Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1679

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1679', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 113-142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66086 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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1679

1 January, 30 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Margaret Jaques, wife of William Jaques of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman. On 14 July, 1679, Margaret Jaques pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell before two Justices of the Peace, of Thomas Flanderzee of Wentworth Street weaver, in the sum of forty pounds, and of two sureties, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the said Thomas Flanderzee's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. He did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of James Woodcock of Norton Folgate co. Midd. laborer and of two sureties: For the said James Woodcock's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Anne Pattyson of Callyes Buildings, Whitechappell, spinster, and of two sureties: For the said Anne Pattyson's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. She appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate, that she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at Hicks Hall before two Justices of the Peace, of Nicholas Beddingfeild of Anchor Street . . . ., and two sureties: For the said Nicholas Beddingfeild's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Anne Pattyson of Wapping, co. Midd. widow and of two sureties: For the said Anne Pattyson's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. She appeared and was discharged on producing a certificate that she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before two Justices of the Peace, of Garrett Bourne of Whitechappell gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of two sureties in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the said Garrett Bourne's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Luke Clayton of St. Katherine's co. Midd. laborer, and of two sureties: For the said Luke Clayton's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared on 28th April, 1679, when the matter was deferred, as it appeared to the Court that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Fennell baker and William Davis tynman, both of St. Clements' Danes' co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of Martha Fennell, wife of the said William Fennell, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." She appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Burrows wax-chaundler and William Davis tynman, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of Grace Burrows, wife of the said William Burrows at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." She appeared, and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Symon Fox esq., Peter Gumley cabinet-maker and William Dawes gentleman, all three of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of Nephinson Fox of the said parish gentleman at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

1 January, 30 Charles II. — Recognizances of Peter Gumley cabinet-maker and William Dawes gentleman both of St. Clement's Danes', in the sum of forty pounds each, and Symon Fox of the same parish esq., in the sum of fifty pounds: For the appearance of the said Symon Fox esq. at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." He appeared and was discharged on producing a certificate that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

2 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Ferdinand Vandinee, Joseph Vanandole and Peter Culvena, all three of Brick Lane in the hamlet of Bethnal Greene, tapestry-workers, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the appearance of Anthony Baker, John Phillipps, Bernard Croud, George Nemsdall, Peter Van Leestdael, Peter . . . ., Jasper Fuzee, Daniell Bosot, Gilonden Nemdael, James Nemdaell, William Vermeren, Giles Lewarder, Jasper . . . ., James Fandenewta, William Blowes, Martin Deffrent, and every of them ("they being suspected to be papists") at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. Peter Vanleestdael appeared and was discharged. No one of the others appeared. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

2 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of . . . . of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields silkeweaver at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate, that he had lately taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

2 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Anthony Clarke of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate cook and a suspected "papist," and of two sureties: For the said Anthony Clarke's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He came and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, on four several parchments, for the appearance of Robert Easty victualler, Christopher Engleton victualler, William Barcroft barber, and Thomas Charlesworth . . . ., all four of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. They all appeared and were discharged: Thomas Charlesworth, Robert Easty and William Barcroft being discharged, on producing certificates that they had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan. 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances for the appearance of James Bradshaw of St. Andrew's Holborne tailor and his wife Joan Bradshaw at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, each of them being a "suspected papist," James Bradshaw being bound in the sum of one hundred pounds, and his two sureties in the sum of fifty pounds each. James and Joan Bradshaw failed to appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances for the appearance of William Barer of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields barber and Robert Easty of the same parish victualler, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. Each of. them appeared, and was discharged, on producing a certificate that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Dominico Arigi of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West vitler and his wife Mary Arigi, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. They appeared, and were discharged on producing certificates that they had each taken the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Thomas Camwell of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields tayler at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. Thomas Camwell appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate, that he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Anne Paggitt, the wife of Francis Paggitt of St. Andrew's Holborne carpenter, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "shee being a reputed papist." She appeared, and was then committed (till next G. Q. S.) to the New Prison, for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance when it was duly offerered to her. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Fennell baker and William Baldwin victualler, both of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each, and Daniel Carey of the same parish gentleman, in the sum of fifty pounds: For the said Daniel Carey's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." He appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate that he had taken the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Houseman of Chequer Alley in St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate co. Midd., gentleman and "a reputed papist," and of two sureties: For the said William Houseman's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Perkins gardener and Richard Price cooper, both of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of Rose Scudamore a suspected "papist" and the wife of Stephen Scudamore at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. She appeared, and was discharged on producing a certificate that she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Elizabeth Chilmaid of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate spinster and a suspected "papist," in the sum of twenty pounds, and of two sureties, in the sum of ten pounds each: For the said Elizabeth Chilmaid's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. She appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

3 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of James Willimott of Duke Streete in St. Clement's Danes' physician (medicus), in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of Edward Norman of "le Harrowe" in Gray's Inn Lane . . . . and Francis Roberts of St. Mary's Savoy cordwayner, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the said James Willimott's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace, to answer &c. for "being suspected to be a popish recusant." S. P. West, R., 7 Jan., 30 Charles II.

4 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Lambert of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate dyamond-cutter and a suspected "papist," and of two sureties: For the said John Lambert's appearance at the next Session of tne Peace for Middlesex. He appeared, and was redelivered to bail. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizance of Roger Turner of St. Andrew's Holborne . . . . in the sum of twenty pounds, for the appearance of his wife, Elizabeth Turner, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. for "being a popish recusant." She did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell co. Midd., of James Rich of Moses Alley in the said parish shoe-maker, and of one surety: For the said James Rich's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell before two Justices of the Peace, of Charles Depine of Goodman's Feilds in the said parish cabinet-maker, in the sum of fifty pounds: For the said Charles Depine's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell before two Justices of the Peace, of Francis Moore weaver and Richard Waade baker, both of the said parish, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of Margaret Moore, wife of the said Francis Moore, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. She appeared on 28 April, 1679; when the matter was deferred, as it appeared to the Court that she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Peter John of Spittlefields weaver, and of two sureties: For the said Peter John's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell before two Justices of the Peace, of John Wilkinson of the said parish shoemaker, in the sum of fifty pounds: For the appearance of Elizabeth Jessimee, wife of Nicholas Jessimee of Whitechappell cook, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. She appeared and was discharged, on producing a certificate, that she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Millenoe of Bell Lane in Spittlefeilds weaver, and of two sureties; For the appearance of the said John Millenoe ("hee being suspected to bee a papist") at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

7 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at the Court House in Whitechappell, of Francis Moore of the said parish weaver, and of two sureties: For the said Francis Moore's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He appeared on 28 April, 1679, when the matter was deferred, as he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

8 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Elias Rich of Cock Lane in Bethnall Greene weaver and of John Cornddle of Lamb Alley in St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate weaver, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of the wife of the said Elias Rich ("shee being suspected to be a papist") at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace. She did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

8 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Charles Depine of Goodmans Fields in Whitechappell cabbinet-maker and John Gosling of the parish of Basingshaw London merchant, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Charles Depine ("he beeing suspected to be a papist") at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex. He did not appear. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

9 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Rainsford J. P. on the said day, of John Doe of the Middle Temple London gentleman, Henry Rogers of Langton co. Dorset esq., and Gabriell Low of Newarke co. Gloucester gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds each, and of Thorneborrough Freeman clerk, in the sum of four hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Thorneborrough Freeman at the next Session of the Peace, for the City and Liberties of Westminster, and for his good behaviour in the mean time, and especially towards William Catesby esq, and Elenor Newby. S. P. West. R., 3 April, 30 Charles II.

9 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances of Jane Johnson of Islington widow and of two sureties; For the appearance of the said Jane Johnson at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer "for being a suspected papist." She did not appear. S. P, R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

10 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances for the appearance of Ursula Littleworth, wife of Richard Littleworth of St. Dunstan's-in-theWest painter-stainer, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "shee being a suspected papist." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 30 Charles II.

15 January, 30 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, William Marshall late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominions of the said Lord now King, and made a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 15 Jan., 30 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the said Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test' Titus Oates, Wm. Bedloe . . . . Jur'." On the face of the indictment appears the clerical record that William Marshall was found 'Guilty,' by a jury, and was sentenced to be executed in the manner, prescribed for the execution of culprits convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

15 January, 30 Charles II.—The Newgate Calendar of the said date exhibits the following particulars touching prisoners:—(1) William Shaw, committed by Josiah Ricroft esq., charged upon oath by Bartholomew Taylour for cursing his Majesty, by saying these words, "God damn him." Dat. 17° December, 1678.—(2) Miles Praunce, committed by the Duke of Buckingham, the Marquess of Winchester and the Earle of Clarendon, for assisting in the murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey. Dat., 21 December, 1678.—(3) Miles Bury, committed by Sir Thomas Stringer knt., for murdering Sir Edmundbury Godfrey. Dat., 24 December, 1678.—(4) John Bowler Webb, committed by Sir William Waller knt., for appearing in towne . . . . Majesties Proclamacion. Dat., 12° January, 1678.—(5) Frances Curzon, committed by Sir William Waller knt., for haveing harboured and entertained a Romish Priest in her house. Dat., 13° Jan., 1678.—(6) Anthony Bellinger alias Boulanger, brought from the Gatehouse, thither committed by Sir William Waller knt., for goeing to Mass, and refuseing to take the oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie; And he is further charged by the said Sir William, for being guilty of high Treason.—(7) William Marshall brought from the Gatehouse, thither committed by the said Sir William, for being accused of High Treason.—(8) Wiliam Whiles alias Willis, committed by vertue of a Rule from the Court of Kings's Bench, for being suspected of the murther of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey.—(9) John Aylesworth, from the Gatehouse, Westminster, thither committed by Wm Bridgman esq., for being suspected a Popish Priest, and refuseing to take the oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie. Dat. 25 Nov., 1678.—(10) William Rumley, from the Gatehouse, committed by Sir William Waller knt., being accused of high Treason. Dat. 7° Jan., 1678.—(11) Mary Saunders, committed by Sir Wm Waller, accused upon oath for harbouring Priests, and being present at Masse with them. Dat. 15° Jan., 1678.—(12) John Naylor alias Carpenter, from the Gatehouse, committed by the Lord Privie-Seale, for remaining in London and being a Priest, contrary to the King's Proclamacion. Dat. 4 Dec., 1678.—(13) Eliza Gates alias Jesa, Charles de la Rue de Feu, James Corker, Matthew Medburne, John Child, Samuell Atkins, Francis Corrall, Richard Langhorne, Marke Preston, Thomas White alias Whitebread, William Brayne, John Addams, John Worsley, Anne Fletcher, James Skinner, Edward Whitaker, Margarett Clarke, Thomas Weekes, Alice Woodfeild, Arthur Herring, Robert Lant, Charles Sherby, John Fenwicke, John Smith, Thomas Jemeison, John Crump, Edward Peters, Richard Langhorne junior.—All to remain in Gaole without baile till the next Gaole Delivery for treasons, several felonies, robberyes, burglaries and murders. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 30 Charles II.

21 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir George Jeffreys knt., Recorder of London, of Henry Tompkins senior of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. baker, and Robert Hayes of the same parish corne-chandler, in the sum of two hundred pounds each: For the appearance of Henry Tompkins junior at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

22 January, 30 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir George Jeffreys knt. and Recorder of London, of Percy Williams and Godfrey Bullen, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. stone-cutters, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of William Morris at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

24 January, 30 Charles II.— Recognizances, taken before Sir William Scroggs, Ch. J., of Edward Matthewes of St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. cook, and Henry Berry of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. salesman, in the sum of two hundred pounds each: For the appearance of Edward Skinner at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer &c. "for refusing to take the oath of Supremacie, being suspected to be a Romish Priest." G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

26 January, 30 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Starkey late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominions of the Lord now King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 26 Jan., 30 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test' Titus Oates, Miles Prance . . . . Jur'." On the face of the bill appears the clerical record that Henry Starkey put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be executed, in the manner prescribed for the execution of culprits, convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

28 January, 30 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Lionell Anderson alias Lionell Munsounn (?) late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominions of the Lord now King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 28 Jan. 30 Charles II. weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test Titus Oates, William Bedlow, Thomas Dangerfeild—Jur." On the bill's face appears the clerical record that Lionell Anderson alias Munsoun (?) put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty' and was sentenced to be executed, in the manner prescribed for the execution of culprits convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

5 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir George Jeffrey knt., Recorder of London, of Richard Clement of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. butcher, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Richard Hancock butcher and Richard Silvester taylor, both of the said parish, in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the appearance of the aforesaid Richard Clement of St. Sepulchre's butcher at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

6 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Scroggs knt., Ch. J., of Lord Maynard Baron of Easton and Humfrey Worley of the Inner Temple London esq., in the sum of five hundred pounds each: For the appearance of one Henry Wroth at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, "there to answere for a robbery on the high-way, committed on one Mrs. Elizabeth (sic) Hyde." G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

8 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Stringer knt., Serjeant-at-Law, J.P. &c., of George Dethericke of Popler in Stepney co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of five hundred pounds, and of Henry Dethericke of Popler aforesaid gentleman and Everard Exton of Doctors Commons in London gentleman, in the sum of three hundred pounds each: For the said George Dethericke's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer to "an indictment for being accessary to the murder of Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey." G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

10 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Henry Smith of Holborne near the Blew . . . . in St. Giles's parish gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of John Dyett near St. Giles's church gentleman, and William Yard of Essex Street in St. Clement's Danes' seedsman, in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the said Henry Smith's appearance at this present G. Q. Session of the Peace held by adjournment, to answer &c. "for recusancy."—Similar Recognizances, on three several parchments, for the appearance of Dorothy Ashewell (wife of John Ashwell taylor), Edward Barrows laborer, and John Ashwell taylor, all three of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, at this present G. Q. Session of the Peace, held by adjournment, then and there to answer "for recusancy." S. P. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

11 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir George Jeffreys knt. and Recorder of London, of John White of Richmond co. Surrey clock-maker and Martha Collyer of Salisbury Court in London widow, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of John Child of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds: For the said John Child's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

11 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, on eleven several parchments, for the appearance of Margarett Bates (wife of Thomas Bates now groome to the Lord Chamberlayne), Hannah Johnson (wife of Nathaniel Johnson gentleman), Clara Hanmoore spinster, Ellin Aldred wife of Thomas Aldred, Frances Whelton widow, Mary Talbott widow, Magdalen York spinster, Frances Tunstall spinster, Claude Perring master of languages, Thomas Conyers barber, Mary Maunder, spinster, all eleven of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. at the present Session of the Peace, held by adjournment, to answer &c. "for recusancy." Margaret Bates, Mary Talbott, Magdalen Yorke, Claude Perring, Thomas Connyers, Mary Maunder appeared and were discharged. Hannah Johnson, Clara Hanmoore, Ellin Aldred, and Frances Tunstall appeared and were redelivered to their bail. Frances Whelton did not appear, and the case against her was deferred to the next Q. S. P., as Ann Foster swore that Frances Whelton was too ill to appear. S. P. R., 26 Feb., 30 Charles II.

11 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Margaret Cousens of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields victualler, at the next Session of the Peace to be held for Middlesex at Hix Hall, to "answer for refusinge to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy." On 28 April, 1679, she appeared, when she was re-delivered to her bail, and the matter was deferred. S. P. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

12 February, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Mary Brigden, wife of William Brigden of St. Clement's Danes' ironmonger, at the next Session of the Peace held at Hixes Hall, to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." She failed to appear. S. P. R., 26 Feb., 31 Charles II.

20 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against one hundred and fifty-three persons late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., comprising Mabel Coleman "pentioner," John Savoise gentleman, Ranbonett Delamott surgeon, Peter Croney danceing-master, John Moorein gentleman, Richard Burke gentleman, his wife Anne Burke, Ezekiel Lincke chimneysweeper, Joan Browne washerwoman, Elizabeth Holloburton spinster, Dorothy Suthby spinster, and John Cole brasier (a servant of the Spanish Ambassador) twelve individuals. Of the males, charged in this Bill with religious misdemeanour, John Savoise, John Morein and Richard Burke are the only individuals, to whom gentle quality is ascribed by the draughtman of the indictment. The males of the onehundred and forty-one indicted persons, not specially mentioned in this note, were tradesmen, yeomen, artisans, craftsmen, servants, laborers. Clerical minutes on the bill show that James Anderson taylor, Richard Yeates varnisher, confessed the indictment, after abandoning a plea of 'Not Guilty.'—From the clerical minutes it also appears that John Provoe painter, Robert Tayler distiller, Thomas Walker basket-maker, Joseph Bennett printer, Mary Harris the wife of John Harris yeoman, Elizabeth Winter the wife of . . . . Winter yeoman, Richard Lefever cordwainer, and Alexander Walker distiller, all eight avoided the penal operation of the indictment by taking the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; and there was a stay of process in respect to Peter Fountaine perfumer, and in respect to Peter Marchant fan-maker, alien merchant. Most of the indicted persons had been bound by still extant recognizances to appear at G. S. P., to answer for their catholic recusancy. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

20 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the same day, against eighty-eight persons late of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields, co. Midd. comprising James Brokhume gentleman, Francis Fanon gentleman, Hannah Johnson the wife of Nathaniel Johnson merchant, Frances White the wife of Thomas White limner, Frances Cursons widow, James Rele (?) surgeon, his wife Elizabeth Rele (?), Claude Perring gentleman, John Rigby gentleman, Peter Theodore "cantor," in all ten persons, four of them being persons to whom gentle quality is assigned by the draughtsman of the indictment. The males of the other seventy-eight persons charged with religious misdemeanour were yeomen, tradesmen, artisans, craftsmen, servants, soldiers, or laborers; and none of the females appear from words of the bill to have been of gentle quality. Most of the indicted persons, whose names are still legible on the bill, were charged in previous recognizances with catholic recusancy. Clerical minutes on the bill show that Susanna Ayres widow, Richard Trotman cordwainer, Hannah Johnson wife of Nathaniel Johnson merchant, Clara Hanmore spinster, John Woodman taylor, Thomas Martin barber, Thomas Miller taylor, Christiana Miller his wife, Edward . . . . taylor, Ann Larter the wife of Robert Larter taylor, Elizabeth Townly widow, Frances Tunstall spinster, John Bigby Susanna the wife of . . . . distiller, Jeremiah Swellvent victualler, Susan the wife of . . . . cordwainer, Mary Cumford spinster, in all seventeen persons confessed the indictment, and were each sentenced to a fine of twenty pounds, according to the statute; confession having in fourteen of the cases been preceded by a pleading of 'Not Guilty.' Two of the indicted persons—to wit, . . . . tobacconist and Mary Feavence escaped the penal operation of the indictment by taking the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 'Po se' with no other minute appears over several names. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

20 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against thirty-nine persons described as late of St. Andrew's Holborne, comprising Samuel Mountague M.D., Gideon Harvey M.D., his wife Elizabeth Harvey, Bernard Smithson apothecary, his wife Dorothy Smithson, Charles Richards gentleman, and his wife Martha Richards—seven persons. The other thirty-two persons, charged by this bill with religious misdemeanour, were yeomen, tradesmen, artisans, laborers, men of other lowly vocations, or women described as wives and spinsters, who are not stated by the draughtsman of the indictment to be of gentle degree. Clerical minutes show (1) that, on giving proof that he had gone to church and taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, Gideon Harvey was exempted from the operation of the indictment "until the Lord the King should will to say otherwise," (2) that Peter Topping chandler confessed the indictment, and was fined twenty pounds in accordance with the statute, and (3) that Charles Richardson avoided the operation of the indictment by taking the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper,—the minute over his name being in these words, to wit, 'Recepit sacr'm Cene D'nice I'o reversetur quoad eum'—He took the sacrament of the Lord's Supper: therefore let the indictment be reversed as to him. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

20 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against forty-one persons, described as late of St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd., comprising Cecil Fisher apothecary, William Baldwin gentleman, his wife Anne Baldwin, Roger Cope . . . . gentleman, his wife Winifred Cope . . . ., Robert Cesar gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Cesar, Roger Turner gentleman, Stephen Walpoole apothecary, his wife Anne Walpoole, James Prince goldsmith,—eleven persons. The other males, charged by this bill with religious misdemeanour, were yeomen, tradesmen, artificers, craftsmen, servants, laborers, and the other indicted women, described respectively as wives, widows, or spinsters, are not described as of gentle quality. Clerical minutes on the bill show (1) that Cecil Fisher escaped the penal operation of the indictment by conforming to the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England, (2) that James Bradshaw taylor in like manner escaped the operation of the indictment by taking the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, (3) that John Underwood, servant of Elianor Underwood widow, first pleaded 'Not Guilty,' and then on 14 July, 1679, sued the court effectually for time for deliberation, but on 13 Jan., 1679, confessed the indictment and was fined twenty pounds, in accordance with the statute, (4) that James Prince goldsmith and Ellin Higgs the wife of James Higgs confectioner confessed the indictment and were each fined twenty pounds in accordance with the statute, each confession of the indictment having been preceded by a plea of 'Not Guilty,' (5) that Elizabeth Banyard, wife of William Banyard chandler and William Browne both confessed the indictment, but do not appear to have been fined, and (6) that Arthur Wolgar laborer confessed the indictment and was fined twenty pounds, according to the statute. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

25 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that Edward Turner late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Midd., born within the dominions of the said Lord the King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before 25 March, 31 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King on the 25 March, 31 Charles II., at the aforesaid parish was and remained. On the back of the indictment appears this clerical note, to wit, "Test Titus Oates Stephen Dugdale . . . . Jur'"—Witnesses, Titus Oates and Stephen Dugdale,—sworn. No clerical notes touching subsequent proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

28 March, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against sixteen persons late of Norton-Folgate co. Midd., the males charged in the indictment being yeomen, tradesmen, artisans, craftsmen or laborers. No clerical minute touching any proceeding in any one case, after proclamation according to the statute. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

3 April, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, in the file of this date, for the appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. for Westminster of the following catholics or persons suspected to be catholics, to wit, (1) John Tattoo of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, to answer &c. "for being of the church of Roome" (sic), (2) Captain Richard Fiss Garrett of St. Martin's in-the-Fields, to answer &c. for "being of the church of Roome," (3) Anthony Morgan of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, bound in the sum of two hundred pounds, with two sureties in a hundred pounds each, "to answer his refusall of the Oath of Supremacy," (4) William Sparrey of St. Giles's-in-the-Field gentleman, "to answere his refusall of the Oath of Supremacy," (5) Lady Elizabeth Lovedin of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields widow, bound in two hundred pounds, with sureties bound in one hundred pounds each, "to answere goeing to Masse, and refusing to take the Oathes of Alleagiance and Supreamacy," (6) George Grickson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman, bound in two hundred pounds, with two sureties bound in two hundred pounds each, "to answere for goeing to masse, and refuseinge to take the Oathes of Allegiance and Supreamacy, (7) Christopher Hills of St. Clement's Danes' cordwinder, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist," (8) John Walmisly of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields carpenter, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist," (9) John Deane of Pali-Mall in St. Martin's-in-theFeilds (de Palmal in parochia Sancti Martini in Campis) bricklayer, to answer &c. "for recusancy, (10) Thomas Goodyer of Drury Lane in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields taylor, bound in two hundred pounds, with two sureties bound in a hundred pounds each, to answer &c. for recusancy, (11) William Moore of King's Playhouse Passage in St. Martin's-in-theField's cabinet-maker, bound in two hundred pounds, with two sureties bound in one hundred pounds each, to answer &c. "for recusancy,"(12) Arnold Stase of Mercer's Street in St. Martin's parish cordwayner, to answer &c. "for recusancy," (13) . . . . the wife of the said Arnold Stase, to answer "for recusancy," (14) Adam Roach of King's Street in St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman, to answer &c. for "being a popish recusant," (15) Napper Sheldon of St. Pulchar's at Holbourne yeoman, to answer &c. for being "a popish recusant," and (16) Austin Vancove of. St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman, to answer &c. for being "a popish recusant." No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings on these recognizances. S. P. West. R., 3 April, 31 Charles II.

28 April, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, in the file of this date, for the appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, of the following catholics or persons suspected of catholic recusancy, to wit, (1) Edward Servaile of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and was discharged and had licence to remain in town, (2) Christopher Fishwick of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and was discharged, and had licence to remain in town, (3) Ralph Tayler of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields distiller, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (4) . . . . Croneney of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields dancingmaster, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he failed to appear, (5) Richard Yeates of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he failed to appear; (6) Alexander Walker of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he failed to appear, (7) Ellen Gwinn of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she failed to appear, (8) Katherine Haward of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields . . . ., "to answeare for being a popish recusant; she failed to appear, (9) Margery Smithyes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she failed to appear, (10) Elia Houseman of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, to answer &c. "for being a popish recu sant;" she failed to appear, (11) Peter Theodore of St. Giles's-in-theFields . . . ., to answer &c. "for being a popish recusant;" he failed to appear, (12) Mary Savage of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, to answer &c. "for being a popish recusant;" at the appointed G. S. P., the matter was deferred to the next G. Q. Session of the Peace, (13) Hester Thorpe, the wife of Robert Thorpe of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman, to answer &c. "for being a reputed papist;" she failed to appear, (14) John Goodyeare of St. Andrews Holborn . . . ., to answer &c. "for being a reputed papist;" he failed through illness to appear, whereupon the matter was deferred to the next Q. S. P., (15) Anne Goodyeare, the wife of the said John Goodyeare, to answer &c. "for being a reputed papist;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (16) Anne Turnor, the wife of Mathew Turnor of St. Andrew's Holborne stationer, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" she failed to appear, (17) Elizabeth Turnor, the wife of Roger Turnor of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman, to answer &c. "for being a reputed papist;" she failed to appear, (18) Joseph Higgs of St. Andrew's Holborne confectioner, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" he appeared and was redelivered to his bail, (19) Anne Higgs, wife of the said Joseph Higgs, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" she failed through illness to appear, and the matter was deferred to the next G. Session of the Peace, (20) James Prince of St. Andrews Holborne goldsmith, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (21) Ann Prince, wife of the said James Prince, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (22) Ann Caustin of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West widow, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" she appeared and was redelivered to her bail, (23) Margaret Swindall, wife of Robert Swindall of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West taylor, to answer &c. for "being a reputed papist;" (24) Richard Jackson of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields joyner, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and was redelivered to his bail, (25) William Constable of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields distiller, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (26) Mary Padgett, wife of John Padgett of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields carpenter, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was redelivered to her bail, (27) Severios Harris of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answeare for being a popish recusant; "he appeared and was redelivered to his bail, (28) John Woodman of St. Giles's-in-theFields tayler, "to answear for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (29) Frances Ruddock, wife of John Ruddock of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she failed to appear, (30) John Carter of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields cordwainer, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" at the appointed Session the case against John Carter was deferred to the next G. P. S., (31) Mary Higgins, the wife of John Higgins of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields victualler, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (32) Robert Sadler of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields tayler, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (33) Eliza Towneley of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields widow, "to answeare for being a popish recusant; she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (34) William Martin of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and was redelivered to his bail, (35) Margaret Watson, wife of Thomas Watson of St. Giles's-in-theFields yeoman, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, (36) Mary Jeram of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, (37) Mary Comfort of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" on 14 July, 1679, she pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, which was then deferred, (38) Susan Comfort, wife of John Comfort of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" on 14 July, 1679, she pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, which was therefore deferred, (39) Thomas Wheeler of St. Giles's-in:the-Fields victualler, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and was redelivered to his bail, (40) Ann Wheeler, wife of the said Thomas Wheeler, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was redelivered to her bail, (41) Ann Groves of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, (42) Ellinor Kue of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, (43) Mary Harris, the wife of John Harris of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields meal-man, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, as she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, (44) Elizabeth Chambers, wife of Christopher Chambers of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields baker, "to answeare for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was discharged, as she had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, (45) Charles Graneare of Blackwall carver, to answer &c. "for being suspected a Roman catholique;" the matter was deferred at the appointed S. P., because Arnold Gwellin of Fleete Streete carver took oath, that Charles Graneare was beyond sea, (46) Andrew Handinbooson of Blackwall sculptor, to answer &c. "for being suspected a Roman catholique;" at the appointed S. P. the matter was deferred, because Arnold Gwellin took oath that Andrew Handinbooson was beyond sea, (47) Mary Hobbs, wife of Thomas Hobbs of Twickenham husbandman —, to answer &c. "for being charged and returned as a popish recusant, and denying to take the Oath of Supremacy;" she appeared and was redelivered to her bail, (48) Edmund Hawley of Hounslow gentleman, to answer &c. for "being charged and returned as a popish recusant, and denying to take the Oath of Supremacy;" he appeared and was re-delivered to his bail, (49) Thomas Hobbs of Twickenham husbandman, to answer &c. for "being charged and returned as a popish recusant, and denying to take the Oath of Supremacy; he appeared and was discharged, as he had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, (50) Dennis Turner of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields carver, to answer &c. "for his recusancy;" he failed to appear, (51) Susan Ayers of St. Giles'sin-the-Fields spinster, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared, and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (52) John Lake of St. Giles'sin-the-Fields victualler, to answer &c. "for his recusancy;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (53) Ann Wortley of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (54) Ursula Parker of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (55) Mary Cole of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared, and was re-delivered to her bail, (56) Richard Cherry of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields taylor, to answer &c. "for his recusancy; he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (57) Frances White, the wife of Thomas White of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields limner, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (58) Feddy Carpenter of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (59) Thomas Stapler of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields glazier, to answer &c. "for his recusancy;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (60) Ann Lee, the wife of . . . . Lee of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields . . . ., to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and was re-delivered to her bail, (61) Valentine Knight of St. Andrew's Holborn esq. (bound in the sum of two hundred pounds, with two sureties in a hundred pounds each), to answer &c. "for his recusancy;" on 14th July, 1679, the matter was deferred, as John Travers took oath that Valentine Knight had taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, (62) Margaret Coddington of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, to answer &c. "for her recusancy;" she appeared and was redelivered to her bail, (63) Richard Trotman of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, to answer &c. "for his recusancy;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (64) Henry Duncombe of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields tobacconist, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment, (65) Jane Duncombe, wife of the said Henry Duncombe, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" she appeared and was re-delivered to her bail, (66) Arthur Woollgar of St. Andrew's Holborn tobacconist, "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he appeared and confessed the indictment, and was committed to the New Prison, in default of sureties for his peaceful and good behaviour, (67) Marten Inman of St. Pancras' widow, "to answer for being a popish recusant; she failed to appear, (68) Penelope Walford of St. Margaret's Westminster spinster (bound in the sum of one hundred pounds, with two sureties in fifty pounds each), to answer &c. "for being a popish recusant; she failed to appear, (69) John Waters of Covent Garden taylor (bound in the sum of eighty pounds, with two sureties bound in forty pounds each), "to answer for being a popish recusant;" he failed to appear, (70) Ariana Davis of . . . ., "to answer for being a popish recusant and refuseing to take the Oath of Supremacy;" she appeared, and was committed to prison, (71) Ellinor Cooleing of Hatton Garden spinster (bound in the sum of eighty pounds, with two sureties bound in forty pounds each), "to answer for being a popish recusant;" on 14 July, 1679, the matter was deferred, (72) Joan Page, wife (?) of John Page of Saffron Hill co. Midd. butcher, "to answer for being a popish recusant, and sayeing she tooke the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie to please knaves and fooles, and hoped to wash her hands in the protestants' blood, for they were hereticks, and for threatening to sett fire on the neighbours' houses;" she appeared and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the indictment. S. P. R., 28 April, 31 Charles II.

3 May, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Charles Parris alias Charles Parry late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominions of the Lord now King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 3 May, 31 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test Titus Oates, Miles Prance—Jur'." On the bill's face appears the clerical record, that Charles Parris alias Parry put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be executed, in the manner prescribed for the executions of culprits, convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

4 May, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Lewis Johnson . . . ., Rice Pavis . . . ., and William Viner . . . ., all three of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the said Lewis Johnson's appearance at the next S. P. for the City and Liberties of Westminster, "to answer for concealing of a treason spoken against his Majestic" S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

4 May (sic), 31 Charles II.—True Bills, on thirty-three several parchments, for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer during one month beginning on the said day, against fifty-two persons, late of one or another of the following parishes of Middlesex, to wit, St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, Enfeild, St. Paul's Covent Garden, St. Clement's Danes,' Fulham, Stepney, Staines, St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate, St. Andrew's Holborne, Whitechappell, Twickenham, St. Pancras', St. Leonard's Shoreditch, comprising the individuals hereafter-named, to wit, Richard Pepper of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West gentleman, Francis Cooke of Enfeild gentleman, Anthony Shockey of St. Clement's Danes' surgeon, Edward Hawley of Staines gentleman, William Martin of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, John Davis of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman, Peter Theodore of St. Giles's-in-the Fields described as "cantor misse,"—seven persons. The other forty-five individuals, indicted in these bills were yeomen, tradesmen, artisans, craftsmen, laborers or women who do not appear to have been of gentle degree. Clerical minutes on the bills show that Peter Macrey of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate yeoman, Richard Pepper of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West gentleman, Francis Cooke of Enfeild gentleman, William Beamont of Fulham yeoman, Margaret Coddington of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, William Martin of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, William Holmes of St. Andrew's Holborne yeoman, Leonard Lebeck of Whitechappell yeoman, John Buckett of Whitechappell yeoman, Henry Outlion of Whitechappell wood-hatt maker, Mathias Dutt of Whitechappell yeoman, . . . . of Whitechappell yeoman, Henry Marchant of Whitechappell hat maker, Nicholas Codey of Whitechappell yeoman, Margaret Cousin of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, Thomas Jolley of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields widow, John Wyatt of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, Phineas Darcie of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, Marten Inman of the parish of St. Pancras widow, Henry Alexander of Whitechappell hat-maker, Samuel Moore of Enfeild laborer, viz. twenty-one of the misdemeanants, confessed the indictment, and were fined twenty pounds, in accordance with the statute; the confession of the indictment being preceded in the majority of cases by a withdrawal of a previous plea of 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R, 28 April, 31 Charles II.

11 May, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Alexander Lumsden (?) late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominions of the Lord now King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome, after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 11 May, 31 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test' Titus Oates, Stephen Dugdale—Jur'." On the face of the indictment, there appears over Alexander Lumsden's name the clerical note "Po se" = he puts himself on a jury. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

18 May, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that John Fleming late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk, born within this kingdom of England after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz., and before 18 May, 31 Charles II. made and ordained in parts beyond sea a Seminary Preist by authority derived from the See of Rome, weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, on the said 18th May, 31 Charles II., traitorously returned from parts beyond sea into this kingdom, to wit, to St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., and there traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King was and remained. Over the bill appears this clerical note, to wit, "Po se postea xvi° Julii xxxi R's non cul nec se retr" = He puts himself on a jury of the country, and afterwards on 16 July, 31 Charles II., the jurors say that he is 'Not Guilty,' and that he did not make flight. G. D. R., 5 June, 31 Charles II.

18 May, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, James Baker alias James Hesketh late of the said parish clerk, born in this kingdom of England, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome, after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz., and before the said 18 May, 31 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the said Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test Mary Dove." On the face of the bill appears the clerical record, that James Baker alias James Hesketh put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be executed in the manner prescribed for the execution of culprits convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 32 Charles II.

19 May, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Morrice Gifford alias Morrice Baker late of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. clerk, born within this kingdom of England after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, in 1 Eliz., and before the said 19 May, 31 Charles II. made and ordained a Seminary Preist in parts beyond sea, weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in the same on the said 19th of May returned from parts beyond the sea to St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. aforesaid and there traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King was and remained. At the head of the indictment appears this clerical note, to wit, 'Tr' p' nomen Jacobi Baker xxii Feb. xxxii Car. Scdi R's' = He is tried under the name of James Baker on 22 Feb., 32 Charles II. G. D. R., 5 June, 31 Charles II.

19 May, 31 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Walter Fowler of Bettisfeild co. Flint gentleman, in the sum of five hundred pounds; The Condition of the recognizance being that he and his wife and two servants "shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any popish seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion or enter into any religious order, or directly or indirectly act contrive or consent to any thinge to be done against the life of the sovereigne Lorde the Kinge, his kingdomes the lawes thereof &c.;" the said recognizance being made by the said Walter Fowler (at the direction of Mr Secretary Coventry), in order to obtain the king's passport empowering the same Walter Fowler gentleman to go beyond seas, with his wife and two servants.—Also, similar Recognizance, taken on the same day before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P. of Elizabeth Anderton of Lostock co. Lancaster widow, in the sum of five hundred pounds; the said recognizance being made at Mr Secretary Coventry's direction by the said Elizabeth Anderton "in order to her obtayning his Majesties Passport for her selfe, her grandsoun Christopher Anderton and their servant Mary Ellis to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

20 May, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edmund Warcupp esq. J.P. on two several parchments, for the appearance of William Peters of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, and Andrew Thompson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields victualler, at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster, to answer for their "recusancy" and being "papists." S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

21 May, 31 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Edmund Warcupp esq. J.P. on the said day, of Randolph Jackson of Whitehall esq., in the sum of three hundred pounds; the condition of the recognizance being "That Elizabeth Missaell, and Edward De Latre, infants, children of John De Latre of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in the county of Middlesex gentleman, shall not be bred in any seminary, nunnery monastery or other schoole of learninge instructinge them in the Romishe Religion, while they remaine beyond the seas, whither they are permitted by his Majestie now to travel." S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

4 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, in the file of this date, for the appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, of the following persons suspected to be papists, to wit, (1) John Moore of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman, to answer for refusing to take the oath of Supremacy, (2) Robert Bryan of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman, for refusing to take the oath of Supremacy, (3) William Hicky alias Vander-Huggy of St. Andrew's Holborn mercer "to answer his staying in towne, being a papist, in contempt of the King's proclamacion, and refusing to take the oaths," (4) Peter Wilkinson of Queen's Street Bloomesbury limbner (sic), suspected of "being a papist and keeping the company of such," (5) Anne Harrison wife of Robert Harrison of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, "to answer for being a popish recusant," (6) Peter Feild of Shadwell sailor, to answer "for being suspected to bee a Roman Catholique," (7) Andrew Bridges of Wapping sailor, to answer "for being suspected to be a Roman Catholique, not haveinge conformed to the Church of England nor taken the Sacrament," (8) Peter Mun of . . . ., "to answer for haveing confessed himselfe to bee a papist," and (9) Anthony Shellotee of . . . ., to answer for having "confessed himselfe to bee a papist." John Moore and Robert Bryan appeared and were redelivered to their bail. William Hicky alias Vander Huggy appeared and was committed to prison. Peter Wilkinson failed to appear. Anne Harrison failed to appear. Peter Feild appeared and was discharged. Andrew Bridges, Peter Mun, and Anthony Shellotee appeared and were discharged. S. P. R., 4 June, 31 Charles II.

12 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Agathia Gillmore of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster and William Terry of St. Clement's Danes' millener, in the sum of forty pounds each: the condition of the recognizances being that "the same Agathia shall not at any time hereafter goe to Rome, or any popish seminary nunnery or schole to be educated, instructed or strengthened in the popish religion &c. &c.," the recognizances being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, "in order to" the said Agathia's "obtaining his Majesty's passport to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

16 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Katheryn Duddall of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. widow and William Terry of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. millener, in the sum of forty pound each: the condition of the recognizances being "that the sayd Katheryn Duddall shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any popish seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion &c. &c.," the recognizances being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, in order that the same Katheryn Duddall may "obtayne his Majesty's leave and passport to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

16 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Jeremiah Solivant of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields victualler and Cornelius Micharta of Long Acre in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. in the sum of forty pounds each: the condition of the said recognizances being that Katheryn Legg (the wife of Nicholas Legg taylor who is now in Brussells in Flanders) and her daughter Rose Legg "shall not at any time hereafter goe to Rome or any popish seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish Religion &c. &c.:" the said recognizances being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, in order that the same Rose Legg may "obtaine his Majesty's leave and passport for her and her young daughter Rose Legg's going to Brussells aforesaid." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

18 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Edward Gleast of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of Thomas Gandy and Henry Hawkes, both of St. Margaret's Westminster gentlemen, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the said Edward Gleast's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster, "to abide the order of the Court, for being in towne. contrary to the King's proclamation." S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

23 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Penelope Downes of Wardley co. Lancaster spinster and her servant Mary Carter, in the sum of forty pounds each: the condition of the recognizances being that "the same Penelope Downes and Mary Carter and either of them shall not at any time hereafter goe to Rome, or any seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish religious Order &c. &c.,"—the said recognizances being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, in order that the same Penelope and Mary may obtain "his Majesties leave and passport to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

25 June, 31 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Mary Cooke a maidservant to the Duke of Monmouth, in the sum of forty pounds: the condition of the recognizance being that "Elizabeth Neale, Elizabeth Chaworth and John Kennedy or any of them shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any seminary nunnery or schole, to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish or religious order &c. &c.,". the recognizance being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, in order that the said Elizabeth Neale of Sherborne co. Southampton (wife of William Neale gentleman, who is now at Burbon in France, as the said Elizabeth affirmeth) may obtayne "his Majesties leave and lycence and passport for her and her two servants Elizabeth Chaworth and John Kennedy an infant's going to Burbon aforesaid." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

1 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Richard Alibon of Brownlow Street in Holborne co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds: the condition of the recognizance being that the said Richard Alibon "shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any popish seminary or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish religious order &c. &c.," the said recognizance being made in order that the said Richard Alibone may obtain "his Majesties leave and passport to goe beyond seas."—Also, similar Recognizance, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of Job Alibon of Dognam co. Essex gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds, the said recognizance being made at the direction of Mr. Secretary Coventry, in order that the said Job Alibon may obtain his Majesty's leave and passport to go beyond seas.— Also, similar recognizance of Edward Mulleneux of Rider Streete in St. James's Fields in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of one hundred pounds: the said recognizance being made and taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., in order that the said Edward Mulleneux may obtain his Majesty's leave and passport for him the same Edward Mulleneux, his wife Anne, and his three children, to wit, Mary, Edmond and Robert, and his servant Mary Browne to go beyond seas. S. P. R., 9 Oct. 31 Charles II.

1 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq., J.P., of Nicholas Parr of Coleyard in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman and John Watson of Charles Street in the same parish gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, the condition of the said recognizances being that Lady (styled Dame) Mary Somersett, her grandson Edward Somersett and her six servants, to wit, Elizabeth Rider, Mary Darnel, Amys Townesend, Elizabeth Saunders, Grace Wayte and Roger Lucas "shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish religious Order &c. &c.," the said recognizances being made in order that the same Lady Mary Somersett may obtain "his Majesties leave and passport for her her grandsonne and her six servants to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

1 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Nicholas Parr of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman and John Stanley of Fleete Streete in the liberty of the City of London perriwigg-maker, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; The condition of the said recognizances being that "Thomas Gifford and Thomas Seamer shall not at any tyme hereafter goe to Rome or any popish Seminary or Schole to be instructed or strengthened in the Popish Religion, or enter into any Popish Religious Order, or directly or indirectly act contrive or consent to anything to be done against the the life of our Sovereigne Lorde the Kinge, his kingdome, the lawes thereof, or the Protestant Religion therein established;" it having been directed by Mr Secretary Coventry that the said Thomas Gifford and Thomas Seamer should acknowledge the said recognizances &c. &c. "in order to their obtayninge his Majestyes Passport to goe beyond seas." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

4 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Edward Stratfeild gentleman and Charles Tempest gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds each, and of Robert Squire factour and John Moor goldsmith, both of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the appearance of the said Edward Stratfeild and Charles Tempest at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster, "to abide the order of the Court, for being in Towne contrary to the King's Proclamation." S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

5 July, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, in the course of conversation had between a certain William Hester and a certain Alexander Pare of and concerning a certain Titus Oates and a certain William Bedlow, which Titus Oates and William Bedloe have been lately produced as witnesses on the part of the said Lord the King for proving the conspiracy of certain traitors against the said Lord now King, the said Alexander Pare late of the said parish bricklayer, with the intention of bringing the same Titus Oates and William Bedlow to odium and infamy amongst the said King's lieges and subjects, spoke these scandalous and malicious words, to wit, "Mr Oates and Mr Bedlow are as great rogues as ever rob'd on the highway." No clerical note touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. West. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

9 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Thomas Yeate of Grayes Inn co. Midd. esq. and John Bradford of Drury Lane in St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of two hundred pounds each, the condition of the same recognizances being, "That whereas Sir Charles Yeates of Buckland in the county of Berks, barrt. was directed by Mr Secretary Coventry to acknowledge the said recognizances by sufficient suertyes as aforesaid in order to his obtaining his Majestyes Passport for himselfe and his five present meniall servants vizt. Edward Withy, Nicasius Peterson, Edward Pierce, Ursula Chadwell and Jane Blofield going beyond seas, If therefore the said Sir Charles Yeates and his said five servants and every of them, other than Nicasius Petersen who was an alien borne, shall not goe to Rome or any Seminary, Nunnery or Schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish religious order, or directly or indirectly act contrive or consent to anythinge to be done against the life of our Soveraigne Lord the Kinge, his Kingdomes, the lawes thereof or the Protestant Religion therein established, Then this recognizance to be void." S. P. R., 9 Oct., 13 Charles II.

14 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, on the file of this date, for the appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. at Hicks Hall, of the following persons suspected of being popish recusants, to wit, (1) Mary Briggin wife of William Briggin of St. Clement's Danes' ironmonger, to answer &c. "for being a suspected popish recusant, and (2) Timothy Penniston of St. Andrew's' Holborn cutler, "to prosecute his Traverse he being indicted of recusancy, and for not repayreing to church." Mary Briggin appeared and was re-delivered to her bail. Timothy Penniston failed to appear. S. P. R., 14 July, 31 Charles II.

15 July, 31 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 Robert Rusholme yeoman, Henry de Larey yeoman, Katherine Turner wife of Francis Turner yeoman, and Christian Routh wife of Thomas Routh yeoman, all four late of St. Margaret's Westminster. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings on the bill. S. P. West. R., 6 Oct., 31 Charles II.

22 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Richard Jackson of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields joyner, in the sum of forty pounds, and Christopher Barton smith and Elizabeth Nicholes widow, both of the said parish, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the said Richard Jackson's appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for recusantcie." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 9 Oct. 31 Charles II.

29 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Francis Selman of Duke's Place near Algate in London perriwigg-maker and John Smithwick of Swan Alley in Thamstreete in London silk-dyer, in the sum of sixty pounds each; the condition of the said recognizances being, that Jane Moody wife of Robert Moody perriwigg-maker, and her three children and servant, whilst they or any of them shall be under the said Jane Moody's government or power, shall not go to Rome or any seminary nunnery or schole to be educated instructed or strengthened in the popish religion, or enter into any popish religious Order, or directly or indirectly act contrive or consent to any thinge to be done against the life of our soveraigne Lord the King, his kingdomes and laws, and the Protestant religion t erein established; the said Jane Moody having been directed to acknowledge the same recognizances "in order to obtayne his Majestyes Passport for herselfe, her three children, viz. Bartholomew, Mary and Beatrice and a maydservant to be hired and retayned by her, to goe to her sayd husband" now in Holland. S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

31 July, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Ellis Lloyd esq. J.P., of William Bullocke of the Old Bayley cooper and Marke Carter of Red Cross Street without Cripplegate, each in the sum of sixty pounds; For the appearance of Robert Goad at the next General S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for recusancy and for words spoken against the present government." S. P. R., 25 Aug., 31 Charles II.

1 August, 31 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 John Budgion late of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. S. P. R., 9 Oct., 31 Charles II.

2 August, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances of Jeffery Barron of St. Margaret's Westminster . . . ., in the sum of one hundred pounds, and John More of Southwarke silversmith and Nicholas Chapman of Psalsbury Court in St. Bride's parish tinman, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said Jeffery Barron's appearance at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster, to answer &c. for "being a papiste." S. P. West. R., 6 Oct., 31 Charles II.

8 August, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Povey esq. J.P., of John Robenson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman and Christopher Toldervile of the same parish millenor, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of Ann Ireland alias Browne . . . ., in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Ann Ireland alias Browne at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer "for and concerning treasonable words and practices intended against the life of His Majesty;" the said recognizances being made and taken at the order of the Lords of His Majestie's Privie Councell. She appeared and was re-delivered to her bail. S. P. R., 25 Aug., 31 Charles II.

9 August, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that Sara Tedder, late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate spinster, assaulted a certain Elizabeth Atkinson spinster at the said parish on the said 9th of August, and afterwards on the same day conveyed the same Elizabeth, without her consent and against her will, on board a ship then lying in the river Thames, with the intention of transporting her in the same ship to parts beyond sea called Virginea, and there selling her. Sara Tedder put herself on a jury, and was found 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 25 Aug., 31 Charles II.

12 August, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Botolph's-withoutAldgate on the said day, Elizabeth Wilson late of the said parish spinster assaulted Elizabeth Willoughby, the wife of John Willoughby, then being heavy with child, and maliciously and violently beat and maltreated the same Elizabeth Willoughby, so that she afterwards, to wit, on the 20th day of the said month, brought forth a dead child. Elizabeth Wilson put herself 'Not Guilty,' but afterwards on 9 Oct., 1679, she abandoned the plea, and confessed the indictment, and was fined thirteen shillings and fourpence, which fine she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 25 August, 31 Charles II.

14 August, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Botolph's-withoutAldgate co. Midd. on the said day, Hugh Davis of the said parish yeoman assaulted a certain Samuel Pegget, and discharged at the said Samuel a pistol charged with gunpowder and bullet, so that he wittingly and unlawfully did cut and shoote off the longest finger of the right hand of the same Samuel Pegget. Hugh Davis confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of five pounds. S. P. R., 25 August, 31 Charles II.

1 September, 31 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common praper, during a month beginning on the said day, against Henry Cooke late of Endfield co. Midd. yeoman, and his wife Ann Cooke. S. P. R., 9 Oct. 31 Charles II.

19 November, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Walter Lapp esq. J.P., of Timothy Nurse of Neart (?) co. Gloucester gentleman, in the sum of one thousand pounds, and of John Powell of the Inner Temple esq. and John Rogers of St. Dunstan's-in-the-East London haberdasher, in the sum of five hundred pounds each: For the appearance of the said Timothy Nurse at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace, for the City and Liberties of Westminster, to answer &c. "to what shall be objected against him by William Craine and Robert Peacke for being a suspected Priest or Jesuit." S. P. West. R., 7 Jan., 31 Charles II.

27 November, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that at St. Giles's-in-theField co. Midd. on the said day, William Russell clerk alias William Nappier clerk, late of the said parish, born within the dominions of the Lord now King, and made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the See of Rome after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz. and before the said 27 Nov., 31 Charles II., weighing little the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England and in no degree fearing the penalties contained in them, traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord now King was and remained. Endorsed "Test Titus Oates, Miles Prance—Jur'." On the face of the bill appears the clerical record that William Russell alias Nappier put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty,' and was therefore sentenced to be executed, in the manner prescribed for the execution of culprits convicted of high treason. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

2 December, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Adrian Scroope late of the said parish gentleman assaulted William Best gentleman, and slew and murdered him by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the left side of his breast, of which wound he languished in the said parish from the 2nd December to the 12th of January next following, on which lastnamed day he died of the same wound. Acquitted of murder, but found 'Guilty' of manslaughter, Adrian Scroope pleaded his clergy effectually; whereupon the branding was respited till the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

16 December, 31 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Charles Pitfeild knt. J.P. on the said day, of Sir Thomas Coape of Munmouth Street in Spittlefeilds knt., in the sum of forty pounds: For the appearance of the said Sir Thomas Coape knt. at the next G. Q. Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to give evidence "against Francis Catlin for speaking disgracefull and slandrous words against James Duke of Munmouth and against the Lord Mayor of the Citty of London." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 31 Charles II.