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houses of correction do take effectual care to prevent the taking and exacting
any sum or sums of money of any prisoner or prisoners in their custody,
under pretence of garnish or footing money, or any other pretence whatsoever,
and to protect the said prisoner or prisoners from being abused and ill-treated
by the rest of the prisoners for not paying the same.

" And that the said James Fell, or his deputy (for whom he shall answer),
do take effectual care to see the charity beef and moneys from time to time
given for the use and benefit of the prisoners in her Majesty's said gaol of
Newgate, be equally distributed amongst all the prisoners in the said prison
entitled thereto.

"And that the said James Fell, and all other keepers of the said gaol of
Newgate, for the time being, do permit and suffer all the prisoners in his and
their custody, to go to the chapel in the said gaol of Newgate, to hear divine
service and sermon as often as the same is performed there, without any
hindrance or molestation.

"And that the said keepers of the said gaol of Newgate, and all other
keepers of the other prisons in this county, and governors of the said houses
of correction, do take efi'ectual care that the cellars and sutling houses in
the said prisons and houses of correction be not opened on the Lord's Day
in time of divine service and sermon, nor any drink drawn or sold in the said
prisons and houses of correction, during the said time of divine service and
sermon.

" And it is further expressly declared and ordered by this Court that
the keepers of the said gaol of Newgate and Gatehouse at Westminster,



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shall not put, keep, or lodge prisoners for debt and felons together in one
room or chamber, but that they shall be put, kept, and lodged separate and
apart, one from another, in distinct rooms, pursuant to the Act of Parliament
in that case made, under the penalties therein contained.

" And this Court doth further order that the keepers of the said gaol of
Newgate and the Gatehouse at Westminster, do take particular care that no
lewd women (or any that they shall suspect to be such) be permitted to lodge
with any prisoners in the said gaols, who are under condemnation of death,
or any other, on any pretence or consideration whatsoever.

" And lastly, it is ordered by this Court, that the Clerk of the Peace of
this county, do forthwith deliver to each of the keepers of the said prisons,
and governors of the said houses of correction in this county, a copy of this
order to the end the same may be duly observed.

" And this Court is fully resolved to prosecute and severely punish all
such as shall offend in contempt of this order, and doth strictly charge and
require as well the keepers of the prisons and governors of the houses of
correction as all such persons as nOw are, or hereafter shall be, prisoners in
the said prisons and houses of correction, to yield due obedience hereunto,
as they and every of them will answer the contrary at their peril." pp. 47-50

Receipt of William Gregson for money paid to him by Mr. Richard
Longbottom ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p 50

Order concerning the settlement of Margaret Thomas and her two
children. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and
St. Andrew's, Holborn p. 5 [

[Page 52 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments, recognizances, &c.

PP- 53-56
[Page 57 blank.]

Indictments and recognizances ... ... ... ... ... P- 58

A debate concerning the respective rights of Mr. Herbert and Mr.
Thornhill to be chairman of the Sessions. Decided in favour of Mr. Herbert.

P- 59
[Pages 60-65 blank.]

Lists of names under New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 66

[Page 67 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of recognizances... ... ... ... ... p. 68

Alphabetical lists of indictments ... ... ... ... ... P- 69



Sessions Book 600 — October. 1702. 249

SESSIONS BOOK 599— OCTOBER, 1702.

Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. i

Writ p. 2

Recognizances, indentures, &c. ... ... ... ... pp. 3-14

[Page 15 blank.]

Order for Charles Bonython, serjeant-at-law, to be chairman of the
Sessions for the ensuing year ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 16

Order for the constables of the liberty of Westminster to keep strictly
the night watches from 10 o'clock at night until 6 o'clock in the morning.

ibid.
[Pages 17-28 blank.]

List of persons taking the oath ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments, recognizances, &c.

P- 30
Lists of indictments... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2,0

SESSIONS BOOK 600— OCTOBER, 1702.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 5-24

[Pages 25, 26 blank.]

Order concerning the settlement of Robert Bonner, his wife and children,
the parish of Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 27

Order concerning the settlement of Eleanor Carter and her two children,
in the parish of St. James', Duke's Place ... ... ... ... p. 28

The petition of Peter Richer to be discharged from his apprenticehood
with William Hopkins, hatmaker, of Fulham, was dismissed, the allegations
being false and frivolous. Richer had complained that the work was too hard
and laborious for his weak constitution, and that he found himself wasting since
he had been forced by his master to work sometimes in the week all night,
and allowed no rest in the day time till what was last imposed upon him
was finished ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 28

Order for the churchwardens, &:c., of the parish of Limehouse, to reim-
burse John Cook and John Best, the late overseers, the sum of ^11 ly. ^d.

P- 30

The petition of the overseers of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn,
that Katherine Hovey, widow, might be ordered to provide for her grand-
children, was dismissed, as it was not fully apparent to the Court that she



250 Middlesex County Records.

was of sufficient ability to maintain them. The churchwardens had repre-
sented that she had put her son, George Hovey, in the Marshalsea,
Southwark, and that his wife and two children had become chargeable to
the parish. In her reply she states that her son George was in prison at the
suit of her son-in-law, Thomas Stapleton ... ... ... ... p. 30

Order concerning the settlement of Margaret, the pretended wife of
Joseph Ramsey, and their child, in the hamlet of Wapping ... ... p. 31

Order concerning the settlement of Mar}- Johnson, single woman, in the
parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order concerning the settlement of John, Richard, and Elizabeth
Freeman, in the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney... ... ... ... p. 33

Order concerning the settlement of Hannah Andrews, widow of Cuthbert
Andrews, and their two children, Robert and Mary, in the parish of St. Botolph,
Aldgate p. 34

Order for the discharge of Martha Holliday, a poor girl, apprenticed by
the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Finchley, to Daniel Whitton, from
her apprenticehood, on the ground that she is an idle, pilfering servant.
Whitton is to return to the churchwardens ;^5 which he received with the
apprentice ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 35

Order appointing certain of the Justices to inspect the deeds, «Scc.,
belonging to the estates of the county, and to report at the next Quarter
Sessions what is best to be done to settle and continue the trust for the use of
the county ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 36

Order for raising the sum of ^132 6j-. \d. by the inhabitants of the
hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay the expenses, &c.,
incurred by the constables in passing vagrants whither they ought to be sent.

ibid.

A similar order on the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth
to raise ;£^2(i 6s. id. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

Particulars of the above rates, showing how much each parish is to
contribute... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 39-42

Appeal of the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Clement Danes
against the appointment of Thomas Goatly, Thomas Pewsey, William Higgins,
William Baker, Edmund Abraham, and John Martin as scavengers, which
persons had been appointed by Edward Noble and James Burnaby. The
Court found that Noble and Burnaby had no right to appoint scavengers, or
to make a rate. The Court was satisfied that Matthew Harris, George Pease,
Henry Gately, and Richard Lee were duly elected by the churchwardens,



Order for the discharge of Lawrence Thompson from the office of the
constable of St. James', Clerkenwell, upon proof that he is old, infirm, and
ziearly blind ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 27

Order concerning the settlement of Catherine Cartwright, widow, and
her two sons, Charles and Thomas. The dispute is between the parishes of
West Clandon, in the county of Surrey, and St. James', Clerkenwell ... ibid.

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Turner, Mary, his wife, and
Thoma.s, Mary, James, Susan, and Elizabeth, their children. The dispute is
between the parishes of Witham, in the county of Esse.x, and St. Sepulchre, in
this county ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 28

Upon the petition of several of the inhabitants of Blue Anchor Alley, in
the liberty of Grubb Street, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, it
is ordered that they be allowed to employ and pay a labourer to cleanse the
said alley, and to carry away the dirt and soil, they paying him for the same ;
such payment to be over and above their contribution to the scavenger's rate
there ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29



256 Middlesex Co2inty Reco7'ds.

Order for confirming an order adjudging Anthony Stokes, corn chandler,
living near the postern gate by " Morefeild," London, to be the father of the
bastard child of Amy Goodey, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields.

P- 30

Order for 7'homas Braint to continue in the office of overseer for Hendon,
upon proof that he is not so old and infirm as he alleges, and that he has a
son, who lives with him, to help him in his work ... ... ... p. 32

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas EUit, Martha, his wife, and
Richard, Sarah, and John, their children. The dispute is between the parishes
of Stepney and St. James', Clerkenwell P- 33

Order to discharge Gilbert Bearcroft from his apprenticeship to Charles
West, apothecary .. . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order for certain Justices to view the market called the Haymarket,
to order the placing and setting of boundary stones for the better ascertaining
the limits and bounds of the said market, and to enquire whether the said
Haymarket cannot be paved for less charge than in time past. John
TuUy, esquire, is appointed treasurer, and Edward Lawrence, collector of the
moneys received from the said market, and Mr. TuUy's accounts for the past
year are set out ... ... ... ... ... ... ... •■• p. 35

Order for certain Justices to view the bridge and way at and near Hockley
Hole, and to decide whether the inhabitants of St. Andrew's, Holborn-above-
Bars, or the inhabitants of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, are to pay for the
repairing of the said bridge ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 37

Order for extending the time for paving the roadway from St. Giles'
Pound towards Tottenham Court. {Vide Sessions Book 607, p. 31.]... p. 38

Order for John Isley to continue in the office of overseer of the poor of
the parish of Islington for the ensuing year .. ... ... ... p. 40

Order for Lord Montgomery, as having the tithes impropriate of the
parish of Hendon, to pay the assessment of ;^i4 made upon him for poor
rate p. 41

Elizabeth Anderson, of Wapping, Stepney, is excused from payment of
parish rates. [Note in margin : This order was mistaken, and is entered
afterwards in this book] ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 42

Order for Richard Turner to continue in the office of overseer of the
liberty of Saffron Hill, and to be repaid ^10, which he had paid as a fine, to
be discharged from the said office ... ... ... ... ... p- 44

Order for Richard Skitsley, of Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, to pay i2d.
weekly towards the maintenance of his grandchild, Mary Skitsley. It is
proved that Robert Skitsley, of the parish of St. Ann, Westminster, son



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