Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1658

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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268-276

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1658', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 268-276. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66054 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1658

4 January, 1657/8.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Caswell esq. J.P., of John Hone of Tuddington co. Midd. husbandman, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Hugh Clerke fisherman and John Durdin vitler, both of Tuddington aforesaid, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said John Hone's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for takeing and destroying severall hares with cordes and other instrumentes, nigh unto the hare-warren of the said Lord Protector, within the Honor of Hampton Court in the said county." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 1657/8.

27 January, 1657/8.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Barkstead knt., Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Nicholas Archbold of the Middle Temple London esq. and Thomas Smith of Clement's Danes' co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds each; For the appearance of Grace Bolton alias Isaac at the next "Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Gaole Delivery" for Middlesex, to answer &c., she "being accused for speaking and uttering treasonable words." S. P. R., 19 April, 1658.

13 February, 1657/8.—Recognizance, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P., of Samuell Embry of Martin's-le-Grand gold-lace-weaver, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Samuell Embry's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be holden at Hicks Hall "to prefere and prosecute with effect a bill of inditement . . . . against Symon Harris whom hee accuseth for spiriting away one Mary Embry his sister and selling her for 48s. in mony, to bee transported beyond the seas to Barbadoes." S. P. R., 18 Feb., 1657/8.

1 March, 1657/8.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hubbert esq. J.P., of Robert Partridge and Henry Rins. both of Whitechappell weavers, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of Sarah Weaver alias Floyd of St. Katherines at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for being a spirit to take upp children and sell them, and that she and 3 more did sell John Greene husband of Elizabeth Greene for 3 pounds to the Barbadoes." S. P. R., 19 April, 1658.

15 March, 1657/8.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of James Mitchell of Clerkenwell victualler, Walter Buckner of Bartholomewes the Greate London . . . ., and Samuell Stone of Sepulchres co. Midd. brewer, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of Ellen Mitchell, wife of the said James Mitchell, at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer Mr. Hamden of Shoe-Lane London who suspects her to be an accessary to them that tooke eight hundred poundes worth of Jewells out of Sir John Coplestone's lodging at Charing Crosse." S. P. R., 19 April, 1658.

24 March, 1657/8.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Stephen Cox of Ships Alley in Rosemary Lane in Whitechappell co. Midd. currier and William Jewer of the said lane "maker of Hookes and Eyes," in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Margarett Cox at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere all such matters as shall be objected against her by James Edwards, for that she together with one Margarett Cowell have not only entertained and kept away from him but also conveyed away a maid-servant of the said James Edwards, who hath yet to serve him one yeere and a halfe, and sent her a shipboord to be carryed to the Barbadoes Iland beyond the seas, contrary to the good liking knowledge and consent of the said James Edwards, which is to his great prejudice, and for all that he knoweth to the utter undoing of the said maid-servant." S. P. R., 19 April, 1658.

3 May, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Caswell esq. J.P., of Christopher Stanckes cf Hampton co. Midd. . . . ., in the sum of forty pounds, and of . . . . Ingle of Clement's Danes' co. Midd. cordweinor and Richard Darby of Blackfryers parish London merchaunt-taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appear ance of the said Christopher Stanckes at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for that hee the said Christopher on or about the first of Aprill last past at Hampton in the said county did in a contemptuous and scoffing manner speak and utter these contemptuous and scoffing wordes to one William Weller of Hampton aforesaid in the said county blacksmith (hee the said William Weller being then and there upon the Ward as a warder, by order and in pursuance of the late Proclamacion made by His Highnes the Lord Protector commanding (amongst other things) strict Wardes and Watches to bee kept within the said county of Middlesex and other countyes therein mencioned), To Witt 'Who made you (meaning the same William Weller) one of my Lord Protector's fooles' in great derision and contempt of his said Highnes Proclamacion and of his power and authoritie &c." S. P. R., 25 May, 1658.

15 May, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of John Roe of Wapping in Whitechappell marriner and Roger Curtis of Stepnie marriner, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Margaret Cole alias Bowers at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer all such matters as shall bee objected against her by Edward Chapman, headborough of the Hamblet of Wapping for that she being knowen for a woman of evill fame, and notice being given to the said Headborough, that she had taken up a seaman to be with her all night, the said Headborough did in the middest of the night going his round knock and call at the doore of the said Cole, who appearing at the window, the said Headborough demaunded of her who was in her house, she aunswered there was no bodie but herselfe, and refused to let the officer see whether it were so or not, whereupon the said officer commaunded a couple of his watchmen to sett at the doore, and to apprehend and bring before him that man that was said to be taken up and there lodged, when he should appeere unto them." S. P. R., 25 May, 1658.

20 May, 1658.—True Bill that, at Stanwell co. Midd. on the said day, Daniell Pyne alias Pane gentleman, William Drackford gentleman, William . . . . alias Talbott gentleman, and John Goodchilde laborer, all four late of the said parish, stole and bore away one pistoll worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Honorable Senior Francisco Barnardy Phillipson, Resident for the Commonwealth of Genoway. Found 'Guilty,' Daniell Pyne alias Pane and William Drackford were sentenced to be hanged; the evidence in the case showing that both 'gentlemen' had been concerned in a burglary at Horton co. Bucks.—Standing mute, William . . . . alias Talbott gentleman was sentenced "to undergoe the payne stronge and hard." John Goodchilde was at large. G. D. R., . . . ., 1658.

20 May, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of John Tanner of London citizen and bricklayer and John Elliett of . . . . co. Midd. fruiterer, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of John Sands of Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. cooper at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare such matters as shall be objected against him by Robert Pratt, who accuseth him of deluding and inticeing away his servants Robert Hownsden and John Overton out of his service and conveighing them over sea to Virginia, and also indeavouring to send away to the Virginia one other apprentice and servant of his namely Nathaniell Baker." S. P. R., 17 Aug., 1658.

21 May, 1658.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Coote and Peter Gudger, both late of the said parish labourers, broke into the dwelling-house of Christopher Knight innholder, and stole therefrom and carried off four silver tankards worth twenty-six pounds, eight silver spoons worth four pounds, one taffetay scarfe worth twenty shillings, and one demy-caster hatt worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Christopher Knight. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Coote was sentenced to be hanged. Peter Gudger was 'at large." G. D. R., 8 July, 1658.

31 May, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before John Lord (sic) Barkstead Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J.P., of Edmund Gregory of High Holborne of Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman and Robert Parry of Minory Lane in Dunstan's-in-the-East London packer, in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds each, and of Thomas Wynne of Bodwean co. Carnarvon esq., in the sum of five hundred pounds; For the said Thomas Wynne's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for uttering dangerous words against his Highnes." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658.

4 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before John Biscoe (sic) esq. J.P., of John Gold and Richard Browne, both of West Drayton yeomen, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Edward Backhouse at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to doe and abide what the Court shall then and there award for his mollesting disturbing and disquieting Mr. Prichard Minister of West Drayton in the time he was preaching Mr. Fowlers funerall sermon." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658.

7 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before John Lord Barkstead Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London and J P., of William Bootey of Giles's-in-the-Feilds co. Midd. chandler and John Browne of the same parish joyner, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the appearance of Mary Hobson at the next Session of the Peace and of Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer &c., she "being charged with sayinge she hoped to see Whitehall on fire about the Lord Protector's eares, with other wordes against His Highnes."—Also, similar Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J. P., for the appearance of Jane Neviston at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace and of Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer "for being charged with saying that the Lord Protector was a base rascall-like fellow and that she hoped to see him hanged and the like, using those expressions with cursing and swearing." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658.

9 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of Anthonie Spinnage of Northall co. Hartford gentleman and Edward Midwinter of Sepulchres co, Midd. vintner, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Anthonie Spinnage at next G. Q. S. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "the complaint of John Johnson of Clement's Danes' co. Midd. chirurgeon and Humphrie Morris of Paules Covent Garden co. Midd. seaman, who accuse him for being incontinent with a woman they know not, at the Nagg's Head taverne in Clerkenwell parish." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 1658.

17 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Lord Titchborne, Christopher Lord Park (?) and John Lord Barkstead Lieutenant of His Highnesses Tower of London, Justices of the Peace for Middlesex, of John Dickinson of St. Gregoryes-by-Paul's London grocer and John Trewman of Creed Lane of Martyn's Ludgate London cordwayner, in the sum of five hundred pounds each, and of Phillip Earle of Chesterfeild, in the sum of one thousand pounds; For the said Earle of Chesterfeild's appearance at the next "Quarter Sessions of the Peace" for London and Middlesex, to be holden at the Justice Hall in the Old Baylie, to answer &c. "for suspition of fighting a duell with William Whalley esq." G. D. R., 8 July, 1658.

17 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Lord Titchborne, Christopher Lord Park (?) and John Lord Barkstead Lieutenant of His Highness's Tower of London, of John Baldayn esq. gentlemanporter of the Tower of London and John Dickinson of St. Gregoryesby-Paul's London grocer, in the sum of five hundred pounds each and William Whalley esq. in the sum of one thousand pounds; For the said William Whalley's appearance "at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the City of London and County of Middlesex at the Justice Hall in the Old Baily," to answer &c. "for suspition of fighting a duell with Phillip Earle of Chesterfeild." G. D. R., 8 July, 1658.

19 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P., of John Tremaine and Christopher Warner, both of Clement's Danes' co. Midd. gentlemen, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Tremaine at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall for Middlesex "to preferr and prosecute with effect a bill of inditement . . . . against Thomas Sturton whome they accuse and vehemently suspect to bee a popish preist or Jesuite, one that doth frequently exercise and say mass in and about the County of Middlesex to the seducing of the good people of the Commonwealth &c." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658

19 June, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P. and Richard Powell esq. J. P., of William Lord Sturton of Duke Street in Coven Garden and Isaack Thomas of High Holborne chirurgion, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of Thomas Sturton of Duke Street in Coven Garden esq., in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Sturton esq. at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall for Middlesex, "to answer the complaint of Christopher Warner and John Tremaine who accuseth (sic) and very much suspecteth (sic) him to bee a popish preist or Jesuite and hath frequently exercised and sayd masse to the seducing of the good people of the Commonwealth." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658.

30 June, 1658.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of George Fulwood of Red Lyon Alley in the Mint Minories in the parish of Buttolph Aldgate London, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said George Fulwood at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to frame or cause to be framed a bill of inditement against Samuell Peirson otherwise George Grimes, for taking upon him to be a parson imployed by the State to take and apprehend theives, but is accused by the said George Fulwood not onely to have taken theives, but also for money received of them hath let them goe and set them again at liberty, as also that he apprehended one Mr. Compton a preist and for ten pounds in money set him at liberty, and that at another time he trepanned one Captain Hicks and had of him twenty pounds, and set him also at liberty." S. P. R., 7 July, 1658.

26 July, 1658.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Seale, William Sinclare, Alexander Smith and Robert Colledge, all four late of the said parish labourers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of George Agard goldsmith, and stole therefrom and bore away one iron chest worth twenty shillings, twelve plain gold rings worth six pounds, one gold ring sett with five diamonds worth three pounds and ten shillings, one gold ring "sett with six small rubyes with a table diamond in the middle" worth forty shillings, one gray cloth cloake worth forty shillings, and ten pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the aforesaid George Agard. Found 'Guilty,' all four burglars were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., . . . ., 1658.

18 August, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before William Warren of Wappin esq. J.P., of Thomas Pratt taylor and William Gibbord cordwayner, both of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Gray at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare what shall bee objected against her by Gyles Cox Constable of Wappin in the parish of Whitechappell, for living idlely and out of service, and for spiriting one . . . . . Bonny a maid of 16 years of age, and for going with her yesterday on board of Capt. Fox his ship (lying at Bugbie's hole, bound for Virginia)" S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 1658.

25 September, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of John Coulter labourer and George Tovie bone-chopper, both of Clerkenwell, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Phillip Wells of Clerkenwell brewer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Phillip Wells at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to "answer John Willcox of Clerkenwell . . . . who accuseth him for cursing the army." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 1658.

4 October, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Lisle esq. J.P., of William Britteridge clothworker and Samuell Porter cordwayner, both of Clerkenwell co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of George Tovey at the next G. Q. S. P. held at Hicks Hall for Middlesex, "to answer the complaint of John Sympson for giving out scandalous words of Oliver late Lord Protector of England &c. saying that hee was a rogue and kept none but rogues and that hee died of the pox, and that hee had 100£. by him, and that should bee spent when the King comes." S. P. R., . . . . Oct., 1658.

21 October, 1658.—Recognizances, taken before John Waterton esq. J.P., of Robert Binks waterman and John Dunkin taylor, both of Shadwell co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Mary Martin of Shadwell widow, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Mary Martin at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere the complainte of Martin Francis (a blackamore) touching hir confederacy with Katherin Hutchins and Elizabeth Simpson in deluding him, pretending to make a marriage betweene him the sayd Martin Francis and the sayd Elizabeth Simpson, thereby deceiving him of seaven pounds in money." S. P. R., . . . ., 1658.

8 December, 1658.—Recognizance, taken before John Waterton, John Hoxton and William Warren esqs. Justices of the Peace, of John Spencer of Rosemary Lane in the parish of Algate co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Spencer's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to give evidence against John Snow of the parish of Stepney draper touching the words whereof he now stands charged by him the sayd John Spencer, in say ing as followeth, vizt. 'Pish I value not His Highnes the Lord Protector nor his Government neither.' " S. P. R., . . . ., 1658.

14 December, 1658.—Order, made at S. P. held at Hicks Hall in St. John's Street co. Midd., that John Burton of the said street gentleman allow and pay in four even quarterly payments the sum of twenty pounds a year to his wife Margaret Burton for her separate and sufficient maintenance, until their present differences may be reconciled;— the order being made on the petition of the said wife, and after due examination and by consideration by the same Justices of the Peace of the vehement discord between the same Margaret and her husband. The petitioner alleged in her prayer, that she had brought her husband a marriage-portion of 800£., that he was a man of good estate both in lands and money, that she had for eight years lived miserably with him, and that she was in urgent distress for the means of subsistence, as he had now turned her out of doors without making any provision for her maintenance. S. P. Book.

24 December, 1658.—True Bill (found by the Jurors for the Keepers of the Libertie of England by authority of Parliament) that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Feildes co. Midd. on the said day, Dorothea Babtian otherwise called Dame Dorothy Jenkins stole and carried off one silver canne worth seven pounds, one silver cupp or goblett worth forty shillings, four potts hooped with silver worth tenn shillings, one little white cup tipt with silver worth two shillings, one large lookeing glasse in a crimson velvet cover and laced with gould lace worth five pounds, one mother-of-pearle box worth twenty shillings, six white flower-potts worth three shillings, one china cupp and two china dishes worth fifteen shillings, one set of Venice glasses being eighteene in nomber worth eighteen shillings, one Indian gilt board to draw on worth two shillings and sixpence, two dressing-boxes with nine drawers a-peice in them worth ten shillings, divers other articles of household goods and domestic furniture duly described in the indictment, and these things of art, to wit, "one picture of a man done by Peter Lilly in a three quarter cloak to the value of five poundes, one other picture of flowers in a circuler fashion with the picture of a statue of a woman in the middest of it don by Vander Ven of the Hague in a black frame to the value of three poundes, one other picture of a woman done by the said Peter Lilly in a halfe length cloak to the value of tenn pounds, one other picture of Venus sleepeinge in an ebony frame to the value of twenty shillings, one other picture of fruites in an ebony frame to the value of tenn shillings, one other picture being a peice of eight figures daunceinge and Bacchus sleeping in a black ebony frame to the value of twentie shillinges, and one other picture of a deboised man and woman done by Peter Gnast to the value of fifteene shillinges of the goodes and chattells of one Robert Wright of the parish of St. Giles aforesaid esquire."—At bill's foot appears this clerical minute, "Ind' ad Sess' Aug. 1659" = Indicted at Session of August, 1659. G. D. R., 17 Aug., 1659.