Quarter Sessions Order Book

HRO: Q1/1

p 429 (24 June)

Uppon Complainte made at this Sessions of the greate Disorders in the parishe of St Johns in the Soake by vseinge vnlawfull games and Conventicles, & prophanation of the Saboth which as is informed by the allowance and furtherance of the Constables, Churchwardens and other Cheif Inhabitantes there. It is thought fitt and soe ordered by this Corte that they shall from henceforth forbeare to vse or suffer to be vsed the said vnlawfull games within the said parishe and likewise shall forbeare there other sportes and recreacions of dauncinge & the like on the Saboth daie in or betweene the tymes of divine seruice Or in Contempte or neglecte thereof that any offendinge against this order shalbe bounde to the good behauior.


  • Marginalia
    • An order about vnlawfull games in the Soake
  • Footnotes
    • Disorders: D written over another letter
  • Document Description

    Record title: Quarter Sessions Order Book
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: Q1/1
    Repository location: Winchester

    The order books of the county quarter sessions were the formal record of the courts proceedings, containing copies of order on a wide variety of topics, including licensing of alehouses and victuallers, repair of roads and bridges, regulation of fair and markets, regulation of weights, measures, prices, and many other subjects of dispute.

    1607–28; mostly Latin, some English; paper; ii + 272 + ii; 317mm x 203mm; contemporary foliation; modern black leather binding, title on spine: 'Order Book 1607–28.'

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