1 January, 20 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Morse, late of the said parish
clerk, born within the kingdom of England, and after the Feast of St.
John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before the said 1 January, 20 Charles I.,
made and ordained "Sacerdos anglice a Seminary Preist" by authority
derived and pretended from the See of Rome, was and remained
traitorously and as a false traitor of the Lord the King &c. At the head
of this bill was put a clerical minute, which is at the present time so
defaced, that nothing of it is legible but "Po . . . cul xxi die
Aprilis anno . . . . regni Regis sine judicio . . . . Judicium qd. trahetr. (followed by indications of six or seven words no
longer legible by reason of defacement). G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 20
30 March, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Southmyms co.
Midd. on the said day, Mark Istleberrye late of the said parish
. . . ., intending and designing to bring the Parliament into hatred
and contempt, uttered these scandalous words, in the presence and
hearing of very many of the King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "That
the Parliament doe maintaine none but a company of Rogues
. . . ." At the Session, when this indictment was found, Mark
Istleberry was remanded to the next Session; and afterwards, at the
Gaol Delivery held on 8 April, 22 Charles I., he was found 'Not
Guilty,' but was re-prisoned till he should produce good sureties for his
good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.
4 April, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne
co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Giles wife of Edward Giles late of the
said parish lawyer, conspiring and designing to compass the said
King's death, spoke these scandalous words in the presence and hearing
of divers of the same King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "I will kill the
King of England." Parchment much frayed, and so defaced at the
most important part of the indictment, that the treasonable words
are barely legible. G. D. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.
27 May, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's-in-Holborne
co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Richard Home, John Jervis,
Daniel Leake, all three late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Francis Torrado gentleman in
Graies Inn, and stole and carried off therefrom three watches with
cristal covers garnished with gold worth forty-four pounds, three
watches with gilt covers worth thirty pounds, a watch with two covers
worth eighteen pounds, another watch called a silver watch worth ten
pounds, seven small dyamonds worth twenty shillings, three chaynes of
pearles worth forty pounds, sixteen rings worth ten pounds, a silver
spoone worth ten shillings, a silver whistle worth five shillings, another
silver watch worth ten pounds, another silver watch garnished with
cristal with a case not polished worth six pounds, two loadstones worth
twenty shillings, two ounces of gold lace worth five shillings, two brasse
sun-dyalls worth twenty shillings, an ivory dyall worth ten shillings,
another silver 'chronologium' worth forty shillings, a brasse plate of a
dyall with a silver circle worth ten shillings, a brasse watch worth three
pounds, a round flatt dyall worth ten pounds, sixty other watches with
covers of silver worth two hundred and twenty pounds, four watches with
brasse covers worth ten pounds, and fifty-nine pounds in numbered
moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Francis Torrado.
Found 'Guilty,' Richard Horne was sentenced to be hung. John
Jervis and Daniel Leake were at large. G. D. R., 10 Dec., 21
12 August, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian
Pagitt esq. J.P., of Peter Hudson of St. Margaret's London upholster
and John Ashton of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in
the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Auchwitz
of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields at the next Gaol Delivery for the county of
Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. She "being charged to be
accessary both before and after to the fact of those who did breake
open the shop of Francis Torrado in Greys Inne, and from thence did
take and carry away watches and jewells to the value of 350 li, and in
money 58 li." G. D. R., 20 Aug., 21 Charles I.
10 September, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. James's
Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Davis wife of Howell
Davis late of the said parish, in the presence and hearing of divers of
the said King's lieges and subjects, spoke these scandalous words
against the Parliament, to wit, "That the Parliament did counterfeit
the King's hand and seal." When this bill was found Mary Davis was
'at large'; but afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery held on 10 Dec., 21
Charles I., she 'put herself'; and at a yet later Gaol Delivery, held on
16 Jan., 21 Charles I., she was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 2 Oct.,
21 Charles I.
27 September, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir
John Wollaston knt. J.P., of Richard Cooper of St. Martin's-in theFields co. Midd. bricklayer in the sum of forty pounds, and of
Richard Cooper yeoman, Anthony Manwood paynter-steyner, Hugh
Wilson chaundler, all three of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and John
Stockwell of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. vitler, in the sum
of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Richard Cooper
bricklayer at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer for "receivinge of silver
and guilt watches and other thinges from John Jervis and others, being
the goodes of Francis Torrado the watchmaker." G. D. R., 2 Oct.,
21 Charles I.
23 October, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Josias
Berners esq. J.P., of Howell Davies yeoman and John Minsterley
carpenter both of St. James's Clarkenwell, and John King of Pyecorner St. Sepulchre's London "laromer," in the sum of one hundred
pounds each; For the appearance of Mary Davies, wife of the said
Howell Davies, at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer &c.
"for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament." G. D. R.,
10 Dec, 21 Charles I.
1 November, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Margaret Gardner late of the said
parish spinster, with the design and purpose of bringing the parliament
into hatred and contempt, in the presence and hearing of very many of
the King's lieges and subjects spoke these scandalous words, to wit,
"That the Parliament are Roundheaded Rogues and Puritans." When
this indictment was found, Margaret Gardner was "at large"; but
afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery held on 8 April, 22 Charles I., she
put herself on a jury of the country and was found 'Guilty,' whereupon
she was fined six shillings and eight pence. G. D. R., . . . .,
21 Charles I.
. . . December, 21 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Uxbridge, co.
Midd. on some day (no longer discoverable from the defaced writ) of
the said December, Humphrey Dunchie stole and carried off "unum
gallum numidicum anglice one Turkie Cocke" worth one shilling, of
the goods and chattels of . . . . Putting himself on trial, Humphrey Dunchie was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury, who did not retract.
G. D. R., 16 Jan., 21 Charles I.