Particulars from the Gaol Delivery Register
Temp. Charles I

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1888

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'Particulars from the Gaol Delivery Register: Temp. Charles I', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 106-127. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66042 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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FURTHER PARTICULARS TAKEN FROM THE GAOL DELIVERY REGISTER temp. CHARLES I.

1 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 29 April, 8 December, 8 January, 6 February, 22 March,—five Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. D. G.— males 21, females 3 = 24.

(3.) Record of the arraignment of William Sturley on 22 March, 1 Charles I., for refusing to take the oath of allegiance, with record of his confession of the indictment, and record of his sentence "to be put without the King's protection, to forfeit all his goods chattels and lands, and to be reprisoned without mainpernours."

(4.) Record of the arraignment of Elizabeth Martyn on 22 March, 1 Charles I., for refusing to take the oath of allegiance, with record of her confession of the indictment, and record of her sentence "to be held in prison without mainpernours until she be conformable."

N.B.—In considering the fewness of the capital sentences in this year, the reader should observe the register gives no particulars of Sessions of Gaol Delivery, held between the 29th April and the 8th December.

2 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 21 April, 24 May, 5 July, 1 September, 7 October, 6 December, 17 January and 21 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. D. G.— males 36, females 6 = 42.

3 Charles I.
(1.) Session of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 6 April, 10 May, 20 June, 20 July, 7 September, 5 October, 5 December, 16 January, 20 February and 21 March,—ten Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 42, females 12 = 54.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session of 5 December, 3 Charles I., of Richard Gomersall "for runninge away from his capten," with record of verdict of 'Guilty' and of his sentence to be hung.

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session of 5 December, 3 Charles I., of James Smarte, "for runninge away from his capten," with record of verdict of 'Not Guilty.'

(5.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session of 16 January, 3 Charles I., of Galloway Evans "pro recessione a capitaneo" = for running away from his captain, with record of verdict of 'Not Guilty.'

(6.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at the Session of 16 January, 3 Charles I., of Cornelius Crippes for running away from his captain, with record of verdict of 'Not Guilty.'

(7.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session of 21 March, 3 Charles I., of Thomas Fletcher for "runinge awaye from his captaine," with record of verdict of 'Not Guilty.'

4 Charles I.
Sessions of Gaol Delivery, held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 25 April, 29 May, 9 July, 3 September, 3 October, 3 December, 14 January, 20 February, 23 March,—nine Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 41, females 11 = 52. Also, one woman burnt to death.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 25 April, 4 Charles I., of John Parker, Thomas Waltrapp and William Kelley for rioting, with records of verdicts of 'Not Guilty' in respect to Thomas Waltrapp and William Kelley, and record of verdict of 'Guilty' against John Parker, and of his sentence "to be sett upon the pillory at Chauncery Lane with a paper upon his head shewing his offence, to be brought to the House of Correction, and there to be kept to labour till the next Sessions," and to put in good sureties for his good behaviour, and to pay a fine of thirty shillings.

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 9 July, 4 Charles I., of Alice Davies, for killing her husband Henry Davies, with record of verdict of 'Guilty' (followed by her plea of pregnancy, which was disallowed, because a jury of matrons found her 'Not Pregnant'), and of her sentence to "be burnt."

(5.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 3 September, 4 Charles I., of Henry Good for voluntarily hearing mass, together with record of verdict of 'Not Guilty.'

(6.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 3 December, 4 Charles I., of John Evans "for being an idle souldier," together with record of verdict 'Guilty' against him, and of his sentence "to be hung."

(7.) Record (amongst the entries of Session 23 March, 4 Charles I.) of John Olliver's committal to hard labour in the House of Correction "for abuse offerred to Mr. Longe, proved in Courte upon the voluntary oath of William Parkes Governour of the House of Correccion, and assaulting him as he came from church on a Sabboth Day in the afternoone in a very outragious and uncivill manner, and threatening to Felton him," and of his sentence to be so imprisoned in the House of Correction, until "Mr. Longe shall bringe Scire facias in the King's Bench for avoiding his former pardon."

5 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 17 April, 21 May, 3 July, 2 September,—four Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 20, females 2 = 22.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 17 April, 5 Charles I., of Christopher Abdey for Recusancy, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(4.) Record, in the entries of Session 3 July, 5 Charles I, of the committal of Martin Russell to the House of Correction "untill he bee content to go with his captaine."

N.B.—From loss of leaves, the Gaol Delivery Register is wholly defective from 2 September, 5 Charles I., to 28 July, 6 Charles I.; the hiatus in the record covering a period little short of eleven calendar months.

6 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 28 July, 2 October, 8 December, 14 January, 18 February,—five Sessions.—Also, one Special Session of Oyer and Terminer, held by adjournment at the same Old Bailey Court-House on 28 July.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 35, females 5 = 40.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at the aforementioned Special Session of Oyer and Terminer (28 July, 6 Charles I.), of Richard Hawkes and his wife Katherine Hawkes, on an indictment for making and coining counterfeit money, and on another indictment for uttering counterfeit money. Hawkes was found 'Not Guilty' in respect to both indictments. Acquitted of uttering counterfeit money, Richard Hawkes was found 'Guilty' of making and coining such money. No record of sentence.

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 8 December, 6 Charles I., of Helen Price for stealing goods of the value of nine shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir William Blake, knt.; together with record that the said Helen Price was branded and ordered "to bee sent to Bridewell."

N.B.—From loss of leaves the Fourth Volume of the Gaol Delivery Register affords only a fragmentary record of the G. D. Sessions of this year, and says nothing whatever of several Gaol Deliveries held in the year at the Old Bailey Court-House.

7 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 30 March, 22 April, 25 May, 5 July, 10 August, 6 October, 7 December, 13 January, 22 February,—nine Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 36, females 16 = 52.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 13 January, 7 Charles I., of Thomas Maddox "pro prodicione" = for treason, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of sentence "to be drawn to the gallows and hung."

8 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 13 April, 16 May, 27 June, 29 August, 5 October, 5 December, 18 January, and 20 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 37, females 17 = 54.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 27 June, 8 Charles I., of Thomas Kersley for wounding John Cowley, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of his sentence to pay a fine of five pounds, to be imprisoned for two months in the House of Correction, and there " to beate hempe and to live upon what he gettes."

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 5 October, 8 Charles I., of John Field for the murder of Robert Billingeres, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty of murder but Guilty of manslaughter,' with record that, after asking for the book and reading it, John Field was branded, and then sent to the House of Correction, there to labour for two months and to be whipt.

9 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 10 April, 3 May, 5 June, 17 July, 4 September, 4 October, 4 December, 16 January, 9 February,—nine Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D. —males 28, females 6 = 34. Also, one woman executed capitally by burning, for the murder of her husband.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 5 June, 9 Charles I., of Martin Page for the rape of Thomazine Woodkeeper, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.' and of subsequent order by the Court that the said Martin Page "remaine in the House of Correction at hard labour till further order be given by the Judges of the Kinges Bench."

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 4 September, 9 Charles I., of Humfrey Bevyn "pro venenacione Jane Lane" = for the poisoning of Jane Lane, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(5.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 4 October, 9 Charles L, of John Croft for the slaying of Anne Horton, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' the verdict being followed by this explanatory rider, "sed dicunt quod predictus Johannes attendens pro domino suo Domino Newburgh, et sedens super le coachboxe et dormiens anglice sleepinge, predicti equi conturbati fuerunt anglice frightened et violenter cucurrerunt cum predicto Johanne, et in eodem cursu predicta Anna accidentaliter interfecta fuit" = but they say that the aforesaid John waiting for his lord the Lord Newburgh, and sitting upon the coach-box and sleeping, the aforesaid horses were frightened, and ran away violently with the aforesaid John and in the same running the aforesaid Anne was killed accidentally. Followed by a minute of the order by the Court, that the said John Croft should be held in prison till he should put in good sureties for his good behaviour, for that he was guilty of "abusinge the mother of the child with uncivill words."

(6.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 4 December, 9 Charles I., of Mary Stringer for the murder of her husband, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' followed by record of her plea of pregnancy, which was disallowed because a jury of matrons found her 'Not Pregnant,' and record of her sentence "trahi super le huddle et comburi" = to be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution and there burnt.

(7.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 19 February, 9 Charles I., of Edward Seaman for the murder of Francis George, with verdict 'Guilty,' and the murderer's sentence "to be executed upon Monday next in the place where he did the fact, to hange from vii in the morninge till vii in the afternoone."

10 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 17 April, 21 May, 30 June, 1 September, 3 October, 3 December, 16 January, and 16 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 28, females 6 = 34.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 17 April, 10 Charles I., of William Anderson for sacrilege, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of sentence "To be hanged at Islington upon Thursday next in the afternoone in such place as Sir Thomas Fowler shall appointe."

(4.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 30 June, 10 Charles I., of Thomas Bryce "pro prodicione" = for treason, with record of his confession of the indictment, and of his sentence "trahi et suspendi" = to be drawn and hung.

11 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 10 April, 13 May, 25 June, 2 September, 5 October, 7 December, 15 January, and 17 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D. —males 23, females 14 = 37. Also, one woman burnt to death for poisoning her husband.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 10 April, 11 Charles I., of William Milton "for coyninge King Charles sixpence," with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of his sentence to be drawn on a hurdle and hung.

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 13 May, 11 Charles I., of Alice Clarke for murdering her husband with poison, together with record of verdict 'Guilty,' her subsequent plea of pregnancy, which was disallowed because a jury of matrons found her 'Not Pregnant,' and her sentence to be burnt.

N.B.—In observing the fewness of capital sentences in this year, readers must bear in mind that the Gaol Delivery Register is defective for the year, through loss of leaves which, had they been preserved, would have given us particulars of a December Gaol Delivery.

12 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 29 April, 27 June, 12 January, and 21 February, —four Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D. —males 21, females 4 = 25.

N.B.—In considering the fewness of the capital sentences of this year, readers must bear in mind that, through the registrar's neglect to enter the particulars of the several Gaol-Deliveries held between the Session of 27 June and the Session of 12 January, the register is greatly defective for this year.

13 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 21 April, 25 May, 3 July, 6 September, 4 October, 6 December, 17 January, and 17 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 29, females 8 = 37.

(3.) Culprit standing mute and sentenced to the "peine forte et dure,"—male 1.

po' se cul' ca' null' nec terr' repr. p' cur' sine judicio.

(4.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 21 April, 13 Charles I., of Henry Morse clerk for being a Seminary Priest, being and remaining traitorously &c. in the country &c.—together with record that said Henry was found 'Guilty' and was reprieved by the Court without judgment. This entry runs in these words,—

Henricus Morse clericus pro prodic'on' existen' Seminar'.

(5.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 21 April, 13 Charles I., of Elizabeth Barnes "pro morte Susanne filie sue" = for the death of her daughter Susan, together with record that the said Elizabeth Barnes confessed the indictment and was sentenced to be hung.

(6.) Records of the arraignments, at Session 21 April, 13 Charles I., of Oliver Pope for felony in running away from his captain, and of William Bradford for felony in running away from his captain. After putting themselves 'Not Guilty,' both culprits were respited till the next Session.

Stat mutus. I'o cons' est qd. eat ad penam duram et forte'.

(7.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 6 December, 13 Charles I., of Thomas Cokin alias Cockerell for stealing and carrying off a horse belonging to Robert Quinte, together with record that the said Thomas stood mute and was sentenced to the "peine forte et dure." This entry runs thus,—

Thomas Cockin alias Cockerell. pro equo Roberti Quinte.

(8.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 16 February, 13 Charles I., of John Sheppard and Henry Sheppard for making and coining counterfeit money, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty' in respect to Henry Sheppard, and verdict 'Guilty' against John Sheppard, who was reprieved after judgment "trahi et sus" = to be drawn and hung.

14 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 6 April, 9 May, 18 June, 29 August, 3 October, 5 December, 14 January, 18 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 31, females 8 = 39.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 18 June, 14 Charles I., of Alice Bastard wife of Henry Bastard for practising witchcraft and sorcery upon and against Elizabeth Evans, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' and further record that the said Alice was ordered to be held in prison till she should put in good sureties for her good behaviour, the recognizances to be taken before Sir Henry Spiller knt.—

(4.) Also, Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 5 December, 14 Charles I., of the aforesaid Alice Bastard "for sorcery," together with the record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

15 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 28 March, 24 April, 29 May, 8 July, 28 August, 2 October, 4 December, 15 January, and 20 February,—nine Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 15, females 3 = 18.

(3.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 28 March, 15 Charles I., of Constancius Farrer "pro controfecc'on' signi manual' et privat' D'ni R's " = for counterfeiting the sign-manual and privy seal of the Lord the King, with record that the same Constancius Farrer confessed the indictment and said nothing in arrest of judgment, but was reprieved by the Court before judgment.

16 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 15 April, 20 May, 1 July, 28 August, 2 October, 7 December, 15 January, 25 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 27, females 6 = 33.

(3.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 15 January, 16 Charles I., of Elizabeth Shipley for speaking seditious words, with record of her respite to the next Session "quia Curia advisare (sic) vult" = because the Court wishes to take counsel.

(4.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 15 January, 16 Charles I., of Thomas Lambe, Thomas Cookesley, John Garbrand, Mark Whitlocke, William Brookshawe, Thomas Seales, William Vuckles, William Dixe and Thomasine Start "pro illicito conventiculo" = for an unlawful conventicle; with further record that the said nine indicted persons put themselves 'Not Guilty' on the country, and were respited to next Session, being delivered in bail to John Bolton of Foster Lane London goldsmith, Gregory Carter of St. Giles's Cripplegate glover, Thomas Speed of St. Mary Walchurch London silkeman, and Alan Bankes of Coleman Street hosear, each of the said mainpernours being bound in the sum of one hundred pounds each.

17 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 1 April, 9 June, 21 July, 6 October (instantly adjourned to 2 December), 14 January, 18 February,—six Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 39, females 4 = 43.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 1 April, 17 Charles I., of Francis Toradoe for stealing and carrying off the goods of Sir Laurence Washington knt, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(4.) Record, amongst the entries of Session 9 June, 17 Charles I., of the recognizance of William Tonstall of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields coachman, in the sum of forty pounds, for the appearance of Elizabeth Shipley in the King's Bench, on the morrow of Trinity next coming, "to answer for scandalous words against the Protestants."

(5.) Record, amongst the entries of Session 9 June, 17 Charles I., of the recognizance of John Marshe of the Savoy, for the appearance of Joan Worrall in the King's Bench on the morrow of Trinity next coming, "to answer for scandalous words against the King."

(6.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 6 October (adj. to 2 Dec), 17 Charles I., of Anne Hampton "for poyseninge Richard Hampton her husband," with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(7.) Records of the arraignment and trial, at Session 6 October (adj. to 2 Dec), 17 Charles I., of five Seminary Priests (viz., Augustine Abbott, John Windmore, Edward Cannon, Walter Coleman and John Hammond) for being and remaining traitorously and as false traitors within the country, together with record of verdict 'Guilty' and of judgment to be drawn, hanged and quartered against each of the said catholic priests; these records following one another in the register, thus—

(a.) Augustins. Abbott als Rivers als Savill po se cul' ca' null' trahend suspendand' (sic) et quart'i'and' juxta legem pro alta prodic'one existens Sacerdos.

(b.) Joh'es Windmore als Wigmore als Turner po se Cul' ca null' Judiciu' ut supa. pro cons'

(c.) Ed'us Cannon po se Cul' ca' null' Judiciu' ut supa. pro cons' offens'

(d.) Walt'us Coleman po se Cul' ca' null' Judiciu' ut supa. pro cons' offens'

(e.) Joh'es Hamond als Jackson Judiciu' ut supa. pro cons' offens'

[In punctuated English.]

(a.) Augustine Abbott otherwise Rivers otherwise Savill puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; to be drawn hung and quartered according to the law for high treason; being a Priest.

(b.) John Windmore otherwise Wigmore otherwise Turner puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; Judgment as above, for a like [offence].

(c.) Edward Cannon puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; Judgment as above, for a like offence.

(d.) Walter Coleman puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; Judgment as above, for a like offence.

(e.) John Hammond otherwise Jackson; Judgment as above, for a like offence.

Also, in the entries of the same Session 6 October (adj. to 2 Dec), 17 Charles I., Records of the arraignment and trial, at the said Session, of three other Seminary Priests (viz. Peter Wilford, Andrew Fryer and Henry Mynors); for being and remaining traitorously and as false traitors within the country, together with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of judgment to be drawn, hanged and quartered against each of the said priests, Peter Wilford and Andrew Fryer, and record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' in respect to Henry Mynors; the records following one another in the register, thus—

(a.) Petrus Wilford po se Cul' ca' null' trahend' suspendand (sic) quart'i'and' juxta legem pro alta prodic'o'ne existens Sacerdos et remanen' &c.

(b.) Andrew Fryer als Hearne als Richmond po se Cul' ca' null' Judiciu' ut supa. pro cons'

(c.) Henry Mynors po se non Cul' n'r' pro' cons' offens

[In punctuated English.]

(a.) Peter Wilford puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; to be drawn, hanged and quartered according to the law for high treason, being a Priest and remaining &c.

(b.) Andrew Fryer otherwise Hearne otherwise Richmond puts himself; Guilty; no chattels; Judgment as above, for a like [offence].

(c.) Henry Mynors puts himself; Not Guilty nor did they retract; for a like offence.

Thus in the records of this one Session, one comes upon the records of the arraignment and trial of eight persons for being catholic priests &c., with records of verdict 'Guilty' and judgment against seven of them; only one of the eight being acquitted.

(8.) Entries of Session 14 January, 17 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the indictment of Garrett Browne for rioting, and of his imprisonment at the order of the Parliament:—Garrett Browne: Ind' de Riott Repr' ad ordinem domus Parliament = Indicted for a riot, Imprisoned at the order of the House of Parliament.

(b.) Record of the indictment of Benjamin Hardwood for speaking against the King's Proclamation:—Benjaminus Hardwood: Indic'at' modo pro dicendo verbis (sic) contra proclamac'onem D'n'i R's et Repri' in gaola usque prox' &c. = Benjamin Hardword: Indicted for speaking words against the proclamation of the Lord the King, and to be held in gaol till next Session.

(c.) Record touching Francis Prissicke;—Franciscus Prissicke: recusat capere sacramentum Allegianc' = refuses to take the oath of allegiance.

(d.) Record touching Edwin Grigge:—Edwinus Grigge; Indic'at' de Riott Repr' domo Parliament sup' b. m. ad comparend' coram domo Parliament' sup' mandat = Indicted for riot, imprisoned by the House of Parliament on good mainpernours, to appear at command before the House of Parliament.

(e.) Records touching Peter Fitton and George Laborne, priests running thus—

1. Petrus Fitton als' Bedolph Indic'at' pro Sacerdote extra

2. George Laborne als' Bradlye pro Cons'ili extra

[In punctuated English.]

1. Peter Fitton otherwise Bedolph, indicted for a Priest:—at large.

2. George Laborne otherwise Bradlye, indicted for a like [offence]: —at large.

18 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 20 April, 25 May, 6 July, 31 August, 7 December, 13 January and 1 March,—seven Sessions.—Also, one Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 1 March.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 23, females 8 = 31

(3.) Entries of Session 20 April, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record touching William Berrye;—William Berrye: he was committed for treason, and prisoned only (modo repr.) for good mainpernours, for his appearance at next Session.

(b.) Record touching Robert Butler;—Robertus Butler: Indic'at' pro interfecc'one Henr' Pagett mil', Repr' pro triac'one in banco R's Et certificatur Indictamentum in Banco R's in t'mi'o Pasche 1642 virtute br'is D'ni R's de Certiorari ret' indilate = Indicted for the slaying of Sir Henry Pagett knt., Prisoned for trial in the King's Bench, And the indictment is certified in the King's Bench in Easter Term 1642, by virtue of the King's writ de Certiorari, to be returned without delay.

(c.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Richard Baylie "for depravinge the Booke of Common Prayer," together with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of sentence "to pay a fine of one hundred marks and to be imprisoned until &c."

(d.) Record touching Francis Quassett;—Franciscus Quassett pro Seminar' Sacerdote, dicunt specialiter, vide postea = Francis Quassett for a Seminary Priest they speak specially, see afterwards.—N.B. For this special finding, vide p. 81 of the present volume.

(e.) Record touching Thomas Longville;—Thomas Longville pro Seminar' Sacerdote extra = Thomas Longville [indicted] for a Seminary Priest;—at large.

(f.) Record touching Francis Quassett;—Franciscus Quassett po se = Francis Quassett puts himself, "for persuading the Kinges people from their religion to the Romishe Religion."

(4.) Entries of Session 6 July, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record touching George Durrant;—Georgius Durrant pro verbis scandalosis contra Parliament' exta. = for scandalous words against the Parliament;—at large.

(b.) Record touching Andrew Knightlie of Braynford gentleman;— Andreas Knightlie de Braynford gen., under recognizances to answer &c. "for refusinge the oath of allegiance."

(c.) Record touching John Shore yeoman;—Johannes Shore de Stepney yeoman, under recognizances to answer &c. "for speakinge wordes concerninge shootinge downe the Cittie of London."

(5.) Entries of Session 31 August, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record touching Elizabeth Humfries, in entries of Session 31 August, 18 Charles I.;—Elizabeth Humfries indicted for scandalous words against the parliament;—at large. Followed by similar minute touching John Scullard.

(b.) Record touching John Sprinte;—John Sprinte Indictatus pro non dicend' libru' co'is p'cac'onis extra=John Sprinte indicted for not saying the book of common prayer;—at large.

(c.) Record touching Robert Robinson;—Robert Robinson, Ind'tat' pro Seminar' Sacerdote extra = indicted for a Seminary Priest;—at large.

(d.) Record touching Thomas Bullaker, arraigned for being a Seminary Priest &c.;—Thomas Bullaker non vult directe respondere nec se super patriam ponere, I'o Cons' est qd. = Thomas Bullaker does not wish to answer directly nor to put himself on the country, Therefore it is decreed (followed by the words of the hideous sentence to be executed at Tiburne, as a felon convicted of high treason).

(e.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Roger Gilforde, for beating his master Silvester Thaker, together with record of verdict' Guilty,' and of sentence to pay a fine of five pounds, "to bee whipped to Temple Barr, there to stand uppon a pillorye, with a paper uppon his head shewinge his offence, and to [undergo] imprisonment untill next Sessions."

(f.) Record of the arraignment and trial of James Browne, for being a Seminary Priest &c., with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(g.) Record, that Elizabeth Lady Willoughbie came and pleaded 'Not Guilty' to an indictment for Recusancy, and was delivered to John Langston of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields esq., her mainpernour bound in the sum of forty pounds, for her appearance at the next Session, to prosecute her traverse with effect.

(h.) "Memorandum, that Mr. John Leech, servant to Mr. Olliver St. John his Majesties Sollicitour receaved from this Court the Kinge's signe-manual for a knt.-barronett graunted to William Carr, who is indicted with Dr. Seaton for Treason in counterfittinge the said signemanual &c."

(6.) Entries of 7 December, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record touching two souldiers:—Thomas Edgar and Laurence Langley, two souldiers, brought in by . . . . Wiggins, Constable of Highe Holborne, upon suspicion of stealinge a sword and discharged because there is no prosecucion, and they are delivered to Titus Layton, Captaine under Colonell Fairefax, because hee affirmeth they are to march away presentlie.

(b.) Record that John Sprinte puts himself 'Not Guilty' to an indictment "pro non dicendo librum comm'is precacionis" = for not speaking the book of common prayer.

(c.) Record that John Sprinte of Hampsted clerk is delivered in bail to George Mayhoe of St. Marie-Le-Bowe in Cheapside London silkeman and Thomas Baylie of Allhallowes Bredstreete London merchanttaylor, each mainpernour in the sum of forty pounds, for the said John Sprinte to prosecute his traverse (p's son trav'ss cu' eff'c'u ad prox') with effect at the next Session.

(d.) Record that Elizabeth Lady Willoughbie is further delivered in bail to John Langston of St. Martin's-Le-Fieldes esq. "ad p's son trav'ss cu' eff'c'u ad Del' Gaole p'x pt. Terminu' S'c'i Hillarii p'x futur' = to prosecute her traverse with effect at the next Gaol Delivery after the next Hillary term; the mainpernour's penalty being forty pounds.

(7.) Entries of Session 13 January, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record touching Henry Sutton indicted "pro prodicione contra Regem;—Henricus Sutton indictatus pro treason in sayinge he would kill the King, Repr. usq' prox' et interim detur noticia Concilio D'ni R's erudito in lege = Imprisoned till next Session, and in the mean time let notice be given to the Lord the King's Council learned in the Law.

(b.) Record that Isaac Scott is to be imprisoned without bail till next Session, for treason in counterfeiting the King's money.

(c.) Record that John Wood of Westminster clerk is delivered further to two mainpernours (Richard Guy whitebaker and John Harrison . . . . both of Westminster) till next Session, he being bound in the sum of one hundred pounds, and each of his mainpernours in the sum of fifty pounds for his appearance at the said Session, to answer for seditious words and other offences, of which he is indicted.

(8.) Entries of Session 1 March, 18 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the appearance of Francis Fuller of St. Dunstan's-le West joiner, who produced the King's pardon under the Great Seal, which was allowed to him by the Court

(b.) Record of the appearance of Elizabeth Lady Willoughbie before the Court, when she was delivered further in bail to John Langston of St. Martin's Fields gentleman and John Calcott of St. Andrew's Holborn yoman, the said mainpernours being bound in the sum of forty pounds each, for her appearance at the next Session, to prosecute "son traverse peremptorye."

(c.) Similar record of the recognizances of John Wood of Westminster clerk, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Richard Guy of St. Margarett's Westminster baker and Henry Warne of St. Martin's Fieldes gentleman, in the sum of fifty pounds each, for the said John Wood's appearance at the next Session, to answer the matters of which he is indicted.

(d.) Record of the recognizances of the mainpernours of Anne Gardiner, wife of Richard Gardiner of Lymehouse co. Midd. marriner, each of the same mainpernours being bound in the sum of one hundred pounds, for her appearance at the next Session, to answer "pro verbis contra regem" = for words against the King.

(e.) Record of the committal of "Richard Neale committed uppon suspic'on of speakinge ill wordes against the Kinge; to remaine in prison untill hee putt in good suerties before Sir Nicholas Raynton, to appear at the next Gaole Deliverye."

(9.) Record of the trial, at Special Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Old Bayley Court-House on 1 March, 18 Charles I., of Robert Boys "for speakinge words against the Kinge and Prince," with record of verdict 'Not Guilty': the Justices, before whom this S. S. O. T. was held, being Sir Nicholas Raynton knt. and Edward Roberts, George Longe and George Morris esquires, who heard and determined no other matter.

19 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 12 April, 18 May, 29 June, 31 August, 4 October, 6 December, 15 January and 21 February,—eight Sessions. Also, one Special Session of Oyer and Terminer, held at the same Court-House on 1 July.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 12, females 2 = 14.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at S. S. O. T. 1 July, 19 Charles I., of Isaac Scott for coining counterfeit money, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

N.B —The fewness of the capital sentences accords with the lightness of the calendars of the Gaol Deliveries of this year.

20 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 17 July, 4 September, 4 October, 4 December, 17 January, 5 March,—nine Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 19, females 6 = 25.

(3.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 5 June, 20 Charles I., of Andrew Hall for being a Seminary Priest, being and remaining traitorously and as a false traitor in the country &c, together with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(4.) Record, in the entries of Session 17 July, 20 Charles I., of the indictment of Charles Best for uttering "scandalous words against the King." No minutes.

(5.) Record, in the entries of Session 17 July, 20 Charles I., of the indictment of Joan Sherrard, for speaking "scandalous words against the King." Minute, that "the said Joan was at large."

(6.) Record of the arraignment and trial, at Session 4 September, 20 Charles I., of Charles Beast (sic) for speaking scandalous words against the King, together with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(7.) Record of the indictment of Joan Sherrard, for speaking scandalous words against the King, together with minute that the said Joan was "at large."

(8.) Record of the arraignment, at Session 4 October, 20 Charles I., of Joan Sherrard for speaking scandalous words against the King, when she affirmed that her surname was not Sherrard but Sherwody, which spelling was acknowledged as the real name by the prosecutors, whereupon the Court ordered "I'o fiet novum indictamentum" = Therefore there be made a new indictment.

(9.) Entries of Session 4 December, 20 Charles I.

pl'itat non sed quoad triac'on' mutu' se tenet obstinate I'o considerat' est per Cur' qd. eat ad penam duram et fortem.

(a.) Record of the arraignment of Hugh Parsons for stealing and carrying off the goods of William Smithesbye esq., with record that the said culprit stood mute and was therefore sentenced to the 'peine forte et dure': the entry standing in the Register thus—

Hugo Parsons pro bo': Will'i Smithesbye Ar.

[In punctuated English.]

he pleads not, but as to trial obstinately holds himself mute: Therefore it is decreed by the Court that he go to the hard and strong penalty.

Hugh Parsons for the goods of William Smithesbye esquire.

(b.) Record of the indictment of John Platt "for depravinge the sacrament of Baptizme," with record of order for his reprisonment on sufficient bail, because "indictamentum est vitiosum."

(c.) Record of the arraignment and trial of John Draycott for speaking "scandalous words against the parliament," with record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' and also of order that the said John be reprisoned, till he put in good sureties for his appearance at the next Session and for his good behaviour in the mean time.

(10.) Entries of Session 17 January, 20 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Susan Platt, wife of John Platt, "for speaking scandalous words against Baptism," with record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' and of order by the Court that the said Susan be imprisoned till she find good sureties for her appearance at the next Session.

(b.) Record of the indictment of John Platt for speaking "scandalous words against Baptisme"; with record that the matter is respited to the next Session, because it appears, by the oath of William Dry, Susan Gibson, Elizabeth Bolton and Anne Hitch, that the said John Platt "est adeo debilis qd. non valeat comp' ire (sic) ad istam sine peric'lo vite" = is so feeble as to be unable to appear at this Session without danger to life.

po se cul xxi die Aprilis anno xiii Car' Regis Et tunc repr' sine Judicio modo Judiciu' qd. trahetur (sic) suspendetur (sic) et quarteratur (sic) juxta legem

(c.) Record of the usual sentence passed on Henry Morse clerk for being a Seminary Priest being and remaining traitorously and as a false traitor &c. in the kingdom of England &c.; this judgment being delivered on a verdict 'Guilty' given against him for a like offence on 21 April, 13 Charles I., when he was reprieved without judgment, since which time he retired to foreign parts, whence he returned to England. The entry stands in the Register thus—

Henricus Morse Cl'icus

For a Seminary Preist exiit extra Regnu' Anglie post p'd' convicc'on et reyenit in Angl'

[In punctuated English.]

he put himself; 'Guilty'; on the 21st day April in the 13th year of King Charles, and then was reprieved without judgment: Now Judgment that he be drawn hanged and quartered, according to the law.

Thomas Morse, Clerk,

For a Seminary Priest. He went out of the kingdom of England after the aforesaid conviction, and returned into England.

(d.) Record of the recognizances of Richard Bemean and others, for the said Richard's appearance "to answer for utteringe unreverend words against the Parliament."

21 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 16 April, 21 May, 2 July, 27 August, 8 October, 10 December, 16 January and 20 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 7, females 5 = 12.

(3.) Record, in entries of Session 21 May, 21 Charles I., of the indictment of Robert Lee, for speaking scandalous words against the parliament; with record that the matter was respited to the next Session.

(4.) Entries of Session 2 July, 21 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the indictment of William Wise "pro recess'on' a capitaneo post arra' recept'" = for running away from his captain after receipt of prest-money, with record that the deserter was sent to Bridewell for imprisonment.

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Robert Lee for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of his sentence to pay a fine of twenty pounds.

(5.) Record, in the entries of Session 27 August, 21 Charles I., of the indictment of Christopher Wooddall, John Parchmore, Richard Home, Elizabeth Locke, Alice Sharpe and Barbara Wooddall, "pro do' et bo' Fran'i Toradoe gen magni val' = for breaking into the house of Francis Toradoe gentleman and stealing therefrom and carrying off goods of great value belonging to the said Francis Toradoe; with records of the arraignment for the said offence of Christopher Wooddall, John Parchmore, Alice Sharpe and Barbara Wooddall, of verdict 'Guilty' against Christopher Wooddall and of his sentence to be hung, and record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' in respect to John Parchmore, Alice Sharpe and Barbara Woodall; and minutes that Richard Horne and Elizabeth Locke were "at large."

(6.) Record, in the entries of Session 10 December, 21 Charles I., of the arraignment and trial of John Jervis and Richard Home for breaking into the house of Francis Toradoe, and stealing therefrom and carrying off goods of great value, with record of verdict of 'Guilty' against John Jervis and Richard Home, and of Richard Horne's sentence to be hung; and of minute that Daniel Leake, indicted for the same offence, was "at large." No record of judgment on John Jervis.

(7.) Entries of Session 16 January, 21 Charles I.

(a) Record of the arraignment and trial of Hugh Lewis, for being accessory to Richaid Horne and John Jervis in respect to the felony, of which the said Richard and John were found 'Guilty' at the last Session; with record of verdict 'Guilty' against the said Hugh Lewis, upon which he pleaded his 'clergy' effectually, and after being branded, was sentenced "To remaine in prison for a yeare except hee put in good securitie to depart the kingdom and never to return againe."

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Mary Davis, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, and of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(8 ) Entries of Session 20 February, 21 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the indictment of Mark Istleberry, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament.

(b.) Record of the indictment of Margaret Gardiner, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament; with minute, that she was at large.

22 Charles I.
(1) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 8 April, 14 May, 3 July, 2 September, 7 October, 9 December, 15 January and 25 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 13, females 9 = 22.

(3.) Entries of Session 8 April, 22 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Mark Istleberrye, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty,' followed by Order of the Court, that he be held in prison, till he shall have put in good sureties for his good behaviour, and for his appearance at the next Gaol Delivery.

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Margaret Gardiner, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament; with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of the said Margaret's sentence to pay a fine of twenty-six shillings and eight pence.

(c.) Record of the indictment of Mark Alsburie (? Istleberrye) of Southmims co. Midd. for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, and of his committal to the custody of Thomas Tayler of Barnett co. Hertford barber-surgeon and Richard Timberlake of Hadley victualler; the said Mark Alsburie being bound in the sum of fifteen pounds, and his said mainpernours being bound in the sum of twenty pounds each, for his appearance at the next Gaol Delivery and for his good conduct in the mean time.

(4.) Record, in the entries of Session 14 May, 22 Charles I., of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa "repr' ad capiend' sacr'm Allegiancie"= held in prison to take the oath of Allegiance.

(5.) Record, in the entries of Session 2 September, 22 Charles I., of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa, held in prison to take the oath of Allegiance.

(7.) Record, in the entries of Session 9 December, 22 Charles I., of the indictment and committal to prison of John Stannop, for stealing and carrying off a gelding belonging to Thomas Mason, the said indictment and committal being made "by order from the Committee of the House of Commons as touchinge the breach of articles for the surrender of Oxford, and sent to this Court: "Respectuatur triac'o quousque &c." = trial is respited until &c.

(8.) Record, in the entries of 15 January, 22 Charles I., of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa, to take the oath of Allegiance.

23 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 29 April, 3 June, 14 July, 1 September, 6 October, 8 December, 14 January, 24 February,—eight Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D.— males 21, females 5 = 26.

(3.) Entries of Session 29 April, 23 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Margaret Hogge alias Armour for the killing of Thomas Milton, with record of verdict ' Not Guilty.'

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of John Taunt, for breaking burglariously into the house of Leonard Shackspeere, and stealing therefrom and carrying off goods, of the value of four pounds and nine shillings, belonging to the same Leonard Shackspeere; with record of verdict "Not Guilty of the burglary but Guilty of the felony and of the stealing of the goods on the last day of March," 23 Charles I., with further record that on conviction the said John Taunt asked for the book, read it, and was branded. Also, minute that Richard Palmer, indicted as a principal in the same felony, was "at large."

(c.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Helen Howson "pro sorceria" = for witchcraft; with record of verdict ' Not Guilty.'

(d.) Record of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa, detained in prison "ad capiend' sacr'm Allegiancie" = to take the oath of Allegiance.

(4.) Record in the entries of Session 3 June, 23 Charles I., of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa "repr' ad capiend sacr'm Allegiancie"= to take the oath of Allegiance.

(5.) Record, in the entries of Session 14 July, 23 Charles I., of the imprisonment of Alice Ulloa, held in prison to take the oath of Allegiance.

(6.) Entries of 14 January, 23 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the imprisonment of Jane Blackwell, Anne Simons, Henry Higges, Thomas Parker, Sara Dunne, John Pudsey alias Burrowes, Alice Ulloa, William Frye, and Robert Ratcliffe, "repr'o'es ad prior' sep'al ord'" = all held in prison in accordance with several previous orders.

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Thomas Veeres, for speaking scandalous words against the Queen; with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of his sentence to pay a fine of one hundred marks, and to be imprisoned until &c, and then to put in good sureties for his good behaviour.

(c.) Record of the arraignment and trial of John West, Elizabeth Lewes, Prudence Howell and Alice Lockington for conspiracy and cheating John Widnes out of his goods, with record of judgment— "Judiciu'. They are all to stand upon a stoole in Cheapside with a paper upon their heads, shewinge their offence, This to be done upon a markett-day:—Fyne iis. 6d."

(7.) Entries of Session 24 February, 23 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the arraignment of Thomas Sutton, Richard Marten, William Hill, and Oliver Cromwell, for stealing a piece of woollen cloth worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Fletcher; with record of verdict of 'Guilty' against Thomas Sutton and Oliver Cromwell, record of 'Not Guilty' in respect to Richard Marten, and record that William Hill confessed the indictment, and also that Thomas Sutton after pleading his clergy effectually was branded and sent to prison in Bridewell, that William Hill was branded in London, and that Oliver Cromwell was sentenced to be hung (doubtless on another indictment.—Ed.) in London. This remarkable entry stands in the Register thus—

po se cul' ca' null' pe' li' le' cre Repr. to the Hospitall of Bridewell Lond'

Fe'Thomas Sutton
po se non cul nec se retr'
Ric'us Marten
Cogn' Cre' in Lond'
Will'us Hill
po se Cul ca null Ss. in Lond'
Oliverus Cromwell—pro un' pec' pan' Ian' val' iiiis. Thome Fletcher.

[In punctuated English.]

puts himself; 'Guilty'; no chattels; asks for the book, reads, is branded; Reprisoned to the Hospitall of Bridewell, London.

FeloniaThomas Sutton
puts himself; 'Not Guilty,' nor did they retract.
Richard Marten
confesses; is branded in London.
William Hill
puts himself; 'Guilty'; no chattels; Hanged in London.
Oliver Cromwell—for one piece of woollen cloth worth four shillings, of Thomas Fletcher.

(b.) Record of pardon granted by the King of his special favour, and allowed by the Court to the following persons, to wit,—Thomas Peirce, Anne Awborne, Margaret Blackstone, John Fettyplace, John North, Anne Burton, John Lowman, Henry Amys, Edward Hollyday, William Barraclough, Mary Carter, Anne Parsons, Elizabeth Edwards, Sara Dunn, Jane Blackwell, Anne Simons, Henry Higges, John Shorter, John Booth, William Cherrington, Rachael Warren, Thomas Parker, Thomas Janes, Mary Millett, William Hollis, William Thompson, Josias Curtis, Mary Williams, Isabella Fisher, John Burrowes, William Denbye, Margaret Hughes, Joan Hancocke, Francis Cozens, John White, Handford Alburton, Sara Killersbye, and Henry Duplois.

24 Charles I.
(1.) Sessions of Gaol Delivery held at the Old Bailey Court-House on 12 April, 17 May, 5 July, 31 August, 6 October, 6 December, 15 January,—seven Sessions.

(2.) Felons hung on verdicts given against them at these S. G. D. —males 34, females 6 = 40.

(3.) Record, in the entries of Session 5 July, 24 Charles I., of the arraignment of Arthur Aqueen for stealing and carrying off the goods of Simon Marshall, with this further record, "Stat mut' I'o h'et' judiciu' pene fortis et dure" = he stands mute; Therefore he has judgment of the peine forte et dure.

(4.) Entries of Session 31 August, 24 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the indictment of Thomas Miles, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, with a minute he is 'at large.'

(b.) Record of the indictment of Anne Smith, for speaking scandalous words against the King, Queen and Prince; with minute that the said Anne is 'at large.'

(c.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Joan Heaver for misprison of treason, with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of sentence that she forfeit her lands and goods for life and be imprisoned for life (o'ia bona forisfaciend et terr' duran' vita et imprisonam't' corpor' duran' vita).

(5.) Entries of 6 October, 24 Charles I.

(a.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Thomas Miles, for speaking scandalous words against the Parliament, with record of verdict 'Not Guilty.'

(b.) Record of the arraignment and trial of Anne Smith, for speaking scandalous words against the King, the Queen, and the Prince; with record of verdict 'Guilty,' and of the sentence on the said Anne to pay a hundred marks, and put in good sureties for her good behaviour.

(6.) Record, in entries of Session 15 January, 24 Charles I., of the arraignment and trial of John Washington and Nathaniel Wood, for stealing and carrying off certain goods belonging to Joseph Dale; with record that, Nathaniel Wood confessed the indictment and pleading his clergy effectually was (cre' in Lond') branded in London, and that John Washington put himself on trial, was found 'Guilty,' and after pleading his clergy (which plea was disallowed because he had had the book on a previous occasion) was sentenced to be hung; the record over John Washington's name running thus,—"po se Cull' ca' null' pe' li' no' h'et quia h'uit prius I'o Ss." = He puts himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country; the jury finds him 'Guilty'; he had no chattels; he asks for the book, does not have it because he had it in former time; Therefore—Judgment, that he be hanged.