Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1676

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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70-75

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1676', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 70-75. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66083 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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1676

4 January, 27 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Smith and George Marshall, both late of the said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the church of the said parish and sacrilegiously took and carried away from the same church four silver flagons worth two hundred pounds, three silver-gilt bowls worth thirty pounds, and a silver-gilt challis with a silver-gilt cover worth thirty-five pounds, of the goods and chattels of the parishioners of the said parish, at that time in the custody of Henry Rogers and William Mathewes, wardens of the said church. Found 'Guilty,' John Smith and George Marshall were both sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 5 April, 28 Charles II.

8 January, 27 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, in a conversation had between John King late of the said parish yeoman and John Webb, one of the servants-in-ordinary of the said Lord the King, then wearing and clothed in one of the "livery coates" of the same king, the aforesaid John King, in the presence and hearing of very many of the same Lord the King's lieges and subjects, spoke these scandalous words "I do not valew the coate nor hee that gave it."—Also, a similar True Bill against John Lester, late of St. Margaret's Westminster laborer, for uttering the same scandalous words on the same day and apparently on the same occasion, to wit, "I doe not valew the coate nor hee that gave it," in disparagement of John Webb and in disesteem of his royal master. S. P. West. R., 7 January, 27 Charles II.

5 February, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Collier wife of Thomas Collier late of the said parish yeoman, alias Elizabeth Collier late of the said parish spinster, assaulted Sarah Price spinster, and afterwards on the same day conveyed her to a certain ship called The Rebecca, then lying in the river Thames, and afterwards transported her against her will to a certain place called Virginea in parts beyond sea, with intention of selling the said Sara Price for the advantage and profit of the aforesaid Elizabeth Collier. A clerical minute at the head of the indictment shows that Elizabeth Collier put herself on a jury; but the parchment exhibits no note touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 3 April, 28 Charles II.

20 February, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Eleanor Neale late of the said parish spinster, with the intention of murdering the Lady Hester Webb, put a poison called mercury in a certain cup filled with a drink called posset, and gave the drink so poisoned to the said Lady Hester and caused her to drink of it, so that the said Lady Hester forthwith fell sick and still remains sick of the said drink so poisoned, and so given to her in order to murder her.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same Eleanor Neale for administering a poison called mercury in the same manner and in the same parish to the Lady Katherine Grandison on 10 June, 28 Charles II., so that Lady Katherine forthwith sickened and still remains sick of the said poisoned posset, so administered to her in order to poison her.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same Eleanor Neale, for administering a poison called mercury in a cup of posset, in the same manner and parish, on 10 June, 28 Charles II., to a certain John Clarke, so that he forthwith sickened and still remains sick of the said posset so poisoned and given, in order to murder him. No minute touching subsequent proceedings in the case on either of these two indictments. S. P. West. R., 9 July, 29 Charles II.

29 February, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Hutton late of the said parish esquire assaulted Samuel Peachey gentleman, and slew him by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound on the right part of his body, of which wound he then and there died instantly. Richard Hutton put himself on a jury. No clerical note touching subsequent proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 5 April, 28 Charles II.

1 May, 28 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against George Willoughby yeoman, Henry Benson yeoman, and Elizabeth Cotty spinster, all three late of St. Margaret's Westminster. S. P. West. R., 2 October, 28 Charles II.

4 May, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Dorothy Preist the wife of George Preist late of the said parish milliner, alias Dorothy Preist late of the said parish spinster, assaulted her apprentice Elizabeth Davies, and then and there cruelly beat her over and beyond the limit of just correction and castigation, so that her life was despaired of. Dorothy Preist confessed the indictment and was fined twenty-six shillings and eight-pence, which fine she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 9 May, 28 Charles II.

8 May, 28 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before William Wood esq. J.P. on the said day, of John Kent of King's Street . . . . . in the sum of forty pounds, and of Launcelott Shanck laborer and Richard Rawlins architect, both of the said street, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the said John Kent's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer the spiriting of John Cressop aboard a ship, to transport him to Virginia against his will." S. P. R., 9 May, 28 Charles II.

11 May, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Northall co. Midd. on the said day, William Odell late of the said parish laborer assaulted his master Sir Christopher Eyre knt. William Odell on nth December pleaded 'Not Guilty;' but subsequently he confessed the indictment, and was sentenced to pay a fine of three shillings and four pence, which money he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 26 June, 28 Charles II.

1 June, 28 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Greenhill Dudley yeoman and John Vanlier victualler, both late of St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. S. P. West. R., 2 October, 28 Charles II.

20 June, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, Humfrey Gardiner late of St. Katherine's aforesaid yeoman assaulted Mary Sunderland spinster, and afterwards on the same day conveyed her to a ship lying in the river Thames, with intention of transporting her without her consent and against her will to the island of Jamaica in parts beyond the sea, and there selling her for his own gain and profit, and to her grievous loss. No clerical minute touching any subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 14 May, 30 Charles II.

20 July, 28 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Pulteney knt. J.P., of Thomas Vent of St. Margaret's Westminster barber and John Pendleton of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of Ellen Tracy at the next General Session of the Peace for the Liberty of Westminster, "then and there to answer to the complaint of the Overseers of the Poore of the Parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, for the laying of a young child at the Queenes Back-Staires in Whitehall, soe that the said childe was in danger of death, and likely to become a charge to the said parish." S. P. West. R., 2 October, 28 Charles II.

8 September, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that Thomas Gore late of St. Katherine's co. Midd. yeoman assaulted a certain Edward Meade on the said day, and against the will of the said Edward Meade conveyed him to a ship called The Charles, then lying in the river Thames, with the intention of transporting him without his consent in the same ship to Virginea, in parts beyond sea, and there selling the same Edward Meade for the gain and profit of himself, the said Thomas Gore. Thomas Gore put himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury. No clerical note touching later proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 28 Charles II.

1 October, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Michael Hurst late of the said parish yeoman and his wife Mary Hurst, alias Mary Hurst late of St. Clement's Danes' spinster, unlawfully took and carried away twenty pounds weight of butter worth ten shillings, three hundred eggs worth eighteen pence, one hundred orenges worth five shillings, one hundred lemons worth five shillings, a peck of oatemeale worth twelve pence, and forty shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of Elizabeth Ellary. On 12th Jan., 1676, each of the misdemeanants confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence. S. P. R., 11 Dec., 28 Charles II.

2 October, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd, on the said day, Mary Browne late of the said parish widow stole and carried off a scarlett cloth pettycoate laced with silver and gold lace worth fifty-five shillings, a serge pettycoate laced with silver and gold lace worth fifteen shillings, a lutestring skirt for a gowne worth fifty shillings, a muffe worth eight shillings and sixpence, a lutestring hood worth five shillings, a pocket-handkerchief worth eighteen shillings, a paire of kidds leather gloves worth eighteen pence, and a black silke scarfe laced worth twelve shillings, of the goods and chattels of a certain David Gwin. Found 'Guilty,' Mary Browne was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 25 April, 29 Charles II.

5 October, 28 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Edmond Berry Godfrey knt. J.P. on the said day, of James Barebone gentleman and Thomas Benboe gentleman, both of St. Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd., in the sum of three hundred pounds each, and of Anne Love of the said parish widow, in the sum of five hundred pounds: For the said Anne Love's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, and for her peaceful behaviour in the mean time towards all persons and more especially towards the Right Honorable the Lord Mohun. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

5 October, 28 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Edmond Berry Godfrey knt., of Anne Love of St. Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd. widow, Richard Foster of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields inn-holder, and James Barebone of St. Paul's Covent Garden aforesaid gentleman, in the sum of three hundred pounds each: For the appearance of Bridgett Burby at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, and for her peaceful behaviour in the meantime to all persons, and more "especially towards the Right Honorable the Lord Mohun." Signed, Edm. Godfrey. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

14 October, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney, co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Stilgoe wife of Jeremiah Stilgoe late of the said parish yeoman, alias Elizabeth Stilgoe late of the said parish spinster assaulted a certain Edmund Yates, and beat and maltreated him so that his life was despaired of. On 12th Jan., 1676, Elizabeth Stilgoe confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of three shillings and four pence, which she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

18 October, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd. on the said 18th Oct. (sic), 28 (sic) Charles II. Mary Knight wife of Thomas Knight late of the said parish yeoman, alias Mary Knight late of the said parish spinster, assaulted Elizabeth Seamer wife of Clement Seamer, and beat wounded and maltreated the said Elizabeth, so that her life was despaired of, and then and there unlawfully took from the said Elizabeth's person and carried away a silke scarfe worth twelve shillings, a silke hood worth six shillings and sixpence, a Scotchcloth handkerchiefe worth twelve-pence, and one paire of pattens worth sixteen pence. On 11th Dec, 1676, Mary Knight confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of six shillings and eightpence, which she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R. 5 Oct., 28 Charles II.

1 November, 28 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Edmond Berry Godfrey knt. J.P. on the said day, of Lewis Pare of St. Margaret's Westminster haberdasher, William Parks of the same parish gentleman, and Gabriell Jones of the same parish surgeon, in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds each, and Gervas Sutton (?) of the same parish gentleman, in the sum of five hundred pounds: For the appearance of the said Gervas Sutton at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer to such matters as on his Majesties behalfe shall then be objected against him by the Right Honble Lord Mohune, for assaulting the said Lord in his owne lodgings."—Signed, Edm: Godfrey. S. P. R., 11 Dec. 28 Charles II.

1 November, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that. at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, Abraham Alsopp late of the said parish yeoman kept divers hounds and beagles, and fed them on intestines of beasts and other putrid stuff, and still continues to keep and to feed them, so that the air was and is corrupted and infected. Abraham Alsopp pleaded 'Not Guilty' on 12th Jan., 1676; but he subsequently confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence, which he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

4 December, 28 Charles II.—True Bill against Robert Wilcox late of St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. yeoman, for keeping his dwellinghouse in the said parish in a disorderly manner, and there on the said day and at divers other times before and afterwards, for his unlawful gain and profit having and maintaining an unlawful game with painted cards, called "all fouers at cards." On 12th Jan., 1676, Robert Wilcox confessed the indictment, and was fined forty shillings. S. P. R., 11 Dec., 28 Charles II.

8 December, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields, co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Jordan late of the said parish yeoman assaulted one Edmund Ward, and beat and wounded him, and put his wrist out of joint. On 5th March, 1676, Robert Jordan pleaded 'Not Guilty,' but subsequently he confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence, which he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

12 December, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Lawrence Greenwood late of the said parish yeoman assaulted Dominick Melaghlin gentleman, and then and there unlawfully took and carried away a fowling-piece worth twenty-two shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Dominick. Lawrence Greenwood confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence. S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.

19 December, 28 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Samuel Morris late of the said parish yeoman, a person diabolically affected to the most serene Lord, our Charles the Second now King, in the presence and hearing of divers of the lieges and subjects of the said Lord King, spoke and uttered these scandalous words, to wit, "The King of England is no more then another man, nor he can doe noe more than you or I, and I myselfe am as good a man as he, and I have as good blood in my body as he in his body." On 12th Jan., 1676, Samuel Morris put himself on a jury, who found him 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 11 Dec, 28 Charles II.