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Hill concerning the settlement of John Edlin and Mary, his wife ... p. 37

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Samborne (county Essex)
and Enfield, concerning the settlement of Mary, wife of Samuel Burton,
with her child ibid.



146 Middlesex County Records.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Westham, in the county of
Essex, and the hamlet of Bow, in the parish of Stepney, concerning the
settlement of Margaret Thomas, wife of Richard Thomas, and her three
children ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Proceedings in the matter in dispute between the pari.shes of Eastwood
Hay, in the county of Southampton, and Ealing, in this county, concerning
the settlement of Millicent Goodluck, wife of David Goodluck, and her two
small children, adjourned to next Sessions ... ... ... ... p. 39

Order for the inhabitants of St. Clement Danes to pay the whole sum
assessed on them for the repair of Chertsey Bridge ... ... ... p. 40

Whereas by an order, dated 11 October last \znde Sessions Book No. 525,
p. 58], Thomas Chambers, late treasurer for maimed soldiers, paid to Sir John
Smyth, baronet, present treasurer, ^34 iQi'. id., to balance accounts, the
said order is now discharged, and no further demand is to be made on
Mr. Chambers for the said sum ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order for certain Justices to inspect the receipts and disbursements of
Henry Hawley, esquire, treasurer for the moneys raised and collected in this
county for the repair of Chertsey Bridge and other bridges in this county and
to report a true state thereof ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

[Pages 43-56 blank.]

Indictments, committals, recognizances, names of persons taking
oaths, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 57-60

[Pages 61-63 blank.]

List of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 64

[Page 65 blank.]

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 66, 67

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 68, 69



SESSIONS BOOK 529— FEBRUARY, 1696.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... .. ... p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. pp. 5-24

[Pages 25, 26 blank.]

" Whereas there has been a horrid and detestable conspiracy formed and
carried on by papists and other wicked and traitorous persons for assassinating
his Majesty's royal person, in order to encourage an invasion from France, to
subvert our religion, laws, and liberty," the Justices of this county enter into
an " Association " professing their allegiance to the King's throne and person.

p. 27



Sessions Book 529 — February, 1696. 147

An address, dated 26 February, 1696, from the Justices of the Peace
and the Grand Jury of Middlesex, to the King, expressing their congratulations
upon his escape from the " barbarous and horrid conspiracy," and assuring
him that they " have with all cheerfulness entered into and signed the same
Association that the Commons, now assembled in Parliament, have done."

p. 28

Presentment of the Grand Jury recommending all the inhabitants of this
county to enter into the Association on account of the "danger the nation
lies under from an intended assassination of his present Majesty King
William, and an invasion from France, carried on by the late King James and
others" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order concerning the speedy entering into the Association of all the
parishes in this county, and for a return to be made of the names of those
who refuse... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Proceedings in a dispute between George Caple, of Hungerford Market,
in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, paviour, and Thomas Long and
Hugh Jones, his servants, concerning the wages due to the said servants.
Ordered that Caple pay the same ... ... ... ... ... P- 30

Proceedings in a dispute between John Braconrigg, gentleman, and
Edward Barry and Joseph Manning, his servants, concerning the wages due
to the said servants. Ordered that Braconrigg pay the sums due . . . ibid.

[Page 32 blank.]

Letter from the Lords of the Council requiring that strict orders may be
given to constables and other officers within this county to endeavour "to
take up for the fleet all seafaring men who abscond or cannot give a good
account of themselves " ; and for an encouragement in this service, each
constable or other officer shall have an allowance of 10/- for each man, to be
paid by the Navy Board, providing the offenders be put on board any of his
Majesty's ships or tenders by the I oth of April next ... ... ... p. 33

[Page 34 blank.]

Order of Council, dated Whitehall, 7 March, 1696, that a return be
made of all French papists and suspected persons residing within this county,
with particulars of the length of time of their residence in England, and if
they be denizens or naturalised. Order that the oath be administered to such
papists ... p. 35

Warrant, dated 18 March, 1696, for instructions to be issued to the
petty constables and headboroughs to go from house to house in the several
districts and make a return of French papists. It is further ordered that the
said papists be commanded to present themselves at the Court House,
Bloomsbury, " on Friday next," at 8 A.M. ... ... ... ... ibid.

A letter on the same subject from William, Duke of Bedford, Keeper of
the Rolls for this county, to the Justices of the Peace, dated Bedford House,
18 March, 1696. \^Vide Sessions Book, 532, p. 33] ... ... ... p- 36

Upon the complaint of the churchwardens of St. James's Parish, within
the liberty of Westminster, that Walter Cantwell, " now a deputy provost

K 2



148 Middlesex Coimty Reco7'ds.

marshall in the Savoy, in the Strand," has left his wife, Ann, and one child,
whom he refuses to maintain, it is ordered that the said Walter provide for
hisfamily ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

[Pages 38-48 blank.]

Richard Burke is convicted for forging a receipt, pretended to be under
the hand of Peirce Butler, for ^20 received from the Earl of Ranelagh,
Paymaster-General of His Majesty's Forces. He is fined 40 marks and
ordered to be put in and upon the pillory near Charing Cross for one hour,
between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon, on such day as the sheriff shall appoint.
He is committed to Newgate until he pay the fine, and undergo the punish-
ment, then to be delivered, paying his fees, 17/6.

"21 March, 1696. — Afterwards, corporal punishment remitted and fine
reduced to 40/-, which was paid to the sheriff in Court. Fees are paid."

P- 49
[Pages 50-52 blank.]

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

PP- 53-55
[Page 56 blank.]

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

P- 57
[Page 58 blank.]

Account of the number of the "Associations" delivered to the several
high constables of this county. Total 327 ... ... .. ... p. 59

Alphabetical lists of names headed " Calendar of Indictments " and
" Calendar of Recognizances " ... ... ... ... ... pp. 60-63

Memorandum of an appearance ... ... ... ... ... p. 64



SESSIONS BOOK 530— APRIL, 1696.
Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. i

Writ and miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, appearances,
acquittals, recusants, indictments, &c. ... ... ... ... pp. 2-32

[Page 33 blank. )

Petition of the churchwardens and others of St. Margaret's Parish,
Westminster, showing the great increase of the poor, and that the said parish
has been obliged to borrow over ;^i,ooo for their relief, and praying that
a rate may be made for this present year, as it was for 1695. It is ordered
accordingly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

Proceedings upon the dispute between Edward Mortimer, William
Gulliver, Henry Hathwell, and John Maitland, who (with others) were
overseers in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in 1693, and the present
churchwardens of the said parish, concerning certain sums expended by the



Sessions Book 531 — April, 1696. 149

former overseers. Upon proof that their accounts are correct, it is ordered
that they be paid by the churchwardens now in office ... ... ... p. 34

[Pages 36-41 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the taking of oaths, recognizances,
commitments, &:c. ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 42-44

Alphabeticallist of names, headed Indictments ... ... ... p. 45

[Page 46 blank.]

iSIemoranda of an acquittal, and of the appointment of Thomas Morisby,
of Tuttle Street, " milliner," as high constable ... ... p. 47

SESSIONS BOOK 531— APRIL, 1696.

Jury panel p. 5

Appointment of Joseph Ofifley, esquire, as treasurer for the maimed soldiers
in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore. The said treasurer is to
take over the accounts of Sir James Smyth, knight, who held the appoint-
ment during last year.

The like appointment of Sir John Clark for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth. He is to take over the accounts of Sir John
Smith, baronet, former treasurer.

Appointment of Mr. Benjamin Noble, as treasurer for the Marshalsea,
King's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton,
and Gore, in the place of Edmund Yeomans, gentleman, former treasurer.

The like appointment of Mr. William James for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth, in the place of John Turner, gentleman ... p. 6

Order concerning the wages of labourers, servants, &c., and the assize of
bread ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, appearances,
&c. pp. 7-37

[Pages 38-40 blank.]

Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, 30 April, 1696.
That the Justices transmit to the Board a list of the names of such French
papists residing in this county who are not naturalised or made denizens.
Particulars " of their qualities and professions" to be stated ... ... p. 41

Warrant for instructions to be issued to the several petty constables to
go from house to house in their respective parishes and to make diligent
enquiries as to the French papists \tiide Sessions Book No. 529, p. 35]. ibid.

Order that certain Justices (named) do examine the accounts of Henry
Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the money raised for the repair of Chertsey
and other bridges... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Messenden and Joseph Grant,
of Harefield Parish, in this county, yeomen, which shows that ihey have



150 Middlesex County Records.

served as constables during the past year, and that there has not been any
court leet at the usual time for the election of new constables, and
prays that they may be discharged. Ordered accordingly. Matthew
Nelham and Richard Lewes, of Harefield, yeomen, are appointed constables,
and Edward Carwell and Thomas Cooke, of ihe said parish, husbandmen,
headboroughs ... ... .. ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Eastwoodhay, county
Southampton, and Ealing, in this county, as to the settlement of Millicent,
wife of David Goodluck, and her two children... ... ... ... ibid.

Order that William Bradshaw, constable of Harrow Town, in the parish
of Harrow-on-the-Hill, and John Child, constable of Sudbury Hamlet, be
reimbursed the money expended by them for relieving and passing cripples
and vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order that William Davis, of Harrow Town, yeoman, be appointed
constable of the said town, in the room of William Bradshaw... ... p. 45

The like order for Richard Street, junior, to be constable of Sudbury,
in Harrow Parish, in the room of John Child ... ... ... ... ibid.

Edmund Emperor, of London, wine merchant, " discharged from being
the reputed father ot Ann Harrison's male child," who was born in the parish
of St. James's, liberty of Westminster, on the nth of January last ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of William, son of Robert Burchell, apprenticed
to John Nicholson, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, barber surgeon... p. 46

Petition of John White, of Kensington Parish, yeoman, showing that he
served as scavenger last year, when he expended over ^17, and praying to
be reimbursed. Order for the inspection of the said White's account... p. 47

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Ruislipp and Harrow-on-the-
Hill, as to the settlement of John Edlin, and Mary, his wife ... ... p. 48

Order for the discharge of Henry Adeane, apprenticed to Thomas Finch,
of Hillingdon, watchmaker ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Allhallows, Barking, and the
hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, as to the settlement of John Deale, the illegi-
timate son of John Teas ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Proceedings upon the petition of John Driver and John Burchett, of
Chelsey Parish, yeoman, which shows that they served as surveyors of the
highways in the said parish during last year, and prays that they may be
reimbursed the money expended by them during that time. Ordered
accordingly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Petition of the surveyors of the highways, and others, the inhabitants of
Bethnal Green Hamlet, Stepney Parish. Shows that the said parish is very
large, and is divided into several hamlets, most of which are paved "and
are very little burthened in the charge of rei)air of the highways," except the
great road leading from Bow to London, and the repair of that costs every
hamlet very little in proportion to the amount paid by the petitioners for the
repairs of the highways in their said hamlet, the petitioners being responsible for



Sess/ons Book 532 — May, 1696. 151

the common and great road from Shored itch Church to Stonebridge, the said
great road from Bow to London, and another highway leading to Hackney,
the cost being over ^200 yearly, and the extent upwards of a mile and three-
quarters. There are not more than 200 inhabitants in Bethnal Green
Hamlet who are able to pay towards the same, and the petitioners pray
that the inhabitants of Spittlefields Hamlet, who are very numerous, and
have only a small part of the said great road to repair, may be ordered to
contribute to the repair of the highways in Bethnal Green Hamlet. Referred
to certain Justices, who are to enquire into the comfilaint ... ... p. 51

Proceedings upon the complaint of the churchwardens and other
inhabitants of St. Clement Danes Parish, which shows that the said parish,
lying partly in the county at large and partly in the liberty of Westminster,
is assessed at a double rate towards the repair of Chertsey and other bridges,
and prays for relief. Ordered accordingly ... ... ... ... p. 52

[Pages 53-70 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda, names of those taking the oath of fidehty,
recognizances, indictments, &:c. ... ... ... ... ... pp. 71-73

Walter Cantwell is committed to New Prison for contempt in refusing
to maintain Ann, his wife, and one child (pursuant to the order of this Court).
He is to remain in custody until he find sureties to indemnify the inhabitants
of St, James's Parish from the charge of maintaining his family, then to be
delivered, paying his fees, 2/4. \yide Sessions Book, 529, p. 37] ... p. 74

Robert Dale is " convicted of a trespass and false imprisonment." He
is fined 3/4, and is to be put in and upon the pillory in " Blomsbury
Market " in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields for an hour between 9 a.m.
and 12 o'clock noon, of such day as the sheriff of this county shall appoint :
with a paper on his head, showing his offence. He is to be imprisoned for a
month after he has undergone his punishment, "unless he shall, in the
meantime, voluntarily list himself to serve His Majesty as a soldier.'" He is
remanded to New Prison until he undergo his punishment, then to be
delivered, paying his fees, 17/6 ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 74

Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction." p. 75

[Pages 76-81, 86, 87 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names headed Indictments and Calendar of
Recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 82-85

Memorandum of appearances ... ... ... ... ... p. 88



SESSIONS BOOK 532— MAY, 1696.

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

[Page 6 blank.]

Indictments, committals, recognizances, appearances, acquittals, &:c.

pp. 7-26
[Pages 27-32 blank.]



152 Middlesex County Records.

Letter from the Council, dated 30 April, 1696, to the Duke of Bedford,
requesting him to give directions to his deputy lieutenants and Justices of the
Peace to inform themselves as to the names of such persons as have refused
or neglected to take the oath, and to distinguish which of them are protestants
and which are papists, and to report thereon, with an account of the names
of such of the deputy lieutenants, militia officers, and Justices of the Peace
who refused to sign the voluntary association ... ... ... ... p. 33

Letter from the Council, dated 14 May, 1696, to the Duke of Bedford,
containing instructions as to the discharge or detention of subjects committed
to custody upon the occasion of the late conspiracy against his Majesty's royal
person and government ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 34

Order in pursuance of the two foregoing letters for the Justices to deliver
their report, on or before the 3rd of June next, to Martin Ryder, esquire, present
Chairman of this Court, at his house in Red Lion Street, Holborn ... p. 35

Letter, dated 24 May, 1696, from the Council to the Duke of Bedford,
concerning the disarming of papists, and the seizing of their horses above the
value of ^5 p. 36

Admission of Captain Abel Weeks, gentleman, as the keeper of the
New Prison in the room of Captain Thomas Jones, deceased... ... p. 37

Order for the high constables to return the names of all drovers, badgers,
laders, kidders, carriers, buyers and sellers of corn, grain, butter, cheese, and
other dead victuals, the Court having been informed that great numbers of
persons do assume the trades aforesaid without being thereto licensed. p. 38

Order to Justices to view the lodge or keeper's study in the New Prison at
Clerkenwell, and to consider what moneys Captain Weeks, the present keeper,
shall pay to Martha Jones, widow of Thomas Jones, gentleman, late keeper,
for the goods therein, and what are fixed to the freehold, and what the said
Martha Jones may take away ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 39

Order to Mr. Wainwright, housekeeper of Hicks Hall, to cause convenient
presses to be erected in the Grand Jury room there, for the keeping of the
records of the Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

[Pages 41, 42 blank.]

Order to certain Justices to inspect the condition of the prison and House
of Correction at Clerkenwell, and to report as to what it will cost to put the
said prisons into good and sufficient repair ... ... ... ... p. 43

The like order to inspect deeds and writings, leases, agreements, &c.,
granted to Thomas Jones, the late keeper ... ... ... ... ibid.

In the proceedings between Charles Manners, esquire, of the parish of
St. Ann, within the liberty of Westminster, and George Machell, his late
servant, concerning payment of wages, it is ordered that the said Manners
pay the sum of ^20 due to the said Machell ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order to commit Charles Manners, esquire, for contempt of Court in
refusing to obey an order to pay George Machell, his servant, ;i^2o ... p. 45



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Sessions Book 533 — July, 1696. 153

Order for a double watch of able men at the usual places during Whit-
suntide week ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for Mary Francklyn, convicted of petty larceny, to be whipped at
a cart's tail from the house of Walter Hopley in St. John Street, near Hicks
Hall, to the pound at the upper end of John Street, and to be committed to
New Prison till she undergo the said punishment, and pay a fine of 4/8 p. 46

Order to appoint a committee to confirm the admission of Abel Weeks,
gentleman, to be keeper of the New Prison at Clerkenwell, in the room of
Thomas Jones, deceased.

Receipt for 40/- from William Percevall for beating and wounding
Elizabeth Elburne, servant to Robert Skinner ... ... ... ... ibid.

Indictments, recognizances, &c.

List of names of those in the New Prison...

[Pages 52, 53 blank.]
Alphabetical lists of indictments ...
Alphabetical list of recognizances ...

[Pages 58, 59 blank.]
Memoranda as to two appearances... ... ... ... ... p. 60

SESSIONS BOOK 533— JULY 1696.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2

Writ and miscellaneous memoranda as to appearances, indictments,
acquittals, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 3-27

[Page 28 blank.]

Order that John Smith, gentleman. Clerk of the Peace, do deliver at the
Old Bailey all indictments for felony and murder "found" at the Sessions
held at Westminster ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Petition of the churchwardens and surveyors of the highways of
St. Anne's Parish, within the Hberty of Westminster, showing that the
highways and pavements in the said parish are so much in need of repair
that they cannot be made good for less than ^80, and praying that a rate may
be assessed to meet this expense. Ordered accordmgly. Full instructions
concerning the said assessment ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Statement of a case which it is desired by the Justices that Sir Henry
Button Colt will present to the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Steward of the
Household, as to the execution of warrants within the verge : — Elizabeth,
wife of Richard Elmes, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, stands indicted at
Sessions for keeping a disorderly house. A Bench warrant was issued for
her arrest. The constables of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, arrested her in
Spring Gardens, St. Martin's. Richard Elmes, husband of the said Ehzabeth,



154 Middlesex County Records.

"with a drawn sword," rescued her. Her prosecutor told Mr. Roe, "at the
Greencloth," that the Sessions Court was then sitting, and he answered that it
was agreed by the Board of Greencloth that no Bench warrants should be
served within the verge ; that she should be prosecuted within the verge, and
that if any constable or jury came within the verge, one of the Marshal's
Court men would take them into the lodge and whip them. The constables
have often had to come within the said verge, and when indicted for so doing
the matter was referred to Lord Chief Justice Treby, then Attorney-General,
who declared that the constables ought to execute their ofifice within the verge,
and grsLUted a. nolle prosequi ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 31

Order for the discharge of John Osbourne, of St. Anne's Parish,
apprenticed to Edward Cooke, of the same parish, basket maker ... p. 32

Order confirming an order for the former surveyors of the highways
within the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, to pay to the present
surveyors certain moneys, being part of a rate collected for the repairs of the
said highways ... ... ... ... ... *... ... ... P- 33

Order that an abatement be made upon the assessment of Abraham
Michel], a poor man, "who receiveth not alms" [parish not given] ... p. 34

Order of reference to two Justices, concerning the disposal of the arms
and weapons taken from papists and reputed papists ... ... ... ih'd.

Warrant to Anthony Church, gentleman, keeper of the Gatehouse Prison,
to discharge Richard Marshall, charged at the suit of John Rockett, on a plea
of trespass, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... iVn'd.

[Pages 37, 38 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c.

PP- 39-41

Alphabetical lists of names headed indictments ... ... pp. 42, 43

Memoranda of two appearances ... ... ... ... ... p. 44



SESSIONS BOOK 534— JULY, 1696.

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

Writ p. 7

[Pages 9-12 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 13-39

Order for collecting moneys remaining in arrear in the Tower Division
for the repair of Chertsey Bridge. Schedule of parishes, with the sums in
arrear ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . • • • • • p. 4°

Order for the continuation of William Dawson in his apprenticeship to
Mark .Vlackartey, snuff-box maker ... ... ... ... ... p- 41



Sess!0^/s Book 534 — July, 1696. 155

Order for the reduced assessment upon the Duchy Liberty, and residue
of the parish of St. Clement Danes, for the repairing of Chertsey Bridge, to
be paid to Henry Hawley, treasurer ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for the admis'^ion of Richard Parrott as governor of the House
of Correction at Clerkenwell, in the room of Captain Thomas Jones, deceased.

ibid.

Order to deprive Daniel Roome, labourer, of the parish of Hendon, of
his license for victualling, which he had obtained by fraud ... ... ibid.



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