Petitions to the Westminster Quarter Sessions: 1730

Petitions to the Westminster Quarter Sessions, 1620-1799.

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James Stedman, carpenter, William Tufnell, bricklayer, and Thomas Burt, smith. WJ/SP/1730/01/003 (1730). LondonLives reference: LMWJPS653890004

To the worshipfull his majesties justices of the peace for the city and liberty of Westminster in quarter sessions assembled.

The humble petition of James Stedman carpenter William Tufnell bricklayer and Thomas Burt smith.

Sheweth that the petitioners have performed the several works at the house of correction in Tothill Feilds Westminster according to an order of this worshipfull court dated the eighth of October 1729. amounting to the summe of thirty two pounds and tenn shillings.

Therefore your petitioners most humbly prays your worships to give directions for the payment of the same.

And your petitioners shall ever pray etc.

Carpenters work 15 pounds . 0 shillings . 0 pence Bricklayers work 13.0.0 Smiths work 4.10.0 £32.10.0

The prisoners detained for the rescue of the Gatehouse. WJ/SP/1730/10/001 (1730). LondonLives reference: LMWJPS653900004

To the right honourable Sir Samuell Penant knight, lord mayor

To Sir Richard Adams knight recorder and to the honourable bench of justices

The humble pettition of those prisoners detained for the rescue of the Gatehouse

Most humbly sheweth

that your lordships pettitioners are now at the lowest ebb, by means of our long confinement having tired all our friends being four months under confinement void of any succour, or relief

We therefore most humbly pettition this honourable court for a hearing in order to obtain our enlargement as our confinement is only depending on the single oath of an infamous person who has proved himself a villain in this honourable court the last sessions imploring your worthy compassion, and your lordships most humble pettitioners as in duty bound will ever pray

  • William Norden
  • Thomas Quinn
  • Joshua Dowdall
  • Robert Carmichael
  • Garrett Lawler
  • Joshua [Uptebake?]
  • Edward Mullens