Middlesex County Records: Volume 3, 1625-67. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1888.
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1 January, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Morse, late of the said parish clerk, born within the kingdom of England, and after the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 1 January, 20 Charles I., made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminary Preist" by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King &c. At the head of this bill was put a clerical minute, which is at the present time so defaced, that nothing of it is legible but "Po . . . cul xxi die Aprilis anno . . . . regni Regis sine judicio . . . . Judicium qd. trahetr. (followed by indications of six or seven words no longer legible by reason of defacement). G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.
30 March, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Southmyms co. Midd. on the said day, Mark Istleberrye late of the said parish . . . ., intending and designing to bring the Parliament into hatred and contempt, uttered these scandalous words, in the presence and hearing of very many of the King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "That the Parliament doe maintaine none but a company of Rogues . . . ." At the Session, when this indictment was found, Mark Istleberry was remanded to the next Session; and afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery held on 8 April, 22 Charles I., he was found 'Not Guilty,' but was re-prisoned till he should produce good sureties for his good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.
4 April, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Giles wife of Edward Giles late of the said parish lawyer, conspiring and designing to compass the said King's death, spoke these scandalous words in the presence and hearing of divers of the same King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "I will kill the King of England." Parchment much frayed, and so defaced at the most important part of the indictment, that the treasonable words are barely legible. G. D. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.
27 May, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Richard Home, John Jervis, Daniel Leake, all three late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Francis Torrado gentleman in Graies Inn, and stole and carried off therefrom three watches with cristal covers garnished with gold worth forty-four pounds, three watches with gilt covers worth thirty pounds, a watch with two covers worth eighteen pounds, another watch called a silver watch worth ten pounds, seven small dyamonds worth twenty shillings, three chaynes of pearles worth forty pounds, sixteen rings worth ten pounds, a silver spoone worth ten shillings, a silver whistle worth five shillings, another silver watch worth ten pounds, another silver watch garnished with cristal with a case not polished worth six pounds, two loadstones worth twenty shillings, two ounces of gold lace worth five shillings, two brasse sun-dyalls worth twenty shillings, an ivory dyall worth ten shillings, another silver 'chronologium' worth forty shillings, a brasse plate of a dyall with a silver circle worth ten shillings, a brasse watch worth three pounds, a round flatt dyall worth ten pounds, sixty other watches with covers of silver worth two hundred and twenty pounds, four watches with brasse covers worth ten pounds, and fifty-nine pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Francis Torrado. Found 'Guilty,' Richard Horne was sentenced to be hung. John Jervis and Daniel Leake were at large. G. D. R., 10 Dec., 21 Charles I.
12 August, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of Peter Hudson of St. Margaret's London upholster and John Ashton of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Auchwitz of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields at the next Gaol Delivery for the county of Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. She "being charged to be accessary both before and after to the fact of those who did breake open the shop of Francis Torrado in Greys Inne, and from thence did take and carry away watches and jewells to the value of 350 li, and in money 58 li." G. D. R., 20 Aug., 21 Charles I.
10 September, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Davis wife of Howell Davis late of the said parish, in the presence and hearing of divers of the said King's lieges and subjects, spoke these scandalous words against the Parliament, to wit, "That the Parliament did counterfeit the King's hand and seal." When this bill was found Mary Davis was 'at large'; but afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery held on 10 Dec., 21 Charles I., she 'put herself'; and at a yet later Gaol Delivery, held on 16 Jan., 21 Charles I., she was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 2 Oct., 21 Charles I.
27 September, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Wollaston knt. J.P., of Richard Cooper of St. Martin's-in theFields co. Midd. bricklayer in the sum of forty pounds, and of Richard Cooper yeoman, Anthony Manwood paynter-steyner, Hugh Wilson chaundler, all three of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and John Stockwell of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. vitler, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Richard Cooper bricklayer at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer for "receivinge of silver and guilt watches and other thinges from John Jervis and others, being the goodes of Francis Torrado the watchmaker." G. D. R., 2 Oct., 21 Charles I.
23 October, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Josias Berners esq. J.P., of Howell Davies yeoman and John Minsterley carpenter both of St. James's Clarkenwell, and John King of Pyecorner St. Sepulchre's London "laromer," in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of Mary Davies, wife of the said Howell Davies, at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament." G. D. R., 10 Dec, 21 Charles I.
1 November, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Margaret Gardner late of the said parish spinster, with the design and purpose of bringing the parliament into hatred and contempt, in the presence and hearing of very many of the King's lieges and subjects spoke these scandalous words, to wit, "That the Parliament are Roundheaded Rogues and Puritans." When this indictment was found, Margaret Gardner was "at large"; but afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery held on 8 April, 22 Charles I., she put herself on a jury of the country and was found 'Guilty,' whereupon she was fined six shillings and eight pence. G. D. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.
. . . December, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Uxbridge, co. Midd. on some day (no longer discoverable from the defaced writ) of the said December, Humphrey Dunchie stole and carried off "unum gallum numidicum anglice one Turkie Cocke" worth one shilling, of the goods and chattels of . . . . Putting himself on trial, Humphrey Dunchie was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury, who did not retract. G. D. R., 16 Jan., 21 Charles I.