1109. Stephen Cook gave an Information upon Oath against Thomas
Smith of Kingsland in the Parish of St. John at Hackney in the County of
Middlesex Baker for Exercising his Worldly Business and Employment
of a Baker on Sunday the Twenty Seventh Day of January instant in the
said Parish of St. John at Hackney And Henry Norris Esq signed a
[Notice deleted] Sumons requiring the sd. Thomas Smith to appear
before him at his House in Grove Street, Hackney on Thursday the first
Day of February next at four of the Clock in the afternoon. [See
1110. The several Defaulters who have neglected to perform their
Statute Work on the Highways within the Parish of St. John at Hackney
in the County of Middlesex for the Year 1752 were sumoned to appear
here this Day to shew Cause why the Penalty should not be levyed on
each of them And those of them who appeared were heard.
1111. Ordered That Samuel Bass and his Wife be removed from this
Parish to that of Stoke Newington being the Place of their Settlement
And that an Order be made out for that Purpose. [See
1112. Ordered That Thomas Rumbald be Sumoned to give an account
of the Place of his Settlement. [See
The Blue Posts Tavern: Wednesday, 31 January 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer
1113. Henry Norris and John Dekewer Esqs Signed an Order to remove
Samuel Bass and [blank] his Wife from the Parish of St: John at Hackney
to the Parish of Stoke Newington as the Place of their legal Settlement.
1114. The said Justices also Signed a Warrant of Distress against the
several Defaulters who have neglected to perform their respective Days
Labour on the Highways within the Parish of St: John at Hackney in the
County of Middlesex. (fn. 1)
1115. Ord. That Notice be given to John Rust, John Everett That they
are fixed upon for Surveyors of the Highways for [to appear here on
deleted] the Year ensueing. (fn. 2)
The Blue Posts Tavern: Thursday, 10 May 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer
1116. The said Justice Norris convicted Hesekiah Kestor on the Oath of
Nehemiah Ring for Riding on his Cart in Edmonton Road contrary to
the Statute And he paid the Penalty being Ten Shillings. (fn. 3)
1117. The Persons whose Names are hereunder written were Elected at
the Court Leet to Execute the following Offices for the Year 1753. To
Kingshold: Constable: Mathew Eagelsoe Sworn [for] John Tyssen.
Headboroughs: John Cowling Sworn in Court [for] John Howard,
Church Street Division; John Johnson Sworn [for] William Hazard,
Well Street Division. Aleconner: Thomas Cooper Sworn [for] Thomas
Lordshold: Constables: Mathew Booth, John Trot. Headboroughs:
Roger Humphreys, Church Street Division, Sworn; William Flaxmore,
Mare Street Division, Sworn; Thomas Taylor, Sworn [for] Robert
Grosvenor, Grove Street Division; John Shooburt Sworn [for] Jacob
Albert, Upper Homerton Division; Thomas Cooper Sworn [for] Francis
Roberts, Lower Homerton Division; William Cawne Sworn [for] Moses
Lamego, Clapton Division; William Lacey, Sworn [for] John Hughes,
Newington & Shacklewell D°; Samuel Smith, Sworn, Dorleston &
Kingsland D°. Aleconners: Oxton Chapman, Sworn; Adam Dewer,
1118. Adjourned to this Place to Monday next at four of the Clock in the
The Blue Posts Tavern: Monday, 14 May 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer, William Caslon
1119. James Bolton was Sworn to Execute the Office of Constable in the
room and Stead of Mathew Booth.
1120. Adjourned to this Place to Wednesday next at four of the Clock in
The Blue Posts Tavern: Wednesday, 16 May 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer, William Caslon
1121. The Justices Signed Warrants appointing Edward Barnard and
John Bride the Church Wardens Elect and Richard Dann Overseers of
the Poor of this Parish for the year 1753.
1122. Adjourned to this Place to Saturday next at four of the Clock in
The Blue Posts Tavern: Saturday, 19 May 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer
1123. The Justices Signed Warrants appointing John Killingworth and
John Woodfield Overseers of the Poor of this Parish for the Year 1753.
The Blue Posts Tavern: Tuesday, 19 June 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, John Dekewer, George Garrett, William
1124. The Persons whose names are under written sumoned to appear
here this Day to shew Cause why they have Refused or Neglected to pay
the Severall sums of Money set down against each of their Names which
they are Rated towards the Releif of the Poor of the Parish of St. John at
Hackney in the County of Middlesex.
Church Street: fol. 2, Ralph Cock rated 6s., to pay ½ a year, 3s.; fol. 11,
Daniel Milner rated 6s., Excused; fol. 12, Thomas Cook rated 6s.,
Excused; fol. 14, Elizabeth Reep rated 6s.; Roger Humphries rated £2
18s. 6d.; fol. 15, Phillip White rated 9s., Excused; fol. 18, William
Hazard Junr rated 6s., to pay, 6s.; [blank] Farnis rated £1, taken off;
Elizabeth Reep late Bruce rated 12s., to pay, 12s.; fol. 20, William
Margerum rated £1 2s. 6d., paid; fol. 24, Ann Bennett rated 12s., to
pay, 12s., paid; fol. 26, Thomas Rudd rated 11s. 3d.
Mare Street: fol. 37, Richard Speed rated 2s. 3d., Overcharged; fol. 38,
William Flaxmore rated 6s., Excused this Year; fol. 39, Elizabeth
Evorodd rated 12s., reduced for ½ a year to 4s. 6d., Paid; fol. 44, John
Woodfeild rated £11 5s., £11 5s., paid; fol. 45, Aaron Gomez da Costa
rated 12s., 12s., paid; fol. 49, William Archer rated 10s. 6d., 10s. 6d.,
paid; fol. 51, Thomas Davis rated 12s., Abated to 6s., Paid; fol. 53,
Deborah Olderhead rated 6s., Excused; fol. 56, Thomas Smith rated
6s., to pay, 6s., Paid.
Well Street: fol. 60, William Webb rated £1 14s. 6d., to pay, £1 11s. 6d.,
paid; Elizabeth Sadler rated 8s. 3d., Excused; fol. 61, Andrew Grinley
rated 12s.; fol. 63, Peter Mangender rated 6s.; fol. 64, John Meeks rated
6s., to pay ½ a Year, 3s., Paid.
Grove Street: fol. 66, Thomas Richmans rated £1 11s. 6d., to pay, £1 2s.
6d., £1 2s. 6d., Paid.
Hommerton: fol. 71, Elizabeth Lucas rated £1 2s. 6d., Empty; fol. 73,
Edward Buck rated £1 5s. 6d., to pay (abated), £1 1s., Paid; fol. 74,
Joseph Cotterell rated 6s., Excused; fol. 78, John Myles rated £1 12s.
3d., to pay, £1 12s. 3d.; fol. 79, William Turnbull rated 6s., Excused this
year; Margaret Walton rated 15s., Taken off by the Just; fol. 80, Giles
Clement rated 6s.; fol. 81, Elizabeth Mintern rated £1 1s. 9d., Excused;
Deborah Vandecleuse, rated 6s., Excused; fol. 84, Lyonel Batsford
rated 6s., to pay, 6s., paid; fol. 86, William Sumpter rated 12s., Gone &
can't be found; fol. 87, Heneage Robinson rated £3, £3, paid; John
Grove rated £1 2s. 6d.; fol. 88, Ann Williams rated 12s., to pay, 12s.;
John Hampson rated 6s.; fol. 89, Thomas Middleton rated 12s., [to
pay deleted] Excused this year; fol. 93, Phillippa Maria Bates rated 6s.,
6s., paid; fol. 94, Jeremiah Bownes rated £1 7s., abated to 19s. 6d.,
Paid; fol. 98, John Cox rated 19s. 6d., Excused.
Clopton: fol. 100, Samuel Harris rated 6s., Excused; fol. 101, Moses
Jessurun rated 7s. 6d.; Dinah Cox for late Mosman rated 7s. 6d., 7s.
6d., paid; fol. 102, Mathew Simpson rated 15s., to pay, 7s. 6d., Paid;
Benjamin Rosswell rated £2 5s., reduced this year to £1 15s.; fol. 104,
[blank] Ozier rated £2 5s.; Henry Baker rated £1 17s. 6d., to pay, £1
10s., paid; fol. 106, Margaret Gelding rated 6s.; fol. 107, Thomas
Archer rated 6s., Excused this year; Daniel Thomas rated 6s., Excused;
fol. 111, John Ellwood rated 15s.; fol. 112, Jacob Grant rated £1 7s. 9d.,
to pay, 19s. [altered from 19s. 6d.], Paid; fol. 113, William Bond rated
£3 18s., to pay, £3 16s. 6d., paid; fol. 114, George Hyam rated £1 4s.;
fol. 115, Thomas Reeves rated 6s., Excused; fol. 117, Henry White
rated 6s., 6s., paid; John Pickett rated 6s.; fol. 118, Thomas Edwards
rated 18s., to pay, 18s., Paid; fol. 119, William Streetin rated 6s.,
Excused; fol. 120, Isaac Polock rated 6s., not found; fol. 121, Nicholas
Bartmaker rated £2 12s. 6d., to pay, £2 5s., p.
Newington: fol. 127, Stephen Humphries rated 7s. 6d., Gone & can't be
found; fol. 133, Edward Nutt rated £1 10s. [to pay, overcharged, paid all
deleted] taken off mistake.
Shacklewell: fol. 136, Henry Simpson rated 12s., to pay, 12s.; Elias
Woodfeild rated £2 12s. 6d., £2 12s. 6d., paid; Charles Sheppard rated
£2 14s. 9d., to pay, £2 4s. 9d.; fol. 137, Robert Godlingtone rated 18s.,
to pay, 6s.
Kingsland: fol. 146, Thomas Fox rated 18s., to pay, 18s.; fol. 147,
Elizabeth Chave rated 9s., to pay, 9s.
Dorleston: fol. 148, Joseph Surities rated £7 13s. 9d., to pay, £7 3s. 3d.;
fol. 149, Joseph Daniel rated 9s., to pay, 6s.; John Arnett Boad rated
9s.; fol. 150, Ann Poussett rated 12s., to pay, 12s., paid; Paul Bishop
rated 6s., to pay, 6s.; William Atkinson rated 12s., Abated this year,
12s.; [blank] Price rated 15s.
Land Holders: fol. 151, John Bradby rated 17s. 3d.; Humphrey Haydon
rated 2s. 3d.; fol. 153, Dinah Cox rated £1 17s. 6d., to pay, £1 10s. 9d.,
paid; fol. 154, John Taylor rated 12s.; Samuel Holland rated 3s.,
1125. Thomas Wood at the Falcon, Marsh Gate Vict. On Oath of Edwd.
Barnard for having on 10 June last 20 aft 4 12 Persons [drinking deleted]
having company Vizt 12 Persons drinking & [illegible] in his House
Convicted. [Marginal entry: Conv. & pd 5]. (fn. 4)
1126. James Betts of the Parish of S[aint] J[ohn] at H[ackney] in ye
C[ounty] of M[iddlesex] Master Coachman. On Oath of Edward
Barnard Convicted of swearing One prophane Oath saying By God &
paid the Penalty 1s. (fn. 5)
1127. Joseph Souter of Greyhound Homerton Vict. On the Oath of
Edwd. Barnard. (fn. 6) [See
1093, 1102, 1108].
1128. Thomas Smith of Kingsland Pastry Cooke & Baker. On Oath of
Edwd Barnard Sunday 10 June [kneading deleted] Rolling Dough and
had just been baking [deletion] Puffs, did not appear Convicted & Ordd.
Warrt. of Distress. (fn. 7) [See
The Blue Posts Tavern: Thursday, 16 August 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, William Caslon
1129. The Persons whose Names are hereunder written were summoned
to give an Account upon Oath of the Places of their respective last legal
Settlements, To witt
Church Street: Daniel Worster, Sworn, [14 days deleted] One Month.
Grove Street: Richard Freeman, Sworn.
Cambridge Heath: Edward Marshall.
Well Street: Thomas Upchurch, Sworn, One Month.
Homerton: John Seal; James Summerson, Sworn, One Month; Francis
Nash; Richard Smith, Sworn, One Month.
Clopton: William Kidder [marginal note: Kinner], Sworn, 14 days; John
Newington: Roger Cranaway; Samuel Jennery. (fn. 8) [See
990, 1066, 1133,
1130. John Rust, of Church Street, Poulterer Charged with Picking a
Fowl or Duck on Sunday the 29th. of July last confessed Picking 2 Ducks
but on his promise of not offending therein for the future was Excused
for this time. [See
1131. James Brasier, at the Ferry, Clopton, Victualler did not attend but
sent his Wife who was heard and Thomas Taylor made Oath That the sd.
James Brasier [deletion] on Sunday 29th of July had several Company's
and many Persons drinking in & about his House Which his Wife confessed and would not promise amendment but persisted that her sd.
Husband must do it and could not live without it He [was deleted] is
convicted and Ordered to pay 5s. which She paid. [Marginal entry:
Convicted & pd. 5s.]
1132. Thomas Stacy brought in Custody of Mathew Eagelsoe, Constable
on a Warrant under the Hand & seal of Henry Norris Esq to find
Sureties to answer to an Indictment found against him for wilfully
malitiously unlawfully & injuriously breaking open the Gate of the
Turnpike erected for repairing the road from Shoreditch Church
through Hackney &c agt. the form of the Statute and for want of sureties
was Committed by the above Justices to Bridewell. [See
1133. Ordered That a Warrt. be made out to oblige the following Persons to give an Accompt upon Oath of the Places of their last legal
Settlements on the Oath of John Cowling That they were Sumoned To
witt, Francis Nash, John Dawson, Edward Marshall, Roger Crannaway. (fn. 9) [See
1134. Ann Price als Rowley of Church Street Hackney Shopkeeper
Convicted of Cursing two profane Curses on Oath of John Cheetham.
1135. Adjourned to this Place to Thursday the 30th. of August instant at
Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Blue Posts Tavern: Thursday, 30 August 1753
Justices present: Henry Norris, William Caslon [names supplied from
1136. The Persons whose Names are under mentioned were sumoned to
give an Account upon Oath of the Places of their respective last legal
Settlements To witt
Church Street: John Smith.
Mare Street: Daniel Taverner, Sworn, 1 M°.
Homerton: John Searle, Sworn, 1 M°; [Richard Bull deleted]; John
Brooks, Sworn, 1 M°.
Shacklewell: Mortimore Chappell.
Kingsland: Thomas Rumbald, Sworn, 1 M°; William Cooper, Sworn, 1
Newington: Samuel Jennery. [See
1112, 1129, 1133].
1137. Elizabeth Brace brot in Custody of John Cowling Headborough
on a Warrt. under the Hands & seals of Henry Norris & Wm Caslon
Esqs. to be Examined touching a Female Bastard Child born of her
Body in the Parish of S[aint] J[ohn] at H[ackney] in the County of
M[iddlesex] was Examined before the sd. Justices. Ordd: a Warrt. (fn. 10)
1138. John Dawson by Warrt. Cert 1 M°. (fn. 11) [See
1139. Eliz. Cooper. (fn. 12)
1140. Q[uery] Indictment agt. Stacy to be tryed Fryday [next deleted]
Sennight. (fn. 13) [See
1141. Constables & Headboroughs for the year 1733. Constables: Jur.
Mr. Wm. Weston; James Bolton Jur. [for] Mr. John Cotton; Jur. Mr.
Robert Dumbleton. [Headboroughs:] Henry Batt Jur. [for] Mr. Daniel
Cowper, Well Street; Jur. Mr. Robt. Barnes, Church Street; Jur. Mr.
Zach. Thompson, Mare Street, removed [marginal entry: Jur. Richard
Stoakes chosen in his room]; John Cawne Jur. [for] Mr. Benja. Evans,
Clopton; Henry Harrill Jur. [for] Mr. Samuel Woodfield, Upper
Homerton; William Platt Jur. [for] Mr. Samuel Phillipps, Lower
Homerton; Jur. Mr. Wm. Browne, Grove Street; Wm. Griffith Jur for
Sam (fn. 13) Bishop chose [for] Mr. Alexa. Spurling, Dorleston & Kingsland;
James Martin Jur [for] Mr. Barnard Byfield, Newington & Shacklewell.
Ale conners: Jur. Mr. Wm. Griffith; Jur. Mr. Thomas Townesend; Jur
Mr. John Sandford.
1142. Aprill 29th 1734, Jurat coram Hen Norris and Step Ram - Constables: Sworn - William Peters, John Harcourt, Thomas Hilliard.
[Headboroughs:] Wm. Harris [for] Capt William Stone, Church Street;
Sworn, William Katherines, Well Street; Henry Harrill [for] George
Harrison, Church Street; Henry Riddell [for] Walter Graham, Mare
Street; John Cawne [for] George Wildey, Clopton; Sworne, Thomas
Bridgman, Upper Homerton; Thomas Cooper [for] William Crotchrode, Lower Homerton; Sworne, Francis Olderhead, Grove Street;
D°, James Martin, Dorleston and Kingsland; D°, Robert Piggott,
Newington & Shacklewell. Ale conners: Jur in Cor, John Hague;
Sworne, Matthew Walter; Jur in Cor, William Austin.
1143. Constables and Headboroughs for the year 1735. Constables:
Sworn, James Huggett Junr; John Davis; James Bolton [for] Richard
Morris. Nich° Graves Constable in the room of James Huggett removed
out of the parish. Headboroughs: Henry Harrill [for] Nich°. Bosquett,
Church Street; Henry Batt [for] Benja. Devinck, Well Street; William
Hayes, Church Street; Richard Speed, Mare Street; John Cawne [for]
Thos. Rotherford, Clopton; John Hague [for] Marmadk. Emersone,
Upper Homerton; Thomas Cooper [for] William Austin, Lower
Homerton; Thomas Richman, Grove Street; Th°. Fussell, Dorleston &
Kingsland; Chas. Dean, Newington & Shacklewell. Ale conners: William Bell; Henry Harrill [for] William Cox; James Bolton.
1144. [Undated entry from draft minutes] [blank] applyed for leave to
draw Drink at the Y. G. in Homerton in the Room of A W. till the next
Gen: Ren. of ye Lic of Vict. Agreed that he have Leave accordingly.
1145. [Undated entry from draft minutes] J C Ch W. & Ov. of &c made
Oath that E the W of M N [entry incomplete].
1146. [Undated entry from draft minutes] Mr Slater Ch. W. & Overseer
made Oath That Susannah Eldridge Wife of Francis Eldridge hath
[often deleted] and doth not applyed to her [sic] for Releif for her and 4
children and that her Husband will not work [or do anything towards
deleted] make [altered from making] any Provision for her or her Children And that she is in Necessitous Circumstances and that She [sic]
hath often Releived her accordingly and sd. Susannah testyfied the same
upon her Oath.
1147. [Undated entry from draft minutes] George Lenth, in Windmill
Street near Haymarket a Butcher his Wife wants Eliz Shearne upon
likeing to learn Huswifry (Parish St: James Westmr:).