4 January, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence
Whitaker esq. J.P., of Lucy Betts of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd.
spinster, in the sum of forty pounds, and of John Hockin cabinetmaker and James Sadler sea-faring-man, both of the aforesaid parish,
in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said
Lucy Betts at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer
&c. "for reviling and abusing the constable of the parish of St. Gilesin-the-Fields, and for telling him in a scornfull manner that shee,
having formerly bin a popish recusant, did now go to church to please
knaves." S. P. R., 24 Jan., 22 Charles I.
7 January, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John
Trenchard esq. J.P., of Francis Tindall of Brotherton co. York
gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of William Ramsden of Longley . . . . and William Hammond of Scarlingwell co. York
gentlemen, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the said Francis
Tindall's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex,
to answer &c. "for harboring a Preist." S. P. West. R. 14 Jan.,
22 Charles I.
1 March, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Solomon
Smith esq. J.P., of John Voysey of Dartmouth co. Devon merchant
and James Rescemer of Covent garden gentleman, and Arthur Creswell of St. Dunstan's West London barber, and John Ley of Trinity
Minorites co. Midd. taylor, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the
said John Voysey's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for
Middlesex, "There to answer for speakinge certeine scandalous and
disgracefull wordes . . . . this present Parliament, in his drinke, vizt.
That some of the Parliament men had the pox and were whoremasters, and some of them were rogues and rebells." S. P. R, . . . .,
22 Charles I.
19 March, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Swalowe esq. J.P., of Thomas Bickerdike of Wapping co. Midd.
. . . ., in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of . . . . of
Alhollowes Barkan (sic) London habberdasher and Thomas Hill of the
same parish ship-chaundler, in the sum of one hundred pounds each;
For the said Thomas Bickerdike's appearance at the next Session of
Peace for Middlesex, "to answere for sending a barrell of powder of a
hundred weight into the shop of one Lewis Coxe a smith dwelling in
Wappinge without givinge notice unto him or any of his servants what
it was, which powder taking fier not only blew up the said shopp but
much shattered and spoiled the howse of the said Coxe, and the howse
of Thomas Awsten, and of many others of the neighbours whereby
the porter that brought the sayd powder, and a servant of the said
Lewis Coxe were killed &c." S. P. R., . . . ., 22 Charles I.
23 March, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John
Wollaston esq. knt. J.P., of William Wilkinson of St. Peter's Cornehill London, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas Childe of
the same parish boxe-maker and William Ireland of St. Mary's-leBowe London boxemaker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the
said William Wilkinson's appearance at the next Session of the Peace
for Middlesex, to answer "for being a rioter in Morefeilds when Mr.
Hubbert's howse was pulled downe."—Also, similar sets of recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace,
for the appearance of William Wade of St. Mary's Woolnoth London,
and Richard Lake of St. Giles's Cripplegate, both laborers, and John
Crane of St. Benet's Finke London joyner, at the same next Session of
the Peace, to answer for rioting "in Morefields when Mr. Hubbert's
house was pulled downe." S. P. R., . . . ., 22 Charles I.
24 March, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Hubbert esq. J.P., of Thomas Sampson of Spittlefeilds turner in the
sum of forty pounds, and of John Sampson of Eastsmithfield turner
and Richard Sampson of Wapping turner, in the sum of twenty pounds
each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Sampson at the next
Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer for speaking these
slanderous words against the State, vizt. that the letters that were taken in
the King's Cabinet were not of the Kinges owne hand-writinge, but that
the State did counterfeit his hand." S. P. R., . . . ., 22 Charles I.
28 July, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Josias
Berners esq. J.P., of John Chetrost alias Chatred weaver, in the sum
of thirty pounds, and Richard Willoughby cordwayner and Thomas
Lowden painter-stayner, in the sum of ten pounds each, all three
being of St. Katherine's Tower co. Midd,; For the appearance at the
next Session of the Peace for co. Midd. of the said John Chetrost
and his wife Christiana Chetrost, "they standing accused before me,
by Thomas Smithe of Oldstreete co. Midd. milkeman, to be common
spirrittes, inticeing away his servant, Katherine Penn, the said Christiana
promising her to helpe her to a service, where she should have six
pounds sterling per annum, but hee and his wife conveyed her into a
shipp, to sell her to a merchant, to be transported beyond Sea, as the
said Katherine affirmeth. I am credibly informed that they subsist by
this lewd course, and have beene often questioned for the like." S. P. R.,
31 Aug., 23 Charles I.
31 July, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Edward
Carter esq. J.P. for Westminster, of James Carr of St. Martin's-in-theFields esq., and Symon Davis of St. Paul's Covent Garden apothecary,
in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas
Trayle of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields at the next Session of the Peace
for Westminster to answer &c. "for being a Papist which he confessed."
S. P. West. R., 30 Sept., 23 Charles I.
5 August, 23 Charles I.—The Information of Peter Stubbes of
the parishe of St. Michaell Bassieshawe London, taken upon oath
before Sir John Wollaston knt. J.P. within the city of London.—This
informante sayeth that on Monday last past was a seavenighte hee
this Informante being at Westminster when the tumult was; hee
heard Thomas Ellis then being there one of the tumult did say that
hee with the rest there tumultuously gathered togeather would force
the Parliament by shutting them upp untill they should graunte what
they peticioned for or wordes to that effect and soe continued instigating
others by the space of twoe howers to disturb the Howses of Lordes
and Commons. Signed, Peter Stubbes. S. P. West. R., 30 Sept.,
23 Charles I.
6 September, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Hubbert esq. J.P., of Humphrey Hill of Whitechappell nailer, in the
sum of forty pounds, and of John Monke needlemaker and Laurence
Baker silke-throwster, both of Whitechappell, in the sum of twenty
pounds each; For the appearance of the said Humphrey Hill at the
next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer for being accused
to be a Spirritt and for seducing and taking up one John Prescott and
conveighing him against his will and knowledge upon shipp-board,
where he was detained by vertue of a note he sent by him on purpose
to bin" (sic) "sent beyond sea." S. P. R., 1 Oct., 23 Charles I.
30 September, 23 Charles I.—The Humble Peticion of the four
Scavengers and Raker of the High Street from Charing Cross to the
Savoy, to the Justices of the Peace for Westminster, assembled in
Quarter Sessions:—Shewing "That whereas it pleased this Right
Worshipfull Bench (in regard of great aboundance of Hackney
Coaches plyeing against the Exchainge from Covent Garden which
tended to the great lett of clensing the streetes and fowling thereof in
that place) to order, that there should be noe more then 6 coaches at
a tyme standing there, and if any more should bee they to bee bound
over to the Sessions, which they slight, beeing only 10 groates, and abuse
your Worshipps' Commandes, makeing a multitude of 20 or 30 coaches
at a tyme, whereby the soyle much encreaseth and the scavenger
greatly hindred not being able to clense that place for them, and
besides hee is not able to performe the place at the rate hee hath
taken it by reason of the much soyle there made,"—and Praying their
said Worships "to give warrant or order directed to the Constable or
Constables that every one shall pay in present payment to the use of
the poore" some certain fine, who "exceede the number of six in that
plase." S. P. West. R., 30 Sept., 23 Charles I.
30 September, 23 Charles I.—The Petition of the Poor Prisoners
in the Gatehouse of Westminster to the Justices of the Peace for
Westminster:—Shewing "that anciently a basketman hath ben allowed
to collect victualles for the relief of the poore Prisoners throughout the
said citie whose wages weekely hath ben anciently iis. which was
weekely paid unto him for many yeres together by Sir Randol Crew
knt. and Lady Burraes deceased," and Praying the said Justices of
the Peace "to take some speedy course for the payment of the said
wages with the arrearages unpaid for a yere and a halfe, or else
the petitioners must needes perish." S. P. West. R., 30 Sept.,
23 Charles I.
10 December, 23 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Beres late of the said
parish yeoman, designing and maliciously intending to deprave and
bring into contempt our Lady Mary the beloved Queen and faithful
consort of the said lord King Charles (dominam nostram Mariam
Reginam amantissimam et fidelem consortem dicti domini nostri
Caroli) maliciously spoke these scandalous words in the presence and
hearing of very many of the king's lieges and subjects, to wit, "The
Queene is a whore, and that shee left a bastard at Newarke-uponTrent." Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Beres was fined in the sum of one
hundred marks, and sentenced to be imprisoned until &c., and should
put in good sureties for his good behaviour. (Po se cul' fin' C mercas
imprisonand' quousq' &c. Et. b. m. pro b. g.) G. D. R., 14 Jan.,
23 Charles I.
28 December, 23 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Rawlyns labourer and
Oliver Langley yeoman, stole and carried away a pair of gloves worth
ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Moreton, Professor
of Sacred Theology and late the Bishop of Durham. Found 'Guilty,
Robert Rawlyns and Oliver Langley pleaded their clergy effectually,
and after reading the book were branded. G. D. R., 14 Jan.
23 Charles I.