Hackney Petty Sessions Book
1737 (nos 914-51)

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Ruth Paley (editor)

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1991

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147-154

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'Hackney Petty Sessions Book: 1737 (nos 914-51)', Justice in eighteenth-century Hackney: The justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book (1991), pp. 147-154. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38831 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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914. A List of the names of the Farmers summoned to appear here this day: Samuel Keep, rents £85 pr ann, worked 6 days, To pay [marginal entry: appeared]; Mary Woodfield, rents £400 pr ann, worked 27 D° [marginal entry: Francis - appeared]; Katherine Carter, worked 6 D° [marginal entry: appeared]; Henry Cock; John Burton, rents £400 pr ann, paid £6 [marginal entry: appeared]; William Finch, done; Thomas Wood, rents £170 pr ann [marginal entry: appeared]; Robert Iles, rents £90 pr ann, worked 6 [marginal entry: appeared]; James Huggett, rents £80 pr ann, paid 16s, worked 4 [marginal entry: appeared]; Thomas Monk; William Pratt; William Stoakes; Henry Mills, rents £65 pr ann, worked 5 [marginal entry: appeared]; David Taylor; Thomas Rudge, worked 5, to pay £2=16s=0d [marginal entry: appeared]; John Hanson, rents [40 deleted:] £33=6s pr ann, worked 2 [marginal entry: appeared]; Jeremiah Woodley, rents £300 pr ann [marginal entry: appeared]; Humphry Woods, rents £42 10s. pr ann, worked 5 [marginal entry: appeared]; Samuel Woodfield, rents £400 pr ann, worked 18 [marginal entry: appeared]; Bridgman Browne; Elias Woodfield, rents £80 pr ann, worked 6 [marginal entry: Mr S: Woodfield appeared]; Edward Nutt, rents £200 pr ann, worked 8 [marginal entry: appeared]; Ann Bartmaker; Edmund Bellos; Joseph Sureties, rents £100 pr ann, worked 4 [marginal entry: appeared]; Joseph Green, worked 4; Henry Donmer; Ann Burton, rents £200 pr ann [marginal entry: Mr Jn° Burton appeared]; John Townesend; Thomas Coates; Thomas Mealing, keeps 4 teems £3=12=0 [marginal entry: Clerk appeared]; Thomas Waxham; Samuel Forster, rents £119 pr ann, worked 6 [marginal entry: Mr Huggett appeard]. [See 916, 917, 918, 920].

915. Adjourned to Thursday next nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern: Thursday, 3 February 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen

916. A List of the Farmers Summoned to appear here this day: Henry Cock; Thomas Wood; Thomas Monk; William Pratt; William Stoakes; David Taylor; Bridgman Browne; Ann Bartmaker; Edmund Bellos; Joseph Green; Henry Donmer; John Townesend; Thomas Coates; Thomas Waxham. [See 914, 917, 918, 920].

917. Justices Staid 'till Eleven and neither Surveyors or persons Summoned appeared and then went away. Adjourned to Monday next ten in the forenoon. [See 914, 916, 918, 920].

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 7 February 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Stephen Ram, Samuel Tyssen

918. A list of the farmers summoned to appear here this day: Henry Cock, rents £74 [altered from £75] pr ann [marginal entry: appeared]; Thomas Wood; Thomas Monk, rents £28 pr ann, worked 3 days [marginal entry: appeared]; William Pratt; William Stoakes; David Taylor; Bridgman Browne; Ann Bartmaker, rents £80 pr ann, worked 6 days [marginal entry: appeared]; Edmund Bellos, rents £150 pr ann, worked 7 days [marginal entry: appeared]; Joseph Green; Henry Donmer, rents £63 pr ann [marginal entry: appeared]; John Townesend, worked 3 days [marginal entry: Mr Monk appeared]; Thomas Coates; Thomas Waxham. [See 914, 916, 917, 920].

919. Henry Norris and Stephen Ram Esqrs Signed a Summons requiring the several Defaulters hereunder named of the Parish of Bromley St Leonard in the County of Middlesex to appear before them & others his majesties Justices of the Peace for the said County at a Special Sessions to be held for the consideration of the Highwayes at the Court house in White Chapple on Tuesday the 22d of this Instant February at ten in the forenoon then and there to answer the Complaint of Thomas Goodyere and John Keene the present Surveyrs. of the Highwayes of the said parish for neglecting to perform their respective Statute work on the said Highwayes as they are severally by Law Obliged on the Oaths of the said Surveyrs - To wit, John [Walcutt], Thomas Carter, [blank] Walker, [blank] Buckworth, Thomas Fisher, John Piggin, Humphry Morris, Walter Baptist, George Richardson, George Roobe, Thomas Debersen, John Holt, James Glinn, John Walden, Michael Sage, Peter Shouler, [blank] Wooley, John Harlin; Land Holders: John Orton, John Warren, James Mayfield.

920. Mr. Samuel Keep*, [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £85 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; Mrs. Mary Woodfield* [issued] to work 27 dayes, hath worked 27 dayes, to work anno 1736 34, to work anno 1737 42, Rents £400 pr ann, Teems kept 48*; Mrs. Katherine Carter* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £25 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; *Mr Henry Cock* [issued] to work 12 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 15, to work anno 1737 18, Rents £75 pr ann, Teems kept 24* 4; *Mr John Burton* [issued] to work 15 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 28, to work anno 1737 42, Rents £400 pr ann, Teems kept 48*, paid £6; *Mr. Thomas Wood* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 12, to work anno 1737 18, Rents £170 pr ann, Teems kept 18*; *Mr. Robert Iles* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £72 pr ann, Teems kept 6*; *Mr. James Huggett* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 9, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 12* 2; Mr. Thomas Monk* [issued] to work 3 dayes, hath worked 3 dayes, to work anno 1736 3, to work anno 1737 6, Teems kept 6* 1; Mr. William Pratt* [issued] to work 9 dayes, hath worked 2 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; Mr. William Stoakes*, [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 5 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; Mr. Henry Mills* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £65 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; Mr. David Taylor* [issued] to work 3 dayes, hath worked 2 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Teems kept 6* 1; *Mr. Thomas Rudge* [issued] to work 12 dayes, hath worked 5 dayes, to work anno 1736 12, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £140 pr ann, Teems kept 12* 2; *Mr. John Hanson* [issued] to work 3 dayes, hath worked 2 dayes, to work anno 1736 4, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £33 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; *Mr. Jeremiah Woodley* [issued] to work 18 dayes, hath worked 13 dayes, to work anno 1736 24, to work anno 1737 30, Rents £300 pr ann, Teems kept 36*; *Mr. Henry Donmer* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £63 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; *Mr. Humphry Wood* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 5 dayes, to work anno 1736 5, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £42 pr ann, Teems kept 6* 1; *Mr Samuel Woodfield* [issued] to work 18 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 27, to work anno 1737 36, Rents £400 pr ann, Teems kept 48* -; Mr. Bridgman Browne* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 9, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £112 pr ann, Teems kept 12* -, paid £2 8s; Mr. Elias Woodfield* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 6* -; *Mr. Edward Nutt* [issued] to work 12 dayes, hath worked 8 dayes, to work anno 1736 18, to work anno 1737 24, Rents £200 pr ann, Teems kept 24* 2; Mrs. Ann Bartmaker* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 6 dayes, to work anno 1736 9, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 12* 2; Mr. Edmd. Bellos* [issued] to work 9 dayes, hath worked 7 dayes, to work anno 1736 13, to work anno 1737 18, Rents £170 pr ann, Teems kept 18* 2; *Mr. Joseph Sureties* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 4 dayes, to work anno 1736 9, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £100 pr ann, Teems kept 12*; Mr. Joseph Green* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 4 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £56 pr ann, Teems kept 6* -; *Mrs. Ann Burton* [issued] to work 12 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 18, to work anno 1737 24, Rents £200 pr ann, Teems kept 24* -; Mr John Townesend* [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 3 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £80 pr ann, Teems kept 6* -; Mr. Thos. Coates* [issued] to work 9 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £86 pr ann, Teems kept 6* -; Mr. Thos. Mealing* [issued] to work 9 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 16, to work anno 1737 24, Rents £114 pr ann, Teems kept 24* 4, paid £3 12s; Mr. Thos. Waxham [issued] to work 6 dayes, hath worked 0 dayes, to work anno 1736 6, to work anno 1737 6, Rents £75 pr ann, Teems kept 6* -; *Sam (fn. 1) . Forster Esqr hath worked 4 dayes, to work anno 1736 9 dayes, to work anno 1737 12, Rents £119 pr ann, Teems kept 12* -. [Totals]: [issued] to work 267 dayes, to work anno 1736 252, to work anno 1737 444, Teems kept 480. [See 914, 916, 917, 918].

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 21 February 1737

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

921. Mr John Collings attended and acquainted the Gentlemen Present that he Intends to leave off selling of ale & Beer and therefore desired that Mr. Thos Barnard may have a License in his room. Agreed That the sd. Thomas Barnard have leave to draw till the next General renewing upon Mr. Collings's quiting [sic] his Licence.

922. Richard Spurling appeared for Ann Newton and told the Gentlemen that he hath hired her but not for a year and that he doth not know her name. [See 923].

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 14 March 1737

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

923. Complaint being made by Mr. Wm. Weston Churchwarden of the parish of Hackney against Ann Newton Singlewoman that he hath recd. Information that the said Ann Newton was about four years agoe delivered of female Bastard Child in the said parish called Hannah [and deleted] which is likely to become Chargeable to the said Parish. Ordered That the said Ann Newton be Summoned to attend us at the next meeting to be held here in order to be Examined upon Oath touching the [place deleted] putative father of the said Female Bastard Child. [See 922].

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 30 April 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Stephen Ram, Samuel Tyssen

924. The above named Justices signed the Reassessment for the Window Tax.

925. Roger Lewis applyed to have leave to draw Drink at the Cock in Church Street in the room of James Thompson until the next Licensing. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 27 June 1737

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

926. John Cawne Sworn to Execute the Office of Headborough in the room of Capt. Thomas Pangbourne [deletion].

927. Mr. Markham Spearing applyed for a License for his house in Mare Street late Collings's. The Gentlemen Debateing the matter and there not being any vacancy Do hereby order that no additional License be granted to any person whatsoever.

928. Bromley Grove applyed for leave to sell Ale & Beer at the Red Cow at Dorleston in the room of Edwd. Pim. Agreed That he have leave to draw 'till the next General meeting for Licensing.

929. Hugh Davis applyed for a leave to sell Ale & Beer at the sign of the White Lyon in the Hamlet of Mile End old Towne. Agreed That he have leave according to his said request.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 8 August 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

930. Mary Beck wid°. of Randolph Beck Deceased applyed for leave to sell ale &c at the Sign of the Catt & Shoulder of Mutton 'till the next General renewing. Agreed That she have leave [of deleted] accordingly. [See 825, 943].

931. Francis Stratton applyed for leave to sell ale &c at the sign of the Yorkshire Gray at Newington until the next General renewing of Victuallers Licenses. Agreed That he have leave accordingly.

932. Frances Browne Widow of Ludlow Browne passed from the parish of St. James Clerkenwell to this parish made Oath that about a year and three Quarters ago she was married to the sd Ludlow Browne in the Liberty of the Fleet London according to the usage of the Church of England.

933. Took the affadt of Mary Davis touching her Settlement. (fn. 1)

934. Wm. Hall of Dorleston victr and Richard [deletion] Welfford of Bethnal Green victr were Licensed to sell made wines.

935. Adjourned to Saturday next nine in the morning.

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 13 August 1737

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

936. The Examination of Elizabeth Hutton widow of John Hutton was taken on oath touching the putative father of her female Bastard Child Born of her Body in the Hamlet of Bethnal Green on the fourth day of July last past and Signed an adjudication against John Varoon the reputed father thereof by Henry Norris and Samuel Tyssen Esqrs.

The Mermaid Tavern: Friday, 2 September 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen

937. The above named Justices allowed an Indenture of Apprenticeship whereby James Kelly aged twelve years a poor Child of the Hamlet of Mile End Old Towne was bound to Captain William Bowles of the same Hamlet.

938. An order was Signed to remove Elizabeth March from the parish of St John at Hackney in the County of Middlesex to the parish of North Mim17in the County of Hertford as the place of her last legal Settlement.

939. Elizabeth Rhodes passed from the Parish of Saint Sepulcre in the County of Middlesex was Examined and is Settled here by her being bound apprentice to James North a Gardener and serving him above one year & a halfe.

940. John Cubbidge aged seven years Son of John Cubbidge and Elizabeth his wife [deletion] passed from the Liberty of Norton Falgate to this parish - Mary Cubbidge wife of Wm. Cubbidge made Oath that the said John Cubbidge Settlemt is here in right of her sd Husband who paid all Parochial Taxes in this Parish. [See 942].

941. Elizabeth Bleven made Oath that the bodies of Elizabeth Bailey Prudence Kirby & George Brownsword lately Deceased were Buried in Sheeps Wool only.

942. Henry Norris Esqr granted a Warrant to apprehend Elizabeth Cubbidge Widow of John Cubbidge Deceased for leaving her son John Cubbidge an Infant without making any Provision for him whereby he is become burthensome & chargeable to the parish of St John at Hackney on the Oath of Robt Aldwinckle Church Warden of the said Parish. [See 940].

943. James Pryor who hath lately married Mary Beck widow of Randolph Beck applyed for leave to Sell ale & Beer at the sign of the Shoulder of Mutton and Cat 'till the next renewing of Licences for the Tower Division. Agreed That he have leave according to his said request. [See 930].

The Mermaid Tavern: Tuesday, 25 October 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Stephen Ram

944. Henry Norris & Samuel Tyssen Esqrs. Signed an Order to remove Mary Spier to the parish of St. Martin in the fields in the County of Middlesex.

945. Ordered That John Harrison aged ten years a poor Child of this Parish do go upon likeing to James Shears a cordwainer who lives adjoyning to the Work house belonging to the parish of St. Giles in the fields in the County of Middlesex. [See 947].

946. Complaint having been made against John Jones who lives at the watch house on the foot way leading to London for suffering several disorders to be committed in the said house so that it is become a nusance to persons passing and repassing that way Do hereby order that the said Jones do forthwith provide another Lodging for himselfe and family and that the sd. House be shut up and fastened in the securest manner as can be.

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 12 December 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Alexander Garrett, Samuel Tyssen

947. Henry Norris and Alexa Garrett Esqrs. allowed an Indenture of Apprenticeship whereby John Harrison Aged ten years a poor Child of this Parish was bound to James Shears of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Cordwainer. [See 945].

948. Zacheus Moyse passed from St Botolph without Aldgate Middx: Examined and his settlemt is in this parish.

949. Sarah Holbrook passed from St. Luke in the County of Middx: Examined and her Settlemt is in this parish.

950. Elizabeth Wheatley passed from the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Examined and said that her husband Joseph Wheatley told her that he served his time with [Mr Wright a deleted] Mr. White a Baker in Church Street in Hackney to be further inquired into, Mr. Aldwinckle being of Opinion that the said Mr White never had an Apprentice. (fn. 2)

951. Adjorned to Saturday next to this place to ten in the forenoon.

The Mermaid Tavern: Saturday, 17 December 1737

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

The Mermaid Tavern: Monday, 27 February 1738

Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen, Alexander Garrett

Footnotes

1 Mary Davis had a legitimate daughter aged eight and a newborn illegitimate son by her lodger, William Brewis, cordwainer of Tottenham. H.A.D., P/J/P/68.
2 Elizabeth Wheatley was a widow; Hackney appealed against the removal order, but no verdict has been traced. MJ/SBB/949, p. 23.