Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1644

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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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90-94

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1644', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 90-94. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66036 Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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1644

1 January, 19 Charles I.—Bill (ignored) that, at St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Tressam late of the said parish clerk, born in the kingdom of England, and after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 1 January, 19 Charles I., made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminary Preist" by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King &c.:—And that, on the said 1 Jan. in the said parish, knowing him to be such a priest as is above-said, Alsopp Crosse, late of the same parish gentleman, received, harboured, comforted and maintained the said Edward Tressam. G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

1 January, 19 Charles I.—Bill (ignored) that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, William Henderson (sic) late of the said parish clerk, born within the kingdom of England, and after the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 1 January, 19 Charles I., made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminary preist" by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King &c. G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

4 February, 19 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Le Trinitie Minories co. Midd. on the said day, Anne Symons spinster alias Anne Allsopp wife of David Allsopp laborer alias Anne Sutton wife of Thomas Sutton, late of the said parish spinster, having four pieces of counterfeit money resembling Kinge Charles shillings, and two other pieces of false money made in the likeness of Kinge Charles half-crownes, and knowing the same pieces of money to be false and counterfeit feloniously gave and uttered them in payment. Found' Guilty,' Anne Symons was sentenced to forfeit all her personal goods and her profits of lands during her life and to be imprisoned for life. G. D. R., 3 April, 20 Charles I.

20 March, 19 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Alice Becke and Elizabeth Connoway, both late of the said parish widows, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Honourable James Earl Carlile, and stole therefrom and carried away a silver salt worth ten pounds, eight silver spoons worth three pounds, eighteen pewter dishes worth three pounds, six "indusia" worth eight pounds, six pairs of boote-hose worth three shillings (sic), six collars called bandes worth six shillings, one pair of linen sheetes worth two shillings, with other articles, of the goods and chattels of the said James, Earl Carlile. Alice Becke and Elizabeth Connoway were 'at large.' G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

2 April, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Andrew Hall late of the said parish clerk, born within the kingdom of England, and after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 2 April, 20 Charles I., made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminarye Preist" by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King &c. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' on the country, Andrew Hall was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury, who did not retract. A foot-note certifies that the indictment was "found before le Justices of Oyer and Terminer" and "tried before the Justices of Gaol Delivery." G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

18 April, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Christofer Ultaghamp late of the said parish clerk, born within this kingdom of England, and after the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 18 April, 20 Charles I., made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminary Preist" by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained traitorously and as a false traitor of the said Lord the King. No clerical memorandum, touching arraignment or consequences thereof, appears on this bill G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.

10 May, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Huggett, late of the said parish spinster, alias the wife of John Huggett late of the same parish laborer, in order to bring the Parliament into hatred and contempt, spoke these words publicly in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "That the Parliament . . . . round-headed roagues and fitt for nothing but to set men in . . . . with one another; and a Poxe a God consume them all." Parchment greatly frayed and defaced. Mary Huggett was at large. G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

10 May, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate co. Midd. on the said day, John Platt late of the said parish yeoman, intending to bring the sacrament of baptism into contempt, spoke these words scandalously and maliciously in the presence and hearing of divers of the said King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "That to baptize an infant was to noe more effect then to baptize a catt or a dogge." No clerical minute touching arraignment or consequences thereof on this bill. G. D. R, . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.

10 May, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate co. Midd. on the said day, Susan the wife of John Platt late of the said parish yeoman, to the contempt and depravation of the sacrament of baptism, spoke scandalously and maliciously these words in the presence and hearing of divers of the lieges and subjects of the Lord the King, to wit, "That to baptize an infant was to noe more effect than to baptize a catt or a dogge." Susan Platt put herself 'Not Guilty' on the country. No record of judgment or verdict. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.

27 May, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Dunstan's-in-WestLondon co. Midd. on the said day, Joan Sherrard late of the said parish spinster, intending to overturn and disturb the government of the kingdom of England, and to bring the said King into hatred and contempt, spoke publicly these words against the King, to wit, "His Majestye is a stuttering foole," and further said, "Is there never a Felton yett living? If I were a man, as I am a woman, I would helpe to pull him to pieces." Joan Sherrard was 'at large.' G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

5 June, 20 Charles I.—Whereas William Hinderson (sic) by his peticion preferred to the Honourable Committee of Examinacions sheweth that, above six months since, he was committed to Newgate by the sayd Committee upon suspicion of beinge a Romish preist, wher he hath layne in a miserable condicion, beinge sixtye years of age and very much decayd in health, and an indictment being lately preferred against him for the sayd offence, the jury retourned an Ignoramus upon the same, therefore humbly prayed the sayd Committee to be pleased to give order for his transportacion beyond the seas, Whereupon the sayd Committee referred the sayd commission [? petition] to Mr. Recorder of London, to discharge the sayd peticioner if he thought fitt, And at this present Sessions the contents of the said peticion being made knowne unto this Court, It is thought fitt and soe ordered by this Court, That Sir Nicholas Raynton knt., one of the aldermen of the city of London, shall take good suretyes of the sayd Hinderson, that he shall depart this land. G. D. Reg.

26 July, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before William Mellish esq. J.P., of Thomas Senior gentleman and Christofer Smith taylor, both of Whitechapel, and Richard Hancocke of Ratcliffe yeoman, and Thomas Simpson . . . ., all four in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Benjamin Harmon at the next Gaol Delivery for London and Middlesex, "to answeare the complaint of Gilbert Norris, beinge suspected to have stolen from him out of the shipp called the Trades Increase three baggs of Virginia Tobacco to the value of twelve pounds or thereabouts. One of the said sackes full of tobacco was found in his custody." G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

4 August, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Endfeild co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Cope gentleman, Thomas Baily yeoman, William Edmondes yeoman, and Geoffrey Assell yeoman, all four late of the said parish, with bows and arrows and other apparatus for hunting broke into and entered without licence the King's park (parcum . . . . cum muro latericio inclusum, et pro preservacione damarum anglice deere usitatum, communiter vocatum Theobaldes Parke in Endfeild=a park enclosed with a brick wall and used for the preservation of deer, and commonly called Theobaldes Parke in Endfeild), and there unlawfully hunted, killed and took away two stags worth five pounds. Thomas Cope was 'at large.' Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Baily, William Edmondes and Geoffrey Assell were each sentenced to pay a fine of ten pounds, to be imprisoned for three months, and to put in sureties for good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.