Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Minutes of the Court of Governors

12th January 1738 - 4th April 1751

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Image 414 of 52425th June 1731

Continued Friday 14th. Octr. 1748

have a Lease of a House
in Holborn (No: 4)}

Upon Reading a Report from the Comittee of this House dated the 29th. July 1748
under the hands of Edward Holloway< no role > Esqr . Trear Dr . Richard Rawlinson< no role > Mr. Robert Elliot< no role >
Mr. William Fletcher< no role > and Mr. Samuel John as followsAt this Comittee Thomas
< no role > of Lincoln Inn Fields Tobacconist proposed to take a Lease for 24 years
from Xmas next of a House in Holborn (No: 4) late in Passion of Richard Morning
Tague 10 P Ann Rent clear of Taxes & to pay a Fine of 100 & to repair the HouseTo
have the free use of the Passage leading Mr. Palmer as fore as three fees beyond the End of
the House & a Door to Open into the sd. Passage And that all Locks Keys Botts, Barns, Partitions
Wainscot, Chimney peies Hearths & other things which are now or shall hereafter during the
Term be setup in the pmes shall be loft at the End of the Term, The Comittee Accepted the said
Proposals upon which the said Thos. Hughes< no role > gave a Guinea to the Poors boxAll
which is Nevertheless Submitted to the Judgment of the Court And it is Ordered that this
Opinion to Reported to the next CourtThis Court having duly Weighed & Considered
the sd. Report doth Confirm the some & order that a Lease be made to the said Thomas
< no role > Accordingly.

HigginsWillm< no role > .Petr.
for [..] Lease 2 Mosse at
Wapping (No: 9.) referred to Comee}

Upon Reading the humble Petition of William Higgins< no role > of Wapping Gentleman
Setting forthThat the Petitioner on the 7th. of May 1746 Agreed with the
Governors for a Lease of two Messes on Tenemt. near Execution Deck at Wapping
for 21 years from Michas then next at 25 P ann rent & to repair the premes
himself and to pay a Fine of 30That the Petitioner has Accordingly paid the
said Fine and has laid out 450 in Repairing the premes as by the Bills [..] And praying an
Addition at Term of 10 Yrs. to the time in beingIt is Ordered that the said petition be referred
to the Comittee of this House to Consider thereof and to report their Opinion the room
to the Court.

WattsThosTo be
enquired after for Locks

Upon Reading the humble Petition of Thomas Watts< no role > Weaver Setting forth
That he Served his Apprentice in this Hospital to Mr. George Male< no role > one of
theArtsmaster s by Indre dated the 8th. day of June 1741 and by Order of Court the
9th. day of Septr. 1748 he was on the 20th. day of Septr . last made free of this City and is
Set up for himself in his sd. Trade at Mr. Francis Wickhams< no role > Weaver in kings head
Court Shad laneAnd the Court being Informed that the Comee of this Houses on the
day ofInspected the book kept of Apprentice behaviour
and found no Complaint against himIt is Ordered that three of the
Governors of these Hospitals or any two of them be desired to enquire whether
Tho. sd. Thomas Wath be set up in his sd. Trade & of his hopefullness [..] in & to make
their Report to then next Court.

Apprentice free

At this Court the Persons hereunder named were Ordered to be made free
of this City haveing Served their Apprenticeships in this Hospital to the Artsmasters
hereunder written Vizt.

AdcockRichard< no role > to Sutton Sharpe< no role > by Indre dated 4th. Decr. 1739
BringhurstJohn< no role > to William Cook< no role > by Indre dated 25th June 1731


At this Court the following poor boys were Ordered to be put out Apprentices
at the Nomination of the Governors herein after Named Vizt:

BerrisfordWilliam< no role > toMr Depty Hunt
LittlefieldJames< no role > toMr Edwd. Whitehouse< no role >

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