3 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Hare late of the
said parish saylor, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of John
Williams and stole therefrom "sexaginta pondera casei anglice Suffolke
cheese" worth fifteen shillings, "unum statum sinapis anglice a pecke
of mustard seed" worth three shillings, a quarter of a pound of thread
worth six pence, and a quarter of a pound of pepper worth four pence,
of the goods and chattels of the said John Williams. G. D. R.,
. . . ., Feb., 6 Charles I.
4 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Chauncery lane on
the said day, Henry Waller and William Itchell, both late of Chauncerylane co. Midd. labourers, assaulted Sir Edward Duncombe knt., and
stole from him secretly and without his observation one silver seale
worth three shillings, one purse worth twelve pence, a key worth a
penny, and twenty-four pounds in numbered moneys. William Itchell
was found 'Not Guilty.' Found 'Guilty,' Henry Waller was sentenced
to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 7 Charles I.
27 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Mary-le-Savoy
in the Strand on the said day, William Mendlove late of the said parish
yoman fabricated and caused to be written these spurious and counterfeit letters, running as follows in the name of the Most Noble Henry
Viscount Faulkeland,—" Knowe all men by these presentes, That I the
Right Honble. Henrie Earle (sic) of Faulkeland one of his Majesties
Privie Counsel have lycensed and authorized and as much as in me is,
doe by these presentes lycense and authorize John Bill butcher for
provision of my house and otherwise to kill dresse and selle all such
necessarie provision of flesh in some convenient place neere West
Smithfeild barres in the county of Middlesex, as by the lawes and
orders of this Realme is appointed and allowed to bee killed dressed
and sould during this present Lent unto such person or persons as
shalbee lawfully lycensed to buy and eate the same, and to none other
or otherwise. And I doe hereby will and require all his Majesties
Officers Ministers and lovinge Subjectes to permit and suffer the said
John Bill and his servants not only (during the tyme of Lent afore
said) peaceably to buy and provide such flesh as aforesaid for such
provision as aforesaid, but also to drive, kill, dresse and sell the
same without any your hindrances or molestacions, hee the said John
Bill carryinge and behavinge himself therein. Given under my hand
and seale this xxviith day of February anno Domini 1630." Found
'Guilty,' John Bill was sentenced to stand upon the pillory, with a paper
on his head showing his offence, and to put in sureties for his good
behaviour, before being delivered. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
28 February, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's
Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Joan Garrell late of the said
parish spinster assaulted Jasper Shute, and silently secretly and without
his observation picked "unum horologium anglice a watch" worth
thirty shillings from his pocket. Joan Garrell was found 'Not Guilty.'
G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
1 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during one month beginning on the said day, against fifty-nine persons,
inhabitants of St. Andrew's Holborne, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, St.
James's Clerkenwell, St. Katherin's, St. Sepulchre's, Kensington, Turmilstreete, or Endfield co. Midd.; including James Coldridge gentleman,
his wife Mary Coldridge, Benjamin Gill gentleman, William Gibbes
gentleman, Susan Saul wife of Edwin Saul gentleman, all five late of
St. Andrew's Holborne; Sir William Sturton, knt, William Kempe
esq., Sir John Gage knt., Barud Deakens gentleman, all four late of
. . . .; Lady Browne, Hubert Hacon esq., and Sir Edward Parham knt., all three late of Kensington, and Roger Wood of Endfeild
co. Midd. gentleman.—This bill is so defaced that several of the names
put upon it are no longer legible. Those of the legible names of
persons, not transcribed into this note, pertain to persons of no gentle
degree, who are noticed in abstracts of previous bills as having been
indicted for recusancy. S. P. R., . . . . April, 7 Charles I.
8 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne
on the said day, Ellenor wife of Christofer Chambers late of the said
parish yoman stole and carried off a silver bowl worth fifty-three
shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir William Jones knt., one
of the King's Justices for Pleas to be held before him. G. D. R.,
28 April, 7 Charles I.
8 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Raunce late of the said
parish gentleman and Francis Varnall late of the same parish yoman
stole and carried off a bay mare worth twenty-four pounds, of the goods
and chattels of Sir William Bronker knt.—Henry Raunce was found
'Not Guilty'; Francis Varnall was at large. G. D. R., 30 March,
7 Charles I.
10 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, Alice Laughton alias Lanckton late of the
said parish spinster, stole and carried off four pounds and three
shillings in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys
of Sir John Ashbornham knt. Found 'Guilty,' Alice was reprieved
without judgment. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
12 March, 6 Charles I.—Bill that, at Hammersmith co. Midd,
on the said day, Bridget Fisher late of the said parish spinster, stole
and carried off a necklace of pearles worth ten shillings, of the goods
and chattels of the Most Noble Robert Lord Brookes. Bill endorsed
'Ignoramus.' Probably the pearls were appraised at much less than
their real value, so that, in case she were found ' Guilty,' Bridget might
be discharged after being branded. G. D. R., 30 March, 7 Charles I.
14 March, 6 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co.
Midd. on the said day, Collabia Bartlett late of the said parish spinster
stole a cloth cloake lined with plushe worth ten pounds, of the goods
and chattels of Sir John Chudleigh knt. At Gaol Delivery held 16 April,
7 Charles I., Collabia Bartlett was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R.,
30 March, 7 Charles I.
9 July, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Ruislipp co. Midd. on
the said day, Richard Garladye of the said parish yoman made or
caused to be made a certain spurious passeport, under the counterfeited
hands and seals of Sirs Thomas Holte, Clement Throckmorton and
Thomas Lucie knts. and Justices of the Peace for the county of Warwick,—Certifying that the bearer of the spurious and fabricated document was an honest tradesman of the parish of Bedworth named Richard
Overton, who had been utterly ruined by a fire that had destroyed all
his goods, and was journeying to Buckland co. Kent to seek comfort
and aid from his brother and other kindred there, and desiring all
readers of the fabricated letters to have pity upon and in reasonable ways
befriend the victim of grievous misfortune; the indictment further stating
that on divers occasions, by exhibiting the said fraudulent writing, Richard
Garladye had gathered money to himself from the King's lieges. Found
'Guilty,' Richard Garladye was fined five pounds, and required to put
in sureties for his good conduct. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
10 July, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, Elizabeth Acre widow and Elizabeth Acre
spinster stole and carried off one gold ringe set with a dyamond worth
ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Charles Libert clerk; and
that afterwards, to wit on the nth of the same month, William
Anthony of the aforesaid parish goldsmith received harboured and
comforted the same Elizabeth and Elizabeth. All three culprits were
at large. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
15 August, 7 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of
death, taken at Tottenham co. Midd. on view of the body of John
Haley there lying dead and killed; With verdict that, at Tottenham
aforesaid on the 14th instant Sibil Brunt, wife of Thomas Brunt of the
said parish yoman, over the fence of a certain orchard discharged a
gun loaded with powder and haileshott at a jay-bird, and in doing so
shot unintentionally and by mischance and against her will the said
John Haley in the belly, so that he then and there died instantly.
On her arraignment on this finding of the coroner's jury, Sibil Brunt
confessed the indictment. G. D. R., 31 Aug., 7 Charles I.
30 August, 7 Charles I.—Order, made at S. P. Hickes Hall,
that John Okes of Grayes Inne Lane vintner amend certain windows
broken by him, and in consideration of his froward and contemptuous
speech and conduct in open court and other misdemeanours be committed to and detained in Newgate, until he find sufficient sureties for
his appearance at the next Session of the Peace and for his good behaviour in the mean time; the order being made mainly on information
laid before the Court, that the said Okes (otherwise spelt Okeley) "had
maliciously at sundry tymes caused the windowes of Mr. Hooker's
chamber in Grey's Inne to bee broken in the night tyme, and that
hee doth frequently entertaine and permitt divers disordered persons
to remaine and continue tipling in his house at unseasonable hours of
the night." S. P. Reg.
5 September, 7 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of
death, taken at St. Maries-le-Savoy at the Strand co. Midd., on view
of the body of John Bane there lying dead; With verdict that on the
3rd inst. at the said parish, Alexander Lindsey and Henry Lindsey,
both of the said parish gentlemen, assaulted the said John Bane,
and that Alexander Lindsey then and there killed and slew the said
John Bane by giving him with a sword in his breast a mortal wound,
of which he then and there died instantly. Found 'Guilty,' both
Alexander Lindsey and Henry Lindsey pleaded their clergy effectually;
the branding being in each case deferred. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 7 Charles I.
6 October, 7 Charles I.—Order (made at G. S. P. held at Westminster, for the better relief of persons visited with the plague or
inhabiting houses so visited at Highgate), That William Gualter
gentleman, one of the high constables of the hundred of Ossulston co.
Midd. "shall from henceforth twice every weeke at the least in his
owne person repaire to Highgate aswell to see whether the persons
infected bee shutt up and sequestred from goeing abroad, as allso to
oversee whether the constables, headboroughs, watchmen and other
officers aforesaid doe execute and performe their duties" towards
visited persons. S. P. Reg.
25 October, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields on the said day, Edward Barton late of the said parish laborer
stole and carried off four yards of gold lace worth twenty shillings, fifty
ounces of gold and silver fringe worth five pounds, and ten damaske
curtaines worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Lord
Charles now King. Confessing the indictment, Edward Barton pleaded
his clergy effectually, and was branded. G. D. R., 7 Dec, 7 Charles I.
1 November, 7 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c.
during three months beginning on the said day, against Marmaduke
Francke late of Middleton Tyas co. York esq., Thomas Worsley late
of Hovington co. York esq., Leonard Allen late of Forcett co. York
gentleman, Peter Johnson alias Thorne late of Thorpehall co. York
gentleman, Ralph Babthorpe and Thomas Babthorpe, both late of
Osgorby alias Osgodby co. York gentlemen,—each of the aforesaid
persons being also described in the indictment as late of St. Andrew's
Holborne co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . ., 7 Charles I.
20 November, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Clarke late of the said
parish stole and carried away "unum galerum castoreum anglice a
beaver hat" worth twenty shillings, together with divers other things
of personal apparel set forth in the indictment, of the goods and
chattels of Sir Giles Mumpesson knt.—Thomas Clarke was at large.
G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 7 Charles I.