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Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Lawrence, Jewry, and
Wapping, Stepney, concerning the settlement of John Teas, an infant. [F/c/^'
Sessions Book 531, p. 49] ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Order for certain Justices to inspect the deeds and writings relating to
the New Prison and House of Correction at Clerkenwell ... ... p- 44

Order for certain Justices to examine the accounts of Richard Field,
constable, of Bullcrosse Quarter, in the parish of Endfield, and if thought fit,
to order immediate payment thereof ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the high constable of the Tower Division to return an account as
to what moneys have been collected in the said division upon the rate for the
repair of Chertsey Bridge, and other bridges in the division, and for the relief
of maimed soldiers and mariners ... ... ... ... ... P- 45

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Camberwell, in the county of
Surrey, and Stepney, in this parish, concerning the settlement of Edmund
Barrett ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth White from her apprenticeship to
Mary Balderstone, of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, " mantua-maker."

p. 46

Order for an assessment to be made for the repair of the highways of
St. Mary, Islington ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for certain Justices to inspect the New Prison and House of
Correction at Clerkenwell, and report as to the cost of necessary repairs. p. 47

Order confirming the appointment of Abel Weeks, gentleman, as keeper
of the New Prison at Clerkenwell, in the place of Captain Thomas Jones,
deceased. The said ^^'eeks is to pay ^25 quarterly towards the repairing and
maintaining of the said New Prison ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

Whereas by an order dated 16 July, the overseers and churchwardens of
St. John, Wapping, were ordered to appear before certain Justices, at the Blue
Anchor Tavern, in the said parish, and produce their accounts. That order
is now discharged, and the matter referred to certain Justices in the Tower
Division, to make a report thereon ... ... ... ... ... p- 49

Order in a dispute between the parishes of the Liberty-above-the-Bars
and the Liberty-below-the-Bars, St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the
settlement of Elizabeth Haldron, who lived as servant for six months with
Mr. Humfry in the Liberty-below-the-Bars ... ... ... ... P- 5°



156 Middlesex Cotinty Records.

List of names of persons discharged for debt ... ... ... p. 51

Order for reimbursing William Davis and others, late surveyors of the
highways of the parish of St. Mary, Islington, money expended by them in
repairing the said highways ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Order to reduce the assessment for poor rate made upon Thomas
Whiteing, of the parish of St. Mary, Whitechapel, upon proof that he has no
personal estate except his household goods ... ... ... ... p. 55

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Chesham, county Bucks., and
Harrow, in this county, concerning the settlement of John Keane, his wife,
and three children ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Lists of persons taking the oath, indictments, recognizances, &c.

pp. 57-62

Order for Matthew Powell, now convicted for speaking seditious words,
to pay a fine of 3/4, and to be put in the pillory at the end of Stanhope Street,
in Prince's Street, near Clare Market ; to stand with his face fronting into
Prince's Street, between the hours of 10 and 12 in the forenoon, with a paper
over his head expressing his offence, and to remain in Newgate Gaol till he
undergo his punishment, and to pay the fees, 17/6 ... ... ... p. 63

Order to the churchwardens of Wapping, Stepney, to allow Dorothy
Levinz 2/- weekly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. ibid.

Mr. Hawley's accounts relating to Chertsey Bridge respited till next
Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Price of salt as settled by Lord Mayor ... ... ... ... ibid.

Mr. Johnson's rent to be received for the use of this county ... ibid.

Mr. Parrott to pay the matron of the House of Correction the salary due
to her ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Lists of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction.

p. 64

Order for a committee to inspect the accounts of the late churchwarden
and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn above the Bars, and to
report as to the necessity of an additional rate ... ... ... ... p. 65

Order for holding Petty Sessions monthly to consult how the poor may
be relieved, and how to suppress unlawful meetings of numbers of persons
which may be dangerous to the public peace ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the executors and administrators of Sir Thomas Rowe, knight,
deceased, to pay the rent in arrear for that part of the corporation workhouse
at Clerkenwell let to the said Sir Thomas Rowe. [ Vide Sessions Book 474,
P- 55] P.66

Order for the churchwardens of the several parishes, hamlets, and
precincts, named, to pay the respective sums assessed upon them for the costs
recovered against the inhabitants of the hundred of Ossulton by Richard
Norton for a robbery committed upon him in the said hundred. [Schedule
of the parishes and the sums assessed follows] ... ... ... .-. p- 67



Sessions Book 535 — Septeiuhcr, 1696. 157

Orders in a dispute between the parishes of Hendon, Harrow, and
Ruislipp, concerning the settlement of John Edlyn. It is alleged that the said
Edlyn had a freehold estate of two acres in the parish of Hendon, left to him
by his father. [Vide Sessions Book 531, p. 48] p. 68

Order for Mary Franks, apprenticed to Mary Comfort, of the hamlet of
Wapping, Stepney, mantua-maker, to continue her apprenticeship ... p. 69

Order for the discharge of Christopher Forster, the younger, apprenticed
to James Chevallier, of Gray's Inn Lane, in the parish of St. Andrew's,
Hoiborn, barber and periwig-maker, upon proof that the said Chevallier had
absconded to Flanders, being much in debt ... ... ... ... p. 70

Indenture of apprenticeship of William Beverley, son of James Beverley,
of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, deceased, shoemaker, to William
Phillipps, of Harwich, county Essex, fisherman and mariner.

Alphabetical list, calendar of recognizances ... ... PP- 72-75

SESSIONS BOOK 535— SEPTEMBER, 1696.

Jury panel p. 5

[Page 6 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 7-40

[Pages 41-44 blank.]

Order that William Davis, Stephen Chambers, John Sutton and George
Westbrook, former surveyors of the highways of St. Mary's Parish, Islington,
be paid by the present surveyors the money expended by them when in
ofiSce ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for the dismissal of the petition of Francis Woodhouse, George
Howard, John Cox, Henry Goodchild, and others, the headboroughs of the
parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, which shows that they
have heretofore collected money in the said parish to maintain a sufficient
watch, and that Robert Bowes, the present constable, has now deprived the
petitioners of the work of collecting, which he has undertaken to do, and that
the w^atch appointed by the said Bowes is insufificient, and his transactions
unsatisfactory ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Proceedings upon the complaint of Mary, wife of Joseph Staples, of
Limehouse Hamlet, Stepney Parish, butcher, which shows that the said Mary
has been inhumanly neglected and ill-treated by her husband. Order that
the said Joseph do allow his wife a certain weekly pension, and that, for the
future, he do behave peaceably towards her ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order of reference to two Justices (named) upon the matters in dispute
between William Gorton, of St. Giles'-in-the- Fields, gentleman, and Elizabeth,
his wafe, on the one part, and John Falkingham, of St. John's, Wapping,
vintner, and Anne, his wife, and George Sutton, Henry Eustace, and
Elizabeth Grimes, on the other part, concerning, a quarrel which lately
happened between the said parties, at the house of the said Falkingham,
and several cross indictments which have been depending, for assaults and



158 Middlesex County Records.

riots, alleged to have been committed by the said parties against each other
upon the said occasion ... ... ... ... ... ■•■ ••• P- 47

Order of reference to certain Justices (named) of the question of
fees and profits of the New Prison and the House of Correction, from the date
of the death of Captain Thomas Jones, late keeper of the .same, until the
election of the present keeper ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4^

Order that certain Justices (named) do view the repairs lately done by
Thomas Litde and others, in and about the House of Correction, and report
upon the same ... ... ... ••• ••• •- ••• ••• ^bid.

Order for Kichard Parrott, Governor of the House of Correction, to
make a "calendar in parchment" of the names of all persons committed,
with full particulars as to their commitment and discharge p. 49

Upon the information that there is a balance still due to John Driver,
and John Burchett, former surveyors of the highways of Chelsey Parish, and
that several of the inhabitants have not performed their statute work, nor
contributed to the repair, it is recommended to certain Justices to direct
the former surveyors in the collection of the moneys charged on the said
defaulters. [ Vide Sessions Book 5 3 1 , p. 5 o] ibid.

Order that the fine of ;^3oo which was levied upon the inhabitants
of St. Mary's Parish, Islington, for the repair of the highways in the said
parish, be respited until further order, so that the surveyors may proceed
to collect the said sum. The former surveyors (named) are to receive the
balance of their accounts out of the same p. 50

[Pages 52-56, 60-62 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 57-59

Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction " p. 63

[Pages 64, 65 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names headed calendar of recognizances and
indictments pp. 66-69

[Pages 70, 71 blank.]

Memoranda as to a fine, collector's money, &c. ... ... ... p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 536— OCTOBER, 1696.

Jury list ... ... ... ... ... ... ... •.. P- 2

Memoranda relating to recognizances, &c. ... ... pp. 3-20

[Pages 21-24 blank.]

Order to John Turner, late constable of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and
John Cock, of Hedge Lane, to deliver to the high bailiff, Richard Knipe, two
pieces of silk, measuring in all 16 yards, and worth about 40/- a yard, being
felons' goods, and the owners not yet known ... ... ... ... p- 25



Sessions Book 537 — October, 1696. 159

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to pay
one-half of £^Z 13X. 10^., due to Joseph Milward, late Constable of Hyde Park
Ward, for passing vagrants, &c., and the churchwardens, &c., of St. James',
Westminster, to pay the other half ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

A similar order to the churchwardens, &c., of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields
to pay to Jonathan Palmer the half of £,% "js. 9^., due to him for passing
vagrants, &c,, and the churchwardens, czc, of St. James', Westminster, to
pay the other half... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 26

Order for William Scott, late one of the surveyors of St. Anne's, West-
mmster, to pay ^^5 to the present surveyors of the highways, and to submit
his accounts to three of the Justices, that they may be satisfied as to the
payment of ^8 7^-. od., said to have been received by George Gregory,
deceased, another of the surveyors ... ... ... ... ... zh'd.

[Pages 28-38 blank.]

Rough memoranda relating to recognizances, &c. ... pp. 29-31

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... P32

SESSIONS BOOK 537— OCTOBER, 1696.

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

[Page 6 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. pp. 7-29

[Pages 30-32 blank.]

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens and others (named),
inhabitants of East Smithfield Liberty, in the parish of St. Buttolph Without,
Aldgate, which shows that several of the petitioners have been appointed to
audit the accounts of Francis Whitehurst, former churchwarden of the said
liberty, and that they find flagrant errors in the said accounts, and that he
withholds his books. The petition prays that the said Francis may be ordered
to deliver up the same. Ordered accordingly .. . ... ... ... p. 33

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Wyrardesbury, county Bucks.,
and W^est Drayton, county Middlesex, as to the settlement of Mary, widow
of John Barringer, and Mary and John, her two children ... ... p. 34

[Page 36 blank.]

Order that the high constables obtain, by the 30th of November, true
lists of the names and abodes of all persons between the ages of 21 and 70
within their respective parishes and places who have, in their own name or in
trust for them, within this county, ;^io yearly, at least, above reprizes, of
freehold or copyhold lands or tenements, or of lands and tenements of ancient
demesne, or in rents, or in all or any of the said lands, tenements, or rents in
fee simple, or fee tail, for their life or that of some other person, to serve upon
juries ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 37



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Order for the discharge of Hannah, daughter of John Wilkins, apprenticed
to Henry Smart and his wife, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, sempstress. p. 38

Upon the information of the present surveyors (named) of the highways
of Hornsey Parish, showing that the inhabitants of the said parish have
performed their statute work in the repairs of the highways, and that the
surveyors have expended several sums on the same, and that the said high-
ways are yet very much out of repair, and praying that a rate may be made for
their reimbursement and for the aforesaid repairs, it is ordered accordingly.
\yide Sessions Book c^ob^ ^^. ^-^ ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 39

Petition of Thomas Bowles, of Norton Folgate Liberty, basket maker,
showing that he is nominated headborough, and, setting forth his age and
infirmities, prays to be discharged. Ordered accordingly ... ... p. 40

Order in a dispute between the churchwardens and overseers of the poor
of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, in the parish of Stepney, and that of
St. John, of Wapping, as to the settlement of Margaret, wife of John Ovey,
a soldier now serving in Flanders, and Jane and Charles, their children. The
said John was formerly an apprentice with Alice White, a watchman's widow,
in the said hamlet of Wapping, Stepney ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Isleworth, in this county, and
St. Ann's, within the liberty of Westminster, as to the settlement of Margaret
Marloe, an impotent woman ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for Martha, widow of Captain Thomas Jones, late keeper of the
New Prison and governor of the House of Correction, to repay ;^2 2s. od. to
John Geery, received by her after the death of her husband, for fees and
profits of the New Prison. [Note.— '' Afterwards this order was altered to
34/- by the direction of Mr. Offley "] ibid.

Order for Mr. James Tyton to prosecute Richard Latchfield for mis-
demeanours and frauds, of which he stands accused. Tyton is to be reimbursed
all his expenses in the said prosecution... ... ... ... ... P- 43

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Mitcham, county Surrey, and
Fulham, in this county, as to the settlement of Ann Chamberlaine. The said
Ann was last legally settled as a "hired servant by the year" to Peter George,
of Fulham Parish... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Petition of William Gunson, gentleman, high constable of Finsbury
Division, in the hundred of Ossulston, and others, inhabitants of Whitecrosse
Street Liberty, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, showing
that some of the inhabitants of the said liberty have caused a watch-house
to be built in Playhouse Yard, in the said liberty, and that Thomas
WooUaston, constable, has removed the watch from its ancient place, called
the Whitecrosse, in Whitecrosse Street, near Chiswell Street, to the said
new erected watch-house, which is very inconvenient, and that since the
removal of the watch from the said old watch-house a burglary has been
committed, and a certain person (unnamed) robbed of about ^60. Prays
that the watch may, for the future, be kept at " the old accustomed place."
The matter is referred to certain Justices (named) ... ... ... p. 44

Order for the discharge of Sarah, daughter of Frances Hall, apprenticed
to Rebecca Osmond, of the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate,
"fishwoman" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 45



Sessions Book 537 — October, 1.696. 161

The inhabitants of Heston Parish, in this county, having agreed to an
assessment for the repair of the highways in the said parish, it is prayed
that the said rate may be ratified and confirmed. Ordered accordingly.
Instructions concerning the collection of the same ... ... ... p. 45

Upon the report concerning the repairs lately done by Thomas Little,
and others, in and about the dwelling-house, belonging to the House of
Correction [vide Sessions Book No. 535, p. 48], it appears that the work
is well done, and that there is money due to the plumber and painter. Order
that the report be confirmed, and the money paid out of the public stock.

p. 46

Confirmation of the report of certain Justices (named) to whom was
referred the examination of fees and profits received, at the New Prison and
the House of Correction, from the date of the death of Captain Thomas Jones,
late governor of the same, until the election of the present keeper (Captain
Abel Weeks), and also of all money due to John Gery [Geery ?] and
Mrs. Wilson, for bread, &c., provided for the poor in Bridewell, before the
appointment of Richard Parrott as governor ... ... ... ... p. 47

Order for the discharge of Ann, grand-daughter of Ann Jackson, widow,
apprenticed to William Wood, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields ... ... p. 49

Order to discharge an order adjudging James Levack, of Spittlefields
Hamlet, foreign weaver, to be the father of Margaret Lemare's female child,
it having been proved that Thomas Lemare, her husband, has not been
absent in parts beyond the seas for more than 20 months, as was previously
stated ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Confirmation of the report of certain Justices (named) concerning the
accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire, treasurer for the repairs of parts of
Chertsey and other bridges ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

Whereas Sir John Baber, of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, knight,
appealed against an assessment of ^25 10s. od. for the burial of the Lady
Bridget, his late wife (who had been formerly the wife of the late Lord Viscount
Kilmurray), and prayed the reduction of the same, on the plea that "the
said Lady ought to have been rated as the wife of a knight and not as the
widow of a viscount." It appears that the said "Sir John Baber did not,
within 10 days after notice of the assessment, given by reading it in the church
of the said parish, appeal to the Justices who signed the said rate " according to
the direction of the Act for granting to His Majesty certain rates and duties
upon marriages, births, and burials ; wherefore the said Justices, having no
power to relieve the said Sir John, recommend it to . . . the Court of
Exchequer to levy what is justly due ... ... ... ... ... P53

IMiscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c.

PP- 54-57

Joseph Staples is committed to New Prison, without bail, for contempt
in refusing to obey an order to pay to the churchwardens of Limehouse
Hamlet, Stepney Parish, 3/- weekly towards the maintenance of Mary, his
wife, whom he has " barbarously " misused, and turned out of doors. [ Vide
Sessions Book ^T,^, -p. i^6] ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 58

Names of those taking the oath, acquittals, &c. ... ... ... ibid.



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

pp. 59, 60
[Pages 61-63 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names headed Indictments pp. 64-68



SESSIONS BOOK 538— DECEMBER, 1696.

Jury list ... ... . ■ - • . • • • ■ • - ■ • • • • • • P- 5

Memoranda relating to recognizances PP- 7-3'^

[Pages 37-40 blank.]

Order that Phoebe Rawbone, widow, matron of the House of Correction,
Clerkenwell, is to have her salary of ^15 and the use of two rooms, but from
henceforth she is not to intermeddle or concern herself with the locking up or
lodging of any of the prisoners ... ... ... ... .-■ ... P- 41

Order referring the claim of John Driver and John Burchett, surveyors of
the highways for the parish of Chelsea, for £,t,\ lys. 2d., to four of the
Justices living in the parish, for settlement — Sir John Elwes, Richard Wood-
ward, Thomas Alston, and Dr. Edward Chamberlaine. [F/de Sess/o/is
^^^^' 535, P- 49] '^'''^^

Order to Henry Slett, constable of Hampton Wick, to deliver to Gabriel
Wells, John Thompson, and Charles Harding, ^7, three gold rings, and a
silver tobacco box, which he lately took from them p. 43

The Court, on the report of two of the Justices, Colonel Pery and
Mr. Underhill, is satisfied that the newly erected watch-house in Playhouse
Yard, Whitecross Street, St. Giles', Cripplegate, is in the most convenient
place, that it was erected by the inhabitants, and orders that eight watchmen be
kept instead of six as heretofore. [Fide Sessions Book 537, p. 44] ... p. 45

[Pages 46-54 blank.]
Rough memoranda, relating chiefly to recognizances. pp. 55-58, 61

List of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction, p. 63

[Pages 64-67 blank.]

Alphabetical li.st of indictments pp. 68, 69

Ditto of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 70, 71

Rough memoranda.

Mr. Hawley to pay 35/- to the Clerk of the Peace for several copies ot
orders relating to the repair of Chertsey Bridge, and other bridges in the
county , P- 72



Sessions Book 540 — 'January, 1697. 16



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SESSIONS BOOK 539-JANUARY, 1697.

Jury list p. 2

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... ... PP. 3-19

Order for the settlement of Susanna Rye in Richmond, where she had
been a hired servant to Anne Jones and Elizabeth Norton, at the sign of
the Crown and Bunch of Grapes ... ... ... ... ... p. 21

An order to the churchwardens of St. James' to raise ^£120 to repave
the highways from " Pickadilly to High Parke Corner," over against the
church and churchyard, from east to west on the north side of the church,
47 feet in length and 32 feet in breadth ; in Jermyn Street, from the west to
the east corner of the churchyard wall, 159 feet in length and 20 feet in
breadth ; further eastward to the channel running at the east end of the church,
100 feet, and from the church wall to the denter stone, 31 feet; and from
without the pale at the east end and south-east corner of the church north-
wa'ds to the rector's house, 99 feet in length and 6 feet in breadth. (Refer-
ence to the order made 23 June, 1692)... ... ... ... ... p. 22

Order for the churchwardens of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to raise ;^23o
for the repair of the highways, especially the highways and pavement Wore
the old churchyard in St. Martin's Lane, 250 yards ; in Church Lane, 326
yards ; belonging to the new churchyard, 69 yards ; at the watch-house at the
upper end of Hedge Lane, 444 yards ; at the almshouses in the parish of
St. Anne, 116 yards. Mason's work is to be done in Church Lane, broad
stone paving, 785 feet ; at the two doors at the east end of the church,
190 feet ; the pavement in the old churchyard leading from the school house
to the north end of the rails at the steeple, and from thence towards
St. Martin's Lane, 960 feet ; the pavement along by the stone stumps on the
west side of the old churchyard, and the pavement leading from thence to the
middle door at the west end, 935 feet ; the stone steps leading from the old
churchyard into St. Martin's Lane, 270 feet; and the pavement and steps
going up to the Lords' gallery on the south side of the church, 106 feet.

P- 23
[Pages 27-3S blank.]

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 39, 40

Alphabetical Hst of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

SESSIONS BOOK 540— JANUARY, 1697.

Jury panel p. 5

[Page 6 blank.]
Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... .-.. pp. 7-23

[Page 24 blank.]

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Great Missenden, county
Bucks, and St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the settlement of Anne
Maseham, wife of Charles Maseham, a soldier, and her young child ... P- 25



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