1 January, 13 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel
or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said 1st of January, nor
at any time during the three months then next ensuing,—against Edward
Gibye late of St. Giles's-without-Creplegate yoman, George Jerningham
late of St. Clement's Danes gentleman; George Tyndall yoman, William
Cooke gentleman, his wife Briget Cooke, Thomas Howell yoman, his
wife Mary Howell, John Hallifax yoman, Katherine Knyght wife of
Richard Knyght yoman, all seven late of St. Andrew's in Holborn co.
Midd.; Thomas Abington gentleman, Mary Russell widow, Margaret wife
of Edward Ewere gentleman, Mabel Griffeth spinster, William Vavasor
esq., Mary wife of Tristram Woodward gentleman, the Lady Elizabeth
Browne widow, Ralph Varney gentleman, Alice wife of Robert Brian
girdler, Dorcas Draper wife of John Draper gentleman, John Waldron
gentleman, his wife Margaret Waldron, Simon Clarke gentleman, all
thirteen late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd.; Sara Smythe spinster, the Lady . . . . Lentle wife of Sir Francis Stonor knt., Mary
Wye spinster, Elizabeth Lyll spinster, all four late of St. Andrewe's in
Holburn, London; John Robinson taylor, his wife Agnes Robinson,
Mary Gower spinster, Elizabeth Reynolds spinster, Jane Beeston wife
of Christofer Beeston gentleman, William Allen yoman, Katherine
Cashe alias Nurse alias Hutchinson spinster, Margaret Talbott widow,
Peter Smythe printer, John Higgins laborer, John Webbe esq., Robert
Reynoldes yoman, his wife Jane Reynoldes, John Warley glazier, Grace
Cooper wife of William Cooper baker, Edmund Yates esq., Richard
Aldreer yoman, Sara Brockett spinster, Elizabeth Boulding spinster,
Katherine Copley spinster, and Joachim Ball schoolmaster, all twentyone late of St. James's-in-Clerkenwell co. Midd.—At the foot of the
bill, the usual memorandum of proclamation made according to the
form of the Statute. G. S. P. R., Easter, 14 James I.
5 January, 13 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis
Michell esq. J.P., of Henry Scott merchant-taylor and James Randall
chaundler, both of Grubstreet co. Midd. in the sum of ten pounds
each, and John Wheeler of the same street apothecary, in the sum of
twenty pounds; For the said John Wheeler's appearance at the next
Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answere his speaking of diuers
ydle and unfitting speeches in his drinke." G. D. R., 12 Jan., 13 James I.
11 January, 13 James I.—Orders for the government of the House
of Correction, "taken reformed and sett downe in ye open Quarter
Sessions of ye Peace holden for ye Countye of Midd. on Thursday next
after ye Feaste of the Epiphany." One of these numerous orders
being "That euerie person committed thither shalbe sett to labour,
and haue no other nurture, then that he or she shall get with theire
labour, except they be sicke." It is ordered that "a bell shalbe
tolled euerie morninge at sixe, euerie noone at xi and againe at
xii, and euerie eveninge at vii." It is also ordered that the inmates
undergoing correction "have fresh strawe euerie monthe, and warme
pottage thrise a weeke, vizt., Sondaye, Tuesdaye and Thursdaye, and
there lynnen (if any they have) be washed." Also "it is ordered that
the Governor shall paye vnto ye Matron xiii li. vis. viii in ye yeare, by
even porcions quarterlie before hand out of ye Sallarye of cc li. per
annum, and to ye porter the like somme, and to paye to eache of theire
servants xls. per annum, and to helpe and assist them in case they
shold be sicke or absent." S. P. Reg.
11 January, 13 James I.—Ordered, that the Constables, head
boroughs and other officers of Fryarne Barnett co. Midd. shall cause
Agnes Miller, the wife of Robert Miller of Fynchley co. Midd. yoman,
"to be duckt in some pond of water," she having been indicted at the
present Sessions by the inhabitants of the said parishes "for a notorious
and common scoulde and disturber of the neighbours and honest inhabitants of Finchley and Fryarn Barnett." S. P. Reg.
21 January, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at Hoxton co. Midd. on the
said day, John Collyn late of Hoxton aforesaid yoman stole "decem
pecias auri vocatas Kinge James his vnites ad valenciam cujuslibet
earum viginti et duorum solidorum," a graye gelding worth twenty
pounds, and a sorrell mare worth eighty shillings, of the goods chattels
and moneys of Sir George Southcotte knt. On his arraignment
John Collyn put himself 'Not Guilty' and was acquitted. G. D. R.,
20 Feb., 13 James I.
21 January, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Mary's-le-Strond co.
Midd. in the night of the said day, George Dowries, Thomas Garforthe
and Mathew Nettleton, all three late of the said parish yomen, broke
burglariously into the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Sir Thomas
Parrye knt, with the intention of despoiling the said Sir Thomas of
his goods and chattels in the same house. Found 'Guilty,' all three
culprits were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 20 Feb., 13 James I.
10 February, 13 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Francis
Michell esq. J.P., of John Hodson of Long Lane yoman, in the sum
of forty pounds; For the said John Hodson's appearance at the next
Session of the Peace for Middlesex "to prosecute the law against
Abraham Reynoldes and Ann (sic) his wife according as the court shall
direct for helping certeine Seminary preistes to escape out of Newgate,
and for enterteyning and harbouring of Semynary preistes in their
house wherewith they are charged vpon the informacion of the said
Hodson." G. D. R., 20 Feb., 13 James I.
14 February, 13 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis
Michell esq. J.P., of Thomas Tailor of Clerkenwell tailor and Thomas
Flud of Charterhouselane shoemaker, in the sum of twenty pounds
each; For the appearance of Abraham Reynoldes of Clerkenwell aforesaid yoman and his wife Agnes (sic) at the next Session of the Peace,
"to answere the accusacion of William Hodson about entertayning of
Seminary preistes and other matter as may appeare by the informacion
of the said Hodson remaining in the Court." G. D. R., 20 Feb.,
13 James I.
17 February, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's in
Shorediche co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Corbett late
of St. Leonard's aforesaid broke burglariously into "shopam anglice the
lodge cujusdam Willelmi Stacey," adjoining the dwelling-house of Robert
Connawaye, and stole from the said lodge thirty-seven yards of broadeclothe worth seventeen pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir William
Craven knt. Found 'Not Guilty' of the burglary, but 'Guilty' of
felony, Thomas Corbett asked for the book, did not read it, and therefore was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 March, 13 James I.
20 February, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at Nortonfolgate within
the parish of St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate co. Midd., Robert Jackson late of Nortonfolgate aforesaid assaulted George Gale, and killed
the said George Gale with a tobacco-pipe (cum quodam instrumento de
terra confecto, vocato a Tobacco-pipe, valoris unius quadrantis), by
giving him with said pipe in and upon the left eye a mortal wound, of
which he died on the 2nd of March, then next following. Found
'Guilty' Robert Jackson pleaded his clergy and was delivered after
being branded. G. D. R., 15 March, 13 James I.
24 February, 13 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Lewes
Lewkenor and W. Slingisbye, J.P., of John Robinson white-baker,
Thomas Hulme scrivenor, Amis Browne taylor, and Richard Cooper
inhoulder, all four of St. Andrew's in Holborne, in the sum of forty
pounds each; For their appearance at the next Session of Gaol Delivery, "to make answere vnto such matters as on His Majesties behaulfe shalbe objected against them, concerninge the death of a younge
infant borne of the bodye of Dorothy Mowbrow, whoe was removed in
a chaire out of their parishe of Andrewes in Holborne, in the tyme of
her travell to the parish of St. Gyles in the Fieldes, whereby it is
supposed the child miscarryed and dyed." G. D. R., 15 March,
13 James I.
28 February, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at Hanworthe co. Midd.
on the said day, William Maddocke and Nicholas Poole, both late of
Hanworthe aforesaid yomen, broke into a certain close and pasture
called Hanworthe Parke, being the free warren of Sir William Killigrewe
knt. and with ferrets and nets hunted and killed seven rabbits in the said
park. Confessing the indictment, William Maddocke "h'et iudiciu'
r'pr' p' tribz mens' sine m' et inde p' m p' bono gestu et qd. solvat trip'
dampn'"=habet judicium retro prehendi (or reprisonari) pro tribus
mensibus sine manucaptoribus et inde per manucaptores pro bono
gestu et quod solvat triplex dampnum = has judgment, to be taken
back for three months without bail, and then by sureties for his good
behaviour, and to pay triple damage. Nicholas Poole was at large.
G. D. R., 15 March, 13 James I.
5 March, 13 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Ed. Dowbleday
J.P., of John Winkfeild of Grayes Inn co. Midd. esq., and Francis
Helmeden of Arrundell co. Sussex gentleman, in the sum of twenty
pounds each, and Christopher Blunte of London gentleman, in the
sum of forty pounds; For the said Christopher Blunte's appearance
at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and
there to answer "touchinge the bespeaking of an engine to be made
for counterfeytinge of coyne."—Also, in the same file, the Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace,
of Ralph Cantrell of Grayes Inn co. Midd. gentleman and Isaac
Hopkins of St. Dunstan's parish citizen and haberdasher of London,
in the sum of twenty pounds each, and George Hopkins of London
gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said George Hopkins's
appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex,
then and there to answer "touchinge the bespeakinge of an engine to be
made for counterfeytinge of coyne." G. S. P. R., Easter, 14 James I.
14 March, 13 James I.—Memorandum that Richard Longe of the
Stronde, committed "for makeinge scandalous rymes against David
Dunn," did "aske Helen Dunn's forgiveness vpon his knees in open
courte," and was afterwards bound, for his good behaviour till next
Session, by his own Recognizance in the sum of forty pounds, and
two sureties in the sum of twenty pounds each. In like manner
John Bubbe of the Stronde was bound for his good behaviour till
next Session, after he had "asked the said Helen Dunn forgiveness vpon
his knees in open Courte." S. P. Reg.
20 March, 13 James I.—True Bill that, at Marybone co. Midd. in
the night of the said day, Anthony Hughes late of Marybone aforesaid
yoman, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Thomas Rookewoodesq., and stole a cloak worth sixteen shillings, "unum par femoralium
vocat' breeches" worth five shillings, and a sword worth three shillings
and four-pence. Found 'Not Guilty' of the burglary, but 'Guilty' of
felony,' Anthony Hughes was sentenced to be whipt. G. D. R.
. . . . 14 James I.
30 March, 14 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields
co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Chafie and Oswald Medcalfe, and
Cuthbert Lockwood, all three late of the aforesaid parish yomen, stole
". . . . golde and silver fringe" worth ten pounds, and four
"curtens of blewe damaske layed with silver and gold lace and edged
with silver and golde fringe" worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels
of Prince Charles.—Also, on the same file, another True Bill against
the same three culprits for stealing in the same parish and on the same
day "duas libratas et quatuor uncias fibule aureate anglice golde
and silver fringe" worth ten pounds, and two leather curtens lyned
with velvett worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir Thomas
Howard knt. Found 'Guilty,' all three culprits pleaded their clergy
and were delivered after branding. G. D. R., . . . ., 14 James I.
25 June, 14 James I.—Memorandum.—"Thomas Woodhouse
brought to the Court for drawing his sword in the Lord Ambassador's
house in the Charterhouse, John Gay servant to the Countesse of Huntington sworne in Court sayth that the sayd Thomas Woodhouse yesterday the xxvth, of June did quarrell with Anthony Fusher servant to the
said Ambassador, and followed him into his house and drew his sword
and strooke him, therefore is committed to putt in very good suertyes
for the good behaviour, for that he called them French Dogges. He
confesseth his fault in Court, and is not to be bailed until he make his
submission to the Lord Ambassador." S. P. Reg.
26 June, 14 James I.—Order, that the Clerk of Gaol Delivery of
the County of Middlesex forbear to enter any conviction on an indictment "for not resortinge to the parishe churche of St. Andrew's in Holborne "for eleven months, preferred at the last Session of the Peace
for Middlesex agains Izabell Lady Stafford, wieffe of Edward Lord
Stafford, and Edward Stafford eldest son of the said Lord Stafford;
The Order being made on evidence "that the said Ladie and her sonne
then and by the space of six years before did and doe dwell and reside
att Stafforde Castle in the County of Stafforde, neere a C myles from
the county of Middlesex, where they cannot take notice of the Indytement preferred there against them, and have never since repaired hither
nor beene within this County."—Also, in the entries of the Gaol Delivery,
of 4 Dec, 14 James I., a Memorandum that, at the same Gaol Delivery
"one Mr. Thomas Foster brother to the Lady Stafford wiefe to the Lord
Stafford, broughte in a Warrant, dated the viith. day of November 1616
and signed by Sir Henry Montague knight and one of His Majesties
Seargeauntes at Lawe and Recorder of London, to make stey of any
further proceedinges upon an Inditement of Recusancy preferred and
founde against the said Lady and Edward Stafford eldest sonne to the said
Lady att the Sessions helde in May last past. The memorandum being
followed in the register by Sir Henry Mountague's warrant. G. D. Reg.
30 June, 14 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Forsett
esq. J.P., of Thomas Johnson of Clerkenwell yoman, in the sum of
forty pounds; For the said Thomas Johnson's appeareace at the next
Session of the Peace, to give evidence against Cuthbert Lockwood
in a case of burglary, and also against him "for receaving and buying
a gold fringe which was stolen from the Prince's coache and Sir Thomas
Howard's coache in the Mewes." G. D. R., 1 Aug., 14 James I.
24 July, 14 James I.—True Bill that, at Grey's Inn Lane co. Midd.
on the said day, George Wynn late of the said lane yoman assaulted
beat and wounded Edward Catesbye gentleman, so that his life was
despaired of. George Wynn was fined three shillings and four-pence.
G. D. R., 1 Aug., 14 James I.
26 July, 14 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Saun
derson esq. J.P., of Andrew Cauffeild of London fruterer, in the sum
of forty pounds; For the said Andrew's appearance at the next
Session of the Peace, to "give evidence against Margaret Wellam
accused vpon suspition to be a witch, and to guie sucke or feede
evill spirrittes." G. D. R., 1 Aug., 14 James I.
10 August, 14 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at Knightsbridge co. Midd. on the said day, Sir George Sandes late of Knightsbridge aforesaid knt, assaulted Anthony Culverwell, and then and
there robbed him of a cloak worth forty shillings, and a watch worth
forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid Anthony
Culverwell.—Also, a True Bill against the same Sir George Sandes
knt, for assaulting John Foxe in the same highway of Knightsbridge on
the said 10th of August, 14 James I., and then and there robbing him of
a cloak worth ten shillings, "unum cinctorium anglice one hattband"
worth two shillings, a handkercheife worth two shillinges, a pair of gloves
worth six-pence, and a knife worth six-pence, of the goods and chattels of
the said John Foxe.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same
Sir George Sandes knt., for assaulting John Marston gentleman in the
same highway of Knightsbridge on the same aforesaid 10th of August,
14 James I., and robbing him of a blacke roned gelding worth ten
pounds, a greene saddle worth ten shillings, a bridle worth sixpence, a
silke purse worth two shillings and eight-pence, a handkerchief worth
a shilling, a sword worth three shillings, a pair of hangers worth five
shillings, a ridinge coate worth twenty shillings, a taffeta hatt worth
four shillings, "et duas pecias auri voc' King James vnites" worth
forty and four shillings, a piece of gold worth ten shillings and six-pence,
and eighteen shillings in numbered moneys, of the good chattels and
moneys of the said John Marston.—Also, on the same file, a True
Bill against the same Sir George Sandes knt., for assaulting Robert
Wright in the same highway of Knightsbridge, and robbing him of a grey
gelding worth seven pounds, a chesnutt bay gelding worth eight pounds,
three saddles worth forty shillings, a gold ringe worth forty shillings, a
cloak worth three pounds, a hatt-band worth three shillings, a pair of
garters worth two shillings, a purse worth five shillings, and eighteen
. . . . in numbered moneys, of the goods, chattels and moneys of
the said Robert Wright.—To each of these four indictments Sir George
Sandes put himself 'Not Guilty' and was acquitted. G. D. R.,
. . . ., 14 James I.
5 September, 14 James I.—Order touching a New Building.—
"Whereas this Courte is informed that there is a new buildinge in
hand to be sett up and erected in Drury Lane nere Lincolnes Inne
Feildes att and adjoyninge to the Cocke-pitt, contrary to the Lawe and
His Majesties Proclamacione; It is therefore ordered that the said
new building shall presentely be staid and the workemen committed
to prison, that shall hereafter presume to goe forward in the said New
Buildinge and also such as shall sett them on worke, havinge had
warninge alreadye to forbeare, And further it is ordered that all other
new buildinges whatsoeuer be likewise stayed." S. P. Reg.
10 October, 14 James I.—True Bill that, at High Holborne co.
Midd. on the said day, Con O'Neale late of High Holborne aforesaid
stole a paire of cloth breeches laced with gold lace worth forty shillings,
a doublett laced with golde lace worth twenty shillings, a sword worth
twelve shillings, a scarfe worth five shillings, and a gold hat-band
worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Fuller
gentleman. Found 'Guilty' of stealing to the value of eleven pence,
Con O'Neale was sentenced to be whipt. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 14 James I.
1 November, 14 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Harmonson late of the said
parish yoman stole a bed of crimson velvett worth ten pounds, fower
damaske curtens edged with golde lace worth a hundred shillings, and
three yards of greene cloth worth thirty shillings, of the goods and
chattels of Sir Thomas Howard knt. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Harmonson pleaded his clergy and was delivered after being branded.
G. D. R., 4 Dec, 14 James I.
26 November, 14 James I.—True Bill that, at Blackwall alias
Popler co. Midd. on the said day, Anselm Gosling mariner and Anthony
Gilham husbandman, both late of Blackwall aforesaid stole three barrells
and a halfe of pitche and tarre worth thirty shillings, of the goods
and chattels of the Society of London Merchants trading to the East
Indies ("Societatis Mercatorum Londinensium tradentium versus
Indias orientales.") G. D. R., 4 Dec, 14 James I.