Copyright
Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Pe.

Middlesex county records. Calendar of the sessions books, 1689 to 1709 online

. (page 7 of 49)
Online LibraryGreat Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the PeMiddlesex county records. Calendar of the sessions books, 1689 to 1709 → online text (page 7 of 49)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


the next Court of Quarter Sessions. John Blott, gentleman, one of the high
constables of the hundred of Gore, who attended to support the continued
suppression of the license, was also ordered to appear ... ... ... p. 64

Dispute between the churchwardens, &c., of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields
and St. Martin's-in-the-Fields as to the legal settlement of Mary Pickering,
"a distracted" person. The former complain that Mary Pickering had
been passed into their parish by an order of Walter Brydall and Robert
Feilding, two of the Justices, in the previous November. The Court ordered
the churchw^ardens of St. Giles to convey her into St. Martin's Parish, which
parish was to receive and maintain her, and further pay 40/- to St. Giles,
which had been expended on her relief in that parish ... ... ... p. 65

Mr. Upton, counsel for the inhabitants of the hill at Cowcross, in
St. Sepulchre's Parish, alleges that the order which the constables and
headboroughs of St. Sepulchre's had obtained for the erection of a watch-
house, near the whipping post at Cowcross, was obtained by surprize ; and
that the erecting of the watch-house upon the hill, would be prejudicial to
them in their trades, and prays that a day may be appointed for the hearing,
and that, in the meantime, the execution of the order be stayed. The
Court ordered that the inhabitants of the hill be heard at the next Quarter
Sessions ; the erection of the watch-house in the meantime to be stayed.
\_Vide ante, ^1- (i"i^ - - •■• •■■ ••• •■• ••• ••• ••• P- 67

David Davis convicted for falsely imprisoning William Rogers, and
extorting from him ;^i5 under pretence that he was guilty of high treason,
was fined ^6 135-. 4^., and ordered to stand for an hour in the pillory
at Hammersmith, near the Maypole ; in the meantime he is remanded
to Newgate, until he pay the fine, undergo the punishment, and pay the
fees, ;^ I 45-. 8^. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 69

Upon information by the Right Honourable Henry PoUexfen, knight.
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Sir Thomas Byde, baronet. Sir
Robert Sawyer, knight, Sir Edward Lutwitch, knight, " and other inhabitants
of the Great Square," in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, that many
" robberys " have been lately committed in the square, &c., by the negligence
of the constables of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, in not providing a sufficient
watch, and requesting that they might have liberty to provide and maintain, at
their own cost, a watch in the square. The Court ordered that the
inhabitants might place and maintain a sufficient watch and convenient stand
for the watchmen at their charge in such convenient place in the said
square as they shall think fit ; the watch to be under the command of the
constables of the said division, but not to be removed from the square except
on " emergent occasions " ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 71



Sessions Book 482 — February, 1691. 31

Upon information given by Sir Ambrose Phillips, knight, Thomas Strode,
sergeant-at-la\v, Edward Jennings, John Cooke, Thomas Vernon, esquire, and
other inhabitants of Little Lincoln's Inn Fields, Sheire Lane, and Bell Yard,
in the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Dunstan's in the West, that
many robberies,



Online LibraryGreat Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the PeMiddlesex county records. Calendar of the sessions books, 1689 to 1709 → online text (page 7 of 49)