Sessions Books
1704

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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266-279

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'Sessions Books: 1704', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 266-279. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66121 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Sessions Book 612—January, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 3–16)

[Pages 17–22 blank.]

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of St. James', Westminster, to raise £120, by rate, for the repair of the highways (pp. 23, 24)

Order for the high and petty constables in the liberty to apprehend vagabonds, sturdy beggars, and other disorderly persons, pretending to be indigent, lame, decrepit, &c., who shall be found begging and misbehaving themselves, and to bring them before the Justices (p. 25)

Report made by certain of the Justices, who had been appointed for the purpose, that they had surveyed a new street in the parish of St. James's, called Little Silver Street, leading from a certain new street called Broad Street, to King Street, being the way to a certain new chapel in the said parish, called King Street Chapel, and that there is a new way called the Little Way, part of the said new street called Little Silver Street, leading to Broad Street. These streets have houses and buildings on both sides of the way for 160 yards in length; the north side of Little Silver Street and the west side of the Little Way are already partly paved with stone, but the rest of Little Silver Street and Little Way are almost impassable, and the Justices recommend paving them with stone from the front of every house where there is no paving. The Court adopts the report and orders the work to be done by the 15th of April next (pp. 25–27)

Order appointing Joseph Offley, esquire, chairman of the Court for the next half year. A new chairman is, in future, to be appointed each half year. (p. 27)

[Page 29 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 30, 31)

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 34)

Sessions Book 613—January, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–22)

[Pages 23–34, 37, 38 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, commitments, &c. (pp. 35, 36)

List of 16 names, headed "Persons [who] took the oaths this Sessions." (p. 39)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, widow of John Hobbs. The said John was, before his marriage, a servant to — Parish, a higler, of Cranfield Parish, with whom he lived for a year. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and Cranfield (p. 41)

Mary Banfield, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, widow, is to be allowed 3d. in the £ off the poor rate, she having shown she is over-rated to that amount (p. 42)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, wife of John Sheppard. The dispute is between the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and the hamlet of Wapping, Siepney (p. 4)

Order for an abatement in the poor rate to be made to Anne Colman, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, for the liberty-above-Bars, widow (p. 44)

Order that Walter Lestock, of Limehouse Hamlet, a poor blind and disabled mariner, receive 40/- from the fund for maimed soldiers, &c. (p. 45)

Order as to the settlement of John Clements, Elizabeth, his wife, and Charles, their child. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Katherine's, near the Tower, and Putney (ibid.)

Order for the high and petty constables of Westminster Liberty to attend the Court on Thursday, the 2nd of March (p. 46)

Order of reference on the petition of Thomas Howcraft, who was adjudged to be the father of Mary Powell's male child (p. 47)

[Pages 49–60, 62, 63 blank.]

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (p. 61)

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

Sessions Book 614—March, 1704.

Juty panel (p. 5)

[Page 6 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 7–26)

[Pages 27–46 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 47, 48)

[Pages 49, 50 blank.]

Petition of Justices showing that Francis Sterry, William Gilbert, and Richard Hunt were indicted for unlawfully breaking into the house of Catherine Clark at two o'clock in the morning. It appears that the said Sterry is a lieutenant in the Welsh Fusiliers, commanded by Major-General Ingoldsby, and upon pretence of having enlisted William Hall, junior, the only child of William Hall, a gentleman of above £500 a year, he had in a riotous manner unlawfully entered the house aforesaid, upon the pretence of a warrant to seize the said William Hall, junior. It further appears that Sterry was well acquainted with William Hall, junior, and the enlisting was the giving him a shilling after they had been drinking together in a tavern. It is prayed that the said William Hall, junior, be discharged from his enlistment (p. 51)

Order to certain Justices to audit the accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the money collected for building and repairing public bridges. (p. 52)

Order for certain Justices to inspect and report upon the repairs lately done to the New Prison and House of Correction, and to examine the bills for the said work and see if they are just and reasonable (p. 53)

Order to deprive Thomas Ayrey of the office of headborough of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, upon proof that he is unfit and incapable of serving the said office, being an alehouse keeper in the said parish (p. 54)

[Pages 56–64 blank.]

Lists of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction. (pp. 65, 66)

[Page 67 blank.]

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

Benjamin Sweet, paymaster to Her Majesty's forces in Holland, appeared in Court and produced the certificate of his receiving the Lord's Supper, and offered to take the oaths of allegiance and abjuration, but it not being a Quarter Sessions, the Court could not tender him the said oaths (p. 72)

Sessions Book 615—April, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Writ (p. 2)

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 3–15)

[Pages 16–19 blank.]

Order to pay £10 to the high constable of the city and liberty of Westminster for the passing of vagrants (p. 20)

Order concerning the settlement of Anne Paine, widow, and her five children, Jane, Mary, Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Anna Maria. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Bride's, London. (p. 20)

Order for the discharge of John Watson, a prisoner for debt in the Gatehouse at the suit of John Buckmaster, upon proof that he owes altogether less than £100, and has enlisted in the regiment of Colonel Thomas Handaside (p. 22)

Order for the collectors of St. Clement Danes to render an account of all moneys in their hands (p. 24)

Order for an assessment to be made for repairing the highways of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (pp. 25–27)

[Page 28 blank.]

List of persons taking the oath (p. 29)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, &c. (p. 30)

[Pages 31, 32 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 33)

Sessions Book 616—April, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 5)

Orders appointing treasurers for the maimed soldiers' funds:—Richard (?) Milner, esquire, for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, in place of Colonel John Bond; Richard Morgan, esquire, of Littleton, for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, in place of John Bateman (p. 6)

Orders appointing treasurers of the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals:—William Gunton [Gunson ?] continued for Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore; Henry Kendar, of New Brentford, appointed for Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (ibid.)

Rates of wages and assize of bread to remain as last year (p. 6)

Memoranda relating to indictments and recognizances, &c. (pp. 7–25)

[Page 26 blank.]

List of prisoners, &c. (pp. 27, 28)

[Pages 29, 30 blank.]

Order for raising £400 in the county for carrying out the provisions of the Vagrancy Act of William III. The amounts to be contributed by each parish are set out (pp. 31–37)

Order for regulating and paving the Haymarket, as in previous years. John Tully continued as treasurer, and Edward Lawrence continued as collector; certain Justices are to audit the accounts for the last year (p. 39)

The treasurer's accounts allowed and confirmed (p. 41)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth and Mary Pufford, in the parish of St. Clement Danes (p. 42)

Adjournment of question concerning the settlement of Margaret Filp to the next Sessions (ibid.)

The appeal of John Kinch against his nomination to serve as overseer of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, as he had, eight and a half years ago, paid to the churchwardens, &c., £16 to be exempt from such service, was adjourned to the next Quarter Sessions (p. 43)

Order concerning the settlement of William Greenaway and his children, Katherine and Ann, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (p. 44)

Order appointing Peirce Welsh, mariner, of St. John's, Wapping, a pension, out of the Maimed Soldiers' Fund, of 40/- a year. He had served as second lieutenant in H.M.'s ship "Salisbury," and on 10 April, 1703, in an engagement with the Dunkirk squadron, "had his jaw broke by a musket shot, and lost part of his tongue": he was also wounded above the right ankle, which disabled him (p. 46)

Order discharging Edward Baldwin, of the parish of Hackney, from serving as overseer, as he is over 70 years of age and much afflicted. He came to reside in the parish about three years since, for the benefit of the air. (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas Clark, a supposed bastard, in the parish of Wapping, Stepney (p. 47)

Order for discharging William Thatcher, of Hornsey, from serving as constable. About 10 years previously he had paid £12 10s. 0d. to be excused from all parochial offices, and had given a piece of plate to the parish worth £5. Humphrey Turner, yeoman, is appointed in his place (p. 49)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Shadd and her daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, in St. Clement Danes' Parish. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch and St. Clement's (p. 50)

The appeal of Margaret Belfield, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, against being rated for the relief of the poor, is dismissed. She states that her late husband, Thomas, was the clerk of Clare Market, and that he rented of the Duke of Newcastle the stalls in the market which are set and placed out three days a week for selling provisions; and that when the market is over the stalls are removed (p. 51)

Order discharging John Cure from his apprenticehood with Richard Whitchurch, tailor, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, on payment of £5 from Whitchurch to Thomas Batt, father-in-law of John Cure. Whitchurch states that Cure "hath lately assaulted and thrown Samuel Moore, another apprentice, out of a garret window into a court; that Moore was very much bruised and injured, and his life was despaired of, for which Cure is indicted in this Court. Further, it is stated that Cure has been guilty of many other misbehaviours to his master and his family, being of a morose ill temper, feigning himself mad upon the least disgust taken, to cover his mischievous intention"; and that Whitchurch having a family of several small children and servants, who are afraid, and in danger of their lives, he cannot have him again in his house (p. 52)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Thompson, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's, Westminster, and St. Giles' (p. 53)

Order concerning the settlement of Mary, wife of Frederick Mashworth, and their children, Edward and Elizabeth, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-theFields. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's and St. Giles'. (p. 55)

Report of the Justices who had been appointed to audit the accounts of Henry Hawley, treasurer of the bridge money. It is stated that £11 10s. 5d. remains due to William Sanders and Francis Brown, carpenters, for their work in repairing Chertsey Bridge, and they draw attention to a great charge which "will accrue by the late wet summer and great floods this spring." The Court confirmed the report, and ordered Mr. Hawley to get an estimate of the decays and defects of the public bridges, and the cost of repairing them with timber, gravel, &c., and to report to the next Quarter Sessions. (p. 58)

Memoranda respecting committals, fines, &c. (pp. 59–63)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of Hornsey to make a rate for the repair of the highways and repayment of between £60 and £70 to Peter Eyre and John Bayes, surveyors (p. 65)

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Names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 69, 70)

Indenture of apprenticehood of George Kent, son of George Kent, of Ratcliffe, in the parish of Stepney, with Thomas Bateman, bricklayer, of the same parish. 28 February, 1704 (p. 70)

Names of certain persons who took the oath of allegiance, apparently, including one Dr. Newton, and James [?] Watson, a dissenting minister, of Harrow—28 names in all (p. 71)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (p. 72)

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 74, 75)

A list of names of certain captains and lieutenants—28 in all, with names of the colonels under whom they are serving—dated 30 May, 1704. The first reads: "Captain James Lavally, in Colonel Hayman Rook's Regiment, produced (?) a copy of the Queen's sign manual" (p. 76)

Sessions Book 617—May, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–25)

Upon the petition of the poor widows in the almshouses in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, showing that their payments have been of late neglected, it is ordered that the churchwardens and overseers of the poor do account to certain Justices for all moneys by them received and paid for the relief of the poor during the past year (p. 27)

Order for John Robinson to take upon himself the office of headborough for the liberty of East Smithfield, in the parish of St. Buttolph Without Aldgate, and for John Begerley to be discharged; he having been appointed by the said Robinson to serve in that office, contrary to the custom of the court leet of the manor of the said liberty (p. 28)

Appointment of Henry Cox, "a substantial householder," in the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, as overseer of the poor, in the room of John Kinch, who had appealed to be excused from serving the said office (p. 29)

Order as to the settlement of Margaret, widow of William Filp. The dispute is between the parishes of Stanwell and Hillingdon (ibid.)

Order that Rathnall Ransum and John Bentley be discharged from serving the offices of constable and headborough of Harrow Weald, in the parish of Harrow, and that Thomas Hunt and William Woods, of the same parish, yeomen, be appointed in their place (p. 30)

Order for John Reynolds, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, to pay to Paul Cowley, senior, the money due to him for carpenters' work and materials bestowed in and about the New Prison and House of Correction, to repair the damage done to the said prisons "by the late dreadful storm." (p. 31)

Whereas by previous orders it was decided that a certain road or way from the east corner of the pound in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, leading through the said parish and the parishes of St. Marylebone and St. Pancras towards Tottenham Court [vide Sessions Book No. 607, p. 31], should be paved, and whereas an extension of time had been granted for the doing of the said work; now upon information that the churchwardens and others have met and viewed the said road, and have agreed to have the same paved, from the corner of the wall belonging to the house of — Turner, widow, by the upper cesspool in the said road, to the house of — Redman, near St. Giles' Pound, at the equal charges of both the said parishes "being so far as both parishes join together," and that the rest and other part of the said road or way from the said house in the occupation of the said — Redman to St. Giles' Pound aforesaid should be paved at the sole charge of the said parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and that the said road be paved the whole length thereof," 30 feet in breadth, the same is to be levelled and made fit for paving by both parishes. Ordered accordingly (p. 31)

Order for Benjamin Tillard, of the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, to be discharged from serving as headborough of the said parish, and for the appointment to that office of John Garrett, of the said parish, yeoman (p. 33)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, appearances, &c. (pp. 37, 38)

[Pages 39–62 blank.]

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

[Pages 64, 65 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names headed Calendar of recognizances. (pp. 66–68)

Sessions Book 618—July, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Writ (p. 3)

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 4–15)

[Pages 16–18 blank.]

Joseph Offley, esquire, chosen chairman of the Quarter Sessions (p. 19)

Order to discharge George Broadrope from his apprenticeship to Peter Grigg, of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, shoemaker (ibid.)

Order to discharge Hannah Bellamy from her apprenticeship to Sarah Simpson, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, seamstress (p. 20)

Order for an assessment to be made for raising £120 for the repair of the highways of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster; out of the said £120, so raised, 880 yards of the highways are to be amended with pavior's work in rough paving, viz., 871 yards of rough paving at the east and west end of the parish church of St. Anne, and 9 yards at the north side of the said church. (p. 21)

[Pages 23–29 blank.]

List [eight names] of those taking the oath (p. 30)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, acquittals, &c. (p. 31)

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 34)

Sessions Book 619—July, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Recognizances, indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–28)

[Pages 29–32 blank.]

Order to discharge John Leonard from the office of overseer of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and for certain Justices to examine his accounts. (p. 33)

Order for the churchwardens, overseers, surveyors, and scavengers of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to produce their books for inspection, (p. 35)

Order for an assessment to be made for the relief of the poor in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (ibid.)

Upon the petition of several of the inhabitants of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, showing that they are assessed for poor rate much more highly this year than last, it is ordered that certain Justices enquire into the matter and report thereon (p. 37)

Order concerning the settlement of Walter Buncer, Margaret, his wife, and Margaret, Mary, and Sarah, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Harrow and Willesden (p. 38)

Order concerning the settlement of Rebecca Cresswell, widow, and her two children, John and Rebecca. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Botolph Without Aldgate, and St. Botolph, Aldgate (p. 39)

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Mackdanniell, widow, and her two children, James and Alice. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Katherine's, near the Tower, and St. Paul's, Shadwell (ibid.)

Order for a rate to be levied for the repair of the highways of the parish of St. Mary, Islington (p. 40)

Order to discharge John Kinch from the office of overseer of the liberty of Saffron Hill, upon proof that he has paid a fine of £16 for the relief of the poor, in order to be exempted from serving the said office (p. 42)

Order for certain Justices to examine into and report upon the amount assessed for poor rate in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, made upon the petition of several inhabitants showing that it is unequal and partial (p. 43)

Order to Richard Milner, esquire, treasurer of the moneys raised for the relief of the maimed soldiers, to pay £84 5s. 0d. to Mr. Reynolds, treasurer of this county, or to Mr. Wainwright, crier and housekeeper at Hicks Hall, to be applied to the payment and discharge of the workmen's bills for the repair of Hicks Hall, New Prison, and the House of Correction, occasioned by the late dreadful storm (p. 45)

Order to John Tully, esquire, treasurer of the moneys arising by the tolls and profits of the Haymarket, to pay to Henry Hawley, esquire, the sum of £20, to be applied to the repairing of Brentford and Chertsey Bridges. (p. 46)

Similar order to pay £13 to Mr. Wainwright, housekeeper at Hicks Hall, towards the payment of the bills for the repair of Hicks Hall, New Prison, and the House of Correction (p. 46)

Certificate proving that Francis Templeman, of the hamlet of Hammersmith, maltster, had, on July the 10th instant, paid the sum of £32 duty on 160 quarters of malt, which said malt had been utterly destroyed by a sudden and dreadful fire which happened in the house and malthouse of the said Francis Templeman on April the 4th last (p. 47)

It is ordered that Elizabeth Staines, wife of John Staines, of New Brentford, coachman, indicted for an assault upon John Howard, to which she pleads guilty, is to make a submissive and public acknowledgment of her said offence in the open market at Brentford, where she gave the abuse to the said Mr. Howard, and to ask his pardon there, which Mr. Howard is willing to accept, in regard to the poverty of John Staines, the husband of the said Elizabeth (p. 48)

Order for Sarah Hobbs, convicted of conspiracy and misdemeanour, to be fined 6/8, and to be stripped naked from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart-tail round Leicester Square, in the liberty of Westminster; she is remanded to Newgate until she undergo the said punishment and pay her fee of 15/- (p. 49)

Order to reimburse the late overseers of the liberty of Saffron Hill money expended by them during their office (ibid.)

Order to the constables to make a return of all the names of freeholders and others liable to serve as jurors (p. 51)

Order to certain Justices to inspect and pass the accounts of the churchwarden and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, and the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Rents (p. 52)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, taking the oath, &c. (p. 53)

[Pages 55–58 blank.]

List of names under the headings New Prison and House of Correction. (p. 59)

[Pages 60, 61 blank.]

Alphabetical lists of indictments and recognizances (pp. 62–65)

Memoranda as to prisoners for debt (p. 66)

Sessions Book 620–September, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 5)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals (pp. 7–42)

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

A congratulatory address from the Justices and Grand Jury to the Queen, dated 4 September, 1704, upon the "glorious and entire victory" obtained by her Majesty's forces under the command of the Duke of Marlborough. (p. 45)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Parke. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Pancras and St. Clement Danes (p. 46)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Marsden, apprenticed to John Cole, of St. James' Parish, within the liberty of Westminster, cabinet maker (ibid.)

Order for the more strict keeping of the watch within the various parishes until Lady Day next; the same are to be set and continued from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. (p. 47)

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Order for Edward Elderton and James Huggett, of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow and Old Ford, landowners, to attend, and show cause why they refuse to pay the poor rate (p. 54)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, &c. (pp. 55–57)

[Pages 58–61 blank.]

List of names headed "House of Correction" and "New Prison." (pp. 62, 63)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar of recognizances (pp. 64–67)

Sessions Book 621—October, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Miscellaneous memoranda—writ, indictments, notes of appearances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 2–13)

[Pages 14–17 blank.]

Order for Richard Rider, J.P., to pay Samuel Browne, gentleman, high constable of the city and liberty of Westminster, money disbursed by him in passing vagrants (p. 18)

Order to William Taylor, gentleman, keeper of the Gatehouse Prison, to discharge John Cressett, esquire, a prisoner for debt. William Eason is the creditor. The said Cressett has procured John Williams to be listed by Captain Francis Alexander in Colonel William Evans' Regiment of Foot. (ibid.)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to the taking of oaths, recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 27, 28)

[Pages 29, 30 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names headed indictments (p. 31)

[Pages 32, 33 blank.]

Sessions Book 622—October, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 5)

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

[Pages 28–36 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 37–40)

Order as to the settlement of Mary, wife of Robert Gear, and her two children, Thomas and Edward. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Andrew, Holborn, and St. Clement Danes (p. 41)

Order for rehearing the appeal concerning the settlement of Mary Gear and her two children (p. 42)

The appeal of the parish of St. Clement Danes, as to the settlement of Mary Gear and her two children, is dismissed (p. 43)

The appeal of the parish of Battersea as to the settlement of Katherine and Anne, two children of William Greenaway, and Anne, his late wife, is dismissed (p. 44)

Order as to the settlement of Phœbe, Deborah, Hannah, and James, the children of John Grimes. The dispute is between the hamlets of Spittlefields and Mile End New Town (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Anne, Elizabeth, and Christopher, the children of Peter Eagle, deceased. The dispute is between Bethnal Green Hamlet and the borough of Longport, in the parish of St. Paul's near the city of Canterbury (p. 46)

Order for the discharge of Mary Mills, apprenticed to Hannah Waller, "now called Hannah Conner," of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, "slopseller" (p. 47)

Order as to the settlement of John, son of Valentine Tarrant. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and St. George the Martyr, county of Surrey (p. 48)

Order as to the settlement of Anne, Hannah, John, and William, children of John Blackburne, and Eleanor, his wife, deceased. The dispute is between the parishes of Ealing and Ludford, county Hereford (p. 49)

John Prendergast, a prisoner for debt, in Newgate, at the suit of Monica Doe, and who has applied to have the benefit of the Act for the Discharge of Insolvent Debtors, is adjudged not relievable, it appearing that he "stands charged and indebted in more than the sum of £100 to the said Monica." Order that he be remanded to Newgate (p. 50)

Richard Girling, a prisoner in Newgate, who was taken by Richard Best, sheriff's officer, by virtue of a warrant of the Honourable Robert Tracey, J.P., for making his escape out of the Fleet Prison, where he stands charged at the suit of Isabella Suckling for £124 upon bond, prays to have the benefit of the Act for the Discharge of Insolvent Debtors. It appears that the said Richard "was not a prisoner in actual custody in the said prison of the Fleet," according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act, and the Court therefore declares he is not relievable and ought not to be discharged. Order that he be remanded to Newgate (p. 51)

Order that the pension of 40/- yearly, paid to Peirce Walsh, of St. John's Parish, Wapping, mariner, be augmented to £3 (ibid.)

Order for respiting and adjourning until next Sessions, the appeal of Robert Bell, of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, who has been adjudged the father of Anne Thompson's male child, lately born in the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney (p. 52)

[Pages 53–62, 64–66 blank.]

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

List of names headed "Prisoners for debt" (p. 67)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments, and Calendar of recognizances (pp. 68–70)

Memoranda:—

"Captain Dougall Campbell, of Colonel George Mackartney's regiment, produced a coppy of the Queen's signe manuall dated 12 Ma."

Robert Ellis petitioned for a pension; his petition dismissed. Colt money, &c. (p. 72)

Sessions Book 623—December, 1704.

Jury panel (p. 3)

[Page 4 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals (pp. 5–30)

Order concerning the settlement of Anne, the pretended wife of Andrew Williams, and her two children. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Sepulchre's and St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate (p. 31)

Order for William Burdett, convicted of wilful perjury, to pay a fine of 12d., and to be put upon the pillory three several days; one day before the great gates of Hicks Hall in St. John Street, another day in the most convenient place in the public street near Temple Bar, and another day near Charing Cross, for the space of one hour each day, with a paper writing placed over his head describing his offence (p. 32)

Order for the churchwardens of Hendon to permit the churchwardens of Aldenham, in the county of Hertford, to inspect their parish books in order to determine the settlement of Mary Wawford, alias Waller, widow of Ezekiel Wawford, and her four children (ibid.)

Order for the treasurer of the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals for the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to reimburse the petty constables money expended by them (p. 34)

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Miscellaneous memoranda relating to recognizances, &c (pp. 53, 54)

[Pages 55–66 blank,]

Lists of names headed New Prison and House of Correction (p. 67)

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to relieving a prisoner, and reimbursement for passing vagrants (p. 72)