16 January, 1 Charles I.—Order (made at S. P. at Hickes Hall)
" that a whippinge poste and a cuckeinge-stoole be forthwith erected
at Rickes End in the parish of Southmymmes in this countie of
Middlesex at the charges of the parishioners and that the Highe
Constable and pettie constables see for the performance thereof, as
they will answeare to the contrarie." S. P. Reg.
18 January, 1 Charles I.—Forasmuch as uppon the tryall of
Mary Deere at this Sessions it appeared to the Courte that the said
Mary Deere doth knowe what is become of divers goodes and peeces
of plate of great value lately stollen of the house of Thomas Naylor
gentleman in Sheerelane in this county by Hugh Deere and others, and
yet doth refuse to discover where they are, whereby the right owners
may have the same againe, and forasmuch also as the said Hugh Deere
and others are convicted for the felonious stealing of the said goods
and plate, It is therefore ordered that the said Mary Deere shall
remaine in prison without baile, untill she shall discover before some
Justices of the Peace for this county directly and plainely what is
become of the said goodes and plate. G. D. Reg.
14 February, 1 Charles I.—Order (made at S. P. held at Hickes
Hall) for payment to be made by the Treasurer of the House of Correction of 13£. to Jane Gott matron of the said House in respect of
her salary due last Christmas, and also of another sum of "xviis.
which appereth also to be laid out by her vizt. for repaire of the
woemen's wheeles vs., and for making of a picked hatch to restraine
the souldiers from entringe into the weomens Wardes at the tyme when
they were putt into the House of Correccion to be staid for his
Majesties service, xiis." S. P. Reg.
21 March, 1 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Wappinge co. Midd.
on the said day, William Sherman and William Holmes, both late of
the said parish yomen, assaulted a certain Anthony Swan then being in
God's and the King's peace, and that William Sherman then and there
with a sword gave the same Anthony on his head a serious wound,
from which he has suffered and languished from the said day even to
the day of the present inquisition. Found 'Guilty' of this serious
assault, William Sherman was fined ten shillings, and required to find
sureties for his appearance at the next Session. G. D. R., . . . .,
1 April, 2 Charles I.—True Bill, for not going to church &c. during
one month beginning on said day, against Henry Rogers yoman, his
wife Anne Rogers, Barbara Wiseman spinster, Thomas Case yoman,
his wife Margaret Case, Henry Mitchell yoman, his wife Dorothy
Mitchell, Richard Waters yoman, his wife Mary Waters, John
Thomas yoman, his wife Anne Thomas, John Fenwicke yoman, his
wife Dorothy Fenwicke, Mary Russell spinster, Isabel Pearcey spinster,
Elizabeth Snellock spinster, Anne Tallice spinster, William Tallice
gentleman, Mary Tallice spinster, Judith Prynne spinster, John Sherley
yoman, his wife Elizabeth Sherley, William Clay yoman, his wife Jane
Clay, Richard Samuell yoman, his wife Christiana Samuell, Thomas
Blague yoman, his wife Anne Blague, Edward May gentleman, his
wife Grace May, Elizabeth Johnson spinster, Lady . . . . Hudleston
Joan Byatt spinster, Margaret Jarrett spinster, Elionore Alleyne spinster, John Dene yoman, his wife Dorothy Dene, Margarett Hubbersley spinster, Mabel Griffith spinster, Richard Abbington gentleman,
his wife Bridget Abbington, Anne Corlier spinster, . . . . Web yoman,
his wife Katherine Web, Ann Web spinster, Jane Web spinster, Alice
Williams spinster, Frances Hilderson spinster, Mathew Dale gentleman,
Anne Southwell spinster, Anne Holford spinster, Isabel Trotter spinster,
John Abbington gentleman, Joan Abbington spinster, Robert Abbington
yoman, Anne Abbington spinster, William Eccles yoman, Mary Smithe,
spinster, William Clyffe yoman, his wife Lucy Clyffe, Anne Atkinson
spinster, . . . . Browne spinster, Mary Berisford widow, Fenton Berisford gentleman, Elizabeth Ferris spinster, Joan Parris spinster, Anne
Oliver spinster, Andrew White yoman, his wife Katherine White, John
Waldron gentleman, his wife Margaret Waldron, Alice wife of Robert
Bryan yoman, John Chamberlain yoman, John Beesley yoman, Mary
wife of Thomas Atkinson yoman, Lady Elizabeth Vardner, Dorothy
Waring spinster, Isabel Fenwicke spinster, John Bartlett yoman, his
wife Mary Bartlett, Joan Hardy spinster, Richard Johnson yoman,
David Eckling M.D., his wife Phillibecke Eckling, Mary Eckling
spinster, James Olier gentleman, Sir Lewis Lewknor knt., Sir Edward
Lentax knt., Sir Anthony Bugges knt., Lady . . . . Wanze, Reignold
Fowntaine yoman, his wife Anne Fowntaine, Elizabeth Harris spinster,
Thomasine Kirke spinster, Viscount Armond, Lady Margaret Sidenham,
Jane Beamonte spinster, Sicely Wright spinster, William Boarherd
yoman, John Beall yoman, George Giles yoman, William Orchard
yoman, his wife Joan Orchard, Prudence Greene spinster, Mary wife
of Henry Powell yoman, Margery Powell spinster, John Feryn . . . .,
his wife Katherine Feryn, . . . . Maynard spinster, Katherine Maynard
spinster, William Webbe yoman, his wife . . . . Webbe, . . . . Stookes
yoman, his wife Mary Stookes, Margaret Abbot spinster, Lewis Richards
yoman, Mary Tudnam spinster, William Sandy yoman, John Laacon
yoman, and his wife Katherine Laacon, all these one hundred and
twenty-one persons being described as late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co.
Middlesex. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 Charles I.
1 May, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Blackwall in the parish
of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, William Plant late of Blackwall
aforesaid yoman stole and carried away nine pieces of ox flesh worth
four shillings and six-pence, of the goods and chattels of the Governor
and Society of London Merchants trading to the East Indies (de bonis
et catallis Gubernatoris et Societatis Mercatorum Londinensium nego
tiantium ad Indos orientales). Found 'Guilty' of stealing to the
value of sixpence, William Plant was sentenced to be whipt. G. D. R.
. . . ., 2 Charles I.
12 June, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Kensington co. Midd.
in the night of the said day, Henry Elliott alias Moris late of the said
parish labourer broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir
Baptiste Hickes knt. and bart., and stole therefrom and carried away
fifteen yards of satten worth twelve pounds fifteen shillings, fifteen
yards of fine crymson satten worth . . . ., . . . . yards of
calymanco worth forty-eight shillings, four yards of . . . . wrought
velvet worth three pounds and twelve shillings, four yards of . . . .
wrought velvett worth four pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence, two
yards of . . . velvett . . . . worth three pounds eight
shillings and ninepence, three and a half yards of . . . . velvet
in work worth four pounds seven shillings and sixpence, . . . .
thirteen yards of silke Tellettos worth four pounds six shillings,
. . . . yards . . . . of gingerlyne and white Tufttaffitye
worth four pounds and sixteen shillings; . . . . a gold ringe
cutt with armes to seale withall worth thirty shillings; . . . .
Elizabeth angelles worth five pounds and ten shillings; a gold picture
. . . . of Kinge Henry the Eighte worth ten pounds; "unum
instrumentum auratum vocatum an agott sett with diamonds and a
falcon cutt" worth ten pounds. Putting himself on trial, Henry Elliott
was found 'Not Guilty'; but was reprisoned in the House of Correction (r' domo Correcc'on'). Covering with close writing a parchment,
1 foot 9 inches long by 11½ inches broad, this lengthy indictment is
so defaced as to be legible only in places; but the several dozens of
items of stolen goods seem to indicate that, if he did not actually carry
on business at his Kensington house, Sir Baptiste Hickes knt. and
bart. used some part of the dwelling-house for the storage of the goods,
in which he, a member of the Merchant Taylors Company, dealt.
21 June, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes co.
Midd. on the said day, Frances Richardson late of the said parish
spinster assaulted Francis Quarles gentleman, when he was in God's
and the King's peace, and secretly and without his observation picked
his pocket of fifty shillings—(et quinquaginta solidos in pecuniis
numeratis de bonis catallis et denariis prefati Francisci Quarles in pera
anglice the pockett ipsius Francisci Quarles adtunc et ibidem existentes
a persona ipsius Francisci Quarles clam secrete et sine noticia ejusdem
Francisci adtunc et ibidem furata fuit cepit et asportavit, contra pacem
dicti domini Regis nunc coronam et dignitatem suas). The note
'Franc'us Quarles pross.,' at the foot of the bill, indicates that on this
occasion Francis Quarles figured at the Old Bailey as the prosecutor
of a female pickpocket. How it fared with the Frances Richardson,
when she had put herself on a jury of the country, does not appear,
'po se' being the only minute, by the pen of the clerk of Gaol
Deliveries, over her name. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
4 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields
co. Midd. in the night of the said day between one and two o'clock,
Robert Wheeler, George Chester and Richard Hewett, all three of the
said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of
the Most Noble Charles, Earl Scipiere (sic), the said Earl with his
family being then in the said house, and stole therefrom a silver
sugar-boxe worth six pounds, foure silver ovall bassons worth one
hundred and twenty pounds, a silver ewer worth eight pounds, two
silver plates for glasses worth twelve pounds, two dozen engraved
silver plates worth one hundred pounds, two silver salts worth six
pounds, a little silver bottle worth five pounds, a silver sugar-box
worth six pounds, a dozen of silver forkes worth forty shillings, ten
silver spoons worth fifty shillings, "unum poculum argenteum anglice a
silver wyne-bottle ad valenciam quadraginti librarum," and three silver
dishes worth twenty pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said
Most Noble Charles, Earl Scypiere (sic). Found 'Guilty,' Robert
Wheeler, George Chester and Richard Hewett were sentenced to be
hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
14 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Blackwall in the parish
of Stephney co. Midd. on the said day, against the good faith and the
confidence put in him at the time of his misdeed, Thomas Horne,
the servant not the apprentice of Sir Maurice Abbott knt. the Governor
and the Society of London Merchants trading to the East Indies, took
and carried away, with the intention of stealing them and converting
them to his own use, twenty-one thousands of nayles worth three
pounds, that had been committed to his keeping by the aforesaid Sir
Maurice Abbott knight the Governor and the Society of London
Merchants trading to the East Indies (per prefatum Mauricium Abbott
militem Gubernatorem et Societatem Mercatorum Londinensium
negotiantium ad Indos orientales). G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
18 July, 2 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Ralph
Hastings esq. J.P., of Edmund Partridge of Ipswich co. Essex (sic)
mariner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edmund Partridge's
appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, "to prosecute
against Joseph Johnson alias Cole and Thomas Hamond alias Smythe,
for stealing of certen wools out of a shipp called the Elizabeth of
Ipswich, whereof the said Edmund Partridge is Maister's mate"
G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
25 July, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Pancras
co. Midd. on the said day, George Sandes late of St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. gentleman assaulted Jane Wrighte, when she was in
God's and the King's peace, and murdered her by putting one leather
brayded rayne round her neck, and forthwith strangling and suffocating
her with the said rayne, so that she then and there died instantly;
and that afterwards on the same day, knowing him to have committed
the said murder, Suzan Lady Sandes, James Jones yoman and Edward
Gent gentleman, all three late of St. Giles's-in-the-Field, received,
harboured and comforted the said George Sandes at the same lastnamed parish. Over the names of George Sandes, Suzan Lady
Sandes, James Jones and Edward Gent appear the words "po se" =
he (or she) put himself (or herself) 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the
country. No other minute on the face of the indictment. G. D. R.,
. . . ., 2 Charles I.
28 July, 2 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Gulston
esq. J.P. at his chamber in Grays Inn (apud cameram meam scituatam
in Grays Inn), of Anthony Woodly of Ouldfishstreet London fishmonger, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the
said Anthony Woodly and his wife Elizabeth at the next Gaol
Delivery for Middlesex, to "give in such evidence as they know
against Clement Parrant touching the felonious takeinge awaye of one
silver beere-bowle, a silver beaker, a silver salt, sixe guilte silver
spoones and a litle silver spoone, two silver porringers and a watch, of
the goods and chattels of William Mattram out of his lodgingechamber in the Strand." G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
28 August, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields
co. Midd. on the said day, George Sandes gentleman, James Jones
yoman, and Edward Gent yoman, all late of the said parish, assaulted
Honor Rudston, she being in God's and the King's peace, and that
the said George Sandes gentlemen then and there "rapuit et carnaliter cognovit" the said Honor Rudston, against her will and without
her consent. Found 'Guilty,' George Sandes gentleman, James Jones
yoman and Edward Gent yoman were sentenced to be hung.
G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
30 August, 2 Charles I.—Record of Anne Gilbey's committal
(at S. P. held at Hickes Hall) to the House of Correction for one
year, for an act of adultery;—"Committitur domui Correccionis pro
uno anno integro sine manucaptoribus:—Anne Gilby brought into the
Court by Warrant for that shee was taken committing the Act of
Adultery." S. P. Reg.
5 October, 2 Charles I.—Record of the recognizances, taken before . . . . J.P., of Jonathan Randall of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields
yoman in the sum of 40£, and of Thomas Brookes of the same parish
yoman and Lewis Edwards of High Holborn yoman, in the sum of 20£
each, for the said Jonathan's appearance at the next Session of the Peace,
and for his good behaviour in the meanwhile: Together with this remarkable memorandum over the same Jonathan Randall's name,
"Committitur domo Correccionis ibidem flagellari et deteneri quosque
constabit Curie quod bastarda per ipsum genita de corpore Anne
Munne mortua est" = He is committed to the House of Correction, to
be flogged and there detained until it shall appear to the Court that
the female bastard, begotten by him of the body of Ann Munne, is
dead. S. P. Reg.
1 December, 2 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one month beginning on the said day, against Henry Wager of
Mile-End gentleman; John Daldron(?) gentleman, his wife Margaret
Daldron, John Bartlett M.D., his wife . . . . Bartlett, Andrew
White yoman, his wife Katherine White, William Cliffe tailor, his wife
. . . . Cliffe, Mary Berisford widow, Agnes wife of Christopher
Hemsall, all ten late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Elizabeth Davis
widow, and Elizabeth Forman widow, both late of St. James's Clerkenwell; Ellen Coggen wife of John Coggen yoman, and John Gates
laborer, both late of New Brainford; David East yoman, his wife
Cecilia East, Thomas Deckers gentleman, Thomas Prince yoman,
Edward Boulton . . . ., his wife Margaret Boulton, Charles
Cheney yoman, Thomas Ridley yoman, Joseph Quinton gentleman,
Elizabeth Mallory widow, all ten late of St. James's, Clerkenwell;
Benjamin Gill . . . ., his wife . . . . Gill, Joan the wife
of Richard Gresham yoman, John Barber yoman, his wife . . . .
Barber, Francis Richardson yoman, his wife . . . . Richardson,
Ambrose Rufford gentleman, and his wife . . . . Rufford, all nine
late of St. Andrew's Holborn. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.
4 December, 2 Charles I.—Upon the complainte of the inhabitantes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, that there is not any Cage or stocks
within theire parish for to committ nightwalkers and other offenders
according to the lawe, and for that the Court (viz. S. P. at Hickes
Hall) is informed that the said Cage and stocks ought to bee erected
and mainteyned by the Right Honorable the Earle of Southampton,
being the Lord of the Leete there, Itt is therefore ordered that Mr.
Cressey the High Constable do attend the said Earle, or such as have
the gardianship of the said earle, to acquainte him with the said
complaint and to d sire his Honor to cause the same to be forthwith
reformed. S. P. Reg.
25 December, 2 Charles I.—True Bill that, at High Holborn co.
Midd. in the night of the said day, Richard Yonge late of High Hol
born aforesaid . . . . broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of
Robert Wilson, and stole therefrom "duos dictionarios vocatos Riders
Dictionaries" worth twelve shillings, another book called Henry the
Fourth worth twelve pence, another book called A Quadragesimo of
Edward the Third worth twelve pence, another book called The First
Parte of Edward the Thirde worth twelve pence, another book called
Finches Worke worth two shillings and fourpence, another book called
Littleton in French worth two shillings, and a gowne worth two shillings and six-pence, of the goods and chattels of the said Robert
Wilson. The only clerical note on the face of the bill is "Po se,"
over Richard Yonge's name. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 Charles I.