charles Maitland and the other Children of the said Marriage, to the Petition and Appeal of Dame Helen Maitland Gibson and Husband, was this Day brought in.

Sir W. Eliott et al. v. E. of Minto.

As was also, The Answer of The Right Honorable Gilbert Elliot Murray Kinninmond Earl of Minto to the Petition and Appeal of Sir William Francis Eliott Baronet, of Stobbs and Wells, and others.

Reid v. Lyon & Fisher.

After hearing Counsel fully in the Cause wherein John Reid is Appellant, and Peter Lyon and Charles Fisher are Respondents:

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

Ewing v. Wallace.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause wherein William Ewing is Appellant, and William Wallace is Respondent, ex-parte, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off sine Die.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Earl of Shaftesbury, who sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Dame H. Gibson & Sir A. Gibson v. Maitland et al. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Charles Maitland, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Dame Helen Maitland Gibson and Sir Alexander Charles Maitland Gibson Baronet are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that their Appeal Case may be received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Sir W. Eliott et a v. E. of Minto, Respondent's Petition to lodge his Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Gilbert Earl of Minto, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which Sir William Francis Eliott Baronet, and others, are Appellants; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to order that his Appeal Case may be received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Candy v. Campbell & Stuart, Respondents Petition for an early Day, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Campbell (now Sir Robert Campbell Baronet) and Daniel Stuart, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which Charles Candy is Appellant; praying their Lordships, "That this Appeal may be advanced in their Lordships Paper of Appeals now standing for the Decision of their Lordships, and that an early Day may be appointed for hearing the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Luke et al. v. Hunter et al. Appellants Petition for Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.

Upon reading the Petition of Adam Luke Esquire, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Reverend John Hunter, and others, are Respondents; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant them an Extension of Time for One Month for laying the Prints of their Appeal Case upon their Lordships Table:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Appeal Committee.

Ladbroke's et al. Petition to receive Judges Report:

Upon reading the Petition of James Weller Ladbroke Esquire, and others; praying their Lordships, "That the Judges Report on their Petition for a Private Bill may be now received:"

It is Ordered, That the said Report be now received.

Leave for a Bill:

Accordingly, After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of James Weller Ladbroke 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 to confirm certain Leases granted by James Weller Ladbroke Esquire of Land and Premises at Nottinghill, in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes."

Mrs. Moffat's Divorce Bill, Order for 2 a:

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frances Moffat with William Palmer Moffat Esquire, and to enable her to marry again," be read a Second Time on Friday the 8th of June next, and that Notice thereof be affixed on the Doors of this House, and the Lords summoned; and that the said Frances Moffat may be heard by her Counsel, at the said Second Reading, to make out the Truth of the Allegations of the Bill; and that the said William Palmer Moffat may have a Copy of the Bill, and that Notice be given him of the said Second Reading; and that he be at liberty to be heard by his Counsel what he may have to offer against the said Bill, at the same Time.

Petitioner to attend.

Ordered, That Frances Moffat do attend this House on Friday the 8th of June next, in order to her being examined upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Frances Moffat with William Palmer Moffat Esquire, and to enable her to marry again," if the House shall think fit, whether there has or has not been any Collusion, directly or indirectly, on her Part, relative to any Act of Adultery that may have been committed by her Husband; or whether there be any Collusion, directly or indirectly, between her and her Husband, or any other Person or Persons, touching the said Bill of Divorce, or touching any Proceedings or Sentence of Divorce had in the Ecclesiastical Court at her Suit, or touching any Action at Law which may have been brought by her against any Person for Criminal Conversation with her the said Frances Moffat's Husband; and also whether, at the Time of the Adultery of which she complains, her Husband was, by Deed, or otherwise by her Consent, living separate and apart from her, and released by her, as far as in her lies, from his conjugal Duty, or whether he was, at the Time of such Adultery, cohabiting with her.

Reform (England) Bill, Petition of Non-resident Freemen of Oxford for Continuation of their Elective Franchise.

Upon reading the Petition of the Non-resident Freemen of the City of Oxford, residing in and near London, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying their Lordships, "That should the same pass into a Law they may not be deprived of their Elective Franchise, but be enable to enjoy the same as they have hitherto been accustomed, during the Term of their Lives only, thereby giving up the same Privilege after their Deceases, so far as relates to their Children:"

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

Reform (England) Bill, Petition from Purbecl to return a Member.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants of the Island of Purbeck, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying, "That if their Lordships shall be pleased to pass any Bill for altering the Rights of Persons to elect Members to serve in the House of Commons, its Enactments may enable the Petitioners, Freeholders, Householders and Inhabitants of the Island of Purbeck, to elect One Member to represent the Island in the Commons House of Parliament:"

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

Poor Allotments Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to authorize (in Parishes inclosed under any Act of Parliament) the letting of the Poor Allotments in small Portions to industrious Cottagers."

Then the following Amendment was made to the said Bill:

Pr. 4. L. 33. After ("Residence") insert ("or if there should have been any Difficulty in finding such usual Place of Residence, then upon Proof, on Oath, of such Difficulty, and that such Summons has been affixed on the Door of the Parish Church of the said Parish in which such Land is situated, and in any Extra-parochial Place on some Public Building or other conspicuous Place therein")

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. Cross and Mr. Trower;

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.

Crown Lands (Ireland) Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to promote the Improvement of a District of Mountain Land in the Counties of Limerick, Cork and Kerry, in Ireland, by making new Roads through the same; and to encourage the Employment of the poor Inhabitants thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Beverley, &c. Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining certain Roads in the Neighbourhood of the Towns of Beverley, of Kingston-upon-Hull and of North Cave, called "The Beverley, Hessle and North Cave Turnpike Roads;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Lichfield, &c. Raods Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing the First District of the Road from Coleshill, through the City of Lichfield and the Town of Stone, to the End of the County of Stafford, in the Road leading towards Chester, and several other Roads in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford and City and County of the City of Lichfield;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Hartlepool Docks, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining Wet Docks in the Port of Hartlepool, and a Railway from the said Docks into the Township of Moorsley, with certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Durham;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Standard Life Assurance Co's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Standard Life Assurance Company to sue and be sued in the Name of their Manager; for confirming the Rules and Regulations of the said Company; and for other Purposes relating thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Hartlepool Pier Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending and rendering more effectual an Act of King George the Third, for improving the Pier and Port of Hartlepool, in the County of Durham;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.

Ternhill Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving the Road from Ternhill to Newport, in the County of Salop."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Bawtry & Selby Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing, improving and maintaining the Road from Bawtry to Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Goudhurst Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads leading to and through the Town of Goudhurst, in the County of Kent."

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Manchester, &c. Railway Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway to alter some Parts of the said Canal Navigation, to alter and amend the Line of the said Railway, to make further Collateral Branches thereto, and for amending the Powers and Provisions of the Act relating to the said Canal and Railway."

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 4 preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

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

Jesus College Estate Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, to enable the Master, Fellows and Scholars of Jesus College, in the University of Cambridge, to alter and vary the Benefaction of Doctor Edmund Proby and Sir Thomas Proby, and to appropriate the same for the Benefit of the said College in the Augmentation of several small Rectories and Vicarages; and further to appropriate the said Benefaction."

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 the former Messengers;

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

Insolvent Debtors (India) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue, until the First Day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, an Act of the Ninth Year of His late Majesty, for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in India;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

Navy Civil Departments 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 the Laws relating to the Business of the Civil Departments of the Navy, and to make other Regulations for more effectually carrying on the Duties of the said Departments;" and for the Lords to 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 One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow.

Ecclesiastical Corporation Lands Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorize the identifying of Lands and other Possessions of certain Ecclesiastical and Collegiate Corporations;"

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

Tower Hamlets Small Debts Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend and render more effectual certain Acts of the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second and the Nineteenth Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for the more speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

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.

Ruskington, &c. Drainage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for inclosing, draining and embanking Lands within the Parishes of Ruskington and Dorrington, and the Township or Hamlet of North Kyme, in the Parish of South Kyme, all in the County of Lincoln."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Doncaster & Selby Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the Town of Doncaster to the Town and Port of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

West India Colonies, Petition from Ross-shire respecting, referred to Com ee on the Subject.

Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Commissioners of Supply, and Justices of the Peace of the County of Ross, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the depressed State of the West India Colonies, and praying their Lordships "to adopt Measures which shall be compatible with the Well-being of the Slaves themselves, with the Safety of the Colonies, and with a fair and equitable Consideration of the Interests of private Property:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the State of the West India Colonies.

St. Andrew Holborn, &c. Improvement Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Regulation and Improvement of the United Parishes of Saint Andrew Holborn above the Bars and Saint George the Martyr, in the County of Middlesex," 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."

Shawbury Roads Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better maintaining certain Roads within the County of Salop called "The Shawbury District of Roads," was committed.

Harberrow, &c. Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing certain Commons or Tracts of Waste Lands called Harberrow and Blakedown Commons, in the Parish of Hagley, in the County of Worcester," 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."

Lords summoned.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Friday the 1st of June next.

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Bristol:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Bristol and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will not support by Grants of Public Money any System of Education for Ireland which has not the entire and unmutilated Word of God for its Foundation, and which does not encourage the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures among all Classes and Descriptions of His Majesty's Subjects; and that in the Application of Public Money no Compromise in Principle or Practice be made with the Church of Rome:"

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

Inhabitants of Glasgow:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Glasgow, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to prevent the proposed Plan of Education for Ireland from being permanently adopted:"

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

Presbytery of Glasgow.

Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Elders of the Presbytery of Glasgow; praying their Lordships to refuse their Sanction to any Measure of National Education in Ireland not founded on a just Regard to the Liberty of the Subject, and the Principles of the British Protestant Constitution:"

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Chancellor.

8th Report from Appeal Com ee.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Parties Cases, now depending in this House upon Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House; and of other Matters relating thereto; and to report to the House; and to whom was referred a Petition in the Cause Blake against Boyle; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Petition of Xaverius Blake Esquire, on behalf of himself and Walter Blake the younger, his infant Son, praying that their Lordships will be pleased to receive his Petition and Appeal against a Decree made in the Court of Chancery of Ireland, on the 30th Day of June 1830, (to which Appeal he calls Alexander Boyle and Andrew Nixon as Respondents,) and dispense with the Standing Order in this Case; and had heard the Petitioner's Agent thereon, who stated to the Committee, that Notice of the Petition for Leave to present the said Petition and Appeal had been served upon Henry Darley, the Clerk in Court, and Joseph Bromlow, the Solicitor for the Respondents in Ireland; and the Committee are of Opinion, under the Circumstances of the Case, That the Petitioner may be allowed now to present his said Petition and Appeal, as desired."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House; and Ordered accordingly.

Baillie v. Baillie et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Baillie is Appellant, and Thomas Baillie, and others, 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.

Blake v. Boyle & Nixon.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Xaverius Blake Esquire, on behalf of himself and Walter Blake the younger, his Son, a Minor of tender Years; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the 30th Day of June 1830, made in Two certain Causes, in the First of which the said Xaverius Blake and Walter Blake his Son, by his Father and next Friend, were Plaintiffs, and John Batchelor, John Fitzgerald, Alexander Stewart, Henry Staines and Elizabeth Bermingham, James Stewart and Walter Blake, were Defendants; and in the Second the said Xaverius Blake and Walter Blake his Son, by his said Father and next Friend, were Plaintiffs, and Alexander Boyle, The Reverend Alexander Nixon Clerk, Executors of the said John Batchelor deceased, and the said John Fitzgerald, Alexander Stewart, Henry Staines Esquire, Elizabeth Bermingham, James Stewart and Walter Blake Esquires, were Defendants, by Bill of Revivor and Supplement; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed, or that the Appellant may have such further and other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that the said Alexander Boyle and Andrew Nixon may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Alexander Boyle and Andrew Nixon may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday the 28th Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the Solicitor or Clerk in Court of the said Respondents shall be deemed good Service.

Zemindar of Nozeed Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing for the Discharge of a Claim in respect of Monies advanced by the late James Hodges Esquire on Security of the Lands of the late Zemindar of Nozeed and Mustaphanagur, in the District of Fort Saint George, in the East Indies, now under the Government of The Honorable the East India Company;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time on Friday the 1st of June next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petitions for Abolition of: (Santry:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Santry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the all-important Question of Tithes into their immediate Consideration, with a view to afford the Petitioners effectual Relief from what they consider a most odious Impost, which they have heretofore paid because it is the Law of the Land, but not for Conscience Sake:"

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

Kilkeedy:

Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Kilkeedy, in the County of Limerick, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their timely Consideration the present Tithe System in Ireland, and totally and immediately to abolish Tithes:"

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

Kilbrudy, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Kilbrudy, Athanasius and Emty Grennan, in the County of Limerick, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Tithes and Church Lands, which are Public Property, and from which the Poor have a Right to Aid in their Sickness, Infirmity and Distress, and out of which Churches, Hospitals and Schools should be erected and maintained, by which the Petitioners would be relieved from Vestry Cesses and the Public from Taxation, and finally out of which the Clergy who minister to the Spiritual Comfort and Instruction of their Flock are entitled to a decent and respectable Maintenance, may be appropriated to those Purposes:"

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

Anatomy Bill, Petition of National Trades Political Union (Dublin) against.

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the National Trades Political Union, Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for regulating Schools of Anatomy;" and praying their Lordships, That the same may not pass into a Law; and that should their Lordships deem it necessary to legislate on such Subject, that the Bodies of all Suicides, (unless such as should be declared lunatic previous to such Suicide,) as well as the Bodies of Murderers and Malefactors executed under Sentence of Law, be given up for Anatomical Examination, with Certificate of Sheriff or Coroner; and that any Person or Persons whatsoever having a dead Body or Bodies in his or their Custody for the Purpose of Dissection, or having dissected a dead Body or Bodies, without such Certificate, and all Resurrectionists or Persons dissecting any dead Body or Bodies, (except under Direction of some Coroner or Magistrate,) on Conviction thereof, be transported beyond the Seas during the Term of their natural Lives:"

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

Message to H.C. for Report on Tithes (Ireland.)

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to request that they will be pleased to communicate to this House, "A Copy of the First Report made from the Select Committee appointed by that House on Tithes in Ireland."

Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (British Subjects:)

Upon reading the Petition of the British Subjects, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

West Row, Stockton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in West Row, Stockton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Brabourne:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Baptist Minister of Brabourne, Kent, and Congregation, with other Friends of Liberty, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Great Shelford:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Congregation of Protestant Dissenters at Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Blisworth:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Protestant Dissenters of Blisworth, in the County of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Cannington:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cannington and Neighbourhood, in the County of Somerset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Congleton:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Congleton, in the County of Chester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Mansfield:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Mansfield and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Frome Selwood:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Woodbridge:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Woodbridge and its Vicinity, in the County of Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to proceed to the immediate Consideration of Measures for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions at the earliest Period compatible with the Substitution of a System of judicial Restraint for the irresponsible Authority of the Master:"

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

Epping:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Epping and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will adopt, with as little Delay as possible, some decisive Measure, which, not being incompatible with the Property of those Individuals who have unfortunately Possessions in the West Indies, shall at once free this Country from the Toleration of Slavery, a Stain which has too long been suffered to exist:"

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

Oswestry:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Oswestry Anti-Slavery Association, and other the Inhabitants of that Town and Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "not to defer any longer that Act of Justice and Humanity to His Majesty's enslaved Subjects, for which the Voice of the People of England has been so often and so loudly raised, but to adopt immediate Measures for the total Abolition of Slavery throughout His Majesty's Dominions:"

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

Horrabridge:

Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists of Horrabridge, in the County of Devon, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will immediately sanction such Measures as will lead to the early Emancipation of our Brethren and Fellow Subjects of African Descent:"

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

Wellingborough:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wellingborough, in the County of Northampton, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Leiston:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Leiston, Suffolk, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Providence Chapel, Abergavenny:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Baptist Church and Members of the Congregation assembling in Providence Chapel, Lion Street, Abergavenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Braintree:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Braintree, in the County of Essex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bocking:

Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Bocking, in the County of Essex, and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:

Bridgwater:

And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Bridgwater and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying, "That their Lordships will proceed to the immediate Consideration of Measures for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Dominions:"

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

Billericay:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Billericay and its Vicinity, Essex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying "for their Lordships Interference for the Emancipation of Eight hundred thousand of their Fellow Subjects in the West Indies:"

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

Nottingham:

Upon reading the Petition of the Females of Nottingham and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "immediately to adopt Measures to substitute the Authority of the Laws for the irresponsible Power of the Slave Owner; to fix an early Period for the total and entire Abolition of Slavery in every Part of the British Dominions; and that Slavery may not be entailed upon a succeeding Generation; and that their Lordships will direct that no Child shall hereafter be born a Slave, but that every Negro Mother may clasp to her Bosom a Child free-born:"

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

Carlisle.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Carlisle and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "not only that an early Day be fixed by Law after which all Children that may be born shall be from their Birth free, but also that the Boon of speedy and entire Emancipation be conferred on the present Race of Slaves:"

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

Tithes (Ireland) Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to facilitate the Recovery of Tithes in certain Cases in Ireland, and for Relief of the Clergy of the Established Church;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

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.

Reform (England) Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be again put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and for the Lords to be summoned;

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

After some Time, the House was resumed.

Ordered, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Lords be summoned.

Birkenhead Church Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Church of Saint Mary in the Chapelry of Birkenhead, in the County Palatine of Chester," 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 made several Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; (vizt.)

"Pr. 2. L. 2. & L. 3. After ("mentioned") insert ("And whereas the said Francis Richard Price is also willing, on the Decease of the present Incumbent or next Avoidance of the said Church, to give up to the Minister of the said Church a certain Messuage or Dwelling House, with the Outbuildings, Yards, Gardens and Appurtenances, situated in Birkenhead aforesaid, now in the Occupation of The Reverend Andrew Knox Clerk, and which he the said Francis Richard Price claims to be seized of or entitled to in Fee-Simple, to be used as a Residence for the Minister for the Time being of the said Church for ever")

"Pr. 16. L. 34. After ("Churchwardens") insert Clauses A. and B.

"Clause A. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Francis Richard Price, his Heirs and Assigns, or any of them, or any Person or Persons who may be Trustee or Trustees for him or them, and he and they is and are hereby required, at any Time after the passing of this Act, to make and execute such Grants, Conveyances or Assurances as may be necessary or expedient for conveying and assuring a certain Messuage or Tenement of which he may be seized in Fee-Simple without Incumbrances, situated within the said Township or Chapelry of Birkenhead, with the Outbuildings, Yards, Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, now in the Occupation of The Reverend Andrew Knox, and the Inheritance thereof in Fee-Simple in Possession, unto the Minister of the said Church for the Time being, and his Successors, for the Purposes of this Act; all which Conveyances and Assurances may be made in the Form following, or in such other Form as the Case may require, or as near thereto as the Circumstances of the Case will admit:

"I [or We] under the Authority and for the Purposes of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth, intituled, [here set forth the Title of this Act,] do hereby freely and voluntarily, and without any valuable Consideration, grant, convey and assure unto A.B. the Minister of the Church of Saint Mary in Birkenhead, in the County Palatine of Chester, and his Successors for ever, all [here describe the Premises to be conveyed] and all my [or our] Estate, Right, Title and Interest in and to the same, and every or any Part thereof, to hold the same unto and to the said A.B. and his Successors, Ministers of the Church of Saint Mary in Birkenhead, for ever. In Witness, &c."

And every such Grant, Conveyance and Assurance so made shall be enrolled in the Court of Chancery, and registered in the Registry of the Diocese of Chester, and when the same shall have been so enrolled and registered shall be good, valid and effectual to all Intents and Purposes, and shall operate as a Merger of all outstanding Terms of Years, whether expressly attendant upon the Inheritance or not."

"Clause B. And be it further enacted, That when and so soon as such Grants, Conveyances and Assurances shall have been executed by the said Francis Richard Price, his Heirs or Assigns, and his or their Trustee or Trustees, the said Messuage or Tenement, with the Yards, Gardens and Appurtenances, shall thenceforth be vested in and shall become the sole Property of the Minister for the Time being of the said Church, and shall be used as a Residence by the Minister for the Time being of the said Church for ever."

"Pr. 17. L. 33. Leave out from ("required") to ("to") in Line 35.

"Pr. 26. L. penult. & L. ult. After ("Appointments") insert ("and until others shall be appointed in their Stead")

"Pr. 30. L. 3. Leave out ("Baptism")

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

Ballesley Inclosure Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Township of Ballesley otherwise Bausley, within the Parish of Alberbury, in the County of Montgomery," 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 made One Amendment thereto." Which Amendment was read by the Clerk as follows; (vizt.)

"Pr. 1. L. 26. After ("Manor") insert ("and John Constable of Ringmer, in the County of Sussex, Clerk, is Lessee, under the said Warden and Fellows, of the said Tithes")

And the said Amendment, being read a Second Time, was agreed to by the House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Maii, horâ decimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.