Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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12 January, 4 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. at Hickes Hall, on the Treasurer for the relief of maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton and Goare, for a yearly pension during life of forty shillings to be paid quarterly, to John Walmer of St. Katherine's co. Midd., a mariner impressed to serve His Majesty in the late wars at the island of Rhee, who whilst serving in those wars as quarter-master on board H.M.S. Esperance, "and endeavoring to launch the said shippe from the ground was accidentally stricken by a halser of the said shipp in his eyes, whereby he lost the sight of both his eyes." S. P. Reg.
1 March, 4 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said 1st March, against Jane Brookes widow, Sir Robert Brookes knt., Elizabeth Brooke spinster, William Scipp yoman, Elizabeth Cooke widow, William Jennison gentleman, James Coldridge gentleman, his wife Mary Coldridge, Henry Wilkinson yoman, Judith Wilkinson spinster, John Yateman yoman, his wife Margaret Yateman, Benjamin Gill gentleman, his wife Anne Gill, John Franckleine yoman, his wife Jane Franckleine, Thomas Knight yoman, his wife Ellen Knight, Lucy Sharratt widow, William Gibbes M.D., John Freake yoman, his wife Katherine Freake, William Bucken yoman, William Bestwicke yoman, his wife Anne Bestwicke, Drugo Lovett goldsmith, his wife Elizabeth Lovett, Thomas Tailor yoman, Mary wife of Dennis Britten gentleman, Jane Woodfall wife of . . . ., Susan wife of Edwin Saul gentleman, Anne Darby widow, John Blague yoman, his wife Margaret Blague, John Prynce gentleman, Thomas Fludd gentleman, his wife Katherine Fludd, William Mathewes gentleman, his wife Susan Mathewes, Clemence Downes widow, Isabel wife of George Moody yoman, Fardinando Emerson cutler, his wife Joan Emerson, Anne wife of Richard Davison, Richard Ruckwood yoman, his wife Jane Ruckwood, Henry Pincke yoman, his wife Mary Pincke, Joan wife of Richard Gresham carpenter, John . . . . yoman, his wife Anne . . . ., William Davies cutler, his wife Jane Davies, Francis Richardson chandler, his wife Jane Richardson, all fifty-five late of St. Andrew's, Holborn; John Waldron gentleman, his wife Margaret Waldron, John Bartlett gentleman, Thomas Gregory yoman, John Clay gentleman, Andrew White chaundler, Peter Wynder yoman, William Cliffe . . . ., John . . . . victualer, and his wife Anne . . . ., all ten late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Anne Linsey widow, Elizabeth Fromandes widow, Dorothy Clethro . . . ., Joan Maulton widow, Richard Munsdell tailor, . . . . Penvoise widow, Edward Boulton esq., his wife Anne Boulton, John Coote laborer, his wife Margaret Coote, Dockea wife of Arnold Warren, gentleman, Joseph Quinton yoman, Elizabeth Mallory spinster, David East pewterer, his wife Cecilia East, George White yoman, his wife Christian White, Thomas Prynce . . . ., his wife Agnes Prynce, all nineteen late of St. James's Clerkenwell; James Child yoman, his wife Elionore Child, Florence Day widow, . . . . Hastinges widow, Thomas Foster esq., Thomas Darby tailor, his wife . . . . Darby, Thomas Penington yoman, his wife . . . . Penington, John Hawkins M.D., his wife . . . . Hawkins, Richard Parr tailor, his wife . . . . Parr, Thomas Stonehurst yoman, his wife . . . . Stonehurst, Cuthbert Stonehurst yoman, and his wife . . . . Stonehurst, all seventeen late of St. Sepulchre's London co. Midd.; Christofer Gibbons yoman, . . . . Jefferry widow, both of St. Katherins; Edward Clay of Hoxton bricklaier; Edward Bannister esq., Sara Simpson spinster, John Simpson yoman, and Jane Simpson spinster, all four of St. Leonard's Bromley; . . . . Saunders gentleman, and his wife . . . . Saunders, both late of Chiswicke; Hubert Hacon esq., and his wife Katherine Hacon both of Kensington; Thomas Arrundell gentleman and Edward Jones yoman, both of Fulham; William Hudsford gentleman, his wife Mary Hudsford, Alicia Ringsted widow, Anne Hindes widow, Elizabeth Phillippes widow, John Offield gentleman, his wife Juliana Offield, Sibel Mynate widow, Katherine Mynate spinster, and Dorothy Mynate spinster, all ten late of Chauncery Lane; Jane wife of Thomas Cole yoman, and Mary wife of Richard Hutchin yoman, both of Heston co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . . April, 5 Charles I.—Also, similar True Bill against almost all the aforenamed persons, and a few other individuals of no social moment, for not going to church &c. during the month beginning 1 September, 5 Charles I. G. S. P., 1 Oct., 5 Charles I.
8 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Cowcrosse co. Midd. on the said day, Katherine Francis, late the wife of Robert Francis alias Katherine Francis late of the said parish spinster, assaulted the said Robert then her husband, and then and there murdered him by stabbing him with a pair of scissors in the neck, so that he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., . . . . April, 5 Charles I.
12 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hownsloe co. Midd. on the said day, John Williams late of the said parish laborer, stole and carried away "tres pecias sindonis anglice lawne" worth twenty shillings, "unam peciam carbasi anglice cambricke" worth ten shillings, "quinque parcellas pilini anglice five remnants of fustian" worth five shillings, "tres pecias levidense anglice sackeclothe" worth four shillings, "tres pecias panni linei anglice vocati Scotche Cloath" worth five shillings, with other goods and chattels set forth in the indictment, of the goods and chattels of Edward Feild. G. D. R., . . . . April, 5 Charles I.
16 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Giles's-in-the-Fields on the said day, Thomazina Warberton alias Gregory late of the said parish spinster brought forth a living bastard male infant, and afterwards on the same day murdered it by throwing it into a ditch full of water, so that it was drowned, and then and there died instantly. Like so many other of the indictments of this period, this bill exhibits no clerical minute but 'Po se"=she put herself ' Not Guilty,' nothing being said of later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., . . . ., 5 Charles I.
26 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Chelsey co. Midd. on the said day, Katherine Adams late of the said parish spinster brought forth a male bastard infant, and afterwards on the same day assaulted the same infant and threw it into a ditch full of water, so that it was drowned and suffocated, and then and there died instantly. On her arraignment for the murder of her infant, Katherine Adams put herself 'Not Guilty' and was remanded till next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., . . . . May, 5 Charles I.
9 May, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Mile-end co. Midd. on the said day, Arthur Hixe of Mile-end aforesaid laborer stole and carried off "quatuor collaria rugata anglice vocata fower ruffe-bands" worth thirty shillings, and two handkerchers worth eighteen pence, of the goods and chattels of Sir Jarvase Clifton knt. and bart.—A clerical minute on the bill shows that Arthur Hixe put himself 'Not Guilty,' but tells nothing more of the case. G. D. R., . . . . May, 5 Charles I.
23 June, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Harmondsworth co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Bodmyn and William Bodmyn, both late of the said parish yomen, stole a gray gelding worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of Letticia Lady Padget. Thomas Bodmyn was at large; William Bodmyn put himself ' Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 2 Sept., 5 Charles I.
11 July, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, in the highway of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Shakerley Marmion late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Edward Moore, when the latter was in God's and the King's peace, and with a sword gave him on the left part of his head a serious wound, of which he has languished from the said 11th July to the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, 1 September then next following. Shakerley Marmion was at large. G. D. R., 2 Sept, 5 Charles I.
8 August, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Isleworth co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Tayler alias Bridges and Simon Baker, both late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Cuthbert Hackett knt, and stole therefrom one silver beere-bowle worth fifty shillings, "unum pultarium argenteum anglice one silver porringer" worth forty shillings, and divers other articles of plate and household furniture, of the goods and chattels of the said Sir Cuthbert Hackett knt. William Tayler was found 'Not Guilty'; Simon Baker was at large. G. D. R., . . . ., 5 Charles I.
1 October, 5 Charles I.—At the close of the record of the proceedings at G. S. P., held at Westminster, appears the copy of the following letter under the King's sign-manual, addressed to the Judges of Assize for the county of Buckingham,—"Itt is our pleasure, That, whereas the Lady Elizabeth Dormer standeth indicted att the Assizes of the County of Buckingham for Recusancy, that you doe not proceed therein untill our pleasure be further knowne concerning the same, whereof the Clarke of the peace and all other whom itt may concerne are also to take knowledge. Given under our hand att our Mannor of Greenwich the xixth day of June 1629." S. P. Reg.
1 October, 5 Charles I.—Order, made at G. S. P. at Westminster, in accordance with a petition preferred to the Court by the inhabitants of the parish of Hillingdon co Midd., representing that they are for the most part "but farmers at rack rentes and poore men," and incompetent to find the 400£, still needful for the repair of their church and steeple, on whose restoration they have already spent 400£ of their own money, and praying the Justices of the Peace for the said county "to recommend theire suite to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper of the Greate Seale that he would bee pleased to graunt unto them his Majesties letters patentes to collect the benevolence of well disposed people towards the furtherance and finishing of soe good a work"; the said order being made on the certificate of Sir Edward Spencer knt. and four other Justices for Middlesex, that the petitioners merit the consideration of the Court. S. P. Reg.
8 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Isleworth co. Midd. on the said day, William Atkinson, Grace Issard spinster, and Jane Allen spinster, all three of the said parish, assembled riotously and making riot assaulted Nathaniel Byfeild clerk, beating wounding and maltreating him. William Atkinson confessed the indictment; but Grace Issard and Jane Allen put themselves 'Not Guilty ' on a jury. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
10 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Ratcliffe co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Angell late of the said parish sayler stole and carried off "ducenta pondera pinne ceri anglice Whale-fins" worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels "Mercatorum Anglie pro patefactione novi commercii anglice for the discovery of the new trade." Thomas Angell put himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 5 Charles I.
19 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Rowland Bevyn late of the said parish yoman assaulted William Hurst and murdered him by stabbing in the belly with a dagger called 'a stiletto,' so that he then and there died instantly. Rowland Bevyn put himseif ' Not Guilty ' on a jury. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
27 October, 5 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Henry Spyller knt. J.P., of Henry Browne and Edward Atwicke, both of Sheperton co. Midd. fishermen, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of John Perryn of Maydenhead co. Berks. waterman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Perryn's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex to answer &c., he being "charged so much to have overloaden his wherrey with ware and passengers, as that he either wilfully or negligently drowned out of his said wherrey in the Thames betweene Chertsey Bridge and Sheperton nine severall persons on the xxijth day of October last." G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
13 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Baker, Francis Byde alias Francis West alias Fremasons Hessey, and William Young alias William Wallis alias William Nayler, all three late of the said parish laborers, stole and carried off a cushion-cloth wrought with gold silke and carnacion silke worth fifty pounds, seaven pillowbeares wrought with gold silke and carnacion silke worth four pounds, "duas vestes cunabil' carbaseas anglice two lawne cradleclothes" worth twenty shillings, "unam vestem infantilem carbaseam anglice a lawne face-cloth" worth twenty shillings, "duas mappas dalmaticas anglice two damaske table clothes" worth five pounds, and divers other things set forth in the indictment, of the goods and chattels of Sir Nicholas Hide knt., Chief Justice for pleas to be held before the King. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 5 Charles I.
16 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. on the said day, Anne James alias Golder spinster and William Wooden cook, both late of the said parish, broke into the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Francis Lord Dunsmore, and stole therefrom "tres virgatas aurei fili anglice three yards of gold fringe" worth three pounds, "triginta virgatas auree tenie anglice thirty yards of gold plate lace" worth four pounds, "duodecim virgatas aurei et argentei fili anglice twelve yardes of gold and silver seaminge . . . . plate lace" worth three pounds, one capp wrought with gold worth twenty shillings, "duas virgatas syndonis anglice two yardes of cobweb lawne" worth ten shillings, and divers other things set forth in the bill, of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid Most Noble Francis Lord Dunsmore. Both culprits put themselves 'Not Guilty' on a jury. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 5 Charles I.
20 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, John Gravenner alias Grosvennor late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Richard Davies and with a sword gave him on the fore part of his head a wound, of which he died on the 8th of December next following. Found 'Guilty' of manslaughter, John Gravenner pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., . . . . ., 5 Charles I.