Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1663

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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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331-336

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1663', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 331-336. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66061 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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1663

3 January, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Byde knt. and Charles Pitfeild esq. Justices of the Peace, of Robert Malbon and James Samwaies, both of St. Leonard's Shorditch silke-throwers, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Jeremie Eightshillings at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer his refusing to take the Oath of Allegeance before us, being tendred unto him."—Also, similar Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justices, of the same sureties in the same sum; For the appearance of Richard Russell at the same next G. Q. S. P., to answer for the same offence. S. P. R., 27 April, 15 Charles II.

15 January, 14 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, William Dillon, Thomas Sarsfeild, Richard Fanning, Walter Fitz-Gerrard, Laurence Clarke, George Willis, Richard Fitz-Simons, Peter Terrell and Gregory Burne, all nine late of the said parish gentlemen, assaulted Mathew Webb, and that the said William Dillon with a rapier gave the said Mathew Webb in the left part of his breast a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly, being thus murdered by the said William Dillon, and that the other eight culprits were present and aiding and abetting the said William Dillon to commit the said murder. Found 'Guilty,' William Dillon, Thomas Sarsfeild and Richard Fanning, gentlemen, were sentenced to be hung. Walter Fitz-Gerrard, Laurence Clarke, George Willis and Gregory Burne each produced the king's pardon. No clerical minute touching Richard Fitz-Simons and Peter Terrell. G. D. R., 18 Feb., 15 Charles II.

19 January, 14 Charles II.—Transcript on parchment of a certificatory letter dated on the said day by 'The President and Governors of the Corporacion for the poore within the Boroughes Townes and places of the county of Middlesex lying and being within the parishes mencioned in the weekely Bills of Mortality' to the Justices of the Peace for the said county, Certifying their need of eighteen thousand and eight hundred pounds for their worke, viz. 12,000£. for building of a workehouse, 2,000£. for materials of hemp and wooll to worke upon, 2,500£. for implements househould and household stuffe, 800£. for tooles and implements to worke, and 1,500£. for the wages of officers and servants for a year. S. P. R., 12 Jan., 14 Charles II.

26 January, 14 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Charles Pitfeild esq. J.P., of Barnaby Claydon brewer and William Boys gardener, both of Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of John Gilbert of the same parish gardener, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Gilbert's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answere to all such matters as shall be objected against him for saying the Commissioners of Sewers were all Knaves and Rouges." S P. R., 16 Feb., 14 Charles II.

7 February, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before George Marche esq. J.P., of Thomas Oyles cheesemonger and John Minterne scrivener, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Francis Moore at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for beinge with many more at a Meetinge and an Assembly where was one preaching to them, as was testifyed upon oath by the Churchwardens and officers of the parish of Stepney." S. P. R., . . . ., 15 Charles II.

10 February, 15 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, by falsely representing to Elizabeth Tame wife of Thomas Tame of the said parish cooper, that an infant was about to be baptized at the dwelling-house of Robert Wing in the said parish, when in truth there was no infant about to be baptized at the said house, Hanna Calcott late of the said parish spinster fraudulently induced the said Elizabeth to deliver to her, the said Hanna, a certain silver christening cup, two gallons of French wine called 'clarrett wine,' and two quarts of Spanish wine called Canary wine, of the goods and chattels of the said Thomas Tame and in the custody of the said Elizabeth Tame. Found 'Guilty' of obtaining the goods on false pretences, Hanna Calcott was fined twenty-four shillings and four pence, and committed to prison till she should have paid the fine. G. D. R., 18 Feb., 15 Charles II.

1 March, 15 Charles II.—True Bill against Anne Warden widow, Peter Wilkinson taylor, George Wildbore grocer, William Rowbotham taylor, William Smithson taylor, Paul Houldhouse shoemaker and John Deakins stacioner, all seven late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, for not going to church &c. for two months, beginning on the said day.— Also, True Bill for not going to church &c. for six months beginning on 1 March, 15 Charles II., against Henry Sadler late of Sunbury co. Midd. yeoman.—Also, True Bill against Jasper Lindsey glover, John Frith taylor and Francis Chickley glover, all three late of St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd., for not going to church &c. during two months beginning on 1 Aug., 15 Charles II.—Also, True Bills for not going to church &c. during six months beginning on 1 March, 15 Charles II., against Richard Wells of Ashford co. Midd. yeoman, Edmund Seares of Hampton gentleman; and George Best yeoman, Roger Cox yeoman, and Frances Gosling wife of Henry Gosling weaver, all three late of Harlington co. Midd.—Clerical memorandum of 'Proclamacion' on all these bills. G. D. R., 14 Oct., 15 Charles II.

12 April, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Player knt. J.P., of Edward Willmott and William Allistrey, both of Grayes Inn co. Midd. gentlemen, in the sum of ten pounds, and of John Hoyle, also of Grayes Inn gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Hoyles appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer the complainte of Thomas Steddle for misbehavinge himselfe in the parish church of Hackney duringe sermon-time by speakinge disgracefull words of the .... then preachinge, and disturbinge severall gentlewomen by uncivill language and threateninge the sayd Thomas Steddle for reproovinge him for soe doeinge." S. P. R., 27 April, 15 Charles II.

27 April, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Charles Pitfeild esq. J.P., of John Norman of St. Leonard's Shoreditch weaver and John Woode of the same parish tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Marke Michell at the next S. P. to be held at Hickes Hall in John Streete, "to answeare the complainte of the church-wardens and officers of the parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch in the county aforesaid, for making of a ryott upon the King's coronacion-day and disturbeinge and abusinge the ringers at the said church."—Also, similar Recognizances (on three several parchments) taken on the same day before the same J.P.; For the appearance of William Norman, William Hynett and William Hobson at the same next S. P., to answer for joining in and promoting the same riot. S. P. R., 2 June, 15 Charles II.

11 May, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Higgons esq. J.P., of Thomas Peacock of the Savoy .... and William Blackburne of the same place haberdasher; For the appearance of Josia (sic) Cole at the next G. Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, "to answer for that hee with severall other persons commonly called Quakers on the 10 of May instant met at a house in the Pall Mall in St. James' Feilds upon pretence of religious worship contrary to the Law in that case made and provided, hee the said John (sic) Cole being then and there found by the Constable actually as teacher or holder forth to the rest."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of Robert Lignes at the same G. Q. S. P., to answer for having been present at the same Quakers' Meeting." S. P. West., R., 10 July, 15 Charles II.

17 May, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken on the said day before Sir Richard Everard knt. J.P., for the appearance of Robert Brice, Morice Thomas, John Kirton, Robert Skiner, John Wright, James Awle, John Sturgeon, Richard Anstead, Thomas Fossett and Elizabeth Tisdell at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer for being "at an unlawfull assembly on the Lord's Day in the time of divine service contrary to His Majesties late proclamacion." The bills afford no evidence as to the vocation and social quality of the ten persons charged with attending a conventicle. S P. West., R., 10 July, 15 Charles II.

10 June, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Richard Everard knt. J.P., of Samuel Gilbert turner and Robert Grigory chandler, both of St. Margaret's Westminster, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Mary Lane the Elder and Mary Lane the Younger at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer "for forging of false certificates pretending to have the disease called the King's Evill, on purpose thereby to cheat his Majestie of his gold." S. P. West, R., 10 July, 15 Charles II.

15 July, 15 Charles II.—Record that, at the S. G. D. of the said date, Gilbert Clarke, Thomas Carver, William Claver, Alice Binney, Mary Wheatley, Thomas Peake, Richard Warner, Bridget Jarrow, Job Ryde, Joan Farr, Robert Slaughter, Elizabeth Budd, Mary Williams, Richard Page, John Demetrius, Samuel Taunton, William Jewell, Hugh Godfrey, John Humphreys, Thomas Tredway, Richard Turner, Lewis Jones and Thomas Nickson (twenty-three persons) pleaded the King's special Pardon, dated on the said 15th July, the condition of the pardon being that they and each of them shall within the space of two months go from England to the island or islands called "les Barbadoes" or to some part of America inhabited by the King's subjects, and will remain out of England for seven years. G. D. Reg.

10 August, 15 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, John Hoyle late of the said parish esq. assaulted Francis Torado junr., and murdered him by giving him with a rapiar in the left part of his belly a mortall wound, of which he died on the 16th day of the same month. John Hoyle was found 'Not Guilty.'—Also, the Coroner's Inquisition for the cause of the death of the said Francis Torado junr., in which document his surname is spelt Terrado, and the said Francis is styled 'watchmaker.' G. D. R., . . . ., 15 Charles II.

20 September, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Abell esq. J.P., of Thomas Maddock marriner and George Collins cordwainer, both of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. in the sum of forty pounds each, and William Preston of Shadwell aforesaid ship-caulker, in the sum of eighty pounds; For the said William Preston's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer to what shall be objected against him by Richard Wood of Rosemary Lane joyner, "who accuses him of deludeing and inticeing away his apprentice Isaac Bosse and causing his said apprentice to be conveyed downe to Gravesend, and there put on board the ship Golden Fortune outward bound for Virginia, with an intention to have had him transported, and deteining him on board the ship one whole weeke out of his sayd master's service."—Also, Recognizances, taken on 30 Sept., 15 Charles II., before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Mary wife of Dennis Andrus of Ratcliffe seaman at the same next S. P., to answer for being concerned in the same attempt to transport Isaac Bosse to Verginia. S. P. R., 8 Oct., 15 Charles II.

21 October, 15 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Nicholas Blay of Lymehouse in Stepney co. Midd. baker, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said Nicholas Blay's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to frame and prefer &c. a bill of indictment "against William Peirce (now a prisoner in the Gaol of Newgate) for treasonable and trayterous words by him spoken &c., to witt, saying that the King is a roague."—Also, Recognizances, taken before the same J.P. on 5 Nov. and 19 Nov., 15 Charles II.; For the appearance of Thomas Marriott of King Harry Yard near Nightingale Lane in St. Botolph's Algate gentleman; and of John Fletcher victualler, John Spense . . . ., William Spense husbandman, and William Ruston labourer, and Edward Bradway . . . ., all five of Beathnall Green in Stepney co. Midd., at the same next S. P. and G. D., to give evidence against the same William Peirce. S. P. R., 7 Dec, 15 Charles II.

23 October, 15 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, George Gery late of the said parish gentleman assaulted James Cliffe gentleman, and with a sword gave on the left papp a mortal wound of which he then and there died instantly, being thus murdered by the said George Gery. When the bill was found 'true,' George Gery was 'at large.' G. D. R., 14 Jan., 15 Charles II.

16 November, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of John Loake victualler and John Morgan porter, both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Elizabeth Wood, wife of John Wood of St. Margaret's in Lothbury in London tobacconist at the next Session of the Peace for the county of Middlesex, "to answer Mr. Johnson, constable of St. Gyles's-in-the-Fields, who tooke her late in the night in his watch at the Turnestyle Taverne in Holborne with a man in her companie, and she is a loose disorderly person."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the 19th of the same month before the same J.P., of the same two sureties in the same sum each; For the appearance of Elizabeth Harris at the same next S. P., to answer for being taken by Constable Johnson late in the night "at the Turnestile Taverne in Holborne."—Also, similar Recognizance, of the same two sureties, taken on 16 Nov., 15 Charles II., before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Gilbert Edwards of St. Peter's Cornhill London upholder at the same S. P., who was taken by Constable Johnson late in the night "at Turnestile in Holborne with two women in his companie of evill fame, and a man who drew his sword against the constable and made an escape &c." S. P. R., 7 Dec, 15 Charles II.

11 December, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Abell esq. J.P., of Thomas Tayler of Rosemary Lane in Whitechappell joyner and William Patrick of Tower Dock in the Liberty of the Tower of London chirurgeon, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of John Piddock of Stepney co. Midd. marriner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Piddock's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer to what shall be objected against him by Thomas Durham of Stepney weaver, "who accuses him of unlawfully transporting his Apprentice Roger Harris in the shipp William and Robert to the Barbadoes, and there selling him for a slave for sixteene hundred poundes waight of suger." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 15 Charles II.

25 December, 15 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Lucy esq. J.P., of Geoffrey Vale taylor and William Harris lynendraper, both of St. James's Clarkenwell, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Mary Ledger at the next G. D. for Middlesex, to answer "to what shall be objected against her by William Watson gentleman, Clark to His Majestyes Counsell and others, for receavinge of stolen goods." G. D. R., 14 Jan., 15 Charles II.