Indictments and other matters concering Catholic priests
Temp. Elizabeth I and James I

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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188-209

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'Indictments and other matters concering Catholic priests: Temp. Elizabeth I and James I', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 188-209. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66002 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Temp. Elizabeth I and James I

INDICTMENTS AND MATTERS OF RECORD TOUCHING CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND CERTAIN OF THEIR AIDERS AND ABETTORS.

Cognovit set Cur' avisar' vult de judicio redd. nd'.; po se cul set Cur vult advisari de judic'o reddend'.

(1.) 1 October, 19 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores presentant pro domina Regina quod Thomas Metham nuper de parochia Sancti Andree in Holborn in Comitatu Middlesexie Clericus primo die Octobris anno regni domine Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris&c. decimo nono apud parochiam Sancti Andree in Holborne predictam in Comitatu predicto voluntarie dixit usus fuit ac celebravit unam privatam missam contra formam cujusdam statuti anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc primo editi et provisi et contra pacem dicte domine Regine nunc Coronam et dignitatem suas, Et quod Margeria Anderson nuper de parochia Sancti Dunstani in occidentali London spinster tempore celebracionis misse predicte presens fuit apud parochiam Sancti Andree predictam in Comitatu predicto manutenens confortans et auxilians eundem Thomam Metham ad missam predictam celebrandam contra formam statuti predicti ac contra pacem dicte domine Regine nunc Coronam et dignitatem suas et in malum exemplum omnium aliorum ligeorum et subditorum dicte domine Regine &c.—Et postea scilicet ad Sessionem hic tentam xiiimo die Februarii anno regni Regine Elizabethe vicesimo coram Johanni Episcopo London' Thoma domino Buckhurste Christophero Wrey milite Capitali Justiciario dicte domine Regine ad placita coram ipsa tenenda assignat' Roberto Mounson uno Justiciariorum dicte domine Regine de banco et Gilberto Gerrard armigero Atturnato dicte domine Regine generali, Justiciariis &c. consideratum est quod prefatus Thomas Metham et Margeria Anderson habeant penam statuti &c. S. S. O. T. at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

[In English.]

He confessed but the Court wishes to take counsel about giving judgment.

She puts herself 'Guilty' but the Court wishes to take counsel about givin, judgment.

1 October, 19 Elizabeth. Middlesex, to wit:—The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Thomas Metham late of St. Andrew's parish in Holborn in the county of Middlesex clerk on the first day of October in the nineteenth year of the reign of the Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at the aforesaid parish of St. Andrew in Holborne in the aforesaid County voluntarily said used and celebrated one private mass against the form of a certain statute published and provided in the first year of the reign of the said Lady now Queen and against the peace of the said Lady now Queen her Crown and dignity, And that Margery Anderson late of the parish of St. Dunstan in West London spinster at the time of the celebration of the aforesaid mass was present at the aforesaid St. Andrew's parish in the aforesaid County maintaining comforting and aiding the same Thomas Metham to celebrate the aforesaid mass against the form of the aforesaid statute and against the peace of the said Lady now Queen her Crown and dignity and to the bad example of all the other lieges and subjects of the said Lady the Queen &c.—And afterwards to wit at the Session held here on the 13th day of February in the twentieth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth before John bishop of London Thomas Lord Buckhurste Sir Christopher Wrey knt. Chief Justice of the said Lady the Queen appointed for holding pleas before her Robert Mounson one of the Justices of the bench of the said Lady the Queen and Gilbert Gerard esq. attorney-general of the said Lady the Queen, Justices &c. it was adjudged that the aforesaid Thomas Metham and Margery Anderson should have the penalty of the statute &c. S. S. O. T. at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

(2.) 1 December, 20 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss.: Juratores presentant pro domina Regina quod Thomas Metham nuper de parochia Sancti Andree in Holborne in Comitatu Middlesexie Clericus primo die Decembris anno regni domine Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. vicesimo apud parochiam Sancti Andree in Holborne in Comitatu predicto voluntarie dixit usus fuit et celebravit unam privatam missam contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu nuper editi ac provisi ac contra pacem dicte domine Regine nunc coronam et dignitatem suas et in malum exemplum omnium aliorum ligeorum et subditorum dicte domine Regine &c.—Et p'fat' Thomas Metham po se cul Io cons' est qd. h'eat penam statuti &c.= Et prefatus Thomas Metham ponit se Culpabilis Ideo consideratum est quod habeat penam statuti &c.=And the aforesaid Thomas Metham puts himself Not Guilty upon a Jury of the country, and the Jurors on their oath say that he is Guilty, Therefore it was decreed by the Court that he have the penalty of the statute &c. S. S. O. T. at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

[In English.]

1 December, 20 Elizabeth. Middlesex, to wit:—The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Thomas Metham late of St. Andrew's parish in Holborne in the County of Middlesex clerk on the first day of December in the twentieth year of the Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at the parish of St. Andrew in Holborne in the aforesaid County voluntarily said used and celebrated one private mass against the form of the statute in a case of this kind lately published and provided and against the peace of the said Lady now Queen her crown and dignity and to the bad example of all the other lieges and subjects of the said Lady the Queen &c.—And the aforesaid Thomas Metham puts himself Guilty Therefore it was adjudged that he have the penalty of the statute &c. S. S. O. T., at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

(3.) 8 December, 20 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores presentant pro domina Regina quod Elinora Brome uxor Christoferi Brome nuper de Islington in Comitatu Middlesexie Militis octavo die Decembris anno regni domine Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. vicesimo apud Islington predictam in Comitatu predicto recepit et acceptavit de quadam Domina Pawlett vidua sorore sua quoddam signum vocatum a token nuncupatum an Agnus Dei asportatum in hoc regnum Anglie de sede romana ea intencione ad signum predictum utendum, Et eadem Elinora Brome postea scilicet predicto octavo die Decembris anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc vicesimo supradicto apud Islington predictam in Comitatu predicto signum predictum circa collum suum utebatur anglice dyd weare contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu nuper editi et provisi ac contra pacem dicte domine Regine nunc coronam et dignitatem suas et in malum exemplum omnium aliorum ligeorum et subditorum dicte domine Regine.—Et p'fat' Elinora Brome po se cul I'o cons' est qd. h'eat penam statuti = And the aforesaid Elinora Brome puts herself Not Guilty upon a Jury of the country; and upon their oath the Jurors say she is Guilty, Wherefore it was decreed by the Court that she have the penalty of the statute, &c. S. S. O. T. at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

[In English.]

8 December, 20 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Elinor Brome wife of Sir Christofer Brome late of Islington in the County of Middlesex knt. on the eighth day of December in the twentieth year of the reign of the Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at Islington aforesaid in the aforesaid County received and accepted from her sister a certain Lady Pawlett widow a certain symbol called a token named an Agnus Dei brought into this kingdom of England from the Roman See with the intention to use the said symbol, And the same Elinor Brome afterwards to wit on the afore said eighth day of December in the aforesaid twentieth year of the reign of the said Lady now Queen at Islington aforesaid in the aforesaid County did wear the aforesaid symbol about her neck against the form of the statute in a case of this kind lately published and provided and against the peace of the said Lady now Queen her crown and dignity and to the bad example of all the other lieges and subjects of the said Lady the Queen.—And the aforesaid Elinor Brome put herself Guilty Therefore it was decreed that she have the penalty of the Statute &c. S. S. O. T. at Westminster, 22 Jan. and 13 Feb., 20 Eliz.

(4.) 24 August, 23 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod Radulphus Collyer de Westmonasterio in Comitatu Middlesexie clericus vicesimo quarto die Augusti anno regni domine nostre Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. vicesimo tertio celebravit missam apud parochiam Sancti Clementis Dacorum in predicto Comitatu Middlesexie contra formarn statuti inde editi et provisi &c.—Endorsed 'Billa Vera.' No other memorandum on the bill. G. S. P. R. Easter, 24 Eliz.

[In English.]

24 August, 23 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Ralph Collyer of Westminster in the County of Middlesex clerk on the twenty-fourth day of August in the twenty-third year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. celebrated a mass at the parish of St. Clement of the Danes in the aforesaid County of Middlesex against the form of the statute in that case published and provided &c.—Endorsed 'True Bill.' G. S. P. R., Easter, 24 Eliz.

(5.) 5 December, 27 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod Thomas Sherlocke nuper de Kentishetowne in Comitatu Middlesexie clericus alias dictus Thomas Towthedrawer nuper de eadem clericus quinto die Decembris anno regni Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. vicesimo septimo apud Kentishetowne predictam in Comitatu predicto voluntarie dixit ac usus fuit ac celebravit unam privatam missam contra formam cujusdam statuti anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc primo editi et provisi et contra pacem dicte domine Regine coronam ac dignitatem suas Et quod Katherina Bellamy nuper de Kentishetowne predicta in Comitatu Middlesexie predicto . . . . tempore celebracionis misse predicte fuit apud Kentishetowne predictam in Comitatu Middlesexie predicto manutenens confortans et auxilians eundem Thomam Sherlock alias Toothedrawer ad missam predictam celebrandam et dicendam ac eciam fuit presens et audiens eandem missam contra formam statuti ac contra pacem dicte domine Regine nunc Coronam ac dignitatem suas et in malum ac perniciosum exemplum diversorum ligeorum dicte Donine Regine nunc. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

[In English.]

5 December, 27 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Thomas Sherlocke late of Kentishetowne in the Country of Middlesex clerk otherwise styled Thomas Towthedrawer late of the same [Kentishetowne] clerk on the fifth day of December in the twenty-seventh year of the reign of Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at Kentishetowne aforesaid in the aforesaid County voluntarily said and used and celebrated one private mass against the form of a certain statute published and provided in the first year of the reign of the Lady now Queen and against the peace of the said Lady the Queen her crown and dignity And that Katherine Bellamy late of Kentishetowne aforesaid in the aforesaid County of Middlesex . . . . at the time of the celebration of the aforesaid mass was at Kentishetowne aforesaid in the aforesaid County of Middlesex maintaining comforting and aiding the same Thomas Sherlock otherwise styled Toothedrawer to celebrate and say the aforesaid mass and also was present and hearing the same mass against the form of the statute and against the peace of the Lady now Queen her Crown and dignity and to the bad and pernicious example of divers lieges of the said Lady the now Queen. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

dicit qd non est culpabil set dic qd non vult ponere se super patriam Set vult triari p'clericat (?) Ideo eat ad penam.

(6.) 17 March, 29 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod Johannes Welden nuper de Grais Inne Lane in Comitatu Middlesexie clericus alias dictus Johannes Savell nuper de eadem clericus natus existens infra hoc regnum Anglie post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste anno regni dicte domine Regine primo et ante decimum quartum diem Marcii anno regni dicte domine Regine xxixno factus et ordinatus existens sacerdos apud R . . . . s in partibus transmarinis aucthoritate derivata a sede romana leges et statuta hujus regni Anglie min . . . . onderans nee penam in eisdem contentam aliqualiter verens decimo-septimo die Marcii anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc xxixno apud Grais Inne lane predictam in predicto Comitatu Middlesexie proditorie et ut proditor dicte domine Regine fuit et remansit in contemptum ipsius domine Regine corone et dignitatis suarum necnon contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu nuper editi ac provisi.—Over John Welden's name and description at the beginning of the indictment appears this clerical memorandum, "Dicit quod non est culpabilis set dicit quod non vult ponere se super patriam Set vult triari per clerical Ideo eat ad penam."—The inscription on the wrapper of the fragmentary and attenuated file in which this writing remains is so defaced as to be in places illegible, but the inscription begins with "Sessio. tent" and ends with "usque quartum diem Octobris tunc proxime sequentem ad horam octavam ante Meridiem eodem (?) die apud le Castell in Seint Johns Street in predicto Comitatu: Die Jovis post festum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli xxxmo R. Eliz."

[In English.]

He says that he is not 'Guilty' but says that he does not wish to put himself upon the country but wishes to be tried by clergy Therefore he may go to punishment.

17 March, 29 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that John Welden late of Grais Inne Lane in the County of Middlesex clerk otherwise styled John Savell late of the same lane clerk being born within this kingdom of England after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen and before the fourteenth day of March in the 29th year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen being made and ordained a priest at R . . . . s in parts beyond the sea by authority derived from the Roman See little weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England nor in any degree fearing the penalty contained in the same on the seventeenth day of March in the 29th year of the reign of the said Lady now Queen was and remained at Grais Inne Lane aforesaid in the aforesaid County of Middlesex traitorously and as a traitor of the said Lady the Queen to the contempt of the same Lady the Queen her crown and dignity and also against the form of the statute late published and provided in a case of this kind. S. S. O. T. R., 4 Oct., 30 Eliz.

(7.) 18 September, 30 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod Willelmus Hartley nuper de Holborne in Comitatu Middlesexie Clericus alias dictus Willelmus Garton nuper de eadem Clericus natus existens infra hoc regnum Anglie post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste Anno regni dicte domine Regine primo et ante decimum diem Septembris Anno Anno (sic) regni dicte domine Regine Tricesimo factus et ordinatus existens sacerdos apud Rh . . . . s in partibus transmarinis aucthoritate derivata a sede romana leges et statuta hujus regni Anglie minime . . . . . penam in eisdem contentam aliqualiter verens decimo octavo die Septembris Anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc Tricesimo apud Holborne predictam in predicto Comitatu Middlesexie proditorie et ut proditor dicte domine Regine fuit et remansit in contemptum ipsius domine Regine corone et dignitatis suarum necnon contra formam Statuti in hujusmodi casu nuper editi ac provisi &c.—Et prefatus Willelmus Hartley po se cul' ca null Ideo consideratum est quod trahatur super Claiam ad locum execucionis Et ibidem suspendatur per collum ac vivens ad terram prosternetur (sic) membra sua amputentur ac interiola sua extra ventrem trahantur ipso vivente et comburentur (sic) et quod caput suum amputetur et corpus suum in quatuor partes dividatur Et caput et quarteria sua ponantur ubi domina Regina assignare voluerit &c.—This bill is on the same file with the Indictment of John Welden. S. S. O. T. R., at the Castle in St. John's Street, 4 Oct., 30 Eliz.

[In English.]

18 September, 30 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that William Hartley late of Holborne in the County of Middlesex clerk otherwise styled William Garton late of the same parish clerk being born within this kingdom of England after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the said lady the Queen and before the tenth day of September in the thirtieth year of the reign of the said Queen being made and ordained a priest at Rh . . . . s in parts beyond the sea by authority derived from the Roman See very little [weighing] the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, [nor] in any degree fearing the penalty contained in the same on the eighteenth day of September in the thirtieth year of the reign of the said lady the now Queen was and remained at Holborne aforesaid in the aforesaid County of Middlesex traitorously and as a traitor of the said lady the Queen to the contempt of the same Lady the Queen her crown and dignity and also against the form of the statute in a case of this kind lately published and provided &c.—And the aforesaid William Hartley put himself guilty no chattels Therefore it was adjudged that he be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution And there be hung by the neck and yet living be thrown upon the ground and his members be cut off and his entrails he being still alive be drawn out of his belly and burnt and that his head be cut off and his body be divided into four parts and his head and quarters be put where the Lady the Queen has been pleased to appoint. S. S. O. T. R., 4 Oct., 30 Eliz.

(8.) 22 . . . ., 30 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro domina Regina presentant quod cum Willelmus Tedder nuper de Westmonasterio in Comitatu predicto Clericus infra dominia domine Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. natus existens et post festum nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste quod fuit in anno regni dicte domine Regine primo et ante vicesimum-sextum diem Augusti anno regni dicte (?) domine regine tricesimo aucthoritate derivata de sede Romana factus et ordinatus fuit sacerdos quedam Dorothea Whyte spinster alias dicta Dorothea Whyte uxor Humfridi Whyte nuper de Westmonasterio predicto generosi deum . . . . sed instigacione diabolica mota et seducta sciens ipsum Willelmum Tedder talem sacerdotem fuisse vicesimo-secundo die . . . . anno tricesimo supradicto ipsum Willelmum Tedder apud Westmonasterium predictum vi et armis &c. scienter voluntarie et felonice recepit confortavit auxiliata fuit et manutenuit ad largum et extra prisonam existentem contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi necnon contra pacem dicte domine Regine coronam et dignitatem suas &c.—Et prefata Dorothea White po se cul' ca null Sus Et postea scilicet ad deliberacionem hic factam quarto die. . . . xxxi° prefata Dorothea White protulit perdonacioncm domine Regine sub Magno Sigillo suo Anglie gerentem datum undecimo die Julii Anno xxximo predicto . . . . .—This document is on the same file with the bills against John Welden and William Hartley. S. S. O. T. R., 4 Oct., 30 Eliz.

[In English.

22 . . . ., 30 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that whereas William Tedder late of Westminster in the aforesaid County clerk being born within the dominions of the Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. and after the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist that was in the first year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen and before the twenty-sixth day of August in the thirtieth year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen was made and ordained a priest by authority derived from the Roman See a certain Dorothy Whyte spinster otherwise styled Dorothy Whyte wife of Humfrey Whyte late of Westminster aforesaid gentleman [not having] God . . . . but moved and seduced by devilish instinct knowing the same William Tedder was such a priest with force and arms &c. wittingly wilfully and feloniously received comforted aided and maintained the same William Tedder at Westminster aforesaid at large and being out of prison against the form of the statute published and provided in a case of this kind, and also against the peace of the said Lady the Queen her crown and dignity &c.—And the aforesaid Dorothy put herself 'Guilty' be hung (= put herself 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country who found her 'Guilty,' whereupon she was sentenced to be hung) and afterwards at the delivery here made on the fourth day [of . . .] in the 31st [year of the reign of the said Queen Elizabeth] the aforesaid Dorothy White produced the pardon of the Lady the Queen under her Great Seal of England bearing date on the eleventh day of July in the aforesaid 31st year . . . . S. S. O. T. R., 4 Oct., 30 Eliz.

(9.) 26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—Midd. Ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod cum Ricardus Wingfeild nuper de London clericus alias dictus Ricardus Davies nuper de London clericus infra dominia domine nostre Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. natus existens apud Civitatem Wigornie in comitatu Wigornie et post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste in anno Regni dicte domine Regine primo authoritate derivata et pretensa a sede Romana factus ordinatus et professus fuit sacerdos apud Rhemes in partibus transmarinis Quedam Katherina Bellamye nuper de Uxendon in parochia de Harrowe in comitatu Middlesexie spinster alias dicta Katherina Bellamye uxor Ricardi Bellamye de Uxendon in parochia de Harrowe in Comitatu Middlesexie generosi deum pre oculis suis non habens sed instigacione diabolica mota et seducta sciens ipsum Ricardum Wingfeild alias Ricardum Davies adtunc esse et fore talem sacerdotem qualis superius specificatus existit ad largum et extra prisonam esse xxvito die Junii anno Regni dicte domine Regine tricesimoquarto ipsum Ricardum Wingfeild alias Ricardum Davies apud Uxendon in parochia de Harrowe in predicto comitatu Middlesexie vi et armis &c. scienter et voluntarie anglice Wittinglye and Willinglye felonice recepit confortavit auxiliata fuit et manutenuit contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi necnon contra pacem dicte domine Regine Coronam et dignitatem suas &c.—Besides the endorsement 'Billa Vera,' this bill of indictment exhibits no clerical memorandum. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

[In English.]

26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that whereas Richard Wingfeild late of London clerk otherwise styled Richard Davies late of London clerk being born within the dominions of our Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at the City of Worcester in the County of Worcester and after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the Reign of the said Lady the Queen was with authority derived and pretended from the Roman See made ordained and professed a priest at Rhemes in parts beyond the sea A certain Katherine Bellamye late of Uxendon in the parish of Harrowe in the county of Middlesex spinster otherwise styled Katherine Bellamye wife of Richard Bellamye of Uxendon in the parish of Harrowe in the county of Middlesex gentleman not having God before her eyes but moved and seduced by a devilish impulse knowing the same Richard Wingfeild alias Richard Davies was then and would be such a priest as is set forth above [and] was at large and out of prison on the 26th day of June in the thirty-fourth year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen with force and arms &c. wittingly and willingly [and] feloniously at Uxendon in the parish of Harrowe in the aforesaid County of Middlesex received comforted aided and maintained the same Richard Wingfeild alias Richard Davies against the form of a statute in a case of this kind published and provided and also against the peace of the Lady the Queen her Crown and dignity.—Endorsed 'True Bill.' G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

(10.) 26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod cum Robertus Sowthwell nuper de London clericus alias dictus Robertus Cowper nuper de London clericus alias dictus Robertus Cotton nuper de London clericus infra dominia domine nostre Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. natus existens apud Saynte Feiythes (?) in comitatu Norfolcie Et post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste in anno Regni dicte Domine Regine primo Aucthoritate derivata et pretensa a sede Romana factus ordinatus et professus fuit Sacerdos apud Romam in partibus transmarinis Quedam Katherina Bellamy nuper de Uxenden in parochia de Harrowe in comitatu Middlesexie predicto spinster alias dicta Katherina Bellamy uxor Ricardi Bellamy de Uxenden in parochia de Harrowe in Comitatu Middlesexie generosi Deum pre occulis (sic) suis non habens sed instigacione diabolica mota et seducta sciens ipsum Robertum Sowthwell alias Robertum Cowper alias Robertum Cotton adtunc esse et fore talem sacerdotem qualis superius specificatus existit ad largum et extra omnem prisonam esse vicesimosexto die Junii anno regni dicte domine Regine tricesimo-quarto ipsum Robertum Sowthewell alias Robertum Cowper alias Robertum Cotton apud Uxenden in parochia de Harrowe in predicto comitatu Middlesexie vi et armis &c. scienter et voluntarie Wittinglie and Willinglie felonice recepit confortavit auxiliata fuit et manutenuit contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi Necnon contra pacem dicte domine Regine coronam et dignitatem suas &c.—On the back of the bill appears this endorsement, Capta apud le Castell in Seint Johnstreete in Comitatu Middlesexie coram Owino Hopton milite Edwardo Vaughan et Ricardo Candeler armigeris Justiciariis &c. per sactamentum Rogeri Saunders Thome Bedford Rogeri Webbe Edwardi Arnold Hugonis Lane Hugonis Millmer Milonis Winson Johannis 1 homas Lawrencii Nonne Johannis Bradshawe S...... Maye Johannis Barnett Nicholai Smythe Thomas Bennynge Francisci Sarjeaunte et Hugonis Bonnell.—The bill exhibits no other memorandum. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

[In English.]

26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that whereas Robert Sowthewell late of London clerk otherwise styled Robert Cowper late of London clerk otherwise styled Robert Cotton clerk being born within the dominions of our Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. at St. Feiythes in the county of Norfolk and after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen was by authority derived and pretended from the Roman See made ordained and professed a priest at Rome in parts beyond the sea A certain Katherine Bellamy late of Uxenden in the parish of Harrowe in the aforesaid county of Middlesex spinster otherwise styled Katherine Bellamy wife of Richard Bellamy of Uxenden in the parish of Harrowe in the county of Middlesex gentleman not having God before her eyes but moved and seduced by a devilish impulse knowing the same Robert Sowthewell alias Robert Cowper alias Robert Cotton was then and would be such a priest as is set forth above [and] was at large and out of prison on the twenty-sixth day of June in the thirty-fourth year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen with force and arms &c. wittingly and willingly [and] feloniously received comforted aided and maintained the said Robert Sowthewell alias Robert Cowper alias Robert Cotton at Uxenden in the parish of Harrowe in the aforesaid county of Middlesex against the form of a statute in a case of this kind published and provided and also against the peace of the said Lady the Queen her crown and dignity &c.—Endorsed, Taken at the Castell in St. John's Street in the County of Middlesex before Sir Owen Hopton knt., Edward Vaughan and Richard Candeler esquires, Justices &c., by the oath of Roger Saunders, Thomas Bedford, Roger Webbe, Edward Arnold, Hugh Lane, Hugh Millmer, Miles Winson, John Thomas, Lawrence Nonne, John Bradshawe, S. Maye, John Barnett, Nicholas Smythe, Thomas Bennynge, Francis Sarjeaunte and Hugh Bonnell.— G. D. R., 2 Dec., 37 Eliz.

(11.) 20 March, 43 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod cum Thomas Tycheburne nuper de London Clericus infra hoc regnum Anglie natus Et qui post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste in anno Regni dicte domine Regine primo et ante vicesimum diem Junii anno Regni ejusdem domine Regine vicesimo-primo aucthoritate derivata et pretensa a sede Romana factus et ordinatus fuit sacerdos, Quidam Georgius Baylie nuper de parochia Sancti Jacobi in Clarkenwell in comitatu Middlesexie glover et Maria uxor ejus alias dicta Maria Baylie nuper de eadem spinster deum pre oculis suis non habentes sed instigacione diabolica moti et seducti scientes ipsum Thomam Tycheburne adtunc esse et fore talem sacerdotem qualis superius specificatus existit [et?] ad largum et extra omnem prisonam esse vicesimo die Marcii anno Regni dicte domine Regine quadragesimo-tertio ipsum Thomam Tycheburne apud parochiam Sancti Jacobi in Clarkenwell predictam in predicto Comitatu Middlesexie eodem Thoma Tycheburne adtunc ad largum et extra omnem prisonam existente vi et armis &c. scienter voluntarie anglice wittinglye and willinglye et felonice receperunt comfortaverunt auxiliati fuerunt et manutenuerunt contra formam Statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi Necnon contra pacem dicte domine Regine coronam et dignitatem suas. At the bill's foot this clerical memorandum, Et prefatus Georgius Baylie et Maria uxor ejus exonerantur per perdonacionem dicte domine Regine=And the said George Baylie and his wife Mary are discharged by the pardon of the said Lady the Queen. Endorsed 'Billa Vera' and 'Evidenc'.'—Willelmus Badger senior, Willelmus Badger junior.—G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

[In English.]

20 March, 43 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that whereas Thomas Tycheburne late of London clerk born within this kingdom of England and who after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the said Lady the Queen and before the twentieth day of June in the twenty-first year of the reign of the same Lady the Queen by authority derived and pretended from the Roman See was made and ordained a priest a certain George Baylie late of the parish of St. James in Clarkenwell in the county of Middlesex glover and his wife Mary otherwise styled Mary Baylie late of the same parish spinster not having God before their eyes but moved and seduced by a devilish impulse knowing that the same Thomas Tycheburne then was and would be such a priest as is set forth above [and] was at large and out of all prison on the twentieth day of March in the fortythird year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen with force and arms &c., wittingly and willingly and feloniously received comforted aided and maintained the same Thomas Tycheburne at the aforesaid parish of St. James in Clarkenwell in the aforesaid county of Middlesex the same Thomas Tycheburne then being at large and out of all prison against the form of the Statute in a case of this kind published and provided and also against the peace of the said Lady the Queen her crown and dignity, &c.—Endorsed 'True Bill.' G. D. R., 44 Eliz.

Po se cul ca null h'eat judiciu'

(12.) 15 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domina Regina presentant quod Robertus Watkinson nuper de London Clericus alias dictus Robertus Willson nuper de London clericus natus existens infra hoc regnum Anglie videlicet apud Hemingbrough in Comitatu Eborum post festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste anno regni domine nostre Elizabethe dei gracia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c. primo Et ante ultimum diem Martii anno regni dicte domine Regine nunc quadragesimo-quarto In partibus transmarinis aucthoritate derivata a Sede Romana factus et ordinatus fuit sacerdos ac leges et statuta hujus Regni Anglie minime ponderans nec penam in eisdem contentam aliqualiter verens postea scilicet decimo-quinto die Aprilis anno regni dicte Domine Regine nunc quadragesimo-quarto apud parochiam Sancti Clementis Dacorum extra barras novi Templi London' in Comitatu Middlesexie predicto proditorie et ut proditor dicte Domine Regine fuit et remansit In contemptum ipsius Domine Regine Coronam et dignitatem suas (sic) Necnon contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi &c.—At the head of the bill, over Robert Watkinson's name, appears the clerical memorandum, Po se cul ca null h'eat judicium=He puts himself ' Guilty ' no chattels he may have judgment= (after the extension and amplification described in the preface) He puts himself 'Not Guilty' upon a Jury of the Country, and the jury says that he is ' Guilty,' and he has no chattels for forfeiture, Therefore it is decreed by the Court that he have judgment. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

[In English.]

He puts himself 'Guilty' he may have judgment.

15 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lady the Queen present that Robert Watkinson late of London clerk otherwise styled Robert Willson late of London clerk being born within this kingdom of England to wit at Hemingborough in the County of York after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth by God's grace Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. And before the last day of March in the forty-fourth year of the reign of the said Lady now Queen was made and ordained a priest in parts beyond sea by authority derived from the See of Rome little weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England nor in any degree fearing the penalty contained in the same afterwards to wit on the fifteenth day of April in the forty-fourth year of the reign of the said Lady the Queen at the parish of St. Clement of the Danes without the bars of the New Temple of London in the aforesaid County of Middlesex was and remained traitorously and as a traitor of the same Lady the Queen to the contempt of the same Lady the Queen her Crown and dignity and also against the form of the statute in a case of this kind published and provided &c. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

(13.) 25 October, 5 James I.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro Domino Rege presentant quod Thomas Garnett nuper de London clericus alias dictus Thomas Rookwood nuper de London clericus alias dictus Thomas Saier nuper de London clericus natus existens infra hoc regnum Anglie videlicet in parochia Sancti [? Salvatoris] in Southworke in comitatu Surreye post festum nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste anno regni domine nostre Elizabethe nuper Regine Anglie primo et ante vicesimum-quintum diem Octobris anno regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gracia Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie quinto et Scotie xlimo apud Valeodoled in partibus transmarinis factus et ordinatus fuit Sacerdos authoritate derivata a Sede Romana leges et statuta hujus regni Anglie minime ponderans nec penas in eisdem contentas aliqualiter verens postea scilicet dicto xxvto die Octobris anno regni dicti domini nunc Anglie Francie et Hibernie quinto et Scotie quadragesimo-primo supradictis apud Parochiam Sancti (? Martini) in Campis in comitatu Middlesexie predicto felonice prodotorie et ut proditor dicti domini Regis nunc fuit et remansit in contemptum ipsius domini Regis nunc corone et dignitatis suarum necnon contra formam statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi.—At the foot of the bill appears this clerical memorandum, 'Et p'fat' Thomas Garnett po se Cull ca null Ideo considerat' est p Cur' qd p'dict' Thomas Garnett ducatur Vic' Midd' vsq' Gaolam de Newgate Et abinde directe vsq' ad [furcas] de Tiborne trahatur et sup fureas illas ibidem suspendatur Et vivens ad terr' p'sternatur membra sua amputantur (sic) quodq' interiola sua extra venirem suum capiantur Ipsoq' vivente comburentur (sic) Et qd caput ejus amputetur Et qd corpus ejus in quatuor partes dividatur Et qd caput et quarter' illa ponantur ubi dns Rex assign' voluit, = Et prefatus Thomas Garnett ponit se Non Culpabilem super patrie juratam et jurata dicit quod est Culpabilis et habet catalla nulla pro forisfactura Ideo consideratum est per Curiam quod predictus Thomas Garnett ducatur Vicecomite Middlesexie usque Gaolam de Newgate Et abinde directe usque ad furcas de Tiborne trahatur et super furcas ibidem suspendatur Et vivens ad terram prosternatur membra sua amputantur (sic) quodque interiola sua extra ventrem suum capiantur Ipsoque vivente comburentur (sic) Et quod Caput ejus amputetur Et quod corpus ejus in quatuor partes dividatur Et quod caput et quarteria illa ponantur ubi dominus Rex assignare voluit. G. D. R., . . . ., 5 James I.

[In English.]

25 October, 5 James I.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the Lord the King present that Thomas Garnett late of London clerk otherwise styled Thomas Rookwood late of London clerk otherwise styled Thomas Saier late of London clerk being born within this kingdom of England to wit in the parish of St. [Saviour] in Southworke in the county of Surrey after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth late Queen of England and before the twenty-fifth day of October in the fifth year of the reign of our Lord James by God's grace king of England France and Ireland and the 41st of his reign over Scotland was made and ordained at Valeodoled in parts beyond sea a priest by authority derived from the Roman See very little weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England and not in any degree fearing the penalties contained in the same afterwards to wit on the 25th day of October in the aforesaid fifth year of the reign of the said lord now king of England France and Ireland and fortyfirst year [of his reign over] Scotland at the parish of St. (Martin)in-the-Fields in the aforesaid county of Middlesex was and remained feloniously traitorously and as a traitor of the said Lord now King to the contempt of the same Lord now King his crown and dignity and also against the form of the statute published and provided in a case of this kind &c.—And the aforesaid Thomas Garnett puts himself 'Guilty' no chattels Therefore it was decreed by the Court that the aforesaid Thomas Garnett be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the Gaol of Newgate and thence straight to the [gallows] of Tiborne and be hung on the gallows there and whilst alive be thrown upon the ground his members be cut off and that his entrails be taken out of his belly and be burnt he being still alive and that his head be cut off and that his body be divided into four parts and that those head and quarters be put where the lord King has been pleased to appoint. G. D. R., . . . ., 5 James I.

(14.) 9 April, 6 James I.—Midd. ss: Sessio Audiendi et Terminandi tenta apud Le Castle in St. Johnstreete in Comitatu Middlesexie predicto Nono die Aprilis Anno regni domini nostri Jacobi nunc Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie Sexto et Scotie Quadragesimo-primo Coram Willelmo Waade milite locum-tenente Turris London, Francisco Darcye milite, Thoma Fowler milite, et Henrico Spyller armigero Justiciariis dicti domini Regis Audiendum et Terminandum Assignatis, Et Adjornatur vlterius vsque horam undecimam ante meridiem hujus presentis diei apud Justicehall in Le Olde Baylie, Ad quos diem horam et locum scilicet dicto Nono die Aprilis Anno regni Regis Jacobi Anglie &c. Sexto, et Scotie Quadragesimo-primo, Coram Henrico Rowe milite Maiore Civitatis London, Willelmo Waade milite locum-tenente Turris London predicte, Francisco Darcye milite, Vincentio Skynner milite, Stephano Soame milite, Johanne Garrard milite, Thoma Bennett milite, Henrico Mountague milite Recordatore Civitatis London predicte, Willelmo Fleetewood milite, Roberto Leighe milite, Thoma Fowler milite, et Henrico Spyller armigero Justiciariis &c.

Georgius Gervas nuper de London clericus alias dictus Georgius Gervasdin nuper de London clericus.—Over this entry appears this memorandum, Po se cul ca nul Ideo considerat' est p Cur qd Idem Georgius Gervase alias Gervasdin ducat r p Vic' Midd' usq' gaol, de Newgate et abinde directe usq' ad fureas de Tiburne trahatr et sup furcas illas ib'm suspendatr Et vivens ad terram prosternatr membra sua amputantr (sic) quodque interiola sua extra ventrem suu' capiantur Ipsoque vivente comburentur (sic) Et qd caput ejus amputetur et qd corpus ejus in quatuor partes dividatur Et qd caput et quarteria ilia ponantr ubi Dominus Rex assignare voluit.—The initial 'Po se cul' of this memorandum is of course to be extended and amplified in the manner set forth in the preface of this volume. G. D. Reg.

[In English.]

9 April, 6 James I.—Middlesex to wit: Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Castle in St. Johnstrete in the County of Middlesex on the aforesaid Ninth day of April in the sixth year of the reign of our Lord James now King of England France and Ireland and the forty-first year [&c.] of Scotland Before Sir William Waade knt. Lieutenant of the Tower of London, Sir Francis Darcye knt., Sir Thomas Fowler knt., and Henry Spyller esq. Justices of the said Lord the King appointed to Hear and Determine, And is further adjourned to the eleventh hour a.m. of this present day at the Justice Hall in the Olde Baylie, At which day hour and place to wit on the ninth day of April in the year of the reign of King James of England &c. the Sixth, and of Scotland the Fortyfirst, Before Sir Henry Rowe knt. Mayor of the City of London, Sir William Waade knt. Lieutenant of the Tower of London aforesaid, Sir Francis Darcye knt., Sir Vincent Skynner knt., Sir Stephen Soame knt., Sir John Garrard knt., Sir Thomas Bennett knt., Sir Henry Mountague knt. Recorder of the aforesaid City of London, Sir William Fleetewood knt., Sir Robert Leighe knt., Sir Thomas Fowler knt., and Henry Spyller esquire Justices &c.

He puts himself 'Guilty' no chattels Therefore it was decreed by the Court that the same George Gervase alias Gervasdin be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the gaol of Newgate and thence straight be drawn to the gallows of Tiburne and be hung on the gallows there and while living be thrown upon the ground his members be cut off, and that his entrails be taken out of his belly and he still living be burnt and that his head be cut off and that his body be divided into four parts and that those head and quarters be put where the Lord the King has been pleased to appoint.

George Gervase late of London clerk otherwise styled George Gervasdin late of London clerk. G. D. Reg.

(15.) 20 June, 6 James I.—Midd. ss: Sessio Audiendi et Terminandi tenta apud Le Castle in St. John Streete in Comitatu predicto vicesimo die Junii anno regni nostri Jacobi dei gracia Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie fidei defensoris &c. Sexto et Scotie quadragesimo-primo, Coram Roberto Leighe milite, Matheo Dale, Edwardo Vaghan et Henrico Spyller armigeris Justiciariis &c. Et Adjornatur ulterius vsque horam primam post meridiem ejusdem diei apud Justicehall in Le Olde Baylie, Et postea scilicet ad Sessionem Audiendi et Terminandi apud Justice-hall in Le Olde Baylie predicto vicesimo die Junii Anno regni dicti domini nostri Regis Jacobi Anglie Francie et Hibernie Sexto et Scotie quadragesimo-primo supradicto Coram Henrico Rowe milite Maiore Civitatis London, Thoma Fleminge milite Capitali Justiciario dicti domini Regis ad placita coram ipso Domino Rege tenenda assignato, Thoma Walmesley milite uno Justiciariorum de Banco, Stephano Soame milite, Roberto Leighe milite, Henrico Mountague milite Recordatore Civitatis London predicte, et aliis sociis suis Justiciariis dicti domini Regis ad Audiendum et Terminandum assignatis.

Thomas Garnett nuper de London clericus, alias dictus Thomas Rookwood nuper de London clericus, alias dictus Thomas Saier nuper de London clericus.—Over this entry appears the Memorandum 'Po se cul ca nul,' followed by the usual sentence for felons convicted of high treason. G. D. Reg.

[In English.]

20 June, 6 James I.—Middlesex to wit: Session of Oyer and Terminer held at The Castle in St. John Streete in the aforesaid County on the twentieth day of June in the year of the reign of our Lord James by God's grace King of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. the sixth and of Scotland the forty-first, Before Sir Robert Leigh knt., Mathew Dale, Edward Vaghan and Henry Spyller esquires Justices &c. And is further adjourned to the first hour p.m. of the same day at the Justice Hall in The Olde Baylie, And afterwards to wit at the Session of Oyer and Terminer at the Justice Hall in the Olde Baylie on the aforesaid twentieth day of June in the aforesaid year of the reign of our said Lord the King James of England France and Ireland the sixth and of Scotland the forty-first, Before Sir Henry Rowe knt. Mayor of the City of London, Sir Thomas Fleming knt. the Chief Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to hold pleas before the same Lord the King, Sir Thomas Walmesley knt. one of the Justices of the Bench, Sir Stephen Soame knt, Sir Robert Leigh knt., Sir Henry Mountague knt. Recorder of the aforesaid City of London, and his other associates Justices of the said lord the King appointed to Hear and Determine.

He puts himself guilty no chattels (&c. vide memorandum of plea, verdict, sentence &c. set forth at large on the transcript of Bill of Indictment under date 25 Oct., 5 James I.).

Thomas Garnett late of London clerk, otherwise styled Thomas Rookwood late of London clerk, otherwise styled Thomas Saier late of London clerk.

(16.) 18 March, 7 James I.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro domino Rege presentant quod Johannes Lockwood nuper de London clericus natus existens infra hoc regnum Anglie et post festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste anno regni domine Elizabethe nuper Regine Anglie primo factus ordinatus et professus fuit sacerdos per authoritatem derivatam et pretensam a sede Romana leges et statuta hujus regni Anglie minime ponderans et [? nec] penam in eisdem contentam aliqualiter verens decimo-octavo die Marcii anno regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gracia Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie fidei defensoris &c. septimo et Scotie quadragesimo-tercio apud parochiam Sancti Jacobi in Clerkenwell in predicto comitatu Middlesexie felonice proditorie et ut falsus proditor dicti domini Regis fuit et remansit contra formam statuti inde editi et provisi Et contra pacem dicti domini Regis nunc coronam et dignitatem suas &c.—At the bill's foot appears this memorandum, Et p'fat' Joha es Lockwood po se cul ca nul Ideo considerat' est p' Cur' qd Id'm Joha es ducatr p' Vic' Midd vsq' gaol' de Newgate et abinde directe usq' ad furcas de Tyborne trahatr et sup furcas ill' ib'm suspendatur et vivens ad terra' prosternatr membra sua amputantr (sic) quodq' interiola sua extra ventrem suu' capiantr Ipsoq' vivent' cumburentr (sic) et qd caput ejus amputetr Et qd corpus ejus in quatuor partes dividatr Et qd Caput et quarter' ill' ponantr ubi dnus Rex assignare voluit Et repr' p Cur' post Fudic. S. S. O. T. R., 21 and 22 March, 7 James I.

[In English.]

18 March, 7 James I.—Middlesex to wit: The Jurors for the lord the King present that John Lockwood late of London clerk being born within this kingdom of England and after the feast of St. John the Baptist in the first year of the reign of the Lady Elizabeth late Queen of England was made ordained and professed a priest by authority derived and pretended from the Roman See very little weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England and [? nor] in any degree dreading the penalty contained in the same on the eighteenth day of March in the year of the reign of our lord James by God's grace King of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. the seventh and of Scotland the forty-third was and remained at the parish of St. James in Clerkenwell in the aforesaid county of Middlesex feloniously traitorously and as a false traitor of the said lord the King against the form of the statute in that case published and provided and against the peace of the said lord now King his crown and dignity &c.—And the aforesaid John Lockwood puts himself guilty no chattels Therefore it was decreed by the Court that the same John be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the gaol of Newgate and thence straight be drawn even to the gallows of Tyborne and be there hung upon those gallows and whilst living be thrown upon the ground his members be cut off and that his entrails be taken out of his belly and he still living be burnt and that his head be cut off And that his body be divided into four parts And that those head and quarters be put where the Lord the King has been pleased to appoint And he is reprieved by the Court after judgment. S. S. O. T. R., 21 and 22 March, 7 James I.

(17.) 21 March, 7 James I.—Midd. ss: Sessio Audiendi et Terminandi tenta apud Le Castle in St. Johnstreete in Comitatu Middlsexie predicto vicesimo-primo die Martii anno regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gracia Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie fidei defensoris &c. septimo, et Scotie xliii° Coram Roberto Leigh milite, Edwardo Vaghan Henrico Spyller et Nicholas Kempe armigeris Justiciariis dicti domini Regis Audiendum et Terminandum Assignatis, Et adjornatur vlterius vsque vicesimum-secundum diem ejusdem Mensis Martii apud Justicehall in Le Olde Baylie ad horam octavam ante meridiem ejusdem diei, Ad quos diem, horam et locum scilicet dicto xxiido die Martii anno regni dicti domini Regis Jacobi Anglie Francie et Hibernie septimo, et Scotie xliii° Coram Thoma Cambell milite Maiore civitatis London, Georgio Episcopo London predicte, Thoma Flemminge milite Capitali Justiciario dicti domini Regis ad placita coram ipso tenenda assignato, Edward Fenner milite altero Justiciario dicti domini Regis ad placita coram ipso tenenda assignato, Edwardo Bromeley milite uno Barronum Saccarii dicti domini Regis, Willelmo Waade milite locum-tenente turris London predicte, Francisco Darcye milite, Stephano Soame milite, Johanne Garrard milite, Johanne Wattes milite, Roberto Leigh milite, Thoma Fowler milite, Roberto Wrothe milite, Ricardo Wheler, Jacobo Walrond, Nicholao Collyn et Henrico Spyller armigeris Justiciariis &c.

John Lockwood nuper de London clericus, pro alta prodicione.— Over this entry appears the memorandum (beginning with 'Po se cul'= He put himself Not Guilty on a jury, and by the Jurors was found Guilty) of the trial, verdict and sentence of the said John Lockwood for high treason; the memorandum closing with these important words, Et repr p' Cur' post judiciu'=And he was reprieved by the Court after judgment.

[Followed in the register by the record of Thomas Madockes gentleman, arraigned for coining false money. Vide, 10 March, 7 James I.]

Thomas Madockes nuper de London generosus pro prodicione.— Over this entry appears this memorandum, Cognovit Indictamentu' Ideo considerat' est p' Cur' qd Idem Thomas ducatr p' Vic' Midd' vsq' gaol' de Newgate et abinde directe vsq' ad furcas de Tyborne trahatur et sup furcas ill' ib'm suspendatr p' collu' quousque &c. Et repr p' Cur' post Judiciu'. G. D. Reg.

[In English.]

21 March, 7 James I.—Middlesex to wit: Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Castle in St. Johnstreete in the aforesaid County of Middlesex on the twenty-first day of March in the year of our Lord James by God's grace King of England France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. the seventh and of Scotland the 43rd. Before Sir Robert Leigh knt., Edward Vaghan, Henry Spyller and Nicholas Kempe esquires Justices of the said lord the King appointed to Hear and Determine, And is further adjourned to the twenty-second day of the same month of March at the Justice Hall in The Olde Baylie to the eighth hour a.m. of the same day, At which day, hour and place to wit on the said 22nd day of March in the year of the said lord the King James of England France and Ireland the seventh and of Scotland the 43rd, Before Sir Thomas Cambell knt. Mayor of the city of London, George the bishop of London aforesaid, Sir Thomas Flemminge knt. Chief Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to hold pleas before the same King, Sir Edward Fenner knt. another Justice of the said Lord the King appointed to hold pleas before him, Sir Edward Bromeley knt. one of the Barons of the Exchequer of the said Lord the King, Sir William Waade knt. Lieutenant of the Tower of London aforesaid, Sir Francis Darcye knt. Sir Stephan Soame knt., Sir John Garrard knt., Sir John Wattes knt., Sir Robert Leigh knt., Sir Thomas Fowler knt., Sir Robert Wrothe knt., Richard Wheler, James Walrond, Nicholas Collyn and Henry Spyller esquires, Justices &c.

He put himself guilty no chattels (&c. vide the Indictment with memorandum and the English rendering thereof, under date 18 March, 7 James I.

John Lockwood late of London clerk, for high treason.

He confessed the indictment Therefore it was decreed by the Court that the same Thomas be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the gaol of Newgate and thence straightway be drawn to the gallows of Tyburne and be hung by the neck on those gallows until &c. And he is reprieved by the Court after Judgment.

Thomas Madockes late of London gentleman, for treason.

(18.) 28 May, 10 James I.—William Scotte alias Craiforde alias Waintworthe for Treason, being a seminary prieste and retorninge and abidinge within this kingdome.— Consideratum est quod idem Willelmus Scotte ducatur per Vicecomitem Middlesexie usque gaolam de Newgate et abinde directe usque ad furcas de Tiburne trahatur et super furcas illas ibidem suspendatur et vivens ad terram prosternatur membra sua amputantur (sic) quodque interiola sua extra ventrem suum capiantur Ipsoque vivente comburentur (sic) et quod caput ejus amputetur Et quod corpus ejus in quatuor partes dividatur Et quod caput et quarteria illa ponantur ubi dominus Rex assignare voluit. G. D. Reg.

[In English.]

28 May, 10 James I.—William Scotte otherwise Craiforde otherwise Waintworth for Treason, being a seminary prieste and retorninge and abidinge within this kingdome.— It was decreed that the same William Scotte be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the gaol of Newgate and thence be drawn to the gallows of Tiburne and be hung there upon those gallows and while alive be thrown to the ground his members be cut off and that his entrails be taken out of his belly and he still living be burnt and that his head be cut off and that his body be divided into four parts and that those head and quarters be put where the Lord the King has been pleased to appoint. G. D. Reg.

At the close of these indictments and matters of record touching Catholic priests and certain of their aiders, place may be given to the indictment against a conscientious Catholic layman.

(19.) 30 August, 12 James I.—Midd. ss: Juratores pro domino Rege super sacramentum suum presentant quod Johannes Scrowbye nuper de London yoman tricesimo die Augusti anno regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gracia Regis Anglie Francie et Hibernie fidei defensoris &c. duodecimo et Scotie quadragesimo-octavo fuit etatis octodecim annorum et ultra apud Hickes Hall in St. Johnstreet situatam et existentem in parochia Sancti Sepulchri London in comitatu Middlesexie in plena Sessione pacis dicti domini Regis adtunc et ibidem tenta pro dicto comitatu Middsexie coram Willelmo Waad milite Thoma Fowler milite Roberto Johnson milite Ferdinando Heyborne milite Nicholao Collyn et Francisco Mitchell armigeris Justiciariis dicti domini Regis ad pacem in comitatu predicto conservandam Nec [non] ad diversa felonias transgressus et alia malefacta in eodem perpetrata audienda et terminanda assignatis Iidem Justiciarii adtunc et ibidem requisiverunt predictum Johannem Scrowbye capere et pronuntiare super sacrosancto Evangelio quoddam Juramentum contentum specificat' in Actu Parliamenti dicti domini Regis nunc tenti apud Westmonasterium anno regni sui tercio intitulato An Acte for the better discovering and repressinge of Popishe Recusantes Et quod idem Johannes Scrowbye obstinate adtunc et ibidem scilicet in dicta plena Sessione pacis penitus recusavit capere juramentum illud sic ut prefertur eidem Johanni Scrowbye per prefatos Justiciarios in dicta plena Sessione pacis oblatum In contemptum dicti domini Regis nunc legumque suarum Ac contra form am Statuti in hujusmodi casu editi et provisi Ac contra pacem dicti domini Regis nunc coronam et dignitatem suas.—At the foot of the bill appears this clerical memorandum, H'et judiciu' Foris faciend' o'es t'ras duran' vita sua et o'ia catalla sua imp'p'm et exta p'tecc'o'em d'ni Regis ponatr et reprisonetr sine M durant' voluntate dni Regis. G. D. R., . . ., 12 James I.

[In English.]

30 August, 12 James I.—Middlesex to wit: the Jurors for the Lord the King upon their oath present that John Scrowbye late of London yoman on the thirtieth day of August in the year of the reign of our Lord James by God's grace King of England France and Ireland defender of the faith, &c. the twelfth and of Scotland the forty-eighth was of the age of eighteen years and over at Hickes Hall situated and being in St. John's Street in the parish of St. Sepulchre London in the county of Middlesex in full Session of the Peace of the said Lord the King then and there held for the said county of Middlesex before Sir William Waad knt. Sir Thomas Fowler knt. Sir Robert Johnson knt. Sir Ferdinand Heyborne knt. Nicholas Collyn and Francis Mitchell esqs. Justices of the said lord the King appointed to preserve the peace in the aforesaid county and to hear and determine the divers felonies trespasses and other misdeeds perpetrated in the same county The same Justices then and there required the aforesaid John Scrowbye to take and pronounce upon the holy Gospel a certain oath contained [and] set forth in an Act of the Parliament of the said lord now King held at Westminster in the third year of his reign entitled 'An Acte for the better discoveringe and repressinge of Popishe Recusantes' and that the same John Scrowbye then and there to wit in the said full Session of Peace obstinately and entirely refused to take that oath thus offered as is afore said to the same John Scrowbye by the aforesaid Justices in the said full Session of the peace to the contempt of the said lord now King and of his laws And against the form of the statute published and provided in a case of this kind And against the peace of the said lord now King his Crown and dignity. He has judgment to forfeit all his lands during his life and all his chattels for ever and [that] he be put without the protection of the Lord the King and be reprisoned (=reprieved=taken back to prison) without mainpernors during the pleasure of the Lord the King.—G. D. R. . . ., 12 James I.

Note.—In the foregoing translations the editor has preserved the hitches of construction that are notable features of the original compositions.

Note.—The indictments of John Welden, William Hartley and Dorothy Whyte, assigned in the present volume to S. S. O. T. R., 4 Oct., 30 Eliz., are described in the previous volume as lying-in G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 30 Eliz. The variousness of these references is not an editorial slip. Held together by the same file, the three bills are shown by their endorsements to be the remnant of the S. S. O. T. R., that somehow became incorporated with the fragmentary G. S. P. R., in which the indictments must be sought by those who would inspect them.