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Westminster, a poor maimed soldier. Shows that he has been a pensioner
about 30 years, and is very aged and infirm ; the number of pensioners in
this county being much decreased he prays an addition to his pension.
Ordered that his pension be augmented by 40/- a year, the said pensioner to
receive, for the future, ;!^5 yearly out of the public money of this county p. 76

Upon the dispute between John Sellers, chapelwarden of Wapping
Hamlet, Whitechapel, for 1688, and John Welby, present chapelwarden,
concerning the payment of ;;^i5 8^. 4^. {sic) due to the said Sellers for money
disbursed by him during his term of office, it is ordered that the said Welby



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pay the said Sellers £\o forthwith, and the remaining £,^ ^s. icd. {sic) on or
before the ist of June next. \_Vtde Sessions Book, 481, p. 59] ••• P- 76

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens and ancient
inhabitants of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields. Shows that there are
divers sums of money expended yearly for the repair of the highways in the
said parish, for the raising of which money a rate has been yearly made by
the general consent of the inhabitants, but that certain housekeepers refuse to
pay the said rate, there being no law to compel them before the provision
made for that ])urpose in the late Act for cleansing the streets ; and that ihe
common highways in the said parish cannot be sufficiently repaired without
the help of the said Act. They pray an order for making an assessment on
the inhabitants of the said parish for the repair of the said highways for this
present year 1 69 1. Ordered accordingly ... ... ... ... p- 77

Order of reference to two Justices (named), concerning a bastard child,
whereof Thomas Holliers, of Kensington, is the reputed father ... p. 78

Dispute between Anthony Pinckney, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, cooper,
and Edward Markley, his apprentice, concerning the discharge of the said
apprentice : upon proof that the said Pinckney is a prisoner for debt, and
incapable of providing for or instructing the said apprentice, it is ordered that
the said Markley be discharged ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 79

Proceedings upon the petition of John Read, of Goswell Street, victualler,
and of Elizabeth, his wife. Shows that Peter Ayres, late of Wapping Hamlet,
Whitechapel, mariner, died at sea last May on his voyage home from the
Canaries, where he went about August, 1689, leaving a widow, Susanna (who
shortly after died), and two children, and that at the request of the said
Susanna, who was the sister of the said Elizabeth, the petitioner took care of
the two children, one of whom was apprenticed and the other placed in Christ's
Hospital ; and that the chapelwarden has appropriated all the said Susanna's
goods, together with ^^9 9^-. 9^., being the wages of the said Peter. Prays that
the said chapelwarden be compelled to make the petitioners satisfaction for
the same. Ordered that John Welby, the chapelwarden, do attend the
Justices at their next meeting at Mile End, and show how he has disposed of
the said goods and money ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 80

Order for paving Kensington Square : — By their certificate, dated the
14th of January last, five Justices have certified that, pursuant to an Act
for paving and cleansing the streets in the cities of London and Westminster,
and suburbs and liberties thereof, &c. ; they had viewed a new street in the town
of Kensington, leading from the middle of the said town to the new street
called the Square, and also the east, north, and south sides of the said square ;
and that they considered the said new street leading to the said square, that is
to say, the common road or highway leading through Kensington aforesaid to
the said new street, called the Square, fit to be paved with stone, and also the
east, north, and south sides of the square, " from the place designed for free-
stone pavement before the several and respective houses there, to the rails in
the said square." Ordered that the paving be carried out by the 24th of
June next ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 81

Order for paving Beak Street: — Certificate, dated the 15th of April
instant, of two Justices, that they have inspected the common highway called



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Beak Street, in the par'sh of St. Jame:>'.s, within the liberty of Westminster,
and that they consider the said street fit to be paved with stone, from the
corner of Major Ogar's house to Swallow Street, containing in length 45 yards,
and in breadth " forty-five yards more or less." Ordered that the said street
be paved by the 24th of June next ... ... ... ... ... p. 82

A like certificate, of the same date, concerning the inspection of the
common highway called Swallow Street, St. James's Parish, Westminster.
It is adjudged fit to be paved with stone, from the house of Adam Motte to the
houses of Mr. Maidwell and Mr. Hinch, in the same street, containing in
length 117 yards, and in breadth 8 yards "more or less." Ordered that the
said street be paved by the 24th of June next ... ... ... ... p. 80

Order for Sara Drew to be passed from the Liberty of the Rolls, in the
parish of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, to the parish of St. Mary, Aldermary,
where she was last legally settled ... ... ... ... ... p. 84

Proceedings upon the petition of Deborah Peirson, on behalf of her son
Henry. Shows that she apprenticed her said son for seven years to Thomas
Davis, of Shadwell, mariner, and that the said Davi'^ died on the 20th of
January, 1688. His widow, Sarah, being incapable of instructing the said
apprentice, petitioner prays that the said Henry may be discharged. Upon
proof that the said Sarah had provided an able mariner to instruct the said
apprentice, and that the said apprentice was in His Majesty's service, and in
receipt of 32/- monthly, of which the said Sarah ought to have the benefit for
the remainder of the term, it is ordered that the petition be discharged, and
that the said apprentice do serve the said Sarah until the expiration of his
apprenticehood ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 85

Proceedings upon the petition of John Jewks, Timothy Ware, and others,
inhabitants withm the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch. Shows that they
are rated towards the scavengers rate in the said parish, and that the said Jewks
is now chosen scavenger, notwithstanding that they dwell in Kingsland Road,
and have nothing to do with the pavements, neither did they in time past ever
pay towards cleansing the streets ; they pray direction whether they who live
on the highway and distant from the pavements should pay the said rate, or be
chosen for the said office. The Court is of opinion that all inhabitants of the
said parish who live distant from the pavements ought to contribute to the
said rate in proportion with those who live in the streets, lanes, and alleys
already paved ; and that John Jewks is duly elected and ought to serve in the
said otifice. Ordered accordingly ... ... ... ... ... p. 86

Petition of the churchwardens of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, St. Andrew's,
Holborn, and St. Clement Danes. Shows that, in Hilary term last, George
Howard, the Sheriff's bailiff, levied upon the churchwardens of the two first-
named parishes ^10 each, and upon those of the latter ^9, by virtue of an
execution obtained by William Brookes against the inhabitants of Ossulston
Hundred, for a robbery committed in the said hundred ; and prays that the
said sum be assessed proportionably throughout the said hundred. It is
referred to the Justices residing in or near St. Giles' Parish to consider, at
their next meeting, to be held at the " Court House, in Bloomsbury in
Holborn," what the said Howard has levied of the petitioners, and to assess it
according to their discretions ; after such assessment made, the constables, &c..



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are to tax and assess the inhabitants of the hundred according to their abilities
to pay ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ••• ••• P- 87

Upon the petition of George Howard, showing that he was apprenticed
to Wilham Peirce, of St. Giles's Without, Cripplegate, weaver, for seven years,
and that the said Peirce is now a prisoner in the King's Bench, and incapable
of providing for him, and praying he may be discharged from his apprentice-
ship, it is ordered that the said apprentice be discharged from his
apprenticeship ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 88

Certificate, dated the 14th of January last, of five Justices (named), and
pursuant to the Act of 2 William and Mary, that they have viewed and
inspected the north side of the highway in the town of Kensington, and that
they consider it fit to be paved with stone from the east end of the house of
Thomas Johnson, gentleman, then untenanted, there westward to the west end of
that of John Watkins, blacksmith ; and that they had inspected the south side
of the said highway, which they considered fit to be paved, from the east side
of Mr. Coleby's door, westward to the west side of a door entering the garden
of John Simmons, a gardener, "over against the house of the aforesaid John
Watkins." Ordered that the said highways be paved by the 24th day of June
next p. 89

Order that Thomas Arundell, gentleman, and treasurer for the maimed
soldiers for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, do pay Alice
Bradford, widow of Henry Bradford, a poor maimed soldier, 17/6 for a cjuarter's
pension, due last Lady Day ... ... ... ... ... ... p, 90

Petition of Richard Slater and John Whalett, scavengers for Norton
Folgate Liberty, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, for 1690. Shows
that the money assessed and collected for cleansing the streets will not
amount to the sum agreed upon to pay the rakers, and prays an order for a
rate for payment of the money due. Ordered that an assessment according
to a pound rate be imposed upon the inhabitants of the said liberty for the
expense incurred in cleansing the streets. Instructions concerning the
payment of the same ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for determining the last legal settlement of William Bake at the



next Sessions



p. 91



Order to view a highway [in the parish of Kensington] on Thursday, the
2ist of May next. William Feild and Edward Martin to be present on the
part of the King and Queen, and Francis Gotobed and John Ilford on the part
of the inhabitants. The result of such view to be exhibited at the Sessions to
be held on Tuesday, the 26th of May next ... ... ... ... p. 92

Upon the account of Henry Hawley, treasurer of the money raised for
repairing Chertsey and Brentford bridges, and it appearing by the certiorate
of certain Justices (named) that they had carefully examined the account (the
balance of which is £,^o \s. lod.), and had found the same to be correct ; it
is ordered that the .said account be ratified and confirmed ... ... p. 93

Order for passing William Hamby from Hampton Wick to the parish of
Atherton, in Southampton, he being the child of Elizabeth Baker, wife of



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Bartholomew Baker, who was last legally settled in the said parish of Atherton,
Isle of Wight ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 94"

Order for John Turner and John Gravett to be headboroughs of Ickenham,
in the place of William Gravett and John Marlow, yeomen, who have served
in the aforesaid office for two years and upwards ... ... ... p. 95

Upon the petition of James Bayly and James Pulman, mariners, and John
Tyzack, gendeman, inhabitants of Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, showing they
were chosen scavengers, contrary to a certain Act, it is ordered that James
Bayly and James Pulman be discharged from serving as scavengers, they being
masters of ships and seldom at home, but that John Tyzack be duly elected
to the said office [vide ante, p. 75] ... ... ... ... ... p. 96

Ann Eccleston, convicted for obtaining "twenty pieces, culled shillings"
of false money, with the intent of passing the same as good and lawful coin
of the realm, is fined 10 marks, and is ordered "to be stripped naked from
the middle upwards," and to be whipped at a cart's tail " until her body be
bloody," on Saturday, the 25th of April instant, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock
noon, from Holborn Bars to St. Giles's Pound. She is committed to New
Prison until she undergo the punishment ; then to be delivered, paying her
fees, 17/6 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 97

Alice Nayland, convicted for obtaining three ounces of silver clippings,
knowing the same to have been clipped from the current coin of the realm,
is fined to marks, and is ordered to stand upon the pillory near the Maypole
in the Strand, on Monday, the 27th of April "instant," for one hour,
between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon; she is committed to New Prison
until she undergo the punishment ; then to be delivered, paying her fees,
17/6 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Jane, wife of Humphrey Burton, convicted for procuring three ounces of
silver clippings, one file and two pairs of shears for clipping money, is fined
10 marks, and is ordered to stand upon the pillory, near the Maypole in the
Strand, on Monday next, the 27th of April, for one hour, between 10 a.m.
and 12 o'clock noon. She is committed to New Prison until she pay
the fine, and undergo the punishment ; then to be delivered, paying her
fees, 15/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 98

George Robinson, John Banfeild, and James Osborne, convicted for
illegally impressing Evan Price, with the intent of extorting money from him,
are severally fined 5 marks, and are ordered to stand in and upon the pillory on
Saturday next, the 25th of April, for one hour, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock
noon, before the great gates of Hickshall, in St. John Street ; they are
committed to New Prison until they undergo the punishment, and then to be
delivered, paying their fees, 17/6 each ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

William Hodges, convicted for profanely cursing His Majesty, is fined
20 nobles, and ordered to stand in and upon the pillory on Monday, the
27th of April, near the Maypole in the Strand, and on Tuesday, the 28th,
against Gray's Inn Gate, in the High Street, in Holborn, for one hour,
between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon of each day, and to remain in prison
for three months, without bail or mainprize. Afterwards the said Hodges
is ordered to find sureties for his appearance at the next Sessions to



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be held at the end of the said three months, and to be of good behaviour for
twelve months next ensuing ; he is committed to New Prison until he pay
the said fine, undergo the punishment, and find such surety as aforesaid, then
to be delivered, paying his fees, 19/10 ... ... ... ... ... p- 99

John Newell convicted fur obtaining 100 pieces of false money for illegal
purposes, is fined to marks, and is ordered to be stripped naked from the
middle upwards and whipped at a cart's tail until his body be bloody, on
Fric ay, the 8th of May next, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon, from
Holborn Bars to St. Giles's Pound ; and he is further ordered to find sureties
for his appearance at the next Sessions, and to be of good behaviour for one
year next ensuing ; he is committed to Newgate until he pay the fine,
undergo the punishment, and find such security, then to be delivered, paying
his fees, 19/4 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... P- 99

Sarah, the wife of the said John Newell, indicted for the like offence,
and acquitted, is to be delivered out of Newgate, upon payment of her
fee, 15/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 100

Robert Niccolls, indicted for defrauding Henry Lanyon, " of severa
goods and clothes by a false token," is fined 40 marks, and is ordered to stand
in and upon the pillory before the great gates of Hickshall, on Saturday, the
25th of April "instant," between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon; he is com-
mitted to New Prison until he pay the said fine, and undergo the punishment,
then to be delivered, paying his fees, 17/6 ... ... ... ... ibid.

Upon the information that Henry, Lord Viscount Sydney, has received
some misinformation touchmg the proceedings of this Court against the
Sheriff ot Middlesex, for respiting the judgment given against John Burch and
John Meere, upon his lordship's letter ; it is ordered that certain Justices
(named) do attend his lordship, oti the 26th instant, at 5 p.m. to inform him
of their proceedings in the matter, and that no reflections were made on his
lordship touching his said letter ... ... ... ... ... p. loi

Order that Mr. Robert Hardisty, attorney of their Majesties' Court of
King's Bench at Westminster, do appear for the inhabitants of Ossulston

Hundred, at the suit of Lloyd, for a robbery committed upon him in

the said hundred ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Order for respiting the recognizances of all persons indicted for recusancy
until the next Quarter Sessions (the names, and, in some instances, the trades,
are given) ... p. 102

A like order for respiting the recognizances entered into by John
Richmond, Francis Scale, and John Ranton ... ... ... P- ^o3

Memoranda headed New Prison ... ... ... ... pp. 10 1, 105

Indenture of apprenticeship of William, son of William Johnson, formerly
of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, patten maker, to Daniel Flewry,
dated 20 April, 1691, to learn the art of a weaver, and to serve for seven
years ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 107.

The like of John, son of John Tall, citizen and fishmonger of London,
to Anthony Robinson, of St. Clement Danes, tailor, dated 21 April, 1691 ;
to serve for eight years ... ... ... ... ... ... P« 107



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The like of John, son of WiUiam Hartwell, of Holborn, blacksmith, to
Gideon Ware, of the same, gunsmith, dated 21 April, 1691 ; to serve for
seven years ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ilnd.

[Pages loS, 109 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names, headed calendar of indictments, and
recognizances ... ... ... ... ... ... .... pp. 110-114

Memoranda:-—

" John Farr, of the parish of St. Sepulchre, order to appear by

Mr. Hardisty art the county's charge to defend this suit, the trunk being
taken in the night, when F'arr was on his watch, on suspicion of being
stolne.

" Christopher Meidell, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants
in Nightingale Lane, att the house of John James, Wapping.

"Thomas Gibbons, of Ickenham, yeoman, sworn constable in the place
of William Osmond, 26 May, '91" ... ... ... ... p. 115

Further memoranda as to the appointment of constables, headboroughs,
&c. The following meeting-houses are recorded.

" Dr. Daniel Rolls, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants
at the New Chappell in Charles Street in Long Acre, in the parish of
St. Martm's-in-the-Fields.

" Stephen Lobb, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants at
his house in Hampstead.

" Robert Hopkins, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants
at his house in St. Paul. Covent Garden, Parish, Shandes Street.

"John Reeson, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants in
the same parish, Hare Street.

" Henry Slade, preacher to a congregation of dissenting protestants in
the pnrish of St. Clement Danes."

Meeting house for Quakers at Tottenham Highcrosse, recorded p. 116



SESSIONS BOOK 485- MAY, itgi.

Jury list ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 7

Memoranda as to recognizances ... ... ... ... pp 8-35

List of those in fhe New Prison and in the House of Correction p. 39

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of Harefield, to pay ^4 8^. 6d. to
Captain Thomas Jones, keeper of New Prison, for the charge of maintaining
Mary Johnson, committed from that parish during her sickness and till her
death ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 43

Order to Charles Pratten, late constable of the Strand, to pay ^i 85. 8^.
each to John Smyth and Robert Circuit, their wages, by agreement during the
time that he was constable of the Strand ... ... ... ... p. 44

Order for discharging Samuel Page from his apprenticeship with William
Knott, plaisterer, of St. Andrew's, Holborn. Proved by Edward Tallant and



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others that Knott had neglected to provide his apprentice with wholesome
diet, &€., and had not instructed him in his trade ... ... ... P- 44

Similar order discharging Francis Quarrell from his indentures with
William Gatley, colourman, of St. Buttolph Without, Aldgate. Quarrell
complained that his master had compelled him to carry great burthens and
given him "imoderate correction," and, on 2g April, "had turned him out of
doors." William Gatley did not appear, though on the oath of Thomas
Swinnerton it was shewn he had had due notice ... ... ... P- 45

Order for '' Madam " Jane Lukener to pay ^8 6^-. od. due to John
Stayner as wages, which she had refused to pay. Mrs. Lukener insisted that
Stayner had by his carelessness as coachman overturned her coach, and by
his negligence had done her other considerable mischief. Mrs. Lukener
confessed that she then lived, and for several years past had lived, apart from
her husband and had an allowance of ;^i5o for her separate maintenance.

Order for Thomas Bennett, chirurgeon, of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, to pay
^20 to his apprentice, Thomas Hotchkin, out of ;^3o claimed by the said
apprentice. Hotchkin alleged "that his master hath sent him to sea, and
forced him to buy all his own medicines which cost above thirty pounds."
Bennett insisted that he was entitled to their Majesties' pay for the service of
the apprentice, and that he was willing to allow what was " reasonable for
medicines," but that the medicines were too dear, and bought without his
consent ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 47

An order respiting the recognizances of Richard Pritchett, Sir Roger
Lestrange; knight, Leonard Scott, John Keel, Ann Golding, Jane Desoe,
Margaret Nutbrowne, William Harden, Richard Hambleton, Vincent Renier,
Charles Booth, Margaret Chapman, and Charles Coleman ... ... p. 48

[Pages 49-63 blank.]

Calendar of indictments ... ... ... ... ... pp. 64, 65

Calendar of recognizances ... ... ... ... ... pp. 66, 67

SESSIONS BOOK 486— JULY, 1691.

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, appearances, &c

PP- 3-24

Proceedings in a dispute between the churchwardens of St. Margaret's,
VVestminster, and those of St. James's, within the liberty of Westminster,
concerning the last legal settlement of Anne Cooper and her child, Charles ;
it appearing that they were not last lawfully settled in St. Margaret's, where
they now remain, it is ordered that they be conveyed to the said parish of
St. James's ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens of St. Anne's,
within the liberty of Westminster, showing that about ^z^o has been necessarily
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an order for an assessment to be made for the same ; the Justices (according to
the Act, 30 Charles II, for making part of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-
Fields, a new parish, to be called the parish of St. Anne's, within the Liberty
of Westminster) allow the sum of ;^6o to be assessed for the reimbursement
of the said ^50, already expended ... ... ... ... ... p. 25

Petition of George Milson, showing that he was apprenticed to John
Hawkins, of St. James's market, "within this liberty," butcher, for three years,
and that he has been ill-treated, and insufficiently provided with clothing.
Ordered that the said Milson be discharged from his master ... ... p. 27

Order that the matters in difference between Sir John Ashford, baronet,
and his late servant, Robert Not, concerning wages, alleged by the latter to be
due, be referred to certain Justices ... ... ... ... ... ibid.

Elizabeth Flyburne and her bastard child, sent from the parish of
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to that of St. Bartholomew, London ... ibid.

Order to Henry Wyatt, keeper of the gaol at St. Martin's-le-Grand, for
the discharge of James Hodgson (without payment of any fine or chamber
rent) imprisoned in the said gaol for debt. Dated 6 July, 1691 ... p. 29

A like order to Anthony Church, gentleman, keeper of the Gatehouse
Prison, to discharj^e Robert Burchmore (without payment of any fine, &c.), he
being imprisoned for debt. Dated 6 July, 1691 ... ... ... p. 31

A like order to discharge Richard Blackborne, imprisoned for debt p. 32

Order to John Higgs, one of the constables in the parish of St. Martin's-



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