12 January, 4 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. at Hickes Hall,
on the Treasurer for the relief of maimed soldiers within the hundreds of Ossulston, Edmonton and Goare, for a yearly pension during
life of forty shillings to be paid quarterly, to John Walmer of St.
Katherine's co. Midd., a mariner impressed to serve His Majesty in
the late wars at the island of Rhee, who whilst serving in those wars
as quarter-master on board H.M.S. Esperance, "and endeavoring to
launch the said shippe from the ground was accidentally stricken by a
halser of the said shipp in his eyes, whereby he lost the sight of both
his eyes." S. P. Reg.
1 March, 4 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one month beginning on the said 1st March, against Jane
Brookes widow, Sir Robert Brookes knt., Elizabeth Brooke spinster,
William Scipp yoman, Elizabeth Cooke widow, William Jennison
gentleman, James Coldridge gentleman, his wife Mary Coldridge,
Henry Wilkinson yoman, Judith Wilkinson spinster, John Yateman
yoman, his wife Margaret Yateman, Benjamin Gill gentleman, his wife
Anne Gill, John Franckleine yoman, his wife Jane Franckleine,
Thomas Knight yoman, his wife Ellen Knight, Lucy Sharratt widow,
William Gibbes M.D., John Freake yoman, his wife Katherine Freake,
William Bucken yoman, William Bestwicke yoman, his wife Anne Bestwicke, Drugo Lovett goldsmith, his wife Elizabeth Lovett, Thomas Tailor
yoman, Mary wife of Dennis Britten gentleman, Jane Woodfall wife
of . . . ., Susan wife of Edwin Saul gentleman, Anne Darby widow,
John Blague yoman, his wife Margaret Blague, John Prynce gentleman,
Thomas Fludd gentleman, his wife Katherine Fludd, William Mathewes
gentleman, his wife Susan Mathewes, Clemence Downes widow,
Isabel wife of George Moody yoman, Fardinando Emerson cutler, his
wife Joan Emerson, Anne wife of Richard Davison, Richard Ruckwood yoman, his wife Jane Ruckwood, Henry Pincke yoman, his wife
Mary Pincke, Joan wife of Richard Gresham carpenter, John . . . .
yoman, his wife Anne . . . ., William Davies cutler, his wife
Jane Davies, Francis Richardson chandler, his wife Jane Richardson,
all fifty-five late of St. Andrew's, Holborn; John Waldron gentleman,
his wife Margaret Waldron, John Bartlett gentleman, Thomas Gregory
yoman, John Clay gentleman, Andrew White chaundler, Peter Wynder
yoman, William Cliffe . . . ., John . . . . victualer, and his
wife Anne . . . ., all ten late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Anne
Linsey widow, Elizabeth Fromandes widow, Dorothy Clethro . . . .,
Joan Maulton widow, Richard Munsdell tailor, . . . . Penvoise
widow, Edward Boulton esq., his wife Anne Boulton, John Coote
laborer, his wife Margaret Coote, Dockea wife of Arnold Warren,
gentleman, Joseph Quinton yoman, Elizabeth Mallory spinster, David
East pewterer, his wife Cecilia East, George White yoman, his wife
Christian White, Thomas Prynce . . . ., his wife Agnes Prynce,
all nineteen late of St. James's Clerkenwell; James Child yoman, his
wife Elionore Child, Florence Day widow, . . . . Hastinges
widow, Thomas Foster esq., Thomas Darby tailor, his wife . . . .
Darby, Thomas Penington yoman, his wife . . . . Penington,
John Hawkins M.D., his wife . . . . Hawkins, Richard Parr
tailor, his wife . . . . Parr, Thomas Stonehurst yoman, his
wife . . . . Stonehurst, Cuthbert Stonehurst yoman, and his
wife . . . . Stonehurst, all seventeen late of St. Sepulchre's
London co. Midd.; Christofer Gibbons yoman, . . . . Jefferry
widow, both of St. Katherins; Edward Clay of Hoxton bricklaier;
Edward Bannister esq., Sara Simpson spinster, John Simpson yoman,
and Jane Simpson spinster, all four of St. Leonard's Bromley; . . . .
Saunders gentleman, and his wife . . . . Saunders, both late of
Chiswicke; Hubert Hacon esq., and his wife Katherine Hacon both
of Kensington; Thomas Arrundell gentleman and Edward Jones
yoman, both of Fulham; William Hudsford gentleman, his wife Mary
Hudsford, Alicia Ringsted widow, Anne Hindes widow, Elizabeth
Phillippes widow, John Offield gentleman, his wife Juliana Offield,
Sibel Mynate widow, Katherine Mynate spinster, and Dorothy Mynate
spinster, all ten late of Chauncery Lane; Jane wife of Thomas Cole
yoman, and Mary wife of Richard Hutchin yoman, both of Heston
co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . . April, 5 Charles I.—Also, similar
True Bill against almost all the aforenamed persons, and a few other
individuals of no social moment, for not going to church &c. during
the month beginning 1 September, 5 Charles I. G. S. P., 1 Oct.,
5 Charles I.
8 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Cowcrosse co. Midd. on
the said day, Katherine Francis, late the wife of Robert Francis alias
Katherine Francis late of the said parish spinster, assaulted the said
Robert then her husband, and then and there murdered him by stabbing him with a pair of scissors in the neck, so that he then and there
died instantly. G. D. R., . . . . April, 5 Charles I.
12 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hownsloe co. Midd. on
the said day, John Williams late of the said parish laborer, stole and
carried away "tres pecias sindonis anglice lawne" worth twenty
shillings, "unam peciam carbasi anglice cambricke" worth ten shillings,
"quinque parcellas pilini anglice five remnants of fustian" worth five
shillings, "tres pecias levidense anglice sackeclothe" worth four shillings, "tres pecias panni linei anglice vocati Scotche Cloath" worth
five shillings, with other goods and chattels set forth in the indictment,
of the goods and chattels of Edward Feild. G. D. R., . . . .
April, 5 Charles I.
16 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Giles's-in-the-Fields on
the said day, Thomazina Warberton alias Gregory late of the said
parish spinster brought forth a living bastard male infant, and afterwards on the same day murdered it by throwing it into a ditch full of
water, so that it was drowned, and then and there died instantly.
Like so many other of the indictments of this period, this bill exhibits
no clerical minute but 'Po se"=she put herself ' Not Guilty,' nothing
being said of later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., . . . .,
5 Charles I.
26 April, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Chelsey co. Midd. on
the said day, Katherine Adams late of the said parish spinster brought
forth a male bastard infant, and afterwards on the same day assaulted
the same infant and threw it into a ditch full of water, so that it was
drowned and suffocated, and then and there died instantly. On her
arraignment for the murder of her infant, Katherine Adams put herself
'Not Guilty' and was remanded till next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R.,
. . . . May, 5 Charles I.
9 May, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Mile-end co. Midd. on the
said day, Arthur Hixe of Mile-end aforesaid laborer stole and carried
off "quatuor collaria rugata anglice vocata fower ruffe-bands" worth
thirty shillings, and two handkerchers worth eighteen pence, of the
goods and chattels of Sir Jarvase Clifton knt. and bart.—A clerical
minute on the bill shows that Arthur Hixe put himself 'Not Guilty,'
but tells nothing more of the case. G. D. R., . . . . May, 5 Charles I.
23 June, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Harmondsworth co.
Midd. on the said day, Thomas Bodmyn and William Bodmyn, both
late of the said parish yomen, stole a gray gelding worth four pounds,
of the goods and chattels of Letticia Lady Padget. Thomas Bodmyn
was at large; William Bodmyn put himself ' Not Guilty.' G. D. R.,
2 Sept., 5 Charles I.
11 July, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, in the highway of St.
Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Shakerley Marmion
late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Edward Moore, when the
latter was in God's and the King's peace, and with a sword gave him
on the left part of his head a serious wound, of which he has languished from the said 11th July to the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, 1 September then next following. Shakerley Marmion was at large. G. D. R., 2 Sept, 5 Charles I.
8 August, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Isleworth co. Midd.
in the night of the said day, William Tayler alias Bridges and Simon
Baker, both late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into
the dwelling-house of Sir Cuthbert Hackett knt, and stole therefrom
one silver beere-bowle worth fifty shillings, "unum pultarium argenteum anglice one silver porringer" worth forty shillings, and divers
other articles of plate and household furniture, of the goods and
chattels of the said Sir Cuthbert Hackett knt. William Tayler was
found 'Not Guilty'; Simon Baker was at large. G. D. R., . . . .,
5 Charles I.
1 October, 5 Charles I.—At the close of the record of the proceedings at G. S. P., held at Westminster, appears the copy of
the following letter under the King's sign-manual, addressed to the
Judges of Assize for the county of Buckingham,—"Itt is our pleasure,
That, whereas the Lady Elizabeth Dormer standeth indicted att the
Assizes of the County of Buckingham for Recusancy, that you doe not
proceed therein untill our pleasure be further knowne concerning the
same, whereof the Clarke of the peace and all other whom itt may
concerne are also to take knowledge. Given under our hand att our
Mannor of Greenwich the xixth day of June 1629." S. P. Reg.
1 October, 5 Charles I.—Order, made at G. S. P. at Westminster,
in accordance with a petition preferred to the Court by the inhabitants
of the parish of Hillingdon co Midd., representing that they are for
the most part "but farmers at rack rentes and poore men," and incompetent to find the 400£, still needful for the repair of their church and
steeple, on whose restoration they have already spent 400£ of their
own money, and praying the Justices of the Peace for the said county
"to recommend theire suite to the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper
of the Greate Seale that he would bee pleased to graunt unto them his
Majesties letters patentes to collect the benevolence of well disposed
people towards the furtherance and finishing of soe good a work";
the said order being made on the certificate of Sir Edward Spencer
knt. and four other Justices for Middlesex, that the petitioners merit the
consideration of the Court. S. P. Reg.
8 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Isleworth co. Midd.
on the said day, William Atkinson, Grace Issard spinster, and Jane
Allen spinster, all three of the said parish, assembled riotously and
making riot assaulted Nathaniel Byfeild clerk, beating wounding and
maltreating him. William Atkinson confessed the indictment; but
Grace Issard and Jane Allen put themselves 'Not Guilty ' on a jury.
G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
10 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Ratcliffe co. Midd.
on the said day, Thomas Angell late of the said parish sayler stole and
carried off "ducenta pondera pinne ceri anglice Whale-fins" worth
four pounds, of the goods and chattels "Mercatorum Anglie pro
patefactione novi commercii anglice for the discovery of the new
trade." Thomas Angell put himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury. G. D. R.,
4 Dec., 5 Charles I.
19 October, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Rowland Bevyn late of the said
parish yoman assaulted William Hurst and murdered him by stabbing
in the belly with a dagger called 'a stiletto,' so that he then and there
died instantly. Rowland Bevyn put himseif ' Not Guilty ' on a jury.
G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
27 October, 5 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir
Henry Spyller knt. J.P., of Henry Browne and Edward Atwicke, both
of Sheperton co. Midd. fishermen, in the sum of twenty pounds each,
and of John Perryn of Maydenhead co. Berks. waterman, in the sum
of forty pounds; For the said John Perryn's appearance at the next Gaol
Delivery for Middlesex to answer &c., he being "charged so much to
have overloaden his wherrey with ware and passengers, as that he
either wilfully or negligently drowned out of his said wherrey in the
Thames betweene Chertsey Bridge and Sheperton nine severall persons on the xxijth day of October last." G. D. R., 4 Dec, 5 Charles I.
13 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Baker, Francis Byde alias
Francis West alias Fremasons Hessey, and William Young alias
William Wallis alias William Nayler, all three late of the said parish
laborers, stole and carried off a cushion-cloth wrought with gold silke
and carnacion silke worth fifty pounds, seaven pillowbeares wrought
with gold silke and carnacion silke worth four pounds, "duas vestes
cunabil' carbaseas anglice two lawne cradleclothes" worth twenty shillings, "unam vestem infantilem carbaseam anglice a lawne face-cloth"
worth twenty shillings, "duas mappas dalmaticas anglice two damaske
table clothes" worth five pounds, and divers other things set forth in
the indictment, of the goods and chattels of Sir Nicholas Hide knt.,
Chief Justice for pleas to be held before the King. G. D. R., 4 Dec.,
5 Charles I.
16 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Sepulchre's co.
Midd. on the said day, Anne James alias Golder spinster and William
Wooden cook, both late of the said parish, broke into the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Francis Lord Dunsmore, and stole therefrom
"tres virgatas aurei fili anglice three yards of gold fringe" worth three
pounds, "triginta virgatas auree tenie anglice thirty yards of gold plate
lace" worth four pounds, "duodecim virgatas aurei et argentei fili anglice
twelve yardes of gold and silver seaminge . . . . plate lace" worth
three pounds, one capp wrought with gold worth twenty shillings, "duas
virgatas syndonis anglice two yardes of cobweb lawne" worth ten
shillings, and divers other things set forth in the bill, of the goods
and chattels of the aforesaid Most Noble Francis Lord Dunsmore.
Both culprits put themselves 'Not Guilty' on a jury. G. D. R., 4 Dec.,
5 Charles I.
20 November, 5 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, John Gravenner alias Grosvennor
late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Richard Davies and with a
sword gave him on the fore part of his head a wound, of which he died
on the 8th of December next following. Found 'Guilty' of manslaughter, John Gravenner pleaded his clergy effectually and was
branded. G. D. R., . . . . ., 5 Charles I.