The rights of the poor discover'd and preserv'd. Being an information in the Exchequer, in the attorney general's name; at the relation of Mr. William Smith, Capt. Richard Oldner, Mr. George Oldner, Junior, Mr. John Kibble, Mr. Robert Watts, Mr. Joseph Bennett, and Mr. Thomas Willifard, Lighter-men. against many rulers, auditors, assistants, and comptrolers of the Company of Water-men and Lighter-men, since 1703, for embezelling, or corruptly misapplying. Many hundred pounds of that very money, which an act of Parliament, and the Constitutions of that company, (made pursuant to that act) appropriated towards the relief of the poor, aged, decay'd, and maim'd water-men and lighter-men, and their widows. And this now prosecuted by the lighter-men above-mention'd, that all rulers, auditors, assistants; comptrolers, and chrks of that company, from hence-forth may be effectually oblig'd to do justice to that company, and relieve their poor, as the law, and their own constitutions do require. To which is added the defence of the water-men, truslees, and Mr. Knight, to a charge for 3000 l. of that company's money, which is (pretended to have been receiv'd, and) unaccompted for.
Northey, Edward, Sir, 1652-1723.Date: 1712