Hackney Petty Sessions Book: Prefatory entries (no. 361)

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Justice in Eighteenth-Century Hackney: The Justicing Notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney Petty Sessions Book. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1991.

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361. Beadles Duty settled at the Election of Henry Harrill - To attend Justices at their Petty Sessions attend at all Vestry and Parish Meetings carry out Summonses on all necessary occations and waite on the Justices on Saturday moring [sic] to know when they will please to meet. To assist Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor in Collecting their several Rates and in Releiving the Poor, attend at the Great Door of the Church every Sunday in the forenoon and afternoon. To Inquire of all Foreign poor and bring in an account of them to the Justices at their Petty Sessions as soon as they become Intruders. To bring in a List of all new [house Keepers deleted] Inhabitants both House Keepers and Lodgers to the Justices at their Petty Sessions twice in every year vizt next Petty Sessions after Lady day and the next Petty Sessions after Michaelmass. To Convey Foreign Poor with Passes to their Settlements. To apprehend Vagrants and Wandering Beggars and carry them before the Justices in order that they may be Punished. (fn. 1) [See 449].

The Mermaid Tavern, Friday, 29 October 1731
Justices present: Henry Norris, Samuel Tyssen


  • 1. This entry appears at the commencement of the petty sessions book.