INDICTMENTS, RECOGNIZANCES, CORONERS' INQUISITIONS-POST-MORTEM, ORDERS AND MEMORANDA,
temp. CHARLES I.
1 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill against Thomas Deere and
Tobias Gesse, both late of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. yomen, for
not repairing to church, chapel or &c., for an entire month beginning
on the said day.—Also, True Bill against Robert Clay of Saffronhill
in St. Andrew's Holborn yoman, for not repairing to church &c. during
the three months beginning on 1 Feb., 21 James I. . . . .
G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
1 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co.
Midd. on the said day, Florence Sucklinge late of Turmilstreete
spinster assaulted Richard Vaugham, and secretly stole from his pocket
six pounds and ten shillings in numbered moneys. Putting herself
'Not Guilty' on 1 June, 1 Charles I., Florence Sucklinge was found
'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
28 April, 1 Charles I.—It is ordered by the Justices of the
Peace of this Countie assembled at this Sessions (at Westminster)
that the rates and prices of stronge beere and stronge ale shalbee at
viiis. the barrell and not above, and the prices and rates of small
beere and small ale shalbee at iiiis. the barrell and not above, and that
all greater and lesser measures shalbee according to these rates respectivelie. S. P. Reg.
28 April, 1 Charles I.—Whereas it pleased his most excellent
Majestie, uppon the humble peticion of Thomas Lewis a poore and
mehaimed soldier heertofore impressed out of this countie to serve
in the warres of Ireland, to referre the consideracion of the said
peticion unto the Justices of Peace of this countie, and that they
should take order for the peticioners releife accordinge to the lawes
and statutes of this realme in that case made and provided, Nowe
uppon his Majestie's said pleasure signified unto the said Justices
assembled at this present Sessions (viz. G. S. P. at Westminster), under
the hand of Sir John Sucklinge knight Comptroller of his Majesties
most honorable househould, It is this daye ordered by the said Justices
that the said Thomas Lewis shall have and receave the summe of
xls. yeerely as a pencion for and towards his mayntenaunce and reliefe
in respecte of his hurtes and mehaimes during his service in the said
warres and that the said pencion shalbee paid him halfe yeerely by
equal paymentes at everye Generall Sessions of the Peace to be
houlden for the said Countie, by the hands of the Treasurer for the
mehaimed souldiers within the Hundreds of Osulston, Edmonton and
Gore. S. P. Reg.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd.
on 24 December, 21 James I., Anne Bever late of Edmonton aforesaid
widow, practised the devilish arts of witchcraft upon and against
Joseph Woodward, so that the said Joseph sickened of the said
devilish practice and died of the same on the 26th day of the said
December. On her arraignment Anne Bever was found 'Not Guilty.'
G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the Strand co. Midd.
on 25 March, 22 James I., Thomas Awdley late of the Strand laborer
stole and carried off a silver voyder worth sixteen pounds, of the goods
and chattels of the Most Noble Thomas, Earl of Suffolke. On his
arraignment Thomas Awdley confessed the indictment, and pleading
his clergy effectually was branded. G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. on 14 February, 22 James L, William Lillingstone
gentleman and William Lillingstone tailor and Robert Lillingstone
gentleman, all three late of St. Andrew's aforesaid, assaulted Richard
Burnaby then being in God's and the King's peace, and that the first
mentioned William Lillingstone with a sword then and there gave
the said Richard Burnaby in his breast a mortal wound, of which he
died on the 17th day of the same February at St. Clement's Danes
co. Midd., the said Richard Burnaby being in this manner murdered
by the aforesaid William Lillingstone.—Also, on the same file, the
mutilated and defaced Coroner's Inquisition for the cause of the said
Richard Burnaby's death, in which the murderer is described as
"late of Scotter co. Lincoln gentleman," whilst the other William
Lillingstone is described as a tailor of Holborn. Neither from the
indictment nor the inquisition does Richard Burnaby's social condition
appear. On his arraignment William Lillingstone gentleman put himself 'Not Guilty'; but the jury found him 'Guilty,' and he was
sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken on 22 February, 22
James I., before George Longe esq. J.P., of Suzan Hobbes of Cranford
co. Midd. widow, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Suzan
Hobbes's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, then
and there to answer &c. "and in the meane tyme doe her best
endeavour to discover and bring forth five silver plates stolne from
the Dutches of Richmond." G. D. R., 29 April, 1 Charles I.
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken on 21 March, 22
James I., before Henry Darell esq. J.P., of George Cartwright of St.
Giles's [in-the-Fields ?] blacksmith in the sum of ten pounds, and of
Thomas Ogle of St. Andrew's Holborne barber-chirurgeon in the sum
of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Ogle at
the next Sessions for the county of Midd., he "being charged and
suspected to be an often frequenter of the company of Alexander
Cobham and one of his associates." G. D. R., 29 April, 1
29 April, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as Edward Niccolson esq.
was the cause of the committement of James Hill to the New Prison,
where he remained at the instance of the said Mr. Niccolson by the
space of 23 weekes, and that [it] now appeared to this Courte that the
said Hill was noe way chargeable either as principall or accessary to
the robbery of the said Niccolson, It was therefore thought fitt and soe
ordered by this Courte, That the said Niccolson should pay unto Adam
Bolton, Keeper of the said New Prison, after the rate of 5s. by the
weeke for the time of the imprisonment of the said Hill, before he
have restitution made him of the xxx li. remayning in the possession of
James Wilkinson, innkeeper at the Bush in Stanes in the county of
Midd. G. D. Reg.
9 May, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis
Williamson J. P., of Ellis Holmes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co.
Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Newton
of Sutton co. Derbie gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the
appearance of the said John Newton at the next Gaol Delivery for
Middlesex, "then and there to answere &c. for meltinge halfe an
ounze and half a quarter of an ounze of gould." G. D. R. . . .
May, 1 Charles I.
31 May, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as this Courte (viz. S. P.
held at Hickes Hall) was informed by the peticion of the inhabitantes of the parishe of St. Leonardes Shoreditch that the saide
parishe beinge visited with the plauge (sic) is unable to releeve the
poorer sorte of people infected, and to maynteyne such nomber of
searchers watchmen examiners keepers and buriers of such persons as
are requisite to attend the carefull governinge and orderinge of the
said persons infected with the said disease, whoe ought of necessitie to
bee provided for separated and releeved by some charitable course,
least they should wander abroad and thereby infecte others, It is
desired and soe ordered by this Courte that Richard Lowther and
William Swayne Esqrs, twoe of his Majesties Justices of this Countie
of Middlesex, doe taxe and assesse the inhabitantes of this Countie of
Middlesex within five miles of the said places infected at such reasonable and weekely taxes and rates as they shall thinke fitt for the
reasonable releefe of the said parishe infected, to bee levied by warrant
from them by sale of the goodes and in default thereof by imprisonment of the bodie of the partie so taxed as aforesaid, The said taxes
to bee disposed of as they shall thinke fitt and convenient, and that
they doe certifie the said taxes and rates made by them as aforesaid at
the next Great Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for
the said Countie &c. S. P. Reg.
1 June, 1 Charles I.—It is ordered by this Court, that Thomas
Clappam now prisoner in the Gaole of Newgate shall remaine in custody without baile untill he hath satisfied the xx li. he stands convicted
for unto Nicholas Fawcett whom he cheated of the same and likewise
seaven pounds more unto Owen Ward, servant to Newman Rakes
mercer, whom he likewise cheated of seaven pounds, as appeareth by
the peticion of the said Owen Ward now preferred. G. D. Reg.
6 October, 1 Charles I.—Ordered by this Court (viz. G. S. P. held
at Highgate co. Midd.), That the assessments made by the Justices of
Peace for reliefe of the poore and visited people of the parishe of
Endfeild and retorned into this Courte accordinge to the forme of the
Statute shall stande and continewe for soe longe tyme, as the Justices
of Peace inhabitinge within that parishe shall thinke meete, by reason
of the continiewance of the visitacion there. S. P. Reg.
26 October, 1 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of
death, taken at Ratcliffe in the parish of Stephney co. Midd. on
view of the body of Debora Saltar . . . . there lying slain;
With Verdict that, on the same day Francis Flood slew the said Debora
in his dwellinghouse by kicking her with his foot under her short ribs, in
and upon the reynes of her back, so that she then and there died
immediately. On his trial for thus slaying Debora Saltar, Francis
Flood was found 'Guilty,' and after pleading his clergy effectually was
branded. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 1 Charles I.
1 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one whole month beginning on the said day, against persons
who, so far as they can be counted on the defaced bill, numbered one
hundred and sixty individuals, and who together with persons of inferior condition comprised William Jennison and Nickolas Plunckett,
both of High Holborne; Francis Pryce gentleman, Richard Abbington esq., and John Waldron M.D., all three of Giles's-in-the-Fields;
George Matchett gentleman of St. Andrew's Holborne; John Standishe gentleman of St. Clement's Danes'; Andrew Browne of Hendon
gentleman; Richard Bannister of St. Leonard's Bromley gentleman;
Edward Abdee of Popler esq.; Philip Barnardo of St. Leonard's Shoreditch gentleman; Sir Lewis Lewknor of Acton knt.; Hubert Hacon
of Kensington gentleman; George Bale gentleman, and Joseph Hawkins M.D., both of St. Sepulchre's parish; Mary Countess of Shrewsbury widow and Katherine Ewers spinster, both of Finchley; Thomas
Dymocke of Milend gentleman; and Sir Francis Easly of Hornsey
knt.—Of the decipherable names on this parchment, the majority
may be found in the previous list of recusants, set forth in the last
volume of the published Middlesex Records. G. D. R., 8 Dec.,
1 Charles I.
13 November, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis
Williamson esq. J P., of Israeli Frere of St. Andrew's Holborn esq.
and George Tyndall of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yoman, in the sum of
forty pounds each, and of Sir Charles Yelverton of St. Andrew's
Holborn knt. in the sum of one hundred pounds: "Uppon condition that if Sr. Charles Yelverton knight appeare at the next
Sessions for Gaole Delivery for the county of Middlesex and answere
&c. for being accused by William Walton for beinge a Romishe
Preist, That then &c. or else &c." G. D. R., 8 Dec, 1 Charles I.
18 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hammersmith
co. Midd. on the said day, John Turvyn and Nicholas Bradford both
of the said parish yomen stole and carried away forty fishes called
roaches worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of William
Addams. Found 'Not Guilty,' John Turvyn and Nicholas Bradford
were acquitted. G. D. R., 8 Dec., 1 Charles I.
20 November, 1 Charles I.—True Bill against Elizabeth Ravencrofte late of Southmimes co. Midd. spinster, for not going to church
&c. during six months commencing on the said day.—Also, True Bill
against William Dyneley late of Maribone gentleman and his wife
. . . Dyneley, for not going to church &c. during a month
beginning on 1 March, 1 Charles I.—Also, True Bill for not going to
church &c. during one month beginning on 1 April, 2 Charles I.,
against Richard Bent gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Bent, George
Moone yoman, his wife Frances Moone, William Godboult gentleman,
his wife Anne Godboult, Francis Godfrey gentleman, Richard Greenebury yoman, Mary wife of Lewis Deeper yoman, Jane wife of Alexander Levingstone yoman, Mary Markham spinster, Lewis Starboule
yoman, his wife Anne Starboule, Martha Harper widow, Christofer
Neighbour yoman, his wife Mary Neighbour, Francis Symondes
yoman, his wife Anne Symondes, William Pettit yoman, his wife
Joan Pettit, John Garnett yoman, his wife Margaret Garnett, Sir
Kenelme Digby knt., Lady Olive Henneage widow, and Katherine
Knowles wife of Henry Knowles esq., all twenty-five late of St.
Martin's-in-the-Fields. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 Charles I.
1 December, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmillstreete on
the said day, William Poole of the said streete yoman assaulted his
wife Elizabeth Poole, and murdered her by giving her with a knife a
mortal wound in the belly, of which wound she died on the fifth day
of the said month. Found 'Guilty,' William Poole was sentenced to
be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 1 Charles I
6 December, 1 Charles I.—Memorandum of the presentment
for recusancy and of the insolence of one Richard Beake of Kentishtowne who (on being duly and lawfully summoned by John Corey, one
of the bailiffs of the Sheriff of Middlesex, to appeare at this session
at Hickes Hall) answered to the same John Corey "that he cared
not a f . . . . for the Justices, and that he had not been at church for tenn
yeares, nor wold goe to churche for all the Justices could doe, adding
further, Lett the Justices kisse his A . . . ." S. P. Reg.
6 December, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as it was conceyved by
this Courte (viz. S. P. held at Hickes Hall) that the drawinge of people
togeather to places was a great meanes of spreadinge and continewinge the infeccioun, Therefore accordinge to the Letters of the right
honourable the Lords and others of his Majesties most Honourable
Privie Counsell, for the preventinge of such inconveniences, It is
thought fitt, and this Courte doth prohibite the players of the howse
at the Cockpitt, beinge next to his Majesties Courte at Whitehall,
commaundinge them to surcease all such theire proceedinges untill his
Majesties pleasure be further signified. S. P. Reg.
13 December, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co.
Midd. on the said day, Alice Freeman late of the said street spinster
assaulted Walter Ramsey, and stole secretly and without notice from
his pocket "quinquaginta et quinque ducatus auri hungarieasses
anglice fiftie and five Hungary duckettes ad valenciam viginti librarum,"
being then and there found "in pera anglice the pockett ipsius Walteri
Ramsey." This bill bears at its head the minute, "triatur super
indictamentum in London," = she is tried on an indictment in London.
G. D. R., . . . ., 1 Charles I.