London paupers and criminals (1727-97)

People from Winslow travelled to London for work, and sometimes ended up in trouble: as paupers who the local authorities wanted to send home, or in court on criminal charges. These records come from the London Lives website.

9 June 1727, St Martin in the Fields
LL ref: smdsset_10_1102
Mary Thomas widow aged about 36 years Lodging in Russell Court Drury Lane Saith her Brother Felix Daverell aged about 26 years was never married never kept house nor an Apprentice was born at Winslow in Bucks that he hath been near 14 Years in London And that he was a yerly hired Servant to Mr Nutkins at the Boy and Bottle in Salisbury Street in the Strand a Yar and 3 quarters had £3 Per Annum Wages She being present at the hiring and came thence about 12 years Since afterwards hired himself to at the Kings Head Tavern Charing Cross where he lived upwards of a Yeare but had no Wages from thence he again hired himself to Mr Nutkins where he continued upwards of a year and had greater Wages then before but what can't be positive Saith he came from thence about 7 years agoe and then workt Severall yeares at Ivey Bridge carrying full to Market and never lived a year in Service Since Saith he now is and for a year past hath been Lunatick

8 Feb 1763, St Clement Dane's
LL ref: WCCDEP358190329
Ann Davis Aged about 30 Years upon Oath says she Intermarried with Her Husband Wm. Davis at the Fleet London upwards of Nine Years since says her said Husband is Liveing is a Soldier in the 32d Regiment of Foot now in Germany Says her said Husband was born in Somersetshire but in what Part cannot say Says she never was an Apprentice or a hired Yearly Servant for One Year Says her Father John Harris was a Carpenter and Rented a House in the Parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks and Paid Scott and Lott there

3 May 1780
LL ref: LMSMPS507290042, LMSMPS507290043
William Hawkins Elizabeth his Wife and their three Children (Namely) Mary Aged Fifteen are Sarah Aged Thirteen Years and William Aged Five Years were removed from the Parish of Saint Mary le Bone the Said County of Middlesex to the said Parish of Little Stanmore
Little Stanmore claimed that in 1777 he had given his place of residence as Winslow.

Dec 1788, Middlesex Sessions, vagrants
LL ref: LMSMPS508420158
Anne Spratley of Winslow. Brought in 2 Dec, sent out 3 Dec. Fine 2d.

7 Dec 1797, Criminal Registers
LL ref: NAHOCR700030158
John Seaton. 5 ft 8 in. Dark complexion. brown hair. dark eyes Winslow Bucks. a Butcher.
Committed at Clerkenwell by Revd. S. Glass. D.D.
Crime: Stealing Poultry. Revd. Mr. Dodd's
Tried 11 Dec by Perryn
12 Months in the house of Correctionn. & publicly Whipp'd

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