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Reference Q/A
Held by Kent History and Library Centre
Creators Canterbury Quarter Sessional Division, c 1350-1797; Maidstone Quarter Sessional Division, c 1350-1797; Kent Court of Quarter Sessions, 1797-1814; Kent Court of Annual General Session, 1814-1971



COURT IN SESSION  Q/S  [n.d.]

SESSIONS PAPERS  Q/SB  [n.d.]

Contents:
These bundles of miscellaneous Quarter Sessions papers consist of drafts and loose papers connected with the business transacted by the justices and the clerk of the peace at Qarter Sessions and in-between the sessions. They also contain some financial papers and some documents acquired as a result of registration or deposit with the clerk of the peace.
The history of these papers is obscure because of a number of rearrangements. It would appear that originally they formed part of composite Sessions files in which different classes of record were separately filed as independant series within the whole. After 1945 it was decided to bind the records and the papers were re-sorted for this purpose. At the time of Calendaring (1976 - 1978) it has seemed right to keep papers of a particular class together for ease of reference.
Because of the storage of these documents in the vaults at Maidstone Town Hall before 1800 a few stray items relating to Maidstone Borough Sessions have found their way into the bundles.

Sessions Papers  [no ref.]  1640-60

[bound series]

Contents:
The bulk of the documents consists of depositions and petitions; many of the latter from maimed soldiers for relief. Applications for ale house licences and for relief from the county funds for fire damage also took the form of petitions.
Other types of documents of which there are some in these bundles include:-
Calendars of prisoners
Justices' warrants for apprehension
Presentments of individual justices, grand and hundredal juries
Drafts of orders
Correspondence
Certificates of highway repairs
Bills mainly constables bills or for medical attention to prisoners

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/1  1639-50

Contents:
Earliest document dated 8 Jan. 1638/9 is a presentment of hundred jury of Faversham (f. 1)
Order for particulars of offences to be returned by Justices of the Peace or Gaol Delivery to the Lord Chancellor for the information of parliament, 1646 (f. 10)
Letter from Algernon Sydney supporting the petition of a maimed soldier (f. 31)
Petition of the poor of Canterbury that an order to be made for farmers to bring their corn to Canterbury market as there is a shortage there (f. 43)
Petition of a former treasurer of maimed soldiers for an increased allowance and abatement of some of the money he owes, 165 (f. 58)
Examination concerning the theft of gunpowder by a coroner at the powder mill at Ospringe, 1650 (f. 84)

Depositions  Q/SB/1/1  9 January 1649/50

Contents:
John White of Waltham, concerning John Hughes, supposedly lost on 16 June 1645 while in his service.

Depositions  Q/SB/1/2  9 January 1649/50

Contents:
John Hughes of Stamford, father of the servant John Hughes, concerning the above case.

Depositions  Q/SB/1/3  23 February 1649/50

Contents:
George Young of Wye, on behalf of John White of Waltham, concerning the above case. That he had seen the servant John Hughes "about Midsomer last was Twelve moneth" on Woodchurch Green

Depositions  Q/SB/1/4  1 March 1649/50

Contents:
a) John Algor of St. Nicholas, Isle of Thanet, concerning two bushels of peas taken from Mr. Cullin's barn, of which theft, he and William Coman(e) are suspected. b) William Coman(e) of the same place, as above

Depositions  Q/SB/1/5  1 March 1649/50

Contents:
a) John Bridges of St. Nicholas, Isle of Thanet, concerning the above case. b) Robert Kevesbe, as above. c) John Page, as Q/SB/1/4

Depositions  Q/SB/1/6  25 March 1650

Contents:
Thomas Moore of Folkestone, concerning the theft of a fat sheep from William Read of Folkestone, found in pieces in the house of Robert Bishop of Capell Lefearne.

Depositions  Q/SB/1/7  27 March 1650

Contents:
William Mihill of Ferning, County Essex, concerning the loss of his bay gelding from his land at Veeringbury, Essex, which he suspected was stolen by a John Seltar, alias Cutbeard and Samuel Waller of Cogshill, Essex.

Depositions  Q/SB/1/8  22 April 1650

Contents:
a) Richard Wellard, late of Lewes, county Sussex, concerning the suspected theft of 18 fat sheep from a Mrs. Downe of Norton, Sussex. b) Richard Reeve, borsholder of Ospringe regarding the same case. That Richard Weller had confessed to stealing the 20 ewes and 20 lambs he was found with in the High Street of Ospringe

Depositions  Q/SB/1/9  10 May 1650

Contents:
a) John Dad and John Williams, both of Seasalter, concerning the theft of 4 sheep from John Furner of Whitstable, which were found in pieces in the house of Anne Dunning, by themselves and others, and that Anne had confessed that the mutton was stolen. b) John Furner of Whitstable, concerning the same case. c) Anne Dunning of Seasalter, concerning the same case. Alleges that an Alice Payne and a Thomas (whose surname she did not know) had brought the sheep to her house and killed them there. They had left the meat salted in the bran tub saying they would return and she never saw them since

Depositions  Q/SB/1/10  2 June 1650


Related information: see Q/SB1 1/15

Contents:
John Smithson, concerning the theft by himself, Nicholas Edwards and Henry Scott, of a sheep from lands in Mersham called 'Childerhurst' from lands in Mersham called 'Childerhurst' belonging to a Dr. Allen

Depositions  Q/SB/1/11  13 June, 1650

Contents:
a) Thomas Keyes of Smeeth, concerning the setting of a net by William Terry, in the grounds of Edward Scott, on Brabourne Leese. b) Richard and William Fagg, brothers, of Smeeth, concerning the above case

Depositions  Q/SB/1/12  28 June, 1650

Contents:
Margaret, wife of Richard Finch, from near Boughton under Blean, concerning the theft of gunpowder from the powder mill at Ospringe, owned by Mr. Daniell Judd of London, by her husband and their subsequent selling of it.

Depositions  Q/SB/1/13  16 July 1650

Contents:
a) Robert Peartree, of Kent Streete, concerning the theft of certain goods from Sarah Foreman, found on his person, but which he claims were given to him by a stranger, to take to Faversham. b) Mary Peartree, wife of Robert, concerning the same case

Depositions  Q/SB/1/14  17 July 1650

Contents:
a) Sarah Foreman of Newneham, regarding the same case, includes list of articles stolen from her house. b) Thomas Streete of Newneham, regarding the same case. He was responsible for apprehending Peartree. c) Thomas Spence of Newneham, regarding the same case

Depositions  Q/SB/1/15  21 July 1650


Related information: See Q/SB/1/10

Contents:
Joan Scott of Mersham, widow, concerning the search of her house for stolen goods which her son Henry and a certain Smithson admit to have taken from Dr. Allen's property.

Petition  Q/SB/1/16  22 July, 1650

Contents:
Randalye Gregorie, 81 years old, in St. Dunstan's prison, Canterbury, to Sir Michael Lucy, "Knite and barenet of the onerable house of parlement"; that 4 men should pay a fine of £340 to the Archbishop's Court of Canterbury, for contravening an Act of 43 Elizabeth (1600/01), re-enacted by the present Parliament
Note that the petition is absurd.

Petition  Q/SB/1/17  23 July 1650

Contents:
William Russell, Treasurer of maimed soldiers for 16 years, that he should not be charged the £200 for his non-appearance in giving his account, and that he be given a year to pay the other £11 owing, asking them to take his services to the country into consideration
Note the money to be paid within one month, and fined £5 for not giving his account.

Petition  Q/SB/1/18  23 July 1650

Contents:
Inhabitants of Brookland, that an order be taken out that Jane Moone, who had taken on Mary Button as apprentice while her husband, Robert Moone, was alive, and was paid £9 to keep the girl but kept the money and returned the girl, should return the money or keep the girl
Note that Jane Moone to pay 40s. to the Overseers of the Poor and Mary Button to be looked after by the parish.

Petition  Q/SB/1/19  23 July 1650

Contents:
Mayor and Jurats of Faversham, that John Taylor, the bearer of the petition, a freeman of the port of Faversham, had been arrested and was to appear at Court concerning the disrepair of the highways. Beg that he be discharged, as they are very careful to keep their highways in good order

Petition  Q/SB/1/20  25 July 1650

Contents:
The graziers and butchers of Canterbury, that Thomas Cogger of Aldington be granted a licence to victual, as they have to collect their cattle from Romney Marsh each week, and there is no convenient resting place en route
Note that 2 or 3 J. P. 's to confer.

Petition  Q/SB/1/21  n.d

Contents:
William Laurence, that he be given an annual pension on account of the severe war wounds he received when a soldier in Taunton, Somerset
Note that he be paid 40s.

Petition  Q/SB/1/22  n.d

Contents:
George Bartlett of Willesborough, that he be given a regular and permanent pension, instead of the irregular amounts he has been receiving, for his injuries while a soldier at Shornclifee
Note that 10s. in hand, and 20s per annum be paid twice a year, until the order is countermanded.

Petition  Q/SB/1/23  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Cocke of Sturry, that he be allowed to beg for charity, due to his great misfortune in having two houses burned down, and having suffered, together with his wife, from serious illnesses. 8 signatures from Sturry testify to his good behaviour
Note that he be given £5.

Petition  Q/SB/1/24  n.d

Contents:
Elizabeth Newson, widow of William Newson, that she be paid an annual pension for the term of her widowhood, as her husband, a gunner during the seige of Dover, had been killed, and left her a widow with 4 small children
Note that she be given £3.

Petition  Q/SB/1/25  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Goaringe and Thomas Edmonds, Overseers of the Poor for the parish of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, for the previous year, that they be granted the right to raise the extra 38s. 9d. spent out of their own pockets during their term of office
Note that the matter be referred to 2 or 3 of the J. P's.

Petition  Q/SB/1/26  n.d

Contents:
John Wake, that he may be relieved by the parish of Chartham, as his long term of ill health has prevented him from providing properly for his wife and family. 14 signatories from Chartham testify to his being a good householder, and having relieved the poor
Note that 40s be allowed.

Petition  Q/SB/1/27  n.d

Contents:
Clare Horsely, that she be freed from the house of correction, where she was sent when she struck her ex-employer's maid in self defence, on her return to see her ex-employer after having been sent to get rid of his baby in Sittingbourne
Note that she is to remain.

Petition  Q/SB/1/28  n.d

Contents:
Parishioners of Aldington, that they may be granted an order to reconvey to Rye, John Robertes of Rye, who fell ill while working there and had been secretly conveyed to Aldington
Note that he had no right to a settlement at Aldington.

Petition  Q/SB/1/29  n.d

Contents:
William Bradbury of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, that he may keep a victualling house there, at the sign of 'The Three Cups', an old victualling house he has hired for the purpose. 14 signatories from the parish of St. Dunstan testify to his sobriety and honesty
Note that it was done.

Petition  Q/SB/1/30  n.d

Contents:
The people of Canterbury, that farmers and cornmongers be obliged by law to sell their corn, of which they have plenty, though very little comes into the market at Canterbury, and many of the people of Canterbury, are starving for want of it
Note that the parties attend the justices.

Petition  Q/SB/1/31  n.d

Contents:
Valentine Marlow of Newington, that the Justices assist him to obtain a levy, imposed on the previous owner of his land, Edward Duck, to repair the Church, which has now fallen by default on Marlow himself
Note that the next Justice may do it.

Petition  Q/SB/1/32  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Kingsford of Canterbury, that he may obtain the position of treasurer of the prisoners of the Upper Bench and Marshalsea, for maimed soldiers and Mariners
Note that Kingsford is chosen, and that he had given as security the name of Alderman Polhill, and that a Bond had been drawn up for his remuneration. That 2 of the JP's are to take his account.

Petition  Q/SB/1/33  n.d

Contents:
Elizabeth Knight of Sturry, that she should be given back pay, and continuation of payment, of the 2s per week in the summer, 2s 6d. in the winter, granted to her by the previous overseers of the Poor, but refused by the present ones for the last 9 weeks
Note 2 or 3 J. P's to hear, and settle the payment.

Petition  Q/SB/1/34  n.d

Contents:
Inhabitants of the borough of Longport, that they may be granted a weekly allowance for the poor, either from the inhabitants of the precinct, Canterbury, or from Lady Wotton, who lives in Longport, or from adjacent hundreds, to compensate for the £3 p. a. they had lost
Note that the matter be referred to 3 J. P. 's.

Petition  Q/SB/1/35  n.d

Contents:
George Bingham and Edward Baker, highway surveyors of St. Martin's near Canterbury, that they be reimbursed at least part of the £20 they have paid out already on repairing the highway from the County Stock
Note that they are to get £6.

Petition  Q/SB/1/36  n.d

Contents:
Inhabitants of Hoath, that Ford Park, which lies in their parish, and has never been chargeable for the poor rate, should be so, in order to help support the many poor families of Hoath
Note that these lands outght to be, and should in future be, taxed.

Petition  Q/SB/1/37  n.d

Contents:
Mary Vaughan of Harbledown, that the Court assist her to retrieve the clothing stolen from her by Anne Standly
Note that if she desires it, she is to have a'petition of Right' if she pleases.

Petition  Q/SB/1/38  n.d

Contents:
'Mr. Launcelot Keniston of the parish of Holy Crosse de Westgate Chynirgeon' that his bill for £6.10s. for curing poor people and prisoners, testified to by John Crofts, keeper of the gaol, should be paid
Note that the bill is allowed.

Petition  Q/SB/1/39  n.d

Contents:
Roger May, that his master, an Earl, whom he had served as falconer for four years without any pay, should either appear before the next Sessions, or else have the case referred to some county J. Ps. for refusing to pay the wages due and also for having May beaten up
Note that the case referred to 2, 3 or 4 J. Ps.

Petition  Q/SB/1/40  n.d

Contents:
Andrew Hills of Preston next Wingham, that he be given a licence to sell bread, other food and beer, which in fact he has done for many years. 4 signatories testify to his good life and behaviour
Note 'Licensed at the signe of the 3 Shieres where he liveth'.

Petition  Q/SB/1/41  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Rowe of Westmarsh, Ash next Sandwich, that he be granted a license 'to victuall' in his parish, where there are no other licensed premises. States that he is now 60, has lived in the parish for 30 years, whe where he has worked diligently.
Note ? 'non succedit'

Petition  Q/SB/1/42  n.d

Contents:
Parishioners of Ash next Sandwich, that Thomas Rowe be granted a license to sell beer, which he had done for a long time, until recently Thomas St. Nicholas J. P. had forbidden him from going so.
19 signatories vouch for the character of Rowe and his wife.

Petition  Q/SB/1/43  n.d

Contents:
John Smith and Henry Wickes, borsholders of Westgate hundred, that they be reimbursed the £6 they have spent in punishing and conveying rogues and vagabonds and in relief to maimed soldiers passing through the parish.
Note that the case be referred to 2 or 3 JPs to examine.

Petition  Q/SB/1/44  n.d

Contents:
John Harris of Stalisfield and Thomas Harris of Lenham, that they be paid the wages owed to them by Thomas Jeffery of Statisfield, who hired them as labourers. That Mr. Nevill has examined their case, and found their allegation to be well founded.

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/45  8 August, 1649


Related information: see Q/SB/1/48.

Contents:
Thomas Denne, to Constables and Borsholders, of Felborough hundred. Instruction to apprehend Walter Marden and bring him before a JP, as he had made Katherine Bayly of Chilham pregnant, and was now suspected of fleeing the county

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/46  17 July 1650

Contents:
A. S. Sydney to Sir Michael Livesly, that he should relieve the widow of William Newson, a gunner, killed defending Dover Castle, and her three small children.

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/47  20 July 1650

Contents:
Thomas Denne, to the constables and borsholders of the hundred of Bleangate, that they apprehend Stephen Smith of Hearne, suspected of stealing 2 sheep and bring him before Denne or another J. P.

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/48  23 July 1650


Related information: see Q/SB/1/45.

Contents:
Francis Lovelace, to the Clerk of the Peace, that the bearer of the letter is Walter Marden who has bound himself over, and whom Lovelace hopes will now be discharged of his fees

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/49  23 July 1650

Contents:
'Whitt' Wood to the constables of the hundred of Westgate, for Daniell Chilton to appear at the next Sessions at Canterbury, to prefer a bill of Indictment and give evidence, against Anne Allard, concerning felonies committed by her.

Correspondence  Q/SB/1/50  25 July 1650

Contents:
Thomas Denne to Andrew Broughton, that John Smith the bearer of the letter, was surety for the appearance of Anne Allard at the next Sessions.

Certificate  Q/SB/1/51  20 July 1650

Contents:
That the inhabitants of Buckland-next-Dover have mended the highway in their parish, following an order at the previous Sessions.

Certificate  Q/SB/1/52  22 July 1650

Contents:
That Thomas Harryson and Edward Prescott of Guston were fined for the decay of the Dover-Sandwich road called Frith Lane, on behalf of their parish, at the previous Sessions, and which is now well repaired.

Certificate  Q/SB/1/53  23 July 1650

Contents:
(a) That William Salmon had done the four days' work on the highways owed by John (Foard?), and that Stephen Freeth had also done the work for Henry Bruerstreet. b) That Michaell Livesey had done the three days' work returned for Minster parish

Certificate  Q/SB/1/54  n.d

Contents:
That Thomas Sowthouse, son of Christopher Sowthouse the younger, was baptised at Selling, 24 February 1574.
Note 1) That Thomas Sowthouse discharged of the duty of constable for Boughton under Bleane, because of his age, and Edward Gyles chosed in his place.
2) that Peebble [sic] was chosen in Symon's place.

Presentment  Q/SB/1/55  8 January 1638/39

Contents:
The Hundred of Faversham, regarding: 1) the hindering of free passage on the Ospring-Eastling highway. 2) the upkeep of the beacon at Woodnesborough.

Presentment  Q/SB/1/56  7 January 1639/40

Contents:
The inhabitants of Faversham, Preston and Boughton under Blean regarding the disrepair of the Preston-Boughton highway.
Note that they ought to repair the road.

Presentment  Q/SB/1/57  8 January 1639/40

Contents:
Jury of Canterbury, that James King, constable of Blackbourne hundred, has not paid the 16s. 3d. due for maimed soldiers.
Note: 'billa vera'

Presentment  Q/SB/1/58  8 January 1639/40

Contents:
Jury of Canterbury, that the parishioners of Willesborough have neglected the upkeep of Swaleford Bridge.
Note: 'billa vera'

Presentment  Q/SB/1/59  11 February 1639/40

Contents:
Jury of Canterbury, that Thomas Woodward, Richard Kingsland and Robert Kingsland, all of Throwley, have not paid their gaol rate for West Kent.
Note that it be referred to four of the Justices, or any two of them.

Presentment  Q/SB/1/60  n.d

Contents:
Elizeus Burges, Archdeacon of Rochester, regarding: 1) the hindering of free passage on the Dartford-Crayford highway by William Smerson of Dartford. 2) The neglect of the Dartford-Bremthe highway by William Burges, Thomas Andrewes, John Sudder, and Richard Page, surveyors of the highways of Dartford. 3) Stephen Beacham of Dartford, for setting short measure of lime.

Draft Order  Q/SB/1/61  1 April 1644

Contents:
At London Quarter Sessions [sic] Order for acquittal of Timothy Drakes of London, labourer for burgling 100 1bs. cinnamon from a house in Broad Street. Names of witnesses on both sides. [Latin]

Draft Order  Q/SB/1/62  20 January 1645/46

Contents:
That J. P's. on gaol delivery should periodically certify the names and offences of those whom they think should be pardoned, to the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, who will inform Parliament.

Draft Order  Q/SB/1/63  8 January 1649/50

Contents:
Concerning the settlement of Jane Andrewes: that she is to remain at Waltham until all the witnesses are called and her place of settlement decided, whereupon her new parish of settlement must reimburse Waltham.
Footnote: to renew the order.

Draft Order  Q/SB/1/64  4 July 1649

Contents:
Grant of a licence to John Parker of Godmersham, victualler, ordering him to enter into a recognizance; also warning of possible proceedings against Robert Shasted of Godmersham, an unlicensed ale-house keeper.
Note: 'suppressed'

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/1/65  1650

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar of prisoners in Canterbury gaol, names of J. P.'s committing them, offences committed, and verdicts passed (in note form).

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/1/66  1650

Contents:
Post-trial Calendar of prisoners: 14 names, grouped under 4 different headings for punishment - 'for Judgement', 'for Clergy', 'To be branded', and 'Petty... flagellation'.

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/2  1651-2

Contents:
Depositions concerning Katherine Wilson of Boughton Aluph, widow, accused of bewitching George Cheesman; also of Dorothy Rawlins of Canterbury accused of bewitching Nicholas Widgier; also of Wilman Worister of Ashford accused of bewitching Sarah daughter of John Harris (ff. 14-15, 27, 52-3)
Petition of the inhabitants of the parish of Ickham that the inhabitants of the parish of Well should pay poor rates to Ickham (f. 94)
Letter from the Captain of the frigate Dragon concerning the non appearance of certain members of the crew bound over to appear at Canterbury Sessions concerning the death of another member of the crew at Sholden (f. 102)

Depositions  Q/SB/2/1  30 May 1651

Contents:
Robert Bigge of St. John Thanet, butcher, concerning his recent marriage and his acquaintance with Elizabeth Castle

Depositions  Q/SB/2/2  22 July 1651

Contents:
a) James Barber of Challock denying that he set fire to Christopher Hamon's Malt house b) Mary, his wife, making the same denial

Depositions  Q/SB/2/3  31 July 1651

Contents:
a) Alice Hogbin of Capell, concerning the alleged assault of William Hogbin by his father and his subsequent death b) Catherine Howe of Hougham, concerning the same. She saw Thomas Hogbin strike his son several times, and was told by William that his father had driven him out of his home c) Sarah Benskin of Hougham who saw the body of William Hogbin and claims that his back was black with plasters which had been put on it d) Mathew Boyman of Hougham, weaver, who saw Thomas Hogbin ill-treat his son e) Mary Flagg of Hougham, who found William Hogbin lying under a hedge. He refused to go home, but went instead to his grandmother f) Ellis, wife of Robert Parker of Hougham, husbandman, who repeats Benskin's statement

Depositions  Q/SB/2/4  2 August 1651

Contents:
Thomas Hogbin, the accused, concerning the death of his son. Denies ill-treating him or being cause of his death

Depositions  Q/SB/2/5  8 August 1651

Contents:
Ann Downes accused with Bridget Stoute of stealing linen from Sarah Cray's house, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/6  8 August 1651

Contents:
Bridget Stoute, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/7  8 August 1651

Contents:
Sarah Cray of Leaveland, accusing Downes and Stoute of entering her house and stealing linen

Depositions  Q/SB/2/8  9 August 1651-8 December 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/34

Contents:
a) Mary Morgan of Canterbury concerning quarrel between John Sharpe and George Slowman and the death of Slowman's wife b) Mary Harloe of Canterbury concerning the same. Claims that Sharpe's wife struck Slowman's wife c) George Slowman of Longport, gentleman, who claims that the injury given by Mrs. Sharpe had been the cause of his wife's miscarriage and death

Depositions  Q/SB/2/9  14 August 1651

Contents:
Mary, wife of Richard Dowtie of St. Lawrence, Thanet, husbandman, accused with Margaret Gisbie of stealing barley, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/10  14 August 1651

Contents:
Margaret Gisbie of St. Lawrence, Thanet, widow, concerning the same, also denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/11  14 August 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/22

Contents:
a) Thomas Goldffinch of St. Lawrence, Thanet, accusing Dowtie and Gisbie of theft of barley b) John Joade of St. Lawrence, Thanet, husbandman, who searched the houses of Dowtie and Gisbie with the borsholder and found quantities of barley in both

Depositions  Q/SB/2/12  16 August 1651

Contents:
a) Anthony Harlott of Guernsey concerning the accusation of witchcraft against Wilman Worslter [Worcester] of Ashford by John Harris b) Deborah Swayne, wife of Albert Swayne of Ashford innholder. Saw Harris' daughter in a fit and heard her cry out against Wilman Worsiter c) Amy Godfrey, wife of John Godfrey of Ashford, gentleman, saw Harris' daughter when ill and heard her accuse Worsiter of tormenting her d) Susanna Harris, wife of John Harris, whose daughter Sarah, aged thirteen, was overcome by fits. Suspects Worsiter of having power over her e) Wilman Worsiter, wife of George Worsiter of Ashford, sawyer. Summoned to the child's bed-side. Denies charge of witchcraft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/13  16 August 1651

Contents:
a) Elizabeth Widgier of Canterbury concerning accusation of witchcraft against Dorothy Rawlins b) Margaret Ken of Canterbury, who saw Nicholas Widgier before he died and heard him say that Rawlins had bewitched him c) Mary Hollandine, wife of Andrew Hollandine of Canterbury, brasier, claiming that Rawlins had a reputation as a witch d) Mary, wife of Thomas Blyth of Canterbury, brewer, concerning the same e) Joan, wife of Richard Claringhold of Canterbury, labourer, repeating that Rawlins was a reputed witch

Depositions  Q/SB/2/14  4 September 1651

Contents:
a)Katherine Wilson of Boughton Aluph, accused of witchcraft b) George Cheeseman, accusing Wilson of bewitching his son c) Anthony Harlett, regarding the same

Depositions  Q/SB/2/15  17 September 1651

Contents:
a) Matthew Austin of Wye, maltster, regarding the theft of his sheep, accusing John Ginman b) John Ginman, claiming that his dog found the sheep and savaged it until almost dead, Ginman took sheep home
Memorandum that Austin was bound over to keep the peace in a surety of £20, being required to prefer a bill of indictment against Ginman

Depositions  Q/SB/2/16  2 October 1651

Contents:
a) Alexander Binge of Canterbury, labourer, concerning the theft of his wheat b) Elizabeth, wife of the above, regarding the same c) Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander, claiming that she recognised her father's wheat among gleanings of Sarah Wyett d) Sarah Wyett, the accused, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/17  3 October 1651

Contents:
Robert Newman of Ickham, confessing to the theft of shirts from a hedge

Depositions  Q/SB/2/18  4 October 1651

Contents:
Adam Pickle of Ickham, labourer, confessing to the theft of shirts, naming also Robert Newman

Depositions  Q/SB/2/19  4 October 1651

Contents:
John Pickle of Ickham, labourer, brother of Adam, denying any part in the theft of shirts

Depositions  Q/SB/2/20  13 October 1651

Contents:
Stephen Smith of Hearne accused of stealing wheat from Thomas Jarrice's barn

Depositions  Q/SB/2/21  13 October 1651

Contents:
Thomas Jarrice of Herne, regarding the same

Depositions  Q/SB/2/22  30 October 1651

Contents:
a) Mary Dowty of St. Lawrence, Thanet, accused of stealing barley from Mr. Sprakeling, Denies theft, admits taking barley of Edward Parnell b) Margaret Gisbie of St. Lawrence, Thanet, accused with Dowty. Denies theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/23  20 November 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/30

Contents:
a) Richard Lanes of Whitstable, accused of stealing William Badcocke's fish, denies theft b) Stephen Millsted of Whitstable, concerning the same. Denies theft and claims he caught fish and sold them to John Champney c) Isaac Eades of Whitstable, claims he caught fish himself and sold them to his father d) John Champney of Whitstable, regarding the same. Denies theft

Depositions  Q/SB/2/24  28 November 1651

Contents:
a) Hudson Spencer of Canterbury, brewer, concerning theft of his father's wheat, accusing Vincent Rose b) Thomas Reade of Canterbury, who searched Rose's house under warrant and found wheat c) Vincent Rose, denying theft. Wheat found at his house bought at Canterbury market by his wife

Depositions  Q/SB/2/25  9 December 1651

Contents:
John Corde of East Malling, concerning theft of his horse. Accuses John Beale

Depositions  Q/SB/2/26  10 December 1651

Contents:
John Beale of East Malling, claims that he informed Corde he was taking his horse

Depositions  Q/SB/2/27  10 December 1651

Contents:
John Hoysted of East Malling, supporting Beale's statement

Depositions  Q/SB/2/28  10 December 1651

Contents:
John Corde, admitting that Beale told him that he had removed his horse

Depositions  Q/SB/2/29  16 December 1651

Contents:
a) John Gooding, of Otterden, confesses that he broke into Robert Collins' malt house and stole sacks of malt b) The same, confessing also to subsequent theft of goose and suckling pig

Depositions  Q/SB/2/30  16 December 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/23

Contents:
William Badcocke of Herne, fisherman, concerning theft of his fish, suspecting Richard Lanes, Stephen Millsted and Jack Eades

Depositions  Q/SB/2/31  22 December 1651

Contents:
a) John Frenchman of Teston concerning the attempted theft of his hay, accusing Robert Hoysted alias George Hubert b) Robert Hoysted, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/2/32  23 December 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/35

Contents:
Ann Thomas of Minster, Thanet, concerning the death of Ann Mouncer

Depositions  Q/SB/2/33  26 December 1651

Contents:
Anthony Dowle of Leaveland, concerning the theft of linen from a neighbour's house, accusing Ann Downes and Bridget Stoute.

Depositions  Q/SB/2/34  27 December 1651


Related information: See Q/SB/2/8

Contents:
a) John Sharpe of Longport concerning quarrel between himself and Keeper of St. Augustine's Gaol, Canterbury. b) Luce Sharpe, wife of above, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/2/35  9 January 1651/52


Related information: See Q/SB/2/32

Contents:
Rebecca Setatree of Minster, Thanet, regarding the suspicious death of her sister Ann Mouncer.

Depositions  Q/SB/2/36  n.d

Contents:
Henry Dainell, concerning John Snode's conduct towards Goodman Jackson and his wife.

Petition  Q/SB/2/37  22 July 1651

Contents:
George Robinson of Canterbury, heelmaker, who suffered grave injuries while fighting in Parliament's Army, being shot during the first conflict at Newbury, since when he has been unable to work. Asks that he be granted a pension.
Note that he be given a pension of 40s. half-yearly and 10s. for his present needs.

Petition  Q/SB/2/38  22 July 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/44

Contents:
Jane Clarkson of Boughton Aluph who complains that despite two court orders the overseers of the parish have not paid her any money for keeping a bastard child.

Petition  Q/SB/2/39  22 July 1651

Contents:
The churchwardens and overseers of Wye who complain that Elizabeth Shippinge, a sick woman, who recently moved to Wye to live with her mother, herself poor, may be a great charge on the parish. They ask that she be removed to Minster in Sheppey, her last place of settlement.
Note that she be sent to Minster and provided for there.

Petition  Q/SB/2/40  22 July 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/65

Contents:
Thomas Taylor of Ash who asks for a licence to keep an alehouse called the Red Lyon at Ash, since he has a family to support but no trade.
Note that his petition is void and that the overseers are to provide for his family.

Petition  Q/SB/2/41  25 July 1651

Contents:
Thomas Sharpe of Minster, Sheppey, who asks that his wife, indicted for witchcraft, be given another trial.
Note that nothing was done.

Petition  Q/SB/2/42  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/88

Contents:
Thomas Adcocke, late servant of Nicholas Sankins deceased, who complains that he received no wages during his five year employment, and that he has been unable to gain satisfaction from the executors.
Note that the executors are to be examined and ordered to pay what is due. Additional note by Andrew Broughton on 29 August 1649 in support of Adcocke's claim.

Petition  Q/SB/2/43  n.d

Contents:
William Bennett, constable of Faversham, nominating Thomas Fegg of Preston as borsholder, 'there being none appointed by reason there was no courte held there'.
Note that he was chosen.

Petition  Q/SB/2/44  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/38

Contents:
The parishioners of Boughton Aluph who complain that the money given to the churchwardens 13 years ago by William Andrew, father of a bastard child, was divided between Susan Clarkson, the mother, and Jane Clarkson, the grandmother. Only four pounds remain which they thought to use to put the boy into an apprenticeship, but Jane Clarkson demands the money as payment for his upbringing.

Petition  Q/SB/2/45  n.d

Contents:
Henry Browne of Sittingbourne who complains that after serving as overseer from Easter 1649 to Easter 1650 he is out of pocket by 14s. 10d, which the new overseers refuse to pay him. Asks for an order that he be repaid.
Note to this effect.

Petition  Q/SB/2/46  n.d

Contents:
Ellen Byham of Smarden who asks that her husband from whom she is separated be compelled to maintain herself and her child.

Petition  Q/SB/2/47  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/50

Contents:
The inhabitants of St. Dunstan's Canterbury who complain that Thomas Eaton, when overseer, produced false accounts and had no cause to bring a complaint against them. Ask that Eaton be compelled to produce his accounts for inspection.

Petition  Q/SB/2/48  n.d

Contents:
The inhabitants of Chislet who complain that Anne Clarke, formerly of Chislet but lately of Staple, has returned with her bastard child and is likely to be a great charge on the parish.
Note that the dispute be referred to justices.

Petition  Q/SB/2/49  n.d

Contents:
Richard Drewe of River, miller, who asks to be licensed to sell meal according to the statute. The parishioners certify that he is an experienced miller.
Note that the licence was granted

Petition  Q/SB/2/50  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/47

Contents:
Thomas Eaton former overseer of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, who asks to be reimbursed for the £6. 6s. 8d. which he was ordered by warrant to pay to the last overseer, who was out of pocket.
Note that the present overseer pay him the money plus 3s. 4d. costs.

Petition  Q/SB/2/51  n.d

Contents:
Martha Foster who asks to be released from the bridewell and be allowed to return to Herne, the place of her last settlement; also that she be provided with suitable clothes to enable her
Note that she be released and sent to Herne. find work.

Petition  Q/SB/2/52  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Gomme of Westgate, Canterbury, butcher, who complains that he has received no help towards the maintenance of his daughter Christian, 'whoe is distracted'. He asks to be discharged from paying the poor rate and to be assisted by the overseers.
Note that his is to be discahrge and his daughter provided for by the Westgate overseers

Petition  Q/SB/2/53  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Harvey of Saltwood, former overseer of the Lower Half of Herne Hundred, who complains that although Thomas Tourney was elected to succeed him, he refused to perform the duties and he was forced to continue in office himself. Asks that Tourney be compelled to take over or another elected.

Petition  Q/SB/2/54  n.d

Contents:
Daniel Jervis and Thomas Hallett, constable and borsholder of Preston next Wingham, who ask to be released from office, listing those fit to be elected.
Note of those chosen.

Petition  Q/SB/2/55  n.d

Contents:
The inhabitants of Ickham who complain that they are unable to bear the increasing cost of maintaining the poor of the parish, and ask that the people of Well, who use Ickham church and pay tithes there, be made to contribute towards the cost.
Note that the dispute be referred to justices.

Petition  Q/SB/2/56  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/75

Contents:
Joan Kingsford who complains that she is unable to support herself and her child, and asks that Nicholas Brett, whose son William is the father and who has since gone away, be ordered to maintain her.
Note that she be settled in Ripple.

Petition  Q/SB/2/57  n.d

Contents:
Robert Master of Kingston, blacksmith, who complains that his neighbours threaten to destroy his cottage, built on 'the States waste', and will not let him work. He asks that the cottage be confirmed to him and his heirs forever.
Note to this effect.

Petition  Q/SB/2/58  n.d

Contents:
Robert Paramor of St. Martin's Canterbury who complains that having agreed to support for a short time a young woman's child, named Joan Dowle, in Boughton under the Blean, he cannot now be rid of her. Seeks an order for her removal to Boughton.
Note that the dispute be referred to justices.

Petition  Q/SB/2/59  n.d

Contents:
Ephraim Punnell of Mersham requesting that he be relieved of the office of borsholder.
Note that Robert Lott of Mersham was chosen to succeed him

Petition  Q/SB/2/60  n.d

Contents:
Henry Rigden of Stelling, yeoman, who complains that he is assessed too highly at 8s. by the overseers and churchwardens.
Note that he is to pay 4s.

Petition  Q/SB/2/61  n.d

Contents:
Daniel Saffre, constable of the Lower Half of Wingham Hundred, requesting that he be relieved of office.
Note that George Hoffum was chosen to succeed him. Thomas Beere, borsholder of Chilton borough, requesting that another be appointed to his office. Note that Henry Minter was chosen.

Petition  Q/SB/2/62  n.d

Contents:
John Saffre of Goodnestone, constable of the Upper Half of Wingham Hundred, who asks sufficient time for new stocks to be built for Goodnestone borough and seeks an order to determine who shall bear the cost. n.d
Note that the stocks must be ready within a month and that the inhabitants of Goodnestone must contribute. n.d

Petition  Q/SB/2/63  n.d

Contents:
John Saffre, the same, requesting that another be appointed in his place.
Note that William Asten was chosen.

Petition  Q/SB/2/64  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Tatnall of Birchall, miller, who complains that Margaret Miller, employed as a servant, is now pregnant and thus unable to perform her duties. Asks for an order that she be discharged and punished.
Note that she was discharged and maintained in Bircholt until further ordered.

Petition  Q/SB/2/65  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Taylour of Ash next Sandwich who, having taken the 'Red Lion' in Ash, requests a licence as a victualler.
Note that a licence be granted.

Petition  Q/SB/2/66  n.d

Contents:
Richard Whittbee, parish clerk of Nonnington, who complains that despite a warrant issued on 5 July certain parishioners have not appeared in court to pay him his dues. Asks for a court order.
Note that he is to receive 2s. 6d. per week for himself and his wife from the overseers until further notice.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/67  1 September 1651

Contents:
To George Chiffin from Q. Turner concerning a recognizance for John Fawcett taken before Colonel Blunt, asking that Chiffin request Blunt not to proceed against Fawcett's sureties, since he was sick and could not appear.
Footnote added by Blunt to this effect.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/68  6 October 1651

Contents:
To Andrew Broughton from John Twisleton of Dartford concerning John Harvill and John Barley who are in bond for the appearance at court of Daniel Easterden; Easterden appeared but left before his trial.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/69  23 October 1651

Contents:
To Andrew Broughton from W. Gilbourne of Shoreham concerning a recognizance of one called Stepkin, whose sureties apparently are not adequate. He asks that no action be taken against him. Also concerning his certificate that the Shoreham bridge is well repaired.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/70  9 December 1651

Contents:
To Thomas Denn from John Stoakes at Plymouth, captain of the frigate Dragon, explaining the non-appearance of four of his officers who were due to give evidence concerning the death of James Young, steward of the Dragon, at Sholden. The ship was ordered to pursue pirates in the Channel and he could not give them leave to attend the court.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/71  13 January 1651/52

Contents:
Concerning the children of the late Henry Stokes who were left destitute at Ewell, although the writer tried to settle them at Newington, Stokes' last place of abode, without success. He asks that they be taken off his hands.
Note that they be provided for by the overseer at Ewell.

Correspondence  Q/SB/2/72  n.d

Contents:
To Andrew Broughton from Gregory Lemens concerning recognizance for Endymion Laneere of Greenwich, requesting that the recognizance be returned since Laneere appeared but 'was uppon the service at Worcester'.

Accounts  Q/SB/2/73  February 1650/51

Contents:
For carrying out warrants.

Accounts  Q/SB/2/74  February 1650/51

Contents:
Incomplete accounts for carrying out warrants and writs

Accounts  Q/SB/2/75  1651


Related information: See Q/SB/2/56

Contents:
Expenses regarding the birth of Joan Kingsford's child in prison.
Note that the bill was allowed

Accounts  Q/SB/2/76  1651

Contents:
The Keeper of the gaol, including expenses incurred 'goeinge aboard the Victorie in the downes about the seamen, September the 19th'.
Note that the bill was allowed.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/77  17 July 1651

Contents:
The parishioners of Boughton Aluph concerning their neighbour William Sprott, indicted for failure to maintain a hedge and a ditch, testifying that they have now been repaired.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/78  20 July 1651

Contents:
The Vicar and parishioners of St. Peter's Thanet concerning the burial of a 'Chrisome child' of Mary Clarke on 18 March 1650.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/79  21 July 1651

Contents:
Concerning the repair of the bridge and causeway at Woodnesborough.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/80  8 January 1651/52

Contents:
The parishioners of Sturry that Michael Terry has cleaned and repaired his ditch lying near the highway from Sturry to a place called 'Foord' [?Foord ?Fordwich]

Certificate  Q/SB/2/81  9 January 1651/52

Contents:
The parishioners of Petham, regarding the hedge along the highway from Petham to Canterbury.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/82  12 January 1651/52

Contents:
The parishioners of Oare, regarding the repair of the churchyard fence.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/83  n.d

Contents:
The surveyor of the highways, testifying that Thomas Payne has performed two days labour on the roads.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/84  n.d

Contents:
Regarding the condition of a dyke running along John Pegdens land.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/85  n.d


Related information: see Q/SB/2/56

Contents:
The justices, concerning the settlement of Joan Kingsford, mother of a bastard child, the parishes in dispute being Ripple and Northbourne. Joan and her child ordered to be settled at Ripple where she was last employed.
Note to this effect.

Certificate  Q/SB/2/86  17 December 1651/52

Contents:
The Commander-in-Chief of Tipperary garrison authorising the safe conduct of John Kinge, a lame soldier, to Charlton, Kent.

Draft Order  Q/SB/2/87  22 July 1651

Contents:
Concerning the settlement of Joan Marsh and her two grandchildren, the parishes in dispute being Elham and Stelling. J. P. 's ordered to summon all parties to be examined, meanwhile Joan Marsh and the children to be settled at Elham.

Draft Order  Q/SB/2/88  22 July 1651


Related information: see Q/SB/2/42

Contents:
Referring to J. P. 's for examination the dispute between Thomas Adcocke and Nicholas Sanskyns, in which Adcocke is claiming that wages are due to him from the late Nicholas Sanskyns. Unless it can be proved that he has been adequately paid Adcocke is to receive the rate for servants of his kind.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/2/89  1651

17 prisoners.

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar of prisoners in Canterbury gaol, giving names of committing justices, the nature of the offences; additional notes of verdicts given, sentences and punishments.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/2/90  Epiphany 1650/51

9 prisoners.

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar, as above.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/2/91  1651

17 prisoners.

Contents:
Post-trial calendar, listing punishments and acquittals.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/2/92  n.d [1651]

9 prisoners.

Contents:
Post-trial calendar of prisoners at Canterbury goal, giving names of justices, offences, verdicts and punishments.

Precepts  Q/SB/2/93  n.d

Contents:
Addressed to the constables of the hundreds to arrest those listed and bring them before the next sessions. Relates to E. Kent.

Precepts  Q/SB/2/94  n.d

Contents:
Addressed to the constables, as above. Relates to E. Kent.

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/2/95  n.d

Contents:
List of nominations for the overseer of the poor for the borough of Staplegate, with note that James Bolderstone was chosen

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/3  1652

Contents:
Petition signed by prisoners in St. Dunstan's gaol, Canterbury and others for the continuation in office of James Perry of Canterbury clerk, who had been appointed to pray with the prisoners in the gaol (f. 26)

Depositions  Q/SB/3/1  1 August 1652

Contents:
a) David Austin of Adisham, yeoman, concerning theft of oats, barley and wool stolen from his shop. b) Thomas Horton of Adisham, servant to Austin, who claims that wool was pulled off his master's sheep

Depositions  Q/SB/3/2  1 August 1652

Contents:
Jane Dancy of Beakesbourne, widow, concerning the same. William Joade searched her house and found wool, barley and oats which she claims as her own.

Depositions  Q/SB/3/3  1 August 1652

Contents:
a) William Joade of Beakesbourne, yeoman, who searched Jane Dancy's house and found wool, barley and oats, giving details of her explanation. b) Henry Austin of Adisham, yeoman, who accompanied Joade on the search. [both very detailed]

Depositions  Q/SB/3/4  6 August 1652

Contents:
a) Richard Hedgcocke of Minster-in-Thanet, shoemaker, who claims that he saw Henry Piseing take two sheaves of wheat from the tithes of Mr. Culmer, minister, and that five other sheaves were missing. b) Henry Piseing of Minster-in-Thanet, weaver, explaining that he acted partly in jest and partly to encourage the usual harvest gift from the minister

Depositions  Q/SB/3/5  7 August 1652

Contents:
Henry Piseing of Minster-in-Thanet, weaver, concerning the above, giving further explanation.

Depositions  Q/SB/3/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
Richard Wimpshest of Cranbrook, weaver, accusing John Davis of Cranbrook of stealing meat and pear pies, value 2d, which Davis confesses.

Depositions  Q/SB/3/7  11 September 1652

Contents:
Joan Rogers of Burham, single woman, naming William Harvy of Burham as the father of her bastard child.

Depositions  Q/SB/3/8  1 October 1652

Contents:
a) Joseph Roberts of Canterbury, gentleman, accusing Hugh Baker of the theft of peas and tubbs from his barn, the goods being found in Baker's house. b) Hugh Baker, labourer, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/3/9  1692

Contents:
a) Joseph Ketchpull of Chillenden, husbandman, who accuses George Baker of the theft of his horse in 1648. 9 November 1652 b) George Baker of Chillenden, blacksmith, denying the theft, claiming that they used to borrow each other's horses for ploughing. 10 November 1652

Depositions  Q/SB/3/10  1652

Contents:
a) Raculus [?Rachel] a travelling woman, wife of Daniel Seamer of Farningham, concerning the theft of clothing from William Penn's house, where stayed one night. Raculus claims that the clothes were given to her. 9 December 1652 b) William Penn of St. Paul's [? Canterbury], victualler, accusing Raculus of the theft of a neckcloth and other goods from his daughter. 10 December 1652 c) Margaret, daughter of William Penn, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/3/11  16 December 1652

Contents:
Ann Jones, servant of Robert Hamblton of Milton, who admits to her own conspiracy with her brother Nicholas Parks, and another to steal plate, money and tobacco from her master.

Depositions  Q/SB/3/12  20 December 1652

Contents:
a) John Terry of Bobbing, labourer, who bought 15 wethers and 2 rams from Thomas Soanes which were claimed by two men from East Kent and taken away. b) Thomas Earle of Borden, labourer, who bought two cows from Thomas Soanes, which were claimed by a widow in East Kent as her own. c) Thomas Soanes who claims that he sold the sheep to Terry and the cows to Earle on behalf of Richard Browning, of Essex

Petition  Q/SB/3/13  n.d

Contents:
Jane Clerkson of Boughton Aluph. Alleging she has kept a bastard child for fourteen years, by appointment of chief men of parish. Child's father left £20 for maintenance. Justices ordered payment of 20s. a year by parish, which witheld. Note of reference to three justices.

Petition  Q/SB/3/14  n. d

Contents:
Parish officers and inhabitants of Sittingbourne. Short payment by John Ware of poor rate for 1652. Note of order to be bound over.

Petition  Q/SB/3/15  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Simons of Boughton in the Blean, yeoman. For discharge as Constable of Lower Half Hundred of Boughton. Appointed at Court Leet of Boughton manor, Michaelmas 1651. His successor, Lancelot Harrison, gent. refuses to serve.

Petition  Q/SB/3/16  n.d

Contents:
Hamond Rucke of Selling. For discharge as Constable of Upper Half Hundred of Boughton. Served for year since Michaelmas 1651. Successor appointed, but sick and nearly eighty, so Rucke has continued in office. Suggests two names.

Petition  Q/SB/3/17  n.d

Contents:
Harbledown parish. For help in maintaining road between London and Canterbury. Many quicksands, great loads on wagons, and only two courts [? carts] for parish. Much land occupied by out-dwellers.

Petition  Q/SB/3/18  n.d

Contents:
John Pollen of St. Paul, Canterbury. Against excessive assessment to poor rate.
Note of reference to two Justices.

Petition  Q/SB/3/19  n.d

Contents:
John Grimsell and James Hinckley, late Constables of Hundred of Teynham. For discharge from office, their two successors refusing to serve. Note of their discharge and of two men chosen.

Petition  Q/SB/3/20  n.d

Contents:
John Monger of Milton. For 25s. wages. Was hired for year by Simon Edolph of Hougham, but discharged after forty weeks. Note of payment ordered.

Petition  Q/SB/3/21  n.d

Contents:
William Marsh, Constable of Upper Half Hundred of Aloesbridge. Alleging that borsholder for Borough of Brook formerly chosen at Court Leet for manor of Wick, but no court held for five years. Requests appointment. Note thereof. [? Court of Wick, in Snave].

Petition  Q/SB/3/22  n.d

Contents:
Parish officers and inhabitants of Hoath. Refusal by Robert Hales to pay rates on Ford Park.

Petition  Q/SB/3/23  n.d

Contents:
James Peny of St. Dunstan, Canterbury, clerk, aged seventy-one. For payment of his salary as gaol chapla in, £4 p. a. Supported by prisoners, nineteen names.

Petition  Q/SB/3/24  n.d

Contents:
John Franke and Hacke Terry. For repair of Tonford Bridge, on main road and near Strangers Lane [Thanington].

Petition  Q/SB/3/25  n.d

Contents:
William Blanchard of Westgate, Canterbury. Old, with wife and seven children. Assessed for ninety seven months' rates, which cannot pay. Note of order for investigation.

Petition  Q/SB/3/26  n.d

Contents:
Susan North. For relief. Her husband conscripted from Ringswouldham, wounded in Ireland, died at Castletown. Note for relief, 30s.

Correspondence  Q/SB/3/27  n.d

Contents:
Unsigned, concerning Checker House in (? Valles) a house of misdemeanour. Stolen sheets there [? Valles-; Sutton Valence]

Certificate  Q/SB/3/28  14 December 1652

Contents:
John Man, minister. That John Young of Warehorne has deserted his wife and not paid her £35 p. a. as promised.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/3/29  n.d

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar, Canterbury, with additional notes of discharge and punishment. Eight prisoners.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/3/30  n.d

Contents:
Pre-trial, as above, Canterbury. Sixteen prisoners, two for witchcraft and bigamy.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/3/31  n.d

Contents:
Notes of prisoners, with verdicts and punishments added. Twenty three names.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/3/32  n.d

Contents:
Notes of prisoners, with verdicts and punishments added. Twenty three names.

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/4  1653

Contents:
Certificate signed by Cromwell for a maimed soldier (f. 1)
Depositions concerning Elizabeth Wood of Benenden accused of bewitching Edward Hodge of Benenden (f. 3-5)
Recommendation of John Fry to succeed Thomas Kingsford as treasurer of maimed soldiers, signed by Thomas Denne, John Dixwell, Robert Hales and others (f. 21)

Depositions  Q/SB/4/1  1 January 1652/53

Contents:
John Francke of Thanington, yeoman. Refusal of Valentine Austine to pay highway rate, despite warrant to bind him over.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/2  3 January 1652/53

Contents:
Joyce, wife of Daniel Solly of Bishopsbourne. George Sharpe stayed at her house one night, and stole 3s. 6d. from box.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/3  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Taylor of Patrixbourne, husbandman. George Sharpe came to house of Thomas Pilcher of Patrixbourne for work. Pretended sickness and stole 4s. 6d. from pockets of Taylor, who conferred with Joyce Solly, pursued Sharpe to Bridge, and recovered money.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/4  3 January 1652/53

Contents:
George Sharpe of St. George, Canterbury. Admits theft of money from Solly at Bishopsbourne and Pilcher at Patrixbourne.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/5  8 February 1652/53

Contents:
Margaret King of Maidstone, widow Her arrangement to keep infant child of Rebecca Finnes for fortnight for 14 groats.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/6  8 February 1652/53

Contents:
a) Depositions Elizabeth, wife of Clement Whiteing of Maidstone, shoemaker, claiming that Rebecca told her of bastard child she had eight years before, the father being John Hills. Hills persuaded her to impute paternity to one Curdle, then a prisoner in gaol. b) Depositions Elizabeth Breecher, supporting Elizabeth Whiteing's statement

Depositions  Q/SB/4/7  8 February 1652/53

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Miller of Maidstone, flaxdresser, supporting Whiteing's statement, adding that Hills gave her a groat to give to Rebecca.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/8  8 February 1652/53

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Richard Breecher of Maidstone, husbandman, claiming that while with Rebecca Finnes, she heard her name Hills as the father of the child.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/9  8 February 1652/53

Contents:
John Hills of Maidstone, cobbler, who denies paternity and claims that he lent the groat to Elizabeth Miller.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/10  26 February 1652/53

Contents:
a) Depositions John Marlyn of Chatham, shipwright. Engaged Anne Morris, spinster, to care for sick wife. Morris apparently summoned by uncle's letter, and Marlyn subsequently found beef and £4 in money missing. Beef found at house of Shepheerd, labourer, Chatham, taken there by Morris. b) Depositions Anne Morris of Chatham, spinster. Summoned to London by uncle and mother. Will not divulge their identity. Brought beef from unknown butcher in Rochester. Moved lodging to Shepheerd's house, as Luke Rogers of Chatham, rope maker, did not wish his house searched

Depositions  Q/SB/4/11  1 March 1652/53

Contents:
Dorras Larkin of Stone, singlewoman. Pregnant by Nicholas Wagen of Stone, formerly servant, now husbandman.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/12  19 March 1652/53

Contents:
William Stadwell of East Sutton. His horses stolen overnight. Advised to consult Mr. White, who showed him book of portraits of suspects. A fortnight later twice advised to look for horses in Kingswood, and later on Coxheath, where found horses badly galled. Detective's fee 10s., paid partly by use of horse on ride to Goudhurst.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/13  30 March 1653

Contents:
John Ansell of Cliffe, labourer. Denies theft of sheep or coal. Found sheep dead in ditch. Ignorant who put pieces under bed.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/14  30 March 1653

Contents:
William Inman of Cliffe, yeoman. Ordered by Bonham Fance of Cliffe to search house of John Ansell. Found pieces of sheep, some under bed. Ansell confesses theft from Fance.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/15  30 March 1653

Contents:
Bonham Fance of Cliffe, yeoman. [As 4/14]

Depositions  Q/SB/4/16  30 March 1653

Contents:
John Mitchell of Cliffe, labourer. Found coal on land of Ralph Baker of Hoo All Hallows. Burnt some on boat, carried rest to his master, John Ansell. Denies theft.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/17  30 March 1653

Contents:
William Innan, Bonham Fanse and Robert Parker, all of Cliffe. Apprehension of John Ansell, suspected of stealing sheep from Fanse, and admitting theft of coal from Ralph Baker of Hoo All Hallows.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/18  1 April 1653

Contents:
Ralph Baker of Hoo All Hallows, yeoman. Theft of sea coal from him. Suspects John Mitchell of Cliffe, who loiters near Baker's land in boat, pretending load of vegetables for sale at All Hallows.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/19  4 April 1653

Contents:
Nicholas Robbins of Maidstone, grocer, concerning the theft of pins from his shop, accusing Elizabeth Barret, who has a reputation as a pilferer.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/20  4 April 1653

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Richard Barret, concerning the above, admitting to theft of pins which she sold for 3d.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/21  8 April 1653

Contents:
a) Depositions John Packman of Halling, yeoman, that he had stolen from him two ewes, accusing William Clements of Snodland. b) Depositions Thomas Godden of Paddlesworth, that Clements admitted that the sheep were Packman's

Depositions  Q/SB/4/22  8 April 1653

Contents:
Alexander Bance of Snodland, husbandman, accusing Clements of stealing 8 sheep from him.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/23  9 April 1653

Contents:
William Clements of Snodland, husbandman, who claims that a sheep strayed on to his land which he thought was his own, but hearing that John Packman had lost one he returned it to him.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/24  9 April 1653

Contents:
William Clements who states that six sheep strayed on to his land and they were proclaimed at Malling market. Alexander Bance later claimed them and Clements gave them up to him, although he had marked one with his own mark.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/25  15 April 1653

Contents:
a) Depositions Adam Bance of Luddesdown, who found two sheep, one his own, the other his father's, grazing on Thomas Everis' land. The ear marks had been cut out. Clements claimed the sheep as his own. b) Depositions William Bance of Snodland, who found eight sheep on Clements' land, of which four belonged to him, three to his father, Alexander [see Q/SB/4/22] and one to his brother, Adam

Depositions  Q/SB/4/26  9 April 1653

Contents:
Christopher Woollett of Headcorn. Conversation in victualler's house in Alkham a year ago. Victualler's daughter victim of bigamist, who to be apprehended. Daughter died in child bed.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/27  9 April 1653

Contents:
Henry Rogers of Northgate, Canterbury, travelling metalman. Married four years to Margaret, daughter of John Rumfield of Canterbury, and to none other.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/28  13 April 1653


Related information: see Q/SB/4/81

Contents:
a) Depositions William Stamford of Tonbridge, miller, admitting paternity of Elizabeth Baldock's bastard child. b) Depositions Elizabeth Baldock, spinster, now married to William Stamford, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/4/29  15 April 1653

Contents:
a) Depositions Thomas Dod of Stoke, concerning theft of two ducks, accusing Ann, the wife of Israel Kent. b) Depositions Mary, wife of Thomas Dod, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/4/30  25 April 1653

Contents:
Thomas Andrews alias Stilton of Crayford, yeoman. Bound for £5 with Michael Parkins of Great St. Bartholomew to Simon Jacob, citizen and salter of London. Parkins tenant of Andrews at £19 p. a. and gave bond in part payment. Further bond by Andrews to Parkins for £20, receiving money £10 and a mare valued at £7, leaving £3 outstanding.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/31  1653

Contents:
a) Depositions John Lambard of Higham, accusing Rebecca Goldocke of stealing pewter from him. b) Depositions Stephen Joade of Higham, accusing Robert Goldocke, of stealing three sacks. 3 June 1653

Depositions  Q/SB/4/32  30 May 1653

Contents:
Thomas Webb of Higham. Made search by warrant in Robert Goldocke's house and found there napkins, his own property.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/33  1653

Contents:
a) Depositions Rebecca, wife of Robert Goldocke of Higham, labourer. While servant to Thomas Webb, received napkins containing a hogs cheek and broken meats. Denies any theft of napkins or pewter. 30 May 1653 b)Robert Goldocke of Higham, claiming that the sacks found in his house were all lent to him. 3 June 1653

Depositions  Q/SB/4/34  6 June 1653

Contents:
a) Depositions Grace Sanders of Stoke, widow, naming John Scroggs as the father of her bastard child. b) Depositions Grace Sanders, as above

Depositions  Q/SB/4/35  9 June 1653

Contents:
James Bickman of Maidstone, 'strongwater stiller', who tried to sell 'oven peel' to Arthur Francis, a baker, denying that he stole it from a waggon. Claims that he saw a stranger throw it away and picked it up on Maidstone bridge.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/36  1653

Contents:
a) Nicholas Tayler of Smarden, husbandman, denies theft of faggots from waggon. b) Robert Canton of Smarden, husbandman, who claims that he witnessed Tayler drive away an ox waggon containing the faggots. 1 September 1653 c) George Stockdale of Smarden, accusing Tayler of stealing his faggots which were found at Walter Scotchford's house. 18 June 1653 d) Mary Risden, spinster, of Smarden, who saw Tayler drive a waggon, loaded with faggots, towards Scotchford's house. e) James Dixon of Smarden, innholder, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/4/37  8 July 1653

Contents:
a) Martha, wife of John Monck of St. Mary's Cray, concerning the death of George Dixon. She saw the argument between Dixon and George Bucton at the Black Boy inn, and was told later by Dixon that he was ill because of the blows received from Bucton. b) Robert Browne of St. Mary Cray, who saw Dixon when he was ill and was told the cause, as above. c) Ann Manning of St. Mary Cray, widow, who says Dixon came to her inn and quarrelled with Bucton, but did not see any blows exchanged. No bruises on Dixon's body after he died. d) Margaret Waker of St. Mary Cray who spoke with Dixon before he died. Dixon told her that Bucton injured him while taking him to the stocks. e) William Sanders of St. Mary Cray, concerning the quarrel between Dixon and Bucton at the Black Boy

Depositions  Q/SB/4/38  8 July 1653

Contents:
a) Elizabeth Dixon, wife of George Dixon, claiming that her husband named Bucton as the cause of his illness. b) George Bucton of St. Mary Cray, borsholder, claiming that he was disturbed in his sleep by Dixon's arguing at the Black Boy and asked him to go home. Did not strike him or put him in the stocks. c) Edward Oxenbridge of Bromley, chirugion, brother-in-law of Dixon, who told him that Bucton had punched him. d) Susan Baggfield of St. Mary Cray, who was told by Dixon that Bucton's punching him was the cause of his illness

Depositions  Q/SB/4/39  5 August 1653

Contents:
a) Barbara, daughter of James Saxbye of Teston, who met Edward Green and another man, carrying a distinctive coat. b) Elizabeth, wife of James Saxbye, who found items of linen missing from her closet and suspects Green of the theft. c) Dorothy, wife of Thomas Barr of East Farleigh, who met Green at Goodwife Bell's house and saw him give a linen bag to her. d) Edward Green, denying theft of clothes from Saxby. Journeyed with lame soldier from Teston bridge to Wateringbury, carrying soldier's coat which had food tied in sleeve. e) Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Bell of East Farleigh, denying that she received a linen bag from Greene

Depositions  Q/SB/4/40  8 August 1653

Contents:
John Venner of Teston, labourer, who met two strangers near Teston Cross, one with object concealed under coat about gallon in size.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/41  6 August 1653

Contents:
a) George Comber of Hunton, tailor, who lost three lambs and suspects William Tynley of the theft, having found a skin and head at his house. b) William Tynley of Hunton, harness maker, denying the theft. c) John Gooding, Comber's servant, who watched Tynley's house and saw him retire to a large wood nearby

Depositions  Q/SB/4/42  13 August 1653

Contents:
Robert Warren of Shinglewell [Ifield] yeoman, before Mayor of Gravesend, claiming that twenty-five of his poultry were stolen. Told by stranger of bag containing hens at Court Wood.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/43  13 August 1653

Contents:
Edward Warren before Mayor of Gravesend. Told by stranger of bag of hens near wood, which he took to house of Robert Warren, where claimed by wife. Waited in wood and apprehended William Weeden, evidently looking for bag.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/44  18 August 1653

Contents:
Alice Hunter of Sevenoaks, widow. Names Thomas Batchelor, a lodger who promised marriage, as father of bastard child.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/45  22 August 1653

Contents:
a) William Evans of Wateringbury, labourer, concerning theft of clothing from his house a year ago. Found clothing in house of Elizabeth Stone, after search with borsholder. b) Susan, wife of William Evans, concerning the same. That she believes the clothing to belong to her son

Depositions  Q/SB/4/46  29 August 1653

Contents:
Anne, wife of William Alcocke of Chevening, who was present at the delivery of Alice Hunter and heard her name Thomas Batchelor as the father of her child. Child's crying stopped with a blow, and child removed to garret.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/47  2 September 1653

Contents:
a) John Houndes, labourer, of Westwell who had clothing stolen from his house, suspecting Katherine Evans. b) Grace Smissen, spinster, of Westwell, who was at John Houndes' housewhen Katherine Evans, a pedlar, told Houndes' wife of the thieves who stole the clothing. c) Katherine Evans, denies any knowledge of the theft, claiming to be at Faversham fair that day

Depositions  Q/SB/4/48  5 September 1653

Contents:
Anthony Dawtryes of Erith, cordwainer. Arrival of East India ships called Love and William in August 1651. Bought sugar from ships. Lodges with wife at house of Mildred Turnin, with key to chamber. Disappearance of sugar, money, and beef from poundring tub. Advised by Jane Cribbidge, Turnin's servant, of theft by Turnin, using false key. Cribbidge now lives at house of Mrs. Higbye.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/49  5 September 1653

Contents:
Jane Cribbidge of Erith, singlewoman. Dawtryes lived two years at Turnin's house, from arrival of East India ships. Saw Turnin and Elizabeth Rennalls enter his room, using false key. Rolled out sugar loaf, about a bushel, and threw from window on to bean straw. Also sent deponent into room twice to report contents. Did not speak before, as Turnin threatened her with House of Correction. Father threatened whipping at cart tall unless she worked out time.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/50  5 September 1653

Contents:
a) Mildred Turnin of Erith, denies having key to room of lodger, Anthony Dawtrye or taking sugar therefrom. b) Elizabeth Rennalls, tapster to Turnin, supporting Turnin's statement

Depositions  Q/SB/4/51  7 September 1653

Contents:
Note of confession by George Maisters, borsholder of Detling. He whipped vagrant and did not delivery him to another borsholder.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/52  8 September 1653

Contents:
Edward Hodge of Benenden, labourer, accusing Elizabeth Wood of witchcraft following quarrel with his wife, Elizabeth. His son, Edward, aged six, had fits, nightmares and an apparition of Elizabeth Wood.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/53  8 September 1653

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Edward Hodge, concerning the same.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/54  8 September 1653

Contents:
Elizabeth Wood of Benenden, spinster, denying Hodge's allegation.

Depositions  Q/SB/4/55  1653

Contents:
a) Margaret Hills of Chart Sutton, singlewoman, alleging theft of linen from her house by Thomas Clarke, aged eleven. 1 October 1653 b) Thomas, son of George Clarke of Chart Sutton, carpenter, denying the theft. 11 October 1653

Depositions  Q/SB/4/56  9 October 1653

Contents:
a) Richard Hill of Rochester, concerning disappearance of States' cables from Medway, near Gillingham. Suspects John French of Aylesford. b) John French of Aylesford, claiming that he received the cables from Edward Featherstone as part owner of a hoy. c) Edward Featherstone of Newheede [?Newhouse] claiming that he bought the cables from the bosun of ship Golden Fleece, in State's service

Depositions  Q/SB/4/57  3 November 1653

Contents:
a) Elizabeth, wife of John Hatch of Mereworth, who saw Henry Pantree servant to Mr. Kennarde of Yalding, entice dog away. Accuses him of theft. b) Henry Pantree, explains that he was looking for a stray colt of his master's. Asked after it at Hatch's house but got no reply. Dog once belonged to previous master and he thought his claim as good as Hatch's

Depositions  Q/SB/4/58  8 November 1653

Contents:
a) William Swinbourne of Ash, bricklayer, who says that house of Thomas Alchin of Stansted burnt down. Saw Margaret, wife of John Jarrat of Ash, remove items. b)Judith Tichbourne of Stansted, spinster, concerning the same. Repeats Swinbourne's evidence

Petition  Q/SB/4/59  11 January 1652/53

Contents:
William Wellers and John Solly, in Hundred of Wingham. To be discharged as Constables under Act debarring delinquents from Office. Served in rising of 1648.

Petition  Q/SB/4/60  April 1653

Contents:
Anne, widow of John Whitehead, a soldier killed by gun bursting at Tilbury Fort, Essex. For continuance of relief, 2s. 6d. a week. Endorsed note of order to pay 10s. at once, then £3 a year. 20th April 1653.

Petition  Q/SB/4/61  19 April 1653

Contents:
Monks Horton parish. Reciting that Mary Kingsmill, widow, has for six years maintained Katherine, daughter of Nicholas Barham, imprisoned at Canterbury. Request child be sent to grandfather, Richard Barham of Throwley.

Petition  Q/SB/4/62  [June 1653]

Contents:
Thomas Witton of Cranbrook, labourer. Over sixty and his three tenements burnt by careless tenant brewing. 7th June 1653. Note of order to pay £8. [comp. Q/SB/4/89]

Petition  Q/SB/4/63  3 October 1653

Contents:
On behalf of Richard Coaleman of Strood due to appear at Sessions. Mental distraction alleged. [seven signatures]

Petition  Q/SB/4/64  4 October 1653

Contents:
Roger Valentine. Paralysed from cold at battle of Worcester, for means to enter hospital. His friends spent £20. Note for him to receive 20s. and his Colonel wishes him admitted to St. Thomas Hospital, Southwark.

Petition  Q/SB/4/65  n.d

Contents:
George Soane, borsholder of Edenbridge. For discharge from office. Court Leet not held for several years. Note of discharge and of successor. [comp. Q/SB/4/93]

Petition  Q/SB/4/66  n.d

Contents:
Yalding parish. For two instead of four alehouses. Small parish, thoroughfare only in summer. Several unlicensed houses sell ale. Poor men tipple and families suffer. Vagrants attracted. [eight signatures]

Petition  Q/SB/4/67  n.d

Contents:
That parsonage of Sutton Valence be relieved of church rate as repairs chancel. Note of relief.

Petition  Q/SB/4/68  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Cradock for discharge as borsholder of West Farleigh. Served two years. Court Leet not held. Note of discharge and of successor.

Petition  Q/SB/4/69  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Furner of Hunton, yeoman. For discharge as borsholder of Hunton. Served eighteen months. Note of discharge and of successor.

Petition  Q/SB/4/70  n.d

Contents:
Henry Webster and Elizabeth his wife, prisoners. For release. Committed for three months, then discharged at Assizes. Unable to pay gaoler's fees.

Petition  Q/SB/4/71  n.d

Contents:
Matthew Barker, prisoner. For release. Committed on malicious charge of bigamy, and has continued two Assizes. Seaman by trade. Previously enslaved by Turks.

Correspondence  Q/SB/4/72  18 April 1653

Contents:
Death of Thomas Kingsford, County Treasurer for maimed soldiers, and recommending John Fry as his successor [Four signatures]. Note of Fry's appointment.

Correspondence  Q/SB/4/73  n.d

Contents:
Note by Edmund Cook that he will not put in bill if agreement reached [? Bill in Chancery]

Accounts  Q/SB/4/74  1651-1653

Contents:
Of Surgeon, for treatment of prisoners, October 1651, with endorsed note by Andrew Broughton for examination by Treasurer, 19th April 1653.

Accounts  Q/SB/4/75  14 March-16 August 1653

Contents:
Overseers and constables of Greenwich. Receipts from swearing and other misdemeanours.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/76  6 January 1652/53

Contents:
Overseers of Chartham. Exonerating George Greenstreete, presented for keeping a stranger in his house.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/77-79  19 January, 17 March 1652/53

Contents:
Gregory Major. Wounded in Scotland. Should have certificate to enter hospital. Endorsed notes of relief paid. Signature of Oliver Cromwell.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/80  24 January 1652/53

Contents:
Richard Pearless. Discharged as lame solider, with leave to travel to England. By Commander in Chief, Ireland.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/81  31 March 1653

Contents:
William Stanford of Tonbridge and Elizabeth Baldocke of Pembury. Married at Bidborough [comp. Q/SB/4/28]

Certificate  Q/SB/4/82  15 April 1653

Contents:
From surveyors of Gillingham. Of Statute Labour performed, [ten names]

Certificate  Q/SB/4/83  18 April 1653

Contents:
Thomas Kember of Harrietsham diverted water course, but now in old channel.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/84  18 April 1653

Contents:
John King, maimed soldier, entitled to charitable treatment. Has received 2s. 6d. from Charlton though a lodger, and worked at Woolwich.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/85  19 April 1653

Contents:
From officers of unspecified parish. Confirming previous certificate, that John Gibson and Thomas Munnion, maimed soldiers, live in parish, and of good character. Contrary has been asserted by Frances, now married to James, father of Thomas Munnion, herself of scandalous life.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/86  n.d

Contents:
Brief note of wounds, Gregory Major, John King, Richard Peerelesse, John Baxter.

Certificate  Q/SB/4/87  n.d

Contents:
William Mason. Recommended for licence to keep meal shop in Woolwich. Useful for inhabitants and dock yard workers [signatures of Christopher Pett and four others]

Certificate  Q/SB/4/88  n.d

Contents:
John King pressed for service [no parish]

Certificate  Q/SB/4/89  4 October 16 (-)

Contents:
Distressed condition of Thomas Witton, labourer, who acquired three tenements for support in old age, but destroyed by fire. From Cranbrook parish [twenty-nine signatures, compare Q/SB/4/62]

Presentment  Q/SB/4/90  19 April 1653

Contents:
Constable of Half Hundred of Chatham. Formal, but including reference to many cottages without land required by dock yard workers. No parish stock, but many poor employed picking oakum.

Orders  Q/SB/4/91  11 January 1652/53


Related information: See Q/SB/2/44, Q/SO/E1 f,7 and 11]

Contents:
Five Justices to investigate case of Joan Clerkson. Note that nothing done for her, but she has suffered further loss. Reference to three Justices, who to settle the matter. [copy]

Orders  Q/SB/4/92  4 April 1653

Contents:
To overseers of Staplehurst. To provide for Richard Peereless, conscripted for service.

Orders  Q/SB/4/93  19 April 1653


Related information: See Q/SO/W2 f.1

Contents:
For discharge of George Soane as borsholder of Edenbridge and for appointment of John Leigh the younger. Further note of appointment of John Taylor 'the other discharged'. [comp. Q/SB/4/65] [copy]

Orders  Q/SB/4/94  n.d

Contents:
Note of discharge. Thomas Fagg as borsholder of Preston next Faversham and appointment of Richard Bullen.

Goal Calenders  Q/SB/4/95  19 April 1653

Contents:
House of Correction, Maidstone. Twelve prisoners some with families

Goal Calenders  Q/SB/4/96  n.d

Contents:
Maidstone. Nineteen prisoners

Goal Calenders  Q/SB/4/97  n.d

Contents:
Nine prisoners. Offences and verdicts.

Recognizances  Q/SB/4/98  4 October 1653

Contents:
Articles for good behaviour against Dennis, wife of William Best of Kingsdown, husbandman, as contentious, common prowler, and breaking windows. Notes of deposition in court, 4 April 1654, and of order for Justice to take surety for good behaviour.

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/4/99  n.d

Contents:
List of four names for Lower Half Hundred of Bewsborough. Note of appointment of William Monins, as Constable, on discharge of Mr. Nephew.

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/5  1654-5

Depositions  Q/SB/5/1  20 January 1653/54

Contents:
Frances Tapsell of Lenham, widow, against Thomas Civers, claiming that he is the father of her illegitimate child

Depositions  Q/SB/5/2  24-5 January 1653/54

Contents:
a) William Stringer of Eastry, yeoman, concerning the theft of four bushels of barley from his bam, accusing John Austin, one of his servants b) John Austin, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/5/3  25 January 1653/54

Contents:
a) Thomas Henecar of Eastry, husbandman, concerning the above b) John Adams of Eastry, labourer, concerning the suspicious behaviour of John Austin

Depositions  Q/SB/5/4  1 February 1653/54

Contents:
Thomas Andrewes of Crayford, yeoman, concerning the theft of a ram, accusing John ?Farnye

Depositions  Q/SB/5/5  4 and 10 March 1653/54

Contents:
a) Elizabeth Coleman of Elham, servant, against her master Thomas Rigden, alleging that he is the father of her illegitimate child. b) second deposition of Elizabeth, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/5/6  18 March 1653/54

Contents:
William Hill of St. Mary's Southwark, waterman, concerning the theft of goods from his boat at Gravesend

Depositions  Q/SB/5/7  18 March 1653/54

Contents:
Thomas Slice of Gravesend, concerning the same, accusing William Adams and George Standford, both Thames watermen

Depositions  Q/SB/5/8  18 March 1653/54

Contents:
George Standford, the accused, of London who claims that he was asleep in his boat when William Adams stole candles from Hill's boat

Depositions  Q/SB/5/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
William Adams of London, the accused, who claims that he has no knowledge how the boxes of candles came to be on his boat

Depositions  Q/SB/5/10  18 March 1653/54

Contents:
George Roberts of Hoo, against John Haslyn of Hoo, whom he suspects has stolen brush wood from his yard on several occasions

Depositions  Q/SB/5/11  21 March 1653/54

Contents:
a) John Austin of Chatham, husbandman, concerning the alleged ill-treatment of a young child by John Loft and his wife b) Thomas Bourly of Chatham concerning the same. c) John Mathews who testifies that the child had run away many times from Loft's house. d) Thomas Swift of Chatham, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/5/12  21 March 1653/54

Contents:
a) Mary Loft, wife of John Loft of Chatham, who claims that she never ill-treated the child and knows not why she ran away so often b) John Loft concerning the same, claiming that he does not know what became of her since she last disappeared

Depositions  Q/SB/5/13  22 March 1653/54

Contents:
a) Richard Boxe of Ash-next-Sandwich, labourer, who confesses that he stole a sheep from Thomas Beere and sold it to a butcher for twelve shillings b) George Harvey of Preston, butcher, who claims, that Boxe told him that he had reared the sheep himself, and that he could not find any mark on it

Depositions  Q/SB/5/14  1 April 1654

Contents:
Anna Jones of Maidstone, widow, against Walter Hunte, discovered hiding under her daughter's bed

Depositions  Q/SB/5/15  1 April 1654

Contents:
Walter Hunte of Maidstone,' kersyeweaver,' who claims that he went to Anna Jones' house to see a piece of cloth and hid under a bed in order not to frighten anyone in the house

Depositions  Q/SB/5/16  1 April 1654

Contents:
a) Christopher Marshall of Erith, cordwinder, against John Harvye accusing him of stealing his sheep b) Thomas Taylor of Crayford who testifies that he saw Christopher Marshall's sheep among those of John Harvye. c) Richard Webb of Crayford who claims that he saw Harvye remove one of Marshall's sheep from his own yard

Depositions  Q/SB/5/17  1 April 1654

Contents:
John Harvye of Erith, the accused, who denies that he removed any sheep from Webb's yard but his own, but admits that it was among Christopher Marshall's sheep and was marked with John Marshall's mark

Depositions  Q/SB/5/18  19 April 1654

Contents:
Agnes Reader of Preston, accusing John Crips of Preston of assault

Depositions  Q/SB/5/19  25 April 1654

Contents:
Thomas Does and Elizabeth Harris who confess that they stole an earthen dish and a salt-cellar from Thomas Flud in Charing

Depositions  Q/SB/5/20  1 May 1654

Contents:
a-b) Thomas Browne and Robert Simpson of Brabourne, concerning their quarrel with Thomas Gillumms, the 'drawer' at the 'Sarazines Head' in Wye

Depositions  Q/SB/5/21  4 May 1654

Contents:
a) Robert Simons of Lyminge who admits striking his servant Roger Pilcher with a pitchfork because he refused to go to work b-c) Roger Pilcher and Samuell Moys, servants of Robert Simons, concerning the same

Depositions  Q/SB/5/22  30-31 May 1654

Contents:
a) Ann Baker of Brookland against William Hoare of Fairfield, accusing him of assault b) William Hoare, the accused, who denies the charge

Depositions  Q/SB/5/23  31 May 1654

Contents:
William Arnold of Chartham, concerning the part he played in the theft of two horses from John Bligh of Maidstone, by Richard Harlowe, his uncle.

Depositions  Q/SB/5/24  7 June 1654

Contents:
Thomas Wood, yeoman, who denies stealing corn belonging to Richard Fogg

Depositions  Q/SB/5/25  29 June 1654

Contents:
a) Clement Pilcher of Lyminge, blacksmith, concerning his quarrel with Henry Rolfe, and the subsequent death of Rolfe b) William Miller of Lyminge concerning the same, who testifies that Rolfe was accidentally hurt by flying sparks while at the blacksmiths. c) John Karder, surgeon, who attended Rolfe's house and saw his injuries

Depositions  Q/SB/5/26  13 July 1654

Contents:
a) Thomas Eaton of Canterbury, yeoman, concerning the theft of four corn sacks, accusing Richard Claringbole b) Richard Claringbole who confesses to the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/5/27  14 July 1654

Contents:
a) Joan Allen of Minster, widow, concerning the theft of two wether sheep, accusing William Hudson b) Nicholas Sawyer of Minster, labourer, who supports Joan Allen's statement. c) George Bridgett of Minster, husbandman, who recognised the sheep as Widow Allen's, but noticed Hudson's pitch mark on them. d) Thomas Watson of Minster concerning the same. e) William Hudson, the accused, of the Isle of Sheppey who claims that he bought the sheep in question from James Grey at Bearsted fair. f) James Grey of East Sutton, husbandman, who supports Hudson's statement

Depositions  Q/SB/5/28  3 October 1654

Contents:
Richard Apsley of Monkton, Thanet, aged 16, who claims that he saw John Wallice and Elizabeth Brown, both of Monkton, lying together in a field

Depositions  Q/SB/5/29  6 November 1654

Contents:
John Spyce of Pluckley, yeoman, who was asked by Samuel Evans to search for cattle which he lost at Maidstone fair. He suspects they were taken by Elias Sanderson and Henry Francis of Ruckinge

Depositions  Q/SB/5/30  6 November 1654

Contents:
George Deeds, ale-house keeper of Pluckley. Sanderson and Frankis came to his inn on the day of Maidstone fair with Edward Kippingate and claimed they had bought seven beasts while there. Kippingate gave Deeds a false name

Depositions  Q/SB/5/31  15 November 1654

Contents:
Thomas Price of ------ Breconshire, who lost two heifers at Maidstone fair and saw them in the possession of George Deeds. Also saw animals belonging to Howell Williams, Owen Thomas, and his master. Note of Williams' bond to appear at the next Sessions to prefer a bill of indictment against Sanderson and Frankis. Price also to appear

Depositions  Q/SB/5/32  15 November 1654

Contents:
Howell Williams of ------ Breconshire who lost two steers and a cow at Maidstone fair and asked Meredith Evans and John Spyce to search for them. On hearing that George Deeds had them, he went to Deeds' house and saw them there

Depositions  Q/SB/5/33  2 December 1654

Contents:
a) Thomas Langerham of Bilsington, seaman, who accuses Henry Frankeish of Ruckinge, labourer, of stealing a goose, a gander and other fowl b) Richard Collen of Bilsington, husbandman, who accuses Elias Sanderson of stealing a "barrow hog"

Depositions  Q/SB/5/34  14 December 1654

Contents:
a) Edward Fox of Elmstone, labourer, who lodged at Robert Minter's House and heard a woman groaning in the room beneath him, the room usually occupied by Ann Savage, Minter's maidservant b) Mary Pryer of Ash and Joan Jerves of Preston, widows, who claim, after examining Ann Savage, that she recently had a child. c) Ann Savage, of Elmstone who denies the accusation

Depositions  Q/SB/5/35  13 January 1654/55

Contents:
a) William Fagge of Elham who was at Peter Impett's house in Elham when John Williams attempted to take Impett as his prisoner claiming that he had arrested him the day before. In the fight which followed Impett's wife struck Williams, who gave her a blow in return. Fagge believes that Williams was "distempred with drinke" at the time b) Henry Lucas who agrees with Fagge's statement that Williams was drunk, remarking that his conduct in church that day was very irreverent. c) John Bridger who, like Lucas, disputes that Williams claimed to have arrested Impett the day before and does not know if Williams was drunk. d) William Beane who also witnessed the fight and the injury to Impett's wife

Depositions  Q/SB/5/36  23 January 1654/55

Contents:
John Williams of Elham, labourer, the accused, who claims that he arrested Impett on a charge of debt on Saturday 21 January. Impett escaped and Williams went to his house on Sunday to take him into custody. He admits that he struck Impett's wife after being provoked. He claims that others were present at Impett's house, drinking on the Lords Day, namely Thomas Nevett, John Bridges, Henry Lucas, William Fagge and William Beane

Depositions  Q/SB/5/37  24 January 1654/55

Contents:
John Carder of Elham, chirugeon, who attended Impett's wife on 21 January and found her to have a cracked skull and cuts on her head. He considers her life to be in danger, especially since she is also pregnant

Depositions  Q/SB/5/38  26 January 1654/55

Contents:
a) Simon Whale of Minster, Thanet, husbandman, against Sarah Paile, the wife of Richard Paile, and Thomas Osborne of St. Nicholas-at-Wade, claiming that he saw them together in a field near Mr. Paramour's chalk-pit b) Thomas Osborne, who admits that he was with Sarah, but states that she was showing him a short cut to his house

Depositions  Q/SB/5/39  1654/1655

Contents:
a) Francis Bileon of Woodnesborough, gardener, who suspects that Lawrence Fells of Eastry stole "half a seam" of yellow peas from his barn and then hid them in James Baker's barn, Baker being his master. 2 March 1654/55 b) Lawrence Fells of Eastry, husbandman, the accused who admits to stealing two gallons of peas from Billeon's barn, but no more than that. 2 March 1654/55

Depositions  Q/SB/5/40  1654/1655

Contents:
a) Edward Phillpott of Ash next Sandwich, tailor, who accuses Elizabeth Simpson of stealing a blue linen apron from his yard, claiming that he saw the same cloth, cut into three aprons, in her husband's yard. 10 March 1654/55 b) Elizabeth, wife of Peter Simpson, barber, of Ash next Sandwich, who denies the theft. 12 March 1654/55

Depositions  Q/SB/5/41  1654/1655

Contents:
a) Mary Manley of Ash, spinster, who washed some blue linen aprons belonging to Edward Phillpott's wife and put them on the hedge between Phillpott's and Simpson's yard to dry. Later she noticed one was missing but saw two smaller aprons of the same material hung up in Simpson's yard. Phillpott's wife identified them as being made from her own apron. 12 March 1654/55 b) Martha Home, spinster, of Ash next Sandwich who repeats Mary Manley's statement. 12 March 1654/55

Depositions  Q/SB/5/42  28 March 1655

Contents:
a) Matthew Norwood, borsholder of West Wickham who went to John Martin's house with a warrant to apprehend his servant Samuel Hall, who is named by Anne Sparke as the father of her bastard child. He suspects that Hall was hidden by Martin and Katherine Haycocke, his servant, in a large chest which Martin refused to unlock. b) Further deposition of 1 April 1655, that Hall was thought to have escaped from the house after Norwood left

Depositions  Q/SB/5/43  30 March 1654

Contents:
a) John Harvill of Erith, yeoman, who lost four sheep and later saw one of them among the sheep belonging to Thomas Andrewes, in Richard Webb's yard, with a new mark on it, but Andrewes denies the theft of the sheep b) Thomas Stevens of Crayford, yeoman, who claims that the sheep in question belongs to Harvill. c) Thomas Andrewes of Crayford, yeoman, who claims that the sheep belongs to his wife's children

Depositions  Q/SB/5/44  n.d

Contents:
George Wraight of Little Hardres and his wife Susanne, concerning the complaint made against them by William Fryer of Bridge. Susanne claims that Fryer struck her several times, but that she is too weak to do him any harm. They ask to be released from their bond to keep the peace

Depositions  Q/SB/5/45  [1654]

Contents:
Joan Goodwine of Petham, widow, who took Mary Coleman as an apprentice in 1651 on the understanding that the overseers of Petham would pay her six pounds. But Mary has since died and Joan claims that she received no money. She asks to be reimbursed. Note that the case be referred to justices

Depositions  Q/SB/5/46  [1654]

Contents:
Margaret Martin of Thanington, widow, concerning the refusal of the overseer Edmund Young to pay her the 18 pence maintenance agreed by the justices. Note that the matter be referred to justices

Depositions  Q/SB/5/47  [1654]

Contents:
Stephen Nicholson of Canterbury, recently appointed registrar of St. Alphage parish. The inhabitants of Staplegate, within the parish, are usually christened, married and buried at St. Alphage but Richard Idenden, registrar of Christchurch Cathedral, Canterbury, claims that the business belongs to him. Nicholson asks that the justices make a decision in his favour. Note that it was so ordered

Depositions  Q/SB/5/48  [1654]

Contents:
Joan Beverstocke, widow, whose husband Thomas Beverstocke served in the Commonwealth Army in Colonel Reade's regiment and was killed at Stirling, leaving his wife and two children destitute. She asks for a pension to support herself and the children. Note that she be given 10s. now and then 40s. half-yearly

Depositions  Q/SB/5/49  [1654]

Contents:
Henry Morris of Womenswold whose house and belongings were burnt in a fire. He estimates the value of his losses at fifty pounds. Since then he has been ill and unable to work. He asks assistance

Depositions  Q/SB/5/50  n.d

Contents:
a) Henry Rumfeild of Sturry, victualler, who for the last seventeen years has kept licensed premises called the Ship at Sturry. His house has been an alehouse for more than sixty years. He asks that his licence be continued b) The inhabitants of Sturry in support of Rumfeild's petition

Depositions  Q/SB/5/51  [1654]


Related information: see Q/SB/5/79

Contents:
Abraham Upton of Whitstable who requests a licence to keep an alehouse called the Plough. He refers to the certificate presented by the inhabitants of the parish supporting his petition.

Depositions  Q/SB/5/52  [1654]

Contents:
Jeremy May late of Sittingbourne who was pressed into the Commonwealth army under the command of Colonel Birch. Becoming disabled he is now unable to work to support his family. He asks that he be granted a stipend

Depositions  Q/SB/5/53  [1654]

Contents:
Elias Heneker who since 1651 served in the Commonwealth army in Colonel Lawrence's regiment under the command of Captain Grist. He is now lame as a result of his injuries and has no friends to help him. He asks for a stipend to support him. Note that he be given 10s. now and 20s. yearly

Depositions  Q/SB/5/54  Elizabeth Taylor, widow, whose husband John Taylor of Canterbury was wounded while fighting with the Commonwealth army in Ireland. Since returning home he has died and Elizabeth asks that the weekly payments of 2s. be allowed to be continued to her. Note that she be given 40s. immediately.

Depositions  Q/SB/5/55  [1654]

Contents:
Lancelot Kenniston of Canterbury, surgeon, who two years previously was requested by Mr. Thomas Scot, justice, to attend John Tailer, a soldier, wounded in the fighting in Scotland. The bill for his services has not been paid and he requests that he be satisfied. His account of his expenses amounts to four pounds. Note that he be paid 40s

Petition  Q/SB/5/56  [1654]

Contents:
Stephen Thompson of Ickham who asks for a licence to keep an ale-house, since the owners of the existing ale-house in Preston have died. Thompson has recently purchased a house in Preston which he believes will be suitable. Certificate added by the inhabitants of Preston in support of Thompson's petition. Note that a licence was given.

Petition  Q/SB/5/57  [1654]

Contents:
Christopher Browne of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, gentleman, who was a churchwarden for three years and when he gave up his office he was out of pocket by £4. 7s. 3d. The new churchwardens have refused to pay him and also, so he claims, have assessed him too high for the latest poor rate. Note that the case be referred to justices for examination.

Petition  Q/SB/5/58  [1654]

Contents:
John Jull of Lydden, husbandman, who at sixty years of age is now unable to continue his occupation and thus seeks a licence to keep an ale-house. The parishioners of Lydden add a certificate supporting him. Note that he be granted a licence if there is no other ale-house there. Note added by Thomas Morris to the effect that he considers Lydden is a suitable place for an ale-house.

Petition  Q/SB/5/59  n.d

Contents:
Margaret Foster who represents her daughter Mary White, who is too sick to attend herself. She claims that one Susan Bell spoke to her daughter about Cromwell, the Lord Protector saying that she wished he and his followers were hanged. Margaret Foster asks that she be bound over to appear to answer the charge.

Petition  Q/SB/5/60  [1654]

Contents:
James Dawes, formerly a glover, but now a disabled soldier who served in Colonel Stubbers regiment in Ireland. He lost a hand in the fighting and has returned to England, unable to carry on his trade. Asks for a pension. Note that he be given £3 half-yearly.

Petition  Q/SB/5/61  [1654]

Contents:
Stephen Allen, constable of the lower half of Toltingtrough hundred. During his one year term he was greatly burdened with trouble in Gravesend and Milton because of the great number of sailors and soldiers there, and spent considerable sums of money in taking offenders to the county gaol. Asks for an order to levy an extra sesse to raise the money necessary to reimburse him. Note that the matter was referred to the justices.

Petition  Q/SB/5/62  [1654]

Contents:
The inhabitants of Wilmington concerning a robbery in Dartford and Wilmington as a result of which £22 was lost. The people of Dartford according to custom have been taxed in order to repay the lost money, but they claim that the people of Wilmington should contribute one third of the amount. The Wilmington parishioners protest against this and ask for the justices' verdict. Note that the case be referred to justices.

Petition  Q/SB/5/63  [1654]

Contents:
John Mauditt, minister at Penshurst who complains that he is assessed more highly for the poor rate than any of his predecessors were. Asks that the assessment be reduced. Note that he is to be assessed at the 1651 rate.

Petition  Q/SB/5/64  [1654]


Related information: see Q/SB/5/72

Contents:
William Bugge of Benenden, who asks for a licence to sell ale at The Sign of the Bull, Benenden. Note that the licence was granted

Petition  Q/SB/5/65  n.d [1654]


Related information: see Q/SB/5/71

Contents:
Daniel Waghorne of Penshurst who asks permission to build a cottage on 2a. in the parish for his family to live in. He refers to a certificate made by the inhabitants of Penshurst supporting his request.

Correspondence  Q/SB/5/66  30 September 1654

Contents:
To George Broghton informing him that Stephen Jorden has now given satisfaction for not working on the highways at [Appledore?] asking him to discharge Jorden.

Correspondence  Q/SB/5/67  2 October 1654

Contents:
From Mr. Wylde concerning his house in Lewisham which has been an ale-house for many years and has recently been re-built. He has put in as tenant a deserving man who has a large family to support. He asks that John Harris be given a licence. Note that it was granted.

Correspondence  Q/SB/5/68  3 October 1654

Contents:
To Andrew Broughton from Mr. Livesey informing him that he has sent William Hudson of Minster to gaol on a charge of felony. He asks him to release Hudson's former sureties.

Correspondence  Q/SB/5/69  n.d

Contents:
To Andrew Broughton from John Pollen asking that he be allowed to make his recognizance with Thomas Barking at The Lyon since his lame foot will not permit him to travel far.

Accounts  Q/SB/5/70  1654

Contents:
For medicines administered to the prisoners in Canterbury gaol by Edward Young, giving details of the ailments.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/71  14 March 1653/54


Related information: See Q/SB/5/65

Contents:
The inhabitants of Penshurst concerning Daniel Waghorne's request to build a cottage on the 2a. in the parish left to him in his brother's will.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/72  16 June 1654


Related information: see Q/SB/5/64

Contents:
The inhabitants of Benenden in support of William Bugge's petition for a licence to sell ale at The Bull, Benenden

Certificate  Q/SB/5/73  9 July 1654

Contents:
The inhabitants of Lower Hardres, that George Wraught and his wife, Susan, have lived peaceably in the parish for almost twenty years.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/74  19 July 1654

Contents:
The inhabitants of Willesborough, supporting George Winter's application for a licence to sell ale in his house.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/75  2 October 1654

Contents:
The parishioners of Lewisham, that Thomas Sivers of Leigh has given them a surety that he will maintain the bastard child of Frances Tapesfeild.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/76  20 October 1654

Contents:
William Woolgate, surveyor of the highways for Gillingham, explaining that George Brice, John White, John Plumley and Michael Jackson, indicted for not working on the highways in 1653, have now given satisfaction for their default.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/77  30 November 1654

Contents:
M. Fusbane, that John Morgan served in his troop as a soldier and died in Scotland in April 1654.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/78  10 January 1654/55

Contents:
Ralph Weldon, that Jeremy May is a fit person to receive relief and has served in the Commonwealth army.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/79  n.d [1654]


Related information: see Q/SB/5/51

Contents:
The parishioners of Whitstable, that Abraham Upton is a suitable person to be licensed to sell ale in his house. They mention that he has a lame daughter to support.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/80  n.d

Contents:
The inhabitants of Lewisham, that John Harris, who has a wife and children to support, is a suitable person to be licensed to sell ale in his house.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/81  n.d [1654]


Related information: See Q/SB/5/64, Q/SB/72

Contents:
The inhabitants of Benenden that William Bugge is a suitable person to be licensed to sell ale at his house, known as The Bull.

Certificate  Q/SB/5/82  n.d

Contents:
The vicar and parish officers of Burham, that William Harvey of the parish has given sufficient surety that he will support a bastard child.

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/83  [13 January ] 1653/54


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 2, 6

Contents:
Concerning the disputes between Thomas Jenkyn of Eythorne and Ann Jenkyn and all the other parishioners, relating to the assessments for the poor rate and for gaol money. The disputes were referred to justices who could not arrive at a decision. New justices are appointed to hear the evidence and estimate the true value of the lands of those concerned. Meanwhile the existing rates will apply.

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/84  31 July 1654-2 October 1654


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f13

Contents:
Concerning the dispute between John Cox of Rainham, victualler, and Ann Daunell his maidservant. She is discharged from the remainder of her term, since he often beat her and she is afraid for her life. Additional order that John Cox pay all the wages due to her up to 31 July.

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/85  30 September 1654

Contents:
That John Cox of Rainham pay the 9s. 6d. due to Thomas Stedman as his wages.

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/86  n.d [1654]


Related information: See Q/SB/5/83

Contents:
Concerning the dispute between Thomas Jenkyn and Ann Jenkyn of Eythorne. The justices find that the assessment has been unchanged for forty-six years or more. They are unable to ascertain the true value of the lands of the parish and so order that the assessment should remain at the present rate.

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/87  [1654]


Related information: See Q/SO/W2 f. 21

Contents:
Concerning the lawlessness within the county. That there be sufficient watching and warding and that the constables of each hundred give weekly accounts to the justices of each division regarding their activities

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/88  [1654]


Related information: See Q/SO/W2 f. 21

Contents:
a) Regarding the same. Further draft of the above b) Concerning Peter Steer of Hunton who twice refused court orders to take on John Pawly as an apprentice. He is to be sent to Maidstone Gaol until willing to obey the court

Draft Order  Q/SB/5/89  [1654]

Contents:
a-b) Further drafts of the above

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/5/90  4 April 1654

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar for House of Correction, Maidstone, giving names of prisoners, offences, date of arrival, names of committing justices, additional notes of verdicts and punishments. Eleven prisoners.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/5/91  3 October 1654

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar for House of Correction, Maidstone, as above. Five prisoners.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/5/92  n.d

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar for Maidstone gaol as above. Fourteen prisoners.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/5/93  n.d

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar for Maidstone gaol as above. Five prisoners.

Gaol Calendar  Q/SB/5/94  n.d

Contents:
Pre-trial calendar for St. Dunstan's Gaol, Canterbury. Five prisoners.

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/5/95  27 March 1654

Contents:
Note of election of Timothy Pramden as borsholder for the town of Westerham by the parishioners. Thirteen signatures.

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/5/96  n.d

Contents:
Note that Henry Bing was bound over to appear at the next session to answer a charge of assault made against him by William Jackson of Southfleet.

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/6  1655-56

Contents:
Order amalgamating the parishes of Elmston, Preston, Stourmouth and Staple with Ash next Sandwich for the purposes of the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, 1653, and similar order for Woodnesborough, [Ickham?], Ham and Betteshanger with Eastry (f. 69)
Depositions concerning burglary of house of Bonham Faunce at Cliffe by a London gang, 1656 (ff. 31-32)

Depositions  Q/SB/6/1  5 February 1654/55

Contents:
Margaret Knowler of St. Lawrence, Thanet, widow. Her child by Richard Dedman who promised marriage.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/2  April 1655

Contents:
a) John Snode, servant to Earl of Winchelsea, concerning the theft of fish from the stews of Shottenton House, Westwell. Suspects Edward Boulden, servant to John Atkins, miller. b) Edward Boulden of Hothfield, denying the theft

Depositions  Q/SB/6/3  13 April 1655

Contents:
a) Ralph Brookes, brickmaker, of Ruckinge concerning theft of goods from his house which were found in custody of Merioes Dodson of Allington, brickmaker. b) Robert Kingsford of Ruckinge, carpenter, concerning the same. c) Merioes Dodson of Allington, brickmaker, who claims to have bought the items from Elias Sanderson who was on bad terms with Brookes

Depositions  Q/SB/6/4  18 April 1655

Contents:
a) Mary Elventon of Minster, spinster, servant to Richard Harnett. That she stole flour from her master and made pies with poultry brought into the house. Denies theft of apples and beer. b) Steven Carlton of Minster, husbandman. Denies picking locks in Harnett's house, but admits to theft of apples, beer

Depositions  Q/SB/6/5  18 April 1655

Contents:
Thomas Homes of Minster, concerning the above. Denies theft of any goods from Harnett.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/6  18 April 1655

Contents:
a) Richard Harnett of Sevenscore, Minster, yeoman. Duck, turkey, eggs, money, apples and beer stolen from his house and locks picked. His servant Frenchborne accuses Elventon, Carlton and Homes. b) Christopher Frenchborne, servant to Harnett, concerning the above

Depositions  Q/SB/6/7  19 April 1655

Contents:
a) Richard Culmer of Minster, clerk. Theft of wooden rails from his land by John Warden. b) Roger Chipman of Minster, labourer. Saw Warden take Culmer's wood

Depositions  Q/SB/6/8  19 April 1655

Contents:
John Warden, junior, of Minster, who denies the theft of rails, but admits taking rotten wood.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/9  22 May 1655

Contents:
a) John Ratliff of Chislet, yeoman. Has seen John Pierson out late at night, shooting pigeons. b) William Right of Chislet, labourer, concerning the same. c) John Morris of Chislet, labourer. As above

Depositions  Q/SB/6/10  24 May 1655

Contents:
a) Dorothy Howlin of Brabourne. Theft of linen from her house. Suspects Thomas Bartlett. b) Thomas Bartlett of Chart, bricklayer. Account of his movements, including visit to his mother and to the barber. Note of bonds to appear at Quarter Sessions. c) Thomas Browne of Bethersden, innkeeper. Silver spoons and linen stolen from box in his room. Suspects Thomas Bramley who stayed at his house. d) Thomas Bramley, admits that he spent the Lord's Day at Browne's house. Denies theft. Note of Browne's bond to appear at Quarter Sessions

Depositions  Q/SB/6/11  7 June 1655

Contents:
Allworth Turner of Minster, Thanet, tailor, on complaint of Roger Taddy, constable. Admits entertaining covenanted servants, tippling beer.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/12  9 June 1655

Contents:
a) Margaret Spice of Kennington, accusing William Mills and George Sudwick of theft of £5 and three chickens from her husband's house. b) George Sudwick of Canterbury, flax-dresser. Lodged at Spice's house, with Mills and William Dyer. Saw two of Spice's chickens killed, but had no part in it himself. Denies theft of money

Depositions  Q/SB/6/13  9 June 1655

Contents:
a) William Mills of Canterbury, flax-dresser, concerning the same. Drank with Sudwick and Dyer at the White Hart, Kennington and later at William Wells' house. While at Spice's house, killed two chickens and took them to an alehouse at Potters corner, Ashford. Denies theft of money. b) Note of bonds to appear at Quarter Sessions for Sudwick and Mills

Depositions  Q/SB/6/14  10 July 1655

Contents:
George Sudwick of Canterbury, flax-dresser. Accused by Spice of stealing £5.10s. with William Miller. He and Miller left Spice's house and went to unlicensed alehouse at Potter's Corner, Ashford, taking with them the chickens. Admits that he offered Spice half the money lost if he did not prosecute

Depositions  Q/SB/6/15  10 July 1655

Contents:
John Spice of Ashford, flax-dresser. Suspects that Miller, Dyer and Sudwick stole money from his brother's house. Followed then to Potter's Corner, Ashford,where he found the chickens.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/16  10 July 1655

Contents:
William Dyer of Canterbury, pointmaker. Sudwicke told him he had 7s. 6d. of Spice's money and asked him to take half to his wife. Dyer returned the money, believing it to be stolen.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/17  10 July 1655

Contents:
Robert Spice of Kennington, flax-dresser. That £5.10s. was stolen from his house. Suspects Dyer, Miller and Sudwick, the latter having offered him half the money not to prosecute.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/18  18 June 1655

Contents:
Peter Amis of Challock, yeoman. Linen to the value of £3 stolen from his house. Found in possession of three persons who claimed purchase from Elizabeth Grims of Brabourne.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/19  18 June 1655

Contents:
Sarah Amis, wife of above, concerning the same.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/20  18 June 1655


Related information: See Q/SB/6/22

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Henry Grimes of Brabourne. Thomas Bartlet of Throwley brought linen to her house and asked her to sell it for him. Took it to Canterbury and sold it to three persons, believing it the property of Bartlett.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/21  19 June 1655

Contents:
a) James Wilkinson of Hinxhill, clerk. Linen stolen from his house later found in custody of borsholder of Canterbury. b) Anne Wilkinson, wife of above, concerning the same. Linen put in custody of borsholder on suspicion that it was stolen property. Identifies it as her husband's

Depositions  Q/SB/6/22  11 July 1655


Related information: See Q/SB/6/20

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of John Winter of Smeeth, miller. Lost thirteen pieces of cloth which Elizabeth Grimes, a prisoner in gaol, admits she had from Thomas Bartlet to sell.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/23  16 July 1655

Contents:
a) Mary, daughter of Robert Eve of Wye, who was in her father's shop when Elinor Huggens came in. She suspects that Huggens stole a card of lace. b) Mary Slaughter of Wye, spinster, concerning the same Saw Huggens hide the lace under her apron

Depositions  Q/SB/6/24  16 July 1655

Contents:
Elinor Huggens of Wye, spinster. Bought lace for 4½d. at Eve's shop, but denies stealing any.
Note of bonds to appear at Quarter Sessions.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/25  20 September 1655

Contents:
a) Joseph Cowell of St. Lawrence, Thanet, yeoman. Saw John Kennard and David Street remove ten sheaves of his own wheat to the tithe wagon without his consent. b) Griffin Hills of St. Lawrence, Thanet, husbandman, concerning the above

Depositions  Q/SB/6/26  20 September 1655

Contents:
John Kennard of St. Lawrence, Thanet. Employed by John Allen to gather tithes. Claims that he took no more than was set out for the tithe.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/27  14 December 1655

Contents:
a) Mary Richardes of Queenborough, aged twenty three. Suspects that Margaret Cheeseman has lately had a child. b) Margaret Cheeseman, admitting that she was with child by Andrew Widgeon. Possible miscarriage or abortion. c) Anne, wife of Henry Seager of Canterbury. Her maid, Margaret Cheeseman, admitted that she was pregnant. d) Alice, wife of John Gayles of Queenborough, concerning the same. Examination of Cheeseman. e) Elizabeth Barber of Minster, midwife. Summoned to examine Cheeseman by Mayor of Queenborough

Depositions  Q/SB/6/28  6 November 1655

Contents:
a) Marie Morillian of Preston, spinster. Theft of clothing from her house. Suspects Martha Parsons to whom she had given lodging for a night. Pursued Parsons to mill at Elmstone where she was being detained by the watch. Parsons admitted theft. b) Martha, daughter of William Parsons of Sandwich, aged twelve. Account of her movements. Lost her way and was given shelter at the Morillian house. Admits theft of linen clothing which she tried to sell at Elmstone for sixpence. c) Mary Morillian, daughter of David Morillian, concerning the above

Depositions  Q/SB/6/29  11 December 1655

Contents:
Alice Coppin of Smarden, spinster. Visited house of Edward Southerne and saw child smothered in ashes. Southerne's daughter, Elizabeth suspect. Helped Southerne's wife, Alice, bury the child.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/30  31 December 1655

Contents:
Mary Wake alias Cornes, of Smarden, spinster. Hearing of bastard child born to Elizabeth Southerne, enquired of Alice Southerne where the child was. Taken by Coppin to place of burial.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/31  29 December 1655


Related information: See Q/SB/6/65

Contents:
a) Austin Finkes of Milton. Two friends one named Brooker stayed at his house, armed with a rapier and a pistol. Note of bond to appear at Quarter Sessions. b) Jeffery Hardinge of Sittingbourne, victualler. Brooker sent an old chest to his house, but he knows nothing of its contents. c) John Hoare, concerning the robbery at Gadd Hill, Sittingbourne, on day Brooker was last there. Note of bond to appear at Quarter Sessions

Depositions  Q/SB/6/32  29 December 1655

Contents:
Iden Taylor of Sittingbourne, servant to Jeffery Hardinge. Brooker came to Hardinge's house armed with a sword and a pistol. Left late at night with a full sack.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/33  2 January 1655/56

Contents:
Certificate by Marmaduke Gresham at request of Jeffery Hardinge of Sittingbourne. Ethelbert Brooker's residence with Gresham.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/34  1 January 1655/56

Contents:
a) John Asten of Marden, miller. Theft of red wood from his mill. Suspects that Robert Roberts took it to John Peeke. b) Robert Roberts of Marden, aged twelve. Peeke asked him many times to bring him wood to make spoons. Admits to taking one piece of wood. c) John Peeke of Marden, husbandman. Roberts brought him a piece of wood a yard long, but denies asking him to bring it. Left wood in hay house, later used by his brother to make spoons. d) George Assord of Marden, blacksmith. Peeke offered him red wood to make spoons

Depositions  Q/SB/6/35  13 January 1655/56

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Edward Melhurst of Wilmington, husbandman. Attempted rape by John Medhurst.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/36  17 January 1655/56

Contents:
Henry Browne of Chatham, maltman. Silver spoon given to him by Lydia Barrett as a love token. Offered to sell the spoon to Lawrence Newton of Maidstone, goldsmith.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/37  17 January 1655/56

Contents:
Lydia Barrett of Chatham, servant to John Browne. Denies giving spoon to Henry Browne or receiving any gifts from him. Her master recently lost a silver spoon.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/38  28 February 1655/56

Contents:
a) Jane Madgin of Aylesford. At Margaret Thoroughgood's house and drank beer with John Webbe, who claimed that his beer was poisoned with arsenic. Admits buying poison recently to kill mice. b) John Henden of Maidstone, apothecary. Believes the white substance in Webbe's drink to be arsenic. Sold arsenic to Madgin

Depositions  Q/SB/6/39  28 February 1655/56

Contents:
a) Jane Webbe, wife of John Webbe of Aylesford, butcher. Her husband told her he was poisoned by Jane Madgin. b) Ellen Gervase of Aylesford, widow. Examined Webbe's drink and found poison in it

Depositions  Q/SB/6/40  3 April 1656

Contents:
Elizabeth Ames of Chart next Sutton. Money and deeds to her property in Headcorn stolen. Suspects her master Thomas Willes. Search of Willes' house by Ames and borsholder. Deeds returned to her by John Buckhurst on Willes' behalf.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/41  5 April 1656

Contents:
Thomas Willes of Sutton Valence, butcher. Knew of existence of Ames deeds, which include those for property held jointly between Ames, Willes' wife and another. Ames left his house for three weeks after quarrel with his wife.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/42  4 April 1656

Contents:
Bonham Faunce of Cliffe, gentleman, before the Mayor of Gravesend and Milton. His parlour window forced out by five or six men. His family bound in their beds. Theft of gold coins and plate.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/43  4 April 1656

Contents:
Robert Rogers of the Worlds End, a milkyn [sic] before Mayor of Gravesend and Milton. Admits burglary of Faunce's house. Manservant's head injured. Has an engine for house-breaking. Living with a bawd who steals his gold coins and substitutes counterfeit.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/44  4 April 1656

Contents:
William Sherley of London, husbandman, before Mayor of Gravesend. Lately lodged near Charing Cross. Travelled by boat from Billingsgate to Gravesend and lodged at Cock Inn, Strood. Kept guard outside Faunce's house, during burglary. Apprehended at Whale Inn, Gravesend, waiting for passage to London.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/45  4 April 1656

Contents:
Francis Lardge of St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, butcher, before Mayor of Gravesend. Travelled by boat to Deptford. Recently at Whale Inn, Gravesend, but denies robbery at Faunce's house. Cannot account for whereabouts at time. £7 given him by stranger.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/46  4 April 1656

Contents:
Philip Taylor of Stowe, Bucks., husbandman, before Mayor of Gravesend. Came from Canterbury to Gravesend for passage to London. Taken by officers with three others, at Whale Inn. Found gold plate and money on road. Mark on his hand is from wound, not branding as thief.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/47  16 April 1656

Contents:
Thomas Packman of Cliffe, husbandman, servant of Bonham Faunce. Account of burglary. Identifies Rogers, Gates, Lardge and three others as robbers. All armed with pistols. Rogers struck servant's head.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/48  16 April 1656

Contents:
Elizabeth Cock, maidservant to Faunce. Bound in her bed by the robbers.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/49  15 April 1656

Contents:
Richard Button, servant to Faunce. Account of burglary. Handkerchiefs covering faces of robbers. [Full details]

Depositions  Q/SB/6/50  7 April 1656

Contents:
Susan Reeve. Theft of 16s. entrusted to her servant Edward Tye to buy malt. Accuses Tye of theft.

Depositions  Q/SB/6/51  7 April 1656

Contents:
a) Richard Browne of Sevenoaks, maltman. Theft of his sheep, later found on John Waker's land. b) John Waker of Chevening, victualler. Claims the sheep as his own, it bearing his mark

Depositions  Q/SB/6/52  14 April 1656

Contents:
Richard Masters of Farnborough, baker and parish constable. John Bathe, yeoman, has bought land and reversion thereof, and built two tenements.

Petition  Q/SB/6/53  7 January 1656

Contents:
George Broadsheet of Boughton [in the Blean] for discharge as constable of Faversham Hundred. Old, sick and manorial court not held recently. With corroboratory certificate from parishioners.

Petition  Q/SB/6/54  8 March 1656

Contents:
Richard Wisdome of Waltham. Reciting Sessions order for Margery Wisdome of Elmsted, widow, the petitioner's mother, to receive 6d. a week each from the petitioner, the parish, and the petitioner's brother John. John witholds payment, also of 50s. a year due to Margery. Petitioner suggests he receive the 50s. and keep Margery in his house without charge to parish

Petition  Q/SB/6/55  11 April 1656

Contents:
Bartholomew Wood of Sevenoaks, inn holder. For relief, fire in stable, loss of £200 value. Lessee of George Inn. Thirty signatures, including minister of Sevenoaks. Note "Certificate granted".

Petition  Q/SB/6/56  n.d

Contents:
William Long of Ash next Sandwich, gentleman. For discharge as constable of Wingham Hundred. Old and sick. Settled in Ash as steward of John Prett. Note of substitute.

Petition  Q/SB/6/57  n.d

Contents:
Robert Minter of Elmstone. For discharge as constable of Hundred of Preston and Elmstone. Court Leet not held for year. Note of substitute.

Petition  Q/SB/6/58  n.d

Contents:
Henry Laurance of Nonington, yeoman. For moderation of £3 fine imposed for entertaining inmate.

Petition  Q/SB/6/59  n.d

Contents:
George Bradstreete and Edward Clinch, for discharge as constables of Faversham Hundred and nominating substitutes.

Petition  Q/SB/6/60  Q/SB/6/61

Contents:
Henry Whitacre of Rainham yeoman. For discharge as borsholder as only recently moved into parish. Note of two substitutes "for Borough of Mackland."

Petition  Q/SB/6  n.d

Contents:
Alexander Bigden of Lenham, husbandman. Two of his horses distrained from plough by pretended bailiffs of Archbishop's court, pretending to enforce petitioner's debt of £24 to appear at Assizes

Petition  Q/SB/6/62  n.d

Contents:
Seventeen freeholders of Hundreds of Downhamford, Wingham and Ringhamford. Accept service as jurors at Quarter Sessions, but demur to Assizes, when more substantial men overlooked.

Petition  Q/SB/6/63  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Lade. For discharge as constable of Upper Half Hundred of Downhamford, having bought farm in Barham. Note of discharge. Nicholas Symson his deputy.

Petition  Q/SB/6/64  n.d

Contents:
John Winter of Wingham husbandman. For binding over Thomas Meade of Canterbury, bailiff. Meade assaulted Winter, who was reading in own house, and daughter Sarah. Pretended warrant from Stephen Meade accusing Winter of assault, who over seventy. Carried Winter to gaol where charges of 30s.

Petition  Q/SB/6/65  n.d


Related information: See Q/SB/6/31-33

Contents:
Jeffery Harding and Bridget his wife, prisoners in Canterbury gaol. To secure release by lessening fines. Three children left at home, one not weaned.

Petition  Q/SB/6/66  n.d

Contents:
Richard Gad. Pardon for disappearance of suspicious person, apprehended by petitioner and lodged with his cousin.

Petition  Q/SB/6/67  n.d

Contents:
John King. Reciting pension of 30s. p. a. as maimed soldier. Has wife and child and so moving from London to wife's mother in Witney, Oxon. Requests relief in form avoiding travel to Maidstone.

Petition  Q/SB/6/68  n.d

Contents:
Robert Bowles of Horsmonden, weaver. To recover money spent as churchwarden on repair of church. Expelled by parishioners from his office and unable to recover from parish. Note of reference to five Justices.

Petition  Q/SB/6/69  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Brooker of Horsmonden, yeoman. Was summoned by Edward Russell, constable of Brenchley Hundred, to serve warrant on Thomas Saxby the younger, as putative father. Brooker was assaulted and constable witheld help, apparently in collusion with Saxby.

Awards  Q/SB/6/70  2 November 1655

Contents:
Prisoners medical expenses. [? Canterbury]

Awards  Q/SB/6/71  7 November 1655

Contents:
Printing and delivering Sessions' orders, 1500 copies.

Awards  Q/SB/6/72  n.d

Contents:
Expenditure on vagrants by borsholder of Lenham, 28s.

Awards  Q/SB/6/73  n.d

Contents:
Estate expenses. [? County farm, Elham]

Certificate  Q/SB/6/74  [1656]

Contents:
Fire in Chevening, 18th March 1656, destroyed adjoining houses of John Driver, father and son £30. Wives and children destitute. Fifteen signatures, including Minister and parish officers.

Presentment  Q/SB/6/75  15 April

Contents:
Constable of Cranbrook Hundred, nil.

Presentment  Q/SB/6/76  n.d

Contents:
Constables of Littlefield and Blackborne Hundreds, both nil.

Draft and copy Orders  Q/SB/6/77  24 August 1653

Contents:
Union of Ash next Sandwich with seven other parishes for registration of births, marriages and burials [draft]

Draft and copy Orders  Q/SB/6/78  9 January 1655/56

Contents:
Brief notes for contracts: crop of House of Correction and land adjoining belonging to County. [? Elham]

Draft and copy Orders  Q/SB/6/79  4 April 1656

Contents:
To borsholder of Newington for removal to Marden of a vagrant, Ann, wife of Nicholas Carter and three children. [copy]

Draft and copy Orders  Q/SB/6/80  n.d

Contents:
Restricting number of inns and alehouses. Many maintained by lewd and disaffected persons. Note on size of bricks. [draft]

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/6/81,82  15 April 1656

Contents:
Maidstone gaol and House of Correction. Twenty-two names in all with offences. One calendar giving dates of admission, from 11th October 1655.

Precepts  Q/SB/6/83-86  11 February 1655/56

Contents:
Michael Livesey, bart., Sheriff to his bailiffs. To produce accused persons at next Sessions. Fifty-six names in all, ten marked "dead".

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/6/87  24 April 1655

Contents:
List of twenty names, with numerals. [? index]

Sessions Papers  Q/SB/7  1657-60

Contents:
Depositions concerning smuggling 1657 (f. 34)
1659 missing
Reference to smallpox in Waltham, 1657, in an order for Elmsted and Crundale to help Waltham with poor relief (f. 49)
Petition concerning kidnapping of 'Bonjour' Crispe of Birchington [1657] (f. 50)
Restoration of treasurer for maimed soldiers of 1649 to office, 1660 (f. 68)
Petition for restoration to office of surgeon to the gaol, 1660 (f. 80)

Bibliography: see Hasted vol. IV p. 334


Depositions  Q/SB/7/1  1657/8

Contents:
a) Elizabeth Greene of Canterbury. That Jane Chesheere told her of assault on her by Edward Braban. Chesheere later died. 21 August 1657 b) Bennet Palmer, wife of Thomas Palmer of Canterbury, bellfounder. As above. c) Jane Chandler of Canterbury, widow. Further details of assault by Braban. Bruising found after her death. d) Elizabeth Taylor of Canterbury, widow. As above. e) Emma Allen, wife of John Allen of Paddicke, near St. Cosmos in the Blean. As above. 8 January 1657/8 f) Edward Braban of Coleman Street, London. Warned Chesheere not to enter Christchurch Woods, belonging to his master, Mr. Cory. Found her chopping wood and forced her to leave. Admits striking her two or three times. 21 August 1657

Depositions  Q/SB/7/2  1657

Contents:
a) Richard Rice of Dover, soldier. Theft of money, handkerchiefs etc. from his lodgings. Informed of a man with two wooden legs who might be suspect. Identified as Williams, who later confesses theft. 7 September 1657 b) Henry Williams of St. Giles in the Fields, London, hat case maker. Confesses theft of money etc. 7 December 1657

Depositions  Q/SB/7/3  26 September 1657

Contents:
Robert Pryer of Lynsted, bricklayer. Admits theft of butter and cheese from Richard Tassell of Tenham, having hidden them in hedge. Unable to feed wife and four children

Depositions  Q/SB/7/4  26 September 1657

Contents:
Robert Pryer, concerning the above

Depositions  Q/SB/7/5  13 October 1657

Contents:
a) William Sneath, aged forty nine, Collector of Customs at Hythe. Saw scallop approach the shore at Shornecliffe [Cheriton] and suspected smuggling. Tried to seize goods for Commonwealth, but assaulted by party of about twelve. b) Josias Swaffer, aged thirty five, of Folkestone, assistant to Sneath. Further details of above. Thomas Ungly among the smugglers, all armed with long staves. c) Edward Carter, aged thirty four, of Hythe, assistant to Sneath. Tried to fire 'a small birding piece' as instructed, but knocked down

Depositions  Q/SB/7/6  14 October 1657

Contents:
Robert Joll of Folkestone, husbandman. Concerning the above. Saw bags, apparently of wool, being tumbled to waterside.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/7  n.d

Contents:
James Arthur, Mayor of Hythe and surgeon, aged forty-six, summoned to Sandgate Castle at midnight. Found Robert Joll with extensive head wounds. Josias Swaffer and William Sneath also injured.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/8  2 November 1657

Contents:
a) Eliza Spratt of Thannington, single woman. Formerly lived at house of Edward Younge of Thannington, yeoman. Returned there and stole sheets from upstairs room, intending to use them to sleep at Podware House. Surprised upstairs and threw sheets from window. b) John Browne and Nicholas Daniel of Thannington, servants to Edward Younge. Found Spratt hiding under a bed in Younge's house. Made search of house and garden and found items of linen which Spratt confessed to having stolen

Depositions  Q/SB/7/9  25 November 1657

Contents:
a) Sarah Tamlyn of Alkham, aged fifteen. Saw Edmond Collar leading Thomas Jenkins' horse toward the pound. Jenkins forcibly took the horse from him. b) Thomas Webb of Alkham, labourer, aged twenty. Further details concerning the above, told him by Tamlyn. Fight between Jenkins and Collar

Depositions  Q/SB/7/10  21 January 1659-60 26 January 1659/60


Related information: See Q/SB/7/90

Contents:
a) Elizabeth Sawyer of Nonnington, widow. Clothing belonging to Margery Jancock, which Sawyer was mending, stolen by night. Suspects Joan Palmer who was found with the stolen property at Widow Tucker's house in Tilmanstone. b) Joan Palmer of St. Margaret at Cliffe. Admits to theft. c) Amy Coale of Nonnington, spinster. Saw Palmer with clothing belonging to her mother, Dorothy Coale and Elizabeth Sawyer. d) Edward Peene, late of Sandwich, labourer, with Thomas Wright and another soldier he stole poultry from house of William Carr of Woodensborough and also from house of John Morris. e) John Morris of Woodnesborough, yeoman. Disturbed at 3 a. m. by his dog barking. Found poultry missing from his yard. His son, John, pursued the thieves to Sandwich, where one soldier was found with a sack containing a gander and geese. f) Francis Jancock of Woodnesborough, labourer. At Morris' request he pursued Peene on suspicion of theft. Found him hiding in a barn between Sandwich and Deal. Peene confessed to theft

Depositions  Q/SB/7/11  2 February 1659/60

Contents:
a) William Godfrey, the elder, of Boughton Aluph, linen weaver. Theft of 28 ells of cloth from his shop. Suspects Nathaniel Coast and John Holman. b) Susan Holter of Ashford, widow. Coast visited her house bringing cloth with him which he then cut into three pieces. Part taken to John Knowlden's house. c) Ann Holter of Ashford, daughter of the above. Saw John Holman bring cloth to her mother's house. He returned with Coast, cut the cloth and took it away. d) John Knowlden of Ashford, linen weaver. Cloth brought to him by Coast. Knowlden visited Godfrey, and, with his consent, called at Knowlden's house for remainder. Has all three pieces in his custody

Depositions  Q/SB/7/12  2 February 1659/60

Contents:
a) Nathaniel Coast of Kennington, linen weaver. Given the cloth by Holman at Widow Holter's house. Part given to Knowlden. Later realised it was stolen and recovered the rest from Holman, handing it over to Knowlden. b) John Holman of Aldington, bricklayer. Coast asked him to take the cloth until needed, and later visited him in Ashford and took part of it away

Depositions  Q/SB/7/13  13 March 1659/60

Contents:
Hamon Vigin of Molash, yeoman. Theft of two wether sheep from his land near Herne Hill, which appeared bloody. Searched John Miller's house by warrant and found part of a carcass. Miller's wife and lodger confess.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/14  13 March 1659/60

Contents:
Ann, wife of John Miller of Seasalter. Saw Mary Baker drive Vigin's sheep into a corner of his field and later carry one dead to her house. Helped Baker to flay the sheep.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/15  [13 March 1659/60]

Contents:
Steven Burton of Seasalter, husbandman, deputy to Theophilus Hanly, constable. Made search by warrant of Miller's house and found part of flayed sheep. Ann Miller and Mary Baker confessed to theft.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/16  13 March 1659/60

Contents:
Mary Baker of Seasalter. Took sheep from Vigin's land to Ann Miller's house. Latter also stole a sheep.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/17  19 March 1659/60

Contents:
a) John Richards of Saltwood, yeoman. Three sheaves of oats stolen from his barn. Found next morning in outhouse. Suspects Thomas Waite and Thomas Tourny the younger, of Brockwell, Saltwood. b) Aquila Johncock, called to witness oats in out-house by Richards. Knows not where they came from. c) Thomas Waite of Saltwood, labourer. Admits taking oats to feed to horses of his master, Thomas Tourny the elder, gent., who was negotiating purchase of oats from Richards. d) Thomas Tourny, the younger, of Saltwood. As above. [? Brockhill Park in Saltwood]

Depositions  Q/SB/7/18  6 May 1660

Contents:
a) William Sanders of Canterbury, butcher. Theft of a sheep from his orchard. b) Robert Seaman, constable of Westgate hundred. Made search by warrant of suspected houses and found parts of sheep in John Smith's house in St. Dunstan's. Red ochre mark on sheep skin. c) Dorothy, wife of John Smith, blacksmith. Henry Croockenden called at her house at 3 a. m. and flayed a sheep with her husband. d) Henry Croockenden. Denies theft of Sander's sheep, giving alibi for the night of incident

Depositions  Q/SB/7/19-20  14 May 1660

Contents:
a) Richard Heywood of Boughton Aluph, husbandman. Saw two cattle driven by moonlight. Suspected theft and roused party of horsemen who searched by different routes. Cattle overtaken between Godfreys Leeze and Boughton Leeze. Man escaped. Boy offered shilling for freedom. [Full details] b) William Lilly, son of Gregory Lilly of Stepney, Middlesex. Confesses to theft of cattle with his father, who hoped to hide them in Challock woods, then drive them to London

Depositions  Q/SB/7/21  16 May 1660

Contents:
a) Martin Bassett of Hothfield, husbandman. Forty sheep brought to Westwell Park for use of Lord Thanet's household. Two missing. Made search with constable and found pieces of sheep in Bonham's house. Also found sacks of barley belonging to Lord Thanet and newly killed sheep bearing Thanet's mark. b) Edward Ellis of Hothfield, husbandman. Present at search. c) Thomas Bonham of Great Chart, labourer. Found meat, which he thought was killed by a dog. Also bought meat at Ashford

Depositions  Q/SB/7/22  31 May 1660

Contents:
a) John Adams of Bethersden, labourer. Theft of ewe sheep. Made search with constable and found pieces of sheep in Robert Tueforde's house. Tueforde claimed the sheep as his own, killed because hurt in washing. b) John Waterman, constable of the hundred. Made search and found sheep in Tueforde's house. c) George Holland of Halden, husbandman. Assisted the constable in the search. d) Robert Tueforde. Denies the theft. The sheep was his own. Killed it and then sheared the skin

Depositions  Q/SB/7/23  12 June 1660

Contents:
a) Thomazin Cullen of Westbere, widow and midwife. Present at birth of daughter to Mary Abraham, daughter of Jeffery Abraham of Minster, yeoman. Stephen Barbett named as father. b) Marie Rabson of Sturry. Evidence as above

Depositions  Q/SB/7/24  19 July 1660

Contents:
Mary Abraham of Minster in Thanet, spinster. Stephen Barbett of Minster, yeoman, was father of her child. She lived in his house as servant.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/25  12 June 1660

Contents:
a) Thomas Davy. Theft of two hats at Appledore fair which were later found in custody of Pierce Langford. b) John Waterman of Bethersden, constable. Found hats in Langford's possession. Latter refused explanation and gave only his name

Depositions  Q/SB/7/26  12 June 1660

Contents:
Pierce Langford. Bought the hats to resell to get money for journey to "Bristow"

Depositions  Q/SB/7/27,28  20 July 1657

Contents:
Daniel Ralph of Ash next Sandwich, husbandman. For victualler's licence, at Chequer Inn, required for billeting soldiers and lodging strangers. With note of reference to Mr. St. Nicholas [petition n. d., with dated certificate of character, bearing thirteen signatures.

Depositions  Q/SB/7/29  [1657]

Contents:
James Bunce of Eastry. For discharge as Constable of Upper Half Hundred of Eastry. John Adams elected as successor but refuses to serve. Certificate of Adam's election, 14 October 1657.

Petition  Q/SB/7/30  [1657]

Contents:
John Adams of Eastry. For discharge as constable. [See above] Note of discharge and appointment of Daniel Knott, 13th January 1658.

Petition  Q/SB/7/31  [1657]

Contents:
John Berry of Upper Hardres. For discharge as Constable of Upper Half Hundred of Bridge and Petham. Served for year from Michaelmas 1656, and no Court Leet held since. Note of successor.

Petition  Q/SB/7/32  [1657]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/63

Contents:
Inhabitants of Isle of Thanet. Reciting abduction of gentleman from his house onto ships from Ostend. For constant precautionary watch. Twenty six signatures.

Petition  Q/SB/7/33  [1657]

Contents:
John Swaine of Lower Hardres. For discharge as bors-holder of borough of Lower Hardres. Appointed at Court Leet for Hundred of Bridge and Petham, Michaelmas 1656, and no Court held since. Note of successor.

Petition  Q/SB/7/34  [1657]

Contents:
Jane Neaves, widow. For relief. Husband in Parliament's service in Ireland. Believed killed, as no news or maintenance. Two signatures in corroboration, and note to pay 30s.

Petition  Q/SB/7/35  [1657]

Contents:
Ezechiell Bridges and William Sayer, late overseers of St. Nicholas Thanet. Spent £5.5s. 8d. as overseers for 1656. Present overseers refuse to levy rate for repayment. Note of reference to three Justices.

Petition  Q/SB/7/36  [1657]

Contents:
Benjamin Dove of Michael Harbledown, victualler. For licence to keep Rose inn, very ancient house. Dove eighty, and elderly wife. Recommended by parish officers. Note "Licenced."

Petition  Q/SB/7/37  [1657]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/56

Contents:
William Whitefeild of Littlebourne, tilestriker. For post as County Overseer of tile kilns, vacant by death. With note "petition granted"

Petition  Q/SB/7/38  [1658]

Contents:
Elizabeth Podry, widow. Husband drowned on Parliament's service in war against Ireland. Note to pay 30s.

Petition  Q/SB/7/39  13 January 1658/59

Contents:
Sarah Bartlett of Willesborough, widow. For continuation of relief. Husband wounded and eventually died in service of Sandwich. Note of 30s. "allowed in full."

Petition  Q/SB/7/40  [1658]

Contents:
Thomas Gadsby of Birchington. For pension. Served in Dover Castle and injured by fall from horse. Note of order to pay 40s.

Petition  Q/SB/7/41  [1658]

Contents:
John Dunstan of Woodnesborough, yeoman. For relief. House and goods destroyed by fire, valued at £40. Certificate that accident happened when petitioner living at Nether Hardres, eleven signatures. Note for payment, £10.

Petition  Q/SB/7/42  24 July 1660


Related information: See Q/SB/7/74

Contents:
Thomas Sympson, Keeper of Canterbury gaol. Allowed two prisoners accused of felony to escape, therefore fined £100 and deprived of post. Detained as unable to pay fine. Offers to resign post on remission of fine. Unfinished note for fine to stand, conditionally.

Petition  Q/SB/7/43  [1660]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/59

Contents:
John Willes of Lyminge. For victuallers licence. Deprived thereof by Relfey and others, late Justices, for loyalty to King.

Petition  Q/SB/7/44  [1660]

Contents:
John Batham of Christchurch, Canterbury. For reimbursement of money spent on poor child, including journey to Sandwich. Apprenticed to him by Robert Mascall and others.

Petition  Q/SB/7/45  [1660]

Contents:
Robert May of Brookland, gent. Appointed Constable of Upper Half Hundred of Aloesbridge at Sessions of January 1659. Has served year, and no Court Leet held. Note of successor.

Petition  Q/SB/7/46  [1660]

Contents:
John Hampton, borsholder for borough of Harbledown. For payment of expenses, 28th October 1659- 17th July 1660 [items given, £1. 3s. 4d. ]]

Petition  Q/SB/7/47  [1660]

Contents:
Lancelot Keninston of Westgate, Canterbury, barber-surgeon. For re-instatement as surgeon, County gaol. Displaced for loyalty to King after thirty-two years service. Note for reinstatement.

Petition  Q/SB/7/48  [1660]

Contents:
Inhabitants of St. Dunstan's, Canterbury. For rating twelve named men in Cathedral Precincts.

Petition  Q/SB/7/49  [1660]

Contents:
Mary Bourne of Acrise, widow. For order that church-wardens pay her money due. 30s. for keeping Christopher Adman, and 35s. house rent for John Skilton, both poor. Note of reference to two Justices.

Petition  Q/SB/7/50  n.d

Contents:
John Winder. Attacked near Sittingbourne by Richard Man, who cut purse containing 9s. from breeches, for pretended debt. Winder complained to Justice but Borsler[? borsholder] failed to serve warrant and Man absconded. Borsler also committed Winder as vagabond. Request redress from Man, Borsler and accomplices. Note of discharge.

Petition  Q/SB/7/51  n.d

Contents:
Inhabitants of Chislet parish. Mary Hutchinson, single-woman, committed to gaol by Mayor of Canterbury. Order for her return to Whitstable, but Constable of Westgate refused to receive her. Hutchinson wandered into Chislet, became servant and pregnant. Request return to birthplace. Note for her settlement at Chislet.

Petition  Q/SB/7/52  n.d

Contents:
Thomas Andrewes. For discharge as Constable of Preston Hundred, having served year. Note of successor.

Accounts  Q/SB/7/53  [1657]

Contents:
Surgeon, for prisoners in East Kent gaol, men and women. Including three Dunkerkers refusing to give names. Since 12th August 1657.

Accounts  Q/SB/7/54  [1660]

Contents:
Robert Seaman, Constable of Westgate Hundred. Disbursements, 18s. Note for re-imbursement by assessment on Hundred.

Accounts  Q/SB/7/55  n.d

Contents:
Seventeen names, enumerated, with small sums, £10.

Certificate  Q/SB/7/56  [1657]

Contents:
Good character of William Whitfild, five signatures. [Littlebourne, see Q/SB/7/37]

Certificate  Q/SB/7/57  8 January 1658/59

Contents:
From parish. Death of Thomas Boniface of Willesborough at Portland sea fight. With note, allowed 30s. " and for her to expect". Two signatures.

Certificate  Q/SB/7/58  20 January 1658/59

Contents:
Marriage of John Bradbury and Ann Page. By Minister of Newington [next Sittingbourne].

Certificate  Q/SB/7/59  [1660]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/43

Contents:
Good character of John Wills, previously licensed victualler. Has bedding for strangers, stables for horses. From Lyminge, fourteen signatures.

Presentment  Q/SB/7/60  [1662]

Contents:
John Chapman of Strood, glazier. For disturbing burial service of unknown woman by Richard Hunt M. A., Curate of Strood, 29th November 1661.

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/61  13 January 1656/57


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 28

Contents:
To pay rate on land (900a.) called North Blean, to relieve poor of Westgate, Canterbury. Nearly all recently taken over by owner, Henry Springett. Previously occupied by Robert Dixon, John Pemble and John Colgate.[copy]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/62  13 January 1656/57


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 28.

Contents:
Elmstead and Crundale each to pay 5s. weekly for six months to Waltham parish. Reciting burden of poor at Waltham due to smallpox epidemic. Hundred unable to help. Note: "Order discharged"[copy]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/63  [21 July 1657]


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 30

Contents:
For strict enforcement of watch and ward. Note: "made upon the petition annexed." [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/64  12 November 1657


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f.33

Contents:
Reciting apprenticeship of Henry Stocke, poor child to Isaac Eglestone of Halstow, weaver. Immoderate correction by Eglestone and Stocke has repeatedly run away. Order for overseers to care for Stocke until next sessions and Eglestone to pay 2s. 6d. weekly. Note of bond to appear at next sessions. [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/65  12 January 1657/58


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 34

Contents:
Reciting order of 1649 for treasurers of East Kent to pay £120 to John Box. His executor, James Bix, to repay money. [copy]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/66  10 January 1659/60

Contents:
On motion of Thomas Hardres, counsellor at law for Stelling. That dispute between Stelling and Elham be settled at next Sessions, provided overseers of Elham have notice. Note: "that this order be discharged".

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/67  [24 July] 1660


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 46

Contents:
For discharge of order of 10 January 1660, concerning settlement of Thomas Betts and family, disputed between Elham and Stelling [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/68-9  24 July 1660


Related information: See Q/SB/7/79, Q/SO/E1 f. 48-9

Contents:
Reciting William Russell served sixteen years as treasurer for maimed soldiers in Eastern division. Discharged 1649 for loyalty to King. John Frye held office till present Sessions. Mr. Drayton anxious to retire as treasurer of Marshalsea prison, having served fifty years. Order that Russell be treasurer of Marshalsea and also for maimed soldiers in place of Frye. Committee of justices to settle accounts of Frye, who is to give security for payment of £100 to Russell within six months and also to pay Russell balance appearing from accounts. [drafts]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/70a,b  24 July 1660

Contents:
Reciting indictment of Chislet parish for road from Cockett rostall [sic] to Rosalis bridge by the Blean. Order for reimbursement of Edward Parramour and John Seale [? Childs Forstal in Chislet] [order and copy]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/71-2  24 July 1660


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f.49

Contents:
Victualler's licence to John Willes of Lyminge [on printed form with manuscript draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/73  [24 July 1660]

Contents:
Three draft orders [with marginal notes for all three "copied and entered"]. a) Reciting that Mr. Mascall and others of Christchurch, Canterbury, apprenticed poor child to John Batham of Christchurch, glover, to be kept at rate of 2d. per week. Batham bought clothes and made journey to Sandwich on child's behalf, 16s. 4d. Keep cost £7. 1s. 4d., parish paid Batham £2. 12s. Order that matter be referred to committee of five. [See Q/SO/E1 f. 48] b) On petition of John Hampton, borsholder for borough of Harbledown, for expenses of his office, £1. 3s. 6d. Order for assessment by Robert Seaman, constable of Westgate Hundred. [See Q/SO E1 f. 47] c) For discharge of Zachary Conyers and William Verrier as churchwardens of Norbourne and installation of Daniel Wyborne and Abraham Uxton, newly elected by Minster and inhabitants [? Northbourne] [See Q/SO/E1 f. 48]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/74  [24 July1660]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/42, Q/SB/7/78, Q/SO/E1 f. 48

Contents:
Discharge of Thomas Simpson as gaoler of Canterbury and fine of £100 on Simpson. For negligently allowing escape of Henry Evans and Henry Cruttenden, committed for felony. Fine to be remitted if prisoners returned to gaol before next Sessions [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/75  [n.d.]


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 49

Contents:
Reciting dismissal of John Gilbert of Canterbury, yeoman, as keeper of Canterbury gaol, after eight years service and for loyalty to King. Order for Morris Eady, undersheriff and Thomas Simpson, present gaoler, attend Sessions to show why Gilbert should not be restored to office.
Note: "upon request of William Trussell, late treasurer for maymes." [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/76  [24 July 1660]


Related information: See Q/SO/E1 f. 50

Contents:
Reciting indictment of Sittingbourne for road near Grays Gate, between Sittingbourne and Bapchild. Order for reimbursement of William White and Jeremiah Nether. [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/77  [24 July 1660]

Contents:
Licence as corn merchant to Stephen Court of Reculver [two copies]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/78  [n.d.]


Related information: see Q/SB/7/42, Q/SO/E1 f. 48

Contents:
Note of prisoner Henry Every, received by George Simpson from Thomas Simpson. Order for Thomas S. to be fined £100, discharged as gaoler, and for fine to stand unless Thomas restore prisoner to gaol.
Note: "these two orders to be made into one." [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders  Q/SB/7/79  n. d. [c. 1660]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/68, Q/SB/7/69

Contents:
William Trussell, treasurer for maimed soldiers, and John Fry to attend justices after dinner, relative to Trussell's accounts and Fry continuing as treasurer. [draft]

Draft and Copy Orders:  Q/SB/7/80  n. d. [c. 1660]

Contents:
Printed blank forms of orders for reimbursement of parish surveyors. [two copies]

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/7/81  20 April 1658

Contents:
Maidstone House of Correction. Six names, offences, and notes of disposal of prisoners.

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/7/82  July 1660

Contents:
Seven names, offences and verdicts.

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/7/83  n.d

Contents:
Fifteen names, offences and sentences. Endorsed "Canterbury".

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/7/84  n.d

Contents:
Canterbury gaol and House of Correction. Fourteen names, offences and sentences.

Calendars of Prisoners  Q/SB/7/85  n.d

Contents:
Maidstone gaol. Nineteen names, offences and sentences.

Precepts  Q/SB/7/86  1 May 1657

Contents:
Michael Livesey, bart., Sheriff to John Mills and Henry Peeke, his bailiffs. To produce five named persons at next Sessions, Canterbury.

Precepts  Q/SB/7/87  (-) 1660


Related information: See Q/SB/7/89

Contents:
Form of Precept. To Constables of Toltingtrough Hundred. To prevent victuallers serving meat during Lent in Gravesend, Milton and the Hundred. Pursuant to Royal proclamation.

Bonds  Q/SB/7/88  n.d

Contents:
John Weekeley of Preston to William Tyler of Wittersham and Margaret his wife. For payment of costs of writ of certiorari on conviction of Samuel (-). [document damaged]

Bonds  Q/SB/7/89  n.d

Contents:
Two printed forms of bond not to serve flesh during Lent [See 7/87]

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/7/90  [1660]


Related information: See Q/SB/7/10

Contents:
List of bills to be preferred against Joan Palmer and Edward Peene.

Miscellaneous  Q/SB/7/91  July 1660

Contents:
List of jurors, thirty-six names, those sworn indicated. Endorsed "Grand Inquest".

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