Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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9 February, 10 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Cowley co. Midd. on the said day, Joachin Chareavent and Massy Le Chesne, both late of Cowley aforesaid yomen, made feloniously of copper and other false metals certain coined pieces of spurious money in the likeness of Kinge Charles tenn shilling peeces. Found 'Guilty,' both culprits were sentenced to be drawn on hurdles to the gallows and there hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 11 Charles I.
12 February, 10 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Old Streete co. Midd. on the said day, William Milton late of the said street yoman with a fraudulent intention and purpose made feloniously of copper and other false metals certain six pieces of counterfeit coin, in the likeness of Kinge Charles shillings, and three other pieces of spurious coin in the likeness of Kinge Charles sixpences. Found 'Guilty,' William Milton was sentenced to be drawn on a hurdle to the gallows and there hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 11 Charles I.
6 March, 10 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said Day, Thomas Needle carpenter, William Clarke brickmaker, and William Perice carpenter, all three late of the said parish, stole and carried off a leaden cesterne worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble William the Lord Sturton. William Perice was at large. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Needle and William Clarke pleaded their clergy effectually and were branded. G. D. R., . . ., 11 Charles I.
9 March, 10 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against seventy-seven persons, late of St. John's Street, Saffron Hill, St. James's Clarkenwell, St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, Golding Lane, St. Clement's Danes, St. Andrew's Holborne, Chiswicke or Hammersmith; Comprising Mary Kattison spinster, Katherine Kattison spinster, Margaret Palmer spinster, Hanna Loveringe widow, Phillip Borough yoman, William Brooke bookebinder, and his wife Mary Brooke, all seven late of St. James's Clarkenwell; James Leanteere gentleman, Katherine Deakings widow, William Clarke gentleman, and his wife Elizabeth Clarke, all four late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; William Whittocke of Paddington vintner; Elizabeth Winsor late of Hammersmith spinster; and . . . . Lady Grevill of Fulham widow. Those of the seventy-seven, who are not mentioned in this note, have appeared repeatedly in previous entries of this volume, as indicted recusants. G. D. R., . . . ., 11 Charles I.
20 March, 10 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at "le Towne Court Howse" within the parish of St. Margaret Westminster co. Midd., on view of the body of James Prymerose barber and surgeon; With Verdict that on the 13th inst. the said James fell ill of a nephritic malady called "the payne of the kydneys," and after suffering in a manner set forth in the finding died of the same disease on the 18th instant. G. D. R., 25 June, 11 Charles I.
6 August, 11 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Islington co. Midd. on view of the body of John Arnold there lying dead; With Verdict that on the 1st inst. the said John Arnold at Islington aforesaid sickened of a certain disease called "a pestilent spotted feaver," and died thereof on the 4th of the same present month. G. D. R., . . . . Sept., 11 Charles I.
10 August, 11 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Uxbridge co. Midd. on view of the body of John Gosbill there lying dead; With Verdict that on the 14th day of July last past the said John Gosbill sickened of a certain disease called "a burning feaver" and languished thereof till the 5th of the present month, on which last-named day he died of the said fever by God's visitation. G. D. R., . . . . Sept., 11 Charles I.
1 September, 11 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against one hundred and ninety-seven persons, late of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate, Hollowell Street, Edmonton, Stanmore, Newbrainford, Cheswick, St. James's Clarkenwell, Stratfordbowe, St. John's Streete, Fulham, St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, St. Andrew's Holborn, or Chauncery Lane; Comprising John Bowcher alias Baptista gentleman, David Powell yoman, Thomas Davies vintner, Thomas Rutter yoman, all four of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate; John Seeley late of Hollowell Street sawyer; Philip Fursden senr. gentleman, his wife . . . . Fursden, Philip Fursden junr. gentleman, Dorothy Fursden spinster, Katherine Fursden spinster, all five late of Edmonton; Alice Rumball late of Stanmore Parva widow; Darby Norton yoman, William Brewen yoman, his wife . . . . Brewen, Jarvase Else yoman, his wife . . . . Else, Walter Welsh yoman, his wife . . . . Welsh, Sir John Symons knt., his wife Lady Symons, . . . . Porredge esq., Joseph Walker gentleman, Penelope Lady Gage, . . . . Miles widow, Treague Silke yoman, James Leiventeere gentleman, Margaret Langworth widow, Mary Pettyson widow, . . . . Smarte widow, Thomas Hudson gentleman, John Fish gentleman, his wife Anne Fish, James Griffith gentleman, his wife Anne Griffith, Prudence Birch widow, John Mott yoman, Anne Lowe widow, Joan Malton widow, Richard Musdale yoman, Anne Featherberry spinster, Frances wife of Hugh Wise yoman, . . . . Lowe widow, Thomas Eaton yoman, his wife . . . . Eaton, Nicholas Broffe yoman, his wife . . . Broffe, Anne Marshall spinster, . . . . Benbowe widow, Joan wife of Richard Weekes gentleman, Anne Salberry widow, all thirtynine late of St. James's Clerkenwell; William Ceasar yoman, Frances Langley widow, Frances Lovett spinster, Anne Sandale wife of John Sandale gentleman, Elizabeth Lady Gardner, Sir Richard Minshall knt., John Sidley gentleman, Robert Lewen gentleman, John Coxall yoman, all nine late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Joan Emerson widow, John Warden cutler, his wife Elizabeth Warden, John Morgan gentleman, his wife Mary Morgan, William Hodskin cutler, his wife Anne Hodskin, John Barter taylor, Thomas Johnson yoman, Mary Strugge spinster, James Coldridge taylor, his wife Mary Coldridge, all twelve late of St. Andrew's Holborn; Francis Playden esq., John Chamberlyn yoman, Thomas Landy yoman, Robert Allen gentleman, William Chamberlyn gentleman, Richard Hornby yoman, Edward Morgan barber, Margaret Harper widow, all eight late of St. Andrew's Holborn. Like several of the people mentioned in this entry, all those of the one hundred and ninety-seven recusants, of whom the note makes no mention by name, are individuals who have appeared repeatedly in previous entries of the present volume as recusants indicted for not coming to church. G. D. R. 5 Oct., 11 Charles I.
7 December, 11 Charles I.—Forasmuch as this Courte is informed that the gunpowder house which formerly stood in Lincolnes Inne Feildes is lately removed and placed neere unto divers dwellinghouses scituate in the backe side of Clementes Inne, and close by divers common footewaies leading over the feildes, to the great terror and perill of the inhabitantes and passengers there; It is thereupon ordered by this Courte that two of his Majesties Justices of Peace of the countie of Middlesex doe viewe the said place where the said gunpowder house now standeth, And if they shall find the same to be perilous and inconvenient, that then they cause the owners thereof to remove the same from thence unto such place as they shall conceive in their judgment to bee most convenient and freest from daunger. G. D. Reg.
8 December, 11 Charles I.—True Bill that, at seven p.m. in the night of the said day at St. Katherine's co. Midd., Simon Johnson late of the said place laborer stole and carried off one hoggeshead of oyle worth four pounds and ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Rusholt gentleman, the said oil when so taken being found in certain vessel called a lighter, then and still being attached by a rope to a certain little ship called "a pincke," lying in the river Thames within London bridge, near the shore. G. D. R., 7 Dec, 11 Charles I.
20 December, 11 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-East in the ward of the Tower of London, John Tailer late of London yoman stole and carried away ninety yards of broad cloth worth forty pounds of the goods and chattels of John Dycer "et ducenta insignia anglice vocata Tillets" worth seventeen pounds, of the goods and chattels of John Hedge; and That, afterwards on the same 20th Dec, knowing him to have perpetrated the said felony, Michael Humfreyes late of East Smithfeild tailor received and comforted &c the said John Tailer. No clerical memorandum touching John Tailer, but a minute on the bill shows that Michael Humfreyes was found ' Guilty,' and on pleading his clergy effectually was branded. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 11 Charles I.
28 December, 11 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Norwood co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Scudamore late of the said parish laborer broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of John Allenson gentleman, and stole therefrom a silver candlesticke worth thirty shillings, a chaine of pearles worth twelve pounds, a golde ringe with a dyamond in it worth ten pounds, a gold seale ringe worth three pounds, a gold ringe with a turkystone in it worth ten shillings, a gold ringe with deathes head engraven on it worth sixteen shillings, together with other things set forth in the indictment, of the goods and chattels of the said John Allenson. William Scudamore put himself 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 27 June, 12 Charles I.