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Buckinghamshire Sessions Records: Volume 7. 1724 – 1730

County of Buckingham

CALENDAR

to the

SESSIONS RECORDS

VOLUME VII.

1724 – 1730

Edited by

William Le Hardy M.C., T.D., F.S.A.

AYLESBURY:

Published by the Buckinghamshire County Council

1980

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

The stencils for this volume were apparently completed by July 1957.  Publication was delayed in the first place because vol.V, which had been expected to appear in 1956, had still not been run off and was not finally published until November 1958.  Duplication of vol.VII ought then to have gone ahead (some sheets were in fact run off in that year), but possibly because of temporary production difficulties, the work was not completed and when Colonel Le Hardy died in December 1961 the project as a whole was in abeyance.  This edition has now been produced from the original stencils which were found in the County Record Office, and the volume is thus made available to the public more than two decades overdue.  No additions or emendations have been made to the text: a minor anomaly has been noted in the pagination, caused by the addition of the figure one before some page numbers (pp 53-79).  Attention is also drawn to the omission of the usual appendices (see vols. I - V), although cross references to appendix no.II (writs of venire facias and capias) are given in the text.  Although, curiously, the omission is not referred to in the preface, extant correspondence indicates that it had been agreed in 1955, for editorial reasons, that combined appendices covering the whole period 1724-33 should be incorporated in volume VIII.  The text of the latter volume (intended to be the final volume in the series). including the appendices, is also complete in sheet form, but lacks an index.  It is hoped that it will prove possible to publish it too at some future date.

August 1980.

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CONTENTS  Page

PREFACE  I - XVI

 

CALENDAR TO THE SESSIONS RECORDS 1724 – 1730 1 – 200

INDEX  201 - 285

 

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SESSIONS RECORDS

VOLUME VII

Midsummer 1724 - Midsummer 1730

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PREFACE.

When in January 1931, the Standing Joint Committee of the Quarter Sessions and of the County Council decided to have a calendar to the Sessions Records of the County compiled, it was recommended that this should embrace the period covered by original records down to 1733, when the use of the Latin tongue in legal documents was abolished.  It was thought that documents in the English language should present no great difficulty in interpretation to those having recourse to the originals.

The first three volumes of this calendar dealing with the period from 1678 to 1712 were printed and published between the years 1933 and 1939.  After the 1939-45 war the cost of printing had risen to such an extent that the committee decided to produce volume IV in duplicated form.  This volume was completed in 1951 and covered the period from 1712 -1718.

Before Volume V could be produced a set of rolls of persons taking the Oaths of Allegiance between the years 1733-1724 and of Quakers covering the some period, was discovered and as these were comparatively easy to index and arrange, a volume containing only the list of such persons together with the Register of Estates of Roman Catholics, was produced in 1953 as Volume VI.  This acted as an almost complete Directory of the County - so far as householders were concerned.

Unavoidable delays occurred in the duplication of the material to form Volume V and it was finally published in 1956.  It covered the period from Easter 1718 to Easter 1724.  The present Volume VII is a continuation of Volume V and deals with the period down to Midsummer Sessions 1730 inclusive.

A further volume, VIII, to embrace the period down to Easter Sessions 1733 is in preparation.

Since a start of this calendar in 1933 a quantity of Sessions Rolls and papers was discovered when the old muniment rooms in the County Hall were being cleared in order to allow the transfer of documents into new strong rooms.  These rolls date from 1664 and many of them cover the period already dealt with in the previous seven volumes.  Volume VIII will include a calendar to these records.  Where no fresh information is contained in the newly-found documents, only a reference to the entry in the previous volumes will be given, but if the entry is new or provides further particulars, it will be given in full.

More and more use is being made of the information contained in Sessions Records.  They are in fact, in a

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form easy for consultation by students, not only of local history, but also of social economy in the district.  From this type of record one can follow up the development of the poor law, the gradual rise in the power and influence of the local justices, the methods taken to suppress Roman Catholicism as well as the behaviour -  praiseworthy or otherwise -

of the inhabitants.

The death of George I appears to have passed without serious interruption in the normal lives of residents in the county.  At the Midsummer sessions 1727 held on 13th July, a month after the King’s death, it was agreed that at the next Assizes, a humble address of condolence on the loss of “our late Royal Sovereign” and of congratulation to “his Majesty” on his “peaceful accession to the crown of these Realms”(p.103) should be presented.

The accession of George II led to the necessity for any person holding an official position to take the oaths of allegiance anew.  As a prelude to this a certificate that the person had received Holy Communion in accordance with the rites of the Church of England was usually necessary.  Such certificates were registered by the justices and the actual certificate was filed on the Sessions Rolls.

These certificates contain much information of local interest.  In addition to the name of the recipient, one finds the name of the clergymen who administered the Sacrament - usually the incumbent of the parish and this is followed by the names of the churchwardens and by two witnesses who could identify the recipient and swear that they saw him receive the Sacrament.

Up to July 1727 an average of three or four recipients per Sessions is recorded but so great were the number for Midsummer Sessions 1727 and for the five succeeding Sessions, that the ordinary Quarter Sessions had to be adjourned to other places in the County for the convenience of those persons who wished to take the Oath. For instance, the Midsummer Sessions 1727 was adjourned four times: to Buckingham, Chipping Wycombe, back to Aylesbury and then to the Saracen’s Head, Newport Pagnell. A further adjournment to the Town Hall, Buckingham was abandoned owing to “default of Justices meeting there”. Over 29 persons produced certificates and 59 in addition took the oaths (pp.99-100, 106-8).  At the following Sessions, opened on 5th October 1727, which was adjourned to the Saracens Head at Newport Pagnell, the Town Hall of Chipping Wycombe (twice) and the Town Hall at Aylesbury, 43 persons produced Sacrament Certificates and 18 others took the oath (pp.109-110, 115-117).  The Epiphany Sessions was not adjourned and only 15 persons produced certificates and 5 took the oath (pp.118-119) The Easter Sessions, originally assembled on 2nd May, was adjourned to the Saracens Head at Newport Pagnell on the 15th June and to Chipping Wycombe on the 17th June.  In all 30 certificates were produced and 7 other persons took the oaths (pp.125-6 and 134-5).  From that date, numbers returned to normal.  Among those persons producing certificates, the names of persons described as “Esquire”, incumbents of parishes, excise officers, victuallers, tradesmen, Mayors and officers in the army are to be found. Richard Sydenham of Hughenden, High Sheriff in 1727 (p.107) produced a certificate as did John Lidgold, Sheriff in 1729(p.162), John Hall, a yeoman of the Guard (p.119),

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Francis Ligo, the Undersheriff (p.125) and Shuckburgh Sill of Castlethorpe (p.156).  Deverell Dagnall, a bookseller of Aylesbury, appears twice as a witness (pp.116 and 126).  The new Clerk of the Peace, William Hayton took the oath in July 1727 (p.106).

Another adjournment of the Quarter Sessions occurred when that convened on the 15th July 1725 was adjourned to the house of William Dawney (the Crown at Aylesbury), to allow the Gaoler time to make out his list of debtors in accordance with the recent Act (p.37).

The Proclamation issued on the 5th July 1727 on the death of George I for “the punishing of vice, prophaness and immorality and for encouraging of piety and virtue” was read at the Epiphany Sessions 1728.

Adjournments of Quarter Sessions were made to investigate disputes about the rates, namely to the Saracens Head in Newport Pagnel (p.52) and to the cross Keys in Princes Risborough(p.77).  In April 1729, the Sessions was adjourned to Cippenham Court, the residence of John Lidgold who had recently been elected High Sheriff, to allow him to take the oath (p.162).

Francis Neale, who had been Clerk of the Peace and County Treasurer, died in 1726.  Just before his death his accounts were ordered to be examined in the house of the above mentioned William Dawney at Aylesbury (p.43).  Owing to the “great floods and badness of the ways”, it was found impossible to keep this arrangement and they were examined in open court at the Epiphany Sessions 1726 (p.52)

At the Michaelmas Sessions held in that year it was reported that Scroope, Duke of Bridgewater as Custos Rotulorum had appointed Samuel Wells esquire as Clerk of the Peace (p.74).  At the same Sessions, William Hayton of Ivinghoe, a grandson and executor of Francis Neale was appointed County Treasurer (p.71).  At the following Sessions it is recorded that William Hayton was appointed Clerk of the Peace by to Duke of Bridgewater (p.80).  What happened to Samuel Wells, the records do not reveal, but he is not mentioned again.  Hayton had apparently been acting since Michaelmas 1725, for at Midsummer Session 1728 he was paid £43.3s.5d. for services he had performed since that date (p.139).  As Treasurer he was also paid £40 “in consideration of his care and diligence”(p.144).  Francis Neale had been Clerk since 1687, except for a brief period during the Revolution 1689-1702.  (Bucks Sessions Records, Vol.I. p.213 and Vol.II, p.xxiii).  An interesting insight into the county finances of the time is revealed by the entry at the Easter Sessions 1730, that from Easter 1727 to Easter 1730, i.e. three years, the Treasurer had received £1,618.5s.10½d. and paid out £1,691.4s.8¼d.  It was ordered that the balance be paid over to him (p.  1942).

Two mysterious entries in Epiphany 1730, suggest that Mr. Seaton, Hayton’s clerk, committed suicide, for at that Sessions, Mr. Francis Bowles of “near the Five Bells at Berkhamsted having heard of the meloncholly news of Mr. Seaton’s untimely end” wrote “If you have any ingrossing or other writings to transcribe out fair, that you put out to be done in any of the law hands, that you be pleased sir to employ me”.  At the same time Mr. Charles Gurney of Ivinghoe

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wrote “I buried George [? Seaton] next Richard Dagnal by reason Dagnal hangd him self upon a hawbush.  Laide George on the right hand of the other and laid bran under him that he might be easy and a shrowd and a cap”.  (p.185)

Little is recorded about the representation of the County in Parliament, but in April 1730 it is naively reported that the constables of Aylesbury swore they had not been offered bribes for returning member to Parliament (p.194).

There appears to have been very little activity among the inhabitants of the County Who openly adhered to the Roman Faith or those who refused to attend church for any other reason.  For sometime past only six persons, i.e. John Typper of Drayton Parslow, John Dodsworth of Mursley and Margaret his wife, Frances Carter and Ann Mawby, both of Mursley and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, had been regularly presented by the constables as recusants.  Of these John Typper had been reported from 1687 to the Midsummer Sessions 1727, but his name does not afterwards appear.  John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife appear for the first time in Michaelmas Sessions 1725 and continues to be presented until 1730.  Frances Carter, a widow, who was first mentioned in 1691 continues to July 1725.  Ann Mawby who first appears in 1692 drops out between Epiphany and Easter 1728 and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow who first appears in 1717 continues to 1729.  Of these persons, Typper, Dodsworth, Carter and Smith had been recorded in the Registers of Estates of Roman Catholics (Vol.VI. pp.129-163).

A Richard Morgan is reported for recusancy, only at Michaelmas Sessions 1727 (p.110), and in July 1730. Francis Howes of Aylesbury a surgeon, and John Humphry of Walton and his wife are likewise presented (p.195).

Under the Act of Parliament (1 William and Mary, C.18, sec.19), houses used for the performance of religious services which did not accord with the rights of the Church of England had to be licensed by the justices.  Between the years 1725 and 1727 the following places are recorded: Elme House, Bow Brickhill, belonging to Edward Cook, a Quaker (p.15); the house of Abigail Dell of Chesham, a widow (p.21); a newly-erected house in the same parish (pp.21,68); and the houses of John Big, a sawyer at Wooden row, Amersham (p.39);  Thomas Strange of Ascott, wing (p.39);  Philip Wingfield of Chipping Wycomb (p.55):, John Wise of Naphill, Hugenden (p.68) and of Mary Anthony of Beaconsfield (p.86).

The military activities in the County are recorded when troops pass through the County and the cost of transporting their baggage had to be borne by the rates. At nearly every sessions, some payment had to be authorised, but we see increased amounts at Easter 1728 and again in Epiphany 1729.

Lord Londonderry’s Cavalry Regiment is mentioned in 1724 (p.3) and again in 1726 (p.70).  Others are H.M. Regiment of Horse in 1726 (p.76), General Evans’ Regiment of Horse (p.76), Brigadier Gore’s Dragoons (p.82), and General Wade’s Regiment (pp.130 and 137-8).

Lord Londonderry was the second son of Thomas Pitt and brother of Robert Pitt, father of 1st Earl of Chatham.

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He commanded the 3rd Horse now the 2nd Dragoon Guards. General William Evans was a Major General who commanded a Regiment of Foot.  Brigadier F.Gore had commanded the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and General George Wade, after a distinguished career as a soldier and politician was appointed Field Marshal in 1743.

In October 1727 Richard Martin, the petty constable of Little Brickhill was re-imbursed £4 which he had paid out “by order of the Secretary of War” for providing carriages for conveying “a great number of women and children who had followed his Majesty’s forces on their march through this county”.  (pp.112,138)

Thomas Chaddock of Batteshall in Derbyshire was brought up with his wife for vagrancy.  He said that at the age of 22, he was “pressed for a soldier” in “Colonel Pendegrasse’s Regiment of Foot”.  He had served in Flanders under the Duke of Marlborough and had continued in the regiment “until two years after the Preston fight in Lancashire”.  He was then discharged owing to infirmities contracted during his service (p.154).  We learn of three men who had deserted from Major Moses Morean’s company of Lord Mark Kerr’s Regiment of Foot (pp.164 and 179).

The main rates were authorized by the justices as and when required.  The expenses to be defrayed throughout the County were for the passage of vagrants (under an Act 11-12 William III, cap.XVIII), provision of transport of baggage belonging to the Forces, upkeep of County bridges, expenses of running the gaol, with the salaries of the apothecary, the surgeon, the keeper and later of the chaplain and similar expenses for the four Bridewells or Houses of Correction.  The poor rates were collected by the parish officers who fixed the amounts to be raised.  The upkeep of the roads was also the responsibility of the parishes aided by “statute labour” which every substantial householder had to provide.  The justices often authorised the rates to be raised by individual parishes for this purpose.

Appeals against rating assessments were heard by the justices.  In the award for the parish of Loughton made in March 1726 a useful list of inhabitants, the value of their individual estates and the rates payable are set out (pp.61-63).  In 1727 a dispute arose over the appointment of the overseer for the parish of Great Marlow.  William Phillips had been appointed but Sir James Etheridge and other influential residents, wanted Jonathan Mudwin.  The matter was referred to the justices (pp.95 and 103).  Complaints against assessments were made by Thomas Burt of Chilton and by Rev. Edmonds of Newton Longville.  (pp.95, 103).

Although most interesting items are found in the records of the criminal side of the justices’ work, these documents only relate to petty crimes.  The more serious offences were of course, remitted to the Assizes.  Unfortunately very few details are to be found relating to these cases in the records of Quarter Sessions and then only the names of prisoners ordered to be transported to America, are given. It was the responsibility of the justices to pay the expenses of the Clerk of Assizes in arranging for this.

Throughout the period under review the whole County formed part of the Norfolk circuit.  The records of this circuit, such as exist, are now at the Public Record

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Office, but I am informed that no indictments for the 18th century relating to Buckinghamshire, survive.  We do find the name of the Judge, i.e. Lord Chief Justice Raymond who appears to have presided at all assizes during the period.  Roger Jennyns is mentioned as Clerk of Assizes and Avery Tyrrell as Under-sheriff.  In Midsummer 1724, the Justices entered into a contract with Jonathan Forward, a London merchant, to transport prisoners to America.  Usually they were taken to the Marshalsea or to Newgate Prisons by the gaoler. The names of prisoners are given in Midsummer Sessions 1724, 1725 and in 1727 but otherwise only numbers are recorded (pp.7, 9, 38 and 108).

The rebuilding of the County Gaol, of which we have read so much in previous calendars, appears to have made very slow progress indeed.  At Midsummer 1724, a warrant was issued for the more effectual levying of the “Gaol Tax”.  In April 1720 it was decided that a new gaol should be built at Aylesbury and the following year it was agreed that £983.16s.4½d. should be raised for the purpose. Midsummer 1722 it was ordered that a further sum of £1,967 9s. ll½d. should be raised and a year later a like sum was ordered.  Apparently several people refused to pay, but constables were ordered to collect the various amounts (p.6).

At the Michaelmas Sessions following, it was reported that no list of contributions had been kept and that the workmen had not been paid.  The rebuilding was therefore at a standstill.  Four Justices were ordered to meet at the George Inn to put matters right (p.11).  It was decided to take Counsel’s Opinion as to how defaulters could be forced to pay (p.11).  However, at Epiphany it was reported that the “sums of money needed for building the new County Gaol had been raised” and orders were given that three workmen should be paid a sum totalling £69 17s. l0d.  Nothing more is heard about the re-building until Easter 1726 when workmen who had been working on the new County Gaol, were to present their accounts for work done and to give estimates of the cost for completing the work.  Furthermore all Justices were enjoined to be present at the next sessions to decide what measures should be taken to complete the work (p.61).  At the same sessions, Edward Clark, a bricklayer, was paid £21 for erecting a brick wall “in a most strong and substantial manner” and for “enlarging the place then used as a county gaol” (p.64).

The delay in the work and in paying the bills led to serious hardship and a pathetic story is told by Sarah, the widow of Richard Staniford, a master bricklayer “employed in building the new gaol”, who had contracted debts of £230.  She was now being threatened by his creditors with arrest and she begged the Court to refund the money (p.66).  We do not learn whether she was successful.

At the Midsummer Sessions 1726, the Clerk of the Peace was ordered to draw up a petition for obtaining an Act of Parliament “for removing all difficulties and for the more easy levying of the sum necessary for completing

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the new gaol” (p.70).  Nothing more was done until Easter 1729 when the clerk was ordered to deliver “all papers relating to the Gaol, sealed up”, to the Justices for their inspection (p.163), but the result of this investigation is not recorded in the present calendar.

It is very difficult from these scant items to know whether the new gaol was being used or not, though obviously it had not been completed.  Repairs to what must, I think have been the old building are occasionally reported, as for example:  1724 “The doors of the house of safety at Aylesbury in which the prisoners were kept were very weak and insufficient” (p.11):  1727 “making a close room for securing the prisoners” and for providing “large gates for the better security of the gaol” (p.101), and in 1730 repairing “the gaps in the mud wall being the mound between the gaole and the White Hart garden” (p.192).

One may imagine that the conditions in the gaol must have been very insanitary for hardly a sessions passes without the Gaoler claiming allowance for burying those prisoners who had died.  In 1728 a serious outbreak of smallpox occurred (pp.121,130).

Throughout the period under review Francis Woodcock was the gaoler and he was paid £7.l0s.0d. a quarter for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners. He was also allowed his expenses for nursing sick prisoners and for conveying them to the Assizes at Buckingham and of those condemned to transportation.

Thomas Williams was the apothecary from 1724 but at Midsummer 1726 he was discharged for no apparent reason (p.70).  The surgeon took over his work, but obviously the arrangement was not satisfactory for a year later Williams was restored to his appointment (p.101) and continued to serve until the end of the period.

Noah Pitcher was the surgeon, and was apparently paid according to the work he had to undertake.  His job cannot have been a very pleasant one, for in addition to “curing” (be it noted that invariably his charges were made for “curing”) dislocations, contusions etc., he had to deal with ulcers, tumours, herpes (a type of skin disease), a “gangreen” and a “buboe” in the groin.

No provision had been made for the religious needs of the prisoners until 1728 when the Court considering that they had no opportunity of hearing Divine Service, appointed Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, as chaplain, at a salary of £10 a year (p.132).  He continued to serve in this capacity during the remainder of the period.  For special cases the gaoler called in a nurse, as for instance in April 1727 when John Watts, a prisoner convicted of felony was afflicted “with a noisome mortification in both his feet of which he died” (p.93).  At the same date the Gaoler was given an allowance for nursing Mary Watts.  Whether she was related to the man with “noisome feet” we do not know (p. 93).

In 1724, an Act (11 George I, cap.XXI) had been passed for the relief of debtors.  Before that, “poor debtors” had been given a daily allowance of “County Bread” (p.4).  In Michaelmas 1725 under this Act, nine debtors were

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at once discharged (p. 43), and at the following sessions, a further six (p. 50), but no further list is given until Midsummer 1729, when nine more were given their freedom (p. 169).  A copy of the London Gazette (31 May - 1 June) is given in full, which sets out the names of the creditors of all those discharged at the Midsummer Sessions and of five others (pp.169-173), These lists are of considerable interest as they show the wide area in which the debtors must have operated and give the names of proprietors and signs of various Inns in London and in the County.  One William Russell junior vested the whole of his estate in the hands of the Clerk of the Peace, who assigned it to Thomas Cook of Old Fish Street, London, distiller, and to William Poole of Friday Street, grocer (p.133).

The four Bridewells or Houses of Correction remained the same as in the previous calendar, namely those at Aylesbury, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell and Chipping Wycombe.  William Tuckwell, the keeper of the Bridewell of Chipping Wycombe died in 1726 and Benjamin Hawes was appointed in his place (pp.69-70).

In 1728 it was reported that Ann Miller, who had been committed to the House of Correction at Buckingham in April 1726 “through her long continuance and confinement”, is now “absolutely become raving mad and is intirely uncapable and unfitt for any manner of business”(p.135). She was apparently discharged to do her worst in the village from which she came.  There was a case of smallpox at the Bridewell at Aylesbury in 1729 and the keeper was paid £3.16s.l0d. for nursing the patient (p.143).

An insight of the seamier side of life is obtained from the charges brought against the malefactors:-

One day in the spring of 1725 John Truelock, John Cheese and Samuel Holsworth were returning to Foscott from Stony Stratford when they met a man and woman carrying milk on yokes and Holsworth tried to buy some from the woman.  She refused and Holsworth tried to kiss her, a scene followed and the man tried to strike Holsworth with his yoke:  whereas Cheese caught him by the collar and said “Sirrah, - what makes you strike a man with such a weapon. Eventually Truelock and Cheese went their way, but stopped to help Mr. Dancer of Buckingham, who was in difficulties with his horse, when they were surprised by four or five fellow accomplices of the man and woman, in a most barbarous and cruel manner.  The result of the case is not recorded (p.29).

William Beale, a butcher of Cuddington seems to have fallen out with Edward Baker the elder who dragged him into a pond and daubed him with dirt, then threw him into another pond and almost smothered him (p.38).  Whether a further case refers to the same William Beale, I cannot say as no place of residence is given.  One morning Thomas Miller’s little girl came running to John Plested, a tailor while he was working “on his shopboord and told him that William Beale was beating her mother, but when Plested arrived and spoke “good words” to Beale, Beale struck him several blows and then went off to Plested’s house and broke his windows (pp.66-67).

Cries of “Murder” from the parson of Dorney caused the constable of the parish to get out of his bed at midnight to find that John Deane of Dorney had assaulted

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the servant girl of Mr. Seddin and torn her clothes.  He then threatened to beat the constable’s brains out (p.72); Hannah Ryles was “learning the business of stay- making” in the house of Richard Parlowe of Eton and one day Philip Derrick, a tinker and his wife came in and started throwing kettles about and cursing and swearing.  He struck Richard on the head with a candle-stick and broke it and the pieces were shown to the justices (p.72);

Thomas Towel of Chesham variously described as a gentleman, a tallow chandler and a trooper assaulted James Cherrington the son of a local apothecary (p.114);

Judith, wife of Thomas Evans of Ivinghoe was considered such a desperate person that she was committed to the House of Correction at Aylesbury as “several persons are apprehensive of danger if she should be discharged” (p.139).  Four women of Olney caused a riot, carried away two bushels of wheat and assaulted Thomas Old in Olney market (p.174,178);  Thomas Holderness, an apothecary of Langley had threatened Elizabeth his wife, and Ann Wattes his mother-in- law, and at the request of Thomas Plumb to Mr. Parr, a justice, he was bound over to keep the peace (p.192); William White was confined to the House of Correction at Chipping Wycomb for stealing rooks (p.37); Daniel Beaumont, a starchmaker, and Robert White of Eton were accused of stealing a fishing net the property of Samuel Rutter and Robert Kimberley.  A counter charge against Rutter was that he had cast Thomas Moody’s boat adrift and had stolen the chain (pp.141-2, 170); Three men of Aylesbury were accused of fishing within the manor of Hulcott owned by John Neale (p.181); William king of Bletchley accused John Matthews of Newton Longville with stealing his black gelding with “2 or 3 white spots in the saddle place, sour head and a notch on the near ear, thickish tail, 13 hands and a ½ high” (P.51); Richard Tattham of Newport Pagnell was accused of stealing a saddle from Thomas Parker (pp.44,46); John Brittaine of North Crawley had hired his horse out to Matthew Smith of Olney, “to fetch black cherries”, out Smith sold it; Thomas Tibbutt and William Harding were accused of “distraining a horse” the possession of Thomas Savage (p.174). Stealing of trees and timber seems to have been fairly common: Thomas Glenister of Winslow and Thomas White of Granborough destroyed the trees of Rev. James Edward (PP.2,4).  Glenister appears to have made tree felling a hobby and at the next Session he was brought up for trespassing in Whaddon Chase and with threatening the keeper (P.39).  Ann Miller of East Claydon spinster cut down Elm and Ash trees planted in “a walk in the grounds of John Rattock and Thomas Snow”: (p.60).  Richard Absolom cut down Hazel trees for which he got three months hard labour (p.66).

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Thomas Barton of Little Horwood cut down trees planted by Robert Lowndes esquire at Winslow (p.80).

A curious case of blackmail was brought against Robert Canley junior by Stephen Woodley, an innholder of Slough, alleging that he had raped and committed adultery with Mary his wife, in order to obtain money from him (p.39). John Brown “a prisoner in Aylesbury Gaol was accused by Ann Cooper of Bradwell, spinster, of attempted rape (p.98).

At the date of this calendar, it was the custom for Eton boys to be boarded out.  One such house was kept by Ann Wise, widow, and she accused Jane Webb of stealing handkerchiefs, the property of her boarders “Lord Bute and the Hon. Mr. Bathurst”(p.162).  The Lord Bute mentioned must have been John Stuart, third Earl of Bute, who was born in 1713 and was therefore aged 14 at the date of this incident.  He had succeeded his father a few years earlier. He became Prime Minister in 1762.  The “Hon. Mr. Bathurst” may either have been Benjamin Bathurst the elder son of the 1st Lord Bathurst who was subsequently M.P. for Gloucester and died in the lifetime of his father or more probably Henry Bathurst his younger brother who subsequently became Lord Chancellor and was later created Lord Apsley.

Charles Holt, Lord of the Manor of Loughton, was charged with not repairing the common pound, but by a legal quibble, he managed to get off.  The indictment did not state that the common pound was at Loughton (pp.174,183-4). John Mose, the hayward of Whaddon-cum-Nash presented John Wethered for pound breaking (p.40).  Hillersden Franks of Stoke Hammond was charged with stopping up Bowling Alley Brook (pp.181 and 187). James Hawkes of Great Missenden, a brick-baker, dug pits on the common near the highway (p.119). Flora Watts of Eton, called Ann Mason, a bitch and threatened to “break her neck downstairs”(p.29).  Samuel Dean of Upton, labourer, was accused of stealing the fowls of Lady Stapleton of Stoke Poges (p.98).  John Hicks of Bierton attempted to sell a half- crown “for more money than it was coined for” (p.152) and Christopher Foster, a butcher of Wendover was accused of buying it and “for suspicion of uttering false money” (p.152).  Various persons were fined for swearing profane oaths (pp.68,122,181 and 186).

The punishments usually awarded by the justices were:- fines, imprisonment in the gaol, or in one of the Houses of Correction, and Whipping.

A woman who had stolen trees was given three months’ hard labour and ordered to be publicly whipped once a month (p.6).  William Lansdell of Waddesdon and Daniel Brown of Halton were publicly whipped from the gaol at Aylesbury round the George Inn signpost and back again, for stealing property from the Duke of Wharton and from Abraham Parsons respectively (pp.21,28).  Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal was to stand in the pillory for one hour at Aylesbury, to be fined 5s. and to give security for his good behaviour for seven years (pp.114,117). James Bolton, William Bolton and Thomas Rayner, all of

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Beaconsfield were publicly whipped at Aylesbury for stealing hay and oats (p.160).  William Knife of Taplow who was found guilty of uttering scandalous words against Nathaniel Ridgley and his family, was to be whipped either at the public whipping post at Chipping Wycombe or at Burnham (pp.165,168,169).  Thomas Evans of Colnbrook and Elizabeth Harwood of Aylesbury were publicly whipped at Aylesbury for stealing wood from Henry stone (pp.165,169).

John Lowe of Wendlebury, co.Oxon (pp.39 and 43), Thomas Johnson of Beacham Wick, co.Northants (pp.137,140), Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers of Bow Brickhill (pp.147, 151) and William Beale of Cuddington (pp.174,177) were all whipped for stealing poultry or for other minor thefts. As it is not specified that they should be publicly whipped, presumably the punishment was performed in the gaol or in one of the Houses of Correction.

In the case of Richard Clerk, he produced a letter from the inhabitants of Ridgmont, co.Bedford saying that “they did never know Richard Clerk guilty of theft in any kind whatsoever”.  As regards John Walton, who prosecuted, they say that he was “a silly man and easy to be prevailed upon” (p.153).

At Midsummer Sessions 1729 it was held that an “officer”(i.e. a constable) could take a prisoner arrested by him to a tavern to lodge before proceeding to the gaol, but the prisoner must not be charged for his lodging and the officer might not claim more than 10s.0d. for his expenses (p.168).

The Justices were much concerned with the manner in which Inns and Taverns were conducted.  When a new act (2 George II cap.XVII) came into force for the licencing of retailers of brandy etc., the justices at the petty sessions held for the Hundred of Stoke somewhat smugly recorded “we are as early there in putting this act in Force as in any place in the county”.  The motion that the Clerk of the Peace should have ls.0d. for every licence granted was defeated (p.179).

I can only see one prosecution for “tippling during the hours of divine service”, namely that of three inhabitants of Great Marlow in 1725(p.15).  In January 1729, Henry Carter of the same place, a victualler was summoned for keeping a common gaming house (p.148).

Three cases are noted of persons selling ale without a licence (pp.2,8,174,198) and Richard Cole of Upton was summoned for selling distilled liquors without licence (p.81).

The inhabitants of Hambleden in Easter 1725, petitioned the Justices that James Jones who had ten children and who had lately kept a licensed victualling house at Millend Wharfe might be granted a similar licence for the house into which he had then moved, the property of William Haydon Equire.  It was a “convenient and necessary house” being “contiguous to a great roade and also to the river of Thames” (p.30).

The billetting of soldiers in a licenced house Was always a matter likely to lead to controversy.  The petty constable of Horton refused to obey a warrant from Thomas Parr, a Justice, to relieve three innkeepers on whom no had billetted a greater number of troops of Lieut-General

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Evans’ regiment, than on any other inn.  When he was challenged by one of the sufferers he “damned the warrant” and pushed it in his (the constable’s) face swearing “he would make him eat it” (pp.127,133).

If there are any who consider the modern restrictions on building houses are irksome, they may take comfort in the fact that there were restrictions in force at the dates covered by this calendar.  In Michaelmas 1724 Thomas Truelove of Castlethorpe was had up for erecting an “unlawful cottage” but on a written petition on his behalf being presented the justices allowed it to stand “being comodious and useful for many of the inhabitants there wanting habitacions” (p.11).  John Shepheard of Wotton Underwood who was accused of “harbouring inmates” was discharged (p.28).  The reason why the justices were averse to allowing “inmates” was of course the fear that they might become chargeable on the rates.  In 1727 three inhabitants of Chalfont St.Peter were prosecuted for “erecting and continuing an unlawful cottage (p.87), but the charge was respited sine die (p.103).

I have already drawn attention to the responsibility of the justices to attend to the upkeep of bridges and to the repair of roads.  Reference to the index will indicate the various localities in which repairs were necessary.  This information may be of some assistance to those who are now engaged on the survey of roads and footpaths.

In one case a dispute over a right of way in Slapton was referred to Mr. Francis Neale, the Clerk of the Peace “because he lived in Parryers Lane” which was then in dispute (pp.43, 49 and 50).  “Icniel way” [Icknield] at Tring is mentioned (pp.48, 54 and 71).

The “Surveyor of Highways” was a parochial appointment and was exceedingly unpopular.  The person so appointed was of course no expert and his responsibilities were heavy.  It is therefore somewhat surprising that only one appeal is noted - that of William Burnham who had served as surveyor for Wendover for the year 1724-5 and was again appointed for the year following.  His appeal was allowed and Thomas Tuffyn was appointed in his stead (p.61).

The surveyor of Hundridge was indicted for neglect of duty (p.65).

At this period before insurance had been systematically established, it was customary for sufferers from extensive fires or from other calamities, to apply to the justices for leave to request the Lord Chancellor to issue a “brief” which would be read out in all churches in the county, appealing for charitable subscriptions to compensate the sufferers.

Four such appeals are noted.  The first came from George Willyat, a yeoman, of Great Horwood.  His house had been burnt down on 17th July, 1724 and the outbuildings, goods and grain were destroyed on the 11th June, 1725.  The total loss was assessed by carpenters, masons and “workmen” at £280.1s.4d. (p.34).  The next came from the inhabitants of Colnbrook for the repair of

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their chapel.  The inhabitants could not raise the money owing to their poverty due to loss of trade.  Colnbrook was an ancient market town on a great thoroughfare on the “Western Road of England”.  The market was lost, the river being no longer navigable.  The trade of the innkeepers was greatly diminished by reason that the coaches and passengers have now removed to Slough, which is more convenient to London.  The only funds for the support of the chapel came from two acres of land valued at 30s.0d. a year.  The nearest parish church was one mile distant and the ways to it frequently impassable due to floods.  The cost of repairs had been estimated at £1, 325 (p.150).

In Michaelmas 1729 a disastrous fire broke out at 3 a.m. on the 10th June in the stables of the Horse Shoe Inn at Stony Stratford and destroyed the building, horses, harness etc. to the loss of £608.13s.3d. (p.127).

The worst case was the fire which broke out at Buckingham at 7 p.m. on 15th March 1725, being driven “by the violence of the wind then very high to all parts of the town”.  In less than ten hours’ time, dwelling-houses of over 130 families had been reduced to ashes.  A surveyor with carpenters, masons and bricklayers estimated the total damage at £19,141 17s. 9d.  A list of names of the principal sufferers follows (p.45).

Duty had to be paid on malt as soon as it was brewed so that if any disaster occurred to it before it reached the consignee, the maltster could only claim a “drawback”.  Several claims came to notice.  William Allen of Ellesborough lost 120 quarters burnt in his malthouse (p.27).  Richard Curtis, a maltster of Eton, lost 3,522 bushels of malt by fire in 1726 (p.70) and John Deverall of Winslow 160 bushels (p.103).

Serious losses were sustained when a barge called the “Meal Cock” belonging to Ralph Rose sunk near Bolters Lock on its journey to London.  Quantities of paper were destroyed though it was found that some of it was recoverable.  Over 105 quarters of malt were also lost (pp.130,131-2 and 135).

Much information is to be found about the administration of charities by the county.  New trustees were appointed by the Justices to the Royal Charity of “Poor Folks Pasture” in Brill and Boarstall when vacancies occurred (pp.27,33 and 61).  From 1724 to 1730 two “county children” were supported out of County Funds, i.e. James Absolam and John Anderson (passim).  The support of bastard children was also taken care of by the Justices who made their utmost endeavours to race the father.  In some cases the father was committed to gaol unless he made provision for the child.  Some of the fathers came from London, as for instance Thomas Page of Kingsgate Street, St. George the Martyr, Middlesex, a butcher, who seduced Mary Bunbury a servant girl in the house of Mary Bestock a “silk-stocking weaver in Drake Street near Red Lyon Square, where he was a lodger” (p.104).

The devotion of a mother for her bastard child is quaintly related when Edward Howard a baker of Little Brickhill

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who was presumably the father of the child abducted it from Mary Marlow, the mother, when it was but six days’ old. Mary’s brother, George Price of Soulbury was asked by her to report to the Justices that Edward Howard intended to take this action and this he did, but on his return he found the child had already been taken.  He heard his sister say “dear mother, I shall be beside myself if I cannot have my dear babe again”, whereupon she fell into a fit and beat her breasts.  Another brother who saw her the next day said she was very ill in bed.  She said to him “dear brother I have lost my child, I shall never see it again” (p.105).

The control of apprentices was another duty of the Justices.  Masters who administered unreasonable punishment (p.51), those who endeavoured to falsify the indentures (pp.4 and 8), those who assaulted their apprentices (p.51) and those who dismissed their servants when sick (p.123), or without notice (p.176) were all suitably dealt with.  On the other hand there was one case in which Joseph Davies, a linen-draper was so concerned with the state of health of his hired servant, Mary Shrimpton, that he insisted that she should return to live in the country (p.185).  Persons who exercised trades not having served apprenticeship, were fined (pp.180,195) and Samuel Theed of Princes Risborough, who had been fined £20 for making tallow candles contrary to the statute, appealed (p.184).

It was the responsibility of the Justices to fix the wages of labourers, the rates for land carriage, the price of salt and the amount payable for billetting soldiers.  This they did every Easter Sessions, though alterations in the old rates were seldom made.  However in Easter 1727 an entirely new scale was introduced, no very big changes were actually made.  Labourers “in the Chilterns received more than those in the Vale”.  Rates also varied according to whether the servant received meat and drink from his master or whether he provided it for himself.  Higher wages were paid from Ladyday to Michaelmas than during the other half of the year.

Some unusual trades are mentioned:-

Papermakers (p.4): Architect (p.51): Letter carrier (p.77): Wadder (p.83): Fish-hook (p.145): Horseler (ostler) (p.192): Dancing Master (of Aylesbury) (pp.195,199): and a Perrywig-maker of St. Mary’s Oxford (p.167).

The transfer of vagrants to their proper place of settlement and the expense of transporting them, took up more of the Justices’ time than anything else.  So many main roads traversed the County that the expenses were very heavy.  The Justices made contracts with some of the constables for payment of an annual sum to cover all contingencies.  This appears to have effected a saving, but whether it was to the advantage of the vagrant is not known.

Some strange stories are related: Elizabeth Willson the wife of a sailor was married at St. Anns, Soho, in 1710.  She had been a vagrant over since.  She had had two children by her husband and one bastard by a man

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she married in “the Fleet” [Prison] in 1724 (p.30).

Thomas Talbott of Upton, a bricklayer had run away leaving the family as a charge on the parish.  Three of his children had been set up in work at a cost of £30 but the fourth child was dumb and incapable.  Fortunately the father owned some property and the overseers took the rent of this to reimburse themselves (p.50).  It would be interesting to know what happened to the constable of Colnbrook who was allowed £3 11s.6d. when passing a vagrant to Botolph Claydon “by reason of several accidents that happened in the journey” (p.121).

Mary, the wife James Mulfield, a Scotsman employed as a stone cutter at Oxford said that she was born at Oxford and that her mother kept a coffee house.  Her father owned a stage coach.  At the age of 16 she became a hired servant to Lady Wentworth with whom she stayed seven years some times at Bradenham and at other times at “Beicester Fields, Pall Mall”.  The first year she received clothes but wages thereafter.  She never knew how much she would receive until she was paid.  She married Mulfield at Knightsbridge Chapel, Hyde Park, but he left her and was arrested for debt (pp.154,167)

Robert Symonds, a chair-turner had married Amy and then had served as a soldier.  He left her, but she had recently seen him wandering about as a chair-mender (p.154)

William Eling originally came from St. Johns, Newfoundland about 1719.  His parents lived in Stepney. He followed “the sea faring trade” until “4 years ago” and since then he has travelled about the county selling ballads and singing in company.  While he was begging “yesterday” he was relieved at a farm house “called Bottom House in Amersham” belonging to Thomas Hill (pp.163-4).

The steps taken to prevent the birth of a pauper’s child in a parish, are exemplified in the story of Sarah Henwood of Stratham-in-the-West, in Hampshire.  She came from Wycomb on her journey to London and was “bigg with child”. She got as far as Beaconsfield and the officer lodged her at the “sign of the Weavers arms” kept by John Eyles.  Then the officers of the parish came and asked her what she wanted to clear out of the parish, but she said she could go no further.  Then the midwife came and offered her 1s. 0d. or 18 pence to go.  Then the mother of John Eyles took her from Beaconsfield to Woburn Green and gave her 1s. 6d. to let her shift for herself (p.191).

Many famous persons are mentioned in the calendar:- Sir William Stanhope K.B. (from whom John Cock stole a wheel-barrow for which he received a whipping) was Member of Parliament for Derby, Ambassador to Madrid 1727-1730 and created Baron Harrington 1730 and afterwards Viscount Petersham and Earl of Harrington (pp.9,36)

John Taylor, a farmer, was brought before the justices for shooting under the window of the Earl of Orkney at Taplow during “sermon time”(p.18). As Lord George Hamilton (fifth son of the Duke of Hamilton) Orkney greatly distinguished himself in the Marlborough wars.  He died in 1737.

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William Lansdell of Waddesdon was accused of stealing property of Philip, Duke of Wharton (pp.21,29). The Duke was a great character.  He had been president of the “Hell Fire Club” and was a patron of the ‘Turf’. He ardently supported the Stuart cause and had to flee the country.  He was outlawed in 1729 but never returned to England and died abroad in 1731.  Samuel Hudson was accused of being a “sturdy vagabond” and with abusing a servant of ‘Roger Penn esqre”(p.37).  Penn was one of the lesser known members of the family of the founder of Pennsylvania.  Dame Honora Gerrard was probably the wife of Sir Francis Gerrard of Aston Clinton.  She accused Thomas Lane of hunting hares on her property “not being properly qualified”.

In conclusion I would like to express my appreciation of the sympathetic attention given to the various difficulties which I have encountered by members of the General Purposes Committee and by your Clerk.  My thanks are due to Mrs. D. V. Sansome for the painstaking manner in which she has compiled the index.

WILLIAM LE HARDY.

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SESSIONS RECORDS

QUARTER SESSIONS BOOK

VOLUME II

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

16th July, 1724 [10 George I]

Jurors for the body of the County.

p.1.  Thomas Barrett of Turweston, Richard Brice of Stewkley, Thomas Bride of Quainton, John Bunce junior, of Padbury, Robert Dancer of North Marston, John Denchfield of the sane, Samuel Dover of Bierton, William Dover of the same, Thomas Dudley of Preston Bissett, Joseph Goodson of Weston Turvile, Andrew Hide of Grendon Underwood, John Hunt of Dinton, William Kemp of Chalkmore, Samuel Major of Preston Bissett, George Mossman of Eaton, Richard Newman of Marsh Gibbon, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, Thomas Salmon of Chalkmore, Radulph Stevens of North Marston, Richard Stratfold of Bierton, John Tipping of Wornehall, John Welch of Aylesbury and Edmund Wells of Drayton Parslow.

The following were not sworn: John Baker junior, of Weston Turvile, Abe11 Bird of Great Marlow, Joseph Brassbridge of Aylesbury, William Brown of Weston Turvile, Thomas Burt of Wornehall (dead), Thomas Bush of Great Brickhill, Joseph Cooke of Bow Brickhill, Jonathan Hamond of Great Marlow, James Harman of the same, Edmund Hearne of Grendon Underwood, John Janes of Ipstone, Richard Lane of Hambledon, Henry Mitchell of Drayton parslow, Christopher Shreeve of Quainton, Francis Styles of Ipstone, Richard Wigg of Stewkley and William Wright of Grendon Underwood. (Sess.R.87/68 and 71)

Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by Henry Cross esquire, of Bledlow; certified by St. John Davies, rector of Saunderton, on behalf of William Stevenson, minister of Bledlow and John Hill and James Gomme, churchwardens, of Bledlow and witnessed by Richard Balldin, labourer, and James Johnson, husbandman, both of the same.  (Sess.R.87/75)

Joseph Bell gentleman, of Aylesbury; certified by Gilbert Williams, minister, Paul Heywood and Thomas Read, churchwardens, and witnessed by Francis Ligoe, gentleman, and Isaac King, labourer, both of Aylesbury.  (Sess.R.87/74)

p.2.  The following took the oath of allegiance: the same Henry Cross and Joseph Bell together with Joseph Beck, Thomas Goodson, Edward Monday, William Dawney, John Smith, Edward Pollard, William Woolhead, Richard Hoddle, John Theed, Thomas King, Phillip Hillyer, James Harman, Edward Ive, Matthew Channer, John Gaylor, Robert Biddle and William Mason.

 

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Indictments.

John stockings of Walton in the parish of Aylesbury, labourer, for entertaining vagrants.  (Sess.R.87/39.)

Andrew Redding of Becconsfeild, yeoman, for assault on Samuel Weaver.  (Sess.R.87/40)

John Hoare of Caversfield, yeoman, for keeping an unlicensed alehouse.  (Sess.R.87/41)

John Webster of Brill, yeoman, for assault on John Badger.  (Sess.R.87/43)

Robert Staple of Halton for erecting an unlawful cottage.

Ann Mawby, Frances Carter and Dorothy Walters, all of Mursley, John Typper of Drayton Parslow, and Ambrose Smith of Marlow for recusancy.  ( Sess.R.87/51 and 52)

Thomas Glenister of Winslow and Thomas White of Grand- borough, for being Nightwalkers and for destroying the trees of the Rev. James Edmonds.  (Sess.R.87/34 and 35)

Thomas Cross and Thomas Williatt, both of Whaddon, labourers, for assault on John Fennell.  (Sess.R.87/38)

Samuel weaver of Chalfont St. Giles, cordwainer, for assault on Andrew Redding.  (Sess.R.87/42)

Presentments of the constables.

Jane Clark, widow, and William Juggins of Beeconsfeild, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess.R.87/36 and 50)

Robert Irwin, Thomas Gray and George Perry, all of Great Marlow, for the same.  (Sess.R.87/31, 32 and 36a)

The inhabitants of Waddesdon and Wootton underwood for not repairing Collywick Ford, the highway between Waddesdon and Bicester, co.Oxon.  (Sess.R.87/33, 37 and 55)

Thomas Cripps of Kingsley, William Gomm of Ilmer and Thomas Markham of Quarringdon, surveyors of highways for not making their presentments.  (Sess.R.86/102)

The above Ambrose Smith for recusancy.  (Sess.R.87/51)

William Bearne and Henry Man of Horton, apprehended and sent to gaol by Hatton Tash esquire.  (Sess.R.87/56)

Petty constables sworn.

William King junior, of Bletchley, vice John Pollard. (Sess.R.87/4)

William Nash of Datchett, vice John Martyn [Martin]. (Sess.R.87/6)

Arthur Treadaway of Great Missendon, vice John Loyde. (Sess.R.87/44)

Orders.

p.3.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, william Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton and Angell Weard, the County bakers were paid their respective bills of £2 17s.4d., £2 2s.4d. and £2 5s.2d. for bread supplied to the poor prisoners in the County gaol.

Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £12 18s. for medicines supplied to the County gaol.

p.4.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance of £7.10s.0d. for meat and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid her quarter’s allowance of £1 10s. for maintaining John Anderson, a County child, and 10s. 0d. for clothing him.

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Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam, a County child.

p.5.  Richard Martyn and James Bevyn, petty constables of Little Brickhill and Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for the relief and passing of vagrants.

William Dawney, one of the chief constables of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, was paid 11s. for the relief and passing of vagrants.

The petty constables of Chesham, West Wyccomb, Ickford, Edlesborough and Dagnall were paid £1.6s.0d., £1 l0s.0d., £1.10s.0d., and 18s.8d. for the same.

The petty constables of Aylesbury were paid £3 12s.0d. for expenses incurred in conveying the baggage of Lord Londonderry’s Cavalry Regiment.

p.6.  The same were paid a further £1.16s.0d. and Adstock, Bradwell, Chitwood and Marsh Gibbon were each paid £1.4s.0d., Stony Stratford £3.8s.0d. and Woolverton and Winslow were each paid 16s.0d. for the like.

p.7.  The removal order of John Lawrence and Dorothy his wife from the Borough of Chepping Wyccombe to the parish of the same was confirmed.  (Sess.R.87/64)

The removal order of William King and Mary his wife, from Marsh Gibbon to King’s Sutton, was quashed.

The removal order of Thomas Butcher, labourer, and Mary his wife, from Shipton Lee to Ealin Dean, co. Middlesex, was quashed.  (Sess.R.87/65 and 66)

p.8.  The removal order of William Piper and his wife from Eaton to New Windsor, was quashed.  (Sess.R.87/63)

The removal order of William Boughton, Amey his wife, and one female child of about 12 months, from Ellesborough to Wendover, was respited till the next sessions.  (Sess.R. 87/67)

p.9.  It was ordered that lists of persons eligible to serve as jurors be returned at the next sessions.

The Clerk of the Peace to examine the bills for passing vagrants delivered into the court since the previous sessions, and report on them at the next sessions.

Richard Martyn and James Bevyn, petty constables of Little Brickhill and Stony Stratford respectively, renewed their contracts for the passing of vagrants, for one year at a salary of £30 and £20 per annum respectively.

P.10.  It was ordered that Alice, wife of John Keen of Oveing, should receive 5s.0d. a week for herself and children, until suitable relief be agreed upon by the justices.

The controversy between Thomas Chappell, Roger Howes Junior, and Robert Ames and John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster, all of Slapton, to be referred to the justices at the next sessions [see Vol.V, p.531].

The complaint of John Browne and Jane his wife of the parish of Chalfont St.Peters for relief, was referred to the justices.

The presentment against Daniel Stephens [Stevens] of Sympson for not keeping his mounds in repair, was discharged.  (Sess.R.87/61)

The recognizance of William Billing of Braddenham, which was respited until the present sessions, was further respited until the next sessions [see Vol.V, p.536].

The recognizance of Thomas Barton of Winslow, yeoman, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.87/17)

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p.11.  The appeal of the occupiers of the land of Browne Willis esquire, in the parish of Bletchley, concerning the rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

Thomas Glenister of Winslow, labourer, and Thomas White junior, of Grandborough, yeoman, having been bound over by recognizance to appear at the present sessions on a charge of destroying trees, to be kept in custody until they find sufficient sureties to appear at the next sessions. (Sess.R.87/16, and 18)

p.12.  Thomas Chamberlaine of Chepping Wyccombe, papermaker, who had endeavoured to keep John Woollwood as his apprentice for a year longer than was expressed in his indentures, was to give the said John “double apparell of both Sorts according to his Covenant in the said Indentures, and give him up his Indentures, and make him reasonable satisfaction for the time he has served ... him” since 25 June 1724, the date of the expiration of his apprenticeship.

p.13.  The surveyors of the highways of the parish of Eaton authorised to raise rates not exceeding 6d. in the pound on the inhabitants, to aid the repair of the highways, in accordance with an Act of Parliament of 3 and 4 William and Mary, cap.XII, entitled “An Act for the better repairing and amending the highways and settling the rates for carriage of goods”.

A like order made for the surveyors of the highways in the parish of Soulbury in the three hundreds of Cottesloe.

The indictments against the inhabitants of Wendover, Stokemandevile, Weston Turvile and Aylesbury, for not repairing the highway between the two market towns of Aylesbury and Wendover, were discharged.  (Sess.R.87/57 and 58)

p.14.  The indictments against the inhabitants of Ilmer for not repairing the highway, were discharged.

Roger Jenyns esquire, Clerk of Assize for the Norfolk Circuit, was paid £8.8s.0d. his fee for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of eight felons to America. (Sess.R.87/53,54,72 and 73)

£15 issues apiece were set on the inhabitants of the several parishes of Chepping Wyccombe, Chalfont St.Peters, Chalfont St.Giles, Amersham, and Chesham, for not repairing the highways.

The recognizance entered into by James Nicholls of Chearsly. servant, for bastardy with Mary Wood, singlewoman, was respited until the next sessions there being a warrant for his arrest.  In the meantime, it was ordered that the officers of Haddenham, where the child was born, were to pay Mary Wood 4s. immediately and thereafter 6d. a week for maintaining the child, until further notice.  The said Mary Wood had sworn upon oath that James Nichols was the father of her child.  (Sess.R.87/12, 45 and 46)

William Russell senior and William Russell junior, Edward Hicks, John Wade, Paul Line, William Parish, Jonathan Shrimpton, Thomas Wootten, Thomas Steward, William Coszens, Thomas Toe and Thomas Phillpott, all poor debtors in the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess.R.87/62)

John Cutter, in the custody of William Tuckwell, Governor of the House of Correction at Chepping Wyccombe, to receive correction and to remain there a further fortnight, and Thomas Ramm, in the same custody, discharged. (Sess.R.87/70)

p.15.  John Edge, committed to the County gaol for breaking the peace towards his wife, to remain in custody for a

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further two months.  (SeSS.R.87/49)

Indictments tried, traversed and confessed.

John Webster; fined ls.0d.  [see p.2.].

Andrew Redding and Robert Staple; traversed [see p.2]

The same Robert Staple, indicted at Epiphany Sessions 1724 for keeping a disorderly house at Halton, traversed.

Recognizances respited and entered into.

Richard Parlow, cordwainer, for bastardy with M.Ewstace;  sureties Thomas Parlow senior, Thomas Parlow Junior and Richard Parlow, blacksmith.

Samuel Parker of Great Marlow to answer Richard Wilder.

William Tillcock of Northall to answer Daniel Blacknell.

Elizabeth Bennett of Cuddington, spinster, for traversing her indictment.

Isaac Hart of Eaton, labourer, to answer — Terry and -  Beamont;  surety George Wilcox of Eaton Wyck.

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, bailiff, to answer for extortion.  (Sess.R.92/60)

William Billing of Bradenham, butler, for bastardy with [blank] Timberlick;  sureties Richard Billing and John Whitborn, both of the same.

John Harwood of Aylesbury, butcher, to answer Edward Biker of the same, labourer, for detention of wages; sureties Joseph Humphrey, wheelwright and Thomas Aldridge, victualler, both of the same.  (Sess.R.87/10)

George Perry of Great Marlow, victualler, to Keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties Robert Grey junior, millwright, and John Langley, farmer, both of the same.

(Sess.R.86/1)

Thomas Grey junior, of Great Marlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties John Fastnage, collarmaker and Robert Grey junior, millwright, both of the same.  (Sess.R.86/2)

Robert Irwin of Great Marlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties John Fastnage and John Langley.  (Sess.R.86/3)

James Nicholls of Chearsly, servant, for bastardy with Mary Wood;  sureties William Nicholls, cobbler, and Mary Nicholls, widow, of the same [see p.14].  (Sess.R.87/12)

Andrew Redding, petty constable of the parish of Chalfont St.Giles to answer to Samuell Weaver for assault;  sureties Thomas Deering and Edward Woodhouse. (Sess.R.87/9)

Robert Staple of Chesham, labourer, for traversing his indictments [see pp.2 and 15].

Thomas Barton of Winslowe, yeoman, to answer to the Rev. James Edmonds.  (Sess.R.87/17)

P.16.  Indictments tried, traversed and confessed.

Henry Foster of Halton, and Henry Lane of Aston Clynton, labourers, both indicted at Epiphany Sessions 1724 for entertaining vagrants, each fined 5s.0d.  [see Vol.V, p.500].

Fines and issues.

John Webster;  fined ls.0d.  [see p.2].

The two persons fined above.

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Recognizances discharged.

William Lawley of Tingewick, gentleman, William Vaux of Caversfeild, gentleman, Richard Keen and John Keen, both of Wingrave, yeomen, John Harwood, butcher, Joseph Humphrey, wheelwright, Thomas Aldridge, victualler, and Richard Jorden, all of Aylesbury, Mary Dyson, spinster, Robert Cook and John Grove, all of Fulmer, Andrew Redding, Thomas Deering and Edward Woodhouse, all of Chalfont St.Giles, John Webster of Brill, Thomas Cross, Humphrey Ray, Thomas Williot and Thomas King, all of Nash, labourers.  (Sess.R.87/3,9,11,13,14 and 15)

pp.17-19.  a warrant “for the more effectual levying of the Gaols Tax” was signed and sealed by the Justices and entered on the Order Book, as follows:-

Whereas at Quarter Sessions held 28 April 1720 it was ordered that a new County gaol should be built at Aylesbury, and at Easter Sessions 1721 it was agreed that £933.16s.4½d. should be raised for the purpose, and at Midsummer Sessions 1721 it was ordered that the said sum should be charged by equal proportion upon the several Hundreds of the County, and at Midsummer Sessions 1722 it was further ordered that

the further sum of £1,967.9s.l1½d. should be raised in like manner and at midsummer Sessions 1723 it was further ordered that the further sum of £1,967.9s.l½d. should be raised in like manner, now upon complaint made to this court at this present sessions that several persons have refused to pay their proportions, it is ordered by this Court that the said three sums shall stand and be charged equally upon the several hundreds of the County, and that the petty constables shall collect the sums and pay them in to their respective chief constables, and that the chief constables shall pay the sums in to the court.

p.20.  [blank].

Bridewell calendars.

Buckingham: John Gibbs junior of Winslow, labourer, for leaving his family; discharged. (Sess.R.87/48)

Aylesbury: Ann Miller of East Claydon, for destroying trees; three months’ hard labour and to be Whipped publicly once each month on market days, and “not to be discharged then without giving sufficient security for her good behaviour but to continue Two years”.  (Sess.R.87/47 and 93/85)

Newport Pagnell: Samuel Cole and Robert Hopkins; discharged.  (Sess.R.87/69)

Chiping Wycomb: John Cutter [see p.14].

James Pegg; an idle, disorderly

fellow having cursed and affronted

Mr. Harman, chief constab1e;

discharged.

Thomas Ram [see p.14].

Calendar of Prisoners to appear.

William Keen for bastardy.

Richard Corket for breaking the peace towards his wife.

John Edge for the same [see p.15].  (Sess.R.87/49)

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Midsummer Session, 16th July, 1724 [10 George I]

Election of constable.

Thomas King of Preston Bisset was chosen constable at Easter 1724 to serve for the year ensuing.  (Sess.R.87/5)

Transportation of felons.

At the Assizes and Gaol Delivery held the 2nd March 1724, Robert Lowndes, Francis Ligoe and Francis Tyrringham, justices, were appointed to contract for the transportation to America of William Hawtrey, Ann Holding, Edward Morgan, William Ingrum, Abraham Preist, Daniell Preist, Nicholas Randall and Thomas Baker, felons.  A contract was made with Jonathan Forward of London, merchant and an order was given for the felons to be delivered over to Forward, who undertook to land them in America and not suffer their return before the expiration of their sentences.  (Sess.R. 87/53,54,72 and 73)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.87/27)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 87/28)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.87/29)

MICHAELMAS session

AT BUCKINGHAM

8th October, 1724 [11 George I]

p.21.  Jurors for the body of the county.

Matthew Adams of Thornborough, John Aldridge of Wendover, John Attwood of Maidsmorton, Thomas Chappell of Slapton, Henry Chowne of Great Marlow, John Clark of Stepple Cleydon, John Corbett of Adstock, Joseph Corbett of the same, Joshua Deane of Great Marlow, Robert Eames of Slapton, Henry Eeles of Brill, Richard Greenwood of Haddenham, John Hester of Long Crendon, Thomas Howlett of the same, John Keen junior, of Wingrave, John Newman of Hanslopp, John Randolph of Long Crendon, Daniel Rawlins of Hanslopp, Thomas Robinson of Quainton, William Scott of Maidsmorton, Jonathan Toe of Adstock, John Willson of Aylesbury and William Wyatt of Long Crendon.

The following were not sworn: Richard Surges of Bierton, William Coles of Brill, Sextus and William Cooke, both of Newton Longville, John Edmonds of Aylesbury, Daniel Elliott of Ting Wick, William Green of Wing, Thomas Greenwood of Haddenham, Thomas Harris of Cublington, William Honnor of

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Wing, John Narroway of Quainton, Richard Punn of Grendon Underwood, Ralph Rutland of Newton Longville and John Thorneton of Grendon Underwood.  (Sess.R.87/3, 21)

Jurors for the_ case against Andrew Redding and Robert Staple:

Thomas Allen, John Aris, John Barnes, Edward Baylis, Francis Crosse, William Drudge, Alden Fuller, John Grace, Joseph Johnson, William Mead and Ralph Pursell.  (Sess.R. 87/1 and 2)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by William Hartley junior, of Stony Stratford west side, gentleman;  certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and John Smith, churchwarden and witnessed by John Peers and William Hawkins, both of Stony Stratford.  (Sess.R.87/19)

William Beasley, clerk, Prebendary of Moreton and Whaddon;  certified by W. Colemare, minister of Edlesborough, and Richard Cann and Thomas Gurney, churchwardens of the same and witnessed by John Theed junior, of Mentmore, gentleman, William Ginger junior, of Edlesborough, gentleman, and Richard Fountaine of Cheddington, servant.  (Sess.R.87/20)

William Hartley junior and William Beasley, clerk, also took the statutory oaths.

p.22.  Indictments.

Christopher Panter and Mary his wife, Mary Panter and Hanna Panter, spinsters, Matthew Warrick, Joseph Bigg, gentleman and William Ebbs alias Hebbs, all of Woolverton, for a riot, assault and forcible entry.  (Sess.R.88/23)

John Hill of Denham, farmer, for an assault on Thomas Weston.  (Sess.R.88/18)

John Hoare of Caversfield, Thomas Gray, Robert Irwin and George Perry, all of Great Marlow, Jane Clark, widow, and William Juggins, both of Becconsfeild, all for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess.R.88/15)

John Matthews and William Matthews of Loughton, for antedating apprenticeship indentures.  (Sess.R.89/33)

The inhabitants of Waddesdon and of Wootten Underwood, for not repairing the highway.

Ann Mawby, Frances Carter, Dorothy Walters, widows, all of Mursley, Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, and John Typper of Drayton Parslow, all for recusancy.

Presentments, of the constables.

The above five persons for recusancy.  (Sess.R.88/3,52 and 57)

John Shepheard of Wootten Underwood for harbouring inmates.  (Sess.R.88/4 and 21)

Sara Stevens of Wendover, innkeeper, for refusing to lodge travellers.  (Sess.R.88/17 and 50)

Thomas Rogers, William Preston and Patrick Thompson, all of Great Missenden, labourers, for keeping unlicensed alehouses.  (Sess.R.88/20 and 50)

The petty constables of Calverton, for not making any presentments.  (Sess.R.88/53)

Joseph Godman of Pightleston, for pound breaking. (Sess.R.87/30.and 88/2)

p.23.  Thomas Langley junior, Robert weeden, and Henry Barney, all of Great Marlow, “for tipling in an alehouse in time of Divine Service”.  (Sess.R.88/3, 16 and 57)

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Matthew Goodson of Slapton, for not keeping his mounds in repair.  (Sess.R.88/19)

Philip Bayley of Granborow, victualler, for finding and keeping the property of Joseph Ray.  (Sess.R.88/22)

John Cock(s) of Waddesden, for stealing a wheelbarrow from Sir William Stanhope, Knight of the Bath, and a sack and a bushel of beans from Robert Terry of the same and the like from Edward Dorrell.  (Sess.R.92/83-85)

The petty constables of the hundred of Desborough had returned their jury lists.  (Sess.R.88/56)

The constables of Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present. (Sess.R.88/28, 29, 35, 49, 51, 54, 55 and 58)

Presentment of the grand jury.

The above Mathew Goodson.  (Sess.R.88/5)

Chief constables sworn.

Three hundreds of Buckingham:  Samuel Major of Preston Bissett vice [blank] Smith. (Sess.R.87/7)

Petty constables sworn.

Petsoe and Erkney Job Newman vice [blank].  (Sess.R.88/l)

(Eckney) Liberty:

Haversham: John Blincoe vice Richard Foulkes.

(Sess.R.88/1)

Woughton: John Gillpyn vice Thomas Askley.

(Sess.R.88/1)

Shenley Churchend: John Cook vice Philip Gunn.  (Sess.R.88/30)

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarterly salaries.

P.24.  Thomas Fowler, William Holton and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid their quarterly bills of £2.3s.2d., £2.3s.2d., and £2.9s.2d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Mr. Garnham Edwards, undersheriff, was paid £25, for expenses incurred.  It was also ordered that he should be paid £2.2s., that had been paid to the Clerk to the Lord Chief Justice for exhibition money to the King’s Bench and Marshalsea, and his Acquittance payable yearly from the court.

p.25.  Mr. Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners in the County gaol, was paid £8.11s.8d. for medicines and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s. a quarter’s payment for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

The same Francis Woodcock was also paid £13.l1s. to meet his expenses for conveying prisoners to the Marshalsea for transportation to America, and for guarding and conveying prisoners to the Assizes.

 

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p.26.  Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid her quarter’s allowance of £1.10s. for maintenance and 10s. for clothing for John Anderson, a County child.

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam, a County child.

Workmen who had repaired Thornborough Bridge “in a most substantiall and Workmanlike manner”, were paid £4.18s.4d. to reimburse them for their outlay on materials.

Richard Martyn, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid his quarter’s salary for conveying vagrants, according to an agreement made at the last sessions [see p.9.].

James Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, was paid £5 for the like.

p.27.  John Theed, of the three hundreds of Cottesloe, William Woolhead, of the three hundreds of Newport, Edward Ivone, of the hundred of Burnham, Phillip Hillyer, of the hundred of Desborough and Robert Biddle of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid 14s.0d., 15s.6d., £1.5s.6d., £2.3s.0d. and £1.10s.0d. respectively, for the conveyance of vagrants.

The petty constables of Stokegoldington were paid 10s.0d. and £2.18s.0d. for the like service.

p.28.  The petty constables of Adstock, Shalston and Preston Bissett were paid £1.4s.0d., 7s.0d., and £1.4s.0d. respectively for their expenses in providing waggons and horses for carrying soldiers’ baggage.

Alice, the wife of John Keen of Oveing, was paid 20s.0d. for the immediate relief of herself and children, and was to be paid thereafter 5s. each week until a further order for relief be made by the justices of the several three hundreds of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, and Cottesloe [see p.10 ].

A previous order dated 7th August, 1724 stated that Alice should receive 2s.6d. per week until further order. (Sess.R.88/47)

p.29.  The removal order of Daniel Newland, Mary his wife, and Mary their daughter aged six months, from Becconsfeild to Kensington, co.Middlesex, was quashed.  (Sess.R.88/43)

The removal order of Oliver Read, Elizabeth his wife, and their four children, Elizabeth aged 8 years, Samuel aged 7 years, Anne aged 4 years and Thomas aged 2 years, from Becconsfeild to St.Dunstans in the West, was quashed. (Sess.R.88/44)

p.30.  The removal order of John Edwards, Jane his wife, and Jane their daughter, from Kingsey to Ilmore, was quashed.  (Sess.R.88/42)

The removal order of Isaac Flewede and his wife and children, from Princes Risborough to West Wyccombe, was quashed, the said Isaac Flewede having left Ireland where he was born, 45 years ago and had obtained no legal settlement since coming to England.  (Sess.R.88/27 and 45)

p.31.  The removal order of William Boughton, Amey his wife and one female child, from Ellesborough to Wendover, respited from last sessions, was confirmed.

The surveyors of the highways of Aylesbury authorized to levy a rate of 6d. in the pound on the inhabitants, for road repairs, in accordance with the act.

A like order for the surveyors of the highways of weston Turvile.

p.32.  William Hurst, a poor inhabitant of the parish of

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Hogston, to receive 2s.0d. per week to keep his wife and family, until the officers of Hogston provide a dwelling for him.

A written petition being made on his behalf, the indictment against Thomas Truelove of Castlethrupp for erecting an unlawful cottage, was discharged, and the cottage was to stand, being “comodious and usefull for many of the Inhabitants there wanting habitacions”. (Sess.R.88/41)

The indictment against John Hoare of Caversfeild [see p.2.], was discharged.

The presentments against Thomas Cripps, William Gomm, and Thomas Markham [see p.2.], were discharged.

The recognizance of William Billing of Braddenham [see p.10] was further respited until the next sessions.

The Clerk of the Peace to inspect the bills handed in to the court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

All issues set on jurors were spared “in regard of a full appearance”.

p.33.  Thomas Glenister, was discharged from the County gaol at Aylesbury.

All issues set on those parishes standing indicted for not repairing the highway were respited until the next sessions.

At the last sessions [see p.17] it was ordered that certain sums of money should be raised for the building of a new County gaol at Aylesbury.  No list of contributors, or amounts, or the names of those failing to contribute had been kept, “whereby the moneys due from those persons are still Oweing nor can the same be known by Reason whereof ... the Workmen [cannot be] paid and thereby the building of the said Goale is at a stand”.  (Sess.R.88/59)

It was therefore ordered that four justices should meet at the George Inn in Aylesbury on 11th November next to arrange to pay the workmen and to set the accounts in order.

P.34.  Counsel’s opinion to be asked on how to proceed against those who have refused to pay their proportions towards the building of the gaol.

The order referring the controversy between Thomas Chappell, Roger Howes junior, Robert Ames, John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster, all of Slapton, to the justices of the three hundreds of Cottesloe [_see p.10], was further referred until the next sessions.

The writ of certiorari for removing all orders against Thomas Chamberlaine of Chepping Wyccombe, papermaker, and James Woollwood his late apprentice, was allowed and returned [see p.12].  A certified copy of the apprenticeship indentures was produced.  (Sess.r.88/48)

P.35.  The doors of the “house of safety” at Aylesbury in which the prisoners were kept being “very Weak and Insufficient”, were to be strengthened.

The indictment against John Hoare of Caversfeild was discharged [see p.22].

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Christopher Panter, Joseph Bigg, William Ebbs alias Hebbs, and John Hill traversed their indictments [see p.22].

John Matthews and William Matthews pleaded guilty and were each fined 6d.  [see p.22].

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Fines.

The two persons above.

p.36.  Recognizances entered into and respited

James Jones of Hambledon, with David Jones and Thomas Crooker, both of the same, as sureties, to keep good order in his alehouse.

Christopher Panter, Joseph Bigg, William Ebbs alias Hebbs, and John Hill [see p.35].  (Sess.R.88/8)

William Billing [see p.15], Isaac Hart, and James Nicholls [see p.15]

John Cock(s) of Waddesdon, labourer, to answer John Montague and John Wilson for trespass;  surety Thomas Holloway of the same, weaver.  (Sess.R.67/25)

John Montague of Waddesden, gentleman, and John Willson of Thame, petty chapman, to give evidence against Cock(s).  (Sess.R.87/26)

Humphrey Peters of Chesham barber, for assault upon John George of the same, shoemakers;  surety Thomas Colven of the same, weaver.  (Sess.R.87/24)

John Hill of Denham, farmer, for assault upon Thomas Weston;  sureties Henry Barnet, farmer, and Thomas Jeffrys, both of the same.  (Sess.R.88/7)

Samuel Sills of Becconsfeild, tallowchandler, to keep the peace towards John Dawson of chinner, co.Oxon; surety William Sills, farmer, of the same.  (Sees.R.88/6)

James Jones of Hambledon, victualler, to keep the peace;  sureties Abraham Jones, baker, and John Knapp, miller.  (Sess.R.87/23)

Thomas Sanfoy of Grendon Underwood, to answer Susannah Crouden for non-payment of wages.  (Sess.R.88/10)

John Clark of Stony Stratford, victualler, to give evidence against Christopher Panter and William Ebbs; surety James Chandler, of the same, cornchandler.  Sess.R. 88/9)

John Mathews of Loughton, carpenter and William Mathews of Sympson, his son, both to answer for fraud. (Sess.R.88/12)

Robert Green of Shenley, to give evidence against John Mathews and William Mathews.  (Sess.R.88/11)

Thomas White, senior, of Great Horwood, yeoman, for the appearance of Thomas White junior, of Grandborough, butcher, to answer the Rev. James Edmonds;  surety Thomas Footman of Great Horwood, yeoman [see examinations for this sessions]. (Sess.R.87/22)

Recognizances discharged.

Robert Staple of Chesham, labourer, Andrew Redding of Becconsfeild, Thomas Barton of Winslow, Humphrey Peters of Chesham, barber, Samuel Sills of Becconsfeild, tallow- chandler, James Jones of Hambledon, victualler, Thomas Sanfoy of Grendon Underwood, Christopher Panter of Stony Stratford and Elizabeth his wife, John Clark of the same, victualler, John Mathews of Loughton, carpenter, William Mathews of Sympson, his son, Robert Green of Shenley and john Hill of Denham.

pp.37 and 38.  blank

Bridewell Calendars.

Aylesbury: John Edge;  discharged.

Richard Gibbs broke away 6th September,

1724.  (Sess.R.88/34)

 

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Chepping Wycomb: Mary Dovey for lewdness and fornication; whipped every day for one week and then discharged.  (Sess.R.88/33)

Newport Pagnell: Benjamin Parker;  discharged. Edward Man still in custody.  (Sess.R.88/31)

Buchinnham: No one in custody.  [Sess.R.88/32)

Calendar of prisoners in gaol at Aylesbury to

appear at this sessions..

Thomas White, who had been granted bail, and Thomas Glenester.  (Sess.R.88/46)

Examinations.

Elizabeth Seaton, daughter of Daniel Seaton, of Winslow, butcher, said that on the 14th May, 1724 “about candles lighting” she went to her father’s house to drink a mug of ale.  Thomas Glenester and Thomas White, who were of the company, left about midnight and returned later.  They said they had been at the Bell in Winslow. where there had been fighting [see p.33].  (Sess.R.88/40)

Ann West and Elinoar Spratly, both of Winslow, said that Thomas Barton could give information as to Thomas Glenester and Thomas White.  The Rev. James Edmonds said that Thomas Barton declared to him that he (Barton) had “heard whispering near Richard Gibbs house on Thursday night last”.  He believed it to be the voices of Thomas Glenester and Thomas White.  (Sess.R.88/39)

John Wright of Winslow, wheeler, said that on the 15th May, 1724, between one and two in the morning, he saw three persons in the orchard belonging to the Rev. James Edmonds.  (Sess.R.88/36)

Thomas Glenister said that on the 14th May, 1724 he and Thomas White left Daniel Seaton’s to go to the Bell, and returned immediately.  (Sess.R.88/37)

Thomas White said that he remained in Daniel Seaton’s house on the night of 14-15 May, 1724 until 3 a.m.  (Sess.R. 88/30)

Rebeccah Saunders named Samuel Gurney as the father of her child.  (Sess.R.89/8)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.88/24)

Writ of capies, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess.R.88/25)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 88/26)

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

14th January, 1724-5 [11 George I]

Jurors for the body of_ the county.

p.39.  John Baker of Weston Turville, Thomas Bampton of Quainton, Thomas Benning of Wendover, William Brooks of Aylesbury, Elizah Clarke of Adstock, Michael Finimore of Newport Pagnell, John Griffyn of Waddesdon, Edward Grove of Penn, George Harding of Wendover, Thomas Hunt of Penn, Thomas Ives of Great Missenden, William Jones of Ludgershall, Thomas Manning of Grendon Underwood, John Phillpott of Maidesmorton, Thomas Ray of Aylesbury, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, William Seare of Simpson, William Sills of Becconsfield, Benjamin Veerey of Wendover, William Ward of Ludgershall, John Whitchurch of Waddesdon, Thomas Whitehogg [Hogg] of Adstook and Thomas Winter of Long Crendon.  Sess.R. 89/61)

The following were not sworn: William Badge of Denham, Thomas Benning of the same, John Butterfield of Preston Bissett, Francis Carter of Becconsfeild [dead], James Chater of Newport Pagnell, John Dennis of Penn, John Horsman of Towersey, John Smith and Samuel Spendlow, both of Newport Pagnell, John Stanley of Denham, Robert Wallis of Ellesborough, Richard Whaddup of Chittwood and William Warr of the same. (Sess.R.89/62)

The jurors for the case against John Hill,

Christopher Panter, Joseph Bigg, William Ebbs alias Hebbs, and William Berkett:

Joseph Brasbridge, Rowland Brasbridge, Thomas Child, Charles Clarke, James Dell, Thomas Kempster senior, and William Partridge, all of Aylesbury, John Plater of Haddenham, Thomas Price of Aylesbury, Augustus Seaton of Hodgson, William Sheldon of Aylesbury and Thomas Wells of Aston Clinton.  John Cook, Bernard Fountaine, George Mosman and Richard Pursell, all of Eaton, were not sworn. (Sess.R.88/13 and 14)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Robert Styles, Rector of Preston Bissett. Certified by William Smith, minister, and John Shoppam, Churchwarden of Emerton and witnessed by Peter Duncomb of Emerton, gentleman, and Alexander Cooknol of Tyringham, servant.  (Sess.R.89/71)

Henry Bruges, Rector of Pitchcot;  certified by Gilbert Williams, minister, and P. Heywood, Thomas Read and Isaac Judge, churchwardens of Aylesbury and witnessed by Joseph Bell and John Goldsworth, Doth of the same, gentlemen.  (Seas.R.89/73)

James Pinder, Excise Officer;  certified by Thomas Penn, minister, and John Towne and John Goodchild, Churchwardens of Princes Risborough and witnessed by John Simmans and John Stratton, inhabitants of the same.  (Sess.R. 89/ 72)

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The above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting house.

Elme House in Bow Brickhill, the dwelling-house of Edward Cook, was certified as a Public Meeting House for Quakers.  (Sess.R.89/7)

p.40.  Indictments.

Philip Bayley of Winslow for a trespass [presentment, Sess.R.88/22].

George Bell of Marsh Gibbon and Joseph Ayres, both made statements concerning the said Philip Bayley.  (Sess.R. 88/22 and 89/76)

William Eaden of Aston Clynton, wheeler, for an assault Thomas Pilgrim, and Thomas Wells [Presentments, Sess.R. 89/13,14]

Joseph Godman of Ivinghoe for pound breaking [see p.22].

Mathew Goodson of Slapton for not keeping his mounds in repair [see p.23].

Thomas Rogers, William Preston and patric Tompson, all of Great Missendon, for keeping unlicensed alehouses [see p.22].

John Sheppeard of Wootton Underwood for harbouring inmates [ see p.22].

William Berkett of Wescott in the parish of Waddesden for stealing a “watch and alarm”, the property of John Butler.  John Butler and George Spun made statements concerning the sale of a clock which Butler alleged to be his property.  (Sess.R.89/12 and 89)

John Typper of Drayton Parslow, Anne Mawby, Dorothy Walters, and Frances Carter, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.

Thomas Langley junior, Robert Weedon and Henry Barney, all of Great Marlow, all for tippling in an alehouse in time of Divine Service on Sunday [see p.23].

Presentments of the constables.

Isaac Allen of Great Missenden for lodging vagabonds. (Sess.R.89/53)

Ann Mawby, Dorothy Walters, Frances Carter, widows, all of Mursley for recusancy.  (Sess.R.89/57]

John Typper of Drayton Parslow for the same.  (Sess.R. 89/57)

Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow for the same.  (Sess.R. 89/70)

The grand jury, the constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Newport and Stoke have nothing to present.  (Sess.R.89/52, 54-56, 58, 60, 63, 64, 66-69 and 74)

Petty constables sworn.

Boveney: James Bird [Samuel Birdsey] vice John Appulby [Apleby].  (Sess.R.89/6) Nicholas Humphrys to be tithingman vice Richard Montague.  (Sess.R.89/6)

Chesham Bois: Joseph Nash vice John How.  (Sess.R.89/2)

Dynton: Moses Day vice blank.  (Sess.R.89/5)

Ford: James Hitchcock vice blank.  (Sess.R.89/5)

Ickford: Thomas Coles vice John Humfry.  (Sess.R.89/3)

Moulsoe: Thomas Wheeler vice John King.  (Sess.R.89/4)

Quainton: Thomas Brice vice Peter Clark.  (Sess.R.89/3)

Penn: Richard Hill vice Henry Taylor.  (Sess.R.89/l)

wingrave: Daniel Lucas vice Joseph Lucas.  (Sess.R.89/3)

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p.41.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £2.12s.2d., £3.4s.9d. and £3.7s.2d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners since last sessions.

p.42.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners in the County gaol, was paid £13.2s.0d. for medicines and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

Francis Woodcock was also paid £3.1s. to cover his expenses in providing necessaries for prudence Cranfeild, a prisoner, during her confinement, and for other prisoners during illnesses.

Noah Pitcher, surgeon, was paid £1.16s.0d. to cover his expenses in curing dislocation of the shoulder with contusions in Thomas Tow, a prisoner.

p.43.  Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid her quarter’s allowance for James Absolam, a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like for John Anderson, a County child.

Richard Martyn and James Bevyn, petty constables of Little Brickhill and Stony Stratford respectively, were paid their quarter’s salaries for passing vagrants.

p.44.  William Dawney of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Richard Hoddle of the three hundreds of Newport, Mathew Channer of the hundred of Burnham, James Harman of the hundred of Desborough, John Gaylor of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid 15s.0d., £6.2s.0d., 11s.6d., 15s.0d. and £1.9s.6d. respectively for the passing and relief of vagrants.

The petty constables of Chalfont St.Giles, Edlesborough, Great Brickhill and Wendover were paid 18s.0d., 8s.6d., 10s.0d. and 18s.0d. respectively for the like service.

The surveyors of the parish of Denham were paid £1.lls.0d. to cover their expenses in repairing Denham Bridge.

p.45.  The removal order of Rebeccah Saunders from Chilton- cum-Easington to Stone-and-Hartwell, was Confirmed.  The said Rebeccah Saunders was born at Chilton and apprenticed at Brill.  She served Richard Gurney of Hartwell for one year and then John Hunt of Dinton for one year less three days, when she was discharged from his service by Simon Mayne, esquire, J.P.  Her only legal settlement was at Stone.  (Sess.R.89/83 and 84)

The removal order of Thomas Phipps and Margaret his wife from Chearsley to Neither Winchendon, was quashed. The said Thomas Phipps married Margaret Adams of Ashendon in March 1724.  (Sess.R.89/86,87 and 88)

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p.46.  The removal order of Mary Gardiner, spinster, from Stokemandevile to Great Kimble was confirmed.  (Sees.R.89/85)

The removal order of Richard Stafford from Farnham Royall to Stoke Poges, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.89/78)

The removal order of Edward Monday and his wife from Eaton to Soulbury was quashed.  The said Edward had served Henry Baccas of Soulbury and subsequently Richard Pursel1 of Eaton.  (Sess.R.89/81 and 82)

p.47.  The removal order of Sarah Symmons, spinster,from Chepping Wyccombe to Turvile, was respited until then next Sessions.  (Sess.R.89/79)

It was ordered that the Clerk of the Peace examine the bills for conveying vagrants and report on them to the Court.

The recognizance of William Billing of Braddenham, respited until this sessions, was discharged [see p.32].

The indictment against Richard Barwell, petty constable of Calverton, was discharged [see p.22].

p.48.  The complaint of Leonard Thomson senior, and Leonard Thomson junior, clerk, concerning the poor rates in the parish of Loughton, to be referred to the justices at the next sessions.

The controversy between Thomas Chappell, Roger Howes junior and Robert Ames, and John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster [See p.34], was further respited until the next sessions.

John Douglas and Edward Rymull, poor debtors in the county gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread.

Issues.

The issues set on the inhabitants of the parishes of Amersham, Chesham, Chalfont St.Peters, Hugendon, Chepping Wyccobe, Wootton Underwood, and Waddesden, were respited until the next sessions [see p.33].

The issues set on jurors to appear at the Grand Inquest were spared in regard of a full attendance.

P.49.  It was ordered that no person bound over to appear for bastardy, or their sureties, should be discharged from their recognizances until they have produced the security they have given to indemnify the parish on which the child is likely to be chargeable, and have proved the same upon oath of some substantial inhabitant of that parish.

It was reported to the court that the sums of money needed for building the new County gaol had been raised, and it was ordered that the workmen, Thomas Read, John Watts the plumber, and Thomas Harris, should be paid, as part of the money due to them, £5.13s.l0d., £50 and £14.4s. respectively [see p.33].

P.50.  Indictments and traverses, tried, traversed or

confessed.

Christopher Panter, Joseph Bigg and William Ebbs alias

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Hebbs, were found guilty and each fined ls.0d.  [see p.35].

John Hill was found not guilty and discharged [see p.35].

William Eaden of Aston Clynton, wheeler, pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined two shillings [see p.40].

p.51.  William Berkett of Wescot, labourer, was found guilty and sentenced to be whipped [see p.40].

Phillip Bayley of Grandborough [Winslowe], victualler; traversed [see p.40].

Fines.

The three persons named on p.50.

Recognizances, entered, into and respited.

Phillip Bayley to answer Joseph Ray;  surety John Bennnell of North Marston, yeoman [see above].  (Sess.R.89/45)

Samuel Gurnay of Dynton, labourer, for bastardy with Rebecca Saunders;  sureties John Saunders and William Atkins both of the same [see p.45].  (Sess.R.89/44)

Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon.

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall, bailiff, to answer for extortion [see p.36].

John Cook(s) of Waddesden, labourer, to answer to John Montague and John Willson;  surety Thomas Holloway of the same, weaver [see p.36].

John Montague of Waddesden and John Willson of Thame, to give evidence against John Cook(s) [see p.36].

John Butler of Waddesdon, cordwainer, John Beck of Westcot, farmer, George Spurr of Ailesbury, watchmaker, and John Cripps, all to give evidence against William Beckett [see p.51]. (Sees.R.89/38)

John Taylor of Taplow, farmer, to answer for shooting under the windows of the Earl of Orkney during sermon-time; sureties Henry Grove of Burnham and William Newman of Taplow, farmer.  (Sess.R.89/49)

Richard Howell of Hitcham, farmer, for the like and with the same sureties.  (Sess.R.89/50)

John Richards of Olney, yeoman, for refusing, as constable, to obey a warrant.  (Sess.R.89/48)

Edward Henley of Olney, yeoman, for the same.  (Sess.R. 89/39)

William Gill of Olney, yeoman, for the same.  (Sess.R. 89/40)

William Bedford of Drayton Parslow, labourer, to answer John Checkley, servant to Sir Francis Fortescue;  surety Robert Bates of the same, labourer.  (Sess.R.89/47)

John Checkley, Richard Bayley and Robert Thornton, constable of Drayton Parslow, had found in William Bedford’s possession, wood, which they suspected to belong to Sir Francis Fortescue.  (Sess.R.89/77)

Joseph Ray of Aylesbury [Winslow] to give evidence [see p.40] against Phillip Bayley.  The said Joseph Ray had lodged with Widow Gibbs of Granborough the night his horse and saddle disappeared.  (Sess.R.89/46 and 76)

John Harland of Marsh Gibbon, victualler, to answer John Busby;  sureties William Shanks and John Peverell, both of the same, husbandmen.  (Sess.R.89/43)

William Eaden of Aston Clynton to appear;  sureties John Eaden of the same, Francis Clements and Mathew Stevens both of Aylesbury, ironmongers.  (Sess.R.89/41 and 42)

Thomas Pilgrim upon examination said that during a quarrel William Eadon had threatened to kill him and had later told neighbours that he “could freely run his

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knife into his (Pilgrim’s) Gutts up to the haft of it”.

Thomas Wells had quarrelled with William Eadon who, he had no doubt, would have beaten him had not a neighbour come by.  (Sess.R.89/80)

Henry Carter of Great Marlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties William Carter senior and Edward Chandler, both of Beconsfield.  (Sess.R. 89/51)

Recognizances, discharged.

Isaac Hart of Eaton, George Wilcox of Eaton Wyck, William Billing, butcher, Richard Billing and John Whitborne, all of Braddenham, James Nicholls, William Nicholls and Mary Nicholls all of Chearsly, John Butler of Waddesdon, cordwainer, John Beck of Westcot, farmer, George Spurr, watchmaker, Joseph Ray, Francis Clements and Matthew Stevens, ironmongers, all of Aylesbury, John Cripps, John Taylor of Taplow, farmer, John Richards, Edward Henley and William Gill, all of Olney, yeomen, William Bedford and Robert Bates of Drayton parslow, labourers, John Bennell of Northmarston, George Bell, James Bell and John Harland, victualler, of Marsh Gibbon, Joseph Ayres of Winslow, William Eaden and John Eaden of Aston Clynton, Christopher Panter, William Ebbs alias Hebbs and Joseph Bigg.

Recognizances entered into by victuallers.

A fragment of a list contained the following names: John Birch, victualler, of Chartridge;  surety John peed of the same.

John Bayley, victualler, of Botley.

George Barnes, John Bowen, Thomas Smith, Ralph Harsborough, Richard Webb, Lazarus Pratt, John Hopper, Anthony Eeles, Edward Hobbs, John Forster, Toby Bowler, Robert Hall and Joseph Hunt, all victuallers of Amersham with John Child of the same, victualler, as surety for them all.  (Sess.R. 89/93)

Petition.

Prudence Canfield (Cranfield) a prisoner in the gaol at Aylesbury, who “was about 6 weeks ago delivered of a female child which she is utterly incapable of supporting... But as the same was born in lawful wedlock is desirous of taking the same with her so soon as she is discharged” petitions for an allowance to support the child while in prison.  (Sess.R.89/75)

Bridewell Calendars.

Chepping Wycombe: Mary Dovey, for committing fornication with Stephen Smith, discharged after a week.

Henry Restall, for being an idle disorderly person and threatening to fire Amersham work-house; discharged after ten days.  (Sess.R.89/9)

Buckingham: Elizabeth Fenimore, for being with child and refusing to confess the father thereof as the law requires; since discharged.  (Sess.R.89/10)

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Newport Pagnell: John Francis, Robert Garing and John Fox; all discharged.  (Sess.R.89/92)

Writs.

Jury writ. (Sess.R.93/17)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.93/19)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 93/18)

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

8th April, 1725 [11 George I]

p.53.  Jurors for the body of the county.

John Birch of Le Maple, Thomas Brickwell of Chesham, Thomas Carter of Pednay, James Child of Hundridge, William Cooper of Adstock, John Corbett of Adstock, William Daniel of Bletchley, John Edwards of North Crawley, John Emerson of Bletchley, John Fellows of Chesham, George Franklyn of Haddenham, Henry Hill of Haddenham, Robert Hobbs of West Wycombe, Richard Jarvis of Haddenham, Daniel Keene of Wingrave, Thomas Rutland of Grandborough, Robert Scott of Adstock, Radulph Stevens of North Marston, Thomas Tatham (Tattam) of North Marston, Thomas Thorne of Brerton, Richard Webb of Bierton, William Wells of Aston Clynton and John Woodward of Little Horwood.

The following were not sworn:  John Adams senior, of Thornborough, John Bowden of Grandborough, William Coles of Brill, Joseph Corbett of Adstock, John Denchfield of North Marston, Thomas Ellis of Hanslopp, Thomas Harris of Cublington, Richard Hodsden of Chesham, Edward Johnson of Charteridge, Thomas Mabley of Dinton, Edward Pollard of Thornborough, Thomas Sheen of Aylesbury, Thomas Stevens and William Stevens of Thornborough, and Daniel Ware junior of Chesham.  (Sess.R.90/85 and 109)

Jury for the cases against Philip Bayley, John Mead

and William Lansdell:

Thomas Allen of Fenny Stratford, William Coxhead of Aylesbury, William Franks of Waddesden, John Harris of the same, John Herbert of Ivinghoe, John Ingram of steeple Cleydon, William Jilks of the same, James Jones of Hambledon, James Nash of Ivinghoe, Ralph Rice of Waddesden, William Shelton of Aylesbury and Edward Stewart of Ivinghoe. (Sess.R.90/84)

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Sacrament certificates.

Produced by George Stehn of Wooburn, esquire; certified by J. Horton, Minister, and Richard Spratly and Thomas Jeffery, churchwardens of the same, and witnessed by Richard Grove, labourer, and James Beck, wire-drawer, both of the same.  (Sess.R.90/107)

Ralph Pettipher or Chepping Wycombe, victualler; certified by J. Guise, minister, and Ferdinando Shrimpton and Edward Narshall, Churchwardens of the same and witnessed by Joseph Tomlinson, feltmaker, and William Tuckwell junior, cutler, both of the same. (Sess.R.90/108)

Joseph Tomlinson junior, of Chepping Wycombe, felt- maker;  certified as for Ralph Pettipher above and witnessed by Ralph Pettipher and William Tuckwell junior. (Sess.R.90/106)

John North and the three persons above also took the statutory oaths.

P.54.  Meeting houses.

The dwellinghouse of Abigail Dell of Chesham, widow, was certified.

“The new erected house” in Chesham was also certified.

Indictments.

John Cheese and John Trueluck, both of Foskett, for a riot and assault on Sarah, wife of Richard Barwell and Jane Kilborne their servant—maid.  (Seas.R.93/10)

Samuel Hollesworth of Buckingham and the above John Cheese and John Trueluck for assault on Jane Kilborne.  (Sess.R.93/9)

The said Samuel Hollesworth and John Mead of Hardwick for felony.  (Sess.R.93/2)

Isaac Aullen [Allen] of Great Missendon for lodging vagabonds.  (Sess.R.93/3)

William Lansdell [Lansden] of Waddesden for stealing property belonging to the Duke of Wharton.  (Sess.R.90/1)

Richard Eggleton, victualler, Thomas Dewberry, shoemaker, and John Griffin, shoemaker, all of Waddesden, for receiving stolen goods, the property of Phillip, Duke of Wharton or his trustees Alexander Denton, Thomas Gibson, John Jacob and Robert Jacomb.  (Sess.R.90/4)

Presentments of the constables.

Thomas Lane of Wendover for hunting hares without proper qualifications in the manor of Dane Honora Gerrard in Aston Clynton.  (Sess.R.90/2)

The inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highway between Aylesbury and Holmans alias Womans bridge.  (Sess.R.90/3 and 102)

Ann Mawby and Frances Carter both of Mursley, widows, John Typper of Drayton Parslow and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.  (Sess.R.90/124 and 128)

William Mew of Hardwick for selling ale without a licence.

The grand jury presented Thomas Lane [see p.54]. (Sess.R.90/120)

The chief constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport, and Stoke, have nothing to present.  (Sess.R.90/121-134, 136 and 101)

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Easter Session, 8th April, 1725 [11 George I]

William Billing, Thomas Fryer and Willian Ashpole, all of Calverton, labourers, for assault on John Cheese and John Trueluck.  (Sess.R.93/8)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King’s Bench and John Birch of Le Maple and Marshalsea: Robert Seabrooke of Cheddington

vice Axtell Roberts and William Cock.

For the maimed soldiers: Henry Geary of Broughton and

Thomas Bampton of Quainton vice Thomas Tuffyn and John Butter- field.  (Sess.R.90/64-67)

p.55.  Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon Thomas Grimes of Middle Cleydon and William Stanton of Brill vice John Beck and Thomas Goodson.

Joseph Worrall of Hogstine, John Towesy of Long crendon and Thomas Coats were not sworn. (Sess.R.90/81,82)

Aylesbury John Dossett of Princes Risborough, butcher, vice Edward Monday.  William Dawney of Aylesbury to continue.

Henry Mead, William Wells, Thomas Lake and William Brooks were not sworn. (Sess.R.90/78,80)

Buckingham William Clarksen of Steeple Cleydon and John Phillpott junior of Maidsmorton vice Samuel Major and Edward Pollard.

Henry Smith and John Smith, John Clarck and Robert Seymonds were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/ 77 and 79)

Cottesloe Robert Adams of Burcott and William Stevens of Soulbury vice John Theed and Thomas King Francis Mortemore, William Nash, Henry Kidgell and Thomas Scot were not sworn. (sess.R.90/73 and 76)

Newport William Cooke of Newton Longvile and Gilbert Johnson of Newport Pagnell vice William Woolhead and Richard Hoddle. Thomas Travell, Richard Yate, Thomas Bush and Ralph Coleman were not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/74 and 75)

Burnham John Mason of Burnham and John Tockefeild junior vice Edward Ive and Matthew Channer. Abraham Attaway, Richard Widmer, Edward Kitson, Thomas Bailey and John Sedding were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/71 and 72)

Desborough Phillip Hillyer of West Wyccombe to continue and Francis Sharp of Hambledon vice James Herman.

Laud Winckles of Great Marlow and Francis Stiles of Turvile were not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/70)

Stoke Robert Styles of Ivor and William Stills of Ditton vice John Gaylor and Robert Biddle. John Sedject, Francis Bingfield, John Dell and Elles Trippett were not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/69 and 70)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Drayton Beauchamp Peter Thorneton vice John west.

(Sess.R.90/74a)

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Waddesden Thomas Dewberry vice John Harris (Sess.R. 90/19)

Chesham Town Thomas Keene and Daniel Sparks vice John Masey and Thomas Edwards.  Samuel Treacher and John Booth were not sworn. (Sess.R.90/55 and 56)

Ashley Greene Daniel Clarke vice Nicholas May.

Daniel Twitchell was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/7)

Bottley Thomas Hawkyns vice Joseph Groome.

Thomes South was not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/6)

Charteridge John Harding vice John Peede.  Samuel Birch was not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/5)

Hundridge Giles Shank vice William Symonds.

Thomas Carter was not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/29)

Waterside Thomas Cooke vice James Rogers.

John Mattingly was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/27)

Bellingdon Anthony Chinson vice Zachary King.

Richard Stevens was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90 /28)

Denhara Richard Edlyn and Thomas Cutler vice Henry Bernard and John Pudifant.

John Apsley and Richard Woodhouse were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/37)

Fulmere James Price vice John Grove.  (Sess.R.90/36)

Wexham William Buckland vice John Herbert.

(Sess.R.90/35)

Hedgerly Edward Chilton vice Edward Babb.  (Sess.R. 90/34)

Tingewicke William King and Edward Horwood senior vice Thomas Boughton and Daniel Elliot. (Sess.R.90/25)

Thornborough John Bonnon and Edward Holdam vice John Wallis and William Oakeley.  (Sess.R.90/24)

Hardwicke Aaron Burgis vice Richard Bishopp.

(Sess.R.90/26)

Becconsfeild Richard Hare junior and Edward Woodbridge vice William Harden and William Frouda Thomas Hatch and William Tomson were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/23)

Eaton Guidables James Mitchell and William Appelbee vice Thomas Barnsley and William Thompson David Williams and William Lee, tithing- men, vice Thomas Rowley and Thomas Gill. (Sess.R.90/16)

Datchett John Welch vice William Nash.  (Sess.R. 90/15)

Upton-cun-Chalvey Thomas Smith and Henry Pratt vice John Hunt and Richard Goodale.  (Sess.R.90/10)

Colebrooke Henry Smithers and John Keeley vice Robert Hartwell and John Stevens. William Rummell, tithingman, vice Henry Smithers.  (Sess.R.90/11)

Waddesden William Southern [Southwell] vice Thomas Holloway.  (Sess.  R.  90/22)

Brill Thomas Jenkins vice Christopher Hunt.

(Sess.R.90/21)

Doreton Michael Coles vice Abraham Watson.

(Sess.R.90/20)

Aston Sandford Samuel Lamborne vice William Hewes.

(Sess.R.90/20)

P.56.

Borestall William Bampton vice Thomas Cox.

(Sess.R.90/20)

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Towersy Joseph North vice John Arnott.  (Sess.R.90/20)

Wornehall Michael Fowler vice William Cox.  (Sess.R. 90/20)

Studley John Sanders vice William Coates.  (Sess.R. 90/20)

Edlesborough John Nutkyns vice Thomas Ginger.  (Sess.R. 90/43)

Surcott George Nash vice John Brotherton.  (Sess.R. 90/43)

Clifton Keynes John Jones vice Richard Holloway

Leokhampsted William. Hurst vice [blank].  (Sess.R.90/63)

Beachampton John Brugis vice John Godfrey.  (Sess.R.90/62)

Chitwood William Smith vice Richard Phillpot.  (Sess. R.90/61)

Thornton Symon Robinson vice John Treaton.  (Sess.R. 90/60)

Preston Bissett Thomas King vice John Kolaton [Kertaland]. (Sess.R.90/59)

Oveing Edward Deeley vice William Neighbour.  (Sess. R.90/7)

Marsh Gibbon William Rawlins vice William Parker. (Sess.R.90/47)

Swanborne Michael Symonds and John Waddup vice William Gresham and John Deverell.

William Lane and William Osborne were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/9)

Beirton Joseph Tippetts vice Benjamin Marks. William Clarke and William Parker were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/46)

Brandsfee William Kainer vice George Goreing.

Liberty Giles Stallyon and Thomas Barnaby were not sworn.

Thomas Burnham, tithingman, vice Joseph Rutland.  (Sess.R.90/52, 50)

Buckland Thomas Thorne vice William Horwood. John Elyet and Richard Godman were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/51)

Monks Risborough Thomas Fox and John Herbert vice Henry Williams and Henry Costard.  (Sess.R.90/49)

Ashendon John Pleysted vice Audrey Eggleton. (Sess.R.90/83)

Abbotts Aston Henry Whitburne and Thomas Mortimer vice Robert Bawdrick and George Paice. (Sess.R.90/32)

Sympson Nicholas Lucas vice William Etheridge.

(Sess.R.90/30)

Wavendon William Litchfeild vice William Parker. (Sess.R.90/30)

Broughton John Page vice Thomas Butcher.  (Sess.R. 90/30)

Bow Brickhill Joseph Hicks vice Thomas Harman.  (Sess.R. 90/30)

Eaton Robert King vice William Greenwood.

(Sess.R.90/30)

Stokehamond Bernard Fountayne and John Franklyn vice William Fairey and Samuel Sutton. (Sess.R.90/30)

Hulcott Samuel Bawdrick vice [blank]

Hambledon Robert Toovey of the Freeth and John Gray of Millend vice Thomas Ryder and Richard Rance. Richard Barlow and Thomas Smith were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/45)

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Easter Session, 8th April, 1725 [11 George I]

Great Marlow Robert Overington and William Phillips vice James How and Jonathan Mudding. John Phillips and Thomas Harris, tithingmen, vice Henry Williams and William Curtis.

George Oxlade, Lances Lovelie, John Smith and John Harris were not sworn. (Sess.R.90/44)

Mentmore John Green and Jeffery Bampton vice John Windmill and William Goodson. (Sess.R. 90/42)

Steeple Cleydon William Wallis vice John Warr.  (Sess.R. 90/54)

Cippenham John Bannister vice Roger Hatch.

William Bull was not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/40)

East Burnham John Trott junior, vice Richard Compton.

Richard Eland and William Turner were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/41)

Burnham Town John Vaughan Junior, vice simon Suddenrick.

John Goldwin junior, and William Rowls junior were not sworn.

william  Coleman, tithingman, vice William Taylor.

Thomas Taylor, John Batting, Daniel Pontifex, John Rumbull, William Fellow and Robert Major were not sworn. (Sess.R.90/39)

Taplow John Staninot and Mark Bishop, tithingiman,

vice John Mason and Wynn Newman.

Robert Rough, Edmund Aldridge and George Tounsend were not sworn.  (Sess.R. 90/38)

Cuddington William Timberlake vice Richard Baker.

Charles Guilford and John Guilford were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/48)

Hugendon James Evans vice Joseph Coleman.  (Sess.R. 90/44)

Stokemandvile Joseph Goodspeed and Jeremy Weston vice [blank].

George Ligo, William Pickton, John Spare, John Holt, John Brown, Joseph Smith, Thomas Foord and William Foord were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/53)

Grendon Lawrence Bailey vice Richard Punn.

Underwood John Ives and William Right were not  sworn.  (Sess.R.90/12)

Charndon Robert Hitchcock vice John Wigg.  (Sess.R. 90/13)

p.57.

Adstook Thomas Seare vice Elias seare.  (Sess.R. 90/14)

Bradenham John Aled junior, vice John Syrringer.

William Wingrove and George Wingrove

were not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/57)

Saunderton John Westfeild vice John West.

John Darvill and Edward Neighbour were

not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/58)

Stukely Edward Bricknell vice William Mead.

Joseph Edmund was not sworn.  (Sess.R.90/17)

Mursley William Axtell [Atwell] and William Syred vice John Pitkyn and Thomas Stevens.  (Sess.R.90/18)

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Hogston Thomas Turnham vice Thomas Butcher.  (Sess.R. 90/8)

Cheddington Nathaniel Brickett vice Robert Moores. (Sess.R.90/33)

Stony James Bevyn elected.  (Sess.R.90/31) Stratford

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridwell-keepers, were paid their quarterly salaries.

Thomas Fowler, a County baker, was paid £3.3s.2d. for bread delivered to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

p.58.  William Holton and Angell Weard were paid £3.4s.3d. and £3.7s.4d. respectively for the like service.

Richard Martyn and James Bevyn, petty constables of Little Brickhill and Stony Stratford, respectively, were paid their quarterly salaries for the passing of vagrants.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners in the County gaol, was paid £14.l1s.3d. for medicines and attendance.

p.59.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance for meat and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

The same Francis Woodcock was also paid £2.14s.6d. to cover his expenses in conveying Henry Collett a prisoner to Chepping Wyccombe, providing necessaries for poor sick prisoners in the County gaol and paying Prudence Cranfeild [Canfield] 2s.0d. per weak for the maintenance of her child [see p.52].

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.l0s.0d. for maintaining and 10s. for clothing James Absolam, a County child for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson a County child.

p.60.  William Dawney of Aylesbury, a chief constable of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Samuel Major of Preston Bisset, a chief constable of the three hundreds of Buckingham, William Woolhead of Little Brickhill and Richard Hoddle, chief constables of the three hundreds of Newport, Phillip Hillyer of West Wyccombe, a chief constable of the hundred of Desborough, Edward Ive of Hitcham and Mathew Channer, chief constables of the hundred of Burnham and John Gaylor of Danham, a chief constable of Stoke, were paid £1.9s.6d., £1.0.s.0d., £1.5s.0d., £2.0s.6d., 9s.0d., 4s.6d., 8s.6d. and £1.8s.0d. respectively for the passing of vagrants.

p.61.  The petty constables of Marsh Gibbon and Grove with Edlesborough were paid 16s.0d. and 7s.6d. respectively for the like.

The removal order of Richard pettifer and Jane his wife from Steeple Cleydon to Syrensham was quashed.  (Sess.R. 90/118)

 

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Easter Session, 8th April, 1725 [11 George I]

The removal order of Sarah Symons, spinster, from chepping wyccombe to Turvile, respited until this sessions [see p.47], was confirmed.

p.62.  The removal order of Earthelridge Mason, widow, wife of Peter Mason deceased, from Stonnystratford to Bletchley, was respited until the next sessions.  Peter Mason had been apprenticed to Henry Henceman of Welling- borough, co. Northampton, baker.  (Sess.R.90/119)

The removal order of Sarah Lutt, spinster, from Haddenham to Henley, was quashed.  (Sess.R.90/117)

p.63.  The petty constables of Padbury Were paid £1.4s.0d. towards defraying the cost of carrying soldiers’ baggage.

William Allen of the parish of Ellesborough, maltster, was repaid duty on l2O quarters of malt burnt in a fire in his malt-house.

The complaint of Leonard Thompson senior, and Leonard Thompson junior, concerning poor rates was further respited [see p.48].

P.64.  The indictment against the inhabitants of Hugendon for not repairing the highway called the Botton Way, was discharged.  (Sess.R.90/113)

The indictments against the inhabitants of Chesham , and Amersham for not repairing the lane called Copperkins Lane were discharged.

The issues set on the inhabitants of Chalfont St. Peters for not repairing the highway were respited until the next sessions [see p.48].

The indictment against Anne Dandridge of Winslow, widow, was discharged.

The indictment against William Feild of Olney, labourer, was discharged.

p.65.  The accounts of the Royal Charities called the “poor Folks Pasture”in Brill and Boarstall were read in Court in accordance with the decree made in the Court of Exchequer and allowed by the justices present. The trustees of the above Charity (Joseph Eeles, William Leadbury, John Walker, George Turner, Thomas Winter, Francis Kirby and John Darvill) stated that, by virtue of a Decree in the Exchequer of 22nd May, 11 William III [A.D.1699], for the management of the Charity, they had nominated William Cannon junior, of Long Crendon as a trustee in the place of William Cannon senior, of the same, deceased, and requested that the sane might be recorded in Court.  (Sess.R.90/110)

The accounts for Oakley were similarly read and allowed.

The wages for labourers, rates for land carriage, prices of salt and for billeting soldiers, were to remain as settled at Easter Sessions 1724 [see Vol.V, p.534].

The issues set on the inhabitants of Chepping Wyccombe for not repairing the highway were respited until the next sessions [see p.48].

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Easter Session, 8th April, 1725 [11 George I]

The Indictment against John Shepheard of Wootton Underwood for harbouring inmates was discharged [see p.40].

The issues of 40s.0d. each set on the inhabitants of Waddesden and of Wootton Underwood for not repairing the highway, were to be levied [see p.48].

p.66.  The order of reference of the controversy between Thomas Chappell, Roger Howes and Robert Ames, and John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster was further respited until the next sessions.  Edward Butterfield, rector, Jeffery Bampton, Thomas Costyn, William Brinklow, William Fleckney and John King, who stood indicted with the said Thomas Chappell and had hitherto refused to appear, were to be compelled to appear at the next sessions [see p.48].

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed or confessed.

Phillip Bayley was found guilty and fined £5. For departing the Court without leave, his recognizance of £40 penalty was ordered to be estreated [see p.51].

William Lansdell of Waddesden pleaded guilty and was Whipped “from the gaol in Aylesbury round the George Inn signpost and back again” [see p.54].

William [Richard] Eggleton, Thomas Dewberry and John Griffyn all of Waddesden;  traversed [see p.54].  (Sess.R. 90/88)

John Mead was found guilty and was whipped [see p.54].

p.67.  John Cheese and John Truelock;  traversed [see p.54].

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Samuel Gurney of Dynton, mason, for bastardy with Rebbeccah Saunders;  sureties William Atkyns and John Hunt, farmer, of the same [see p.51].  (Sess.R.91/54)

William Fisher of Amersham for bastardy with Elizabeth Kendal.

John Cheese and John Trueluck [see above].  (Sess.R. 93/15)

Josiah Clerk of Chinner, co.Oxon, for bastardy with Mary Hoare;  surety John Webb of Crowell.  (Sess.R.90/96)

Thomas Dorrell, Robert Sinfield, John Cock(s), Thomas Holloway, John Montague and John Willson [see p.51].

George Mosman of Eaton, gentleman, and John Millington of the same, Overseer of the Poor, to answer to John Thurloe Brace, Henry Andrews and Thomas Chapman, for refusing to obey an order for relieving Edward Munday and his family [see p.46].  (Sess.R.90/92)

William Norman of Farnham Royall, to keep the peace towards Hannah Tredway and Mary Robinson.  (Sess.R.90/94 )

Margaret Newman of Farnham Royall for the same. (Sess.R.90/93)

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Flora Watts of Eaton, for calling Anne Mason “bitch” and threatening to break her neck downstairs;  surety Thomas Grey of the same.  (Sess.R.90/95)

Richard Barwell of Calverton to give evidence against John Cheese for assault on Jane Kilborne, George Edwards and Thomas Perrett.  (Sess.R.90/90 and 111)

Henry Jones of Hanslop to appear.  (Sess.R.93/11)

Simon Jones of the same, to bring Henry Jones into court.  (Sess.R.93/13)

Munn Mortimer of the same, to give evidence against Henry Jones.  (Sess.R.93/12)

Thomas Lambert and Robert Horwood, both of Hardwick labourers, to prosecute John Mead for stealing Lambert’s waistcoat and a pair of breeches and “two stockings of different sorts and colours” belonging to Horwood.  (Sess.R. 90/112 and 93/14)

William Healey [Hely], Edward Thorne junior, and Edward Arnold, all of Waddesdon, labourers, to answer for receiving stolen goods from William Lansdell.  (Sess.R. 90/87 and 89)

William Billen [Billin, Billing], Thomas Fryer, William Ashpole and Richard Barwell, all of Calverton, to answer to John Cheese and John Truluck.  (Sess.R.90/111 and 93/15)

John Truelock said that as he, John Cheese and Samuel Holsworth Were returning to Foscott from Stony Stratford they met a man and a woman with yokes and milkpails. The woman refused to sell milk to Holsworth, whereupon Holsworth attempted to kiss her, and a fracas ensued in which the man struck Holsworth with his yoke and Cheese caught the man by the collar saying “Sirrah, what makes you strike a man with such a weapon?”  Cheese and Truelock then went on their way, but, stopping to help Mr. Dancer of Buckingham who was in difficulties with his horse, they Were surprised by four or five fellows who swore “Damn it these are them” and assaulted then in a most barbarous and cruel manner insomuch that Cheese had since lost the use of a finger through its being bitten by one of the assailants, William Billing. The other assailants were Thomas Fryer, William Ashpole and George Edwards.

John Cheese added to this information the facts that he did not go to Holsworth’s help until Holsworth had shouted “Murther!” and that Ashpole knocked Holsworth down with a hedge-stake [See pp.67 and 68]. (Sess.R.90/111)

William Montague of Waddesden, labourer, to answer for assault on Mary, wife of Charles Harrold of Upper Winchingdon, gardener.  Richard Butt stated that he pushed Montague from the house.  (Sess.R.93/16 and 116)

George Perry senior, of Great Marlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties George Perry junior, bargeman, and Robert Grey junior, millwright, both of the same [see p.22].  (Sess.R.90/140)

Thomas Grey junior, of Great Harlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties Thomas Grey senior, bricklayer, and Robert Grey junior, millwright, both of the same [see p.22].  (Sess.R.90/139)

Edward Monday of Eaton to give evidence against George Mosman and John Millington.  (Sess.R.90/91)

John Montague of Waddesdon, gentleman, bailiff to the trustees of the Duke of Wharton, to prefer bills of indictment against William Lansdell, Richard Eggleton, Thomas Dewberry, John Griffin, William Hely, Edward Thorn junior, and John Arnold, and to give evidence.

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John Montague stated that William Lansdell had confessed a theft to him.  William Lansdell said that he stole some empty barrels and some pieces of lead and iron and sold them to Richard Eggleton, William Hely, Edward Thorn junior, and John Arnot [see pp.66 and 68].  (Sess.R.90/86 and 115)

P.68 Recognizances discharged.

William Norman and Margaret Newman of Farnham Royall, Flora Watts of Eaton, Richard Barwell, Munn Mortimer, William Billen, Thomas Fryer, William Ashpole, Simon Jones and Henry Jones of calverton, Thomas Lambert and Robert Horwood of Hardwick, labourers, Edward Hudson, William Scott, William Healey, Edward Thorne, Edward Arnold, John Howes and Henry Hely, all of Waddeadon.

Petition.

The inhabitants of Hambledon requested that James Jones of Hambledon, who had a family of ten children and had lately Kept a licenced victualling house at Millend Wharfe, might be granted a similar licence in the house at Millend to which he had lately moved.  The house was the property of William Haydon esquire and had been licenced since it had been put up twenty years previously.  It was “a convenient and necessary house to be licenced, being contiguous to a great Roade as also to the River of Thames”.  Petition signed by:  David Jones and Gwen Raynolds, churchwardens, Robert Gray and John Commins, overseers, John Cox, Samuel Wyatt, Elijah Fennell, Henry Floyd, John Hobbs, John Stasey, Richard Rockall, John Rockall, Edward Rockall, John Rookall, William Clayton, Lelio Hensbergh, Richard Lane, John Turrell, Jonah Tayler, Charles Gray, Abraham Gray, William Hobbs, Thomas Denham, Robert Rockall, Robert Keene, Scawen Kenrick rector of Hambledon, and William Fairfax, curate.  A note on the petition reads: “Statute of 5 and 6 Edward VI cap.25 gives Authority to Justices in Sessions to Licence Alehouses”. (Sess.R.90/135)I

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury: Sarah Rogers;  to appear this sessions. (Sess.R.90/103)

Buckingham: No one in custody.  (Sess.R.90/104)

Chepping Wycombe: No one in custody.  (Sess.R.90/138)

Calendar of prisoners to appear at this sessions.

John Mead and William Lansdell [see pp.54,66] and William Fisher [see p.67].  (Sess.R.90/105)

Examinations.

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Willson of Aston Sandford, said that she was married to John Willson, a sailor, at St.Ann’s, Soho, fifteen years previously, and had since been a vagrant.  She had had two children by the said John: John born at Rudgly, co. Stafford, and Thomas born at Atherton, co. Hants.  She had had a bastard child named Joseph, born at Cleworth near Windsor, by Joseph Willson whom she had married in the Fleet on 5th April 1724, Easter Sunday.  (Sess.R.90/114)

 

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Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.90/97)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R.90/99) Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R. 90/98)

MIDSUMMER session

AT BUCKINGHAM

15th July 1725 [11 George I]

p.69.  Jurors for the body of the County

Thomas Abbitt, Thomas Bigg, Thomas Britain, Elijah Clark, Thomas Coles junior, Robert Flexman, Bernard Fountaine, Richard Harris, James Hitchcock, Thomas Hogg, John Horton, Daniel How, Thomas King, James Kipping junior, Andrew medwin, Thomas Monk, Thomas Osborne, John Tumey and John Woolhead.

Jurors for the case against John Cheese, John

Truelock, Samuel Hollesworth and John Cock(s). [ see pp. 54 and 67].

Thomas Abbott, Thomas Frizell, Francis Haywood, Thomas King, William Mead, John Montague, Thomas Scott, Edward Seaton, Nathaniell Timms, John Upstone, Robert White and Henry Whitehead.

In the case against John Cock(s) the same jurors were sworn, except that John Hunt appears instead of John Montague, who was a witness for the prosecution.  (Sess.R. 90/100)

p.70.  Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by William Hartley junior; certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and John Smith, churchwarden, of Stony Stratford west side and witnessed by William Hawkins and Samuell Davis, both of the same.  (Sess.R.91/80)

Benjamin Dennison;  certified by Henry Kilby, minister, and John Trip, churchwarden, of Olney and witnessed by Jonathan Brooks and Hugh Baldwin.  (sess.r.91/99)

William Haukeswell of West Wycomb;  certified by Edward Brown, minister, and Edward Randall, churchwarden, of West Wycomb and witnessed by George Jennings of West Wycomb and William Pickitt (Piggott) of Stoken Church. (Sess.R.91/95)

Cornelius Belgrave, vicar of Lavingdon alias Landen- cum-Brayfield;  certified by Matthew Bath, minister, and John Phillpott and Jeremiah Smith, churchwardens, of Maids Morton and witnessed by John Snart and John phillpott, both

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of Maids Morton.  (Sess.R.91/96}

Jonathan Brooks;  certified as for Benjamin Dennison above and witnessed by Benjamin Dennison and Hugh Baldwin. (Sess.R.91/98)

William Piggot (Pickitt) of Stoken Church;  certified as for William Haukeswell, above, and witnessed by George Jennings and William Haukswell, both of West Wycomb.  (Sess.R. 91/97)

All the above also took the statutory oaths.

Oaths of Allegiance.

Thomas Gage, George Tipping and Thomas Price, clerks, Thomas Grimes, William Stanton, John Dossett, William Clarke, John Phillpott, Robert Adams, William Stevens, William Cooke, Gilbert Johnson, John Tockefeild junior, Robert style, William Style, William Dawney and John Mason, all chief constables.

Indictments.

William Beale of Cuddington, butcher, for an assault on Edward Baker.  (Sess.R.91/38)

John Short of Newton Longvile, baker, for selling to William Hide 2 half-peck loaves, contrary to the Assize of bread.  (Sess.R.91/37)

John Cock(s) of Waddesden, labourer, for a trespass in entering a barn, and for felony [see p.36].  (Sess.R.91/39)

William Tipping of Wornhall, yeoman, for an assault on Thomas Burt.  (Sess.R.91/40)

Ann Mawby and Frances Carter both of Mursley, widows, John Typper of Drayton Parslow, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.

Thomas Lane of Aston Clynton, labourer [see p.54].

Presentments of the_ constables.

Charles Fuller, Alexander Barnes and Henry Parker, all of Wendover, labourers, for molesting the constable in the execution of his office.  (Sess.R.91/46 and 73)

John Dodsworth, labourer, and Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, John Typper and Ambrose Smith, for recusancy.  (Sess.R.91/58 and 68)

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal for assault upon William Manfield.  (Sess.R.91/43)

The grand jury and the constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport Pagnell, Stoke and Stony Stratford, have nothing to present.  (Sess.R. 91/59-64, 68, 70-79)

Petty constables sworn.

Desborough: John Spicer of Chepping Wyccombe and William Mould of Hambledon, chief constables vice Phillip Hillyer and Francis Sharp.  (Sess.R. 91/104)

Chesham Town: William Adams, tithingman, vice William Amond.  Witnesses:  John Tockfield, John Harding, Matthew Chinner, Thomas Carter, John Miles, Benjamin Lake, Jonathan Widmer, James Rogers, Richard Barnes,

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Samuel Ware junior and John Harding. (Sess.R.91/82)

Chilton John White, Petty constable vice John Saunders [Sanders].  (Sess.R.91/69)

p.71.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarterly salaries.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £3.4s.3d., £2.8s.9d., and £3.4s.7d. respectively for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

p.72.  Thomas Williams, apothecary, was paid £6.14s.0d. for medicines supplied to the poor prisoners in the County gaol and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

Francis Woodcock was also paid £7.11s.0d. to cover his expenses in conveying prisoners to the Marshalsea for transportation and in providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.

Roger Jennyns, Clerk of the Assize for the Norfolk circuit, was paid £3.3s. for his fees for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of 3 felons to America. (Sess.R.91/92, 93, 94 and 100)

p.73.  Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid her quarter’s allowance for maintaining and clothing James Absolam a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

Richard Martyn of Little Brickhill and James Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarterly salaries for passing vagrants through the county.

Robert Adams of the three hundreds of Cottesloe, Gilbert Johnson of the three hundreds of Newport,

p.74.  William Cook of the three hundreds of Newport and John Mason of the hundred of Burnham, all chief constables were paid 12s.8d., £3.8s.0d., 3s.6d. and £1.9s.6d. respectively for the like.

The petty constables of Chesham, Waddesden and West Wyccombe were paid lls.0d., 13s.6d. and 9s.6d. respectively for the like.

The petty constables of Bletchley were paid 17s.6d. for expenses in providing waggons and horses for the carriage of soldiers’ baggage.

Similar orders for the payment of 9s.0d. to the constables of Calverton, 12s.0d. each to Chalkmore and

p.75.  Maidesmorton and £1.10s.0d. each to North Crawley and Sherrington.

The chief constables to return lists of those qualified to serve as jurors at the next Quarter Sessions, pursuant to an Act of Parliament of 7 and 8 William III cap.xxxii for the better regulating of juries.

The trustees of the Royal charity of Poor Folks’ Pasture in the parish of Boarstall, by virtue of a Decree in the Exchequer of 22 May 11 William III, 1699 for managing the charity, had nominated John crews of Oakely as a Trustee in place of John Darvill of Oakely, deceased. (Sess.R.91/81, where Ralph Rice appears as trustee) [of p.65].

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p.76.  The complaint of Leonard Thompson senior and Leonard Thompson junior both of Loughton, for relief of poor rates, further respited until the next sessions [see p.63].

James Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, to continue to pass vagrants through the county for the year ensuing, at the same salary of £5 per quarter.

p.77.  The removal order of Thomas Heath and his wife from Burnham to Hitcham, was quashed.  (Sess.R.91/88)

The removal order of Earthelridge Mason, widow, from Stony Stratford to Wellingborough, respited until this sessions, was confirmed [See p.62].

The removal order of Edward Monday and Rebeccah his wife, from Eaton to Ravenstone, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.91/89)

p.78.  The removal order of Elizabeth Kendall, spinster, from Amersham to Bovingdon, was quashed.  (Sess.R.91/86)

The removal order of Thomas, Richard and Roseann, three children of Martha, commonly called Martha Rose, singlewoman, from Burnham to Greenford alias Ganford, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.91/67)

p.79.  The removal order of Mary King from Wingrave to St. Mary Matfellon alias Whitechappell, co. Middlesex, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.9l/85)

The removal order of Phillip Bassett and Mary his wife, from Ivinghoe to Malden, Co. Bedford, was confirmed.  (Sess.R. 91/87)

The removal order of John Gibbs, his wife, and their son, aged about 3 months, from Aston Clynton to Remingham, was respited until the next sessions.

p.80.  George Willyat of Great Horwood, yeoman, told the Court that he had had his house damaged by fire on the 17th July 1724, and had lost house, outbuildings, goods and grain in another fire on the 11th June 1725.  The total loss sustained by him was estimated by John Smallbone and William Grasham, carpenters, Thomas Deeley, mason, and George Butcher and George Fosskett, workmen, at £280.ls.4d. Upon George Willyat’s petitioning for Letters Patent to raise funds to repair his loss, he was granted a certificate of loss by the Court, addressed to the Lord High Chancellor. (Sess.R.91/91)

p.81.  The Clerk of the Peace to examine all vagrants bills and report on them at the next sessions.

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

The issues set on the inhabitants of Amersham, Chepping Wyccombe, and Chalfont St. Peters for not repairing the highways were respited until the next sessions.

The issues set on the inhabitants of Waddesden and Wootton Underwood for not repairing Collywick Ford were discharged, the inhabitants having entered into recognizances to traverse their indictments.  (Sess.R.90/105)

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P.82.  The surveyors of the highways at Aylesbury, in accordance with an Act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, cap xii for better repairing the highways, authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the pound on the inhabitants for that purpose.

A like order for the surveyors of Walton.

Edward Butterfeild, Jeffery Bampton, William Brincklow, Thomas Costyn, William Fleckney and John King, who stood indicted with Thomas Chappell, Roger Howes junior and Robert Ames in the case of Chappell and others v. Buckmaster and Buckmaster, having traversed their indictments it was ordered that the controversy between the said parties should be determined at the next sessions [see P.66].

p.83.  Josias Clarke (Josiah Clerk, Joshua Clarke) the putative father of the bastard child of Mary Hoare, to pay to the Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Little Missendon 2s.6d. a week for the child’s maintenance, and to give sufficient security to indemnify the parish from the child.  (Sess.R.91/90)

Samuel Gurney, bound to appear at this sessions to answer for bastardy with Rebeccah Saunders, was committed to the County gaol for lack of sureties.

The indictment against William Mew of Hardwyck for selling ale without a licence was discharged.

Edward Eckley [Eccles] committed to the County gaol for being a notorious cheat, was discharged, there being no prosecution.

The indictments against William Eggleton, Thomas Dewberry and John Griffyn, all of Waddesden, for buying stolen goods, were discharged.

Phillip Bayley’s fine of £5 and recognizance ordered to be estreated, were respited until the next sessions [see p.66].

P.84.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed or confessed.

John Goodson of Slapton, labourer, indicted for not keeping his mounds in repair, pleaded guilty and was fined ls.0d.

John Cheese and John Truelock were found guilty and each fined 2s.0d. [see p.54].

Samuel Hollesworth was found guilty and fined ls.0d. on each indictment [see p.54].

Edward Butterfeild, Jeffery Bampton, William Brincklow, Thomas Costyn, William Fleckney and John King traversed their indictments [see p.82].

John Short traversed his indictment [see p.70].

William Eggleton and Richard Whiteshead, surveyors of the highways of Waddesden, traversed the indictment against the inhabitants of Waddesden for not repairing Collywick Ford.

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Francis Heyward and Robert White, surveyors of the highways of Wootton Underwood, traversed the indictment against the inhabitants of Wootton Underwood for the like offence.

William Tipping pleaded guilty and was fined 3s.4d. [see p.70].

p.85.  William Beale pleaded guilty and was fined ls.0d. [see p.70].

John Cock(s) of Waddesden pleaded guilty to a charge of trespassing and was fined 40s.0d.  He was also found guilty of stealing a wheelbarrow from the Rt. Hon. Sir William Stanhope, Knight of the Bath, and was whipped.

Fines.

Mathew Goodson ls.0d., John Cheese, John Truelock and Samuel Hollesworth 2s.0d. each, William Tipping 3s.4d., William Beale ls.0d., and John Cock(s) £2 [see p.67].

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon and William Fisher of Amersham, John Cox of Aylesbury for bastardy with Hannah Mitchell of the same. (Sess.R.91/102)

Thomas Hedges of Abbotts Aston, labourer, for bastardy with Sarah Edmonds of Stukely, spinster;  sureties Richard Hedges and James Hedges yeomen, of Abbotts Aston.  (Sess.R. 91/48)

p.86.  William Eggleton and Richard Whitehead, Francis Heyward and Robert White, John Short, Edward Butterfield, Jeffery Bampton, William Brincklow, Thomas Costyn, William Fleckney and John King traversed their indictments [see pp. 70, 82 and 84].

Thomas Holloway of Waddesden, to prefer a bill of indictment against John Cock[s] for theft.  (Sess.R.91/55)

Edmund Dorrell, Robert Terry, Richard Butt and Gabriel Turpyn, all of Waddesden to prosecute John Cocks.  (Sess.R. 91/55)

James Lucas senior of Winchendon to answer for assault upon Ursula, wife of John Lucas of Ashingdon;  surety James Lucas junior, farmer, of Winchendon.  (Sess.R.91/103)

Edward Darvall junior of Walton to answer for assault upon John Rogers of Walton, shepherd;  sureties Thomas Sheene, woodman and William Johnson, labourer, both of the same.  (Sess.R.91/53)

John Goodman [Goodwin] of Emberton, to answer to Thomas Hooton and Edward Boswell.  (Sess.R.91/49)

John Short of Horwood;  surety Thomas Short of the same.  (Sess.R.91/50)

William Hide of Bletchley to prefer a bill of indictment against John Short.  (Sess.R.91/50)

Thomas Hooton of Olney, yeoman, and Edward Boswell of the same, labourer, to appear and prosecute John Goodwin. (Sess.R.91/52)

Eliza Burt of Wornhall, to answer Frances Tiping of the same;  surety John Smith of Brill, tailor.  (Sess.R.91/57)

John Russell of Edlesborough, labourer, for breaking and entering and taking an iron chain belonging to Henry Pratt.  (Sess.R.91/41)

Edward Baker senior, of Cuddington, weaver, to give

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evidence against William Beale.  (Sess.R.91/47)

Job Taylor of Little Missenden, to keep the peace towards George Brice of Charlois, parish of Ogmondisham alias Amersham;  surety John Page of Little Missenden. (Sess.R.91/56)

William Herring of Ickford, farmer, for the appearance of Sarah, his wife, for assault on Mary, wife of Richard Roberts of the same.  (Sess.R.91/106)

Recognizances discharged.

Josiah Clerk, of Chinner, co. Oxon, John Webb of Crowell, John Cock(s), Thomas Holloway, John Montague, Richard Eggleton, Thomas Dewberry, John Griffyn, Edmund Dorrell, Robert Terry, Richard Butt and Gabriel Turpyn, all of Waddesden, John Wilson of Thame, George Mosman of Eaton [Bletchley], John Millington and Edward Monday, both of Eaton, John Cheese and John Truelock, both of Foskett, John Hunt and William Atkyns, both of Dynton. James Lucas senior of Winchendon, Edward Darvall junior, of Walton, John Goodman (Goodwin) of Emberton, Thomas Short of Horwood, William Hide of Bletchley, Thomas Hooton and Edward Boswell, both of Olney, and Eliza Burt of Wornhall.

Adjournment of session.

The Court was adjourned until Friday, 13th August, 1725 at the house of William Dawney, called The Crown, in Aylesbury, to allow Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, time to prepare a list of insolvent debtors in his custody on and since 29 September, 1724, in order that such debtors might be discharged pursuant to an Act of Parliament of 11 George I cap xxi for the relief of insolvent debtors.

P.87.  Midsummer Sessions at Aylesbury, 13th August, 1725, 12 George I

Francis Woodcock delivered a list of insolvent debtors in his custody.

Order was given for copies of the list to be printed for all who desired them, such persons paying one shilling per copy.

p.88.  [blank].

Bridewell Calendars.

Aylesbury: Anne Miller, committed 17 April, 1724 for three months, to continue until bail is given for her good behaviour.

Anne Stop;  discharged.  (Sess.R.91/65)

Chipping Wycomb: Ann Molesworth, for stealing from Elizabeth Hoare of Iver a loaf of bread, value 5d. and for being disorderly;  since discharged, it appearing that she was a “distracted person”. William White, for stealing rooks; discharged. Christopher Edwards for breaking windows in Great Marlow;  discharged. Samuel Hudson, for being a sturdy vagabond, and abusing the servants of Roger Pen Esquire (Sess.R.91/66)

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Calendar of Prisoners to appear.

John Cock(s), Edward Eckley (Eccles) and William Beale. (Sess.R.91/84)

Transportation of felons.

At the Assizes and Gaol Delivery held at Aylesbury 1st March, 1724-5, contract was made by the justices with Jonathan Forward of London, merchant, for the transportation of John Chattaway, William Peirce and John Chilcott, felons, to America.  (Sess.R.91/92-94, 100)

Examinations.

Thomas Holloway, late constable of Waddesdon, had found in the house of John Cock(s) of Waddesdon several sacks, one belonging to Edmund Dorrell, and one to Robert Terry, full of horse beans and a new scythe belonging to Samuel Holt, smith.  (Sess.R.91/69a and 92/83-85)

Edward Baker senior, of Cuddington, said that William Beale, butcher, had dragged him into a pond and daubed him all over with dirt, thrown him into another pond and almost smothered him, and beaten him on two subsequent occasions. (Sess.R.91/83)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.91/29)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.91/31)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.91/30)

 

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

7 October, 1725 [12 George I]

p.89.  Jurors for the body of the county.

Joseph Brasbridge of Aylesbury, John Bunce senior of Padbury, John Bunce junior, of the same, Thomas Bush of Great Brickhill, Richard Cotching of Wing, Thomas Cox of Long Crendon, Thomas Deane of Towersey, Ambrose Durrant of Tingwick, Edward Eeles of Quainton, Thomas Goodman of Woughton, Edward Harris of Hanslopp, Thomas Harris of Cublington, Richard Hawes of Oakley, Francis Kirby of the same, Richard May of Chesham, John Putnam of Woughton, Thomas Salmon of Radcliffe-cum-Chalkmore, William Scott of Maidsmorton, John Seare of Wingrave, Thomas Seare of Quainton, William Underwood of Bletchley, Mathew Webb of Aylesbury and John Yates of Tingwick.

The following were not sworn:  Samuel Bate of Drayton Beauchamp, Robert Cox of Aylesbury, William Hakewill of Charteridge, Edward Ivatts of Wing, Richard

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Newman of Marsh Gibbon, John Redding of Prestwood, James Sale of Brandsfee, John Smith of Drayton Beauchamp and John Tokefield of Asheridge.  (Sess.R.91/24 and 92/58)

Jurors for the case against the inhabitants of Wootton Underwood.

John Aris, John Bason, Lawrence Bishop, William Brandham, Joseph Fennymore [Finemore], Nicholas Harris, William Holbird [Holberd], Thomas Parker, Francis Smith, Robert Stuchbury [Stutchbury], John Upstone and Thomas Wells [Welles].  (Sess.R.91/23)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Lelio Hensbergh, of Hambledon, esquire; certified by Scawen Kenricke, minister, and Green Raynolds, churchwarden of the Same, witnessed by William Hunt and Peter Grey.  (Sess.R.93/34)

Lelio Hensbergh also took the Statutory Oaths.

Oaths of allegiance.

John Hooton, William Butterfeild, and William More and John Spicer, chief constables.

p.90. Meeting houses.

The dwelling-houses of John Bigg, sawyer, at Woodenrow in the parish of Amersham, and of Thomas Strange at Ascot in the parish of Wing were certified in accordance with the act.

Indictments.

Mary, wife of Stephen Woodley of Slough, labourer, for assault on Robert Canby junior.  (Sess.R.92/25)

The same Stephen and Mary, for conspiring together to charge the same Robert with adultery with the same Mary, in order to extract money from him.  (Sess.R.92/27)

The same Robert, for assault on the same Mary with intent to ravish her.  (Sess.R.92/26)

James Lucas senior, of Neither Winchendon and Ann his wife, for assault on Ursula, wife of John Lucas of Ashingdon.  (Sess.R.91/44)

Thomas Glenister of Winslow, labourer, for trespassing in Whaddon Chase and threatening Richard Clarke, the keeper.  (Sess.R.91/45)

Charles Fuller, Alexander Barnes and Henry Parker, all of Wendover, labourers, for assaulting the constables in the execution of their office.

John Low of Wendlebury, co. Oxon, labourer, for felony.  (Sess.R.92/24)

John Giles [Gyles] of wendlebury, co. Oxon, servant to John Basson of the same, said that, understanding that his fellow-servant John Lowe had run away from their master’s service, “he went upstairs to see if he had lost anything or no, and found several of his things missing a Coat a paire of Breeches with ten pence in money in one of the pocketts two Shirts Severall pair of Stockings one Sorry neckcloth and a hatt, and before justice Tyrringham ... was shewed a bundle of Clothes which was taken at Amersden, co. Oxon, by the Direction of his fellow Servant Lowe, and are some of them the proper goods of this Informant, (vizt)” all the items except the money.  (Sess.R.92/77)

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John Dodsworth, labourer, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, John Typper of Drayton Parslow and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.

Presentments.

The inhabitants of Abbots Aston for not fencing Windmill Hill marle pits in the highway between Abbots Aston and Cublington.  (Sess.R.92/31)

Thomas Dodd of Quainton, labourer, for harbouring William Crooke as an inmate in his house.  (Sess.R.92/67, 68)

John Weatherhead [Wethered] of Whaddon-cum-Nash, labourer, presented by John Mose, the heyward, for pound- breaking.  (Sess.R.91/36)

William Davey of Hundridge, supervisor of highways, for negligence.  (Sess.R.92/30)

John Holloway of Winslow, husbandman, for assault on Samuel Miller.  (Sess.R.91/42)

The above five persons for recusancy.  (Sess.R.92/71

Benjamin Markham of Quarrendon, grazier, for not repairing that part of the highway, running from Aylesbury to Quainton, which lies in Whitesfeild and Whitesfeild Meadow in Quarrendon, of which fields he is the tenant. (Sess.R.92/32)

Robert Powell of Waddesden, for not repairing that part of the same highway which lies in Powell’s Ground in Waddesden, of which he is the tenant.  (Sess.R.92/28)

Robert Markham of Oveing and Thomas Grace of Stoke- mandevile, for not repairing that part of the same highway which lies in Berryfeild in Quarrendon, of which field they are the tenants.  (sess.R.92/29)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport, Stoke and Stony Stratford have nothing to present.  (Sess.R.92/33, 34, 62-66, 69, 72, 73 and 86)

p.91.  Petty constables sworn.

Bletchley William King junior vice William King senior.  (Sess.R.92/88)

West Wyccombe Joseph Walker vice Joseph Grey.  (Sess.R. 92/89)

Chalfont St. Peters  John Fountayne and Richard Skidmore vice Edward Weatherly and William Worseley [Worlly].  (Sess.R.92/39)

Woughton Thomas Goodman vice Thomas Gillpyn [Gilpin]. (Sess.R.92/40)

Orders.

Thomas Reade, Thomas Deely, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell keepers were paid their quarter’s salary.

William Holton, Thomas Fowler and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £2.5s.l1d., £2.3s.9d., and £2.2s.1d.

p.92.  for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Mr. Garnham Edwards, undersheriff, was paid £25 for expenses incurred in his service to the Court and £2.2s. to re-imburse him for paying Mr. Joseph Mason, clerk and

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receiver to the Lord Chief Justice Pratt “exhibition money” to the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea and also his acquittance, payable yearly from the Court.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £5.5s.8d. for medicines and attendance.

p.93.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance for food and necessaries provided by him for the poor prisoners.  He was also paid £7.8s. to cover his expenses in conveying prisoners to and from the last Assizes at Buckingham, and in providing fire and candles for poor sick prisoners.

Richard Martyn of Little Brickhill was paid his quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

Phillip Bevyn, son of James Bevyn, late petty constable of Stony Stratford, was paid £5 for the like service performed by him since the death of his father.

p.94.  Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.10s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

Francis Neale, clerk of the peace, and treasurer of the county stock, was paid £20.15s.0d. to cover his expenses, incurred in his services to the court since Epiphany Sessions 1723-4.

William Stanton of Brill, of the three hundreds of

p.95.  Ashendon, William Dawney, of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Gilbert Johnson of the three hundreds of Newport, John Tokefeild and John Mason, of the hundred of Burnham and William Styles, of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid £2.1s.0d., 8s.6d., £3.2s.0d., 8s.2d., 14s.0d. and £1.1s.0d. respectively for the passing of vagrants.

Francis Neale was also paid £40.13s.0d. to cover his expenses, incurred between Easter 1723-4 and Midsummer 1725, in services relating to the levying of a tax for the building of a new County gaol at Aylesbury.

P.96.  The petty constables of Akely were paid 12s.0d. and those of Foskett the same, for carrying the baggage of one troop of Brigadier Honeywood’s Dragoons from Buckingham to Northampton.

The removal order of John Purrior and his wife from Gothurst [Gotehurst, Gayhurst] to St. Andrews, Holborne, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.92/78)

p.97.  The removal order of John Gibbs, his wife, and their Son aged about three months, from Remingham to Aston Clinton, was quashed.  (Sess.R.92/79)

The removal order of Austin Chester and Elizabeth his wife, from North Crawley to Cattworth, co. Huntingdon Was confirmed.  (Sess.R.92/87)

The removal order of William George, Elizabeth his Wife, and Sarah their daughter, aged about two years, from

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Buckingham to Hackney, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.92/81)

p.98.  The removal order of Thomas Francis aged about sixteen years from Buckingham to Churchill, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.92/80)

The removal order of Thomas, Richard and Roseann, children of Martha Rose, singlewoman, from Burnham to Greenford [Ganford], co. Middlesex, was respited until the next Sessions.

p.99.  The appeal of Leonard Thompson senior, and Leonard Thompson junior, both of Loughton, further respited [see p.48].

Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford was employed to pass vagrants through the county for a salary of £5 per quarter, in place of his father James Bevyn, deceased.

p.100.  The complaint of Benjamin Harding of Whitchurch, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices.  The surveyors of Swanborne authorised to

The surveyors of Swanborne were authorised to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs in accordance with the Act of 3 and 4 William and Mary, c.12.

p.10l.  A similar order for the surveyors of Aylesbury.

The indictment against the inhabitants of chalfont St. Peters for not repairing the highway called the London Road, between Chalfont St. Peters and Chalfont St. Giles, was discharged.  (Sess.R.92/59)

The indictment against the inhabitants of Amersham for not repairing the highway between Amersham and Chalfont St. Giles was discharged.  (Sess.R.92/59)

The issues set on the inhabitants of Chepping Wyccombe for not repairing the highways were respited until the next Sessions.

The clerk of the peace to inspect all bills handed in to the court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next Sessions.

The indictment against John Short of Newton Longvile, baker, for breaking the Assize of bread, was quashed.

p.102.  John Lane senior and John Lane junior, debtors in  the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess.R.92/74)

The late treasurers for the King’s Bench and the Maimed Soldiers, who had not paid their sums in to the Court, were ordered to do so before the end of the next Sessions.

Robert Lowndes esquire, presented to the court a writ of ad quod dampnum, commanding the sheriff to inquire by the oaths of good and lawful men, whether it would be detrimental to the public if the same Robert Lowndes were to enclose a highway leading from Winslow to Little Horwood, and build another through his estate, as useful and convenient as the one enclosed.

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p.103.  The following were appointed by Richard Smith esquire, sheriff, to inquire into the matter, 7th July 1724:

Montague Gerrard Drake, John Fletewode, John Russell, Thomas Chapman, Richard Abell, Bernard Turney, Henry Andrews, John Rogers, Thomas Theed, Thomas Saunders, Thomas Scott, George Stone, Thomas Blake, George Illing and Thomas Rutland.

The writ was read in court and nobody appealed against the inclosure of the highway.  The writ and proceedings thereupon were therefore confirmed.

p.104.  Pursuant to an Act of Parliament of 11 George I, c.2l. the following debtors were discharged from gaol:

Prisoners By whom charged

William Coszens Mathew Loder

James Dalglish William Fowler and James Wilson

Henry Glenister Robert Cordwell

James Gibbs Richard Dell

P.105.

Thomas Steward William Norman, Wendover Bendbow  and Robert Stream

Jonathan Shrimpton John Dennis

Thomas Winslow Mary Hinde

Thomas Woods John Gilchrist

Thomas Wootton Francis Clemens and Richard Dell

It was ordered that the accounts of Mr. Neale, treasurer of the county stock, should be examined by the justices on Tuesday, 4th January, 1725-6 at nine in the morning, at the house in Aylesbury of William Dawney, called the Crown Inn.

pp.105-107.  The controversy between John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster, and Edward Butterfeild, rector of Slapton, Thomas Chappell and others, all of Slapton, concerning a right of way, was referred to Mr. Neale, clerk of the peace, because he lived in the neighbourhood of the way in question, to determine at the next sessions.

John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster his son, had claimed Purryer’s Lane as their own private way. The other parties insisted that it was a public way, along which they had a right to pass, although they could not do so, owing to the presence of a pond in the middle of the way, to and from Northfield and Westfield, common fields of Slapton.  Legal proceedings had been instituted following an attempt made, on 25th May, 1722, by Edward Butterfeild and others, to fill up the pond, at which the Buckmasters watered their cattle, with stones and rubbish.

P.108.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed or confessed.

Francis Heyward and Robert White, surveyors of the highways of Wootton Underwood, for not repairing Collywick Ford;  not guilty and discharged.

John Lowe- [Low];  guilty and was whipped [see p.90].

John Holloway; -traversed [see p.90].

Mary, wife of- Stephen Woodley;  guilty and fined ls.0d.  [see p.90].

Robert Canby, yeoman, Stephen Woodley and Mary his wife all traversed [see p.90].

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James Lucas and Thomas Glenister;  guilty and were fined 3s.4d. and ls.0d. respectively [see p.90].

P.109.  Fines.

Robert Cox of Aylesbury for failing to appear;  1s.0d.

Richard Newman of Marsh Gibbon;  1s.0d.

Phillip Bayley of Winslow;  1s.0d.

The fines of the persons on p.108.

Recognizances respited and entered into.

Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon and William Fisher of Amersham.

Thomas Hedges of Aston Abbotts and Richard Hedges of Cublington, to answer to Sarah Edmonds for bastardy.

John Cox for bastardy with Hannah Mitchell.

John Holloway of Winslow, husbandman, to Keep the peace towards Samuell Miller, “a poor Boy of the age of sixteen years;  sureties Rev. James Edmonds, rector, and William Marlow, tailor).  (Sess.R.91/33)

Stephen Woodley of Slough [New Windsor, co. Berks], labourer, for Mary his wife, to appear, and to keep the peace towards Robert Canby;  surety John How of the same, victualler.  (Sess.R.91/28)-

Robert Canby junior, of Slough, yeoman.

William Glenister of Winslow, to answer objections made towards him on the part of — Selby, an infant.  (Sess.R. 91/27)

Samuel Norman, glazier, William Gibbs, yeoman, and Phillip Bayley, collarmaker, all of Winslow, to appear with Samuel Miller of the same, aged sixteen years, and prosecute and give evidence against John Holloway.  (Sess.R.91/32)

Thomas Clark of Aylesbury, for Mary his wife, to appear to answer for an assault on Elizabeth, wife of William Woodward of the same, baker;  surety Francis Clark of Stoke Mandevile.  (Sess.R.92/22) - John Bason of Wendlebury, co. Oxon, yeoman, and John Gyles of the same, servingman, to prefer a bill of indictment against John Low, Servingman of the same.felony and to give evidence against him.  (Sess.R.92/21)

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, bailiff, to keep the peace towards Glenelme Falkner of East Burnham and towards William Mansfeild of Farnham;  surety William Robinson of Farnham Royal, victualler.  (Sess.R.91/25 and 92/23)

Thomas Radford of Towersy to answer for assault on Mary, wife of John Low of the same, labourer;  sureties John Buckland and Joseph North, both of the same.  (Sess.R. 92/20 and 41)

Richard Tattham [Tattam] of Newport Pagnell to answer for stealing a saddle from Thomas Parker of the same; surety James Tattham of Northmarston.  (Sess.R.91/34)

James Lucas of Neither Winchendon, to answer to Ursula Lucas for assault.  (Sess.R.91/35)

Recognizances discharged.

Francis Heyward, Robert White, John Short of Newton Longvile, William Robinson and John Treadaway, both of Farnham, Stephen Woodley of New Windsor, co. Berks, William Glenister, Thomas Glenister, Robert Eden, Joseph Bigg, Rev. James Edmonds, rector of Winslow, William Marlow, Samuel Norman, glazier, William Gibbs, yeoman, and Phillip Bayley, collarmaker, all of Winslow, John Deverell of Grandborough, Thomas Clark of Aylesbury, John Bason, yeoman,

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and John Gyles, servingman, of Wendlsbury, co. Oxon, Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, bailiff, Thomas Radford of Towersy, Richard Tattham (Tattam) of Newport Pagnell, and James Lucas of Neither Winchendon.

pp.110-113.  The court adjourned until Friday, 15th October, 1725.

Michaelmas Session at Buckingham.

A certificate of loss by fire on the part of more than 130 families dwelling at Buckingham, was addressed to the Right Hon. Peter Lord King, Baron of Oakham, Lord High Chancellor, petitioning for Letters Patent to collect funds to repair the loss.

A fire had broken out at Buckingham on Monday the 15th March 1725 about 7 o’clock in the evening, and was driven “by the Violence of the wind then very high to several parts of the town”.  It soon became irresistible, so that “in less than ten hours time it reduced to ashes ... the dwellinghouses of above 130 families ... with all their goods and merchandise”.  Thomas Harris, surveyor, Ralph Glave and John Suthdell, carpenters, and Jonathan Stanley and Joseph Fennymore, masons and bricklayers, estimated that the total damage done amounted to £19,141.17s.9d.

The following are the names of some of the sufferers by the fire:- John Butterfeild, John Fall, Joseph Gurney, Robert Stutchbury, Thomas Arris, William Jones, Elizabeth Eggerton, widow, William Battams, Joane Guy, Mary Clark, Mary Saunders, William Nelson, Joseph Syrett, Elizabeth Mills, widow, Sarah Markham, Susannah Turvey, John Mew, phillip Webster, Susannah White, Elizabeth Warr, widow, John Alibone, John Turnham, Elizabeth Glaspin, George Hannah, Thomas Gibbs, Elizabeth Hicks, Joseph Hawkins, Edward Jenkinson, Nathaniel Tims, Elizabeth Mills, spinster, John Hunt, Thomas Oakley, John Jones, William Cox, Ralph Glave, John Goodinch, Anthony Harris, Ralph Jolly, Richard Fennymore, William Pursell, William Burnard, John Carter, Mary Orme, widow, John Syrett, Frances Goodwyn, spinster, Edward Wilkyns, John Pursell, Beatrice Cowley, widow, Ursula Ethersey, widow, Richard Clark, Elizabeth Jolly, widow, Elizabeth Richmond, widow, John Williams, Thomas Bradford, Katherine Thornton, widow, Anne Pursell, spinster, William Halbird, John Arris, Joseph Fennymore, Martha Odcock, William Coley, Edmond White, Thomas Boughton, Thomas Massey, John Baker, John Nash, Anne Russell senior, Anne Russell junior, John Townshend, John Good, Henry Herbert, Henry Webster, Edward Gurnett, John Gurnett, William Watts, John Holt, Thomas Little, Nicholas Graw, John Holbird junior, Robert West junior, Thomas Robinson, Hester Clayton, spinster, Anne Reeve, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Wales, John Jeffkins, Richard Turpyn, Thomas Cooper, Eleanor Kelley, Anne Bradley, Sarah Hawkins, widow, Thomas Jeffs, John Cleydon, Walter Reade, Sarah Collett, widow, Anne Bell, widow, Margery Ingram, Anne Bull, Margery wife of Henry North, Thomas Hawkins, John Whitaker, Rebecca Holloway, Elizabeth Holbird, Anne Biggins, Thomas Dolphin, Benjamin Higgins, Robert White, Joan Huggins, widow, Susannah Arnett, Frances Owen, widow, Samuel Sheene, John Baker senior, Mary, wife of Thomas Webster, william Cox, Samuel Proofe, John Warr, Roger Atkinson, Martha, wife of Thomas Hawkins, Margery Burton, spinster, William Cooper, Lawrance Bishop, Thomas Bourne, Susannah Bilby, John Holton, John Collins and Thomas Warr.

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p.114.  [blank].

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Anne Miller of East Claydon;  in custody. (Sess.R.92/37)

Buckingham No one in custody.  (Sess.R.92/35) Chipping Wycomb No one in custody.  (Sess.R.92/36)

The controversy between Mary, wife of Thomas Clark and Elizabeth, wife of William Woodward, was settled amicably out of court.  (Sees.R.92/38)

Examinations.

Thomas Ingram said that he bought the saddle, which Thomas Parker of Newport Pagnell claimed as his, from Thomas Steward of the same, clockmaker.  Thomas Steward said that he had bought the saddle from Richard Tatham. (Sess.R.92/75)

Thomas Parker said that he had lost a saddle, and also confirmed the information of Ingram and steward.  (Sess.R. 92/76)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.93/22)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.93/25) Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 93/24)

EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

13th January, 1725-6.  [12 George I]

p.115.  Jurors for this body of the county.

William Baker of Weston, William Brooks of Aylesbury, Percival Chandler of Soulbury, Bernard Collins of Soulbury, Joseph Cooke of Bow Brickhill, William Cooper [Copper] of Adstock, Henry Costard of Monks Risborough, Thomas Edmonds of Aylesbury, Thomas Emerton of Nash, William Hawkins of Edlesborough, John King of Nash, Thomas Lake of Buckland, John Lane of Bletchley, Edward Norman of Bletchley, Samuel Parker of Marsh Gibbon, Thomas Ray junior, of Aylesbury, George Salter of Wycombe, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, Robert Scott of Adstock, David Shrimpton of Penn, Thomas Smith of Aylesbury, Thomas Tarbox of Soulbury and John Williams of Monks Risborough.

The following were not sworn:  Robert Adams of Surcott ”excused”, William Bell of Aylesbury, John Dennis of Penn, Richard Greenwood junior, and Thomas Greenwood of Haddenham,

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George Gurdon senior of Leckhampsted “not warned”, William Hewit of Edlesborough, Thomas Hore of Haddenham “no such person”, John Keen or Great Marlow, Thomas King of Nash, Henry Lack of Great Marlow, John Parker of Marsh Gibbon ”excused”, William Peele of Surcott “excused”, Robert Scriven of Hanslopp, William Shepeard junior, of Great Brickhill and William West of Great Marlow.

Jurors for the case against Robert Canby.

Thomas Bigg of Aylesbury, Ladyman Bradshaw of Marsh Gibbon, Thomas Brooks of Aylesbury, William Edmonds and Mathew Ginger of the same, James Hedges of Abbotts Aston, Thomas Kempster, Joseph Miller and Thomas Price of Aylesbury, Thomas Scott of Gawcott, William Sheldon of Aylesbury and John Welch of the same.  (Sess.R.93/28)

Jurors for the case against Stephen Woodley, labourer, and Mary his Wife.

John Brandon, Thomas Brice, Robert Brunsden, Joseph Cook, Thomas Dent, John Herbert, Thomas Lake, John Nash, George Salter, Alexander Saunders, John Turpyn and Thomas Twynam.  (Sess.R.93/29 )

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by the Rev. Alexander Burrell of Adstock; certified by James Edmonds, minister, and William Shelton, churchwarden of Winslowe and witnessed by Nicholas Frankland and John Judge, both of Adstock.  (Sess.R.93/31)

John Patten Burnham of Aylesbury;  certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and Paul Heywood and Isaac Judge, churchwardens of the same and witnessed by Arthur Crabb, gentleman, and Robert Wheeler, parish clerk, both of the same.  (Sess.R.93/30)

John Clowes of Wendover, excise officer;  certified by G. Ollyffe, minister, and John Poyner, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Samuel Brampton and John Draper. (Sess.R.93/33)

Samuel Bampton [Brampton] of Wingreve, excise officer;  certified as for John Clowes (above) and witnessed by John Clowes and John Draper.  (Sess.R.93/32)

The above also took the statutory oaths.

P.116.  William Butterfeild and John Shan also took the oath of allegiance.

Indictments.

The inhabitants of Abbotts Aston [see p.90].  (Sess.R. 92/61)

Thomas Dodd of Quainton, labourer, for harbouring William Crooke.  (Sess.R.93/1)

John Weatherhead of Whaddon-cum-Nash, labourer, for pound breaking.  (Sess.R.92/71)

William Davey of Hundridge, surveyor, for negligence. (Sess.R.92/70)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, John Typper of Drayton Parslow and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.

Benjamin Markham of Quarrendon, grazier [see p.90]. (Sess.R.92/61)

Robert Markham of Oveing and Thomas Grace of Stoke Mandevile [see p.90].  (Sess.R.92/61)

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Robert Powell of Waddesden [see p.90].  (Sess.R.91/61)

Joseph Bigg of Winslow, labourer, Joseph Kingham, Joseph Bigg and Henry Browne, all of Longwick in the parish of Princes Risborough, labourers, for assault on Richard Loosely senior, at Bledlow.  (Sess.R.93/7)

Joseph Bigg and Richard Vickers, both of Winslow, bailiffs of the Rt. Hon. Richard Smith, for assault upon and false arrest of Robert Botley and Richard Loosely junior. (Sess.R.93/4 and 5)

Lawrence Rickard of Whitchurch for assault upon and false arrest of Thomas Thorpe, at Dinton.  (Sess.R.93/6)

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall for assault on William Mansfeild.

Presentments.

The above five persons for recusancy.  (Sess.R.93/53, 57)

Robert Keene and John Floyd, both of Hambleton, for refusing to assist the constable in the execution of his office.  (Sess.R.93/57)

William Stanton of Brill, chief constable of the three hundreds of Ashendon, for negligence, presented by Thomas Saunders, Esquire, J.P.  (Sess.R.93/46)

p.117.  The inhabitants of Wendover, Buckland, Aston Clinton and Haulton, for not repairing the highway called Icknell Way leading from Tring to Wendover, presented by William Gore, Esquire, J.p.  (Sess.R.93/70-73)

The grand jury and the chief constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke and the petty constable of Stony Stratford had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.93/47-52, 54-56, 58-69)

Petty constables Sworn.

Chesham Bois John Studman vice Joseph Nash

Penn John Marsh vice Richard Hill

Newton Blossomvile Thomas Lett vice William Keightley

Weedon William Watkins vice Richard Burgess

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell keepers were paid their quarter’s salary.

p.118.  William Holton, Thomas Fowler and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £2.18s.3d., £2.15s.8d., and £2.5s.2d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £7.13s.l1d. for medicines and attendance.

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £5.9s.0d., his fee for curing “a gangreen and buboe in the groin of William Cozens, and a dislocation in the right arm of Edward Rymill”.

p.119.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s allowance for meat and necessaries for the poor prisoners, and also £4.9s.7d. for carrying prisoners to and from the last sessions and for providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.

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Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.10s. for maintaining and 10s. for clothing James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

P.120.  Richard Martyn of Little Brickhill and Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

Robert Adams of the three hundreds of Cottesloe, John Mason of the hundred of Burnham, John Tokefeild of the hundred of Burnham, William stiles of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid £1.8s.0d., 13s.0d., 8s.0d., and 16s.8d. for the like service, and similarly the petty constables of Ickford, 6s.0d., West Wyccombe 8s.6d., Stokegoldington and Olney £2.0s.0d. and Astwood 16s.0d.

The removal order of Henry Chandler and Elizabeth his wife from Drayton Parslow to Northmarston was quashed. (Sess.R.93/75)

The removal order of Samuel Harland [Hardland] and his wife from Quainton to Shipton Lee, was confirmed. (Sess.R.93/76)

p.122.  The removal order of John Gibbs, Mary his wife and one son from Aston Clinton to Stratton Audley, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.93/80)

The removal order of Hannah Hagar from Buckingham to St. Andrews, co. Hertford, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.93/74)

P.123.  The removal order of James Saikell and Rebeccah his wife from Becconsfeild to St. Margeretts, Westminster, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.93/78)

The removal order of Jane Dell, widow of John Dell then lately deceased, from Becconsfeild to Old Windsor, co. Berks, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.93/77)

The removal order of William Somerly and Anne his wife from Haversham to Horton, co. Northampton, was respited.  (Sess.R.93/79)

P.124.  The surveyors of the highways of Eaton and Windsor, authorised to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of highways.

A like order for Weston Turvile.

The poor rates for the parish of Brill were henceforth to be made “according to the pound Rate and not by yard Land or otherwise”.

The order of reference to the justices of the complaint of Leonard Thomson senior, and Leonard Thomson junior, both of Loughton, concerning poor rates, further respited until the next sessions [see p.48].

pp.125-128.  The controversy between John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster his son, and Edward Butterfeild, rector, lately deceased, Jeffery Bampton, Thomas Chappell, Robert Ames, Roger Howes, William Brincklow, Thomas Costyn, William Fleckney and John King, concerning the right of

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way along Purryer’s Lane, being referred to Francis Neale, esquire, to determine, Francis Neale gave judgment as follows: Those responsible for throwing rubbish into the pond across Purryer’s Lane were to clean the pond and build a ford through it.  The inhabitants of Slapton using Purryer’s Lane as a common highway were to be responsible for keeping it in repair, but John Buckmaster and Christopher Buckmaster and future occupants of their houses were to be exempted from this responsibility.  The Buckmasters were to set up and maintain, at each end of the lane, a fence with a gate in it to allow the passage of horses and carts [see p.105].

p.128.  The issues set on the inhabitants of Chepping Wyccombe for not repairing the highways were respited until the next sessions.

The clerk of the peace was to inspect the bills handed in to the court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

p.129.  The following debtors were discharged from gaol according to the Act [see p.104].

Prisoners By whom charged

Thomas Cooper Edward Lot and Thomas Nicholas

John Ford Mary Longford

Mary Horwood John Hillier

Paul Line Thomas Seabrooke

Thomas Pursell Thomas Bissell

Edward Rymull Anthony Yates and John Woodward

p.130.  Thomas Talbott of Upton, bricklayer, was restored to his estate in the parish of Eaton, of the value of £8 per annum.

At Epiphany Sessions 1719-20 it was made known to the court that Talbott had run away from Upton, leaving his four children as a charge on that parish.  Three of these, at a cost of £30, had been set to work, but the fourth, who was dumb and incapable of working, was provided for by the parish at the cost of 3s. per week.  It was therefore ordered that the parish should receive the rent of Talbott’s estate (which was in the possession of Joseph Ely, Talbott’s tenant), to cover these expenses;  the parish being now re- imbursed, Talbott’s application to be restored to his estate was granted [see Vol.V, p.122].

Order was given that Easter Quarter Sessions should be held at Aylesbury, since both Buckingham and Chepping Wyccombe were unsuitable for the purpose, being inconveniently situated, and necessitating expense in the transport of prisoners from the gaol at Aylesbury.  (Sess.R.93/89)

p.131.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Robert Canby;  not guilty and discharged.

The indictment against Stephen Woodley and Mary his wife was discharged [see p.90].

John Holloway withdrew his former plea of Not Guilty of assault on Samuel Miller, pleaded Guilty and was fined 1s.0d. [see p.90].

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall;  fined 1s.0d. [see p.116].

Fines.

The fines of the two persons as above.

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Recognizances entered into and respited.

Ann Milward of East Cleydon, spinster, with Richard Edmonds and John Short, both of Aylesbury, as sureties for her good behaviour.

George Mallard of Beirton, labourer, for bastardy with Elizabeth Humfry of Dagnall, spinster;  sureties William Cox of Aylesbury, victualler, and Robert Mallard of Walton, labourer.  (Sess.R.93/41)

The said Elizabeth Humfry, aged 22 years, named George Mallard, fellow servant with her to Samuel Mallard of Seabrook in the parish of Chedington, yeoman, as the father of her child.  (Sess.R.93/81)

Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon, William Fisher of Amersham, Hannah Mitchell of Aylesbury to answer to the officers of Aylesbury;  surety John Cox of the same.

Robert White of Henley-on-Thames, co. Oxon, joiner, for assault on John Woodbridge his apprentice;  sureties Richard Creaton [Crenton] of Halton, victualler, and John Clanvil of Hambleton, carpenter.  (Sess.R.93/44)

Jane Tuckwell of Aylesbury, spinster, to answer John Patten Burnham of the same;  surety Henry Hood, tailor of the same.  (Sess.R.93/42)

John Patten Burnham to answer the same Jane Tuckwell; surety Thomas Burnham of Aylesbury.  (Sess.R.93/43)

William Mansfeild of Farnham Royall, farmer, to prosecute Thomas Dorrell of the same.  (Sess.R.93/39)

Thomas Dorrell to answer to the same William Mansfeild;  surety William Bennet of the same.  (Sess.R. 93/45)

John Hill of Denham, yeoman, to answer to William Dorrell, son of the above Thomas Dorrell, his servant, for beating him immoderately;  surety Christopher Hill of the same, yeoman.  (Sess.R.93/38)

John Keely, junior, of Lane End, Great marlow, farmer, to answer concerning his detention of a horse belonging to Andrew Blowing of Swinbrooke;  sureties John Keely senior of the same, labourer, and Alexander Jones of Great Marlow, clockmaker.  (Sess.R.93/35)

John Matthews of Newton Longville, architect, to answer concerning the theft of a horse from William King of Bletchley, grazier;  surety Francis Bradford of Stony Stratford, victualler.  (Sess.R.93/36)

William King to give evidence against John Matthews. (Sess.R.93/37)

William King of Bletchley said that on 13th December 1725 there was stolen from him, and later found in the possession of John Matthews of Newton Longville, “a black gelding full aged with 2 or 3 white spots in the saddle place, sour head and a notch on the near ear, thickish tail 13 hands and a 1/2 high”.  (Sess.R.93/82)

It appearing that John Matthews bought the horse from Nicholas Worthilake, who had bought it from George Browning, Browning was committed to Newgate on suspicion of stealing the horse.  (Sess.R.93/83)

Thomas Luggins of Chepping Wycombe, bricklayer, for bastardy with Sarah Whiting of the same widow;  surety John Luggins of the same, gardener.  (Sess.R.93/40)

p.132.  Recognizances discharged.

John Holloway of Winslow, Jane Tuckwell, spinster, and John Patten Burnham of Aylesbury, William Mansfeild and Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall, John Hill, yeoman, of Denham, Robert Canby and Stephen Woodley.

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The “Great Floods and Badness of the Ways” having made it impossible for the justices to examine Mr.Neale’s accounts as ordered at Michaelmas Sessions 1725 [see p.105], Mr. Neale produced them in open court, when it appeared that he had received £1,677.1s.10d. since the last examination of his accounts, and had disbursed £1,666.8s.9d. up to the end of Michaelmas Sessions, 1725.  £10.13s. was therefore still due to the County.

pp.133-134.  [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Ann Miller;  still in custody.  (Sess.R. 93/87)

Buckingham No one in custody.  (Sess.R.93/86)

Chipping Wycomb William Edgerley, for being idle and disorderly, and absenting himself from his family;  discharged.

Elizabeth Smith, for being of lewd life and given to pilfering;  discharged after 20 days.

William Honor, for being a stubborn disorderly person, and stealing hedgewood; discharged.

David Miles, for being an idle disorderly fellow and absenting himself from his master, Mr. John Guy of Hambledon.

Thomas Wingrove, for being an idle disorderly person;  discharged.  (Sess.R.93/88)

The justices were to meet, to conclude their report on the Poor Rates for the parish of Loughton, at the Sarazen’s Head in Newport at 10 o’clock in the morning on “Wednesday next”.  Notice dated 1st January 1725-6 [see p.124]. (Sess.R.93/84)

Examination.

Mary Cook of Newton Longville, singlewoman, named Jeffery Hart of the same as the father of her child. (Sess.R.95/113)

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EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

21st April, 1726 [12 George I]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p.135.  Thomas Brandon of Aston Clynton, Henry Eeles of Brill, George Franklyn of Haddenham, Thomas George of Marsh Gibbon, Richard Greenwood junior, of Haddenham, Thomas Greenwood of the same, John Harvey of Aston Clynton, Richard Hawes of Oakley, James Kipping junior of Aston Clynton, Francis Kirby of Oakley, Edward Munday of Ellesborough, William Oliver of Chearsley, Edward pollard of Thornborough, Robert Reynolds of Dynton, William Rogers of Olney, Joseph Rose of Chearsley, James Smith of Ellesborough, John Southham of Marsh Gibbon, John Travill of Hanslopp, William Watkins of Hardwick-cum-Weedon, James Willyson of Hanslopp, Edward Winter [Tompson] of Long Crendon, Thomas Winter of the same, Thomas Woddell of Woolverton and John Wellhead [Woolhead] of Thornborough.

The following were not sworn:  John Batchellor of Ashley Green, Thomas Berry of Brill, Mathew Channer of Hundridge, Henry Cogdell of Botley, Robert Coles of Cublington, John Eustace of Haddenham, John Grace of Cublington, John Halsey of Chesham, Richard Hedges of Cublington, Richard Hodsden of Chesham, Daniel How of Hardwick-cum-Weedon, Joseph Lindley and Thomas Lovett of Chesham, Richard Madge of Long Crendon, Joseph Parnham of Ellesborough, John Randolph of Long Crendon, John Redding of Hardwick-cum-Weedon, John Seabrooke of Cublington, William Stanton of Brill, William Town of Ellesborough, William Twitchell of Ashley Green, Philip Ware of the same and Richard Woddell of Woolverton.  (Sess.R.94/94 and 97)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Parr of Datchett, esquire;  certified by Thomas Jenkinson, minister, and Edmond Carter, church warden, and witnessed by John Bentley and William Cox, all of the same.  (Sess.R.94/154)

Joseph Harris of Stony Stratford, officer of excise; certified by Lowde Bankes, minister, and Richard Spencer an Richard Phillips, churchwardens, of Newport Pagnell and witnessed by Gilbert Johnson and Thomas Cussins, both of the same.  (Sess.R.94/153)

Charles Lowndes of Chesham, esquire;  certified by John Ball, minister, and Thomas Brickwell and Nicholas Horwood, Churchwardens, of the same and witnessed by Samuel Ware senior, clerk, of Chesham, and Joseph Rowhgan. (Sess.R.94/125)

The above three persons also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting house.

The house of Phillip Wingfeild in Chepping Wyccombe was registered according to the act.

Indictments.

William Stanton of Brill, yeoman, for being negligent in his office of chief constable.  (Sess.R.97/10)

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William Beale of Cuddington, butcher, for assault on William Stanbridge.  (Sess.R.94/2)

The same William Beale for assault on Mary, wife of Thomas Miller.  (Sess.R.94/3)

Robert Keen and John Floyd, both of Hambledon, for refusing to assist the constable.  (Sess.R.97/9)

Thomas Collins of Hardwick, labourer, for assault on John Ginger.  (Sess.R.94/1)

Elisha Harrod of Wyrardsbury [Wraysbury], labourer, for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess.R.97/7)

John Typper of Drayton Parslow, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.

Mathew Ware of Chesham, blacksmith, for assault on Thomas Freear, tailor.  (Sess.R.97/11)

The inhabitants of Wendover, Buckland, Aston Clynton and Haulton, for not repairing the highway called Icknell Way, leading from Tring, co. Hertford, to Wendover.  (Sess.R. 97/13-16)

William Neighbour for assault on John Brown.  (Sess.R. 97/8)

Presentments of the constables.

Jane Clark, widow, and William Juggins, labourer, both of Becconsfeild, for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess.R. 94/4)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.94/99)

The constables of Bradenham, Fawley, Hugendon, Little Marlow, Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport, Stoke and Stoney Stratford had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.94/81-88, 90-93, 100-110)

The above five persons for recusancy.  (Sess.R.94/89 and 111)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King's Bench

and Marshalsea: Matthew Channer of Chesham and Francis Mortimer of Wingrave, vice John Birch and Robert Seabrooke. Philip Ware and John Robbins, both of Chesham, John Harborough of Ivinghoe Aston and John Wade of Masworth, were not sworn.  (Sess. R.94/68 and 70)

For the Maimed

Soldiers: Henry Geary of Wendover and John Perkins of Tingewick, vice Henry Geary and Thomas Bampton. Edward Munday of Elesborough, Henry Whitchurch of Stokemandivel, James Perkins of Tingewicke and Thomas Milward of Wadsdon were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/66 and 67)

p.137.  Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon Thomas Brice of Quainton and Thomas Phillips of Wornhall, vice Thomas Grimes and William Stanton.  Henry Birt of Etherop, Thomas Tame of East Cleydon, Thomas Moores of Oakley and William Grainge of Dorton were not sworn. (Sess.R.94/76 and 77)

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Easter Session, 21st April, 1726 [12 George I]

Aylesbury Edward Brangwell of Haddenham vice John Dossett William Dawney senior of Aylesbury to continue.  Richard Smallbrook of Dinton, James Smith of Elsborrough, William Wells of Aston Clinton, Thomas Lake of Buckland and William Brooks of Aylesbury were not sworn.  (Sess.R. 94/75 and 78)

Buckingham Henry Tharp of Preston Bissett and John Hillsden of Padbury vice William Clark and John Phillpott.  Henry Markham senior and Ambrose Durrant senior, both of Tingewick, Robert Scott and William Cowper, both of Adstock were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/62 and 64)

Cottesloe Nathaniel Kimpton of Cheddington and Edward Duncombe of Dinton vice Robert Adams and William Stevens.  Mile Halle of Hardwick, Edward Beckley of Swonburn, Thomas Keene of Wingrave and Jeffery Bampton of Mentmore were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/63 and 80)

Newport John Putnam of Woughton and Richard Phillips of Newport Pagnell vice William Cooke and Gilbert Johnson.  Thomas Frame and John Turne, both of Stoke, John Purrott and Thomas Travell, both of Newport Pagnell, were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/61 and 65)

Burnham Thomas Williamson of Burnham and Edward Kitson of Bottley vice John Mason and John Tockfeild Henry Coulsell, quaker, and Thomas Bayle, both of Burnham, Richard Widmer and Richard Gate were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/74 and 79)

Desborough John Spicer of Chepping Wyccombe to continue. Thomas Durling of Great Marlow vice William Mole.  Christopher Comyns of Great Marlow, Henry Lack of Little Marlow, Robert Hobbs of West Wyccombe, Robert Davis of Wyccombe Forrens and Thomas Widmore of Hugendon were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/72 and 73)

Stoke William Kedge of Denham and John Dell of

Datchett vice Robert Styles and William Styles. Robert Dixson of Eaton, Francis Bowery of Horton, Thomas Carter of Denham and Robert Wood of Langley were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/69 and 71)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Aston Abbotts John Milenor and Edward Eelin vice Thomas Mortimer and Henry Whitborne.  (Sess.R.94/50)

Adstock Jonathan Toe vice Thomas Sear.  William Cooper and William Hill were not sworn. (Sess.R.94/49)

Adtone Sandford Samuel Williams vice Samuel Lambert. (Sess.R.94/22)

Brandsfee John Keene (tithingman) and John Anthony vice Thomas Burnham and William Reynor. Stephen Nash and Edward Gomm were not sworn. (Sess.R.94/58)

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Easter Session, 21st April, 1726 [12 George I]

Becconsfeild Thomas Hatch and William Tompson vice Edward Woodbridge and Richard Seare.  John Joanes and William Carter were not sworn. George Bolton and Hugh Tempson, tithingmen, vice John Dorrell and James Gregory.  (Sess.R. 94/14a)

Beachampton John Burges vice John Godfery.  (Sess.R.94/59)

Brill Phillip Scholey vice Thomas Jenkins.  (Sess.R.94/33a)

Borestall Edward Davis vice William Bampton.  (Sess.R.94/33a)

Broughton John Britain vice John Paice [Page].  (Sess.R.94/42)

Bow Brickhill Samuel Hancombe vice Joseph Hicks.

Bradenham John Taylor vice [blank].  William Wingrove was not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/14)

Buckland John Elliot vice [blank] Thorne.  Richard Godman and Matthew Dorell were not sworn. (Sess.R.94/51)

Beirton John Tippett vice [blank].

Charndon Thomas George vice Robert Hitchcock

Cippenham James Nicholls vice John Bannister.

Samuel Rose was not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/39)

Burnham Edward Perryman vice John Vane.  Charles

Green and John Goldwin were not sworn. Witnessed by the following inhabitants of Burnham:  John Batting, Daniel pontefex, John Rumball, William Rowls, William Fellow, Robert Mason and George Feild.  (Sess.R.94/42a)

East Burnham- Thomas Sexton vice John Trott [Tratt].

cum-Britwell John Edson was not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/38)

Burnham Town Thomas Taylor, tithingman.  Richard Boveington junior, was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 94/42a)

Cuddington John Guilford vice William Timberlake.

Jeremy West and Charles Guilford were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/32)

Cleydon Steeple Thomas Ley vice William Wallis.  (Sess.R. 94/37a)

Cheddington Samuel Seare vice Nathaniel Brickett. (Sess.R.94/35)

Drayton Beauchamp  Daniel Browne vice Peter Thornton. John Smith was not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/20)

Drayton Parslow Thomas Bates and Phillip Bates vice William Price [Pearce] and Robert Thorne. (Sess.R.94/36a)

 

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p. 138.

Denham John Apsley and Richard Davis vice Richard Edlyn and Thomas Cutler.  George Stiles (Style) and Hark Abel White [Eblewhite] were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/18 and 25)

Datchett James Bennett and William Early vice Mathew Welch and John Welch.  (Sess. R. 94/27)

Chesham Robert Jons [Jony] and Thomas Fryer vice Anthony Chinson [Thomas Keen] and Daniel Sparkes.  (Sess. R. 94/56)

Cheynes John Naylor vice Jacob Dell.  Jeremiah Puddefoot was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/53)

Ashley Green  Thomas Gate vice Daniel Clerk.  John Wethered was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/52)

Hundridge Thomas Carter vice Giles Shank.  Ellis Cogdell was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/55)

Asheridge John Peirce vice Edward Johnson.  (Sess. R. 94/54)

Bellingdon Thomas Statham vice Antony Chinson [see above

Chesham.  (Sess. R. 94/56)

Eaton Guildeables

Thomas Marrick [Mayrick]

Henry Goldwyn, Robert East and John, Bunny vice James Mitchell, William Appleby, David Williams liam Lee [Loe].  Richard Luing, Charles Cotton, Daniel White junior, William Darvill were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/31)

Ellesborough  John Hitchcock and Joseph Parnham vice Thomas Aldridge and John Christmas. Williams Flitt was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/34)

Bottley Thomas [James] Forster vice Thomas Hawkins. (Sess. R. 94/55)

Fulmore Thomas Roberts vice James Price.  (Sess. R. 94/30)

Great Kimble Thomas Symons vice Thomas Favour [Fafer].

Francis Clarck was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/19)

Grendon Underwood George Kirby vice Lawrence Bailey.  (Sess. R. 94/47)

Hillersden: William Salisbury vice John Ware.  (Sess. R.94/37a)

Haversham Henry Atterbury vice John Blencoe.  (Sess. R.

94/51)

Horton John weyman [Wayman] and William Tilliar vice John Keeley and Henry Smither. Robert Hertwell, tithingman vice William Reynolds.  (Sess. R. 94/28)

Hedgerley Benjamin Pizey vice Edward Chilton.  (Sess. R. 94/26)

Ickford Isaac Howell vice Thomas Coles.  (Sess. R. 94/33a)

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Leckhampstead William Judge vice Willam Hurst.  (Sess. R.94/24)

Lillingston Dayrell Thomas Norman vice John Capon [Caporn] (Sess. R. 94/10)

Hardwyck Michaell Hall vice Aron Burgis.  John Turpin was not swon.  (Sess. R. 94/23)

Loughton Richard Kent vice Edward Gladman.  (Sess. R.94/11)

Little Hampden William Wright vice William Arnot.  Joseph Ginger was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/33)

Hogston Thomas Turnhan to Continue.

Mursley John Bence, William Ruggins and William Booden vice Richard Smith [William Sered], William Atwell and William Dixon.  (Sess. R.

94/39a)

Mentmore Thomas Braadon and Benjamin Taylor vice [blank] (Sess. R. 94/36)

Middleton John Abbott vice John Head.  (Sess. R. 94/11)

Keynes

Northmarston Charles Price vice Robert Wade [Warde].

(Sess. R. 94/41a)

North Crawley John Roberts and Benjamin Neale vice John Sams and Thomas Hall.  (Sess. R. 94/11)

Northall John Varrey vice Richard Stones.  (Sess. R.94/48)

Swanborne Edward Ellott and Benjamin Row vice William Bampton and Michael Symonds.  William Lane was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/21)

Stokehamond John Fountaine and Thomas Fuller vice Join Franklyn and Bernard Fountayne.  (Sess. R. 94/42)

Sympson John Goodman vice Nicholas Lucas.  (Sess. R. 94/42)

Saunderton Edward Neighbour.  William Mead was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/13)

Slapton Robert Eames [Hames] vice Mathew Goodson. (Sess. R. 94/44)

Stewkley Richard Tatham vice [blank] Britnell

Padbury John Bunce junior and William Booden vice Richard Smith and William Dixon.  (Sess. R. 94/40)

Shaulston Aaron Gibbs vice John Strange [Strainge] (Sess. R. 94/37a)

Studley William Spencer vice John Saunders.  (Sess.R. 94/33a)

 

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Stone Joseph Jennings vice Henry Whitehead.William Plomer was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/57)

Twyford Thomas Hughes [Hewes] vice John Chilton.  (Sess. R. 94/37a)

Taplow George Bewan vice John Stanniot.  John Becke was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/37)

p. 139.

Thornton John Judge vice Simon Robinson.  (Sess. R. 94/17)

Thornborough William Allen and John King vice Edward Holdan and John Bonham. (Sess. R. 94/46)

Towersey Thomas Heath Vice Joseph North.  (Sess. R. 94/34a)

Wexham Samuel Joell vice William  Buckland.  (Sess. R.90/29)

Waddesdon John Wellington vice Thomas Dewberry.  (Sess. R.94/16)

Wavendon Thomas Leaster vice William Litchfeild.  (Sess. R.94/42)

Wooburne Michael Barnett and Richard Dell vice Robert

Riddle and John Andrews.  (Sess. R. 94/12 and 35)

Grove Thomas Foex vice Thomas Newland.  (Sess. R. 94/15)

Linslade Simon crease vice George Nash.  (Sess. R. 94/60)

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, William Tuckwell and Thomas Cusins, the bridewell-keepers were ach paid their quarter’s salary.

P. 140.  Angell Weard, William Holton and Thomas Fowler, bakers, were paid £3.10s.9d., £3.9s.9d. and £2.17s.1d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £6.19s.2d. for medicines and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, Was paid his quarter’s allowance for food and necessaries for poor p. 141.  prisoners.  He Was also paid £2.17s.6d., his expenses in providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, Was paid £7.15s.0d., his fee for curing “a Luxacion in the foot of Thomas Ratford, the throat of John Gibbs cut by himself at the Time of his Commitment with the Exfoliation of a foul Bone on his shin and likewise a Tumour on the 0s Pubis of John Lane”.

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.10s. for maintaining and l0s.0d. for Clotning James Absolam a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson a County child.

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p. 142.  Richard Martin and Phillip Bevy, petty constables of Little Brickhill and Stony Stratford received their quarter’s payment for passing vagrants through the county.

Robert Adams of the three hundreds of Cottesloe, William Cooke of the three hundreds of Newport, Gilbert Johnson of the three hundreds of Newport, John Tokefeild junior, of the hundred of Burnham, Robert Stiles, of the hundred of Stoke and John Mason, of the hundred of Burnham, p. 143.  all Chief constables were paid £1.3s.0d., £1.6s.6d., £3.0s.0d., £1.6s.2d., £1.12s.6d. and £1.lls.0d. respectively for the like.

Richard Martyn, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was also paid 10s.0d. for the like service.

The removal order of William Somerly and Anne his wife, from Haversham to Horton, co. Northampton was quashed.

The removal order of William Miller and Ann his wife from Aylesbury to Berkhampstead, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 94/141)

p. 144.  The removal order of Mathew Ashby and Elizabeth his  wife, from Stone-cum-Bishopstone to Hartwell , was quashed. (Sess. R. 94/137)

The removal order of Thomas Cooke and Alice Cooks his  daughter, from Great Lindford to Newport Pagnell, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 94/143)

The removal order of Elizabeth Lovett, spinster, from  Chouldsbury to Berkhampstead St.Peters, was respited until  the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 94/138)

The removal order of John Hillsdon, his wife, and five  children named James, Thomas, William, Ann and Joyce, from  Aylesbury to Buckland was quashed.  (Sess. R. 94/140)

The removal order of Hannah Adams from Newport Pagnell to Elstow, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 94/144)

p. 146.  The removal order of Thomas Hobbs the elder, Anne his wife, Mary their daughter aged three years, and Thomas their son aged one and a quarter years, from West Wycombe to St. Clements Danes, was respited until the next sessions. (Sess. R. 94/145)

The removal order of Charles Orchard and Katherine his  wife from Buckingham to Fritwell, co. Oxon, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 94/142)

p. 147.  The removal order of Samuel Halsworth, Mary his wife, and Ann, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth and Susannah his children, from Buckingham to Liverpoole, co. Lanes.  Was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 94/139)

The removal order of Francis Payne aged ten years, and  Mary Payne aged 7 years, children of Edward Payne, deceased,  from Ivinghoe to Cheddington was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 94/136)

The removal order of John Kendrick and Anne his wife  from Ivinghoe to Nether Winchendon, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 94/135)

The removal order of Rechard Impey aged 13 years, from  Ivinghoe to Billington in the parish of Leighton Buzzard,  co. Bedford, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 94/134)

 

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p. 148.  The workmen who had been working on the new County gaol at Aylesbury were to present to the Court at the next sessions, an account of what money was due to then for work done, and an estimate of the cost of completing the work.

The Justices desired that notices should be sent to all acting Justices of the Peace in the county of Buckingham to the effect that they should all meet at the next sessions to consider what measures should be taken for the completion of the gaol.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine the bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

p. 149.  The trustees of the Royal Charity of Poor Folks’ Pasture in the parishes of Brill and Boarstall produced their books of accounts to the Court.

The trustees of the said Charity in the parish of Boarstall, reported that they had nominated Thomas Phillips of Wornhall as a trustee in place of William Rice, deceased. (Sess. R. 94/129)

The trustees of the said Charity in the parish of Oakley produced their books of accounts to the Court.

The wages for labourers and servants, the rates for land carriage, and the prices for salt and billetting soldiers were to remain as settled at Easter Sessions 1725.

The complaint of William Beale junior of Cuddington, butcher, concerning wages due to him from William Stonebridge of the same, was referred to Thomas Ingoldesby, esquire, Justice, to determine at the next sessions.

The recognizance of the said Stonebridge was respited.

The request of William Burnham that he might be relieved of the office of Surveyor of the Highways of Wendover, seeing that, although he had served that office for the year 1724-25, he had been again nominated to it, was granted, and Thomas Tuffyn was nominated in his place.

p. 150.  The complaint concerning poor rates, of Leonard Thomson senior and Leonard Thomson junior, both of Loughton, being referred to the justices, the justices made their report, sealed 31st March, 1726, that they had estimated the value of the estates of the following persons, all inhabitants of Loughton rated at 2d. in the £1.

Name

Description of Estate

Value of

Poor

 

 

Estate

Rate

 

 

£. s. d.

s. d.

The Rev. Leonard

house, glebe and

 

 

Thomson, rector

tythes

103. 11. 8.

17. 3.

Charles Holt

house, offices, barns,

 

 

 

Stables, large orchard,

 

 

 

garden, dove-house,

 

 

 

Great Close, Great

 

 

 

Holme, Barley Close &

 

 

 

arable land 160 acres

87. 0. 0.

14. 6.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Hanslopp

house, orchard, gardens,

 

 

 

dove-house, Ley Close,

 

 

 

Dove-house Close, Square

 

 

 

Close, Sisters Close,

 

 

 

Rukely Close and a

 

 

 

Spinney there

42. 0. 0.

 

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Name

Description of Estate

Value of

 

Poor

 

 

Estate

 

Rate

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

s.

d.

Mr. Hanslopp

Stonepitt Close, laid to

 

 

 

 

 

 

[cont.]

Sisters

3

0

0

 

 

 

 

House, pightle and malting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

late rented by H. Osborne

3

0

0

 

 

 

 

late Gilbert’s land

3

15

0

 

 

 

 

late Smith’ s land 13½ acres

3

0

0

 

 

 

 

late Smith’s Closes

10

10

0

 

 

 

 

land adjoining Olfeild,

1

5

0

 

 

 

 

5 acres

1

5

0

 

 

 

 

A spinney lately stocked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up and ploughed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A farm house, a home close,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 limeslade closes, 130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acres of arable late rented

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by J. Masters

47

0

0

 

 

 

 

Total

114

13

0

 

19

 

Newell and Parrott’s houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Bliss’s

house

1

10

0

 

 

3

William Jarvise

house, orchard, How- craft Close, Birds Foot Close, meadow and arable

33

13

0

 

5

7

William Thomson

Houses, malting house, closes, meadow & 80 acres arable

47

0

0

 

7

10

Thomas Holt

house, Home close, Jones’s Holme Close, & 90 acres arable

30

0

0

 

5

0

Richard Kent

part of his house, Home Close, New Close and 75 acres arable

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Tew

part of the said house

31

15

0

 

5

John Bell

house, Home Close, Paine’s Close, a meadow and arable

58

 2

0

 

9

8

Thomas Boot

arable and Church Close rented from Bell

5

10

0

 

 

11

Edward Goodman

Shoulder of mutton and 2 acres arable rented from Bell

2

 8

0

 

 

Foulk Button

house, Home Close, 2 closes at Goblins Ditch, meadow and 120 acres arable

45

0

0

 

7

6

William Brown

house and pightle over England, Lower England, Barker’s Close & another close

32

0

0

 

5

8

Inhabitants of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loughton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremiah Gantborne house, Little Home & 2 meadows

21

0

0

 

3

6

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Easter Session, 21st Apri1, 1726 [l2 George I]

Name

Description of Estate

Value of

Poor

 

 

Estate

Rate

Henry Sumner

house, pightle & 30 acres arable, pightle & 20 acres arable, Church land, 3 small Closes rented from Mr. Holt, 5 acres arable rented from Mr. Thomson

21

12

0

3

7

Edward Goodman

the house he lives in and pightle, house, Close, meadow, and 120 acres arable rented from Mr. Smith, Toomes pightle, meadow & 15 acres arable rented from Broughton \ill\ and 10 acres rented from J. Clare

49

14

0

8

3

Robert Scott

the Inn, Dove—house & 2 Closes

20

0

0

3

4

John \ill\

house, Home Close, 2 meadows and 95 acres arable

42

0

0

7

0

Elizabeth Osborne

house and Home Close

8

12

0

1

5

Edward \ill\

a meadow & 3 acres arable rented from Elizabeth Osborne

4

8

0

 

Hugh Fowler

his houses

2

10

0

 

5

Thomas Boot’s house

1

0

0

 

2

Thomas Grainger

house, pightle & Well close

5

0

0

 

10

Joseph Goodman

house and pightle

3

0

0

 

6

John Roberts of

Woughton a meadow

4

0

0

 

8

John Yates

house and pightle

4

0

0

 

8

Richard Pointer

house and pightle

1

0

0

 

2

John Burgis

house and pightle

1

0

0

 

2

John Bigg

house and pightle

1

0

0

 

2

Henry Goodman

house and Close

1

15

0

 

Widow Roberts

a close

1

15

0

 

Jonathan Matthew house and orchard

1

15

0

 

John Matthew’s

house

1

0

0

 

2

Daniell Jones’s

house

1

0

0

 

2

Thomas Woodward’s house

2

0

0

 

4

William Bunyon

house and Close

6

0

0

1

0

Samuell Evans

house and garden

-

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Easter Session, 21st April , 1726[12 George I]

The Rt. Hon. Richard, Lord viscount Cobbam Presented to the court a writ of ad quod dampnum, commanding the Sheriff to inquire by the oaths of good and lawful Men, Whether it would be detrimental to the public if the Said Lord Cobham were to enclose that part of the common highway called. Dadford Way that runs from Dadford Ford in the hamlet of Dadford in the parish of Stow to the Headway in Stopp’s Ground in the same parish, provided that he built another road from Dadford Ford and across five of his own fields called Bandland Field, Hoghole, Bruces, Sales Ground and Great Rynell.

P. 151.  The following were app\ill\ by the Sheriff, Thomas Uthwat, to inquire into the mat\ill\ Henry Andrews, William Pollard, William Hartley senior, George Collins, John Thayer, John Rogers, Joseph Hartley, Richard Chilton, Simon Mayn, John Butterfeild, Thomas Deelay S\ill\ Major, John whittaker, Alexander Townshend, Henry M\ill\ Fellow, James Nazebee, John Phillpott, George South\ill\ Hogg and William Turpyn.

The writ having b\ill\ read \ill\ acur\ill\one making objections or ca\ill\laints\ill\writ and the proceedings thereon were Confirmed.

P. 152.  Edward Clark, bricklayer, was paid £21, his bill for erecting a brick well “in a most strong and substantiall manner” after enlarging the place then used as the County gaol.

The complaint of Thomas \ill\ce and others, of Great Missendon, conc\ill\ Referred to the justices to determine at the next Session.

The surveyors of the highways of Chepping Wycoombe were authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for repairs to the highways.

p. 153.  Like orders for the surveyors of the highways of the parish of Colebrooke, and of the hamlet of Waterside in the parish of Chesham.

The issues set on the inhabitants of Chepping Wyccombe, Aston Clynton, Aylesbury and Buckland, Were spared.

The indictments against the inhabitants of Aston Abbotts, Haulton and Wendover were discharged.  (Sess. R. 94/98 and 147)

The indictment against William Stanton of Brill was discharged.

Joseph Miller was appointed a baker to the poor prisoners in the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 94/133)

Thomas Cox of Boarstall, Peter Rivers of Great Marlow and Edward Edgson [Edgeson] of EastBurnham, poor debtors were granted the daily allowance ofCounty bread.  (Sess. R. 94/131)

p. 154.  Sarah Black was discharged from the house of correction  at Chepping Wyccombe.

Samuel Gurney of Dynton, committed to the County gaol for bastardy with Rebeccah Saunders, was discharged on the payment of £3.9s.4d. to the officers of the parish of Haddanham, where the child was born.

The order, made at Epiphany Session 1725/6 [see p. 130],

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for the relief of Thomas Talbott by the parish of Upton, was discharged.

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

John [William] Davy of Hundridge, surveyor of highways, for neglecting his duty: traversed.

William Beale pleaded Guilty to both charges of assault, and was fined ls.0d. on each [see p. 136].

Joseph Bigg of Winslow, Joseph Bigg of Longwyck, and Henry Browne of the same pleaded Guilty to assault and were each fined 2d.  [see p. 116].

Joseph Bigg of Winslow pleaded Guilty to two charges for extortion and was fined 2d. on each.

Henry Parker, labourer, pleaded Guilty to assault on the constable of Wendover, and was fined 2d.

p. 155.  Fines.

The fines of the five persons convicted on p. 154.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Thomas Luggins of Chepping Wyccombe for bastardy with Sarah Whiteing; surety John Luggins of the same.

Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon, William Fisher of Amersham and Hannah Mitchell of Aylesbury to appear; surety John Cox of Aylesbury.

Robert White of Henley on Thames to answer to George Woodbridge his servant; sureties Robert Cleaton and John Clanvill.

Jeffery Hart of Newton Longvile, to answer for bastardy with Mary Cooke.  (Sess. R. 94/114)

Peter Bull of Aspley, co. Bedford, and Thomas Hart, sureties for the above Jeffery Hart to appear.  (Sess. R. 94/113)

John Jasper of Great Lindford, tailor, to answer concerning bastardy with Hannah Mise; sureties William Ward of the same, yeoman, and John Burton of Hanslopp, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 94/122)

William Beale the younger of Cuddington, butcher, to answer for several misdemeanors: sureties William Verey, gentleman, and Richard Baker, farmer, both of the same. (Sess. R. 94/120)

John Pleasted [Plested] of Cuddington, shoemaker, to prosecute William Beale for assault on him, John Pleasted.  (Sess. R. 94/119)

Thomas Miller, victualler, and William Standbridge, both of Cuddington, to give evidence against William Beale. (Sess. R. 94/118)

William Standbridge to answer William Beale concerning the detention of £17.0s.l1d. wages.  (Sess. R. 94/116)

Brightwell Holeyman of Cuddington, to give evidence concerning assault by William Beale on William Standbridge and Thomas Miller.  (Sess. R. 94/117)

Thomas Ware of Chesham, blacksmith, for Matthew Ware, blacksmith, his son, to answer for assault on Thomas Freear, tailor, “now dead”.  (Sess. R. 94/115)

William Neighbour of Weston Turvile, to answer for assaulting John Brown of Ailsbury when he refused “to break out of the way for the said William Neighbour”. (Sess. R. 94/121)

John Kendrick of Nether Winchendon, farmer, to be of good behaviour, and to appear.  (Sess. R. 94/112)

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Recognizances discharged.

William Beale junior, butcher, William Verey, gentleman, Richard Baker, farmer, John Pleasted, shoemaker, Thomas Miller, victualler, William Standbridge and Brightwell Holeyman, all of Cuddington, William King of Bletehley, John Mathews of Loughton, Francis Bradford of Stony Stratford and Thomas Ware of Chesham.

p. 156.  [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Margaret Ray of Wing.  (Sess. R. 94/150)

Buckingham Ann Miller of East Claydon, spinster, for “cutting down and destroying four trees of Elm and Ash planted in a walk in the grounds of John Raltock and Thomas Snow”, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 94/149)

Chipping Wycomb Richard Absolom for “cutting down several stems of Hazle and other wood”; to be set to hard labour for three months.

James Manley for “leaving a female bastard child in the parish of Stoke Poges”; discharged.

Henry Collett, committed by Judge powis for one year.

Sarah Blake [Black] (Sess.  R.  94/151)

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

Samuel Gurney and William Beale.  (Sess. R. 94/152)

Warrant.

Warrant for the arrest of Sarah Black [Blake], of Agmondisham, spinster.  She “is an idle and disorderly person and though several times tried will not keep her service”.  She was to be set to work, given “moderate punishment” and allowed maintenance “as she shall deserve by her labour”.  (Sess. R. 94/146)

Petition.

Sarah, widow of Richard Staniford of Solebury, brick- layer, lately deceased, stated that her husband was a master bricklayer employed in building the new gaol at Aylesbury, in the course of which work he contracted debts to the extent of £230.  Being “threatened with divers Arrests from the Creditors”, she begged the court to refund her the money.  (Sess. R. 94/132)

Order.

By order of the justices, Jeffery Hart was to pay 1s.6d. weekly, and Mary Cook 6d. weekly, towards the maintenance of their bastard child.  (Sess. R. 95/95)

Examinations.

John Plestid [Pleasted], tailor, said that “as he was at work on his Shopboord Thomas millers Little girle came and called him and tolld him that Win. Beale was a beating her mother”.  Plestid went to the house and

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“talked with Beale and gave him all the good words as could be, but he the said Beale fell upon him and struck him severall blowes and afterwards went to his house and broke his windowes”.  (Sess. R. 94/95)

Brightwell Hollyman said that Thomas Miller refused William Beale a pot of ale “with that Beale fell a calling and abuseing Miller very much”.  Later, Stonebridge ”desired him to be easy and not call and abuse folkes so, with that he fell a calling of Stanbridge and punched him with his elbow and at last struck him and Stonbridge struck him againe with the tongs and we parted them and turned Beale out of Doors and beale Endevored to break in againe”. (Sess. R. 94/96)

Thomas Miller said that Beale abused him and his wife. Stonebridge struck Beale on the head with the tongs.  Beale broke the latch in his efforts to re-enter the house.

William Stanbridge said that Beale “punched him on the breat twice which hurt him very much and then struck him on the face and furthermore abused him in words that he almost goes in Danger of hie Life”.  (Sess. R. 94/148)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 94/7)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 94/8)

Writ of capias, see Appendix,No. II.  (Sess. R. 94/9)

MIDSUMMER session

AT AYLESBURY

14th July, 1726 [12 George I]

Jurors for the body of the county.

P. 157.  Robert Adams of Wing, Edward Austin of Wavendon, Thomas Barrett of Turweston, Thomas Bawdrik of Bierton, John Bennett of Chalfont St. Peters, John Brangwyn of Long Crendon, William Brooks of Aylesbury, Robert Cooke of Chalfont St. Peters, Mathew Dodd of Farnham, Henry Geary of Bierton, Thomas Grace of Stoke Mandeville, Samuel Gurney of Hulcott, Richard Hearne of Long Crendon, William Hearne of the same, Richard Hunt of Chalfont St. Peters, Thomas Hunt of the same, Thomas Ingram of Wingrave, Joseph Lucas of the same, Thomas Thorne of Bierton, Thomas Yeary of Wornhall, Richard [Robert] Webb of Turweston, William Webb of Bierton, Thomas Winter of Wornhall, William Woolhead of Little Brickhill and Thomas Yates of Turweston.

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The following were not sworn: Edward Blew of Little Brickhill, John Collins of Quainten, Henry Cock of Chalfont St. Giles, John Deverell of Quainten, William Ford of Stoke Mandeville, William Frowde of Becconsfield, William Gaffiele of Wingrave, John Grove of Tingewick, Humfrey Hewes of Farnham, Henry Markham, senior, of Tingwick, Edward Norman of Bletchley, William Peele of Wing, Andrew Redding of Chalfont St. Giles and John Whitmill of Tingwick.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Benjamin Young of Chepping Wyccombe, esquire; certified by S. Guise, minister, and Ralph Pettipher and John Doney, churchwardens, of the same and witnessed by John Welch and Samuel Welles, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 95/117)

Richard Saunders of Aylesbury, esquire; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and Isaac Judge,- churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Joseph Bell and Arthur Crabb, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess. R. 95/117a)

John Welch of Chepping Wyccombe, gentleman; certified as for Benjamin Young and witnessed by Benjamin Young and Samuel Welles.  (Sess. R. 95/116)

Daniel Baker, junior of Penn, esquire; certified by J. North, minister, and John Whitborne senior, churchwarden, of Bradenham and witnessed by Richard Roberts and Robert Lambert, both of Penn.  (Sess. R. 95/115)

William Hartly junior, of Stony Stratford; certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and Michael Penn, church- warden, of the same and witnessed by William Hawkins and Samuel Davis, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 95/118)

The above five persons also took the statutory oaths.

The following took the oath of allegiance: the Rev Richard Plaistow, Richard Phillips, John Putnam, Edward Duncombe, John Hillesden, William Kedge, Nathaniel Kimpton, Edward Brangwyn, Thomas Phillips, Thomas Brice, Henry Thorp, Thomas Durling, John Spicer, Thomas Williamson, Edward Kitson, John Dell and William Dawney.

p. 158.  Meeting houses.

“The new erected house situate at Chesham” and the dwelling house of John Wise at Knaphill in the parish of Hugendon were certified according to the act.

Conviction of swearers.

Robert Cox [Fox] of Princes Risborough, gentleman, convicted by the oath of Catherine Welch of Monks Risborough, was certified to have sworn ten profane oaths for which he had paid a fine of £1, and John Browne of Upton, victualler, thirty-nine oaths.  (Sess. R. 95/89 and 90)

Indictments.

William Varnall of Eaton, labourer, for assault on  Thomas Mayrick, constable.  (Sess. R. 95/1 and 7)

Phillip Dorrick of Eton, labourer, and Franceshis  wife, for assault on Richard Parlow.  (Sess. R. 95/4)

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Jane Clark, widow, and William Juggins, both of Becconsfeild, for keeping unlicensed ale-houses.

John Deane of Dorney, gardener, for assault on Sarah Jarvis [Gervis] , spinster.  (Sess. R. 95/3)

Anthony Druery of Wendover, gentleman, for assault on John Smith.  (Sess. R. 94/5)

Mathew Smith of Olney, labourer, for taking and selling a horse, the property of John Brittaine.  (Sess. R. 95/2)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, John Typper of Drayton Parslow and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.

Presentments of the constables.

The inhabitants of Haddenham, for not repairing part of a highway lying against Scotch Grove House.  (Sess. R. 95/ 10 and 86)

The five persons above for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 95/62 and 80)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 95/87)

The constable of Marsh Gibbon and John Marsh, constable of Penn, were presented for not bringing in their quarterage money.  (Sess. R. 95/81a, 75)

The constable of Monks Risborough for not making any presentments.  (Sess. R. 95/81)

Thomas Ball of Long Crendon, labourer, for exercising the trade of a baker without licence or apprenticeship. (Sess. R. 97/12)

The Constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Bradenham, Burnham, Cotteasloe, Desborough, Hugendon, Monks Risborough, Newport, Penn, Sanderton, stoke and Stoney Stratford had nothing to Present.  (Sess. R. 95/19, 63-71, 73, 74, 76-79, 82-85)

John Morris and John Deane, petty constables of Wycomb Forrens, returned the following names, of persons qualified to serve on juries: John Hill, William Sanders, George Shrimpton junior, Ralph Dennis, Jeremy Frances, William Gurner, Isaac Turner and Richard Freer.  (Sess. R. 95/72)

Petty constables sworn.

Monks Risborough Francis Williams vice Thomas Fox

Edward King of Meadle and John Smith were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 94/38a)

Marsh Gibbon Thomas Baylis vice William Rawlings.

 (Sess. R. 95/5a)

Eaton — Hopkins [tithingman] vice Robert East.

Orders.

P. 159.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley and William Cusins, the bridewell keepers at Aylesbury, Buckingham and Newport pagnell respectively, were each paid their quarter’s salary.

Mary Tuckwell, widow of William Tuckwell, late keeper of the house of correction at Chepping Wyccombe, had taken over her husband’s duties since his death, and was therefore paid £7.10s. for one quarter’s salary.

Thomas Fowler, baker, was paid £2.0S.l1d. for bread delivered by him to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

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p. 160.  William Holton, Angell Weard, and Joseph Miller, the County bakers, were paid £2. 0s.lld., £2. 1s. 5d., and £2.0s.8d. respectively for the like service.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £10.7s.5d. for medicines and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.

The same Francis Woodcock was paid £13.15s.6d. to re-imburse him for paying Land Tax “ever since the County have purchased the inheritance of the Gaol”.  (Sess. R. 94/130)

p. 161.  The same Francis Woodcock was also paid £3.16s. , his expenses in conveying John Putten to Olney, burying John Beck, a debtor who died in gaol and providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.

Bridget Coleshill was paid her quarterly allowances for James Absolam, a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was similarly paid for John Anderson a County child.

Richard Martyn of Little Brickhill and Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarterly salaries for the passing of vagrants.

p. 162.  William Dawney, of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Richard Phillips, of the three hundreds of Newport, Edward Kitson, of the hundred of Burnham and Thomas Williams, of the hundred of Burnham, all chief constables, were paid £1. 3s.6d., £5.7s.0d., £1.0s.6d., and £1.4s.0d. respectively for the like.

The petty constables of Edlesborough and Dagnall were paid 7s.6d. for the like service.

The petty constables of Calverton were paid 7s. 8d. for carrying the baggage of Lord Londonderry’s regiment from Stony Stratford to Northampton.

p. 163.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was discharged and Noah Pitcher was appointed in his place.

Benjamin Hawes of Chepping Wyccombe was appointed governor of the house of correction there, in the place of William Tuckwell, deceased.

The chief constables, in pursuance of an Act of Parliament of 7 and 8 William III, cap.  xxxii, were to return lists of those qualified to serve on juries, at the next sessions.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

p. 164.  Richard Curtis of Eaton, maltster, was repaid £33.2s.0d., duty on three thousand five hundred and thirty- two bushels of malt that were destroyed by a fire in his malthouse.  (Sess. R. 95/102 , 103)

The surveyors of the highways of Aylesbury, authorised  to raise a 6d. rate for the repair of the highway.

Like orders for the surveyors of Walton, and Stoke- mandevile.

p. 165.  The Clerk of the Peace was to draw up a petition for obtaining an Act of Parliament “for removing all difficulties and for the more easy levying” of the sum necessary for completing the new gaol at Aylesbury.

The removal order of John Norman and his wife from Farnham Royall to St. Martyns in the Feilds, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 95/110)

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The removal order of Francis Welling and his wife and three children from Draiton Parslow to Chesham, was quashed. (Sess. R. 95/109)

P. 166.  The removal order of Thomas Hobbs, Ann his wife, and Mary Hobbs aged three years, and Thomas Hobbs aged one year and a quarter, their daughter and son, from West Wyccombe to St. Clements Danes, was confirmed.

The removal order of Elizabeth Lovett, spinster, from Chouldsbury to Berkhampstead St. Peters, was quashed.

p. 167.  The removal order of Mary Prentice from Beachampton to Calverton, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 95/108)

The removal order of William Whitebread alias Miller and Anne his wife, from Aylesbury to Berkhampstead St. Peters, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 95/107)

The removal order of Thomas Cooke, John Cooke and Margaret Rockhall, apprentice to John Cooke, from Turvile to Ipstone, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 95/106)

p. 168.  The removal order of Elizabeth Peirce, widow, from Turweston to St. Margaretts Westminster, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 95/105)

The removal order of William Palmer and Mary his wife, from Haddenham to Thame, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 95/104)

The removal order of Thomas Cook and Alice Cook his daughter, from Great Lindford to Newport Pagnell, being referred to William Lee, esquire, J.P. to determine, was quashed.

p. 169.  The complaint of Thomas Luce of Great Missendon, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

Jeffry Hart was to give sufficient security to the officers of Newton Longvile, to abide by the order of the justices made in connection with his bastardy with Mary Cooke of that parish.

p. 170.  The recognizance of John Jasper of Great Lindford, to answer for bastardy, was discharged, Jasper having given sufficient security to indemnify that parish.

The recognizance of William Luggins of Chepping Wyccombe, to answer for bastardy with Sarah Whiteing, was discharged.

John Black, a prisoner, was discharged from the County gaol.

Francis Floyd, a poor debtor, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 95/93)

The Clerk of the Peace was to prosecute petty constables and tithingmen who had not presented to their chief constables complete lists of those qualified to serve on juries.

The justices also certified that the following highways in the parish of Chepping Wycomb had lately been repaired: The Windings, The Bottom Way, Hollow Lane and Kernell Lane (Sess. R. 95/96); and that Icknell Way, leading from Tring to Wendover, was also in good repair.  (Sess. R. 95/100, 101)

P. 17l.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed

Samuel Welles, esquire, appearing for the inhabitants of Chepping Wycombe on four indictments for not repairing

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the highways; fined ls.0d.  on each indictment.

Benjamin Markham, Robert Powell and Thomas Grace, all of Oveing, for the like; fined ls.0d.  A justices’ certificate stated that. these three persons and Robert Markham had repaired the highway leading from Aylesbury through Quarrendon to Quainton.  (Sess. R. 95/97-99)

Anthony Druery of Wendover, gentleman [see p. 158]; Mathew Smith [see.p. 158]; Robert Keene of Hambledon indicted for assault; John Davy [see p. 154]; Philip Derrick and Frances his wife [see p. 158] and-Richard Skidmore of Chalfont St. Peters, labourer, for higgling without a licence, all pleaded guilty and were each fined 1s.0d.

John Wethered of Nash and John Deane of Dorney; traversed [see pp. 90 and 158].

p. 172.  Fines.

The fines of the persons convicted on p. 171.

Thomas Collins of Hardwick, ls.0d.

p. 173.  Recognizances entered into and respited.

Robert Sinfield, William Fisher and Hannah Mitchell [see p. 155].

John Cox of Aylesbury, and John Wethered [Weatherhead] of Nash.

Jeffery Hart of Newton Longvile; sureties Thomas Hart of Wavendon, Ann Hart of Newton Longvile and Peter Bull of Aspley, co. Bedford.

John Black of Cookham, co. Berks to be of good behaviour towards Elizabeth Powell, widow; sureties George Black of Eaton and John Black of Burnham.-

John Deane of Dorney for assault on Sarah Gervis [Jarvis], servant of Mr. Seddin of the same; sureties Richard Montague and Henry Dyment, both farmers of the same.  The said John Deane tore her clothes and “swore he would kill her, and threatened the Constable to beat his braines out when he was called up out of his Bead at 12 of Clock at night when the parson of the parish Cryed out Murder”.  (Sess. R. 95/58)

Antony Druery of Wendover to appear.  (Sess. R. 95/60)

Thomas Ride of Wexham, blacksmith, to answer to John Brown of Upton; surety Philip Green of Wexham, cooper. (Sess. R. 95/55)-

Richard Parlour of Eaton, cordwainer, to answer to Phillip Derrick [Derrick] and Frances his wife, for a breach of the peace; surety Thomas Mayrick of the same. (Sess. R. 95/53, 54, 91 and 92)

Hannah Ryles of Eaton said that while she was “learning the business of Stay making” in the house of Richard Parlour, Phillip Derrick, a tinker, and Frances his wife came in and “threw the kettles about the house, curseing and swearing”.

James Pile of Eaton said that Frances Derrick struck Richard Parlour on the head with a candlestick.  The candlestick, broken, was shown to the justice.

Mary, wife of Thomas Norris, Ann Quinney and Adrian Eggleton, all of Ashendon, to answer to Elizabeth Saunders of the same for assault; surety Thomas Norris.  (Sess. R. 95/50-52)

Francis Dodd of Chesham, butcher, to answer to Elizabeth his wife; sureties John Hoddesden, victualler and Robert Ware, labourer, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 95/49)

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Robert Ridle of Woborne, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse; sureties Richard Allen of Cheping Wicomb, ironmonger, and Edward Ridle of Beconsfield.  (Sess. R. 95/57)

George Perry senior, of Great Marlow, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse; sureties Thomas Wheeler of Cheping Wicomb, labourer, and Thomas Grace of Beconsfield turner.  (Sess. R. 95/56)

Ann Devonshire of Burnham to answer Avis Newland of Easthamsted, co. Berks for assault; sureties Thomas Battison of Burnham and Joseph Loughton [Langton] of Farnham Royal. (Sess. R. 95/59)

John Brittaine of North Crawley, to prosecute Mathew Smith.  John Brittaine had hired his horse to Mathew Smith, for Smith “to fetch black cherries”, and had since heard that Smith had sold the horse.  (Sess. R. 95/61 and 111)

Recognizances discharged.

John Jasper and William Ward of Great Lindford, John Burton of Hanslopp, John Britain of North Crawley, gentle- man, Francis Ligo of Aylesbury, John Davey of Hundridge, Antony Druery of Wendover, John Deane of Dorney, Thomas Ride of Wexham, blacksmith, Richard Parlour of Eaton, Thomas Norris of Ashendon, Francis Dodd of Chesham and Ann  Devonshire of Burnham.

pp. 174-176.  [blank]

Bridewell calendar.

Buckingham Ann Miller; in custody.

Thomas East; discharged.

Elizabeth Edge; in custody. (Sess. R. 95/88)

Examinations.

Jane, wife of Jonathan Smith of Hanslopp, said that her husband had beaten her, thrown a quart mug and several stones at her, and threatened to murder her.  (Sess. R. 95/47)

Christopher Putley, a vagrant, said that he was born at Berkley, Co. Gloucester.  His son Christopher Putley, who was apprehended with him, was 32 years of age, a cripple and dumb.  (Sess. R. 95/114)

Mary Prentice, singlewoman, rented a house at Calverton from Rebecca Dickens and, by agreement with her, paid the poor rate.  (Sess. R. 95/112)

Writs.

Jury writs.  (Sess. R. 95/41, 43)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 95/44)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 95/45)

Writ of certiorari, to remove the case William Stanbridge v. William Beale to the Court of the King’s  Bench.  (Sess. R. 95/46)

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MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

p. 177.  Samuel Welles, esquire, was appointed Clerk of the Peace by the Right Hon. Scroope, Duke of Bridgewater, Custos Rotulorum.

Jurors for the body of the county.

John Anthony, Thomas Bigg, John Bunce junior, Richard Burgis, John Chilton, Elijah Clarke, William Dover, John Edmonds, Edward Gomm, John Hester, John Keen junior, James Mortimer, Thomas Newman, Henry Putnam, Henry Reynolds senior, John Russell, John Seare, Henry Tokefield, Angel Weard, Thomas Wells junior, John Wethered, William Wigg, Coles Willyson, Thomas Woodman and John Woolvyn.  (Sess. R. 95/42)

Jurors for the case against John Wethered of Nash.

Henry Bayley, William Bishop, Joseph Brasebridge, Rowland Brasebridge, Thomas Brooks, Charles Clark, Joseph Hickman, William Lee, William Lee junior, Ambrose Read, Alexander Saunders and John Short.  (Sess. R. 95/40)

Sacrament certificates.

p. 178.  Produced by Thomas Shrimpton esquire, Mayor of Chepping Wycombe; certified by S. Guise, minister, and Ralph Pettipher and Nathaniel Allnutt, churchwardens, of the same, and witnessed by John Welch, gentleman, and Benjamin Hawes, cordwainer, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 96/25)

John Welch; certified, as for Thomas Shrimpton and witnessed by Thomas Shrimpton and Benjamin Hawes.  (Sess. R. 96/24)

Benjamin Hawes; certified, as for Thomas Shrimpton and witnessed by Thomas Shrimpton and John Welch.  (Sess. R. 96/22)

The above three persons also took the statutory oaths.

The Rev. Thomas Day of Milton Keynes took the oath of allegiance.

Indictments.

The inhabitants of Haddenham [see p. 158].

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, John Typper of Drayton Parslow and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.

Presentments of the constables.

Jane Crawford of Chalfont St. Peters, “kidder, lader carryer, buyer and seller of butter, cheese, eggs and other dead Victualls”, for higgling without a licence. (Sess. R. 95/11 and 96/46)

Robert Grange of Little Horwood, gentleman, for not repairing Crab Tree Lane, leading from Aylesbury to Stony Stratford.  (Sess. R. 96/3 and 42)

Thomas Bryarwood junior, of Horton, gentleman, for not repairing a footbridge.  (Sess. R. 96/2,61 and 99/52)

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Michaelmas Session, 6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

John Sowerby of Wooburne, victualler, for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess. R. 95/8 and 96/58)

The inhabitants of Upper Winchendon, for not choosing a surveyor.  (Sess. R. 96/47)

The inhabitants of Shabbington, for not repairing the highways.  (Sess. R. 96/44 and 45)

The surveyor of highways of Shipton Lee, for not attending the justices at their petty sessions.

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 96/43, 59)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 96/41)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 96/48-57, 60)

Petty constable sworn.

Woughton Thomas Asby [Ashby] vice Thomas Goodman. (Sess. R. 96/4)

p. 179.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Haws, the bridewell keepers were each paid their quarter’s salary.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, Angell Weard and Joseph Miller, the County bakers, were paid £2.2s.7d., £2.1s.2d., £2.0s.3d., and £2.0s.3d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

p. 180.  Garnham Edwards, gentleman, under-sheriff, was paid £25 out of the County Stock by William Hayton junior, executor of Francis Neale, deceased, late Treasurer and Clerk of the Peace, to cover the expenses he incurred during his service to the Court.  He was also paid £2.2s. re-imbursement for “exhibition money” to the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea, and his acquittance payable yearly from the court.

Noah Pitcher, apothecary and surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £7.4s.7d. for medicines and attendance.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid his quarter’s salary.

p. 181.  He was also paid £6.3s.l0d. for providing fire and candles for sick prisoners, and £1.8s. for four years’ rent of the gaol.

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.10s. for maintaining, and 10s. for clothing James Absolom, a County child.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

p. 182.  Richard Martyn of Little Brickhill and Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford were paid their quarter’s salaries for the passing of vagrants.

Thomas Phillips, chief constable of the three hundreds of Ashendon, was paid 10s.0d. and Richard Phillips, chief constable of the three hundreds of Newport, 15s.6d. for the like service.

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Michaelmas Session, 6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

The petty constables of Bledlow, Loughton, Weston Turvile and Tingewicke were paid 13s.6d., 12s.Od., 4s.0d. and 17s.0d. for the like.

p. 183.  The petty constables of Beirten-cum-Broughton were paid 18s.0d. for carrying the baggage of his Majesty’s Regiment of Horse.

Similarly the petty constables of Castlethorp, were paid 18s.0d., North Crawley 17s.6d., Hanslop 18s.0d. and Sherrington 17s.6d.

Joseph Bates of Chepping Wyccombe was paid £2.14s.8d. for carrying the baggage of General Evans’ Regiment of Horse on their march through Buckinghamshire to Staines and Colebrook, co. Middlesex, and to Thame, co. Oxon.

p. 184.  Thomas Burt of Chepping Wyccombe was paid 7s.6d. for carrying forces’ baggage from Chepping Wyccombe to New Windsor, co. Berks.

Thomas Spencer of Hugendon was paid 12s.0d. for the like service from Wyccombe to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex.

p. 185.  The removal order of Sarah Tile [Till] and her bastard child, from Bledlow to Chepping Wyccombe, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 96/13)

The removal order of William Whitebread alias Miller and Anne his wife, from Aylesbury to Berkhampstead St. Peters, co. Hertford, respited until this sessions [see p. 167], was confirmed.

p. 186.  The removal order of James Hill, labourer, and his family from Princes Risborough to Thame, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 96/12)

The removal order of Richard Badger and Ann his wife from Buckingham to St. Gyles’s in the Feilds, co. Middlesex, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 96/15)

The removal order of John Holeythorn and Mary his wife from Quainton to Aylesbury was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 96/16)

The removal order of Thomas Cooke, John Cooke, and Margaret Rockhall, apprentice to John Cooke, from Turvile to Ipston, respited until this sessions [see p. 167], was confirmed.

The removal order of Robin Pratt, carpenter, his wife and six children, from Great Marlow to Henley upon Thames, co. Oxon was respited.  (Sess. R. 96/17)

The removal order of Joseph Hoare and his wife from Great Marlow to Chepping Wyccombe was quashed.  (Sess. R. 96/11)

p. 188.  [blank]

p. 189.  The surveyors of the highways of Wendover authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants, for repairing the highways.

Similarly those of Winslow, and Weston Turvile.

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Michaelmas Session, 6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

Following the complaint of Thomas Luce (Lewis) of Great Missendon, concerning parochial rates, order was given for all parochial rates of Great Missendon to be made by the pound rate.  (Sess. R. 96/21)

The complaint of Mr. Wright of Bledlow, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

p. 190.  The justices were to meet on Monday, 10th October at the sign of the Cross Keys in Princes Risborough to investigate the said complaint.

William Hayton junior, of Ivinghoe, executor of Francis Neale, deceased, was appointed County Treasurer and receiver in the place of the said Francis Neale.

p. 191.  [blank]

p. 192.  The Clerk of the Peace was to examine the bills handed in to the court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

The issues set on the inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highways were respited until the next sessions.

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

John Floyd of Hambledon, indicted for assault, John Wethered of Nash for poundbreaking, John Deane of Dorney for assault, and the inhabitants of Aston Clynton, and of Buckland, each represented by one inhabitant, for not repairing Icknell Way, all pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling.

p. 193.  Fines.

The fines of those indicted on p. 192.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Robert Sinfeild of Wavendon and William Fisher of Amersham.

William Tompson of Hanslop; sureties William Hillier, victualler and Robert West baker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 95/36)

Hannah Mitchell of Aylesbury; surety John Cox of the same.

Frances Wright of Great Marlow, widow, to be of good behaviour towards John Phillips of the same, and not to lodge idle or wandering persons in her house; sureties Elizabeth Webb, widow, and Thomas Wright, gardener, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 95/35)

All the above respited sine die.

Edward Ekins to appear; sureties Lucas Manton, pedlar, and Edward Hine, architect,both of Olney.  (Sess. R. 95/33)

Jamas Tirrell of Olney, blacksmith, to prosecute Ekins.  [Sess. R. 95/32)

Briscoe Mortimer of Hanslopp, esquire, to prosecute William Tomson alias Tomlyn, for assault and forcibly taking away one whip.  (Sess. R. 95/37)

William Neighbour of Weston Turvile, yeoman, for assault on William Walton of Aylesbury, letter-carryer; sureties Henry Deane, heelmaker, and William Bate, tailor, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 96/9)

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Michaelmas Session, 6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, gentleman, to answer for assaulting and threatening to murder his wife; surety Charles Savill, esquire, of Gayhurst.  (Sess. R. 95/31)

Henry Tomlins, barber, Jonas Burd and William Newbury, curriers, John Harman and Thomas Harman, labourers, John Hester junior and John Hester senior, carpenters, all of Great Marlow, to appear to answer Robert Pratt of the same, carpenter, and to keep the peace towards him.  (Sess. R. 96/5-8)

Thomas Colwen of Chesham, tailor, to answer to Elizabeth his wife; surety Moses Sedgewick of the same, cutter.  (Sess. R. 95/34)

George Turner of Brill, to answer to Richard Turner of the same concerning a breach of the peace.  (Sess. R. 95/38 and 39)

Ann, wife of Giles Wade of Haddenham, to answer to Mary Brown of the same for a breach of the peace; surety Giles Wade.  (Sess. R. 96/10)

p. 194.  Recognizances discharged.

John Deane of Dorney, John Wethered of Nash, William Hillier victualler, and Robert West, baker, of Hanslop, Henry Tomlins, barber, Jonas Burd, currier, William Newbury, currier, John Harman, labourer, Thomas Harman, labourer, John Hester junior, and John Hester, senior, carpenters, all of Great Marlow, Thomas Colwen and Moses Sedgewick of Chesham, George Turner of Brill, Giles Wade of Haddenham, John Black of Cookham, co. Berks, George Black of Eaton and John Black of Burnham.

The Court adjourned until Monday, 10th October.

 

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT EATON

10th October, 1726.

The Rev. Edward Littleton of Eaton presented a sacrament certificate; certified by Robert D’Oyly, minister, and John Snowden, churchwarden, of New Windsor, co. Berks, and witnessed by John Davis, blacksmith, and Richard Graye, gentleman, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 96/23)

pp. 195. 196.  [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Buckingham  Ann Miller; in custody. Elizabeth Edge, for returning from her legal settlement of Soulbury to Addington; in custody.

A vagrant for begging in Winslow; discharged by the Court.  (Sess. R. 96/20)

Newport Pagnell  William Harding; discharged. A loose idle person who refused to tell his name, committed; discharged.

Joseph Middlebag; discharged.  (Sess. R. 96/19)

Chepping Wycombe Samuel Allen; in custody.  (Sess. R. 96/18)

 

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Michaelmas Session, 6th October, 1726 [13 George I]

Removal order.

Order of removal, dated 26th September, 1726, of Roger [Thomas] Kempster and his wife from Amersham to Harridge. (Sess. R. 96/14)

Warrant.

Of Pashant Greene, widow, for Mr. J. Campton “to sue out a Capias out of the Common pleas Westminster against Thomas Cole and Elizabeth Mary Thorn att my suite and appeare and file declarations for me against him ... and Ile pay you your fees”.  (Sess. R. 100/108)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 96/26)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 96/27)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 96/28)

 

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

12th January, 1726-7 [13 George I]

p. 197.  William Hayton junior, gentleman, was appointed Clerk of the Peace by the Rt. Hon. Scroope, Duke of Bridgewater, Custos Rotulorum.

Jurors for the body of the county.

John Aldridge, John Allnutt, Thomas Benning, William Billington, Rowland Brasbridge, Percival Chandler senior, James Child, John Chybnall, William Daniel, Ambrose Durrant, Edward Eames, Thomas Edmonds, William Honnor, Benjamin Lake, Nicholas Lucas, Samuel Major, Robert Mitchell, Thomas Ray, Alexander Saunders, John Sharp, Thomas Smith, Thomas Tarbucks, Isaac Turner, William Turner and William Underwood.

Jurors for the case against William Hinton.

Christopher Bates, John Beddall, James Dell, William Edmonds junior, John Ginger, Thomas Kempster senior, Thomas Kempster junior, William Leaver, Thomas Lee, Joseph Miller, Thomas Saxby, Thomas Sheene.

p. 198.  Sacrament Certificate.

Produced by Thomas Metealfe of Quainton, who also took the statutory oaths.

Oath of Allegiance.

Taken by Clement Wakelyn.

Indictments.

William Hinton of Aylesbury, labourer, for stealing a sack and a bushel of wheat, the property of Francis Clements and William Foster.  (Sess. R. 96/1)

Thomas Barton of Little Horwood, yeoman, for cutting down trees planted at Winslow by Robert Lowndes, esquire. (Sess. R. 97/3)

John Church of Iver, petty constable, for the escape made from his custody by Thomas Hatton, who had been arrested on suspicion of being the father of the child of Martha Dibble of Speer.  (Sess. R. 96/32 and 97/2)

Thomas Varnall of Eaton for assault on Thomas Mayrist, constable.

Jane Crawford of Chalfont St. Peters for higgling without a licence.

Thomas Bryarwood junior, of Horton, esquire, for not repairing a footbridge.  (Sess. R. 99/53)

John Sowerby of Wooburne, victualler, for selling ale without a licence.

The inhabitants of Shabbington, for not repairing the highway.

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.

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Epiphany Session, 12th January, 1726-7 [13 George I]

Joseph Tibbetts of Beirton-cum-Broughton, wheelwright, and Luke Norcott of the same, yeoman, for obstructing the constables in the execution of their office.  (Sess. R. 95/9)

Thomas Faythfull of Iver, labourer, for negligence in aiding the constable, by which he allowed Thomas Hatton to escape out of custody.  (Sess.  R. 97/1)

Presentments of the constables.

Robert Grainge of Little Horwocd, esquire, for not repairing Crab Tree Lane, leading from Aylesbury to Stony Stratford.  (Sess. R. 101/55 and 106/31)

Thomas Bryarwood, junior, of Horton, esquire, for not repairing a foot-bridge.  (Sess. R. 101/59 and 106/72)

p. 199.  The inhabitants of Princes Risborough, for not repairing the highway leading to the fulling Mill Water. (Sess. R. 101/56 and 106/73)

John Mead senior, James Smith, William Town, John Fletcher and Joseph Welles, all of Ellesborough, for ploughing up the common highway in that parish.  (Sess. R. 101/57 and 106/44)

Daniel Clark, petty constable of Akely, for not bringing his presentments.  (Sess. R. 106/32)

Richard Cole of Upton, for selling distilled liquors without a licence.  (Sess. R. 101/60 and 106/72)

Joseph Cole of Slough, for erecting an unlawful cottage.  (Sess. R. 101/58 and 106/72)

John Typper of Drayton Parslow, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, all for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 106/27,31)

Chief constable sworn.

Desborough  William Riddle of Wooburne vice John Spicer.

Petty constables sworn.

Wyccombe Walter Davis vice John Deane.

Boveny John Webb vice Samuel Birdsey John Wiggons was not sworn.  (Sess. R.

106/65)

Chalfont St. Giles  William Stephens and William Deane, vice [blank]

Ralph Cock and John Howard were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 106/66)

Penn George Norris vice John March.

Weedon Michael Batsen vice [blank] Jeames Seamonds and Roberd Batson were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 106/60)

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and p. 200.  Benjamin Hawes, keepers of the houses of correction at Aylesbury, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell and Chepping Wyccombe respectively, were each paid their quarter’s salary.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, Angell Weard and Joseph Miller, the County bakers, were paid £2.2s.1d., £1.10s.4d., £2.5s.ld., and £1.11s.2d., respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

p. 201.  Noah Pitcher, apothecary and surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £10.13s.9d. for medicines and attendance.

 

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Epiphany Session, 12th January, 1726-7 [13 George I]

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s., one quarter’s payment for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners.  The same Francis Woodcock was also paid £13.11s.9d., his expenses in conveying prisoners from the gaol to Newgate for transportation to America.

p.202.  Roger Jennyns, Clerk of Assize for the Norfolk circuit, was paid £6.6s.0d., his fee for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of six felons to America.

Bridget Coleshill was paid £1.10s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing James Absolam a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sum for John Anderson a county child.

Richard Martin of Little Brickhill, and Phillip Bevyn p.203.  of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

Henry Tharp, of the three hundreds of Buckingham, John Putnam, of the three hundreds of Newport, Thomas Williamson and Edward Kitson of the hundred of Burnham and John Dell of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid 5s.6d., 7s.0d., £2.11s.0d., £1.6s.0d. and £1.1s.6d. respectively for the like.

p.204.  The same John Dell was paid a further £1.10S.

The petty constables of Fawley, Great Marlow and Stoke Goldington, William Stevens of Great Brickhill and Charles Gurney of Ivinghoe were paid 4s.0d., 6s.0d., 11s.0d., 12s.0d. and 7s.0d.respectively for the like.

The petty constables of Broughton were paid £1.8s.0d. for carrying the baggage of two troops of Brigadier Gore’s Dragoons from Newport Pagnell to Dunstable.

p.205.  The petty constables of Moulsoe, and those of Wavendon, were paid like sums for the like service.

The Register of Births for the parish of Aylesbury was produced in Court.

The removal order of Sarah Till [Tile], singlewoman, from Bledlow to Chepping Wyccombe was respited until the next sessions. (Sess.R.106/88)

The removal order of Henry Paine, labourer, his wife and six children, from Wendover to Aston Clynton, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/82,86)

p.206.  The removal order of James Hill, Katherine his wife and John their son aged between 6 and 7 years, from Princes Risborough to Thame, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/78)

The removal order of Robin Pratt, his wife and six children, from Great Marlow to Henly upon Thames, co.Oxon, respited until this sessions [see p.187], was quashed. (Sess.R.106/87)

p.207.  The removal order of Thomas Temple, Mary his wife and their son Jonathan aged one and three quarter years from Wendover to Great Ryborough, co.Norfolk, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/84)

The removal order of Anne Lamburn from Winslow to Stone, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/81)

p.208.  The removal order of John Moores, his wife and two children, from Wendover to Bierton-cum-Broughton, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/85)

 

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Epiphany Session, 12th January, 1726-7 [13 George I]

The removal order of Mary White from Olney to Yardly Hastings, co. Northampton, was respited until the next sessions. (Sess.R.106/83)

p.209.  The removal order of Frederick Bowler and his wife from Princes Risborough to Kingsey, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/79)

The removal order of Ann Norton, Widow, and Thomas Norton her infant son, from the Borough of Chepping Wyccombe to the parish of Chepping Wyccombe, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/80)

The removal order of Roger Kempster and his wife from Amersham to Hawridge, was quashed. (Sess.R.106/53 and 59)

p.210.  The removal order of John Crosley, his wife and Mary their daughter, from Stony Stratford, west side, to Buckingham, was confirmed. (Sess.R.106/77)

The removal order of John Hallythorn [Holeythorn] and Mary his wife, from Quainton to Aylesbury, respited until this sessions [see p.186] was quashed.

p.211.  The removal order of William Johnson, Mercy his wife, and William, A nne, Edward, George, Mercy, Dinah, William and Robert, her children, from Haversham to Stutchbury, co.Northampton, was confirmed, but so much of the order as related to William and Anne, the two eldest children, was quashed, they being the children of Mercy by a former marriage to one William Cox; William was born at Lutterworth, co.Leicester, and Anne at Bromham, co. Bedford. (Sess.R.106/71)

William Johnson, the father, aged about 54 years, had been born at Stutchbury Wadd Ground where his father lived and worked as a Wadder.  He had been left an orphan at the age of about four years, and since then he

p.212.  had moved about the country, living in the counties, of Buckingham, Northampton, Warwick and Bedford, following his father’s trade of a Wadder, and living in a Wadd Cabin all the time.  He, the said, William Johnson was baptised on 9th April, 1671. (Sess.R.106/54)

p.213.  Thomas Monday of the Lee, having failed to appear to prosecute his appeal from the poor rates of Wendover, was ordered to pay 10s.0d. to the officers of Wendover for their costs and charges.

It was ordered that eight days’ notice should be given on all appeals from Orders of Removal.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

p.214.  The surveyors of the highways of Charteridge, authorised to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs.

The indictment against William Varnall of Eaton was discharged “for Severall Defects therein contained”.

p.215.  Indictments and Traverses tried, traversed and

confessed.

John Church, petty constable of Iver, indicted for negligently allowing Thomas Hatton to escape out of his custody, traversed his indictment.

 

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Epiphany Session, 12th January, 1726-7 [13 George I]

John [Thomas] Barton traversed his indictment [see p.198].

The inhabitants of Haddenham, indicted for not repairing the highway lying beside Scotchgrove House, pleaded guilty, produced a certificate of the road having been repaired, and were fined one shilling. (Sess.R.106/70)

William Hinton pleaded Not Guilty, was found Not Guilty and discharged [see p.198].

p.216.  Fines.

The inhabitants of Haddenham, as above.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

William Neighbour of Weston Turvile, with Henry Deane and William Bate, both of the same, as sureties [see p.193].

Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, with Charles Savill of Gayhurst as surety [see p.193].

Francis Long of Wyrardsbury [Wraysbury] to answer to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the same parish. (Sess.R.97/50)

John Church of Iver.

Thomas Barton of Little Horwood, yeoman, to appear and answer to Robert Lowndes esquire; sureties William Glenester of the same, baker, and John Short of Newton Longville, baker. (Sess.R.96/37)

William Glenister, to keep the peace towards Thomas Barton.

John Short to give evidence against Thomas Barton. (Sess.R.96/34)

Thomas Glenister. Recognizances discharged.

William Tompson of Hanslop, Lucas Manton, Edward Hine and James Tyrell, all of Olney, Briscoe Mortimer of Hanslop, Charles King and Thomas Clark of Iver, Christopher Forster, John Welch, William Henton, Thomas Alderidge, John Reeves, Francis Clements and Thomas Miller, all of Aylesbury, Henry Jordan of Bierton and George Turner of Brill.

pp.217 and 218. [blank]

Christopher Forster [Foster] of Aylesbury, butcher, to answer for assault on Henry Parker of Aylesbury, butcher; sureties John Welch, of the same, butcher, and Henry Jordan of Beirton, yeoman. (Sess.R.97/51)

William Henton of Aylesbury, labourer, to answer to Francis Clements and Thomas Miller, both of the same, for stealing a sack and dried wheat; sureties Thomas Alderige and John Reeves, both of the same, victuallers. (Sess.R.96/36)

Francis Clements and Thomas Miller to prosecute William Henton. (Sess.R.96/35)

Francis Clements of Ailesbury, ironmonger, said that his servant Thomas Miller informed him that a sack had

 

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been hidden in the George dung-hill in Hogg Lane.  The sack contained a bushel of wheat belonging to William Foster of Oving and lately kiln-dried in Clements' malt-house. (Sess.R.96/53)

Thomas Miller described how he saw William Hinton of Hogg Lane, labourer, hiding the sack and taking great pains to cover up his tracks. (Sess.R.96/64)

George Turner of Brill, for Penelope his wife to appear for assault on William Turner of the same. (sess.R. 96/33)

Examinations.

Sarah Marshall, a vagrant, said that she was nineteen years of age, and was born in Exeter, co. Devon, where she lived with her parents, until they died.  She had obtained no legal settlement elsewhere. (Sess.R.98/107)

Elizabeth Ellison, a vagrant, said that she was thirty-three years of age, and was the wife of Thomas Ellison, deceased four years previously, who had served an apprenticeship in Exeter, co. Devon and had afterwards been a foot-soldier until discharged for age and impotency. She had with her their son, Thomas, aged about three years. (Sess.R.98/102)

Writs.

Jury writ. (Sess.R.98/139)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix No.II. (Sess.R. 98/140)

Writ of capias, see Appendix No.II. (Sess.R.98/141)

 

 

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AYLESBURY

13th April, 1727 [13 George I]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p.219.  Thomas Adams senior, of Waddesden, Thomas Blick of Dinton, Robert Buckmaster of Soulbury, John Collins of Quainton, Joseph Cooke of Bow Brickhill, John Corbett of Adstock, Edward Dorrell of Waddesden, John Dover of Westcott, Thomas Green of Whitchurch, Edward Grove of Penn, William Holton of Aylesbury, Peter Hughes of Quainton, Thomas Ingram of Whitchurch, Thomas Millward of Waddesden, Robert Scott of Adstock, Samuel Shrimpton of Cuddington, James Simonds of Hardwick-cum-Weedon, William Simonds of Hardwick-cum-Weedon, John Simpson of Dinton, Mathew Stevens of Aylesbury, William Stevens of Soulbury, George

 

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Stone of Whitchurch, Thomas Twynham of Quainton, John Woolhead of Thornborough and Joseph Woolhead of Thornborough.

The following were not sworn:  William Blackwell of Great Kimble, Thomas Bush of Great Brickhill, Bernard Collins of Soulbury, Edward Cooke junior of Bow Brickhill, John Cripps of Westcott, George Currant of Sear Green, John Dennis of Penn, Edward Duncombe of Dinton, John Green of Westcott, Richard Greenwood of Haddenham, William Grover of Boveney, Thomas Hoare of Haddenham, William Jackson of Quainton, Henry Messenger of Boveney and Richard Ware senior of Lavendon.  (Sess.R.98/101-105)

Jurors for the case against John Church.

Mathew Ashby, Thomas Barton, Mathew Ginger, Richard Goodman junior, Richard Goodman senior, John Grace, Thomas Green, Thomas Kempter, Joseph Miller, Richard Phillips, John Putnam, Richard Tuckwell.  (Sess.R.98/103)

Jurors for the case against Thomas Barton.

Joseph Bell, Joseph Bracebridge, John Cripps, Nathaniel Edmonds, Thomas Grace, William Hazell, Thomas Ingram, Thomas Kempster, Joseph Miller, John Montague, Francis North, Thomas Sawyer.  Alexander Saunders, Thomas Hurst and John Timbs were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/104)

p.220.  Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by Ralph Pettifer of Chepping Wycombe, victualler;  certified by S.Guise, minister, and Nathaniel Allnutt, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Joseph Tomlinson, feltmaker, and Benjamin Haws, cordwainer, both of the same.  (Sess.R.98/99)

Joseph Tomlinson; certified, as for Ralph Pettifer above and witnessed by Ralph Pettipher (Pettifer) and Benjamin Haws.  (Sess.R.98/98)

John Porter of Ivinghoe, officer of excise; certified by William Earbury, minister, and William Duncombe, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Henry Humphrey and Henry Newins, both of the same.  (Sess.  R.  98/100)

The three persons above also took the statutory oaths.

Meeting-house.

The dwelling-house of Mary Anthony of Beconsfield, widow, was registered according to the act.  (Sess.R.98/16)

Indictments.

Robert Grainge, Thomas Bryarwood, the inhabitants of Princes Risborough, John Mead senior, James Smith, William Town, John Fletcher, Joseph Welles, Daniel Clark, Richard Cole, Joseph Cole, John Typper, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, Ann Mawby and Ambrose Smith [see Presentments of constables, pp.198,199].

William Bunyan of Shenley, labourer, and Ann his wife, for assault on Phillip Gunn.  (Sess.R.96/37a)

 

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Hester Bennett, widow, William Brown and Thomas Carter, all of Chalfont St.Peters, for erecting and continuing an unlawful cottage at Chalfont St.Peters.  (Sess.R.96/38-40)

Samuel Sexton of Chesham, labourer, for assault on Mary his wife.

The inhabitants of Stewkley, for not repairing Viccaridge Gate, near Richard Chandler’s house.  (Sess.R. 99/114)

p.221.  Presentments of the constables.

Wendover Benbow of Singleborough, for prosecuting Susannah Grove, his servant, more cut of “malice, than fact”, and thus putting the parish to unnecessary expense. (Sess.R.98/126)

Sarah Hathwell of Wooburn, for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess.R.98/108)

The petty constables, churchwardens and supervisors of highways, of Bradenham, for not appearing at Desborough petty sessions on 6th April, 1727.  (Sess.R.98/108)

The inhabitants of Cheddington, Horton and Ivinghoe, for not repairing Bean highway leading from Ivinghoe to Leighton.  (Sess.R.98/127)

John Typper of Drayton Parslow, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, and Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, for recusancy.  (Sess.R.98/114)

Presentments

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.98/128)

The constables of Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.98/109, 129-134,142)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King’s John Tockfeild of Asheridge and Thomas

Bench and Marshalsea Turney of Surcott vice Mathew Channer and Francis Mortimer.  Philips Ware of Nash, Thomas Brickwell of Chesham, Thomas Hedges of Cublinton, George Stone of Whitchurch and Thomas Woodman of Crafton were not sworn.  (sess.R. 98/24,79)

For the Maimed Joseph Smith junior, of Stokemandevill

Soldiers and James Perkins of Tingewick, vice Henry Geary and John Perkins.  Henry Whichchurch of Stoke Mandevile, Thomas Benning senior, of Wendover, and William Baldwin and Henery Markham, both of Tingwick were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/80,86)

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon John Bailey of East Cleydon-cum-Bottle, and James Parsons of Shabbington, vice Thomas Price and Thomas Phillips.  William Webb of

 

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Middle Claydon, Thomas Welch of Hogshaw- cum-Fulbrook, Joseph Bockett of Aston Mullens and Ralph Stone of Long Crendon were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/81 and 82)

Aylesbury John Ewstace of Haddenham vice Edward

Brangwin.  William Dawney of Aylesbury to continue.  John Clark and George Franklin, both of Haddenham, William Wells and Thomas Ray were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/83 and 84)

Buckingham John Strainge of Tingewick and Alexander

Townshend of Thornborough vice Henry Tharp and John Hillsden.  John Smith of Ratclife-cum-Chackmore, William Wilson of Thornborough, William Clark junior, of Steeple Claydon and Ambrose Durrant of Tingwick were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/55,85)

Cottesloe Thomas Keene of Wingrave and William

Fincher of Whitchurch vice Nathaniel Kimpton and Edward Duncombe.  Thomas Woodman of Crafton, John Parborow of Aston, Thomas Harris of Cublington and Edward Ellott of Swanbourn were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/59 and 62)

Newport Richard Pancrust of Milton Keynes vice

John Putnam.  Richard Phillips of Newport Pagnell to continue.  John Grigrey of Wandon and John Turney of Stoke Hamond were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/57)

Desborough William Riddle of Wooburne and Thomas

Ferrers of Vineings, vice John Spicer and Thomas Durling.

Burnham Robert Kingham of Farnham and Richard

Widmer junior, of Bottley, vice Thomas Williamson and Edward Kitson.  Joseph Langton and John Cranwell, both of Farnham Royall, Henry Cogdell and Abraham Attaway, both of Bottley were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/58 and 60)

Stoke Francis Binfield of Iver and Henry

Pinnock of Wyrardsbury, vice William Hedge and John Dell.  Henry Stanboro of Langley, Samuel Bowry of Iver, Robert Dixon and George Sexton, both of Eton were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/56,61)

p.  222.  Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Abbotts Aston William Smith and George Elliott vice

Edward Elling and John Milenor.  (Sess.R.98/31)

Ashley Green Thomas Waterton vice Thomas Gate.

John Kinder was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/50)

Aston Sandford John Lamborn vice Samuel Williams.(Sess.R.98/46)

Akely William Gibbs vice Daniel Clark.

John Cowley and Richard Ashwell were

Not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/41)

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Bledlow and Ridge Daniel Stevens, tithingman, vice John Gom.  Thomas Munday and James Morris were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/47)

Brandsfee Thomas Howlett, tithingman vice John Keen.  John Mount was not sworn. Joseph Rutland vice John Anthony. Joseph Hewson and Thomas Kemp were not Sworn. (Sess.R.98/27, 28)

Burnham Charles Green vice Edward Perryman. John North was not sworn.  Miles Lathbury, tithingman, vice Thomas Taylor. Humphry Turner was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 98/77)

Belling hamlet Joseph Batchellor and Stephen Birch vice Thomas Statham and John Peirce. Edward Hughs was not sworn.  (Sess.R. 98/50)

Billingdon Joseph Batchellor vice Thomas Statham. (Sess.R.98/50)

Bottley hamlet Thomas Lovett vice James Forster [Foster]. Thomas South was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/50)

Brill William Turner vice Phillip Scholey. (Sess.R.98/46)

Bourstall Edward Taylor vice Edward Davis. (Sess.R.98/46)

Becconsfield John Dollin and John Floyd, tithingmen, vice Hugh Thomson and George Bolton. William Young and William Sills vice Thomas Hatch and William Thompson. John Jones and David Harwood were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/15)

Beachampton William Howe vice John Burges.  (Sess.R. 98/71)

Bow Brickhill John Hart vice Samuel Hanscomb.  (Sess.R. 98/67)

Broughton John Creassy [Crezey] vice John Brittan. (Sess.R.98/5)

Buckland Mathew Dorill vice [blank].  Richard Godman and Henry Worster were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/29)

Bierton John Stuck vice Joseph Tibbetts. William Clark and William Kirby were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/39)

Broughton William Norcott vice Luke Norcott. (Sess.R.98/39)

Bradenham Samuel Lacy vice John Tayler. Henry Lacey was not sworn(Sess.R.98/44)

Cippenham Robert Pidder [Pither] vice James Nicholl.  Thomas North and Samuel Rosse were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/73)

 

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Chardon Thomas Lamburn vice Thomas George (Sess.R.98/9a)

Cheynes George Arnold vice John Nailer.

Thomas Johnson was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/50)

Chesham Benjamin Ware and John Coney vice Thomas

Fryer and Robert Tony.

Zaccheus Garraway and Elias Cock junior. (Sess.R.98/50)

Cuddington Jeremy West vice John Guildford.

Charles Guilford and Thomas Miller were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/45)

Colebrook and John Fisher vice Robert Hartwell.  (Sess.R.Horton 98/40)

Cublington John Seabrooke senior, vice William

Simpson.

Dunton William Illing vice Edward Duncombe.

(Sess.R.98/9)

Datchet John Moreson and John Mereden vice James

Bennett and William Early. Francis Weelch and John Bently were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/32 and 66)

Drayton Parslow William Bedford vice Phillip Bates. (Sess.R.98/10)

Denham Richard Robertson and Richard Bedwell

vice John Apsley and Thomas Robinson. Marke Ebblewhite and George Style were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/37)

Dinton Richard Hutchings vice Robert March.

Thomas Sandoars and Thomas Mabley were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/25)

East Burnham Thomas Edgson vice Thomas Sexton.

John Bolton was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/75)

Eaton Robert Dunton vice Thomas Mayrick.

Thomas Hopkins was not sworn. John Smith and Robert Bromley, tithingmen, vice John Bunn and Robert East. Thomas Rowley and William Darvill were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/78)

Eaton cum membris Richard Fowler vice Robert King.  (Sess.R.98/70)

Edlesborough Robert Jackson vice John Nutkins.

(Sess.R.98/30)

Fingest Thomas Rockall vice William Carter.

William Keene and John Anderson were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/43 and 98/54)

Fullmore Thomas Humfrey vice Thomas Robinson.

(Sess.R.98/36)

 

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p.233.

Grendon Underwood Nathaniel Herbert and Edward Hearn vice Henry Atterbury and George Kirby (Sess.R.98/13 and 42)

Great Kimbell Edward Eames vice Thomas Favor. (Sess.R.98/68)

Great Horrwood John Booden (Barden) and Roger Surry vice John Martin and Samuel Annes. Francis Wenton was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/76)

Great Marlow Henry Lovejoy and George Philips [Phelps] vice John Phillips and William Newbury. William Langley (baker) and John Pratt were not sworn.  John Gilbory, wheel- wright, was nominated but subsequently erased.  (Sess.R.98/43)

Horton John Smithen vice John Wenman. (Sess.R.98/34)

Hitcham Thomas Cumpton vice James Weles. Richard Amsdel was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/72)

Chartridge Edward Gibbons vice John Harding. Jeremiah Potter was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/50)

Hundridge John Downes vice Thomas Carter. Matthew Clayton junior was not sworn. (Sess.R.98/50)

Horton (parish) Robert Hartwell vice William Tiller. John Slatter was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/33)

Hambledon John Rockhall and Abraham Grey vice Robert Tovey and John Gray. Richard Davis, William Walker and William House were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/41 and 98/53)

Hedgerley Edward Chilton vice [blank].  (Sess.R.98/23)

Hardwick Daniel How vice Michael Hall.  (Sess.R.98/35)

Hugendon George Jones vice [blank].  (Sess.R.98/22)

Hogsdon Samuel Cutler vice Thomas Turnham.

(Sess.R.98/65)

Ickford Edward Cole vice Isaac Howell.  (Sess.R.98/46)

Ludgershall John Lambon vice Francis Hine.

John Wittote and George Willson were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/49)

Loughton William Browne vice Richard Kent.  [The

words "ill done" appear under Browne's name.] (Sess.R.98/69)

 

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Ledbourn (in the William Fountain and John Leach vice parish of Thomas Brandon and Benjamin Tayler. Mentmore) (Sess.R.98/63)

Monks Risborough Richard Gurney and John Fenemore vice Francis Williams and Edward King.  (Sess. R.98/18)

Medmenham Francis Sayer vice Jeremy Briden.  (Sess. R.94/45 and 98/51)

Mursley Bailey Leach and John Atwell vice William Huggins and John Bence.  (Sess.R.98/7)

Nether Winchendon John Collins vice Thomas Dewberry. Sampson Newton and Ralph Oakely were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/19,20)

Northall Thomas Monk vice John Varney.  (Sess.R.98/30)

Oveing Richard Steadham vice [blank].  (Sess.R.98/12)

Princes Risborough Thomas Jugg and James Beddall vice Richard Saunders and Samuel Hirons. John Loosley and William Bampton were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/21)

Padbury Thomas Britten and Newman Harris vice William Bowden and John Bunce.  (Sess.R.98/14)

Steple Cleydon John Stevens vice Thomas Lee.  (Sess.R.98/8)

Studley Peter Newton vice William Spencer.

(Sess.R.98/46)

Stokemandevill William Foard and John Beeston vice Joseph Goodspeed and Jeremy Weston.

Sympson Joseph Woolhead vice John Goodman. (Sess.R.98/70)

Stoke Hamond John Fountain and Thomas Fowler vice [blanks].  (Sess.R.98/70)

Swanborne William Cook and Edward Biggs vice Edward Ellott and Benjamin Row. (Sess.R.98/48)

Stewkley Thomas Waters vice Richard Tattham. (Sess.R.98/64)

Taplow Thomas Grove vice George Beaman. Christopher Browne was not sworn. (Sess.R.98/74)

Towersey John Alnutt vice Thomas Heath.  (Sess.R.98/46)

Turvill John West vice William Keene.  Thomas Toovey and William Janes were not sworn.  (Sess.R.94/40a and 98/52)

 

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Thornborough Edward Nelson and William Pursell vice William Allen and John King.  (Sess.R.98/11)

Waddesden John Coxon and John Holland vice William Southam and John Wallington. (Sess.R.98/17)

Waterside Hamlet John Barnes vice Thomas Cooke. Philip Larkin was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/50)

Wornhall Bartholomew Tipping vice Michael Fowler. (Sess.R.98/46)

Wexham William Randall vice [blank].  John Young, William Ratcliffe, Henry Herbert and Phillip Mitchell were not sworn. (Sess.R.98/38)

Wooburn Michael Barnet and Daniel Deen vice [blanks].  (Sess.R.98/22)

West Wyccombe Joseph Grey vice [blank].  (Sess.R.98/22)

West Wyccombe-cum- William Simms vice Joseph Walker. Moreton Thomas Low and William Low were not

sworn.  (Sess.R.98/22)

Wandon William Plowman vice Thomas Lister.

(Sess.R.98/69)

Petty constables sworn.

Cheddington Anthony Newens vice Samuel Seare. Thomas Stevans was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/6)

Adstock William Hill vice Jonathan Toe.  William Cooper was not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/26)

p.224.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell keepers, were each paid their quarter's salary.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, Angell Weard and

p.225.  Joseph Miller, the County bakers, were paid £2.11s.10d., £3.7s.3d., £2.9s.9d. and £2.3s.1d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Noah Pitcher, apothecary and surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £22.3s.6d. for medicines and attendance.

Martha Rose was paid £2.10s.0d. for nursing John Watts for ten weeks.  He was a prisoner convicted of felony, "who during his imprisonment was afflicted with a noisome mortification in both his Feet, of which he died".

p.226.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter;  also £12.12s.7d. to cover the expense he had incurred in paying the Land Tax on the Gaol, providing necessaries for the nursing of Mary Watts,

 

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burying John Watts, and providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid £1.l0s. for maintaining, and l0s.0d. for clothing John Anderson, a County child, for one quarter.

p.227.  Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam, a County child.

Richard Martin, petty constable of Little Brickhill and Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the County.

Edward Brangwell, of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, p.228.  Nathaniel Kimpton, of the three hundreds of Cottesloe, John Putnam and Richard Phillips of the three hundreds of Newport, Edward Kittson, and Thomas Williamson of the hundred of Burnham, Thomas Durling of the hundred of Desborough, William Kedge and John Dell of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid 2s.6d., 12s.6d., ££.6s.6d., £9.6s.4d., 17s.8d., £2.6s.6d., £1.15s.2d., £2.4s.0d. and £2.8s.0d. respectively for the like.

p.229.  The petty constables of Aston Clynton received 6s.0d., Bledlow, £1.0s.0d., Colebrooke 6s.6d., Denham 18s.3d., Iver 5s.0d. and Marsh Gibbon 5s.0d. for the like service.

The surveyors of the highways of Denham were paid £2.12s.0d. for repairing Denham highbridge, a bridge usually repaired at the County’s charge.

pp.230-234.  The petty constables of Adstock were paid £1.10s.0d. for carrying soldiers’ baggage from Buckingham to Wendover.

Similarly, those of Aylesbury were paid £1.l8s.0d., Bradwell Abbey, Bradwell, Castle Thorpe and Eaton each 14s.0d., Grandborough lls.0d., Drayton Parslow £2.0s.0d. Haversham £1.8s.0d., Little Linford 14s.0d., Great Linford £1.8s.0d., Loughton and Middleton Keynes 14s.0d., Padbury £1.4s.0d., Great Missendon 12s.0d., Shenley Churchend 14s.0d., Stantonbury lls.0d., Twyford-cum-Charndon £3.12s.0d., Swanborne and Stewkley each £1.12s.0d., Steeple Claydon £1.16s.0d., Thornborough £1.4s.0d., Great Woolson and of Little Woolson 14s.0d., Whaddon £1.4s.6d., Willing lls.0d., Richard Fowler of Dinton 12s.0d., Zachary Floyd and Joseph Johnson, both of Chepping Wyccombe, 7s.0d. each, Joseph Bates of the same 18s.0d., Richard Barnes and James Harding, both of the same, 7s.0d. and Joseph Johnson of the same 18s.0d.

The removal order of Sarah Till, singlewoman, from Bledlow to Chepping Wyccombe, was quashed [Respited p.205].

p.235.  The removal order of Mary White from Olney to Yardly Hastings, respited until this sessions [p.208] was quashed.

The removal order of Hugh West and Alice his wife from Chilton to Harvell,/co. Middlesex, was confirmed. (Sess.R.98/120)  [Harefield]

 

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p.236.  The removal order of Robert Rakeshaw and Elizabeth his wife, from Great Marlow to Hambleton was quashed. (Sess.R.98/119)

The removal order of Mary Freeman, singlewoman, from Hadenham to Water Perry, co.Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess.R. 98/118)

p.237.  The removal order of Robert Warrin and Anne his wife, from Langley Marish of Denham, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.98/117)

The removal order of William Gent and his six children Elizabeth, Mary, William, John, Allen and Catherine, from Winslow to Stepney, co. Middlesex, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.98/135)

The removal order of Isaac Brearly, labourer, Elizabeth his wife and Rebecca their daughter aged about 3 years and eight months, from Lavendon to Church Brampton, co.Northampton, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.98/116)

P.238.  The removal order of John Cummins from Princes Risborough to Aston Sandford was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.98/115)

p.239.  William Phillips was discharged from the office of Overseer of the Poor of Great Marlow, and the inhabitants of that parish were to proceed to a new election.

Sir James Etheridge, kt., Henry Carter and others, all of Great Marlow, had appealed against the appointment of William Phillips, since the majority of the inhabitants wished to elect Jonathan Mudwin.  (Sess.R.98/124)

Thomas Cooke of Waterside Hamlet in the parish of Chesham was discharged from his office of surveyor of the highways of that hamlet, and was repaid 12s.6d. that he had paid towards repairing the highways.

The complaint of Sir James Etheridge, kt., George Bruere esquire, and Henry Carter, all of Great Marlow, concerning Poor Rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

p.240.  The complaints of Thomas Burt of Chilton, and of the Rev.  Edmonds of Newton Longvile, concerning Poor Rates in their respective parishes, ware referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

p.241.  Thornborough Bridge was to be repaired, repairs being paid for out of the County stock.

The surveyors of the highways of Oveing, authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for repairing the highway.

p.242.  The indictment against the petty constable of Akely for not making his presentments, was discharged.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

In pursuance of an Act of Parliament of 11 and 12 William III, cap.xviii, for the more effectual punishing

 

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of vagrants, a sum of £314.0s.5½d., amounting to one week’s tax, was to be levied on the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Ashendon, Buckingham, Cottesloe and Newport, and on the hundreds of Burnham, Desborough and Stoke, to enable the Court to pay the bills presented by the chief constables for passing vagrants through the county.

p.243.  Thomas Williams was re-appointed apothecary, and Noah Pitcher, surgeon, to the poor prisoners.

p.244.  Robert Shelton and John Godfrey, poor prisoners in the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess.R.98/122,123)

The accounts of the Charity called “Poor Folk’s Pasture” lying in Brill, Boarstall and Oakley, were read.

The Wages of Servants were settled as follows:

Men and Boy Servants.

Wages,per annum

 

 

Chief Bailliff or Hind in husbandry, in the Chilterne

£6

” ” ” ” ” ” in the Vale

£5

Other men servants in husbandry, 20 yrs.old and over, in the chilterne

£4.10s.

” ” ” ” ” ” in the Vale

£4

Other men servants in husbandry from 16 to 20 yrs old, in the Chilterne

£3

” ” ” ” ” ”  in the Vale

£2.10s.

Boy servants, from 12 to 16 yrs old, in the Chilterne

£1.13s.4d.

” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” in the Vale

£1.6s.8d.

p.245.  Women Servants.

 

Cook maids and dairy maids

£2.10s.

Other maid servants

£2.

Mowers and Reapers of Corn and Grass

Wages per diem

Mowers or Reapers of corn and grass, without meat and drink

1s.2d.

 

” ” ” ” ” ” ” with meat and drink

8d.

 

Men haymakers without meat and drink

10d.

 

Women haymakers with meat and drink

3d.

 

” ” without meat and drink

6d.

 

Mowers of barley, beans, peas or oats, without meat and drink

1s.4d.

 

” ” ” ” ” ” ” with meat and drink

8d.

 

Men for cocking and raking corn etc., without meat and drink

1s.0d.

 

Women ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”

8d.

 

” ” ” ” ” ” ” with meat and drink

4d.

 

Mowers of Grass:

1s.2d. per acre.

 

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Common Labourers

Wages per diem

Labourers from Lady Day to Michaelmas, out of harvest, without meat and drink 8d.

” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”” with meat and drink 4d.

Labourers from Michaelmas to Lady Day, out of harvest, without meat and drink 7d.

” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”” with meat and drink 3d.

Hedgers without meat and drink 8d.

” “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “  with meat and drink 4d.

Free masons with meat and drink 1s.

Rough masons, carpenters, ploughwrights, bricklayers and plasterers, from Lady Day to Michaelmas without meat and drink 1s.2d.

The same, from Michaelmas to Lady without meat and drink  1s.

The same, from Lady Day to Michaelmas, with meat and drink  8d.

The same, from Michaelmas to Lady with meat and drink  8d.

Thatchers, without meat and drink 1s. 2d.

” with meat and drink  8d.

Servers of thatchers, without meat and drink  8d.

” ” ” with meat and drink 4d.

Yelmers, without meat and drink l0d.

” with meat and drink 6d.

Tailors, without meat and drink l0d.

” with meat and drink 6d.

p.246.  Sawyers from Lady Day to Michaelmas without meat & drink 1s. 2d.

” from Michaelmas to Lady Day without meat & drink  10d.

Sawyers from Lady Day to Michaelmas, with meat and drink  8d.

” from Michaelmas to Lady Day with meat and drink 5d.

Gardeners with meat and drink 8d.

” without meat and drink 1s. 2d.

Spinsters with meat and drink 4d.

Carriage of Goods

Price per ten

For every 112 lbs., in the Chilterne and thence miles towards London 7d.

” ” ” ” from 20 May - 20 September, in the Vale 10d.

” ” ” ” from 20 September -20 May in the Vale 1s. 0d.

Price of Salt

5s. 6d. per bushel of 56 1bs.

p.247.  Indictments and traverses, tried, traversed and confessed.

John Church and Thomas Barton [see p.198] were found Not Guilty and discharged.

Joseph Cole, Richard Cole, William Bunyan and Samuel Sexton [see p.220] traversed their indictments.

Francis Mascall of Colebrook and John Spurling of Horton, indicted for higgling without a licence, pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling.

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p.248.  Fines.

The fines of Francis Mascall and John Spurling [see p.

247].

Richard Ward senior of Lavendon, yeoman, for failing to appear to serve on the Grand Jury, £1.10s.0d.

Andrew Anderson of Stoke Poges and Richard Dean of Wexham, labourers, for failing to appear, the former to prosecute, and the latter to give evidence against, Samuel Dean for felony, £10 each.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

William East of Great Marlow, bargemaster, with John Phillipps of the same, carpenter, as surety, to keep the peace towards John Gosham of Chepping Wyccombe, bargemaster and to appear.  (Sess.R.98/91)

Joseph Cole of Slough and Richard Cole of Upton [see p.247].

William Bunyan of Shendley, victualler, to keep the peace towards Philip Gun of the same, bricklayer, and to appear.  (Sess.R.98/94)

Samuel Sexton of Chesham, blacksmith, Timothy Harding, gentleman, and Thomas Sexton, blacksmith, both of the same, as sureties, to answer to Mary his wife, and keep the peace towards her.  (Sess.R.98/92)

Samuel Dean of Upton, labourer to answer for stealing fowls from Lady Stapleton of Stoke Poges:  sureties Henry Pratt, innholder, and Robert Pit, yeoman.  (Sess.R. 98/89)

William Bunyan to keep the peace towards Philip Gun; sureties Thomas George of Thorneton, carrier, and William Bat of Aylesbury, innholder.  (Sess.R.98/88)

Philip Gunn to prosecute William Punian (Bunyan) and Anne his wife.  (Sess.R.98/96)

Ann Cooper of Bradwell, spinster, to prosecute John Brown, a prisoner in Aylesbury gaol, for assault.  The said Ann Cooper having stated that he had attempted to rape her.  (Sess.  R.  98/95 and 111)

Samuel Hanscombe of Bow Brickhill, petty constable, to answer for failing to bring John Walton of the same, labourer, to justice; sureties Richard Brincklow and Joseph Cooke, both of the same.  (Sess.R.98/93)

Recognizances.

Richard Hodsdon of Chesham, overseer of the poor, to prosecute Matthew Ware for assaulting Thomas Ive.  (Sess.R. 94/123)

John Greennard of the same, to give evidence concerning the said assault. (Sess.R.94/124)

Andrew Anderson of Stoke Poges, labourer, and Richard Dean of Waxham, labourer, to give evidence against Samuel Dean (Sess.R.98/87,90)

John Goodman of Woughton, to answer for bastardy with Martha Banbury; sureties Richard Goodman senior and Richard Goodman junior, both of the same.  (Sess.R.98/97)

pp.249.250.  [blank].

Bridewell Calendars.

Aylesbury John Simonds; to continue 3 months.

(Sess.R.98/112)

 

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Buckingham  Ann Miller and Elizabeth Edge; still in custody.

Robert West; discharged.

David Jones; discharged.

(Sess.R.98/125)

Newport Pagnell William Mallings; in custody.

Ann Ashby; discharged 10 February.

James Green; in custody,  (sess.R.98/110)

Wickham No one in custody.  (Sess.R.98/121)

Examination.

Elizabeth Porter of Chepping Wycomb, servant to John Morris of the same, named Jonas Morris, son of the said John, as the father of her child.  (Sess.R.100/105)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.98/136)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.98/137)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.98/138)

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

13th July, 1727 [1 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p.251.  Thomas Bate, Thomas Bawdrick, Mathew Brincklow, James Dell, Henry Eate, Edward Hawkins, John Hoare, Edward Horwood, John King, Robert Lucas, Henry Markham, Henry Moreton, Edward Norman, Thomas Page, William Partridge, Joseph Pedder, John Rose, Richard Seare, Thomas Sheene, William Shepherd junior, Thomas Thorne, John Wade, William Webb and Coles Willison.  (Sess.R.98/106)

Jurors for the cases against Joseph Cole, Richard Cole, William Bunyan and Samuel Sexton.

William Ailwood, Wendover Benbow, Mathew Channer, John Edmonds, James Hedges, Thomas Kempster, Richard Reed, William Sheldon, Nicholas Syms, Joseph Wheeler, Robert Wheeler, Thomas Woodward.  Richard Singleton and Alexander Saunders were not sworn.  (Sess.R.98/113)

p.252.  Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Richard Saunders of Aylesbury, esquire; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and Arthur Crabb, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Joseph Bell and John Patten Burnham, both of the same, gentleman. (Sess.R.99/86)

 

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The Rev. George Stephens of Waddesdon; certified by Hern Harrison, minister, and John Cripps, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Richard Egleton and John Butler, both of the same.  (Sess.R.99/85)

John Patten Burnham; certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by Joseph Hincks and Robert Webster, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess.R.99/84)

Joseph Hincks of Ailesbury, Officer of Excise; certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by John Patten Burnham and Robert Webster.  (Sess.R.99/83)

Joseph Bell; certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by Richard Saunders and John Patten Burnham. (Sess.R.99/82)

Robert Webster; certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by Joseph Hincks and John Patton Burnham. (Sess.R.99/81)

John Wells of Wavendon, esquire; certified by William Low, curate, and Thomas Hart, churchwarden, of the same, and witnessed by Thomas Ashbey and Benjamin Abney.  (Sess.R. 99/79)

John Rogers of Lethenborough, esquire; certified by John Price, minister, and Francis Southell, churchwarden, of Buckingham, and witnessed by Nicholas Merwin of Winslow, gentleman, and William Harris of Lenborough (Lethenborough), labourer.  (Sess.R.99/78)

Nicolaus Merwin;  certified as for John Rogers and witnessed by John Rogers and William Harris.  (Sess.R.99/105)

Thomas Read of Aylesbury, innholder;  certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by William Synge, Lieutenant in General Wade's Regiment of Horse, and Robert Wheeler of Aylesbury.  (Sess.R.99/104)

William Synge;  certified as for Richard Saunders and witnessed by Joseph Hincks and Robert Webster.  (Sess.R.99/80)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

Oath of Allegiance.

Taken by:  Thomas Beesly, Richard Hitchcocke, Richard Bigg, Stephen- Bigg, Robert Lowndes, Barnard Turney, Benjamin Reynolds, William Price, William Mason, Ralph Clayton, Peter Waldo, Joseph Willis, John Theed, Henry Harrison, George Olyffe, Robert Armistead, John Wright, Nathaniel Bliss, Mathew Hawes, Robert Peck, William Chaloner, John Baily, James Parsons, John Eustace, John Strainge, Alexander Towneshend, John Keene, William Fincher, Richard Pancornst, Richard Phillips, William Ridle, Thomas Ferrers, Robert Kingham, Richard Widmer, Francis Binfield, William Dawney, Henry Pinnack, James Edmonds, John North, John Costebadie, Thomas Harding Rowland, Francis Rondeloa and Henry Pettipher.

p.253.  Indictments.

Sarah Hathwell of Wooburn, for selling ale without a licence.

The inhabitants of Cheddington, Horton (Sess.R.99/111) and Ivinghoe for not repairing the highway [see p.221].

John Typper, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, Ann Mawby and Ambrose Smith for recusancy.

William Loveday junior, of St.Peters, Brackly, co. Northampton, maltster, for assault on Thomas Keen of Turweston, yeoman.

 

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Presentments of the constables.

The inhabitants of Upper Winchendon and Kingswood, for not repairing their highways.  (Sess.R.99/14 and 15)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, for recusancy.  (Sess.R.99/37)

Richard Morgan of Shipton Lee, yeoman, for not attending the justices at their petty sessions.  (Sess.R.99/110)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.99/32)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Desborough, Newport, Stoke and Stony Stratford had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.99/31,33-36,38-45,106)

Petty constables sworn.

Eaton and Windsor  Robert Bromley vice Robert Dunton

Marsh Gibbon William Parker junior vice Thomas

Bayly

Cold Brayfield Christopher Steffe vice [blank].

Treasurer sworn.

Thomas Hedges of Cublinston, vice Thomas Turney.

Orders.

Thomas Road, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and p.254.  Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell keepers, were each paid their quarter’s salary.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, Joseph Miller and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £2.ls.7d., £1.18s.4d., £2.14s.l0d., and £1.l7s.5d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Roger Jenyns, Clerk of Assize for the Norfolk circuit, was paid £8.8s.0d., his fee for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of eight felons to America.  (Sess.R. 99/64,65,73,74)

p.255.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £8.13s.9d. for medicines and attendance.

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £3.18s.0d. for curing “severall Ulcers, Tumours, and dislocations of Bones in the Leggs or Several poor Prisoners”.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.  He was also paid £17.18s.5½d. p.256.  the expense he had incurred in conveying eight prisoners to Newgate for transportation to America, making a close room for securing the prisoners, providing large gates for the better security of the gaol, and supplying fire and candles to sick and lame prisoners.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid £1.l0s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing John Anderson, a County child, for one quarter.

Bridgot, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam a County child.

p.257.  Richard Martin, petty constable of Little Brickhill, and Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford,

 

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were paid their quarterly salaries for the passing of vagrants through the county.

James Parsons, of the hundred of Ashendon, Richard Pancrust and Richard Phillips of the three hundreds of Newport, Richard Widmor, of the hundred of Burnham and Robert Kingham p.258.  of the same, Thomas Ferrers and William Riddle of the hundred of Desborough and Henry Pinnack of the hundred of Stoke, all chief constables, were paid £1.0s.0d., lls.0d., £4.3s.9d., 5s.6d., £1.6s.6d., 5s.0d., £1.3s.6d. and £1.6s.6d. respectively, for the like.

The petty constables of Bledlow were paid £1.6s.6d., of Colebrook 19s.0d., of Linslade, 9s.0d., of Stony Stratford £2.1s.0d., of Tingewick 17s.0d. and of Turweston 5s.6d. for the like service.

p.259.  The removal order of John Cummins from Princes Risborough to Aston Sandford, respited until this session, was confirmed [see p.238].

The removal order of John Bowler from Oakely to Bradenham, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.99/59)

P.260.  The removal order of William Johnson, Mary his wife, and their children Edward, George, Mercy, Dinah, William and Robert, from Haversham to Brill, was confirmed.  (Sess.R. 99/60)

The removal order of Henry Sheriffe from Stoke Poges to Wadsdon, was quashed for want of form, and the Overseers of Stoke Poges were given liberty to apply for another order. (Sess.R.99/61)

p.261.  The removal order of John Alford and his six children, Edward aged 14 years, Thomas 10 years, Mary 8 years, Elizabeth 6 years, Francis 4 years and George 6 months, from Wooburn to Hemelhempstead, co. Hertford, was quashed.  The said John Alford was baptized at Hemelhempstead 17 September, 1686.  (Sess.R.99/49,62 and 63)

The removal order of John Simcocks, Ann his wife, and one male and one female child, twins, aged about four months, from Great Missendon to Chearsley, was quashed. (Sess.R.99/54)

p.262.  The removal order of William Gent and his six children Elizabeth, Mary, William, John, Allen and Catherine, from Winslow to Stepney, co.Middlesex, respited until this sessions, was quashed [see p.237].

The removal order of Mary Francis, wife of Thomas Francis, from Buckingham to Churchill, co.Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.99/55)

p.263.  The removal order of Humphry James and Mary his wife from Great Horwood to Hodgston was confirmed. (Sess.R.99/56)

The removal order of Sarah Hutchings, wife of John Hutchings, with Mary their daughter aged two years and John their son aged six months, from Chepping Wyccombe to Medmenham, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.99/57)

 

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p.264.  The removal order of Mary White, spinster, from Olney to Ecton, co.Northampton, was confirmed.  (Sess.R.99/70)

The removal order of Robert Warren and Anne his wife from Langley Marish to Denham, respited until this sessions [see p.237] was confirmed.  Robert was born 18th February, 1699/1700, and baptized 2nd March of the same year, at Denham.  (Sess.R.99/16)

p.265.  The removal order of Francis Brown, son of Alice, wife of Thomas Grainger by a former marriage, aged about seven years, from Chesham to Chalfont St.Peters, was respited until the next sessions.

p.266.  John Deverall of Winslow was repaid £4.0s.0d. being the duty on 160 Winchester bushels of malt which he made between 24th June 1726 and 24th June 1727, and which was destroyed by fire.

The indictment against Thomas Bryarwood junior of Horton, esquire, for not repairing a footbridge, was respited sine die, the bridge having been repaired.  (Sess.R. 99/71)

The complaint of David Threipland esquire, and Sarah his wife, both of Haddenham, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

p.267.  The indictment against Wendor [Wendover] Benbow, yeoman, was discharged.

The indictment against Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, esquire, was respited sine die.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

The surveyors of the highways of Little Horwood, were authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for the repair of highways according to the act.

p.268.  Like orders for the surveyors of the highways of Waddesdon, Ellesborough and Walton.

It was agreed that at the next Assizes there should be prepared and signed “an humble address to condole on the loss of our late royal sovereign and to congratulate his Majesty’s peaceful accession to the Crown of these realms”.

A report of the justices concerning the Poor Rates of Great Marlow, and another concerning those of Newton Longville, were filed with the records of this sessions. (Sess.R.99/58,75)

Thomas Upstone, a poor debtor in the County gaol, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess.R.99/47)

p.269.  The chief constables were to return lists of those qualified to serve on juries at the next sessions.

p.270.  The indictment against Hester Bennett of Chalfont St.Peters, widow, for erecting and continuing an unlawful cottage was respited sine die.

 

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Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford East Side agreed to continue to pass vagrants through the county for the ensuing year for the salary of £5 per quarter.

The recognizance of £10 penalty, entered into by Andrew Anderson of Stoke Poges to give evidence against Samuel Dean of Upton, having been estreated upon Andrew Anderson’s failing to appear, was discharged.

pp.270-271.  For the convenience of all those required, by an Act of Parliament of 6 Anne, cap.vii, for the further security of her Majesty’s person to take the oath of allegiance, it was ordered that the Court should adjourn to the Town Hall at Buckingham on Tuesday, 25th July, thence to the Town Hall at Chepping Wyccombe on Friday,25th August, thence to the Town Hall at Aylesbury on Saturday, 26th August, thence to the Town Hall at Buckingham, on Thursday 31st August, and thence to the Saracen’s Head Inn at Newport Pagnell on Saturday, 2nd September, so that all affected persons might have the opportunity to come and fulfil the requirements of the said Act.

p.271.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Joseph Cole, Richard Cole, Samuel Sexton and William Bunyan were all found Not Guilty [see p.247].

p.272.  John Mead and Joseph Wells pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling [see p.220].

William Brown and Thomas Carter [see p.220], and William Loveday [see p.253], traversed their indictments.

Fines.

The fines of John Mead and Joseph Wells as above.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

William Loveday of Turweston, maltster.

William Brown and Thomas Carter, both of Chalfont St. Peters.

Thomas Page of Kingsgate Street in the parish of St. George the Martyr, co.Middlesex, butcher; sureties William Plumb of Bolton Street in the parish of St.Giles in the Fields, co.Middlesex, miller, and Daniel Toustall of Crain Court in the parish of St.Dunstan’s-in-the-West,co. Middlesex, gentleman.

p.273.  John Goodman of Woughton, to answer to Mary Bunbury [Banbury, Surman] of Cheynes for bastardy; sureties Richard Goodman senior and Richard Goodman junior.  (Sess.R.99/30.  Sess.Min.I, p.l)

Martha Surman [Bunbury, Banbury] of Chenyes said that she first became acquainted with Thomas Page when he lodged in the house of Mary Bostock, silk-stocking weaver, in Drake Street near Red Lyon Square, Middlesex, where she was a hired servant.  (Sess.R.99/50,51)

Edward Franklyn of Bledlow, yeoman, to answer to James Foley of Chinner, co.Oxon.  (Sess.R.99/29)

Jonas Morris of Penn, butcher, to answer to Elizabeth Porter for bastardy;  surety Thomas Noy Morris of Chepping Wyccombe, dealer.  (Sess.R.99/21)

 

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Edward Bedder of Aylesbury, victualler, for assault, upon Martha, his wife;  sureties Thomas Read, innholder, and William Leadbeater, tailor, both of the same. (Sess.R.99/19)

William Woodward of Aylesbury, labourer, to answer for assault upon his wife Elizabeth;  sureties Thomas Woodward senior, shopkeeper, and Thomas Kempster, victualler, both of the same.  (Sess.R.99/18)

William Loveday of St.Peter’s in Brackley, co. Northampton, maltster, for assault on Thomas Keen;  sureties Edward Loveday and Robert James, maltsters.  (Sess.R.99/17)

John Ashburnham of Olney, wheelwright, to answer for assault on Ann, wife of Thomas Freeman of the same, laboureR.  (Sess.R.99/26)

Thomas Freeman to prosecute John Ashburnham.  (Sess.R. 99/27)

Mary Lambert said that Ann, wife of Thomas Freeman, told her that John Ashburnham had beaten her.  (Sess.R. 99/72).  Ann said that John Ashburnham had also beaten her son.  (Sess.R.99/69)

Christopher Crouch of Lavendon, victualler, for John Ashburnham to appear.  (Sess.R.99/28)

Edward Lee of Becconsfield, gentleman, to answer Benjamin Young of the same, esquire;  sureties Thomas Aldridge, victualler, and William Lee junior, carpenter, both of the same.  (Sess.R.99/23)

Richard Spratley of Wooburne, butcher, to answer for assault on John Millington;  sureties William Harris, butcher, and Henry Webb, husbandman, both of the same. (Sess.R.99/22)

William Symonds of Weedon, labourer, to be of good behaviour towards Elizabeth his wife;  sureties Thomas Aldridge, victualler, and Thomas Merger, labourer, both of the same.  (Sess.R.99/20)

Thomas Keen to prosecute William Loveday for assault. (Sess.R.99/18)

Edward Horwood of Little Brickhill, baker, to answer for taking a female child about six days old from Mary Marlow; surety Henry Kichell of Bragnell-cum-Soulbury. (Sess.R.99/24,25)

Joan, wife of Richard Allen of Bow Brickhill, said that Edward Horwood asked her to go with him to Mary Marlow, whose child he demanded, saying that if it was his he would provide for it, and not put her in Bridewell. Mary was at last persuaded to give the child to Joan. (Sess.R.99/66)

George Price of Soulbury said that, his sister Mary Marlow desiring him to inform the justices that Edward Horwood wished to deprive her of her child, he did so, but on his return found the child gone, and heard Mary say, "Dear Mother I shall be beside myself if I cannot have my dear babe again ... and she immediately fell into a fit and beat herself over the breast several times and did not speak for half an hour and crinch her hands in his hair and he hold her for a considerable time".  (Sess.R. 99/67)

John Marlow said that the day after the child was taken away, he saw his sister Mary "very ill in bed ... and she said, ‘Dear Brother I have lost my child’, and he indeavoured to perswade her that she would have it again and she made answer she should never see it more".  (Sess.R. 99/68)

Recognizances discharged.

William East of Great Marlow, bargemaster, Joseph Cole

 

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Midsummer Session, 13th July, 1727 [1 George II]

Slough, Richard Cole of Upton, William Bunyan of Shendley, Samuel Sexton of Chesham, Edward Bedder, Thomas Read, William Leadbeater, William Woodward, Thomas Woodward and Thomas Kempster, all of Aylesbury, William Loveday, Edward Loveday and Robert James of St.Peter’s in Brackley, co. Northampton, John Ashburnham and Thomas Freeman of Olney, Christopher Crouch of Lavendon, Richard Spratley, William Harris and Henry Webb of Wooburne, William Symonds, Thomas Aldridge and Thomas Merger of Weedon.

Midsummer Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Buckingham 27th July, 1727.

p.274.  Sacrament Certificate.

Produced by Henry Gillman of Chalfont St.Peters; certified by Edward Morse, vicar of the same and witnessed by Francis Gillman and William Brown.  (Sess.R.99/87)

Henry Gillman also took the statutory oath.

The oath of allegiance was taken by Paul Risley of Chetwood, esquire, and William Hayton, Clerk of the Peace.

Midsummer Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Chepping Wyccombe.  25th August, 1727.

p.275.  Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by Captain John Maitland of St.Paul’s, Covent Garden, London;  certified by Phaniel Bacon, minister, and Allgirnoon Diearcy, churchwarden, of St. Lawrence, Redding, co. Berks, and witnessed by Colonel John Bright of Beconsfield and Thomas Elvis.  (Sess.R.99/95)

Colonel John Bright; certified as for Captain John Maitland and witnessed by Captain John Maitland and Thomas Elvis.  (Sess.R.99/101)

Thomas Hawgood of Chepping Wycombe, embroiderer; certified by Benjamin Woollaston, curate, and John Deney and Robert Orchard, churchwardens, of the same, and witnessed by Andrew Symes and Anthony Butterfield, both of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess.R.99/88)

Edward Marshall of Chepping Wycombe, innholder; certified by Benjamin Woollaston and John Deney and witnessed by White Seabright, gentleman, and John Russell, bricklayer, both of the same.  (Sess.R.99/102)

White Sebright;  certified by Benjamin Woollaston and Robert Orchard and witnessed by Edward Marshall and John Russell.  (Sess.R.99/103)

Hugh Shrimpton of Chepping Wycomb, gentleman; certified by Henry Becher, m inister, and John Smales, churchwarden, of Wooburn and witnessed by Richard Twitchell of the same and William Haukswell of West Wycomb, gentlemen.  (Sess.R.99/98)

William Haukswell;  certified as for Hugh Shrimpton and witnessed by Hugh Shrimpton and Richard Twitchell. (Sess.R.99/99)

Richard Twitchell;  certified as for Hugh Shrimpton and witnessed by Hugh Shrimpton and William Haukswell. (Sess.R.99/97)

 

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Daniel Berriman of Chepping Wycomb;  certified as for Hugh Shrimpton and witnessed by William Maddox of Great Marlow and Richard Twitchell.  (Sess.R.99/96)

William Maddox;  certified as for Hugh Shrimpton and witnessed by Richard Twitchell and William Haukswell. (Sess.R.99/100)

All those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by the Rev.  John Ball of Chesham.

Midsummer Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Aylesbury. 26th August, 1727.

Sacrament Certificates.

Produced by Richard Ingoldesby, esquire;  certified by Benjamin Gatton, minister, and Thomas Lee, churchwarden, of Dinton alias Donnington, and witnessed by Augustin Bishop senior and Thomas Griffith.  (Sess.R.99/94)

Francis Ingoldesby, gentleman;  certified and witnessed as for Richard Ingoldesby.  (Sess.R.99/93)

Richard Sydenham of Hugendon, Sheriff of the county of Buckingham;  certified by S.Guise, minister, and John Doney and Paul Monday, churchwardens, of Chepping Wycomb and witnessed by Edward Marshall of Chepping wycomb, innholder, and Richard Witney of Hugendon, labourer. (Sess.R.99/92)

p.276.  All those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by the Rev.  Thomas Cottin and the Rev.  Thomas Whitehead.

Midsummer Session.  Adjourned to Newport Pagnell. 2nd September, 1727.

[Adjournment to the Town Hall of Buckingham, 31st August, 1727 was made impossible, in default of the justices meeting there.]

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by William Hartley senior;  certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and Robert Bradford, church- warden, of St.Mary Magdalen, Stony Stratford East side and witnessed by William Hawkins and Richard Sutton.  (Sess.R. 99/90)

William Hartley junior;  certified by William Cooke, minister, and Joseph King, churchwarden, of Beachampton and witnessed as for William Hartley senior.  (Sess.R.99/91)

The Rev.  Conway Rand;  certified by Thomas Loveday, minister, and John Kinch, churchwarden, of Finmere and witnessed by Edward Brooke and William King.  (Sess.R.99/89)

p.277.  All those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.  The oath of allegiance was taken by Leonard Sedgwick, Henry Turner, John Coles, Robert Woodward, Thomas Sedgwick, Edmund Green, Henry Voyce, Lowde Bankes, Thomas Day, Thomas Cusins and John [blank].

PP.278-280.  [blank].

 

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Midsummer Session, 13th July, 1727 [1 George II]

Bridewell Calendars.

Buckingham Ann Miller;  in custody.

Elizabeth Edge;  in custody.  (Sess.R.99/46)

Chepping Wycombe Elizabeth Proud;  discharged.

Levi Lawrence;  -in custody.(Sess.R.99/48)

Transportation of Felons.

At a Gaol Delivery held at Aylesbury 6th March,1726-7, four justices were nominated to contract for the transporta- tion to America of the following felons:  Richard Swaine, Stephen Wilston, Joseph Martin, Thomas Burroughs, Robert Holdsworth, Thomas Eyre, Thomas Monford and Thomas Turpin. (Sess.R.99/64)

Contract was made with Jonathan Forward of London, merchant.  (Sess.R.99/65,73,74. See p.254)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.99/11)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.99/13)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 99/12)

 

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

5th October, 1727 [1 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county

p.281. John Baker of Weston Turville, William Baker of the same, Thomas Beck of Westcott, Edward Burnham of Shabbington, Elijah Clarke of Adstock, Thomas Coles of Ickford, Thomas Fellows of Westcott, John Gregory of Wavendon, John Horton of Grafton, Thomas Ives of Great Missenden, John Keen of West Wycombe, Robert Kipping of Wendover, Robert Moores of Cheddington, Robert Seabrooke of Cheddington, John Smith of Chalkmore, Thomas Tuffin of Wendover, Benjamin Verey of Wendover, Henry Webb of Bierton, Richard Webb of Bierton, James West of Cuddington and John Whitchurch of Westcott.

The following were not sworn:  John Book of Westcott, George Carey of Olney, William Clark of Steeple Cleydon, Edward Durrant of Tingwick, Michael Finamore of Newport Pagnell, Richard Freer of

 

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Wycombe Forrens, John Ginger senior of Wendover, William Hale of Emberton, Jarvis Harris of Waddesden, Edward Kent of Emberton, William Turner of Wycombe Forrens and John Woodbridge of Wornhall.  (Sess.R.99/2 and 100/113)

Jurors for the case against Thomas Dorrell

William Ailewood, John Baily, John Capell, Waring Coleshill, Thomas Collins, Robert Egleton, Thomas Hill, Richard Holloway, William Lee, Joseph Miller, Thomas Tattham, John Welch.  Amos Read was not sworn.

For the case against William Loveday the same jurors were sworn, except that Joseph Bell, William Hasle and William Clarke replaced Thomas Tattham, Richard Holloway and Waring Coleshill.  Christopher Faster was not sworn. (Sess.R.100/81.  Sess.Min.I, p.5)

p.282.  Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Henry Crosse, esquire;  certified by William Stevenson, minister, and John Hill, churchwarden, of Bledlow, and witnessed by John Rily and Edward Stevens, both of the same.  (Sess.R.100/55)

Francis Lige of Weston Turvile, esquire;  certified by Robert Bright, minister, and William Brown, churchwarden, and witnessed by Thomas Dover and Henry Taylor, yeomen, all of the same.  (Sess.R.100/56)

James Somner of Aston Clynton esquire;  certified and witnessed, as for Francis Ligo.  (Sess.R.100/57)

Edward Bedder of Chepping Wycombe, esquire;  certified by S.Guise, minister, and John Doney and Paul Monday, churchwardens, and witnessed by Joseph Tomlinson, felt- maker, and Nehemiah Grover, cordwainer, all of the same. (Sess.R.100/54)

Captain John Edwards of Great Marlow;  certified by Richard Millechamp, minister, and Henry Franklin, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Lelio Hensbergh of Hambledon esquire, and Captain James Fitzpatrick of Great Marlow.  (Sess.R.100/44)

Lelio Hensbergh;  certified as for Captain John Edwards and witnessed by Captain John Edwards and Captain James Fitzpatrick.  (Sess.R.100/45)

Captain James Fitzpatrick;  certified as for Captain John Edwards and witnessed by Captain John Edwards and Lelio Hensbergh.  (Sess.R.100/46)

Thomas Eyre of Burnham esquire;  certified by M.Tate, minister, and Peter Style, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by John Perryman and Thomas Windsor.  (Sess.R. 100/53)

John Perryman of Farnham esquire;  certified, as for Thomas Eyre and witnessed by Thomas Eyre and Thomas Windsor.  (Sess.R.100/52)

Nehemiah Grover;  certified, as for Edward Bedder and witnessed by Edward Bedder and Joseph Tomlinson.  (Sess.R. 100/51)

 

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William Miller, Officer of Excise in Hanslope; certified by Sh.Garmston, minister, and William Dice, churchwarden, of Castle Thorp and witnessed by Richard Phillips of Newport Pagnell and Thomas Warwick of Hanslop. (Sess.R.100/50)

Joseph Tomlinson;  certified as for Edward Bedder, and witnessed by Edward Bedder and Nehemiah Grover.  (Sess.R. 100/49)

Job Hanmer of Simpson, esquire;  certified by John Jackson, minister, and William Etheridge and Samuel Mills, churchwardens, of the same and witnessed by Richard Sharman and John Harris.  (Sess.R.100/48)

Daniel Baker esquire;  certified by John Page, minister, and George Salter and Edmund Grove, churchwardens of Pen, and witnessed by Richard Roberts and Robert Lambert.  (Sess.R.100/47)

Thomas Coventry of Hambledon esquire;  certified by William Fairfax, minister, and Robert Denham, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by George Stehn of Wooburn, esquire, and Edward Marshall of Chepping Wycomb, innholder. (Sess.R.100/43)

George Stehn;  certified, as for Thomas Coventry and witnessed by Thomas Coventry and Edward Marshall.  (Sess.R. 100/42) [See also:  Sess.Min.I, p.2.]

Thomas Saunders of Brill;  certified by Morgan Lyson, minister, and William Stanton-and Hablie Turner, church- wardens, of the same, and witnessed by William Smith and Thomas Benham.  (Sess.R.99/1)

Garnham Edwards of Hundridge;  certified by John Ball, minister, and Thomas Brickwell, churchwarden, of Chesham, and witnessed by Edward Edwards of Hundridge, gentleman, and John Aldridge of Chesham, husbandman. (Sess.R.100/68)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.  The oath of allegiance was taken by Samuel Brown, John Smith, Robert Bright, George Tipping and J.Lodington.

p.283.  Indictments.

The inhabitants of Upper Winchendon and Kings Wood. (Sess.R.99/108,116)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, Ann Mawby and Richard Morgan for recusancy.  Penelope, wife of George Turner of Brill, for assault on Jane Turner.  (Sess.R. 100/124)

William Johnson of Eaton and Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, both for evil behaviour and disturbing the peace.  (Sess.R.99/107,112)

John Wootton of Linslade, labourer, for assault on Henry Read.  (Sess.R.100/119)

John Bird, William Syms and Martha Syms, for assault on Jane Waller.  (Sess.R.100/118)

Jane Waller of Linslade, spinster, for assault on John Bird, Henry Read, Thomas Syms and William Syms. (Sess.R.100/120-123)

John Heasham for assault on William Johnson.  (Sess.R. 99/109)

 

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Michaelmas Session, 5th October, 1727 [1 George II]

Henry Tasker of Farnham Royal, butcher, for killing a sheep and exposing it for sale.  (Sess.R.99/113)

George Turner of Brill, for assault on Richard Turner. (Sess.R.100/117)

Presentments of the constables.

Joseph Redding of Horsendon, surveyor of highways, for not appearing at the petty sessions.  (Sess.R.100/84)

Robert Darvell of Little Kimble for removing a common bridge.  (Sess.R.100/83)

Henry Crouch of Newton Blossomvile, petty constable, for not making his presentments.  (Sess.R.100/92)

Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, esquire, for not repairing Crabbtree Lane.  (Sess.R.100/94)

Thomas Greenon of Long Crendon, William Stevens of Grandborough, George Lillingston of Kingsey, John Lamborn of Aston Sandford, William Southam of Waddesden, John Woodbridge of Chearsley, Bartholomew Tipping of Wornall and Michael Coles of Dorton, all labourers and constables, all for not appearing at the petty sessions.  (Sess.R.100/85)

John Godsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, for recusancy.  (Sess.R.100/94)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.100/82)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough and Stony Stratford had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.100/86-91, 93, 95-98, 116)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Chalfont St.Peters Timothy Burrows and Nathaniel Hill vice John Wood and John Russell. (Sess.R.100/106)

Eaton Thomas Rowley [tithingman] vice Robert Bromley.

Thomas Hopkins was not sworn. (Sess.R.100/104)

p.284.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers, were each paid their quarter’s salary.

Thomas Fowler, William Holton, Joseph Miller and p.285.  Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £I.10s.4d., £1.9s.3d., £1.9s.7d., and £1.8s.7d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Thomas [Wilson] Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £9.2s.9d. for medicines and attendance. (Sess.Min.I, p.6)

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £1.2s.0d. for curing herpes in both the hands of William Russell, and other ailments in diverse other prisoners.

p.286.  Garnham Edwards, undersheriff, was paid £25, the expense he had incurred while serving the court and £2.2s.0d. which he had paid to Joseph Williams, Clerk and Receiver to the Lord Chief Justice Raymond, for exhibition money to the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea, and his acquittance payable yearly from the Court.  (Sess.Min.I, p.6)

 

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Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d. for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners for one quarter.

p.287.  Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid £1.10s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing John Anderson a County child, for one quarter.

Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam a County child.

Richard Martin, petty constable of Little Brickhill and James Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

p.288.  Richard Phillips, Robert Kingham and Richard Widmore, all chief constables, were paid £6.14s.lld., £2.2s 6d. and £1.0s.0d. respectively for the like.

The petty constables of Tingewick were paid 17s.5d. for the like service.

The petty constables of Radcliffe-cum-Chackmore were paid 12s.0d. for carrying forces’ baggage.

p.289.  Similarly, those of Ravenstone were paid £1.4s.0d. and of Wendover and Stokemandevill 18s.0d.

p.290.  Thomas Bayley and William Twitchell 17s.0d. and James Ball and Ralph Belch 15s.0d., for the like service. (Sess.Min.I, p.3)

John Showler was paid £20 for repairing Thornborough Bridge.  (Sess.Min.I, p.2)

Richard Martin of Little Brickhill was paid £4 in regard of his having, “by order of the Secretary of Warr ... provided carriages for conveying a great Number of p.291.  Women and Children who had followed his Majestie’s forces on their march thoro this County, by which means he was putt unto a great Charge ...” (Sess.Min.I, p.4)

pp.291-292.  The removal order of Thomas Edmonds and Elizabeth his wife from Ashendon-cum-Pollicutt to Aynho alias AEno, co. Northampton, was confirmed.  “Thomas Edmonds about fourteen years since was hired for a year to Abraham Wrighton at Aynho alias AEno ... and then to Mr. Thomas Potter, an inhabitant of Bissiter in the county of Oxon” for a year, and then from Michaelmas 1726 to Midsummer 1727 he was again hired to the same Thomas Potter. It was ordered that these facts be set out in the Order, that the officers of Aynho alias AEno, might, if they wished, bring a writ of certiorari to remove the order to the Court of the King’s Bench at Westminster.  (Sess.R. 100/100,101.  Sess.Min.I, p.3)

The removal order of Francis Brown from Chesham to Chalfont St.Peters, respited until this sessions [see p.265] was quashed.  (Sess.R.100/102.  Sess.Min.I, p.6)

p.293.  The removal order of Edward Gee and Anne his wife from Stone-cum-Bishopstone to Ashendon, was confirmed. (Sess.R.100/103)

The removal order of William Tappen aged six years, and Elizabeth his sister aged 3 or 4 years, son and

 

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daughter of Sarah, wife of John Lovejoy of Whitfield, co. Oxon, from Monks Risborough to Whitfield, was confirmed, until each child should attain the age of 7 years, at which age each was to be returned to Monks Risborough, where they were born.  (Sess.R.100/99)

p.294.  Edward Newens and Samuel Seare, and William Cooke and Thomas Clyffe, surveyors of the highways of Cheddington and Horton respectively, traversed the indictments against the inhabitants of those parishes, for not repairing Beane highway, leading from Ivinghoe to Leighton Bussard, co. Bedford.  The matter was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.

p.295.  The recognizances of Jonas Morris of Penn, butcher, and Thomas Noy Morris of Chepping Wyccombe, dealer, his surety, for Jonas to appear and answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Porter, singlewoman, was respited until the next sessions.

The surveyors of the highways of Shabbington were authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for highway repairs according to the act. (Sess.Min.I, p.4)

p.296.  A like order for the surveyors of the highways of Wendover.

Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Watkins of Steeple Cleydon, cordwainer, complained to the Court that her husband “had beaten her very grievously and threatened her life”.  It was therefore ordered that Hugh Watkins should be apprehended and enter into a recognizance to appear at the next sessions. (Sess.Min.I, p.2)

The complaint of Robert Winslow and Richard Wood, both of Oakely, and that of “Thomas Monday of Wendover, p.297.  both concerning poor rates, were referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess.Min.I,p.6)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

The recognizance of £10 penalty, of Richard Dean of Wexham, labourer, estreated on his failure to appear, was discharged.

p.298.  The surveyors of the highways of Aylesbury, authorised to raise a 6d. rate for highway repairs. (Sess.Min.I, p.7)

p.298-299.  The complaint of Jone Monday of Oveing, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess.Min.I, p.3)

p.300.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

William Johnson. [see p.283] pleaded Guilty and was fined 3s.4d.  (Sess.Min.I, p.4)

Thomas Towell of Chesham, tallow chandler, indicted for assault on James Cherrington, pleaded Guilty and was fined one shilling.  (Sess.R.99/115)

James Smith of Ellesborough [see p.220] pleaded guilty and was fined one shilling.  (Sess.Min.I, p.5)

 

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John Wootton of Linslade, labourer, John Bird of the Citty of London, labourer, William Syms of Surcott, labourer, and Martha Syms of the same, spinster [see p.283] pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling.  (Sess. Min.I, pp.5,6)

William Loveday [see p.253] was found Guilty and fined 2s.6d.  (Sess.min.I, p.5)

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall [see p.283] was found Guilty and sentenced “to Stand in the Pillory for the Space of one hour at Aylesbury and was fined five shillings and was committed to this County Goale till the same should be paid and ordered not to be discharged till he should give Sufficient Security for his good behaviour for the Space of Seaven years”.

p.301.  Fines.

The fines of all those convicted on p.300.

John Grace of Princes Risborough, 3s.4d.  (Sess.Min.I,p.2)

Thomas Page, for failing to appear, £50.

William Plumbee [Plumb] and Daniel Tonstall [Toustall], sureties for Thomas Page, £25 each [see p.272].

p.302.  Recognizances entered into and respited.

William Brown of Chalfont St.Peters, Thomas Carter of the same, Edward Franklyn of Bledlow, to answer to James Foley.

Jonas Morris of Penn, butcher, to answer to Elizabeth Porter for bastardy;  surety Thomas Noy Morris of Chepping Wyccombe, dealer.  (Sess.Min.I, p.l)

Thomas Towel of Chesham, gentleman [tallow-chandler, trooper] to answer for assault on James Cherrington, son of Ferdinand Cherrington of the same, apothecary; sureties Jeremiah Potter, turner, and William Treacher, victualler, both of the same.  (Sess.R.100/77.  Sess.Min.I, p.3)

George Turner of Brill, maltster, surety for Penelope his wife to appear.  (Sess.Min.I, p.7)

Jone Monday of Oving, widow, to prosecute Johannah Smith of the same for a breach of the peace;  and William Smith, yeoman, and Richard Stedham, both of the same, for Johannah to appear to answer to Jone, and be of good behaviour.  (Sess.R.99/9,10)

Martha Syms, John Syms and William Syms, all of Surcott, and Jeremiah Bird and John Bird, both of the City of London, to answer for assault on Jane Waller of Surcott.  (Sess.R.99/6-8.  Sess.Min.I. p.l)

William Johnson of Eaton, fruiterer to prosecute John Hoasham of the same, plumber;  and John Heasham, with Thomas Hopkins, shoe-maker, and John Piles, inn- keeper, both of the same, as sureties, to answer to William Johnson.  (Sess.R.100/78,79.  Sess.Min.I, pp.2,4)

Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royal, to answer for being “a sower of discord among the neighbours”; surety William Meredith of Burnham, labourer.  (Sess.R. 99/3,4.  Sess.Min.I, p.3)

Ferdinand Cherrington, for James his son to prosecute Thomas Towell.  (Sess.R.100/76.  Sess.Min.I,p.3)

William Coles of Brill to answer to John Pain; surety Richard Baker of the same.  (Sess.R.100/75. Sess.Min.I, p.5)

The same William Coles, James Sier of Brill with John Spire as surety, and Thomas Sier of the same with

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Thomas Wedge as surety, to answer for assault on Samuel Roden.  (Sess.R.100/71,73,74)

George Turner of Brill, to answer for assault on Richard Turner.  (Sess.R.100/72)

John Wilson of Newport Pagnell, butcher, for William Kendall alias Mills, of the same, butcher, to answer to Henry Andrews, justice.  (Sess.R.100/9)

Recognizances discharged.

William Loveday of Turweston, John Goodman, Richard Goodman senior, and Richard Goodman junior, of Woughton, Jone Monday, Johannah Smith, William Smith and Richard Stedham of Olney, Martha Syms, John Syms and William Syms of Surcott, Jeremiah Bird and John Bird of the City of London, William Johnson, John Heasham, Thomas Hopkins and John Piles of Eaton, Thomas Dorrell of Farnham Royall, William Meredith of Burnham, Thomas Towel, William Treacher, Jeremiah Potter and Ferdinand Cherrington, William Coles, Richard Baker, James Sier, John Spire, Thomas Sier, Thomas Wedge and George Turner, all of Brill.

p.303.  For the convenience of those required to take the oath of allegiance, the Court adjourned until Saturday 18 November, at Newport Pagnell.

Michaelmas Session.  At the Sarazen’s head, Newport Pagnell 18th November, 1727.  [1 George II]

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Francis Burton, gentleman; certified by Lowde Bankes, minister, and John Cripps, churchwarden, of Newport Pagnell and witnessed by Richard Phillips and Joseph Hincks.  (Sess.R.100/38)

Lieutonant William Gurney;  certified by John Mackerness, minister, and John- Franklin, churchwarden, of Cosgrave and witnessed by John Arthur and Gabriell Medley. (Sess.R.100/31)

Christopher Ward, Richard Patch, Benjamin Dennison, Joseph Harris, John Pridell and John Watson, Officers of Excise; certified and witnessed, as for Francis Burton. (Sess.R.100/32-37)

Thomas Chapman of Caldecott, esquire;  certified, as for Francis Burton and witnessed by Robert Fish and Richard Phillips, both of Newport Pagnell.  (Sess.R.100/39)

Dennis Farrer of Cold Brayfield, esquire;  certified by John Cumbrey, minister, and Christopher Steff, church- warden, of the same, and witnessed by Thomas Smith and Joseph Parkins.  (Sess.R.100/41)

Henry Andrews of Lathbury, esquire;  certified by Henry Turner, minister, and William Palmer, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Thomas Gee and John Bird, both of the same.  (Sess.R.100/40)

All those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by Daniel James, Benjamin Pomfrett and William Johnson.

p.304.  Michaelmas Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Chepping Wyocombe, 24th November, 1727.  [1 George II]

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Gibson of Wooburn;  certified by

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Caleb Cotton, minister, and Arthur Turney, churchwarden, of Chalfont St.Giles, and witnessed by John Willcox and Thomas Bennett.  (Sess.R.100/67)

John Willcox of Beconsfield; certified, as for Thomas Gibson and witnessed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Bennett. (Sess.R.100/58)

Both Thomas Gibson and John Willcox took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was takes by John Bates junior, John Welch junior, Daniel Beck and Joseph Hobbs.  (Sess. Min.I, p.8)

p.305.  Michaelmas Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Aylesbury, 25th November, 1727 [1 George II]

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by John Thayer of Oving, esquire; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and Arthur Crabb, church- warden, of Aylesbury, and witnessed by George Collins of Oving, esquire, and Deverell Dagnall of Aylesbury, book- seller, (Sess.R.101/62)

Neal Campbell of Aylesbury, gentleman;  certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and John Jordan, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Robert Hickman, carpenter, and Robert Wheeler, basketmaker, both of the same.  (Sess.R. 100/70)

George Collins;  certified, as for John Thayer and witnessed by John Thayer and Deverell Dagnall.  (Sess.R. 101/63)

Henry Pettipher of Aylesbury;  certified, as for John Thayer and witnessed by Robert Wheeler of Aylesbury and Deverell Dagnall.  (Sess.R.101/61)

John Dyer, Officer of Excise at Buckingham;  certified by W. Halsted, minister, and Robert Tayler and Richard Adams, churchwardens, of Thornborough and witnessed by Robert Hunt of Tinswick and George Heelas of Buckingham. (Sess.R.100/59)

James Stuckey;  certified by S.Foster, minister, and Robert Henley, churchwarden, of Swanbourn and witnessed by William Sneath and Thomas Radcliffe.  (Sess.R.100/62)

James Porter, Officer of Excise at Thornborough; certified, as for John Dyer and witnessed by George Heelas and John Dyer.  (Sess.R.100/61)

George Heelas, Officer of Excise at Buckingham; certified as for John Dyer and witnessed by Robert Hunt and John Dyer.  (Sess.R.100/60)

William Sneath, Officer of Excise;  certified, as for James Stuckey and witnessed by James Stuckey and Thomas Radcliffe.  (Sess.R.100/66)

Robert Hunt, Officer of Excise;  certified, as for John Dyer and witnessed by John Dyer and James Porter. (Sess.R.100/63)

Thomas Radcliffe, Officer of Excise;  certified, as for James Stuckey and witnessed by James-Stuckey and William Sneath.  (Sess.R.100/65)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

p.306.  Michaelmas Session.  Adjourned to the Town Hall of Chepping Wyccombe. 27th November, 1727 [1 George II]

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Carrel1 Ramsden of Becconsfield,innholder;

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certified by Umfrevile Fayrer, minister, and Mathew Bunyon, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Benjamin Young of the same, esquire, and Francis Ingoldsby of Waldridge, gentleman.  (Sess.R.100/69)

Benjamin Young;  certified as for Carrell Ramsden and witnessed by Francis Ingoldsby and Richard Allen of Becconsfield, ironmonger.  (Sess.R.100/64)

Benjamin Young and Ramsden took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by Ferdinando Shrimpton, Joseph Nichollson, Richard Allen, Thomas Ives, Thomas Russin and Samuel Welles.  (Sess.Min.I, p.9)

pp.307, 308.  [blank].

Bridewell calendars.

Buckingham Anne Miller;  in custody.

Elizabeth Edge;  in custody.  (Sess.R. 100/111)

Chepping Wyccombe Henry Gibson;  discharged.

Martha Tovey-and John Clemens, both committed for eight days.

Richard Burnom, committed for ten days. (Sess.R.100/112)

Prisoners to appear.

William Beale, committed for assault on Mary Wheeler and John Bates;  discharged.

Thomas Dorrell, committed for being “a fomenter of quarrels”;  to continue in custody.

John- Coxhill, for bastardy with Grace Goodin;  to continue in custody.  (Sess.R.100/110)

The justices certified that the highways of Shabington were in good repair.  (Sess.Min.I, p.2.  Sess.R.100/107)

Petition.

The inhabitants of Cuddington “shoothe that Will: Beall ... has been a very abuseful fellow and if he is to Gett of as he hath for foure or five sesions heretofore our Lives are in danger”.  (Sess.R.100/109)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.100/23)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R. 100/24)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.100/24)

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

11th January, 1727-8.  [1 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county

p.309.  John Aldridge of Wendover, Henry Bailey of Aylesbury, Thomas Benning of Wendover, Rowland Brassbridge of Aylesbury, William Brooks of Aylesbury, Percival Chandler of Soulbury, Robert Dancer of North Marston, William Daniel of Bletchley, John Denchfield of North Marston, Edward Eeles of Quainton, Robert Flexman of Aston Clynton, George Harding senior, of Wendover, Thomas Hughes of Quainton, Thomas Ray of Aylesbury, John Rose of Warrington, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, Thomas Seare of Quainton, Thomas Smith of Aylesbury, Radulph Stevens of North Marston, Thomas Tattham of North Marston and William Turner of Wycombe Forrens.

The following were not sworn:  Thomas Brandon of Aston Clynton, Thomas Edmonds of Aylesbury, John Fellow of Bletchley, Thomas Grace of Stewkley, William Green of Wing, Thomas Hipport of Upton, William Honnor of Wing, John Parker senior, William Parkins senior and William Rawlins junior, all of Marsh Gibbon, Robert Redman of Eaton, Robert Scriven of Hanslopp, Thomas Tarbox of Soulbury, Isaac Turner of Wycombe Forrens and William Underwood of Bletchley. (Sess.R.100/26 and 28)

Royal Proclamation of 5th July, 1727, “for punishing Vice prophaness and Immorality and for encouraging of piety and Virtue” was read.

Jurors for the cases against William Browne and Thomas Carter.

William Collins, Adrian Egleton, William Fincher, Charles Goldsmith, John Horwood, John Ironmonger, William Jeffs, Thomas Kempster, Francis North, William Riddle, John Simpkins, John Welch.  (Sess.R.100/27)

Sacrament certificates.

p.310.  Produced by John Stack, Supervisor of Excise in Wendover;  certified by G.Ollyffe, minister, and William Burnham, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and James Michaux.  (Sess.R.100/19)

Thomas Cooke, Officer of Excise in Risborough; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and John Jerdan, churchwarden, of Ailesbury and witnessed by Robert Webster and Robert Wheeler.  (Sess.R.100/14)

Clement Faulkner, Officer of Excise in Risborough; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by John Porter and Michael Fowler.  (Sess.R.100/13)

Robert Spearman, Officer of Excise in Tring; certified, as for John Stack, and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and George Fowler.  (Sess.R.100/29)

Robert Phillipson, Officer of Excise in Wendover; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Francis- Gilberthorp and John Porter.  (Sess.R.100/18)

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John Hall, yeoman of the Guard;  certified by George Coppin, minister, and Richard Barwell, churchwarden, of Calverton and witnessed by Thomas Poulter and Richard Barwell junior.  (Sess.R.101/44)

Francis Gilberthorp, Officer of Excise in Ailesbury; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and John Porter.  (Sess.R.100/20)

Henry Collins, Officer of Excise in Chesham;  certified by Benjamin Robertshaw, minister, and Thomas Bailey, churchwarden, of Amersham and witnessed by James Michaux and Michael Fowler.  (Sess.R.101/1)

John Porter, Officer of Excise in Ivinghoe;  certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Spearman and George Fowler.  (Sess.R.100/30)

Thomas Metcalfe, Officer of Excise in Wingrove; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Francis Gilberthorp and Robert Phillipson.  (Sess.R.100/17)

Hatton Tash of Iver, esquire;  certified by John Alcock, minister, and William Carter, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by John Spencer and John Sampson, both of the same.  (Sess.R.101/43)

Michael Fowler, Officer of Excise in Amersham; certified as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Spearman and John Porter.  (Sess.R.100/ll)

James Michaux, Officer of Excise in Great Missenden; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and Clement Faulkner.  (Sess.R.100/12)

George Fowler, Officer of Excise in Barkhampsted; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and Robert Spearman.  (Sess.R.100/15)

William Walker, Officer of Excise in Haddenham; certified, as for John Stack and witnessed by Robert Phillipson and Francis Gilberthorp.  (Sess.r.100/16)

All the above who produced sacrament certificates also took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by George Coppen, Clement Wakelyn, St.John Davies, Henry Stanbridge and Robert Smith.

Indictments.

Joseph Redding, Robert Darvell, Henry Crouch, Robert Grainge, Thomas Greenon, William Stevens, George Lillingston, John Lamborn, William Southam, John Wood- bridge, Bartholomew Tipping, Michael Coles, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife and Ann Mawby [see p.283].

Adrian Eggleton and Thomas Coles, overseers of the poor of Ashendon, for not obeying the warrant of Thomas Saunders, esquire, justice.

p.311.  Daniel Randall of Chesham for erecting a hogstye in the highway.

Thomas Putton, Richard Putton and John Wheeler, all of Olney, for buying and selling cattle without a licence.

Christopher Forster of Aylesbury, butcher, for assault on Thomas Dawney.

Henry Goodman of Marsworth for pound-breaking.

Presentments of the constables.

James Hawks of Great Missenden, brickbaker, for digging pits on the common near the highway.  (Sess.R. 101/13,20)

Patrick Tompson of the same for selling beer without a licence.  (Sess.R.101/20)

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John Smith of Mentmore, for not keeping up his mounds between his yard and John Preswell's orchard.  (Sees.R.101/ 17, 18)

Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, esquire, for not repairing Crabbtree Lane in the parish of Mursley.  (Sess.R. 101/16)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ann Mawby, all of Mursley, for recusancy.  (Sess.R.101/16)

William Turner, petty constable of Brill, was presented for not bringing in his presentments and quarterage money. (Sess.R.101/29)

The inhabitants of Shipton Lee, for not repairing the highway.  (Sess.R.101/12)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.101/23)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Desborough, Newport and Stoke had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.101/15,19,21,22,24-27,30-32,64)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Woughton Thomas Fountain vice Thomas Ashby. Slapton Francis Seabrooke vice Robert Eames. Penn James Wingrove vice George Norris.

John Pusey and John Dolphin, tithingmen vice James Bates and Abraham Fryer [deceased] Abraham Wingrove was not sworn.  (Sess.R.101/35)

Chilton David Harding vice John White.  (Sess.R.101/10) Chalfont St. Radulph Cox [Cock] vice [blank].

Giles [for the Thomas Bennett was not sworn. town]

[for the Joseph Boddy vice [blank]. parish] John Howard was not sworn.  (Sess.R.101/40)

Boveney liberty Nicholas Humfry vice John Webb. John Wiggens was not sworn. Eusebius Windsor [tithingman] vice [blank].

(Sess.R.101/41)

Weedon Joseph Brooks vice Michael Batson.  (Sess.R.101/42)

Bletchley William Underwood vice William King.  (Sess.

R.101/45)

Orders.

p.312.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell keepers were paid their quarter's salary.

William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Miller and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £1.7s.l0d., £1.18s.6d., £1.7s.9d. and £1.19s.0d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess.Min.I, p.17)

p.313.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £25.2s.0d. for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min.I, p.16)

Garnham Edwards, gentleman, Undersheriff, was paid £6.5s.0d. for his trouble and expense in attending the court at this present sessions.  (Sess.Min.I, p.15)

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.

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p.314.  He was also paid £21, part of a sum of £29.12s.11 ¼d. which he said he had spent, but which could not be paid to him owing to his non-appearance in Court to make oath of the same, the expense he had incurred in providing necessaries for, and attendants on, several sick prisoners ”being visited with the Small Pox and other dangerous Distempers and for burying Charges of others who died in his Custody”.  (Sess.R.101/49.  Sess.Min.I, p.18)

Elizabeth Willson, widow, was paid £1.l0s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing John Anderson, a County child, for one quarter.

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid the like sums for James Absolam a County child.  (Sess.Min.I, p.17)

p.315.  Richard Martyn, petty constable of Little Brickhill, and Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid their quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.  (Sess.Min.I, p.16)

The petty constables of Great Brickhill, were paid 8s.0d., of Chippenham 7s.0d., of Colebrooke 6s.6d., of Chalfont St.Peters 12s.0d., of Denham £3.3s.9d., of Stoke p.316.  Goldington £2.17s.6d., and of West Wyccombe 17s.6d. for the like service.

Robert Hartwell, constable of the town of Colebrooke, was paid £3.11s.6d., the expense he had incurred in passing a vagrant to Bottle Cleydon “by reason of Severall Accidents that had happened in the Journey”.  (Sess.Min.I, p.17)

p.317.  The petty constables of Bierton were paid 12s.0d. for carrying forces’ baggage, those of Bradwell were paid £1.0s.0d.,of Broughton 14s.0d., of North Crawley £1.l0s.0d., those of Chichely £1s.17s.6d.,

P.318.  of Clifton 10s.0d., of Emberton £1.0s.0d., of Hanslop 10s.0d., of Lavendon £1.0s.0d., of Great Linford 11s.3d., of Lathbury 10s.0d., of Moulson £1.8s.0d., of Newport Pagnell £1.7s.6d., of Newport £1.0s.0d., of Stoke Mandevill 16s.0d.,

p.319.  of Stoke Goldington and Weston Underwood £1.0s.0d. each, of Wavendon £1.10s.0d., of Chepping Wyccombe 10s.0d. and of Olney for the like service.

Richard Cocks of Aylesbury was paid £1.0s.0d.

James Reddington and Robert Woods, both of Colebrooke 12s.0d. each.

p.320.  Abraham Gigger and Francis Haynes, both of the same, l4s.0d. each for the like service.  (Sess.Min.I, p.16)

The removal order of John Trent and Penelope, his wife, from Penn to Chepping Wyccombe, was quashed.  (Sess.R. 101/37.  Sess.Min.I, pp.13,18)

The removal order of Elizabeth Mortyshoot, singlewoman, from Leckhampstead to steeple Cleydon, was quashed. (Sess.R.101/33.  Sess.Min.I, p.15)

p.321.  The removal order of Robert Sharp, labourer, from Wendover to Hays, co. Middlesex, was confirmed.  (Sess.R. 101/34.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

The removal order of William Sheen and Joan his wife from Aylesbury to Waddesden, was confirmed.  "Interim

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between the Date and removall the Man Dyed only moved Woman and Child".  (Sess.R.100/22.  Sess.Min.I, p.17)

p.322.  The removal order of Christopher Edwards from Long Crendon to Ashendon-cum-Pollicott, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.R.101/36.  Sess.Min.I, p.13)

The order of reference to the justices of the matters concerning the repair of Bean highway [see p.294] was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.Min.I, p.12)

p.323.  By the consent of Mr. Ligo on behalf of Edmond Wells of Drayton Parslow, and of Mr. Merwin on behalf of Edmond Halsey esquire, owner of a large farm in the same parish, it was ordered that "an ancient house called the Townhouse or Churchhouse in Drayton Parslow" be converted into a workhouse for maintaining the poor of that parish.  Any poor refusing maintenance in the said workhouse would not be entitled to parish-relief.  A rate was to be levied on the inhabitants of the parish to reimburse expenses already laid out, and to be laid out, on the said workhouse.  (Sess.R. 100/21.  Sess.Min.I, p.16)

Thomas Day of Winslow, "a person employed in the publick affaires of the said Town", was appointed "Scavenger for repairing and cleansing the streets" of Winslow.  A yearly rate of 6d. in the £1 was to be levied on the inhabitants, to re-imburse expenses incurred in the course of the work.  (Sess.Min.I, p.13)

p.324.  A warrant for the arrest of Daniel Randall of Chesham was issued.  He stood indicted for erecting two hogsties in the highway, and had failed to appear.  (Sess. Min.I, p.17)

The sum of £314.0s.5½d. was to be levied upon the inhabitants of the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Ashendon, Buckingham, Cottesloe and Newport, and of the hundreds of Burnham, Desborough and Stoke, so that the chief constables who had handed in bills to the Court for passing vagrants, could be paid.  (Sess.Min.I, p.15)

p.325.  The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

Thomas Morris, Benjamin Smith, Samuel Lee, John Medley, John Carter and John Blackwell, poor prisoners in the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County broad.  (Sess.R.101/48.  Sess.Min.I, p.18)

Adrian Eggleton of Ashendon, yeoman, had sworn three profane oaths on 23 November 1727, and was convicted of the same on the day following.

p.326.  The issues set on the inhabitants of Upper Winchendon for not repairing the highways, were respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.Min.I, p.12)

The complaint of Thomas Monday of Wendover, concerning Poor Rates, being referred to the justices, the rate was confirmed, and Thomas Monday was ordered to pay his proportion, and also all arrears due.  (Sess.Min.I,p.16)

p.327.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

William Browne and Thomas Carter [see p.220] were

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found Not Guilty and discharged “no prosecucion”.  (Sess. Min.I, p.15)

Adrian Eggleton and Thomas Coales [see p.310] pleaded Guilty and were each fined £10.  (Sess.Min.I, p.15)

Christopher Forster [see p.311] pleaded Guilty and was fined one shilling.  (Sess.Min.I, p.17)

Fines.

The fines of the three persons convicted above.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

John Burton of Becconsfield, labourer, to answer to Mary Lane for bastardy; surety Henry Bolton of the same, labourer.  (Sess.R.100/7.  Sess.Min.I, pp.12,14)

William Kendall alias Mills, of Newport, butcher, to answer to Henry Andrews, esquire, justice.  (Sess.R.100/8. Sess.Min.I, p.11)

George Turner of Brill, maltster, to answer to William Wood.  (Sess.R.100/2.  Sess.Min.I, pp.11,14)

Christopher Forster [Foster] of Aylesbury, butcher, to answer for assault on William Dawney of the same, butcher;  ureties John Welch, butcher and Richard Cox, yeoman, both of the same.  (Sess.R.101/9.  Sess.Min.I,p.11)

Thomas Coales and Adrian Eggleton, both of Ashendon, for refusing to obey a warrant directed to them for the relief of the poor.  (Sess.R.101/5, 6.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

Thomas Curle of Swanbourn, yeoman, to answer for assault on Bernard Turney of Cublington, esquire;  Surety John Anstee of the same, yeoman.  (Sess.R.101/8.  Sess.Min.I, p.11)

Edward Elliott of Haversham, blacksmith, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Viols of Haversham;  surety William Ward of Linford.  (Sess.R.101/7.  Sess.Min.I, p.11)

William Coates of Studley, to answer to the overseers of the poor concerning turning away his servant on account of sickness.  (Sess.R.100/1.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

Robert Canby of Slow, innkeeper, and Thomas Stroud of the same, hostler, to answer for assault on John Everton and his wife.  (Sess.R.101/2,4.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

Thomas Smallpeece of Eton, tailor, to answer to his master, John Franklin of the same, tailor.  (Sess.R.101/4a. Sess.Min.I, p.14)

William Fuller of East Drayton, co. Middlesex, butcher, to appear on suspicion of perjury;  surety Edward Hampton of Cowley, yeoman.  (Sess.R.101/3.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

Thomas Andrews of Eton, basketmaker, to keep the peace towards Ann Dawes of the same;  surety Thomas Barneby of the same, basketmaker.  (Sess.R.100/3.  Sess.Min.I, p.14)

Thomas Duck of Wyrardisbury [Wraysbury], labourer, to answer to Elisabeth Duck of Horton;  sureties Francis Long of the same, higler, and Thomas Shrubb of Horton. (Sess.R.100/6.  Sess.Min.I, p.12)

John Griffin of Chepping Wyccombe, papermaker, to answer for bastardy with Jane Burk [Beck] of Bray, co. Berks, singlewoman;  sureties Samuel Tripp, gentleman, and Samuel Grover, butcher, both of the same.  (Sess.R.100/5,101/46. Sess.Min.I, p.11)

Hugh Watkins junior of Steeple Cleydon, cordwainer, to answer for assault on Elizabeth his wife;  sureties John Airis, victualler, and William Handyhis, both of the same. (Sess.R.100/4.  Sess.Min.I, pp.11,13)

William Kendall alias Mills, to appear;  surety John Wilson of Newport Pagnell, butcher “didnt appeare”.  (Sess.R. 100/9.  Sess.Min.I, p.11)

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p.328.  Recognizances discharged.

William Browne and Thomas Carter, both of Chalfont St. Peters, Edward Franklyn of Bledlow, Jonas Morris of Penn, Thomas Noy Morris of Chepping Wyecombe, Thomas Towel and Jeremy Potter, both of Chesham, George Turner and William Wood of Brill, Christopher Forster, John Welch and Richard Cox of Aylesbury, Thomas Coales and Adrian Eggleton of Ashendon, Thomas Curle and John Anstee of Swanbourn, Edward Elliott of Haversham, William Ward of Linford, William Coates of Studley, Robert Canby and Thomas Stroud of Slow, William Fuller of East Drayton, co. Middlesex, Edward Hampton of Cowley, Thomas Andrews, Thomas Smallpeece and Thomas Barneby of Eton, Thomas Duck and Francis Long of Wyrardisbury, Thomas Shrubb of Horton, John Griffin, Samuel Tripp and Samuel Grover of Chepping Wyccombe, Hugh Watkins junior, John Aris and William Handyhis of Steeple Cleydon.

pp.329,330.  [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Richard Cox.  (Sess.R.101/11,14.  Sess. Min.I, p.18)

Buckingham Ann Miller;  still in custody.  (Sess.R. 101/47)

Chepping Wycombe Richard Burnon;  discharged.

George Barns;  discharged after a week. Sarah Clark; - discharged.  (Sess.R.101/42)

Examinations.

Mary Lane, singlewoman, named John Burton of Becconsfield as the father of her child.  (Sess.R.101/39. Sess.Min.I, p.28)

Elizabeth Hayes of West Wycomb, said that her daughter Mary Hayes, about seven years of age, had been born in Chinner, co. Oxon.  Her husband John Hayes had left her three years ago, and she did not know where he was.  (Sess.R. 101/38)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess.R.105/101)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix No.II.  (Sess.R. 105/102)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II.  (Sess.R.105/103)

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2nd May, 1728.  [1 George II]

p.331.  Jurors for the body of the county.

William Billington of Bletchley, Thomas Carter, Mathew Channer and Henry Cogdell, all of Chesham, Tobias Goodridge of Chalforit St.Peters, John Keene of Wingrave, Thomas Orchard of Preston, Robert Richardson of Preston, John Turner of Stoke Hamond, John Upp of Hambledon, William Watkins of Weedon, William Wells of Aston Clinton and John Wise of Hugendon.

The following were not sworn:  Thomas Cook of Wingrave, Thomas Cripps of Newport, Edward Dorrell of Quainton, Richard Lane of Hambledon, John Mason of Hugendon, Edward Norman of Bletchley, Thomas Seare of Quainton, John Strange of Preston, John Whittmill of Tingewick and Richard Widmore of Chesham.  (Sess.R.105/96,100)

Jurors for the case against Daniel Browne.

As above, except that William Watkins was omitted and Tobias Goodridge appears as Tobias Gutteridge.  (Sess.R. 105/97)

Jurors for the case against William Beale

William Bishopp, Joseph Brooks, Thomas Fenner, Thomas Fowler, Mathew Ginger, Timothy Harding, William Holton, Thomas Kempster, Joseph Miller, John Sear, Thomas Topping, Richard Webb.  (Sess.R.105/97)

An Act, of 9 George I, cap.xxii, for the punishing wicked and evil-disposed persons etc., was read.

p.332.  Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Daniel Baker of Penn, esquire;  certified by John Page, minister, and George Salter and Edmund Grove, churchwardens, of the same and witnessed by Richard Roberts and Robert Lambeart.  (Sess.R.102/29)

Richard Saunders of Aylesbury, esquire;  certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and Arthur Crabb-, churchwarden, and witnessed by Joseph Bell, gentleman, and Paul Heyward, draper, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/28)

Benjamin Young of Beconsfield, esquire;  certified by Umfrevile Fayrer, minister, and Mathew Bunyon, churchwarden, and witnessed by Samuel Tripp, gentleman, and Edward Smith, husbandman, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/31)

Nicholas Morwin of Winslow, gentleman;  certified by Thomas Price, minister, and Robert North, churchwarden, and Witnessed by John Wilson, gentleman, and Thomas Deeley, schoolmaster, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/30)

Francis Ligo of Weston Turvile, esquire;  certified by Robert Bright, minister, and William Brown, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by John Golder and Thomas Tims. (Sess.R.102/17)

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Henry Crosse of Bledlow, esquire;  certified by John Napleton, minister, and John Hill, churchwarden, and witnessed by Edward Stevens and John Rily, all of the same. (Sess.R.102/18)

Sir James Etheridge kt., of Great Marlow;  certified by R.Millechamp, minister, and Jonathan Hammond,- churchwarden, and witnessed by Jeremiah Goodchild and Francis Simmons, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/40)

Thomas Parr, esquire, justice;  certified by Thomas Jenkinson, minister, and John Dell, churchwarden, of Datchett and witnessed by Henery Pinnack and Francis Welch.  (Sess.R. 102/27)

Job Hanmer of Simpson, esquire;  certified by John Jackson, minister, and Samuel Mills- and William Etheridge, churchwardens, of the same, and witnessed by John Harris and Richard Sharman.  (Sess.R.102/39)

Thomas Hawgood of Chepping Wycombe, embroiderer, certified by Samuell Guise, minister, and John Doney and Paul Monday, churchwardens, and witnessed by Ambrose Eldridge and Anthony Butterfield, all of the same, gentlemen.  (Sess.R. 102/32)

John Thayer of Oving, esquire;  certified by Hern Harrison, minister, and Robert Markham, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by George Collins, esquire, of the same, and Deverell Dagnall of Aylesbury, bookseller.  (Sess.r.102/15)

George Collins of Oving, esquire;  certified as for John Thayer and witnessed by John Thayer and Deverell Dagnall. (Sess.R.102/14)

Ralph Pettipher of Chepping Wycombe, victualler; certified by Samuell Guise, minister, and John Doney and Robert Orchard, churchwardens, and witnessed by Nehemiah Grover and Benjamin Haws, all of the same, cordwainers. (Sess.R.102/20)

James Somner of Aston Clynton, esquire;  certified by Peter Waldo, minister, and William Wells, churchwarden, and witnessed by John Dancer and Francis Wethered, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/23)

Nehemiah Grover;  certified as for Ralph Pettipher and witnessed by Ralph Pettipher and Benjamin Haws.  (Sess.R. 102/16)

George Bruere of Great Marlow, esquire;  certified and witnessed as for Sir James Etheridge.  (Sess.R.102/41)

William Duncombe of Ivinghoe, esquire;  certified by William Earbury, minister, and William Hayton junior, churchwarden, and witnessed by Thomas Seeling and George Seytone, all of the same.  (Sess.R.102/37)

Lelio Hensbergh of Hambleton, esquire;  certified by James Horton, minister, and John Smales, churchwarden, of Wooburn and witnessed by George Stehn and Edward Monday. (Sess.R.102/19)

White Sebright, officer of excise;  certified by Samuel Guise, minister, and Robert Orchard, churchwarden, of Chipping Wycomb and witnessed by Richard Twitchell and William Haukswell, officers of excise.  (Sess.R.102/21)

George Stehn of Wooburn, esquire;  certified as for Lelio Hensbergh and witnessed by Lelio Hensbergh and Edward Monday.  (Sess.R.102/24)

Richard Twitchell;  certified as for White Sebright  and witnessed by White- Sebright and William Haukswell. (Sess.R.102/22)

William Haukswell;  certified as for White Sebright  and witnessed by White- Sebright and Richard Twitchell. (Sess.R.102/26)

Hatton Tash of Iver, esquire;  certified by John Alcock, minister, and William Carter, churchwarden, and  witnessed by John Spencer and John Sampson, all of the  same.  (Sess.R.102/25)

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All those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.  The oath of allegiance was taken by John Page, Thomas Martin, Richard Butler, Jonathan Widmer and Francis [blank].

p.333.  Indictments.

William Goldsworth of Aylesbury, for assault on Jacob Dell.  (Sess.R.105/24)

William Beale of Cuddington, labourer, for breaking the windows of Thomas Miller’s house, (sess.R.102/66)

Daniel Browne of Haulton, labourer, for stealing fowls from Abraham Parsons.  (Sess.R.105/18)

James Hawkes, Patrick Tompson, Robert Grainge, John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife and Ann Mawby [see p.311]. (Sess.R.105/25-27)

The inhabitants of Shipton Lee, for not repairing the highway.  (Sess.R.105/28)

Robert Hartwell of Horton, labourer and petty constable, for refusing to obey a warrant of Thomas Parr, justice, whereby he was ordered to relieve Henry Hosey [Hocey, Hosyer], William Wells and Thomas Hewett, all of Horton, innkeepers, on whom a greater number of soldiers were billetted than on other innkeepers in Horton; and for assault on the said Henry Hosey.  (Sess.R.102/13)

The petty constables acting within the three hundreds of Aylesbury, for not attending the justices at their special sessions.  (Sess.R.103/34)

Henry Hosey, William Wells and Thomas Hewett said that Robert Hartwell billetted on them an excessive number of troopers of Lieutenant General Evans’s regiment.  Hartwell refused to obey Mr. Parr’s warrant for their relief, “damned the Warrant sayd he knew better than the Justice did thrust the Warrant at the face of Henry Hosye -swore he would make him eat it”.  (Sess.R.103/33)

Presentments of the constables.

Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, gentleman, for not repairing Crabb Tree lane.

John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife, for recusancy. (Sess.R.103/60)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess.R.102/51)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Desborough, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present.  (Sess.  R.  103/1,11,51-59,61-64)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King’s Bench Thomas Brickwell of Chesham and and the Marshalsea Thomas Woodman of Crafton, vice  John Tockfield and Thomas Hedges.

For the Maimed Soldiers William Browne of Weston Turvill and William Baldwin of Tingewick, vice Joseph Smith and James Perkins.  (Sess.R.101/53)

p._334.  Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon Aaron George of Quarrendon and Isaac Howell  of Ickford vice John Bailey and James Parsons.

Aylesbury James Hitchcock of Ford in the parish of  Dinton vice James Eustace.

 William Dawney to continue.

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Buckingham Thomas Orchard of Preston and Robert Whitehall of Padbury vice John Strainge and Alexander Townesend.

Cottesloe William Cock of Barlyend and Thomas Cupper of Whitchurch vice Thomas Keene and William Fincher.

Newport John Smith of Stony Stratford and Thomas Travell of Newport vice Richard Pancrust and Richard Phillips.

Desborough John Salter of Wyccombe and Laud Winckles of Marlow vice William Riddle and Thomas Ferrers.

Burnham Edward Goldwin of East Burnham and Henry Cogdell of Botley vice Robert Kingham and Richard Widmer.

Stoke Thomas Carter of Denham and Thomas Cotterell of Eaton vice Francis Binfield and Henry Pinnock.  (Sess.R.101/53)

Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Adstock George Everett vice William Hill.

Aston Abbotts John Mortimer and James Hedges vice William Smith and George Elliott.

Aston Sandford John Williams vice John Lambert.

Aspley Green William Page vice Thomas Waterton.

Aspley hamlet Edward Nailer vice Stephen Birch.

Bourstall John Webb vice Edward Taylor.

Becconsfield William Woodbridge and William Carter vice William Sills and William Young.

Broughton Gilbert Pickren vice John Cresey.

Bow Brickhill William Bradbury vice John Hart.

Bletchley Antony Norman vice William Underwood.

(Sess.R.103/18)

Burnham John Goldwin and Richard Bovingdon, tithingman, vice Charles Green and Miles Lathbury.

Brill William Turner to continue.

Bierton Robert Holt vice John Starch

Bledloe Thomas Warden vice Daniel Stevens.

Bledloe Ridge Radulph Stone vice [blank].

Brandsfee Edward Gomm and John Shrimpton vice Joseph Rutland and Thomas Howlett.

Bellingdon John Barnes vice Joseph Bachelor.

Cuddington Charles Guilford vice Jeremy West.

Chesham John Dell and Zachaeus Garraway vice John Coney and Benjamin Ware

Cippenham Samuel Rose vice Thomas North.

p.335.

Colebrooke, Horton side:  William Wells, William Rakeshaw and Henry Wilkes vice Robert Hartwell, John Smithson and William Wigginton.

Charndon Robert Hitchcock vice Thomas Lamburn.

Cheddington Thomas Stevens vice Antony Newens.

Denham William Griffing and William Nash vice Richard Bedwell and Richard Robinson

Drayton Beachampe Henry Weston vice Daniel Browne.

Datchett George Stone and Thomas Baning vice John Merydale and John Morison.

Dinton Thomas Mabley vice Richard Hutchings

Dunton Thomas Blick vice William Ealing

Dinton Isaac Parsons vice Richard Fowler

East Burnham John Boulton vice John Ellson

Eaton Daniel Beament and Robert Bromley vice Henry Golding and [blank].

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Robert Woodward and William Hollis, tithing- men, vice Thomas Rowleys and John Smith.

Fulmer Francis Moores vice Thomas Humphry.

Fenny Stratford Benjamin Everidge vice John Poole

Fingest John Anderson vice Thomas Rockall.

Grendon Edward Aris vice Edward Hearne.

Great Kimble Edward Eames and Thomas Ford vice [blank] and Thomas Favour.

Grove in the parish of Mentmore Thomas Waters vice [blank]

Hedgerly Robert Brombard vice Edward Chilton.

Hambledon John Rockall to continue. Joseph Williams vice Abraham Grey.

Haversham Jeremiah Broughton vice Nathaniel Herberd.

Hugendon Thomas Leaky vice George Jones.

Ibstone John Wedge vice John Bartlett.

Hughlade William Gurney vice Simon Cressy.

Ledburn William Theed junior vice John Leach.

Loughton John Goodman vice William Browne.

Mentmore John Theed senior vice William Fountayn.

Medmenham Francis Sayer to continue.

Monks Risborough  Daniel Westfield and Thomas Sanders vice Richard Gurney and Joseph Fennimore.

Mursley Francis Leach and Richard Collier vice John Atwell and Bailey Leach.

Northall Thomas Jeffery vice Thomas Monk.

Oveing Richard Steadman to continue.

Princes Risborough John Wade of Darvall's Hill and Thomas

Lane vice Thomas Jug and James Beddall.

Quainton John Eels junior vice Thomas Brice.

Stokehamond John Fountayne to continue. Thomas Payne vice Thomas Fowler.

p.336.

Simpson Edward Chad vice Joseph Woolhead.

Stewkley William Foster vice Thomas Waters.

Stokemandevile John Hoare and William Chrismas vice John Bason and William Ford.

Steeple Cleydon William Lea vice John Stevens.

Thornborough Richard Adams and John Adams vice William Pursill and Edward Nellson.

Thornton Thomas Tatham vice John Bartlett.

Towersey William North vice John Arnott.

Taplow Christopher Brown vice Thomas Grove.

Turvill Thomas Tacker vice John West.

Twyford Nicholas Curtis vice Thomas Hewes.

Upton George Smith vice Thomas Smith.

Wavendon Robert Allen vice William Plowman

Waxham Robert Webb vice William Randall.

Waddesden Ralph Price vice William Southam.

Wooburne George East and William Fryday vice Daniel Deane and Michael Barnet.

Wingrave William Whitehall vice Daniel Lucas.

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter's salary.  (Sess.Min.I, p.29)

p.337.  William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Miller and Angell Weard, the County bakers, were paid £3.3s.0d., £3.3s.6d., £3.2s.0d. and £3.4s.7d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners. (Sess.Min.I, p.29)

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Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £13.11s.6d. for medicines and attendance.  (Sess.Min.I, p.28)

p.338.  Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £3.2s.6d., his fee for performing “with good Success Several Cures of Tumours and Wounds”.  (Sess.Min.I, p.28)

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d., one quarter’s payment for providing food and necessaries for the poor prisoners.

p.339.  He was also paid £35.0s.0d., the expense he had incurred in providing extraordinary necessaries for sick prisoners and burying others that had died in his custody, the Court finding that the gaol “for this half year last past had been visited with the small pox, which had caused such extraordinary expense ...” (Sess.Min.I, pp.28,29)

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.l0s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing, James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.  (Sess.Min.I, p.29)

p.340.  Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson a County child.  (Sess. Min.I, p.29)

Richard Martin, petty constable of Little Brickhill, and Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, were paid £10 and £5 respectively, for their quarter’s payment for passing vagrants through the county.  (Sess.Min.I, p.28)

pp.341-344.  The petty constables of Astwood were paid 7s.0d. for the like service and those of Brafield 3s.0d., Brill l1s.6d., Brickhill 7s.1d., Great Brickhill 12s.0d., Colebrooke 18s.6d., Chesham £1.4s.6d., Denham £8.10s.0d., Datchett l1s.6d., Eaton 8s.0d., Fawley 13s.6d., Farnham Royall l1s.6d., Ickford 7s.4d., Iver £1.0s.6d., Ivinghoe 7s.0d., Ludgershall 8s.0d., Long Crendon £1.3s.6d., Lavendon £1.4s.0d., Little Missendon 10s.6d., Masworth 5s.0d., Northal 4s.6d., Penn 9s.6d., Stoke Goldington £6.1s.6d., Taplow £1.12s.0d., Wendover 18s.6d., and West Wiccombe 16s.6d.

The surveyors of the highways of Denham were paid £1.12s.0d. for repairing Denham bridge.  (Sess.Min.I, p.24)

pp.345-348.  The petty constables of Agmondisham [Amersham] were paid 18s.0d. and £1.10s.0d. for carrying forces’ baggage.  (Sess.Min.I,p.24)

Those of Adstock were paid 12s.0d., Aylesbury £3.9s.0d. and £2.5s.0d., Chepping Wyccombe 17s.0d., 13s.0d., 6s.0d. and 10s.0d., Chesham £1.2s.0d. and £1.4s.0d.  (Sess.Min.I ,p.24)

Moulsoe £1.8s.0d., Newton Longvile 9s.0d., Newport £1.10s.0d., Sherrington £1.0s.0d., and Wendover 15s.0d. for the like service.

Edward Marshall and John Hawes, both of Chepping Wyccombe, were each paid 14s.0d. for carrying the baggage of General Wade’s Regiment.  (Sess.Min.I, p.17)

The removal order of Thomas Fountain from Wendover to St. Giles’ in the fields, co. Middlesex, was confirmed. (Sess.R.102/49  Sess.Min.I, p.25)

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p.349.  The removal order of Elisabeth Cripps, wife of John Cripps, from Chepping wyccombe to Milton, co. Berks, was confirmed. (Sess.R.105/99.  Sess.Min.I, p.22)

The removal order of James Carter, Mary his wife, and Sarah Garter an infant, from the burrough of Chepping Wyccombe to the parish of the same, was confirmed.  (sess.R. 102/33.  Sess.Min.I, p.22)

p.350.  The removal order of Thomas Foster and Elizabeth his wife, from Solebury to Bierton, was confirmed.  (Sess.R. 102/50.  Sess.Min.I, p.25)

The removal order of Richard Dimock, Judith his wife, and one female child, from Great Brickhill to Tilsworth, co. Bedford, was quashed.  (Sess.R.102/48.  Sess.Min.I, p.25)

p.351.  The removal order of Thomas Gulliver from Quainton to Brill, was quashed.  (Sess.R.102/43.  Sess.Min.I, p.27)

The removal order of Richard Gadbury, labourer, from Middle Cleydon to Stewkley was quashed.  (Sess.R.102/46. Sess.Min.I, p.26)

p.352.  The removal order of John Willis and Anne his wife, from Bierton to Wingrave, was quashed.  (Sess.R. 102/47.  Sess.Min.I, p.25)

The removal order of John Chappell, Susannah his wife, and John and Thomas their two sons, from Mursley to Grandborough, was quashed.  (Sess.R.102/45.  Sess.Min.I, p.27)

P.353.  The removal order of Thomas Hodges and Sarah his wife, from waddesdon to Bainton, co. Oxon, was quashed. (Sess.R.105/98.  Sess.Min.I, p.22)

pp.354-58.  In a petition to the Court of one John Butcher, paper-maker, it was set out that, on 15th April, 1728, a barge called the Meal cock, belonging to one Ralph Rose, had sunk near Bolter’s Lock as it was transporting from Little Marlow to London.  John Butcher had thereby lost 43 bundles of whited brown paper, the duty on which amounted to £1.12s.3d. and 47½ bundles of third foolscap, 3 bundles of third pott, 31 bundles of whited pound and 15 bundles of whited half-pound paper, together valued at £25.12s.0d., the duty on which, charged at 18 per cent therefore amounted to £4.12s.3½d.

John Butcher asked that the duty, amounting altogether to £6.4s.6½d., might be refunded to him, but the Court, considering that a portion of the goods could be made fit for sale, deducted from this sum an amount of £2.12s.l½d., paying to him £3.12s.5d.  (Sess.Min.I, p.23)

On the same occasion Grace Francis, widow, had lost 70 bundles of whited brown paper, the duty on which amounted to £2.12s.6d. and 44 bundles of cut hand, 5 bandles of whited pound and 14 bundles of half-pound paper, together valued at £4.9s.4d., the duty on which, charged at 18 per cent therefore amounted to 16s.0¾d.

Grace Francis asked that the duty, amounting altogether to £3.8s.6¾d., might be refunded to her, but the Court, considering that a portion of the goods could be made fit for sale, deducted from this sum an amount of l7s.l¼d. paying to her £2. 11s.5¾d.  (Sess.Min.I, p.23)

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On the same occasion William alias Solemon Dean had lost 52 bundles of whited brown paper, the duty on which amounted to £1.l9s.0d. and 39 bundles of third foolscap, 20 reams of grocers' four pounds, four bundles of brown pound and four bundles of half-pound paper, together valued at £16.10s.8d., the duty on which, charged at 18 per cent, therefore amounted to £2.19s. 6 d.

William alias Solomon Dean, asked that the duty, amounting altogether to £4.18s. 61¼d. , might be refunded to him, but the Court, considering that a portion of the goods could be made fit for sale, deducted from this sum an amount of 17s. 7½d. paying to him £4, 0s. 10¾d, (Sess. Min. I, p. 23)

On the same occasion Jane Bates, widow, had lost 80 bundles of whited brown paper, the duty on which amounted to £3.0s.0d. and 22½ bundles of third demi and l½ bundles of third crown paper, together valued at £8.5s. 9d., the duty on which, charged at 18 per cent, therefore amounted to £1.9s.10d.

Jane Bates asked that the duty, amounting altogether to £4.9s.l0d., might be refunded to her, but the Court, considering that a portion of the goods could be made fit for sale, deducted from this sum an amount of £1.2s.5¼d., paying to her £3.7s.4¾d. (Sess. Min. I, p.23)

On the Same occasion Thomas Olyffe had had 105 quarters of malt badly damaged.  He asked that the duty might be refunded to him.  The Court paid to him 3s.6d. for each quarter, amounting to £18.7s.6d. (Sess. Min. I, p.22)

On the same occasion Hugh Shrimpton had lost 8½ quarters of malt and had had 31½ quarters badly damaged.  £7.0s.4½d. was refunded to him. (Sess. Min.I, p.22)

On the same occasion Richard Wheble had lost l½ quarters of malt and had had 15 quarters badly damaged.  £2.10s.7½d. was refunded to him. (Sess. Min. I, p.23)

The complaint of Benjamin Harding of Whitchurch, yeoman, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions. (Sess. Min.I, p.27)

p. 359.  The like complaint of William Ridgeway of Adstock was similarly referred to the justices. (Sess. Min. I, p.28)

The issues set on the inhabitants of Upper Winchendon for not repairing the highways were respited until the next sessions. (Sess. Min.I, p.21)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

The accounts of the Royal Charity of Poor Folks' Pasture in the parishes of Brill and Oakley were read.

p.360.  The widow of Joseph Miller, deceased, late baker to the poor prisoners, was appointed to continue that service. (Sess. Min.I, p.29)

The Court, considering that the prisoners in the County gaol had no opportunity of hearing Divine Service, appointed the Reverend Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, as clergyman to the gaol, at a salary of £10.10s.0d. a year, to be received by him in quarterly payments. (Sess. Min.I, p.22)

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p.361.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and

confessed.

William Goldsworth [see p.333], Richard Putton, John Wheeler and Henry Godman [Goodman] [see p.311], John Woodbridge, William Stevens, Michael Coles, John Lamborne, John Lillingstone, John Southam, Bartholomew Tipping, Thomas Greenon [see p.310], and Daniel Randall [see p.311] all pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling. (See Min.I, pp.24-27)

William Beale of Cuddington was found Guilty of trespass, and fined one shilling. (Sess. Min.I, p.28)

Daniel Brown [see p.333] was found Guilty and whipped from the Gaol round the George Inn signpost in Aylesbury and back on market day. (Sess. Min.I, p.28)

p.362.  Fines.

The fines of all those convicted on p.361.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Lockland Fulham of Aylesbury, labourer, with Gilbert Geary of the same, brewer, [Henry Dimock of Whitchurch, dealer], and William Bishop of Aylesbury, tailor [Thomas Alderidge of Aylesbury, bailiff] as sureties, to answer for assault on William Hinton. (Sess.R.103/2)

John Neale of Esham, co.Worcester,Waggoner,to prosecute Thomas Watkins, respited sine die. (Sess.R.102/5. Sess. Min. I, pp.21,26,35)

Samuel Boury of Iver, yeoman, surety for Robert Hartwell, constable of Colnbrooke, to appear to answer to Thomas Parr, justice, and Henry Hocey [Hosyer], William Wells and Thomas Hewett, innkeepers. (Sess.R.102/4. Sess. Min.I, pp.24,35)

Sarah Perkins, widow, to prosecute George Cook of Stony Stratford, baker. (Sess.R.102/6)

George Cook to appear; sureties Michael Penn, traveller, and John Tims, merchant. (Sess.R.102/7)

William Goldsworth of Aylesbury, cordwainer to answer for assault on Jacob Dell of the same, maltster; sureties William Shelton, currier, and Charles Clarke, tailor, both of the same. (Sess.R.102/8)

Richard Hutchins of Dinton, yeoman, to answer for assault on Richard Basse of Dinton, labourer; surety William March of Aylesbury, victualler. (Sess.R.102/9)

Thomas Hatten of Aylesbury, labourer to answer for assault on Lockland Fulham of the same, labourer; sureties John Reeve, victualler, and William Lee, carpenter, both of the same. (Sess. R.102/10)

Thomas Manning of Eton, bricklayer, to answer to Rebecca Manning and the overseers of Eton; surety William Barrow of Windsor. (Sess.R.102/2. Sess. Min.I, p.21)

Joseph Turney of Great Brickhill to answer for assault on Richard Holland of Woughton;  sureties Robert Butcher and John Peppot, both of the same. (Sess.R.102/1)

Daniel Brown of Haulton, labourer, to appear on suspicion of having robbed the hen-house of Abraham Parsons of  Aston Clynton;  surety William Seare of Astrup, co. Hertford, yeoman,  as surety. (Sess.R.105/23)

Abraham Parsons, to prosecute Daniel Brown. (Sess.R. 105/29)

John Douglas of Wooburne, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse;  sureties John Martin and Richard Poircey, both of Beconsfield. (Sess.R.102/3. Sess. Min.I, P.22)

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The following victuallers all entered into recognizance to keep good order in their alehouses for the ensuing year:

William North and William Hill, both of Wendover, Thomas Willis of Lee, Arthur Tredway of Great Missendon, Thomas Plater and Thomas Miller, both of Cudington,Nathaniel Birch of Stoke Mandevile, John Ginger of Wendover, Robert Egleton of Ailesbury, John Stratten of Princes Risborough and John Capell, Thomas Tattum, Henry Clerk, Joseph Ray, William Dawney and Thomas Read, all of Ailesbury. (Sess.R. 102/62)

p.363.  Recognizances discharged.

William Kendall alias Mills of Newport Pagnell,butcher, John Browne [Burton] and Henry Bolton of Becconsfield,Sarah Perkins, widow, George Cook, Michael Penn and John Tims of Stony Stratford, William Goldsworth, William Shelton,Charles Clarke, Thomas Hatton, John Reeve, William March and William Lee, all of Aylesbury, Richard Hutchins of Dinton, Thomas Manning of Eton, William Barrow of Windsor, Joseph Turney, Robert Butcher and John Peppot of Great Brickhill, Daniel Brown of Haulton, William Seare of Astrup, co.Hertford and Abraham Parsons of Aston Clynton.

The Court adjourned to Newport Pagnell, 15th June, 1728, for the convenience of those persons required to take the oath of allegiance.

Easter Session.  At the Saracen's Head, Newport Pagnell. 15th June, 1728 [2 George II] 

Sacrament certificates.

p.364.  Produced by William Hartley junior;  certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and Michael Penn, churchwarden, of St.Gyles's, Stony Stratford and witnessed by William Hartley senior, and John Smith. (Sess.R.102/58)

William Hartley senior, esquire;  certified as for William Hartley junior and witnessed- by William Hartley junior and John Smith. (Sess.R.102/54)

Thomas Chapman of Newport Pagnell esquire;  certified by Dowde Bankes, ministor, and John Ruffhead, churchwarden, and witnessed by Edward Buck, yeoman, and Thomas Horton, all of the same. (Sess.R.102/57)

Henry Andrews of Lathbury esquire;  certified by John Hay, minister, and Daniel Feild, churchwarden, of St. Stephen Colemanstreet, London, and witnessed by John Andrews, gentleman, and Thomas Gee, labourer, both of Lathbury. (Sess.R.102/53)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.  John Smith and Edward Andrews also took the oath of allegiance.

John Waters, a poor prisoner in the County gaol, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.

John Deverell was paid £4. 0s. Od., the duty on 160 bushels of malt lost by him in a fire at Winslow on 20th January, 1726-7. (Sess.R.102/59. Sess. Min.I, p.30)

Easter Session.  Adjourned to Chopping Wyccombe. 17th June, 1728 [2 George II]

p.365.  Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Coventry esquire;  certified by

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William Fairfax, minister, and John Hobbs, churchwarden, of Hambledon, and witnessed by Edward Marshall of Chepping Wycomb, gentleman, and Zachariah Street of the same. (Sess.R.102/56)

Benjamin Hawes of Chepping wycombe, cordwainer; certified by Samuel Guise, minister, and John Doney and Robert Orchard, churchwardens, and witnessed by Ralph Pettipher and Nehemiah Grover. (Sess.R.102/55)

p.366.  Both the above also took the statutory oaths.

On  the occasion of the sinking of the barge, Mealcock [see p.354], Jeremiah Francis had lost 30 bundles of whited brown, 89 reams of grocers' four-pound, 44 bundles of hand pound, 5 bundles of hand two-pound, 20 bundles of hand half-pound cut and 15 bundles of hand half-pound uncut paper, the duty on all which amounted to £3.1s.2d. (Sess.Min.I, p.23).

Ralph Spicer had lost 77 bundles of whited brown, 133 reams of ordinary crown, 168 reams of hand crown and 89 reams of blue demi paper, the duty on all which amounted to £9.11s.0½d.

James Robins had lost 22 reams of small ordinary brown, 86½ bundles of whited brown, 44 reams of issue, 52 bundles of hand pound, 47 bundles of half-pound, 5 bundles of brown pound and one ream of brown four-pound paper, the duty on all of which amounted to £5.4s.l0½d.

p.367.  In each case the Court refunded the duty in full. (Sess.Min.I, p.31)

pp.368-370. [b1ank]

Recognizances

Sarah Perkins freely forgave George Cook all injuries he had done her. (Sess.R.102/52)

The inhabitants of Marsworth agreed that there should be no further prosecution against Henry Godman. (Sess.R. 102/42)

The surveyors of highways of Great Kimble certified that Robert Darvell had rebuilt the bridge he had removed. (Sess.R.102/38)

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury  Richard Cox of Wing;  discharged.

Sarah Edwards;  in custody. Elizabeth Durant;  in custody.

(Sess.R.102/35)

Buckingham  Ann Miller, committed 5th April, 1726 by

Robert Lowndes, deceased, "through her long Continuance and Confinement in the Bridwell is now Absolutely become Raving Mad and is Intirely uncapable and unfitt for any Manner of Business and has been in a poor Condition more than Tenn Weeks". (Sess.R.102/36)

Chepping Wycombe Edward Winch;  in custody.

Elizabeth Smith;  discharged. Mary Shortlan;  - discharged.

(Sess.R. 102/34)

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

Thomas Shepherd, for stealing iron;  William Beale;

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Thomas watkins, for taking a horse and compounding it for money;  and Richard Everal, on suspicion of felony. (Sess.R. 102/44)

Examinations.

Thomas Watkins [see above] said that John Neall, the owner of the horse he had taken, agreed to pay for its return.  John Neall did not deny this. (Sess.R.102/60,61)

Writs.

Jury writ. (Sess. R.102/63)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R. 102/64)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R.102/65)

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

18th July, 1728 [2 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p.371.  Phillip Bevyn, William Bigg [Wigg] of Stewkley, John Brincklow and Richard Brincklow, both of Astwood, Elijah Clarke of Adstock, Thomas Cooper [Cupper] of [blank], Gilbert Geary of Aylesbury, Aaron George of [blank], William Gony of Hardwick, John Hunt of Amersham, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, Joseph Smith of Stoake, Thomas Turpin of Amersham and James Woollams of Tingewick.

The following were not sworn:  John Adams junior of Thomborough, John Berill of Olney, John Brangwin of Long Crendon, George Carew of Olney, John Coles of Ickford, Joseph Cook of Bow Brickhill, John Croke of Long Crondon, Thomas Foster of Aylesbury, Thomas Grace of Stoake, John Harding of Chesham Moore, Henry Leak of Little Marlow, Francis Mortimer of Wingrave ,. George Phellps of Great Marlow, John Rose of Chesham Moore, Jonathan Toe of Adstock and John Woolhead of Thornborough. (Sess.R.104/45, 46)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Barnard Turney of Cublington, esquire; certified by Matthew Mayo, minister, and William Banck- worth, churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by William Firmary and John Tarsey. (Sess. R. 103/27)

Samuell Wells of Chepping wycombe esquire;  certified by S. Guise, minister, and Samuell Grover and Robert Orchard, churchwardens, and witnessed by John Salter, gentleman, and Isaac King, all of the same. (Sess. R.103/28)

 

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George Smith;  certified by Con. Rand, minister, and John George, churchwardon, of Stow, and witnessed by John West and Thomas Phillips. (Sess.R.103/29)

Summers Hodgson, officer of Excise;  certified by Ben. Archer, minister, and John Narraway and Edward Eeles, churchwardens, of Quainton and witnessed by Edward Hughes and Daniel Williams. (Sess.R.103/30)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.  The oath of allegiance was taken by Edward Wake, Robert Alanson, Isaac Howell, James Hitchcock, William Dawney, Thomas Archerd, Robert Whitehall, William Cook, Thomas Travell, John Salter, Henry Cogdell, Thomas Carter, Thomas Cottrell, Thomas Cupper and Aaron George.

p.372.  Indictments.

Robert Grange [Grainge] [see p.333]. (Sess.R.103/20)

John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife for recusancy.

Jane, wife of Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, for assault on Anne, wife of Edward Sumerfield, and on John perry, petty constable of Hanslop. (Sess.R.103/21,65)

Thomas Johnson of Beachampton [Wick, co.Northampton], labourer, for felony in stealing a hen. (Sess.R.102/12)

Presentments of the constables.

Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow, and John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife, of Mursley, for recusancy. (Sess.R. 104/53,55)

Robert Grange [Grainge] of Little Horwood, for not repairing Crabtree Lane. (Sess.R.103/49 and 104/55)

The Grand Jury and the constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present. (Sess.R.104/48-52,54,56-62)

Petty constables sworn.

Chartridge  James Horwood vice Edward Gibbons.

Samuel Whitfield was not sworn. (Sess.R.103/17) 

Bottley Thomas Smith [South] vice Thomas Lovett.

Thomas Grover was not sworn. (Sess.R.103/16) Hardwick Thomas Spleen vice Daniel How

Newton Longvile  Coles Wilyson vice David Miligan.

John Ford [tithingman] vice Lewis Ford. (Sess.R.103/3 and 104/47) Little Brickhill John Ping vice Richard Martyn.

John Sindfeild was not sworn. (Sess.R.103/4)

Orders.

P.373. Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter's salary.

William Holton, Joseph Miller, Sarah Ward and Thomas Fowler, the County bakers, were paid £2.10s.8d., £2.11s.3d., £1.14s.4d. and £2.13s.0d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £7.15s.lid. for medicines and attendance, (sess. Min.I, p.38)

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p.374.  Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £5.11s.0d. for curing several tumours and wounds.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7.10s.0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter, and £5.5s.l0d. for supplying "severall necessarys for sundry prisoners".

p. 375.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid £2.12s.6d. for one quarter's payment for attending the prisoners in the County gaol and performing Divine Service there.

Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1.10s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s.0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

Richard Martin, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £2.l0s.0d. for conveying woman and children who followed his Majesty's forces through the county, and his quarter's salary of £10 for passing vagrants. (Sess.Min.I, p.36)

pp.376,377.  Phillip Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, was paid his quarter's salary of £5 for passing vagrants through the county.

For the like services the petty constables of Astewood were paid 17s.0d., Aston Clynton £1, Bledlow £1.3s.0d., Little Brickhill £2. 0s.8d., Cold Brayfield 17s.0d., Chesham 19s.6d., Colebrooke £3.3s.0d., Long Crendon 10s.6d., Datchet 5s.6d., Denham £3.8s.6d., Edlesborough 5s. 0d., Fawley 5s. 0d., Grove 15s.10d., Ickford £1.18s.6d., Iver 5s.6d., Langley 14s.0d., Great Marlow 5s.0d., Pen 15s.0d., Stoke Goldington £6.7s.6d., Taplow £1.13s.6d., winslow £1.0s.0d. and

pp. 378-381.  Wooburne 6s.1d.

The petty constables of Calverton were paid 6s.Od. and those of Castle Thorpe the same, for carrying forces' baggage from Stony Stratford to Towcester, co.Northampton.

Those of Chopping Wyccombe were paid for the like service from Chopping Wyccombe to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex 12s.0d., Thame, co.Oxon £3.0s.0d., Staines, co. Berks £3.6s.0d., Thame, co.Oxon 10s.0d., Celebrooke £1.19s.0d., Thame, co.Oxon £1.0s.0d., Uxbridge, co.Middlesex £3.0s.0d. and Thame, co.Oxon £5.17s.6d.

Similarly those of Colebrooke to Uxbridge, co. Middlesex 8s.9d., Staines, co.Berks 8s.Qd., Henley upon Thames, co.Oxon £1.l0s.0d., and Chepping Wyccombe, 14s.0d; those of Gayhurst 17s.6d. from Newport to Northampton; those of Hanslop were paid 6s.0d. from Stony Stratford to Towcester, co. Northampton;  those of Langley 7s. 0d. from Colebrooke to Maidenhead, co.Berks;  those of Newport Pagnell £2.7s.6d. from Newport to Northampton;  those of Padbury 12s.0d. from Buckingham to Aylesbury;-  those of Shenley £1,2s.0d, from Stony Stratford to Leighton, co. Bedford;  those of Stoke £3.0s.0d. from Colebrooke to Chepping Wyccombe! those of Stoke Goldington 17s.6d. for the like service from Newport to Northampton;  those of Upton-cum-Chalvey wore paid 10s. 0d. from Slough to Chepping Wyccombe;  those of Walton 9s.0d. from Fenny

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Stratford to Dunstable, co.Bedford;  those of Wavendon £1.8s.0d. from Newport to Dunstable and those of Woughton £1.l4s.0d. from Newport to Lutton, co.Hertford.

p.382,  William Hayton, gentleman, Clerk of the peace [grandson of Francis Neale esquire, deceased, former Clerk of the Peace] was paid £43.3s.6d. for services performed by him since Michaelmas 1725. (Sess.Min,I,p.38)

The removal order of Joseph Church with his wife and family from Burnham to Upton, was quashed. (Sess.R.103/41. Sess.Min.I, p.37)

p.383.  The removal order of Robert Reading, Elizabeth his wife, and William and Elizabeth his children, from Princes Risborough to Dinton, was confirmed. (Sess.R.103/ 40. Sess.Min.I, p.37)

The removal order of Richard Town, Frances his wife and William their son, from Princes Risborough to Elles- borough, was confirmed. (Sess.R. 103/39. Soss.Min.I,p.37)

The removal order of Benjamin Quarendon, Sarah his wife and Mary their daughter, from Wingrave to Cublington, was confirmed. (Sess.R.103/35. Sess.Min.I, p.38)

p.384.  The surveyors of highways of Cublington authorised to levy a rate of 6d.in the £1 on the inhabitants for repair of the highways. (Sess.Min.I, p. 37)

A like order for the surveyors of highways of Walton and of Weston Turvile. (Sess.Min.I, pp.36,37)

p.385.  The several complaints of Robert Moorer of Hedsor,

Mun Mortimer of Hanslop, Edward Coles of Ickford,William Ridgeway of Adstoek and Thomas Monday of Wendover, concerning poor rates in their respective parishes, were referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions. (Sess.Min.I, p.36)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford renewed his agreement with the Court to pass vagrants through the county, for the ensuing year at a salary of £20. (Sess.Min.I, p.36)

The indictments against Henry Crouch of Newton Blossomvile were respited sine die, and those against Joseph Reading of Horsendon were discharged. (Sess.Min.I, pp.36,38)

William Beale of Cuddington, labourer, and Edward Wynch, were discharged from the County gaol. (Sess.Min.I, p.38)

P.386.  Judith, wife of Thomas Evans of Ivinghoe,committed to the house of correction at Aylesbury for "being a loose and disorderly person", was to continue in custody, since "severall persons are apprehensive of danger if she should be discharged, she having threatened the same". (Sess.Min.I, p.38)

The recognizance of Robert Grainge esquire, to appear

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and answer for not repairing Crabtree Lane, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.Min.I, p.38)

p.387.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Jane, wife of Jonathan Smith of Hanslop [see p.372] traversed her indictments.

Thomas Johnson [see p.372] pleaded Guilty and was whipped.  (Sess.Min.I, p.38)

Fines.

John Berrill and George Carew, both of Olney, for failing to appear to serve on the Grand Jury £1.0s.0d.each.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

.Robert Grainge, to answer for not repairing Crabtree Lane. (Sess. R.103/26)

Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, for Jane his wife to appear. (Sess.Min.I, p.38)

Recognizances discharged.

Anne Sumerfield of Hanslop, to prosecute and give evidence against Jane Smith. (Sess. R.103/19)

William Jennings of the same, to give evidence against Jane Smith. (Sess.R.102/11)

p.388. [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury  Sarah Edmonds; in custody.

Elizabeth Durant of Aston Clinton; discharged.

Judith Evans;  in custody. (Sess.R.103/14) Buckingham  Ann Miller; in custody. (Sess.R.103/15) 

Chepping Wycomb  William Osman;  discharged.

 William Taylor;  discharged. (Sess.R.103/42)

Calendar of prisoners to appear at this sessions.

Jane Smith, for endeavouring to assault Ann Summerfield. Edward Wynch, for "several offences" [discharged]. Thomas Hatton, Thomas Dorrell and William Beale. Thomas Johnson. (Sess.R.103/32,36)

Calendar of prisoners to appear at the next assizes at Buckingham.

Thomas Shepherd and Richard Everal.

Ann Taylor alias Shaw for burglary of John Towersey's house.

Edward Warner, for "several felonies".

David Anderson, for stealing from George Bell.

Daniel Brown and Thomas Evans, for sheep-stealing.

William Ward, for threatening, and attempting, to rob and murder John Scrivener. (Sess.R, 103/31)

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Midsunmer Session. 18th July. 1728 [2 George II]

Edward Brinn and Joseph Salter, debtors In the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread. (Sess.R.103/37)

Writs.

Jury writ. (Sess.S.103/5)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R.103/6)

Writ of capias , see Appendix, No.II. (Sess.R.103/7)

 

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION AT

BUCKINGHAM 10th October, 1788 [2 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p.389.  Richard Baker of Cuddington, Thomas Barrett of Turweston, James Battyn of Fingest, Richard Butcher of Turweston, John Daniel of Nash, Joseph Deane of Fingest, William Emerton of Bletchley, John Eyles junior, of Quainton, Thomas France of Stony Stratford, Philip Hames of Bletchley, William Hobbs of Nash, peter Hughes and Thomas Hughes, both of Quainton, Samuel Major of Preston Bissott, Thomas Philips of Nash and Philemon Stone of Latmas [Latimer, Chesham].

The following were not sworn:  William Chanells of Bletchley, John Chrichton of Newport pagnell, John Collins of Quainton, Robert Cook of Chalfont St.Peters, William Coevey of Turvile, Henry Costard of Monks Risborough, William Daniel of  Bletchley, James Dell of Latmas, Edmund Hawkins of Nash, John Hoar of Caversfield, John Hughes of Quainton, John Janes of Turvile, John Newman of Chalfont St.Peters, Richard punn of Grendon Underwood, Richard Rood of Turvile, Philip Hare of Ashley Green and William Wright of Grendon Underwood. (Sess.R.103/8 and 10)

Laud Winckles, chief constable, took the oath of allegiance.

P. 390.  Indictments.

Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley and John Holmes, all of .Eaton, for riot and assault on Daniel Beamont and Robert White. (Sess.R.104/19, 20)

Daniel Beaumont said that he went in danger of his life.  Robert White  said that Samuel Rutter swore that he would do Beaumont". (Sess. Min.I, p.44)

Thomas Woodbridge of Ashendon, yeoman, for assault on John Lucas and Ursula his wife. (Sess.R.103/25)

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Michaelmas Session, 10th October, 1738 [2 George II]

Hugh Shrimpton, yeoman, and Joseph Stevens, labourer, both of Chepping Wyccombe, and Daniel Haydon, yeoman, and Thomas Haydon, labourer, both of Wooburne, for using the trade of “badger, lader carrier, and buyer and seller of grain” without a licence.  (Sess. R. 103/24)

John Andrews alias Anderson, of Farnham Royall, John Bartlett of Chalfont St. Giles, Aaron Wheatley of Towersey, William Griffyn of Stewkley, Richard Diney, Thomas Peppiatt [Pepiat, Pettit] and Henry Turpyn, all of Edlesborough, and John Higby of Dagnall, labourers, all for higgling without a licence.  (Sess. R. 103/22)

Daniel Beaumont of Eaton, starchmaker, and Robert White of the same, labourer, for taking a fishing-net, the property of Samuel Rutter and Robert Kemberley [Kimberley]. (Sess. R. 104/21)

Robert Willyson of Newton Longville, labourer, for assault on Margaret, wife of John Short of the same.  (Sess. R. 103/23)

The same Margaret for assault on the same Robert. (Sess. R. 104/l8)

Elizabeth Spring of Beconsfeild, spinster, for stealing three small pieces of linen from John Crockett.  (Sess. R. 103/66)

Presentments of the constable.

Ambrose Smith of Great Marlow and John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife, of Mursley, for recusancy.

Robert Grange of Little Horwood, for not repairing Crabtree Lane in the parish of Mursley.

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 103/9)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough and Newport had nothing to present. (Sess. R. 96/62 and 103/12, 13, 43-48, 50)

Petty constables sworn.

Weston Turvile John Turner and William Whitmell vice  Henry Tayler and George Hale.

Edward Mountague and Richard Addams wore not sworn.  (Sess. R. 104/12)

Ludgarshall Thomas Badger vice John Lamborne.  (Sess. R. 104/14) Marsh Gibbon George Bell vice James Darrant.

John Lepor and John Thornton were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 104/16)

Giles Chalfont Joseph Nicholls and Thomas Benet.

[for the town]

[for the parish] John Heward [Howard] and Edward Hill. (Sess. R. 104/11)

Woodrow John Wyatt vice Ralph Moodey [dead]. (Sess. R. 104/10)

Castlethrop William Gaddesdon to continue.  (Sess. R. 104/8)

Water Stratford John Nelson vice William Nelson [dead]. (Sess. R. 104/16)

Orders.

p. 391.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deeley, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter’s salary.

Mr. Francis Ligoe, Undersheriff, was paid £25, the expense he had incurred during his service to the Court, 

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and also £2. 2s. 0d. which ho had paid to Joseph Mason, clerk and receiver to the Lord Chief Justice Raymond, for exhibition money to the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea, and his acquittance payable yearly from the Court.  (Sees. Min. I, p. 43)

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £10. 16s. l0d. for medicines and attendance. (Sess. Min. I, p. 42)

p. 392.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners, and also £8. 9s. Id. the expense he had incurred in conveying prisoners to Buckingham Assizes and providing necessaries for sick prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 45)

The Reverend Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid £2. 12s. 6d., one quarter’s payment for attending the prisoners in the Count gaol.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 45)

Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. 10s. 0d. for maintaining, and 10s. 0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

p. 393.  Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sume for John Anderson, a County child.

Phillip Bevin, petty constable of Stony Stratford was paid his quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

For the like service the petty constables of Dinton were paid 10s. 6d., of Edlesborough 5s. 0d., of Ickford 7s. 6d. of Long Crendon 18s. 0d., Marsh Gibbon l0s. 0d.,

p. 394.  Stoke Goldington £3. 9s. 0d., Stony Stratford 13s. 0d., Wavendon 9s. 0d., and West Wyccombe l0s. 0d., John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £15 for the like service.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The petty constables of Simpson were paid £1. 4s. 6d. for carrying forces’ baggage.

p. 395.  Those of Newport wore paid 7s. 6d. for the like service.

The removal order of Sarah Smith from Newport Pagnell to Willyn, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 104/40.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The removal order of George Sutton, Sarah his wife, and their child, from Newport Pagnell to Horseford , co. Norforlk, was confirmed, (Sess. R. 104/41.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

p. 396.  The removal order of Joseph Church and Elizabeth his wife, from Burnham to Farnham Royall, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 104/32.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The removal order of John Hollis, Anne his wife, and Anne their daughter, aged 18 months, from the parish of Chepping Wyccombe to the borough of the same, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 104/33.  Sees. Min. I, p. 43)

John Hollis junior, was hired as a servant to Henry Ingram of Chepping Wycomb, for one year from Michaelmas 1723.  (Sess. R. 104/43)

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p. 397.  The removal order of John Piner and his family from Fulmer to Chalfont St. Peters, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 104/ 27, 29.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The removal order of Mary Lacey, widow, and John her son, from Newport Pagnell to Fisher ton Anger, co. Wilts, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 104/39.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The removal order of Elizabeth Symonds from Upper Winchendon to Dynton, respited until this sessions was further respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 103/38. Sess. Min. I, p. 45)

p. 398.  The justices having examined the complaint of Edward Coles concerning the parochial rates of Ickford, it was ordered that the same should be made by the pound rate, and not, as previously, by the yard land.  (Sess. R. 104/28. Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

p. 399.  It was ordered that Robert Moorer of Herdsore [Headsore], who had petitioned from relief from excessive poor rates, should not be charged “any more than what he had been charged many years last past”.  [see p. 385]

The complaint of the same Robert Moorer, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 104/35.  Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

p. 400.  The like complaint of Mun Mortimer of Hanslop was also referred to the justices.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 42) [see p. 385]

p. 401.  The surveyors of the highways of Winslow, Aylesbury and SWanborne, authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants of their respective parishes, for repairing the highways.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 42, 44)

The Clerk of the Peace was to inspect the bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

Issues of £1 each wore set on the following for failing to appear to serve on the Grand Jury: Robert Cooke and John Newman, both of Chalfont St. Peters, John Janes and William Toovey, both of Turvile, Richard Punn and William Wright, both of Grendon Underwood, and Henry Costard of Monks Risborough.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 45)

Judith, wife of Thomas Evans of Ivinghoe, was continued in custody in the house of correction at Aylesbury, several persons being “apprehensive of danger if she should be discharged”.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 44)

Thomas Hatton of Colebrooke was discharged from the County gaol.  (Sess. R. 104/13, 17.  Sess. Min. I, p. 44)

The issues set on the inhabitants of Kingswood, Upper Winchendon and Aylesbury, and against Robert Grange of Little Horwood, were respited until the next sessions. (Sess. Min. I, p. 42)

p. 402.  William Hayton junior, Treasurer of the County stock, was paid £40 in consideration of his care and diligence during the past two years.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 43)

The indictments against the inhabitants of Ivinghoe, Cheddington and Horton, for not repairing Bean highway, were discharged.  (Sess. R. 104/31.  Sess. Min. I, p. 44)

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Jane, wife of Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, indicted for assault, withdrew her plea of Hot Guilty and was fined twopence.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 44)

Thomas Woodbridge of Ashendon traversed his indictment.

p. 403. The Court adjourned until 3rd December, 1728.

Michaelmas Session.  At Chepping Wyccombe.  3rd December, 1728 [2 George 11]

The indictments against Joseph Stevens and Hugh Shrimpton, both of Chopping Wyccombe, were respited sine die

The recognizance of Robert Smith of Laughly March, labourer, was discharged.

Samuel Rutter and Robert Kimberley, both of Eaton, fishermen, and John Holmes of New Windsor, co. Berks, fish- hook maker, traversed their indictments.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 46)

P. 404. Fines.

The fines of those who failed to appear to serve on the Grand Jury [see p. 401].

Jane Smith [see p. 402].

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley and John Holmes with William Oakely of Alner, co. Berks, as surety for their appearance.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 44, 46)

Samuel Stratton, Samuel Theed and John Town, all of Princes Risborough, to answer to Mary Stratton, widow, and the Rev. Thomas Penn.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 41, 42, 48)

William Mountford of St. Albans, co. Hertford, innholder, for bastardy with Elizabeth Paine.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 41, 48)

Thomas Woodbridge of Ashendon; sureties David Humphry and John Wheeler, both of the same.  (See pp. 390, 402.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 41, 45)

Recognizances discharged.

Jonathan Smith of Hanslop, Robert Smith, Thomas How and John Miller, all of Langley Harsh, John Crockett senior, innholder, Elisabeth his wife, and William Love11, all of Becconsfield, Robert Willyson of Newton Longvile, and ‘William East, Thomas Wright and John Phillips, all of Great Marlow.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 41)

pp. 405. 406.  [blank]

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Sarah Edmonds; still in custody.

Judith Evans;- still in custody.  (Sess. R. 104/37)

Buckingham Ann Miller; died in custody, 25th September, 1728.  (Sess. R. 104/38)

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

Thomas Hatton, for bastardy with Martha Dibble; still in custody.

Jane Smith and William Ward; still in custody. (Sess. R. 104/36)

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Petitions.

John Dawson, a debtor in the County gaol, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 104/39)

The debtors in the County gaol requested for windows to be provided for those of their apartments “which have none, and those that are gone to decay to be repaired against the approaching season”.  (Sess. R. 104/30)

Examinations.

Elizabeth Humphreys of Great Marlow, spinster, said that she saw Frances Wright, widow, draw part of a faggot out of the yard of John Phillipps of the same, carpenter, “through the pales that were down”, into her own yard. (Sess. R. 104/42)

John Scrivenor of Great Lindford, gentleman, and John Shelton of the same, labourer, said they went in danger of their lives, fearing some hurt from William Ward of the same, labourer.  (Sess. R. 104/44)

Writs.

Jury writ for the cases against Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley and John Holmes.  (Sess. R. 104/1)

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 104/5)

Writ of venirez facias; see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 104/6)

Writ of capias; see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 104/7)

 

 

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AYLESBURY

16th January, 1728-9. [2 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county

p. 407.  Richard Baker of Brill, Rowland Brasbridge of Aylesbury, Elias Cock junior, of Chesham, James Foster of Northmarston, John Harding of Aylesbury, Jonas Harding of Amersham Woodside, Richard Harris of Aylesbury, Thomas Lakey of Hugendon, George Marriot of Olney, William Oliver of Chearsley, Joseph Rose of Chearsley, John Russell of Aylesbury, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, Thomas Tattham of Northmarston and John Whitmey of Olney.

The following were not sworn: William Atkinson of Chesham, maltster, John Atwood junior of Maidesmorton, Benjamin Coles of Stewkley, John Corbett of Adstock, Thomas Doyley of Hambledon, Thomas Edmonds of Aylesbury, Henry Moreton of Amersham Woodside, Thomas Ray of Aylesbury, 

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Francis Sharpe of Hambledon, Thomas Smith senior of Aylesbury John Stevens of Mursley “gone away”, Edward Thompson of Long Crendon “dead” and Thomas Widmer of Hugendon.  (Sess. R 104/4 and 105/43)

Jurors for the case against Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley and John Holmes.

John Bone, Thomas Brandon, Joseph Brasbridge, Thomas Child, Francis Clements, William Dancer, Thomas Fenner, William Humfryes, John Hunt senior, William March, John Simpkin, Joseph Verey.  (Sess. R. 104/2)

Jurors for the cases against Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley, John Holmes, Lucretia Sharman, Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers.

Joseph Brookes, William Christmas, John Freeman, Thomas George, Matthew Ginger, William Hassell, John Kempster, William Lee junior, Francis North, Nicholas Simms, John Simpkin, William Wheeler.  (Sess. R. 104/3)

p. 408.  Sacrament certificate.

Produced by John Patten Burnham of Aylesbury, gentlemen; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and John Goldsworth,- churchwarden, of the same and witnessed by Robert Wheeler, basketmaker, and Thomas Egleton, cordwainer, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/30)

John Patten Burnham took the statutory oaths. The oath of allegiance was taken by Matthew Jenkinson, Anthony How and John Hilldrup.

Indictments.

Lucretia Sharman of Becconsfield, widow, for stealing three pounds of cheese from Katharine Fuller.  (Sess. R. 105/17)

Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers, both of Bow Brickhill, labourers, for stealing fowls from Edward Cook, William Smith and John Gilpin.  (Sess. R. 105/16, 20, 21)

Thomas Plater of Cuddington, victualler, for assault on Richard Fitch.  (Sess. R. 105/22.  Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

John Hawkos of Great Missendon, labourer, for assault on Arthur Treadway, constable.  (Sess. R. 105/19)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ambrose Smith, for recusancy.

John Hicks, for selling false money to Christopher Forster [Foster].  (Sess. R. 104/25)

Christopher Forster [Foster] for a like offence towards Ann, wife of Richard Pryor.  (Sess. R. 104/22)

Benjamin Ingram of Winslow, Thomas Ingram of Quainton, and Thomas Ingram of Aylesbury, labourer, for selling cattle without a licence.  (Sess. R. 104/24)

William Darvall of Penn, Richard Hodsdon and Joseph Nash, both of Chesham, William Langley of Great Marlow and Edward Jeffs of Pightleston, labourers, for using the trade of a Badger without a licence.  (Sess. R. 104/23 and 107/31)

Samuel Treacher of Chesham, Francis Symons, Thomas Tuffin, Thomas Hollis, and Robert Moores, all of Great Marlow, Thomas Saunders, Thomas Everett and John Douglas, all of Wooburne, Henry Coleshill, James Hoane, and George Windlow, all of Burnham, John Livings of Monks Risborough, and Joseph Lucas of Nash, labourers, and Sarah Goldwin of Burnham, widow, for using the trade of a kidder without a licence.  (Sess. R. 104/26)

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Presentments of the constables.

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ambrose Smith for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 105/89)

Henry Carter of Great Harlow, victualler, for keeping a common gaming house.  (Sess. R. 105/87)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 105/42)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 105/44, 82-86, 88, 90-95; & 106/116)

Petty constables sworn.

Ickford Thomas Coles Secundus vice Edward Coles. (Sess. R. 105/4)

Wornall John Tipping vice James Hawes.  (Sess. R. 105/5)

Great Brickhill William Lawson vice William Chadd.

Penn John Winter vice [blank]. Richard Hill was not sworn. William Horn [tithingman] vice [blank]. John Dofin and John Grove junior, were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 105/1)

p. 409. Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deely.  Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell keepers were paid their quarter’s ssalary.

William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Millar and Sarah Ward [Weard], widow, the County bakers, wore paid £6. 8s. 6d., £5. 7s. 6d., £5. 8s. l1d., and £6. 8s. 2d., respectively, for bread delivered by thorn to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 56)

p. 410.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £13. 5s. 3d. for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £1l. lls. 6d. for curing several tumours and wounds.

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.

p. 411.  The some Francis Woodcock was also paid £17. 12s. 9d. the expense he had incurred in conveying prisoners to Newgate for transportation, and to the Quarter Sessions at Buckingham; in providing fire and candles, and employing nurses, for sick prisoners and in burying prisoners who had died in his custody.

The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid £2. 12s. 6d., one quarter’s salary for attending prisoners In the County gaol.

Bridget, the wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. 10s. 0d. for maintaining, and 10s. 0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 56)

p. 412.  Thomas Read, keeper of the house of correction at Aylesbury, was paid £3. 16s. l0d. the expense he had incurred in providing necessaries for the nursing of John Prickett of Weston Turvile, labourer, who had suffered from smallpox whilst in his custody.

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John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £42. 7s. 4d. for passing vagrants through the county.

Phillip Bevyn of Stony Stratford was paid his quarter salary of £5 for the like service.

For the like service the petty constables of Astwood were paid 9s. 0d., of Becconsfield 10s. 0d., Colsbrooke p. 413.  16s. 6d., Chesham £1. 5s. 0d., Cippenham 9s. 0d., Denham £5. 1s. 6d., Great Linford 18s. 0d., Ickford 13s. 0d., Iver 6s. 6d., Mousloe 7s. 6d., Stoke Goldington £4. 15s. 6d., p. 414.  Taplow £1. l8s. 0d. Tingwick l6s. 0d., Turvile l4s. 0d., Upton 13s. 0d., West Wyccombe 9s. 0d., and Woobure 15s. 0d.

The petty constables of Chepping Wyccombe were paid £1. 0s. 0d. for carrying forces’ baggage.

p. 415.  Those of Chicherley were paid 7s. for the like service; of Colebrooke £1. 2s. 6d., £1. 10s. 0d. and l4s. 0d., of Lathbury 10s. 0d., of Mousloe £1. ls. 0d.,of Newport Pagnel 7s. 6d. of North Crawley l4s. 0d., of Great Woolsted l4s. 0d.

p. 4l6.  The surveyors of Highways of Denham were paid £1. 7s. l0d. for repairing Denham Bridge.  (Sess. Min. I,p. 54)

The removal order of Elizabeth Faulkner from Swanborn to Grandborough was quashed.  (Sess. R. 105/46.  Sess. Min. I, p. 53)

p. 417.  The removal order of James Perkins, aged twelve years, son of Richard Perkins, apothecary, from Buckingham to Northampton was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 104/34.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 43, 54)

The removal order of Elizabeth Allin, singlewoman, from the Burrough of Chepping Wyccombe to the parish of the same, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/48.  Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

p. 418.  The removal order of Elizabeth Symonds from Upper Winchendon to Dynton, was confirmed.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 54)

The removal order of Thomas Shrimpton, Eleanor his wife, and their two children, Mary and Dorcas, from Princes Risborough to Dinton, was confirmed, (Sess. R. 105/54. Sess. Min. I, p. 54)

The removal order of Mary, wife of James Whitman and Dinah their daughter aged 15 months, from Radnage to Great Hazeley, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/47. Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

p. 419.  The removal order of William Clark aged twenty-two years, and Elizabeth his wife aged 21 years, from Radnage to West Wyccombe, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/49.  Sess. Min. I, P. 52)

The said William Clarke stated that he was born at Radnage.  He was a hired servant to Mr. Davenport of Westwycombe for one year from Michaelmas 1727.  (Sess. R. 105/63)

The removal order of Mary Bridgett, singlewoman, from Maidsmorton to Chipping Warden, co. Northampton, was

confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/51.  Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

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The said Mary Bridgett, singlewoman, stated that she had never lived as a hired servant for a whole year, and had never paid any parish taxes.  (Sess. R. 105/55)

p. 419.  The removal order of Volantine Wright and his wife from Newport Pagnell to Stoke Goldington, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 105/57)

p. 420.  The removal order of Anne Jephes from Newport Pagnel to Thornborough, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/58)

The removal order of Judith Binks from Newport Pagnel to Mousloe, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/60)

pp. 420-21.  The remaoval order of Sarah Chambers from Newport Pagnel to Little Woolston, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 105/59)

p. 421.  The removal order of William Smith and Elizabeth his wife, from Monks Risborough to Wing, was quashed. (Sess. R. 105/53.  Sess. Min. I, p. 54)

p. 422.  The report of the justices concerning the poor rates of the parish of Headsore, was confirmed [see p. 399]. (Sess. R. 105/104.  Sess. Min. I, p. 51)

The complaint of Mun Mortimer of Hanslop, esquire, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

pp. 423-24.  Upon the petition of the inhabitants a certificate of the justices was directed to the Right Hon. Peter Lord King, Baron of Oakham, Lord High Chancellor, to obtain Letters Patent for the inhabitants of Colnbrooke to raise funds by appeals to charity, for repairing their chapel. Colnbrooke itself could not raise a sufficient sum, owing to its poverty, the result of loss of trade.  It had been “an ancient market town and a great thoroughfare situate on the Western Road of England”, but “the market is lost, the river being no longer navigable, the trade at their inns is greatly diminished by reason of coaches and passengers removing to Slough, which is reputed a more convenient distance from London”.  The only fund for repair of the chapel came from two acres of land to the value of 30s. 0d. per annum, in consequence of which the chapel “has gradually sunk into a ruinous condition”.  The nearest parish church was over a mile distant, “and the ways thither frequently unpassable by reason of the floods”. Thomas Fennell, carpenter, and Henry Forster, bricklayer, estimated that entire rebuilding would be necessary, the cost of which would amount to over £1,325.  (Sess. R. 105/ 105.  Sess. Min. I, p. 51)

p. 424.  An order of the justices was confirmed, that the overseers of the poor of Chesham should collect the rent of John Norwood’s estate, (viz., a house at Aylesbury, of the value of £2. 10s. 0d. per annum, in the possession of John Fryer, for the support of Martha his wife.  John Norwood, turner, had run away six or seven years previously, and for the last eighteen months his wife had been chargeable to the parish, from which she had received 1s. 3d. per week.  (Sess. R. 105/45.  Sess. Min. I, p. 54)

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a quarter In the place or Phillip Bevyn his brother, deceased.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

Samuel Stratton of Princes Risborough, glazier, apprentice to Mary Stratton of the same, widow, was ordered to complete his apprenticeship according to the covenants of his indentures.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 53)

p. 426.  John Edmonds of Aylesbury was appointed a baker to the poor prisoners, in the place of Sarah Weard, widow. (Sess. Min. I, p. 56)

The issues set on the inhabitants of Kingswood, Upper Winchendon and Aylesbury, and against Robert Grange of Little Horwood, for not repairing the highways, were respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 52)

The issues set on jurors for non-appearance were spared “in regard of a full attendance”.

Judith Evans and Sarah Edmonds were discharged from the house of correction at Aylesbury.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 56)

pp. 426-47.  The sum of £314. 0s. 5½d. being one week’s tax, was to be levied upon the throe hundreds Aylesbury, Ashendon, Buckingham, Cottesloe and Newport, and upon the hundreds of Burnham, Desborough and Stoke, so that the chief constables could be paid for passing vagrants through the county.

p. 428.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Thomas Woodbridge pleaded Guilty and was fined one shilling [see p. 390].  (Sess. Min. I, p. 51)

John Hawkes and Thomas Plater pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling [see p. 408].

Lucretia Sharman was found Not Guilty [see p. 408].

Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers were found Guilty and whipped [see p. 408].

Samuel Rutter, Robert Kimberley and John Holmes were found Guilty of assault on Daniel Beaumont and each fined 6s. 8d. and for assault on Robert White each fined one shilling.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 55, 56)

Fines.

The fines of those convicted above.

p. 429. Recognizance entered into.

Thomas Smith of Langley, surety for Robert Smith to answer to William Goldsborough for perjury.  (Sess. Min. I,p. 49)

Robert Smith to appear, to answer to William Goldsborough.  (Sess. R. 107/111)

Recognisances discharged.

Thomas Woodbridge of Ashendon [see p. 404].  (Sess. Min. I, p. 48)

John Harris of Wendover, labourer; sureties John Bradwin, wheeler, and Thomas Phillips,- cordwainer, both of

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the same.  (Sess. R. 105/38.  Sess. Min. I, p. 48)

Joseph Smith of Wendover, labourer, sureties John Phillips, farmer, and William Tratt, wheeler, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/39.  Sess. Min. I, p. 48)

Richard Mann of Wendover, labourer; sureties William Lovett and John Phillips, farmers, of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/40.  Sess. Min. I, p. 48)

John Charge of Wendover, labourer; sureties John Bell, victualler, and Thomas Rance, labourer; both of the same. (Sess. R. 105/41.  Sess. Min. I, p. 48)

All the above four persons to appear to answer for assault on John Milemay of the same, labourer.

A bond produced of John Millmee [Milemay], who promises to pay John Bradwin £5 “for valey Re(c)eved if I the said John Milemee apere at the next Quarter sesions against the said John Harrison and Richard Mann for an asalt on mee”. Witnessed by Mary Sanders and Elisebeth Tayler.  (Sess. R. 105/3)

Henry Wheeler of Datchett, labourer, to answer for bastardy with Martha Ravenall of the same, singlewoman; sureties Robert Wheeler and Richard Fitch, both of Cuddington. (Sess. R. 105/37.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

Thomas Plater of Cuddington to answer for assault on the above Richard Fitch: sureties John Rose and Charles Gifford [Gilford], both of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/35.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

Richard Fitch and William Stonbridge said that the said Richard Fitch and Thomas Plater had quarrelled at cards and come to blows.  (Sess. R. 105/36)

George Hays junior of Wendover, labourer, to answer for assault on the above William Tratt; sureties Thomas Alderige, bailiff and William Marsh, victualler, both of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 105/34.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

John Hicks of Beirton, yeoman, for selling a half-crown piece for more money than it was coined for; sureties John Welch, butcher, and William Lee, carpenter, both of Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 105/31.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

John Horwood of Beirton, hemp-dresser, to give evidence against John Hicks.  (Sess. R. 105/32.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

Christopher Foster of Wendover, butcher, to answer for buying a half-crown piece for more money than it was coined for, and for suspicion of uttering false money.  (Sess. R. 105/33.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

Phillip Jackson of Datchett, labourer; surety William Morrison of the same, labourer.  (Sess. R. 105/13.  Sess. Min. I. p. 49)

The said William Morrison; surety John Morrison, labourer, of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/14.  Sess. Min. I, p. 49)

John Jones, husbandman; surety Thomas Benjamin [Banning], husbandman, both-of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/15. Sess.  Min. I, p. 49)

Arthur Tredway, blacksmith and Patrick Thompson, victualler, both of Great Missenden, to appear and prosecute John Hawkes of the same, blacksmith.  (Sess. R. 105/12.  Sess. Min. I, p. 50)

Katherine Burton of Beconsfield, spinster, to give evidence against Lucretia Sharman concerning the theft of half a cheese from Katharine Fuller; surety Katharine Fuller, widow, of the same.  (Sess. R. 105/11. Sess. Min. I, p. 50)

Catharine Burton accused “Lucretia Sharman, as she calls herself” of stealing a cheese from her mistress. (Sess. R. 105/79)

John Gibson [Gilpin] of Bow Brickhill and William Smith of Asply, co. Bedford, to appear and prosecute

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Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers.  (Sess. R. 105/6. Sess. Min. I. p. 50)

The said Richard Clerk to appear, surety Henry Clerk of Wooburne, co. Bedford.  (Sess. R. 105/7.  Sess. Min. I, p. 50)

The said Henry Chambers to appear; surety William Clerk of Wavendon.  (Sess. R. 105/8.  Sess. Min. I, p. 50)

John Walton of Bow Brickhill to give evidence against Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers.  (Sess. R. 105/9-10. Sess. Min. I, p. 50)

John Gilpin and William Smith accused Thomas Dennis of Wooborne, Richard Clerk and Henry Chambers, of stealing their fowls.  (Sess. R. 105/70)

John Walton said that the above Dennis, Clerk and Chambers asked him to go hen-stealing with them.  (Sess. R. 105/79)

A declaration of the inhabitants of Rigement, co. Bedford stated that they “did neuer know Richard Clarke [Clerk] gillty of theft in any kind whatsoe euer”.  They said that John Walton, “a pore silly man and easey to be preuaild on and labror to Mr. Gillpin of bowbrickill ... in hopes of being excusd and to escape punishment did .. sware that Clarice hath bin gillty of seuerall vile Crimes with ... the aboue named Wallton”.  (Sess. R. 105/52)

pp. 430-32.  [ blank].

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Sarah Edmonds; discharged.

Judith Evans; discharged.

John Prickett; in custody.

John Tapling;  discharged.

Richard Charge; discharged.

Elizabeth Pawly; in custody.  (Sess. R. 105/61

Buckingham Judith Maow for-bastardy; in custody. (Sess. R. 105/62)

Chepping Wycombe Edward Winch; discharged.

Thomas Lea; discharged.

Jene Terry; discharged.

Sarah Larken; discharged.

William Wells; discharged.

Lucreh Shannan [Lucretia Sharman]; in custody.

(Sess. R. 105/72)-

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

Joseph Morse, for bastardy with Sarah Till.

William Ward, continued in custody until this sessions for want of security.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 53)

George Hayes junior, and John Hawks.  (Sess. R. 105/80)

“Licences for shopgoods”

Granted to Henery George, John Judge and John Mareit, all of Padbury, Newman Balding of Adstock, John Densey of Leckhamsted, William Swichen of Akley, Widow Sofeiild of Preston, John Coopper of Wesburey, William Mesh of Steple Clayden, Richard Waddup of Chittwood, John Powell of Bechamton, and Thomas Lea of Steepleclayden.  (Sess. R. 105/76)

Conviction

Ambrose Fletcher and John Shrimpton, both of Chepping wycomb, maltsters, were convicted of endeavouring to deceive

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the Officers of Excise, and were fined £6. 12s. and £22. l0s. respectively.  William Wattson of the same, maltster, was acquitted of a like offence.  (Sess. R. 105/67, 75, 78)

Thomas King accused John Shrimpton of mixing corn of one wetting with corn of a former wetting which had not yet been dried, contrary to law.  (Sess. R. 105/77)

Petition.

John Follows, a debtor in the County gaol, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 105/68)

Examinations.

Thomas Chaddock said that he was born at Banteshall [Batteshall], co. Derby where he lived until, at the age of twenty-two years, he was pressed for a soldier in “Colonel Pendegrass’s Regiment of Food”.  He served in Flanders under the Duke of Marlborough, and continued in the same regiment “untill two years after Preston fight in Lancashire”. He was then discharged on account of “infirmities contracted in the War”, whereupon he returned with Ellen his wife to Batteshall, where the overseers accepted them as legal inhabitants.  He had not done any act to gain a settlement since the time of his birth.  (Sess. R. 105/50)

William Porter said that he was born at Taplow.  He had been a hired servant for short periods of time to several people.  His last master, John Cranwell of Farnham, had stopped 4s. 0d. out of his wages “because he lay sick at his said master’s one fortnight”.  (Sess. R. 105/65)

Joseph Fairfax, a vagrant said that his last legal settlement was at Stratford-on-Avon, where he had served an apprenticeship to the trade of a dyer.  (Sess. R. 105/66)

Mary, wife of James Mulfield, stonecutter, said that she was born at Oxford, where her mother kept a coffee-house and her father owned a stage-coach.  At the age of sixteen she became a hired servant.  She served Lady Wentworth for nearly seven years, living with her Ladyship at Bradenham and at Leicester Fields, Pall Mall, co. Middlesex.  She received clothes for her first year’s service, and wages for subsequent years, but she never know how much she would receive until she was paid.  She married James Mulfield “in the Chapel in Knights Bridge by Hyde Park”, who afterwards left her, saying that he feared being arrested for debt.  She did not know whore he had gone.  (Sess. R. 105/73)

Ann Symonds, a vagrant, said that she was married in 1714 to Robert Symonds, a chair-turner, who had served his apprenticeship at Brentford, co. Middlesex, and had also served as a soldier for several years.  He had absented himself from her “for some time”, but had been lately seen, wandering as a chair-mender.  (Sess. R. 105/74)

Elizabeth Allen, singlewoman, named Thomas Carleton as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 105/64)

Elizabeth Paine of Newport Pagnell, singlewoman, named William Mumfort of St. Albans, co. Hertford, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 105/69)

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John Bull of Drayton Parshelow, butcher, said that William Ward and another person whom he did not know, asked him to join them in a plot to murder and rob Mr. Scrivener of Great Lynford, but he, the said John Bull not arriving at the appointed time, the murder was apparently postponed.  (Sess. R. 105/81)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 101/50)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 101/51)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 101/52)

 

 

EASTER SESSION

AT

AYLESBURY

17th April, 1729 [2 George II]

p. 453. Jurors for the body of the county.

Richard Baker of Brill, Thomas Bate of Marsworth, Thomas Berry of Brill, Joseph Brandum of Amersham, Richard Burgess of Beirton-cum-Broughton, William Capp of Great Horwood, William Carter of Grigorys, Alexander Dover of Beirton-cum-Broughton, James Franklyn junior, and Henry Hill, both of Haddenham, John Honnor of Great Missendon, John Maycock of Amersham, John Statham of Great Missendon, Timothy Tregoe of Amersham, John Wade of Marsworth, ‘Henry Webb of Beirton-cum-Broughton and William Wyatt of Long Crendon.

The following were not sworn: Isaac Green of Soulbury, Thomas Hurndale of Wing, John Jones of Beconsfield, Daniel Keen [sick] and John Keen senior, both of Wingrave, Joha Mountague of Waddesdon, Richard Stratford [sick] of Beirton- cum-Broughton, Edward Tayler junior and Edward Tayler senior, both of Boarstall.  (Sess. R. 101/54)

Jurors for the cases against William Bolton, James Bolton and Thomas Rayner

William Cannon, James Dell, Robert Egleton, Thomas Fenner, James Hedges, Robert Hickman, John Humphry, Joseph Miller, John Russell, John Simpkin, James Tatham, Richard Tombs.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Francis Tyringham of Nether Winchendon; certified by Walter Saunders, minister, and Sampson Newton, churchwarden, of the same, and witnessed by Bright Hollyman and John Collins.  (Sess. R. 106/121)

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Ralph Pettipher of Chepping Wycombe, innholder; certified by S. Guise, minister, and Robert Orchard and Samuel Grover, churchwardens, and witnessed by Nehemiah Grover and Benjamin Haws, all of the same, cordwainers.  (Sess. R. 106/122)

Nehemiah Grover; certified, as for Ralph Pettipher and witnessed by Ralph Pettipher and Benjamin Haws.  (Sess. R. 106/123)

Shuckburgh Sill of Castle Thrup, esquire, justice; certified by Thomas Price, minister, end Joseph Harris-, churchwarden, of Buckingham and witnessed by Matthew Rogers and Thomas Deeley.  (Sess. R. 106/107)

Those producing sacrament certificates took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by William Browne, Ralph Clayton, William King and Leonard Sedgwick.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 59, 61)

p. 434.  Indictments.

Susannah Taylor, Sarah Kinsey, spinster, and John Chilton, labourer, all of Chilton, for assault on Thomas Goffe.  (Sess. R. 106/13)

Robert Grainge of Little Horwood, esquire, for not repairing Crabtree Lane.  (Sess. R. 109/7)

James Bolton, William Bolton and Thomas Rayner, all of Becconsfield, for stealing oats and hay from Umfrevill Ferrer, Edmund Waller and William Sills.  (Sess. R. 106/9 and 109/2, 4)

James Bolton junior of Beconsfield, labourer, said that about a year ago Stephen Dell solicited him to go and stoal fowls from the Rev. Umfrevile Fayrer, Rector of Beconsfield. Dell stole three hens, which were cooked and oaten by Bolton and his family.  (Sess. R. 106/91)

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ambrose Smith, for recusancy.

John Easden for stealing wood from John Wilson and Carrell Ramsden.  (Sess. R. 109/5 and 6)

John Is dell [Easden] confessed to having stolen firewood out of the yard of John Wilson of Becconsfield.  (Sess. R. 106/119)

Presentments.

The Grand Jury presented the highway loading from Walton turnpike to Wendover.  (Sess. R. 106/94)

The constables of Aylesbury had nothing to present. (Sess. R. 106/115)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea

Richard Widmer of Botley and Daniel Keen of Wingrave vice Thomas Brickwell and Thomas Woodman.

For the maimed soldiers Daniel Ginger of Weston Turvile and Samuel Major of Preston Bisset vice William Brown and William Baldwin. (Sess. R. 107/4,39 and 109/68)

Chief constables sworn.

Ashendon John Spencer of Shabbington and Richard Eggleton

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of Waddesden vice Aaron George and Isaac Howell.

Aylesbury George Franklin of Hadenham vice James Hitchcock.  William Dawney of Aylesbury to continue.

Buckingham Robert Webb of Turweston and Moses George of Stow vice Thomas Orchard and Robert Whitehall.

Cottesloe Richard Sheppard of Wing vice William Cock. Thomas Cupper of Whitchurch to continue.

Newport John Parrott of Newport Pagnel and Mathew Jenkinson of Stony Stratford vice John Smith and Thomas Travell.

Desborough John Dean of Chepping Wyccombe and James Battyn of Fingest vice John Salter and Laud Winkles.

Burnham John Putnam of Ashley Green hamlet and William Bennett of Farnham Royall vice Edward Goldwin and Henry Codgell.

Stoke Robert Wood of Langley Harsh and John Burcombe of Horton vice Thomas Carter and Thomas Cotterell.

(Sess. R. 107/4, 39 and 109/68)

p. 435.  Petty constables and tithingmen sworn.

Adstock William Cooper vice George Everett.

Asheridge Nathaniel Birch vice Edward Nailer.

Ashley Green Abraham Attaway vice William Page.

Bourstall Samuel Winslow vice John Webb.

Brandsfee Foball Denchfield and Joseph Putnam vice Edward Gomm and John Shrimpton.

Broughton Thomas Butcher vice Gilbert Pitcher.

Becconsfield John Martin vice William Carter.

Buckland Thomas Piddington vice Matthew Dorrell.

Bradenham John Spike vice Samuel Lacey.

Beirton-cum-Browton William Swannell vice Robert Holt.

Bellingdon William Putnam vice John Barnes.

Brill John Spires vice William Turner

Aston Sandford John Lambert vice John Williams.

Aston Abbotts Robert Badrick vice James Hedges.

Cheddington John Partridge vice Thomas Stevens.

Chesham John Nash and Benjamin Wheeler vice Zachous Garroway and John Dell.

Cuddington John West vice Charles Guildford

Colebrooke Thomas Hewett and Samuel Sedgwick vice William Welles and Lewis Ford.

Calverton Richard Woodell vice William Poulter.

Charndon John Wigg vice Robert Hitchcock.

Chynes William Baldwin vice George Arnold.

Denham John Fryer and Robert Corker vice William Nash and William Griffin.

Datchet Thomas Jackson and Edward Dearle vice

Edward Carter and George Stone.

Eaton William King, William Maund and John Kendall vice Richard Fowler, Daniel Beaumont and Robert Woodward.

Elisha Lovejoy and John Lum [tithingmen] vice William Ellis and Robert Bromley.

Fingest Robert Blick vice John Andrews.

Fulmer Henry Peirce vice John Dibley.

Grendon Under wood  Richard King vice Edward Arris.

Hillersden Joseph Harding vice William Salsbury.

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Hulcutt Richard Syared vice Samuel Baderick

Ipstone Richard Clark vice John Wedge

Loughton William Jervis vice John Goodman

Hedgerley Robert Bromley vice Thomas Pusey

Horton Henry Spicer vice William Rakestraw

Haversham John Davy vice Jeremiah Broughton

Leadburn William Brandon vice William Theed junior

Great Marlow Robert Menday and John Bray vice Daniel Jesse and William Hycraft

p. 436.

Little Missendon John Bracey vice Richard Terry Great Marlow John Gibbons vice William Weedon

Mentmore John Theed senior vice John Theed junior

Monks Risborough Joseph Goodwin vice Daniel Westfeild Thomas Stopps and John Lacey [tithingmen] vice Thomas Saunders and Thomas Stopps

Moulsoe Thomas Danburn vice Charles Greenwood

Great Marlow Thomas Harris vice Alexander Jones

North Marston Henry Symonds vice Charles Price

North Crawley Benjamin Levrett vice Dennis Wright

Nether Winchendon Edward Dewbury vice John Collins

North Crawley Edward Read vice George Burge

Abbotts Aston Joseph Moretmore vice John Moretmore

Becconsfield John Tompsom vice William Woodbridge

Padbury John Horwood and Thomas Adams vice Thomas Brittain and Newman Harris

Princes Risborough John Vaughn and John Loosley vice

Thomas Lane and John Wade

Quainton Edward Hughes vice John Eles

Ridge Daniel Butcher vice Ralph Stone

Stokemandevil John Godfrey and Joseph Smith vice William Green and John Hoare

Stony Stratford west side William Hawkins to continue

Sympson Richard Goodman vice Edward Chadd

Swanborne William Hall and John Henley vice William Cooke and Edward Bigg

Steeple Cleydon Richard Irons vice William Lee

Stoke Samuel Streating [tithingman] vice William Styles

Studley Robert Bowell vice Peter Newton

Stokemandevil John Goodspeed vice William Christmas

Towersey Aaron Wheatley vice William North

Twyford John Leaster vice Nicholas Cart

Thornton John Smith vice Thomas Tattham

Thornborough Edward Browne vice Richard Adams

Turvil parish Henry Gum vice Thomas Turker

Thornborough John Corbett vice John Adams

Leckhampstead William Garner vice John Pinker

Stewkley John Inwood vice William Forrester

Upton John Sherley and John Martin vice Henry Pratt and George Smith

Upper Winchendon Robert Fowler vice William Bull

Upton Joseph Coale [tithingman] vice Henry Moodey

Woughton Underwood Robert White vice Peter Parrott

Waddesden William Franks vice John Holland

Wexham Henry Mitchell vice Robert Webb

Wooburn Lewis Davis vice John Friday

Little Woolston Daniel Edmonds vice Robert Leibat

Waddesden Thomas Millward vice Ralph Rice

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p. 437.  Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter’s salary.

William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Miller and John Edmonds, the County bakers, were paid £3. 6s. 2d., £3. 12s. 8d. £4. 11s. 5d. and £3. 8s. 0d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 62)

p. 438.  Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners was paid’£12. 6s. lOd. for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 64)

Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, was paid £8. 1ls. 6d. for curing several tumours and wounds.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 63)

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.  He was also paid £8. 13s. 9d. for paying the taxes of the gaol and providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 64)

p. 439.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid £2. l2s. 6d. his quarter’s salary for attending the prisoners in the County gaol.

Bridget, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. l0s. 0d. for maintaining, and l0s. 0d. for clothing, James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth Wilson, widow, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £36. 16s. 4d. for passing vagrants through the County.

p. 440.  Abraham Bevyn, petty constable of Stony Stratford, was paid his quarter’s salary for the like service.

For the like service the petty constables of Astwood were paid £1. 10s. 6d., Great Brickhill £1. 7s. od., Burnham 7s. 0d., Chesham 19s. 6d., Colebrooke £3. 8s. 6d., Coldbrafield 6s. 0d.,

p. 441.  Denham £4. 13s. 0d., Edlesborough £1. 0s 0d., Farnham Royall 7s. 6d., Gayhurst 7s. 6d., Ickford £3. l8s. 6d., Iver 10s. 6d., Lavendon 9s. 6d., Lathbury 18s. 6d., Long Creadon lls. 0d., Great Marlow 7s. 6d., princes Risborough £1. 5s. 0d., Stoke Goldington £5. 1s. 6d.,

p.442. Sympson 4s. 2d., Turvill 13s. 0d., Taplow £3. 5s. 6d., Tingewick £1. 14s. 6d., Upton 13s. 6d., and West Wyccombe £2. 7s. 6d.

The petty constables of Emberton were paid 7s. 0d. for carrying forces’ baggage.  Similarly those of Clifton were Paid 8s. 0d.

p. 443.  Lavendon 7s. 0d., Newton Blossomvill 8s. 0d., Newport Pagnal 16s. 0d., Sherrington £1. 0s. 0d., and Little Woolston 7s. 0d.

Roger Jennings esquire, Clerk of Assize for the Norfolk circuit, was paid £4. 4s. 0d, his fee for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of four felons to America.

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John West of Aylesbury, ironmonger, was paid £1. 2s. 9d. for hinges and nails sent by him to Robert Hickman of the same, carpenter, and Robert Hickman was paid £2. 6s. 0d. for repairs to the County gaol.

p. 444.  John Russell of Aylesbury, glazier, was paid £2. 7s. 8d. for the like service.

The removal order of John Axtell, Elizabeth his wife, and John, a child aged about two years from Burnham to Farnham Royall was quashed.  (Sess. R. 106/108.  Sess. Min. I, p. 61)

p. 445.  The removal order of Edward Bigg, his wife, and Mary his child, from Upton to the parish of St. Mary’s, Reading, co. Berks, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 106/110.  Sess. Min. I, p. 60)

The removal order of Thomas Safwell aged twenty-eight years, Anne his wife and Joseph and Thomas their children, aged under five years, from Agmondesham (Amersham) to Newport Pagnell was quashed.  (Sess. R. 106/104.  Sess. Min. I,p. 61)

John Saffwell, aged sixty-seven years, said that he was born at Newport Pagnell, where Thomas his father was a freeholder and a sieve-maker by trade.  He, John, had been apprenticed to Mark Kingsby of the same, brickmaker, but had practised the trade of a sieve-maker and mender for many years, at Amersham.  (Sess. R. 106/103)

p. 446.  The removal order of Thomas Peas, Ann his wife, and Elizabeth their daughter, from Stow to Stokehamond, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 106/61.  Sess. Min. I, p. 62)

The removal order of Hannah Gray, widow of Abraham Gray, and Mary Robert and Abraham their children, from Hambledon to Little Harlow, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 106/ 111, 112) [And _see p. 449]

p. 447.  The removal order of Thomas Edge and Susannah his wife, from Soulbury to the hamlet of Heath and Reach in the parish of Leigh ton, co. Bedford, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 106/99.  Sess. Min. I, p. 63)

The removal order of Thomas Baldwin, Mary his wife, and their four children, from Whaddon to Stony Stratford West Side, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 106/100.  Sess. Min. I, p. 63)

The removal order of Mary Mulfeild, an infant daughter of James Mulfeild, and of Mary his wife, from Bradenham to the parish of St. Mary’s in the city of Oxford, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 106/102.  Sess. Min. I, p. 62)

p. 448.  The inhabitants of the several townships lying on the road from Cranford Bridge, co. Middlesex, to that end of Maidenhead Bridge which was in Buckingham, were to perform one day’s service in the repair of the said road. (Sess. R. 106/106.  Sess. Min. I, p. 61)

The removal order of Elizabeth Seers, widow of Ralph Seers, from Wooburn to Becconsfeild was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 106/105.  Sess. Min. I, p. 61)

The removal order of Thomas Callendine and Elizabeth his Wife, from Newport Pagnell to Haversham was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 106/113.  Sess. Min. I ,p. 60)

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p. 449.  The removal order of Daniel Gunn and Mary his wife, from Waddesden to Chilton, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 106/101. Sess. Min. I, p. 62)

The removal order of Hannah Gray and her children from Little Marlow to Hambleton, was quashed, the order being illegally obtained.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 60)

Hannah Gray, widow, said that Abraham her late husband was born at Hambleton, and had been a servant to John Gray of Little Marlow during the year before his death.  (Sess. R. 106/114)

p. 450.  The complaint of John Gilpin of Bowbrickhill, gentleman, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

The accounts of the Charity of Poor Folks’ Pasture in the parishes of Brill, Boarstall and Oakley, were read.

The wages of servants, rates for carriage of goods, prices for salt and for billeting soldiers, remained as settled at last Easter sessions [see pp. 360, 244)

p. 451.  [blank].

P. 452.  Indictment tried.

James Bolton, William Bolton and Thomas Rayner [see p. 434] were found Guilty and whipped publicly in Aylesbury. (Sess. Min. I, p. 63)

Recognizance entered into.

Edward Bagley of Newport Pagnell, to appear to answer for advising David Callendine of the same, to cut green standing wood.  (Sess. R. 98/3.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 58, 61, 62)

David Calendine of Newport said that Edward Bagley of the same encouraged him to cut green standing wood in the wood called Lathbury Hooe, belonging to Mr. Wright.  (Sess. R. 106/95)

Recognizances discharged.

David Callendine, to give evidence.  (Sess. R. 98/2. Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

Thomas Collingridge of Gayhurst to prosecute Edward Bagley.  (Sess. R. 98/1.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

Daniel Browne of Ringshall, husbandman, for Amy his wife, to answer for assault on Martha Putnam, spinster. (Sess. R. 106/137.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58]

Da Daniell Brown and Amey his wife made full satisfaction to Martha Putnam for the said Amey’s assaulting her. (Sess. R. 106/120)

Benjamin Durant of Datchett, labourer, to answer for assault on John Smyth of the same; sureties William Hurst, cordwainer, and Henry Howard, carpenter, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 106/136.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

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Thomas Joyce of Newport Pagnell, victualler, to answer to George Butler of the same, blacksmith, on suspicion of stealing a new horse-shoe out of his shop; surety Richard Toomes of the same., baker.  (Sess. R. 106/158.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

John Kimberley [Kinnersley] of Dinton to answer to Richard Beverell of Dinton; surety Thomas Saunders of Cuddington, collamaker.  (Sess. R. 106/139.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

Thomas Rayner of Beconsfield, labourer, to answer for stealing oats from William Sills; surety Richard Hare of the same, cutter.  (Sess. R. 106/132.  Sess. Min. I, p. 58)

Richard Eycott of Great Marlow, innholder, to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Allen; surety John Lawes of the same, victualler.  (Sess. R. 106-/134.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

William Bolton of Beconsfield, labourer, to answer for stealing oats from William Sills; sureties James Bolton senior and James Bolton junior, both of the sane, labourers. (Sess. R. 106/131.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

Stephen Dell of Beconsfield, labourer, to answer for stealing three hens from Umfrevile Fayrer; surety William Sills of the same, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 106/129.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

Richard Allen of Beconsfield, yeoman, to answer for stealing hay from Edmund Waller, esquire.  (Sess. R. 106/126. Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

Carrell Ramsden of Beconsfield, innholder, to prosecute John Easden; surety John Wilson of the sane, innholder. (Sess.  R. 106-/125.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

William Fellows of Beconsfield, labourer, to prosecute Stephen Dell and James Bolton junior.  (Sess. R. 106/127. Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

William Sills, to prosecute Thomas Rayner and William Bolton.  (Sess. R. 106/128.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

James Bolton junior to appear; sureties James Bolton senior, and Richard Hare.  (Sess. R. 106/130.  Sess. Min. I, p. 59)

The Court adjourned to Cippenham Court, the house of John Lidgold esquire, on 29th April, 1729 [2 George II]

p. 453.  Sacrament certificates.

Produced by John Lidgold of Sipingham esquire, sheriff of the County of Bucks; certified by M. Tate, minister, and John Mason, churchwarden, of Burnham and witnessed by John Banister and William Smith, both of Sippingham, yeomen. (Sess. R. 106/93)

Avery Tyrrell of New Windsor, gentleman, undersheriff of the County of Buckingham; certified by Thomas Dawson, minister, and John Snowden junior, churchwarden, and witnessed by John Charsley, gentleman, and John Johnson, yeoman, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 106/92)

John Lidgold and Avery Tyrrell also took the statutory oaths.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 67)

p. 454.  [blank]

Recognizances entered into.

Jane Webb of Langley to answer to Ann Wise of Eton, widow, for stealing from her three old handkerchiefs, the property of her boarders, Lord Bute and the Hon. Mr. Bathurst; surety Thomas Webb of the same, cordwainer. (Sess. R. 106/8)

Thomas Stevens of Eton to give evidence against Jane Webb; surety Ann Wise.  (Sess. R. 106/12)

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William Curle of Wingrave, labourer to answer for bastardy with Elizabeth Liddy; sureties Henry Mead of the same and Thomas Curle of Stuckley, labourers.  (Sess. R. 106/135.  Sess. Min. I, p. 64)

Henry Stone, collarmaker, and Joseph Hickman, barber, both of Aylesbury, to prosecute Elizabeth Harrwood of the same, widow:, sureties Rowland Brasbridge, yeoman, and John Horrwood junior, butcher, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 106/20)

William Darvall of Chepping Wycombe, victualler, to keep good order in his alehouse; sureties Thomas Heather of Hitchenden alias Hugenden, gentleman, and William Barney of Chepping Wycombe.  (Sess. R. 106/133)

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury No one in custody.  (Sess. R. 106/90)

Buckingham Judith Maow; in custody.

Robert Taylor for stealing wood from the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Cobham.

John Marrot of Maidsmorton for leaving his family; in custody.  (Sess. R. 106/97)

Chepping Wycombe John Essdon; in custody.

Huge Keen; discharged.

Christopher Jeames and John Curr; in custody.  (Sess. R. 106/109, 118)

Calendar of prisoner to appear.

Francis Dalbee for bastardy with Elisabeth Calendine. (Sess. R. 106/96)

Vagrants.

Thomas Grover, late petty constable of Taplow, conveyed the following vagrants from Taplow to Stanwell, co. Middlesex, in the year 1727: William Hobbs, John Becham, Eizabeth Ellsill, Johana Thorn, and Sarah Green with one child.  He had not been paid for this service, “by Reason the Late Chief-Constable Mr. Edward Goldwin Died with the small pox in A short Time after he was sworn”.  (Sess. R. 106/89)

Agreement.

The overseers of Oveing and those of Northmarston agreed that should Abigal Collins and her children be in need of parish support, then the two parishes above- named would disburse the payment in equal proportions. (Sess. R. 106/124)

County gaol.

The Clerk of the Peace was to deliver all papers relating to the gaol, sealed up, to the justices for their inspection.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 64)

Examinations.

Ann Symonds said that she was married in 1713 to Robert Symmonds, her present husband, who, having absented himself from his family, was wandering as a chair mender. (Sess. R. 106/98)

William Eling of St. John’s, Newfoundland, said that he had come to England about ten years ago.  His parents had lived in Stepney, where his father was buried.  He

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himself “followed the seafaring trade untill within these four years last past and since he travelled about the country and sold ballads and other od things and sang in company and that he was yesterday begging and was releived at a farme house called bottom house in amersham parish now in the possession of Thomas Hill”, (Sess. R. 106/117)

Jeremiah Stubble and John Lawrance had both deserted from Major Moses Morean’s Company in Lord Mark Kerr’s Regiment of Foot on 5th April, 1729.  (Sess. R. 109/53)

Appointment of Bailiffs.

Of the Hundreds

Ashendon William Batt

Aylesbury William Dawney

Buckingham William Parker

Cottesloe Thomas Turnham

Newport Pagnell Thomas Cusins

Burnham Francis Gillman

Desborough John Booth

Stoke Charles Saltmarsh

Of the Liberties

Ivinghoe William Dawney

Wing Thomas Turnham

(Sess. R. 107/4 and 109/68)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 107/1)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 107/2)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 107/3)

 

 

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17th July, 1729 [3 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 455.  Matthew Brincklow of Newton Longvill, Thomas Church- man and William Fisher, both of Olney, John Ginger of Aylesbury, John Horn of Newton Longvill, John Hunt of Dinton, Richard Jarvis of Haddenham, Robert Kipping of Wendover, gentleman, Henry Lark and Aaron Medwin, both of Little Marlow, William Plastow of Wendover, gentleman, Henry Putnam of Aston Clynton, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, John Rose of Haddenham and Matthew Webb of Aylesbury.

The following were not sworn; Stephen Bluck of

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Newport Pagnell, Thomas Britton of Olney, Richard Bryant [excused] of Wendover, John Coles of Olney, Thomas Cripps of Newport Pagnell, John Critchton of the same, Robert Gray- senior of Great Marlow, Jonathan Hammond gentleman, of Great Marlow, Edward Hawkins of Aylesbury, Francis Johnson of Newport Pagnell, Alexander Jones of Great Marlow, Thomas Mabley of Dinton, Samuel Manning, gentleman, of Great Marlow, George Marriot of Olney, Thomas Medwin of Little Marlow, Joseph Parnham of Wendover, William Plomer [dead] of Dinton, William Rogers of Olney, Ralph Rose [sick] of Little Marlow, Thomas Smith of Aylesbury, William Weedon senior of Great Marlow and William Wells junior, of aston Clynton.  (Sess. R. 107/5)

Jurors for the cases against Thomas Evans and Elizabeth Harwood.

John Baker junior, John Baker senior, William Darvill, James Hedges, Richard Holloway, Thomas Kemster, Humphry Nurton, William Sheldon, Joseph Symonds, Richard Turrey, Edward Varney, Samuel Veary.  (Sess. R. 106/26)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Christopher Towers of Iver esquire, certified by T. B. Saunders, curate, and George Tash and Richard Steanbra, churchwardens, and witnessed by William Kayner and John Depit, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 107/51)

Richard Lowndes of Winslowe esquire; certified by J. Edmonds, minister, and Andrew Budd, churchwarden, and witnessed by John Markham, gentleman, and Joseph Ray, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 107/112)

Both of the above also took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by Robert Webb, Moses George, Richard Sheppard, Thomas Cupper, John Purratt, Matthew Jenkinson, John Spencer, Richard Egleton, George Franklin, John Deane, James Batting, William Bennett, William Dawney, John Dodgson, John Putnam, Robert Wood and John Burcombe.

p. 456.  Indictments.

The inhabitants of Walton [Aylesbury], Stokemandevile and Weston Turvile, for not repairing the highway.  (Sess. R. 106/18, 21, 22)

Thomas Evans of Colnbrooke for petty parceny, Elizabeth Harwood of Aylesbury for petty larceny.  John Horwood said that he saw Elizabeth Harrwood stealing wood belonging to Henry Stone.  She confessed to the same.  (Sess. R. 107/9, 33 and 34)

James Jones of Hugendon for refusing the assistance of his team for repairing the highway.  (Sess. R. 107/30)

William Knife of Taplow “for uttering scandalous words against Nathaniel Ridgley esquire, and his family”.  (Sess. R. 107/29)

Thomas Fulbrook of Brill, labourer, for stealing a goose and a gander from Thomas Moores.  (Sess. R. 107/14)

John Sarjeant of Chittwood, labourer, for assault on Richard Whaddup.  (Sess. R. 107/19)

Presentments of the Constable.

John Dodsworth, Margaret his wife, and Ambrose Smith, for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 107/63)

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The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 106/62)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Gottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 107/52-62, 64-66)

Petty constables sworn.

Woolverton John Durrant vice John Bryant

Wavendon Thomas Maple vice Robert Allen

Burnham town Joseph Horne vice John Golding

East Burnham John Edgeson vice [blank]

Burnham town Peter Styles [tithingman] vice [blank]

 Richard Croaten vice [blank]

Northall Thomas Jeffry vice [blank]

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter’s salary.

p. 457.  William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Miller and John Edmonds, the County bakers, were paid £2. 16s. 0d., £3. 14s. 9d., £2. 16s. l0d. and £2. 14s. 8d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 73,79)

Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Noah Pitcher, surgeon, to the poor prisoners, were paid £12. 18s. 7d. and £S. 14s. 0d. respectively for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 79)

p. 458.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.  He was also paid £7. 6s. 0d. the expense he had incurred in conveying prisoners to the assizes at Buckingham, providing fire and candles for sick prisoners and burying such as had died in his custody. (Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

Benjamin Hawes was paid £1. 7s. 2d. the expense he had incurred in conveying two prisoners from the house of correction at Chopping Wyccombe to the gaol at Aylesbury.

p. 459.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid £2. 12s. 6d., his quarter’s salary for attending the prisoners in the County gaol.

Bridgett, the wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. 10s. 0d. for maintaining and 10s. 0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child for one quarter.

Elizabeth, the wife of Richard Taylor, was paid the like sums for John Anderson a County child.

John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid £34. 16s. 2d. for passing vagrants through the county.

Abraham Bevin of Stoney Stratford west side, was paid his quarter’s salary for the like service.

p. 460.  For the like service the petty constables of Astwood were paid 8s. 6d., Aylesbury £1. 19s. 0d., Brafield 5s. 0d., Coin brooke £2. 7s. 6d., Denham £1. 9s. 0d., Edlesborough £1. 7s. 0d., Eaton 14s. 0d., Farnham Royall 6s. 0d., Lavendon 5s. 0d., Little Missendon £1. 3s. 0d.,

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p. 46l.  Stoke Goldington £4. 13s. 6d., Sympson 7s. 7d., Turweston 14s. 0d., Tingewick 7s. 0d., Taplow £1. 6s. 0d., wavendon 13s. 6d. and Wyecombe 6s. 6d.

The petty constables of Great Brickhill were paid 12s.0d. and those of Bletchley the same, for carrying forces’ baggage.

p. 462.  For the like service those of Bradwell and Haversham were paid 16s. 0d. each, Chichley £1. 4s. 6d., Moulsoe £1. 8s. 0d., Newport Pagnell £1. 15s. 0d., and Sherrington 14s. 0d.

p. 463.  The removal order of Mary Griffin the elder, and Elizabeth, Mary, Martha and James Griffin, from Aylesbury to Hertford, co. Berks was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 107/49. Sess. Min. I, p. 77)

The removal order of Elizabeth Seers, was confirmed. [see p. 440] (Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

The removal order of Mary, “wife of James Mulfield, a Scotchman” was confirmed [see p. 447].  She was “delivered to Mr. Hollman a Barber and perywiggmaker in the High Streett in St. Mary The virgin parish oxon by John Whitborne Sen”.  (Sess. R. 107/43.  Sess. Min. I, p. 72)

p. 464.  The removal order of William Dewick, Sarah his wife, and John, James and William, their children, from Haversham to Grafton, co. Northampton, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 107/44.  Sess. Min. I, p. 71)

The removal order of Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Gibbs, from Gayhurst to Lavendon was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 107/37. Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

The removal order of Thomas Callendine and Elizabeth his wife, was confirmed [see p. 448].  (Sess. Min. I, p. 71)

p. 465.  The removal order of Dorrell Beckett and his wife from Great Norwood to Thornton was Quashed.  (Sess. R. 107/50. Sess. Min. I, p. 77)

The removal order of Joseph Haynes, labourer, from Little Kimble to Wendover, was quashed.  (Sess. P. 107/48. Sess. Min. I, p. 78)

p. 466.  The removal order of William Tomlins from Aylesbury to Yardley, co. Northampton, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 107/38. Sess. Min. I, p. 72)

The removal order of Margaret Cubbridge [Cubbidge], Widow, from Brill to Oakley, was quashed.  (Sess. R. l07/36. Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

p. 466-467.  The removal order of John Berringer, aged fifteen years, from Iver to the precinct of Norwood in the parish of Heese [Hayes], co. Middlesex, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 107/41.  Sess. Min. I, p. 71)

p. 466. The chief constables were to return lists, at the next sessions, of all those qualified to serve on juries.

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine the bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants, and report on them at the next sessions.

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The surveyors of highways of Aylesbury, authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for the repair of highways.

p. 469.  Those of Walton were to do the came.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 77)

The complaint of the inhabitants of Beirton, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 76)

William Knife was ordered to be whipped at the public whipping post at Chepping Wyccombe [see p. 456].

The surveyors of highways of Stokemandevile were to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants, for repairing the highways.

p. 470.  A similar order for those of Weston Turvile. (Sess.  Min. I, p. 72)

The issues set on jurors for not appearing to serve on the Grand Jury wore spared “in regard of a full appearance”.

The trustees of the Duke of Wharton were paid £6. 6s. 9d., to recompense them for damage done to a piece of ground lying between Mother Red Caps and Whitehill, part of the turnpike road running from Beoconsfeild to Stokenchurch, co. Oxon.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

p. 471.  It was ordered that an Officer might take a person arrested by him, to a tavern to lodge before proceeding to the gaol, but the prisoner must not be charged for lodging, and the Officer might not claim more than 10s. 0d. for his expenses.

Fees to be taken by the County gaoler.

From debtors on their discharge

For the first warrant on mesne process, 6s. 8d.

For each succeeding warrant, 5s. 0d.

For the Sherriff in the warrant, 1s. 8d., and for the Officer, 4d.

To the turnkey, 2s. 6d.

To the Sheriff for his liberate, 2s. 6d.

From felons at Assizes, 15s. 0d.

At Quarter Sessions or otherwise, 13s. 4d.

To the turnkey, 2s. 6d.

Chamber Rent

If the debtor is furnished with bedding, 1s. 6d. per week.

If he finds his own bed [unless he lie in the debtors’ common room] 6d. per week.

Other fees belonging to the turnkey

For every declaration or other pleading paid by the complainant or his agent on delivery, ls. 0d. For searching the files for any warrant, 6d. For copies thereof, 4d.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 79)

p. 472.  Discharge of Insolvent Debtors, pursuant to an Act of 2 George II, cap. xx.

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Debtors discharged

Charged with Debt- at the Suits of;

Edward Brind Brinn]

Stancliffe Jackson, Charles Cotton, John Seawell, Robert Maell and Samuell Seawell

John Blackwell

Elizabeth Gandery

John Carter

William Poole and Joseph Marden

Thomas Harrup

William Faldo

p. 473.

 

Edward Lacey

John Shepherd esquire

Thomas Philpott

John Fuller esquire

William Russell

Susanna Smith and Thomas Cook

William Russell,

Benjamin Burroughs, William Poole,

junior

Thomas Cook, Timothy Kensey and Susanna Smith.

John Warters

Elizabeth Care, Thomas Ellis and

 

Anthony Warters.  (Sess. r. 107/108. Sess. Min. I, pp. 75—76)

Indictments respited sine die.

Aaron Wheatley of Towersey, John Andrews of Farnham Royall, wheelwright.  (Sess. R. 107/11.  Sess. Min. l, pp. 70,77) William Griffin of Stewkley and Richard Diney, Thomas Pepiate, Henry Turpin and John Higby, all of Edlesborough, for using the faculty of a Higler without licence; to take licences.

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Thomas Evans and Elizabeth Harwood [see p. 456] were found Guilty and whipped publicly at Aylesbury.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 78)

William Knife [see p. 456] was found Guilty and whipped publicly at Burnham.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 76)

p. 474.  Recognizances entered into and respited.

Edward Bagley of Newport pagnel.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 77)

Laurence Richard of Whitchurch.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 76)

The issues sot on the inhabitants of Kingswood for not repairing the highways, were respited until the next sessions.

Recognizances discharged.  (See also Sess. Min. I, pp. 69, 70, 76)

Thomas Webb of Langley, constable, to appear, for permitting William Goldsborough, while in his custody, to assault Robert Smith.  (Sess. R. 107/26)

Robert Smith, to prosecute Thomas Webb. (Sess. R. 107/25. Sess. Min. I, p. 71)

Thomas Evans of Colnbrook, labourer, to answer to William Sadgrove of Colnbrook, innkeeper, for a theft of wood; surety William Robinson of Windsor, co. Berks. (Sess. R. 107/24)

John Lund and Elisha Lovejoy, both of Eton, tithingmen, and William Maund of the same, constable, to appear.  (Sess. R. 107/7, 10, 12)

Charles West of Iver, esquire, to answer to Roger Tring for not paying him his wages.  (Sess. R. 107/13)

Joseph Huet of Stoke Poges.

Jane Webb, Thomas Webb, John Andrews, Ann Wise, Thomas Stevens, Henry stone senior, Joseph Hickman, Rowland Brasbridge and John Horwood junior.

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pp. 475-478.  [blank].

Petition.

George Blake, a prisoner in the County gaol, was granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 107/40)

Bridewell calendars.

Aylesbury Samuel Darvell of Lee; in custody.  (Sess. R. 107/32)

Buckingham Judith Maow; in custody.

Robert Baldwin “for not being willing to take an Honest and Industrious Care to Maintain himself and Family”; discharged.

(Sess. R. 107/47)

Chepping John Howard; transferred to the County gaol.

Wycombe Elizabeth Hurles; transferred to the County gaol.

Thomas Sexton; discharged.

John George; in custody.

William Knive [Knife]; in custody.

(Sess. R. 107/46)

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

Francis Dalbee [Dalby] and Elizabeth Harwood.  (Sess. R. 107/42).  Sess. Min. I, p. 76)

Examinations.

Jane Webb confessed to having taken two of the handkerchiefs she had stolen, to William East of Eton, who lodged in Benjamin Tally’s house [see p. 474].  (Sess. R. 107/35)

Mary, wife of George Rose of Little Marlow, bargeman, said that she had been married to her said husband six years previously, at the Fleet in London.  He was legally settled at Little Marlow.  (Sess. R. 107/45)

Insolvent Debtors.

A copy of the London Gazette, no.  6783, 31st May to 3rd June, 1729, containing lists of insolvent debtors who intended to take advantage of the Act of 2 George II, cap. xx, at Midsummer Quarter Sessions.  (Sess. R. 107/96.  Sess. Min. I, p. 73)

The petitions of John Warters, Edward Lacey, Edward Brinn [Brind], Benjamin Smith, Samuell Maletrat, John Horwood, John Dawson, Thomas Hatton, John Medley, William Russell, William Russell junior, Thomas Philpot, John Blackwell, John Carter, Thomas Harrup and Samuel Fielder, debtors, to be brought before the Court in order to be discharged from the gaol.  (Sess. R. 107/75, 101, 107)

Notice to the creditors of Edward Brinn [Brind] of Buckingham, mercer, of his discharge from the gaol. (Sess. R. 107/102)

Book debts were due to Edward Brinn [Brind] from the following Mr. Horton, attorney, deed., Thomas Little baker, Isaac Jones, Widow Bell, glasswoman, The dancing master, Samuel Stroudwick, Elizabeth Webster, widow, Daniel Bromwell, currier, Susanna Owen, Thomas Jones, indigo blue maker, Catherine Tomlins, Frances Taylor,

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Bernard Gilpin, John Good, John Gibson, Elizabeth Naylor, widow, Oliver Webster, Robert Morris, Edward Smith, servant to Mr. Turpin, Widow Hawks, Widow Cassell, Ann Baldwin, Alice Hedges and Mr. Rickman, all or Buckingham Thomas North, Elizabeth Lee and William George, all of Gawcot, William Cannon of Stewkley, Roger Marsey of Padbury, Ann Denny of Hillesdon, John Taylor of Lee, Thomas Baldwin and Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Bates, both of Maids Moreton, Thomas Smith of Water Stratford, John Tuckwell and William Brown, both of Tingwick, Samuell Smith of Lamport, Gabriel Cook, late servant to Benjamin Willis at the White Lion and Woolpack in St. Lawrence Lane, London, and Edward Nott of Ayno, co. Northampton.

The accounts between the following and Edward Brind [Brinn] were still unbalanced: Henry Webster and Mr. Ford, both of Buckingham, the-Rev. Mr. Bates of Moreton, and Mr. Styles junior, and Mr. Newman, both of Brackley, co. Northampton.  (Sess.  R.  107/99, 100)

Notice to the creditors of John Blackwell of Waddisdoe, carrier, of his discharge from the gaol.  (Sess.  R.  107 /104)

The creditors of John Blackwell: Elizabeth Gandery of Chalfont, Henry Stone, Mr. Read at the Queen’s Head and John Holloway, all of Aylesbury, Mr. Draper at the White Horse, Wendover, Henry Whitehead of Stone, wheeler, Joseph Veary of Upton, blacksmith, Mr. Burt of Essington, Richard Young and William Adams, both of Upper Winchenden: Thomas Adams, Edmund Dorrell, Mr. Beck, Thomas Harrison, ELizabeth Harrison, widow, Widow Mathews at the Bell and Richard Egleton at the Seven Stars and Crown, all of Waddesdon: and Benjamin Bates, Nicholas Houlton and Richard King, all-of Grendon.  (SeSS.  R.  107/103)

Wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family, and necessary tools for his occupation, comprised the whole of John Blackwell’s estate.  (Sess.  R.  107/105, 106)

Book debts were due to John Carter of Chipping Wycomb grocer, from the following: Robert Temple senior, Robert Temple junior, Thomas Bristow, Sarah Bristow, Richard Reeves and Rebecca Wilson, all of Speen: John Field of North Dean, John Riddle of Hampden Row,- John Holloway and Mary Wingrove, both of Bradenham, Widow Burton, Widow Deal, William Lovell, John Fulmer senior, John Fulmer junior, William Goodchild, Benjamin Stobell, Mary sister of William Griffin, Joseph Fryer, Mathew Fryer, Thomas Harbert and Martin Milo, all of Wycombe; Widow Lane and Thomas Howlet, both of Hugendon, Thomas Bryant of Denerhill bottom, Henry’ Brandon of Great Missenden, and Robert Burket senior, Zachariah Dormer, [blank] Johnson gardener, and Jane Page, all of Wickham.

The estate of John Carter: Six cottages in Chipping Wycombe, mortgaged to Mary Shrimpton and John Clark, both Of the same, for £140.  (Sess.  R.  107/67, 68)

Notice to the creditors of Thomas Harrup of Great Horwood, blacksmith, of his discharge from the gaol.  (Sess.  R. 107/88)

The creditors of Thomas Harrups Cleamence Alebery, George Bucher, Charles King, Thomas-Franklen, William Varney, Eliseabeth Midleton, Samuell Aimis, Ivart Hewat,

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Thomas Short, William Foldo, Peter Stuchbery, Doctor Hobbs Doctor Turner, Mr. Alldrig, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Goldworth, Edward Rusell and William Bucher.  (Sess. R. 107/87)

Wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family, and necessary tools for his occupation, comprised the whole of Thomas Harrup’s estate.  (Sess. R. 107/89, 98)

Notice to the creditors of Edward Lacey of Stewkley, grazier, of his discharge from the gaol.  (Sess. R. 107/84)

A debt of £27, for money lent and goods delivered, was due to Edward Lacey from the Rev. Mr. Thomas Mason, rector of Lurgershall, “concerning which there is now a suit at Law depending”.

Wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family, and necessary tools for his occupation, comprised the whole of Edward Lacey’s estate.  (Sess. R. 107/85, 86)

Notice to the creditors of Thomas Philpot of Bradwell Abbey, yeoman, of his discharge from the gaol.  (Sess. R. 107/81)

Wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family, and necessary tools for his occupation, comprised the whole of Thomas Philpot’s estate.  (Sess. R. 107/82, 83)

Notice to the creditors of William Russell of Hugendon, yeoman, of his discharge from the gaol.  (Sess. R. 107/76)

The estate of William Russell: interest in an estate in Hugendon, “as limited in a Deed of Settlement now in the hands of Susanna Smith of Great Marlow, widow, bearing date the first of January 1705”.  (Sess. R. 107/71, 80)

Notice to the creditors of William Russell junior, of Chipping Wycombe, grocer, of his discharge from the gaol. (Sess. R. 107/78)

The creditors of William Russell junior: Mr. Pool, grocer, Mr. Cook, distiller, and Mr. Marshall, oilman, all of Friday Street, Mr. Fletcher of the Sun and Ball, Cheapside, haberdasher of small wares, Mr. Burrows of the Golden Lion, Thames Street, tobacconist, Mr. King, “who married Mrs. Shepherd”, of the upper end of Long Lane, near Smithfield, distiller, Mr. Hopley of Ivy Lane near Newgate Street, cheesemonger, Mr. Hide of the lower end of Bread Street, brushmaker, Mr. John Hartley of Spittle fields, weaver, Mrs. Smith of Great Marlow, Mr. Kinsey, Mr. John Welsh, Mr. Thomas Shrimpton and Widow Harding, all of Wycomb, Samuel Trip junior, of Beconsfield and Jonathan Widmer of Wycomb heath.  (Sess. R. 107/77)

The estate of William Russell junior: The remainder in tail general after the decease of William and Anstace, his father and mother, of a moiety of an estate in Hugendon [see above, the estate of William Russell]; his household goods, in the hands of Stephen Dunn of Chipping Wycomb; £100, the marriage portion of Mary his wife, daughter of the said Stephen; and a debt of £14. 10s. 0d. duo from Samuel Trip senior,-of Chipning Wycomb, gentleman. (Sess. R. 107/69, 79)

Notice to the creditors of John Warters of Stony Stratford, gentleman, of his discharge from the gaol. (Sess. R. 107/74)

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Debts duo to John Warters: £100 from Elizabeth his wife as administratrix of John-Abraell her former husband; £48 from Henry Plowman of Northampton esquire; and “there are come desperate Debts which at present do not occur to the mind of the said John Warters”.  (Sess. R. 107/72, 73)

The creditors of Samuell Fielder: Mr. John Wharrie of Gilt Spurr Street near West Smithfield, hairman, Joseph Gates of the Half Moon, Wycomb, victualler, and Zachariah Hayden, apothecary, and Mr. Shabbard, surgeon both of Wycomb.  (Sess. R. 107/77)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 108/37)

Writ of venire capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 108/38)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 108/39)

 

 

MICHAELMAS SESSION

AT

BUCKINGHAM

9th October, 1729 [3 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county

p. 479.  Thomas Abbott of Steeple Cleydon, Richard Adams senior, of Thornborough, William Clarke of steeple Cleydon, William Cooper, John Corbett and Joseph Corbett, all of Adstock, Thomas Dudley of Preston Bissett, William Etheridge of Simpson, Avison King of Rattclife-cum-Chalkmore, Nicholas Lucas of Simpson, Henry Markham senior, of Tingewick, Richard Matthews of Newton Longvill, Edward Pollard of Thornborough, Thomas Salmon of Rattclife-cum- Chalkmore, Robert Taylor of Thornborough and Nicholas Wilson [Coales Wlllison] of Newton Longvill.

The following were not sworn; Charles Almond of Thornton [sick], William Baker senior [“none such”] of Marsh Gibbon, Thomas Barton of Newport Pagnell, William Billington of Bletchley, Henry Bird of Hanslop, John Chibnall of Sherrington, William Chubnall of Newport Pagnell, Richard Gates of the same, Thomas Gear of Adstock, Rev. Mathew Haws of Simpson, Edward Hooton of Sherrington, Thomas King of Caversfield, John Norman of Newport Pagnell, Richard Parrott junior of the same, John perkins junior, of Tingewick, William Rawlings junior of Harsh Gibbon, John Smith of Newport Pagnell, William Underwood of Bletchley and John Wilkinson of Hanslop.  (Sess. R. 108/40)

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Michaelmas Session, 9th October, 1729 [3 George II]

Jurors for the cases against William Beale and Lawrence Ricketts.

William Alder, Thomas Ayris, William Blunt, William Clarke, Thomas Evans, Henry George, John Gurney, Thomas Law, William Little.  Robert North, Thomas Town, Thomas Ware. (Sess. R. 108/41)

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Charles Pillsworth of Oving esquire; certified by Ed. Edmonds, minister, and Robart Thorp- and William Watkins, churchwardens, of Hardwick, and witnessed by William Dawney of Ailsbury, innholder, and Robert Bates, servant to Charles Pilsworth.  (Sess. R. 108/45}

William Hartley junior; no certificate produced.

Both the above took the statutory oaths.

The oath of allegiance was taken by William Franke.

p. 480.  Indictments.

John Chinson of Great Missendon, labourer, for selling ale without a licence.  (Sess. R. 109/1)

William Beale of Cuddington for stealing a goose from Thomas Greenwood and two hens from Richard Brangwin.  (Sess. R. 107/15, 20)

Thomas Tibbitt alias Tibbett and William Harding, both of Wooburn, for distraining a horse from the possession of Thomas Savage.  (Sess. R. 106/5)

Susanna, wife of Theodore Wakeman, Elizabeth Osborne and Mary Abraham, spinsters, and Mary, wife of Thomas Partridge, all of Olney, for a riot, carrying away two bushels of wheat, the goods of Thomas Hull, and assaulting Thomas Old.  (Sess. R. 108/21, 22)

Charles Holt of Loughton, gentleman, for not repairing the common pound.  (Sess. R. 108/23)

William Terrey of Eaton, labourer [fisherman], for assault on Elisha Lovejoy.  (Sess. R. 107/8)

John Holt of Buckingham and John Clark of Dropshort in the parish of Ratclyffe-cum-Chackmore, for higgling without a licence.  (Sess. R. 108/17)

John Adrey, for stealing a chain from Thomas Moody. (Sess. R. 109/25)

The inhabitants of Penn, for not repairing Ralph Dennis’s Gate, part of the highway running from Amersham to Chepping Wyccombe.  (Sess. R. 108/20)

Presentments of the constable.

Samuell Baudrick and Thomas Inwards, both of Hulcut, and John Rodwell of Beirton, for fishing in the Manor of John Neale of Hulcut esquire, on Monday, 12th May, 1729.

John Ball of Wendover-cum-Forrings, labourer, for abusing the constable in the execution of his office.

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough and Newport, had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 108/24-27, 29-35)

George Stehn esquire, justice, presented the highway near Ralph Dennis’s gate in Perm, being part of the highway from Amersham to Chepping Wyccombe, as being out of repair.  (Sess. R. 108/36)

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Michaelmas Session, 9th October, 1729 [3 George II]

Petty constables sworn.

Chalfont St. Peters Robert Cooke vices William Coatnee [parish] [town] John Lane vice [blank].

(Sess. R. 108/43)

Chalfont St. Gyles’s William Cooke and James Garrett vice [blank] and Thomas Hill John Partlet and William Lascey were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 108/42)

Woughton John Fowler vice John Baskerley

Edgecott John Burges vice James Franklyn. (Sess. R. 108/44)

Aylesbury John Simons and Ambrose Reed vice William Sheldon and Charles Clarke

Weston Turvill [blank] Whitmill and John Turner vice [blank] and [blank]

Orders.

p. 481.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were paid their quarter's salary.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

Thomas Williams, apothecary to the poor prisoners, was paid £3. 15s. 4d. for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £2. 4s. 7d. the expense he had incurred in repairing the gaol and providing fire and candles for sick prisoners.  He was also paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

p. 482.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid£2. 12s. 6d., his quarter’s salary for attending the prisoners in the County gaol.

Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. 10s. 0d. for maintaining, and 10s. 0d. for clothing, James Absolam a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Taylor, was paid the like sums for John Anderson a County child.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

Mr. Avery Tyrrell, undersheriff, was paid £25 for his services to the Court and a further £2. 2s. 0d. which he had paid to Joseph Mayson, Clerk and Receiver to the Lord chief Justice Raymond, for exhibition money to the Kings Bench and the Marshalsea, and his acquittance payable yearly from the Court.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

p. 483 John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was Paid his quarter’s salary of £20 for passing vagrants through the county.  He was also paid £23 for the like service.

Mary [blank], executrix of Abraham Bevin, late of Stony Stratford West Side, deceased, was paid his quarter’s salary of £5 for the like service.

For the like service the petty constables of Cippenham were paid 7s. 6d., chesham £1. 5s. 6d., Colnbrooke £1. l3s. 6d., p. 184. Long Crendon £1. 8s. 0d., Denham £3. 13s. 0d., Datchett 6s. 0d., Lavendon 5s. 6d., Stoke Goldington £2. 14s. 0d., Taplow 19s. 0d., West Wyccombe 10s. 6d.,

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Eaton 8s. 0d. and Edlesborough 3s. 0d. (Sess. R. 108/79)

Benjamin Hawes, governor of the house of correction at Chopping Wyccombe, was paid 5s. for conveying Catherine Coe alias Lloyd, to Buckingham at this sessions.

p. 485.  The removal order of William Goodchild and Elizabeth his wife from Chepping Wyccombe to Sunning, co, Berks was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 108/54)

The removal order of Jane Carter, widow of Joseph Carter, and Joseph aged 8 years and Jane aged 4 years, their son and daughter, from Chopping Wyccombe to Bidford, co. Warwick, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 108/58)

The removal order of William Clisby, Ann his wife, and Elizabeth aged 4 years, John aged 2 years and Jane aged 9 months, their children, from Becconsfeild to Chalfont St. Peters, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 108/51. and 73.  Sess. Min. I, p. 85)

William Clisby had been a hired servant to Mr. Wilkins of Chalfont St. Peter for one year all but a Week, and some odd days.  Wilkins turned him away without giving a reason for so doing, and gave him a year’s wages less 2s. 6d. Clisby “insisted on his whole years wages” since Wilkins refused to allow him “to serve out his year”

p. 486.  The removal order of William Ivatts, Mary his wife and Hannah aged 8 years, William aged 5 years and Phillis aged 6 months, their children, from Fleetmarston to Bridgett alias St. Clements, co. Oxon, was confirmed.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 84)

The removal order of Catherine Coe and William Coe her son, from Horton to Edmonton, co. Middlesex, was quashed insofar as it related to Catherine, and confirmed insofar as it related to William.  (Sess. R. 108/50.  Sess. Min. I, p., 82)

p.  487.  The removal order of William Dewick, Sarah his wife, and John, James and William, their children, from Haversham to Grafton, co. Northampton, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 108/55, 60.  Sess. Min. I, p. 85)

The removal order of George Jennings, Elizabeth his wife, and Eleanor, Jeremiah and George, their children, from Wendover to Denham, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 108/57)

The removal order of Joseph Higgins, Ann his wife, and Joseph aged 15 months, their son, from Buckingham to Soulbury, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 108/53)

p. 488.  The removal order of Martha Ley from Ivinghoe to Hemel Hempstead, co. Hertford, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 108/52)

The removal order of George Peak senior, Mary his wife, and their children, from Padbury to Gawcott, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 108/56.  Sess. Min. I, p. 86)

p. 489.  A warrant for the arrest of Thomas Tibbitt [Tibbett] and Thomas Savage was issued [see Examinations].

The complaint of the inhabitants of Medmenham, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 82)

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Catherine Coe alias Lloyd, who had boon removed from Horton to Edmonton with William her son, but who had returned of her own accord no Horton, was committed to the house of correction at Buckingham.  (Sess. R. 108/59. Sess.  Min. I, p. 88) [see p. 486]

pp. 490-91.  A petition was addressed to the Right Hon. Peter Lord King, Baron of Oakham, Lord High Chancellor, for Letters Patent to raise funds for repairing damage by fire at Stoney Stratford.

On Tuesday, 10th June, 1729, at 3 a.m. a fire had broken out in the stables of the Horse-shoe Inn, Situated on the West Chester Road, at Stoney Stratford, which destroyed much of the stables, some horses, harness and merchandise, part of the Inn and goods of Matthias Eyre, the occupant, and the outbuildings, with their contents, of Solomon Barley, whose yard adjoined the inn.  John Hollis and John West, carpenters, and Joshua Richardson, mason, estimated that the loss sustained amounted to £608. 13s. 5d. exclusive of the cost of rebuilding the inn.  (Sess. R. 108/75-77.  Sess. Min. I, p. 89)

p. 491.  The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed, in to" the Court for passing vagrants through the county, and report on them at the next sessions.

The issues set on jurors for not appearing to serve on the Grand Jury were spared Win regard of a full attendance".

p. 492.  The surveyors of highways of Denham were paid £3 for repairing High Bridge, a common bridge in that parish.

Benjamin Hawes was paid 3s. 0d. the sum spent by him on medicines for William Sarney and John Sarney when they were in his custody.  (Sess. R. 103/78.  Sess. Min. I, p. 87)

The complaint of William Ridgeway of Adstock, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 88)

p. 493.  The indictment against the inhabitants of Kingswood was discharged.  (Sess. R. 108/46, Sess.  Min. I, p. 87)

The issues set on the inhabitants of Aylesbury for not repairing the highways were respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 87)

Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

William Beale [see p. 480] was found Guilty and whipped. (Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

Susannah, wife of Theodore Wakeman, Elizabeth Osborne Mary Abraham and Mary, wife of Thomas Partridge [see p. 480] pleaded Guilty and were each fined 2d.

Fines.

The fines of those convicted above.

Recognizances entered into and respited.

Laurence Richard of of Whitchurch.  (Sess. Min. I , p. 81, 88)

Thomas Aldridge of Aylesbury.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 88)

Edward Bagley of Newport Pagnel.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 81)

Thomas East of Little Marlow, labourer, to answer for bastardy with Mary Tomalins [Tomlins]:, surety

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Michaelmas Session, 9th October, 1729 [3 George II]

William West of the same, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 108/16.  Sess. Min. I pp. 81, 82)

William Neighbour or Weston Turvile to keep the peace towards Mary his wife; sureties Francis Woodcock of Aylesbury, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 108/10.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

John Serjeant of Chetwood, yeoman, to keep the peace towards Richard Whaddup, and to appear; sureties Gillian Ley of Steeple Cleydon and Richard Denzill of Leckhamsted [Richard Linnett of Falcutt, co. Northampton, and Benjamin Hussey of Goddington, co. Oxon, yeomen].  (Sess. R. 108/1. Sess. Min. I, pp. 81, 90)

p. 494.  Recognizances discharged.

Richard Linnett, William Hussey, Thomas East, William West, Francis Woodcock, John Wild.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 82)

Thomas Moody of Eton, basketmaker, to prosecute John Adrey of New Windsor, co. Berks, for taking an iron chain from his boat.  (Sess. R. 108/15.  Sess. Min. I, p. 81)

William Terry of Eton, fisherman, to answer to Elisha Lovejoy of the same, tithingman.  (Sess. R. 107/110.  Sess. Min. I .p. 81)

Thomas Nash of Eton, cordwainer, to answer to Mary Sunderland of the sane.  (Sess. R. 108/14.  Sess. Min. I, p. 81)

John Adrey, to appear.  (Sess. R. 108/13.  Sess. Min. I, p. 81)

Thomas Old of Lavendon to prosecute Susanna Wakeman, Elizabeth Osborne raid Mary Abraham; sureties John Estall of Lavendon, yeoman, and Thomas Hull of Harrold, co. Bedford, yeoman.

Thomas Hull to appear for the like.  (Sess. R. 108/11, 12, 69 and 70.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

Thomas Hull and Thomas Old both accused Edward Boswell, Susanna Wakeman, Elizabeth Osborne, Mary Abraham and Mary Partridge, of riotously carrying off their Wheat as it lay exposed for sale in Olney market.  Both had agreed to sell the wheat to John Beard of Olney, baker.

Thomas Fulbrooke of Brill, labourer, to answer to Thomas Moors of Oakley, dairyman, for the theft of a goose and gander; surety John Spicer [Spires] of Brill, black- smith.  Prosecutor Thomas Moors.

Thomas Fulbrooke confessed to having stolen geese from Thomas Moores.  (Sess. R. 108/8, 9 and 61.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

John Chilton of Chilton, labourer, to answer Thomas Goft of Aylesbury, labourer; surety Thomas Fisher of Thame, co. 0xon, gentleman.  (Sess. R. 108/7.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

Richard Brangwin of Haddenham, yeoman, to prosecute William Beale; surety John Loosley of the same, labourer.

Richard Brangwin and John Loosley, his servant, accused William Beale of having stolen fowls from Brangwin. Beale denied this.  (Sess. R. 108/61, 62-64.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

John Gosley of Fenny Stratford, to answer to Richard Abaforth.  (Sess. R. 108/5.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

Thomas Coles of Ickford, gentleman, to answer for assaulting John Worth [North] of the same, mason, Prosecutor John Worth [North].  (Sess. R. 108/3 and 4.  Sess. Min. I, p. 83)

Richard Spratley of Wooburne, to keep the peace. (Sess. Min. I, p. 85)

p. 495.  Mr. William Hayton, Clerk of the Peace, was paid £20 for his services to the Court since Michaelmas 1728. (Sess. Min. I, p. 90)

p. 496. [blank].

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Michaelmas Session, 9th October, 1729 [3 George II]

Calendar of prisoners to appear.

John Chilton, William Neighbour and William Beale. Chilton pleaded Guilty. (Sess. R. 108/48.  Sess. Min. I ,p. 84)

Richard Hall and Ralph Pattison, prisoners in the County gaol, were granted the daily allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 108/49)

Notice to the constables of Olney, to deliver Susanna Wakeman, Mary Abraham and Elizabeth Osborne, to the house of correction at Newport Pagnel [see Recognizances discharged above], (Sess. R. 108/68)

Licensing Sessions.

On 15th September, 1729, a petty sessions was held in the hundred of Stoke, in pursuance of an Act of 2 George II. cap. xvii, for licensing retailers of brandy, etc. “We are as early there [Stoke hundred] in putting this Act in Force, as in any place in the County” A motion, that the Clerk of the Peace should have one shilling out of every licence, was defeated.  (Sess. R. 108/74)

Examinations.

Mary Tomlings [Tomalins, Tomlins] named Thomas East, labourer, to Thomas Hassull of Binfield, co. Berks, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 108/65)

John Adrey said that Samuel Rutter, fisherman, cut Thomas Moody’s boat adrift, and that he [Adrey] sold a chain from it to John Sherman of Windsor.  (Sess. R. 108/66, 67)

Thomas Savage and Daniel Dean said that the said Thomas Savage, saw waggons drawn by horses for hire, on Hotspur Heath in Wooburn.  He seized on one of the horses, which was immediately taken from him by several persons, one of whom was John Tibbit, servant to Thomas Heycock [see p. 489].  (Sess. R. 108/71, 72)

William Staples had been hired at Michaelmas 1727 for a year to Thomas Winter of Westwycombe, husbandman, and had gained no settlement elsewhere.  (Sess. R. 109/55)

Moses Sedgwick unlisted in Major Moses Morean’s Company in Lord Mark Kerr’s Regiment of Foot, on 5th August, 1729.  He afterwards deserted and was apprehended by John Bodle, sergeant in the same regiment.  (Sess. R. 109/54)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 109/69)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 109/70)

Writ of capias, see Appendix, No. II.  (Sess. R. 109/71)

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EPIPHANY SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

15th January, 1729-30 [3 George I]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 497.  John Anthony of Brandsfee, Thomas Blake of Winslow, William Carter of Chalfont St. Peters, Henry Cogdell of Bottley, yeoman, James Dell of Aylesbury, John Deverill of Quainton, Thomas Edmonds of Aylesbury, John Ewstace of Haddenham, Henry Hicks of Cublinton, Peter Hughes of Quainton, John Jarvis of Haddenham, William Oliver of Chersley, Thomas Ray of Aylesbury, Andrew Reading of Chalfont St. Giles, William Riddle of Wooburn, Alexander Saunders of Aylesbury, Thomas Smith of the same and Edward Weatherly of Chalfont St. Peters.

The following were not sworn: Josias Astell of Swanbourne, William Bakewill of Chartridge, gentleman, Robert Berry of Brill, Thomas Coles junior, of Ickford, Thomas Denham of Hambledon, Mathew Deverell of Swanbourne, Joseph Eeles of Brill, John Hill of Denham, Thomas Hill of Chalfont St. Giles, Richard Lane of Hambledon, William Martin of Wooburn, William Mattsmaine of Hogston, Lee Piddington of Ickford, Joseph Rose of Chersley, John Seabrooke of Cublinton, James Tayler of Denham, Daniel Turner of the same and Richard Widmore of Bottley, yeoman.  (Sess. R. 109/67)

Jurors for the case against Laurence Rickett [Ricketts, Richard].

Thomas Bates, William Edmonds junior, William Edmonds senior, Thomas Fenner, Thomas Green, James Hedges, Robert Hickman, Henry Jordan, William Sheldon, Samuell Shrimpton, Nicholas Simms, John Simpkin.

Sacrament certificates.

Produced by Thomas Walker of Stoney Stratford, Officer of Excise; certified by Leonard Sedgwick, minister, and Robert Bradford, churchwarden, and witnessed by Matthew Jenkinson and Humphry Wright, all of the same.  (Sess. R. 109/24)

John Doe, Officer of Excise; certified by Nathaniel Bliss, minister, and William Ford, churchwarden, of Stoke Handeville, and witnessed by Joseph Ellis and John Motte. (Sess. R. 109/23)

Thomas Walker and John Doe also took the statutory oaths.  The oath of allegiance was taken by John Dudley and Edward Hanson.  (Sess. R. Min. I, p. 94)

p. 498.  Indictments.

Stephen Bluck, Francis Johnson, Henry Johnson, James Truelove, Thomas Burgess and Edward Woodbridge, all of Newport Pagnel, for using the faculty of a baker, not having served an apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 109/18 and 22)

The inhabitants of Brill, for not repairing Brill Lane.  (Sess. R. 109/20)

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Hugh Hill of Amersham, for assault on John Lewin. (Sess. R. 108/18)

William Marsh, John Saunders and William Nunne, all of Aylesbury, for fishing in the manor of John Neale of Hulcutt, esquire.  (Sess. R. 107/109)

Samuel Baudrick, Thomas Inwards, John Rodwell and John Ball [see p. 480] (Sess. R. 107 /6, 108/19)

Mary, wife of William Ewen of Chepping Wiccombe, for keeping a cammon house of bawdry.  (Sess. R. 109/19)

Thomas Charge and George Turner, both of Oakley, overseers of the poor, for failing to obey a warrant for the relief of William Henton and his family.  (Sess. R. 109/21)

Presentments of the constables.

John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife, for recusancy. A brook called the Bowling Ally, that needed scouring, was presented by Thomas Payne of Stoke Hamond.

The constables of Ashendon, Newport and Stoke had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 109/59, 60, 65, 66)

Conviction of swearer.

Thomas Newman of Denham, servingman, was convicted of swearing 15 profane oaths, and one in the presence of a Justice.  He was fined 16s. 0d. (Sess. R. 109/45)

Petty constables sworn.

Sherrington Jonathan Beddles vice William Goodridge

Burnhan Michael Clark vice Nicholas Humphry.

John Wigens end John Carter were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 109 /47)

Penn Solomon Wingrave vice John Winter William Free, tithingman vice John Wingrove.

Orders.

p. 499.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell keepers, were paid their quarter’s salary.

William Holton, Thomas Fowler, John Edmonds and Joseph Miller, the County bakers, were paid £4. 13s. 9d., £3. 14s. 2d., £4. 13s. 3d. and £3. 15s. 9d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 98)

p. 500.  Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Noah Pitcher, Surgeon, were paid £24. 2s. 4d. and £11. 12s. 6d. respectively, their fees for attendance on the prisoners in the gaol. (Sess. Min. I, p. 98)

pp. 500-501.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the county gaol, Was paid £31. 2s. 4d. the expense he had incurred in conveying six felons to Newgate for transportation to America, conveying prisoners to the last sessions at Buckingham, providing fire and candles for sick prisoners, and burying such as had died in his custody.  He was also paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 99)

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p. 501.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid his quarter’s salary of £2. 12s. 6d. for attending the prisoners in the County gaol.

Bridgett, wife of John coleshill, was paid £1.l0s.0d. for maintaining, and 10s. Od. for clothing, James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Taylor, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

p. 502.  Benjamin Hawes was paid 15s. Od. part of the expense he had incurred in conveying Catherine Coe alias Lloyd, to the last Michaelmas Sessions at Buckingham, and in maintaining her while she was in his custody.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 98)

Edward Clark, bricklayer, Robert Hickman, carpenter, and John Child, blacksmith, were paid £9. 1s. 1d., 18s. 2¾d., and 14s. 1½d. respectively, for materials supplied and work done by them on the County gaol.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 99)

p. 503.  John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid his quarter’s salary of £20, for passing vagrants through the county.

William Hawkins, petty constable of Stony Stratford, West Side, appointed by the Court to pass vagrants through the county, in place of Abraham Bevin, deceased, was paid his quarter’s salary of £5 for that service.

For the like service the petty constables of Astwood were paid 9s. 0d., Botley 9s. 6d.,Chesham £1. l4s. 0d.,

p. 504.  Colnbrooke £1. ls. 0d., Cold Brafeild 6s. Od., Denham £3. 3s. 6d., Dagnall 5s. Od., Edlesborough 15s. 0d., Farnham Royall 13s. 0d., Iver 8s. 6d., Ickford £1. 15s. 0d., Stoke Goldington £2. 15s. 6d., Sympson 12s. 9d., Stony Stratford 13s. Od. and

p. 505.  Wavendon 7s. 6d.

The petty constables of North Crawley were paid £1. 8s. 0d., and those of Newport Pagnel 14s. 0d., for carrying forces’ baggage from Newport Pagnall to Dunstable.  Those of Newport Pagnell were also paid £2. 0s. 0d. for the like service from Newport Pagnel to Northampton.

p. 506.  Roger Jennings, Clerk of Assize for the Norfolk circuit; was paid £6. 6s. 0d., his fee for taking sufficient securities for the transportation of six felons to America. (Sess. Min. I, p. 99)

The removal order of John Sanders, Anne his wife, and Mary, Anne, John and Elizabeth, their children, from Aylesbury to St. Mary’s Somersett, in the City of London, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 109/49.  Sess. Min. I, p. 96)

p. 507.  The removal order of John Millwood, Elizabeth his wife, and William aged 8 years and Elizabeth aged 2 years, their children, from Westbury to Brackley, co. Northampton, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 109/42.  Sess. Min. I, p. 96)

The removal order of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Kinning, from Stony Stratford to Daventry, co. Northampton was quashed.  (Sess. R. 109/51.  Sess. Min. I, p. 95)

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p. 507.  The removal order of Martha, wife of Thomas Haysell and Thomas, William and Elizabeth Haysell, from Dinton-cum- membris to St.Mary le bone, co. Middlesex, was confirmed. (Sess. R. 109/40.  Sess. Min. I, p. 98)

p. 508.  The removal order of Mary Shrimpton, spinster, from Hitchenden alias Hugenden, to Princes Risborough was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 109/43.  Sess. Min. I, p. 96)

The removal order of George Credon and Martha his wife, from Iver to West Wyccombe was quashed.  (Sess. R. 109/41. Sess. Min. I, p. 95)

p. 509.  The removal order of Thomas Gibson the elder, Lucy his wife, and James aged 14 years, Thomas aged 12 years, Elizabeth aged 10 years, Anne aged 9 years, John aged 7 years and Lucy aged 2 years, their children, from Wooburn to St.Mary’s Somersett, in the City of London, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 109/50.  Sess. Min. I, p. 95)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants through the county, and report on them at the next sessions.

The issues set on jurors for failing to appear to serve on the Grand Jury were spared, in regard of a full attendance.

p. 510.  The complaint of William Ridgeway of Adstock, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions  (Sess. Min. I, p. 97)

p. 511.  The sum of £314. 0s. 5½d. amounting to one week’s tax, was to be levied on the three hundreds of Aylesbury, Buckingham, Cottesloe and Newport and the hundreds of Burnham, Desborough and Stoke, so that the chief constables could be paid their expenses for passing vagrants through the county.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 98)

p. 512.  The whole of the estate of William Russell junior. which had been vested in the Clerk of the Peace, was made over by Assignment to Thomas Cook of Old Fish Street, London, distiller, and William Poole of Friday Street, London, grocer.

William Russell had lately been discharged from the  County Gaol, where he had been imprisoned for debt.  Thomas Cook and William Poole were two of his creditors.  (Sess. R. 107/70 and 109/39.  Sess. Min. I, p. 94)

Catherine Coe alias Lloyd, was discharged from the  house of correction at Buckingham  (Sess. Min. I, pp.  84 & 99)

The indictment against Charles Holt, esquire, Lord of the Manor of Loughton, for not repairing the common pound at Loughton, was discharged, “it being sett forth in his Indictment than the comon Pound is out of repair, but does not Set forth that the comon Pound at Loughton is cut of repair”.

p. 513.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Hugh Hill, John Ball, Samuel Baudrick, Thomas Inwards and John Rodwell [see p. 498], all pleaded Guilty and were each fined one shilling.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 97,99)

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Epiphany Session, 15th January, 1729-30 [3 George I]

Laurence Ricketts [Rickett, Richard] was found Not Guilty and discharged.  (Sess.  Min.  I, p.  98)

Fines

The fines of those persons convicted above.

p.  514.  Recognizances entered into and respited.

Robert Mossendon of Wooburn, labourer, for bastardy with Mary Andrews; sureties Jonathan Mossendon, labourer, and Charles Deane, bargeman, both of the same.  (Sess.  R.  109/30. Sess.  Min.  I, p.  94)

George Turner of Brill, for himself and Penelope his wife to answer for assault on William Turner of the same; and William Turner to prosecute and give evidence against George Turner and Penelope.  (Sess.  R.  109/28,29.  Sess.  Min.  I. p.  94)

William Burkett of Cheping Wyccombe to answer to William Collett for assault; surety Henry James of the same.  (Sess.  R.  109/27.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  94)

Recognizances discharged.

Laurence Ricketts [Richard] [see p.  493] and Thomas East [see p.  494].

William Davis of Langley Marsh, paper-maker, to appear; surety Robert Riddle of Horton, cooper.  (Sess.  R. 109/37.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93)

Joseph Rayner of Horton, cornchandler, to prosecute the overseers of the poor of Langley Marsh.  (Sess.  R.  109/36. Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93)

John Hildrop of Langley Marsh, currier, to appear; surety Robert Riddle.  (Sess.  R.  109/35.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93-)

Moses Brads of Horton, Miller, to answer to Sarah Rolls for non-payment of wages.  (Sess.  R.  109/34.  Sess.  Min.  I, pp.  93 ,98)

William Davys, to answer for bastardy with Katharine Coe, alias Lloyd; surety William Sadgrove of Colnbrook, innkeeper.  (Sess  R.  109/33.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93)

William Neighbour senior, of Weston Turvile, yeoman, to answer to Mary his wife; sureties Henry Dymock of Whitchurch, dealer, and William Neighbour of Oving, hus- bandman.  (Sess.  R.  109/32.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93)

Hugh Hill of Great Missendon, labourer, to answer for assault on John Lewin; sureties Thomas Child of Aylesbury, cooper, and Francis Hill of Agmondesham, yeoman.  (Sess.  R. 109/31.  Sess.  Min.  I, p.  93)

John Bennell of Northmarston, yeoman, to answer to Anne his wife; surety Simon Coker of the same, chapman. (Sess.  R.  109/26.  Sess.  Min.  I, pp.  94,97)

Samuel Theed of Princes Risborough, tallow-chandler, appealed from an order of the justices, whereby he had been ordered to pay a fine of £20 for making candles contrary to the direction of the statute.  (Sess.  R.  112/47,48)

p.  515.  The indictments against James Janes of Hugendon and Charles Holt, Lord of the Manor of Loughton, were discharged.  (Sess.  Min.  I, p.  98)

William Davys of Langley Marsh gave security to abide by an order of the justices that he should pay 2s. 0d. per week for the support of his child.  (Sess.  R.  109/44)

p.  516.  The appeal of Samuel Theed [see p.  514] was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess.  Min.  I, p.  97)

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Thomas Read, keeper of the house of correction at Aylesbury, requested that William March might not appear before the Court this present sessions.  (Sess. R. 109/56)

The recognizance of Thomas East, to answer for bastardy, was discharged “Child being Dead”. (sess. Min. I,p. 9\ill\)

Letter to the Clerk of the Peace, dated 12th January 1729-30, from Francis Bowles of near the Five Bells, Berkhamsted: “upon hearing the Malencholly News yest[erday] of Yo[u]r Cl[erk] Mr. Seatons Untimely End I made bold of Writeing to you, that if you have any Ingrossing or other Writeings, to Transcribe out fair, that you putt out to be done in any of the Law hands, that you’l be pleas’d Sr to Employ me ...” (Sess. R. 109/58)

Letter to the Clerk of the Peace, dated 15th January, 1729-30, from Charles Gurney of Ivinghoe: “I buried George next Richard Daggnal by rayson Daggnal hangd him Self upon a hawbush: Laide George one the right hand of the other and Laide bran under him that he might Ly: easey and a Srowd and Capp which is all thats needful at present ...” (Sess. R. 109/57)

Bridewell Calendars.

Buckingham Judith Maow; discharged.

Catharine Coe [Lloyd]; in custody.

(Sess. R. 109/46)

Chepping Wycombe John Cooke; discharged.

William Sarney and John Sarney “broke out of prisne the night before the laste sessions”.

John Stephens; discharged.

Mary Tomlins; discharged.

Robert Temple; in custody.

Joseph Murrey; discharged.

Daniel Sandres; discharged.  (Sess. R. 109/48)

Examinations.

Mary Andrew named Robert Mossendon of Wooburn, labourer, as the father of her child.  (Sess. R. 109/61)

Jeremiah Barnes of Weston Turvile, labourer, was born at Stanton St.John, co. Oxon, where he had lived for the last thirty years.  (Sess. R. 109/63)

Mary Shrimpton, spinster, had been a hired servant to Joseph Parish of Princes Risborough 25 years ago.  Later she was hired to Joseph Davies of Algate, linen draper, with whom she lived for a year but a few days, “when not being well her master Consented She should for her health sake quitt his service and goe into the Country And ... Joseph Davies paid her her full Wages agreed for for her yeares service”.  (Sess. R. 109/52)

Ann West, a vagrant, was born at Boston, co. Lincoln and had gained no settlement elsewhere.  (Sess. R. 109/64)

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QUARTER SESSIONS BOOK

VOLUME 12

EASTER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

9th April, 1730 [3 George II]

Jurors for the body of the county.

p. 1.  Robert Adams of Wing, Daniel Bates of Drayton Beauchampe, Searank Bunn of Chesham Waterside, William Christmas of Wendover, William Edmonds junior, of Aylesbury, Thomas Edwards of Chesham, Robert Hoare of Bierton, William Honnor of Wing, John Jeanes of Ivinghoe, Richard Parrot senior of Newport Pagnell, John Southam of Marsh Gibbon, Richard Terry of Aylesbury, Robert Terry of Waddesden, Thomas Welles of Aston Clynton, William Welles junior of the same, Henry Weston of Drayton Beauchampe and William Winter of Chersley.

The following were not sworn: Richard Adams of Thornborough, Edward and William Child, both of Amersham, Thomas Chilton of Eaton, Walter Davis of Wycombe Forrens, John Denchfield of North Marston, John Greening of Long Crendon, Isaac Gurney of Great Brickhill, Thomas Harding of Little Marlow, Thomas Haydon of Wooburne, John Herbert of Ivinghoe, John Macklane of West Wycombe, John Marchant of Eaton, Thomas Medwin of Little Marlow, William Shepherd junior of Great Brickhill, Isaac Smith of Olney and John Stevens of Waddesden.  (Sess. R. 110/15-18)

Jurors for the case against [blank]

Thomas Brookes, William Cocks, Thomas Coleshill senior, William Coxhead, Thomas Gill, Matthew Ginger, Charles Howard, Henry Kempster, Thomas Kempster, William Kirby, John Sympkin, William Wheeler.  (Sess. R. 110/16)

Sacrament Certificates.

p. 2.  Produced by Joseph Cane, Rector of Lurgarshall, George Franklin, esquire, Ralph Pettipher and Nehemiah Grover. The above four persons also took the statutory oaths.

Conviction of Swearer.

Richard Parrett of Newport Pagnell was convicted of  swearing one profane oath.  (Sess. R. 110/19)

Indictments.

John Doddesworth of Mursley and Margaret his wife, for recusancy.

Thomas Allen of Aylesbury, poulterer, for assault on Anne Taylor.  (Sess. R. 106/14)

Henry Stonehill of Stone, labourer, for stealing hay from Robert Smith.  (Sess. R. 109/3)

Richard Wall of Northmarston, Cordwainer, for assault on Susanna Blackhead, widow.  (Sess. R. 106/11)

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Easter Session, 9th April, 1730 [3 George II]

Hillersden Franks of Stokehammond, gentleman, for stopping the Bowling Alley Brook.  (Sess. R. 106/7)

William Farey of stokehammond, labourer, for not repairing the same.  (Sess. R. 106/16)

Presentments of the Constable.

The inhabitants of Great Woolston, Lathbury and Sherrington, for not repairing the highways.  (Sess. R. 110/17)

John Dodsworth and Margaret his wife, for recusancy. (Sess. R. 110/42)

The constables of Burnham, Desborough, Newport and Stoke had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 110/33,35-38, 40, 41)

Treasurers sworn.

For the King’s Bench and the Marshalsea: Thomas Edwards of Chesham and John Horton of Crafton in the parish of Wing, vice Richard Widmer and Daniel Keen.  Henry Cogdoll, Edward Kitson, Samuel Cooke, and John Keen were not sworn.

For the Maimed Soldiers: Joseph Ginger of Little Hamden and Alexander Townshend of Thornborough vice Daniel Ginger and Samuel Major.  Francis Horton, John Ginger, Richard Backhouse and Thomas Archer were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 110/11-14)

Chief Constables sworn.

Ashendon Thomas Coles of Ickford vice John Spencer. William Franks of Waddesden to continue. William Hearne senior of Long Crendon, shop- keeper, William Turner of Brill, yeoman, John Stevens and John Woodman were not sworn. (Sess. R. 110/9, 10)

Aylesbury James Smith of Ellesborough and John Freeman of Aylesbury vice George Franklin, gentleman and William Dawney.  Joseph Wells of Ellesborough, John Grace of princes Risborough, Henry Webb of Birton and William Wells of Aston Clinton were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 110/3, 8)

Buckingham William Dixton of Hilsdon and Richard Blunt of Fosket, vice Robert Webb and Moses George. William Snow of Steeple Claydon, Thomas King of Caversfield, William Scott of Mayds Morton and Thomas Adams of Padbury were not sworn. (Sess. R. 110/5,7)

p. 3.

Cottesloe John Sear of Wingrave vice Richard Sheppard. Thomas Cupper of Whitchurch to continue. Humphry Paine of Cheddington and Thomas Standbridge of Northall were not sworn. (Sess. R. 110/6)

Newport John Battison of Newport Pagnel vice John Parrott.  Matthew Jenkinson to continue. Richard Yates and William Laws, both of Newport were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 110/4)

Desborough Robert Dennis of Wycomb Forrens, yeoman, and Samuel Manning of Great Marlow, gentleman, vice John Dean and James Battyn.  John Macklane of West Wycomb, lace-buyer, John Booth of Chepping Wycomb, Philip Gardon of Ipston and Alexander Jones of Great Marlow were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 110/2, 30)

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Burnham James Dixon of Chesham and Samuel Rose of Burnham vice John Putnam and William Bennett. Searank Bunn, Thomas Grover, Thomas Sprigg of Farnham and John Banister of Burnham were not sworn.  (Sess. R. 110/1 and 34)

Stoke Richard Batchelor of Fulmer and Robert Dixon of Eaton vice Robert Wood and John Burcombe.

Petty Constables sworn.

Asheridge Daniel Sells vice Nathaniel Burch

Aston Sandford William Hughes vice John Lambert

Adstock William Jeans vice [blank]

Aston Abbotts James Carter vice Robert Bauderick

Boveney John Wiggins vice Michael Clark

Botley Hamlett Joseph Gobbett vice Thomas South

Bellingdon Hamlett Henry Trumper vice William Putnam

Beirton Richard Burgess vice William Swannel

Bow Brickhill Henry Clark vice William Bradsbuery

Bledlow William Stevens and Thomas Munday vice Daniel Butler and William Symons

Borstall Robert Stayley vice [blank]

Bletchley Richard Smith vice Anthony Norman

Becconsfeild John Grove junior and Richard Butler vice John Martin and John Thompson

Brill Henry Eles vice John Spires

Brandsfee Thomas Mead vice Radulph Denchfeild Thomas Kemp, tithingman, vice [blank]

Cheddington John Partridge, wheelwright vice Thomas Plator.

Cippenham William Bill vice Samuel Rose

Chesham Town Joseph Freeman and Samuel Burch vice John Nash and Benjamin Wheeler

Cheney parish Thomas Mayo vice William Baldwin

Chartridge hamlett Jeremiah Potter vice James Horwood

Cuddington John Reeve vice John West

Calverton William Preswell vice Richard Woodell

Charndon Adam Blackwell vice John Wiggins

Cublington Thomas Harris vice [blank].  (Sess. Min.I, p.104]

Dorton Robert Markham vice [blank]

Denham Edward Trenley and Thomas Bond vice Robert Coker and John Fryer

Datchett Thomas Burt and Robert Dew vice Thomas Jackson and Edward Dearl

Dinton Thomas Tharp vice Thomas Blick

p. 4.  Dinton John Peverall vice John Mead

Dreighton Beachamp Peter Thornton vice Henry Weston

Dorney Richard Grome vice Richard Sedding

Edlesborough Benjamin Hogg vice Edward King

Eaton Henry Sturgnall and Francis Bending vice John Kendall and William Maund Michael Bernard and Thomas Pretty, tithingmen vice John Lunn and Elisha Lovejoy

Fingest William Keen vice Robert Blick

Fulmer Thomas Hunt vice Henry Peirce

Fenny Stratford, Felix Mead vice Ralph Coleman

Sympson side

Hardwick John Turpyn vice Thomas Spleen

Hambledon Samuel Wyatt and Thomas Smith vice Joseph Williams and John Rockall

Hedgerley Edward Chilton vice Thomas Pusey

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Horton Samuel Sedgewick and Walter Lewen vice Thomas Hewett and Henry Spicer

Joseph Devonshire and John Almond, tithingmen, vice Samuel Sedgewick and Henry Wiks.

Hulcutt Joseph Bishop vice Richard Syred

Hogston John Colton vice Joseph Turnham

Ickford Lee Piddington vice [blank]

Ledburn Francis Sayle vice William Brandon

Leckhampsted John Brittain vice William Garner

Ludgarshall George Wilson vice [blank]

Loughton Hugh Fowler vice William Jarvisse

Mentmore Thomas Theed vice John Theed

Mursley parish Thomas Welton vice William Stevens

Monks Ris-John Sear vice Thomas Stopp

Mu\ill\ugh

Mursley Henry Carter vice Edmund Carter

parish

Medmenham John Butler vice Francis Sayer

Little John Fowler vice John Bracey

Missendon

Northall Henry Goodspeed vice Thomas Jeffery

Oveing [blank]

Padbury William Judge and Thomas Sear vice John Horwood and Thomas Adams

Poundon John King vice Stephen King

Quainton Edward Eles vice Edward Hughes

Steeple Robert Irons vice [blank]

Cleydon

Stoke Richard Coox vice John Fountain

Hamond

Stoke William West vice [blank]

Goldington

Stoke Poges John Mansfeild, (tithingman, vice Samuel

Streeting

Studley John Cherry vice [blank]

Sympson Town Robert Lucas vice Richard Goodman

Stoke Richard Sutton and Matthew Swannell vice Joseph

Mandevile Smith and John Goodspeed

p. 5.

Swanborn George Deverall and Edward Berkley vice William Hall and John Henley

Stewkley Joseph Mead vice John Inwood

Surcott Robert Hickman vice [blank]

Taplow Francis White vice George Beamont

Turvile-cum-

Ipston William Symons vice Henry Gumm

Twiford Newman Allen vice John Leistor

Thornborough Joseph Woollhead and Thomas Carter vice

Edward Brown and John Corbett

Upton-cum- Richard Thayley and William Spencer vice John

Charvey Martin and John Shurley Richard Atwood and John Hubert, tithingmen, vice Joseph Cole and Francis Philbee

Upper John Newton vice Robert Fowler

Winchendon

Wavendon William Marks vice Thomas Maples

Waddesden Thomas Millwood to continue

Woughton- Francis Hayward vice Robert White

underwood

Orders.

Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cousins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were each paid their quarter’s salary.

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p. 6.  William Holton, Thomas Fowler, John Edmonds and Joseph Miller, bakers, were paid £1. 12s. 6d., £1. lls. 6d., £1. 12s. 9d. and £1. 14s. 6d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

p. 7.  Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Noah Pitcher, surgeon, to the poor prisoners, were paid £5. 15s. 11d. and £10. 18s. 6d. respectively, for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter; and also £13. 6s. l0d. for providing fire, candles, and nursing for sick prisoners, and for burying such as had died in his custody.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

p. 8.  The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid his quarter’s Salary of £2. 12s. 6d. for attending the prisoners in the County gaol.

Bridgett, wife of John Coleshill, was paid £1. l0s. 0d. for maintaining, and 10s. 0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child for one quarter.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Taylor, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid his quarter’s salary of £20 for passing vagrants through the county.

p. 9.  William Hawkins, petty constable of Stony Stratford, West Side, was paid his quarter’s salary of £5 for the like service.

For the like service the petty constables of Astwood were paid 6s. 6d., Great Brickhill 8s. 0d., Cippenham 6s. 0d., Chalfont St. Gyles’s 6s. 9d., Colnbrook £4. 6s. 6d., Cheneys p. 10.  6s. 0d., Chepping Wyccomb 6s. 6d., Denham £3. 10s. 0d., Grove 7s. 6d., Ickford 13s. 0d., Long Crendon £3. 15s. 4d. Lavendon 7s. 0d., Linslade 18s. 0d., Newport Pagnel 6s. 6d., p. 11.  Radnage 12s. 6d., Kingshall 3s. 6d., Stony Stratford 12s. 0d., Stoke Goldington £6. 16s. 6d., Sympson 14s. 10d., Taplow £4. 13s. 6d., Upton 7s. 0d., Weston Turvile £1. 4s. 0d. and West Wyccombe £2. 14s. 6d.

p. 12.  The removal order of Sarah Henwood and Sarah her daughter, aged one month, from Wooburne to Becconsfeild, was respited until the next sessions.  (Sess. R. 110/48. Sess. Min. I, p. 103)

Sarah Henwood of Stratham-in-the-West, co. Southampton “came from Wycomb the 18 of febr(uary) last going to wort London, and being bigg with Child Came to beaconsfield: and the officer Lodged her at the Sing of the weavers arms, John Eyles” ... “then the officers of the Parish came and Asked her what she would have to goe out of the Parish, to which shee Maid Answer that shee was not able to goe any forthir.  then the Mid wife came ... and told hir shee Must begane, If shee would take a shilling or eightheen pins ... shee could nut Prefail opon the officer and shee should be forst to goe, opon which the Mothir of John Eyls

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went with her and brought her back from beaconsfield into wooburn Parish, to the Lane that goes down to wooburn green & give her on shilling & Sex pins & left hir to shift for her silf, & as soon as Lodgings was Providit for hir she was in want of a Mid wife ...” (Sess. R. 110/49)

The removal order of John Sanders, Anne his wife, and Mary aged 13 years, Anne aged 12 years, John aged 5 years, and Elizabeth aged 3 years, their children, from Aylesbury to St. Gyles’s Criple Gate, was confirmed.  John Sanders had been apprenticed to Benjamin Wheeler, tallow-chandler and cork-cutter and lived with him five years before going to Cripplegate.  Later he rented a house and meadow-ground in Aylesbury.  (Sess. R. 110/43.  Sess. Min. I, p. 103)

The removal order of Nathan Emmerton, Jane his wife, and Anne aged 11 years, Nathan aged 9 years, Rose aged 6 years, John aged 5 years, Jane aged 3 years and Robert aged 8 months, their children, from Grandborough to Winslow, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 110/50.  Sess. Min. I, p. 103)

p. 13.  The removal order of Bernard Bucknerd from Soulbury to Weston Underwood was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 110/46)

pp. 13-14.  The removal order of Elizabeth Fisher from Newport Pagnell to Stony Stratford West Side, was quashed. (Sess. R. 110/52.  Sess. Min. I, p. 102)

p. 14.  The removal order of Matthew Addington, the bastard child of Sarah Addington from Lathbury to Cripple Gate, co.  Middlesex, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 110/51)

pp. 14-15.  The removal order of John Birdseye, Mary his wife, and William aged 7 years, Elizabeth aged 5 years, Leonard aged 3 years and Thomas aged 7 months, their children, from Chepping Wyccombe to Warwell, co. Berks, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 110/53)

John Birdseye had been hired, ten years previously, to John Hilliar of Warwill, co. Berks, for one year, and had received a year’s wages.  Since that time he had never been hired for a complete year, and he had received no other wages.  (Sess. R. 110/62)

p. 15.  The removal order of Rebeccha Hill and Mary Hill from Stony Stratford West Side to St. Saviours, Southwark, co. Surrey, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 110/54)

The complaint of William Church, Daniel Pontifex and Daniel Yate, all of Wooburne, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions. (Sess. Min. I, p. 103)

p. 16.  The surveyors of highways of Stewkley, in accordance with an Act of 3 & 4 William and Mary, cap. xii, for repairing the highways, authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for that purpose.

p. 17.  Like orders for the surveyors of Whaddon and Whitchurch. (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants through the county, and report on them at the next sessions.

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The accounts of the Royal Charity of Poor Folks Pasture lying in the parishes of Brill, Bourstall and Oakley, were read.

pp. 18, 19.  The wages of servants were to remain as settled at Easter Sessions 1727.  [See Vol. II, pp. 244-246]

p. 20.  Mr. William Hayton, Clerk of the Peace and County Treasurer, had disbursed £1691. 4s. 8¼d. and had received £1618. 5s. l0½d. since Easter Sessions 1727.  He was reimbursed £72. 18s. l0¾ d. the balance due to him.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

Edward Clark, bricklayer, was to repair the gaps in the mud wall “being the Mound between the Gaole and the White Heart Garden four foot high ... at an Expence not Exceeding thirty Shillings”.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

p. 21.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

Henry Stonehill was found Not Guilty and discharged [see p. 2].

Thomas Allen was found Guilty and fined one shilling [see p. 2].  (Sess. Min. I, p. 104)

Fines and issues.

The fine of the above Thomas Allen.

Recognizances entered into and respited [see also Sess. Min. I, p. 102]

Stephen Bluck, Francis Johnson, Henry Johnson and James Truelove, all of Newport Pagnel, to prosecute their traverses.

John Burges of Newport Pagnel, for his father to appear.

Richard Wall of Northmarston, cordwainer, to answer for assault on Susannah Blackhead; sureties John Foster, yeoman, and Simon Coker, victualler, both of the same. (Sess. R. 110/29)

Recognizances discharged.

Edward Line of Whaddon, butcher, to prosecute William Underwood of the same, yeoman, for assault.  (Sess. R. 110/20, Sess. Min. I, p. 101)

William Underwood, with John Daniel of Whaddon as surety, to appear.  (Sess. R. 110/21.  Sess. Min. I, p. 101)

Thomas Holderness of Langley, apothecary, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth his wife and Ann Wattes her mother; sureties John West, gentleman, and Francis Mascall, baker, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 110/23.  Sess. Min. I, p. 101)

A letter from Thomas Plumbe to Mr. Parr, justice concerning the said Thomas Holderness: “Upon consideration of the kind advice you was pleas’d to give us on Sunday last My Mother Sister & my self join in one Request that if possible you woud do us the favour to continue Mr Holderness on his Recognizance ... Sister has just receiv’d a Line from him by which we understand, he will soon be the same man if not restrain’d by some superior power ...” (Sess. R. 110/64)

William Welles junior, of Colnbrook, innkeeper, to prosecute Robert Brown, his “horselor”, for stealing a coat, waistcoat and breeches.  (Sess. R. 110/22.  Sess. Min. I, p. 101)

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Charles Hawkins of Long Crendon, labourer, to answer for bastardy with Susannah Gibson of the same, singlewoman; sureties Thomas Hawkins and Richard Hawkins, both of the same, labourers.  (Sess. R. 110/24.  Sess. Min. I, p. 101)

Edward Williamson of Farnham royall, cutler, to answer to Christopher Williamson of the same, farrier, for assault; sureties John Cranwell, yeoman, and Humphry Flamon (Flaxon) labourer, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 110/25.  Sess. Min. I ,p. 101)

Robert Smith of Stone, to prosecute, and Thomas Shinney of the same, labourer, to give evidence against Henry Stonehill of the same, for felony.  (Sess. R. 110/31)

Thomas Shiney of Stone accused Henry Stonehill of stealing hay from Bott’s Close, belonging to Robert Smith. Stonehill denied this.  (Sess. R. 110/55-57)

John Foster of Northmarston, yeoman, to answer for assault on Anne, wife of Richard Clements; surety Simon Coker of the same, victualler.  (Sess. R. 110/28. Sess. Min. I, p. 102)

Thomas Allen of Brentford, co. Middlesex, poulterer, to answer for assault on Ann Taylor of Aylesbury,spinster; surety John Bigg of the same, higgler, as surety.  (Sess. R. 110/27. Sess. Min. I, p. 102)

Henry Stoner to appear; sureties William Carter of Stone, carpenter, Richard Stonehill of Longmarston in the parish of Tring, co. Hertford, labourer, and Edward Tompkins of the same, grocer.  (Sess. R. 110/26.  Sess. Min. I, p. 102)

Richard Clements of Northmarston, butcher, to answer to John Foster and Charles Price; surety George Foster of the same, blacksmith, and John Clarke of Oving, shopkeeper, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 110/32.  Sess. Min. I, p. 102) William Price of Northmarston, yeoman.

p. 22.  The appeal of Samuel Thead of Princes Risborough, tallow-chandler, from an order of the justices, whereby he was ordered to pay a fine of £20, for offences against the Excise Laws, was respited until the next sessions.  [See Vol. II, p. 516.  Sess. Min. I, p. 103]

pp. 22-23.  The sum of £314. 0s. 5½d., amounting to one week’s tax, was to be levied throughout the county, so that the chief constables might be reimbursed for passing vagrants through the county.

p. 24.  [blank]

John Clark of Chiping Wycomb, labourer, “a dangerous incorrigible Rogue”, was committed to the County gaol. (Sess. R. 110/47)

Bridewell Calendars.

Chepping Wycombe Robert Temple; discharged.

 Samuel Fipp; discharged

 John Eyres; discharged.  (Sess. R. 110/58)

Calendar of prisoners to appear

William Jupkins, for not providing for his wife and children.

Edward Priest, for bastardy.

Henry Stonel, for stealing hay from Robert Smith. Since allowed bail.

John Clark. (Sess. R. 110/59)

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The constables of Aylesbury swore that they had not been offered any bribes for returning members to Parliament. (Sess. R. 110/60)

William Hobbs of Buckingham and Thomas Willis of Marlow, debtors in the County gaol, petitioned for the allowance of County bread.  (Sess. R. 110/45)

Order of Removal.

Dated 27th January 1729-30, of Thomas Anderson from Pinner, co. Middlesex to Sunderland.  (Sess. R. 111/39)

Examinations.

Samuel Baldwin of Farnham Royall, labourer, had lived in the said parish for 34 years and had paid the parish rates for the last 14 years.  (Sess. R. 110/63)

Aaron Beckley had been hired, 11 years previously, to Edward Ridle of Becconsfeild for one year.  He had gained no settlement elsewhere.  (Sess. R. 110/61)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 110/65)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix No. II.  (Sess. R. 110/66)

Writ of capias, see Appendix No. II.  (Sess. R. 110/67)

 

 

MIDSUMMER SESSION

AT AYLESBURY

16th July, 1730 [4 George II]

Jurors for the body of the County.

p. 25.  William Baker of Weston Turvile, Jeffery Bampton of Mentmore, Richard Chandler of Linslade, William Cox of Long Crendon, Philip Haines of Bletchley, James King of Bellington, William Martin of Wooburne, John Meridale [Meridell] of Great Brickhill, Edward Norman of Bletchley, Thomas Radwell of Steeple Cleydon, Robert Reynolds of Dinton, Robert Seabrooke of Cheddington and Thomas Tarbox of Soulbury.

The following were not sworn: Charles Barnes of Ivinghoe, Francis Binfield of Iver, Thomas Bush of Great Brickhill, Thomas Carter of Chesham, John Catherill of Ivinghoe, Henry Deane of Wooburne, Joshua Deane of Vingest, Thomas Deane of Towersey, Edward Eeles of Quainton, Edward Fastnidge of Denham, John Goodman of Simpson, Joshua Grove of Chesham, Peter Hughes senior of Quainton, Joseph North of Towersey, William Snow of Steeple Cleydon, Henry Thorpe of Preston Bissett and Richard wooddupp of Chetwood.

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Jurors for the cases against Stephen Bluck, Francis Johnson, Henry Johnson, James Truelove and Thomas Burges

Thomas Bates, Thomas Berry, William Edmonds senior, Robert Egleton, Gilbert Geary, Matthew Ginger, Joseph Hedges, Thomas Kempster, Henry Newell, John Pitcher, Richard Terry and Matthew Webb.  Joseph Miller was not sworn.  (Sess. R. 111/41.  Sess. Min. I, p. 1ll)

The following took the oath of allegiance: Robert Crosley, Thomas Coles, Samuel Manning, Robert Dixon, William Dixon, Richard Blunt, James Dickson, William Franke, John Seear, Thomas Cupper, Samuel Rose, John Freeman, Robert Dennis, John Battison, Matthew Jenkinson and Richard Batchelder.

p. 26.  Indictments.

Francis Johnson and James Truelove, both of Newport Pagnel, labourers, for using the trade of a baker, not having served an apprenticeship.  (Sess. R. 107/23,28)

Robert Harman of Aylesbury, dancing-master, for assault on Susanna Aldridge, spinster.  (Sess. R. 107/21)

Elizabeth, wife of John Sallary of Aylesbury, for breaking the windows of the house of John Mitchell of Haddenham, and assaulting Eleanor his wife.  (Sess. R. 107/22)

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Elizabeth, wife of John Sallary of Aylesbury, labourer. (Sess. R. 111/38)

John Killingsworth of Iver, labourer, for assault on Edith, wife of Robert Parsons.  (Sess. R. 106/15)

Alice Smith of Upton, spinster, for assault on Anne Brice.  (Sess. R. 107/16)

The inhabitants of Lathbury, for not repairing Lathbury Lane and the Horse Bridge that lies on the road running from Newport Pagnel to Olney.  (Sess. R. 106/19,24)

The inhabitants of Great Woolston, for not repairing that part of the highway running from Fenny Stratford to Newport Pagnel, that lies in Hugh Smith’s Close and the Willin Ground.  (Sess. R. 107/27)

The inhabitants of Sherrington, for not repairing Sherrington Hill.  (Sess. R. 106/23)

William Kirby, for assault, and for keeping a disorderly alehouse.  (Sess. R. 107/17,18)

Presentments of the constable.

Francis Howes of Aylesbury, surgeon, and John Humphry of Walton and Catherine his wife, for recusancy.  (Sess. R. 111/60)

The Grand Jury had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 111/40)

The constables of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport and Stoke, had nothing to present.  (Sess. R. 111/18-32)

Petty constables sworn.

East Burnham William Bass vice John Edgson

Princes Risborough Thomas Bristow and William Adams vice

 John Vaughan and John Lossley

Woollerton Richard Woodel junior vice John Durrant

Orders.

p. 27.  Thomas Read, Thomas Deely, Thomas Cusins and Benjamin Hawes, the bridewell-keepers were each paid their quarter’s salary.

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William Holton, Thomas Fowler, Joseph Miller and John Edmonds, bakers, were paid £1. 8s. 4d., £2. 1s. 9d., £1. 16s. 7d. and £1. 6s. l0d. respectively, for bread delivered by them to the County gaol for the poor prisoners.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 112)

p. 28.  Thomas Williams, apothecary, and Noah Pitcher, surgeon to the poor prisoners, were paid £8. 3s. 3d. and £1. ls. 0d. respectively, for medicines and attendance.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 112)

pp. 28-29.  Francis Woodcock, keeper of the County gaol, was paid £7. 10s. 0d. for providing food and necessaries for poor prisoners for one quarter.

p. 29.  He was also paid £10. 1s. 5d. for conveying prisoners to the Assizes at Buckingham, horse-hire for five persons to assist him in the same, providing fire, candles and nursing for sick prisoners, and burying such as had died in his custody.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 112)

The Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, curate of Aylesbury, was paid his quarter’s salary of £2. 12s. 6d. for attending prisoners in the County gaol.

p. 30.  Bridget Coleshill, widow, was paid £1. 10s. 0d. for maintaining and 10s. 0d. for clothing James Absolam, a County child, for one quarter.

Elizabeth, wife of Richard Taylor, was paid the like sums for John Anderson, a County child.

John Ping, petty constable of Little Brickhill, was paid his quarter’s salary for passing vagrants through the county.

William Hawkins, petty constable of Stony Stratford West Side, was paid his quarter’s salary for the like service.

For the like service the petty constables of Bledlow were paid £1. 18s. 6d.,

p. 31.  Brill 16s. 6d., Calverton 7s. 0d., Colnbrooke £1. l4s. 6d., Chesham 8s. 0d., Dagnal 8s. 0d., Datchet 6s. 0d., Denham £1. 6s. 0d., Eaton £2. 10s. 0d., Grove 7s. 0d.,

p. 32.  Horton 9s. 0d., Ickford £3. 6s. l0d., Iver 13s. 0d., Nash 6s. 0d., Newport Pagnel 7s. 6d., Stony Stratford 10s. 0d., Stoke Goldington £4. 12s. 0d., Taplow £1. l4s. 0d., Tingewick 17s. 8d., Upton 13s. 0d.

p. 33.  Upton-cum-Chalvey 15s. 0d., Wavendon £1. 9s. 6d. and West Wyccombe £2. 1s. 6d.

The petty constables of Adstock were paid £1. 4s. 0d. for carrying forces’ baggage from Buckingham to Aylesbury.

Those of Amersham were paid, for the like service from Amersham to Watford, Becconsfeild and Uxbridge £2. 4s. 0d.

p. 34.  from Amersham to Hempstead 6s. 9d., and from Amersham to Maidenhead £1. 0s. 0d.

Those of Aylesbury were paid for the like service from Aylesbury to Amersham £2. 14s. 0d. and from Aylesbury to Buckingham and Leighton 17s. 3d. Those of Becconsfeild Were paid, for the like service from Becconsfeild to Wyccomb 10s. 0d. and from Becconsfeild to Chertsey, co. Surrey 10s. 6d. Those of Beachampton were paid £1. 6s. 0d. for the like service from Buckingham to Northampton.

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Those of Chesham were paid, for the like service from Chesham to Uxbridge, £1. 16s. 0d. and from Chesham to Dunstable £1. 16s. 0d.

p. 35.  Those of Chepping Wyccombe were paid £1. 2s. 6d. for the like service from Chepping Wyccombe to Aylesbury.

Those of Colnbrooke were paid, for the like service from Colnbrooke to Amersham £1. ls. 0d., from Colnbrooke to Watford £1. ls. 0d. and from Colnbrooke to Maidenhead 7s. 0d.

Those of Foscutt were paid £1. 2s. 9d. for the like service from Buckingham to Northampton.

Those of Leckhamsted and those of Maidsmoreton, each paid £1. 6s. 0d.

Those of Great Linford were paid £1. 8s. 0d. for the like service from Stony Stratford to Dunstable.

Those of Newport Pagnel were paid for the like service from Newport to Dunstable £1. 8s. 0d.

p. 36.  from Newport to Wellingborough £1. lls. 6d., from Newport to Dunstable £1. lls. 6d., and from Stony Stratford to Dunstable £1. 8s.

Those of Padbury were paid £1. 4s. 0d. for the like service from Buckingham to Aylesbury.

Those of Stanton Bury £1. 8s. 0d., of Sherrington were paid 17s. 6d. for the like service from Newport to Wellingborough, of Thornton £1. 6s. 0d., of Thornborough £1. 4s. 0d., of Tingewick were paid 12s. 9d. for the like service from Buckingham to Daventry and

p. 37.  those of Upton-cum-Chalvey were paid, for the like service from Slough to Watford 12s. 0d., from Slough to Becconsfeild 6s. 0d. and from Slough to Egham, co. Surrey 7s. 0d.

The removal order of Mary Darvall, spinster, from Princes Risborough to Bradenham, was quashed  (Sess. R. 111/44.  Sess. Min. I, p. 109)

The said Mary Darvall stated that she was aged 60 years and was born in Princes Risborough, where she lived until “about four years and a half since”.  She had gained no legal settlement elsewhere.  (Sess. r. 111/43)

pp. 37-38.  The removal order of John Rawbones, Martha his wife, and John their son, from Bow Brickhill to Aspley, co. Bedford, was quashed.  (Sess. R. lll/51.  Sess. Min. I, p. 1ll)

p. 38.  The removal order of John Turner and Elizabeth his wife from Dinton to the precinct of Maidenhead in the parish of Bray, co. Berks, was confirmed.  (Sess. R. 111/53. Sess. Min. I, p. 112)

p. 39.  The removal order of Thomas Heath, Elizabeth his wife, and Anne his daughter, aged four years, from Chalfont St. Peter’s to Hitcham, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 111/50. Sess. Min. I, p. 1ll)

The removal order of Robert Burt, aged 27 years, from Hitcham to Great Horwood, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 111/49. Sess. Min. I, p. 110)

p. 40.  The removal order of Mary Swaines , aged eight years, daughter of Christopher Swaines, late of Stoke Talmage, co. Oxon, labourer, deceased, from West Wyccombe to stoke Talmage, was quashed.  (Sess. R. 111/45, 46.  Sess. Min. I, p. 109)

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The removal order of Thomas Haines and Elizabeth his wife, from Chalfont St. Gyles’s to the parish of St. Michael’s in the liberty of St. Albans, co. Hertford, was quashed. (Sess. R. 111/48. Sess. Min. I, p. 110)

p. 41.  The removal order of Sarah Henwood and Sarah her daughter, aged one month, from Wooburne to Becconsfeild, was respited until the next sessions [see p. 12].  (Sess. Min. I. p. 110)

The surveyors of the highways of Aylesbury, were authorised to levy a rate of 6d. in the £1 on the inhabitants for repair of the highway in accordance with the Act.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 109)

p. 42.  Like orders for those of Stewkley and those of Walton.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 1ll, 112)

The complaint of William Church, Daniel Pontifex and Daniel Yate, all of Wooburne, concerning poor rates, was referred to the justices to determine at the next sessions. (Sess. Min. I, p. 109)

p. 43.  The petty constables were to return lists of those qualified to serve on juries, at the next sessions.

p. 44.  The Clerk of the Peace was to examine bills handed in to the Court for passing vagrants through the county, and report on them at the next sessions.

All issues set on jurors were spared, “in regard of a full attendance”.

The recognizance of Daniel Beamont of Eton, starch- maker, was respited until the next sessions.

John Clark, a prisoner, was discharged from the County gaol.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 1ll)

The indictments against the inhabitants of Stokemande- vile, Weston Turvile and Walton, for not repairing the London Road, were discharged.  (See. R. 106/17 and 111/54-56. Sess. Min. I, p. 108)

p. 45.  The appeal of Samuel Thead of Princes Risborough, tallow-chandler, was allowed [see p. 22].  (Sess. Min. I, p. 110)

p. 46.  [blank].

p. 47.  Indictments and traverses tried, traversed and confessed.

William Juggins of Wooburue, labourer, pleaded Guilty to two charges of selling ale without a licence, and was fined ls. 0d. on each.  (Sess. Min. I, p. 110)

Richard Wall, Alice Smith, Robert Harman and Elizabeth Sallary [see p. 26], pleaded Guilty and were fined ls. 0d., ls. 0d., 10s. 0d. and ls. 0d. (Sess. Min. I, pp. 1ll,112)

John Killingsworth [see p. 26], William Farey and

p. 48.  Hillersden Franks [see p. 21], traversed their indictments.

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Richard Miles and Thomas Goodman of Great Woolston and Edward Lane and John Babington of Sherrington, surveyors of Highways traversed the indictments against the inhabitants of those parishes, for not repairing the highways.

Fines and Issues.

The fines of those convicted on p. 47.

Recognizances entered into and respited.  (Sess. Min. I, pp. 109, 111)

Hillersden Franks of stoke Hamond, gentleman, William Farey of the same, labourer, and John Killingsworth of Iver, to prosecute their traverses at the next sessions.

John Short of Bletchley, baker, with Samuel Short of Northmarston as surety to appear at the next assizes.

Bennet Tompkins, John Judge and Rachel Turner accused John Short of stealing Tompkins’s ducks.  (Sess. R. 111/37)

Roger Jenyns, Clerk of Assize, certified that at the Oyer and terminer, held at Buckingham on 13 July, 1730, John Short of Newton Longville, indicted for duck-stealing, failed to appear.  (Sess. R. 111/42)

p. 49.  Richard Miles, Thomas Goodman, Edward Lane and John Babington, overseers of highways, to prosecute their traverses at the next sessions.

Daniel Beaumont of Eton, to answer for threatening Hercules Beaumont of the same, his brother; surety John Lincicomb of the same, turner.  (Sess. R. 111-/5.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 108, 112)

Recognizances discharged.

John Short of Bletchley to appear to answer to Bennet Tompkins of Newton Longville; surety John Walters of Teddington, co. Bedford.  (Sees. R. 111/17.  Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

Robert Harman of Aylesbury, dancing master to answer for assault; sureties William Brandon and Edward Twitchell, both of the-same, labourers.  (Sess. R. 111/16.  Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

William White of Wootton, blacksmith, to answer for assault on John Holt of Grendon, husbandman; sureties William Dover and John Low, both of the same,- husbandmen, John Holt to give evidence.  (Sess. R. 111/14,15.  Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

John Killingsworth of Iver, cordwainer, to answer for assault on Edeth, wife of Robert Parsons of Iver, cord- wainer; sureties Richard Killingsworth junior, cordwainer, and John Wells, labourer, both of the same.  (Sess. R. 111/13. Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

Edward Priest of Little Missenden, labourer, to answer for bastardy with Hester Floyd; sureties Joseph Henson, William Higgs and Philip Keen,-all of the same, husbandmen,

(Sess. R. 111/12. Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

William Kirby of Bierton, victualler, to appear with Elizabeth his wife, to answer for assault on Alice, wife of Thomas Burgess; sureties John Edmonds of Aylesbury, baker, and Thomas-Smith of the same, woollen draper. (Sess. R. 111/11.  Sess. Min. I, p. 107)

Thomas Read, innholder, with Charles Goldfinch and Richard Terry, tallow-chandlers, as sureties, Elizabeth Read, spinster, and Rowland Brassbridge, yeoman, all of Aylesbury, to answer to Mary, wife of the said Rowland Brassbridge.  (Sess. R. 111/7,8 and 10.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 107,108)

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John Scott of Chepping Wycombe, labourer, to answer for assault on William Darvall, constable; sureties Edward Stubble and Humphry Sumerfield, both of the same, labourers, as sureties.  (Sess. R. 111/6.  Sess. Min. I, p. 108)

Alice Smyth of Upton, spinster, to appear.  (Sess. R. 111/4, Sess.  Min. I, p. 108)

Charles Whitehall, yeoman, with Thomas Seare, carpenter, and Thomas George, yeoman, as sureties, John Hillersden, yeoman, with, William Burton and William Judge, yeomen, as sureties, John Judge, baker, with Newman Harris, yeoman, and the above William Judge, as sureties, and Abraham Tomlins, yeoman, with Robert Merry and Richard Willmoor, yeomen, as sureties, all of Padbury, to answer to Richard Smith of the same, esquire.  (Sess. R. 111/1-3,9.  Sess. Min. I, pp. 108, 109)

pp. 50-52.  [blank]

Bridewell Calendars.

Aylesbury Joseph West of Long Crendon; in custody.  (Sess. R. 111/36)

Buckingham Elizabeth Massy of Whaddon, “for Vice and Disorder”; discharged.  (Sess. R. 111/35)

Chepping Wycombe Matthew Ware and Henry Francklin. (Sess. R. 111/34)

Calendar of Prisoners to appear.

John Clark and William White.  (Sess. R. 111/47)

The justices certified that the highway between Womans Bridge and Aylesbury had been repaired.  (Sess. R. 111/52.  Sess. Min. I, p. 1ll)

Writs.

Jury writ.  (Sess. R. 112/18)

Writ of venire facias, see Appendix No. II.  (Sess. R. 112/19)

Writ of capias, see Appendix No. II.  (Sess. R. 112/20)

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Abaforth, Richard, 178

Abbott (Abbitt)

......, John, 58

......, Thomas, 31(2), 173

Abell, Richard, 43

Abney, Benjamin, 100

Abraell, John, 173

Abraham, Mary, 174, 177, 178, 179

Absence from Church, see Recusancy under Offences.

Absolam (Absolom)

......., James, 3, 10, 16, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 70, 75, 82, 94, 101, 112, 121, 130, 138, 143, 148, 159, 166, 175, 182, 190, 196

......., Richard, ix, 66

Adams, Hannah, 60

....., John, 20, 129 (2), 136, 158

....., Margaret, 16

....., Mathew, 7

....., Richard, 116, 129(2), 142, 158, 173, 186

....., Robert, 22, 32, 33, 46, 49, 55, 60, 67, 186

....., Thomas, 85, 158, 171, 187, 189

....., William, 32, 171, 195

Addington, 78

Addington, Matthew, 191

........., Sarah, 191

Adrey, John, 174, 178, 179

Adstock, 7, 14, 20(4), 46(2), 47, 55, 85, 108, 132, 136(2), 139, 146, 153, 173(2), 174, 177, 183

......., Minister of, 47

......., Petty constables of, 3, 10, 25, 55, 93, 94, 128, 130, 157, 188, 196

Ailwood (Ailewood), William, 99, 109

Aimis, Samuel; 171

Akely, 153

....., Petty constables of, 41, 81, 88, 95

Alanson, Robert, 137

Alcock, John, Minister of Iver, 119, 126

Alder, William, 174

Aldgate, 185

Aldridge (Alderidge, Alldrig)

........, Edmund, 25

........, John, 7, 80, 110, 118

........, Susannah, 195

........, Thomas, 5, 6, 57, 84(2), 105, 106, 133, 152, 177

........, Mr. 172

Alebery, Clemence, 171

Aled, John, 25

Alehouses, Keeping disorderly or unlicensed, see under Offences.  And see Inns.

Alford, John, 102

......, Edward, 102

......, Thomas, 102

......, Mary, 102

......, Elizabeth 102

......, Francis, 102

......, George, 102

Alibone, John, 45

Allen (Aullen)

....., Elizabeth, 154, 162

....., Isaac, 15, 21

....., Joan, 105

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Allen (Aullen) [continued]

....., Newman, 189

....., Richard, 73, 105, 117(2), 162

....., Robert, 129, 166

....., Samuel, 78

....., Thomas, 8, 20, 186, 192, 193

....., William, xiii, 27, 59, 93

Allnutt (Allnut, Alnutt)

......., John, 80, 92

......., Nathaniel, 74, 86

Allowances (by parish), 3, 4, 10, 50, 150

.........., Application for, 19

Almond (Amond)

......, Charles, 173

......, John, 189

......, William, 32

Alner, co. Berks, 145

Ambrosden, co. Oxon, 39

America, Transportation to, v, vi, 7, 9, 38, 82(2), 101(2), 108, 159, 181, 182

Amersham, 4, 17, 19, 28, 34(2), 36, 37, 42, 44, 66, 77, 79, 83, 119, 136(2), 160(2), 174(2), 181, 184, 186, 197

........, Bottom House in, 164

........, Charlois in, 37

........, Copperkins Lane in, 27

........, Meeting house at Woodenrow in, iv, 39

........, Petty constables of, 130, 196

........, Woodside in, 146(2)

........, Workhouse in, 19

Ames, Robert, 3, 11, 17, 28, 35, 49

Amsdel, Richard, 91

Anderson, Andrew, 98(2), 104

........, David, 140

........, John, 2, 10, 16, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 70, 75, 82, 90, 94, 101, 112, 121, 129, 130, 138, 143, 148, 159 , 166, 175, 182, 190, 196

......... alias Andrews, John, 142

........, Thomas, 194

Andrews (Andrew)

......., Edward, 134

......., Henry, 28, 43, 64, 115(2), 134

......., John, 59, 134, 157, 169(2)

......., alias Anderson, John, 142

......., Mary, 184, 185

......., Thomas, 123, 124

Annes, Samuel, 91

Anstee, John, 123, 124

Anthony, John, 55, 74, 89, 180

......., Mary, 86

Appleby (Apleby, Appelbee, Appulby)

......., John, 15

......., William, 23, 57

Apprenticeship, Disputes concerning, 4, 8, 51, 151

.............., References to, xiv, 21, 69, 85, 154, 180, 191

.............., Trading without, see under Offences.

Apsley, Henry, Lord, x

......, John, 23, 57, 90

Archer (Archerd)

......, Benjamin, 137

......, Thomas, 137, 187

Aris (Airis, Arris)

...., Edward, 129, 157

...., John, 8, 39, 45, 123, 124

...., Thomas , 45

Armistead, Robert, 100

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Army, Baggage of the, payments for carrying the, 27, 33, 41, 76, 82, 94, 112, 121, 130, 138, 143, 149, 159, 167, 182, 196, 197

...., Rates for, fixed, xiv, 27, 61, 161

...., Regiments in the, Cavalry, iv, 3

...., ......... .. ..., Dragoons, iv, v, 41, 82

...., ......... .. ..., Foot, v, 164

...., ......... .. ..., H.M. Regiment of Horse, iv, 76

...., ......... .. ..., commanded by the following persons:

. Evans, General, iv, 76, 127

Gore, Brigadier, iv, 82

Honeywood, Brigadier, 41

Kerr, Lord Mark, v, 179

Londonderry, Lord, iv, 3, 70

Morean, Major Moses, v, 164

Pendegrasse, Colonel, v, l54

Wade, General, iv, 130, 137-8

Arnold, Edward, 29, 30

......, George, 90, 157

......, John, 29

Arnott (Arnott, Arnot)

......, John, 24, 30, 129

......, Susannah, 45

......, William, 58

Arthur, John, 115

Ashburnham, John, 105 (5), 106

Ashby (Ashbey)

....., Ann, 99

....., Elizabeth, 60

....., Mathew, 60, 86

....., Thomas, 75, 100, 120

Ashendon, 16, 39, 72, 112(2), 122(2), 123, 124, 141, 145(2), 151

........, Petty constables of, 24

........, Hundred of, 41, 96, 102, 122, 151

........, ....... .., Bailiffs for the, 164

........, ....... .., Chief constables for the, 15, 21, 22, 32, 40, 48(2), 54(2), 69, 75(2), 87, 101, 111, 120, 127(2), 137, 148, 156, 166, 174, 181, 187, 195

Ashley, Thomas, 9

Ashley Green, 53(2), 141

...... ....., Petty constables of, 23, 57, 88, 128, 157

Ashpole, William, 22, 29(2), 30

Ashridge (Chesham), 39, 87

........, Petty constables of, 57, 157, 188

Ashwell, Richard, 88

Aspley Guise, co.  Bedford, 65, 152, 197

Assault, see under Offences.

Astell, Josias, 180

Aston Abbots, 36, 40, 44, 46, 47, 64, 88

..... ......, Petty constables of, 24, 55, 88, 128, 157, 188

..... ......, Windmill Hill in, 40

Aston Clinton, 5, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 32, 34, 41, 48, 49, 53(3), 54, 55, 64, 77, 82, 109, 118(2), 125, 126, 133, 134, 140, 164, 165, 186, 187

..... ......., Icknield Way in, 48, 54, 77

..... ......., Minister of, 126

..... ......., Petty constables of, 94, 138

Aston Mullins, 88

Aston Sandford, 30, 95, 102, 111

..... ........, Petty constables of, 23, 55, 88, 128, 157, 188

Astrope, co.  Hertford, 134

 

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Astwood, 136

......., Petty constables of, 49, 130, 138, 159, 166, 182, 190

Atherton, co. Hants, 30

Atkins (Atkyns), William, 18, 28, 37

Atkinson, Roger, 45

........, William, 146

Attaway, Abraham, 22, 88, 157

Atterbury, Henry, 57, 91

Attwood, John, 7, 146

......., Richard, 189

Atwell, John, 92, 129

......, William, 58

Austin, Edward, 67

Axtell, Elizabeth, 160

......, John, 160

......, William, 25

Aylesbury, iii, iv, vi, vii, ix, x, xi, xiv, 1(4), 4, 5, 6, 7(2), 11, 14(6), 18(3), 20(3), 21, 26, 36, 38(3), 40, 44(3), 46(5), 47(5), 51(6), 55(2), 60(2), 64, 65(3), 68, 71, 72(2), 73, 74, 76(2), 77(3), 80, 81, 83, 84(4), 85(2), 88, 98(2), 99, 100(2), 105(2), 106, 108, 116(3), 118(6), 119(2), 121, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 133(5), 134(3), 136(3), 138, 144, 146(6) 147, 151(2), 152(2), 160(2), 161, 164(2), 165(2), 167, 169, 171, 177(2), 178(2), 180(3), 181, 182, 184, 186(3), 191, 193, 195(4), 197(2), 199(3)

........., Assizes held at, 38

........., Bridewell at, iii, ix, 6, 12, 30, 37, 46, 52, 66, 98, 124, 135, 139, 140, 144, 145, 151, 153, 163, 169, 200

........., ......... .., Keeper of the, viii, 2, 9, 16, 26, 33, 40, 48, 59, 69, 81, 93, 101, 111, 120, 129, 138, 142, 148, 159, 166, 175, 181, 185, 189

........., Crown Inn at, iii, 37, 43

........., Curate of, vi, 47, 68, 99, 116, 132, 138, 143, 147, 148, 159, 166, 175, 182, 190, 196

........., Gaol at, see Gaol under County.

........., George Inn at, vi, x, 11, 28, 85, 133

........., Hogg Lane at, 85

........., Holman's alias Woman's bridge at, 21

........., Parish Clerk of, 47

........., Petty constables of, iv, 3, 94, 121, 127, 130, 166, 175, 194, 196

........., Pillory at, 114

........., Queen's Head Inn at, 171

........., Register of births for, 82

........., Sessions held at, ii, 1, 14, 20, 37, 38, 46, 50, 53, 67, 74, 80, 85, 99, 107, 108, 116, 118, 125, 136, 146, 155, 164, 180, 186, 194, 195

........., Surveyors of, 10, 35, 42, 70, 113, 144, 168, 193

........., Town Hall at, ii, 104, 107, 116

........., Vicar of, 1, 14

........., Walton in, 2, 165

........., ...... .., London Road, 198

........., ...... .., Surveyors of, 35, 70, 168, 198

........., White Hart Inn in, vii, 192

Aylesbury, Three hundreds of [i.e. Aylesbury, Risborough and Stone],

10, 41, 96, 122, 127, 151, 183

........., ..... ........ .., Bailiffs for the, 164

........., ..... ........ .., Chief constables for the, 3, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 26, 32, 40, 48, 54, 55, 69, 75, 88, 94, 101, 111, 120, 127(2), 137, 142, 148, 156, 157, 166, 174, 187, 195

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Aynho, co. Northampton, 112, 171

Ayres, Joseph, 15, 19

....., Thomas, 174

And see Eyres

Babb, Edward, 23

Babington, John, 199

Backhouse (Baccas)

........., Henry, 17

........., Richard, 187

Bacon, Phaniel (Minister of St. Laurence, Reading, co. Berks), 106

Badge, William, 14

Badger, Ann, 76

......, John, 2

......, Richard, 76

......, Thomas, 142

Bagley, Edward, 161, 169, 177

Bailey (Baily, Bayley)

......, Henry, 74, 118

......, John, 19, 87, 100, 109, 127

......, Lawrence, 25, 57

......, Philip, 9, 15, 18(3), 28, 35, 44(2)

......, Thomas, 22, 55, 101, 112, 119

Bainton, co. Oxon, 131

Baker, Daniel, 68, 110, 125

....., Edward, viii, 32, 36, 38

....., John, 1, 14, 45(2), 108, 165

....., Richard, 25, 65, 66, 114, 115, 141, 146, 155

....., Thomas, 7

....., William, 46, 108, 173, 194

Bakewill, William, 180

Balding, Newman, 153

Baldwin (Balldin)

......., Ann, 171

......., Hugh, 31, 32

......., Mary, 160

......., Robert, 170

......., Richard, 1

......., Samuel, 194

......., Thomas, 160, 171

......., William, 87, 127, 156, 157, 188

Ball, James, 112

...., John, 174, 181, 183

...., John (Minister of Chesham), 53, 107, 110

...., Thomas, 69

Bampton, Jeffery, 25, 28, 35(3), 36, 49, 55, 194

......., Thomas, 14, 22, 54

......., William, 23, 56, 58, 92

Banbury (Bunbury)

......., Martha, 98

......., alias Surman, Mary, xiii, 104

Banckworth, William, 136

Bankes, Lowde (Minister of Newport Pagnell), 53, 107, 115, 134

Banning, (Baning), Thomas, 128, 152

Bannister (Banister), John, 25, 56, 162, 188

Barden (Booden), John, 91

Barge, The Meal Cock, Sinking of, 131, 135

Barley, Solomon, 177

Barley End (Cottesloe), 128

Barlow, Richard, 24

Barnaby (Barneby), Thomas, 24, 123, 124

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Barnes (Barns)

......, Alexander, 32, 39

......, Charles, 194

......, George, 19, 124

......, Jeremiah, 185

......, John, 8, 93, 128, 157

......, Richard, 32, 94

Barnett (Barnett)

......, Henry, 12

......, Michael, 59, 93, 129

Barney, Henry, 8, 15

......, William, 163

Barnsley, Thomas, 23

Barrett, Thomas, 1, 67, 141

Barrow, William, 133, 134

Bartlett, John, 129(2), 142

Barton, Thomas, 3, 5, 12, 13, 80, 84(3), 86(2), 97, 173

Barwell, Richard, 17, 29(2), 30, 119(2)

Baskerley, John, 175

Bason (Basson), John, 39(2), 44(2), 129

Bass (Basse),

...., Richard, 133

...., William, 195

Bassett, Mary, 34

......., Philip, 34

Bastardy, see Maintenance Orders, and under Offences.

Batchelor (Bachelor, Batchellor, Batchelder)

........., John, 53

........., Joseph, 89, 128

........., Richard, 188, 195

Bate, Thomas, 99, 155

...., William, 84, 99

Bates, Benjamin, 171

....., Christopher, 80

....., Daniel, 186

....., Elizabeth, 171

....., James, 120

....., Jane, 132

....., John, 116, 117

....., Joseph, 76, 94

....., Philip, 56, 90

....., Rev. 171

....., Robert, 18, 19, 174

....., Thomas, 56, 180, 195

Bath, Matthew, (Minister of Maids Moreton), 31

Bathurst, Hon. Benjamin, x, 162

........, Hon. Henry, x, 162

Batson, Michael, 81, 120

......, Robert, 81

Batt, William, 164

Battams, William, 45

Batteshall, co. Derby, v, 154

Batting (Battyn)

......., James, 141, 157, 165, 187

......., John, 25, 56

Battison, John, 187, 195

........, Thomas, 73

Bawdrick (Badrick, Baderick, Bauderick, Baudrick, Bawdrik)

........, Robert, 24, 157, 188

........, Samuel, 24, 158, 174, 181

........, Thomas, 67

Baylis, Edward, 8

......, Thomas, 69

Beacham Wick, co. Northampton, vi, 153

Beachampton, 71, 107, 137, 153

..........., Minister of, 107

..........., Petty constables of, 24, 56, 89

 

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Beaconsfield, xi, xv, 2(2), 8, 10(2), 12(3), 14(2), 49, 54, 68, 69, 73, 86, 106(2), 116(2), 117, 123, 124, 125, 133, 134, 142, 145, 147, 152, 156(2), 160, 162(6), 172, 176, 190, 191, 194, 196, 197, 198

............, Meeting house at, iv, 86

............, Petty constables of, 23, 56, 89, 128, 149, 157, 188

............, Rector of, 125, 156

............, Turnpike road at, 168

............, Weavers Arms Inn at, xv, 191

Beale, William, viii, xi, 32, 36(2), 37, 38(2), 54(2), 61, 65(6), 66(3), 67, 73, 117(2), 127, 133, 135, 139, 174, 177, 178, 179

Beard, John, 178

Bearne, William, 2

Beasley (Beesly)

......., Thomas, 100

......., William (Prebendary of Maids Moreton and Whaddon), 8

Beaumont (Beaman, Beament, Beamont)

........, Daniel, ix, 128, 141, 142, 151, 157, 198, 199

........, George, 92, 189

........, Hercules, 199

........, blank, 5

Becher, Henry (Minister of Weburn), 106

Beck (Becke, Burk)

...., Daniel, 116

...., James, 21

...., Jane, 123

...., John, 18, 19, 22, 59, 70, 108

...., Joseph, 1

...., Mr. 171

...., Thomas, 108

Beckett, Dorrell, 167

......., Joseph, 88

......., William, 18

Beckley, Aaron, 194

......., Edward, 55

Beddall, James, 92, 129

......., John, 80

Bedder, Edward, 105, 106, 109(2), 110

......, Martha, 105

Beddles, Jonathan, 181

Bedford, William, 18, 19, 90

Bedfordshire, 83

............, Aspley in, 65, 72, 152, 197

............, Billington (Leighton Buzzard) in, 60

............, Bromham in, 83

............, Dunstable in, 139

............, Harrold in, 178

............, Heath and Reach (Leighton Buzzard) in, 160

............, Leighton Buzzard in, 113, 138

............, Maulden in, 34

............, Ridgmont in, xi, 153

............, Tilsworth, 131

............, Toddington in, 199

............, Woburn, 153

Bedwell, Richard, 90, 128

Beeston, John, 92

Belch, Ralph, 112

Belgrave, Cornelius (Vicar of Lavendon), 31

Bell, Anne, 45

...., George, 15, 19, 142

...., James, 19

...., John, 62, 152

...., Joseph, 1(2), 14, 68, 86, 99, 100, 109, 125

...., Widow, 170

...., William, 46

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Belling hamlet, Petty constables of, 89

Bellingdon (Chesham), 194

.........., Petty constables of, 23, 89, 128, 157, 188

Benbow (Bendbow), Wendover, 43, 87, 99, 103

Bence, John, 58, 92

Bending, Francis, 188

Benham, Thomas, 110

Benjamin, Thomas, 152

Bennell, John, 13, 19, 184

Benning, Thomas, 14(2), 80, 87, 118

Bennett (Benet)

......., Elizabeth, 5

......., Hester, 103

......., James, 57, 90

......., John, 67

......., Thomas, \ill\, 120 , 142

......., William, 31, 157, 188, 165

Bentley (Bently), John, 53, 90

Berkeley, co. Gloucester, 73

Berkhamsted, co. Hertford, 60, 119

..........., ... ........, Five Bells Inn at, iii, iv, 185

Berkhamsted St. Peters, co. Hertford, 60, 71, 76

Berkley, Edward, 189

Berkshire, Alner in, 145

........., Binfield in, 179

........., Bray in, 123, 197

........., Cookham in, 72, 78

........., Eastampsted in, 73

........., Maidenhead in, 138 196, 197

........., Milton in, 131

........., New Windsor in, 44, 76

........., ... ....... .., Minister of, 78

........., Old Windsor in, 49

........., Reading in, St. Laurence, Minister of, 106

........., ....... .., St. Mary's, Minister of, 160

........., Sonning in, 176

........., Staines in, 38(2)

........., Warwell in, 191(2)

........., Windsor, 169

Bernard (Burnard)

......., Henry, 23

......., Michael, 188

......., William, 45

Berrill (Berill), John, 136, 140

Berriman, Daniel, 107

Berringer, John, 167

Berry, Robert, 180

....., Thomas, 53, 155, 195

Beverell, Richard, 162

Bevyn (Bevin)

....., Abraham, 159, 166, 175, 182

....., Adam, 150

....., James, 3(2), 10, 26(2), 33, 34, 41, 42, 112

....., Philip, 41, 42, 49, 60, 70, 75, 82, 94, 101, 104, 130, 136, 138, 139, 143, 149, 151

Bewan, George, 59

Bicester, co. Oxon, 2, 112

Biddle, Robert, 1, 10, 22

Bidford, co. Warwick, 176

Bierton, x, 1(2), 7, 20(2), 51, 67(4), 81, 82, 108(2), 131(2), 152(2), 155(3), 168, 174, 186, 187, 199

......., Petty constables of, 24, 56, 76, 89, 121, 128 , 157, 188

Bigg (Big, Biggs)

...., Edward, 92, 158, 160

...., John, iv, 39, 63, 193

...., Joseph, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 44, 48(3), 65(2)

...., Mary, 160

 

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Bigg [continued]

...., Richard, 100

...., Stephen, 100

...., Thomas, 31, 47, 74

...., William, 136

Biggins, Anne, 45

Biker, Edward, 5

Bilby, Susannah, 45

Bill, William, 188

Billing (Billen, Billin)

......., Richard, 5, 19

......., William, 3, 5, 11, 12, 17, 19, 22, 29(2), 30

Billington, William, 80, 125, 173

Billington, co. Bedford, 60

Binfield (Bingfield), Francis, 22, 88, 100, 194

Binfield, co. Berks, 179

Binks, Judith, 150

Birch, John, 19, 20, 22, 54

....., Nathaniel, 134, 157, 188

....., Samuel, 23, 188

....., Stephen, 128

Bird, (Burd)

...., Abell, 1

...., Henry, 173

...., James, 15

...., Jeremiah, 114, 115

...., John, 110(2), 114(2), 115(2)

...., Jonas, 78(2)

Birdseye, Elizabeth, 191

........, John, 191

........, Leonard, 191

........, Mary, 191

........, Samuel, 15, 81

........, Thomas, 191

........, William, 191

Bishop, Augustine, 107

......, Joseph, 189

......, Lawrence, 39, 45

......, Mark, 25

......, Richard, 23

......, Thomas, 50

......, William, 74, 125, 133

Bishopstone, 112

Black, George, 72, 78

....., John, 71, 72, 78

....., Sarah, 64, 66(2)

Blackhead, Susan, 186, 192

Blackwell, Adam, 188

........., John, 122, 169, 170, 171(2)

........., William, 86

Blake, George, 170

....., Thomas, 43, 180

Bledlow, 1, 76, 77, 82, 104, 114, 124, 126

......., Minister of, 109, 126

......., Petty constables of, 76, 89, 94(2), 128, 138, 188

Bledlow Ridge, Petty Constables of, 128

Blencoe (Blincoe), John, 9, 57

Bletchley, ix, 2, 4, 20(2), 27, 36, 37, 38, 46(2), 51, 68, 118(2), 125(2), 141(4), 173(2), 194(2), 199(2)

........., Petty constables of, 33, 40, 120, 128, 167, 188

Blew, Edward, 68

Blick, Robert, 157, 188

....., Thomas, 85, 128, 188

Bliss, Rev. Nathaniel (Minister of Aylesbury), vii, 47, 68, 99, 100, 116, 118, 125, 132, 138, 143, 147, 159, 166, 175, 180, 182, 190, 196

....., Ralph, 62

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Blowing, Andrew, 51

Bluck, Stephen, 164, 180, 192, 195

Blunt, Richard, 187, 195

....., William, 174

Boarstall, 64

........., Petty constables of, 23, 56, 89, 128, 157, 188

........., Poor Folks Pasture at, 27, 61, 96, 132, 161, 192

........., .... ..... ....... .., New Trustees for, 33, 61

And see under Brill and Oakley

Boddy, Joseph, 120

Bodle, John, 179

Bolton (Boulton)

......, George, 56, 89

......, Henry, 123, 134

......, James, x, 155, 156, 161, 162

......, John, 90, 128

......, William, x, 155, 156, 161, 162

Bone, John, 147

Bond, Thomas, 188

Bonham (Bonnon), John, 23, 59

Booden, William, 53

Boot, Thomas, 62, 63

Booth, John, 23, 164, 187

Bostock, Mary, xiii, l04

Boston, co. Lincoln, 185

Boswell, Edward, 36(2), 37, 178

Botley, Robert, 48

Botley (Chesham), 53, 55, 88(2), 128, 156, 180(2)

......, Petty constables of, 23, 89, 137, 182, 188

Boughton, Amy, 3, 10

........, Thomas, 23, 45

........, William, 3, 10

Bourne, Thomas, 45

Boveney, 86(2)

......., Petty constables of, 15, 81, 120, 188

Bovingdon, co. Hertford, 34

Bovingdon (Beveington), Richard, 56, 128

Bowden, John, 20

......, William, 92

Bowell, Robert, 158

Bowen, John, 19

Bowler, Frederick, 83

......, John, 102

......, Toby, 19

Bowles, Francis, iii, 185

Bowry (Boury, Bowery),

....., Francis, 55

....., Samuel, 88, 133

Brace, John Thurloe, 28

Bracey, John, 158

Brackley, co. Northampton, 171, 182

........, ... ..........., St. Peters, 100, 105, 106

Bradbury (Bradsbuery), William, 128, 188

Bradenham, 3, 5, 11, 17, 102, 154, 160, 171, 198

........., Minister of, 68

........., Petty constables of, 25, 54, 56, 69, 87, 89, 157

........., Surveyors of, 87

Bradford, Francis, 51, 66

........, Robert, 107, 180

........, Thomas, 45

Bradley, Anne, 45

Brads, Moses, 184

Bradshaw, Ladyman, 47

Bradwell, x, 98

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Bradwell, x, 98

........, Petty constable of, 3, 94, 167

Bradwell Abbey, 172

........ ....., Petty constable for, 94

Bradwin, John, 151, 152

Bragnell cum Soulbury, 105

Brampton, Samuel, 47(2)

Brandon (Brandham, Brandum)

......., Henry, 171

......., John, 47

......., Joseph, 155

......., Thomas, 53, 58, 92, 118, 147

......., William, 39, 158, 159, 199

Brands Fee (Hughenden), 180

...... ..., Petty constables of, 24, 55, 89, 128, 157, 188

Brangwin (Brangwyn) Brangwell)

........, Edward, 55, 68, 88, 94

........, John, 67, 136

........, Richard, 174, 178

Brasbridge (Brassbridge, Bracebridge, Brasebridge)

.........., Joseph, 1, 14, 38, 74, 86, 147

.........., Rowland, 14, 74, 80, 118, 146

Bray, John, 158

Bray, co. Berks, 123

Brearly, Elizabeth, 95

......., Isaac, 95

......., Rebecca, 95

Brentford, co. Middlesex, 154, 193

Brice, George, 37

....., Richard, 1

....., Thomas, 1, 15, 47, 54, 68, 129

Brickett, Nathaniel, 26, 56

Brickhill, Bow, xi, 1, 45, 85, 86, 98, 105, 136, 146, 152, 153, 161, 197

........., ..., Meeting house at, Elme House iv, 15

........., ..., Petty constables of, 24, 56, 89, 128, 130, 188

Brickhill, Great, 1, 38, 47, 87, 131, 133, 186, 194(2)

........., ....., Petty constable of, 16, 121, 130, 148, 159, 167, 190

Brickhill, Little, xiii, 26, 67, 68

........., Petty constables of, v, 3(2), 10, 16, 33, 41, 60, 70, 75, 82, 94, 101, 106, 112 121, 130, 137, 138(2), 143, 149, 159, 166, 175, 182, 190, 196

Bricknell, Edward, 25

Brickwell, Thomas, 20, 53, 87, 110, 127, 156

Briden, Jeremy, 92

Bridewells, see under Aylesbury, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell and Wycombe, High

Bridges; Cranford, co. Middlesex, 160

.......; Denham, 16, 94, 130, 149, 177

.......; Holmans alias Woman’s, 21, 200

.......; Maidenhead, 160

.......; Thornborough, 112

Bridgett, Mary, 149, 150

Bridgewater, Scroope, Duke of, iii, 74, 80

Bright, Colonel John, 106

......, Robert (Minister of Weston Turville), 109, 110, 125

Brill, 2, 6, 7(2), 16, 20, 41, 48, 49, 53(3), 64, 78(2), 84, 85, 102, 110(2), 111, 114(3), 115(2), 123, 124, 131, 146, 155, 165, 167, 178, 180(2), 184, 187, 188

....., Brill Lane in, 180

....., Minister of, 110

....., Petty Constables of, 23, 56, 89, 120, 128, 130, 157, 197

 

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Brill, [Continued]

....., Poor Folks Pasture at, 27, 61, 96, 132, 161, 192

... And see under Boarstall and Oakley

Brincklow (Brinklow)

........., John, 136

........., Matthew, 99, 164

........., Richard, 98, 136

........., William, 28, 35(2), 36, 49

Brind (Brinn), Edward, 141, 169, 170, 171

Bristow, Sarah, 171

......., Thomas, 171, 195

Britnell, [blank], 58

Brittaine (Brittain, Britain, Brittan, Britten)

........., John, ix, 56, 69, 73, 89, 189

........., Thomas, 31, 92, 158, 165

Britwell (Burnham), Petty constables of, 56

Brombard, Robert, 129

Bromham, co. Bedford, 83

Bromley, Robert, 90, 101, 111, 128, 157, 158

Bromwell, Daniel, 170

Brooks (Brooke, Brookes)

......, Edward, 107

......, Jonathan, 31, 32

......, Joseph, 120, 125, 147

......, Thomas, 47, 74, 186

......, William, 14, 22, 46, 67, 118

Brotherton, John, 24

Broughton, 22, 81, 82, 155(3)

........., Petty constables of, 24, 56, 76, 82, 89(2), 121, 128, 157

Broughton, Jeremiah, 129, 158

Brown (Browne)

....., Amy, 161(2)

....., Christopher, 92, 129

....., Daniel, x, 56(2), 127, 128, 133(2), 134, 140, 161(2)

....., Edward, 158, 189

....., Edward (Minister of West Wycombe), 31

....., Francis, 103, 152

....., Henry, 48, 65

....., Jane, 3

....., John, x, 3, 25, 54, 65, 68, 72, 98

....., Mary, 78

....., Robert, 192

....., Samuel, 110

....., William, 1, 62, 91, 104(2), 109, 114, 118, 122, 124, 125, 127, 129, 156(2)

Browning, George, 51

Bruere, George, 95, 126

Bruges, Henry (Rector of Pitchcott), 14

Brunsden, Robert, 47

Bryant, John, 166

......, Richard, 165

......, Thomas, 171

Bryarwood, Thomas, 74, 80, 81, 86, 103

Buck, Edward, 134

Buckingham, viii, 21, 29, 41, 42, 49, 50, 60, 67, 76, 83, 94, 102, 116, 138, 149, 156, 170, 171(2), 174, 176(2), 194, 196(2), 197(2)

.........., Assizes at, vii, 140, 143, 166, 199

.........., Bridewell at, 6, 13, 19, 30, 46, 52, 66, 73, 78, 99, 108, 117, 124, 135, 140, 145, 153, 163, 170, 177, 183, 185, 200

.........., Fire at, 45

.........., Minister of, 100

.........., Sessions held at, 7, 31, 45, 106, 141, 173, 181, l82

.........., Town Hall at, ii, 104, 106, 107

 

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Buckingham, Hundred of, 10, 96, 122, 151, 183

.........., ....... .., Chief constables for the, 9(2), 15, 21, 22, 32, 40, 54, 55, 69, 75, 88, 101, 111, 120, 127, 128, 148, 157, 166, 174, 187, 195

Buckinghamshire, 76, 83

And see under County

..............., Appointment of, Bailiffs for, 164

..............., ........... .., Sheriff for, 11, 42, 43, 107, 162

Buckland, 55, 60, 64

........, Icknield Way in, 48, 54, 77

........, Petty constables of, 24, 56, 89, 157

Buckland, John, 44

........, William, 23, 59

Buckmaster, Christopher, 3, 11, 17, 28, 35, 43, 49, 50

.........., John, 3, 11, 17, 28, 35, 43, 49, 50

.........., Robert, 85

Bucknerd, Bernard, 191

Budd, Andrew, 165

Bull, Anne, 45

...., John, 155

...., Peter, 65, 72

...., William, 25, 158

Bunce, John, 1, 38(2), 58, 74, 92

Bunn, John, 90

...., Searank, 186, 188

Bunny, John, 57

Bunyan (Bunyon, Punion)

......, Ann, 86

......, Martha, 125

......, Mathew, 117

......, William, 63, 86, 97, 98(3), 99, 104, 106

Burcombe, John, 157, 165, 188

Burcott, 22

Burges (Burge, Burgess, Burgis, Brugis)

......, Aaron, 23, 55

......, Alice, 199

......, George, 158

......, John, 24, 56, 63, 89, 175, 192

......, Richard, 7, 48, 74, 155, 188

......, Thomas, 180, 195, 199

Burkett (Bucket, Berkett), Robert, 14, 15, 18, 171, 184

Burnham, xi, 18, 22, 34, 42, 55, 56, 72, 73, 78, 89, 109, 114 115, 139, 143, 147, 159, 160

......., Minister of, 109, 162

......., Petty constables of, 25, 56, 128, 181

Burnham, Hundred of, 96, 122, 151, 183

......., ....... .., Bailiff for, 164

......., ....... .., Chief constables for the, 10, 15, 16 21, 22, 26, 32, 33, 41, 49, 54, 55, 69, 70, 75, 87, 88, 94, 101, 102, 111, 120, 127, 128, 142, 148, 157, 166, 174, 187, 188, 195

Burnham, East, 64, 128

......., ...., petty constables for, 25, 56, 128, 195

Burnham (Burnom, Burnon)

......., Edward, 108

......., John Patten, 47, 51(3), 99, 100(4), 147

......., Richard, 117, 124

......., Thomas, 24, 51, 55

......., William, xii, 61(2), 118

Burrell, Alexander, Minister of Adstock, 47

Burroughs (Burrows)

......., Benjamin, 169

......., Timothy, 111

......., Thomas, 108

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Burt (Birt)

...., Elizabeth, 36, 37

...., Henry, 54

...., Mr. 171

...., Robert, 197

...., Thomas, 1, 32, 76, 95, 188

Burton, Francis, 115(2)

......, John, 65, 73, 123, 124, 134

......, Katherine, 152

......, Margery, 45

......, Widow, 171

......, William, 200

Busby, John, 18

Bush, Thomas, 1, 22, 38, 86, 194

Butcher, Daniel, 158

......., George, 34, 171

......., John, 131

......., Mary, 3

......, Richard, 141

......, Robert, 133, 134

......, Thomas, 3, 24, 26, 157

......, William, 172

Bute, Lord, x, 162

Butler, Daniel, 188

......, George, 162

......, John, 15, 18, 19, 100

......, Richard, 127, 188

Butt, Richard, 36, 37

Butterfield, Anthony, 106, 126

..........., Edward (Rector of Slapton), 28, 35(2), 43, 49

..........., John, 14, 22, 45, 64

..........., William, 39, 47

Button, Foulk, 62

Caldecote, 115

Callendine, David, 161

.........., Elizabeth, 160, 163, 166

.........., Thomas, 160, 166

Calverton, 22, 29(2), 30, 71, 73

........., Minister of, 119

........., Petty constables of, 8, 17, 33, 70, 138, 157, 188, 196

Campbell, Neal, 116

Canby, Robert, X, 39, 43, 44, 47, 50, 51, 123, 124

Cane, Joseph (Rector of Ludgershall), 186

Cann, Richard, 8

Cannon, William, 27, 155

Capell, John, 109, 134

Capon (Capor), John, 58

Capp, William, 155

Carew, George, 136, 140

Carey, George, 108

Carleton, Thomas, 154

Carter, Edmund, 53, 189

......, Edward, 157

......, Frances, iv, 2, 8(2), 15(2), 21, 32

......, Francis, 14

......, Henry, 19, 95(2), 148, 189

......, James, 131, 188

......, Jane, 176

......, John, 45, 122, 169, 170, 171(2), 181

......, Joseph, 176

......, Mary, 131

......, Sarah, 131

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Carter [continued]

......, Thomas, 20, 23, 32, 55, 57, 87, 91, 104(2), 114, 118, 122, 124, 125, 128, 137, 157, 189, 194

......, William, 19, 56, 90, 119, 126, 128, 155, 157, 180, 193

Cassell, Widow, 171

Castle Thorpe (Hanslope), 11

...... ......, Minister of, 110

...... ......, Petty constables of, 76, 94, 138, 142

Catherill, John, 194

Catworth, co. Huntingdon, 41

Caversfield, 2, 6, 11(2), 141, 173, 187

Chackmore (Radclive), 1, 38, 88, 108, 173(2), 174

........., Petty constables of, 33, 112

Chadd (Chad)

....., Edward, 129, 158

....., William, 148

Chaddock, Thomas, v, 154

Chalfont St. Giles, 2, 4, 5, 6, 68, 142, 180, 198

........ ... ....., London Road, 42

........ ... ....., Minister of, 116

........ ... ....., Petty constables of, 16, 81, 120, 142, 175, 190

Chalfont St. Peters, 3, 4, 27, 34, 67, 72, 74, 80, 87, 103(2), 104, 106, 112, 114, 125, 141(2), 144(2), 171, 176, 180

........ ... ......, London Road, 42

........ ... ......, Petty constables of, 40, 111, 121, 175

........ ... ......, Vicar of, 106

Chalkmore see Chackmore.

Chaloner, William, 100

Chamberlaine, Thomas, 4, 11

Chambers, Henry, xi, 147(2), 151, 153

........, Sarah, 150

Chandler, Edward, 19

........, Elizabeth, 49

........, Henry, 49

........, James, 12

........, Percival, 46, 80, 118

........, Richard, 87, 194

Chanells, William, 141

Channer, Mathew, 16, 22, 26, 53, 54, 87, 99, 125

Chapman, Thomas, 28, 43, 115, 134

Chappell, John, 131

........, Susannah, 131

........, Thomas, 3, 7, 11, 17, 28(2), 35, 43, 49, 131

Charge, John, 152

......, Richard, 153

......, Thomas, 181

Charndon (Twyford), Petty constables of, 25, 56, 90, 94, 128, 157, 188

Chsrsley, John, 162

Chartridge (Chesham), 19, 20, 38, 180

.........., Petty constables of, 23, 91, 137, 188

.........., Surveyers of, 83

Chater, James, 14

Chatham, The Earl of, iv

Chattaway, John, 38

Chearsley, 5, 16, 19, 53, 102, 111, 146(2), 180, 186

Checkley, John, 18

Cheddington, 22, 51, 55, 60, 87, 100, 108, 187

..........., Bean Highway in, 144

..........., Petty constables of, 26, 56, 93, 128, 157, 188

Cheese, John, viii, 21, 22, 28(2), 29, 31, 35, 36, 37

Chenies, 104

......., Petty constables of, 57, 90, 157, 188, 190

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Cherrington, Ferdinand, 114(2), 115

..........., James, ix, 113, 114(2)

Cherry, John, 189

Chertsey, co. Surrey, 196

Chesham, ix, 4, 5, 12(2), 17, 20, 38, 53, 54, 65, 66, 71, 72, 73, 78, 87, 98(2), 103, 106, 107, 112, 113, 119(2), 122, 124, 125(2), 127, 146, 147(2), 150, 187, 188, 194, 197

......., Copperkins Lane in, 27

......., Meeting houses at, iv, 21(2), 68

......., Minister of, 53, 110

......., Petty constables of, 3, 23, 32, 33, 57, 90, 128, 130(2), 138, 149, 157, 159, 182, 188, 196, 197

......., Waterside in, 186

......., ......... .., Surveyors of, 95

Chesham Bois, Petty constables of, 48

Chesham Moor, 136(2)

Chester, Austin, 41

......., Elizabeth, 41

Chetwode, 3, 14, 106, 153, 165, 178, 194

......., Petty constables of, 24

Cheynes, see Chenies.

Chibnall (Chubnall, Chybnall)

........, John, 80, 173

........, William, 173

Chicheley, Petty constables of, 121, 149, 167

Chilcott, John, 38

Child, James, 20, 80

....., John, 19, 182

....., Thomas, 14, 147

....., William, 186

Chilton, 16, 94, 95, 156, 161, 178

......., Petty constables of, 33, 120

Chilton, Edward, 23, 57, 91, 129, 188

......., John, 59, 74, 156, 178, 179

......., Richard, 64

......., Thomas, 186

Chinnor, Matthew, 32

Chinnor, co. Oxon, 12, 28, 37, 104, 124

Chinson, Anthony, 23, 57(2)

......., John, 174

Chipping Warden, co. Northampton, 149

Chittwood, see Chetwode

Chelesbury, 60

Chowne, Henry, 7

Chrichton (Critchton), John, 141, 165

Christmas (Chrismas)

........, John, 57

........, William, 129, 147, 186

Church, Elizabeth, 143

......, John, 80, 83, 84, 86, 97

......, Joseph, 139, 143

......, William, 191, 198

Church Brampton, co. Northampton, 95

Churchill, co. Oxon, 42, 102

Churchman, Thomas, 164

Cippenham, 162

........., Cippenham Court, Sessions held at, 162

........., Petty constables of, 25, 56, 89, 121, 128, 149, 188, 190

Clanvil, John, 51

Clare, J., 63

Clark (Clarck, Clarke, Clerk)

....., Charles, 14, 74, 133, 134, 175

....., Daniel, 23, 57, 81, 86, 88

....., Edward, vi, 64, 182, 192

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Clark (Clarck, Clarke, Clerk) [continued]

....., Elijah, 14, 31, 74, 108, 136

....., Elizabeth, 149

....., Francis, 44, 57

....., Henry, 134, 188

....., Jane, 2, 8, 54, 69

....., John, 7, 12(2), 22, 88, 174, 193(2), 198, 200

....., Josiah (Josias, Joshua), 28, 35, 37

....., Mary, 44, 45, 46

....., Michael, 181, 188

....., Mr. 172

....., Peter, 15

....., Richard xi, 39, 45, 147(2), 151, 153, 158

....., Sarah, 124

....., Thomas, 44(2), 46, 84

....., William, 24, 32, 55, 88, 89, 108, 109, 149, 173, 174

Clarksen, William, 22

Claydon, Botolph, 87, 121

Claydon, East, ix, 6, 51, 54, 60, 66, 87

Claydon, Middle, 88, 131

Claydon, Steeple, 7, 20, 22, 26, 88, 108, 113, 121, 123, 124, 153(2), 173(2), 178, 187, 194

......., ......., Petty constables of, 25, 56, 92, 94, 129, 158, 188

Clayton, Hester, 45

......., Mathew, 91

......., Ralph, 100, 156

......., William, 30

Clements (Clemens)

........, Anne, 193

........, Francis, 18, 19, 43, 80, 84(4), 147

........, John, 117

........, Richard, 193(2)

Clerk of the Peace, see under County.

Cleydon, John, 45

Clifton Reynes, Petty constables of, 24, 121, 159

Clisby, Ann, 176

......, Elizabeth, 176

......, Jane, 176

......, John, 176

......, William, 176

Clowes, John, 47

Clyffe, Thomas, 113

Coates (Coats)

......, Thomas, 22

......, William, 24, 123, 124

Coatnee, William, 175

Cobham, Rt. Hon. Richard, Lord Viscount, 64, 163

Cock, Elias, 90, 146

...., Henry, 68

...., Ralph, 81

...., William, 22, 128, 157

Coe, alias Lloyd, Catherine, 176(2), 177, 182, 183, 184, 185

..., ..... ....., William, 176, 177

Cogdell (Codgell), Henry, 53, 125, 128, 137, 157, 180, 187

Coker (Corker)

....., Robert, 157, 188

....., Simon, 192

Coloman, Joseph, 25

......., Ralph, 22, 188

......., William, 25

Colemare, W. (Minister of Edlesborough), 8

Coles (Cole, Coales)

....., Benjamin, 146

....., Edward, 91, 144, 148

....., John, 107, 136, 165

....., Joseph, 81, 86, 97, 98, 99, 104, 105, 158, 189

....., Michael, 111, 119, 133

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Coles (Cole, Coales) [continued]

....., Richard, xi, 81, 86, 97, 98, 99, 104, 106

....., Robert, 53

....., Samuel, 6

....., Thomas, 15, 31, 57, 108, 119, 123(2), 124, 148, 178, 180, 187 195

....., William, 7, 20, 114(2)

Coleshill, Bridget, 3, 10, 16, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 70, 75, 82, 94, 101, 112, 121, 130, 138, 143, 147, 148, 159, 166, 175, 182, 196

........., John, 3, 10, 16, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 75, 82, 94, 101, 112, 121, 130, 138, 143, 147, 148, 159, 166, 175, 182

........., Thomas, 186

........., Waring, 109(2)

Coley, William, 45

Collett, Henry, 26, 66

......., Sarah, 45

Collier, Richard, 129

Collingridge, Thomas, 161

Collins, Abigail, 163