Sessions Books
1703

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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253-266

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'Sessions Books: 1703', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 253-266. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66120 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Sessions Book 602—January, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Writ (p. 2)

Indictments, committals, &c. (pp. 3–11)

[Pages 12, 13 blank.]

Order to discharge Alington Pole, prisoner in the Gatehouse Prison, for debt, at the suit of Robert Lulman and William Bailey, upon proof that he had been in prison six months, that his debt only amounted to £20, that he was under 40 years of age, and had lately enlisted in Her Majesty's second troop of horse grenadiers under Captain Dent (pp. 14–16)

Like order for William Finch, debtor at the suit of William Knype, gentleman. The said William Finch has lately enlisted under Colonel Ray, in Lord Romney's regiment, being the first regiment of foot guards (p. 17)

Order for an assessment to be made to repair the highways of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, which are to be repaired with gravel and not paved, by Robert Mead for the sum of £150. Out of the residue of the money to be raised, the churchwardens shall cause to be repaired with paviour's work 250 yards before the old churchyard in St. Martin's Lane, 326 yards in Church Lane, 69 yards in the new churchyard, 444 yards at the Watch-house at the upper end of Hedge Lane, 116 yards at the Almshouse in the parish of St. Anne; and with mason's work in Church Lane, broad stone paving 785 feet; at the two doors of the east end of the church 190 feet; the pavement in the old churchyard leading from the Schoolhouses to the north end of the rails at the steeple, and from thence towards St. Martin's Lane, 960 feet; the pavement along by the stone stumps on the west side of the old churchyard and the pavement leading from thence towards the middle door of the west end of the church 935 feet; the stone steps descending from the old churchyard into St. Martin's Lane 270 feet; and the pavement and steps going up to the Lords' Gallery on the south side of the church 106 feet, &c. (pp. 19–21)

Order for an assessment to be made to repair the highways of St. James', within the liberty of Westminster (pp. 21–22)

Order to raise a sum of £65 for the repair of the dwelling-house and workhouse belonging to the House of Correction. Schedule of parishes and their assessment (pp. 23–24)

[Pages 25–28 blank.]

List of persons taking the oath (p. 29)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances (p. 30)

[Pages 31, 32 blank.]

Alphabetical list of recognizances (p. 33)

Sessions Book 603—March, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 2–10)

[Pages 11–17 blank.]

Order for Elizabeth Knight, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to be paid for nursing Margaret McKenley, a poor orphan child of the said parish (p. 18)

Order confirming an order adjudging William Buxton, of Charles Street, St. James', baker, to be the father of Mary Holman's male child. The said child was born in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (ibid.)

Order concerning the weight and price of salt (p. 20)

[Pages 21–28 blank.]

Names of those taking the oaths (p. 29)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 30, 31)

Alphabetical list of names, headed indictments (p. 33)

[Pages 32, 34, 35 blank.]

Sessions Book 604—April, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Colonel John Bond appointed treasurer for maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and to take the accounts of Thomas Gratwick, esquire, late treasurer (p. 4)

John Bateman, esquire, appointed to the like office for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, and to take the accounts of Leonard Hammond, esquire, late treasurer (ibid.)

William Gulston [Gunson ?] appointed treasurer of the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore; and Thomas Ponting for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (ibid.)

Order that the wages of labourers and price of bread stand as they did last Session (ibid.)

Recognizances, indentures, acquittals, &c. (p. 5–24)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Ramsey, widow of George Ramsey, and her three children, Elizabeth, Ephraim, and Jane. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Ippolites, in the county of Hertford, and Friern Barnet, in the county of Middlesex (p. 25)

Order concerning the settlement of Mary Pegg, widow of Nathaniel Pegg, and her four children, Elizabeth, Thomas, Martha, and Ann (p. 26)

Order for the discharge of Lawrence Thompson from the office of the constable of St. James', Clerkenwell, upon proof that he is old, infirm, and nearly blind (p. 27)

Order concerning the settlement of Catherine Cartwright, widow, and her two sons, Charles and Thomas. The dispute is between the parishes of West Clandon, in the county of Surrey, and St. James', Clerkenwell (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Turner, Mary, his wife, and Thomas, Mary, James, Susan, and Elizabeth, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Witham, in the county of Essex, and St. Sepulchre, in this county (p. 28)

Upon the petition of several of the inhabitants of Blue Anchor Alley, in the liberty of Grubb Street, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, it is ordered that they be allowed to employ and pay a labourer to cleanse the said alley, and to carry away the dirt and soil, they paying him for the same; such payment to be over and above their contribution to the scavenger's rate there (p. 29)

Order for confirming an order adjudging Anthony Stokes, corn chandler, living near the postern gate by "Morefeild," London, to be the father of the bastard child of Amy Goodey, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. (p. 30)

Order for Thomas Braint to continue in the office of overseer for Hendon, upon proof that he is not so old and infirm as he alleges, and that he has a son, who lives with him, to help him in his work (p. 32)

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Ellit, Martha, his wife, and Richard, Sarah, and John, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and St. James', Clerkenwell (p. 33)

Order to discharge Gilbert Bearcroft from his apprenticeship to Charles West, apothecary (p. 34)

Order for certain Justices to view the market called the Haymarket, to order the placing and setting of boundary stones for the better ascertaining the limits and bounds of the said market, and to enquire whether the said Haymarket cannot be paved for less charge than in time past. John Tully, esquire, is appointed treasurer, and Edward Lawrence, collector of the moneys received from the said market, and Mr. TuIIy's accounts for the past year are set out (p. 35)

Order for certain Justices to view the bridge and way at and near Hockley Hole, and to decide whether the inhabitants of St. Andrew's, Holborn-aboveBars, or the inhabitants of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, are to pay for the repairing of the said bridge (p. 37)

Order for extending the time for paving the roadway from St. Giles' Pound towards Tottenham Court. [Vide Sessions Book 607, p. 31.] (p. 38)

Order for John Isley to continue in the office of overseer of the poor of the parish of Islington for the ensuing year (p. 40)

Order for Lord Montgomery, as having the tithes impropriate of the parish of Hendon, to pay the assessment of £14 made upon him for poor rate (p. 41)

Elizabeth Anderson, of Wapping, Stepney, is excused from payment of parish rates. [Note in margin: This order was mistaken, and is entered afterwards in this book] (p. 42)

Order for Richard Turner to continue in the office of overseer of the liberty of Saffron Hill, and to be repaid £10, which he had paid as a fine, to be discharged from the said office (p. 44)

Order for Richard Skitsley, of Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, to pay 12d. weekly towards the maintenance of his grandchild, Mary Skitsley. It is proved that Robert Skitsley, of the parish of St. Ann, Westminster, son of the said Richard Skitsley, has sold all his goods and run away, leaving his wife, Mary, and an infant, Mary, totally unprovided for (p. 45)

John Bond, appointed treasurer of the maimed soldiers and mariners for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore (p. 46)

John Bateman, appointed to the like office for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (p. 47)

William Gunson, gentleman, appointed treasurer for the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore. Thomas Ponting, gentleman, appointed to the like office for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (ibid.)

Order for the high constables of the Westminster, Holborn, and Finsbury Divisions, in the hundred of Ossulton, to punctually observe and obey Her Majesty's order (copy annexed) of 2 April, for the quartering of Her Majesty's Foot Guards and the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards in the several parishes mentioned in the said order, and further to provide sufficient quarters and lodging for all soldiers "as shall come to the said high constables for quarters in their march or otherwise." Also to return to this Court in writing a list of the Christian and surnames of all innholders, victuallers, retailers of brandy, and other distilled liquors, keepers of livery stables, and all other persons liable by law to quarter soldiers, together with the streets and places where such persons reside [vide Queen's order entered below] (p. 47)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to taking the oath, recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 49–51)

The Queen's order concerning the Foot Guards:—"Our will and pleasure is that the several companies of our First Regiment of Foot Guards be disposed of in the quarters following, viz., in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, St. James' and Covent Garden. And our Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, two companies in St. Anne's, Westminster, two companies in St. Clement Danes and St. Mary, Savoy, eight companies in St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and St. Andrew, Holborn, and two companies in St. Sepulchre's Without and Clerkenwell, where they are to remain until further order. And the officers are to take care that the soldiers behave themselves civilly and duly pay their landlords; and all magistrates, Justices of the Peace, constables, and other our officers whom it may concern, are hereby required to be assisting unto them in providing quarters, impressing carriages, and otherwise as there shall be occasion. Given at our Court at St. James' this 2nd day of April, 1703, in the second year of our reign By Her Majesty's command,
William Blathwayt.

To Henry, Earl of Romney, Colonel of the First Regiment of Foot Guards; and to John, Lord Cutts, Lieut.-General of the Forces, and Colonel of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, or to the officers-in-chief with the said regiments." (p. 52)

List of persons taking the oath (p. 53)

Order for certain Justices to enquire into and report upon the rules and methods for assessing and rating the prices of all land carriage of goods to be brought into the several inns in this county for the present year (p. 54)

Order for certain Justices to consider the rules and method for the better regulating the allowances for maintaining and conveying vagrants through any part of the county (ibid.)

Thomas Carney, convicted of unlawfully entering the house of the Right Honourable George, Earl of Huntingdon, and assaulting Elizabeth Whiteing, spinster, is fined 40 marks, and sentenced to hard labour in the House of Correction for one year. He is also sentenced to the same punishment for riot and assault (p. 56)

Order to reimburse Samuel Bonwick and Nathaniel Tarrant, late overseers of the hamlet of Hammersmith, in the parish of Fulham, money expended by them in the relief of the poor (p. 57)

Order for an assessment to be made to raise money for the passing of vagrants through the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore. [Schedule annexed] (p. 58)

Like order for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (see also pp. 64, 65) (p. 61)

Regulations as to the sale of salt (p. 62)

List of names under New Prison and House of Correction (p. 63)

Rate made to repay constables for their expenses, &c., in connection with the punishment of vagrants (p. 64)

Order concerning rates for maintaining and passing vagrants. Sixpence for maintaining a vagrant 24 hours; 6d. for conveying vagrants a mile by cart or horse and carriage; and for conveying vagrants by foot less than 6d. per mile according to the discretion of the Justices of the Peace (p. 66)

Order concerning the settlement of Daniel Darking and his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of Sunbury and Littleton (p. 67)

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 68)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (p. 70)

Sessions Book 605—May, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–19)

[Pages 20–24 blank.]

William Nicholas and Daniel Alworthy, of New Brentford, husbandmen, are appointed constables of the said town in the room of Alexander Haynes and William Stibbs (p. 25)

Order as to the settlement of Rachel, widow of Henry Webster. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Dunstan's-in-the-East and St. Mary-leSavoy (ibid.)

Order on the petition of several of the inhabitants of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents. The petition shows that Richard Tanner and Gervaise Fielder, together with John Longland the churchwarden, were appointed overseers of the poor, but that they refuse to serve, and prays relief from the inconveniences which consequently arise. It appearing that they stand indicted for contempt, it is ordered that others be nominated to serve as overseers for this year (p. 26)

Dismissal of the complaint of Mary, widow of Thomas Jerome, bricklayer, of Hornsey Parish, against John Walbank, formerly of Finchley Parish, journeyman bricklayer, who has removed to Hornsey, and has obtained a license to sell beer and ale, to the great damage of the petitioner, who has had a license to sell drink in that parish for 15 years (p. 28)

Order for a rate to be made in the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, for reimbursing William Lovett, former surveyor of the highways in the said liberty, the money expended by him (p. 29)

Order of Council, dated Council Chamber, at St. James's, May 4, 1703, and addressed to the Duke of Bedford, requiring his Grace to give directions for the capture of all "straggling seamen" (p. 30)

A letter, dated Southampton House, May 6, 1703, from the Duke of Bedford to the Justices of the Peace, enclosing a copy of an Order of Council as to the capture of straggling seamen (p. 31)

Order for a committee to ascertain what fees are taken by the clerks to the Justices, and to settle what fees are fit to be allowed to be received by the said clerks (p. 32)

Order for a committee to take the affidavits of all persons concerned as to their loss sustained and the damage done by the late great fire in St. John's Parish, Wapping, and to report upon the same at the next Sessions (p. 33)

Order as to the settlement of Katherine, wife of — Rowland, a soldier. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and St. Saviour's, Southwark (p. 34)

Order for a committee (named) to audit the accounts of Simon Harcourt, esquire, Clerk of the Peace, and John Reynolds, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of the Peace (p. 35)

It is referred to the same committee to audit the account of the "colt money" received by the said Mr. Reynolds (ibid.)

[Pages 36–42 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, recognizances, appearances, &c. (pp. 43–45)

[Pages 46–62 blank.]

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (p. 63)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Indictments, Calendar of Recognizances (pp. 64–67)

Memoranda as to constables for New Brentford, the appearance of David Davis, &c. (p. 68)

Sessions Book 606—July, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Memoranda of recognizances, &c. (pp. 3–13)

[Pages 14–16 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Anne, to raise £80 for the repair of the highways (p. 17)

Order to Samuel Browne, high bailiff of Westminster, and to the various petty constables, to make out, for each parish, a list of freeholders, &c., liable for service on juries, to be sent in by the first day of the next Sessions (p. 19)

Order discharging John Wynn, aged 14, from his apprenticehood with Robert Clayton, shoemaker, of St. Margaret's (p. 20)

Order for raising £58 from the various parishes in the liberty of Westminster, for the passing of vagrants under the Act of 11 & 12 William III. The sum to be paid by each parish is set out (p. 21)

Order concerning the settlement of Eleanor Newton, widow, in the parish of St. Anne's, Westminster (p. 22)

Order on the petition of William Hartley, a common soldier in Colonel Montague's Foot Guards, under the command of the Earl of Romney. Sets forth that he was billeted by a constable on Mr. Morson, or Mawson, "at the sign of the King's Head, Albemarle Street, Pickadilly," a common ale house, but was refused entertainment. Mawson did not appear, and as it was late in the evening of the last day of the Sessions, Mr. Sargent Bonythorn, the Chairman, put to the Justices the question of suppressing the license. Two of the Justices—Joseph Offley and Thomas Crosse—dissented from the motion and requested that their opinion against the suppression might be recorded, but four being in favour of suppressing the license, order was made accordingly. (p. 23)

[Pages 25–30 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, recognizances, &c. (pp. 31, 32)

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 34)

Sessions Book 607—July, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–28)

Order for a rate to be made to reimburse Samuel Storey, one of the surveyors of the highways of Hornsey, and for the repairs of the said highways (p. 29)

Order as to the settlement of Katherine Rowland. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and St. Saviour's, Southwark. (p. 30)

Order of reference as to the accounts of Robert Horton and Richard Craine, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes (p. 30)

Whereas on the 13th of January last it was ordered that a certain road or way from the east corner of the pound in the parish of St. Giles'-in-theFields, leading, through the respective parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, St. Mary le Bone, and St. Pancras; towards Tottenham Court, so far as there are houses built and adjoining on both sides of the way, should be paved with stone on both sides of the way; and whereas on the 5th of April last, the time for paving the said way was enlarged until the 24th of August: now, upon the information that the work is not yet begun, it is ordered that the surveyors and some of the inhabitants of the said parishes shall attend on the 15th instant, and show cause why the said road should not be sufficiently paved with stone. (p. 31)

Order for Thomas Hearne, Paul Griffin, and four others (named), former constables of St. Ann's Parish, within the liberty of Westminster, to attend the Court on the 15th instant, to show cause why they have not collected the full sums rated and charged in their several parishes for passing vagrants (p. 32)

Order as to the settlement of Alice, wife of John Nelson. The dispute is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, and the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney (p. 33)

Order for examination and equal assessment of the rate made for the relief of the poor of Hatton Garden, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn. (p. 33)

Order of reference as to the petition of Daniel Dyer, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, victualler, which shows that he is over-rated towards the relief of the poor in the said hamlet (p. 35)

Order of reference as to the examination of the accounts of Robert Horton and Richard Craine, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes. [Supra, p. 30] (p. 36)

Henry Hankin, of St. James's Parish, Clerkenwell, innholder, is relieved on his appeal against his being over-rated for the poor in the said parish (p. 37)

Order for the inspection of the accounts of John Longland, churchwarden, and Richard Atkins and Anthony Goodwin, overseers of the poor, for the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, in St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Martha Witham, daughter of Sarah, wife of Thomas Cowlidge, of Colchester, in the county of Essex, apprenticed to Mary Branch, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, spinster, "to learn the art of good housewifery" (p. 38)

Order for Ann Marlton, of St. Mary's Parish, Whitechapel, widow, to be excused from paying towards the relief of the poor of the said parish for this year. The said Ann's husband was a mariner, and died in the wars 20 years previous (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Richard Cole, Martha, his wife, and Richard and Mary, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Allhallows, Steyning, and the liberty of Norton Folgate (p. 39)

Order adjudging Thomas Moore (a lodger in the house of Mr. Amy, in Mile End), gentleman, to be the father of Elizabeth Thompson's male child, who was born in St. Mary's Parish, Whitechapel (p. 40)

Order as to the settlement of William Warren, Ann, his wife, and Charles and John, his children. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles', Cripplegate, and St. Ann's, Westminster (p. 42)

Order for discharging Johanna, daughter of Robert Jackson, apprenticed to Frances and Elizabeth Farrand, formerly of the parish of St. Giles'-in-theFields, mantua and children's coat makers (ibid.)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 45–48)

"The names of those who took the oaths of fidelity, &c., and the abjuration oath also" (39 names in all) (p. 49)

"Those who took the abjuration oath only, without certificates" (12 names) (p. 50)

Order as to the settlement of Mary Seamore. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel (p. 51)

Order concerning the payment of moneys assessed and charged on the parish of St. Ann's, Westminster, for the passing of vagrants, &c. (p. 52)

Order as to the settlement of Jane, the daughter of Hugh and Judith Trever. The dispute is between the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, and the precincts of the Savoy (p. 55)

Order as to the settlement of Mary Broadgate, widow. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Clement Danes (p. 56)

Order for the discharge of Thomas, son of John Colledge, late of Woodeaton, in the county of Oxford, weaver, apprenticed to William Heart, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, pavior (p. 57)

Order for returns to be made of persons qualified to serve on juries. (p. 58)

[Pages 60–64 blank.]

List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (p. 65)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of recognizances and Calendar of indictments (pp. 66–69)

Miscellaneous memoranda [?] (pp. 71–74)

Sessions Book 608—September, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, &c. (pp. 5–37)

[Pages 38–40 blank.]

Order to the constables, &c., in the various parishes concerning the setting of the watch too late and withdrawing it too early in the morning; also concerning ladders being left unsecured by carpenters and builders. (p. 41)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. Mary's, Islington, to make a rate to reimburse William Graves, Gilbert Edwards, and Robert Moore, surveyors of the highways, money they had expended (p. 42)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of Finchley, to make and collect a rate for the repair of the highways (p. 43)

Order discharging Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Davis, [apprenticed] to Jeremiah Gasnett, watchmaker, of Holloway, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, from her apprenticehood, on the ground that he had misused her, &c. (p. 44)

Ordered that certain of the Justices are to go to the gaol at Newgate to inquire what grievances the prisoners there have by the connivance of the keeper and under-keeper, and to further inquire into the payment of garnish money, and to report at the next Sessions (p. 45)

[Pages 46–52 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, recognizances, &c. (pp. 53–55)

List of names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction (p. 57)

[Pages 58–71 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments and recognizances (pp. 72–75)

Rough memoranda (p. 76)

Sessions Book 609—October, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 3–21)

[Pages 22–29 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, recognizances (pp. 31, 32)

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 34)

Sessions Book 610—October, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 5)

Memoranda of recognizances, &c. (pp. 7–28)

A complaint from some of the officers of the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, that, contrary to the custom of the parish, the constable, William Steed, had chosen John Ives to be one of the headboroughs for the remainder of the year, in the place of Benjamin Thatcher who had left the liberty. The Court however dismissed the complaint, and confirmed the appointment of John Ives (p. 29)

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah and Mary Mitchell, infants, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (p. 30)

Order for William Salt, of Whitecross Street, St. Giles, to serve the office of headborough there; his plea, that he was not of sufficient ability to serve, being dismissed (p. 31)

Order discharging Alexander Battle, of Shepperton, from holding the office of constable there any longer. He had served for over two years, and no court leet had been held at which a new constable could be appointed. The Court appoints Edward Hale to the office (p. 32)

Andrew Piries, of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, complains to the Court that he is over-rated by 20/- to the relief of the poor for the dwelling-house, glasshouse, and premises which he rents. The Court orders the abatement of this 20/- (ibid.)

A similar order abating 1/6 a quarter in the rates paid by Robert Burd, of the liberty of Hatton Garden, Saffron Hill, and Ely Rents (p. 33)

Order concerning the settlement of Jane Miles, spinster, in the parish of Rackton (sic), Sussex (p. 34)

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Bradley in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (p. 35)

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Winckle in the parish of St. Michael, Bassishaw (p. 36)

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 37–40)

List of those who took the oaths this Sessions, 16 names. Two of those named took the abjuration oath only, one was a doctor of divinity and one a dissenting minister (p. 41)

Order for a pension of 40/- yearly from the maimed soldiers' and sailors' fund, to be granted to John Andrews, who was boatswain of the "Holmes" fireship in 1678 and 1679; in a fight with "an Algerine man-of-war, [he] had his right arm broke and sprung and strained his back" (p. 43)

Order for certain of the Justices to view and inspect the defects in the House of Correction at Clerkenwell, and to report at the next Sessions what repairs are necessary, and give an estimate of the cost (p. 44)

Order confirming the report of the Justices who had been appointed to inspect the accounts of Robert Horton and Richard Craine, overseers of the parish of St. Clement Danes for the year 1701. Richard Craine is to pay to the present overseers £25 2s. 7¼d., and they are to pay £12 0s. 5¼d. to Robert Horton (ibid.)

Report of certain Justices who had been appointed to examine the petition of George Hughes, late churchwarden of St. Anne's, Westminster, to be reimbursed the money he had paid to the high constable of Westminster, on account of passing vagrants, &c.; the Court confirms the report, and states that all the late constables ought to be indicted for contempt and neglect; the present constables are to collect the moneys as yet unpaid. Particulars follow, respecting what had been collected from each ward. (pp. 46–49)

Order for erecting cottages on Twickenham Common. This is crossed out, and the following entered in the margin:—"This order is entered over again, the following order" (p. 50)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Twickenham, at the cost of the parish, and with the consent of Charles, Duke of Somerset, and Elizabeth, his Duchess, the lord and lady of the manor of Isleworth Syon, to build fit and convenient dwelling houses for the use of the impotent poor of the parish, upon a piece of waste or common ground containing about an acre, called the Lower Common, abutting eastwards upon the ground of —— Stanley, widow, westwards upon the common, southwards upon a road or cartway leading to the gravel pits, and northwards upon a field called Old Field, "a road or cartway lying between" (pp. 51, 52)

[Pages 53–65 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 66, 67)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 68, 69)

Rough memoranda (p. 70)

Sessions Book 611—December, 1703.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–34)

[Pages 35–38 blank.]

Order as to the settlement of Edward Smyth. The dispute is between Spittlefields Hamlet and the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel (p. 39)

Order as to the settlement of Katherine, wife of William Butler. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. George's, Southwark (p. 40)

Order as to the settlement of Sarah Nuemire and her two children, John and John Henry. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Mary-le-Savoy (p. 41)

Order concerning the repairs at Hicks Hall, New Prison, and Bridewell. (p. 42)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Sheppard, widow. The dispute is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Joseph Lee, apprenticed to Luke Delahoy, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, barber and periwig maker (p. 43)

Order as to the examination of the accounts relating to vagrants (p. 44)

Order for George London, gardener, to pay Alexander Henry and William Saunders, labourers, the money he owes them for work done by them in the gardens of his late Majesty, King William III, at Hampton Court. (p. 45)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, &c. (pp. 61, 62)

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Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (p. 65)

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments. (pp. 68–72)