Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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23 January, 12 Charles I.—True Bill that, on the said day, Michael Wildeing late of St. Mary's-le-Savoy in the Strand was infected with "the plague" and afterwards on the said day died of the same pestilence in his dwelling-house within the same parish, And that afterwards, on the same day, knowing it to be infected with the plague and to have been closed as an infected dwelling by Richard Raynebeard, one of the constables of St. Clement's Danes in the said county, John Colley brewer, George Hughes yoman, Henry Knight yoman and Thomas Symondes yoman, all four late of the parish of St. Mary-leSavoy, presumptuously broke into and entered the said dwelling-house, and taking therefrom divers goods carried them to divers places, unknown to the jurors, within the city of London and the suburbs thereof. All four culprits were at large. G. D. R., 25 May, 13 Charles I.
2 February, 12 Charles I.—True Bill that (whereas Elizabeth Howell late of St. Leonard's in Shorditche co. Midd. widow died of "the plague" in her dwelling-house in the said parish on 2 Feb., 12 Charles I.) at divers times before and after the said day, Anthony Mater of Lambeth co. Surrey innholder, knowing it to be infected with the plague, presumptuously broke into and entered the same dwelling-house and took therefrom divers goods and chattels so infected and carried them to divers places, unknown to the jurors, within the city of London and the suburbs thereof. Anthony Mater was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 25 May, 13 Charles I.
5 May, 13 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during four months beginning on the said day, against Dowgwella Lady Sanders late of St. Margaret's-in-Westminster alias &c. of . . . . co. Berks. G. D. R., . . . Aug., 13 Charles I.
4 June, 13 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on the said day, against Ralph Eure of Washingbrough co. Lincoln esq., and his wife . . . . Eure; John Crawford yoman, his wife Jane Crawford, Robert Mounson esq., and Francis Richardson esq., all four of Northropp co. Lincoln; Peter Brett of Claxbie co. Lincoln gentleman and his wife . . . . Brett; James Iremonger and Humfrey Iremonger of Walton-in-theMarsh co. Lincoln gentlemen; Mary Lady Norton wife of Sir Walter Norton of Claxbie co. Lincoln knt.; Edward Parkinson of Claxbie co. Lincoln gentleman; Edward Thorold of Hough-super- . . . . co. Lincoln esq., and his wife Jane Thorold; Edward Sleford of Skelington co. Lincoln gentleman and his wife Frances Sleford; Anthony Cater of Bottesworth co. Lincoln gentleman; Margaret Pregion wife of Francis Pregion of Lincoln co. Lincoln M.D.; Thomas Dich and George Dich, both of Lincoln co. Lincoln yomen; Sir Francis Metcalfe of Luddington co. Lincoln knt.; John Foxe of Eagle co. Lincoln yoman; Anne Dolman wife of William Dolman of Messingham co. Lincoln yoman; Petronilla Dolman spinster, and Thomas Dolman gentleman, both of Messingham aforesaid; Bartholomew Kent of Rugby co. Lincoln gentleman; and Robert Tirwhitt of Lenton co. Notts gentleman;—each of the persons so indicted being also and in the first instance described in the indictment as late of St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Charles I.
7 June, 13 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. between eleven and twelve in the night of the said day, William Warde gentleman, John Bainbrigge gentleman, Henry Crosse gentleman, Edward Austen yoman and Richard Arnott yoman broke into the dwelling-house of Hugh Walley gentleman, and assaulted Edward Catlyn esq., and that with a sword William Warde struck the said Edward Catlyn and in doing so cut off the forefinger, and middle finger and ringe finger of his left hand, and that in thus maiming Edward Catlyn esq. the said William Warde was aided and abetted by John Bainbrigge, Henry Crosse, Edward Austen and Richard Arnott. —Also, on the same file, another True Bill that at same place and time William Warde, John Bainbrigge, Henry Crosse, Edward Austen and Richard Arnott assaulted Elizabeth Walley wife of the said Hugh Walley, and that with a sword William Warde struck the same Elizabeth and in doing so wounded her in the left hand. The case was remanded to the next Session. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Charles I.
10 June, 13 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Constantine Farrer late of the said parish gentleman fraudulently fabricated a certain spurious writing, having the appearance of letters under the King's sign-manual, purporting to give the same Constantine Farrer to raise two hundred volunteers ("ad exigendos anglice to levie et colligendos anglice to raise ducent' ho'i'es voluntarios") within the realm . . . ., and to transport them when so raised to parts beyond sea; and That on the said 10th June the same Constantine Farrer affixed to this spurious writing a genuine privy seal taken by him from certain genuine letters under the said King's privy seal and sign-manual heretofore made and granted by the said King to the said Constantine for the payment of one hundred and ninety pounds to the same Constantine; and having so fabricated the spurious writing with a false sign-manual and a genuine privy seal taken deceptively from other letters, the said Constantine Farrer afterwards on the same day published the said fraudulent document, to the deception of the said King and his people. On his arraignment at the Old Bailey, Constantine Farrer confessed the indictment and said nothing in arrest of judgment: but he was reprieved by the Court without judgment. G. D. R., . . . ., 14 Charles I.
14 August, 13 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on the said day, against Thomas Weedon gentleman and his wife Elizabeth Weedon, both of Upton co. Worcester, and Ignatius Weedon of Longdon co. Stafford gentleman, each of the three being also and in the first instance described as "late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd."—Also, a similar True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on the said day, against Robert Harwood late of Coulewen co. Warwick gentleman, and Sir Francis Mannocke of Lewsham co. . . . . knt., each of the two being also and in the first instance described as late of St. Margaret's Westminster.—Also, a similar True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months from 14 Aug., 13 Charles I., against Leonard Weekes . . . . and his wife Elizabeth Weekes, both late of St. Margaret's Westminster alias &c. of St. Albanes co. Hertford &c. G. D. R., 16 Feb, 13 Charles I.
1 September, 13 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against ninety-two persons, late of St. Andrew's Holborn, Chiswick, Fulham, St James's Clarkenwell, Paddington, St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, St. Sepulchre's, Saffron Hill, or St. Giles's without Cripplegate co. Midd.; Comprising Thomas Baillie bookseller and his wife Anne Baillie, John Prince goldsmith and his wife Mary Prince, John Warden cutler and his wife Elizabeth Warden, Jenkin Morgan gentleman and his wife Elizabeth Morgan, Anne Perkins spinster, Hugh Seddon yoman, Margery Hubbert widow, Dorcas Case widow, all twelve late of St. Andrew's Holborn; William Saunders esq. and his wife Bridget Saunders, both late of Chiswicke; Anne Lady Conoway late of Paddington; John Cockshutt yoman, Thomas Liveholt chandler, Giles Creeke cutler, Mary FitzJeffery widow, Thomas Northcott victualler, all five late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields. Like several of the persons whose names appear in this note, those of the ninety-two individuals indicted by this bill, whose names are not here given, are persons who figure in previous entries of this volume and in the lists of recusants copied from the Indictments' Process Book. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Charles I.
6 December, 13 Charles I.—Copy of Letter under the King's signet:—By the Kinge:—Whereas wee have received good testimony of the loialtie and dutie of our trustie and welbeloved Captaine John Reade, and because he may bee subject to the penaltie of the lawes for Recusancy, Theis are to signifie that wee are gratiouslie pleased to extend our speciall grace towards him, and doe hereby will [and] commaund, That noe indictment, presentment, informacion or suite in our name or in the name of any other be henceforth conceaved, prosecuted or accepted against him by any our officers or subjects whatsoever, for or concerninge Recusancye, And if any such shall happen, then our will and pleasure is that upon sight hereof the same shall be discharged, and made voide or otherwise not prejudiciall unto him.— Given under our signet at our Court at Theobald the xiiith day of July in the tenth year of our reigne.—To all and singular our Judges of Assize &c., &c. G. D. Reg.