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Memoranda as to those who paid colt money :

"Certificate dated 22nd April, 1706, that the house of Mr. William
Spilsworth, in Stoake Newington, in the county of Middlesex, is appointed for
a meeting-house for protestants dissenting from the Church of England,
pursuant to an Act of Parliament made in the first year of the reign of our late
sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary."

Abigail Barwick and Elizabeth Yelverton are exempt from paying to the
poor rate of Wapping, Stepney, &c. ... ... ... ... ... p. 68



SESSIONS BOOK 640— AUGUST, 1706.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c.

PP- 7-32, 37-40
[Pages 33-36 blank.]

Order for the discharge of Ann Peale, apprenticed to Margaret, wife of
Thomas Sherman, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, the said Margaret "having kept a
victualling house " in the said parish ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order for the discharge of John \Villis, apprenticed to John Green, of
King Street, near St. James's Square, shoemaker, the said Green having gone
beyond seas ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the confirmation of a report made by certain Justices (named)
as to the accounts of the overseers of the poor of Finchley ... ... p. 42

Order for regulating the nightly watches, which are to be constantly set
and continued from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Lady Day next ... ... p. 43

Order for a rate to be made for the payment of money due to Ferdinando
Unsworth, of Kensington Parish, former churchwarden of the said parish.

p. 44

Order for Robert King, former chief constable of New Brentford Division,
to pay Moses Bodycott [Bodicott?], gentleman, the money he has received
from the rate for passing vagrants ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for the churchwardens of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, Holborn-above-
Bars, Hatton Garden, Saffron Hill, and Ely Rents, to pay the moneys assessed
on the said parishes and places in the rate for reimbursing the charges for
passing vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 48-62, 65 blank.]



304 Middlesex County Records.

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

pp. 63, 64

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

Memoranda as to Captain Fitzgarrell, of Lord Tunbridge's regiment,
producing a sign manual, dated 26 June, 1706.

Robert Pattin, of New Brentford, gentleman, chosen chief constable, in
the room of Robert King, who has absconded, &c. ... ... ... p. 70



SESSIONS BOOK 641— OCTOBER, 1706.

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

Writ ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 4-21

[Pages 22-24 blank.]

Order that certain fines set upon John Huggins, esquire, high bailiff of
the city and liberty of Westminster, for contempt of Court in not attending
to his office, be discharged and not estreated ... ... ... ... p. 25

[Pages 26, 27 blank.]

List of persons taking the oath ... ... ... ... ... p. 28

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances ... ... p. 29

[Page 31 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

SESSIONS BOOK 642— OCTOBER, 1706.

Jury panel ...

Memoranda relating to indictments and recognizances ...

[Pages 32-40 blank.]

List of persons taking the oath and subscribing (23)

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c.

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Lee, single woman, in the
parish of St. Sepulchre. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Dunstan
and St. Sepulchre ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order suppressing the alehouse license of William Fenn, of Tottenham,
which license he h^d clandestinely obtained after it had been suppressed by
the Justices in the division ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.





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Sessions Book 642 — October, 1706. 305

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Mary's, Islington, to make a
rate for the repair of the highways ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Certain of the Justices report that they have inspected a new street in the
parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, running from the north end of the present
street called Red Lion Street to Lamb's Conduit, intended also to be called Red
Lion Street ; one part of it is built on the east side, and the other part on the
west side, and they recommend that the new street on the west side should
be paved with stone, from the denter stone on the south of a corner house
occupied by Edward Izard, victualler, to the middle of the street, on the east
side of Izard"s house to the north side of a house occupied by Charles
Dexter ; from thence northwards towards Lamb's Conduit so far as there are
any houses, coach-houses, and stables, gravel should be used. On the east
side of the new street, from the denter stone on the south side of a corner
house occupied by Edmund Carpenter of the middle of the street, on the west
side of the said house, to the north side of a house occupied by William Pain,
carpenter, stone paving should be used. Further they report that they have
viewed a new street called Ormond Street, and that they judge it should be

paved with stone before the house occupied by Parker, esquire, on

the north side of the street, and before the houses on the south side occupied

severally by Simeon Betts, Francis Etherington, Buning, a baker,

and William Hawkins. Order made accordingly ... ... ... p. 51

Complaint from certain inhabitants of the Savoy that, for 15 years past,
certain persons, calling themselves vestrymen, have imposed extravagant poor
rates upon the parish, and that persons who formerly paid 6/6, or 10/10,
have lately paid ^3 and £^. Order made for the examination of the
accounts by certain of the Justices, who are to report thereon at the next
Quarter Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Order discharging Samuel Sells from his apprenticehood with John Lock,
tallowchandler and grocer, of Uxbridge, his master having given him
immoderate correction, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

Order for discharging an order made by two of the Holborn Justices,
adjudging Thomas Poole, turner, of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, to be
the father of the female bastard of Elizabeth Mills, widow ... ... p. 55

Order for certain inhabitants of the liberty above Bars in the parish of
St. Andrew's, Holborn, to audit the accounts of John Hurst, Thomas
Wilburne, Thomas Bullock, John Barnes, and Christopher Farmer, and to
report to the Justices of the Bloomsbury Divi.sion ... ... ... p. 56

Order concerning the settlement of Richard Hill, Sarah, his wife, and
Anne, their daughter, in the parish of St. Sepulchre. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Sepulchre ... ... ... p. 58

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Fowley, in the hamlet of
Spitalfields, in the parish of St. Dunstan's, Stepney. The dispute is between
the parish of St. Clement Danes and Spitalfields ... ... ... ibid.

The petition of John Ganden, weaver, of Spitalfields, for the discharge of
his daughter, Sarah, from her apprenticehood with Alice Smithe, sempstress,
on the ground that her mistress had misused her, was discharged ... p. 59



3o6 Middlesex County Records.

Order discharging Thomas Wrenn from his apprenticehood with Edmund
Juby, feltmaker, of Earle Street, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. Juby
is to return 50/-. The apprentice complained that Juby and his wife had so
unreasonably beaten him that he went in danger of his life ... ... p. 60

Order discharging William Bilson, "of Pancrass, a//a5 Pan cross," from
his apprenticehood with John Bartholomew, mariner, of St. John's, Wapping,
on the ground that the indentures were void in law. It was stated on behalf
of Bilson that Bartholomew had not only barbarously ill-used him, but had
" left him in parts beyond the seas " ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order concerning the settlement "of Henry Fendall in the parish of
Hampstead. The dispute is between the parishes of Willesden and Hampstead.

p. 61

Order discharging William Hart from serving as constable to the parish
of Hanworth, as he has served a whole year, and cannot learn when the lord
of the manor will hold a court leet and swear in another constable. The
Court appoints William Neve to serve ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

Order discharging Ezekiel Farmer from his apprenticehood with Joseph
Ferrland, weaver, of Spitalfields, on the petition of his father, Hezekiah. The
Court held that the indentures were void in law, as Ferrland had induced the
lad to become his apprentice without the consent of his father . . . ibid.

Order discharging an order made by two of the Justices adjudging
William White, staymaker, of Surrey Street, in the parish of St. Clement
Danes, to be the father of the male bastard of Katherine Nutting, single
woman ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 63

Urder granting a pension of ^^3 annually, from the fund for maimed
soldiers and sailors, to John Williams, of New Brentford. He had been on
board H M.'s bomb-ketch, the "Comet," at the bombarding of Barcelona,
when he lost his left leg by a cannon ball, as he was loading a mortar, p. 64

Order reducing the poor rate of Samuel Woodrow, of the parish of
St. Andrew's, Holborn, from 12/- to 8/- per annum ... ... ... p. 65

Similar order reducing the poor rate of Thomas Walkden, of the same
parish, from i o/- to 6/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 66-72 blank.]

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

PP- 73> 74
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 76,77

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp.78, 79

Memoranda various : —

"Certificate, dated 7 September, 1706, that Charles Nicholetts, a
protestant dissenting minister of the Gospel, designs to make use of the
market-house in Shadwell Market for the public worship of God in a separate
congregation, beginning the then ne.xt Lord's Day, he being qualified there-
unto as the law directs."

Richard Baker, sworn high constable of Lsleworth ... ... p. 80



Sessions Book 644 — -January, i yoy. 307

SESSIONS BOOK 643— DEC EMBER, 1706.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, commitments, &c,

PP- 7-3". 39-41
[Pages 32-38, 42 blank.]

Upon the complaint of Nathaniel Chandler, chief constable of the
Holborn Division, that the churchwardens and overseers of the poor and
others, inhabitants of St. Andrew's, Holborn, of the liberty of Hatton
Garden, Saffron Hill, and Ely Rents, have refused to pay certain moneys for
the passing of vagrants, it is ordered that the said churchwardens nnd over-
seers, &c., do pay the same to the said Chandler ... ... ... p. 43

Order of reference as to the complaint of Walbridge Todd, widow, whose
son John is apprenticed to John Evance, of St. Clement Danes' Parish, barber
and periwig maker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for the suppression of the license of John Clarke, of the parish of
St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, victualler, who has been indicted
for keeping an ill-governed and disorderly alehouse ... ... ... p. 46

Alike order for Rowland Cambridge, of the same parish, victualler, p. 47

A letter from the Lords of the Council to the Duke of Bedford, dated
5 December, 1706, recommending the vigorous execution of the Act for the
better recruiting the army and marines, and desiring him to send up, on or
before the 5th of next February, an account, which is to be laid before Her
Majesty in Council, of his proceedings in the matter, with the number and
names of the recruits raised ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

[Pages 49-68, 70, 71 blank.]

Lists of Names, headed " New Prison " and " House of Correction."

p. 69

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar

of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 72-75

Memoranda : — "Captain John Gordon, in the Lord Orkney's Regiment,
produced a sign manual, dated 9 November, 1706 "; "Colt" money, &c.

p. 76

SESSIONS BOOK 644— JANUARY, 1707.
Jury panel . . ... ... ... ... . . ... ... p. i

Miscellaneous memoranda :— Writ, indictment, acquittals, &c. pp. 2-15

[Pages 16-20, 22-27 blank.]

Order for Thomas Medlicott, esquire, J. P., to be chairman at the Easter
and Midsummer Quarter Sessions ... ... ... ... ... p. 21

Miscellaneous memoranda as to those who took oaths, recognizances,
indictments, tSz:c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 28, 29

[Pages 30, 31, 33, 34 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names, headed " Lidictments " ... ... p. 32

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.308 Middlesex County Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 645— JANUARY, 1707.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c.

pp. 5-23, 35, 36
[Pages 24-33, 37, 38 blank.]

Names of those who took the oaths ... ... ... ... p. 34

Order as to the settlement of Mary, wife of Peter Greene. The dispute
is between the parishes of Stepney and St. Paul's, Covent Garden ... p. 39

Order for Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, chief constable of Holborn
Division, to pay Hayford Wainwright, gentleman, crier of this Court, ;^2o
towards the amount expended by him in passing vagrants ... ... ibid.

Order of reference as to the petition of Thomas Rascoe, former surveyor
of the highways of Ratcliffe Hamlet, Stepney Parish, in which he complains
that the churchwarden of the said hamlet refuses to make a rate, as ordered,
to reimburse the petitioner moneys expended by him for gravel and other
materials ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order for the discharge of Ann Logue, apprenticed to William Webster,
of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The said Willam "is since dead," and Jane, his
widow, refuses to deliver up the indenture of apprenticehood ... p. 41

Order for vacating an order whereby John Pitchford was adjudged to
be the father of Mary, the child of Ann Warwick, widow P- 42

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Hart, apprenticed to Christopher
Warinfield, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, child's coat maker P- 44

Order for the discharge of Joseph, son of Robert Ward, of Enfield,
apprenticed to John Draper, carpenter ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Upon the petition of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of
St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, showing a deficit in the poor rate, owing to
the amount of empty houses in the neighbourhood, and praying a quarter's
rate more may be made upon the inhabitants, it is ordered accordingly, p. 46

Jonathan Easden, convicted for cheating Francis Fieldhouse and Thomas
Boswell, is fined ;^io upon each indictment, and is to be put in and upon
the pillory on Little Tower Hill, near the Victualling Office, for two hours,
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a paper fixed over his head, describing his
offences ; he is to find sureties for his good behaviour for twelve months.
He is remanded to Newgate until he pay the fines, undergo the punish-
ment, then to be delivered, paying his fees, 35/- ... ... ... p. 47

Order as to the settlement of Sarah, widow of Abraham Corner, and her
three children, John, Judy, and Elizabeth. The dispute is between the
parishes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and St. Margaret's, Westminster. ibid.

Adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement of Ann Gardner, and
William and David, her sons. The dispute is between the parishes of
St. Clement's, Cambridge, and St. Katherine's, near the Tower ... p. 49



Sessw?is Book 645 — January, 1707. 309

Upon the petition of the churchwarden, constable, and others, inhabitants
of the hberty of Grub Street, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripple-
gate, showing that the watch-house belonging to the said liberty is much in
need of repair, and praying for a rate to be made to defray the expense of
repairing the same, it is ordered accordingly ... ... ... ... p. 50

Order for Hayford Wainwright to pay John Meard, carpenter, his account
for work done at the House of Correction ... ... ... ... p. 51

A like order for the payment of the account of Thomas Elford, of
St. James' Parish, Clerkenwell, bricklayer, for work done at the House of
Correction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for a reduction to be made in the poor rate assessed upon
William Sims, of St. John's Parish, Wapping, gardener ... ... p. 52

A like order concerning the poor rate assessed upon Peter Shelstone, of
the same parish, brandy seller ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order on a petition and appeal of Richard Price, gentleman, Matthew
Nicholas, Henry Turner, Robert Russell, and John Turner against an
inquisition taken at the mansion house of Charles, Lord Ossulston, upon a
writ of ad quod dampnum^ dated 19 December, directed to the sheriff of
Middlesex, requiring him to enquire what damage would be caused if the
Queen should grant license to the said Lord Ossulston to enclose part of a
common highway, leading from Hillingdon Common to a town called Har-
lington. The petitioners had prayed that their rights might be preserved to
them as soon as the said way should be enclosed, and it is ordered
accordingly ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 53

Order for Hayford \\'ainwright, gentleman, crier, to pay to William Oram,
plaisterer, to Richard Hickman, painter, and to a smith, the money due to them
for work done at the House of Correction ... ... ... ... ibid.

At the Sessions held last July, the petition of Charles Hargrave
and other inhabitants of Finchley Parish as to the poor rate, was referred
to certain Justices who were desired to inspect the accounts of the church-
wardens and overseers. Upon inspection of the said accounts, it was found
that ;^5i had been expended for law charges, and the said Justices thereupon
ordered that ^36 should be allowed towards the charge of the said lawsuit,
and that John Williams, churchwarden, should pay Henry Howe, overseer,
;^i5, the residue of the said sum, to reimburse him the charge he was put to
by an unreasonable prosecution. Now, upon complaint that the order of the
Justices was illegal, it is ordered that the said report, and order made for
confirming the same, be vacated, and the accounts are referred to the Justices
to be reviewed and inspected ... ... ... ... ... ••• P- 54

[Pages 57-59> 62, 63 blank.]

Indenture of apprenticeship of Manasses, son of Francis Wadley, of
St. Andr'ew's, Holborn, cordwainer, to the said Francis, his father ... p. 60

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

p. 61

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp- 64-66



3IO Middlesex CoiLiity Records.

Memoranda : —

The rector and churchwardens of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields
" do desire to be heard against any order that shall be made for registering
and allowing a chapel in Great Queen Street, lately erected by Mr. William
Baguley for a place of religious worship for protestant dissenters."

Jonathan Easden to give notice to Francis Fieldhouse in the back lane
behind Well Close, and Mary Boswell in Rosemary Lane.

Certificate that " a house belonging to Sarah Gully, widow, in Chelsea
is set apart for a pubUc meeting house of protestant dissenters in religious
worship, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, entitled an Act for exempting of
Her Majesty's protestant subjects from certain penal laws."

Henry Moult, keeper of the House of Correction, for non-attendance at
Court, was fined 40/-, which was afterwards remitted.

Note as to colt money. James Hawley appointed treasurer of the fund
for Brentford and C"hertsey Bridges, in the place of the late Henry Hawley,
his father.

Daniel Nicoll is ordered to give direction for the repair of that part of
Braint Bridge which lies in Willesden.

William Gunson and Hayford Wainwright, gentlemen, are to account for
money received for the passing of vagrants ; the latter is also to account for
money he has received for the public uses.

"Certificate that a house in possession of Rice Davies, of Uxbridge,
otherwise Woxbridge, in the parish of Hillingdon, which house was lately in
the occupation of John Hill, his landlord, is set apart for religious worship."

Adjournment of the appeal as to the removal of Ann Gardner, and
William and David, her sons ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 68

SESSIONS BOOK 646- FEBRUARY, 1707.

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

[Page 4 blank,]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 5-21

[Pages 22-30 blank.]
Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments ... pp. 31, 32

[Pages 33, 34 blank.]

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Gardiner and William and David,
her two sons. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement's, Cam-
bridge, and St. Katherine's, near the Tower ... ... ... ... p- 35

Petition of James Lorata, setting forth that he, being born of Arabian
parents, "in the desert of Arabia," was brought to England, baptised according
to the ordinances of the Church of England, and bound apprentice to Thomas
Richardson, who shortly after sent him into the sea service, to redeem another
man, with no more clothes than one old coat, jacket, breeches, a pair of old
stockings, and one shirt ; that Ann Richardson, widow of the .said Thomas,
has received all the wages due to him while he served on board Her Majesty's
ships the "Nottingham" and "Bridgwater," and that he has nothing with
which to buy necessary clothing. I'rays to be discharged from his apprentice-
ship and allowed the wages due to him. The case is adjourned ... ibid.



Sessions Book 647 — April, 1707. 311

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Holliday, widow of John
Holliday. The dispute is between the parishes of St. George's, in Southwark,
and St. Botolph, Aldgate... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 37

[Pages 38-54 blank.]

List of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction, p. 55

Alphabetical lists of recognizances and indictments ... pp. 56-58

Order to the overseers of the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, to pay
Sarah Corner, widow^, a pension of 2/6 a week, for the relief of herself and
her two children, until further notice ... ... ... ... ... p. 60



SESSIONS BOOK 647— APRIL, 1707.

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

Memoranda of recognizances, indictments, &c. ... ... PP- 3-^5

[Pages 16-18 blank.]

Order for the sitting of the Justices, day by day, for the carrying out of
the Recruiting Act ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 19

Order for the churchwardens, &:c., of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster,
to raise ^80 for the repair of the highways (as in previous years) ... ibid.

Similar order for the parish of St. James', Westminster, to raise ^120 for
the repair of the highways (as in previous years) ... ... ... p. 20

Similar order for St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to raise ;^345 for repairing the
highways (as in previous years) ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 2 1

Order for discharging Mercy Firnley, alias Ferneloe, from her apprentice-
hood with Grace DoUard, mantua maker and child's coat maker. Firnley had
not been instructed in the art or mystery, but had been kept " running errands
and doing house work " ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 23

[Pages 25-27 blank.]
Memoranda relating to committals, fines, oaths, &c. ... pp. 28, 29

[Pages 30, 31 blank.]
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 32

[Pages 33-34 blank.]



312 Middlesex County Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 648-APRIL, 1707.

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

David Hechstetter is chosen treasurer for the maimed soldiers' and
mariners' fund for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and he is
appointed to take the accounts of Richard Brown, esquire, late treasurer.

Thomas Gullum, esquire, chosen to a like office, for the hundreds of
Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, and he is appointed to take the accounts
of the Honourable James Bertie, esquire, late treasurer.

William Gunson, gentleman, continued treasurer for the Marshalsea,
Queen's Bench, and Hospitals for the hundreds of Ossulston, F.dmonton, and
Gore, and Moses Bodicott for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and
Isleworth ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 4

The rates for labourers to be continued as before. The assize of bread
to remain the same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Indictments, acquittals, recognizances, &c. ... ... pp. 5-30

[Pages 31, 32 blank.]

Order for adjourning the appeal of William Cook against an order
adjudging him to be the father of the male child of Mary Hart, of the parish
of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 33



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