316. Wednesday, 2 January 1740 Edward Pimm complains agt: Thomas
Chelsum [recte John Chesson] on suspicion of Stealing a Cheesecutting
knife Vall: 4D a box Iron knives & forks & other things. EdwD: Pimm
made Oath to loss of ye things. Dan. Tappee made Oath yt ye Prisoner
Thomas Chessum owned the Cutting knife as his wch he did not now
deny. Sent to Newprison. Edward Pimm of Kingsland Victualler bound
in £40 to psecute. Dan Tappee Servt: to Edw: Nutt of Shacklewell in £40
to be a witness. (fn. 1)
317. Friday, 4 January 1740 Rebecca Child wife of Anthony Child
complains agt: her husband Ant: Child for assaulting & beating her &
threatning her life wch She made Oath of & yt She goes in danger of her
life. Granted a Peace Warrt: agt: him. (fn. 2) [See
318. Tuesday, 15 January 1740 George Pritchard charged John Pateman
on Oath with having beate Mary his wife on the 26th December last in
such a violent manner that she voided blood and languished 'till the 14th
Instant & then Dyed. Johanna Pritchard his Daughter saw her. Granted
a Warrant to apprehend him. (fn. 3)
319. Friday, 1 February 1740 Letitia Goose complains agt Susan Banister for assaulting & striking her. On Oath made granted a warrt: for
320. Saturday, 2 February 1740 Joseph Bourn complains agt: [Thomas
deleted] John Coats & Thomas Stacey & others for assaulting him at ye
Hackney Tollgate & forcibly passing ye Toll Gate wth their Teams
without paying on ye 23 Jan: & on his Oath made a Warrt:
Saturday, 16 February 1740 Jn° Coats appearing wth Bourn acknowledged ye charge & Said yt Robin Hanwell, Wm Martin [and] Sim: Horn
were in Compa: wth him at Same time & were guilty of ye same. Jn°:
Coats made it up wth Mr Bourn & dischgd him. [See
321. Tuesday, 12 February 1740 Nathan Cooper complains agt: Wm Pooll
for assaulting him at ye Tollgate & Striking him wth a whip. On Oath
made granted a Warrt: for him.
322. Sunday, 24 February 1740 Robert Chambers complained yt there
was Stolen out of ye house of Charity Chambers abt 6/ms ago 6 China
Plates & 4 Silver tea Spoons being her pperty & yt he Suspects ye Same
to be concealed in ye house of Mrs [blank] Jackson in Church Strt: in ye
Apartmts: of Hannah Crow on Oath made made a search warrt: for ym.
323. Tuesday, 26 February 1740 Tho: Kirk brot: in Cust°: of Mr James
Bolton Alice Racket & chgd her wth Stealing from him a knife vallue 6D
wch She acknowledged. Sent her to Bridewell.
324. Tuesday, 8 April 1740 Robt Day complains agt: Mary Wilson for
assaulting & beating him &c. On Oath made granted a warrt for her.
325. Thursday, 10 April 1740 Mary Mouse complains agt Samuell Flinton & Martha Flinton for assaulting her & beating her in her house at
Newington. On Oath made granted a warrt for them.
326. Monday, 28 April 1740 Jn° Pavet complains agt: Hen: Elsley his
Apprentice for being disorderly & absenting himself Severall ds & nights
– On oath made granted a warrt for him.
327. Wednesday, 7 May 1740 Elisabeth Gray complains agt: Jacob Hide
for assaulting her & bruising her. On Oath made granted a Warrt for
328. Saturday, 24 May 1740 Thomas Jarratt brot: in Cust°: of Nathan
Cooper charged wth assaulting him at ye Tolgate in execution of his
office. On hearing ye Cause ye ptyes agreed & discharged ye person.
329. Thursday, 29 May 1740 Jn° Stubbs complains agt: Jn°: Keeton for
assaulting Mary Cornish in Mare Street riding ag her throwing down her
load of Milk & Spilling it & hurting her much. On ye oath of Mary
Darlington made a warrt for him.
A list of names and dates (relating to burials in woollen) which appeared
at this point in the original manuscript has been removed to the end, entry
330. Tuesday, 10 June 1740 Anne Shaw complains agt: her husband
Joseph Shaw for assaulting her and threatning to murder her. On Oath
made granted a Warrt for him.
331. Friday, 13 June 1740 Jn° Bell brot: in Cust°: of Cha: Gosdin by warrt
of Hen. Trent Esq chgd on Oath of Jn° Coughlin on Suspicion of
Stealing SevII: pcs: Timber Vall: 40s his pperty. Jn° Coughlin made oath
he lost Severall pcs: of Timber abt 10 or 11 taken from ye Wall of his own
h°: in Drury lane in this County Vall: abt 40s abt: 2½ years ago in day
time. Chaplin Harris made Oath yt he Saw ye prisoner Bell to unchain ye
Timber in question & take ym away abt 2½ years Since. Jn°: Bell alledges
being exa: yt Coughlin had bot: ye Timber of him but on his not paying
for it he Sued him at law & yt by consent of Coughlin he did take away ye
timber in question to make him Satisfaction for ye law charges, & part of
this proved to be true by acknowledgmt of Coughlin. [See
332. Tuesday, 24 June 1740 Mary Saunders brot: in Cust°: of Ja: Martin
chgd by Francis Studley & Ralph Field Overseers of ye Poor of ye parish
of Braughing in Hertfordshire for running away & leaving a child on ye
Parish wch is become chargeable. Elisa: Wright Sworn Says ye childs
cloths pduced by Ralph Field [were deleted] as found on ye child
deserted belonged to M Saunders. Ralph Field swore ye things were
found on ye Child. [Mar deleted] Elisa: Wright Says yt Mary Saunders
told her yt She was about 14 ds: ago in the SD [M deleted] Parish whereas
M Saunders denyes to have been there within 3 wks & did not own to
have left ye Child but was willing to go away wth the Overseers to ye
Parish of Braughin & did go wth ym.
333. Friday, 13 June 1740 Jn°: Coughlin bound in £40 of St: And:
Holborn Carpentr, Chaplin Harris 20 of St: Jn°: Hackney Perrukema: ye
former to psecute Jn°: Bell for felony chgd ye other to give Evidence.
Saturday, 14 June 1740 Jn°: Bell of St: Mary Whitechappell in WtChappell road next the Coachma: dealer in Timber bound in £200, Jn° Horne
of St Martins in ye fields Carpenter in Thackham Court near St Martins
Church in £100 [and] Jonathan Oldham of St: Andrews Holborn Painter
in Hand Court in £100 for ye appearance of Said Jn° Bell at next Sessions
of Goal delivery at Old Bailey for County of Middlesex to answer an
indictmt for felony to be preferred agt him by Jn° Coughlin &c. (fn. 4) [See
334. Monday, 14 July 1740 Geo: King complains agt: Walter Mackensie
for assaulting him & pissing on him challenging him to fight – On his
oath made a Warrt: for him.
335. Tuesday, 15 July 1740 Richard Insckoo complains agt: Nich°: North
for assaulting him beating him & taking away Cherries from him by
force & kicking his basket down whereby he lost 6 or 8lb Cherryes &
Several halfpence. On oath made granted a Warrt for him.
336. Thursday, 4 September 1740 Edward Dixon brot: Sarah Chandler in
Cust°: of Wm Cawn & charged her wth being found in his Garden fenced
in &c. Abraham Parker made Oath that this morning between 5 & 6 he
took her in his Masters garden wth fruit in her Apron Viz: Plumbs &
Apples wch he beleives to be his Masters. EdwD: Dixon made Oath yt he
beleives ye Said fruit taken on her to be his & yt he has lately lost fruit
Stolen Severall times out of his Garden. Upon Examination of ye
Prisoner She acknowledged the charge but alledged the fruit was the
fallings under the trees & nott by her gathered. On considering ye whole
& ye psecutors desiring it might be forgiven dismissed her wth a
337. Sunday, 14 September 1740 Judith Coward brot: in Cust°: of Geo:
Kello charged by Tho: Cade wth Stealing from him a Fan Vall: 1½D a pr:
old Stockings Vall: 1D & Severall other Small things the whole to Vallue
of 10D wch he made Oath & She acknowledged ye taking & Stealing
them. Committed her to Bridewell Labour.
338. Monday, 10 November 1740 Hannah Atkinson Widow brought by
Henry Hollely one of the Headboroughs of the Hamlet of Mile End old
Town & charged by James Huggett the Younger with having this morning pilferred from him a small parcell of Turnipps in the Parish of Saint
Mary of Stratford Bow his property. To support the charge Joseph
Windsor on oath sayes he saw the above named Hannah Atkinson about
seven this morning have Turnipps in her apron in the sD Mr Huggetts
field. Robert Smith on Oath confirms what the said Windsor said. She
Confessed the Fact but alledged she did it for need. Committed to the
House of Correction. (fn. 5)
339. Sunday, 23 November 1740 Daniell Bonam brot: in Cust°: of Hen:
Harrill Headb°: chgd by Jn° Burton for pilfering Turneps out of his field
last night abt:11. Francis: Boucher made oath yt he last night abt: 11 took
ye prisoner wth a Sack wth Turneps in it & cutting more into it. The
prisoner confessed it. Sent him to Bridewell.
340. Monday, 24 November 1740 Middlesex Francis Pank of Tilers Ferry
in Hackney maketh Oath that Abraham Downam of Homerton in the
Said Parish did this day threaten the life of him the Said Francis Pank &
that he this Deponent apprehends that he goes in danger of his life or of
Some bodily hurt that the Said Abraham Downam will do or procure to
be done to him & that he desires the peace not for any private malice
vexation or revenge but for very fear & for needfull Safety of his Person.
Francis Pank [mark]. Sworn before us this 24th November 1740, Henry
341. Monday, 17 November 1740 Ab: Rogers brot: before me & Mr
Tyssen in ye Vestry in Cust°: of James House Watchman who Said he
was brot: to ym by Jn° Upton & Sam: Taylor & dd to their Cust°: but they
not appearing nor any matter agt: him he was discharged.
342. Sunday, 28 February 1741 Letitia Hughs complained agt Mary
Hardy for assaulting her & made Oath to it on wch granted a Warrant for
343. Tuesday, 20 January 1741 Helen Nutbrown complains agt: her
husband for beating her very grievously & threatning her life, Miles
Nutbrown. On her oath made a Warrt: for him.
Wednesday, 21 January 1741 being brot: in Cust°: of Cha: Gosdin the
Wife Helen charged him as above on wch I demanded Sureties for his
appearance at the next Sessions. RichD: Spurling bound in £10 of St:
John Hackney Cooper, Edward Martin 10 of D° Labourer [and] Miles
Nutbrown 20 of D° D°. Recogn not pd, bound to appear & answer ye
Complaint. (fn. 6) [See
344. Monday, 26 January 1741 Jn° Bell complains agt: Tho: Cook for
assaulting & Striking him in ye face wth a poker. On his Oath made
granted a Warrt: for him.
Tuesday, 27 January 1741 being brot: in Cust°: of Mr Gosdin heard the
Parties & reccommended an agreemt: wch was made & ye Complaint recd
Satisfaction for ye injury & at his desire discharg'd ye Warrt:
345. Thursday, 29 January 1741 James Strutty brot: before me in Cust°:
of Dan. Wingfield chgd by him on Suspicion of being a Convict ordered
for transportation wch Strutty also acknowledged & yt he had made his
escape. Put him in Cust°: of Dan: Bromwell Consta: to convey to the
Italian Mercht: Capt: Perry from whence he escaped & to take the Capt:
346. Saturday, 21 March 1741 Eliza: Ingram & Jean Kidd brot: in Cust°:
of Jn°: Page Headb°: of Bow chgd wth Pilfering out of ye Garden of Wm
Stevens Some Cabbage Sprouts. Sam Edger Sworn Says yt this morning
he took both these women in Wm Stevens garden at Oldford in ye Parish
of Bow gathering Cabbage Plants ye pperty of Wm Stevens. Committed
ym to Bridewell. (fn. 7)
347. Thursday, 2 April 1741 Hen: Flower complained yt: [altered from
agt:] he was robbed on Tuesday night of a Cane & Some mo: & Snufbox
& yt he Suspects the goods or part thereof are concealed in ye House of
[blank] Paul of Virginia Street. Granted a Search Warrt:-
Same day Francis Paul Batchelor brot: in Cust°: of James Rammett
Headb°: Hen. Flower, Elisa Spicer [and] Hannah Spicer Sworn declared
that ye 1 1st were robbed on Tuesday as above but there appearing no
circumstance to charge ye prisoner – dismist him.
Same day Henry Flower of the Parish of St: John at Hackney Gent:
maketh Oath that on Tuesday last the 31st March last coming in the
evening from London towards Hackney he met with two men in a field
near the Shoulder of Mutton who robbed him of a Cane with a Gold
head an Iron Snufbox & Some money and that he has just cause to
Suspect that the said goods or part thereof are concealed in the dwelling
house or outhouses of [blank] Paul in Virginia Row in the Hamlet of
Bethnall green in the County of Middlesex. [signed] Hen: Flower.
Sworn before me this 2 Aprill 1741, Henry Norris.
348. Sunday, 12 April 1741 Nathan Cooper charges David Morris wth
assaulting him on his duty wch he made Oath to.
Monday, 13 April 1741 bound him in Recogn: in £40 of St: Ja. Clerkenw:
Coachma: Jn° Dell of St: Giles Crippleg: 20 Stocking presser, Griffith
Evans of St: B°: Aldersgate: 20 Coachma: for appearance at next genll:
Sessions. (fn. 8)
349. Thursday, 4 June 1741 Frances Shepherd complains agt: Eliza:
Windsor for assaulting & beating her wth a broomstick. On Oath made
granted a warrt: for her.
350. Saturday, 2 May 1741 Alice Sale complains agt Jn° Swift for assaulting & kicking her & bruising her by ye Sh°: of Mutton in ye field
yesterday. On her Oath taken granted a Warrt: for him.
351. Thursday, 9 July 1741 Arthur Ellis of Hackney, Lab°: complains yt
had lost taken out of his house in Well Strt: in Hackney a gown of silk &
Petticoat of Stuf & other things & he apprehends they may have been
stolen by Frances Shepherd of Well Strt wife of [blank] Shepherd. On
his Oath granted a Warrt: to search her h°:
352. Saturday, 11 July 1741 Natha Bamford complains agt: Wm Miles for
threatning his Life on his Oath taken in ye form granted a Warrt for him.
353. Sunday, 12 July 1741 James Huggett Jr: brot: in Cust°: of Noah
Payne Headb°: [Edw deleted] Abell Brierly & Eliza: Cox & chgd on
Oath by Jn° Nevill being found this morning between 12 & 1 Stealing
beans in the ground of Sd Ja: Huggett in ye Hamlet of Mile end old town
allotted them to pay each 20s to Mr Huggett to make Satisfaction wch
they declared themselves unable to pay. So made a Warrt: to Jos: Wright
Headbo: to whip ym.
354. Friday, 17 July 1741 Thomas Hacknett Servt to Mr Edward Nutt of
the Parish of St John at Hackney in the County of Middlesex Farmer
Maketh Oath that on the 16th day of this Instant July a person who calls
himself by the name of John Fowell was in a Field belonging to his said
master called Shacklewell Field in the parish aforesaid and had then &
there gathered in a parcell of Beans the property of his said Master.
Thomas Hacknett [mark]. Sworne before me July ye 17th 1741 [signed]
Henry Norris. (fn. 9) Upon this awarded him to pay 10s wch he refusing to do
ordered him by Warrt to Hen: Harril Headb°: to be whipped.
355. Thursday, 30 July 1741 Thomas Booth complains agt: Thomas
Snow & EdwD: Anderson for assaulting his wife Anne Booth & beating
her in his garden in Grovestreet. On his Oath taken granted a Warrt for