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Order for discharging James Lorata from his apprenticeship to Ann
Richardson. \Vide Sessions Book ^o. d^d, }^. -^^ ... ... ... p. 34

Order for discharging Ralph Key from the office of scavenger for the
upper liberty of St. John Street, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, upon proof
that his age is 76, and that he is *' dim of sight and thick of hearing." p. 36

Order for discharging Francis Tow from the office of scavenger of the
liberty of Holywell, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch... ... p 37

Order for discharging Thomas How from his apprenticeship to John
Palmer, of the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, cordwainer ... ibid.

Order for discharging Elizabet i Osborne from her apprenticeship to Jane
Friend (now the wife of Edward Eves), mantua maker ... ... p. 39

Order for discharging Thomas Page from the office of constable of the
hamlet of Roxeth, in the parish of Harrow, upon proof that he has served the
said office for a year, and that no court leet is being held for the manor of
Harrow for this year. Ralph Higgins appointed to serve in his stead. ibid.

Order for the discharge of William Aldwin, constable of the hamlet of
Weald, in the parish of Harrow, upon same proof as above. Benjamin
Tilliard to serve in his stead ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 40

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Earneans, a/ias Brewer, formerly

the widow of Clement Earneans, surgeon, and also the widow of —

Brewer. The dispute is between the parishes of Isleworth and St. Clement
Danes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41



Sc'ssiofis Book 648 — April, i ']0'].



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Order for the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew's,
Holborn, to pay Thomas Cruttenden 2/- per week for the maintenance of
Lucy Fowell, child of Isaac Fowell, left at the house of said Thomas
Cruttenden in his absence " by surprize," the father and mother both having
disappeared ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order for the discharge of John Nelson from the office of constable of
Willesden. Samuel Betteridge is ordered to serve in his stead ... p. 43

Order for the discharge of John Pryor from the office of constable of the
hamlet of Sudbury, in the parish of Harrow. Richard Bliss to serve in his
stead ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for the discharge of Thomas Walter from the office of constable
for the town of Harrow-on-the-Hill. Thomas Read to serve in his stead.

//>/d.

Order concerning the settlement of Mary Davis, widow of Nicholas
Davis. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Saviour's, Southwark,
and St. Giles'-in-the- Fields ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Bull from her apprenticeship to
Francis Jones, broker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... i7>id.

Order to the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew's,
Holborn to receive into their care Barbara Cook, a poor child aged 3 years,
daughter of Alice Cook, upon the petition of Thomas Butcher, a labourer, in
whose house the said Alice Cook lately died ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order for the discharge of Thomas Cotterell, son of Elizabeth Cotterell,
from his apprenticeship to John Mathews, of the liberty of the Rolls, barber
and peruke maker ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

Order for regulating the Haymarket in the liberty of Westminster. [ Fide
Sessions Book No. 637, p. 28.] TuUy's accounts follow ... ... p. 48

List of persons taking the oath ... ... ... ... ... p. 50

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments ... PP- 5i-53

Receipt for ^20 paid by William Brown upon his confession of an
indictment against him for selling beer and ale without a license ... P- 54

Order for certain Justices to inspect the accounts of Henry Hawley,
esquire, deceased, late treasurer of the moneys collected for building and
repairing the public bridges ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 55

Mr. Moses Bodicott, chosen and continued treasurer for the Marshalsea,
Queen's Bench, and Hospitals in the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and
Isleworth. Order to the Justices to examine his accounts ... ... ibid.

Order for Jane Smyth and Elizabeth Boyle, convicted of cheating and
defrauding Isabel, wife of William Scales, of ^^9, to be stripped naked from
the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail round Red Lion
Square, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and to be remanded to
Newgate gaol until they undergo their punishment and pay their fees. p. 56



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Order for Elizabeth Boyle and Alice Jones, convicted of defrauding
Katharine Shute, widow, of j^g, to be fined 6/8, and for Elizabeth Boyle to
be put upon the pillory before Grays Inn Foregate, in the parish of St:
Andrew, Holborn, for the space of one hour, with a paper over her head
describing her said offence. Alice Jpnes is to be stripped from the middle
upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail from Gray's Inn Foregate to
Southampton Street, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The said
Elizabeth and Alice are both remanded to Newgate gaol until they pay
their fines, undergo their punishment and pay their fees ... ... p. 56

Order for Thomas Wilkes, gentleman, chief constable of the Tower
Division within the hundred of Ossulston, and the several petty constables, to
attend at Hicks Hall with their respective accounts of vagrant money. p. 57

The hke order for the constables of the Finsbury Division ... Una.

The like order for the constables of the Holborn Division ... p. 58

Order for William Page, of Golden Lane, in the parish of St. Giles'
Without, Cripplegate, labourer, to be discharged from paying the poor rate
upon proof that he is a very poor man, almost blind, with five children and
an industrious wife, and that he has only had three days' work in i 2 months.

P- 59

Order for the trial of traverses upon indictments the first four days of

every Sessions. This order to be fixed upon the gates of Hicks Hall. p. 60

Order for confirming an order adjudging Isaac Henriquise to be the father
of the female child of Dorothy Seward, widow, of the parish of St. Dunstan's-
in-the-West ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 61

Order concerning the settlement of Whitethorne, aged 1 1 weeks,

the son of Jonathan and Mary Whitethorne. The dispute is between the
parishes of St. Mary, Newington, in the county of Surrey, and St. Giles'
Without, Cripplegate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

Order to David Hechstetter, esquire, treasurer of the maimed mariners'
fund, to pay arrears of 15/- to Thomas Tiddman [Tiddaman ?], c^f Poplar,
a disabled mariner ... ... ... ... .. ... ... Und.

[Pages 64-68 blank.]

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

p. 69
[Page 71 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... pp. 72-75

Miscellaneous memoranda concerning the swearing in of constables and
headboroughs. List of persons taking the oath ... ... ... p. 76

Order at the suit of Nathaniel Senior, gentleman, concerning a robbery,
lately committed on Finchley Common... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for certain Justices to take the accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire,
deceased, late treasurer of the county bridges ; of Mr. Browne, late treasurer
of the maimed soldiers' fund in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and
Gore ; and of Mr. Bertie, late treasurer of the maimed soldiers' fund in
the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Lsle worth ihid.



Sessions Book 649 — May, i 707.



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SESSIONS BOOK 649— MAY, 1707.
Jury panel p. 3

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. ... pp. 5-19

[Pages 20-22 blank.]

Order referring to two Justices for settlement, a dispute between the
inhabitants of Hollywell Court, alias King John's Court, in the parish of
St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and the Vestry of the same parish, touching the
right to elect scavengers for Hollywell Court ... ... ... ... P- 23

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Suger in the parish of
St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Mary,
the Savoy, and St. Giles ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for discharging Frances Woodward from her apprenticehood with
Stephen Dodd, victualler, of Ratcliff. She had been originally apprenticed
to Katherine Attwood b)' the parish authorities of St. Paul, Shadwell, and by
her was assigned to Stephen Dodd. By Dodd and his wife she had been
much beaten and bruised, and whipped from the shoulders to the waist until
her body was bloody and raw ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 24

Order for Thomas Wilkes, gentleman, high constable of the Tower
Division, to hand in his accounts for the vagrant money to certain of the
Justices on 3 June ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 25

Order for discharging John Langley from his apprenticehood with
Abraham Richards, periwig-maker and barber, of the parish of St. Martin's-
in-the-Fields. Richards had for some time kept an alehouse, and his
apprentice was employed in waiting on the guests, and carrying out and
fetching in pots, instead of learning his trade ; besides, he was much ill-used
by his master's wife. Part of the premium was to be returned ... p. 26

[Pages 28-36 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &C. ... ... pp. 37, 38

[Pages 39-64 blank.]

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

pp. 65, 66

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

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... pp. 70, 71

Memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... .. ... P- 72



3 1 6 Middlesex County Records.

SESSIONS BOOK 650-JULY, 1707.

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

iMemoranda of recognizances and indictments ... ... pp. 3-14

[Pages 15-20 blank.]

Order for raising ^58 from the various hundreds in the county to pay
the costs of constables in passing vagrants.

[A note in the margin : — "This order was never delivered out or put in
execution"] ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 21

Thomas Medlicott, esquire, cho.sen chairman of the Court of Quarter
Sessions till after the Epiphany Sessions ... ... ... ... p. 24

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah Carpenter and her three
children, John Peter, Daniel, and Mary, in the parish of St. Anne's, West-
minster. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's and St. Martin's.

ibid.

A petition from the sufferers by fire in the parish of St. Margaret's,
^Vestminster, sets forth that on 10 April there happened in Charles Street "a
most dreadful and lamentable fire," whereby 17 houses were utterly consumed,
and six more very much damaged, " besides some outhousing " ; that the
greater part of the petitioners' goods, household stuff, and implements of trade
were either broken, burnt, or made unserviceable, or stolen, so that the total
loss amounts to ^4,475 14^. i\d. ; they therefore ask for letters patent to be
granted them for a brief. The matter is referred to a number of the Justices,
who are to report to the Court on 17 July ... ... ... ... p. 25

Order for raising ;£t,^ in the various parishes in the liberty of Westminster,
to pay: — (i) Arrears of ^8 loy. od. due to the widow of John Wyatt for
carpenter's work done at the House of Correction in Tuttle Fields in 1702;
(2) arrears for work done at the same place by Edward Stone, bricklayer,
amounting to ^^5 5X. od. ; (3) money due to Francis Reding, the governor of
the house, for clothing, &c., for William Landy, a "poor distracted man" in
Bethlehem Hospital, 28/- ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 26

Order confirming an order of two of the Justices adjudging Arthur
Annesley, esquire, commonly called Lord Altham, to be the reputed father of
a female bastard child of Eleanor Sheldon, in the parish of St. James', West-
minster ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ]). 28

[Pages 30-33 blank.]
Memoranda relating to oaths, committals, fines, &c. ... pp. 34-36

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... ... p. 38

[Pages 39, 40 blank.]



SessiOJis Book 651 — July, 1707. 317

SESSIONS BOOK 651— JULY, 1707.
Jury panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

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

[Pages 31-40 blank.]
Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. ... ... pp. 41,42

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

Order for the treasurer of the maimed soldiers' fUnd to pay to Mr. Robert
Hardisty, gentleman, ;£l\ due to him in defence of a suit against the
inhabitants of the hundred of Ossulston ... ... ... ... p. 45

Order for William Gunson, chief constable of the Finsbury Division, and
the petty constables to attend three of the Justices on 1 1 July, with their
accounts for passing vagrants, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the reduction of the amount paid for the relief of the poor by
William Friend, of Limehouse, to 10/- ... ... ... ... ... p. 46

Order referring a petition from the prisoners in Newgate to several of
the Justices, who are to report to the next Court of Quarter Sessions. The
petition sets out that the Order, made by the Court on the 8th of September,
1702, against exacting garnish, &c., from prisoners, was not observed, &c.,
and complains that one Robinson, "then and still turnkey of the prison,
doth daily permit lewd women and known thieves and others to lodge
with the felons all night, provided they pay him i/- for each night's lodging
and satisfy with drink four over-plus otificers, called partners," who are
prisoners set up by the keeper, James Fell, or the turnkey, Robinson.
These partners demand 2/- from every person coming in as a prisoner, and
claim a double allowance of the charity beef and bread ; they are allowed to
strike and abuse the prisoners, and threaten to search and strip those who
refuse to pay the 2/-. Further, the women resorting to the prison daily commit
thefts abroad, and bring the stolen goods into the gaol ... ... p. 47

Order confirming the report of the Justices appointed to consider the
dispute between HoUywell Court and St. Leonard's, Shoreditch : — The
inhabitants of Holywell Court are not to be excluded from the liberty, or to
be allowed to rate themselves, but they are to be excused paying the rate for
the first quarter ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order for setting up posts and a chain upon New Brentford Bridge.
The treasurer of the bridge money reports that New Brentford Bridge is
much " dampnifyed " by the great number of persons passing over it with
their horses, carts, and carriages in the summer time, when they have a
convenient way below the bridge, but will not make use of it. The posts
and chain are to prevent this use of the bridge, and preserve it for foot
passengers... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 51

Order confirming the report made by certain of the Justices, who had
been appointed for the purpose, on the accounts of the late Henry Hawle)^,
treasurer of the bridge money ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.



3 1 8 Aliddlesex County Reco7'ds.

Order for Joseph Evans, churchwarden of the hamlet of Mile End Old
Town, in the parish of Stepney, to pay to Elizabeth Hicks, widow of a former
churchwaiden, the sum of ;^89, being the balance of an account due to her
late husband ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

Order confirming an order of two of the Justices, adjudging William
Cook, one of the ofiicers of Her Majesty's Duty of Excise, late of the parish
of St. John, Margate, to be the father of a male bastard of Mary Hart, late
of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch ... ... ... ... p. 53

Order for confirming an order made by two of the Justices, adjudging
John Hasker, victualler, of Mile End Old Town, Stepney, to be the reputed
father of the female bastard of Mary Needham, wife of Thomas Needham,
late of Bethnal Green, who is a soldier, and in foreign parts ... ... p. 54

Order discharging Sarah Ponder from her apprenticehood with William
Smyth, fisherman, of Hammersmith, who had so ill-treated her that she
desyjaired of her life. She had been apprenticed by the churchwardens, &c.,
of Lee, Essex, and as she had gained a settlement in Hammersmith, was
likely to become chargeable to the parish. The Court ordered Smyth to pay
jQ^ \os. od., which he had received with his apprentice, and double apparel,
to the chapelwardens of Hammersmith... ... . . ... ... p. 55

Order discharging Margaret Carter from her apprenticehood with Hannah
Walsh, of St. Mary-le-Strand, alias Savoy, to whom she had been apprenticed
to learn houswifery, on the ground that the said Hannah had cruelly ill-used
her, and that her master had endeavoured to debauch her ... ... p. 56

A similar order for the di-scharge of Dorothy Carter ... ... p. 57

Order concerning the settlement of Hugh Edwards in the parish of
Paddington. The dispute is between the parishes of Paddington and
St James', Clerkenwell ... ... ... ... ... ... ... i/nd.

Order discharging an order made by two of the Justices, adjudging
Thomas Barnes, barber, of Mile End Old Town, Stepney, to be the father
of the female bastard of Thomasin Hankinson, widow. The Court found
that Charles Hankinson was alive, and had been often seen in London, and
that the child was not a bastard but the daughter of the said Charles. p. 58

Order discharging Jane Best from her apprenticehood with Mary
Macl< donnell, widow of Dennis Mackdonnell, button maker. The mistress
complains that Best had often robbed her, and for that, and for lying out of the
petitioner's house, whoring, and drunkenness, she had been in prison ; but her
said mistress had received her again. Since that time she has been often
drunk, .stayed out at night, assaulted and beaten her, and threatened to
kill her ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 59

The difference of Ann Blow, spinster, and Mrs. Mary Blay, concerning
the sum of ;£() 2>s. od., claimed as wages by the former, is referred to certain
Justices for settlement ; they are to report to the next Court of Quarter
Sessions ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... if>id.

Order discharging an order of two of the Justices, adjudging John
Williams to be the father of the female bastard of Elizabeth Washborne, of
the liberty-above-Bars, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn. The Court
found that the husband, Richard Washborne, was alive ... ... p. 60



Sessions Book 651 — f^^y^ ^7^7- 3^9

Order relieving William Atterbury, labourer, renting a house in Rotton
Row, St. Giles', Cripplegate, from the payment of poor rates, as he is a ver)-
poor man and in mean circumstances ... ... ... ... ... ]). 61

Order discharging Mary Storey from her apprenticehood. She was first
placed with Thomas Parker, hemp-dresser, of Aldersgate Street, London.
Parker assigned her to Richard Godman, " chirurgeon," of St. Sepulchre's.
Godman and his wife falsely accused her of being with child by Richard
Goodwin, and she had been imprisoned in the House of Correction on this
false charge for seven weeks, and on her release Godman refused to receive
her ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Prosse in the parish of
St. Pancras. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and
St. Pancras ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 63

Order concerning the settlement of Ralph Rumball, his wife, Elizabeth,
and his children, Katherine and Mary, in the parish of St. John's, Hackney.
The dispute is between the parishes of St. John's, Hackney, and St. Giles',
Cripplegate ibid.

Order for Colonel William Ashton, late of the liberty of Saffron Hill,
Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, to pay the overseers ^6 10s. od. expended
by them in maintaining Ann Ashton and her child since he left the parish,
and to provide for them in future, \_Vide Sessions Book 633, p. 37] ... p. 65

Joseph Evans, churchwarden of the hamlet of Mile End Old Town, in
the parish of Stepney, petitions the Court that the order made for him to pay
Elizabeth Hicks, widow of John Hicks, a late churchwarden, the sum of
;^89 be set aside. He alleges that since those accounts were audited great
sums have been charged to the inhabitants who have forbidden him to pay
any further sums to Elizabeth Hicks, and that he has no money to repay her.
The Court refused to set aside the order for the payment, but ordered the
churchwardens, &c., to make a rate for the purpose ... ... ... p. 66

Order for raising money in the county to pay the expenses incurred by
the constables in passing vagrants, &c. The amount to be paid by each
parish is set out, and the sum total is ^^399 19^'. l\^d. ... ... pp. 67-70

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

pp. 71, 72
[Pages 73, 75 blank.]

List of twenty persons who have taken the oath of fidelity and subscribed.

P- 74
Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 76, 77

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

Rough memoranda ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 80



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SESSIONS BOOK 652-SEPTEMBER, 1707.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c.

PP- 5-3i> 37-39
[Pages 32-36, 40 blank.]

Order for the regulation of the night watches, which are to be constantly
set and continued from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Lady Day next... ... p. 41

Order for Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, high constable of Holborn
division, to pay Hayford Wainwright, housekeeper of Hicks Hall, the money
for the passing of vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order that the high constables issue instructions to the petty constables to
make returns of all persons selling beer and ale, to the end that those who
have not licenses may be prosecuted according to law... ... ... ibid.

Order for the report and affidavits concerning the misdemeanours and
abuses committed upon the poor debtors in Newgate, to be placed before the
Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Ann Harperley, apprenticed to Ann Gordon,
then of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, muff maker ... ... ... ... p- 43

[Pages 45-62, 65-67 blank.]

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

pp. 63-64

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments.

pp. 68-71

Memoranda : —

" A meeting house is certified to be in the house of Rebeccah Critchlew,
in Baldwin's Gardens, Holborn, of protestant dissenters, called Independents,
and is allowed and registered according to an Act of Parliament in that case
provided," &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 653— OCTOBER, 1707.

Jury panel p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c.

PP- 5-30, 41-45
[Pages 31-40, 46-48 blank.]

Order for a rate to be made in the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, to raise
the money due to John Page, one of the surveyors of the highways in the said
parish, for gravel to repair the said highways ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order of reference as to the erection of a watch-house in Hampstead
Parish. The constables had complained that there had never been any
convenient watch-house in the said parish to protect them from the extremity
of the weather, and had prayed that one might be erected ... ... ibid.



Sessio/is Book 653 — Octobe?', 1707. 321

Order confirming an order adjudging \Villiam Weston, of Marton, near
Mackworth, county of Derb)", to be the father of Rebecca Redgate's female
child ... ... ... ... ... ...' ... ... ... p. 50

Order as to the settlement of Isabel Hutchins. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Saviour's, Southwark, and St. Mary's, Whitechapel... p. 51

Order as to the settlement of Johanna Williams. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Buttolph W'ithout, Aldersgate, and St. Sepulchre's... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Jane, widow of John Soan. The dispute
is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Margaret's, Westmmster.

ibid.

Order excusing Lawrence Elleson, of St. James' Parish, Clerkenwell, from
paying the poor rate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 5 2

John Tully, treasurer of the Haymarket, is ordered to pay to Mr. Robert
Hardisty, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, the money in his hands for
the public uses of this county ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Matthew Dodd, son-in-law of William Pope,
apprenticed to Daniel Gibson, then of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
carpenter ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 53

Certificate granting James Berry, of the city of Oxford, maltster, an
allowance for 57 quarters of malt, which was lost in a barge near Blackwall.

P- 54

Order allowing the appeal of John Lee, of Devereaux Court, St. Clement
Danes, chairman, who has been adjudged the father of Julian Clarke's child,



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