Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors

26th June 1713 - 2nd August 1722

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Image 391 of 55829th September 1718

26th Septemr. 1718

Cook Edms< no role > . Petr. P Locks Gift

Upon reading the humble Petition of Edmund Cook< no role > weaver Setting
forth That he Served his apprenticeship with John Brown< no role > weaver
late one of the Artsmasters of this Hospital and 15 Sett up for himselfe
in his Said Trade in Key alley in St. John Street
near the Bull beyond hicks hall and that he had applyed to this Court
for Some part of Mr Locks Gift but had not yet been able to obtain it
And upon inspecting the Booke it appeared that his petition was referred
to the Comee of this house the 23d. of June 1715. but that no
Report has been made in his favour It is Ordered That Mr.
Christopher Bateman< no role > John Cottle< no role > Esqr . and Thomas Rawlinson< no role > Esqr . or any
two of them be desired to enquire whether the said Edmund Cook< no role > be sett
up in his said Trade and of his hopefullness therein and to make their
Report to this Court

Apprentices made free

At this Court the persons here under named were ordered to be made
free of this City haveing Served their apprenticeships in this hospital to
the Artsmasters hereunder menconed vizt.

James Anderson< no role > part to Joseph Roe< no role > remr. to John Maskin< no role > P Indre dat 3d. Aprill 1710
John Ballinger< no role > to Gabriel Bestman< no role > P dodat 4th. July 1711


At this Court the poor Boys hereafter named were ordered to be putt
apprentices in this hospital at the nomination of the Governours hereafter
named vizt.

Francis Cornish< no role > to P Mr Depty. Beckley

Indre dat 24th. Novemr. 1718 .

John Fenn< no role > to John Machin< no role > P Marm: Alington< no role > Esqr .

Indre dat 29th. Septr. 1718 .

Henry Godfrey< no role > to Gab Bestman< no role > P Capt. Outing

Govr. nominated

At this Court the following gentlemen being nominated to be
Governours of these hospitals vizt.

John Bridges< no role > Esqr Lincolns Inn P Mr Bateman
Henry Fendal< no role > Esqr of Ewell in Surry P Robt. Vansittart< no role > Esqr .
Pulter Forrester< no role > Esqr of Bradfeild in Hertford P Richd. Goulson< no role > Esqr .
Tho: Bishop< no role > Esqr .Westdrayton Middx P Mr Richd. Rawlinson< no role >

It is Ordered that ye consideration thereof be Referred to the Comee
of this house who are desired to Report their Opinion therein to this

Govr. none to be aviated
in 6. Months

Ordered That no more Governours be nominated for these
Hospitals in Six Months now next ensueing

Ex. & Kal

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