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Foster, late scavengers, certain money due to them ... ... ... p. 3 1

Order to discharge William Collins from the office of headborough of
the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, upon proof that he is old and very
infirm, and unable to serve the said office ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order to remove the watch-house placed near the King's Gate in Grays
Inn Lane, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, upon the petition of the
inhabitants of the said Lane, that it stands very inconveniently and is of no
use or safety to them. The said inhabitants are to erect the watch-house in
any other place in or near the lane, as shall be thought fit and safe ... ibid.



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Order for discharging a former order adjudging Robert IMoorin, of the
Strand, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, goldsmith, to be the father
of the female bastard child of Elizabeth Neale, widow ... ... ... p. 33

Similar order for Robert Monk, of Monmouth Street, in the parish of
St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, concerning the female bastard child of Elizabeth Evans,
single woman ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .-. P- 34

Order concerning the settlement of Agnes Starkey, widow of Jonathan
Starkey. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Martin's Vintry and
St. Sepulchre's •. p. 36

Order concerning the settlement of "Mordica" Hall, his wife and three
children. The dispute is between the parishes of Hendon and St. Dunstan's-
in-the-West ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 37

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Vanderslyes, single woman,
lately apprenticed to Frederick Hansen Cable, shoemaker, of the parish of
St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel. The dispute is between the parishes
of St. Mary, Whitechapel, and St. Katherine's, near the Tower ... p. 38

Order to discharge a former assessment made for the poor-rate of St.
Leonard, Shoreditch, and the overseers to raise weekly by taxation on every
inhabitant a sufficient sum of money for the necessary relief of the poor for
the remainder of the present year ... ... ... ... ... p- 39

Order for certain Justices (named) to meet at the Three Colts, in the
hamlet of Mile End Old Town, to examine into the assessment of the poor-
rate of the said hamlet ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order that Jonathan Hunt may be discharged from receiving and
providing for John Lane, a poor child, apprenticed to him by the overseers of
the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields ... ... ... ... ... P42

[Pages 44-58 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to taking oaths, indictments, &c. pp. 59-62

Lists of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 63

Alphabetical lists of indictments ... ... ... ... .. P- 64

[Page 65 blank.]

Licenses for Kidders and Badgers.

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... • ■ ■ p. 66

SESSIONS BOOK 569— FEBRUARY, 1700.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acc^uittals, &c. pp. 5-22-

[Pages 24, 25 blank.]

Order that William Walker, former scavenger of the parish of St. Martin's-
in-the-Fields, be reimbursed the money expended by him during his term of
office p. 25,



Sessions Book 570 — April, 1700. 211

Order for William Stanley, apprenticed to Thomas Maycock, of the parish
of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, shoemaker, to continue with his said master. p. 26

Order for the high constable of the Tower division to suppress a riotous
and unlawful assembly, " held and kept in the public highway and streets in
and about a place called Rosemary Lane," in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon,
otherwise Whitechapel, "for the buying and selling of old goods, wearing
apparel, and other things, greatly suspected to be stolen " ... ... p. 27

Mary, the wife of James Sellenger, is charged with living in adultery with
Francis Nicholls, esquire. She is committed to the House of Correction for
one month with hard labour, without bail, then to be delivered, paying her
fees, i/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order of reference as to abuses committed by the former and present
churchwardens and others, inhabitants in the parish of St. Clement Danes.
\yide Sessions Book ^(yd, \). \\\ ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 28

Order for the discharge of Robert Emmerton, apprenticed to William
Henley, of Ratcliffe Hamlet, Stepney Parish, tobacconist ... ... p. 30

[Pages 32-44, 47, 48 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, appearances, recognizances,
commitments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 45, 46

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

pp. 49, 50

[Pages 51-53 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names, headed calendar of recognizances, and
calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 54-57

Certificate, dated 9 February, 1700, of the apprehension and commitment
to Newgate of Mary Hawkins, otherwise \Villiams, otherwise Holding,
formerly of St. Anne's parish, in the liberty of Westminster, .spinster ... p. 58

Memoranda as to a recognizance, &c. ... ... ... ... p. 60

SESSIONS BOOK 570- APRIL, 1700.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... ... pp. 3-15

[Page 16 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parishes of St. Martin's-in-the-
Fields and St. James', Westminster, to pay between them ^16 i8i-. \od. to •
John Tucker, late constable of Hyde Park Ward, due to him for passing
vagrants, &c, ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 17

Part of a petition from the churchwardens, &c., of St. Margaret's, West-
minster, setting forth that the highways in the parish are worn and out of
repair ... ... .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Page 18 blank.]

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Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Anne's, Westminster, to make a
rate for the repair of the highways at a cost of ^80. The surveyors are to
pave "in rough paving" 880 yards in the parish as follows : — 871 yards at the
east and west end of St. Anne's Church, and 9 yards on the north of the
■church ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. p. 20

Order to the churchwardens, &c., of St. Anne's, Westminster, to raise
^160 for the paving of the highway leading from St. Giles's Pound towards
Tyburn. \Vide Sessions Book ^()']^i^. 2^^ ... ... ... ... p. 21

A similar order to the churchwardens, &c., of St. Marylebone to raise the
same amount for the repair of their portion of the same highway ... p. 23

[Pages 26-30 blank.]
Memoranda relating to committals, &c. ... ... ... pp. 31, 32

[Pages 33-35 blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... P- 34

SESSIONS BOOK 571— APRIL, 1700.

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

Appointments of treasurers for the maimed soldiers for the Marshalsea
and King's Bench in various hundreds ... ... ... ... ... p. 4

Ordered that the rates of wages, &c., assize of bread, &c., remain as
before ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... ... PP- 5~2 7

[Pages 28-32 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, to raise
^505 4i-. 2d. by rate, to reimburse Thomas Gray, the late churchwarden, the
money due to him ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 33

Similar order to the same parish to pay Robert Whitehead, John Cash,
and Richard Hazard, late overseers of that parish, ^32 12^-. 2\d. due to them.

P- 34

Order for discharging Thomas Harvey from his apprenticehood with John
Garrett, a weaver, of Stepney, who had deserted his said apprentice after two
years p. 35

Order for putting into execution the provisions of the Act for Paving and
Regulating the Haymarket. Certain Justices' are appointed to survey the
market and order the placing of boundary stones and posts, and to give orders
from time to time for repairing the pavement. John TuUy, of St. James's, is
appointed treasurer in the place of Isaac Territt, the late treasurer : John
Carvill is continued as collector, at a salary of ;^2o per an?iut/i, "if he shall
so long time well behave himself." A committee of Justices is appointed to
meet at St. Martin's Vestry on 18 April, to take the accounts of the late
treasurer. \^Vide Sessions Book ^60, t^. T^^ ... ... ... ... P- 36



Sessions Book 571 — April, 1700. 213

Richard Taylor, of the parish of Eahng, is discharged from serving as
headborough, and James Lloyd nominated in his place ... ... p 38

Order discharging Thomas Waters from being headborough of Hounslow
on account of his great age. Edward Gardner to be sworn in his stead, ibid.

Order discharging Robert Fellows from being constable of Northall, he
having already served for a year. Joseph Christmas to be sworn in his stead



Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Lucas and her children,
Elizabeth, Thomas, and Richard, at Wapping ... ... ... .. p. 39

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Giles', Cripplegate,
to make a rate to pay ^^30, due to Richard Bennett, William Bradley,
John Fox, and Robert Jeves [Greeves], late surveyors. {Vide Sessions
i?^^/' 565, p. 36]... .: p. 40

The inhabitants of the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, pray for relief
by the taxation of other neighbouring parishes, as their own parish is in a great
measure depopulated of good and substantial inhabitants, and abounds with a
multitude of indigent people. They state that they owe their late churchwarden
^600 for the relief of the poor. The Court refers the matter to the Justices
living in the Tower Division, instructing them to see what the charge for the
relief of the poor has been for seven years, what the present rents of the parish
lands are, etc., and to report at the next Quarter Sessions ... ... p- 41

Order concerning the settlement of Robert Morrell, his wife, Mary, and
child at Aylesbury, and Robert, Mary, Frances, and Ann Tewley, the children
of Mary Morrell by a former marriage, at Uxbridge ... ... ... p. 42

Order concerning the settlement of Joseph Wood at Chipping Barnet,
and Hannah, the pretended wife of Wood, and her children, Jonathan,
William, John, and Hannah Flood, at South Mymms .. ... ... p. 44

[Page 46 blank.]

Order appointing John ^^'ebber treasurer for the maimed soldiers for the
hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, in the place of Daniel Niccoll,
and a committee of Justices to audit the accounts ... ... ... p- 47

Similar order appointing John Hull [Hill], of Whitton, Isleworth, treasurer
for the maimed soldiers for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth,
in the place of John Hampton. Auditors appointed ... ... ... ibid.

William Gunson appointed treasurer of the Marshalsea, &c., for the
hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, in the place of Nathaniel
Chandler ibid.

Thomas Foot, of Feltham, appointed treasurer of the Marshalsea, &c.,
for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth ... ... 48

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to make a
rate for the repair of the highways ... ... ... ... ••• Md.

[Pages 50-67 blank.]



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Notes of licenses granted to Badgers and Kidders.

A place for religious worship for persons dissenting from the Church of
of England, called Quakers, which is certified to be held at Slaughter's Yard,
in Wapping, &c. ... ... ... ... ... . . ... ... p. 68

Memoranda relating to recognizances, committals, &c. ... pp. 69-71

[Page 72 blank.]

List of persons in the New Prison and House of Correction ... ]3. 73

[Pages 74, 75 blank.]

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

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 78-79

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 80

SESSIONS BOOK 572— MAY, 1700.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 5-25

[Pages 26-28 blank ]

Order that William Aubrey, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, merchant,
be discharged from serving as overseer of the poor in the said parish... p. 29

Order that the Clerk of the Peace deliver up to the churchwardens and
others, inhabitants in the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow, Stepney Parish, the book
of accounts relating to the said hamlet, and belonging to the churchwardens
and vestry there. William Vanlute, a former churchwarden, is charged with
tampering with the said accounts ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order that John Gumbly, Henry Tuttle, and Robert Moore, of St. Clement
Danes' parish, be discharged from serving as overseers of the poor in the said
parish. Appointment of four others (named) ... ... ... ... p. 30

Order for the discharge of John Arnop, junior, apprenticed to Ambrose
Adams, of Kensington Parish, surgeon ... ... ... ... ... p. 31

Order for the distribution of moneys, forfeited for the burial of Jews " in
linen or any other thing whatsoever that was made of any material but sheeps'
wool only," in Mile End Hamlet, amongst all the hamlets in Stepney Parish.

p- r~

Order that George Bettinson, of the parish of St. Clement Dane.s,
victualler, be discharged from providing for his apprentice, Benjamin Smith,
of St. Mary-le-Savoy ... ... ... ... ... ... . . p. 34

Order for the discharge of Henry, son of Eleanor Douglas, widow,
apprenticed to Robert Dillon, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, colounnan... p. 35

A further order as to the discharge of Henry, son of Eleanor Douglas,
widow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 36

[Pages 38-58 blank.]



Scssw7is Book 574 — Jiil)\ 1700. 215

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, acquittals,
&c. PP- 59-61

[Pages 62-64, 65, 67 blank.]
Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction " p. 65

Alphabetical lists of names headed Indictments and Calendar of recog-
nizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 68-71

Memoranda as to an appearance, acquittal, &c. ... ... ... p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 573— JUNE, 1700.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... ■■■ ••■ ••• ••• P- 2

Writ p. 3

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 4-19

[Page 20 blank.]

Order for the assessment of the poor rate in the parish of St. Margaret's,
Westminster, to be made according to the ancient usage and custom, and not
by a pound rate, as ordered now by the churchwardens of the parish... p. 21

Order for ^^15 to be raised within the liberty of Westminster, to pay for
the conveying of rogues and vagabonds. Schedule of the parishes to be
assessed and the sums of each ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 22

[Pages 24-30 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c.

PP-3i>32
[Page 33 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

SESSIONS BOOK 574— JULY, 1700.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... -.- ..• ... ... P- 3

[Page 4 blank.]
Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 5-3°

Order concerning the settlement of Phillip Higgs, Elizabeth, his wife,
and William, their child. The dispute is between the parishes of St. x-lndrew's,
Holborn, and St. Clement Danes ... ... ... ... .-• p. 31

Order concerning the settlement of John Goodwin. The dispute is
between the parishes of St. Mary-le-Savoy and St. Clement Danes . . . ibid.

Certificate of certain Justices [named] that they have viewed a certain
street, one part thereof lying to the west called Earl's Place, and the other
part called Compton Street, lying in Wood's Close, in the parish of St. James',
Clerkenwell, leading from St. John Street in the said parish to Mount Mill



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in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, and they have adjudged the
same fit to be paved, from the dwelUng-house of George Dawes, baker, in
Earl's Place to the dwelUng-house of Thomas Wallis, a paviour, on the north
side, together with the ground belonging to the dwelling-house of PhilHp
Freshwater at the east end of the north side of the street called Compton
Street, and from the dwelling-house of Robert Bend, victualler, on the south
side of the said new street called Earl's Place and Compton Street. Ordered
accordingly ... ... ... ... ... .., ... ... p. 32

Order concerning the settlement of Thomasin Jones, widow of Francis
Jones. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Ann's, Westminster, and
Christchurch ... ... ... ... ... . ... ... p. 34

Order to re-audit the accounts of Gerald Byrne, one of the late church-
wardens of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel ... ... ibid.

Order concernmg the settlement of William Watkins, lately an apprentice
with Ann Hoone, waterman's widow, of Lambeth, in the county of Surre)". The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and Lambeth.

P- 36

Order for the churchwardens of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, to
pay to Richard Silver, Liney White, and John Cullimore, late rakers of the said
parish, money due to them ... . . ... ... ... ... ibid.

Appeal of Christopher Clitherow, esquire, and Partridge, widow,

of New Brentford, complaining that they are assessed too highly. The
matter is referred to a Committee of Justices to report upon it ... ibid.

Order for AVilliam Dawson, son of Frances Dawson, to continue in his
apprenticeship with Mark Macartney, of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, snuff-
box maker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

Petition of the inhabitants of the hamlet of Church End and Hoxton,
in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, praying that Thomas Leach, whom,
according to ancient custom, they have themselves chosen as beadle for the
said hamlet, may continue in the same office, the present constable wishing to
remove the said beadle. It is ordered that Thomas Leach continue in the
said office of beadle ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Order for the high constables of all the divisions to make a careful
return of all persons to serve on juries, as for years past the return has
been imperfect and defective ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 39

Order to discharge Rachael Green from her apprenticeship to George
White, of Wapping, Stepney ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order for the overseers of the parish of St. John, Wapping, tu j)ay the
churchwarden of the said parish 20/- a month towards the maintenance of
Joanna Mitchell, a lunatic now in the hospital of " Bethlem" ... ]). 41

Order for certain Justices for the hundred of Ossulton to call the petty
constables in the respective divisions to give an account of money they
have collected on account of two robberies lately committed in the said
hundred ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... j). 42



Sessions Book 575 — Aiigiist, 1700. 217

Order to the high constables of the divisions of Finsbury, Holborn,
Kensington, and the Tower, to make a return of all persons, licensed and
unlicensed, who sell ale and beer in this county ... ... ... p. 42

Order for an assessment to raise money for passing vagrants in the
hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore. When the constables are
obliged to make use of a cart for the removing of vagrants, the owner of such
cart and horse is to be allowed 3^/. a mile ; and when they are obliged to hire
a horse for the said purpose, the owner of such horse to be allowed 1/6 a day,
or I /- for half a day ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 43

A tax made to pay the constables of the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton,
and Gore their expenses in removing vagrants.

Schedule of the different divisions and the sums assessed ... p. 44

A similar order for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth,
with schedule annexed ... ... ... ... ... . . • • . P- 46

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to taking the oath, indictments,
recognizances, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... PP- 49-53

[Pages 54, 55 blank.]

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

PP- 56, 57
[Pages 58-60 blank.]

Indenture of apprenticeship of Joseph Fisher, son of William Fisher,
late of Deptford, county Kent, ropemaker, to Theophilus Kirkman, of
St. Paul's, Shadwell, bricklayer ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 61

[Pages 62, 63 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... .. .. ... P- 64

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 66

Miscellaneous memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 68

SESSIONS BOOK 575— AUGUST, 1700.

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

Memoranda relating chiefly to recognizances, &c ... pp. 5-36

[Pages 37-40 blank.]

Order discharging Faith Taylor, daughter of Charles Taylor, of the city
of Westminster, clerk, from her indentures of apprenticehood with Ann
Cholmely, seamstress and hairdresser, because that Faith Taylor hath often
embezzled money and other things, and is very idle, disorderly, and pilfering.

p. 41

Order discharging Joseph Sandford, son of Joseph Sandford, citizen and
barber surgeon, of London, from his indentures of apprenticehood with Gabriel
Briscoe, brother of the Company of Barber Surgeons, of St. Margaret's, West-
minster, the said Briscoe having gone beyond the seas... ... ... P- 42



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On the petition of William Walker, late scavenger of the Spur Alley
Ward, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, that the former order of the Court to the
churchwardens, &c., to reimburse him had been neglected by them, the Court
orders the payment of the ^17 ^s. 6d. due to him. [Fide Sessions Book 569,
P- 25] ...' p. 43

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Heston to make
a rate to reimburse George Butler and James Redworth, the late surveyors,
^40 OS. lid. due to them. Butler and Redworth point out that they are
poor men, having families to maintain, and are in want of their money. p. 44

Order discharging Mary Farr, daughter of Thomas Farr, mariner, of
Limehouse, from her apprenticehood with Jane Dowse of the same parish,
child's coatmaker, on the grounds of ill-usage, &c. ... ... ... P- 45

The Court complains that churchwardens, &c., are very remiss in
putting into execution the laws respecting profanation of the Lord's
Day,



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