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Richard ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 55

Order dismissing the appeal of James Taylor, of St. Ann's, Westminster,
cheesemonger, he being adjudged the father of Elizabeth, the child of Mary
Bourke, widow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 56

Order for James Taylor to pay the churchwardens of St. Giles'-in-the-
Fields ^5 for the maintenance of Mary Bourke's child, Elizabeth . . . ibid.

Order for the apprehension of all persons with wheelbarrows exposing
wares for sale, and carrying dice, whereby they use unlawful means to defraud
Her Majesty's subjects ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 57

Thomas Vaughan, Thomas Davis, Thomas and Edward Knight are
convicted for a false accusation against \\'iniam Guilham ; they are severally
fined ^5, and are to be put in and upon the pillory at or near the Maypole in
the Strand, for an hour, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon, wath an
inscription over their heads describing their offence. It is further ordered
that the said four prisoners, for a false accusation against Edward Barker,
apothecary, be each fined a further sum of ^5, and be stripped naked
from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail from Temple
Bar to Charing Cross. Thomas Vaughan and Thomas Davis are committed
to Newgate until they pay their fines and undergo their punishment, then to
be delivered, paying their fees, severally 30/-, in all ;^3 ... ... P- 58



322 Middlesex County Records.

Order of reference as to the accounts of John Warner and Andrew Rich-
mond, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes' Parish ... p. 59

Order of reference as to the accounts of Hayford Wainwright, gentleman,
crier of this court, of all money received and paid for the public use, and for
the passing of vagrants ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 60

Order for Mr. Wainwright to pay ^i i.f. dd. to Mr. Richard Forster,
gentleman, for his pains in taking several examinations as to abuses com-
mitted in Newgate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 62-71 are blank.]

Names of those who took the oaths ... ... ... ... p. 7 2

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

PP- 73, 74
Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments. pp. 76-79

Memoranda as to indictments, commitments, &c. ... ... p. 80



SESSIONS BOOK 654— DECEMBER, 1707.

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

[Pdge 4 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. ... ... pp. 5-28

[Pages 29-36 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments ... pp. 37-39

[Page 40 blank.]

Order for discharging John Curtis, son of Prudence Curtis, from his
apprenticeship to Philip Bollard, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
joiner ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 41

Order to dismiss the petition of William Macgill, praying that his
son-in-law, Egglas Green, may be discharged from his apprenticeship to John
Bainbridge, of Fisher Street, Red Lion Scjuare, in the parish of St. Andrew,
Holborn, " perukemaker " ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 42

[Pages 43-62 blank.]

Lists of names under the headings New Prison and Hou.se of Correction.

P- 63
[Page 65 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances ... i)p. 66-69

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments and committals, p. 70



Sessions Book 655 — /aiinary, 1708. 323

SESSIONS BOOK 655— JANUARY, 1708.

Jury ])anel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

Mi.scellaneou.s memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c.

PP- 5-23, 37-39
[Pages 24-36, 40-44 blank.]

Order for the attendance of all parties concerned, at the hearing and
determination of the appeal of Richard Price, gentleman, and others against
the return of the writ of ad quod da/iipnutii, as to a license to be granted tO'
Charles, Lord Ossulston. \_Vide Sessions Book No. 645, p. 53] ... P- 45

Order for the hearing of the appeal as to the settlement of Thomas Inns
and Martha, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and
Padbury, in the county of liucks ... ... ... ..- ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Bayly, spinster. The dispute
is between the parishes of Heese and Heston in this county ... ... p- 46

Order for the discharge of John Horton, apprenticed to Peter Fountain,
of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, barber and periwig maker ... ... ibid.

William Powell, of St. Sepulchre's Parish, is admitted as a pensioner upon
the fund for maimed soldiers and mariners, it having been proved he served on
board the " Litchfield," where he was disabled... ... ... ... p- 47

Order as to the settlement of Mary Brooke, widow, and her five children,
Pentecost, Martha, Sarah, Edward, and Nathaniel. The dispute is between
the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Andrew's, Holborn ... ... p. 48

Order for the chapelwardens of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow and Old
Ford to pay the money due to Samuel Barwick and Robert Hardisty, former
chapelwardens of the said hamlet ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of John Singleton and Susannah, his wife.
The dispute is between the parishes of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and
St. Michael's, Cornhill ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 49

Order as to the settlement of John Saddler and his wife. The dispute
is between the parishes of Harmondsworth and Cowley ... ... p. 50

Order as to the settlement of Jane Wood, spinster. The dispute is
between the parishes of Friern Barnet and St. Mary, Islington ... p. 5 i

Order as to the settlement of Margaret, wife of Charles Wroth. The
dispute is between the parishes of Loughton, in the county of Essex, and
St. Botolph's, Aldgate ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order confirming the report of certain Justices as to the payment of the
poor rates by William Hagar, of Bethnal Green Hamlet, Stepney Parish,
brewer ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 52

Order as to the settlement of Thomas Shephard. The dispute is
between the parishes of Chiswick and Greenford ... ... ... p. 53

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324 Middlesex County Records.

Edward Dalton, convicted for cheating Edward Clarke, is fined ;,^5 ; he is
to be openly whipped at a cart's tail from Holborn Bars, St. Andrew's Parish,
Holborn, to and against the Parish Church of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and is
committed to Newgate until he pay the fine and undergo the punishment ; then
to be delivered, paying his fees ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 54

[Pages 56-63, 67, 71 blank.]

Names of those taking oaths ... ... ... ... ... p. 64

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

pp. 65, 66

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar
of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 6S-7 o

Miscellaneous memoranda as to names of jurymen, appearances, commit-
ments, &c.

" Captain Boyle Smyth at \^'hite Posts, in Great Rider Street, St. James's."

p. 72

SESSIONS BOOK 656— FEBRUARY, 1708.

Jury panel p. 3

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments ... pp. 5-18

[Pages 19, 20 blank.]

Representation from the Lords of the Council to the Duke of Bedford,
and the Justices, dated from the Council Chamber, Kensington, 25 January,
1708, recommending the effectual execution of the Act relating to recruits.
The sum of 20/- is to be paid to the parish officers for each person brought
before the magistrates to be enlisted, and the sum of ;^5 shall be given
to every volunteer; such volunteer to have his discharge after three years'
service if he desire it. The Duke and the Justices are to give an account of
their proceedings in the matter, with the names and numbers of the recruits
raised ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 21

Order for the discharge of Alice Rudyard, apprenticed to Elizabeth Goss,
sempstress... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 22

Order for the discharge of John Skidder, apprenticed to John Hurrey, of
Mile End New Town, Stepney Parish, weaver ... ... ... ... p. 23

Order for the discharge of Diana Hussey, apprenticed to Stephen Gore,
of Hammersmith, and Elizabeth, his wife, child's coat-maker ... ... p. 24

Order of reference as to the accounts of James Hawley, esquire, treasurer
of the money raised for repairing Brentford and Chertsey Bridges ... p. 25

Letter from J. Thurston to General Clmrchill, dated at Whitehall,
I March, 1708, acquainting him that the county of Middlesex, the city of
London, and the city and liberty of Westminster are allotted for the two
regiments of Foot Guards, and requesting him to order that the chief officers
be informed of the respective places where the Justices will meet on the
18th instant, for the receiving and delivering over of the recruits. Further
instructions on the subject ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 26



Si'ssio/is Bool' 657 — April, 1708. 325

Election of Jeremiah Boreman, gentleman, to the post of keeper of the
New Prison, Clerkenwell, in the place of Abel Weeks, gentleman, deceased.

p. 28

Order for ^ViIliam Kilnes to be recommended to Jeremiah BorL-man as
his deputy and clerk, the said William having servfed in that capacity during
Abel Weeks' term of office ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 29

[Pages 30-35, 39-64 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the accounts of James Havvley, treasurer
of the fund for Brentford and Chertsey Bridges ; the election of Jeremiah
Boreman, ^V'^illiam Kilnes recommended to be his deputy ; election of John
Mills as chief constable of Holborn Division, in the room of Nathaniel
Chandler, gentleman, deceased ; the license of John Beverley, of .St. Giles'-in-
the-Field.s, recommended to be stopped or suppressed ; acquittals, indict-
ments, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... pp. 36-38

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

pp. 65, 66

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

Memoranda as to indictments, colt money, &:c. ... ... ... p. 72



SESSIONS BOOK 657— APRIL, 1708.

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

Orders appointing treasurers : —

1. For the maimed soldiers' and sailors' fund —

(a) Hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, John Cleeve,
esquire, in the place of David Hechstetter, esquire.

{b) Hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, Jasper
English, es luire, in the place of Thomas Cullum, esquire.

2. For the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals —

ia) For Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, John Mills, gentleman.
{b) For Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, John Styles, gentle-
man.
The rates of wages and assize of bread continued as in previous years.

p. 4

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, t&c. ... pp. 5-52

[Pages 53-56 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. ... ... pp. 57, 58

Rough memorandum as to a rate for passing vagrants, romley... ... ... ... P- 69



St'ssio/is Book 657 — Ap7'il, 1708. 327

The appeal of Henry AVhitchcot, \Villiam Bussey, Richard Winfield,
Thomas Odell, and Edward Cooke against an additional rate for the relief of
the poor of Finchley, was referred to certain of the Justices for settlement.

p. 70

Order continuing John Tully, esquire, treasurer of the Haymarket, and
Edward Lawrence as collector. The state of the accounts is set out, and the
same is confirmed by the Court ... ... ... ... ... pp. 71, 72

Order fining John Denton, alias Dunton, the sum of 6^., and sentencing
him to a whipping at a cart's tail from the Bell alehouse in Whitecross Street,
St. Giles', Cripplegate, to the Post and Chain in the same street, for speaking
seditious words, and profanely cursing the Queen's Majesty ... ... p. 73

Richard Jackson, churchwarden of St. Andrew's, Holborn, the court
leet jury, and several other inhabitants, represent to the Court that Richard
Sherman, Arthur Yarvvell, William Gill, Thomas Bournham, Richard Hilliard,
Hugh Duckworth, and John Cox were, on the 7th of April, approved by the
Justices at the Court House in Bloomsbury, and " on the Sunday following,
together with the churchwarden, proclaimed overseers of the poor in the
parish church." In spite of this John Wisewall, John Wilsanck, a foreigner,
and Thomas Dorrington, and John Leonard took upon themselves to act as
overseers. These last claimed to have been appointed by the Justices sitting
at the King's Head in Holborn on the 6th of April. The Court confirmed
the appointment of the overseers made at the earlier of the two dates... ibid.

Ordered that the accounts of James Walter, gentleman, and Benjamin GiroU,
late chapelwardens, and of William Andrews, Nevinson Taylor, Ambrose Page,
and William Henley, late overseers, etc., of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow,
Old Ford, be audited and examined by certain of the Justices, w^ho are to
settle the matter and report at the next Quarter Sessions ... ... p. 75

The Court, being informed that riots, routs, and other misdemeanours
have been frequently committed at a fair held in the month of May in the
parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, called May Fair, desires the Justices living
in that district to have the headboroughs, constables, and other peace officers
before them, and give them orders to attend the fair in turns, and to see that
the peace is kept ; officers neglecting their duty are to be brought to condign
punishment ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 76

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas and Martha Inns in the
parish of Padbury, near Buckingham. The dispute is between the parishes
of Padbury and Bethnal Green ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 7 7

The petition of Robert Leicester for discharge from his apprenticehood
w^as dismissed. He had been apprenticed to Hezekiah Lawrence, shipwright,
of the parish of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, who had neglected him, and on his
death his w'ife, Ann, had not caused Leicester to be instructed in his trade.

ibid.

Order for the discharge of Margaret Berry from her apprenticehood with
Thomas Butterfield, cane chair-maker, of Wapping in Stej^ney, not on the
ground of alleged cruelty, but because the indenture was void in law ... p- 78

Order for discharging Matthew Compton from his apprenticehood with
Henry Hawes, blacksmith, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. When
the apprentice had ser\ ed about a year his master enlisted as a soldier and



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went to Flanders, assigning his apprentice to another blacksmith in the parish,
John Walton. About six weeks since ^Valton's goods were seized by his
landlord, and he fled, leaving the apprentice destitute ... ... ... P- 79

Order confirming the account of James Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the
bridge money, and authorising Thomas CuUum, esquire, late treasurer for the
Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth Hundreds, to pay Mr. Hawley ;^2o for
the repairs of Braintford Bridge and Chertsey Bridge ... ... ... p. 80

Order for discharging Samuel Stone, one of the high constables for the
hundred of Spelthorne, on his representation that he has served for two years,
and cannot serve "without great trouble and damage by reason of his frequent
absences from his family." John Neale, gentleman, is appointed in his place.

p. 81

Order discharging Thomas Stone, of Shepperton, from serving as constable ;
he had served that office for over two years, and no court leet had been held
there. Richard Coombes is appointed in his place ... ... ... ibid.

[Pages 82-84 blank.]

Order for raising ^400 from the various parishes in the county to pay the
expenses incurred b\' the constables in conveying vagrants. The amount due
from each parish is set out ... ... ... ... ... pp. 85-88

[Pages 89-95 blank.]

List of forty-two persons taking the oaths ; amongst them are W'hite
Kennettj'S.T.P., Dean of Peterborough, and Henry Read, dissenting minister.

p. 96

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

pp. 97, 98
[Page 99 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments ... ... ... ... pp. 100, loi

Alphabetical list of recognizances ... ... ... ... p[). T02-104

[Pages 105-107 blank.]

Rough memoranda relating to various orders, &c., colt money.
Certified that there is a meeting of protestant dissenters in the house of
William Wild, yeoman, of "Sipson," in the parish of Harmondsworth. p. 108



SESSIONS BOOK 658 MAY, 1708.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictment.s, acquittals, &c.

PP- 5 - 'o, 33-35
[Pages 21-32, 36-38 blank.]

Order for Mary, widow and administratrix of Nathaniel Chandler, gentle-
man, late chief constable of Holborn Division, to attend with the books and
accounts of her late husband, relating to the public moneys by him received
and [)aid ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ]). 39



Sessio/is Book 659 — Ja^y, 1708. 329

Order o'i reference as to the accounts of William (iunson, gentleman,
former treasurer of the fund for the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals
within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore ... ... p. 39

Order for the discharge of John Harrold, "late a poor child of Christ's
Hospital," apprenticed to Francis Row, shipwright ... ... ... p. 40

[Pages 41-52, 55-59 l)lank.]

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

PP-53, 54
Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments, pp. 60-63

Miscellaneous memoranda as to commitments, colt money : "" Person
committed, for selling pretended Prince of Wales' pictures, by ('olonel
Plumer and Mr. Metcalfe, not to be discharged."

Francis Moore, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, dancing master, is
bound over to appear at the next Quarter Sessions for recusancy, but having
taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, as appears by certificate of
Mr. Bealing and Mr. Lavign of the 15th of March last, his recognizance to
appear is to be respited, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 64



SESSIONS BOOK 659-JULY, 1708.

Jury panels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 3

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

PP- 5-54, 57-59
[Pages 55, 56, 60 blank.]

Order for the further adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement
of Mary, widow of ^Villiam Bartholomew, with her two children, Thomas
and Katherine. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles' Without,
Cripplegate, and St. Olave's, Silver Street ... ... ... ... p. 61

Order for the discharge of Hosea, son of Philip Prickat, late of

St. Botolph, Aldersgate, deceased, apprenticed to Joseph Holdworth, of

St. Sepulchre's Parish, cordwainer. The said Holdworth is also described as

a soldier in Her Majesty's service ... ... ... ... ... p. 62

Order for the discharge of William, son of James Dunkerly, of St.
Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch. apprenticed to Robert Cole, of Whitechapel
Parish, weaver ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p- 63

Order as to the settlement of Clement Farmer, and Ann, his wife.
The dispute is between the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Leonard,
Fo.ster Lane ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ilnd.

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, widow of James Flint. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's, Westminster, and St. Giles'-in-
the-Fields . . . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 64

Order as to the settlement of Simon Bradley and Sarah, his wife. The
dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and Christ Church, Surrey. iind.



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Order as to the settlement of James Thomas, a child about three years
of age. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne and St. James,
Westminster ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 65

Order as to the settlement of Silvester Webb, Elizabeth, his wife, and
Ann and Mary, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of South
^lymms and High Barnet, otherwise Chipping Barnet... ... ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of Samuel, son of James Mathews, apprenticed
to Roger Wells, of Teddington, carpenter ... ... ... ... p. 66

Order of reference as to the accounts of William Jeane.s, tallow chandler,
former overseer of the poor of St. Clement Danes ... ... ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Timothy Kerby, Josibed, his wife, and their
si.\ children, Timothy, Martha, Mary, Thoma.s, Sophia, and Sarah. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. Bride's and St. Andrew's, Holborn.

p. 68

Order as to the settlement of Hannah Chaddock, widow. The dispute
is l)etween the parishes of Christ Church and St. Katherine's... ... ibid.

Order as to the settlement of Mary Bonner, a child of 10 years. The
dispute is between the parishes of St. James', Clerkenwell, and St. Andrew's,
Holborn ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 69

Order for the discharge of Milicent Hall, spinster, apprenticed to William
Beckett, of Stepney Parish, "thrower," on account of ill-usage ... ibid.

Order for the discharge of John Cleeve, esquire, treasurer of the fund
for maimed soldiers, in Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore Hundreds. David
Hechstetter is appointed in his place ... ... ... ... ... p. 70

Order for the repair of the sheds on each side of the courtyard, and of
the gates at the entrance to the .said courtyard, at Hicks Hall ... p. 71

Mary Price, convicted, with others (unnamed), for a notorious conspiracy,
fraud, and misdemeanour, is fined 6^. ; she is to be stripped naked from the
middle upwards, and pubhcly whipped at a cart's tail from the Savoy Gate, in
the Strand, to Charing Cross, until her body be bloody. She is remanded to
Newgate until she undergo the punishment, then to be delivered, paying her



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