Summaries of the True Bills: Elizabeth

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'Summaries of the True Bills: Elizabeth', Middlesex County Records: Volume 2, 1603-25, (London, 1887), pp. 247-287. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/middx-county-records/vol2/pp247-287 [accessed 13 June 2024].

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Elizabeth

(3.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 1 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 7
" " " larceny 13
" " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies 15
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 38
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 6
" " " forestalling and ingrossing 8
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 6
" " " keeping alehouses without licence 4
Person " " keeping a brothel 1
" " " keeping a concubine and living dissolutely 1
Persons " " neglecting to keep watches 2
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers 2
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a bridge 2
" " " playing unlawful games 2
" " " quarrelling or fomenting quarrels &c. 3
" " " trespassing on private ground and injuring the crop 2
Persons convicted of capital felonies 28
" acquitted of " " 4
Felon confessing indictment 1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 2
" sentenced to be hung—males 23, female 1 24
" reprieved 2
" described as being "late of London" 14

(4.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 2 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 2
Person " " larceny 1
Persons " " murder 6
Persons indicted for capital felonies 9
Person indicted for adultery 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 3
Person " " inducing a servant to desert service 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 8
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley, frequented by ill-disposed persons 1
" " " keeping a brothel 1
Persons " " keeping a disorderly alehouse with unlawful games 2
Person " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c. 1
" " " selling wine by retail at excessive rates 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 4
Person acquitted of " " 1
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy 1
Felons sentenced to be hung—males 2, female 1 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 4

(5.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 3 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary 1
Persons " " larceny 7
" " " larceny with housebreaking 4
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 9
Person " " murder 1
" " " sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 23
" " " assault and battery 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 2
" " " keeping brothels 2
" " " selling wine by retail at excessive rates 2
Person " " stopping a public way 1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and taking underwood 12
" " " " and trampling down grass 19
Persons convicted of capital felonies 20
" acquitted of " " 3
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 8
" sentenced to be hung—males 11, female 1 12
" reprieved 2
" described in the indictments as being "nuper de London" 14

(6.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 4 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary 7
" " " coining and uttering counterfeit money 6
" " " horse-stealing 13
" " " larceny 29
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies 16
" " " manslaughter 4
" " " murder 2
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 80
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 15
Person " " converting arable land into pasture 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 7
Person " " forestalling 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 2
" " " keeping disorderly alehouses 5
" " " keeping a gambling-house 2
" " " neglecting to fence in "the young sprynge of underwood" 2
" " " neglecting to repair bridges 2
Constable " " neglecting to pursue a thief 1
Parish " " neglecting to have stocks, cage and buttes 1
Persons " " neglecting to provide themselves with bows and arrows 13
" " " nuisance, in diverting or stopping water-courses 3
Person " " " in keeping swine offensively 1
" " " " in putting dung &c. on a highway 1
" " " pretending to be in Lord Pagett's service 1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels &c. 6
" " " refusing to take service in their proper vocations 2
Person " " selling wine unlawfully 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 51
" acquitted of " " 7
Felons confessing indictments 7
Culprit standing and sentenced to the 'peine forte et dure' 1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 6
" sentenced to be hung—males 39, females 3 42
" reprieved 11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 6
Felons described as being "late of London" 33

N.B.—The recorded sentence of Philip Furney, convicted of making and uttering counterfeit half-sovereigns, is "quod trahatur et suspendatur," no mention being made of the other usual penalties of the offence.

(7.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 5 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Person indicted for larceny 1
" " " sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 2
Persons " " assault and battery 2
Person " " " with sword 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 3
" " " keeping disorderly houses and harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 2
Bailiff " " making an illegal arrest &c. 1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting (to the injury of a highway) to cleanse ditches and lop branches 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way 1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and cutting oak-trees 3
" " " " and driving off cows 7
Person convicted of capital felonies 1
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy 1
Culprit (with an indictment for capital felony found against him) at large 1

(8.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 6 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 8
" " " horse-stealing 9
" " " larceny 19
" " " larceny with housebreaking 6
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies 5
Person " " manslaughter 1
" " " murder 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 49
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 3
Person " " enclosing part of a highway and neglecting to scour a ditch by the side of the same way 1
" " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
" " " keeping a disorderly alehouse 1
" " " keeping a disorderly house and harbouring suspected persons 1
" " " nuisance, in making a laystall near a public way 1
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway 1
Person indicted for pretending to be in the service of Richard Dennys esq. 1
" " " quarrelling, fomenting discords &c. 1
" " " refusing to provide a cart for the repair of highways 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 32
" acquitted of " " 5
Felon confessing indictment 1
Culprit standing mute and therefore sentenced to 'peine forte et dure' 1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 5
" sentenced to be hung—males 21, females 2 23
" reprieved 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 8
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 18

N.B.—The record of sentence on the one culprit who stood mute is 'Ideo eat ad penam,' nothing being said as to the nature of the penalty; but the 'peine forte et dure' is of course indicated.

(9.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 7 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 7
" " " horse-stealing 3
" " " larceny. 49
" " " larceny with housebreaking 6
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 8
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 78
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 4
Person " " brawling in church 1
" " " entering a close and distraining swine 1
" " " inducing a servant to desert service 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way 1
" " " paying a servant excessive wages 1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c. 5
Person " " selling beer at excessive price 1
" " " selling wine against the form of a certain statute 1
" " " trespassing on private ground and carrying off a post and gate 1
Person indicted for trespassing on private ground and driving off cows 1
" " " unlawful arrest and imprisonment 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 59
" acquitted of " " 14
Felons confessing indictments 3
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 19
" sentenced to be hung—males 29, females 2 31
" reprieved 11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 41

(10.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 8 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for horse-stealing 1
Persons " " larceny 12
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies 5
Person " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 20
Persons " " assault and battery 2
Person " " following a vocation without having served an apprenticeship to it 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 9
Person " " keeping alehouse without licence 1
" " " keeping disorderly alehouse 1
" " " keeping a disorderly house with unlawful games 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a tallow-melting house 1
Parishes " " nuisance, in neglecting to guard a deep pond with chain or railings 2
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of the peace &c. 4
Person " " trespassing on private ground and driving off cattle 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 16
" acquitted of " " 4
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 6
" sentenced to be hung,—males 6 6
" reprieved 3
" described in the indictments as "late of London" 5

(11.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 9 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary 5
Person " " fowl-stealing 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 3
" " " larceny 20
" " " larceny with housebreaking 17
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 9
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " ox (cow, &c.) stealing 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 58
Person " " assault with sword 1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 4
" " " keeping alehouses without licence 4
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses with unlawful games 8
Person " " nuisance, in keeping a slaughter-house 1
Persons " " nuisance, in keeping swine in the street 4
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to empty a privy 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to cleanse and scour a sewer 1
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to guard a deep pond with chain or railings 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway 1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a pavement 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 43
" acquitted of " " 3
Felons confessing indictments 3
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 9
" sentenced to be hung,—males 20, females 2 22
" reprieved 13
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 3
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 16

(12.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 10 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 6
" " " fowl-stealing 2
" " " horse-stealing 8
" " " larceny 23
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
Persons indicted for larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies 5
" " " manslaughter 4
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 3
" " " sheep-stealing 4
Persons indicted for capital felonies 59
Person " " assault and battery 1
Persons " " breaking into a free warren, and killing rabbits and assaulting persons there 6
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 5
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons and playing unlawful games 1
Persons " " keeping alehouses without licence 2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly alehouses 2
Person " " neglecting to keep watch 1
Parish " " not having butts 1
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine and an offal-yard offensively 1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour ditches 2
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a bridge 1
" " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. on the highway 1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, &c. 3
Person " " trespassing on private ground and trampling down grass 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 45
" acquitted of " " 4
Felons confessing indictments 5
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 8
" sentenced to be hung,—males 27, females 3 30
" reprieved 7
Culprit (with indictments for capital felony found against him) at large 1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London " 16

(13.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 11 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for larceny 2
" " " larcenies (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 8
Person " " manslaughter 1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 1
Persons " " rape 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 14
Person indicted for adultery and disorderly living 1
Persons " " assault and battery 4
Person " " assault with dagger 1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 15
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 8
Parish " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a highway 1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and trampling down grass 3
Person " " unlawful imprisonment and extortion 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 9
" acquitted of " " 4
Felon pleading and having benefit of clergy 1
Felons sentenced to be hung,—males 5, females 2 7
Felon reprieved—before sentence 1 1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 6

(14.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 12 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for horse-stealing 1
Persons " " larceny 14
Person " " larceny from the person, done secretly and without notice 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 3
Person " " ox-stealing 1
Total of persons indicted for capital felonies 20
Persons " " assault and battery 2
" " " " with sword 2
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him &c. in the execution of his duty 1
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 13
" acquitted of " " 5
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 4
" sentenced to be hung,—males 9 9
Culprit (indictment for capital felony found against him) at large 1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 11

(15.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 13 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 2
" " " larceny 8
Person indicted for manslaughter 1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 12
" " " assault and battery 1
" " " assault with dagger 1
" " " extortion by abuse of office as King's wain-taker 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 6
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 6
Person " " inducing an apprentice to desert service 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses with unlawful games 2
Person " " nuisance, in diverting a water-course 1
" " " nuisance, in diverting and stopping a watercourse 1
" " " nuisance, in removing a public foot-bridge 1
Persons " " pretending to be and unlawfully acting as constables 4
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c. 4
Persons convicted of capital felonies 11
" acquitted of " " 1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 2
" sentenced to be hung,—males 7, female 1 8
" reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 1 2
" described in the indictments as "late of London" 8

(16.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 14 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 5
" " " larceny 20
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " larcenies with violence, including highway robberies 9
" " " manslaughter 2
Person " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 1
" " " pig-stealing 1
" " " sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 43
Persons " " petty larceny 2
" " " assault and battery 2
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 10
Person " " deserting service 1
Person indicted for encroaching on a highway by building 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 5
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 10
" " " keeping disorderly ale-houses, with unlawful games 2
" " " keeping disorderly houses 3
" " " neglecting to move and turn earth, dug up for making tiles 7
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way 1
" " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. on a public way 1
" " " nuisance, in blocking a public sewer 1
" " " quarrelling and provoking to breach of peace &c 1
" " " trespassing on private ground and taking wood 1
" " " " and trampling down grass &c. 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 34
" acquitted of " " 4
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 9
" sentenced to be hung—males 22 22
" reprieved—before sentence 3, after sentence 1 4
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 4
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 22

(17.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 15 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 8
" " " horse-stealing 5
" " " larceny 26
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies done with violence, highway robberies 2
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " murder 2
" " " sheep-stealing 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 48
" " " petty larceny 2
" " " assault and battery 12
" " " assaulting and hindering officers in the execution of their duty 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot on private ground 9
" " " buying and selling grain without licence 4
Person " " cheating and cosening 1
Persons " " following lawful callings in forbidden ways 8
Persons indicted for forcible entry and disseisin 2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 4
" " " keeping bowling-alleys 4
Person " " killing and dressing flesh in Lent 1
" " " not coming to church 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a savage dog 1
" " " nuisance, in making a privy 1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c. 8
" " " taking livery, given in consideration of service &c 9
Person " " taking and removing a horse 1
" " " trespassing on private ground &c. 1
Persons " " vagabondage 28
Persons convicted of capital felonies 34
" acquitted of " " 10
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 12
" sentenced to be hung—males 18, females 3 21
" reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 2 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 20

(18.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 16 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 3
" " " horse-stealing 4
" " " larceny 14
" " " larceny with housebreaking 2
Person " " larceny from the person, done with violence 1
" " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 4
Person " " sheep-stealing 1
" " " witchcraft &c 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 31
" " " cheating and cosening 1
" " " forestalling 1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 1
Persons " " keeping brothels 2
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games 1
Person " " nuisance, in putting dung &c. near a public way 1
Persons " " stopping public ways 2
Persons indicted for trespassing on private ground and cutting trees 2
" " " vagabondage 11
Persons convicted of capital felonies 18
" acquitted of " " 9
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 4
" sentenced to be hung—males 13, females 1 14
Felon reprieved—after judgment 1 1
Felons described in the indictments as " late of London " 8

(19.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 17 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 17
" " " larceny 34
" " " larceny with housebreaking 2
" " " larcenies from the person done with violence, including highway robberies 9
Person " " manslaughter 1
" " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 4
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible) 3
Person " " witchcraft 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 73
Persons " " petty larceny 3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 6
" " " breaking into a chase and hunting deer 2
Person " " discharging a servant without cause 1
" " " encroaching on a highway by building 1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 1
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence 2
" " " keeping brothels 3
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games 1
" " " keeping a savage dog 1
Butchers " " killing, dressing, and selling flesh in Lent 14
Person " " negotiating a usurious bargain 1
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a pavement 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way 1
Mainpernors " permitting their prisoner to escape 1
Person " " seducing a married woman 1
" " " usury 1
Persons " " vagabondage 32
Persons convicted of capital felonies 52
" acquitted of " " 9
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 15
" sentenced to be hung—males 35, female 1 36
" reprieved before judgment 1
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 5
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 28

(20.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 18 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for burglary 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 3
" " " larceny 18
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
" " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
" " " sheep-stealing 13
Persons indicted for capital felonies 39
" " " petty larceny 2
" " " assault and battery 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 11
" " " desertion of service 2
Person " " forcible entry and disseisin 1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 9
Person " " inclosing public ground 1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence 6
" " " keeping bowling-alleys 4
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 3
Butchers " " killing, dressing, and selling flesh in Lent 71
Person " " neglecting to aid a constable in the performance of his duty 1
" " " neglecting to assist in the repair of highways 1
" " " nuisance, in encroaching on a highway by building 1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers 2
Person " " nuisance, in neglecting to draw water off a highway 1
Persons " " nuisance, in putting leystalls or dung-hills on highways 3
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public way 1
Persons " " playing football riotously 15
Persons indicted for quarrelling, fomenting discords, inciting to breach of peace 6
" " " selling bread by light weight 2
" " " trespassing riotously and making riot on private ground 8
" " " vagabondage 12
Persons convicted of capital felonies 27
" acquitted of " " 5
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 11
" sentenced to be hung—males 12 12
" reprieved, before judgment 4
Culprit (with an indictment for capital felony found against him) at large 1
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 18

(21.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 19 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 2
" " " horse-stealing 6
" " " larceny 33
" " " larceny with housebreaking 5
" " " larcenies from the person, done with violence, including highway robberies 6
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " murder 3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 5
" " " sheep-stealing 2
" " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible) 3
Person " " witchcraft 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 67
" " " petty larceny 1
Persons " " assault and battery 2
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him in the execution of his office &c. 1
" " " cheating and cosening 1
Persons " " forestalling and ingrossing 3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 3
Person " " holding a coroner's inquest-post-mortem without authority 1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence 2
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping a privy offensively 1
Person indicted for nuisance, in making a ditch by the side of a highway 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public sewer 1
Persons " " refusing to keep watch 2
Person " " trespassing into a house and destroying a bench there 1
Persons " " vagabondage 5
Persons convicted of capital felonies 50
" acquitted of " " 8
Felons confessing indictments 7
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 10
" sentenced to be hung—males 34, females 3 37
" reprieved -before judgment 3, after judgment 1 4
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 6
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 36

(22.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 20 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 11
" " " horse-stealing 12
" " " larceny 44
" " " larceny with housebreaking 6
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 10
" " " manslaughter 2
" " " murder 4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
" " " pig-stealing 2
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 2
" " " vagabondage (persistent and incorrigible) 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 99
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 7
Persons indicted for aiding &c. in celebration of mass 2
" " " assault and battery 3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c. 3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 3
Priest " " celebrating mass 1
Person " " cheating and cosening 1
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 3
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 2
Persons indicted for keeping brothels 4
Person " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games 1
" " " neglecting to aid in repairing highways 1
Persons " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 3
" " " nuisance, in putting dung or rubbish &c. on high ways 2
Person " " nuisance, in removing a public gate 1
Persons " " nuisance, in stopping public footways 2
" " " playing with dice 3
Person " " putting wheels and wheelwrights' goods in a highway 1
Persons " " quarrelling, inciting to quarrel &c. 3
Person " " refusing to keep watch 1
" " " selling unwholesome meat 1
Persons " " vagabondage 23
" " " wearing the " Agnus Dei' 2
Persons convicted of capital felonies 70
" acquitted of " " 12
Felons confessing indictments 12
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 11
" sentenced to be hung—males 53, females 3 56
" reprieved—before judgment 3, after judgment 1 4
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 47

(23.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 21 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 14
" " " larceny 24
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies 2
" " " manslaughter 2
" " " murder 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 44
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 1
Persons indicted for assault and battery 3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 13
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 4
Person " " keeping a brothel 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 2
Persons indicted for nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 3
Person " " nuisance, in putting rubbish and garbage on the highway 1
" " " raising a riot and rescuing animals distrained for rent 1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground 5
Person " " " " and taking away two wains of corn 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 31
" acquitted of " " 3
Capital felons confessing indictments 7
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 12
" " sentenced to be hung—males 17, female 1 18
" " reprieved—before judgment 1, after judgment 2 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 7
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 25

(24.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 22 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 2
" " " larceny 16
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 4
" " " murder 4
Persons indicted for capital felonies 27
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 2
Persons indicted for assault and battery 2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 4
" " " gathering tumultuous assemblies to hear and see plays at 'the Theatre' 2
Person " " keeping an alehouse without licence 1
" " " keeping a brothel 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 20
" acquitted of " " 6
Felons confessing indictments 2
" sentenced to be hung—males 18 18
" reprieved—before judgment 2, after judgment 1 3
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 17

(25.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 23 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Person indicted for burglary 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 6
" " " larceny 30
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 3
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " murder 6
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 3
" " " sheep-stealing 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 52
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 7
" indicted for assault and battery 13
" " " assembling riotously and making riot with daggers &c 4
Person " " buying and selling victuals as an unlicensed "kydder" 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 7
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 6
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 3
" " " keeping brothels 2
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 4
" " " maliciously causing persons to be arrested 2
" " " not coming to church &c. 66
Person " " nuisance, in building a hog-sty 1
" " " nuisance, in emptying a privy 1
" " " nuisance, in encroaching on a highway 1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground 8
" " " " " and bathing in a brook 2
Person " " " " and trenching and sowing the same ground with seed 1
Persons " " vagabondage 6
" convicted of capital felonies 34
" acquitted of " " 10
Felons confessing indictments 2
" having benefit of clergy 13
" sentenced to be hung—males 15, females 3 18
" reprieved before judgment 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 18

(26.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 24 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary 2
" " " horse-stealing 20
" " " larceny 35
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 13
" " " manslaughter 2
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 8
Person " " pig-stealing 1
" " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 12
Persons indicted for capital felonies 95
" convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny &c. 7
Person " " assault and battery 1
Persons " " assaulting and hindering officers &c. 4
Priest " " celebrating mass 1
Administrators " detaining money of an intestate's estate 2
Persons " " following the vocation of tailors in a prohibited way 3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 4
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 6
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
" " " keeping a brothel 1
" " " keeping a disorderly house, with unlawful games 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c. 34
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 4
Person " " nuisance, in making a saw-pit 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour a sewer 1
" " " nuisance, in neglecting to provide tenements with privies 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a water-course 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a footpath 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal and garbage into a sewer 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal &c. on a public way 1
Persons " " playing unlawful games 2
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace, &c. 4
" " " trespassing riotously on private ground 3
" " " " " into a private house and committing assaults &c. 8
" " " " " into a private house and breaking a window 7
Persons indicted for trespassing riotously into a private house and pulling down a wall 2
" " " vagabondage 8
" convicted of capital felonies 70
" acquitted of " " 13
Felons confessing indictments 14
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 25
" sentenced to be hung—males 39, female 1 40
" reprieved—before judgment 5, after judgment 5 10
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 30

(27.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 25 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 7
" " " larceny 43
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies 7
" " " manslaughter 3
" " " murder 4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
" " " sheep-stealing 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 72
" convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 4
Person " " assault and battery 1
Pessons " " assault with dagger 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 24
" " " extortion by colour of office 2
" " " following the vocation of baker without having been apprenticed thereto 3
Person " " following vocation of tailor in prohibited way 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence 2
" " " not coming to church &c. 36
Person " " nuisance, in not providing tenements with privies 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing offal into a street 1
Persons " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c. 2
Person " " selling unwholesome flesh 1
" " " trespassing on private ground and putting sheep thereon &c. 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 46
" acquitted of " " 18
Felons confessing indictments 9
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 18
" sentenced to be hung—males, 24 24
" reprieved—before judgment, 4 4
Culprits (with indictments for capital felons found against them) at large
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 35

(28.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 26 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 10
" " " horse-stealing 28
" " " larceny 100
" " " larceny with housebreaking 10
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 14
" " " manslaughter 4
" " " murder 5
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 6
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 11
Person " " witchcraft 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 190
Persons convicted of petty larceny, six of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 8
" indicted for assault and battery 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 7
Person " " extortion 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 4
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
" " " keeping a brothel 1
" " " keeping a school without the bishop's licence 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c. 33
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public way 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing blood and offal on a highway 1
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c. 1
" " " speaking seditious words 1
" " " threatening to burn a barn 1
" " " trespassing on private ground &c. 11
Persons convicted of capital felonies 120
" acquitted of " " 43
Felons confessing indictments 26
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 39
" sentenced to be hung—males 65, female 1 66
" pardoned or reprieved—before judgment 15 15
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 18
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 75

(29.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 27 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 5
" " " horse-stealing 10
" " " larceny 31
" " " larceny with housebreaking 9
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 4
" " " manslaughter 3
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 5
Persons indicted for capital felonies 68
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 5
Person indicted for aiding in the celebration of mass 1
Persons " " assault and battery 4
Person " " buying and selling beans as "a badger" without a licence 1
Priest " " celebrating a private mass 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons &c. 3
Person " " incest 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
" " " keeping a brothel 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 4
" " " not coming to church &c. 53
Person " " nuisance, in keeping a slaughter-house 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing blood and offal on a highway 1
Persons " " playing unlawful games 4
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels and inciting to breach of the peace &c. 5
Person " " refusing to keep watch 1
" " " withholding a servant from service 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 39
" acquitted of " " 17
Felons confessing indictments 7
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 15
" sentenced to be hung 16
" reprieved—before judgment 8 8
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 7
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 22

(30.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 28 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for horse-stealing 3
" " " larceny 22
" " " larceny with housebreaking 2
" " " sheep-stealing 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 30
Persons convicted of petty larceny, all of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 3
Person indicted for assault and battery 1
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty 1
Persons " " assembling riotously and committing riot 6
Person " " inclosing public ground 1
Persons " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 2
" " " not coming to church &c. 25
" " " quarrelling, inciting to breach of peace &c. 3
" convicted of capital felonies 17
" acquitted of " " 8
Felon confessing indictment 1
Felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 3
" sentenced to be hung—males 10 10
" reprieved—before judgment 3 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 2
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 7

(31.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 29 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 14
" " " horse-stealing 13
Persons indicted for larceny 44
" " " larceny with housebreaking 2
" " " larcenies done with violence, including highway robberies 11
" " " manslaughter 3
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
" " " sheep-stealing 19
Persons indicted for capital felonies 109
" " " assault and battery 3
Person " " forcible entry and disseisin 1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 12
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 6
" " " keeping brothels 6
" " " not coming to church &c. 55
Person " " nuisance, in making a privy near a highway 1
" " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground 3
" convicted of capital felonies 69
" acquitted of " " 23
Felons confessing indictments 19
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 31
" sentenced to be hung—males 28 28
" reprieved—before judgment 10, after judgment 1 11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 48

(32.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 30 ELIZABETH.

Catholic priests indicted for being and remaining traitorously in the country 2
Persons indicted for burglary 3
Person " " forging and counterfeiting an obligatory bond 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 17
" " " larceny 33
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " manslaughter 2
" " " murder 7
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 3
Person " " receiving and comforting &c. catholic priests being and remaining traitorously in the country 1
Person indicted for sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 73
Persons convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 6
Person indicted for assault and battery 1
" " " assault with sword 1
" " " cheating and cosening 1
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
" " " not coming to church &c. 5
" " " nuisance, in stopping an ancient way 1
Persons " " nuisance, in throwing garbage and offal into a pit near a highway 2
" " " quarrelling, provoking to breach of peace &c. 3
Person " " selling wine at excessive price 1
Persons " " taking wrongful possession of a way leading into a stable 2
" " " trespassing riotously on private ground &c. 3
Person " " " and throwing down a wall 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 43
" acquitted of " " 18
Felons confessing indictments 16
" pleading and having benefit of clergy 15
" sentenced to be hanged—males 19, females 2 21
" reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 2 6
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 10
Felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 28

(33.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 31 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 5
" " " horse-stealing 2
" " " larceny 9
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 16
Person " " manslaughter 1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 1
" " " sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 25
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 4
Person indicted for assault and battery 1
" " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner 1
Persons " " assembling riotously, breaking into private ground and destroying fences 22
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 3
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
Persons " " neglecting to keep watch 2
" " " not coming to church &c 8
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c 6
Persons convicted of capital felonies 20
" acquitted of " " 13
Capital felons confessing indictments 3
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 8
" " sentenced to be hung—males 5 5
" " reprieved—before judgment 6, after judgment 1 7
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 2
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 14

(34.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 32 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 20
Person " " fowl-stealing 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 7
" " " larceny 68
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 16
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 5
Persons indicted for capital felonies 120
Persons convicted of petty larceny, six of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 7
Person indicted for assault and battery 1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot in a private house 6
Person " " breaking into a close and hunting rabbits 1
Persons " " following the vocation of tallow-chandler without have served an apprenticeship thereto 2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 3
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 6
Persons indicted for keeping ale-houses without licence 3
" " " keeping brothels 3
" " " keeping disorderly houses, with unlawful games 2
" " " not coming to church &c 4
" " " nuisance, in making dunghills &c. in highways 3
Person " " nuisance, in make a 'seller-door' in the High Street of High Holborne 1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to scour sewers 2
Person " " nuisance, in putting and leaving a cart in a public place 1
" " " nuisance, in pulling up the paling of a public place 1
" " " nuisance, in stopping a public way 1
Persons " " vagabondage 63
Persons convicted of capital felonies 70
" acquitted of " " 29
Capital felons confessing indictments 15
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 17
" " sentenced to be hung—males 41, females 6 47
" " reprieved—before judgment 6 6
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 15
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 47

(35.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 33 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 2
" " " embezzling the Queen's military stores 3
" " " horse-stealing 14
" " " larceny 24
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 8
" " " manslaughter 3
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 9
" " " sheep-stealing 5
" " " witchcraft 2
Total of persons indicted for capital felonies 72
Person convicted of petty larceny 1
Persons indicted for assault and battery 2
Person " " assault with dagger 1
Persons indicted for assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their office &c. 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 5
Person " " fornication and adultery 1
Persons " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 3
Person " " giving poison without causing death 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c 35
Person " " nuisance, in putting a dunghill on a highway 1
" " " nuisance, in putting and leaving a cart in a public place 1
" " " nuisance, in raising a paling on public ground 1
" " " quarrelling and breaking the peace 1
Persons " " rioting and breaking windows 2
Person " " speaking seditious words 1
Persons " " vagabondage 13
Persons convicted of capital felonies 48
" acquitted of " " 18
Capital felons confessing indictments 18
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 15
" " sentenced to be hung—males 26, females 3 29
" " reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 1 5
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 6
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 32

(36.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 34 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 8
" " " horse-stealing 11
" " " larceny 56
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 28
" " " manslaughter 4
" " " murder 1
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 9
" " " pig-stealing 2
" " " rape 3
" " " sheep-stealing 4
Persons indicted for capital felonies 126
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 1
Persons indicted for abducting a maiden under sixteen years of age and compassing her unauthorized marriage 2
" " " assault and battery 4
Person " " assaulting an officer and hindering him in the execution of his office 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 9
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
Persons " " keeping ale-houses without licence 2
Person " " negociating a usurious contract 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c. 28
Person " " speaking disloyally of the Queen 1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground and cutting wood 11
Person " " trespassing on private ground and taking away horses 1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground 6
" " " vagabondage 8
Persons convicted of capital felonies 71
" acquitted of " " 25
Capital felons confessing indictments 19
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 38
" " sentenced to be hung—males 26 26
" " reprieved—before judgment 7 7
Culprits (with capital felonies found against them) at large 30
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 60

(37.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 35 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 3
" " " horse-stealing 6
" " " larceny 12
" " " larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies 10
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " murder 3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 2
" " " sheep-stealing 6
Persons indicted for capital felonies 43
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indict-ment for grand larceny 1
Persons indicted for assault and battery 3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 7
" " " not coming to church &c. 8
Persons convicted of capital felonies 29
" acquitted of " " 8
Capital felons confessing indictments 8
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 14
" " sentenced to be hung—males 12 12
" " reprieved—before judgment 3 3
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 5
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 21

(38.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 36 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 10
" " " counterfeiting themselves gypsies and consorting with gypsies for a month 5
" " " fowl-stealing 2
" " " horse-stealing 7
" " " larceny 22
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies from the person done with violence, including highway robberies 9
" " " manslaughter 2
Person " " murder 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 4
" " " sheep-stealing 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 65
Person convicted of petty larceny, being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 1
Persons indicted for assault and battery 4
" " " assault with sword 2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 7
" " " not coming to church &c 36
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a water-course 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 38
" acquitted of " " 19
Capital felons confessing indictments 4
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 15
" " sentenced to be hung—males 17, female 1 18
" " reprieved before judgment 5
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 6
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 24

(39.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 37 ELIZABETH.

Number of Persons.
Persons indicted for burglary 9
" " " horse-stealing 15
" " " larceny 32
" " " larceny with housebreaking 2
" " " larcenies from the person (done with violence), including highway robberies 18
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 9
Person " " rape 1
" " " receiving, harbouring and comforting catholic priests 1
" " " sheep-stealing 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 89
Persons convicted of petty larceny, one of them being so convicted on an indictment for grand larceny 3
Persons indicted for assault and battery 4
Person " " deer-stealing 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
" " " trespassing on private ground and breaking windows 1
" " " " and destroying a wooden gate 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 57
" acquitted of " " 9
Capital felons confessing indictments 15
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure" 1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 16
" " sentenced to be hung—males 27 27
" " reprieved—before judgment 9, after judgment 1 10
Culprit's (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 9
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 32

(40.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 38 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 11
" " " horse-stealing 10
" " " larceny 28
Person " " larceny with housebreaking 1
Persons " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 7
Person indicted for manslaughter 1
Persons " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 6
" " " sheep-stealing 5
Persons indicted for capital felonies 69
Persons convicted of petty larceny, two of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny, and one of them being sentenced to be whipt 6
Persons indicted for assault and battery 9
Person " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner 1
" " " exercising the art and mystery of a cutler without having served an apprenticeship thereto 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c 3
Persons convicted of capital felonies 54
" acquitted of " " 7
Capital felons confessing indictments 25
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 26
" " sentenced to be hung—males 25 25
" " reprieved—before judgment 3, after judgment 5 8
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 7
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 44

(41.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 39 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 21
" " " fowl-stealing 2
" " " horse-stealing 27
" " " larceny 67
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 19
Person " " manslaughter 1
Persons " " murder 6
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 11
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 8
" " " witchcraft 2
Persons indicted for capital felonies 168
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 18
Persons indicted for assault and battery 8
Persons indicted for assault with sword &c. 3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c. 2
" " " cheating and cosening 2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 6
Person " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
Persons " " keeping bowling-alleys 8
" " " keeping brothels 4
" " " not coming to church &c. 8
" " " selling beer at excessive price 2
Person " " shooting pigeons against the form of a statute of 2 Edward VI 1
" " " trespassing on private ground and cutting down trees 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 105
" acquitted of " " 32
Capital felons confessing indictments 16
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 40
" " sentenced to be hung—males 52, female 1 53
" " reprieved—before judgment 12, after judgment 1 13
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 19
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 62

(42.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 40 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 26
" " " fowl-stealing 3
" " " horse-stealing 34
" " " larceny 101
" " " larceny with housebreaking 16
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 25
" " " manslaughter 6
" " " murder 12
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 20
" " " pig-stealing 3
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 11
Persons indicted for capital felonies 258
Persons convicted of petty larceny, thirteen of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 21
Persons indicted for assault and battery 16
Persons indicted for assault with dagger or knife 2
Person " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner 1
Persons " " assembling riotously and making riot &c. 18
" " " assembling riotously and assaulting the watch 6
Person " " extortion 1
" " " following the trade of a chandler against the form of a certain statute 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
Persons " " keeping brothels 8
" " " not coming to church &c. 6
" " " selling beer in short measure 2
" " " trespassing on private ground 3
" " " " " and injuring the grass 3
" " " " " and destroying a slaughter-house. 3
Persons convicted of capital felonies 143
" acquitted of " " 73
Capital felons confessing indictments 52
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure" 1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 61
" " sentenced to be hung—males 62, females 7 69
" " reprieved before judgment 11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 24
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 89

(43.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 41 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 27
" " " counterfeiting themselves to be gypsies and consorting with gypsies for the space of a month 3
" " " horse-stealing 19
" " " larceny 35
" " " larceny with housebreaking 3
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 16
" " " manslaughter 3
" " " murder 8
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 8
" " " sheep-stealing 4
Persons indicted for capital felonies 126
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 11
Persons indicted for assault and battery 21
Person " " assault with knife 1
Persons " " assaulting a constable and rescuing his prisoner 2
Person " " brawling in church 1
Persons " " conspiring to defame a virtuous woman 3
" " " fornication and being a harlot 2
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 2
Person " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 1
" " " keeping an ale-house without licence 1
Persons " " keeping brothels 12
Person " " keeping a gaming-house 1
" " " not coming to church &c. 41
" " " nuisance, in narrowing a highway by a ditch and fence 1
Persons " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, inciting to breach of peace &c. 4
" " " rioting at night and breaking the door of a house 4
Persons convicted of capital felonies 73
" acquitted of " " 33
Capital felons confessing indictments 15
Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure" 1
Capital felons pleading and having benefit of clergy 20
" " sentenced to be hung—males 45, females 4 49
" " reprieved—before judgment 4, after judgment 1 5
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 10
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 52

(44.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 42 ELIZABETH.

Person indicted for arson 1
Persons " " burglary 27
" " " horse-stealing 18
" " " larceny 36
" " " larceny with housebreaking 5
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 17
" " " manslaughter 3
" " " murder 3
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 5
" " " rape 3
Persons indicted for capital felonies 118
Persons convicted of petty larceny, four of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 10
Persons indicted for assault and battery 14
" " " assault with dagger or knife 3
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c. 2
Person " " cheating and cosening 1
" " " consorting with and sustaining harlots and lewd women 1
" " " extortion by colour of office 1
Persons " " dividing tenements into several dwellings, and building new habitations, and placing tenants in the same 3
" " " forcible entry and disseisin 10
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 3
" " " keeping brothels 2
" " " not coming to church &c. 7
Person " " nuisance, in throwing dung &c. into pits near a fountain and so defiling the water thereof 1
" " " quarrelling, fomenting quarrels, and inciting to breach of the peace 1
" " " rescuing himself from a sub-bailiff who had him in lawful custody 1
Persons " " trespassing riotously on private ground 7
Person " " trespassing on private ground and removing a cartload of hay 1
Persons " " trespassing on private ground and putting cattle on the grass 5
Persons convicted of capital felonies 44
" acquitted of " " 34
Capital felons confessing indictments 14
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 7
" " sentenced to be hung—males 29, females 3 32
" " reprieved—before judgment 5 5
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 16
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 32

(45.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 43 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 12
" " " counterfeiting themselves to be gypsies and consorting with gypsies for the space of one month 2
" " " horse-stealing 22
" " " larceny 63
" " " larceny with housebreaking 13
Persons indicted for larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 24
" " " manslaughter 4
" " " murder 4
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 9
" " " pig-stealing 2
Person " " rape 1
Persons " " sheep-stealing 7
Person " " unnatural offence with a cow 1
" " " witchcraft 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 165
Persons convicted of petty larceny, five of them being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 21
Persons indicted for assault and battery 10
" " " assault with dagger 4
" " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty 2
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 5
Person " " building a melting-house against the form of a certain statute 1
" " " building new dwellings against the form of a certain statute 1
" " " cheating and defrauding by a counterfeit writing 1
" " " converting a shed into a habitable cottage and putting tenants therein 1
" " " dividing a house into four several tenements 1
Persons " " entertaining 'inmates' in their dwelling-houses 3
" " " following the blacksmith's vocation without having served an apprenticeship to it 2
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 3
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 19
Person " " keeping a bowling-alley 1
Persons " " keeping brothels 3
" " " keeping disorderly and suspected houses 4
" " " making starch of wheat against the form of Her Majesty's proclamation 8
Person " " neglecting to repair a bridge 1
Persons " " not coming to church &c 12
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively 1
" " " nuisance, in making a great hole in a highway 1
Persons " " nuisance, in neglecting to repair a public way 2
Person " " nuisance, in stopping a public footway 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing 'lome' on a highway 1
" " " nuisance, in throwing dung &c. on a highway 1
Persons " " refusing to keep watch 3
Person " " selling 'meazeled' pork for human food 1
Persons convicted of capital felonies 86
" acquitted of " " 45
Capital felons confessing indictments, fifteen of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually 19
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 28
" " sentenced to be hung—males 41, females 7 48
" " reprieved—before judgment 10, after judgment 1 11
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 22
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 68

(46.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 44 ELIZABETH.

Catholic priest indicted for being and remaining traitorously in the country 1
Persons indicted for burglary 13
" " " horse-stealing 10
" " " larceny 40
" " " larceny with housebreaking 14
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 18
" " " manslaughter 3
" " " murder 7
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 9
" " " receiving aiding and comforting a catholic priest 2
" " " sheep-stealing 9
Persons indicted for capital felonies 126
Persons convicted of petty larceny, nine of the number being so convicted on indictments for grand larceny 17
" indicted for assault and battery 4
Person " " assault &c. with knife 1
" " " assault &c. with pistol 1
Persons " " assaulting officers and hindering them in the execution of their duty &c. 3
" " " assembling riotously and making riot 13
" " " " " and pulling down a house 12
Person " " cheating and cosening 1
" " " exercising the art and mystery of an oar-maker, without having served an apprenticeship thereto 1
Persons " " forcible entry and disseisin 6
" " " harbouring ill-disposed and suspected persons 2
" " " keeping ale-houses without licence 3
" " " keeping brothels 4
Persons indicted for not coming to church &c. 13
Person " " nuisance, in keeping swine offensively, near a highway 1
" " " publishing false rumours 1
Persons " " quarrelling and inciting to breach of peace &c. 2
" " " rioting and frightening a horse, so as to make it run away and knock down &c. several people in a highway 4
" " " speaking seditiously 2
Persons convicted of capital felonies 60
" acquitted of " " 36
Capital felons confessing indictments, two of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually 7
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 22
" " sentenced to be hung—males 27, females 6 33
" " reprieved—before judgment 5, after judgment 3 8
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 13
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 50

(47.) SUMMARY OF THE TRUE BILLS OF 45 ELIZABETH.

Persons indicted for burglary 7
Person " " fowl-stealing 1
Persons " " horse-stealing 6
" " " larceny 26
" " " larceny with housebreaking 11
" " " larcenies from the person (done with secrecy or violence), including highway robberies 6
" " " manslaughter 2
" " " murder 2
" " " ox (cow &c.) stealing 6
" " " pig-stealing 2
Person " " rape 1
Persons indicted for capital felonies 70
Persons convicted of petty larceny 3
" indicted for assault and battery 18
" " " assembling riotously and breaking into and injuring a private house 5
" " " keeping brothels 3
" " " nuisance, in putting dung and offal in a public thoroughfare 2
Persons convicted of capital felonies 41
" acquitted of " " 21
Capital felons confessing indictments, seven of them following up their confessions by pleading their clergy effectually 16
" " pleading and having benefit of clergy 10
" " sentenced to be hung—males 26, female 1 27
" " reprieved—before judgment 4 4
Culprits (with indictments for capital felonies found against them) at large 3
Capital felons described in the indictments as "late of London" 34