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Order of the keeper of New Prison to bring into Court on Wednesday
next Rachel, the wife of William Jefferson, late of the parish of St. James',
yeoman, otherwise called Rachel Peirson, who at the December Sessions
was convicted for being a common bawd, and procuring several evil-disposed
persons as well men as women, &c., for which she was fined ^100, and
ordered to be kept in prison till she found security for her good behaviour
for the rest of her life, to answer to this Court for another misdemeanour.

ibid.

Order committing the above-mentioned Rachel Jefferson to Newgate.

P- 34

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, refusals of the oath of
allegiance, &c ^ PP-34, 35

Order granting to Jonathan Cousens, mariner, of the parish of White-
chapel, a pension of ;2^3 yearly out of the Maimed Soldiers', &c.. Fund. He
had been pressed into the service, and three years before his application
for a pension had lost the sight of his left eye while serving on H.M.S.
"Barfleur" ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

Order discharging Daniel French from his apprenticehood with Nathan
Bayley, schoolmaster, of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, on the ground that
Bayley had refused to provide for him or instruct him ... ... p. 38

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Christofer and |her two
children, John and Thomas, in the parish of Whitechapel. The dispute
is between the parishes of Spitalfields and Whitechapel ... ... p. 39

Order confirming the order of two Justices concerning the settlement of
Elizabeth Warburton, wido\v, and William and Thomas, her children, in
St. Olave's, Hart Street. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Olave's,
Hart Street, and St. James', Westminster ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Hornsey, to make a
rate for repairing the highways of the parish, especially the common road,
from the sign of the Nag's Head, Highgate, to the sign of the King's Arms
there, leading to Finchley ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41



286 Middlesex County Records.

Complaint of the churchwardens, &c., of St. Andrew's, Holborn, that
about a year ago John Leonard, a leatherseller, was chosen as overseer by
John Metcalfe, esquire, against the consent of the churchwardens. &c.
About four months afterwards Leonard was discharged from his office by
the Court of Quarter Sessions for his misbehaviour. Mr. Metcalfe and some
other Ju.stices have chosen Leonard again this year, together with one Francis
Ladd, a person "who goes to Jacobite meetings and never took the oath to
the late or present Government " ; others are chosen who have never served
before, new-comers, and persons of mean circumstances. The Court orders
the discharge of John Leonard, and that the money due to him be paid by
the churchwardens, &c. John Ladd having been tendered and refused the
oaths of allegiance, is not, in the opinion of the Court, a person fully
qualified to serve the office to which he has been chosen. Further, the
Court orders the Justices of the Division at the next Petty Sessions held
at the Court-house in Bloomsbury, to examine into the complaints and
appoint substantial householders as overseers ... ... ... ... p. 42

Ralph Bucknall, esquire, appointed treasurer of the Maimed Soldiers'
Fund for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, in the place of
Richard Milner, and the accounts to be audited ... ... ... p. 44

William Gunson continued as treasurer for the hundreds of Elthorne,
Spelthorne, and Isleworth, of the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals.

ibid.

James Hawley, esquire, appointed treasurer for the Maimed Soldiers"
Fund for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, in the place
of Richard Morgan, and the accounts to be audited ... ... ... p. 45

Thomas Render, gentleman, is continued as treasurer for the Marshalsea,
&c., for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth : the accounts
to be duly audited "... "... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Hugh Smythson, esquire, convicted for assaulting and wounding Sir
Hugh Smythson, baronet, his father, and attempting to murder him, is
fined ^25, and ordered to find sureties to keep the peace for seven years :
he is committed to Newgate ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order for the whipping at a cart's tail, from Temple Bar to the Maypole
in the Strand, of Elizabeth Roberts, for petty larceny... ... ... ibid.

The report of the Justices appointed to audit the accounts of Henry
Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the bridge money, is confirmed by the Court.
The accounts are set out: — ;^ii ^os. ^d. spent in paying the arrears due
to the carpenters for repairing that part of Chert sey Bridge which is in
the coimty ; ^(y y. od. was paid to John Ayhvard, surveyor of the bridges,
for gravelling and repairing Brentford Bridge ; and ^3 19.?. od. to the same
Aylward, for repairing a timber wharf at the south-west side of the same
bridge ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Order continuing John Tully, esquire, as treasurer of the Haymarket,
and Edward Lawrence as collector, as in previous years. The accounts to
be audited by certain of the Justices ... ... ... ... ... p- 49

Order for Abraham Arlidge and Thomas Field, pretended trustees of some
houses and garden ground in Hogsden (Hoxton) in the parish of St. Leonard's,



Sessions Book 629 — May, 1705. 287

Shoreditch, belonging to the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and El)
Rents, purchased in the name of several inhabitants of the said liberty, to
deliver up to the churchwardens, &c., of the liberty the sum of -Q21
remaining in their hands, and also a note for ;^i8 given by Mr. Richard
Hinde. The dispute had been referred to certain Justices. \_Vide Sessions
Book 626, p. 27.] The pretended trustees asserted that the premises in
Hogsden were very ruinous, and that all but 40/- out of the ^27 had been
expended in necessary repairs. The Justices reported that the trustees had
received rent for the premises which ought to have been expended in
repairs, that they could make little or nothing of the receipts and bills which
the trustees presented; that the ^27 was intended for the immediate relief
of the poor ; and that most of the repairs were done since the first order of
the Court... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 50-54

Order for the raising of ;^40o from the various divisions of the county
to pay the expenses incurred by the constables in the county in passing
vagrants in accordance wath the Act 11 & 12 William III ... pp. 54-59

Order concerning the Petty Sessions at Bloomsbury. The Court having
information that Petty Sessions are held in several places in the Holborn
Division, and that parish ofificers are frequently summoned to attend at several
places at one and the same time, is of opinion that the Petty Sessions
should be held at the known and usual place in each division, and that no
such Sessions should be held during General or Quarter Sessions ... p. 60

[Pages 61-64 blank.]

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

pp. 65, 66
[Page 67 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 68

Alphabetical list of recognizances... ... -.= ... ... p. 70

Rough memoranda. "Sign manual" presented by several officers

p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 629— MAY, 1705.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 5-21

[Pages 22-34 blank.]
Memoranda relating to committals, recognizances, &c. ... pp. 35, 36

[Pages 37-40 blank.]

Mr. Robert Auger, churchwarden of St. Andrew's, Holborn, complains
that he, with others, has been summoned by Thomas Leonard to attend a
Petty Sessions, at the King's Head, Middle Row, Holborn, "while this Court
of Quarter Sessions is sitting." This is against the known rules and practice
of this Court ; and Mr. Leonard is ordered to attend on Thursday to show
cause, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4 1



288 Middlesex County Records.

The petition of John Hayden to be released from his apprenticehood
with Peter Narbond, barber and periwig maker, of the parish of Wapping,
was dismissed, the Court not considering the charge of ill-usage had been
proved ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

John Spurrell, of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, mariner, complains to the
Court that, though an order of this Court in the ninth year of King William III
reduced his assessment, yet of late an over-rate had been made, first of 6/-,
and then of 12/-. Although he had shown the churchwarden the order of the
Court, yet, when the petitioner was absent, the churchwarden had unbolted
and unlocked his doors and made a distress, carrying away a piece of plate
which he still detains. The Court ordered the return of the plate, and fixed
the assessment of Spurrell at 20/- ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

The petition of James Roebotham to be discharged from his apprentice-
hood with John Groscort, dancing master, on the ground that he had
frequently beaten him in a very inhuman and cruel manner, was dismissed, the
charge not having been proved ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Martha Smith, widow of Samuel Smith, sailmaker, of St. Paul's, Shadwell,
complained to the Court that Arabella Yarwell, daughter of John Yarwell,
citizen and spectacle maker, who, in 1694, had been apprenticed to her late
husband for 13 years, had, at the instigation of Ann Taylor, deserted her
service; further the petitioner declared that she could not well manage her
business without her apprentice. The Court ordered the apprentice to return
to her mistress ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for Hannah Moor, convicted of petty larceny, to be forthwith
stripped naked from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail
from the corner of Lord Aylesbury's wall against the watch-house, near
St. John's Street, to the end of Mutton Lane, in the parish of St. James',
Clerkenwell ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

[Pages 46-60 blank.]

Names of persons in the New Prison and House of Correction ; several
memoranda concerning the same... ... ... ... ... pp. 61, 62

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 64, 65

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

Rough note concerning Robert Evans ... ... ... ... ibid.



SESSIONS BOOK 630— JUNE, 1705.
Jury panel ,.. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 3-12

[Pages 13-20 blank.]

Order for the high constable of Westminster, to issue his precepts to the
petty constables in the liberty to make a return of all persons liable to serve
on juries, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 21



Sessions Book 631 — July, 1705. 289

Order concerning the settlement of John Caskin in the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the Fields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Helen's,
Bishopsgate and St. Martin's ... ... ... ... , , ... p. 22

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Anne's, Westminster, to raise
;^8o by rate for the repair of the highways ... ... ... ... p. 23

Joseph Offley, esquire, re-elected chairman of Quarter Sessions till the
Epiphany Quarter Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 24

The Court represents to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster that the
keeper of the Gatehouse, Captain William Taylor, has neglected to attend the
Court on two occasions, so that two persons who were committed to his custody
by the Court escaped, viz., Sara Huffield and Morgan Lloyd ... ... ibid.

[Pages 26-29 blank.]

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

[Pages 32, 2,Z blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 34

[Pages 35, 36 blank.]



SESSIONS BOOK 631— JULY, 1705.

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

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

pp. 5-22
[Pages 23-35, 39 blank.]

Names of those taking the oaths ... ... ... ... ... p. 36

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, commitments, acquittals,
&c. PP-37, 38

Order for an adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement of Martha,
wife of Allen Purdey, and their two children, Thomas and Elizabeth. The
dispute is between the parishes of Portsmouth and Shadwell ... ... p. 40

Samuel Wybird sworn high constable of Edmonton Hundred in the room
of Samuel Mitchell ... .-. ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Memoranda as to Mr. Jonathan Reynolds's accounts of colt money
received by him ; and order for the attendance of the chief constables of
Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore Hundreds ... ... ... ... ibid.

Upon the petition of the overseers of the poor of St. Martin's-in-the-
Fields, showing that the 10 overseers (named) for 1703 hold certain moneys,
for the use of the poor of the said parish, which they refuse to pay the
petitioners without the order of the Court, it is ordered that the said money
be paid to the petitioners ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41



290 Middlesex County Records.

Order as to the settlement of Edward, the bastard child of Elizabeth
Yalden. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 41

Order as to the settlement of Matthew Simpson and Bridget, his wife.
The dispute is between the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, and
the liberty of Norton Folgate ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for Zachariah Rowland, apprenticed to William Holmes, of
St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, spurrier, to return to the service of his said
master ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of William Sansom, apprenticed to Anthony
Chilvers, late of Spittlefields Hamlet, " hottpresser." The said Anthony had
gone as a soldier to Flanders ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for vacating two former rates, and for making a new rate, upon the
inhabitants of St. Andrew's, Holborn, in the liberty above Bars ... p. 45

Order for Richard Ryder, J. P., to view New Prison and Hicks Hall, to
take an account in writing of the repairs required, and to agree with Thomas
Little, bricklayer, and Paul Cowley, carpenter, with regard to the allowance for
the said repairs ... ... .. ... ... ... ... .. p. 46

Upon the petition of Clement Mew, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney,
showing that he holds eight acres of ground in the said hamlet, for which he
is over-rated, and praying to be eased in the said rate, it is ordered to be
referred to certain Justices (named), who are to report upon the case... p. 47

Order for an adjournment of the appeal of the churchwardens of Saffron
Hill Liberty as to the settlement of Mary Barnes ... ... ... p. 48

Upon the petition of Alice Ballard, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney,
widow, showing that she has been over-rated, and praying relief in the
premises, it is ordered that a reduction be made in her poor rate ... p. 49

Upon the petition of John Lambert, of Lymehouse Hamlet, showing
that he is over-rated, it is ordered that a reduction be made in his assessment
towards the relief of the poor ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Order as to the settlement of Hannah, wife of Robert Buck. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Mary, Whitechapel, and St. Leonard,
Shoreditch ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for an adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement of Martha,
wife of Allen Purdey, mariner, and their two children ... ... ... p. 5 1

[Pages 53-66 blank.]

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

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

Memoranda as to the discharge of Samuel Mitchell, high constable of
Edmonton Hundred, and appointment of Samuel Wybird ... ... p. 7 2



Sc'ss/o/is Book 632 — August, 1705. 291

SESSIONS BOOK 632— AUGUST, 1705.
Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p, 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c.

pp. 5-36, 41-43
[Pages 37-40, 44-46 blank.]

The appeal of St. Martin's, otherwise Carfax, in Oxford, as to the
settlement of Mary, wife of John Chillingworth, and Mary and Frances, their
children (removed from Mile End New Town), allowed ... ... p. 47

Order for taking the accounts of the high and petty constables as to the
money received and due for the passing of vagrants ... ... ... ibid.

Order for Richard Ryder, J. P., to view the New Prison and House of
Correction, and to agree with the workmen as to the repairs of the same. p. 48

Upon the dispute between William Dyott, of Plum Street, in the parish
of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Elizabeth Holmes, his former
servant, concerning the wages due to the said Elizabeth, it is referred to
James Mundy, J. P., to examine into the truth of the matter ... ... p. 49

Order for all constables and headboroughs in the several parishes, hamlets,
&c., to set strong and sufficient night watches from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. until
Lady Day next ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 51

William Dounton and Thomas Randall, former scavengers of
St. Katherine's, refuse to give any account of the receipts and disbursements
relating to their office, without having an extravagant allowance made them
for their expenses ; it is therefore referred to certain Justices, who, in case
the said Thomas and William refuse to render the required accounts, are to
commit them to prison without bail ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

Order on the petition of Mary Edwards, of the liberty of Saffron Hill,
St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, widow. Shows that she is in a very weak
condition, and has two children, one of whom, Christian, is a cripple, and
that she had a pension allowed her for the maintenance of the said Christian,
but the overseers have stopped payment of the same. She prays that it
may be restored Now upon hearing what was alleged by the churchwardens
and overseers, who insisted that the petitioner was by law obliged to wear
a badge, which she refused to do, and it appearing that the said pension
was allowed for the support of Christian, her daughter, who wears the badge,
and that the petitioner desires no allowance for herself, it is ordered that
all arrears be paid, and the pension continued for the use of the said
cripple p. 53

Order for Mr. Momford, churchwarden of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, to
pay Bethia, daughter of Leonard Johnson, deceased, certain money due to
her late father for repairing the watch-house and for keeping an extraordinary
watch between Mile End and Bow^ ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

[Pages 55-64, 67 blank.]

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292 Aliddlesex County Records.

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

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 68-71

Memoranda as to fines.

" A meeting of a congregation for religious worship is certified and
allowed to be at the dwelling house of Mr. Robert Greenough in Ealing
Parish, certified by Mr. Hancks of the sheriff's office" ... ... p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 633— OCTOBER, 1705.

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

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 5-30

[Pages 31-34 blank.]

Order for reducing the assessment on the house of William Hummerson,
of St. Andrew's, Holborn, from 6/- per annum to dd. per quarter, for the
relief of the poor ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3 5

Order for James Armaret, an overseer of the hamlet of Hammersmith,
to pay to William Rogers, a former chapelwarden, the sum of ^30 i6i'. ^d.
due to him, and which had been collected on a rate ordered by this Court
to be made ... ... . . ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Petition of the overseers of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden,
and Ely Rents, setting forth that Anne Ashton, wife to the only son of the
Honourable Colonel William Ashton, and her child, had become chargeable to
the parish, as Colonel Ashton had sent his son to sea as a common sailor,
and would afford no relief. An order had been made by the Court for
Colonel Ashton to appear, but as he was out of town the order could not
be served on him. The Court on proof that he was dul)- served with a
copy of the first order, and that he was of good substance and ability, orders
him to provide for Anne Ashton and her child at his own charge ... p. 37

Order confirming the settlement of Alice Purdey and her children,
Thomas and Elizabeth, in the parish of Portsmouth. The dispute is between
the parishes of Portsmouth and Shadwell ... ... ... ... p. 38

Order for Hayford Wainwright, crier of the Court, to pay to Edward
Mawle the sum of ;;^i8 io5'. od. on the petition of Thomas Little, brick-
layer. Little had been employed to repair the New Prison, and the materials
he used in doing so were provided by the above-named Mawle ... p. 39

On the petition of Anne Alay, widow, of the parish of St. Andrew's,
Holborn, setting forth that she is over-rated for the relief of the poor, and
in mean circumstances, the Court orders that the rate of 20/- per annum be
reduced to 10/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order concerning the settlement of Katherine King, and her children,
Mary, Sarah, Margaret, and Katherine, in the parish of St. Bride's, Fleet
Street, quashed by the Court. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Bride's and St. Anne's, ^Vestnlinster ... ... ... ... ibid.



Sessions Book 634^ — December, 1705. 293

Order discharging Richard Woollger from his apprenticehood with
Solomon Nicholls to learn the art or mystery of a gun-lock maker, as his
master had not instructed him, but had absconded ... ... ... p. 41

Order for William Dyott, gentleman, to pay to his servant, Elizabeth
Holmes, the sum of ^7 lyj'. 6c/., wages due to her, on the report of
Mr. Sergeant Mundy, to whom the matter had been referred. Dyott being
present in Court, and refusing to pay, is committed to the New Prison till
the money is paid ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

[Pages 44-53 blank.]

Order committing William Dyott to the New Prison for contempt, as
above ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. ... ... pp. 55-60

[Pages 61-71 blank.]
Memoranda relating to persons taking the oath of allegiance. pp. 72, 73

[Pages 74-78 blank.]

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

pp. 79, 80

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... p. 8 1

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 82, 83

Memoranda, fines, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 84



SESSIONS BOOK 634— DECEMBER, 1705.
Jury panel p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c.

PP- 5-3i> 41, 42

[Pages 32-40 blank.]

Letter to Wriothesley, Duke of Bedford, Custos Rotulorum, signed by
nine members of the Council, and dated from the Council Chamber at
St. James's, 29 November, 1705, recommending to his grace and the Justices
of the Peace the vigorous execution of the Act for raising recruits for the land
forces and marines, in order to enable them early to enter upon action next
spring p. 43

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth (a lunatic), widow of Thomas
Young, with her four children, Thomas, Hannah, Sarah, and John William.

P-4S

Order for the discharge of Martha Wilson, daughter of Katherine
Gargrey, apprenticed to Owen Salisbury, glover, whose wife, Sarah, was aunt
to the said apprentice ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 46



294 Middlesex County Records.

Order for the overseers of the poor of Holborn-above-Bars to pay AHce
Ingram 2/- weekly for the maintenance of her child, John Ingram, the son of
John Harwood, a merchant ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Discharge of the order of the 12th of October last, whereby Edward
Minton, of Henrietta Street, St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, victualler, was
adjudged to be the father of Barbara Fenwick's child, Mary, who was born in
the said parish on the 9th of September last ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Henderson, apprenticed to Hannah
Cox, cap-maker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Order as to the settlement of Hannah Roberts. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Dunstan-in-the-West and St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. p. 52

Order as to the settlement of Jane, wife of Edward Aspinall, and Mary,
her child. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster,
and St. Martin's-in-the-Fields ... ... ... ..." ... ... p. 53

Order of reference to certain Justices (named) as to the Act for the better
recruiting Her Majesty's land forces and the marines for 1705 ... p. 54

[Pages 55-72, 75 blank.]

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

PP- 73> 74

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar



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