Catalogue description East Kent Order Book, Epiphany 1653/4

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Reference: Q/SO/E1/f.1
Title: East Kent Order Book, Epiphany 1653/4

Sessions at Canterbury 10 January 1653/4


Richard Glover


John Linch of [blank] gent. was lately chosen one of the constables of the hundred of Downhamford but has since removed out of the same; the court therefore appoints Richard Glover of Staple, yeoman, to be constable in his place and orders Richard Glover to go to a justice of the peace to take the oath of a constable.


William Pennyale


The like order for William Pennyale of Lynsted to be constable of the hundred of Teynham in the place of Thomas May who has died.


Simon Hayte


The like order for Simon Hayte of Lynsted to be borsholder of the borough of Brunpett in the place of John Scudge who has died.


Robert Preston


Robert Preston of Herne because of old age and loss of his sight is unable to get his living as a tailor. Ordered that the overseers of the poor of Herne shall allow to Robert Preston 2s. 6d. weekly.


Philip North


Philip North was taken as a vagrant at Gillingham, whipped, and by order of the justices sent to Faversham where he was born but the churchwardens and overseers of Faversham refused to receive him; he was whipped by order of the mayor of Faversham and sent back to Gillingham. Ordered that Philip North shall be sent back to Faversham.


Thomas Jenkin, Anne Jenkin and the parishioners of Eythorne


At the last sessions [at Canterbury] matters in difference between Thomas Jenkin of Eythorne, Ann Jenkin of the same, widow, and the rest of the parishioners concerning their assessments for the church, poor and gaol money were by the court referred to John Dixon, Robert Hales, Peter Peke and Thomas Foach, esquires, justices of the peace, or any two of them, who have since examined the same and now certified to this court that they cannot determine the differences. Ordered with the consent of both parties that the differences be referred to George Pilcher of Coldred and William Smyth of Waldershare to examine the true value of the lands of both parties and to certify the same to this court at the next sessions here and in case the referees cannot agree they are to appoint a third man for settling the same and certify as aforesaid and in the meantime all payments are to be continued according to the form of rates assessed.


John Eve


William Marsh has served the office of constable for the hundred of Aloesbridge for upwards of a year and a quarter and no Court Leet has since been held for the choice of any other, whereby the service of the state is neglected. John Eve of Buckland to be appointed constable in place of William Marsh and to go to a justice of the peace to take the oath of a constable.

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Language: English

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