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Order as to the examination of the accounts relating to vagrants... p. 44

Order for George London, gardener, to pay Alexander Henry and
William Saunders, labourers, the money he owes them for work done by
them in the gardens of his late Majesty, King William HI, at Hampton Court.

P-45
[Pages 47-60 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictment.s, &c. ... ... pp. 61, 62

[Pages 63, 64, 66, 67 blank.]

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

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments. pp. 68-72



SESSIONS BOOK 612-JANUARY, 1704.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, (Src. ... pp. 3 - 16

[Pages 17-22 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. James', Westminster, to raise
^120, by rate, for the repair of the highways ... ... ... pp. 23, 24

Order for the high and petty constables in the liberty to apprehend
vagabonds, sturdy beggars, and other disorderly persons, pretending to be
indigent, lame, decrepit, &c., who shall be found begging and misbehaving
themselves, and to bring them before the Justices ... ... ... p. 25

Report made b)- certain of the Justices, who had been appointed for the
purpose, that they had surveyed a new street in the parish of St. James's,
called Little Silver Street, leading from a certain new street called Broad
Street, to King Street, being the way to a certain new chapel in the said
parish, called King Street Chapel, and that there is a new way called the
Little Way, part of the said new street called Little Silver Street, leading
to Broad Street. These streets have houses and buildings on both sides of
the way for 160 yards in length ; the north side of Little Silver Street and the
west side of the Little \\'ay are already partly paved with stone, but the rest



Sessions Book 613 — -January, 1704, 267

of Little Silver Street and Little Way are almost impassable, and the Justices
recommend paving them with stone from the front of every house where there
is no paving. The Court adopts the report and orders the work to be done
by the 15th of April next... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 25-27

Order appointing Joseph Offley, esquire, chairman of the Court for the
next half year. A new chairman is, in future, to be appointed each half year.

p. 27
[Page 29 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. ... ... ^pp. 30, 31

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]

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

SESSIONS BOOK 613 -JANUARY, 1704.

Jury panel p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. pp. 5-22

[Pages 23-34, 37, 38 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, commit-
ments, &c. PP- 35> 36

List of 16 names, headed "Persons [who] took the oaths this Sessions."

P-39

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, widow of John Hobbs. The

said John was, before his marriage, a servant to Parish, a higler,

of Cranfield Parish, with whom he lived for a year. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and Cranfield ... ... ... p. 41

Mary Banfield, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, widow, is to be allowed
3^. in the ;£ off the poor rate, she having shown she is over-rated to that
amount ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, wife of John Sheppard. The
dispute is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and the hamlet of
Wapping, Stepney . . ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4

Order for an abatement in the poor rate to be made to Anne Colman,
of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, for the liberty-above- Bars, widow ... p. 44

Order that Walter Lestock, of Limehouse Hamlet, a poor blind and
disabled mariner, receive 40/- from the fund for maimed soldiers, &c. p. 45

Order as to the settlement of John Clements, Elizabeth, his wife, and
Charles, their child. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Katherine's,
near the Tower, and Putney ... ... ... ... ... ... ilnd.

Order for the high and petty constables of Westminster Liberty to attend
the Court on Thursday, the 2nd of March ... ... ... ... p. 46



2 68 Middlesex Cotuity Records.

Order of reference on the petition of Thomas Howcraft, who was
adjudged to be the father of Mary Powell's male child... ... ... p. 47

[Pages 49-60, 62, 63 blank.]

Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction." p. 6r

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments pp. 64-67

SESSIONS BOOK 614— MARCH, 1704.

Juty panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5

[Page 6 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 7-26

[Pages 27-46 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c.

pp. 47> 4S
[Pages 49, 50 blank.]

Petition of Justices showing that Francis Sterry, William Gilbert, and
Richard Hunt were indicted for unlawfully breaking into the house of
Catherine Clark at two o'clock in the morning. It appears that the said
Sterry is a lieutenant in the Welsh Fusiliers, commanded by Major-General
Ingoldsby, and upon pretence of having enlisted William Hall, junior, the
only child of A\^illiam Hall, a gentleman of above ;!^5oo a year, he had in a
riotous manner unlawfully entered the house aforesaid, upon the pretence of
a warrant to seize the said William Hall, junior. It further appears that
Sterry was well acquainted with William Hall, junior, and the enlisting was
the giving him a shilling after they had been drinking together in a
tavern. It is prayed that the said William Hall, junior, be discharged from
his enlistment ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

Order to certain Justices to audit the accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire,
treasurer of the money collected for building and repairing public bridges.

P- 52

Order for certain Justices to inspect and report upon the repairs lately
done to the New Prison and House of Correction, and to examine the bills
for the said work and see if they are just and reasonable ... ... p. 53

Order to deprive Thomas Ayrey of the office of headborough of the
parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, upon proof that he is unfit and incapable of
serving the said office, being an alehouse keeper in the said parish ... p. 54

[Pages 56-64 blank.]

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

pp. 65, 66
[Page 67 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 6S-71



Sessions Book 6i6 — April, 1704. 269

Benjamin Sweet, paymaster to Her Majesty's forces in Holland, appeared
in Court and produced the certificate of his receiving the Lord's Supper, and
offered to take the oaths of allegiance and abjuration, but it not being a
Quarter Sessions, the Court could not tender him the said oaths ... p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 615— APRIL, 1704.

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

Writ ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 3-15

[Pages 16-19 blank.]

Order to pay ^10 to the high constable of the city and liberty of West-
minster for the passing of vagrants ... ... ... ... ... p. 20

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Paine, widow, and her five
children, Jane, Mary, Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Anna Maria. The dispute is
between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Bride's, London.

p. 20

Order for the discharge of John Watson, a prisoner for debt in the Gate-
house at the suit of John Buckmaster, upon proof that he owes altogether
less than ^100, and has enUsted in the regiment of Colonel Thomas
Handaside ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 22

Order for the collectors of St. Clement Danes to render an account of
all moneys in their hands... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 24

Order for an assessment to be made for repairing the highways of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 25-27

[Page 28 blank.]

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

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, &c.... ... p. 30

[Pages 31, 32 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

SESSIONS BOOK 616— APRIL, 1704.

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

Orders appointing treasurers for the maimed soldiers' funds : — Richard (?)
Milner, esquire, for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, in place
of Colonel John Bond ; Richard Morgan, esquire, of Littleton, for the hundreds
of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, in place of John Bateman ... p. 6

Orders appointing treasurers of the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and
Hospitals : — William Gunton [Gunson ?] continued for Ossulston, Edmonton,
and Gore ; Henry Kendar, of New Brentford, appointed for Elthorne, Spel-
thorne, and Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



270 Middlesex Coiuity Records.

Rates of wages and assize of bread to remain as last year ... p. 6

Memoranda relating to indictments and recognizances, &c. pp. 7-25

[Page 26 blank.]
List of prisoners, &c. ... ... ... ... ... pp. 27, 28

[Pages 29, 30 blank.]

Order for raising ;^4oo in the county for carrying out the provisions of
the Vagrancy Act of William III. The amounts to be contributed by each
parish are set out... ... ... ... ... ... ... PP- 31-37

Order for regulating and paving the Haymarket, as in previous years.
John Tully continued as treasurer, and Edward Lawrence continued as collector;
certain Justices are to audit the accounts for the last year ... ... p. 39

The treasurer's accounts allowed and confirmed ... ... ... p. 41

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth and Mary Pufford, in the
parish of St. Clement Danes ... ... ••• ... ... ... p. 42

Adjournment of question concerning the settlement of Margaret Filp to
the next Sessions . . . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

The appeal of John Kinch against his nomination to serve as overseer
of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, as he had,
eight and a half years ago, paid to the churchwardens, &c., ;^i6 to be exempt
from such service, was adjourned to the next Quarter Sessions ... p. 43

Order concerning the settlement of William Greenaway and his children,
Katherine and Ann, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields ... p. 44

Order appointing Peirce Welsh, mariner, of St. John's, ^^'apping, a
pension, out of the Maimed Soldiers' Fund, of 40/- a year. He had served as
second lieutenant in H.M.'s ship "Salisbury," and on 10 April, 1703, in
an engagement with the Dunkirk squadron, " had his jaw broke by a musket
shot, and lost part of his tongue " : he was also wounded above the right
ankle, which disabled him ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order discharging Edward Baldwin, of the parish of Hackney, from serving
as overseer, as he is over 70 years of age and much afflicted. He came to
reside in the parish about three years since, for the benefit of the air. ibid.

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Clark, a supposed bastard,
in the parish of Wapping, Stepney ... ... ... ... , . p. 47

Order for discharging William Thatcher, of Hornsey, from serving as
constable. About 10 years previously he had paid ^12 \os. od. to be excused
from all parochial offices, and had given a piece of plate to the parish worth ^^5.
Humphrey Turner, yeoman, is appointed in his place ... ... ... p. 49

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Shadd and her daughters,
Elizabeth and Catherine, in St. Clement Danes' Parish. The dispute is
between the parishes of St. Leonard'.s, Shoreditch and St. Clement's ... p. 50



Scssio/is Book oi6 — April, 1704. 271

The appeal of Margaret Belfield, of the parish of St. Clement Danes,
against being rated for the relief of the poor, is dismissed. She states that her
late husband, Thomas, was the clerk of Clare Market, and that he rented of
the Duke of Newcastle the stalls in the market which are set and placed out
three days a week for selling provisions ; and that when the market is over the
stalls are removed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5 1

Order discharging John Cure from his apprenticehood with Richard
Whitchurch, tailor, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, on payment
of ^5 from Whitchurch to Thomas Batt, father-in-law of John Cure. Whit-
church states that Cure " hath lately assaulted and thrown Samuel Moore,,
another apprentice, out of a garret window into a court ; that Moore was very
much bruised and injured, and his life was despaired of, for which Cure is
indicted in this Court. Further, it is stated that Cure has been guilty of
many other misbehaviours to his master and his family, being of a morose
ill temper, feigning himself mad upon the least disgust taken, to cover his
mischievous intention " ; and that Whitchurch having a family of several small
children and servants, who are afraid, and in danger of their lives, he cannot
have him again in his house ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Thompson, in the parish
of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's,
Westminster, and St. Giles' ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Order concerning the settlement of Mary, wife of Frederick Mashworth,
and their children, Edward and Elizabeth, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's and St. Giles'.

P- 55

Report of the Justices who had been appointed to audit the accounts of
Henry Hawley, treasurer of the bridge money. It is stated that £^\\ \os. ^d.
remains due to William Sanders and Francis Brown, carpenters, for their
work in repairing Chertsey Bridge, and they draw attention to a great charge
which "will accrue by the late wet summer and great floods this spring."
The Court confirmed the report, and ordered Mr. Hawley to get an estimate
of the decays and defects of the public bridges, and the cost of repairing
them with timber, gravel, &c., and to report to the next Quarter Sessions.

p. 58

Memoranda respecting committals, fines, &c. ... ... PP- S9-63

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Hornsey to make a
rate for the repair of the highways and repayment of between ^60 and ^£70
to Peter Eyre and John Bayes, surveyors ... ... ... ... p. 65

[Pages 67, 68 blank.]

Names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction.

pp. 69, 70

Indenture of apprenticehood of George Kent, son of George Kent, of
Ratcliffe, in the parish of Stepney, with Thomas Bateman, bricklayer, of
the same parish. 28 February, 1704 ... ... ... ... ... p. 70

Names of certain persons who took the oath of allegiance, apparently,
including one Dr. Newton, and James [?] Watson, a dissenting minister, of
Harrow — 28 names in all ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 71



2/2 Middlesex County Records.

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 72

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 74, 75

A list of names of certain captains and lieutenants — 28 in all, with
names of the colonels under whom they are serving — dated 30 May, 1704.
The first reads : " Captain James Lavally, in Colonel Hayman Rook's Regi-
ment, produced (?) a copy of the Queen's sign manual" ... ... p. 76

SESSIONS BOOK 617— MAY, 1704.
Jury panel p. 3

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

Upon the petition of the poor widows in the almshouses in the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, showing that their payments have been of late
neglected, it is ordered that the churchwardens and overseers of the poor do
account to certain Justices for all moneys by them received and paid for the
relief of the poor during the past year ... ... ... ... ... p. 27

Order for John Robinson to take upon himself the office of headborough
for the liberty of East Smithfield, in the parish of St. Buttolph Without
Aldgate, and for John Begerley to be discharged ; he having been appointed
by the said Robinson to serve in that office, contrary to the custom of the court
leet of the manor of the said liberty ... ... ... ... ... p. 28

Appointment of Henry Cox, " a substantial householder," in the liberty
of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn,
as overseer of the poor, in the room of John Kinch, who had appealed to be
excused from serving the said office ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

Order as to the settlement of Margaret, widow of William Filp. The
dispute is between the parishes of Stanwell and Hillingdon ... ... ibid.

Order that Rathnall Ransum and John Bentley be discharged from
serving the offices of constable and headborough of Harrow Weald, in the
parish of Harrow, and that Thomas Hunt and William Woods, of the same
parish, yeomen, be appointed in their place ... ... ... ... p. 30

Order for John Reynolds, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, to pay
to Paul Cowley, senior, the money due to him for carpenters' work and
materials bestowed in and about the New Prison and House of Correction,
to repair the damage done to the said prisons " by the late dreadful storm."

P-3I

Whereas by previous orders it was decided that a certain road or way
from the east corner of the pound in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
leading through the said parish and the parishes of St. Marylebone and
St. Pancras towards Tottenham Court \inde Sessions Book No. 607, p. 31],
should be paved, and whereas an extension of time had been granted for the
doing of the said work ; now upon information that the churchwardens and
others have met and viewed the said road, and have agreed to have the same

paved, from the corner of the wall belonging to the house of Turner,

widow, by the upper cesspool in the said road, to the house of Redman,



Sessions Book 6i8 — -J^ify, 1704. 273

near St. Giles' Pound, at the equal charges of both the said parishes " being
so far as both parishes join together," and that the rest and other part of the
said road or way from the said house in the occupation of the said — '—
Redman to St. Giles' Pound aforesaid should be paved at the sole charge of
the said parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and that the said road be paved the
whole length thereof," 30 feet in breadth, the same is to be levelled and made
fit for paving by both parishes. Ordered accordingly ... ... ... p. 3 1

Order for Benjamin Tillard, of the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, to be
discharged from serving as headborough of the said parish, and for the
appointment to that office of John Garrett, of the said parish, yeoman... p. 33

[Pages 34-36 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, appearances, &c.

PP- 37, 38
[Pages 39-62 blank.]

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

[Pages 64, 65 blank.]
Alphabetical list of names headed Calendar of recognizances, pp. 66-68

SESSIONS BOOK 618— JULY, 1704.

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

^Vrit p. 3

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &:c. ... ... pp. 4-15

[Pages 16-18 blank.]

Joseph Offley, esquire, chosen chairman of the Quarter Sessions... p. 19

Order to discharge George Broadrope from his apprenticeship to Peter
Grigg, of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, shoemaker ... ... ibid.

Order to discharge Hannah Bellamy from her apprenticeship to Sarah
Simpson, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, seamstress ... p. 20

Order for an assessment to be made for raising ;^i2o for the repair of the
highways of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster; out of the said ;^i2o, so
raised, 880 yards of the highways are to be amended with pavior's work in
rough paving, viz., 871 yards of rough paving at the east and west end of the
parish church of St. Anne, and 9 yards at the north side of the said church.

p. 21
[Pages 23-29 blank.]

List [eight names] of those taking the oath ... ... ... p. 30

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, acquittals, &c. p. 31

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]

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



2 74 Middlesex County Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 619— JULY, 1704.

Jury panel p. 3

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 5-28

[Pages 29-32 blank.]

Order to discharge John Leonard from the office of overseer of the parish
of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and for certain Justices to examine his accounts.

P-33

Order for the churchwardens, overseers, surveyors, and scavengers of the
parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to produce their books for inspection. p. 35

Order for an assessment to be made for the relief of the poor in the
parish of St. Martin's-in-the- Fields ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Upon the petition of several of the inhabitants of the liberty of Saffron
Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, showing that they are assessed for poor
rate much more highly this year than last, it is ordered that certain Justices
enquire into the matter and report thereon ... ... ... ... p. 37

Order concerning the settlement of Walter Buncer, Margaret, his wife,
and Margaret, Mary, and Sarah, their children. The dispute is between the
parishes of Harrow and Willesden ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

Order concerning the settlement of Rebecca Cresswell, widow, and her
two children, John and Rebecca. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Botolph Without Aldgate, and St. Botolph, Aldgate ... ... p. 39

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Mackdanniell, widow, and her
two children, James and Alice. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Katherine's, near the Tower, and St. Paul's, Shadwell ... ... ibid.

Order for a rate to be levied for the repair of the highways of the parish
of St. Mary, Islington ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order to discharge John Kinch from the office of overseer of the liberty
of Saffron Hill, upon proof that he has paid a fine of ^16 for the relief of the
poor, in order to be exempted from serving the .said office ... ... p. 42

Order for certain Justices to examine into and report upon the amount
assessed for poor rate in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, made upon the
petition of several inhabitants showing that it is unequal and partial ... p. 43

Order to Richard Milner, esquire, treasurer of the moneys raised for the
relief of the maimed soldiers, to pay ;!^84 c^s. od. to Mr. Reynolds, treasurer
of this county, or to Mr. Wainwright, crier and housekeeper at Hicks Hall,
to be applied to the payment and discharge of the workmen's bills for the
repair of Hicks Hall, New Prison, and the House of Correction, occasioned
by the late dreadful storm ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order to John Tully, esquire, treasurer of the moneys arising by the tolls
and profits of the Haymarket, to pay to Henry Hawley, esquire, the sum of
y^2o, to be applied to the repairing of Brentford and Chertsey Bridges, p. 46



Sessions Book 620 — September, 1704. 275

Similar order to pay ^13 to Mr. Wainwright, housekeeper at Hicks Flail,
towards the payment of the bills for the repair of Hicks Hall, New Prison, and
the House of Correction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Certificate proving that Francis Templeman, of the hamlet of Hammer-
smith, maltster, had, on July the loth instant, paid the sum of ^^-^2 duty on
160 quarters of malt, which said malt had been utterly destroyed by a sudden
and dreadful fire which happened in the house and malthouse of the said
Francis Templeman on April the 4th last ... ... ... ... p. 47

It is ordered that Elizabeth Staines, wife of John Staines, of New
Brentford, coachman, indicted for an assault upon John Howard, to which
she pleads guilty, is to make a submissive and public acknowledgment of her
said offence in the open market at Brentford, where she gave the abuse to the
said Mr. Howard, and to ask his pardon there, which Mr. Howard is willing
to accept, in regard to the poverty of John Staines, the husband of the said
Elizabeth ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

Order for Sarah Hobbs, convicted of conspiracy and misdemeanour, to
be fined 6/8, and to be stripped naked from the middle upwards and publicly
whipped at a cart-tail round Leicester Square, in the liberty of Westminster ;
she is remanded to Newgate until she undergo the said punishment and pay
her fee of 15/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order to reimburse the late overseers of the liberty of Saffron Hill money
expended by them during their office ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order to the constables to make a return of all the names of freeholders
and others liable to serve as jurors ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

Order to certain Justices to inspect and pass the accounts of the church-
warden and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, and the liberty of
Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Rents ... ... ... ... p. 52

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, taking



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