Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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INDICTMENTS, RECOGNIZANCES, CORONERS' INQUISITIONS-POST-MORTEM, ORDERS AND MEMORANDA, temp. CHARLES I.
1 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill against Thomas Deere and Tobias Gesse, both late of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. yomen, for not repairing to church, chapel or &c., for an entire month beginning on the said day.—Also, True Bill against Robert Clay of Saffronhill in St. Andrew's Holborn yoman, for not repairing to church &c. during the three months beginning on 1 Feb., 21 James I. . . . . G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
1 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co. Midd. on the said day, Florence Sucklinge late of Turmilstreete spinster assaulted Richard Vaugham, and secretly stole from his pocket six pounds and ten shillings in numbered moneys. Putting herself 'Not Guilty' on 1 June, 1 Charles I., Florence Sucklinge was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
28 April, 1 Charles I.—It is ordered by the Justices of the Peace of this Countie assembled at this Sessions (at Westminster) that the rates and prices of stronge beere and stronge ale shalbee at viiis. the barrell and not above, and the prices and rates of small beere and small ale shalbee at iiiis. the barrell and not above, and that all greater and lesser measures shalbee according to these rates respectivelie. S. P. Reg.
28 April, 1 Charles I.—Whereas it pleased his most excellent Majestie, uppon the humble peticion of Thomas Lewis a poore and mehaimed soldier heertofore impressed out of this countie to serve in the warres of Ireland, to referre the consideracion of the said peticion unto the Justices of Peace of this countie, and that they should take order for the peticioners releife accordinge to the lawes and statutes of this realme in that case made and provided, Nowe uppon his Majestie's said pleasure signified unto the said Justices assembled at this present Sessions (viz. G. S. P. at Westminster), under the hand of Sir John Sucklinge knight Comptroller of his Majesties most honorable househould, It is this daye ordered by the said Justices that the said Thomas Lewis shall have and receave the summe of xls. yeerely as a pencion for and towards his mayntenaunce and reliefe in respecte of his hurtes and mehaimes during his service in the said warres and that the said pencion shalbee paid him halfe yeerely by equal paymentes at everye Generall Sessions of the Peace to be houlden for the said Countie, by the hands of the Treasurer for the mehaimed souldiers within the Hundreds of Osulston, Edmonton and Gore. S. P. Reg.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd. on 24 December, 21 James I., Anne Bever late of Edmonton aforesaid widow, practised the devilish arts of witchcraft upon and against Joseph Woodward, so that the said Joseph sickened of the said devilish practice and died of the same on the 26th day of the said December. On her arraignment Anne Bever was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the Strand co. Midd. on 25 March, 22 James I., Thomas Awdley late of the Strand laborer stole and carried off a silver voyder worth sixteen pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Thomas, Earl of Suffolke. On his arraignment Thomas Awdley confessed the indictment, and pleading his clergy effectually was branded. G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. on 14 February, 22 James L, William Lillingstone gentleman and William Lillingstone tailor and Robert Lillingstone gentleman, all three late of St. Andrew's aforesaid, assaulted Richard Burnaby then being in God's and the King's peace, and that the first mentioned William Lillingstone with a sword then and there gave the said Richard Burnaby in his breast a mortal wound, of which he died on the 17th day of the same February at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd., the said Richard Burnaby being in this manner murdered by the aforesaid William Lillingstone.—Also, on the same file, the mutilated and defaced Coroner's Inquisition for the cause of the said Richard Burnaby's death, in which the murderer is described as "late of Scotter co. Lincoln gentleman," whilst the other William Lillingstone is described as a tailor of Holborn. Neither from the indictment nor the inquisition does Richard Burnaby's social condition appear. On his arraignment William Lillingstone gentleman put himself 'Not Guilty'; but the jury found him 'Guilty,' and he was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken on 22 February, 22 James I., before George Longe esq. J.P., of Suzan Hobbes of Cranford co. Midd. widow, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Suzan Hobbes's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "and in the meane tyme doe her best endeavour to discover and bring forth five silver plates stolne from the Dutches of Richmond." G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken on 21 March, 22 James I., before Henry Darell esq. J.P., of George Cartwright of St. Giles's [in-the-Fields ?] blacksmith in the sum of ten pounds, and of Thomas Ogle of St. Andrew's Holborne barber-chirurgeon in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Ogle at the next Sessions for the county of Midd., he "being charged and suspected to be an often frequenter of the company of Alexander Cobham and one of his associates." G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as Edward Niccolson esq. was the cause of the committement of James Hill to the New Prison, where he remained at the instance of the said Mr. Niccolson by the space of 23 weekes, and that [it] now appeared to this Courte that the said Hill was noe way chargeable either as principall or accessary to the robbery of the said Niccolson, It was therefore thought fitt and soe ordered by this Courte, That the said Niccolson should pay unto Adam Bolton, Keeper of the said New Prison, after the rate of 5s. by the weeke for the time of the imprisonment of the said Hill, before he have restitution made him of the xxx li. remayning in the possession of James Wilkinson, innkeeper at the Bush in Stanes in the county of Midd. G. D. Reg.
9 May, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Williamson J. P., of Ellis Holmes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Newton of Sutton co. Derbie gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Newton at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, "then and there to answere &c. for meltinge halfe an ounze and half a quarter of an ounze of gould." G. D. R. . . . May, 1 Charles I.
31 May, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as this Courte (viz. S. P. held at Hickes Hall) was informed by the peticion of the inhabitantes of the parishe of St. Leonardes Shoreditch that the saide parishe beinge visited with the plauge (sic) is unable to releeve the poorer sorte of people infected, and to maynteyne such nomber of searchers watchmen examiners keepers and buriers of such persons as are requisite to attend the carefull governinge and orderinge of the said persons infected with the said disease, whoe ought of necessitie to bee provided for separated and releeved by some charitable course, least they should wander abroad and thereby infecte others, It is desired and soe ordered by this Courte that Richard Lowther and William Swayne Esqrs, twoe of his Majesties Justices of this Countie of Middlesex, doe taxe and assesse the inhabitantes of this Countie of Middlesex within five miles of the said places infected at such reasonable and weekely taxes and rates as they shall thinke fitt for the reasonable releefe of the said parishe infected, to bee levied by warrant from them by sale of the goodes and in default thereof by imprisonment of the bodie of the partie so taxed as aforesaid, The said taxes to bee disposed of as they shall thinke fitt and convenient, and that they doe certifie the said taxes and rates made by them as aforesaid at the next Great Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for the said Countie &c. S. P. Reg.
1 June, 1 Charles I.—It is ordered by this Court, that Thomas Clappam now prisoner in the Gaole of Newgate shall remaine in custody without baile untill he hath satisfied the xx li. he stands convicted for unto Nicholas Fawcett whom he cheated of the same and likewise seaven pounds more unto Owen Ward, servant to Newman Rakes mercer, whom he likewise cheated of seaven pounds, as appeareth by the peticion of the said Owen Ward now preferred. G. D. Reg.
6 October, 1 Charles I.—Ordered by this Court (viz. G. S. P. held at Highgate co. Midd.), That the assessments made by the Justices of Peace for reliefe of the poore and visited people of the parishe of Endfeild and retorned into this Courte accordinge to the forme of the Statute shall stande and continewe for soe longe tyme, as the Justices of Peace inhabitinge within that parishe shall thinke meete, by reason of the continiewance of the visitacion there. S. P. Reg.
26 October, 1 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Ratcliffe in the parish of Stephney co. Midd. on view of the body of Debora Saltar . . . . there lying slain; With Verdict that, on the same day Francis Flood slew the said Debora in his dwellinghouse by kicking her with his foot under her short ribs, in and upon the reynes of her back, so that she then and there died immediately. On his trial for thus slaying Debora Saltar, Francis Flood was found 'Guilty,' and after pleading his clergy effectually was branded. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 1 Charles I.
1 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one whole month beginning on the said day, against persons who, so far as they can be counted on the defaced bill, numbered one hundred and sixty individuals, and who together with persons of inferior condition comprised William Jennison and Nickolas Plunckett, both of High Holborne; Francis Pryce gentleman, Richard Abbington esq., and John Waldron M.D., all three of Giles's-in-the-Fields; George Matchett gentleman of St. Andrew's Holborne; John Standishe gentleman of St. Clement's Danes'; Andrew Browne of Hendon gentleman; Richard Bannister of St. Leonard's Bromley gentleman; Edward Abdee of Popler esq.; Philip Barnardo of St. Leonard's Shoreditch gentleman; Sir Lewis Lewknor of Acton knt.; Hubert Hacon of Kensington gentleman; George Bale gentleman, and Joseph Hawkins M.D., both of St. Sepulchre's parish; Mary Countess of Shrewsbury widow and Katherine Ewers spinster, both of Finchley; Thomas Dymocke of Milend gentleman; and Sir Francis Easly of Hornsey knt.—Of the decipherable names on this parchment, the majority may be found in the previous list of recusants, set forth in the last volume of the published Middlesex Records. G. D. R., 8 Dec., 1 Charles I.
13 November, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Williamson esq. J P., of Israeli Frere of St. Andrew's Holborn esq. and George Tyndall of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yoman, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Sir Charles Yelverton of St. Andrew's Holborn knt. in the sum of one hundred pounds: "Uppon condition that if Sr. Charles Yelverton knight appeare at the next Sessions for Gaole Delivery for the county of Middlesex and answere &c. for being accused by William Walton for beinge a Romishe Preist, That then &c. or else &c." G. D. R., 8 Dec, 1 Charles I.
18 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hammersmith co. Midd. on the said day, John Turvyn and Nicholas Bradford both of the said parish yomen stole and carried away forty fishes called roaches worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Addams. Found 'Not Guilty,' John Turvyn and Nicholas Bradford were acquitted. G. D. R., 8 Dec., 1 Charles I.
20 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill against Elizabeth Ravencrofte late of Southmimes co. Midd. spinster, for not going to church &c. during six months commencing on the said day.—Also, True Bill against William Dyneley late of Maribone gentleman and his wife . . . Dyneley, for not going to church &c. during a month beginning on 1 March, 1 Charles I.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on 1 April, 2 Charles I., against Richard Bent gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Bent, George Moone yoman, his wife Frances Moone, William Godboult gentleman, his wife Anne Godboult, Francis Godfrey gentleman, Richard Greenebury yoman, Mary wife of Lewis Deeper yoman, Jane wife of Alexander Levingstone yoman, Mary Markham spinster, Lewis Starboule yoman, his wife Anne Starboule, Martha Harper widow, Christofer Neighbour yoman, his wife Mary Neighbour, Francis Symondes yoman, his wife Anne Symondes, William Pettit yoman, his wife Joan Pettit, John Garnett yoman, his wife Margaret Garnett, Sir Kenelme Digby knt., Lady Olive Henneage widow, and Katherine Knowles wife of Henry Knowles esq., all twenty-five late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 Charles I.
1 December, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmillstreete on the said day, William Poole of the said streete yoman assaulted his wife Elizabeth Poole, and murdered her by giving her with a knife a mortal wound in the belly, of which wound she died on the fifth day of the said month. Found 'Guilty,' William Poole was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 1 Charles I
6 December, 1 Charles I.—Memorandum of the presentment for recusancy and of the insolence of one Richard Beake of Kentishtowne who (on being duly and lawfully summoned by John Corey, one of the bailiffs of the Sheriff of Middlesex, to appeare at this session at Hickes Hall) answered to the same John Corey "that he cared not a f . . . . for the Justices, and that he had not been at church for tenn yeares, nor wold goe to churche for all the Justices could doe, adding further, Lett the Justices kisse his A . . . ." S. P. Reg.
6 December, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as it was conceyved by this Courte (viz. S. P. held at Hickes Hall) that the drawinge of people togeather to places was a great meanes of spreadinge and continewinge the infeccioun, Therefore accordinge to the Letters of the right honourable the Lords and others of his Majesties most Honourable Privie Counsell, for the preventinge of such inconveniences, It is thought fitt, and this Courte doth prohibite the players of the howse at the Cockpitt, beinge next to his Majesties Courte at Whitehall, commaundinge them to surcease all such theire proceedinges untill his Majesties pleasure be further signified. S. P. Reg.
13 December, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co. Midd. on the said day, Alice Freeman late of the said street spinster assaulted Walter Ramsey, and stole secretly and without notice from his pocket "quinquaginta et quinque ducatus auri hungarieasses anglice fiftie and five Hungary duckettes ad valenciam viginti librarum," being then and there found "in pera anglice the pockett ipsius Walteri Ramsey." This bill bears at its head the minute, "triatur super indictamentum in London," = she is tried on an indictment in London. G. D. R., . . . ., 1 Charles I.