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churchwardens and overseers of the poor there, and to report 1 heir opinions
at the next Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 52

Upon information that the common highway in St. Mary's Parish,
Islington, leading from Highgate to the City of London, is in much need of
repair, and that the assessment ordered last Sessions \yide Sessions Book
No. 506, p. 66] is insufficient without the help of the Act 3 & 4 William and
Mary ; it is referred to certain Justices (named), who are to see that the said
Act be eftectually put into execution, whereby the said highway may be
thoroughly repaired ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 54

Order for the payment of ^^0^2 \s. ']d. due to William Duncomb, former
surveyor of the highways of Islington. [ Vide Sessions Book 506, p. 35.] p- 55

Upon the petition of John Williams, of Norton P'olgate, showing that he
has been elected headborough, and that he is a serjeant in Captain Thomas
Austin's company of militia, belonging to the Tower Hamlets, and that all
officers belonging to the said regiment have always been exempt from serving
any parish office, and praying to be discharged, it is ordered accordingly, and
Richard Carroll is ordered to appear to take the oath for the execution of the
said office... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 5^

Whereas John Miles, a poor child in Hornsey Parish, was apprenticed
by the churchwardens of the said parish, on the 15th of July, 1690, to Robert
Evans, of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, baker, until the said apprentice
should attain the age of 24 years, and whereas the said apprentice has absented



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himself, and is desirous to go to sea, by consent of the churchwarden and the
said Evans, the said Miles is discharged from his apprenticeship ... p. 57

[Pages 58-77 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names, headed, " Calendar of Recognizances and
Calendar of Indictments " ... ... ... ... ... pp. 78-81

Memoranda : —

John Halsey, constable of Islington, sworn in the pbce of Richard Betts.

A license granted to George Savory to keep an alehouse at the sign of the
World's End, in Stepney, till the 14th of February next.

Colonel Perry ordered to pay William Harris, of St. Giles' Without,
Cripplegate, 10/- for his present relief ... ... ... ... ... p. 82

Indenture of apprenticeship of Richard, son of William Crook, formerly of
Melkesham, county Wilts, yeoman, to William Devenish, of Chancery Lane,
barber surgeon. To serve seven years. Dated 18 May, 1693 ... ibid.

Memoranda as to subpcenas, &c, ... ... ... ... ... p. 84

SESSIONS BOOK 508— OCTOBER, 1693.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5

[Page 6 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, and
acquittals ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 7-24

[Pages 25-38 blank.]

Memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. ... ... PP- 39-43

[Page 44 blank.]

Lists of names under "New Prison" and "House of Correction"

PP- 45> 46

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of Ealing and Stepney,
concerning Edward James, who, by an order dated 19 July last, was with his
wife, Eleanor, and his two children, Thomas and Joseph, passed from the
parish of Spitalfields to the said parish of Ealing, it is ordered that they be
re-conveyed to Spitalfields ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of Mile End, New
Town, in the parish of Stepney, and St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel,
concerning Isabella Johnson, William Burrett, and Joseph Johnson, who, by
an order dated 12 July last, were conveyed to the said parish of Mile End, it
is now ordered that they be reconveyed to the said parish of St. Mary
Matfellon p. 48

Upon the report of certain Justices (named) that they have viewed and
inspected the south side of a certain new street, called Eagle Street, in the
parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Field.s, and judge it fit to be paved with stone from
the east side of a stone being a boundary of the said parish there westward to



Sessions Book 508 — October, 1693. 103

the channel in Kingsgate Street in the said parish, it is ordered that the said
paving be done before the first day of the next Sessions ... ... p. 49

Upon the report of certain Justices (named) that they have viewed a new
street, called Leman Street, in Cioodman's Fields, leading from Rosemary Lane
to the High Street, in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and find it very much
out of repair and almost impassable, and judge it fit to be paved with stone,
or otherwise mended, from the house late in the occupation of Benjamin Giles,
deceased, to the house of Henry Whiteupp inclusive, on the east side of the
said street, called Leman Street, and from the Black Boy Coffee-house to the
Black Horse Inn, on the west side of the said street, it is ordered that the said
paving is to be done accordingly before the 29th of November next ... p. 50

Order for the admission of William Harris, of the ])arish of St. Giles
Without, Cripplegate, to a yearly pension of ;^3, from the " Maimed Soldiers'
Fund," upon ];roof that he is very old and that he lost the use of his left arm
in their Majesties' service ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 5^

Order for the admission of John Lawrell, of Golding Lane, in the pari.sh
of St. Giles Without, Cripplegate to a yearly pension of ^3 as a maimed
soldier ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for reimbursing John Gardiner and Richard Parsons, late scavengers
of Goodman's Fields, the sum of ;£^ \s. 6d. disbursed by them for cleaning
the streets during their term of office ... ... ... ... ... P- 52

Upon an appeal made by Hannah Johnson, widow, of the hamlet of
Wapping, Stepney, against the poor rates demanded from her, it is ordered
that the matter be referred to Justices (named), and until their report is
received, no warrant of distress is to be executed upon the goods of the said
Hannah Johnson for such rates ... ... ... ... ... ... i/>id.

Order for superseding a warrant of distress against the surveyors of the
highways of Fulham, for not taking away the dirt and soil ; the reason given
for not having done the work being that there happened a great " glutt " of
rain and wet weather ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 53

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the Fields
and St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning Mary Getley, who, by an order of two
Justices (named), was conveyed to the former parish, it is now ordered that
she be removed to St. Andrew's, Holborn ... ... ... ... p- 54

Order that all the bread to be made hereafter by the common baker shall
be made according to the assizes of bread, which is that a penny wheaten loaf
is to contain 6| ounces, and that three halfpen)iy white loaves are to contain
the like weight, and household bread made of wheat is to contain double the
weight of white bread ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 55

Whereas one Daniel Hodge stands indicted for that he, using the trade
of a butcher, did on 15 September expose for sale, 50 sheep alive, and
50 lambs alive, against the form of the statute ; by consent of counsel for
the prosecutor, Robert Hyde, it is ordered that the said Daniel Hodge should
pay the prosecutor his reasonable costs and charges when taxed ... p- 5^



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Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Clement Danes
and St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, concerning Mary, wife of John Camphn, who with
her three children, by an order dated 5 August last, was passed to the parish
of St. Clement Danes, it is ordered that the said Mary Camplin and her three
children do continue in the said latter parish ... ... ... ... p. 59

Upon the matter in dispute between the constables of Kensington and
Hammersmith, concerning the passing of cripples and vagrants, it is ordered
that all such as are passed and travel in the Oxbridge Road shall be by the
said constable of Hammersmith passed on the north road, in the hamlet of
Hammersmith, direct to Acton and not to Chiswick, and that all such as are
passed on the west shall be conveyed from Hammersmith to Chiswick, and so
forward to Brentford ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

[Pages 61-64 blank.]

List of names headed " Badgers and Kidders licensed" ... ... p. 65

[Pages 66-69 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names headed Calendar of recognizances and
calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 70-72

Memoranda as to subpoenas ... ... ... ... ... p. 74

Walter Rose, of the parish of Sepulchre, licensed to be a common drover
to buy and sell cattle for one year. Dated 18 October, 1693 ••• P- 73

Miscellaneous memoranda : —

Counsel for " Mr. Sherman insist that his and his neighbours' houses
were part of Somerset Houre, and ought not to pay the poor rate."

Mr. Upton said they were alienated from Somerset House, and the
tenants upon poll tax were not accounted as part of Queen Dowager's family,
and prayed a warrant of distress, and offered to appear in any action and try
the right.

Sir James Butler, the Queen's Attorney, to repoit on the matter. Dated
18 October, 1693.

Sir James Butler desires judgment to be deferred till next Session, to
which the Court agreed.

All recognizances against recusants respited till next Sessions ... p. 74

List of constables appointed and miscellaneous memoranda ... p. 75



SESSIONS BOOK 509— DECEMBER, 1693.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... [>. 5

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, committals.

pp. 7-28
[Pages 29-38 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, committals, &:c. pp. 39-42

[Pages 43-46 blank.]



Sess/ofis Book 510- — fanuary 1694. 105

Order for Michael Rouden, constable of St. Ann's Parish, to deliver to
John Cox " one frize coat and one purple waistcoat," being goods lately
stolen from the said Cox, and found in the possession of James Nash, a
broker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Order for the payment of ^6 8.;. od. due to Thomas Barrett, headborough
of Hammersmith Hamlet, Fulham Parish, for the relief and passing of
cripples, vagrants, and other impotent persons through the said parish, ibid.

Upon the complaint of several inhabitants of St Andrew's Parish,
Holborn, that the churchwarden and overseers (named) for 1691 and 1692.
have presented an extravagant account, but have refused to produce their
books and vouchers, it is ordered that the said churchwarden and overseers
do attend certain Justices (named), who are to inspect the said accounts, and
make such order as they shall think meet ... ... ... ... p. j8

Order for certain Justices (named) to enquire what money Jonathan
Easden has extorted from various persons in the Tower Hamleis, and other
places, upon pretence of non-prosecution for keeping disorderly houses, or
for frequenting the same ... ... .. ... ... . . ... p. 49

Whereas A\'illiam Rant, of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, silkman, is
charged for turning away James Barnaby, his apprentice, before the expiration
of his apprenticeship, and upon evidence that the said Rant has refused to
instruct and provide for the said apprentice, it is ordered that Rant do
forthwith receive back the said apprentice, and provide for and instruct him
for the residue of his apprenticeship ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 52-65 blank.]

Names of victuallers ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 66

Receipt for ^i 2s. 6d., being money received from William Langham,
Nicholas Batteroone, William Bryan, John Guy, and Thomas Paxford, for the
use of the surveyors of the highways of St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch, and
paid by Mr. Harcourt, Clerk of the Peace, to Humphrey Elmes. Witness,
Charles Walker p. 67

Lists of names, headed, IMew Prison and House of Correction ... p. 68

[Pages 69-7 I blank.]

Alpha! etical lists of names, headed Calendar of Recognizances and
Calendar of Lidictments PP- 7^-75

Miscellaneous memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 76

SESSIONS BOOK 510— JANUARV, 1694.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...pp. 5, 6

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, appearances)
acquittals, &c PP- 7-23

[Pages 24-36 blank.]



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List of names under New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 37
[Page 38 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, committals,
&c. pp. 39-42

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

Order for several inhabitants of Datchy Lane, in the parish of St. Mary-
le-Savoy, to pay their assessments for the relief of the poor ... ... p. 45

Schedule of the names of the inhabitants of Dutchy Lane, in the parish of
St. Mary-le-Savoy, and of the sums of money assessed upon them for the relief
of the poor there... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... p. 46

George Russell, a maimed soldier, awarded 40/- towards his mainten-
ance ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ihid.

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Hampstead and
St. Pancras, concerning Sarah Robinson, wife of John Robinson, who, by an
order dated 7 November last, was, with her two children, removed to the latter
parish, it is ordered that she continue in the said parish of St. Pancras p. 47

Order to Richard Gray, gentleman, treasurer for the Marshalsea, King's
Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and
Isleworth for the year 1692 to pay j[,\z 8-^- 8^-> moneys received by him to be
distributed in charitable uses ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

Upon the dispute between the parishes of Hendon and Harrow,
concerning Abigail Chandler, wife of John Chandler, who, by an order dated
22nd of September last, was with her male child conveyed from the hamlet
of Pinner, in the parish of Harrow, to the parish of Hendon, it is ordered
that the said Abigail continue in Hendon ... ... ... ... p. 49

Upon the dispute between the ])arishes of St. Bride's, London, and
Ealing, concerning three small children, Anne Bride, Thomas Grove, and
Clara Goodwin, removed, by an order dated 20 November last, to St. Bride's,
they having been put out to nurse by the officers of the said latter parish to
one Elizabeth Curtis, of Old Brentford, it is ordered that they continue in
St. Bride's... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Upon the dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Mary Matfellon, concerning William Forster and Hannah, his wife, who,
by an order dated i November last, were removed to the former parish, it is
ordered that they be removed to the latter parish ... ... ... p. 50

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Sepulchre's and
St. Paul's, Covent Garden, concerning Anne Fisher who, by an order dated
9th of January last, was conveyed to St, Sepulchre'.s, it is ordered that she
continue in the latter ])arish ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of W'altham Abbey,
county Essex, and the parish of Enfield, concerning George and Benjamin
French, sons of George French, deceased, and Anne Baldwin, daughter of
William Baldwin, deceased, who were lately removed from the said parish



Sessions Book 510 — January, 1694. 107

of Enfield to the said parish of Waltham Abbey, it is ordered that the said
three children continue in the last-named parish... ... ... ... p. 51

Upon the petition of William Field and Lawrence Mortimer, late
constables of the parish of St. James, Westminster, it is ordered that jQt^ 5^. od.
be paid to the said Field, and jQ-i) ^5-*"- O'^- '^o the said Mortimer, they having
disbursed those sums during their office for the passing of vagrants and
cripples ... .. ... ... ... .. ... ... ... p. 52

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Twickenham and
West Drayton, concerning Elizabeth Smith and one child, who, by an order
dated nth of January last were removed from West Drayton to Twickenham,
it is ordered that they be re-conveyed to West Drayton ... ... p. 53

Order that John Pery, esquire, treasurer for the maimed soldiers and
mariners within the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay to
John Porter, of the parish of Stebunheath, alias Stepney, a maimed seaman^
the sum of 20/-.

The like orders for : —

Richard Bubbs, of the parish of St. Giles Without, Cripplegate.

George Jones, of the same parish.

Joseph Spenser, of the same parish.

Thomas Rymer, of the parish of Stepney.

John Perrin,of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch ... ... p. 54

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Paul, Covent
Garden, and St. Ann, Westminster, concerning John Harding, Mary, his wife,
and Mary, their child, late removed to the said parish of St. Paul, Covent
Garden, it is ordered that they do continue in the last-named parish... ibid.

Upon the petition of the churchwarden of the hamlet of Ratcliffe,
showing that by reason of the great increase of the poor, occasioned by the
present war, he has been forced to disburse of his own moneys, and that
before this year has expired he will be out of pocket at least ;^2oo, it is
ordered that an assessment be made upon the inhabitants of the said hamlet^
and the petitioner's complaint considered ... ... ... ... P- 55

Whereas at the Sessions held on the 4th of December last \yide Sessions
Book No. 509, p. 47] it was ordered that the churchwardens of the hamlet of
Hammersmith, in the parish of Fulham, should pay to Thomas Barrett, late
headborough of the said hamlet, the sum of ;^6 %s. od., expended by him for
passing cripples, which the churchwardens, for certain reasons set forth, refused
to pay ; it is now ordered that an assessment be made on the inhabitants of
the said hamlet for reimbursing the petitioner ... ... ... ... p- 56

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Ealing and Harrow,
concerning John Chapman and his wife and child, who, by an order, were
lately removed to the parish of Eahng, it is ordered that they continue in the
said latter parish ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 57

Order by the Court that no Justice of the Peace, nor his clerk, shall
receive any dividend, saving only in that division where his master dwells, of
the money received at the general renewing of victuallers' licenses, and that no
clerk shall receive more than one dividend in one division ... ... ibid.



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Order that from henceforth no prisoner committed to the House of
Correction shall be discharged from his or her imprisonment (except in public
Sessions), but by the committing Justice, or, in his absence, by two other
Justices at least ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 58

Order for Justices to enquire into the petition of Joseph Allen, raker of
the hamlet of Ratcliff, who alleges that there is due to him the sum of ^20
for cleansing the streets ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the Justices of the Tower Division to enquire into the petition
of some of the inhabitants of the hamlet of Ratcliff against the assessment of
the scavenger rate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 59

Order as to extending time for the paving a street in the parish of
St. James, Clerkenwell. \_Vide Sessions Books No. 500, p. 55, and No. 506,
p. 48] ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

[Pages 62-68 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 69

List of persons ordered to pay the assessment of the poor rate in the
parish of St. Mary le Savoy ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 70

Inhabitants of St. Pancras and Hampstead to attend on their appeal
15 January, 1693... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Names of three bailiffs fined for absence ... ... ... ... ibid.

List of persons sworn ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 7 1

Calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 72

[Page 73 blank.]
Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 74, 75

SESSIONS BOOK 511— FEBRUARY, 1694.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, recognizances,
&c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 7-20

[Pages 21-24 blank.]

Lists of names, headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction."

pp. 25, 26

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, the .settlement
of Maria Portley, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 27-29

[Pages 30-38 blank.]
Note of the committal of John Murrey to New Prison ... ... P- 39

[Page 40 blank.]



Sessions Book 512 — April, 1694. 109

Whereas it was ordered on the T3th of October last \yide Sessions Book
No. 508, p. 4q] that a certain new street, called Eagle Street, in the parish of
St. Giles'-in the-Fields, should be paved with stone, before the first day of the
next Sessions ; now, upon consideration of the reasons set forth in the petition
of Thomas Felling and John Mitchell, an extension of time is granted until
the first day of the next Sessions... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order to certain Justices (named) to meet on the 27th of February, to
examine what fees have been anciently taken by the Clerk of the Peace and
all other officers of this Court, and also by the respective clerks of the Justices
of the Peace ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

List of 15 Justices present. The consideration of the above order is
adjourned until after the Sessions of Parliament, in case an Act be made as
to the fees of officers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 43

Order concerning the division of the money received at the general
renewal of victuallers' licenses in the Holborn Division ... ... ibid.

Order for the attendance at Westminster Hall, on 16 April, of Richard
Gray, gentleman, treasurer within the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and
Isleworth, for 1692, for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, to give
an account of money received by himfrom the several high constables in the
said division, for the relief of the poor prisoners ... ... ... p. 44

[Pages 45-47 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names, headed "Calendar of Indictments" and
" Calendar of Recognizances " ... ...' ... ... ... pp. 48, 49

Order for the Sheriff of Middlesex to summon a jury each Session for
the trial of raverses ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 50

Order for the withdrawal of George Constable's license for keeping a
common alehouse at Holborn Bars ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

Indenture of apprenticeship of Barnaby, son of John Agace, of Canter-
bury, county Kent, weaver, to Samuel De La Foss, of Bethnal Green Hamlet,
Stepney, clockmaker. Dated 20 February, 1694 ... ... ... ibid.

The like of George, son of Browne, deceased, and of Elizabeth,

his wife, to John Weale, o^" St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, to learn
"fencing with single rapier." Dated 10 July, 1693 ... ... ... ibid.

SESSIONS BOOK 512— APRIL, 1694.
Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5

John Herbert, chosen treasurer for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds
of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore for 1694, is appointed to take the account
of John Pery, treasurer during 1693 ... ... ... ... ... p. 6

The like appointment of Thomas Chambers for the hundreds of Elthorn,
Spelthorn, and Isleworth ; he is appointed to take the account of Francis
Merrick, former treasurer ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



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Appointment of William Munden, of Kensington, as treasurer for the
Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, within the hundreds of Ossulston,
Edmonton, and Gore, for 1694, in the room of Thomas Sanders, gentleman.

p. 6

The like appointment of John Smith, of New Brentford, within the
hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, in the room of William Steers,
gentleman... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the rates of labourers', artificers', and servants' wages to stand
as they were at the close of the Easter Sessions, 1693... ... ... ibid.

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, indictments,
commitments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 7-25

[Page 26 blank.]

Schedules of rates for the benefit of maimed soldiers within the hundreds
of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth.
The like for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals in the same
hundreds ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 27-32

[Pages 33, 34 blank.]

Order concerning the putting out to nurse of parish children. This
matter is brought into notice owing to one Mary Compton having starved and
murdered several infants placed in her care by public officers... ... p. 35

Order that William Lydall, of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel,
formerly lieutenant in the Royal Navy, do receive ^3 yearly from the funds
for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and
>Gore p. 36

[Pages 37-40 blank.]
List of names of those taking the oaths ... ... ... ... p. 41

[Page 42 blank.]



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