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enlisting as a soldier. The Court ordered the money to be returned, and,
further, was of opinion that Lumbley having been oppressed, and not being
qualified to be a seaman, ought not to be impressed as a soldier ... tdid.

Order for Weekly Eakins to be imprisoned in Newgate for three months
on his refusal to take the oath of allegiance, or to pay the fine of 40/-... p. 35

Moses Cathness, convicted of cheating Rebecca Dickens by means of a
false token, value ^^14 13^". od., is fined 20 marks, and ordered to stand for an
hour in the pillory " at Bow Street end, near Will's coffee house " in the
parish of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, on February 23rd ... ... ibid.

Order to the churchwardens, &:c., of Stepney Parish to make a rate to
repay to William Lloyd the sum of ^5 i^-. 2>d., which he had expended on
material for repairing the highways while he was surveyor ... ... p. 36

Order made for three of the Justices to hear the matters of difference
between Thomas, son of Daniel Paxton, citizen and haberdasher, apprentice,
and John Wade, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, haberdasher of small wares, his
master. The apprentice, aged 1 5, complained, amongst other things, that his
master had forct d him to stay at home on Sundays " to dress provisions,
and [do] other household and servile work" : that he had been terrified at the
instigation of his master into a confession that he had defrauded his master of
several small wares and some money, and though his friends had offered to
make full satisfaction, his master had turned him out of doors, got him com-
mitted to the New Prison, and would not have him back, nor return any part of
the premium of ^15. The master alleged that his apprentice had embezzled
several small wares and 32/- in money, and had been convicted of the same at
the present Court. It was arranged that the parties should abide by the
award of three of the jury, and in the meantime the boy is to remain with his
mother. Benjamin Paxton, uncle of the said apprentice, is mentioned p. 37



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Order for preventing alehouse keepers from holding the office of head-
borough or beadle. Complaint had been made to the Court that divers
headboroughs and beadles, who kept alehouses, had been in the habit of
taking persons whom they had apprehended to their own houses, "or places
called roundhouses," and keeping them there until they had spent great sums
of money in eating and drinking and lodging, and then releasing them without
bringing them before a Justice ; that often offenders had been taken to these
alehouses and roundhouses, after they had been committed to the New Prison
and Bridewell ; and that seamen and others liable to be pressed for the fleet,
took shelter in these houses kept by beadles and headboroughs " when his
Majesty requires them in his service " ... ... ... ... ... p. 39

[Pages 41-54 blank.]

Memoranda relating to various matters, chiefly recognizances.

Robert Dash's license at the Queen's Arms, Whitechapel, marshall's
bailiff, suppressed.

All traverses in the future to be tried on the first two days of the
Sessions pp. 55-5?

Names of those in New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 62

Calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 64

Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 66

SESSIONS BOOK 520 -APRIL, 1695.

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

[Page 6 blank.]

Appointment of Sir James Smith as treasurer for the maimed soldiers for
the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore for 1695. The said Sir
James is to take over the accounts of John Herbert, the former treasurer.

The like appointment for Sir John Smith, baronet, for the hundreds of
Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth. The said Sir John to take over the
accounts of Thomas Chambers, the former treasurer.

Appointment of Edward Yeoman, gentleman, as treasurer for the
Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, in the hundreds of Ossulston,
Edmonton, and Gore, in the place of William Mundon, gentleman, former
treasurer.

The like appointment of John Turner, of Ickenham, gentleman, for the
hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, in the place of John Smith,
gentleman.

Order as to rates of wages and assize of bread ... ... ... p. 7

[Page 8 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, recognizances,
&c. pp. 9-25

[Pages 26-30 blank.]



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Order for a rate to be collected for the repairs of the highways of
St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. Instructions concerning the collection of the
same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 31

Order for William Atwick and John Batt, both of Shepperton, yeomen,
to be appointed as constable and headborough in the room of William
Goodwin and Edward Hart, yeomen, who have petitioned to be dis-
charged ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Datchworth, county Herts, and
Enfield, in this county, as to the settlement of Elizabeth, widow of William
Handley, and her five children ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

Order on the petition of Richard Green, of Hampton, showing that he has
served as constable for the past year, and that at the court leet, held last
Tuesday, he returned Charles Mason for the post, but the said Mason proving
incapable, the petitioner is forced to serve until another fit person is chosen.
Prays to be discharged. It is ordered that Charles Underwood be appointed in
the place of the said Green ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 34

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Enfield and Edmonton, as to
the settlement of Ann Dimisdall, a single woman ... ... ... ibid.

Upon the petition of Nathaniel Herbert, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
gentleman, showing that he is nominated overseer for the said parish, and
that he is too old and infirm to serve the said ofifice, and praying to be
discharged, it is ordered accordingly, and John How is appointed in his
place p. 35

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Islingion and St. Andrew's,
Holborn, as to the settlement of Mary (aged six years), daughter of William
Edwards, lately deceased... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the overseers of the poor of Hampton Wick
and Hampton Town, as to the settlement of Dorothy, wife of William
Springum ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 36

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Allhallows, Barking, and
St. John, Wapping, as to the settlement of Samuel, son of Henry Roper,
deceased ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Proceedings upon the petition of John Holland, of the Prebend Liberty,
St. Mary's Parish, Islington, which shows that he has served as constable for
the past year, and that Richard Browne, of the said parish, gentleman, has
been appointed, but that he refuses to take the oath ; petitioner prays that the
said Richard may be ordered -to take the oath, or to show cause to the contrary.
The said Browne, proving that he is only a lodger in the said liberty, is
discharged from serving as constable ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

Proceedings upon the petition of Joseph Hawton, of St. Mary's Parish,
Islington, which shows that he has been an inhabitant in the said parish about
two years and a half, and has not lived in the lower liberty above six
months, and that he is cliosen constable of the said liberty, although he is



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collector of the King's tax, and is very infirm and unable to serve, and prays
to be discharged. It is ordered accordingly, and Nicholas Spencer, of the said
liberty, yeoman, is appointed in the petitioner's place ... ... ... p. 38

Order of reference concerning the appointment as scavenger of John
Horsfeild, of Holywell Court, St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch ... ibid.

Order for the constables of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to place
a watchman in Newport Street in the said parish ... ... ... p. 39

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Teddington and St. Mary-le-
Savoy, as to the settlement of Barbara, widow of Robert Chandler, lately
deceased ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Hu'd.

Order in a dispute between the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, liberty
above Bars, and the liberty of the Rolls, as to the settlement of Elizabeth and
Theodocia, the two young children of Richard and Ann Pennluna ... p. 40

Recital that a bill of indictment was preferred against Katherine Jordan,
formerly of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, widow, for having 40 counterfeit half-
crowns and 50 counterfeit shillings, and for endeavouring to pass the same,
which said bill was returned marked "ignoramus." The said Katherine
complains that Thomas Udall, constable of St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch,
has ^12 i6j-. od., part of the same money, belonging to her, upon the pretence
that ... it is counterfeit. Ordered that the said Udall restore the same to
the complainant ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ii)id.

Proceedings upon the certificate of two Justices (named), which shows
that they have viewed the north side of the highway in the town of Kensington,
and judge it fit to be paved with stone from the east end of the house of
Thomas Johnson, gentleman, westward to the west end of the house of John
Watkins, blacksmith, and that they have also viewed the south side of the
highway in the said town, and that they judge it fit to be paved with stone from
the east side of the door of the house of Thomas Colby, gentleman, westward
to the west side of the garden door of John Symonds, gardener, "over against
the house of the above-named John Watkins." It is ordered that the same
be paved, according to the judgment of the said Justices, on or before the
ist of June next.

A list follows of the names of landlords and tenants who are liable to pave
in the town of Kensington ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Schedule of rates fixed on the 2nd of April, 1695, for paving the town of
Kensington ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for the collection of ^36 for the defence of two actions brought
by John Russel against the inhabitants of Ossulston Hundred, for a robbery
supposed to have been committed upon the said Russel, in a lane leading from
Hampstead to Highgate, through Cane Wood, in the said hundred.

A list follows of the parishes, hamlets, &c., with the amounts to be
collected ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Proceedings upon the complaint of John St. Paul, apprentice to Robert
St. John, of Bear Street, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, periwig maker, which shows

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the said John to have been neglected and ill-used. Ordered that the said
apprentice be discharged ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order of reference concerning the payment of money due to Ralph
Nicholson and John Bond, scavengers for the liberty of Church End, in the
parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, for the year 1692 ... ... ... ibid.

The order of two Justices confirmed, adjudging Peter Rishea, factor, to
be the father of Phoebe Topping's male child, in the house of Mistress Reeve,
deceased, situated in Coventry Stieet, "against the end of Oxenden Street,"
St James's Parish, within the liberty of Westminster ... ... ... p. 47

John Steele, otherwise Morphew, is convicted for cheating William
Whittle " of five guineas in gold by false arts and tokens," and . . .
Griffith Jones "of two other guineas," and for being a notorious cheat;
he is fined 50 marks upon each indictment and ordered to stand in and
upon the pillory for three several days, first before the great gates of
Hickshall, the second time near Great Turnstile in Holborn, and the third
time near Charing Cross, for an hour each day, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock
noon ; he is to find sureties for his good behaviour for 12 months, and for his
appearance at the end of that time. He is remanded to Newgate until he pay
the fines, undergo the punishment, and find sureties, and then to be delivered,
paying his fees, ;^ 2 8i'. 4^. ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order for Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Peace, to pay James Tyion 40/-
for his trouble in soliciting the prosecution of Thomas Nicholls, Jonathan
Ball, and John Steele, otherwise Morphew, who were convicted of several
frauds and misdemeanours ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the parish of St. Mary-le-Savoy, William
Crosseftild, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and John Ketchly, of St. Sepulchre's,
founders, concerning the maintenance of the female child of Elizabeth, wife
of the said Ketchly, the said child being born in the parish of St. Mary-le-
Savoy, and chargeable to the said Crossefeild, he being Elizabeth's father. . . .
It is proveci that the said Elizabeth, " 10 years since," eloped from her
husband, and went to Jamaica for nine years, returning to England in
December, 1693, just l^efore the birth of her child ... ... ... p- 50

Proceedings upon the information that Ralph Randall has taken a house
in the liberty of Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, " never
used for a victualling house, but always inhabited by citizens of good worth
or gentlemen," with the intention of selling beer and ale. In consideration
of the great number of alehouses in this locality, it is ordered that no license
be granted to the baid Ralph ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

[Pages 52-74 blank,]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, appearances, acquittals,
commitments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 75-78

Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction." p. 79

[Pages 80, 81 blank.]



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List of victuallers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 82

[Pages 83-87 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names headed Ind[ictments] and Calendar of recog-
nizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 88-91

[Pages 92-96 blank.]

SESSIONS BOOK 521— MAY, 1695.

Jury list p. 5

Memoranda of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 7-25

[Pages 26-32 blank.]

Two Justices appointed to examine the claim of Robert Deavon,
constable of the liberty of Lower Barnsbury, in the parish of St. Mary,
Islington, for ^S i^s. id. for passing strangers, cripples, &c., during his
term of office ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 33

Proceedings upon the petition of William Hill, of Stepney Parish,
showing that he was raker for the " upper part of Wapping, Stepney," for the
past year, and praying to be repaid the money expended by him during his
term of office. Ordered accordingly ... ... ... ... ... i^i'd.

Petition of Joseph Joyce, esquire, of Stepney Parish, praying to be dis-
charged from serving as overseer of the poor of Mile End New Town, for the
following reasons : — He has been employed in the Island of Nevis for ten
or twelve years as King's Counsel, and Justice of the Peace, and has held
highest rank in military affairs ; he has lived in Mile End Hamlet about
three years, and has " now a family of whites and blacks in the said island
of one hundred and ten persons," and that he is here for the despatch of
his affairs in England, and is suddenly returning to Nevis. Order that the
petitioner be discharged ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 34

Upon the information that William Mann, of Fulham Parish, yeoman,
has surreptitiously obtained a license for the sale of beer and ale, and that
he is unqualified to be a victualler, he having suffered great disorders to
be committed in his house, it is ordered that the said Mann's license be
suppressed... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 35

Order for the discharge of Mary Saltonstall, apprenticed to Sarah Hobbs,
of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, spinster, "tirewoman" ... ... P- 36

[Pages 37-40 blank.] •

Sarah Stratford is convicted for being a woman of evil fame, and for
enticing Elizabeth Farrington into a common tavern in the parish of
St. Clement Danes. She is fined 20 nobles, and is to stand upon the
pillory three several days, for one hour, between g a.m. and 1 2 o'clock noon :
the first day at the Porter's Block at Cowcross, the second time "in the
most convenient place near the Fountain Tavern in the Strand," and the



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third at or near Charing Cross, with a written paper on her breast showing
her offence." She is to be imprisoned for three months, "without bail or
irsainprize," and is committed to Newgate until she undergo the punishment
and imprisonment, then to be delivered, paying her fees, 17/4 ... p. 41

Reginald Bucknall is convicted for forging and publishing a letter of
attorney, and the will of Jacob Jacobson. He is fined 3/4, and is to stand
in and upon the pillory three several days, for one hour, between 9 a.m. and
\2 o'clock noon : the first day upon Little Tower Hill, the second near the
Sun Tavern, in Ratcliffe Highway, and the third day near Ratcliffe Cross,
with a paper over his head showing his offence. He is committed to New
Prison (without bail or mainprize) until the next Sessions, and until he pay
the fine and undergo the punishment, then to be delivered, paying his
fees, 10/4 ibid.

Mary Mattison, convicted for the same offence, is fined i/-, and ordered
to stand upon the pillory with the said Bucknall, on the three several days,
with a paper on her breast showing her offence. She is committed to New
Prison (without bail or mainprize) until the next Sessions, and until she pay
her fine and undergo the punishment, then to be delivered, paying her
fees, 10/4 p. 42

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, commitments, &c.

"A Presbyterian meeting certified to be held at Fulham, at the house

of Edward Farmer, in Hammersmith, in the said parish, maltster." pp. 45-47

Lists of names, headed "New Prison" and " House of Correction" p. 48

[Pages 49-54 blank.]

Names of three victuallers ... ... ... ... ••• ••• P- 55

Alphabetical lists of names, headed " Calendar of Recognizances " and
" Calendar of Lidictments," &c pp. 56-60



SESSIONS BOOK 522- JULY, 1695.

Jury panels . ... ... ... ... ••• ••• ••• P- 5

[Page 6 blank.]

Indentures, recognizances, committals, acquittals, &c. ... pp. 7-38

Order for confirming an order made for adjudging Roger Wells of
Twickenham or Teddington to be the father of the female child of Elizabeth
Dickens, born 10 years ago in the parish of St. James', Clerkenwell ... p. 39

Address, dated 11 July, 1695, to the Lords Justices of England from the
Justices of the county, concerning the finding and apprehending of all papists
and reputed papists lately come from France, Ireland, and other remote parts
of the kingdom, and what horses, above the value of ;j^5, belonging to the said
]5ers()ns, are to be found in inns and livery stables ... ... ... p. 41



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Order for dismissing the petition of Abraham Derew, Gilbert Coleman,
and Thomas Whiteing, late surveyors of the highways for the parish of
St. Mary, Whitechapel, concerning money expended by them during their
office ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for a return of the names of all persons who sell beer and
ale p. 43

Order to suppress the victualling license of Ralph Randall of the liberty
of Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. \_Vide Sessiofis Book
520, p. 51] ibid.

Order for dismissing Abraham Tyler, of the hamlet of Pinner, in the
parish of Harrow, from the office of headborough, upon proof that he has
served the said office since Easter, 1^94, and still continues by reason that no
Court Leet has been held by the manor this year. John Tame is nominated
in his stead ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

The like order for Thomas Butterfield to be sworn headborough of the
same hamlet in place of Richard Davis who is discharged ... ... ibid.

The like order for Thomas Atkins, constable of the hamlets of Wembley
and Alperton ; John Cannon nominated in his stead ... ... ... p. 45

William Russell discharged from being constable of Pinner, in the parish
of Harrow, and Thomas Mayor chosen in his stead ... ... ... ibid.

John Harris chosen constable of Roxeth in the room of Thomas Porter
discharged... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

William Duck, chosen constable, and John Bodyman, headborough, ot
the hamlet of Harrow Weald, in the places of William Crane and Henry Bird,
discharged... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for discharging John Coggs and John Bonnet h-om being
constables of Ruislip and appointing Samuel Cock and Samuel Owen in
their stead ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order of reference for reimbursing Joseph Cart, late constable of the
ward of Fore Street, in the parish of Edmonton, money expended by him in
passing cripples ... ... ... . . ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order, in a dispute between the parishes of Harding [Harpenden], in
the county of Hertford and South Mymms, concerning the settlement of Luke
Smyth, his wife and children ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order of reference for reimbursing moneys due to the executors of
William Pearson, late surveyor of the highways of Ealing. Mary Pearson,
relict and executrix of the said William Pearson, shows that the money was
not paid to her husband in his lifetime ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Older in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Margaret's, Westminster, concerning the settlement of Grace Fleet, an
infant, aged 10 months ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 48



136 Middlesex Cottnty Reco7'ds.

Order to reimburse the churchwardens of the parish of Chelsea, moneys
disbursed by them in defending a suit against the inhabitants of the said
parish for not repairing a certain highway near WiUesden ... ... p. 49

Order for an assessment to be made for repairing the highways of
Hornsey ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

The hke for the highways in Islington ... ... ... ... p. 51

Order for paving a new street called Northampton Street, leading from
north to south through a place commonly called by the name of Wood's
Close, in the parish of St. James', Clerkenwell, and another new cross street
fronting the aforesaid street, leading from east to west, known by the name of
Rufford's Buildings or Spencer's Street ... ... ... ... ... p. 5 2

Order for an assessment to be made for the repair of Chertsey Bridge, at
half the rate formerly levied for the repair of the said bridge and rebuilding of
Brentford Bridge ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Schedule of the tax and proportion of the whole county of Middlesex
and the city and liberty of Westminster for repairing of Chertsey Bridge and
other county bridges, the ist July, 1695 ... ... ... pp. 55-57

[Page 58 blank.]

Appeal in a dispute between the parishes of St. John's, Wapping, and
St. Ann's, Westminster, concerning the settlement of Ann, wife of Daniel
Judson, and her three children, John, Daniel, and Elizabeth ... ... p. 59

Order that the Right Honourable the Earl of Cardigan, a reputed Roman
Catholic, be allowed to keep in his house two muskets and two pairs of
pistols for safeguard of his house... ... ... ... ... ... ibid^

Order to reduce the assessment for poor rate made upon William
Everard, junior, of the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel,
gunstock maker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

At a Sessions of oyer and terminer, held on 6 July, George Pcn-
hallock was convicted of a trespass for placing half an ounce of clippings of
money in the house of John Butler with intent to charge Mary, the wife of the
said John Butler, with the crime of clipping the current coin, and is fined 3/4,
and is to be set in the pillory in the square, called Leicester Fields, for one
hour on Friday next between the hours of 10 and 12 in the forenoon, with
a paper showing his offence and to remain in the prison at Clerkenwell for
one month ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 61

Order for confirming an order adjudging John Smyth of the Inner
Temple, gentleman, to be the father of the male child of Katherine Varney,
of Devonshire Street, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn ... ... p. 62

Order on the petition of William Shelley, of the parish of St. James',
Clerkenwell, pumpmaker, showing that in 1691 Andrew Benson became his
apprentice, and that about two years ago he ran away and entered himself
on board His Majesty's ship, the " Duchess." The Court directs that the



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indentures of apprenticeship of tl\e said Andrew Benson be cancelled, and
that he be dehvered to some officer of one of the ships of war, he appearing
to be a disorderly person though an able seaman ... ... ... p. 64

John Pitcher is confirmed scavenger of Turnmill Street Liberty, in the



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