Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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16 January, 1 Charles I.—Order (made at S. P. at Hickes Hall) " that a whippinge poste and a cuckeinge-stoole be forthwith erected at Rickes End in the parish of Southmymmes in this countie of Middlesex at the charges of the parishioners and that the Highe Constable and pettie constables see for the performance thereof, as they will answeare to the contrarie." S. P. Reg.
18 January, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as uppon the tryall of Mary Deere at this Sessions it appeared to the Courte that the said Mary Deere doth knowe what is become of divers goodes and peeces of plate of great value lately stollen of the house of Thomas Naylor gentleman in Sheerelane in this county by Hugh Deere and others, and yet doth refuse to discover where they are, whereby the right owners may have the same againe, and forasmuch also as the said Hugh Deere and others are convicted for the felonious stealing of the said goods and plate, It is therefore ordered that the said Mary Deere shall remaine in prison without baile, untill she shall discover before some Justices of the Peace for this county directly and plainely what is become of the said goodes and plate. G. D. Reg.
14 February, 1 Charles I.—Order (made at S. P. held at Hickes Hall) for payment to be made by the Treasurer of the House of Correction of 13£. to Jane Gott matron of the said House in respect of her salary due last Christmas, and also of another sum of "xviis. which appereth also to be laid out by her vizt. for repaire of the woemen's wheeles vs., and for making of a picked hatch to restraine the souldiers from entringe into the weomens Wardes at the tyme when they were putt into the House of Correccion to be staid for his Majesties service, xiis." S. P. Reg.
21 March, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Wappinge co. Midd. on the said day, William Sherman and William Holmes, both late of the said parish yomen, assaulted a certain Anthony Swan then being in God's and the King's peace, and that William Sherman then and there with a sword gave the same Anthony on his head a serious wound, from which he has suffered and languished from the said day even to the day of the present inquisition. Found 'Guilty' of this serious assault, William Sherman was fined ten shillings, and required to find sureties for his appearance at the next Session. G. D. R., . . . ., Charles I.
1 April, 2 Charles I.—True Bill, for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on said day, against Henry Rogers yoman, his wife Anne Rogers, Barbara Wiseman spinster, Thomas Case yoman, his wife Margaret Case, Henry Mitchell yoman, his wife Dorothy Mitchell, Richard Waters yoman, his wife Mary Waters, John Thomas yoman, his wife Anne Thomas, John Fenwicke yoman, his wife Dorothy Fenwicke, Mary Russell spinster, Isabel Pearcey spinster, Elizabeth Snellock spinster, Anne Tallice spinster, William Tallice gentleman, Mary Tallice spinster, Judith Prynne spinster, John Sherley yoman, his wife Elizabeth Sherley, William Clay yoman, his wife Jane Clay, Richard Samuell yoman, his wife Christiana Samuell, Thomas Blague yoman, his wife Anne Blague, Edward May gentleman, his wife Grace May, Elizabeth Johnson spinster, Lady . . . . Hudleston Joan Byatt spinster, Margaret Jarrett spinster, Elionore Alleyne spinster, John Dene yoman, his wife Dorothy Dene, Margarett Hubbersley spinster, Mabel Griffith spinster, Richard Abbington gentleman, his wife Bridget Abbington, Anne Corlier spinster, . . . . Web yoman, his wife Katherine Web, Ann Web spinster, Jane Web spinster, Alice Williams spinster, Frances Hilderson spinster, Mathew Dale gentleman, Anne Southwell spinster, Anne Holford spinster, Isabel Trotter spinster, John Abbington gentleman, Joan Abbington spinster, Robert Abbington yoman, Anne Abbington spinster, William Eccles yoman, Mary Smithe, spinster, William Clyffe yoman, his wife Lucy Clyffe, Anne Atkinson spinster, . . . . Browne spinster, Mary Berisford widow, Fenton Berisford gentleman, Elizabeth Ferris spinster, Joan Parris spinster, Anne Oliver spinster, Andrew White yoman, his wife Katherine White, John Waldron gentleman, his wife Margaret Waldron, Alice wife of Robert Bryan yoman, John Chamberlain yoman, John Beesley yoman, Mary wife of Thomas Atkinson yoman, Lady Elizabeth Vardner, Dorothy Waring spinster, Isabel Fenwicke spinster, John Bartlett yoman, his wife Mary Bartlett, Joan Hardy spinster, Richard Johnson yoman, David Eckling M.D., his wife Phillibecke Eckling, Mary Eckling spinster, James Olier gentleman, Sir Lewis Lewknor knt., Sir Edward Lentax knt., Sir Anthony Bugges knt., Lady . . . . Wanze, Reignold Fowntaine yoman, his wife Anne Fowntaine, Elizabeth Harris spinster, Thomasine Kirke spinster, Viscount Armond, Lady Margaret Sidenham, Jane Beamonte spinster, Sicely Wright spinster, William Boarherd yoman, John Beall yoman, George Giles yoman, William Orchard yoman, his wife Joan Orchard, Prudence Greene spinster, Mary wife of Henry Powell yoman, Margery Powell spinster, John Feryn . . . ., his wife Katherine Feryn, . . . . Maynard spinster, Katherine Maynard spinster, William Webbe yoman, his wife . . . . Webbe, . . . . Stookes yoman, his wife Mary Stookes, Margaret Abbot spinster, Lewis Richards yoman, Mary Tudnam spinster, William Sandy yoman, John Laacon yoman, and his wife Katherine Laacon, all these one hundred and twenty-one persons being described as late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Middlesex. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 Charles I.
1 May, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Blackwall in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, William Plant late of Blackwall aforesaid yoman stole and carried away nine pieces of ox flesh worth four shillings and six-pence, of the goods and chattels of the Governor and Society of London Merchants trading to the East Indies (de bonis et catallis Gubernatoris et Societatis Mercatorum Londinensium nego tiantium ad Indos orientales). Found 'Guilty' of stealing to the value of sixpence, William Plant was sentenced to be whipt. G. D. R. . . . ., 2 Charles I.
12 June, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Kensington co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Henry Elliott alias Moris late of the said parish labourer broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Baptiste Hickes knt. and bart., and stole therefrom and carried away fifteen yards of satten worth twelve pounds fifteen shillings, fifteen yards of fine crymson satten worth . . . ., . . . . yards of calymanco worth forty-eight shillings, four yards of . . . . wrought velvet worth three pounds and twelve shillings, four yards of . . . . wrought velvett worth four pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence, two yards of . . . velvett . . . . worth three pounds eight shillings and ninepence, three and a half yards of . . . . velvet in work worth four pounds seven shillings and sixpence, . . . . thirteen yards of silke Tellettos worth four pounds six shillings, . . . . yards . . . . of gingerlyne and white Tufttaffitye worth four pounds and sixteen shillings; . . . . a gold ringe cutt with armes to seale withall worth thirty shillings; . . . . Elizabeth angelles worth five pounds and ten shillings; a gold picture . . . . of Kinge Henry the Eighte worth ten pounds; "unum instrumentum auratum vocatum an agott sett with diamonds and a falcon cutt" worth ten pounds. Putting himself on trial, Henry Elliott was found 'Not Guilty'; but was reprisoned in the House of Correction (r' domo Correcc'on'). Covering with close writing a parchment, 1 foot 9 inches long by 11½ inches broad, this lengthy indictment is so defaced as to be legible only in places; but the several dozens of items of stolen goods seem to indicate that, if he did not actually carry on business at his Kensington house, Sir Baptiste Hickes knt. and bart. used some part of the dwelling-house for the storage of the goods, in which he, a member of the Merchant Taylors Company, dealt. Broken Files.
21 June, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day, Frances Richardson late of the said parish spinster assaulted Francis Quarles gentleman, when he was in God's and the King's peace, and secretly and without his observation picked his pocket of fifty shillings—(et quinquaginta solidos in pecuniis numeratis de bonis catallis et denariis prefati Francisci Quarles in pera anglice the pockett ipsius Francisci Quarles adtunc et ibidem existentes a persona ipsius Francisci Quarles clam secrete et sine noticia ejusdem Francisci adtunc et ibidem furata fuit cepit et asportavit, contra pacem dicti domini Regis nunc coronam et dignitatem suas). The note 'Franc'us Quarles pross.,' at the foot of the bill, indicates that on this occasion Francis Quarles figured at the Old Bailey as the prosecutor of a female pickpocket. How it fared with the Frances Richardson, when she had put herself on a jury of the country, does not appear, 'po se' being the only minute, by the pen of the clerk of Gaol Deliveries, over her name. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
4 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. in the night of the said day between one and two o'clock, Robert Wheeler, George Chester and Richard Hewett, all three of the said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Charles, Earl Scipiere (sic), the said Earl with his family being then in the said house, and stole therefrom a silver sugar-boxe worth six pounds, foure silver ovall bassons worth one hundred and twenty pounds, a silver ewer worth eight pounds, two silver plates for glasses worth twelve pounds, two dozen engraved silver plates worth one hundred pounds, two silver salts worth six pounds, a little silver bottle worth five pounds, a silver sugar-box worth six pounds, a dozen of silver forkes worth forty shillings, ten silver spoons worth fifty shillings, "unum poculum argenteum anglice a silver wyne-bottle ad valenciam quadraginti librarum," and three silver dishes worth twenty pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Most Noble Charles, Earl Scypiere (sic). Found 'Guilty,' Robert Wheeler, George Chester and Richard Hewett were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
14 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Blackwall in the parish of Stephney co. Midd. on the said day, against the good faith and the confidence put in him at the time of his misdeed, Thomas Horne, the servant not the apprentice of Sir Maurice Abbott knt. the Governor and the Society of London Merchants trading to the East Indies, took and carried away, with the intention of stealing them and converting them to his own use, twenty-one thousands of nayles worth three pounds, that had been committed to his keeping by the aforesaid Sir Maurice Abbott knight the Governor and the Society of London Merchants trading to the East Indies (per prefatum Mauricium Abbott militem Gubernatorem et Societatem Mercatorum Londinensium negotiantium ad Indos orientales). G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
18 July, 2 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Ralph Hastings esq. J.P., of Edmund Partridge of Ipswich co. Essex (sic) mariner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edmund Partridge's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, "to prosecute against Joseph Johnson alias Cole and Thomas Hamond alias Smythe, for stealing of certen wools out of a shipp called the Elizabeth of Ipswich, whereof the said Edmund Partridge is Maister's mate" G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
25 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Pancras co. Midd. on the said day, George Sandes late of St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. gentleman assaulted Jane Wrighte, when she was in God's and the King's peace, and murdered her by putting one leather brayded rayne round her neck, and forthwith strangling and suffocating her with the said rayne, so that she then and there died instantly; and that afterwards on the same day, knowing him to have committed the said murder, Suzan Lady Sandes, James Jones yoman and Edward Gent gentleman, all three late of St. Giles's-in-the-Field, received, harboured and comforted the said George Sandes at the same lastnamed parish. Over the names of George Sandes, Suzan Lady Sandes, James Jones and Edward Gent appear the words "po se" = he (or she) put himself (or herself) 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country. No other minute on the face of the indictment. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
28 July, 2 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Gulston esq. J.P. at his chamber in Grays Inn (apud cameram meam scituatam in Grays Inn), of Anthony Woodly of Ouldfishstreet London fishmonger, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Anthony Woodly and his wife Elizabeth at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to "give in such evidence as they know against Clement Parrant touching the felonious takeinge awaye of one silver beere-bowle, a silver beaker, a silver salt, sixe guilte silver spoones and a litle silver spoone, two silver porringers and a watch, of the goods and chattels of William Mattram out of his lodgingechamber in the Strand." G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
28 August, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, George Sandes gentleman, James Jones yoman, and Edward Gent yoman, all late of the said parish, assaulted Honor Rudston, she being in God's and the King's peace, and that the said George Sandes gentlemen then and there "rapuit et carnaliter cognovit" the said Honor Rudston, against her will and without her consent. Found 'Guilty,' George Sandes gentleman, James Jones yoman and Edward Gent yoman were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
30 August, 2 Charles I.—Record of Anne Gilbey's committal (at S. P. held at Hickes Hall) to the House of Correction for one year, for an act of adultery;—"Committitur domui Correccionis pro uno anno integro sine manucaptoribus:—Anne Gilby brought into the Court by Warrant for that shee was taken committing the Act of Adultery." S. P. Reg.
5 October, 2 Charles I.—Record of the recognizances, taken before . . . . J.P., of Jonathan Randall of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yoman in the sum of 40£, and of Thomas Brookes of the same parish yoman and Lewis Edwards of High Holborn yoman, in the sum of 20£ each, for the said Jonathan's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, and for his good behaviour in the meanwhile: Together with this remarkable memorandum over the same Jonathan Randall's name, "Committitur domo Correccionis ibidem flagellari et deteneri quosque constabit Curie quod bastarda per ipsum genita de corpore Anne Munne mortua est" = He is committed to the House of Correction, to be flogged and there detained until it shall appear to the Court that the female bastard, begotten by him of the body of Ann Munne, is dead. S. P. Reg.
1 December, 2 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against Henry Wager of Mile-End gentleman; John Daldron(?) gentleman, his wife Margaret Daldron, John Bartlett M.D., his wife . . . . Bartlett, Andrew White yoman, his wife Katherine White, William Cliffe tailor, his wife . . . . Cliffe, Mary Berisford widow, Agnes wife of Christopher Hemsall, all ten late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Elizabeth Davis widow, and Elizabeth Forman widow, both late of St. James's Clerkenwell; Ellen Coggen wife of John Coggen yoman, and John Gates laborer, both late of New Brainford; David East yoman, his wife Cecilia East, Thomas Deckers gentleman, Thomas Prince yoman, Edward Boulton . . . ., his wife Margaret Boulton, Charles Cheney yoman, Thomas Ridley yoman, Joseph Quinton gentleman, Elizabeth Mallory widow, all ten late of St. James's, Clerkenwell; Benjamin Gill . . . ., his wife . . . . Gill, Joan the wife of Richard Gresham yoman, John Barber yoman, his wife . . . . Barber, Francis Richardson yoman, his wife . . . . Richardson, Ambrose Rufford gentleman, and his wife . . . . Rufford, all nine late of St. Andrew's Holborn. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
4 December, 2 Charles I.—Upon the complainte of the inhabitantes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, that there is not any Cage or stocks within theire parish for to committ nightwalkers and other offenders according to the lawe, and for that the Court (viz. S. P. at Hickes Hall) is informed that the said Cage and stocks ought to bee erected and mainteyned by the Right Honorable the Earle of Southampton, being the Lord of the Leete there, Itt is therefore ordered that Mr. Cressey the High Constable do attend the said Earle, or such as have the gardianship of the said earle, to acquainte him with the said complaint and to d sire his Honor to cause the same to be forthwith reformed. S. P. Reg.
25 December, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at High Holborn co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Richard Yonge late of High Hol born aforesaid . . . . broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Robert Wilson, and stole therefrom "duos dictionarios vocatos Riders Dictionaries" worth twelve shillings, another book called Henry the Fourth worth twelve pence, another book called A Quadragesimo of Edward the Third worth twelve pence, another book called The First Parte of Edward the Thirde worth twelve pence, another book called Finches Worke worth two shillings and fourpence, another book called Littleton in French worth two shillings, and a gowne worth two shillings and six-pence, of the goods and chattels of the said Robert Wilson. The only clerical note on the face of the bill is "Po se," over Richard Yonge's name. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.