Hackney Petty Sessions Book
1731 (nos 362-436)

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Ruth Paley (editor)

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1991

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'Hackney Petty Sessions Book: 1731 (nos 362-436)', Justice in eighteenth-century Hackney: The justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book (1991), pp. 71-82. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38825 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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362. Signed a warrant to apprehend John Knight, Joseph Cooper & Mary Carpenter to give an account of their Settlements on the Oath of Francis Davis. [See 377, 382, 438, 441, 563, 994].

363. Signed a Warrant to discharge Grace Chandler out of the House of Correction committed for refuseing to Labour for her family whereby they became chargeable to the Parish upon the Humble Peticon of her Daughter. (fn. 1) [See 364, 396, 401].

364. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do Pay to Henry Batt Headborough three shillings for his trouble and Expences in taking care of and conveying Grace Chandler to the House of Correction for refuseing to worke for the maintenance of her selfe and family. [See 363, 396, 401].

365. Granted a Warrant to apprehend to Thomas Cooke, James Bolton having sworn the Peace against him. [See 30].

366. The following persons were Summoned to appear before the said Justices this day to Shew cause why they have neglected to Perform their Statute on the Highwayes belonging to the Parish of St. John at Hackney for the year 1731 and also why they have refused or neglected to pay Mr. Robert Aldwinckle and Mr Edward Nutt the Present Surveyrs. for their defaults vizt -

Church Street: Giles Lopas paid 12s.; Mary Harris Excused; Sarah Cole paid 6s.; Wm Hinchman paid 4s. 6d.; *Henry Riddell to pay 4s. 6d.; *Joshua Buckley to pay 3s.; Elizabeth Morris paid 6s.; Francis Eaglesoe paid 6s.; Hannah Ashley paid 4s. 6d.; Wm. Thornton paid 4s. 6d.; Richd.; Hoggins paid 4s. 6d.; Mary Wingood paid 4s.; John Herbert paid 3s.; Margt Parker paid 3s.; Sarah Palmer Excused; *Daniel Card to pay 4s. 6d.; Thomas Bishop paid 3s.; Edward Ward paid 4s. 6d.; Jane Beale paid 2s. 6d.; John Coster paid 4s. 6d.; Marresia Boett paid 9s.; Elizabeth Watts paid 9s.; Wm. Yellowley paid 9s.; Deborah Drury paid 6s.; Mary Taylor gone away; John Pincock paid 6s.; Richard Pescod not Sumoned; Mattw. Chester paid 4s. 6d.; *Francs. Carrenton to pay 4s. 6d.; Ann Weatherhead Excused; Joseph Ingleton paid 4s. 6d.; *James Albonelo to pay 1s. 6d.; Wid°. Fletcher paid 4s. 6d.; Thos. Stanley not Sumoned; Thomas Graves paid [apparently altered from to pay] 4s. 6d.; Samuel Bennett paid 6s.; *John Weatherhead to pay 4s. 6d.; Edwd. Gibbons paid 4s. 6d.; *Peter Lambeth to pay 3s.; Wm. Gibbons paid 4s. 6d.; Ann Fisher Excused; James England Poor & Lame; Sarah Wills paid 4s. 6d.; *Geo: Sherrard to pay 4s. 6d.; *James House to pay 4s. 6d.; John Lightwood not Sumoned; George Gravett Excused; William Stanley Excused.

Mare Street: *George Layton to pay 1s. 6d.; Elija Loveday not sumoned; Samuel Shaw paid 4s. 6d.; *George Lane to pay 3s.; Wid°. Austin Excused; Charles Lawrence not to be found; Hannah Speed not sumoned; Thomas Jennings gone away; *Sarah Thompkins to pay 1s. 6d.; *James Allen to pay 3s.; *James Beale to pay 4s. 6d.; Alice Gates not sumoned; John Steward Excused this year; Richard Stoakes paid 6s.; John Everton Excused; *John Ward to pay 4s. 6d.; Miles Nuttbrowne not sumoned; Robert Ballenger Excused; James Sherwood not Sumoned; *William Kingsland to pay 4s. 6d.; John Rouse paid 1s. 6d.; *Giles Lomas to pay 4s. 6d.; Richard Eades gone away; John Burrowes not Sumoned; Timothy Peters paid 4s. 6d.; *John Porter to pay 4s. 6d.; Jo: Schooling paid 2s.; *Richd. Hatt to pay 4s. 6d.; *James Wooton to pay 4s. 6d.; *William Main to pay 4s. 6d.; William Finch to be sumoned againe; Abraham Clarke paid 4s. 6d.; John Ramsey Excused this year; Wm. Street paid 1s. 6d.; Robt. Bell not sumoned.

Homerton: *Katherine Davey to pay 3s.; Joseph Parsloe paid 4s. 6d.; *William Rogers to pay 4s. 6d.; Oliver Lyde Excused; John Wasley paid 3s.; Sarah Bennett Excused Pentionr; Samuel Barnard paid 9s.; Mary Powell paid 3s.; Wm. Pratt paid 3s.; *Edwd Whitaker paid 4s. 6d.; *John Townsend to pay 6s.; Elizabeth Jenkins paid 3s.; Richd. Gears Excused ys year; *John Webb to pay 4s. 6d.; Thos. Baker not sumoned; *Wm. Panter to pay 1s. 6d.; *Robt Newington to pay 3s.; *Thos. Bartrum to pay 4s. 6d.; Jere Kemp paid 4s. 6d.; *Mary Overy to pay 1s. 6d.; *Natha. Root to pay 4s. 6d.; *Samuel Stockell to pay 9s.; Robt Green paid 4s. 6d.; Kathe. Ashby paid 9s.; Thos. Nash paid 4s. 6d.; Ann Stracey paid 3s.; *Edwd. Bush to pay 4s. 6d.; *Phelatia Salmon to pay 4s. 6d.; Wm Udall paid 1s. 6d.; Robt. Roome paid 4s. 6d.; *Frances Green to pay 4s. 6d.; John Bird not Sumoned; *Ann Bartrum to pay 4s. 6d.; Chas. Hancock paid 9s.; John Taylor paid 3s.; James Betts paid 9s.; *Richd. Giglis to pay 4s. 6d.; *George Edmonds to pay 3s.; *Thos. Cooke to pay 4s. 6d.; *Mark Scott to pay 1s. 6d.; Henry Harrill Excused; Wid°. Whitehurst Excused; *William Preston to pay 4s. 6d.; *Saml Bodycoate to pay 4s. 6d.; John Dry paid 9s.; Henry Cumberland pd 3s.

Clopton: Henry Page Excused; *[blank] Bergaine to pay 9s.; Robt Thompson not sumoned; *John Windum to pay 4s. 6d.; John Cawne paid 4s. 6d.; *Margt. Gelding to pay 6s.; Wm Hewson to be Excused on Condition he opens the Drains in Clopton; Samuel Stower gone away; Wm. Stretton Junr Excused; *Wid°. Piller to pay 4s. 6d.; *William Darville to pay 3s.; Mattw. Willson paid [apparently altered from to pay] 4s. 6d.; *Wm. Boatman to pay 4s. 6d.; Thos Sowden paid 3s.; *John Wilmer to pay 1s. 6d.; *John Hilliard to pay 3s.; Wm. Harris Excused; Christop Place; *Joseph Bourne to pay 1s. 6d.; *Wm. Knight to pay 4s. 6d.; Philip Osborne will pay; Jane Wright not sumoned; Isaac Portway pd 1s. 6d.; *Jonath Adams to pay 1s. 6d.; Frans. Wheeler not sumoned; Edmund Matthew pd 6s.; Edward Cressell gone away; Thos. Nicholls to worke 3 days; Joseph Cooper paid 4s. 6d.; *Wid°. Smith to pay 1s. 6d.; Thomas Archer paid 4s. 6d.; *Richd. Hawkins to pay 1s. 6d.; *Thos. Gillam to pay 6s.; *Thos. Townsend to pay 6s.; *Wm. Gatley to pay 6s.; Richd. Feasant Excused; *Thos Fouch to pay 4s. 6d.; *John Bracey to pay 4s. 6d.

Newington: Henry Donmer pd £1 12s.; *Robt. Tattersell to pay 3s.; James Samples paid 4s. 6d.; *Robt. Whichler to pay 1s. 6d.; *John Whitehead to pay 3s.; Alice Gates Excused; *Ann Thompson to pay 4s. 6d.; John Hardy paid 4s. 6d.; James Hall paid 3s.; Eliza. Robinson paid 1s. 6d.; *Thos. Fryer to pay 3s.; *Eliza. Hadley to pay 3s.; Thos. Pettett paid 4s. 6d.; *Robt. Walberton to pay 3s.; John Copley paid 4s. 6d.; *Thos. Barnard to pay 4s. 6d.; Mary Mare not to be found; John Wells gone away.

Shacklewell: Wid°. Clarke paid 4s. 6d.; James Mortimer not sumoned; Thomas Askew paid 1s. 6d.

Kingsland: *Thomas Battmaker to pay 3s.; *Edwd. Mitchell to pay 3s.

Dorleston: Thomas Hilliard paid 6s.

Grove Street: John Rooke paid 9s.; Wm. Browne paid 9s.

Well Street: Wm. Hyde paid 3s.; *John Home to pay 3s.; Wid°. Johnson paid 1s. [6d.]; Joseph Read paid 9s. [0d.]; *Wid°. Wright to pay 1s. 6d.; James Pryor paid 3s.; Peter Me[ij]ender not sumoned; Samuel Fenner paid 3s.; Thomas Collee paid 3s.

367. Ordered That a warrant be made out against the several Defaulters contained in the preceeding List to Levy on their several Goods and Chattells one shilling and Six Pence pr day for each and every day they and each of them have made default to be laid out and imployed for the use of the Highwayes aforesaid.

368. Ordered That Edward Mitchell a Barber liveing at Kingsland do deliver to Samuel Sadleir our Clerk a proper Certificate of his Settlemt. before our next meeting and in failure therein that an Order be then made out to remove him and his family thither. (fn. 2) [See 375].

369. Adjorned to this place to Monday the 8th day of November 1731 at nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 8 November 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

370. Allowed an Indenture whereby John Dryden a poor Child of the Parish of St. John at Hackney aged twelve years was bound apprentice to James Huggett Junr. of the parish aforesaid yeoman.

371. Signed a Warrant of Distress against the Defaulters that have neglected to performe their Statute worke on the Highwayes pursuant to an Order made at the last meeting.

372. Ordered That Samuel Sadleir do transcribe the accounts of Mr. James Grier late Churchwarden and lay them before us this day month.

373. Ordered That Margt. Cavennough aged fourteen years and a halfe a Poor Child of this parish to forthwith go upon liking to Mr. George Cheere a Baker in [deletion] Mare Street. [See 409].

374. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do Pay to Thomas Odey 1s 6d for the present & to continue to pay him the same sume weekly for three weeks to come from this day he being very antient and at present incaple [sic] of Labouring for his maintenance. (fn. 3)

375. Signed an Order to remove Edward Mitchell Mary his wife and Edward his Son from the Parish of St. John at Hackney to the Parish of St. James in the City and Liberty of Westminster the place of their Settlement. The said Edwd. Mitchell peticoned the Justices that they would allow him 'till Saturday sennight to bring a Certificate. Ordered That the sd. warrant be not executed 'till this day fortnight. [See 368].

376. Ann Fisher made Oath that Katherine Banks lately Deceased was buryed in Sheeps wool only.

377. John Knight made Oath that his last Settlement is in the Parish of Walthamstow in the County of Essex. Ordered That he bring a Cert by this day fortnight. [See 362, 994].

378. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Margaret Pouter Wid°. two shillings pr week for two weeks to come from this day she having lately lost her husband and having two Children to provide for and being in want. [See 456, 475].

379. Ordered That D°. do pay [deletion] towards the maintenance of Thomas Wingfeilds four Children two shillings & Six Pence pr week for four weeks to come from this day his wife being Ill and going into St. Thomas's Hospital for Cure.

380. Ordered That D°. do pay to Richard Evans five shillings to put him in a way to get his living he being Lame & in want being for ten weeks to come from this day. [See 2].

381. Ordered That D°. do pay towards the maintenance of John Braceys wife bed ridden One shilling pr week from this day until further Orders. [See 402, 682].

382. Mary Carpenter Wid°. made Oath that her last legal Settlement is in the parish of St. Mary Islington in the County of Middx. Ordered That the said Mary Carpenter do deliver a Cert from the sd. parish owning her to be a legal Inhabitant thereof by this day fortnight and in case she failes therein that an Order be made out to send her thither. [See 362, 438, 441].

383. Adjourned to this place to this day sennight nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 15 November 1731
Justices present: Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

384. The following persons were Sumoned to appear this day to give an account of the place of each of their last legal Settlements: John English, Exmd & allowed one week to bring a Cert; Robert Wormlayton; *Francis King, Examd & allowed one week to bring a Cert; John Robinson; Mary Plant; Mary Wormlayton; *Robert [Whistler deleted] Whichley, Examd & allowed one Month; *Thomas Rowley, Examd and allowed one month to bring a Certificate. [See 393, 394, 422, 436, 994].

385. Mary Percival rated twenty shillings reduced to ten shillings being not off ability to pay more. Katherine Ashby rated thirty shillings reduced to twenty shillings she having two hundred pounds pr ann Empty; Bridgman Browne for a Shop 6s, for land late Parsons's 15s, for land late D° 40s, [total] 61s; abated 5s being overcharged for ten pounds pr ann. Elizabeth Northey rated one pounds thirteen shillings & nine pence but it appearing upon the evidence of Mr. Northey that it is but one house and that she is a Lodger wth. Mrs. Dixon Ordered That she be discharged from the sd assessment. Martha Baxter rated 4s not relieved being of Ability to pay. John Harbert rated 4s not relieved being of ability to pay. Henry Richard rated 2s 6d not relieved. William Fenton rated 4s not relieved. Benjamin Cooper rated 20s reduced to 10s not being of ability to pay more. Thomas Sowden rated 4s reduced to 2s 6d. Elizabeth North rated 3s not relieved. Henry Haggard Esq £1 13s 9d, D° Land, appealed against by Sr. Edward Hill, reduced to 12s 6d for three Quarters. Thomas Townsend 12s reduced to 8s being in low Circumstances.

386. Children to be Clothed: Mary Kirby for Susannah Stanley, Nicholas Cavenough & William Pegram, £1 16s 0d; Rebeckah Webb for Sarah Emmersome and Ann Wood, £1 4s 0d; Ann Cumber for Sarah Hardy, 12s; Rachael Moor for Margt. Cavennough, Mary Pegram, Hannah Whaley, Henry Tilliock & 4s for Thomas Kemp, £2 12s 0d; Margaret Haynes for Susannah Twitchell, 12s; Katherine Parsons for Sarah Cavennough, 12s; James Boolen for Elizabeth his Daughter, 12s; Mary Burt for Wm. Silvester & Mary Silvester, £1 4s 0d; Mary Dean for Richard Ives, 12s; Susannah Flaxmore for Francis Rosamond & Mary Rosamond, £1 4s 0d; for John Coliver, a Base Child, 12s; Elizabeth Johnson for Elizabeth Johnson & Henry Johnson, £1 4s 0d; Elizabeth Peters for John Willson, Samuel Coleman, Edward Willson, Mary Coleman & Hannah Dudley £3; Elizabeth Miles for Susannah Holbrook, 12s; Ann Bolton for her two Children, £1 4s 0d; [total] £17 12s 0d.

387. Ordered That that [sic] the sume of twelve shillings be laid out by Mr. George Harrison and Mr. David Taylor the Present Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. John at Hackney in the County of Middx: towards the Clothing of the several Children contained in the Preceeding List amounting to the sume of Seventeen Pounds & twelve shillings and it is further Ordered that Mr. Thomas Wood the Present Churchwarden of the sd. Parish do forthwith pay to the said George Harrison and David Taylor the sd Sume of Seventeen Pounds & twelve shillings for that purpose.

388. Ordered that Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay twenty shillings towards the Clothing of Samuel Winstanley a poor Child belonging to this Parish put out apprentice to a Horn Turner of the Parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate London a member of the Clothworkers Company.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 22 November 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

389. The following Persons were Sumoned to appear this day to give an account of the places of their last legal Settlements: * William Eden, not to be found; *Robert [Price deleted] Rice, Examd & appearing to be a Freeholder was Excused from bringing a Cert; *Thomas Hunt, delivered a Certificate; Alexander Willson, ordered that a warrant be made out to apprehend him he not attending upon the Sumons on the oath of James Bolton. (fn. 4) [Marginal entry: Delivered a Certificate].

390. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Dianah the wife of Thomas Jenningson 2s pr week for four weeks from this day her said husband having left her and her 2 Children in want. (fn. 5) [See 529, 550, 580, 610].

391. John Davis Churchwarden of the Parish of St. John at Hackney and William Davis one of the Headboroughs of the said Parish gave Informacon upon their several Oaths against the several Persons whose names are hereunder written for severally exerciseing their worldly Trades on Sunday the 21st of this Instant November in the parish aforesaid: viz Joseph Hill at the Crooked Billett in Clopton vict; John Duncalfe at the 3 Rabbitts D° vict; [blank] Groves in Clopton Chandler; Edward Poole at the Peacock in Homerton vict; Susannah Warren at the Faulcon in Homerton vict. Signed a Summons requiring each of them to attend this day sennight at nine in the morning to shew cause why they should not be Convicted of the said Offence. [See 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 431].

392. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Mary White 2s 6d for the Present & to continue to pay her the same sume weekly for eight weeks to come from this day she being very Ill & having a young Child to provide for. [See 457, 506].

393. Mary Plant wid°. brought by Henry Batt Headborough by virtue of a Warrant Granted by Henry Norris Esq for not attending to give an account of her Settlemt. It appearing that her Settlemt. is in the parish of Stoake Newington - Ordered That she deliver a Certificate thereof by this day fortnight and in Default thereof that she be removed thither by a pass. [See 384, 422].

394. Mary Wormlayton brot. by D°. Examd & allowed one Week. [See 384, 422, 436].

395. Elizabeth Robinson Wid°. brought by D°. delivered a Certificate owning her late Husband to be [selled deleted] settled in the Parish of Wellington in the County of Sallop. Ordered That in case she shall remove out of this Parish that her Cert be delivered to her.

396. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Grace Chandler 2s 6d pr week for the present and continue to pay her the same sume weekly for three weeks to come from this day she being very Sick & in want. [See 363, 364, 401].

397. Ordered That Mary Pegram aged 13 years a poor Child of this Parish be bound apprentice to Joseph French of the parish of St. Mary at Newington in the County of Surry pin maker for the usual Term and that Mr. Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do pay to him the sume of forty shillings with her. [See 416].

398. Ordered that Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Samuel Sadleir his Bill for business done by him for the parish amounting to the sume of five pounds Sixteen shillings & eleven pence, from July the 28th 1731 to the 22d day of November following.

399. Adjorned to this day sennight to this place at nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 29 November 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

400. Persons sumoned to give an accot of their Settlements, viz: *William Rutley; John Ellis; John Wormlayton; Henry Nicholls; *Samuel Thompson gone away; William Carey; *George Fox Examd & allowed 2 weeks. [See 435, 437, 441, 451, 464, 480, 505].

401. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do pay to Elizabeth Crew five shillings for nursing & maintaining Grace Chandler for four weeks she being in Want. [See 363, 364, 396].

402. Ordered That D°. do Pay towards the maintenance of John Braseys wife one shilling pr week for 4 weeks from this day she being bed ridden and in Want. [See 381, 682].

403. Ordered That D°. do Pay to Mary Anderson Wid°. 1s 6d for the Present & the same sume weekly for three weeks to come from this day she being sick & in want. [See 613].

404. Edward Poole at the Peacock victr convicted on the Oaths of John Davis & Wm. Davis four persons Drinking of Geneva on Sunday the 21st of November 1731 in the Parish of St. John at Hackney. [Marginal entries: To pay 5s. Paid]. [See 391].

405. John Duncalfe at 3 Rabbitts in Clopton Confessed the fact. Convicted. [Marginal entry: Paid 5s]. [See 391].

406. Joseph Hill at the Crooked Billett in Clopton Convicted on Oaths of Jn°. Davis & Wm. Davis. [Marginal entry: Paid 5s]. [See 391].

407. Samuel Groves Chandler in Clopton on the Oaths of D° - Convicted - Elizabeth his [appeared deleted] wife appeared and Confessed that her said husband used commonly the selling of English Brandy by retaile to be Drank in his Shop in the said parish. Ordered That the said Samuel Groves be and he is hereby Convicted of the said Offense and it is hereby further Ordered that a Warrant be forthwith made out to Levy the sume of 20s for the said Offence as the Law directs. [Marginal entry: Paid 20s]. [See 391, 431].

408. Susannah Warren Wid°. at the Faulcon in Homerton Sumoned but did not attend the Evidence not beg. clear she was not Convicted. She afterwards appeared & confessed the fact & ordered to Pay 5s. [See 391].

409. Ordered That Margaret Cavennough aged fifteen years a poor Child of this Parish be bound out to Mr. [James deleted] George Cheere of the same Parish Baker 'till she is 21 years of Age or day of marriage and that Mr Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do pay him forty shillings with her to be laid out in Clothing for her. [See 373].

410. Robert [Walberton deleted] Worberton brought by Henry Batt Headborough by vertue of a warrant Granted by Henry Norris Esqr for refusing to attend to give an account of his Settlemt. Examined and the Settlement appearing to be in the Parish of Stoake Newington and allowed two weeks to bring a Certificate. [See 558].

411. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Lyonell Theed 2s 6d for the Present and continue to pay him the same sume weekly for three weeks to come from this day he being very Sick & Weak. (fn. 6)

412. Ordered That D°. do Pay to Elinor Kingsland Wid°. 1s pr week from this day until further Orders she being incapable of Getting her living and in Want. (fn. 7) [See 538].

413. Signed a warrant to apprehend Samuel Bodycoate to bring a Cert he having Intruded himselfe into the parish to dwell there as a parishoner thereby being likely to bring a burthen & charge upon the said Parish. [See 418, 441].

414. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood Churchwarden do Pay to James Bolton Headbor three shillings and also to Henry Batt Headborough three shillings for Extraordinary Services by them done for the Parish.

415. Ordered That Mr. William Weston and Mr. Francis Wigley the Late Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. John at Hackney do forthwith make up and perfect their accots in writing of all monys by them received and Paid in the discharge of the sd. Office, and being so stated to Lay them before us at a Petty Sessions to be held in this place on Monday the [16 deleted] 13th day of December next at nine in the morning. [See 421].

416. Allowed an Indenture of apprenticeshipp whereby Mary Pegram aged thirteen years a Poor Child of this parish was bound to Joseph French of the Parish of St. Mary Newington in the County of Surry Pinn Maker. [See 397].

417. Adjorned to this day fortnight to this place at nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 13 December 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

418. Samuel Bodycoate brought by Henry Batt Headborough by vertue of a Warrant to shew cause why he hath not delivered a Certificate. Examined & allowed one Month and that an Order be forthwith made out to remove him and his Son to the place of their last legal Settlement and in case he faile to bring a Certificate in that time that the order be then put in force. [See 413, 441].

419. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood the Churchwarden do Pay to Katherine Browne Wid°. very Poor and two Children to provide for ten shillings to put her in a way to get her living she having Promised not to ask for any assistance for three years to come.

420. Thomas Collings applyed to the Justices for a License to keep the Plow ale house in Homerton - It appearing to the said Justices that Alexander Willson at the sign of the Black horse in Homerton was Licensed in the room of Charles Harper who formerly kept the sd. Plow Ale house, Ordered That the said Thomas Collins shall not have a License to retaile ale & Beer in the said House and the said Thomas Collings was then Commanded by the said Justices not to be Guilty for the future of retaleing ale & Beer &c under the penalty contained in the several acts of Parliament in that case made & provided.

421. Mr. William Weston and Mr. Francis Wigley Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. John at Hackney for the year 1730 pursuant to an Order of the last meeting laid their accots before the said Justices by which it appears that they Received four hundred and Seven pounds ninteen [sic] shillings and Eight Pence and that they have paid three hundred ninety Six pounds twelve shillings and Seven Pence so that their remains due from them to the Parish to ballance the said Accounts the Sume of Eleven Pounds Seven shillings and One Penny. Recd £407 19s 8d, Paid £396 12s 7d, [Balance] £11=7s=1d. Ordered That the said William Weston and Francis Wigley do forthwith Pay to George Harrison and David Taylor the present Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish the said ballance of their accounts being Eleven pounds Seven shillings & One Penny to be by them laid out and imployed for the use of the Poor of the said Parish. [See 415].

422. Ordered That Orders be forthwith made out to remove Mary Plant and Mary Wormlayton to the Places of their last legal Settlement for not delivering Certificates of their Settlements pursuant to an Order of the 22d of November last. [See 384, 393, 394, 436].

423. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Martha Stent wid° Six Pence pr week for Eight Weeks to come from this day she being old & poor.

424. Ordered That D°. do pay to Elizabeth the Wid°. of Charles Stamper 2s for the Present & continue to Pay her the Same Sume weekly for four weeks to come she being big with Child. [See 439, 460, 548].

425. Ordered That Mr Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Mary the wife of Samuel Johnson two shillings & Six Pence she being in Great Want and having two Children to provide for and her husband having left her in want. (fn. 8) [See 433].

426. Henry Batt and William Davis made Oath that Thomas Pouter who keeps a Brandy Shop in Church Street in the Parish of St John at Hackney in the County of Middlesex useth commonly the selling of Brandy and Distilled Liquors to be drank in his said Shop by retale and did this Present day sell to the said Henry Batt & William Davis one Quartern of Liquor or Spirits called Geneva for three halfe Pence and Sufferred them to drink it in his said Shop. Ordered That the said Thomas Pouter be and he is hereby convicted of retailing Distilled Liquors without a License and it is further Ordered that he be Sumoned to appear before the sd Justices at the next meeting to be held on Monday next at ten in the forenoon to Shew cause why he should not be Proceeded against as the Law directs. Warrant Signed by Henry Norris & Samuel Tyssen Esqrs. [See 429].

427. Adjourned to this Place to Monday next at ten in the forenoon.

The Mermaid Tavern, Monday, 20 December 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

428. Mary Thompson made Oath that Ann Webb of the Parish of Hackney lately Deceased was buried in Sheeps Wool only.

429. Thomas Pouter who keeps a Brandy Shop in Church Street in the Parish of Hackney attended pursuant to notice given him for that purpose to shew cause why the penalty should not be Levy'd upon his goods which he was adjudged to pay at the last meeting he being then Convicted of usually Selling Brandy and other Distilled Liquors to be Drank in his sd House And confessed that he hath not any License to retale those Liquors and also hath for a considerable time past frequently Sold Brandy & Distilled Liquors in his said House by retaile to be Drank there. Upon which the said Justices commanded Mr. John Davis one of the Churchwardens of the said Parish to put the Warrant against him in Execution and he accordingly in the presence of the said justices Demanded of him the Sume of Twenty shillings pursuant thereto. [See 426].

430. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Bartmaker ten shillings towards Supporting her in the time of her laying Inn she being very Big wth. Child and her said husband being very Infirm and in Chelsea Hospital and having one Child to provide for and she being in want. [Marginal entry: not paid It is not clear whether the word 'not' has been deleted]. [See 432, 525, 537, 557].

431. Samuel Groves applyed to have a License to retaile Distilled Liquors at his house in Clopton. The said Justices absolutely refused him and Commanded him at the same time not to presume to take upon him to retale any of those Liquors under the several penaltys contained in the Laws in that Case made and provided. [See 391, 407].

432. Ordered That Mr. Thomas Wood Churchwarden do pay to Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Bartmaker three shillings for one week past [and continue to pay her 2s pr week for four weeks to come from this day deleted]. [See 430, 525, 537, 557].

433. Ordered That D°. do Pay to Mary the wife of Samuel Johnson the Sume of twelve shillings her said husband having ran away & left her and her two Children in great want she promising to go out of the Parish and never to trouble the Parish any more. [See 425].

434. Allowed an Indenture of Apprenticeshipp whereby Ann Pegram aged Sixteen years was bound to Ann Shilling of the Parish of St. Mary White Chappel Dealer in Hoggsheads and Earthen Ware.

435. Ordered That a Warrant be made out to apprehend William Rutley for not attending to give an Account of his Settlement. [See 400, 437, 441, 505].

436. Signed an Order to remove Mary Wormlayton to Stoake Newington. (fn. 9) [See 384, 394, 422].

Footnotes

1 Grace Chandler had been committed by Norris and Tyssen three days previously. MJ/SR/2564, House of Correction Calendar, no 28.
2 Mitchell appears as rated to the highways at 366, above.
3 Odey was not settled in Hackney but in Sudminster (?Southminster), Essex. He was called for examination in 1736; his widow obtained a certificate in 1739. H.A.D., P/J/P/ 68; P79/JN1/398.
4 Rice was not a freeholder in Hackney, but in Attlebridge, Norfolk. Hunt (of Homerton) was rated to the highways. Wilson (also of Homerton) was excused poor rates the following year, as a certificated man without a settlement in Hackney. H.A.D., P/J/P/68, P/J/H/14, P/J/P/86.
5 Unless there were two women of similar name in virtually identical circumstances, this must be Dianah the wife of John Jennison, whose examination is noted at entry 723. H.A.D., P/J/P/68.
6 Theed, together with his wife Mary, had been receiving regular relief from May 1730 until February 1731. P79/JN1/227.
7 Elinor Kingsland was not settled in Hackney but in Bideford, Devon. Her husband had been examined in 1728, and she was herself examined in 1737. H.A.D., P/J/P/68.
8 Mary Johnson's examination, taken this day, indicates that she was not settled in Hackney but in Boden, Cheshire. H.A.D., P/J/P/68.
9 The removal order does not appear to have been enforced. Mary Wormlayton obtained a certificate in 1731 and was still living in Hackney in 1736 (189). She is presumably the Widow Wormlayton of Newington who was listed in 1733 as 'very poor'. P79/JN1/398; H.A.D., P/J/H/14.