Sessions Books
1708

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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323-335

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'Sessions Books: 1708', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 323-335. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66125 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Sessions Book 655—January, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–23, 37–39)

[Pages 24–36, 40–44 blank.]

Order for the attendance of all parties concerned, at the hearing and determination of the appeal of Richard Price, gentleman, and others against the return of the writ of ad quod dampnum, as to a license to be granted to Charles, Lord Ossulston. [Vide Sessions Book No. 645, p. 53] (p. 45)

Order for the hearing of the appeal as to the settlement of Thomas Inns and Martha, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and Padbury, in the county of Bucks (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Bayly, spinster. The dispute is between the parishes of Heese and Heston in this county (p. 46)

Order for the discharge of John Horton, apprenticed to Peter Fountain, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, barber and periwig maker (ibid.)

William Powell, of St. Sepulchre's Parish, is admitted as a pensioner upon the fund for maimed soldiers and mariners, it having been proved he served on board the "Litchfield," where he was disabled (p. 47)

Order as to the settlement of Mary Brooke, widow, and her five children, Pentecost, Martha, Sarah, Edward, and Nathaniel. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Andrew's, Holborn (p. 48)

Order for the chapelwardens of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow and Old Ford to pay the money due to Samuel Barwick and Robert Hardisty, former chapelwardens of the said hamlet (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of John Singleton and Susannah, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and St. Michael's, Cornhill (p. 49)

Order as to the settlement of John Saddler and his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of Harmondsworth and Cowley (p. 50)

Order as to the settlement of Jane Wood, spinster. The dispute is between the parishes of Friern Barnet and St. Mary, Islington (p. 51)

Order as to the settlement of Margaret, wife of Charles Wroth. The dispute is between the parishes of Loughton, in the county of Essex, and St. Botolph's, Aldgate (ibid.)

Order confirming the report of certain Justices as to the payment of the poor rates by William Hagar, of Bethnal Green Hamlet, Stepney Parish, brewer (p. 52)

Order as to the settlement of Thomas Shephard. The dispute is between the parishes of Chiswick and Greenford (p. 53)

Edward Dalton, convicted for cheating Edward Clarke, is fined £5; he is to be openly whipped at a cart's tail from Holborn Bars, St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, to and against the Parish Church of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and is committed to Newgate until he pay the fine and undergo the punishment; then to be delivered, paying his fees (p. 54)

[Pages 56–63, 67, 71 blank.]

Names of those taking oaths (p. 64)

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 65, 66)

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to names of jurymen, appearances, commitments, &c.

"Captain Boyle Smyth at White Posts, in Great Rider Street, St. James's." (p. 72)

Sessions Book 656—February, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments (pp. 5–18)

[Pages 19, 20 blank.]

Representation from the Lords of the Council to the Duke of Bedford, and the Justices, dated from the Council Chamber, Kensington, 25 January, 1708, recommending the effectual execution of the Act relating to recruits. The sum of 20/- is to be paid to the parish officers for each person brought before the magistrates to be enlisted, and the sum of £5 shall be given to every volunteer; such volunteer to have his discharge after three years' service if he desire it. The Duke and the Justices are to give an account of their proceedings in the matter, with the names and numbers of the recruits raised (p. 21)

Order for the discharge of Alice Rudyard, apprenticed to Elizabeth Goss, sempstress (p. 22)

Order for the discharge of John Skidder, apprenticed to John Hurrey, of Mile End New Town, Stepney Parish, weaver (p. 23)

Order for the discharge of Diana Hussey, apprenticed to Stephen Gore, of Hammersmith, and Elizabeth, his wife, child's coat-maker (p. 24)

Order of reference as to the accounts of James Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the money raised for repairing Brentford and Chertsey Bridges (p. 25)

Letter from J. Thurston to General Churchill, dated at Whitehall, 1 March, 1708, acquainting him that the county of Middlesex, the city of London, and the city and liberty of Westminster are allotted for the two regiments of Foot Guards, and requesting him to order that the chief officers be informed of the respective places where the Justices will meet on the 18th instant, for the receiving and delivering over of the recruits. Further instructions on the subject (p. 26)

Election of Jeremiah Boreman, gentleman, to the post of keeper of the New Prison, Clerkenwell, in the place of Abel Weeks, gentleman, deceased. (p. 28)

Order for William Kilnes to be recommended to Jeremiah Boreman as his deputy and clerk, the said William having served in that capacity during Abel Weeks' term of office (p. 29)

[Pages 30–35, 39–64 blank.]

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the accounts of James Hawley, treasurer of the fund for Brentford and Chertsey Bridges; the election of Jeremiah Boreman, William Kilnes recommended to be his deputy; election of John Mills as chief constable of Holborn Division, in the room of Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, deceased; the license of John Beverley, of St. Giles'-inthe-Fields, recommended to be stopped or suppressed; acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 36–38)

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 65, 66)

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

Memoranda as to indictments, colt money, &c. (p. 72)

Sessions Book 657—April, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Orders appointing treasurers:—

1. For the maimed soldiers' and sailors' fund—

(a) Hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, John Cleeve, esquire, in the place of David Hechstetter, esquire.

(b) Hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, Jasper English, esquire, in the place of Thomas Cullum, esquire.

2. For the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals—

(a) For Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore, John Mills, gentleman.

(b) For Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, John Styles, gentleman.

The rates of wages and assize of bread continued as in previous years. (p. 4)

Memoranda relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–52)

[Pages 53–56 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 57, 58)

Rough memorandum as to a rate for passing vagrants, &c. (p. 59)

Order for Thomas Aldridge and Thomas Turvin, yeomen, to be headboroughs of the parish of Acton, on the representation of John Stevens and William Greenhill that, at the court leet held at Acton, there were not sufficient jurors present to discharge them from their office (p. 61)

Order discharging Richard Sutton, of Finchley, from being constable for the east side of the parish, as he is 68 years of age, very infirm, and incapable; Humphrey Newman is nominated in his place (p. 61)

Thomas Lott and William Wilkinson nominated petty constables for the parish of Acton, in the place of Edward Briggs and John Sweetbone, who had served for a twelvemonth, and not been released by a court leet (p. 62)

Orders appointing treasurers for the maimed soldiers' fund as above (p. 4) (p. 63)

Order appointing Thomas Smith, timber merchant, constable for the parish of Kensington, in the place of Thomas Smith, victualler, who has served for above a year; no court leet has been held to release him (p. 64)

Similar order for Edward Whitehall to be headborough in the same parish, in the place of Richard Leister (ibid.)

Similar order for Richard Camber to be constable of the parish of Cowley, in the place of John Keeble (ibid.)

Thomas Jones, John Stevens, junior, and several other inhabitants of the parish of Acton, complain to the Court that the parish is very much cheated by the surveyors; they have charged for several hundred loads of gravel more than they paid for, and for labourers and stocking of gravel near £5, "which was in truth spent in alehouses." By threatening the constable they have got into their hanos several sums of money not accounted for, and they have charged 30/- for gathering the money. The overseers are ordered to appear before certain of the Justices that the matters complained of may be investigated. (p. 65)

Order discharging an order of certain of the Justices adjudging Thomas Kingston, labourer, late of White Lyon Yard, Spitalfields, to be the father of a male bastard child of Amy Maghen, of Bethnal Green (ibid.)

Thomas Gilbert, William Outram, and Richard Godwin, and others, "journeymen upholders" state that they employed Mr. William Lock, an attorney, on several matters for which they paid him £9; but he has sent them extravagant bills for over £16, and threatens to run them to twice the charges if they do not pay him, and has brought several actions against them. Lock did not appear, and the Court ordered that his several bills be taxed by the Clerk of the Peace (p. 66)

Order for Stephen Gore to deliver up the clothing of his late apprentice, Diana Hussey, and the sum of £9. Diana Hussey had been apprenticed, to learn the art of making children's clothes, by the charity of Lady Allington. (p. 67)

Order concerning the settlement of Elizabeth Christopher, an infant, in the hamlet of Spitalfields. The dispute is between the hamlets of Bethlem [Bethnal] Green and Spitalfields (p. 68)

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Wells, an infant, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Bromley. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Leonard, St. Mary Magdalene, Colchester, and Bromley (p. 69)

The appeal of Henry Whitchcot, William Bussey, Richard Winfield, Thomas Odell, and Edward Cooke against an additional rate for the relief of the poor of Finchley, was referred to certain of the Justices for settlement. (p. 70)

Order continuing John Tully, esquire, treasurer of the Haymarket, and Edward Lawrence as collector. The state of the accounts is set out, and the same is confirmed by the Court (pp. 71, 72)

Order fining John Denton, alias Dunton, the sum of 6d., and sentencing him to a whipping at a cart's tail from the Bell alehouse in Whitecross Street, St. Giles', Cripplegate, to the Post and Chain in the same street, for speaking seditious words, and profanely cursing the Queen's Majesty (p. 73)

Richard Jackson, churchwarden of St. Andrew's, Holborn, the court leet jury, and several other inhabitants, represent to the Court that Richard Sherman, Arthur Yarwell, William Gill, Thomas Bournham, Richard Hilliard, Hugh Duckworth, and John Cox were, on the 7th of April, approved by the Justices at the Court House in Bloomsbury, and "on the Sunday following, together with the churchwarden, proclaimed overseers of the poor in the parish church." In spite of this John Wisewall, John Wilsanck, a foreigner, and Thomas Dorrington, and John Leonard took upon themselves to act as overseers. These last claimed to have been appointed by the Justices sitting at the King's Head in Holborn on the 6th of April. The Court confirmed the appointment of the overseers made at the earlier of the two dates (ibid.)

Ordered that the accounts of James Walter, gentleman, and Benjamin Giroll, late chapelwardens, and of William Andrews, Nevinson Taylor, Ambrose Page, and William Henley, late overseers, etc., of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow, Old Ford, be audited and examined by certain of the Justices, who are to settle the matter and report at the next Quarter Sessions (p. 75)

The Court, being informed that riots, routs, and other misdemeanours have been frequently committed at a fair held in the month of May in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, called May Fair, desires the Justices living in that district to have the headboroughs, constables, and other peace officers before them, and give them orders to attend the fair in turns, and to see that the peace is kept; officers neglecting their duty are to be brought to condign punishment (p. 76)

Order concerning the settlement of Thomas and Martha Inns in the parish of Padbury, near Buckingham. The dispute is between the parishes of Padbury and Bethnal Green (p. 77)

The petition of Robert Leicester for discharge from his apprenticehood was dismissed. He had been apprenticed to Hezekiah Lawrence, shipwright, of the parish of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, who had neglected him, and on his death his wife, Ann, had not caused Leicester to be instructed in his trade. (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Margaret Berry from her apprenticehood with Thomas Butterfield, cane chair-maker, of Wapping in Stepney, not on the ground of alleged cruelty, but because the indenture was void in law (p. 78)

Order for discharging Matthew Compton from his apprenticehood with Henry Hawes, blacksmith, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. When the apprentice had served about a year his master enlisted as a soldier and went to Flanders, assigning his apprentice to another blacksmith in the parish, John Walton. About six weeks since Walton's goods were seized by his landlord, and he fled, leaving the apprentice destitute (p. 79)

Order confirming the account of James Hawley, esquire, treasurer of the bridge money, and authorising Thomas Cullum, esquire, late treasurer for the Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth Hundreds, to pay Mr. Hawley £20 for the repairs of Braintford Bridge and Chertsey Bridge (p. 80)

Order for discharging Samuel Stone, one of the high constables for the hundred of Spelthorne, on his representation that he has served for two years, and cannot serve "without great trouble and damage by reason of his frequent absences from his family." John Neale, gentleman, is appointed in his place. (p. 81)

Order discharging Thomas Stone, of Shepperton, from serving as constable; he had served that office for over two years, and no court leet had been held there. Richard Coombes is appointed in his place (ibid.)

[Pages 82–84 blank.]

Order for raising £400 from the various parishes in the county to pay the expenses incurred by the constables in conveying vagrants. The amount due from each parish is set out (pp. 85–88)

[Pages 89–95 blank.]

List of forty-two persons taking the oaths; amongst them are White Kennett, S.T.P., Dean of Peterborough, and Henry Read, dissenting minister. (p. 96)

Names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 97, 98)

[Page 99 blank.]

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 100, 101)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 102–104)

[Pages 105–107 blank.]

Rough memoranda relating to various orders, &c., colt money.

Certified that there is a meeting of protestant dissenters in the house of William Wild, yeoman, of "Sipson," in the parish of Harmondsworth. (p. 108)

Sessions Book 658—May, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 5–20, 33–35)

[Pages 21–32, 36–38 blank.]

Order for Mary, widow and administratrix of Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, late chief constable of Holborn Division, to attend with the books and accounts of her late husband, relating to the public moneys by him received and paid (p. 39)

Order of reference as to the accounts of William Gunson, gentleman, former treasurer of the fund for the Marshalsea, Queen's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore (p. 39)

Order for the discharge of John Harrold, "late a poor child of Christ's Hospital," apprenticed to Francis Row, shipwright (p. 40)

[Pages 41–52, 55–59 blank.]

List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 53, 54)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments. (pp. 60–63)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to commitments, colt money; "Person committed, for selling pretended Prince of Wales' pictures, by Colonel Plumer and Mr. Metcalfe, not to be discharged."

Francis Moore, of the parish of St. Clement Danes, dancing master, is bound over to appear at the next Quarter Sessions for recusancy, but having taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, as appears by certificate of Mr. Bealing and Mr. Lavign of the 15th of March last, his recognizance to appear is to be respited, &c. (p. 64)

Sessions Book 659—July, 1708.

Jury panels (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, commitments, &c. (pp. 5–54, 57–59)

[Pages 55, 56, 60 blank.]

Order for the further adjournment of the appeal as to the settlement of Mary, widow of William Bartholomew, with her two children, Thomas and Katherine. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, and St. Olave's, Silver Street (p. 61)

Order for the discharge of Hosea, son of Philip Prickat, late of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, deceased, apprenticed to Joseph Holdworth, of St. Sepulchre's Parish, cordwainer. The said Holdworth is also described as a soldier in Her Majesty's service (p. 62)

Order for the discharge of William, son of James Dunkerly, of St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch, apprenticed to Robert Cole, of Whitechapel Parish, weaver (p. 63)

Order as to the settlement of Clement Farmer, and Ann, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Leonard, Foster Lane (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth, widow of James Flint. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne's, Westminster, and St. Giles'-inthe-Fields (p. 64)

Order as to the settlement of Simon Bradley and Sarah, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of Stepney and Christ Church, Surrey. (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of James Thomas, a child about three years of age. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Anne and St. James, Westminster (p. 65)

Order as to the settlement of Silvester Webb, Elizabeth, his wife, and Ann and Mary, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of South Mymms and High Barnet, otherwise Chipping Barnet (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Samuel, son of James Mathews, apprenticed to Roger Wells, of Teddington, carpenter (p. 66)

Order of reference as to the accounts of William Jeanes, tallow chandler, former overseer of the poor of St. Clement Danes (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Timothy Kerby, Josibed, his wife, and their six children, Timothy, Martha, Mary, Thomas, Sophia, and Sarah. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Bride's and St. Andrew's, Holborn. (p. 68)

Order as to the settlement of Hannah Chaddock, widow. The dispute is between the parishes of Christ Church and St. Katherine's (ibid.)

Order as to the settlement of Mary Bonner, a child of 10 years. The dispute is between the parishes of St. James', Clerkenwell, and St. Andrew's, Holborn (p. 69)

Order for the discharge of Milicent Hall, spinster, apprenticed to William Beckett, of Stepney Parish, "thrower," on account of ill-usage (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of John Cleeve, esquire, treasurer of the fund for maimed soldiers, in Ossulston, Edmonton, and Gore Hundreds. David Hechstetter is appointed in his place (p. 70)

Order for the repair of the sheds on each side of the courtyard, and of the gates at the entrance to the said courtyard, at Hicks Hall (p. 71)

Mary Price, convicted, with others (unnamed), for a notorious conspiracy, fraud, and misdemeanour, is fined 6d.; she is to be stripped naked from the middle upwards, and publicly whipped at a cart's tail from the Savoy Gate, in the Strand, to Charing Cross, until her body be bloody. She is remanded to Newgate until she undergo the punishment, then to be delivered, paying her fees, 4/8 (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Robert Archer, a poor child of South Mymms Parish, apprenticed to John Archer, of Enfield, gardener (p. 72)

Order of reference as to the accounts of James Walker, gentleman, Benjamin Girell, William Andrews, Nevinson Taylor, Ambrose Page, and William Henley, former chapelwardens, and overseers of the hamlet of Stratford-le-Bow and Old Ford (p. 73)

Order for the discharge of John Pickance, apprenticed to William Evins, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, shoemaker. The said Evins has gone to be a soldier and left his apprentice with Susanna Evins, his wife (ibid.)

Order that payment be made to Henry Southall, surgeon, for setting the thigh of Elizabeth Boyle (a prisoner in the House of Correction, sent thither from Newgate), who had broken it in endeavouring to escape from the latter building (p. 74)

Order for Nicholas Copping, of Ratcliffe Cross, woodmonger, to pay John Harford the wages due to him (p. 75)

Order for vacating an order made last Sessions, for raising money for the passing of vagrants (ibid.)

Order for raising £600 to reimburse the constables for the passing of vagrants. List follows of the parishes, with their respective amounts. (p. 76)

Order for Robert Smith, apprenticed to John Weeby, of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields, tailor, to continue in the service of his said master (p. 80)

Order for the adjournment of the appeal of John Pether, of Hammersmith, waterman, who has been adjudged the father of Jane Evans' male child, born in Warwick Street, St. James's Parish, Westminster (ibid.)

[Pages 82–93, 97, 103 blank.]

Names of those taking oaths (p. 94)

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 95, 96)

Alphabetical lists of names headed Calendar of indictments, (pp. 98–102)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to commitments, passing of vagrants, &c. (p. 104)

Sessions Book 660—September, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Memoranda relating to recognizances and indictments (pp. 5–31)

[Pages 32–42 blank.]

Memoranda relating to committals, fines, &c. (pp. 43–45)

Order for discharging William Greatorix from his apprenticehood with John Street, wheelwright, of the parish of Stepney, as he has been ill-treated and not instructed by his master (p. 47)

Order for discharging William Hodgskin from his apprenticehood with Benjamin Power, schoolmaster, of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, on the ground that his master had beaten and misused him and not instructed him in his art (p. 48)

Order for certain of the Justices to audit the accounts of Nathaniel Chandler, late chief constable of the Holborn District (ibid.)

Order for the churchwardens, &c., of the Holborn Division to collect the arrears of the rate ordered for the passing of vagrants (p. 49)

Order for discharging Thomas Arthington (son of Thomas Arthington, goldsmith, of Poplar) from his apprenticehood with Joseph Lamb, tallowchandler and cheesemonger, on the ground that he has turned him out of doors, and refused to teach him his trade. The bond which John Lamb had given to Thomas Arthington the elder, that at the end of the lad's apprenticehood he would make him a freeman of the city of London, was to be given up. (ibid.)

[Pages 51–76 blank.]

List of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 77, 78)

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 80, 81)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 82, 83)

Memoranda, miscellaneous.

Joseph Offley to be continued chairman for the next half-year.

No money to be paid to constables for passing vagrants till next Quarter Sessions (p. 84)

Sessions Book 661—October, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 1)

Miscellaneous memoranda—writ, appearances, acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 2–22)

Order as to the settlement of Elizabeth Jarman, widow, and Mary, William, Elizabeth, Christopher, John, and Anne, her children. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Martin's-in-theFields (p. 24)

Order for Richard Ryder, esquire, J.P., treasurer of the fund for the passing of vagrants, to pay Bryan Turbervill, high constable, £10 due to him from that fund (p. 25)

[Pages 26–32, 35, 36, 38 blank.]

Names of those taking oaths (p. 33)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, &c. (p. 34)

Alphabetical list of names headed Indictments (p. 37)

Note as to the appearance of Christopher Mooreland, of Denmark Court (p. 39)

Sessions Book 662—October, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to appearances, acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–29, 39–45)

[Pages 30–38, 46 blank.]

Writ of Ad quod dampnum sued out on behalf of the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Grantham, Earl Powlett, and Mrs. Alice Wallopp, widow, as to inclosing a certain way leading from Dover Street on the west, in and across several other streets called Albemarle Street and Bond Street to Trinity Chapel, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. The inquisition, taken at the Star and Garter tavern, Pall Mall, on the 3rd of September, finds that the above said way may be so enclosed, provided that, in the place thereof, a certain other way be made, leading from the end of Dover Street, and not beyond the space of 90 feet distant, in, by, and across a certain close of the said Duke, and the others afore-named, called Conduit Field, to the aforesaid Trinity Chapel. (pp. 47, 48)

Order as to the settlement of John Page, his wife, and Sarah, Mary, Ann, James, Joseph, and William, their children. The dispute is between the parishes of Enfield and Aston, in the county of Herts (p. 49)

Order confirming an order adjudging John Pether, of Hammersmith, waterman, to be the father of Jane Evans' male child. [Vide Sessions Book No. 659, p. 80] (ibid.)

Order for the assessment of a rate to pay Richard Osgood and John Huggate, former overseers of the poor of Chelsea Parish, the money expended by them when in office (p. 50)

Order as to the settlement of Francis, son of Richard Plenty, and Mary, his wife. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Bridget, otherwise St. Bride (p. 51)

Order as to the settlement of Mary, widow of Robert Harris, baker, and her three children, William, Sarah, and Susanna Barton. The said Robert is supposed to have served his apprenticeship with Mr. Bradly, of Threadneedle Street, in the parish of St. Christopher. The children are by the said Mary's former husband, Anthony Barton, deceased. The dispute is between the parish of St. Christopher and the hamlet of Poplar (ibid.)

Order as to the inspection of the accounts of Stephen Clinch, Samuel Ridgill, William Dobbs, and Benjamin Dunn, collectors of the scavengers' rate in the parish of St. Anne's, Westminster (p. 52)

Order of reference as to the inspection of the accounts of Nathaniel Chandler, gentleman, deceased, late chief constable of Holborn Division. The attendance is desired of Mary Chandler, widow. [Vide Sessions Book No. 658, p. 39] (p. 53)

Order for William Dickman, of Chiswick Parish, to be admitted as a pensioner on the fund for maimed soldiers and mariners. The said Dickman was disabled while serving on board H.M.S. "Cumberland," under the command of Captain Richard Edwards, and was afterwards a prisoner in France for ten months (ibid.)

Order for Edmund Slatery, senior, to pay the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of St. Andrew's, Holborn, certain moneys they have expended in maintaining Margaret, his wife, and their child, Edmund. The said Slatery was born in Ireland and married to Margaret in France (p. 54)

Certificate showing that on or about the 13th of February last John Newell, of Chiswick Parish, maltster, had suffered loss by the burning of his malthouse at Strand-in-the-Green, in the said parish, and that on the 20th of August last he paid excise duty for the 57 quarters and 5 bushels of malt which had been destroyed by the fire (p. 55)

Order as to the settlement of Mary, widow of William Bartholomew, and her two children, Thomas and Katherine. The dispute is between the parishes of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, and St. Olave's, Silver Street. (p. 56)

Order of reference to certain Justices to consider the best methods for ending the disputes between the inhabitants of this county and those of the city and liberty of Westminster as to the assessments, made on the several parishes within the said city and liberty, to pay the constables for their loss of time and expenses in the passing of vagrants (p. 56)

Order for certain Justices to attend the Lord Mayor and to place before him the inconvenience which arises by the granting of warrants enabling disabled soldiers and mariners, with their families, travelling from various parts of Great Britain to London, to be passed to several parishes in this county, with directions to be conveyed from the said several parishes, by the nearest way, to their abodes (p. 57)

Order confirming an order as to the settlement of William Combs and his wife and children. The dispute is between the parishes of Waisbury [Wraysbury?], in the county of Bucks, and Sunbury (ibid.)

[Pages 59–67, 71 blank.]

Names of those taking oaths (p. 68)

List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 69, 70)

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

Miscellaneous memoranda as to the accounts of the chapelwardens of Bow; names of the committee to consider the laws against vagrants, and the disputes with the inhabitants of Westminster; names of those appointed to attend the Lord Mayor about passes; colt money; and Samuel Edwards' receipt for wages due to him from Edward Kitchener (p. 76)

Sessions Book 663—December, 1708.

Jury panel (p. 5)

Memorandum relating to recognizances, indictments, &c. (pp. 7–31)

[Pages 32–40 blank.]

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

[Pages 42–44 blank.]

Order appointing certain Justices to examine the accounts of the chief constables of the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton and Gore, connected with the administration of the Act for passing vagrants (p. 45)

The complaint of Oliver Atkey, one of the late overseers of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn-above-Bars, that his fellow overseer would not come to a settlement of accounts with the present overseers, was referred to certain of the Justices for settlement (ibid.)

Order for certain of the Justices to deal with the complaint of Sir Thomas Halton, Edward Wills, Charles Anthony, Stephen Mason, and Walter York, of the parish of St. Mary's, Islington, that an unnecessary rate for the relief of the poor has been levied; they are to adjust the same, and report to the next Quarter Sessions. (p. 46)

Order for suppressing the license of Robert Higby, of Hounslow, in the parish of Heston, to keep a victualling alehouse, &c. (p. 47)

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Names of persons in the New Prison and in the House of Correction. (pp. 73, 74)

Alphabetical list of indictments (pp. 76, 77)

Alphabetical list of recognizances (pp. 78, 79)

Memoranda, miscellaneous (p. 80)