This refers to the magistrates’ courts at the Sessions House in Clerkenwell (99, 177, 283, 300). Middlesex was the county in which London was located. It and parts of other adjoining counties were later administratively absorbed by the area of Greater London (166). Goodman (87) says Sessions is short for “Quarter Sessions, “the quarterly sittings totaling about 100 days. In general such courts handled only limited civil and criminal cases.