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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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 1128].
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 1066, 1113].
1112. Ordered That Thomas Rumbald be Sumoned to give an account of the Place of his Settlement. [See 1136].
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. [See 1066, 1111].
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 Witt,
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 Wade.
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, Sworn.
1118. Adjourned to this Place to Monday next at four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
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 Afternoon.
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 Afternoon.
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 Caslon
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., Excused.
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 1109].
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 Dawson.
Newington: Roger Cranaway; Samuel Jennery. (fn. 8) [See 990, 1066, 1133, 1136, 1138].
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 1108].
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 320, 1140].
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 1129, 1138].
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 draft minutes]
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 M°.
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 1129, 1133].
1139. Eliz. Cooper. (fn. 12)
1140. Q[uery] Indictment agt. Stacy to be tryed Fryday [next deleted] Sennight. (fn. 13) [See 320, 1132].
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:).