Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1660 (March-December)

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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302-309

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1660 (March-December)', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 302-309. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66058 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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INDICTMENTS, RECOGNIZANCES, CORONERS' INQUISITIONS-POST-MORTEM, CERTIFICATES OF CONVICTIONS OF CONVENTICLERS, ORDERS AND MEMORANDA, temp. 12–18 CHARLES II.

1660 (March-December)

14 March, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Newman esq. J.P., of Robert Locker . . . . of the Liberty of the City of Westminster, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Locker mealeman and Thomas White . . . ., both of the same Liberty, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the said Robert Locker's appearance at the next S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c, he being "charged for words against the King's Majesty." S. P. West. R., 17 April, 13 Charles II.

30 March, 12 Charles II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem taken at St. Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd., on view of the body of Henry Gerrard there lying dead : With Verdict that on the .... Frederick Turvill late of the said parish gentleman assaulted the said Henry Gerrard in the said parish and with a dagger gave him in and upon his right breast a mortall wound of which he died instantly, being thus killed and slain by the said Frederick Turvill.—Also, the indictment of Frederick Turvill late of St. Paul's Covent Garden esq., for the same manslaughter of Henry Gerrard, done in the said parish on the 17th day of the said month of March; the date of the fatal affray not appearing from the loosely drawn inquisition. A clerical minute on the indictment certifies that, when it was found a true bill, Frederick Turvill was at large. G. D. R., 18 July, 12 Charles II.

5 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before William Warren esq. J.P., of John Forsheire "liveing neer the Pelican on Wapping Wall" in Stepney co. Midd. "doctor" in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Orton of Wapping Wall aforesaid victualler and Thomas Pettiface of Shadwell waterman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Forsheire at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall, to "answere the complainte of Leonard Bezer for inticeing and allureing his daughter-in-law Sarah Bezer to make merry a-shipp board, and when hee had theire sold hir to bee carried to Barbados being shee was with child and heire to land (sic), whereby hir husband that is now at sea may bee much damnified by the loss of her." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

11 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Solomon Smith esq. J.P., of Abigale Willmott of Whitechappell widow, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Abigale Willmott's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an "indictment against Katherine Mayline for carryeinge and unlawfully betrayeinge on shipp bord Anne Hambleton to be transported to Virginia." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

11 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before William Warren esq. J.P., of John Kington liveing at the Gun Tavern in Wapping in Whitechappell co. Midd. vintner, and William Graver, Samuell Johnson, James Bayley and Alexander Ralfe, all four of Wapping aforesaid, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said five bounden persons at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall, to prefer an indictment and give evidence &c. "against one Edward Medburne of Wapping glasier .... for speaking certaine treasonable words against the King's Majestie, hee the said Medburne saying that if hee mett the King hee would run his knife into him to kill him, and that hee did not care though he were hanged for it himselfe, and did wish that the King and Generall Monk were hanged together, and that hee did not care if hee were the hangman himselfe, and that he would spend that day five shillings for joy." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

15 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of William Phillips cordweynour and Robert Archer cutler, both of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Dorothy Phillips, wife of the said William Phillips, at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for reviling of our Soveraign Lord King Charles, saying that he is a bastard." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

19 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Wheler knt. J.P., of John Bogg of Westminster . . . ., in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Bogg's appearance at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment &c. against Abraham Johnson, now prisoner in the Gatehouse, "for treacherous words spoken by him concerning His Most Excellent Majesty." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

20 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken on four several parchments before Richard Powell esq., J.P., of Richard Vaughan of Martin's-in-the-Feilds joyner, Richard Coxhead of Gyles's-in-theFeilds joyner, Edmond Clarke of Martin's-in-the-Feilds joyner, and Benjamin Horner of Clement's Danes' joyner, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of each of the four aforesaid bounden persons at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to prefer an indictment &c. "against John Tyler of Martin's-in-the-Feilds joyner for saying King Charles was a bastard and the Queene his mother." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

23 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Edward Jones of St. Martin's-in-the-Feilds shoemaker and his wife Alice Jones, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Edward and Alice at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c. "for speaking these wordes of the Kinges Majestie on Munday the 22nd day of May last, 'It was the King's time now to raigne, but it was upon sufferance for a little time, and it would be theres agine before itt be long.'" S. P. (West.) R., 16 Jan., 12 Charles II.

26 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Solomon Smith esq. J.P., of Anthony Chapman of Nitingale [Lane] in St.Botolph's Algate co. Midd. labourer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Anthony Chapman's appearance at the next S. P. to be holden at Hicks Hall, to prefer an "indictment against Richard Cheltham for treasonable words, vizt. for sayeinge three moneths since that he hoped to meete the Kinge at the Gallowes." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

28 May, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Solomon Smith esq. J.P., of John Harper of Wapping in Stepney co. Midd. . . . ., in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Harper's appearance at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall, to prefer an indictment "against William Cox for treasonable words vizt. for saying that my Lord Lambert deserved the Crowne and to bee King better then King Charles the Second." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

1 June, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Thorowgood knt. J.P., of Alee (sic) wife of John Hatton of Kensington laborer and John Nickson of Kensington tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Alce Hatton and John Nickson at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall "to prosecute and give in evidence against Allan Probart, for uttering of scandalous and treasonable words against the Kinges Majestie and his late Royall Father." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

7 June, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Downton esq. J.P., of Thomas Anderson baker and Elizabeth Lawrence widow, both of Eleing co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Anderson and Elizabeth Lawrence at the next S. P. at Hickes Hall and G. D. at the Old Bailey, to prefer an indictment &c. "against Margret Osmond for saying that [the] Kinges Majestie [who] is dead was lawfully put to death and that his sacred Maiestie Charles the Second shall not raigne one yeare." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

30 June, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Wheler knt. J.P., of John King of Earlham co. Norfolke in the sum of five hundred pounds; For the said John King's appearance at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, to "preferre one or more indictments and give evidence against one Ralphe Wolmer of Wimondham in the said County of Norfolke gentleman, for speaking of treasonable wordes against the King's Most Excellent Majesty." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

2 July, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of Henerie Harbert of Clerkenwell victualler, in the sum of ten pounds, and of John Nash of Clerkenwell victualler and Robert Walker of Gyles Chriplegate musitian, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of the said Henerie Harbert at the next S. P. for Middlesex to answer &c., he being charged "by Emanuel Russell for saying that he was one of them that was to be witnes against the late king, but he went not." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

4 July, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before William Warren esq. J.P., of John Drew of Wapping Wall in Stepney co. Midd. smith and William Ickswort of Ratcliffe marchaunt-taylor and Richard Shurley of Ratcliffe barbor-chirurgeon, all three in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Drew, being one of the headboroughs of Stepney, at the next S. P. at Hicks Hall, to answer for allowing a certain William Sparkes to escape from his custody, the said William Sparkes being charged for being distempered with drinke, and for assaulting and strikeing of Thomas Jenings, and for speaking irreverent and unmannerly and uncomely words concerning the Kinges Majestie vizt. "that the King was a poore and beggerly King." S. P. R., 13 July, 12 Charles II.

27 July, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of John Browne and William Smith "milites subter duce Miller," in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Browne and William Smith at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to prefer a bill of indictment &c. "against Edward Lightfoote for uttering treasonable wordes against His Majestie." S. P. R., 28 Aug., 12 Charles II.

3 August, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of James Browne of Stepney labourer and William Shambrooke of Wapping-dock in Whitechappell baker, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Thomas Norton of Wapping hamlet in Stepney labourer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Norton's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex to answer &c. "for that he with others did suffer one William Sparkes being a prisoner committed to him and others by John Drew to escape, the said William Sparkes having spoken desperat and dangerous words against the King, to witt, saying that His Majesty was a beggerly King, and that the mornwing following, meaning the Day of Thanksgiving for his deliverance and restoring of him to his kingdoms, would be the best day that ever the King should have." S. P. R., 28 Aug., 12 Charles II.

7 August, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., of John Cutler of St. James's Clerkenwell labourer and Leonard Williams of Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd. chirurgeon, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Margery Staples, wife of William Staples of St. James's Clerkenwell labourer, at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer William Planer for selling her servant Ann Parker for a slave to Virginia." S. P. R., 28 Aug., 12 Charles II.

14 August, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Robert Eye labourer, Martha Dawson widow, Priscilla Wingate spinster and Phillis Grey spinster, all four of St. Martin's-in-the-Feilds co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said four bound persons at the next G. Q. S., to give evidence against William Fenne "for speakeing several! words against the King and Queen's Majesties about five weekes last past, vizt., that he hoped to wash his hands in the King's blood; and heere is an old rusty sword, I wish it were up to the hilt in his heart; and that the Queene was a whore; and said that, if the King were in the roome, he would runne a sword that was there upp to his heart." S. P. (West.) R., 16 Aug., 12 Charles II.

23 August, 12 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Sucklyn late of the said parish gentleman stole and carried away "a yard and a quarter of Flanders lace" worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Lambert. Edward Sucklyn was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 25 April, 13 Charles II.

22 September, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., and before Edward Chard and Thomas Swallow esqs. and Justices of the Peace, of William Clarke of Wapping-in-Whitechappell apothecary, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said William Clarke at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex to "prosecute the law with effect against Wentworth Day, for uttering treasonable and seditious words at a private meeting at Wapping against the honour of our Soveraigne Lord the King."—Also, Recognizance, taken on the same day before the same Justices of the Peace, of Abraham Phinee of Wapping in Whitechappell mariner, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Abraham Phinee at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to "prosecute the law with effect against Mathew Chaffee for hearing treasonable and sedicious words spoken by Wentworth Day at a private meeting in Wapping against the honour and dignity of our Soveraigne Lord the King and concealing the same contrary to the Act of Parliament in that case made and provided." S. P. R., 4 Oct., 12 Charles II.

19 November, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Edward Merifeild and James Dimmock of Cole-yard in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. tobacco-pipe-makers and Thomas Holmes of the said yard tobacco-pipe-maker, and Thomas Rawlins of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West London gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the same Edward Merifeild, James Dimmock, Thomas Holmes and Thomas Rawlins at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex "to prefer . . . . one bill or more of indictment against John (sic) Lenthall esq. for causing and procuring King Charles the First his Great Seale of England being in wax, and the said wax-seale being annexed to a parchment writing, to be by the said Edward Merifeild, James Dimmock and Thomas Holmes moulded off in tobacco-pipe clay, he the said John Lenthall esq. setting by and assisting them, And not onely to prosecute the same, but also to give evidence upon the said indictment." S. P. R., 7 Dec, 12 Charles II.

3 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Richard Everard knt. J.P., of George Eylett of Westminster in the sum of twenty pounds and of Thomas Bartten of . . . . in the sum of ten pounds; For the appearance of the said George Eylett at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster to answer &c. "for speakinge uncivill language against the King." S. P. West. R., . . . . Jan., 12 Charles II.

3 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of Michael Yokely of St. Katherin's precinct co. Midd. marriner, William Hickes of Stepney gardner, and Francis Knowles of St. Mihill's (sic) Crooked Lane London merchant, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the same Michael Yokely, William Hickes and Francis Knowles at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, "to give in such evidence as they know against Michaell Bently, now prisoner in Newgate, touching his felonious stealing and carrying away out of the hoy called The John of London in the nighttime of the 27th of November last certaine peeces of cambrickes and lawnes with apparell and divers other goodes belonging to the Spanish Embassader and others merchants and against Jaine the wife of Robert Sturgeon as accessary to the sayd felony." S. P. R., 7 Dec, 12 Charles II.

7 December, 12 Charles II.—Order, made by Justices of the Peace for Middlesex assembled in G. S. P. at Hicks Hall, for the appearance before the Court on Tuesday the 11th inst. of John Whiston M.A. and Richard Swift weaver, both of Edgware alias Edgworth co. Midd., for the due hearing and consideration of the case of the said John Whiston, who declares "that he was minister and Curate of the parish of Edgware . . . . untill hee was forced from the possession thereof in the yeare of our Lord 1644 by Sir William Roberts and some other persons then exercising power," and complains that he is kept out of the said cure of the said parish by Richard Swift of the said parish weaver. S. P. Reg.

7 December, 12 Charles II.—Decree of the Justices of Peace for Middlesex (made at G. S. P. in Hicks Hall by virtue of the 'Act for the confirmacion and restoreing of Ministers') that Thomas Willis clerk "hath maliciously preached against his Majestie that now is his right and succession to the Crownes of these Realmes, and is therefore utterly incapable of receaving or haveing any confirmacion" in the Vicarage of the church of Twickenham co. Midd.; the said decree being delivered after due consideration of the Complaint made to the Court by the Dean and Canons of Windsor, and of evidence that, in or about Aug. 1659 a.d., "the said Thomas Willis in the parish church of Twickenham aforesaid had publiquely read a paper of the then pretended Parliament (by them called a Proclamacion) against Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir George Booth and others his Majesties good subjects (who were then in armes and raising of forces for the restoreing of his Majestie to the possession of his Crowne and Kingdomes), on which occasion the said Thomas Willis preaching in the said church uttered these words, to wit, 'They say itt is a Presbiterian Plott; I am of that judgment, and I disowne itt, and I tell you itt is a malignant plott to bring in Charles Stuart and sett upp his interest &c.,'" and further on consideration of evidence that at another time before 25 April 1660 "in the same church and pulpitt hee the said Thomas Willis did in his sermon publish and say these words vizt. 'Wee thanke God for delivering us from that bloody family,' meaning his said Majestie's family." S. P. Reg.

15 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of Thomas Colpott of Whitechappell lymeman and Thomas Whiteing of St. Buttolph's Algate London joyner, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and Matthew Chaffee of Wappin in Whitechappell co. Midd., in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Matthew Chaffee at the next G. D. for Middle sex, to answer &c. "touching his being present at a private meeting, where treasonable words were spoken by one Wentworth Day and not discovering the same."—Also, similar Recognizance, taken on the same day before the same J.P., of Richard Arnold of St. Mihill (sic) Crooked Lane London merchant and Aubry Willson of Wappin in Whitechappell apothecary, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of John Taylor of Wappin aforesaid shipwright, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said John Taylor's appearance at the next G. D. for Midd., to answer &c. touching his presence at the same private meeting and his subsequent neglect to 'discover' the treasonable words there spoken by Wentworth Day. G. D. R., 16 Jan., 12 Charles II.

21 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Richard Everard knt. J.P., of Edward Mathewes of Westminster . . . ., in the sum of twenty pounds, and of George Stevens . . . . and Steven Fisher . . . ., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said Edward Mathewes at the next G. S. P. for the City and Liberty of Westminster, to answer &c, he being "charged for treasonable words against His Majesty." S. P. West. R., . . . . Jan., 12 Charles II.

29 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Edward Williams of St Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman and Abraham Biggry of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; "For the appearance of John Hobert beinge suspected to be a disaffected person to the present government." S. P. West. R., . . . . Jan., 12 Charles II.

30 December, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Nelson esq. J.P., of Francis Doubleday of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman and John Needier of Grayes Inn gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; "For the appearance of John Tossier for being suspected to be a disaffected person to this present government." S. P. West. R., . . . . Jan., 12 Charles II.