Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1688-9

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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321-328

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1688-9', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 321-328. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66098 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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12 January, 3 James II.—Recognizances of Benjamin Burbecke of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman, in the sum of 100£., and John Davis and Thomas Munday, both of the said parish yeomen, in the sum of 50£. each; For the said Benjamin Burbecke's appearance at the present S. P. held by adjournment for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speaking treasonable words." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 10 Jan., 3 James II.

17 January, 3 James II.—Recognizances of Bridget Price of White Horse Yard in St. Clement's Danes', under pain of imprisonment, and of John Bennet of St. Paul's Covent Garden . . . . and Samuel Horsley of St. Clement's Danes' baker, in the sum of 10 £. each; For the appearance of the said Bridget Price at the next G. S. P. to be held at Westminster, to "answere for keeping and setting his (sic) standing within the Railes of Covent Garden to the annoyance of the King's leige people."—Similar recognizances, taken on the same 17th Jan., for the appearance of Nicholas Bryan of St. James's Westminster baker, and Samuel Horsley of Druary (sic) Lane in St. Clement's Danes' baker at the same next G. S. P. to be held at Westminster, in order that each of them may then and there "answere for keeping and setting his standing within the Railes of Covent Garden to the annoyance of the King's leige people." S. P. West. R., 18 April, 4 James II.

19 January, 3 James II.—Recognizances of William Maulster of Charles Street in St. James's Westminster gentleman, in the sum of 100£., and Francis Maulster of the Strand gentleman and George Howard of St. Andrew's Holborne sherifts (sic) officer, in the sum of 50£. each; For the said William Maulster's appearance at the next G. S. P. for Westminster "to answere for endeavouring, and being greatly suspected to kidnapp Christopher Kendall a souldier in his Majesties service in the first Regiment of Foot Guards under the command of Captain Warcupp." S. P. West. R., 18 April, 4 James II.

27 January, 3 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Awbray late of the said parish widow, and late the wife of Dennis Awbray late of the same parish laborer, assaulted the said Dennis Aubray, and slew and murdered him by putting a piece of packthread round his neck, and strangling him with it, so that he then and there instantly died of the said strangulation. Mary Awbray confessed the indictment, and was sentenced to be burnt to death. G. D. R., 22 Feb., 4 James II.

28 February, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, George Emett late of the said parish laborer feloniously and traitorously clipped, filed and diminished divers peices of silver of good and lawful money of the coin of this kingdom of England (diversas pecias argenti bone et legalis monete de proprio cuneo hujus regni Anglie).—Also, on the same file similar True Bills, for clipping filing and diminishing good and lawful money of the realm, against Robert Lamborne and William Palmer, laborers. Found 'Guilty,' each of the three culprits was sentenced to be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution and there to be hanged by the neck until &c. G. D. R., 31 May, 4 James II.

15 March, 4 James II.—Recognizances of Thomas Blissett and Henry Fry, Overseers of the Poor of St. Margaret's Westminster, in the sum of 40£. each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Blissett at the next G. Q. S. P. for Westminster, to answer for "uttering words tending to sedition."—Similar Recognizances, taken on the same day, for the appearance of the aforesaid Henry Fry at the same G. Q. S. P. for Westminster, to answer for "uttering words tending to sedition." S. P. West. R., 18 April, 4 James II.

10 April, 4 James II.—Recognizances of Timothy Rawson of Wapping in the parish of Whitechappell shipwright and Edward Robinson of Hartichoake Lane in Stepney waterman, in the sum of 40£. each: For the appearance of the said Timothy Rawson and Edward Robinson at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, "to prosecute the law and give in evidence against John Edwards a souldjer for killing a certaine person at the Black Dogg Musich-House near the Hermitage in the said parish of Stepney." S. P. R., 23 April, 4 James II.

16 April, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Prime late of the said parish yeoman with the intention of disturbing the King's peace &c. and in order to bring into odium and contempt the officers and soldiers retained by the said King to serve him in his wars, maliciously and seditiously spoke, in the presence and hearing of divers of the lieges and subjects of the Lord now King, these malicious and seditious words in depravation of the said military officers and soldiers, to wit, "They are all the sonnes of whores that serve the King." Thomas Prime confessed the indictment, and for his offence was fined three shillings and four pence, which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. S. P. R., 23 April, 4 James II.

20 April, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Fenton and Christopher Holloman alias Solomon, both late of the said parish yeoman, broke into the dwellinghouse of a certain Robert Harris, and then and there unlawfully and unjustly took and carried away a sword worth five shillings, another sword called a guard-sword worth three shillings, a belt worth five shillings, "et unum gallerum anglice one carrolina hat" worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Robert Harris, then and there being and found in the said dwelling-house. No clerical note touching any later proceeding in the case. S. P. R., 23 April, 4 James II.

29 May, 4 James II.—Recognizances of William Ireland victualler, John Bignall . . . . and Captain Gilbert Herm, all three of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd. in the sum of 40£ each: For the appearance of the said William Ireland at the G. S. P. to be held at Westminster, to "answer his speaking scandalously of his Majesties Guards, sayinge the King kept none but rogues to abuse us." S. P. West. R., 6 July, 4 James II.

29 May, 4 James II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken on the said day at St. James's Westminster within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter &c, on view of the body of John Harbin gentleman, there lying dead: With verdict of Jurors saying that, on the 28th inst. in the said parish &c., Charles Walsingham late of the said parish &c. gentleman assaulted the said John Harbin, and slew and murdered him, by then and there giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in and upon his breast, near the right arm-hole, of which wound he languished in the said parish &c. from the said 28th May till the next day, on which lastnamed day he died of the said wound; And that, immediately after the said felony and murder, done and perpetrated by him in the aforesaid' way and manner, the said Charles Walsingham "fugam fecit"=made flight.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same Charles Walsingham for slaying and murdering John Harbin. Acquitted of murder, Charles Walsingham was found ' Guilty' of manslaughter. No clerical note touching subsequent proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 11 July, 4 James II.

18 June, 4 James II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields on the said day, on view of the body of John Earning gentleman: With Verdict of jurors saying, that William Gleave, Adrian Moore and Samuel Salisbury, all three late of the said parish gentlemen, on the said day and between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. of the said day assaulted the said John Earning, and that the said William Gleave then and there slew and murdered the said John Earning, by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in and upon the right part of his belly near the short ribs, of which wound he then and there instantly died; And that Adrian Moore and Samuel Salisbury were then and there present, aiding and encouraging the said William Gleave to slay and murder the said John Earning: And that immediately after the aforesaid felony by them done and perpetrated at the said parish, in the aforesaid way and manner, William Gleave, Adrian Moore and Samuel Salisbury made their flight. The jurors forbear to say that the culprits, who made flight, succeeded in withdrawing themselves to places still unknown.—Also, on the same file, the True Bill against the said William Gleave, Adrian Moore and Samuel Salisbury, for slaying and murdering John Earning. All three gentlemen were acquitted: it being also found of each gentleman that he did not fly. G. D. R., 11 July, 4 James II.

31 July, 4 James II.—Recognizances of John Hutchins of Coventry Street in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields carver, in the sum of 40£., and of James Smith clothworker and John Baptist joyner, both of the aforesaid parish, in the sum of 20£ each; For the appearance of the said John Hutchins at the next S. P. for the City of Westminster, to answer to such things as shalbee "objected against him by Mr Lahey and John Trumble, for severall ways abusing them and threatening to bee revenged on them, and also for speaking reproachfully against his Majesties Proclamation and using other language tending to sedition." S. P. West. R., 5 Oct., 4 James II.

10 September, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. and elsewhere in the said county, on the said 10th Sept. and on divers other days and occasions before and afterwards, James Barber late of the said parish wandered abroad as a vagabond, under the name and title of a petty chapman, cunningly using the art of buying, selling and repairing lanternes and tinn wares. He was pardoned on 2nd of October. S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 4 James II.

11 September, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, James Cary late of the said parish laborer assaulted John Portlock in the highway, and then and there robbed him of twelve pence in numbered money, of the moneys of the said John Portlock. Found 'Guilty,' James Cary was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 10 October, 4 James II.

21 September, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. and elsewhere in the said county, on the said 21st Sept. and on divers other days and occasions before and afterwards, Thomas Pritchet late of the said parish laborer wandered abroad as a vagabond under the name and title of a petty chapman, with subtlety and cunning using the art of one selling, buying and repairing lanternes and tinn wares.—At the head of the indictment appears a memorandum that pardon was granted to this offender on the 2nd of October. S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 4 James II.

29 September, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. and elsewhere in the said county, on the said 29th Sept. and on divers other days and occasions before and afterwards, Randolph Moreton, late of the said parish laborer, wandered abroad as a vagabond, under the name and title of a petty chapman, with craft and subtlety using the selling, buying and repairing lanternes and tinn wares.—No clerical note touching any subsequent proceeding in the case. S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 4 James II.

5 October, 4 James II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken on the said day at Chiswick co. Midd., on view of the body of Simon Crouch, there lying dead: With Verdict of jurors saying that, at the parish of Hampton co. Midd. on the 2nd instant, Daniel Allen, John Morris, Richard Morris, Ralph George and Silvan Blackborne, all five late of Hampton aforesaid fishermen, assaulted the said Simon Crouch, And that the aforesaid Daniel Allen then and there slew and murdered the said Simon Crouch, by shooting him with a musket, charged with gunpowder and a leaden ball, and thereby giving him with the said ball a mortal wound in his face, near the left eye, of which mortal wound he then and there instantly died: And That the aforesaid John Morris, Richard Morris, Ralph George and Silvan Blackborne were present at the said felony, and aided and encouraged Daniel Allen to slay and murder Simon Crouch. It is not said by the jurors that the five culprits or any one of them made flight. G. D. R., 10 October, 4 James II.

11 October, 4 James II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. James's Westminster on the said day, on view of the body of Roger Dell laborer, there lying dead; With Verdict of jurors saying that, at the said parish on the 8th instant, Ralph Weatherley late of the said Parish laborer assaulted the said Roger Dell with both his hands and both his feet, and slew and murdered him, by then and there striking and kicking him on the stomach, belly and loins, that he languished of the said beating and kicking from the said 8th Oct. to the 10th day of the same month, on which last-named day he died of the same beating and kicking; And that immediately after doing and perpetrating the said felony and murder, Ralph Weatherley made flight (Quod predictus Radulphus Weatherley immediate post feloniam ac murdrum predicta per ipsum modo ac forma predictis facta ac perpetrata apud parochiam &c. . . . . in comitatu predicto fugam fecit). Here again the jurors forbear to say that the fugitive succeeded in withdrawing himself to places unknown to them. G. D. R., 5 Dec, 4 James II.

15 October, 4 James II.—Recognizances, taken before R. Wright J.P. on the said day, of William Hussey of Highworth esq., in the sum of one thousand pounds, and Henry Young of Tower Hill gentleman, Miles Sandis of Boswell Court in St. Clement's Danes' . . . ., John Copperthwaite of St. Andrew's Holborn gentleman, and Thomas Cawbanck of St. Andrew's Holborn vintner, in the sum of five hundred pounds each: For the said William Hussey's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer to what shall be then and there objected against him. G. D. R., 5 Dec, 4 James II.

2 November, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Edmund Mathews late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Charles Delane, and slew and murdered him by striking him on the fore part of the head with a staff with an iron tip called a "ferrall," and so giving him then and there a mortal wound, of which he languished from the said 2nd of November, 4 James II. to the 4th day of the same month, on which last-named day he died of the same wound. Found 'Guilty,' Edmund Mathews was reprieved by the Court before judgment. G. D. R., 5 Dec, 4 James II.

7 November, 4 James II.—Recognizances, taken on the said day before . . . . of John Stafford of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of five hundred pounds, and of Thomas Hoskins of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman and George Stafford of St. Buttolph's Aldersgate gentleman, in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds each; For the said John Stafford's appearance at next Gaol Delivery of Newgate "after his Majesties pardon for convicts shall be sealed, then and there to plead his benefit of the said pardon."—Also, on the same file, the certificate of Sir Humfrey Edwin knt. and John Fleet knt., sheriffs of Middlesex, certifying that the said John Stafford appeared before the court at the appointed Gaol Delivery and, by the name of John Stafford and also of William Stafford, pleaded the King's conditional pardon of the murder of which he was attainted, the main condition of the pardon being "quod idem Johannes transportaret se ipsum in aliquam partem Americe, inhabitatam per subditos domini Regis, ac ibidem moratur per spacium septem annorum &c."="that the same John should transport himself to any part of America, inhabited by the subjects of the Lord the King, and there remain throughout the space of seven years." G. D. R., 6 Dec, 4 James II.

22 November, 4 James II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Thomas Plum there lying dead: With Verdict of Jurors saying that, on the 31st day of October, 4 James II., at the said parish, John Paternoster late of the said parish laborer assaulted the said Thomas Plum, and slew and murdered him by then and there giving him with an instrument of iron called "a byonet" a mortal wound in and upon the right part of his breast, of which wound he languished at the aforesaid parish from the said 31st October to the 20th day of the next November, on which lastnamed day he died of the said wound; And That, as soon as he had done and perpetrated the said felony and murder, the said John Paternoster made his flight and withdrew himself to places as yet unknown to the jurors (quod predictus Johannes Paternoster tam cito quam ipse feloniam et murdrum predicta modo et forma predictis fecisset et perpetrasset pro felonia et murdro predictis felonice fugam suam fecit, et in loca juratoribus predictis adhuc ignota se retraxit). G. D. R., 5 Dec, 4 James II.

5 December, 4 James II.—The Newgate Calendar of the said date contains the following entries touching prisoners in the gaol, to wit, (1) Thomas Jenkins, Committed by Henry Reynell esq., Charged for being a very dangerous person and for speaking dangerous words against his Majestie and Government: Dat. 19 October 1688.— (2) William Greenwood esquire, Committed by William Bridgman esquire, accused upon oath of High Treason, for adhering to the King's enemies and keeping correspondence with them: Dat. 21 October, 1688.—(3) Nathan Massey, Committed by Sir James Butler Knt., Charged upon oath of 3 witnesses to have said that Iff the Prince of Orange was beaten, there would be no living for a protestant in England, and that the Duke of Monmouth was as right heir to the Crowne, as this Prince of Wales: Dat. 8 Nov., 1688.—(4) William Colborne, Committed by Simon Parry esq., Charged by Thomas Smith gentleman for speaking dangerous words against the King: Dat. 9 November, 1688.—(5) Henry Bould, Committed by the same, Charged for swearing hee would stabb the King: Dat. 24 November, 1688.— (6) Major Ventris Colenbine, Captain Thomas Norgate, Lieutenant Robert Tempest, Lieutenant Thomas Browne, Lieutenant John Boyce, Lieutenant Edward Harrington, Ensign William Elwes, Ensign John Dounton, Ensign Robert Younge, Ensign James Mountague, Mathew Norgett, Robert Richards and Julius Jones,—Committed by the Rt. Honble the Lord Preston, one of his Majesties Principall Secretary (sic) of State, for High Treason in conspireing the death of the King: Dat. 16 November, 1688. G. D. R., 5 Dec, 4 James II.

10 January, 4 James II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Simon How late of the said parish laborer, being a soldier (not a captain &c.) and in the receipt of wages, and retained to serve the Lord the King as a soldier, without permission to do so withdrew himself from the said service.—Also, on the same file, a similar True Bill against Thomas . . . . late of Twickenham co. Midd. laborer, for deserting the King's service.—Found 'Guilty,' both deserters were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 James II.