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164 Middlesex County Reco7'ds.

Order for the churchwardens of the parish of St. James', Westminster,
to pay Ann Cantwell, now a prisoner in the Marshalsea, the sum of 20/-
for the maintenance of herself and her child, and also the arrears of her
pension of 4/- a week ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 26

Order for the discharge of James Carr from his apprenticeship to Martin
Pitman, of the parish of St. James', Westminster, locksmith ... ... ibid.

Order for Richard Parrott, governor of the House of Correction, at
Clerkenwell, to pay workmen for work done at the said House of Correction.

p. 27

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Ofifley from her apprenticeship to
Anne Morelli, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, mantua-maker, upon
proof that the said Anne Morelli was and is married to Alcibiades Morelli,
and the indenture of apprenticeship is void, being for four years only... p. 28

Order, revoking an order dated 7 December last, whereby Henry
Lawley, esquire, treasurer of the moneys for repairing Chertsey and other
bridges in the county, was directed to pay a certain sum of money to Simon
Harcourt, esquire... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Order for the discharge of William Moore from the office of constable
of the parsonage ward in the parish of Enfield, and for Henry Snowe, of the
said parish, to serve in his stead... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Botolph ^\^ithout, Aldgate,
and St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, concerning the settlement of Susan
Lewis, widow of Richard Lewis, and her three children ... ... p. 30

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Bride's and Kensington,
concerning the settlement of Jane Brooks and her two children ... p. 31

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Paul, Covent Garden,
and St. Mary, Islington, concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Newberry,
alias Matting ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 32

Order for Captain Abel Weeks, keeper of the New Prison at Clerkenwell,
to pay to Richard Parrott, governor of the House of Correction, and Phoebe
Rawbone, matron there, arrears of payments due to them ... ... p. 33

Order for John Hardreet, of the parish of St. Pancras, to be discharged
from serving the office of surveyor of the highways of the said parish, upon
proof that he was fined for the said office about two years ago. Richard
Cooper nominated in his place ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for depriving William Bridgeforth, of the parish of Tottenham,
wheelwright, of his license to sell beer and ale, he being a person not
qualified to keep a victualling house ... ... ... ... ... P- 34

Order for certain Justices to inspect the leases and grants of the dwelling-
house and ground adjoining to New Prison, Clerkenwell, and to view the
ground and premises, and to set out what part of the orchard and garden
they find of right belongs to the dwelling-house ... ... ... ibid.



Sessions Book 540 — Janttary, 1697. 165

Order for William Robbins, convicted of trespass, to be whipped at
a cart's tail, from Smithfield Bars to the pound at the upper end of John
Street, and to pay a fine of 3/4, and to remain in Newgate Prison till he has
paid the said fine, and the fees, 17/6 ... ... ... ... ... p. 35

Order for Joseph Offley, treasurer of the maimed soldiers for the
hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay to Charles Morse, a
maimed seaman, the sum of 10/- ... ... ... ... ... il)id.

Order for certain Justices to inquire as to the sums of money due to
Mr. Tyton, expended by him in the prosecution of Richard Latchfield, in the
Court of King's Bench. [^Vide Sessions Book 537, p. 43] ... ... p. 36

Order in the case of Isaac Adams and the parish of Hornsey. The
said Adams had lately come to reside there "with about sixty poor children,"
which children were the "inventory" of Sir Thomas Rowe, deceased; and
the Court, fearing that such might become chargeable to the said parish, directs
Adams to furnish a list of names of all the said children and of the
parishes from which they came, and to give sufficient security to indemnify
the parish of Hornsey from the charge of maintaining and providing for
the said children, or for any others to be subsequently brought to Adams ;
their names and addresses are to be furnished by Adams to the parish of
Hornsey within one month of their arrival. Power is also given to the parish
to inspect, from time to time, Adams' house and its inmates ... ... ibid.

Committee appointed to examine the accounts of Francis Whitehurst,
late churchwarden of the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate. \^Vide
Sessions Book ^2,1, ]). 2,2)'\ ■■■ ••• ••• ••• •-. ... p. 38

Order that no Justice of the Peace or his clerk shall receive any
dividends except in their own division ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order for Reginald Toogood, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,

gentleman, who has a plentiful estate, to provide for his daughter

Lindsey, wife of Lindsey, who has been deserted by her husband, and

become chargeable to the said parish ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Thomas Wright, son of Susan Wright, discharged from his apprenticeship
to George Murray, late of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, in the parish of Stepney,
now of Chatham, mariner ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4 1

[Page 42 blank.]
Indictments, recognizances, &c. ... ... ... ... pp. 43, 44

[Pages 45-48 blank.]
List of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 49

[Pages 50-53 blank.]
Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

[Page 55 blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... P- 56



1 66 Middlesex Coimty Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 541— FEBRUARY, 1697.
Jury list p. 5

Memoranda relating to recognizances, &c. .. . ... ... pp. 7-22

Order that two of the Justices, James Cardrow and Henry Nelthorp,
examine what rents are in arrear for houses or grounds held under the trustees
of the county, and to "appoint a demand" thereof P- 25

Order that the Clerk of the Peace (Simon Harcourt) or the Crier
(Hay ford Wainwright) do pay to Paul Cowley ^3 in part payment for
carpenter's work in building presses for the records. The two Justices named
in the last order are to inspect the bill, and report to the next Court. [ Vide
Sessions Book id.

The appeal of the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Dunstan's-in-
West, against a Justices' order passing Alice Rudyard, a female infant, into
their parish is allowed by the Court, and the removal of the said infant back
to the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, is ordered ... ... ... p. 49

Order to certain Justices to take the account of Sir James Smith, as
treasurer of the maimed soldiers and mariners for the hundreds of Ossulton,



Sessions Book 543 — April, 1697. 169

Edmonton, and Gore for the year 1695. Fo"" "^^ niany guineas as Sir James
received of Mr. Herbert at 25/- apiece, he is to be allowed for the same at the
same rate in his account ; and for twenty-two guineas and a half, which he
received from the high constables he is to be allowed at the rate of 30/- each
guinea. Sir James is to pay the balance to Alexander Pitfield, the present
treasurer ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Order for Sir John Wolstenholme, Mr. Mundy, and Mr. Smythson,
Justices, living in Edmonton Hundred, to appoint a high constable in the
place of Clement Webb, gentleman ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

Order to the churchwardens, &c., for raising ;^36o upon an estreat for
repair of the highways of the parish of St. Mary, Islington ... ... p. 5 2

Order on the appeal of Dr. Goodall and Mr. Walker against being rated
for the relief of the poor of the parish of St. Sepulchre ; they represented
that they lived in Sutton's Hospital, alias the Charterhouse, and were ofificers
of the same, and not liable for any rates for the relief of the poor. The
Court now discharges the order for superseding the warrant of distress to
enable the parties to settle the matter by "trial at law" ... ... p. 53

Certain Justices appointed to examine the accounts of Manassah Landor
and Hugh Bishop, overseers for the liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster, in the
Strand, for the year 1695, with authority to make any necessary orders for
reimbursing Landor and Bishop the money due to them on those accounts.

ibid.

The Court orders the payment of ^^3 \s. Sd., lost by the insolvency of
William Hembrick, late high constable of the Tower Division, and collected
by him on the rate for the repair of a part of Chertsey Bridge, and other
bridges, to Henry Hawley, the treasurer of the bridge money ... ... p. 54

Order for Thomas Nixon, churchwarden, of Friern Barnet, to attend the
next Court, and answer for his contempt in not paying 6s. Sd., assessed on his
parish towards the damages recovered by Richard Norton against the hundred
of Ossulton, for a robbery ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 55

Order for Benjamin Noble, gentleman, treasurer of the moneys for the
relief of prisoners in the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and other hospitals for the
hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay the money he has received
by rate to the Clerk of the Peace (Mr. Harcourt) ... ... ... ibid.

A similar order to Mr. William James, treasurer for the hundreds of
Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Particulars of a rate for the maimed soldiers for the hundreds of Ossulton,
Edmonton, and Gore. (The amount from each parish and division is set
out) PP-S7, 58

Particulars of a rate for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals for
the same hundreds (set out as above) ... ... ... ... pp. 59, 60

Particulars of a rate for the maimed soldiers for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth (set out as above) ... ... ... ... p. 61

Particulars of a rate for the Marshalsea, &:c., for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth (set out as above) ... ... ... ... p. 62



I JO Middlesex County Reco7'ds.

The petition of Henry Downes, about money claimed by him from the
churchwardens, &:c., of the parish of St. John's, Wapping, for the nursing of
Henry Smith, a poor child, was discharged by the Court, on the ground that
the child had been put out to nurse without the knowledge of the church-
wardens, &c., of Wapping Parish... ... ... ... ... ... p. 63

[Pages 64-73 blank.]

Rough memoranda relating chiefly to recognizances and fines, pp. 74-77

Names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 79

[Pages 80-85 blank.]

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 86

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 88, 89

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 92

SESSIONS BOOK 544— MAY AND JUNE, 1697.

Jury list p. 3

Memorandum relating chiefly to recognizances ... ... PP- 5-25

[Pages 26-34 blank.]

Order to the overseers, &c., of the hamlet of Limehouse, to pay to Mary
Staples the arrears of a pension of 2/- a week, and for the future to pay to her
weekly the sum of is. 6d. ... ... ... ... ... •• P- 35

Order to the head constable and petty constables, &c., of the hundred of
Gore to prevent the concourse of disorderly persons at Burrows Green,
Hendon, in Whitsun week, assembling there under pretence of holding a
fair i^id.

Order to two of the Justices — Colonel Pery and Mr. Withers — to
examine the accounts of Samuel Cambray, John Field, and Andrew Haydon,
late scavengers for the liberty of Whitecross Street, St. Giles, Cripplegate,
who claim from the parish ^,6 which they could not collect by reason of the
poverty and removal of the persons from whom the money is due ; the
Justices to take such action as they deem fitting ... ... ... p. 36

Copy of an order to the Justices of the Peace for the county from the
Privy Council, Whitehall, dated June 17, 1697, demanding an account of
what has been done concerning papists and disaffected persons, and the
writers and printers of false and seditious news ... ... ... p. 37

Order for the payment of -£



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