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85 Interestingly, it seems that pensioners did not always appear in person to collect their pensions on pay days, perhaps to avoid this supervision. In 1656, a parish officer normally responsible for surveying inmates, was to be sent four or five days before theyr next pay day ... to all the Penconers and Orphants dwelling in and nere the parish to give them notice that they appeare everyone in theyr owne persons to rec[eive] theyr pay except such as by reason of lamnes of sicknes cannot come, and such as doe not come not haveing a law full excuse to hinder them are to receave noe moore pencons.
In the early eighteenth century, petty sessions met outside the general sessions for each division of the county, and also in each parish, depending on the availability of local justices, For discussions of procedure, see R. xv. xxiv. JPs were given extra responsibility to sanction additions to poor relief lists under the 1723 Workhouse Test Act, 9 Geo. I c. 7: see P. 63. JPs were to hear appeals against unfair rating, or requests for amendments to pensions in sessions, appoint overseers and confirm their accounts, 39 Elizabeth I c.
39-40, 20 April 1669. 190v. II, 15 Nov. 182, 23 Dec. 1658. 198, 17 Oct. 1677. 26. 205. Banbridge never appeared on the pension books. l31. 21 March 1670. 48. 13 June 1654. 43. 37. Ann Burton's pension was not increased by six pence a week. According to the parish books she received two pence more a week in 1657 than she had in 1656, although this was reduced again to eighteen pence in 1658, WAC F384/33, F385, F387/41. WAC F4509.