Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1661

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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309-318

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1661', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 309-318. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66059 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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1661

10 January, 12 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of Thomas Allin of Whitechappell, barber-chyrurgeon, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of Anne Allin, wife of the said Thomas Allin, and of Elizabeth Wright, wife of Robert Wright of Whitechappell seaman, at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to give evidence &c. "against Jaine the wife of John Blunstone for speaking these dangerous and treasonable wordes against the honour of the King his Crowne and dignity, vizt., the Queene is the Great Whore of Babilon and the King is the son of a whore and the Duke of Yorke is a rogue and such like wordes." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 12 Charles II.

14 January, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Blomer esq. J.P., of John Coward of Coleman Street in St. Andrew's Coleman Street . . . . and John Perriman of Forestreete in Giles's Cripplegate London, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of William Pemberton at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for carryinge one John Chapman in a sack on the seaventh day of Januarie instant when the insurrection was [ ] the Five Inck-horns in Grub Streete."—Also, Recognizances, taken on 8th Jan., 12 Charles II., before the same J.P., for the appearance of James Smith . . . . at the same next S. P. to answer &c. for "being taken when the late insurrection was by the constable, who suspected him to be one concerned in the risinge." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 12 Charles II.

22 January, 12 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of John Blunston of Whitechappell leatherseller, Thomas Hill of Whitechappell taylor, and John Perkins of East Smithfeild in St. Buttolph's-without-Algate apothecary, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of Jaine Blunston, wife of the said John Blunston at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer to what "shall be objected against her by Elizabeth Wright who accuseth hir of speaking dangerous and treasonable wordes against his Majestie, vizt., That the Queene is the whore of Babilon, the King is the sonne of a whore, and the Duke of Yorke is a rogue." S. P. R., 18 Feb., 13 Charles II.

3 February, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of Jordaine Huntley of Whitechappell labourer and Henry Davis of Whitechappell tobacco-pipe-maker, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry Johnson of Whitechappell tobacco-pipemaker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Henry Johnson at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare all such matters as shall be objected against him by Captaine Thomas Hodgekins who tooke him with diverse others unlawfully and riotteously assembled together on the Lords Day at a private meeting or conventicle in the dwelling-house of Thomas Hinton of Whitechappell tobacco-pipe-maker, and also to answer his refusing to take the oathof allegiance."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J. P., for the appearance of Alice Wasey wife of Henry Wasey of Whitechappell, Robert Child of St. Bride's London gardener, Elizabeth Paynter of Whitechappell spinster, Adkins Hinton of Whitechappell tobacco-pipe-maker, John Nodwell of Whitechappell tobacco pipe-maker, and Anne.Cooper wife of George Cooper of Whitechappell glove rat the same S. P., to answer for being taken at the same private meeting or conventicle, on the Lord's Day, and for refuseing to take the oath of allegiance. S. P. R., 18 Feb., 13 Charles II.

12 February, 13 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Henry Wroth lent. J.P., of William Bevan of West Smithfeild London taylor, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and also the Recognizance, taken on 29 Jan., 12 Charles II., before the same J.P., of Henry Fox of Thames Street . . . ., in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said William Bevan and Henry Fox at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall, to give evidence "concerning severall treasonable words spoke by William Pease of Long Acre brooker." S. P. R., 18 Feb., 13 Charles II.

18 February, 13 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Richard Sternett of Nightingale Lane near East Smithfeild in Whitechappell moneyer (monetarius), in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said Richard Sternett at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to do what he shall be ordered by the Court to do "against Joseph Exton whom he hath accused and informed against, for speaking and uttering desperat and treasonable words against our Soveraign Lord King Charles, to witt, That he the said Joseph Exton did say, that this King Charles did come in with swoords drawen before him, but I will be hanged if ever King Charles be crowned; And the said Joseph Exton being checked for his so saying by a friend of his setting by, the said Joseph Exton replyed and sayd he would say what he had sayd, for that he, the sayd Joseph Exton, knew more of the said business than they did." S. P. R., 18 Feb., 13 Charles II.

24 February, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, in the sum of twenty pounds for each surety and forty pounds for each principal, taken before Thomas Byde esq. J.P.; For the appearance of Henry Avis of Stepney mariner, John Passhelar of Stepney tayler, and Moses Davis of Golding Lane chaundler, at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer being unlawfully assembled together amongst divers other persons in the house of John Adams of Spittle Yard on the 24th day of February 1660, being the Sabbath Day, contrary to the King's Majesties proclamacion &c." S. P. R., 28 March, 13 Charles II.

26 February, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Byde and Richard Powell esqs. Justices of the Peace, of David Kinge of Lumbard Street London clothworker and Benjamin Hewlyn of London merchant, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Keffin of London merchant, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Keffin's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being taken at an unlawfull meeting on the 24th day of February being the Sabboth Day, contrary to the Kinge Majesties proclamacion &c."—Also, similar Recognizances in the same sums, taken on 24 Feb., 13 Charles II., before Thomas Byde and Charles Pitfeild esqs. Justices of the Peace, For the appearance of Mary Smith of Wapping widow, Elleanor Simcocke of Bishopsgate Street London widow, Katherine Drake of St. Olave's Southwark co. Surrey spinster, Mary Light of St. Saviour's Southwark co. Surrey widow, Susan Carnall of Fanchurch Street London widow, Hannah Lash of Wapping widow, and Anne Graves of Trinitie Minorites widow at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer being taken among divers other persons unlawfully assembled and mett together in the house of one Robert Malbon of Shoreditch the 24th day of February 1660 being the Sabboth Day &c."—Also, Recognizances, taken before the same two Justices of the Peace; For the appearance of Jane wife of Richard Stanton, Ellen wife of Richard Horton, Mary Neave wife of Nicholas Neave, Alice Stout wife of Edmund Stout, Frances Gospright wife of George Gospright, Mary Todd wife of Christopher Todd, Mary Pope wife of Bartholomew Pope, Susan Lewis, Jane Halton wife of Owen Halton and Sarah Oram wife of Richard Oram, at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer being taken amongst divers other persons unlawfully assembled and mett together in the house of one Robert Malbon of Shoreditch on the 24th day of February being the Sabboth Day, contrary to the Kinge Majesties proclamation &c." S. P. R., 28 March, 13 Charles II.

15 March, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Caswell esq. J.P., of Richard Rante husbandman and George Spencer butcher, both of Hampton co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Andrew Pope of Hampton aforesaid tayler, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Andrew Pope's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for speaking and uttering scandalous, false and seditious wordes against his Royall Majestie the King that now is, and the government of this kingdom happily established under him." S. P. R., 28 March, 13 Charles II.

17 March, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before John Wilford esq. J.P., of Peter Minshall . . . . and Benjamin Buckingham . . . . of Hadley co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Richard Marshall of the same parish . . . ., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard Marshall's appearance at the next S. P. to be held at Hicks Hall, "to answeare for molesting of Mr. William Slaughter minister of the parish church of Hadley aforesaid the seaventeenth day of March aforesaid in the tyme of divine service." S. P. R., 28 March, 13 Charles II.

24 March, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of William Tomkins tobacco-pipe-maker and Simon Trout turner, both of Whitechappell, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Ansell Poulton of Whitechappell cordwainer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Ansell Poulton at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answeare the being taken by Lieut. John Wilton and others his Majestie's Officers on this present Lord's Day in an unlawfull assembly, private meeting or conventicle in the parish of Stepney contrary to His Majesties late proclamation &c."—Also, similar Recognizances in the same sums, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of William Parkehurst of Deaneand-Flower Street in Stepney silke-throwster, and William Tomkins of Whitechappell tobacco-pipe-maker at the same next S. P., to answer for being taken by the King's officers on the same Lord's Day at the same conventicle. S. P. R., 28 March, 13 Charles II.

8 April, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Charles Pitfeild and Richard Powell esqs. and Justices of the Peace, of Thomas Nash of Nortonfolgate silke-throwster in the sum of forty pounds, and of James Nash of Whitechappell labourer, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the appearance of the said James Nash at the next G. Q. S., "to answer being taken amongst divers other persons unlawfully assembled together in the house of one Robert Malbon in Shorditch on the 24th day of February being the Sabboth Day contrary to the King's Majesties proclamacion &c." S. P. R., . . . ., 13 Charles II.

16 June, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Thomas Byde knt. J.P., of John Fenner of Petticoate Lane ivory-turner and Richard Purnell of Spittlefeilds frame-worke-knitter in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Gurney of Petticoate Lane silkethrowster, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the same William Gurney at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for being taken amongst divers others at an unlawfull meeting on the 16th day of June 1661 being the Sabboth Day, contrary to the King's Majesties proclamacion and the statute mencioned in the same proclamacion."—Also, on eighteen several parchments, Recognizances in the same sums, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance at the same next S. P. of the following persons, to wit, (1) John Dorrington of Long Alley in Shorditch glover, (2) Ansell Polton of Whitechappell cordwynder, (3) John Foxwell of Gunn Yard in Bishopsgate Streete weaver, (4) John Foster of Foxe Lane in Shadwell leiterman, (5) George Newman of Gunn Yard weaver, (6) John Noddle of Rosemary Lane brick-maker, (7) Nicholas Martin of Wapping cordwinder, (8) Hercules Richardson of Whitechappell cordwinder, (9) George Hawkins of St. Saviour's Southwarke co. Surrey weaver, (10) John Grace of Crooked Lane London brushmaker, (11) Laurence Rowden of Ratcliffe Highway rope-maker, (12) Thomas Hull of Whitechappell mealeman, (13) William Carsewell of . . . ., (14) Jeffery Lane of Wapping leiterman, (15) Henry Avis of Wapping mariner, (16) Thomas Dickenson of Nightingall Lane smith, (17) William Hartley of Ratcliffe smith, (18) George Miller of Rosemary Lane sawyer, to answer for being taken at the same unlawful meeting. S. P. R., 12 July, 13 Charles II.

10 July, 13 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower London and J.P., of Thomas Browne of Whitechappell gardner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Browne's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to give evidence &c. "against John Fenner in a case of dangerous words tending to treason." S. P. R., 12 July, 13 Charles II.

30 July, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., Thomas Dennis late of the said parish laborer assaulted Walter Crumwell, and robbed him of a paire of bootes worth fourteene shillings, one cloth riding coate worth forty shillings, two pockett handkerchiefs worth four shillings, a silver hatband worth five shillings, a paire of gloves worth two shillings, a knife worth ten-pence, a bridle worth two shillings, and a saddle worth fourteen shillings of the goods and chattels of the same Walter Cromewell. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas Dennis was sentenced to be hung.—Walter's surname is spelt diversely in the indictment 'Crumwell' and 'Cromewell.' G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

1 August, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Dunstan's-inthe-West co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Evans late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Elizabeth Stevenson wife of William Stevenson, and with a pistol charged with gun-powder and a leaden bullet gave her with said bullet &c. a mortal wound in the right breast, of which she died on the next following day, being thus murdered by the said Edward Evans gentleman. No clerical minute touching arraignment or consequences thereof. G. D. R., 28 Aug., 13 Charles II.

2 August, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Thomas Mullines of "Shod Thames nigh the Mill in the parish of St. Toolie" co. Surrey, and George Cooper of the precinct of St. Katherine Tower, and John Seaford servant of William Carter of Armitage Dock in St. Buttolph's Algate lighterman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Thomas Mullines, George Cooper and John Sleaford at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to prosecute the law and give evidence &c. "against one Nathan Johnson, who with others did enter the vessell, whereof and wherein the said Thomas Mullines was and part-owner is of the said vessell, lying then beyond Gravesend against Hole-Haven in the county of Essex, on the 18th day of July last past 1661, with weapons drawen, and did felloniously steale take and carry away from out of the said vessell one hundred and thirty-three pounds of currant monies of England, being the proper goodes of the said Thomas Mullines." S P. R., 26 Aug., 13 Charles II.

6 August, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Richard Wills of Armitage Dock in Stepney turner and William Ritch of the same place joyner, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and William Stowne of Shadwell in Stepney marriner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Stowne's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex to answer &c. "for that he by flattering and great promises made unto George Creech and Thomas Riddle did so obteine his desire, as that he got them to yeeld and goe with him to a ship, where he left them to be transported to Virginia, thone being an apprentize, and thother without the consent of his parents, to theire great loss and greefe." S. P. R., 26 Aug., 13 Charles II.

10 August, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. about 3 p.m. of the said day, Thomas Allen alias Wood alias Hackleton and Thomas Garth, both late of the said parish labourers broke into the dwelling-house of George Crabtree and stole therefrom and carried away a leather wallett worth four pence and two hundred pounds of numbered money being in the said wallett, of the goods and chattels of the said George Crabtree. At the bill's head this clerical minute, to wit, "Po se" = he puts himself. G. D. R., 28 Aug., 13 Charles II.

12 August, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd., William Cransten (sic) late of the said parish esq. commonly called William Lord Cranston (sic) assaulted Alexander Skringer esq. and murdered the said Alexander Skringer by giving him with a sword called a rapiar in the right part of his breast a mortal wound, of which the same Alexander then and there died instantly. Found 'Not Guilty' of murder, Lord Cranston was found 'Guilty' of slaying in self-defence. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

1 October, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Palmer late of the said parish laborer stole and carried away two necklesses of pearle worth five pounds, ten ells of holland worth three pounds and thirty pounds in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of Lady Anne Sydenham. No clerical minute touching arraignment or consequences thereof. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

25 November, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Daniel Bannifeild of Sprucens Iland in Stepney victualler, John Waldgrave of Hermitage in Wapping in the parish of Stepney scrivener, Thomas Glenister of Wapping-juxtaHermitage in Whitechappell and Christopher Smyth of Lower Wapping in Whitechappell victuallers, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said Daniel Bannifeild, John Waldgrave, Thomas Glenister and Christopher Smyth at the next S. P. and G. D. of Midd., in order that the said Daniel may prefer an indictment, and the other three give evidence in support of the same indictment, "against William Hammond for speaking these traiterous and treasonable words against the King's Majesty, to witt, saying in the hearing and presence of others, 'That Oliver was as good a man as King Charles was, and that he had lent Oliver a thousand pounds, and that King Charles was as very a knave as Oliver was.'" S. P. R., 9 Dec., 13 Charles II.

2 December, 13 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Chard esq. J.P., of William Rawlins of Stepney co. Midd. labourer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Rawlins at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to prosecute &c. "and give evidence against George Appleby touching his speaking of these dangerous words following, vizt., The Lord Protector was as good a man as the King." S. P. R., 9 Dec., 13 Charles II.

5 December, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Ralph Taylor, Thomas . . . ., Thomas Anne, Benjamin Childerton, Thomas Cooke, John Oatley, Edward Ray, Alexander Browne and Michael Busher, all nine late of the said parish laborers, assaulted Sir John Scudamore K.B., and robbed him of a demy-caster worth forty shillings, a cloth cloake worth five pounds, a pair of cloth breeches worth five pounds, a cloth dublet worth three pounds, a holland shirt worth forty shillings, a pair of gloves worth two shillings, a jewell of gold enameld worth fifty shillings, another jewell of gold sett with a diamond "valoris duodecim denariorum" (? librarum), four gold rings worth thirty shillings, a gold ring sett with seaven diamonds worth twenty-five pounds, and nineteen pounds in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Sir John Scudamore, K.B., the said goods and moneys being taken from the person of the same Sir John Scudamore. Ralph Taylor and Thomas Anne confessed the indictment, the other seven culprits were found 'Guilty' by a jury; all nine highwaymen were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

9 December, 13 Charles II.—Order (made by Justices of Peace for Middlesex in G. S. P. at Hicks Hall &c.) that the Churchwardens of St. Giles's Cripplegate, with the assistance of the ablest and substantiallest inhabitants of their parish, forthwith raise by rate within the same parish a sufficient sum of money for the full repayment to John Clarke of St. Giles's aforesaid baker, of the sum of £118 5s. 2d., which he disbursed and expended out of his own moneys for the relief of the poor of the said parish in 1659 a.d., when he "was churchwarden of the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate where the poore were very numerous, and in the said yeare by exceeding hardnes of the times and deadnes of tradeing many housekeepers fell to great want [and] others forsooke their wives and families. S. P. Reg.

14 December, 13 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Thomas Byde knt. J.P., of Thomas Pile of Spittlefeilds weaver, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Pile's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to prosecute an indictment against one Jenckinges and Griffith for uttering and speaking seditious and treasonable words against the King's Majesty at a private meeting." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 13 Charles II.

16 December, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Swalowe esq. J.P., of Symon Marriott of St. Paul's Covent Garden gentleman, William Powell of St. Martin's-in-the Feildes . . . . and Richard Major of St. Paul's Covent Garden . . . ., in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the said Richard Major's appearance at the next S. P. and G. D. for Middlesex, to answer for speaking seditious words, to wit, "That although the King had sett forth a proclamation for those that were of Oliver's partie to depart out of the cittie of London, yett they would be able to doe more mischeife against the King then they would doe at hoame; for though the Cittie of [ ] had cried them downe, yet the Cittie would crie them upp as fast againe; As also for saying that the Bishopp of Durham had thirtie thousand pounds more than he should have." G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

21 December, 13 Charles II.—True Bill that, in the high-way at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., Thomas Cooke, Benjamin Childerton, Thomas Anne, Ralph Taylor, John Brookes, William Nash and Richard Benfeild, all seven late of the said parish laborers, assaulted the Rt. Hon. Arthur the Earl of Essex, and robbed him of a hat called "a beaver" worth five pounds, a silke hatband worth five shillings, a sword with a silver hilt worth four pounds, and three pounds in numbered money, of the goods chattels and money of the said Earl of Essex, the said chattels and moneys being taken from the person of the said Earl. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 13 Charles II.

26 December, 13 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Jeremie Whichcot bart. J.P., of Richard Vincent son of John Vincent labourer and Thomas Russell labourer, both of Hendon, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of the said Richard Vincent at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer "for makeing a disturbance in Hendon church in the tyme of the public service of God . . . . on the 10th November last past."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same J.P., for the appearance of Richard Sullen of Hendon labourer, and Daniel Shepard of Hendon labourer, at the same next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for taking part in the same riotous disturbance in Hendon church. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 13 Charles II.