Temp. James I
PARTICULARS TAKEN FROM THE TWO PROCESS BOOKS,
temp. JAMES I. (BOOK I., from APRIL, 8 JAMES I., to
APRIL, 16 of the same King's Reign: BOOK II., from
16 JAMES I. to the End of his Reign.)
G. S. P. 19 April, 8 James I.—The Lord . . . . Conawaye of
the Savoy; for sufferinge great store of timber to be layd in Chancerye
G. S. P. 19 April, 8 James I.—Margaret Bates spinster; for not
cominge to churche by the space of sixe moneths.
G. S. P. 19 April, 8 James I.—John Browne of Harroweilde in
the parish of Harrowehill co. Midd.; for standing excommunicate for
the space of 3 moneths.
G. S. P. 23 April, 10 James I.—Elizabeth Everingham wife of
William Everingham yoman, and Anne Etheringham spinster, both of
Hendon; for not cominge to churche.
S. P. 28 May, 10 James I.—Mary Hildersham of St. Sepulchre'swithout-Newgate spinster; for not cominge to churche.
S. P. 3 July, 10 James I.—Mary Orkington of St. Andrew's-inHolborne spinster; for not cominge to churche.
G. S. P. 1 October, 10 James I.—John Smith and Mathew Smith,
both of Westminster; for makinge an affray and drawinge blood
of one another in the Church yard of St. Margarettes in Westminster.
G. S. P. 1 October, 10 James I.—William Fuller yoman, John
Garnett, his wife Elizabeth Garnett, Thomas Brownloe, all four of St.
Martin's-in-the-Fields; Lady Anne Brett and Alice Boydon wife of
Philip Boydon, both of "Le Dutchie"; William Widowson of Milford
Lane gentleman; Christopher Garnett, his wife Joan Garnett, Anne
Evered spinster, John Blake, his wife Maudline Blake, Elizabeth
Everidge spinster, Katherine Parker spinster, Ambrosina Beswicke
spinster, Anne Ciroint spinster, Agnes Fletcher widow, Thomas Howard,
Mary Smoleare wife of John Smoleare gentleman, all eleven late of
Highe Holborne; for Recusancye.
G. S. P. 1 October, 10 James I.—Richard Woodroofe yoman, his
wife Anne Woodroofe, both of St Giles's-in-the-Fields; . . . . . . . . . Penny
widow, . . . . . . . . . Grosley widow, . . . . . . . . . Best gentleman, . . . . . . . . . Symons
spinster, all four of Marybone; for Recusancye.
G. S. P. 15 April, 11 James I.—William Atterbury of Grub Street
porter; for an obstinate Brownist.
G. S. P. 15 April, 11 James I.—Oliva Lady Hennadge of St.
Martin's-in-the-Fields; for Recusancye.
G. S. P. 30 September, 11 James I.—John Gillett yoman and his
wife . . . . . . . . . Gillett, both of Edmonton; Edward Pickman of Endfeild
yoman; . . . . . . . . . Raynes widow, William Raynes gentleman, Thomas
Raynes gentleman, Dorothy Reynes spinster, Margaret Reynes spinster, all five late of Hampsteed; Joan Avery wife of Robert Avery
yoman, Hubbert Haloon alias Hawkins esq., Giles Vincent gentleman,
Jane Lady Skinner, all four late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; for refusinge to come to churche.
G. S. P. 6 October, 12 James I.—Anne wife of John Standishe
yoman, Richard Judd yoman, Joan Woodward widow, Sir William
Tressam knt., and his wife Lady Tressam, all five late of St. Clement's
Danes; for not cominge to churche in 3 monethes:—also Jerom
Kirbye late of Harefeild yoman, and Olive Lady Heneage late of St.
Martyn's-in-the-Fields; for not cominge to churche.
S. P. 28 March, 13 James I.—Francis Bradshawe gentleman,
Thomas Davies cutler, John Hopkins yoman, John Medcalfe yoman,
all four late of High Holborne; for Recusancy.
G. S. P. 4 October, 14 James I.— . . . . the wife of John
Southerton esq.; for not cominge to churche.
G. S. P. 4 October, 14 James I.—Amongst memoranda of process against a large number of persons, charged with neglecting to
work or contribute for the repair of the highways, appears this memorandum, touching the Red Bull theatre, "Christofer Beeston and the rest
of the players of the Redd. Bull are behinde five pounds, being taxed
by the bench 40s. the yeare by theire owne consentes."
S. P. . . June, 15 James I.—Edward Yearworth late of Bramford
clerk; for counterfeitinge the handes of the Lord of Canterburie and
the late Lord Chancellor.
S. G. P. 1 October, 16 James I.—Thomas Hill of St. John's
Street yoman;—for removing a stone about xii foote or thereabouts
S. G. P. 1 October, 16 James I.— . . . . Sleepe late of St.
John's Street gentleman and his wife; for popishe recusants, not
comeing to church by the space of three months. Also, for the
same offence,—Hugh Griffen yoman, George Jarrengam yoman,
Elizabeth Baylie wife of John Baylie, all three late of St. Clement's
G. S. P. 8 April, 17 James I.—Robert Hill carpenter, Richard
Houghton yoman, William Foster yoman, Dorothy Parsons spinster,
Dorothy Barnes spinster, Gilbert Spencer yoman, John Sheppard
yoman, all seven late of Turmill Streete; William Marshe of St. Mildred's in London marchaunt-taylor; Thomas Wood clerk, and John
Waterhouse writer (scriptor), both of St. Clement's Danes;—for
S. P. 11 May, 17 James I.—Lord Wormewood of St. John's Streete
and William Hawkins of Kensington gentleman;—for Recusancy.
G. S. P. Michaelmas . . . ., 17 James I.— . . . . Gyllett
late of Edmonton widow;—for her misdemeanour about the interment
of her dead husband who was a Recusant, whom she caused to be
carried to the cemitery of Hornesey and there to be buried not one
foot deep in the soil whereby his head and feet remained uncovered
and exposed, to the hurt &c., and the contempt &c.—The Latin of
this entry being as follows, ". . . . Gyllett n. de Edmonton in
c't vid' pro malefc'o suo circa sepultur' viri sui mortui q' fuit Recusans
quem portari fecit usq' ad cemiter' de Hornesey et ib'm sepeliri non
un' ped' alt' in fund' p' quod caput et pedes ejus manser' detect et ap't'
ad nocument &c. Et in contempt' &c.
S. P. 13 January, 17 James I.—Edward Grymes of Lincoln's Inne
gentleman;—for the murder of John Bughill.
G. S. P. 27 April, 18 James I.—George Gaston (or Gascon) of
Clarkenwell tanner;—for unlawful hunting in the park of the Lord the
King. Over George Gaston's name this memorandum "Cogn' h'et Judiu'
pro fine x li. Et rep' pro iiibz mensibz sz m. et pro bo. m. pro bo. g. p'
vii ann"= He confesses and has judgment, to pay a fine of ten pounds,
be imprisoned for three months without mainpernors, and then find
good sureties for his good conduct for seven years.
G. S. P. 12 April, 19 James I.—Richard Hearne late of London
esq.;—for neglecting to repair two bridges, one of them called Braynt
Bridge and the other called Silke Bridge, being within the parish of
Hendon, on the public (common) way leading from Edgware towards
London; and also for a bridge belonging to him, leading from Dallys
to Finchley; Which three bridges are in extreme decay, to the serious
danger of wayfarers.
G. S. P. 12 April, 19 James I.—The Earl of Northumberland;
—for neglecting to repair a common bridge belonging to him, in the
parish of Thistleworth.
G. S. P. 3 May, 20 James I.—Mary Vaughan wife of Robert
Vaughan yoman late of Drury Lane; Fardinand Emerson cutler, his
wife Jane Emerson, William Mathewes cutler, his wife Elen Mathewes,
Mary Heyward widow, Susan wife of Edwin Sale gentleman, Lionel
Ticheborne gentleman, his wife Anne Ticheborne, John Blage taylor,
his wife Maudline Blague, William Cooke gentleman, his wife Bridget
Cooke, Anne Dowse widow, William Bexwicke cordewayner, his wife
Elizabeth Bexwicke, John Coe stacioner, Thomas Knight scrivenor,
Susan wife of Thomas Strange taylor, Mary Scrogges spinster, Jane
Woodfall widow, Edith Wheeler spinster, all twenty-one late of High
Holborne; Edward Abday esq., Henry Penington silkweaver, John
Watson gentleman, all three of Grubstreet; Edward Jessop . . . .,
and Thomas Aspe yoman both of Chancery Lane; William Lord
Sturton, John Clitherow cooke, his wife Dorothy Clitheroe, John
Dickerson yoman, Humfrey Alington yoman, Mary Lowman spinster,
Katherine Broughton spinster, John Webb gentleman, Richard
Penvoys yoman, Lady Sanderson wife of Sir William Sanderson knt.,
Francis Richardson . . . ., all eleven late of Clerkenwell; Mar
garet Feild widow, Joan Gresham wife of Richard Gresham carpenter,
John Beamont gentleman, and his wife Elizabeth Beamont, all four late
of Saffron Hill; Alice Coale widow, Anne Coale late of Heston spinster,
and Jane wife of Thomas Coale . . . .;—for Recusancy.
S. P. 27 May, 21 James I.—Henry Pennington, his wife Anne
Pennington, Katherine Fareback spinster, Arthur Houland glover, all
four late of Finsbury; Thomas Floud scrivenor, Dreweus Lovett gouldsmith, Mary Liswell spinster, Robert Williams cooke, James Coldridge
taylor, his wife Mary Coldridge, Bridget Cooke widow, Peter Winder
taylor, all eight of Highe Holborne (together with numerous persons
indicted in the previous year for not come to church);—for
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—The Earl of Northumberland;—
for neglecting to repair a public bridge (pro non reparacione unius
publici pontis) at Longford.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—The Earl of Northumberland
and Mary Lady Reade;—for neglecting to repair a bridge at Westbrainford.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—Joan Knowling widow, and
Helen wife of John Cogging, both of West Brainford;—for Recusancy
for three months.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—Percy Halbourd;—for neglecting
to repair a bridge at Hendon.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—The Parishioners of Hendon;—
for neglecting to repair the public bridge in Hendon, called Brunstreetebridge.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—The Inhabitants of Finchley;—
for neglecting to repair a bridge called Finchley Bridge.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—The Inhabitants of Edmonton
and Endfeild;—for neglecting to repair a bridge called Balstepgrove
Bridge, lying between Edmonton and Endfeild.
G. S. P. 2 October, 21 James I.—Henry Wise weaver, his wife
Cecilia Wise, Elizabeth Tayler spinster, Francis Richardson miller,
Richard Jackson taylor, William Darby tayler and Hester Savill . . .,
all seven of Turmill Street; Thomas Foold scrivenor, his wife . . . .
Foold, John Hallifex yoman, all three of High Holborne; John
Waldron gentleman, his wife Margaret Waldron, Elizabeth Drawater
widow, John Lawron victualler, his wife Katherine Lawron, Andrew
White victualler, his wife Katherine White, and Andrew Gryndy and
his wife, all nine of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Henry Pennington silkeweaver, his wife Anne Pennington, Katherine Foreback . . . .,
Humfrey Tymings glover, his wife Elizabeth Tymings, all five of Grub
Street; Arthur Howland of Finsbury glover, and his wife Mary Howland, both of Finsbury (and numerous other persons, with whose names
the reader is familiar);—for Recusancy.
G. S. P. 8 October, 22 James I.—The Inhabitants of Norwood;—
for neglecting to re-make the common way leading to Battle Bridge
alias Batford Bridge.
G. S. P. 8 October, 22 James I.— . . . . Bricknell late of
Stanmore widow; . . . . Gresham late of Hampton, Edward
Robinson late of Kingsbury; Katherine Fairebeck . . . . late of
Grubstreete; Richard Samwell and Mary Russell late of St. Giles's-inthe Fields; Usall Perry, Randell Allington, John Wotten, and Richard
Chaney, all four late of Chancery Lane; James Mierbeck "pickterdrawer," John Francklin tayler, John Freake glasier, all three late of
St. Andrew's-in-High-Holborne; John Fincham late of Grayes Inne
Lane gentleman, and divers persons repeatedly indicted for the same
The later of these two Indictments Process Books, in which the
Clerk of the Peace entered in the shortest way the names, descriptions
and offences of the persons, whom he was instructed at S. P. and
G. S. P. to proceed against by indictment, is so injured by the rot,
which has consumed the stitching of the leaves together with much of
the leaves themselves, that one cannot now speak of it as a book without
being guilty of misrepresentation. More than two-thirds of the leaves
are separate pieces of paper, and are so rotten that the most skilful bookbinder could not bring them together again into the form and show of
a sound volume.