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of the said Richard Skitsley, has sold all his goods and run away, leaving
his wife, Mary, and an infant, Mar}', totally unprovided for ... ... p. 45

John Bond, ai)pointed treasurer of the maimed soldiers and mariners for
the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore ... ... ... p- 46



Sess207is Book 604 — Ap7'il, 1703. 257

John Bateman, appointed to the Uke office for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne^ and Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

WilHani Gunson, gentleman, appointed treasurer for the Marshalsea,
Queen's Bench, and Hospitals for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and
Gore. Thomas Ponting, gentleman, appointed to the like office for the
hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthome, and Isleworth ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the high constables of the Westminster, Holborn, and Finsbury
Divisions, in the hundred of Ossulton, to punctually observe and obey Her
Majesty's order (copy annexed) of 2 April, for the quartering of Her
Majesty's Foot Guards and the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards in the
several parishes mentioned in the said order, and further to provide sufficient
quarters and lodging for all soldiers " as shall come to the said high constables for
quarters in their march or otherwise." Also to return to this Court in writing a
list of the Christian and surnames of all innholders, victuallers, retailers of
brandy, and other distilled liquors, keepers of livery stables, and all other
persons liable by law to quarter soldiers, together with the streets and places
where such persons reside \vide Queen's order entered below]... ... p. 47

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to taking the oath, recognizances,
indictments, &:c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 49-51

The Queen's order concerning the Foot Guards : — " Our will and
pleasure is that the several companies of our First Regiment of Foot Guards
be disposed of in the quarters following, viz., in the parish of St. Margaret's,
Westminster, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, St. James' and Covent Garden. And
our Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, two companies in St. Anne's,
Westminster, two companies in St. Clement Danes and St. Mary, Savoy,
eight companies in St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Andrew, Holborn, and
two companies in St. Sepulchre's Without and Clerkenwell, where they are
to remain until further order. And the officers are to take care that the soldiers
behave themselves civilly and duly pay their landlords ; and all magistrates,
Justices of the Peace, constables, and other our officers whom it may concern,
are hereby required to be assisting unto them in providing quarters, impressing
carriages, and otherwise as there shall be occasion. Given at our Court at
St. James' this 2nd day of April, 1703, in the second year of our reign

By Her Majesty's command,

WlLLIAlNI BlATHWAYT.

To Henry, Earl of Romney, Colonel of the First Regiment of Foot Guards ;
and to John, Lord Cutts, Lieut.-General of the Forces, and Colonel of
the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, or to the officers-in-chief with
the said regiments." P- 52

List of persons taking the oath ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Order for certain Justices to enquire into and report upon the rules and
methods for assessing and rating the prices of all land carriage of goods to be
brought into the several inns in this county for the present year ... p. 54

Order for certain Justices to consider the rules and method for the better
regulating the allowances for maintaining and conveying vagrants through any
part of the county ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



258 Middlesex County Records.

Thomas Carney, convicted of unlawfully entering the house of the Right
Honourable George, Earl of Huntingdon, and assaulting Elizabeth Whiteing,
spinster, is fined 40 marks, and sentenced to hard labour in the House of
Correction for one year. He is also sentenced to the same punishment for
riot and assault ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 56

Order to reimburse Samuel Bonwick and Nathaniel Tarrant, late overseers
of the hamlet of Hammersmith, in the parish of Fulham, money expended by
them in the rehef of the poor ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 57

Order for an assessment to be made to raise money for the passing of
vagrants through the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore. [Schedule
annexed] ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 58

Like order for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth {see
also pp. 64, 65) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 61

Regulations as to the sale of salt ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

List of names under New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 63

Rate made to repay constables for their expenses, &c., in connection
with the punishment of vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 64

Order concerning rates for maintaining and passing vagrants. Sixpence
for maintaining a vagrant 24 hours ; dd. for conveying vagrants a mile by cart
or horse and carriage ; and for conveying vagrants by foot less than dd. per
mile according to the discretion of the Justices of the Peace ... ... p. 66

Order concerning the settlement of Daniel Darking and his wife. The
dispute is between the parishes of Sunbury and Littleton ... ... p. 67

Alphabetical Ust of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 68

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 70



SESSIONS BOOK 605-MAY, 1703.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 5-19

[Pages 20-24 blank.]

William Nicholas and Daniel Alworthy, of New Brentford, husbandmen,
are appointed constables of the said town in the room of Alexander Haynes
and William Stibbs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

Order as to the settlement of Rachel, widow of Henry Webster. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Dunstan's-in-the-East and St. Mary-le-
Savoy ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order on the petition of several of the inhabitants of the liberty of
Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents. The petition shows that
Richard Tanner and Gervaise Fielder, together with John Longland the



Sessiojis Book 605 — j\lay, 1703. 259

churchwarden, were appointed overseers of the poor, but that they refuse
to serve, and prays rehef from the inconveniences which consequently arise.
It appearing that they stand indicted for contempt, it is ordered that others
be nominated to serve as overseers for this year ... ... ... p. 26

Dismissal of the complaint of Mary, widow of Thomas Jerome, brick-
layer, of Hornsey Parish, against John Walbank, formerly of Finchley Parish,
journeyman bricklayer, who has removed to Hornsey, and has obtained a
license to sell beer and ale, to the great damage of the petitioner, who has
had a license to sell drink in that parish for 15 years ... ... ... p. 28

Order for a rate to be made in the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden,
and Ely Rents, St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, for reimbursing William Lovett,
former surveyor of the highways in the said liberty, the money expended by



him



p. 29



Order of Council, dated Council Chamber, at St. James's, May 4, 1703,
and addressed to the Duke of Bedford, requiring his Grace to give directions
for the capture of all " straggling seamen " ... ... ... ... p. 30

A letter, dated Southampton House, May 6, 1703, from the Duke of
Bedford to the Justices of the Peace, enclosing a copy of an Order of Council
as to the capture of straggling seamen ... ... ... ... ... p. 31

Order for a committee to ascertain what fees are taken by the clerks to
the Justices, and to settle what fees are fit to be allowed to be received by the
said clerks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order for a committee to take the affidavits of all persons concerned as
to their loss sustained and the damage done by the late great fire in St. John's
Parish, Wapping, and to report upon the same at the next Sessions ... p. 33

Order as to the settlement of Katherine, wife of Rowland, a

soldier. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and
St. Saviour's, Southwark ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order for a committee (named) to audit the accounts of Simon Harcourt,
esquire. Clerk of the Peace, and John Reynolds, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of
the Peace ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 35

It is referred to the same committee to audit the account of the " colt
money " received by the said Mr. Reynolds ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 36-42 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, appearances,
&c. pp. 43-45

[Pages 46-62 blank.]

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

Alphabetical lists of names headed Indictments, Calendar of Recog-
nizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 64-67

Memoranda as to constables for New Brentford, the appearance of David

Davis, &c. p. 68

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SESSIONS BOOK 606— JULY, 1703.

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

Memoranda of recognizances, &c. .. . ... ... ... PP- 3-13

[Pages 14-16 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, «S:c., of the parish of St. Anne, to raise
;;^8o for the repair of the highways ... ... ... ... ... P- 1 7

Order to Samuel Browne, high bailiff of Westminster, and to the various
petty constables, to make out, for each parish, a list of freeholders, &c., liable
for service on juries, to be sent in by the first day of the next Sessions... p. 19

Order discharging John Wynn, aged 14, from his apprenticehood with
Robert Clayton, shoemaker, of St. Margaret's ... ... ... ... p. 20

Order for raising ;^58 from the various parishes in the liberty of West-
minster, for the passing of vagrants under the Act of 11 & 12 William III.
The sum to be paid by each parish is set out ... ... ... ... p. 21

Order concerning the settlement of Eleanor Newton, widow, in the parish
of St. Anne's, Westminster ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 22

Order on the petition of William Hartley, a common soldier in Colonel
Montague's Foot Guards, under the command of the Earl of Romney. Sets
forth that he was billeted by a constable on Mr. Morson, or Mawson, " at the
sign of the King's Head, Albemarle Street, Pickadilly," a common ale house,
but was refused entertainment. Mawson did not appear, and as it was late
in the evening of the last day of the Sessions, Mr. Sargent Bonythorn, the
Chairman, put to the Justices the question of suppressing the license. Two
of the Justices — Joseph Offley and Thomas Crosse — dissented from the motion
and requested that their opinion against the suppression might be recorded,
but four being in favour of suppressing the license, order was made accordingly.

P- 23
[Pages 25-30 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, recognizances, &c. ... pp. 31, 32

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... P- 34

SESSIONS BOOK 607— JULY, 1703.
Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 5-28

Order for a rate to be made to reimburse Samuel Storey, one of the
surveyors of the highways of Hornsey, and for the repairs of the said high-
..ways ... .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Order as to the settlement of Katherine Rowland. The dispute is
between the parishes of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and St. Saviour's, Southwark.

P-30



Scssi07is Book ^o^-' July, 1703. 261

Order of reference as to the accounts of Robert Horton and Richard
Craine, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes ... ... p. 30

Whereas on the 13th of January last it was ordered that a certain road or
way from the east corner of the pound in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-
Helds, leading, through the respective parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
St. Mary le Bone, and St. Pancras, towards Tottenham Court, so far as there
are houses built and adjoining on both sides of the way, should be paved with
stone on both sides of the way ; and whereas on the 5th of April last, the time
for paving the said way was enlarged until the 24th of August : now, upon the
information that the work is not yet begun, it is ordered that the surveyors and
some of the inhabitants of the said parishes shall attend on the 15th instant,
and show cause why the said road should not be sufficiently paved with stone.

P- 31

Order for Thomas Hearne, Paul Griffin, and four others (named), former
constables of St. i\nn's Parish, within the liberty of Westminster, to attend the
Court on the 15th instant, to show cause why they have not collected the full
sums rated and charged in their several parishes for passing vagrants ... p. 32

Order as to the settlement of Alice, wife of John Nelson. The dispute
is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, and the
hamlet of Wapping, Stepney ... ... ... .. ... ... p. 33

Order for examination and equal assessment of the rate made for the
relief of the poor of Hatton Garden, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn.

P- 33

Order of reference as to the petition of Daniel Dyer, of the hamlet of
Wapping, Stepney, victualler, which shows that he is over-rated towards the
relief of the poor in the said hamlet ... ... ... ... ... p. 35

Order of reference as to the examination of the accounts of Robert
Horton and Richard Craine, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes.
\Supra,^.lo\ p. 36

Henry Hankin, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, innholder, is relieved
on his appeal against his being over-rated for the poor in the said parish p. 37

Order for the inspection of the accounts of John Longland, churchwarden,
and Richard Atkins and Anthony Goodwin, overseers of the poor, for the
liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, in St. Andrew's Parish,
Holborn ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Martha V\'itham, daughter of Sarah, wife of
Thomas Cowlidge, of Colchester, in the county of Essex, apprenticed to Mary
Branch, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, spinster, " to learn the art of
good housewifery " . . ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Order for Ann Marlton, of St. Mary's Parish, Whitechapel, widow, to be
excused from paying towards the relief of the poor of the said parish for this
year. The said Ann's husband was a mariner, and died in the wars 20 years
previous ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Richard Cole, Martha, his wife, and Richard
and Mary, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Allhallows,
Steyning, and the liberty of Norton Folgate ... ... ... ... P- 39



262 Middlesex County Records.

Order adjudging Thomas Moore (a lodger in the house of Mr. Amy, in
Mile End), gentleman, to be the father of Elizabeth Thompson's male child,
who was born in St. Mary's Parish, Whitechapel ... ... ... p. 4°

Order as to the settlement of William Warren, Ann, his wife, and Charles
and John, his children. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles',
Cripplegate, and St. Ann's, Westminster ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for discharging Johanna, daughter of Robert Jackson, apprenticed
to Frances and Elizabeth Farrand, formerly of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields, mantua and children's coat makers ... ... ... ... ibid.

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c. pp. 45-4S

" The names of those who took the oaths of fidelity, &c., and the
abjuration oath also " (39 names in all) ... ... ... ... ... P- 49

"Those who took the abjuration oath only, without certificates" (12
names) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• .•• P- 5°

Order as to the settlement of Mary Seamore. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise
Whitechapel P- 51

Order concerning the payment of moneys assessed and charged on the
parish of St. Ann's, Westminster, for the passing of vagrants, &c. ... p. 5 2

Order as to the settlement of Jane, the daughter of Hugh and Judith
Trever. The dispute is between the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden,
and the precincts of the Savoy ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 55

Order as to the settlement of Mary Broadgate, widow. The dispute
is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Clement
Danes P- 5^

Order for the discharge of Thomas, son of John Colledge, late of
Woodeaton, in the county of Oxford, weaver, apprenticed to ^\'illiam Heart, of
St. Martin's-in-the- Fields, pavior... ... ... ... ... ... p. 57

Order for returns to be made of persons qualified to serve on juries, p. 58

[Pages 60-64 blank.]

List of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction." p. 65

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

Miscellaneous memoranda [?] ... ... ... ... PP- 71-74



Sessions Book 609 — October, 1703. 263

SESSIONS BOOK 608— SEPTEMBER, 1703.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances, &c ... ... pp. 5-37

[Pages 3S-40 blank,]

Order to the constables, &c., in the various parishes concerning the
setting of the watch too late and withdrawing it too early in the morning ;
also concerning ladders being left unsecured by carpenters and builders, p. 41

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Mary's, Islington, to make a rate
to reimburse William Graves, Gilbert Edwards, and Robert Moore, surveyors
of the highways, money they had expended ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of Finchley, to make and collect a rate
for the repair of the highways ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Order discharging Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Davis,
[apprenticed] to Jeremiah Gasnett, watchmaker, of HoUoway, in the parish of
St. Mary, Islington, from her apprenticehood, on the ground that he had
misused her, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Ordered that certain of the Justices are to go to the gaol at Newgate to
inquire what grievances the prisoners there have by the connivance of the
keeper and under-keeper, and to further inquire into the payment of garnish
money, and to report at the next Sessions ... ... ... ... p. 45

[Pages 46-52 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, recognizances, &c. pp. 53-55

List of names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of
Correction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 57

[Pages 58-71 blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 72-75

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 76



SESSIONS BOOK 609-OCTOBER, 1703.

Jury panel

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ...

[Pages 22-29 blank.]
Memoranda relating to committals, fines, recognizances ...
Alphabetical list of indictments





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264 Middlesex County Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 610— OCTOBER, 1703.

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

Memoranda of recognizances, &c. .., ... ... ... pp. 7-28

A complaint from some of the officers of the parish of St. Leonard's,
Shoreditch, that, contrary to the custom of the parish, the constable, William
Steed, had chosen John Ives to be one of the headboroughs for the remainder
of the year, in the place of Benjamin Thatcher who had left the liberty. The
Court however dismissed the complaint, and confirmed the appointment of
John Ives... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah and Mary Mitchell, infants, in
the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fi elds ... ... ... ... ... p. 30

Order for William Salt, of Whitecross Street, St. Giles, to serve the office
of headborough there ; his plea, that he was not of sufficient ability to serve,
being dismissed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3 1

Order discharging Alexander Batde, of Shepperton, from holding the
office of constable there any longer. He had served for over two years, and
no court leet had been held at which a new constable could be appointed.
The Court appoints Edward Hale to the office... ... ... ... p. 32

Andrew Piries, of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, complains to the Court that he
is over-rated by 20/- to the relief of the poor for the dwelling-house, glass-
house, and premises which he rents. The Court orders the abatement of
this 20/- ibid,

A similar order abating 1/6 a quarter in the rates paid by Robert Burd, of
the Uberty of Hatton Garden, Saffron Hill, and Ely Rents ... ... p. 33

Order concerning the settlement of Jane Miles, spinster, in the parish of
Rackton {sic), Sussex ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Bradley in the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 35

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Winckle in the parish of
St. Michael, Bassishaw ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p.. 36

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. ... ... pp. 37-40

List of those who took the oaths this Sessions, 16 names. Two of those
named took the abjuration oath only, one was a doctor of divinity and one a
dissenting minister ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order for a pension of 40/- yearly from the maimed soldiers' and sailors'
fund, to be granted to John Andrews, who was boatswain of the " Holmes "
fireship in 1678 and 1679; i" ^ fight with "an Algerine man-of-war, [he]
had his right arm broke and sprung and strained his back " jx 43



Sessio/is Book 6ii — December, 1703. 265

Order for certain of the Justices to view and inspect the defects in the
House of Correction at Clerkenwell, and to report at the next Sessions what
repairs are necessary, and give an estimate of the cost ... ... ... p. 44

Order confirming the report of the Justices who had been appointed to
inspect the accounts of Robert Horton and Richard Craine, overseers of the
parish of St. Clement Danes for the year 1701. Richard Craine is to pay to
the present overseers ^25 2s. j^d., and they are to pay ^12 os. ^\d. to
Robert Horton ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... i/>id.

Report of certain Justices who had been appointed to examine the
petition of George Hughes, late churchwarden of St. Anne's, Westminster,
to be reimbursed the money he had paid to the high constable of Westminster,
on account of passing vagrants, &c. ; the Court confirms the report, and
states that all the late constables ought to be indicted for contempt and
neglect ; the present constables are to collect the moneys as yet unpaid.
Particulars follow, respecting what had been collected from each ward.

pp. 46-49

Order for erecting cottages on Twickenham Common. This is crossed
out, and the following entered in the margin :— " This order is entered over
again, the following order" ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 50

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Twickenham, at the
cost of the parish, and with the consent of Charles, Duke of Somerset, and
Elizabeth, his Duchess, the lord and lady of the manor of Isleworth Syon,
to build fit and convenient dwelling houses for the use of the impotent poor
of the i)arish, upon a piece of waste or common ground containing about an
acre, called the Lower Common, abutting eastwards upon the ground of

Stanley, widow, westwards upon the common, southwards upon a

road or cartway leading to the gravel pits, and northwards upon a field
called Old Field, "a road or cartway lying between" ... ... pp. 51, 52

[Pages 53-65 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 66, 67

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 68, 69

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 70



SESSIONS BOOK 611— DECEMBER, 1703.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, Szc. pp. 5-34

[Pages 35-38 blank.]

Order as to the settlement of Edward Smyth. The dispute is between
Spittlefields Hamlet and the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise White-
chapel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 39

Order as to the settlement of Katherine, wife of William Butler. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. George's,
Southwark ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40



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Order as to the settlement of Sarah Nuemire and her two children, John
and John Henry. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes
and St. Mary-le-Savo)" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4 1

Order concerning the repairs at Hicks Hall, New Prison, and Bridewell.

p. 42

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Sheppard, widow. The dispute
is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and the hamlet of Wapping,
Stepney ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Joseph Lee, apprenticed to Luke Delahoy, of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, barber and periwig maker ... ... ... p. 43



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