Middlesex Sessions:
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February 1736

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Image 29 of 7826th February 1736

To the Worshipfull Chairman and the Rest of the Worshipfull Bench of
Justices noresitting at Hicks Hall in St. John Street in & for the County of Middx

The Humble Petition of William Frazier< no role > and Elizabeth< no role >
his Wife of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields

Humbly Sheweth

That Your Petitionr. Wife having Occasion for aservant to assist her in the
way of her Employ made application to the Officers of the Parish of St. Giles in the County
of Middx for a Parish Child who Recommended Jane Manerell< no role > a Child about Yours
of Ags to Yor. Petitionrs. Wife as an honest: Sober; and Well meaning Child And fit for your
Petrs. wifes Employ Whereupon yor Petition agreed to take her as an apprentice and
Recerved her into his Family as such together with twenty Shillings in hand paid
by this sd. Parish officers toward fitting her with necessaries to which use wth. some addition your
Petitionrs Wife laid out accordingly which for more Certainly is humbly Referred to the
Bill hereunto Annexed And that your Petitionrs did not take the sd. Child with any other
View than to assist her in the way of her Employ and not for the Proffit of the sd. Sume of 20s
and Saith that the sd Child cant Complain of any want [..] of Wholsome Food: or any other
necessaries Yet not wth standing shee is Naturally inclined to pilser and Steal so that your
Petitionrs. has sustained many great losses thereby and fourtheir [..] Petr sd. wife being
intrusted wth. a conciderable value of other Persons Effects and is very Poor and not able to make
restitution for such damages as he may Sustain and is irrelievable but by yor. Worships Great
Goodness and Powerfull protection Your Petitionr. having done his utmost to prevail upon the
sd. Parish Officers to grant him relief and receive the sd. Child again into their Workhouse
where shee with care might be worried from her Accomplaces who are unknown to your
Petitionr. but refuse to comply wth. yor. Petitionrs. humble request The truth and verily of your
Petitionrs. Complaint is humbly refferred to the Worshipfull Justice Deviel who was pleased
to Examine the sd Child touching the matters Contained in your Petitionrs. Just Complaint

Wherefore your destressed Petitionrs. in all Humility beg that yor.
Worship May be Graciously please to take their hard case into your
wife Consideration and Grant yor. Order directed to the sd. Parish
Officers to Ease your Petitionrs. heavy burthan by receiveing the sd
Child to the care of the sd. Parish together with her necessaries which
purchased wth. the sd. twenty Shilling he having sustained many gesat
losss. and not able to make further restitution And yor. Petrs. through
tenderness humbly begs to be Excused having on a prosecution as that
Law directs Etc.

And they as induty Bound will Pray

William & Ellizabeth Frazier< no role >

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