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the oath, &:c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

[Pages 55-58 blank.]

List of names under the headings New Prison and House of Correction.

P- 59
[Pages 60, 61 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 62-65

Memoranda as to prisoners for debt ... ... ... ... p. 66

SESSIONS BOOK 620- SEPTEMBER, 1704.
Jury panel p. 5

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals ... pp. 7-42

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

A congratulatory address from the Justices and Grand Jury to the Queen,
dated 4 September, 1704, upon the " glorious and entire victory " obtained by
her Majesty's forces under the command of the Duke of Marlborough, p. 45

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2/6 Middlesex Cotinty Records.

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Parke. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Pancras and St. Clement Danes p. 46

Order for the discharge of Thomas Marsden, apprenticed to John Cole,
of St. James' Parish, within the liberty of Westminster, cabinet maker... ibia.

Order for the more strict keeping of the watch within the various parishes
until Lady Day next; the same are to be set and continued from 9 p.m.
until 6 A.M. ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• ••• P- 47

[Pages 49-53 blank.]

Order for Edward Elderton and James Huggett, of the hamlet of
Stratford-le-Bow and Old Ford, landowners, to attend, and show cause why
they refuse to pay the poor rate ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 54

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, &c. ... ... pp. 55-57

[Pages 58-61 blank.]

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

pp. 62, 63

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... .•■ pp. 64-67



SESSIONS BOOK 621— OCTOBER, 1704.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda — writ, indictments, notes of appearances,
acquittals, &c ... pp. 2-13

[Pages 14-17 blank.]

Order for Richard Rider, J. P., to pay Samuel Browne, gentleman, high
constable of the city and liberty of Westminster, money disbursed by him in
passing vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 18

Order to William Taylor, gentleman, keeper of the Gatehouse Prison, to
discharge John Cressett, esquire, a prisoner for debt. William Eason is the
creditor. The said Cressett has procured John Williams to be listed by
Captain Francis Alexander in Colonel William Evans' Regiment of Foot.

ibid,
[Pages 21-26 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the taking of oaths, recognizances,
indictments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 27, 28

[Pages 29, 30 blank.]
Alphabetical list of names headed indictments ... ... ... p. 31

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]



Sessions Book 622 — October, 1704. 277

SESSIONS BOOK 622~OCTOBER, 1704.

Jury panel p. 5

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 7-27

[Pages 28-36 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. pp. 37-40

Order as to the settlement of Mary, wife of Robert Gear, and her two
children, Thomas and Edward. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Andrew, Holborn, and St. Clement Danes ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order for rehearing the appeal concerning the settlement of Mary Gear
and her two children ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

The appeal of the parish of St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of
Mary Gear and her two children, is dismissed ... ... ... ... Pt 43

The appeal of the parish of Battersea as to the settlement of Katherine
and Anne, two children of William Greenaway, and Anne, his late wife,
is dismissed ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order as to the settlement of Phcebe, Deborah, Hannah, and James, the
children of John Grimes. The dispute is between the hamlets of Spittlefields
and Mile End New Town ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Anne, EHzabeth, and Christopher, the
children of Peter Eagle, deceased. The dispute is between Bethnal Green
Hamlet and the borough of Longport, in the parish of St. Paul's near the city
of Canterbury ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order for the discharge of Mary Mills, apprenticed to Hannah Waller,
"now called Hannah Conner," of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
"slopseller" p. 47

Order as to the settlement of John, son of Valentine Tarrant. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and St. George the
Martyr, county of Surrey ... ... ... ... ... ... . • • P- 4^

Order as to the settlement of Anne, Hannah, John, and William, children
of John Blackburne, and Eleanor, his wife, deceased. The dispute is
between the parishes of Ealing and Ludford, county Hereford ... p. 49

John Prendergast, a prisoner for debt, in Newgate, at the suit of Monica
Doe, and who has applied to have the benefit of the Act for the Discharge of
Insolvent Debtors, is adjudged not relievable, it appearing that he "stands
charged and indebted in more than the sum of ^100 to the said Monica."
Order that he be remanded to Newgate... ... ... ... ... p. 5^

Richard Girling, a prisoner in Newgate, who was taken by Richard Best,
sheriff's officer, by virtue of a warrant of the Honourable Robert Tracey, J. P.,



278 Middlesex County Recoi'ds.

for making his escape out of the Fleet Prison, where he stands charged at the suit
of Isabella Suckling for ^[^12^ upon bond, prays to have the benefit of the Act
for the Discharge of Insolvent Debtors. It appears that the said Richard " was
not a prisoner in actual custody in the said prison of the Fleet," according
to the- true intent and meaning of the said Act, and the Court therefore
declares he is not relievable and ought not to be discharged. Order that
he be remanded to Newgate ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5 1

Order that the pension of 40/- yearly, paid to Peirce Walsh, of St. John's
Parish, Wapping, mariner, be augmented to ;^3 ... ... ... ibid.

Order for respiting and adjourning until next Sessions, the appeal of
Robert Bell, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, who has been adjudged
the father of Anne Thompson's male child, lately born in the hamlet of
Wapping, Stepney... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

[Pages 53-62, 64-66 blank.]

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

• List of names headed " Prisoners for debt " ... ... ... p. 67

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments, and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 68-70

Memoranda : —

" Captain Dougall Campbell, of Colonel George Mackartney's regiment,
produced a coppy of the Queen's signe manuall dated 12 Ma."

Robert Ellis petitioned for a pension ; his petition dismissed. Colt
money, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 72



SESSIONS BOOK 623— DECEMBER, 1704.

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

[Page 4 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals ... ... ... PP- 5-30

Order concerning the settlement of Anne, the pretended wife of Andrew
Williams, and her two children. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Sepulchre's and St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate ... ... ... p. 31

Order for William Burdett, convicted of wilful perjury, to pa)' a fine of
12^., and to be put upon the pillory three several days; one day before the
great gates of Hicks Hall in St. John Street, another day in the most
convenient place in the public street near Temple Bar, and another day near
Charing Cross, for the space of one hour each da)-, with a paper writing
placed over his head describing his offence ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order for the churchwardens of Hendon to jjermit the churchwardens of
Aldenham, in the county of Hertford, to inspect their parish books in order to
determine the settlement of Mary Wawford, alias W^aller, widow of Ezekiel
\\^awford, and licr four children ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



Sessiofis Book 625 — January, 1705. 279

Order for the treasurer of the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals
for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to reimburse the petty
constables money expended by them ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

[Pages 35-52 blank.]
Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, &c pp. 53, 54

[Pages 55-66 blank,]

Lists of names headed New Prison and House of Correction ... p. 67

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 68-71

Miscellaneous memoranda as to relieving a prisoner, and reimbursement
for passing vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 7 2

SESSIONS BOOK 624— JANUARY, 1705.

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

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

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 3-16

[Page 17 blank.]

Order to raise ;^i2o to repair the highways of St. James', Westminster.

p. 18

Order to audit the accounts for 1702 of the overseers of the parish of
St. Anne's, Westminster ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 19

Order that Joseph Offley, esquire, be chosen chairman of the Sessions.

p. 20
[Pages 22-32 blank.]

Lists of persons taking the oath ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... p. 34

[Pages 35, 36 blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

[Pages 38, 39 blank.]

SESSIONS BOOK 625— JANUARY, 1705.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances and indictments ... pp. 5-22

Copy of an Order in Council, dated St. James', 2 January, 1704-5, to
the Justices to assist in the work of raising the recruits required for carrying
TDn'the war. The account of their proceedings and the number and names
of recruits to be returned by 15 February ... ... ... ... p. 23

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton
Garden, and Ely Rents, to make a rate for the reUef of the poor ... p. 41



2So Middlesex County Records.

A complaint had been made to the Court by certain inhabitants of the
parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, of the inequaUty of the rates, and complaining
that there are 200 inhabitants, renting houses at from ^^5 to ^30 per annum,
who are not rated, and an appeal had been made for a new rate. The matter
had been referred to certain of the Justices for investigation, but they had
" been for the most part out of town ever since," and so had not met. The
Court enlarges the committee of reference, and gives instructions to report
at the next Court of Quarter Sessions ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the liberty of Norton Folgate to
make a rate to reimburse John Lambert and Edward Rowley, overseers,
^20 AfS. id. due to them, as " being tradesmen they have occasion for their
money" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 27

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah, the pretended wife of John
Marshall Deane, in the parish of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. The dispute is
between Christ Church, Surrey, and St. Paul's, Covent Garden ... p. 29

Order discharging Thomas Puckle from serving as a headborough of the
liberty of Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, as " ' he is very
aged and infirm in body, and ought not to be chosen " ... ... p. 30

The order of certain Justices concerning the settlement of Mary Wa[w]ford,
otherwise Waller, widow, with her children, Philip, Mary, and John, in
Aldenham, was quashed by the Court. The dispute is between the parishes
of Aldenham (Herts) and Hendon ... ... ... . ... p. 31

Order concerning the settlement of Nicholas Griffith, Ehzabeth, his
wife, and two children, Eleanor and Elizabeth, in the parish of St. James',
Clerkenwell. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and
Clerkenwell ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

The churchwardens of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, John Cayborne and
John Hawkins, state that, in 1702, William Miller and John Bradshaw were
overseers, and have still in their hands certain money which they refuse to pay,
alleging that their successors, Thomas Cockey and William Skelton, have in
their hands money which they refuse to account for. The petition of the
churchwardens that all four may be called before the Court is referred to
several of the Justices, who are to investigate the matter and take such action
as they think fit ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Cooke, in the parish of
St. James', Clerkenwell. The dispute is between the parish of Clerkenwell
and the hamlet of Wapping ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 33

The appeal of Alice Ballard, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, against
her poor rate being raised from ^4 \os. to ^8 5.?., is allowed. She states
that she has been a widow for four years and has lost over ;^20o ... p. 34

The petition of John Chandler, apprentice to Benjamin Teale, apothecary,
of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to be released from his apprentice-
hood, was dismissed, as there was no just cause shown for a discharge. It
was shown that ^30 had been paid as a premium ... ... ... p. 36

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, indictments, 59

Rough memoranda relating chiefly to orders given above ... p. 60

SESSIONS BOOK 626— FEBRUARY, 1705.

Jury panel p. 3

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

pp. 5-18

Order for a rate to be made for the repairs of the highways of Islington.

p. 20

Order as to the settlement of Phoebe, Deborah, Hannah, and James,
children of John Grimes, and Hannah, his wife. The dispute is between
the parishes of Farnham in Surrey and Mile End New Town, Stepney, p. 21

Order of reference concerning the accounts of Nicholas Grififin and
Thomas Rascoe, former surveyors of the highways of Ratcliffe, the nomina-
tion of new surveyors, and the making of a rate for repairing the highways of
the .said hamlet ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 22

Order of reference as to the auditing of the accounts of Henry Hawle}',
esquire, treasurer of the money collected for building and repairing public
bridges in this county ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

Order of reference concerning the accounts of Rose, and John

Swetman, constables, of St. Clement Danes, of moneys by them received for
passing vagrants ; and to order the payment of money remaining due to
Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, high constable of Holborn ... ... p. 25

Order to certain Justices to take the accounts of Abraham Arlidge, and
Thomas Field, trustees of certain houses and garden ground in Hogsden
[Hoxton], St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch (purchased in the name of several
inhabitants of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents,
St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, in trust for the poor of the said liberty), and
concerning moneys and securities by them received as fines from inhabitants
Avishing to be excused from serving parish offices ... ... ... p. 27

John Farrington, bailiff, is fined ;^io for refusing to discharge Lockey
Hill, esquire, an insolvent debtor ... ... ... ... ... p. 30

[Pages 32-44 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictment.s, &c. ... ... pp. 45, 47

[Pages 48-52 blank.]



Sessions Book 627 — April, 1705. 283

Lists of names headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction " p. 53

[Pages 54, 55, 59 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 56-68

The Justices are desired to meet at Hicks Hall, on Thursday, the 15th
of jMarch, at 9 a.m., in order " to ascertain the sums in the rate upon the
several parishes for reimbursing the constables the money due to them for
passing vagrants"... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

SESSIONS BOOK 627-APRIL. 1705.

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

Memoranda concerning indictments, recognizances, &c. ... pp. 3-12

[Pages t3-i8 blank.]

A complaint by "some" military officers concerning the quartering,
billeting, &c., of regiments, &c., in the liberty is referred to certain of the
Justices, who are to take such course therein as they shall think most
desirable ... ... ,.. ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 19

Order concerning the settlement of Katherine King, widow, and her
children Mary, Sarah, Margaret, and Katherine, in the parish of St. Anne's,
Westminster. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Michael's, Bassishaw,
and St. Anne's ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to make
a rate for the repair of the highways as in previous years ... ... p. 20

Order for a certain number of Justices to sit every day at St. Martin's
Vestry to carry out the provisions of the Act for better recruiting His
Majesty's forces until the next Quarter Sessions. Warrants under this Act
are to be executed only by the officers named in them, and within eight days
of their issue ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 23

The rota of Justices to carry out this order is set out ... ... p. 24

Order for the churchwardens, &:c., of St. Anne's, Westminster, to pay
^^3 2s. \o\d. to Melcher Scholts, constable for Gerrard Street Ward in 1699,
money expended by him in passing and relieving the poor ... ... ibid.

[Pages 25-29 blank.]
Memoranda relating chiefly to fines, committals, &c. ... pp. 30-32

[Page II blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p 34

[Pages 35, 36 blank.]



284 Middlesex Comity Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 628— APRIL, 1705.
Jury panel p. 3

Orders appointing treasurers for the maimed soldiers' and sailors' fund : —
Ralph Bucknall, for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore ;
James Hawley, esquire, for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isle-
worth.

Treasurers for the Marshalsea, &c. : — William Gonson for Ossulston,
Edmonton, and Gore. Thomas Rendar (?) for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth.

Rates of wages and assize of bread to continue as last year ... p. 4

Memoranda of indictments, recognizances, &c. ... ... pp. 5-22

Order discharging an order made last Sessions by the Court imposing a
fine of ^10 on John Farrington, one of the bailiffs of the sheriffs of the
county, on cause shown that the order made against him was illegal.
Lockey Hill, a debtor in the Marshalsea, had obtained an order from two of
the Justices under the Act for Discharging Insolvent Debtors, who are
willing to serve in the army or navy, and on the sheriff refusing to discharge
him, the last Court of Quarter Sessions fined Farrington ^10 for contempt.
Farrington showed that Hill's application for discharge was ^not made in
proper form ... ... ... ... ... ... , ... p. 23

Order discharging an order of tvvo of the Justices adjudging Scipio
Hill, of Angel Court, St. James', Westminster, to be the reputed father of
a child of Mary Scasse (?) ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 24

Order discharging John Storye, of the liberty of Whitechapel, in the
parish of St. Giles', Cripplegate, from serving as scavenger, on the ground
that he is no tradesman, and only clerk to Alexander Pitfield, one of the
Justices, and obliged daily to attend his master, and not liable to be chosen
to serve the said office ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 25

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of Enfield to make a rate for reim-
bursing Thomas Smyth, late surveyor for the Ponder's End quarter of Enfield,
the sum of ^3 \%s. 6d. expended by him ... ... ... ... p. 27

Order for the same churchwardens, &c., to make a rate for reimbursing
Richard Crispe, late surveyor of the highways of the Green Street quarter of
Enfield, the sum of ^5 55. od. expended by him . . ... ... p. 28

Thomas Hunt, constable, of Harrow Weald, Edward Wright, constable
of Roxeth, Joseph Swayne, constable of Sudbury, Thomas Goldsmith,
constable of Wembley and Alperton, and Richard Constable, of Harrow Town,
all in the parish of Harrow, represent that they have each served as constable
for a year, and that no court leet has been held at which new constables
might be appointed, and pray the Court to discharge them from oftice, and
to appoint new constables. The Court orders their discharge, and finlher
nominate constables as follows: — Humphrey Bishop, yeoman, for Harrow
Weald ; Abraham Bush, yeoman, for Ro.xeth ; Thomas Sexton, yeoman, for
Sudbury ; Thomas Jarvis, yeoman, for Wembley and Alperton; and Williom
Awsitor, of Harrow Town ... ... ... ... ... ... ]>. 29



Sessions Book 628 — April, 1705. 285

Order quashing an order of two Justices settling Jeremiah Arclier,
Martha, his wife, and Anne, Silas, Martha, and Jeremiah, his children, in the
parish of Coulsden ... ... ... .. ... ... ... p. 30

List of persons who took the oath and subscribed the Declaration at
\\'estminster 16 and 17 April, 1705 — 22 names ... ... pp. 31, 32

Ordered that 34/- paid into Court by John Eustace (?) last Sessions be
paid to ^lary Hill, from whom the same was stolen ... ... ... p. 33

Order for the churchwardens, &:c., of Mile End to appear and show
cause why the appeal of the churchwardens, &c., of Farnham, Surrey, should
not be heard ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the indictment against Mary Flint, Alice, Isabel, and Mary
Lilburn be taken together on Friday next, and that Jane Rogers is to have
liberty to plead and try her traverse ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



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