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Buckinghamshire Sessions Records: Volume 3. 1705 to 1712

Buckinghamshire Sessions Records

County of Buckingham

CALENDER

to the

SESSIONS RECORDS

VOLUME III.

1705 to 1712

AND

APPENDIX,

1647

Edited by

WILLIAM LE HARDY, M.C., F.S.A.

GEOFFREY LI.  RECKITT, M.C., F.S.A.

AYLESBURY:

Published by Guy R. Crouch, LL.B., Clerk of the Peace, County Hall.

1939

COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS AND COUNTY COUNCIL.

[All Rights Reserved]

Printed by HUNT, BARNARD & CO. LTD., AYLESBURY.

 

CONTENTS

                         PAGE

Preface          . .                      . .                      . .                      . .                      . .                         . .

vii-xxxxii

Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705 TO 1712      . .                      . .                         . .                      . .                      . .

1-305

Appendix      i, (a) Justices of the Peace, (B) Sheriffs, 1705 to 1712

306-308

Appendix      ii, Document at Doddershall, 1647        . . . . . . . .

309-316

Appendix      III, Addenda to Volume II                         . .

317-325

Appendix      IV, Writs of venire facias and capias ad respondendum, 1705 to 1712                 . .                      . .

326-334

Appendix      V, Register of Gamekeepers, 1707 to 1712. .             . .

335-345

Appendix      VI, Steeple Claydon Highway Rate, 1710  . .                . .

346

Appendix      VII, Dinton Poor Rate, 1711                      . .

347-349

Index              . .                      . .                      . .    . .    . .      . .

350-427

 

PREFACE

 

Those who believe that the value of a work of this nature lies in its completeness must suffer a disappointment in the fact that it is now nearly three years since the publication of the last volume of the calendar, and with those who hold such an opinion we have much sympathy and offer our apologies to them.

This delay has been caused mainly by the discovery, during the preparation of the work, that many of the documents which go to make up a Sessions Roll had become misplaced.  It was thus necessary to examine and arrange all the rolls for a period long after the date when this calendar was likely to end, in order to ensure that all records covering the period would be brought together and noted in the calendar.  While this work took a considerable time, it is hoped that it has facilitated the production of future volumes, as the rolls are now in order up to the year 1720.

The confusion in the sorting of these is best exemplified by reference to Appendix III to this calendar [pp. 317-325], where the information relating to matters referred to in Volume II, and found filed in later Sessions Rolls, has been fully set out.  Reprints of this appendix have been made, and will be supplied to those in possession of Volume II on application to the Clerk of the Peace.

Since the publication of the last volume, the county has (in May, 1938) appointed a permanent County Archivist, and has converted the old cells and rooms in the basement of the County Hall into a record room large enough to house all the records now in the custody of the county authorities.  During the transference of the documents to these new quarters the archivist has already unearthed some records not mentioned in the old manuscript indices, the contents of which will be incorporated in future volumes of the calendar.  A completely 

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new and comprehensive catalogue of all the records, which will make them far more accessible to students, is to be compiled.

Among the recent discoveries have been a series of Test Rolls, recording the names of persons who took the statutory oaths, and lists of Catholics and dissenters; they begin in 1696.  It will be noticed that many of such names appear in the calendar forming the present volume.

There is, perhaps, small chance that any of the earlier Sessions records will now be discovered, but from a totally different source a draft Sessions Book, dealing with the Easter Session, 1647, has come to light and the information it contains has been incorporated in Appendix II to the present volume [pp. 309-316].  This book was found by Mr. George Eland, F.S.A., among the collection of manuscripts in the possession of Lady Pigott-Brown at Doddershall, and has been extracted and printed by her permission.

It records the “Actes of the Generall Quarter Sessions” held at Buckingham on the 29 April, 1647.  Sir Richard Pigott, who was one of the eight justices present on that occasion, took an active part in county administration during the Commonwealth.  He had been appointed Deputy- Lieutenant in 1642, and had served as sheriff in 1644-5. The other justices named are Sir Thomas Saunders of Amersham, Sir Thomas Tyrrell of Castle Thorpe, Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood, Anthony Radcliffe of Chalfont St. Giles, William Wheeler of Datchet, John Lawe, and Sir John Parsons of Boveney, who married the heiress of Sir John Kidderminster, the founder of the almshouses and the church library at Langley Marish.

The contents of this book are set out in approximately the same orderly manner as those later Sessions Books with which these calendars deal, and show that the system of recording the business at Quarter Sessions had already been regularized.

The record is mainly important for the reference it supplies to the Governor of “Bowstall” and to the payment of £2. 10s. to Joseph Bradlye towards the losses he sustained in having his house and goods burnt by “the Parliament souldiers when they beseiged Borstall” [pp. 312 and 314]. Boarstall had changed hands several times, but was finally held by the Parliamentary forces from June, 1646, onwards. 

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John Frayter of Quainton was also compensated for his losses by fire, but there is nothing in the entry to indicate that these were caused by the civil wars.

Towns within five miles of Buckingham had failed to subscribe towards the relief of the inhabitants of Buckingham, which had been visited with the plague, and it was ordered that the full penalties of the law should be imposed upon them if they continued in their neglect [p. 315].

John Walbanck, the Clerk of the Peace, and Christopher Perkins, gentleman, the deputy clerk, were respectively fined 100 marks and 40 marks for their failure to attend the court [p. 315].

William Houghton, a clerk in holy orders, was bound over to keep the peace [p. 313].

Appendix I to this volume gives a complete list of Justices of the Peace who are mentioned in the calendar, together with the names of the High Sheriffs.

Appendix IV gives a list of all persons whose names appear in the writs of venire facias and capias ad respondendum. These writs are found in the Sessions Rolls, though some of them are missing.  As all the names contained in these writs have appeared elsewhere, either in the Sessions Books or Sessions Rolls, it was thought more convenient to give them in full for one year and then to tabulate them, and thus avoid reprinting the same names many times in the body of the calendar.

The Register of Gamekeepers appears for the first time (Appendix V) and extracts from this book for the period covered by the calendar have been tabulated for convenience sake.  The main value of this list is that one is able to learn the names of many manors in the county and of the persons who held them.  Among the owners are found many well- known persons: e.g. Sir John Chester, 4th baronet, who rebuilt Chicheley Hall; Bernard Gardiner, subsequently Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, who held Long Crendon; William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven, a Scottish peer who sat as a member of Parliament for the county from 1698 to 1702 and was Lord Lieutenant; Edward Henry Lee of Quarrendon, Bucks, and Ditchley, co.  Oxford, and his mother, Elizabeth, later the widow of Robert Bertie, 3rd Earl of Lindsey; Edward Lee was created Earl of Lichfield in 1674, after his marriage to the 

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illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Barbara, Duchess of  Cleveland; Sir Robert Throckmorton, who partially rebuilt the mansion at Weston Underwood and was a great benefactor to that parish and to Coughton, co.  Warwick; Maurice, 2nd Baron Haversham, who had been wounded at the siege of Namur; Frances, widow of James, 4th Earl of Salisbury, and daughter of Simon Bennet of Beachampton; Mary, widow of the 3rd Earl of Northampton, and daughter of the 3rd Viscount Campden; Scroop, Earl, and subsequently Duke, of Bridgewater, who was Lord Lieutenant of the county and married Elizabeth, daughter of the Duke of Marlborough; Henry Petty, Lord Shelburne, who was subsequently M.P. for Great Marlow and Chipping Wycombe; Thomas, 1st Marquis of Wharton, who had been M.P. for Wendover and later for the county, and Lord Lieutenant in 1702 until dismissed from that office on the accession of Queen Anne; Sir Edward Longueville, a zealous Catholic and supporter of the cause of James II, who was killed by a fall from his horse at Bicester Races in 1718; the trustees of a charity left by Dr. Richard Busby, the headmaster of Westminster School; and the Master of Ewelme Hospital in Oxfordshire [pp. 335-345].

Appendix VI contains the names of ratepayers in the parish of Steeple Claydon in 1710, and Appendix VII gives a similar list of inhabitants of Dinton.  These lists have been inserted in this form with the object of interfering as little as possible with the layout of the calendar.

The calendar opens in the middle of the War of the Spanish Succession and a year before the triumph of Marlborough at Ramillies, and covers the victories of Oudenarde and Malplaquet, and various other minor ones over the French in Flanders and the Spaniards in Spain, which resulted in the Treaty of Utrecht a year after the close of this calendar.

An address to Queen Anne was drawn up by the Lord Lieutenant, the justices, and many others, congratulating her on the victory of her forces at Ramillies “under un- parrelled 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.”  It viewed with satisfaction the Queen's “wysdome in the Choyce of your present Ministers and Generalls under whome 

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the exorbitant Power of France has been soe visibly reduced and the Antient Honor of England soe Gloriously advanced” [pp. 57 and 101].

In 1707, the Union of England and Scotland became an established fact, and from then onwards the two countries became known as “Great Britain.”  This called for a further address, which was forwarded at the Easter Session, congratulating the Queen that “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”

[p. 91].          

At various times during the period covered by the calendar tremendous activities in recruiting are evidenced. At the Epiphany Session, 1706, a letter from the Privy Council addressed to the Custos Rotulorum of the county was presented, asking for the vigorous execution of an Act for raising recruits for the land forces and marines, “the same being a Service absolutely necessary for carrying on the Warre.”  The court ordered the county officials to make diligent search for able-bodied men who had no “lawfull Calling or Imployment or visible meanes for their mainten- ance or livelyhood or vote in Electing members to serve in Parliamen” [p. 37].  Fourteen men were approved and sent to the Regiment of Marines commanded by Brigadier Holt, and to the Regiments of Foot commanded by Sir Richard Temple and by George, Earl of Orkney.  A physical descrip- tion is given in regard to the last eight of these recruits: e.g. “A thick, short, browne-haired man, aged 18 yeares”; “a middlesized man aged about 35 yeares” or a “short well sett man aged about 22 yeares” [pp. 31-32].  At the next Session, eleven recruits, whose ages are given, were sent to Lord Orkney's Regiment of Foot [p. 40], and in case the Army might be thought to be getting it all their own way, a royal proclamation was read “for the encouragement and increase of Seamen” for the “speedier and better manning her Majesties Fleet” [p. 50]. This had immediate effect, for at the Midsummer Session, although thirteen men were handed 

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over to Colonel Somes’ Regiment of Foot and to the regiment commanded by Brigadier Harry Mordant, seven were passed to Brigadier Holt’s Regiment of Marines and four (one aged 16) were “impressed” for service at sea. Of the men sent to the Marines, one was taken from gaol and two were described as Dutchmen [p. 55]. At Epiphany, 1706, sixteen men were sent to the Regiments of Foot commanded by Lord Orkney and General Ingoldbye [pp. 73-4].

Two years passed before we find record of further enlistments, and then only two men were handed over to Brigadier Hans Hamilton’s regiment [p. 115], but at the Easter Session, 1708, twenty-nine men were distributed between the regiments commanded by Colonel Roger Elliott, General Earle, and Brigadier Holt [pp. 124-5].  During the rest of the period covered by this calendar only three more men were brought in, and of these one was sent to Colonel Bowle’s regiment [p. 134], one to Colonel Brazyer’s regiment [p. 146], and the other to Lord Shannon’s Marines [p. 153].

Many prisoners were released from gaol on their giving an undertaking to enlist, and one of these, Thomas Miller, was enrolled in the Duke of Marlborough’s 1st Regiment of Foot Guards [pp. 9, 61,77, 80, and 149].

The passage of troops through the county must have been a frequent occurrence, for we find several cases of persons refusing to supply waggons and teams for the baggage and ammunition of the military, and it is from such references that we learn of the presence in the county of Colonel Livesay’s regiment [pp. 75 and 82].  The constable of Preston was allowed £3. 8s. for providing a waggon with five horses and two “sufficient” drivers for taking the baggage of Brigadier Hill’s regiment from Buckingham to Northampton, over and above the regular allowance of 1s. a mile allowed by the Army [p. 299].  At the Epiphany Session, 1712, the justices issued their warrant to the chief constable of Desborough to provide two waggons, each with six horses, to be at the Catherine Inn at Chipping Wycombe to take the baggage of the Royal Regiment of Horse commanded by the Duke of Northumberland [pp. 299-300].  At each Easter Session the rates for billeting soldiers and for carriage of their baggage were laid down [pp. 11, 51, 94, 132, 165, and 216]. George Grove, a “gentleman” of Chipping Wycombe, was presented for refusing” to carry the Queenes carriage and the 

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baggage of a troop” [p. 295], and William Lee junior, a carpenter, and.Robert Todd, a yeoman, both of Aylesbury, were presented for quartering soldiers without authority [pp. 3 and 16]; John Coney of Swanbourne and Henry Goss of Soulbury were charged with interrupting the commis- sioners of recruiting in carrying out their duties [pp. 165-6]. Captain John Ramsey gave information to the court that Geoffrey Smith of Grendon Underwood had sheltered a deserter [p. 80], and another who had escaped from the custody of the constable of Stony Stratford was afterwards arrested and hanged for burglary [p. 268].

A soldier who had served under Colonel Thomas Colthropp at the storming of Namur and had been granted a county pension, had his pension increased to £4 a year owing to “very great infirmityes sicknesse and affliccons occasioned by his continuance in the army and undergoeing the hard- shipps incident to the service and his old age” [p. 261]; on the other hand, the application of Richard Rogers of Great Missenden for a pension was refused because he failed to produce a sufficient certificate of his service as a soldier in Major Halsey’s company of the Earl of Mulgrave’s regiment [p. 26].

An early case of a self-inflicted wound in order to avoid military service comes to light when Mr. Noah Pitcher, a “skillfull Chyrugeon,” applied for his fees for attending to Gerrard Wilding, a vagrant, who “in a Malicious and barbarous manner” had “cutt and divided the Greate Tendon of his Legg” [p. 50].

John Taylor, a “gentleman” of Shenley, who was a bondsman to a recognizance, had this extended when it was proved that he was “actually att Sea in her Majesties Service, he being Captayne of a Mann of Warr called the Princess Anne” [p. 17] and Daniel Bird, who was serving in H.M.S. Severne, had left his wife and three children chargeable to the parish in his eagerness to enlist [p. 195].

For a long time the justices made a quarterly allowance for a child born at Breda in Holland, whose father was in H.M. service [p. 7].  At Epiphany, 1707, this child was put in the charge of Alexander Olliffe, and was apprenticed at the Michaelmas Session to an Aylesbury carpenter [pp. 78 and 111].

Alexander Olliffe, who had been a faithful servant to the 

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county, and regularly attended the Assizes at Chipping Wycombe, was allowed £5 in 1708 when he was “un- fortunately beat downe by the cart” that conveyed the prisoners to the court.  The cart ran over “his body and broke the bone of one of his legs,” and he had ever since “layne under the chirurgeon’s hands att great charges to his utter ruine” [p. 142].

The excitement aroused by a parliamentary election is vividly exemplified by the record in the Midsummer Session, 1705, when several persons who were standing in the street at Aylesbury threw stones and brickbats at Mr. Hampden and Mr. Shute when they were riding on horseback in front of Sir Roger Hill, who was in a coach.  They also incited the crowd by shouting “Knock them on the Head; beat the Rogues’ Brains out” [pp. 15, 19, and 20].  Aylesbury was no doubt still suffering from the effect of the disfranchisement of Matthew Ashby in the election of 1700, which led to much litigation [vide V.C.H. Bucks, Vol. IV, pp. 546-7].

In Michaelmas, 1710, an appeal by the inhabitants of Bray was adjourned, “in regard of the eleccon of members to serve in Parliament for the county of Berks” [p. 235].

The number of meeting-houses, many of them newly- erected, which were registered at nearly every Session indicates the broadening outlook on religious subjects, but it is remarkable that only one case of a house is found actually described as a Quakers’ Meeting House (that at Turvile Heath), when the county was known to have been one of the strongholds of that schism [p. 97].

This outlook is also shewn by the small number of persons who were presented for refusing to go to their parish church. Except for the few persons whose names appear among those indicted at every Session, we hear of practically no other cases of recusancy, except that of Thomas Hawkins, who was discharged on taking 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” [p. 18].

Robert Dorsett of Princes Risborough expressed his wish to subscribe to the thirty-nine articles, because he desired to teach a congregation of protestant dissenters [p. 271].

At the Midsummer Session, 1705, it was arranged that meetings should be held at fixed places through the county for taking an account of “all Papists and reputed Papists, 

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with their respective Qualityes, Estates and Places of abode” [p. 60].  The constable of Great Kimble was fined 6s. 8d. for not making a return of Papists [p. 66].*

A disturbance in Brill Church during a funeral sermon by the Rev. Gervase Widdows was caused by the “indecent gestures” of certain of the congregation [p. 27], and John Bannister was fined 3s. 4d. for assaulting his minister, the Rev. William Nanny, who was too bruised to appear as evidence against him [pp. 185 and 189].

The Rev. Francis Freer, who had been a curate at Fleet Marston, fell on evil days, and when the parish officers refused to make him an allowance, he appealed to the justices [p. 163] but was unsuccessful [p. 170], and presumably he had to return to Wigston in Leicestershire, where he was born, for further support [p. 181].

The number of presentments for profaning the Sabbath seem to have diminished during the period under review, and we only find one or two minor cases [pp. 74, 99, and 126].

On the 8 July, 1708, the steeple of the parish church of Chalfont St. Peter fell, and demolished the north and south aisles.  The cost of rebuilding was certified by two carpenters and two bricklayers to be £1,521. 5s. 6d., and the Justices petitioned the Lord Chancellor for leave to appeal for funds throughout England [p. 143].†  It is presumed that this accident was due to an unusually high wind, and apparently the weather during 1708 had been severe, for at the Epiphany Session the jurors who had defaulted in their appearances were excused “in regard of the wett and rainy weather and badnesse of the highways of travel” [p. 118].  In the following Epiphany, certain “antient and infirme witnesses” were unable  to attend the Session by reason of the non- repair of Middle Claydon Bridge, owing to the “extremity of the weather and badnesse of the wayes” [p. 149].

Complaints arose in 1710 over the measures used in markets throughout the county, and it was decreed that no person should sell corn or grain except by a bushel or measure of the same size and gauge “and in every respect agreeable 

 

*  Note.—Among the recently.discovered lists and Test Rolls alluded to above are: a “Papists Oath Roll, 1696—1701 and Aug.-Sept. 1723”; and “A Register of Christians and Papists, 1716-41 and 1717-41” Details will be incorporated in the next volume.

† Note.—See Records of Buckinghamshire, Vol. XII, pp. 65-67, which gives this petition verbatim, and has notes on the result of the appeal for funds.

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to the standard markt in her Majesty’s Court of Exchequer called Winchester Measure”  These were to be provided in every market town and “to be chayned in the public markett places” [pp. 233-4].

At the same Session the inhabitants of Stony Stratford complained that they could not buy bread at reasonable rates, as the farmers bought and sold their grain in the “inn yards and at their barn doors” instead of in the open market [p. 237].  In Epiphany, 1710, information was laid against a number of persons who had bought corn with a view to reselling it at a profit [pp. 190 and 195].

A great deal of the time of the justices and much of the money collected from the rates were devoted to the settle- ment and relief of the poor.  One has only to mention a few incidents which appear in the calendar in order to realize the diverse nature of this aspect of civic control.

The parish officers of Great Marlow reported the case of James Johnson, who had been born in Scotland, though he had reached Buckinghamshire by way of Ireland.  An order for his removal to Chester had been obtained so that he might be returned to Ireland, but by a disguise he had escaped, and was given refuge by William Murrey, another Scotsman, who had given him work in order “to gayne a settlement” for him.  The case was adjourned, but we hear no more of it [p. 9].

In certain cases where the poor were granted parish relief, they were ordered to wear “the poors Badge” of the parish, “according as the Law directs” [pp. 61 and 256].

The case of Elizabeth Miles, who was aged 98 and was unable to work “being worne out with age,” is deserving of mention.  She was allowed 1s. 3d. a week from the parish, which according to her “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” [p. 183].  Another case demanding the sympathy of the court was that of James Cox of West Wycombe whose right hand had been maimed by the palsey and whose eyesight was “much decayed.”  He had several running sores in his legs and was very “grievously afflicted with the evil” [p. 265].

John Colley, who had “received severall considerable sumes of money by way of charity” from his parish of Boarstall, was refused further assistance [p. 223].

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The maintenance of illegitimate children was also a drain on the county finances, and every step was taken to find the father and to make him responsible for the child’s upkeep. The case of Elizabeth Goldsworth of Aylesbury caused an unusual amount of trouble.  She had given birth to twins and charged Edmund Reeve, esquire, with being their father.  Unfortunately he had been committed to the county gaol for debt and therefore was not in a position to take on his responsibilities, so perhaps it was fortunate for the parish that one of the children died.  When the case first came on for hearing, Elizabeth did not appear; it was reported that she was “again with child,” and she was ordered to be arrested and imprisoned in the bridewell until further order should be made [p. 263].

This was not the end of the story, because Elizabeth, when examined, deposed that she had since married Richard Darcoe, a seaman in the Royal Navy, at a church “beyond Highgate” and had lived with him for three weeks in a house near Charing Cross and later at a house in “Shandois Streets“ (Chandos Street).  She did not know where her husband was born, or even the name of the ship on which he was serving, but said that the father of her twins was really James Neale, and that she had been “hired and subborned by ye said James Neale to charge the said Edmund Reeve to be the putative father.”  When she informed James Neale that she was pregnant, “he blamed her for not discovering it to him before and saying that had he known it sooner it might have been prevented for she might have took something by which he meant that she ought to have destroyed ‘em in her womb.” If she followed Neale’s instructions he promised that he would find her “a good place in a lord’s house in Northamptonshire” [pp. 275-6].

A curious story was told by Jane Gray, who was really an inhabitant of Ickford, in regard to her bastard child. Shortly before its birth, she had visited her mother at Great Milton in Oxfordshire “to get and provide herselfe with lynnen and other necessaryes,” but owing to a flood which occurred at that time she was unable to return to Ickford and the child was born at Great Milton ; it was held that that parish was liable for the child’s maintenance [pp. 264-5].

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Humphrey Clarke made over his farm and stock at Dorney to his son, John, who had recently died, and the property passed to his brother, Michael.  Michael had then “removed himself to the prison of the Fleete.”  This was not “a place whereunto by law the said Rebeccah cann be sent to her husband,” and the court decided that Michael Clarke should be rated £1. 6s. 8d. more a month in order that the parish might allow Rebecca 6s. 8d. a week.  At the next Session, however, Michael produced a writ of certiorari for the case to be removed to the Queen’s Bench [pp. 214, 222-3, and 235].

The cost of “conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars” was referred to in the preface to the previous volume [Vol. II, p. xxii], and in the period under review it was still a heavy charge to the county.  The amount collected by the special rate, under the Act of 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, was £314. 14s. 4½d.  at Epiphany, 1707, which was reduced to £314. 1s. 5½d. in the five subsequent years by the assessment on the hundred of Cottesloe being lowered by 12s. 10d. [pp. 76, 120, 148, 178, 232, and 273]. We are not given the full accounts of how this money was expended, but the constables of Little Brickhill and of Stony Stratford, both on Watling Street, seem to have performed much of the work, and their demands for payment are given at each Session.  The approximate amounts paid to these constables in each successive year are £40 for three Sessions in 1705, £133 in 1706, £150 in 1707, £236 in 1708, and £146 for only half of 1709, a total of about £700, of which £400 went to Little Brickhill [pp. 7, 17, 24, 34, 49, 58, etc.].

It is not surprising that the justices noticed these alarming increases, and at the Easter Session, 1709, we read that “in view of the great abuses which the justices believed to have taken place . . . , especially by the constables of Little Brickhill . . . , it was agreed that in future only persons who could be properly vouched for were to hold office as constables”. Actually, John Ping, who had been serving for the last year, and Robert Ratcliffe were appointed for Little Brickhill, at a fixed rate of £80 a year, and Matthew Eyre, one of the serving constables, and Mark Boyce for Stony Stratford, upon the same terms [pp. 164 and 170]. William Daniell, a former constable of Stony Stratford, received a gratuity for making certain proposals which were 

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“very useful in and about reducing the charge” [p. 171]. The Little Brickhill constables, not appearing to be satisfied with these less lucrative arrangements, asked to be discharged, and the Clerk of the Peace was ordered to find fit persons to succeed them [pp. 171 and 184].  None the less, they carried on for the next year, during which the cost to the county was only £160, with the addition of some £30 paid to various chief constables [pp. 179-180, 192, and 213].

At Easter, 1710, Samuel Evans, another past constable of Stony Stratford, who later again accepted the office, was paid £1. 10s. for some further suggestions as to how to reduce the cost, with the result that two new constables agreed to act for Stony Stratford for £50 a year, a sum which was accepted for the remainder of the period [p. 213]. The payments to the constables of Little Brickhill differed ; for the year from Midsummer, 1710, to Easter, 1711, they received varying quarterly amounts, to a total of about £140, but after this they appear to have agreed upon the sum of £100 a year ; certain chief constables were paid a total of £170 during these last two years [pp. 224, 232, 234, 260, 287, and 297].

In Michaelmas, 1710, upon a complaint that vagrants and beggars passed “from towne to towne to the grievance of the country without being apprehended,” the court ordered that the constables and tithingmen of every parish should put the laws against vargrants and beggars into execution and should search houses where such persons might be concealed [p. 233].

On occasions the accounts for passing vagrants appear in the Sessions Rolls in great detail, when every vagrant conveyed is named and the places from where they were conveyed and their destinations are given.  It is clear from these records that the county was only responsible for conveying the vagrants as far as the town nearest to the county boundary in the direction of their destination [pp. 196, 225, 235, etc.].  The rates raised for this purpose were unpopular, and the Rev. Edward Carleton of Leckhampstead refused to pay them; as the indictment against him was quashed, we may presume that his objection was well- founded [pp. 2 and 35].

The difficulties of maintaining the roads are constantly exemplified, and those who overburdened them with excessive 

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loads were brought before the justices and fined.  On one occasion a labourer of Newport Pagnell, posing no doubt as an official, extorted 4s. 6d. “and a Cheshire cheese” from a Flintshire carrier, and other sums of money from those coming from Leicestershire, because they “had drawne Waggons with more Horses then was allowed by Lawe upon London Roade” [p. 22].

Persons were presented for refusing to collect materials for the repair of the roads and to do the statutory work on the roads [pp. 2, 66, 74, and 251].  Occasionally parishes applied to the justices under the Act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12, for leave to raise a special 6d.  rate for the repair of the roads [e.g. pp. 9, 18, 24, 60, 224, 276, and 288].

Disputes arose over the proper route which some roads should take, as for instance the road from Grimes Lane to Addington Bridge.  It was questioned whether it ran “next the inclosure of Joseph Miller or over the cowpasture Leys in the common fields of East Cleydon” [p. 164].  Several cases are found of persons stopping up footpaths and highways [pp. 204, 284, and 295].

Many persons were indicted for not scouring rivers or ditches, by which neglect highways became flooded, and when the inhabitants of Steeple Claydon were charged for failing to scour the river between Addington and Adstock Bridge, a settlement was delayed because the lord of the manor claimed “the flaggs, fishing and scouring” of the river [p. 138].

The upkeep and good management of the county gaol and of the houses of correction demanded the constant attention of the justices.  The house of William Benson at Aylesbury was still being used as the county gaol, at a rent of £20 a year [pp. 8, 24, 49, 69, etc.].  An entry which appears to show unprecedented delay in legal procedure is found in the Michaelmas Session, 1708.  The court then ordered an enquiry to be made in regard to a legacy which was alleged to have been left in 1609 by Hipwell Penn of Stony Stratford towards the betterment of the condition of prisoners in the county gaol.  It seemed that the county had not yet received the benefit of this bequest [p. 143].  Prisoners were provided with two loaves of bread a week and these varied in size from 2 lbs. 7 oz. to 2 lbs. 9 oz., and four persons described as “county bakers” were appointed to supply them.  The 

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cost to the county varied from £7. 4s. 8d. a quarter in 1706 [p. 48] to as much as £25. 8s. 0d. in Epiphany, 1712 [p. 296]. New bakers for the gaol were appointed at the Midsummer Session, 1710 [p. 225], but in Michaelmas, 1710, the prisoners further showed that the county bakers had broken the assize, and that the loaves supplied to the gaol were much smaller than they should have been considering the fall in the price of corn.  Finding out from the gaoler that these com- plaints were well founded, the county bakers were dismissed [p. 234], but in Easter, 1711, the frauds and abuses committed by them were again brought to the notice of the court, and an enquiry was held, though we do not learn the result of this [pp. 266-7].  At the following Michaelmas Session the gaoler was ordered to let the court have “an exact account of all bread delivered by the county bakers, and the names of the prisoners to whom the bread was distributed,” on the first day of each Session [p. 291].

In Midsummer, 1708, the ordinary prisoners complained that several prisoners for debt, “although of ability to support themselves,” had been allowed an equal share of the county bread.  It was then decided that the whole question of allow- ing county bread should be considered by the justices [p. 137]. No action was taken until Michaelmas, 1709, when several prisoners in the county gaol petitioned that the allowance of bread had become so small on account of the price of corn that it was not sufficient for their support.  It was then decided that prisoners were to have their usual allowance “and noe more,” but that they could choose whether they had bread made of “wheate or barley or mixed.”  In addition, the gaoler was allowed £10 a quarter to buy oatmeal “to make pottage or broth“ for them [p. 182].

At the period when this calendar opens, John Piddington had acted as apothecary to provide medicines to the prisoners, but he was displaced in Easter, 1706, by Thomas Williams [p. 35].  Williams received quarterly payments, varying from £22. 9s. 9d. in Epiphany, 1710, to £16. 12s. 8d. in Michaelmas, 1706 [pp. 69 and 192].  At the Midsummer Session, 1710, his bill was submitted to a committee of justices to examine, and as the result of this he was dismissed and Piddington, who had been apothecary for fourteen years and had “per- formed that businesse with care and skill,” was immediately re-appointed in his place [p. 224].  The first account of the 

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newcomer in Michaelmas, 1710, was only £5. 17s. 10d. [p. 232]; the second account shews a reduction to £5. 4s. 6d. [p. 243], but by Easter the third had risen to £9. 8s. [p. 260]. However, on the whole his accounts were much less than Williams’ had been.  The actual accounts of the surgeons are enrolled among the Sessions Rolls, and it is regretted that space did not permit of these being printed in full.  Those interested must be referred to the original rolls, where some startling treatments are recorded.

John King threw a large stone and hit Mary Pateman of Drayton Parslow.  A surgeon who examined her could find “no outward wound,” but stated that she complained of great pain and could not endure to be touched.  He considered that the fits she had were occasioned by fright.  He let her blood, bathed her side, and applied a “sear-cloth,” which he hoped would relieve her, but he could not say yet whether she was in danger of her life or not [p. 105].

Elizabeth Carter, a spinster of Newport Pagnell, stole an ounce of “elixir of vitriol” and some rose-water from her master, who was an apothecary [p. 66].

James Perkins, a surgeon, complained to the court that although he had taken “greate Care and Paynes and had applyed severall proper Oyntments, Emplaysters, and Medicaments” to cure a poor inhabitant of Drayton Beauchamp, the officers of that parish had refused to pay his fee [p. 92].

Apparently a doctor’s life was not always a peaceful one, for Jonathan Owin, a “gentleman” of Winslow, was bound over to keep the peace towards Thomas Craft, “doctor of physic” [p. 94].

A remarkable story was told by Catherine March, the daughter of Mr. Gilpyn of Walton.  About twenty years before her complaint was considered by the justices she had married a “Doctor March,” an “itinerant doctor or Mountebanck,” who for some time made his home with his father-in-law and visited various markets in the neighbour- hood, where he practised his art.  He had three children by Catherine and then apparently disappeared, and she was forced to apply for parochial relief [pp. 121-122].

The repair of bridges in the county was the constant duty of the justices.  Ickford [pp. 59 and 109], Eton [p. 59], Long Crendon [pp. 70 and 79], and Thornborough [pp. 118 

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and 289], are a few of those presented.  In regard to the last- named, the justices formed a committee to enquire what proportion of the money was due for the repair of that part of the bridge for which the county was responsible.

Laws had been passed in the reign of Elizabeth, and amplified by further acts in the reign of James I, to prevent the building of cottages unless four acres of land were allotted to each  This naturally caused inconvenience, but in special circumstances the justices had power to license the building of cottages with less land than this amount, and we find some applications for such licences, e.g. a cottage on the waste ground in the manor of Leckhampstead [p. 92].  Persons were presented for illegally building cottages at Waddesdon  [p. 16], at Chalfont St. Peter [p. 83], and at Great Missenden [p. 116], and another for converting one cottage into two at Brill [p. 2].

Many cases appear in the calendar which indicate the concern of the justices in the behaviour and well-being of apprentices.  Many disputes between masters and their apprentices were settled by the court [pp. 10, 18, 38, and 301], and occasionally suitable chastisement was ordered [p. 61].  The justices also had to see that persons did not carry on a trade unless they had been properly apprenticed thereto [pp. 167, 176, 241, and 251].  References are found to three cases of attempted enticement of servants from their masters.  Abraham Webb of Upton was indicted for enticing away the servant of Lambert Edmonds [p. 140], and Thomas Ligo, a “gentleman” of Stoke Mandeville, was charged with enticing John Pennary from his service while he was apprenticed to John Wildgoose [p. 284], but the case of Elizabeth Turner gives a more vivid picture of a somewhat different nature.  She was a servant to the Rector of Hedgerley and was sent on an errand by her master to Richard Dell.  On arrival, Dell asked her “how she came to live in seche a sorry place” and told her that the Rector never kept his maids as his wife was such a proud person and insisted that her maids called her “madam at every word.” At this point Dell’s wife chimed in with the remark that the Rector’s wife came out of a “nannyhouse” in London and nobody knew if the Rector had actually married her.  The Dells urged her to leave the Rectory and promised that they would find her another place if she did [pp. 278-9].  The court 

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also saw that children receiving county relief were properly apprenticed when they reached a suitable age [p. 216].

The justices regularly inspected the accounts of the Poor Folks’ Pasture in Brill and Oakley [vide Bucks.  Sess Records, Vol. II, p. xxii; Vol. III, pp. 11, 51, 60, 70, 132, 164, 214, and 263].

Fire insurance had not as yet been established, and the only method by which compensation for the loss could be obtained was by the somewhat laborious system of obtaining a “brief” from the Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal entitling the sufferer to collect charitable donations throughout the county, or sometimes throughout the whole country.  These briefs were sent to the incumbents of parish churches and offertories were made on their behalf, but before the Lord Chancellor would authorize such collections the justices had to render a certificate that the claims were bona fide.

A fire at Haddenham, to which reference had been made in the previous volume, is again mentioned in a complaint that the money collection on behalf of those who had suffered, by Robert Meade, “gentleman,” had not been properly accounted for [pp. 10 and 237].  New certificates were issued in respect of “a sudden and lamentable fire” at North Marston, which caused damage to the extent of £3,456.8s.2d. [p. 28]; for the aid of William Smith of Ankerwyke in Wyrardisbury (Wraysbury), who had suffered losses of £554.1s.8d. [p. 34]; for Humphrey Clark and William Fellowe, maltsters of Dorney, who had lost £440.15s.5d. [pp. 93 and 119]; and another for various inhabitants of Little Brickhill who had lost £581.10s. [p. 193].

The first instance we have found in these records of a person receiving a “Tyburn Ticket” appears when Robert Marsh of Hendon claimed exemption from all parish duties on account of his having apprehended Henry Morgan of Little Brickhill for stealing his bay gelding.  A certificate to this effect was obtained from one of the barons of the Exchequer.  Tyburn Tickets could be sold by the holder but could not be passed on to a third party [p. 28].

Several claims were made for compensation of the duty already paid on barley which was sank in the Thames while being transported by barges: the “King’s Arms,” a barge belonging to Robert Douglas, and the “Ship,” both of 

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Henley, were sunk near Boveney [pp. 8 and 35]; the “Little Dove,” belonging to Nicholas Cully of Oxford, was sunk near Harleyford House in Great Marlow [p. 50]; and the ”Angell,” belonging to John Smith of Henley, also met with disaster near Great Marlow [p. 262].

Poaching—as everywhere in England—was rife in Bucks and when offenders were caught it must have been necessary to deal with them promptly.  In this connection we learn of a gang of deer-stealers at Aylesbury who were arrested on suspicion.  One of these, William Chandler, confessed to coursing and killing a deer in Hartwell Park, belonging to Lady Lee, which he took home and ate in company with many others [pp. 62 and 64].  Alexander Stoaker of Lillingston Dayrell was charged with taking “one of her Majesty’s deer within the forest of Whittlewood” [p. 186]. Several inhabitants of Great Marlow and West Wycombe were charged with setting “ginns and snares” to catch rabbits and to destroy game [pp. 204, 284 and 295], two residents of Hardwick with building “unlawful dove lofts” [p. 286], and Thomas Smith of Thame with shooting pigeons at Towersey [p. 204].

A few more miscellaneous cases may be mentioned.  In Easter, 1708, it was presented that the stocks at Waddesdon were in need of repair [p. 126].

William Irwin of Great Marlow appears to have caused a tremendous amount of trouble in the neighbourhood, and it is not surprising that he should have been charged with being a common barrator or disturber of the peace, on which charge he appeared before the justices on seven occasions. Eventually he obtained a writ of certiorari, removing his trial to the Queen’s Bench [pp. 154, 168, 169, 176, 188, 189, 204, 220, 230, and 291].  Sarah, the wife of Richard Norton of Great Marlow, was presented as a common scold [p. 295].

An interesting dispute arose over the boundaries of the parish of Ivinghoe.  The inhabitants of the precincts of the upper division, consisting of Nettleden, St. Margaret’s, Ringshall, Wards, and Hencombe, objected to being rated with the inhabitants of the precincts of the lower division, consisting of Horton, Cheddington, and Seabrook.  The upper division had always paid their rates, but the lower division had recently “considerably sunke and abated themselves,” and had not raised their proper proportions, 

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so that the upper division had to pay more.  The lower division declared that their estates were impaired “by reason of the losse of the markett which is in a manner totally decayed,” while the estates in the upper division were improved on account of the “incloseing and holding in severalty severall parcels of wast ground which lay open and in common” [p. 263].  There is to this day considerable confusion as to the parochial distribution in this neighbour- hood.  Horton is a hamlet partly in Slapton and partly in Ivinghoe; Ringshall Farm is in Edlesborough, and parts of Ringshall are in Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford.  The name Wards still survives in the two house-names of Ward’s Coombe and Wards Hurst, corrupted from Weard-hyrst (“lookout hill”).

A similar dispute was raised by the officers of Whaddon cum Nash, who complained that the hamlet of Shenley Brook End should have been rated for the vagrants tax with them and not separately.  Upon search made “into the Bookes and Records of this Court,” it was found that their contention was correct and their petition was therefore allowed [p. 93].  Other disputes over “unequall and unjust” rating occurred at Stony Stratford [p. 8], Great Kimble [p. 132], Dinton [p. 276], and Mursley [p. 298].

At Easter, 1711, the Clerk of the Peace was ordered to purchase the “three severall volumnes of the statutes att large and all other the statutes and Acts of Parliament.” Those which belonged to the Clerk were then to be kept for his own use, while the new set was to be for the use of the county [p. 267].

In Michaelmas, 1711, the fines which were imposed upon jurors for non-attendance were remitted “in regard this Towne of Aylesbury and the Inhabitants where this Court is holden are att this tyme much visited with the small pox” [pp. 289 and 290], and the county gaoler was allowed £1. 17s. 8d. for the burial of one of the prisoners who had died of that disease [p. 288].

When Barnabas Abbott returned home and found Thomas Kilsly of Cooknoe in Northamptonshire “lying with his wife,” the constable arrested him and discovered in his pocket a pistol, with which, he confessed, he intended to shoot Kilsly [p. 303].

A brawl after “Quainton Horse Race” is referred to 

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when John Horwood, an Aylesbury butcher, assaulted William Ray [p. 27].

A sheep-killing dog was responsible for its owner, Robert Dennis of Chipping Wycombe, being sued by Daniel Baker [p. 269].

The rates of wages of servants were fixed annually [pp. 11. 51, 94, 132, 165, and 216], but showed no variation from those laid down previously [vide Vol. I, pp. 227-9, and Vol. II, pp. 44 and 125].  At the same Sessions the justices fixed the price of salt, which was stabilized at 5s. 6d. a bushel

[p. 11].

The Standing Joint Committee has already authorized the continuation of this work and we have every hope that Volume IV will be produced not later than the summer of 1941.

We must thank the Clerk of the Peace for the patient manner in which he has dealt with our queries, and the County Archivist, for reading through the preface and offering notes and criticisms.

William le Hardy.

Geoffrey Ll. Reckitt.

2, Stone Buildings,

Lincoln’s Inn, W.C.2. February, 1939.

 

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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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)

 

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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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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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)

 

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)

 

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.

Chepping Wycombe: William Hodgson had been com-

 

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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)

 

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)

 

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)

Burnham . . . . John Dawson of Burnham and William West of Chesham vice Wi11iam 

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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)

 

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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EPIPHANY SESSION

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.”

 

William Russell of Abbots Aston and Thomas Theed of Linslade, esquires, and Edward Mayne, gentleman, were 

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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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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]

 

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.

 

 

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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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.

Swanborne . . John Deverell and Edward Beckly vice

 

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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)

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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)

Stoke                                       . .                         . .

John Gaylor of Denham and William Hurst of Upton vice Robert Wyman and John Burcombe; William Turner of Hedgerly, William Littleboy of Iver and Thomas Nicoll and Thomas Smith, both of Stoke Poges, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/68 and 69)

Petty constables and tithinqmen sworn.

pp. 22-23.  Cheynes

James Dell vice William Redding; Charles Redd and William Sheppard not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/50)

East Burneham                    . .

Charles Browne vice John Black; William Bass and Thomas Ball not sworn.  Witnesses: William Goldwin, Henry Balls, Edward Edgson, and Thomas Andrews.  (Sess. R. 32/56)

Twyford        . .                      . .

John Chilton vice Francis Eyres.  (Sess. R. 32/1)

Charndon     . .                      . .

Thomas Spyars vice Robert Symons. (Sess. R. 32/1)

Cyppingham                                                  . .

John Bannister vice Robert Rose; John

 

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Adkins not sworn.  Witnesses: John Lidgold, Peter Style, and Robert Pidther.  (Sess. R. R. 32/49)

Taplow           . .                      . .

John Allen vice John Fuller; William Wittington not sworn.  Witnesses: E. Grove, John Grove, and William Platt.  (Sess. R. 32/51)

Little Missendon                 . .

Thomas Redding vice John Tybballs; John Crawley and Richard Dean not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/52)

Towersey     . .                      . .

Philip Barnett vice Geoffrey Alnutt; John Buckton not sworn.  (Sess. R.32/53)

Hambledon                           . .

William Walker and William Denham junior vice John Turrold and Richard Taylor; John Freeman and William Denham senior not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/24)

Medmenham                                                . .

George Deane vice John Mowday; Gabriel Fisher not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/24)

Little Marlowe                     . .

Christopher Pime vice John Dell; Geoffrey Bouer not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/24)

Turville with Ipstone

William Pitcher vice Henry Philipps; Roger Williams not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/24)

Ipstone                                   . .                         . .

Richard Higgs vice Francis Smith; William Deane not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/24)

Studley          . .                      . .

Thomas Chirry vice Michael Parker. (Sess. R. 32/38)

Wornall          . .                      . .

John Howes vice Anthony Edwards, John Typping senior not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/35)

Dorney                                    . .                         . .

William Arden vice Jonas Humfry; Thomas White not sworn.  Witnesses: Richard Seding, John Dollin, and William Dod.  (Sess. R. 32/16)

Braddenham                        . .                         . .

Fiancis Alice vice William Sayer; John Alice not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/26)

 

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Bledlowe Ridge                   . .

Thomas Newell vice Robert Morris; Francis Newell not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/22)

Bledlowe      . .                      . .

Richard Darvell vice Thomas Pratt; Benjamin Coleman now sworn.  (Sees. R. 32/22)

Upton cum Chalvey

William Pratt and George Smith vice Thomas Baldwyn and Robert Turner. (Sess. R. 32/20)

Datchett        . .                      . .

Thomas Singer and William Dearle vice John Stevens and Matthew Roade. (Sess. R. 32/20)

Eaton                                       . .                         . .

Thomas Hopkins. Henry Sexton, Henry Warwick, and Thomas Williams junior vice Alexander Saunderland, Henry Sexton, Thomas Manning and Thomas Atley.  (Sess. R. 32/20)

Horton                                    . .                         . .

Mark Beecraft, William Beeson, William Gybbons, and John Cox vice Henry Swayne, John Sherwood, William Maltyn, and John Cooke.  (Sess. R. 32/20)

Mentmore   . .                      . .

John Pressill and John Hewett vice Thomas Brandome and Francis Burrowes.  (Sess. R. 32/57)

Lynslade        . .                      . .

Simon Creasey vice Stephen Cowley. (Sess. R. 32/57)

Drayton Beecham              . .

Daniel Bates vice [Blank] Coventry; William Renialls not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/39)

Bierton                                    . .                         . .

Richard Symon vice Thomas Thorne; Robert Fulks not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/54)

Waxham       . .                      . .

William Bennett vice Thomas Strytton. Witnesses: the Rev. Thomas Dawson, rector, William Randall, John Roberts, and Matthew Rede.  (Sess. R. 32/19)

Cheddington                                                 . .

Thomas Plater vice Robert Ives; John Plater not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/21)

 

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Stewkley       . .                      . .

John Belgrove vice Richard Brice; Richard Toms and Edward Brittnel not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/21)

Radnage        . .                      . .

Lucas Welhead vice Joseph Hunt; Thomas Burgess not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/29)

Hillesdon       . .                      . .

William Taylor vice Stephen Cooke. (Sess. R. 32/17)

Hudnall          . .                      . .

John Harris vice Daniel Coote; Thomas Thorne, tailor, not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/18)

Hedgerley    . .                      . .

Marmaduke Penn vice William Farn- borough; John Dell not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/30)

Hugendon    . .                      . .

Joseph Knapp vice William Lane; Jonathan Widmer not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/3)

Bow Brickhill                                                  . .

Thomas Cook, maltster, vice Richard White; Edward Cook and John Davis not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/28)

Stoke Hamond                                              . .

Thomas Johnson and William Fountayne vice John Turney and Francis Payne; Thomas Hurndall, Richard Fountayne, and Richard Rutley not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/33)

Fenny Stratford                   . .

William Fary vice George Bradford; John Beech and William Rogers not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/37)

Wavendon   . .                      . .

William Houghton vice Richard Bush; Henry Wilson and Thomas Page not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/6)

Woolston      . .                      . .

William Edmunds vice William Burges; Edward Perry and Thomas Binion not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/4)

Broughton    . .                      . .

John Page vice Lawrence Smith; William How and John Kent not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/5)

Middleton Keynes

John Abbott vice Thomas Holmes; William Head and Henry Eldershaw not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/2)

 

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Haversham                            . .

John Busby vice Edward Bennett; James Cole and Jeremiah Brouton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/7)

Cuddington                           . .

Richard Fitch vice John Towensend; John Plested and William Gilford not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/48)

Sanderton    . .                      . .

Edward Neighbour vice William Meade; Joseph Harman not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/44)

Grendon Underwood

Thomas Radweele vice Thomas Thorne- ton; Edward Hearn not sworn. (Sess. R. 32/27)

Great Kimble                                                 . .

Edward Bigg vice [Blank]; Thomas Ford not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/47)

Monks Risborough

John Rogers and Peter Aldridge vice William East and Daniel Westfeild. (Sess. R. 32/46)

Brandsfee                              . .

William Right vice William Moreton; William Russell and Joseph Wingrow not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/43)

Aston Sandford                   . .

John Lamborne vice William Williams. (Sess. R. 32/45)

Adstock         . .                      . .

Thomas Hogg vice Thomas Scott.  (Sess. R. 32/42)

Tingewyck                             . .

John Strange and James Williams vice William Stokes and John Grove. (Sess. R. 32/42)

Brayfeild       . .                      . .

William Boyes vice John Lambert. (Sess. R. 32/25)

North Crawley                                              . .

Thomas Hall and Geoffrey Higgs vice Richard Arpin and William William- son.  (Sess. R. 32/25)

Chettley        . .                      . .

Joseph Brookes vice William Shearman. (Sess. R. 32/25)

Cublington                             . .

Richard Hedges vice Samuel Goodman. (Sess. R. 32/40)

Becconsfeild                                                  . .

George Floyd, William Alnutt, Daniel Bovington, and Henry Treadway vice John Crockett, John Martyn, George Bolton, and John Black; 

 

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John Briars, Edward Chandler and Robert  Minor  not  sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/41 and 55)

Sympson       . .                         . .

Nicholas Lucas vice William Etheridge. (Sess. R. 32/36)

Stormy Stratford Westside

William Daniell vice Mark Boyce; Samuel Evans not sworn.  Witnesses: John Francis, Edward Salter and Richard Edwards, freeholders, Henry Milliars, James Clifton, Thomas Harris, William Symes, Joseph Pen- don, Richard Clarke, Joseph Cock, Thomas Allbury, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Dorkins, William Perry, William Gilpin, Francis Bradford, Edward Snoxell, John Adkins, Robert Hatley, Joseph Holloway, Edward Jenkinson, Francis Clark, Matthew Miller, and Peter Harris. (Sess. R. 32/23 and 77)

Cublington   . .                         . .

Isaac Greene vice Thomas Harris (Sess. R. 32/34)

Mursley         . .                         . .

Francis Carter and Robert Adams vice John Tompkins and Henry Ilmore; Richard Gurney and John Pitkin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 32/31)

Walton                                    . .                         . .

Thomas Smith and John Jorden vice William Barnaby and William Walker. (Sess. R. 32/32)

Orders.

p. 24.  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 quarterly bills of £6. 8s., £6. 10s. 10d., £5. 5s. 8d., and £5. 1s. 6d.

 

p. 25.  John Colshill was paid £2. 7s. 4d. for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for clothing.

 

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John Ping and Robert Ratcliffe, constables of Little Brickhill, and Matthew Eyre and Mark Boyce, constables of Stonny Stratford, were each paid £20 as their quarterly allowance for passing and conveying vagrants and beggars.

 

p. 26.  William Benson, gentleman, was paid £10 for half a year’s rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as the County gaol.

 

Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £14. 6s. 11d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 27.  Francis Woodcock, the County gaoler, was paid 17s. for the burial of David Gybbons who died in prison, and 10s. for oatmeal “for making broth and pottage” for the prisoners.  (Sess. R. 32/82)

 

Samuel Evans was paid 30s. for his services in travelling to this session and for making proposals for the passing and conveying of vagrants and cripples, which had greatly reduced the charges.  (Sess. R. 32/78)

 

Richard Bull and Richard Sheffeild, poor prisoners, were admitted to allowances of the County bread.

 

Francis Neale, gentleman, clerk of the peace, was appointed to make agreements with the constables of Little Brickhill for the passing of vagrants during the coming year.

 

William Daniell and Thomas Godfrey, constables of Stonny Stratford Eastside and Westside, agreed to convey vagrants and cripples for the coming year for £50, payable quarterly.

 

p. 28.  Mary Sheene, a lewd woman, was to remain in the bridewell for bastardy until she was discharged by order of this Court.

 

The prosecution of John Lovett by Richard Lovett was adjourned at the request of Mr. Mervyn and Richard Welsh, their respective counsel.

 

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p. 29.  The appeal of Swanbourne against a warrant removing Thomas Price from Edlesborough was referred to Sir Thomas Parker, Lord Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench, whose judgement was to be “conclusive to all parties.” The case stated, as agreed upon by both parties, was as under:

Thomas Price, a vagrant for ten years, married Margaret Stevens, also a vagrant, who had issue Thomas Price, born at Swanbourne, now aged 9. Thomas Price, the father, died in June, 1704, and Margaret, his widow, travelled as a vagrant with her son.  Three years ago she married James Johnson, a poor person not able to support himself, whose settlement was disputed between Dunstable, co. Bedford, and Edlesborough.

 

The accounts of the Royal charity, called the “poore folkes pasture” in Brill and Borestall, were allowed.

 

The indictments against the inhabitants of Hugendon [see p. 2], Becconsfeild [see p. 2], Shenley Brookend and Loughton [see Vol. 7, p. 348], Little Missendon [see Vol. 7, p. 337], and Horsendon [see Vol. 7, p. 310], and against Gervaise Harris [see Vol. 7, p. 348] and James Lucas [see p. 10], were stayed “in regard of the season of the year.”

 

p. 30.  The appeal of Robert Adams of Swanbourne, gentleman, against his assessment to rates, was referred to the justices for the three hundreds of Cottesloe and Buckingham.

 

The complaint of Rebecca, wife of Humphrey Clarke of Dorney, maltster, that her husband had fraudulently made over to Michael Clarke, his son by a former wife, all his stock, cattle, and personal estate amounting to the value of £400, in order to avoid the payment of his debts and the maintenance of his wife, and that he was now a prisoner in the Fleet prison, whereby she was not able to support herself, was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Burnham and Stoke.

 

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of Great Horwood, was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Cottesloe, and in the meanwhile the overseers of Great Horwood were to pay her 2s. a week.  (Sess. R. 32/84)

 

The dispute between the Rev. John Downeing and the inhabitants of Stonny Stratford was adjourned to the next sessions and in the meanwhile the overseers were to allow him 2s. 6d. a week.  [See p. 14]

 

The complaint of John Colly of Borestall against the inhabitants of Borestall was referred to the justices for the hundreds of Ashendon and Aylesbury.

 

p. 32.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Elizabeth Murwyn, spinster, from Chepping Wiccombe to Harvill, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 32/83)

 

The indictment against the inhabitants of Sympson for not repairing the highway from Stonny Stratford to London, was discharged upon the production of a justices’ certificate that the road from Willowhall Ford to the foot of Gossington Hill had been sufficiently repaired.  (Sess. R. 32/90)

 

p. 33.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Hannah, widow of William Wheeler, and her two children from Long Crendon to Lukenor, alias Lewkner, co. Oxford, upon the evidence of John Stratford.  (Sess. R. 32/88)

 

Confirmation of a warrant for removing John Nash, victualler, with his wife and two children, from Chepping Wiccombe to West Wiccombe.  (Sess. R. 32/87)

 

p. 34.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Ann, wife of William Parson, drover, from Ivinghoe to St. John's, Hackney, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 32/89)

 

The orders made at the last sessions concerning the settlement of Joyce Earle, widow, were vacated by consent of the inhabitants of Great Horwood and Stratton Audley, co. Oxford.

 

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p. 35.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing the wife of Moses Wells and her six children from Penn to Little Missendon.

 

All issues set by the sheriff upon persons summoned on the grand jury who made default were discharged “in regard that there hath been a full appearance.”

 

James, son of Christopher Clifton of Stony Stratford, lace-buyer, was apprenticed to William Dennis of the same, lace-buyer, who was to “teach him the art of a barber and periwigmaker.”  (Sess. R. 32/121)

 

p. 36.  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 in Volume 7, pp. 21-22.

Indictments confessed and traversed.

The convictions of William Hubbard and Thomas Bryant [see p. 20].

Ralph Beeson of Monks Risborough fined 3s. 4d. for a trespass.

Charles Curle of Stewkley, labourer, was granted the Queen’s pardon.

Recognizances extended.

p. 37.  John Taylor of Shenley Brookend, with John Peircivall of the same as surety, for his good behaviour.

George Perry of Great Marlowe, with Charles Blewett and John Langley of the same as sureties, for the like. (Sess. R. 32/109)

John Lovett of Wendover, labourer, to appear.  [Ac- quitted]

The following, already given above: Richard [John] Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148], John Stopps and Daniell Carter [see p. 16].

Recognizances entered into.

John Tapping of Waddesden, labourer, with Richard Tapping of Barton Hartshorn, William Tapping of Hardwyck, and Thomas Rice, yeoman, and Henry Gilman, innholder, both of Waddesden, as sureties, for bastardy with Elizabeth 

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Hillier of Aston Abbots, singlewoman.  (Sess. R. 32/81 and 114)

Thomas Piddington of Cuddington, yeoman, with Richard Piddington of Winchenden, Thomas Gibbs of Cuddington, miller, and George Drewey of Lower Winching- ton, dairyman, as sureties, for bastardy with Mary Stanton, singlewoman.  (Sess. R. 32/112)

Henry Gilby of Chesham, labourer, with John Gilby of the same, victualler, and Thomas Butcher of Quainton, yeoman, as sureties, to keep the peace towards his wife.  (Sess. R. 32/115)

John Pickton of Stoke Mandeville, yeoman, with William Pickton senior, labourer, and Thomas Jackson, gentleman, both of the same, as sureties, to answer for stealing a hen from Francis Clerk.  (Sess. R. 32/113)

John Walker of Great Marlow, bargeman, to give evidence against Richard Wilder of Reading, co. Berks, bargemaster, who, with Richard Holloway of Great Marlow and John Sutton as sureties, bound himself to answer. (Sess. R. 32/107 and 108)

William Howard, constable of Nash in Whaddon, with Thomas King of the same, yeoman, and Hugh Chennells of Shendley, dairyman, as sureties, to answer for “not obeying warrants for recruiting.”  (Sess. R. 32/111)

William Deverell junior of Neerton End in Swanbourn, yeoman, with Matthew Deverell and John Deverell, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Matthew Warters of Wing, butcher.  (Sess. R. 32/110)

Thomas Brice of Ashton, co. Northampton, to appear.

Henry Styles of Langley Marrish to appear.

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 36.

Recognizances discharged.

Richard Redding and William Duncombe, both of Hardwyck, William Grace, Thomas Wigg, Samuel Goodman, and Richard Greene, all of Cublington, Richard Wilder of Reading, co. Berks, Richard Holloway, John Sutton, John Walker, William Lombard, Matthew Hobbs, and Ambrose Thomson, all of Great Marlowe, Thomas Bryant and Thomas Board, both of Great Hampden, John Gilby of Chesham, Thomas Butcher of Quainton, John Tapping, Thomas Rice, 

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and Henry Gylman, all of Waddesden, John Pickton, William Pickton, and Thomas Jackson, all of Stoke Mande- vile, Thomas Piddington, Thomas Gibbs, and George Drewry, all of Cuddington, William Howard, constable, and Thomas King, both of Nash, Hugh Chennells of Shenley, and William Deverell junior, Matthew Deverell, and John Deverell, all of Swanbourne.

 

p. 38.  [Blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Newport Pagnell : Henry Balding and Abigail Mason, both discharged, and Mary Man and Hannah Ping, both in custody.  (Sess. R. 32/85)

Chepping Wycombe : Jane Hawkins [see Vol. 7, p. 148], Henry Gilby [see p. 37], and Hester Whitchurch, and Mary Eams for stealing meal, bacon, and cheese from John Malin, miller, since discharged.  (Sess. R. 38/86)

Writs.

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.  IV.  (Sess. R. 32/9,12,13, 15, and 120)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 32/8, 10, 11, 14, and 119)

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 32/118)

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

10th July, 1710 [9 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 39.  Richard Ashwell of Ackley, Robert Badricks of Aston Abbott, William Carter of Great Kimble, Matthew Dagnall of Hadenham, James Foster of North Marston, George Franklyn of Hadenham, gentleman, Joseph Harris of Penn, John Hill of Princes Risborough, Daniel Hooton of Newport Pagnell, Daniel How of Hardwick, John Mildner of Aston Abbott, William Olliver of Chersley, Thomas Piddington of Haden- ham, Richard Puttnam of Chesham, Thomas Rawlings of Hanslopp, Richard Reading of Hardwick, Robert Scott of Adstock, William Sills of Becconsfeild, Richard Towersey of 

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Long Crendon, John Tripps of Wiccomb Forens, and Thomas Winter of Long Crendon.

The following were not sworn: Richard Baker of Brill, John Ball of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Batchellor of Agmondesham, Joseph Cox of Long Crendon, Henry Curtis of Little Horwood, John Dorsett of Princes Risborough, George Elling of Little Horwood, John Ewstase of Haden- ham, Thomas Hampton of Iver, George Harris of Brill, Thomas Nicholls of Castlethorpe, William Rawlings of Marsh Gibbon, Samuel Wade of Princes Risborough, Thomas Ware of Agmondesham, and John Woolhead of Thornborough. (Sess. R. 31/112a, 33/43 and 50)

Jurors for the case against Thomas Brice.

Thomas Boughton, Robert Cox, William Edmonds, Richard Edwards, John Goldsworth, William Hartly, John Lawe, Alexander North, Elisha Perring, Thomas Smith, Ralph Tattham, and John Welsh.

Jurors for the case against Richard Lovett.

John Cooke, Robert Cox, William Daniell, Robert Drew, William Edmonds, John Goldsworth, John Lawe, Alexander North, Richard Spratley, John Welch, Thomas Wadell, and John Worster.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by John Rogers of Lemburrow, esquire; certified by the Rev. Oliver Pashler, vicar, and William Hawkins, churchwarden, of Buckingham, and witnessed by John Sefton of Edlesborough, gentleman, and Richard Hunt, of Lemburrow, dairyman.  (Sess. R. 33/51)

Joseph Pettypher, alderman of Chepping Wiccombe, gentleman; certified by the Rev.  Thomas Cordell, vicar, and by Thomas Hunter and John Deane, churchwardens, and witnessed by Henry Hunt, mercer, and John Rose, blacksmith, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 33/53)

Henry Hunt, bailiff of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the same and witnessed by Joseph Pettypher and John Rose.  (Sess. R. 33/52)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting houses.

p. 40.  The house of Elizabeth Bowler, widow, in Princes Risborough.

 

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Indictments.

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for disturbing of the peace.

Ann Tylliar, widow, for keeping a disorderly alehouse.

Ann Howse, of Beirton, widow, John Typper of Mursley, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, and Dorothy, wife of Thomas Walters, both of Drayton Parslowe, and Frances Carter, Robert Cutler and John Brinkhurst, all of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.

The inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highway leading from Aylesbury to Leighton Bussard, co. Bedford.  [See p. 20]

Presentments of the constables.

Edward Howes of Oakley, Elizabeth, wife of William Hicks of Buckingham, and Frances, wife of Nicholas Grace of the same, for assaulting Richard Ashwell of Akeley. (Sess. R. 31/112a)

The eight persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 31/114, 121, and 125)

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for disturbing of the peace.  (Sess. R. 31/114)

Richard Woodes of Chalfont St. Peter for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess. R. 31/113a)

John Blinco of Wolverton for the like.  (Sess. R. 31/119)

The constable of Edlesborough for not making his presentments.  (Sess. R. 31/120)

The constables of Aylesbury (west division), Bucking- ham, Burnham (John Welch’s division), Desborough, New- port (lower division), and Stoke, had nothing to present. (Sess. R. 31/113, 115-118, and 122-124)

Chief constables sworn.

p. 41.  Cottesloe Thomas Curle of Swanbourne vice Daniel Gyles; Ninian Willeat of Little Horwood, gentleman, and Thomas Adams of Stewkley, gentle- man, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 33/3)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

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mas; Thomas Davy not sworn.  (Sess. R. 33/7)

Aylesbury                              . .

William Goldsworth, Richard Tuckwell, Thomas Ray, and Thomas Lee vice James Dell, Thomas Kempster, William Ray and Joseph Humphryes. (Sess. R. 33/1 and 2)

Fulmer                                    . .                        . .

Thomas Humphry vice Thomas Bigge. Witnesses: L. Mosdell, Henry Pearce, Henry Goldwin, Joseph Grove, John Allen, John Tretanay, and George Allen.  (Sess. R. 33/4)

Burnham       . .                      . .

Richard Cockett and John Hubbard vice [Blank]; John Bowler and Henry Peverell not sworn.  Witnesses: John Vaughan, Thomas Wood, Nathan Deane, Thomas Carter, and Charles Green.  (Sess. R. 33/5 and 6)

Woughton                             . .

B. Brincklow vice Thomas Goodman. (Sess. R. 33/7a)

Orders.

Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their salaries.

 

p. 42.  William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respec- tive bills of £4. 9s. 10d., £4. 11s., £4. 14s. 2d., and £4. 13s.

 

John Colshill was paid 32s.  for twelve weeks’mainten- ance of a County child, and 10s.  for one quarter’s clothing.

 

p. 43.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Thomas Dorrell, with his wife and children, from Wooburne to Farneham Royal.  (Sess.  R.  33/24)

 

The appeal of Stonny Stratford Eastside against a warrant removing James Clifton and Martha, his wife, from Stonny Stratford Westside was allowed upon reading the indentures of apprenticeship [see p. 35] whereby James Clifton was bound to William Dennys.  (Sess.  R.  33/25)

 

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p. 44.  Confirmation of a warrant for removing Alexander Hobbs from Stonny Stratford Westside to Stonny Stratford Eastside.  (Sess. R. 33/23)

 

The appeal of Stokenchurch, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing James Butler and his family from West Wiccombe was allowed upon the evidence of the Rev. John Day and the indentures of apprenticeship whereby James Butler was bound to George Hill, carpenter.  (Sess. R. 33/22)

 

p. 45.  The indictment against James Lucas of Waddesden, grazier, for not repairing the highway through his grounds called “Kernell Grounds,” leading from Aylesbury to Banbury, co. Oxford, was discharged on the justices’ certifi- cate that it had been repaired.  (Sess. R. 33/42)

 

The appeal of Bicester, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing James Cox, with his wife and eight children, from West Wiccombe was allowed.  (Sess. R. 33/20)

 

The appeal of Clifton Reynes against a warrant removing Mary Glover from Olney was allowed upon the evidence of Richard Tebworth and his wife, and of Mary Ware.  (Sess. R. 33/28)

 

pp. 46-47.  Upon the report of the justices to whom the complaint of Rebeccah Clarke was referred [see p. 30], the overseers of Boveney were to allow her 6s. 8d. a week and to rate Michael Clarke £1. 6s. 8d. a month more than he was then rated in order to reimburse themselves.  If the rate was in arrear or not paid, the justices for the Hundred of Burnham were to issue their warrant for distraint.  The justices’ report found that Humphrey Clarke rented a farm in Dorney and Boveney of the annual value of £80 and had stock thereon worth more than £400; that he made over his farm and stock to John Clarke, a son by a former wife, and then voluntarily “removed himself to the prison of the Fleete there to reside” to avoid keeping his wife and paying “some few debts of hers”; and that the Fleet prison was not “a place whereunto by law, the said Rebeccah cann be 

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sent to her husband.” John Clarke had lately died, and his widow had assigned the stock to Michael Clarke, another son of the said Humphrey, by his former wife.  (Sess. R. 33/57 and 58)

 

p. 48.  Upon the report of the justices to whom the complaint of John Colley had been referred [see p. 31], the overseers of Borestall were not to give him further relief, as he had “received severall considerable sumes of money by way of a charity out of the said parish of Boarstall sufficient to maintayne him for a considerable tyme without any collec- tion from the said parish.”  (Sess. R. 33/30)

 

p. 49.  The appeal of Norchurch, co. Hertford, against a warrant removing Sarah Wheeler, widow, and of Sarah Wheeler, spinster, her daughter, from Aston Clynton was allowed.  (Sess. R. 33/27)

 

The appeal of Salford, alias Sawford, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Frances, widow of William Reeve, and her five children, John, Sarah, Ann, Mary, and Elizabeth, from Calverton was adjourned.  (Sess. R. 33/21)

 

The appeal of Tebworth, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Frances Dudley from Great Woollston was allowed. (Sess. R. 33/26)

 

p. 50.  The appeal of Robert Adams, gentleman, against his assessment was adjourned.  [See p. 30]

 

The indictments against the inhabitants of Shenley Brookend [see Vol. 7, p. 348], Hugendon [see p. 2], and Loughton [see Vol. 7, p. 348], were discharged on the produc- tion of justices’ certificates that the roads were sufficiently repaired.  (Sess. R. 33/29, 31, and 34)

 

p. 51.  The appeal of Mursley against Hardwyck as to the settlement of John Brassington, who had been servant to George Thorpe, and Elizabeth, his wife, was adjourned. (Sess. R. 33/44 and 45)

 

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p. 52.  The surveyors of Chepping Wiccombe Forrens and Aylesbury were authorized to raise 6d. rates, and the sur- veyors of Walton in Aylesbury a 4d. rate, for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

 

p. 53.  Upon the complaint of John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, that he had been apothecary to the County gaol for fourteen years, and had “performed that businesse with care and skill,” but upon a motion made by “Mr. Meade” about four years ago that Mr. Thomas Williams had been displaced without cause, he, Piddington himself, was dis- charged without notice, and praying that he might be restored, the Court re-appointed him and discharged Williams, after an examination of the accounts of medicines supplied had shown that Piddington’s charges were much lower than those of Williams.  (Sess. R. 33/32)

 

p. 54.  Robert Ratcliffe and Samuel Hawkins, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £22. 8s. 4d., and William Daniell and Thomas Godfrey, constables of Stonny Stratford East and West sides, £12. 10s., for the conveyance of vagrants and cripples.

 

The indictment against the inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highway [see p. 21], was adjourned “in regard the season of the year.”

 

p. 55.  The bill of Mr. Thomas Williams, late apothecary to the County gaol, amounting to £15. 10s. 4d., was referred to five justices to examine and report thereon.

 

Avelyn Cole of Langley, widow, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread. (Sess. R. 33/18)

 

A writ of certiorari from the Queen’s Bench, to remove all orders made against Thomas Piddington for the mainten- ance of the bastard child of Mary Stanton, was read in open court.

 

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All fines set on jurors for non-appearance were spared “in regard of a full appearance.”

 

Letter from Robert Lane to Isaac Bedwell, the sheriff’s officer, requesting that the following persons should be presented for not keeping their banks of the river between Amersham and Chalfont St. Peter, to the damage of Mr. Wyrley’s Mill : John Wade, James Clark, Robert Buffinton, John Hill, John Winfeild, Paul Line, and Timothy Winfeild, all of Amersham.  (Sess. R. 33/35)

 

Warrant to the County gaoler to receive Joseph Lane of Wooburne, bargeman, and keep him until he found sureties for keeping the peace towards Ann, his wife.  Sureties, Thomas Ligo of Stoke Mandevile, gentleman, and William Leaver of Aylesbury, innholder, were subsequently found. (Sess. R. 33/38 and 46)

 

Petition of John Edmonds, Charles Heywood, Mary Pratt, widow, and Angel Ward, for appointment as bakers to the County gaol in the place of William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior.  (Sess. R. 33/59)

 

Orders and certificates for the conveyance of vagrants.

Eleanor Raby with Thomas, William, Mary, and Job, her children, passed from Wapping, co. Middlesex, to Old Swenford, co. Worcester, conveyed from Denham to Stoken- church, co.  Oxford.  (Sess. R. 33/13)

Mary Balcomb, passed from St. Andrew’s, Hertford, to Colebrook, conveyed from Denham.  (Sess. R. 33/14)

Hannah Wood, widow, and Mary and Hannah, her children, passed from St. Giles’, Cripplegate, to Old Swen- ford, co. Worcester, conveyed from Denham to Stoken- church, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 33/15)

Bridget Bevan, passed from St. Olave’s, Southwark, to St. Nicholas, Worcester, conveyed as above.  (Sess. R. 33/16)

John Anderson, alias Stevens, conveyed to Hartwell, co.  Northampton.  (Sess. R. 33/8)

Robert Potter and Thomas Sweet, passed to St. Giles-in-the-Fields, conveyed from Taplow to Hanwell, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 33/9)

 

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Martha Turpin and her son, passed to Cripplegate, co. Middlesex, conveyed as above.  (Sess. R. 33/10)

Henry Cook, with his wife and two children, passed from St. Margaret’s, Westminster, to Wimmington, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 33/11)

Ann Bennet, passed from Acton, co. Middlesex, to Hadley, co. Worcester, conveyed from Denham to Stoken- church, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 33/12)

Account for clothing Margaret Cross with one gown, 6s. 6d., two smocks, 5s. 6d., and a pair of shoes and stockings, 4s.  (Sess. R. 33/17)

Certificate that Moses Wells was an inhabitant of Little Missendon, signed by Giles Stallyon and William Randell, churchwardens, and by Edward Burnham and Thomas Potter, overseers of the poor.  (Sess. R. 33/54)

Indictments confessed or traversed.

p. 56.  The convictions of George Perry, Thomas Brice, and Henry Styles [see p. 20], and of John Lovett [see p. 37].

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see Vol. 7, p. 22], Richard [John] Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148], William Stopps [see p. 16], and Thomas Piddington [see p. 37]

Daniel Carter of Headsore, labourer, with Thomas Savage of Wooburne and Edward Marshall of Chepping Wiccombe as sureties, to keep the peace towards Joseph Devonshire.

Christopher Geary of Chesham, with William Hartly, hatter, and John Chappell, labourer, both of Aylesbury, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Welsh and James Dixon.  (Sess. R. 33/35, 36, 37, and 41)

Fines and issues.

The fine paid by George Perry above.

Recognizances entered into.

John Keene of Cublington with Richard Keene, gardener, and Thomas Brandome, blacksmith, both of the same, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Ann, wife of Richard Worrall.  (Sess. R. 33/47)

William Jefferyes senior of Wooburn, labourer, with 

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William Jefferyes junior and Francis Lane, both of the same, labourers, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Robert Drew of the same, bargeman.  (Sess. R. 33/48)

William Plater, cordwainer, John Plastid, tailor, and William Gilford, victualler, all of Cuddington, for themselves and Elizabeth, wife of William Gilford, to give evidence concerning the conveyance of Mary Stanton to London to be delivered of a bastard child.  (Sess. R. 33/49)

Robert Cheney of Aylesbury, gentleman, with William White, butcher, and Matthew Wildgoss, glover, both of the same, as sureties, to answer Mary Beaumont, spinster, for detention of wages.  (Sess. R. 33/56)

Recognizances discharged.

p. 57.  George Perry, bargeman, Charles Blewett, and John Langley, all of Great Marlowe, Thomas Brice of Ashton, co. Northampton, Henry Styles of Langley Marish, John Lovett of Wendover, Thomas Ligo of Stoke Mandevile, William Leaver, Robert Cheyne, William White, and Matthew Wildgoose, all of Aylesbury, William Plater, John Pleysted, and William Gilford, all of Cuddington, Joseph Lane, William Jefferyes, William Jefferyes junior, and Francis Lane, all of Wooburne, and John Keene, Richard Keene, and Thomas Brandon, all of Cublington.

 

p. 58.  [Blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wiccombe: Martha Euston, for being a lewd woman and for pilfering; Thomas Ward, for being a loose and disorderly person: John Megge, for being an idle vagrant (discharged on enlistment); and Thomas Burnett, for lewd conversation and pilfering.  All discharged.  (Sess. R. 33/40)

Newport Pagnell: Henry Singildon and William Bald, discharged; Richard Brown, Abigail Marston, Mary Mann, and Hannah Ping, in custody.  (Sess. R. 33/39)

Writs

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 33/60, 61, and 64)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. IV. (Sess. R. 33/63 and 65)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 33/62)

 

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

5th October, 1710 [9 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 59.  Thomas Barnaby of Walton, James Bates of Penn, John Bishop of Aylesbury, Richard Brincklow of Astwood, Richard Carter of Bletchley, Joseph Dudley of Shenley, John Eeles of Quainton, John Elling of Shenley, John Grace of Wingrave, gentleman, Edward Hawkins of Aylesbury, Richard Hewitt of Oveing, Edward Hooton of Sherrington, Peter Hughes of Quainton, John Jorden of Walton, gentle- man, Robert Style of Iver, Jonathan Toe of Adstock, James Urlin of Iver, and John Ware of Chesham.

The following were not sworn: John Adams junior of Thornborough, Ralph Cock of Chalfont St. Gyles, John Cook of Eaton in Bletchley, Thomas Fellols of Hugendon, Joseph Harding of Aylesbury, William Hoare of Beirton, William Illing of Little Horwood, James Kipping of Aston Clynton, Richard Lovett of Chalfont St. Gyles, John Markham of Little Horwood, John Newman of Olney, William North of Long Crendon, Humphrey Stream of Oveing, Thomas Thorne of Beirton, Richard Wadduppe of Chetwood, John Webb of Lavington, and James Wood of Hardwick.  (Sess. R. 34/76,117, and 119)

John Cooke, servant to Browne Willis, esquire, exempted. (Sess. R. 34/1)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Russen, esquire, mayor of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Hunter and Nathaniel Morgan, churchwardens, and witnessed by Henry Hunt, gentleman, and Richard Allen, ironmonger, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 34/125)

Henry Hunt, alderman of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the same and witnessed by Richard Allen and by John Carter of the same, grocer.  (Sess. R. 34/126)

Richard Shrimpton, gentleman, another alderman of Chepping Wiccombe; certified by the same and witnessed by Henry Hunt and John Carter.  (Sess. R. 34/127)

 

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Richard Allen, bailiff of Chepping Wiccombe; certified and witnessed by the same.  (Sess. R. 34/128)

John Carter, bailiff of Chepping Wiccombe; certified as above and witnessed by Henry Hunt and Richard Allen. (Sess. R. 34/30)

Daniel Howes of Long Crendon; certified by the Rev. William Clerke, vicar, and Peter Burton, churchwarden, of Thame, co. Oxford, and witnessed by William Gibson and John Winter, both of Long Crendon, yeomen.  (Sess. R. 34/129)

The Rev. Leonard Sedgewyck, rector of Thornton; certified by the Rev. Matthew Knapp, rector, and John Illing and John Clare, churchwardens, of Shenley, and witnessed by William Hartley junior and William Daniels, both of Stony Stratford.  (Sess. R. 34/131)

Daniel Baker of Penn, esquire; certified by the Rev. John Bennett, vicar, and William Pussey and John Free, churchwardens, and witnessed by Richard Redrup and Robert Allen, labourers, all of Penn.  (Sess. R. 34/132)

Joseph Martin of Drayton Beauchamp, gentleman; certified by the Rev. William Chaloner, rector, and Robert Smith, churchwarden, and witnessed by Thomas East, collarmaker, and Henry Wright, labourer, all of Drayton Beauchamp.  (Sess. R. 34/124)

Meeting houses.

p. 60.  The house where William Beddall lately dwelt, purchased by Edward Hoare, in Princes Risborough, next the tenement of Walter Bell, was registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18.

Convictions of swearers.

John Kempster senior of Aylesbury, baker, in accord- ance with the act of 6 and 7 William III. c. 11. (Sess. R. 34/88)

Indictments.

Edward How of Okely, and Elizabeth, wife of William Hicks, and Frances, wife of Nicholas Grace, both of Bucking- ham, for assaulting Richard Ashwell.

Richard Woods of Chalfont St. Peter for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.

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John Blencowe of Wolverton, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse and keeping ill-rule therein.  [Fined 6s. 8d.]

Ann Howse of Beirton, widow, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, Robert Cutler of Drayton Parslowe and Ann, his wife, and John Brinckhurst of Great Marlow, gentleman, as popish recusants.

Henry Turpyn, constable of Edlesborough [fined 12d.], Thomas Godman of Northall, and John Harris of Hudnall for not paying their quarterage money.

William Irwing of Great Marlowe for being a common barrator.

Richard Baldwyn of Bisciter, co. Oxford, for stealing a scythe from Thomas Herns.  [To be whipped]  (Sess. R. 34/2)

William Lee junior and Thomas Reade, both of Aylesbury, for trespasses.

Presentments of the constables.

p. 61.  Michael Stopp of Walton in Aylesbury for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 34/134)

The persons indicted above for recusancy, with the exception of Robert Cutler and Ann, his wife, were presented for the same offence and for absence from church.  (Sess. R. 34/70, 75, and 134)

Henry Goodman, John Cartheral, and John Puttnam, all of Ivinghoe, for not working on the highways.  (Sess. R. 34/78)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury (West division), Buckingham, Burnham (John Grimsdale’s division), Cotteslow (Upper division), Desborough (Joseph Francis’ division), Newport, and Stoke had nothing to present. (Sess. R. 34/67-70, 72, 73, 75, 77, 133, and 135-138)

Chief constable sworn.

Burnham       . .                      . .                      James Harding vice John Welsh, deceased.

Petty constables sworn.

West Wiccombe                  . .                      Richard Jones vice John Hobbs. (Sess. R. 34/104)

Denham        . .                      . .                      Richard Allen vice Peter Moxley. (Sess. R. 34/103)

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Chalfont St. Peter

Isaac Baxter and William Chitch vice Thomas Butterfeild and Thomas Dagger; Robert Bennett junior and Edward Walinton not sworn.  Wit- nesses: Edward Weatherly, John Cannon, and Thomas Tredway.  (Sess . R. 34/106)

Ickford.          . .

Rowland Stratton vice Thomas Edwards.  (Sess. R. 34/101)

Woughton                             . .

Bartholomew Brincklow vice Thomas Goodman.

Chalfont St. Gyles

John Buckmaster and Edward Howard vice Edward Montague and John Woodhouse.  (Sess. R. 34/99 and 100)

[Blank] . .. .

James Harding vice Francis Sleap; Daniel Gate and William Hakewill not sworn.  (Sess. R. 34/102)

Examinations.

Richard Baldwyn of Bisceter, co. Oxford denied that he stole a scythe from Thomas Hern, but stated that he bought it of John Wilston of Bister, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 34/89)

Thomas Hern of Caversfeild stated that he had a scythe stolen which was afterwards found in the possession of Richard Baldwyn.  (Sess. R. 34/90)

Thomas Anstead, servant to Thomas Hern, identified the scythe by its markings.  (Sess. R. 34/90)

Matthew Lepard junior of Caversfeild, blacksmith, stated that he burnt the marks on the scythe.  (Sess. R. 34/90)

Orders.

p. 62.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

 

William Horton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £3. 5s. 2d., £4. 10s. 2d., £3. 4s. 2d., and £4. 17s. 4d.

 

p. 63.  John Colshill was paid £1. 19s. 4d. for eleven weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

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Robert Ratcliffe and Samuel Hawkins, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £39. 10s. 8d., and William Daniell and Thomas Godfrey, constables of Stonny Stratford East and West sides, were paid £12 10s. for their quarterly expenses in passing vagrants and cripples.

 

p. 64.  William Benson was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as a County gaol.

 

Mr. John Piddington, apothecary, was paid £5. 17. 10d. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 65.  Mr. Garman Edwards, under-sheriff, was paid £20 for his extraordinary expenses.

 

In accordance with the act of 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 among the hundreds as follows: Aylesbury, £49. 5s. 7d., Ashendon, £49. 5s., Buckingham, £28. 8s. 9d., Cottesloe, £49. 4d. 6½d., Newport, £60. 3s. 2d., Burnham, £28. 1s. 8d., Desborough, £25. 11s. 6d., and Stoke £24. 1s. 3d. The boroughs of Buckingham and Chepping Wiccombe were exempted.

 

p. 66.  Mr. William Worsley, the bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell, was allowed £1. 11s. 8d., at the rate of 4d. a day for 95 days, for the maintenance of several persons who were convicted of felony at the Assizes and committed to his custody.

 

Mr. Henry Munday, the bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, was allowed 10s. 8d. for the maintenance of Mary Watkyns and Ann Baker, who were unable to subsist without some relief.

 

Mr. Neale, the County treasurer, paid to Mr. Edwards, the under-sheriff, £2 exhibition money due to the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea from the County.

 

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Upon the complaint that vagrants and beggars “pass from towne to towne to the grievance of the country without being apprehended,” the constables and tithingmen of every parish were ordered to put the laws against vagrants and beggars into execution, and to search those houses where any vagrants or beggars had been harboured, and to present the persons who had so offended at the next session.  This order was to be printed and distributed to every constable.

p. 67.  The appeal of Towcester, co. Northampton, against a warrant removing Thomas Stonebank and his family from Olney was allowed, on the evidence of Richard Stonebank and a certificate by the officers of Olney to the officers of Naithby, co. Lincoln, owning Thomas Stonebank as a settled inhabitant.  (Sess. R. 34/84)

The surveyors of Langley Marshe and Horton were authorized to raise 6d. rates for the repair of a street in Colebrooke lying within both the said parishes, in accord ance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

p. 68.  The appeal of Safford, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing Frances, widow of William Reeve, and John, Sarah, Ann, Mary, and Elizabeth, her children, was allowed.

The warrant removing Francis, son of John and Mary Pitt, “supposed to be borne at Staines,” from Iver to Staines, co. Middlesex, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 34/83)

The indictments against the inhabitants of Horsendon [see Vol. 7, p. 269], Aylesbury [see Vol. 8, p. 40], Beccons- feild, [see Vol. 8, p. 20], Little Missendon [see Vol. 7, p. 337], and Gervase Harris [see Vol. 7, p. 348], were stayed.

p. 69.  No person was to sell corn or grain in any open market by any other “bushell or measure save only by such bushell or measure that are and be of the same size and gauge and in every respect agreeable to the standard markt in her Majesty's Court of Exchequer called Winchester 

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Measure conteyneing eight gallons to the bushell,” and all persons who were ordered by law to provide brass measures or bushells in the market towns,”to be chayned in the public markett places,” which were now deficient were required to provide them forthwith.

Upon the petition of Thomas Smith, Ralph Lockwood, William Edmonds, Francis Panter, John Panter, Richard Sheffeild, Richard Harding, Richard Underwood, Thomas Frayle, Richard Bull, Sarah Scutly, Henry Bartlett, Richard Baldwin, Samuel Harley, and John Kellas, prisoners in the County gaol, that the County bakers had” broken the assize in their bread the same being not soe much in weight as it ought to have beene by a fourth part and that they had not taken any notice of the abatement in the price of corn,” and upon the evidence of Francis Woodcok, the gaoler, and of Richard Defrane, that the complaints were well founded, William Holton, Joseph Miller, Joseph Nash, and Mary Pratt junior, widow, the County bakers, were dis- charged, and John Edmonds, Charles Heywood, Mary Pratt senior, widow, and Angell Ward, were appointed in their stead.  (Sess. R. 34/79 and 80)

p. 70.  The surveyors of 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.

The appeal of Hardwyck against a warrant removing John Brassingdon and Elizabeth, his wife, from Mursley was allowed, upon the evidence of Francis Leach, Thomas Edwards, and Mary Edwards.

The appeal of the Rev. Benjamin Gatton, vicar of Dynton, against his assessment to rates was allowed upon proof that he had let the tithes to several persons, who were to be assessed for them.

p. 71.  Upon the complaint of Sarah Cock that she was in danger of her life at the hands of Christopher Geary, gentle- man, who had threatened to kill her, he was bound over to

 

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keep the peace, but upon his failure to find sureties, was committed to the County gaol.

The appeal of Bray, co. Berks, against Hugendon was adjourned, “in regard of the eleccon of members to serve in parliament for the county of Berks att this tyme.”

Informations.

William Reeve, Joseph Seare, and John Swannell for buying seed wheat in Stonny Stratford market.

Bennett Mealchman for the like.

All processes on the above and on other information were to be stayed until further orders.

A writ of certiorari from the Queen’s Bench to remove all orders for the relief and maintenance of Rebeccah, wife of Humphrey Clarke, was delivered by Michael Clarke and openly read.  [See pp. 46-47]

All fines upon jurymen for non-attendance were dis- charged, “in regard there was a full appearance.”

Orders.

p. 72. The appeal of Princes Risborough against Wooburne was adjourned.

The appeal of Great Kimble against a warrant removing Richard Dossett, with his wife and family, from Monks Risborough was allowed.  (Sess. R. 34/3 and 81)

The indictments against John Blencow [see p. 60], and against Samuel Bunce of Little Missendon and Elizabeth, his wife, for selling ale without a licence, were discharged, “the same appearing to be groundless.”

The recognizance of Thomas Turneham of Hogston for his appearance was extended as it appeared “that by sicknesse hee is not able to appear.”

Orders and certificates for the conveyance of

vagrants.

The following were conveyed by the constables of Colnbrook:  Sarah Knott, Hester Vissitelly, Henry Fryer, with his wife and three children, passed to Ashburton, co. Devon, Mary Stephens and Robert and Mary, her children, 

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Ann Hobbard, Mary Bounes, Hugh Trencher, Mary Strange, Mary Davis, Elizabeth Lyllywhite, passed to Wallingford, Mary Nash, Mary Knape, Eden Smith, Mary Hill, Ursula Thomas, Ann Wickcom, Ann Walker, Sarah Hardy, passed to Calne, co. Wilts, Mary Daniell and her three children, and Elizabeth Lenthall, all conveyed to Maidenhead, co. Berks (Sess. R. 34/4, 5, 7-9, 11-17, 27-29, 31, 33-35, and 43); Mary Batarnbe, to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex (Sess. R. 34/6); Diana Smith, passed to Rochford, co. Essex, was conveyed to Stanwell, co. Middlesex (Sess. R. 34/10); Jonathan and Richard Anderson, both to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford (Sess. R. 34/30); and Lydia Tims, passed to Horsham, co. Sussex, conveyed to Chesham (Sess. R. 34/18)

Vagrants, unnamed, were conveyed by the constable of Little Brickhill to Parsenham, co. Northampton.  (Sess. R. 34/36 and 44)

The constable of East Burnham conveyed Winifred Murrine and her son, Mary Hows, and John Bawn, to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 34/39)

The constable of Chalfont St. Giles conveyed Mary Juxes to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford.  (Sess. R. 34/46)

The following were conveyed by the constables of Denham: Catherine Price, passed to Webly, co. Hereford, and Thomas Browne, to Stokenham, co. Oxford (Sess. R. 34/21 and 24), and Mary Hobbs, passed to Corslawn, co. Gloucester, and Martha Case and her child, passed to Henley- on-Thames, co. Oxford, all conveyed to Maidenhead, co. Berks  (Sess. R. 24/23 and 25).

The constable of Eton conveyed Elizabeth Carworth to Stanwell, co. Middlesex, and Elizabeth Sparkes, passed to Derby, to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 34/66)

The constable of Iver conveyed Samuel Viall, with his wife and child, passed to Abington, co. Berks, to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 34/32)

The constable of Langley conveyed Sarah Smith, passed to Pattiswich, co. Gloucester, to Maidenhead, co. Berks. (Sess. R. 34/42)

The constable of Newport Pagnell conveyed various vagrants, unnamed, to Wooburn, co. Bedford, Stagsdon, co. 

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Bedford, and Horton, co. Northampton.  (Sess. R. 34/19, 40, and 45)

The constables of Stoke Goldington conveyed various vagrants, unnamed, to Wooburn co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 34/41)

The following were conveyed by the constables of Taplow: Bartholomew Serle, Philip Dimmee, Thomas Rowsam, Humphrey Moxey and his wife, passed to St. Paul’s, Shadwell, Mary Smith and Elizabeth Athson, passed to St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Samuel Steward, James Sharper, William Stone, John White, with his wife and two children, William Russell, Lewis Hunt, Joseph Fox, William Slower and his two children, John Steele, Henry Jacob, Mary Vagfeild, John Keile, Richard Morris, with his wife and child, John Learmore, James Taylor, Ann Bromley, Bethia Tomson, Mary Smith, passed to St. Saviour’s, Southwark, John Hues, Dorothy Lawson, Sarah Smith, Alexander Anderson, Henry Newman, passed to Wapping, Matthew Barnet, Thomas Harper, John Thomas, Ann Dun and her two children and Elizabeth Sweete, all conveyed to Stanwell, co. Middlesex (Sess. R. 34/20, 22, 26, 37, 38, 47, 48, 50-55, 57-63, and 65), and [Blank] Demnett, passed to Wallingford, co. Berks, was conveyed to Maidenhead, co. Berks (Sess. R. 34/49).

Jurors for the case against John Lovett.

William Delafeild, William Daniell, William Edmonds, John Goldsworth, Charles Home, John Kempster, Francis Leach, John Ray, Thomas Tattham, Thomas Ward, Richard Ware, and John Worcester.  (Sess. R. 34/116 and 118)

Petitions.

Richard Plater, John Greene, Gabriel Barnett, William Eustace, John Floyd, Richard Syms, Thomas Morris, William Chapman, James Munday and John Barnett, inhabitants of Haddenham, that having suffered loss by fire, money was collected for their compensation and was entrusted to Robert Meade, gentleman, who refused to account for it. (Sess. R. 34/85)

Daniel Hill, John Browne, and other inhabitants of Stonny Stratford that they could not buy bread at reason- able rates, as the farmers bought and sold the grain in the “inn yards and at their barn doors.”  (Sess. R. 34/82)

 

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Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 73.  The convictions of Henry Turpyn, Richard Baldwyn (Sess. R. 34/2), and John Blencowe [see pp. 60 and 72].

Recognizances entered into.

Christopher Geary [see p. 71] , with Thomas Aldridge and William Walton of Aylesbury as sureties, to keep the peace towards Sarah Cock.  (Sess. R. 34/2)

William Reeve and Joseph Seare, both of Drayton Parslowe, to appear.

John Swannell of Dunshanger, co. Northampton, to appear.

Thomas Herne of Caversfeild, husbandman, and Thomas Anstead, to give evidence against Richard Baldwin.  [See pp. 60 and 61]  (Sess. R. 34/114)

Mary, wife of John Keen of Cublington, with Richard Keen senior and John Keen, both of the same, as sureties, to answer George Harris and Mary, his wife.  (Sess. R. 34/107)

Alexander Wilby of Aylesbury, with Joseph Gyles and Thomas Hawkins, both of the same, victuallers, as sureties, to appear and answer.  (Sess. R. 34/109)

Joseph Davis of Colthill, co. Hertford, sawyer, and John Evered of Chalfont St. Gyles, brewer, with Thomas Hill of the same and Richard Hunt of Chesham, both sawyers, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Francis Allen senior of Stoke Poges, carpenter, who with Francis Allen junior, carpenter, and William Green, victualler, both of Stoke Poges, as sureties, binds himself to prosecute.  (Sess. R. 34/110-112)

John Edrupp of Wendover, labourer, with William Darvell and Philip Hughs, both of the same, yeomen, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Mary, wife of John Edrupp.  (Sess. R. 34/113)

Recognizances extended.

p 74.  The following, already given above: John Taylor, [see Vol. 7, p. 22], William [sic] Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148], John Stopps [see Vol. 8, p. 16], and Daniel Carter [see Vol. 8, p. 56].

Thomas Turneham of Hogston, with Charles Horne of the same as surety, for assaulting Richard Jorden.  (Sess. R. 34/108)

Fines and issues.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 73.

 

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Recognizances discharged.

p. 75.  Christopher Geary and Richard Hunt, both of Chesham, William Hartley, John Chappell, Alexander Wilby, Joseph Giles, and Thomas Hawkins, all of Aylesbury, Thomas Anstead, Thomas Hearne, and Matthew Leper, all of Cavers- feild, John Edrupp, William Darvall, and Philip Hughes, all of Wendover, Francis Allen junior, Francis Allen senior, and William Greene, all of Stoke Poges, John Evered and Thomas Hill, both of Chalfont St. Gyles, Thomas Hill, Joseph Davys, and Thomas Hill, all of Colshill, co. Hertford, and Richard Reeve and John Reeve, both of Cublington.

p. 76.  [Blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: [Blank], burnt in the hand and committed to the bridewell; Martha Eustone, for lewd life and pilfering, discharged; Nathaniel Hornan, for being an idle person and not maintaining his wife, discharged; and Edward Barton, for being an idle person, discharged.  (Sess. R. 34/86)

Newport Pagnell: Abigail Masson, confined for a year and a day; John Syred, Richard Grandern, and Elias Canery, burnt in the hand and confined for six months; and Elizabeth Spratt and Elizabeth Harris, both discharged. (Sess. R. 34/87)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 34/121)

Writs of distringas against the inhabitants of Horsendon, Becconsfeild, Little Missendon, and Chalfont St. Peters. (Sess. R. 34/120)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 33/65 and 34/123)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 34/ 122)

 

 

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

11th January, 1710-11 [9 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county,

p. 77.  Richard Ashwell of Akeley, Henry Bayley of 

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Aylesbury, Thomas Benning of Denham, John Chapman of Preston Bissett, Ralph Coleman of Bletchley, Henry Curtis of Little Horwood, Anthony Davyes of Brill, John Dawson of Boveney, William Foskett of North Crawley, John Goldsworth of Aylesbury, Thomas Horwood of Buckland, Thomas Ingram of Whitchurch, Henry Lake of Arston Clinton, William Neighbour of Halton, William Olliver of Chersley, Elisha Perrin of Aylesbury, John Philpott junior of Maidesmoreton, Robert Scott of Adstock, and William Wyatt of Long Crendon.

The following were not sworn: John Aldridge of Datchett, Robert Anderson of Eaton, Robert Baydrey of Arston Abbots, Thomas Cox of Long Crendon, Robert Dancer of North Marston, Richard Grimsdale junior of Amersham, Thomas Grover of Botley in Chesham, Jonathan Haman of Great Marlow, Edward Hasbridge of Hugendon, Richard King of Ratcliffe in Chackmore, Thomas Langley of Great Marlow, John North of Towersey, John Parrett of Stonny Stratford Eastside, Richard Parrett of Castle Thrupp, Thomas Scott of Marsh Gibbon, John Smith of Newport Pagnell, postmaster, Richard Stratford of Bearton, Robert Thorpe of Hardwick, William Urlin of Iver, Richard Winter of Great Horwood, and Abraham Wright of Stoak Goldington. (Sess. R. 35/11, and 12)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by William Child of Agmundesham, alias Amersham, surveyor of houses, Robert Grange, of Little Horwood, esquire, sheriff, and Michael Merwyn of Winslow, gentleman, under-sheriff.  All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Meetinghouses.

p. 78.  The house of John Cock of Becconsfeild was registered in accordance with the act of 1 William and Mary, c. 18. (Sess. R. 35/5)

Convictions of swearers.

Francis Hollowman of Chesham, in accordance with the act of 6 and 7 William III, c. II.

Indictments

Henry Godman of Ivinghoe, John Catherall of St. Margarets, and John Puttenham of Ringshall, for not repairing the highways in Ivinghoe.

 

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Ann Howse of Beirton, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley, and John Brinck- hurst of Great Marlowe, as popish recusants.

William Chandler, Thomas Braysyer, and Samuel Weaver, all of Aylesbury, for rioting and breaking the windows of William Turner.  [Fined 1s.]

John Warr of Chittwood for forcible entry.

John Aris, James Cox, and William Stevens, all of Steeple Cleydon, for assaulting Richard Allen and for rescuing sheep.  [Cox and Stevens fined 3s. each]

Presentments of the constables.

p. 79.  All the persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.

John Stocker and Samuel Weaver, both of Aylesbury, Benjamin Ingram of Walton, William Peake of Little Horwood, and Richard Holloway and [Blank] Robinson, both of Great Marlowe, for keeping disorderly alehouses.

William Heley of Great Marlowe for trading as a tallow- chandler without having served his apprenticeship.

John Hickinbottome for trading as a grocer without having served his apprenticeship.

John Holmes of Becconsfeild for refusing to work on the highways.

John Herne and William Allen, constables of Long Crendon, for not making their return of persons qualified to serve on juries.

William Kirby and Mary, his wife, for stopping up an ancient watercourse behind Aylesbury Church.

Treasurer sworn.

For the maimed soldiers William Neighbour of Halton, gentleman, vice Thomas Wigg, gentleman, deceased.

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Swanborne  ..John Conee and Thomas Anstee vice

Edward Beckly and John Deverell. (Sess. R. 35/9)

Penn .. ..Zachariah Clarke vice Thomas Hurst;

James East not sworn.  (Sess. R.35/8)

 

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Warrington                            . .

Thomas Browne vice Thomas Osborne. (Sess. R. 35/3)

Boveney       . .                      . .

Michael Clark and John Saunders vice Henry Webb and John Preist; John Harbor senior not sworn.  Witnesses: John Dawson, William Groves, Henry Ball, Henry Messenger, Thomas Lee, and John Arden.  (Sess. R. 35/10)

Buckland       . .                      . .

John Wright vice Thomas Gurney; Richard Prat and John Ingram not sworn.  (Sess. R. 35/2)

Wiccombe Forreyns

Richard Grange vice Samuel Grover; Henry Singleton and Edward Philipps not sworn.  (Sess. R. 35/4 and 105)

Dynton          . .                      . .

Simon Holt vice Henry Hitchcock; Richard Hutchins and John Hill not sworn.  (Sess. R. 35/7)

Quaynton     . .                      . .

Henry Eeles vice Thomas Brice; Henry Cobb not sworn.  (Sess. R. 38/6)

Halton . . . .

Joseph Brill vice Thomas Gurney; Thomas Fenner not sworn.  (Sess. R. 35/1)

Orders.

p. 80.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley; bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

 

John Edmonds, Charles Heywood, Mary Pratt senior, and Angell Ward, the County bakers, were paid their respective quarterly bills of £3. 13s. 9d., £3. 17s. 10d., £3. 11s. 2d., and £3. 11s. 8d. The prisoners supplied were as under: felons, Thomas Smith, Sarah Smith, John Panter, Francis Panter, William Panter, John Kelle, John Garner, Jane Hall, Ann Glanville, Edward How, John Horne, Robert Worland, Sarah Saull, Ann Clark, Charles Barrett, Ann Fensham, John Edwards, Richard Sheffeild, Richard Baldwin, and Christopher Geary; debtors, Samuel Hartley, Henry Bartlet, Richard Harding, Thomas Fraile, Richard Underwood, Richard Prior, Ralph Lockwood, Avelin Cole, William Edmonds, Susan Travish, and Richard Shaw.  Each received a loaf a day, valued at 2d.  (Sess. R. 35/79 and 75-99) 

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p. 81.  John Colshill was paid £1.17s. 4d. for fourteen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 35/82)

Robert Ratcliffe and Samuel Hawkins, constables of Little Brickhill, were paid £37 .9s. 6d., and William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford Westside, £6. 5s., for passing vagrants and cripples.  (Sess. R. 35/108 and 109)

Mr. John Piddington of Aylesbury, apothecary, was paid £5 .4s .6d. for medicines supplied to the County gaol. Full details set out.  (Sess. R. 35/83 and 84)

p. 82.  John Grimsdale and James Harding, chief constables for Burneham, William Hurst and John Gaylor, chief constables for Stoke, John Jones, chief constable for Ashen- don, Henry Browne, chief constable for Newport, and Richard Sear, chief constable for Cottesloe, were paid their respective bills of £7. 10s., £8. 10s. 3d., £5. 13s. 9d., £10. 9s. 6d., £5. 6s. 10d., £7. 5s., and 17s. for passing vagrants.  (Sess. R. 35/100-106)

p. 83.  Mr. Noah Pitcher was paid £1. 5s. for curing William Lee, a prisoner in the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 35/80 and 81)

p. 84.  The appeals of John Seaton and Thomas North against their assessments for rates by the surveyor of highways in Steeple Cleydon was allowed.  A list of inhabitants is given in Appendix VI.  (Sess. R. 43/51)

The appeal of Aston Abbotts against a warrant removing Benjamin Bates and his wife from Hardwyck was allowed.

Confirmation of a warrant removing William Lacey from Princes Risborough to Chesham.

p. 85.  The appeal of Great Missendon against a warrant removing Thomas Ransome from Princes Risborough was allowed, as the justices considered that the removal was “vexatious and unduly obtained.”

 

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The appeal of Princes Risborough against a warrant removing Richard Dossett, Elizabeth, his wife, and their two children from Monks Risborough was allowed.

p. 86.  The appeal of Wooburne against a warrant removing Hugh Bampton from Princes Risborough was allowed, with costs against Princes Risborough, as the justices considered that the removal was” frivolous and vexatious.”

Edmund Reeve, esquire, a prisoner in the County gaol, was to be brought before the justices to answer for the bastard child of Elizabeth Goldsworth, as he stood “charged in execucon by processe from one of her majesty’s courts att Westminster.”

The two bastard children [sic] of Elizabeth Goldsworth of Aylesbury, singlewoman, were delivered to the custody of John Rose, bridewell-keeper at Chepping Wiccombe. [See pp. 90-92]

The indictment against the inhabitants of Becconsfeild for not repairing their highways was discharged on the production of justices’ certificate that the road was sufficiently repaired.  [See p. 21]

p. 87.  Mr. William Neighbour was appointed treasurer of the maimed soldiers vice Mr. Thomas Wigg, deceased.  Mrs. Wigg, his widow, had already handed over the balance of the money in her late husband’s possession.

The indictment against Chalfont St. Peters for not cleansing a watercourse “against Oldmeade next the high- way” was stayed,” in regard of the season of the year.” [See p. 2]

p. 88.  The quarter’s salary due to Thomas Godfrey, con- stable of Stonny Stratford, was retained by the clerk of the peace, as Godfrey had “withdrawn himselfe from his usuall place of abode” and had not performed his duties.

 

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The examination of Thomas Tarbox was to be filed with the records of this Court.  [Note.  It is not now with the Sessions Rolls].

The appeal of Chosely, co. Berks, against a warrant removing William Ravening and his wife from Stone cum Bishopstone was adjourned.

Confirmation of a warrant removing Nicholas Dunch, alias Dench, and his family from Great Missendon to Hugendon.

p. 89.  The appeal by Soulbury against Mursley was ad- journed.

Ann Tyler, a prisoner in the bridewell at Chepping Wiccomb, was discharged.

The appeal of Bray, co. Berks, against a warrant removing Mary, wife of Daniel Peirce, and her child from Hughendon was referred to the judges at the next assizes. When Daniel Peirce was unmarried he became a hired servant in husbandry at Hughendon, but only stayed thirteen days in service and then, with his master’s consent, moved to Bray where he again became a hired servant in husbandry and remained for under a year.  As his service was for less than a year, the point was whether he had acquired a legal settlement in Bray.

p. 90.  The overseers of Aylesbury complained that Elizabeth Goldsworth had been delivered of two bastard children, of which one had since died and had been buried at the charge of the parish of Aylesbury, of which she had charged Edmund Reeve, esquire, a prisoner in the County gaol for debt, to be the father.  He was ordered to pay £3. 4s. to the overseers for their expenses, and 2s. a week until the child reached the age of twelve years, and then £2. 10s. for his apprenticeship.  [See p. 86]

p. 91.  The indictments against Aylesbury [see p. 40] and Little Missendon [see Vol. 7, p. 337] were adjourned.

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p. 92.  Confirmation of a warrant removing Daniel Peirce, with his wife and family, from Great Missendon to Langley.

p. 93.  Confirmation of a warrant removing the bastard child of Elizabeth Petty, alias Weaver, from Great Marlowe to Chepping Wiccombe.

Confirmation of a warrant removing Thomas Hogson from Winslowe to Daventry.

p. 94.  The appeal of William Meade, gentleman, against his assessment for rates at Aylesbury was allowed.

The indictments against Matthew Dagnall and John Dolly were discharged on their pleading the “act of indempnity and pardon.”

The indictment against William Lee junior, son of William Lee senior, was quashed on account of its “incertaynty and insufficiency.”

Matthew Ayres was appointed as constable and “cripple carryer” of Stonny Stratford Eastside vice Thomas Godfrey. [See p. 88]

John Mortimer, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of County bread.

Richard Brickwell of Chepping Wiccombe, who had married the daughter of Christopher Martin, alias Petty, a County pensioner, now deceased, was paid 10s. for the burial of his father-in-law.  (Sess. R. 35/77 and 78)

Orders and certificates for the conveyance of vagrants.

The following were conveyed by the constable of Colebrook: William Harmon, Ann Churchill, John Bruton, and Ann Cookesey, all to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 35/19-22)

The following were conveyed by the constables of Denham: Martha Nightingale, Francis Micks, Mary Lewis, Elizabeth Willmott and her two children and Jane Steel and 

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Ann, her child, passed from West Malling, co. Kent, to Leintwardine, co. Hereford, all to Stokenchurch, co. Oxford. Sess. R. 35/18, 23, 154, and 155)

The constable of Farnham Royal conveyed Andrew Doller, with his wife and two children, to Maidenhead, co. Berks.  (Sess. R. 35/37)

The constable of Lathbury conveyed various vagrants, unnamed, to Woburn, co. Bedford, and Horton, co. North­ ampton.  (Sess. R. 35/60)

The constables of Little Brickhill conveyed various vagrants, unnamed, to Parsenham, co. Northampton.  (Sess. R. 35/63-75)

The constable of Penn conveyed the wife and children of Moses Wells to Little Missenden.  (Sess. R. 35/110)

The constable of Mentmore conveyed Obadiah Wall to Soulbury, Sarah Walling to Old Stratford, co. Northampton, and others unnamed.  (Sess. R. 35/57-59)

The constable of Oakley conveyed Elizabeth Dill to Leighton Buzzard, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 35/51)

The constable of Stoke Goldington conveyed a vagrant, unnamed, to Woburn, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 35/62)

The following were conveyed by the constables of Taplow: Mary Duvene and her child, Richard Ward and his wife, Mary Barnes and her three children, John Williams, Morris Price, Henry Jones, Henry Cofers, William Priar, Mary Tompson, Sabina Simon, Griffith Lewis and her two children, Catherine Shaw and her child, Hugh Treacher, Sarah Fountaine, Edward Warine, Henry Lucas, William Holland, Robert Hiber, Catherine Maise, Bethia Tompson and her child, Mary Easam and her two children, Joan Wood, Robert Browne, William Browne, John Highbargame, Thomas Waiven, Philip Coleman, Margaret Fitzgerald and her child, William Rivell, Margaret Garle, Elizabeth Garle, and Hugh Hunt with his wife and three children, all to Stanwell, co. Middlesex.  (Sess. R. 35/25-36, 38-46, and 48)

Constables accounts, etc.  (Sess. R. 35/17, 24, 47, 49, 50, 52-55, 61, 76, and 107)

Indictments confessed and traversed

p. 95.  The convictions of Edward Howes and Thomas Godman [see p. 60].

 

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Recognizances extended and entered into.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see Vol. 7, p. 24], Richard Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148], John Stopps [see Vol. 8, p. 16], and Daniel Carter [see Vol.8, p.56]. William Sheene of Beirton, labourer, with Joseph Basse and Ann Hope, both of the same, as sureties, for his good behaviour.  (Sess. R. 35/111)

Isaac Horne of Upper Winchendon, with William Guillman of Waddesdon and Joseph Welsh of Aylesbury as sureties, and Ralph Judkins, for good behaviour towards Edward Hervey, esquire.  (Sess. R. 35/117)

Edward Reeve of Burnham, esquire, to maintain the bastard child of Elizabeth Goldsworth.

Joseph Hill of Chalfont St. Giles and John Birch of Beaconsfeild, both victuallers, and John Towsey of Beacons- feild, yeoman, to keep good order in their alehouses.  (Sess. R. 35/114 and 116)

Jonathan Bryan of Chesham, bonesetter, to give evidence against Richard Potter of the same, turner, for assault.  (Sess. R. 35/112 and 113)

Robert Hebberd of Aston Clinton to answer John Richardson of Aston Clinton, labourer.  (Sess. R. 35/115)

Fines and issues.

p. 96.  John Smith of Newport Pagnell, Samuel Ware and Thomas Grover, both of Chesham, William Urlin of Iver, and Robert Anderson of Eaton, were fined £1. 10s. each for non- attendance on juries.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 95.

Recognizances discharged.

Christopher Geary, Jonathan Bryan, and Richard Potter all of Chesham, Robert Hebbard of Aston, Thomas Turneham and Charles Horne, both of Hogston, and Thomas Aldridge and William Halton, both of Aylesbury.

pp. 97-98.  [Blank]

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 35/13)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 35/15)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 35/14)

 

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EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

12th April, 1711 [10 Anne].

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 99.  Richard Ashburner of Olney, John Ashby of Edles- borough, John Beck senior of Waddesdon cum Westcoat, Richard Briggenshaw of Aston Clynton, gentleman, John Chase of Chesham, Thomas Church of Edlesborough, Thomas Denham of Cheesebeach, William Gaffeild of Wingrave in Hambledon, Joseph Ginger of Aylesbury, Thomas Greening of Long Crendon, Richard Harley of Wingrave, Edward Ingram of Steeple Cleydon, John Keene of Hambledon, John Payne of Soulbury, Thomas Piddington of Haddenham, Richard Pitt of Ickford, John Ridder of Long Crendon, William Tipping of Ickford, and John Yates of Turweston.

The following were not sworn: Richard Adams of Rattclife cum Chackmore, Thomas Barrett of Turweston, John Batterson junior of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Bigg junior of Aylesbury, John Brice of Quainton, Thomas Cock of Chesham, Abraham Deane of Hambledon, Jonas Harding and Timothy Harding, both of Amersham, Gervase Harris of Waddesdon cum Westcoat, Richard Harvey of Aston Clynton, James Leach of Olney, John Mathew of Newport Pagnell, Robert Newman of Marsh Gibbon, Richard Parrott of Newport Pagnell, Edmund Prior of Eaton, John Rivis of Newport Pagnell, Robert Smith of Rattcliffe cum Chackmore, Thomas Symcoe of Laveingdon, Robert Taylor of Thorn- borough, and Thomas Whyar of Great Missendon.  (Sess. R. 36/142, 105, and 155)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by William Awbrey of Borestall, esquire; certified by the Rev. Gervaise Widdows, vicar, and Thomas Winslow, churchwarden, and witnessed by William Miles and William Grainge, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 36/157)

Edward Lane of Totthall in Hanslopp, esquire; certified by the Rev. William Ward, vicar, and Richard Ellis, church- warden, of Hanslopp, and witnessed by John Markham of Winslow, gentleman, and James Bett of Newport.  (Sess. R. 36/162)

 

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Richard Barker of Great Horwood, esquire; certified by the Rev. William Holloway, D.L., rector, and John Foskett, churchwarden, of Great Horwood, and witnessed by John Markham of Winslow, gentleman, and Thomas Chilton of Great Horwood.  (Sess. R. 36/161)

The Rev. Conway Rand, vicar of Stow; certified by the Rev. Matthew Bate, rector, and John Phillpott and John Gibbes, churchwardens of Maidsmoreton, and witnessed by Francis Dayrell of London, haberdasher, and William Jacob of Stow, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 36/158)

John Carter and Richard Allen, bailiffs of Chepping Wycombe; certified by the Rev. Thomas Cordell, vicar, and Thomas Hunter and John Deane, churchwardens, and witnessed by John Rose, blacksmith, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 36/159 and 160)

Joseph Cartery of Newport, gentleman; certified by the Rev. Thomas Bankes, vicar, and William Chibnall, church­ warden, and witnessed by James Betts, bailiff, and Henry Brown, yeoman, all of Newport Pagnell.  (Sess. R. 36/169)

George Bruere of Great Marlowe, esquire; certified by the Rev. Richard Millechamp, vicar, and Samuel Smyth, churchwarden, and witnessed by John Law and William Brown, all of Great Marlowe.  (Sess. R. 36/163)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Statutory oaths

Joseph Meakes of Haddenham and Richard Fulkes of Beirton as preachers to the Anabaptists.  (Sess. R. 36/164)

Meeting houses

Note addressed to Mr. Darvall to take out a licence for the house of Margaret Smith, widow, in Stoney Stratford Westside.  (Sess. R. 36/31)

The houses of John Regent of Upton in Dinton (Sess. R. 36/4) and of Robert Dossett in Princes Risborough (Sess. R. 36/5).

Indictments.

p. 100.  The inhabitants of Swanborne for not repairing the highway between Shipton Brook and Hogston Field, leading from Winslow to Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 36/118)

Samuel Weaver of Aylesbury, Richard Holloway of Great Marlow, William Peake of Little Horwood [fined

 

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3s.4d.], Benjamin Ingram of Walton next Aylesbury, and John Stocker of Aylesbury, for keeping disorderly alehouses. (Sess. R. 39/126-128,131, and 132)

John Holmes of Becconsfeild for refusing to work on the highways.  (Sess. R. 39/130)

Elizabeth Taylor of Chepping Wiccombe, spinster, for assaulting Mary David.  [Fined 3s.4d.]  (Sess. R. 39/134)

William Kirby of Aylesbury and Mary, his wife, for stopping up an ancient watercourse behind the church. (Sess. R. 39/125)

Ann Howse of Beirton, widow, John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, and Frances Carter, widow, all of Mursley cum Salden, and John Brinckhurst of Great Marlow, gentleman, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 36/116, 145, 150, and 168)

John Hickinbottome and William Heley, both of Leckhamsted, for trading as tallow-chandlers, without having been apprenticed.  (Sess. R. 39/129 and 135)

Daniel Lucas and Nathaniel Brookes [pardoned], both of Wingrave, labourers, for enclosing parts of the common there.  (Sess. R. 36/107 and 108)

Mary, wife of Richard Adams of Stonny Stratford, butcher, for stealing twenty yards of” stuff” from William Gyles of Calverton.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 36/106)

Presentments of the constables.

p. 101.  The inhabitants of Shabbington for not repairing the highway leading from Wornall [Ickford] to Thame, co. Oxford, over the ground of John Mortimer there.  (Sess. R. 36/114, 142, and 171)

Joseph Beddall, Joseph Cock, and Stephen Currier, all of Princes Risborough, labourers, for cutting wood in Hellwok or Hellwood, in Monks Risborough, the property of John Paynter.  [Fined 6d.]  (Sess. R. 36/113 and 153)

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

Henry Adkyns of Drayton Parslowe, labourer, for breaking the common pound.  (Sess. R. 36/115)

Elizabeth Carter and Mary Blackwell, both of Drayton Parslowe, spinsters, for disturbing the peace.  (Sess. R. 36/110 and 145)

 

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Daniel Seaton and Ann Tyllier, widow, both of Upton, for keeping disorderly alehouses.  (Sess. R. 36/87, 111, and 112)

William Heley, indicted above, was presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 36/88)

William Moores of Great Kimble, labourer, presented by Edward Bigg, surveyor of highways, for laying a dunghill in the highway near his house and for an encroachment by building a hogsty in the highway.  (Sess. R. 36/109 and 141)

Richard Cooper of Upton, labourer, Sarah Preston, spinster, and Elizabeth, wife of Richard Dell, for inciting Elizabeth Turner, spinster, servant to the Rev. John Ollyffe, to leave her master.  (Sess. R. 36/117)

The constables of Ashendon, Buckingham, Burnham, Newport, Desborough (Sanderton Division), and Stoke (John Gaylor’s Division), had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 36/86, 143-148, 151, 152, 154, and 167)

Treasurers sworn.

For the Queen’s Bench and Marshalsea

William Hawthorne of the Lee and Robert Prentice of Stewkley vice Richard Stratford and Joseph Lucas; John Burch of Chesham, Thomas Mackell of Wendover, John Good- speed of Wingrave, and Henry Wood- man of Crafton were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/45 and 49)

For the maimed soldiers

Richard Brigginshaw of Aston Clynton and George Stone of Whitchurch vice William Neighbour and Matthew Deverell; Thomas Horwood of Buck- land, Daniel Hill of Wendover, John Markham of Little Horwood, and Thomas Thorpe of Hogston were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/42 and 44)

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon    . .

Edward Madge of Long Crendon and Christopher Shreeve of Doddershall vice John Jones and Robert Dancer; Samuel Bampton of Pollicott, Thomas Winter of Worneall, John Mason of 

 

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Grendon, and Thomas Markham of Quainton were nominated but not sworn  (Sess. R. 36/2 and 35)

Aylesbury     . .                      . .

William Hoare of Beirton and John Towne of Bledlow vice Daniel Ald- ridge and John Wade; Thomas Oviats of Aylesbury, William Harding of Walton, Henry Stonebridge of Stone, and Francis Horton of Suthor- up in Hartwell were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/43 and 46)

Buckingham                          . .

Hugh Ethersey of Leckhamsted and John Yates of Turweston vice John Bunce and Joseph Box; John Tom- son of Beckhamton, John Ingram of Akley, Thomas Harding of Hillsdon, and Thomas Egerly of Water Strat- ford were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 36/47 and 48)

Cottesloe      . .                      . .

William Coles of Stewkley and John Sympson of Dunton vice Richard Seare and Thomas Curle; Daniel Keen of Wingrave, William Wig of Stukely and Alexander Duncomb and Samuel Norman, both of Winslow, were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/ 37 and 38)

Newport       . .                      . .

Edward Cripps of Newport Pagnell and James Crosby of Bletchley vice Henry Browne and Richard Coals Willyson; John Normond of Shenley Churchend, Joseph Cripps, Thomas Smith, and Thomas Wadoll, all of Calverton, were nominated but not sworn. (Sess. R. 36/33 and 36)

Burneham                             . .

John Birch of Chesham and Thomas Hill of Chalfont St. Gyles vice James Harding and John Grimsdale; Thomas Brickwell, Daniel Gale, Robert Wright, Henry Norwood of 

 

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Chalfont St. Gyles, and Thomas Butterfeild of Chalfont St. Peters wereominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/32 and 34)

Desborough                                                   . .

Richard Chalfont of West Wiccombe and Charles Gray of Hambledon vice Joseph Francis and Henry Rolls; William Neale of West Wiccombe, John Morton of Hugendon, John Selby of Great Marlow, and James Battin of Fingest were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/39 and 40)

Stoke                                       . .                        . .

Thomas Biddle of Eaton and Joseph Dillon of Iver vice William Hurst and John Gaylor; Daniel White of Eton, Richard Yeost, John Toplady of Langley, and Robert Stilles of Iver were nominated but not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/3 and 41)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

pp. 102-104. Great Kimble

John West and Edward Dossett.  (Sess. R. 36/26)

Hardwyck                               . .

William Duncombe junior vice Alex- ander Duncombe.  (Sess. R. 36/81)

Weedon        . .                      . .

John Howe vice Richard Burgis.  (Sess. R. 36/81)

Hogshaw cum Fulbrooke

Thomas Reeve vice William Herbert. (Sess. R. 36/64)

Weston Underwood

John Wilcox vice Thomas Higgins. (Sess. R. 36/69)

Great Woollston                 . .

William Crick vice John Kilpin.  (Sess. R. 36/69)

Haversham                            . .

Thomas Loyn vice John Busby.  (Sess. R.  36/69)

Milton Keynes                                              . .

Robert Parkes vice John Abbatt.  (Sess. R. 36/69)

Broughton    . .                      . .

John More vice John Page.  (Sess. R. 36/69)

Clifton Reynes                     . .

Joseph Gay vice John Sharpe.  (Sess. R. 36/53)

 

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Quainton      . .                      . .

John Eeles senior vice Thomas Brice. (Sess. R. 36/16)

Shenley Churchend

John Newman to continue.  (Sess. R. 36/69)

Bradenham                           . .

Francis Loveday vice Francis Eales; Richard Bieling not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/60)

Aston Abbotts                                              . .

Thomas Gower and Thomas Mortimer vice Leonard Sharpe and Robert Jeffes; George Elliott and Richard Mildener not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/22)

Mentmore   . .                      . .

James Turney and Thomas Walker vice John Presswell and John Hewett. (Sess. R. 36/115)

Wooburne                             . .

John Carter and Edward Henman vice Richard Poynter and John Sayer; Richard Stanninut and John Robin- son not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/24)

Fenny Stratford                   . .

Edward Bowler vice William Feary. (Sess. R. 36/62)

Wavendon   . .                      . .

Thomas Chappell vice William Horton. (Sess. R. 36/62)

Sympson                                . .

John Goodman vice Nicholas Lucas. (Sess. R. 36/62)

Stoke Hammond

Richard Franklyn and Richard Chad vice William Fountayne and Thomas Johnson.  (Sess. R. 36/62)

East Cleydon cum Bottle

Henry Stevens vice John Smith.  (Sess. R. 36 /93)

Bledlowe      . . .

Benjamin Colman vice Thomas Newell; Edward Carter and William Stevens not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/30)

Bledlowe Ridge                   . .

Thomas Chich vice Richard Darvall. (Sess. R. 36/30)

Chenyes        . .                      . .

Thomas Mayo vice Thomas Nailer [James Dell]; Charles Redd and David Baldwin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/56)

Brill                                           . .                        . .

Daniel Hodson vice John Spyer; Richard Baker and William Road not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/52)

 

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Studley          . .                      . .

William Blake vice Thomas Studley; John More not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/51)

Wornhall       . .                      . .

Richard Stevens vice John Howes; William Wheeler not sworn. (Sess. R. 36/50)

Towersey     . .                      . .

Henry Browne vice Philip Barnes.

Radnage        . .                      . .

Philip Gibbons vice Luke Wealhead; Thomas Burges senior and Jasper Hunt not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/54)

Bierton                                    . .                        . .

Henry Webb vice Richard Symons, Thomas Ollife and William Dover not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/6)

Drayton Beauchamp

John Smith junior vice Daniel Baker; Peter Thornton not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/55)

Little Marlowe                     . .

Joseph Russell vice Christopher Pymm; William Bradley not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/66)

Turvile                                     . .                        . .

Francis Styles vice William Pitcher; John Keene not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36 /65)

Hambledon                           . .

William Denham and John Davis vice William Walker and William Denham; Robert Denham and Samuel Whyatt not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/73)

Medmenham                                                . .

Edward Blundell vice George Deane; Gabriel Fisher not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/72)

Ipstone                                   . .                        . .

William Deane vice Richard Higgs; Francis Symmons and Ralph Rolls not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/71)

Monks Risborough

John Williams and John Smith senior vice Peter Aldridge and John Rogers; Richard Welch not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/10)

Drayton Parslow                 . .

William Reeve and William Persey junior vice Ralph Bull and Thomas Cooke.  (Sess. R. 36/75)

 

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Mursley         . .                      . .

Thomas Ward and Henry Pipking vice Francis Carter and Robert Adams. (Sess. R. 36/67)

Cartheridge                           . .

John Burch vice John Carter; William Hackwill and Nicholas Horwood not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/76)

Little Missendon                 . .

Thomas East vice Thomas Redding; John Crawley and Christopher Aby not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/19)

Hugendon                             . .

Jonathan Floyd and Jonathan Wid- more, vice William Wright and Joseph Knapp; Henry Crandam, William Tilby, John Winsloe, and John Fastnadg not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/7 and 18)

Ashley Green                                                . .

Robert Cordwell vice William Hill; Richard Tomarlin not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/80)

Chesham      . .                      . .

John Parratt and William Payne vice Richard Barnes and Francis Holli- man; Joseph Potter and John Coney not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/68)

North Marston                                             . .

Robert Fuller and John Smith vice John Stevens and John Benhill; James Foster not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/14)

Grendon Underwood

Edward Hearne vice Thomas Rad- weele; Richard Holt not sworn. (Sess. R. 36/9)

Billendon      . .                      . .

Thomas Pratt vice James King.  (Sess. R. 36/70)

Wingrave      . .                      . .

Thomas Fryer vice John Mortimer; Richard Stratford not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/78)

Becconsfeild                                                  . .

Arthur Tredway and Richard Chandler vice William Arnett and George Floyd; John Bryas and John Harding not sworn.  Robert Minor as tithing- man vice Henry Tredway.  Witnesses: Francis Carter, William Clarke, 

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Thomas Aldridge, George Floyd, Stephen Chapman, and David Lur- wood.  (Sess. R. 36/84)

Dorney  . .   . .

James Dorrill vice William Ardin; Edward Lexton not sworn.  Wit- nesses: William Dod, Richard Webb, Michael Clarke, and Jonas Humfrey. (Sess. R. 36/74)

Hitcham         . .                      . .

Richard Dell vice John Gomm; John Ball not sworn.  Witnesses: Edward Ive, William Tayler, and John Gomm. (Sess. R. 36/29)

Taplow           . .                      . .

William Whittington vice John Allen; Thomas Beck not sworn.  Witnesses: David Wray, John Grove, John Brown, John Stanninot, and John Allen.  (Sess. R. 36/79)

East Burneham                    . .

James Devonshire vice John Pond; Francis Pond not sworn.  Witnesses: Thomas Bayley, Edward Clarke, Thomas Ball, and Edward Hodgson. (Sess. R. 36/82)

Cippenham                           . .

John Adkyns vice John Bannister; Thomas North and John Westcott not sworn.  Witnesses: Peter Style, John Lidgold, Edmund Mason, Robert Robb, and Robert Pitcher.  (Sess. R. 36/83)

Waxham       . .                      . .

Philip Mitchell vice William Bennett. Witnesses: the Rev. J. Prosser, curate, William Randall, Matthew Rich, and William Grove.  (Sess. R. 36/1)

Fulmer                                    . .                        . .

Richard Batchelor vice Thomas Humphry.  Witnesses: Henry Pearce, William Burgin, Henry Goulding, George Stanly, and John Alli . . .  (Sess. R. 36/28)

Denham        . .                      . .

Robert Monke vice Thomas Hale.  (Sess. R. 36/27)

 

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Hedgerly       . .                      . .

Edward Chilton vice John Dell.  (Sess. R. 36/95)

Eaton                                       . .                        . .

Robert Cooper, Henry Howard, Jethro Pearce, and Bartholomew Willcox vice Thomas William, Henry Warwyck, Thomas Hopkyns, and Henry Sexton.  (Sess. R. 36/94)

Upton                                      . .                        . .

Edward Beisley vice William Pratt. (Sess. R. 36/21)

Chalvey         . .                      . .

David Perryman vice George Smith. (Sess. R. 36/21)

Horton. .       . .

John Cook, William White, Isaac Totton, and William White [Edward Mascall] vice William Beeson, Mark Beercroft, [Blank], and [Blank].  (Sess. R. 36/21)

Lower Winchington

George Willison vice Richard Pidding- ton; William Pollard not sworn. (Sess. R. 36/17)

Stewkly         . .  . .

Griffin vice John Belgrave (Sess. R. 36/11)

Sherrington   . .

Bartholomew Course vice Thomas Richardson.  (Sess. R. 36/13)

North Crawley                                              . .

William Leverett, Richard Cooley, and Geoffrey Carr vice Thomas Hall, Griffyn Higgs, and Robert Austyn.

Little Woolston                    . .

Weston Underwood

Edward Perry vice William Edmonds. John Wilcox vice Thomas Higgins.

Northall         . .                      . .

Michael Toby, alias Messoidar, vice Thomas Godman; William Toby not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/59)

Cheddington                                                 . .

John Seabrooke vice Thomas Plater; Francis Kympton, cordwainer, and Thomas Seare junior, tailor, not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/58)

Eddlesborough                    . .

Thomas King vice Henry Tyrpyn; John Peppiatt not sworn.  (Sess. R. 36/63)

Pightleston                            . .

Roger Glenister vice Abel London. (Sess. R. 36/61)

 

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Leckhamsted                                                 . .

William Heley vice Francis Church. (Sess. R. 36/8)

Adstock         . .                      . .

Jonathan Toe vice William Hog.  (Sess R. 36/23)

Waddesden                          . .

John Beck vice William Rice.  (Sess. R. 36/20)

Bottley           . .                      . .

John Gurney vice Thomas Nayler. (Sess. R. 36/57)

Orders.

p. 105.  Henry Munday and William Worsley, the bridewell- keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

 

John Edmonds, Charles Heywood, Mary Pratt senior, and Angell Ward, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of £5. 0s. 4d., £4. 14s. 10d., £5. 19s. 2d., and £4. 18s. 10d.

 

p. 106.  John Colshill was paid £1. 14s. 8d. for thirteen weeks’maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.

 

William Daniell and Thomas Godfrey, the constables of the east and west sides of Stonny Stratford, and Robert Ratcliffe and Samuel Hawkins, the constables of Little Brickhill, were paid their respective bills of £12. 10s. and £38. 14s. 6d. for their quarterly expenses in passing vagrants.

 

p. 107.  William Benson, gentleman, was paid £10 for six months’ rent of his house in Aylesbury, used as a County gaol.

 

Mr. John Piddington, apothecary, was paid £9. 8s. for medicines supplied to the gaol.

 

p. 108.  John Gayler and William Hurst, chief constables for Stoke, John Jones, constable for Ashendon, John Grimsdale, constable for Burneham, and Henry Browne constable for Newport, were paid their respective bills of £7. 11s. 6d., £5., £3. 19s. 8d., £7. 16s. 6d., and £6. 18s. 6d. for passing vagrants.

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p. 109.  Thomas Brighton of Great Marlowe, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 36/91)

The pension of 40s. a year allowed to Edward Billington of Cublington was increased to £4, upon his petition that he was not able to support himself owing to the “very greate infirmityes sicknesse and affliccons occasioned by his con- tinuance in the army and undergoeing the hardshipps incident to the service and his old age.” He had served under Col. Thomas Colthropp and was at the storming of Namur, when he was shot through the right arm.  (Sess. R. 36/139)

p. 110.  The recognizance of Charles Carter of Great Marlowe to keep the peace towards John Lawe junior was extended to the next session.

Henry Munday, the bridewell-keeper at Aylesbury, was allowed £2. 16s. for maintaining several persons committed to his custody at the Assizes.

William Daniell, constable of Stonny Stratford East- side, was paid £6. 5s., being the quarter’s allowance for passing vagrants, which would have been due to Thomas Godfrey, late constable, who had absented himself and neglected the duty.  [See p. 88]

p. 111.  The petition of Margaret Wheeler of Westlington in Dynton for relief was referred to certain justices.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Playstowe of Weston Turville, was granted a weekly allowance of 5s. for her relief.  (Sess. R. 36/85 and 139)

John Preist was granted a weekly allowance of 3s., “unless the officers and inhabitants of Hulcott doe and shall from henceforth imploy and sett the said John Preist on worke thereby to gayne a livelyhood.”

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Richard Thorne, also of Hulcott, was granted a weekly allowance of 2s. on similar terms.

p. 112.  The recognizance of Isaac Horne to answer for the bastard child of Elizabeth Clarke, singlewoman, was dis- charged on the payment of £2 15s. to the officers of Upper Winchendon.

The appeal of Stowe cum membris against Water Stratford was adjourned.

The indictment against Elizabeth, wife of William Hicks, and Frances, wife of Nicholas Grace, both of the borough of Buckingham, and Edward Howe of Oakley, for assaulting Richard Ashwell of Buckingham was stayed, as it was alleged that the borough of Buckingham was a “place exempt and out of the jurisdiction of this court by charter.”

pp. 113-114.  Owing to the sinking (in the River Thames at Great Marlow) of a barge called The Angell, belonging to John Smith of Henley-on-Thames, the duty paid by the following persons was returned: Elizabeth Tovey, widow, 60 quarters at £12; Sarah Deane, widow, 57 quarters 4 bushels at £11. 10s. ; John Ford, 43 quarters 4 bushels at £8. 14s. ; Thomas Taylor, 23 quarters at £4. 12s. ; Richard Stevens, 40 quarters at £8; William Nicolls, 26 quarters at £5. 4s. ; Peter Stoakes, 29 quarters at £5. 16s. ; Robert Hunt, 12 quarters 4 bushels at £2. 10s. ; William Armstrong, 17 quarters 4 bushels at £3. 10s. ; William Foster, 10 quarters at £2; Thomas Harris, 11 quarters 4 bushels at £2,. 6s. ; Daniel Sarney, 6 quarters at £1. 4s. ; Robert Munday, 13 quarters at £2. 12s. ; Samuel Derby, 19 quarters at £3. 16s. ; Matthew Chipp, 19 quarters at £3. 16s. ; and Henry Ambrose, 14 quarters at £2. 16s. All the above were of Henley-on-Thames.  (Sess. R. 36/121 and 131)

p. 115.  The appeal of David Hawes of Great Missendon against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices and was allowed.

 

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The accounts of the charities called the “Poor Folkes Pasture,” lying in Brill, Borestall, and Oakley, were passed.

 

The case of Elizabeth Goldsworth of Aylesbury, single- woman, was referred to the justices.  She had been com- mitted to the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe for twin bastard children of whom Edmund Reeve, esquire, now a prisoner for debt in the County gaol, had been adjudged the father.  One of the children had died, and Edmund Reeve had been ordered to maintain the survivor, but on his appeal Elizabeth did not appear “but withdrew herselfe and was conveyed away soe that her examination upon hearing the said appeal could not be had or taken and purposely avoided the same as it was then suggested.”  Upon which the Court ordered that she should be committed to the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe for one year.  Mr. Wells, on behalf of the inhabitants of Chepping Wiccombe, informed the Court that Elizabeth Goldsworth was “agayne with child of another bastard child” which might become chargeable to the parish, and prayed that she might be examined by the Court, but as she was a prisoner she could not be brought to the Court without an order.  [See pp.  90-92] (Sess. R. 37/67)

 

pp.  116-117.  The complaints of John Herbert, on behalf of the owners and occupiers of lands within the division of Ivinghoe Aston in the parish of Ivinghoe, and by Richard Sawell, on behalf of the owners of lands in the precincts of Nettleden, St. Margaretts, Ringshall, Wards, and Hincombe in the upper division of the same parish, against the owners of lands within the division of Ivinghoe in the same parish and within the precincts of Horton, Cheddington, and Seabrooke in the lower division of the same parish, were referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe, who were to examine the matters in controversy and the books of parochial rates.  The complainants set out that anciently all parts of the parish were rated equally, but although the owners of lands in the upper division had regularly paid their rates, the owners of lands in the lower division had “of late considerably sunke and abated them- selves and do not raise their accustomed proportions,” 

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whereby the owners of lands in the upper division had to pay- more.  The landowners of the lower division alleged that the value of their estates was greatly impaired “by reason of the losse of the markett which is in a manner totally decayed,” and that the landowners of the upper division have had their estates greatly improved “by incloseing and holding in severalty severall parcells of wast ground which lay open and in common.”  (Sess. R. 36/130)

 

p. 118.  Confirmation of a warrant removing Catherine, widow of William Tokefeild, and John, Charles, Thomas, and Joseph, her children, from Chesham to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex, upon the evidence that William Tokefeild before his death had a lease of an inn at Uxbridge at the yearly rent of £25 and paid parochial taxes there.  (Sess. R. 36/130)

 

Confirmation of a warrant removing Henry Hicks, Margaret, his wife, and their child, from Middle Cleydon to East Cleydon.  (Sess. R. 36/140)

 

p. 119.  The appeal of Eyden, co. Northampton, against a warrant removing John Sleamaker, miller, with his wife and children, from Chittwood was allowed on the evidence of Richard Parsons and John Warr, and upon a certificate of the churchwardens of Eyden, witnessed by Henry Sparks and Thomas Vial, churchwardens, Thomas Daniel, overseer, and John Hutchins and William Smith.  (Sess. R. 36/123 and 129)

 

Confirmation of a warrant removing Mary, the bastard child of Jane Gray, singlewoman, from Ickford to Great Milton, co. Oxford, upon the evidence of Thomas Stedman that Jane Grey was a settled inhabitant at Ickford, and near the time of her delivery went to her mother and relations at Great Milton “to get and provide herselfe with lynnen and other necessaryes,” but “by reason of a floud which then happened and the waters being out before she could accord to her intention and returne to Ickford to lie in” she was delivered of the child at Great Milton, “whither she went of her owne accord without any manner of persuasion or 

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contrivante of or by any of the officers and inhabitants of Ickford.”  (Sess. R. 36/132)

 

p. 120.  The appeal of Soulbury against a warrant removing Elizabeth, wife of John Brassington, and her son from Mursley was allowed.

 

p. 121.  The appeal of Eleing, co. Middlesex, against a warrant removing Henry Clarke, with his wife and children, from Langly Marrish was allowed.

 

The appeal of Choulsley, co. Berks, against a warrant removing William Ravening and his wife from Stone was allowed.

 

p. 122.  The appeal of Aylesbury against the warrant removing Richard Dossett, Elizabeth, his wife, and Robert and Elizabeth, their children, from Monks Risborough was allowed upon the evidence that Richard Dossett of Great Kimble, “poor lame young man,” had been apprenticed to John Russell of Princes Risborough, glover.  (Sess. R. 36/125, 156, and 166)

 

The appeal of John Page of Murseley against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe.

 

The indictments against persons for “forestalling regrateing and ingrosseing corne or grain “ were stayed.

 

p. 123.  The houses of William Peake in Little Horwood, of Benjamin Ingram in Walton near Aylesbury, and of Samuel Weaver and John Stocker in Aylesbury, all victuallers, who were indicted for keeping disorderly alehouses, were sup- pressed.

 

Petition of James Cox of West Wycombe, glover, that “by reason of a lameness in his right hand occasioned by the dead palsey and his eyesight much decayed, and having severall running sores in his legs and very grievously afflicted 

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with the evil” he is not capable of providing for himself and his family.  He had been allowed 7s. 6d. a week by a previous order, but the officers had “stopt 2d. a weeke” out of his pension and threatened to stop it altogether.  He was allowed 5s. a week and a further 5s. for his costs in obtaining this order.  (Sess. R. 36/126)

 

The controversy amongst the inhabitants of Mursley cum Salden was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe.

 

Thomas Jeffery of Northall and his wife and family were allowed 2s. a week for their relief, provided they wore a badge “pursuant to an Act of Parliament for that purpose made,” but if they refused to wear the badge the allowance was to be reduced to 1s.

 

p. 124.  The appeal of Waddon cum Nash against a warrant removing William Kemp of Nash, with his wife and family, from Aston Abbotts was allowed.  (Sess. R. 36/127)

 

Confirmation of a warrant removing John Pinfold, with his wife and child, from Whaddon to the east side of Stonny Stratford “in the parish of Wolverton.”  (Sess. R. 36/128)

 

p. 125.  Confirmation of a warrant removing John Gladman from Greate Missendon to Agmondesham, where he had been a hired servant of Thomas Bailey, farmer.  (Sess. R. 36/122)

 

The indictments against Aylesbury [see p. 40] and Little Missendon [see Vol. 7, p. 337] were adjourned.

 

Upon complaints of frauds and abuses committed by the several bakers appointed by the Court to serve prisoners in the County gaol with bread, all misdemeanours relating to the providing, delivering, and disposal of the County bread were referred to the examination of the justices in the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Ashendon, and Cottesloe for them to rectify, and two books were to be provided in which all matters concerning the gaol were to be entered and recorded, 

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one of which was to be kept by the gaoler and the other by the Court.

 

p. 126.  The appeal of John Collins of Pightleston against the increase of £50 in his assessment to rates, which he alleged had been made “purely to oppresse him,” was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe.

 

p. I27.  Order that the “three severall volumnes the statutes att large and all other the statutes and Acts of Parliament” which were kept by the clerk of the peace for the use of the County, should be kept for his own use and that he should provide other copies for the use of the County out of County funds.

 

The writ of certiorari issued from the Queen’s Bench removing all indictments against Thomas Reade of Aylesbury, innholder, was read in open Court.

 

All fines of jurors for non-attendance were spared “in regard to a full appearance.”

 

Warrant to the constables of Ellesborough to convey James King of Rickmansworth, co. Hertford, to Aylesbury gaol until he finds sureties for his appearance.  (Sess. R. 36/135)

 

Petition of John Edwards, a poor prisoner in the bridewell at Newport Pagnell, for an allowance towards his support.  (Sess. R. 36/92)

 

Isaac Horne of Upper Winchendon to maintain the bastard child of Elizabeth Clerk, singlewoman.  (Sess. R. 36/138)

 

Letter from George Bruere in London, requesting the clerk of the peace that the business relating to Great Marlow might be deferred.  (Sess. R. 36/90)

 

Miscellaneous accounts.  (Sess. R. 36/12,120, and 121) 

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Warrant to the keeper of the gaol to receive John Stocker of Aylesbury, victualler, for harbouring felons and receiving stolen goods.  [See p. 100] (Sess. R. 36/119 and 120)

 

Certificate by William Head of Beachampton concern- ing Thomas Foster, alias Smith, a deserter who had escaped from the custody of the constable of Stony Stratford.  Foster was afterwards hanged for burglary.  (Sess. R. 36/89)

 

Petition of Michael Stapp of Walton in Aylesbury, victualler, for a new licence.  His application for renewal had been refused.  (Sess. R. 36/133)

 

Indictments confessed and traversed.

p. 128.  The convictions of James Cox and William Stevens [see p. 78], and of Elizabeth Tayler and William Peake [see p. 100].

Nathaniel Brookes was pardoned.

Recognizances extended.

The following, already given above: John Taylor [see Vol. 7, p. 24], Richard Baldwyn [see Vol. 7, p. 148], John Stopps [see Vol. 8, p. 16], and Daniel Carter [see Vol. 8, p. 56].

Ralph Judkins for good behaviour towards Edward Hervey, esquire.

Recognizances entered into.

p. 129.  John Watts of Upper Winchendon, doctor of medicine, to answer concerning the wages of Elizabeth Clerk, his late servant.  (Sess. R. 36/104)

William Gyles junior of Stonny Stratford, mercer, to prosecute Richard Adams, butcher, and Mary, his wife. (Sess. R. 36/100)

Robert Beckford of Great Marlowe, hoop-shaver, with Robert Hayward of the same, wheeler, as surety, to keep the peace towards William Oxlade.  (Sess. R. 36/101)

Michael Wells of Aston Clynton, yeoman, with Thomas Brandon of the same as surety, to appear.  (Sess. R. 36/103)

Robert Davis of Chepping Wiccombe for his daughter, Mary Davis, to give evidence against Elizabeth Taylor for assaulting her.  [See p. 100]  (Sess. R. 36/96 and 97)

 

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Robert Dennis of Chepping Wiccombe, farmer, to answer the complaint of Daniel Baker that he kept a dog which killed his sheep.  (Sess. R. 36/ 97a)

Richard Rogers of Little Missendon, carpenter, with Edward Wetheridge and Joseph Hawes, both of Penn, as sureties, to keep the peace towards Philip Keene.  (Sess. R. 30/98)

James King of Rickmansworth, wheelwright, with William Greenhill of the same, wheelwright, and Elisha Deacon of Hempsted, co. Hertford, tanner, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Wade.  (Sess. R. 36/99)

Thomas Reade of Aylesbury, with Robert Meade of the same, gentleman, and Henry Stanbridge of Stone, as sureties, to “pleade in the Queen’s Bench.”

John Carter and Charles Carter, both of Great Marlowe, with Henry Turner, wharfinger, and Ralph Gunnell, wheel- wright, as sureties, to keep the peace towards John Lawe junior.  (Sess. R. 36/ 102)

John Warr of Chittwood and John Stocker of Aylesbury to appear and answer.

Fines and issues.

The fines of persons convicted on p. 128.

Recognizances discharged.

p. 130.  Michael Wells and Thomas Brandon, both of Aston Clynton, William Sheene and John Basse, both of Beirton, Amy Hope, Joseph [Blank], Thomas Reade, innholder, and Robert Meade, gentleman, all of Aylesbury, Isaac Horne of Upper Winchendon, Henry Gillman of Waddesdon, Edward Reeve of Burneham, esquire, James King and William Greenhill, both of Rickmansworth, co. Hertford, Elisha Deacon of Hempsted, co. Hertford, John Rogers of Little Missendon, Edward Wetheridge and Joseph Hawes, both of Penn, Robert Dennys, Elizabeth Taylor, and Robert Davis, all of Chepping Wiccombe, and Henry Stanbridge of Stone.

Bridewell calendars.

Chipping Wycombe: Elizabeth Goldsworth [see p. 115]; Edward James of Great Marlow, “bardman,” for the bastard child of Elizabeth Howden, whom he refuses to marry, to be kept at hard labour until he was enlisted; and George Deane, for an “idle pilfering fellow.”  (Sess. R. 36/137)

 

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Newport Pagnell: Samuel Web, William Church, John Tegell, and Elizabeth Hues, discharged; and John Edwards, committed for two years.  (Sess. R. 36/136)

 

pp.  131-132.  [Blank]

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 36/172)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 36/165)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. IV.  (Sess. R. 36/173)

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY,

12th July, 1711 [10 Anne].

 

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 133.  John Bovingdon of Amersham, Thomas Brandon of Arston Clinton, Thomas Bull of Stewkley, Robert Carter of Swanbourne, William Cooper of Adstock, Thomas Edmonds of Aylesbury, George Franklin of Hadenham, gentleman, foreman, Clement Griffyn of Stone, Henry Munday and John Palmer, both of Aylesbury, John Parratt of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Ray, collarmaker, and Thomas Symonds, both of Aylesbury, John Ware of Chesham, and Thomas Winter of Wornall.

The following were not sworn: Henry Ball of Boveney, Thomas Briton of Olney, John Brown of Penn, John Chewne of Newport Pagnell, William Corbet of Adstock, John Devene senior of Swanbourne, William Elliot of Winslow, Richard Harris of Westbury, Adiell Haws of Chesham, Thomas Hunt of Towersey, Rupert Kipping of Wendover, Henry Morton of Amersham, Samuel Norman of Winslowe, Thomas Pargiter of Sherrington (“dead”), Bartholomew Paxton of Barton Harshorn, Thomas Piddington of Aylesbury, Thomas Rawlings of Hanslop, Henry Reddman of Wing, gentleman, David Salter of Amersham, Thomas Sarol of Hanslop, John Stanbridge of Stone, Nicholas Statham of Chesham, and Henry Wheeler of Wingrave. (Sess. R. 37/31 and 66)

 

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Jurors for the cases against John Warr of Chittwood [acquitted] for breaking into the house of John Sleamaker, and John Stocker of Aylesbury [fined £1. 6s. 8d.].

John Goldsworth senior, John Goldsworth junior, Peter Goldsworth, John Hackwell, John Jones, William Marshe, Christopher Newell, Nathaniel Nuttmaker, William Part- ridge, Thomas Piddington, John Price, and Richard Tuckwell. (Sess. R. 37/32-33 and 72)

Sacrament certificate.

Produced by Bernard Turney of Cublington, esquire; certified by the Rev. Thomas Wagstaffe, rector, and Robert Coles, churchwarden, and witnessed by Isaac Judge and Henry Clements, all of the same.  He also took the statutory oaths.  (Sess. R. 37/65)

Statutory oaths.

p. 134.  Taken by the Rev.  Samuel Guise, vicar of Chepping Wiccombe, Henry Langley of Winslowe, gentleman, and Robert Dorsett of Princes Risborough.

Meeting houses.

The houses of William Cooke at Horton in Ivinghoe, in the tenure of John Knight, of Thomas Odell at Sympson, of Henry Trowell at Haversham, and of Richard Babham junior at Weston Turvile.  (Sess. R. 37/5, 6, and 37)

The testimonial of Robert Dorsett of Princes Risborough that he desired to subscribe the thirty-nine articles, as a teacher to a congregation of protestant dissenters, witnessed by Edward Hoare, John Stoker, and John Lawly.  ( Sess. R. 37/8)

Indictments.

p. 135.  Ann Howse of Beirton, widow, and John Typper, gentleman, John Mawby and Ann, his wife, Dorothy, wife of Thomas Waters, Frances Carter, widow, and John Brinck- hurst, gentleman, all of Mursley cum Salden, as popish recusants.  (Sess. R. 37/17, 60, 68, and 69)

William Moores of Great Kimble for a nuisance.  [Fined 5s]

Elizabeth Carter of Drayton Parslowe, spinster, as a common disturber of the peace.

Ann Tyllier, widow, and Daniel Sexton, both of Upton, for keeping disorderly alehouses.

 

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The inhabitants of Shabbington for not repairing the highway leading from Ickford to Thame, co. Oxford.

Henry Atkyns of Drayton Parslowe for selling ale without a licence.  [Fined 1s.]

Richard Cooper of Upton, Sarah Preston, spinster, and Elizabeth, wife of Richard Dell, both of Hedgerly, for enticing Elizabeth Turner, servant to the Rev. John Olliffe, out of her master's service.  [Acquitted]  (Sess. R. 38/167)

Thomas Aldridge of Aylesbury, labourer, for assaulting Jane, wife of Thomas Gosse.  [Fined 1s.]  (Sess. R. 37/9 and 38/107)

John Langley of Great Marlowe, yeoman, for assaulting Mary Heywood.  [Fined 3s. 4d.]  (Sess. R. 37/11)

Mary, wife of John Druce senior of Aylesbury, labourer, for wounding Elizabeth, wife of William Kenning.  [No true bill]  (Sess. R. 37/10)

Presentments of the constables.

All the persons indicted above for recusancy were presented for the same offence.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

Ambrose Curle of Newton Longville for obstructing a common footway over Cooke's Close, leading to Winslow and Stonny Stratford, by putting three cartloads of bushes and brambles thereon.  (Sess. R. 37/28, 30, and 62)

Richard Bucking and Stephen Hawes, both of Loosly Row in Princes Risborough, and Winifred Dorset of Risborough, for selling ale without licence.  (Sess. R. 37/7)

The constables of the hundreds of Ashendon, Aylesbury (John Towne's division), Buckingham, Cottesloe, Newport Pagnell (lower division), and Burnham, have nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 37/55-59, 61-63, and 71)

Chief constables sworn.

Newport  . .  . .  James Crosby vice Thomas Wadoll, deceased.

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Burneham  . .  John Bowler as constable and Henry Peverell as tithingman vice [Blank] and [Blank] ; Joseph Grover, Edward Dorell, and Thomas Turner not sworn. Witnesses : Thomas Carter, John Batten, Joseph Home, and Thomas Woods.  (Sess R.) 37/30 and 38)

 

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Ashridge in Chesham  Thomas Eyres vice William Child;  William Page not sworn.  (Sess. R. 37/1 and 30)

Saunderton . . William Meade vice Edward Neighbour; John Stone not sworn.  (Sess. R. 37/3 and 30)

Hundridge in Chesham  Matthew Chaimer vice James Lovett; Thomas Whiteheart and John Downes not sworn.  (Sess. R. 37/2)

Orders.

p. 136.  Henry Munday, John Rose, and William Worsley, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

 

John Edmonds, Charles Heywood, Mary Pratt senior, and Angell Ward, the County bakers, were paid their respective quarterly bills of £4. 5s., £4. 10s. 6d., £4. 18s. 2d. and £6. 7s. 8d.

 

John Colshill was paid £1. 14s. 8d. for thirteen weeks’ maintenance of a “County child,” and 10s. for one quarter’s clothing.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

p. 137.  Christopher Carter and Samuel Evans, constables of the east and west sides of Stonny Stratford, Christopher Carter [sic] and Samuel Hawkins, constables of Little Brickhill, and Thomas Hill, constable of Burneham, were paid their respective bills of £12. 10s., £25, and £9. 17s. 6d. for conveying vagrants.  (Sess. R. 37 /30)

 

Mr. John Piddington, apothecary, was paid £5. 17s. 5d. for medicines supplied to the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

p. 138.  In accordance with 11 and 12 William III, c. 18, the sum of £314. 1s. 5 ½d. was raised for conveying and relieving vagrants and beggars.  This amount was assessed amongst the hundreds as follows :—Aylesbury £49. 5s. 7d., Ashenden £49. 5s., Buckingham £28. 8s. 9d., Cottesloe £49. 4s. 6 ½d., Newport £60. 3s. 2d., Burnham £28. 1s. 8d., Desborough £25. 11s. 6d., and Stoke £24. 1s. 3d. The boroughs of Buckingham and Chepping Wiccombe were exempted.

 

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p.  139.  Francis Neale, gentleman, the clerk of the peace, was paid £31. 6s. 4d. for various extraordinary duties, including copying and distributing orders of the Privy Council for “impresting seamen,” for printing and distributing orders countermanding the above order, and for providing “the statutes att large and abridgement of statutes.”  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

p. 140.  William Worsley, the bridewell-keeper at Newport Pagnell, was paid 18s. 4d. for maintaining John Edwards, a poor prisoner, at the rate of 2d. a day for one hundred and ten days.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

p. 141.  Francis Woodcock, the County gaoler, was paid £1. 16s. for maintaining Frances Meale, committed for felony, during her confinement.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

John Ward, a poor debtor in the gaol, was admitted to an allowance of the County bread.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

p. 142.  The petition of Thomas Piddington against a bastardy order concerning the child of Mary Stanton was adjourned.  [See p. 152]

 

Lists of persons between the ages of 21 and 70, who held freehold or copyhold lands worth £10 a year, were to be compiled by the petty constables.

 

p. 143.  Thomas Davies, an infant left in Princes Risborough, was removed to Great Missenden where he was born and where his father and mother were last legally settled.  (Sess. R. 37/4)

 

No felons committed to the bridewells by the judges at the Assizes were to have an allowance of the County bread until a certificate had been obtained from the justices. (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

The appeal of Princes Risborough against a warrant removing Richard Dossett, with his wife and children, from Monks Risborough was allowed.  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

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p. 144.  The recognizance of Edmund Reeve, esquire, to maintain a bastard child was discharged on the death of the child.  [See pp. 90-92 and 115]  (Sess. R. 37/30)

 

Elizabeth Goldsworth, a prisoner in the bridewell at Chepping Wiccombe, was examined and discharged.  In her information Elizabeth Darcoe, alias Goldsworth, deposed that last February she married Richard Darcoe, a seaman in “one of Her Majesties ships of warr, at some church beyond Highgate but ye name of ye parish or ye parson that married her she doth not know.”  She lived with him for three weeks at the house of one Rogers near Charing Cross and then at the house of one Hartoe in “Shandois Streets.” She did not know where her husband was born or the name of the ship in which he then served.  Sometime before he went to sea he gave her a letter of attorney.  She had heard that her husband was born in Westmorland and was a servant to some gentleman who was an officer in Her Majesty’s service.  She did not know whether she was then pregnant. James Neale, who had been a prisoner in Aylesbury gaol for debt, had begotten her with two bastard children which were lately born ; one had since died, and of the other Edmund Reeve esquire was charged to be the father.  She deposed that she was “hired and subborned by ye said James Neale to charge the said Edmund Reeve to be the putative father,” and he gave her 5s. and subsequently many other sums of money to charge Edmund Reeve, and promised her that she should never want if she charged Edmund Reeve with being the father. After she “perceived herself to be with child,” she informed James Neale, who asked her how long she had been in that condition, and when she acquainted him “he blamed her for not discovering it to him before and saying that had he known it sooner it might have been prevented for she might have took something by which he meant she ought to have destroyed ’em in her womb and he also said that if she should lay it to the counseller (meaning Mr. Edmund Reeve) then he, meaning him the said Neale, and she, and ye child should all three be happy and told her that after she was delivered he would help her to a good place in a lord’s house in Northampton- 

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shier.”  The information was sworn before Daniel Baker and John Perryman.  [See pp. 90-92 and 115]  (Sess. R. 37/ 40, 41, and 67)

The matters in controversy between John Page and the inhabitants of Mursley, concerning his assessment to rates, was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe.

The appeal of Amersham against a warrant removing Rebecca Biddle, singlewoman, from Becconsfeild was allowed upon the evidence of Thomas Lawrence.  (Sess. R. 37/53)

p. 145.  The appeal of Stoke Tallmage, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing Thomas Tucker and his wife from Turvile was allowed upon the evidence of Edward Goldar, Thomas Wright, Ralph Weston, and John Brookes. (Sess. R. 37/52)

The surveyors of Walton in Aylesbury, Langley Marish, Edlesborough, and Aylesbury were authorized to raise 6d. rates for highway repairs, in accordance with the act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c. 12.

p. 146. The appeal of Purton, co. Oxford, against a warrant removing Richard Cox and Catherine, his wife, from Wing was allowed.  (Sess. R. 37/46)

p. 147. The appeal of Egginton, co. Bedford, against a warrant removing William Kemp, with his wife and five children, from Abbotts Aston was allowed.  (Sess. R. 37/48)

Confirmation of a warrant removing Henry Maile, Frances, his wife, and Ann, Mary, Benjamin, and Susannah, their children, from the borough of Higham Ferrers, alias Highiam Ferrys, co.  Northampton.  (Sess. R. 37/44)

p. 148.  The appeal of the landowners of Dynton against their assessment to rates was allowed upon the production of a list of inhabitants which is printed in Appendix VII. (Sess. R. 37/82-85)

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p. I49.  The appeal of Greate Linford against a warrant removing Mary, wife of William Coates, from Olney was allowed as it was “defective and imperfect,” and a new order was made.  (Sess. R. 37/49)

 

The appeal of Farneham Royall against the removal of the wife of John Cooke and her two children from Little Marlow was adjourned.

 

The indictments of the inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highway from Aylesbury to Laighton Bussard, co. Bedford, and against the inhabitants of Swan- borne for not repairing the highway leading from Winslowe to Aylesbury, were adjourned. [See p. 100]

 

p. 150.  The appeals of the inhabitants of Ivinghoe and Pightleston against their assessment to rates, which were referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Cottesloe, were adjourned.

 

The appeal of Stow cum membris against Waterstratford  was adjourned.

 

The indictment against the inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peter, for not scouring the ancient watercourse against a meadow near Old Meade, was discharged upon a justices’ certificate that the watercourse was properly scoured.  (Sess. R. 37/50)

 

p. 151.  The appeal of John Janes of Turvill against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Chilterne.

 

The appeal of John Seaton of Steeple Cleydon against his assessment to rates was referred to the justices in the three hundreds of Buckingham and Cottesloe.

 

p. 152.  The appeal of Thomas Piddington was adjourned at the request of John Gilford and Jeremiah West, overseers of Cuddington, and on the evidence of Mary, wife of Francis Bampton of Longwick.  [See p. 142]  (Sess. R. 37/45)

 

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p. 153.  The appeal of the inhabitants of Chesham against their assessment to rates was adjourned owing to the absence of the justices who had allowed the rates.

 

p. 154.  The writ of certiorari from the Queen’s Bench for removing the orders made by the justices in a dispute between the inhabitants of Princes Risborough and the inhabitants of Chesham, concerning the settlement of William Lasey and his family, was read.

 

The writ of certiorari from the Queen’s Bench for removing all orders concerning the rating of Dynton was read.

 

p. 155.  All informations concerning forestalling and engross- ing against John Russell and Richard Jennings were dis- charged.

 

The fines set upon jurors for non-appearance were discharged “in regard of the Season of the Yeare.”

 

Warrant to the bridewell-