Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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3 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Hare late of the said parish saylor, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of John Williams and stole therefrom "sexaginta pondera casei anglice Suffolke cheese" worth fifteen shillings, "unum statum sinapis anglice a pecke of mustard seed" worth three shillings, a quarter of a pound of thread worth six pence, and a quarter of a pound of pepper worth four pence, of the goods and chattels of the said John Williams. G. D. R., . . . ., Feb., 6 Charles I.
4 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Chauncery lane on the said day, Henry Waller and William Itchell, both late of Chauncerylane co. Midd. labourers, assaulted Sir Edward Duncombe knt., and stole from him secretly and without his observation one silver seale worth three shillings, one purse worth twelve pence, a key worth a penny, and twenty-four pounds in numbered moneys. William Itchell was found 'Not Guilty.' Found 'Guilty,' Henry Waller was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 7 Charles I.
27 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Mary-le-Savoy in the Strand on the said day, William Mendlove late of the said parish yoman fabricated and caused to be written these spurious and counterfeit letters, running as follows in the name of the Most Noble Henry Viscount Faulkeland,—" Knowe all men by these presentes, That I the Right Honble. Henrie Earle (sic) of Faulkeland one of his Majesties Privie Counsel have lycensed and authorized and as much as in me is, doe by these presentes lycense and authorize John Bill butcher for provision of my house and otherwise to kill dresse and selle all such necessarie provision of flesh in some convenient place neere West Smithfeild barres in the county of Middlesex, as by the lawes and orders of this Realme is appointed and allowed to bee killed dressed and sould during this present Lent unto such person or persons as shalbee lawfully lycensed to buy and eate the same, and to none other or otherwise. And I doe hereby will and require all his Majesties Officers Ministers and lovinge Subjectes to permit and suffer the said John Bill and his servants not only (during the tyme of Lent afore said) peaceably to buy and provide such flesh as aforesaid for such provision as aforesaid, but also to drive, kill, dresse and sell the same without any your hindrances or molestacions, hee the said John Bill carryinge and behavinge himself therein. Given under my hand and seale this xxviith day of February anno Domini 1630." Found 'Guilty,' John Bill was sentenced to stand upon the pillory, with a paper on his head showing his offence, and to put in sureties for his good behaviour, before being delivered. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
28 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Joan Garrell late of the said parish spinster assaulted Jasper Shute, and silently secretly and without his observation picked "unum horologium anglice a watch" worth thirty shillings from his pocket. Joan Garrell was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
1 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against fifty-nine persons, inhabitants of St. Andrew's Holborne, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, St. James's Clerkenwell, St. Katherin's, St. Sepulchre's, Kensington, Turmilstreete, or Endfield co. Midd.; including James Coldridge gentleman, his wife Mary Coldridge, Benjamin Gill gentleman, William Gibbes gentleman, Susan Saul wife of Edwin Saul gentleman, all five late of St. Andrew's Holborne; Sir William Sturton, knt, William Kempe esq., Sir John Gage knt., Barud Deakens gentleman, all four late of . . . .; Lady Browne, Hubert Hacon esq., and Sir Edward Parham knt., all three late of Kensington, and Roger Wood of Endfeild co. Midd. gentleman.—This bill is so defaced that several of the names put upon it are no longer legible. Those of the legible names of persons, not transcribed into this note, pertain to persons of no gentle degree, who are noticed in abstracts of previous bills as having been indicted for recusancy. S. P. R., . . . . April, 7 Charles I.
8 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne on the said day, Ellenor wife of Christofer Chambers late of the said parish yoman stole and carried off a silver bowl worth fifty-three shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir William Jones knt., one of the King's Justices for Pleas to be held before him. G. D. R., 28 April, 7 Charles I.
8 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Raunce late of the said parish gentleman and Francis Varnall late of the same parish yoman stole and carried off a bay mare worth twenty-four pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir William Bronker knt.—Henry Raunce was found 'Not Guilty'; Francis Varnall was at large. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
10 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, Alice Laughton alias Lanckton late of the said parish spinster, stole and carried off four pounds and three shillings in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of Sir John Ashbornham knt. Found 'Guilty,' Alice was reprieved without judgment. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
12 March, 6 Charles I.—Bill that, at Hammersmith co. Midd, on the said day, Bridget Fisher late of the said parish spinster, stole and carried off a necklace of pearles worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Robert Lord Brookes. Bill endorsed 'Ignoramus.' Probably the pearls were appraised at much less than their real value, so that, in case she were found ' Guilty,' Bridget might be discharged after being branded. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
14 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Collabia Bartlett late of the said parish spinster stole a cloth cloake lined with plushe worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir John Chudleigh knt. At Gaol Delivery held 16 April, 7 Charles I., Collabia Bartlett was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
9 July, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Ruislipp co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Garladye of the said parish yoman made or caused to be made a certain spurious passeport, under the counterfeited hands and seals of Sirs Thomas Holte, Clement Throckmorton and Thomas Lucie knts. and Justices of the Peace for the county of Warwick,—Certifying that the bearer of the spurious and fabricated document was an honest tradesman of the parish of Bedworth named Richard Overton, who had been utterly ruined by a fire that had destroyed all his goods, and was journeying to Buckland co. Kent to seek comfort and aid from his brother and other kindred there, and desiring all readers of the fabricated letters to have pity upon and in reasonable ways befriend the victim of grievous misfortune; the indictment further stating that on divers occasions, by exhibiting the said fraudulent writing, Richard Garladye had gathered money to himself from the King's lieges. Found 'Guilty,' Richard Garladye was fined five pounds, and required to put in sureties for his good conduct. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
10 July, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, Elizabeth Acre widow and Elizabeth Acre spinster stole and carried off one gold ringe set with a dyamond worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Charles Libert clerk; and that afterwards, to wit on the nth of the same month, William Anthony of the aforesaid parish goldsmith received harboured and comforted the same Elizabeth and Elizabeth. All three culprits were at large. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
15 August, 7 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Tottenham co. Midd. on view of the body of John Haley there lying dead and killed; With verdict that, at Tottenham aforesaid on the 14th instant Sibil Brunt, wife of Thomas Brunt of the said parish yoman, over the fence of a certain orchard discharged a gun loaded with powder and haileshott at a jay-bird, and in doing so shot unintentionally and by mischance and against her will the said John Haley in the belly, so that he then and there died instantly. On her arraignment on this finding of the coroner's jury, Sibil Brunt confessed the indictment. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
30 August, 7 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. Hickes Hall, that John Okes of Grayes Inne Lane vintner amend certain windows broken by him, and in consideration of his froward and contemptuous speech and conduct in open court and other misdemeanours be committed to and detained in Newgate, until he find sufficient sureties for his appearance at the next Session of the Peace and for his good behaviour in the mean time; the order being made mainly on information laid before the Court, that the said Okes (otherwise spelt Okeley) "had maliciously at sundry tymes caused the windowes of Mr. Hooker's chamber in Grey's Inne to bee broken in the night tyme, and that hee doth frequently entertaine and permitt divers disordered persons to remaine and continue tipling in his house at unseasonable hours of the night." S. P. Reg.
5 September, 7 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at St. Maries-le-Savoy at the Strand co. Midd., on view of the body of John Bane there lying dead; With verdict that on the 3rd inst. at the said parish, Alexander Lindsey and Henry Lindsey, both of the said parish gentlemen, assaulted the said John Bane, and that Alexander Lindsey then and there killed and slew the said John Bane by giving him with a sword in his breast a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. Found 'Guilty,' both Alexander Lindsey and Henry Lindsey pleaded their clergy effectually; the branding being in each case deferred. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 7 Charles I.
6 October, 7 Charles I.—Order (made at G. S. P. held at Westminster, for the better relief of persons visited with the plague or inhabiting houses so visited at Highgate), That William Gualter gentleman, one of the high constables of the hundred of Ossulston co. Midd. "shall from henceforth twice every weeke at the least in his owne person repaire to Highgate aswell to see whether the persons infected bee shutt up and sequestred from goeing abroad, as allso to oversee whether the constables, headboroughs, watchmen and other officers aforesaid doe execute and performe their duties" towards visited persons. S. P. Reg.
25 October, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields on the said day, Edward Barton late of the said parish laborer stole and carried off four yards of gold lace worth twenty shillings, fifty ounces of gold and silver fringe worth five pounds, and ten damaske curtaines worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Lord Charles now King. Confessing the indictment, Edward Barton pleaded his clergy effectually, and was branded. G. D. R., 7 Dec, 7 Charles I.
1 November, 7 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during three months beginning on the said day, against Marmaduke Francke late of Middleton Tyas co. York esq., Thomas Worsley late of Hovington co. York esq., Leonard Allen late of Forcett co. York gentleman, Peter Johnson alias Thorne late of Thorpehall co. York gentleman, Ralph Babthorpe and Thomas Babthorpe, both late of Osgorby alias Osgodby co. York gentlemen,—each of the aforesaid persons being also described in the indictment as late of St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . ., 7 Charles I.
20 November, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Clarke late of the said parish stole and carried away "unum galerum castoreum anglice a beaver hat" worth twenty shillings, together with divers other things of personal apparel set forth in the indictment, of the goods and chattels of Sir Giles Mumpesson knt.—Thomas Clarke was at large. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 7 Charles I.