14 January, 5 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. at Hickes Hall,
for the admission and licensing of Edward Donington of Shorditch
co. Midd. victualler to keep an alehouse in the said parish, in nullification of a previous order by the Court forbidding him, as a needy man
with a family likely to fall upon the parish, to establish himself at Shoreditch in that calling; the present order being made on evidence, that
the certificate, which moved the Justices to make the order now rescinded, "was procured by some alehousekeepers dwelling neare the said
Donington and by the landlords of the said alehouses for their particler
endes," and also on testimony, given by the Rt. Honourable the Earl of
Mulgrave and by the Masters of the Trinity House, "that the said Edward
Donington heretofore lived in good creditt and fashion amongst his
neighbours, and that of late hee was in his passage northwards surprised
and taken prisoner by the Frenchmen of Warre, and not only deprived
of his shipp and all his goodes therein, but was also himselfe and wife
carried prisoners unto Fraunce, and stripped of all theire apparell and
there detayned a longe tyme in great want and misery." S. P. Reg.
20 January, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Drury Lane co. Midd.
on the said day, Thomas Hodges late of the said lane laborer stole and
carried away one moe-haired man's gowne laced with gold twist and
lyned with gray squirrell, worth twenty pounds, of the goods and
chattels of Sir John Danvers knt. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Hodges
pleaded his clergy and was branded, and taken back to prison till he
should put in good sureties for his good behaviour. G. D. R.,
. . . . ., 5 Charles I.
22 February, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Drury Lane co.
Midd. on the said day, John Pittman late of the said lane yoman, broke
into the dwelling-house of Sir Richard Titchborne knight, and stole
therefrom a black plush coat worth ten pounds, a blacke plush doublet
worth fifty shillings, and a pair of blacke plush breeches worth sixty
shillings, together with other things set forth in the bill, of the goods
and chattels of the said Sir Richard Titchborne knt. G. D. R., 9 April,
6 Charles I.
24 February, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Charterhouselane
co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Hall late of the said lane spinster
stole and carried off a silver cup worth forty shillings, of the goods and
chattels of the Most Noble William the Lord Gray de Warke. Found
'Not Guilty' by a jury, Elizabeth Hall was nevertheless "r' domo
correccionis" = reprisoned in the House of Correction. G. D. R.,
. . . ., 5 Charles I.
1 March, 5 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during two months, beginning on the said day, against Sir Ralph
Ellarker late of St. Margaret's Westminster alias &c. of Risby co. York
knt., Margaret Lady Curwen late of St. Margaret's Westminster alias
&c. of Rottington co. Cumberland widow, George Gage of St.
Margaret's Westminster alias &c. of Framefeild co. Sussex esq., and
also Sir Thomas Mathews knt. and James Hamond esq., both of St.
Margaret's Westminster. G. D. R., 12 May, 6 Charles I.
1 March, 5 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church
&c. during one month beginning on the said day against one hundred
and twenty-nine persons, comprising—William Skippare yoman,
Edward Fawne yoman, Edward Grizell yoman, Thomas Franklein yoman, Oswell Plunkett gentleman, Margaret Marquesse
spinster, John Swinglehurst yoman, his wife Judith Swinglehurst,
Nicholas Roberts esq., Mary Pewter spinster, Elizabeth wife of Thomas
Ceeley yoman, Francis Robins yoman, George Hopkins yoman, his
wife Katherine Hopkins, George Matchett gentleman, Anthony Pryce
yoman, Henry Spincke yoman, all seventeen late of St. Andrew's-inHolborne; Sir William Sturton knt., Sir John Gage knt., Elizabeth
Lady Browne widow, Barnaby Deakins gentleman, Francis Quaite
gentleman, all five late of St. James's Clerkenwell; John Hawkins
M.D., Florence wife of George Edwards, Dorothy Stoakes widow, all
three of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd.; Robert Allen gentleman, Tristram
Woodward gentleman, Thomas Godbolt yoman, William Clay shoemaker, Mary Russell widow, Mary Berisford widow, Thomas Stoaks
gentleman, Reinold Fountaine gentleman, John Phenixe yoman, his
wife Anne Phenixe, Philip Thomas yoman, William Ayris yoman, all
twelve late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Roger Wood late of Endfield
gentleman and his wife Margaret Wood; Hubert Hacon late of Ken
sington esq. and his wife . . . . Hacon; Margaret wife of Francis
Kippinge late of Chelsey chaundler; Alice Monday late of Stanmore
widow; . . . . Countess Banbury, wife of the Most Noble Lord
Knowles Earl of Banbury, late of Twickenham.—Those of the one
hundred and twenty persons not mentioned in this lot of names, are
individuals whose names appear in the indictment for recusancy, described in this volume under date 1 March, 4 Charles I. G. D. R.,
9 April, 6 Charles I.
4 April, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at a tavern commonly
called the Queen's Head at Eastsmithfield co. Midd. on the said day,
Peter Cornish, John Hopkins and Richard Sandes, all three late of
Eastsmithfield aforesaid yomen, knavish fellows ever intent on cheating
the king's lieges by unlawful arts and games, lured one Cornelius
Quarris into the said tavern and there cheated him of twenty-eight
pounds at a game of cards, called "My card come before your card."
G. D. R., 21 June, 6 Charles I.
18 April, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's in-theFields on the night of the said day, Hellen Price late of the said
parish spinster broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Richard
Wiseman knt. and bart., and stole therefrom a Turkey carpett worth
six pounds, together with other things set forth in the bill, of the goods
and chattels of the said Sir Richard Wiseman knt. and bart. Acquitted
of burglary, but found 'Guilty' of felony, Hellen Price was sentenced
to be hung, but on being found pregnant was reprieved. G. D. R.,
12 May, 6 Charles I.
26 April, 6 Charles I.—Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' on the
said day, Richard Fynney late of the said parish laborer, stole and
carried off one gold ring with knobes (sic) worth eight shillings,
"quinque aurea annula (sic) anglice five other gold ringes sett with
Bristowe stones" worth thirty shillings, "unum aliud annulum aureum
anglice one other golde ringe sett with a doublett stone" worth six
shillings, and another gold ringe sett with a garnett, worth six shillings,
of the goods and chattels of George Courthopp. Endorsed 'Ignoramus.'
G. D. R., 12 May, 6 Charles I.
30 April, 6 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death,
taken at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., on view of the body of
Joan Smith, there lying dead and slain; With Verdict that, at the said
parish on the 26th instant, Elizabeth Jordan late of the same parish
threw a brick-batt at the said Joan Smith, so that it struck her on the left
part of her head, giving her a mortal wound of which she died on the following day. Found 'Guilty' of feloniously slaying Joan Smith, Elizabeth Jordan was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 12 May, 6 Charles I.
1 May, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, in the high-way of Tottenham
co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Smith late of the said parish
yoman assaulted John Robinson, and with a sword cut off the thumb
and two of the fingers of the said John Robinson's right hand, so that
he has lost the use and power of the same hand. Found 'Guilty,'
Edward Smith was fined in the sum of 13s. 4d., and remanded to
prison, there to remain during the pleasure of the Court. G. D. R.,
12 May, 6 Charles I.
1 May, 6 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church during a
month, beginning on the said day, against Andrea Lucar late of St.
Clement's Danes co. Midd. widow, alias &c. late of Munkwicke co.
Essex widow. G. D. R., 21 June, 6 Charles I.
31 May, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Edgware co. Midd. on
the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, when divers of
the inhabitants of Edgware were visited with the pestilence, William
Thompson of the said parish yoman, then being constable of the said
parish, permitted the same sick persons to stay in their houses and go
at large at their pleasure, and allowed other persons to visit them in
their houses, and in fact wholly refused to do what pertained to his
office in respect to the said infected persons and their houses; and
further that on the last day of July last past he withdrew from Edgware
and wholly neglected and abandoned his office, to the great hindrance
of justice, and the grave peril of dispersing the infection of the pestilence
within the same parish and other places.—On the bill appears no minute
touching later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 6 Charles I.
1 July, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co.
Midd. in the night of the said day, Richard Burman and Edward
Seaman, both late of the said parish yomen, broke burglariously into
the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Edward Lord Gorge, and stole
and carried off therefrom, together with other things set forth in the
bill, one paire of stagges leather gloves turned over with muske-coloured
plush worth eight shillings, one paire of perfumed gloves turned over
with blacke plushe worth six shillings, one paire of gloves laced with three
silke broad laces worth twenty shillings, two pairs of Spanish gloves
worth fifteen shillings, one paire of gloves with crimson satten topps
ymbrodered with gold and silver and edged with a gold and silver lace,
one perfumed leather doublett with blacke satten sleeves worth eight
pounds, one perfumed leather doublet with cloth of silver sleeves cut and
laced with blacke satten ymbrodered laces . . . ., one perfumed
leather jerkin worth fifty shillings, one paire of blacke garters laced with
silver and gould bone lace worth forty shillings, one paire of garters woven
with gould and silver worth nine pounds, one paire of silver spurres
worth four pounds, "unam peram anglice one Taffata bag ymbrodered
with silver" worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said
Edward Lord Gorge; And That, knowing him to have committed
the said felony, William Pecke late of St. Clement's Danes gentleman
on the 2nd of the aforesaid July received, harboured and comforted
the said Richard Burman. Acquitted of burglary, but found 'Guilty'
of felony, Edward Seaman pleaded his clergy effectually and was
branded; Richard Burman was "at large." At the Gaol Delivery held
on 6 Oct., 7 Charles I., William Pecke was found 'Not Guilty.'
G. D. R., 28 April, 7 Charles I.
20 July, 6 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death,
taken at Fulham co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Edinges
there lying dead and slain; With verdict that on the 18th inst.
Nicholas West, Richard Pegg, Godfrey Crown, William Kinges, and
Nicholas Lowen, all late of Fulham yomen, assaulted the said Thomas
Edinges at the said parish, and that Nicholas West then and there
with a knife gave the said Thomas Edinges in his breast a wound,
of which he then and there died instantly, thus being killed and
slain; the Jurors further certifying that immediately after the said
homicide, Nicholas West withdrew himself to places unknown to
them, and that they are ignorant what goods chattels lands or tenements the same Nicholas, Richard, Godfrey, William and Nicholas
had at the time of said felony thus committed by them. G. D. R.,
28 July, 6 Charles I.
26 July, 6 Charles I.—Record that (at S. P. held at Hickes Hall)
Theodosia Lady Thresham was committed to Newgate, there to remain till she should acknowledge her offense "for sayeing in open
court, that a theefe had more friends here than an honest bodie";
it being further ordered that after making this confession the Lady
Thresham should restore to Helen Haddocke before the next Session of the Peace divers articles of wearing apparel; the record
further showing that at the same 'next Session' her Ladyship was
again committed to Newgate "for affronting the Court in a most
uncivill manner, and sayeing to Mr. Longe 'Your authoritie set
aside you are a scurvy companion,' and sayeing to him shee would
bee revenged upon him, and for sayeing to the Court she cared not
a button for any in the Court," together with other expressions of
disdain for the Justices. From a subsequent and much lengthier
account of Lady Thresham's 'contempt of Court,' it appears that Helen
Haddocke was a servant, whom this virago of quality had retained
for an entire year's service, and within a month had turned out of
doors without her wages and wearing apparel, for no "cause shewne
or allowed by any Justice of Peace of this county contrary to the
statute in such case provided." S. P. Reg.
31 August, 6 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one month beginning on the said day, against one hundred
and eleven persons, late of St. Andrew's Holborn, St. Giles's-in-theFields, St. James's Clerkenwell, St. Sepulchre's, St. Clement's Danes,
Cheswicke, Endfeild, Heston or New Brainford co. Midd., who, with
only a few exceptions, were proceeded against for the same kind of
recusancy by a bill, set forth in this volume under date 1 March,
4 Charles I.; the persons indicted by the present bill, who were of
gentle degree or some higher rank, being William Gibbes M.D., his
wife Katherine Gibbes, Susan wife of Edwin Saule gentleman, all three
of St. Andrew's, Holborn; James Woods gentleman, John Bartlet
M.D., Rowland Berry gentleman, his wife . . . . Berry, and
Elizabeth wife of Sir . . . . Gardner knt., all five late of St.
Giles's-in-the-Fields; Sir William Sturton knt., William Kempe esq., Sir
John Cage (sic— ? Gage) knt., Barnard Deakins gentleman, all four
late of St. James's, Clerkenwell; Thomas Foster esq., and John
Hawkins gentleman, both of St. Sepulchre's; Mary wife of John
Standishe of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman, William Saunders esq.,
his wife . . . . Saunders, William Saunders gentleman, Bridget
wife of Henry Fryer, all four late of Cheswicke; John Woods gentleman, and his wife . . . . Woods, both of Endfeild. G. D. R.,
. . . . 6 Charles I.
9 November, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St.
Mary Savoy in le Strand co. Midd., in the night of the said day,
George Inman alias John Inman, George Colledge and John Grigson,
all three late of the said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the
dwelling-house of the Most Serene Lady Mary Queen of England, and
stole and carried off therefrom five table-clothes worth twenty pounds,
one paire of sheetes worth ten pounds (sic), a picture of our Saviour
garnished with gold worth fifty shillings, a picture of our Lady Mary
garnished with silver worth forty shillings, a cabinett with silver plate
worth twelve pounds, a silver standishe worth eight pounds, a laced
sheete worth five pounds, six little boxes covered with crimson velvett
and gold and silver lace worth six pounds, and "unam seriam argenteam anglice a silver locke" worth five pounds, of the goods and
chattels of the said Most Serene Lady Mary Queen of England; and
also ten French hoodes of velvet worth ten pounds and six books
worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of George Garney esq.;
And further that on the same day, to wit 9 Nov., 6 Charles I., knowing
the said George Inman, George Colledge and John Grigson to have
perpetrated the said felony, Samuel Bowlinge late of St. Giles's-in-theFields tailor, received and harboured them at the said parish. Found
'Guilty' George Colledge and John Grigson were sentenced to be hung
(George Colledge "sus in London"). On his arraignment, George
Inman put himself 'Not Guilty,' when his trial was deferred.—Found
'Guilty' Samuel Bowlinge pleaded his clergy effectually and was
branded.—Also, a True Bill for the same burglary against the same
George Colledge and John Grigson: with True Bill against George
Inman alias John Inman alias Pothecary of St. Mary's Savoy &c.
laborer, for being accessory to the felony before its committal, and
also for harbouring &c. the said George Colledge and John Grigson
after the felony, knowing them to have committed it. Acquitted of
being an accomplice before the fact, but convicted of having been an
accomplice after the fact, George Inman pleaded his clergy and was
allowed the book, but being unable to read it was sentenced to be
hung. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 6 Charles I.
17 November, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Lymehouse co.
Midd. on the said day, Joan Cord well alias Hewett late of Lymehouse
aforesaid . . . . stole and carried away "bibliothecam (sic) anglice
one bible" worth thirteen shillings, "et unum alium librum vocatum
the Practice of Christianity" worth eighteen pence, of the goods and
chattels of Richard Frethe. Joan Cordwell was found 'Not Guilty.'—
Also, on the same file, a True Bill against Katherine wife of Richard
Chesson yoman and Magdalen Lewes spinster, both late of Lymehouse,
for stealing the same two books; in which bill the draughtsman after
writing the word 'bibliothecam' erased part of the word, and altered it
into 'biblion.'—On their trial, Katherine Chesson was found 'Not
Guilty,' whilst Magdalen Lewes was found 'Guilty,' when she pleaded
pregnancy effectually and was reprieved. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 6 Charles I.
1 December, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd., Frances Taylor late of the said parish spinster stole
and carried away "unum anulum deauratum anglice a gold ringe with
a rubie and sett with two Amitus (?) stones" worth five pounds, two
pendant jewelles sett with dyamonds worth fifty pounds, and three
yards of lace worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of
Charles Harbert esq. Found 'Not Guilty,' Frances Taylor was
acquitted. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 6 Charles I.
8 December, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Graies Inne in St.
Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Michaiah Niccolson of
Graies Inne gentleman, and John Bowles and George Leigh, both of
the said parish yomen, broke into the dwelling-house of Tobias
Cradocke esq., and stole therefrom a feather-bed worth four pounds, a
bolster worth ten shillings, a pillow worth five shillings, and a blankett
worth ten shillings, and eighteen pounds in numbered moneys, of the
goods chattels and moneys of the said Tobias Cradocke esq. Michaiah Niccolson and John Bowles were found 'Not Guilty'; George
Leigh was at large. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
17 December, 6 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Roger
Bates, D.D. and J.P., of Edward Dauntsey chirurgeon, Thomas
Hannson merchant and Isaack Swifte haberdasher, all three of London,
in the sum of forty pounds each; For the said Edward Dauntsey's
appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, then and there
"to answeare to such matters as shalbe objected against him by Thomas
Newton gentleman concerning forty pounds and fower shillings in gold
which was taken out of a truncke of the Lady Fraunces Freckleton's."
G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 6 Charles I.