Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1648

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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102-105

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1648', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 102-105. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66040 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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1648

14 January, 23 Charles I.—Record of the conviction of John West, Elizabeth Lewes, Prudence Howell and Alice Lockington of conspiracy to defraud and cheat John Widnes of his goods; with judgment that "They are all to stand upon a stoole in Cheapside with a paper on their heads shewing their offence, this to be done on a markettday" and to pay a fine of iis. vid. G. D. Reg.

28 April, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Fowler knt. and bart. J.P. of John Chapman the Elder of Islington co. Midd. husbandman (agricola) and Henry Butterfeild of the same parish yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Chapman the Younger of Islington aforesaid labourer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Chapman the Younger at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer for attempting to rayse a tumult in the Parish Church of Islington upon the Three-and-Twentie of Aprill last, being the Sabaoth Day in the afternoone in Sermon tyme, whereby much danger might have ensued." S. P. R., . . . . May, 24 Charles I.

2 May, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Francis Phipps of Oney co. Bucks yeoman and Thomas Willoughby of St. Leonard's Shoreditch rope-maker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Joseph Andrews at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer for being together with divers others tumultuously assembled on the Lord's Day in Morefeilds, and from thence aiding and accompanying the rude and riotous multitude unto Charing Crosse as appeareth by his own confession." S. P. R., . . . . May, 24 Charles I.

2 May, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Francis Towle victualler and Thomas Gillman weaver, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Richard Bird butcher, in the sum of forty pounds, all three being of Hollowell Street; For the said Richard Bird's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer for calling the Parliament and their Committees rogues, and for uttering many other invective and railing speeches against them, and for threatening to pull downe the house of John Williams one of the members of the Committee of the Tower Hambletts." S. P. R. . . . . May, 24 Charles I.

20 May, 24 Charles I.—Bill (ignored) that, at Stratford Bowe co. Midd. on the said day, Katherine Fisher late of the said parish widow practised witchcrafts upon and against Henry Seywell, whereby the said Henry has languished and wasted away in his body from the said 20th of May and still remains languid and emaciated. G. D. R., . . . Aug., 24 Charles I.

20 May, 24 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Myles late of the said parish laborer, intending to bring the Parliament into hatred and contempt, publicly spoke and uttered these false and scandalous words, in the presence and hearing of very many of the said King's lieges and subjects, to wit, "The Parliament are all Rogues and Traitors and I will be one of the first that shall cut their throats, and that King Tom" (meaning Thomas Lord Fairfax) "will dye like a Rogue and rott limbe from limbe." When this indictment was found, Thomas Myles was at large; but afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery for Middlesex held on 6 Oct., 24 Charles I., he put himself on trial and was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., . . . . Aug., 24 Charles I.

21 July, 24 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hesson (sic) co. Midd. on the said day, John Tompson and John Hughes, both late of the said parish laborers, stole and carried away a white gelding worth ten pounds, and a white mare worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Right Honourable George, Earl Desmond. John Tompson and John Hughes were found 'Not Guilty ' by a jury who did not retract. G. D. R., . . . . Aug., 24 Charles I.

2 August, 24 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Anne Smith late of the said parish spinster, being diabolically affected towards the said Lord the King Charles and towards our most Serene Lady Mary now Queen of England (et erga Serenissimam Dominam nostram Mariam nunc Reginam Anglie) and towards the Prince Charles the Prince of Wales and the other children of the said King and Queen, publicly spoke and uttered these false and seditious words, to wit, "The King's children are bastardes, And that the Queene was delivered of a child at Oxford, when the Kinge had not beene with her a twelvemonth before." When this indictment was found, Anne Smith was at large; but afterwards, viz. at the Gaol Delivery held on 6 Oct., 24 Charles I., she put herself on trial and was found 'Guilty,' whereupon she was fined one hundred marks, and re-prisoned till she should put in good sureties for her good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . . Aug., 24 Charles I.

22 August, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of William Calcott victualler and Andrew Warde yeoman, both of Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Love at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, "To answere for that shee is suspected by one Hamlett Fisher to be accessary to the stealing of certaine linnen out of one of the warehouses belonging to the Merchauntes of the East India Company." G. D. R., . . . . Aug., 24 Charles I.

17 September, 24 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Anthony Kampe of Golding Lane in the parish of St. Giles-without-Cripplegate co. Midd. tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Anthony Kampe's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer for being accused by John Cowper his master for having runne away and deserted his service, he being bound apprentice unto him by indentures to doe him faithful service in Virginia beyond the seas, whereby the said John Cowper is not onely likely to be cozened of his costes and charges laid out, but also of his said service." S. P. R., 5 Oct., 24 Charles I.

4 November, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Blow . . . esq. J.P., of William Holmes of Grayes Inn porter and Hester Winter of Holborne . . . ., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said Hester Winter's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "then and there to answer the sellinge and utteringe of unlawfull pamphletts." S. P. R., 5 Dec, 24 Charles I.

28 November, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of Wiiliam Crawford of St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. labourer, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of John Rogers of . . . . ., . . . . Warwicke yeoman, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said William Crawford's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "then and there to answer for being a popish recusant taken in a Popish House on the Lord's Daye . . . . ." Parchment greatly injured and defaced by rot and dirt. S. P. R., 5 Dec, 24 Charles I.

28 November, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of Robert Walters of St. James's Clarkenwell labourer, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of John Rogers of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. joyner and Francis . . . . of St. Sepulchre's aforesaid coachman, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Robert Walters at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer for being a popish recusant taken in a popish house on the Lordes Day preparing (as was informed) to go to masse." S. P. R., 5 Dec, 24 Charles I.

28 November, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of John Gifford of St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of William Scott of Mott co. Sussex gentleman, and Edmund Scott of Martin's-in-the-Field co. Midd. gentleman, and Gifford Hooper of Martin's-in-the-Fields . . . . tailor, each of the last-named three persons, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said John Gifford's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "Then and there to answer for being a popish recusant taken in a Popish House on the Lord's Day about masse-time, and preparing (as was inform'd) to go to masse." S. P. R., 5 Dec, 24 Charles I.

1 December, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances (taken before Thomas Latham, John Hooker, Thomas Falconbridge and Edward Carter, esquires and Justices of the Peace for the City borough and town of Westminster) of Lawrence Cuttberd taylor and William Putt joyner, both of St. Mary's-le-Savoy in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of James Thompson of the same parish coachman in the sum of forty pounds; For the said James Thompson's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster, to answer "for estoping and annoying the King's highway over against the new Exchange in the Strand by standing with his coach in the streete there to waite for faires."—Also, on the same file, six other sets of similar recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justices of the Peace; For the appearance of six other hackney-coachmen at the same next G. S. P. for the City and Borough of Westminster, to answer for stopping the King's highway at the same place, by waiting there with their coaches for fairs. S. P. West. R., 9 Jan., 24 Charles I.

26 December, 24 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Downton esq. J.P., of John Rochell . . . . and Goslein . . . . both of Heston co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Thomas Webbe of Heston aforesaid . . . ., in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Webbe's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "To answer such matters as may be objected against him by Richard North wareyner and Thomas Scarlett coachman to the Right Honourable George, Earle of Desmond, for assaultinge and beatinge them in the Parke neare the warreyn on the 21 December last betweene ten and eleven of the clock at night." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 24 Charles I.