Sessions Books
1693

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W. J. Hardy (editor)

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1905

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88-105

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'Sessions Books: 1693', Middlesex county records. Calendar of Sessions Books 1689-1709 (1905), pp. 88-105. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66110 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Sessions Book 502—January, 1693.

Jury panels (p. 5)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, commitments, &c. (pp. 7–29)

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Whereas by an order of the 10th of October last [vide Sessions Book 500, p. 43], upon a hearing of the appeal between the overseers of the parish of South Mymms and those of Aston, county Herts, concerning the settlement of Ann, daughter of John Phillips; it was ordered that the said Ann should be conveyed from Aston to the parish of South Mymms. The said order is now ratified and confirmed (p. 47)

Upon a full hearing of the appeal between the churchwardens of Wootton Parish, and those of Aston and South Mymms, concerning the last legal settlement of John, Ann, and Elizabeth, the children of John Phillips, and it appearing that the said John was last legally settled at Wootton, it is ordered that the said children be maintained in that parish (p. 47)

Order concerning the settlement of Mary, relict of Robert Outram, and Robert and Elizabeth, her two children, now chargeable to the parish of St. Michael's, Wood Street. Upon proof that the said Robert was last settled in the said parish, it is ordered that they continue there, and that the parish of St. James's, Westminster, be freed (p. 48)

Order concerning the settlement of Joseph Taylor, whose wife, Ann, and one child, are chargeable to Rislipp parish. Upon proof that the said Joseph was last legally settled as a hired servant for a year to William Martin, of Harmonsworth, it is ordered that the said Ann, with her child, be conveyed from Rislipp to that parish (p. 49)

Order concerning the settlement of Edward Pewry, now chargeable to the hamlet of Mile End Old Town, by an order of the 14th of November last. Upon examination it is ordered that he do continue in the said parish, and that St. Mary's, Whitechapel, be freed from any charge thereof (p. 50)

Order concerning the settlement of Sarah Chandler, now chargeable to Hornsey Parish. Upon proof that the said Sarah was a servant to Moses Sedgwick, in Finchley Parish, it is ordered that she be conveyed from Hornsey to Finchley (p. 51)

Dispute between Joseph Hall, of Stebunheath, otherwise Stepney, mariner, and Thomas Jefferies, his apprentice, concerning the discharge of the said apprentice. Upon reading the indenture, dated 9 December, 1691, which shows the said apprentice was to serve for a term of three years only, and the said indenture not being enrolled, it is ordered that the said Jefferies be discharged (p. 52)

The petition of the churchwardens and overseers for the liberty above bars, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, showing the increase of the poor in the said liberty, and the insufficiency of the assessments to answer the disbursements, and praying for an additional rate. It is referred to certain Justices (named), who are to give order for such an additional rate as they shall consider right (p. 52)

Difference between the churchwardens and overseers of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, and those of St. Mary-le-Savoy, concerning the settlement of John Evans, his wife and child. Upon proof that the said John "before and since Michaelmas last" inhabited a certain house in the Playhouse Yard, in the said parish of St. Paul's, and paid a yearly rent of £15, it is ordered that they be relieved by the last-named parish, and that of St. Mary-le-Savoy be freed (p. 53)

Upon information given on the 5th of December last by several inhabitants of Wapping Hamlet, that Thomas Gatehouse, former churchwarden of the said hamlet, had received several considerable sums of money for the relief of the poor, amounting to £145 and more, and had distributed but a small part thereof, and had given an imperfect account of the distribution [vide Sessions Book No. 501, p. 40], the said Thomas Gatehouse now appearing, and stating that he had distributed the said moneys to the poor, many of whom are now dead, or removed, and that he was interrupted in going from house to house in the said hamlet, and praying for further time to make up his accounts, it is ordered to be referred to certain Justices (named), who are to examine the accounts, and to report the result at the next Sessions (p. 54)

Order concerning the settlement of John Bentley, who was passed by order dated the 12th of January from the parish of St. Ann's, Westminster, to that of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. Upon proof that the said Bentley had no legal settlement in the latter parish, it is ordered that he be conveyed to that of St. Ann's (p. 56)

Proceedings upon the dispute between the churchwardens and inhabitants of the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and William Miller, of the said parish, tallow-chandler, concerning the confirmation of said Miller to serve as surveyor of the highways for the liberty of Hollywell Street, in the said parish. Upon proof of his being duly returned, it is ordered that he serve for the ensuing year according to his nomination and election (p. 57)

Dispute between Colonel Francis Cambon and Joshua Rayman, his servant, concerning the discharge of the said Joshua. Upon proof that the said Joshua was hired by the said Colonel as a footman for one year, it is ordered that he accordingly serve the remainder of his term (ibid.)

Proceedings upon the petition of Drue Hesketh, gentleman, showing that he resides chiefly in Lancashire, but when in London in December last, Philip Lloyd, overseer of St. Ann's Parish, Westminster, brought a warrant for apprehending — Askue, a coachman, as the reputed father of Elizabeth Wedge's child, and that the said Lloyd affirmed to the said Drue that he was the person meant, and that the petitioner having no person in London to stand as surety for him in the matter, left with the said Lloyd a silver cup, valued at £7, and £10 in money, as pledge to indemnify the said parish for the maintenance of the child until the hearing of the appeal. The said Drue having entered into recognizances to appear at the next Sessions, it is ordered that Lloyd deliver up to the petitioner the said cup and £10 deposited as aforesaid (p. 58)

Order concerning the dividends received by the Justices' Clerks from the licenses for alehouses (p. 60)

By an order of the 10th of October last a certain new street in the parish of St. James's, Clerkenwell, leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John Street, was ordered to be paved with stone on both sides the way [vide Sessions Book No. 500, p. 55], by the first day of this Sessions. Now upon the application of Mr. Nailer and others interested in the houses, buildings, &c., fronting the said street, whose right it is to pave the same, praying for an indulgence of time owing to the season being wet, it is ordered that the same be granted until the first day of the next Sessions (p. 61)

Order upon the report of certain Justices (named) concerning the accounts of the workmen for the repairs at Hicks Hall, and for payment of the money. The names and trades of the workmen employed, and the amount of each account, are given (p. 62)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, appearances, acquittals &c. (pp. 73–75)

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List of names under headings "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (p. 78)

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Alphabetical lists of names, headed "Indictments, [and] Calendar of Recognizances" (pp. 80–83)

Memorandum of persons subpœnaed (p. 84)

Sessions Book 503—February, 1693.

Jury list (p. 5)

Recognizances (pp. 7–22)

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Order discharging Edward Mascall, apprentice to Francis Lambe, bricklayer, of Twickenham, from his indentures, as Lambe had left his residence and deserted him for several months (p. 33)

Order for John Bird and Mabel Haynes to assign Robert Atkins to some fit master to serve the rest of his apprenticehood. Atkins had been bound to John Bird, senior, collar-maker, of St. Anne's, Westminster, who had died. John Bird, junior, and Mabel Haynes were the executors of John Bird, senior (p. 34)

Order to William Nott, bookbinder, of St. James's, Westminster, to receive again his apprentice William Penington. Penington had given notice to one of the Justices that a scandalous libel on their Majesties had been left at his master's shop to be bound, and, fearing to return to his master on this account, had absented himself, but since had asked leave to return (p. 35)

Order confirming the report of the Justices appointed to enquire into the accounts of Thomas Gatehouse, late churchwarden of Wapping. The Court find there is very great defect in the accounts, and injury done to the poor, and that the inhabitants had just cause of complaint; but as Gatehouse was a poor working smith, not anyways capable of giving satisfaction, at the request of the original complainants he is discharged from any further trouble relating to this county money. A copy of the report is to be entered in the town register book of the said hamlet as a caveat. [Vide Sessions Book 502, p. 54.] (p. 36)

Order for William Underhill, treasurer for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore, to pay to Captain Thomas Jones, keeper of the New Prison, &c., £37 4s. out of £74 8s. due to him for rent and repairs to New Prison and the House of Correction (p. 37)

A similar order to Christopher Clitherow, treasurer for the maimed soldiers in the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, to pay the other half of the money due to Captain Thomas Jones (p. 38)

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Rough memoranda, mainly relating to recognizances (pp. 45–47)

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Indenture: William Rowe, son of John Rowe, of Mile End, to Edward Trubsham, cordwainer, of Ratcliffe, for seven years (p. 49)

List of persons in New Prison and House of Correction (ibid.)

List of indictments and recognizances (pp. 50–52)

Memoranda (p. 54)

Sessions Book 504—April, 1693.

Jury panels (p. 5)

Memoranda: That John Percy, of Cripplegate, esquire, is chosen treasurer for the maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore for 1693, and is also appointed to take the account of William Underhill, esquire, late treasurer.

The like for Francis Herrick, of Southall, for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth, who is also appointed to take the account of Christopher Clitherow, esquire, late treasurer.

Thomas Sanders, of Smithfield Bars, gentleman, is chosen treasurer for the Marshalsea, King's Bench, and Hospitals within the hundreds of Ossulton, Edmonton, and Gore for 1693, in the room of William Gunston, deceased, late treasurer.

The like for William Steers, of Stains, gentleman, for the hundreds of Elthorn, Spelthorn, and Isleworth (p. 6)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, and acquittals (pp. 7–31)

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Order for the discharge of Ralph Winkfield from the office of constable of Hanworth; William Bennet to serve in his place.

Order for the discharge of Mr. Carew Guidott, one of the registrars of the High Court of Chancery, from the office of overseer of the poor of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn. He pleads that the execution of his office of registrar requires his constant attendance (p. 35)

Debates of the appeal between the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. Ethelburg Within, Bishopsgate, and the churchwardens of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the settlement of Mary Bilney, who was servant with Edward Norman at the Bull Inn, Bishopsgate, and who intermarried with one George Gesset, a soldier who lodged in quarters, and is now in their Majesties' army in Flanders (p. 36)

Order to the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, to pay Thomas Walter 2/- weekly (p. 37)

Order for discharging the petition of Joseph Allen, of Ratcliffe, in the parish of Stepney, who appeals against being assessed at 12/- per annum for scavengers' rates. It was decided that he was rated proportionably, and therefore his appeal was dismissed (p. 38)

Order for increasing the pensions of all the maimed soldiers paid by the county by the sum of 20/- a year (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of John Reader, of the liberty of Norton Folgate, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, from the office of scavenger, upon proof that he is only a lodger in the said liberty, has a wife and family, and is very poor (p. 39)

Order for admission of Richard Timms the younger, of Isleworth, mariner, late belonging to their Majesties' ship the "Cornwall," to a pension as a maimed soldier, he having lost the sight of both his eyes (ibid.)

Upon the matters in difference between the parishes of West Wycombe, county Bucks, and Isleworth, county Middlesex, it is ordered that Richard Rogers, his wife, and two children be provided for by the latter parish (p. 40)

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of St. Botolph, Aldgate, and St. Paul, Shadwell, concerning the last settlement of John Copping, whose wife, Mary Copping, a lunatic, was by an order dated 21 December last, passed to the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, it is ordered that the said Mary Copping be removed to the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate (p. 41)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Clement, Eastcheap, and St. Paul's, Shadwell, concerning the last legal settlement of Robert Chambre, whose wife and two children were, by order dated 14 April, passed to the said parish of St. Clement, Eastcheap, it is ordered that the said wife and children be removed to the said parish of St. Paul's, Shadwell (p. 42)

Upon the petition of Squier Collup, constable of the liberty of Lower Barnsbury, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, it is ordered that the present churchwardens and constables of the said liberty reimburse him the sum of £5 18s. 7d. for relieving and conveying cripples through the said liberty (p. 43)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. Mary, Whitechapel, and Allhallowes, Lombard Street, concerning Elizabeth Williams, sometime servant with Mr. Green at the Bell alehouse in Gracechurch Street (p. 44)

Order for respiting all proceedings against the inhabitants of the parish of Hornsey, for not repairing their highways, until the next General Sessions (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of Thomas Whiteing from the office of scavenger of Goodman's Fields, in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, upon proof that he is infirm, and no tradesman, as the Act of Parliament requires (p. 45)

Order for the discharge of William Woolley, late of Highgate, in the parish of Hornsey, from the office of surveyor of the highways of Highgate [Hornsey in margin], upon proof that he has removed from Highgate (ibid.)

Order for the discharge of John Raymond, esquire, of the parish of Hornsey, from the office of constable of the said parish, upon proof that he lives chiefly in London, and has a house at Hornsey only for the air. Anthony Groves nominated to the office (p. 46)

Order to reimburse Hugh Watson, late constable of the parish of Hornsey, his expenses in relieving and passing cripples (ibid.)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Isleworth and Twickenham as to the settlement of Elizabeth French and her child (p. 47)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of Monken Hadley and South Mymms as to the legal settlement of John Basset, his wife, and four small children (p. 48)

Order for the admission of John Hewitt to a pension of £3 yearly as a maimed soldier, he having served against the French on their Majesties' ship the "Expedition," when he was blown up by powder, and lost the sight of both eyes (pp. 49, 50)

Order to pay to John Stapler, Thomas Lynnett, and John Coleman, inhabitants of the liberty of Glasshouse Yard, in the parish of St. Botolph's Without, Aldersgate, the sum of £4 7s. 6d., paid by them in regard to an estreat made against the inhabitants of the said liberty for neglecting the repair of a certain highway. The churchwardens and overseers are ordered to make an assessment upon all the owners and occupiers of tenements, &c., for the purpose aforesaid (ibid.)

Order upon the application of the proprietors of the houses fronting John Street, showing that as the "grate" now stands there is not sufficient current to carry off the water to the sewer, and that the said street cannot be paved till the Commissioner of Sewers has prepared the said sewer, the time for the paving is further extended till 1 August next. [Vide Sessions Book 500, p. 55.] (p. 51)

Order in a dispute between the parishes of St. James within the liberty of Westminster, and the liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, and Ely Rents in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning the legal settlement of Jane Johnson and her illegitimate child, who was born in Black Boy's Alley in Chick Lane, in the said parish of St. Andrew, Holborn (p. 52)

Order to the churchwardens of the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to make an assessment upon all the inhabitants, owners, and occupiers of houses. lands, &c., in the said parish for the repair of the highways in the said parish (pp. 53, 54)

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Miscellaneous memoranda, as to indictments and acquittals, &c. (pp. 63–65)

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Names of victuallers (p. 67)

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Indenture of apprenticeship of Emmanuel Powers, son of Arthur Powers, of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, ropemaker, to Alexander Allen, of Ratcliff.

Indenture of apprenticeship of William Abraham, son of Isaac Abraham, late of Ratcliff, in the parish of Stepney, shipwright, deceased, to John Bigg, of Limehouse, joiner.

Indenture of apprenticeship of William Robins, son of Thomas Robins, of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, cordwainer, to Francis Murton, of the same parish, cordwainer (p. 70)

Lists of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (p. 71)

Lists of names headed "Indictments" and "Calendar of Recognizances" (pp. 72–75)

Memoranda as to subpœnas (p. 76)

Sessions Book 505—May, 1693.

Jury panels (p. 3)

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

Order for the reimbursement of Thomas Lewis, formerly constable of the parish of St. Pancras, he having expended the sum of £11 3s. 9d. for the relief and conveyance of cripples, vagrants, and other impotent persons through the said liberty. Instructions for an assessment to be made to discharge the said account (p. 31)

Admission ot Thomas Willis, junior, of Isleworth, waterman, as a pensioner. The said Willis is to receive £3 yearly from the treasurer appointed for the maimed soldiers, he having served during last year in the wars on board their Majesties' ship "Hampton Court," where he received a shot in his right knee (ibid.)

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens and overseers of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. Shows that William Challoner, an inhabitant and distracted person, is likely to become chargeable to the said parish, and that there is £50 due to him by bond from — Hall, of St. Ann's Parish, Westminster, which bond is held by John Roper, of the parish of St. Giles'in-the-Fields. Prays that the said bond may be delivered over to the petitioners. Katherine, the wife of the said William, offers security to indemnify the parish, and the matter is referred to certain Justices to take and approve of such security (p. 32)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, acquittals, &c. (pp. 33–35)

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Order for discharging John Holland from his indenture of apprenticehood, he having proved that his master, John Grigson, of Limehouse, Stepney, lighterman, beat and abused him (p. 37)

Proceedings upon the petition of the churchwardens and inhabitants of Bow and Bromley, showing that a new watch-house has been lately built in the great road between Bow and Mile End, for the better security of persons from highwaymen who lurked in and about Bearbinder Lane, and committed robberies in and near the said road, and that the charge for keeping the said watch will be so great that the petitioners cannot defray the same, and praying that the inhabitants of Mile End be ordered to contribute to the same. It is referred to certain Justices to make such order upon the inhabitants of Bow, Bromley, and Mile End as they shall consider fit (p. 37)

Upon the information of Samuel Lynne, gentleman, high constable of Ossulston Hundred, that John Breviter, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holbornabove-Barrs, victualler, keeps a disorderly ale and music house near Lamb's Conduit Fields, it is ordered that the said Breviter's license be suppressed (p. 38)

Order for discharging David Goffe from his indenture of apprenticehood, it being proved that his master, Salvator Winter, of St. Giles'-in-the Fields, doctor of medicine, has gone away and made no provision for the said apprentice (p. 39)

Order of reference to certain Justices (named) to examine the accounts of Thomas Francklyn and Thomas Bromwich, churchwardens of Chelsea Parish (p. 40)

Order for the better observation of the Lord's Day (p. 41)

List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (p. 43)

Alphabetical list of names, headed "Indictments" (p. 44)

Indenture of apprenticeship of John, son of George Willis, formerly of St. Paul's Parish, Shadwell, sailor, to Thomas Hills, of the said parish, ropemaker, to serve for seven years. Dated 15 May, 1693 (p. 45)

Alphabetical list of names, headed "Calendar of Kecognizances" (pp. 46, 47)

Memoranda as to subpoenas (p. 48)

Sessions Book 506—July, 1693.

Jury panels (p. 3)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to acquittals, indictments, &c. (pp. 5–32)

Lists of names, headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (pp. 33, 34)

Order for the inhabitants of the parish of St. Mary's, Islington, to pay William Duncomb, surveyor of the highways within the said parish, £42 1s. 7d., disbursed by him for the use of the said parish (p. 35)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to commitments, indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 39–43)

Proceedings upon the petition of James Seamore and James Ately, constables of Ruislip, showing that they served in the said office for last year, and that the lord of the manor has not held a court leet during that time, and praying to be discharged. Ordered accordingly. Joseph Nelham and Daniel Willchin appointed constables, and Samuel Owen and Stephen Ludgold, headboroughs (p. 44)

Order of reference concerning the fees delivered into the House of Commons by Mr. John Fox, as the fees "anciently taken in the office of the Clerk of the Peace and gaol delivery of this county" (p. 45)

Order concerning the settlement of Richard Hancock, whose wife, Judith, with their three children, Judith, Waddestill, and Ann, were passed, by an order of the 16th of June, from the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, to that of St. Dionis, Backchurch. It is now ordered that the said Judith, with her three children, be conveyed from the parish of St. Dionis to that of St. Mary, it having been proved that they last lived in Winford Street, in the latter parish (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of William Lucas, who was lately passed from Heston Parish to that of Sunbury. Upon proof that he was last legally settled in the latter parish, it is ordered that the previous order be confirmed (p. 46)

Adjournment of the matter concerning the fees of the Clerk of the Peace [vide supra, p. 45] (p. 47)

Order that all proceedings against the inhabitants of Hornsey Parish, for not repairing their highways, be respited until next Sessions. The like orders for Wilsden and Hampstead (ibid.)

Order for reimbursing William Flewellin (sic) and Richard Mason, formerly constables in Finchley Parish, the sums of £8 12s. 5d. and £13 13s. 9d. expended by them for the relief and conveyance of cripples and vagrants through the said parish (p. 48)

Order for an extension of the time until the 12th of next January for paving the street leading from Clerkenwell Green to St. John Street [vide Sessions Book No. 500, p. 55] (ibid.)

Order concerning the settlement of Joseph Napps, whose wife, Ursula, with their two children, were passed, by an order of the 15th of June, from the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, to that of St. Buttolph Without, Aldgate. Upon proof that the said Joseph and Ursula have dwelt, since January, 1685, in the former parish, where their children have been born and baptised, it is ordered that the said Ursula and her two children be conveyed to St. Leonard's Parish (p. 49)

Order concerning the settlement of Jane Griffith and her child, Jane, who were passed from the parish of St. Andrew's, Hoi born, to that of St James's, Clerkenwell. Upon proof that the said Jane had no settlement in the former parish, it is ordered that she and her child [remain] in that of St. James's. (p. 50)

Order concerning the settlement of Hannah Broadway, who with her two children, Hannah Owen and Mary Broadway, were lately passed from the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, to that of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey. Upon proof that the said Hannah is not the wife of Benjamin Broadway, and that her children were born in Whitechapel, it is ordered that she, with her said children, be conveyed to the said parish of St. Mary Matfellon (p. 51)

Order concerning the settlement of Zacheus Lovelock, whose child, Constance, was passed by an order of the 23rd of June, from the parish of St. Mary Matfellon to the precinct of Trinity, Minories. Upon proof that the said child was born in the former parish, it is ordered that she be removed there (p. 52)

Order on the petition of the churchwardens, surveyors of the highways, and others, inhabitants of Hornsey Parish. Shows that the highways are very much out of repair, and that for not repairing them they stand indicted, and that they have already expended about £50 on the same, and that the charge for repairing the remainder will amount to £50 more. They pray that a rate may be levied for raising the money disbursed and to be disbursed. Ordered accordingly (p. 53)

Order for the reimbursement of William Everard, formerly churchwarden of the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, otherwise Whitechapel, and Benjamin Knowles, John Douglas, and — Lamb, overseers of the poor there, they having expended £47 13s. 2d. beyond their receipts (p. 54)

Order concerning the settlement of Ann Barratt, whose children, Ann, Elizabeth, and —, were passed, by an order of the 10th of May last, from Bow Hamlet to the parish of St. James's, Clerkenwell. Upon proof that the two eldest, viz., Ann and Elizabeth, were born in Bow Hamlet, and — in St. James's Parish; it is ordered that the two eldest be removed to the said hamlet, and that the youngest continue in the said parish of St. James's (p. 55)

Order concerning the last legal settlement of Margaret Archer, widow, lately passed from the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn-above-Bars, to that of St. Ann and Agnes Within, Aldersgate. Upon proof that the said Margaret was last settled in the latter parish, it is ordered that the previous order be confirmed (p. 56)

Order concerning the settlement of Mary Russell, lately passed from the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, to that of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Upon proof that the said Mary was last settled in the latter parish, it is ordered that she be continued in the same (p. 57)

Order for discharging Peter Rishea from an order concerning the bastard child of Phœbe Topping (p. 57)

Upon the petition of Alice May, widow, showing that she apprenticed her daughter. Mary, to Mary Cony, of Saffron Hill, in St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, sempstress, and that the said Cony has wrongfully charged her apprentice with theft, and praying she may be discharged from her apprenticeship, it is ordered accordingly (p. 59)

Order for passing Sara Castle, a poor blind woman, to Langford, in Somersetshire, she having been apprehended by the churchwardens of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for begging in the said parish where she has no legal settlement (p. 60)

Proceedings upon the petition of Abraham Dudley and Anthony Taylor, surveyors of the highways of Isleworth Parish, which shows that the said highways are in great need of repair, and prays that a rate may be levied to enable the petitioners to finish the said work. Ordered accordingly (p. 61)

Order concerning the settlement of Richard Lawrence, who with his wife and one child were passed by an order of the 6th of May, from the parish of South Mymms to that of Essenden. Upon proof that the said Richard was last legally settled in the latter parish, it is ordered that he and his family do continue in the same (p. 62)

Order for confirming an order adjudging William Griffin, of Vine Street, in St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn, victualler, to be the father of Katherine Williams's female child (p. 63)

Order concerning the settlement of Grace Moreton, widow, who was lately passed from the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to that of Kensington. Upon proof that the said Grace has no legal settlement in the former parish, it is ordered rhat she remain at Kensington (p. 64)

List of persons taking the oaths (p. 65)

Upon information that the common highways in the parish of St. Mary's Islington, from Highgate to the City of London, are in need of repair, it is ordered that an assessment, not exceeding 4d. in the £, be levied for the repair of the same (p. 66)

Order concerning the settlement of Alice Grey, who was lately passed from the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to that of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. Upon proof that the said Alice was last settled as a hired servant with Thomas Bradley, victualler, in the latter parish, it is ordered that she do continue in the same (p. 67)

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Alphabetical lists of names headed "Calendar of Recognizances" and "Calendar of Indictments for Trespasses" (pp. 70–73)

Note.—Edward Rogers, of Islington, sworn in the place of Richard Betts, constable for Upper Barnsbury (p. 74)

Indenture of apprenticehood of John, son of Daniel Ragg, formerly of Burton-upon-Wold, county Leicester, yeoman, to Solomon Dupeer, of Stepney, weaver. To serve seven years. Dated 26 September, 1692 (p. 74)

Memorandum that Mr. Harcourt produced a writ of mandamus to restore him to the office of Clerk of the Peace, to which office he was restored when he took the oath of fealty (p. 75)

Order on the complaint made by Mr. Hawley, J.P., concerning a libellous paper entitled "The Trial of John Foster for Stealing a Magpie." Shows that the said Foster was committed to New Prison for the offence, and that he refused before Mr. Hawley to find sureties, and that after the prosecutor had preferred a bill against the prisoner he was conveyed to the Old Bailey and tried without Mr. Hawley's knowledge. The said printed paper is declared to be a scandalous libel, reflecting on both Mr. Hawley and the Court, and that Richard Baldwyn, the printer, ought to be prosecuted for publishing the same (ibid.)

Miscellaneous memoranda:—

"It is ordered Mr. Fox do deliver the record of the conviction of George Whitehead for preaching in an unlawful conventicle, and of his appeal and proceedings thereupon in October Sessions, 1692, to the Clerk of the Peace, on notice."

Order for the inhabitants of Islington to pay William Duncomb, former surveyor of Islington, £42 1s. 7d., being the amount disbursed by him in the parish [vide Sessions Book 506, p. 35].

Notes as to committals:—

Upon a complaint made by Thomas Brookes, senior, of Little Stanmore, that the inhabitants of Hendon refuse relief to Elizabeth Bates, widow; it is ordered that two overseers attend to show the cause.

The churchwardens of Bermondsey and Whitechapel to attend a settlement in Whitechapel.

Mary Russel to be continued in St. Margaret's, Westminster, instead of at St. Andrew's, Holborn, where she now is.

"A meeting house of a congregation of dissenting protestants for religious worship is certified to be held in Prince's Street, in Upper Moorefields, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, which is recorded according to the statute by Richard Larndner (?) preacher or teacher therein" (p. 76)

Sessions Book 507—September, 1693.

Jury panels (pp. 7, 8)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 9–37)

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List of names headed "New Prison" and "House of Correction." (pp. 41, 42)

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

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Order for William Bolter, a constable in the parish of St. Clement Danes, to deliver to Jonathan Evans, "one tabby petticoat with a silver fringe, one alamode hood, one silk scarf, and one threed satin gown," which goods were delivered to him by the said Evans (p. 49)

Order for all constables and headboroughs (so that they be more readily found) to fix on the posts of their doors a piece of painted wood in the shape of a staff, showing their office (p. 49)

Upon the petition of Isaac Wilson, showing that £11 10s. 0d. is due to him from Edward Nourse, of Fulham, gentleman, for wages as coachman, and praying that the said Nourse be compelled to pay, the matter is referred to certain Justices (named), who are to make such award as they shall consider fit. (p. 50)

Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Shearme, of St. Clement Danes, tailor, which shows that Joseph Bowes, his apprentice, has run away four times, and has stolen several goods, for which the said Joseph has been committed to the House of Correction and discharged, and that the trustees (named) for the said apprentice endeavour to compel the petitioner to receive the said Joseph to serve the residue of his time. By Shearme's consent it is ordered that he do repay the trustees £6 13s. 4d. towards placing the apprentice with another master, and that the indentures be hereby cancelled (p. 51)

Upon the petition of several inhabitants of Wapping Hamlet, Stepney, complaining that they have been, and still are, oppressed by some few others in places of trust, who impose excessive poor rates, it is ordered to be referred to certain Justices (named), who are to examine the accounts of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor there, and to report iheir opinions at the next Sessions (p. 52)

Upon information that the common highway in St. Mary's Parish, Islington, leading from Highgate to the City of London, is in much need of repair, and that the assessment ordered last Sessions [vide Sessions Book No. 506, p. 66] is insufficient without the help of the Act 3 & 4 William and Mary; it is referred to certain Justices (named), who are to see that the said Act be effectually put into execution, whereby the said highway may be thoroughly repaired (p. 54)

Order for the payment of £42 1s. 7d. due to William Duncomb, former surveyor of the highways of Islington. [Vide Sessions Book 506, p. 35.] (p. 55)

Upon the petition of John Williams, of Norton Folgate, showing that he has been elected headborough, and that he is a serjeant in Captain Thomas Austin's company of militia, belonging to the Tower Hamlets, and that all officers belonging to the said regiment have always been exempt from serving any parish office, and praying to be discharged, it is ordered accordingly, and Richard Carroll is ordered to appear to take the oath for the execution of the said office (p. 56)

Whereas John Miles, a poor child in Hornsey Parish, was apprenticed by the churchwardens of the said parish, on the 15th of July, 1690, to Robert Evans, of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, baker, until the said apprentice should attain the age of 24 years, and whereas the said apprentice has absented himself, and is desirous to go to sea, by consent of the churchwarden and the said Evans, the said Miles is discharged from his apprenticeship (p. 57)

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Alphabetical lists of names, headed, "Calendar of Recognizances and Calendar of Indictments" (pp. 78–81)

Memoranda:—

John Halsey, constable of Islington, sworn in the place of Richard Betts.

A license granted to George Savory to keep an alehouse at the sign of the World's End, in Stepney, till the 14th of February next.

Colonel Perry ordered to pay William Harris, of St. Giles' Without, Cripplegate, 10/- for his present relief (p. 82)

Indenture of apprenticeship of Richard, son of William Crook, formerly of Melkesham, county Wilts, yeoman, to William Devenish, of Chancery Lane, barber surgeon. To serve seven years. Dated 18 May, 1693 (ibid.)

Memoranda as to subpœnas, &c. (p. 84)

Sessions Book 508—October, 1693.

Jury panel (p. 5)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to recognizances, indictments, and acquittals (pp. 7–24)

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Memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, &c. (pp. 39–43)

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Lists of names under "New Prison" and "House of Correction" (pp. 45, 46)

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of Ealing and Stepney, concerning Edward James, who, by an order dated 19 July last, was with his wife, Eleanor, and his two children, Thomas and Joseph, passed from the parish of Spitalfields to the said parish of Ealing, it is ordered that they be re-conveyed to Spitalfields (p. 47)

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of Mile End, New Town, in the parish of Stepney, and St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, concerning Isabella Johnson, William Burrett, and Joseph Johnson, who, by an order dated 12 July last, were conveyed to the said parish of Mile End, it is now ordered that they be reconveyed to the said parish of St. Mary Matfellon (p. 48)

Upon the report of certain Justices (named) that they have viewed and inspected the south side of a certain new street, called Eagle Street, in the parish of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and judge it fit to be paved with stone from the east side of a stone being a boundary of the said parish there westward to the channel in Kingsgate Street in the said parish, it is ordered that the said paving be done before the first day of the next Sessions (p. 49)

Upon the report of certain Justices (named) that they have viewed a new street, called Leman Street, in Goodman's Fields, leading from Rosemary Lane to the High Street, in the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, and find it very much out of repair and almost impassable, and judge it fit to be paved with stone, or otherwise mended, from the house late in the occupation of Benjamin Giles, deceased, to the house of Henry Whiteupp inclusive, on the east side of the said street, called Leman Street, and from the Black Boy Coffee-house to the Black Horse Inn, on the west side of the said street, it is ordered that the said paving is to be done accordingly before the 29th of November next (p. 50)

Order for the admission of William Harris, of the parish of St. Giles Without, Cripplegate, to a yearly pension of £3, from the "Maimed Soldiers' Fund," upon proof that he is very old and that he lost the use of his left arm in their Majesties' service (p. 51)

Order for the admission of John Lawrell, of Golding Lane, in the parish of St. Giles Without, Cripplegate to a yearly pension of £3 as a maimed soldier (ibid.)

Order for reimbursing John Gardiner and Richard Parsons, late scavengers of Goodman's Fields, the sum of £4 1s. 6d. disbursed by them for cleaning the streets during their term of office (p. 52)

Upon an appeal made by Hannah Johnson, widow, of the hamlet of Wapping, Stepney, against the poor rates demanded from her, it is ordered that the matter be referred to Justices (named), and until their report is received, no warrant of distress is to be executed upon the goods of the said Hannah Johnson for such rates (ibid.)

Order for superseding a warrant of distress against the surveyors of the highways of Fulham, for not taking away the dirt and soil; the reason given for not having done the work being that there happened a great "glutt" of rain and wet weather (p. 53)

Upon the matter in dispute between the parishes of St. Giles'-in-the Fields and St. Andrew's, Holborn, concerning Mary Getley, who, by an order of two Justices (named), was conveyed to the former parish, it is now ordered that she be removed to St. Andrew's, Holborn (p. 54)

Order that all the bread to be made hereafter by the common baker shall be made according to the assizes of bread, which is that a penny wheaten loaf is to contain 6½ ounces, and that three halfpenny white loaves are to contain the like weight, and household bread made of wheat is to contain double the weight of white bread (p. 55)

Whereas one Daniel Hodge stands indicted for that he, using the trade of a butcher, did on 15 September expose for sale, 50 sheep alive, and 50 lambs alive, against the form of the statute; by consent of counsel for the prosecutor, Robert Hyde, it is ordered that the said Daniel Hodge should pay the prosecutor his reasonable costs and charges when taxed (p. 56)

Upon the matters in dispute between the parishes of St. Clement Danes and St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, concerning Mary, wife of John Camplin, who with her three children, by an order dated 5 August last, was passed to the parish of St. Clement Danes, it is ordered that the said Mary Camplin and her three children do continue in the said latter parish (p. 59)

Upon the matter in dispute between the constables of Kensington and Hammersmith, concerning the passing of cripples and vagrants, it is ordered that all such as are passed and travel in the Uxbridge Road shall be by the said constable of Hammersmith passed on the north road, in the hamlet of Hammersmith, direct to Acton and not to Chiswick, and that all such as are passed on the west shall be conveyed from Hammersmith to Chiswick, and so forward to Brentford (p. 60)

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List of names headed "Badgers and Kidders licensed" (p. 65)

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Alphabetical list of names headed Calendar of recognizances and calendar of indictments (pp. 70–72)

Memoranda as to subpœnas (p. 74)

Walter Rose, of the parish of Sepulchre, licensed to be a common drover to buy and sell cattle for one year. Dated 18 October, 1693 (p. 73)

Miscellaneous memoranda:—

Counsel for "Mr. Sherman insist that his and his neighbours' houses were part of Somerset House, and ought not to pay the poor rate."

Mr. Upton said they were alienated from Somerset House, and the tenants upon poll tax were not accounted as part of Queen Dowager's family, and prayed a warrant of distress, and offered to appear in any action and try the right.

Sir James Butler, the Queen's Attorney, to report on the matter. Dated 18 October, 1693.

Sir James Butler desires judgment to be deferred till next Session, to which the Court agreed.

All recognizances against recusants respited till next Sessions (p. 74)

List of constables appointed and miscellaneous memoranda (p. 75)

Sessions Book 509—December, 1693.

Jury panels (p. 5)

Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, acquittals, committals. (pp. 7–28)

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Miscellaneous memoranda as to indictments, committals, &c. (pp. 39–42)

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Order for Michael Rouden, constable of St. Ann's Parish, to deliver to John Cox "one frize coat and one purple waistcoat," being goods lately stolen from the said Cox, and found in the possession of James Nash, a broker (p. 47)

Order for the payment of £6 8s. 0d. due to Thomas Barrett, headborough of Hammersmith Hamlet, Fulham Parish, for the relief and passing of cripples, vagrants, and other impotent persons through the said parish. (ibid.)

Upon the complaint of several inhabitants of St Andrew's Parish, Holborn, that the churchwarden and overseers (named) for 1691 and 1692, have presented an extravagant account, but have refused to produce their books and vouchers, it is ordered that the said churchwarden and overseers do attend certain Justices (named), who are to inspect the said accounts, and make such order as they shall think meet (p. 48)

Order for certain Justices (named) to enquire what money Jonathan Easden has extorted from various persons in the Tower Hamlets, and other places, upon pretence of non-prosecution for keeping disorderly houses, or for frequenting the same (p. 49)

Whereas William Rant, of St. Paul's Parish, Covent Garden, silkman, is charged for turning away James Barnaby, his apprentice, before the expiration of his apprenticeship, and upon evidence that the said Rant has refused to instruct and provide for the said apprentice, it is ordered that Rant do forthwith receive back the said apprentice, and provide for and instruct him for the residue of his apprenticeship (ibid.)

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Names of victuallers (p. 66)

Receipt for £1 2s. 6d., being money received from William Langham, Nicholas Batteroone, William Bryan, John Guy, and Thomas Paxford, for the use of the surveyors of the highways of St. Leonard's Parish, Shoreditch, and paid by Mr. Harcourt, Clerk of the Peace, to Humphrey Elmes. Witness, Charles Walker (p. 67)

Lists of names, headed, New Prison and House of Correction (p. 68)

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Alphabetical lists of names, headed Calendar of Recognizances and Calendar of Indictments (pp. 72–75)

Miscellaneous memoranda (p. 76)