Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS -- HOGREEVES
COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS
The next year, in June, a pillory was built in this town by order of His Majesty's Court of Sessions then sitting here. The whole charge was forty shillings, which was allowed by the General Court, and paid out of the treasury. By the laws of the province, several offences were at that time punishable by sitting in the pillory; and as a term of the courts was now held at Hampton, this instrument of punishment was needed to facilitate the execution of such sentence.
The town "voted that ye Corte may beheld in ye meeting-house."
A few years later: -- Voted, "that for the futter if any person shall have any stray sheep in his or their costidy, and do not cry the same in the space of fifteen days on the meeting House door shall pay a fine of ten shillings, one half to him or they that do inform or come plain of such concealing of sheep, the other half to ye select men for ye use of the Town."