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of the said liberty have so increased that the year's assessment will not pay



Scssiofis Book 4/2 — February, 1690. 7

their pensions, and that the petitioners have disbursed nearly ;;^5o each
more than they have received, and have yet two months more to pay, whicli will
in all amount to above ;^ioo ; the petitioners pray that an additional rate for
three months might be assessed on the said liberty to reimburse the money
by them expended. It is ordered that certain Justices of the Peace (named)
shall enquire into the truth of the complaint and inspect the books of receipts
and disbursements, and if it shall appear that the present assessment is
insufficient, the said Justices are hereby desired to order such further assess-
ment to be made, as to them shall seem meet for the relief of the poor and
the repayment of the petitioners... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

Order on the petition of Grace Elliott, widow, setting forth that in 1687 she
placed her son, Robert Elliott, as an apprentice to John Mascomb, of Ratclifife,
mariner, for five years, at the same time paying the said IMascomb ,^{^15. The
said Mascomb having most inhumanly beaten and ill-treated the said Robert,
the petitioner prays her son may be discharged Irom his master r the Court
hereby discharges the said Robert of his apprenticeship with his said master,
and orders the said Mascomb to deliver to the said apprentice his apparel
and his indenture of apprenticehood ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

The petition of Francis Rogers, setting forth that about three years since
he became an apprentice to Robert Rolph of Wapping, Stepney, a labouring
sawyer, for seven years, and that, in his apprenticeship, he has received ill-usage
from the said Rolph and his wife. Considering he will not derive any benefit
from his hard service, he prays to be discharged. The said Rolph offers to
discharge the said Rogers if EUianor Collins, widow, mother-in-law to the said
Rogers, will give him, the said Rolph, a release for all money due to her for
diet, &c., by her provided for the said apprentice, and the said Rogers, his
bond for the payment of jQ^ more at the end of two years next ensuing. By
the consent of the said parties it is ordered, upon these terms, that the said
apprentice shall be discharged ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 48

Upon the petition of Arthur Burford, showing that in 1687 he served the
office of scavenger in the lower hamlet of Wapping, Whitechapel, and
disbursed ^5 \Zs. 6d. more than he received of the inhabitants there for
cleansing the said hamlet, and praying that he might be repaid, it is ordered
that Robert Davis, chapelwarden of the said hamlet, shall pay the said
Burford the said sum, unless, upon examination of the accounts of the said
Burford, Davis shall make it appear lo John Caine, esquire, J. P., that there is
not so much due ; and what money the said Davis shall pay to the said
Burford, he is to be allowed out of the money collected by rate from the
inhabitants of the said hamlet ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 49

Upon the petition of John Seller, late chapelwarden, of Wapping Hamlet,
showing he was chapelwarden of the said hamlet for 1688 when he disbursed
jQ2^ 2>s. 2d. more than he received, and praying for an order upon the present
chapelwarden for reimbursement : it is ordered that Robert Davis, church-
warden of the said hamlet, pay the petitioner the said sum. Davis affirming
that the money assessed for relief of the poor is insufficient and that he has
already disbursed more than he has received and therefore cannot pay the
petititioner the money, it is ordered that the said Seller and Davis shall attend
at the next General Quarter Sessions and produce their books of receipts
and disbursements, when the Justices will make such order for payment as
to them shall seem meet ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 50



8 Middlesex County Records.

Henry Elliott, convicted for seditious and scandalous words against the
King and Government, is fined five marks, and is to stand in and upon the
pillory, on Monday "seaven night," the loth of March next, near the end of
Bow Street, in Covent Garden, and on Tuesday, the nth of the said month, in
the Strand, near the New Exchange, and on Wednesday following near the
Maypole, in the Strand, for one hour, between lo a.m. and 12 o'clock noon.
He is to find sureties for his good behaviour for a year, and is recommitted to
Newgate until he undergo the punishment and find such security ; then to be
delivered, paying his fees, 17/6 ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 63

John Clancey, convicted for seditious and scandalous words against the
King and Queen, is fined ;^ioo and committed to Newgate for three months
without bail or mainprise. He is to find sureties for his appearance at the next
Sessions after the end of the said three months, and for his good behaviour
fora year. The said Clancey, after the said three months' imprisonment, is to
remain in Newgate until he pay the said fine and find such security : then to
be delivered, paying his fees, 10/4 ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Alphabetical list of names ... ... ... ... ... pp. 67, 68

Memoranda: — "Thomas Savile, sent to Essex for felony att Wescham ;
Robert Fletcher bound before Mr. Johnson for wages,



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