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children, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields ... ... ... p. 44

Justices' order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Smith and her
daughter in the parish of Chelsea, confirmed ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for the churchwardens, &:c., of the parish of St. Mary, Islington,
to make a rate for the repair of the highways, the surveyors, Morgan Bryan,
^^'illiam Bird, and AVilliam Grave, representing that they have used " near
four thousand loads of gravel," and already expended ^^350, "and yet have
at least one-third of their work to do "... ... ... ... ... p. 46

The complaint of Robert Hopingstall, Edward Wenham, John Cook,
Thomas Threstier, John Hansted, William Freind, Samuel Phillips, Giles
Sliute, William Crusse, Thomas Dollis, Robert Williston, Richard Gibbs, and
John Scott, of Limehouse, in Stepney Parish, that they are over-rated, is
referred to four of the Justices for settlement ... ... ... ... p. 48

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Mary, White-
chapel, to pay ;^3 OS. id. due to David Wickard and Francis Collins, late
scavengers for Wentworth Street in that parish ... ... ... p. 49

The complaint of John Hill, William Parsons, Samuel Pifife, Thomas
Smyth, William Mart, and Robert Pullin, of Ratcliffe, that the late church-
warden and a few of the inhabitants made a rate for the relief of the poor
whereby they are over-rated, is referred to five of the Justices for settlement ;
report to be made to the next Court ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Complaint from the parishioners of Hendon that though the licenses of
Ann Clark, Daniel Mills, and Timothy Smyth had been suppressed, and that
they had been convicted and punished, yet they continued to sell beer, &c.,
having since privately procured licenses from Justices living remote from the
parish. The Court orders the suppression of these licenses ... ... p. 5 1

Henry Moult, gentleman, appointed governor of the House of Correc-
tion at Clerkenwell, in the place of Richard Parrott, deceased. He is to
constantly reside there, and pay to the matron of the House of Correction
j[,\o yearly, if the Court think a matron to be necessary, which sum he is
to receive from the keeper of the New Prison... ... ... ... p. 52

Order that Alice Parrott is to receive all the arrears of her late husband's
salary of jP^^o ; Captain Weeks is to pay her _;i^5 more, and Mr. Moult also
^c, in discharge of moneys expended in repairs, &c. ; she is further to
receive the profits of the House of Correction to the loth, July ... p. 53

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah Lewis in Kensington Parish.

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174 Middlesex County Records.

Order for reimbursing William Bignoll, constable for Bulcross Quarter
in Enfield money due to him ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 55

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Parkes in St. Clement
Danes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the Justices of the Tower Division to examine the church-
wardens, &c., of the several parishes in that division touching the non-payment
of ;^2o 7^-. 4(/. assessed on them for the relief of the maimed soldiers in
1695 p. 56

Order discharging Frances Wilford from her indenture of apprentice-
hood to Margaret Woolsey, of St. Margaret's, quilter ... ... ... p. 57

Order for the surveyors of Ishngton to pay ^60 45-. od. to William
Davis, the late surveyor ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 58

Order concerning the settlement of Henry Smyth in Wapping ... p. 61

Memoranda relating chiefly to recognizances and indictments, fines, &:c. '

pp. 63-66

List of persons in the New Prison and House of Correction pp. 69, 70

[Pages 71-74 blank.]

Indenture of apprenticehood of Arthur Wallraven, son of John Wall-
raven, goldsmith, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to Robert Creed, watchmaker, of
St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, 13 November, 1695 ... ... .-. ... p. 75

Indenture of Edward Low, of St. Giles, Cripplegate, to Nicholas Boquet,
• of St. Anne's, Blackfriars ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 76, 77

Similar list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 78, 79

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ]). 80



SESSIONS BOOK 547— AUGUST, 1697.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... •■• ... ••• ••• P- 5

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 7-40

[Pages 41-44 blank.]

Order as to the settlement of Nathaniel and Caleb Stephenson, children
of Benjamin Stephenson. Dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields and St. Pancras ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order as to the settlement of two young children, Margaret and Hannah
Wotton. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and St. Botolph,
Aldgate H'id.

Order for the discharge of Matthew Moore from his apprenticeship to
Richard Upthrow, of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, engraver ... p. 46



Sessions Book 548 — October, 1697. 175

Order for the parishes of Stoke Newington and St. Katherine's, near the
Tower, to contribute certain sums of money towards the damages and costs
recovered against the inhabitants of the hundred of Ossulton for a robbery
committed upon one Richard Norton within the said hundred, \llde Sessions
Book SAZ, p. 55] p. 47

Order for EHzabeth Moore, convicted for speaking seditious words, to ije
fined 3^. 4d. and to be set upon the pillory in Bloomsbury Market for one
hour, between the hours of nine and twelve in the forenoon, with a paper on
her breast showing her offence, and to be committed to the New Prison until
she undergo the punishment and pay the fees oi ijs. 6d. ... ... ]). 48

Order for Simon Harcourt, esquire. Clerk of the Peace, to pay the
under sheriff ;^7 loi'. for the discharging of issues ... ... ... //>/c/.

Order concerning the settlement of EHzabeth Combs , and her three
children. The dispute is between the parishes of Finchley and St. James',
Clerkenwell ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order for the high constables to issue their warrants to the petty constables
to return lists of the freeholders in the county qualified to serve upon juries.

P- 51
[Pages 52-60 blank.]

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

p. 61
[Pages 63-64 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to taking oaths, indictments, acquittals, &c.

pp. 65-69
[Pages 70-73 blank.]

Alphabetical calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... p. 74

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 76

SESSIONS BOOK 548— OCTOBER, 1697.

[Pages 1-2 blank.]
Jury panels ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... p. 3

[Page 4 blank.]
Writ p. 5

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

pp. 7-30
[Pages 31-36 blank.]

Proceedings upon a letter from George Clark, Secretary for War, to
Commissary Crawford, relating to the quartering of horse guards, and several
regiments of foot, coming from Flanders at the first opportunity, and which
are to be accommodated in and about London, " in the usual quarters of the
Guards." Ordered that all constables do make true lists of all inns, livery
stables, &c., for this purpose ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37



176 Middlesex Coujity Records.

Order concerning the settlement of Cornelius Harwood and his three
children, John, Mary, and Elizabeth. The dispute is between Ratclifife Hamlet,
Stepney Parish, and Chatham ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 38

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens and others,
inhabitants in the parish of St. Clement Danes, which shows that the petitioners
have been at the great expense " of near ;^i 5,000 in new building their parish
church," and that they are nearly ^4,000 in debt. They pray that an additional
rate may be assessed for the relief of the poor, and it is ordered accordingly.

P- 39

Order concerning the settlement of Susanna [wife of], Hugh Dyer,
otherwise Dyall. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields
and All Hallows the Great p. 40

Order that Alice, widow of Richard Parrott, late governor of the House of
Correction, do quit the dwelUng-house belonging thereto . . . in 14 days ; and
it is further ordered that Mr. Alexander Pitfield do pay the said Alice ;^io in
satisfaction of the money expended by her late husband for the repair of the
said House of Correction, &c. Captain Abel ^\'eeks, keeper of the New
Prison, and Captain Henry Moult, present governor of the House of Correction,
are to pay the said Alice £,$ apiece. [Vide Sessions Book 546, p. 53] p. 41

■ Order, in a dispute between the parishes of Acton and Northolt, con-
cerning the settlement of Anne, wife of Joseph Shepperd, and his two
children P- 42

Order, in a dispute between the parishes of Christ Church and Stepney
(Bethnal Green Hamlet), concerning the settlement of Martha, wife of Anastus
Browne, and one child P- 43

Order, in a dispute between the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and
the town of New Brentford, concerning the settlement of John INIunday. ibid.

Henry Quintin, sheriffs bailiff, discharged from being headborough of the
south side of Cow Cross Liberty, in the parish of St. Sepulchre ... p. 44

Cyprian Southwarke, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to be continued as a
pensioner on the fund for maimed soldiers, he having "served his late Majesty,
King Charles the Second, and his royal father in their wars" p. 45

Order for allowing the accounts of Giles Smyth and others, former over-
seers of the poor of "St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and for a rate to reimburse
them p. 46

Order for the setting of able and sufificient watches within the several
parishes, &c., in and near the suburbs of the city ; the same are to be duly
and constantly continued from sunset to sunrise ... ». . . • • • P- 4 7

Order for confirming an order adjudging Robert Leadbetter, junior, of
St. John's Parish, Wapping, distiller, to be the father of Robert, child of Anne
Webb, widow P- 4^

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and
St. Margaret's, Westminster, concerning the settlement of Charles Barnes,
" with four children, Sarah and Elizabeth Robinson, and John and Thomas



Sessw?is Book 548 — October, 1697. 177

Barnes.'"' The said Charles was servant to Nicholas Wroth, at the "Oxford
Arms," St. Margaret's parish, Westminster, for two years p. 51

Order that Robert Newman, former constable of Friern Barnet, be
reimbursed moneys expended by him for the passing of cripples and vagrants.

P- 52
Order for reimbursing John Lole and Francis Creswell, former overseers
of the poor of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, moneys expended by them.

P- 53
Order in a dispute between Richard Bennett, constable of Friern Barnet
Parish, and John Williams and Henry Briggs, constables of Finchley, con-
cerning the passing of cripples and vagrants through Finchley aforesaid... p. 54

Order for William Kidgell, gentleman, high constable of the Tower
division, to pay Alexander Pitfield, treasurer for the maimed soldiers in
Ossulston Hundred, the money due upon the assessment in the said division,
for that fund, for the year 1695 ... ... ... ... ••• ... P- 5^

Order for Alexander Pitfield to pay Paul Cowley his account for
carpentering and repairs in and about the House of Correction ... p. 57

Order for the discharge of Michael, son of Margaret Gardiner, apprenticed
to Henry Staffe, of St. Andrew's, Holborn, surgeon ibid.

Order for the assessment of a rate to reimburse John White, former
scavenger of Kensington ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5^

Order for the assessment of an additional rate for the relief of the poor
of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, in the parish of St. Andrew's,
Holborn p. 60

Isaac Goring is convicted for persuading Thomas Brooks, apprenticed to
Henry Linacre, to desert his master's service, and for encouraging the said
Brooks to rob Jane Scale and others in the King's highway. He is fined
I3J-. 4^/., and is ordered to be put in and upon the pillory in New Brentford
market place, upon such market day as the sheriff shall speedily appoint for
one hour " at the usual time of the day," with a paper over his head, showing
his offence. He is remanded to the New Prison until he pay the fine and
undergo the punishment, then to be delivered paying his fees, 17.^. dd. p. 61

Order for Alexander Pitfield to pay James Tyton 26/- " by him charged
as received as clerk to Joseph Ofiiey, late treasurer for the maimed soldiers,
and upon the rate for the Trinity Minories, which money was not received
by the said Mr. Tyton, and is still unpaid " ibid.

Whereas William Smith, of Twickenham parish, gentleman, stands
indicted for obstructing a certain common highway leading from Twickenham
to a certain common field, called the Northfield, in the said parish, and from
thence to Hanworth ; it is ordered that certain jurors (named) shall view the
highway in question, and that a verdict shall be arrived at on the second day
of the next Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... •■• p. 62

Order of reference concerning any complaint touching the Act of 7 and
8 William HI, entitled "An Act for granting to his Majesty certain rates and
duties upon houses for making good the deficiency of the clipped money."

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178 Middlesex County Records.

Order for the attendance on December the 6th, of the high constables of
Ossulston Hundred to show cause why the petty constables in their several
divisions have neglected the order concerning the setting and placing of able
and sufficient watches, \yide Sessions Book 548, p. 47] ... ... p. 63

Order for Alexander Pitfield to pay Paul Cowley his bill for " carpenter's
work and stuff done and used in and about the repairs of the House of
Correction." [^Vide Sessions Book 548, p. 57] ... ... ... ... p. 64

Upon the information that a fine of ^360 was assessed upon the
inhabitants of St. Mary's Parish, Islington, for not repairing the highways in
the said parish, it is ordered that William Gunson, gentleman, one of the high
constables of Ossulston Hundred, do without further delay levy the said sum
upon the said inhabitants. \^Vide Sessions Book 544, p. 43] ... ... ibid.

Order for the assessment of a rate for the reimbursement of William
Bignoll and James Flanders, former constables of Endfield. \^Vide Sessions

Book S4^, V- 55] P- 65

[Pages 66-68 blank.]

Lists of names headed New Prison and House of Correction ., p. 69

Memorandum of two licenses ... ... ... ... ... p. 70

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, acquittals,
names of those taking the oath of fidelity, &c. ... ... ... PP- 7^-75

Alphabetical lists of names headed, indictments, and calendar of
recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 76-79

SESSIONS BOOK 549— DECEMBER, 1697.

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

Recognizances, indentures, acquittals, &c. .. ... pp. 7-31

[Pages 32-36 blank.]

Order concerning the settlement of Joseph Durrant, his wife and child.
The dispute is between the parishes of Uxbridge and Hayes ... ... p. 37

Order concerning the settlement of Katherine Cary, wife of William Gary.
The dispute is between the parishes of Fulham and Uxbridge ... p. 38

Order to deprive John Clayton, of Heston, of his license to keep an
alehouse, upon proof that he allows persons to tipple in his house at unseason-
able hours, and keeps a very disorderly alehouse ... ... ... ibid.

Order in a dispute between the parishes of South Mymms and St. Martin's-
in-the-Fields, concerning the settlement of Alice Carlisle, wife of Cornelius
Carlisle. It was proved that the said Cornelius Carlisle lived three years as
hired servant to Sir Lionel Jenkins, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the
Fields ... ... .. ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 39

Order to reimburse Edward Bolton, late constable of the liberty of
Upper Barnsbury in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, money expended by
him in relieving cripples ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40



Sessions Book 550 — -January, 1698. 179

Appeal between the i)arishes of Stanmore and Harrow, touching the
settlement of Mary James, adjourned till the next Sessions ... ... p. 41

Order for the parish of Harrow to keep and maintain Mary James and
her child till the above appeal is heard at the next Sessions ... ... ibid.

[Pages 43-50 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda concerning indictments, recognizances, &c.

P- 51
[Pages 53, 54 blank.]

Lists of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 55

[Pages 56-61 blank.]

Alphabetical calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... p. 62

Alphabetical lists of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 64

SESSIONS BOOK 550— JANUARY, 1698.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

[Page 4 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 5-23

[Pages 24-28 blank.]

Order concerning the settlement of Ralph Scott and Richard Scott,
children of Ralph Scott, a brewer's servant. The dispute is between the
parishes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and St. Olave's, Southwark ... p. 29

Order concerning the settlement of Richard Lewis and Elizabeth, his
wife. The dispute is between the parish of Deptford, county Kent, and the
hamlet of Limehouse, in the parish of Stepney... ... ... ... ibid.

Order concerning the settlement of John Thomlinson, Mary, his wife,
and Anne, their daughter. The dispute is between the parishes of St. James',.
Westminster, and St. Clement Danes ... ... ... ... ... p. 30

Order for reducing the assessment for poor rate made upon John Spurrell,,
of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, in the parish of Stepney, mariner, made upon his
petition. He shows that he had been a slave at Algiers for 10 years, and
that his friends, seven years since, raised ;^4oo for his redemption, which he
has not yet been able to repay, having scarcely sufficient to maintain himself
and his family ; he inhabits a house in Stepney Causeway of ^6 a year^
and complains that he is over-rated ... ... ... ... ... p. 3 1

Order concerning the settlement of Theodocia Mitchell, single woman,,
who lived some time in the service of Lady Browne in St. James' Street as a
hired servant. The dispute is between the parishes of St. James', West-
minster, and St. Clement Danes... ... ,,. ... ... ... P- 32

Order for discharging an order adjudging Henry Collier, of the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, sword cutter, to be the father of the male bastard
child of Martha Vaughan ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

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Order to certain Justices (named) to examine what moneys Mr. James
Tyton has disbursed and expended on the prosecution for misdemeanour of
Richard Latchfield p. 35

Order to discharge Mary Jemmett from her apprenticeship to Jane
Tyllard, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, widow, from whom she was to
learn " the trade of keeping a hnen shop " ... ... ... ... P- 36

Order to admit John Perin, mariner, of the parish of St. Leonard's,
Shoreditch, to a pension of ;Qt, per annum, upon proof that in 1691 he lost
the use of his left leg on His Majesty's ship the "Royal Oak," that he has a
wife and two children to maintain, and that he receives no pension from the
" Chest of Chattam " p. 37

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Cook, late wife of John
Cook, deceased, and her four children, Katherine, Jane, William, and James.
The dispute is between the parishes of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise White-
chapel, and St. Giles, Cripplegate ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Ingersole, Sarah, his wife,
and one child. The dispute is between the hamlet of Mile End, in the parish
of Stepney, and the hamlet of Bethnall Green, in the same parish ... p. 39

Order concerning the settlement of Richard Thurlewind, " a poor
distracted person." The dispute is between the hamlet of Ratcliffe and the
hamlet of Wapping, in the parish of Stepney ... ... ... ... p- 40

Order concerning the settlement of Mary James, single woman, and her
newly-born child. The di.spute is between the parishes of Harrow and
Stanmore ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 41

Order for certain scavengers of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to
pay to John White, late raker of the said parish, certain sums of money
expended by him, (Schedule of names of scavengers with sums to be paid.)

P-43

Order in a dispute between the town of Hoddesdon and the parish of
St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the settlement of Joane Styles, and her
female bastard. The woman is to be maintained at Saffron Hill, the child at
Hoddesdon ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 45

Order for Thomas Scott, a poor, lame, impotent child, to be placed with
Joanna Brandon, of Axe Court, next door to the sugar baker's, in the parish
of St. Peter's, Cornhill, and the said Joanna Brandon to be paid 5/- a week
for the maintenance of the said Scott ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

[Pages 48-56 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda concerning indictments, committals, taking
the oath, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... PP- 57-6°

List of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 61

[Pages 62, 63 blank.]

Alphabetical calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... P- 64

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ••• p. 66



Scssio/is Book 551 — February, 1698. 181

SESSIONS BOOK 551— FEBRUARY, 1698.

Jury list p. 3

Memoranda of recognizances, &c. .. .. ... ... PP* 5-25

[Pages 26-30 blank.]

Six Justices deputed to view the repairs done at New Prison by Captain
Abel Weeks, to inspect the bills, and to report thereon in writing to the next
Court p. 31

Ordered that the recognizances of Katherine Smyth, alias Clayton,
indicted for keeping a disorderly house, be respited till the next Quarter
Sessions. [^Vide Sessions Book ^^^, -^. 2,^ Q)] ... ... ... ... zh'd.

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Cautwell, alias Fray, in the
parish of St. James, Westminster; her lawful husband, Thomas Pray, is said
to be living at Tesbury [Tisbury ?J Wilts ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order for the churchwardens of Hornsey to raise money to pay
^ij T,s. id. due to Rose Blastock, widow of Richard Blastock, late one of
the churchwardens ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 33

The Grand jury present to the Court that there is " an unlawful assembly,
called the Redoubt, after the Venetian manner, kept at Exeter Change in the
Strand, and carried on by persons unknown, who by printed tickets give
notice of games that are not lawful, and tend very much to encourage all
manner of vice and debauchery, and that the persons who frequent the same
go masked and disguised." The Court orders the high constables of the
Westminster and Holborn Divisions, with all the petty constables, to meet at
Exeter Exchange on the Thursday following at 4 o'clock " in the forenoon."
and to remain there till 12 o'clock at night, and also at other appointed times,
to preserve the peace, to disperse the assembly, and to arrest the managers.
The order to be affixed to the gate of the Exchange, and the high constables
to report to the Court on Friday ... ... ... ... ... P- 35

Order concerning the settlement of Mary Williams in the hamlet of
Poplar and Blackwall ibid.

Order to the churchwardens, &c., of Whitechapel, to make a rate for
reimbursing Jarvis Boswell and the other headboroughs the sum of jQ-^o
expended by them in passing vagrants, &c. ... ... ... ... P- 36

Order to the high constables and petty constables in the several divisions
of the county to give notice to all victuallers, innholders, coffee sellers,
vintners, brandy sellers, &c., to forbear entertaining company on the Lord's
Day, excepting those persons allowed by law : butchers, poulterers, fruiterers,
barbers, and other persons are not to expose any of their goods on Sunday
next, or on any Sunday following ... ... ... ... ... P- 37

Entry of the King's Proclamation for suppressing profane swearing
and immorality, and order to all high constables, (&:c., to be diligent in
searching for offenders, particularly on the Lord's Day, &c. ... ... P- 38



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Order for suppressing the license of Andrew Hurst, of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields, he having been several times indicted for keeping a disorderly
house, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ••■ ••• ••• P- 4°

[Pages 41-48 blank.]

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 49-5°

[Pages 51, 52, 54, 55, 60, 61 blank.]

Names of prisoners in the New Prison and the House of Correction, p. 53

Alphabetical list of persons indicted ... ... ... PP- 56, 57

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... PP- S^, 59

Rough memoranda. These include a note that Drill, a priest,

married Thomas Fray and Ann Sanger at Tilbury ; and that Mr. Harcourt



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