1 February, 7 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during two months beginning on the said day, against John Wiseman
late of Drurylane co. Midd. alias &c. late of Wymbish co. Essex esq.
G. D. R., 20 Feb., 8 Charles I.
22 February, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Saltar and Daniel Bazeley both
late of the said parish laborers, stole and carried off "tresdecim discos
argenti anglice thirteene great silver platters ad valenciam ducentarum
quinquagint' et quinque librarum," worth two hundred and fifty-five
pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble John the Earl
Pembrooke and Mountgomery. Thomas Saltar confessed the indictment and was remanded. Found 'Guilty' Daniel Bazeley pleaded his
clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., 6 Dec, 8 Charles I.
1 March, 7 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during three months beginning on the said day, against William Bird
late of Wotten Woeinge co. Warwick gentleman, John Bolt late of
Wolverd Magna co. Warwick gentleman, William Canninge late of
Foxcott co. Warwick esq., Anthony Dormer late of . . . . co.
Warwick esq., Thomas Morgan late of Weston co. Warwick esq.,
Richard Middlemore late of Edgebaston co. Warwick esq., James
Walters late of Woolsley co. Warwick gentleman, each of these persons
being also and in the first instance described as 'late of St. Andrew's
Holborne co. Midd.' G. D. R., 27 June, 8 Charles I.
1 March, 7 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one month beginning on the said day, against fifty-eight persons, late of St. Andrew's Holborne, Whitechappell, St. Giles's-in-theFields, St. Sepulchre's, St. James's Clerkenwell, St. Katherine's, Heston,
Paddington or Kensington. The persons so indicted comprise—
Robert Ford yoman and his wife Ellen Ford both late of Whitechapell;
David Pascall yoman and Margaret Seelane widow, both of St. Giles'sin-the-Fields; John Platt of St. Sepulchre's yoman; John Farmer
gentleman, William Salusbury gentleman, Elizabeth Manwaring widow,
all three late of St. James's Clerkenwell; Anne Barber late of Saffron
Hill widow; Dorothy Lee widow, Joan Powell widow, William Beckett
yoman, Roger Coume gentleman, all four late of St. Giles's-in-theFields; Christopher Gibbons late of St. Katherine's tailor; and Walter
Whitticke late of Paddington: The other forty-three recusants being
individuals repeatedly noticed in previous entries of this book, as indicted for not repairing to church &c. G. D. R., 13 April, 8 Charles I.
13 March, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on
the said day, Frances Pritchett late of the said parish spinster brought
forth a living bastard male infant, and afterwards on the same day
murdered the same infant by giving it with a knife in the left part of
the neck a mortal wound of which it then and there died instantly.
Found 'Guilty' Frances Pritchett was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R.,
13 April, 8 Charles I.
27 March, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Heston co. Midd. on
the said day, Sara Braynt widow, late the wife of Richard Braynt,
knowing that rattesbane alias arsenicke was a deadly poison, made a
pancake of wheate flower and water, and put rattesbane alias arsenicke
into the same pancake, which she forthwith gave to her said husband
with the intention of murdering him, and that he took the same poisoned
cake of her and ate it, and that after languishing from the said 27th, of
the poisoned pancake, so administered to him, died of it on the last day of
the said month, being thus murdered by his said wife. Found 'Guilty,'
Sara Braynt was sentenced to death by burning. 'Po se cul ca nl'
comburend.'—Also, the Coroner's Inquisition for the cause of the said
Richard Braynt's death. G. D. R., 13 April, 8 Charles I.
29 March, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Carpenter alias Phibby
Jack and John Wood, both late of the said parish yomen, stole and
carried away three cutworke bands worth sixteen pounds, of the goods
and chattels of Charles Lord Moore. Found 'Guilty,' both culprits
pleaded their clergy effectually and were branded. G. D. R., 13 April,
8 Charles I.
1 April, 8 Charles I.—Bill for not going to church &c. during
three months beginning on the said day against Bestney Barker late of
Whitechappell alias &c. late of Westdoniland alias Berechurch in
Colchester co. Essex esq.; Katherine Audley late of Westdoniland
alias Berechurch Colchester co. Essex widow and Sir Henry Audley
late of Harrington in Chadgley Corbett co. Worcester knt, the two
last-named persons being also described in the first instance as late of
St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd.—Endorsed 'Ignoramus.' G. D. R.,
29 Aug., 8 Charles I.
19 June, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in the-Fields
co. Midd. on the said day, Roger Dale late of the said parish yoman
stole and carried off "unum oscipium anglice one drinkinge tunne of
silver" worth sixty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Master
and Scholars of Baleyall in Oxford. Roger Dale was found 'Not
Guilty.' G. D. R. . . ., 8 Charles 1.
10 July, 8 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence
Whitaker of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields esq. J.P., of Thomas Wildberd of St.
Margaret's Westminster gentleman, Nicholas Rawlins tailor and John
Rogers gouldsmith both of Great St. Bartholomew's London, and John
Tummey of St. Sepulchre's London co. Midd. butcher, all four in the
sum of fifty pounds each, and of Philip Tummey of the last-named
parish butcher in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said Philip
Tummey's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Midd., to answer
"for utteringe certain base and scandalous speeches against his Majesties (sic) and againste the Lords and others of his Majesties Most
Honourable Councell." G. D. R., 29 Aug., 8 Charles I.
24 July, 8 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death,
taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on view of the body of
Abigail Williams then and there lying dead; With Verdict that, on
23rd instant, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., the said Abigail
Williams murdered herself by putting an end of a rope about her own
neck and the other end of the same rope "circa . . . . anglice
vocat' a jacke," and so hanging and suspending herself; the jury
further certifying that at the time thus murdering herself the said
Abigail Williams had not to their knowledge any goods or chattels in
the county of Middlesex.—Also, on the same file a True Bill that, at
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Abigail the wife of
Robert Stappard of the said parish gentleman assaulted Abigail Williams and with a broom-staffe struck her on the left side of her head,
and by so doing gave the same Abigail Williams a mortal wound of
which she then and there died instantly, being thus slain and murdered
by the said Abigail Stappard. On her trial Abigail Stappard was found
'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 5 Oct., 8 Charles I.
26 July, 8 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. held at Hickes Hall,
that the hemp mills at the House of Correction be repaired, and that a
new hemp-mill be made there, so that a greater number of persons
may bee imployed to labour. S. P. Reg.
4 August, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during two months beginning on the said day, against sixty-five persons,
late of Chiswicke, Chauncery Lane, Grubstreete Goldinglane, St.Giles'sin-the-Fields, Saffron Hill, St. James's Clerkenwell, St. John's Street,
High Holborne, or Heston co. Midd.; Comprising William Saunders
esq., his wife . . . . Saunders, and . . . . Fryer widow, all
three late of Chiswicke; Lewis Scarbolt chandler, and Mary Oliver
widow, both late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Henry Clarke of Grubstreet yoman; Anne Slifeild late of Golding Lane widow; Richard
Greenbury gentleman, Michael Hugginson gentleman, Israel Fryer
gentleman, Thomas Foster esq., John Hawkins gentleman, Symon
Warmington yoman, John Hawkins gentleman, all seven late of St.
John's Street; and George Smithson, late of High Holborn vintner,
all those of the sixty-five persons not mentioned in this note being individuals who have been mentioned repeatedly in other entries as recusants indicted for not going to church. G. D. R., 5 Oct., 8 Charles I.
22 August, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the
Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Frances Sprye of the said parish
spinster alias &c. the wife of John Sprye late of the same parish
yoman, stole and carried off a precious gem called a carconett of
diamondes worth one hundred and fifty pounds, a paire of diamond
bracelettes worth twenty pounds, a paire of diamond pendents worth
forty pounds, one pearle bracelett with greene and redd stones worth
eighteen pounds, a gold hoope ringe with a dyamond worth seven
pounds, a pearle bracelett worth four pounds, a pointed diamond
ringe worth two hundred pounds, forty yards of gold lace worth forty
shillings, an ounce and a halfe of gold twist worth nine shillings, "unum
ventrale panni linei anglice a cutworke apron" worth five pounds,
a silver maudlin cup worth six pounds, "unum pultarium argenti
anglice a silver porringer " worth . . . . shillings, "unum galerum
castoreum anglice a beaver hatt" worth three pounds, and one hundred
and eighty pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and
moneys of Sir William Tresham knt. G. D. R., 5 Oct., 8 Charles I.
5 October, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, whereas at Stanwell co.
Midd. on the said day, Thomas Heysem alias Delbridge, William
Butcher and William Wood, all three of Stanwell aforesaid labourers,
stole nyne and a halfe yardes of damaske worth ninety shillings, together
with other things set forth in the indictment, of the goods and chattels
of Thomas Ayer gentleman, Hugh Strideup late of Oldebrainford co.
Midd. yoman and his wife Alice Strideup and Thomas Bevin late of
Hownsloe taylor on the next day, viz. 6th Oct., knowing him to have
perpetrated the said felony received harboured and comforted the said
Thomas Heysem. G. D. R., 20 Feb., 8 Charles I.
1 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during three months, beginning on the said day, against Sir Henry
Awdley late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. knt.; and against Sir
John Yates alias Gates knt. and Abigail Packington widow, both late
of Chadgley Corbett co. Worcester, John Russell late of Malverne
Parva co. Worcester esq., Francis Hanford late of Wollishull co.
Worcester esq., and John Weedon late of Feckingham co. Worcester
esq., each of the last-named five persons being also described as late of
of St Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. G. D. R., 20 Feb., 8 Charles I.
1 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during three months beginning on the said day, against Thomas
Morgan late of Weston co. Warwick esq., Richard Middlemore late of
Edgebaston co. Warwick esq., Anthony Dormer late of Budbrooke co.
Warwick esq., Sir Charles Smith late of Wootton Wawen co. Warwick
knt., and Anthony Sheldon late of Grafton co. Warwick gentleman,
each of the said persons being also and in the first instance described
as "late of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd." G. D. R., 20 Feb.,
8 Charles I.
1 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church
&c. during three months beginning on the said day, against Elizabeth
wife of Thomas Hilton late of Morton co. Westmoreland, Talbott
Hodgshon gent. and his wife Margaret Hodgshon both late of Broomehall co. Westmoreland, Sir Ralph Conyers late of Layton co. Durham
knt. and his wife Lady Mary Conyers, Cuthbert Conyers late of Layton
aforesaid gentleman and his wife Margaret Conyers, Mary wife of
Gerrard Salvin late of Coxton co. Durham gentleman, Laurence Sayre
late of Worsall co. York gentleman and his wife Elizabeth Sayre, Alice
Bennyon late of Hartepoole co. Durham spinster, Anne wife of Ralph
Buttery late of Nesbett co. Durham yoman, Thomas Haggerston late
of Haggerston co. Durham esq. and his wife Alice Haggerston, Robert
Salvin late of Raby co. Durham and his wife Anne Salvin, Anne Mitforth late of Hewlam co. Durham widow, William Knaresborough
late of Twisle co. Durham yoman, William Power late of Dalden co.
Durham gentleman, George Taylor late of Corneshawe Rawe co.
Durham yoman, William Syngleton late of Broughton co. Lancaster
gentleman, Dorothy Walton late of Howth co. Lancaster widow,
Robert Squire late of Harwood Magna co. Lancaster yoman, Nicholas
Hesketh late of Beckensall co. Lancaster gentleman, Edward Smyth
late of Sharisbricke co. Lancaster yoman and his wife Elizabeth Smyth,
Anne wife of Leonard Washington late of Warton co. Lancaster
gentleman, Thomas Kirkby late of Rawcliffe co. Lancaster gentleman
and his wife Anne Kirkby, Susan Hesketh late of Rufforth co. Lancaster
. . . ., Robert Sayer late of Burneley co. Lancaster yoman, Richard
Blackborne late of Scorton co. Lancaster yoman and his wife Anne Blackborne, Anne Nicholson late of Poulton co. Lancaster widow, Dorothy
Fowler late of St. Thomas co. Stafford widow, Bryan Lane late of Cotton
Hill co. Stafford gentleman and his wife Willgifford Lane, Lady Anne
Claveringe wife of Sir John Claveringe late of Calliley co. Northumberland knt., and John Waterton late of North Stanley co. York . . . .
and his wife Jane Waterton,—each of the said indicted persons being
also and in the first instance described in the indictment as late of St.
Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. G. D. R., 20 Feb. 8, Charles I.
1 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c
during one month beginning on the said day, against Frances wife of
Henry Broome late of Houlden co. York yoman, Isabella Lee late of
the city of York widow, Anne wife of William Leathley of Grewellthorpe co. York yoman, Mary wife of Leonard Robinson, of
. . . . co. York gentleman, Walter Grimston of Gadmadam co.
York gentleman, John Plumpton of Knockton Abby co. York esq.,
William Munkton of Burland co. York gentleman, John Dawny of
Potter Brunton co. York gentleman, Anne Toppan of Agglethorp co.
York widow, Rowland Revell of Stannington co. York yoman, Anne
Cholmley of Fulrice co. York widow, Coulston Farley of Lebbarston
co. York yoman and his wife Grace Farley, John Errington of Yaram
co. York esq., Frances Stevenson of Thornton Wood co. York widow,
Jane Allanson of Sandhutton co. York widow, William Tockells of
Gisbrough co. York gentleman, Philip Constable of Everingham co.
York esq., James Singleton of Markington co. York gentleman, Cuthbert Buhner of Scruton co. York yoman, William Palmer of Naborne
co. York esq., Alexis Wodka of the city of York M.D. and his wife
Ellen Wodka, George Twhinge of Hewarth co. York gentleman and
his wife Anne Twhinge, Anne wife of Allan Askewe of Greenehoe
Bolton co. York gentleman, Simon Ryder of Pickton co. York yoman,
Thomas Lewlyn of Ranfeild co. York gentleman, William Browne of
Killinghall co. York yoman, Ursula Bishopp wife of Thomas Bishopp
of Pocklington co. York gentleman, John Hebden of Clynte co. York
yoman, Mary Hammerton wife of Stephen Hammerton of Hellifeild
co. York esq., John Fawcett of Roclyffe co. York yoman, William
Lawes of Rickpeth co. Durham yoman, John Jackson of Harraton
co. Durham gentleman, George Rixon of Darneton co. Durham
yoman, Charles Towneley of Sledwith co. Durham gentleman and his
wife Mary Towneley, Fortune Horsley of Northbiddick co. Durham
spinster, Elizabeth Lady Selby wife of Sir William Selby of Winlington
co. Durham knt., William Selby of Winlington aforesaid esq., Bely
Wickliffe wife of Francis Wickliffe of Preston co. Durham gentleman,
Elianore Orde of Prowde Castle Northumberland widow, Sir Arthur
Gray of Spindleton co. Northumberland knt., Robert Rooksby of
Newcastle co. Northumberland gentleman, Sir Francis Radcliffe of
Gateside co. Northumberland knt, William Buckle of Hepscot co.
Northumberland yoman, Christofer Gilpin of Skelemargh co. Westmorland yoman, Edward Gilpin of Skelemargh aforesaid yoman,
Charles Saule of Sallet co. Westmorland gentleman, Frances Lancaster wife of Launcelot Lancaster of Craketrees co. Westmorland
esq., George Jefferson of Kirkby Stephen co. Westmorland yoman,
Richard Smith of Finglehead co. Westmorland yoman, Thomas
Dodson of Sisar co. Westmorland yoman, Sir Thomas Lampleagh of
Duffenby co. Comberland knt., Joan Munsey of Graystocke co. Comberland widow, Winifred Musgrave of Joaneby co. Comberland
spinster, Anne Cornes of Wiver co. Chester widow, Richard Vaudry of
Banke (?) co. Chester gentleman, Anne Warren of Poynton co. Chester
widow, Katherine wife of William Coventree of . . . . Grange
co. Chester gentleman, Katherine Whitemore of Cawdy Grange co.
Chester widow, Thomas Sherburne of Heysham co. Lancaster gentleman, Nathaniel Banister of Altham co. Lancaster esq., William Houghton of Grymserge co. Lancaster gentleman, Roger Hesketh of Gocsenarghe co. Lancaster gentleman and his wife Isabella Hesketh, Thomas
Ashton of Croston co. Lancaster gentleman, Thomas Weiden of Croston
aforesaid yoman, Grace Wilkinson of Preston co. Lancaster widow,
George Wilkinson of Broughton co. Lancaster yoman, William Worthington of Worthington co. Lancaster yoman, Robert White of Magna
Eccleston co. Lancaster yoman, Robert Harrington of Hyton co. Lancaster gentleman and his wife Anne Harrington, Richard Edgerton of
Parr co. Lancaster yoman, Jenet Ball of Windle co. Lancaster widow,
Thomas Dalton of Pillinge co. Lancaster gentleman, Thomas Dalton
of Thurnam co. Lancaster esq., Elizabeth wife of Thomas Prestwich
of . . . . co. Lancaster esq., Thomas Richardson of . . . .
co. Lancaster gentleman, Christopher Taylor of Haighton co. Lancaster yoman, William Banes of . . . . co. Lancaster yoman,
Robert Layfeild of . . . . co. Lancaster yoman and his wife
Helen Layfeild, Ellen wife of John Towneley of Hurstwood co.
Lancaster gentleman, Gabriel Hesketh of Goosnar co. Lancaster
gentleman, William Hodgson of Euxton co. Lancaster yoman, Sir
William Gerrard of Bryn co. Lancaster baronet, James Anderton of
Clayton co. Lancaster esq., John Watson of Cliviger co. Lancaster
gentleman and his wife Anne Watson, Elizabeth wife of Richard Sherburne of Stanyng co. Lancaster esq., William Chorley of Writtingham
co. Lancaster yoman, Robert Worthington of Euxton co. Lancaster
yoman, John Cricklowe of Clayton co. Lancaster yoman, William
Roscoe of Euxton co. Lancaster yoman, Charles Towneley of Hapton
co. Lancaster gentleman, Anne Bannister of Cureden co. Lancaster
widow, Dorothy Iremonger of Charculne co. Stafford widow, Edward
Eyre of Newbolt co. Darbye gentleman, Thomas Charlesworth alias
Holmes of Woodwall co. Notts. yoman, Robert Nettleton of Broadholme co. Notts. yoman, Fardinand Bythian of Broadholme aforesaid
yoman and his wife Margaret Bythian, Sir John Thimblebye of Irnham
co. Lincoln knt., Marmaduke Constable of Bottesworth co. Lincoln
gentleman and his wife Anne Constable, and John Sibsey of
Panton co. Lincoln yoman and his wife Ursula Sibsey;—each of
the aforesaid persons thus indicted for not coming to church &c.,
being also and in the first instance described in the indictment as late
of St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd.—At the foot of the long
and closely written bill appears the usual memorandum of proclamation in accordance with the Statute. G. D. R., 5 Dec, 8 Charles I.
26 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Uxbridge co.
Midd. on the said day, Henry Jones of the said parish laborer fabricated and counterfeited under the hands and seals of "John Wakers
and William Browne deputies a spurious passport," certifying that the
bearer of the document was one Robert Shelton recently "landed
here at Margett in the Hand of Tennitt in the county of Kent," licensing him to travel "to the towne of Minehead in the county of Somersett where his friends live," and commending him to the charitable consideration of perusers of the document. Confessing the indictment,
Henry Jones was fined five shillings and sentenced "to be sett upon
the pillory one hower in Uxbridge upon a markett day with a paper
upon his head shewinge his offence." G. D. R., 5 Dec, 8 Charles I.
30 November, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Charterhouselane
co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Warren stole and carried off
"unam bibliothecam (sic) anglice a bible" worth twelve pence, a book
called The Government of Vertue worth four pence, a coife worth
twelve pence and "three shovelboard peeces of silver" worth three
shillings and sixpence, of the goods and chattels of William Clerke.
Found 'Guilty,' Elizabeth Warren was branded on the thumb.
G. D. R., 5 Dec, 8 Charles I.
1 December, 8 Charles I.—Inquisition for cause of death, taken
at Heston co. Midd. on view of the body of John Redworth there
lying dead and slain; With verdict that, on the 27th ult., the said John
Redworth and one John Webb of Cheswicke co. Midd. after drinking
in friendly fashion at Cheswicke in a tavern called "The Signe of
Bohemia" were on the point of leaving the same tavern, when John
Webb, seeing John Redworth's pike-staff standing at the door, took up
the same weapon in the middle thereof, and holding the point thereof
towards John Redworth, then leaning against the wall said jocosely
"John thou hast here a very sufficient staffe," to which John Redworth
replied in jest "Tushe John, why dost thou take a staffe into thy
hands and knowest not how to use it? I can take yt from thee with
my hatt," and forthwith putting his hat suddenly before John Webb's
face so that he could not see leaped and ran upon him, and in so
doing leaped and ran upon the piked end of the staff, receiving therefrom by mischance, and not with John Webb's intention, in his left eye
a mortal wound, of which he died at Heston on the 30th day of the
same November. G. D. R., 29 Aug., 9 Charles I.
5 December, 8 Charles I.—Whereas this Courte was informed of
divers affreyes assaultes and outrages, committed by divers of the
inhabitants of St. Clementes Danes on the one parte and St. Martinesin-the-Fields on the other parte, whiche hathe growne by reason of the
laieing of soile by the inhabitantes of St. Clementes in a leistall within
the parishe of St. Martines; For prevencion of which outrages and
the dangers that are likely to ensue thereupon, it is Ordered that the
inhabitantes of St. Clementes Danes shall have libertie to lay the common soile and dirt of their streets in the said leistall, where they laied
for a longe time, untill our Lady-day next; And Sir Richard Wynne,
Sir Henry Spiller, Sir William Slingesby, Dr. Bates and Mr. Whittaker
are desired to take some paines to examine the matter in difference
betweene the said parishes, as well touching the right and interest the
said inhabitantes of St. Clementes pretend to have in the said leistall,
as the annoyance complained of, and to settle a peace betweene them
if they can. G. D. Reg.