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Acts of the Court of High Commission.

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1640-1. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1882.

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ACTS OF THE COURT OF HIGH COMMISSION. July to December, 1640

In continuation of those published in preceding Volumes. They are derived from Vol. ccccxxxiv.

1640.
July 1. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 211 b. Peter Ingram, clerk, of Desford, co. Leicester. Appeared and was sworn.
July 2. fol. 225. Sir Edward Powell Witnesses for the prosecution produced and sworn.
fol. 228. Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, the King's typographers. The certifying of their fine of 300l. was respited till this day.
Lady Eleanor Douglas, alias Davyes. Her fine of 2,000l. was respited till this day.
William Hill, schoolmaster The like.
fol. 228 b. Will. Jones, late typographer The like.
Sir James Price His fine of 100l. was respited till this day.
July 2. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 228 b. John Wentworth His fine of 1,000l. was respited till this day.
Nathaniel Wickins The certifying of his fine of 1,000l. was respited till this day.
fol. 229. Nicholas Slatier and Blanche Cooper. His fine of 1,000l., and hers of 100l., was respited till this day. Slatier is dead. His fine is left out and hers stands.
Thos. Foxley, clerk The certifying of his bond of 100l. was respited till this day. Respited again.
John Everard, S.T.P. His fine of 1,000l. taken off.
John Fort, of Tiverton, Devon, clothier. His fine of 500l. for Anabaptism, respited till this day, to be certified.
fol. 229 b. John Ashton, prisoner in the Fleet. The certifying of his fine of 200l. for preaching upon Toby's dog was respited till this day. To stand for next court day.
John Strange His fine of 50l. for non-appearance to be certified.
Will. Banbury, alias Powis, and Margaret his wife, of Newbold Pacy, co. Warwick. They were fined for non-appearance by intimation in 40l. To stand.
George Harris, of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn. He was fined in 200l., April 23, 1640, for living in adultery with Elizabeth Staples, alias Lewis. Return 50l.
fol. 230. Will. Polewheile His bond of 100l. for non-appearance was ordered to be certified this day.
The allotment of expenses to John Greenhill, public notary. A petition on his behalf was read in court this day, praying his expenses in expediting a commission ex parte officii against Sir Edward Powell might be allowed him, which the court held reasonable, and referred it to Sir John Lambe, Dr. Duck, and Dr. Eden, or any two of them, to allot Greenhill such allowance for the same out of the fines and forfeitures ecclesiastical as they might think fit.
Thomas Overman, of Southwark He was fined 50l., 18th June 1640, for contempt of this court. [To be heard] the first court day of next term, and an order to issue that nothing be done prejudicial to the office. 10l. returned.
John Pulton and others, the governors of the hospital at Rothwell, co. Northampton. The cause to be heard the first court day of next term; meantime an intimation to issue to the governors not to let any lease of the lands, or any part thereof, belonging to the hospital, nor to choose any officers or poor men into the hospital, nor do anything prejudicial concerning it in the meantime.
Sir Patrick Abercromby, of Greenwich, Kent. Appointed for next court day; and Sir Patrick to be required to be present.
[Milo] Burkett To remain suspended.
July 2. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 230 b. Edmund Terrold, gent. Terrold having promised to pay the promoter 160l. in full discharge of all costs sustained by him in prosecution of Mark Corbold, the court seemed well contented therewith; and if the composition be performed to the liking of the promoter, whose care they well approved, by the first session of next term, the court did absolutely dismiss the cause, ordered all bonds to be cancelled, and decreed the articles against Terrold to be discharged.
[Adrian] Henrick An attachment decreed.
[Thomas] Buckley Metcalfe to be close prisoner till he pay expenses according to the order of the court.
Dr. [John] Everard His bonds to be delivered him.
John Beale His attachment dissolved till Michaelmas term.
fol. 231. Rice Wynn, rector of Trawsfynydd, co. Merioueth. Whereas Wynn was convented in this court for incontinency, and other matters of mean consequence, it appeared to the court he had confessed his crime before his ordinary, and suffered due punishment, before he heard there were letters missive or any process against him out of this court. The court, therefore, dismissed the cause, and referred further consideration thereof to the Bishop of Bangor, his ordinary; but as the court conceived the promoter of this cause might be probably ignorant that the defendant had already suffered punishment for his crime, they condemned Wynn in costs to the promoter, and taxed them at 3l., and ordered Wynn to be monished to pay the same.
Concerning the fees of the office, &c. This day the court ordered that the notes concerning the fees of this office should be presented to his Grace [Archbishop Laud], to be considered the first court day of next term, and a table thereof to be made and set up in a convenient place in the office; and Sir John Lambe to be meantime put in mind thereof. Ordered also, that henceforth on every mitigation day a note of the number and sorts of all prohibited Popish and schismatical books remaining in the registry of the court be presented to the court, that order may be taken for burning or disposing of them accordingly. Ordered also, that the messengers belonging to the court should a week before every mitigation day present their bills annexed to their petitions to Sir John Lambe, Dr. Duck, and Dr. Eden, or any two of them, that they may peruse, and if need be correct them, before they are presented to the court; and that the messengers should not presume to put in their bills any service whatsoever done or pretended to be done before the last preceding mitigation day.
July 2. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 231 b. Allotment of expenses to John Wragg, John Vesey, and Thos. Thrasher, messengers of this court. This day these messengers delivered into court their several petitions and bills of services done since last mitigation day, which were read in court; the court referred them to Sir Jo. Lambe, Dr. Duck, and Dr. Eden, who, or any two of whom, are to peruse their bills of services and allow them such competent satisfaction for their pains and expenses out of the fines and forfeitures ecclesiastical as they shall think fit.
fol. 230 b.
fol. 231 b.
The like to Stephen Knight and John Greenhill, public notaries. The like reference.
fol. 231 b. Margaret wife of James Harris, Lewis Bodie, mercer, Thos. Jones, mercer, and Alice Howell alias James, of Abergavenny, co. Monmouth. Defendants having neglected the letters missive to them to appear and answer articles, an attachment was decreed to bring them to answer their contempt.
fol. 230 b.
fol. 232.
Christopher Ayres, of London, suit promoted by his wife. Ordered to pay his wife 10s. a week for her alimony and to pay the arrears due to her at the same rate; the attachment decreed against him for not paying the said arrears to be dissolved for the next fortnight to see if he pay them in the interim; if he submits to this order and pays the arrears the attachment to be made void, but if he neglect to do so it is to be in force against him.
The churchwardens of Saint James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex. The steeple of the said church having long since fallen down, the churchwardens for the time being, notwithstanding divers admonitions from their ordinary, had neglected to rebuild it. Dr. Duck, Chancellor of London, ordered to call the church-wardens before him and judicially admonish them to repair the steeple by Michaelmas next; and if they neglect to do so the court will proceed ex officio against them as in a cause of contempt.
July 11. fol. 232 b. Sybil Bowen, of St. Mary Magdalen's Parish, London, widow. Ordered that unless she enter bond with sufficient security to appear by her procurator within six days after notice is given him for her appearance to hear sentence, within a month after her sight hereof, she shall be attached and detained in safe custody till she do so.
July 13. fol. 232. Will. Crane, clerk, of Irtlingborough, co. Northampton. The attachment formerly extracted against him for nonpayment of costs ordered to stand in force and be executed in accordance with his Grace's [Archbishop Laud's] pleasure signified to the Commissioners.
fol. 232 b. Lewis Smeath, of Aynsford [Aylesford ?], Kent. The cause dismissed, he being reconciled to his wife.
July 16. fol. 233. Sir [Edward] Powell Witnesses for the prosecution produced and sworn.
July 18. Tho. Philpott, a churchwarden of the parish church of Eastry, Kent. Appeared in the custody of a messenger and was sworn. To be examined before being let out of custody.
July 20. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 233. Christopher Ayres Receipt by Mabel Ayres for 5l. 10s. alimony paid by her husband to her use into the registry of the court, and received from Thos. Maydwell, public notary.
July 21. Sir Edward Powell Witnesses for the prosecution produced and sworn.
Aug. 7. fol. 234. Richard Smith Receipt of Elizabeth wife of Richard Smith for 5l. alimony received from the hands of Thomas Maydwell.
Aug. 12. Sir Edward Powell Witnesses for the prosecution produced and sworn.
Aug. 14. Do. Do.
Sept. 7. fol. 235. Henry Hunt, William Crowther, and John Wright, now or lately churchwardens of St. Martin's Outwich, London. Being apprehended by warrant from this court for their contempt in not collecting and bringing into the registry 93l. for the use of Richard Baker, joiner, promoter of this cause, according to the sentence of the court; they appeared personally and entered bond for 200l. for their personal appearance at Lambeth the first court day of Michaelmas term and so were discharged from custody.
Oct. 1. fol. 234. Mary wife of Paul Williams Witnesses for the defence produced and sworn.
Oct. 6. Do. Do.
Oct. 2. fol. 235. Isaac Ledenois promoted by Elizabeth his wife. The petition of Mrs. Ledenois to the Archbishop of Canterbury was referred to Dr. Ryves to compose their differences, or else to be proceeded in in court. Defendant not appearing upon warning given him was attached, and to-day in custody of a messenger of the court appeared and confessed he had been lawfully married to Mrs. Ledenois above 20 years; alleged he was to travel over into France to recover some debts due to him there; and offered to convey his property in Lutener-lane, Middlesex, to some friends to be named by his wife, for her use in his absence. On this being ordered he was released from custody.
Oct. 12. fol. 236. Richard Frank, of Hastings, Sussex Appeared and was sworn.
12 [Oct. ?] Bulmer and Mary Proctor, of St. Alban's. Appeared and were sworn.
Oct. 14. Richard Wotton, clerk, rector of Warmington, co. Warwick. William Pym, the promoter, appeared and was sworn.
Samuel Hawkins, of Ewell, Surrey Appeared and was sworn.
Oct. 15. Richard Reeve, yeoman The like.
William Hodges The like.
Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard Witness for the defence produced and sworn.
fol. 237. Robert Hawkins and Joan Bach Taxation of costs respited.
John Tuckerman Taxation of costs. Appointed for next court day.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 237. John Perrott Taxation of costs. Appointed or next court day.
John Wright, Henry Hunt, and William Crowther, of St. Martin's Outwich, London. Defendants' counsel alleged they could prove by acquittances under promoter's hand that he received 35l. more than he acknowledges, besides the old materials of the church; and they had no knowledge of the hearing of the cause or they would have proved it at informations. They desire a fresh hearing, but the promoter's counsel objected and desired defendants might be forced to bring in the money adjudged due to promoter, or be attached. Defendants alleged they were not churchwardens now and so had no power to collect the money, but were ready to pay their own shares. Defendants ordered to be released and their bonds delivered to them; and the rate left in the office is to be shown to the rest of the parishioners who are to be required to pay accordingly.
fol. 237 b. John Pulton, Charles Cockaine, Thos. Andrews, and Will. Tresham, governors, and Francis Bowden, pretended master, of the hospital of Rothwell, co. Northampton. Referred to the Bishop [Towers] of Peterborough, Sir John Lambe, Sir Nathaniel Brent, Dr. Aylett, and Dr. Mason, or any three of them, who are to certify his Grace of their opinion.
Richard Blundell, gent., now or late of Westminster. The cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced. Appointed for next court day.
William Hooper, of Tarrington, co. Hereford. The cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced.
Richard Higgons. The like.
Francis Nicholls, of Faxton, co. Northampton, and Will. Clarke, clerk, curate of the same place. Appointed for the first court day of Easter term.
fol. 238. The same Francis Nicholls in the second cause. This cause was partly heard to day, and is to be finally sentenced the first court day of Easter term next.
John Grills, Christopher Hawkey, and John Odgier. The like.
Henry Miller, clerk The like.
Richard Smith, of London, vintner, promoted by Elizabeth his wife. The like.
Laurence Wassold, of Smethcott, Shropshire. The like, out of his answers.
fol. 238 b. Sir Richard Samwell, of Upton, co. Northampton. The like.
George Parker, clerk, rector of Dunnington, co. Lincoln. The like.
George Sanders, of Yatton, Somerset. The like.
William Pinson, of Birmingham, co. Warwick. The like.
Sir Patrick Abercromby The like.
William Ackson, clerk, vicar of Painswick, co. Gloucester. The like.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 239. Robert Tomkins, of Alresford, Hants. The cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced.
Will. Waterman, clerk, curate of Milston, Wilts. The like.
David Edwards and others The like.
Edward Allein The like, out of his answers.
Robert Moorecroft, Henry Featley and Richard Pann. The like. Appointed for next court day.
fol. 239 b. Richard Hawkins and Richard Weaver, of Buckland Dingham, Somerset. The cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced.
Sir John Drydon, Lady Kingsmill, widow, and Elizabeth Gibbs. The like.
Edmund Prideaux and Charles Vaughan. Appointed for next court day.
Lewis Smeath, of Aynsford, Kent The like.
Hugh Pitcher He having paid his wife no alimony since June 10 last she desires an attachment for the money, and that further maintenance may be allowed her. Referred to Dr. Duck, who is to consider it and report next court day.
fol. 240. Thomas Shelton, Ralph Mabb, and John Dawson, booksellers. Allowed till next court day to consider their answers.
Francis Grove, of London, stationer. Appointed for next court day.
Edward Gerrard, and Elizabeth wife of John Gerrard. They were ordered to prove their defence by this day. Publication decreed.
Oliver Andrews, of Sudbury, Suffolk. Appointed for next court day.
fol. 240 b. Samuel Geffard and Edward Gilbert, churchwardens of St. James, Clerkenwell. The like.
Edward Tresham To proceed to proof.
James Rollocke The like.
Robert Chamberlain, of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn. Appeared and was sworn.
fol. 241. Adrian Henrix, merchant His bond to be certified [if he appear not] by next court day.
John Garbrand and Martha his wife, and Elizabeth Staines, widow, of Southwark. They are monished to appear this day and certify of their conference with Dr. Featley touching the lawfulness of the oath ex efficio.
Roger Quartermaine, Will. Ford, Thos. Teballs, William Russell, and Will. Shambrooke. The like.
John Vicars, of Christ Church, London. Examined. Licensed to appear by his protector.
fol. 241 b. Enoch Howert, late prisoner in the White Lion. He is to appear by virtue of his bond.
Thomas Lambe, late prisoner in the Fleet. The like.
Daniel Votier, clerk It was referred to Sir Nath. Brent to consider the sufficiency of his answers.
Thos. Robinson, of Coventry Appointed for next court day.
fol. 242. John Savage, of London [His bond to be certified] if he appear not by next court day.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 242. William Beale, S.T.P., of Cambridge University. The promoters of the complaints against him in the last Parliament are monished to appear this day to exhibit the same in articles.
Joan Robbins wife of John Robbins, of Southwark. To consider her answers by next court day.
Thomas Good, clerk, and Agnes Good, alias Barnard. Promoter's commission renewed on promise of its being returned before next court day.
fol. 242 b. Peter Brunetiere, a Frenchman Dismissed.
Thomas Wiborough, clerk, rector of Pebmarsh, Essex. Publication decreed, and the cause assigned to report.
Francis Buckland and Richard Norton. Appointed for next court day.
William Ingolsby, vicar of Brigstock, co. Northampton. Attachment decreed if he be not repeated before next court day.
Nicholas Jackson, of the same The promoter was ordered to take out and return his commission by this day.
fol. 243. Robert Hazlewood, clerk He was ordered to make all proofs upon his defence by this day. The counsel for the defence disputing this assignation, it was referred to Informations to ascertain whether the assignation be right or no; if right, the cause to be assigned to report.
John Enewes, rector of Bilton, co. Warwick. Referred to Dr. Duck and Dr. Eden, touching a mistake of the name Edward for Edmund in the original articles; they are to certify next court day.
Henry Morgan, clerk He was ordered to put in his defence by this day.
Tristram Hinchliffe, vicar of Timberland, co. Lincoln. Respited till next court day.
ol. 243 b. Thomas Cotton and Dorothy Thornton. Having been four years imprisoned in Stafford Gaol for not performing their penance, paying promoter's charges, and the fine imposed to his Majesty's use, defendants petition for remission of their penance. Attachment decreed till they perform the sentence, and the certifying of their bond respited till next court day.
Henry Garrett, Will. Cobb, and others, parishioners of St. Bartholomew the Great, London. Garrett and Cobb were decreed excommunicate for not paying the parish clerk's wages according to the court's order, and the excommunication against them is denounced and returned to consider.
Arthur Coleman and Will. Rashleigh, apparitors. Appointed for next court day.
George Hagar and others The like.
fol. 244. William Covell and Robert Ingram, of St. Ives, co. Huntingdon. Publication was introduced.
Will. Rosse Appointed for next court day.
Francis Folliott, rector of Barkswell, co. Warwick. The like, to hear the will of the court concerning fuller answers.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 244. Sir Edward Powell Commission decreed for examination of witnesses on the part of the office. Referred to Sir Nathaniel Brent and Dr. Wood, to consider concerning alimony and costs.
fol. 244. b. Daniel Berry, vicar of Knowstone-cum-Molland, Devon. Publication decreed on the part of the promoter.
John Powell and Joan his wife Publication decreed.
Lowry Owen, of Eglwys-fach, co. Denbigh. Appointed for next court day.
William Sutton, S.T.P. The like.
fol. 245. Edward Kidd, clerk Commission introduced.
Robert Pierce, vicar of Aberdaron, co. Carnarvon. Appointed for next court day.
Concerning the repair of the chancel of the parish church of St. Mary Bourne, diocese of Winchester. To stand over till next court day.
James Betton, S.T.P., of Shrewsbury. To consider the answers.
fol. 245 b. James Harris, his wife, and others Appointed for next court day.
Robert Theoderick If the defence be not put in by Allhallowtide the cause to be assigned to report.
Robert Toop of Ugborough, Devon Appointed for next court day.
William Hill The like.
fol. 246. George Harris, of St. Andrew's, Holborn. The like.
Sybil Bowen, widow To put in the defence by next court day.
Edmund Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. Appointed for next court day.
Peter Ingram, clerk, of Desford, co. Leicester. The like.
fol. 246 b. Thomas Bulwer and Mary wife of Samuel Proctor, of St. Alban's, Herts. A suit having been commenced by promoter against defendants in the Court of Arches on the same articles as are exhibited in this cause, this cause was dismissed this court as far as regards Mary Proctor, to be heard by Sir John Lambe in the Arches; and as far as regards Bulwer, it was referred to Sir Jo. Lambe to consider and certify next court day whether the articles against him are fit to be retained in this court.
Tho. Hamersley, of Botham, co. Stafford. His bond to be certified if he appear not before next court day. Attachment decreed for her.
Robert Motteram, of Calverton, Notts., yeoman. Appeared and was sworn. Appointed for next court day.
Richard Reeve, yeoman, of Irtlingborough, co. Northampton. The like.
fol. 247. John Marston, clerk He is to stand on his bond; and to consider his answers by next court day.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 247. Thomas Philpott and Tho. Woodham, of Eastry, Kent. The counsel for the office to consider Philpott's answers before Monday next, and if they are full enough his bond is to be delivered him and he licensed to appear by proctor.
Samuel Hawkins, of Ewell, Surrey Appeared and was sworn. Appointed for next court day.
James Andrewes and Elizabeth his wife, of Cambridge. Appointed for next court day.
fol. 247 b. Oliver Chiver, clerk, of Merthyr Dovan, co. Glamorgan. Attachment decreed if he appear not by next court day.
Will. Smith, Thos. Wortham, and Thos. Wortham, jun., of Massingham Magna, Norfolk. Thos. Wortham, jun., dismissed with costs, to be taxed next court day. The other defendants appeared and were sworn.
John Donnell, clerk, of Bulmer, Essex. Appointed for next court day.
Richard Frank, clerk, of Hastings, Sussex. Referred to Sir Nathaniel Brent to certify before next court day.
fol. 248. —Walker, of Martham, Norfolk A commission for answers on both sides decreed.
Richard Pavy and Mary wife of John Joselin. Publication decreed.
Edmund Reeve, clerk Monition to bring in an order of the Bishop of Ely and Dr. Eden's by next court day.
fol. 248 b. [Fulk] Goldsmith and others Attachment against the witnesses if they appear not by next court day.
William and Joseph Alliston Intimation of 10l. decreed if they appear not before next court day.
John Pitman Appointed for next court day.
John Crocker Commission for his answers decreed, returnable the first day of next term.
fol. 249. William Sherman and Elizabeth Rawlins. Appointed for next court day.
Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson Defendants petition for a sufficient prosecutor, or the cause to be dismissed. Referred to Informations for consideration.
Mary Williams Publication decreed.
Robert King, yeoman Appeared and was sworn.
fol. 249 b. Thomas Wild Referred to Informations to consider the nature of this cause; a sufficient promoter to be put in before next court day.
Simon Sloper, of Bath Appointed for next court day, and an attachment decreed.
Thomas Barnard and Sarah Baylie, of Middlesex. The like.
Sybil Bowen, widow, of St. Mary Magdalene's Parish. She was ordered to put in her defence by this day.
fol. 250. Sir Edmund Plowden Nothing done.
Edward Shove, clerk Compulsory decreed against Dr. Argent and Hardwick.
Sir Wiliam Elwis, Mrs. Ratcliff, widow, and her son. Attachment decreed.
Oct. 15. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 250. Miles Birkett Appointed for next court day.
fol. 250 b. William Loveledge, clerk Appeared in the messenger's custody and was sworn.
Jeremiah Whitworth A motion by Dr. Rives.
John Symonds and Elizabeth Ramsey, alias Browne. To be attached if they appear not by next court day.
fol. 252. Henry Hunt, William Crowther, and John Wright. Note that defendants had paid their share of the tax levied on St. Martin's Outwich Parish for repair of the church; they are discharged without costs and their bonds delivered to them.
Oct. 19. Edward Kydd, clerk Witnesses for the defence produced and sworn.
Francis Grove Promoter ordered to bring in all the defendants mentioned in the original articles and proceed against them in the court; and to take out all compulsories and make all his proofs against Grove before the next court day but one, or the cause to be utterly dismissed.
Sir Edward Powell Witness for the prosecution produced and sworn.
Oct. 20. fol. 252 b. Do. Do.
Oct. 21. William Sherman, of West Walton, Norfolk. Appeared and was sworn.
Oct. 22. fol. 254. Robert Hawkins and Joan Bach Taxation of costs.
John Tuckerman, yeoman The like against the promoter.
John Perrott The like.
fol. 254 b. George Parker, clerk, B.D. Appointed for the second session of next term.
Richard Blundell, gent., now or late of Westminster. Appointed for next court day.
William Hooper, of Tarrington, co. Hereford. The like.
Richard Higgins The like.
fol. 255. John Grills, Christopher Hawkey, and Thos. Odgier. The like.
Henry Miller, clerk The like.
Richard Smith, gent., promoted by his wife. The like.
Laurence Wassold The like.
fol. 255 b. Sir Richard Samwell The like.
George Sanders, of Yatton, Somerset. The like.
William Pinson, of Birmingham The like
Sir Patrick Abercromby The like
fol. 256. Will. Ackson, vicar of Painswick, co. Gloucester. The like.
Robert Tomkins, of Alresford, Hants. The like.
Will. Waterman, clerk The like. Appointed for next court day.
David Edwards and others The like.
Oct. 22. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 256 b. Edward Allein, gent. Monition to attend and hear judgment.
Robert Moorecroft, Henry Featly, and Richard Pann. The cause to be heard next court day or be dismissed.
Richard Hawkins and Richard Weaver. The like.
Sir Jonn Drydon and others The like.
fol. 257. Lewis Smeath Appointed for next court day.
Hugh Pitcher The like.
Thos. Shelton, Ralph Mabb, and John Dawson. To proceed to proof, and a commission decreed.
Francis Grove, of London, stationer, and others. It was referred to Sir John Lambe to set down order in this cause. It is ordered.
fol. 257 b. Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth wife of John Gerrard. Ordered to be answered by next court day.
Oliver Andrews, of Sudbury, Suffolk. Appointed for next court day.
Robert Chamberlain, of St. Andrew's Parish, Holborn. To be attached if not examined within three days.
Adrian Henrix, merchant Appeared and was sworn.
fol. 258. Daniel Votier It was referred to Sir Nath. Brent to consider the sufficiency of his answers; the reference continued to next court day.
Thos. Robinson, of Coventry Publication decreed.
Joan Wife of John Robbins Appointed for next court day.
Thos. Good and Agnes his wife The affidavit has been made; promoter's commission renewed.
fol. 258 b. Thomas Wiborough, clerk Respited till next court day.
Francis Buckland and Richard Norton. The like.
Nicholas Jackson Assigned to report if promoter produce not his witnesses by next court day.
Robert Hazlewood, clerk Commission decreed.
fol. 259. John Enewes, clerk, rector of Bilton, Warwick. To be reformed quoad testes, and a commission decreed.
Henry Morgan, clerk Defence admitted; to be proved before the first court day of Candlemas term next.
Tristram Hinchliff, clerk To be attached if he pay not the 7l. costs retardati processus by next court day.
Thomas Cotton and Dorothy Thornton. Their bonds to be certified if they perform not their penance by the first session of next term.
fol. 259 b. Henry Garrett, Will. Cobb, and others, parishioners of St. Bartholomew the Great, London. Garrett and Cobb were pronounced excommunicate for not paying their parish clerk's wages according to the court's order, and the excommunication is denounced and returned. To hear the will of the court.
Arthur Coleman and Will. Rashleigh. A monition to hear sentence next court day.
Oct. 22. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 259b. George Hagar and others Appointed for next court day.
William Covell and Robert Ingram. To put in their defence within three weeks, and to proceed to proof the second court day of next term.
fol. 260. Will. Rosse, gent. Appointed for next court day.
Francis Folliott, rector of Barkswell, co. Warwick. To hear the pleasure of the court next court day concerning the sufficiency of the answers to the first and fifth articles; a commission decreed.
Sir Edward Powell Witnesses produced.
John Powell and Joan his wife Defendants had till to-day to return the commission for their answers.
fol. 260 b. Lowry Owen, of Eglwys-vach, co. Denbigh. Commission for defendant's answers was introduced.
William Sutton, S.T.P. Appointed for next court day.
Edward Kidd, clerk Examination of witnesses. Publication decreed.
Robert Pierce Appointed for next court day.
fol. 261. Concerning the repairs of the chancel of the parish church of St. Mary Bourne. The like.
James Betton, S.T.P. The like.
James Harris, his wife, and others, of Abergavenny, co. Monmouth. Commission introduced, to consider their answers by next court day.
Robert Toop, of Ugborough, Devon, and John Crocker. The counsel for the office had till today to consider Toop's answers.
fol. 262 b. George Harris Appointed for next court day.
Sybil Bowen, widow Her defence introduced.
Edmund Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. Appointed for next court day.
Peter Ingram, clerk To be examined within a week, or an attachment decreed.
fol. 263. Thos. Bulwer and Mary Proctor. Appointed for next court day.
Thos. Hamersly and Elizabeth Hamersly, alias Agard his wife. An attachment decreed if she appear not by next court day, and his bond to be certified.
Robert Motteram, of Calverton, co. Nottingham. Appointed for next court day.
Richard Reeve He is examined.
fol. 263 b. John Marston, clerk, late of Canterbury. Admonished to appear next court day, and his answers to be considered.
Thos. Woodham, of, Eastry, Kent, miller. To consider his answers.
Samuel Hawkins To be attached if he be not examined by next court day.
James Andrews and Elizabeth his wife, of Cambridge. They were ordered to prove their defence by this day.
fol. 264. Oliver Chiver, clerk To answer by his proctor before next court day.
Will. Smith and Tho. Wortham, of Massingham Magna, Norfolk. To consider their answers by next court day; and if sufficient [to be heard]: appointed for next court day.
Jo. Donnell, vicar of Bulmer, Essex. His bond was to be certified if he appeared not this day.
Richard Pavy and Mary Joselin To consider by next court day.
Oct. 22. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 264 b. Fulk Goldsmith, John Wells, and William Plummer. The promoter's witnesses ordered to be attached.
William and Joseph Alliston Attachment decreed.
Christopher Withens Withens having, according to a former order of the court, paid 200l. into the Registry for maintenance of his wife and children, the cause was since dismissed, and his wife ordered to return home to him. He now desires the 200l. to be delivered to him again, which motion was referred to the Commissioners at Informations.
Mary wife of Paul Williams Publication of witnesses for the defence decreed, and copies assigned to both sides; and the cause assigned to report.
fol. 265. Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth wife of John Gerrard. The witnesses on both sides are published; and a motion by Dr. Rives.
John Pitman Commission decreed.
William Sherman Appointed for next court day.
Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson. The like.
fol. 265 b. Thos. Wild, clerk The Commissioners at Informations this day ordered Wild to answer the additionals; and that sufficient bond should be given before next court day for proof of the articles and additionals.
Simon Sloper, of Bath To be attached for non-appearance.
Thomas Barnard, of St. Martin's-in-the-fields, and Sarah Baylie, of Wandsworth, Surrey. The like.
John Symonds and Elizabeth Ramsey, alias Brown. The like.
fol. 266. Richard Benion, of Coggeshall Magna, Essex. To be attached if he appear not by the second court day following.
Richard Wotton, clerk Appointed for next court day.
Edmund Reeve, clerk He was monished to bring in the order made by the Bishop of Ely and Dr. Eden this day. It is brought in: to consider.
Edward Shove, clerk The cause to be continued.
Thomas Philpott, yeoman Referred to the Commissioners at Informations.
Christopher Ayres A motion by Dr. Merrick.
Oct. 23. fol. 267. Francis Grove, stationer, and others. Witnesses for the promoter produced and sworn.
Oct. 31. fol. 252 b. Sir Edward Powell Lady Mary wife of Sir Edward Powell was sworn, and gave in her written answers to his allegation.
Nov. 6. fol. 267. John Simonds, of St. Clement Danes Parish, Middlesex. Appeared and was sworn.
fol. 268. Robert Hawkins and Joan Bach Appointed for next court day.
John Tuckerman He is dead.
John Perrott The promoter is dead.
Nov. 6. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 268. Robert Moorecroft, Henry Feately, and Richard Pann. His Grace [Archbishop Laud] is to be further informed in the cause, and it is to be heard the second court day of next term.
fols. 268 b.-270. Richard Blundell These causes were appointed to be informed in and finally sentenced this day, but now are not to be entered unless any one desire that they may be heard.
William Hooper, of Tarrington
Richard Higgons
John Grills, Thomas Odgier, and Christopher Hawkey.
Henry Miller, clerk
Richard Smith
Laurence Wassole
Sir Richard Samwell
Geo. Sanders, of Yatton
Will. Pinson
Will. Ackson, clerk
Robert Tomkins, of Alresford, Hants.
Will. Waterman, clerk
fol. 270. David Edwards and others, parishioners of St. Martin Orgars, London. The counsel for the office are to take out of the books what notes they will have transcribed, and then the books to be delivered.
Edward Allein, gent. To be informed in and finally sentenced out of his answers this day.
Richard Hawkins and Richard Weaver. Appointed for the first session of Easter term by consent.
fol. 270 b. Sir Jo. Drydon and others The cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced.
Arthur Coleman and William Rashleigh. The like out of his answers.
Lewis Smeath It was referred to the Bishop of Rochester to set down order in this cause.
Hugh Pitcher Referred again to Dr. Duck.
Francis Grove and others Witnesses produced; a compulsory decreed against William Eales and Winter.
fol. 271. Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard. Publication decreed and assigned to report.
Oliver Andrews Appointed for next court day.
Robert Chamberlain The like.
Adrian Henrix, merchant The like.
fol. 271 b. Daniel Votier It was referred to Sir Nathaniel Brent to consider the sufficiency of his answers.
Tho. Robinson, of Coventry A defence to be put in this term, and to proceed to proof by next term.
Francis Buckland and Richard Norton. The defence admitted, and promoter to answer it.
fol. 272. Nicholas Jackson, of Brigstock, Northamptonshire. Referred to Informations to consider whether the cause is to be retained or dismissed, the promoter having made no proof of the articles.
Tristram Hinchliff, clerk Attachment decreed.
Henry Garrett, William Cobb, and others. Appointed for next court day.
Geo. Hagar and others The commission to be opened.
fol. 272 b. Francis Folliott, clerk If he answer not fully the first, second, and fifth articles before next term he is to be called to make fuller answers in person.
Nov. 6. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 272 b. Sir Edward Powell Consideration of the matters of alimony and costs of suit referred to Sir John Lambe, Sir Nath. Brent, and Dr. Wood. Crumpe to be monished to be examined, and the question if fuller answers referred to Informations.
John Powell and Joan his wife The counsel for the office had till this day to consider their answers.
Lowry Owen, of Eglwys-vach, co. Denbigh. Referred to the Commissioners at Informations to dismiss or retain the cause.
fol. 273. Will. Sutton, S.T.P. To be assigned to report if publication be not made before next court day.
Edward Kidd, clerk The cause stayed, pending sentence in a cause of marriage against defendant in the ecclesiastical court at Nottingham.
Robert Pierce, clerk To consider their answers within three days.
Concerning the repair of the chancel of the parish church of St. Mary Bourne, diocese of Winchester. To stand over.
fol. 273 b. James Betton, S.T.P., of Shrewsbury. Appointed for next court day.
James Harris, his wife, and others The like.
George Harris The like.
Sybil Bowen, widow The like, to hear the pleasure of the court.
fol. 274. Edmund Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. The like.
Peter Ingram To be attached for not having been examined.
Thomas Bulwer and Mary Proctor To hear the pleasure of the court next court day.
Tho. Hamersly and Elizabeth Hamersly, alias Agard, his pretended wife. Attachment decreed for non-appearance.
fol. 274 b. John Marston, clerk, late of Canterbury. The counsel for the office to consider his answers within three days, and he to attend next court day.
Samuel Hawkins, of Ewell, Surrey He was monished to be examined before this day.
James Andrews and Elizabeth his wife. They were ordered to make all proofs on their defence by this day.
Oliver Chiver, clerk His proctor to answer the exhibits on oath; defendant to get his defence admitted within a fortnight, and then he is licensed to appear by proctor; and to prove his defence by the first court day of next term.
fol. 275. John Donnell, clerk His bond to be certified for nonappearance.
Christopher Withens The former rule to stand.
William Sherman and his wife Both to be attached.
Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson A promoter to be found by next court day.
fol. 275 b. Tho. Wild, clerk Witness produced; and to consider by next court day.
Nov. 6. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 275b. Richard Wotton, clerk Appointed for next court day.
Edmund Reeve The like.
Edward Shove The like.
fol. 276. John Simonds To be examined by next court day.
Sir William Faunt and others Publication decreed quoad vivos.
Mary Williams The cause assigned to report.
Richard Benion The cause stayed.
fol. 276 b. Robert Baylie Publication decreed. To hear the will of the court whether the promoter be sufficient.
Thomas Wright and Judith his wife. Attachment decreed against his wife.
William Loveledge Dr. Lewen's motion rejected.
Richard Reeve, of Irtlingborough, co. Northampton. The court assigned to hear the opinion of the Commissioners at the next Informations.
fol. 277. Christopher Ayres To be attached for the arrears of alimony unpaid, and referred to Informations whether he is to be condemned in costs of suit or no.
William Sherman A motion by Dr. Talbot.
William Rosse To hear the pleasure of the court whether his answers be full enough.
William Ingoldsby, clerk To consider his answers by next court day.
fol. 277 b. Jane Glover, spinster An attachment by next court day on affidavit that she has fled.
William Doggett, of Claptonswick, Somerset. Attachment decreed.
Robert Kercher, S.T.P., and others Publication decreed.
James Tompson The defence to be brought in by next court day.
James Rawson, clerk Appointed, for next court day to hear the will of the court.
fol. 278. Daniel Berry, clerk To answer the two articles exhibited by next court day; a commission decreed.
Thos. Wortham, jun. Mr. Pooley was monished to pay 4l. costs by this day.
Thomas Wiborow, clerk Referred to the Commissioners at Informations, to consider about a witness not fully examined but desired to be so, and also whether a certain disputed book should be used as evidence. Defendant ordered to give in his defence before the end of this term, and to make all proofs upon it before the first court day of next term.
fol. 279. Thomas Steward and Grace his wife. This day Archbishop Laud referred this cause to any three of the Commissioners for final dismissal. Sir John Lambe, Dr. Gwynn, and Dr. Wood considered it, and finding that defendants had been convented by their ordinary for incontinence before marriage, and had performed the public penance enjoined on them, they dismissed the cause.
Nov. 12. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 279b. Sir Edward Powell Witness for the prosecution produced and sworn.
fol. 280. Robert Hawkins and Joan Bach This cause not to be entered any more unless it be called upon.
David Edwards and others Appointed for next court day.
Edward Allein The like.
Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth wife of John Gerrard. Promoter's brief to be brought in by next court day, when the cause is to be finally sentenced.
fol. 280 b. Sir John Dreydon To be informed in and finally sentenced the first session of Easter term.
Arthur Coleman and William Rashley. Costs taxed at 8l. to be paid by the feast of Wulfstan next [Jan. 19].
Lewis Smeath Appointed for next court day.
Hugh Pitcher The like.
fol. 281. Francis Grove, of London, and others. Attachment decreed against Winter and Eales.
Oliver Andrews Appointed for next court day.
Robert Chamberlain To be attached if he be not examined by Tuesday.
fol. 281 b. Adrian Henrip The like.
Thomas Wiborough, clerk The book in dispute not to be used as evidence, and the promoter's witness not to be re-examined.
Francis Buckland and Richard Norton. Appointed for next court day.
fol. 282. Nicholas Jackson, of Bridgestock, co. Northampton. A new commission granted, if it be taken out before the end of this term, returnable the second session of next term.
Henry Garrett and others, of the parish of St. Bartholomew the Great, London. Garrett and Cobb are absolved, November 13th, 1640.
George Hagar and others Publication decreed.
Sir Edward Powell Referred to Sir John Lambe, Sir Nath. Brent, and Dr. Wood, to do therein as they think fit.
fol. 282 b. John Powell and Joan his wife Appointed for next court day.
Lowry Owen To proceed to proof and a commission decreed, returnable the second session of Hilary term.
William Sutton, S.T.P Publication decreed.
Robert Pierce, clerk Appointed for next court day.
fol. 283. James Betton, S.T.P. To proceed to proof.
James Harris, his wife, and others Appointed for next court day.
George Harris The like.
fol. 283 b. Sybil Bowen, widow Her defence admitted.
Edmund Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. Appointed for next court day.
Thomas Bulwer and Mary Procter It was referred to Sir John Lambe to set down order in this cause.
Thomas Hamersly and Elizabeth Hamersly, alias Agard. Nothing done.
fol. 284. John Marston, clerk Appointed for next court day.
fol. 284 b. James Andrews and Elizabeth his wife. The like.
Nov. 12. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 284 b. Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson Referred to some of the Commissioners.
Thomas Wild, clerk Commission decreed, returnable the second session of next term; to hear the court's pleasure for a promoter, and a compulsory decreed for witnesses in town.
fol. 285. Richard Wotton, clerk Publication decreed if the witness be examined before next court day.
Edward Shove Appointed for next court day.
John Simonds, of St. Clement Danes Parish. Opening of the commission is decreed.
fol. 285 b. Mary Williams To bring in her brief before next court day, when the cause is assigned to report.
Robert Baily The defence to be brought in by the last court day of this term.
Richard Reeve Appointed for next court day.
Christopher Ayres The cause stayed.
fol. 286. William Rosse Appointed for next court day.
William Ingoldsby, clerk The like.
James Rawson, clerk Letter ordered to be written to Mr. Trigonnell to pay Rawson 6l. for a quarter's wages due last Lady Day for serving the cure of Milton Abbas.
Daniel Berry, clerk Appointed for next court day.
fol. 286 b. Richard Benion, of Coggeshall, Essex. To be attached if he appear not before Saturday.
Edmund Thomas, of Westram, Kent. The briefs to be put in by the last court day of this term; he is to be called to hear judgment the second session of next term.
James Thompson Referred to any of the Commissioners to admit the defence.
William Hill, of Longdon, co. Worcester. The cause dismissed. Referred to Dr. Duck to consider whether defendant shall have costs or no.
[John] Tuckerman Taxation of costs appointed for the second session of next term.
fol. 287. [John] Perrot, yeoman The like.
Thomas David, of Caron, co. Cardigan. Appointed for next court day.
Richard Frank, clerk, of Hastings, Sussex. The counsel for the office informed that defendant in his answers had confessed so much cruelty and mis-usage of his wife it was not safe for her to live with him, and therefore he desired he might be condemned in costs and alimony to her; which the court held reasonable, and referred it to the Commissioners at Informations to tax the same. Also, defendant having used his wife worse than ever since the exhibition of the original articles, additional articles were desired to be admitted concerning it; the court referred the admission of the additionals to any of the Commissioners on affidavit of the truth thereof.
fol. 287 b. William Hodges, of London To be attached if he be not examined before Monday.
Nov. 12. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 287 b. Shipley, Mackernes, and others, of St. Thomas the Apostle's Parish, London. Referred to the Commissioners at Informations to consider whether the books of accounts of the said parish should be delivered to the parishioners or no; and whether Mackernes is to be attached for not returning a perfect account.
Lancelot Copleston, of Alverdiscott, Devon. Appeared and was sworn. Attachment decreed.
William Smyth and Thomas Wortham. Counsel for the office desired the cause might go to report on defendant's answers, but their counsel desired time to propound their defence. Referred to the Commissioners at Informations.
fol. 288. Simon Sloper, of Bath Appeared, was sworn, and admonished to be examined by next court day.
Robert Kene, clerk, and Elizabeth his daughter. Monition to the sureties to bring in the daughter.
John Kelly, M.A. Appointed for next court day.
The parishioners of Gislingham, Suffolk. The certificate of their repairing the steeple is brought in.
fol. 288 b. Edmund Petty Appointed for next court day.
Nov. 14. fol. 279 b. Sir Edmund Powell Witness produced and sworn.
fol. 288 b. James Benion, of Coggeshall, Essex. Appeared, was sworn, and admonished to be examined before next court day.
Sir Edward Powell He is condemned in costs of suit. The taxation of costs, alimony, and fuller answers assigned to be heard on Monday.
fol. 289. Thomas Steward and Grace his wife. Copy of letters testimonial from Dr. Lewen, commissary to the Bishop of Norwich, defendant's ordinary, certifying that they had performed penance for their crime; and enclosing a copy of the said penance and certificate of its public performance. See above, Nov. 6, fol. 279.
Nov. 16. fol. 290. William Hayes, promoter for the office against Geo. Hagar, John Strange, and others. Appeared and was sworn. The defendants' defence admitted.
Sir Edward Powell Taxation of alimony appointed for next court day at Informations.
Nov. 19. fol. 291. David Edwards and others Appointed for next court day.
Edward Gerrard and Elizabeth wife of John Gerrard. The like.
Edward Allein The like.
fol. 291 b. Edmund Thomas, of Westram, Kent. The like.
Mary Williams The like.
Lewis Smeath, of Rochester diocese The like.
Richard Benion, of Coggeshall Magna, Essex. To be attached if he give not in his answers by Tuesday night next. Referred to any one of the Commissioners to consider if he is to be condemned in alimony and costs.
Simon Sloper, of Bath Appointed for next court day.
Nov. 19. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 292. Hugh Pitcher This cause having been long since referred to Dr. Duck and nothing done in it, it was again referred to Dr. Duck and Dr. Aylett, or either of them, to set down order in it.
Francis Grove and others Witness produced and sworn; publication decreed.
Oliver Andrews Nothing done.
fol. 292 b. Geo. Hagar and others The promoter to answer defendants' allegation before next court day.
Sir Edward Powell Referred to next court day.
John Powell and Joan his wife To proceed to proof.
fol. 293. Will. Sutton, S.T.P. Nothing done.
Robert Pierce, clerk The counsel for the office had till this day to consider his answers.
James Harris, his wife, and others Appointed for next court day.
Geo. Harris The like.
fol. 293 b. Edward Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. The like.
Tho. Hamersley and Elizabeth Hamersley, alias Agard. The like.
John Marston, clerk Commission decreed, and to hear the pleasure of the court as to additionals.
Robert Chamberlain He is examined.
fol. 294. Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson It was referred to any of the Commissioners to set down order in this cause.
Tho. Wild, clerk Commission decreed, and Ackson to be re-examined upon the additionals and new interrogatories.
Richard Wotton, clerk Assigned to report.
Edward Shove, clerk Attachment against Dr. Argent, Middleton, Layfield, and others.
fol. 294 b. John Simonds To be attached if he be not examined before next court day.
William Rosse To answer fully to the fifth, sixth, and twelfth articles.
William Ingolsby, clerk The counsel for the office had till this day to consider his answers.
fol. 295. Daniel Berry, clerk Hunt to be attached if he answer not by next court day.
James Thompson Appointed for next court day.
Thos. David, of Caron, co. Cardigan. The intimation of 20l. to be certified if he appear not before next court day.
Shipley, Makerness, and others of St. Thomas the Apostle's Parish, London. To make their accounts in the office and then to have the account book out; and to hear the pleasure of the court with regard to a promoter next court day.
fol. 295 b. William Smith and Tho. Wortham Appointed for next court day.
Robert Kene, clerk, and Elizabeth his daughter. The sureties were ordered to bring Elizabeth Kene into court this day or to show cause why their bond should not be certified. The bond to be certified if they do not bring her in by the first court day of next term.
John Kelly, M.A. Appointed for next court day.
Nov. 19. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 295 b. Edmund Petty The cause dismissed.
fol. 296. William Hill, of Longdon, co. Worcester Dismissed without costs.
Joan Glover, now or late of Marton, Surrey. No attachment.
Anne Philips, of Hereford diocese, widow. Commission decreed to take her answers.
Edward Tresham Assigned to report next court day.
fol. 296 b. James Rollock Assigned to report.
David Rogers Appointed for next court day to hear the will of the court.
Robert Grosse, clerk Publication of witnesses decreed.
James Andrews and Elizabeth his wife. The cause dismissed and their bonds delivered up to them.
fol. 297. John Ivery, clerk Appointed to hear the pleasure of the court.
William and Edward Kirton Appointed for next court day.
Oliver Chiver, clerk The defence to be considered by Tuesday, and Mr. Guy to answer it by next court day.
James Andrews and Elizabeth his wife. Defendants' counsel stating that they had been called into this court by Dr. Eden, and that they had given him full satisfaction concerning the matters complained of against them, the cause was dismissed as above.
fol. 297 b. Shipley, Leaves, and Makerness, church-wardens of St. Thomas the Apostle, London. Fuller account of the proceedings noted above, fol. 295.
Nicholas Jackson, of Bridgestock, co. Northampton. The Commissioners at Informations being informed that the promoter, Mr. Ingoldsby, had lapsed his term probatory and that the matters contained in the articles were not fit for the cognizance of this court, but might fitly be heard before the Ordinary, the Court dismissed the cause and referred it to the Bishop of Peterborough, defendant's diocesan, to set down final order therein or to certify to the court.
Nov. 23. fol. 298 b. John Walker Appeared and was sworn.
Nov. 26. Richard Benyon, of Coggeshall, Essex. Mrs. Benyon offered to live with defendant, her husband, if he would give good bond to use and maintain her well; but on his utterly refusing to give such bond, he was condemned in costs of suit to his wife, which were taxed at 10l., and ordered to pay her alimony at the rate of 15l. a year, to be paid monthly and to commence from the date of the letters missive against him; under pain of attachment if he fail to pay either costs or alimony.
fol. 299. Sir Patrick Abercromby Dismissed and his bonds to be redelivered to him; the court finding nothing proved worthy of their cognizance.
David Edwards and others Appointed for next court day, and the briefs to be brought in the meantime.
Edward Gerrard and Eliz. wife of John Gerrard. The promoter's brief is brought in.
Nov. 26. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 299 b. Edward Allen Appointed for next court day.
Edmund Thomas The like.
James Rollock The like.
Edward Tresham The like.
Lewis Smeath The like.
fol. 300. Richard Benyon, of Coggeshall, Essex. Dr. Wood's order [see above, fol. 298 b.] confirmed; and referred again to Dr. Wood to consider the sufficiency of his answers.
Simon Sloper, of Bath Appointed for next court day.
Hugh Pitcher The like.
Oliver Andrews The like.
fol. 300 b. George Hagar and others To be attached if he pay not the notary's expenses and put in his answer within a fortnight.
Sir Edward Powell, promoted by Mary his wife. Referred again to the Commissioners at Informations, or to any three of them, at any convenient time and place to allot and tax alimony to Lady Powell.
Robert Pierce, clerk Appointed for next court day.
James Harris and his wife The like.
fol. 301. George Harris The like.
Edmund Eastcourt and Isaac Geering. The like.
Thomas Hamersley and Elizabeth Agard, alias Hamersley. Dr. Merrick alleged the cause to be agreed and desired it to be dismissed: he is to attend the Commissioners.
Jo. Marston, clerk Additionals to be admitted quoad testes.
fol. 301 b and 302. The entries on these pages are crossed out.
fol. 302 b. William Smith and Thomas Wortham. Appointed for next court day.
John Kelly, M.A. The Commissioners took time till this day to consider whether or no he shall be restored to the ministry. Appointed for next court day.
David Rogers The cause dismissed.
John Ivery, clerk A monition to hear sentence.
fol. 303. Oliver Chiver, clerk Appointed for next court day
Richard Pavy and Mary wife of John Joseline. The defence was ordered to be brought in by this day.
Tho. Wiborough, clerk The like: to go to report if the defence be not brought in within a fortnight.
Robert Baylie, of Haughton, co. Stafford. The defence is brought in. Commission decreed.
fol. 303 b. John Herbert, of Crickhowell, co. Brecknock. Costs retardati processus taxed at 40s., and to be paid Jan. 19.
Robert Chamberlain He is examined.
Richard Hill and Mary Wilkinson A promoter has entered bond.
Richard Wotton, clerk The cause is assigned to report.
fol. 304. John Simonds, of St. Clement Danes Parish. To be attached if he be not fully examined within a week.
William Ingolsby, clerk Referred to the Ordinary.
Daniel Berry, clerk The same commission for both.
Nov. 26. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 304. James Tompson To go to report if his defence be not admitted within a fortnight.
Thomas David, of Caron, co. Cardigan. The intimation of 20l. to be certified for his non-appearance.
fol. 304 b. Francis Folliott, clerk Commission decreed, and to consider his fuller answers.
John Hayman and others, parishioners of St. Saviour's, Southwark. Appointed for next court day.
John Walker, of Norwich diocese Consideration of a better promoter referred to the Commissioners at Informations, the present promoter being unable to pay defendant's costs in case he fail to prove the articles.
fol. 305. John Enewes, clerk Copy of the additionals to be delivered to defendant's counsel within three days, the additionals to be admitted within a week following, and no commission to be taken out in the meantime.
Lowry Owen, of Eglwys-vach, co. Denbigh. Commission decreed.
Thos. Robinson The defence to be given in within a week, or the cause to go to report.
Lancelot Copleston Commission for his answers decreed and the attachment superseded, he paying 13s. 4d.
fol. 305 b. James Rawson The promoter, Tregonnel, dismissed, having paid into the Registry of the court the 3l. 6s. 8d. due to Rawson for a quarter's salary.
William Ackson To be heard next court day, and a monition to hear judgment decreed.
Thomas Wild, clerk A sufficient promoter to be bound for the prosecution of this cause before the second court day of next term, or the cause to be dismissed.
Edmund Petty This cause being dismissed, it is appointed for next court day to hear the will of the court whether they will give defendant his costs or no.
fol. 306. Edward Shove, clerk Appointed for next court day to hear the will of the court.
Robert, James and Martha Couch Commission for their answers decreed, returnable the second session of next term.
Robert Grosse, clerk To put in and prove his defence within a month. Consideration of his interrogatories against Dr. Fuller, Dean of Ely, referred to any one of the Commissioners, and if they are found to be scandalous or impertinent they are to be suppressed.
Francis French, alias Woolmer To take out another schedule of penance.
fol. 306 b. William Leffingwell, of Pebmarsh, Essex. Referred to some of the Commissioners to view the articles and if they think fit to dismiss the cause.
Shelton, Dawson, and Mabb Commission decreed.
Miles Berket Absolved according to his petition.
Nov. 26. Vol. ccccxxxiv. fol. 306b. Richard Frank, clerk The Commissioners at Informations not having had leisure to tax the costs and alimony in which defendant was condemned, the taxation thereof is referred to Sir Nath. Brent and Dr. Aylett.
Hubbert Commission decreed, and to proceed to proof.
David Rogers, of St. Bridget's or St. Bride's Parish, London, beaver-maker. The counsel for the defendant alleged that the incontinence charged against Rogers was commuted for before proceedings began in this cause, but the counsel for the office alleged that Rogers had committed adultery since his commutation. Ordered, that if good bond be given at or before the first court day of next term to prove the pretended adultery since the commutation the cause is to be retained; otherwise to be dismissed.
Dec. 7. fol. 307. Samuel Ward, clerk, late of Gipwin [Gipping], Suffolk. Defendant being deceased, his brother desired the bonds entered by or for him might be cancelled: decreed accordingly.