Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1633

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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49-55

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1633', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 49-55. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66025 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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1633

15 January, 8 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on the said day, against Samuel Alexander yoman and Hester Alexander spinster, both late of St. Giles's-in-the Fields co. Midd.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during eleven months, beginning on 1 June, 8 Charles I., against Frances the wife of Peter Wood late of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month, beginning on 15 June, 9 Charles I., against John Preston junr., late of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman alias &c. of Dalton co. Lancaster gentleman. —Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on 1 June, 9 Charles I., against Thomas Thomas late of Drury Lane co. Midd. tailor.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months, beginning on 15 January, 8 Charles I., against John Harris late of St. Margaret's Westminster, gentleman.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months, beginning on 15 Jan., 8 Charles I., against Robert Godfrey late of St. Andrews-inHolborne esq. G. D. R., 17 July, 9 Charles I.

17 January, 8 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquest for cause of death, taken at Le Salutacion Tavern in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields on view of the body of Susan Senghurst wife of William Senghurst of the said parish; With verdict that she died of the visitation of God, on the 11th inst., in the said parish. G. D. R., 3 May, 9 Charles I.

10 February, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. on the said day, Humphrey Bevin late of the said parish yoman made a certain confection of rhubarb, century and mithridate and put a certain poison called mercury therein, well knowing the said mercury to be a poison, and having so made the confection administered it to Jane the wife of Robert Lane esq., who on the said day took and ate it under the belief and under the same Humphrey Bevin's assurance that it would be good and salutary for her, and that immediately after taking the said poison the said Jane Lane languished, and continued to languish from the said 10th of February till 3 May, 9 Charles I., on which last-named day she died of the said confection, by means of which Humphrey Bevin thus killed and murdered her. On his trial, Humphrey Bevin was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 19 Feb., 9 Charles I.

15 February, 8 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Sturton Ground in St. Margaret's Westminster, on view of the body of Arthur Slea of the said parish laborer, there lying dead; With Verdict that, whilst "elaborans ad exonerandum ventrem suum insuper quendam pontem," near the Horse-Ferrye in Tuthill Fields, the said Arthur fell and was drowned in the water under the bridge. G. D. R., 3 May, 9 Charles I.

6 March, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd., George Popham late of the said parish clerk voluntarily said and celebrated one mass against the form of a certain statute of 23 Elizabeth.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill that, at St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. on 6 March, 8 Charles I., George Popham late of the said parish clerk, born within the kingdom of England and after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome before the said 6th of March (et ante sextum diem Marcii anno regni domini nostri Caroli dei gracia Anglie Scocie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris &c. octavo, factus et ordinatus sacerdos anglice a seminary priest per auctoritatem derivatam et pretensam a sede romana anglice the See of Rome) nor at all weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England nor in any degree dreading the penalty contained in the same was and remained against the form of the statute in that case provided, and also against the peace of the said Lord now King, his Crown and Dignity, And that Richard Knight late of St. Andrew's Holborn aforesaid yoman, knowing that the aforesaid George Popham was born within this kingdom of England and as is aforesaid was made ordained and professed a Seminary Priest &c., afterwards on the aforesaid 6th March at the parish of St. Andrew's in Holborne aforesaid feloniously wittingly and willingly received comforted and maintained the same George Popham, he being at large and out of prison &c.—At the foot of this bill appear the names of William Bickenhead, Ralph Barker, James Waddesworth and John Coxe, sworn to prosecute.—Also, on the same file, under date of 14 Jan., 9 Charles I., at Hickes Hall, the writ of Venire Facias addressed to the Sheriff of Middlesex for twenty-four good and lawful men to inquire &c. to be at Hickes Hall at 8 a.m. of the 18th inst.—Also, on the same file, the panel of jurors &c. No minutes of subsequent proceedings in the case appear on either of the two indictments. S. O. T. R. apud Hickes Hall in St. Johnstreet co. Midd. 18 Jan., 9 Charles I.

12 March, 8 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Mary's-le-Savoy in the Strand co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Conway late of the said parish yoman stole and carried off a rapier worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Henry the Viscount Fawlkland. Robert Conway was at large. G. D. R., 10 April, 9 Charles I.

27 March, 9 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Rich knt. and John Herne esq. Justices of the Peace, of William Salisburye of St. Andrew's Holborn gentleman, in the sum of five hundred pounds, and of John Puckle of Hangleton co. Sussex esq. and Owen Williams of St. Martin's-in the Fields gentleman, in the sum of three hundred pounds each; For the said William Salisburye's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Midd. to answer &c., he "beinge charged by one John Howston with the being married unto two wives and both living." G. D. R., 10 April, 9 Charles I.

1 April, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd. on the said day, Hercules Richardson and John Wright, both of Ratcliffe co. Midd. yomen, knowingly made a false declaration, in deposing upon oath, sworn on the sacred gospel, to Nathaniel Snape esq., that on the 7th of the last February John Tucker, alehousekeeper at the signe of 'The Maydenhead and Gunne' in Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney "sould two blacke pottes of beare for two pence which did not containe two ale quartes."—Also, a True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on 13 Feb., 8 Charles I., Hercules Richardson and Edward Tackey alias Tacker, both late of the said parish yomen, knowingly and corruptly made on oath a false declaration, in deposing on the sacred gospel to William Hudson esq. J.P. that, on the 9th of the same February, John Clarke victualler at 'The White Crosse and Dagger' near to St. Leonard's Shoreditch sold one pewter pott of beere for three halfe-pence which did not conteyne three ale pintes, and that Thomas Bird butcher and victualler at the signe of 'The Mann leading the Calfe' on the same day and in the same parish sold one pewter pott of beere for two pence which did not conteyne two ale-quartes, and that on the same day and in the same parish John . . . . victualler at the signe of 'The Sunne' sold one blacke pott of beere for a penny which did not conteyne one ale-quart. G. D. R., 10 April, 9 Charles I.

20 April, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Quassett alias Robert Redpeith alias Greene alias Holmbie late of the said parish clerk, designed practiced and endeavoured to withdraw divers of the lieges and subjects of the said Lord the King from their obedience to him, and from the religion established within her dominions by Queen Elizabeth's authority on the 16th of January in the 23rd year of her reign. G. D. R., 20 April, 18 Charles I.

2 May, 9 Charles I.—Order, made at G. S. P. held at Westminster, for discharging Edward Tailor of London citizen of his election to be constable of the parish of Hornsey, in consideration that he has no time in which to perform the duties of the said office, as he is "Warden of the Company of Girdlers and also Secretary for the affaires of the cittie of London touching the plantacion in Ireland," and is "likewise at this present Sollicitor unto the said Company in a cause of great consequence dependinge against them in the High Courte of Starre-Chamber concerninge the said plantacion," and was elected to the said office of constable merely because the inhabitants of Hornsey conceived he "would give a good somme of money rather then he would undertake and execute any office in the parish." S. P. Reg.

12 May, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields on the said day, Harmond Sheppard late of the said parish yoman in the night of the said day broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Richard the Earl Portland, the Lord Treasurer of England, and stole and carried off therefrom four hundred pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Jeremiah the Lord Weston. No minute touching subsequent proceedings in the case. G. D. R., . . . . Dec., 9 Charles I.

1 July, 9 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during twelve months beginning on the said day, against Thomas Morgan of Weston co. Warwick esq., and Richard Middlemore of Edgbaston co. Warwick esq., each of the two recusants being also and in the first instance described in the indictment as "late of the parish of St. Andrew-in-Holborne co. Midd." G. D. R., 30 June, 10 Charles I.

14 July, 9 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on the said day, against Sir Cecyll Trafford of St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd. alias Sir Cecyll Trafford of . . . . co. Lancaster knt. G. D. R., . . . ., 9 Charles I.

20 July, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd. on the said day, John Wright and Hercules Richardson, both late of the said parish yomen, upon pretence of a certain offence supposed to have been committed by Austin Dawney against the statute of 1 James I. entituled "An Acte to restraine the inordinate hauntinge and tiplinge in Innes Alehouses and other victualinge houses" received without the order or consent of any court the sum of five shillings from the said Austin Dawney. John Wright was found 'Not Guilty,' but Hercules Richardson was found 'Guilty' and sentenced to pay a fine of ten pounds, to stand on the pillory in open market with a paper on his head showing his offence, and to be disqualified to be an informer.—On the same file appear seven similar indictments against John Wright, on five of which he was found 'Guilty.' G. D. R., . . . . Dec., 9 Charles I.

20 August, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields on the said day, Richard Rose of the said parish yoman stole and carried away a round Jewell sett with diamonds worth sixty pounds, a gold ring sett round with diamonds worth thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence, another gold ring with five diamonds foure in square and one in middle worth thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence, a black inamelled ring with a knott and a pointed diamond in it worth ten pounds, another gold ring with four diamonds worth thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence, another gold ringe inameled with divers colours worth twenty shillings, a jewel called A True Lovers Knot inameled black with one or two diamonds worth six pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence, a gold ring worth forty shillings, a Cluster of Nutts with rubies of gold worth thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence, a Golden Fly sett with rubies diamonds and sapphires worth ten pounds, a great gold ringe inameled black worth forty shillings, two diamonds with a pendant worth five pounds, two padlocks of gold inameled worth twenty shillings, and eighty pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of Sir Robert Naunton knt., Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries. Confessing the indictment, Richard Rose was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 11 Charles I.

1 September, 9 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during twelve months beginning on the said day, against Thomas Browne of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields esq.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during four months beginning on 20 April, 10 Charles I., against Sir Anthony Roaper late of St. Clement's Danes knt. alias &c. late of Farningham co. Kent knt.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during twelve months beginning on 1 July, 9 Charles I., against John Hanslopp late of Long Itchington co. Warwick gentleman and Terence Bryan late of Henley-in-Arden in the parish of Wootten Wawen co. Warwick gentleman, each of the two being also and in the first instance described as late of St. Andrew's Holborn co. Midd.—Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. during twelve months beginning on 1 Sept., 9 Charles I., against John Russell late of Malverne Parva co. Worcester gentleman, Francis Hanford late of Wolleshull co. Worcester gentleman, John Weedon and Francis Acton, both late of Stoughton co. Worcester gentlemen, Roland Bartley alias Bartlett late of Castlemorton co. Worcester gentleman, and John Hornyfold late of Castlehandley alias Potters Handley co. Worcester gentleman, each of the persons so indicted being also and in the first instance described as late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. G. D. R., 1 Sept., 10 Charles I.

13 September, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hammersmith co. Midd. on the said day, John Martine and Robert Walter, both late of the said parish laborers, stole and carried away two eeles worth eight pence, six barbills worth two shillings, two perches worth four pence, and three hundred other fishes called roches worth seven shillings, of the goods and chattels of George Bonnett, John Aylard, John Boyden and Robert Wilkinson. Found 'Guilty' of stealing to the value of ten pence, both culprits were sentenced to be whipt. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 9 Charles I.

. . . October, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd. on . . . . Oct., 9 Charles I., Elizabeth Magin late of the said parish . . . . stole a damaske coate lyned with plushe worth fifty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Robert the Earl of Monmouth. G. D. R., . . . ., 9 Charles I.

3 November, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Margery Gardner late of the said parish widow traitorously declared and published certain words to wit 'The Kinge is a bastard' to the said King Charles's dishonour.—On the bill a memorandum that Margery Gardner was remanded. G. D. R. . . . . Dec., 9 Charles I.

7 November, 9 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Islington on the said day, Harmond Sheppard late of the said parish yoman stole and led away a bay gelding worth twenty-five pounds, of the goods and chattels of William Bellamy gentleman. Found 'Guilty' Harmond Sheppard was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Dec., 9 Charles I.