Summaries of the True Bills
Elizabeth

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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247-287

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'Summaries of the True Bills: Elizabeth', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 247-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66009 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Elizabeth

(3.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 1 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary1
Persons " " horse-stealing7
" " " larceny13
" " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies15
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
Persons indicted for capital felonies38
" " " forcible entry and disseisin6
" " " forestalling and ingrossing8
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons6
" " " keeping alehouses without licence4
Person " " keeping a brothel1
" " " keeping a concubine and living dissolutely1
Persons " " neglecting to keep watches2
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers2
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a bridge2
" " " playing unlawful games2
" " " quarrelling or fomenting quarrels &c.3
" " " trespassing on private ground and injuring the crop2
Persons convicted of capital felonies28
" acquitted of " "4
Felon confessing indictment1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy2
" sentenced to be hung—males 23, female 124
" reprieved2
" described as being "late of London"14

(4.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 2 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary2
Person " " larceny1
Persons " " murder6
Persons indicted for capital felonies9
Person indicted for adultery1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin3
Person " " inducing a servant to desert service1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence8
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley, frequented by ill-disposed persons1
" " " keeping a brothel1
Persons " " keeping a disorderly alehouse with unlawful games2
Person " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c.1
" " " selling wine by retail at excessive rates1
Persons convicted of capital felonies4
Person acquitted of " "1
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy1
Felons sentenced to be hung—males 2, female 13
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large4

(5.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 3 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary1
Persons " " larceny7
" " " larceny with housebreaking4
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies9
Person " " murder1
" " " sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies23
" " " assault and battery1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence2
" " " keeping brothels2
" " " selling wine by retail at excessive rates2
Person " " stopping a public way1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and taking underwood12
" " " " and trampling down grass19
Persons convicted of capital felonies20
" acquitted of " "3
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy8
" sentenced to be hung—males 11, female 112
" reprieved2
" described in the indictments as being "nuper de London"14

(6.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 4 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary7
" " " coining and uttering counterfeit money6
" " " horse-stealing13
" " " larceny29
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies16
" " " manslaughter4
" " " murder2
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
Persons indicted for capital felonies80
" " " assembling riotously and making riot15
Person " " converting arable land into pasture1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin7
Person " " forestalling1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence2
" " " keeping disorderly alehouses5
" " " keeping a gambling-house2
" " " neglecting to fence in "the young sprynge of underwood"2
" " " neglecting to repair bridges2
Constable " " neglecting to pursue a thief1
Parish " " neglecting to have stocks, cage and buttes1
Persons " " neglecting to provide themselves with bows and arrows13
" " " nuisance, in diverting or stopping water-courses3
Person " " " in keeping swine offensively1
" " " " in putting dung &c. on a highway1
" " " pretending to be in Lord Pagett's service1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels &c.6
" " " refusing to take service in their proper vocations2
Person " " selling wine unlawfully1
Persons convicted of capital felonies51
" acquitted of " "7
Felons confessing indictments7
Culprit standing and sentenced to the 'peine forte et dure'1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy6
" sentenced to be hung—males 39, females 342
" reprieved11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large6
Felons described as being "late of London"33

N.B.—The recorded sentence of Philip Furney, convicted of making and uttering counterfeit half-sovereigns, is "quod trahatur et suspendatur," no mention being made of the other usual penalties of the offence.

(7.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 5 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Person indicted for larceny1
" " " sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies2
Persons " " assault and battery2
Person " " " with sword1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence3
" " " keeping disorderly houses and harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons2
Bailiff " " making an illegal arrest &c.1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting (to the injury of a highway) to cleanse ditches and lop branches1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and cutting oak-trees3
" " " " and driving off cows7
Person convicted of capital felonies1
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy1
Culprit (with an indictment for capital felony found against him) at large1

(8.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 6 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary8
" " " horse-stealing9
" " " larceny19
" " " larceny with housebreaking6
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies5
Person " " manslaughter1
" " " murder1
Persons indicted for capital felonies49
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin3
Person " " enclosing part of a highway and neglecting to scour a ditch by the side of the same way1
" " " keeping a bowling-alley1
" " " keeping a disorderly alehouse1
" " " keeping a disorderly house and harbouring suspected persons1
" " " nuisance, in making a laystall near a public way1
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway1
Person indicted for pretending to be in the service of Richard Dennys esq.1
" " " quarrelling, fomenting discords &c.1
" " " refusing to provide a cart for the repair of highways1
Persons convicted of capital felonies32
" acquitted of " "5
Felon confessing indictment1
Culprit standing mute and therefore sentenced to 'peine forte et dure'1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy5
" sentenced to be hung—males 21, females 223
" reprieved3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large8
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"18

N.B.—The record of sentence on the one culprit who stood mute is 'Ideo eat ad penam,' nothing being said as to the nature of the penalty; but the 'peine forte et dure' is of course indicated.

(9.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 7 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary7
" " " horse-stealing3
" " " larceny.49
" " " larceny with housebreaking6
Person " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing8
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing3
Persons indicted for capital felonies78
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.4
Person " " brawling in church1
" " " entering a close and distraining swine1
" " " inducing a servant to desert service1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way1
" " " paying a servant excessive wages1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c.5
Person " " selling beer at excessive price1
" " " selling wine against the form of a certain statute1
" " " trespassing on private ground and carrying off a post and gate1
Person indicted for trespassing on private ground and driving off cows1
" " " unlawful arrest and imprisonment1
Persons convicted of capital felonies59
" acquitted of " "14
Felons confessing indictments3
" pleading and having benefit of clergy19
" sentenced to be hung—males 29, females 231
" reprieved11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"41

(10.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 8 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for horse-stealing1
Persons " " larceny12
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies5
Person " " ox (cow &c.) stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies20
Persons " " assault and battery2
Person " " following a vocation without having served an apprenticeship to it1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin9
Person " " keeping alehouse without licence1
" " " keeping disorderly alehouse1
" " " keeping a disorderly house with unlawful games1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a tallow-melting house1
Parishes " " nuisance, in neglecting to guard a deep pond with chain or railings2
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of the peace &c.4
Person " " trespassing on private ground and driving off cattle1
Persons convicted of capital felonies16
" acquitted of " "4
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy6
" sentenced to be hung,—males 66
" reprieved3
" described in the indictments as "late of London"5

(11.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 9 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary5
Person " " fowl-stealing1
Persons " " horse-stealing3
" " " larceny20
" " " larceny with housebreaking17
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies9
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " ox (cow, &c.) stealing2
Persons indicted for capital felonies58
Person " " assault with sword1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons4
" " " keeping alehouses without licence4
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses with unlawful games8
Person " " nuisance, in keeping a slaughter-house1
Persons " " nuisance, in keeping swine in the street4
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to empty a privy1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to cleanse and scour a sewer1
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to guard a deep pond with chain or railings1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a pavement1
Persons convicted of capital felonies43
" acquitted of " "3
Felons confessing indictments3
" pleading and having benefit of clergy9
" sentenced to be hung,—males 20, females 222
" reprieved13
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large3
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"16

(12.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 10 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary6
" " " fowl-stealing2
" " " horse-stealing8
" " " larceny23
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
Persons indicted for larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies5
" " " manslaughter4
Person " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing3
" " " sheep-stealing4
Persons indicted for capital felonies59
Person " " assault and battery1
Persons " " breaking into a free warren, and killing rabbits and assaulting persons there6
" " " forcible entry and disseisin5
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons and playing unlawful games1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
Persons " " keeping disorderly alehouses2
Person " " neglecting to keep watch1
Parish " " not having butts1
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine and an offal-yard offensively1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour ditches2
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a bridge1
" " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. on the highway1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, &c.3
Person " " trespassing on private ground and trampling down grass1
Persons convicted of capital felonies45
" acquitted of " "4
Felons confessing indictments5
" pleading and having benefit of clergy8
" sentenced to be hung,—males 27, females 330
" reprieved7
Culprit (with indictments for capital felony found against him) at large1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London "16

(13.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 11 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for larceny2
" " " larcenies (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies8
Person " " manslaughter1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing1
Persons " " rape2
Persons indicted for capital felonies14
Person indicted for adultery and disorderly living1
Persons " " assault and battery4
Person " " assault with dagger1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.15
" " " forcible entry and disseisin8
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and trampling down grass3
Person " " unlawful imprisonment and extortion1
Persons convicted of capital felonies9
" acquitted of " "4
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy1
Felons sentenced to be hung,—males 5, females 27
Felon reprieved—before sentence 11
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"6

(14.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 12 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for horse-stealing1
Persons " " larceny14
Person " " larceny from the person, done secretly and without notice1
Persons " " sheep-stealing3
Person " " ox-stealing1
Total of persons indicted for capital felonies20
Persons " " assault and battery2
" " " " with sword2
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him &c. in the execution of his duty1
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace1
Persons convicted of capital felonies13
" acquitted of " "5
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy4
" sentenced to be hung,—males 99
Culprit (indictment for capital felony found against him) at large1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"11

(15.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 13 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing2
" " " larceny8
Person indicted for manslaughter1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies12
" " " assault and battery1
" " " assault with dagger1
" " " extortion by abuse of office as King's wain-taker1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin6
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons6
Person " " inducing an apprentice to desert service1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses with unlawful games2
Person " " nuisance, in diverting a water-course1
" " " nuisance, in diverting and stopping a watercourse1
" " " nuisance, in removing a public foot-bridge1
Persons " " pretending to be and unlawfully acting as constables4
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c.4
Persons convicted of capital felonies11
" acquitted of " "1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy2
" sentenced to be hung,—males 7, female 18
" reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 12
" described in the indictments as "late of London"8

(16.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 14 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary1
Persons " " horse-stealing5
" " " larceny20
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies9
" " " manslaughter2
Person " " ox (cow &c.) stealing1
" " " pig-stealing1
" " " sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies43
Persons " " petty larceny2
" " " assault and battery2
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.10
Person " " deserting service1
Person indicted for encroaching on a highway by building1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons5
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence10
" " " keeping disorderly ale-houses, with unlawful games2
" " " keeping disorderly houses3
" " " neglecting to move and turn earth, dug up for making tiles7
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way1
" " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. on a public way1
" " " nuisance, in blocking a public sewer1
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c1
" " " trespassing on private ground and taking wood1
" " " " and trampling down grass &c.1
Persons convicted of capital felonies34
" acquitted of " "4
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy9
" sentenced to be hung—males 2222
" reprieved—before sentence 3, after sentence 14
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large4
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"22

(17.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 15 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary8
" " " horse-stealing5
" " " larceny26
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies done with violence, highway robberies2
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " murder2
" " " sheep-stealing3
Persons indicted for capital felonies48
" " " petty larceny2
" " " assault and battery12
" " " assaulting and hindering officers in the execution of their duty2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot on private ground9
" " " buying and selling grain without licence4
Person " " cheating and cosening1
Persons " " following lawful callings in forbidden ways8
Persons indicted for forcible entry and disseisin2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence4
" " " keeping bowling-alleys4
Person " " killing and dressing flesh in Lent1
" " " not coming to church1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a savage dog1
" " " nuisance, in making a privy1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c.8
" " " taking livery, given in consideration of service &c9
Person " " taking and removing a horse1
" " " trespassing on private ground &c.1
Persons " " vagabondage28
Persons convicted of capital felonies34
" acquitted of " "10
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy12
" sentenced to be hung—males 18, females 321
" reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 23
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"20

(18.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 16 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary3
" " " horse-stealing4
" " " larceny14
" " " larceny with housebreaking2
Person " " larceny from the person, done with violence1
" " " manslaughter1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing4
Person " " sheep-stealing1
" " " witchcraft &c1
Persons indicted for capital felonies31
" " " cheating and cosening1
" " " forestalling1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin1
Persons " " keeping brothels2
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games1
Person " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. near a public way1
Persons " " stopping public ways2
Persons indicted for trespassing on private ground and cutting trees2
" " " vagabondage11
Persons convicted of capital felonies18
" acquitted of " "9
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy4
" sentenced to be hung—males 13, females 114
Felon reprieved—after judgment 11
Felons described in the indictments as " late of London "8

(19.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 17 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing17
" " " larceny34
" " " larceny with housebreaking2
" " " larcenies from the person done with violence, including highway robberies9
Person " " manslaughter1
" " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing4
Person " " rape1
Persons " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible)3
Person " " witchcraft1
Persons indicted for capital felonies73
Persons " " petty larceny3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.6
" " " breaking into a chase and hunting deer2
Person " " discharging a servant without cause1
" " " encroaching on a highway by building1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin1
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence2
" " " keeping brothels3
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games1
" " " keeping a savage dog1
Butchers " " killing, dressing, and selling flesh in Lent14
Person " " negotiating a usurious bargain1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a pavement1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way1
Mainpernors " permitting their prisoner to escape1
Person " " seducing a married woman1
" " " usury1
Persons " " vagabondage32
Persons convicted of capital felonies52
" acquitted of " "9
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy15
" sentenced to be hung—males 35, female 136
" reprieved before judgment1
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large5
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"28

(20.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 18 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary1
Persons " " horse-stealing3
" " " larceny18
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
" " " manslaughter1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
" " " sheep-stealing13
Persons indicted for capital felonies39
" " " petty larceny2
" " " assault and battery2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot11
" " " desertion of service2
Person " " forcible entry and disseisin1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons9
Person " " inclosing public ground1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence6
" " " keeping bowling-alleys4
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games3
Butchers " " killing, dressing, and selling flesh in Lent71
Person " " neglecting to aid a constable in the performance of his duty1
" " " neglecting to assist in the repair of highways1
" " " nuisance, in encroaching on a highway by building1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers2
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to draw water off a highway1
Persons " " nuisance, in putting leystalls or dung-hills on highways3
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public way1
Persons " " playing football riotously15
Persons indicted for quarrelling, fomenting discords, inciting to breach of peace6
" " " selling bread by light weight2
" " " trespassing riotously and making riot on private ground8
" " " vagabondage12
Persons convicted of capital felonies27
" acquitted of " "5
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy11
" sentenced to be hung—males 1212
" reprieved, before judgment4
Culprit (with an indictment for capital felony found against him) at large1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"18

(21.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 19 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary2
" " " horse-stealing6
" " " larceny33
" " " larceny with housebreaking5
" " " larcenies from the person, done with violence, including highway robberies6
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " murder3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing5
" " " sheep-stealing2
" " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible)3
Person " " witchcraft1
Persons indicted for capital felonies67
" " " petty larceny1
Persons " " assault and battery2
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him in the execution of his office &c.1
" " " cheating and cosening1
Persons " " forestalling and ingrossing3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons3
Person " " holding a coroner's inquest-post-mortem without authority1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a privy offensively1
Person indicted for nuisance, in making a ditch by the side of a highway1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public sewer1
Persons " " refusing to keep watch2
Person " " trespassing into a house and destroying a bench there1
Persons " " vagabondage5
Persons convicted of capital felonies50
" acquitted of " "8
Felons confessing indictments7
" pleading and having benefit of clergy10
" sentenced to be hung—males 34, females 337
" reprieved -before judgment 3, after judgment 14
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large6
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"36

(22.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 20 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary11
" " " horse-stealing12
" " " larceny44
" " " larceny with housebreaking6
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies10
" " " manslaughter2
" " " murder4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
" " " pig-stealing2
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing2
" " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible)3
Persons indicted for capital felonies99
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny7
Persons indicted for aiding &c. in celebration of mass2
" " " assault and battery3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c.3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot3
Priest " " celebrating mass1
Person " " cheating and cosening1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons3
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence2
Persons indicted for keeping brothels4
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games1
" " " neglecting to aid in repairing highways1
Persons " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively3
" " " nuisance, in putting dung or rubbish &c. on high ways2
Person " " nuisance, in removing a public gate1
Persons " " nuisance, in stopping public footways2
" " " playing with dice3
Person " " putting wheels and wheelwrights' goods in a highway1
Persons " " quarrelling, inciting to quarrel &c.3
Person " " refusing to keep watch1
" " " selling unwholesome meat1
Persons " " vagabondage23
" " " wearing the " Agnus Dei'2
Persons convicted of capital felonies70
" acquitted of " "12
Felons confessing indictments12
" pleading and having benefit of clergy11
" sentenced to be hung—males 53, females 356
" reprieved—before judgment 3, after judgment 14
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"47

(23.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 21 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing14
" " " larceny24
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies2
" " " manslaughter2
" " " murder2
Persons indicted for capital felonies44
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny1
Persons indicted for assault and battery3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot13
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence4
Person " " keeping a brothel1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games2
Persons indicted for nuisance, in keeping swine offensively3
Person " " nuisance, in putting rubbish and garbage on the highway1
" " " raising a riot and rescuing animals distrained for rent1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground5
Person " " " " and taking away two wains of corn1
Persons convicted of capital felonies31
" acquitted of " "3
Capital felons confessing indictments7
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy12
" " sentenced to be hung—males 17, female 118
" " reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 23
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large7
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"25

(24.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 22 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing2
" " " larceny16
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies4
" " " murder4
Persons indicted for capital felonies27
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny2
Persons indicted for assault and battery2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin4
" " " gathering tumultuous assemblies to hear and see plays at 'the Theatre'2
Person " " keeping an alehouse without licence1
" " " keeping a brothel1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively1
Persons convicted of capital felonies20
" acquitted of " "6
Felons confessing indictments2
" sentenced to be hung—males 1818
" reprieved—before judgment 2, after judgment 13
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"17

(25.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 23 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Person indicted for burglary1
Persons " " horse-stealing6
" " " larceny30
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies3
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " murder6
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing3
" " " sheep-stealing2
Persons indicted for capital felonies52
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny7
" indicted for assault and battery13
" " " assembling riotously and making riot with daggers &c4
Person " " buying and selling victuals as an unlicensed "kydder"1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin7
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons6
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence3
" " " keeping brothels2
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games4
" " " maliciously causing persons to be arrested2
" " " not coming to church &c.66
Person " " nuisance, in building a hog-sty1
" " " nuisance, in emptying a privy1
" " " nuisance, in encroaching on a highway1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground8
" " " " " and bathing in a brook2
Person " " " " and trenching and sowing the same ground with seed1
Persons " " vagabondage6
" convicted of capital felonies34
" acquitted of " "10
Felons confessing indictments2
" having benefit of clergy13
" sentenced to be hung—males 15, females 318
" reprieved before judgment3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"18

(26.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 24 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary2
" " " horse-stealing20
" " " larceny35
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies13
" " " manslaughter2
Person " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing8
Person " " pig-stealing1
" " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing12
Persons indicted for capital felonies95
" convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny &c.7
Person " " assault and battery1
Persons " " assaulting and hindering officers &c.4
Priest " " celebrating mass1
Administrators " detaining money of an intestate's estate2
Persons " " following the vocation of tailors in a prohibited way3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence6
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
" " " keeping a brothel1
" " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games1
Persons " " not coming to church &c.34
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively4
Person " " nuisance, in making a saw-pit1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour a sewer1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to provide tenements with privies1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a water-course1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a footpath1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal and garbage into a sewer1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal &c. on a public way1
Persons " " playing unlawful games2
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace, &c.4
" " " trespassing riotously on private ground3
" " " " " into a private house and committing assaults &c.8
" " " " " into a private house and breaking a window7
Persons indicted for trespassing riotously into a private house and pulling down a wall2
" " " vagabondage8
" convicted of capital felonies70
" acquitted of " "13
Felons confessing indictments14
" pleading and having benefit of clergy25
" sentenced to be hung—males 39, female 140
" reprieved—before judgment 5, after judgment 510
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"30

(27.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 25 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing7
" " " larceny43
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies7
" " " manslaughter3
" " " murder4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
" " " sheep-stealing3
Persons indicted for capital felonies72
" convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny4
Person " " assault and battery1
Pessons " " assault with dagger2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.24
" " " extortion by colour of office2
" " " following the vocation of baker without having been apprenticed thereto3
Person " " following vocation of tailor in prohibited way1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence2
" " " not coming to church &c.36
Person " " nuisance, in not providing tenements with privies1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal into a street1
Persons " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c.2
Person " " selling unwholesome flesh1
" " " trespassing on private ground and putting sheep thereon &c.1
Persons convicted of capital felonies46
" acquitted of " "18
Felons confessing indictments9
" pleading and having benefit of clergy18
" sentenced to be hung—males, 2424
" reprieved—before judgment, 44
Culprits (with indictments for capital felons found against them) at large
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"35

(28.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 26 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary10
" " " horse-stealing28
" " " larceny100
" " " larceny with housebreaking10
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies14
" " " manslaughter4
" " " murder5
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing6
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing11
Person " " witchcraft1
Persons indicted for capital felonies190
Persons convicted of petty larceny, six of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny8
" indicted for assault and battery2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot7
Person " " extortion1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin4
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
" " " keeping a brothel1
" " " keeping a school without the bishop's licence1
Persons " " not coming to church &c.33
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public way1
" " " nuisance, in throwing blood and offal on a highway1
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c.1
" " " speaking seditious words1
" " " threatening to burn a barn1
" " " trespassing on private ground &c.11
Persons convicted of capital felonies120
" acquitted of " "43
Felons confessing indictments26
" pleading and having benefit of clergy39
" sentenced to be hung—males 65, female 166
" pardoned or reprieved—before judgment 1515
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large18
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"75

(29.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 27 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary5
" " " horse-stealing10
" " " larceny31
" " " larceny with housebreaking9
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies4
" " " manslaughter3
Person " " murder1
Persons " " sheep-stealing5
Persons indicted for capital felonies68
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny5
Person indicted for aiding in the celebration of mass1
Persons " " assault and battery4
Person " " buying and selling beans as "a badger" without a licence1
Priest " " celebrating a private mass1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons &c.3
Person " " incest1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
" " " keeping a brothel1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games4
" " " not coming to church &c.53
Person " " nuisance, in keeping a slaughter-house1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively1
" " " nuisance, in throwing blood and offal on a highway1
Persons " " playing unlawful games4
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels and inciting to breach of the peace &c.5
Person " " refusing to keep watch1
" " " withholding a servant from service1
Persons convicted of capital felonies39
" acquitted of " "17
Felons confessing indictments7
" pleading and having benefit of clergy15
" sentenced to be hung16
" reprieved—before judgment 88
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"22

(30.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 28 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing3
" " " larceny22
" " " larceny with housebreaking2
" " " sheep-stealing3
Persons indicted for capital felonies30
Persons convicted of petty larceny, all of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny3
Person indicted for assault and battery1
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty1
Persons " " assembling riotously and committing riot6
Person " " inclosing public ground1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games2
" " " not coming to church &c.25
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c.3
" convicted of capital felonies17
" acquitted of " "8
Felon confessing indictment1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy3
" sentenced to be hung—males 1010
" reprieved—before judgment 33
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"7

(31.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 29 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary14
" " " horse-stealing13
Persons indicted for larceny44
" " " larceny with housebreaking2
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies11
" " " manslaughter3
Person " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
" " " sheep-stealing19
Persons indicted for capital felonies109
" " " assault and battery3
Person " " forcible entry and disseisin1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons12
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence6
" " " keeping brothels6
" " " not coming to church &c.55
Person " " nuisance, in making a privy near a highway1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground3
" convicted of capital felonies69
" acquitted of " "23
Felons confessing indictments19
" pleading and having benefit of clergy31
" sentenced to be hung—males 2828
" reprieved—before judgment 10, after judgment 111
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"48

(32.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 30 ELIZABETH.

Catholic priests indicted for being and remaining traitorously in the country2
Persons indicted for burglary3
Person " " forging and counterfeiting an obligatory bond1
Persons " " horse-stealing17
" " " larceny33
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " manslaughter2
" " " murder7
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing3
Person " " receiving and comforting &c. catholic priests being and remaining traitorously in the country1
Person indicted for sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies73
Persons convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny6
Person indicted for assault and battery1
" " " assault with sword1
" " " cheating and cosening1
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
" " " not coming to church &c.5
" " " nuisance, in stopping an ancient way1
Persons " " nuisance, in throwing garbage and offal into a pit near a highway2
" " " quarrelling, provoking to breach of peace &c.3
Person " " selling wine at excessive price1
Persons " " taking wrongful possession of a way leading into a stable2
" " " trespassing riotously on private ground &c.3
Person " " " and throwing down a wall1
Persons convicted of capital felonies43
" acquitted of " "18
Felons confessing indictments16
" pleading and having benefit of clergy15
" sentenced to be hanged—males 19, females 221
" reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 26
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London"28

(33.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 31 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary5
" " " horse-stealing2
" " " larceny9
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies16
Person " " manslaughter1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing1
" " " sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies25
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny4
Person indicted for assault and battery1
" " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner1
Persons " " assembling riotously, breaking into private ground and destroying fences22
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons3
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
Persons " " neglecting to keep watch2
" " " not coming to church &c8
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c6
Persons convicted of capital felonies20
" acquitted of " "13
Capital felons confessing indictments3
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy8
" " sentenced to be hung—males 55
" " reprieved—before judgment 6, after judgment 17
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large2
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"14

(34.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 32 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary20
Person " " fowl-stealing1
Persons " " horse-stealing7
" " " larceny68
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies16
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing5
Persons indicted for capital felonies120
Persons convicted of petty larceny, six of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny7
Person indicted for assault and battery1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot in a private house6
Person " " breaking into a close and hunting rabbits1
Persons " " following the vocation of tallow-chandler without have served an apprenticeship thereto2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons6
Persons indicted for keeping ale-houses without licence3
" " " keeping brothels3
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games2
" " " not coming to church &c4
" " " nuisance, in making dunghills &c. in highways3
Person " " nuisance, in make a 'seller-door' in the High Street of High Holborne1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers2
Person " " nuisance, in putting and leaving a cart in a public place1
" " " nuisance, in pulling up the paling of a public place1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way1
Persons " " vagabondage63
Persons convicted of capital felonies70
" acquitted of " " 29
Capital felons confessing indictments15
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy17
" " sentenced to be hung—males 41, females 647
" " reprieved—before judgment 66
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large15
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"47

(35.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 33 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary2
" " " embezzling the Queen's military stores3
" " " horse-stealing14
" " " larceny24
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies8
" " " manslaughter3
Person " " rape1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing9
" " " sheep-stealing5
" " " witchcraft2
Total of persons indicted for capital felonies72
Person convicted of petty larceny1
Persons indicted for assault and battery2
Person " " assault with dagger1
Persons indicted for assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their office &c.2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot5
Person " " fornication and adultery1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons3
Person " " giving poison without causing death1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
Persons " " not coming to church &c35
Person " " nuisance, in putting a dunghill on a highway1
" " " nuisance, in putting and leaving a cart in a public place1
" " " nuisance, in raising a paling on public ground1
" " " quarrelling and breaking the peace1
Persons " " rioting and breaking windows2
Person " " speaking seditious words1
Persons " " vagabondage13
Persons convicted of capital felonies48
" acquitted of " " 18
Capital felons confessing indictments18
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy15
" " sentenced to be hung—males 26, females 329
" " reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 15
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large6
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"32

(36.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 34 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary8
" " " horse-stealing11
" " " larceny56
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies28
" " " manslaughter4
" " " murder1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing9
" " " pig-stealing2
" " " rape3
" " " sheep-stealing4
Persons indicted for capital felonies126
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny1
Persons indicted for abducting a maiden under sixteen years of age and compassing her unauthorized marriage2
" " " assault and battery4
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him in the execution of his office1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin9
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence2
Person " " negociating a usurious contract1
Persons " " not coming to church &c.28
Person " " speaking disloyally of the Queen1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground and cutting wood11
Person " " trespassing on private ground and taking away horses1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground6
" " " vagabondage8
Persons convicted of capital felonies71
" acquitted of " "25
Capital felons confessing indictments19
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy38
" " sentenced to be hung—males 2626
" " reprieved—before judgment 77
Culprits (with capital felonies found against them) at large30
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"60

(37.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 35 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary3
" " " horse-stealing6
" " " larceny12
" " " larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies10
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " murder3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing2
" " " sheep-stealing6
Persons indicted for capital felonies43
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indict-ment for grand larceny1
Persons indicted for assault and battery3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin7
" " " not coming to church &c.8
Persons convicted of capital felonies29
" acquitted of " "8
Capital felons confessing indictments8
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy14
" " sentenced to be hung—males 1212
" " reprieved—before judgment 33
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large5
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"21

(38.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 36 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary10
" " " counterfeiting themselves gypsies and consorting with gypsies for a month5
" " " fowl-stealing2
" " " horse-stealing7
" " " larceny22
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies from the person done with violence, including highway robberies9
" " " manslaughter2
Person " " murder1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing4
" " " sheep-stealing2
Persons indicted for capital felonies65
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny1
Persons indicted for assault and battery4
" " " assault with sword2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin7
" " " not coming to church &c36
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a water-course1
Persons convicted of capital felonies38
" acquitted of " "19
Capital felons confessing indictments4
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy15
" " sentenced to be hung—males 17, female 118
" " reprieved before judgment5
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large6
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"24

(39.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 37 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary9
" " " horse-stealing15
" " " larceny32
" " " larceny with housebreaking2
" " " larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies18
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing9
Person " " rape1
" " " receiving, harbouring and comforting catholic priests1
" " " sheep-stealing1
Persons indicted for capital felonies89
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny3
Persons indicted for assault and battery4
Person " " deer-stealing1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
" " " trespassing on private ground and breaking windows1
" " " " and destroying a wooden gate1
Persons convicted of capital felonies57
" acquitted of " "9
Capital felons confessing indictments15
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure"1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy16
" " sentenced to be hung—males 2727
" " reprieved—before judgment 9, after judgment 110
Culprit's (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large9
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"32

(40.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 38 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary11
" " " horse-stealing10
" " " larceny28
Person " " larceny with housebreaking1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies7
Person indicted for manslaughter1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing6
" " " sheep-stealing5
Persons indicted for capital felonies69
Persons convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny, and one of them being sentenced to be whipt6
Persons indicted for assault and battery9
Person " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner1
" " " exercising the art and mystery of a cutler without having served an apprenticeship thereto1
Persons " " not coming to church &c3
Persons convicted of capital felonies54
" acquitted of " " 7
Capital felons confessing indictments25
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy26
" " sentenced to be hung—males 2525
" " reprieved—before judgment 3, after judgment 58
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large7
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"44

(41.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 39 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary21
" " " fowl-stealing2
" " " horse-stealing27
" " " larceny67
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies19
Person " " manslaughter1
Persons " " murder6
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing11
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing8
" " " witchcraft2
Persons indicted for capital felonies168
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny18
Persons indicted for assault and battery8
Persons indicted for assault with sword &c.3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c.2
" " " cheating and cosening2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin6
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
Persons " " keeping bowling-alleys8
" " " keeping brothels4
" " " not coming to church &c.8
" " " selling beer at excessive price2
Person " " shooting pigeons against the form of a statute of 2 Edward VI1
" " " trespassing on private ground and cutting down trees1
Persons convicted of capital felonies105
" acquitted of " "32
Capital felons confessing indictments16
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy40
" " sentenced to be hung—males 52, female 153
" " reprieved—before judgment 12, after judgment 113
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large19
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"62

(42.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 40 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary26
" " " fowl-stealing3
" " " horse-stealing34
" " " larceny101
" " " larceny with housebreaking16
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies25
" " " manslaughter6
" " " murder12
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing20
" " " pig-stealing3
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing11
Persons indicted for capital felonies258
Persons convicted of petty larceny, thirteen of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny21
Persons indicted for assault and battery16
Persons indicted for assault with dagger or knife2
Person " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot &c.18
" " " assembling riotously and assaulting the watch6
Person " " extortion1
" " " following the trade of a chandler against the form of a certain statute1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
Persons " " keeping brothels8
" " " not coming to church &c.6
" " " selling beer in short measure2
" " " trespassing on private ground3
" " " " " and injuring the grass3
" " " " " and destroying a slaughter-house.3
Persons convicted of capital felonies143
" acquitted of " "73
Capital felons confessing indictments52
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure"1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy61
" " sentenced to be hung—males 62, females 769
" " reprieved before judgment11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large24
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"89

(43.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 41 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary27
" " " counterfeiting themselves to be gypsies and consorting with gypsies for the space of a month3
" " " horse-stealing19
" " " larceny35
" " " larceny with housebreaking3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies16
" " " manslaughter3
" " " murder8
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing8
" " " sheep-stealing4
Persons indicted for capital felonies126
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny11
Persons indicted for assault and battery21
Person " " assault with knife1
Persons " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner2
Person " " brawling in church1
Persons " " conspiring to defame a virtuous woman3
" " " fornication and being a harlot2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence1
Persons " " keeping brothels12
Person " " keeping a gaming-house1
" " " not coming to church &c.41
" " " nuisance, in narrowing a highway by a ditch and fence1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c.4
" " " rioting at night and breaking the door of a house4
Persons convicted of capital felonies73
" acquitted of " "33
Capital felons confessing indictments15
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure"1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy20
" " sentenced to be hung—males 45, females 449
" " reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 15
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large10
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"52

(44.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 42 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for arson1
Persons " " burglary27
" " " horse-stealing18
" " " larceny36
" " " larceny with housebreaking5
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies17
" " " manslaughter3
" " " murder3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing5
" " " rape3
Persons indicted for capital felonies118
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny10
Persons indicted for assault and battery14
" " " assault with dagger or knife3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c.2
Person " " cheating and cosening1
" " " consorting with and sustaining harlots and lewd women1
" " " extortion by colour of office1
Persons " " dividing tenements into several dwellings, and building new habitations, and placing tenants in the same3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin10
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence3
" " " keeping brothels2
" " " not coming to church &c.7
Person " " nuisance, in throwing dung &c. into pits near a fountain and so defiling the water thereof1
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, and inciting to breach of the peace1
" " " rescuing himself from a sub-bailiff who had him in lawful custody1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground7
Person " " trespassing on private ground and removing a cartload of hay1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and putting cattle on the grass5
Persons convicted of capital felonies44
" acquitted of " "34
Capital felons confessing indictments14
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy7
" " sentenced to be hung—males 29, females 332
" " reprieved—before judgment 55
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large16
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"32

(45.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 43 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary12
" " " counterfeiting themselves to be gypsies and consorting with gypsies for the space of one month2
" " " horse-stealing22
" " " larceny63
" " " larceny with housebreaking13
Persons indicted for larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies24
" " " manslaughter4
" " " murder4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing9
" " " pig-stealing2
Person " " rape1
Persons " " sheep-stealing7
Person " " unnatural offence with a cow1
" " " witchcraft1
Persons indicted for capital felonies165
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny21
Persons indicted for assault and battery10
" " " assault with dagger4
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot5
Person " " building a melting-house against the form of a certain statute1
" " " building new dwellings against the form of a certain statute1
" " " cheating and defrauding by a counterfeit writing1
" " " converting a shed into a habitable cottage and putting tenants therein1
" " " dividing a house into four several tenements1
Persons " " entertaining 'inmates' in their dwelling-houses3
" " " following the blacksmith's vocation without having served an apprenticeship to it2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons3
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence19
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley1
Persons " " keeping brothels3
" " " keeping disorderly and suspected houses4
" " " making starch of wheat against the form of Her Majesty's proclamation8
Person " " neglecting to repair a bridge1
Persons " " not coming to church &c12
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively1
" " " nuisance, in making a great hole in a highway1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way2
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public footway1
" " " nuisance, in throwing 'lome' on a highway1
" " " nuisance, in throwing dung &c. on a highway1
Persons " " refusing to keep watch3
Person " " selling 'meazeled' pork for human food1
Persons convicted of capital felonies86
" acquitted of " "45
Capital felons confessing indictments, fifteen of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually19
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy28
" " sentenced to be hung—males 41, females 748
" " reprieved—before judgment 10, after judgment 111
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large22
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"68

(46.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 44 ELIZABETH.

Catholic priest indicted for being and remaining traitorously in the country1
Persons indicted for burglary13
" " " horse-stealing10
" " " larceny40
" " " larceny with housebreaking14
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies18
" " " manslaughter3
" " " murder7
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing9
" " " receiving aiding and comforting a catholic priest2
" " " sheep-stealing9
Persons indicted for capital felonies126
Persons convicted of petty larceny, nine of the number being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny17
" indicted for assault and battery4
Person " " assault &c. with knife1
" " " assault &c. with pistol1
Persons " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c.3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot13
" " " " " and pulling down a house12
Person " " cheating and cosening1
" " " exercising the art and mystery of an oar-maker, without having served an apprenticeship thereto1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin6
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons2
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence3
" " " keeping brothels4
Persons indicted for not coming to church &c.13
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively, near a highway1
" " " publishing false rumours1
Persons " " quarrelling and inciting to breach of peace &c.2
" " " rioting and frightening a horse, so as to make it run away and knock down &c. several people in a highway4
" " " speaking seditiously2
Persons convicted of capital felonies60
" acquitted of " "36
Capital felons confessing indictments, two of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually7
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy22
" " sentenced to be hung—males 27, females 633
" " reprieved—before judgment 5, after judgment 38
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large13
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"50

(47.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 45 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary7
Person " " fowl-stealing1
Persons " " horse-stealing6
" " " larceny26
" " " larceny with housebreaking11
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies6
" " " manslaughter2
" " " murder2
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing6
" " " pig-stealing2
Person " " rape1
Persons indicted for capital felonies70
Persons convicted of petty larceny3
" indicted for assault and battery18
" " " assembling riotously and breaking into and injuring a private house5
" " " keeping brothels3
" " " nuisance, in putting dung and offal in a public thoroughfare2
Persons convicted of capital felonies41
" acquitted of " "21
Capital felons confessing indictments, seven of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually16
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy10
" " sentenced to be hung—males 26, female 127
" " reprieved—before judgment 44
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large3
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London"34