Hackney Petty Sessions Book
1736 (nos 862-913)

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Ruth Paley (editor)

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1991

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140-147

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'Hackney Petty Sessions Book: 1736 (nos 862-913)', Justice in eighteenth-century Hackney: The justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book (1991), pp. 140-147. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38830 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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862. William Panter made Oath that he was a hired Servt by the Year with John Palmer of the parish of Rame in the County of Cornwall Farmer and served him under that hiring for one whole Year and hath not gained any legal Settlemt elswhere. (fn. 1)

863. Thomas [deletion] Collee made oath that he is an Inhabitant legally Settled in this parish by serving Mr. Amplius Reepe. (fn. 2) [See 844].

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 9 February 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Stephen Ram, Alexander Garrett

864. The persons whose names are hereunder written were Summoned to attend this day to give an accot upon Oath of the place of their last legal Settlement Upon the complaint of the Churchwardens and Overseers. To wit,

Mare Street: Richard Maslin; **Sarah Aldwinckle [later note: gone away]; Thomas Taylor; **John Bridges [later note: Certificate delivered]; **William Battersby [later note: gone away]; **James Coldicott [later note: gone away]; David East; John Clarke; **Elizabeth Fowles [later note: Examined allowed two weeks for a Cert]; Thomas Ryland; **Richard Pratt [later note: gone away]; **Joseph Bird [later note: Delivered a Certificate]; **Edward Rowton [altered from Rowstone] [later note: Examined allowed 1 month for a Cert]; **Edward Oakey [later note: Delivered a Cert].

Well Street: ***Oliver Fitzgerald [later note: An Irishman and no Settlement in England]; Thomas Wilson; ***Thomas Turvey [later note: Examd & allowed 2 weeks to bring a certificate]; **Anne [altered from Hannah] Baker [later note: Examd & allowed 1 month to bring a certificate]; ***William Nash [later note: Exmd & allowed to continue]; Joseph Westwood. (fn. 3) [See 844, 867].

865. Henry Harrill Headborough made Oath that he Served the several persons whose names are above written to attend this day to give an account of their Settlemts. they not attending ordered That warrants be made out to apprehend them for that purpose against the next meeting.

866. Ordered That James Cushion and his Son be removed to the parish of Morning Thorp in the County of Norfolk the place of his last legal settlemt. (fn. 4) [See 860, 867].

867. James Cushion Philip Lynam William Nash & Thomas Turvey made Oath of their last legal Settlements. [See 844, 860, 864, 866].

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 1 March 1736

Justices present:

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 8 March 1736

Justices present: Samuel Tyssen

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 29 March 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Stephen Ram, Samuel Tyssen

868. William Harwood applyed to have a License at the Ship in Clopton in the Room of [deletion] Edmund Matthews removed. Agreed That he be Licensed at the next General meeting to be held for that purpose. [See 765].

869. William Irwin applyed to have a License [altered from licensed] to keep an ale house at Newington in the room of Anthony Hargrove removed. Agreed That he be Licensed at the next General meeting to be held for that purpose.

870. Thomas Cooper applyed for a License at the Sign of the Turnpike on Standford Hill in the room of Thomas Enderbery removed. Agreed That he be Licensed at the next General meeting to be held for that purpose.

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 1 May 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen

871. The person [sic] whose names are hereunder written were Summoned to shew cause why they have not paid the poors Rate for the year 1735

Church Street: William Shepherd; Ebenz. Braithwaite; The Revd. Mr. John Bridgen; *Henry Davis [later note: Excused for this year]; Henry Richard; *Daniel Milner [later note: Excused]; *William Davis [later note: paid]; William Underhill; *Capt John Pincock [later note: paid]; Robt Aldwinckle; John Singleton; James Thompson [later note: abated 2s:6d]; Nicholas Graves; Daniel Card.

Mare Street: James Atkins [later note: Excused this Year]; Matthias King Esqr; *William Katherines [later note: to pay]; William Kingsland; Giles Lomas; Benjamin Barlow; *Joseph Sherbon [later note: paid]; Samuel Woodyard [later note: to pay]; *Thomas Smith [later note: Excused this year]; *Robert Bell [later note: to pay].

Homerton: *Elizabeth Holmes [later note: Excused being very antient & poor]; *James Bolton [later note: Excused for this year]; *Ruth Bolland [later note: Excused not being an Inhabitant]; William Peacock; *Robert Glinton [later note: paid]; *George Fox [later note: Excused not being an Inhabitant]; *Joseph Goodman [later note: paid]; George Lewen Esqr; *Henry Vaughan [later note: paid]; Thomas Pile; *Ann Stracey [later note: Excused]; Henry Godwin; James Sims; James Betts.

Clopton: Mary Ashton; *Elizabeth Barnett [later note: paid]; Elizabeth Fenton [later note: gone]; John Field; *Samuel Holdsworth [later note: Excused]; *Philip Osborne [later note: to pay]; Richard Hedge [later note: Excused]; *Ann Betts [later note: paid altered from to pay]; Jeremiah Woodley.

Grove Street: Richard Coleman.

Well Street: *Mary Streetin [later note: Excused]; *Robert Wilson [later note: to pay deleted to pay].

Newington: Henry Donmer; Henry Haughton [later note: paid]; Robert Edwards; *Wid°. Frost [later note: Excused being very poor]; John Copley; Thomas Barnard.

Shacklewell: Lambert Lance [later note: paid]; *Samuel Jordain [later note: Excused]; James Mortimer; John Everett.

Dorleston: *John Rogers [later note: to pay]; Jacob Hewett [later note: gone].

Land Holders: Thomas Waxham; Ralph Harwood Esqr; Lister Selman; Thomas Boots.

872. Agreed That Margaret White be Licensed at the Bird in hand at Newington now the Yorkshire Gray.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 17 May 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Stephen Ram, Alexander Garrett

873. In nomination for Overseers for the Year 1736 (fn. 5) : 13 Richard Speed [marginal entry deleted: Excused by Certificate]; 7 Barnard Byfield [marginal entry: attended]; 9 Henry Cock [marginal entry: appointed]; 8 William Buck; 4 John Burton [marginal entry: attended]; 5 John Titcomb [marginal entry: attended]; 21 William Stoakes [marginal entry: Excused by Certificate]; 6 Thomas Rudge [marginal entry: appointed]; 5 Richard Peacock; 3 John Rochier [marginal entry: attended]; 15 Henry Longbottom [marginal entry: attended].

874. Edward Roberts was Sworne to Execute the Office of Headborough for the parish of St Mary of Stratford Bow for the year ensuing.

875. The following Officers were this day Sworne faithfully to Execute their Offices, To wit, Constables: Robert Loyd, John Townesend. [Headboroughs:] Henry Harrill for Mr John Heasey, Church Street Ward; Daniel Bromwell, Well Street D°; Henry Riddell for Edward Conyears, Church Ward; John Shaw, Mare Street D°; Joseph Hill, Clopton D°; John Archer, Lower Homerton D°; Edward Fox, Dorleston & Kingsland; William Crow, Newington & Shacklewell. Ale Conners: Henry Harrill, Thomas Masling, Robert Reeves.

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 31 May 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

876. Mile End Old Towne: William West appealed against poors Rate for 12 [illegible] pd a year amounting to 14s for the year 1735 not relieved.

877. Katherine Griffith Wid°. D°, 15 D°, 8s 9d, not relieved.

878. John Pattison complaind upon oath against John Townesend one of the Constables of the parish of St John at Hackney for refuseing to aid [him deleted] and assist [altered from assisting] him in secureing one John Smith a Diserter whom he had taken on the 20th day of May 1736. John Townesend of the parish of Hackney Carpenter in £20 To appear at the next General Sessions of the Peace to be held for the County of Middlesex at Hicks=hall in St. John Street then and there to answer the Complaint of John Pattison for refuseing to aid and assist him in Secureing one John Smith a Deserter he being one of the Constables of the sd. parish &c. [Marginal entries: Returned and Del]. John Pattison of Hackney Labourer £20 To appear at the next General Sessions to prosecute the sd John Townesend for the sd Offence. [Marginal entry: Returned] Taken before the above named Justices the 31st day of May 1736. (fn. 6)

879. Ann Archer made Oath that Elizabeth Atwood was buryed in Woolen.

880. Isaac Wintell applyed for leave to sell ale & Beer till the next General Renewing of Licenses at the Naggs head in Mare Street. Agreed That he have leave to sell 'till that time & that he be then Licensed.

881. Allowed a Certificate directed to the Governours of the Hospital of Bethlahem whereby Margt Baldrey is owned to be Inhabitant Legally settled in the parish of St John at Hackney. (fn. 7)

882. Richard Segood was Sworn to serve the Office of Constable for the parish of Bromley Saint Leonard for the year ensuing.

883. Robert Leesh Sworne to Execute the Office of Headborough for the sd Parish.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 14 June 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Alexander Garrett

884. Luke Townesend applyed for leave to draw ale in the house late Mr John Woodwards called Tylers Ferry. Agreed That he have leave to draw drink there till the next General meeting for Licensing.

885. The accounts of Mr. Francis Cokayne late Church Warden and Overseer of the Poor of the Hamlet of Mile End Old Towne [deletion] were this day [deletion] laid before the above named Justices whereby it appeared that he hath recd the sum of £425=1s=3½d and paid the sum of £393=17s=8½d and that is due to ballance the said account the sum of £31=3s=7d which was allowed & Confirmed by them.

886. Also the accompts of Capt John Redman Overseer of the Poor for the said Hamlet for the said Year were likewise allowed & Confirmed by which he [paid deleted] appears to have recd £258=6s=1½d and paid £191=1s=5d and there is due from him to ballance the sum of £67=4s=8½d

887. Granted a warrant to apprehend John Everton for assaulting Mary Wright on her Oath.

888. Elizabeth Bleven made oath that Mary Barr late Deceased was buryed in Sheeps wool only.

889. Henry Harrill made oath that the body of one Isaac lately Deceased was Buryed in Sheeps Wool only. (fn. 8)

890. Signed a Warrant to apprehend Thomas Grissell & Samuel Mallion for Intruding into the Hamlet of Mile End Old Towne to Inhabit as parishioners contrary to Law and refuseing or neglecting to attend upon us to give an account touching their last legal Settlement as oath thereof hath been made before us by Christopher Best one of the Overseers of the poor they being likely to become chargeable to the said Hamlet.

891. Thomas Coleman was Sworn to Execute the Office of Headborough for the parish of St John at Hackney for the year ensuing.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 2 August 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

892. Elizabeth Spurling made oath that the Body of Mary Spurling was buryed in Sheeps Wool only.

893. Abigal Harwood applyed for Leave to sell Drink at the Sign of the Ship in Clopton till the time of Licensing. Agreed that she have leave accordingly.

894. Richard Herbert applyed for Leave to sell Drink at the sign of the Plow in Homerton. Agreed that he have leave accordingly.

895. John Masling D° at the Sun in Church Street. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

896. Ordered That Mr William Weston the Churchwarden do forthwith pay to Richard Moore Seven shillings & Six pence to support him on his Journey towards Ireland he being in great want.

897. Signed an Order to remove Mary Jones widow from the Hamlet of Mile End Old Towne in the County of Middlesex to the precinct of Saint Katherines in the same County.

898. Signed an Order to remove Bennett Burdett from the parish of Hackney to the parish of Saint Peter poor in Broad Street in the City of London.

899. Henry Norris Esqr Took the Examn of Mary Frances Singlewoman touching her pregnancy who came Voluntarily before him and Signed a warrant at the request of Mr John Law one of the overseers of the poor of the parish of Saint Mary of Stratford Bow in the County of Middlesex to apprehend William Mealing the putative father.

900. Thomas Hartley was Sworn before the above named Justices to Execute the Office of Ale Conner for the parish of Saint Mary of Stratford Bow.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 27 September 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Alexander Garrett

901. Matthew Clarke applyed for leave to sell ale and Beer at the Dunn Mare on Standford Hill in the room of Thomas Enderbury. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

902. Wm. Stevens Convicted on his own Confession of Profanely Cursing one [entry incomplete].

903. Richard Scandrett applyed for leave to sell ale and Beer at the Dolphin in Mare Street in the room of Wiliam Wilcox removed. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

904. James Martin applyed for leave to sell ale and Beer at the Dolphin at Kingsland in the room of John Price removed out of the Parish. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 2 October [altered from September] 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Stephen Ram, Alexander Garrett

905. Took the affadt. of Mary Deane touching her Settlement which appeared to be in the Hamlet of Mile End old Towne in the County of Middlesex and Signed an order to remove her thither. Also took her Examination touching her pregnancy. (fn. 9)

906. Ebenezar Braithwaite made oath that William Riceley was buryed in Sheeps wool only.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 25 October 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Stephen Ram

907. Stephen Ram and Samuel Tyssen Esqrs allowed and Confirmed six months Rate for the parish of St. Mary of Stratford Bow from Ladyday last to Michaelmass following amounting to the Sum of One hundred and Eighteen pounds Seven shillings and [six deleted] three pence.

908. Mr. William Weston Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor of the parish of Saint John at Hackney in the County of Middlesex applyed to the above named Justices for a Warrant to Levy the penalty on the person who caused the Body of Martha Adey to be Buryed no affadavit having been made of its being Interred in woolen. Ordered That proper Enquiry be made and a warrant of Distress made out accordingly.

909. Robert Harding applyed for a License to sell ale & Beer at the Sign of the Black Swan on Cambridge Heath in the room of Wm. Browne. Ordered That he have leave to draw Drink 'till the Defaulting day for granting of Licenses and that he be then Licensed.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 22 November 1736

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

910. Alexander Garrett Esqr Granted a [deletion] Warrant to apprehend John Curtis for leaving his wife and Children without making any provision for them whereby they are become burthensome and Chargeable to the parish of Hackney on the Oath of Mr. Wm. Weston Churchwarden. [See 211, 243].

911. Agreed That a meeting be held here on Thursday the Second day of December next at nine of the clock in the morning to hear the several Defaulters that have neglected to perform their Statute worke on the Highwayes of this parish for this present year.

912. Agreed That Thomas Enderbury have leave to sell Drink at the sign of the Rose & Crowne at Kingsland late John Prices till the next General Meeting for Licensing.

913. Adjorned to Thursday the 2d day of December next, to this place, to nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern: Tuesday, 2 December 1736 (fn. 10)

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 31 January 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Alexander Garrett, Samuel Tyssen

Footnotes

1 This was Panter's second examination. He had previously been examined in 1726, when he was given two months to obtain a certificate. H.A.D., P/J/P/68.
2 Colley was rated to the highways (366) and had hitherto been excused from the poor rates in the mistaken belief that he was not settled in the parish. H.A.D., P/J/P/86.
3 Taylor (of Mare Street) later delivered a certificate, P79/JN1/398.
4 James Cushion, a mason, was certificated and could therefore be removed only if chargeable to the parish. P79/JN1/398.
5 The figures probably represent the number of years each individual had been a householder.
6 Townesend's recognizance was respited at the June sessions and discharged the following month. Although described here as a carpenter, Townesend was a prosperous master builder. MJ/SBB/935, recog. 81, MJ/SBB/936, recog. h. H.A.D., H/LD/ 7/2.
7 She was buried 24 July 1736 at parish expense. P79/JN1/25.
8 The burial register indicates that this was an unknown labourer. P79/JN1/25.
9 Mary Deane identified the father of her child as John Bullmore. She obtained a certificate from Mile End Old Town during 1736, perhaps as a result of this order. H.A.D., P/J/P/68; P79/JN1/398.
10 The date is incorrect. The clerk originally wrote Tuesday, 2 November then altered it to 2 December (which was a Thursday).