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Chronological Quarter Sessions Records 1701-10

[From vol. 2]

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT WENDOVER

16th January, 1700-01 [12 William III]

 

p. 423. Jurors for the body of the county.

John Stacey, William Collett, and Thomas Jordain, gentlemen, Joseph Bampton, William Cooke, Henry Churchill, William Bampton, David Salter, John Bovington, John Russell, James Knight, Richard Cox, Christopher Theed, George Stone, and Robert Badrick.

(signed) Richard Waddopp, esquire, sheriff.

 

Jurors for the case against Henry Martin.

Robert Burd, Thomas Towersey, Richard Towersey, Thomas Greening, Henry Webb, Joseph Rose, Henry Grainge, Robert Moreton, Thomas Fowler, Thomas Syms, Thomas Goodman, and John Sedding.

(signed) Richard Waddopp, esquire, sheriff.

 

p. 424.  Thomas Browne of Winchendon, gentleman, produced a sacrament certificate, took the statutory oaths, and signed the “Association.”

 

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p. 425.  The houses of the following persons were registered as meeting houses: John Cook, John Richardson, Daniel Wire, James Sells, and John Turner, all of Chesham, Sarah Ginger of Wendover, spinster, Peter Franceway and George Brown, shoemaker, both of Stoney Stratford, John Toogood of Great Brickhill, Samuel Clark, gentleman, and John Anthony senior, both of Beconsfield, and Nathaniel Costard of Bledlow.

 

p. 426. Convictions of swearers.

James Wade of Prince Risborow, William Adeane of Dinton, Christopher Geary, gentleman, John Porter junior, John Peddar, John Dod, John Parrott, Henry Stevens, Thomas Benning, John Hilum, and Philip Ware, all of Chesham, Thomas Eaton and Charles Deane, both of Great Missenden, William Eldridge of Ellesborough, Joseph Newton of Wendover, Nicholas Sweby of Aston Clinton, glazier, Richard Holland of Stow, servant, Alexander Kingham, shoemaker, John Mayden, butcher, and Robert Mayden, butcher, all of Aylesbury.

 

p. 427. Indictments.

William Porter of Calverton, labourer, for taking away two hounds, value 5s. each, from William Hartley, gentleman, Robert Hatley, and John Williams.  [Fined 3s. 4d.] (Sess. R. 4/3.)

Thomas Boorne of Bledlow, victualler, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  John Chitch and Thomas Chitch prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 4/4.)

Sarah Fellowes of Wendover, widow, for entertaining vagabonds.  Henry Hoare and John Norcott prosecuted. (Sess. R. 45.)

Edward Gomm, labourer, constable of Ilmer, for not bringing in his presentments, and for not paying his quarterly money to William Curson, the chief constable.  (Sess. R. 4/6, 4/7.)

Henry Watkins, wheelwright, surveyor of Wendover, for extorting 8s. from Ralph Swinbourne, under colour of his office.  Jane Swinbourne, John Norcott, and Richard Goldin prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 4/8.)

 

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George Thorpe of Weedon in Hardwick, yeoman, for refusing to assist in the repair of the highways.  Alexander Duncombe prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 4/9.)

John Fowler of Edlesborough, labourer, for breaking into the close of John Russell and spoiling four ranges of pales.  [Fined 13s. 4d.] (Sess. R. 4/2.)

 

p. 428. Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howse and his wife, John Howse and his wife, Sir Edward Longvield, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Crompton, and Mary Brinckhurst, for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.]

John Milmay, alias Mildmay, of Wendover Forrens, labourer, for assaulting Simon Pedder and Benjamin Lake, the constables.  (Discharged, Sess. R. 1/43.)

William Alday of Edgcott, victualler, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.

John Mercer, William Bishop, John Turpin, and Susan, his wife, and Elizabeth Mercer, all of Weedon in Hardwick, for assaulting John Rogers, the constable.

William Pitcher, Nathaniel Carter, and William Toovey, all of Turfield, yeomen, for not assisting in the repair of the highways although warned by Thomas Wright and John Ilbury, the surveyors.  [See Vol. 6, p. 17.] (Writ of venire facias in relation to the above persons, given in Sess. R. 1/38.)

 

Presentment by the surveyors.

John Quarringdon of Walton in Aylesbury, presented by John Jordan and John Wooster, the surveyors, for not sending teams for the repair of the highways.  [See Vol. 6, p. 12.]

 

p. 429.  Memorandum that William Cannon, John Woodbridge, John Hutchens, Henry Griffin, William Leadbury, Isaac Payne, Thomas Berry, John Clark, and Ralph Rice, the trustees of the poor of Brill by virtue of a decree issuing from the Court of Exchequer, elected William Cossens ofChersley, gentleman, as trustee, to manage the pasture 

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ground called Poor Folkes Pasture at Boarstall in place ofthe late Thomas Brightwell of Chersley.

 

Petty constables sworn.

Aylesbury hundred—

Buckland . . . . Richard Warner vice John Ingram.

Newport hundred—

Broughton . . . . John Fuller vice John Kent.

Bow Brickill . . Thomas Cook vice Matthew Davis.

Newport Pagnell . . Samuel Coles and William Goodman vice John Phillips and Henry Finimore.

Weston Underwood Edward Smith vice William Brice.

Ashenden hundred—

Brill . . . . William Wallis vice Robert Cubbidge.

Burnham hundred—

East Burnham . . Edward Edgson vice Richard Compton.

Liberty of Boveney Henry Tucker vice John Apelby.

Chesham Boyes . . Henry Batchelor vice Thomas Larkins.

Taplow . . . . Edward Chilbury vice Thomas Nevill.

Stoke hundred—

Denham . . . . Thomas Smith, bricklayer, and Thomas Smith, broom-seller, vice Robert Hawkins and John Stanlock.

Wyrardsbury  . . Elisha Harrison vice John Gibbons.

 

Orders.

pp. 430-432.  The justices appointed to consider the question of the County gaol presented their report, as follows.  They had held two meetings at the George Inn at Aylesbury, on the 19th and 30th December, but were unable to get a quorum for their last meeting at the King’s Head on the 9th January, owing to “the Election of Knights for this County” falling on that day.  With the aid of Mr. George Clisby, surveyor, they had come to certain conclusions: (1) that the cost of altering the present gaol would be £200, (2) the cost of rebuilding the gaol on the present site would be £500, (3) the cost of altering the King’s Head at Aylesbury, or any other such house, would be £400, and (4) the cost of

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building a new gaol on “an acre of ground more or less where there is no building now erected” would be £2,000.

They had also treated with the owners of several vacant sites and were investigating the cost of building a new gaol “according to the Moddell of Warwick Goale [or] . . . Northampton Goale.”  They had not had time to put these last points into the form of a report, and so they asked for further time for this and for further investigations, which request was granted.  [See p. 407.]

 

p. 433.  John Sprues, who was committed for stealing poultry, to be kept in custody until the next Assizes. Silvester Carter of Great Marlow was similarly to be detained on suspicion of receiving the stolen poultry.

 

Orders extending the recognizances of John Smith, Daniel Sweetser, Robert Reynolds, and John Goodwin, Mr. Christopher Geary and Mr. Harris having undertaken that they should appear at the next session.

 

p. 434.  Order that the memorandum given on p. 429 should be filed with the records of the Court.

 

The surveyors of Dinton authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

 

p. 435.  Adjournment of the appeal of Great Hasely, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing Elizabeth Smith from Towersey.  [See Vol. 6, p. 14.]

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Mintowne, co. Salop, against a warrant removing Richard Betterton, with his wife and three children, from Stoney Stratford West Side.

 

p. 436.  Order discharging the recognizance of Thomas Pounce of Farnham Royall as he had given compensation to William Manfield for having assaulted him.  (Sess. R. 4/1.)

 

Adjournment of the appeal of North Crawley against a warrant removing Charles Sutton, Hannah, his wife, and 

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their three children, from Newport Pagnell.  [See Vol 6, p. 13.]

 

p. 437.  Order allowing the appeal of Langley Marish against a warrant removing William Green from Iver.

 

John Rose, Matthew Annesley, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

p. 438.  Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Benjamin Wilson, Joan, his wife, and their two children, from Aston Sandford to Sundbury, co. Middlesex.

 

Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Thomas Swift from Winslow to Emerton.

 

p. 439.  Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Thomas Emerton junior, and his wife, from Ivinghoe to Little Gadesden.

 

Order allowing the appeal of Puttenham against a warrant removing Richard Mildner and Elizabeth, his wife, from Aston Abbotts.

 

p. 440.  Order remitting the fine imposed on John Bishop of Bow Brickill for non-attendance on a jury, the Court accepting his excuse that “by violence of the Weather he was interrupted in his journey.”

 

Mr. Josias Askew, one of the treasurer’s for the maimed soldiers, ordered to pay £100 out of the funds in his hands to Mr. Christopher Payne, one of the treasurers for the King’s Bench and Marshalsea, in order to meet the deficiency arising from the heavy charge of conveying “Cripples” and vagrants.

 

Orders extending the recognizances of William Coney, Joseph Gate, John Conningham, Robert Skevington, and Richard Whaley.

 

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p. 441.  Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Mary Arsley from Burnham to New Windsor, co. Berks.

 

Adjournment of the appeal of Cheddington against a warrant removing John Turner, Mary, his wife, and their child, from Mentmore.

 

p. 442.  James Price of Burnham, miller, committed to gaol in default of finding sureties in respect of the bastard child of Eleanor Monnord, alias Manwood.

 

Order allowing the appeal of Shenley against a warrant removing John Smealy and Henry, his son, from Loughton.

 

p. 443.  Further reference of the complaint of Chesham.

 

Thomas Noar, late overseer of Ivinghoe, to be bound over to appear and answer an indictment for misappropriation of public money.

 

p. 444.  Order adjourning the case against Newport Pagnell for non-repair of highways.

 

Certain justices appointed to hear the complaint of Emma Green that the overseers of [Blank] refused to pay her a proper allowance.

 

Further reference of the case concerning the allowance to be paid to John Daffee of Edlesborough.

 

p. 445.  William Fowler of Woughton, carpenter, committed to gaol in default of finding sureties in respect of the bastard child of Ann Jefferyes of Newport Pagnell.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid his bill of £3. 6s. 3d. for medicines supplied to prisoners in the gaol.

 

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p. 446.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Chandler, the bakers of the County bread, to be paid their respective bills of £6. 17s. 7d., £6. 11s. 6d., and £5. 4s. 10d.

 

p. 447.  Mary, wife of William Franklin of Great Horwood, committed to the bridewell at Newport Pagnell for a month, as it appeared that “shee is very unquiet in her Neighbourhood and hath passionatly uttered divers approbrious and threat- ning Speeches against the . . . inhabitants [of Great Horwood], whereby they have had Cause of Suspicion that shee may in her passions commit some Rash and violent Act.”

 

John Clavely of Little Missenden, gentleman, committed to gaol in default of finding sureties in respect of the bastard child of Mary Gould.

 

p. 448.  William Dancer, John Till, John Steele, and John Underwood, poor debtors in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

Certain justices appointed to hear the complaint of Thomas Harison that the overseers of Ivingho refused to provide him with work or with an allowance.

 

The price of salt reduced to 5s. 6d. a bushel.

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 17s. 4d. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for fourteen weeks.

 

p. 449.  Order addressed to all constables, etc., to endeavour to find and apprehend William Alday, who escaped from the custody of the gaoler before the execution of his sentence of whipping and now “lurks and lyes hid in places obscure. [See p. 405.]

 

Memorandum that the royal proclamation concerning “Immorality and Prophaness” was read in open Court.

 

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The following Dissenters took the statutory oaths: John Cook and Jonathan Widmer, both of Chesham, yeomen, and Joseph Hobbs of Amersham.

 

p. 450. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Henry Martine [see p. 398], and John Fowler and William Porter [see p. 427].

 

p. 451. Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above:  William Sheeney (p. 346), John Smith, Daniel Sweetser, Robert Reynolds, John Goodwin, William Coney, and Joseph Gate (p. 387), John Conningham, Robert Skevington, and Richard Whaley (p. 417).

James Price of Burnham, miller, in £40, and William Fowler of Woughton, carpenter, and John Clavely of Little Missenden, gentleman, in £20 each, all for bastardy.  (Sess. R. 1/57.)

 

Recognizance entered into.

John Fowler of Edlesborough, labourer, in £10, with Henry Martin of the same, labourer, as surety in £5, to appear and answer.

 

p. 452. Fines and issues.

William Barrett of Maidsmorton, and John King and Richard Waddopp, both of Chetwood, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 450.

 

p. 453. Recognizances discharged.

Abraham Frye of Maidenhead, co. Berks., Robert Forth of Taplow, farmer, Joseph Darvall of Cookham, co. Berks., miller, Richard Purcell, gentleman, Edward Mason, yeoman, and James Price, miller, all of Burnham, Thomas Pounce of Farnham Royal, fruiterer, Joseph Porter of Langley Marish, butcher, Andrew Gussack of Burnham, victualler, John Dolling, farmer, and Elizabeth Dorrell, both of Dorney, William Fellowes of Burnham, yeoman, 

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Robert Westcott of Dorney, cordwainer, Thomas Nevill, bargeman, John Stanninot, blacksmith, Thomas Beck, bargeman, and William Aldridge, farmer, all of Taplow, Henry Sprigg of Farnham Royall, victualler, Thomas Stapers, labourer, Robert Howard, wheeler, and John Wigginton, husbandman, all of Great Marlow, Robert Brewer and Richard Clark, both of Marsh in Great Kimbell, labourers, Robert Brewer of North Marston, yeoman, Thomas Fowler senior, Thomas Fowler junior, and William Fowler, all of Woughton, carpenters, Ralph Pater of Stoney Stratford, labourer, George Manwaring of Newport Pagnell, victualler, John Fowler and Henry Martine, both of Edlesborough, labourers, Joseph Honnor, tailor, John Stevens, yeoman, and John Clavely, gentleman, all of Little Missenden.

 

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following persons: John Tripp and Moses Bristowe, both of Longwyck in Princes Risborough, labourers, Thomas Hore of Halton, labourer, Samuel Bampton and William Lyndon, surveyors of Aylesbury, George Hayes of Wendover, labourer, Thomas Boorne of Bledlow, victualler, Thomas Saul, constable of Hanslopp, John Harris, alias Harrison, of Winslowe, labourer, Edward Dymock of Soulbury, yeoman, Thomas Ludgate of Nash in Whaddon, labourer, Hester Jane, widow, and Thomas Noare, yeoman, both of Ivinghoe, Edward Seare of Drayton Beauchamp, labourer, Thomas Weedon junior of Edlesborough, labourer, Richard Dale, labourer, and William Alderman, both of Great Horwood, Edward Gomme, constable of Ilmer, Richard Langley of Dorney, labourer, William Carter, bargeman, and William Hawding, alias Harding, labourer, both of Little Marlow, Nicholas Rose of Great Marlow, labourer, William Tylear of Horton, labourer, Nathaniel Carter, William Pitcher, and William Toovey, all of Ibstone in Turvile, yeomen, and Sarah Fellowes of Wendover, widow.  (None of them found.)  (Sess. R. 1/39.)

 

End of this session, (signed) Thomas Smith, clerk of the peace.

 

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EASTER SESSION

AT CHEPPING WYCOMB

1st May, 1701 [13 William III]

 

p. 1. Jurors for the body of the county.

Adiel Hawes of Chesham, James Norwood and James Harding, both of Amersham, William Urlin of Iver, Thomas Bull of Lillingstone Dayrell, Jonathan Tow of Adstock, Thomas Ingram of Ackley, Abraham Durrant of Tingwick, John Meridale junior of Great Brickhill, John Turney of Stoke Hamond, Thomas Worster and William Playter, both of Cheddington, Richard Saywell of Ivinghoe, Richard Smallbrooke of Dinton, and Thomas Miller of GreatHampden.

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

The following were summoned but were not sworn: William Elliott of Great Marlow and Richard Jeffes of Adstock (“late”), William Garratt of Hanslopp, Edward Boswell of Lavendon (“none such”), Bennet Tompkins of Newton Longuevile (“excused”), John Markham and Arthur Smith, both of Little Horwood, John Mallett of Rowsham, John Catherall of Ivinghoe, Joseph Wells of Aston Clinton, and John East of Great Hampden.  (Sess. R. 1/36, 1/37, 1/40.)

 

p. 2.  Thomas Woods and Thomas Russon, bailiffs of Chepping Wycomb, produced sacrament certificates, which were certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, minister, and Thomas Wells and Jasper Ricketts, churchwardens, of Chepping Wycomb, and witnessed by John Rose and William Shrimpton, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 1/32, 1/33.)

The Rev. Charles Cornish produced a similar certificate, certified by the Rev. Robert Fish, curate, and John Cowden and Thomas Cripps, churchwardens, of Kingsey, and witnessed by John Flexman and Thomas Burch, gentlemen. (Sess. R. 1/34.)

All the above also took the statutory oaths and signed the “Association.”

 

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Thomas Tingey of Newport Pagnell, gentleman, took the oaths as a Dissenter, and signed the “Association.”

 

p. 3. Convictions of swearers.

Charles Deane of Great Missenden, Daniel Ghost and Daniel Grey, both of Chesham, William Weston of Aston Clinton, John Stevens of Wendover, Thomas Brackley of Buckland, Henry Fox and John Cock, both of Choulsbury, Michael Baldwin of Monks Risborow, William Adean of Dinton, Phyllis Gravestock of Cublington, spinster, Luke Norcott of Broughton in Beirton, farmer, and Thomas Wattson of Wing, labourer, for one oath.

Henry Stevens of Amersham, butcher, John Row of Wing, labourer, and Henry Gillet, of Chesham, labourer, for two oaths.

William Tosil of Chesham, tailor, for three oaths.

John Brandam of Buckland, butcher, for four oaths.

 

p. 4. Indictments.

William Alday of Edgcott, labourer, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 1/30.)

John Mercer, William Bishop, and John Turpin, labourers, Susan, wife of John Turpin, and Elizabeth Mercer, all of Weedon in Hardwick, for rioting and assaulting John Rogers, the constable.  (Sess. R. 1/31.

 

p. 5. Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Alexander, John Howes, Martha [Ann] Howes, Finch Howes and [Ann], his wife, Sir Edward Longvield, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Crompton, and Mary Brinckhurst, for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 1/61 to 1/76.)

 

p. 6. Chief constables sworn.  (Sess. R. 1/77 to 1/93.)

Aylesbury . . . . Joseph Peddar of Great Missenden and William Verey of Cuddington, gentleman, vice Richard Stratfold and Edward Munday.

Newport . . . . John Goodman of Simpson and Richard

 

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Parratt of Hanslop vice John Chevall and John Ruddey.

Buckingham . . Edward Butterfield of Preston Bissett and John Woolhead of Maids Moreton vice William Parker and Robert Peridge.

Cottesloe . . Richard Bradbury of Sincleborow and William Wigg of the Grainge in Stewkley vice James Lucas and Joseph Bate.

Ashenden . . Richard Deely of Nether Wichendon and Edward Taylor of Borstall vice Thomas Mountagu and William Cozens.

Stoke . . . . David Perryman of Upton and James Stiles of Langley Marish vice Francis Bowrey and Richard Finch.

Desborough . . Edward Harding of the Hill in Wooborne and Richard Harding of Medmenham vice Henry White and John Janes.

Burnham . . . . William Jones of Farnham Royall and Thomas Worrall of Agmondisham vice Henry Messenger and Daniel Harding.

 

Treasurers sworn.  (Sess. R. 1/94 to 1/96.)

For the King’s Bench and Marshalsea   Henry Franklin of Great Marlow and  Richard Sawell of Nettleden, gentleman, vice Thomas Leeky and Christopher Payne.

For the maimed soldiers  John Barraby of Great Missenden and  Thomas Attwood of Maids Moreton, gentleman, vice Henry Playstow, deceased, and Josias Askew.

 

pp. 7-9. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aylesbury hundred—

Brandsfee . . . . John Roberdes as tithingman vice John Stevens.

 

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Beirton . . . . William Hore vice William Crispe.

Bishopstone . . Joseph Cleydon vice William Jennings.

Ellesborough . . Joseph Purnham junior and Richard Bryan junior vice John Prince and Geoffrey Hill.

Great Hampden . . John Ridall vice Humphrey Webb.

Little Missenden Thomas Peirce vice Thomas Grey.

Monks Risborough Richard Monke and William Aldridge vice John Tripp and Samuel Williams.

Brandsfee in Little

Missenden . . Giles Stalion vice Philip Reading.

Great Kimbell . . John Tappin and Jonathan Gourney vice Richard Clark and Thomas Ford.

Great Missenden Charles Deane and Edward Davison vice Edward Hore and John Bennett.

Walton . . . . Thomas Skillman vice Thomas Dover.

Hartwell . . . . Christopher Foster vice Francis Horton.

Stone . . . . Henry Clarke vice Richard Jennings.

Ashenden hundred—

Dorton . . . . William Clark vice Thomas Goodson.

East Cleydon . . William Wilson vice John Kelly.

Grendon Under- wood . . . . William Hide vice Joseph Mew.

Kingsey . . . . Ralph Rogers vice John Birch.

North Marston . . Edward Colten and Robert Dancer vice Thomas Tatham and Robert Fuller.

Shipton Lee in Quainton . . John Price vice Andrew Holt.

Studley . . . . Richard Coates vice Robert Saunders.

Wootton Under- wood . . . . John Parslow vice William Parrott.

Quainton . . . . William White vice William Robinson.

Wornall . . . . John Rogers vice John Woodbridge junior.

Newport hundred—

Haversham . . John Abbott vice Samuel Poland.

Astwood . . . . Abraham Kellow vice John Cox.

 

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Brafield . . . . William Bird vice Richard Ellington.

North Crawley . . William Wells and Thomas Page vice Thomas Nash and Thomas Hall.

Clifton Reynes . . John Sharpe vice William Hodell.

Stoke Hamond . . Thomas Fountain and Richard Frank- lin vice John Turney and Thomas Huldon.

Stoney Stratford . . Edward Penn vice Peter Harris.

Little Woolston . . William Emerton vice John Judge.

Fenny Stratford . . Matthew Cherry vice Nathaniel Ashton.

Great Woolston . . John Gilpin vice John Chadd.

Great Linford . . John Lake vice William Fidgen.

Eaton . . . . Edward Allin vice John Tayler.

Simpson . . . . William Slatyer vice George Etheridge.

Wavendon . . . . James Allen vice Edward Pearce.

Stoney Stratford East Side . . Robert Edge vice Anthony Ayres.

Burnham hundred—

Cheyneys . . . . William Cannon vice John Lewes.

Dorney . . . . William Griffin vice Nathaniel Hunt.

Sippinham in Burnham . . John Banister vice Robert Pither.

Beconsfield . . Henry Fellowes and Thomas Briars vice Samuel Roades and William Harding, and Thomas Plant and Ralph Taylor as tithingmen vice James Dearne and John Harding.

Desborow hundred—

Bradenham . . William Wingrave junior vice Edward Lamborne.

Hambleden . . Richard Dormer and John White vice William Hobbs and Abraham Deane, and John Dormer as tithingman vice Joseph Mowdy.

Hugenden . . John Fryer vice David Hawes.

Little Marlow . . John Wild vice Thomas Harding.

Ipstone in Turvile Robert Baldwin and John Dutton vice Richard Read and Christopher Tidbury, and William Luce as tithingman vice William Ratcliff.

 

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Stoke hundred—

Eton . . . . Silas Sebrough and John Slater vice Peter Milton and Thomas Andrews, and Richard Curtice and James Archer as tithingmen vice [John Cope and William Heither].

Horton . . . . William Russell and George Harison vice William Phillips and Daniel Brads, and Edward Almond as tithingman vice John Pike.

Hegerley . . . . John Penn vice Daniel Baldwyn.

Waxham . . Henry Pulford vice Philip Mitchell.

Cottesloe hundred—

Aston Abbotts . . Henry Whitborne vice George Page.

Cublington . . Robert Coles vice James Gardner.

Mentmore . . . . Isaac Seare vice John Knight.

Oveing . . . . Joseph Seare vice Joseph Coles.

Swanborne . . Benjamin Coles and William Beckley junior vice William Lane and John Hawkins.

Wing . . . . Simon Restall and John Monday vice William Hawkins and william Higgs.

Stewkley . . Edward Britnell vice Richard Brice.

Whitchurch . . William Brandam and Richard Toping vice Vincent Birdseye and Francis Gower.

 

Orders.

p. 10.  Order “that all petitions for money to be paid out of the County Stock shall be received the second day of the Sessions in the morning.”

 

Adjournment of the appeal of William Fowler of Woughton, carpenter, against a maintenance order in respect of the bastard child of Ann Geoffrays.

 

Order extending the recognizance of Mary, wife of William Vasper of Iver.

 

Order allowing the appeal of Boshiott, alias Bosiatt, co. 

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Northampton, against a warrant removing Elizabeth Watkins from Newport Pagnell.

 

p. 11.  Order dismissing the appeal of St. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, against a warrant removing John Heath, servant, from Stoke End in Stoke Poges.

 

Order adjourning the case against the inhabitants of Buckingham.

 

Further adjournment of the appeal of Cheddington.

 

p. 12.  Order allowing a writ of certiorari in the case of the appeal of St. Clement Danes.  [See p. 11.]

 

Order allowing the appeal of Langley Marish against a warrant removing William Farrington and his wife from Farnham Royall.

 

Order staying further process against John Quaringdon of Wingrave, grazier tenant of Sir John Pakington, Bt., for certain pasture lands at Walton in Aylesbury, who was presented for not assisting in the repair of the highways there.  [See Vol. 5, p. 428.]

 

p. 13.  Order allowing the adjourned appeal of North Crawley against a warrant removing Charles Sutton, Hannah, his wife, and their three children, from Newport Pagnell.

 

Orders extending the recognizances of John Smith, Daniel Sweetser, Robert Reynolds, John Goodwin, and Joseph Gate (all sine die), Robert Skevington, Richard Whalley, John Brimley, and William Fowler.

 

p. 14.  The executors of the late Mr. Henry Playstowe, one of the late treasurers for the maimed soldiers, were ordered to pay the balance of County money in their hands to the clerk of the peace.  Out of this money the clerk of the peace was ordered to pay the constable of Denham £2. 3s. for his expenses in conveying vagrants.

 

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Order allowing the adjourned appeal of Great Haseley, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing Elizabeth Smith from Towersey.

 

p. 15.  Order dismissing the appeal of Princes Risborough against a warrant removing William Atkins, with his wife and family, from Great Missenden.

 

p. 16.  The justices allowed a certificate, addressed to Sir Nathan Wright, Knt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, asking him to grant Letters Patent “to collect the Charitable benevolence of well disposed people,” in the following case. A fire broke on the 16th April in the town of Haddenham and in three hours completely destroyed 197 “Bayes of Building,” value £2,263, and “divers other Out houses, Hovels, Stacks of Corn and Hay, and other Goods and Chattles,” value £1,452, belonging to John Hill, Dorothy Sale, widow, Daniel Franklin, and thirty-six others, who were thereby “totally impoverished and not able to subsist but must inevitably perish.”  The valuations were certified by William Nicolls, John Beachamp, and Henry Gosse, carpenters, Thomas Heath and Samuel Shrimpton, bricklayers.

 

p. 17.  Order discharging the indictments against William Pitcher, William Toovey, and Nathaniel Carter, on account of “insufficiency.”  [See Vol. 5, p. 428.]

 

Order confirming the usual rates of Servants’ wages, and continuing the order of reference to investigate the question of their alteration.

 

p. 18.  Usual order as to the rates for carriage of goods by land.  [See Vol. 4, p. 127.]

 

Order fixing the price of salt at 5s. 6d. a bushel.  [See Vol. 5, p. 337.]

 

p. 19.  Order giving the committee of justices further time in which to produce their report on the new gaol, and giving them power to fix the remuneration to be paid to Mr. George 

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Clisby and Mr. Robert Hitchcock, who have been assisting them.

 

John Plumridge of West Wiccombe, brickmaker, to be committed to gaol for refusing to obey a justice’s order to pay Thomas Sherwood £3. 4s. 6d. for work done.

 

p. 20.  John Rose, Henry Munday, and Matthew Annesly, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

Joseph Walker to be discharged from gaol.  He had been committed to keep the peace towards Elizabeth, his wife.  (Sess. R. 1/35.)

 

Francis Woodcock, the gaoler, to be paid £5. 2s. 6d.

 

John Michel, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an “allowance of the County bread.”

 

p. 21.  Mary Chilbery, widow, to be allowed 1s. 6d. a week by the overseers of Taplow.

 

Mary Pratt, senior, Mary Pratt, junior, and William Chandler, the bakers of the County bread, to be paid £9. 4s., £8. 5s., and £9. 3s. 2d., respectively.

 

p. 22.  Alexander Olliffe to be paid £2 for maintaining Alice Maxfield for fifteen weeks.

 

Mr. Josias Askew, one of the treasurers for the maimed soldiers, ordered to pay Mr. Christopher Payne, one of the treasurers for the King’s Bench and Marshalsea, £20 in order to meet the deficiency in the money necessary “to answer the charge of conveying Criples and Vagrants.”

 

p. 23.   Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: William Sheene (Vol. 5, p. 346), John Smith, Daniel Sweetser, Robert Reynolds, William Coney, and Joseph Gate (Vol. 5, p. 387), Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), William Fowler and John Clavely (Vol. 5, p. 451).

 

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John Brimley of Stoney Stratford, barber, in £10, with Richard Brimley, barber, and Richard Lack, labourer, both of the same, as sureties in £5 each, to answer in respect of the bastard child of Mary Welch. (Sess. R. 1/56.)

William Vasper of Iver, labourer, in £10, with William Lewin, cordwainer, and John Apsley, labourer, both of Iver, as sureties in £5 each, for bastardy.  (Sess. R. 1/58.)

John Plomridge of West Wycomb, brickmaker, in £10, with John Shrimpton of Hugenden, brickmaker, as surety in £10, to keep the peace towards Thomas Sherwood.  (Sess. R. 1/44.)

 

pp. 24-25. Recognizances discharged.

James Price of Burnham, miller, John Conningham of Sherington, labourer, Timothy Burroughs, bricklayer, Robert Bennett, shopkeeper, and Andrew Burroughs, weaver, all of Chalfont St. Peters, John Robinson of Wooborne, cordwainer, Robert Bates of Beconsfield, butcher, William Rockall of Fingest, carpenter, John Reynolds, John Lloyd, Thomas Janes, Robert Reynolds, and Robert Perry, all of Great Kimbell, John Beckford of Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford, butcher, John Tomlins of Choulsbury, yeoman, Thomas Hill of Edlesborough, butcher, Richard Holloway, victualler, and Henry Smalley, cordwainer, both of Great Marlow, Charles Quarles of Bisham, co. Berks, maltster, Richard Stafford, wheeler, and William Rolls, carpenter, both of Burnham, John Hunt of Taplow, yeoman, William Ravelin of Boveney, labourer, and Jane, his wife, John Beach of Maiden- head, co. Berks, bargeman, William Norcott of Broughton, yeoman, William Bates of Bierton, yeoman, Richard Keen of Cublington, gardener, Robert Irons, Edward Hatton, and John Hart, all of Little Brickill, yeomen, Henry Hore, yeoman, and Thomas Stevens, butcher, both of Wendover, and Edward Hore of Great Missenden, yeoman. (And see Sess. R. 1/45 to 1/49, 1/51 to 1/60.)

 

p. 26.  [Blank].

 

Calendar of the prisoners committed to the bridewell at Newport Pagnell:

 

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John Webb and Augustine Webb, both of Hanslopp; committed 20th January, discharged 2lst January.

William Carnall of Sherrington;  committed 3rd February, discharged 10th February.

Thomas Babington of Sherrington;  committed 12th February, discharged 18th February.

John Lamb of Emerton;  committed 25th February, discharged 3rd March.

Samuel West of Woofton on the Green; committed 4th March and discharged the same day.

Benjamin Coldredd; committed 11th April, discharged 12th April.

Pressed men, delivered by the deputy lieutenants:

John Farrar, Edward Brigs, Edward Withers, Robert Johnson, Joseph Tomson, and Samuel Gillett.  Delivered on 11th March, handed over to the sheriff on 29th March.

Pressed man from Northamptonshire:

John Andrews, Joseph White, William Hart, Thomas Hendery, Isaac Lazord, Stephen How, Samuel Strangwig, John Williamson, Samuel Drinkley, Michael Blackwell, Richard Clarke, George Harrison, Valentine Vane, Thomas Forest, Hugh Nixson, Benjamin Robery, Thomas Ingland, John Mayley, Douglas Carmile, Richard Baker, Charles Ould, Robert Jackson, and Joseph Wigmore.  [Document torn.] (Sess. R. 1/41.)

 

Joseph Walker, committed 22nd April, and William Sheene, committed 10th February, were brought to the Court by the gaoler.  (Sess. R. 1/42.)

 

Robert Holloway of Great Marlow, victualler, committed to gaol for inciting his son, Robert, to desert his family. (Sess. R. 1/50.)

 

[From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

at Chepping Wycomb

1 May, 1701 [13 William III]

Convictions of swearers.  (Sess. R. 1/105, 106. Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 282)

Orders for the removal of Elizabeth Watkins from Newport Pagnell to Boshiott alias Bosiatt, co. Northampton, and of William Farrington and his wife from Farnham Royall to Langleyy Marish, both quashed. (Sess. R. 1/118, 119. Sess. Cal. Vol. 11, p. 287)

Notice of dstruction caused by a fire that broke out on 16 April 1701 in Haddenham.  (Sess. R. 1/113. Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 288)

“The opinion of William Busby, esquire about the County Goal is That no further proceedings should be made in that matter till the next Sessions, by reason of the heavy Tax that is like to be, and because he feared Oposition in Collecting the moneys appointed to build a Goal”.  (Sess. R. 1/115. Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 288)

Francis Woodcock, gaoler, petitioned the Court for payment of £12. 0s. ld. the expense he had incurred in engaging two persons to attend Richard Crawley, a prisoner suffering from smallpox, for five weeks, and providing board and lodging for both patient and “tenders”, and also in providing a guard for “continuall watching for secureing his prisoners, being a full Goale of dangerous prisoners”.  (Sess. R. 1/117)

John Mitchell, late of Buckingham, prisoner, was granted the allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 1/111. Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 289)

The bills of Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Chandler, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 1/109, 110, 112. Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 289)

Examination of Mary Welch, singlewoman, who named John Brimley of Stony Stratford, barber, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 1/108)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 2/10)

Writ of venire facias.  (Sess. R. 2/13. see Appendix)

Writ of capias.  (Sess. R. 2/14. see Appendix.)

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MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AMERSHAM

17th July, 1701 [13 William III]

 

p. 27  Jurors for the body of the county.

Jonas Harding, David Salter, Arthur Clarke, Jonas

 

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Humfrey, Roger Fleetwood, James Kipping, John Bishopp, John Darvall, John Beck, John Cropper, Robert Green, William Glenister, Geoffrey Bampton, William King, and John Whitmell.  (Sess. R. 2/4.)

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

 

pp. 28-29.  Henry Bell and Joseph Bell, both of Aylesbury, gentlemen, took the statutory oaths; Leonard Wilkins of Quainton, grazier, and James Sells of Chesham, barber, took the oaths as Dissenters.  All four signed the “Association.”

Henry and Joseph Bell also produced sacrament certificates, certified by the Rev.  Isaac Lodington, minister, and Thomas Brookes and Joseph Bampton, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by Thomas Price.  (Sess. R. 2/6, 2/7.)

The Rev. Abraham Campion, D.D., rector of Monks Risborough, produced a sacrament certificate, certified by the Rev. William Stevenson, minister of Bledlow, and John Reynolds, churchwarden, of Monks Risborough, and witnessed by Thomas Stevenson junior and Richard Cox, servant. (Sess. R. 2/8, 2/9.)

 

p. 30.  The houses of the following persons were registered as meeting houses; Henry Cock of Parish End in Chalfont St. Gyles, Ellen Butler of Amersham, widow, Robert Jones of Princes Risborough, Elizabeth Rawlins of Hanslopp, widow, and Richard Puttenham, wheeler, and Nathaniel Turner, husbandman, both of Chesham.

 

p. 31. Convictions of swearers.

Richard Belson of Monks Risborough, victualler (for “twelve prophane curses”), William Barnaby, grazier, James Morgan and Henry Munday, innholder, John Reed and Saunders Miles, butchers, William Todd, Thomas Osborn senior, William Stoker and John Clarke, labourers, Richard Olyfe, Thomas Dawney, Stephen Underwood, Richard Dorrell, John Boan, and John Rance, servants, Richard Coles, William Brookes, and [Blank] Barrett, all of 

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Aylesbury, Richard Wilkins, Joseph Geary, “a youth under the age of sixteen years,” and Thomas Brackley, potter (for the second time), all of Buckland, Jonathan Cox of Dinton, Jane Norcott of Bierton, Jeremiah Arnett of Little Hampden, Thomas Wickersly of Great Kimbell, James Darvall, Thomas Winter, yeoman, and Henry Smith, labourer, all of Great Missenden, Richard Eccles, labourer, and Abraham Warner, weaver, both of Chesham, Thomas Horwood of Wendover, labourer, and Edward Avis junior of Choulesbury, blacksmith.

p. 32. Indictments.

Edward Hobbs and Edward Briggs, both of Stoney Stratford, labourers, for stealing some flaxen cloth from William Gurney of Parsenham, co. Northampton.  [Both to be whipped.]  (Sess. R. 2/1, 2/2, 3/1.)

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Brookes of Stoney Stratford, blacksmith, for receiving the above stolen cloth.  [Not guilty.]

John Beck junior, yeoman, and Michael Shirley, farmer, both of Dourton, for assaulting Richard Brangwyn.  [Fined 13s. 4d. each.]  (Sess. R. 2/4.)

Presentment of the grand jury.

Francis Homan of Westcott in Wadesden, labourer, for building a cottage without assigning four acres of land. (Sess. R. 2/3.)

Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Alexander, John Howes, Martha [Ann] Howes, Sir Edward Longvile, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Crompton, and Mary Brinkhurst, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.]

p. 33. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aylesbury hundred—

Bledlow . . . . Moses Mallery vice John Chitch.

Bledlow Ridge . . John Raunce vice Thomas Chitch.

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Newport hundred—

Newton Longvile . . John Cook senior vice Geoffrey Hart.

Ashenden hundred—

Sherington . . James Cook vice John Cunningham.

Burnham hundred—

Burnham Town . . Thomas Poole vice Edward Bayley, and William Biddell as tithingman vice William Rowles.

Desborow hundred—

Woburne . . . . Robert Noy vice Thomas King, and John Pym as tithingman vice Jona- than Shrimpton junior.

Orders.

p. 34.  Orders extending the recognizances of William Fowler and John Brimley.

Order allowing the appeal of Wyrardsbury against a warrant removing [Blank], wife of John Carter, and her child from Great Marlow.

p. 35.  Richard Lamb to be given “a reasonable subsistance” by the overseers of Caversfield.  He lived in “a vill or member of the parish of Caversfield [which] lyeth in Stretton Awdley in the County of Oxon.”  [And see p. 70.]

Order allowing the appeal of Tring, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing William Hudson from Great Brickill.

p. 36.  Adjournment of the appeal of Newport Pagnell against a warrant removing William Cowley from Stoke Hammond.  [See p. 66.]

Order discharging the apprenticeship of Edward Turner to John Knolton of Eton, cordwainer.  Turner had been indicted for stealing a gold ring from Francis Peirson of Langley Marish, gentleman, and acquitted, but the Court, considering that he was “a vitious and theivish boy and his 

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Master not knowing what to do with him or how to govern him,” decided to discharge to apprenticeship and “to send him to sea.”

p. 37.  Order discharging the recognizance of Thomas Sear of Neither Wichendon, yeoman, in respect of the bastard child of Hannah Tuckwell of Aylesbury, spinster, as the child is now dead.

Order dismissing the appeal of Wendover against a warrant removing Richard Gutteridge and his wife from Great Missenden.

p. 38.  At the last Midsummer session the inhabitants of Buckingham were fined £2 for not appearing to answer an indictment for not repairing their highways [see Vol. 5, p. 389].  The money was in the hands of the bailiff of the hundred of Buckingham, and the inhabitants asked that it should be paid over to their highway surveyors.  They also claimed “that they have a perticuler Commission of the Peace for their said Town and parish and the Libertyes and precencts thereof which they are advised exempts them from the Jurisdiction of this Court” and that they had, therefore, been wrongfully fined.  After considering the question, the Court ordered the clerk of the peace to state a case and to submit it to the “great opinion and judgment” of Sir Edward Ward, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

p. 39.  Orders extending the recognizances of Robert Skevington, Richard Whaley, and John Beckford.

p. 40.  Order referring to the Judges of Assize the appeal of Upton against a warrant removing Elizabeth Wells from Hedgerly.  She had been in the service of Stephen Almond of Upton, but had been dismissed for misconduct.

p. 41.  The surveyors of Aylesbury authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

p. 42.  Adjournment of the appeal of Foskett against a 

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warrant removing Jane, wife of John Adams, labourer, from Chackmore in Ratcliffe.  [See p. 68.]

The committee of justices, who were considering the question of the new gaol, were given more time in which to produce their report.

p. 43.  The clerk of the peace ordered to prosecute Matthew Annesley, bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell, for allowing Edward Briggs to escape.

p. 44.  Giles Wellin to be discharged from gaol for want of a prosecutor, and Thomas English of Bradenham, labourer, to be discharged from the bridewell at Chepping Wycomb.

p. 45.  The chief constables complained to the Court that the new act for conveying vagrants had made their accounts “intricated and perplexed,” and that they had some difficulty in persuading the treasurers to pay them “any debts of surplusage” over and above the money collected from the petty constables, and handed by them to the treasurers. The Court recognized the fact that the cost of conveying vagrants had undoubtedly increased, and that the amount of money collected for the King’s Bench and Marshalsea, “and appropriated by the said Statute,” was not sufficient to meet these charges, whereas the funds in the hands of the treasurers for the maimed soldiers generally showed a balance after paying the necessary salaries and pensions.  They, therefore, ordered that in future the treasurers should pay all taxed bills presented by the chief constables without having recourse to the Court, and that the treasurers for the maimed soldiers should pay any bills which the treasurers for the King’s Bench and Marshalsea could not meet.

p. 46.  John Rose, Henry Munday, and Matthew Annesley, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

p. 47.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Chandler, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £6. 12s. 8d., £4. 17s. 4d., and £6. 8s. 10d.

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p. 48.  Mr. Thomas Williams of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid his bill of £9. 14s. 10d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

p. 49.  Silvester Dancer of Aston Clinton, Thomas Simons of Chepping Wycomb, and William Holdier of Kingsclear, co. Southampton, poor debtors in the gaol, to be admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

Thomas Lloyd to be discharged from the gaol, but, “for preventing any revenge he may exercise in the Town of Aylesbury for his Confinement,” it was ordered that the gaoler should “see him att Least six Miles from Aylesbury aforesaid before he receive his Liberty.”

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 19s. 4d. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for eleven weeks, and £2 for clothing her for a year.

p. 50.  The auditing of the treasurers’ accounts was referred to the justices living in the hundred of Aylesbury.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of John Beck and Michael Shirley. [See p. 32.]

p. 51. Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: William Sheene (Vol. 5, p. 346), William Fowler and John Claveley (Vol. 5, p. 451), Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), and John Brimley (p. 23).

John Beckford of Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford, butcher, in £10, with John Tomlins of Chowlesbury, yeoman, and Thomas Hill of Dagnell in Edlesborough, butcher, as sureties in £5 each, to keep the peace towards John Russell.

p. 52. Recognizances entered into.

William Ryley junior of Stoney Stratford, tapster, in £40, with William Robins of the same, labourer, and William 

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Ryley senior of St. John’s Street, co. Middlesex, leather- dresser, as sureties in £40 each, to answer in respect of the bastard child of Ann Muskett.

Richard Brookes of Stoney Stratford, blacksmith, in £40, for the appearance of Elizabeth, his wife, to answer a charge of felony.

p. 53. Fines and issues.

John Wade of Princes Risborough and Abraham Durrant of Tingwick fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of John Beck and Michael Shireley.  [See p. 32.]

pp. 54-55. Recognizances discharged.

Mary, wife of William Vasper, William Lewin, cordwainer, and John Apsley, labourer, all of Iver, Charles Blewitt junior, barber, Thomas Webb, oatmeal-man, and Thomas Pye, bargeman, all of Great Marlow, Valentine Knight and John Burton, both of Woolverton, farmers, Richard Cowley and Peter Atkinson, victuallers, William Ryley junior, tapster, and William Robins, labourer, all of Stoney Stratford, William Ryley senior, leather-dresser, and Thomas Smith, labourer, both of St. John’s Street, co. Middlesex, Thomas Tatham and Richard Willison, farmers, and Thomas Wells, gentleman, all of Drayton Parslow, Charles Price, Benedict Gawdrey, and Thomas Stopps junior, all of Whitchurch, yeomen, Michael Sherly of Dourton, labourer, James Collett of Wotton Underwood, grazier, Richard Hinn of Tettershill in Long Crendon, woodman, John Beck of Dourton, grazier, Anthony Davis, yeoman, and William Rose, brickmaker, both of Brill, Thomas Sear of Neither Winchendon, yeoman, Thomas Ray, yeoman, Edward Edwards, water-carrier, John Hawkes, tailor, and John Money, labourer, all of Aylesbury, James Walker and John Chitch, both of Bledlow, yeomen, John Davis, wheelwright, and Thomas Copland and William Dearman, farmers, all of Chalfont St. Peters, Henry Turner of Eton, Francis Pearson, gentleman, and James Styles, yeoman, both of Langley, Bartholomew Langley of Dorney, labourer, George Newman, gardener, and William Clarke, shoemaker, both of Burnham, 

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William Newman, labourer, George Newman, gardener, and Thomas Sexton, yeoman, all of East Burnham, William Gurney of Cottsgrave, co. Northampton, gentleman, William Collyer, victualler, Elizabeth Glenister and Rebecca Norton, spinsters, and Elizabeth Collyer, widow, all of Aylesbury.

End of this session, (signed) Thomas Smith, clerk of the peace.

p. 56. [Blank.]

 

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MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AMERSHAM

17th July, 1701.  [13 William III]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Jonas Harding and David Salter, both of Amersham, Anthony Clarke of Chesham, Jonas Humfrey of Wiccombe forrens, Roger Fleetwood of Great Marlow, James Kipping of Aston Clinton, John Bishop of Dinton, John Darvall of Princes Risborough, John Becke of Westcott, John Cropper of Woughton, Robert Green of Abbotts Aston, William Glenister of Pighties- tone, Geoffrey Bampton of Mentmore, William King of Swanbourne and John Whitmell of Tingewick.

The following were not sworn: Daniel Geary of Chesham, William Stallwood of Great Hampden, John Plater junior, and Edward Rose junior, both of Haddenham, John Wade and William Stone [not summoned], both of Princes Risborough, John Stevens of Grandborow, Richard Hewett of Oving, Thomas Burroughs of North Crawley, John Ruddy and Robert Adams, both of Sherrington, John Chevall of Great Woolston, William Illing, John Ware and Thomas Oakley, all of Little Horwood, William Cooke of Pightlestone, William White and Abraham Durrant, both of Tingewicke, and Thomas Barritt of Turweston.  (Sess. R. 2/11, 12.  Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 291)

Meeting houses.  The houses of the persons mentioned in Sess. Cal. Vol. 11, p. 292 were certified.  (Sess. R. 2/57-60)

Convictions of swearers.  The names of these mentioned in Sess. Cal. Vol. 11, pp. 292-293.  “Robert Maiden of Aylesbury, Butcher, was Drunke”.  (Sess. R. 2/52-54)

Indictments.  Edmond Turner of Langley Marsh, labourer, for stealing a gold ring from Francis Peirson, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 2/16)

William Newman of East Burneham and Bartholomew Langley of Dorney, labourers, for breaking and entering the house of John Aleyn, esquire, and stealing 4 quarts of black cherry wine.  (Sess. R. 2/17)

Presentments of the constables.

“The poore’s stock for the parish of Princes Risborough is £24”.  “The poore’s stock of Monks Risborough is five pounds eight shillings”.  (Sess. R. 2/67)

Chief constable sworn.

Buckingham John Woollhead of Thornoborough vice Robert Perridge.

Not sworn: Stephen Gurden of Leckhamsted and Robert Smith of Chalkmore.

 (Sess. R. 2/82)

Petty constables sworn.

The names of those mentioned in Sess. Cal. Vol. II. pp. 293-294.  (Sess. R. 2/83-88)

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Removal Orders concerning William Hudson, Richard Gutteridge and Elizabeth Wells (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 294, 295.  Sess. R. 2/61, 63, 64) Edward Wooten of “Winder daue” [?  Wendover] told the “over-Sceare and hi Sconestobel” that Richard Gutteridge had been servant to him.  (Sess. R. 2/65)

The committee of justices, who were considering the question of the new gaol, had received from Mr. Clisby, the surveyor, “Draughts or Moddells for building the said Goale according to the Forme or Moddell of the building of Northampton and Warwick Goales and two estimates about the same”.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 296. Sess. R. 2/55)

Warrant for the committment of Giles Welling to the gaol.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 296. Sess. R. 2/62)

The petition of Silvester Dancer, Thomas Simons and William Holdier, for bread.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 297. Sess. R. 2/56)

Recognizance extended.

John Beckford, John Tomlins and Thomas Hill, to keep the peace towards John Russell.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 297. Sess. R. 2/25)

Recognizances discharged.  [see Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 298-299.]

Thomas Webb and Thomas Pye, sureties for Charles Blewett to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/18)

John Burton, surety for Valentine Knight to answer for not paying Susanna Briggs her wages.  (Sess. R. 2/19)

Richard Cowley and Peter Adkinson, sureties for Elizabeth, wife of Richard Brooks of Stony Stratford, smith, to answer for receiving stolen goods.  (Sess. R. 2/20)

William Ryley junior, with William Ryley senior, Thomas Smith and William Robins, to answer for bastardy with Ann Muskett of Shitleanger, co. Northempton, singlewoman. (Sess. R. 2/21)

Thomas Tatham, with Thomas Welles and Richard Willison as sureties, to keep the peace towards Richard Chandler and to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/22)

Michael Sherly, with James Collett and Edward Hinn as sureties, and John Beck, with Anthony Davis and William Rose as sureties, to answer for assault on Richard Brangwin of Dourton.  (Sess. R. 2/23, 24)

Thomas Seare, with Thomas Ray as surety, to answer for bastardy with Hannah Tuckwell of Aylesbury, singlewoman. (Sess. R. 2/26)

Edward Edwards, with John Hawkes and John Money as sureties, to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/27)

James Walker, with John Chitch as surety, to answer to Susannah Hitche of Moncks Risborough, widow.  (Sess. R. 2/28)

John Davis, with Thomas Copland and William Dearman as sureties, to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/29)

Francis Pearson [Peirson] and James Stiles, sureties for Henry Turnor to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/30)

Bartholomew Langley, with George Newman and William Clarke as sureties, to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/31)

William Newman, with George Newman and Thomas Sexton as sureties, to appear.  (Sess. R. 2/32)

William Gurney, to prosecute Edward Briggs and Elizabeth Brooks.  (Sess. R. 2/38)

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William Collier, Elizabeth Glenister, Rebecca Norton and Elizabeth Collier, to give evidence against Thomas Floid, “touching the suspicion that he would have sett the towne of Aylesbury on fire.”  (Sess. R. 2/33-36)

Francis Pearson [Peirson] to prosecute Edmond Turnor for the theft of a gold ring.  (Sess. R. 2/37)

Prisoners to appear.

Giles Welling, for refusing to support his family.

Thomas Floyd, Edmund Turner and Henry Turner.  (Sess. R. 2/15)

Examinations.

Rebecca Morton, Elizabeth Glenister, Katherine Collier and Elizabeth Collier said that Thomas Floid, being refused a night’s lodging, swore he would “sett Fire on Some thing or the Devil Dam his Soul ... and in the meanetime came the watch and secured him”.  (Sess. R. 2/50, 51)

Alice Muscott of Stoney Stratford, singlewoman, named William Ryley of the Cock Inn, Stoney Stratford, tapster, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 2/39)

Hannah Tuckwell of Aylesbury, singlewoman, named Thomas Seare of Neither Winchendon, yeoman, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 2/40)

Edmund Turner “confesseth that on Easter day last past he comeing into the house of Mr. Pearson in Langly to bring thither some shoes [he being an apprentice to a shoemaker] Did see a Gold ring lyeing upon the table, and did privately take up and carry away the same ... to his father Henry Turner, who ... has at severall times solicited him that if he could see any thing of value he should steal it, and ... his father ... would give him something for it”.  (Sess. R. 2/42)

William Gurney had had stolen from his orchard 15 ells of linen that lay bleaching there.  He later discovered 10 ells “in a Stone Pitt near Crass Hill in Calverton Feild” and the rest “under a Hedg in a Cloace called long Cloace in the Parish of Cottsgrave”.  Elizabeth, wife of Richard Brooks of Stoney Stratford blacksmith, said that Edward Briggs, and on another occasion Edward Hobbs, had brought her a “parcell of Linning Cloath Rapt round his Midle Under his Wastcoate”, on which he asked her to lend him money, “for he had not one Farthing to buy him Victualls, and she thereupon gave him a Shilling and a Mugg of Drink”.  (Sess. R. 2/43, 44)

Sussannah Hitch complained that James Walker of Bledlow, yeoman, had beaten her until she was “blacke and blewe”. (Sess. R. 2/41)

Richard Brangwin, son of Francis Brangwin of Dourton, yeoman, had been violently beaten by John Beck and Michael Sherly until he was “very much bloody”.  Elizabeth Welch, servant to the said Francis, bathed Richard’s head “with some Brandy”.  “Doctor Heale from Oxford” was sent for to attend him.  Three weeks later, Richard says that he “frequently fools great Pains in his head and stomack still”. (Sess. R. 2/45-49).

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 3/98)

Writ of venire facias.  (Sess. R. 3/102.  See Appendix)

Writ of capias.  (Sess. R. 3/103.  See Appendix)

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT CHEPPING WYCOMB

9th October, 1701 [13 William III]

p. 57. Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Rose, William Fellow, Edward Weatherley, William Bass, Thomas Hale, John Hobbs, Thomas King, Robert Thorpe, Henry Baldwin, William Hill, Thomas Goodson, Thomas Burnham, Richard Towersey, Thomas Newinton, and Thomas Watson.

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

Jurors for the cases against Edward Hobbs, Edward Briggs, and Elizabeth Brookes.

Thomas Bell, Emanuel Wright, Michael Burnwell, John Darval, Henry Franklyn, Thomas Dew, Gabriel Stevens, John Chersley, Robert Oakley, Cornelius Burnham, Ralph Swinburne, and William Carter.

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

pp. 58-59.  Henry Bell of Aylesbury, gentleman, John Bigg, gentleman, mayor of Chepping Wycomb, and Joseph Loveday, headmaster of Chepping Wycomb Grammar School, produced sacrament certificates, took the statutory oaths, and signed the “Association.”

Bell’s certificate was certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, minister, and John Goldsworth and Matthias Dagnall, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by 

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John Burnham junior of Aylesbury, gentleman, and Joseph Heyward, citizen and goldsmith of London.  (Sess. R. 3/81.)

Bigg’s certificate was certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, minister, and Henry Franklyn and Thomas Winslow, churchwardens, of Chepping Wycomb, and witnessed by Joseph Loveday and William Shrimpton, gentlemen.  (Sess. (R. 3/82.)

Loveday’s certificate was certified by the Rev. Philip Davies, minister, and John Whitburn, churchwarden, of Bradenham, and witnessed by James Loveday and John Bigg.  (Sess. R. 3/83.)

The house of James Sells of Chesham was registered as a meeting house.  (Sess. R. 3/52a.)

p. 60. Convictions of swearers.

Simon Rastall, grocer, and Thomas Thorne, butcher, both of Wing, Perry Day of Amersham, Thomas Ray, Daniel Horne, Edward Edwards, John Bone, John Mayden junior, Gabriel White, John Rance, John Mayden, butcher, Robert Mayden, Alexander Druce, Thomas Dawney, Richard Shaw, and Edward Edwards, labourer, all of Aylesbury, Benjamin Sharp, William Darvall, Richard Charge, John Slye, William Pawley, William Charge, William Chadd, Nathaniel Avis, and William Darvill, innkeeper, all of Wendover, George Gutteridge and Thomas Stevens, labourer, both of Great Missenden, Nicholas Swaby, Joseph Axtell, Thomas Butler, Richard Foster, John Norcott, Henry Lathell, Thomas Pilgrim, and John Row, all of Aston Clinton, Christopher Reeve of Oving, Robert Groome of Whitchurch, Thomas Tayler of Winslow, William Mewe of Grendon Underwood, William Taylor and Thomas Taylor, butcher, both of Quainton, John Tattum and William Sheene, both of Beirton, Edward Lamborne of Cuddington, yeoman, Simon Howlett and Michael Baldwin, both of Little Kimble, Leonard Cole- man and Daniel Styles, both of Muncks Risborough, Thomas Coventry of Weston Turvile, William Hunt of Hartwell, John Porter, William Hill, hogseller, and Francis Southam, yeoman, all of Chesham, Henry Miles of Lee, butcher, and 

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William Collings of Great Kimble, tanner.  (Sess. R. 3/52, 3/53, 3/61.)

p. 61. Indictments.

Joseph Gibbs and William Gibbs, both of Fenny Stratford, butchers, for assaulting Thomas Stevens. (Sess. R. (R. 37/7.)

Elizabeth, wife of Robert Bennet of Dinton, labourer, for stealing chickens from Daniel Shepperd.  [To be whipped.] Sess. 3/4, 3/15, 3/50, 3/51, 3/78.)

James Blakeley of Great Marlow, petty chapman, for illegally selling bone-lace to William Irving, without being a craftsman in that trade.  [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 3/79.)

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Jeremiah Hollis of Great Marlow, labourer, for stealing twenty yards of cable rope from William East.  Thomas Sheeres, Matthew Church, Emanuel Wright, and Elizabeth Barnes were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 3/84.)

Mary, wife of James Blackman of Great Marlow, barge- man, for assaulting Mary, wife of William Todd.  (Sess. R. 3/85.)

William Irvine of Great Marlow, shopkeeper, for assaulting James Blakely.  Alexander Key was a witness. (Sess. R. 3/86.)

p. 62. Informations.

William George of Twiford, William Smith of Newton Longuevile, Thomas Parrott of Chesham, Thomas Ingram of Quainton, Thomas Adams of Westcott, Thomas Tayler of Iver, and William Eden, alias Udden, of Winslow, yeomen, Richard Wells of Simpson and Henry Proud of Chalfont St. Peter, higlers, and Thomas Stapp and John Stapp, both of Whitchurch, drovers, for trading as badgers without being licensed.  (Sess. R. 3 /80.)

Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Alexander, John Howse (since deceased), Sir 

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Edward Longevile, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Crompton, and Mary Brinkhurst (since deceased), for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 3/35, 3/36, 3/40, 3/46.)

Thomas Parker senior of St. Leonards in Aston Clinton for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 3/35.)

Richard Langley senior of Iver for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 3/44.)

p. 63. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.  (Sess. R. 3/24 to 3/34.)

Aylesbury hundred—

Bledlow . . . . Thomas Brookes as tithingman vice Thomas Coaker.

Weston Turvile . . James Hill and Thomas Leach junior vice Richard Moores and William Bates.

Halton . . . . Daniel Flexman vice Alexander Mayne.

Aston Clinton . . John Weedon and Matthew Hitch- cock vice Joseph Wells senior and Robert Row.

Newport hundred—

Hanslopp . . . . John Tebbitt vice John Rutney.

Burnham hundred—

Penn . . . . Christopher Bovingdon vice John Child, and Thomas Hornblow as tithingman vice John Hunt.

Chalfont St. Peters . . Giles Smith vice John Russell of Mopes, and Thomas Brudley and William Deane as tithingmen vice Thomas Copland and Robert Monke.

Desborow hundred—

Fingest . . . . Thomas Walter vice William Deane.

Wycomb Forrens . . John Nash vice Luke Evans.

Stoke hundred—

Datchett . . . . James Baringer and Thomas Carter vice John Aldridge and John Dell. 

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Orders.

p. 64.  Order allowing the appeal of Great Linford against a warrant removing Alice Malines, spinster, from Newport Pagnell.  (Sess. R. 3/67.)

The surveyors of Weston Turvile, Eton, and Walton in Aylesbury, authorized to raise 6d. rates for the repair of their highways.

p. 65.  The inhabitants of Newport Pagnell discharged from the indictments against them for non-repair of highways, upon producing a justices’ certificate that the work had been done.  (Sess. R. 3/60).

Confirmation of a maintenance order against William Fowler of Woughton, carpenter, in respect of the bastard daughter of Ann Jefferies of Newport Pagnell, spinster. (Sess. R. 3/70.)

p. 66.  Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of Newport Pagnell against a warrant removing William Cowley from Stoke Hamond.  (Sess. R. 3/68.)

p. 67.  Adjournment of the appeal of St. Leonards in Wallingford, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Clement Leonard, aged one, from Braddenham.  The following inhabitants of St. Leonards were subpoenaed to give evidence, but did not appear: Elizabeth Elliott, Francis Mascall, and Mary Baker.  [See p. 94.]  (Sess. R. 3/69.

Order referring to certain justices the differences between “the Mercers and Freeholders of Wotton Underwood” in the division “called Mr. Greenvilles Division.”  [See p. 99.]

p. 68.  Order discharging the recognizance of William East of Great Marlow, bargemaster, to prosecute Edward Lawrence and Jeremiah Hollis.

The surveyors of Colebrook authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

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Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of Foskett against a warrant removing Jane, wife of John Adams, labourer, from Chackmore in Ratcliffe.  (Sess. R. 3/71, 3/72.)

p. 69.  Postponment of any order concerning the payment for the repairs to Ickford Bridge until the accounts had been properly adjusted.

p. 70.  Order referring to certain justices the question of the payment of an allowance to Richard Lambe, in accordance with a preivious order [see p. 35].  The Court was “dissatisfyed whether the said Vill lies in one parish of Stretton Awdley” as suggested.  Gabriel Stevens, overseer of Cavers- field, had been bound over, with Robert Oakley as surety, to appear and answer for refusing to pay the allowance. (Sess. R. 3 /6.)

p. 71.  Order allowing the appeal of Edlesborough against a warrant removing Elizabeth, wife of John Cook, and their children, Thomas, John, Richard, and Elizabeth, from Bow Brickill.  (Sess. R. 3/73, 3/74.)

Further time given to the committee of justices to produce their report on the new gaol.

Certain justices appointed to decide what allowance the overseers of Wotton Underwood should pay to Savage Ewers.

p. 72.  Mr. Foster, Thomas Barton, Arthur Smith, Thomas Oakley, John Waters, Thomas Footman, and Ann Rowell, all of Little Horwood, to be discharged for want of prosecutors.  (Sess. R. 3/75.)

Francis Woodcock, the gaoler, to be paid £8. 5s. 8d. for conveying prisoners to the Assizes at Buckingham.  The following persons assisted: Richard Olliffe, Alexander Olliffe, Henry Fryer, John Underwood, Joseph Glenister, and Mrs. Petty.  (Sess. R. 3/62, 3/63.)

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William 

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Chandler, the County bakers, to be paid their respective accounts of £6. 19s. 4d., £7. 5s. 6d., and £6. 15s. 10d. (Sess. R. 3/54 to 3/59.)

William Benson to be paid £10 for arrears of rent for the gaol.  (Sess. R. 3/64.)

p. 73.  Those treasurers who had not yet had their accounts audited were ordered to attend the justices at once.

Henry Bambury and William Billendon, poor debtors in the gaol, to be admitted to an allowance of the County bread. (Sess. R. 3/65.)

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 12s. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for twelve weeks.

Mr. Sayer, the deputy sheriff, to be paid £20 for work done for the County.

p. 74.  The clerk of the peace to be paid £6. 1s. 8d. for making out and distributing certain orders.

John Rose, Henry Munday, and Matthew Annesley, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

p. 75. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Edward Hobbs, Edward Briggs and Elizabeth Bennett, who were ordered to be whipped at the carts’ tail by "the Common Officer" from the “market house” at Chepping Wycomb to the Catherine Wheel signpost, and back again; and the acquittal of Elizabeth Brooks [see pp. 32 and 61].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), John Brimley (p. 23), and John Beckford (p. 51).

William Gibbs of Fenny Stratford, butcher, in £40, with 

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Nathaniel Ashton, yeoman, and Richard Everall, labourer, both of the same, as sureties in £20 each, to keep the peace towards Thomas Stevens and Henry Stanley.  (Sess. R. 3/11,)

Joseph Gibbs of the same, butcher, in £40, with John Smith of the same, cooper, as surety in £20, for the same. (Sess. R. 3/12.)

p. 76 Recognizances entered into.

James Blakeley of Great Marlow, merchant, in £40, to appear and answer; William Urwin of Great Marlow was the prosecutor.  (Sess. R. 3/2, 3/9.)

William East of Great Marlow to prosecute Edward Lawrence and Jeremiah Hollis, both of Great Marlow, bargemen, for stealing a barge cable.  William Carter, yeoman, and William Stevens, husbandman, both of Great Marlow, were sureties for the accused.  (Sess. R. 3/3, 3/7, 3/8.)

William Worster and John Batchelder, both of Chesham, yeomen, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 3/5.)

Matthew Gregory, alias Marsh, of Loughton, and Ann Paynter of Stony Stratford, widow, as sureties for Susan, wife of the above Matthew, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Denis.  (Sess. R. 3/10.)

Fines and issues.

William Barrett of Maids Moreton, William Baldwin of Padbury, Thomas Whitchurch of Hulcott, and Richard Betham of North Marston, fined £1. 10s. for non-attendance on juries.

p. 77. Recognizances discharged.

William Ryley junior, tapster, William Robins, labourer, and Richard Brookes, blacksmith, all of Stoney Stratford, William Ryley senior of St. John Street, co. Middlesex, leather-dresser, William Woster, husbandman, and John Batcheller senior, both of Chesham, Gabriel Stevens, and Robert Oakley, yeoman, both of Caversfield, Edward Lawrence and Jeremiah Hollis, bargemen, William Carter 

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junior, yeoman, William Stevens, husbandman, Cornelius Latemore, brewer, James Urwyn, shopkeeper, James Harman, labourer, William Harvey, clerk, William Irwin, and Thomas Langley, labourers, James Harman, husbandman, Mary, wife of James Blackman, bargeman, Thomas Smith, lace-buyer, Jeremiah Hollis junior, bargeman, Robert Howard senior, wheelwright, Henry Wigginton, husbandman, William Urwin, shopkeeper, and William East, bargemaster, all of Great Marlow, James Bleakly, laceman, Francis Woodcock and Robert Hitchcock, gentlemen, and William Dawney, inn- holder, all of Aylesbury, Matthew Gregory, alias Marsh, of Loughton, tailor, and Susan, his wife, Ann Painter, widow, Robert Bennett, Edward Briggs, and Edward Hobbs, all of Stoney Stratford, William Cowley of Stoke Hamond, butcher, Thomas Brown and John Brown, both of Taplow, farmers, John Deane, labourer, and Thomas Deane and William Hide, yeomen, all of Grendon Underwood, Richard Norris, labourer, Edward Mason, gentleman, and Sarah, wife of Edward Mason, yeoman, all of Burnham, William Gurney of Parsenham, co. Northampton, and Daniel Shepherd of Dinton.  (And see Sess. R. 3/16 to 3/23.)

Calendar of the prisoners committed to the bridewell at Newport Pagnell:

Elizabeth, wife of John Hutch of Little Brickill; committed and discharged 9th August.

Mary Livett of Newport Pagnell; committed and dis- charged 21st August.

William Hammerfield of Newton Blossomville; committed and discharged 5th September.

Mary Foard of Newport Pagnell; committed 13th September, discharged 16th September.

Samuel Gillett of Olney; committed 16th September, discharged 20th September.

William Newman of Newport Pagnell; committed 22nd September, discharged 23rd September.

Richard Leage of [Blank]; committed and discharged 25th September.

Robert Dollbey and Dennis Barney, vagrants; com mitted 27th September, discharged 30th September.

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George Griffix of Lathbury; committed 1st October, discharged 4th October.  (Sess. R. 3/13.)

End of this session, (signed) Thomas Smith, clerk of the peace.

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MICHAEMAS SESSION

AT CHEPPING WYCOMB

9th October, 1701.  [13 William III]

Jurors for the body of the county.

William Fellow of Burnham, Edward Weatherly of Chalfont St. Peter, William Basse of Farnham, Thomas Hale of Emberton, John Hobbs of Great Linford, Thomas King of Preston Bissett, Robert Thorpe of Hardwicke, Henry Baldwin of Great Horwood William Hill of Bierton-cum-Broughton, Thomas Rose senior of Haddenham Thomas Goodson of Halton, Thomas Burnham, Richard Towersey and Thomas Newman, all of Long Crendon, and Thomas Watson of Edgecott.

The following were not sworn: Coleburne Hodgkin, Thomas Cocke and Thomas Snapes, all of Becconsfield, James Child of Chesham, Jonathan Loughton of Olney, William Barrett of Maidsmoreton, William Baldwin of Padbury, William Ashby Of Edlesborow (dead), Alexander Duncombe and James Bowden, both of Hardwioke Daniel Cleaver and Roger Harbert, both of Ivinghoe, Richard Gourney of Marsworth, Richard Blackwell of Monks Risborow, Thomas Barnaby of Aylesbury, John Welch of Great Hampden, Thomas Whitchurch of Hulcott, Henry Chapman of Haddenham, Samuel Browne of Stoke Mandevile, John Bagley of Chersley, Richard Rutland of Grandborow, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, John Bennett and Thomas Spire [no such person], both of Ludgershall and Richard Betham of Northmarston.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 299. Sees. R. 3/99, 100)

Jurors for the cases against Edward Hobbs, Edward Briggs and Elizabeth Brookes.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 299. Sess. R. 3/101)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 4/31)

Jury writ for the case against Janes Blakely.  (Sess. R. 4/30)

Writ of venire facias.  (Sess. R. 4/35.  See Appendix)

Writ of capias.  (Sees. R. 4/36.  See Appendix)

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT WENDOVER

15th January, 1701-02 [13 William III]

p. 79. Jurors for the body of the county.

Joseph Brasbridge, Thomas Smith, William Fellows, William Bavin, William Urlin, William Corbet, John King, Thomas Barnaby, Thomas Bampton, William Chrismas, Thomas Ginger, John Becke, James Foster, William Meade, and Joseph Lucas.

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

Jurors for the cases against James Blakely, William Worster, Thomas Mounger, William Clarke, and Mary Collins.

John Ginger, Robert Tuffin, Benjamin Lake, William Symonds, Robert Tombs, William Batt, John Benning, Daniel Parish, Stephen Chesmore, Arthur Judge, Joseph Smith, and Thomas Phillips.

(signed) Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

p. 80.  The Rev. William Hopkins, rector of Cheriton, co. Glamorgan, produced a sacrament certificate, took the statutory oaths, and signed the “Association.”  His certifi- cate was certified by the Rev. Gervase Widdowes, minister of Brill, and John Winter, churchwarden of Okely, and witnessed by William Allin and Matthew Allin.  (Sess. R. 4/25, 4/26.)

John Buckam of [Blank] took the oaths as a Dissenter.

p. 81.  The houses of the following persons were registered 

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as meeting houses: William Bishopp of Hulcott, Thomas Angles, Francis Fenn, Henry Parson, and Mary Meadowes, all of Northall in Edlesborough, Edward Darvell of Loosely Row in Princes Risborough, John Peele of Crofton in Wing, George Etheridge of Simpson (as a Quaker meeting house), Thomas Hearne of Stoney Stratford, and Richard Bere of Olney.  A “new erected building in the yard” of [Blank] Brittain senior of Newport Pagnell was also registered.

p. 82. Convictions of swearers.

Michael Baldwin of Little Kimble, labourer, Benjamin Carter, clothier, Richard Harding junior, labourer, Thomas Aires, mealman, John Porter junior, butcher, Humphrey Peters, barber, Henry Gilby and Thomas Benning, victuallers, Charles Very, butcher, and Edward Aires, all of Chesham, Robert Wheeler, William Traiton, John Kempster of Castle Street, Thomas Welch, butcher, Thomas Edmonds of Kings- bury, William Leaver, John, son of Gabriel White, John Bone, and Henry Munday, all of Aylesbury, Thomas Cook of Weston Turvile, Joseph Parsons of Buckland, John Botley of Grendon Underwood, Francis Price of Hardwick, Henry Awdry of Aston Clinton, William Playstow of Lee, gentleman, Hugh Moore and William Jennings, both of Wendover, Thomas Dunstan of Hawridge, Thomas Bradley and Thomas Eaton, both of Great Missenden, John Tattam of Beirton, and Thomas Rowell of Battle Cleydon.

pp. 83-84. Indictments.

John Cooper junior of Whitchurch, maltster, for assault- ing Elizabeth, wife of William Bennett, and Mary, wife of Daniel Jenkins.  Ann Walker, George Rowland, and Benja- min Gawdrey were witnesses. (Sess. R. 4/10, 4/12.)

William Worster of Chesham, labourer, for stealing wheat from Joseph Stone.  [To be whipped.] (Sess. R. 4/11.)

Borlase Warren, esquire, and John Eldridge, gentleman, both of Medmenham, for rioting and assaulting John Goddell at Great Marlow.  Elizabeth Thacker and Henry Meard were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 4/13.)

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Thomas Alexander, Sir Edward Longvile, John and Mary Tipper, John and Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Crumpton, and Mary Brinkhurst (since deceased), for absence from church.  [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 4/14 to 4/16.)

Thomas Parker senior of St. Leonards in Aston Clinton, labourer, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 4/17.)

Thomas Mounger and William Clarke, both of Thame, co. Oxford, labourers, for stealing goods from William Allen and Joseph Parnham.  William Eldridge was a witness. [To be whipped.]  (Sess. R. 4/18, 4/20.)

Mary Collins of Stoke Mandivile, spinster, for stealing a smock from Mary Pickton.  William Pickton and Thomas King were witnesses.  [To be “privately” whipped.] (Sess. R. 4/19.)

Richard Harding, clothworther, and Mary, his wife, and John Treacher, clothworker, all of Chesham, for assaulting Benjamin Carter.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]  (Sess. R. 4/21.)

Benjamin Carter and Nathaniel Carter, clothiers, and Daniel Gray, tailor, all of Chesham, for trespassing in the house of Richard Harding.  James Harding, Isaac Warner, Richard Speed, Judith Arice, and Nathaniel Deacon, were witnesses.  [Fined 10s. each.]  (Sess. R. 4/22.)

Thomas Barton, Thomas Oakley, Arthur Smith, John Waters, and Thomas Waters, farmers, Henry Curtice, yeoman, Roger Adams, gentleman, Samuel Foster, clerk, and William Vicars, labourer, all of Little Horwood, for breaking into the house of Abraham Morris and taking away cattle and goods, value £100. Grace Morris and Ann Rowell were witnesses.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]  (Sess. R. 4/23.)

p. 85. Informations.

George Baldwin of Stoney Stratford, James Hall of Gaucott, Edward Tompkins of Newton Longuevile, John Jones of Great Horwood, Thomas Tomlins of Stewkley, Henry Grace of Bletchley, Robert Underwood of Thorn- borough, and Joseph Cobb of Beauchamton, all labourers, and Charles Curle of Stewkley, tailor, for trading as badgers without being licensed.  Isaac Beddall was the informer. (Sess. R. 4/24.)

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p. 86. Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for absence from church were presented for recusancy.

Michael Baldwin of Little Kimble for “carrying a Gun, not being qualified.”

That Chawley in Bradenham had “one new erected alehouse.”

Edward Chilbury, constable of Taplow, for not making his presentments.

Isaac Carter and Jonathan Reading, both of Amersham, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.

Richard Tipping of Amersham, gentleman, for “being a Common Brewer and for selling Beer to the aforesaid Isaac Carter.”

Edward Collett of Amersham for buying and selling corn and meal without a licence.

Presentments of the surveyors.

John Quarrendon and William Church, both of Walton in Aylesbury, for refusing to assist in the repair of the highways.  Presented by Thomas Barnaby and Robert Humfrey, surveyors of Walton.

p. 87. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aylesbury hundred—

Aylesbury . . . . Richard Tombs, William Symonds, Joseph Brasbridge, and William Bott vice William Bell, Richard Heydon, William White, and Richard Talboys.

Broughton . . . . Lawrence Smith vice John Fuller.

Buckland . . . . Joseph Wright vice Richard Warner.

Newport hundred—

Bow Brickill . . John Cras vice [Thomas Cook].

Stoke Goldington . . William Ganderne vice Robert Maine.

Cottesloe hundred—

Great Horwood . . James Durrant vice Richard Bradbury.

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Stoke hundred—

Denham . . . . Thomas Smith vice [Blank].

Desborow hundred—

Wiccomb Forrens . . Thomas House vice John Nash.

Burnham hundred—

Amersham Woodside Nathaniel Moreton vice John Ewer.

Boveney . . . . Robert Westcott vice Henry Tucker, and William Ravening as tithing- man vice Joseph Street.

East Burnham . . Thomas Goldwin vice Edward Edgson.

Orders.

p. 88.  Orders extending the recognizances of Robert Skevington, Richard Whalley, and John Beckford.

The cases against Edward Porter were removed by writ of certiorari.

The committee of justices who supervized the repairs to Ickford Bridge reported that the total cost amounted to £58, of which £55 was paid to Robert Robinson and Richard Stannyford for doing the work, and £3 to the clerk of the peace for drawing up the articles of agreement, etc.

p. 89.  Ann Heafield committed to gaol in default of finding sureties for abandoning her bastard child.  The recognizance of William Fellowes, the putative father, was extended.

Order extending the recognizance of John Hood, who was at the time in prison for debt in London.

Special order for “quickening officers to put in execution the Laws against Vagrants.”  The constables were particularly required to apprehend and punish all vagrants found in their parishes, and to present all persons found harbouring vagrants.  This order was to be repeated at the next session, and at each succeeding Easter session.

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The constables of Amersham ordered to remain in office until further notice.

p. 90.  Order dismissing the appeal of Charndon against a warrant removing John Stock from North Marston.  [See p. 120.]

pp. 91-92.  Enrolment of the writ of ad quod damnum, and the inquisition thereon, relating to the diversion by Edmund Reeve, esquire, of a highway in Burnham, which he wished to divert so that it should run through Britwell Field instead of past his house and garden.  The writ was endorsed by Sir John Hawley, Knt., Solicitor-General, and Robert Weedon, esquire, sheriff.

The inquisition was taken at Burnham before the sheriff, with the following jurors: William Noake and John Perryman, gentlemen, John Dawson, Henry Ball, William Jones, Peter Style, Edward Mason junior, William Goldwin, John Goodwin, John Bowler, John Nash, and James Style. The jury held that the proposed diversion would not be to the damage of the King or of others, and, as no persons came to the Court to appeal against the writ, it was accordingly confirmed.

p. 93.  Order dismissing the appeal of Watford, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Sarah Heath and her five children from Wendover.  Upon the application of Watford, the case was removed into the King’s Bench by writ of certiorari.

p. 94.  Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of St. Leonards in Wallingford, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Clement Leonard from Bradenham.

John Rose, Henry Munday, and Matthew Annesley, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

Order referring to certain justices the appeal of Roger Chapman, esquire, against a rate made at Great Linford for reimbursing the highway surveyors for expenses which he contended were illegal.

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pp. 95-96.  The Court desired to pay the bill of £58 for repairs to Ickford Bridge and to find money for repairing Thornborough Bridge.  But, as the County funds were depleted by the necessity of providing money for the relief and conveyance of vagrants, they decided to use the powers conferred upon them by the recent Vagrant Act, [11 and 12 William III, c. 18], in order to raise the money for the bridge repairs and for the estimated cost of vagrancy in the near future.  The sum of £320. 18s. 4d. was to be raised, and the various hundreds were to find the following amounts :

Aylesbury . . . . . . . . £49. 5s. 0d.

Ashenden . . . . . . . . £49. 5s. 0d.

Buckingham . . . . . .  £32. 16s. 1d.

Cottesloe . . . . . . . . £49. 4s. 7d.

Newport . . . . . . . . £60. 3s. 2d.

Burnham . . . . . . . . £28. 1s. 8d.

Desborough . . . . . . . . £28. 1s. 6d.

Stoke . . . . . . . . £24. 1s. 4d.

The amounts to be levied on the parishes were to be settled in each hundred by the justices resident in that hundred.

p. 97.  Order dismissing the appeal of Denham against a warrant removing a male child, the son of certain vagrants who had abandoned him, from Chesham Boys.

p. 98.  George Thorpe of Weedon in Hardwick, yeoman, discharged from the indictment against him for not assisting in the repair of the highways, as he had given satisfaction to the surveyors.

Adjournment of the appeal of Haversham against a warrant removing Thomas, son of William Tibbs, from Stoney Stratford.

Adjournment of the appeal of Wooburne against a warrant removing Susan Dell from Beconsfield.

p. 99.  Older dismissing the adjourned appeal of “the Liberty called the Church End or Mr. Greenvilles division” 

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in Wotton Underwood against a warrant removing Savage Ewers from “the Mercers division in the parish of Wotton Underwood.”  Mr. Welles appeared as counsel for the appellants.  The matter had been previously referred to certain justices, but nothing had been done to obtain a hearing before them.

p. 100.  Further reference of the report on the new gaol.

The order concerning the auditing of the treasurers’ accounts was repeated.

Order referring to certain justices the petition of William Sheney to be released from gaol.

p. 101.  [Blank] Musshett detained in gaol for want of sureties concerning a bastard child.

Peter Rivers of Great Marlow, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

Mr. William Benson to be paid £10 of the arrears owing to him for rent for the gaol and £10 for the last half year’s rent now due.

p. 102.  All the fines imposed for non-attendance upon the jury at this session were remitted.

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Chandler, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £6. 17s. 6d., £8. 9s. 8d., and £8. 4s. 6d.  William Holton of Aylesbury was added to the number of the County bakers.

p. 103.  Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 17s. 4d. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for fourteen weeks.

Order authorizing the payment of £6. 2s. 4d. by Mr. Atwood, one of the treasurers, to his predecessor, Mr. Ascue, which was owing on the latter’s accounts.

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Mr. Jonathan Sayer, the late deputy sheriff, to be paid £26 for County work done by him.

p. 104. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of William Worster [see p. 83], Thomas Mounger, William Clarke, Mary Collins, Richard Harding, John Treacher, Benjamin Carter, Nathaniel Carter, and Daniel Gray [see p. 84], and the acquittal of James Blakeley [see p. 61].

p. 105. Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol 5., p. 417), and John Beckford (p. 51).

Edward Porter of Hitcham, bargeman, in £20, with Edward Porter junior of West Wycomb, woodman, and William Porter of Taplow, yeoman, as sureties in £10 each, to answer for assaulting Gilbert Devonshire.

John Hood of Iver, alias Ever, labourer, in £10, with Henry King and John Waller, both of the same, labourers, as sureties in £5 each, to keep the peace towards Stephen Arrowsmith.

p. 106. Fines and issues.

The fines of Richard Harding, John Treacher, Benjamin Carter, Nathaniel Carter, and Daniel Gray [see p. 84].

p. 107. Recognizances discharged.

William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, butchers, Nathaniel Ashton, yeoman, Richard Everall, labourer, and John Smith, cooper, all of Feney Stratford, James Blakeley of Great Marlow, merchant, John Emerton of Ivinghoe, tailor, Benjamin Carter, Nathaniel Carter, John Treacher, and Richard Harding junior, clothiers, Thomas Parratt, wheel- wright, Richard Harding senior, yeoman, and Thomas Wardell, carpenter, all of Chesham, John Rhenolds and Thomas Rhenolds, both of Great Kimble, yeomen, Joseph Allen of Ellesborough, yeoman, William Fellowes of Eaton, horse-courser, Robert Fellowes of Bletchley, farmer, Joseph 

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Geary, Henry Geary, and Robert Wright, yeomen, Ann Nicholls, widow, Edward Mitchell currier, Simon Freeman and Christopher Geary, and Joseph Stone, yeoman, all of Chesham, Joseph Jennings of Great Missenden, yeoman, John Hester, labourer, William Crips, blacksmith, and William George, farmer, all of Twiford, Francis Woodcock senior of Aylesbury, gentleman, William Pickton, farmer, and Thomas King, labourer, both of Stoak Mandivile, William Allen, wheelwright, Joseph Parnam junior, butcher, and William Eldridge junior, blacksmith, all of Ellesborough.

End of this session, (signed) Thomas Smith, clerk of the peace.

p. 108.  [Blank.]

 

 [From vol. 8]

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT WENDOVER

15th January, 1701/2.  [13 William III]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Smith of Newport Pagnell, William Fellows of Burnham, William Bavin of Waxham, William Urlin of Iver, William Corbett of Adstocke, John King of Chetwood, Thomas Barnaby and Joseph Brassebridge, both of Aylesbury, Thomas Bampton of Aston Clinton, William Christmas and Thomas Ginger, both of Wendover, John Beck of Westcott, James Foster of Northmarston, William Meade of Ivinghoe and Joseph Lucas of Rowsham.

The following were not sworn: William Valentine of Lavendon, William Foster of Olney,- William Curtis of Shenley Church End, Henry Newman of Hanslopp, Thomas Sills of Becconsfield, William Stiles of Stoake Poges, Henry Wayman of Iver, Edward Butterfield of Preston Bissett, Edward Carter of Padbury, Joseph Churchill of Steeple Cleydon, Robert Webb of Turweston, William Greenwood of Cuddington, John Welch of Great Hampden, Daniel Aldridge of Lee, John Griffin of Westcott, Richard Betham of Northmarston, John Kedgell of Edlesborow, Robert Thorpe senior of Hardwicke, Richard Jane of Ivinghoe, James Bowden of Hardwicke, Henry Wheeler of Wingrave, and William Grace junior of Cublington. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 308. Sess. R. 4/32, 35)

Jurors for the cases against James Blakely, William Worster, Thomas Mounger, William Clarke and Mary Collins. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 308. Sess. R. 4/34)

Meeting houses.  The houses of the persons mentioned in Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 308-309 were certified.  (Sess. R. 4/ 104-108)

Convictions of swearers.  The names of these convicted on Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 309.  (Sess. R. 4/99, 100)

Indictments.

Joseph Geary of Chesham, yeoman, for assault on John Elliott.  (Sess. R. 4/40).

John Hous of Bierton-cum-Broughton, for recusancy. (Sess. R. 4/41)

John Reynolds [Rhenolds] and Thomas Reynolds [Rhenolds] both of Great Kimble, yeomen, for assault on Edward Gaum [Gomme].  (Sess. R. 4/42)

Abraham Morris of Taplew, labourer, for carrying a gun in Whaddon Chase.  (Sess. R. Misc. 47)

Presentments.

Recusants.  (Sess. R. 4/62, 68, 77)

Michael Baldwin.  (Sess. R. 4/63)

Alehouse at Chawley.  (Sess. R. 4/74)

Edward Chilbury.  (Sess. R. 4/75)

Isaac Carter, Jonathan Reading, Richard Tipping and Edward Collett.  (Sess. R. 4/76)

John Quarrendon and William Church.  (Sess. R. 4/109a)

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Petty constables and tithingmen sworn

Aylesbury: Not sworn: John Wigson and Daniel Saunders - (Sess. R. 4/78)

Broughton (Sess. R. 4/79)

Buckland: Not sworn: James Grower and Thomas Stop - (Sess. R. 4/82)

Bow Brickhill: Not sworn: Thomas Hall.  (Sess. R. 4/80)

Stoke Goldington and Great Horwood.  (Sess. R. 4/81)

Denham: Not sworn: Samuel Winchester and John Auldin. - (Sess. R. 4/86)

Wiccomb Forrens: Not sworn: Ralph Spicer.  (Sess. R. 4/85)

Amersham: Not-sworn: William Miles.  (Sess. R. 4/83)

Boveney: Not sworn: Richard Richardson, William Cotton - and Thomas Fewet.  (Sess. R. 4/84)

Account for the repair of Ickford bridge. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 312. Sess. R. 4/111)

Account for the repair of Denham high bridge. (Sess. R. 4/110)

Removal Orders relating to John Stock, Sarah Heath and Thomas Tibbs.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 313, 314. Sess. R. 4/112-114)

Petitions of William Sheney, Peter Rivers and William Benson.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 314. Sess. R. 4/101-103)

Recognizances extended.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 315)

Edward Porter, Edward Porter junior and William Porter.  (Sess. R. 4/47)

John Hood, Henry King and John Waller [Walker]. (Sess. R. 4/59)

Recognizances discharged.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 316-317)

John Emerton, to answer to the officers of Ivinghoe. (Sess. R. 4/48)

Nathaniel Carter and Benjamin Carter, with Thomas Parrott as surety, to keep the peace towards Richard Harding, and to appear.  (Sess. R. 4/49, 52)

John Treacher with Thomas Wardell as surety and Richard Harding, to keep the peace towards Nathaniel carter and Benjamin Carter and to appear.  (Sess. R. 4/50, 51)

John Rhenolds and Thomas Rhenolds, with Joseph Allen as surety, to keep the peace towards Edward Gomme of Great Kimble, and to appear.  (Sess. R. 4/53, 54)

William Fellows, with Robert Fellows as surety, to answer concerning “the privately conveying away Ann Hoafield, supposed mother of a bastard child chargeable to the inhabitants of Bletchly”.  (Sess. R. 4/57)

Joseph Geary with Henry Geary and Robert Wright as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Elliott, and to appear.  (Sess. R. 4/55)

Ann Nicholls, with Joseph Jennings and Edward Mitchell as sureties, to keep the peace towards Simon Freeman and to appear.  (Sess. R. 4/56)

Simon Freeman, with Christopher Geary and Francis Woodcock as sureties, to keep the peace towards Katherine his wire.  (Sess. R. 4/60)

Joseph Stone, to prosecute William Woster for felony. (Sess. R. 4/45)

John Hester [Lester] with William Crips and William George as sureties, to answer for assault on Mary Smith of Twiford, spinster.  (Sess. R. 4/58)

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William Pickton, to prosecute, and Thomas King, to give evidence against, Mary Collins for stealing a flaxen shift from Mary Pickton, daughter of the said William Pickton. (Sess. R. 4/43, 44)

William Allen, Joseph Parnam and William Eldridge, to prosecute Thomas Mungur and William Clarke for felony.  (Sess. R. 4/46)

Bridewell Calendars.

Nuport:  -

Benjamin Buritt of Eaten, apprentice, committed 11 October, 1701.  Discharged 13 October.

Benjamin Abby of Stoney Stratford, apprentice, committed 14 October 1701.  Discharged 18 October. John Evens of Litel Brickell, committed 21 October 1701.  Discharged the same day.

Mary Wittsey of Eaten, committed 22 October 1701. Discharged the same day.

John Norman of Fenestratford, committed 22 October, 1701. Discharged the same day.

Margaret Sapwell of Nuport, committed 8 November, 1701. Discharged 10 November.

Sarah Patman of Littell Brickell, committed 1 December, 1701, Discharged 22 December.

Mary Sapwell of Nuport, committed 3 December, 1701. Discharged 8 December.

Martha Warren of Nuport, committed 18 December, 1701. Discharged the same day.

John Mason of Stoney Stratford, committed 10 January, 1701-2.  Discharged the same day.

(Sess. R. 4/39)

Chepping Wycombe:

Mary Crafoot, committed 12 January 1701-2, for two days. Discharged.  (Sess. R. 4/37)

Prisoners to appear.

Thomas Monger, William Clarke, Simon Freeman, Ann Nicholls, Edward Porter, William Woster, James Mushett and Mary Collins.  (Sess. R. 4/38)

Examinations.

Mary, wife of Edward Baker, seive-maker, believed that a child found abandoned at Chesham Boyes, was the same as that of which “a Strange Woman ... was delivered ... in one of the Outhouses belonging to a Farme house Called the Joy house ... at Denham”.  (Sess. R. 4/88)

John Barrabee, Joseph Pedder, James Childe and Charles Deane, all of Great Missenden, had seen a child “left in great Missenden Street without any body to take Care of it”.

James Moushett said that on the same evening as he was discharged from the Gaol, he saw a child left in Great Missenden street, which child he knew to be Elizabeth Throustion’s, and that he “did Mend the Coate which the said Childe is now Covered with”.  Ann Hawes said that “the now Child produced to her” was born in Aylesbury Gaol, and was the child of Elizabeth Throustion, a prisoner: James Moushett, also a prisoner, and Elizabeth Throustion “passed for man and wife” in the Gaol.  (Sess. R. 4/89, 90, 97)

Katherine, wife of Simon Freeman, said that her husband “this Day Came with his Knife Drawne and Swore that he would have her hart out”, Simon Freeman said that

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Anne Nicholls had several times threatened “to sett Fire on his house”.  (Sess. R. 4/93, 94)

Joseph Stone accused William Wester of stealing his wheat.  (Sess. R. 4/95)

Thomas King accused Mary Collins of stealing Mary Pickton’s flaxen shift.  Mary Collins confessed to the theft.  (Sess. R. 4/96, 98)

William Eldridge had bought from Thomas Mungar and William Clarke, “one Iron Stirropp, one Iron Clout belonging to a Cartt, and one paire of Stocke Iron Tongues and one Iron double Clippwell [perhaps a device for suspending a pot over a fire.  But see N. E. D., Clip, sbs. 1. sense 2a.] not knowing them to be stolen”.  Joseph Parnam and William Allen claimed the said articles as their property. Simon Howlett and Christopher Gomme, “being Imployed for the apprehending of Thomas Mungar and William Clarke”, said that “Richard Mungar, Brother to the said Thomas Mungar and One Samuell, being of a Midle Stature and a Browne Man and a great Scarr on one of his Checkes, are two of theire Gange, and goe about the Country Theiving and Stealing”.  Thomas Mungar, in a voluntary deposition, stated that Thomas Quintrill of Ellesborough, labourer, was also a member of his “Gange”.  (Sess. R. 4/87, 91, 91a)

[From vol. 2]

 

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

16th April, 1702 [1 Anne]

p. 109. Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Goodson, Peter Goldsworth, John Brightwell, Henry Grange, James Kipping, Thomas Howlett, John Rider, Thomas Scott, James Watts, Richard Redding, William Grace, John Buckmaster, William Statham, John Cannon, Robert Cowley, Thomas Mouse, and John Tripp.

(signed) John Duncombe, esquire, sheriff.

p. 110.  Thomas Woods and Thomas Bedder, bailiffs of Chepping Wycomb, Robert Mead of Aylesbury, gentleman, and John Duncombe of East Cleydon, the sheriff, produced sacrament certificates and took the statutory oaths.

p. 111. Convictions of swearers.

Edward Parish, John Read, John Search, Samuel Martin, William Welch, William Coxhead, and Dorothy Apthart, all of Aylesbury, Henry Gilmore and Joseph Addams, both of Waddesden, James Nash of Amersham, 

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William Ewstace of Oakley, Thomas Rickard of Buckland, Thomas Stevens of Wendover, butcher, (two convictions), John Botley of Grendon Underwood, William Hawrupp of Mursley, Mary Jorden of St. James’, Westminster, (at Hanslop), and Thomas Williamson and Joseph Saffwell, both of Newport Pagnell.

Memorandum that John Johnson, Isaac Beddall, William Dawney, Henry Eeles, and John Hawkes, bailiffs of the hun- dreds of Newport, Chiltern, Aylesbury, Cottesloe, and Ashenden respectively, took the oaths prescribed by the acts of 27 Elizabeth, c. 12, and 1 William and Mary, c. 8.

 

p. 112. Indictments.

William Johnson of Beirton, labourer, for obstructing a watercourse at Aston Clinton.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Thomas Footman of Little Horwood, labourer, for forcible entry into the tenement of Abraham Morris.  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 5/100.)

Joseph Gurney of Linslad, yeoman, Jonathan Chew of Soulbury, and John Sawell of Cheddington, for not doing their statutory work on the highways.  [Gurney fined 6s. Chew 3s., and Sawell 10s.; paid to the highway surveyors.]

Thomas Alexander, Sir Edward Longvile, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for absence from church.  [See note on page 71.]

William Wingrave junior of Chawley in Bradenham and Isaac Carter of Amersham, labourers, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  [Wingrave discharged; see p. 186.]

Jonathan Reading of Amersham, victualler, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.

Edward Chilberry, constable of Taplow, for not bringing in his presentments.

 

p. 113. Presentment of the grand jury.

James Carter of Aston Abbotts for not repairing a highway which runs through his land.  [Discharged on certificate.]

 

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Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for absence from church, and Finch Howes and Ann, his wife, presented for recusancy.

Thomas Parker and Edward Ayres, both of St. Leonards in Aston Clinton, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.

Benjamin Anstee of Newton Longvile “for building a house in Petty Doul Way without four acres of land and without the consent of the Lord of the Mannor; built in October, 1696, and taking in what ground he pleaseth.”

 

p. 114.  Chief constables sworn.

Aylesbury . . . . Joseph Dossett of Princes Risborow and Joseph Goodson of Weston Turvile vice William Verey and Joseph Pedder.

Newport . . . . Joseph Knibb of Hanslopp and Thomas Newman of Simpson vice Richard Parratt and John Good- man.

Buckingham . . James Knight junior of Turweston and Stephen Girden, alias Jourden, of Leckhamstead vice Edward Butterfield and John Woolhead.

Cottesloe . . . . John Sawell of Pightleston and Thomas Short of Hogston vice William Wigg and Richard Bradbury.

Ashenden . . . . John Olliffe of Oveing and John Rider of Long Crendon vice Richard Deely and Edward Taylor.

Stoke . . . . John Weedon of Denham and Thomas Biddle of Colebrooke in Horton vice James Styles and David Perryman.

Desborow . . . . Richard Read of Turfield and William Newell junior of West Wycomb vice Richard Harding and Edward Harding.

 

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Burnham . . . . William Baldwin of Chesham and John Lidgold of Cippenham vice Thomas Worrall and William Jones.

 

Treasurers sworn.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea   William Tyrrell of Hambledon and  Henry Cooley of Ivinghoe, gentleman, vice Henry Franklin and   Richard Sawell.

For the maimed Soldiers   William Baker junior of Weston  Turvile and John Adams of Thornborough, gentleman, vice John Barrabee and Thomas Atwood.

 

pp. 115-117. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aylesbury hundred—

Broughton in Bierton Thomas Burgis and Joseph Radwell vice William Hore and Henry King.

Walton . . . . Robert Barnaby and Thomas Dearing vice John Cox and Thomas Skilman.

Ellesborough . . . . William Taylor and William Allen vice Joseph Parnham and Paking- ton Neighbour.

Monks Risborough . . John Williams and John Smith vice William Aldridge and Richard Monck.

Little Kimbell . . Edward Adams vice John Allen.

Stone . . . . Henry Stonebridge vice Henry Clarke.

Great Missenden . . Richard Thompson and Thomas Bradley vice Charles Dean and Edward Davison.

Little Missenden . . William Taylor, alias Cook, vice Thomas Peirce.

Brandsfee in Little Missenden  James Sale vice Giles Stallion, and John Winslow as tithingman vice John Roberts.

 

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Ashenden hundred—

Brill . . . . William Sargent vice William Wallis.

Nether Winchendon Richard Buckingham vice Thomas Parkins.

Cuddington . . . . Joseph Rosse vice Thomas Lowe.

Wornall . . . . William Cannon vice John Rogers.

Borestall . . . . Christopher King vice Thomas Webb.

Wotton Underwood . . Henry Beacham vice John Parslow.

Oveing . . . . Christopher Reeve vice Joseph Seer.

Hogshaw . . . . Thomas Reeve vice Christopher Dimmock.

Shipton Lee . . Francis Winslow vice John Price.

Studley . . . . Michael Parker vice Richard Coates.

Bottle Cleydon . . John Smith vice William Wilson.

Grendon Underwood William Ward vice William Hide.

Dorton . . . . John Billington vice William Clarke.

Newport hundred—

Newton Longvile . . Thomas Blackhead and Richard Coles Willison vice Geoffrey Hart senior and Geoffrey Hart junior.

Stoney Stratford East Side Richard Cowly vice Robert Edge.

 

Castle Thrupp . . Thomas Truelove vice John Warner.

Fenny Stratford . . John Bradford, glazier, vice Nath- aniel Ashton.

Eaton. . . . . . Richard Carter vice Edward Allen.

Bow Brickill . . Thomas Hall vice Thomas Cook.

Wavendon . . . . Edward Allin vice James Allin.

Simpson . . . . Robert Lucas vice William Slater.

Little Woolston . . Daniel Maples vice William Emerton.

Stoke Hammond . . Samuel Sutton and John Rogers vice Thomas Fountain and Richard Franklin.

Bletchly . . . . Thomas Howse vice Stephen Daniell.

Weston Underwood . . John Willcox vice Edward Smith.

Stoney Stratford West Side Richard Clarege vice Edward Penn.

Great Woolston . . John Dudley vice John Gilpin.

 

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Clifton Raynes . . Samuel Hodell vice Thomas Mayer.

North Crawley . . William Leverett, Thomas Kelloe, and Benjamin Winkles vice Thomas Nash, Thomas Page, and Geoffrey Con.

Haversham . . . . John Marriott vice Samuel Pollard.

Great Linford . . Thomas Cook vice John Lake.

Cole Brafield . . John Keep vice William Bird.

Cottesloe hundred—

Stewkley . . . . Francis Smith vice William Coles.

Swanburne . . . . John Deverell junior and John Haines vice William Beckley and Benjamin Coles.

Wing . . . . Thomas Whatson and John Bull vice John Monday and Simon Rastall.

Abbotts Aston . . Edward Eeling and John Hobbs vice William Arnutt and Henry Whitburn.

Mentmore . . . . Christopher Theed and Francis Sawell vice Geoffrey Bampton and Isaac Sear.

Burnham hundred—

Sippenham . . . . Thomas North vice John Banister. 

East Burnham . . Francis Pond vice Edward Edgson.

Hitcham . . . . Thomas Compton vice Richard Holderness.

Dorney . . . . John Seddin vice William Griffin.

Beconsfield . . . . William Grove junior and Thomas Hore vice Henry Fellowes and Thomas Bryars, and Thomas Plant and Ralph Tayler as tithing- men vice James Dearne and John Harding.

Cheneys . . . . William Dell vice William Cannon.

Taplow . . . . William Aldridge vice Edward

Chilbury.

Desborow hundred—

Bradenham . . . . John Whitburne vice William Wingrave.

 

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Hugendon . . . . John Moreton vice John Fryer.

Hambledon . . . . William Walker and William Mole vice Richard Dormer and John White, and John Bartlett as tithingman vice William Sharpe.

Medmenham . . James Briden vice John Comin.

Ipstone in Turfield . . John Barney of South End and John Wright vice Robert Baldwin and John Dutton, and Isaac Allnott as tithingman vice William Luce.

Hedsor in Little Marlow Moses Medwin vice John Wild.

 

Stoke hundred—

Wexham . . . . William Bavin vice Henry Pulford.

Fulmer . . . . Henry Peirce vice John Allen.

Eton, The Guildables John Bending and Simon Buck vice Silas Seabrough and John Slater, and Alexander Sunderland and John Kendall as tithingmen vice James Archer and Richard Curtis.

Horton . . . . Robert Shackley vice William Russell, and John Lloyd as tith- ingman vice Edward Almond.

Colebrook in Horton Joseph Fulmer vice [Blank].

Chalvey Green in Upton George Smith vice Robert Turner.

 

 

Orders.

pp. 118-119.  Order that the money raised last session should be used to discharging certain sums which had already been authorized to be paid, including £58 for repairs to Ickford Bridge and £20 on account for repairs to Thornborough Bridge.

 

p. 120.  The dispute between Charndon and North Marston was removed into the King’s Bench by writ of certiorari [See p. 90.]

 

Adjournment of the appeal of Binfield, co. Berks., 

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against a warrant removing John Thistlewheat from Westbury.

 

Further reference of the appeal against the rates at Great Linford.

 

p. 121.  Order allowing the appeal of Middleton Keyns against a warrant removing William Leach, Elizabeth, his wife, and William and Sarah, their children, from Weston Underwood.

 

Order allowing the appeal of Edgware, co. Middlesex, against a warrant removing Bryan Pooley, with his wife and two children, from Chesham.

 

The Court was informed that Thomas Read, “who keeps a public Coffee house in the Town of Aylesbury, had in his Custody severall dangerous Pamphletts exposed to reading in his said Coffee house.”  He was sent for to attend the Court and was reprimanded, with a caution not “to take in any scandalous Pamphletts for the future.”  The pamphlets were ordered to be “publickly burnt in the open Markett . . . on the next Markett day att Aylesbury.”

 

p. 122.  The Corporation of Chepping Wycombe shewed the Court that “by their Charter they are not lyable to be charged with this County for the raising of money for Conveying of vagrants,” and it was ordered that “the said Corporation be for the future discharged thereof.”

 

The order of last session concerning vagrants was repeated.  [See p. 89.]

 

p. 123.  In pursuance of the recent Mutiny Act [13 William III, c. 2.], the following rates were set for the billeting of soldiers in the County: “For a Commission Officer of horse, being under the Degree of a Captain, for such Officer’s Diett and small Beer for an Evening and morning, the summe of two shillings, and the like summe for each whole day he stays in the parish, and for Hay and Straw for each

 

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of his horses for each night . . . sixpence.  And for a Commission Officer of Dragoons, being under the Degree of a Captain, for such Officer’s Diett, small Beer, Hay and Straw for his horse for an Evening and morning, the summe of one shilling . . . And for a Commission Officer of Foot under the degree of a Captain, for such Officer’s Dyett and small Beer for an Evening and morning, the summe of one shilling . . . and for Hay and Straw for each of his horses for each night . . . sixpence.  And for a Light Horseman’s Diett and small Beer, and Hay and Straw for his horse for an Evening and morning, the summe of one shilling . . . And for a Dragoon’s dyett and small Beer and . . . horse . . . ninepence . . . And for a foot souldier’s dyett and small Beer . . . fourpence.”  The above order to be dis- tributed to the constables of all market towns and “other great Town . . . where souldiers are like to be Quartered.” [Compare Bucks Sessions Records, Vol. I, pages 380-381.]

 

p. 124.  Usual order as to the carriage of goods by land. [See Vol. 4, p. 369.]

 

p. 125.  Order confirming the usual rates of Servants’ wages, in spite of the previous orders for revision.

 

p. 126.  John Atkins of Penn, Edmund Belson of Hadden- ham, William Savage of Water Stratford, and Thomas Cook of Stoney Stratford, poor debtors in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 14s. 8d., for maintaining Alice Maxfield for thirteen weeks.

 

Thomas Williams of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid 14s. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 127.  Order remitting the fines imposed on William Collett of Wendover, gentleman, and Thomas Davy of Akely, for non-attendance on juries, “in respect to the great Occasions that prevented their attendance.”

 

As “the Queen’s Prisoners in the County Goal . . . 

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complayned to this Court that William Chandler, one of the Bakers to the County Goal, hath abused them both in the Weight and Bakeing of the County Bread, which upon examination in Court is confirmed,” Chandler was dismissed and Joseph Nash of Aylesbury appointed in his place.

 

p. 128.  William Chandler, Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Holton, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £4. 1s. 4d, £5. 9s. 4d, £4. 5s. 6d, and £4. 2s. 10d.  The three first were also to be paid the arrears which had been owing to them since the Michaelmas session.

 

Order referring to certain justices the complaint of Thomas Andrew of Bierton.

 

p. 129.   Indictment confessed.

The conviction of William Johnson [see p. 112].

 

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), and John Beckford (p. 51).

 

Richard Jervais of Haddenham, yeoman, in £20, with James Messenger and Richard Plater, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties in £10 each, to keep the peace towards Thomas Bayley.

Richard Harris of Great Brickill, labourer, in £10, for bastardy.

 

p. 130. Recognizances entered into.

Thomas Denis of Loughton, baker, in £40, with Edward Roberts, yeoman, and Solomon Denis, baker, both of the same, as sureties in £20 each, to appear and answer in respect of the bastard child of Ellen Nicholls.

Thomas Footman of Little Horwood, gentleman, in £40, to appear and answer.

 

Fines and issues.

William Turner and Francis Ingby, both of Wycomb Forrens, Thomas Piddington of Neither Winchendon, and 

 

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Richard Harley of Rowsham, fined £1. 10s. each for non- attendance on juries.

The fine of William Johnson [see p. 112].

 

p. 131. Recognizances discharged.

Thomas Clarke and James Edwards, both of Iver, labourers, Joseph Sheppard of Weedon in Hardwick, yeoman, William Dawney and Thomas Read, both of Aylesbury, innholders, Richard Burridge of Medmenham, woodman, William Phillipps of Great Marlow, yeoman, Jasper Jones of Medmenham, miller, George Hatter and John Marshall, labourers, and Isaac Andrew, butcher, all of Olney, Thomas Denis, baker, and Edward Roberts and John Furnace, yeomen, all of Loughton, Nathaniel Hawkins of Bletsoe, co. Bedford, gentleman, John Ashcrofte and Thomas Barker, both of Bedford, co. Bedford, gentlemen, Joseph Heyward and Charles Barnes, farmers, Mary Taylor, widow, and Robert Crook, labourer, all of Burnham, John Brown of Taplow, yeoman, Thomas Footman, schoolmaster, and Thomas Oakley, yeoman, both of Little Horwood, Thomas Downes, labourer, and Edward Newins senior, butcher, both of Cheddington, William Kemp, Edward Nash, John Treacher, and Thomas Rance, all of Great Missenden, labourers, John Hawes of Brandsfee, labourer, William Dell and Giles Stallion, both of Little Missenden, labourers, Christopher Nash of Hitchenden, labourer, Brightwell Ewstace, Benjamin Smith, Cadwallader Coker senior, and Cadwallader Coker junior, all of Oakley, labourers, and Richard Coles of Muzwell in Piddington, yeoman.

 

pp. 132-134.  [Blank.]

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY, CHEPPING WYCOMBE, CHESHAM,

NEWPORT PAGNELL, AND BUCKINGHAM

16th, and 27th to 30th July, 1702 [1 Anne]

 

p. 135. Jurors for the body of the county.

John Howes of Cheddington, Thomas Brookes of 

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Aylesbury, Michael Wells and Joseph Wells, both of Aston Clynton, William Tompson of Long Crendon, John Horse- man of Towersey, Henry Cogdell of Chesham, James Turney junior of Slapton, William Gaffield of Wingrave, Ralph Coleman and John Emerton, both of Bletchley, John Bradford of Fenny Stratford, Edward Hooton of Newport Pagnell, Joseph Box and John Truelock, both of Marsh Gibbon.

(signed) John Duncombe, esquire, sheriff.

The following were summoned but were not sworn: John Goldsworth of Aylesbury, Thomas Rose and Richard Jarvis, both of Haddenham, Benjamin Bampton of Brill, William Platt of Long Crendon (“absent”), Zachariah Deane of Towersey, John Batchellor of Amersham, John Dollin of Dorney (“not warned”), John Snell of Datchett, Robert Skevington of Newton Blossomvile, Richard Lawton of Hanslopp, and William Baldwyn of Padbury (“absent”). (Sess. R. 5/102, 5/103a, 5/105, 5/106.)

 

Jurors for the case against Thomas Footman.

William Grace, Daniel Harding, William Sturch, Henry Curtis, Thomas Barton, Arthur Smith, Samuel Partridge, William Batt, John Ginger, John Goldsworth, William Illing, and John Harding.  (Sess. R. 5/103, 5/109.)

(signed) John Duncombe, esquire, sheriff.

 

p. 136. Sacrament certificates.

The Rev. Thomas Remington of Stoke Goldington; certified by the Rev. Thomas Banks, D.D., minister, and Henry Finemore and John Carter, churchwardens, of Newport Pagnell, and witnessed by Thomas Withers and Joseph Phillips.  (Sess. R. 5/86.)

Joseph Bell of Aylesbury, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, minister, and John Goldsworth and Matthias Dagnall, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and wit- nessed by Ralph Gladman and Robert Wheeler.  (Sess. R. 5/87.)

The Rev. William Floyer, vicar of Oakley; certified by the Rev. Gervase Widdowes, minister of Brill, and Matthew Allen, churchwarden of Oakley, and witnessed by William Allen.  (Sess. R. 5/88.)

 

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Henry, Lord Shelburne, Fleetwood Dormer, esquire, and Thomas Russon, alderman, all of Chepping Wycombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Winslow, churchwarden, of Chepping Wycombe.  Robert Whitton was witness for Lord Shelburne and Dormer; John Rose, locksmith, and Thomas Wood, carpenter, were witnesses for Russon.  (Sess. R. 5/89, 5/100, 5/101.)

Robert Dormer of Lee Grange in Quainton and Thomas Piggott of Doddershall in Quainton, esquires; certified by the Rev. Benjamin Archer, minister, and Edward Eeles, churchwarden, of Quainton, and witnessed by Arthur Matthews and James Eddleston.  (Sess. R. 5/90, 5/92.)

Hugh Horton of Apsley in Ellesborough, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and John Warde, churchwarden, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by John Sefton and James Syms.  (Sess. R. 5/91.)

Thomas Saunders of Chalfont St. Peters, esquire; certified by the Rev. Thomas Smart, minister, and Christopher Farmer and Thomas Tredaway, churchwardens, of Chalfont St. Peters, and witnessed by William Platt of the same, labourer, and Edward Clarke of the Inner Temple, esquire. (Sess. R. 5/93.)

Johnshall Crosse of Bledlowe, esquire; certified by the Rev. William Stevenson, minister, and James Gomme, churchwarden, of Bledlowe, and witnessed by James Smith, alias Tyler, of Bledlowe and Joseph Francis of Saunderton. (Sess. R. 5/94.)

William, Lord Cheyne, Viscount Newhaven, custos rotulorum, and Winwood Serjeant of Dynton, esquire; certified by the Rev. John Porter, minister, and Joseph Bate, churchwarden, of Drayton Beauchamp, and witnessed by Benjamin Plunkett and John Turner.  (Sess. R. 5/95, 5/99.)

The Rev. Benjamin Reynolds, rector of Hogston; certified by the Rev. Samuel Harrison, minister, and Richard Mundee, churchwarden, of Oving, and witnessed by Jonathan Howes and John Belson.  (Sess. R. 5/96.)

Sir John Verney, Bt., of Middle Cleydon; certified by the Rev. William Butterfield, minister, and Thomas Grimes and John Rose, churchwardens, of Middle Cleydon, 

 

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and witnessed by Thomas Smith and Richard Triplett. (Sess. R. 5/97.)

Thomas Smith of Beconsfield, gentleman; certified by the Rev. William Bramstone, minister, and Philip Pinckney, churchwarden, of St. Clements Danes, and certified by Gilbert Mead and William Eyre, both of Thavies Inn, London, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 5/98.)

The above all also took the statutory oaths.

 

Francis Neale, gentleman, was appointed clerk of the peace by William, Lord Cheyne, the custos rotulorum, and took the oaths contained in 1 William and Mary, c. 21.

 

pp. 137-138.  Oaths of abjuration under 1 Anne, c. 22.

Joshua Adams Matthew Bate

Thomas Alford John Battison

Charles Almond Isaac Beddall

William Alport John Beddall

Nathaniel Anderson Thomas Beddar

Henry Andrewes Thomas Beesly

Matthew Annesley Henry Bell

Benjamin Archer Joseph Bell

John Armstead Thomas Bennington

Edward Aspin Charles Bertie

William Aspin John Blacknell

Samuel Asprey Adam Booker

Henry Atkinson William Burrough (2)

John Baker Thomas Busby

Thomas Banks William Busby

William Barber William Butterfield

William Barbour John Cademan

Richard Bare Samuel Campion

Thomas Barnes John Carpender

John Baron William Carpenter

Richard Barton Daniel Carter

Samuel Barton John Carter

Thomas Barton Neighbour Cassall

Moses Basse William Challoner

Edward Bate Roger Chapman

George Bate Thomas Chapman

 

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James Chase John Ditchfield

John Chater William Dodd

Thomas Cheslyn Fleetwood Dormer

Robert Chevall Robert Dormer

William, Lord Cheyne Henry Drake

William Child Francis Duncombe

Samuel Christie John Duncombe

Nicholas Chybnall Samuel Duncombe

Henry Coker Ralph Eddowes

William Colemare Thomas Edwards

John Coles Henry Eeles

Henry Cooley Thomas Egerton

Thomas Cordell Henry Elliott

Charles Cornish Walter Elliott

Francis Cosyn Philologus Emett

Arthur Crabb Robert Eskrigg

John Cranwell James Etheridge

Richard Crawley Richard Evans

Robert Creed Thomas Evans

John Cripes Thomas Eyre

John Croft Thomas Fellowe

Alexander Croke Robert Fish

Edward Croke James Floyde

William Croke William Floyer

Johnshall Crosse Peircy Fody

Henry Curtis Thomas Forster

Henry Dancer Samuel Foster

Thomas Dancer William Foster

George Dandridge Bernard Franck

Samuel Dashwood Henry Francklyn (2)

John Davyes John Francklyn

Philip Davyes Simon Freeman

Stephen Davyes Abraham Freeston

William Dawney Ignatius Fuller

Edward Dayrell Robert Gaynesford

John Deacle William Gerrard

Theophilus Delafield Samuel Gettyward

Thomas Dewberry John Gidley

David Dinconson Richard Ginger

Matthew Disney Ralph Gladman

 

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Charles Godfrey Arthur Hood

Thomas Godfrey James Hope

John Gold Hugh Horton

William Goldar Clement Hunt

Peter Goldsworth Richard Ingoldesby

Robert Goodson Edward Jenkinson

William Gower John Jenkyns

Francis Greene John Johnson

George Grove William Johnson

John Grove William Jones

John Grymes Robert Jony (2)

William Gyles Thomas Kent

Nicholls Hackett Charles King

John Hall Thomas King

Thomas Hall Isaiah Knibb

Dennis Hampson John Knight

Thomas Hanslapp Edward Lane

Jonas Harding John Lane

Francis Harris Joseph Lavington

John Harrison Ralph Lawton

Samuel Harrison William Lea

Edward Hart William Leverett

William Harvey Francis Ligoe

Edward Hassell Thomas Ligoe

Ralph Haswell John Littlejohn

Richard Hatch Robert Littler

John Hawkes Joseph Lloyde

William Hay Isaac Loddington

John Hearne Peter Longwith

Samuel Heart James Lucas

James Herbert John Maccascree

Jasper Heyward James Maddocks

Henry Hibbins Richard Major

Roger Hill John Manning

Robert Hitchcock Thomas Mason

Roger Hitchcock Richard Mayhoe

Edward Hoare Simon Mayne

Matthew Hobbs Francis Meade

Joshua Hodgkyns Thomas Meade

William Holloway Thomas Meller

 

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Henry Mills Roger Price

John Mitchell Francis Pryor

Richard Morgan Richard Purchas

Henry Munday William Randolph

William Musson Timothy Ransome

Francis Neale John Revys

John Neale Benjamin Reynolds

Robert Nevill Philip Robinson

Edward Newboult Thomas Roe

William Newboult John Rose

John Newens Richard Rose

William Nicholls George Rowland

Jos. Nicholson Isaac Rushworth

Anthony Norman Thomas Russen

William Norman William Salisbury

George North John Sambee

Charles Nurse Thomas Sanders

William Nutkins (2) Edward Sands

Thomas Oldys Richard Saxby

John Ollyffe John Seabrooke

Charles Palmer Leonard Sedgewyck

Joseph Palmer Winwood Serjeant

John Parkins Henry Seymour

Ralph Patefield John Seymour

John Pateman Henry, Lord Shelburne

Roger Paynter Thomas Shephard

William Pelham Thomas Sheppard

Thomas Pendon Thomas Shilbarne

Roger Penn Ferdinand Shrimpton

Samuel Pepys William Shrimpton

John Perrott Peter Silver

Richard Perrott Francis Sleap

Joseph Picard Thomas Smart

John Piddington Arthur Smith

Richard Piddington Richard Smith (2)

Thomas Piggott James Springall

John Pilkington Richard Stace

William Pomfrett John Stannard

John Porter Samuel Starman

John Price (2) Thomas Stevens

 

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John Stevenson William War

William Stevenson Matthias Ward

John Sturch Thomas Ward

William Sturch John Warner (2)

William Sympson William Watts

Robert Tash Thomas Webb

Jonathan Taylor Samuel Wells

John Tebbott William White

John Thurbarne Robert Whitton

Thomas Tingey William Wightwick

John Tipping Geoffrey Wild

Francis Tirere Leonard Wilkins

John Todd Thomas Williams

John Tomkins Joseph Willys

Robert Townesend Francis Willyson

Stephen Townesend John Wittewrong

Samuel Tripp Alexander Wood

Joseph Turner Thomas Wood

John Tyringham Francis Woodcock

Maximilian Van Namen Henry Worster

John Verney William Wotton

Thomas Wagstaffe John Wyatt

Thomas Wainwright John Yate

William Walker

 

p. 139.  The following houses were registered as meeting houses: “a New Built House commonly called the Quakers meeting house in Olney,” the house of William Meade junior of Horton in Edlesborough, and the house of John Morris of Cuddington.  (Sess. R. 5/57, 5/58.)

 

The following persons took the oath as deputy lieutenants, in accordance with the act of 13 and 14 Charles II, c. 3: Sir John Verney, Bt., Henry, Lord Shelburne, Thomas Piggott, Edward Bate, Roger Price, and Francis Duncombe, esquires.

 

p. 140. Convictions of swearers.  (Sess. R. 5/41 to 5/55.)

James Hazell of Steeple Cleydon, gentleman, Richard 

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Peirce, Charles Peirce, and John Greene, all of Whitchurch, labourers, Nicholas Grainge senior, Nicholas Grainge junior, William Goldar junior, Richard Foster, victualler, Francis Funge, Rowen Gibbs, and John Stratton junior, all of Aston Clynton, Francis Woodcock senior, John, son of Joan Mayden, Captain Robert Cheyne, John Southwell, William Todd, James Footman, William Collier, John Bone, Thomas Chilton, Thomas Dawney, William Welch, Zachariah Whittmell, Richard Kempster, labourer, John Clarke, and Robert Osborne, all of Aylesbury, Henry Lathwell of Cublington, Francis Whitchott of Bellingdon, esquire, Joseph Bracey of Ellesborough, Edward Grove of Chesham, Richard Playstow of Weston Turvile, and John Allen of Little Kimble, for one “prophane oath or curse.”

James Bird of Padbury, carrier, Thomas Reynolds junior of Great Kimble, and Francis Boane of Weston Turvile, for two oaths.

John Kempster of Catt Street in Aylesbury, Samuel Shrimpton junior of Dynton, and Thomas Grove of Iver, husbandman, for three oaths.

William Basse of Dynton, labourer, for four oaths.

William North of Wendover, yeoman, John Loosely of Princes Risborough, and Isaac Carter of Agmondesham, labourer, for five oaths.

John Loosely and Charles Hoare, both of Princes Risborough, for being drunk.

 

p. 141. Indictments.

Isabel Hollis, widow, Elizabeth Hollis, spinster, and Mary Hollis, spinster, all of West Wiccombe, for rioting and assaulting Ann, wife of John Harding, at Chepping Wiccombe. [Fined 6s. 8d. each.]

John Vaughan, Samuel Ransom, and James Dancer, all of Princes Risborough, for rioting and breaking the windows of the house of Abraham Besouth.  [Removed by certiorari.]

William Harding of Wooburne for “rescuing” a horse from Thomas Weedon.

William Greene of Cublington for assaulting Alice, wife of Edward Anstee.  (Sess. R. 5/104.)

 

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Indictment ignored by the grand jury.

Francis Smith and Arthur Smith, both of Great Horwood, glaziers, for assaulting Mary, wife of William Franklin.  (Sess. R. 5/104.)

 

Presentment of the grand jury.

The Rev. Joseph Willis of St. Leonards for taking away “the stones and flints gathered by the inhabitants of Aston Clynton for the repair of the Queenes Highways.”  (Sess. R. 5/68.)

 

Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, [Mary] Tipper, John Mawbey, [Ann] Mawbey, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.]  (Sess. R. 5/76, 5/83.)

Edward Ayres of St. Leonards in Aston Clynton and William Sawyer of Braddenham for keeping unlicensed ale- houses.  [Sawyer discharged; see p. 220.]  (Sess. R. 5/75, 5/83.)

The constables of Shenley for not bringing in their presentments or their quarteridge money.  (Sess. R. 5/70.)

Bartholomew Adams of Pightleston for “digging upp and carryeing away a Bound Baulke, being a Land marke betweene the Land of Mr. Thomas Draper in the Moore Feild.”  (Sess. R. 5/69.)

 

p. 142. Petty constables sworn.  (Sess. R. 5/33 to 5/40.)

Great Marlowe . . Silvester Lawe vice Richard Hotham.

Burneham . . . . John Nash senior vice Thomas Poole.

Sherrington . . . . Daniel Broughton vice James Cook.

Bledlowe . . . . Edward Sale vice Moses Mallory.

Bledlowe Ridge . . Nicholas Weston vice John Raunce.

Astwood . . . . Simon Currey vice Abraham Kellowe.

Ludgershall . . . . Thomas George vice Richard Shurley

Hanslopp . . . . Christopher Saxby vice John Tebbott.

Braddenham . . Richard Billing vice John Whitborne. 

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Orders.

The surveyors of Soulbury, Halton, Weston Turvile, Great Kimble, and Stoke Mandevile authorized to raise 6d. rates for the repair of their highways.

 

Isaac Beddall, bailiff of the hundreds of Chiltern, fined 6s. 8d. for omitting to warn John Dollyn of Dorney for service on a jury.

 

p. 143.  Order allowing the appeal of Cold Aston, alias Aston Sandford, against a warrant removing Mary Jones, spinster, from “the parish of the Lee.”  (Sess. R. 5/67.)

 

Order allowing the appeal of Tring, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing William Aldridge, with his wife and child, from Great Missendon.  (Sess. R. 5/66.)

 

A certain John Thorpe, a carpenter, unmarried, and “destitute of an habitation,” met with an accident owing to the fall of a tree as he was passing through Little Hampden Woods on his way from Great Hampden, where he had been working at his trade.  As his injuries were serious, he was taken to the victualling house of Thomas Fountayne in Wendover in order that he might have “the constant attendance of an able Chyrugeon.”  Fountayne now complained to the Court that he could not get any satisfaction for all his expenses from the officers of Little Hampden or Wendover, and that Thorpe was still with him, for want of a proper order for his settlement.  The Court ordered the overseers of Wendover to pay all Fountayne’s costs and to obtain an order for the settlement of Thorpe.

 

p. 144.  Adjournment of the appeal of Chalfont St. Peter against a warrant removing Ann, the infant daughter of John Ives, labourer, from Chesham.  [See p. 160.]

 

Adjournment of the appeal of Binfield, [co. Berks], against a warrant removing John Thistlewheate from Westbury.

 

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Adjournment of the appeal of Taplowe against a warrant removing Abraham Morris and his wife from Little Horwood.

 

John Rose, Matthew Annesley, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

p. 145.  Order that Henry Munday, the bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, should in future be paid his salary of £30 without the deduction of £10 to John Christmasse, which was ordered when he was appointed.  [See Vol. 4, p. 243.] (Sess. R. 5/65.)

 

The overseers of Buckingham complained that “a certaine Child borne att Breda beyond the Seas was Left by the Father thereof att Buckingham . . . where the said Father, as a Vagrant and Wandring Seaman, was taken upp and Imprest for her Majesties Service by vertue of an Order of Councell,” and that the child was now chargeable to the parish.  The Court ordered that the child should in future be maintained at the cost of the County.

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 12s. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for twelve weeks.

 

Order for the discharge from gaol of John Godman, who was committed for “threatening to fire his mother’s house.”  (Sess. R. 5/60.)

 

Order that “noe order shall be made or any sume or sumes of money given or paide out of the County Stock for the future . . . unless a publick motion be made or a Petition delivered for the same in Open Court the first day of every such Sessions.”

 

Order for the return of all jury lists.  (Sess. R. 6/1.)

 

p. 146.  John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, was successful in his petition to be restored to his position as an apothecary to the gaol.  He stated that “for tenn yeares together hee had supplyed the Prisoners in the 

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County Goale with medecynes and other applications, that about three yeares last past hee was discharged thereof, that hee had ventured his Life in administring to the prisoners when there was a very infectious fever rageing in the Goale, [and] that he never neglected his duty to the prisoners or ever gave any just Cause for his being removed.”  (Sess. R. 5/61.)

 

Elizabeth Ball, widow, and Martha Howe, both of Chesham, poor debtors in the gaol, to be admitted to allow- ances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 5/62, 5/64.)

 

John Hawkes of Aylesbury, who was committed in respect of the bastard child of Elizabeth Godman of Grove, spinster, to be discharged as it appeared, from the evidence of Edward Parrish, that he had now given security to indemnify the parish.

 

Order for the adjournment of the session for the convenience of “severall persons residing in this County whoe are obliged to take the Oath of Abjuration [and] by reason of theire greate age and other infirmityes cannott nor are not able to travell to this present Sessions.”  The session was to be adjourned as follows: on the 27th July, to the Town Hall at Chepping Wiccombe; on the 28th July, to the Town Hall at Chesham; on the 29th July, to the Sarazen’s Head at Newport Pagnell,” in the Greate Roome there”; and on the 30th July, to the Town Hall at Buckingham.

 

James Carter of Aston Abbotts discharged from the indictment against him for not repairing part of the highway from Cublington to Whitchurch, upon producing a justices’ certificate that the work had now been done.  [See p. 113.] (Sess. R. 5/59.)

 

p. 147.   Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Thomas Barton, Thomas Oakley, Henry Curtis, Roger Adams, Samuel Foster, Arthur Smith, and William Viccars [see p. 84], Joseph Gurney and Jonathan 

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Chew [see p. 112], William Greene, Isabel Hollis, Elizabeth Hollis, and Mary Hollis [see p. 141], and the acquittal of Thomas Footman [see p. 112].

 

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whalley (Vol. 5, p. 417), John Beckford (p. 51), Edward Porter (p. 105), Richard Jervys and Richard Harris (p. 129).

Joseph Delafield of West Wiccombe, blacksmith, in £20, with William Hudson of the same as surety in £10, for his good behaviour.

 

p. 148.   Recognizances entered into.

Thomas Dennys for bastardy [see p. 130].

John Vaughan and Samuel Ransome, both of Princes Risborough, labourers, in £40 each to appear and answer.

 

Recognizances for keeping alehouses.

Thomas Parker of Aston Clinton, victualler, in £10, with John Hawkes of Aylesbury, tailor, and John Kempster of Catt Street in Aylesbury, labourer, as sureties in £5 each.  (Sess. R. 5/28.)

William Courtnell of Cuddington, shopkeeper, with Theophilus Delafield of Princes Risborough and Edmund Brown of Aylesbury as sureties.  (To sell “brandy and other distilled liquors”).  (Sess. R. 5/29.)

Joshua Young of Wendover, victualler, with George Meade and John Meade, both of Wendover, turners, as sure- ties.  (Sess. R. 5/30.)

Daniel Broughton, of Sherington, victualler, with Robert Addams, yeoman, and John Ruddy, baker, both of the same, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

Richard Winch, Trew Blew, and Richard Martin, all of Little Brickhill, victuallers.  They acted as sureties for each other.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

John King of Little Brickhill, victualler, with Henry Woodland of the same and William Goodwin of Broughton, yeomen, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

Nathaniel Shun of Eaton, victualler, with John Edwin 

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of Fenny Stratford, tailor, and Francis Tomson, of Newton Longvile as sureties.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

John Moore of Broughton, victualler, with Henry Buttivant of Broughton, labourer, as surety in £10.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

Matthew Annesley of Newport Pagnell, victualler, with John Barnes, gentleman, and Nicholas Randal, both of the same, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 5/85.)

 

Fines and issues.

William Platt of Long Crendon and William Baldwyn of Padbury fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 147.

 

p. 149. Recognizances discharged.

John Buckmaster, victualler, William Glenister, gentle- man, and John Collins, all of Pightleston, George Carpenter, labourer, and John Newens, butcher, both of Ivinghoe, Robert Dean, blacksmith, and Thomas Dean, weaver, both of Great Marlowe, Thomas Costyn, husbandman, and Thomas Windmill, labourer, both of Northall, William Greene, yeo- man, and Edward Anstee, cordwainer, both of Cublington, Arthur Smith of Little Horwood, husbandman, Richard Missendon of Great Horwood, cordwainer, Daniel Hamms, husbandman, John Harrison and Thomas Taylor, all of Winslowe, Humphrey Peters, barber, Daniel Porter, hus- bandman, Charles Very, butcher, and Simon Freeman, gentleman, all of Chesham, Isabel Hollis, widow, and Eliza- beth and Mary Hollis, spinsters, all of West Wiccombe, John Dennys, baker, and Fulke Burton, labourer, both of Loughton, Edward Roberts of Shenly, labourer, Richard Tapping, yeoman, and Thomas Spooner, both of Winslowe, Jonas Smith of Beirton, John Hoare, yeoman, and Joseph Goodspeed, both of Stoke Mandevile, Joseph Parneham of Ellesborough, John Allen of Little Kimble, Henry Costard and John Smith, both of Monks Risborough, John Hawkes, William Lee, William Dawney, and William Spencer, all of Aylesbury, William Townesend of Cuddington, John Mustowe junior of Hulcott, John Cunningham and Thomas Knight, both of Sherrington, Thomas Hollys junior, Thomas 

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Hollys senior, and William Church, all of Hanslopp, Matthew Hobbs, John Oxlade, and Thomas Hobbs, all of Great Marlowe, Benjamin Kentish, John Chasely, carpenter, and John Restall, all of Agmondisham, Thomas Reynolds senior Thomas Reynolds junior, Michael Andrews, John Tapping, Joseph Francklyn, and Willam Moase, all of Great Kimble, John Vaughan, Richard Cox, Thomas Ran- some, Samuel Ransome, Timothy Ransome, and Francis Gurney, all of Princes Risborough, Eustace Coles senior and Robert Coles, both of Turvile, Eustace Coles of Henley, co. Oxford, John Coles of Foster Lane, London, Joseph Gates and John Doe, both of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Frayle, Richard Miles, John Lingfield, William Simfield and Thomas Weston, all of Little Brickhill.  (And see Sess. R. 5/1 to 5/27, 5/31,5/32.)

 

End of this session (signed), Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

 

pp. 150-152.  [Blank].

 

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following persons: John Tripp of Long- wyck, George Hayes, labourer, and Henry Watkins, wheel- wright, both of Wendover, Thomas Boorne of Bledlow, victualler, Thomas Parker senior of Aston Clinton, labourer, Thomas Saul, constable of Hanslopp, William Smith, yeo- man, and Edward Tompkins, labourer, both of Newton Longvile, Richard Wells of Simpson, higler, George Baldwyn of Stoney Stratford, labourer, James Hill of Gawcott, labourer, Henry Grace of Bletchley, labourer, William George of Twiford, labourer, Robert Underwood of Thornborough, labourer, Joseph Cobb of Beachampton, labourer, Thomas Noar of Ivinghoe, yeoman, Richard Dale, labourer, and William Aldermanton, yeoman, both of Great Horwood, John Cooper junior of Whitchurch, brewer, John Tipper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Salden in Muresly, Thomas Barton, Thomas Oakely, Arthur Smith, John Waters, and Thomas 

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Waters, husbandmen, Henry Curtice, yeoman, Roger Adams, gentleman, Samuel Foster, clerk, and William Viccars junior, labourer, all of Little Horwood, Charles Curle, sur- veyor of Stewkley, Thomas Tomlins and John Jones, both of Great Horwood, labourers, Thomas Adams of Westcott, yeoman, Thomas Taylor of Iver, labourer, Thomas Parratt, labourer, and Mary, wife of Richard Harding, clothier, both of Chesham, Robert Bradley of Little Marlow, gardener, John Eldridge of Medmenham, gentleman, Edward Chil- berry, constable of Taplow, Isaac Carter, labourer, and Jonathan Reading, victualler, both of Amersham.  [No endorsement].  (Sess. R. 5/107.)

 

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following persons: Thomas Alexander of Aylesbury, labourer, Finch Howes of Bierton and Ann, his wife, Thomas Parker and Edward Ayres, both of St. Leonards in Aston Clynton, Sir Edward Longvile, Bt., of Wolverton, Bennet Anstee of Newton Longvile, Joseph Gurney of Linslade, yeoman, Jonathan Chewe of Soulbury, labourer, John Sawell of Cheddington, labourer, James Carter of Aston Abbotts, husbandman, and William Wingrave junior of Bradenham.  [No endorsement.]  (Sess. R. 5/108.)

 [From vol. 8]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

16th July, 1702 [1 Anne]

Sess. R. 6/100.

Removal Order of Anne Ives, daughter of John Ives, late of Chalfont St. Peter, labourer, deceased, and Jane his wife, “who is now wife of Stephen Hall of Chesham, labourer”, from Chesham to Chalfont st. Peter.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 337)

 

Writs

Sess. R. 6/105.

Jury writ.

Sess. R. 6/80.

Writ of venire facias.  (See Appendix)

Sess. R. 6/81.

Writ of capias.  (see Appendix)

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT CHESHAM AND AYLESBURY

8th and 17th October, 1702 [1 Anne]

 

p. 153. Jurors for the body of the county.

William Blackwell, Robert Reynolds, Ephraim Holt, Daniel Saunders, John Baker, Richard Blackwell, William Mayne junior, William Bampton, Richard Barton, Robert Grainge junior, John Theed junior, William Adams, Thomas Curle junior, John Peele, Daniel Anderson, Thomas Denham, and Richard Widmer.  (Sess. R. 6/13.)

(signed) John Duncombe, esquire, sheriff.

 

pp. 154-155.  Sacrament certificates.

Robert Gaynsford, William Lowndes, and John Price, all 

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of Chesham, esquires; certified by The Rev.  William Hay, vicar, and William Twitchell, churchwarden, of Chesham, and witnessed by William Hill, gentleman, and Ferdinand Cherington, apothecary.  (Sess. R. 6/14, 6/60, 6/64.)

Richard Beke of Hartwell, esquire; certified by the Rev. Alexander Croke, minister, and Francis Horton, church- warden, of Hartwell, and witnessed by Richard Lee and William Payne.  (Sess. R. 6/15.)

Thomas Piggott of Doddershall, esquire; certified by the Rev. Benjamin Archer, minister, and Edward Eeles, church- warden, of Quainton, and witnessed by Arthur Matthews and Simon Shriefe.  (Sess. R. 6/16.)

John Sefton, gentleman, and John Thurbarne, esquire, serjeant-at-law, and Hugh Horton, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and James Smith and John Wade, churchwardens, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by John Probert, gentleman, Robert Cawdery, yeoman, and James Syms.  (Sess. R. 6/17, 6/54, 6/55.)

Ralph Heswell, gauger of excise; certified by the Rev. Thomas Webb, minister, and Henry Meade and Edward Ward, churchwardens, of Princes Risborough, and witnessed by Joseph Ward and Hester Ward.  (Sess. R. 6/18.)

Francis Neale and Thomas Shilburne, both of Ivinghoe, and John Maccaseree of Ashridge, gentleman; certified by the Rev. George Burghope, minister, and Thomas Thorne, churchwarden, of Little Gaddesdon, co. Hertford, and witnessed by each other.  (Sess. R. 6/19 to 6/21.)

Edward Bates of Maids Moreton and John Woodfine of Chalkmore in Ratcliffe, esquires; certified by the Rev. Matthew Bates, minister, and William Scott and Thomas Robotham, churchwardens, of Maids Moreton, and witnessed by Henry Saunders, Charles Mold, and Nicholas Merwin. (Sess. R. 6/22, 6/63.)

Edward Hart of Brill, esquire, Thomas Coles of Ickford, gentleman, and Roger Paynter, gauger of excise; certified by the Rev. Gervase Widdowes, minister, and Joseph Eeles and Peter Baker, churchwardens, of Brill, and witnessed by each other.  (Sess. R. 6/23, 6/24, 6/27 to 6/30.)

John Tyrringham of Nether Winchendon, esquire; certified by the Rev. Francis Freer, minister, and Thomas 

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Piddington, churchwarden, of Nether Winchendon, and witnessed by Brightwell Hollyman and Richard Buckingham. (Sess. R. 6/25, 6/26.)

Thomas Shefford of Olney, gentleman, Samuel Christie, esquire, and Ralph Lawton and John White, gentlemen, all of Newport Pagnell, and Sir John Wittewronge, Bt., of Stanton Bury; certified by the Rev. Thomas Banks, minister, and John Carter and Henry Finemore, churchwardens, of Newport Pagnell, and witnessed by each other.  (Sess. R. 6/31 to 6/34, 6/37, 6/39, 6/42.)

Roger Chapman of Caldecott and Francis Duncombe of Broughton, esquires; certified by the Rev. Adam Booker, minister, and John Page, churchwarden, of Broughton, and witnessed by each other and William Goodwin.  (Sess. R. 6/35, 6/36.)

Henry Andrews of Lathbury, esquire; certified by the Rev. Robert Creed, minister, and Anthony Kent and William Pinkard, churchwardens, of Lathbury, and witnessed by Henry Barker and William Barker. (Sess. R. 6/38.)

Johnshall Crosse of Bledlowe, and Winwood Sergeant and Simon Mayne, both of Dynton, esquires; certified by the Rev. William Watts, minister, and William Adeane, church- warden, of Dynton, and witnessed by Ephraim Holt and Richard Stanley.  (Sess. R. 6/40, 6/41, 6/49.)

John Duncombe of the Stocks, Aldbury, co. Hertford, and Richard Harcourt and Simon Harcourt, both of Pendley, co. Hertford, esquires; certified by the Rev. Richard Wood, minister, and John Olliffe, churchwarden, of Aldbury, and witnessed by each other.  (Sess. R. 6/43, 6/44, 6/53.)

Richard Stace of Wendover, esquire; certified by the Rev. Thomas Dolben, vicar, and Thomas Darvall and Daniel Hunt, churchwardens, of Wendover, and witnessed by Francis Sheldon and Nathaniel Poynter.  (Sess. R. 6/45.)

William Busby, esquire, and Charles Palmer, M.D., both of Aylesbury, and James Heywood, Thomas Poole, and Alexander Wood, gaugers of excise; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, minister, and John Goldsworth, church- warden, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by each other and William Crabb and William Butcher.  (Sess. R. 6/46, 6/65, 6/68.)

Joseph Loveday, gentleman, and Thomas Stevens, 

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mayor, of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Henry Blackwell and Thomas Russin, churchwardens, of Chepping Wiccombe, and wit- nessed by each other and Ambrose Eldridge, gentleman. (Sess. R. 6/47, 6/48.)

Edmund Challoner of Chesham Boys and Roger Penn of Penn, esquires, and William, Lord Cheyne, Viscount Newhaven, custos rotulorum; certified by the Rev. John Hughes, minister, and John How, churchwarden, and witnessed by William Lee, Thomas Ladyman, William Lovett, and John Roberts.  (Sess. R. 6/50 to 6/52.)

Richard Rose of Ledborne and Thomas Ligo of Burcott, esquires; certified by the Rev. John Ditchfield, minister, and George Jordan, churchwarden, of Wing, and witnessed by each other and Daniel Perrott. (Sess. R. 6/56, 6/57.)

William Farrer senior of Cold Brafield, esquire; certified by the Rev. Robert Neville, minister, and Joseph Laughton, churchwarden, of Newton Blossomville, and witnessed by William Salisbury and Henry Bright.  (Sess. R. 6/58.)

Sir Henry Seymour, Bt., of Langley Marish; certified by the Rev. Thomas Jenkinson, minister, and John Aldridge, churchwarden, of Datchett, and witnessed by John Nevill and Robert Swaine.  (Sess. R. 6/59.)

Hugh Boscawen of Horton, esquire; certified by the Rev. Robert Grisedale, minister, and William Webb, church- warden, of St. Martins, Westminster, and witnessed by Charles Redman and George Herd. (Sess. R. 6/61.)

Sir John Verney, Bt., of Middle Cleydon; certified by the Rev. Francis Green, minister, and John Edlin, churchwarden, of East Cleydon, and witnessed by John Markham of Winslow and John Curle of Middle Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 6/62.)

 

The above persons also took the statutory oaths, including that contained in the act of 1 Anne, c. 22, which was also taken by William Cawne.

 

p. 156. Convictions of swearers.

William Spencer and Thomas Ray, both of Aylesbury, and John Cooke of Sympson, for one oath each; John

 

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Barrett [Parrett] of Hanslopp for six oaths.  (Sess. R. 6/6, 6/7.)

 

Indictments.

William Riddle and John Pelsor, churchwardens, and Thomas Dean, constable, of Wooburne, for refusing to execute a justice’s warrant.  [Riddle and Pelsor discharged; Dean fined 3s. 4d.]

Edward Ayres of Aston Clynton and William Sawyer of Braddenham for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  [Sawyer discharged; see p. 220.]

Bartholomew Adams of Pightleston for digging up and removing “a Bound Baulke” [Not guilty].

Joseph Willys of St. Leonards, clerk, for a trespass. [Fined 6d.]

John Bronch of Dorney, gentleman, for assaulting Elizabeth Carter [Not guilty].

John Bedient of West Wiccombe and Elizabeth, his wife, for assaulting William Hodson.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, [Mary] Tipper, John Mawbee, [Ann] Mawbee, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.]

John Beckly and Margaret, his wife, Ann Beckly, widow, William Hodson senior and Hannah, his wife, William Hodson junior, William Noble senior, William Noble junior, Richard Heddington, Ann Peassy, Hannah Briggs, widow, and Thomas Spencer, all of West Wiccombe, Thomas Bray and William Honnor, both of Great Marlowe, for rioting and assaulting John Bedient.  [Noble senior fined £3. 6s. 8d.; Hodson senior, Beckley, and Heddington fined £1 each; the rest discharged.]

 

p. 157. Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.

Edward Ayres of Aston Clynton, and Joan Steward and Thomas Edwards, both of Brill, for keeping unlicensed ale houses.

 

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Anthony Davyes of Brill for a misdemeanour.

Robert Meade of Aylesbury, the under sheriff, for assaulting William Spencer, constable.  [Removed by certiorari.]

Abraham Pryor and William Lee senior, both of Aylesbury, for a nuisance in the highway.

Thomas Spooner, George Knowles, and Robert Squire, all of Winslowe, for keeping disorderly alehouses and for refusing to obey the constable.

Jonathan Readeing of Amersham for keeping a disorderly alehouse.

Zacheus Wigg of Stewkly for a “rescue” and a pound breach.

The constables of Upper Winchendon for not bringing in their presentments.

 

p. 158. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Penn . . . . William Cordwell vice Christopher Bovingdon.

Datchett . . . . Thomas Jackson and William Mere- dew vice James Barringer and Thomas Carter.

Wooburne . . . . Edward Gardner vice Robert Noy, and Christopher Phipp and Christopher Allen as tithingmen vice John Ives and John Pym.

Hanslopp . . . . Christopher Saxby vice Thomas Tebbott.

Drayton Beauchampe William Reynolds vice John Thorneton.

Weston Turvile . . William Browne and William Syred vice Thomas Leach and James Hill.

 

Orders.

 

The churchwardens and overseers of Aylesbury complained that “some particular persons of private capacity in that parish had mett and assembled themselves together . . . and had made illegall rates Assessments . . . and had 

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in a clandestine and secret manner procured such theire rates to be signed.”  Only one of the officers of the parish, namely Matthias Dagnall, a churchwarden, had been present at this meeting and had agreed to the assessments.  The Court ordered that the assessments should be set aside as illegal.  The names of the complainants were John Golds- worth and Thomas Clarke, churchwardens, and Thomas Price, Samuel Phillipps, Thomas Kempster, and John Jorden, overseers.

 

p. 159.  Order for raising £157. 0s 6½d. in the County in accordance with the act of 11 and 12 William III, c. 18. The proportions to be raised in the various hundreds were as follows:

Aylesbury . . . . . . £24. 2s. 6d.

Ashenden . . . . . . £24. 2s. 6d.

Buckingham . . . . . . £14. 0s. 5d.

Cottesloe . . . . . . £24. 12s. 3½d.

Newport . . . . . . £30. 1s. 7d.

Burneham . . . . . . £14. 0s. 10d.

Desborough . . . . . . £12. 15s. 9d.

Stoke . . . . . . £12. 0s. 8d.

The borough and parish of Buckingham and the borough and corporation of Chepping Wiccombe were to be exempt from any assessment in their hundreds.

 

p. 160.  Order dismissing the appeal of Stewkley against a warrant removing Robert Whiteing and Jane, his wife, from Addington.

 

Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of Chalfont St. Peter against a warrant removing Ann, daughter of John Ives, from Chesham.

 

p. 161.  Adjournment of the appeal of Hillesden against a warrant removing Ann Grainge, spinster, from Mursley.

 

Confirmation of a warrant removing William Aldridge, Alice, his wife, and William, their son, from Great Missendon to Hampsted, co. Middlesex.

 

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p. 162.  Certain justices appointed to examine the repairs done to that part of High Bridge near Uxbridge, co. Middle- sex, which lies in the parish of Denham.  They were to report upon the amount of money already spent and to suggest any further work which might be necessary.  In addition it was ordered that the surveyors of Denham should see that “sufficient quantytyes of Gravell be Laide thereon to preserve the planks and timber of the said bridge.”

 

p. 163.  Order that William Miller, John Underwood, and John Clarke, poor debtors in the gaol, should be brought to the Court at the next session to be examined and to take the oath in accordance with the recent act for the relief of poor debtors, 1 Anne, c. 25.  Their creditors were also ordered to appear.  [See pp. 199-201.]

 

p. 164.  Mary Pratt senior and Mary Pratt junior to be continued as bakers of the bread for the gaol.  John Edmonds and Charles Heyward were to take the places of William Holton and Joseph Nash.  Mary Pratt junior was to be paid £8. 0s. 4d. owing to her for supplying bread to the gaol.

 

Certain justices appointed to audit the accounts of the treasurers.

 

Edward Bate, esquire, to be paid £1. 14s. 6d. for money spent by him on repairs to Thorneborough Bridge.

 

p. 165.  The officers of Buckingham to be paid £1. 18s. for maintaining and clothing the poor child born at Breda, and left by her father.  [See p. 145.]

 

Henry Munday, John Rose, and Matthew Annesley, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

p. 166.  “The Court, takeing into theire serious Consideration the great prophanation of the Lord’s day, the too Common practice of Cursing and Swearing, Excess of Drinking, and the Impudent committing of Lewdness and Debauchery, which they are convinced have of Late in- 

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creased, and the Offenders taken Boldness and Encouragement in their wicked practices from the Neglect of putting the Lawes in due Execution by several Officers and Ministers appointed and sworne thereunto; And alsoe her Majesties pious and earnest desire for Redressing and punishing the same in acknowledgment of the Mercies of God of Late vouchsafed to these Kingdoms, and being sensible that the severe Judgments of God have usually fallen upon Nations and Cities persisting in such Impieties,” ordered all officers of the County and all “whoe have any sense either of the honour of God or of the Good of their Country” to do their utmost to enforce the laws against the following offences:

(a) “Swearing and cursing, all prophanation of the Lord’s day, commonly called Sunday.”  Under 21 James I, c. 20, the punishment for the above was a fine of 1s. or three hours in the stocks; whipping if under the age of 12.

(b) Travelling on Sunday.  Punishment, under the same act, fine of £1 or two hours in the stocks for drovers, etc., travelling; fine of 5s or two hours in the stocks for “using a Wherry.”

(c) Selling goods on Sunday.  Punishment, under the same act, forfeiture of goods exposed for sale.

(d) Working on Sunday.  Punishment, under 29 Charles II, c. 7, fine of 5s. or two hours in the stocks.

(e) “Sports and pastimes, and especially by Tippling, and neglecting the Worshipp and Service of God” on Sunday. Punishment, under 1 Charles I, c. 1, fine of 3s. 4d. or 3 hours in the stocks.

(f) “The Loathsome Sin of Drunkenness”  Punishment, under 4 James I, c. 5., fine of 5s. or six hours in the stocks; for the second offence to be bound over, under 21 James I, c. 7.

(g) Tippling.  Punishment, under the two above acts, fine of 3s. 4d. or four hours in the stocks.  Alehouse-keepers to be fined 10s., under 1 James I. c. 9, or, if convicted of drunkenness, to have their licences taken away for three years, under 21 James I, c. 1.

(h) Keeping houses “of debauchery or evil fame.” Offenders to find sureties for their good behaviour; the offence was “indictable and fineable.”

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(i) Unlawful gaming.  The “house keeper” to be fined £2, ordinary frequenters 6s. 8d., but, if “Artificers, Craftmen, or Servants,” £1, under 33 Henry VIII, c. 9.

 

p. 167.  Mr. Thomas Williams of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid £7. 11s. 5d. for medicines supplied to the gaol and for attendance there.

 

p. 168.  Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1 12s. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for twelve weeks, and £2 for clothing her for a year.

 

Thomas Wells, a. poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

William Holton and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £7 9s. and £7 12s. 8d.

 

Order for the bastard child born in the gaol to Jane Whitbread, a prisoner committed for felony, to be maintained at the charge of the County and to be given the same allowance as Alice, daughter of Catherine Maxfield, who was also born in the gaol.

 

p. 169.  Thomas Newman and Joseph Knibb, the chief constables for Newport, to be paid £32 7s. 6d. for passing vagrants.

 

Confirmation of a maintenance order against Thomas Dennys of Loughton, baker, in respect of the bastard son of Eleanor Nicholls of Loughton.

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Aylesbury against a warrant removing John Thorpe from Wendover.

 

p. 170.  The surveyors of Colebrooke in Horton authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

 

Order allowing the appeal of Great Marlowe against a warrant removing Mary James from Taplowe.

 

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p. 171.  Order dismissing the appeal of Taplowe against a warrant removing Abraham Morris and Grace, his wife, from Little Horwood.

 

p. 172.  Simon Freeman of Chesham, gentleman, to be committed to gaol, on the deposition of Richard Winter- bourne, in default of finding sureties to appear and answer charges for deserting his family and for threatening his wife, Catherine.  [See p. 202] (Sess. R. 6/4, 7/1.)

 

Order that Mr. Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, should in future be handed over the balances which remained with the treasurers after their accounts had been audited, and should act as the receiver of the County stock.

 

p. 173.  Order remitting the fine imposed upon Richard Carter for non-attendance on a jury.

 

Mary Hyatt, committed for threatening to set on fire the house of Thomas Lavender of Newport Pagnell, to be discharged from gaol for want of a prosecutor.  Mary Lavender, Mary Strudwick, and Elizabeth Price would have been witnesses if the case had proceeded.  (Sess. R. 6/3.)

 

William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, both of Fenny Strat- ford, to be detained in gaol for wounding Anthony Rutley and John Sergeant.  (Sess. R. 6/3.)

 

Order extending the recognizance of Thomas Dennys.

 

p. 174.  The cases against John Vaughan, Samuel Ransom, and James Dancer removed into the Queen's Bench by writ of certiorari.  The writ was produced by Mr. Robert Meade, the under sheriff.  [See p. 141].

 

The following officers of excise took the oaths required by the act of 15 Charles II, [c. 11]: Thomas Poole, gentleman, supervisor; James Heyward, Alexander Wood, John White, 

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Ralph Lawton, Thomas Shefford, Roger Paynter, and Ralph Hassell, gaugers.

 

p. 175.   Indictments confessed and traversed.

Robert Meade, the under-sheriff, fined 10s. for being absent from the Court.

The convictions of William Hodson, William Noble senior, John Beckly, Richard Heddington, John and Mar- garet Bedient, Thomas Dean, and Joseph Willys [see p. 156].

 

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whalley (Vol 5, p. 417), John Beckford (p. 51), Richard Jervas and Richard Harris (p. 129), Thomas Dennys (p. 130), and Joseph Dalafield (p. 147).

Wheatley Horsley of Stonny Stratford, labourer, in £10, for his good behaviour.

John Cooke of Simpson, labourer, in £20, to keep the peace towards Charity Horton.

 

p. 176. Recognizances entered into.

Simon Freeman of Chesham, gentleman, in £40, to keep the peace towards Catherine, his wife.

John Blewe of Carrington, co. Bedford, John Sawell, gentleman, and Bartholomew Adams, husbandman, both of Pightleston, and John Bronch of New Windsor, co. Berks, in £40 each, to appear and answer.

John Vaughan of Princes Risborough, labourer, in £40, with Robert Meade, gentleman, and Francis Woodcock, yeoman, both of Aylesbury, as sureties in £20 each, for the appearance of Vaughan, Samuel Ransom, and James Dancer in the Queen’s Bench.

 

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 175.

 

p. 177. Recognizances discharged.

Thomas Dean, John Bewley, and Robert Gilbert, all 

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of Wooburne, Richard Burntwood and Robert Gilbert, both of Upton, innholders, John Chapman of Haddenham, mason, William Hatley junior and William Hatley senior, hatters, and Thomas Reade, innholder, all of Aylesbury, John Towne of Princes Risborough, yeoman, Richard Loosely of Somerleys, yeoman, Samuel Wade of Calverton, yeoman, John Cordwell, husbandman, and James Lamborne, both of Great Marlow, John Buyant, tailor, and John Delafell, blacksmith, both of Westwiccombe, Joseph Parrett and Gilbert Panter, butchers, and William Hillyer, yeoman, all of Hanslopp, John Bronch of New Windsor, co. Berks, gentleman, Matthew Widmore of Maydenhead, co. Berks, tanner, John Goldwyn, farrier, John Kendall, victualler, and Henry Mowday, farmer, all of Eaton, Henry Baall of Burneham, farmer, William Noble, Moses Jerry, Henry Shank, tailor, William Hodson, William Lazenby, baker, William Tilberry, carpenter, John Beckley, baker, Thomas Hastor, tanner, and Moses Beckley, shoemaker, all of West- wiccombe, John Smith of Monks Risborough, labourer, Edward Tilberry of Great Kimble, yeoman, and Thomas Dean of Wooburne, labourer.

 

End of this session, (signed) Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

 

p. 178.   [Blank].

 

Calendar for the bridewell at Chepping Wycombe.

John Rose, the bridewell-keeper, stated that he had John Hilton committed to his custody on the 1st September for twenty days for being an idle apprentice, and Francis Cooker, another apprentice, on the 16th September, for spoiling his master’s goods, who was still detained.  (Sess. R. 6/2.)

 

Warrant for the arrest of Henry Mowday and John Goldwin, both of Eton, for assaulting Humphrey, son of William Watson, gentleman.  They were apprehended, and released on bail, with John Kendale of Eton and Henry Ball of Burnham as sureties.  (Sess. R. 6/5.)

 

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Informations.

By John Chapman of Haddenham, mason, that Thomas Read, landlord of the King's Head at Aylesbury, on the second day of the election of the Knights of the Shire, as- saulted him at the inn.  Witnesses were James Friday, Gabriel Barnard of Haddenham, carpenter, and the wife of [Blank] Egleton.  (Sess. R. 6/8.)

By Ann Frampton of Fenny Stratford, that John Cook of Simpson met Charity Houghton in the street at Fenny Stratford and called her “a bridewell whore.”  (Sess. R. 6/9.)

By James Wren and Gilbert Panter, both of Hanslope, that Joseph Parrett spoke scandalously of Colonel Mountjoy Mortimer, calling him “a cheating rogue” and “pitiful dogg.”  (Sess. R. 6/10.)

 

Petition.

By Thomas Barnwell, the deputy sheriff, to be repaid the expenses incurred by him in attending several times at the Court on account of the refusal of Richard Alkin, who was appointed sheriff in succession to John Lee, to take up his duties until the Easter Session, 1697.  (Sess. R. 6/12.)

 

[ From vol. 8]

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT CHESHAM

8th October, 1702.  [1 Anne]

Sess. R. Jurors for the body of the county.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II.

6/82. p. 343)

Removal Orders concerning Robert Whiteing and Sess. R. Jane his wife, Ann Grainge (Grennop) and William 6/95-98. Aldridge, Alice his wife, and William their son.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 349)

Sess. R. The maintenance order against Thomas Dennys, in

6/94 respect of the bastard child of Eleanor Nicholls.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 352)

Sess. R. Removal Orders concerning John Thorpe and Mary

6/99, James, and the order for costs against the parish 101, 102. of Taplow.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 352)

Sess. R. The petitions of Thomas Wells and Alexander 6/103, 104. Olliffe.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 352)

Recognizances extended.

Sess. R. Wheatley Horsley and John Cooke.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II,

6/91, 93. p. 354)

Recognizance entered into.

Sess. R. Simon Freeman.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 354) 6/87.

Recognizances discharged.

Sess. R. William Hatley junior, with William Hatley senior, 6/83. as surety, to keep the peace towards James Jordan  of Aylesbury, brazier, and to appear.

Sess. R. Thomas Read to answer for assault on John Chapman 6/84. of Haddenham, yeoman.

Sess. R. John Towne, with Richard Loosley and Samuel Wade 6/85. as sureties, to appear.

Sess. R. John Cordwell, with James Etheredge as surety, to 6/88. appear.

Sess. R. John Buyant [Brigant] with Joseph Delafell as 6/89 surety, to answer to William Hodson of West  Wycombe, tailor.

Sess. R. Joseph Parrott, with Gilbert Panter and William 6/90. Hillyer as sureties, to keep the peace towards  Munjoy Mortimer of Hanslopp, esquire, and to appear.

Sess. R. John Bronch, with Matthew Widmore as surety, to keep 6/92. the peace towards Elizabeth Carter, and to appear.

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 355)

Sess. R. The recognizance of John Axtell of Little Missenden, 6/86. victualler, with John Darvell, miller, and Daniel  Grove, labourer, both of the same, as sureties, not  to sell ale for three years.

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AT AYLESBURY

14th January, 1702-03 [1 Anne]

 

p. 179. Jurors for the body of the county.

John Jordan and John Goldsworth, both of Aylesbury, William Veery and Thomas Piddington, both of Cuddington, Henry Lake and Henry Grainge, both of Aston Clinton, Richard Betham and John Symons, both of North Marston, Jonathan Howes and Robert Streame, both of Oving, Arthur Smith of Little Horwood, Jeremiah Knight and Roger Butterfield, both of Ivingho, John Illing of Shenley, Henry Batchelor of Amersham, Thomas Watson and Richard Clarke, both of Beconsfield, Daniel Geary of Chesham, John 

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Winnull of Bradwell, John Gregory of Woolverton, Richard Ashwell of Akeley, and John Cox of Steeple Cleydon.

(signed) Sir Joseph Alston, Bt., sheriff.

The following were not sworn, for various reasons: William Hill and Richard Stratford, both of Broughton in Bierton, John Baker junior of Weston Turvile, Thomas Ryce and Joseph Montague, both of Waddesdon, William Tame of East Cleydon, Henry Curtis of Little Horwood, Robert Cooke of Shenley, James Turney junior and John Buckmaster, both of Slapton, Thomas Stevens of Soulbury, Richard Toms of Stewkley, William West of Chesham, William Neale and Thomas Barraby, both of West Wycombe, John Chybnall of Sherrington, Ellis Hughes of Woolverton, Richard Leapidge of Newport Pagnell, William Corbett and Jonathan Tod, both of Adstock, Thomas Newman of Marsh Gibbon, and Thomas Snow of Steeple Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 7/5, 7/8, 7 10.)

 

Jurors for the cases against Bartholomew Adams, John Bronch, and Thomas Seabrook.

John Rose, John Wyatt, John Coney, Daniel Read, John Phillips, John Ivory, Richard Leapidge, Richard Heydon, Edward Jenkinson, Thomas Newman, Robert Cox, Thomas Kempster, John Goldsworth, Thomas Ray, Joseph Montague, Thomas Ryce, John Cox, John Jeoffrey, Samuel Partridge, and Thomas Thomson.  (Sess. R. 7/6, 7/7, 7/21.)

(signed) Sir Joseph Alston, Bt., sheriff.

 

p. 180.  The following persons produced sacrament certifi- cates and took the statutory oaths: Sir Joseph Alston, Bt., of Bradwell Abbey, sheriff, Leonard Thomson of Stonny Stratford, gentleman, under-sheriff, Josias Tredwell of Waddesden and Henry Munday of Aylesbury, gentlemen, John Warren of Ivinghoe and Walter Elliott of Winslowe, officers of excise.

 

p. 181. Convictions of swearers.

Joseph Newton of Wendover, John Welsh, Geoffrey Miles, and John Read, butchers, John Clerk, labourer, and

 

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John Jessett, victualler, all of Aylesbury, William Aldridge of Great Missenden, Joseph Brandon and Thomas Stopps, both of Buckland, and Charles Veery of Chesham, all butchers, and James Nash of Amersham, tanner, for one oath.

Thomas Sheppard of Wendover and John Smith of North Marston, farrier, for two oaths.

William Manning, victualler, and John Wagstaffe, labourer, both of Newport, for three oaths.

Robert Littlepage of Wendover for four oaths.

John Sturk of Hanslopp, “one of the keepers of her Majesties Forrest of Salcett,” for twelve oaths.

William Reynolds of Ellesborough and John Chapman of Wendover, lace-pattern maker, for being drunk.  (Sess. R. 7/22, 7/29, 7/33, 7/34, 7/35, 7/37.)

 

p. 182. Indictments.

Thomas Seabrooke of Cheddington, labourer, for stealing some goods from Henry Stonly [Standley].  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 7/23, 7/24.)

Edward Gomm of Great Kimble, labourer, for taking two loads of stone from the highway.  Thomas Reynolds, surveyor, prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 7/9, 7/12.)

Thomas Ford and Nicholas Warden, both of Great Kimble, for not scouring a watercourse near the highway. [Discharged on certificate.]  (Sess. R. 7/12.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawbey, Ann Mawbey, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for absence from church.  [See note on page 71.]

Abraham Pryor and William Lee senior, both of Aylesbury, for obstructing the highway by putting timber on it.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]

Anthony Davys of Brill “for scandalous words of the Lord Leiuetenant.”  [Removed by certiorari.]  (Sess. R. 8/94.)

Joan Steward, widow, and Thomas Edwards, both of Brill, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  [Steward fined £1.]

Thomas Spooner of Winslowe for keeping a disorderly alehouse.

John Young, constable of Upper Winchendon, for not bringing in his presentments.  [Fined 13s. 4d.]

 

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Thomas Spooner, George Knowles, and Robert Squire, all of Winslowe, for rioting and refusing to obey the constable.

Robert Meade of Aylesbury for assaulting one of the constables.  [Removed by certiorari.]

John Welsh of Aylesbury and Thomas Butcher of Lee in Quainton for assaulting Richard Sanders.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]

Zaccheus Wigg of Stewkley for a pound breach.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for absence from church were presented for recusancy.

The constables of Aston Mullings and Waldridge for refusing to collect the money “taxt on them to defray the charge of passeing Vagrants.”

 

p. 183.   Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

East Burneham . . Richard Howell vice Francis Pond.

Boveney . . . . Samuel Roberts vice Robert Wescote, and Thomas Jewett as tithingman vice William Ravening.

Singleborough . . John Bradbury vice James Durrant.

Denham . . . . Thomas Smith and Robert Jakeman vice [Blank].

Halton . . . . Joseph Brill vice Daniel Flaxman.

Buckland . . . . James Gardner vice Joseph Wright.

Edgecott . . . . John Francklyn vice Lionel Ens- worth, and William Alday as tithingman vice [Blank].

Broughton . . . . Gilbert Pickering vice Lawrence Smith.

Little Brickhill . . Richard Miles junior vice Richard Miles senior.

Bow Brickhill . . Augustine Shawe vice Thomas Hall.

 

Orders.

p. 184.  “Att this present Sessions came Thomas Smith, gentleman, and in full and open Court did deliver . . . . her Majesties Writt of Mandamus issued forth of her Majesties 

 

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Court of Queenes Bench att Westminster, beareing teste the 25th of November last past and returneable the first day of next Terme thereby commanding the Justices to restore him . . . . into the Office of Clerke of the peace . . . . or to shewe Cause to the Contrary . . . . . This Court, the better to enable themselves to make a returne to the said writt, thought it expedient to be informed of the respective Titles by which the said Thomas Smith, the late Clerke of the peace, and Francis Neale, the present Clerke of the peace of this County, respectively clayme the said Office.  Whereupon the said Francis Neale . . . . did make it appeare to this Court that the right Honorable Thomas, Lord Wharton, late Custos Rotulorum, . . . . . being removed from that Office and the right Honorable William, Lord Cheyne, Viscount Newhaven, being by her Majesties Letters Patents appointed Custos Rotulorum . . . . . in his roome, Hee, the said William, Lord Cheyne, on the 22nd of June last past granted the said Office to him, the said Francis Neale for soe long tyme as hee should well demeane himselfe in the said Office, and to attest the truth thereof hee, the said Francis Neale, produced and shewed to this Court his said Grant of the said Office, which was owned in Court by the said William, Lord Cheyne . . . . . Before hee . . . . . entered upon the Execution of his said Office, hee . . . . . in open Sessions, holden the 10th of July following, had taken the Oath mentioned and enjoyned to be taken by an Act of Parliament made in the first yeare of theire Late Majesties, King William and Queene Mary, [and] that thereby he was compleated in his Office. . . . . . Mr. Smith declared that the said Thomas, Lord Wharton, . . . . . did on the 29th March, 1689, grant to him the said Office of Clerke of the peace, that he entred upon the Office and held the Sessions in the moneth of Aprill then followeing, that hee had taken the Oaths and Test which the Lawe did Enjoyne him to take, that hee had continued in and held the said Office till after Easter Sessions last, that his Custos was amoved, and insisted that such his continuance in the said Office after the Statute was a good Appointment, that he was thereby intituled to the said Office for his life, and hoped that the Justices would restore him.  Upon which, Mr. Smith being desired by the Court to shew and produce 

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his Grant of the said Office, he refused soe to doe, declareing that he had beene advised to the Contrary, or words to that Effect”  The Court decided to “take tyme to consider of the said Writt untill the next Generall Quarter Sessions.” [See p. 212.]  (Sess. R. 7/11.)

 

Order referring to certain justices the petition of John Wilson to be given an allowance by the overseers of [Blank].

 

In view of “the Lowness of the County Stock, which of late has beene greately exhausted,” the Court refused to increase the pension of Robert Anderton of Stonny Stratford, who petitioned that he had served “that sacred martyr King Charles the First,” in “the late Civill Warrs . . . . . [and] had beene a great sufferer and much wounded.”  [And see p. 212.]  (Sess. R. 7/14.)

 

p. 185.  William Benson to be paid £20 as rent for the use of his house as a gaol.  (Sess. R. 7/27.)

 

Charles Heyward, one of the County bakers, to be paid his bill of £3. 0s. 8d.

 

Edward Bell, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 7/26.)

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £2 for maintaining Alice Maxfield for fifteen weeks.

 

p. 186.  The overseers of Buckingham to be paid £1. 14s. 8d. for maintaining, and 10s. for clothing, the “County child” born at Breda.

 

Order for the discharge of William Wingrave of Braddenham from an indictment for keeping an unlicensed alehouse, as his name was entered in error for that of William Sawyer. [See p. 112.]

 

Order referring to certain justices the complaint of Mary Chilberry, widow, that the overseers of Taplowe were not paying her allowance.  (Sess. R. 7/25.)

 

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p. l87.  Order referring to certain justices the complaint of William Wright, overseer of Little Hampden, that all the charge for nursing John Thorpe was likely to fall upon himself personally, as the inhabitants of the parish refused to allow a rate to be made to defray the expenses.  [See p. 143.]

Order for the payment of the bridewell-keepers’ salaries.

p. 188.  The surveyors of Horton authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of the highways.

Order confirming a warrant removing Jane, widow of William Guy, labourer, and her two children, William and Mary, from Ivinghoe to Easton, co. Northampton.  (Sess. R. 7/16.)

p. l89.  Further adjournment of the appeal of Binfield, co. Berks.

Adjournment of the appeal of Great Horwood against a warrant removing Mary, wife of Richard Mathers, from Newport Pagnell.  (Sess. R. 7/20.)

p. 190.  John Colshill to be paid £1. 14s. 8d. for maintaining, and 10s. for clothing, the “County child” William, son of Jane Whitbread, for fourteen weeks.

John Edmonds, one of the County bakers, to be paid his bill of £4. 1s. 4d.

Mr. Thomas Newman, chief constable for Newport, to be paid £26. 17s. 6d. for passing vagrants.

p. 191.  Henry Cooley, gentleman, one of the treasurers, to be paid £15. 12. 7d. due to him on his accounts.

Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Hannah, wife of John Browne, tailor, from Wescott to Stone.  (Sess. R. 7/19.)

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p. 192.  Upon the complaint of the Rev. Joseph Nicholson, rector, and Thomas Wigg, a parishioner, of Halton, Thomas Goodson, one of the surveyors, was ordered to produce his accounts before certain justices.

p. 193.  Order allowing the appeal of Aston Clynton against a warrant removing Joseph Barnes and Jane, his wife, from Amersham.  (Sess. R. 7/17.)

Order dismissing the appeal of Winslowe against a warrant removing Mary Kendall and William, her son, from Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 7/15.)

p. 194.  Adjournment of the appeal of Emerton against a warrant removing [Blank] from Sherrington.

John Goddell complained that, in Epiphany 1701-02, he had preferred an indictment against Borlase Warren, John Eldridge, and Robert Bradley for riot and assault, but ”that they had not yett appeared, neither had the usuall process of this Court issued forth against them.”  It was ordered that process should at once be issued against the defendants.  [See p. 83.]

p. 195.  Order staying further proceedings against William Dale and William Alderman, both of Great Horwood, yeomen, as it appeared that they had previously been discharged from the indictments against them.

Order that Thomas Smith, the late clerk of the peace, should have his accounts audited by certain justices and should pay the balance of any County money remaining in his hands to Francis Neale, the present clerk.

p. 196.  The overseers of Aylesbury asked the Court to revise the allowances ordered to be paid to certain poor persons over two years ago.  They alleged that the allow- ances were “very burdensome and made when Corne and Grayne was much dearer then now it is,” and that certain of 

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the dependants had grown up or died.  The Court reduced the weekly allowance of “Widdowe” Medley from 4s. to 3s., and that of [Blank], wife of John Lucas, from 5s. to 1s. 6d., and cancelled the allowance of 2s. to Matthew Rose.  The other allowances were left as before, namely: John Druce senior 2s. 6d., Thomas Read 6d.. and Deborah Weaver 9d. (Sess. R. 7/18.)

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, and William Holton, the County bakers, to be paid their bills of £10. 5s. 8d., £3. 2s. 4d., and 19s. 10d. respectively.

p. 197.  Order referring to certain justices the complaint of Lawrence Peart and William Rogers that the inhabitants of Soulbury refused to find work for them.

Order referring to certain justices the petition of Thomas Fowler to be paid an allowance by the overseers of [Blank].

p. 198.  The clerk of the peace to be paid £13. 10s. for printing and distributing several orders of Court, including an order of the Privy Council directed to the justices, “commanding them to forbeare Impresting of any more Seamen for this winter service.”

pp. 199-201.  Order for the release, under the act of 1 Anne, c. 25, of William Miller of Banbury, co. Oxford, butcher, who was imprisoned for debt in January, 1701. at the suit of John Fearne for a debt of £13. 10s., and at the suit of John Danvers, esquire, for a debt of £44. 16s. 10d. Matthew Miller gave evidence that due notice had been served on the creditors.  The debtor stated that. “being of the age of 26 yeares of thereabouts, . . . [he had] voluntarily Listed himselfe in her Majesties service to serve her Majestie as a private souldier in the first Regiment of her Majesties Foote Guards under the Command of Leiuetenant Collonell William Ashton.”

Miller produced a list of private debts owing to him, as follows: Richard Shawe junior of Banbury £2. 13s. 9d., “for part of a cowe”; John Robbins of Banbury £1. 7s, “for 

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cowes bellyes”; Edward Dudley junior of Banbury 11s, for butcher’s meat.  (Sess. R. 7/13.)

The applications for release by John Clarke and John Underwood, imprisoned at the suits of Joseph Finch and John Leigh, failed for want of due notice to the creditors, and they were ordered to appear again at the next session. [See pp. 222-224.]

p. 202.  The case against Simon Freeman was removed by writ of certiorari. [See p. 172.]

The following officials took the oaths required by 27 Elizabeth, c. 12: Leonard Thomson and Richard Harris, deputy sheriffs; and Henry Munday, John Johnson, William Parker, Isaac Beddall, Francis Woodcock, and John May, the bailiffs of the hundreds of Aylesbury, Newport, Bucking- ham, Chilterne, Ashenden, and Cottesloe respectively.

p. 203.  Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of John Young [see p. 112], and John Sawell and Zaccheus Wigg [see p. 182], and the acquittals of John Bronch and Bartholomew Adams [see p. 156], and Thomas Seabrook [see p. 182].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Robert Skevington and Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), Richard Harris (p. 129), Thomas Dennys (p. 130), Joseph Delafield (p. 147), and Wheatley Horsley (p. 175).

Francis Goodwyn of Lavendon, mason, in £20, for his good behaviour.

John Adkyns of Great Missenden, tailor, in £20, with Elizabeth Adkyns of the same, spinster, as surety in £10, for his good behaviour.

p. 204. Recognizances entered into.

John Morris of Braddenham, yeoman, in £10, with William Wingrave, carpenter, and William Sawyer, yeoman, as sureties in £20 each, to appear and answer in respect of the bastard child of Sarah Neate. (Sess. R. 8/72.)

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Robert Meade of Aylesbury, gentleman, in £10, to appear in the Queen’s Bench.

Fines and issues.

Richard Toms of Stewkley fined £1. 10s. for non- attendance on a jury.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 203.

p. 205.  Recognizances discharged.

John Cooke of Sympson, labourer, John Beckford of Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford, Thomas Tomalyn of Chowles- bury, Thomas Hill of Dagnall, Richard Jarvis, James Messen- ger, and Richard Plater, all of Haddenham, Joseph Wright and Thomas Wright, both of Great Missenden, William Buck, carpenter, John Burridge, and John Bovingdon, all of Great Marlow, John Chilton of Longwyck in Princes Risborough, Henry Goodson and William Collyer, both of Aylesbury, William Gibbs, Joseph Gibbs, Daniel Gibbs, and John Gibbs, all of Fenny Stratford, William White and William Greening, both of Wootton Underwood, Thomas Seabrooke and Henry Stonly, both of Cheddington, William Paynter junior, William Hillyer, and James Willison, all of Hanslopp, Richard Claridge, William Watts, Christopher Shunn, and Samuel Evans, all of Stonny Stratford, John Scrivener, William Plugeon, Mark Harris, and William Perry, all of Great Linford, and Humphrey Hill of Walton in Aylesbury.

End of this session, (signed) Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

p. 206.  [Blank.]

Informations.

William Perry of Stantonbury, miller, stated that he saw John Scrivener, a pump-maker, rifling some sacks of wheat and a bag of money, which he had left loaded on his horse outside the house of Thomas Hopkins.  (Sess. R. 7/28.)

Samuel Evans of Stonny Stratford stated that Richard 

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Claridge, William Watts, and Christopher Shunn took him into the “cage” at Stonny Stratford and locked him in there for two or three hours.  Later Claridge came back with Francis Jarvis and beat him and forced him into the stocks. (Sess. R. 7/30.)

Arthur Maynard of Hanslopp stated that he went, with William Paynter junior and William Hillyer, to “Her Majesties forest of Salcett” and “there did endeavour to kill rabbits.”  John Sturke, the keeper, stated that he saw the above persons, and James Willison, hunting rabbits “with a fork and staves . . . it being a snowe.”  (Sess. R. 7/31, 7/32.)

Elizabeth Attkins of Great Missenden stated that Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Wright, “beat her in a very violent and outrageous manner, and that she might do it the better did sett a great dogg on her which held her fast by her apron and sleeve.”  (Sess. R. 7/36.)

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff, in respect of the following: Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Edward Ayres, Robert Meade, Abraham Pryor, William Lee senior, Anthony Davys, Joan Steward, Thomas Edwards, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Spooner, George Knowles, Robert Squire, and Zaccheus Wigg. [No endorsement.]  (Sess. R. 7/3.)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: John Tripp, George Hayes, Thomas Bourne, Henry Watkyns, Thomas Parker, Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Edward Ayres, Thomas Adams, James Hall, William George, John Cooper, John and Mary Tipper, John and Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, Thomas Tomlins, John Jones, Thomas Taylor, Thomas Parrett, Robert Bradley.  John Eldridge, Edward Chilbery, Isaac Carter, William Sawyer, William Harding, Thomas Crompton, William Smith, Richard Wells, George Baldwin, Edward Tompkins, Henry Grave, Benedict Anstee, Sir Edward Longuevile, Richard Dale, William Alexander, 

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Charles Curle, Jonathan Reading, William Wingrave, and Thomas Saul.  [No endorsement.] (Sess. R. 7/4.)

 

 

[From vol. 8]

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

14th January, 1702-3. [1 Anne]

Sacrament Certificates.

 

Sess. R. 97/45.

Produced by Sir Joseph Alston: certified by William Norman, minister, and John Wilmin, church- warden, of Bradwell: witnessed by Leonard Thomson and Thomas Atkins, gentleman, of Bradwell Abbey.

Sess. R. 97/44.

Leonard Thomson: certified as for Sir Joseph Alston: witnessed-by Sir Joseph Alston and Thomas Atkin.

Sess. R 97/47.

Josias Tredwell: certified by Henry Hibbins, minister, and Ralph Rice and Richard Brins, churchwardens, of Waddesden: witnessed by Thomas Shakell and William Mayne, both of the same.

Sess. R 97/42.

Henry Munday: certified by Isaac Lodington, minister, and Matthias Dagnall, churchwarden, of Aylesbury: witnessed by John Piddenton and Robert Wheeler parish clerk, both of the same.

Sess. R 97/41.

John Warren: certified by John Cleere, minister, and William Johnson, churchwarden, of Ivinghoe, witnessed by Thomas Shilburne, yeoman, and John Wyatt, barber-surgeon, both of the same.

Sess. R. 97/43.

Walter Elliott, officer of excise for ale and malt: certified by Thomas Aubrey, minister and Edward Kibble, churchwarden, of Whitchurch: witnessed by Thomas Piddenton and Ralph Ingram, both of the same.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 357)

Sess. R. 9/88.

Order of Romoval, dated 27 November, 1702, of Mary Mothers and her child from Newport Pagnell to Great Horwood.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 362)

 

[From vol. 2]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

8th April, 1703 [2 Anne]

 

p. 207. Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Wigg of Halton, Joseph Goodchild and William Carter, both of Great Kimble, John Bishopp and Thomas Barnaby, both of Aylesbury, Ambrose Fletcher and William Bell, both of Monks Risborough, William Wyatt of Long Crendon, Peter Hughes and Thomas Hughes, both of Quainton, Robert Baldrick of Abbotts Aston, William Peele of Wing, Thomas Chearsley of Amersham, Abraham Grey and Richard Puttnam, both of Chesham, William Daniell of Bletchley, Ralph Coleman of Simpson, Robert Scott of Adstock, and Robert Richardson of Preston Bissett.

(signed) Sir Joseph Alston, Bt., sheriff.

The following were not sworn, for various reasons: William Hackwell of Weston Turvile, William Burt of Long Crendon, Robert Thorpe senior of Hardwick (“old, excused”), John Knight of Mentmore, William Adams of Wing, Henry Hughes (“ill”) and Robert Bigg, both of Winslow, William Elliott and John Babingdon, both of Great Marlow, Ralph Coleman of Bletchley, and William Etheridge of Simpson. (Sess. R. 8/106, 8/108.)

 

Jurors for the case against John Clarridge.

Peter Goldsworth, William Symonds, Robert Speed, Thomas Kay, John Ivory, Thomas Thomson, Thomas Hackshawe, Thomas Lee, William Goldsworth, William Marshe, John Browne, and Thomas Ball. (Sess. R. 8/105, 8/107.)

 

p. 208. Sacrament certificates.

Scroope, Earl of Bridgewater, Lord Lieutenant and custos rotulorum, and John Maccascree of Nettledon, gentleman; certified by the Rev. George Burghope, minister, 

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and Thomas Thorne, churchwarden, of Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford, and witnessed by James Harald and Thomas Robinson.  (Sess. R. 8/77, 8/146.)

Francis Duncombe of Broughton, esquire; certified by the Rev. Adam Booker, minister, and John Page, churchwarden, of Broughton, and witnessed by John Kent and William Goodwin. (Sess. R. 8/78.)

Francis Neale of Ivinghoe, gentleman; certified by the Rev. John Cleeve, minister, and John Wyatt, churchwarden, of Ivinghoe, and witnessed by Henry Buckmaster and William Newman, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 8/145.)

Thomas Wood and Thomas Hunter junior, bailiffs, and George Dewell, gauger of excise, all of Chepping Wiccomb; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, minister, and Thomas Winslow and Henry Blackwell, churchwardens, of Chepping Wiccomb, and witnessed by each other and John Rose. (Sess. R. 8 /147, 8/ 150, 8/ 155.)

Edward Croke, gentleman, and Edward Hervey, esquire, both of Chilton; certified by the Rev. Thomas White, minister, and John Saunders, churchwarden, of Chilton, and witnessed by each other and Thomas Creswell.  (Sess. R. 8/148, 8 /149.)

George Baldwyn, Joseph Bell, and John Burneham, all of Aylesbury, gentlemen; certified by the Rev. Isaac Loding- ton, minister, and John Goldsworth and Matthew Dagnall, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by each other. (Sess. R. 8/151 to 8/153.)

Samuel Starmer of Stonny Stratford, gauger of excise; certified by the Rev. Richard Hatch, minister, and Francis Fuller, churchwarden, of St. Gyles, Stonny Stratford, and witnessed by Richard Perrott, maltster, and William Gilpin, tallow-chandler.  (Sess. R. 8 /154.)

Hugh Horton of Apsley, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and John Wade, churchwarden, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by John Sefton and John Symes.  (Sess. R. 8/156.)

The Rev. Humphrey Drake, rector of Amersham; certified by the Rev. William Hay, minister, and John Cogdell, churchwarden, of Chesham, and witnessed by David Salter and Benjamin Robertshaw.  (Sess. R. 8/157.)

 

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James Springall of Winslowe, gentleman; certified by the Rev. John Croft, minister, and Robert Eden, church- warden, of Winslowe, and witnessed by Thomas Urlin and William Norman.  (Sess. R. 8/158.)

All the above persons also took the statutory oaths.

 

The houses of the following persons were registered as meeting houses for Baptists: William Gaffield of Rowsham in Wingrave, John Garrett of Hundnall in Edlesborough, John Catherall of St. Margetts in Ivinghoe, William Allen of Combe House in Ellesborough, Clement Hunt of the West End of Westlington in Dynton. A newly erected house at Greene End in Aylesbury, next to the yard of Matthew Parrish’s house, was registered as a meeting house for Quakers.  (Sess. R. 8 /96, 8/103.)

John Treacher and John Cripps took the oaths as Baptist preachers.  (Sess. R. 8/97.)

 

p.  209. Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Sheppard of Wendover, labourer, Thomas Taylor and William Redding, both of Winslowe, Richard Clarke junior of Great Kimble, Robert Levins, tailor, Thomas Dawney, butcher, and John Rance, labourer, all of Aylesbury, Thomas Flitt of Weedon, victualler, Henry Fryer of Weston Turvile, butcher, and Edward Dunstan of Hawridge, fiddler, for one oath.  (Sess. R. 8/92.)

William Baker of Quainton for two oaths.  (Sess. R. 8/100.)

Ann Griffyn of Amersham, spinster, and Thomas Garraway of Chesham for three oaths.  (Sess. R. 8/99, 8/104.)

Indictments.

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 8/173, 8/174.)

Henry Burgess of Dagnall and Thomas Cattlyn of Ivinghoe for trespassing and “cutting up young trees.”  John 

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Maccascree prosecuted, and Thomas Potton and John Davy were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 8 /169, 8/170.)

William Roberts junior of Dagnall, and John Russell, Francis Seabroke, and James Johnson, all of Edlesborough, for poaching and destroying game.  Same prosecutor and witnesses as in the previous indictment.  (Sess. R. 8/171.)

Robert Redman of Eaton near Windsor for obstructing the highway.  John Butler prosecuted.  [Discharged on certificate.] (Sess. R. 8/172.)

John Clarridge junior of Newport Pagnell for stealing a pound of iron from Richard Nelson.  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 8/168.)

Presentment by one of the justices.

The inhabitants of Monks Risborough for not repairing Archmeade Lane, on the road from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 8/110.)

 

p. 210. Presentment of the grand jury.

Mrs. Bethell of Waddesdon, widow, for not repairing the highway at Westcott Gap.  (Sess. R. 8/109.)

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were prosecuted for the same offence. (Sess. R. 8/124.)

John Gravett of Denham for dividing a house into tenements without assigning the requisite amount of land.

 

Treasurers sworn.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea  Ralph Stone senior of Radnidge and John Wells of Ivinghoe, gentlemen, vice William Tyrrell and Henry Cooley. Roger Adams of Little Horwood, John Buckmaster of Slapton, Henry Turner of Headsore, and Henry Fletcher of Great Marlow were nominated but  not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/18, 8/23.)

 

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For the maimed soldiers Joseph Barraby of West Wiccombe and John Seaton junior of Winslowe, gentlemen, vice William Baker and John Adams.  William Lea of the Lee, Joseph Welles of Aston Clinton, Thomas Hogg of Adstock, and Henry Smith of Chalkmore were nominated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/17, 8/22.)

 

Chief constables sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/93.)

 

Ashendon . .. .Zachariah Dean of Towersey, gentleman, and John Ives of Grendon Underwood vice John Rider and John Olliffe. Peter Hughes of Quainton, John Fellows of West- cott, James Sumner of Pollicott, and William Gome of Ilmer were nominated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/33, 8/34.)

Aylesbury . . . . Michael Wells of Aston Clynton and William Greenwood of Cuddington vice Joseph Goodson and Joseph Dossett.  John Reynolds of Monks Risborough, Henry Ewstace of Bledlow, Francis Whitchurch of Hulcott, and William Russell of Bransfee were nominated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/37, 8/38.)

Buckingham . . . . John Perkins junior of Tingewick and Thomas Kee of Stowe vice James Knight junior and Stephen Gurdon.  Thomas Hogg of Ad- stock, Richard Fishock of Rat- cliffe, John Ring of Twyford, and John Thorne senior of Marsh Gibbon were nominated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/35, 8/36.)

Cottesloe . . . . Robert Prentice of Stewkley and Henry Baldwyn of Sinckleborough 

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vice John Saywell and Thomas Short.  John Hobbs of Aston Abbots, John Seaton of Winslowe, Henry Pitchfork of Ivingho Aston, and Daniel Keen junior of Win- grave were nominated but not elected. (Sess. R. 8/28, 8/29.)

Newport . . . . John Wilkinson of Hanslopp and John Winmill of Bradwell vice Joseph Knibb and Thomas New- man. Henry Browne and Edward Cripps, both of Newport Pagnell, were nominated but not elected. (Sess. R. 8/19, 8/39.)

Burneham . . . . Jonathan Butterfield of [Blank] and Richard Clarke of Becconsfield vice William Baldwyn and John Lidgold.  John Pond of Farnham Royall, Edward Wetherley of Chalfont St. Peter, Adiel Hawes, and Richard Widmer were nomin- ated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/20, 8/24.)

Disborough . . . . Thomas Keene of Hambleden and John Bowley of Wooburne vice Richard Reade and William Newell.  Robert Stone of Fingest, John Comyns of Medmenham, Jeremiah Sexton of Wiccombe Forrens, and Daniel Browne of Wooburne were nominated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/25, 8/26.)

Stoke . . . . James Reddington of Langley and Thomas Morris of Upton vice John Weedon and Thomas Biddle. John Binfield of Iver, Longfield Mardell of Fulmer, William Webb, and Thomas Randall were nom- inated but not elected.  (Sess. R. 8/27, 8/30.)

 

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p. 211. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

 (And see Sess. R. 8/111 to 8/125, 8/164.)

Oveing . . . . Emanuel Reeve vice Christopher Reeve.  Joseph Smith not sworn. (Sess. R. 8/32.)

Grendon Underwood Nicholas Wallis vice William Ward. Henry Tayler and Thomas Deanes not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/31.)

Hitcham . . . . Christopher Williamson vice Thomas Compton.  Richard Weedon not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/67.)

East Burneham . . Robert Stopp vice Francis Pond. Richard Howell not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/67.)

Taplowe . . . . Christopher Browne vice William Aldridge.  John Stanninott not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/67.)

Amersham . . . . Richard Todd and Christopher Wing- field vice William Harly and William HoopeR. (Sess. R. 8/66.)

Amersham Woodside Benjamin Peade vice Robert Bovingdon.  (Sess. R. 8/66.)

East Cleydon . . William Meade vice John Smith. John Holton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/65.)

Sircutt in Linslade . . Richard Chandler vice Francis Johnson.  (Sess. R. 8/64.)

Slapton . . . . John Luck senior vice John Buck- master.  (Sess. R. 8/63.)

Wooton Underwood Francis Rigby vice Robert White. James Collett not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/62.)

North Marston . . John Symons and Robert Brewer vice Edward Colton and Robert Dancer.  Thomas Cox and Thomas Stevens not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/60, 8/61.)

Great Woollston . . William Crick vice John Budley. (Sess. R. 8/59.)

 

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Sherrington . . . . John Humfrey vice Daniel Broughton.  (Sess. R. 8/58.)

Chilton . . . . Nathaniel Chilton vice [Blank].  John Jackson and John Sanders not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/57.)

Dorney . . . . Henry Stevens vice John Seddyn. Robert Grove and John Dolbin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/56.)

Bransfee . . . . John Browne vice [James Sale], and William Seabrooke as tithingman vice [John Winslow].  William Tilbery, Francis Burnum, Richard Pym, and Jeremiah Wingrove not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/45, 8/55.)

Little Missenden . . John Line vice John Deverell. Edward Honor and John Griffin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/54.)

Swanborne . . . . Robert Lane and Robert Beckley vice [John Deverell junior and John Haines].  John Mocroft not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/53.)

Cippenham . . . . John Wescott vice Thomas North. Peter Style and Edmund Mason not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/52.)

Cheynes . . . . Joseph Harding vice [William Dell]. Daniel Arnold and David Baldwin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/51.)

Colebrooke in Horton William Virgoe and William Dunt vice [Blank], and William Wiggin- ton and Richard Weaver as tith- ingmen vice [Blank].  (Sess. R. 8/50.)

Fulmer . . . . John Floyd vice Henry Peirce.  (Sess. R. 8/49.)

Waxham . . . . William Randall vice William Bavyn.  (Sess. R. 8/48.)

Eaton near Windsor Joseph Edly and Thomas Mansfield vice John Bending and Thomas Woodward, and Norris Lebert and Richard Bassett as tithingmen 

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vice John Kendall and Alexander Sunderland.  (Sess. R. 8/47.)

Cheddington . . James Deely vice Richard Anstee. Thomas Stevens and Thomas Kympton senior, “a very old man,” not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/46.)

Wing . . . . . . Robert King and John Yeomans vice John Bull and Thomas Watson. (Sess. R. 8/44.)

Monks Risborough . . Richard Beddall and Thomas Cooper vice John Williams and John Smith.  (Sess. R. 8/43.)

Stone . . . . Richard Whitehead vice Henry Stonebridge.  (Sess. R. 8/42.)

Becconsfield . . . . Richard Rowlinson and Henry Tompson vice William Grove junior and Thomas Hare, and David Leered and John Willson as tithingmen vice Ralph Taylor and Thomas Plant.  William Woodbridge, Arthur Tredway, James Preston, and James Hare not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/41.)

Beirton . . . . Samuel Hawkins vice [Thomas Burges].  Jonas Smith not sworn. (Sess. R. 8/40.)

Wavendon . . . . Francis Smith vice Edward Allen. Francis Doggett and Henry Wilson not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/69.)

Fenny Stratford . . Thomas Meades vice John Bradford. John Beach and Edward Farr not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/69.)

Stoke Hamond . . John Cooke and Robert Hayle vice John Rogers and Samuel Sutton. Francis Paine, Thomas Fountaine, and John Turney not sworn. (Sess. R. 8/69.)

Haversham . . . . Thomas Lyne vice John Marriott. Henry Atterbury and John Wacey not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/69.)

 

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Bletchley . . . . John Phillipps vice Thomas Howes. James Crosseby and Edward Norman not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/69.)

Astwood . . . . Richard Shuffell vice Abraham Kellowe.  Richard Kilpin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/69.)

North Crawley . . Robert Nash and John Kightley vice William Leverett and Thomas Kellowe.  William Bitchenor, Samuel Fensham, John Wright, and Thomas Nash not sworn. (Sess. R. 8/69.)

Hambledon . . . . Francis Denham and Abraham Gray vice William Walker and William Mole.  William Rallings and Edward Rockall not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/68.)

Medmenham . . Joseph Joanes vice Thomas Bryden. Thomas Horton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/16.)

Stonny Stratford West Side   William Perry vice Richard Claridge.  (Sess. R. 8/15.)

Walton in Aylesbury William Barnaby and John Cuttler vice Thomas Dearing and Robert Barnaby.  Thomas Humphrey not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/4, 8/14.)

Brill . . . . Thomas Claver vice William Serjant. (Sess. R. 8/13.)

Milton Keynes . . John Abbott vice William Vere. John Holloway and Samuel Porter not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/12.)

Stonny Stratford East Side Thomas Marshe vice [Richard   Cowly ].  (Sess. R. 8/11.)

Wornehall . . . . Thomas Tipping vice William Cannon. William Tipping not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/10.)

Hugendon . . . . Robert Almond vice John Moreton. John Joanes not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/9.)

 

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Mentmore . . . . John Keene and Francis Barnes vice Christopher Theed and Francis Sayell.  (Sess. R. 8/8.)

Drayton Parslowe . . Andrew Durden vice William Rut- land.  (Sess. R. 8/7.)

Mursley . . . . Richard Gurney and John Knowles vice Nicholas Godden and Richard Gurney.  (Sess. R. 8/6.)

Saunderton . . . . William Neighbour and William Meade vice [Blank].  (Sess. R. 8/5.)

Ellesborough . . . . Joseph Allen and William Kingham vice William Tayler and William Allen.  Richard Bryan, Thomas Oxlade, John Wild, and Thomas Aldridge not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/3.)

Little Hampden . . Joseph Ginger vice [Blank] Cuttler. William Wright not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/21.)

Stewkley . . . . John Foster vice Francis Smith. (Sess. R. 8/2.)

Shenley Brook End . . Robert Cooke vice Thomas Mathew. Joseph Sudley and John Lee not sworn.  (Sess. R. 8/1.)

 

Orders.

p. 212.  Thomas Smith, the late clerk of the peace, again presented his writ of mandamus and asked to be restored to his office, and again, on being requested to produce his title or grant to the office, he refused to do so.  The Court ad- journed further consideration of the matter.  [See p. 184.] (Sess. R. 8/85, 8/126.)

 

Samuel Hartley and Anthony Tucker, poor debtors in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread. (Sess. R. 8/83, 8/126.)

 

Order increasing from £2 to £4 the County pension of Robert Anderton of Stonny Stratford, upon his further petition.  [See p. 184.] (Sess. R. 8/84, 8/120.)

 

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p. 213.  Repetition of the order for all officers of the County to put into execution the laws against vagrants and beggars. (Sess. R. 8/143.)

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Kidlington, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing William Lester from Brill. (Sess. R. 8/91, 8/142.)

 

Order allowing the appeal of the parish of St. Thomas, Oxford, against a warrant removing John Rivers and his family from Great Marlow.  (Sess. R. 8/90, 8/141.)

 

p. 214.  Thomas Widdows, a lame boy aged sixteen, was recently apprehended in the liberty of Kingswood in Ludgershall and was sent by pass to Oxford, his birthplace, but “without being punished as by Law is directed.”  As no parish was indicated on the pass, the justices of Oxford sent him back to Kingswood, and from there he was sent, by a justices’ warrant, to the bridewell at Aylesbury.  Here he came “under the hands of one Mr. Pitcher, a surgeon, and hath lately had one of his feete cutt of and the other soe disabled that hee will be a Cripple and unable to doe any Service.” Henry Munday, the bridewell-keeper, applied to the Court to know what was to be done about Widdows' settlement and about the cost of his maintenance. It was decided that, as “there is noe Hospitall in this County,” he should be sent back to Kingswood for settlement, since this was the last place from which he had been passed as a vagrant without having received the punishment on which the law insisted. The cost of his maintenance, and £2 to Mr. Pitcher “for his Operation,” was to be paid out of the County stock.  (Sess. R. 8/89, 8/140.)

 

Further time given to Mr. Thomas Smith, the late clerk of the peace, in which to have his accounts audited.  (Sess.

R.8/139.)

 

p. 215. The surveyors of Eaton near Windsor authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.  (Sess. R. 8/138.)

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Order dismissing the appeal of Ashendon against a warrant removing John Harris, labourer, from Wadsden. (Sess. R. 8/88, 8/137.)

 

p. 216.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, Charles Heyward, and John Edmonds, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £3. 4s. 2d, £2. 17s. 2d, £2. 16s, and £2. 16s.

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 12s. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for twelve weeks and £1. 10s. for clothing her for eight months.

 

John Colshill to be paid £1. 12s. for maintaining William, the son of Jane Whitbread, born in the gaol, for twelve weeks, and 10s. for clothing him for one quarter.

 

Richard Miles and Henry Woodland, constables of Little Brickhill, to be paid £13 for conveying vagrants.  Samuel Evans of Stoney Stratford similarly to be paid £4. 7s. (Sess. R. 8/95.)

 

p. 217.  Order allowing the appeal of Kingsey against a warrant removing James Wilson and his wife from Fingest. (Sess. R. 8/82, 8/135.)

 

Order confirming a warrant removing Mary Falkner from Charnedon in Twiford to Warmeington, co. Warwick. [See p. 267.] (Sess. R. 8/135.)

 

p. 218.  Order allowing the appeal of Aston Sandford against a warrant removing Edward Greene, with his wife and child, from Brill. (Sess. R. 8/86, 8/132.)

 

Order allowing the appeal of Hurley, co. Berks, against a warrant removing John Bray and his wife from Great Marlow.  (Sess. R. 8/87, 8/132.)

 

Order referring to certain justices the complaint of John Allen against the inhabitants of Great Kimble.  (Sess. R. 8/132.)

 

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p. 219.  Mr. Francis Neale, the receiver of the County stock, ordered to pay £4 to the surveyors of Denham for work done by them upon their part of High Bridge near Uxbridge.  As it was reported that “notwithstanding such reparation . . . yett that parte of the said Bridge belonging to this County is still soe ruinous and in such decay that it will fall downe . . . if not tymely prevented,” certain justices were appointed to inspect the bridge and to undertake all necessary repairs. [See p. 310.] (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

Henry Munday, John Rose, and Matthew Annesly, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.  (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

p. 220.  The overseers of Buckingham to be paid £1. 12s. for maintaining the “County child,” born at Breda, for twelve weeks, and 10s. for clothing for one quarter.  (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

Further adjournment of the appeal of Binfield, co. Berks. (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

Order passing the accounts of the trustees of “a Royall Charity called the poore Folkes pasture in Brill and Oakely.” (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

Order discharging all presentments and indictments against William Sawyer of Braddenham, as the proceedings “were grounded upon a Mistake.”  [See pp. 141 and 156.] (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

Order remitting the fine imposed upon Henry Hughes of Winslowe, ironmonger, for non-attendance on a jury, as it appeared that he was prevented by sickness from being present (Sess. R. 8/131.)

 

p. 221.  Further adjournment of the appeal of Great Horwood.  (Sess. R. (8/130.)

 

The clerk of the peace ordered to obtain from Mr. Francis Ligo the “severall Modells, Surveys, Estimates, and other

 

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writeings [which] have by the Order of this Court beene formerly written, taken, and made in order to Erect and Build a New County Goale.”  They were to be filed with the records of the Court and “be made use of as this Court shall from tyme to tyme direct.”  (Sess. R. 8/130.)

 

Thomas Dennys of Loughton, baker, discharged from his recognizance in respect of the bastard child of Eleanor Nicholls, spinster, as he had indemnified the parish of Loughton.  (Sess. R. 8/136.)

 

pp. 222-223.  Order for the release of John Clarke under the provisions of the act for the relief of poor debtors.  John Pritchard gave evidence that due notice had been served on the creditors, and William Watts and William Gilpin were witnesses to the effect that the original debt of £80 had been reduced to £17. 4s. 3d. [See pp. 199- 201.]

Clarke produced a schedule of his private debts owing to him from the following persons: [Blank] Harrison senior of Passenham, co. Northampton, [Blank] Harrison junior of Shrob Lodge, co. Northampton, Adam Barnes, Thomas Miles. William Henslow, Thomas Carter, Edward Dudley, and Henry Hearne, all of Stonny Stratford, Mr. Bicklee of Leckhamstead, Richard Parratt of Hanslop, John West of Old Stratford, co. Northampton, [Blank] West, widow, John Danford, and William Clarke, all of Denshanger, co. Northampton, William Short of Perry, co. Northampton, William Harborn of Stonebridge, John Gillman of Sherington, Thomas Blackman of Beachampton, John Grace of Woolverton, John Cowley of Weston, Mark Whitton and William Thacker, both of Yardley, co. Northampton, Thomas Hollmes and Thomas Burton, both of Shenley.  The total amounted to about £19.  (Sess. R. 8/79 to 8/81.)

 

p. 224.  The application of John Underwood to be released in accordance with the act failed, as the debt was still over the amount of £20.  It had originally been incurred “upon a Bond of £40 penalty formerly by him entred into unto John Leigh, esquire, deceased, late High Sheriffe of this County, which is become forfeited.”  (Sess. R. 8/133.)

 

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Repetition of the order concerning rates for billeting soldiers, which was made last Easter Session.  [See p. 123.] (Sess. R. 8/133, 8/134.)

pp. 225-226.  Order confirming the usual rates of Servants’ wages.  (Sess. R. 8/133.)

 

p.  227.  Usual order concerning carriage of goods by land. (Sess. R. 8/133.)

The price of salt fixed at 5s. 6d. per bushel.  (Sess. R. 8/133.)

 

p. 228. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Abraham Pryor, William Lee senior. John Welsh, and Thomas Butcher [see p.  182], and the acquittal of John Claridge junior [see p. 209.] (Sess. R. 8/128.)

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Richard Whaley (Vol. 5, p. 417), Richard Harris (p. 129), and John Adkyns (p. 203.) (Sess. R. 8/128.)

 

Recognizances entered into.

John Morris, given on p. 204.

Robert Meade, gentleman, William Symonds, and Alexander Olliffe, all of Aylesbury, in £20 each, for the appearance of Meade in the Queen’s Bench.  (Sess. R. 8/128.)

Thomas Swift and William Miller, both of Winslow, labourers, for Eleanor, wife of Thomas Swift, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 871.)

John Claridge senior and Robert Harvey, both of Newport Pagnell, for John Claridge junior to appear and answer Richard Nelson, who also is bound over to appear and prosecute Claridge.  (Sess. R. 8/74, 8/75.)

Robert Reynolds of Harrold, co. Bedford, grazier, to appear and answer Thomas Abrum of Olney for an assault. (Sess. R. 8/175.)

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Staninutt, blacksmith, John Clarke, and Robert Rea as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 11/3.)

Thomas Lee of Aylesbury, carpenter, with his father, William, and Thomas Leaver, innkeeper, as sureties to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 11/4.)

 

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 228.  (Sess. R. 8/128.)

 

p. 229.  Recognizances discharged.

Wheatly Horsly of Stonny Stratford, labourer, Thomas Dennys, labourer, and Fulke Burton, both of Loughton, Edward Roberts of Shenley, Robert Skevington of Newton Blossomvile, Joseph Delafield, blacksmith, and William Hudson, both of West Wiccombe, Francis Goodwyn of Lavendon, mason, John Morris, yeoman, and William Wingrave and William Sawyer, carpenters, all of Braddenham, Thomas Lee junior, carpenter, Thomas Leaver, and William Lee, all of Aylesbury, Thomas Swift and William Miller, both of Winslowe, John Clarridge junior and senior, and Robert Harvey, all of Newport Pagnell, and William Hobcroft of Taplowe.  (Sess. R. 8/128.)

 

End of this session, (signed) Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

 

p. 230.  [Blank.]

 

Information.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Nelson of Newport Pagnell, blacksmith, stated that she saw John Clarridge junior steal- ing a piece of iron from her husband's goods.  (Sess. R. 8/98.)

 

Calendar for the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe.

John Rose stated that he had had Francis Coker, an idle and disorderly person, in his custody for 24 days. (Sess. R. 8/102.)

 

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Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following : Borlase Warren, Edward Gomm, Thomas Ford, Nicholas Warden, John and Mary Tipper, John and Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters, John Welch, Thomas Butcher, Thomas Alexander, Finch and Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, and the constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge.  [No endorsement.] (Sess. R. 8/73.)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following : Abraham Pryor, William Lee, Joan Steward, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Spooner, George Knowles, Robert Squire, and all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 7/4. [see page 367], except the last six persons. (Sess. R. 8/76.)

 

[From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

8th April, 1703.  [2 Anne]

Sess. R. 9/34.  Jury writ.

Sess. R. 9/37.  Writ of venire facias. (See Appendix)

Sess. R. 9/38.   Writ of capias. (see Appendix)

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MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT BUCKINGHAM AND NEWPORT PAGNELL

13th July and 7th August, 1703 [2 Anne]

 

p. 231. Jurors for the body of the county.

John Townesend, gentleman, Thomas Seare, John Woolhead, Thomas Norbury, John Cooper, Joseph Dudley, Thomas Curle, Robert Lane, William Gyles, John Narroway, Thomas Greeneing, Robert Goodson, John Bennett, Joseph Bampton, John Baker, Edward Allen, John Goodman, William Brightman, and William Sparkes.

 

p. 232. Sacrament certificates.

The Rev. Richard Fiennes, rector of Akeley; certified by the Rev. Richard Major, rector, and Daniel Peasley, churchwarden, of Foscott, and witnessed by William Cowley and John Miller.  (Sess. R. 9/2.)

The Rev. Richard Major, rector of Foscott; certified by the Rev. Richard Fiennes, rector, and William Cowley, churchwarden, of Akeley, and witnessed by Daniel Peasley and James Calvert.  (Sess. R. 9/3.)

The Rev. William Wootton of Middleton Keynes, the Rev. Matthew Disney of Bletchley, and Francis Duncombe of Broughton, esquire; certified by the Rev. Thomas

 

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Banks, D.D., minister, and Henry Browne, churchwarden, of Newport Pagnell, and witnessed by each other and Anthony Chapman.  (Sess. R. 9/4, 9/5, 9/12.)

The Rev. Thomas Banks, D.D., of Newport Pagnell; certified by the Rev. Robert Creed, minister, and Philip Freeman, churchwarden, of Lathbury, and witnessed by Francis Mead and John Johnson.  (Sess. R. 9/6.)

Roger Price of Westbury, esquire ; certified by the Rev. Isaiah Knibb, minister, and Samuel Pitman, church- warden, of Westbury, and witnessed by Robert Shortland and John Baldwin.  (Sess. R. 9/7.)

Nicholas Merwin of Winslow, gentleman; certified by the Rev. John Crofts, minister, and John Shelton, church- warden, of Winslow, and witnessed by John Markham and John Seaton.  (Sess. R. 9/8.)

Winwood Serjant of Dinton, esquire ; certified by the Rev. William Watts, minister, and William Adeane, church- warden, of Dinton, and witnessed by Luke Mead and Richard Norton.  (Sess. R. 9/9.)

John Woodfine of Ratcliffe, esquire, and William Perkins of Tingewick, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Oliver Pashiler, minister, and Alexander Sheene, church- warden, of Buckingham, and witnessed by Thomas Jones and Charles Mold.  (Sess. R. 9/10, 9/11.)

Edward Bate of Maids Moreton, esquire; certified by the Rev. Richard Major, minister, and Thomas Robotham, churchwarden, of Maids Moreton, and witnessed by Henry Saunders and Thomas Smith. (Sess. R. 9/13.)

The above all also took the statutory oaths, and Roger Price, Francis Duncombe, and Edward Bate took the oaths as deputy lieutenants, in accordance with the act of 13 and 14 Charles II, c. 3.

Benjamin Bisse of Colebrooke, gentleman, produced a justices’ certificate that he had taken the oaths as an officer of excise, in accordance with the acts of 1 William and Mary, c. 8, and 12 Charles II, c. 23.

 

p. 233. Convictions of swearers.

Richard Clarke junior of Great Kimble, William Nelson of Dynton, servant to a miller, (at Stone), William Newens 

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of Ivinghoe, Bernard Stopps and William Cuthbert, butcher, both of Wingrave, and John Muscoe of Hulcott, farmer, (all at Buckland), Ralph Grace of Wendover, innkeeper, William Cox of Beirton, Edward Collyer of Pightleston, Henry Reyner of Weedon, Thomas Eyres junior and Henry Dawdry, both of St. Leonards, John Cock and Samuel Springall, both of Choulsbury, Thomas Dunstan of Hawridge, Thomas Kempster, Richard Talboys, John Greene, Thomas Lee of Catt Street, Francis Woodcock, gaoler, Richard Olliffe, William Todd, John Jessett, Robert, son of John Mayden, Gabriel White, and Robert Hitchcock, all of Aylesbury, for one oath.

Edward Taylor senior, joiner, and John Edthropp, “servant to a Chayreman,” both of Wendover, for two oaths. 

Daniel Goodwyn of Calverton for five oaths.

 

p. 234. Indictments.

Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, for not repairing the highway at Westcott Gap.  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 9/14.)

John Beckly of West Wiccombe, labourer, for keeping a gun and shooting pigeons.  Cornelius Bristowe and Edward Wade prosecuted.  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 9/15.)

Edward Martyn of Wyrardsbury, yeoman, for digging a ditch across the footpath to New Windsor, co. Berks. Richard Grove prosecuted.  [Fined 3s. 4d.] (Sess. R. 9/16.)

Thomas Harris of Padbury and Nicholas Adams of Water Stratford, yeomen, Richard Dumbleton of Adderbury, co. Oxford, labourer, Ann, wife of William Tappin of West- bury, yeoman, Sarah Stubbs of Shaulston, spinster, and Elizabeth Glover of Tingewyck, for unlawfully assembling at Home Close, near the parish church of Water Stratford, and disturbing the Rev. Isaac [Francis] Rushworth, the rector, while he was preaching.  (Sess. R. 9/17.)

Robert Tovey of Radnidge, husbandman, for assaulting Silvester Lane, constable of Great Marlow.  [Fined 6s.8d.] (Sess. R. 9/18.)

The inhabitants of Monks Risborough for not repairing Archmeade Lane, between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury. (Sess. R. 9/19, 9/20.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas 

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Crompton, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 9/21, 9/22.)

John Gravett of Brentford, co. Middlesex, apothecary, for converting a tenement at Denham into several cottages, and for taking in inmates.  (Sess. R. 9/23, 9/24.)

Ann, wife of Thomas Styles of Stonny Stratford, gardener, for assaulting Elizabeth Atkinson.  Elizabeth Ward and Elizabeth Barnett were witnesses.  [Fined £1.] (Sess. R. 9/25.)

Barbara, wife of Henry Pomfrett of Great Marlow, innholder, for assaulting Thomas Elliott.  John Pomfrett prosecuted.  [Fined 3s.4d.] (Sess. R. 9/26.)

Christopher Foster of Southropp in Hartwell for assault- ing Henry Batterson at Waddesdon.  Thomas Adams was a witness.  [Fined £1.] (Sess. R. 9/27.)

 

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Charles Price of Whitchurch, labourer, for stealing 6s.8d. from Charles Coetts of Winslow, joiner, and a neck- cloth and a shop book from Mary Jenkins of Winslow, spinster.  (Sess. R. 9/28, 9/32.)

The above Coetts and Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins junior of Winslow, cotton-maker, for assaulting Charles Price.  Richard Greene and John Mills were witnesses. (Sess. R. 9/29.)

The above Price and Coetts, and Benjamin Gawdery, yeoman, John Cooper, farmer, Thomas Stapp, innholder, and John Greene, butcher, all of Whitchurch, for assaulting Mary Jenkins.  John Crockett was a witness.  (Sess. R. 9/30, 9/31.)

Thomas Weedon and Robert Moone, labourers, Silvester Lane, watchmaker, and William Weedon, yeoman, all of Great Marlow, for assaulting Robert Toovey.  (Sess. R. 9/33.)

 

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.

 

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Thomas Parker of Aston Clynton, labourer, for keeping an unlicensed and disorderly alehouse.

Mary Jenkins of Whitchurch, spinster, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.

Joseph Port of Cheynes, labourer, and Thomas Hampton of Iver, for refusing to watch.

Paul Darvall of Amersham for trading as a baker with- out due apprenticeship.

John Backstaffe of Ashly Green, Francis Southam and Ann, his wife, and Frances Peirce, spinster, all of Chesham, for disturbing the peace and for abusing Mr. Jonathan Butterfield, the chief constable.

 

p. 235. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Bledlowe . . . . Robert Deane vice Edward Sale.

Bledlowe Ridge . . William Stevens junior vice Nicholas Weston.

Burneham . . . . Thomas Carter vice John Nash, and William Nash as tithingman vice [Blank].

Wendover . . . . Edward Taylor and Nicholas Jewson as tithingmen vice John Croft and Henry Holmes.

 

Orders.

p. 236.  John Rose, Henry Munday, and Matthew Annesly, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

Order for the following payments for the maintenance of “County children” for fourteen weeks: Alexander Olliffe £1.17s.4d. for Alice Maxfield; John Colshill £1.17s.6d. for William Whitbread; the overseers of Buckingham £1.17s.4d. for the child born at Breda.  In each case an additional 10s. was paid for clothing for one quarter.

 

Charles Heyward, John Edmonds, Mary Pratt senior, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £2.2s.6d., £2.6s.4d., £2.14s.10d., and [Blank].

 

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p. 237.  Mr. Leonard Thomson, the under-sheriff, to be paid £2. 2s., which he had disbursed to Mr. Hyde, clerk to the Lord Chief Justice, for “Exhibition money for the poore prisoners of the King’s Bench and Marshalsea.”

 

Richard Miles, constable of Little Brickhill, to be paid £10.5s., and William Perry, constable of Stonny Stratford, £1.4s.6d., for passing vagrants.

 

p. 238.  Mr. Thomas Smith, the late clerk of the peace, to be paid £12. 6s. 4½d., which was found to be due to him after his accounts had been audited.

 

Ralph Stone junior of Radnidge, gentleman, to take the place of his father, Ralph Stone senior, as one of treasurers for the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea, as his father was “soe infirme and aged.”

Order for the return of all jury lists.

 

p. 239.  Order confirming a warrant for the removal of William Jones, Mary, his wife, and William, their child, from St. Martyns in the Field, co. Middlesex, to Chepping Wiccombe.

 

p. 240.  Order dismissing the appeal of Bromesgrove, co. Worcester, against a warrant removing Richard Bettenson, Alice, his wife, and Richard, Abigail, and Samuel, their children, from the West Side of Stonny Stratford.

 

Adjournment of the appeal of Abbotts Langley, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Elizabeth, the infant daughter of Elizabeth Beck, a vagrant, from Hawridge.

 

p. 241.  Further adjournment of the appeal of Binfield, co. Berks.

 

John Morris of Braddenham discharged from his recog- nizance in respect of the bastard child of Sarah Neate, as he had indemnified the parish of Stewkley.  Mr. Nicholas Merwyn appeared as counsel for Stewkley.  It was further 

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ordered that Sarah Neate should be sent to the bridewell at Aylesbury to be kept at hard labour until further notice, “to deter her from comitting the Like Offence.”

 

p. 242.  Adjournment of the appeal of Castle Thrupp against a warrant removing [Blank] from Bletchley.  [See p. 261.]

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Great Horwood against a warrant removing Mary, wife of Richard Mothers, and her child from Newport Pagnell.

 

p. 243.  Order allowing the appeal of Oveing against a warrant removing Elizabeth, wife of William Tompson, from Little Woolston.

 

Order dismissing the appeal of George Hickman, cheese- monger, against a judgment of certain justices requiring him to pay 5s. “small tythes” to the Rev. Thomas Penn, vicar of Great Missenden, in accordance with the act of 7 and 8 William III, c. 6. Hickman was also ordered to pay 4s. costs for the hearing before the justices, and 10s. costs for the present hearing.

 

p.  244.  Order dismissing a similar appeal by Robert Wingrave of Great Missenden, husbandman, in respect of 4s. 4d. “small tithes”; but no costs were ordered for the present hearing.

 

Order allowing a similar appeal by Charles Deane of Great Missenden, butcher, in respect of 8s. 4d. “small tithes” It appeared that the tithe arose out of “the fruite of an Orchard which the said Charles Deane had sold to George Hickman.” and that Deane “was, by selling the same groweing on the Trees, exempted from payment thereof, and that George Hickman ought to pay.”

 

p. 245.  The surveyors of Aylesbury authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

 

Further reference of the complaint of John Allen against the inhabitants of Great Kimble.

 

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p. 246.  Orders staying further proceedings against Edward Gomm of Little Kimble, labourer, for using flints and stones collected by the surveyors, and against Thomas Ford and Nicholas Warden, both of Great Kimble, yeomen, for not scouring a watercourse on the road from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury.

 

William Tomson, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

p. 247. Order referring to certain justices the application of Henry Southend to be paid an allowance by the overseers of Beachampton.

 

Order extending the recognizances of James Arnold, Thomas Emerton, and Richard Harris.

Susan Shrimpton to be discharged from gaol upon finding sureties.

 

p. 248. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Robert Tovey, Christopher Foster, Ann Styles, and Barbara Pomfrett [see p. 234.].

 

Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris (p. 129).

James Arnold of Iver, labourer, in £20, with Stephen Gilbert of Langley and Thomas Groves of Iver as sureties in £10 each, for his good behaviour

Thomas Emerton junior of Ivinghoe for [Blank].

 

Fines and issues.

George Willyatt of Great Horwood and Nathaniel Southend of Amersham, gentleman, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted above.

 

p. 249. Recognizances discharged.

John Adkyns, tailor, and Elizabeth Adkyns, spinster, 

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both of Great Missenden, John Morris, yeoman, and William Sawyer, both of Braddenham, John Ivatt of Sanderton, Edward Ayres of St. Leonards, Richard Belson of Monks Risborough, Thomas Bowler of Princes Risborough, Thomas Spencer and Ananias Barnaby, both of Hughendon, Richard Grove of Wyrardsbury, John Aldridge of Datchett, Elizabeth Barrett and Elizabeth Ward, both of Stonny Stratford, Charles Coates and John Crockett, both of Winslow, James Sowtell, Francis Sowtell, and Thomas Soden, all of Buckingham, Thomas Jenkins, Mary Jenkins, Charles Price, John Cooper, and Benjamin Gawdrey, all of Whitchurch.

End of this session, (signed) Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

p. 250. [Blank.]

 

[From vol. 8]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT BUCKINGHAM AND NEWPORT PAGNELL

13th July and 7th August, 1703.  [2 Anne]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Sess. R. 9/35, 36.

John Townsend of Marsh Gibbon, Thomas Seare of Adstocke, John Woolhead of Thornborough, Thomas Norbury of Turweston, John Cooper junior, of Great Horwood, Joseph Dudley of Shenley, Thomas Curle and Robert Lane, both, of Swanburne, William Giles of Winslow, John Narroway of Grendon Underwood, Thomas Greening and Robert Goodson, both of Long Crendon, John Bennett of Ludgershall, Jososph Bampton of Aylesbury, John Baker of Weston Turvile, Edward Allen and John Goodman, both of Water Eaton, William Bright- man of Weston Underwood, and William Sparkes of Wiccombe Forreyns.

 

The following were not sworn: George Williatt of Great Horwood, William Bampton of Quainton-cum-Lee, Samuel Blick of Princes Risborough, Henry Goodman of Woughton, Nathaniel Southend of Amersham, John Fawsett of Becconsfeild, and Henry Fletcher and Robert Chissall, both of Groat Marlow. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 385)

Sess. R. 9/85.

Certificate of the justices, that Benjamin Bisse, as an officer of excise, had taken the statutory oaths. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 386)

Convictions of swearers.

Sess. R. 9/81-83.

The names of those mentioned in Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 386-387.

Presentments.

Sess. R. 9/58, 66, 68.

Thomas Crumpton, Thomas Alexander, John Typper and Mary his wife, John Mawby and Anne his wife, Frances Carter, Dorothy Walters, and Finch Hows and his wife, for recusancy.

Sess. R. 9/66, 68.

Mary Jenkins and Thomas Parker, for unlicensed alehouses.

Sess. R. 9/57, 60.

Thomas Hampton and Joseph Port, for refusing to watch.

Sess. R. 9/60.

Paul Darvall, for following two trades at one time.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 388-389)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Sess. R. 9/72.

Bledlowe: Not sworn: Abraham Ewstace Bledlow Ridge: Not sworn: James Carey

Sess. R. 9/74.

Burneham: Not sworn: Thomas Grove, John Cooke and Thomas Terry.

 

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Sess. R. 9/73.

Wendover: Not sworn: William North senior, and John Croxford.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 389)

Sess. R. 9/80, 89-93

Orders of Removal concerning Richard Bettenson and his family; Elizabeth Bedk: and Elizabeth Tompson, “a Lame woman aged about forty and two years, being taken Vagrant in ... Oveing and openly whipped according to the Statute”. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 390-391)

Sess. R. 9/77-79.

Orders concerning the tithes claimed by the Vicar of Great Missenden to be due to him from George Hickman, Robert Wingrave and Charles Deane. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 391)

Sess. R. 9/87.

Further reference to the justices of the complaint of John Allen against the inhabitants of Great Kimble.  The justices had met to determine the matter, but could not agree among themselves. The matter was as follows: -  John Allen had hired a certain Thomas Lee, aged thirteen years, for a year ending at Michaelmas 1702, at which time Thomas Lee “with the privity of his father was brought to Aylesbury, to be hired to one Richard Harding, who did not hire him because he was too small ... Then he returned .. to .. John Allen, and about ... a month afterwards he broke his leg .. which has cost... John Allen for the Boy’s cure ...  Seaven Pounds and Ten Shillings”.  Upon oath, Thomas Lee declared that John Allen hired him again for a year at Michaelmas 1702.  Charles Palmer, justice, was therefore of the opinion that John: Allen should find the £7. 10s. 0d. out of his own purse.  John Allen declared that after Michaelmas 1702 he suffered Thomas Lee to remain with him “only upon courtesie and charity”, and upon this evidence William Busby, justice, judged that John Allen, “as one of the Overseers of the poor of Great Kimble, should re-imburse himself out of the Parish money”.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 391)

Sess. R. 9/76.

The petition of William Tomson for County bread. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 392)

Recognizances extended.

Sess. R. 9/39, 54.

Thomas Emerton and James Arnold, (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 392)

Recognizances discharged.

Sess. R. 9/53.

Edward Ayres, with Richard Belson and Thomas Bowler as sureties, to keep the peace, and to appear.

Sess. R. 9/44.

Thomas Spencer and Ananias Barnaby [Wright] sureties for John Morris to appear, to abide the order of the justices concerning Sarah Neat’s child of which he was the reputed father.

Sess. R. 9/47.

Richard Grove, with John Aldridge and William Aldersey of Wyradsbury, silkthrowster, as sureties, to answer for disobeying a warrant.

Sess. R. 9/41.

Elizabeth Barrett and Elizabeth Ward, to give evidence against Ann Styles for assaulting Elizabeth Atkinson and the said Elizabeth Barrett.

 

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Sess. R. 9/46.

Charles Coates with John Crockett as surety, to answer for assault on Charles Price.

Sess. R. 9/42.

James Sowtell with Francis Sowtell and Thomas Soden as sureties to keep the peace towards John Steward of Beirton, butcher, and to appear.

Sess. R. 9/40, 43, 45.

Mary Jenkins, to give evidence against Charles Price for felony. Thomas Jenkins, surety for Mary Jenkins to appear, to answer for assault on Charles Price.  Charles Price, with John Cooper and Benjamin Gawdrey as sureties, to answer to Mary Jenkins.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 392-393)

Recognizances of the following:

Sess. R. 9/49.

John Pond of Little Missenden, victualler, with William Hobbs, collarmaker, and Simon Howlett, hostler, both of Amersham, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse.

Sess. R. 9/48, 50.

Michael Batterson of Waddesden, to prosecute Christopher Foster of Southropp in the parish of Hartwell, yeoman, for assault on Henry Batterson. Christopher Foster, to appear.

Sess. R. 9/51, 52.

Robert Tovey [Toovey] to answer to Silvester Law [Lane] for assault. The said Silvester, to prosecute the said Robert.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 392)

Bridewell calendars.

Sess. R. 9/34.

Chepping Wycombe:

Mary Wise, who “was a sarvant to one Mrs. Shuter ... hath proved a Verry Disorderly seruant and Beate and a bused her said Misterris”.

Sess. R. 9/86.

Aylesbury Gaol:

Barbara Pomfrett, James Sowtell, Edward Ayres, Ann Styles and Susan Shrimpton.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 392, 393)

Examination.

Sess. R. 9/75.

Charles Price, accused of stealing “two Neck- cloaths, a head dresse and a Shoppbooke”, the goods of Mary Jenkins, declared that he “Distrained the goods in a legall way”.

 

[From vol. 2]

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AMERSHAM AND AYLESBURY

7th and 18th October, 1703 [2 Anne]

 

p. 251.  Jurors for the body of the county.

William Church, gentleman, Henry White, Thomas Denham, Peter Style, Thomas Brickwell, William Atkinson, Robert Scott, Jonathan Toe, Thomas Keene, James Kippin, William Golder, Richard Jourden, Henry Olliffe, John Wright, Thomas Bush, William Serjant, and John Brangwyn.

Jurors for the case against Francis Clark.

John Rose, Joseph Churchill, William Lax, Thomas Mathews, Geoffrey Hart, Robert Stevens, John Nicholls, John Fisher, William Hillam, Richard Saunders, Alexander Cooke, and Richard Baker.

Jurors for the case against Thomas Channer.

Thomas Darvall, John Wyatt, William Lister, John Rutt, Roger Nicholls, William Smith, John Wheeler, Samuel Roberts, Thomas Kingham, Thomas Brandon, Alexander Cooke, and Thomas Kempster.

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p. 252.  The following persons produced sacrament certificates and took the statutory oaths:

Sir Richard Temple, Bt., of Stowe.

Joseph Bell of Aylesbury, gentleman.

Thomas Alford, gentleman, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe.

Johnshall Crosse of Bledlowe, esquire.

Edward Hart of Brill, esquire.

Sir Edward Denton, Bt., of Hillesden.

Thomas Dunstan of Hawridge, fiddler, was convicted of swearing.

p. 253. Indictments,

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 10/22,10/23.)

John Backstaffe of Ashley Green, Francis Southam and Ann, his wife, and Frances Peirce, spinster, all of Chesham, for disturbing the peace and keeping disorderly houses. Jonathan Butterfield prosecuted. [Discharged; see p. 287.] (Sess. R. 10/21.)

Mary Jenkins of Whitchurch, spinster, and Thomas Parker of Aston Clinton, labourer, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  [Parker fined 3s.4d.]  (Sess. R. 10/16, 10/19, 10/20.)

Joseph Port of Cheynes and Thomas Hampton of Iver, for refusing to watch and ward.  [Port fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 10/15,10/17.)

Thomas Channer of Little Missenden, labourer, for stealing a sheep from Thomas Tregoe.  John Childs was a witness.  [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 10/14.)

Francis Clarke of Great Kimble, labourer, for stealing beehives from John Howse.  John West was a witness. [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 10/24, 10/30.)

Thomas Winslowe of Brill, labourer, for digging pits in the highway.  William Lester and Edward Mortimer prosecuted.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 10/13.)

Thomas Lane of Wendover, innholder, for assaulting Ruth Harding.  Richard Stace prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 10/12.) 

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William Carter of Iver, carpenter, for illegally building a cottage.  [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 10/11.)

The inhabitants of Great Kimble and Wendover for not repairing their highways.  [Discharged on certificate.] (Sess. R. 10/9, 10/10.)

Humphrey Peters of Chesham for “useing the trade of a Barber and Shaveing on Sundayes.”  James Sells prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 10/29.)

Thomas Saunders of Wing, labourer, for a trespass. Simon Rastall and Elizabeth Rastall prosecuted.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 10/31.)

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Wright of Great Missenden, for assaulting Elizabeth Atkyns, spinster.  John Anderson and Henry Fawnch were witnesses.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 10/8.)

Edward Gardner of Ivinghoe, labourer, for assaulting Sarah, wife of Henry Fountayne.  Abigail Cooke was a witness.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 10/7.)

John Croxford, joiner, Thomas Lane, innholder, and William Collett, Joshua Young, and Edward Seaton, gentle- men, all of Wendover, for entering the Town Hall, breaking the lock, and imprisoning Henry Harding.

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Thomas Darvall senior, innholder, Thomas Darvall junior, baker, and William Darvall, draper, all of Wendover, for assaulting Henry Gwillam of Wendover, victualler.  And Henry Gwillam and Ann, his wife, for assaulting Thomas Darvall senior.  Thomas Christmasse, Thomas Benning and Ann, his wife, were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 10/25,10/28.)

Robert Stevens of Grandborough, yeoman, for assault- ing Lettice Deane, spinster, in the parish church, and Deane for assaulting Stevens.  Elizabeth Stevens was a witness. (Sess. R. 10/26, 10/27.)

p. 254.  Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.

Mary Funge and [Blank] Woolward. both of Wiccombe 

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Forreyns, widows, victuallers, “for refuseing to Lodge a Traveller whoe fell sick on the Roade and dyed.”

James Woolward and [Blank] Gibbons, widow, both of Wiccombe Forreyns, victuallers, for keeping disorderly alehouses.

The constables of Saunderton and Wooburne, for not bringing in their presentments.

John Butler of Eaton near Windsor, tailor, and Lambert Edmonds of Slowe in Upton, for illegally building cottages.

Thomas Baldwyn of Slowe in Upton and William Whetston of Iver, for receiving inmates.  [Discharged, see p. 287.]

Richard Young of Iver for “refuseing to carry Huy and Cry.”

Informations.

John Spratley and Thomas Ping, both of Winslowe, Joseph Homan of Quainton, John Russell of Edlesborough, William Branston of Soulbury, John Watkyns of Weedon, John Seare of Ivinghoe, Richard Parratt of Wing, John Suderick of Waddesden, Francis Grant of Northall, Robert Honnor of Fenny Stratford, Thomas Marshall of Sherrington, Thomas Withers, John Blacklock, Ann Clark, widow, John Barnes, Ann Johnson, widow, Elizabeth Cooper, Gilbert Johnson, John Battison senior, and Richard Leapidge, all of Newport Pagnell, William Gilpyn, Elizabeth Burges, and Ann Harris, all of Stonny Stratford, Mary Gyles, Thomas Smith, [Blank] Roadgers, Thomas Gresham, Thomas Savage, Matthew Brightman, [Blank] Burgoin, James Lawton, Thomas Pettit, and Edward Andrew, all of Olney, [for buying and selling butter, cheese, and other dead victuals without licences.] [Discharged; see p. 285.]  (Sess. R. 10/32,10/33.)

p. 255.  Petty constables sworn.

Wiccombe Forreyns. . John Doad vice William Smith.

Weston Turvile . . John Gardner and William Neighbour vice William Syred and William Browne.

Hanslopp . . . . Thomas Foster vice Christopher Saxby.

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Chalfont St. Peter . . Robert Chitch and William Reding vice Edward Weatherly and William Smith.

Stoke Goldington . . Henry Bird vice William Godern.

Datchett . . . . Henry Hartwell and William Cox vice William Meryden and Thomas Jackson.

Chalfont St. Giles . . Thomas Bennett and John Ayres vice Richard Bettsworth and Henry Cock.

Penn . . . . . . Henry Long vice William Pusey.

Chesham Boys . . James Parratt vice Henry Batchelor.

Aylesbury, Lord’s Fee Thomas Price and Thomas Kempster vice William Spencer and William Goldsworth.

Aylesbury, Parson’s Fee John Eigg and Daniel Dalafield vice Thomas Ray and John Seare.

Hanslopp . . . . Richard Toomes vice Thomas Foster.

Upper Winchendon John Cox vice John Young, apothe- cary.

Orders.

p. 256.  Matthew Annesly, John Rose, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

The following persons to be paid £1. 12s. each for twelve weeks’ maintenance and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing of a “County child”: Alexander Olliffe for Alice Maxfield; John Colshill for William Whitbread; and the overseers of Buckingham for the child born at Breda.

p. 257.  Charles Heyward, John Edmonds, Mary Pratt senior, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £2. 9s. 4d., £2. 6s. 8d., £2. 7s. 10d., and £2. 10s.

p. 258.  William Benson, gentleman, to be paid £20 as arrears of rent due for the use of his house as a gaol.

Charles Sutton of Newport Pagnell, who petitioned for 

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relief, saying “that he had served her Majestie on shipboard in the present Warr against France and [was] thereby wounded and disabled,” was ordered to be paid £1 out of the County stock.

 

p. 259.  Richard Miles, constable of Little Brickhill, to be paid £20. 4s. 6d., and William Perry, constable of Stonny Stratford, £10. 9s., for passing vagrants.

 

p. 260.  Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of Abbotts Langley, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Elizabeth, infant daughter of Elizabeth Beck, a vagrant, from Hawridge.

 

p. 261.  Order allowing the appeal of Castle Thrupp against a warrant removing Thomas Long, alias Garner, and Mary, his wife, from Eaton in Bletchley.  She had been a servant with Sir John Tyrrell, Bt., in the former parish.

 

Adjournment of the appeal of Bovingdon, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Edward Benson, alias Tomaling, and his wife from Chesham.  [See p. 281.]

 

p. 262.  Order allowing the appeal of Mursley against a warrant removing William Nicholls and Duglasse, his wife, from Newton Longvile.  [And see p. 282.]

 

p. 263.  Order allowing the appeal of Dunsanger in Passenham, co. Northampton, against a warrant removing Audrey Ward from Buckingham.  (Sess. R. 9/1.)

 

Order allowing the appeal of Aston Clynton against an order of certain justices to pay an allowance of 3s. a week to Elizabeth, widow of William Brookes, who was now living at Monks Risborough.

 

p. 264.  The surveyors of Stoke Mandevile authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of their highways.

 

p. 265.  A committee of justices was appointed to consider 

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“all matters relateing to the passeing and carryeing of Vagrants.”  They were to meet “in London to consider of such proper Wayes and Methods as may conduce to lessen the Charge to the County,” and to report at the next session.

 

Order referring the certain justices the question of the settlement of Elizabeth Tomson, a vagrant, who was apprehended in Oveing, but could not say where her birthplace was nor “the place through which she last passed un- punished.”  [See p. 283.]

 

Order staying further proceedings against Ann, wife of William Tappin, as it appears that, at the time of her offence [see p. 234], she was “discomposed and of unsound mind and memory.”

 

p. 266.  Orders staying further proceedings against Henry Watkynes of Wendover, wheelwright, Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, and Thomas Ford and Nicholas Warden, both of Great Kimble, yeoman.

 

The Court “being informed that the children of severall poore people of the parish of Brill in this County that are fitt and able to goe out and hire att service refuse soe to doe, and doe live and cohabitt with theire parents whoe are not of ability to maintayne themselves or theire said children, that thereby the Collection is likely to be increased to the greate prejudice of those whoe are the proprietors and farmers of Estates in that parish, it is therefore Ordered by this Court that all the children . . . . whoe are fitt and able to hire in Service . . . doe forthwith place and putt themselves out att Service, otherwise the parents of such children to have noe releif or Collection.”

 

Order remitting the fines imposed upon Richard Baker and Edward Lamborne of Cuddington, yeoman, for non- attendance on a jury.

 

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Order postponing the imposition of a fine of £2 upon the inhabitants of Monks Risborough, on condition that they brought a certificate, before the next Easter session, that their highways had been repaired.

 

p. 267.  Order that all the constables who had not yet produced their jury lists should do so at the adjourned session, to be held in “the Greate roome att the Sarazens head in Aylesbury.”

 

Gregory Darby, Thomas Plater, and Frances Jacob, widow, poor debtors in the gaol, admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

The case concerning the settlement of Mary Falconer at Warmeington, co. Warwick, was removed into the Queen’s Bench by writ of certiorari.  [See p. 217.]

 

p. 268. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Thomas Parker and Edward Gardner, and the acquittals of Francis Clarke and Thomas Channer [see p. 253.].

 

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above:  Richard Harris (p. 129) and James Arnold (p. 248).

 

Recognizances entered into.

Thomas Lane of Wendover, innholder, and William Carter of Iver, labourer, in £40 each, to appear and answer.

Edward Gardiner of lvinghoe in £40, with Edward Quarringdon and John Durrant, both of the same, as sureties in £20 each, to keep the peace towards Sarah, wife of Henry Fountayne.

 

Fines and issues.

William Herbert of Datchett, James Buckmaster of 

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Soulbury, Thomas Godman of Edlesborough, William Gilpyn of Wavendon, and John Holland of Granborough, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of Thomas Parker and Edward Gardner (see p. 253.).

 

p. 269. Recognizances discharged.

Thomas Emerton senior and Thomas Emerton junior, both of Ivinghoe, labourers, William Leverett, scrivener, and Richard Pinckard, innholder, both of Newport Pagnell, William Barker of Lathbury, yeoman, Alexander Cooke of Shenley, labourer, Joseph Buckmaster and Thomas Hamond, both of Whaddon, yeomen, Henry Fountayne of Ivinghoe, labourer, Thomas Lane, innholder, John Meade, “potash man,” Ruth Harding, spinster, Francis Sheldon, gentleman, and Henry Harding, schoolmaster, all of Wendover, Francis Clarke of Marshe in Great Kimble, labourer, Charles Howes of Great Kimble, yeoman, John West of Kimble Wyck, labourer, John Appleby and Jeremiah Arnett, labourers, and William Wright, husbandman, all of Little Hampden, John Christmasse of Appesly, labourer, William Darvall, innholder, Thomas Darvall senior, Thomas Darvall junior, and Henry Gwillin, all of Wendover, Thomas Mathews of Stonny Stratford, Michael Ginger of Winslowe, Francis Woodcock of Aylesbury, Francis Whitney of Great Missenden, Thomas Wardoll and John Ashby, both of Chesham, Adam Murray, John Bovingdon, and Cornelius Ladimer, all of Great Marlowe. John Cock, Shadrach Child, and William Aldersey, all of Wyrardsbury, John Lowe, Thomas Ratford, and John Collins, all of Towersey.

 

Memorandum that, at the adjourned sessions, all the petty constables, who had not already done so, produced their jury lists.

 

End of this session, (signed) Francis Neale, clerk of the peace.

 

p. 270. [Blank.]

 

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

13th January, 1703-04 [2 Anne]

 

p. 271. Jurors for the body of the county.

John Jordan, Henry Francklyn, Jonas Bird, John Anthony, Edward Fellowe, Thomas Seare, John Underwood, William Rawlins, Thomas Newman, Thomas Grimes, Thomas Edmonds, Thomas Bigg, John Cuddesden, Daniel Roberts, Matthew Brincklowe, Geoffrey Hawkins, John Seare, Robert Burt, Edward Randolph, Robert Colbert, and John Symmons.

 

Jurors for the case against William Carter.

Thomas Ray, John Luttman, Thomas Toms, William Grace, Robert Taylor, Abraham Cooke, Richard Heydon, Edward Oldham, Thomas Hagshawe, William Marshe, Thomas Baily, and Thomas Kempster.

 

p. 272. Sacrament certificates.

The Rev. John Davyes of Little Missenden; certified by the Rev. John Cleeve, minister, and William Glenister, gentleman, churchwarden, of Pitstone, and witnessed by Thomas Shilbourne, yeoman, and William Newman, both of Ivinghoe.  (Sess. R. 11/19 )

John Bigg of Chepping Wiccombe, under-sheriff; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Russon, churchwarden, of Chepping Wiccombe, and witnessed by William Shrimpton, gentleman, John Rose, smith.  (Sess. R. 11/20.)

The Rev. John Roe, vicar of Whitchurch; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, minister, and Henry Munday and Thomas Bigg, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by Joseph Bell and Paul Heyward.  (Sess. R. 11/21.)

The Rev. William Jones, rector of Chesham Boys; certified by the Rev. William Hay, minister, and Thomas Brickwell, churchwarden, of Chesham, and witnessed by William Lovett of Chesham Boys, yeoman, and Samuel Evans of Chesham, victualler.  (Sess. R. 11/22.)

 

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The Rev. Leonard Sedgewyck, minister of Stonny Stratford, and the Rev. John Sambee, vicar of Beirton, also produced sacrament certificates.

 

All the above took the statutory oaths.

 

The following persons took the oaths required by 27 Elizabeth, c. 12, and 1 William and Mary, c. 8: John Bigg, the under-sheriff, and John Johnson, John May, William Shrimpton, John Leach, and Isaac Beddall, bailiffs of the hundreds of Newport, Cottesloe, Aylesbury, Ashendon, and Chiltern.

 

The houses of Susan Bard of Foskett, widow, and John Gidley of Great Marlowe were registered as meeting houses.

 

P. 273. Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Stratford of Aylesbury, labourer, for one oath

William Coxhead, pedlar, William Goldsworth, and Thomas Chilton, drover, all of Aylesbury, and John Abry of Ellesborough, for two oaths.

Francis Woodcock, “under keeper” of the gaol at Aylesbury, for four oaths.

 

Indictments

John Rowe of Great Kimble, labourer, for perjury  John Greene prosecuted, and Thomas Lane, William Treton, Thomas Ray, and William Todd were witnesses. [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 11/24.)

William Whetston of Iver, labourer, for receiving inmates.  (Sess. R. 11/40.)

Richard Young of Iver, labourer, for “refusing to Carry Huy and Cry ”  (Sess. R. 11/39.)

Lambert Edmonds of Iver, labourer, and John Butler of Eaton near Windsor, tailor, for building cottages without assigning four acres of land.  (Sess. R. 11/35, 11/38.)

James Woolward and [Blank] Gibbons, widow, both of Wiccombe Forrens, victuallers, for keeping disorderly alehouses.  [Woolward fined 3s. 4d ]  (Sess. R. 11/37.)

 

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Mary Funge and [Blank] Woolward, widows, both of Wiccombe Forrens, for refusing to lodge travellers. [Funge fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 11/36.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 11/33, 11/34.)

Ralph Towne, yeoman, James Gould, Richard Miles, Richard Cordwell, and John Hobbs, labourers, all of Little Missenden, for rioting and carrying away “the Beech Timber, Fagotts and Billetts of John Fleetewood, esquire.” Joseph Cock, James Child, William Peirce, and John Saunders were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 11/26.)

The inhabitants of Kingsey for not repairing the Hollowe Way, which is part of the road from Haddenham to Chepping Wiccombe.  John Lamborne, William Williams, John Plate junior, Richard Greenwood, and Richard Speed were witnesses.  [Not guilty; see pp. 313 and 364.] (Sess. R. 11/25.)

Ann Major of West Wiccombe for stealing some pieces of iron from Thomas Barraby, gentleman.  John Heath and William Hodson were witnesses.  [To be whipped.]  (Sess. R. 11/32.)

Benjamin Sharpe of Wendover, victualler, for assaulting Thomas Darvall.  Jonathan Turfery was a witness.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 11/31.)

 

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Robert Shipton of Wattleton, co. Oxford, labourer, for stealing a bucket from Henry Wootton of Steeple Cleydon. Robert Taylor and John Harris were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 11/27.)

Elizabeth Adkins of Great Missenden, spinster, for assaulting Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Wright.  (Sess. R. 11/28.)

[Blank] of Wooburne, yeoman, for negligence as a constable.  (Sess. R. 11/29.)

Thomas Baldwyn of Slowe in Upton, labourer, for building a cottage without assigning four acres of land. (Sess. R. 11/30.)

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p. 274. Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.

The constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge for not bringing in their presentments or their quarteridge money.

The inhabitants of Newton Longvile for not repairing London End Way on the road to Wooburne, co. Bedford.

Thomas Abraham of Olney for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  [Fined 3s. 4d.] (Sess. R. 15/69.)

Paul Darvall of Amersham for trading as a baker without due apprenticeship.

John Butler of Eaton near Windsor for building a cottage at Upton without assigning four acres of land.

 

Petty constables sworn.

Boveney in Burneham Ralph Wesen and Richard Montague vice Samuel Roberts and [Blank].

Denham . . . . Thomas Jarvis vice Robert Jackman.

Buckland . . . . Richard Godman vice James Grover.

Sinckleborough . . Thomas Seare vice Thomas Bradbury.

Ludgershall . . . . Thomas Avis vice Thomas George.

Broughton . . . . John Page vice Gilbert Pickering.

Eaton in Bletchley . . Richard Purshill vice Richard Carter.

 

Orders.

p. 275.  Order passing the accounts of John Maccascree, gentleman, treasurer of the Militia, which had been audited by William, Lord Cheyne, Simon Harcourt, and Edward Hart, esquires, deputy lieutenants.  There was shown to be a balance of £47. 0s. 7d.

 

Order for raising £314. 14s. 4d. in the County, according to the usual proportionate rate.  [See p. 159.]

 

pp. 276-277.  Certificate addressed to Sir Nathan Wright, Knt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, asking that Letters Patent, authorizing a charitable collection, should be granted in aid of the following persons, who had suffered serious 

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losses from a fire at Stonny Stratford: Peircy Eyre, widow, William Garnett, Edward Swann, Samuel Brooke, Samuel Buckley, Roger Sedgewyck, James Taylor, William Shrigley, Thomas Neild, Michael Pimlott, William Hulme, Edward Scott, Thomas Fisher, Mary Johnson, and Richard Wrench. John West, carpenter, John Walker, mason, and Matthew Eyre gave evidence that the total damage amounted to £669. 18s. 11½d. The fire started at the Horseshoe Inn, owned by Peircy Eyre, and spread to the adjoining houses, destroying thirty “Bayes of Buildeing” besides other property.  (Sess. R. 11/5.)

The following were some of the claims for losses: Edward Swann £10, for the loss of pack-sheets, bells, halters, etc., and for loss of work for six weeks owing to burns.  (Sess. R. 10/1.)

Richard Wrench of Nutsford, co. Chester, £21. 15s., for the loss of a box of hats and a truss.  (Sess. R. 10/2.)

Samuel Buckley £45, for the loss of five horses and of harness for ten horses.  (Sess. R. 10/3 )

Peircy Eyre, widow, £113. 13s. 1½d. for labour and materials to replace the buildings destroyed; £30 for hay; £12 for scaffolds; £6 for wood; £3 for “a parcel of pit coals”; £10 for “cyder and ale and household goods.” (Sess. R. 10/4, 10/5.)

William Garnett of Leyvenshulme, co. Lancaster, carrier, £4 for pack-sheets.  (Sess. R. 11/1.)

Samuel Brooke of Manchester, co. Lancaster, linendraper, stated that he had bought £147. 4s. 9d. worth of goods in London from Robert Brough, John Higden, and Isaac Ashe, which he had delivered to John Lee, servant to William Garnett of Leyvenshulme, carrier, at the Blossom’s Inn, London, to be carried to Manchester.  He had put £84. 2s. 9d. worth of his own wearing apparel and household plate to be carried with the other goods.  All this was destroyed in the fire when John Lee was lodging at the Horseshoe Inn.  (Sess. R. 11/6, 11/7.)

In support of William Garnett’s claim for the loss of the goods carried by his servant, John Lee, a certificate of good character was signed by the “High Sheriff, Justices, Gentlemen, and Tradesmen” of Lancashire.  The following 

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certified that they had ordered goods to be carried from London by Garnett:  Roger Sedgewyck, chapman, John Hopwood, Edward Scott, William Hulme, and Thomas Fisher, grocers, James Taylor, dyer, William Shrigley and Michael Pimlott, mercers, Thomas Neild, haberdasher, and Mary Johnson, spinster, all of Manchester.  (Sess. R. 11/9 to 11/18.

 

p. 278.  Matthew Annesley, John Rose, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

Charles Heyward, John Edmonds, Mary Pratt senior, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £3. 16s. 6d., £3. 17s., £2. 17s., and £2. 17s.

 

p. 279.  Usual order concerning payments for the main- tenance of the three “County children.”  [See p. 256.]

 

p. 280.  William Roades, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Wicken, co. Northampton, against a warrant removing Thomas Lawe and his wife from Bletchley.

 

p. 281.  The case concerning the settlement of Edward Benson, alias Tomalin, and his wife at Bovingdon, co. Hertford, was removed into the Queen’s Bench by writ of certiorari.  [See p. 261.]

 

Order discharging the indictment against Richard Redman for obstructing the highway, upon his producing a justice’s certificate that the nuisance had been abated. [See p. 209.]

 

p. 282.  Order dismissing the appeal of Chesham against a warrant removing William Nicholls and Dowglas, his wife, from Newton Longvile.  [And see p 262.]

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Weston and Weedon, co. 

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Northampton, against a warrant removing John Blick, with his wife and three children, from Buckingham.

 

p. 283.  The overseers of Great Horwood ordered to pay an allowance of 2s. 6d. a week to Frances, wife of Arthur Smith, “whoe is now in her Majesties service,” for the main- tenance of herself and her four children, “shee and they weareing the Badge.”  [See p. 312.]

 

Order that Elizabeth Thomson, the vagrant taken at Oveing, who was the subject of a reference to certain justices at the last session, should be maintained in the bridewell at Aylesbury until further notice. [See pp. 265 and 313.]

 

p. 284.  Order that Alice Maxfield, alias Flewers, the daughter born in the gaol to Catherine Maxfield, who has hitherto been maintained as a “County child,” should be bound as an apprentice to Elizabeth Herbert of Winslowe, widow, bone- lace buyer.

 

p. 285.  Henry Woodland and Richard Miles, constables of Little Brickhill. to be paid £19. 10s. for passing vagrants.

 

Order discharging the informations laid against certain persons at the last session for buying and selling dead victualls without a licence, as it had since been ascertained that the buying was done “in Open Fayres and Marketts, and selling the same agayne by retayle in theire severall shopps, which this Court is of opinion they may Lawfully doe.” [See p. 154.]

 

John May, bailiff of Cottesloe, ordered to restore to Elizabeth, wife of Simon Rastall of Wing, certain wearing apparel which he had unlawfully taken from her.

 

p. 286.  Henry Munday, bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, to be paid £2. 1s. 10d. for extra costs incurred by the mainten- ance and removal of Thomas Widdowes [see p 214], and £3. 6s. for maintaining Elizabeth Thomson [see p. 283]. 

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p. 287.  Orders quashing the indictments against Thomas Baldwyn, for converting a tenement and receiving inmates, and against John Backstaffe and others, for disturbing the peace, “there being a mistake and error in the presentments.” [See pp. 253-4.]

 

Orders postponing the imposition of fines of £10 upon the inhabitants of Great Kimble and of Wendover, on condition that they bring certificates before the Midsummer session.

Adjournment of the cases against Thomas Boarne of Bledlowe, Lambert Edmonds of Upton, William Weston of Iver, and Edward Gomm.

 

p. 288. Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Joan Steward [see p. 182], Edward Martyn [see p. 234], Elizabeth Wright and Joseph Port [see p. 253], Ann Major and Benjamin Sharpe [see p. 273], and the acquittal of William Carter [see p. 253].

Benjamin Shipton of Wattleton, co. Oxford, labourer, was found not guilty of petty larceny.

 

Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris (p. 129) and Edward Gardiner (p. 268).

 

p. 289. Recognizances entered into.

William Seare of Neither Boddington, co. Northampton, in £40, with Henry Wheeler of Wingrave, yeoman, and Thomas Woodward of Aylesbury, victualler, as sureties in £20 each, to answer in respect of the bastard child of Parnell Bates.

Joshua Young of Wendover, gentleman, in £20, with Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Alexander Wood, labourer, as sureties in £20 each, for the appearance of Young, John Croxford, William Collett, Thomas Lane, and Edward Seaton in the Queen's Bench.

John Bickly of West Wiccombe, yoeman, and John Rowe of Great Kimble, labourer, in £40 each to appear and answer.

 

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Fines and issues.

Richard Harwood of Iver fined £1. 10s. for non- attendance on a jury.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 288.

 

p. 290. Recognizances discharged.

James Arnold and Thomas Groves, both of Iver, labourers, Stephen Gilbert of Langley, labourer, Richard Durrant, William Stallwood, Geoffrey Meade, Benjamin Sharp, victualler, Henry Guillyn, Thomas Dawney, Thomas Darvall, draper, William Babham, Jonathan Turfey, and John Hill, gentleman, all of Wendover, William Seare of Neither Boddington, co. Northampton, yeoman, Thomas Woodward, victualler, Humphrey Nurton, innholder, John Wigson, ironmonger, John Kingham, weaver, John Martyn, and John Greene, all of Aylesbury, Henry Wheeler of Wingrave, yeoman, William Hakewill of Weston Turvile, John Rowe, labourer, and Robert Brewer, both of Marshe in Great Kimble, John Harris of Thorneborough, Henry Wootton of Steeple Cleydon, John Smith and Richard Everall, both of Fenny Stratford, Richard Goody of Newport Pagnell, George Chappell of Great Brickhill, and William Cowley of Castle Thrupp.

 

 

EASTER SESSION

AT CHEPPING WICCOMBE

27th April, 1704 [3 Anne]

 

p. 291. Jurors for the body of the county.

William Fellowe of Boveney, Samuel Ware and Richard Potter, both of Chesham, John Baall and Francis Hartwell, both of Langley Marish, Matthew Medwin of Little Marlow. Joseph Stallwood of Lee, Joseph Smith and Roger Hoare, both of Stoke Mandevile, Thomas Berrill of Olney, Benjamin Bate and Thomas Abbott, both of Steeple Cleydon, Henry Curtis and William Oakely, both of Little Horwood, John Herbert and Roger Herbert, both of Ivinghoe, and Henry Hunt of Towersey.

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff.

 

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The following were not sworn for various reasons: Richard Finch of Iver, Daniel Keene of Beirton, William Wallbank and James Durrant, both of Beachampton, and William Whitmill of Tingewick (all four marked “noe such person”), Thomas Wigg of Halton, Richard Laughton (“dead”) and Joseph Foskett, both of Lavendon, Samuel Cunningham of Sherrington, Robert Prentice and John Webb, both of Stewkley, William Burt of Long Crendon, and John Allnutt of Towersey.  (Sess. R. 12/29, 12/30 )

 

Jurors for the cases against John Beckly and John Rowe.

John Plomer, Henry Phillipps, Thomas Newell, Thomas Thompson, Richard Harding, William Bowden, Peter Seamer, Joseph Pittifer, Timothy Fryer, Richard Corbee, John Rose, and Ralph Stone.

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff

The following were not sworn:  Thomas Denham, Joseph Cossindon, Richard Hobbs, Joseph Barrabee, Thomas Gibbons, Stephen Moris, Richard Hunt, Richard Morton, and Daniel Peirce.  (Sess. R. 12/6 )

 

p. 292. Sacrament certificates.

Thomas Hunter junior and George Alford, bailiffs of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Russon and Thomas Meade, church- wardens, of Chepping Wiccombe, and witnessed by each other and John Rose, jack-maker.  (Sess. R. 12/51, 12/52 )

Hugh Horton of Apsley, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and John Wade, churchwarden, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by John Sefton and James Symes.  (Sess. R. 12/53 )

The Rev. James Oldisworth, vicar of Wornehall; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, minister, and Henry Munday and Thomas Bigg, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by John Burnham and Joseph Bell.  (Sess. R. 12/54 )

Michael Seare of Marsworth, gentleman; certified by the Rev. John Theed, minister, and Edward Allen, church- 

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warden, of Marsworth, and witnessed by John Seare and Joseph Barton.  (Sess. R. 12/55.)

The above all took the statutory oaths.

 

The houses of the following persons were registered as meeting houses:  John Hall of Hollingdon in Soulbury, Michael Biddell of Langley Marrish (for Quakers), Grace Lewyn of Chesham, John Pownall of Chepping Wiccombe (for Presbyterians), and Matthew Leno of Swanbourne. (Sess. R. 12/1 to 12/4.)

 

p. 293. Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Eaton of Great Missenden, butcher, William Tokefield of Chesham, tailor, John Grant of Little Hampden, labourer, and Francis Chilton of Great Kimble, labourer, servant to Jeremiah Wickersley, for one oath.  (Sess. R. 2/41.)

Richard, son of Thomas Chapman of Haddenham for four oaths, on the evidence of Edward Brangwin.  (Sess. R. 12/38.)

 

Indictments.

The inhabitants of Newton Longvile for not repairing part of the road to Wooburne.  (Sess. R. 12/64.)

John Butler of Eaton near Windsor for building a cottage without assigning four acres of land.  [Removed by certiorari.]  (Sess. R. 12/63.)

Paul Darvall of Chesham for trading as a baker without due apprenticeship.  [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 12/65.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 12/66, 12/67.)

William Serjeant, constable of Brill, for refusing to produce his accounts.  [Not guilty.]  (Sess. R. 12/62.)

 

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Thomas Monke of Horton, cordwainer, for trading as a grocer without due apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 12/7.)

 

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John Browne of Bradwell, labourer, for assaulting Ann Cooper, spinster.  (Sess. R. 12/58.)

Thomas Reynolds junior of Great Kimble for assaulting Thomas Janes.  John Smith was a witness.  (Sess. R. 12/60.)

John Cotton of Brill, butcher, for keeping a savage dog. Edward Hart, esquire, prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 12/61.)

Samuel Sexton of Chesham, labourer, for beating Mary, his wife.  (Sess. R. 12/59.)

 

Presentments of the grand jury.

Thomas Kimpton, Elizabeth Kimpton, and Francis Kimpton, all of Cheddington, for trading as grocers without due apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 11/41.)

John Seare of Ivinghoe and Elizabeth, his wife, for trading as tailors without due apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 11/42.)

 

p. 294. Presentment of one of the justices.

The inhabitants of Great Kimble for not repairing Upper Icknell Way, on the road between Princes Risborough and Wendover, and Lower Icknell Way, on the road between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 12/40.)

 

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 12/22, 12/27, 12/35.)

The constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge for not collecting money for the vagrant rate.  (Sess. R. 12/33.)

John Butler of Upton for building a cottage without assigning four acres of land.  (Sess. R. 12/20.)

The inhabitants of Newton Longvile for not repairing London End Way on the road to Wooburne.  (Sess. R. 12/18.)

The inhabitants of Wavendon for not repairing part of the road between Newport Pagnell and Wooburne.  (Sess. R. 12/17.)

The inhabitants of Astwood and Hardmeade for not repairing parts of the road between Newport Pagnell and Bedford.  (Sess. R. 12/17.)

The inhabitants of Chicherly for not repairing part of he road to [Blank.] (Sess. R. 12/17.)

 

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p. 295. Treasurers sworn.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea  Robert Stone of Fingest and John Buckmaster of Slapton, gentlemen, vice Ralph Stone and John Wells.

For the maimed soldiers  John Baker of Weston Turvile and John Henley of Shipton, gentlemen, vice Joseph Barraby and John Seaton.

 

Chief constables sworn.

Aylesbury . . . . Francis Whitchurch of Hulcott and William Redding of Princes Ris- borough vice Michael Wells and William Greenewood.

Buckingham . . John Ring of Pownden and Joseph Corby of Adstock vice John Perkins junior and Thomas Kay.

Cottesloe . . . . Richard Brugis of Edlesborough and Thomas Wells of Drayton Pars- lowe vice Robert Prentice and Henry Baldwyn.

Newport . . . . Richard Parrett of Newport Pagnell and William Tompkins junior of Newton Longvile vice John Wilkinson and John Willmin.

Burneham . . . . Richard Widmore of Bottley in Chesham and Christopher William- son of Hitcham vice Jonathan Butterfield and Richard Clarke.

Desborough. . . . William Hildrupp of Marlowe and Henry Newell of Saunderton vice Thomas Keene and John Bowly.

Stoke . . . . James Gayler of Denham and Robert Shackley of Horton vice James Reddington and Thomas Morris.

 

p. 296. Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Great Missenden . . Benjamin Fowler and John Floyd 

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vice Francis Payne and John Ratcliffe.

Little Missenden John Stallion vice John Lyne.

Bransfee Richard Terry vice John Browne

Beirton John Bowley vice Samuel Hawkins.

Monks Risborough John Herbert and Henry Costard vice Richard Beddell and Thomas Cooper.

Lee William Birch vice John Howe

Broughton in Beirton Luke Cock vice Joseph Radwell.

Little Kimble Daniel Flexman vice Edward Adams.

Grendon Underwood Edward Ayres vice Nicholas Wallis.

Wootton Underwood Thomas Lawrence vice Francis Rigby.

Chilton John Jackson vice Nathaniel Chilton.

Brill Richard Baker vice Thomas Claver.

Wornehall John Woodbridge vice Thomas Tipping senior.

Studley William Blake vice Michael Parker.

Borestall Thomas Freeman vice Christopher King.

Neither Winchenden Thomas Seare vice John Newnton.

Doreton Francis Brangwyn vice John Billington.

Hitcham Thomas Jackman vice Christopher Williamson.

East Burneham Thomas Sexton vice Robert Stopp.

Taplowe John Stannynott vice Christopher Browne

Amersham John Salter and John Wingfield vice Richard Todd and Christopher Wingfield.

Dorney John Dollyn vice Henry Stevens.

Cippenham Peter Style vice John Wescott.

Cheynes David Baldwyn vice Joseph Harding.

Fulmer Edward Williams vice Thomas Biggs.

Eaton near Windsor John Cox and Robert Redman vice Joseph Edly and Thomas

 

 

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Mansfield, and John Goldwyn and Thomas Huggins as tithingmen vice Norris Lebert and Richard Bassett.

Hambledon Robert Keene and William Rawlands vice Francis Denham and Abraham Gray.

Hugenden John Lane vice Robert Almond.

Braddenham John Springer vice Richard Billing.

Little Marlowe John Perryn vice Moses Merwyn.

Ipston John Messenger vice Joseph Wright.

Wooburne Joseph Bampton and Richard Burcott junior vice Thomas Dean and Edward Gardiner.

Hedgerly William Grace junior vice William Grove senior.

Cuddington John Townsend vice Joseph Rose.

Wavendon Bernard Gregory vice Francis Smith.

Fenny Stratford John Beech vice Thomas Meades.

Stoke Hamond Thomas Fowler and William Fountayne vice John Cooke and Robert Ells.

Haversham John Busby vice Thomas Lyne.

Bletchley James Crosby vice John Phillipps.

Astwood Thomas King vice John Shovell.

North Crawley William Williamson and Samuel Fensham vice Robert Nash and John Kitely.

Stonny Stratford West Side   Edward Clarridge vice WilliamPerry.

Stonny Stratford East Side   Richard Wentleborrowe vice Thomas
Marshe.

Milton Keynes Samuel Porter vice John Abbott.

Castle Thrupp Roger Parrott vice Thomas Truelove.

Clifton Reynes Jeremiah Flower vice William Hoddell.

Walton Bartholomew Brincklow vice Thomas Odell.

Simpson Adam Bevyn vice Nathaniel
Goodman.

 

 

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Beconsfield  William Woodhouse and James Preston vice Richard Rawlinson and Henry Thomson, and John Bovingdon and Thomas Howe as tithingmen vice David Leered and John Willson.

 

Orders.

p. 297.  Further order addressed to the officers of the County commanding them to put into execution all the laws against vagrants and beggars.

p. 298.  The following rates were fixed for expenses in connection with the passing of vagrants, in accordance with the act of 1 Anne, stat. 2, c. 13: for maintaining a vagrant, 3d. a day; for conveying vagrants “by foote,” and return- ing the same night, a sum not exceeding 3d. a mile; for con- veying vagrants “by horse, cart, or carriage,” not exceeding 6d. a mile if returning the same night, or 9d. a mile if the distance is more than ten miles and it is impossible to return the same night.

p. 299.  Matthew Annesly, John Rose, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

p. 300.  Charles Heyward John Edmonds, Mary Pratt senior, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £3. 14s. 10d., £3. 8s., £4. 4s. 10d., and £3. 17s.

Usual order concerning the payment for the mainten- ance of the two ‘‘County children” to John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham, Alice Maxfield now being apprenticed. [See pp. 256 and 284.]

p. 301.  Order referring to certain justices the appeals of John Spencer and others against the rates at Burneham, and of the Rev. Gregory Haskard, D.D., Dean of Windsor, against the rates at Stoke Poges.

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p. 302.  Order allowing the appeal of Hedgerly against a warrant removing Ralph Stokes and Ann, his wife, from the liberty of Hedgerly Dean in Farneham Royall.  (Sess. R. 12/46.)

William Perry, constable of Stonny Stratford, to be paid £15. 5s. 6d., and Henry Woodland and Richard Miles, constables of Little Brickhill, to be paid £23. 10s., for passing vagrants.

p. 303.  Henry Munday, bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, to be paid £4. 10s. for maintaining Elizabeth Tomson, “a poore distracted Vagrant.”

p. 304.  William Benson to be paid £10 for arrears of rent due for the use of his house as a gaol.

Elizabeth Herbert, widow, to whom Alice Maxfield was apprenticed [see p. 284], complained that instead of receiving according to the agreement, “double apparell of all sorts” for the child, she had only been allowed ‘‘a Gowne and Petticoate.”  She was given £1 to make up the deficiencies.

p. 305.  Josias Askew, gentleman, and others complained that, at a petty session recently held at Wing, they had been nominated to serve as petty constables for the parishes in which they lived.  This procedure they considered “to be Impracticable and injurious to the Lords of Manors whoe kept Leetes and contrary to the express words of the Statute.”  The Court ordered that their nominations should be cancelled, and gave it as their opinion that nobody “nominated or appointed to be Constable, unlesse it be in case of death or removeall, cann be appointed or compellable to serve the said Office otherwise then in a Court Leete or by the Order of this Court for defect of holding Court Leetes.”

Adjournment of the appeal of St. Mary’s, Wallingford, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Ann Ganner and her two children from Simpson.  [See p. 350.] (Sess. R. 12/44.)

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p. 306.  Adjournment of the appeal of Marshe Gibbon against a warrant removing Thomas Savage and Hester, his wife, from Ludgershall.  [See p. 349.] (Sess. R. 12/49.)

Order confirming a warrant for the removal of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Wright, from Bowe Brickhill to Apsly Guise, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 12/45.)

p. 307.  Order allowing the appeal of Granborough against a warrant removing Thomas Fryer, butcher, from Wingrave. (Sess. R. 12/14.)

Order passing the accounts of the trustees for “a Royall Charity called the Poore Folkes pasture in Brill and Oakely.”

p. 308.  Order dismissing the appeal of Aston Clynton against a warrant removing Elizabeth, widow of William Brookes, and her children, Elizabeth, Mary, William, and Sarah, from Monks Risborough. (Sess. R. 12/47, 12/48.)

p. 309.  The Court heard the appeal of Barkhamsted St. Peter, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Matthew Ashby from Aylesbury, but, before they could give any decision, a writ of certiorari was presented by Robert Meade, gentleman, removing the case into the Queen’s Bench. Evidence was given by Richard Finall and John Hawkes. (Sess. R. 12/50.)

p. 310.  The justices who were appointed to survey that part of Highbridge, on the Uxbridge to London road, which lies in Denham (the other part lying in Hillingdon, co. Middlesex), presented their report. They had obtained the assistance of William Thurbyn and Richard Chrismas, “twoe skillfull and substantiall workmen,” and came to the conclusion that to repair the bridge, which they considered would be “improper and not lasting,” would cost £40, whereas the cost of rebuilding, “besides the materialls of the Old Bridge which the workmen are to have,” would be £50. The Court ordered the bridge to be rebuilt under the super- vision of the same justices.  [See p. 219.] (Sess. R. 12/42.) 

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P. 311.  The inhabitants of Upton complained that John Butler had “erected a Cottage or Tenement contrary to Lawe neere the Crosse Lanes End about halfe a Mile distant from the Towne upon the greate Roade leading from Mayden head to London, that he had lett the same to one John Barnsby whoe lived and sold Ale, Beer, and other Liquors therein and hath by some meanes obteyned a Licence from twoe . . . Justices . . . that Live remote from Upton for that purpose, that the place where the house standeth alone is a dangerous place for the harbouring Robbers, Theives, Rogues, and Vagabonds, and for that reason the Justices of the Peace acting within the hundred of Stoke, in which the said House is scituate, did refuse to grant the said Barnsby any Lycence.”  The whole matter was referred to the justices who granted the licence, in order that they might investigate these allegations.  The complaint was signed by the following inhabitants of Upton: William Hurst and David Perryman, churchwardens, John Webb, farmer, Robert Pitt, James Lawrence, and Benjamin Parker, over- seers, John Webb, freeman, John Bevin, John Landen, Robert Conbeare, Thomas Smith, and Robert Gilbert. [See pp. 338 and 383.] (Sess. R. 12/37.)

William Jewer to be discharged from gaol upon finding sureties.

Order remitting the fine imposed upon William Burt of Long Creadon for non-attendance on a jury, as he showed that he was prevented by illness.

p. 312.  Certain justices appointed to inspect the accounts of John Butler, surveyor of Eaton.

Cancellation of the order requiring the overseers of Great Horwood to pay an allowance to Frances Smith, as her husband, Arthur Smith, had now returned to his family. John Barge gave evidence.  [See p. 283.]

Order discharging all presentments and indictments 

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against [Blank] Woolward and [Blank] Gibbons, widows, owing to “defects therein.”

Order referring to certain justices the complaint of Thomas Langly against [Blank].

p. 313.  Order that the case against the inhabitants of Kingsey, for not repairing Hollowe Way, alias Woodway, on the road from Haddenham to Chepping Wycombe, should be tried by a jury.  Counsel in the case were Mr. Samuel Wells and Mr. John Burneham.  [See pp. 273 and 364.]

Alexander Olliffe to be paid 8s. for maintaining Alice Maxfield for three weeks of the last quarter before she was apprenticed.

As it appeared that the maintenance of Elizabeth Thomson in the bridewell at Aylesbury was “not only a very greate Charge but alsoe very Incomodious” to the keeper, “whoe is compelled to keepe a Nurse on purpose to looke after her,” it was ordered that she should in future be provided for by Alexander Olliffe, who was to be paid 4s. a week.  [See pp. 283 and 351.]

p. 314.  Elizabeth Hicks, a poor debtor in the gaol, admitted to an allowance of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 12/32.)

Certain justices appointed to examine the bill of John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, for attending thirty sick prisoners in the gaol.  (Sess. R. 12/31.)

Certain justices appointed to audit the accounts of Ralph Stone and Joseph Barraby, gentlemen, late treasurers for the Queen s Bench and Marshalsea.

p. 315.  Order referring to certain justices the dispute between John Tyler and William Ewstace, his apprentice.

Elizabeth Williams and Ann Jones to be discharged from the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe.

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The cases against John Butler of Eaton near Windsor were removed into the Queen’s Bench by writ of certiorari. [See p. 293.]

pp. 316-317.  Order confirming the usual rates of Servants’ wages.

p. 318.  Usual order as to the carriage of goods by land.

p. 319.  The price of salt confirmed at 5s. 6d. [See p. 227.]

Order allowing the appeal of St. Lawrence’s, Reading, co. Berks, against a warrant removing John Inglefield from Upton.  (Sess. R. 12/43.)

p. 320.  Repetition of the order concerning rates for billeting soldiers.  [See p. 123.]

p. 321.   Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Thomas Saunders and Thomas Winslowe [see p. 253], Mary Funge and James Woolward [see p. 273], and Thomas Abraham [see p. 274], and the acquittals of John Beckly [see p. 234] and John Rowe [see p. 273.]

Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris (p. 129) and Edward Gardiner (p. 268).

p. 322.   Recognizances entered into.

John Butler of Eaton near Windsor, co. Berks, tailor, in £20, with Henry Butler of Blewberry, co. Berks, yeoman, and Sampson Prestly of Chepping Wiccombe, baker, as sureties in £20 each, for his appearance in the Queen's Bench.

Richard Cordwell, wheelwright, and James Gould and Richard Miles, husbandmen, all of Little Missenden, with John Towne, Ralph Towne, and John Hobbs, all of the same, and Edward Wells of Great Missenden, husbandmen. as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 15/71 to 15/73.)

William Ewstace of Haddenham, tailor, with Benjamin

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Ewstace of the same, butcher, as surety, to appear and answer for leaving the service of John Tyler of the same, tailor. (Sess. R. 15/90.)

Thomas Reynolds junior of Great Kimble, labourer, with Thomas, his father, and John, his brother, as sureties, to appear and answer for assaulting Thomas Janes of Great Kimble, labourer; and the last-named bound over to appear as prosecutor.  (Sess. R. 15/67, 15/68.)

George Mowday of Farnham, farmer, for Cecily, his wife, to keep the peace towards Mary, wife of William Mansfield.  (Sess. R. 12/8.)

Robert Smith of Langley Marish, with James Styles of the same and John Smith of Iver as sureties, to appear and answer for assaulting Alice, wife of Daniel Porter of Langley Marish, butcher, and the last-named bound over to appear as prosecutor.  (Sess. R. 12/9, 12/11.)

Thomas Wright of Little Missenden, yeoman, with John Rackley of the same, wheelwright, as surety, to keep the peace towards Michael Burnell, labourer.  (Sess. R. 12/10.)

Thomas Stopp of Whitchurch, labourer, with John Stopp of the same, labourer, as surety, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth, his wife.  (Sess. R. 12/12.)

Richard Hunt of Towersey, gentleman, with William Meade, gardener, and Henry Hunt, gentleman, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Mary Hebborne, widow.  (Sess. R. 12/13, 12/39.)

Fines and issues.

Richard Finch of Iver, Thomas Wigg of Halton, and John Allnutt of Towersey, fined £1. 10s. each for non- attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 321.

p. 323.   Recognizances discharged.

William Seare of Neither Boddington, co. Northampton, yeoman, Henry Wheeler of Wingrave, Thomas Woodward of Aylesbury, Robert Reynolds, grazier, George Wells, and Giles Dix, all of Harrold, co. Bedford, Thomas Reynolds senior and junior, John Reynolds, and Thomas Jane, all of 

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Great Kimble, George Mowday of Farneham, Richard Cordwell, Ralph Towne, Richard Miles, John Hobbs, Thomas Wright, and John Rackly, all of Little Missenden, Edward Wells of Great Missenden, Robert Smith and James Styles, both of Langley Marish, John Smith of Iver, Daniel Porter of Langley, William Ewstace and Benjamin Ewstace, both of Haddenham, Thomas Stopp and John Stopp, both of Whitchurch, Richard Hunt, William Meade, and Henry Hunt, all of Towersey.

p. 324.   [Blank.]

Calendar for the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe.

George Yeomans, Elizabeth Williams, and Ann Joanes, committed for begging, and Joseph Dodds, committed as an idle and dissolute rogue who refused to work, were all still in custody.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: Mary Bethell, Joseph Honnor, John Suderick, Ralph Towne, James Gould, Richard Miles, Richard Cordwell, John Hobbs, Edward Wells, Thomas Bromley, Robert March, James Pryor, Robert Pryor, William French senior and junior, Robert French, Paul Darvall, John Butler, John Sudley, John Gaskyns, John Winnull, Thomas Abraham, and all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 8/73, except John Welch and Thomas Butcher [see page 385.].  (Sess. R. 15/75).

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: John Tripp, George Hayes, Henry Watkyns, James Hall, Joseph Cobb, Charles Curle, John Jones, Robert Bradley, John Eldridge, Edward Chilbery, Isaac Carter, William Harding, Thomas Saul, William Smith, Richard Wells, Edward Tompkins, Henry Grave, Benedict Anstee, Edward Collett, Thomas Bray, William Honnor, John Gravett, Thomas Hampton, Humphrey Peters, Mary Funge, [Blank] Woolward, James Woolward, [Blank] Gibbons, John Butler, Richard Young, Thomas Winslow, Thomas Harris, Sarah Stubbs, Nicholas Adams, 

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Richard Dumbleton, Thomas Spooner, George Knowles, Robert Squire, Henry Burgess, William Roberts, Thomas Catlyn, Mary Jenkins, John Cooper, Thomas Saunders, William Brampston, John Watkyns, and Francis Grant. [No endorsement.] (Sess. R. 15/76.)

[Note.  The bundle marked Sess. R. 12. had been wrapped up in a document, which is part of the will of Robert Jane of Horton, dated I2th September, 1702.] (Sess. R. 15/56.)

 [From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

AT CHEPPING WICCOMBE

27th April, 1704.  [3 Anne]

Treasurers.

Sess. R. 12/118, 12.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea: The following were not sworn: John Peane of Littell marlo-, Thomas Coale of Ickford, William Fountayne of Slapton and Thomas Prentice of Stewkly.

 

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Sess. R. 12/117, 120.

For the Maimed Soldiers: The following were not sworn: James Smith of Elesbourrow, James Fiellds of Iver, and Robert Stephens of Grandborough. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 414)

Chief Constables.

Sess. R. 12/119, 131.

Aylesbury: Not sworn: Thomas Horrwood senior, of Buck Land and William Hackwall of Weston Turvill.

Sess. R. 12/128, 129.

Ashendon: William Tame of Botele Clayden, yeoman, and Thomas Howlett of Long Crendon, vice John Ives and Zachary Dean.  Not sworn: William Bamtone of Quaintone, John Griffin junior of Wescott, William Ladbury of Brill and William Gom of Illmore.

Sess. R. 12/132, 133.

Buckingham: Not sworn: William Rawlins and John Towcesend, both of Marsh Gibbon, Thomas Hooge of Adstock and William Geobes of Akley.

Sess. R. 12/122, 126.

Cottesloe: Not sworn: John How of Pightleston, Christopher Theed of Mentmore, Thomas Stevenge of Mursley and Hugh Willat of Whaddon.

Sess. R. 12/124, 130.

Newport: Not sworn: Robert Adams of Sherrington, Richard Ellis of Hanslop, Richard Coleswillison of Newton Longuevile and William Gilpin of Stonny Stratford.

Sess. R. 12/125, 127.

Burneham: Not sworn: William West, Robert Wright, William Buss of Farnham Royall and Edward Wetherly of Chalfont St. Peters.

Sess. R. 12/114, 115.

Desborough: Not sworn: Samuel Smith of Great Marlow, - Thomas Cummin of Fawley, and William Turner and Jeremiah Sexton, both of Cheping Wycomb.

Sess. R. 12/116, 123.

Stoke: Not sworn: John Gayler, John Binfeild, John Gibbens and James Mathewes senior.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 414)

Petty Constables and Tithingmen.

Sess. R. 12/69.

Great Missenden: Not sworn: Richard King and John Syred.

Sess. R. 12/106.

Little Missenden: Not sworn: William Randell and Thomas Redding.

Sess. R. 12/111.

Bransfee: Not sworn: John Dennis.

Sess. R. 12/70.

Beirton: Not sworn: Henry Durly and Richard Simons.

Sess. R. 12/105.

Monks Risborough.

Sess. R. 12/71.

Lee: Not sworn: Joseph Geary.

Sess. R. 12/72.

Broughton: Not sworn: William Johnson.

Sess. R. 12/113.

Little Kimble: Not sworn: Joseph Franklin.

 

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Sess. R. 12/77.

Grendon Underwood: Not sworn: Thomas Deans and Nicholas Holton.

Sess. R. 12/80.

Wootton Underwood: Not sworn: John Phillis and William Rayment.

Sess. R. 12/76.

Chilton: Not sworn: Richard Morton and Nicholas Sanders.

Sess. R. 12/76.

Brill: Not sworn: Thomas Townsend and Richard Webb.

Sess. R. 12/76a.

Wornehall: Not sworn: William Tipping and Thomas Hill.

Sess. R. 12/79.

Studley.

Sess. R. 12/78.

Borestall. Not sworn: John Brown.

Sess. R. 12/73.

Neither Winchendon: Not sworn: John Lowe and Richard Deely.

Sess. R. 12/74.

Doreton: Not sworn: William Clarke.

Sess. R. 12/93.

Hitcham: Not sworn: John Bull.

Sess. R. 12/94.

East Burnham: Not sworn: Richard Sedding.

Sess. R. 12/95.

Taplowe: Not sworn: John How.

Sess. R. 12/88.

Amersham.

Sess. R. 12/92.

Dorney: Not sworn: Richard Gine.

Sess. R. 12/86.

Cheynes: Not sworn: Thomas Axtell and Charles Read.

Sess. R. 12/82.

Fulmer.

Sess. R. 12/83.

Waxham.

Sess. R. 12/85.

Eaton.

Sess. R. 12/90.

Hambledon: Not sworn: William Denham and Hugh Wigens.

Sess. R. 12/91.

Hugenden: Not sworn: John Joanes and James Oxlard.

Sess. R. 12/103.

Braddenham: Not sworn: John Morris.

Sess. R. 12/89.

Little Marlow: Not sworn: John Gurton.

Sess. R. 12/104.

Ipston: Not sworn: Ralph Rowles.

Sess. R. 12/108.

Wooburne: Not sworn: Thomas Everet and Robert Chilton.

Sess. R. 12/109.

Hedgerly.

Sess. R. 12/112.

Cuddington: Not sworn: William Beale and Thomas-Hill.

Sess. R. 12/101.

Wavendon, Fenny Stratford, Stcke Hamond, Bletchley, Stonny Stratford East Side, Walton and Simpson.

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Sess. R. 12/96.

Haversham, Astwood and Clifton Reynes.

Sess. R. 12/99.

North Crawley.

Sess. R. 12/97.

Stonny Stratford West Side.

Sess. R. 12/98.

Milton Keynes.

Sess. R. 12/100.

Castle Thrupp: Not sworn: William Cowley and Samuel- Sherrington.

Sess. R. 12/87.

Beconsfield: Not sworn: Richard Simpson, Arthur Tredway, Henry Cocke and Christopher Gunnett alias Seywell.

Sess. R. 12/84,110.

Cyppenham: John Lidgold vice John Westcott, Not sworn: John Banister, Thomas North, Robert-Pedder, Peter Style, Edmund Masson and John Adkins.  Peter Style was subsequently appointed, vice John Lidgold who, having been chief constable and “gone out of his said office this sessions was twelve moneths”, complained that he had been appointed petty constable “by some contrivance”.

Sess. R. 12/102.

Hogshaw: John Syred vice Christopher Dymock.

Sess. R. 12/107.

Upton: John Bavin vice Thomas Smith. Not sworn: Anthony Bell.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 414-417)

Sess. R. 14/101.

The matter concerning John Butler's cottage at Crosse Lanes End was referred to the justices.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 420)

[From vol. 2]

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

13th July and 12th August, 1704 [3 Anne]

p. 325.   Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Horwood of Buckland, Joseph Bampton of Walton, George Wilson of Aylesbury, James Hill of Weston Turvile, John Reyner of Haddenham, Robert Cowley and John Brittin, both of North Crawley, William Gaffield and Nicholas Gaffield, both of Wingrave, John Catherall of Ivinghoe, John Perkins and Henry Markham, both of Tingewick, William Thomson and Edward Madge, both of Long Crendon, and George Harris of Brill.

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff

The following persons were not sworn: William Brown junior of Weston Turvile, Nathaniel Preist of Great Marlow, Samuel Martyn and Thomas Hampton, both of Iver, Richard Clarke and William Newington, both of Beconsfield, Joseph Woodland and William Garrett, both of Hanslopp, Daniel Cleaver of Ivinghoe, and Richard Hewitt and William Bennett, both of Oveing.  (Sess. R. 11/23.)

Jurors for the case against the inhabitants of Kingsey.

Henry Newell, John Goldsworth, Cornelius Latimer, John Russell, Richard Morris, Richard Wall, Thomas Bailey, Thomas Lamborne, Roger Hoare, Joseph Brasbridge, Robert Cox, and Thomas Ray.  (Sess. R. 12/5.)

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff.

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p. 326.  Captain the Hon. William Egerton of Ashridge produced a sacrament certificate, certified by the Rev. Ralph Eddowes, M.A., vicar, and Thomas Thorne, church- warden, of Little Gaddesden, and witnessed by Thomas Robinson and Thomas Pitts, both of Ashridge.  (Sess. R  13/59.)

He also took the statutory oaths.

The houses of Francis Warr of Biddlesden and John Dagnall of Haddenham were registered as meeting houses. The latter house had recently been built adjoining the orchard of Philip Pickett.  (Sess. R. 13/39.)

p. 327.  The following persons were enlisted in accordance with the act “for Raising Recruits for the Land forces and Marines, and for dispensing with part of the Act for the Incouragement and Increase of Shipping and Navigation dureing the present Warr,” [2 and 3 Anne, c. 19]:

George Grey of Ampthill, co. Bedford, brought before certain justices as a vagrant by Samuel Birch, constable of Chartridge in Chesham, and handed over to Thomas Geareing, sergeant in the company of Captain William Taylor in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel William Evans. (Sess. R. 13/60.)

William Hazle, brought by the constable of Wornehall, and handed over to Captain Thomas Sumner of the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel the Hon. Harry Mordant. (Sess. R. 13/61.)

David Morgan, Jonathan Slater, John Seare, and Francis Rogers, brought by the constables of Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, Great Kimble, and Soulbury, respectively, and enlisted in the company of Captain Richard Hart in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Charles, Lord Paston. (Sess. R. 13/55.)

Convictions of swearers.

Charles Palmer of Dorney, esquire, for one oath; John East of Chesham, servant to Joseph Hoggs, for two oaths and two curses; and Edward Ward of Princes Risborough for six oaths.  (Sess. R. 13/62, 13/63.)

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p. 328.   Indictments.

The inhabitants of Waveingdon for not repairing part of the road from Newport Pagnell to Wooburne.  [Discharged on certificate.] (Sess. R. 13/91.)

The inhabitants of Newton Longvile for not repairing part of the road to Wooburne.  [Not guilty.] (Sess. R. 13/89.)

The inhabitants of Chicherly, Astwood, and Hardmeade, for not repairing parts of the road from Newport Pagnell to Bedford.  [Discharged on certificate.] (Sess. R. 13/87, 13/88, 13/90.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Tipper, Mary Tipper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy. [See note on page 71.] (Sess. R. 13/85, 13/86.)

John Stevens, Ralph Stevens, John Bennell junior, George Bennell junior, Abraham Hodgkyns, and Henry Basse, all of North Marston, for assaulting Rebecca Hall, spinster.  Ann, wife of Richard Hall, and Edward Parrish were witnesses.  [Basse and Hodgkyns fined 3s. 4d. each; the remainder fined £1 each.] (Sess. R. 13/46, 13/80, 13/81.)

John Taylor of Oveing for keeping an unlicensed alehouse. Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Howe, was a witness.  (Sess. R. 13/79.)

George Smith of Headsore for assaulting Sarah, wife of Daniel Carter.  Henry Lee, M.B., was a witness.  [Fined 3s. 4d.] (Sess. R. 13/56, 13/78.)

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Richard Hawkins of Langley Marish, carpenter, for stealing a plank from Edward Channock, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 13/82.)

John Phillipps of Emberton, carpenter, for entering the house of Thomas Lucas and falsifying certain bills of receipt belonging to Elizabeth Hippwell.  (Sess. R. 13/83.)

The inhabitants of Weedon in Hardwick for not repairing part of the road from Winslowe to Aylesbury, which lies on the east side of Lamas Close, between Blunts Corner and Weedon Windmill.  (Sess. R. 13/84.)

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Presentments of the grand jury.

Thomas Vaux of North Crawley for ploughing up part of the highway to Olney.  [Discharged.]

William Lyndon, clerk of the market at Aylesbury, for not “keeping such Measure as the Lawe directs.” [Discharged.]

Alexander Ethersey, bailiff of Buckingham, for the same offence.  [Discharged.]

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy were, with the addition of Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe, presented for absence from church.

The constables of Amersham Woodrowe and Penn for not bringing in their presentments.

William Petty of Tingewyck and Elizabeth, his wife, for rescuing a mare which Francis Rawlins was leading to the pound.  [Discharged.]

p. 329.   Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aylesbury, Parsons Fee  William Clark, mason, vice Robert Todd.

Bledlowe Town . . John Harris vice Robert Dean.

Bledlowe Ridge . . James Ewstace vice William Stevens.

Burneham . . . . John Lacey vice Thomas Carter, and Thomas Terry as tithingman vice William Nash.  Richard Lath- bury, Joseph Grove, and Henry Peverell were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 13/38.)

Orders.

p. 330.  Order for the return of all jury lists.

Henry Munday and John Rose, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.  The salary of Matthew Annesly, “whoe dyed about five dayes since,” was to be paid to his widow.

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p. 331.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, Charles Heyward, and John Edmonds, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £2. 13s. 8d., £2. 13s. 8d., £1. 15s., and £2. 13s.  (Sess. R. 13/13 to 13/27.)

p. 332.  John Colshill and the officers of Buckingham to be paid their usual amounts for maintaining the two “County children,” and Alexander Olliffe to be paid £2 for maintaining Elizabeth Thomson for ten weeks.  (Sess. R. 13/3 ,13/12.)

p. 333.  Order that the justices who were supervising the rebuilding of Highbridge should be paid £50 for the expenses of the work, which was being undertaken by Robert Wiman and Richard Chrismas, carpenters.  [See p. 310.] (Sess. R. 13/1, 13/2, 13/7.)

pp. 334-335.  Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, to be allowed £19. 10s. for making out and distributing copies of several orders since Epiphany, 1702.  (Sess. R. 13/4, 13/5.)

p. 336.  John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid his bill of £14. 8s. 4d. for attending thirty sick prisoners in the gaol.  (Sess. R. 13/6, 13/8, 13/9.)

p. 337.  Order increasing from £2 to £4 the County pension of William Leaver senior of Aylesbury who served Charles I in the Civil War.  (Sess. R. 13/10, 13/11.)

Francis Tomson, William Leaver, and Samuel Hartley, poor debtors in the gaol, admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess R. 13/43 to 13/45.)

p. 338.  Order allowing the appeal of Winslowe against a warrant, signed by Alexander Ethersey, bailiff, and John Rogers, esquire, and Edward Pursell, gentleman, justices, of the borough of Buckingham, removing Ann Adkins from Buckingham.

As the justices, to whom was referred the matter of John Butler’s house near Upton, had done nothing, the justices 

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for the hundred of Stoke were required to investigate the case.  [See pp. 311 and 382.]

p. 339.  Order dismissing the appeal of West Wiccombe against a warrant removing Ann Pratt, spinster, from Stone, but allowing that part of the appeal which related to her bastard son, born at Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 13/40.)

p. 340.  The surveyors of Aylesbury and of Walton in Aylesbury authorized to raise 6d. rates for the repair of their highways; the surveyors of Wendover similarly authorized to raise a 4d. rate and the surveyors of Eaton near Windsor a 3d. rate.

p. 341.  Order referring to certain justices the appeal of Robert Cheyne, gentleman, against the rates at Aylesbury.

p. 342.  Further reference of the rating appeals of the Rev. Gregory Haskard, Dean of Windsor, and of John Spencer of Burneham.

p. 343.  Orders staying further proceedings against the inhabitants of Monks Risborough and of Great Kimble for non-repair of highways.

pp. 344-345.  Orders discharging the indictments against Thomas Ford and Nicholas Warden, both of Great Kimble, and against the inhabitants of Wendover, for non-repair of highways, as they produced justices’ certificates that the work had been done.  [See pp. 182 and 253.] (Sess. R. 13/41, 13/42, 13/57.)

p. 346.  Order staying further proceedings against Edward Gomm of Great Kimble for taking away loads of stones and flints.

Orders postponing the impositions of the fines levied upon the following for non-repair of highways: Mary 

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Bethell of Waddesden, and the inhabitants of Astwood, Waveingdon, Chicherly, and Newton Longvile

P. 347.  Order allowing the appeal of Grendon Underwood against a warrant removing Elizabeth Peirce from Winslowe. (Sess R 13/52 )

Order allowing the appeal of Pightleston against a warrant removing Thomas Young, with his wife and three children, from Aston Clynton.  (Sess R 13/49 )

P. 348.  Order allowing the appeal of Stewkley against a warrant removing William Bates from Drayton Parslowe, (Sess R 13/47 )

p. 349.  Confirmation of a warrant for the removal of Thomas Ellis from Wing to Abbotts Aston.  (Sess R 13/51 )

Order allowing the adjourned appeal of Marshe Gibbon against a warrant removing Thomas Savage and Esther, his wife, from Ludgershall.  (Sess R 13/48 )

p. 350.  Order dismissing the adjourned appeal of St. Mary’s, Wallingford, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Ann Ganner and her two children from Simpson

Adjournment of the appeal of Aylesbury against a warrant removing William Haynes from Buckingham.  [See p. 386 ]

p. 351.  Order dismissing the appeal of West Wiccombe against a warrant removing Ann House from Great Marlowe. (Sess R 13/50 )

Order that “whosoever shall by any Lawfull wayes or meanes find out and discover that place of the birth or of the Legall Settlement of . . . Elizabeth Thomson, shall have all due encouragement from this Court.”  [See p. 309, etc ]

Thomas George of Padbury, who entered into a recogniz- ance to appear in respect of the bastard child of Sarah George, 

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had since “dyed, whereby his appearance was rendered impossible.”  His sureties, Edward George of Padbury and John Bishopp of Aylesbury, were therefore discharged. (Sess. R. 13/58.)

p. 352.  John Johnson appointed bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell in place of the late Matthew Annesley. (Sess. R. 13/65, 13/66.)

p. 353.  Further reference of the dispute between John Tyler and William Ewstace, his apprentice.

p. 354.  Peter Baker of Brill appointed as a trustee for the management of “Poore Folkes Pasture” at Borestall, in place of the late Henry Griffyn of Brill.  The names of the other trustees were: John Woodbridge, William Rice, Thomas Watson, William Cannon, Ralph Rice, William Coussens, John Clarke, Isaac Rayner, and John Hutching. (Sess. R. 13/64.)

The fine of £1 imposed upon William Parker, bailiff of the hundred of Buckingham, for a misdemeanour was remitted “upon promise not to offend againe in like nature.”

Order discharging the presentment against Francis Brangwyn, constable of Dorton, for not bringing in his presentments or his quarteridge money, as “hee is gone from home upon Extraordinary occasions.”

Order remitting the fine imposed upon William Browne for non-attendance on a jury.

Order estreating the recognizance of William Serjant of Brill on account of his non-appearance.

pp. 355-356.  Order for the release of Edward Bell from gaol in accordance with the act of 2 and 3 Anne, c. 16, “for the discharging out of prison such insolvent debtors as shall serve or procure a person to serve in her Majesties Fleet or Army.”  He had been imprisoned at the suit of John Wood 

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for a debt of £11.  Evidence that due notice had been served upon the creditors was given by Jonas Smith of Newport Pagnell.  Bell enlisted in the company of Captain Edward Andrews in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Sir Richard Temple, Bt.  (Sess. R. 13/53, 13/54).

pp. 357-363.  At an adjourned session, held in “the Greate roome in the Sarazens Head Inn in Aylesbury,” the following poor debtors were similarly discharged in accordance with the same act:

Joseph Newell, imprisoned at the suit of Dorothy, widow and executrix of Joseph Harman, for a debt of £60 and £12 costs, and at the suit of Phyllis Williams, widow, for a debt of £40.  Ambrose Eldridge of Chepping Wiccombe, gentleman, and Thomas Taylor of Aylesbury, yeoman, gave evidence that due notice had been served upon the creditors. Newell enlisted in the company of Captain Thomas Sumner in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel the Hon. Harry Mordant.  (Sess. R. 13/28 to 13/31).

Borlase Barker, imprisoned at the suit of John Haycroft for a debt of £50 and £7 costs.  He enlisted in the same company as Newell.  (Sess. R. 13/35, 13/36.)

William Thompson, imprisoned at the suit of Sarah, widow and executrix of John Revis, for a debt of £11. Thomas Taylor of Aylesbury, yeoman, gave evidence of due service of notice on the creditor. Thompson enlisted in the company of Captain William Egerton in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel Rivers.  (Sess. R. 13/32 to 13/34.)

John Newman and Gregory Darby had also applied for discharge under the same act, but did not appear at the adjourned session.  (Sess. R. 13/37.)

p. 364.   Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of George Smith, John Stevens, Ralph Stevens, John Bennell junior, George Bennell junior, Abraham Hodgkins, and Henry Basse [see p. 328.].

The inhabitants of Kingsey found not guilty of non- repair of a highway [see p. 273.].

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p. 365.   Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris (p. 129) and Edward Gardiner (p. 268).

 

Recognizances entered into.

Ralph Towne of Little Missenden, yeoman, in £20, with Thomas Moreton and William Shrimpton, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties in £20 each, for the appearance of Ralph Towne, yeoman, Richard Miles, James Gould, Richard Cordwell, John Hobbs, and Edward Wells, all of the same, labourers, in the Queen’s Bench.

 

p. 366.   Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 364.

 

Recognizances discharged.

John Shrimpton, soap-maker, and Richard Walker, mercer, both of Chepping Wiccombe, Nicholas Grainge of Aston Clynton, yeoman, John Philipps junior, John Phlipps senior, and Edward Marriott, all of Emberton, Edward Leach and James Turney, both of Slapton, Edward Leach of Edlesborough, John Keene and Richard Keene, both of Cublington, Henry Markham, William Battams, and Francis Rawlins, all of Tingewyck, George Smith of Headsore, Henry Ridley of Little Marlowe, Henry Browne of Wooburne, Thomas George, Edward George, and John Bishopp, all of Padbury, John Stevens, John Bennell, Robert Stevens, John Brewer, Robert Bennell, Robert Brewer, Henry Basse, Robert Cuthbert, Ralph Cooper, and Abraham Hodgkins, all of North Marston, William Stevens of Gran- borough, Robert Cordwell, John Stallion, and James Gardner, all of Chesham, Richard Cordwell, Richard Stallion, and James Gardner, all of Little Missenden, John Catherall, John Wigginton, and Richard Reeves, all of Ivinghoe.

 

p. 367.  Memorandum that, at the adjourned session, John Blackwell, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe, produced a sacra- ment certificate and took the statutory oaths.

 

p. 368.  [Blank.]

 

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Informations.  (Sess. R. 13/67 to 13/74.)

Richard Goodman, constable of Buckland, stated that he was called upon by Robert Brandon to arrest John Shrimpton of High Wiccombe for assaulting him by striking him with a stick in the yard of Thomas Lake.  Shrimpton asked to be taken before Lord Cheyne, in his house at Drayton, and on the way he was violent and abusive, assaulting William Brandon and calling John Bird a “pittyful schoolmaster.”  Lord Cheyne was away from home, so Goodman detained Shrimpton in custody.  Richard Dorrell. day-labourer, and Edward Avery, servant to Thomas Lake, corroborated the above story.

Shrimpton, for whom Richard Walker and Nicholas Grange stood surety, said that he had been dining at the house of John Muslow at Tring with his master, John Dagnall, and Richard Walker of High Wiccombe, mercer, and was on his way with them to Wendover.  Passing through Buckland, they stopped for a drink at the house of Thomas Brandon, and afterwards, while walking down the street, he happened to frighten some chickens.  Brandon resented this, and followed him and held on to him, but Shrimpton said he was sorry and offered to pay for the damage.  When this was refused, he broke free and attempted to follow his friends, but was prevented from doing so.  He was not subsequently abusive or violent, but acted in self-defence when the crowd threatened him.

 

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: John Sudley, John Gaskyns, John Winnull, and all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 8/73, except John Welch and Thomas Butcher [see page 385].  (Sess. R. 13/75).

 

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: Paul Darvall, Mary Bethell Joseph Homan, John Suderick, Ralph Towne, John Hobbs, Edward Wells, Robert French, William French senior and junior, Thomas Bromley, James Pryor, Robert Pryor, and all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 15/76 [see page 424], except Edward Tompkins, Mary Funge, [Blank] Woolward, 

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James Woolward, [Blank] Gibbons, John Butler, Thomas Winslow, and Thomas Saunders.  [No endorsement.] (Sess. R. 13/76.)

 [From vol. 8]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

13th July & 12 August, 1704 [3 Anne]

Presentments.

Sess. R. 95/21.

Thomas Vaux of North Crawley, for encroaching on the highway: and William Lyndon, clerk of the market at Aylesbury, and Alexander Ethersey, gentleman, bailiff of Buckingham and clerk of the market there, for neglect in keeping the measures of corn.

Sess. R. 95/14.

Francis Brangwin, petty constable, for making no presentments and not paying his quarterage.

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Sess. R. 95/17, 24, 29.

Thomas Crumpton, Thomas Alexander John Typper, Mary his wife, John Mawby, Ann his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Walters and Frances Carter, for absence from church.

Sess. R. 95/12.

William Petty [Pesey] and Elizabeth his wife, for taking away a mare of Francis Rawlins’s.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 428)

Petty constable sworn.

Sess. R. 95/5.

Aylesbury, Parson’s Fee: Robert Todd vice John Sear, who had moved-to another parish.  William Clark was subsequently chosen vice Robert Todd.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 428)

Recognizances discharged.

Sess. R. 13/93.

John Shrimpton, with Richard Walker and Nicholas Grainge as sureties, to keep the peace towards Robert Brandon, William Brandon and Richard Godman and to appear.

Sess. R. 13/103.

Edward Leach of Slapton, with Edward Leach of Edlesborough and James Turney, Thomas Bayley of Brill, yeoman, with Ambrose Bayley, yeoman, and William Bayley, labourer, both of Dinton, as sureties to appear.

Sess. R. 13/104.

Thomas Lucas of Emberton, yeoman, to prosecute John Philips of the same, carpenter, for “fraudulently obtaining severall writings and Accounts out of the Custody of him, the said Thomas Lucas”.

Writs.

Sess. R. 14/24.

Jury writ.

Sess. R. 14/25.

Writ of Venire facias.  (See Appendix).

Sess. R. 14/26.

Writ of capias.  (See Appendix).

     

[From vol. 2]

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

5th October, 1704 [3 Anne]

 

p. 369.   Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Barnaby, James Kipping, William Hill, Samuel Salter, Andrew Rice, Thomas Towersey, Henry Cannon, James Foster, Richard Tattham, Edward Grove, Thomas Watson, David Perryman, Richard White, William Meade, Thomas Stevens, John Grove, and Thomas Barrett.

 

p. 370.  The following persons produced sacrament certificates and took the statutory oaths:

James Herbert of Kingsey, esquire.

Edward Hervey of Chilton, esquire.

John Tyrringham of Neither Winchendon, esquire.

Winwood Serjant of Dynton, esquire.

Thomas Ligoe of Burcott, esquire.

John Rogers of Lethenborough, esquire.

William Croke of Chilton, esquire.

Edward Hart of Brill, esquire.

William Awbrey of Borestall, esquire.

Thomas Russen, gentleman, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe.

Thomas Wells, gentleman, alderman of Chepping Wiccombe.

The Rev. St. John Davyes of West Wiccombe.

John Johnson of Newport Pagnell, gentleman.

John Markham of Winslowe, gentleman.

 

p. 371.  The following persons were enlisted in accordance with the act of 2 and 3 Anne, c. 19:

Rosamon Howard and John Browne, both from Amersham, John Ross, “a Scott,” from Ashridge in Chesham, Edward Bradley from Cheynes, and Thomas 

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Martyn and Daniel Sadler, both from Iver, and were handed over to Thomas Geareing, sergeant in the company of Captain William Taylor in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel William Evans.

Vincent Absolent of Wendover was enlisted in the company of Captain William Egerton in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel Rivers.

 

Convictions of swearers.

Richard Smith of Denham for one oath, and John Mills of Whitchurch for swearing three oaths at Denham.

 

p. 372.   Indictments.

James Coxhead of Slowe in Stoke Poges for assaulting Richard Attwood.  William Welch was a witness.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 14/22.)

Elizabeth, wife of John Swayne, Elizabeth Swayne, Ann Swayne, and Sarah Swayne, spinsters, William Swayne and John Swayne, labourers, all of Wooburne, for rioting and assaulting Mary, wife of Richard Nicholls.  Henry Turner, Sarah Carter, Grace Devonshire, and Mary Acombe were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 14/20.)

William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, both of Fenny Stratford, butchers, for assaulting Benjamin Atkyns.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each.]  (Sess. R. 14/19.)

William Roberts of Edlesborough, labourer, for keeping a hand gun and shooting hares, and for trespassing in Cromer’s Wood at Ivinghoe and laying snares.  Thomas Potton, Ann Thomas, Joseph Drayton, and John Maccascree were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 14/17, 14/18, 15/64.)

Thomas Alexander, Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawbee, Ann Mawbee, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for absence from church.  [See note on page 71.]  (Sess. R. 14/13, 14/14.)

William Tregoe, constable of Amersham Woodrowe, and Henry Long, constable of Penn, for not bringing in their presentments.  [Long discharged.]  (Sess. R. 14/5, 14/12.)

James Baall, William Chandler, and Thomas Aldridge, all of Aylesbury, John Fencott and William Bayly, both of 

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Dynton, and Thomas Bayly of Brill, for trespassing in Popnells Billings Mead and Breaches Close, belonging to Edward Hart, esquire, and taking away some hay.  [See p. 407.]  (Sess. R. 14/11, 15/64.)

Thomas Vaux of North Crawley for encroaching on the highway.  [Discharged.]  (Sess. R. 14/7.)

 

Indictments ignored of the grand jury.

William Petty of Tingewick, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, for assaulting Francis Rawlins, and endeavouring to pasture a horse in the common park.  (Sess. R. 14/6.)

Thomas Green of Abbotts Aston, labourer, for a pound breach, by endeavouring to recover sixteen of his own sheep from the pound.  William Arnett prosecuted.  (Sess. R. 14/8.)

Thomas Wheeler of Wingrave, labourer, for assaulting James Preist.  (Sess. R. 14/6.)

Henry Miller of Winslow, labourer, for assaulting John Miller.  John Crockett, Francis Collins, Francis Turner, and William Shelton were witnesses.  (Sess. R. 14/16).

Edward Lyne, Thomas Clarke senior, and John Small, all of Whaddon.  labourers, for assaulting John May.  (Sess. R. 14/10.)

Mary, wife of Richard Nicholls, farmer, Sarah, wife of Daniel Carter, bargeman, Grace, wife of Francis Devonshire, husbandman, all of Hedsore, for assaulting Elizabeth Swayne, spinster.  (Sess. R. 14/21.)

 

Presentment of the grand jury.

Alexander Ethersey, bailiff of Buckingham, for using unlawful measures in the market.  (Sess. R. 14/15.)

 

p. 373.   Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for absence from church were presented for recusancy.

 

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Wiccombe Forreyns John Jones vice John Dodd.

Fingest . . . . John Dean vice Thomas Walker. 

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Chalfont St. Gyles . .

William Grimsdale and John Shear- man vice Thomas Bennett and John Ayres.

Penn . . . .

William Pewsey vice Henry Long.

Swanborne . . . .

William Tompkins and George Turneham vice Robert Lane and Robert Beckly.

Hanslopp . . . .

Robert Scriven vice Richard Toms.

Weston Turvile . .

Richard Ingram and Richard Doyley vice William Neighbour and John Gardner.

Great Marlowe . .

Charles Carter and William Robinson vice Thomas Chalfont and Silvester Lawe, and Edward Drew and Richard Horton as tithingmen vice John Martyn and William Colshill.

 

Orders.

p. 374.  John Johnson, John Rose, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

Usual order concerning the payment for the maintenance of the two “County Children” to John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham.  Alexander Olliffe to be paid £2. 8s. for maintaining Elizabeth Thomson for twelve weeks.

 

p. 375.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, John Edmonds, and Charles Howard, the County bakers to be paid their respective bills of £2. 13s. 8d., £2 12s. 2d., £2. 12s., and £2 14s.

 

p. 376.  Henry Woodland and Richard Miles, constables of Little Brickhill, to be paid £25, and Richard Winkleborough, constable of Stonny Stratford, to be paid £5 7s., for passing vagrants.

 

p. 377.  William Benson to be paid £10 for the use of his house as a gaol for six months.

 

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Francis Woodcock, the gaoler, to be paid £6 6s. 8d. for “provideing Nurses, findeing fireing, and other necessaries” for Henry Morgan and Elizabeth Hicks, two prisoners “visited with the small pox.”

 

p. 378.  Order for raising £314. 14s. 4½d. in the County, according to the usual proportionate rate.  [See p. 159.]

 

p. 379.  The surveyors of Little Kimble and Weston Turvile authorized to raise 6d. rates for the repair of their highways.

 

Order remitting all fines imposed for non-attendance on juries, “in regard the Towne of Aylesbury is much visitted with the small pox.”

 

pp. 380-381.  Orders discharging the indictments against the inhabitants of Astwood, Hardmeade, Chicherly, and Wavendon, for non-repair of highways, as they produced justices’ certificates that the work had been done.  [See p. 328.]

 

p. 382.  Joseph Axtell and John Newman, poor debtors in the goal, admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

Orders discharging the indictments or presentments against the following persons: Alexander Ethersey, William Lyndon, William Petty, and Elizabeth Petty [see p. 328], Paul Darville [see p. 293], Thomas Vaux [see pp. 328 and 372], and Henry Long [see p. 372.]

 

p. 383.  Upon the report of the justices to whom the matter was referred, the Court confirmed the licence granted to John Barnsby as they considered that John Butler's house was “a fitt house for Entertainment of Travellers and hee the said John Barnsby being of a Good reputation.” [See pp. 311 and 338.]

 

Further reference of the rating appeal of the Rev. Gregory Haskard, Dean of Windsor, and of the dispute between John Tyler and his apprentice.

 

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p. 384.  Order that due notice of the holding of petty sessions should be given to all the justices who lived in the hundred for which the sessions were being held.

 

Order postponing the imposition of the fine on the inhabitants of Newton Longvile for non-repair of a highway.

 

p. 385.  Order allowing the appeal of Cookham, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Thomas Strong, with his wife and family, from Becconsfield.

 

Order confirming a warrant for the removal of John Dover and his wife from Aylesbury to Stone.

 

p. 386.  Order allowing the adjourned appeal of Aylesbury against a warrant, signed by Alexander Ethersey and Edward Pursell, justices for the borough of Buckingham, removing William Haynes, Frances, his wife, and their three children from Buckingham, where he had lived for the last three years in the house of William Turpyn.

 

p. 387.  Order giving time to William Roberts until the next session to plead to the indictment against him for poaching.  In the meantime he promised to “apply himselfe to the right Honourable the Earle of Bridgewater and begg his Lordshipp’s pardon for his offence, and give security not to offend in the like nature.”  [See pp. 372 and 407.]

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of James Coxhead, Joseph Gibbs, and William Gibbs [see p. 372.].

 

p. 388.   Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris (p. 129) and Edward Gardner (p. 268).

Abraham Morris of Taplowe, labourer, in £20, with Francis Woodcock and Richard Olliffe, both of Aylesbury, as sureties in £10 each, to keep the peace towards Grace, his wife.

James Feild of Great Marlowe, tailor, in £20, with 

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Anthony Feild and Thomas Keene, both of the same, as sureties in £10 each, to keep the peace towards Thomas Chalfont senior.

 

Recognizances entered into.

John Browne of Taplowe, yeoman, in £40 to appear and answer in respect of the bastard child of Elizabeth Seale.

Matthew Brincklowe of Newton Longvile, yeoman, William Roberts junior of Edlesborough, labourer, and Thomas Baily of Brill, labourer, in £40 each to appear and answer.

 

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 387.

 

p. 389.   Recognizances discharged.

Joseph Pollycott of Iver and Edward Pollycott of Waxham, husbandmen, William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, butchers, Joseph Hayles, yeoman, and Anthony Ruttley, labourer, all of Fenny Stratford, David Price of Braffyn, co. Hertford, victualler, James Coxhead of Slowe, husband- man, John Shakell, labourer, Henry Wyman, carpenter, and John Moore, collar-maker, all of Iver, Thomas Eeles of Lumbard Street, London, woollen-draper, William Strong of St. Dunstan’s in the West, London, mercer, John Browne of Taplowe, farmer, Henry Turner of Headsore, wharfinger, John Swayne, labourer, Henry Lea, yeoman, William Waller, blacksmith, and Leonard Bavyn, labourer, all of Wooburne, John Butler of Aylesbury, bricklayer, William Chrismas, carpenter, and Thomas Dawney, barber, both of Wendover, Henry Smith of Stewkley, dairyman, Francis Payne of Stoke Hamond, yeoman, Benjamin Atkyns, victualler, and John Edwyn, tailor, both of Fenny Stratford, Henry Miller, Richard Humphreys, and Samuel Miller, labourers, William Shelton, yeoman, Francis Collins and John Crockett, farmers, and Joseph Turner, surgeon, all of Winslowe, and William Roberts and John Pratt, both of Dagnall, labourers.

 

p. 390.  [Blank.]

 

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Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: Mary Bethell, Elizabeth Swayne, spinster, Elizabeth, wife of John Swayne, Ann Swayne, Sarah Swayne, William Swayne, John Swayne, William Tregoe, Robert Cuttler, James Baall, William Chandler, Thomas Aldridge, John Fencott, William Bayley, Thomas Bayley, and all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 8/73 [see page 385], except John Welch, Thomas Butcher, and Thomas Alexander. [No endorsement.]  (Sess. R. 14/1.)

 

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: all those whose names appear in Sess. R. 13/76 [see page 435], except the first eight persons. [No endorsement ]  (Sess. R. 14/2.)

 

 

[From vol. 8]

MICHAEMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

5th October, 1704 [3 Anne]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Sess. R. 14/27, 28.

Thomas Barnaby of Walton, James Kipping of Aston Clynton, William Hill of Beirton-cum-Broughton, Samuel Salter of Great Missenden, Andrew Rice of Ashingdon, Thomas Towersey and Henry Cannon, both of Long Crendon, James Foster and Richard Tatham, both of Long Marston, Edward Grove of Penn, Thomas Watson of Beaconsfeild, David Perryman of Upton-cum-Chalvey, Richard White of Bow Brickhill, William Mead of Ivinghoe, Thomas Stevens of Mursley, John Grove of

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Tingwick and Thomas Barritt of Turweston.

 

The following were not sworn: - John Weston of Walton, Thomas Winter of Great-Missendon, Robert Browne of Penn, Jonas Humphrey of chepping Wycomb-[cum]-Forrens, Thomas Morris of Upton-cum- Chalvey, William Shepherd senior, and John Merrydale, both of Great Brickhill, John Sibthorp of Olney, Thomas Deane of Edlesborough, Robert Jane of Ivinghoe, Michael Godard of Mursley, Bernard Collins and Thomas Tarbox, both of Soulbury. Robert Scott of Adstock, William Kemp of Akeley and Thomas Yates of Turweston. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 436)

 

Sacrament certificates.

Sess. R. 14/33

Produced by: James Herbert; certified by Joshua Hoskis, minister, and George Lillingstone, churchwarden, of Kingsey witnessed by Winwood Serjant and John Tyrringham.

Sess. R. 14/34

Edward Herbey; certified by Thomas White, Minister, and Henry Clarke, churchwarden, of Chilton; witnessed by William Croke and Thomas Creswell.

Sess. R. 14/32.

John Tyrringham; certified as for James Herbert and Winwood Serjant.

Sess. R. 14/30.

Winwood Serjant: certified as for James Herbert: witnessed by James Herbert and John Tyrringham.

Sess. R. 14/31.

William Croke: certified as for Edward Hervey: witnessed-by Edward Hervey and Thomas Creswell.

Sess. R. 14/29.

Edward Hart: certified by Gervase Widdows, minister, and Edward Taylor and John Ladyman, churchwardens, of Borestall: witnessed by William Awbrey and William Miles.

Sess. R. 14/35.

William Awbrey: certified as for Edward Hart: witnessed by Edward Hart and William Miles.

Sess. R. 14/36.

John Johnson: certified by Thomas Banks, minister, and Daniel Mander and Henry Browne, churchwardens, of Newport Pagnell: witnessed by Thomas Williamson and Thomas Bagley, both of the same. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 436)

Sess. R. 14/109.

Vincent Absolent was enlisted in the company of “the honurable Captayne Egertin” in Colonel Rivers’s Regiment.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 437)

Convictions of swearers.

Sess. R. 14/105, 106.

Richard Smith and John Mills.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 437)

Presentments.

Sess. R. 14/40, 52.

Thomas Crumpton, John Typper, Mary his wife, John Mawby, Ann his wife, Dorothy Walters and

     

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Frances Carter, for recusancy.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 438)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Sess. R. 14/55.

Ashendon-cum-Pollicott: David Humphrey and John Bampton.  Not sworn: Antony Coxson.

Sess. R. 14/53.

Wiccombe Forreyns: Not sworn: John Deane senior.

Sess. R. 14/54.

Fingest: Not sworn: John Boyer.

Sess. R. 14/56.

Chalfont St. Giles: Not sworn: William Smith and John Kibble.

Sess. R. 14/57.

Penn: Not sworn: Robert Wright.

Sess. R. 14/58.

Swanbourne: Not sworn: Thomas Brickwell and William Grassum.

Sess. R. 14/59.

Hanslopp. Not sworn: Thomas Rabenitt and John Simons.

Sess. R. 14/61.

Weston Turvile: Not sworn: Edward Gurney, Thomas Dover, James Greening and James Hill.

Sess. R. 14/62.

Great Marlowe: Not sworn: Robin Grey, Henry Williams, John Oxlad and Christopher Edwards junior.  The constables in whose places the above were elected, said that “There being no Court Leet kept for the Manner of Great Marlow almost these three years: and it being both chargeable and burthensome- to her Majesties officers to be continued so long, it is humbly desired the old officers nay be dischargd this sessions”.

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 438-439)

Sess. R. 14/95.

William Benson’s petition to be paid £10 for the use of his house as a gaol.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 439.)

Sess. R. 14/93.

Francis Woodcock’s particulars of expenses for nursing prisoners with small-pox, and his petition to be paid.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 440)

Sess. R. 14/87- 90, 107.

Orders discharging the indictments against the inhabitants of Astwood, Hardmeade, Chicherly, and Wavendon.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 440)

Sess. R. 14/91, 92.

The petitions of Joseph Axtell and John Newman for County bread. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 440)

Sess. R. 14/100.

The report of the justices concerning John Butler’s house.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 440)

Sess. R. 14/99.

Further reference of the rating appeal of the Rev. Gregory Haskard. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 440)

Sess. R. 14/102- 104.

Orders of Removal, concerning Thomas Strong and his family, John Dover and his wife, and William Haynes and his family.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 441)

 

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Recognizances extended.

Sess. R. 14/67, 68.

Abraham Morris and James Feild.  (sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 441)

 

Recognizance entered into

Sess. R. 14/79.

John Browne, to answer for bastardy.

(Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 442)

 

Recognizances discharged.

Sess. R. 14/84.

Joseph Pollycott, with Randoll Bignell and Edward Pollycott as sureties, to appear.

Sess. R. 14/83.

William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, with Joseph Hayles and Arthur Ruttley as sureties, to appear.

Sess. R. 14/81.

David Price to appear.

Sess. R. 14/82.

James Coxett (Coxhead) to keep the peace towards Richard Attwood of Chalvey, labourer and to appear.

Sess. R. 14/71.

John Shakell with Henry Wyman and John Moor as sureties to keep the peace towards John Abbott of Iver, labourer, and to appear.

Sess. R. 14/80.

Thomas Eales, with William Strange [Strong] and Sir Richard Lovett, knight, Alderman of the City of London, as sureties, to answer for bastardy with Rachel Child of Farneham Reyall, singlewoman.

Sess. R. 14/74.

John Swaine, to prosecute Mary, wife of Richard Nicholls, Sarah, wife of Daniel Carter and Grace, wife of Francis Devenshire, all of Headsore.

Sess. R. 14/75-77.

Henry Turner, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth Swaine, daughter of the above John Swaine, and to appear.

Sess. R. 14/70.

Henry Lea with William Waller and Leonard Bavin as sureties, to keep the peace towards Avelin Cole of Langly Marish, widow, and to appear.

Sess. R. 14/72.

John Butler, with William Chrismas and Thomas Dawney as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Sheene, and to appear.

Sess. R. 14/68, 73.

Francis Paine, to prosecute Henry Smith “for sundry misdemeanours”. Henry Smith, to appear.

Sess. R. 14/69.

Benjamin Atkins and John Edwin, to give evidence against Joseph Gibbs and William Gibbs.

Sess. R. 14/63, 64, 66.

Henry Miller, with Richard Humphreys and Samuel Miller as sureties, to answer for assault on John Miller.  William Shelton, to prosecute and Francis Collins, John Crockett and Francis Turner, to give evidence against Henry Miller for the said assault.

Sess. R. 14/65.

William Roberts, with John Pratt as surety, to answer for “keepeing Gunns, Doggs, netts and

 

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other Engines for destroyeing the Game”.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 442)

Bridewell Calendars.

Sess. R. 14/98.

Newport Pagnell:

Mary Glover and Mary Plowman, both committed 20 July, 1704 “to have the Corection of the house”. William Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, committed 28th July, 1704, for being disorderly.

Sess. R. 14/97.

Chepping Wycombe:

Mary Wise, committed 24 July, 1704 for eight days, for “being a Idle and Disorderly person and Liveing a Loue and Idle life and Conversa- tion”. William Heyward, committed 18 September 1704 for ten days, for “Being an Idle Vagrant person, on that hath behaved himself Very ill And Liveing a Leud Life”.

Sess. R.

14/96.

Prisoners to appears:

Henry Miller and Abraham Morris. (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, pp. 441, 442)

Informations

Sess. R. 14/86.

Francis Paine of Stoke had lost nine heifers, and “Suspects a Certaine person who Turned a Gray Mare to Grasse in the grounds of Henry Smith of Stutely to drive away the same”.  Richard Bull had seen a grey mare in the said grounds.

Sess. R. 14/85, 108.

Francis Collins and Henry Miller were mowing beans in the common field of Winslow, where John Crockett and John Miller were also working.  “John Miller drove on soe fast that John Crkett went out of his swath, and then Henry Miller ran up to John Miller and gave him a deepe wound in Each knee”. Joseph Turner, surgeon, who examined the wounds, “fears John Miller will always be a lame man”, but later writes that he “is well ... and I am sattesfide as to the cure”.

 

[From vol. 2]

 

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

11th January, 1704-05 [3 Anne]

 

p. 391.   Jurors for the body of the county.

Edward Hooton of Newport Pagnell, John Towne of Princes Risborough, William Christmas of Wendover, John Rider of Long Crendon, Jonathan Howes of Oveing, Peter Hughes of Quainton, John Phillipps of Wornall, John Bovingdon of Amersham, Zebulon Hawkins of Langley Marish, Ralph Coleman of Bletchley, Christopher Payne and William Plater, both of Cheddington, Thomas Seare of Ivinghoe, Thomas King of Preston Bissett, and John Deverell of Steeple Cleydon.

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff.

The following were not sworn: Edward Martin of Buckland, gentleman, Samuel Bowller of Princes Risborough, John Parrott and Thomas Weedon, both of Chesham, John Morris of Braddenham, Matthew Hartwell and Thomas Bush, both of Great Brickhill, William Foster and William Gaynes, both of Olney, John Mallett and George Williatt, both of Great Horwood, and Thomas Spratley of Tingewick. (Sess. R. 15/17, 15/32.)

 

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Jurors for the cases against the inhabitants of Newton Longvile, Thomas Bayly, and William Roberts.

Joseph Brasbridge, William Symonds, William Webb, Robert Cox, John Goldsworth, Robert Todd, Richard Edwards, Thomas Kempster, Peter Goldsworth, Henry Munday, Thomas Ray senior, and William Dawney.  (Sess. R. 15/15, 15/33.)

(signed) Henry Gould, esquire, sheriff.

 

p. 392.   Sacrament certificates.

The Rev. William Nicholls, rector of Woughton; certified by the Rev. Thomas Bankes, D.D., vicar, and Henry Browne, churchwarden, of Newport Pagnell, and witnessed by Thomas Ditum, blacksmith, and Thomas Gilpin, yeoman, both of Woughton.  (Sess. R. 15/61.)

The Rev. William Hodson, vicar of Caversfield; certified by the Rev. Thomas Langford, curate of Launton, co. Oxford, and Gabriel Stephens, churchwarden of Caversfield, and witnessed by Thomas Hern of Caversfield, yeoman, and Thomas Dandy of Bicester, co. Oxford, labourer.  (Sess. R. 15/63.)

Richard Rose of Wing, esquire; certified by the Rev. Richard Evans, minister, and William Goodson, churchwarden, of Hulcott, and witnessed by Francis Burroughs and William Fountaine, both of Mentmore.  (Sess. R. 65/65.)

Henry Haynes of Turweston, esquire; certified by the Rev. Thomas Yeomans, curate, and Richard Harris, church- warden, of Turweston, and witnessed by Edward Hawes and John Hancock, both of Turweston, labourers.  (Sess. R. 15/66.)

 

The houses of the following persons were registered as meeting houses: Mary Golding, widow, and Elizabeth Cooper, both of Newport Pagnell, Francis Bunyon of Moulsoe, and William Nutkins of Wing.

 

Daniel Wingfield junior of Chesham was convicted of swearing two oaths.

 

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p. 393.   Indictments.

Samuel Patridge of Aylesbury, wheelwright, for assaulting Susan Southrey.  Elizabeth Stevens was a witness. [Guilty; no fine given.]  (Sess. R. 15/79.)

William Hopkins of Lavendon, grazier, for “inticeing away and entertaineing” Mary, wife of William Foster of Olney, tanner.  [Quashed.]  (Sess. R. 15/78.)

Finch Howes, Ann Howes, Thomas Crompton, John Typper, Mary Typper, John Mawby, Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, and Dorothy Waters, for recusancy.  [See note on page 71.]  (Sess. R. 15/30, 15/81.)

William Watson of Aylesbury, glover, for assaulting William Spencer and William Goldsworth, constables. William Marsh, Thomas Hill, Thomas Hawkins, John Rance, and Edward Tayler were witnesses. [Fined 10s.] (Sess. R. 15/82.)

Thomas Butcher of Aylesbury, labourer, for “com- pounding with Thomas Gosse whom he had accused of an offence.”  William Busby, esquire, William Spooner, and William Goldsworth were witnesses. [Fined 10s.]  (Sess. R. 15/83.)

 

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Richard Redding, Michael Batterson, James Bowden, Richard Symonds, Edward Plaistowe, and Michael Hall, yeomen, and William Duncombe junior, gentleman, all of Hardwick, and William Shepard of Quarrendon, yoeman, for not scouring Hardwick Brook.  (Sess. R. 15/77.)

Thomas Aldridge of Aylesbury, labourer, for assaulting Susan Southrey, widow.  (Sess. R. 15/84.)

 

Presentments of the constables.

George Turner of Brill for converting a cottage into two tenements, now occupied by Richard Wilson and John Spiers.  (Sess. R. 15/43.)

Elizabeth Lawrence and Margaret Harris, both of the Forrens of Great Marlowe, for being common disturbers of the peace, hedgebreakers, and wood stealers.  (Sess. R. 15/46.)

 

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The persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 15/47, 15/54, 15/56.)

Thomas Williamson, Robert Atterbury, and Jeremiah Partridge, constables of Newport Pagnell, for not returning their jury lists.  (Sess. R. 15/37.)

The inhabitants of Midleton Keynes for not repairing part of the highway from Newport Pagnell to Wooburne, between Kingsy Bridge and Wavendon.  (Sess. R. 15/37.)

The Rev. Edward Carleton of Leckhamsted for not paying his vagrant tax or his constables’ rates.  (Sess. R. 15/55.)

 

Presentments of the highway surveyors.

Thomas Prentice, William Perkins, and William Ashfield, all of Winslowe, for not doing their statutory work on the highways.  (Sess. R. 15/39.)

 

p. 394.   Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Great Marlowe . . Robert Corbee and Richard Harman vice Francis Webb and William Phillipps, and Richard Oxlade and John Harris as tithingmen vice Thomas Turner and William Colshill.  George Phelps, John Stephens, William Carter, John Oxlade, Thomas Dormer, Thomas Keene, John Collins, and John Colshill, not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/18.)

Beirton . . . . Francis Smith vice John Bowley. Henry Durly and Richard Seamons not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/19.)

Broughton . . . . John Moore vice John Page.  John Kent and John Fuller not sworn. (Sess. R. 15/20.)

Langley in Cole brooke  John Guy as tithingman vice Caesar Willis.  (Sess. R. 15/21, 15/24.)

Halton . . . . Francis Weedon vice Thomas Nash.

 

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Francis Sweby and John Weedon not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/22.)

Eaton near Windsor Thomas Cotterell vice Richard Parshill.  (Sess. R. 15/23.)

Sanderton . . . . William Meade vice William Neighbour.  Joseph Stevens not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/25.)

Stoke Goldington . . Robert Abraham vice Henry Bird.  (Sess. R. 15/26.)

Buckland . . . . Henry Brandon vice Richard Godman.  Thomas Worseter and Richard Pratt not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/27.)

Boveney . . . . William Cotton vice Ralph Weston, and Richard Richardson as tithingman vice Richard Mount- ague.  John Arden and Francis Gibbins not sworn.  (Sess. R. 15/28.)

Waxham . . . . William Bavyn vice Thomas Lovejoy.  (Sess. R. 15/29.)

Denham . . . . Edward Hawkins vice John Sheppard.  (Sess. R. 15/30.)

Sinckleborrough . . William Hartwell vice Thomas Seare.

 

Orders.

p. 395.  John Johnson, John Rose, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keepers, to be paid their salaries.

 

Usual order concerning the payment for the mainten- ance of the “County children” to John Colshill and the inhabitants of Buckingham.  Alexander Olliffe to be paid £2. 16s. for maintaining Elizabeth Thomson for sixteen weeks.

 

p. 396.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, John Edmonds and Charles Howard, the County bakers, to be paid their respective bills of £3. 7s. 10d., £3. 8s., £4. 8s. 2d., and £4. 8s. 

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p. 397.  Mr. William Tompkins, chief constable for Newport, to be paid £26. 5s., and Mr. James Gayler, chief constable for Stone, to be paid £4. 3s., for passing vagrants.

 

Francis Woodcock, the gaoler, to be paid £4. 15s. 2d., for maintaining Henry Smith and Frances Clements, two prisoners “lately visited with the small pox.”

 

p. 398.  John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, to be paid £10. 5s. 10d. for attending prisoners in the gaol

 

Mr. Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, to be paid £11. 16s. for making out and distributing several orders of Court.

 

p. 399.  Thomas Rance of Wyrardsbury, who was committed to the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe for deserting his family, to be discharged upon voluntarily enlisting in the company of Captain William Dickinson in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Sir Richard Temple, Bt.

 

p. 400.  Henry Edmonds appointed as County baker in place of Mary Pratt junior.

 

Order referring to certain justices the complaint of the inhabitants of Leckhamstead against the Rev. Edward Carleton, the rector of the parish, for refusing to pay his rates and other assessments.

 

p. 401.  Order confirming a warrant for the removal of William Bates from Chalkmore in Ratly to Tyngwick. (Sess. R. 14/4.)

 

Order dismissing the appeal of Denham against a warrant removing John Smith, husbandman, from Adstock.

 

p. 402.  Order for the “vigorous execution” of the act of 2 and 3 Anne, c. 19, for raising recruits.  Amongst other directions, all officers of the County were ordered “forth- with to make diligent search . . . [for] all such able bodied 

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men as they shall find . . . as have not any Lawfull calleing or Imployment or visible meanes for theire maintenance and Livelyhood and that have noe vote in Electing of any member or members to serve in Parliament,” and to bring them before the justices for enlistment.

 

p. 403.  Further reference of the rating appeal of the Rev. Gregory Haskard, Dean of Windsor, and of the dispute between John Tyler and his apprentice.

 

p. 404.  Order referring to certain justices the appeal of John Waters, gentleman, against the rates at Stonny Stratford.

 

p. 405.  Adjournment of the appeal of Church Hulme, co. Chester, against a warrant removing Jane Halwood and Randall, her son, from Stonny Stratford East Side.

 

p. 406.  Confirmation of a warrant removing Margaret Cowdell from East Cleydon to Middle Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 14/3.)

 

Order remitting the fines imposed on John Mallett, George Willyatt junior, John Parrett, Thomas Bush, and Matthew Hartwell, for non-attendance on juries.

 

John Whitfield of Salisbury Street in St. Martin’s in the Fields, co. Middlesex, chapman, to be discharged from gaol upon entering into a recognizance to appear at the next Assizes.

 

p. 407.  Order extending the recognizance of Abraham Morris sine die, upon his voluntary enlistment.

 

John Freeman, apprentice to John Seare of Ivinghoe, tailor, ordered to return to his master’s service, from which he had for some time absented himself.

 

Thomas Gosse and John Remnant to be discharged from the bridewell at Aylesbury.

 

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Order estreating the recognizance of William Roberts junior on account of his non-appearance to answer an indictment.  [See p. 387.]

 

The case against Thomas Bayly and others, who were indicted for taking away some hay from Edward Hart, esquire, was withdrawn from the jury with the consent of the prosecution and referred to the arbitration of Joseph Bampton of Aylesbury and Henry Stanbridge of Stone. [See p. 372.]  (Sess. R. 15/64.)

 

Order quashing the indictment against William Hawkins (Hopkins) “for insufficiency” [See p. 393.]

 

p. 408.  John Herbert, William Shirley, and Ann Fulkes, poor debtors in the goal, admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

Order quashing any further proceedings against Edward Collett of Amersham for selling corn without a licence.

 

Alexander Olliffe to be paid £1. 10s. “as a Gratuity for what he hath done or shall doe either in discovering the place of the last legal settlement or in apprehending the husband of . . . Elizabeth Thomson.” [See p. 361, etc.]

 

p. 409.   Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of William Watson and Thomas Butcher [see p. 393], and the acquittal of the inhabitants of Newton Longvile [see p. 328.].

 

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Richard Harris (p. 129), Edward Gardner (p. 268), and Abraham Morris (p. 388.)

 

Thomas Saunders of Castle Thrupp, labourer, in £40, with John Saunders of Simpson and John Denton of Loughton as sureties in £20 each, for his good behaviour.  (Sess. R. 15/14.)

 

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Recognizances entered into.

John Browne, given on p. 388.

John Whitfield of Salisbury Street in St. Martin’s in the Field, co. Middlesex, chapman, in £100, with Henry Whitfield of Heddington, co. Oxford, victualler, and Henry Whitfield of Bradwell, co. Oxford, labourer, as sureties in £50 each, to appear at Assizes.

William Watson of Aylesbury, glover, in £40, with Thomas Williams and Thomas Reade, both of the same, as sureties in £20 each, to answer for assaulting William Spencer and William Goldsworth, constables.  (Sess. R. 15/5.)

Thomas Gosse of Aylesbury, labourer, in £40, with Nicholas Borstall and John Capell, both of the same, as sureties in £20 each, for his good behaviour.

William Foster of Olney in £20, with Arthur Buck of Olney, baker, and Thomas Prentice of Winslow, yeoman, as sureties, to keep the peace towards his wife.  (Sess. R. 15/9.)

Henry Seare and Stephen Purcell, both of Dagnall, labourers, in £40 each, with Thomas Dean of Ringshall and Luke Humfry of Dagnall as sureties in £20 each in each case, to appear at the next session. (Sess. R. 15/7, 15/8.)

John Remnant of Aylesbury in £20 for his good behaviour.

Francis Ingby of Southwark, co. Surrey, lace-buyer, with George Groome of Chesham, innkeeper, and Joseph Tench of Amersham, barber, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Daniel Anderson and Joseph Brickwell.  (Sess. R. 15/1, 15/2.)

Margaret Cane of Beconsfield, victualler, with Stephen Woodbridge, victualler, and William Woodhouse, carpenter, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Bolton of the same, victualler; and Bolton, with John Bolton junior, labourer, and Thomas Hare, barber, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Cane. (Sess. R. 15/3, 15/4.)

Elizabeth White of Hambleden, spinster, with James White of Stokenchurch, co. Oxford, labourer, as surety, to keep the peace towards Jonathan Hammond of Great Marlow.  (Sess. R. 15/6.)

 

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John Seare of Ivinghoe, tailor, with Henry Newens of the same, butcher, to answer John Freeman, his apprentice. (Sess. R. 15/10.)

Thomas Wells of Drayton Parslow, yeoman, and Nicholas Stonhill of Stewkley, yeoman, to keep the peace towards each other.  (Sess. R. 15/11, 15/12.)

Charles Gurney of Ivinghoe, grocer, to keep the peace towards John Buckmaster.  (Sess. R. 15/13.)

William Phillips of Great Marlow, husbandman, with Samuel Phillipps and Thomas Beesley, both of the same, shopkeepers, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth, wife of John Lawrence, bargemaster, and Margaret, wife of Richard Harris, bargemaster.  (Sess. R. 15/16.)

Thomas Butcher of Little Horwood, labourer, to appear in respect of the bastard child of Susan Goodspeed of the same, spinster, “the child being murdered.”  (Sess. R. 15/34.)

Thomas Butcher of Aylesbury, baker, with Richard Edwards, grocer, and William Coxhead, yeoman, both of the same, to appear and answer for compounding with Thomas Gosse to refuse to give evidence that he had seen Gosse and Richard Shawe carry away some gates from Thomas Read’s inn at Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 15/35.)

Francis Coy and William Coy, both of Little Horwood, and William Woollman and Lawrence Rickards, both of Whitchurch, all labourers, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 15/36.)

 

p. 410.   Fines and issues.

Samuel Bowler of Princes Risborough, John Morris of Braddenham, and Thomas Spratley of Tingewick, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 409.

William Roberts junior of Edlesborough, labourer, forfeited his recognizance of £40 on account of his non- appearance.

 

p. 411.   Recognizances discharged.

James Feild, tailor, Anthony Feild, Thomas Keene, William Phillipps, Samuel Phillipps, and Thomas Beesly, all of Great Marlowe, Charles Gurney, Henry Newens, and John 

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Seare, all of Ivinghoe, Thomas Wells and Nicholas Stonnill, both of Drayton Parslowe, William Foster and Arthur Buck, both of Olney, Thomas Prentice of Winslowe, Henry Seare, John Kidgell, Stephen Purcell, and Daniel Turpyn, all of Dagnall, Daniel Turpyn of Ringshall, Thomas Butcher, Richard Edwards, and William Coxhead, all of Aylesbury, Elizabeth White of Hambleden, James White of Stoken- church, co. Oxford, William Watson, Thomas Williams, and William Dawney, all of Aylesbury, John Bolton senior and Junior, Thomas Hare, Margaret Cane, Stephen Woodbridge, and William Woodhouse, all of Becconsfield, Francis Ingby of Southwark, co. Surrey, George Groome of Chesham, Joseph Tench of Amersham, Thomas Butcher, Francis Coy, and William Coy, all of Little Horwood, and Lawrence Rickards and William Woollman, both of Whitchurch.

Gaol Calendar.

John Whitfield of St. Martin’s in the Fields, co. Middlesex, committed on suspicion of stealing a boar and twelve hogs from Henry Lawrymore of Ludgershall, grazier. (Sess. R. 15/58.)

Calendar for the bridewell at Aylesbury.

Thomas Gosse and John Remnant, hemp-dresser, com- mitted for night walking.  (Sess. R. 15/31.)

Calendar for the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe.

Thomas Wheeler, committed on suspicion of stealing some wood from Mr. Coke of Sear Green, Thomas Rance, committed for leaving his family chargeable to the parish of Wyrardsbury, and Thomas Miller, committed as an idle and disorderly person, to be discharged upon their voluntary enlistments.  (Sess. R. 15/59.)

Calendar for the bridewell at Newport Pagnell.

John Chamberlain, and Jane, wife of William Smith, and Margaret, wife of William Munday, both of Newton Blossomville, all since discharged.  (Sess. R. 15/60.)

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Buckinghamshire Sessions Records

QUARTER SESSIONS BOOK,

VOLUME 7.

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

19th April, 1705 [4 Anne].

 

p. 1. “Memorandum that before the Charge was given, her Majesties Royall Proclamation, dated the 25th day of February in the first yeare of her Majesties Reigne, for the Incouragement of Piety and Vertue and for the preventing and punishing of Vice, Prophanesse and Immorality was openly read in Court.”*

Jurors for the body of the county.

Thomas Bigg of Aylesbury, John Cooper of Great Horwood, William Corbett of Adstock, William Cripps of Beirton, Robert Denham of Hambledon, Thomas Fountaine of Stoke Hamond, William Grace of Cublington, James Harding of Chatteridge, John Hunt of Dynton, John Jones of Ipstone in Turvile, James Kipping of Aston Clinton, Richard Parratt of Castle Thropp, William Platt of Long Crendon, Richard Redding of Hardwick cum Weedon, and Richard Towersy of Long Crendon.

The following were not sworn: George Francklin of Haddenham, Robert Hill senior of Chalfont St. Giles, William Hillyer of Fawley, John Holton of East Cleydon, Henry Markham of Tingewick, Thomas Martin of Olney, William Serjant of Brill, Richard Stone of Soulbury, William Walker of Farnham Royall [and one name illegible —document torn]. (Sess. R. 16/1 and 4)

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* This memorandum is repeated each session until after the accession of George I, Michaelmas Session, 1714.

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Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Henry Andrews of Lathbury, sheriff, Hugh Horton of Apsley in Ellesborough, and William Johnson of Olney, esquires, John Busby of Addington, gentleman, and George Alford and Thomas Hunter, bailiffs of Chepping Wiccombe.  They all also took the statutory oaths in accordance with the acts of 25 Charles II, c. 2, and I Anne, c. 22.

Meeting houses.

p. 2. The house of Elizabeth Cole of Newport Pagnell, widow, was registered in accordance with the act of I William and Mary, c. 18.

Convictions of swearers.

William Eldridge of Ellesborough, William Chadd and [Joseph] Newton, both of Wendover, and Daniel Switzer of Chesham, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. II.

Indictments.

p. 3. Robert James of Great Marlowe, bargeman, for assaulting Elizabeth, wife of John Langley.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Thomas Pargiter of Sherrington, grazier, for a nuisance in the highway between Olney and Wooburne.  [Discharged on certificate]

Jane, wife of Richard Johnson of Beirton, carpenter, for stealing three hens from Finch Howes, gentleman. [Whipped]

William Phillipps of Great Marlowe, husbandman, for assaulting Margaret, wife of Richard Harris.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

William Ashfeild, William Perkins, and Thomas Prentice, all of Winslowe, labourers, for refusing to gather stones for the repair of the highways.  [Prentice fined 3s. 4d.; Perkins discharged; no result given for Ashfeild]

The Rev. Edward Carleton of Leckhamsted for refusing to pay his rates for passing vagrants.  [Indictment quashed]

The inhabitants of Middleton Keynes for not repairing twenty poles of the highway from Newport Pagnell to Wooburne, co. Bedford, between Kingsey Bridge and Wavendon.  [Discharged on certificate]

George Turner of Brill, labourer, for converting a cot- tage into two dwellings, and for entertaining inmates.

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Elizabeth Lawrence, widow, and Margaret, wife of Richard Harris, both of Great Marlow, for disturbing the peace.

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.

Presentments of the constables.

William Lee junior of Aylesbury, carpenter, for quarter- ing soldiers without authority.

Robert Todd of Aylesbury, yeoman, for the same offence, and for executing warrants without authority.

Abraham Preist of Wingrave for a pound breach.

Joseph Cossendon of Little Marlowe for “ploweing Merebauks in the Common Field.”

The three persons indicted above for recusancy, with Thomas Hawkins of Aylesbury [see p. 34], and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.

Treasurers sworn.

p. 4. For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea

John Lee senior of Becconsfeild and John Ayres of Chowlesbury, gentle- men, vice Robert Stone and John Buckmaster.

For the maimed soldiers  . .

William Hakewill of Weston Turvile and Roger Adams of Little Horwood, gentlemen, vice John Baker and John Henley.

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon                             . .

William Gomm of Ilmer and William Ward of Grendon Underwood, gentle- men, vice Thomas Howlett and William Tame.

Aylesbury     . .                     . .

Thomas Jorden of Broughton and Joseph Goodchild of Kimble Wyck, gentlemen, vice Francis Whitchurch and William Reding.

 

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Buckingham                          . .

John Russe of Tingewick and Richard Ashwell of Akely, gentlemen, vice John Ring and Joseph Corbett.

Cottesloe      . .                      . .

Edward Playsted junior of Weedon and Robert Griffyn of Stewkley, gentlemen, vice Richard Brugis and Thomas Wells.

Newport       . .                      . .

Thomas Hooton of Stoke Goldington and William Shepherd of Great Brick- hill, gentlemen, vice Richard Parrott and William Tompkins junior.

Burneham                             . .

John Bellfeild of Lattimasse and Richard Sedwyn of Dorney, gentle- men, vice Richard Widmore and Christopher Williamson.

Desborough                                                  . .

James Harman junior of Great Marlowe and Thomas Spencer of Hugendon, gentlemen, vice William Hilldrupp and Henry Newell.

Stoke                                      . .                         . .

John Binfeild of Iver and Joseph Wickham of Eaton, gentlemen, vice James Gayler and Robert Shackley.

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 5-6.  Aylesbury three hundreds —

Hulcott                                   . .                         . .

William Bishopp vice Richard Thorne.

Brands Fee                            . .

Richard Reyner and Richard Dean vice Richard Terry and Thomas Barnaby.

Monks Risborough

Richard Topping and Richard Hanwell vice Henry Costard and John Herbert.

Little Hampden                    . .

William Wright vice Joseph Ginger.

Ellesborough                                                . .

John Wild and Richard Bryant vice Joseph Allen and William Kingham.

Great Kimble                                                . .

Robert Brewer vice John West.

Princes Risborough

John Dossett vice Walter Bell.

Great Missenden               . .

John Syred and Robert Hubert vice [Benjamin Fowler] and John Floyd.

Lee                                          . .                         . .

Daniel Aldridge vice William Birch.

Ashendon three hundreds—

Waddesdon                         . .

Thomas Ryce junior and Nathaniel Piddington vice Peter Beck and Clement Griffyn.

 

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East Cleydon                                                 . .

William Higgs vice William Meade

Studley          . .                      . .

Peter Newton vice William Blake.

Chilton           . .                      . .

Thomas Beamsley vice John Jackson.

Cuddington                           . .

John Cox senior vice John Townsend.

Wornehall                              . .

William Tipping vice John Woodbridge.

Hogshawe cum Fullbrooke

Joseph Stevens vice John Syred.

Grendon Underwood                               . .

Nicholas Holton vice Edward Arris [Ayres]

Brill                                          . .                         . .

John Wedge vice Richard Baker.

North Marston                                            . .

Robert Cuthbert and Robert Ward vice John Symonds and Robert Brewer.

Buckingham and Cottesloe three hundreds—

Stewkley       . .                     . .

Thomas Shilburne vice William Edmonds.

Winslowe     . .                      . .

Joseph Glenister and Joseph Harding vice William Shelton and Simon Hogston.

Mursley         . .                     . .

Edward Munken [Monke] and John Cony vice Henry Pipkyn and Thomas Stevens.

Mentmore   . .                      . .

John Presswell and John Walker vice John Theed and Richard Chapman.

Whitchurch                           . .

Benedict Gawdrey and John Billingdon vice John Cooper and Thomas Harris.

Cublington                             . .

Samuel Goodman vice Robert Fincher.

Newport three hundreds—

Sherrington                           . .

Thomas Richards vice Richard Vinney.

Little Brickhill                                                . .

Richard Haddon and John Herbert vice Richard Miles and Henry Woodland.

Wavendon.  . .                      . .

William Hoten vice Bernard Gregory.

Simpson        . .                     . .

Richard Cox and John Meade vice Adam Bevyn and [Blank].

Stoke Hamond                                             . .

Richard Rutly and Thomas Burndale vice Thomas Fowler and William Fountayne.

Bowe Brickhill                       . .

Edward Coke vice Thomas Chevall.

Woughton                             . .

Richard Puttnam vice John Chadd.

Chicherly       . .                     . .

William Abbott vice William Sams.

Clifton Reynes                     . .

William Lyne vice Jeremiah Flower.

 

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North Crawley                                             . .

William Aspyn, John Buncker, and William Smallbones vice William Williamson, Benjamin Wilkyns, and Samuel Fensham.

Astwood       . .                      . .

William Coleman vice Thomas King.

Haversham                            . .

John Wasey vice John Busby.

Stonny Stratford West Side

Samuel Evans vice Richard Charridge.

Stonny Stratford East Side                                                  . .

Robert Edge vice Richard Wintle- borough.

Castle Thrupp                                               . .

Richard Parratt vice Roger Parratt.

Middleton Keynes

Thomas Kent vice Samuel Porter.

Chilterne three hundreds—

Becconsfeild                                                 . .

Benjamin Costard and William Lane vice James Preston and William Woodhouse, and William Nash and Edward Wingrave as tithingmen vice Thomas Howse and John Bovingdon.

Cheynes        . .                     . .

Benjamin Stapp vice David Baldwyn.

Horton                                   . .                         . .

Thomas Ashton vice John Messenger, and Richard Lewyn as tithingman vice William Virgo.

Cippenham                           . .

Edmund Mason vice Peter Style.

Taplowe        . .                     . .

Edward Bunyan vice John Stannenatt, and William Fryer as tithingman vice John Bigg.

East Burneham                    . .

Nathaniel Dearne vice Thomas Sexton.

Little Marlowe                     . .

Robert Bradly vice John Perryn.

Hambledon                           . .

William Denham vice Robert Keene.

Turvile                                    . .                         . .

William Pitcher vice John Tovey.

Ipston                                     . .                         . .

John Ball vice John Wright.

Braddenham                                                . .

Edward Lambert vice John Springall.

Amersham

Franchise

John Hawkins vice William Batt.

Eaton near Windsor

William Rigsby and Richard Hughes vice Robert Redman and John Cox, and Daniel White and Thomas Kennell as tithingmen vice John Golding [Goldwin] and Thomas Huggins.

 

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Fulmer           . .                     . .

George Allen vice Edward Williams.

Waxham       . .                      . .

Henry Bartlett vice William Bavyn.

Hedgerly       . .                     . .

William Turner vice William Grove.

Wooburne                             . .

Thomas Everett and George Tredway vice Richard Burcott and Joseph Bampton.

Orders.

p. 7. Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers at Aylesbury, Chepping Wycombe, and Newport Pagnell, respectively, were  paid their quarterly salaries of £7. 10s.

p. 8. Mary Pratt senior, widow, John Edmonds, Henry Edmonds, and Charles Howard, the County bakers, were paid their respective quarterly bills of £5. 8s. 10d., £4. 3s. 8d., £5. 1s. 4d., and £4. 2s. 4d.

p. 9. Payments for the two “County Children” amounted to £1. 17s. 4d. each for fourteen weeks’ maintenance, and 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing, to John Colshill in respect of William, the bastard son of Jane Whitbread, born in the gaol, and to the overseers of Buckingham in respect of “a poore child borne att Breda in Holland, whose Father was Imprest for her Majesties Service.”

Alexander Olliffe of Aylesbury was paid £2. 16s. for fourteen weeks’ “nurseing and keepeing and lookeing after” Elizabeth Thomson, “a poore distracted wandring vagrant taken up at Oveing and become a County Charge.”

p. 10. Richard Miles and Henry Woodland, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £10. 4s. 3d., and Richard Wintleborough, constable of Stonny Stratford, £4. 1s. 6d., for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants and cripples. John Johnson, bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell, was paid £2. 3s. for maintaining “several persons that were Imprest for her Majesties Service.”

p. 11. Mary, widow of Arthur Tattnell, was granted the annual pension of £1, lately enjoyed by her husband.

 

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William Benson of Aylesbury, gentleman, was paid £10 for arrears of rent due for the use of his house as the County gaol.  The annual rent was £20, and it was eighteen months in arrears.

 

The appeal of John Waters, gentleman, and other in- habitants of Stonny Stratford against their assessments to the poor rate was allowed upon the report of certain justices, which was confirmed by the Court.  The report found that the assessments were “very unequall and unjust . . . and that in particular one Edward Penn therein rated at £13 per annum was to pay but 2s. and the said Waters rated therein at £12 per annum was to pay 2s. 9d.”

 

p. 12. The dispute between John Tyler of Haddenham, tailor, and William Ewstace, his apprentice, was again re- ferred to certain justices.

 

p. 13. The adjourned appeal of Church Hulme, co. Chester, against a warrant removing Jane Hallwood and Randall, her son, from Stonny Stratford East Side, and the appeal of North Marston against the removal of Richard Baily senior from Whitchurch, were allowed.

 

pp. 14-15. Owing to the sinking, in the River Thames near Boveney, of a barge called the King’s Arms, belonging to Robert Douglas of Henley-upon-Thames, co. Oxford, the duty already paid by certain maltsters of Henley was ordered to be remitted.  William Nicholls lost 43 quarters, William Symonds 37 quarters, Christopher Rockall and William Evoney 14 quarters, and Mary, widow and administratrix of Thomas Green, 12 quarters.

 

p. 16. The appeal of George Tredwell of Hillesdon, labourer, against a maintenance order in respect of the child of Mary Willys of Shenley, spinster, was allowed.  Upon cross- examining Mary Willys, Francis Baker, Sarah Jones, and others, it appeared that “the said Tredwell, by an unjust Combination and Contrivance carryed on by one Thomas Mathews, master of her the said Mary Willys, and John

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Taylor, his Brother in Lawe, had been most wrongfully charged.”

 

The appeal of Twyford against a warrant removing John Castle and his wife from Steeple Cleydon was dismissed.

 

p. 17. The officers of Great Marlowe complained that a certain James Johnson, who was born in Scotland, had come into their parish from Ireland, where he had lived for a considerable time.  The officers of the parish had obtained a warrant for his removal to the City of Chester, “where he had landed out of Ireland, to be thence conveyed into Ireland,” but he had “found meanes by a Disguise to make his Escape from the Officers” and had been “entertayned” by William Murrey, a Scotsman, and an inhabitant of the parish, who hired him as a servant in order “to gayne a settlement” for him.  The Court found that “the hireing and reteyner . . . was fraudulent,” and bound Murrey over to appear at the next session.

 

The surveyors of Long Crendon were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

p. 18. The recognizances of John Remnant and Thomas Gosse were extended sine die, Remnant “being poore and unable to appeare,” and Gosse “haveing voluntarily Listed himself and gone into her Majesties Service.”  The recog- nizances of Thomas Saunders and John Browne were also extended.  [See Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, pages 442, 450, and 451]

 

The fine imposed last session upon John Morris of Braddenham for absence from the grand jury was remitted, as he was unable to appear “by reason of Sicknesse without manifest danger of his life.”

 

The indictments against George Hayes and Henry Watkyns, both of Wendover, were quashed.  [See Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, pages 263 and 272]

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The indenture between John Seare of Ivinghoe, tailor, and John Freeman, his apprentice, was discharged, and Seare was ordered to return Freeman £6 “and his Cloathes and Chest.”

 

The proceedings against the inhabitants of Middleton Keynes were stayed.

 

p. 19. The appeal of the Rev. Gregory Haskard, Dean of Windsor, against the rates at Stoke Poges was again referred to certain justices.

 

Upon being informed that “the Husband of Elizabeth Thomson, a poore wandring Vagrant whoe had beene left att Oveing . . . and since kept att a County Charge, had privetely had Correspondence with her and had beene seene in severall places in this County,” the Court ordered that he should if possible be arrested, and that “such person or persons that shall discover or Apprehend him shall have due Incouragement for his Care therein.”  [See Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, pages 399, 421, 431, etc.]

 

William King, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

The recognizances of William Walton of Aylesbury, glover, and of Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Thomas Reade, innholder, his sureties, were estreated, “Walton haveing broken the condition thereof.” [But see p. 52]

 

p. 20. The petition of several inhabitants of Haddenham who had suffered in the recent fire there [see Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. II, page 288], complaining of Mr. Robert Meade, was ordered to be filed with the records of the session, and to remain there until further notice.

 

The Court refused to nominate or appoint new constables for the Parson’s Fee in Aylesbury.

 

The case against Thomas Baily was removed into the 

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Queen’s Bench by writ of certiorari at the instance of Edward Hart, esquire, the prosecutor.  [See Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, pages 438 and 450]

 

The case between Aylesbury and Buckingham, con- cerning the settlement of William Haynes and Frances, his wife, was removed into the Queen’s Bench by writ of cer- tiorari.  [See Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, page 441]

 

The justices living in the hundreds of Newport were desired to settle all matters concerning the passing, relieving, and conveying of vagrants and cripples through these hundreds.

 

The accounts of the trustees of the “Royal Charity called the poore folks pasture in the parishes of Brill and Oakeley” were read and allowed.

 

p. 21. Usual table giving the rates of “Servants’ Wages” fixed for the ensuing year, which were similar to those set out in Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. 1, on pages 227-229, with the amendments noted in Vol. II on pages 44 and 125.

 

p. 22. Usual order giving the rates for the carriage of goods through the County, which were similar to those set out in Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. I, on page 426.

 

Usual order fixing the price of salt at 5s. 6d. for a bushel containing 56 pounds.

 

Usual order giving the rates for billeting soldiers in the County, which were similar to those set out in Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. I, on pages 380-381, as amended in Vol. II on pages 324-325.

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 23. The convictions of Jane Johnson and Thomas Prentice [see p. 3], and of Nicholas Adams and Thomas Harris, who were fined 3s. 4d. each for rioting at Water Stratford [see Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. II, page 387].

 

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Recognizances extended.

Richard Harris of Great Brickhill, labourer, for bastardy.

Thomas Saunders of Castle Thrupp, labourer, with John Saunders of Simpson and John Denton of Loughton as sureties, for bastardy with Beatrice Cocquerell of Blissworth, co. Northampton, spinster. (Sess. R. 18/43)

John Cockett of Burneham, labourer, with Henry Cockett and Robert Trott, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Mary Shepherd, widow.

John Kingham, weaver, and John Veery, hemp-dresser, both of Aylesbury, with Robert Meade and William Lee, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for assaulting William Spencer, the constable.

Recognizances entered into.

p. 24. Thomas Bulmer of Dagnall, labourer, with Henry Seare and Stephen Purcell, both of the same, as sureties, to appear at the next session.

William Murrey of Great Marlowe, labourer, with Adam Murrey of the same as surety, to appear at the next session.

John Taylor of Shenley, labourer, with John Peircivall of the same as surety, to appear at the next session.

Recognizances discharged.

Edward Gardiner, labourer, Edward Quarringdon, John Durrant, John Seare, Henry Newens, and John Newens, all of Ivinghoe, William Gosse, labourer, Nicholas Bostall, John Capell, Thomas Dawney, John Kingham, and William Webb, all of Aylesbury, William Foster of Olney, Thomas Bulmer, Henry Seare, Stephen Purcell, Luke Humfery, John Kidgell, and Daniel Turpyn, all of Dagnall, Thomas Deane of Ringshall, John Styles, James Arnold, and Philip Butterfeild, all of Iver, Thomas Hudson and James Bevyn, both of Little Brickhill, Joseph White of Bowe Brickhill, James Saunderton of Dunstable, co. Bedford, George Tredwell and Robert Friday, both of Hillesden, Thomas Bennett of Whittlebury, co. Northampton, John Talbot, Thomas Newman, and John Parker, all of Marsh Gibbon, John Jordan, Richard Harman, James Johnson, William Murrey, Adam Murrey, John Burridge, and Anthony Feilde, all of Great Marlowe, and Ralph Beeson and Richard Welsh, both of Monks Risborough.

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Fines and issues.

p. 25. Robert Hill senior of Chalfont St. Giles, William Hillyer of Fawley, Robert Stone of Soulbury, and John Holton of East Cleydon, fined £1 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

The forfeiture of William Walton’s recognizances [see p. 19], and the fines of those convicted on p. 23.

 

p. 26. [Blank]

Writs.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, John Tipper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawbey, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley, Borlase Warren of Medmenham, esquire, Edward Carleton of Leckhampstead, clerk, William Serjant of Brill, labourer, Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, Robert Cutlowe of Drayton Parslowe, labourer, George Turner of Brill, labourer, Elizabeth Lawrence, widow, and Margaret, wife of Richard Harris, both of Great Marlowe, Thomas Williamson and Robert Atterbury, both of Newport Pagnell, yeomen, Thomas Prentice, William Perkins, and William Ashfeild, all of Winslowe, labourers, and Samuel Partridge of Aylesbury, wheelwright.  (Sess. R. 16/2)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: John Eldridge of Medmenham, gentleman, Robert Bradley of Little Marlowe, labourer, Edward Chilberry of Taplow, husbandman, Isaac Carter of Amersham, labourer, Thomas Bray and William Honnor, both of Great Marlowe, labourers, John Gravett of Denham, apothecary, Thomas Hampton of Iver, yeoman, Humphrey Peters of Chesham, barber, Richard Young of Iver, labourer, Elizabeth, wife of John Swayne, bargeman, Elizabeth Swayne, Ann Swayne, and Sarah Swayne, spinsters, William Swayne and John Swayne, labourers, all of Wooburne, William Tregoe of Amersham Woodrow, labourer, Henry Burges and William Roberts junior, both of Dagnall, labourers, Mary Jenkins, spinster, and John Cooper, labourer, 

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both of Whitchurch, Francis Grant of Northall, labourer, Benedict Anstee of Newton Longville, labourer, Joseph Cobb of Beachampton, labourer, Charles Curle of Stewkley, labourer, John Tripp of Longewick in Princes Risborough, labourer, George Hayes, labourer, and Henry Watkyns, wheelwright, both of Wendover, Thomas Bromley of Monks Risborough, labourer, James Pryor, Robert Pryor, James Baall, William Chandler, and Thomas Aldridge, all of Aylesbury, labourers, John Fencott and William Bayly, both of Dinton, labourers, John Jones of Great Horwood, labourer, Robert Squire and George Knowles, both of Winslow, labourers, Thomas Catlyn of Ivingho, labourer, John Watkins of Hardwicke, labourer, James Hall of Gawcott, labourer, Thomas Harris of Padbury, labourer, Sarah Stubbs of Shaulston, spinster, Nicholas Adams of Water Stratford, labourer, Richard Dumbleton of Adderbury, co. Oxford, labourer, William French junior of Thorneborough, labourer, and William Smith of Newton Longville, labourer. (Sess. R. 16/3)

 

[From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

19th April, 1705 [4 Anne]

Sacrament certificates.

Sess. R. 16/6, 7

Produced by: Henry Andrews: certified by Robert Creed, minister, -  and Philip Freeman, churchwarden of Lathbury: witnessed by John Andrews, William Barker, and Henry Wright, all of the same.

Sess. R. 16/8

Hugh Horton: certified by Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and Joseph Smith, church- warden of Edlesborough: witnessed by John Seston and James Syms, both of the same.

 

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Sess. R, 16/10.

John Busby: certified by Thomas Busby, Docter of Laws, minister, and Thomas Thorpe, churchwarden, of Addington: witnessed by John Stone of Winslow, gentleman, and William Ellard of Addington, yeoman.

Sess. R. 16/9.

George Alford: certified by Thomas Cordell, minister, and John Gibbons, churchwarden, of Chepping Wycomb: witnessed by Thomas Hunter and John Rose, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 2)

Indictments.

Sess. R. 18/89.

Thomas Williamson, Robert Atterbury and Jeremiah Partridge.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. II, p. 446)

Sess. R. 16/12.

Robert Meade of Aylesbury, gentlaman, for assault on William Goldsworth, constable of Aylesbury.

Sess. R. 16/18.

The same Robert Meade and John Leaver, William Symonds, William Dawney, John Delafeild and Thomas Oviat, all of Aylesbury, for refusing to assist the constable to arrest William Lee, John Verey and John Kingham, all of the same.

 

Sess. R.16/14.

Robert James

Sess. R. 16/15.

Thomas Pargiter.

Sess. R. 16/17.

Jane Johnson.

Sess. R. 16/16.

William Phillipps.

Sess. R. 15/86, 89, 93.

William Asbfeild, William Perkins and Thomas Prentice.

Sess. R. 15/90.

The Rev. Edward Carleton.

Sess. R. 15/92.

The inhabitants of Middleton Keynes.

Sess. R. 15/91.

George Turner.

Sess. R. 15/88.

Elizabeth Laurence and Margaret Harris.

Sess. R. 15/87, 94.

Finch Hows, John Typper and John Mawby, with their respective wives, Thomas Crumpton, Dorothy Waters and Frances Carter.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 2-3)

 

[From vol. 3]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

12th July, 1705 [4 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 27. William Adeane, Samuel Bampton, William Brightman, William Cox, Paul Darvall, Joseph Glenister, William Hackwell, John Hill, John Hughes, Robert Ilmore, William Neighbour, Thomas Norbury, Robert Reynolds, Nicholas Rogers, Ferdinand Shrimpton, gentleman, Ralph Stevens, George Stone, and Thomas Whitehart.

Sacrament certificates.

The Rev. Christopher Newell, rector of Becconsfeild; certified by [Blank], minister, and William Newington and William Squier, churchwardens, of Becconsfeild, and wit- nessed by Stephen Woodbridge and Thomas Atwood, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 17/4-5)

The Rev. Robert Woodward of Astwood; certified by the Rev. Thomas Bankes, D.D., vicar, and Richard Perratt, churchwarden, of Newport Pagnell, and witnessed by John 

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Ball, watch-maker, and John Johnson, both of the same. (Sess. R. 17/6)

Francis Ligoe of Aylesbury, esquire; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, vicar, and John Heywood, church- warden, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by Arthur Crabb, gentleman, and Robert Wheeler junior, basket-maker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 17/7)

Francis Tyrringham of Neither Winchendon, esquire; certified by the Rev. Francis Frere, vicar, and Francis Dewbury, churchwarden, of Neither Winchendon, and wit- nessed by Thomas Walker of the same and Brightwell Hollyman of Cuddington.  (Sess. R. 17/8)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Convictions of swearers,

p. 28. Richard Sweby of Wendover and John Bishopp of Aylesbury, for one oath; William Spencer of Aylesbury, for two oaths; William Carter of Dynton, for twelve oaths (Sess. R. 17/9); Thomas Radford of Towersey, for thirteen oaths.

Indictments.

Francis Rawlins of Chalfont St. Peter, labourer, for assaulting Robert Munday. [Fined 3s. 4d.]

William Hayly [Healy] of Aylesbury, bricklayer, for assaulting Ann Kingham.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 17/10)

William Fish of Newport Pagnell, labourer, for assaulting John Johnson.

Thomas Hawkins, tallow-chandler, John Horwood, butcher, and John Rance, labourer, all of Aylesbury, for assaulting William Huddlestone.  [Hawkins and Horwood fined £1 each; Rance fined 3s. 4d.]

The same Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood, and John Rance, with John Mildmay of Wendover, labourer, for rioting and assaulting Sir Roger Hill, Knt., and Richard Hampden, esquire.  [Fined 3s. 4d. each; and see p. 36, and Sess. R. 17/12 on page 20]

William Lee junior, John Veery, and John Kingham, all of Aylesbury, for rioting and assaulting William Spencer, one of the chief constables.  [Acquitted]

Richard Rockingham of Stonny Stratford East Side, labourer, for a nuisance.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

 

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Francis Homan of Wescott in Waddesden, labourer, for building a cottage without assigning four acres of land.

Henry Worster of Aston Clinton, yeoman, for a pound breach.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Abraham Preist of Wingrave, labourer, for a pound breach.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

William Lee junior, carpenter, and Robert Todd, yeoman, both of Aylesbury, for illegally billeting soldiers, and for arresting and falsely imprisoning Richard Tuckwell and Ann, his wife, and William Clarke without authority. [Both indictments quashed]

Joseph Cossendon of Little Marlowe, labourer, for “ploweing upp Common Meerebaulkes or boundaryes.” [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 29. William Tompson of Newport Pagnell, labourer, for extorting money from several persons.

Elizabeth Webb of Great Marlowe, widow, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.

The constables of Aston Mullins, Bellendon, Shenley Brook End, Studley, and Waldridge, for not bringing in their presentments.

The three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.

Petty constables sworn.

Bledlowe      . .                      . .                      Ambrose Newell vice John Harris.

Bledlowe Ridge                   . .                      Daniel Stevens junior vice James Ewstace.

Pightleston  . .                      Roger Peirce and Charles Smith vice Edward Collyer and John Elliott.

Newton Longvile                . .                      Richard Tompkins vice William Hall.

 

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Burneham Town Thomas Woods and John Trott vice John Lacey and Thomas Terrey.

Neither Winchendon Sampson Newton vice Thomas Seare. 

Charnedon. .. .Michael Allen vice George Middleton.

Orders.

p. 30.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

John Coleshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £1 12s. each for maintaining their respective “County Children” for twelve weeks, and 10s. each for clothing for one quarter.

 

Alexander Olliffe was paid £2 4s. 6d. for twelve weeks’ maintenance of Elizabeth Thomson.

 

Mary Pratt senior, John Edmonds, Henry Edmonds, and Charles Howard, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £4. 12s. 2d., £3. 9s. 6d., £3. 11s. 2d., and £3. 8s.

 

p. 31. Richard Haddon and John Herbert, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £14. 11s., Samuel Evans, constable of Stonny Stratford West Side, £3. 10s., and Robert Edge, constable of Stonny Stratford East Side, £3. 16s. 6d., for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

Order for the return of all jury lists by the constables.

 

p. 32. William Gibbs, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

The indictment against Thomas Pargiter was stayed.

 

The recognizances of John Taylor of Shenley, gentle- man, and John Peircivall, his surety, were extended, as it appeared that Taylor was “actually att Sea in her Majesties Service, he being Captayne of a Mann of Warr called the Princess Anne.”

 

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The claim of the “vill” of Pollicott not to be included in the highway rate for the parish of Ashendon, but to retain their own surveyors and to continue to repair their own highways, was referred to the decision of the justices in the hundreds of Ashendon and Aylesbury.

 

p. 33. The appeal of Pollicott in Ashendon against a warrant removing John Adams junior, with his wife and three children, from Wooton Underwood was allowed.

 

Confirmation of a warrant removing Jane, widow of Randall Halwood, and Randall, her son, from Stonny Stratford East Side to Eyton in the hundred of North Wych, co. Chester.  [And see p. 13]

 

The indenture between John Butler of Aylesbury, mason, and John Shinney, his apprentice, was discharged, and Butler was ordered to return £2. 10s. to the overseers of Aylesbury, out of £4. 10s. advanced by them, and all Shinney’s clothes.  (Sess R. 17/10)

 

p. 34. The dispute between John Tyler and William Ewstace, his apprentice, and the appeal of the Dean of Windsor against the rates at Stoke Poges, were again referred to certain justices.

 

The presentment against Thomas Hawkins for recusancy was discharged, “he haveing now in Open Court taken the Oathes to the Government and made it appeare that he is a Constant Churchman and hearer of Divine Service and Sermons in his Parish Church.”  [See p. 3]

 

p. 35. The surveyors of Aylesbury were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

The appeal of Robert Cheyne of Aylesbury against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices in the hundreds of Aylesbury.

 

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p. 36. William Walton of Aylesbury, labourer, was com- mitted to gaol in default of sureties for his appearance at the next session.

 

The indictment against Thomas Hawkins and others for rioting and assaulting Sir Roger Hill, Knt., and Richard Hampden, esquire, was adjourned until the next session, “they applyeing and submitting themselves in the meane tyme . . . in order to gaine pardon for theire offence.” [See p. 28]

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 37. The convictions of Robert James and William Phillipps [see p. 3], and of Francis Rawlins, William Hayly, Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood, and John Rance [see p. 28].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Thomas Saunders, John Cockett, John Kingham, and John Veery [see p. 23], and John Taylor [see p. 24].

Recognizances entered into.

p. 38. Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, to appear at the next session.

John Adams of Thornborough, yeoman, with Matthew Adams of the same, yeoman, as surety, for bastardy with Elizabeth Arris, spinster.

John Crumpton of Bugbrooke, co. Northampton, labourer, with John Godfrey, labourer, and Ann Teagle, spinster, both of Dunshanger, co. Northampton, as sureties, for bastardy with Honor Newman, spinster.

Fines and issues.

Edward Wetherley of Chalfont St. Peter, Richard Lane of Hambledon, William Virgo of Horton, Zaccheus Wigg of Stewkley, and Richard Merrydale of Great Brickhill, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on juries.

Richard Harris of Great Brickhill, labourer, forfeited his recognizance on account of his non-appearance.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 37.

Recognizances discharged.

p. 39. John Butler, William Clarke, William Collyer, Alexander Duncombe, William Goldfinch, Thomas Hawkins, William Healey, John Horwood, senior and junior, John 

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Kingham, John Rance, John Stocker, Thomas Tatham, William Walcopp junior, Gabriel White, and William White, all of Aylesbury, Thomas Almond, Francis Clarke, Thomas East, Richard Hare, and John Wilson, all of Becconsfeild, John Taylor of Burneham, Francis Rawlins of Chalfont St. Peter, George Middleton of Charnedon, Richard Baker, John Cocks, and Thomas Somner, esquire, all of Cuddington, Thomas Bulmer, Stephen Purcell, and Henry Seare, all of Dagnall, John Godfrey of Dunshanger, co.  Northampton, Robert Hance and Simon Mayne junior, esquire, both of Dynton, Charles Blewett, Adam Murrey, William Murrey, Peter Rivers, and John Terrey, all of Great Marlowe, Richard Blackwell of Monks Risborough, Henry Clarke, Richard Jennings, and Henry Stanbridge, all of Stone, John Adams, Matthew Adams, and Richard Adams, all of Thornborough, Thomas Mercer of Twyford, Richard Hildersly and Thomas Roberts, both of Uxbridge, co.  Middlesex, John Crumpton of Wappenham, co.  Northampton, John Alderidge, Thomas Davy, Jonathan Humfrey, John Mildmay, and Nathaniel Poynter, all of Wendover, John Cooper, John Toppin, and Richard Toppin, all of Whitchurch, and Thomas Saunders of Wing.

 

p. 40. [Blank]

Informations.

By Mary, wife of Henry Stone, collar-maker, Humphrey Newton, innholder, and Dorothy Humphrey, widow, all of Aylesbury, and Thomas Stevens, butcher, and Richard Charge, sawyer, both of Wendover, who stated that, at Aylesbury on the 9th May, “being the day of Electing Burgesses,” they saw Mr. Hampden and Mr. Shute riding down the street on horseback, followed by Sir Roger Hill in a coach.  There was a large crowd in the street, and they saw Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood, John Rance, and John Mildmay throw stones and brickbats at the gentlemen, and threaten them with sticks, and incite the crowd by shouting, “Knock them on the Head; beat the Rogues’ Brains out.”  Mary Stone and Dorothy Humphrey were in Henry Stone’s house with Amy Bayley, and Thomas Stevens was in John Green’s house.  (Sess. R. 17/12)

 

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MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

12th July, 1705 [4 Anne]

Sess. R. 17/69, 70.

Convictions of swearers: John Bishop, Richard Sweby and William Spencer.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III,

p. 15)

Indictments.

Sess. R. 17/27.

Francis Rawlins.

Sess. R. 17/26.

William Hayley.

Sess. R. 17/29.

William Fish.

Sess. R. 17/30.

Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood and John Rance.

Sess. R. 17/18.

Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood, John Bance and John Mildmay.

Sess. R. 17/31

William Lee, John Veery and John Kingham.

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Sess. R. 17/28.

Richard Rockingham, for erecting a “wall of boards” in such a place as to obstruct the entrance of light through Matthew Makernesse’s window.

Sess. R. 17/34.

Francis Homan.

Sess. R. 17/17.

Henry Worster.

Sess. R. 17/21.

Abraham Preist.

Sess. R. 17/23- 25.

William Lee and Robert Todd, for making illegal arrests, and for illegally billeting soldiers on the following: Thomas Munday, Judith Taylor, Mary Pratt, Thomas Woodward, John Dodson, Thomas Kempster, Elizabeth Harwood, Daniel Sanders, William Bell, Thomas Thompson, William Dawney, Richard Green, Elizabeth North and Charles Haywood.

Sess. R. 17/22.

Joseph Cossendon. Finch Hews, John Typper and John Mawby, with their respective wives,

Sess. R. 16/11, 13.

Thomas Crompton, Frances Carter and Dorothy Waters. (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 15-16) Thomas Sumner, gentleman, and Richard Baker, yeoman, both of Cuddington.

Sess. R. 17/32 33.

Henry Clarke of Stone, and Robert Haunce of Dinton, for assault on Richard Kingham and John Boone.

Sess. R. 19/60.

William Murrey of Groat Harlow, for trading as a tailor, without apprenticeship.

Presentments.

Sess. R. 17/42.

William- Tompson.

Sess. R. 17/47.

Elizabeth Webb.

Sess. R. 17/36, 37,50.

The Constables of Aston Mullins, Bellenden, Shenley Brook End, Studley and Waldridge, John Typper and John Mawby, with their respective wives, Dorothy Waters, Frances

Sess. R. 17/36, 47.

Carter and Thomas Crumpton.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 16)

Petty constables sworn.

Sess. R. 17/61.

Bledlowe and Bledlowe Ridge: Not sworn: Joseph Ewstace junior and Thomas Chitts.

Sess. R. 17/64.

Pightleston.

Sess. R. 17/65.

Newton Longvile: Not sworn: Bennett Tompkins.

Sess. R. 17/66.

Burnham Town: Not sworn: William Rolles, John Cooke and Richard Stafford

Sess. R. 17/63.

Neither Winchenden.

Sess. R. 17/62.

Charnedon: Not sworn: Thomas Mercer.

 

(Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 16-17)

Recognizances entered into.

Sess. R. 17/82.

John Crawley of Wavendon, victualler, with Henry Bunyon of Broughton and Solomon Lowell of Aspley, Co. Bedford, labourers, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse.

Recognizances discharged

Sess. R. 17/71.

Francis Rawlins, with Thomas Roberts, brasier, and Richard Hildersly, apothecary, both of Uxbridge, Co. Middlesex, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Thomas Munday of Aylesbury, labourer, and to appear.

     

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Sess. R. 17/72, 73, 76, 78.

John Taylor, Thomas East, Thomas Almond and Francis Clark, to answer for assault on, William Dod, clerk, and his wife.

Sess. R. 17/74, 75, 77, 78, 80.

Richard Hare and John Wilson, to answer for assault on Elizabeth, wife of Elias Birt.

Sess. R. 17/81.

John Terry with Peter Rivers and Charles Blewett as sureties, to answer to Mary Browne and John Browne, both of Great Marlow.

Sess. R. 17/83.

William Walcopp and John Stocker, sureties for Ann, wife of the said William, to be of good behaviour towards Penelope, wife of Edward Finch of Aylesbury, labourer, and to appear.

Sess. R. 17/84, 88.

John Mildmer [Mildmay], with John Aldridge and Jonathan Turfrey [Humphrey] as sureties, to answer for assault on Susanna, wife of John Meade of Wendover, husbandman.  The same John Mildmer, with Nathaniel Pointer and Thomas Davye as sureties, to appear.

Sess. R. 17/89-91.

John Horwood junior with John Horwood senior and William White as sureties, to answer for assault on the servant of Richard Hampden, esquire, John Rance, with William Collyer and William Clarke as sureties: and Thomas Hawkins, with William Goldfinch and-William Clarke as sureties: both to answer for assault on the said Richard Hampden, esquire.

Sess. R. 17/92.

John Butler, with John Kingham and Gabriell White as sureties, to answer for beating John Stevens, his apprentice.

Sess. R. 17/85.

John Adams, with Matthew Adams and Richard Adams as sureties, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Aries.

Sess. R. 17/86.

Thomas Mercer and George Midleton, sureties for Grace, wife of the said Thomas, to keep the peace towards Dorothy, wife of John Ellis of Charnton, labourer, and to appear.

Sess. R. 17/87.

Richard Topping, with John Topping and John Cooper as sureties, to be of good behaviour, and to appear.

Sess. R. 17/93, 97.

William Healy, with Thomas Tatham and Alexander Duncomb as sureties, to answer for assault on Ann Kingham, and to appear.  The said Ann, to prosecute William Healy.

Sess. R. 17/94-95.

Richard Baker, with Thomas Sumner and John Cocks as sureties: Robert Hance with Simon Maine and Richard-Blackwell as sureties: and Henry Clarke, with Henry Stanbridge and-Richard Jennings as sureties: all to be of good behaviour, and to appear.

Sess. R. 17/98.

Thomas Sanders, to answer for assault on Martha Row, widow.

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Sess. R. 17/09. John Crumpton, With John Godfery as surety, to answer for bastardy with Honor Newman of Shenley, singlewoman.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 19-20)

 Sess. R. 18/90Order of the justices, for John Crumptonto contribute a weekly payment for the support of his . child.

Bridewell calendars.

Sess. R. Newport Pagnell: Ann Smith of Bow Brickhill, committed

17/67. 27 June, 1705. John Scot and Ann Scot, committed 2d June, 1705.

Sess. R. Chepping Wycombe: Richard Collis, committed 21 May

17/68.  1705, “being a Idle disorderly person and on that lieth out a Nights and Absenteth him self from his Master’s Service”.  Since discharged. Mary Wise, committed 6 June 1705, “for Beatting her Miesteris” Since discharged.

 

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MICHAELMAS SESSION,   1705

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT BUCKINGHAM,

4th October, 1705 [4 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 41. William Adkins of Chesham, Thomas Archer of Beirton, Thomas Barratt of Turweston, Richard Blackwell of Monks Risborough, William Blackwell of Great Kimble, George Blakes of Thornborough, Richard Bradbury of Great Horwood, Anthony Davyes of Brill, Timothy Harding of Amersham, Francis Hartwell of Langley Marish, Thomas King of Steeple Claydon, Thomas Markeham of Tingewick, Thomas Mead of Great Brickhill, Henry Newell of Saunderton, John Peele of Soulbury, Henry Puttnam of Bellingdon, Richard Putnam of Chesham, William Stevens of Green- borough, Edward Taylor of Borestall, Richard Titt of Ickford, and William Wells of Aston Clinton.

The following were not sworn: George Francklin of Haddenham, Bernard Hall of Whitchurch, John Henley of Winslowe, Thomas Howlett of Long Crendon, John Illing of Shenley, James Leach of Olney, Joseph Mayo of Gritmore in Grendon Underwood, Thomas Parker of Weston Under- wood, Ralph Stone of Radnage, and Richard Widmore of Botley.  (Sess. R. 17/15-16)

Jurors for the cases against John Kingham and John Veery.

Thomas Allen of Buckingham, John Bishopp of Dynton, Thomas Butcher of Turweston, Arthur Eggleton of Ashendon, William Grace of Cublington, Gervase Harris of Wadsden, Henry Pulley of Buckingham, Nathaniel Sawyer of Ashendon, Thomas Scott of Marsh Gibbon, Francis Smith of Buckingham, and William Tame of East Claydon.

The following were not sworn: Thomas Aldridge of Becconsfeild, Daniel Browne of Woburne, William Elliott of Great Marlow, Daniel Francklin of Haddenham, Henry Goodman of Woughton, James Haynes of Wyrardsbury, John How of Taplow, John Newman of Chalfont St. Peter, Thomas Neal of Quainton, Richard Putnam of Woughton, Thomas Raynor of Horton, Thomas Seare of Adstock, John Symons of Hulcott, Thomas Topping of Whitchurch, William 

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Walker of Hambleden, and John West of Horton.  (Sess. R. 19/56)

Sacrament certificates.

Richard Townsend; certified by the Rev. John Jones, rector, and Joseph Horton, churchwarden, of Beachampton, and witnessed by William Lawley of Chetwood and Henry Lawley of London, gentlemen. (Sess. R. 18/65-66)

Nicholas Merwin of Winslow, gentleman; certified by the Rev. John Croft, vicar, and Benjamin Saunders and William Townsend, churchwardens, of Winslow, and witnessed by John Stone, gentleman, and Thomas Spratley, yeoman, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 18/67)

Benjamin Hickman, alderman of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Richard Shrimpton, churchwarden, of Chepping Wiccombe, and wit- nessed by Thomas Stevens, gentleman, and John Rose, jack- maker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 18/68)

Richard Hampden of Great Hampden, esquire; certi- fied by the Rev. John Yate, rector, and Thomas Boore and Abel Tyler, churchwardens, of Great Hampden, and witnessed by Alexander Houlton of the same, labourer, and Joshua Young of Wendover, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 18/69)

Thomas Stevens, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe; certi- fied by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Richard Shrimpton, churchwarden, of Chepping Wiccombe, and wit- nessed by Thomas Wood, carpenter, and John Rose, jack- maker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 18/70)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Indictments.

p. 42. William Tompson of Newport Pagnell, labourer, for “compounding and extorting” 4s. 6d. and a Cheshire cheese from Thomas Swanwyck of Wrexham, co. Flint, carrier, 2s. 6d. from James Hanns of Loughborough, co. Leicester, carrier, 2s. 6d. from Thomas Edwards of Ashby de la Zouch, carrier, and 10s. from John Needham of Leicester, carrier, “upon Account that [they] had drawne Waggons with more Horses then was allowed by Lawe upon London Roade.” [Died; see p. 72]

Elizabeth Webb of Great Marlowe, widow, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.

 

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Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.

John Tipper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 43. John Wilcocks of Great Linford, victualler, for keep- ing a disorderly alehouse.  Presented by Thomas Cooke. (Sess. R. 18/7a)

William Lee of Aylesbury, carpenter, resident in “the Liberty and Mannor” of Sir John Packington, Bt., for executing a warrant upon Agnes Tuckwell for assaulting George Baldwyn, although he had not been elected a con- stable.  Presented by William Spencer.  (Sess. R. 18/7)

Thomas Olliffe, mealman, and Thomas Oviatts, linen- draper, both of Aylesbury, for putting dunghills in Walton Street.  Presented by William Spencer.  (Sess. R. 18/7)

The three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.  Presented by Thomas Jorden and Joseph Goodchild.  (Sess. R. 18/20 and 71)

Petty constables sworn.

Hanslopp      . .                      . .

John Perry vice Robert Scriven; Daniel Saxby not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/23)

Woughton                             . .

John Goodman vice Richard Putnam; John Gilpin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/24)

Penn                                        . .                         . .

Edward Spring vice William Pusie; Christopher Bevin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/25)

Wiccombe Forrens

John Jones vice John Deane; David Hunt not sworn. (Sess. R. 18/26)

Swanborne                           . .

Matthew Deverell and Edward Anstee vice William Tompkins and George Turneham; William Moorcraft not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/27)

Little Woolston                    . .

Robert Fossey vice John Bingham; Daniel Allison not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/28)

 

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Weston Turvile                    . .

James Greening and William Fleet vice Edmund Gurney and Thomas Dover; Richard Playstow and Richard Norcutt not sworn.  (Sess. R. 18/29)

Chalfont St. Giles.               . .

Town: William Smith vice William Grinsdale; William Kibble not sworn.  Parish: John Kibble vice John Shearman; Ralph  East not sworn.  Witnesses: Joseph Bartlett, Ezekiel Ewer, Roger Ewer, Thomas Ewer, Robert Hill, Francis Honnor, and Richard Lovett. (Sess. R. 18/30)

Orders.

p. 44. Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

Payments were made for the maintenance of the “County Children” similar to those ordered at the last session.  [See p. 30]

Alexander Olliffe was paid £2. 8s. for twelve weeks’ maintenance of Elizabeth Thomson.

p. 45. Mary Pratt senior, John Edmonds, Henry Edmonds, and Charles Howard, the County bakers, were paid their bills of £3. 0s. 8d. each.

p. 46. William Benson, gentleman, was paid £10 for six months’rent of his house as the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 18/34)

Richard Haddon, constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £2. 15s. for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

Thomas Hobkyns of Stonny Stratford, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 18/33)

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were authorized to raise 6d. rates for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

p. 48. The appeal of Pollicott in Ashendon against a war- rant removing William Adams junior, with his wife, and Margaret, Mary, and Edward, his children, from “Mr. Greenviles Liberty or Division in the parish of Wootton Underwood” was dismissed, except in respect of the eldest child.  Her case, as she was born in Wootton Underwood more than seven years before and was “neither nurse child, vagrant, or bastard,” was to be drawn up by Mr. Wells and Mr. Vaux, the counsel in the case, and submitted to the Queen's Bench.  (Sess. R. 18/38a-39)

 

p. 49. The indictment against Thomas Pargiter of Sherrington, gentleman, for not scouring a ditch in Sturburnes Close, was discharged upon his producing a justices' certi- ficate that it had been sufficiently cleansed.  [See p. 3]

 

The indictment against the inhabitants of Middleton Keynes, for not repairing a highway, was discharged upon their producing a justices' certificate that the work had been done.  [See p. 3]  (Sess R. 18/37)

 

p. 50. The appeal of “the Towne and Burrough” of Chepping Wiccombe against a warrant removing Samuel Ingby and Elizabeth, his wife, from “the Forrens and Parrish” of Chepping Wiccombe was dismissed.  In 1694, Francis Ingby, his father, had apprenticed him for seven years to Nicholas Larcum of the borough of Chepping Wiccombe, salesman and tailor.  (Sess. R. 18/46-48)

 

The appeal of Wootton Underwood against a warrant removing William Adams senior from Pollycott in Ashendon was dismissed.  (Sess. R. 18/38)

 

p. 51. Alice Squire, widow, who was “poore, aged, and impotent, wanting a Nurse to looke after her,” complained that, since she had removed to Banbury, co. Oxford, the overseers of Winslowe had not paid her weekly allowance, 

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ordered by the Court, to her, but to Mr. Harris of Brackley, co. Northampton, on her behalf, and that he had withheld it from her for a long time.  The matter was referred to the justices in the hundreds of Cottesloe and Buckingham. [And see p. 124]

 

p. 52. The application of Richard Mothers of Great Horwood for relief was referred to the justices in the hundreds of Cottesloe.

 

The petition of Richard Rogers of Great Missenden, carpenter, for a County pension was refused, as he had not produced a sufficient certificate of his service as a soldier in the company of Major Halsey in the regiment of the Earl of Mulgrave.  His petition was signed by the following inhabitants of Great Missenden: John Barrabbee, Daniel Dell, Sarah Fletewode, Joseph Jennings, Thomas Penn, vicar, William Ratcliff, Samuel Salter, and Thomas Todd senior.  (Sess. R. 18/49)

 

The order estreating the recognizances of William Walton and his sureties was cancelled.  [See p. 19]

 

The recognizance of Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, was extended on account of her indisposition.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 53. Samuel Partridge of Aylesbury, wheelwright, was fined 3s. 4d. for assaulting Susan Southrey, widow [see Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. II, page 445]; John Kingham and John Veery were acquitted [see p. 28].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Thomas Saunders and John Cockett [see p. 23], John Taylor [see p. 24], and John Crumpton [see p. 38].

Recognizances entered into.

William Lee junior of Aylesbury, carpenter, in two amounts of £40, and William Tompson of Newport Pagnell, labourer, in four amounts of £40  (Sess. R. 18/55), to appear at the next session.

John Horwood junior of Aylesbury, butcher, with John 

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Higgons junior, cordwainer, and William Collyer, victualler, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for assaulting William Ray of the same, waterman, “as he was comeing home from Quainton Horse Race.” (Sess. R. 18/50 and 53)

Richard Tuckwell of Aylesbury, cutler, and Agnes, his wife, with William Haynes, clock-maker, and Thomas Tatham, sadler, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for assaulting George Baldwin of the same, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 18/52 and 54).

Edward Bryant and John Bryant, both of Wolverton, labourers, for Elizabeth and Margaret, their sisters, to appear for assaulting Mary, wife of William Webb of the same, and for calling her a witch.  (Sess. R. 18/56)

John Bentley and George Hunt, labourers, Thomas Cubbidge and Paul Mayo, cordwainers, and Elizabeth Coles, all of Brill, to give evidence against Philip Scholey for making indecent gestures during a funeral sermon by the Rev. Gervase Widdows in the parish church of Brill, and rudely refusing to leave the church when requested to do so by Joan Cotton, Thomas Winslow, and Mr. Widdows.  (Sess. R. 18/32 and 57)

Nathaniel Brooks of Wingrave, victualler, with William Grace, yeoman, and Thomas Harris, joiner, both of Cublington, as sureties, to appear for assaulting Samuel Turner.  (Sess R. 18/58)

John Chesmour, John Green, Matthew Hartwell, William Heath, William Hews, and John Meredew, all of Langley Marish, husbandmen, with John Ball, gentleman, Francis Hartwell, William Kidgell, and John Reddington, husband- men, all of the same, and William Meredew of Datchett, husbandman, as sureties, to appear for “night walking.” (Sess. R. 18/59-64)

Fines and issues.

p. 54. Ralph Stone of Radnage, yeoman, fined £1. 10s. for non-attendance on a jury.

The fine of Samuel Partridge, convicted on p. 53.

Recognizances discharged.

William Collyer, William Haynes, John Higgons junior, John Horwood, John Kingham, William Lee junior, and Robert Meade, all of Aylesbury, William Grace and Thomas 

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Harris, both of Cublington, John Ball, John Chesmour, John Green, Francis Hartwell, Matthew Hartwell, William Heath, William Kidgell, John Meredew, William Meredew, and John Reddington, all of Langley Marish, William Tompson of Newport Pagnell, John Adams and Matthew Adams, both of Thorneborough, Nathaniel Brooks of Wingrave, and Edward Bryant and John Bryant, both of Woolverton.

Fire certificate.

pp. 55-56. The Court allowed a certificate, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Sir Nathan Wright, Knt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, asking him to recommend the granting of Letters Patent “to collect the Charitable benevolence of well disposed people” in aid of the following persons, who had suffered losses from “a sudden and lamentable fire” at North Marston on the 11th August: Thomas Alday, Thomas Anderson, William Anderson, John Bennell, John Blackett, [Blank] Burnaby, John Coker, Ralph Cooper, Robert Cutbert (Cutbeard), John Denchfeild, Martha Denchfeild, widow, Richard Denchfeild, Catherine Foster, widow, Christopher Foster, Henry Foster (2), James Foster, [Blank] Hind, widow, John Hitchcock, Benjamin Ingram, Martha Ingram, widow, James Lucas, John Lucas, Anthony Moores, Edward Oviatts, William Parnell, Frances Pitkyn, widow, William Price, the Rev.  Richard Purchase, Joseph Rickard (Riccutt), [Blank] Saunders, widow, [Blank] Shreeve, widow, William Smith, Richard Stanbridge, John Stevens, Henry Symonds, John Symonds, Thomas Tattham, Edward Virgin, the Rev. Edward Waddington, John Ward, Robert Ward, and Ann Whitmell, widow.  The petition was signed by sixteen of the above persons and by Richard Betham and Thomas Coventry.  The total damage was assessed at £3,456. 8s. 2d. by John Fuller and Thomas Statham, carpenters, and James Grace and Thomas Rickard, masons. (Sess. R. 18/44-45)

Burglarly certificate.

p. 57. Certificate by John Smith, esquire, Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in accordance with the act of 10 and 11 William III, c. 23, that as Robert Marsh of Hendon, co. Middlesex, had apprehended and brought to conviction Henry Morgan of Little Brickhill for stealing from him a bay 

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gelding, value £4, he should be “discharged of and from all and all manner of Parish and Ward Offices within the Parish of Hendon aforesaid.”

 

p. 58. [Blank]

Writs.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 12 persons named in Sess. R. 16/2 on page 13, and Richard Rockingham of Stonny Stratford, labourer, William Fish of Newport Pagnell, labourer, Francis Homan of Wescott, labourer, Henry Woster of Aston Clinton, yeoman, and William Tompson of Newport Pagnell, labourer.  (Sess. R. 17/2)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 26 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, and Joseph Cossendon of Little Marlow, labourer, Elizabeth Lawrence, widow, and Margaret, wife of Richard Harris, both of Great Marlow, Richard Rockingham of Stonny Stratford, labourer, Henry Woster of Aston Clinton, yeoman, Robert Todd of Aylesbury, yeoman, Abraham Preist of Wingrave, labourer, William Perkins and William Ashfeild, both of Winslow, labourers, Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslow, labourer, and Samuel Partridge, wheelwright, and William Lee, carpenter, both of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 17/3)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Ambrose Whiteing, committed as an idle and disorderly person.  (Sess. R. 18 /35)

Victuallers’ recognizances.

Richard Pepper of Iver, with John Styles of the same as surety.  (Sess. R. 18/36)

Examinations.

Ephraim Goodgain stated that he was apprenticed to John Meade of Studly, shoemaker; John Hewes that he was born in Stone; Richard Wood that he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in Blackthorne, co. Oxford.  They all stated that they had not acquired any legal settlement elsewhere. (Sess. R. 18/40-42)

 

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT BUCKINGHAM

4th October, 1705.  [4 Anne]

Indictments.

Sess. R. 18/74-77. William Tompson.

Sess. R. 18/73. Elizabeth Webb. 

Sess. R. 17/19, 20.  John Tipper, John Mawby and Finch Howes,  with their respective wives, Frances Carter, Dorothy Waters and Thomas Crompton. (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 22-23)

Sess. R. 18/86. Henry Trumper, constable of Bellenden, for  making no presentments.

Sess. R. 18/79-81.  Robert Reeve, Samuel Oweing and William Hedges, all of Buckingham, labourers, for practising the trade of a tanner without apprenticeship.

Sess. R. 18/82, 87.  John Greene, John Meredew, William Hews, John Chesmore, William Heath and Matthew Hartwell, all of Langley Marish,  labourers, for breaking into the warren of the Hon. Henry Pagett, esquire, in  the occupation of James Arnold, and into the warren of Sir Henry Seymour, bart.,  in the occupation of Roger Arnold, with intent to steal rabbits.

Sess. R. 18/88. The same, except John Greene, for riotous behaviour at Langley Marish, and assault on Thomas Neale.

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Sess. R. 18/78. William Rogers of Slapton, labourer, for taking a horse out of the possession of Richard Fowler of Norton, husbandman. Richard Fowler had found the horse, which belonged to James Turney of Slapton, yeoman, doing damage in the lands of William Meade in Tunlong Furlong in Horton, did Was going to impound it in Horton pound.

 

 

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QUARTER SESSIONS BOOK, VOLUME 7

 

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

17th January, 1705-06 [4 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 59. Richard Broughton of Cublington, John Chearsly junior and Thomas Chearsly, both of Agmondesham, Matthew Dagnall of Haddenham, William Farnborough of Bishopstone in Stone, John Fellowes of Westcott, Daniel Geary of Chesham, William Hassell of Steeple Cleydon, John Horton of Hartwell, William Lyford of Eaton, Thomas Monck of Beirton, John Perkins junior of Tinge wick, Robert Scott of Adstock, William Seare of Simpson, Richard Smalbones of Newport Pagnell, Edward Stanbridge junior of Edlesborough, William Thomson and Thomas Towersey, both of Long Crendon, and Michael Wells of Aston Clinton.

The following were not sworn: Robert Adams of Sherrington, Richard Brugis of Edlesborough, William Corbett of Adstock, John Davis of Newport Pagnell (“dead”), Humphrey Fellowes of Chenies, Abraham Gray of Chesham, Richard Greenwood of Haddenham, John Grove of Tingewick, Thomas King of Steeple Cleydon, John Simons of Weedon, Joseph Wells of Aston Clinton, Christopher West of Fingest, and James Woods of Weedon.  (Sess. R. 19/1)

Jurors for the cases against Mary Bethell and William Lee.

Henry Basse, Edward Bowler, Daniel Delafeild, William Drudge, Alexander Duncombe, Richard Edwards, Henry Golding, Thomas Ray, John Rose, Henry Stone, John Veerey, and William Webb.  (Sess. R. 17/13)

Sacrament certificates.

p. 60. The Rev. William Wootton, rector of Milton Keynes, and prebendary of South Grantham in the diocese of Salisbury; certified by the Rev. Adam Booker, rector, and John Kent, churchwarden, of Broughton, and witnessed by Francis Duncomb and John Atterbury, both of the same, esquires.  (Sess. R. 19/35)

The Rev. William Nuboult, vicar of Wingrave; certi- fied by the Rev. Edmund Nuboult, rector, and William Glenister, churchwarden, of Cheddington, and witnessed by 

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Thomas Hodson junior and George Hawes, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 19/36)

Edward Hervey of Chilton, esquire, sheriff; certified by the Rev. Alexander Croke, rector of Hartwell, and Henry Clarke senior, churchwarden of Chilton, and witnessed by Thomas Creswell of Chilton and Henry Warner of Thame, co. Oxford, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 19/41)

Thomas Busby of Addington, Doctor of Laws; certified by the Rev. John Crofts, vicar, and William Townesend, churchwardens, of Winslow, and witnessed by John Stone of Winslow and William Wallinger of Addington, gentlemen. (Sess. R. 19/42)

John Churchill of Steeple Cleydon, gentleman; certified by the Rev. William White, vicar, and Thomas Bent and John Shillingford, churchwardens, of Padbury, and wit- nessed by Joseph Churchill senior, gentleman, and William Hassell, yeoman, both of Steeple Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 19/45)

Henry Warner of Thame, co. Oxford, under-sheriff.

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

The houses of Francis Inkersole of Hulcott  (Sess. R. 19/37), John Keech and Nehemiah Keech, both of Chesham (Sess. R. 19/38), John Hill of Woodside in Amersham, and James Newton of Cheynes, were registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Enlistments.

p. 61. The following were enlisted in accordance with the act of 2 and 3 Anne, c. 19, “for rayseing recruits for the Land forces and Marines and for dispensing with part of the Act for the incouragement and increase of Shipping and Navigation dureing this present Warr”:

William King and Robert Benboe, both of Winslow, brought by Joseph Glenister, constable, Valentine Langley of Charnedon, brought by Michael Adams, constable, Richard Burgess of Great Horwood, brought by George Willyatt, constable, and Edward Hobcroft of Swanburne, labourer, brought by Edward Anstee, constable, were handed over to Lieutenant John Busby of the Regiment of Marines com- manded by the Honourable Brigadier Holt; William Francklin of Great Horwood, brought by George Willyatt, 

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constable, was handed over to Ensign John Churchill of the Regiment of Foot commanded by Sir Richard Temple. (Sess. R. 18 /4 and 43)

Richard Grove, “a middlesized man aged 30 yeares,” and Richard Kempster, “a thick, short, browne-haired man, aged 18 yeares,” both of Aylesbury, John Hopkins of Hardwycke, “a tall black man, aged 30 yeares,” Charles Price of Whitchurch, “a middlesized man aged about 35 yeares,” Richard Harris of Stonny Stratford, “a middlesized man aged 27 yeares,” John Wood of Princess Risborough, “a well-sized browne man aged about 20 yeares,” William Davy of Wendover, “a middlesized browne man aged 24 yeares,” and Charles Browne, a stranger taken at Wendover, and “a short well sett black man aged about 22 yeares,” were handed over to Captain John Ramsey of the Regiment of Foot commanded by George, Earl of Orkney.  (Sess. R. 19/50)

Statutory oaths.

p. 62. The following took the oaths required by the acts of 27 Elizabeth, c. 12, and 1 William and Mary, c. 8: Henry Warner, under-sheriff, and John Leach, William Batt, Isaac Beddall, William Parker, and John Johnson, bailiffs of the hundreds of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Chiltern, Cottesloe, and Newport, respectively.

Indictments.

p. 63. Thomas Kingham of Aston Clinton for cancelling a deed.

Finch Howse of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 23/39)

John Tupper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church. (Sess. R. 23/38)

Presentments of the constables.

Richard Defrane of Aylesbury for refusing to assist the constable.  (Sess. R. 19/12)

Thomas Pilgrim of Aston Clinton, blacksmith, for encroaching upon the highway.  (Sess. R. 19/19)

James Hall of Gawcott, labourer, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 19/44)

 

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The three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.  (Sess. R. 19/6, 11, and 54)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Monks Risborough

Richard Cuthbert vice John Herbert. (Sess. R. 19/16)

Sinckleborough                   . .

Richard Dale vice William Hartwell; John Bradbury not sworn.  (Sess. R. 19/17)

Broughton.                            . .

William Howe vice [John Moore]; John Kent not sworn. (Sess. R. 19/18)

Swanborne                           . .

Thomas Brickhill vice Matthew Deverell; William Moorecroft not sworn.  (Sess. R. 19/19)

Grendon Underwood                               . .

William Hyde vice Edward Cottsell; Thomas Radwell not sworn.  (Sess. R. 19/20)

Buckland       . .                     . .

Thomas Worster vice Henry Brandon; Thomas Stopp and John Bate not sworn.  (Sess. R. 19/21)

Denham        . .                     . .

Peter Moxley and Robert Monke vice Edward Hawkins and Peter Moxley. Witnesses: David Coggs, John Jemmett, Richard Smart, and Nathaniel Weedon. (Sess. R. 19/22)

Boveney       . .                     . .

John Webb vice William Cotton; Thomas Lee and William Oliver not sworn.  John Saunders as tithingman vice Richard Richardson.  Wit- nesses: Henry Ball, John Dawson, Henry Webb, and Ralph Weston. (Sess. R. 19/23)

Orders.

p. 64. Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £2. 10s. each for fifteen weeks’ maintenance of the two County Children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.

 

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Alexander Olliffe was paid £2. 12s. for fifteen weeks’ maintenance of Elizabeth Thomson.

 

p. 65. Mary Pratt senior, John Edmonds, Henry Edmonds, and Charles Howard, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £2. 13s. 4d., £2. 9s. 8d., £1. 17s. 4d., and £2. 9s. 10d. The last three bakers were discharged, and Mary Pratt junior, widow, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, “whoe were lately without Cause displaced,” were reappointed.

 

p. 66. Robert Edge, constable of Stonny Stratford East Side, was paid £4. 11s. 6d., and Richard Haddon, constable of Little Brickhill, £20. 19s. 6d., for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants.

 

p. 67. John Tattum of Bierton and Henry Freer of Weston Turville, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allow- ances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 19/39)

 

p. 68. The Court allowed a certificate, addressed to the Rt. Hon. William Cowper, esquire, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, asking him to recommend the granting of Letters Patent authorizing a charitable collection in aid of William Smith of Anchorwick in Wyrardsbury, who had suffered serious losses from a fire on the 26th November.  He had a wife and six small children and was “totally impoverished.” Francis Berry, Francis Browne, and Henry Saunders, carpenters, and Francis Limming and Matthew Peirce, bricklayers, estimated his losses at £554. 1s. 8d. His petition was signed by: Henry Bartholomew, John Bateman, James Bertie, Samuel Chandler, farmer, the Rev. Henry Cheynell, curate of Staines, co. Middlesex, Shadrach Child, the Rev. Thomas Eyre, vicar of Staines, the Rev. William Freind, curate of Wyrardsbury, Thomas Fryer, Edwin Griffin, Richard Grove, Leonard Hammond, Elisha Harrison, farmer, James Haynes, James Hickman, Thomas Horidge, Dutton Huberd, the Rev. Thomas Jenkinson, curate of Datchett and lecturer of Wyrardsbury, Henry Lyon, Edward Martin, Simon Monke, William Morsse, William Munden senior, 

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Edward Parr senior, Edward Parr junior, Francis Pearson, Thomas Pritty, farmer, Richard Reynell, Richard Robinson, John Rowles, churchwarden, John Saltmarsh, Samuel Stone, John Sugg, Ellis Trippick, Charles Warwick, M.D., and John Winch.  (Sess. R. 19/52-53)

 

p. 69. Owing to the sinking in the River Thames near Boveney of a barge called the Ship of Henley, belonging to Francis Phips, the duty already paid by certain maltsters of Henley-upon-Thames, co. Oxford, was remitted.  William Tyler lost 39 quarters, Joseph Deane 20 quarters, Richard Carter 19 quarters, John Foord 18 quarters, Robert Smith and Robert Hester 15 quarters each, and William Nicholls 8 quarters.  (Sess. R. 19/47)

 

The indictments against William Lee junior and Robert Todd [see p. 28], and against John Taylor of Oveing, labourer, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse [see Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, page 427], and a presentment against Thomas Adams, were quashed “for divers defects and insufficiencyes.”

 

p. 70. The appeal of Haddenham against a warrant removing Hester Stone, spinster, from Doreton was dismissed. (Sess. R. 19/49)

 

Thomas Williams of Aylesbury, who was “about three or foure yeares since displaced . . . without any just or reasonable Cause” from the post of apothecary to the gaol, was reinstated in the place of John Piddington of Aylesbury.

 

The appeal of Langley Marrish against a warrant removing John Langley, lately servant to John Buckland, with his family from Burneham was dismissed.  (Sess. R. 18/5-6)

 

p. 71. The indictments against the Rev. Edward Carleton and William Perkins were quashed.  [See p. 3]

 

John Benning, overseer of Wendover, was paid [blank] 

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for relieving and conveying Ann Simpkin, a vagrant, to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.

 

The bastard child of Parnell Bate, spinster, and William Seare was removed from Wingrave, where it had been “putt out to Nurse,” to Ivinghoe, where it was born.

 

Order that in future Elizabeth Thomson should be maintained by John Hoare of Aylesbury instead of by Alexander Olliffe, and that Hoare should be given the same allowance of 4s. a week, and also 5s. “to buy her 2 shifts.” (Sess. R. 19/40)

 

p. 72. Francis Woodcock, the County gaoler, was allowed 14s. for the burial expenses of William Tompson, who died in the gaol as a prisoner for debt.  The indictments against, and the recognizances of, Tompson were discharged.  [See p. 42]

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of Richard Rockingham, Henry Worster, Abraham Preist, and Joseph Cossendon [see p. 28], and of William Serjeant, constable of Brill, for not producing his accounts [see Bucks Sess. Rec., Vol. II, page 412].  The acquittals of William Lee junior [see p. 28], and of Mary Bethell of Waddesden, widow, for not repairing the highway at Westcott Gap [see Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. II, page 387].

Recognizances extended.

p. 73. The following, already given above: Thomas Saunders [see p. 23], John Taylor [see p. 24], and John Crumpton [see p. 38].

Richard Toms, alias Woodward, of Newport Pagnell, butcher, with Henry Cooper, apothecary, and Gilbert Johnson, grocer, both of the same, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Sapwell of the same.  (Sess. R. 19/31 and 48)

Recognizances entered into.

John Gaylor of Denham, yeoman, with James Gaylor, yeoman, and Robert Jakeman, husbandman, both of the same, as sureties, to answer for refusing to take back Mary Lovell into his service.  (Sess. R. 19/26)

William Littleboy of Iver, husbandman, with Andrew 

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Groom of the same, yeoman, and Aaron Sedgwick of Colebrook, butcher, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Adam Wells of lver, labourer.  (Sess. R. 19/27)

Edward Anstee of Swanborne, yeoman, to answer the overseers of Winslow for refusing to execute a warrant for arresting Edward Hobcroft for bastardy with Susan King. (Sess. R. 19/28)

Thomas Bell and John Davis, both of Bow Brickhill, yeomen, to appear at the next session.  (Sess. R. 19/29-30)

Edward Francklyn of Bledlowe, with Edward Sale, yeoman, and Thomas Pratt, blacksmith, both of the same, as sureties, to appear at the next session.  (Sess. R. 19/32)

William Serjeant of Brill, yeoman, with Thomas Winslow of the same, brick-maker, as surety, to appear at the next session.  (Sess. R. 19/33)

William Perkins senior of Chesham, yeoman, with William Perkins junior of Shipton, yeoman, as surety, to appear at the next session.  (Sess. R. 19/34)

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 72.

Recognizances discharged.

Edward Francklyn, Thomas Pratt, and Edward Sale, all of Bledlowe, Thomas Bell and John Davis, both of Bow Brickhill, Henry Cockett, John Cockett, and Robert Todd, all of Burneham, and Edward Anstee of Swanborne.

Recruiting.

p. 74. A letter was read from the Privy Council, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Scroope, Earl of Bridgewater, the custos rotulorum, in which they earnestly recommended “the vigorous execution of an Act made for raising Recruits for the Land forces and Marines, the same being a Service absolutely necessary for carrying on the Warre.”  The Court ordered all the officers of the County “to make diligent search [for] . . . all such able bodyed men as they shall find who have not any lawfull Calling or Imployment or visible meanes for their maintenance or livelyhood or vote in Electing members to serve in Parliament,” and to bring them before the justices “to be then and there Listed.”

Writs.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect 

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of the following: the first II persons named in Sess. R. 16/2 on page 13.  (Sess. R. 18/2)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 26 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, the first 10 persons named in Sess. R. 17/3 on page 29, and William Serjeant of Brill, labourer.  (Sess. R. 18/3)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wiccombe: Richard Ellis committed as an idle and disorderly person; Julian Winter, an apprentice, for running away from his master.  (Sess. R. 19/46)

Newport Pagnell: David Long, Mary Long, Thomas Chapman, esquire, William James of Clifton Reynes, Thomas Stanton and Robert West junior, both of Olney, Lawrence Earl of Newport Pagnell, Moses Bunyon, John Bunyon, and Robert Goodin, all of Moulsoe, Charles Marchant and William Mason, both of Stonny Stratford, had all been committed since the last session.  (Sess. R. 19/51)

Victuallers’ recognizances.

William Sclater of Colebrook, with Samuel Sedgwick, butcher, and William Dunt, collar-maker, both of the same, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 19/24)

Robert Lawrence of Colebrook, with Thomas Webb of Langley, labourer, and John Caldwell of Iver, victualler, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 19/25)

 

[From vol. 8]

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

17th January, 1705-6.  [4.Anne]

Indictments.

Sess. R. 19/57. Thomas Kingham of Aston Clinton, for cancelling a deed.  It was a deed of Assignment, in which Thomas Kingham was expressed as bound to Jane Feild, widow, in the sum of £30. Kingham snatched the deed from the hands of Silvester Dancer, who was reading it, and tore it up.

Sess. R. 18/72. Finch Howse, his Wife, and Thomas Crompton.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 32)

Sess. R. 18/83, Thomas Oliffe, mealman, and Thomas 84.Oviatts, draper, both of Aylesbury, for obstructing the highway in Aylesbury between Walton Street and the parish church.

Sess. R. 18/85. William Lee junior of Aylesbury. (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 23)

 

[From vol. 3]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

4th April, 1706 [5 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 75. Thomas Berry of Brill, Thomas Bunce of Padbury, Henry Chapman of Haddenham, Thomas Goodman of Edlesborough, Thomas Goodson of Halton, gentleman, Thomas Hale of Emerton, Thomas Hill of Chalfont St. Giles, Ephraim Holt of Ford, John Lane of Bletchley, Thomas Morris of Upton, Henry Newell of Saunderton, Thomas Newman of Long Crendon, Bartholomew Paxton of Barton Hartshorne, Thomas Short of Hogson, Thomas Stevens of North Marston, Richard Waddupp of Chitwood, Thomas 

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Wells of Drayton Parslow, John Welsh of Chesham, and Richard White of Bow Brickhill.

The following were not sworn: Samuel Bampton of Pollicott in Ashendon, Jonathan Butterfeild of Botley, William Gilpin of Stony Stratford, Thomas Holt of Grittmore in Grendon Underwood, John Mallett senior of Great Horwood, Robert Nash of Edlesborough, John Oxlade of Braddenham, Richard Parratt of Hanslopp, Richard Redding of Hardwick cum Weedon, John Smith of Emerton, Thomas Stevenson junior of Monks Risborough, and John Strainge of Turweston.  (Sess. R. 20/149 and 163)

Sacrament certificates.

p. 76. The Rev. Lawrence Kingford, rector of “the second portion of the Parish Church and Rectory of Waddesden”; certified by the Rev. [Blank] Harrison, minister, and Thomas Adams and John Green, churchwardens, of Waddesden, and witnessed by Peter Beck, butcher, and William Egleton, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 20/108-109)

Edward Bedder, butcher, and John Stevens, carpenter, bailiffs of the borough of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Richard Shrimpton, churchwarden, of Chepping Wiccombe, and witnessed by John Rose of the same, jack-maker.  (Sess. R. 20/111-112)

The Rev. Benjamin Gatton, vicar of Dynton; certified by the Rev. Robert Patrick, curate of Aston Sandford, and Robert Reynolds, churchwarden of Dynton, and witnessed by Ephraim Holt and Thomas Maple, both of Upton.  (Sess. R. 20/113)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

The houses of Mr. Robert Britton at Cranfeild Wall End and John Britton, both of Moulsoe, and John West of Colebrooke (Sess. R. 20/100), and the chambers over the bakehouse of Henry Hall of Newport Pagnell (Sess. R. 20/103), were registered.

Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Mills, alias Kendall, for swearing five oaths.

Enlistments.

p. 77. William Jones of Chepping Wycombe, aged 28, Christopher North of Great Marlow, aged 25, John Stoneaway 

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of Little Marlow, aged 20, and John Whorley of Avington, co. Gloucester, aged 24 (Sess. R. 20/98), Andrew Adams of Cuddington, aged 30, John Beck of Hampton Powell, co. Oxford, aged 23, John Burton of Chepping Wycombe, aged 34, David Harding of Eaton, aged 25, John Samms of Becconsfeild, labourer, aged 20, John Smith of Farnham, co. Surrey, aged 43, and Richard Wilmott of Lewknor, co. Oxford, aged 20 (Sess. R. 20/99), were handed over to Captains William Higgerson and John Ramsey of the Royal Regiment of Foot commanded by George, Earl of Orkney.

Indictments.

p. 78. William Panter, labourer, and Dorothy, his wife, Richard Hillyer, labourer, and Ann, wife of Joseph Parrett, all of Hanslopp, for rescuing William Panter junior of the same, butcher, from the custody of Thomas Arpin, Matthew Lane, and William Manning, bailiffs, after he had been arrested at the suit of Thomas Creake.  [Hillyer and Parrett fined 3s. 4d. each]  (Sess. R. 23/45)

William Stocker of Aylesbury, labourer, for assaulting Alice, his wife.  [Fined 10s.]  (Sess. R. 20/107 and 188)

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

John Belfeild, Job Blake, Charles Bury, William Davey, William Elymante, William Partridge, and Joseph Welsh, constables and officers of Chesham and Latimer, for neg- lecting to execute warrants.  (Sess. R. 20/172)

Thomas Pilgrim of Aston Clinton, blacksmith, for en- croaching on the highway by building.  (Sess. R. 23/35)

James Hall of Gawcott, labourer, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 23/37)

Presentments of the constables.

Daniel Benning of lver for refusing to assist the con- stable in searching for vagrants.  (Sess. R. 20/148)

 

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Susan Gill of Eaton near Windsor, spinster, for “ln- tontinency, haveing a Bastard Child.”  (Sess. R. 20/150)

Edward Bailey of Fingest for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 20/151)

The three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were pre- sented for the same offences.  (Sess. R. 20/158 and 171)

Treasurers sworn,

p. 79. For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea

Daniel Harding of Agmondesham and Thomas Keen of Wingrave, gentle- men, vice John Lee senior and John Eayres; Matthew Nichols of Hedgerly Dean, John Tockfeild of Chesham, John Grace junior of Rowsham, and Henry Kidgell of Soulbury, gentle- men, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/57-58)

For the maimed soldiers

Thomas Jackson of Stoke Mandevile and Robert Grange of Little Hor- wood, gentlemen, vice William Hakewill and Roger Adams; Edward Martin of Buckland, Joseph Smith of Edlesborough, Thomas Hogg of Adstock, and Hugh Smith of Little Woolstone, gentlemen, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/54 and 56)

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon    . .                      . .

William Leadbury of Brill and Thomas Adams of Waddesden vice William Gomm and William Ward; Anthony Davis of Brill, Robert Burt of Long Crendon, John Bunce of Grand- borough, and John White of East Cleydon, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/59-60)

Aylesbury     . .                      . .

Joseph Ewstace of Bledlowe and John Webb of Bedgrove vice Thomas Jorden and Joseph Goodchild; William Baker of Weston Turvile

 

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and William Collett of the Hale were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/69)

Buckingham                         . .

John Townesend of Marsh Gibbon and John Corbett of Adstock vice John Russe and Richard Ashwell; Joseph Box of Marsh Gibbon, William Rawlings of [Blank], Thomas Hogg of Adstock, and George King of Beachampton, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/73-74)

Cottesloe      . .                         . .

Robert Hobbs of Nash and Richard Wade of Marsworth vice Edward Playsted and Robert Griffyn; Joseph Cocks of Little Horwood, William Giles of Winslow, John Theed of Mentmore, and Henry Tilcock of Slapton, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/55 and 66)

Newport       . .                         . .

Thomas Rawlins of Hanslopp and Edward Penn of Stoney Stratford vice Thomas Hooton and William Shepheard; William Everidge and William Joanes, both of Simpson, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/68)

Burnham       . .                         . .

William Golding of East Burneham and Adiel Hawes of Chesham vice Richard Seddon and John Belfeild; John Clarke of Boveney, Robert Pedder of Cippenham, William Sharpe of Tap- low, William West, and Robert Wright, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/71-72)

Desborough                                                 . .

William Turner of Chepping Wiccombe Forrens and John Comins of Medmen- ham vice Thomas Spencer and James Harman; Paul Munday of Chepping Wiccombe Forrens, William Sanders of West Wiccombe, Richard Fisher

 

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of Hambledon, and Richard Medwin of Little Marlow, were nominated but not sworn. (Sees. R. 20/63-64)

 

Stoke                                       . .                         . .

John Guy of Colebrooke and Jonathan Lander of Upton vice John Binfeild and Joseph Wyckham; John Gaylor of Denham, Longvile Mosedell of Fulmer, John Webb and William Webb, both of Stoke Poges, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/61-62)

     

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 80-81. Abbots Aston

Robert Bawdricke and John Bavyn vice Thomas Hedges and Edward Illing.  (Sess. R. 20/1)

Cublington                             . .

Edward Hawkins and Robert King vice William Grace and Samuel Goodman. (Sess.  R.  20/2)

Radnidge      . .                      . .

Henry Newell vice Daniel Chapman; Thomas Chowne and Philip Givence not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/3)

Mentmore   . .                      . .

John Collins vice John Preswell; Joseph Cutler not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/4)

Ledborne      . .                      . .

Thomas Casement vice John Walker; Richard Knight not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/4)

Monks Risborough

Edward Stevens and John Levins vice Richard Topping and Richard Hanwell, deceased; John Williams and Samuel Williams not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/5)

Becconsfeild                                                 . .

Richard Hare and Richard Sympson vice Benjamin Costard and William Lane; William Harding and Robert Hayly not sworn.  John Stane and Edward Woodhouse as tithingmen vice William Nash and Edward Wingrave; Thomas Floyd junior and Thomas Tredway not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/6)

 

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Ibstone                                   . .                         . .

Richard Wattson vice John Wright; Thomas Cooke not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/176)

Wooburne                             . .

Daniel Pontifex and John Stockdale vice Thomas Everett and George Tredway, and Thomas Honnor and Joseph Dell as tithingmen vice Christopher Allen and Christopher Phipp. (Sess. R. 20/7)

Cheynes        . .                      . .

Thomas Mayho vice Benjamin Stapp; James Dell not sworn.  (Sess. R.  20/8b)

Chesham Boys                     . .

Thomas Larkyn vice James Parratt; John How not sworn.  (Sess. R.  20/8a)

Dorney                                    . .                         . .

Richard Grove vice William Turner; Thomas Costen and Thomas Goodchild not sworn. Witnesses: John Arding senior, John Dollin, John Sedding, and Eusebius Windsor.  (Sess. R. 20/8)

Cippenham                           . .

Robert Pidther vice Edmund Mason; Robert Thomas not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/9)

Taplowe        . .                      . .

John Howe vice Edward Burneham; William Flatt and William Parker not sworn. Witnesses: the Rev. Nathan Wright, rector, and William Sharpe, churchwarden.  (Sess. R. 20/10)

East Burneham                    . .

John Spencer vice Nathan Dearne; Gilbert Devonshire not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/11)

Little Marlow                                                . .

John Tripp vice [Robert Bradly]; Borlase Barker not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/12)

Hambledon                           . .

Hugh Wiggons and Thomas Tyler vice William Denham and John Davis. (Sess. R. 20/13)

Fingest                                    . .                         . .

James Battyn vice John Deane; Richard Morris not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/14)

 

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Medmenham                                               . .

Thomas Horton vice Robert Winter;John Lonner not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/15)

Braddenham                                                . .

Edward Luggeridge vice Edward Lamborne; William Wingrave not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/16)

West Wiccombe                  . .

William Swayne vice William Noble; Christopher Frinton not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/17)

Hugendon                             . .

John Mountagne vice John Lane; Daniel Gray and James Rance not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/18)

Chepping Wiccombe Forrens

John Fryer vice George Shrimpton; Joseph Singleton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/19)

Turvile                                     . .                         . .

Ralph Rolls vice William Pitcher; Thomas Whiting not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/20)

Eaton near Windsor

William Kymberly and George Strugnall vice William Rigsby and Thomas Woodward; Richard Atkins not sworn.  Richard Capell and John Peirce as tithingmen vice John Hevall and Daniel White; Lazarus Davis, Joseph Piper, and Jethro Peirce not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/20a, 21, and 22)

Upton cum Chalvey 

John Hunt vice David Perryman, and John Youse as tithingman vice William Martyn. (Sess. R. 20/23)

Horton                                    . .                         . .

William Maslin vice Thomas Ashton, and Richard Tinsley as tithingman vice Richard Lewyn.  Witnesses: John Burcombe, Francis Haynes, Walter Helperby, Robert Shackley, and William Virgoe, churchwarden. (Sess. R. 20/24)

Waddesden                          . .

Henry Guillman and Edward Dorrell vice Thomas Ryce and Nathaniel Piddington; John Croker and Thomas Williams not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/25)

 

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Aston Sandford                   . .

Richard Burnett vice Samuel Arnott. (Sess. R. 20/26)

Cuddington                           . .

James Piddington vice John Cox senior; Edward Lamborne and Thomas Lowe not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/27)

Studley          . .                      . .

Robert Saunders vice Peter Newton; William Blake and Robert Bowel not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/28)

Lower Winchendon

Thomas Walker vice Simpson Newton; Francis Dewberry and George Drewry not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/28a)

East Cleydon and Bottle Cleydon         . .

John Smith vice William Higgs; John Edley and Stephen Smith not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/29)

Grendon Underwood

Thomas Deane vice Nicholas Holton; Geoffrey Smith and John Stevens not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/30)

Wornehall                              . .

Thomas Tipping junior vice William Tipping; John Tipping junior and John Stevens junior not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/31)

Brill                                           . .                         . .

John Hatchman vice [John Wedge]; John Hughes and William Rose not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/32)

Great Woolston                  . .

Thomas Norris vice Richard Dudley. (Sess. R. 20/33)

Clifton Reynes                     . .

George Parrish vice William Lyne. (Sess. R. 20/33)

Chicherly                                . .

Robert Webb vice William Abbott. (Sess. R. 20/33)

Haversham                            . .

John Browton vice John Wasey.  (Sess. R. 20/33)

Little Brickhill                                                . .

Richard Haddon and John Herbert were continued.  Witnesses: Trew Blew, Thomas Fensom, Richard Hall, Richard Martin, Richard Mills senior, Thomas Peele, and Richard Winch, churchwarden.  (Sess. R. 20/34)

Stoke Hamond                                             . .

Richard Fountaine and John Fountaine vice Thomas Burnedale and Richard Ruttley. (Sess. R. 20/35)

 

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Wavendon.  . .                      . .

Francis Allen vice William Hooton. (Sess. R. 20/35)

Stony Stratford East Side

Thomas Penn vice Robert Edge. Wit- nesses: John Butcher, Christopher Carter, Roger Chapman, John Dennis, Thomas Dover, Daniel Driscoll, Matthew Eyre, Anthony Forfitt, Michael Garment, Thomas Key, Thomas Marsh, John Mathews, John Paratt, Thomas Peirce, Christopher Potter, Henry Potter, Richard Rockingham, the Rev. Leonard Sidgwick, William Soddy, William Watts, John Woollhead, and Thomas Woollman.  (Sess. R. 20/36)

North Crawley                                             . .

Thomas Hall junior and Thomas Kellowe vice William Aslin and William Smallbones.  (Sess. R. 20/37)

Bowe Brickhill                       . .

Robert Brincklow vice Edward Cooke. (Sess. R. 20/38)

Middleton Keynes 

John Holloway vice Thomas Kent. (Sess. R. 20/39)

Stony Stratford West Side

William Daniell vice Samuel Evans. Witnesses: John Adkins, William Adkins, Francis Clarke, Richard Charidge, Thomas Godfrey, William Hartley, John Hobbs, Edward Jenkinson, Matthew Miller, Richard Perrott, Edward Snoxell, and Leonard Thomson.  (Sess. R. 20/40)

Ellesborough                                                . .

Richard Wade and Richard Green vice [Richard Bryant and John Wild]. (Sess. R. 20/41)

Little Missenden                 . .

Tobias Bowler vice John Stallion; John Crawley and John Pease not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/42)

Great Kimble                                                . .

Jeremiah Wiggersly and Thomas Humfry vice John Tapping and Robert Brewer. (Sess. R. 20/43)

 

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Stone cum Bishopstone

Henry Stanbridge vice Richard Jennings; Henry Clarke not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/44)

Bransfee       . .                         . .

John Anthony vice John Rayner; Henry Darvill and Jonathan Widmore not sworn. Edward Wynch as tith- ingman vice Richard Deane; John Hawse not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/45)

Little Hampden                         . .

John Dench vice William Wright; Thomas Haws not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/46)

Beirton                                   . .                         . .

Benedict Thorne vice Francis Smith; Richard Symons and Thomas Thorne not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/47)

Dunton          . .                         . .

William Thorp vice Edward Duncombe. (Sess. R. 20/48)

Drayton Parslow                         . .

Samuel Fenner and William Bates vice Andrew Durden and Philip Bates. (Sess. R. 20/49)

Stewkley       . .                         . .

John Coles vice William Edmunds. (Sess. R. 20/50)

Northall         . .                         . .

Henry Parsons vice Henry Quarry; Philip Stanbridge not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/51)

Slapton          . .                         . .

Thomas Chappell vice Joseph Ames; Richard Bland not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/52)

Edlesborough                                                 . .

Anthony Cocke vice Edward Burton; John Emerson and John Ginger not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/53)

Orders.

p. 82. Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and John Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £1. 7s. 6d., £1. 18s. 2d., £2. 12. 2d., and £1. 6s. 10d. They were paid at the rate of 2d. for a loaf, varying in weight between 2lbs. 7ozs. and 2lbs. 9ozs., and supplied the prisoners with two loaves each a week.  They had

 

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supplied the following during the last quarter: Solomon Dennis, Mary Gardner, and David Long, felons; Francis Brill, Gregory Darby, Ann Fowlkes, Henry Freer, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, Thomas Hopkins, John Liveings, and John Tatham, debtors.  (Sess. R. 20/115- 117 and 126-136)

 

p. 83. John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £1. 9s. 4d. for eleven weeks’ maintenance of the two “County Children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 20/121)

 

John Hoare was paid £2. 8s. for twelve weeks’ main- tenance of Elizabeth Thompson.  (Sess. R. 20/120)

 

p. 84. Richard Haddon, constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £13. 6s. 6d. for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants.  Amongst others, he had conveyed the following vagrants to Passenham, co. Northampton, on horseback: Elizabeth Banting and her child, Michael Barnes, James Biggs, Elizabeth Buttler and her three children, Richard Coles, Mary Gibson and her child, John Hall and his wife, Mary Haugh, Elizabeth Horobin and her child, John Hutchen, Thomas Leese and his wife, Thomas Macdarne, Susan Mannering and her child, Winifred Moors and her child, Elizabeth Norris and her daughter, Margaret Pickering, Lawrence Reason, Mary Spencer, Mary Tapper, Thomas Worley, and Mary Worral and her child, and Thomas Freeman, a disabled soldier.  (Sess. R. 20/73 and 77)

Samuel Evans, constable of Stoney Stratford West Side, was similarly paid £5. 14s. 6d. Amongst others, he had conveyed the following vagrants to Wooburne, co. Bedford: Mary Allreed, George Briggs, Francis Browne, William Hewitt, Mary Leviston, Catherine Walker and her two daughters, and Elizabeth Woods.  (Sess. R. 20/87,142, and 143)

Robert Edge, constable of Stoney Stratford East Side, was similarly paid £6. 12s.  (Sess. R. 20/85, 146, and 147)

 

p. 85. William Benson was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house as the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 20/122-123)

 

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John Piddington was paid £10. 5s. 11d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  [The bill is given in full in Sess. R. 20/139]

 

John Lee of Becconsfeild, one of the treasurers, was paid £5 for passing vagrants.  (Sess. R. 20/44-45)

 

p. 86. Mr. Noah Pitcher, “a skillfull Chyrugeon,” was paid £3 for attending, and Henry Munday, the bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, £1. 19s. for maintaining, Gerrard Wilding, a vagrant “taken up for her Majesties Service” and lodged in the bridewell for safe custody, who, in order “to disable himselfe from that Service,” had “in a Malicious and barbarous manner . . . cutt and divided the Greate Tendon of his Legg.”  (Sess. R. 20/24-25 and 137-138)

 

William Mountague, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.

 

p. 87. Owing to the sinking, in the River Thames near Harleford House in Great Marlowe, of a barge called the Little Dove, belonging to Nicholas Cully of Oxford, the duty already paid by certain maltsters was ordered to be remitted. Joan Weston, widow, lost 64 quarters, Timothy Bourne 33 quarters, Thomas Burrowes 20 quarters, and Thomas Blake 18 quarters; all these were of Oxford.  Thomas Fumaigne of Woodstock, co. Oxford, lost 25 quarters and Benjamin Martyn of Ratford, co. Oxford, lost 15 quarters.

 

The Court resolved to meet as soon as possible in order to carry out the directions contained in an order of the Privy Council, a Royal Proclamation, and an Act of Par- liament, “for the encouragement and increase of Seamen and speedier and better manning her Majesties Fleet,” which the Earl of Bridgewater, the custos rottulorum, had received and laid before them.

 

The complaint of Christopher Geary, gentleman, against Charles Phillipps and William Twitchell, overseers of Chesham, was referred to the justices in the hundred of Burneham.

 

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p. 88. The appeal of Edmunton, co. Middlesex, against a warrant removing Edmund Coles from Mursley was dismissed.

 

John Webb appealed against having been chosen as a chief constable, on the ground that he had previously served as a treasurer and should, therefore, be exempt.  The Court, in dismissing his appeal, stated that previous service as a chief constable, but not service as a treasurer, could give exemption.

 

The Court passed the accounts of the trustees of the Poor Folks’ Pasture in Brill and Borstall.

 

p. 89. The appeal of Wyrardsbury against a warrant re- moving John Rance and his wife from Datchett was allowed. Rachel Allen gave evidence.  (Sess. R. 20/106)

 

The Court declared that they wished to receive proposals from any persons who were willing to undertake to pass vagrants through the County.

 

The fine imposed upon William Gilpyn for absence from the grand jury was remitted.

 

pp. 90-91. Usual orders giving the rates of servants wages, for carriage of goods, and for billeting soldiers, and fixing the price of salt, similar to those referred to above on pp. 21-22.

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 92  The conviction of William Stocker [see p. 78].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: Thomas Saunders [see p. 23], John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crumpton [see p. 38], and Richard Toms [see p. 73].

Recognizances entered into.

p. 93. John Keepe of Cold Brafeild, yeoman, for himself and his son, John, to appear and answer charges brought by George Carew of Olney, grocer.  (Sess. R. 20/167)

John Cox of Cuddington, yeoman, with Joseph Rose of the same and Thomas Plater of Upper Winchendon, labourers, 

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as sureties, to appear for letting a prisoner escape.  (Sess. R. 20/165)

William Pond of East Burneham, woodman, with Francis Pond and Henry Wade, both of the same, woodmen, as sureties, to appear for assaulting Thomas, son of William Goldwin of the same.  (Sess. R. 20/166)

William Butcher of Adstock, farmer, to appear for threatening to murder Thomas Watts and [Blank] Hill, widow, both of Adstock.  (Sess. R. 20/164)

William Jackman of Denham, labourer, with Thomas Adams of the same and Thomas Jackman of Hitcham, labourers, as sureties, to appear for attempting to rape Mary Hawkins of Uxbridge, co. Middlesex, spinster.  (Sess. R. 20/168)

Fines and issues.

John Smith of Emerton fined £1. 10s. for non-appearance on a jury.

The fine of William Stocker [see p. 78].

Recognizances discharged.

William Butcher of Adstock, Francis Pond, William Pond, and Henry Wade, all of East Burneham, Thomas Adams and William Jakeman, both of Denham, and Thomas Jakeman of Hitcham.

 

p. 94. [Blank]

Writs.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 10 persons named in Sess. R. 16/2 on page 13, and Thomas Kingham, miller, and Thomas Pilgrim, both of Aston Clinton, James Hall of Gawcott, labourer, Richard Defrane, Thomas Hawkins, and John Rance, labourers, and John Horwood butcher, all of Ayles- bury, and John Mildmay of Wendover, labourer.  (Sess. R. 20/160)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 25 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, and William Harding of Woburn, labourer, Elizabeth Lawrence, widow, and Margaret, wife of Richard Harris, both of Great Marlow, and William Ashfield of Winslow, labourer.  (Sess. R. 20/161)

 

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Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: John Borron, Moses Borron, John Coats, John Fuller, Griffin Goodman, William Nicholas, Elizabeth Smith, a gipsy, Robert Taplow, and Robert West, had been committed since the last session.  (Sess. R. 20/110)

Newport Pagnell: Israel Allin, David Bateson, George Browne, Robert Browne, John Curtis of Hanslopp, William David, Thomas Edwards of Clifton, Edward Eekins, William Evans, Peter Harris, Thomas Higbey, Henry Hogard, William James, Lewis Joanes, William Layghton, John Lee, William Mallings, Charles Marchant, Thomas Maycock, Charles Noabell of Hanslopp, Michael Richardson, Thomas Robinson, Richard Sanders senior, Richard Sanders junior, George Stoackes, Thomas Storey, and Thomas Whiting, had been committed since the last session.  (Sess. R. 20/169)

Examinations.

Susan Collings of Newton Longueville, spinster, stated that James Clarke of Gossums End in Norcherd [North- church], co. Hertford, had three times "plaid the Part of a married man to and with her," and that she was with child by him.  (Sess. R. 20/171)

Hester Fawkener (Falkner) of Quainton, spinster, stated first that she was with child by Thomas Hawkins, late of Quainton and now of Wendover, but later that John, son of Thomas Beckett of Quainton, was the father of the child. (Sess. R. 20/188a-189)

 [From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

4th April, 1706. [5 Anne]

Indictments.

Sess. R. 19/58. John Typper and John Mawby, with their respective wives, Frances Carter and Dorothy Waters.

Sess. R. 19/61. Thomas Burton of Newton Longvile, labourer, for armed assault on Geoffrey Hart.

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Sess. R. 19/59. Joseph Stopps of Buckland, labourer, for seizing his sheep from Henry Montague, heyward, who had found them straying in Longcroft in the common field of Aston Clynton, and was going to impound them.

 

[From vol. 3]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

18th July, 1706 [5 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 95. John Bishopp [of Aylesbury], Edward Carter of Mursley cum Salden, Robert Carter of Swanburne, John Chase of Chesham, Daniel Elliott of Tingewick, George Francklyn [of Haddenham], gentleman, John Henley of Olney, Thomas How of Bletchley, Henry Markham of Tingewick, Henry Mitchell of Drayton Parslow, William North of Towersey, John Perkins of Westcott, Richard Read of Ipstone in Turvile, John Redding [of Hardwick cum 

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Weedon], William Stevens of Mursley cum Salden, Richard Widmore of Botley, and George Willett junior of Great Horwood.

The following were not sworn: John Adams junior of Thorneborough, Thomas Barrett of Turweston, Joseph Barton of Marsworth, William Cock of Pightlestone, John Cooper junior of Great Horwood, John Cox of Steeple Cleydon, Robert Dancer of North Marston, John Deverell of Steeple Cleydon, John Emerton of Bletchley, Thomas Hill of Granborough, Edward Hooton of Newport Pagnell, Richard Puttnam of Chesham, John Tripp of Olney, and Thomas Winter of Long Crendon.  (Sess. R. 21/90—top of document perished)

Sacrament certificates.

p. 96. Hugh Horton of Ellesborough, esquire, the receiver- general of the County; certified by the Rev.  Cartwright Willmer, rector, and Edmund Gyles, churchwarden, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by John Sefton and James Syms, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 21/74)

Joseph Bell of Aylesbury, notary public; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, vicar, and Thomas Ray and John Wigson, churchwardens, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by William Bell, yeoman, and Robert Wheeler junior, basket- maker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 21/75)

Fleetwood Dormer of Chepping Wiccombe, esquire; certified by the Rev.  Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Henry White, churchwarden, of Chepping Wiccombe, and witnessed by Charles Charleton, gentleman, John Rose, jack-maker, and Samuel Tripp, gentleman, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 21/87)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

The houses of John Pownell of Chepping Wiccombe (Sess. R. 20/89), Moses Arkell of the same, in Crendon Lane (Sess. R. 20/90), John Veary of the same, Richard Worrell of Cublington, Henry Pratt of Dagnall in Edlesborough, certified by Nicholas Humphry and Benjamin Munn (Sess. R. 20/91), and John Gould of Hudnall in Edlesborough, certified by William Abery, Edmund Clark, John James, and John Rose (Sess. R. 20/92), were registered.

 

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Convictions of swearers.

John Keene of Cublington, gardener, for one oath (Sess. R. 21/88), and Richard Benbow of Winslow for five oaths (Sess. R. 21/89).

Enlistments.

p. 97. Israel Allen, David Battison, Robert Browne, William Davy, Edward Ekins, Thomas Higbey, John Lee, William Mallins, Thomas Maycocke, Michael Richardson, George Stokes, and Thomas Whiteing, were handed over to Captain Richard Jennings of the Regiment of Foot com- manded by the Hon.  Colonel Somes (Sess. R. 20/94-95). John Adams and Thomas Adams, vagrants, Matthew Devonshire, William Stocker, taken from the gaol at Aylesbury, Thomas Vaughn, a Dutchman, James Walker, tailor, a Dutchman, and Thomas Ward, were handed over to Lieutenant John Busby of the Regiment of Marines commanded by the Hon.  Brigadier Holt (Sess. R. 20/93 and 96).  Josiah Churchill, a vagrant aged 24, was handed over to Ensign Harry Kennersley of the Company of Captain Henry Mordant in the Regiment commanded by the Hon. Brigadier Harry Mordant; Richard Gooding, “a traveller” aged 23, William Mason of Bromyard, co. Hereford, seaman, Thomas Savage of Lurgarshall, aged 28, and Thomas Stevens of Wendover, aged 16, were impressed for service at sea and handed over to Lieutenant Martin Bond, “the person authorized by the Lord High Admirall of England” (Sess. R. 20/97).

Indictments.

p. 98. Edward Bayley of Fingest, labourer, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 20/186)

Daniel Benning of Iver, labourer, for refusing to assist the constables in searching for vagrants.  (Sess. R. 20/187)

The inhabitants of East Cleydon for not repairing part of the road to Winslowe, near the common field.  (Sess. R. 21/84)

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 20/185)

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, 

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and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 20/184)

 

Presentments of the constables.

Samuel Jeffery of Tingewick, labourer, for digging a ditch in Wood Lane.  (Sess. R. 21/42)

Thomas Gibson of Little Kimbell, gentleman, for refusing to assist in the repair of the highways.  Presented by Joseph Francklyn, surveyor.  (Sess. R. 21/40)

Anthony Davys and George Harris, both of Brill, yeomen, for diverting a watercourse.

The three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the six persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.  (Sess. R. 21/37, 44, and 76)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

p. 99.  Burneham Town Henry Colsey vice Thomas Woods;   Charles Brown and John Cooke not   sworn.  Richard Stafford as tithing-   man vice John Trott; William White   not sworn.  Witnesses: James   Devonshire, Charles Green, Joseph   Hone, Richard Latham, and John   Vaughan.  (Sess. R. 21/92)

Amersham Thomas Batchellor and John Miles vice Borough  Thomas Horwood and Christopher    Wingfeild.  (Sess. R. 21/93)

Mursley . . . . Thomas Woodward and William Stevens vice John Coany and Edward Monke; Edward Carter and Richard Collier not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/177)

Twyford . . . . John Lester vice Nicholas Curtis.  (Sess. R. 20/178)

Quainton . . . . John Eeles senior vice Thomas Brice; Edward Eeles not sworn.  (Sess. R. 20/179)

Bledlowe . . . . Robert Dossett vice Ambrose Newell. (Sess. R. 20/180)

Bledlowe Ridge . . Ralph Stone vice Daniel Stevens.  (Sess. R. 20/180)

 

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Cheddington . . Thomas Seare junior vice Richard Tooley; Thomas Kympton not sworn. (Sess. R. 20/181)

Address to the Queen.

“The humble Addresse of the Lord Leiutenant, Deputy Leiutenants, Justices of the peace, the Grand Jury, and other Gentlemen and Freeholders. . . .”

“Most Dread Soveraigne

“Tis the peculiar prerogative of your Majesties most Glorious Reigne that your Majesties Dutifull and happy Subjects have noe Occasion to use their Priviledge of peti- tioning to the Throne for Redresse of Greivances but are only Employed in Addressing their greate and Victorious Queen in the Style of Joy and Congratulation.

“With Infinite pleasure wee Imbrace the present Op- pertunity of Joyning in the Universall Acclamations of your Majesties Loyall People for the late wonderfull successe of your Majesties Forces and those of Your Allies under the unparrelled Conduct and Bravery of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough and of Your Majesties other renowned Generalls the Earle of Peterborough and the Earle of Galloway and with greate Satisfaction wee admire your Majesties wysdome in the Choyce of your present Ministers and Generalls under whome the exorbitant Power of France has been soe visibly reduced and the Antient Honor of England soe Gloriously advanced.

“And that your Majesties Raigne may long Continue over us and your Armes for ever Flourish the undaunted Courage of your Troopes still prevaile and the Trepidity of your Enimyes encrease shall ever be the prayers of your Majesties most Loyall Dutifull and Obedient Subjects.”

Orders.

p. 100. Henry Munday, John Rose, and John Johnson, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.  (Sess. R. 21/18-19)

 

p. 101. Mary Pratt, senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £2. 18s., £2. 4s. 2d., £2. 19s. 8d., and £2. 18s. They had supplied the following during the pre- vious quarter: Edward Ayres, John Butler, William 

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Chandler, James Footman, Richard Kidson, David Long, Thomas Mills, William Stocker, and Martha Watts, felons; Gregory Derby, Ann Fowlkes, Henry Freer, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Monntague, and John Tatham, debtors.  (Sess. R. 21/1-4, 18, and 21-35)

 

p. 102. John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £2 each for fifteen weeks’ maintenance of the two “County Children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 21/20)

 

Richard Haddon and John Herbert, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £20. 8s. 6d. for conveying the following to Passenham, co. Northampton: William Alssen, Mary Archer and her three children, Elizabeth Arris, Ann Bawdry, Henry Bennet, Ann Bollard and her son, Margaret Bone, George Bradley, William Bradshaw and his wife, Richard Brice, John Browne, Mary Caudwell and her three children, John Clarke and his wife, Thomas Commings, Thomas Covally, with his wife and child, John Creton, Archibald Davis, Jane Davis, John Davis, with his wife and two children, Elizabeth Dayson, Bryan Donalant, Mary Farr and her child, John Farrow, Ann Florence, George Furnivall Mary Gibbs and her three children, Thomas Graves, Jane Graye, Elizabeth Grigson, William Hector, Ruth Higgins and her daughter, Jane Holland and her child, Joseph Holmes, Aaron Horehead and his wife, James Horrabin, Matthew Hunney and his wife, John Hunt, Henry Ireland, John Jackson, Margaret Jackson and her two children, Edward Jarvis, Isaac Jones, Richard Ketts, Thomas Kilner, Francis Knowles and his wife, Jane Long and her child, Mary Low and her child, James Mannell and his wife, Mary Massey, Sarah Massey, William Mayo, Eleanor Megummery and her ten children, John Middleton, John Mulfey, William Norman, with his wife and two children, Michael North, Mary Pew, Andrew Phillipps, Ann Presty and her child, John Provit, Elizabeth Rawson, John Roberts, William Robinson, Andrew Rose, Ann Savage, William Searle, John Seley, John Sewell, Jane Smith, Ebenezer Taylor, Elizabeth 

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Tayler and her child, Elizabeth Thompson, James Tinkler, John Ward, Elizabeth Watson, Alice Widcraft and her three children, Elizabeth Williams and her child, Alice Williamson, Thomas White, Hannah Wood, and John Wright; and Elizabeth Addington to Cosgrove, co. North- ampton, and Ann Harris to Newport Pagnell.  (Sess. R. 21/10, 23/1, 7, 8, 30-33, 67-87, and 90)

 

Robert Edge, constable of Stoney Stratford East Side, was similarly paid £8. 1s. 6d., and William Daniell, constable of Stoney Stratford West Side, £6. 11s.  (Sess. R. 20/80-84)

 

p. 103. Mr. Thomas Coles of Ickford was paid £1. 5s. 6d. for repairs to Ickford Bridge.  (Sess. R. 21/14-16)

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £17. 12s. 7d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  [The bill is given in full in Sess. R. 21/7]

 

p. 104. John Johnson, bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell, was paid £3. 8s. for “maintaining severall persons who had been Imprest for her Majesties Service and for safe Custody were comitted to his Care.”  (Sess. R. 21/11-13)

 

Mr. Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, was paid £19. 16s. 8d. for printing and distributing certain orders and letters since Michaelmas, 1704.  (Sess. R. 21/8-9)

 

p. 105. The appeal of Mary Francklyn of Great Horwood, widow, for some relief for herself and her children, was re- ferred to the justices in the hundreds of Buckingham, Cotteslowe, and Newport.  (Sess. R. 20/172)

 

The appeals of John Pollard of Tuchwicke, esquire, and Thomas Holton, both of Lurgashall, against their assess- ments to rates, were referred to the justices in the hundreds of Ashendon and Buckingham.

 

p. 106. John Butler, one of the surveyors of Eaton near Windsor, asked the Court to allow him to collect the residue 

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of the money expended by him on building a new bridge. A rate of 3d. in the pound had been authorized by the Court two years ago [see Bucks Sess.  Rec., Vol. II, page 430], but he had been taken ill and had not been able to collect the whole of the rate, which the inhabitants now refused to pay. His case was referred to the justices in the hundreds of Burnham and Stoke.

 

p. 107. The surveyors of Aylesbury, Walton in Aylesbury, and Weston Turvill, were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs.

 

The record of the appointments of John Darvall of Oakely and George Turner of Brill as trustees of “The Poor Folkes Pasture,” in place of Isaac Payne of Oakely and Peter Baker of Brill, both deceased, was ordered to be filed. (Sess. R. 21/91 and 94)

 

p. 108. The appeal of Soulbury against a warrant removing Sarah, Martha, Mary, and William, the children of William Mason, from Stoney Stratford West Side was allowed. Mason gave evidence that he had been in receipt of relief from the latter parish for the last six or seven years, and that his children had been born in houses there, which he rented from James Rock, Thomas Hewitt, and Edward Penn. (Sess. R. 20/174-175)

 

In accordance with an order of the Privy Council, “or the takeing an Account of all Papists and reputed Papists . . . with their respective Qualityes, Estates and Places of abode,” the justices resolved to meet as follows, during the month of August, and to receive the reports of the constables: the justices for the three hundreds of Ashendon would meet at The Dog in Wotton Underwood; the justices for the three hundreds of Aylesbury at The George in Aylesbury; the justices for the three hundreds of Buckingham at the house of Thomas Holton in Buckingham; the justices for the three hundreds of Cottesloe at The Cock in Wing; the justices for the three hundreds of Newport at The Saracen’s Head in Newport Pagnell; the justices for the hundred of 

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Burneham at The Crown in Chesham; the justices for the hundred of Desborough at The Antelope in Chepping Wycombe; and the justices for the hundred of Stoke at [Blank].

 

p. 109. Order for the return of all jury lists by the con- stables.  (Sess. R. 21/87)

 

The recognizances of Thomas Saunders and his sureties were extended sine die on his voluntarily enlistment.

 

p. 110. Richard White and Michael Smith, overseers of Bow Brickhill, were ordered to provide a house and some work for Elizabeth Booth, widow, “she weareing the poors Badge of that parish according as the Law directs.”  (Sess. R. 21/65)

 

The recognizances of John Gardner, and William Flitt, his surety, both of Weston Turvill, to answer the officers of Stoke Mandevile, were discharged.  (Sess. R. 21/63 and 65)

 

The bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury was ordered to whip Stephen Footman, apprentice, and to return him to his master, Michael Ginger.

 

William Miller and William Burrell, both of Winslowe, labourers, were bound over in £50 each “that Catherine Green who had been twice convicted of bastardy should not offend again.”  (Sess. R. 21/53)

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 111. The convictions of Thomas Hawkins, John Horwood, John Rance, and John Mildmay [see p. 28].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], and John Crompton [see p. 38].

Recognizances entered into.

Roger Howes senior and John Luck senior, overseers of Slapton, yeomen, to answer the officers of Edlesborough. (Sess. R. 21/54 and 60)

 

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William Hobbs of Great Horwood, farmer, with Edward Kinaston and John Tring, both of the same, as sureties, to answer the complaint of William Hammon, his servant. (Sess. R. 21/55)

William Smith of Winslowe, carpenter, with Richard Smith and John Small, both of the same, as sureties, for bastardy with Lydia Paynter.  (Sess. R. 21/56)

John Beckett of Waddesden, labourer, with Robert Terry of the same and Thomas Hughes of Quainton as sureties, for bastardy with Hester Faulkner.  (Sess. R. 21/57)

Thomas Hawkins of Quainton, labourer, with John Eeles and Thomas Turneham, both of the same, as sureties, for bastardy with Hester Faulkner.  (Sess. R. 21/58)

James Clerke of Northchurch, co. Hertford, tanner, with Thomas Tarbox of Soulbury, farmer, as surety, for bastardy with Susan Collings of Newton Longville, spinster.  (Sess. R. 21/59)

Thomas Bampton, Henry Tea, and Michael Wells, all of Aston Clinton, yeomen, with Thomas Brandon, and Silvester Dancer, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to answer complaints by the inhabitants of the parish.  (Sess. R. 21/61-63)

Mary Franklin of Great Horwood, with John Keen and Robert Rowbottom, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Capp of the same.  (Sess. R. 21/64)

Henry Hood, tailor, John Meadon senior, butcher, and Richard Olliffe, labourer, all of Aylesbury, with Thomas Aldridge, labourer, Henry Clerk, cordwainer, Thomas Collins, blacksmith, Robert Meadon, butcher, William Spencer, painter, and Richard Tuckwell, cutler, all of the same, as sureties, to appear on suspicion of deer stealing.  (Sess. R. 21/66, 66a, and 68)

Elizabeth Hawkes of Aylesbury, widow, with Thomas Aldridge, labourer, and John Kingham, weaver, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for harbouring deer stealers and for receiving venison.  (Sess. R. 21/67)

Ann, wife of Thomas Davison of Great Marlowe, chap- man, with Thomas Plumridge, bargeman, and John Wye, tailor, both of the same, as sureties, to answer complaints by Elizabeth Hollis of the same, spinster.  (Sess. R. 21/69-70) 

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John Edgson junior of Upend in Farnham, labourer, Richard Howell junior of East Burneham, farmer, and Peter Ive of Farnham Royal, shoemaker, with John Edgson senior of East Burneham, brick-maker, and Philip Green of Stoke Poges, cooper, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Thomas, son of William Goldwin of East Burneham.  (Sess. R. 21/71-73)

Fines and issues.

p. 112. The fines of the persons convicted on p. 111.

Recognizances discharged.

Thomas Bampton, Thomas Brandon, Silvester Dancer, Henry Tea, and Michael Wells, all of Aston Clinton, Thomas Aldridge, Henry Clarke, Thomas Collins, Elizabeth Hawkes, Henry Hood, John Kingham, John Meadon senior, Robert Meadon, Richard Olliffe, William Spencer, and Richard Tuckwell, all of Aylesbury, John Keepe of Cold Brafeild, Michael Smith and Richard White, both of Bow Brickhill, John Edgson senior and Richard Howell, both of East Burneham, John Cox and Joseph Rose, both of Cuddington, John Edgson junior, Peter Ive, and Philip Green, all of Farnham Royall, William Hobbs, John Keen, Edward Kynaston, Robert Rowbottome, and John Tring, all of Great Horwood, Elizabeth Hollys, Thomas Plumridge, and John Wye, all of Great Marlowe, Adam Cooper, Gilbert Johnson, and Richard Toms, alias Woodward, all of Newport Pagnell, James Clarke of Norchurch, co.  Hertford, John Eeles, Thomas Hawkins, Thomas Hughes, and Thomas Twyneham, all of Quainton, Roger Howes and John Lucke junior, both of Slapton, Thomas Tarbox of Soulbury, John Beckett and Thomas Williams, both of Waddesden, William Flitt and John Gardner, both of Weston Turvile, Thomas Plater of Upper Winchendon, and John Small and Robert Smith, both of Winslow.

Writs.

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 10 persons named in Sess. R. 16/2 on page 13, and William Panter junior, butcher, and Dorothy, his wife, Richard Hillyer, labourer, and Ann, wife of Joseph Parratt, labourer, all of Hanslopp, Daniel Benning of Iver, labourer, Susan Gill of Eaton near Windsor, 

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spinster, and Edward Bayly of Fingest, labourer.  (Sess. R. 21/51)

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 25 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, the 4 persons named in Sess. R. 20/161 on page 52, and Richard Defrane, Thomas Hawkins, and John Rance, labourers, and John Horwood, butcher, all of Aylesbury, John Mildmay of Wendover, labourer, and James Hall of Gawcott, labourer.  (Sess. R. 21/52)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Grace Cole and Elizabeth Phillips were committed for leaving the bastard infant of Mary Farberry of Berkhamstead, co. Hertford, in the parish of Hitcham.  (Sess. R. 21/98)

Informations.

William Chandler of Aylesbury stated that, on the 17th February, he had “coursed” and killed two deer in Hartwell Park, belonging to Lady Lee, in the company of John Butler junior and James Footman, with dogs belonging to John Butler senior and William White.  The deer were taken to the house of John Butler junior and eaten there. Last Easter he had eaten some deer at the house of Elizabeth Hawkes, widow, which was the resort of a gang of deer stealers, consisting of John Butler junior, William Coxhead, James Footman, Henry Hood, John Meadon, and Richard Olliffe, all of Aylesbury.  William Dawney of Aylesbury gave similar information.  (Sess. R. 21/95 and 97)

Warrant.

Warrant addressed to the constables of Aylesbury for the arrest of William Chandler for assaulting Sergeant Thomas Thomas of Brigadier Holt’s Regiment of Marines, who was assisting the constables in the execution of their duty. (Sess. R. 21/96)

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

10th October, 1706 [5 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 113. Matthew Adams of Thornborough, John Allnutt of 

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Towersey, William Bennett of Oveing, George Chappell of Great Brickhill, William Chase of Chesham, Henry Coker of North Marston, William Cripps of Beirton, John Deverell senior of Swanburne, John Emerton of Bletchley, John Ewstace of Haddenham, John Goodchild of Princes Ris- borough, John Herbert of Ivinghoe, Abraham Lilley of Stoke Poges, John North of Towersey, Thomas Oviatts of Aylesbury, John Peele of Soulbury, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, John Towne senior of Princes Risborough, and William Turpin of Ratley cum Chalkmore.

The following were not sworn: John Buckman of Great Brickhill, William Carter of Great Kimbell, John Collins of Quainton, Thomas Keene of Wingrave, Paul Munday of Wycombe Forrens, Thomas Norman of Shenley Brook End, Thomas Osborne of Olney, David Perryman of Upton, William Statham of Amersham, Bennet Tompkins of Newton Longville, and John Woolhead of Thornborough.  (Sess. R. 22/54 and 71)

Jurors for the case against Elizabeth Carter.

George Austyn, Thomas Brookes, Richard Edwards, William Harrison, James Jordan, William Lindon, William Marsh, Elisha Perrin, Thomas Piddington, Thomas Ray, Thomas Tattham, and Thomas Tomson.

The following were not sworn: Henry Munday, William Simons, William Webb, and John Wigson.  (Sess. R. 22/53)

Sacrament certificates.

p. 114. Produced by the Rev. Josiah Hort, vicar of Wendover, the Rev. John Seymour, vicar of Stone, the Rev. Thomas Walker, rector of Aston Clinton, Benjamin Hickman, mayor, and George Alford, alderman, of Chipping Wycombe, and William Shrimpton, gentleman.

Statutory oaths.

Taken by the above six persons, and by Samuel Pike of Colebrooke as a dissenting teacher.

Meeting houses.

The house of John Bovington in Amersham Woodside, and the house of Zaccheus Heydon in Chipping Wycombe, next to the house of Widow Carter, were registered.  (Sess. R. 22/9)

 

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Convictions of swearers.

John Chasely of Chalfont St. Peters, for ten oaths. (Sess. R. 22/3)

Indictments.

p. 115. The inhabitants of Middle Cleydon for not repairing part of the road to Winslowe, between Grymes Lane and Addington Bridge.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 22/106)

Elizabeth Carter of Newport Pagnell, spinster, for steal- ing one ounce of elixir of vitriol and some rose-water, value 6d., from her master, Henry Cooper, apothecary, and some lace and muslin and an old pair of stockings, value 10d., from Martha Worrall.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 22/97-98 and 111-114)

Samuel Jeffery of Tingewicke, labourer, for a nuisance in Wood Lane.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 21/80)

Anthony Davyes and George Harris, both of Brill, yeomen, for diverting a watercourse on the land of William Leadbury.  (Sess.  R.  21/81)

Thomas Gibson of Little Kimble, gentleman, for not doing his statutory work for the repair of the highways. [Indictment discharged]  (Sess. R. 20/82)

Thomas Humphrey, constable of Great Kimble, for not making a return of papists.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 22/107)

Mary, wife of John Lowe of Towersey, blacksmith, for assaulting Susan Loosely.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 22/96)

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton of Great Marlowe, esquire, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 21/83)

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley cum Salden, for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 21/82)

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Elizabeth, wife of John Curtis of Soulbury, labourer, for being a “common and assiduous perturber of the peace.”  (Sess. R. 21/85)

John Luck senior of Slapton, yeoman, for assaulting Robert Day and Sarah, his wife, and forcibly removing them to Edlesborough.  (Sess. R. 21/86)

 

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Richard Simpson, constable of Becconsfeild, for not executing a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Knight, labourer.  (Sess. R. 22/108)

Presentments of the constables.

[Blank] Walden, spinster, lady of the manor of Simpson, for not keeping the pound in repair.  (Sess. R. 22/56)

Samuel Cannons of Waddesden, labourer (Sess. R. 22/58), and John Haward, labourer, and Elizabeth Webb, widow, both of Great Marlowe (Sess. R. 22/63), for keeping un- licensed alehouses.

Anthony Davyes of Brill, yeoman, for selling good on Sunday.  (Sess. R. 22/59)

Tobias Bowler, constable of Little Missenden, for not bringing in his quarteridge money or his presentments. (Sess. R. 22/70)

Richard Ingram of Weston Turvile, yeoman, for not doing his statutory work on the highway.  (Sess. R. 22/110)

The three persons indicted above for recusancy (Sess. R. 22/70), and Richard Barnes, “a poore man,” and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe (Sess. R. 22/63), Michael Anthony and John Oakely, both of Eaton near Windsor, labourers (Sess. R. 22/65), and Christopher Pooke of Wyrardsbury, labourer, were presented for the same offence.

The six persons indicted above for absence from church, and Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslowe, labourer, and Ann, his wife, were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 22/67)

Petty constables sworn.

p. 116.  Penn . . Henry Higgens vice Edward Spring; John Nash not sworn.  (Sess. R. 22/2)

Hanslopp . . . . Joseph Woodland vice John Perry; John Travell and George Jennings not sworn.  (Sess. R. 22/4)

Weston Turvile . . Daniel Sweby and Jonas Smith vice James Greening and William Fleete; John Budd and William Mountague not sworn.  (Sess. R. 22/5)

Lathbury . . . . Nathaniel Seymour vice William Pinkard.  (Sess. R. 22/6)

 

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Hardwicke . . . . Michael Hall vice John Turpin; Daniel How and Joseph James not sworn. (Sess. R. 22/7)

Swanbourne                         . . William Hall and William Morecraft vice Thomas Brickwell and Edward Anstee; Thomas Furnum not sworn. (Sess. R. 22/8)

Chalfont St. Peters Thomas Hunt and Silvester Proud vice [Blank]; Thomas Dagger and James Harding not sworn.  Witnesses: Edward Barton, John Bennett, James Borrowe, Swithin Butterfeild, Josias Coplad, Tobias Goodridge, John Newman, and Henry Skidemore.  (Sess. R. 22/10)

Chalfont St. Giles . . Francis Honnor and Ralph East vice William Smith and John Kibble; Joseph Heaton and William Kibble not sworn.  Witnesses: William Bodington, James Body, John Grimsdale, John Nasy, Charles Piercy, and Richard Skidmore.  (Sess. R. 22/11)

Wiccombe Forrens John Rackestrawe vice John Jones; Ralph Spicer not sworn.  (Sess. R. 22/12)

 

Orders.

p. 117.  Henry Munday and John Rose, the bridewell- keepers at Aylesbury and Chipping Wyccombe, were paid their salaries.  Ann, widow of John Johnson, the late keeper at Newport Pagnell, was paid her husband’s salary.  (Sess. R. 22/77)

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their re- spective bills of £2. 4s., £2. 2s., £2. 4s., and £2. 2s. They had supplied the following during the previous quarter: Edward Ayres, John Butler, Elizabeth Carter, James Footman, Thomas Foster, Richard Lovett, Thomas Mills, and Martha Watts, felons; Gregory Darby, Ann Fowlkes,

 

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John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Mountague, and John Tatham, debtors. (Sess. R. 22/17-19, and 30-42)

 

p. 118.  John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £1. 6s. each for twelve weeks’ maintenance of the two “County children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 22/16)

 

William Daniell, constable of Stoney Stratford West Side, was paid £5. 13s., Robert Edge, constable of Stoney Stratford East Side, £11. 17s. 6d., Richard Haddon and John Herbert, constables of Little Brickhill, £29. 7s., for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants and cripples.  (Sess. R. 22/72-76)

 

p. 119.  William Benson was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house as the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 22/43-44)

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £6. 12s. 8d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  [The bill is given in full on Sess. R. 22/46]

 

p. 120.  John Hoare was paid £1. 2s. 6d. for the expenses of nursing and burying Elizabeth Thomson, who died on the 1st May last.  (Sess. R. 22/48-50)

 

Henry Warner, the under-sheriff, was allowed £15 for his expenses.  (Sess. R. 22/15)

 

Warrants for Henry Bartlett for a debt to Martha Berjen, and William Taylor for a trespass against Thomas Reeves, to be sent to Westminster.  (Sess. R. 41/31, 35a, and 42)

 

William Worseley of Newport Pagnell, victualler, appointed bridewell-keeper there vice John Johnson.

 

p. 121.  Henry Bartlett of Stoke Poges and William Taylor of Quainton, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 22/118)

 

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The surveyors of Long Crendon were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of Long Crendon Bridge.

 

p. 122. The overseers of Lower Winchenden were ordered to pay William Guntripp an allowance of 2s. a week.  [But see p. 147]

 

The appeal of Hardingstone, co. Northampton, against a warrant removing John Hogden and Elizabeth, his wife, from Stoney Stratford East Side was allowed.  (Sess. R. 22/122)

 

The appeal of Solebury against a warrant removing Elizabeth, daughter of Giles and Mary Wellin, from Chesham was allowed, with £1. 6s. 8d. costs “by reason of such vexatious Removall.”  (Sess. R. 22/121)

 

p. 123. The appeals of John Pollard and Thomas Holton were again referred.

 

The treasurers were ordered to bring their accounts before two justices to be audited before handing them to Mr. Neale, the receiver-general, for payment.

 

p. 124. The overseers of Winslowe were ordered to repay Mr. Timothy Harris of Brackley, co. Northampton, £3. 18s. which he had advanced to Alice Squire, widow, on their behalf, as part of the allowance due to her from them.  [And see p. 51]

 

p. 125. Maintenance order against James Clarke of Nor- church, co. Hertford, tanner, in respect of the son of Susan Collins of Newton Longvile, spinster.  Anthony Holton and others gave evidence.  (Sess. R. 22/120 and 25/18)

 

p. 126. The accounts of the trustees of the Poor Folks Pasture in Brill and Oakly were read and allowed.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The fines of Thomas Humphrey and Mary Towersey 

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[see p. 115] and of Dorothy Hillyer and Ann Parrett [see p. 78], and the acquittals of Elizabeth Carter [see p. 115].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crompton [see p. 38], John Beckett, James Clarke, Thomas Hawkins, and William Smith [see p. 111].

Recognizances entered into.

p. 127. Thomas Humphrey, farmer, and Jeremiah Wiggersley, bricklayer, constables of Great Kimble, with Edward Bigg of the same and James Syms of Ellesborough, yeomen, as sureties, to appear for disobeying an order of one of the chief constables.  (Sess. R. 22/79-80)

William Smith of Wingrave, butcher, with John Rayner and John Thorne, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards William Chapman junior.  (Sess. R. 22/81)

John Stallion of Little Missenden, husbandman, to prosecute Richard Simpson.  (Sess. R. 22/82)

Richard Simpson of Becconsfeild, cordwainer, to appear  for refusing to arrest Thomas Knight of the same for bastardy with Frances Stallion.  (Sess. R. 22/83)

Thomas Woodward of Shenley, blacksmith, with Thomas Tatham, labourer, and William Clare, yeoman, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for bastardy with Amy Peircer.  (Sess. R. 22/84)

Richard Lovett of Wendover, blacksmith, with William Chad, weaver, and William Sharp, collar-maker, both of the same, as sureties, to appear for assaulting Mary, wife of John Lovett.  (Sess. R. 22/85)

John Loe, blacksmith, and Edward Heath, mason, both of Towersey, for Mary, wife of John Loe, to keep the peace towards Susan, daughter of Ralph Loosely.  (Sess. R. 22/86)

Henry Cooper, apothecary, and Martha Worral spinster, both of Newport Pagnell, to give evidence against Elizabeth Carter.  (Sess. R. 22/87-88)

John Buttler of Ellesborough, yeoman, with Richard Wade of the same and Jeremiah Arnett of Little Hampden, yeomen, as sureties, to appear and answer complaints by John Smith of Monks Risborough, labourer.  (Sess. R. 22/89)

Daniel Cleaver of Nettledon, yeoman, with William Ginings of the same, husbandman, to appear for assaulting 

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Jane, wife of Thomas Wigington of the same, victualler. (Sess. R. 22/90-91)

Thomas Miller of Ickford [East Cleydon], servant to Andrew Symes, with John Lansdell of Bottle Cleydon, labourer, and Thomas Miller of East Cleydon, yeoman, as sureties, for bastardy with Elizabeth Innott [Eynott] of Little Ickford, spinster.  (Sess. R. 22/92)

John Cowley junior of Woughton, labourer, with John Cowley senior of the same, labourer, as surety, to appear for bastardy with Elizabeth Smith of Newport Pagnell, spinster. (Sess. R. 22/93 and 117)

William Vasper, labourer, and William Ambling, vic- tualler, both of Iver, for Mary, wife of William Vasper, to keep the peace towards Mary Wyatt of the same.  (Sess. R. 22/94)

Robert Body of Chepping Wycombe, yeoman, with Richard Norton of the same, labourer, as surety, to appear for bastardy with Susan Meade, spinster.  (Sess. R. 22/95)

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 126.

Recognizances discharged.

p. 128. Francis Carter, Richard Simpson, and John Stallion, all of Becconsfield, Thomas Lansdell of Bottle Cleydon, Thomas Miller senior of East Cleydon, Thomas Miller junior of Ickford, Jeremiah Arnett, John Butler, James Symes, and Richard Wade, all of Ellesborough, William Ambling and William Vasper, both of Iver, Edward Bigg, Thomas Humphrey, and Jeremiah Wiggersley, all of Great Kimble, Daniel Cleaver, William Jennings, and Thomas Wigginton, all of Nettleden, Henry Cooper and Martha Worrall, both of Newport Pagnell, John Eeles, Thomas Hawkins, and Thomas Twyneham, all of Quainton, William Clare, Thomas Tatham, and Thomas Woodward, all of Shenley, Edward Heath and John Lowe, both of Towersey, William Chad, Richard Lovett, and William Sharpe, all of Wendover, William Hoare of Wing, William Cuthbert, John Rayner, William Smith, and John Thorne, all of Wingrave, and John Cowley, senior and junior, both of Woughton.

Bridewell calendars.

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mitted for absenting himself from his master’s service, and Jane Waneman, widow, for “abusing several persons.” (Sess. R. 22/110)

Examinations.

John Smith of Monks Risborough, labourer, stated that he had bought 4s. 6d. worth of cherries at the house of John Judge of Little Hampden and put the money on a table and went outside to get some ferns to pack up the cherries.  When he came back, the money had gone, and the only person in the room had been John Buttler of Ellesborough, labourer. (Sess. R. 22/112)

 

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

10th October, 1706. [5 Anne]

Sess. R. 23/94. Jury writ.

Sess. R. 23/97, 98. Two Writs of venire facias.  (See Appendix)

Sess. R. 23/99. Writ capias.  (See Appendix)

 

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

16th January, 1706-07 [5 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 129.  Benjamin Bates, William Billingdon, John Bradbury, Richard Bradbury, Joseph Corbett, Thomas Henley, William Hill, William King, James Kipping, James Knight, Edward Martyn, gentleman, James Norwood, John Philpott, Andrew Rice, Henry Simms, Francis Smith, Jonathan Toe, William Wells, and John Wright.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by the Rev. Thomas Gregory, rector of Haversham, the Rev. John Norborne, rector of Ratcliffe, and the Rev. Stephen Townesend, rector of Preston Bissett; they all also took the statutory oaths.

Convictions of swearers.

p. 130.  Thomas Bigg, yeoman, and Roger Cuttler, butcher, both of Tring, for two oaths; John Nicholas of Denham, yeoman, for six oaths.  (Sess. R. 23/49-50)

Enlistments.

p. 131.  Edward Buckby, Samuel Burkett (voluntarily), Peter Church, Henry Dutton, Richard Harding, Thomas Jackson of Ansley, co. Warwick, John Jones, John Norton, James Playter, John Smith of Arley, co. Warwick, William Tayler of St. Albans, co. Hertford, Richard Twiggett of Arley, co. Warwick, and James Wilson (voluntarily), were enlisted in the company of Captain John Ramsey in the 

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Royal Regiment of Foot commanded by the Earl of Orkney; Alexander Coleman of Fenney Stratford, and Samuel Dutton and James Gauderne, alias Cavery, both of Stoney Stratford, were enlisted in the company of Captain James Lilley in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Major-General Ingoldbye. (Sess. R. 23/47, 52, 60, 61, and 63)

Indictments.

p. 132.  William Twitchell, overseer of Chesham, for not obeying an order of Court [see p. 122] to pay the parish of Solebury £1. 6s. 8d. for having vexatiously removed Elizabeth Welling there.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 22/109)

Thomas Cocke of Fifeild, co. Berks, bargeman, for escaping from the custody of Joseph Moody, constable of Hambledon, who had arrested him for working his barge on a Sunday.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 23/43)

Anthony Davyes of Brill, yeoman, for selling goods on Sunday.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 22/105)

[Blank] Walden, spinster, lady of the manor of Simpson, for not repairing the common pound.  (Sess. R. 22/99)

Richard Ingram of Weston Turvile, yeoman, for not assisting in the repair of the highways.  [Acquitted]  (Sess R. 23/42)

John Haward, labourer, and Elizabeth Webb, widow, both of Great Marlowe, and Samuel Cannons of Waddesden, labourer, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 22/100, 101, and 104)

Tobias Bowler, constable of Little Missenden, for not bringing in his quarteridge money or his presentments. [Indictments withdrawn]  (Sess. R. 22/102-103)

Thomas Crozier, senior and junior, both of Wing, labourers, for assaulting Thomas Aldridge.  (Sess. R. 23/36)

Finch Howes of Bierton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, John Brinckhurst, gentleman, and Richard Barnes, labourer, all of Great Marlowe, Michael Anthony and John Oakeley, both of Eaton, labourers, and Christopher Pooke of Wyrasbury, labourer, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 23/44)

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of 

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Mursley, and Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslowe, labourer, and Ann, his wife, for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 23/40)

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

Thomas Brandon, blacksmith, Isaac Greene and Richard Greene, labourers, George Harris and John Harris, joiners, and Robert Page, Thomas Thorne, and William Wigg, labourers, all of Cublington, for rioting and wounding Richard Wilkes.  (Sess. R. 23/41)

Presentments of the constables.

John Haward, wheelwright, and Elizabeth Webb, widow, both of Great Marlowe, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.

William Redding of Sanderton, yeoman, for refusing ’to Carry with his Waggon and Teame the Baggage and Ammunition of Two Companyes of Foot belonging to the Honorable Col. Livesaye’s Regiment from Chepping Wycombe to Aylesbury.”

Samuel Beasley and Richard Peirce, both of Horton, labourers, for an escape.

The first four persons indicted above for recusancy, and the eight persons indicted for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.

Petty constables sworn.

p. 133.  Boveney . . Thomas Lee vice John Webb.

Denham . . . . Peter Moxley and John Nicolls vice Edward Hawkins and Robert Monke.

Singleborough . . Thomas Bradberry vice Richard Dale.

Buckland . . . . Henry Norwood vice Thomas Worster.

Halton . . . . Francis Sweby vice Francis Weeden.

Woughton . . John Gilpin vice John Goodman.

Little Woolston . . Robert Fosse vice Daniel Allison.

Little Missenden . . William Randall vice Tobias Bowler.

Broughton. . . . Francis Willis vice William Howe.

Orders.

p. 134.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worseley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their 

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respective bills of £2. 16s., £2. 16s., £2. 2s., and £2. 2s. They had supplied the following during the previous quarter: John Butler, Mary Fletcher, Thomas Foster, and James Footman, felons; Henry Bartlett, Gregory Darby, Ann Fowlkes, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Mountague, John Tatham, and William Taylor, debtors.  (Sess. R. 23/13-29)

 

p. 135.  William Daniell, constable of Stoney Stratford West Side, was paid £6. 6s., Robert Edge, constable of Stoney Stratford East Side, £1. 9s., and Richard Haddon and John Harbert, constables of Little Brickhill, £28. 6s., for passing vagrants and cripples.  (Sess. R. 23/1-8, 30-33, and 66-90)

 

p. 136.  John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £1. 17s. 2d. each for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of the two “County children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 23/10)

 

p. 137.  In accordance with 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, the sum of £314. 14s. 4½d. was to be raised for conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars.  This amount was to be assessed amongst the hundreds as follows: Ashendon, £49. 5s.; Aylesbury, £49. 5s. 7d.; Buckingham, £28. 8s. 9d.; Cottesloe, £49. 17s. 5½d.; Newport, £60. 3s. 2d.; Burneham, £28. 1s. 8d.; Desborough, £25. 11s. 6d.; Stoke, £24. 1s. 3d. The borough and parish of Buckingham and the borough and corporation of Chepping Wiccombe were exempted.

 

p. 138.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £8. 14s. 3d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  (Sess. R. 23/9 and 34)

 

Giles Dix and William Smith, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 24/24-26)

 

Mr. Henry Warner, the under-sheriff, was allowed £5. 5s. for work done on behalf of the County.  (Sess. R. 23/11-12)

 

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p. 139.  The appeal of certain inhabitants of Eaton near Windsor against the poor rates and the rates for highway repairs was dismissed as “frivilous and vexatious.”

 

p. 140.  The surveyors of Stoke Mandevile were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs.

 

p. 141.  Thomas Miller, committed for bastardy, was released on enlisting in the 1st Regt.  of Foot Guards commanded by the Duke of Marlborough; witnesses: Thomas Hobbs and Thomas Price.  [See p. 127]  (Sess. R. 23/46)

 

p. 142.  James Clarke of Norchurch, co. Hertford, tanner, was ordered to indemnify the parish of Newton Longvile in respect of the son of Susan Collins, spinster, or to be arrested upon a warrant.

 

p. 143.  The recognizances of Thomas Buckingham of Amersham were discharged upon his indemnifying the parish of Amersham in respect of the child of Elizabeth Baldwyn, spinster.

 

The recognizances of John Collins of Aylesbury, labourer, in respect of the child of Ann Grace, spinster, were extended. (Sess. R. 23/93)

 

The indictments against Tobias Bowler [see p. 132] were withdrawn, and another person was sworn as constable in his place, as he “was non compos mentis and noe wayes capable to execute his Office.”

 

p. 144.  The appeal of Luton, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Thomas Dewberry and his wife from Dynton was dismissed.  (Sess. R. 22/51)

 

The appeal of Aston Clynton against a warrant remov- ing Ann, widow of Henry Fountayne, from Wendover was dismissed.  Mary Fountayne of Aston Clinton, widow, and James Archer of Eaton gave evidence.  (Sess. R. 23/57-58)

 

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p. 145.  The appeal of Walton against a warrant removing Catherine, widow of Jeremiah March, from Great Woollston was dismissed.  John Windmill gave evidence.  (Sess. R. 23/56)

 

A writ of distringas was issued against the inhabitants of East Cleydon and Middle Cleydon, who indicted for not repair- ing certain highways.  [See pp. 98 and 115] (Sess. R. 24/107)

 

p. 146.  The appeal of Thomas Hawkins of Qainton against a maintenance order in respect of the son of Hester Faulkner of the same, spinster, was dismissed.  Elizabeth Eeles, John Eeles, Elizabeth Mann, Elizabeth Miles, midwife, Hester Wood, and John Wood gave evidence.  (Sess. R. 22/78)

 

p. 147.  The presentments against Anthony Davyes and George Harris, both of Brill, for obstructing a watercourse, were withdrawn upon notification that the nuisance had been removed.

 

The rating appeals of Thomas Holton and John Pollard were again referred.

 

The order to pay an allowance to William Guntripp was rescinded.  [See p. 122]

 

The “County child” born at Breda in Holland, who had hitherto been in the charge of the overseers of Bucking- ham, was handed over to Alexander Olliffe, who was to maintain him for 2s. 6d. a week and 10s. a quarter for schooling and clothing.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 148.  The conviction of Anthony Davyes [see p. 132].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crompton [see p. 38], James Clarke [see p. 111], and John Cowley and Thomas Miller [see p. 127].

Recognizances entered into.

John Collins of Aylesbury, labourer, with Henry Collins of Great Kimble and Thomas Collins of Ford as sureties, for bastardy with Ann Grace.

 

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John Stone of Winslowe, gentleman, with Joseph Biggs and John Pitkin, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Spratley.

Richard Baldwyn junior of Monks Risborough with Richard Baldwyn senior and Samuel Dossett, both of the same, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Deacon.  (Sess. R. 23/91-92)

Recognizances discharged.

p. 149.  Thomas Buckingham, William Child, John Dorsett, John Hillum, Mary Hillium, and Thomas Meycock, all of Amersham, James Atkinson, John Cogdell, and John Kendar, all of Chesham, Geoffrey Smith of Grendon Under- wood, John Eeles, Thomas Hawkins, Thomas Hughes, and Thomas Twyneham, all of Quainton, Richard Baldwyn, senior and junior, and Samuel Dorsett, all of Princes Risborough, William Clare, Fulke Button, and Thomas Woodward, all of Shenley, Peter Beck, John Beckett, Henry Smith, and Robert Terry, all of Waddesden, John Bright of Wing, John Small, Richard Smith, and William Smith, all of Winslowe, Sarah Beck, Samuel Blore, and Thomas Mann, all of Wooburne, John Cowley, senior and junior, both of Woughton, and John Clarke of Wiccombe.

Long Crendon Bridge.

p. 150.  John Goodwin and Richard Goodwin, carpenters, were paid £7, which was owing to them for repairs to Long Crendon Bridge.  (Sess. R. 23/64)

Writs

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 10 persons named in Sess. R. 16/2 on page 13, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, Richard Barnes, labourer, Elizabeth Webb, widow, and John Haward, wheelwright, all of Great Marlow, John Oakley and Michael Anthony, both of Eaton near Windsor, labourers, Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslow, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Christopher Pooke of Wyrasbury, labourer, [Blank] Walden of Simpson, spinster, Richard Peirce and Samuel Beasley, both of Horton, labourers, Thomas Crozier, senior and junior, both of Wing, labourers, Thomas Cock of Hambledon, bargeman, and Daniel Cannons of Waddesdon, labourer. (Sess. R. 24/108)

 

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Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 25 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, the 4 persons named in Sess. R. 20/161 on page 52, and Thomas Kingham of Aston Clinton, miller, Daniel Benning of Iver, labourer, Susan Gill of Eaton near Windsor, spinster, Edward Bayley of Fingest, labourer, William Paynter junior of Hanslopp, butcher, and Dorothy, his wife, Elizabeth Barnes, widow, and John Howard, labourer, both of Great Marlow, Richard Ingram of Weston Turville, labourer, Thomas Gibson of Little Kimble, gentleman, and Samuel Jeffery of Tingewick, labourer. (Sess. R. 24/109)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Samuel Burkett, William Horratt, and James Sexton were committed as idle and disorderly persons and were enlisted as soldiers.  (Sess. R. 23/62)

Informations.

By Richard Keen against Thomas Brandon, blacksmith. George Harris and John Harris, joiners, and Isaac Green, Richard Green, George Jennings, Thomas Thame junior, and William Wigg, labourers, all of Cublington, for rioting. (Sess. R. 23/48)

By Captain John Ramsey against Geoffrey Smith of Grendon Underwood for sheltering John Hopkins, a deserter, (Sess. R. 23/53-54)

Certificates.

That Henry King owed one year’s, and John Harvey two years’, small tithes to the Rev. William Cawne, rector of Wavendon.  (Sess. R. 23/59)

 

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

16th January, 1706-7.  [5 Anne]

Sees. R. Jurors for the body of the county.

23/95, 96.

Edward Martin of Buckland, William Wells and James Kipping, both of Aston Clinton, Francis Smith and William Hill, both of Beirton, Andrew Rice of Ashendon-cum-Pollicott, Henry Simes of Long Crendon, Joseph Corbett and Jonathan Toe, both of Adstook, John Philpott junior of Maidsmorton, Benjamin Bates of Steeple Cleydon, John Bradbury and Richard Bradbury, both of Great Horwood, James Knight of Mentmore-cura-Ledborne, Thomas Henley and William King, both of Swanburne, John Wright of Great Brickhill, William Billington of Bletchley, and James Norwood of Amersham.

The following were not sworn: - Thomas Mabley of Dinton, John Hill of Haddenham, Robert Eeles of Brill, George Staffe of Granborough (“noe such person”), Richard King of Grendon-cum- Grittmore, Thomas Worster and Edward Newens, both of Cheddington, Thomas Prentice of Stewkley, John Windmill of Bradwell, William Tompkins and Ralph Rutland, both of Newton Longville, Daniel Anderson of Amersham, Adiel Hawer of Ashley Greenee chief constable, John Fastnidge of Hugendon, and John Weedon of Denham.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 73)

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Presentments.

Sess.R.23/103. William Redding.

Sess.R.23/102. Samuel Beasley and Richard psirce. Robert Cuttler, John Typper and John Mawby, with their respective wives.

Sess.R.23/101. Frances Carter and Dorothy Waters.

(Sess.cal. Vol. III, p. 75)

Petty constables sworn.

Sess.R.23/112. Bovoney: Not sworn: John Clarke and Edward Legg.

Sess.R.23/111. Denham.

Sess.R.23/109. Singleborough.

Sess.R.23/110. Buckland:  Not sworn:  William Horwood and William Brandon.

Sess.R.23/108. Halton: Not sworn: Henry Johnson.

Sess.R.23/107. Woughton and Little Woolston.

Sess.R.23/106. Little Missenden:  Not sworn:  John Crawley.

Sess.R.23/105 Broughton.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 75)

Recognizances entered into.

Sess.R.23/119. John Collins, Henry Collins and Thomas Collins.

Sess.R.23/113. John Stone, Joseph Biggs and John Pitkin.

Sess.R.23/114. Richard Baldwin, Richard Baldwin senior and Samuel Dossett.

(Sess.Cal. Vol. III, pp. 78-79)

Recognizances discharged.

Sess.R.23/116. Thomas Buckingham, with William Child and Thomas Maycock as suretios, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Baldwin of Amersham, singlewoman.

Sess.R.23/118. Mary Hillum, with John Hillum and John Dossett as sureties, to be of good behaviour towards Anne, wife of Timothy Wingfield of Amersham, and to appear.

Sess.R.23/121. James Atkinson, with John Cogdell and John Kendar as sureties, to answer for refusing to pay William Atkinson of Chesham his wages.

Sess.R.23/122. John Bright, with Peter Beck and Henry Smith as sureties, to be of good behaviour, and to appear.

Sess.R.23/115, Sarah Beck, with Samuel Blore and Thomas Man 117.   as  sureties, to answer for assault on

 

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the wife of John Clerk.  John Clerk, to prosecute Sarah Beck for the said assault.

(Sess. Cal. Vol. III, p. 79)

Sess.R.23/120. Henry Wilson of Wavendon, victualler, with Francis Allen of the same, yeoman, as surety, to keep good order in his alehouse.

 

[From vol. 3]

 

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

24th April, 1707 [6 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 151.  John Adams senior of Thornborough, James Bowden of Hardwicke, Matthew Brincklowe of Newton Longvile, Thomas Bunts of Padbury, Thomas Butterfeild of Wooburne, gentleman, Henry Chapman of Haddenham, Thomas Curle of Swanburne, Jonathan Howes of Oving, 

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John Hughes of Quainton, John Ives of Grendon Underwood, John Newman of Chalfont St. Peter, Charles Panther of Castle Thrupp, Francis Putnam of Ashley Green, John Sinlowe of Long Crendon, William Smith of Hulcott, John Stanley of Denham, Richard Waddupp of Chitwood, James Watts of Westbury, John Wilkinson of Hanslopp, Robert Willson of Newton Longvile, and John Woolhead of Thornborough.

The following were not sworn: William Baldwin of Padbury, Thomas Bovington of Amersham, William Buckmaster of Soulbury, John Darvall of Princes Risborough, John Emerson of Bletchley, John Foskett of Grendon Underwood, Roger Herbert of lvinghoe, Coleborne Hodgkin of Becconsfeild, John Markham of Little Horwood, John Mildner of Abbotts Aston, Simon Pennell of Bletchley, Edward Randolph of Long Crendon, John Tockfeild of Billendon, Thomas Waddell of Calverton, John Wade of Princes Risborough, Thomas Whitchurch of Hulcott, and John Wyatt of Grandborough.  (Sess. R. 24/120)

Sacrament certificates.

William Worsley, keeper of the bridewell at Newport Pagnall; certified by the Rev.  Thomas Bankes, D.D., vicar, and Daniel Horton, churchwarden, of Newport Pagnall, and witnessed by James Betts and John Kilpin, both of the same. (Sess. R. 24/99)

Thomas Wood, alderman, and Edward Bedder and John Stevens, bailiffs, of the borough of Chipping Wycombe;  certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Joseph Burkett and Ephraim Shrimpton, churchwardens, of Chipping Wycombe, and witnessed by each other and by John Rose of the same, jack-maker.  (Sess. R. 24/100, 102, and 103)

Richard Edmonds of Amersham, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Humphrey Drake, rector, and Richard Todd, churchwarden, of Amersham, and witnessed by James Child and John Winch, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 24/101)

Roger Penn, esquire, the sheriff; certified by the Rev. James Davies, vicar, and Thomas Axtel and Peter Loton, churchwardens, of Little Missenden, and witnessed by Christopher Lansdale and Roger Watts, both of Penn. (Sess. R. 24/104)

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The Rev. John Tompkins, vicar of Stantonbury; certi- fied by the Rev. John Stevenson, vicar, and William Harris, churchwarden, of Willen, and witnessed by James Betts and William Worsley, both of Newport Pagnall.  (Sess. R. 24/105)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

p. 152.  The house of Richard Webb of Chepping Wycombe, joiner, situated on the west side of St. Mary Street, was registered for Anabaptists.  (Sess. R. 24/18)

Indictments.

John Haward, wheelwright, and Elizabeth Webb, widow, both of Great Marlowe, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.

William Redding of Saunderton, yeoman, “for Refuseing to Carry with his Teame the Baggage and Ammunition of Two Companys of Foot of Colonel Livesays Regiment, being duely summoned.”  [Fined 6s. 8d.]

Samuel Beasly and Richard Peirce, both of Horton, labourers, for an escape.  [Fined 1s. each]

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby, labourer, and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, labourer, all of Mursley, and Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslowe, labourer, and Ann, his wife, for absence from church.

Indictments ignored by the grand jury.

George Saunders of Wooburn, cordwainer, for wound- ing John Stockdell, the constable.  (Sess. R. 24/124)

Presentments of the constables.

p. 153.  Eleanor Wilson of Princes Risborough, widow, for lodging vagrants.  (Sess. R. 24/96)

Thomas Beale of Chesham Waterside and Abraham Besouth of Princes Risborough, victuallers, and John Haward, wheelwright, and Elizabeth Webb, widow, both of Great Marlow, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 24/80, 85, 95, and 97)

Anthony Davyes of Brill, yeoman, for selling goods on Sunday.

 

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Henry Browne, Henry Prowde, and Matthew Smith, all of Chalfont St. Peter, labourers, for newly erected cottages. (Sess. R. 24/81)

The inhabitants of Aston Mullyns and Waldridge for not paying their proportion of the week’s tax.

The inhabitants of Padbury and Steeple Cleydon for not scouring ditches near Addington Bridge on the roads from Buckingham to Winslow and from Bisiter, co. Oxford, to Winslow.  (Sess. R. 24/78-79 and 134-135)

The four persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 24/85 and 122)

The eight persons indicted above for absence from church, and Michael Anthony and John Oakely, both of Eaton near Windsor, were presented for the same offence. (Sess. R. 24/82 and 90)

Treasurers sworn.

p. 154.  For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea    John Bovendon of Amersham and John  Grace junior of Rowsham, gentlemen,  vice Daniel Harding and Thomas   Keen; Daniel Keen of Wingrave,   Jeremiah Knight of Ivinghoe, John   Tofeild and James Varden, both of   Chesham, gentlemen, were nominated   but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/13                          and 29)

For the maimed soldiers Joseph Smith of Ellesborough and   Robert Stevens of Grandborough,   gentlemen, vice Thomas Jackson and   Robert Grainge; Matthew Adams of   Swanbourne, Thomas Hill of Wend-   over, Thomas Hogg of Adstock, and   Edward Martin of Buckland, gentle-   men, were nominated but not sworn.   (Sess. R. 24/9 and 12a)

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon . . . . Robert Burt of Long Crendon and John White of East Cleydon vice William Leadbury and Thomas Adams; Henry Cocker senior of North Mar- ston, John Jones of Ludgarshall,

 

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Christopher Kinge of Boarstall, and John White of East Cleydon, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/11-12)

Aylesbury . . William Baker of Weston Turvile and Thomas Francklin of Haddenham vice Joseph Ewstace and John Webb; John Baker of Weston Turvile, William Collett of Wendover, Francis Horten and John Horten, both of Sedrup, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/10 and 27)

Buckingham . . Thomas George of Padbury and Williams Parkins junior of Tingewick vice John Corbett and John Townesend; Richard Backus of Beachampton, William Dixon of Thorneton, Thomas Markham of Tingewick, and Bartholomew Paxston of Barton Hartshorn, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/16 and 28)

Cotteslowe . . . . Thomas Greene of Whitchurch and John Webb of Stewkly vice Robert Hobbs and Richard Wade; Joseph Gyles of Winslow, John Seabrooke of Cheddington, John Symonce of Weedon, and John Theed of Ment- more, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 24/14-15)

Newport . . . . Thomas Knight of Sherrington and Robert Willyson of Newton Longvile vice Edward Penn and Thomas Rawlins; Edward Cripps of Newport Pagnell, Richard Ellis of Hanslopp, William Stacey of [Blank], and Richard Stock of [Blank], were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/7-8)

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Goldwin and Adiel Hawes; John Pond of Farnham Royal, Robert Redding of Hundridge, William Walters of Farnham Royal, and Robert Wright of Bellendon, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24-2 and 5)

Desborough . . John Lee of West Wyccombe and Samuel Smith of Great Marlowe vice John Comyns and William Turner; Joseph Barrabee of West Wyccombe, Thomas Keene of Hambledon, John Morton of Hughenden, and Ralph Rouse of Little Marlow, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/3-4)

Stoke . . . . John Aldridge of Datchett and Longfeild Mosdell of Fulmer vice John Guy and Jonathan Lander; John Borkom of Colebrooke, Richard Chillston of Eaton, Joseph Littleboy of Iver, and William Randall of Wexham, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/1 and 6)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 155-156.  Great Kimble   Joseph Doyley and Daniel Moore vice  Thomas Humphrey and Jeremiah   Wiggersley.  (Sess. R. 24/30)

Cheynes  . . . .  James Cannon vice Thomas Mayho; Thomas Lovett and Ralph Skedmore not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/31)

Hedgerly . . . . Thomas Croft vice William Turner. Witnesses: William Blinco, William Farmborough, Henry Fellow, Matthew Neal, and William Turner.  (Sess. R. 24/32)

Fulmer . . . . Joseph Grove vice George Allen.  Wit- nesses: Daniel Balden, Thomas Biggs, Henry Pears, and John Tredaway. (Sess. R. 24/33)

 

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Wexham . . . . John Roberts vice Henry Bartlett.  Witnesses: William Bavin, Henry Pulford, William Randall, and Matthew Ride.  (Sess. R. 24/34)

Beirton . . . . Robert Stapp vice Benjamin Thorne. (Sess. R. 24/35)

Horton . . . . Francis Haynes vice William Maslyn. (Sess. R. 24/36)

Upton cum Chalvey Thomas Morris and Richard Barnes vice John Hunt and Robert Canby, and Thomas Bennett as tithingman vice John Hewse.  (Sess. R. 24/36)

Eaton near Windsor   Richard Blandy and William Terry vice  William Kimberly and George   Strugnall, and Thomas Hopkins and   Robert Kimberly as tithingmen vice   Richard Capell and Jethro Peirce.   (Sess. R. 24/36)

Colebrooke in Horton   Joseph Anthony and Aaron Slater vice  William Dunt and William Maslyn.   Witnesses: Thomas Biddle, John   Burcombe, William Finch, Joseph   Fullmer, John Richardson, and John   Wells.  (Sess. R. 24/37)

Hugendon . . Daniel Gray vice John Montague; George Russell and Francis Smith not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/38)

Braddenham . . Edward Lee vice Edward Langridge; John Coles not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/39)

Wavendon . . . . John Burt vice Francis Allen.  Witnesses: Richard Cocke, John Leke, [Blank] Simpson, and Samuel Stide. (Sess. R. 24/40)

Bow Brickhill . . William White vice Robert Brinckloe. (Sess. R. 24/40)

Fenny Stratford . . Francis Cox vice William Banbury; John Bradford not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/41)

 

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Clifton Reynes . . Joseph Gale vice William Linney; Thomas Stubbs not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/41)

Haversham . . James Coles vice Jeremiah Browton; John Wassey not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/41)

Becconsfeild . . Henry Cock and John Wilson vice Richard Hoare and Richard Simpson; William Arnott junior, William Grove, Robert Hailly, and David Leerewood not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/42)

Studley . . . . Richard Coates vice Robert Saunders. (Sess. R. 24/43)

Aston Sandford . . William Williams vice Richard Bernard. (Sess. R. 24/43)

Wornall . . . . Bartholomew Tipping vice Thomas Tipping.  (Sess. R. 24/43)

Towersey . . . . John Deane vice Edward Heath.  (Sess. R. 24/43)

Brill . . . . Jonas Hunt and John Hodges vice John Hatchman and John Spiers.  (Sess. R. 24/43)

Waddesden . . John Craker vice Thomas Williams; Henry Gilman continued.  (Sess. R. 24/44)

Ashendon . . Adrian Egleton vice John Egleton. (Sess. R. 24/45)

Stony Stratford West Side   William Daniell continued.  Witnesses:  William Gilpin, Thomas Godfrey, Peter   Harris, William Hartley, Robert   Hatley, Joseph Holloway, Edward   Jenkinson, Thomas Kent, Matthew   Mackinnell, Matthew Miller, Thomas   Pendon, D. Perrott, William Perry,   Edward Snoxall, Leonard Thomson,   Richard Walker, and John Williams.   (Sess. R. 24/46)

Fingest . . . . Christopher West vice James Battin; Richard Morris not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/47)

 

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Hambleton . . John Burrowes and Edward Denham vice Thomas Tyler and Hugh. Wickins; John Hare and John Norcut not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/47)

Turvile . . . . Nathaniel Cuttler vice Ralph Rowles. (Sess. R. 24/47)

Little Marlow . . Edward Illesley vice John Tripp.  (Sess. R. 24/47)

Drayton Beauchamp  Joseph Wells vice Peter Thorneton;  William Weston not sworn.  (Sess. R.24/47a)

Wooburne . . Stephen Knight and Stephen Russell vice Daniel Pontifex and John Stockdale; Richard Poynter and Richard Stanninott not sworn. Samuel Barton and John Dougles as tithingmen vice Joseph Dell and Thomas Honnor.  (Sess. R. 24/48)

Mentmore cum Leburne John Green and John Markeham vice   Thomas Casement and Joseph Cuttler.   (Sess. R. 24/49)

Upper Winchendon Aaron George vice John Cox.  (Sess. R.   24/49)

East Burnham . . Gilbert Devonshire vice John Spencer. (Sess.  R.  24/49)

Cippenham . . John Lidgold vice Robert Pidther; Thomas North and Robert Toms not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/50)

Taploe . . . . William Porter vice John Howe; William Flatt and John Fuller not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/51)

Ellesborough . . Richard Bryant and John Mead vice Richard Greene and Richard Wade; John Hitchcock and John Prince not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/52)

Dorney . . . . John Weston vice Richard Grove; William Maskall not sworn.  Wit- nesses: John Auding, John Dollin, Thomas Goodchild, Richard Seding, and Richard Webb.  (Sess. R. 24/53)

 

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Northall . . . . Francis Grant vice Henry Parsons; Thomas Cobb and Philip Godman not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/54)

Drayton Parslow Richard Chandler and Thomas King vice William Bates and Samuel Fenner.  (Sess. R. 24/55)

Hogston . . . . Charles Horne vice Robert Greene. (Sess. R. 24/55)

Dunton . . . . Thomas Adams vice William Thorpe. (Sess. R. 24/55)

Mursley . . . . Richard Collyer and Francis Leach vice William Stevens and Thomas Woodward.  (Sess. R. 24/55)

Brands Fee . . Thomas Wynch vice John Anthony; Jonathan Floyd and Joseph Rutland not sworn.  Mark Puttnam as tithing- man vice Edward Wynch; Thomas Darrel and John Puttnam not sworn. (Sess. R. 24/56)

Little Brickhill . . Thomas Benson and Henry Hands vice Richard Haddon and John Herbert. Witnesses: James Bevan, Trew Blew, John Hancher, John Harrison, Edward Hatton, Richard Martin, Thomas Peele, Anthony Scot, and Richard Winch, churchwarden.  (Sess. R. 24/57)

Stewkley . . . . John Toffeild vice John Coles; Thomas Grace and John Inwood not sworn. (Sess. R. 24/58)

Cheddington . . Thomas Stevens vice Thomas Seare; Thomas Kimpton junior not sworn. Sess. R. 24/59)

Slapton . . . . William Grant vice Thomas Chappell; Richard Blount not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/60)

Middleton Keynes Henry Lancaster vice John Holloway; John Abbot not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/61)

Broughton . . . . John Kent vice William How; John Page not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/61)

 

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Hogshaw . . . . Joseph Worrall vice James Stevens. (Sess. R. 24/62)

North Crawley . . William Leverett and Thomas Mouse vice Thomas Hall and Thomas Kellowes; Samuel Fensham and George Nash not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/63)

Chicherly . . . . Thomas Gees vice Robert Webb; John Marks not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/63)

Water Eaton . . Charles Bowler vice Daniel Spenley. (Sess. R. 24/64)

Walton . . . . William Barnaby and William Walker vice William Stapp and Thomas Theed.  (Sess. R. 24/65)

Little Kimble . . Stephen Faber vice Daniel Flaxman; Isaac Allin and William Burch not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/66)

Monks Risborough John Lacey and Samuel Williams vice John Liveing and Edward Stevens; John Williams not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/67)

Grendon Richard Hall vice Thomas Deane; Underwood  William Inard junior and Thomas   Radwell not sworn.  (Sess. R.   24/68)

Abotts Aston . . John Milner vice John Bavin; George Elliott not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/69)

Great Hambden . . Thomas Board vice John Riddall; William Paige not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/70)

Cublington . . Isaac Green vice Robert King.  (Sess. R. 24/71)

Radnidge . . . . Thomas White vice Henry Newell; Ralph Stone not sworn.  (Sess. R. 24/72)

Chesham . . . . Richard Amond and Daniel Roberts vice William Partridge and John Ware; William Fellow, Francis Holyman, and Daniel Roberts.  (Sess. 24/73)

 

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Address to the Queen.

p.  157.  “The Humble Addresse of the Lord Leiutenant, High Sherriffe, Justices of the Peace, Grand Jury, and other the Freeholders. . . .”

“May it please your Majestie

“As noe People were ever more Prosperous under the happy Influence of a Glorious Reigne soe it is our Duty to take all Opportunityes to manifest our sincere Affections and hearty Zeale to the Greate Source from whence (under God) all our Blessings flowe, and amongst all the unexpected successes that have Attended your Majesties prudent Conduct and unwearyed Endeavours nothing can make us appeare more formidable abroad and secure at home then the Long wished for Union of your Two Neighbouring Kingdoms, a worke of such Difficulty that tho’ soe often Attempted by your Royall predecessors it seemed reserved only to Add fresh Gloryes to your Majestyes most Auspicious Government.

“May the same Spirit of Union that has always Inspired your Majestyes Councills prevent all Differences and Ani- mosityes amongst your United Subjects.  May your Majestic enjoy a long and prosperous Reigne over us and at last receive the Reward of your unexampled Care and Concerne for the wellfare of all your Leige People and their Posterity.”

Orders.

p.  158.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p.  159.  Mary Pratt, senior, Mary Pratt, junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £2. 16s. 2d., £2. 15s. 4d., £3. 10s. 4d., and £3. 13s. 8d.

 

Richard Haddon, constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £20. 13s. for passing, relieving, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

p.  160.  John Colshill and the overseers of Buckingham were paid £1. 17s. 4d. each for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of the two “County children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.

 

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Thomas Hawkins of Aylesbury and William Walker of Buckingham, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 24/21)

 

p.  161.  William Benson was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house as the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 24/23)

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £8. 9s. 11d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

John Ewstace senior of Haddenham was discharged from the office of overseer of his parish on account of his age and infirmity.

 

p.  162.  The Court gave leave for the erection of a cottage on the waste ground of manor of Leckhamsted, “on or neare the place where the Widow Simpkins House lately stood,” in order to provide a habitation for John Bourton and his wife and three children.  Mrs. Elizabeth West, the lady of the manor, had given her consent.  A petition for this purpose had been signed by the following inhabitants of the parish: John Adams, overseer, Samuel Adcock, Robert Aslide, Emanuel Bicklee, Edward Brasbridge, John Budd, Francis Church, Thomas Coles, overseer, Thomas Cooke, Thomas Goodrich, William Hurst, George Jorden, William Ludde, William Mayo, Samuel Quiney, William Rambe, Simon Robinson, Elias Tomkins, John Warren, George Watsone, and William Yeomans.  (Sess. R. 24/19 and 121)

 

Mr. James Perkins, surgeon, complained that he had “taken greate Care and Paynes and had applyed severall proper Oyntments, Emplaysters, and Medicaments” in the cure of Hannah Davyes, spinster, the servant of Robert White, a poor inhabitant of Drayton Beauchamp, but that the officers of the parish refused to pay his bill.  His case was referred to the justices in the hundreds of Aylesbury.

 

p.  163.  The petition of Edward Turnam of Winslowe for some allowance for the support of “the Widow Spooner, a poor distracted person,” and a daughter of his wife by a 

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former husband, was referred to the justices in the hundreds  of Buckingham and Cottesloe.

 

p. 164.  James Clarke committed to gaol for contempt of court in refusing to obey a maintenance order.  [See p. 125]

 

pp. 165-166.  The Court allowed a certificate, addressed to William, Lord Cowper, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, asking him to recommend the granting of Letters Patent “to collect the Charitable benevolence of well disposed people” in aid of Humphrey Clarke and William Fellowe, both of Dorney, maltsters, who had suffered serious losses from a fire on the 7th March.  John Luffe and Samuel Roberts, bricklayers, and Robert Mewes and Thomas Ward, carpenters, certified that the structural damage amounted to £214. 4s. 6d., and Israel Hobbs, John Oliver, and Thomas Saunders, maltsters, certified that the value of the malt, corn, etc., consumed was £226. 11s. Clarke had already paid duty on 218 quarters of malt, and this duty was to be refunded to him.

 

p. 167.  Thomas Hedges of Abbotts Aston, maltster, was refunded the duty paid by him upon 26 quarters of malt which had been destroyed by fire.

 

The appeal of Chesham against a warrant removing  Robert Wilkinson and his wife from Aston Clynton was dismissed.  (Sess. R. 24/77)

 

p. 168.  The appeal of Bray, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Ann Todd, spinster, from Burneham was dismissed, with 13s. 4d. costs.  (Sess. R. 24/76)

 

p. 169.  The indictment against Thomas Gibson of Little  Kimble [see p.  115] was discharged, upon notice being given that he had done the necessary work.

 

The officers of Whaddon cum Nash complained that, in the recent assessement for the vagrants tax, they were assessed at £1. 18s. 8d. and the hamlet of Shenley Brookend at 12s. 11d., whereas, “according to the Antient way of 

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Rateing,” they should have been assessed together for the sum of £1. 18s. 8d., out of which Shenley Brookend would find 12s. 11d., leaving a balance of £1. 5s. 9d. to be paid by Whaddon cum Nash. “Upon Search made into the Bookes and Records of this Court,” it was found that this contention was correct and it was ordered that the assessment should be revised for the future.

 

p. 170.  Confirmation of a warrant removing John Clarke, with his wife and four children, from Hugendon to Little Missendon.  (Sess. R. 24/75)

 

The recognizances of William Moores of Wendover, labourer, were discharged upon his indemnifying that parish in respect of the child of Jane Walloon, spinster.  Thomas Miller was discharged from gaol and bound over to appear in respect of the child of Elizabeth Eynott of Ickford, spinster.

 

p. 171.  The rates for servants’ wages, for carriage of goods, and for billeting soldiers, and the price of salt, remained unaltered from what was fixed by the justices at the last Easter Session.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of William Redding [see p.  152], Thomas Cock and William Twitchell [see p. 132], and Samuel Jeffery [see p. 115].

Recognizances extended.

p. 172.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crompton [see p. 38], James Clarke [see p. 111], Thomas Miller [see p. 127], and John Collins and Richard Baldwyn [see p. 148].

Recognizances entered into.

John Smith of East Cleydon and William Webb of Middle Cleydon to appear and answer on behalf of their respective parishes.

Jonathan Owin of Winslow, gentleman, with William Gibbs of the same, victualler, and John Cooper of Great Horwood, blacksmith, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Thomas Craft of Winslow, doctor of physic.  (Sess. R. 24/98)

 

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Thomas Cocke of Fifeild, co. Berks, bargeman, with John Carter of Henley, co. Oxford, victualler, as surety, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 24/111)

George Saunders of St. Mary Overs, Southwark, cord- wainer, with William Beck of Wooburne, bargeman, as surety, to keep the peace towards John Stockdell.  (Sess. R. 24/112)

Edward Pond of Brightwell in Burnham, labourer, to keep the peace towards Joan Balam of East Burnham, spinster.  (Sess. R. 24/113)

John Kilpin, baker, and Richard Rivis, butcher, over- seers of Newport Pagnell, for refusing to obey a justices’ order to give a certificate to William Major.  (Sess. R. 24/114)

James White of Great Marlow, bargeman, with William Langley, baker, and Henry Lawrence, bargeman, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Joan, wife of Henry Hebbard of the same, labourer.  (Sess. R. 24/117)

William Hoell junior of Langley Marish, labourer, with William Ambling, victualler, and Richard Killingsworth, cordwainer, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards his father, William Hoell. (Sess. R. 24/118)

William Moores of Wendover, labourer, with Thomas Moores and John Turner, both of Wendover, labourers, as sureties, for bastardy with Jane Walloon of Wendover, spinster.  (Sess. R. 24/119)

Fines and issues.

Coleborne Hodgkin of Becconsfeild fined £1. 10s. for non-attendance on a jury.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 171.

Recognizances discharged.

 p. 173.  The names of all those who extended or entered  into recognizances above, and their sureties, are given.

 

p. 174.  [Blank]

Writs.

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff in respect of the following: the first 25 persons named in Sess. R. 16/3 on page 13, the 4 persons named in Sess. R. 20/161 on page 52, the first 9 persons named in Sess. R. 24/109 on page 80, and Richard Barnes, labourer, and 

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Elizabeth Webb, spinster, both of Great Marlowe, Samuel Beasley and Richard Peirce, both of Horton, labourers, and Thomas Crozyer, senior and junior, both of Wing, labourers. (Sess. R. 24/136)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: no prisoners committed since the last session.  (Sess. R. 24/20)

Newport Pagnell: John Basse, Elizabeth Burgess, John Cherry, Robert Church, Daniel Gadsden, Thomas Petts, and Ann Roberson, were committed and had since been dis- charged.  (Sess. R. 24/74)

 

 

 [From vol. 8]

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

24th April, 1707 [6 Anne]

Recognizances.

Sess.R.  John Darvall of Princes Risborough, yeoman, with

24/137. Edward Darvall and John Gomme, both of the Same, as sureties, to answer to Thomas Kingham and Richard Loosely, supervisors of highways.

Sess.R. Thomas Painter of Maidesmorton, labourer, with

24/138. John Filpott and John Attwood, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to answer for a theft from William Barrotts of the same.

Sess.R. George Jennings of Wendover, labourer, with

24/139. Richard Tuffin of the same, draper, as surety, to answer to John Rymer of the same, butcher.

Sess.R. Peter Deal of Wyrardisbury [Wraysbury] labourer,

24/140. with John Rolls and John Glover, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to answer for assault on Hannah Singer, singlewoman.

Sess.R. Elias Burt, innholder, and John Hare, cordwainer,

24/141. both of Beconsfeild, sureties for Richard Gammon of the same to answer for bastardy with Ruth Mason of Fulmer.

Sess.R. Benjamin Johnson of Eaton, clock-maker, with

24/142. Joseph Johnson of the same and Thomas Johnson of Langley, farmers, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Ovey, his servant, and to answer for the detention of wages from the same.

Sess.R. Robert Hall of North Crawley, yeoman, with John

24/143. Hall of the same, yeoman, as surety, to keep the peace towards Samuel Vaux of the same, and to appear.

Sess.R. Edward Flight of Great Marlow, wheelwright, with

24/144. Silvester Carter junior, of the same, innholder, as surety, to answer to Robert Gray, constable of the same.

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Sess.R. 24/145, 146,143. William Sheene [Sheeny] of Beirton, labourer,

with James Jordan of Aylesbury, brazier, as surety, to keep the peace towards John Steward of the same, butcher, and Ann his wife, and to answer for assault on the said Ann.  John Steward, with Francis Woodcock of Aylesbury, gentleman, as surety, to answer to William Sheene.

Sess.R. 24/147. David Humphrey of Pollicott, hog-driver, to answer for detention of wages from Richard Willson of Chersley, carpenter.

 

[From vol. 3]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

17th July, 1707 [6 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 175.  Edward Beckley of Swanburne, Moses Bristowe (Biscoe) of Brands Fee, John Cooke of Whaddon, William Cripps of Beirton, John Deane of Towersey, William Glenister of Cheddington, gentleman, William Hanes of Bletchley, John Henley of Olney, Matthew Hitchendon of Aylesbury, George Illing of Little Horwood, William Stallwood of Great Hampden, gentleman, John Travell of Hanslopp, Joseph Tredway (Tredwell) of Wooburne, William Turpin of Chalk- more, Thomas Veerey of Wornall, Michael Wells of Aston Clinton, Charles Whitehead of Padbury, Jonathan Widmore of Brands Fee, and Thomas Winter of Wornall.

The following were not sworn: John Ayres of Choules- bury, gentleman, Jonas Bird and John Bovingdon, both of Great Marlow, John Cooper junior of Great Horwood, John Deverell of Steeple Cleydon, Alden Fuller of Newton Longvile, James Harbor of Burnham, Edward Madge of Long Crendon, John Phillipps of Wornall, Thomas Sells of Becconsfeild, Thomas Serjeant of Brill, Francis Symonds of Ibstone, Bennett Tompkins of Newton Longvile, John Ward of Little Horwood, George Willatt junior of Great Horwood, and Hugh Willatt of Whaddon. (Sess. R. 25/36 and 68)

Jurors for the case against the inhabitants of Middle and East Cleydon.

William Adams of Wing, John Alnutt of Towersey, 

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Robert Cox of Aylesbury, Charles Fletch of Cuddington, Christopher Forster of Hartwell, John Gearey of Hawridge, Thomas Grymes of [Blank], Peter Huges of Quainton, Daniel Keene of Wingrove, William Peele of Wing, Joseph Smith of Stokemandevile, and William Worster of Buckland.

The following were not sworn: Matthew Adams of Thornborough, William Atkenson of Chesham, Robert Baker of Cuddington, Daniel Batcheler of Hawridge, William Chase of Chesham, John Cripps of Waddesdon, John Curtis of Shenley Brooke End, Joseph Dudley of [Blank], John Ewstate of Haddenham, Isaac Goufary of Oving, Edward Harding of Wooburn, James Harris of Waddesdon, Thomas Rose junior of Haddenham, John Russell of Chalfont, James Trasby of Bletchley, and Thomas Tredway of Chalfont. (Sess. R. 25/12 and 27/126)

Jurors for the cases against Anne, wife of William Battin, and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Anderson.

Robert Brassett, Thomas Coles, Richard Cox, John Deverell, John Grymes, William Haines, John Hynton, William Marshe, Joseph Miller, Henry Scott, and William Webb.

John Greene was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 25/11)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Hugh Horton of Ellesborough; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Willmer, rector, and Edmund Eyles, churchwarden, of Ellesborough, and witnessed by James Symons and John Lane, both of the same.  He also took the statutory oaths.  (Sess. R. 25/35)

Meeting houses.

p. 176.  The houses of Fabian Clements in Wendover, William Symmonds, tailor, in Turvile Heath (for Quakers), William Dawney, near the Orchard in Aylesbury, lately erected by Richard Cockman and others, John Asbray in Olney, Sarah East, spinster, in West Wiccombe, Samuel Clerke, gentleman, in Becconsfeild, and the barn of Ezekiel Ewer, in the tenure of William Grimsdale, in Chalfont St. Gyles. (Sess. R. 25/8, 9, 10, 13, and 14)

Statutory oaths.

Fabian Clements of Wendover, yeoman, as a preacher 

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or teacher to dissenting protestants, and William Perfect as a gauger of excise; certified by Richard Hampden and Hugh Horton at Ivinghoe.  (Sess. R. 25/25)

Indictments.

p. 177.  The petty constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge for contempt of an order for collecting the tax for the conveyance of vagrants.  (Sess. R. 27/107 and 108)

The inhabitants of Steeple Cleydon and Padbury for not scouring the brook running from Addington Bridge, in Addington and Adstock parishes, through Steeple Cleydon and Padbury, whereby the water is kept up so high that people cannot pass at the ford.

The same for not scouring the brook running from Addington Bridge, in the parishes of Addington and Middle Cleydon, through Steeple Cleydon and Padbury, whereby the water is kept so high at the ford, in the way from Winslowe to Bisiter, co. Oxford, that people cannot pass.

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, Michael Anthony and John Oakley, both of Eton near Windsor, as popish recusants. (Sess. R. 25/69)

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Murseley, and Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslow and Ann, his wife, for absence from church.

William Sheene of Beirton, for assaulting John Steward and for rescuing a horse from him.  [Fined 1s.]  (Sess. R. 25/71)

John Hayward of Great Marlowe, Robert Beale of Chesham Waterside, and Elizabeth Webb of Great Marlowe, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 24/127, 130, and 133)

Matthew Smith, Henry Browne, and Henry Prowde, for illegally building cottages.  [Prowde acquitted] (Sess. R. 24/126, 129, and 132)

Abraham Besouth of Princes Risborough, victualler, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  [Acquitted] (Sess. R. 24/131)

 

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John Crawley of Little Missenden, gardener, for obstructing the highway in Chesham, leading from Berkhampstead St. Peter, co. Hertford, to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex, with his cart.  (Sess. R. 25/82)

Elizabeth, wife of William Sheene, Mary and Alice Sheene, spinsters, all of Beirton, for carrying away a gate belonging to William Dover of the same, weaver.  Information by Richard Turner, servant to William Dover.  [Fined 1s. each]  (Sess. R. 25/29 and 83)

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Anderson of Iver, labourer, for stealing a cambric hood, value 6d., from John Hawkins of the same.  Information by Ann, wife of John Hawkins. [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 25/24 and 84)

Ann, wife of William Battin of Thame, co. Oxford, labourer, for stealing a great-coat, two riding hoods, and a pair of "pattins," value 10d., from Daniel Heaton at Winslowe.  (Sess. R. 25/81)

Anthony Davyes of Brill, for selling goods on Sunday. [Fined 5s.; pauper]  (Sess. R. 24/28)

Eleanor Willson of Princes Risborough, widow, for harbouring vagrants.  (Sess. R. 24/125)

Presentments of the constables.

p. 178.  Thomas Davy of Wendover, victualler, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 25/66a and 78)

Nathaniel Brookes of Wingrave and Francis Seabrooke of Cheddington for fighting on Sunday.  (Sess. R. 25/46)

William Tregoe of Amersham Woodside for not returning articles and presentments.

The petty constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge for not making their presentments.

The first three persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 25/41 and 66a)

The seven persons indicted above for absence from church were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 25/66)

Alehouse-keepers.

Abraham Besouth, John Straton, William Lane, Daniel Littlepage, Esther Chapman, and Frederick Nash, all of Princes Risborough.  (Sess. R. 25/65)

 

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Petty constables sworn.

Burneham . . William Rolls and John Biddle vice Henry Coulsey and Richard Stafford; William Ive, John Corke, and Richard Holte not sworn.  Witnesses: John Goldin, John Vaughan, Richard Lathbury, Charles Steern, and Thomas Wood.  (Sess. R. 25/5)

Ashley Greene . . Josias Searle vice John Feild; Isaac Barefoot not sworn.  (Sess. R. 25/4)

Aylesbury . . James Jordan vice Thomas Hackshaw; John Ivory and William Marsh not sworn.  (Sess. R. 25/2)

Bledlowe . . John Bigg vice Robert Dossett. (Sess. R. 25/3)

Bledlowe Ridge . . John Hill vice Ralph Stone junior. (Sess. R. 25/3)

Simpson . . . . Richard Cox vice John Lake.  (Sess. R. 25/1)

Woollston Magna . .          John Chadd vice Thomas Robinson. (Sess. R. 25/1)

Orders.

p. 179.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worseley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p. 180.  Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 7s., £3. 6s. 2d., £3. 12s. 10d., and £3. 8s. 8d.

 

John Colshill and Alexander Olliffe were paid £1. 12s. each for twelve weeks’ maintenance of two "County children,” and 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.

 

p. 181.  William Daniell, constable of Stonney Stratford Westside, was paid £5. 18s., Samuel Buckley, constable of Stonney Stratford Eastside, £5. 9s. 6d., Thomas Benson, constable of Little Brickhill, £9. 15s. 6d., and Henry Hands, another of the constables of Little Brickhill, £10. 19s., for passing and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

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p. 182.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £6. 16s. 7d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 183.  Mr. Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, was paid £19. 10s. for putting in execution an Order in Council for taking an account of papists and of their estates, and another order for the return of jurors pursuant to a recent Act of Parliament, for engrossing an address to the Queen upon the success of her arms in Flanders and Spain, for copying an Order in Council for recruiting the land forces and marines, and for several other services.

 

p. 184.  Mr. Jonathan Sayer, under-sheriff, was paid £2 for one year's "Exhibition money" due to the prisoners of the Queen's Bench and Marshalsea, which he had paid to Mr. Hyde, Receiver to Lord Chief Justice Holt, with 2s. he paid for the acquittance.

 

Thomas Beckett of Westend in Waddesdon and Thomas Booker of Middle Claydon, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 25/17)

 

Richard Gillam, servant to William Lyford, was com­ mitted to the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe at hard labour for a fortnight for negligence in his master's service.

 

Henry Clarke of Stone, yeoman, was discharged of the office of overseer of the poor of the parish of Stone and Henry Stanbridge was appointed in his place.

 

p. 185.  The appeal of Chalkmore against a warrant for removing John Clerke, Mary, his wife, and Robert, their child, from Stonney Stratford was allowed.  (Sess. R. 25/16)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for the removal of Sarah Dove from Newton Longvile to Lidlington, co. Bedford. (Sess. R. 25/34)

 

p. 186.  The appeal of Bushey, co. Hertford, against the 

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removal of Ann Hankins and William, her son, from Denham was dismissed as regards Ann Hankins, but allowed as regards her son.  (Sess. R. 25/19)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for the removal of Mary Winckles and William Elliott from Aylesbury to Hedington, co. Oxford. Information that Mary Winckles was with child by William Davis, a journeyman with James Jorden of Aylesbury, brazier.  (Sess. R. 25/30 and 33)

 

p. 187.  Leave granted to William Dudley of Woolston Magna to convert a barn which he bought from his father, Richard Dudley, into a dwelling-house.

 

The recognizance of John, son of Anthony Turney, citizen and ironmonger of London, to appear and answer for an attempted rape on Mary Hay was discharged, it appearing that upon the evidence of Mary Hay and of Thomas Dowdeswell the grand jury returned the indictment ignoramus.  (Sess. R. 25/72)

 

The surveyors of Princes Risborough and Weston Turvile were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and

Mary, c. 12.

 

p. 188.  The appeal of Chearsly against the settlement of Elizabeth White was allowed.  (Sess. R. 25/23)

 

Process against Thomas Davy of Wendover for a misdemeanour was stayed.

 

p. 189.  The complaint of Thomas Hutchins and his wife, poor inhabitants of Little Horwood, against the overseers of the poor was referred to certain justices.

 

The order for the removal of Thomas Cox from Long Crendon to Cuddington was dismissed  (Sess. R. 25/32)

 

Upon the report of Thomas Coles of Ickford, gentleman,

 

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certain justices were to inspect Ickford Bridge and to report on the repairs necessary to be done.

 

p. 190.  Upon information by Martha Smith that Mary Winckles was not pregnant, William Davyes of Shepton Mallet, co. Somerset, brazier, who had been arrested for the paternity of the child, was discharged.  [See p. 186]  (Sess. R. 25/31)

 

Writ of certiorari for the removal of the indictments against the inhabitants of East Cleydon, with the recognizance of William Abel, esquire, and John Smith, two of the inhabitants, to be removed into the Queen's Bench.

 

The appeal of Thomas Miller against an order for the maintenance of the child of Elizabeth Eynett of Ickford was dismissed.  [See p. 127]

Indictments confessed and traversed

 p. 191.  The convictions of Anthony Davyes and Elizabeth Anderson.  [See p. 178]

The inhabitants of Middle Cleydon were found not guilty of not repairing a highway between Grimes Lane and Addington Bridge, leading from Middle Cleydon to Winslowe. (Sess. R. 27/127 and 128)

Recognizances extended.

p. 192.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crompton [see p. 38], and Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p.  148].

Fines and issues.

John Phillipps of Wornehall, Jonas Bird of Marlowe, and Francis Symonds of Ipston, fined £1. 10s. each for non- attendance on juries.

Recognizances discharged.

William Haynes of Aylesbury, William Sheene, alias Thorne, and Edward Bicker of Beirton, Thomas Lane of Bletchley, John Greenwood, Thomas Fryer, and Richard Ware, all of Chesham, Thomas Miller senior, Thomas Lansdell, and John Smith, all of East Cleydon, William Webb of Middle Cleydon, Henry Wright of Drayton Beauchamp, John Cuttlowe of Drayton Parslowe, William Lyford of 

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Eton, Thomas Tarbox of Hollingdon, Thomas Miller junior of Ickford, John Anderson and John Hawkins, both of Iver, William, Thomas, and Joseph Gibbs, Thomas Spoole, Daniel Spenlowe, Richard Everall, and William Fairey, all of Fenny Stratford, James Clark of Norchurch, William Beck of Wooburn, George Saunders of St. Mary Ottery, co. Surrey [sic], and Anthony Turney of London, with his son John.

 

pp. 193-194.  [Blank]

Recognizances entered into.

Henry Wright of Drayton Beauchamp, labourer, with William Haines of Aylesbury as surety, to keep the peace towards Sarah Sellett, widow.  (Sess. R. 25/52)

William Gibbs of Fenny Stratford, butcher, with Thomas Lane of Bletchley, grazier, as surety, to keep the peace towards William Fairey and Richard Everall.  (Sess. R. 25/53)

John, son of Anthony Turney, near the Old Swan, London, ironmonger, with Anthony Turney as surety. (Sess. R. 25/54)

William Bottin of Thame, co. Oxford, yeoman, with Benjamin Smith of Okeley, yeoman, as surety, for Ann Bottin to appear and answer for stealing a pair of "pattins." (Sess. R. 25/56)

William Lyford of Eton, butcher, with Thomas Hopkins of the same, labourer, and John Anderson of Iver, yeoman, as sureties, to answer Richard Gillam, his late servant, for turning him out of service.  (Sess. R. 25/57)

John Hawkins of Iver, sawyer, to prosecute Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Anderson, for felony.  (Sess. R. 25/58)

John Greenwood of Chesham, blacksmith, with Thomas Fryer, tailor, and Richard Ware, shovel-maker, both of Chesham, as sureties to keep the peace towards John Seavern of Chesham, barber. [Ignoramus]  (Sess. R. 25/59 and 73)

Thomas King of Drayton Parslow, husbandman, with John Cutlowe of the same, husbandman, as surety for John King to answer Mary Pateman.  (Sess. R. 25/60)

Thomas and Joseph Gibbs, both of Fenny Stratford, butchers, with Daniel Spenlow, yeoman, and Thomas Spool,

 

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feltmonger, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards William Fairey and Richard Everell, both of the same, labourers.  (Sess. R. 25/61 and 62)

William Speen, alias Sheney, of Beirton, labourer, with Edward Bicker of the same, labourer, as surety, for his daughters, Mary and Alice, to answer Richard Turner. (Sess. R. 25/51)

Informations.

Matthew Jerome of Drayton Parslow, labourer; that he saw John, son of Thomas King, throw a stone and hit the body of Mary Pateman on the back, which judging "by the bigness of the stone must needs hurt her."  Sarah Windsor and Sarah Rogers, two infants, "not sworne by reason of their very tender years," were playing and heard Sarah Windsor accuse Mary Pateman of stealing a knife. Joseph Turnor of Winslow, surgeon; that he was called at night to see Mary Pateman by her parents, and could find no outward wound, but she complained of great pain in her shoulder and "could not endure to be touched." He believes the fits which she had were occasioned by fright.  He "lett her blood, bathed her side and applied a searcloth," which he hoped would have a good effect.  He "cannot say she is in apparent danger of her life or that she is yett quite out of danger."  (Sess. R. 25/26)

Richard Everal; that William Fairey of Stratford, gardener, asked him and John Hobbs and William Pareman to go to Francis Duncombe to fetch a warrant against Thomas Gibbs and others for violently beating and assaulting him in the house of Widow Cherry in Stratford.  When they had obtained their warrant and had returned home they were informed by Lucy Everal, Martha Fairey, and Elizabeth Bayley that Joseph, Thomas, and William Gibbs and William Wells "were gone out to waylay them and to fight them." When they had come to Stratford and entered the house of Robert Fairey, brother to William, they saw Joseph Gibbs there and immediately afterwards William and Thomas Gibbs and William Wells came in and caught hold of the deponent's coat, used threatening speeches to him, and would have struck at him with a whip but were prevented by Joan Hinchley.  (Sess. R. 25/28 and 49)

 

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Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: John Jones, committed as a disorderly person, and John Sanders, for creating disorders at Great Hampden, were discharged.  (Sess. R. 25/21)

Newport Pagnell: Charity Hooton and Thomas Free- man were discharged; Abigail Masson remained in custody. (Sess. R. 25/27)

Prisoners to appear.

Elizabeth Anderson for stealing linen from Ann, wife of John Hawkins; William Davis for sureties for the bastard child of Mary Winkles.  (Sess. R. 25/20)

Writs.

Writ of capias ad respondendum, see Appendix, No. IV. (Sess. R. 26/6)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 25/64)

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 27/125)

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

9th October, 1707 [6 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 195.  Robert Badrick, Henry Ball, Thomas Barrett, Thomas Berry, Henry Clarke, William Cooke, William Dannell, James Gayler, Thomas Goodson, Richard Green- wood, Jonas Harding, John Hobbs, Thomas Hogg, Richard Leapidge, William Neighbour, John Perkins, John Plater, Joseph Rose, Thomas Spicer, Richard Willson, and John Woollams.  (Sess. R. 26/41)

Sacrament certificates.

John Busby of Aylesbury, Captain in the Regiment of Marines under the command of Colonel Churchill; certified by the Rev. Isaac Loddington, vicar, and John Wigson, churchwarden, and witnessed by Charles Palmer and Richard Smith, doctors in physic, all of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 26/2)

George Alford, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, rector, and Ephraim Shrimpton and Paul Munday, churchwardens, and witnessed by Samuel Guise and John Rose, gentlemen, all of Chepping Wycombe.  (Sess. R. 26/3)

 

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Samuel Guise, schoolmaster of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the above and witnessed by George Alford and John Rose, both of Chepping Wiccombe, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 26/4)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

p. 196.  A newly-erected house in Berry Field, Amersham, the houses of Thomas Harris and William Baldwin in Padbury, of John Ingram in Buckland (Sess. R. 6/23), of William Child in High Wiccombe, and of Robert Wade in West Wiccombe.

Indictments.

Robert Purser of St. Brides, London, coachman, for assaulting Charles Howard, esquire.  (Sess. R. 25/75)

Thomas Salmon, Elizabeth, wife of Roger Parratt, and Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hedge, all of Castle Thrupp, for rescuing cattle belonging to Thomas Salmon, Roger Parratt, and Richard Hedge, which were being driven by Richard Parratt.  [Fined 1s.  each] (Sess. R. 25/76)

Francis Seabrooke of Cheddington, labourer, for assault- ing Nathaniel Brookes.  (Sess. R. 25/77)

Nathaniel Brookes of Wingrave, labourer, for assaulting Francis Seabrooke.  (Sess. R. 25/79)

William Tregoe, constable of Amersham Woodside, for neglecting to make his presentments.  (Sess. R. 25/80)

John Robins of Wendover, tallow-chandler, for stealing poultry belonging to Richard Tuffin.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]  (Sess. R. 26/66)

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, and Michael Anthony and John Oakely, both of Eton near Windsor, as popish recusants. (Sess. R. 26/68)

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Mursely, and Robert Cutler and Ann, his wife, both of Drayton Parslowe, for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 26/69)

Presentments of the constables.

p. 197.  The petty constables of Aston Mullins and Waldridge for not making their presentments.

 

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The persons indicted above for recusancy and for not attending church were presented respectively for the same offences.  (Sess. R. 26/52, 59, and 61)

Alehouse-keepers.

Abraham Besouth, Daniel Littlepage, John Straton,  William Lane, Esther Chapman, and Frederick Nash, all of Princes Risborough, and Ann House, William Stevens, and Joseph Walker, all of Bledlow. (Sess. R. 26/60)

Petty constables sworn.

Swanbourne                         . . Michael Symons and Richard Anstee vice William Moorecroft and William Hall; Thomas Gresham not sworn. (Sess. R. 26/17)

Quainton . . . . Peter Clarke vice John Edels; William Leeton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 26/18)

Chalfont St. Giles . . Anthony Kibble and Joseph Henton vice Francis Honnor and Ralph East; William Kibble and Thomas Pewsey not sworn.  Witnesses: Thomas Ewer, Joseph Bartlett, Thomas Hill, John Grimsdale, Charles Piercy, Richard Lovett, Roger Ewer, Francis Honnor, Thomas Betsworth, and John Buckmaster.  (Sess. R. 26/22)

Weston Turvile . . Richard Babham and Samuel Birch vice Jonas Smith and Daniel Sweby; William Henly not sworn.  (Sess. R. 26/20)

Penn . . . . Daniel Honner vice Henry Higgins; John Nash not sworn.  (Sess. R. 26/21)

Wiccombe Forrens Joseph Shingleton vice John Racke- straw; Jeremiah Francis not sworn. (Sess. R. 26/19)

Orders.

p. 198.  Henry Munday, William Worsely, and John Rose, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respec tive bills of £3. 6s. 6d., £3. 6s. 6d., £3. 1s. 10d., and £3. 1s. 10d. 

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p. 199.  John Colshill and Alexander Olliffe were paid £1. 9s.4d. each for eleven weeks' maintenance of two “County children,” and a further 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.

 

p. 200.  William Daniell, constable of Stonney Stratford Westside, Samuel Buckley, constable of Stonney Stratford Eastside, and Henry Hands and Thomas Benson, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid respectively £13. 11s. 6d., £11. 6s., £81. 3s., and £17. 17s., for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

p. 201.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £7. 18s.10d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 202.  William Benson, gentleman, was paid £10 for the half year’s rent of his house at Aylesbury, used as a County gaol.  (Sess. R. 26/28)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing Richard Under- wood and Elizabeth Tims, his servant, from Thorneborough to Bletchley.  (Sess. R. 26/37)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing William Simms, with his wife and children, from Chepping Wiccombe to St. Hellens in Abingdon, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 26/45)

 

p. 203.  The appeal of Thomas Miller of Ickford against maintaining the female child of Elizabeth Eynott, single- woman, as dismissed.  Order for his apprehension on refusing to give security.

 

p. 204.  The order for the repair of Ickford Bridge was continued.

The petition of Peregrine Ford, a poor inhabitant of Cuddington, for some relief was referred to the justices.

 

John Fry of Steeple Cleydon and Mary Furnace of Houghton, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 26/24 and 25)

 

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p. 205.  The indictment against the constables of Waldridge for non-payment of County rates was stayed on the payment by the widow of Richard Ingoldsby, esquire, owner of the Lordship or Liberty of Waldridge, of her proportion.

 

The appeal of Winslowe against a warrant removing Thomas Mills from Quainton was dismissed on the production of his indenture of apprenticeship, dated the 29th February, 1697, showing that he was the son of Vincent Mills of Quainton, shoemaker, and that he was apprenticed to Joseph Bigg of Kingston-upon-Thames, bricklayer. (Sess. R. 26/35, 36, and 38)

 

p. 206.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Elizabeth White, widow, from Chearsley to Oakley.  (Sess R 26/33)

 

The appeal of St. Mary Magdalen in the City of Oxford against a warrant for the removal of George Bampton, with his wife and three children, from Chearsley was dismissed. (Sess. R. 26/32)

 

p. 2O7.  The appeal of Barkhamsted St. Mary, alias Norchurch, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Thomas Cope and Ann, his wife, from Ivinghoe was adjourned for the evidence of Thomas Cope and Edward Deane.  (Sess. R. 26/31)

 

p. 208.  The appeal of Swanborne against a warrant removing Thomas Marriott, with his wife and two children, from Haddenham was dismissed on it appearing that Marriott was a hired servant at Swanborne.  (Sess. R. 26/34)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing John Law and Elizabeth, his wife, from Great Missenden to Lee.  (Sess. R. 26/33)

 

p. 209.  The recognizances of John Crumpton of Bugbrooke, co. Northampton, labourer, and of John Godfrey and Anne Teagle, both of Dunsanger, co. Northampton, his sureties, for his appearance to answer for bastardy with Honorah 

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Newman of Shenley, were estreated.  A copy of this order was to be delivered to John Crumpton and the others by the bailiff of the three hundreds of Newport.

 

The recognizances of Philip Goodyer of Winslowe, collarmaker, and of Philip Bayly and Thomas Goodyer, his sureties, were discharged because of the death of Goodyer.

 

The recognizances of John Taylor, late of Shenley, gentleman, and of John Percivall of the same, his surety, were estreated unless Taylor appeared at the next session. A copy of this order was to be delivered by the bailiff of the three hundreds of Newport.

 

pp. 210-211.  The indictments against the inhabitants of Steeple Cleydon and Padbury were stayed.  [See p. 177] (Sess. R. 26/64)

 

p. 212.  The complaint of Joanna Clark “for want of reliefe” was referred to certain justices.

 

Thomas Dean, committed as a vagrant, was discharged.

 

The widow of Andrew Miller was granted the same pension as was paid to her late husband.

 

p. 213.  The poor “County child” kept with Alexander Olliffe was apprenticed to William Lee junior of Aylesbury, carpenter.

 

Jonathan Sawyer, under-sheriff, was paid £15 for his services.

 

The names of persons liable to serve on juries, rendered by the chief constables, were to be enrolled in two books; the one to be kept by the under-sheriff, and the other for the Court.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 214.  The convictions of John Crawley [see p. 177], and of John Robbins [see p. 196].

 

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Richard Ingram of Weston Turvile, yeoman, was bound over for refusing to work on the highways [see p. 132].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crompton [see p. 38], and Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p. 148].

Recognizances entered into.

p. 215.  Henry Backhouse of Braggenham, labourer [of Soulbury, horse-courser], with James Gilloway, innholder, and Jonathan Glyn, blacksmith, both of Newport, and with Thomas and William Stevens, as sureties, for his appearance at the next Assizes to answer for giving a counterfeit receipt in lieu of payment of land tax.

Thomas Payne of Great Brickhill, schoolmaster, with John Hooton, yeoman, and William Chybnall, draper, both of Newport Pagnell, to prosecute and to give evidence against Henry Backhouse.  (Sess. R. 26/1)

William Church of Wooburn, miller, to answer Hugh Stratton of the same, paper-maker.  (Sess. R. 26/7)

George Wingrave of Penn, husbandman, with Benjamin Birch of the same, husbandman, as surety, and Thomas Wingrave of the same, husbandman, with Richard Wright of the same, husbandman, as surety, and Matthew Evans of Amersham, to keep the peace towards one another and towards Mary, mother of Thomas, and Ann, wife of George, respectively.  (Sess. R. 26/ 8 and 9)

Jane Filby of East Burnham, widow, with George White of Burnham, labourer, as surety, to keep the peace towards Robert Rose and Jane, his wife, both of Emill in Burnham.  (Sess. R. 26/10)

John and James Dell, both of Leyhill in Chesham, yeomen, with John Glenister of Berkhamstead St. Mary, alias Northchurch, co. Hertford, yeoman, and Samuel Ware of Chesham, yeoman, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Martha, wife of Joseph Dell of Chesham.  (Sess. R. 26/11, 12, and 12a)

Philip Goodcher of Winslow, collarmaker, with Philip Bayly, vintner, and Thomas Goodcher, collarmaker, both of the same, as sureties, to answer for receiving stolen goods. (Sess. R. 26/13)

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William Dover of Beirton, labourer, with Finch Howse and Thomas Jorden, gentlemen, both of the same, as sureties, to answer Francis Lygoe.  (Sess. R. 26/14)

John Robins of Wendover, tallow-chandler, with John Taylor and William North, tailors, both of the same, as sureties, to answer Richard Tuffin of the same, shopkeeper. (Sess. R. 26/15)

John Austin junior of Newport Pagnell, tailor, with John Austin senior of the same, tailor, as surety, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 26/16)

Informations.

Benjamin Waller and James Page, both of Newport Pagnell, and Thomas Bankes, concerning a goose stolen by John Austin.  (Sess. R. 26/42 and 43)

Examinations.

Elizabeth Reynolds and Mary Capell, both of Little Kimble, spinsters, concerning an assault made by Thomas Rogers.  (Sess. R. 27/48)

Prisoners.

William Usell, charged by Henry Lawrence of Lurge- shall, yeoman, with stealing pewter, silver, and other articles.

Thomas Dean, charged with murdering his male child aged about four years.  (Sess. R. 25/30)

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Richard Gillam, committed to hard labour for neglecting his master’s service.  Since dis- charged.

Thomas Lee, for divers felonies, and John Jones, for pilfering.  (Sess. R. 26/44)

Fines and issues.

John Jemmett of Denham fined £1. 10s. for non- attendance on a jury.

Roger Penn, esquire, sheriff, paid 6s. 8d. and 3s. 4d. for fines paid to him by John Robbins and John Crawley respectively.  [See p. 214]

Recognizances discharged.

Jane Filby and George White, both of East Burnham, Thomas Wingrave, Richard Wright, George Wingrave, and Benjamin Birch, all of Penn, Matthew Evans of Amersham, James Dell of Leyhill in Chesham, John Glenister of Bark- 

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hamsted St. Peter, Samuel Ware of Chesham, William Church of Wooburn, Henry Backhouse of Soulbery, James Gilloway, Jonathan Glyn, John Hooton, William Chybnall, John Austin junior, and John Austin senior, all of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Payne of Great Brickhill, William Dover, Finch Howse, and Thomas Jorden, all of Beirton, John Robbins, John Taylor, and William North, all of Wendover, Philip Bayly, and Thomas Goodyer.

 

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AT AYLESBURY,

15th January, 1707-08 [6 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 217.  Thomas Baldwin of Upton, Thomas Cox of Long Crendon, William Cripps of Beirton, James Crosby of Bletchley, Michael Gaffeild of Wingrove, Thomas Gates of Chesham, John Ginger of Little Hampden, William Grace junior of Cublington, Thomas Hedges of Abbotts Aston, John Hester of Long Crendon, William Hill of Beirton, John Hunt of Dinton, Jonathan Lander of Upton, William Oliver of Chearsley, Richard Puttnam of Woughton, Joseph Wells senior and Michael Wells, both of Aston Clynton.

The following were not sworn: Thomas Abbott of Steeple Cleydon, Edward Alling of Water Eaton, William Baldwin of Padbury, Thomas Buck of Great Brickhill, Francis Carter of Beaconsfeild, Edward Chandler of Cubbing- ton (“no such person”), Henry Clarke of Chilton, Edward Fellows of Beaconsfeild, Thomas Hogg of Adstock, John Horne of Newton Longvile, Daniel How of Hardwick, Thomas Ingram of Whitchurch, Richard Redding senior of Hardwick, Charles Whitehall of Padbury, William Worster of Buckland, and John Wright of Great Brickhill.  (Sess. R. 27/57, 76, and 93)

Jurors for the cases against Richard Ingram and Henry Proude.

Thomas Brookes, Robert Cox, William Edmonds, John Goldsworth, William Hauthorne, Matthew Hitchendon, 

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William Howard, Thomas King, William Lee, Alexander North, Robert Todd, and William Shepherd.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Timothy Wingfeild, esquire, sheriff; certified by the Rev. Humphrey Drake, rector, and William Hopper and Richard Nash, churchwardens, of Amersham, and witnessed by Zachary Allnutt of Chepping Wycombe, gentleman, and John Leach of West Wycombe, turner. (Sess. R. 27/88)

Produced by the Rev. William Earbury of Ivinghoe, clerk, vicar of Ivinghoe; certified by the Rev. William Colemare, vicar, and Richard Bridges, churchwarden, of Edlesborough, and witnessed by John Wyatt and William Walduck, both of Ivinghoe.  (Sess. R. 27/90)

Produced by Henry Elderton, officer of excise; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, vicar, and John Wilson, churchwarden, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by Robert Wheeler and Thomas Egleton, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 27/89)

Meeting houses.

p. 218.  The house of Daniel Bovingdon of Becconsfeild was registered in accordance with the act I William and Mary, c. 18.  (Sess. R. 27/114)

Enlistments.

The following were enlisted in accordance with the act of 4 Anne, c. 19, “for the encouragement and encrease of seamen and for the better and speedier manning her Majesty’s fleet”: William Edwards and John Fryer, brought by the constables of Great Marlowe, and handed over to Captain William Akies’ company in the Honourable Brigadier Hans Hamilton’s Regiment.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 219.  Finch Howes of Broughton in Beirton and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, Michael Anthony and John Oakley, both of Eaton near Windsor, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 27/55) Presented by William Barker’s division of Aylesbury Three Hundreds.  (Sess. R. 27/91)

John Typper and Mary, his wife, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of 

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Thomas Waters, all of Mursley cum Salden, and Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, for absence from church.

The constables of Barton Hartshorns, Edgcott, Marsh Gibbon, Steeple Cleadon, and Westbury report nothing. (Sess. R. 27/115-119)

Alehouse-keepers.

Widow Hoult, Joseph Walker, and William Stevens, all of Bledlow, and Abraham Besouth, John Straton, William Lane, Frederick Nash, Daniel Littlepage, and Esther Chap- man, all of Princes Risborough. (Sess. R. 27/92)

Indictments.

The six persons presented above for recusancy were indicted for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 27/103 and 106)

The eight persons presented above for absence from church were indicted for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 102 and 106a)

Anthony Davies junior of Brill, yeoman, for wounding William Leadbury.  [No true bill] (Sess. R. 27/97 and 101)

John Chapman, Charles Darvall, Jeremiah Stevens and William Grange, all of Ballinger in Great Missenden, labourers, for unlawful buildings.  (Sess. R. 27/109, 111, and 112)

Thomas King junior of Whaddon, yeoman, for wounding John Moore.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 27/113)

Thomas Rogers of Little Kimble, labourer, for assaulting Elizabeth Reynolds. Sureties John Howes and Stephen Fairbour, both of Little Kimble, yeomen.  (Sess. R. 27/85 and 99)

Daniel Floud of Chesham, labourer, for obstructing the highway in the market place at Chesham with dung.  [No true bill]  (Sess.  R.  27/100)

Robert Greene of Abbots Aston and George Blackhead of North Marston, victuallers, for keeping disorderly ale- houses.  [No true bills]  (Sess. R. 26/67 and 98)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Boveny . . . . Joseph Street vice Thomas Lee; Henry Webb and John Clarke not sworn. Thomas Ive as tithingman.  Witnesses: John Aplebe, John Webb, Ralph Wesson, John Arden, and Joseph Street. (Sess. R. 27/31)

 

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Hanslopp . . . . Joseph Ratteney vice Joseph Woodland.  (Sess. R. 27/124)

Denham . . . . Peter Moxley and Isaac Harris vice [Blank].  Witnesses: Thomas Carter, Nathaniel Weeden, Daniel Coggs, John Gaylor, Thomas Bening, and James Gaylor.  (Sess. R. 22/122)

Wingrave . . Nicholas Lucas vice John Keene; Daniel Keene not sworn.  (Sess. R. 27/121)

Buckland . . . . William Brandon vice Henry Norwood; Thomas Gurney not sworn.  (Sess. R. 27/120)

Sanderton . . John Darvall vice Adam Wilcock; Edmund Neighbour not sworn.  (Sess. R. 27/123)

Orders.

p. 220.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p. 221.  William Daniell, constable of Stonney Stratford Eastside [sic], was paid £17, Samuel Buckley, constable of Stonney Stratford Eastside, £9. 6s., Henry Hands, constable of Little Brickhill, £1. 2s. 6d., and Thomas Benson, another of the constables of Little Brickhill, £21. 7s. 6d., for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples.  (Sess. R. 27/22-25)

 

p. 222.  John Colshill and Alexander Olliffe were paid £1. 17s. 4d. for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of two “County children,” and 10s. each for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 27/19-21)

 

Alexander Olliffe was paid £1. 10s. for providing fire, candle, and watchers for Joseph Bazely, a poor child who had “layne and languished” of a violent fever and other dis- tempers, of which he died.  (Sess. R. 27/46)

 

p. 223.  Mary Pratt senior, widow, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were 

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paid their respective bills of £4. 9s. 2d., £4. 6s. 10d., £3. 3s. 4d., and £3. 3s. The detailed accounts show that each baker provided each prisoner with seven loaves a month at the cost of 2d. a loaf.  The names of the prisoners were as follows: felons—Richard, Elizabeth, Jane, and Elizabeth Faulkner, William Usell, Elizabeth Anderson, and John Hall; debtors— Gregory Danby, Elizabeth Hicks, Samuel Hartley, John Herbert, John Liveing, William Mountague, Henry Bartlett, William Smith, John Dix, John Saltmarsh, Margaret Furnace, William Fry, and Thomas Hawkins.  (Sess. R. 27/1-6, 8-15, 17, 18, 29, and 30)

 

p. 224.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £8. 4s. 10d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  [The bill is given in full in Sess. R. 27/28 and 94]

 

p. 225.  Mr. Thomas Coles was paid £7. 16s. for the repair of Ickford Bridge.  A further sum was allowed for the provision of “twoe oaken posts and some gravell” to strengthen and perfect the work. (Sess. R. 27/26 and 27)

 

Mr. John Bougham of Thornborough was paid £4. 15s. for the repair of Thornborough Bridge undertaken by orders of one of the justices, although the Court was “doubtfull whether all or but part of the said bridge belonged to the said County and whether the repayres were done on the part of the said bridge which belonged to the County.”  (Sess. R. 27/38)

 

p. 226.  Timothy Tims of Cuddington, Richard Dale of Sinckleborough, and Thomas Stopp of Buckland, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 27/37)

 

All “issues sett upon jurors” that have made default were spared “in regard of the wett and rainy weather and badnesse of the highways to travell.”

 

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ordered to survey the highway between Fornhill, co. Bedford, and the town of Stonny Stratford, and to report whether inhabitants of Bletchley, and of Stoke Brewen and Cosgrove, co. Northampton, had dug the stones in the grounds of Sir Joseph Alston and Mr. Horne at Bradwell, as ordered by Mr. Thomas Norman, Mr. Valentine Budd, and Mr. Williams, the surveyors appointed under the act (5 Anne, c. 21), and had used them for the repair of the highway, and as to whether the money collected under the act had been properly employed.

 

p. 227.  The Court allowed the certificate of the loss by Humphrey Clarke of Dorney, maltster, of 218 quarters of malt consumed by fire, and the reimbursement of £10 10s. duty paid thereon.

 

p. 228.  The appeal of Bovingdon, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Sarah Wheeler from Great Missenden was allowed upon the evidence that she had first bound herself apprentice to John Birch of Bovingdon, husbandman, but subsequently to William Seabrooke of Hyde in Great Missenden, husbandman.  (Sess. R. 27/51)

 

p. 229.  The appeal of Flitwyck, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Henry Miller and Mary, his wife, from Stewkley was dismissed.  (Sess. R. 27/45)

 

The appeal of Joseph Langton, tenant of a farm in Farneham Royal, formerly in the occupation of Widow Jones, against his assessment for poor rate was dismissed.

 

p. 230.  The appeal of Lee against a warrant removing Jeremiah Stevens from Great Missenden was dismissed. (Sess. R. 27/49)

 

The appeal of Laighton Bussard, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Richard Willis from Stewkley, was adjourned on the evidence of Nicholas Willis, his father, that Richard had been servant to John Mash of Laighton.  (Sess. R. 27/32)

 

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p. 231.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Isaac Keene from Great Missenden to Cheynes on the evidence of Isaac Keene, blacksmith, father of the abovementioned Isaac.  (Sess. R. 27/36)

 

p. 232.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Thomas Marriott, Elizabeth, his wife, and his two children from Swanborne to Hogston, on the evidence that Thomas, when single, was for a year a hired servant in husbandry in Hogston, and that he afterwards went as a hired servant in husbandry to Swanborne, but that before he left Hogston he married Elizabeth, his wife.  (Sess. R. 27/40)

 

p. 233.  The appeal by Barkhamsted St. Mary, alias Norchurch, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Thomas Cope and Mary, his wife, from Ivinghoe was dis- missed upon the evidence of Henry Nightingale of North- church, co. Hertford, turner, a quaker, that Cope, with the consent of his mother, had agreed to bind himself apprentice to Nightingale for five years, and on the completion of that term had served him as a journeyman; the Court, however, decided that Cope had not been bound by indenture but only by a writing which was not executed until the last day of his apprenticeship.  As there was no indenture, there was no settlement.  (Sess. R. 27/42)

 

p. 234.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Thomas Bryant from Great Missenden to Lee.  (Sess. R. 27/35)

 

The certificate from the inhabitants of Padbury and Steeple Cleydon that the common brook in their parishes had been properly scoured was to be delivered in at the next sessions.  [See p. 177]

 

p. 235.  In accordance with 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, the sum of £314 1s. 5½d. was to be raised for conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars.  The amounts assessed were similar to those set out on p. 137, except that Cottesloe was assessed at £49. 4s. 6½d.

 

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p. 236.  The parishioners of Dynton were to pay the parishioners of Haddenham their costs in an appeal against an order for the settlement of John Penn, with which the former parish did not proceed.

 

The complaints of the surveyors of highways in the parish of Abbotts Aston were referred to the justices within the three hundreds of Cottesloe and Aylesbury.

 

The appeal of Aston Sandford against an order obtained by Dynton was stayed.

 

p. 237.  Warrant, certified by certain justices, for levying 4s., being two years’ tithes due from John Gill of Wavendon, a quaker, to Rev. William Cawne, rector of Wavendon. (Sess R. 27/43)

 

Writ of certiorari for removing into the Queen’s Bench all orders against Thomas Miller concerning the bastard child of Elizabeth Eynott

 

The complaint of William Brigginshaw of Holton, labourer, that the overseers of the poor will neither set him to work nor relieve him, was referred to certain justices.

 

p. 238.  The appeal of Walton against a warrant removing Catherine March, alias Marsh, from Greate Woolston was dismissed upon the evidence of John Windmill and Mark Underwood that Catherine March, alias Marsh, was the daughter of Mr. Gilpyn, an inhabitant of Walton, with whom she lived six or seven years before she married; that about twenty years ago she married one Doctor March, alias Marsh, an “itinerant doctor or Mountebanck whoe likewise cohabited and dwelt with his father in law Mr. Gilpyn and kept severall marketts att severall markett townes that were within such a distance from Walton that he usually went out in the morneing and came home in the evening”; he had three children born in Walton and there christened; he bought and provided all or the greatest part 

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of the provision that was spent in Mr. Gilpyn’s house, “Mr. Gilpyn his father in law being ancient and incapable of businesse”; he paid parochial taxes and was told by the officers that he must bear “offices” as well as they did in time to come; he held a ground of Mr. Gilpyn, his brother, which he let to Anthony Goodman.  (Sess. R. 27/34 and 50)

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 239.  The acquittal of Henry Prowde [see p. 177], and the convictions of Richard Peirce and Samuel Beasley [see p. 152], and of William, Elizabeth, Mary, and Alice Sheene [see p. 177].

Thomas Kingham of Aston Clynton, miller, fined 3s. 4d. for trespass.

Recognizances extended.

p. 240.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John Crumpton [see p. 38], Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p. 148], and Thomas Hinckley of Olney labourer, with Thomas Abraham and Matthew Marriott as sureties, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Paterson. (Sess. R. 27/87)

Recognizances entered into.

Oliver Bunker junior of Tring, tailor, with Oliver Bunker senior of Tring, Francis Staple of Halton, labourer, and Daniel Bunker of Botley in Chesham as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Bran of Wendover. (Sess. 27/47 and 83)

Robert Bignall of Loughton, labourer, with Mark Bignall of Shaulston, labourer, and Matthew Norman and David Norman, both of Lillingston Dayrell, dairymen, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Coles of Westbury, singlewoman.  (Sess. R. 27/82)

Anthony [John] Davyes of Brill, yeoman, with Edward Adkins and Richard Heasey, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to appear at the next session.  (Sess. R. 27/80)

Thomas King of Nash, gentleman, with William Shephard and John Cook, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John More.  (Sess. R. 27/78)

Richard Greene of Ellesborough, yeoman, with William Eldridge senior, blacksmith, and Thomas Bishop, husband- 

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man, both of the same, as sureties, to answer Hannah Prickett of the same.  (Sess. R. 27/81)

Henry Guillin of Wendover, victualler, with John Meade, potash-man, and John Taylor, tailor, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Stace of the same, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 27/84)

William Amond of Chesham, clothworker, with Richard Amond and Samuel Amond, both of the same, clothworkers, as sureties, to keep the peace towards William Baldwin of the same, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 27/86)

Fines and issues.

Timothy Wingfeild, esquire, sheriff, paid 9s. 4d. for fines paid to him by Elizabeth, Mary, Alice, and William Sheene, Thomas Kingham, Richard Peirce and Samuel Beasley.  [See p. 239]

Recognizances discharged.

p. 241.  William Amond and Richard Amond both of Chesham, clothworkers, Thomas Rogers, John Howes, and Stephen Fayrbor, all of Little Kimble, Henry Guillin, John Meade, and John Tayler junior, all of Wendover, Oliver Bunker and Oliver Bunker senior, both of Tring, co. Hertford, Samuel Bunker of Botley, Robert Bignall of Loughton, Mark Bignall of Shaulston, Matthew Norman of Lillingston Dayrell, Anthony Davyes, John Davyes, Edward Atkyns, and Richard Hassey, all of Brill, Thomas King junior, William Shepherd, and John Cooke, all of Nash, and Richard Greene, William Eldridge, and Thomas Bishop, all of Ellesborough.

Bridewell calendars.

Chipping Wycombe: Thomas Lee for three felonies; Joseph Tayler and Mary Lawrence, as disorderly persons. (Sess. R. 27/52)

Newport Pagnell: Abigail Mason, Philip Cartwright, and William Davis, discharged.  (Sess. R. 27/39)

Writs.

Writ of capias ad respondendum addressed to the sheriff, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 27/77)

Writ of venire facias addressed to the sheriff, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 27/75)

 

p. 242.  [Blank]

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EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

15th April, 1708 [7 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 243.  John Benning, Elias Cook, Henry Curtis, Matthew Dagnell, George Franklin, William Goodchild, William Hands, William Hassell, Zebulon Hawkins, George Illing, Edward Ingram, George Jorden, William Lyford, Richard Newman, Edward Norman, John Pingard, Richard Smallbrooke, Richard Titt, Thomas Winter, and John Worster.

Jurors for the case against Anthony Davis.

Henry Bailey, John Bishop, Robert Cox, Richard Edwards, James Jorden, Thomas Kempster, William Marshe, Thomas Ray, blacksmith, Robert Speed, Thomas Symonds, Thomas Tattham, and Thomas Woodward.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Alexander Horton, esquire, the Rev. William Wake of Liscombe, and the Rev. David Trimmell, vicar of Stoke Hamond, Edward Stevens and Edward Bedder, both bailiffs of Chipping Wiccombe, John Holder, Robert Fox, John Head, George Dandridge, Francis Dandridge and Jonathan Wowen, officers of excise, John Begent and John Rogers, esquires.  They also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

p. 244.  The houses of James Cannon, called Cheynes Lodge, in Cheynes, of Mr. Nicholas Redding in Chalfont St. Gyles, and of Richard Puttnam.

Enlistments.

pp. 245-250.  The following were enlisted in accordance with the act “for the better recruiting of her Majesty’s land forces and marines.”

Henry Moores of Great Missendon, brought by John Loyd, constable, John Mason of Charndon, brought by the constables of Charndon, John Nott of Marshe Gibbon, brought by the constable of Marshe Gibbon, Thomas Webster of Buckingham, brought by the constables of Thorneborough, Edward Bates of Stewkley, brought by the constables of Stewkley, George Watson, a vagrant, brought by the con- 

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stable of Aylesbury, James Gombe of Little Missendon, brought by William Randall, constable of Little Missendon, and James Gardner, brought by the constable of West Wiccombe, were handed over to Matthew Hall, Lieutenant in the company of foot under the command of Captain Robert Henington in the regiment of Colonel Roger Elliott, and Joseph Ford, brought by Thomas Hudson, constable of West Wiccombe, was handed over to “Mr. Hurton,”a sergeant in the same regiment.

Abraham Taylor and George Smith, both of Newport Pagnell, brought by the constables of Newport Pagnell, John Stokes and Richard Fowkes, both of Haversham, brought by James Cole, constable of Haversham, Joseph Cliff of Stonny Stratford Westside, brought by William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford, William Swift and William Reynolds, both of North Crawley, brought by William Leverett, con- stable of North Crawley, John Owen of Fenny Stratford, in the parish of Bletchley, brought in by Francis Faux, constable of Bletchley, James Standish of Olney, brought by Thomas Smith, constable of Olney, William Foskett of Stoke Golding- ton, brought by William Fidgeon, constable of Great Linford, and Robert Whenley and William Ball, who both enlisted voluntarily, were handed over to serve under Joseph Dussaux, Captain of foot in the same regiment.

William Atkinson of Chesham, John Leeke of Croydon, co. Surrey, John Goodwyn of Chesham, and Francis Knight of Launceston, co. Cornwall, impressed by William Amond, constable of Chesham, and John Foster of Burneham, brought by William Rolls, constable of Burneham, were handed over to Ensign Court, to serve in Captain Earle’s company of foot in the regiment under the command of the Hon. Lieutenant- General Earle.

Richard Browne and William Gent, brought by the constables of Aylesbury, and John Clark of Stonny Strat- ford, brought by the constables of Stonny Stratford, were handed over to Captain William Morgan of the regiment of marines commanded by the Hon. Brigadier Holt.

Each man enlisted was given 20s. by the officers present, who read to them the “Articles of warr against mutiny and dissertion.”

 

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Indictments.

p. 251.  Finch Howes of Beirton and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crumpton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, and Michael Anthony and John Oakely, both of Eaton near Windsor, as popish recusants.

John Typper, gentleman, and Mary, his wife, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Mursley, and Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 40/67 and 85)

William Sheene of Beirton for assaulting Charles Steward and John Steward and Ann, his wife.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 40/61, 62, and 102)

John Steward and Charles Steward, both of Bierton, for wounding Ann Sheene, spinster, Alice Sheene, spinster, and Elizabeth, wife of William Sheene.  [No true bill] (Sess. R. 40/58-60)

Robert Pitt of Upton, labourer, for drinking in an ale- house during divine service.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 41/1)

Abraham Webb of Bisleyham, co. Berks, labourer, for retaining Abraham Webb junior, an apprentice to Lambert Edmonds of Upton, wheelwright.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 43/3)

Nicholas Row of Stewkley, victualler, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 43/5)

The inhabitants of Linslade for not repairing a highway leading from Linslade to Laighton Bussard.

The inhabitants of Middle Cleydon for not repairing a highway leading to Addington Bridge.

Presentments of the constables.

The first three persons indicted above for recusancy, and the persons indicted above for absence from church, were presented for the same offences.

The inhabitants of Waddesden for not repairing the stocks.  (Sess. R. 40/71)

Thomas Smith of Newton Longvile for assaulting Robert Willyson, one of the chief constables for the three hundreds of Newport, in the execution of his duty.  (Sess. R. 40/55)

The inhabitants of Ilmer for not repairing the highway between Turlong Bottome and Horsendon, leading from Aston Sandford to Chepping Wiccombe.  (Sess. R. 40/72)

 

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The inhabitants of Horsendon for the same.  (Sess. R. 40/73)

The inhabitants of Princes Risborough for not repairing the same highway within their parish.  (Sess. R. 40/74)

Treasurers sworn.

p. 252.  For the Queen’s Bench  and Marshalsea  Adiell Hawes of Chesham and John Grace senior of Rowsham, gentlemen,  vice John Bovingdon and John Grace junior, gentlemen.

For the maimed soldiers Thomas Hill of Wendover and Thomas King of Nash, gentlemen, vice Joseph Smith and Robert Stevens, gentlemen.

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon. . . . Peter Hughes of Quainton and William Cox of Long Crendon vice John White and Robert Burt.

Aylesbury . . . . James Sale of Brands Fee and Abraham Ewstace of Bledlow, gentlemen, vice William Baker and George Francklyn.

Buckingham . . Robert Smith of Chalkmore and John King of Chittwood, gentlemen, vice Thomas George and William Perkins junior.

Cottesloe . . . . Joseph Giles of Winslowe and Henry Tilcock of Slapton vice Thomas Greene and John Webb.

Newport . . . . John Lane of Bletchley and Richard Parratt of Hanslopp vice Robert Willyson and Thomas Knight.

Burnham . . . . John Russell of Meapes in Chalfont St. Peter and John Wingfeild of Chesham vice John Dawson and William West.

Desborough . . Paul Munday of Chepping Wiccombe and Moses Medwyn of Little Marlowe vice Thomas Lee and Samuel Smith.

Stoke . . . . Thomas Benning of Denham and Thomas West of Eaton vice Longvile Mosedell and John Aldridge.

 

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Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 253-254.   Edward Carter and Thomas Stevens Mursley  vice Richard Collier and Francis Leach.

Hardwick . . . . Daniel Howe vice [Blank].

Northall . . . . Thomas Godman vice Francis Grant.

Edlesborough . . Henry Turpyne vice Thomas Cock.

Hillesdon . . . . Stephen Cooke vice Thomas Grove.

Lillington Dayrell William Elliott vice Thomas Winter- borne.

Padbury . . . . William Baldwin and Robert Merrey vice Gabriel Medley and John Bunce.

Thorneborough . . John Hawkins and John Bonham vice John Corbett and John French.

Tingewick . . . . William Stockley vice Thomas Lady- man.

Adstock . . . . Thomas Seare vice Thomas Hogg.

Thorneton . . George Blake vice [Blank].

Steeple Cleydon . . Richard Cock and John Smith vice [Blank].

Wootton Under wood Thomas Lovell and Richard Howes viceThomas Lawrence and Richard Howes.

Towersey . . . . Henry Chapman and Richard Way vice John Deane and Henry Meade.

Ellesborough . . Joseph Allen and Joseph Parnam vice Richard Bryan and John Meade.

Waddesden . . Henry Gillman and William Rice junior vice John Craker and [Blank].

Stoney Stratford . . William Daniel continued.

Northmarston . . Henry Simonce and Robert Dancer vice Henry Foster and Thomas Cox.

Brands Fee . . Henry Darvall and John Hawes vice Thomas Winch and Mark Puttnam.

Weston Underwood Edward Seaton vice Thomas Collis.

Chitcherly . . Samuel Sherman vice Thomas Gease.

Astwood . . . . Richard Brincklowe vice John Penn.

Clifton Reynes . . Thomas Jones vice Joseph Gale.

Little Woolston . . Hugh Smith vice Daniel Allison.

Bow Brickhill . . Thomas Crouch vice William White.

Simpson . . . . Edward Goodman vice John Lake.

 

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Wavingdon . . William Barnes vice John Burt.

Bletchley . . . . Richard Tupin vice Anthony Norman.

North Crawley . . John Kitely and Richard Brooks vice William Leverett and Thomas Mouse.

Grendon Underwood Thomas Tredwell vice Richard Wells.

Sippenham . . Robert Tomas vice Thomas Notch.

Akely . . . . William Gibbs vice Thomas Miller.

East Burnham . . John Black vice [Blank].

Waxham . . . . Henry Ward vice John Robinson.

Turvile in Ipston . . Henry Phillipps vice Nathaniel Carter.

Horton . . . . William Haynes, John Wells, John Lane, and John Pike vice Francis Haynes, Joseph Anthony, [Blank] Slater and [Blank].

Monks Risborough William Gurney and William Clarke vice Samuel Williams and John Lacy.

Fenny Stratford . . George Bradfeild vice Francis Fox.

Brill . . . . Obediah West vice George Hunt.

Braddenham . . William Wingrave vice Edward Lee.

Stewkley . . . . Robert Botley vice [Blank].

Milton Keynes . . William Pankhurst vice Henry Lan- caster.

Broughton . . . . John Fuller vice John Kent.

Beirton . . . . John Sharpe vice [Blank].

Little Brickhill . . Henry Hands continued, John Ping vice Thomas Benson.

Hugendon . . James Oxlade vice Daniel Gray.

NeitherWinchendon Thomas Dewbery vice Thomas Walker.

Hambleton . . Thomas Denham and George Smith vice Edward Denham and John Burroughs.

Medmenham . . Thomas Horton vice Henry Harding.

Little Marlowe with George Rose vice Edward Ilseley.

Hedsore

Wornall . . . . John Tipping vice Bartholemew Tipping.

Radnidge . . . . Ralph Stone vice Thomas White.

Hogshew in Fulbrooke William Herbert vice Joseph Worrall. 

 

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Haversham . . John Perry vice James Cole.

Little Missenden . . John Cock vice William Randall.

Taplowe . . . . William Flatt vice William Porter.

Dorney . . . . Jonas Humfrey vice John Weston.

Borestall . . . . Peter Cubbidge vice Thomas Thorneton.

Studley . . . . Robert Bowell vice Richard Coals.

Lee . . . . William Hawthorne vice [Blank].

Fulmer . . . . Henry Goldwin vice Joseph Grove.

Drayton Beacham William Wesson vice Joseph Wells.

Hedgerley . . . . William Blinco vice Thomas Croft.

Eaton . . . . Josias Stone, Thomas Hopkins, John Loadman, and John Cutler vice William Terrey, Richard Blandy, Thomas Hopkins, and [Blank].

Mentmore . . . . Joseph Cutler and Henry Brandum vice John Markham and John Greene.

Cheddington . . Joseph Meade vice Thomas Stevens.

Wingrave . . John Mortimer vice Nicholas Lucas.

Aston Abbotts . . William Woodward and George Page vice Robert Badrick and John Mildner.

Wooburne . . Thomas Savage, Joseph Lane, Christopher Allen, and John Sawyer vice Stephen Russell, Stephen Knight, Samuel Barton, and John Dougler.

Twiford . . . . Human Allen vice William Curtice.

Orders.

p. 255.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p. 256.  John Colshill was paid £1. 14s. 8d. for thirteen weeks’maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’ clothing.

 

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £4. 7s. 6d., £4. 7s. 6d., £4. 6s. 2d., and £5. 7s. 6d.

 

p. 257.  Henry Hands and Thomas Benson, constables of 

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Little Brickhill, were paid respectively £9. 7s. 6d. and £10. 13s. 6d., Samuel Buckley, constable of Stonny Stratford Westside, £10. 10s. 6d., and William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford Eastside, £14. 9s. 6d., for passing and con- veying vagrants.

 

p. 258.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £10. 14s. 8d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 259.  William Benson, gentleman, was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as the County gaol.

 

The appeal of Westbury against a warrant removing John and Thomas Tims, sons of Timothy Tims, from Cudding- ton was allowed.

 

The appeal of Cold Aston, alias Aston Sandford, against a warrant removing John Mably from Dynton was allowed, on evidence that he was last a hired servant at Great Kimble.

 

p. 260.  Jane, widow of Edward Winch, a poor pensioner, was allowed the pension of 10s. a quarter payable to her late husband.

 

The petition of William Whitherly of Iver for some support, as he and his wife were very aged and unable to help themselves, and as they had been forced to keep a nurse, was referred to certain justices.  The petitioner had spent all his substance and had only 13s. 6d. a week “colleccon” allowed by the parish officers.

 

The complaint of Mary Franklyn of Great Horwood, that she was unable to subsist without further relief, was referred to certain justices.

 

p. 261.  The complaint of Joseph Whitchurch, a poor apprentice, was referred to certain justices.

 

Richard Gammon, labourer, was committed to gaol for failing to provide sureties for the maintenance of the bastard child of Ruth Mason of Fulmer, spinster.

 

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The matter relating to the settlement of the pretended wife of John Round was referred to the justices for the three  hundreds of Newport.

 

The complaint of Peregrine Ford of Cuddington, that he was unable to subsist on the parish allowance of 2s. a week, was referred to certain justices.

 

p. 262.  The complaint of some of the inhabitants of Great Kimble that the rates were very unequally assessed, was referred to the justices of the three hundreds of Aylesbury.

 

George Wingrave and Richard Charridge, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

The churchwardens of Cholesbury to pay Elizabeth Tomalin 2s. 6d. a week for the support of herself and five children.  (Sess. R. 30/67)

 

The accounts of the Royal Charities called the “poor Folks’ pasture” in Brill, Borestall, and Oakley, were exhibited and allowed in accordance with the decree made in the Court of Exchequer.

 

p. 263.  Mr. Francis Neale, the clerk of the peace, was paid £16 for putting into execution the recent Act for the return of jurors, for drawing up an order for the repair of Ickford Bridge, “being a County bridge,” for “making up” two books of jurors’ names, for drawing up an order for raising of a “week’s tax” for passing vagrants, for making forty copies of three Orders in Council, one for recruiting her Majesty’s land forces and marines, another for impressing seamen, and another for convening “disaffected persons” and to tender to them “the oath in an act of parliament made this session”, and for several other services.

 

p. 264.  The rates for servants’ wages, for carriage of goods, and for billeting soldiers, and the price of salt, remained unaltered from what was fixed by the justices at the last Easter Session.

 

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The process against the wife of Roger Parratt and Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hedge, was stayed until the trial of Thomas Salmon was completed.

 

Upon the certificate of the justices that the inhabitants of Padbury had sufficiently scoured the river near Addington Bridge, the indictment against them was dismissed.  [See p. 177]

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 265.  The convictions of William Sheene [see p. 251] and Anthony Davis [see p. 219].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwin [see p. 148], and Thomas Hinckley [see p. 240].

Recognizances entered into.

Abraham Besouth of Princes Risborough and Thomas Salmon of Castle Thrupp to appear and answer.

Thomas Knoleton of Waxham, labourer, to prosecute Philip Mitchel for stealing hurdles.  (Sess. R. 28/107)

Fines and issues.

The fine of William Sheene.  [See p. 251]

Recognizances discharged.

p. 266.  John Crompton of Bugbrooke, John Godfrey and Ann Teagle, spinster, both of Dunshanger, Robert Bignall of Loughton, Mark Bignall of Shaulston, Oliver Bunker junior and Oliver Bunker senior, both of Tring, co. Hertford, Francis Staple of Holton, Edward Cullin of Chesham, William Sheene, Thomas Harding, James Jordan, John Steward, Francis Woodcock, and William Sheene all of Beirton, David Humfry of Pollycott in Ashendon, James Jordan of Aylesbury, Edward Flight and Silvester Carter junior, both of Great Marlowe, Robert Hall and John Hall, both of North Crawley, Benjamin Johnson and Joseph Johnson, both of Eaton, Thomas Johnson of Langley, Peter Deale, John Rolls, and John Glover, all of Wyrasbury, George Jennings and Richard Tuffyn, both of Wendover, Thomas Paynter, John Phillpott, and John Atwood, all of Maidesmoreton, and John Darvall, Edward Darvall, and John Gomm, all of Princes Risborough.

 

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15th April, 1708 [7 Anne]

Sacrament Certificate.

Sess.R. C/78. Produced by:  Alexander Horton of Lincolnes Inne, co. Middlesex, esquire:  certified by Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and Joseph Smith, churchwarden, of Ellesborough:  witnessed by Edmund Gyles junior and James Syms.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. l24)

Meeting houses.

Sess.R. C/82-84. The houses of James Cannon, Nicholas Redding and Richard Puttnam were certified.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III p. 124)

Enlistments.

Sess.R. C/79-81. John Mason, Edward Bates [Beat], George Watson,

James Gardner, Richard Brown, William Gent, John Nott and John Clark.  (Sess. Cal. Vol. III, pp. 124-125)

Presentments.

Sess.R. C/4, 17.  Thomas Crumpton, John Brinckhurst, Finch House  and Ann his wife, for recusancy.

Sess.R. C/17. The inhabitants of Waddesden for not repairing the stocks.

Sess.R. C/1. The highway from Turnlow (Turlong) Bottom to Housendon [Horsendon] was out

Cheif ConstableS.

Sess.R. C/20. Cotteslow:  Not sworn:  Jeremiah Knight of Ivinghoe

and William C/19. -  Glenester of Cheddington.

Sess.R. Burnham:  Not sworn:  James Child and Francis Putnam.

 (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. l27)

 

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Petty constables and tithingmen.

Sess.R.C/21. Mursley.

Sess.R.C/33. Hardwick.

Sess.R.C/34. Northall and Edlesborough.

Sess.R.C/35. Hillesdon, Lillington Dayrell, Padbury, Thornborough, Wingewick, Adstock, Thornton and Steeple Cleydon.

Sess.R.C/36. Wootton Underwood:  Richard Howes vice Francis Rigby.  Not sworn:  Henry Beacham and Robert White.

Sess.R.C/40. Towersey:  Not sworn:  Phillip Barnard and John Davis.

Sess.R.C/38. Ellesborough:  Not sworn:  John Lues and William Flet.

Sess.R.C/37. Waddesden.

Sess.R.C/41. Stony Stratford West Side.

Sess.R.C/25. Northmarston:  Not sworn:  Richard Tattam and Thomas Tattam.

Sess.R.C/24, 26. Brands Fee:  Not sworn:  William Morton, Joseph Childe and- Jonathan Widmer.

Sess.R.C/27. Weston Underwood, Chitcherley and Astwood.

Sess.R.C/28. Clifton Reynes and Little Woolston.

Sess.R.C/29. Bow Brickhill, Simpson, Wavingdon and Bletchley.

Sess.R.C/28. North Crawley.

Sess.R.C/31. Grendon Underwood:  Not sworn:  John Fosket and Andrew Heid.

Sess.R.C/42. Sippenham:  Not sworn:  Robert Rose.

Sess.R.C/43. Akely.

Sess.R.C/44. East Burnham:  Not sworn:  John Lacy.

Sess.R.C/45. Waxham.

Sess.R.C/46. Turvile in Ipston:  Not sworn:  John Janes.

Sess.R.C/47. Horton.

Sess.R.C/30. Monks Risborough.

Sess.R.C/48. Fenny Stratford.

Sess.R.C/49. Brill:  Not sworn:  Thomas Cubbidge.

Sess.R.C/50. Bradenham:  Not sworn:  John Alce.

Sess.R.C/51. Stewkley:  Not sworn:  Richard Toms and George Tharpt.

 

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Sess.R.C/52. Milton Keynes:  Not sworn:  John Abbot and John Holloway:

Sess.R.C/53. Broughton:  Not sworn:  John Moor and John Page.

Sess.R.C/54. Beirt \ill\. Not sworn:  Henry Sheopard and Thomas Clliffe.

Sess.R.C/55. Little Brickhill.

Sess.R.C/56. Hugendon:  Not sworn:  John Maesen.

Sess.R.C/57. Neither Winchendon:  Not sworn:  Richard Buckingham and Joseph Syred.

Sess.R.C/58. Hambleton:  Not sworn:  Richard Dormer and John Norkett.  "Norkett is neere 100 yeares old and unfitt”.

Sess.R.C/59. Medmenham:  Not sworn : William Laurance and Gabriel Fisher.

Sess.R.C/60. Little Marlow:  Not sworn:  Henry Rudley.

Sess.R.C/61. Wornall:  Not sworn:  John House and Anthony- Edwards.

Sess.R.C/62. Radnidge:  Not sworn:  Thomas Choune.

Sess.R.C/63. Hogshaw in Fulbrooke.

Sess.R.C/64. Haversham:  Not sworn:  John Wassey and John Robinson.

Sess.R.C/66. Little Missenden:  Not sworn:  Edward Burnham and John- Tibals.

Sess.R.C/67. Taplow:  Not sworn:  John Fuller and Thomas Browne.

Sess.R.C/68. Dorney.

Sess.R.C/69. Borestall:  Not sworn:  Thomas Webb.

Sess.R.C/70. Studley:  Not sworn:  Michael Parker.

Sess.R.C/7l. Lee.

Sess.R.C/72. Fulmer.

Sess.R.C/73. Drayton Beacham:  Not sworn:  Edward Sear.

Sess.R.C/74. Hedgerley.

Sess.R.C/75. Eaton.

Sess.R.C/76. Mentmore.

Sess.R.C/77. Cheddingtons:  Not sworn:  Edward Navens.

Sess.R.C/39. Wingrave.

Sess.R.C/23. Aston Abbotts.

Sess.R.C/22. Wooburne.

Sess.R.C/32. Twiford (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, pp. l28-130)

 

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Sess.R. C/87,88. Removal Orders concerning John and Thomas Tims, and John Mabley.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 131)

Sess.R. C/86. The petition of William Witherley.  (Sess.Cal.Vol. III, p. 131)

Sess.R. C/85. The petition of George Wingrave.  (Sess.Cal.Vol. III, p132)

Sess.R. C/70,89. Certificates of the justices, that Adstock Bridge is in good repair and the river near Addington has been scoured.  (Sess.cal. Vol. III, p. l33)

Sess.R. C/92. The Churchwardens and Overseers of Westbury agreed to the discharge of Robert Bignall.

Bridewell Calendars.

Sess.R. C/94. Newport Pagnell: Abigall Viall, Thomas Fellam and Catherine Standish, all discharged after receiving correction.

Sess.R. C/93. Chipping Wycombe: Thomas Lee, committed 22 July 1707, for one year.  Francis Morris, Richard Smith and Ann Rumsey disorderly persons, discharged before this sessions.

Sess.R. C/91. Information of Samuel Vaux, who said that Robert Hall had threatened him and "would not  be satisfyd till he had his blood".

Writs.

Sess.R.D/1.  Jury writ.

Sess.R.D/2.  Writ of venire facias.  (see Appendix)

Sess.R.D/3.  Writ of capias.  [see Appendix)

 

[From vol. 3]

 

QUARTER SESSIONS BOOK, VOLUME 7

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

15th July, 1708 [7 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 267.  William Barber, Benjamin Bates, William Black- well, George Blake, Thomas Bigg, John Cooper junior, Richard Davis, Zacharias Deane, Joseph Glenister, William Hawthorne, William North, Joseph Rice, Ralph Rice, Joseph Smith, Edward Stanbridge, Thomas Tarbox, John Tokefeild, George Williatt junior, and William Wyatt.

Jurors for the case against Abraham Besouth.

John Anthony, John Bennett, Timothy Burroughs, George Cawdrey, Josias Coblin, Edward Friday, Thomas Hunt, William Lee, Elisha Perrin, Thomas Piddington, Thomas Poole, and Giles Smith.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas, Earl Wharton, John Rogers, Robert Lowndes, Bernard Turney, and Alexander Horton, esquires.  They also took the statutory oaths.  Thomas Messenger took the oath of succession only.

Meeting houses.

p. 268.  The house of John Harvey in Wendover and a new house built on land formerly belonging to Widow Cook in Princes Risborough.

Statutory oaths.

Thomas Messenger, as a preacher or teacher to dissenting congregations.

Enlistments.

John Cox, brought by the constables of Northmarston, and handed over to Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce’s regiment of foot, under command of Colonel Bowles.  He was paid 20s., and the articles of war against mutiny and desertion were read to him.

Presentments of the constables.

Finch Howes of Beirton and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, both of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 41/67)

John Mawby and Ann, his wife, John Typper, gentleman, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, 

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widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, and Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, for absence from churchs  (Sess. R. 41/68)

William Honnor and [Blank], his wife, for being common nightwalkers, profane swearers, and disturbers of the peace.  (Sess. R. 41/78)

Elizabeth Webb of Great Marlowe, widow, and William Bush for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 27/96)

Indictments.

p. 269.  The inhabitants of Ilmer for not repairing the high- way between Turlong Bottome and Horsenden, leading from Aston Sandford and Chepping Wiccombe.

The inhabitants of Horsenden and Princes Risborough for the same.

Thomas Smith of Newton Longvile for assaulting Robert Willyson, constable of the three hundreds of Newport.

The three persons presented above for recusancy, and the seven persons presented above for absence from church, were indicted for the same offences.

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Burneham . . William Ive and William White vice William Rolls and John Biddle.

Taplowe . . . . Thomas Browne vice William Fryer deceased.

Fingest . . . . Paul Weedon vice William Barlow.

Bledlowe . . Moses Mallary vice John Bigg.

Bledlowe Ridge . . James Carey vice John Hill.

Orders.

p. 270.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 0s. 10d., £3. 3s., £4. 7s. 8d., and £3. 2s. 4d.

 

p. 271.  Henry Hands and John Ping, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £19. 17s. 6d. and £18. 6s. 7d. respectively, and Matthew Eyre, constable of Stony Stratford Eastside, and William Daniell, constable of Stony Stratford Westside, were 

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paid £13. 6d. and £24. 19s., for carrying and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

p. 272.  John Colshill was paid £1. 14s. 8d.  for thirteen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £11. 14s. 7d.

 

p. 273.  Mary Pratt senior, widow, who had held a contract as County baker, was discharged and Joseph Miller, baker, was appointed in her place.

 

The appeal of Great Kimble against a warrant removing John Mabley and Sarah, his wife, from Dinton was adjourned.

 

The appeal of St. Pauls in the town of Bedford, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Edward Ekins and his wife from Olney was allowed upon the evidence of Edward Ekins that he was apprenticed to Hugh Stringer in 1697.

 

p. 274.  The complaint of Haddenham against John Moores of the same, touching his detention of the goods of John Wynch, was referred to certain justices.

 

Confirmation of a warrant whereby James Webster of Buckingham was bound an apprentice at West Ham.

 

p. 275.  The appeal of Banbury, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing John Righton and Hester, his wife, from Buckingham was adjourned.

 

Confirmation of a warrant whereby the male bastard child of Sarah Sutton, which was born in St. Giles, Redding, co. Berks, and “dropt or left” in Chepping Wiccombe, was removed to Redding.

 

The appeal of Buckingham against a warrant removing John Clark, infant son of John Clark, from Ratcliffe cum Chalkmore was adjourned.

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p. 276.  The order made by the justices to whom the complaint of Peregrine Ford was referred, allowing him 2s. a week from the parish of Cuddington, was dismissed upon evidence that Ford owned a cottage worth £40.  [See p. 261]

 

p. 277.  Joseph Hill, Henry Blackwell, and Simon Freeman, poor debtors in gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

The surveyors of Wendover were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

The indictment against the inhabitants of Linslade, for not repairing the highway from Mile End Gapp to Laighton Bussard on the road from Soulbury, was dismissed on a justices’ certificate that the repairs had now been carried out.  (Sess. R. 40/84)

 

p. 278.  Upon information that several prisoners for debt, although of ability to support themselves, had of late been allowed an equal share of the County bread with the “Queen’s prisoners” and other prisoners for debt who were unable to subsist without such an allowance, it was ordered that all matters relating to the allowance of County bread should be referred to the decision of certain justices.  The justices residing in the neighbourhood of the several houses of correction were to make enquiries and report to the Court what allowances should be made to the keepers to support those prisoners committed to their custody by the judges at Assizes, who were unable to labour or maintain themselves.

 

p. 279.  The appeal of Joseph Langton of Farneham Royall against his assessment to rates was considered groundless and vexatious, owing to the fact that the assessment was identical with that of his predecessor, one Jones, and it was therefore dismissed.

 

The petition of the inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peters was referred to certain justices acting within the hundreds of Burneham and Stoke.

 

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The indictments against the inhabitants of Steeple Cleydon, for not scouring the river between Addington Bridge and Adstock Bridge, were dismissed upon a justices’ certificate that the work had been carried out.  The matter had been delayed on account of a dispute which had arisen between the inhabitants and the lord of the manor as to the right “of having the flaggs, fishing and scouring” of the river.  The dispute was submitted to Francis Page of the Inner Temple, London, esquire.

 

p. 280.  Permission was given to Thomas Salmon to with- draw his plea of not guilty on an indictment against him for rescuing cattle which were being driven to the common Pound in Castle Thrupp, and to confess the indictment.

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The acquittal of Abraham Besouth [see p. 177], and the convictions of Thomas Salmon, Elizabeth Hedge, and Elizabeth Parratt [see p. 196].

Recognizances extended.

p. 281.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p. 148], and Thomas Hinckley [see p. 240].

Recognizances entered into.

Charles Gurnett of Aylesbury, with John Kingham and William Ells of the same as sureties, for bastardy with Ann Walton.

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 280.

Recognizances discharged.

Richard Barton junior of Little Horwood, Richard Letman and Philip Bayly, both of Winslow, Charles Gurnett, John Kingham, William Ells, and Francis Woodcock, all of Aylesbury, Richard Seare and William Dover, both of Beirton, Robert Rose junior, Robert Rose senior, Thomas Cooper, Ann Rose junior, and Robert Rose senior [sic], all of Burnham, Edward Dearle and Edward Collyer, both of Pightleston, William Duncombe of Ivinghoe, Thomas Ransom and Thomas Bradley, both of Great Missenden, Christopher Geary, Robert Cordwell, John Porter, Thomas 

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Breedon, John Cony, William Jefford, John Wood, John Males, Joseph Gillett, William Gillett, and Daniel Gillett, all of Chesham, William Spencer and William Daniel, both of Stonny Stratford, Benjamin Salt of Newport Pagnell, and Millicent Moreton of Woolverton.

Writs.

Jury writs.  (Sess. R. 30/99 and 100)

 

p. 282.  [Blank]

 [From vol. 8]

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

15th July, 1708 [7 Anne]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Sess.R. William Blackwell of Great /ill/, gentleman,

D/45. Thomas Bigg senior of Aylesbury-cum-Walton, William Hawthorne of the Lee, Joseph Smith of Stoke Mandvile, William Barker (Barber) and William Wyatt, both of Long Crendon.  Zachariah Deane and William North, both of Towersey, Ralph Rice and James Lucas, both of Westcott, Edward Stanbridge of Eddlesborough, John Cooper junior and George Williatt junior, both of Great Horwood, Thomas Tarbocks of Soulbury, John Tokefield of Stewkley, Joseph Glenister of

 

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Winslow-cum-membris, Benjamin Bates of Steeple Claydon, George Blake of Thorneton and Richard Davis of Woughton.

The following were not sworn:  John Honnor of Great Missenden, William Redding and William Dossett, grazier both of Princes Risborough, Adriell Hawes of Ashley Greene, Edward Johnson of Chesham towne (\ill\), James Harman senior, of Great Marlow, Francis, Bewry of Horton, James Haynes and John Gibbons, both of Wyerardsbury, John Seare of Eddlesborough, Bernard Collins of Soulbury, William Perkins and John Perkins, both of Tingewiek, William Tanner of Olney ("noe such man") and Robert Lucus of Simpson.

(Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 134)

Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by:

Sess.R. D/7. -Thomas, Earl Wharton, of UpperWinchindon:  certified by Laurence Kingson,

minister, and Francis Crips, churchwarden, of the same:  witnessed by Moses Dusoul and Edward Cox, both-of the same.

Sess.R. D/8. John Regers of Lemburrow:  certified by Oliver P\ill\r, minister, and William Hulbert, Churchwarden, of Backingham:  witnessed by Richard Watkins, butcher, and John Holt, labourer, both of the same.

Sess.R. D/9,10. Robert Lowndes of Winslowe and Bernard Turney of Cublington:  certified by Thomas Wagstafte, minister, and Henry Grace, church warden, of Cublington:  witnessed by each other and John Markham of Winslowe, gentleman.

Sess.R. D/ll. Alexander Horton of Lincoln's Inn: certified by Cartwright Wilmer, minister, and Edward Munday, churchwarden, of Ellesborough: witnessed by John Sefton and Thomas Bishop. -(Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. l34)

Sess.R. D/41. Meeting House certified "a new erected house at Princes Risborough", bounded on the N.E. by William Cock's orchard, on the S.W. by William Curryer’s orchard, and on the S.E. by "the Common Feild called Tripps Hayesend".  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 134)

Presentments.

Thomas Crumpton, John Brinckhurst, John

Sess.R. Tipper, John Mawby and his wife, Dorothy Waters

D/16,23. and Frances \ill\ for recusancy.  William Honnor and his wife of Great Marlow, for "Comon nightwalken, \ill\ Swearers and disturbers of her Majesty \ill\”.  Elizabeth Webb and William Buck [Bush] both of Great Marlow, for keeping unlicensed ale houses.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III,

pp. 134-135)

Petty constables sworn.

Sess.R.D/26.  Burneham.

Sess.R.D/25 Taplow.

Sess.R.D/24.  Fingest.

Sess.R.D/23.  Bledlow and Bledlow Ridge.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 135)

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Sess.R. D/28-36. Removal Orders concerning John Mabley and his wife, Edward Ekins and his wife [with Apprenticeship Indentures recording the binding of the said Edward Ekins to Hugh Stringer of Bedford, hemp-dresser, roper and hair-cloth maker] James Webster, John Righton and his wife, Sarah Sutton's child, and John Clark. (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 136)

Sess.R. D/35. The petition of Joseph Hill, Henry Blackwell and Simon Freeman for County bread.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 137)

Sess.R. D/27. Order of the justices, allowing Peregrine Ford 2s. 0d. per week.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 137)

Sess.R. D/34. Certificate of the justices, that the inhabitants of Linslade had repaired the highway. (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 137)

Recognizances discharged.

Sess.R. D/54. Richard Barton, with Richard Letman and Phillip Bayly as sureties, to answer to Elizabeth his wife.

Sess.R. Charles Gurnett, with John Kingham and William

D/53. Ells as sureties, to answer for bastardy with Ann Walton of Aylesbury, singlewoman.

Sess.R. D/52. Richard Sear, with Francis Woodcock and William Dover as sureties, to answer to William Sheene.

Sess.R. D/50,51. Robert Rose junior with Robert Rose senior and Thomas Cooper as sureties:  and Ann Rose junior, with Robert Rose senior and Edward Dearle as sureties: both to answer to Richard Norris of Burnham.

Sess.R. D/49. Edward Collier with William Duncombe as surety, to appear.

Sess.R. D/45,48. Joseph Gillett, with William Gillett and Daniel Gillett as sureties:  and Christopher Geary, with Thomas Ransome and Thomas Bradley as sureties: both to keep the peace towards Thomas Breedon of Chesham and to appear.

Sess.R. D/47. Robert Cordwell and John Porter, with Thomas Breedon and John Cony as sureties, to keep the peace towards Christopher Geary and to appear.

Sess.R. D/46. William Jefferd with John Wood and John Males as sureties, to keep the peace towards Elias Cock and to appear.

Sess.R. D/44. William Spencer, with William Daniell and Benjamin Salt as sureties to keep the peace towards Thomas Houson, a child, and to appear.

Sess.R. D/43. Millicent Moreton, to give evidence against William Spencer and Eleanor his wife. (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, pp. 138-139)

Sess.R. D/42. Certificate of the justices, that Thomas Crumpton, John Brinckhurst, Ambrose Smith, John Deane, Richard Barnes and William Foster, considered to be "disaffected to her Majestie", were summoned to appear

 

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before the justices.  Only Barnes appeared, and refused to take the statutory oath.

Bridewell calendars.

Sess.R. D/39. Newport Pagnell: John Cherey, John Hitchcock, James Simmons and William Hobcraft, all discharged before this sessions.

Sess.R. D/40. Chepping Wycombe: Thomas James, Nathaniel Homan and Susannah Shrimpton, all discharged before this sessions.

Examinations.

Sess.R. D/38. William Sheene had seen Charles Steward and Richard Sear pulling rafters from a house in Beirton.

Sess.R. D/37. Ann Walton named Charles Gurnett as the father of her child.

Writs.

Sess.R.E/l. Jury writ.

Sess.R.E/4,6. Two Writs of venire facias (see Appendix)

Sess.R.E/5. Writ of capias.  [see Appendix)

 

[From vol. 3]

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

7th October, 1708 [7 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 283.  John Adams, John Allnutt, William Atkinson, John Bailiffe, John Bennett, Thomas Brandon junior, John Brickhill, John Burcombe, Thomas Butterfeild, Bartholomew Course, Edward Darvall, Ambrose Durrant, Richard Finch, John Foskett, John Grove, Tobias Gutteridge junior, Ephraim Holt, Thomas Hunt, John Mildner, Thomas Norbury, Edward Penn, William Stallwood, and Henry Webb senior.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Ferdinand Shrimpton, gentleman, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe, the Rev. Thomas Wood, D.L., rector of Hardwyck, the Rev. William Quarles, M.A., rector of Monks Risborough, the Rev. William Chaloner, vicar of Drayton Beauchamp, Joseph Bell, notary public, Thomas Smith, Samuel White, John Johnson, Henry Pauley and Thomas Carpenter, officers of excise, and Nicholas Silver, surveyor.

They all also took the statutory oaths.

The Rev. Thomas Penn, vicar of Great Missendon, and John Coales took the oath of succession.

Meeting houses.

p. 284.  The house of John Knight at Horton in Slapton was registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Convictions of swearers.

Thomas King of Stoke Mandevile, labourer, Michael 

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Hall of Hardwycke, yeoman, and John Samms of Newport Pagnell, mealman, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. II.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 285.  Finch Howes of Beirton cum Broughton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.

John Milmon of Wendover for assaulting Richard Tuffin, constable, in the execution of his office.

The constables of Little Hampden and Cole Braffeild for not bringing in their presentments and quarterage money.

Indictments.

The ten persons presented above for recusancy were indicted for the same offence or for absence from church.

Richard Dell of Wendover for assaulting Thomas Charge. [Fined 6s.]

John Inwood of Stewkley for assaulting Prudence, wife of Thomas Wood.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

William Ivett of Taplowe for assaulting Joseph Allen, apprentice to William Porter.

Anthony Davyes of Brill for assaulting William Leadbury.  [Acquitted]

Edward Wells of Wendover for assaulting Thomas Davy.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

William Honnor of Great Marlowe and [Blank], his wife, for being nightwalkers, profane swearers, and disturbers of the peace.

William Buck and Elizabeth Webb for keeping un- licensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 27/96)

Richard Wood and Edward Hutchins, both of Brill, for a nuisance in the highway.  [Pardoned, Michaelmas, 1709]

Abraham Webb of Upton for enticing away the servant of Lambert Edmonds.  [Quashed]

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

p. 286.  Chalfont St. Peter  Henry Kidmore, John Bennett, and  Joseph Tibbles vice [Blank]

 

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Ickford . . . . Thomas Stedman vice John Cozens.

Woofton . . . . Richard Gilpin vice John Gilpin.

Weston Turvile . . James Hill and Roger Pursell vice Richard Babham and Samuel Biscoe.

Wiccombe Forrens Jeremiah Francis vice Joseph Shingleton.

Hanslopp . . . . James Willison vice [Blank]

Aston Clynton . . Thomas Brandon and Francis Cooke vice William Damer senior and Thomas Brandon junior.

Woolston Magna . . John Chevall vice John Chadd.

Orders.

Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries of £7. 10s.

 

p. 287.  William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt, junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective quarterly bills of £2. 16s.6d., £3. 0s. 6d., £2. 18s.4d., and £3. 1s. 10d.

 

p. 288.  Matthew Eyre, constable of Stonny Stratford Eastside, William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford Westside, and Henry Hands and John Ping, constables of Little Brickhill, were respectively paid £13. 1s. 6d., £11. 16s. 6d., £18. 15s. 6d., and £23 0s. 6d. for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

p. 289.  John Colshill was paid £1. 12s. for twelve weeks maintenance of one “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £14. 11s. 1d., for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

William Benson was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house at Aylesbury, used as the County gaol.

 

p. 290.  Mr. Zachariah Allnutt, under-sheriff, was paid £2 for one year’s “Exhibition money” due to poor prisoners of the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea, which he had paid to 

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Mr. Robert Hyde, receiver to the Lord Chief Justice Holt, and £15 for his services and expenses.

 

Petition of Alexander Olliffe of Aylesbury, labourer, that he had been for many years a County servant and had diligently attended the last Assizes held at Chepping Wiccombe, where he was “unfortunately beat downe by the cart” that conveyed the Queen’s prisoners to the court, which “afterwards run over his body and broke the bone of one of his legs” whereby he was disabled from service, and had “ever since layne under the chirurgeon’s hands att great charges to his utter ruine.”  He was given £5.

 

p. 291 Henry Munday, bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, was paid 16s. for clothing provided for Margaret Crosse who had been committed to his custody at the last Assizes for felony, she “being very poor and unable to work or to provide her selfe with cloathes and being in a manner naked.”

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing William Hedges and Ann, his wife, from Brill to Doreton.

 

p. 292.  The appeal of the borough of Buckingham against a warrant removing John Clark from Ratcliffe cum Chalk- more was allowed.  [See p. 275]

 

The appeal of Great Kimble against a warrant removing John Mably and Sarah, his wife, from Dynton was dismissed.

 

p. 293.  The appeal of Banbury, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing John Righton and Hester, his wife, from the town of Buckingham was allowed.  [See p. 275]

 

The appeal of Aston Clynton against a warrant removing Elizabeth Stoakes, widow, from Stoke Mandevile was allowed.

 

p. 294.  The surveyors of Ellesborough and Haddenham were authorized to raise 6d. rates for highway repairs, in accordance with the act 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

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A similar order for Weston Turvile, with a rider that the lands in the occupation of John Webb and William Hakewill were exempted from doing service or paying any rate for the repair of the highways.

 

p. 295.  Upon the petition of the inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peter and the certificates of Thomas Hunt and George Cawdrey, carpenters, and Giles Smith and Timothy Burrowes, bricklayers, that on Thursday, the 8th July last, the steeple of the parish church “suddenly fell downe to the ground and by the fall thereof not only beat downe and demolished the north and south isles of the said church but alsoe soe damaged and shattered the whole body thereof that the same could not be supported but must be wholly rebuilt and that the losse sustained thereby amounted to the value of one thousand five hundred twenty one pounds five shillings and six pence”, desiring the Queen's “letters to collect the charitable benevolence of well disposed people towards their said great losse”, it was ordered that the "certificate of her Majties Justices of the peace now present in court, directed to the Right Honourable William Lord Cowper, Baron of Wingham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britaine be fairly ingrossed" and delivered to the inhabitants.

The certificate is set out in full.

 

p. 296.  The order made at the last session in regard to the distribution of bread to prisoners was continued.  [See p. 278]

 

p. 297.  Upon a justices' certificate that the highway between Turlong Bottome and Horsendon was properly repaired, the indictment against the inhabitants of Princes Risborough was dismissed. [See p. 269]

 

Upon information by Mr. Merwyn that Hipwell Penn, late of Stonny Stratford, innholder, deceased, had left by his will, dated 1st June, 1609, an estate charged with the pay- ment of money to the County gaol, a report was to be made as to what and how much money had been so given, and as to the manner in which it had been paid.

 

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p. 298.  The recognizances of Richard Butterfeild and William Hoell, both of Iver, labourers, for the appearance of Henry Hoell, who was charged with stealing one firkin of beer from William Peirce and John Smith, and of William Peirce to prosecute, and of Frances Buckle, spinster, to give evidence, were discharged, “it appearing to be a vexatious and frivolous prosecution.”

 

The recognizance of Charles Gurnett of Aylesbury, labourer, to answer for bastardy with Anne Walton was discharged on proof that he had given sufficient security to indemnify the parish of Aylesbury.  [See p. 281]

 

The indictment against Abraham Webb senior for enticing away Abraham Webb junior, the apprentice of Lambert Edmonds, was quashed.  [See p. 285]

 

Philip Barder, a prisoner for want of sureties for main- tenance of the bastard child of Rachel Carter of Olney, was discharged after he had entered into a recognizance to appear at the next session.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 299.  The inhabitants of Middle Cleydon for not repairing the highway leading to the bridge in Addington Parish called Middle Cleydon, alias Addington Bridge, appeared by William Webb, one of the inhabitants, traversed the indictment, and entered into a recognizance to prosecute the traverse at the next session.

Charles Darvall of Great Missenden for unlawfully building a cottage.

The convictions of Anthony Davies, Richard Dell, Edward Wells, and John Inwood.  [See p. 285]

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p. 148], and Thomas Hinckley [see p. 240].

Recognizances entered into.

p. 300.  Philip Barder of Olney for bastardy with Rachel Carter.

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John Bishop of Aylesbury for bastardy with Elizabeth Pettit.

William Webb, Charles Darvall, and Anthony Davies. [See p. 299]

John Taylor of Wendover, tailor, with Richard Tuffin and John Mead, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, for detaining wages from Francis Christmas.  (Sess. R. 30/96a)

Thomas Pawley of Weston Turvile, labourer, with James Hill of the same, yeoman, as surety, to keep the peace towards Deborah, wife of Thomas Willcocks.  (Sess. R. 30/97)

Henry Carr of Great Missenden, labourer, with John Lloyd of the same, labourer, as surety, to keep the peace towards James Childe of the same, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 30/98)

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 285.

Richard Tatham of Northmarston fined £1. 10s. for non- attendance on a jury.

Recognizances discharged.

Richard Dell, Edward Wells, William Harding, and Richard Geary, all of Wendover, Thomas Jackson and James Lovett, both of Stoke Mandeville, Charles Gurnett, John Kingham, William Ells, John Bishop, Henry Munday, James Footman, William Welch, and Thomas Woodward, all of Aylesbury, Richard Butterfeild, William Hoell, William Peirce, and Francis Buckle, all of Iver, Abraham Webb of Bysham, co. Berks, John Webb junior and Charles Jewett, both of Burneham, William Jewett of Taplow, Lambert Edmunds of Upton, John Hayward, John Tanner, and Samuel Philip, all of Great Marlow, William Newman of Simpson, John Saunders and John Goddard, both of Chilton, Anthony Davies of Brill, and John White and Edward Gilbert, both of Stewkley.

 

[From vol. 3]

 

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

13th January, 1708-09 [7 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 301.  Thomas Adams, William Bennett, Richard 

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Briggenshaw, Richard Cox, William Dover, John Eeles junior, John Goodman, Isaac Gurney, John Hill, Thomas Hogg, William Hore, Henry Lake, Thomas Newman, John Plater, William Rice junior, Francis Seabrooke, William Simpson, Thomas Stevens, John Symons, John Tompkins, Richard Waddupp, Thomas Welles, and William Widmor.

Jurors for the cases against Charles Darvall and Anthony Davies.

William Baker, John Boughton, Thomas Boughton, Richard Edwards, John Goldsworth, William Hatley.  James Jordan, William Lee junior, William Marshe, William Simonds, Thomas Smith, and John Wigson.

Statutory oaths.

Taken by John Anderson, Samuel Sex, and Daniel Catlin.

Sacrament certificates.

p. 302.  Produced by Robert Meade, gentleman, under- sheriff, and John Oldham, officer of excise, who also took the oath of succession.

Enlistments.

Edmund Aspin, a vagrant, brought by the constables of Iver and handed over to Henry Gayer, a lieutenant in Captain John Murry’s company, in Colonel Brazyer’s Regiment of Foot.

Presentments of the constables.

The constable of Drayton Beauchamp for not bringing in his presentments.

Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, and Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.

The constable of Newton Blossomvile for not bringing in his presentments and quarterage money.

Indictments.

p. 303.  John Mileman of Wendover for assaulting Richard Tuffin, constable, in the execution of his office.

John Bentley of Brill for digging pits in the highway between Brill and Thame, co. Oxford.

 

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John Smith of Bletchley and Mary, his wife, for trespass. [Fined 3s. 4d. each]

John Beck of Great Marlowe, cordwainer, for assaulting John Law senior.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]

Alexander Jones of Great Marlowe for assaulting Elizabeth, wife of John Howard.

John Dench, constable of Little Hampden, for not bringing in his presentments.  [Fined 1s.]

The nine persons, with the exception of Dorothy Waters, presented above as popish recusants and Finch Howes of Beirton cum Broughton and Ann, his wife, were indicted for the same offence.

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Denham . . . . Peter Moxley and Richard Christmas vice Isaac Harris and Peter Moxley.

Quainton . . . . Thomas Brice vice Peter Clarke.

Swanborne . . Matthew Adams and Thomas Grassam vice Richard Anstee and Michael Symons.

Beirton cum John Jorden vice Francis Wallis.

Broughton

Eaton in Bletchley John Shawe vice Charles Bowler.

Hitcham . . . . John Gom vice Thomas Jackman.

Penn . . . . John Nash vice John Daveny.

Burnham . . . . John Dod and Edward Jarvise vice Joseph Sheere and Thomas Ivare.

Buckland . . . . William Horwood vice William Brandon.

Orders.

p. 304.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 11s. 2d., £4. 12s. 10d., £3. 5s. 4d., and £4. 12s. 8d.

 

p. 305.  William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford Westside, Matthew Eyre, constable of Stonny Stratford Eastside, and Henry Hands and John Ping, constables of Little Brickhill, were respectively paid £18. 7s., £18. 8s. 6d., 

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£16. 7s. 6d., and £21 for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

p. 306.  John Colshill was paid £1. 17s. 4d. for fourteen weeks' maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter's clothing.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £16. 9s. 6d. for medicines supplied to the County gaol.

 

p. 307.  Mr. Adiell Hawes, treasurer of the Queen's Bench and Marshalsea, was paid £10. 18s. 6d.

 

Warrant addressed to William Dawney, bailiff of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, and to Thomas Aldridge to arrest John Hunt, surveyor of highways in Dynton, to answer for several misdemeanours committed by him in the execution of his office.

 

In accordance with 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, the sum of £314 1s. 5½d. was to be raised for conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars.  This amount was to be assessed amongst the hundreds, as follows: Aylesbury, £49. 5s. 7d.; Ashendon, £49. 5s. 0d.; Buckingham, £28. 8s. 9d.; Cottesloe, £49. 4s. 6½d.; Newport, £60. 3s. 2d.; Burneham, £28. 1s. 8d.; Desborough, £25. 11s. 6d.; and Stoke £24. 1s. 3d.

The boroughs of Buckingham and Chepping Wiccombe were exempted.

 

p. 308.  Lucy Willis, a poor prisoner in the gaol up on a writ de excommunicato capiendo, was admitted to an allowance of County bread.

 

p. 309.  The indictments against Robert Wright, constable of Asheridge, and Robert Stevens, constable of Bellingdon, both in Chesham, and John Keepe, constable of Cole Braffeild, for not bringing in their presentments, were quashed “by reason of some defects and insufficiencyes.”

 

The recognizance of William Webb to appear on behalf 

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of the inhabitants of Middle Cleydon and answer for the non- repair of the highway near Middle Cleydon, alias Addington Bridge, was extended to the next Session in order to obtain the evidence of “antient an infirme” witnesses who were unable to attend the present sessions owing to the “extremity of the weather and badnesse of the wayes.”

 

p. 310.  The indictment of the inhabitants of Horsenden and Ilmer for not repairing their highways was adjourned to the Midsummer Session, “in regard of the season of the yeare which is unfitt.”

 

Ann Palmer was to be conveyed from the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe to Hawridge, it having been learned that her maiden name was Ann Morris and that she was born at Hawridge, and went away from there with one Palmer, a vagrant to whom she was never married.

 

Henry Turner of Denham, labourer, having confessed himself to be the father of the bastard child of Jane Hawkins of the same, spinster, and having refused to give security for the maintenance of the child, voluntarily enlisted as a soldier under Captain John Busby, and was discharged from the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe.

 

p. 311.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing William West from the borough of Buckingham to Great Horwood.

 

p. 312.  Confirmation of an order by which Thomas Edge of Lee Grainge, butcher, who was found the father of the bastard child of Elizabeth Francklyn of Lee Grainge in Quainton, single-woman, was ordered to pay all expenses to which the churchwardens and overseers of Lee Grainge had been put, and hereafter to indemnify the parish of the cost of maintenance.  On the finding that Elizabeth Franklyn was a “very lewd woman,” she was committed to the bride- well of Aylesbury to be kept at hard labour until by further order she was discharged.

 

The examination of the conditions upon which an allowance of bread was made to prisoners in the gaol was 

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again referred to the justices, who had been unable to act hitherto “by reason of the extremity of the weather.”

 

p. 313.  All fines levied upon persons who had been sum- moned to serve on juries, but had made default, were dis- charged “in regard to the extremity of the weather.”

John Hunt, surveyor of Dynton, who had been arrested for several misdemeanours committed by him in the execution of his office, was discharged from his appointment and Ephraim Holt of Dynton was appointed in his place, subject to the approval of the justices for the three hundreds of Aylesbury.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

John Beck [see p. 303]; Charles Darvall of Great Missenden, labourer, not guilty of illegally building a cottage; Anthony Davies of Brill, yeoman, fined £1. 6s. 8d. for assaulting William Ladbury; John Dench [see p. 303], and Richard Underwood of Bletchley, labourer, and Mary, his wife, fined 3s. 4d.

Recognizances extended.

p. 314.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], John [Richard] Baldwin [see p 148], Philip Barder of Olney, labourer, for bastardy with Rachael Carter (Sess. R. 28/123), and William Webb [see p. 309].

Recognizances entered into.

John Hayward of Great Marlow, wheelwright, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sees. R. 27/95)

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 313.

Recognizances discharged.

John Bishopp, tailor, Henry Munday, Amice Hope, William Birch, Henry Bartlett, Benjamin Fish, William Langley, Richard Corbee, Ambrose Thompson, John Hey- ward, Thomas Weedon, John Stevens, John Oxlade, John Little, George Burridge, Thomas Noare, and Thomas Brookes, all of Aylesbury, Ann Holmes and Peter Franceway, both of Stonny Stratford, Joseph Henson of Aldthorp, co. Northampton, David Penton of Colebrooke, John Bird of Eaton, Thomas Coles of Upton, John Beck of Great Marlowe, John Keene junior and William Saffeild, both of Wingrave, 

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Lawrence Richard, Joseph Brookes, and Edward White, all of Whitchurch, William Sheene, William Crispe, and William Sheene, all of Beirton, Thomas Jorden of Broughton, John lnwood and Joseph Reeve, both of Stewkley, and Thomas Edge, William Collins, and Francis Winslowe, all of Stewkley.

 

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

5th May, 1709 [8 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 315.  Thomas Bull of Stewkley, Richard Fountaine of Stoke Hamond, William Gaffeild of Wingrave, John Herbert junior of Ivinghoe, Ephraim Holt of Dinton, Thomas Hooton of Stoke Goldington, gentleman, Daniel How of Hardwick, Thomas Hughes of Quainton, John Hunt of Dinton, Daniel Keen of Wingrave, James Norwood of Agmondesham, Francis Payne of Stoke Hamond, Richard Redding of Hardwick, Andrew Rice of Ashendon, Thomas Seare of Quainton, Joseph Smith of Ellesborough, Edward Taylor of Borstall, Thomas Twynam of Quainton, Joseph and Michael Wells both of Aston Clynton, and Richard Coles Willison of Newton Longville.

The following were not sworn: John Baker junior and William Baker junior, both of Weston Turvile, Ralph Bragg of Eaton, Thomas Butcher of Turweston, Henry Cock of Chalfont St. Giles, Benedict Coles of Stewkley, Richard and Robert Greenwood, both of Haddenham, Thomas Key of Stow, Henry Norwood of Chalfont St. Giles, Thomas Tipping of Wornall, John Wade of Ellesborough, John Woollams of Turweston, and James Worrall of Ashley Greene.  (Sess. R. 28/34, 89, and 101)

Jurors for the case against Philip Mitchell.

John Brookes, John Coney, Richard Defraine, John Goldsworth, Edward Jenkinson, Thomas Kempster, William Lane, Thomas Price, Richard Read, Thomas Scott, Hugh Smith, and William Webb.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Alexander Horton of Lincoln’s Inn, co. 

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Middlesex, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, rector, and Edward Munday, churchwarden, and witnessed by John Sefton, gentleman, and John Dolley, labourer, all of Ellesborough.  (Sess. R. 28/95)

Joseph Pettypher, bailiff of the borough of Chipping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Fellow and Paul Munday, churchwardens, and witnessed by Edward Stevens, bricklayer, and John Rose, blacksmith, all of Chepping Wycombe.  (Sess. R. 28/118)

Edward Stevens junior, another bailiff of Chepping Wycombe; certified as above and witnessed by Joseph Pettypher of Chepping Wycombe, mealman, and John Rose (Sess. R. 28/117)

The Rev. Edward Butterfeild, clerk; certified by the Rev. William Nuboult, rector, and John Symonds, church- warden, of Slapton, and witnessed by the Rev. William Davies of Aldbury, co. Hertford, clerk, and Roger Howes, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 28/113)

John Burnham of Long Crendon, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Isaac Lodington, vicar, and Thomas Boughton, churchwarden, and witnessed by William Bell, innholder, and Robert Wheeler junior, basket-maker, all of Aylesbury. (Sess. R. 28/94)

Henry Jeffries of Marsh Gibbon, gentleman; certified as above, and witnessed by Richard Hornewood of Wingrave and James Keelly of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 28/116)

Richard Hornewood of Wingrave, gentleman; certified as above, and witnessed by Henry Jeffries and James Keelly. (Sess. R. 28/115)

James Keelly of Aylesbury, gentleman; certified as above, and witnessed by Richard Hornewood and Henry Jeffries.  (Sess. R. 28/114)

Richard Verney of Long Crendon, gentleman; certified by the Rev. William Clarke, vicar, and Thomas Towersey and Edward Thompson, churchwardens, of Long Crendon, and witnessed by the same. (Sess. R. 28/119)

They all also took the statutory oaths, and Abel Landforth took the oath of succession.

Meeting houses.

p. 316.  The houses of John Davis in Wooburne, William 

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Slurch in Great Brickhill, and William Fares in Stony Stratford, were registered in accordance with the act of I William III c. 18.  (Sess. R. 28/1 and 2)

Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Bigg of Iver, yeoman, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. II.  (Sess. R. 28/6)

Enlistments.

John Symonds of Ivinghoe, brought by Robert Cox, constable of Aylesbury, and handed over to Lieutenant- Colonel Webb in the regiment of Marines under command of Richard, Lord Viscount Shannon. (Sess. R. 28/7)

Indictments.

p. 317.  Finch Howes of Beirton and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlow, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley, and Robert Cuttler of Drayton Parslowe, and Ann, his wife, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 29/71)

Mary Pratt senior, widow, William Bell, James Jorden, and Thomas Hawkins, all of Aylesbury, for keeping un- licensed alehouses.  (Sess. R. 28/125-128)

Thomas Fellowes and John Probert, both of Elles- borough, for forgery.

Philip Mitchell of Waxham for stealing hurdles from Thomas Knowlton of the same.  Sureties: William Randall and Edward Ward, both of the same, labourers.  Information by Thomas Knowlton, and examination of Philip Mitchell, in which he pleads that the hurdles found on his premises were bought from Patrick Lamb.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 28/92, 106, and 124)

William Clarke and William Gurney, constables of Monks Risborough, for not arresting John Russell.  Surety: John Welch of the same.  [Discharged]  (Sess. R. 28/104 and 108, and 29/70)

Presentments of the constables.

The persons indicted above for recusancy, with the exception of Robert and Ann Cuttler, were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 28/87 and 88)

William Hodson and William Swaynes, constables of 

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West Wiccombe, for not paying their proportion of the tax for passing vagrants.

William Buck of Great Marlowe for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 28/90)

George Mims of Great Marlowe for refusing to watch and ward.  (Sess. R. 28/90)

William Irwing of Great Marlow, Chapman, for being a common barrator.  (Sess. R. 28/90)

Matthew Dagnall and John Dolly, both of Aylesbury, for taking 3s. 6d. for a warrant appointing new surveyors of the highways of Stone.  (Sess. R. 28/89)

The inhabitants of Little Missendon for not repairing the highway at Mill End leading from Wendover to Amersham and “straightening the same being too narrow.”  (Sess. R. 28/89)

Ann Seare of Wingrave, widow, and John, her son, for not scouring their ditch upon “the Riddy.” (Sess. R. 28/89)

Thomas Amsden and Richard Toms, both of Stewkley, for “straightening the cart way or lane leading from North Streete into the Wicks.” (Sess. R. 28/89)

 

Treasurers sworn.

p. 318.  For the Queen's Bench and Marshalsea

Joseph Pedder of Great Missendon and Thomas Prentice of Stewkley vice Adiell Hawes and John Grace ; Coalbourn Hodskins of Beaconsfeild, William Hildrupe of Great Marlow, William Gaffeild of Wingrave, and Joseph Lucas of Rowsham, gentle- men, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/66 and 67)

For the maimed soldiers

William Neighbour of Halton and Samuel Norman of Winslow, gentle- men, vice Thomas Hill and Thomas King; Edward Martin of Buckland, Henry Lake of Aston Clinton, Matthew Clarke, and Matthew Adams, gentlemen, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/63 and 65)

 

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Chief constables.

Ashendon . .                         . .

Joseph Stanbridge of Waddesden and Christopher King of Borestall, vice Peter Hughes and William Cock; Isaac Gurney of Oving, John Bridges of Waddesdon, John Joanes of Ludgershall, and William Jackson of Chearsley, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/84 and 85)

Aylesbury . .                          . .

Thomas Axtell of Little Missendon and John Tripp of Bledlow vice James Serle and John Welch; John Ewes- tace of Haddenham, Francis Horton of Hartwell, William Collett, and John Redding, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/82 and 83)

Buckingham . .

Thomas Kempe of Chalkmore and William Halsell of Steeple Claydon vice Robert Smith and John King; William Dickson of Thornton, George Gurdin of Leckhamstead, John Borks and William Rollences, both of Marsh Gibbon, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/80 and 81)

Cottesloe . . . .

Thomas Adams of Dunton and John Catharell of St. Margaret's in Iving- hoe, vice Joseph Gyles and Henry Tilcock; Hugh Willeatt of Whaddon, William Deverell of Neerton in Swan- bourn, Henry Cooley of Seabrooke in Cheddington, and Daniel Keene of Wingrave junior, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/77 and 79)

Newport . .  . .

William Pancroft of Middleton Keynes and John Scriven of Hanslopp vice John Lane and Richard Parratt; John Smith of Newport, William Hopkins of Lavendon, Bernard Gregory of Wavendon, and Richard 

 

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Davis of Woughton, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 64 and 76)

Burnham       . .                      . .

Edward Wetherley of Chalfont St. Peter and Francis Puttnam of Chesham vice John Russell and John Wing- feild; Daniel Gate, James Harding, and John Anthony and William Adams, both of Beconsfeild, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/74 and 75)

Desborough                          . .

John Theed of Hugendon and John Mole of Fingest vice Paul Munday and Moses Medwin; William Greal of West Wycombe, John Morton of Hugendon, Matthew Rockall of Great Marlow, and Robert Keene, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/71 and 73)

Stoke              . .                      . .

Robert Wiman of Langley and John Burcomb of Horton vice Thomas Benning and Thomas West; Joseph Dillon of Iver, John Toplady of Langley, Thomas Baldwin of Upton, and Thomas Randall of Stoke, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/69 and 70)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 319-320. Cuddington

John Townsend vice James Piddington; Thomas Lowe and William West not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/62)

 

Radnidge      . .                      . .

Jasper Hunt vice Ralph Stone; Thomas Burgis senior not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/61)

 

Cheddington                                                . .

Robert Ives vice Joseph Meade; James Newens and Henry Austin not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/60)

 

Stewkley       . .                      . .

Richard Brice vice Robert Botley; George Thorpe and John Coles not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/59)

 

Hugendon                             . .

William Lane vice James Oxlade; John Fastnidge and Jonathan Widmer not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/58)

     

 

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Neither Winchendon

Richard Piddington vice Thomas Dew- bery; George Willson and John Beacham not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/57)

Taplow           . .. .

John Fuller vice William Flatt; John Allen and William Witington not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/56)

Astwood       . .  . .

Thomas Shuffeild vice John Payne; William Kilpin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/55)

Cippenham in Burnham

Robert Rose vice Robert Thomas; John Banister not sworn.  Wit- nesses: Peter Style, Edmund Mason, John Lidgold, and Robert Pidther. (Sess. R. 28/54)

Cheyneys     . .  . .

William Redding vice James Cannon; Thomas Lovett not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/53)

Middleton Keynes

Thomas Holmes vice William Pancost; Henry Eldershaw and Thomas Warner not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/52)

Simpson        . .                      . .

William Everidge vice Thomas New- man. (Sess. R. 28/46)

Mentmore   . .  . .

Francis Burrows and Thomas Brandom vice Joseph Cutler and Henry Brandom.  (Sess. R. 28/51)

Adstock         . . . .

Thomas Scott vice Thomas Seare.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

Biddlesdon     . .

James Griffin vice John Roberts.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

Beachampton                      . .

Nicholas Allen vice George Overend. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Leckhamsted                       . .

Francis Church vice George Watson. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Lillingston Dayrell

George Lovell vice William Elliott. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Hillersdon                             . .

Daniel Maunder vice Stephen Cock. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Padbury        . .                      . .

Newman Harris vice Robert Merry; William Swanhill not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

 

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Twyford                                 . .                         . .

Francis Eyres vice Human Allen.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

Thorneborough                        . .

John Stokes and Joseph Woollhead vice John Bonham and John Hawkins. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Thorneton                             . .

William Dixon vice George Blake.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

Shaulston                              . .

Aaron Gibbs vice Richard Markham. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Waterstratford                        . .

Isaac Stapp vice Thomas Phillpott. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Tingewick                              . .

William Stoke and John Grove vice George Elliott and Thomas Stockley. (Sess. R. 28/50)

Steeple Cleydon                         . .

John Davis vice Richard Cox.  (Sess. R. 28/50)

Stokehamond                         . .

Francis Payne and Robert Willison vice John Rogers and John Turney.  (Sess. R. 28/49)

East Burneham                        . .

John Trott senior vice John Black; William Bass and Charles Browne not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/47)

Wavendon   . .                        . .

Richard Bush vice William Barnes. (Sess. R. 28/45)

Broughton    . .                        . .

Lawrence Smith vice John Fuller. (Sess. R. 28/45)

Bow Brickhill                         . .

Richard White vice Thomas Crouch. (Sess. R. 28/45)

Chesham Boyes                         . .

Thomas Batchelor vice Thomas Larkin; John How not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/44)

Braddenham                                                 . .

William Sawyer vice William Wingrave; Francis Alce not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/43)

Saunderton                          . .

William Meade vice John Darvall; Joseph Harmon not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/42)

Brill                                                                  . .                         . .

John Pyor, blacksmith, vice Obadiah West; Daniel Dodson not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/41)

 

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Eaton                                      . .                        . .

Thomas Hopkins, Giles Cotten, Thomas Manning, and Thomas Attley vice John Merchant, Josias Stone, John Loadman, and John Cuttler.  (Sess. R. 28/40)

Horton                                   . .                        . .

Henry Swayne, John Sherwood, and William Maston vice John Wells, William Haynes, and John Pike. Witnesses: William Virgoe and Joseph Fulmorre, churchwardens, William Beayer, John Burcombe, and Thomas Rayner.  (Sess. R. 28/39)

Fullmer          . .                        . .

John Russell vice Henry Goldwin. (Sess. R. 28/23)

Hedgerly       . .                        . .

William Farneborough vice William Blinco.  (Sess. R. 28/37)

Waxham                               . .

Thomas Streeteing vice Henry Ward. Witnesses: Rev. Thomas Dawson, rector, William Bairn, Philip Michill, and William Randall.  (Sess. R. 28/38)

Little Missendon   . .

John Tibles vice John Cock; John Shrimpton and Christopher Aby not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/22)

Little Hampden     . .

Daniel Birch vice John Dench; Thomas Hass and William Ritt not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/21)

Little Woollston     . .

John Perry vice Hugh Smith.  (Sess. R. 28/36)

Beirton                                  . .                        . .

Thomas Thorne vice [Blank]; Thomas Oliff and Richard Simonce not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/35)

North Crawley                                 . .

William Arpen and William Williamson vice Richard Brookes and John Kitely.  (Sess. R. 28/34)

Cole Braffeild                                                 . .

John Lambert vice John Keepe.  (Sess. R. 28/34)

Lavendon     . .                        . .

William Valentine and John Purney vice John Barnes and Thomas Peacock.  (Sess. R. 28/34)

 

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Weston Underwood

Thomas Higgins vice Edward Seaton (Sess. R. 28/33)

Hambledon                          . .

John Terrall and Richard Taylor vice Thomas Denham and William Hobbs; Humphrey Comins and William Sharp not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/32)

Little Marlow                                                . .

John Dell vice George Rose; Chris- topher Pymm not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/31)

Turvile cum

Ipstone         

John Gunn and Francis Smith vice Henry Phillipps and John Cawdrey; William Pitcher of North End and Richard Hicks not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/30)

Northmarston                                              . .

John Bennell and John Stevens vice Robert Dancer and Henry Symonce; Robert Cotton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/28)

Grendon Underwood

Thomas Thorneton vice Thomas Tred- well; Edward [Blank] and Thomas Radwell not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/29)

Little Marlow                                                . .

John Gurston vice George Townsend

                         William West not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/27)

Brandsfee    . .                     . .

William Moreton and John Puttnam vice Henry Darvall and John Haws; John Maid, Joseph Wotton, and Jonathan Flaid not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/24 and 26)

Medmenham                                               . .

John Moody vice Thomas Horton; George Deane not sworn.  Sess.R.28/25)

Studley          . .                      . .

Michael Parker vice Robert Bowell. (Sess. R. 28/20)

Drayton Beauchamp

John Coventry vice William Weston. (Sess. R .28/19)

Borestall        . .                      . .

John Ladyman vice Peter Cubbidge. (Sess. R.28/18)

Becconsfeild                                                 . .

John Crockett, John Martin, John Blake, and George Bolton vice William Hobday, David Leered, Thomas

 

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Floyd, and James Bolton; John Bovingdon, William Arnett junior, Daniel Bovingdon, and Thomas Tribett not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/17)

Wooburne   . .                     . .

Richard Poynter and William Webb vice Joseph Lane and Christopher Allen; Richard Stanninutt and Richard Hedington not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/16)

Little Brickhill                                                . .

John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe vice [Blank] and Henry Hands.  Wit- nesses: the Rev. John Harrison, vicar, William Peirson, church warden, Richard Mills and John Hanshar, overseers, Trew Blew, Anthony Scot, Richard Miles junior. Henry Miles, John Hart, Robert Jornes, William Singfild, Richard Haldon, Thomas Peele, the Rev. Edward Chevall, clerk, Thomas Westtall, Isaac Honner, Nathaniel Sedgwick and Thomas Revenscralfe. (Sess. R. 28/15)

Aylesbury                             . .

Thomas Kempster and James Dell vice Richard Cox and John Bishopp; James Jorden and John Delafeild not sworn. (Sess. R. 28/14)

Mursley         . .                      . .

John Tompkins and Henry Ellmer vice Thomas Stevens and Edward Carter. (Sess. R. 28/13)

Drayton Parslow                 . .

Thomas Cooke and Ralph Bull vice Richard Chandler and Thomas King. (Sess. R. 28/13)

Monks Risborough             . .

William East junior and Daniel West- feild vice William Gurney and William Clarke; Richard Cuthbert and John Smith not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/12)

Stoney Stratford Westside

Mark Boyce vice William Daniel; Gregory Browne and Edward Jenkin- son not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/11)

 

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Wornall          . .                      . .

Anthony Edwards vice John Tipping; Thomas Burt and John Tipping junior not sworn.  (Sess. R. 28/10)

Towersey     . .                      . .

Jeffery Arnott vice Henry Chapman. (Sess. R. 28/9)

Orders.

p. 321. Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £9. 16s. 10d., £5. 8s. 6d., £1. 6s. 6d., and £5. 7s. 4d.

 

p. 322. Joseph Colshill was paid £2. 5s. 4d. for seventeen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

p. 323. Henry Hands and John Ping, constables of Little Brickhill, William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford Westside, and Matthew Eyre, constable of Stonny Stratford Eastside, were paid their respective bills of £9. 17s., £18. 12s., £24. 6s., and £19. 9s. 6d. for passing and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

Mr. William Benson was paid £10 for six months' rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as the County goal.

 

p. 324. Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £7. 12s. 11d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

Richard Pryor of Waddesdon, Richard Underwood of Bletchley, Benjamin Sharp of Wendover, and Edward Cook of Chesham, poor debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

Thomas Scott, constable of Marshe Gibbon, was paid £1. 7s. 11d. for the burial expenses of Matthew Kirby, a vagrant who died whilst he was being conveyed to Marshe Gibbon.

 

p. 325. Mr. Pitcher of Aylesbury, surgeon, was paid 

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£2. 18s. for medicines and plasters supplied to William Garment, a poor prisoner in the gaol. He also amputated two of the toes of his left foot, and “had given his constant attendance to effect the cure thereof which he had perfected.”

 

On the recommendation of the justices appointed to enquire concerning the allowances payable to the bridewell- keepers for maintaining prisoners committed to their custody at the Assizes, who were unable to work or to support themselves, John Rose, keeper at Chipping Wiccombe, was paid £1 for maintaining Mary Williams, committed by Lord Chief Justice Trevor, and William Worsley, keeper at Newport Pagnell, was paid 2d. a day for maintaining William Ellis, a poor lame prisoner, and 2d. a day for Frances Williams, a felon committed at the last assizes.

 

p. 326. The petition of Joseph Langton of Farneham Royall against his assessment to rates, which had been abated by the justices at petty sessions, was now disallowed, as rates could not be altered at the petty sessions or by any justices out of court, unless they were empowered to do so by order of quarter sessions.  The notice of the hearing was signed by John Peryman, churchwarden, and marked by Simon Webb, overseer.  (Sess. R. 28/99)

 

p. 327. The appeal of William Thorp and other inhabitants of Grandborough against their assessments to rates, was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Ashendon, Cottesloe, and Buckingham.

 

The appeal of John Ashby, James Gardiner, and Richard Bruges, all of Edlesborough, against their assess- ments to rates, was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Cottesloe and Aylesbury.

 

p. 328. The complaints of the Rev. Francis Freer, clerk, that whereas he was in great penury and want and unable to maintain himself, the officers of Fleete Marston had refused to make any allowance to him, was referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Ashendon.

 

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p. 329. Confirmation of an agreement in the dispute between Middle Cleydon and East Cleydon as to whether the highway leading from Grimes Lane to Middle Cleydon, or Addington Bridge, ran next the inclosure of Joseph Miller or over the “cowpasture Leys in the common fields of East Cleydon.” Both parishes had agreed to the route as staked out and the indictment against the inhabitants of Middle Cleydon was stayed.  The agreement was signed by “Fermanagh,” the Rev. William Butterfeild, rector, and William Webb, on behalf of Middle Cleydon, and by William Abell, Mrs. Mary Verney, John Duncombe, the Rev. Francis Greene, vicar, John Edlin, and John Holton, on behalf of East Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 28/93)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing Frances, widow of James Stuchbury, and Ann, James, Frances, and Elizabeth, her children, from the borough of Buckingham to the parish of St. Edmund the King, in the city of London.  (Sess. R. 28/97)

 

p. 330. Confirmation of a warrant for removing Mary Nicholls, widow, and Elizabeth and Mary, her children from Little Woolston to Stony Stratford Westside.  (Sess. R. 28/96) 

Confirmation of the maintenance order whereby Philip Barder of Olney had to pay the overseers of Olney for the child of Rachel Carter, singlewoman, £2. 10s. down and 1s. 8d. a week until the child was ten years old, and the sum of £10 for his apprenticeship.

 

p. 331. The accounts of the royal charity called the “poore folks pasture” in Brill and Borestall were allowed by the justices.

 

In view of the great abuses which the justices believed to have taken place in the execution of the act for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples, especially by the constables of Little Brickhill, who had received more than £140 for one year of office, it was agreed that in future only persons who could be properly vouched for 

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were to hold office as constables of Little Brickhill. John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe, who were recommended by the minister, churchwardens, and overseers, were appointed at a fixed rate of £80 a year, to be paid quarterly.

 

p. 332.  The late treasurers who had not given up their accounts were forthwith to enter them in the County books and have them passed by two justices.  They were to pay over the balance of Mr. Francis Neale, County treasurer.

 

p. 333.  The fines of jurymen were spared “in regard theire hath beene a full appearance.”

 

William Irwin of Great Marlow, committed to gaol for want of sureties and to answer the complaints of the church- wardens, was discharged.  (Sess. R. 28/5)

 

Usual orders giving the rates of servants’ wages, for carriage of goods, and for billeting soldiers, and fixing the price of salt, similar to those referred to above on pp. 21-22.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The acquittal of Philip Mitchell [see p. 317], and the pardons of William Clarke and William Gurney [see p. 317] and of Elizabeth Wilson of Princes Risborough for lodging vagrants.

Recognizances extended.

p. 334.  The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwin [see p. 148], and Thomas Hinckley [see p. 240].

William Stopp of Great Marlow for the appearance of Mary, his wife, and of Ann Stopp, widow, and to keep the peace towards Susan, wife of William Marrow.  (Sess. R. 28/111)

John Heyward of Great Marlow, wheelwright.  (Sess. R. 28/120)

Recognizances entered into.

Robert Cox, constable, and John Bishop, both of Aylesbury, to keep the peace.

John Coney, with John Deverell junior as surety,

 

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William Lane, yeoman, with Josias Askew, gentleman, as surety, all of Swanbourn, and Henry Goss, cordwainer, with Thomas Stevens, as surety, both of Soulbury, for interrupting her majesty's commissioners in the execution of “an for the speedy and effectual recruiting etc.” (Sess. R. 28/103, 110, and 110a)

Matthew Waters of Swanbourn, labourer, with Thomas Mitchell of Mentmore, yeoman, and Richard Chapman of Wing, victualler, as sureties, for good behaviour towards John Wilkes.  (Sess. R. 28/5, 93, and 109)

Recognizances discharged.

p. 335.  Philip Barder, William Randall, and Edward Ward, all of Olney, John Webb of Middle Cleydon, Thomas Knowlton of Waxham, Anthony Davis senior and Anthony Davis junior, both of Brill, John Coney, John Deverell, William Lane, and Josias Askew, all of Swanbourne, Henry Gosse and Thomas Stevens both of Soulbury, Thomas Mitchell of Mentmore, John Chapman of Wing, and William Gurney, John Welch, and William Clark, all of Monks Risborough.

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Mary Williams for felonies, John Foscue, Francis Foscue, Richard Dean, Thomas Barefoott, Robert Sandars, Edward Barton, and Edward Gosham, for stealing wood; all since discharged.  Jane Hawkins of Denham for a bastard child.  (Sess. R. 28/122)

Newport Pagnell: William South, a disorderly person, since discharged.  (Sess. R. 28/100)

The certificate of baptism of Henry Coocke of Chalfont St. Giles, dated the 20th January, 1634[-5], certified by Robert Hill and Charles Piercy, churchwardens.  (Sess. R. 28/121)

Jury writ, (Sess. R. 28/102)

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

15th July, 1709 [8 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 336.  Thomas Abbott, Geoffrey Bampton, Thomas Bunce, Thomas Clarke, John Emerson, John Fletcher, George

 

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Gurden, John Horton, Lawrence Howlett, Thomas King William Parker, John Peele, John Pinkard, Ralph Purratt, Joseph Sired, John Theed, gentleman, Thomas Ware, and John Welch.  (Sess. R. 29/15, 33, and 38)

Jurors for the cases against William Bell, Mary Pratt senior, widow, James Jorden, and Thomas Hawkins.

Mark Boyce, John Bridges senior, William Daniel, Matthew Eyres, John Goldsworth William Hanch, Adiell Hawes, Edward Newens, Thomas Newman, John Rose, Thomas Seare, and William Worsley. (Sess. R. 29/38)

Jury writs for the above.  (Sess. R. 29/34-37)

Meeting houses.

The house of John Pratt at Dagnall in Edlesborough was registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Convictions of swearers.

Charles Spratley of Upton and Richard Dell of Wendover, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. 11. (Sess. R. 29/5 and 45)

Indictments.

p. 337.  William Stevens of Great Brickhill for negligence as surveyor “by mending of a lane called Mill Lane.”  (Sess. R. 29/65)

The Rev. John Barton, clerk, William Pursell, yeoman, and Mark Turner, labourer, all of Great Brickhill, for assault- ing George Chappell. [Pursell fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 29/64)

Thomas Lee of Hartwell [Stony Stratford], labourer, for stealing old sacking and an apron of Alexander Dover of the same, gardener; Michael Dover of Hartwell and Richard Harris of Aylesbury, weaver, to give evidence. [To be whipped]  (Sess. R. 29/4,10a, 20, 40, and 63)

John Badger of Oakley and John Bowler of Brill, for trading as bakers without having served their apprentice- ships.  (Sess. R. 29/74)

Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, and Ann, his wife, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinkhurst, gentleman, both of Great Marlow, John Tipper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Mursley, as popish recusants. (Sess. R. 29/69)

 

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George Mims of Great Marlow for refusing to watch and ward.  (Sess. R. 29/75)

William Bush of the same for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 29/68)

William Irwin of the same, labourer, for being a common barrator.  (Sess. R. 29/88)

Matthew Dagnall and John Dolley both of Aylesbury, gentlemen, for extortion in taking 3s. 6d. for an order appointing new surveyors of Stone.  (Sess. R. 29/87)

The inhabitants of Little Missenden for not repairing the highway at Mill End, leading from Wendover to Amer- sham, “and straightening the same being too narrow.” (Sess. R. 29/92)

Thomas Amsden and Richard Toms, both of Stewkley, for straightening a cart-way or lane leading from North Streete into the “Wicks” in Stewkley. [Fined 1s. each] (Sess. R. 29/72)

William Hodson and William Swaynes, constables of Wiccombe, for not paying their proportion of the tax for passing vagrants.

Ann Seare, widow, and John Seare, both of Wingrave, for not scouring their ditch upon the “Riddy,” whereby the highway from Winslow to Berkhamstead was flooded. [Fined 1s. 8d. each]  (Sess. R. 29/89)

Presentments of the constables.

The nine persons indicted above for recusancy, with William Foster of Great Marlow and Christopher Poole of Wyrasbury, were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 29/23, 24, 59, 60, and 76)

Mary Pratt, widow, Henry Woodbridge, Ann Stratford, widow, Michael Stopp, Benjamin Ingram, and Samuel Weaver, all of Aylesbury, John Coales of Oakley, Abraham Besouth of Princes Risborough, and Richard Collis and Widow Collis, both of Dinton, for keeping unlicensed ale- houses.  (Sess. R. 29/31, 60, and 77)

Alexander Duncombe, gentleman, and Richard Burges, yeoman, constables of Hardwyck cum Weedon, for not bringing in their presentments.  (Sess. R. 29/86)

Richard Belson, Henry Westfeild, and Robert Stiles, all of Monks Risborough, for not shewing their licences.  (Sess. R.29/31) 

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Ralph Beeson of Monks Risborough for making a ditch in White Leife Street.  (Sess. R. 29/31 and 85)

John Medbury of Clifton Reynes for “damnifying” his meadow with water.  (Sess. R. 29/29)

Samuel Sheronton of Castle Thorpe for converting his house into two tenements.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 29/29)

Richard Lovejoy of Great Marlow for keeping a disorderly alehouse, and for selling ale without licence.  (Sess. R. 29/24, 82, and 83)

William Irwing and Mary, wife of George Moors, both of Great Marlow, for being common disturbers of the peace. (Sess. R. 29/24, 66, 80, and 81)

James Lucas of Waddesdon for not repairing a highway through “Kernell grounds,” leading from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 29/15 and 78)

Gervaise Harris of Waddesdon for not repairing the highway from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 29/15 and 78)

The constables of the hundreds of Ashenden, Bucking- ham, Burnham, Cotteslow (John Catherell’s division), Desborough (John Theed’s division), Newport (Stony Strat- ford division), and Stoke (Robert Wimon’s division), and Weston Turville, present nothing.  (Sess R. 29, 2, 12, 13, 14, 16, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 58)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

p. 338.             Little Crawley

Robert Ostin vice John Bunker.  (Sess. R. 29/9)

Little Woollston                   . .

William Burges vice Hugh Smith.  (Sess. R. 29/9)

Fenny Stratford                   . .

Ralph Coleman vice John Meade.  (Sess. R. 29/9)

Burneham Town                 . .

John Taylor and John Axtell vice William Ives and William White; John Bowler, Richard Cocket, and Henry Peverell not sworn.  Witnesses: John Batting, John Vaughn, Richard Randall, and Thomas Carter.  (Sess. R.29/3)

Horton in Colebrook

John Cooke vice John Lane; Edward Stone not sworn. (Sess. R. 29/8)

 

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Haversham                           . .

Edward Bennett vice John Perry.

Doreton        . .                      . .

Thomas Goodson vice Francis Brangwin.

(Sess. R. 29/7)

Orders.

p. 339.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £4. 4s. 4d., £3. 1s. 6d., £4. 6s. 8d., and £3. 1s. 6d.

p. 340.  John Collshill was paid [Blank] for [Blank] weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

Matthew Eyre, constable of Stonny Stratford Eastside, was paid £22. 17s. for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £11. 3s. 4d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 341.  The complaint of the Rev. Francis Freer, clerk, against the inhabitants of Fleet Marston for refusing to give him relief, which had been referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Ashendon, who had refused to make an order as they were doubtful whether Freer was a legally settled inhabitant of Fleet Marston, was referred back to the same justices to examine into his place of legal settlement and to report thereon.  [See p. 328]

Thomas Kemp of Chalkmore, who had been appointed one of the chief constables for the three hundreds of Buckingham in place of Robert Smith, was discharged on account of his age and infirmity and William Kemp, his son, was appointed in his place.

Matthew Eyre and Mark Boyce were appointed con- stables at a salary of £80 a year each, on similar terms as 

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those arranged for the constables of Little Brickhill.  [See p. 331]

p. 342.  William Daniell, late constable of Stonny Stratford, was paid 20s. for his expenses in travelling to the Sessions to make proposals in regard to the passing of vagrants, which has been “very usefull in and about reducing the charge.”

The appeal of Waxham against a settlement order was adjourned to the next session.

Confirmation of a warrant for removing Francis Barnes, Elizabeth, his wife, and Mary and Elizabeth, his daughters, from Chepping Wiccombe to Iver.  (Sess. R. 29/17a)

p. 343.  Upon the application of John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe that they might be discharged from their offices of constables of Little Brickhill and from the contract entered into by them, they are to be discharged at the next sessions if Mr. Neale, the clerk of the peace, can find fit persons to succeed them.  [See p. 331]

 

The appeal of Pightleston against a warrant removing John Atkyns, with his wife and children, from Ivinghoe was allowed.  (Sess. R. 28/91)

 

The proceedings against several persons living in the three hundreds of Aylesbury, for selling beer and ale without licences, were stayed, as it appeared that notice of the time of the “holding the petty sessions for the generall licencing of Aylehouses” was not properly given.

The appeal of Cheddington against an order for the relief of the widow of Thomas Seabrooke, obtained on the complaint of Thomas Seare, was allowed as it appeared that Seare had “lately marryed” the widow, and that he had an estate of freehold in the parish and had a yearly income “by being the parish clerk.” He was ordered from “henceforth” to keep, maintain, and provide for his wife and her children, but he was to receive 3s. a week from the parish from the date of the order up to the present sessions.  (Sess. R. 29/17)

 

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p. 344.  The indictment against the inhabitants of Ilmer for not repairing the highway between Turlong Bottome and Horsendon, leading from Aston Sandford to Chepping Wiccombe, was stayed until the next session because the justices’ certificate then delivered into court did not “ describe the said highway to be repaired.”

A writ of certiorari from the Queen's Bench for the removal of the indictments against John Probert and Thomas Fellowes, both of Ellesborough, labourers, for issuing a counterfeit licence for Mary Littlepage, widow, to keep an alehouse at Little Hampden, was read and allowed.  The recognizances of John Floyd of Great Missendon and of the said Mary to prosecute were discharged.  (Sess. R. 18, 19, 42, 43, and 91)

 

Warrant to the constables of Weston Turvile to inspect the licences of alehouse-keepers.  (Sess. R. 29/14a)

 

The appeal of Anthony Ratclifle of Chalfont St. Gyles against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Burneham, Stoke, and Desborough.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 345.  The conviction of Thomas Lee [see p. 337], and the acquittals of William Bell, Mary Pratt senior, James Jorden and Thomas Hawkins [see p. 317].  (Sess. R. 29/63)

William Stevens, the Rev. John Barton, and Mark Turner, all of Great Brickbill.  [See p. 337]

George Chappell of Great Brickhill for wounding Mark Turner; discharged.  (Sess. R. 29/62)

John Steward and William Dover, both of Bierton, labourers, for entering the house of William Sheer.  (Sess. R. 29/61)

Recognizances entered into.

William Stevens, John Barton, and Mark Turner.  [See p. 337]

Thomas Kempton of Cheddington, weaver, with Robert Moores and John Seabrook, both of the same, husbandmen, as sureties, to answer Thomas Sear.  [See p. 343] (Sess. R. 29/55)

 

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James Jorden, with Thomas Reed and William Hatley, all of Aylesbury.  [See p. 317]  (Sess. R. 29/44)

Richard King of Grendon Underwood, baker, with William Parker and John Mason, both of the same, farmers, as sureties, to answer for the bastard child of Mary Marsh of the same.  (Sess. R. 29/56)

Thomas Edmonds, with William Edmonds as surety, to answer the inhabitants of Winslow.  (Sess. R. 29/41)

George Chappell of Great Brickhill, with William Sheppard, gentleman, and Thomas Bush, yeoman, both of the same, as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 29/54)

Robert Parratt of Hanslopp, yeoman, with John Scriven and Thomas Boone, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Colonel Mortimer of the same.  (Sess. R. 29/6 and 57)

John Bennet, Thomas Bradley, John Saunders and Christopher Coates, all of Great Missendon, and Robert Ashby of Stone, victuallers, with Matthew Dagnall, stationer, and Stephen Dagnall, both of the same, as sureties, to keep good order in their alehouses.  (Sess. R. 29/51 and 53)

Matthew Aldridge of Monks Risborough, victualler, with James Weller and Robert Keen, both of Bledloe, as sureties, for the like.  (Sess. R. 29/52)

William Kemp of Little Kingsell Green in Great Missendon, with Richard Betham of North Marston, yeoman, and Matthew Dagnall as sureties, for the like.  (Sess. R. 29/47)

Thomas Dee of Iver, victualler, with Charles King of the same and Joseph Williams of Langley Marsh as sureties, for the like.  (Sess. R. 29/46)

Thomas Newman of Sympson, to answer for not paying Edward Tomkins his wages.  “Agreed since.” (Sess. R. 29/32)

[Blank] Elliott of Great Horwood to keep the peace towards William Alderman.  (Sess. R. 29/1)

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwin [see p. 148], Thomas Hinckley

 

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[see p. 240], John Heyward [see p. 334] and William Stopps [see p. 334].

Fines and issues.

Joseph Smith of Stoke Mandevile, Humphrey Streame of Oveing, and John Ward of Horwood, fined £1. 10s. each for non-attendance on a jury.

Recognizances discharged.

p. 346.  Robert Cox, John Bishop, Thomas Price, Mary Pratt senior, William Bell, James Jorden, Thomas Hawkins, Thomas Reade, William Hazely, and Richard Harris, all of Aylesbury, John Probert of Ellesborough, John Floyd and Mary Littlepage, both of Great Missendon, Thomas Edmonds and William Edmonds, both of Winslow, John Elliott of Great Horwood, Michael Dover and Alexander Dover, both of Hartwell, Thomas Newman of Simpson, Robert Parrott, John Scriven, and Thomas Boone, all of Hanslopp, George Chappell, William Sheppard, and Thomas Bush, all of Great Brickhill, Thomas Kimpton, Robert Moores, and John Seabrooke, all of Cheddington, William Parker and John Mason, both of Marshe Gibbon, and Richard King of Grendon Underwood.

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Mary Williams, committed for felonies; Jane Hankins for a bastard child in the parish of Denham; Thomas James for a lewd and idle life, discharged.

Newport Pagnell: Robert [Blank] and Mary Semer, both arrested according to order and discharged.  (Sess. R. 29/21 and 22)

 

Fragments of documents.  (Sess. R. 29/10, 10a, and 11)

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

6th October, 1709 [8 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 347.  Daniel Anderson of Agmondesham, Richard Ash- burner of Olney, Richard Ashwell of Akeley, John Binfeild junior of Iver, Henry Cannon of Long Crendon, Paul Darvall 

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of Agmondesham, Thomas Davy of Akeley, William Gomme of Ilmer, John Goodspeed of Wingrave, Edward Hawkins of Whaddon, John Parratt of Chesham, Edward Playsted junior of Hardwick cum Weedon, Edward Penn and William Perry, both of Stony Stratford, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, John Spindler of Long Crendon, Richard Swaine of Calverton, John Symons of Hardwick cum Weedon, Thomas Watkins of Calverton, John Williams junior of Monks Risborough, and William Worster of Buckland.

The following were not sworn: John Bunce of Padbury, Henry Clarke of Chilton, John Duncombe of Bierton, Daniel Elliott of Tingewick, John Fastnidge of Hugendon, John Grove of Tingewick, Richard Gurney of Marsworth, Thomas Horwood of Buckland, Thomas King of Whaddon, William Lane of Hugendon, John Leverett of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Seare of Adstock, William Sheppard junior of Great Brickhill, John Wade of Marsworth, Richard Welch senior of Monks Risborough, and John Wright of Great Brickhill. (Sess. R. 30/12, 52, and 53)

Jurors for the cases against William Stevens, Mark Turner, the Rev. John Barton, and Elizabeth, wife of William Bennett.

Richard Barton of Little Horwood, Joseph Brasbridge and Richard Edwards, both of Aylesbury, James Foster of North Marston, Peter Goldsworth of Aylesbury, Robert Grange of Little Horwood, John Hill of Princes Risborough, Henry Newell of Sanderton, Col. Thomas Ray of Aylesbury, John Scriven of Hanslop, William Stallwood of Wendover, and John Wade of Princes Risborough.

The following were not sworn: John Bridges of Waddes- don [name deleted] and Thomas Poole.  (Sess. R. 30/11)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Wood, esquire, mayor of Chepping Wycombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Elias Lane and John Deane, churchwardens, and witnessed by Ambrose Eldridge and John Rose, blacksmith, all of the Chepping Wycombe.  He also took the statutory oaths. (Sess. R. 30/111)

Meeting houses.

p. 348.  The house of Widow Scott in Chepping Wyccombe, 

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near a place called Newland, was registered in accordance with the act 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Indictments.

Thomas West of Long Crendon for trading as a wheel- wright, not having served his apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 31/193)

William Burrell of Winslowe, butcher, for assaulting Bennett Meltum of Newton Longville, husbandman. Sureties, William Gibbs, victualler, and Hugh Burrell, butcher, both of Winslow.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 30/95 and 123)

John Smith junior and Robert Cuthbert, both of Northmarston, with John Smith senior and Robert Cuthbert senior as sureties, for stealing sheep belonging to James Forster and Robert Dancer, in Slough Furlong.  [Acquitted] (Sess. R. 30/89 and 124)

Samuel Druce and John Cheese, both of Maidesmorton [Foscott], labourers, for assaulting Joseph Goodinch and taking from him, and from George Stevens, three gallons of ale.  [Druce fined 10s., and Cheese £1]  (Sess. R. 30/79, 80, 109, 114, and 126)

Ann, widow of Finch Howes of Beirton, gentleman, Thomas Crompton, esquire, and John Brinckhurst, gentle- man, both of Great Marlowe, Christopher Poole of Wyras- bury, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Frances Carter, widow, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, all of Mursley cum Salden, as popish recusants. (Sess. R. 30/121)

Alexander Duncombe, gentleman, and Richard Burgess, constables of Hardwyck cum Weedon, for not bringing in their presentments.

Ralph Beeson of Monks Risborough for a nuisance in the highway.

John Medbury of Clifton Reynes for stopping a river and flooding a meadow.  (Sess. R. 29/84)

Richard Lovejoy for keeping a disorderly alehouse and for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess. R. 30/116)

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for being a common barrator.

Mary, wife of George Moores of Great Marlowe, for disturbing the peace.  (Sess. R. 30/115)

 

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James Lucas of Waddesden for not repairing the high- way through Kernell grounds.

Gervaise Harris of Waddesden for not repairing the highway through his lands.

John Coles of Oakley for selling ale without a licence.

Elizabeth, wife of William Bennett of Aylesbury [Oving], for stealing linen from William Coxhead’s stall at Aylesbury Fair on the 14th September.  Henry Smith of Waddesden, farrier, to give evidence.  (Sess. R. 30, 54, 54a, 105, and 113)

The inhabitants of Shenley Brookend, Loughton, and Sympson for not repairing the highway leading from Stonny Stratford to London.  (Sess. R. 30/128)

Presentments of the constables.

p. 349.  The inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peter for not cleansing a water course “against Old Meade.”  (Sess. R. 30/52)

Thomas Kempster, innholder, and James Dell, maltster, constables of Aylesbury, “for permitting a great affray there on market day,” the 23rd September.  (Sess. R. 30/52 and 122)

James Boreton, Thomas Batchelor, Benjamin Peed, and Joshua Gardiner, yeomen, constables of Amersham, for not keeping watch and ward.  (Sess. R. 29/67 and 30/52)

Ann Ironmonger of Waddesden for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 30/49 and 117)

The nine persons indicted above for recusancy, with the exception of Christopher Poole, were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 30/48 and 50)

The constables of Hawridge for not making their presentments.  (Sess. R. 30/119)

John Pratt, constable of Bellingdon, for not returning a list of freeholders.

The constables of Burnham Hundred (Francis Putnam’s division) present nothing.  (Sess. R. 30/51)

Informations.

Richard Jennings and John Russell, both of Aylesbury, for forestalling and buying corn out of the market.

Petty constables sworn.

Dorney . . . . Richard Sedding vice Jonas Humphreys. Thomas White not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/2)

 

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Chalfont St. Giles Edward Montague and John Woodhouse vice William Keeble and Thomas Pewsey; John Buckmaster and Nicholas Redding not sworn.  Wit- nesses: Joseph Bartlett, Robert Hill, John Grimsdale, William Boddington, Thomas Nickalls, Thomas Lane, Henry Body, Francis Honnor, William Kibble, Thomas Pewsey, and Thomas Hill.  (Sess. R. 30/3)

Wyccombe Samuel Grover vice Jeremy Francis; Forreynes John Shinelton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/4)

Chearsley . .   . William Jackson vice [Blank].  (Sess. R. 30/1)

Ickford . . . . Thomas Edwards vice Thomas Steed- man.  (Sess. R. 30/5)

Amersham   Edward Mowdy vice William Trego. Woodrow  (Sess.  R.  30/131)

Great Woolston . . William Crick vice John Chevall; John Gilpin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/130)

Woughton . . . . Thomas Goodman junior vice Richard Gilpyn; John Ashby and Thomas Dytom not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/8)

Dinton  . . .   Henry Hitchcock vice William Saunders; Thomas Saunders and John Meade not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/7)

Dunton . . . . John Sympson vice Thomas Adams; Edward Duncombe not sworn.  (Sess. R. 30/6)

Orders.

p. 350.  John Maccascree, gentleman, treasurer of the militia, paid his account of £9. 7s. 2½d. for monies collected within the County.

 

In accordance with 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, the sum of £314. 1s. 5½d. was to be raised for conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars.  This amount was to be assessed amongst the hundreds as follows: Aylesbury, 

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£49. 5s. 7d.; Ashendon, £49. 5s.; Buckingham, £28. 8s. 9d.; Cottesloe, £49. 4s. 6½d.; Newport, £60. 3s. 2d.; Burneham, £28. 1s. 8d.; Desborough, £25. 11s. 6d.; Stoke, £24. 1s. 3d. The boroughs of Buckingham and Chepping Wiccombe were exempted.

 

p. 351.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p. 352.  William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 12s. 4d., £3. 12s. 8d., £3. 11s. 8d., and £3. 17s. 6d. Each baker supplied bread for one week in the month, and one loaf costing 2d. was allowed to each prisoner. The prisoners' names were as under: felons; John Hutchins, Thomas Lee, Jane Gray, Joseph Stops, David Gibbon, John Fisher, Robert Bentley, Martha Horwood, William Wilmore, Ralph Judkins, John Marriott, and Richard Barton; debtors; Richard Harding, Timothy Tims, Richard Parker, Richard Prior, Richard Underwood, Hugh Willis, Joseph Hill, Henry Bartlett, Samuel Hartley, Thomas Frail, William Edmonds, Samuel Brown, Thomas Ladyman, Ralph Lock- wood, Thomas Bayles, John Saltmash, John Herbert, and Edward Cook.  (Sess. R. 30/23-25, 27-29, 31-33, and 35-37)

 

p. 353.  John Colshill was paid £1. 12s. for twelve weeks' maintenance of a "County child," and 10s. for one quarter's clothing.  (Sess. R. 30/22)

 

Matthew Eyre and Mark Boyce, constables of Stonny Stratford, were paid £20 for one quarter's allowance for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples. (Sess. R. 30/44 and 45)

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £17. 11s. 4d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  Full details given. (Sess. R. 30/41 and 42)

 

Accounts of the clerk of the peace for one quarter, 

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amounting to £1162. 7s. 1d., and "my owne sallard £2. 10s." (Sess. R. 30/14)

 

Account for bread delivered to Francis Williams, a convict felon, in Newport Pagnell bridewell.  (Sess. R. 30/21)

 

William Benson was paid £10 for the half-yearly rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as the County goal.  (Sess. R. 30/39 and 40)

 

p. 354.  John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £20 for one quarter's allowance for passing, carrying, and conveying vagrants and cripples. (Sess. R. 30/46 and 78)

 

Mr. Adiell Hawes, treasurer of the Queen's Bench and Marshalsea money, was paid £8. 7s. 2d. for passing vagrants through the County.  (Sess. R. 30/19 and 20)

 

Robert Meade, under-sheriff, was paid £20 for his services and expenses.  He produced a receipt from Robert Hyde, receiver of Lord Chief Justice Holt, for "exhibition money" due to the prisoners at midsummer.  (Sess. R. 30/13 and 15)

 

p. 355.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Joseph Wright, with his wife and three children, from Hugendon to Princes Risborough, upon the evidence of John Dossett. (Sess. R. 30/58 and 61)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing John Quick from Penn to Hughendon, upon the evidence of Mr. Grove. (Sess. R. 30/59)

 

The appeal of Wooton Bassett, co. Wilts, against a warrant removing Catherine, wife of Arthur Hutchins, with three small children from Agmondisham, alias Amersham, was allowed.  (Sess. R. 30/64)

 

p. 356.  The appeal of Stonny Stratford Westside against

 

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a warrant removing John Pinfold from Whaddon was allowed, upon the evidence that he had been apprenticed to Richard Walker at Stonny Stratford Westside for seven years, but that after three and a half years he was turned over to John Parratt of Stonny Stratford Eastside, where he remained for the rest of his term.  (Sess. R. 30/70)

 

p. 357.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Thomas Audrey from Horton to Waxham, upon the evidence of Thomas Gyatt that he was a hired servant of one William Grove.  (Sess. R. 30/68)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing Jonathan Shrimpton, with his wife and one child, from Wooburne to Becconsfeild.  (Sess. R. 30/62)

 

The complaints of Choulsbury relating to the relief of the children of one Tomlyn, deceased, late an inhabitant of that parish, were referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Cottesloe and Aylesbury.

 

p. 358.  The complaints of Becconsfeild relating to the relief of Ferdinando Shrimpton were referred to the parishes of Burneham and Desborough.

 

The appeal of Great Missendon against a warrant removing Charles Deane, with his wife and four children, from Chepping Wiccombe was allowed, upon the evidence of Thomas Wheeler and John Fryer that Deane had held land in Chepping Wiccombe worth £10 a year.  (Sess. R. 30/69)

 

The appeal of Fleetmarston against the justices' order for the relief of the Rev. Francis Freer was allowed. Freer gave evidence that he was a curate "hired and paid by Mr. Hargrave, rector of Fleetmarston," but he was born at Wixton, co. Leicester.  (Sess. R. 30/55 and 60)

 

p. 359.  The appeal of Hawridge against a warrant removing Elizabeth, wife of Francis Smith, from Chesham was adjourned.  (Sess. R. 30/65)

 

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The appeal of Great Horwood against a settlement order was adjourned.

 

Upon the petition of Richard Harvey, Richard Under- wood, Joseph Hill, Thomas Bayles, Henry Bartlett, Edward Cook, Samuel Browne, Richard Pryer, Thomas Fraill, Timothy Tims, Samuel Hartley, William Edmonds, Thomas Ladyman, John Fisher, John Stops, David Gibons, John Hutchins, Ralph Lockwood, and Jane Gray, prisoners in the County gaol, setting out that they were suffering great misery and want because the justices "of your great goodness and charity" had hitherto allowed a competent allowance of bread for their relief and comfort, but now owing to the price of corn it had become so small that it was not sufficient for their support, and that they must "inevitably starve," it was ordered that "each and every of the said prisoners who are petitioners shall have their usuall allowance and noe more; but shall be at liberty to have and take the same either in wheate or barley or mixed," and that £10 a quarter should be paid to Francis Woodcock, the keeper, to buy oatmeal "to make pottage or broth for the said poor prisoners." (Sess. R. 30/57)

 

p. 360.  The indictment against Ann Seare of Wingrave, widow, and John, her son [both fined 1s. 8d.], for not cleansing the ditch "upon the Riddy" next the highway, was stayed upon the production of a justices' certificate that the ditch was sufficiently scoured.  (Sess. R. 30/65)

 

The indictment against James Lucas of Waddesden for not repairing a highway through his grounds called "Kernell grounds," leading from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford, was stayed.

 

The indictment against Gervaise Harris of Waddesden for not repairing the highway leading through his grounds, from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford, was stayed.

 

p. 361.  The indictment against the inhabitants of Little Missendon for not repairing the highway at Mill End, leading from Wendover to Amersham, was stayed.

 

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The indictment against the inhabitants of Horsendon for not repairing the highway between Turlong Bottome and Horsendon, leading from Aston Sandford to Chepping Wiccombe was stayed, upon a justices' certificate that the highway was now repaired.  [See p. 362]  (Sess. R. 30/66)

 

The laws now in force against forestalling and engrossing corn were to be put in execution, and a copy of them was to be sent to the constables of all market towns, so that all forestallers, regrators, and engrossers "may be described and known."

 

The presentment against Alexander Duncumbe and Richard Burges, constables of Hardwyck cum Weedon, for not making their presentments was stayed, "it now appear- ing that by reason of some emergent occasions and sicknesse the same was neglected."

 

p. 362.  The indictment against the Rev. John Barton, clerk, and Mark Turner, labourer, both of Great Brickhill, for assaulting Roger Chappell was quashed, "by reason of error and deficiency in the said indictment."  (Sess. R. 30/112)

 

p. 363.  The petition of Elizabeth Miles, that she was aged 98 and had been an inhabitant of Aylesbury for 60 years, but now by reason of weakness she was unable to work, and "being worne out with age and fallen upon the towne, she is allowed but fifteene pence a weeke, which is little more than what she can expend in fire, being old and very chilly and withall not able to make herself ready without helpe," was referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 30/56)

 

The lists of names of all persons qualified to serve on juries as returned by the constables were to be filed with the records of the Court and enrolled in two books, one for the use of the under-sheriff, and one for the use of the Court.

 

All fines imposed by the sheriff upon persons summoned 

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to serve on the grand jury who had made default, were dis- charged "in regard that there hath been a full appearance."

 

p. 364.  All fines imposed upon Joseph Smith of Elles- borough, John Ward of Little Horwood, and Humphrey Streame of Oveing for non-appearance on the grand jury were discharged, as it appeared "that by reason of sicknesse or other urgent occasions they could not possibly appear."

 

The clerk of the peace was to find two "sufficient" persons to act as constables of Little Brickhill if Robert Ratcliffe and John Pyng failed to pass cripples and vagrants in accordance with their contract.  [See p. 331]

 

The indictment against William Stevens, surveyor of Great Brickhill, for collecting eighty cartloads of stones in Mill Lane, between the house of John Gates, deceased, and Mill Way, for the repair of the highway, so that the inhabit- ants could not repair the lane, was discharged.  (Sess. R. 30/112)

 

Thomas Scott, constable of Marsh Gibbon, was paid his expenses for burying Matthew Kerby, a vagrant.  (Sess. R. 30/16-18)

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 365.  The acquittal of Elizabeth Bennett [see p. 348], the convictions of William Pursell, Robert Amsden, Richard Wood, Samuel Sherrington [Sheronton], and Ann and John Seare [see p. 337], and of Samuel Druce and John Cheese [see p. 348], and the pardons of Richard Wood and John Hutchins [see p. 286].

Recognizances extended.

p. 366.  The following already given above: John Taylor [see p. 24], Richard [John] Baldwyn [see p. 148], Thomas Hinckley [see p. 240].

Thomas Pawley of Weston Turvile, with James Hill of the same as surety, for good behaviour.

Daniel Moores of Drayton Parslowe, with William Price junior and John Archfeild, both of the same, graziers, as 

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sureties, for good behaviour towards Amy Bull.  (Sess. R. 30/93)

John Baker of Charndon, labourer, with John Syratt of Marsh Gibbon and Michael Allen of Charndon, husbandmen, as sureties, for the bastard child of Mary Middleton, single- woman.  (Sess. R. 30/91)

Recognizances entered into.

John Bannister of Horton, labourer, with Thomas Hopkins of Eton, cordwainer, and John Cretcher of "Buriell," co. Berks, husbandman, as sureties, for wounding the Rev. William Nanny of Horton, clerk. Information of William Nanny that he was too bruised and weak to prosecute John Bannister, who was his servant.  (Sess. R. 9, 86, and 118)

John Brassett of Chittwood, yeoman, with Thomas Ligoe of Stoke Mandevile, esquire, and John Chapman of Preston, gentleman, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Sheene, alias Fisher, of Aylesbury. (Sess. R. 30/75 and 96)

William Burrell of Winslowe for good behaviour.

William Lee of Aylesbury, carpenter, and Robert Cuthbert of Northmarston for the appearance of John Smith.  (Sess. R. 30/90 and 124)

William Stopps of Great Marlowe for the appearance of his wife to answer for a breach of the peace against William Marrow.

Robert Andrews of Eton, victualler, with Thomas Hopkins, shoemaker, and Richard Russell, glazier, both of Eton, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse.  (Sess. R. 30/81)

John Smith, Thomas Young, and Henry Ewer, all of Langley Marsh, with John Tice and Henry Alding, both of the same, as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 30/82, 84, and 87)

William Day of Langley Marsh, with Joseph Ely and Caesar Wallis, both of the same, as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 30/83)

Edward Holderness junior of Langley Marsh, cord- wainer, with Edward Holderness senior and John Holderness, both of the same, as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 30/85)

John Putnam of Ringshall in Ivingho, labourer, with 

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William Culverhouse of the same, yeoman, as surety, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 30/88)

Richard Sear of Wingrave, labourer, with Nathaniel Brookes, victualler, and John Sear junior, yeoman, both of the same, as sureties, with warrant to the constables to bring Richard Sear and Joseph Brookes, servants to William Grace and Richard Thornton, to answer for damaging their goods and for assault.  (Sess. R. 30/74 and 92)

Richard Barton junior of Little Horwood, with Richard Barton senior, yeoman, and Robert Grainge, gentleman, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth, his wife.  (Sess. R. 30/94)

Alexander Stoakes of Lillingston Dayrell, dairyman, with George Lovell of the same, husbandman, as surety, for unlawfully taking "one of her Majesty's deer within the forest of Whittlewood."  (Sess. R. 30/110)

John Ivatts of Fleet Marston, labourer, with Thomas Adams of Waddesden, yeoman, as surety, for disobeying an order made by Edward Hervey.  (Sess. R. 30/108)

Examinations.

Sarah Fellows of Ringshall in Ivingho, in regard to the neglect of duty of John Putnam, overseer of the poor.  (Sess. R. 30/72)

Hannah Scot of Eton, singlewoman, that Richard Morris was the father of her bastard child.  (Sess. R. 30/73)

Fines and issues.

p. 367.  The fines of the persons convicted on p. 365.

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Jane Hawkens for a bastard child chargeable to Denham; Thomas James for a lewd and idle life; Mary Penning for being a disorderly person.  (Sess. R. 30/76)

Newport Pagnell: Thomas Bandy and Elizabeth Williamson, alias Nework, for being disorderly persons; both now discharged.  (Sess. R. 30/71)

Aylesbury: John Fisher for stealing a sheep from Thomas Phellips; Richard Baker for breaches of the peace, especially against his wife.  (Sess. R. 30/132 and 133)

 

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Writs.

Of distringas against the inhabitants of Horsendon and Little Missendon.  (Sess. R. 30/102)

To summon a jury.  (Sess. R. 30/101)

Of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 30/47 and 103)

Of capias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 30/104)

Recognizances discharged.

John Heyward of Great Marlowe, William Stevens, the Rev. John Barton and Mark Turner, all of Great Brickhill, John Putnam and William Culverhouse, both of Ringshall, Henry Ewer, John Tyse, Henry Aldwyn, Edward Holderness junior, Edward Holderness senior, John Holderness, Thomas Young, William Day, Joseph Ely, Caesar Wallys, and John Smith, all of Langley Marsh, John Crutcher of Buryell, co. Berks, John Bannister of Horton, Thomas Hopkins of Eaton, John Cheese, Thomas Cheese, Joseph Goodinche, and George Stevens, all of Foskett, Henry Carr and John Floud, both of Great Missendon, John Taylor, Richard Tuffyn, and John Meade, all of Wendover, John Brassett of Chittwood, Thomas Ligoe of Stoke Mandevile, John Chapman of Preston, William Burrell, William Gibbs, and Hugh Burrell, all of Winslowe, Richard Barton junior, Richard Barton senior, and Robert Grainge, all of Little Horwood, Richard Seare, Nathaniel Brookes, and John Seare senior, all of Wingrave, Robert Cuthbert junior and Robert Cuthbert senior, both of North- marston, and Alexander Stokes and George Lovell, both of Lillingston Dayrell.

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

7th October, 1709 [7 Anne]

Jurors for the body of the county.

Sess.R. E/2,3. John Burcombe of Horton, Richard Finch of Iver, William Atkinson and John Chase, both of Chesham towne, Tobias Gutteridge junior and Thomas Butterfield, both of Chalfont St. Peters, Thomas Brandon junior of Aston Clynton, Henry Webb senior of Beirton-cum-Broughton, Ephraim Holt of Dinton-cum-Ford, Edward Darvall of Princes Risborough, William Stallwood of Wendover, Thomas Hunt of [torn and illegible], John Bennett of Northmarston, John Mildmer of Aston Abbotts, John Foskett and John Brickhill, both of Great Horwood, John Bailiffe of Steeple Claydon, John Grove and Ambrose Durrant, both of Tingewick, John Adams of Thornborough and Thomas Norbury of Turweston.

The following were not sworn: Thomas Reynor of Horton, John Parrett and John Chase, both of Chesham towne, Richard Harvey Of Aston Clynton, John Bishopp of Dinton-cum-Ford, Samuel Bowler of Princes Risborough, Richard Tatham of Northmarston, Robert Badrick of Aston Abbotts, Jonathan Stonley of Cheddington, Richard Sawell

 

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and Thomas Seare, both of Iveinghoe, Richard Cox of Steeple Claydon, and Thomas Yates of Turweston.

(Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 139)

Presentments.

Sess.R. /\ill\29,37, 40The persons mentioned in Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. l40, for recusancy.

Sess.R. \ill\/16John Millerman [Milmon], for assault. .

Sess.R. \ill\/18,27, The constables of Little Hampden. Cole Braffeild,  Asheridge and Bellendon, for making no returns.

Sess.R. E/37. The chief Constable of Aylesbury three hundreds,  Upper division, returned a list of those qualified  to serve on juries:-

Aylesbury:  John Goldsworth senior, John Worcester, and the following [Christian names torn away]: Hugendon, Brasbridge, Goldsworth, Simmons, Jordan, Heywood, Barnaby, White and Ray.

Aston Clinton:  Michael Welles, Joseph Welles senior, Joseph Welles- junior, William Welles, James Kipping, Richard Harvey, Richard Brigginshaw, Henry Lake, Henry Grange, William Golder senior, Thomas Welles senior and John Theede.

Bierton-cum-Broughton:  Richard Falcks, William Cripps, Francis Smith-, Henry Webb junior, William Hill, Thomas Edwards, Richard Stratfold, Thomas Thorn, William Hoare, John Sharp, and John Duncomb.

Buckland:  Thomas Lake, Edward Martin, Thomas Horwood and William Worcester.

Bransfee:  Thomas Winter "of the boot", Giles Stallion, John Rayner, John Dennis, Moses Biscoe, Samuel Lane, James Sale, Richard Terry, Ananias Barnaby, Thomas Winter and Phillip Redding.

Lee:  Daniel Alldridg, Joseph Geary, Joseph Stall- wood and William Hawthorne.

Great Missendon:  John Fletewood esquire, Richard Seares, gentleman, Joseph Pedder, John Redding, George Honnor, John Honnor, John Barraby, John Strong, John Birch, John Cudsin, Samuel Sallter and Ralph Swanburn.

Little Missendon:  Thomas Axtell.

Haalton:  Thomas Goodson, William Neighbour and Thomas Wigg.

Hulcot:  Samuel Gurney junior, Francis Whitchurch, Thomas- Whitchurch and William Smith.

Stoake Mandevil:  Thomas Ligo and Thomas Jackson, gentlemen, Henry Whitchurch, Joseph Smith, William Ford, Thomas Ford, John Brown and Roger Hoare.

Weston Turvil:  John Webb and William Hakewell, gentlemen, William Baker junior, John Baker junior,

 

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Thomas Dover, Joseph Goodson, William Browne, John Baker senior and James Hill.

Wendover-cum-Forrens: William Edgell, esquire, Thomas Machel, Francis Sheldon, John Stacey, William Collet and William Cock, gentlemen, John Benning, William Chrismas, George Harding, Thomas Ginger senior, William Stallwood and Robert Kipping.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 140)

Petty constables and tithingmen Sworn.

Sess.R. E/42. Chalfont St. Peter.  Henry Skidmore [Kidmore] and John Bennet, tobacconist.  Not sworn: George Monk, John Rogers and John Dell.

Sess.R. E/46.Ickford:  Not sworn:  Thomas Edwards. 

Sess.R. E/45. Wofton.

Sess.R. E/45. Great Woolson:  John Chousel [Chevall] vice John Chad.

Sess.R. E/47. Weston Turvile:  Not sworn:  Thomas Hambidge and William Bate.

Sess.R. E/8.Wiccombe Forrens:  Not sworn:  Thomas Jeferyes, 

Sess.R. E/43. Hanslop:  James Willison vice Joseph Ratnet  [Ratteney].  Not sworn:  Joseph York and Richard Gadorn.

Sess.R. E/44. Aston Clynton:  Not sworn:  James Kipping and Thomas Brigginshaw.

(Sess.Cal. Vol. III, pp. 140-141)

Orders of Removal concerning William Hedges Sess.R. and his Wife, and Elizabeth Stoakes. E/48,49, 51.

Sess.R. E/54, The petition of the inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peter, with notes on the cost of rebuilding 56-62. the church.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 143)

Sess.R. E/52. Certificate of the justices, that the highway between Turlong Bottom and Horsendon had been repaired. (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 143) 

Sess.R. E/53. The petition of William Head and Richard Harding, for County bread.

Sess.R. E/55. John Bishop of Aylesbury, tailor, was ordered to make a weekly payment for the mainten- ance of Elizabeth Pettit's child, whose reputed father he was.

Sess.R. 1/67,68, 74. The recognizances of Richard Butterfeild, William Peirce and Frances Buckle.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 144)

Sess.R. E/50. The recognizance of Charles Darvall, to appear.  (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 144)

 

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Recognizances discharged.

Sess.R. E/69. Richard Dell, With Thomas Jackson and James Lovett as sureties, to keep the peace towards Thomas Charge of Wendover, and to appear.

Sess.R. E/70. Edward Welles, with William Harding and Richard Geary as sureties, to keep the peace towards Thomas Davy of Wendover, and to appear.

Sess.R. E/78. John Bishop, with Henry Munday and John Kingham as sureties, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Pettit.

Sess.R. E/71. James Footman, with William Welch and Thomas Woodward as sureties, to keep the peace towards George Feild of Aylesbury, barber, and to appear.

Sess.R. E/73,80. Abraham Webb senior, with John Webb as surety, to answer for keeping Abraham Webb junior, his son, apprentice to Lambert Edmonds, from the said Lambert Edmonds, Lambert Edmonds, to answer for beating and abusing the said Abraham Webb junior.

Sess.R. E/76. William Jewett, molecatcher, with Charles Jewett as surety, to keep the peace towards William Cliffe of Taplow, and to appear.

Sess.R. E/77,79. Thomas Newman, and John Hayward, with John Tanner and Samuel Philips as sureties:  to appear.

Sess.R. E/72. Antony Davis, with John Saunders and John Godard as sureties, to Keep the peace towards William Leadbury of Brill, and to appear.

Sess.R. E/75. John Inwood, with John White and Edward Gilbert as sureties, to keep the peace towards Prudence Tomlins of Stewkley and to appear. (Sess.Cal. Vol. III, p. 145)

Bridewell Calendars.

Sess.R. E/64 Newport Pagnell: Lucy France, a disorderly person,  - discharged 16 September, 1708.

sess.R. E/65,66. Chepping Wicombe: Mary Williams, committed at the - Assizes, 12 July, 1708, for one year, for felony. Thomas Pratt, "a loose and idell person and on that a Bused his Nabours", committed for 10 days hard labour.  Discharged. Susan James, "a loose and idell person and giveing to pilfering", committed for one month's hard labour.  Discharged. Philip Barder, committed 6 September, 1708, for bastardy with Rachel Carter of Olney.

Examinations.

Sess.R. \ill\ Frances Buckle accused Henry Hoel of stealing beer from William Peirce.  Hoel said that he had permission to take the beer.

 

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VOLUME 8.

 

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

12th January, 1709-10 [8 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 1.  Daniel Aldridge, William Baldwyn, Samuel Bampton, Robert Burt, Thomas Curle, Matthew Deverell, Thomas George, John King, Edward Lamborne, John Norwood, 

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Robert Stone, Richard Stratford, Edward Taylor, Michael Wells, and Thomas Wells.  (Sess. R. 31/174)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by John Fleetwood, esquire, of Great Missendon; certified by the Rev. John North, vicar, and John Reading, churchwarden, and witnessed by Thomas Wheeler and Joseph Cock, all of the same. (Sess. R. 31/184)

The Rev. John Harrison, clerk, of Walton; certified by Rev. William Wotton, D. D., rector, and William How, churchwarden, of Walton, and witnessed by William Panck- hurst of the same, gentleman, and James Betts of Newport Pagnell.  (Sess. R. 31/186)

William Tressam of Newport Pagnell, gentleman, certified by the Rev. Thomas Bankes, D. D., vicar, and Roger Chevall, gentleman, churchwarden, and witnessed by James Betts and William Worsley, yeomen, all of the same. (Sess. R. 31/185)

Richard Davis of Fenny Stratford, the Rev. John Lydiall, rector of Newton Longville, and William Woolhead of Fenny Stratford; all certified by Rev. David Trimnel, rector, and John Cooke and William Fountaine, church- wardens, of Stoke Hammond, and witnessed by each other alternatively.  (Sess. R. 31/179,181, and 183)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Indictments.

p. 2. Ann Howse of Beirton, widow, John Typper, gentle- man, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Walters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, and John Brinckhurst of Great Marlowe, gentleman, as popish recusants.

The inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peter for a nuisance.

William Irwing and Mary, wife of George Moores, both of Great Marlowe, for disturbing the peace.

Richard Lovejoy of Great Marlowe and Ann Ironmonger, widow, for selling ale without a licence.

The constables of Hawridge for not making their presentments.

William Stevens, yeoman, overseer of Great Brickhill, for collecting stones and sand in Mill Lane.  (Sess. R. 31/191) 

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John Bannister of Horton for assaulting the Rev. William Nanny.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 31/199)

William Weston, yeoman, constable of Drayton Beauchamp, for not making his presentments.  [Acquitted] (Sess. R. 31/189)

Susan Chandler of Aylesbury, widow, for wounding James Footman.  [Acquitted] (Sess. R. 31/168 and 187)

Thomas Prince, yeoman, constable of Newton Blossom- ville, for not making his presentments.  [Acquitted] (Sess. R. 31/188)

Richard Tuffin, woollen-draper, John Tayler, tailor, and John Robbins, tallow-chandler, all of Wendover, for a riotous assembly, and for wounding John Lovett and Mary, his wife.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 31/190)

Anthony Davyes of Brill, yeoman, for wounding William Lead bury.  (Sess. R. 31/192)

Presentments of the constables.

The seven persons indicted above for recusancy, and Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe, were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 31/130, 131, and 132)

John Gilby of Chesham for keeping ill-rule at "the sign of the Golden Ball."  (Sess. R. 31/127)

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for disturbing the peace.  (Sess. R. 31 /130)

David Irwing of the same for stopping up the church way.  (Sess. R. 31/130)

Ann Tillyar of Slow in Upton cum Chalvey for keeping ill-rule at the "Three Horse Shoes."  (Sess. R. 31/129)

Henry Style, maltster, and John Fice, miller, both of Langley Marsh, for forestalling the market.  (Sess. R. 31/128)

Samuel Bunce of Little Missendon and Elizabeth, his wife, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 31/132)

Henry Browne of Middleton Keynes for regrating corn.

The inhabitants of Hugendon for not repairing the highway called "Cryers Lane," leading towards Chepping Wiccombe.  (Sess. R. 31/126)

The inhabitants of Becconsfeild for not repairing the highway from Amersham to Windsor, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/126)

 

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The constable of Cublington for not making his present- ments. (Sess. R. 31/131)

The constables of West Wycombe for not collecting the tax for the passing of vagrants. (Sess. R. 31/195)

Informations.

p. 3.  John Brown, Daniel Hill, Mary Rowe, Sarah Hill, Francis Hewett, Elizabeth Ward, and Francis Adkinson gave informations that the following persons bought wheat at 7s. the bushel, oats at 2s. the bushel, and barley at 8s. the quarter, when each had "plenty at home": William Reeve of Drayton Parslowe, Robert Horn and Bennett Meltham, both of Newton Longfeild, Hugh Albright, John Barwell, Thomas Key (who bought of David Read of Cosgrove, co. Northampton), Mr. Hartley, woollen-draper, and Francis Clarke, bailiff of the market (who bought of Christopher Rookes of Potters Perry), all of Stony Stratford, John Dunsby of Stock Brewing, co. Northampton (who sold to Richard Perry of Wolverton and to Gabriel Irene of Cosgrove, co. Northampton), Ralph Coleman and John Bailey, both of Bletchley, John Swannell of Dunshanger, co. Northampton, Robert Grange of Little Horwood (who bought of William Tomkins of Passenham), Joseph Sear of Drayton, and Edward Leach of Edlesborough. (Sess. R. 31/102 and 107-112)

Richard Kempster and Mary, wife of Edward Finch, both of Aylesbury, gave information that William Barnett of Southrupp bought 5 quarters of barley and took it to the house of John Russell in Aylesbury. (Sess. R. 31/103, 104, 105, and 106)

Against William Wright of Stony Stratford for engrossing corn "growing on the ground."

Against John Lovett of Wendover, labourer, for disseizing Richard Lovett of a cottage in Wendover.  (Sess. R. 31/194)

William Leadbury, Richard Brangwin, and Thomas Berry as to the inspection of the accounts of the surveyor of Brill, when Anthony Davies, in a quarrelsome manner, disturbed the meeting and assaulted Mr. Brangwin.  (Sess. R. 31/141)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

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Matthew Adams and Thomas Gres- ham; Robert Carter and Thomas Ansted not sworn.  (Sess. R. 31/10)

Eaton with John Goodman vice John Shaw.  (Sess. Members R. 31/9)

Halton . . . . Thomas Turpin vice [Blank]; Thomas Stapill not sworn.  (Sess. R. 31/8)

Denham . . . . Thomas Hale and Peter Moxley vice Richard Christmas and [Blank]. (Sess. R. 31/7)

Buckland . . . . Thomas Gurney vice William Horwood; Richard Pratt and John Rice not sworn.  (Sess. R. 31/6)

Boveney . . . . Henry Webb and John Preist vice John Dodd and Edward Webb; John Harbor not sworn.  Witnesses: John Dawson, Henry Ball, Henry Messenger, and John Arden.  (Sess. R. 31/5)

Penn . . . . Thomas Hunt vice John Nash; Samuel Norris not sworn.  (Sess. R. 31/4)

Aston Abbots . . Robert Jeffs and Leonard Sharpe vice William Woodward and George Page; Thomas Mortimer not sworn.  (Sess. R. 31/3)

Filgrave . . . . Joseph Brookes vice Thomas Goodman. (Sess. R. 31/2)

Slapton . . . . James Turney vice Roger Howes.  (Sess. R. 31/1)

Orders.

p. 4.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 15s. 10d., £3. 18s. 6d., £4. 18s. 8d., and £4. 17s. 8d. The following prisoners were supplied with one loaf a day, at the price of 2d. a loaf: felons; John Hutchin, David Gibbon, John Fisher, George Wiltshire, Thomas Young, Edward Durant, William Conn, John, William, and Francis 

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Panter, Jane Gray, Joseph Stops, Jane Rogers, Daniel Carter, and Thomas Lee; debtors; Richard Harding, Timothy Tims, Richard Prior, Richard Underwood, Joseph Hill, Henry Bartlett, Edward Cook, Samuel Hartley, Thomas Fraill, William Edmonds, Samuel Brown, Thomas Ladyman, Thomas Bayles, and Ralph Lockwood.  (Sess. R. 31/51-53, 86-89, 91-93, and 96-99)

 

p. 5.  John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe, constables of Little Brickhill, and Matthew Eyre and Mark Boyce, constables of Stony Stratford, were paid £20 each for their quarterly allowance for passing vagrants and cripples.  (Sess. R. 31/69, 70, and 71)

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £22. 9s. 9d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.  Details set out.  (Sess. R. 31/68 and 101)

 

p. 6.  Francis Neale, gentleman, clerk of the peace, was paid £19. 18s. for his extraordinary expenses “about registring of souldiers,” in compiling a list of freeholders, etc. (Sess. R. 31/86 and 87)

 

John Colshill was paid £1. 17s. 4d. for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 31/85)

 

Robert Wyman and John Burcombe, chief constables for Stoke, Edward Wetherly and Francis Puttenham, chief constables for Burnham, and Thomas Axtell and John Tripp, chief constables for Aylesbury, were paid their respective bills of £19. 8s. 6d., £5. 1s. 6d., and £5. 16s. 8d. for relieving, passing, and conveying of vagrants and cripples. (Sess. R. 31/50, 72, 73, and 74)

 

p. 7.  John Rose, keeper of Chepping Wiccombe bridewell, was paid £1. 11s. 8d. for the burial of James Gibbon, a vagrant who had been committed for breaking into the house of Robert Tyler at Denham and had died in custody, and 

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£1. 9s. 6d. for keeping Thomas Plater, who had enlisted. (Sess. R. 31/77, 78, 79, and 80-84)

 

p. 8.  Francis Woodcock, the County gaoler, was paid 10s. for oatmeal provided for the prisoners.  (Sess. R. 31/75 and 76)

 

Roger Mercy and Susan Raviss, late of Windsor, debtors in the gaol, were admitted to allowances of the County bread. (Sess. R. 31/133)

 

p. 9.  The Court allowed a certificate addressed to William, Lord Cowper, Lord Chancellor, asking him to recommend the granting of Letters Patent “to collect the charitable benev- olence of well disposed persons” in aid of Richard Martyn, Anthony Scott, Ralph Coleman, Francis Coleman, Peter Eaton, Henry Hands, John Honnor, and John Botsworth, all of Little Brickhill, for the serious losses they had sustained by a “sudden and dreadful fire” which had broken out on Saturday the 27th August last.  Richard Smith and Richard Pursell, carpenters, John Wells, bricklayer, and Isaac Savage, surveyor and timber-merchant, certified that the structural damage amounted to £454. 10s. and the loss of furniture, grain, etc., to £127. The certificate is fully set out.  (Sess. R. 31/147)

 

The indictment against Gervaise Harris of Waddesdon, for not repairing the highway leading from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford, was stayed “in regard of the season of the year.”

 

The appeal of Little Missenden against a warrant removing Moses Wells, with his wife and children, from Penn was adjourned.  (Sess. R. 31/139)

 

p. 10.  The indictments against James Lucas, the inhabitants of Sympson, the inhabitants of Shenley Brookend, and the inhabitants of Loughton [see p. 348], the inhabitants of Little Missenden [see p. 337], and the inhabitants of Horsen- don [see p. 310], were stayed.

 

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p. 11.  The overseers of Weston Turvile were authorized to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs.

 

The appeal of Gawcott against a warrant removing William Arnett, with his wife and child, from Winslowe was allowed.  (Sess. R. 31/136)

 

p. 12.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Hannah, wife of John Whitmill, and Edward and Hannah, her children, from Thornborough to Great Horwood, upon the examination of John Capp, George Varney, Robert White, and Thomas Chattwell.  (Sess. R. 31/144)

 

The appeal of Amersham against a warrant removing John Mowdy and William Puzey from Penn was allowed, upon the evidence of Mr. Bovingdon and William Child. (Sess. R. 31/137)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing William Puzey from Penn to Amersham, upon the evidence of John Daveney that he lived as his hired servant at Amersham Woodrow.

 

p. 13.  The appeal of Stratton Audley, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing Joyce, widow of John Earle, from Great Horwood was adjourned.

 

The appeal of Dunstable co. Bedford, against a warrant removing James Johnson from Edlesborough was allowed. (Sess. R. 31/140 and 142)

 

p. 14.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Thomas Wikes and his wife from Warrington in Olney to Wooburne, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 31/138)

 

Thomas Hawkins, a poor boy of Denham, was to be delivered by John Rose, keeper of Chepping Wiccombe bridewell, to James Archer of Eton, glover, and to have his apprenticeship transferred from John Nicholas of Denham, with whom he would not stay.  (Sess. R. 31/135)

 

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The complaint of the Rev. John Downeing of Stonney Stratford was referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Newport.

 

The complaint of Chalfont St. Peter that Daniel Bird had run away and left his wife and three children chargeable to the parish, and that he had since been arrested and had enlisted as “a seaman in her Majesty’s shipp called the Severne,” was referred to the mayor and justices of Chepping Wiccombe.

 

The indictments against John Smith and Robert Cuthbert, for killing the sheep of James Foster and Robert Dancer, were quashed on account of “errors and incer- taintyes.”

 

p. 15.  John Bentley of Brill received the Queen’s pardon.

 

The petition of Francis Woodcock, the County gaoler, for the payment of his expenses in regard to the death and burial of Timothy Tyms, a poor prisoner, was referred to certain justices.

 

John Millner of Wendover, accused of assaulting Richard Tuffyn, received the Queen’s pardon.

 

Elizabeth Francklyn, accused of bastardy, was dis- charged from Aylesbury bridewell.

 

The recognizances of Thomas Hinckley, with Thomas Abraham and Matthew Marriott, his sureties, for bastardy with Elizabeth Paterson, were discharged.

 

The informations against the persons accused of fore- stalling the market were ordered to be prosecuted.

 

The recognizances of John Baker, with John Syrett and Michael Allen, his sureties, for bastardy with Mary Middleton, were discharged, “he the said Baker haveing since marryed the said Mary.”

 

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Orders and certificates for the conveyance of vagrants.

Mary Barlow, passed to St. Botolphs, Aldersgate, conveyed from Chalfont St. Peters to Hillingdon, co. Middle- sex.  (Sess. R. 31/60)

Eleanor Barnes, passed from St. Catherine’s, co. Middle- sex, conveyed from Denham to Wotton Underwood.  (Sess. R. 31/32)

Rachel Biddy, passed from London to Shropshire, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/20)

Ruth Calsell conveyed from Denham to Fulmer.  (Sess. R. 31/39)

Samuel Cole, with his wife and child, passed from Gloucester to Sandwich, co. Kent, conveyed from Taplow to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/63)

Henry Coleman and Elizabeth, his wife, conveyed from Eton to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/156)

Dorothy Creese conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/153)

Hannah Davis and Margery Williams and her child, passed from Beckenham, co. Kent, to Brecknock, co. Brecknock, conveyed from Denham to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/40)

William Eddy conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/157)

John Eash, passed from New Windsor, co. Berks, to Carlisle, co. Cumberland, conveyed from Eton to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/14)

Thomasine Evans, passed from St. Leonards, Shore- ditch, to Tamerton, co. Devon, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/28)

Eleanor Fitz, passed from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Bristol, conveyed from Denham to Maidenhead, co. Berks. (Sess. R. 31/28)

James Gibbon conveyed from Denham to the bridewell at Chepping Wycomb.  (Sess. R. 31/37 and 134)

Sarah Gill conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/153)

Sarah Glass and Elizabeth, her daughter, passed to 

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Dudley, co. Worcester, conveyed from Amersham to Stoken- church, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/59)

Barbara Goodall and her child, passed from Exeter, co. Devon, to Wakefield, co. York, conveyed from Colebrook to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/27)

Elizabeth Haines and her two children, passed from London to Bristol, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/15)

Elizabeth, wife of John Humphreys, and her three children, passed from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Hook Norton, co. Oxford, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/34)

William Ivett conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/159)

Mary James and her two children, passed from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Bristol, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/11)

William Jones, passed from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Llanavon, co. Brecknock [Cardigan], conveyed from Cole- brook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/26)

Robert Joyce and Sarah, his wife, with two children, passed from New Windsor to Standground, co. Huntingdon, conveyed from Eton to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex. (Sess. R. 31/13)

Elizabeth Kay and nine others, passed from London to Bristol, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks. (Sess. R. 31/17)

Samuel Knighton, passed from Hitchin, co. Hertford, to Ringwood, co. Hants, conveyed from Iver to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/16)

Mary Langfeild, passed from Westminster to Marl- borough, co. Wilts, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/12)

Mary May, passed from St. James, Westminster, to Reading co. Berks, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/31)

Constance Millman and her child, passed from St. James, Westminster, to Waltham St. Lawrence, co. Berks, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/29)

Ann Neal and her child, passed to Sandwich, co. Kent, 

 

 

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conveyed from Great Missenden to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex. (Sess. R. 31/46)

Elizabeth Neeker and her child, passed from St. Giles’- in-the-Fields to Siston, co. Gloucester, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  Sess. (R. 31/23)

William Nobs, passed to St. Swithin’s, Norwich, con- veyed from Taplow to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/65)

Thomas Owens conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/158)

Charles Parratt and Mary, his wife, with two children, passed from St. James, Westminster, to Milton, co. Oxford, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/42)

Damaris Parrot, passed from Ealing, co. Middlesex, conveyed from Colebrook to Wraysbury.  (Sess. R. 31/18)

Mary Philips, passed from Abbots Langley, co. Hertford, to Exeter, co. Devon, conveyed from Chenies to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/57)

Elizabeth Pitts, Edward Brice, and Ann Farmer conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/160,160a, and 161)

Ann Pryor conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31 158a)

John Raby, with his wife and seven children, passed from St. John’s, Wapping, to Worcester, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/19)

Alice Rowes, passed from Iver to Croydon, co. Surrey, conveyed to Drayton, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/24)

John Slaes, passed from Abingdon, co. Berks, to London for transportation to Holland, conveyed from Taplow to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/61)

John Slippary, passed from St. Mary’s, Whitechapel, to Marlborough, co. Wilts, conveyed from Colebrook to Maiden- head, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/22)

Elizabeth Taylor and her children, passed from Ipswich, co. Suffolk, conveyed from Taplow to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex. (Sess. R. 31/64)

Robert Thomas, passed to Balam, co. Merioneth, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/41)

 

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Margery Tipping, passed from St. Giles’-in-the-Fields to Bromyard, co. Hereford, conveyed from Denham to Stoken- church, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/35)

James Turent and his two children, passed from Kent to Worcester, and Jane Griffiths with her son, passed from St. Giles-in-the-Fields to Cardiganshire, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/21)

Elizabeth Wadley, passed from St. Mary’s, Whitechapel, to Bromsberrow, co. Gloucester, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/30)

Richard Walker, Margaret, his wife, and Margaret, his daughter, passed from St. Giles’-in-the-Fields, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/36)

Hester Webb and her two children, passed from St. Giles’-in-the-Fields to Hampton, co. Gloucester, conveyed from Colebrook to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 31/25)

Francis Welling, passed from Harefeild to Oxfordshire, and the wife of John Alman, with her two children, passed from Hayes, co. Middlesex, to Oxfordshire, conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/33)

John Wells and Mary, his wife, conveyed from Great Missendon “to ye next towne in ye next county,” on their way to Lillington, co. Warwick.  (Sess. R. 31/48)

Mary Wells, passed from Gloucester to St. James, Westminster, conveyed from Taplow to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/62)

Mary Lewis and Elizabeth Willmott conveyed from Denham to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/154 and 155)

John Allbury, passed from Brayles, co. Warwick, conveyed from Amersham to Piddington, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 35/58)

Elizabeth Hamine and her two children conveyed from Taplow to Hillingdon, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 31/66)

George Manwell conveyed from Burnham to Stoken- church, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/54)

Elizabeth Robinson conveyed from Bierton to Thame, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 31/47)

Constables’ accounts.

Accounts of money paid for the conveyance of vagrants, 

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lunatics, and cripples.  (Sess. R. 31/43, 44, 45, 49, 55, 56, and 67)

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 16.  The conviction of John Bannister.  [See p. 2]

John Lovett of Wendover was remanded for disseizing Richard Lovett of a cottage.  Sureties, Thomas Davy and George Harding, both of Wendover.  (Sess. R. 31/170)

Recognizances entered into.

John Brassett of Chittwood, with Henry Pulley and Robert North, both of Buckingham, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Sheene.

Thomas Wigg of Cublington, with Samuel Goodman, William Grace junior, and Richard Greene, all of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Bernard Turney, esquire.  (Sess. R. 31/166)

Samuel Goodman of Cublington, with Isaac Green and George Page, both of Aston Abbots, yeomen, as sureties, for contempt of a warrant.  (Sess. R. 31/165)

Edward Colton of North Marston, yeoman, with Richard Tattum and Robert Colton, both of the same, labourers, as sureties, for good behaviour towards Elizabeth, his wife. (Sess. R. 31/151 and 167)

Arthur Tredway of Great Missendon, victualler, with John Reading of the same, yeoman, and Stephen Dagnall of Aylesbury, stationer, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse.  (Sess. R. 31/145)

Francis Jackson of Northampton, carpenter, with William Green of the same, carpenter, as surety, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 31/171)

Thomas Wright of Great Missendon, labourer, with John Lloyd of the same as surety, to be of good behaviour towards James Graveny of the same.  (Sess. R. 31/172)

Francis Malster of Wendover, with John Smith of the same as surety, to keep the peace towards Thomas Machell. (Sess. R. 31/169)

Lazarus Merrey of Stoke Poges, victualler, with William Green, victualler, and Thomas Streeting, labourer, both of the same, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse. (Sess. R. 31/162)

 

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William Ladbury of Brill, glazier, to prosecute Anthony Davies of Brill, pedlar, who, with Richard Baker, Thomas Baker and Anthony Davies senior, all of Brill, as sureties, bound himself to appear.  (Sess. R. 31/86, 197, and 198)

Recognizances extended.

The following already given above: John Taylor [see Vol. 7, p. 24] and Richard [John] Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148].

John Stopps of Great Marlow to keep the peace towards William Marrow.

Daniel Carter of Headsore, bargeman, with Thomas Savage of Wooburne and Edward Marshall of Chepping Wiccombe as sureties, to keep the peace towards Joseph Devonshire of East Burnham, yeoman, who, with Gilbert Devonshire of the same as surety, bound himself to prosecute. (Sess. R. 31/163 and 196)

Richard Reading of Hardwick, yeoman, with William Duncombe of the same, gentleman, and William Grace of Cublington, yeoman, as sureties, to answer John Hunt for not paying his wages.  (Sess. R. 31/164)

Recognizances discharged.

Thomas Hinckley, Thomas Abraham, and Matthew Marriott, all of Olney, John Baker and Michael Allen, both of Charnedon, John Syrott of Marsh Gibbon, John Bannister of Horton, Thomas Hopkins of Eaton, John Rolls of Wyrasbury, John Brassett of Chittwood, Henry Pulley of Buckingham, William Lee, James Footman, and Susan Chandler, all of Aylesbury, Robert Cuthbert, Edward Colton, Richard Tattam, and Robert Colton, all of North Marston, Thomas Wright and John Lloyd, both of Great Missendon, Francis Jackson and William Greene, both of Northampton, John Lovett, Thomas Davy, John Harding, John Smith, and Francis Malster, all of Wendover, Thomas Wigg, Samuel Goodman, William Grace junior, and Isaac Greene, all of Cublington, George Page of Abbots Aston, Joseph Devonshire and Gilbert Devonshire, both of East Burneham, William Mann of Horton, and Anthony Davies, Richard Baker, Thomas Baker, and William Leadbury, all of Brill.

 

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Writs.

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 31/177)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 31/175)

Jury writ, (Sess. R. 31/173)

Bridewell calendars.

Chipping Wycombe: Daniel Bird, for leaving his wife and three children chargeable to the parish of Chalfont St. Peters; Thomas Hankins, for refusing to return to James Archer, to whom he was transferred after being apprenticed to John Nicholas; Jane Hawkins for bastardy; James Gibbons, for attempting to break into the house of Robert Tyler at Denham.  (Sess. R. 31/150)

Newport Pagnell: Jane Rogers, Philip Freeman, and Jonathan Millington, all “corrected and discharged.” (Sess. R. 31/152)

 

Names of persons at Bellingham in Chesham, who own property worth more than £10 a year: Henry Putnam, John Tockfeild, and James Child, yeomen.  Signed by John Pratt, constable.  (Sess. R. 31/146)

 

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

20th April, 1710 [9 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 19.  William Brigginshaw, William Brightman, Thomas Bull, Edmund Dorrell, Thomas Dover, John Grace, William Honnor, Edward Hooton, Thomas Ingram, Edward Jenkin- son, John Keene, John Marshall, Ralph Rice, James Sale, Thomas Seare, William Thomson, Charles Whitehall, and Thomas Whiteheart.  (Sess. R. 32/100 and 117)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by William Jennings of Newport Pagnell, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Thomas Banks, vicar, and Roger Chevall, churchwarden, and witnessed by James Betts and William Worsley, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 31/131)

Alexander Horton of Ellesborough, esquire; certified by the Rev. Cartwright Wilmer, rector, and Joseph Smith, 

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churchwarden, and witnessed by John Sefton, gentleman, and John Dolley, labourer, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 32/130)

Richard Shrimpton, bailiff of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Elias Lane, churchwarden, and witnessed by Joseph Pettypher, barber, and John Rose, blacksmith, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 32/129)

Joseph Pettifer, bailiff of the same; certified by the same and by William Widmer, another churchwarden, and witnessed by the above Richard Shrimpton, tallow-chandler, and John Rose.  (Sess. R. 32/128)

Richard Barker of Great Horwood, esquire; certified by the Rev. Matthew Disney, rector, and Richard Page, churchwarden, of Bletchley, and witnessed by Thomas Chilton of Great Horwood and Thomas Habgood of Whaddon. (Sess. R. 32/127)

The Rev. Thomas Busby of Addington, doctor of laws; certified by the same, and witnessed by Edward Lane of Hanslopp, esquire, and John Chevall of Woolston, gentleman. (Sess. R. 32/126)

The Rev. Matthew Disney of Bletchley; certified by the above Dr. Thomas Busby, and Richard Page, and witnessed by Edward Lane and John Chevall.  (Sess. R. 32/125)

John Chevall; certified by the Rev. Matthew Disney and Richard Page, and witnessed by Edward Lane and the Rev. Thomas Sheppard of Whaddon, clerk.  (Sess. R. 32/124)

Edward Lane; certified by the Rev. Matthew Disney and Richard Page, and witnessed by Dr. Thomas Busby and the Rev. Thomas Sheppard.  (Sess. R. 32/123)

The Rev. Thomas Sheppard; certified by the Rev. Matthew Disney and Richard Page, and witnessed by Edward Lane and John Chevall.  (Sess. R. 32/122)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

p. 20.  The houses of William Smith of Oveing, William Forster of Wendover, Edward Clark of Burneham, and one newly-erected at Fenny Stratford in Bletchley, were registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Convictions of swearers.

Thomas Tyler of Denham, husbandman, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. II.  (Sess. R. 32/80)

 

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Indictments.

William Hubbard of Great Marlow, labourer, with Matthew Hobbs and Ambrose Thompson, blacksmith, both of the same, as sureties, for keeping “ginns and snares to destroy game.”  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 32/106)

George Perry of the same, labourer, with Charles Blewett, barber, and John Longley, ashman, both of the same, as sureties, for the like.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 32/109)

Thomas Bryant of Great Hampden, labourer, with Thomas Board of the same, yeoman, as surety, for cutting the wood of Philip, Lord Stanhope, at Denner Hill in Hughendon; charged by Edward Fastnidge of Hughendon, yeoman. [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 32/116)

George Bowler, John Stevens, John Wiggins, William Seymor, and Thomas Bowler, all of Princes Risborough, for cutting the wood of John Paynter, esquire, in Monks Risborough.

Thomas Brice of Ashton, co. Northampton, butcher, for taking the goods of Thomas King at Stonny Stratford. [Acquitted]

Thomas Smith of Thame, co. Oxford, victualler, for keeping a gun and shooting pigeons at Towersey.

Ann Howse of Beirton, widow, John Typper, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, all of Mursley cum Salden, John Brinck- hurst of Great Marlowe, gentleman, and Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe, as popish recusants.

John Gilby of Chesham, victualler, for keeping a dis- orderly alehouse.

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for being a common disturber of the peace.  (Sess. R. 32/132)

David Irwing of the same for obstructing the churchway.

Ann Tylliar of Upton cum Chalvey for keeping a dis- orderly alehouse, i.e. “The three horseshoes.”  (Sess. R. 32/101)

Henry Styles of Langley Marrish for forestalling the market.  [Acquitted]

Samuel Bunce of Great Missenden and Elizabeth, his wife, for selling ale without a licence.

 

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The inhabitants of Becconsfeild for not repairing the highway from Amersham to Windsor.

The inhabitants of Hughdon for not repairing Cryers Lane, leading from Hughendon to Chepping Wiccombe.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 21.  The eight persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 32/94 and 132)

Grace Honnett, William Lovett, and Thomas Shrimpton, all of Wiccombe Forrens, for neglecting their work on the highways.  (Sess. R. 32/103)

Ann Tylliar as above.

The inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing a highway leading from Bakers Lane to the further end of Twelve Acres, on the road from Aylesbury to Laighton Bussard, co.  Bedford. (Sess. R. 32/79)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cotteslow (upper division), Newport, and Stoke (Robert Wiman’s division) have nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 32/91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 104, 105, 133, and 162)

Treasurers sworn.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea

Richard Stratford of Beirton and Joseph Lucas of Rowsham vice Joseph Pedder and Thomas Prentice; William West of Chesham, John Nickalls of Denham, John Grace of Cublington, and Daniel Lucas of Wingrave, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/75 and 76)

For the maimed soldiers

Thomas Wigg of Halton and Matthew Deverell of Swanbourn vice William Neighbour and Samuel Norman; Henry Lake of Aston Clinton, William Hill of Beirton, Peter Lowndes junior of Winslow, and James Durrant of Singleborough, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/71 and 74)

Chief constables sworn

Ashendon    . .

Robert Dancer of North Marston, gentleman, and John Jones of Ludger- shall vice Joseph Stanbridge and Christopher King; Joseph Seare of 

 

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Oving, John Bennett of North Mar- ston, William Jackson of Chersley, and Edward Madge of Long Crendon, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/60 and 73)

Aylesbury     . .                     . .

John Wade junior of Ellesborough and Daniel Aldridge of Lee vice John Tripp and Thomas Axtell; William Hawthorn of the Lee, John Golsworth of Aylesbury, John Plumer of Stone, and John Horton of Sotherup, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/58a and 59)

Buckingham                         . .

John Bunce of Padbury and John [Joseph] Box of Marsh Gibbon vice William Kemp and William Hassell; William Gibbs of Akley, Hugh Ether- sea of Leckhampstead, Bartholomew Paxon of Barton Hartshorn, and Edward Spidars of Marsh Gibbon, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/58 and 61)

Cottesloe      . .                     . .

Daniel Gyles of Winslowe (Thomas Curie of Swanborne by order of court at the Midsummer session) and Richard Seare of Pightleston vice Thomas Adams and John Catherall; Henry Cooley and John Wells, both of Ivingho, gentlemen, and Samuel Norman and William Gyles, both of Winslow, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/62 and 63)

Newport       . .                     . .

Henry Browne of Newport Pagnell and Coles Willison of Newton Longvile vice John Scriven and William Pan- cost; William Yate, feltmonger, and John Cripps, both of Newport Pagnell, and Bernard Gregory and John Kilpin, both of Wavendon, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/64 and 65)

 

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Burnham       . .                      . .

John Grimsdale of Chalfont St. Gyle sand John Welch of Chesham (James Harding of the same by order of court at the Michaelmas Session) vice Edward Netherly and Francis Putten- ham; Thomas Butterfeild of Chalfont St. Peters, Thomas Hill of Chalfont St. Gyles, Henry Gale, and William Hakenwill, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/66 and 67)

Desborough                                                  . .

Henry Rolls of Turvile and Joseph Francis of Wiccombe Forrens vice John Mole and John Theed; Daniel Pense and Zacchaeus Wedon, both of Wiccombe Forrens, John Selbe of Great Marlow, and Aaron Medin of Little Marlow, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/70 and 73)