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former watch-house stood," it is ordered that the inhabitants be at liberty to
erect a convenient watch-house there ... ... ... ... ... p- 65

Order that John Windupp, of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, be
admitted to a pension of ^£2, a year, upon proof that he served their Majesties
in their wars, and received several wounds in both his legs on board the
"Captain," in the engagement with the French at Beachy Head, on 13 June,
1690 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. b6

Order to admit James Calliday, of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, to
a yearly pension of ;^3, upon proof that he served in several naval engage-
ments and received wounds, from which he is lame and incapable of main-
taining himself ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ilnd.

Order to reimburse Isaac [William in margin] Logsden, late church-
warden of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, money expended by him in
the service of the parish ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 67

Upon the petition of Robert Sheffield, esquire, and Francis Barry, gentle-
man, on behalf of themselves and several other inhabitants of the parish of
Kensington, against their rate of assessment for poor tax, an .order is made
reducing the assessment on Mr. Barry, but confirming the sum charged on
Mr. Sheffield p. 69

Upon the petition of Thomas Hobbs, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields, doctor of physics, against his assessment of poor rate, the matter is
referred to certain Justices to report thereon at the next Sessions ... p- 7°

Order tor the admission of William Kent, of Old Brentford, in the parish
of Ealing, to a pension of ^3 yearly, he having had his left leg shot off,
whilst serving as mariner in the Royal Navy ... ... ... ... i^id.

Whereas in the fifth and sixth year of the present reign, by an Act of
Parliam.ent for erecting a new parish to be called the parish of St John,
of Wapping, in the county of Middlesex, the hamlet of Wapping, White-
chapel, is made parochial by the name of St. John, Wapping, and is
made a distinct parish of itself, the inhabitants thereof to be subject to all
rates, &c., for the repairing of the highways of St. Mary Matfellon, alias
Whitechapel, and that the ministers and churchwardens of St. John are to
have power, with the minister and officers of the parish of St. Mary Matfellon,
in adjusting all rates and taxes, &c.

Nov/ by complaint made by the churchwardens of the said new parish of
St. John that the churchwardens of the said parish of St. Mary have not called
them to adjust the rates, and refuse to give any account touching the same.



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it is ordered that the churchwardens, overseers, and surveyors of the said
parish of St. Mary do attend at the next Sessions with their accounts... p. 7 1

Order for discharging Sarah Clements from her apprenticeship to Mary
Rest, widow, of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, upon the ground of
mmo derate correction and neglect to provide proper food and clothing, p. 73

Upon complaint of several inhabitants of the parish of St. Andrew's,
Holborn, for the liberty above Bars, that William Pangborn, one of the
overseers of the poor of the said liberty, and collector of the second loyal
aid, did without the consent of the assessors collect an overplus of £,zo^
which he still detains in his hands and refuses to account for, the matter is
referred to certain Justices for report PP- 73? 74

[Pages 76-85 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to discharge of prisoners, the taking of
oaths, &c.

License for a meeting house in Meeres Street, in the parish of Hackney,
for dissenting Protestants, by William Bates ... ... ... ... p. 86

Lists of names of those who have taken the oath ... ... ... p. 87

Calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... pp. 88, 89

Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 90, 91



SESSIONS BOOK 515— AUGUST & SEPTEMBER, 1694.

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

[Page 6 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, &c. pp. 7-28

[Pages 29, 30 blank.]
Lists of names headed New Prison and House of Correction pp. 31, 32

[Pages 33-48 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the appearance of the churchwardens
of Finchley and Whitechapel, recognizances, commitments, &c. pp. 49-52

[Pages 53, 54 blank.]

Order for Sara Saunders, of Finchley Parish, widow, to receive 2/6
weekly from the churchwardens of the said parish ... ... ... p. 55

Order for the churchwardens of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, to
reimburse Richard Harwell, Richard Bodle, Montjoy Harwood, Edward
Turner, William Isgar, and Henry Leak, former overseers of the said parish,
money expended by them ... ... ... ... ibid.



Sessions Book 516 — October, 1694. 121

Order for the discharge of Thomas Hull, apprenticed to Edward Sadler,
of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, victualler ... ... ... ... p. 56

Similar order in the case of John, son of John Buttery, apprenticed
to Thomas Anthony, of St. James's Parish, Westminster, tailor ... p. 57

Order for the collection of the arrears upon the rate for the relief of
the poor of Finchley for last year, and for reimbursing Edward Danson,
former overseer of the said parish. \_Vide Session Book 513, p. 39] ... p. 58

Mr. Jasper Harman to he paid 25/- for mending the " county " clock
in the dining room at Hicks Hall ... ... ... ... ... p. 59

[Page 60 blank.]

Order for Thomas Combs, of Fulham Parish, gentleman, to pay Martha,
^' his first and lawful wife," 10/- weekly ... ... ... ... ... p. 61

Order for the churchwardens of the parish of St. Clement Danes, to pay
Lidia Howard 6/- monthly ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Thomas Bathe, apprenticed to Thomas
Newman, of Stepney Parish, surgeon ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

[Pages 63-84 blank.]

Names of three victuallers ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 85

[Pages 86-91 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments and
Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... PP- 92-95

[Page 96 blank.]

SESSIONS BOOK 516-OCTOBER, 1694.

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

[Page 6 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, &c. pp. 7-27

[Page 28 blank.]
List of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction " p. 29

[Page 30 blank.]
List of names headed " Poor Prisoners " ... ... ... ... p- 31

[Page 32 blank.]

Order for John Crosse, George Rumbald, Stephen Godfrey, Thomas
Maynard, and Thomas Terry, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, to attend
next Wednesday, to answer their contempt of a previous order ... p. 33



122 Middlesex County Records.

Upon the oath of Richard Deely, of St. James's, Clerkenwell, gentleman,
that Gabriel Joy, surveyor of the said parish, has received of the said Deely
6/- towards the repairs of the highway, it is ordered that the said Joy do
attend on the 12th instant, so that it may be considered whether the collection
be made according to law ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of Martha, wife of John Burd, a
Serjeant in Lieutenant-Colonel Billings' company in Colonel Selwyn's regiment
of foot ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Woodburn, county Bedford,
and Kensington, as to the settlement of Jane, wife of WiUiam Poole... p. 35

Order in a dispute between the hamlet of Spittlefields, Stepney Parish,
and that of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, as to the settlement of Samuel England
and Sarah, his wife ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of David, son of John Blodwell, apprenticed to
John Hurly, of St. Ann's Parish, Westminster, surgeon ... ... p- 36

Order (upon the petition of William Atlee, churchwarden, and John
Chappell, overseer, of Ealing Parish) for the discharge of William Ludlow, a
poor boy of the said parish, apprenticed to Jonathan Stevens, of the said
parish, brickmaker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Ann's, Westminster, as to the settlement of Mary Muns and her child,
Sara ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

WilHam Mitchell, a poor man, aged about 60, and who has "a charge
of small children," is discharged from serving the office of headborough of
Golden Lane Liberty, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate p. 38

Upon the petition of Joseph Stent, John Slocomb, and Richard Gastner,
surveyors of the highways of Harmandsworth Parish, showing that they have
disbursed ;^3o " over and above the statute work done by the inhabitants of
the said parish," and that the highways are still in need of repair, and praying
that a rate may be made for reimbursing the petitioners, as well as for the
further repairing of the said highways, it is ordered accordingly ... p- 39

Order for examining the accounts of James Roakes, former churchwarden
of St. Pancras, and for a rate to reimburse him and others. "This order was
afterwards altered " (77^6' p. 54) ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Battersey, otherwise Under-
brick, county Surrey, and Monkin Hadley, as to the settlement of Thomas
Osborn, Joane, his wife, and their three children ... ... ... p. 41

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Finchley and Hornsey as to
the settlement of Susan and Elizabeth, the two children of William Smyth,
lately deceased ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Hoddesden, county Herts,
and Enfield, in this county, as to the settlement of William Bigg, and Mary,
his wife, with their five children ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43



Sessions Book ^i6— October, 1694. 123

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Paddington and Kensington^
as to the settlement of Thomas, the infant of Elizabeth Harrison, the said
infant being born in Paddington aforesaid, and Elizabeth Harrison being the
lawful wife of one Harrison, a soldier, who was last settled in Bristol... p. 44

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of Martha, wife of John Burd (vide
p. 34). The said Martha, " about two years since," was the servant of Daniel
Carrier, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, with whom she lived for a year ... p. 45

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Acton and Ealing, as to the
settlement of Mary, wife of John Noakes, and her two children, Judith and
John ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order for referring the accounts of the churchwardens of Chelsea, for
money disbursed by them in defending suits concerning the repair of a certain
highway " lying out of their said parish " ... ... ... ... p. 47

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Hampstead and St. Pancras,
as to the settlement of Ann Parrott, otherwise Harris, widow of Richard
Harris ... ... ... ... ... P- 48

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Mile End Old Town, Stepney,
and RatcHffe Hamlet, as to the settlement of Ann, the wife of Josiah Case
(who is now in their Majesties' service), and four young children ... p. 49

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Paul's, Shadwell, and
Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, as to the settlement of Sarah, Avidow of William
Budd ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Adam Stubbs, of S:. James's Parish, Westminster, is admitted as a
pensioner in the hundred of Ossulston, he having served as a soldier in
Captain Leigh's troop in the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for many years,
and in most of the late engagements in Ireland, where he lost the use of one
of his legs... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for ihe augmentation of the pension of William Lyddall, of
St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, a maimed soldier and mariner
of this county. [^Vide Sessions Book 512, p. 36] ... ... ... P- 51

Proceedings upon the dispute concerning the payment of poor rates by
Robert Emplage, of L-imehouse Hamlet, Stepney Parish, mariner. The said
Robert is now ordered to pay the same according to his ability ... P- 52

Order in a dispute between the Duchy Liberty, in the parish of St. Mary-
le-Savoy, and that of the Savoy Precincts, as to the settlement of Alice
Winterborne and her male child. The said Alice was last settled as the
servant of Peter Harminger, in the said precinct ... ... ... P- 53

Order for the payment of money due to James Roakes, former church-
warden of St. Pancras Parish. \_Vide ante, p. 40J ... ... ... P- 54

Proceedings upon the petition of Giles Prince, Francis Frazier, Ralph
Spooner, and others, innholders in the liberty of Westminster. Shows



124 Middlesex County Records.

that numbers of horse of the Earl of Oxford's regiment were quartered upon
them, and that the officers have not paid the petitioners for their quarters,
and that the said officers have, sometimes with billets and sometimes without,
quartered men and horses in excessive numbers upon the said innholders,
" without the constables of the respective wards and divisions," and prays for
relief in the premises. Upon proof that the complaint is groundless, the
petition is dismissed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p 54

Upon the petition of the surveyors (named) of the highways of Ealing
Parish, praying for the confirmation of a rate made for the repair of the
highways of the said parish, it is ordered accordingly ... ... ... p- 56

The Court is informed that great numbers of poor men and women
parochial pensioners, beg in other parishes, whereby the inhabitants of the
county are greatly oppressed " with the poor begging at their doors and
shops." It is ordered that the various churchwardens and overseers provide
badges or tokens for all their " pension poor," of some durable metal bearing
the name of their parish, hamlet or precinct, which badge is to be fixed at
the end of the left sleeve of the pensioner's outmost garment. Pensioners
refusing to wear the badge are to have their pensions stopped until they
conform to the order ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5 7

Proceedings upon the petition of John Chaplyn, which shows that he
was apprenticed to John Heylin, citizen and sadler of London, on the 13th ot
October, 1691, and that on the same day he was passed over to Francis
Walker, near Charing Cross, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields,
scrivener, whom he served for two years, when the said Walker died, and that
the petitioner has served Ann Walker, the widow, for one year, and that the
petitioner finds the said Ann's assistant incapable of instructing him, and
prays to be discharged. Upon proof that the said Ann has married one
Edward Stephenson, scrivener, who is capable of instructing the said
apprentice, it is ordered that he serve for the remainder of his term ... p. 58

Miscellaneous memoranda as to oaths of fealty, acquittals, indict-
ments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... PP- 59-67

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and
Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 68-71

[Page 72 blank].

SESSIONS BOOK 517— DECEMBER, 1694.

Jury list p. 5

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... pp. 7-31, 35-38

List of persons in the New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 33

Order of reference to a committee of the Justices to mspect the Acts of
Parliament relating to the relief and settlement of the poor ; to those in
the gaol> hospitals, and houses of correction ; and to poor prisoners... p. 41

Order to Edward Danson, late overseer of the parish of Finchley, to pay
to Richard Hyde, churchwarden of the said parish, ;^5 ij'. ii*^. ... find.



Sessions Book 518 — -January, 1695. 125

The claim of William Peirson, of Ealing, for ^\2 i6j. g^. from that
fiarish, expended by him as surveyor of the highways, referred to Henry
Hawley and Nicholas Grice, two Justices, for settlement ... ... ]x 42

Order for the discharge of Bridget Halshaw from her apprenticehood
with John Breviter, victualler, of St. Andrew's, Holborn ... ... ibid.

Order to the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Ealing, to make a rate
for repaying to William Blanchett ;^5 ds. 2d., expended by him in serving as
constable for the division of Old Brentford and surveyor of the highways in
1690 and 1692 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

"The Right Honouiable Charles, Earl of Monmouth" and "other
persons of quality " in the parish of Fulham, refuse to pay a double poor's
rate duly made. The Court appoints Sir John Elwes and Richard Woodcock,
two of the Justices, to wait on these persons of quality, and "to desire of
them to pay the moneys assessed." Report is to be made to the next Court
of Quarter Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order to William Durston, clerk of the parish of Sondley in the county
of Worcester, to pay to Richard Shipp the sum of ^36 for a nurse child,
Hannah or Anna Maria Duttun (Durston had gone by that name) : he is also
to indemnify the churchwardens, &c., of St. James', Clerkenwell, from any
charge on account of this nurse child ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order for the matron of the College of Infants at Clerkenwell to receive
3/- per week from Sir Thomas Rowe (who is to deduct it from his rent due
to the trustees) for the support of one Stott, a lame child ... p. 47

[Pages 48, 49 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 50-53

Rough memoranda referring to the Fulham case, amongst others
(page 45) ••• P- 55, 5^



SESSIONS BOOK 518— JANUARY, 1695.
Jury panels p. 5

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

[Pages 21-30 blank.]

Lists of names headed ''New Prison" and " House of Correction " p. 31

[Page 32 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, rent due for the corpora-
tion workhouse, convictions, acquittals, &c. ... ... ... pp. 33-36

Address of condolence on the death of the Queen, from the Justices of
the Peace to the King. Dated 15 January [1694-5] ... ... ... p. 37



126 Middlesex County Records.

Admibsion of Charles Leadgall, of Isleworth Parish, uiariner, as a
pensioner from the fund for maimed soldiers and mariners, he having served
as a seaman on the "Charles" galley last summer, in the expeditions against
Dieppe and Brest, in which service his back was broken ... ... p- 38

Order for the churchwardens of Bethnal Green, to pay Robert Trigoult,
overseer of the poor in that hamlet for 1692, the sum oi j[,^% expended
byhim p. 39

Order for Sir Thomas Rowe, knight, to pay Simon Harcourt, Clerk of
the Peace, ^40 Zs. od. due for rent of that part of the corporation work-
house at Clerkenwell which the said Rowe holds by lease from the trustees
of this county. \_Vide Sessions Book /^'] a,, t^. '^'^^ ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Wapping Hamlet, Stepney,
and St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, as to the settlement of Jane,
wife of Thomas Buddin, a soldier in His Majesty's service in Flanders p. 40

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Sepulchre's, as to the settlement of John Aldridge and Mary, his
wife p- 41

Order in a dispute between the parish of St. John, Wapping, and
Wapping Hamlet, as to the settlement of Ann, widow of John Browne, and
her three children, Elizabeth, Ann, and David ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order of reference as to the accounts of James Hunt, of St. Mary
Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, who was elected last Easter to serve as
constable in the said parish ... ... ... ... ... ... iind.

Whereas by an order of the 22nd of May last [inde Sessions Book No. 513,
page 39] the accounts of Edward Danson, former overseer of Finchley
Parish, were referred to certain Justices (named) ; now^, upon their report, it
was ordered that the said Danson pay the churchwardens ;^5 is. iid., which
he refused to do; the said order and report is confirmed, and Danson is
required to pay the money ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 43

Order in a dispute between the parish of St. Stephen, Coleman Street,
and Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, as to the settlement of Mary, daughter of
William Bard p. 44

Order in a dispute between the parish of St. John, Wapping, and
Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, as to the settlement of Eleanor Pickering, and her
two children, Jeremiah and Mary ... ... ... ... ... li'id.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Acton and Willesden as to the
settlement of Mary Taylor, widow, and her two children ... ... P- 45

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and
St. Mary-le-Savoy as to the settlement of Mary Glasgadine. The said Mary
served as an apprentice to one Robert Cox, a periwig-maker, in the former
parish ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• ••• P- 4^

Order that the Justices' clerks receive no dividend, except in the division
where the Justices dwell, of the money received at the general renewal of
victuallers' licenses ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 47



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127



The surveyors of the highways, "on Fulham side," Fulham Parish, for
1693, are to be reimbursed for the repairs of the said highways, by a rate on
the inhabitants of the said parish ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

A certificate, showing that on Friday, the 18th of January, John
Beauchamp and William Connop, of Staines, innholders, affirmed that the
sums of money underwritten are unpaid, for quarters for the officers and
men in Captain Coward's company of Dragoons, commanded by Colonel
Leigh, and lately quartered in Siaines aforesaid : —



To John Wells, at the White Horse

Francis Harman

William Saunders, at the Rose and Crown
James Acton, at the Black Boy ...
Thomas Bell, at the Bear ... ... " ..

William Field, at the Anchor

Richard Fortune, at the Dog

John Beauchamp ...

James Langley, at the Nag's Head

John Love, at the Angel ...

William Connop

W^illiam Cooke, at the Red Lyon...

Total



p. 48

Proceedings upon the petition of John Sadler, of Fulham Parish, yeoman,
which shows that the petitioner, with other inhabitants in the said parish,
has been grievously over-rated, and prays relief therein. Upon proof that
the complaint is groundless, the petition is dismissed, and the rate for the
relief of the poor is confirmed ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 49

Upon the petition of George Smyth, of Fulham Parish, yeoman, showing
that he disbursed ^5 ^s. 6d. in relieving and passing cripples and vagrants
during last year when he served the office of constable, and praying to be
repaid, it is referred to certain Justices, who are to order payment if they
think fit ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

John Taaffe, of St. James's, Westminster, gentleman, is adjudged the
father of Elizabeth Mabbett's male child, who was born in the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields last i\.ugust. Order for the apprehension of the said
Taaffe ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.





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Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments and
Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 60-63



Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, appearances, &c.



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128 Middlesex Cotmty Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 519— FEBRUARY, 1695.

Jury list p. 5

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... pp. 7-16

[Pages 17-32 blank.]

Order that all victuallers in the future are to appear in person before the
Court at the general renewing of licenses, and each is to enter into a
recognizance, with two sufficient sureties, to observe and keep good rule.
Complaint had been made that the constables and beadles had gone from
alehouse to alehouse in several divisions, extorting money from the victuallers
on pretence of carrying in their licenses to be renewed ... ... p. 33

Order made for Thomas Crawford, a headborough of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields, to return Joseph Cole, of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, the sum of
j£t,2 \6s. od. Crawford, under a Justices' warrant, had searched Cole's
house, where he found brass money, and ;!^32 ibs. od. of good money,
apparently recently clipped. He had arrested Cole's wife Dorothy. The
Grand Jury threw out the bill against her ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order to Michael Tooley, provost marshal, to release Richard Lumbley,
who had been forced by Captain Edward Taylor to take twelve pence for



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