Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1686

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1892

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1686', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 300-312. URL: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66096 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1686

1 January, 1 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborn and in the ancient highway called Holborne of the said parish on the said day, Benjamin Poole late of the said parish yeoman unlawfully and wittingly allowed the door of his cellar, being six feet long and two feet wide, to be, to lie and to remain open, and that Sir Robert Clarke knt. between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the night of the said day, whilst moving along the same way accidentally and by misadventure fell through the said door into the same cellar, and was thereby so shaken and bruised that he languished and lived in languor from the day of the said accident even to the day of the taking of this inquisition. On 12 Feb., 1685, Benjamin Poole confessed the indictment, and was fined twelve shillings, which he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 12 Jan., 1 James II.

3 January, 1 James II.—Recognizances of Thomas How of Ann is so Clear in St. Leonard's Shoreditch victualler, in the sum of eighty pounds, and of Edward Bennet of the said parish shoomaker and Thomas Greene of Beeche Lane London plaisterer, in the sum of forty pounds each: "Upon condicion that Thomas How (who was at the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer, holden at Hicks's Hall in this county on the 11th day of December last, convicted of a trespass for speaking seditious words, fined twenty marks, imprisoned till he paid the same, and further till he find very good sureties for his good behaviour for twelve months ensuing) do appear at the next Generall Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for this county, and there give security for the remainder of the said 12 months &c." S. P. R., 12 Jan., 1 James II.

1 and 2 James II.—Certificates of the Conviction of the following seventy Conventiclers, convicted in the first year or in the second year of James II., of having wittingly and wilfully permitted an unlawful conventicle or several unlawful conventicles to be held in their houses, under colour of exercising religion otherwise than according to the Liturgy and Use of the Church of England:—

1. William Parnell of Endfield, yeoman.

2. Katherine Gardner of St. Andrew's Holborn, widow.

3. Lawrence Wise of Vine Court, Stepney.

4. Thomas Adcock of Westbury Street, Stepney.

5. John Parker of Rose Lane, Stepney.

6. Walter Mercy of Westbury Street, Stepney.

7. Thomas Hobson of St. James's Clarkenwell, butcher.

8. John Walters of Whitechappell.

9. Joan Monford of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, widow.

10. Jonas Gibbons of Endfield, yeoman.

11. Robert White of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, yeoman.

12. James Roberts of Newport House in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.

13. James Ivors having a house between Rose Lane and Taverne Field in St. Paul's Shadwell.

14. Anthony Knowles of White Row near Spittlefeilds in Stepney, carpenter.

15. Richard Wickes of St. James's Clerkenwell, brewer.

16. Anne Ley of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, widow.

17. John Barrowe of Little George Street in Stepney, silke-stockinweaver.

18. Thomas Adams of Fulham.

19. Edward Lawrence of St. Leonard's Shoreditch.

20. William Champan of Stepney, horner.

21. Nathaniel Swann of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, saddler.

22. Alexander Kisgrane of St. James's Clerkenwell, twister.

23. Henry Hatchett of St. Sepulchre's.

24. John Stone of Stepney.

25. Anne Oakley of St. John's Hackney.

26. John Oakley of St. John's Hackney.

27. Nathaniel Brasey.

28. John Rose of Goats Alley, St. Giles's Cripplegate.

29. Robert Beach of St. Margaret's Westminster.

30. Samuel Annesley of St. Faith's parish near Spittlefeilds.

31. Thomas Porter of Stepney.

32. Richard Nevill of St. Giles's Cripplegate near White-Crosse Street, bricklayer.

33. Nathaniel Wiersdell of St. Giles's Cripplegate.

34. Abraham Chesworth alias Cheswell of St. Leonard's Shoredith.

35. John Barker of Stepney, throwster.

36. William Barnes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields.

37. Richard Price of Stepney, weaver.

38. Richard Drinkwater of the parish of St. Trinity Minorites, gunsmith.

39. Thomas Cave of St. James's Clarkenwell, baker.

40. Theophilus Dorrington of St. John's Hackney, taylor.

41. Mary Mackmillion of Flowre-Deluce Court in Holborne.

42. John Marvell of Stepney.

43. Edward Cole of Old Streete in St. Giles's Cripplegate.

44. William Dix of St. Giles's Cripplegate, haberdasher.

45. John Soane of St. Leonard's Shoreditch.

46. Benjamin Manning of St. Andrew's Holborn, joyner.

47. John Thoroughgood near Cow-lane in St. Sepulchre's, cutler.

48. John Powell of Whitechappell.

49. Thomas Spencer of Stoke Newington, gentleman.

50. John Nash of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate.

51. Thomas Nickollet of Stepney.

52. Oswell Arndell of Stepney.

53. Richard Peeps of St. James's Clerkenwell.

54. Elizabeth Tymmes of Whitechappell.

55. Thomas Chappell of Stepney, throwster.

56. Anne Moody of Stepney, widow.

57. Walter Thimbleton of Stepney.

58. Elizabeth Bagby of Stoke Newington, widow.

59. John Wildes of Stepney.

60. John Wildman of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, esq.

61. Robert Antrobus of St. James's Clerkenwell, grocer.

62. Katherine Cole of Stepney, widow.

63. Richard Wickes or Weekes of St. James's Clerkenwell, potifex.

64. Richard Parr of St. Leonard's Shoreditch, victualler.

65. Eluthorius Smith of St. Giles's Cripplegate.

66. William Dickes of St. Giles's Cripplegate.

67. John Knight of St. Giles's Cripplegate, gentleman and mercer.

68. John King of Shadwell, cheesemonger.

69. Edward Man of Edmonton, haberdasher.

70. Heman Nickolls of Stepney, cheesemonger.

Of the aforenamed seventy persons, certified as having been convicted before a Justice or two or more Justices of the Peace, seven individuals, to wit, Katherine Gardner of St. Andrew's Holborn widow, Jonas Gibbons of Endfield yeoman, Richard Peeps of St. James's Clerkenwell gentleman, Elizabeth Tymmes of Whitchappell widow, Ann Moody of Stepney widow, John Wildes of Stepney . . . ., and Heman Nickolls of Stepney cheesemonger, appealed from their respective convictions before a J.P. or before Justices of Peace to General Quarter Session of the Peace, and on appeal were each found Not Guilty by a jury and acquitted.

The Certificate of the Conviction of Edward Man of Edmonton haberdasher, before William Cleeve esq. J.P. for Middlesex, runs in the following words:—

'Memorandum quod septimo die Martii anno regni Regis Jacobi Secundi nunc Anglie &c. secundo Edwardus Man de parochia Edmonton in comitatu Middlesexie tam per sacrament' Caroli Awsten et Marie Austen duorum credibilium testium quam per notoriam evidenciam facti coram me Willelmo Cleeve armigero uno Justiciario dicti Domini Regis ad pacem pro comitatu Middlesexie predicto conservandam assignato convictus est de eo quod ipse Edwardus septimo die Martii predict' scienter et voluntarie permisit quoddam illegale conventiculum teneri in domo suo (sic) scituato (sic) in parochia Edmonton in comitatu predicto in quo conventiculo viginti persone existentes subditi hujus regni et ultra etatem sexdecem annorum ultra et preter familiam ipsius Edwardi Man congregati fuere sub colore et pretextu religionis exercende in alio modo quam secundum Liturgiam et practicam ecclesie Anglicane et pro offenso suo predicto vigore statuti predicti forisfecit viginti libras de bonis et catallis suis in cujus rei testimonium huic recordo meo manum et sigillum mea apposui die et anno secundo predictis.

Wm. Cleeve. [symbol]

[In English.]

'Be it remembered that on the seventh day of March in the second year of the reign of James the Second now King of England &c. Edward Man of the parish of Edmonton in the county of Middlesex as well by the oath of Charles Awsten and Mary Austen two trustworthy witnesses as by the notorious evidence of the fact before me William Cleeve esquire, a Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to preserve the peace for the county of Middlesex was convicted in that the same Edward on the aforesaid seventh day of March wittingly and willingly permitted a certain unlawful conventicle to be held in his house situated in the parish of Edmonton in the aforesaid county in which conventicle twenty persons being subjects of this kingdom and above the age of sixteen years over and besides the family of the same Edward Man were congregated under colour and pretext of exercising religion in other manner than according to the Liturgy and practice of the English church and for his aforesaid offence by force of the aforesaid statute forfeited twenty pounds to be levied of his goods and chattels. In testimony of which thing I have placed my hand and seal to this record on the day and second year aforesaid.

Wm. Cleeve. Place of the Seal. [symbol]

The certificate bears this endorsement, 'The 21st day of Aprill 1686: —Received then of John Smith Esqr., Clarke of the Peace for the county of Midd. the summe of Nineteene pounds and twelve shillings being all the moneys paid into the Court this Aprill Quarter Sessions levyed on mee uppon the convicion within specified whereuppon I brought my appeal and by order of Court am discharged and my said money restored and repaid in pursuance of his Majesties most gratious and generall pardon bearing date the tenth day of March last past, I say received— xixl. xiis.

'In the presence of Edward Man.'

'Charles Walker.'

Ten of the other certificates—to wit, the bills certifying the convictions of Elizabeth Bagby of Stoke Newington widow, John Wildman of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields esquire, Robert Antrobus of St. James's Clerkenwell grocer, Katherine Cole of Stepney widow, Thomas Cave of St. James's Clerkenwell baker, Richard Wickes or Weekes of St. James's Clerkenwell potifex, Richard Parr of St. Leonard's Shoreditch victualler, Eluthorius Smith of St. Giles's Cripplegate, John Knight of St. Giles's Cripplegate gentleman and mercer, and John King of Shadwell cheesemonger—also bear endorsements, certifying that the aforesaid persons were, on their appeal to the General Quarter Session of the Peace, discharged of their respective convictions, and were repaid the moneys exacted from them, 'in pursuance of his Majesties most gratious and generall pardon bearing date the tenth of March last past.' C. C. C., 1 and 2 James II.

10 February, 2 James II.—Certificate of the Conviction of Walter Thimbleton:—Memorandum quod decimo die Februarii anno regni Domini Jacobi Secundi &c. secundo Walterus Thimbleton de parochia de Stepnie in comitatu Middlesexie tam per sacramentum Johannis Reynolds de parochia . . . . in comitatu predicto et Thome Lasley de parochia . . . . in comitatu predicto duorum credibilium testium quam per notoriam evidenciam facti coram me Willelmo Cleeve armigero uno Justiciario Domini Regis ad pacem pro comitatu predicto conservandam assignato convictus de eo quod ipse idem Walterus predicto decimo die Februarii anno supradicto apud parochiam predictam suscepit super se docere in quodam conventiculo in domo Walteri Thimbleton scituata in parochia Stepney predicta in comitatu Middlesexie predicto in quo conventiculo sex persone existentes subditi hujus regni et ultra etatem sexdecim annorum praster familiam ipsius Walteri Thimbleton congregati fuerunt sub colore sive pretextu exercendi religionem in alio modo quam secundum Liturgiam et practicam Ecclesie Anglicane contra formam statuti pro offenso suo predicto existente secundo offenso vigore statuti predicti forisfecit quadragint' libras de bonis et catallis suis levandas. In cujus rei testimonium huic recordo meo convictionis manum et sigillum mea apposui die et anno primo supradictis.

Wm. Cleeve. L.S.

[In English.]

Be it remembered that on the tenth day of February in the second year of the Lord James the Second &c. Walter Thimbleton of the parish of Stepney in the county of Middlesex as well by the oath of John Reynolds of the parish of . . . . in the aforesaid county and of Thomas Lasley of the parish of . . . . in the said county two trustworthy witnesses as by the notorious evidence of the fact before me William Cleeve esquire a Justice of the Lord King appointed to preserve the peace for the aforesaid county of Middlesex convicted of and in that he the same Walter on the aforesaid tenth day of February in the aforesaid year at the parish aforesaid took upon himself to teach in a certain conventicle in the house of the said Walter Thimbleton situated in the aforesaid parish in the county of Middlesex aforesaid in which conventicle six persons being subjects of this kingdom and above the age of sixteen years besides the family of the same Walter Thimbleton were assembled under colour or pretext of exercising religion in other manner than according to the Liturgy and practice of the Church of England against the form of the statute for his aforesaid offence being his second offence forfeited forty pounds to be levied of his goods and chattels. In testimony of which thing I have put my hand and seal to this my record of the conviction on the day and year aforesaid at the beginning.

Wm. Cleeve. Place of the Seal. [symbol]

C. C. C., 1 and 2 James II.

15 March, 2 James II.—Certificate of the Conviction of Daniel Yeates of Stepney merchant.—Memorandum decimo quinto die Martii anno regni Domini nostri Jacobi Secundi &c. secundo Daniel Yeates de parochia de Stepney in comitatu Middlesexie predicto mercator tarn per sacramentum Johannis Reynolds de parochia Sancti Leonardi Shoreditch in comitatu predicto shoemaker et Ellen Shaftoe de parochia Sancti Egidii Cripplegate in comitatu predicto duorum credibilium testium quam per notoriam evidenciam facti coram me Willelmo Cleeve armigero uno Justiciario dicti Domini Regis ad pacem pro comitatu Middlesexie predicto conservandam convictus est de eo quod ipse idem Daniel Yeates simulcum sex aliis personis existentibus subditis hujus regni et ultra etatem sexdecem annorum decimo quinto die Martii anno supradicto fuere presentes ad quoddam illegale conventiculum tentum in domo Walteri Thimbleton scituata in parochia de Stepney predicta in comitatu predicto preter familiam ipsius Walteri sub colore sive pretextu exercendi religionem in alio modo quam secundum practicam Ecclesie Anglicane in quo conventiculo . . . . Baxter ad tunc et ibidem suscepit super se docere contra formam statuti et vigore statuti predicti super eundum Danielem Yeates impono finem quinque solidorum pro offenso suo predicto de bonis et catallis suis levandorum Et quia predictus . . . . Baxter est pauper et inhabilis ad solvendam forisfacturam suam predictam Ideo ulterius vigore statuti predicti super eundem Danielem Yeates impono finem novem librarum et quindecim solidorum partem forisfacture predicatoris predicti pro offenso suo predicto In cujus rei testimonium huic recordo meo convictionis manum et sigillum mea apposui die et anno primo supradictis.

Wm. Cleeve. L.S. [symbol]

[In English.]

Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of March in the second year of the reign of our Lord James the Second &c. Daniel Yeates of the parish of Stepney in the aforesaid county of Middlesex merchant as well by the oath of John Reynolds of the parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch in the aforesaid county shoe-maker and Ellen Shaftoe of the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate in the aforesaid county two trustworthy witnesses as by the notorious evidence of the fact before me William Cleeve esquire a Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to preserve the peace for the aforesaid county of Middlesex was convicted of and for that he the same Daniel Yeates and also six other persons being subjects of this kingdom and above the age of sixteen years on the said fifteenth day of March in the aforesaid year were present at a certain illegal con venticle held in the house of the said Walter Thimbleton situated in the aforesaid parish of Stepney in the aforesaid county besides the family of the same Walter under colour or pretext of exercising religion in other manner than according to the practice of the Church of England in which conventicle . . . . Baxter then and there took upon himself to teach against the form of the statute and by force of the aforesaid statute I impose upon the same Daniel Yeates for his aforesaid offence a fine of five shillings to be levied of his goods and chattels And because the aforesaid . . . . Baxter is poor and unable to pay his aforesaid forfeiture Therefore by force of the aforesaid statute I further impose upon the same Daniel Yeates a fine of nine pounds and fifteen shillings part of the forfeiture of the aforesaid preacher for his aforesaid offence In testimony of which thing I have put my hand and seal to this my record of the conviction on the day and year aforesaid at the beginning.

Wm. Cleeve. Place of the Seal. [symbol]

C. C. C., 1 and 2 James II.

7 April, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Anne's within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster &c. on the said day, Elias Markham alias Markoone gentleman and Jeffrey Comins late of the said parish gentleman, in the said parish and in the presence and hearing of very many persons, each spoke against Sir Richard Dereham knt. the following defamatory and scandalous words, to wit, "Sir Richard Dereham is a rogue and a rascall and does not deserve to be in the Commission of the Peace and I will have him turned [out]."—Also, on another parchment, a similar True Bill against Samuell Allard alias Lemott of St. Anne's aforesaid vintner and Frances Symonds late of the same parish spinster, for speaking and uttering the same aforesaid scandalous words against Sir Richard Dereham in the said parish on the same 7th April, in the presence and hearing of very many subjects of the Lord the King. S. P. West. R., 7 April, 2 James II.

15 April, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Shadwell and divers other places of the county of Middlesex, on the said 15th April and divers other times before and afterwards, John Pye late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate butcher and for a long time an inhabitant of the last-named parish was a vagrant, carrying about with him divers pounds of beife, and selling the same pounds of beife in private houses, in order to colour his vagrancy, and to escape punishment for the same No clerical note on the face of the bill touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 18 May, 2 James II.

22 April, 2 James II.—Certificate of the conviction of Anne Bellamy of Stepney widow:—Memorandum quod vicesimo secundo die Aprilis anno regni Domini nostri Jacobi Secundi &c. secundo Anna Bellamy de parochia de Stebunheath alias Stepney in comitatu Middlesexie vidua tarn per sacramentum Arthuri Clayton de parochia Sancti Buttolphi Aldgate in civitate London cordwayner et Christopheri Smith de parochia Sancti Leonardi Shoreditch in comitatu Middlesexie generosi duorum credibilium testium quam per notoriam evidenciam facti coram me Willelmo Cleeve armigero uno Justiciario dicti Domini Regis ad pacem pro comitatu predicto conservandam assignato convicta est de eo quod ipsa eadem Anna Bellamy simul cum sex aliis personis existentes (sic) subditi (sic) hujus regni et ultra ætatem sexdecem annorum vicesimo octavo die Martii ultra preteriti fuere presentes ad quoddam illegale conventiculum tentum in domo Thome Nicholett scituata in parochia de Stebunheath alias Stepney in comitatu Middlesexie predicto preter familiam ipsius Thome sub colore sive pretextu exercendi religionem in alio modo quam secundum Liturgiam et practicam Ecclesie Anglicane in quo conventiculo predictus Thomas Nicholett ad tunc et ibidem suscepit super se docere contra formam Statuti et vigore statuti predicti super eandam Annam impono finem quinque solidorum pro offenso suo predicto de bonis et catallis suis levandorum Et quia predicator predictus est pauper et non est habilis ad solvendam forisfacturam predictam Ideo ulterius vigore statuti predicti super eandem Annam impono finem novem librarum et quindecim solidorum partem forisfacture predicatoris predicti pro offenso suo In cujus rei testimonium huic recordo meo convictionis manum et sigillum mea apposui die et anno primo supradictis.

Wm. Cleeve. [symbol]

[In English.]

Be it remembered that on the twenty-second day of April in the second year of the reign of our Lord James the Second &c. Anne Bellamy of the parish of Stebunheath otherwise called Stepney widow as well by the oath of Arthur Clayton of the parish of St. Buttolph Aldgate in the city of London cordwayner and of Christopher Smith of the parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch as by the notorious evidence of the fact before me William Cleeve esquire a Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to preserve the peace for the aforesaid county was convicted of and in that she the same Anne Bellamy and six other persons being subjects of this kingdom and above the age of sixteen years on the twenty-eighth day of March last past were present at a certain unlawful conventicle held in the house of Thomas Nicholett situated in the parish of Stebunheath otherwise called Stepney in the aforesaid county of Middlesex besides the family of the same Thomas under colour or pretext of exercising religion in other manner than according to the Liturgy and practice of the Church of England in which conventicle the aforesaid Thomas Nicholett then and there took upon himself to teach against the form of the Statute and by force of the aforesaid statute I impose upon the same Anne for her aforesaid offence a fine of five shillings to be levied of her goods and chattels And because the aforesaid preacher is poor and unable to pay his aforesaid forfeiture Therefore I further impose on the same Anne a fine of nine pounds and fifteen shillings part of the forfeiture of the aforesaid preacher for his offence In Testimony of which thing I have put my hand and seal to this my record of the conviction on the day and in the year at the beginning aforesaid.

Wm. Cleeve. Place of the Seal.

N.B. in the indictments of Conventiclers temp. James II., it was so rare for the preacher at a conventicle to be known that John Turner, Frank Stamper, Walter Thimbleton, . . . . Baxter and Thomas Nicholett are the only examples, in C. C. C., 1 and 2 James II., of conventiclepreachers, who are described by their names, instead of being spoken of as 'quedam persona ignota.' C. C. C., 1 and 2 James II.

23 April, 2 James II.—Recognizances of Henry Barrot of Saffronhill in St. Andrew's Holborn box-maker in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Lewis glover and William Crowsen baker, both of Saffron Hill aforesaid, in the sum of ten pounds each: For the said Henry Barrot's appearance at the next S. P. for Midd., to answer "for speaking scandalous and opprobrious words, saying God Dam the King's Arms in Covent Garden." S. P. R., 18 May, 2 James II.

9 May, 2 James II.—Five several recognizances, in 20£. each, of Mathew Collett the Elder of Ave Mary Lane London woollendraper, for the appearance of himself and four other persons, to wit, Sarah Bartlet, Blanch Sheares, Mathew Collet son of the said Mathew Collet senr., and Elizabeth the wife of the said Mathew Collett the Elder at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare for being taken at an unlawfull and routous Assembly in the house of Richard Pepys gentleman in the parish of St. James Clarkenwell, about forty persons being assembled togeather." S. P. R., 18 May, 2 James II.

13 May, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch, co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Richbell late of the said parish yeoman, in the presence and hearing of John Tracey a soldier in the king's service, said and uttered these malicious and seditious words to the same John Tracey, to wit, "You are a rogue, and all they that wear the King's cloth, and Hee is a rogue that gave it to you," and then and there of his further malice pledged the health of James Duke of Monmouth viz. of James late Duke of Monmouth who lately underwent the penalty of death for high treason.—Richard Richbell was found 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 18 May, 2 James II.

20 May, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Hughes late of the said parish yeoman, with the intention of lowering the authority of Sir Robert Clerke knt, James Dewey esq., and Thomas Hariot esq., three Justices of the Peace then sitting at S. P. held at Hicks Hall in St. John's Streete, uttered and spoke in the presence and hearing of very many of the King's lieges these opprobrious and contemptuous words, to wit, "I care not a farthing for the Court." Abandoning a previous plea of 'Not Guilty,' Francis Hughes on 5 July, 1686, confessed the indictment and was fined 13s. 4d. S. P. R., 18 May, 2 James II.

21 June, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at Twickenham co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Thorneton late of the said parish laborer, being a soldier (and not a captain &c.), and being in the Kings wages and retained to serve the same Lord the King in his wars as a soldier, withdrew himself from the said service without permission. Found 'Guilty,' Edward Thorneton was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 1 Sept., 2 James II.

1 September, 2 James II.—The Newgate Calendar of the said date contains the following entry, "Reginald Tucker, committed by the Rt. Honble the Earle of Sunderland, one of his Majesties Principall Secretaries of State, charged with High Treason, in being in the late Rebellion in the West: Dat. 9 August, 1686." G. D. R., 1 Sept., 2 James II.

11 September, 2 James II.—Recognizances, taken on the said day before Ro: Lestrange J.P., of Thomas Cole of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields joyner in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of John Rabey of the same parish bricklayer also in the sum of one hundred pounds: For the appearance of Henry Burton at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate &c., then and there "to answer for riotously breakeing his Excellency the Spanish Ambassadors windows."—Also, on eight other parchments, recognizances taken before the same magistrates on one or another of the following dates, to wit, 11 Sept., 13 Sept., 16 Sept., and 1 Oct., 2 James II.: For the appearance of Robert West of St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. carman, John Rabey of the same parish bricklayer, John Gwin of . . . ., Edward Portlock of . . . ., Peter Jolly of . . . . ., Andrew Mulston of . . . ., William Brown of . . . ., John Dodson of . . ., at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, "to answer for riotously breaking his Excellency the Spanish Ambassador's windows." G. D. R., 13 Oct., 2 James II.

22 September, 2 James II.— Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Roger Fawsitt gentleman there lying dead: With Verdict of jurors saying that, on the 21st instant between 9 and 10 p.m. within the said parish, John Banes late of the said parish gentleman assaulted the said Roger Fawsitt, and slew and murdered him, by giving him then and there with a sword a mortal wound in the left part of his belly near the short ribs, of which mortal wound he instantly died; And That, immediately after the perpetration of the said felony and murder, the said John Banes made flight (quod predictus Johannes Banes immediate post feloniam et murdrum predictum per ipsum modo ac forma predictis factum ac perpetratum apud parochiam predictam infra libertatem predictam in comitatu predicto fugam fecit). It should be observed by the student, that the jurors forbear to say that the fugitive withdrew himself to places to the jurors unknown. On his trial, John Banes was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 13 Oct., 2 James II.

30 September, 2 James II.—Recognizances, taken before Geffrey Nightingale J.P., of Robert Wollenden of St. Leonard's Shorditch co Midd. weaver, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of William Grave of Skinner Street in St. Botolph's-without-Bishopgate London cordwayner, and Edmund Hall of Black Bull Alley in St. Leonard's Shorditch weaver, in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the said Robert Wollenden's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, "to answer his writeing a scandalous and seditious letter, which was shown unto him, and he owned to the writeing thereof." G. D. R., 13 Oct., 2 James II.

6 October, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at Hamsted (?) co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Savage late of the said place laborer, an illdisposed and seditious man, in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects, affirmed and declared in a loud voice, that he was the Duke of Monmouth and rightful heir to the Crown, and that he would make good all losses that had befallen the subjects of the King of England, when he (Thomas Savage) should acceed to the Crown, which he hoped would be soon, and that he would equip an army in the month of June next to come, and that he had sent three ships to Scotland, and that he designed to go after the same ships. Thomas Savage confessed the indictment. No clerical note touching judgment. G. D. R., 13 Oct., 2 James II.

28 October, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. George's Southwarke co. Surrey on the said day, Richard Cane late of the said parish laborer, being a soldier (not a captain immediately retained with the Lord the King) in wages, and engaged to serve the said King in his wars &c. withdrew himself from the said service without permission. Found 'Guilty,' Richard Cane was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 6 April, 3 James II.

8 December, 2 James II.—The Newgate Calendar of the said date contains the following entries touching prisoners in the gaol, to wit, (1) Thomas Place, committed by the Rt. Hon. Sir R. Wright knt., one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, for having confessed that he was in the army of James Scott Lord Duke of Monmouth, in the late rebellion: Dat. 20 November, 1686.—(2) John Webber, committed by the Rt. Honble the Earle of Sunderland, President of his Majesties Honble Privy Councill &c, charged for high treason, for being one of the persons excepted in his Majesties Proclamacion of general Pardon: Dat. 5 December, 1686. G. D. R., 8 December, 2 James II.

25 December, 2 James II.—Ignored Bill that, at St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate on the said day, in the presence and hearing of divers of the said King's lieges and subjects, William Vardin late of the said parish yeoman wickedly and seditiously uttered these words, to wit, "Monmouth" (meaning thereby James Duke of Monmouth) "is as certainly alive as I am, and if I had bin in the North of England I would assist him with six or eight horses, and I doe thinke I have the same opportunity to doe it now, for I am sure hee is alive." S. P. R., 21 Feb., 3 James II.

30 December, 2 James II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' and divers other places co Midd. on the said day and divers other days before and afterwards, Hanna Bull late of the said parish spinster unlawfully diabolically and wickedly committed and perpetrated the horrible and abominable crime of adultery with a certain William Phipps. No clerical note touching later proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 4 April, 3 James II.