Sessions Books
1707

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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307-322

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'Sessions Books: 1707', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 307-322. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66124 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Sessions Book 644—January, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Miscellaneous memoranda:—Writ, indictment, acquittals, &c. (pp. 2–15)

[Pages 16–20, 22–27 blank.]

Order for Thomas Medlicott, esquire, J.P., to be chairman at the Easter and Midsummer Quarter Sessions (p. 21)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to those who took oaths, recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 28, 29)

[Pages 30, 31, 33, 34 blank.]

Alphabetical list of names, headed "Indictments" (p. 32)

Sessions Book 645—January, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–23, 35, 36)

[Pages 24–33, 37, 38 blank.]

Names of those who took the oaths (p. 34)

Order as to the settlement of Mary, wife of Peter Greene. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and St. Paul's, Covent Garden (p. 39)

Order for Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, chief constable of Holborn Division, to pay Hayford Wainwright, gentleman, crier of this Court, £20 towards the amount expended by him in passing vagrants (ibid.)

Order of reference as to the petition of Thomas Rascoe, former surveyor of the highways of Ratcliffe Hamlet, Stepney Parish, in which he complains that the churchwarden of the said hamlet refuses to make a rate, as ordered, to reimburse the petitioner moneys expended by him for gravel and other materials (p. 40)

Order for the discharge of Ann Logue, apprenticed to William Webster, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The said Willam "is since dead," and Jane, his widow, refuses to deliver up the indenture of apprenticehood (p. 41)

Order for vacating an order whereby John Pitchford was adjudged to be the father of Mary, the child of Ann Warwick, widow (p. 42)

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Hart, apprenticed to Christopher Warinfield, of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, child's coat maker (p. 44)

Order for the discharge of Joseph, son of Robert Ward, of Enfield, apprenticed to John Draper, carpenter (p. 45)

Upon the petition of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, showing a deficit in the poor rate, owing to the amount of empty houses in the neighbourhood, and praying a quarter's rate more may be made upon the inhabitants, it is ordered accordingly. (p. 46)

Jonathan Easden, convicted for cheating Francis Fieldhouse and Thomas Boswell, is fined £10 upon each indictment, and is to be put in and upon the pillory on Little Tower Hill, near the Victualling Office, for two hours, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a paper fixed over his head, describing his offences; he is to find sureties for his good behaviour for twelve months. He is remanded to Newgate until he pay the fines, undergo the punishment, then to be delivered, paying his fees, 35/- (p. 47)

Order as to the settlement of Sarah, widow of Abraham Corner, and her three children, John, Judy, and Elizabeth. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and St. Margaret's, Westminster. (ibid.)

Adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement of Ann Gardner, and William and David, her sons. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement's, Cambridge, and St. Katherine's, near the Tower (p. 49)

Upon the petition of the churchwarden, constable, and others, inhabitants of the liberty of Grub Street, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, showing that the watch-house belonging to the said liberty is much in need of repair, and praying for a rate to be made to defray the expense of repairing the same, it is ordered accordingly (p. 50)

Order for Hayford Wainwright to pay John Meard, carpenter, his account for work done at the House of Correction (p. 51)

A like order for the payment of the account of Thomas Elford, of St. James' Parish, Clerkenwell, bricklayer, for work done at the House of Correction (ibid.)

Order for a reduction to be made in the poor rate assessed upon William Sims, of St. John's Parish, Wapping, gardener (p. 52)

A like order concerning the poor rate assessed upon Peter Shelstone, of the same parish, brandy seller (ibid.)

Order on a petition and appeal of Richard Price, gentleman, Matthew Nicholas, Henry Turner, Robert Russell, and John Turner against an inquisition taken at the mansion house of Charles, Lord Ossulston, upon a writ of ad quod dampnum, dated 19 December, directed to the sheriff of Middlesex, requiring him to enquire what damage would be caused if the Queen should grant license to the said Lord Ossulston to enclose part of a common highway, leading from Hillingdon Common to a town called Harlington. The petitioners had prayed that their rights might be preserved to them as soon as the said way should be enclosed, and it is ordered accordingly (p. 53)

Order for Hayford Wainwright, gentleman, crier, to pay to William Oram, plaisterer, to Richard Hickman, painter, and to a smith, the money due to them for work done at the House of Correction (ibid.)

At the Sessions held last July, the petition of Charles Hargrave and other inhabitants of Finchley Parish as to the poor rate, was referred to certain Justices who were desired to inspect the accounts of the churchwardens and overseers. Upon inspection of the said accounts, it was found that £51 had been expended for law charges, and the said Justices thereupon ordered that £36 should be allowed towards the charge of the said lawsuit, and that John Williams, churchwarden, should pay Henry Howe, overseer, £15, the residue of the said sum, to reimburse him the charge he was put to by an unreasonable prosecution. Now, upon complaint that the order of the Justices was illegal, it is ordered that the said report, and order made for confirming the same, be vacated, and the accounts are referred to the Justices to be reviewed and inspected (p. 54)

[Pages 57–59, 62, 63 blank.]

Indenture of apprenticeship of Manasses, son of Francis Wadley, of St. Andrew's, Holborn, cordwainer, to the said Francis, his father (p. 60)

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

Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of indictments and Calendar of recognizances (pp. 64–66)

Memoranda:—

The rector and churchwardens of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields "do desire to be heard against any order that shall be made for registering and allowing a chapel in Great Queen Street, lately erected by Mr. William Baguley for a place of religious worship for protestant dissenters."

Jonathan Easden to give notice to Francis Fieldhouse in the back lane behind Well Close, and Mary Boswell in Rosemary Lane.

Certificate that "a house belonging to Sarah Gully, widow, in Chelsea is set apart for a public meeting house of protestant dissenters in religious worship, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, entitled an Act for exempting of Her Majesty's protestant subjects from certain penal laws."

Henry Moult, keeper of the House of Correction, for non-attendance at Court, was fined 40/-, which was afterwards remitted.

Note as to colt money. James Hawley appointed treasurer of the fund for Brentford and Chertsey Bridges, in the place of the late Henry Hawley, his father.

Daniel Nicoll is ordered to give direction for the repair of that part of Braint Bridge which lies in Willesden.

William Gunson and Hayford Wainwright, gentlemen, are to account for money received for the passing of vagrants; the latter is also to account for money he has received for the public uses.

"Certificate that a house in possession of Rice Davies, of Uxbridge, otherwise Woxbridge, in the parish of Hillingdon, which house was lately in the occupation of John Hill, his landlord, is set apart for religious worship."

Adjournment of the appeal as to the removal of Ann Gardner, and William and David, her sons (p. 68)

Sessions Book 646—February, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

[Page 4 blank.]

Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–21)

[Pages 22–30 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments (pp. 31, 32)

[Pages 33, 34 blank.]

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Gardiner and William and David, her two sons. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement's, Cambridge, and St. Katherine's, near the Tower (p. 35)

Petition of James Lorata, setting forth that he, being born of Arabian parents, "in the desert of Arabia," was brought to England, baptised according to the ordinances of the Church of England, and bound apprentice to Thomas Richardson, who shortly after sent him into the sea service, to redeem another man, with no more clothes than one old coat, jacket, breeches, a pair of old stockings, and one shirt; that Ann Richardson, widow of the said Thomas, has received all the wages due to him while he served on board Her Majesty's ships the "Nottingham" and "Bridgwater," and that he has nothing with which to buy necessary clothing. Prays to be discharged from his apprenticeship and allowed the wages due to him. The case is adjourned (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Holliday, widow of John Holliday. The dispute is between the parishes of St. George's, in Southwark, and St. Botolph, Aldgate (p. 37)

[Pages 38–54 blank.]

List of names of those in the New Prison and House of Correction. (p. 55)

Alphabetical lists of recognizances and indictments (pp. 56–58)

Order to the overseers of the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, to pay Sarah Corner, widow, a pension of 2/6 a week, for the relief of herself and her two children, until further notice (p. 60)

Sessions Book 647—April, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Memoranda of recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 3–15)

[Pages 16–18 blank.]

Order for the sitting of the Justices, day by day, for the carrying out of the Recruiting Act (p. 19)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster, to raise £80 for the repair of the highways (as in previous years) (ibid.)

Similar order for the parish of St. James', Westminster, to raise £120 for the repair of the highways (as in previous years) (p. 20)

Similar order for St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to raise £345 for repairing the highways (as in previous years) (p. 21)

Order for discharging Mercy Firnley, alias Ferneloe, from her apprenticehood with Grace Dollard, mantua maker and child's coat maker. Firnley had not been instructed in the art or mystery, but had been kept "running errands and doing house work" (p. 23)

[Pages 25–27 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, oaths, &c. (pp. 28, 29)

[Pages 30, 31 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 32)

[Pages 33–34 blank.]

Sessions Book 648—April, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

David Hechstetter is chosen treasurer for the maimed soldiers' and mariners' fund for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and he is appointed to take the accounts of Richard Brown, esquire, late treasurer.

Thomas Cullum, esquire, chosen to a like office, for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, and he is appointed to take the accounts of the Honourable James Bertie, esquire, late treasurer.

William Gunson, gentleman, continued treasurer for the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals for the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, and Moses Bodicott for the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (p. 4)

The rates for labourers to be continued as before. The assize of bread to remain the same (ibid.)

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

[Pages 31, 32 blank.]

Order for adjourning the appeal of William Cook against an order adjudging him to be the father of the male child of Mary Hart, of the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch (p. 33)

Order for discharging James Lorata from his apprenticeship to Ann Richardson. [Vide Sessions Book No. 646, p. 35] (p. 34)

Order for discharging Ralph Key from the office of scavenger for the upper liberty of St. John Street, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, upon proof that his age is 76, and that he is "dim of sight and thick of hearing." (p. 36)

Order for discharging Francis Tow from the office of scavenger of the liberty of Holywell, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch (p. 37)

Order for discharging Thomas How from his apprenticeship to John Palmer, of the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, cordwainer (ibid.)

Order for discharging Elizabeth Osborne from her apprenticeship to Jane Friend (now the wife of Edward Eves), mantua maker (p. 39)

Order for discharging Thomas Page from the office of constable of the hamlet of Roxeth, in the parish of Harrow, upon proof that he has served the said office for a year, and that no court leet is being held for the manor of Harrow for this year. Ralph Higgins appointed to serve in his stead. (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of William Aldwin, constable of the hamlet of Weald, in the parish of Harrow, upon same proof as above. Benjamin Tilliard to serve in his stead (p. 40)

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Earneans, alias Brewer, formerly the widow of Clement Earneans, surgeon, and also the widow of — Brewer. The dispute is between the parishes of Isleworth and St. Clement Danes (p. 41)

Order for the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, to pay Thomas Cruttenden 2/- per week for the maintenance of Lucy Fowell, child of Isaac Fowell, left at the house of said Thomas Cruttenden in his absence "by surprize," the father and mother both having disappeared (p. 42)

Order for the discharge of John Nelson from the office of constable of Willesden. Samuel Betteridge is ordered to serve in his stead (p. 43)

Order for the discharge of John Pry or from the office of constable of the hamlet of Sudbury, in the parish of Harrow. Richard Bliss to serve in his stead (p. 44)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Walter from the office of constable for the town of Harrow-on-the-Hill. Thomas Read to serve in his stead. (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of Mary Davis, widow of Nicholas Davis. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Saviour's, Southwark, and St. Giles'-in-the-Fields (p. 45)

Order for the discharge of Elizabeth Bull from her apprenticeship to Francis Jones, broker (ibid.)

Order to the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn to receive into their care Barbara Cook, a poor child aged 3 years, daughter of Alice Cook, upon the petition of Thomas Butcher, a labourer, in whose house the said Alice Cook lately died (p. 46)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Cotterell, son of Elizabeth Cotterell, from his apprenticeship to John Mathews, of the liberty of the Rolls, barber and peruke maker (p. 47)

Order for regulating the Haymarket in the liberty of Westminster. [Vide Sessions Book No. 637, p. 28.] Tully's accounts follow (p. 48)

List of persons taking the oath (p. 50)

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments (pp. 51–53)

Receipt for £20 paid by William Brown upon his confession of an indictment against him for selling beer and ale without a license (p. 54)

Order for certain Justices to inspect the accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire, deceased, late treasurer of the moneys collected for building and repairing the public bridges (p. 55)

Mr. Moses Bodicott, chosen and continued treasurer for the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals in the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth. Order to the Justices to examine his accounts (ibid.)

Order for Jane Smyth and Elizabeth Boyle, convicted of cheating and defrauding Isabel, wife of William Scales, of £9, to be stripped naked from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail round Red Lion Square, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and to be remanded to Newgate gaol until they undergo their punishment and pay their fees. (p. 56)

Order for Elizabeth Boyle and Alice Jones, convicted of defrauding Katherine Shute, widow, of £9, to be fined 6/8, and for Elizabeth Boyle to be put upon the pillory before Grays Inn Foregate, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, for the space of one hour, with a paper over her head describing her said offence. Alice Jones is to be stripped from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail from Gray's Inn Foregate to Southampton Street, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. The said Elizabeth and Alice are both remanded to Newgate gaol until they pay their fines, undergo their punishment and pay their fees (p. 56)

Order for Thomas Wilkes, gentleman, chief constable of the Tower Division within the hundred of Ossulston, and the several petty constables, to attend at Hicks Hall with their respective accounts of vagrant money. (p. 57)

The like order for the constables of the Finsbury Division (ibid.)

The like order for the constables of the Holborn Division (p. 58)

Order for William Page, of Golden Lane, in the parish of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, labourer, to be discharged from paying the poor rate upon proof that he is a very poor man, almost blind, with five children and an industrious wife, and that he has only had three days' work in 12 months. (p. 59)

Order for the trial of traverses upon indictments the first four days of every Sessions. This order to be fixed upon the gates of Hicks Hall. (p. 60)

Order for confirming an order adjudging Isaac Henriquise to be the father of the female child of Dorothy Seward, widow, of the parish of St. Dunstan'sin-the-West (p. 61)

Order concerning the settlement of — Whitethorne, aged 11 weeks, the son of Jonathan and Mary Whitethorne. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Mary, Newington, in the county of Surrey, and St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate (p. 62)

Order to David Hechstetter, esquire, treasurer of the maimed mariners' fund, to pay arrears of 15/- to Thomas Tiddman [Tiddaman ?], of Poplar, a disabled mariner (ibid.)

[Pages 64–68 blank.]

Lists of names under the headings New Prison and House of Correction. (p. 69)

[Page 71 blank.]

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

Miscellaneous memoranda concerning the swearing in of constables and headboroughs. List of persons taking the oath (p. 76)

Order at the suit of Nathaniel Senior, gentleman, concerning a robbery, lately committed on Finchley Common (ibid.)

Order for certain Justices to take the accounts of Henry Hawley, esquire, deceased, late treasurer of the county bridges; of Mr. Browne, late treasurer of the maimed soldiers' fund in the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore; and of Mr. Bertie, late treasurer of the maimed soldiers' fund in the hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth (ibid.)

Sessions Book 649—May, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–19)

[Pages 20–22 blank.]

Order referring to two Justices for settlement, a dispute between the inhabitants of Hollywell Court, alias King John's Court, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and the Vestry of the same parish, touching the right to elect scavengers for Hollywell Court (p. 23)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Suger in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, The dispute is between the parishes of St. Mary, the Savoy, and St. Giles (ibid.)

Order for discharging Frances Woodward from her apprenticehood with Stephen Dodd, victualler, of Ratcliff. She had been originally apprenticed to Katherine Attwood by the parish authorities of St. Paul, Shadwell, and by her was assigned to Stephen Dodd. By Dodd and his wife she had been much beaten and bruised, and whipped from the shoulders to the waist until her body was bloody and raw (p. 24)

Order for Thomas Wilkes, gentleman, high constable of the Tower Division, to hand in his accounts for the vagrant money to certain of the Justices on 3 June (p. 25)

Order for discharging John Langley from his apprenticehood with Abraham Richards, periwig-maker and barber, of the parish of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields. Richards had for some time kept an alehouse, and his apprentice was employed in waiting on the guests, and carrying out and fetching in pots, instead of learning his trade; besides, he was much ill-used by his master's wife. Part of the premium was to be returned (p. 26)

[Pages 28–36 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 37, 38)

[Pages 39–64 blank.]

Names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 65, 66)

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 68, 69)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 70, 71)

Memoranda (p. 72)

Sessions Book 650—July, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 2)

Memoranda of recognizances and indictments (pp. 3–14)

[Pages 15–20 blank.]

Order for raising £58 from the various hundreds in the county to pay the costs of constables in passing vagrants.

[A note in the margin:—"This order was never delivered out or put in execution"] (p. 21)

Thomas Medlicott, esquire, chosen chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions till after the Epiphany Sessions (p. 24)

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah Carpenter and her three children, John Peter, Daniel, and Mary, in the parish of St. Anne's, Westminster. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's and St. Martin's. (ibid.)

A petition from the sufferers by fire in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, sets forth that on 10 April there happened in Charles Street "a most dreadful and lamentable fire," whereby 17 houses were utterly consumed, and six more very much damaged, "besides some outhousing"; that the greater part of the petitioners' goods, household stuff, and implements of trade were either broken, burnt, or made unserviceable, or stolen, so that the total loss amounts to £4,475 14s. 11d.; they therefore ask for letters patent to be granted them for a brief. The matter is referred to a number of the Justices, who are to report to the Court on 17 July (p. 25)

Order for raising £35 in the various parishes in the liberty of Westminster, to pay:—(1) Arrears of £8 10s. 0d. due to the widow of John Wyatt for carpenter's work done at the House of Correction in Tuttle Fields in 1702; (2) arrears for work done at the same place by Edward Stone, bricklayer, amounting to £5 5s. 0d.; (3) money due to Francis Reding, the governor of the house, for clothing, &c., for William Landy, a "poor distracted man" in Bethlehem Hospital, 28/- (p. 26)

Order confirming an order of two of the Justices adjudging Arthur Annesley, esquire, commonly called Lord Altham, to be the reputed father of a female bastard child of Eleanor Sheldon, in the parish of St. James', Westminster (p. 28)

[Pages 30–33 blank.]

Memoranda relating to oaths, committals, fines, &c. (pp. 34–36)

Alphabetical list of indictments (p. 38)

[Pages 39, 40 blank.]

Sessions Book 651—July, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–30)

[Pages 31–40 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 41, 42)

[Pages 43, 44 blank.]

Order for the treasurer of the maimed soldiers' fund to pay to Mr. Robert Hardisty, gentleman, £74 due to him in defence of a suit against the inhabitants of the hundred of Ossulston (p. 45)

Order for William Gunson, chief constable of the Finsbury Division, and the petty constables to attend three of the Justices on 11 July, with their accounts for passing vagrants, &c. (ibid.)

Order for the reduction of the amount paid for the relief of the poor by William Friend, of Limehouse, to 10/- (p. 46)

Order referring a petition from the prisoners in Newgate to several of the Justices, who are to report to the next Court of Quarter Sessions. The petition sets out that the Order, made by the Court on the 8th of September, 1702, against exacting garnish, &c., from prisoners, was not observed, &c., and complains that one Robinson, "then and still turnkey of the prison, doth daily permit lewd women and known thieves and others to lodge with the felons all night, provided they pay him 1/- for each night's lodging and satisfy with drink four over-plus officers, called partners," who are prisoners set up by the keeper, James Fell, or the turnkey, Robinson. These partners demand 2/- from every person coming in as a prisoner, and claim a double allowance of the charity beef and bread; they are allowed to strike and abuse the prisoners, and threaten to search and strip those who refuse to pay the 2/-. Further, the women resorting to the prison daily commit thefts abroad, and bring the stolen goods into the gaol (p. 47)

Order confirming the report of the Justices appointed to consider the dispute between Hollywell Court and St. Leonard's, Shoreditch:—The inhabitants of Holywell Court are not to be excluded from the liberty, or to be allowed to rate themselves, but they are to be excused paying the rate for the first quarter (p. 49)

Order for setting up posts and a chain upon New Brentford Bridge. The treasurer of the bridge money reports that New Brentford Bridge is much "dampnifyed " by the great number of persons passing over it with their horses, carts, and carriages in the summer time, when they have a convenient way below the bridge, but will not make use of it. The posts and chain are to prevent this use of the bridge, and preserve it for foot passengers (p. 51)

Order confirming the report made by certain of the Justices, who had been appointed for the purpose, on the accounts of the late Henry Hawley, treasurer of the bridge money (ibid.)

Order for Joseph Evans, churchwarden of the hamlet of Mile End Old Town, in the parish of Stepney, to pay to Elizabeth Hicks, widow of a former churchwaiden, the sum of £89, being the balance of an account due to her late husband (p. 52)

Order confirming an order of two of the Justices, adjudging William Cook, one of the officers of Her Majesty's Duty of Excise, late of the parish of St. John, Margate, to be the father of a male bastard of Mary Hart, late of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch (p. 53)

Order for confirming an order made by two of the Justices, adjudging John Hasker, victualler, of Mile End Old Town, Stepney, to be the reputed father of the female bastard of Mary Needham, wife of Thomas Needham, late of Bethnal Green, who is a soldier, and in foreign parts (p. 54)

Order discharging Sarah Ponder from her apprenticehood with William Smyth, fisherman, of Hammersmith, who had so ill-treated her that she despaired of her life. She had been apprenticed by the churchwardens, &c., of Lee, Essex, and as she had gained a settlement in Hammersmith, was likely to become chargeable to the parish. The Court ordered Smyth to pay £5 10s. 0d., which he had received with his apprentice, and double apparel, to the chapelwardens of Hammersmith (p. 55)

Order discharging Margaret Carter from her apprenticehood with Hannah Walsh, of St. Mary-le-Strand, alias Savoy, to whom she had been apprenticed to learn houswifery, on the ground that the said Hannah had cruelly ill-used her, and that her master had endeavoured to debauch her (p. 56)

A similar order for the discharge of Dorothy Carter (p. 57)

Order concerning the settlement of Hugh Edwards in the parish of Paddington. The dispute is between the parishes of Paddington and St James', Clerkenwell (ibid.)

Order discharging an order made by two of the Justices, adjudging Thomas Barnes, barber, of Mile End Old Town, Stepney, to be the father of the female bastard of Thomasin Hankinson, widow. The Court found that Charles Hankinson was alive, and had been often seen in London, and that the child was not a bastard but the daughter of the said Charles. (p. 58)

Order discharging Jane Best from her apprenticehood with Mary Mackdonnell, widow of Dennis Mackdonnell, button maker. The mistress complains that Best had often robbed her, and for that, and for lying out of the petitioner's house, whoring, and drunkenness, she had been in prison; but her said mistress had received her again. Since that time she has been often drunk, stayed out at night, assaulted and beaten her, and threatened to kill her (p. 59)

The difference of Ann Blow, spinster, and Mrs. Mary Blay, concerning the sum of £9 8s. 0d., claimed as wages by the former, is referred to certain Justices for settlement; they are to report to the next Court of Quarter Sessions (ibid.)

Order discharging an order of two of the Justices, adjudging John Williams to be the father of the female bastard of Elizabeth Washborne, of the liberty-above-Bars, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn. The Court found that the husband, Richard Washborne, was alive (p. 60)

Order relieving William Atterbury, labourer, renting a house in Rotton Row, St. Giles', Cripplegate, from the payment of poor rates, as he is a very poor man and in mean circumstances (p. 61)

Order discharging Mary Storey from her apprenticehood. She was first placed with Thomas Parker, hemp-dresser, of Aldersgate Street, London. Parker assigned her to Richard Godman, "chirurgeon," of St. Sepulchre's. Godman and his wife falsely accused her of being with child by Richard Goodwin, and she had been imprisoned in the House of Correction on this false charge for seven weeks, and on her release Godman refused to receive her (p. 62)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Prosse in the parish of St. Pancras. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Pancras (p. 63)

Order concerning the settlement of Ralph Rumball, his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Katherine and Mary, in the parish of St. John's, Hackney. The dispute is between the parishes of St. John's, Hackney, and St. Giles', Cripplegate (ibid.)

Order for Colonel William Ashton, late of the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents, to pay the overseers £6 10s. 0d. expended by them in maintaining Ann Ashton and her child since he left the parish, and to provide for them in future. [Vide Sessions Book 633, p. 37] (p. 65)

Joseph Evans, churchwarden of the hamlet of Mile End Old Town, in the parish of Stepney, petitions the Court that the order made for him to pay Elizabeth Hicks, widow of John Hicks, a late churchwarden, the sum of £89 be set aside. He alleges that since those accounts were audited great sums have been charged to the inhabitants who have forbidden him to pay any further sums to Elizabeth Hicks, and that he has no money to repay her. The Court refused to set aside the order for the payment, but ordered the churchwardens, &c., to make a rate for the purpose (p. 66)

Order for raising money in the county to pay the expenses incurred by the constables in passing vagrants, &c. The amount to be paid by each parish is set out, and the sum total is £399 19s. 7½d. (pp. 67–70)

List of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 71, 72)

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List of twenty persons who have taken the oath of fidelity and subscribed. (p. 74)

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 76, 77)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 78, 79)

Rough memoranda (p. 80)

Sessions Book 652—September, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–31, 37–39)

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Order for the regulation of the night watches, which are to be constantly set and continued from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Lady Day next (p. 41)

Order for Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, high constable of Holborn division, to pay Hayford Wainwright, housekeeper of Hicks Hall, the money for the passing of vagrants (p. 42)

Order that the high constables issue instructions to the petty constables to make returns of all persons selling beer and ale, to the end that those who have not licenses may be prosecuted according to law (ibid.)

Order for the report and affidavits concerning the misdemeanours and abuses committed upon the poor debtors in Newgate, to be placed before the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Ann Harperley, apprenticed to Ann Gordon, then of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, muff maker (p. 43)

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List of names, headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 63–64)

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

Memoranda:—

"A meeting house is certified to be in the house of Rebeccah Critchlew, in Baldwin's Gardens, Holborn, of protestant dissenters, called Independents, and is allowed and registered according to an Act of Parliament in that case provided," &c. (p. 72)

Sessions Book 653–October, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–30, 41–45)

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Order for a rate to be made in the parish of Harrow-on-the-Hill, to raise the money due to John Page, one of the surveyors of the highways in the said parish, for gravel to repair the said highways (p. 49)

Order of reference as to the erection of a watch-house in Hampstead Parish. The constables had complained that there had never been any convenient watch-house in the said parish to protect them from the extremity of the weather, and had prayed that one might be erected (ibid.)

Order confirming an order adjudging William Weston, of Marton, near Mackworth, county of Derby, to be the father of Rebecca Redgate's female child (p. 50)

Order as to the settlement of Isabel Hutchins. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Saviour's, Southwark, and St. Mary's, Whitechapel (p. 51)

Order as to the settlement of Johanna Williams. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Buttolph Without, Aldersgate, and St. Sepulchre's (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Jane, widow of John Soan. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Margaret's, Westminster. (ibid.)

Order excusing Lawrence Elleson, of St. James' Parish, Clerkenwell, from paying the poor rate (p. 52)

John Tully, treasurer of the Haymarket, is ordered to pay to Mr. Robert Hardisty, gentleman, Deputy Clerk of the Peace, the money in his hands for the public uses of this county (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Matthew Dodd, son-in-law of William Pope, apprenticed to Daniel Gibson, then of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, carpenter (p. 53)

Certificate granting James Berry, of the city of Oxford, maltster, an allowance for 57 quarters of malt, which was lost in a barge near Blackwall. (p. 54)

Order allowing the appeal of John Lee, of Devereaux Court, St. Clement Danes, chairman, who has been adjudged the father of Julian Clarke's child, Richard (p. 55)

Order dismissing the appeal of James Taylor, of St. Ann's, Westminster, cheesemonger, he being adjudged the father of Elizabeth, the child of Mary Bourke, widow (p. 56)

Order for James Taylor to pay the churchwardens of St. Giles'-in-theFields £5 for the maintenance of Mary Bourke's child, Elizabeth (ibid.)

Order for the apprehension of all persons with wheelbarrows exposing wares for sale, and carrying dice, whereby they use unlawful means to defraud Her Majesty's subjects (p. 57)

Thomas Vaughan, Thomas Davis, Thomas and Edward Knight are convicted for a false accusation against William Guilham; they are severally fined £5, and are to be put in and upon the pillory at or near the Maypole in the Strand, for an hour, between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon, with an inscription over their heads describing their offence. It is further ordered that the said four prisoners, for a false accusation against Edward Barker, apothecary, be each fined a further sum of £5, and be stripped naked from the middle upwards and publicly whipped at a cart's tail from Temple Bar to Charing Cross. Thomas Vaughan and Thomas Davis are committed to Newgate until they pay their fines and undergo their punishment, then to be delivered, paying their fees, severally 30/-, in all £3 (p. 58)

Order of reference as to the accounts of John Warner and Andrew Richmond, former overseers of the poor of St. Clement Danes' Parish (p. 59)

Order of reference as to the accounts of Hayford Wainwright, gentleman, crier of this court, of all money received and paid for the public use, and for the passing of vagrants (p. 60)

Order for Mr. Wainwright to pay £1 1s. 6d. to Mr. Richard Forster, gentleman, for his pains in taking several examinations as to abuses committed in Newgate (ibid.)

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Names of those who took the oaths (p. 72)

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 73, 74)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments. (pp. 76–79)

Memoranda as to indictments, commitments, &c. (p. 80)

Sessions Book 654—December, 1707.

Jury panel (p. 3)

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Indictments, recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–28)

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Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments (pp. 37–39)

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Order for discharging John Curtis, son of Prudence Curtis, from his apprenticeship to Philip Bollard, of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, joiner (p. 41)

Order to dismiss the petition of William Macgill, praying that his son-in-law, Egglas Green, may be discharged from his apprenticeship to John Bainbridge, of Fisher Street, Red Lion Square, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, "perukemaker" (p. 42)

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Lists of names under the headings New Prison and House of Correction. (p. 63)

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

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to indictments and committals. (p. 70)