Sessions Books
1694

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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'Sessions Books: 1694', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 105-125. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66111 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Sessions Book 510—January, 1694.

Jury panels (pp. 5, 6)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, appearances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–23)

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List of names under New Prison and House of Correction (p. 37)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, committals, &c. (pp. 39–42)

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Order for several inhabitants of Dutchy Lane, in the parish of St. Maryle-Savoy, to pay their assessments for the relief of the poor (p. 45)

Schedule of the names of the inhabitants of Dutchy Lane, in the parish of St. Mary-le-Savoy, and of the sums of money assessed upon them for the relief of the poor there (p. 46)

George Russell, a maimed soldier, awarded 40/- towards his maintenance (ibid.)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Hampstead and St. Pancras, concerning Sarah Robinson, wife of John Robinson, who, by an order dated 7 November last, was, with her two children, removed to the latter parish, it is ordered that she continue in the said parish of St. Pancras (p. 47)

Order to Richard Gray, gentleman, treasurer for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth for the year 1692 to pay £13 8s. 8d., moneys received by him to be distributed in charitable uses (p. 48)

Upon the dispute between the parishes of Hendon and Harrow, concerning Abigail Chandler, wife of John Chandler, who, by an order dated 22nd of September last, was with her male child conveyed from the hamlet of Pinner, in the parish of Harrow, to the parish of Hendon, it is ordered that the said Abigail continue in Hendon (p. 49)

Upon the dispute between the parishes of St. Bride's, London, and Ealing, concerning three small children, Anne Bride, Thomas Grove, and Clara Goodwin, removed, by an order dated 20 November last, to St. Bride's, they having been put out to nurse by the officers of the said latter parish to one Elizabeth Curtis, of Old Brentford, it is ordered that they continue in St. Bride's (ibid.)

Upon the dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Mary Matfellon, concerning William Forster and Hannah, his wife, who, by an order dated 1 November last, were removed to the former parish, it is ordered that they be removed to the latter parish (p. 50)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Sepulchre's and St. Paul's, Covent Garden, concerning Anne Fisher who, by an order dated 9th of January last, was conveyed to St. Sepulchre's, it is ordered that she continue in the latter parish (p. 51)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Waltham Abbey, county Essex, and the parish of Enfield, concerning George and Benjamin French, sons of George French, deceased, and Anne Baldwin, daughter of William Baldwin, deceased, who were lately removed from the said parish of Enfield to the said parish of Waltham Abbey, it is ordered that the said three children continue in the last-named parish (p. 51)

Upon the petition of William Field and Lawrence Mortimer, late constables of the parish of St. James, Westminster, it is ordered that £3 5s. 0d. be paid to the said Field, and £3 15s. 0d. to the said Mortimer, they having disbursed those sums during their office for the passing of vagrants and cripples (p. 52)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Twickenham and West Drayton, concerning Elizabeth Smith and one child, who, by an order dated 11th of January last were removed from West Drayton to Twickenham, it is ordered that they be re-conveyed to West Drayton (p. 53)

Order that John Pery, esquire, treasurer for the maimed soldiers and mariners within the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay to John Porter, of the parish of Stebunheath, alias Stepney, a maimed seaman, the sum of 20/-.

The like orders for:—

Richard Bubbs, of the parish of St. Giles Without, Cripplegate.

George Jones, of the same parish.

Joseph Spenser, of the same parish.

Thomas Rymer, of the parish of Stepney.

John Perrin,of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch (p. 54)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Paul, Covent Garden, and St. Ann, Westminster, concerning John Harding, Mary, his wife, and Mary, their child, late removed to the said parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, it is ordered that they do continue in the last-named parish (ibid.)

Upon the petition of the churchwarden of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, showing that by reason of the great increase of the poor, occasioned by the present war, he has been forced to disburse of his own moneys, and that before this year has expired he will be out of pocket at least £200, it is ordered that an assessment be made upon the inhabitants of the said hamlet, and the petitioner's complaint considered (p. 55)

Whereas at the Sessions held on the 4th of December last [vide Sessions Book No. 509, p. 47] it was ordered that the churchwardens of the hamlet of Hammersmith, in the parish of Fulham, should pay to Thomas Barrett, late headborough of the said hamlet, the sum of £6 8s. 0d., expended by him for passing cripples, which the churchwardens, for certain reasons set forth, refused to pay; it is now ordered that an assessment be made on the inhabitants of the said hamlet for reimbursing the petitioner (p. 56)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of Ealing and Harrow, concerning John Chapman and his wife and child, who, by an order, were lately removed to the parish of Ealing, it is ordered that they continue in the said latter parish (p. 57)

Order by the Court that no Justice of the Peace, nor his clerk, shall receive any dividend, saving only in that division where his master dwells, of the money received at the general renewing of victuallers' licenses, and that no clerk shall receive more than one dividend in one division (ibid.)

Order that from henceforth no prisoner committed to the House of Correction shall be discharged from his or her imprisonment (except in public Sessions), but by the committing Justice, or, in his absence, by two other Justices at least (p. 58)

Order for Justices to enquire into the petition of Joseph Allen, raker of the hamlet of Ratcliff, who alleges that there is due to him the sum of £20 for cleansing the streets (ibid.)

Order for the Justices of the Tower Division to enquire into the petition of some of the inhabitants of the hamlet of Ratcliff against the assessment of the scavenger rate (p. 59)

Order as to extending time for the paving a street in the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell. [Vide Sessions Books No. 500, p. 55, and No. 506, p. 48] (p. 60)

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Miscellaneous memoranda (p. 69)

List of persons ordered to pay the assessment of the poor rate in the parish of St. Mary le Savoy (p. 70)

Inhabitants of St. Pancras and Hampstead to attend on their appeal 15 January, 1693 (ibid.)

Names of three bailiffs fined for absence (ibid.)

List of persons sworn (p. 71)

Calendar of indictments (p. 72)

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Calendar of recognizances (pp. 74, 75)

Sessions Book 511—February, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, recognizances, &c. (pp. 7–20)

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Lists of names, headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 25, 26)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, the settlement of Maria Portley, &c. (pp. 27–29)

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Note of the committal of John Murrey to New Prison (p. 39)

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Whereas it was ordered on the 13th of October last [vide Sessions Book No. 508, p. 49] that a certain new street, called Eagle Street, in the parish of St. Giles'-in the-Fields, should be paved with stone, before the first day of the next Sessions; now, upon consideration of the reasons set forth in the petition of Thomas Pelling and John Mitchell, an extension of time is granted until the first day of the next Sessions (p. 41)

Order to certain Justices (named) to meet on the 27th of February, to examine what fees have been anciently taken by the Clerk of the Peace and all other officers of this Court, and also by the respective clerks of the Justices of the Peace (p. 42)

List of 15 Justices present. The consideration of the above order is adjourned until after the Sessions of Parliament, in case an Act be made as to the fees of officers (p. 43)

Order concerning the division of the money received at the general renewal of victuallers' licenses in the Holborn Division (ibid.)

Order for the attendance at Westminster Hall, on 16 April, of Richard Gray, gentleman, treasurer within the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, for 1692, for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, to give an account of money received by him from the several high constables in the said division, for the relief of the poor prisoners (p. 44)

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Alphabetical lists of names, headed "Calendar of Indictments" and "Calendar of Recognizances" (pp. 48, 49)

Order for the Sheriff of Middlesex to summon a jury each Session for the trial of traverses (p. 50)

Order for the withdrawal of George Constable's license for keeping a common alehouse at Holborn Bars (p. 51)

Indenture of apprenticeship of Barnaby, son of John Agace, of Canterbury, county Kent, weaver, to Samuel De La Foss, of Bethnal Green Hamlet, Stepney, clockmaker. Dated 20 February, 1694 (ibid.)

The like of George, son of — Browne, deceased, and of Elizabeth, his wife, to John Weale, of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, to learn "fencing with single rapier." Dated 10 July, 1693 (ibid.)

Sessions Book 512—April, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

John Herbert, chosen treasurer for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore for 1694, is appointed to take the account of John Pery, treasurer during 1693 (p. 6)

The like appointment of Thomas Chambers for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth; he is appointed to take the account of Francis Merrick, former treasurer (ibid.)

Appointment of William Munden, of Kensington, as treasurer for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, for 1694, in the room of Thomas Sanders, gentleman. (p. 6)

The like appointment of John Smith, of New Brentford, within the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, in the room of William Steers, gentleman (ibid.)

Order for the rates of labourers', artificers', and servants' wages to stand as they were at the close of the Easter Sessions, 1693 (ibid.)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, indictments, commitments, &c. (pp. 7–25)

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Schedules of rates for the benefit of maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth. The like for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals in the same hundreds (pp. 27–32)

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Order concerning the putting out to nurse of parish children. This matter is brought into notice owing to one Mary Compton having starved and murdered several infants placed in her care by public officers (p. 35)

Order that William Lydall, of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, formerly lieutenant in the Royal Navy, do receive £3 yearly from the funds for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore (p. 36)

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List of names of those taking the oaths (p. 41)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, recognizances, &c. (pp. 43, 44)

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Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (pp. 47, 48)

An unfinished note concerning the petition of the churchwardens and overseers of St. Margaret's, Westminster, which refers to the increase of the poor there (p. 49)

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Order for Jacob Clarke, of Teddington Parish, yeoman, to be sworn as constable of the said parish.

Note follows, dated 22 May, 1694, that Richard Gardiner be sworn constable in the room of the said Jacob (p. 51)

Upon the petition of John Hatchett, of Shepperton Parish, yeoman, showing that he has served the office of petty constable in the said parish for the past year, and that he is now chosen churchwarden, and praying to be discharged from the former office, it is ordered accordingly, and that William Goodwin, yeoman, be sworn constable in the room of the said John (p. 51)

Upon the petition of Edward Norwood, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, showing that on the 11th of April he was chosen scavenger of the liberty of St. John of Jerusalem, in the said parish, "although he is a gentleman, and no tradesman," and praying to be discharged, it is ordered accordingly (p. 52)

Order as to lighting the streets:—Whereas, by an Act of Parliament of 2 William and Mary, it is amongst other things enacted that every householder within any of the parishes, in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and cities and liberties of London and Westminster, whose house adjoins, or is near the street, from Michaelmas to Lady Day yearly, shall every night hang out candles or lights in lanterns, "on the outside of the house next the street to enlighten the same for the conveniency of passengers from time to time as it shall grow dark, until twelve of the clock in the night, upon pain of forfeiting the sum of 2/- for every default," excepting those who shall agree to use lamps, at such distances as shall be approved by two or more Justices; and whereas the partners of the convex lights, have since the making of the said Act, at great expense carried out the lighting of the public streets, and passages, in and about the town. The Court is informed that several persons neither hang out lights nor pay to these lights so placed, and orders that, for the more effectual carrying out of the said Act, all householders liable to the operation of the Act do hang out lights accordingly, upon pain of 2/- for each default, and declares that all public passages and thoroughfares in and about the town comprised within the weekly bills of mortality are and ought to be esteemed streets, and directs the Justices to view and regulate the lamps set up by the patentees (p. 53)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, and St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, as to the settlement of Mary Compton, spinster, an apprentice to Mr. Cook and his wife, to learn quilting and plain work, in Bridges Street (p. 56)

Certificate of two Justices (named) that they have viewed the pavement in Pall Mall, in St. James's Parish, between the houses of John Murray and Robert Gisborne, and that they find upwards of four feet thereof is in need of repair, and ought to be restored by the said Gisborne, and that the denter stone is not placed in the middle of the street. Ordered that the said denter stone be removed to the proper place and that the said Gisborne do pave to the middle of the street, "to be computed from the upright walls on each side" (p. 57)

Complaint of John Gibbon, of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, gentleman, that he has been aopointed overseer, although he is "an agent in the chamber of London, deputy receiver, and head collector of the present aids granted to their Majesties," and is consequently unable to attend the said office of overseer. It is ordered that he be discharged (ibid.)

Upon the petition of Thomas Bedford, Samuel Blackerby, and others, inhabitants of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, complaining of "great abuses of the poor," and of unfair assessment of the rates, full instructions are issued for the regulation of the said rates for the relief of the poor in the said parish (p. 58)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Peter's, Canterbury, and Stepney, concerning the settlement of Thomas Greethurst, deceased, his wife, Mary, with her two children. Philip Greethurst, father of the said Thomas, is mentioned (p. 59)

Order concerning the settlement of "Emy" Arthurbury, otherwise Goodrick, who, by an order of the 23rd of March, was removed from St. Mary's Parish, Islington, to that of Finchley (p. 60)

Order concerning the settlement of Jane Mitchell, who, by an order of the 5th of March, was removed from Fulham Parish, "on Hammersmith side," to that of Kensington (ibid.)

Upon the information that the common highway in St. Pancras Parish, leading from Battle Bridge to the crossway beyond St. Pancras Church, is very much out of repair, and that the surveyors, and other inhabitants have diverted the water course in the said way, and made several ditches which have proved very prejudicial to the said highways, it is ordered that an assessment be made to meet the expense of the repairs (p. 61)

Certificate of the Justices, dated the 20th of April, showing, upon the oath of William Cook and John Love, of Staines, inn-holders, that there is due to the said witnesses and others in the said parish £119 "for the quarters and debts contracted by the officers and soldiers of a troop of horse, commanded by Captain Fletcher, in the regiment of Colonel Coy," who were quartered in the said parish (p. 62)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth, wife of George Green, who, with her three children, were lately removed from Twickenham Parish to that of St. Margaret's, Westminster (ibid.)

Order concerning the last settlement of Anne Lloyd, removed from the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to that of St. Katherine, Creechurch (ibid.)

Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Townsend, one of the surveyors of the highways in Hornsey Parish, showing that the highway leading towards Barnet from Hornsey Lane end to the outparts of the said parish, for about a mile, are in great need of repair, and that the statute work is insufficient to repair the same, the cost of which will be over £200, and praying that a rate may be levied towards the repair of the same, it is ordered accordingly. (p. 64)

Order concerning the settlement of Dorothy Midgley, spinster, who was removed from the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to that of St. Andrew's, Holborn (p. 65)

Order concerning the last settlement of Mary Woodroffe, widow, who was removed from the parish of St. Mary-le-Savoy to that of St. Clement Danes (ibid.)

Upon the petition of John Howland, of Finchley Parish, yeoman, showing that during his office of constable he expended £11 19s. 8d. for the passing and relieving of cripples, vagrants, and other impotent persons, and praying that a rate may be assessed to reimburse the petitioner, it is ordered accordingly (p. 66)

Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Barnett, of Finchley Parish, yeoman, which shows that he served the office of constable last year, when he expended £5 5s. 11d. for passing and relieving cripples, vagrants, and others, and prays that he may be reimbursed (ibid.)

Order that Edward Danson, overseer of Finchley Parish, do pay to Richard Mason, constable of the said parish for 1692, £13 13s. 9d., expended by him in relieving and passing cripples, vagrants, and others (p. 67)

Order concerning the settlement of Francis Golding, who, with his wife and six children, were lately removed from St. Mary-le-bone Parish to that of St. Clement Danes (ibid.)

Petition of Thomas Bedingfeild, of Hornsey Parish, showing that he served the offices of surveyor of the highways and constable for 1686 and 1689, and that he expended £15 16s. 1d. in the repair of the highways, and in passing and relieving cripples and vagabonds, and praying to be reimbursed (p. 68)

Proceedings upon a complaint that the constables of St. Mary's, Islington, have. shortly before their discharge from office, privately made a house to house visitation in order to obtain the subscriptions of the inhabitants for the election of new constables. It is ordered that the churchwardens and others, inhabitants of the said parish, who are usually present at the election of parish officers, do nominate fit persons to be constables there in such manner as officers of the said parish should be nominated (ibid.)

Petition of Richard Rowley and Henry Page, surveyors of the highways of Finchley Parish, showing that the highway leading from Highgate to Barnet is much in need of repair, and that the statute work is insufficient to repair the same, and praying that an assessment may be made to meet the expense of the said repairs. Ordered accordingly (p. 69)

Order concerning the settlement of William Blake, who with Mary, his wife, and Sarah and Priscilla, their children, were removed from St. Sepulchre's Parish to that of the liberty of the Rolls (p. 70)

Upon the information of Mr. Hardisty that he had received a declaration against the inhabitants of Ossulston Hundred, at the suit of John Russell, for a robbery committed at Hornsey, on the 21st of March, 5 William and Mary [1693–4], the said Russell's loss being 35s. in money, a watch, and lace to the value of £73 9s. 0d., it is referred to certain Justices (named), who are to give such order for the defence of the suit as they shall consider meet (ibid.)

Upon information that Hugh Wilkinson, Samuel Jones, William Tumber, Moses Cole, and Mary Dtvourse, widow, living by the Tower Ditch, in the parish of St. Buttolph Without, Aldgate, Henry Smith, "at the Shipwright's Arms," in Rosemary Lane, Mary Thoroughgood, of the precincts of St. Katherine's, near the Tower; William Buxton, of Church Lane . . . Elizabeth Aaron, at the Blue Anchor, at King Edward Stairs, and Frances Emms, "at the Redcrosse in Cinnamon Street," keep disorderly houses upon pretence of licenses granted for selling ale; it is ordered that the said licenses be suppressed (p. 71)

Order for the appearance, on the 22nd of May next, of Richard Gray, gentleman, treasurer for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals, in Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth Hundreds, for 1692, to give an account of the money received by him from the high constables in the said division for the relief of poor prisoners (p. 72)

Proceedings upon the complaint made on Friday, the 12th of January, by the burgesses and assistants of the Duchy Liberty in the Strand, that Charles Pratten, William Burrows, Nicholas Baker, and Thomas Awbery, constables of the said liberty, had, in 1690, collected over £15 above the sum assessed towards the satisfaction of an execution against the inhabitants of Ossulston Hundred for a robbery committed upon William Bird. Upon the report of the Justices to whom the matter was referred, it is ordered that the said constables do pay the money by them collected, into the hands of Mr. Coggs, one of the burgesses of the said liberty (ibid.)

Upon the information of several ancient inhabitants of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields that a rate is usually made every year in the said parish for the repair of the highways, but that many persons refuse to pay the same, and praying an assessment may be enforced for the said repairs, it is ordered accordingly, and instructions are given concerning the said assessment (p. 74)

Upon the dispute between Anna Victoria Turner, of St. James's, Westminster, spinster, and Katherine, daughter of Margaret Lambert, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, widow, concerning the discharge of the said Katherine from her apprenticeship, it is ordered that she continue with her said mistress, and that her mother be allowed a weekly sum from the churchwardens of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, towards the maintenance of the said Katherine during her apprenticeship (p. 75)

Order of reference concerning the rates of wages of labourers, artificers, &c (p. 76)

Upon the petition of William and Joseph Miller, former scavengers of Hollywell Street Liberty, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, showing that they disbursed to the raker £7 6s. 0d. and upwards, more than they had received, it is ordered that Miller and Taylor (sic) be paid £8 by Thomas Edge and Henry Wilson, scavengers (ibid.)

Order for a further extension of time for paving the street leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John Street [vide Sessions Book, No. 500, page 55, and other references] (p. 77)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the appointment of constables, and a rate levied for the benefit of maimed soldiers (p. 79)

Alphabetical lists of names headed "Calendar of Indictments" and "Calendar of Recognizances" (pp. 80–83)

Indenture of apprenticeship of John, son of Peter James, of St. Paul's Parish, Shadwell, sailor, to Andrew Young, of Stockholm, sailor. Dated 11 April, 1694 (p. 83)

William Steers, of Staines, yeoman, licensed to be a common badger for the ensuing year (ibid.)

Sessions Book 513—May, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

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Recognizances, indictments, committals, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–19)

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At the Sessions on 17 April [vide Sessions Book No. 512, p. 67], Edward Danson, one of the overseers of the parish of Finchley, was ordered to pay Richard Mason, constable of the said parish for the year 1692, the sum of £13 13s. 9d. The said Edward Danson has not complied with the order; and it is now ordered that the overseers of the parish audit the accounts of the said Edward Danson, and, if thought fit, make the said payment to Richard Mason (p. 39)

The petition of Robert Amye, son of Kendrich Amye, showing that he was, on 5 April, 1693, apprenticed to Jonathan Ward, of "Sheirlane," in the parish of St. Clement Danes, baker, for the term of eight years, and that during that time he has been "grievously misused and immoderately corrected, and that the said Ward has now left his habitation and gone into Whitefriars for refuge." He prays for his indentures to be cancelled, which request is granted (p. 40)

Order, upon the petition of John Winch and William Maxum, overseers of the hamlet of Hammersmith for the year last past, to examine the accounts of Robert Fowles and Thomas Holding, the present overseers, and also, if thought fit, to pay to the said Winch and Maxum £14 19s. 9d., which they allege they expended, of their own moneys, during their office (p. 41)

Order for an extension of time for removing the denter stone between the houses of John Murray and Robert Gisborne, in Pall Mall. [Vide Sessions Book No. 512, p. 57] (p. 42)

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Committals, indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 49–51)

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Lists of names under New Prison and House of Correction (p. 53)

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Calendar of recognizances (p. 60)

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Calendar of indictments (p. 62)

Names of six persons fined for absence (p. 63)

Sessions Book 514—July, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

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Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–30)

Lists of names under New Prison and House of Correction (p. 31)

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"The oath to be tendered to poor prisoners:—What effects are belonging to you, or what debt or debts are owing to you within any of their Majesties' dominions or elsewhere, and by whom, and for what cause and upon what security." List of names (six) follows (p. 33)

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Order for Justices to examine the treasurers' books of accounts of money received and paid for maimed soldiers (p. 37)

Order for reducing and discharging several persons in Clerkenwell Parish of the assessment charged upon them for relief of the poor (pp. 37, 38)

Order for the discharge of Thomas King, of the parish of Hackney from the office of overseer, upon proof that he is a serjeant in the trained bands of the Tower Hamlets, and actually in their Majesties' service, and that military officers are excused from serving parish offices (p. 39)

Order for discharging Katherine Lambert from her indenture of apprenticeship [vide Sessions Book No. 512, p. 75] upon the petition of the churchwardens of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, showing that the indenture whereby she was bound to Anna Victoria Turner being made only for two years is void in law (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Benjamin Hudson, junior, from his indenture of apprenticeship, upon his petition showing that on the 9th of February, 1692, he was bound an apprentice to James Crafford, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, barber surgeon, and that the said Crafford exercises only the trade of barber, also that he has immoderately beaten his said apprentice (p. 40)

Order concerning the settlement of Phillip Bishopp, Elizabeth his wife, and three children, removed from the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields to the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney (p. 41)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Simmons, single woman, removed from the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to the liberty of the Rolls (p. 41)

Order of reference to two Justices concerning a male child of one St. John Dockwra, late of the parish of Hoxton, who was found exposed in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn (p. 42)

Order for confirming an order for adjudging Thomas Bates, of the parish of St. Giles, to be the father of the illegitimate child of Unica Franklyn (p. 43)

Order for further extension of time for paving the street leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John Street [vide Sessions Book, No. 500, p. 55] (p. 44)

Order of reference to the Special Sessions in the Tower Division concerning the repairs of the highways of Whitechapel. This order was corrected and is entered over again further on in this book (see p. 71) (p. 45)

Petition of certain inhabitants of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, showing that they are over-rated for the poor-tax, and that many of the ancient inhabitants who have great estates, lands, &c., in the parish, particularly Mr. John Cross and Mr. Edward Fawcett, do not pay proportionably. The matter is referred to certain Justices to report thereon (p. 46)

Order for an assessment to be made to reimburse Walter Burton, John Halsey, and Jacob Chipp, surveyors of the highways of the parish of St. Mary, Islington, moneys expended by them for repairs to said highways (p. 47)

Order to reimburse Anthony Groves, late constable of the parish of Hornsey, his expenses in relieving and passing cripples (p. 48)

Order to Simon Penn, late gaoler of the prison of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, called Finsbury, to attend the next Quarter Sessions with his books (p. 49)

Order to reimburse John Bevis, late constable of the hamlet of Hammersmith, his expenses in relieving and passing cripples (ibid.)

Order that cripples and vagrants passing from St. Andrew's, Holborn, and St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to Highgate, shall go by Kentish Town, and not pass through the parishes of St. James', Clerkenwell, and St. Mary, Islington (p. 50)

Order to reimburse Henry May, late churchwarden of the hamlet of Mile End, in the parish of Stepney, his expenses in relieving the poor (ibid.)

Upon the petition of certain parishioners of Finchley, showing that they have lately sustained much loss through the pilfering by Richard Rogers, a boy of 14 years, now in prison at Clerkenwell, it is ordered with the consent of the said Richard Rogers, that Captain Thomas Jones, keeper of the said prison, do deliver the said Richard to some officer belonging to one of their Majesties' ships, whereby he may be enabled to get an honest livelihood (p. 51)

Order for discharging John Try, esquire, of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, of the assessment charged upon him for poor rate for an empty house in Holborn (p. 51)

Order to reimburse Charles Worley, late churchwarden of the hamlet of Bethnal Green, his expenses in relieving the poor (ibid.)

Order to reimburse Henry Wilson and Thomas Edge, late scavengers of the liberty of Hollywell Street, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, their expenses in cleansing the streets (p. 52)

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Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, committals, &c. (pp. 55–58)

Robert Bradford committed to New Prison for saying "God damn Colonel Perry, one of their Majesties' Justices of the Peace for the county, for a little pimp, and that he did not value him, and could turn him round with his finger, and that he had £200 to spend with him, oath being made thereof" (p. 58)

Upon the report of certain Justices who have examined the treasurers' books of the fund for maimed soldiers in the several hundreds in the county, and find that there remains in the hands of John Herbert, esquire, treasurer for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, a considerable sum of money over and above what will satisfy the claims in those hundreds, it is ordered that the said John Herbert pay to Thomas Chambers, treasurer for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, the sum of £40 (p. 59)

Robert Nicoll, of Friern Barnet, chosen constable of the parish in the place of Richard Bennett (p. 60)

John Piggott, chosen constable of Green Street quarter and Ponder's End in Enfield, ordered to attend to be sworn (ibid.)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Swithin's and St. Mary-leSavoy as to the settlement of Phillip Donaby, a boy of 14, son of Thomas Donaby (p. 60)

Order in dispute between the parishes of Norwood and Hayes as to the settlement of — Roads, alias Parsons, a poor woman (p. 61)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Acton and Hillingdon as to the settlement of John Mould, his wife, and child (p. 62)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Yeovil, county Somerset, and Bow, in the parish of Stepney, as to the settlement of Izard Summers, wife of Henry Summers, and her three children (ibid.)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Bride's, London, and St. Andrew's, Holborn, as to the settlement of William Shippey, who was an apprentice to one, Mr. Frost, "artsmaster," in the precincts of Bridewell (p. 63)

Order for increasing the assessment of the poor rate for the parish of St. Clement Danes (p. 64)

Upon the petition of divers of the inhabitants of the liberty of East Smithfield, in the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate, showing that they being destitute of a watch-house for the said liberty have been forced to make use of a public-house, which produces many inconveniences, "the watchmen being often overtaken in drink," and that the lord of the manor has granted a lease of a piece of ground at the upper end of the "first street" of East Smithfield, "where a middle row of houses are rebuilding near the place where the former watch-house stood," it is ordered that the inhabitants be at liberty to erect a convenient watch-house there (p. 65)

Order that John Windupp, of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, be admitted to a pension of £3 a year, upon proof that he served their Majesties in their wars, and received several wounds in both his legs on board the "Captain," in the engagement with the French at Beachy Head, on 13 June, 1690 (p. 66)

Order to admit James Calliday, of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, to a yearly pension of £3, upon proof that he served in several naval engagements and received wounds, from which he is lame and incapable of maintaining himself (ibid.)

Order to reimburse Isaac [William in margin] Logsden, late churchwarden of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, money expended by him in the service of the parish (p. 67)

Upon the petition of Robert Sheffield, esquire, and Francis Barry, gentleman, on behalf of themselves and several other inhabitants of the parish of Kensington, against their rate of assessment for poor tax, an order is made reducing the assessment on Mr. Barry, but confirming the sum charged on Mr. Sheffield (p. 69)

Upon the petition of Thomas Hobbs, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-theFields, doctor of physics, against his assessment of poor rate, the matter is referred to certain Justices to report thereon at the next Sessions (p. 70)

Order for the admission of William Kent, of Old Brentford, in the parish of Ealing, to a pension of £3 yearly, he having had his left leg shot off, whilst serving as mariner in the Royal Navy (ibid.)

Whereas in the fifth and sixth year of the present reign, by an Act of Parliament for erecting a new parish to be called the parish of St. John, of Wapping, in the county of Middlesex, the hamlet of Wapping, Whitechapel, is made parochial by the name of St. John, Wapping, and is made a distinct parish of itself, the inhabitants thereof to be subject to all rates, &c., for the repairing of the highways of St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, and that the ministers and churchwardens of St. John are to have power, with the minister and officers of the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, in adjusting all rates and taxes, &c.

Now by complaint made by the churchwardens of the said new parish of St. John that the churchwardens of the said parish of St. Mary have not called them to adjust the rates, and refuse to give any account touching the same, it is ordered that the churchwardens, overseers, and surveyors of the said parish of St. Mary do attend at the next Sessions with their accounts (p. 71)

Order for discharging Sarah Clements from her apprenticeship to Mary Rest, widow, of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, upon the ground of mmo derate correction and neglect to provide proper food and clothing, (p. 73)

Upon complaint of several inhabitants of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, for the liberty above Bars, that William Pangborn, one of the overseers of the poor of the said liberty, and collector of the second royal aid, did without the consent of the assessors collect an overplus of £30, which he still detains in his hands and refuses to account for, the matter is referred to certain Justices for report (pp. 73, 74)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to discharge of prisoners, the taking of oaths, &c.

License for a meeting house in Meeres Street, in the parish of Hackney, for dissenting Protestants, by William Bates (p. 86)

Lists of names of those who have taken the oath (p. 87)

Calendar of indictments (pp. 88, 89)

Calendar of recognizances (pp. 90, 91)

Sessions Book 515—August & September, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–28)

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Lists of names headed New Prison and House of Correction (pp. 31, 32)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to the appearance of the churchwardens of Finchley and Whitechapel, recognizances, commitments, &c. (pp. 49–52)

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Order for Sara Saunders, of Finchley Parish, widow, to receive 2/6 weekly from the churchwardens of the said parish (p. 55)

Order for the churchwardens of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, to reimburse Richard Barwell, Richard Bodle, Montjoy Harwood, Edward Turner, William Isgar, and Henry Leak, former overseers of the said parish, money expended by them (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Hull, apprenticed to Edward Sadler, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, victualler (p. 56)

Similar order in the case of John, son of John Buttery, apprenticed to Thomas Anthony, of St. James's Parish, Westminster, tailor (p. 57)

Order for the collection of the arrears upon the rate for the relief of the poor of Finchley for last year, and for reimbursing Edward Danson, former overseer of the said parish. [Vide Session Book 513, p. 39] (p. 58)

Mr. Jasper Harman to be paid 25/- for mending the "county" clock in the dining room at Hicks Hall (p. 59)

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Order for Thomas Combs, of Fulham Parish, gentleman, to pay Martha, "his first and lawful wife," 10/- weekly (p. 61)

Order for the churchwardens of the parish of St. Clement Danes, to pay Lidia Howard 6/- monthly (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Bathe, apprenticed to Thomas Newman, of Stepney Parish, surgeon (p. 62)

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Names of three victuallers (p. 85)

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Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar of recognizances (pp. 92–95)

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Sessions Book 516—October, 1694.

Jury panels (p. 5)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–27)

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List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (p. 29)

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List of names headed "Poor Prisoners" (p. 31)

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Order for John Crosse, George Rumbald, Stephen Godfrey, Thomas Maynard, and Thomas Terry, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, to attend next Wednesday, to answer their contempt of a previous order (p. 33)

Upon the oath of Richard Deely, of St. James's, Clerkenwell, gentleman, that Gabriel Joy, surveyor of the said parish, has received of the said Deely 6/- towards the repairs of the highway, it is ordered that the said Joy do attend on the 12th instant, so that it may be considered whether the collection be made according to law (p. 33)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of Martha, wife of John Burd, a serjeant in Lieutenant-Colonel Billings' company in Colonel Selwyn's regiment of foot (p. 34)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Woodburn, county Bedford, and Kensington, as to the settlement of Jane, wife of William Poole (p. 35)

Order in a dispute between the hamlet of Spittlefields, Stepney Parish, and that of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, as to the settlement of Samuel England and Sarah, his wife (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of David, son of John Blodwell, apprenticed to John Hurly, of St. Ann's Parish, Westminster, surgeon (p. 36)

Order (upon the petition of William Atlee, churchwarden, and John Chappell, overseer, of Ealing Parish) for the discharge of William Ludlow, a poor boy of the said parish, apprenticed to Jonathan Stevens, of the said parish, brickmaker (p. 37)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Ann's, Westminster, as to the settlement of Mary Muns and her child, Sara (ibid.)

William Mitchell, a poor man, aged about 60, and who has "a charge of small children," is discharged from serving the office of headborough of Golden Lane Liberty, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate (p. 38)

Upon the petition of Joseph Stent, John Slocomb, and Richard Gastner, surveyors of the highways of Harmandsworth Parish, showing that they have disbursed £30 "over and above the statute work done by the inhabitants of the said parish," and that the highways are still in need of repair, and praying that a rate may be made for reimbursing the petitioners, as well as for the further repairing of the said highways, it is ordered accordingly (p. 39)

Order for examining the accounts of James Roakes, former churchwarden of St. Pancras, and for a rate to reimburse him and others. "This order was afterwards altered" (vide p. 54) (p. 40)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Battersey, otherwise Underbrick, county Surrey, and Monkin Hadley, as to the settlement of Thomas Osborn, Joane, his wife, and their three children (p. 41)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Finchley and Hornsey as to the settlement of Susan and Elizabeth, the two children of William Smyth, lately deceased (p. 42)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Hoddesden, county Herts, and Enfield, in this county, as to the settlement of William Bigg, and Mary, his wife, with their five children (p. 43)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Paddington and Kensington, as to the settlement of Thomas, the infant of Elizabeth Harrison, the said infant being born in Paddington aforesaid, and Elizabeth Harrison being the lawful wife of one Harrison, a soldier, who was last settled in Bristol (p. 44)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of Martha, wife of John Burd (vide p. 34). The said Martha, "about two years since," was the servant of Daniel Carrier, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, with whom she lived for a year (p. 45)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Acton and Ealing, as to the settlement of Mary, wife of John Noakes, and her two children, Judith and John (p. 46)

Order for referring the accounts of the churchwardens of Chelsea, for money disbursed by them in defending suits concerning the repair of a certain highway "lying out of their said parish" (p. 47)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Hampstead and St. Pancras, as to the settlement of Ann Parrott, otherwise Harris, widow of Richard Harris (p. 48)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Mile End Old Town, Stepney, and Ratcliffe Hamlet, as to the settlement of Ann, the wife of Josiah Case (who is now in their Majesties' service), and four young children (p. 49)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Paul's, Shadwell, and Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, as to the settlement of Sarah, widow of William Budd (p. 50)

Adam Stubbs, of St. James's Parish, Westminster, is admitted as a pensioner in the hundred of Ossulston, he having served as a soldier in Captain Leigh's troop in the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for many years, and in most of the late engagements in Ireland, where he lost the use of one of his legs (ibid.)

Order for the augmentation of the pension of William Lyddall, of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, a maimed soldier and mariner of this county. [Vide Sessions Book 512, p. 36] (p. 51)

Proceedings upon the dispute concerning the payment of poor rates by Robert Emplage, of Limehouse Hamlet, Stepney Parish, mariner. The said Robert is now ordered to pay the same according to his ability (p. 52)

Order in a dispute between the Duchy Liberty, in the parish of St. Maryle-Savoy, and that of the Savoy Precincts, as to the settlement of Alice Winterborne and her male child. The said Alice was last settled as the servant of Peter Harminger, in the said precinct (p. 53)

Order for the payment of money due to James Roakes, former churchwarden of St. Pancras Parish. [Vide ante, p. 40] (p. 54)

Proceedings upon the petition of Giles Prince, Francis Frazier, Ralph Spooner, and others, innholders in the liberty of Westminster. Shows that numbers of horse of the Earl of Oxford's regiment were quartered upon them, and that the officers have not paid the petitioners for their quarters, and that the said officers have, sometimes with billets and sometimes without, quartered men and horses in excessive numbers upon the said innholders, "without the constables of the respective wards and divisions," and prays for relief in the premises. Upon proof that the complaint is groundless, the petition is dismissed (P 54)

Upon the petition of the surveyors (named) of the highways of Ealing Parish, praying for the confirmation of a rate made for the repair of the highways of the said parish, it is ordered accordingly (p. 56)

The Court is informed that great numbers of poor men and women parochial pensioners, beg in other parishes, whereby the inhabitants of the county are greatly oppressed "with the poor begging at their doors and shops." It is ordered that the various churchwardens and overseers provide badges or tokens for all their "pension poor," of some durable metal bearing the name of their parish, hamlet or precinct, which badge is to be fixed at the end of the left sleeve of the pensioner's outmost garment. Pensioners refusing to wear the badge are to have their pensions stopped until they conform to the order (p. 57)

Proceedings upon the petition of John Chaplyn, which shows that he was apprenticed to John Heylin, citizen and sadler of London, on the 13th of October, 1691, and that on the same day he was passed over to Francis Walker, near Charing Cross, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, scrivener, whom he served for two years, when the said Walker died, and that the petitioner has served Ann Walker, the widow, for one year, and that the petitioner finds the said Ann's assistant incapable of instructing him, and prays to be discharged. Upon proof that the said Ann has married one Edward Stephenson, scrivener, who is capable of instructing the said apprentice, it is ordered that he serve for the remainder of his term (p. 58)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to oaths of fealty, acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 59–67)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar of recognizances (pp. 68–71)

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Sessions Book 517—December, 1694.

Jury list (p. 5)

Memoranda relating to recognizances (pp. 7–31, 35–38)

List of persons in the New Prison and House of Correction (p. 33)

Order of reference to a committee of the Justices to inspect the Acts of Parliament relating to the relief and settlement of the poor; to those in the gaol, hospitals, and houses of correction; and to poor prisoners (p. 41)

Order to Edward Danson, late overseer of the parish of Finchley, to pay to Richard Hyde, churchwarden of the said parish, £5 1s. 11d. (ibid.)

The claim of William Peirson, of Ealing, for £12 16s. 9d. from that parish, expended by him as surveyor of the highways, referred to Henry Hawley and Nicholas Grice, two Justices, for settlement (p. 42)

Order for the discharge of Bridget Halshaw from her apprenticehood with John Breviter, victualler, of St. Andrew's, Holborn (ibid.)

Order to the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Ealing, to make a rate for repaying to William Blanchett £5 6s. 2d., expended by him in serving as constable for the division of Old Brentford and surveyor of the highways in 1690 and 1692 (p. 43)

"The Right Honourable Charles, Earl of Monmouth" and "other persons of quality" in the parish of Fulham, refuse to pay a double poor's rate duly made. The Court appoints Sir John Elwes and Richard Woodcock, two of the Justices, to wait on these persons of quality, and "to desire of them to pay the moneys assessed." Report is to be made to the next Court of Quarter Sessions (p. 45)

Order to William Durston, clerk of the parish of Sondley in the county of Worcester, to pay to Richard Shipp the sum of £36 for a nurse child, Hannah or Anna Maria Dutton (Durston had gone by that name): he is also to indemnify the churchwardens, &c., of St. James', Clerkenwell, from any charge on account of this nurse child (p. 46)

Order for the matron of the College of Infants at Clerkenwell to receive 3/- per week from Sir Thomas Rowe (who is to deduct it from his rent due to the trustees) for the support of one — Stott, a lame child (p. 47)

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Alphabetical list of indictments and recognizances (pp. 50–53)

Rough memoranda referring to the Fulham case, amongst others (page 45) (p. 55, 56)