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Isabella Hubbard, of the said parish ... ... ... ... P- 53

Upon the petition of James May, showing that he was apprenticed by
the churchwardens of Limehouse Hamlet, in the jiarish of Stepney, to Jonas
May, of the said hamlet, mariner, and that the said Jonas has absconded,
and that his wife is in Newgate, whereby the petitioner is left destitute, and
praying to be discharged, it is ordered accordingly ... ... ... p. 54

Whereas on the 20th of April, 169 1, the inhabitants of Kensington
Parish were ordered to pave with stone the common highway in the said
parish "on both sides the way," on or before the 24th of June following
\vtde Sessions Book, No. 484, p. 81], which the said inhabitants, for good
reasons shown, were unable to get done by the time limited, and therefore



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they obtained several orders for an enlargement of the time until the 24th of
June last \yide Scssiotis Book, No. 490, p. 58]. Upon the petition of the said
inhabitants, showing that they could not i)rocure sufficient stones and gravel,
and that the summer proved so wet, and the highway so dirty, that it was
impossible to perform the said order at a reasonable expense, and praying
a further indulgence of time, it is ordered that further time be allowed, viz.,
until the ist of May next, and that in the meantime a sufficient quantity of
gravel be laid in the said highway to make the same passable... ... p- 55

Upon the certificate of certain Justices (named) that they have viewed a
certain street leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John Street, and that
they adjudge the said street fit to be paved with stone on both sides the way
from the house of Mr. Todd on the north side, and from the St. John
of Jerusalem Tavern on the south side to St. John Street aforesaid, it is
ordered that the same be carried out before the first day of the next
Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Browne, John Beacham,
William Salmon, and others, inhabitants of the parish of St. Mary's, Islington,
showing that by virtue of an estreat made on the 27th of June last against the
inhabitants of the said parish f>r neglect in repairing the highways, there had
been levied on the petitioners the sum of ^400, and that they have not had
any contribution from the other inhabitants, and pra)ing that an assessment
may be made [for the benefit otj the petitioners, it is ordered accordingly p. 56

An order to prevent carters, carmen, and draymen riding in their carts,
cars, and drays through the public streets, lanes, and places on account of
the common practice of driving furiously to the danger of young children and
others, their Majesties' subjects ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 58

Upon information that Benjamin Beckett of Whitechapel, Henry Rogers
of Chiswell Street, Henry Quintin and Humfry Morris of Cowcrosse, .Andrew
Vaughan of Saffron Hill, George Constable of Holborn Bars, Thomas Bryan
of Boswell Court, John Thornton of Witch Street, John Browne of Soho,
Greek Street, Charles Whitehead of St. Giles, and William Meachin of
St. Andrew's, Holborn, the sheriffs bailiffs, do keep common " spunging
houses " and detain their prisoners for several days contrary to the law ; it is
ordered that the said bailiffs shall have their licenses suppressed, and
that from and after the 2nd of February next they shall not sell any beer
or ale ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 59

Proceedings upon the petition of the surveyors of the highways of
St. Giles's Parish and those of St. Pancras, showing that one side of the road
leading from St. Giles's Pound to Hampstead is in the said parish oi
St. Pancras, and that 150 poles of the said way "or thereabouts" is in the
said parish of St. Giles'-in-the Fields, and that, notwithstanding great sums
have yearly been laid out by the authorities of both parishes, the road is not
kept in such good repair as it should be, owing to the fact that the surveyors
ot the said parishes do not work at the same time in the repair of the said
road, and that at a meeting of the inhabitants of the said parish, on the
27th of July, 1691, it was agreed that the highway "leading from the end of
Great Russell Street over against the sign of the old Crab-tree on St. Giles's
side, and from the said sign of the Crabtree {sic) in St. Pancras side as far as
the said parish of St. Pancras doth extend towards St. Giles's Pound," should



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be raised and sufficiently repaired at the equal charge of each parish, and that
the common sewer in St. Pancras Parish should be cleansed and repaired
likewise at the charge of both parishes, and that for the future (after 1691)
the expenses for all repairs should be so equally divided, except they should
be otherwise ordered by the Justices, and praying the Court will confirm the
said agreement; it is [confirmed] accordingly ... ... ... ... p. 60

A receipt, signed by Isaac Lodgson, churchwarden, and Christopher
Bateman, overseer, of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, for the sum
of ;^4 ; Henry Oldham and Thomas Potter having paid 40/- each for refusing
to take the oaths tendered to them ... ... ... ... .. p. 61

Names of five victuallers ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

Miscellaneous memoranda as to appearances, indictments, recognizances,
&c... pp. 63-68

[Page 69 blank.]
List of names headed " New Prison " and " House.of Correction " p. 70

Indenture of apprenticeship of John, son of John Brand, formerly of
Stebunheath, otherwise Stepney, to Thomas Claydon, of St. Paul's, Shadwell,
" house carpenter." To serve for seven years .. . ... ... ... p 71

The like of Moses, son of Philip Sawyer, formerly of St. Mary's Parish,
in the village of Bedford, country Bedford, tobacco pipe maker, to Lawrence
Nott, of St. James's, Westminster, tobacco pipe maker. To serve seven years.
Dated 29 September, 1692 ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

The like of Joseph, son of Joseph Standley, formerly of Cerricott {sic\
county Herts, husbandman, to John Osland, of St. Paul's, Shadwell, joiner.
To serve seven years. Dated 6 September, 1692 ... ... ... ibid.

Note of an apprentice (unnamed) to Samuel Corbet ... ... ibid.

Alphabetical lists of names headed '' Indictments and Calendar of
Recognizances" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 72-75

SESSIONS BOOK 501— DECEMBER, 1692.
Jury hst p. 5

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... ... pp. 7-32

[Pages 33-36 blank.]

Order to the constables and headboroughs of Hillingdon, complaints
having been made of robberies and burglaries, to " place and set a sufficient
watch, to consist of one constable or headborough, and three able men at
the house of Roger West, in Cowley Street, till the ist of March next"; and
that they do continue to keep their watch at the Red Lion in Hillingdon,
to consist of the like or a greater number of persons as heretofore. The
inhabitants of Cowley are to contribute to the watch kept in Cowley Street
by sending one sufficient person one night in every week to be on the
watch ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37



Sessions Book 501 — December, 1692. 87

Order for respiting the fines against the inhabitants of the parish of
Isleworth for not repairing the highways ... ... ... ... p. 37

James Downes, John Cornell, Abraham Frim and Jonathan Markham,
surveyors of the highways of St. Mary Matfellon (Whitechapel), state that, in
accordance with an Order of the Court, they have repaired and amended
Church Lane in that parish, and have disbursed jQ^^^ 3^. 9^. of their own money,
together with ;£() since their accounts were made up at the vestry. The
Court orders the churchwardens, &c., to make a rate to repay this sum, not
to exceed 4^. in the pound for tenements, &c., and 8^. for every ;^2o of
personal estate. Two of the Justices, George Bohun and Robert Constable,
to allow the assessment ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Complaint made of divers robberies and burglaries lately committed in
or near the parish of Chelsey " for want of strict, able and sufficient watches
and wards being kept there." The Court orders the constables and head-
boroughs of the parish, from the time of notice given to the loth of March,
to set such sufficient watches and wards at such places in the parish as
shall be thought most convenient for the safety of the inhabitants and
their Majesties' subjects passing through the parish about their lawful
business ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 39

Information is given to the Court by the chief inhabitants of the hamlet
of Wapping, Stepney, that Thomas Gatehouse, late churchwarden, had received
several considerable sums of money " given by his present Majesty for the
relief of the poor." amounting to ^145 and upwards, and had distributed only
a small part of it in relief, and had given a false and imperfect account of the
distribution. The Court having heard both parties ordered Thomas Gate-
house to deliver to the inhabitants a true report of all such moneys by him
received and expended, to whom paid, and where the said persons did then
and do now inhabit. The present churchwardens, one of those who audited
the accounts, and the beadle are to go from house to house in the said hamlet
with Thomas Gatehouse to examine what moneys were paid by him to such
poor persons now living in the hamlet. Report to be made to the next
Court P- 40

Thomas Clarke, surveyor of the highways for the liberty of Saffron Hill
and Hatton Garden, represents that the Court ordered in December, 1691
\vide Sessions Book 491, p. 52], that a way leading from the north end of
Hatton Garden, down towards Hockley Hole, should be amended with gravel
at the charge of the inhabitants of the liberty. He shows that he ought not
to repair the said way with gravel at the charge of the liberty, and prays the
appointment of two Justices to review the way and report whether it ought to
be repaired by the Uberty or by the occupiers of the adjacent houses. Ordered
accordingly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 41

Order made for Elizabeth Parry to serve the rest of her term of five
years' apprenticeship with John Appleby and Mary, his wife, in learning the
art of " washing point and gauze " ... ... ... ... ... p- 42

Order to Hugh Goddard, late constable of Spittlefields, to pay the sum
of ^13 I ij. 2^. to the present churchwarden ... ... ... ... thd.

Order to the constables of the liberty of the Strand to place a watch of
four able warders in the high street between Temple Bar and Salisbury
House every night until the watches are set at 10 o'clock ... ... p- 43



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Order for the committal of Thomas Griffith, of St. Pancras, to the New
Prison for non-payment of poor rate ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Order to the churchwardens, &c., of St. Clement Danes to pay to
Susanna Matson, widow, ^8 a year in quarterly payments ... ... ibid.

Order to Mr. Reynolds, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, to pay Captain
Thomas Jones, keeper of the New Prison, and governor of the House of
Correction, ;^2o in part payment of money due to him for repairs to the
prison and House of Correction... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order suppressing for three years the license of Daniel Smith, victualler,
of Hampton, for suffering disorders, &c. ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order suppressing the license of Henry Slade, victualler, of Hampton, for
a similar period ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for Humphrey Turner to serve the rest of his eight years*
apprenticeship with John Denton, mariner, of Stepney ... ... p. 45

Order for certain Justices — Lancelot Johnson, Sir Charles Lee, James
Cardrow, Thomas Owen, Thomas Hariot, Ralph Bucknall, Theophilus Eyton,
and John Herbert — to inspect and examine the workmen's bills for the
repairs at Hick's Hall, and to report to the next Court P- 46

[Pages 47-50 blank.]

Rough memoranda relating mainly to recognizances, &c.
A meeting of Quakers is certified to be at Mill Hill, in Hendon Parish,
and is registered accordingly ... ... ... ... ... PP- 51,52

[Pages 53-56 blank.]

A receipt from the surveyors of the highways of Stepney, of t8/- for the
default of John Stayley and Thomas Betts, in not working for six days a year
towards the repair of the highways in Stepney ... ... ... ... p. 57

Lists of those in New Prison and House of Correction ... ... p. 59

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... p[). 60-63

SESSIONS BOOK 502— JANUARY, 1693.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, commitments,

pp. 7-29

[Pages 30-46 blank.]

Whereas by an order of the loth of October last \yide Sessions Book 500,
p. 43], upon a hearing of the appeal between the overseers of the parish of
South Mymnis and those of Aston, county Herts, concerning the settlement of
Ann, daughter of John Phillips ; it was ordered that the said Ann should be
conveyed from Aston to tlie parish of South Mymms. The said order is now
ratified and confirmed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47



&c



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Upon a full hearing of the appeal between the churchwardens of VVootton
Parish, and those of Aston and South Mymms, concerning the last legal settle-
ment of John, Ann, and Elizabeth, the children of John Phillips, and it
appearing that the said John was last legally settled at Wootton, it is ordered
that the said children be maintained in that parish ... ... ... p. 47

Order concerning the settlement of Mary, relict of Robert Outram, and
Robert and Elizabeth, her two children, now chargeable to the parish of
St. Michael's, Wood Street. Upon proof that the said Robert was last settled
in the said parish, it is ordered that they continue there, and that the parish
of St. James's, Westminster, be freed ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

Order concerning the setdement of Joseph Taylor, whose wife, Ann,
and one child, are chargeable to Rislipp parish. Upon proof that the said
Joseph was last legally settled as a hired servant for a year to William Martin,
of Harmonsworth, it is ordered that the said Ann, with her child, be conveyed
from Rislipp to that parish ... ... ... ... ... • • • P- 49

Order concerning the settlement of Edward Pewry, now chargeable to
the hamlet of Mile End Old Town, by an order of the 14th of November
last. Upon examination it is ordered that he do continue in the said parish,
and that St. Mary's, Whitechapel, be freed from any charge thereof ... p. 50

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah Chandler, now chargeable to
Hornsey Parish. Upon proof that the said Sarah was a servant to Moses
Sedgwick, in Finchley Parish, it is ordered that she be conveyed from Hornsey
to Finchley ... ... ... ... ... ... ... •■■ P- 51

Dispute between Joseph Hall, of Stebunheath, otherwise Stepney,
mariner, and Thomas Jefferies, his apprentice, concerning the discharge of
the said apprentice. Upon reading the indenture, dated 9 December, 1691,
which shows the said apprentice was to serve for a term of three years only,
and the said indenture not being enrolled, it is ordered that the said Jefferies
be discharged ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 52

The petition of the churchwardens and overseers for the liberty above
bars, in the parish of St. Andrew's. Holborn, showing the increase of the poor
in the said liberty, and the insufficiency of the assessments to answer the
disbursements, and praying for an additional rate. It is referred to certain
Justices (named), who are to give order for such an additional rate as they
shall consider right ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 5^

Difference between the churchwardens and overseers of St. Paul's Parish,
Covent Garden, and those of St. Mary-le-Savoy, concerning the settlement of
John Evans, his wife and child. Upon proof that the said John " before and
since Michaelmas last " inhabited a certain house in the Playhouse Yard, in
the said parish of St. Paul's, and paid a yearly rent of ^15, it is ordered that
they be relieved by the last-named parish, and that of St. Marj^-le-Savoy be
freed p. 53

Upon information given on the 5th 01 December last by several
inhabitants of Wapping Hamlet, that Thomas Gatehouse, former church-
warden of the said hamlet, had received several considerable sums of money
for the relief of the poor, amounting to £,\i\^ and more, and had distributed



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but a small part thereof, and had given an imperfect account of the
distribution \yide Sessions Book No. 501, p. 40], the said Thomas Gatehouse
now appearing, and stating that he had distributed the said moneys to
the poor, many of whom are now dead, or removed, and that he was
interrupted in going from house to house in the said hamlet, and praying
for further time to make up his accounts, it is ordered to be referred to
certain Justices (named), who are to examine the accounts, and to report
the result at the next Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 54

Order concerning the settlement of John Bentley, who was passed by
order dated the 12 th of January from the parish of St. Ann's, Westminster,
to that of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. Upon proof that the said Bentley had
no legal settlement in the latter parish, it is ordered that he be conveyed to
that of St. Ann's p. 56

Proceedings upon the dispute between the churchwardens and inhabitants
of the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and William Miller, of the said
parish, tallow-chandler, concerning the confirmation of said Miller to serve
as surveyor of the highways for the hberty of HoUywell Street, in the said
parish. Upon proof of his being duly returned, it is ordered that he serve
for the ensuing year according to his nomination and election ... P- 5 7

Dispute between Colonel Francis Cambon and Joshua Rayman, his
servant, concerning the discharge of the said Joshua. Upon proof that the
said Joshua was hired by the said Colonel as a footman for one year, it is
ordered that he accordingly serve the remainder of his term ... ... ihid.

Proceedings upon the petition of Drue Hesketh, gentleman, showing that
he resides chiefly in Lancashire, but when in London in December last, Philip
Lloyd, overseer of St. Ann's Parish, Westminster, brought a warrant for

apprehending Askue, a coachman, as the reputed father of Elizabeth

Wedge's child, and that the said Lloyd affirmed to the said Drue that he was
the person meant, and that the petitioner having no person in London to
stand as surety for him in the matter, left with the said Lloyd a silver cup,
valued at ^^7, and ;^io in money, as pledge to indemnify the said parish for
the maintenance of the child until the hearing of the appeal. The said Drue
having entered into recognizances to appear at the next Sessions, it is ordered
that Lloyd deliver up to the petitioner the said cup and j[^\o deposited as
aforesaid ... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... P- 58

Order concerning the dividends received by the Justices' Clerks from the
licenses for alehouses ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

By an order of the loth of October last a certain new street in the parish
of St. James's, Clerkenwell, leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John
Street, was ordered to be paved with stone on both sides the way \i'ide
Sessions Book No. 500, p. 55], by the first day of this Sessions. Now upon
the application of Mr. Nailer and others interested in the houses, buildings, &c.,
fronting the said street, whose right it is to pave the same, praying for an
indulgence of time owing to the season being wet, it is ordered that the same
be granted until the first day of the next Sessions ... ... ... p. 61

Order upon the report of certain Justices (named) concerning the
accounts of the workmen for the repairs at Hicks Hall, and for payment of



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the money. The names and trades of the workmen employed, and the
amount of each account, are given ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

[Pages 64-72 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, appearances, acquittals
&c. PP- 73-75

[Pages 76, 77 blank.]

List of names under headings " New Prison " and " House of
Correction" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 7^

[Page 79 blank.]

Alphabetical hsts of names, headed " Indictments, [and] Calendar of
Recognizances" ... ... ... ... ••• ... ... pp. 80-83

Memorandum of persons subpoenaed ... ... ... ... p. 84



SESSIONS BOOK 503— FEBRUARY, 1693.

Jury list p. 5

Recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... pp- 7-22

[Pages 23-32 blank.]

Order discharging Edward Mascall, apprentice to Francis Lambe,
bricklayer, of Twickenham, from his indentures, as Lambe had left his
residence and deserted him for several months ... ... ... P- 33

Order for John Bird and Mabel Haynes to assign Robert Atkins to some
fit master to serve the rest of his apprenticehood. Atkins had been bound to
John Bird, senior, collar-maker, of St. Anne's, Westminster, who had died.
John Bird, junior, and Mabel Haynes were the executors of John Bird,
senior ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• ••• P- 34

Order to William Nott, bookbinder, of St. James's, Westminster, to
receive again his apprentice William Penington. Penington had given notice
to one of the Justices that a scandalous libel on their Majesties had been left
at his master's shop to be bound, and, fearing to return to his master on this
account, had absented himself, but since had asked leave to return ... p. 35

Order confirming the report of the Justices appointed to enquire into the
accounts of Thomas Gatehouse, late churchwarden of Wapping. The Court
find there is very great defect in the accounts, and injury done to the poor,
and that the inhabitants had just cause of complaint ; but as Gatehouse was
a poor working smith, not anyways capable of giving satisfaction, at the request
of the original complainants he is discharged from any further trouble relating
to this county money. A copy of the report is to be entered in the town
register book of the said hamlet as a caveat, \yide Sessions Book 502, p. 54.]

P-36

Order for William Underbill, treasurer for the maimed soldiers in the
hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay to Captain Thomas Jones,



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keeper of the New Prison, &c., ^37 45-. out of ^74 '6s. due to him for rent
and repairs to New Prison and the House of Correction ... ... p. 37

A similar order to Christopher Chtherow, treasurer for the maimed
soldiers in the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, to pay the
other half of ihe money due to Captain Thomas Jones ... ... p. 38

[Pages 39-44 blank.]

Rough memoranda, mainly relating to recognizances ... pp. 45-47
[Page 48 blank.]

Indenture : William Rowe, son of John Rowe, of Mile End, to Edward
Trubsham, cordwainer, of Ratcliffe, for seven years ... ... ... p. 49

List of persons in New Prison and House of Correction ... ibid.

Libt of indictments and recognizances ... ... ... pp. 50-52

Memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

SESSIONS BOOK 504— APRIL, 1693.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5

Memoranda : 1 hat John Percy, of Cripplegate, esquire, is chosen treasurer
for the maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and
Gore for 1693, and is also appointed to take the account of WilHam
Underbill, esquire, late treasurer.

The like for Francis Herrick, of Southall, for the hundreds of Elthorn,
Spelthorn, and Isleworth, who is also appointed to take the account of
Christopher Clitherow, esquire, late treasurer.

Thomas Sanders, of Smithfield Bars, gentleman, is chosen treasurer for
the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Ossulton,
Edmonton, and Gore for 1693, in the room of VVilliam Gunston, deceased,
late treasurer.

The like for William Steers, of Stains, gentleman, for the hundreds of
Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... p. 6

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, and
acquittals ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp 7-31

[Pages 32-34 blank.]

Order for the discharge of Ralph Winkfield from the ofifice of constable
of Hanworth ; William Bennet to serve in his place.

Order for the discharge of Mr. Carew Guidott, one of the registrars of
the High Court of Chancery, from the ofifice of overseer of the poor of the
parish of St. Andrew, Holborn. He pleads that the execution of his ofifice of
registrar requires his constant attendance ... ... ... ... P- 35

Debates of the appeal between the churchwardens and overseers of the
parish of St. Ethelburg Within, Bishopsgate, and the churchwardens of the
parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the settlement of Mary Bilney,



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