Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors
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26th December 1722 - 15th December 1737

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Image 393 of 49113th November 1735


Thursday 13th Novr. 1735

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StewardJames< no role > By Sr . Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
David White< no role > for Pillfering from off a Chariot in his Shop two peices of Old Brass
of small value which he has confessed and being a disorderly person.

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WoodJohn< no role > By Sr. Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
Jacob Gudgeon< no role > for Pillferring out of a Lighter lying in Fleetditch some Coals of small
Value belonging to Mr. Robert French< no role > & being a disorderly Person.

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MaccloudeDaniel< no role > By Sr. Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
James Chambers< no role > his Master for frequently absenting himself from his Since without
Leave & any lawfull occasion & being a disorderly Apprentice .

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CaswellMary< no role > By Sr . Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
William Saunders< no role > for picking his Pockett of three pence, and for assaulting & Striking
him on the face in the Office in my presence and being a disorderly Comon Street Walker.

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WilliamsSarah< no role > By Sr . William Billers< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
Anne Grant< no role > for being a [..] idle disorderly Person and comeing into her Mistresses
house with a strange Man making great disturbance and Charging her with robbing her
without any Colour of reason.

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HartAnne< no role > By Sr. Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
Luke Bacon< no role > a Watchman of St. Dunstans in the West London for being found
this Morning at the Temple Gate in Fleetstreet picking up strange Men and
refusing to depart thence or to go home, when he required her and being a Common
Street Walker.

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{RoachElizabeth< no role >
&
VizageMary< no role > This name instance is in a workspace. }
By Sr. Richard Brocas< no role > being Charged by the Oath of
Luke Bacon< no role > a Watchman of St. Dunstans in the West London
for being found by him frequently lying at Doors and on
Bulks and Loyterring up and down the Streets all Night and
being disorderly idle Persons giving no Account of themselves
and having no visable way of living

Govr elected


Upon reading a Report from the Comittee of this House dated the Fifteenth day of
October last settingforthThat in pursuance of an Order of Court of the Fifteenth day
of January 1730 This Comittee having considered of Sr. Hans Hoane< no role > Bart . who was
nominated by Mr. Thomas Aynscomb< no role > to be one of the Governors of the Hospitals of
Bridewell and Bethlem It is the Opinion of this Committee that he is a very proper person to
be a Governor if the Court shall think fitt All which nevertheless is submitted to the Judgment
of the Court And it is Ordered that this Opinion be reported to the next Court This Court
doth elect the said Gentleman to be a Governor of these Hospitals And it is Ordered that a
Staff be sent to him accordingly.

Slate Joseph< no role > Petr
for a Lease of a House in
Bridewell prcinct referred

Upon reading the humble Petition of Joseph Slate< no role > settingforthThat he is willing to take
a Lease of a House in Bridewell Precinct faceing Bridewell Dock late in the possession of
Thomas Crane< no role > for 11 years to commence from Lady day next at the Rent of 6. a year clear
of Taxes & to repair the premisses or if the Governors will put the premisses into Tenant [..]
repair he will pay 10 a year& praying a Lease thereof according to his said present
It is Ordered that it be referred to the Comittee of this House to consider of the said
Petition and to Report their Opinion therein to the Court.




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