The clipped image below comes from the Dorset, England, Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1625-1905 via Ancestry.com:
Name: Arthurus Bewsey
Event Date: 1682-1693
Event Place: Dorset, England
Reference Number: QSM 2/1
My 8th great grandfather Arthur Bewcy, a Yeoman, was buried on 29 Mar 1719 at Holnest, Dorset, England
Arthur BEWCY buried 29.3.1719 - see Dorset Online Parish Clerk records for Holnest
I have not tried to read a Quarter Sessions Order Book previously and I am only about 80% sure that I have picked out his name (at bottom left).
I think the last line starts:
Arthurus Bewsey & John ...
but that is all that I can read of it.
According to Ancestry.com:
The records document Quarter Session judges’ decisions in matters that include settlement inquiries, highway rates, criminal trials, registers of settlement, orders of removal, bastardy examinations, apprenticeships, licensing, contracts, lists of justices, and other matters related to the business of running the county.
so I am very keen to understand what brought my ancestor to a Quarter Session and how he fared there.
Is anyone able to read more or all of the entry related to Arthurus?
For anyone able to use it, this is a link to the image on Ancestry.com, and the entry above is the one at the bottom of the left hand page.
Dorset County Council has posted a PDF guide to quarter sessions which has lots of interesting information about this recordset and says that:
The records for the early to mid 17th century are largely in Latin but thereafter you will usually find them in English. From 1731 the records are legally required to be in English
Since this is late 17th century the above suggests that it might be in English but as @HarryVervet has commented this is in Latin.