Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1660 (to February)

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Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.

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1660 (to February)

4 February, 1659/60.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Blake esq. J.P., of Thomas Lilleston of St. Andrewes Holborne weaver, in the sum of forty pounds, and of William Brewer gentleman and Thomas Edwards distiller, both of Westminster, in the sums of twenty pounds each, the aforesaid sums to be levied &c. to the use of the Keepers of the Libertye of England &c. by authority of Parliament; For the appearance of the said Thomas Lilleston at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., he being "charged by Gervis Jones to act a publique stage-play this present 4th of February in the Cock-Pitt in Drury Lane in the parish of St. Giles-in-the Feildes contrary to the law in that case made." S. P. R., 24 Feb., 1659/60.

21 February, 1659/60.—Order, made at S. P. held at Hicks Hall in St. John's Streete co. Midd., "that one of the constables of the parish of Harrowe-upon-the-Hill shall cause William Horlocke and George Harwood to be put fast to the Whipping-post in the said parish on Friday the xxiiiith day of this instant February betweene 11 and 12 of the clocke the same day, and cause them and either of them to be strip'd naked from the middle of the body upwards, and there openly be whip'd until their bodyes be bloudy, for that they stand convicted here in court for enteringe the inclos'd ground of Sir Gilbert Gerrard barronett and there cuttinge his wood there growinge, and carryinge the same away, for which trespasse the damadge done to the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard was assessed upon each of the said trespassers at vis. viiid. according to the Statute, but the said persons refuse to pay the same, and therefore they and either of them are to be as aforesaid whipped, accordinge to the terme of the Statute in that case made and provided." S. P. Book.