HC Deb 02 March 1849 vol 103 cc87-9

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time,"—Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."


opposed the second reading of this Bill, on behalf of the parishioners, who felt aggrieved at the attempt to saddle them with additional burdens, and to charge the poor-rate with the cast of the vicar's garden and other expenses. He considered it as a mere contrivance to create a fresh endowment. Dissenters were very numerous in the parishes which it would affect, and those religionists felt themselves much aggrieved by its proposal. This was in fact a sister bill to the Whitechapel Rectors Bill, one being a job of Brasenose, Oxford, and the other a job of King's College, Cambridge. He, therefore, moved as an Amendment that it be read a second time that day six months.


hoped the House would not reject this Bill, the object of which was only to divide the living, and to appropriate a portion of the funds to the support of another incumbent; thus increasing the means of church accommodation and of spiritual provision. The parishes of Richmond and Kingston were large, and fairly called for a division—a purpose perfectly in accordance with the principle approved of by the House last night, on the Motion of the noble Lord (Lord Ashley); and he utterly denied that the project—a most momentous one—deserved the odious epithet of "a job."


said, he did not understand there was any opposition to the Bill on the part of the inhabitants in the neighbourhood. The Bill had been agreed to in full vestry of the parishes of Richmond and Kingston. Not a single parishioner had opposed it.

Question put, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question." The House divided:—Ayes 36; Noes 27: Majority 13.

List of the AYES.
Ashley, Lord Hotham, Lord
Bellew, R. M. Lindsay, hon. Col.
Bernard, Visct. Macnaghten, Sir E.
Blackall, S. W. Maitland, T.
Blair, S. Masterman, J.
Boyle, hon. Col. O'Connor, F.
Buller, Sir J. Y. Patten, J. W.
Campbell, hon. W. F. Plumptre, J. P.
Childers, J. W. Russell, F. C. H.
Clay, Sir W. Sandars, G.
Deedes, W. Somerville, rt. hon. Sir W.
Dodd, G. Spooner, R.
Fuller, A. E. Stanley, E.
Goulburn, rt. hon. H. Taylor, T. E.
Greene, T. Ward, H. G.
Grogan, E. Watkins, Col. L.
Heald, J.
Herbert, rt. hon. S. TELLERS.
Hill, Lord M. King, P. J. L.
Hornby, J. Douglas, Sir C.
List of the NOES.
Anderson, A. Locke, J.
Brotherton, J. Mowatt, F.
Brown, H Pilkington, J.
Clay, J. Reynolds, J.
Cobden, R. Smith, J. B.
Duke, Sir J. Stuart, Lord D.
Duncan, G. Thorne G
Ellis, J. Townshend, Capt.
Evans, Sir De L. Walmsley, Sir J.
Fagan, W. Wawn, J. T.
Forster, M. Willcox, B. M.
Greene, J. Wyld, J.
Harris, R. TELLERS.
Humphery, Ald. Lushington, C.
Kershaw, J. Thompson, Col.

Main Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read 2½, and committed, and referred to the Committee of Selection.


said he should, on the bringing up of the report, move that it be not received.


remarked, that it was impossible to tell what alterations the Committee might make in the Bill, and yet the hon. Member pledged himself—whatever its provisions might then be—to move its rejection.

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