Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1662

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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318-331

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1662', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 318-331. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66060 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1662

3 January, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of John Holder lath-splitter and John Rogers cannmaker, both of Ratcliffe Highway in Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Thomas Toomes of the same place victualler, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Toomes at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for that he hath most uncivilly and inhumanely beaten a female servant of his, being (as he himselfe confesseth) of the age of nineteene or twenty yeeres, and that with great knotted whipcords, so that (as upon the oaths of three severall persons being women of good repute) the poore servant is a lamentable spectacle to behold." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 13 Charles II.

10 January, 13 Charles II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd., on view of the body of William Cropp gentleman, there lying dead and slain; With Verdict that on the 9th instant Edward Brydall late of the said parish gentleman was making his way up Chancery Lane towards High Holborn, when the said William Cropp, having a sword drawn in his right hand assaulted the said Edward Brydall and with the said sword wounded him in the left arm, and then said "Why do you not draw ? If you will not draw I will cut you in peeces," whereupon the said Edward Brydall drew his rapier in self-defence &c., and that in the ensuing affray the said Edward Brydall for the preservation of his own life gave the said William Cropp with the said rapier a mortal wound in his breast, of which wound he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

13 January, 13 Charles II.—Order (made at G. Q. S. P. held at Hicks Hall) that two of the Justices of the Peace for Middlesex, dwelling in or near St. Clement's Danes' (one of the same Justices being of the Quorum) with the counsel and aid of the churchwardens and overseers for the poor and other most discreet inhabitants of the same parish raise by rate within the said parish the sum of four hundred pounds, for the finishing of a workhouse and providing a convenient stock, in and upon which the indigent poor of that parish may be "sett on work to worke to gain their living." S. P. Reg.

15 January, 13 Charles II.—Record of arraignment &c. of Ralph Taylor, Thomas Dell alias Dale, Thomas Anne, Benjamin Childerton, Thomas Cooke, John Oatley, Edward Ray, Alexander Browne, and Ellina Emmerson; with verdict of 'Not Guilty' in respect to Ellina Emmerson, and verdict 'Guilty' and sentence of death against all eight men, for the robbery of Sir John Scudamore K.B. and Bart. in the highway; and marginal minute of an Order that the four first-named men should be hung in Holborne. G. D. Reg.

15 January, 13 Charles II.—Record of the committal to gaol of five persons, to wit, Walter Finch, James Brooke, John Mann, James Itchill and George Tayler "for refusal to take the oath of obedience (sic): to remain in gaol until &c." G. D. Reg.

31 January, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Cooper late of the said parish taylor stole and carried off two velvett coates embroidered with gold and silver worth sixty pounds, and three-score yards of searge worth seven pounds and ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Charles the Duke of Richmond. Confessing the indictment, Thomas Cooper asked for the book and was branded. G. D. R., 14 May, 14 Charles II.

1 February, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Bladwell esq. J.P., of Thomas Browne silke weaver and Charles Feild cordwayner, both of Saffron Hill, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Sara Elmore of .... in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Sara Elmore at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for receiving of above forty shillings since Christmas last from the daughter of Richard Evans being but a child, giving her apples, sugar-cakes and naples-biscakes for the same, she the said Elmore having incouraged other children also after the like manner to pilfer from their parents both money and goods, and to change them with her for aples, sugar-plummes, chesnutts and the like." S. P. R., 17 Feb., 14 Charles II.

19 February, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Charles Pitfeild esq. J.P., of William Wallingworth inn-holder, William Bradley bricklayer, William Bray taylor, and Charles Deane yeoman, all four of Newington, and of Anthony Maunder inn-holder and John Oliver carpenter, both of Hackney, and of John Goddard and Robert Smith, both of Edmunton tanners, and of Paul Hunt of Tottenham gardner and John Savell of Hodgson tanner, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said ten bounden persons at the next S. P. for Middlesex at Hicks Hall, "to prosecute by inditement or otherwise give evidence against Charles Lord Buckhurst, Sir Henry Bellasis K.B., Edward Sackville esq., John Bellasis esq. and Thomas Wentworth esq., for felloniously murdering and robbing of John Hoppe tanner." S. P. R., 17 Feb., 14 Charles II.

24 March, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd., Paul Bucknam late of the said parish gentleman assaulted George Greene gentleman, and with a sword gave him in the right side of his body a mortal wound, of which he then and theredied instantly, being thus murdered by the said Paul Bucknam. Acquitted of murder, but found 'Guilty' of manslaughter, Paul Bucknam asked for the book and was branded. G. D. R., 14 May, 14 Charles II.

26 March, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Byde knt. J.P., of William Exelby and William Grately, both of Wentworth Street weavers, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Betts of the same street . . . . at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for affronting and abusing Mr. William Meggs a gentleman of qualitie with provokinge language, calling him knave, in the presence of" divers Justices of the Peace for Middlesex. S. P. R., . . . . April, 14 Charles II.

14 April, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Baber knt. J.P., of Joseph Bilcliff of St. Paul's Covent Garden gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Joseph Bilcliff at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to prefer an indictment and give evidence "against Edward Tupslye for embezeling of a certaine parcell of letters belonging to the Rt. Worshipfull Sir William Morris knt. one of His Majesties principal Secretaryes of State and other persons." S. P. West. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

19 April, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. about ten a.m. of the said day, Stephan Buckler late of the said parish labourer broke into the dwelling-house of James Butler esq. in Lincolnes Inne, and stole therefrom and carried away a paduasway cloake trimm'd with gold and silver lace worth seventy-five pounds, two cambricke bandes laced with Flanders lace worth twentythree pounds, and forty pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said James Butler esq.—Stephen Buckler was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 14 May, 14 Charles II.

9 May, 14 Charles II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Acton co. Midd., on view of the body of Joan Standberry, daughter of Michael Standberry of Hillingdon co. Midd. gentleman, there lying dead: With verdict that, on the 8th inst. in the said parish of Acton, the said Joan Standberry was journeying upon a certain gelding towards London, when Daniel Huske alias Huse late of Hammersmith yeoman, whilst driving a dray drawn by three horses and laden with barrels of beer, drove his horses against the gelding on which the said Joan was riding, so that she was thrown from her animal to the ground, and was struck on the head by the left wheel of the dray, with the result that through mischance she died instantly of the injury done to her skull, which was crushed by the wheel that passed over her.—Also, the indictment of the same drayman (styled in the document Hust alias Hurst) for the murder of the said Joan. The jury found him 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 3 June, 15 Charles II.

24 May, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Byron wife of William Byron late of the said parish labourer, stole and carried away a watch with a gold case worth twelve pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir Anthony Craven bart.—No clerical minute touching arraignment or consequences thereof. G. D. R., 20 Aug., 14 Charles II.

2 June, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Reynell knt. J.P., of John Ketch of Asheford co. Midd. clerk, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Edward Osbaldeston of Staynes yeoman and John Hubbard . . . ., in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Ketch at the next Q. S. P. for Middlesex at Hicks Hall in St. John's Street, to answer to what shall be objected against him by Martha Whitinge and others, who charge him "for the riotous and forcible breaking of the church doores of Asheford aforesaid and for speakinge of divers opprobrious and contumelious speeches against the present government of this kingdom, and in derogation of the Booke of Comon Prayer . . . ."—Also, on four other parchments, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J. P., for the appearance of Andry the wife of Reginald Pigg of Asheford aforesaid yeoman, Thomas Goodwin of Stanwell co. Midd. cordwayner, Frances Marshe of Asheford spinster, and Elizabeth Weekes of Staynes co. Midd. widow, at the same next Q. S. P. to answer for joining in the same riot &c. in Asheford church . . . ., 14 Charles II.

8 June, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, William Spence, Charles Latham, Thomas Field, Ralph Speed, John Bear, David Morris, William Robinson, Edward Tayler, Thomas Hobart and Peter Dixon, all ten late of the said parish yeomen, with divers unknown persons to the number of one hundred, unlawfully and tumultuously congregated and assembled themselves together under colour of performing acts of religious worship other than what is established in this kingdom by the laws of this kingdom of England. Charles Latham, Ralph Speed, John Bear, David Morris, Edward Tayler and Peter Dixon were found 'Not Guilty.' Found 'Guilty' by jury, William Spence was fined five pounds, whilst Thomas Field and Thomas Hobart were fined twenty shillings each. No clerical minute touching William Robinson. S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

17 June, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Thomas Player knt. J.P., of Richard Norgrowe of St. Gyles's-in-the-Fields vic tualler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of Daniel Clensy . . . . at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer his being taken in company with tenn more severall persons by the Guard belonging to the parish of Hackney, the last night betweene twelve and one of the clocke, about the house of one Jeremiah Howard, putting him and his family in feare by threatening speeches, thereby causing him to beate a drum to the great disturbance of the inhabitants thereabouts."—Also, on eight several parchments, Recognizances taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of eight other suspected characters, to wit, James Dooley, Humphry Compton, Henry Beale yeoman, Henry Ellston, Richard Norgrowe victualler, Thomas Brad way, John Slade and John Ellston, for being taken in company with Daniel Clensy, and contributing to the alarming midnight riot, which caused Jeremiah Howard of Hackney to beat his drum in the afore-described manner. S. P. R., . . . ., 14 Charles II.

26 June, 14 Charles II.—Records of the indictment and arraignment of Henry Fell, Mark Close, Roger Roberts, Benjamin Greenewell, Richard Burroughes, William Guppy, Nicholas Ware, Nathaniel Turner, Thomas Daford, Nicholas Wilson, Edward Stretch, James Inwood, Thomas Wilkinson, Thomas Hinton, Samuel Loveday, John Berry, Richard Ogle and William Carsewell, for being present at an unlawful assembly on 25th May ult.; and of John Griffith, Jonathan Jenings, John Bull and Robert Halsey for being present at an unlawful assembly on 13th inst. June; and of Randolph Roper and Samuel Hodgkin for being present at an unlawful assembly on . . . . On their arraignment all the aforesaid persons put themselves 'Not Guilty' on the country, with the exception of Mark Close, who said nothing. G. D. Reg.

29 June, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. William Dafforne, Thomas Mildman, John Todd, Robert Ayres and Thomas Thorneton, all five late of the said parish yeomen, with divers unknown persons to the number of fifty, congregated and assembled themselves together unlawfully and tumultuously, under colour of performing acts of religious adoration other than the religious worship established in this kingdom by the laws of England. Found 'Guilty,' all five culprits were fined in the sum of twenty shillings each. S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

4 July, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne on the said day, Thomas Betterton, James Noxe, Robert Noxe, Robert Turner, Thomas Lillistone, Mathew Medburne, Cave Underhill, Samuel Sanford, James Dixon, Joseph Price, Henry Harris and Francis Pavy, all twelve late of St. Clement's Danes' gentlemen, with divers unknown disturbers of the peace, riotously assembled together and assaulted Edward Thomas gentleman, and beat and maltreated him, and held him their prisoner for the space of two hours. Each of the twelve riotous gentlemen confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence, which fine he at once paid to the Sheriff of Middlesex. S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

6 July, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Andrew Raven, Randolph Emerson, Edward Aylsom, John Martin, John Pantwell, James Johnson, John Griffin, Nicholas Brooke, Henry Johnson and George Morris, all ten late of the said parish yeomen, with divers unknown persons to the number of fifty, unlawfully and tumultuously congregated and assembled themselves together under colour of performing acts of religious worship other than the worship established in this kingdom of England by the laws thereof. Edward Aylsom, John Griffin, Nicholas Brooke, Henry Johnson and George Morris were found 'Not Guilty.' No clerical minute touching James Johnson. Confessing the indictment, John Pantwell was fined forty shillings. Andrew Raven was found 'Guilty' and fined five pounds; being also sent to Newgate prison, till he should pay the fine and put in sureties for his good conduct. Found 'Guilty' Randolph Emerson was fined twenty shillings. S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

7th to 17 July, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken on one or another of said days or intervening days, before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, for the appearance of Richard Ogle of Whitechappell dyer, Robert Ayres . . . ., John Bull of Whitechappell . . . ., Edward Shawler . . . ., John Martin . . . ., and John Cowdray . . . ., at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to "answeare for being taken in an unlawful assembly, and for refuseing to take the oath of alleageaunce." S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

8 July, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Pancras co. Midd. on the said day, Renaugh Menell gentleman, Charles de Vendosne (sic) de la Fontaine gentleman, De la Rue . . . . gentleman, Du Chatto . . . . gentleman, all four late of the said parish, assaulted Philipp Villeneive (sic) gentleman, and that the aforesaid Renaugh Menell with a sword then and there gave the said Philipp Villeneive in the right part of his body between the short ribs a mortal wound of which he then and there died instantly, being thus murdered by the aforesaid four culprits. Putting themselves on trial at Session 8 Oct. 1662, Renaugh Menell and Charles de Vendosne (sic) de la Fontaine were found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 20 Aug., 14 Charles II.

9 July, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Nathaniel Snape esq. J.P., of Easter Bellieu widow and Richard Evans butcher, both of Saffron Hill, and Thomas Symes of St. Pulchre's London . . . ., each of the three in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Easter Bellieu's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for the speakinge these wordes, vizt., That His Majestie entertaynes none but vagabonds and roagues." S. P. R., 18 July, 14 Charles II.

10 July, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Joseph Ayloffe esq. J.P., of James Ba . . . . de Pellinell of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields taylor and John Rogers of the Stable Yard at St. James's . . . . one of the groomes of His Highness the Duke of Yorke, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of De Berni, a French footman to His Highnesse the Duke of Yorke, at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer for beinge quarrellinge in the streets with drawne swords against one Mounsier Villeneue (sic) since slayne on the seaventh day of July."—Also, the Recognizances, taken on 11th Aug., 14 Charles II., before the same J.P., of Edward Evans of Perpole Lane in St. Andrew's Holborne tailor and Peter Maugre of Artillery Lane in St. Botolph's Bishopsgate London merchant, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Charles de Vendosme de la Fountaine, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Charles de Vendosme de la Fountaine at the next S. P. in Hicks Hall in St. John's Street, "to answer for beinge quarrellinge in the streets with drawne swords against one Mounsier Villeneue, who is since slayne, on Monday the seventh day of July." S. P. R., 18 Aug., 14 Charles II.

20 July, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Thomas Serle of St. Bride's London oylman and Thomas Lathwell of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields tallow-chaundler, in the the sum of twenty pounds each, and William Ralph of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Ralph's appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer for being with others "unlawfully assembled on the Sabbath-day . . . . under a pretence of joyninge in religious worship."—Also, Recognizances, taken before same J.P. on divers days of July and August, 14 Charles II., for the appearance of George Beard of St. Paul's Covent Garden poulterer; James Hollinpreist weaver, John Chamberlaine joyner, Thomas Lathwell tallow-chandler, all three of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields; Thomas Serle of St. Bride's London oylman; John Rix grocer, Richard Mansel victualler, and John Cuckoe blacksmith, all three of St. Margaret's Westminster; John Sturgeon of St. Margaret's Westminster grocer, and John Cawne of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields silk-weaver; William Bowden of St. Margaret's Westminster pewterer, and Richard Ansted of St. Margaret's Westminster matlayer, at the next G. Q. S. P. for the City of Westminster and the Liberty thereof, to answer for being taken at an unlawful meeting of persons assembled together on a "Sabath day . . . . under a pretence of joyning in religeous worship." S. P. West. R., 1 Oct., 14 Charles II.

1 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of William Tibbs of St. Jude's London stacioner and Augustine Dry of Christchurch clothworker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said Augustine Dry's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare for being taken at an unlawfull assembly, and refusing to take the oath of alleageaunce."—Also, Recognizances, taken before the same J.P. on one or another of the following days, to wit, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 31st July and 4th, 6th, and 8th Aug., 14 Charles II.; For the appearance of Thomas Hubbard of Stepney silke-weaver, George Hawkins of St. Mary's Overis weaver, John Reddall of Stepney carpenter, Joseph Stint of . . . ., Thomas Smith of St. Andrew's Holborne gunstock-maker, Samuel Loveday of . . . ., Hercules Richardson of Whitechappell . . . ., William Stone of Stepney . . . ., Joan Crosskeyes of Allhallowes Staining widow, Edward Bland of St. Giles's Cripplegate chandler, John Beere of Stepney . . . ., Thomas Shelton of St. Botolph's Algate porter, Thomas Langley of St. Andrew's Holborne . . . ., and William Williams of St. Botolph's Bishoppsgate . . . ., at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for being "taken at an unlawfull meeting and refusing to take the oath of alleageaunce."—Also, Recognizances, taken before Erasmus Moyse esq. J.P. on 31 July, 14 Charles II., for the appearance of Anne the wife of John Ralph of Edmonton laborer and Anne Johnson of Edmonton spinster, at the next S. P. for Midd. to answer "for being in an unlawfull assembly under pretence of joyning in a religious worship not authorized by the laws of this realme."—S. P. R., 18 Aug., 14 Charles II.

1 August, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborn co. Midd. on the said day, Christopher Feilding gentleman assaulted Thomas Walley (sic) gentleman, and then and there murdered him by giving him with a sword in the left part of his belly near the groine, a mortal wound of which he died instantly. Acquitted of the murder, Christopher Feilding was found 'Guilty' of manslaughter, whereupon he pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded.—Also, the Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in the said parish, for ascertaining the causeof death of the said Thomas Walley. G. D. R., 20 Aug., 14 Charles II.

5 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Arthur East of Blackwall in Stepnie headborough, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Arthur East's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment &c. "against Edward Williams, who is suspected to have stolen . . . . the sum of threescore pounds in silver currant monies of England, the which he saith he received from the hands of Lord Vaughan who is gonn into France, and he the said Edward Williams being his servant was to follow his said Lord."—Also, Recognizance, taken on the 9th of same August before the same J.P., of John Godolphin of St. Margaret's Westminster cornett to His Royall Highness the Duke of Yorke his Life-guard and John Brown of Blackwall ship-wright, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Godolphin and John Brown at the same next S. P. and G. D., to give evidence in support of the same indictment against Edward Williams." S. P. R., 18 Aug., 14 Charles II.

11 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of John Sumner of Three Tunn Alley in Petticoat Lane Whitechapple comb-maker, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Sumner's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment &c. "against Robert Phage, for that he contrary to and without the consent of parents, freinds or maister hath enticed and conveighed one Edmond Gregory (an apprentice to one Hugh Rogers) away, to be transported beyond seas to Virginia." S. P. R., 18 Aug., 14 Charles II.

14 August. 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Henry Jones late of the said parish broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Thomas Sydenham M.D., with intention of despoiling him of his goods. Henry Jones was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 20 Aug., 14 Charles II.

16 August, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on the said day, in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects, Henry Zouch late of the said parish esq. spoke and uttered these seditious words, to wit, "If Oliver were alive, I would fight for him before any man in England for money." G. D. R., 20 Aug., 14 Charles II.

18 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Thomas Sheparde shoemaker and Robert Childe leatherseller, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Edward Brownlow of the same parish gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edward Brownlow's appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer "for speaking these words, that he wished all the gentry in the land would kill one another, so that the comminalty might live the better." S. P. West., R., 1 Oct., 14 Charles II.

24 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of John Wilton, Thomas Blakesley, Robert Johnson and Thomas Browne, all four of the parish of Whitechappell, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said four bounden persons at Hicks Hall on Wednesday the 27th inst., to prosecute the law and give evidence against Henry Eyres, Christofer Browne, John Hide, Thomas Sturt, Thomas Hobart, Robert Cross, Thomas Bales, Edward Wade and John Frith "for being taken in an illegal meeting." S. P. R., . . . . Aug., 14 Charles II.

29 August, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Thomas Wells of St. Paul's Covent-Garden bodismaker and Thomas Eade of Hampsted bricklayer, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Robert Thornell at the next G. Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Middlesex, to answer for saying "that if the Kinge did side with the Bishops, the divell take Kinge and the Bishops too." S. P. West, R., 1 Oct., 14 Charies II.

26 September, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Thomasine Barley of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomasine Barley's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give evidence against Mary Greene the wife of Moore Greene, for speaking these wordes, 'A pox on all the Kings and she did not care a t . . . . for never a Kinge in England, for she never did lie with any."—Also, on the same file, other Recognizances for the appearance of divers persons at the same S. P., to prove the utterance of these seditious words by Mary Greene. S. P. R., 6 Oct., 14 Charles II.

1 October, 14 Charles II.—True Bills, on two several parchments, for not going to church &c. during eleven months against George Earl Bristall (Georgius Comes Bristall) and John Digby esq., both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. Clerical minute of 'Proclamacion' on each bill. G. D. R., . . . ., 15 Charles II.

8 October, 14 Charles II.—Record that, at the S. G. D. opened on the said day, George Greene, John Hepper, Mark Dawson, John Harris, William Howard, John Johnson, James Stanford, Richard Hollyer, Richard Jones, Thomas Nuttall, Mary Bolton, Mary Hare, Rebecca Davis, Elizabeth Williams, Richard Smith alias Nuttall, John Thomas, Charles Williams, Thomas Haddoway, Christiana Farmer and Thomas Button (twenty persons) all pleaded the King's special Pardon, and had it allowed to them by the Court under the condition mentioned therein, viz. that they and each of them be forthwith transported by the sheriffs of London and Middlesex to some English plantation, there to remain for ten years &c." G. D. Reg.

20 October, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. and . . . . J. P., of Thomas Piggot of St. Botolph's Algate gunsmith and John Wilkins of St. Katherine'snear-the-Tower glass-button-maker, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of George Morris at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answeare his being taken at an unlawfull meeting and refuseing to take the Oath of Alleageaunce."—Also, Recognizances, taken on 23 Nov., 14 Charles II., before the same J P., for the appearance of Samuell Loveday of Cree Church taylor at the same S. P. "to answeare for his being taken at an unlawfull meeting." S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

21 October, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Bales esq., J.P., of Theophilus Greenway of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman, and Thomas Gunn of Tuttle Street Westminster, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Gunn at the next S. P. for the Liberty of Westminster, "to answeare all such matters as on his Majesties behalfe shall be objected against him by John Tremaine esq., whom the said John Gunn had kept prisoner as a cavelleir, and for saying he was a Roundhead and would so continue." S. P. West., R., 8 Jan., 14 Charles II.

25 October, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of John Currey of London haberdasher, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of Rebecca Trevers wife of . . . . Trevers of London "wholesale tobacconist" at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to "answeare for her saying 'This Government will not last long' and other suspitious language tending to sedition." S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

5 November, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Nathaniel Snape esq. J.P., of Thomas Becket saylesman, Richard Neale clothyer and George Jesson carryer, all three of Little Tower Hill London, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Becket at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer the complaint of Thomas Holton the Elder, being charged by him for being a common frequenter and favorer of the Anabaptisticall unlawfull meetings, and for refusing to suffer Thomas Holton his apprentice to goe to devine servis, and jereing and derideing him for goeing to Church to heare the Common Prayer, and for that he refuseth to teach him his trade, and has given him unlawfull correction by pinching and cruelly beating him." S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

24 November, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before John Smith esq. J.P., of Robert Parratt of All-Hallowes-Lane silke-dyer and Thomas Fletcher of Chiswell Street locksmith, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of John Tirret at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for "being taken on Sunday being the 23rd of November at a conventicle and meeting . . . . under the pretence of religious worshipp, and there was preaching in a howse and did own himself to be a Fift Monarky Man and owneth no King but King Jesus and refuseth to . . . ."—Also, similar Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of William Latham at the same S. P., to answer for being at the same meeting. S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

24 November, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Christopher Slegg yeoman and Anne Cavileere (sic), wife of Isaac Cavileere laborer, both late of the said parish, assaulted and beat Thomas Beckford, so that his life was despaired of. Both culprits confessed the indictment and were each fined three shillings and four pence. S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

25 November, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of William Furbisher of Ratcliff Highway in Stepney cooper, and Thomas Lyne of Whitechappell gardener, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Cavaleer (sic), wife of Isaack Cavaleer of East Smithfeild laborer, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer the complaint of Thomas Beckford gentleman, who charges her and Christopher Slegg with dragging him by the hair of his head into a house "where, if some good people had not come and rescued him, he had been in daunger of some bodily harme." S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

8 December, 14 Charles II.—Calendar of prisoners committed to and remaining in the New Prison, exhibiting the names of the following persons, so committed for being taken in an unlawful assembly, to wit, Henry Salter, William Newell, Roger Bickerstaffe, committed by Sir John Robinson on 7th Sept.; William Pearson, Samuel Hodgskins, John Noddell, Arthur Watkin, Joakin Drinnge, William Gubby, Nickolas BIy, Zacharey Barden, Thomas Lam, John Wooldridge, committed by Sir John Robinson on 26th Oct.; Benjamin Mather, William Spencer, William Sparrey, Thomas Taylor, John Somerfeild, John Warner, committed by Thomas Lucy esq. on 15th Nov.; Hennery Ward and John Newton, committed on 23rd Nov.; Thomas Askree alias Eskrigg, John Cragg and Thomas Ayres, committed by Sir Reginald Forster on 30th Nov.; Samuel Walley and John Willoby, committed by Sir Reginald Forster on 7th Dec.; and John Boyce, committed by Sir John Robinson on 7th Nov. "for keepinge of a preechinge howse,"—in all, twenty-seven prisoners. S. P. R., 8 Dec, 14 Charles II.

10 December, 14 Charles II.—Record of the committal to prison, there to remain without bail until &c., for refusing to take the Oath of Obedience (sacramentum obediencie) of the following persons, to wit, Walter Benthall,* George Mayo,* Jeremiah Ansell,* Richard Peake,* William Bordall, Michael Smith, John Phillipps, Richard Wilkinson,* John Wharton,* John Woodward,* John Mason,* George Picke,* Francis Hawkins,* William Paine,* Joseph Wallen alias Walley,* Nathaniel Ofeild,* Robert Barley, Thomas Jackman, Robert Winn, Francis Brankley,* Thomas Gibbons,* William Browne,* William Owen,* Thomas Orchard,* John Neale,* Philip Taylor,* Thomas Greene,* George Parker, Thomas Fisher,* Thomas Godfrey,* George Challener,* William Oldham, William Ditch,* Richard Gay,* John Hamden,* Anthony Brumpton, William Beersley,* William Thomas,* Hugh Napper,* Henry Perkins,* John Clarke,* William Chadway,* William Dangerfeild,* Edward Bone,* John Hill,* John Riddall, Richard Day,* Richard Goodman,* John Lucas,* John Todd,* John Brice,* John Smith,* Daniel Fleming,* John Blakeley,* Thomas Smith,* John Done,* Thomas Wine,* John Stree,* Joseph Jordan,* John Eastgate,* John Cooke,* Thomas Lloyd,* Thomas Rawson,* Thomas Pofford,* Thomas Fowler,* Nehemiah Wallington,* Mary Finch,* Thomas White,* Robert Goffe,* Henry Salter,* William Newell, Roger Bickerstaffe,* William Grubble,* Nicholas Blith,* John Wooldridge,* Benjamin Mathewe,* Peter Dixon,* William Brend,* Humble Thacker,* Jonathan Jenings, John Griffith, William Spence, Andrew Raven,* Joshua Hincks* and William Warwicke.*—All the names, against which asterisks are placed, appear amongst the names of the persons, who were delivered by proclamation at the next Session of 14 Jan., 14 Charles II. G. D. Reg.

14 December, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Byde knt. J.P., of John Chare of Wood Street London mealeman and Owen Lavender of Shoreditch frame-work-knitter, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Cowper at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer being taken with divers others at a private meeting on the fowerteenth day of December 1662 being the Lords Day contrary to the lawes of this kingdome."— Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of William Wharton of Fore Street in St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate London upholster, Robert Cooke of St. Martin's-leGrand London barber, Thomas Atwood of Spittlefeilds silver-spinner, and Cornelius Hathaway . . . ., at the same S. P., to answer to a like charge. S. P. R., 12 Jan., 14 Charles II.

19 December, 14 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Valentine Hand of Hare Alley St. Leonard's Shorditch silkweaver, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Valentine Hand at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment "against William Downes and William Almond, for that they did by enticeing words seduce one John Fletcher of the age of fourteene years or thereabout, being an appren tize of the said Valentine Hand, .... and carried him to a ship to be conveyed to some of the Hands beyond the seas &c." S. P. R., 12 Jan., 14 Charles II.