Middlesex County Records: Volume 2, 1603-25. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1887.
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19 February, 14 James I.—Order for Repayre of the Highe Bridge in the Parishe of West Drayton and for Stay of Process against the Rt. Hon. William Lord Pagett. It beinge ordered (for the determination of controversy and litigation between the parishioners of the said parish and the said Lord Pagett), "That the inhabitants of West Drayton aforesaid for the tyme being shall from tyme to tyme henceforth at their owne Charges repaire the said bridge, the said Lord Pagett his heirs and assignes fynding the tymber for the doeing thereof, as his ancestors before him have done and as His Lordship offered in Courte by his Counsell." S. P. Reg.
1 March, 14 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the two months then next following,—against William Pitt late of East Bedfont co. Midd., Sir Christopher Roper knt., and his wife Lady Roper late of Elinge (?) co. Midd.; Anne Lady Henneage late of Westminster widow; Ferdinando Emerson cutler, his wife Susan (?) Emerson, . . . . Dam alias Adam cutler, his wife Helen Dam alias Adam, Thomas Howard cordwayner, his wife Mary Howard, Susan wife of Richard Saule . . . ., John Blacke taylor, his wife Magdalen Blacke, Joan Woodfall widow, Anne Dowse widow, John Hallyfax yoman, John Tyndall yoman, William Beswicke . . . ., Ambrose Beswicke . . . ., Mary St. Cleare widow, John Coe, stationer, his wife Elizabeth Coe, . . . . Knight scrivenor, his wife Joan Knight, Katherine wife of Richard Knight, Susan wife of Thomas Straunge, William Cooke, his wife Briget Cooke, all twentyfive late of St. Andrew's in Holborn co. Midd.; Daniell Knowleinges and Elizabeth Knowlinges spinster, both of New Brayneford co. Midd.; Edward Brise late of Hayes co. Midd. yoman; Jane wife of Thomas Cole, Alice wife of Robert Cole, and Agnes Cole spinster, all three late of Heston co. Midd.; John Warden laborer, William Mathewes cutler, his wife Helen Mathews, Sara Smythe spinster, Mary wife of William Cobbe gentleman, Mary wife of William Beswicke cordwayner, George Beswicke stacioner, Margaret wife of John Coe stacioner, William Cooke gentleman, his wife Margaret Cooke, all ten late of St. Andrewesin-Holborn aforesaid; Christabel wife of Thomas Bateman imbroderer, Margaret wife of Thurstain Feild shoemaker and Joan wife of Richard Gresham carpenter, all three late of Chicklane co. Midd.; John Webbe esquire, his wife . . . . Webbe, Elizabeth Bolt spinster, Katherine Massey spinster, all four late of St. James's, Clarkenwell co. Midd.; Sir Francis Lovell knt., William Peters yoman, the Lady . . . . Holt wife of Sir Thomas Holt knt. and baronett, Lady Askew spinster, Thomas Salisbury gentleman, his wife . . . . Salisbury, Hachitha Weaver spinster, Joan Derry spinster, Mary Gower spinster, Elizabeth Reynoldes, spinster, Humfrey Paule yoman, his wife . . . . Paule, John Robinson taylor, his wife Agnes Robinson, John Robinson junr. taylor, Richard Penroes yoman, his wife Elizabeth Penroes, William Darby taylor, his wife . . . . Darby, Margaret Talbott spinster, Anne Spittle spinster, Elizabeth wife of Joachim Ball scholemaister, Edward Mervin esq., Mary Lunne spinster, Tobias Henderson yoman, his wife Mary Henderson, Edward Ruffoote gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Ruffoote, Elizabeth wife of John Lyon, . . . . Fincham gentleman, Thomas Sleepe yoman, his wife Christian Sleepe, Elizabeth Taylor spinster, Jane wife of Robert Browne yoman, Jane wife of . . . . Reynoldes stageplayer, Robert Browne . . . ., all thirty-six late of St. John's co. Midd. (nuper de St. Johnes. in com. pred.); Alice Wase widow, Margaret Lady Clarke widow, Robert Gutteris gentleman, his wife Margaret Gutteris, William Marten haberdasher, and his wife Mary Marten, all six late of St. John's Street co. Midd.—An unusually long and defaced bill, this indictment exhibits several indications of carelessness on the part of the draughtsman, who is often obscure, sometimes contradictory, and in several places remiss in his descriptions of individuals. Especial pains have been taken to exhibit exactly the contents of the somewhat puzzling document. G. D. R., 2 May, 15 James I.
25 March, 15 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the three months then next ensuing,—against Ferdinand Emerson yoman, his wife Joan Emerson, William Mathews cutler, his wife Helen, his servant Thomas Cowper, John Dam alias Adam cutler, his wife Helen Dam alias Adam, Magdalen wife of John Black taylor, Susan wife of Edwin Saule gentleman, Joan Woodfall widow, Mary wife of William Cobbe gentleman, Anne Dowse widow, William Beeswicke shoomaker, his wife Mary Beeswicke, Ambrose Beeswicke yoman, George Beeswicke yoman, Susan Jubb widow, Elizabeth Jubb spinster, Susan wife of Thomas Straunge taylor, Mary Lillwell spinster, Mary St. Cleere widow, Ann Smith spinster, John Coe stacioner, his wife Margaret Coe, Thomas Knight scrivenor, his wife Joan Knight, Thomas Howard cobler, his wife Mary Howard, William Cooke gentleman, his wife Margaret Cooke, Christobel wife of Thomas Bateman imbroderer, Margaret Feild widow, Joan wife of Richard Gresham carpenter, all thirty-three of St. Andrew's in Holborn; John Webbe esq., his wife Elizabeth Webbe, his servants Elizabeth Boult and Katherine Messe, Lady Hoult wife of Sir Thomas Hoult knt. and barronett, the Lady Margaret Askew spinster, Margaret Talbott spinster, Anne Spittle spinster, Sir Francis Lovell knt, his servant William Peeters, William Darby taylor, his wife Susan Darby, Elizabeth Ball wife of Joachim Ball schoolmaister, Elizabeth wife of John Lyon yoman, Joan Derry spinster, Mary Gower spinster, Elizabeth Reynoldes spinster, John Finch esq., his wife Mary Finch, Humfrey Paul yoman, Jane wife of Christopher Hutchenson alias Beeston gentleman, John Robinson taylor, his wife Agnes Robinson, his son William Robinson, Richard Penvoes yoman, his wife Elizabeth Penvoes, Andrea wife of Robert Beeston yoman, Hacketh Weaver spinster, . . . . Roossier gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Roossier, Tobias Hinderson yoman, his wife Mary Hinderson, Mary Lunne spinster, Elizabeth Tayler spinster, Peter Smith printer, his wife Joan Smith, and John Higgens labourer, all thirty-seven late of St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. G. D. R., 16 July, 15 James I.
5 April, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Lewes Lewkenor knt. J.P., of Hugh Burros of St. Martin's-in-the Fields saddler, in the sum of forty pounds, and John Boreman of the same parish taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Hugh Burros at the next Session of the Peace, to answer "for committinge of a great disorder in Drury Lane in the night time with divers others in his company, and threateninge to pull downe Christopher Wase's house there on Maye Daie next" G. S. P. R., Easter, 15 James I.
6 April, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Lewes Lewkenor knt. J.P., of Archibald Earl of Argile, Sir William Sandes of . . . . co. Southampton knt., and Sir Basil Brooke of Madley co. Salop knt., in the sum of five hundred marks each; The condition of the same Recognizances being "that the Ladye Cornelia Farmer, wife of Sir Richard Farmer knt. shall make her perconall appearaunce at the next Sessiones of Gaole Delivery, to be houlden for the county of Midd., To aunswere the woundinge of John Onley gentleman with a Pistol, on the right side of his bodye, and that she shall not depart the Court, without the license of the Justices there assembled." G. D. R., 2 May, 15 James I.
13 April, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Lewes Lewknor knt. J.P., of Daniel Powell of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman and Jeffery Lodge of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. barbarsurgeon, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Daniel Powell and Jeffery Lodge at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to give such evidence as they can concerninge the death of John Onley gentleman shot into the body with a pistole, for the Lady Cornelia Farmer wife of Sir Richard Farmer knt." G. D. R., 2 May, 15 James I.
19 April, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at Knockfergus co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Wheeler "nuper de Knockfergus in comitatu Middlesexie" stole ten ells of lynnen cloth worth twenty shillings, a sheet worth four shillings, and "a greene sea safeguard " (sic) worth two shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Carter. Found 'Guilty,' Robert Wheeler asked for the book, read it, and after being branded was delivered. G. D. R., 2 May, 15 James I.
25 April, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Lewis Lewkenor knt. J.P., of George Ripwith stationer and Richard Mallett gentleman, both of Westminster, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said George Ripwith at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer "for beinge droncke in a tavern and cominge out into the street and there drawing his sword with a mischievous intent, and for behavinge himselfe towardes me in a very contemptuous and base manner in my own howse beinge brought before me for his disorders.—Lewes Lewkenor." G. S. P. R., Easter, 15 James I.
1 May, 15 James I.—Eight Orders (made at Easter General Session of the Peace, Westminster) for the better Government of the House of Correction; Orders 5 and 6 running thus,—(5) Item for that oftentymes servants apprentices and other unruly and disordered persons be sent thither to receaue correccion for the better humbling of them to their dutyes rather then to make them worse or desparate in the course of their life, it is thought requisite that such persons sent in to such purpose at the request or complainte of such as intend their reformacion be not lodged or dietted amongst the rest of the roagues (except it be specially commaunded), but rather apart and by themselves, yett so as they may finde themselves in a House of Correccion by houlding them to labour and using them to labour hardlye as the qualitie of their offence requireth.—(6) Item that provision be made by the Governour for the setting to work of children aboue the age of seven yeares (whom the law adjudgeth to be roagues if at that age they shall wander or beg), and so of such lame people as wanting the use of some of their lymbes yet may worke with the rest, especially if such vagrants be borne in this county, and the Governor is touching them of this county to take the more care to see them reduced to goodness and mainteyned competently by their labour with meate drinke and lodging S. P. Reg.
1 June, 15 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the month then next following,—against Edward Marvin late of Turmilstreete co. Midd. esq.; Thomas Sleepe late of John Streete co. Midd. yoman and his wife Christian Sleepe; the Lady Dorcas James wife of Sir Henry James knt., Henry James gentleman, Joan wife of . . . . Gryndye, all three late of Turmilstreete; Mary wife of Joseph Quintayne of Clerkenwell gentleman; Alice Nashe late of St. John's Streete widow; Robert Gutterys late of Charterhouselane gentleman and his wife Margaret Gutterys; Gilbert Conysbye . . . ., Thomas Abyngton esq., his wife Mary Abyngton, Anne wife of Robert Vaughan yoman, Anne Lady Brett, Margaret wife of Edward Ewer gentleman, Hubert Hakon esq., his wife Katherine Hakon, William Vavasor esq., his wife Anne Vavasor, Thomas Pearne yoman, his wife Margaret Pearne, John Waldron yoman, his wife Elizabeth Waldron, Oliver Drawater gentleman, Alice Kynsman . . . ., . . . . Russell widow, Judith Hippon . . . ., all eighteen late St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd.; Daniell Knowelinge . . . . and Elizabeth Knowelinge spinster, both late of Braynford; Alice Cole widow, Anne Cole spinster, Jane wife of Thomas Cole . . . ., . . . . Nevill wife of Francis Nevill . . . ., all four late of Heston co. Midd.; William Everingham . . . ., and his wife Eliza beth Everingham, both of Hendon; Olivia Lady Henneage, Margery Larder . . . ., John Garnett . . . ., his wife Elizabeth Garnett, Jane Hunt . . . ., . . . . Skyllicorne gentleman, his wife . . . . Skyllicorne, Thomas Millayne . . . ., his wife . . . . Millayne, . . . . Knowles wife of Henry Knowles, Thomas Kyfflyn . . . ., his wife . . . . Kyfflyn, and . . . . Lodge doctor, all thirteen late of St. Martin's-in-the Fields; Thomas Anterbury, and . . . . Horne widow, both late of Finsbury; John Webbe gentleman, John Robinson taylor, Henry Fincham gentleman, Richard Penvoes yoman, his wife Anne Penvoes, all five of Clerkenwell; Henry Pennington late of Oldstreete . . . .; Richard Abington late of Hackney and his wife Katherine Abington; Sir George Sandes knt., his wife Susannah Lady Sandes, and George Sandes gentleman, all three of Endfield; and Thomas Jellett gentleman and his wife . . . . Jellett, both of Edmonton co. Midd. G. D. R., 16 July, 15 James I.
22 June, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Clemente Edmondes esq. J.P., of Robert Wiggs marchauntailor and Edward Rakan gentleman, both St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of thirty pounds each, and of Paul Stacie, Yeoman-Pricker to the Prince, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said Paul Stacie's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for co. Midd., and in the mean time for his good behaviour to all persons, and especially towards Thomas Philpott, Underkeeper of Hyde Parke.—Also, on the same file, the Recognizances, taken on the same 22nd of June, before the same Justice of the Peace, of Sir William Udall of St. Martins-in-the-Fields knt. and Benjamin Vernon of St. Andrew's-in-Holborn gentleman, in the sum of thirty pounds each, and of Thomas Philpott Under-Keeper of Hyde Park, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said Thomas Philpott's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people, and especially towards Paul Stacie, Yeoman-Pricker to the Prince. G. D. R., 16 July, 15 James I.
5 July, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at Drury Lane co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Purefrey late of Drury Lane aforesaid gentleman stole a man's hatt worth thirty shillings, a beaver hatt worth ten shillings, a black woollen-cloth cloak lyned with velvett worth fifteen pounds, a velvett cloak lyned with sables worth thirty pounds, a cloth cloke lyned with unshorne velvett worth ten pounds, a russett cloth cloke lyned with russett velvett worth ten pounds, a silke grogran cloke worth ten pounds, another cloth cloke lyned with veluett worth five pounds, two paires of silke stockinges worth thirty shillings, a nightcap worth twenty shillings, a bag imbrodered with gold worth ten shillings, a silver bason worth nine pounds, and a silver standishe worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir Thomas Walsingham the Elder knt., and a blacke silke grogran cloke worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir Thomas Walsingham the Younger knt. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Robert Purefrey was acquitted. G. D. R., 3 Sept., 15 James I.
14 July, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., Richard Asper late of the said parish laborer stole a silver dishe worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir Arthur Manwaring knt. Found 'Guilty,' Richard Asper asked for the book, could not read it, and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 16 July, 15 James I.
18 July, 15 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Allen Apsley knt. J.P. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, of William Howsigo of Lymehouse co. Midd. yeoman, in the sum of one hundred marks; "That the said Wm. Howsigo shall prefer a bill of Indictment and prosecute the same at the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery for that county against James Howetson for trayterous woords against his Majestie, which he chargeth the said Howetson to have spoken." G. D. R., 3 Sept., 15 James I.
18 July, 15 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Smith knt., of Humfrey Parrot of Ranton co. Salop gentleman, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said Humfrey's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to prosecute the law against Richard Gybbon, "for receavinge divers parcelles of wearinge apparrell of Sir John Mulleneux, delivered to the said Gybbon by one Mr. Smith a broaker and dwelling neare the Maypole in the Strande, and afterwardes pawninge them in several places." G. D. R., 3 Sept., 15 James I.
9 August, 15 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Smithe knt. J.P., of Richard Ball of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard Ball's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer for not allowing a maintenance to his daughter-in-law Elizabeth, she being great with child, and for sending his son (the said Elizabeth's husband) Richard Ball junr. away from her into Verginia." G. D. R., 3 Sept., 15 James I.
23 August, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at Chelsey co. Midd. in the night of the said day, James Rawlins yoman, his wife Anne Rawlins, and Thomas Wells yoman, all three late of Chelsey aforesaid, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Arthur Gorge knt., and stole therefrom "unum focale argenteum anglice one silver chafing dish" worth seven pounds, a carpett worth three pounds, another Turky carpett worth fifty shillings, five cushions worth four pounds, one grograin cloake worth forty shillings, a bible worth five shillings, a book of Common Prayer worth three shillings, and a bell worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Sir Arthur Gorge knt. Found 'Guilty,' James Rawlins was sentenced to be hung. Anne, putting herself 'Not Guilty,' was acquitted. Thomas Wells was at large. G. D. R., 3 Sept., 15 James I.
3 September, 15 James I.—Order, made "in regarde of the late disorder done by the prisoners in the Common Gaole of Newgate, that if any prisoner who hath heretofore beene a mutyner in the Gaole shall hereafter come into the gaole, Or if any other person shall hereafter make any mutinye in the Gaole of Newgate, Att the very first beginning of such mutinye they shalbe kepte as close prisoners and not permitted to haue any libertye of the gaole, without expecteing further order or direccion in that behalfe." G. D. Reg.
2 October, 15 James I.—Ordered (at Easter G. S. P., Westminster), "That Richard Godson of Ruislippe joyner, for abusing of John Cogges Constable in the execution of his office, be sett in the stockes at Ruislippe before the alehouse dore where he was drunk and did the abuse; to sit there from the beginning of Morning Prayer untill thend of evening prayer vpon Sunday and to be brought to the next Justice," to enter into Recognizance, with sureties, for his good behaviour. S. P. Reg.
6 October, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at the Charterhouseyard in the parish of St. Sepulchre's London co. Midd., William Byddle laborer, John Cooke yoman, Elizabeth Prince spinster, and John Taylor yoman, all four late of Charterhouselane, broke into the dwellinghouse of William the Lord Rosse, and stole therefrom ten dozen of christal glasses worth twenty shillings a-dozen, "tres patinas æneas anglice three pewter dishes" worth twelve pence a-piece, a mynceing knife worth twelve pence, "unam alium cultrum vocatum a cleyver" worth six pence, six pieces of silver worth six shillings, and two pairs of sheetes worth ten shillings. William Byddle, Elizabeth Prince and John Taylor put themselves 'Not Guilty' and were acquitted: John Cooke was at large. G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.
27 December, 15 James I.—True Bill that, at Hodsdon co. Midd. on the said day, William Ray and John Clarke, both late of Hodsdon aforesaid, stole a browne mare worth three pounds, of the goods and chattels of Marmaduke Chappell.—Also, on the same file, another True Bill against the same two culprits, for stealing on the same 27th of December a redd mare worth four marks, of the goods and chattels of William Greene. Over William Ray's name appears on each bill "Mort' p judiciu' cur' ad istas quia stat mut'," showing he received the penalty of silence—probably for standing mute in respect to a previous indictment. John Clarke was at large. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 15 James I.