Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1657

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1657', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 256-268. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66053 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1657

6 January, 1656/7.—True Bill that, at Giles's-in-the-Feilds co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Lyon and Daniell Payne, both late of the said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the dwellinghouse of the Right Hon. Lionell Earle of Middlesex, and stole and bore away therefrom six iron bars worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Lyonell Earle of Middlesex. Both culprits were found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 14 Jan., 1656/7.

7 January, 1656/7.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Byde esq. J.P., of William Pearce taylor and John Kent barber, both of Giles-inthe-Feildes, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Charles Rumford at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being taken by George Dowding one of the Headboroughs of Shorditch about midnight in his watch in the company of others as daungerous and suspitious persons, having severall disguises about them as vizors, perriwigs and some kinde of womens apparell; there being one robbed in the fields adjacent the same night a little before, and a house besett the night before at Hackney."—Also, seven other similar sets of Recognizances, taken before the same J.P. on the same 7 th Jan. or on the next preceding day, for the appearance of Thomas Pearce, Thomas Pearce the younger, Moses Pearce, Henry Pearce, Jeremy Wood, Charles Lacy and George Haies at the same next S.P., to answer for having been on the same occasion under the same suspicious circumstances by the said George Dowding. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 1656/7.

11 January, 1656/7.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Edward Bleadsoe of St. Gieles's Cripplegate chandler and Edmund Roodinge of Leonard's Shoreditch chandler in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Robert Morgan of the parish of St. Gieles Cripplegate scrivener, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Robert Morgan's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for beinge drinckinge in a stronge-water shoppe upon the saboath day in sermon-time." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 1656/7.

28 January, 1656/7.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P., of Edmond Jonson of Chicke Lane victualler, William Hudson of Saffron Hill button-maker and Anne Welding of Sepulchre's parish widdow, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Welding at the next S. P. to be holden for Middlesex at Hicks Hall, "to answer the complaynt of Roger Maydley whoe accuseth her for assisting one Anne Lawton to intise and inveagle William Nicholis his covenant servant away from him to transport him beyond sea."—Also, similar Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of the said Anne Lawton at the same S. P. to answer &c. in the same matter. S. P. R., . . . ., 1656/7.

10 February, 1656/7.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Byde esq. J.P., of John Hutchinson of Gravell Lane weaver and Edward Rawlins of Bishopsgate Street London weaver, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of John Clarke at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer the complaint of Richard Rawlinson headborough of Bethnall Greene for bringing and causing a cocke to be whipt in the feildes on Shrove Tuesday, whereby a great multitude of people were unlawfully and riotously assembled, by whom the said officer and his watch was dangerously resisted and opposed."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of Robert Harris of Gravell Lane weaver and William Jefferies of Hogg Lane weaver, at the same S. P. for Midd., "to answer the complaint of Richard Rawlinson headborough of Bethnall Greene for being taken amongst divers others unlawfully and riotously at a Cockwhipping on Shrove Tuesday, by whom the said officer and his watch were dangerously resisted and opposed." S. P. R., . . . ., 1656/7.

31 March, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Solomon Smith esq. J.P., of Kenellum Fitz-Hughes of Katherin's tobacconist, James Goodwin of Shadwell merchant-tayler, Henry Anderson of the Minories tayler, and William Redman of Algate vintner, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of George Sanderson at the next S. P. for Middlesex; "To answer to what shall be objected against him by Ralph Gardner, hee being suspected to live incontinently with Margarett Turner and alsoe to be an enemie of this Common Wealth, for that he hath seduced and converted a protestant to become a popeish Preist, hee being alsoe a man of evill life and conversation." S. P. R., 6 April, 1657.

31 March, 1657.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Feilds co. Midd. on the said day, Daniel Paine late of the said parish labourer stole and bore away four gilt-leather chaires worth twenty shillings, "one iron frame for a garden rolle" worth ten shillings, and one pickeaxe worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Francis Allen esq. Confessing the indictment, Daniel Paine asked for the book, read it, and was branded. G. D. R., 14 Oct., 1657.

18 April, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of John Townsend of Bakers' Arms Alley in Rosemary Lane in Stepney porter and Thomas Alcook of Krookvergness in Morgans Rents in Stepney tailor, in the sum of . . . . each; For the appearance of Christopher Waters musitioner at the next S. P. for Middlesex to answer &c. "for that hee liveth loosely and idlely, going up and downe from Alehouse to Alehouse, and from Tavern to Tavern to play upon organs and virginalls which are prepared in sundry such houses to delight persons that live loosely and ungodlily to the great dishonour of God; and was also this night last past (there being a privat search issued forth) found lodging in the suspected house of one Jane Fox, that is knowen to keepe great disorders by lodging and keeping both young men and women in her house, to the great disturbance of her neighbours." S. P. R., 12 May, 1657.

24 April, 1657.—True Bill that, at Buttolph's-without-Algate co. Midd. on the said day, Jonas Antherson late of the said parish grocer spoke in the presence and hearing of divers people certain slanderous and provoking words to and against Nicholas Cooper, to wit, "Thou art a spirit, thou hast spirited a maide to the Barbadoes . . . . and I will call thee a spirit, till thou dost vindicate thy selfe."—No clerical minute touching arraignment or consequences thereof.— Broken Files.

1 May, 1657.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. on the said day, George Martyn and . . . ., both of the said parish, stole and carried off two gold rings sett with diamonds worth forty shillings, one gold ring sett "with an amatist" worth ten shillings, and one other gold ring sett with a yellow stone worth . . . . shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Lord Peters.—Both culprits were found 'Not Guilty.'—Broken Files.

4 May, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of William Graves and Godfrey Vale, both late of James's Clarkenwell tailors, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Sarah Sharp at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere all such matters as shall be objected against her by Katherine Wall, for violently assaulting her, tearing her by the hair of her head, and byting of her arm, as also for that she is a common taker up of children, and a setter to betray young men and maydens to be conveyed into shipps, and as it hath been proved on oath before me, that she confessed to one Mr. Guy that she hath at this time fower persons aboard a ship whereof one is a child about eleven years of age, all to be transported to forrain parts as the Barbadoes and Virginia." S. P. R., 12 May, 1657.

9 May, 1657.—Recognizance, taken before Sir (sic) John Barkstead knt. Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of William White of Well Alley on the Green Bancke in Stepney co. Midd. labourer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of Anne White, wife of the said William White at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for uttering certaine scandalous and malitious speeches against His Highnesse the Lord Protector viz. that she cared not for the Lord Protector and would that Cromwell and all his souldiers were hanged." S. P. R., 12 May, 1657.

8 June, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P., of Thomas Becke of Holborne cordwinder and Anne Golding of Westminster widow, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of Susan Harrison at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answer the complaint of Edmond Coverly for disturbing the Committee att Ely House and taring him by the haire of his head."—Broken Files.

29 June, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of John Driver and William Wilkinson both of Wappin in the parish of Stepney, and of William Coapland of Wappin in the parish of Whitechappell co. Midd., all three mariners, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the three aforesaid mariners at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to preferre one bill of inditement and give in evidence against John Locksmith of the parish of Stepney marriner, touching his speaking of scandalous and abusive words against His Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, and the Parliament." S. P. R., 11 Aug., 1657.

23 July, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Pepys esq. J.P., of Bernard Holborne victuailer and William Rigdgely taylor, both of St. Gyles's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of John Williams at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall.—Other bills of Recognizance in this file are signed by the same Justice of the Peace, 'Tho: Pepys.' S. P. R., 11 Aug., 1657.

23 July, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt. Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Alexander Horwood . . . . and Richard Proud merchant, both of the Liberty of the said Tower, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Richard Pew of . . . ., in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said Richard Pew's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for saying severall times it were noe matter if the Citty of London were burnt with fier." S. P. R., 11 Aug., 1657.

28 July, 1657.—True Bill that, at Redburne co. Hertford on the said day, Edmund Lloyd late of St. Martyn's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. on the said day assaulted John Parsons esq., and with a pistol charged with gunpowder and two bullets gave the said John Parsons in his right knee a mortal wound, of which he died on 2nd August then next following, at St. Martyn's-in-the-Feildes aforesaid, being thus killed and murdered by the said Edmund Lloyd. Found 'Guilty,' Edmund Lloyd was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 19 Feb., 1657/8.

1 August, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Loton esq. J.P., of Jervis Jones of Clifford's Inn gentleman and Robert Mildemay of St. Bride's parish gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of John Baker, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to be holden at Hicks Hall, "to answer the complainte of Walter Scot for enticinge and carrienge away of his wife on shipp-board intendinge to sende her to the Barbadoes." S. P. R., 11 Aug., 1657.

3 August, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Jeffrey Watson esq. J.P., of John Mathewes of Mallerds Greene in the parish of Homechurch co. Essex gentleman and William Edwards of St. Giles's-in-theFeildes co. Midd. cordwayner, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Edward Mathewes of the Middle Temple London, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Edward Mathewes at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer to what "shall bee objected against him by George Tomson of Chancery Lane for the counterfeiting an Order from his Highnes whereby he hath cheated him the aforesaid Tomson of a sum of money." S. P. R., 11 Aug., 1657.

10 August, 1657.—True Bill that, at Martin's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. on the said day, James Fletcher, Jervas Jones and Thomas Gibson, all three late of the said parish gentlemen, made a certain false and counterfeit writing on parchment, in the forme of an order of the Council of State at Whitehall, bearing the date of the said day, and counterfeited the names of the Rt. Hon. Henry Lawrence President of the Council of State and John Thurlow esq. Principall Secretary of State in the same false writing, running in these words, to wit, "By the Councell at Whitehall, Whereas it is thought most convenient and very necessary for the service of the Commonwealth, that from henceforth there [be] a Surveyour-Generall for the customes and excise ordained and established in Ireland, Bee it ordained-and these are to ordain and establish James Fletcher gentleman Surveyour-Generall of the affaires of Custom and Excise in Ireland, And the said James Fletcher heereby hath power from and after the nine-and-twentieth day of September next to require an accompt from all Collectors Cheques Masters (?) Searchers and others ymployed in any buissnes upon the accompt of customes or excise in the nation of Ireland and to examine the same and wherein he shall finde any default or fraude to the Commonwealth, hee hath and is heereby impowered to proceede to examinacions of witnesses and retorne the said examinacions to the Barons of the Exchequer in Dublin, And it is further ordered that [if] upon search of the said accompts hee the said James Fletcher shall finde that any merchant or other hath made false entrys or by the remissnes of the officers in any of the said portes [he is] then to proceede against them according to the lawes in that behalf provided, It is further ordered, that the said James Fletcher shall [have] and heerby hath power to seize all goodes whatsoever to be exported out or imported into the nation of Ireland which are shipped or landed without payment of the dutyes of Excise and Custom, And for the better managinge and carryinge on of the said buissnes and trust reposed in him, It is ordered that the said James Fletcher shall heerby have power to imploy three or more if need require deputies under him, for whose fidelity and trust hee is to be responsible, and the wages and sallaries of the severall officers ymployed by him to be apporcioned as followeth . . . . for one who shall be by him ymployed as a . . . . eighty pounds per annum and the rest fiftye pounds per annum . . . . &c.," and that having thus fabricated the same false and counterfeit writing, with the false signatures of Henry Lawrence and John Thurlow subscribed thereunto, the same James Fletcher, Jervas Jones and Thomas Gibson afterwards on the same aforesaid 10th day of August and in the same aforesaid parish of Middlesex put a seal of wax, resembling the seal of the said Councell of State, to the said spurious and counterfeit writing, in order to deceive cozen and damage the said Lord Protector. A clerical minute at the bill's head certifies that James Fletcher "confessed the indictment."—Broken Files.

13 August, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt. Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Clement Halsey of the Tower Liberty gentleman and Giles Gall of Poplar co. Midd. vintner, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Stephen Hamocke of the said hamlett of Poplar mariner, in the sum of eighty pounds; For the said Stephen Hamocke's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for being suspected to have seduced and inticed Richard Deverell aboard his ship and feloniously to have transported him and sold him beyond sea contrary to his owne or friends or parents consent." S. P. R., 17 Sept., 1657.

20 August, 1657.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Feilds co. Midd. on the said day, Dennis Harmoratt alias Crosse late of the said parish laborer stole and bore away "one prospective picture to the value of forty shillings of the goods and chattels of one Thomas Bate." Dennis Harmoratt alias Crosse was "at large." G. D. R., 14 Oct., 1657.

22 August, 1657.—True Bill that, at Andrewes Holborn co. Midd. on the said day, John Harris and William Hack, both late of the said parish labourers, broke into the dwelling-house of Henry Stanley doctor in phisicke, and stole therefrom and carried off four silver spoones worth twenty shillings, and one cawdle cupp worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Henry Stanley. Found 'Guilty,' both culprits were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 14 Oct., 1657.

24 August, 1657.—Recognizance, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of Robert Morris of Stratford Lancton co. Essex mariner(?) in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Morris at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "then and there to prefer or cause to be preferred one bill of inditement and to give evidence against Stephen Muckishove now prisoner in Newgate touching the suspicion of felony whereof he stands charged, in assaulting him the sayd Robert Morris in the highway with a drawne knife in his hand, stopping his horse and pulling the sayd Robert Morris off from his horse, then beating him and endeavouring to take away his life." S. P. R., 12 Oct., 1657.

28 August, 1657.—Recognizance, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of William Walgrave of St. Ghiles's Cripplegate taylor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Walgrave's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give in such evidence as he knoweth against John Timberlye now prisoner in Newgate, touching the trespasse whereof he stands charged in goeing about to trappan one William Raineborough esquire, by falsely pretending he dranke a health to King Charles and forced others soe to doe, and since endeavouring to compound the same for three-score pounds." S. P. R., 12 Oct., 1657.

1 September, 1657.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. on the said day, Anthony Bradshaw late of the said parish laborer made of copper brasse tinne and other mixed mettalls certain false and counterfeit moneys in the likeness of lawful and current moneys, to wit, tenne coynes in the likeness of King Charles halfecrownes, and ten other pieces of false money in the likeness of the lawful and current money of England called "the Commonwealth of England's halfe-crownes." Over Anthony Bradshaw's name at the bill's head appears the clerical minute, "Puse not guilty nor did fly &c." G. D. R., 14 Oct., 1657.

2 September, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Loton esq. J.P., of James Smith of "Horslye Downe Staires in St. Olives parish laborer" and John Rayman of the aforesaid Horslye Downe Staires glover-dresser, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Merian Watson at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer the complainte of Mary Vale for inticeinge and carrienge of her away on shipp board and sellinge of her to one that would carry her to the Barbadoes." S. P. R., 17 Sept., 1657.

5 September, 1657.—True Bill that, at Fulham co. Midd. on the said day, Katherine Evans late of the said parish widow "being a common witch" practised witchcraft &c. upon and against Thomas Kerby an infant, so that the said Thomas Kerby from the said 5 Sept. untill the 5th of December then next following "in his body was wasted pined and consumed." Over Katherine Evans's name at the bill's head appears this clerical minute, "Puse not guilty nor did flye."—Broken Files.

15 September, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before William Robinson esq. J.P., of Samuell Washington "at the Rose and Crowne" in Giles's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. . . . ., in the sum of forty pounds, and of Henry Hopkins of the said parish victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Samuell Washington at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer a charge of assaulting Thomas Collins and Elizabeth London of the parish of Giles-in-theFeildes. S. P. R., 17 Sept., 1657.

28 September, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt. Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Christopher Petty carpenter and Michael Baker yeoman, both of Clement's Danes' co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Dorothy Isaack of the said parish spinster at the next G. D. for Middlesex "to answer what shalbe then and there objected against her by J ohn Power . . . ., for confederating with those that are seditious and dangerous persons in reference to His Highnes and the Common Wealth, and that have threatened his life, and with drinking a health to the Confusion of his said Highnes the Lord Protector." S. P. R., 12 Oct., 1657.

5 October, 1657.—Order and decree, made by the Justices of Peace for Middlesex, assembled in General Quarter Sessions at Westminster, declaring null and void a certain contract of marriage made between Anthony Lowther, son and heir of Robert Lowther deceased late of London esq., and Bridgett Fleetewood daughter of James Fleetewood D.D., on evidence that the said Anthony Lowther, at the time of making the contract, was not competent by age to make a matrimonial contract. S. P. Book.

5 October, 1657.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Bucke late of the said parish laborer broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Francis Harman, and stole and carried away therefrom one silver tankerd worth seven pounds, one silver salt worth six pounds, fourteen silver spoones worth three pounds and ten shillings, one silver drinking bowle worth fifty shillings, one silver whistle with a corall and a silver chaine worth thirty shillings, two gold rings worth fifty shillings, "one gold ringlet with a ruby" worth ten shillings, . . . ., and thirty pounds in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Francis Harman. Found 'Guilty,' John Bucke was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 14 Oct., 1657.

7 October, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of Thomas Kempe of Southwarke in Surrey currier, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of William Knowles of Sepulchres co. Midd. victualler and Launcelott Pickeworth of Bartholomewes the Great London taylor, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said William Knowles at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for being taken the last Lord's Day in sermon tyme in the house of Edward Dunn executioner with three more notorious thieves some of them formerly burnt in the hand." S. P. R., 12 Oct., 1657.

9 October, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before John Hooker esq. J.P., of John Hinde of Peter's parish Cheapside London esq. and Augustine Jole of Blackfriers London merchant, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of James Tompson of Peter's parish aforesaid merchant, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said James Tompson's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for assaulting Ignatius Robinson of St. Gyles-in-the-Feildes gentleman and refuseing to take the oath of abjuracion (although hee confesseth himselfe to bee a papist) and being chardged to have rescued Captaine Barto a Preist from the said Ignatius Robinson." G. S. P. R., 12 Oct., 1657.

10 October, 1657.—True Bill that, at the parish of Martin's-in-theFeilds co. Midd. on the said day, John Routh late of the said parish gentleman made a certain counterfeit and false writing in paper, "in the forme of an order in the name of the Lord Protector and directed to the Farmours in Commission for collectinge the Excise of Beere Ale &c. in the citty of London and countyes of Middlesex and Surrey," ordering immediate payment to be made by them out of the moneys resting in their hands of two hundred and fifty pounds sterling "to Captaine John Routh the bearer of the said fraudulent and forged order, and Further that, having on the said 10th October counterfeited and forged the Lord Protector's Signe-Manuall and Privy Seal in the said fictitious order the same John Routh gentleman on the 13th day of the same October counterfeited and forged another spurious paperwriting "in the forme of a letter in the name of John Stone and directed" to the aforesaid Commissioners of Excise, and running in these words—"Gentlemen, By a messenger with an expresse from his Highnes and the Councell I now received order to accept of the above warrant from you for the payment of the above somme. I therefore order you to pay it out of the remainder of . . . . months rent, and I will strike itt off the talley with the 8,000£. you lodged this day. Make present payment, His Highnes being displeased at this gentleman's stay. Bringe this warrant and the acquittance with your remaining rent to your freind and servant John Stone." Over John Routh's name at the head of the indictment appears this clerical minute, to wit, "He confesseth it."—Broken Files.

17 October, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt. J.P., of Benjamin Chapman of Whitechappell labourer and Mathew Greene of Nightingale Lane co. Midd. labourer, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Katherine Whitehead alias Linsey widow at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for her uncivill carriage in going to bed to Collonell Sexby when she kept him in his sicknesse." S. P. R., 15 Dec, 1657.

19 October, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of Dennis Hayes porter, John Alcocke clerke, and Frauncis Tuttle porter, all three of Gyles's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Dennis Hayes at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speakeing of evill wordes against His Highnes the Lord Protector." S. P. R., 15 Dec. 1657.

22 October, 1657.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Crowley late of the said parish spinster "being a common witch and inchantress" practised witchcraft &c. upon and against Ellen Turner, the wife of Thomas Turner, so that from the said 22nd October "until the day of the taking of this inquisition to witt the fowerteenth day of December then next ensuing," by reason of the same witchcraft &c, the said Ellen Turner "in her body was wasted consumed pined and lamed." Over Elizabeth Crowley's name at the bill's head appears the clerical minute "Puse not guilty nor did flye." —Broken Files.

9 November 1657.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt. Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Thomas Heake of Greene Arbor in Sepulchres parish co. Midd. carpenter and George Brazill of Seacole Lane in the same parish joiner, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Katherine Danvers at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for having a girle or young mayd with her, which she profferred to sell demaunding a hundred pound for her, and afterwards would have taken fiftene shillings for her, and for suspition of being such a person that doth take up children and sell and convey them beyond sea." S. P. R., 15 Dec, 1657.

10 December, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of William Tokely marriner and Edward Hulsted lighterman, both of Stepney co. Midd. in the sum of fifty pounds each, and Richard Specke of Shadwell in Stepney aforesaid waterman, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Richard Specke at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "the complainte of Margarett Caser who accuseth him of selling hir onely son Thomas Caser and also of selling one Mihill Church (who was left to her charge—being two months) unto the Boatswaine of the ship John and Katherine to convey them therein to the Barbadoes." S. P. R., 15 Dec, 1657.

16 December, 1657.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Edmond Lloyd, Charles Pullen, John Potter, William West and Edmond Willis, all five late of the said parish labourers, stole and carried off three silver porrengers worth eight pounds, five silver spoones worth three pounds, one gold ring "with . . . . diamonds sett in it like a rose" worth twenty pounds, one gold ring with an emerald sett in it worth four pounds, three gold rings worth forty shillings, two hundred small pearles worth twenty pounds, one scarlett coloured cloth mantle laced with gold and silver lace worth five pounds, one blewe-sattin pettycoate laced with gold and silver lace worth five pounds, divers other articles of raiment duly described in the indictment, "one rapier with a massey silver hilt and handle" worth eight pounds, and one "horseman's pistoll tipt'd with silver" worth forty shillings, and "one pockett pistoll tipt'd with silver" worth thirty shillings &c. &c., of the goods and chattels of Benjamin Lannoy esq.— Found 'Guilty,' Edmond Lloyd was sentenced to be hanged; found 'Guilty,' Charles Pullen and John Potter pleaded their clergy and were branded; William West was found 'Not Guilty'; Edmond Willis was 'at large.' G. D. R., 19 Feb., 1657/8.

18 December, 1657.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Johnson, Edmond Willis and Rowland Meldrum alias Melburne, all three late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Charles Whitmore esq., and stole therefrom and carried off one silver tankard worth eight pounds, and seven silver spoones worth three ponnds, of the goods and chattels of the said Charles Whitmore, and one silver fruit-dish worth ten pounds, one silver salt-seller worth twenty pounds, one silver "colledge cuppe" worth ten pounds, two silver porrengers worth five pounds, one watch in a gold case worth twenty pounds, "one weddinge ringe of the value of thirty shillings," one gold ring "with nyne diamonds sett in it like a rose" worth fifteen pounds, "one gold ringe enameled with a deathes head in it" worth twenty shillings, and twenty pieces of "silver meddalls" worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir Charles Kemys baronett.—William Johnson and Edmond Willis were at large. No minute touching Rowland Meldrum. G. D. R., 19 Feb., 1657/8.

18 December, 1657.—Recognizances, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of John Barron and John Berry, both of Shadwell in Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of James Heale at the present S. P. for Middlesex now holden at Hickes Hall, "to answer such matters as shall be objected against him by John Russell one of the Headboroughs of Lymehouse in the countye of Middlesex aforesaid who with his watch tooke him about twelve of the clocke at night on the 16th of December instant, as he came out of the mudd then from the river of Thames side wading therein above the knees, being a suspicious person and would give noe account of his living, and what he did there." S. P. R., 15 Dec, 1657.

25 December, 1657.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Edmond Lloyd, William Worthinge, Charles Pullen, John Potter, Symon Steevens and William English broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Thomas Moore esq., and stole therefrom and bore away one Turkey piece of gold worth nine pounds ten shillings, four gold Portugues worth four pounds and ten shillings, one meddall of Kinge Charles and Queene Maryes worth three pounds and ten shillings, three double double Spanishe pistoletts worth nine (sic) pounds, nine double double Spanishe pistoletts worth thirteene (sic) pounds and ten shillings, forty-four double pistoletts worth thirty-two pounds, four double double gold ducketts worth seven pounds and fourteene shillings, "two thirty shillings peices (sic) of Kinge James gold" worth three pounds, "one thirty shillings piece of Queen Elizabeth's gold" worth thirty shillings, "one peice of gold called a Vespasian" worth twenty shillings, "twoe golden bulletts" worth three pounds and ten shillings, one gold ring with a diamond sett in it worth forty-five pounds, one gold watch with a gold case worth twenty pounds, one gold ring "with the picture of a crowe sett in it" worth three pounds and ten shillings, with divers other moneys and pieces of jewellery and divers articles of wearing apparel, of the goods, chattels and moneys of the said Thomas Moore esq., and . . . . &c. William English was at large. The other five culprits were found 'Guilty' and sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 19 Feb., 1657/8.