Recognizances and indictments from the Sessions of the Peace rolls
Temp. Charles I

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1888

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'Recognizances and indictments from the Sessions of the Peace rolls: Temp. Charles I', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 160-187. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66044 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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RECOGNIZANCES AND INDICTMENTS TAKEN FROM SESSIONS OF PEACE ROLLS TEMP. CHARLES I.

11 April, 1 (sic) Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Henry Seagood of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. carpenter and Richard Carkys of March-Wood co. Southampton gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Hartoppe of St. Giles's &c. aforesaid taylor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Hartoppe at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for refusinge to ayde Phillip Parker to search for a Seminary Priest in the house of John Clarke of St. Gylesin-the-Feildes, the said Hartoppe beinge constable."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P.; For the appearance of John Clarke of St. Gyles's-in-the-Fields chaundler at the same next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for neglectinge to ayde John Fordham, a Headborough of St. Giles, to searche his house for a popish preist, the said Fordham beinge beaten downe a paire of staires and hurte, and the Preist therby escaped." S. P. R., 20 April, 2 Charles I.

22 July, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Suckling knt. Comptroller of the King's Household and J.P., of Robert White miller and John Crofton waterman, both of Twickenham, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of John Chapman of Twickenham tailor at the next S. P. for Middlesex to answer &c., for "his unlawfull hunting killing and stealing of conies in His Majesties Hare-Warren and Parke of Hampton Courte." S. P. R., 15 Jan., 1 Charles I.

8 December, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, on three several parchments, taken before Henry Banister esq. J.P., one of them being for the appearance of Robert Howket of Kelmishe co. Northampton grasier at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for abusinge William Maye before he meddled with him yesternight in the highewaye at 6 of the clocke betwixt the Red Bull and Islington townes ende &c." and the other two recognizances being for the appearance of William Maye of Islington co. Midd. gentleman and Henry Swynnerton of Islington aforesaid gentleman at the same next G. S. P. for Middle sex, to answer "for assaultinge Robert Howket and Christopher Henne" on the said occasion "upon the Kinges highewaye betweene the Red Bull and Islington." S. P. R., 20 April, 2 Charles I.

31 December, 1 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Baptiste Hickes knt. and bart. J.P., of Thomas Harding of Brompton co. Midd. yoman, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Thomas Wrist the said Thomas Harding's servant, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Wrist, at the next S. P. for the said county, to be held at Hickes Hall, to answer "for being in an alehouse drinking on Sabaoth daie, in time of divine praier."—Also, Recognizances, on three several parchments, taken in the same month before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Thomas Freeman of Little Chelsey victualler, Richard Cabell of Brompton husbandman and George Carver of Brompton yoman, at the same next S. P., to answer for drinking quarrelling and playing cardes &c. "in an alehouse on the Sabaoth Day in time of divine service." S. P. R., 15 Jan., 1 Charles I.

4 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of John Leverett of Clerkenwell husbandman and William Bum of Chisewell Streete London fletcher, in the sum of fifty pounds, and of William George of Morelane in Cripplegate London carman, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said William George at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for being a principall actor and sturrer up of a greate and daungerous ryott of CC people assembled in Grubbe Streete the first of May laste." S. P. R., 23 May, 2 Charles I.

16 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Robert Herringe of Shadwell in Stepney chirurgeon and William Smyth of St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of James Carver of Shadwell . . . ., in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said James Carver at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "touchinge a daungerous and great ryott committed in Whitecrosstreete at the Fortune Playhouse and especially for strikinge beatinge and assaulting Francis Foster the constable and Thomas Faulkner, an inhabitant at the Fortune Playhouse." S. P. R., 23 May, 2 Charles I.

16 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J. P., of James Carver sailer and William Foster cordwayner, both of Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Thomas Alderson of Stepney sayler, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Thomas Alderson at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "touchinge a greate and daungerous ryott committed in Whitecrosstreete at the Fortune Playhouse, and for joyninge with the rest of the Riotters in beatinge and assaultinge of Thomas Faulkener an inhabitant at the Fortune Playehouse, and beinge charged in the Kinges name to yeelde and keepe the peace hee saide hee cared not for the Kinge, for the Kinge paide them noe wages and therefore hee cared not, And further sayinge hee would bringe the whole Navy thither, to pull downe the playehouse." S. P. R., 23 May, a Charles I.

16 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Thomas Alderson of Wappinge saylor and William Smyth of St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Richard Margrave of Wapping saylor, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Richard Margrave at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for publishinge certaine discoveries of an intended assemblie at the Beare Garden, for revenge of an injurye done to a saylor, and that there would be a capten a drumme and cullors goe with them, and afterwards for denyinge itt on examinacion." S. P. R., 23 May, 2 Charles I.

18 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Robert Francke and William Collison, both of Blackwall in the parish of Stepney saylors, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Patrick Gray of Blackwall aforesaid, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Patrick Gray at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "touching a dangerous ryott at the Fortune Playhouse, and callinge to his fellow-saylors to knocke them all downe that were present." S. P. R, 23 May, 2 Charles I.

18 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of William Smyth of St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman and John Gilbye of Blackwall in Stepney co. Midd. purser, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Robert Francke of Blackwall aforesaid sailer, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Robert Francke at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "touchinge a daungerous and greate ryott committed in Whitecrossestreete at the Fortune Playhouse, and for givinge out that if they the saylers were not putt in a stronger then the New Prison, they would all be fetched out before the next morowe." S. P. R., 23 May, 2 Charles I.

18 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Lawrence Davige of St. Andrew's Holborn gentleman and John Kerbye of Blackwall in Stepney victualler, in the sum of five pounds, and of William Collison of Blackwall saylor, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said William Collison at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "concerninge a daungerous and greate ryott committed in Whitecrostreete at the Fortune Playhouse, and for assaultinge and strikinge of Edward Heather the Headboroughe." S. P. R., 23 May, 2 Charles I.

31 May, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Leonard Knight and George Nurse, both of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. chaundlers, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Robert Webb of the same parish cooke, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Webb at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for refusinge to doe his duty upon two severall occasions, beinge thereunto required by the warrant of Sir William Bruncker knt., as also for usinge contemptible speeches of Sir William to the prejudice of His Majesties service." S. P. R., 3 July, 2 Charles I.

16 November, 2 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Robert Cole of Oldstreete laborer and Richard Nicholls of Golding Lane blacksmith, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Adlam of the said lane laborer in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Adlam at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for annoyinge of the neighbours by empting of houses of office in his backside," i.e. the yard at the back of his house. S. P. R., 4 Dec., 2 Charles I.

3 April, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Ralph Hastings esq. J.P., of Robert Pinchback cordwainer and William Welsh victualler, both of St. Katherin's co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Robert Pinchback and William Welsh at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, "to prosecute and give their evidence against Thomas Fletcher, for raising a muteny and tumult among the souldiers and saylers on Tower Hill." S. P. R., 5 April, 3 Charles I.

25 May, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Long esq. J.P., of John Ockould of Symonds Inne in St. Dunstan's-in-theWest gentleman and Michael Dover of All Saints . . . . London scrivener, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Nicholas Davies of the last-named parish clothworker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Nicholas Davies at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for takeinge xxxs. of one Edward Meredith for a composicion to gett him freed from beinge pressed before the Deputy Lieutenauntes of the county of Middlesex at the last presse; whereof he gott his cloake and pawned it for xis. in parte of payment." S. P. R., 10 June, 3 Charles I.

7 August, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Lowther esq. J.P., of George Horsley of Goswell Street co. Midd. barber-chirurgion and Richard Troske of Clarkenwell cordwayner, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Maning at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answear the complaint of John Greene constable of Hoxton, for rescuing a man from him, whom he had pressed for his Majesty." S. P. R., 5 Sept., 3 Charles I.

27 August, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Thomas Davies of Whitechappell millwright and William Selwyn of Clarkenwell boddymaker, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Christopher Byfeild and George Beades both of St. Olave's in Southwarke co. Surrey millwrights in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Christopher Byfeild and George Beades at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for riotouslie pullinge downe an old shedd neere the duckinge pond in the night tyme."—Also, Recognizances, taken before the same J. P. on 25th of the same month; For the appearance of Francis Smith and John Gadsden, both of Clarkenwell millers, at the same next S. P., to answer to the same charge." S. P. R., 5 Sept., 3 Charles I.

12 November, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Fowler knt. J.P., of Zachereas Harley baker and Tobias Bucher yeoman, both of Whitechappell, in the sum of ten pounds each, and John Noller also of Whitechappell silkeweaver, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Noller at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for the unlawfull exactinge and takinge of fortie shillinges of money of Ralph Ostliffe of Ratcliffe tanner, for to discharge him of his Majesty's service, hee beinge impressed for a souldier." S. P. R., 3 Dec, 3 Charles I.

21 February, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Lowther esq. J.P., of Thomas Roades of Whitechappell yeoman and William Crosswell of Shorditch ink-home-maker, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Richard Burford of Whitechappell yeoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Richard Burford at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to aunswear the complaint of the inhabitants of Shorditch for casting six tunn of filth, taken out of common previes, into the common shoare neer the Curtaine Playhouse."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of the aforesaid Thomas Roades of Whitechappell yeoman, at the same S. P., to answer to the same complaint of the inhabitants of Shorditch. S. P. R., 5 April, 4 Charles I.

16 July, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Thomas Ockford of Aldersgate Streete London taylor and Edward Carrington of Bartholomew-Major London tobaccopipe-maker, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry More of Goldinglane tobacco-pipe-maker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Henry More and his wife Martha More at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for arresting their neigh bours on causeless accions, and for causing the Bellman to crie Jone Thornborough up and downe the streetes as though she had beene lost." S. P. R., 1 Sept., 4 Charles I.

11 September, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Anthony Brooke of Colman Street London imbroderer and Lewis Swifte of Checker Yarde at Dowgate London yoman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Abraham Rogers of High Holborne grocer and Robert Allington of Chancery Lane vitler, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Abraham Rogers and Robert Allington at the next S.P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for beating downe the windowes of Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Morecott and others at the backside of Holborne." S. P. R., 2 Oct., 4 Charles I.

23 September, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Gouldman Professor of sacred Theology and J.P., of Thomas Spayer yeoman and George Kelham tailor, both of Wentworth Street co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Spayer and George Kelham at the next S. G. D. for Middlesex, "to give evidence against Elizabeth Westbye for denieing the Church of England to be the true Church, and the Kinges Majestie the supreme head thereof." S. P. R., 2 Oct., 4 Charles I.

7 October, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J. P., of John Hill yoman and Robert Hill oatemealemaker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Hill at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for rudelie and wilfully running with his carte against the coache of Mr. Doctor Poe and breakinge the axe-tree thereof." S. P. R., . . . . Dec., 4 Charles I.

9 October, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Christofer Johnson of Goldinglane blacksmith and Walter Hughes of Whitecrosstreete laborer, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Alice Hinckley and Margarett Johnson, both of . . . . spinsters, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., they having been "taken as common prostitutes at the house of Suzan Evans neere the Fortune playehouse, being a noted b . . . . house." S. P. R., . . . . Dec, 4 Charles I.

27 October, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Gouldman, Professor of sacred Theology and J.P., of Clement Greenewood taylor and Thomas Tapper gardener, both of Mile End co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Joanes at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for cheating of James Fletcher with a counterfeit ringe of gold at Ladie faire in Southwarke." S. P. R., . . . . Dec, 4 Charles I.

11 January, 7 Charles I.—True Bill that, whereas Thomas Worsley late of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. esq. alias Thomas Worsley of Hovingham in the North Riding co. York esq. was convicted on the said day of not going to church &c. for a month . . . ., and afterwards to wit on 27 Sept. . . . ., in the See of Chester and in the presence of the Right Reverend Father in Christ the Bishop of Chester, was present in orderly and reverent manner at public prayers according to the form of the Book of Common Prayer, the same Thomas Worsley from the aforesaid 11 Jan., 7 Charles I., to this . . . . day of May, 17 Charles I., has . . . . dwelt and had his abode in the aforesaid parish of St. Andrew's-in-Holborne, and has not there publicly received the sacrament of the Lord's Supper . . . ., &c.—A parchment so defaced and mutilated that much of its evidence has perished. S. P. R., 4 May, 17 Charles I.

16 March, 7 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Sheppard esq. J.P., of William Gregson of Graies Inn Lane yeoman and Thomas Parker of the Myneries London yeoman of the guard, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Hebbed of Graies Inn Lane laborer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Hebbed at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for that he, being gate-keeper in the Kinges private waye neere Grayes Inn Lane End, would not suffer the Lord of Dorsettes secretary with divers other courtiers in his companye (who were then ridinge post upon speciall service for his Majestie as they affirmed) to passe that way without money for their passage." S. P. R., 8 April, 8 Charles I.

12 July, 9 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Laurence Whitaker of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields esq. J.P., of Thomas Mayow of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mayow at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex to be held after Michaelmas next, to frame a bill of indictment &c. against "one Alexander Baker whom he chargeth to be a Seminary Preist." S. P. R., 3 Oct., 9 Charles I.

12 September, 10 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Fleming esq. J.P., of William Coxe of Hamersmith labourer, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Thomas Turvyn taylor and Dominic Browne gardener both of Hamersmith aforesaid, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said William Coxe at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hickes Hall, to answer &c. "for striking Mr. Doctor Chambers with his whipp on Thursday the 11th of September at Hamersmith." S. P. R., 2 Oct., 10 Charles I.

15 December, 10 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Jay knt. J.P., of Thomas Bayley of Stepney merchant-taylor and John Davis of the Liberty of the Tower of London taylor, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of William Cooper of Stepney co. Midd. vintner, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Cooper at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "to such matters &c. as shalbe objected against him upon the complaynt of Fredericke Hoven of the Little Minorites picture-drawer." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 10 Charles I.

24 April, 12 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Harbottle Grimston esq. J.P., of Peter Bettenson of Fetter Lane gentleman and Hugh Higgens of Chauncerie Lane cutler, in the sum of ten pounds each, and Thomas Smith of Chauncerie Lane gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Smith at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for laying a traine and being a meanes to procure one Ralph Wiseman to be rescued from the constable, being committed for striking Robert Tubb with a sword and for animating the gentlemen of Lincolnes Inn to pumpe the constable." S. P. R., 28 April, 12 Charles I.

8 December, 12 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Edward Wells of Clarkenwell co. Midd. chaundler and Mathew Richardson of Chippinge-Wicken co. Bucks., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Bushee of Hownsloe co. Midd. paper-maker, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Bushee at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for grindinge ragges in his paper-mill that came from London, whereby one of his servantes became infected with the plague." S. P. R., 28 April, 12 Charles I.

19 March, 12 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of John Norfolke and William Wilbarr, both of Shorditch co. Midd. silkweavers, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of George Walker of Shorditch rag-gatherer, in the sum of forty pounds; The condition of the recognizances being "that the said George Walker doe not collect gather or laye up any ragges taken out of the streetes or any hooves of beastes or 'squibb' (sic) dureinge such tyme as the plague doth rayne within three myles of the cittie of London." —Also, Recognizances (on five several parchments) taken on divers days of the same March, 12 Charles I., before the same J.P. binding James Ewre of St. Olave's Southwarke yeoman, Frances Otes of Goldinglane widow, Humfrie Benninge of Shorditch yeoman, Mathewe Crowch of Grubstreete porter, John Edlington of Goldinglane porter, Edith Hitchcock of Shoreditch widow, John Birdseyes of Rosemary Lane co. Midd. chaundler, William Trindall of Rosemary Lane co. Midd. vitler, Hugh Smith of Golding Lane co. Midd. porter, Peter Smith of East Smithfeild co. Midd. vitler, and Daniel Clarke of Rosemary Lane aforesaid vitler, to forbear from collecting "any ragges taken out of the streetes or any hooves of beastes or squibb dureinge such tyme as the plague doth raigne within three myles of the cittie of London." S. P. R., 20 April, 13 Charles I.

26 March, 12 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Jay knt. J.P., of Nicholas Brotherton laborer and Margaret Welney widow, both of Wapping co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Joane Clarke, wife of Richard Clarke at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for breakeing open her doores when shee was shutt upp in her house, being visited with the plague, and goeinge abroad to the great daunger of infecting His Majestyes subjectes." S. P. R., 20 April, 13 Charles I.

16 January, 13 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of Thomas Thorneton of les Minoires (sic) London victualler and Samuel White of Warwicke Lane London tayler in the sum of ten pounds each, and Thomas Pinnocke of Barnsby Streete co. Surrey silkeweaver, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas Pinnocke's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for menacing and threatening to pull downe the Redbull playhouse and strikinge divers people with a great cudgell as he went alonge the streets." S. P. R., 14 Feb., 13 Charles I.

23 August, 14 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of William Moolde of Olde Bridewell London limeman and John West of Turmilstreete hemp-dresser, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Jacob of Olde Bridewell aforesaid, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Jacob at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for committing a greate disorder in the Red Bull playhouse and for assaulting and beating divers persons there." S. P. R., 27 Aug., 14 Charles I.

16 January, 14 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Lowther esq. J.P., of John Harris butcher and William Whitfeild weaver, both of Goldinglane co. Midd. in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of John Chambers at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare for being a sectary not conformeing himselfe to the Church of England." S. P. R., 15 Feb., 14 Charles I.

5 March, 14 Charles I.—Recognizances (on two several parchments) taken before Robert Fenn esq. J.P., of Robert Howman and Anthony Tucker, both of Kensington laborers, in the sum of forty pounds each; For their appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to give evidence "against Francis Bagshaw of Kensington labourer, touching some dangerous wordes by him spoken to this effect, vizt., That in case in the tyme of his Majesties absence in the northerne partes the Papistes should make any insurreccion against the Protestantes, he the said Bagshaw would joyne with the Papistes against the Protestantes." S. P. R., 26 March, 14 Charles I.

16 April, 15 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Jay esq. J.P., of George Showier and George Reade, both of East Smithfeild carmen, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of George Smith of East Smithfeild carman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said George Smith at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for aideing and assisting of one William Hawkes and others, and being a consenter with them to the presseing of men with a counterfeit warrant, makeing themselves to be constables and officers." S. P. R., 23 April, 15 Charles I.

19 April, 15 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Lowther esq. J.P., of John Fluellin gentleman and Henry Crosse joyner, both of Kowcrosse (sic), in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Ridley at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare the complainte of William Searles gentleman and John Evars gentleman, for pressinge them in the feildes without any warrant or license for the same, and afterwards would have had composicion and then to have discharged them, it being his common course which he followes." S. P. R., 23 April, 15 Charles I.

14 September, 15 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Nathaniel Snape esq. J.P., of John Harper of Wapping laborer, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Robert Wright of Whitechappell laborer, in the sum of five pounds; For the appearance of the said John Harper at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for beinge a loose idle fellow livinge out of service under pretence of coleheavinge once or twice a moneth."—Also, Recognizances, on twenty-one several parchments, taken on divers days of the same September before the same J.P., for the appearance of John Becke of . . . . laborer, John Pazemore of Wapping laborer, John Askew of St. Katherin's laborer, Richard Maweis of St. Olive's Southwark weltmonger, Thomas Pawlyn of East Smithfeild laborer, Thomas White of Ratcliffe laborer, Thomas Powell of Ratcliffe laborer, George Noades of Ratcliffe laborer, Robert Wetherell of Ratcliffe laborer, Richard Beyton of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields laborer, James Randall of Eastsmithfeild yeoman, Percivall Robinson ot Ratcliffe laborer, Richard Heath of East Smithfeilde laborer, William Goffe of East Smithfeild laborer, George Nellson of St. Katherin's blacksmith, Christopher Morganne of Rosemary Lane yeoman, Richard Tedman of St. Katherin's yeoman, Thomas Cragge of Shadwell tallow-chandler, Samuell Barrowe of Rosemary Lane laborer, Richard Kint of Awstin co. Hartford butcher, Henry Paine of Shadwell co. Midd. carpenter, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, in order that each of the said twenty-one persons may then and there answer "for beinge a loose idle fellow livinge out of service under pretence of coleheavinge once or twice a moneth." S. P. R., 1 Oct., 15 Charles I.

7 January, 15 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of William Greene tobacco-seller and John Bayley pin-maker, both of Olde Streete, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Williams of Olde Streete needlemaker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Williams at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., "Hee being charged by the Needlemakers for making false counterfaite needles of iron which are poisoned, wherewith if any one bee pricked it poisons the flesh and endangers the whole bodie." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 15 Charles I.

12 April, 16 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Balfour knt. J.P., of Thomas Dixon of Southwarke co. Surrey merchant and Danyell Price of the Liberty of the Tower of London taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Micah Browne of St. Buttolphes Algate feltmaker, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Micah Browne's appearance at the next Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being found in a private house in an unlawfull assembly or Conventicle, exercising the holy duty of prayer and hearinge the scriptures expounded by men of the laytie."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Danyell Price of the Liberty of the Tower of London taylor, and Henry Jesse of the same Liberty yeoman, and Thomas Dixon of Southwarke co. Surrey merchant, and Nathaniel Batchelor of Southwarke feltmaker, at the next Q. S. P. for Middlesex, in order that each of them may answer to the same charge of being found at a religious conventicle." S. P. R., 19 May, 16 Charles I.

11 September, 16 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of George Buckwell of Kingstone co. Surrey linen draper and John Kinge of Richmond co. Surrey carpenter, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of one John Buckwell at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. for that "in an humour of distraction (which he maketh showe of)" he "hath misdemeaned himselfe in the house of the Queene her Majesties Mother at Cheswicke, both in uttering of divers distracted and offensive speeches, and in assaulting some of her Majesties servants, and committing of other outrages in the houses of some of the adjoyning neighbours." S. P. R., 1 Oct., 16 Charles I.

12 September, 16 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Herne esq. J.P., of Richard Lane of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. butcher, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of Anne Lane, wife of the said Richard Lane, at the next S. P. for Mid dlesex, "to give evidence against William O'Conner an Irishe Priest." S. P. R., 1 Oct., 16 Charles I.

10 December, 16 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Fowler knt. J.P., of Richard Bosson gentleman and Thomas Roberts victualler, both of Islington co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Edward Martindall of Islington victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Edward Martindall at the next S. P. for co. Midd. to answer &c. "for departing out of the Court before hee had given evidence against Popeish Recusantes after hee was sworne to give evidence against them upon a bill of indictment." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 16 Charles I.

24 December, 16 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of Mary Beard and Grace North, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinsters, in the sum of . . . . each; For the appearance of the said Mary Beard and Grace North at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to "give evidence against Elizabeth Shipley whom they charge to have uttered most lewd and scandalous speeches against the Professors of the true Religion established in this kingedome."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day, before the same J.P., for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Shipley of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinster, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer the aforesaid charge.—Also, Recognizances, taken on 13 Dec., 16 Charles I., for the appearance of Joan Cockes and Katherine Skull, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinsters, at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, "to give evidence against one Joan Worrall, whom they charge with uttering of most scandalous and reproachfull speeches against the Professors of the true Religion established in this kingdome." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 16 Charles I.

9 January, 16 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of Edward Sharpe of St. Clement's Danes' gouldsmith, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Edward Sharpe's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to give evidence &c. "against one John Goodman, whom he chargeth to be a Romish Preist and a Seducer of his Majesties subjects from the true Religion." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 16 Charles I.

12 February, 16 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Hooker esq. J.P., of Thomas Gardiner of St. Clement's Danes' bricklayer and Thomas Stone of Bee Lane London yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Baker of St. Clement's Danes' taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Baker at the next S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, he being "charged with suspicion of stealeing a blacke cloth cloake, a botle of stronge waters, a botle of oyle and a botle of tobacco, the goods of William Seacole. S. P. West. R., 30 April, 17 Charles I.

20 February, 16 Charles I.—True Bill that Thomas Carne, John Ryan, John Barter, John Newsom, John Stansby, John Gooth, Roland Hawkins, Arnold Hall, Thomas Smith, John Doverly, Robert Lovell, John Harris, Arthur Beadle, Peter Newgate, John . . . ., Charles Blunt, and Robert Chamberlaine, all seventeen late of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. gentlemen, were convicted on the said 20 Feb., 16 Charles I., of not going to church chapel or any other usual place of Common Prayer during one month, beginning on 1 Jan., 16 Charles I., and further that each and all of the said seventeen gentlemen, from the said 20 Feb., 16 Charles I., even unto the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, the 4th of May, 17 Charles I., have remained and dwelt at St. Andrew's-in-Holborne aforesaid, being within the distance of ten miles from the City of London, and that no one of them has departed from the said parish to the distance of ten miles from the City of London, and that no one of them has delivered himself to any nearest Justice of the Peace, to the manifest contempt of the Lord now King, and against the same King's crown and dignity and also against the statute in this case published and provided. S. P. R., 4 May, 17 Charles I.

19 May, 17 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Darcy esq. J.P., of Edmund Nulty and Francis Ellis, both of St. Clement's Danes' tailors in the sum of twenty pounds each, and James Carden of the same parish taylor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said James Carden's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being att masse att the Portugall Embassadour's, contrary to the statute in that case made."—Also, Recognizances, taken before the same J.P., on the 16th of the same month; For the appearance of Christopher Plunkett of London gentleman, Gerard Dowdall of London gentleman, Elizabeth Wilkinson of St. Andrew's Holborne widow, and William Foxe of St. Clement's Danes' tailor, at the same next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for being at Masse att the Portugall Embassadors."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same 16 May, 17 Charles I., before John Hooker esq. J.P.; For the appearance of Dorothy Fennick of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, Frances James of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields spinster, Henry Potter of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields chaundler, William Cranke of St. Martin's-in-theFields cooke, Alexander Macdam of St. Margaret's Westminster yeoman, George Matchett of St. Andrew's Holborn gentleman, and John Skeele of St. Gyles's-in-the-Fields laborer, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for goeinge to masse at Somersett House contrary to an order of the Honourable House of Commons in parliament, each of the said persons being a popish recusant confessed." S. P. R., 8 June, 17 Charles I.

13 June, 17 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Springett J.P., of Thomas Hunt cutler and Henry Clarke draper, both of St. Bride's London, in the sum of ten pounds each, and Walter Wasse of Little Brittayne in St. Buttolph's Aldersgate London stationer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Walter Wasse at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for sayeing that the Booke of Common Prayer was noe divine prayer, and that he had rather heere a sermon under a tree then out of a pulpitt." S. P. R., 20 July, 17 Charles I.

4 August, 17 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Inigo Jones esq. J.P., of William Barton and Thomas Reddall, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields yeomen, in the sum of thirty shillings each, and Richard Barton of the same parish yeoman, in the sum of sixty shillings; For the appearance of the said Richard Barton at the next S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, "to answer the complaynt of Elianor Bartlett, the wife of Henry Bartlett of the parish aforesayd taylor, for flinging a payre of slings at her and hitting her therewith." In the body of the document 'Inigo' appears as 'Ignatius' (coram me Ignatio Jones armigero). S. P. West. R., . . . . 17 Charles I.

8 May, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Laurence Whitaker esq. J.P., of John Wilkinson miller and Robert Seaverne . . . ., both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of John Dunnington of the same parish wyer-drawer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Dunnington's appearance at the next Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c. "for refuseing to take the oathe of Supremacye and entertaining recusants in his house."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of Elizabeth Selbye and Frances Skelton, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinsters, at the next Q. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c. "for refuseing to take the Oath of Supremacie." S. P. West. R., 1 July, 18 Charles I.

5 June, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before William Gibbs esq. J.P., of Robert Agred of St. Andrewes Holborne gentleman and Aron Kinge of London tailor, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of George Durrant of London . . . . at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. for speakinge seditious and scandalous words against the Honourable Houses of Parliament." S. P. R., 5 July, 18 Charles I.

14 June, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before William Gery esq. J.P., of Edward Lucas of St. Andrew's in Holborne gentleman and James Austin of St. James's Clerkenwell gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Edward Lucas at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere the complaint of Mr. Wiggon, one of the constables of St. Andrewes Holborne, for upbraiding him with uncivill language and calling him one of the malignant partye." S. P. R., 5 July, 18 Charles I.

19 July, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Timothy Stampe esq. J.P., of Dorothy Lowe and Edith Yermitage, both of Lymehouse spinsters, in the sum of five pounds each, and of Rachel Weaburne also of Lymehouse spinster, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Rachel Weaburne's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for sayinge that Mr. Edgworth curate of Stepney parish was a damnd dogg and that she would rather goe to heare a cart wheele creake and a dogg barke then to heare him preach." S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

25 July, 18 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before Timothy Stampe esq. J.P., of John Holloway of Wapping butcher; For the said John Holloway's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give evidence against John Bassett of Stepney, for sayinge on Easter day last that hee did not care for the kinge, and that hee was as good a man as the kinge, with many other wild speeches both against Mr. Stampe viccar and Mr. Edgworth curate of Stepney, and agaynst the booke of Common Prayer, and saying that all that heard and read it were damned." S. P. R., 4 Oct., 18 Charles I.

30 July, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Timothy Stampe esq. J.P., of Francis Bearne of Leadenhall Streete London groome and Thomas Bearne father of the said Francis, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the said Francis Bearne's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for saying that Justice Stampe deserved to stand in the pillory and hoped to see him hanged, and likewise for disturbeinge the curate of Stepney in readinge of divine service last fast day." S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

23 August, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Sander Duncombe knt. (?) J.P., of Arnold Mice of the Strand cordwayner, in the sum of forty pounds, and of John Shuter of Drury Lane cordwayner and Francis Higham of St. Sepulchre's London cordwayner, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Arnold Mice at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c, he being "a Frenchman and one of the thirteene Frenchmen who did with their swords and rapiers uppon Satterday was seavenight assault, wound, stabb, thrust and cutt severall partes of the severall bodies of John Stevens, John Williams, John Brasingdale, Humphrey Heycock, Griffith Williams, William Russell, John Stukeley and John Westeby, souldiers imployed in this present service under the command of Capten Thomas Savile esq., one of the captens belonging to the Right Honourable the Earle of Stanford's regiment."—Also, Recognizances, on four several parchments, before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Stephen Jobur shoemaker and William Pomeere of Lutener's Lane in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, and Elopaine Gandie and John Newton, both of Drury Lane cordwainers, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c, they being four of the afore-mentioned thirteen Frenchmen. S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

18 September, 18 Charles I.—True Bill that Hugh Jennings late of Heston cutler, on the said day, being Lords day in English Sunday, and on two other Lords days then next following, not having any legitimate or reasonable excuse for being absent did not diligently and faithfully endeavour to come to the church of his aforesaid parish or to his usual chapel and did not remain there in orderly and sober wise during the time of common prayer, or any other service of God then and there used ministred &c. In Latin this form of indictment runs "Juratores pro Domino Rege &c. &c. Hugo Jennings nuper de Heston in comitatu Middlesexie predicto cutler decimo octavo die Septembris anno regis &c. decimo octavo existente die dominico anglice Sunday et duobus aliis diebus dominicis tunc proxime sequentibus non habens ullam legitimam vel racionabilem excusacionem absentem esse diligenter et fideliter non conatus fuit adire anglice to resorte ecclesie sue parochiali vel capelle sue consuete et tunc et ibidem non mansit ordinate et sobrie durante tempore communis precacionis vel alius servicii dei tunc et ibidem usitatati et ministrati contra formam &c. &c."—Also, similar True Bills against John Holloway late of New Brainford yeoman and John Jennings late of New Brainford co. Midd. cooper, for not resorting to church &c. on seven consecutive Sundays, the first of them being 11 Oct., 18 Charles I. S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

11 October, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Sander Duncombe knt. J.P., of Nicholas Lewis of Thames Streete London letterman and Henry Kerrington of St. James's Clarkenwell button-maker, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of William Kendall of St. Martin's le-Grand button-maker, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said William Kendall's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speakeing unreverent wordes against the Parliament, saying that all the souldiers who went on the Parliament's side were tray tours." S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

12 November, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before George Longe esq. J.P., of William Gery of Grayes Inne esq. and Robert Nelson of Clarkenwell esq., in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of Alexander Pepper, servant of the said Robert Nelson, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., he being "accused by Ellen Richardson to have said 'I hope to see the Cittie on fire and the parliament all hanged.'" S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

2 December, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before William Gery esq. J.P., of John Poole of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields messenger, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Nicholas Hough of Limehouse baker and . . . ., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said John Poole's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c, he being " charged by a warrant from the Right Honourable the Earle of Peterborough for taking up horses under a pretence of a warrant from Parliament." S. P. R., . . . ., 18 Charles I.

22 March, 18 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Sheppard esq. J.P., of John Backhowse of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Robert Rigg of the said parish broker and Thomas Grymesditch of St. Dunstan's-in-leWest gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Backhowse at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speaking dishonourable wordes against the Parliament." S. P. R., 11 April, 19 Charles I.

22 April, 19 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Bucknell esq. J.P., of William Castle of Hallowell Street co. Midd. glover, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Richard Willyams and William Haynes, both of the said street glovers, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said William Castle at the next S. B. for Middlesex, "to answere for his barbarous and inhumane strikeing of his apprentice Elizabeth Watken (or Wathen), giveing her above one hundred and six stripes with a rodd before he ceased correcting of her." S. P. R., 17 May, 19 Charles I.

3 July, 19 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Mathew Francis esq. J.P., of Francis Knox and Walter White, both of St. Bartholomew's tailors, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Silvester Thome of St. Sepulchre's tailor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Silvester Thorne at the next S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c, he being "charged for speakinge words against his Majestic" S. P. West. R., . . . ., 19 Charles I.

26 July, 19 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Sheppard esq. J.P., of Edmond Roby of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields scrivener, John Whitehead of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields cooke and Arthur Wright of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields pavier, in the sum of forty pounds each, and Margaret Roberts of St. Andrew's Holborne widow, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Margaret Roberts at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., she being "charged to have spoken scandalous words against the King" and against one of the Justices of the Peace for Middlesex. S. P. R., 29 August, 19 Charles I.

8 August, 19 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Willys and Chaloner Chute Justices of the Peace, of Thomas Parr of Chesweeke co. Midd. 'cerviciarius'=brewer, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Parr and his wife Ellen Parr at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment &c. "against Edward Messenger of Chesweeke aforesaid waterman for certain wordes by him spoken in derogacion of his Majesty." S. P. R., 3 Oct., 19 Charles I.

23 May, 20 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before George Manley esq. J.P., of James Garrison of Westminster basketmaker, in the sum of ten pounds; For the appearance of the said James Garrison at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, "to give evidence against Charles Best for sayeinge the Kinge was a bastard." S. P. West. R., 12 July, 20 Charles I.

3 June, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of . . . . Winch laborer and William Wethered yeoman, both of Southmyms co. Midd., in the sum of five pounds each, and of Richard Mason of . . . ., in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Richard Mason's appearance at the next S. P., for Middlesex, to answer "for speaking very opprobrious wordes against the Right Honourable His Excellency the Earl of Essex." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 20 Charles I.

11 June, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of Richard Staunton of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman and John Holland of Greene Dragon Court in the said parish porter and John Burton of . . . . at Kingegate gardener, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Bagley, an inmate of Geoffrey Savage of the aforesaid parish cook, and wife of Hugh Bagley of the city of Dublin in Ireland cook, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for reporting false newes scandalous to the souldiers sett forth by the Parliament," it being also noted in the memorandum at the foot of the recognizance, that she "allso confesseth that she is a papist and that she was never yet indicted for it." S. P. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

14 June, 20 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before George Manley esq. J.P., of Robert Burroughes of the city of Westminster drapier, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Burroughes at the next G. S. P. for City and Liberty of Westminster, to prosecute the law &c. against Jaine Dunne and Mary Cheese and John Wiggons, "for scandalous wordes spoaken against His Majesty." S. P. West. R., 12 July, 20 Charles I.

21 June, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Bucknell esq. J.P., of William Richardson gentleman, Edward Mellin gentleman and Elizabeth Lewes spinster, all three of Lincolnes Inne Feilds, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of each of the said three bounden persons at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to prosecute a bill of indictment against Elizabeth Robinson alias Conway widdow, they having accused her to be one of the personns which broke into the house of the Right Honourable James Earle of Carlile (scituate in Lincolnes Inne Feildes) upon the 18th day of March last in the night tyme &c." S. P. R., . . . ., 20 Charles I.

1 July, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before William Mellish esq. J.P., of Gilbert Havers of St. Catherine's Coleman London merchant and William Heath of Spittlefeilds gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Dorothy Crowch at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare the complaint of Dr. Symon Digby, for scandelizeinge him and keepinge a disorderly taverne and sufferinge her sonne and others to singe reproachfull songs in her howse against the Parliament." S. P. R., 3 Sept., 20 Charles I.

24 July, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq., J.P., of William Henson and Robert Peck, both of Monken Hadley co. Midd. yeomen, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Fellow of the same parish yeoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Fellow at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to be held at Hickxhall (sic), to answer "for causing his sonne John Fellow to beate Henry Hoare, and for calling the said Henry Hoare 'roundheaded rogue,' and at the same tyme for saying to bystanders, 'I would the roundheads would rise, we should find as many partakers as they shall; I will spend the dearest bloud I have against the Roundheads.'" S. P. R., 3 Sept., 20 Charles I.

10 August, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of William Bestowe of Leonard's parish Shoreditch weaver and Prias Lacy of the same parish haberdasher, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of William Harmon of the same parish gardiner, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Harmon at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall, to answer "for saying the Parliament were all rogues and thieves and they would be the confusion of the Kingdome." S. P. R., 3 Sept., 20 Charles I

12 September, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Bucknell esq. J.P., of Richard Southwicke of Old Jury London gentleman, William Mercer of Little Britton London marchant and John Tayler of Warwicke Lane London marchauntaylor, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Charitie Chapple of Silver Street London widow, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Charitie Chapple at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "there to annswere for speaking false and scandalous words against the parliament." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 20 Charles I.

30 October, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Dawlman esq. J.P., of George Randoll and Lazarus Foy, both of Giles's Creplegate parish weavers, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Katherine Foy at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for abusing and scandalizing Susan Plat, charging her with a matter of fact of baptizing a catt, and speaking wordes of defamacion against the Sacrament of Baptisme." S. P. R., . . . . Dec., 20 Charles I.

2 December, 20 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Bucknell esq. J.P., of William Spencer of Cowcrosse co. Midd. butcher, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said William Spencer's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give in evidence against John Eastwood" of Islington "yeoman for uttering words against the King and Parliament, saying he would neither obey King nor Parliament."—Also, Recognizances, taken on 29 Nov., 20 Charles I., before the same J.P., of John Eastwood and Anthony Greene, both of Islington co. Midd. yeomen, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said John Eastwood's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere the informacion of William Spencer and William Frier of Cowcrosse butchers for saying he would neither obey King nor Parliament, also to answere for assaulting and strikeing of them; besides he swoare eight oaths in the parish of James Clarkenwell." S. P. R., . . . . Dec, 20 Charles I.

5 December, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Fauconberge esq. J.P., of Francis Filkins tailor and Susan Boyes widow, both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Roger Bood of the same parish vintner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Roger Bood at the next G. S. P. for the City of Westminster, to answer &c. "for wordes spoken to the discouragement of the souldiers of Westminster, that went forth in the last expedicion." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 20 Charles I.

15 January, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, on two several parchments, taken before Richard Keble esq. J.P., of Thomas Mayo of St. Andrew's in Holborne gentleman and James Wadsworth of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mayo and James Wadsworth at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hixhall (sic), to prefer an indictment and give evidence "against Henry Morse a Jesuit now prisoner in Newgate." S. P. R., . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.

19 January, 20 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Bucknell esq. J.P., of Joseph Wood of St. Bridget's London gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Joseph Wood at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give in evidence against Charles Gray, who upon the said Mr. Wood's informacion lieth in prison for speakeing wordes against the Parliament." S. P. R., . . . . Jan., 20 Charles I.

31 January, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, on two several parchments, taken before Richard Keble esq. J.P., of Thomas Mayo of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman and James Wadsworth of St. Giles's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mayo and James Wadsworth at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hixhall (sic), to prefer an indictment and give evidence "against Thomas Worstley Harvey a suspected Romish preist now prisoner in Newgate." S. P. R., . . . . March, 20 Charles I.

19 February, 20 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of Richard Rainbird of St. Clement's Danes' grocer, James Wadsworth of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, John Parkes of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields embroiderer, and Thomas Raston of St. Andrewes Holborne cooke, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Smyth, wife of Thomas Smyth of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman, at the next S. P. for Middlesex &c.,—she being "charged by Mr. Wadsworth and Mr. Mayo messengers &c. to have bin at Masse this day at the Portugal Embassadours house, which she before me confessed."—Also, Recognizances, on four several parchments, taken before the same J.P., of the same aforesaid four sureties, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Sharlott Bromvaile (wife of Francis Bromvaile of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman), Margaret Rowse (wife of Andrew Rowse of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman) and Katherine Boveile (wife of Richard Boveile of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman) at the next S. P. for Middlesex, each of the said three gentlewomen being "charged for being at Masse this day." S. P. R., . . . . March, 20 Charles I.

28 February, 20 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Smith esq. J.P., of William Hide of Finchley yeoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of John Shambrooke the Younger of Finchley aforesaid at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "upon the complaint of the churchwardens of Finchley aforesaid, for fighting in the church on the Sabath Day and disturbeing of the Minister and congregacion."—Also, Recognizances, on two several parchments, taken on the same aforesaid day before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Henry Harrison and Thomas Roome of Finchley yeomen at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for fighting in Finchley church on the Sabbath Day.—Also, Recognizances, taken on 4 March, 20 Charles I., before the same J.P.; For the appearance of William Maikin of Finchley yeoman at the next S.P. for Middlesex, to answer the complaint of the churchwardens of the said parish, who charge him "for fighting in the church and disturbing the Minister and congregacion on the Sabath-day." S. P. R., . . . . March, 20 Charles I.

5 May, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Solomon Smith esq. J.P., of Edward Garman . . . . and John Frith cooper, both of St. Sepulchres London, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Edward Nuton and his wife Christiana Nuton at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being suspected to intice and steale away young children, to convey them on ship-board, to bee conveyed to the plantacions beyond the seas." S. P. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.

12 May, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Christopher Clarke of Bishopsgate Street weaver and Robert Benson of Hollowell Street cordwinder, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of William Graunt of the same street weaver, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Graunt's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answer for assaulting and pumping of Margarett Emmerson upon the false report of a spiritt or an inticer or inveagler of children from their parentes, there beinge noe charge or accusation laid against her."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P.; For the appearance of Thomas Faulkner . . . . at the same next S. P., to answer for "assaulting and pumping of Margarett Emmerson uppon the" same "false report." S. P. R., . . . ., 21 Charles I.

30 June, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, on two several parchments, taken before William Ashton esq. J.P., in the sum of twenty pounds for each of two principals, and in the sum of ten pounds for each person of the two pairs of sureties; For the appearance of James Wayte and Robert Hamond, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields shoemakers, at the next S. P. for Westminster, to answer for not going to church during the two years last past, and for saying that "the Church is noe true Church." S. P. West. R., 2 Oct., 21 Charles I.

9 September, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Humphrey Edwards esq. J.P., of Margaret Robinson of St. Martin's parish . . . ., and Henry Robinson of the same parish yeoman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Margaret Robinson at the next S. P., to answer "for a ryott upon Mary Hodges, and sayinge shee was a sperritt &c., and that she tooke away two children &c." S. P. West. R., 2 Oct., 21 Charles I.

26 September, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of William Platt of Goswell Street gentleman and Edward Breese of the same street weaver, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Charles Gold of Clarkenwell gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Charles Gold's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answer for speaking wordes against the Parliament, vizt. God blesse the Kinge and lett the Parliament be hanged." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 21 Charles I.

27 September, 21 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of John Davies of Whitecrosstreet tailor, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Adam Thorowgood of Whitecrosstreet victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Adam Thorowgood's appearance at the S. P. for Middlesex, to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answer for assaulting and beating of John Muncaster and Francis Bishopp, Collectours for the moneys assessed for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe, and for raising a tumult about them and saying they had picked his pockett of 19s. 6d." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 21 Charles I.

14 April, 22 (sic) Charles I.—Recognizances, on two several parchments, taken before Sir Edward Powell knt. and bart. J.P., of John Bomer of Westminster . . . ., and William Chamber of Axe Yard Westminster . . . ., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Bomer and William Chamber at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberties of Westminster, to give evidence against "Margarett Hogge alias Armory now prisoner in the Gatehouse, touching the death of Thomas Milton."— Also, Recognizances, taken on 28 Jan., 22 Charles I. before Thomas Bowkers coroner for the City and Libertie (sic) of Westminster, of James Trye yeoman and Cornelius Caroll yeoman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said James Trye and Cornelius Caroll at the next S. P. for the City and Libertie of Westminster, to give evidence against the same Margarett Hogge alias Armory touching Thomas Milton's death. S. P. West. R., . . . . April, 23 Charles I.

11 May, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Newdegate esq. J.P., of Thomas Mayo of London gentleman and Cæsar Burton of the parish of Savoy co. Midd. cordwyner, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mayo and Cæsar Burton at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to prosecute one bill of indictment and give in evidence . . . . against Alice Ulloa, prisoner in New Prison, concerning her popish recusancy and refusing the Oath of Allegiance." S. P. R., 13 May, 22 Charles I.

26 May, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of John Owen of Whitechappell gunsmith and John . . . . of Staining Lane London victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of William Prince at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for riding a full gallopp with five horses tailed together through Whitechappell Street, and running over the body of Elizabeth Lawrence an antient woman, whereby she received much hurt." S. P. R., 2 July, 22 Charles I.

13 June, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Povey esq. J.P., of Henry Pigg husbandman and Richard Rowell junior . . . ., bothe of Ashford co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Rowell senior of the same parish, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Rowell at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for his misdemeanour in speakinge of opprobrious words and evill languages against Abell Topsill, Vicar of Ashford, as calling him rogue and rascall." S. P. R., 2 July, 22 Charles I.

19 June, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, on three several parchments, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P.; For the appearance of John Munnings collermaker, Samuell Cowper tallowchaundler and John Hollyman silkethrowster, all three of Whitechappell co. Midd., at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being (amongst divers others riotously and tumultuously assembled at Whitechappell Church on Tuesday being the 16th day of this instant June, who did then and there violently breake open the church dore with a crow of iron, and afterwards upon the coming of the officers of the parish did forcibly detaine them as prisoners in the said church and lockt the dores upon them." S. P. R., 2 July, 22 Charles I.

6 August, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Andrew Wallis of Whitechappell glover and Samuel Webb of Hogg Lane in Leonard's Shoreditch glover, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Anselme Polton of Whitechappell cordwinder, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Anselme Polton at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to be held at Hickes Hall, to answer &c. "for speaking scandalous wordes against the King and Parliament." S. P. R., 1 Sept., 22 Charles I.

3 December, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Hooker esq. J.P., of Azarias Pheasant taylor and Timothy Pheasant gentleman, both of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Judith Pheasant, wife of the said Azarias Pheasant, at the next S. P. to answer &c., she "being charged to have bidd a pox of God take the Parliament and all that belonges to them, and to have sworne severall oathes also that shee would invent a new curse for them, being drunke, and other offences." The J.P. adds this further memorandum, "It was testified before mee that the said Judith Pheasant swore 10 oathes in the Savoy parish." S. P. West. R., 14 Jan., 22 Charles I.

10 December, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of John Betts victualler and John Hockin cabinetmaker, both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Lucy Betts, wife of the said John Betts, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., for that she is "charged by Thomas Mayo gentleman and hath confessed before me, that she is a Popish Recusant." S. P. R., 8 Dec., 22 Charles I.

30 January, 22 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Eubulus Thelwall esq. J.P., of Mungo Murrey of Westminster gentleman and John Ireland of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields glaisier, in the sum of forty pounds each, "under condition that the aforesaid Mungo Murrey and John Ireland or either of them shall transport George Middlemore still being in the House of Correction for Westminster or cause him to be transported to the island called le Barbadoes or to some other place beyond sea, according to an order made at G. S. P. for the aforesaid city held on Monday the eleventh day of January last past." S. P. West. R., . . . April, 23 Charles I.

31 March, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of John Sampson of East Smithfeild turner and William Leefeild of Spittlefeilds victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Sampson at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for saying "that the letters that were taken in the King's Cabbinett were not of the Kinges owne handwriting, but that the State did counterfeit his owne hand." S. P. R., 27 April, 23 Charles I.

3 April, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Justinian Pagitt esq. J.P., of James Wadsworth of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman and William Kinge of St. Andrew's Holborne barber, in the sum of five pounds each, and Philip Roper of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the appearance of the said Philip Roper at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., he being "charged by Robert De Luke, one of the Messengers of the House of Commons, to be a Popish Recusant, which he hath before me confessed himselfe to be." S. P. R., 27 April, 23 Charles I.

9 April, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of John Roberts of Stepney joyner and John De Ventris of Whitechappell grocer, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Thomas Trescott of St. Buttolph's-without-Algate marriner, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Trescott at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for that hee is suspected to bee one of those that take up children in the streets and are commonly called by the name of Spiritts, as well for that hee endeavoured to entice away the daughter of one Winefred Baily a poore widow woman, to the greate griefe of the said Winefred Baily, as also the covenaunt servaunt of Sampson Walker (whereby the said Walker might have been much damnified) under false pretences to carry them to the Barbadoes." S. P. R., 27 April, 23 Charles I.

4 June, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Henry Wharton and Dutton Thicknes both of Leonard's Shoreditch weavers, in the sum of twenty pounds, and Richard Walker of the same parish laborer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Richard Walker at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for raising strife and division between the parishioners of the parishe of Leonard Shoreditch and the minister of the said parishe (being an honest godly man) by uttering and venting scandalous and false reports against him, whereby he hath falsely accused him to have bin a Captaine in the Kinges service against the Parliament, and for saying that the Cavaliers were the honestest men in the Kingdome." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

7 June, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Thomas West of Chesham co. Bucks inkeeper and Robert Eeles of Chiswell Street victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Edward Crowch of Peter's parish Cornhill London stationer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Edward Crowch and his wife Mary Crowch at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c., they being charged "upon suspicion to be Papistes and to come from hearinge masse at the Spanishe Embassadours by Thomas Mayo and John Pider, whereof Thomas Mayo together with one James Wadesworth (sic) hath a warrant under the hand of Mr. Lawrence Whittacre (sic) esq., to take and apprehend all such suspicious persons as shall resort to such places." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

7 June, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Thomas Mayo and John Pider, both of Fetter Lane London gentlemen, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mayo and John Pider at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to prosecute and give evidence against Edward Crowch and Mary his wife, for that they suspect and charge them thereupon to be papistes and to heare masse by their coming out from the Spanishe Embassador's." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

5 July, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before John Herne esq. J.P., of Thomas Standish of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman and John Hall of Chancery Lane gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of Thomas Cowley of Southropp co. Gloucester gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Cowley at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for the escape of Richard Pearse a late prisoner in Newgate, there charged for killing of a man, for furthering whereof the said Thomas Cowley is charged." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

9 July, 23 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken at S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, of William Browne of Westminster salter and William Morris of the same city grocer, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Robert Hibblethwaite of Snowringe Magna co. Norfolk clerk, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert Hibblethwaite at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to be held at Hickes Hall, to answer &c. "touching his speaking of seditious wordes against the King." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

9 July, 23 Charles I.—Recognizance, taken before John Hooker esq. J.P. and other Justices of the Peace, assembled at G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, of John Atkyns of Holborne inn-keeper, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Atkyns at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be held at Hicks Hall in St. John's Street, to prefer a bill of indictment and give evidence "against Robert Hibblethwaite clarke for speaking sedicious wordes against the kinge." S. P. R., 13 July, 23 Charles I.

For twenty-four entries of recognizances and other matters, preserved in the S. P. files of 22, 23 and 24 Charles I., searchers are referred to pp. 97 to 105 of the present volume. At the close of this collection of matters taken from the Midd. MSS. temp. Charles I., may be put the following extract from one of the S. P. Books, that accidentally missed its proper place in the present volume.

13 January, 24 Charles I.—Order touching Anne Curtyn a professed Jewess, made at Sessions of Peace, held 13 Jan., 24 Charles I.: —Whereas by an Order of Sessions, dated first day of September last, it appears that Anne Curtyn stood then committed to the New Prison at Clerkenwell by warrant of Law. Whitaker esq., one of the Justices of the Peace of this County, for that she denied Jesus Christ to [be] a profitt and his propheticall office, for being a professed Jew and causing children to be circumsided (sic), and that the Keeper of the said prison was thereby ordered (with the said Curtyn) to attend the Assembly of Divines, who were thereby desired to examine hir, and to endeavour to reclaym her from hir sayd errors, and if they find her obstinate, that they certifie the same &c.—Now for that Mr. Adoniram Byfeild scribe to the Assembly of Divines did attend this Court and did certifie in the name of the Assembly that, as they were an Assembly, they were only to consider and debate of such matters, as are referred to them from one or both Houses of Parliament, and that therefore, though not as an Assembly, yet [as] private Christians, they have had conference with the sayd Anne Curtyn about her opinions and for what cause her opinion of Christ's being noe profitt &c., they found she only differed in termes but not substance, but as to her profession and practice of a Jew, they found hir obstinate. Upon which this Court, conceiving they have no conuzance of the fact being merely ecclesiasticall, order the sayd Anne Curtyn to be discharged from prison. S. P. Book.