Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1674

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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45-57

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1674', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 45-57. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66081 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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1674

1 January, 25 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer during two months beginning on the said day, against Claud Lante fringe-maker, James Delaroch yeoman, Anne Kelly spinster, Anne Cooke the wife of John Cooke shoemaker, Thomas Bateson yeoman, Thomas Exton yeoman, James Fitz-Gerard yeoman and James Woodcock yeoman, all eight late of Norton-Folgate. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 January, 25 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Margaret Slack widow, William Barecroft yeoman, Thomas . . . . yeoman, Ralph Vensloe gentleman, George Beamont yeoman, Claud Mosely yeoman, Anne Savage widow, Michael Curson gentleman, Elizabeth Clarke widow, Anne Wilson widow, Jane Turner widow, Dorothy Cowley widow, Benedict Price gentleman, Antony Eyre glasier, Christofer Pigot yeoman, Charles Harris yeoman, John Wise tayler, William Smithson tayler, John Dainty tayler, Thomas Terrier tiremaker, Mathew Tanner yeoman, Dorothy Goddin victualler, Theophilus Greenway yeoman, Richard Far tayler, James Branbourne tayler, . . . . Beeston . . . ., Arthur Ashfeild gentleman, Francis Griffith gentleman, Dorothy Conquest widow, Mary Speed spinster, the Countess of Avergeney (sic), John Weld gentleman, the Lord Strutton (sic), Anne Bushell widow, Thomas Leaker gentle man, Thomas Gulford gentleman, and John Dishborough gentleman, all thirty-seven late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 January, 25 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Roger Colchester porter, Ralph Haylin(?) joyner, Henry Booter milliner, Alice Scott widow, John Woodman tayler, Susan Lawson widow, Charles Hickford gentleman, Thomas Freake glasier, Susan Halley widow, Thomas Attmore scrivener, William Mascall cheesemonger, Michael Stanley apothecary, Michael Prance goldsmith, Thomas Moore bookseller, George Staresacre mealman, Elizabeth Eyres widow, Mary Leake widow, Christopher Baines victualler, Richard Bayness taylour, Frances Cursons widow, Francis Diddall tayler, the Honourable Marthaon de Winchester, Mary Saunders spinster, John Worsley tobacconist, Thomas Miller tayler, Laurence Smith tayler, Francis Tuberville distiller, William Hughes gentleman, Ferdinando Hastings gentleman, Arthur Godley schoolmaster, Mathew Hewett tayler, Robert Smith baker, Humphrey Nuttall yeoman, Thomas Staples glasier, William Young victualler, John Roman gentleman, Christofer Dowdin tayler, John Stretch yeoman, Joseph Coleman bricklayer, William Byerly yeoman, William Read yeoman, Francis Jackman yeoman, Claud Podding yeoman, John Watts yeoman, Margaret Sherman widow, all forty-five late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 January, 25 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Temperance Constance spinster, John Porter gentleman, Francis Westby yeoman, Rambonett Delamott surgeon, John Mumford yeoman, Francis Marryott yeoman, his wife Martha Marryott, Charles Goodwyn . . . ., Jane Browne spinster, Katherine Browne spinster, Mary Ashley spinster, Walter Abneston yeoman, Thomas Blenkinsop yeoman, Thomas Prichard yeoman, Robert Smith yeoman, Joan Crompe spinster, Robert Neeston tayler, Jane Woodward spinster, Anne Haynes spinster, Mary Row widow, Susan Owen widow, William Smith yeoman, his wife Isabel Smith, Mary Fisher spinster, John Croster yeoman, George Freeman yeoman, Frances Tinsley widow, Thomas Everson shoemaker, George Pariston gentleman, Winifred Beinfield spinster, George Hall carpenter, Hugh Davies yeoman, his wife Anne Davies, Eleanor Messenger spinster, John Cole brazier, his wife Catherine Cole, Anne Andrews widow, Ursula East wife of Francis East yeoman, Susan Kelly widow, Anne Crooke widow, William Hemings weaver, his wife Mary Hemings, George Sheldon gentleman, Judith Thorne wife of Richard Thorne yeoman William Tayler cornechandler, his wife Mary Tayler, Anthony . . . . confectioner, Thomas Rowland bricklayer, his wife Frances Rowland, Peter Marshall yeoman, his wife Aquamant Marshall, John Ryder joyner, William Savage yeoman, his wife Ellen Savage, Jasper Andrews joyner, his wife Joan Andrews, Stephen Wakeman tayler, his wife Joan Wakeman, Lionell Frogmorton gentleman, Katherine Fardman spinster, William Paling tayler, Villers Stanley spinster, Mary Godolphin spinster, Elizabeth Deane widow, Lambert Hawkinhurst yeoman, Richard Allybourne esq., Thomas Wright shoemaker, Peter Fountayne perfumer, John Prover limpner (sic), William Keene yeoman, Robert Bowden yeoman, John Verbin barber, Eleanor Andrews . . . ., Elizabeth Anderson widow, Joan Grundy widow, Peter Butler yeoman, Joan Richardson widow, John Baptist Libray yeoman, John Halstead yeoman, Lucy Gayson spinster, Alexander Walker distiller, his wife Dorothy Walker, John Lond shoemaker, John Plunckett yeoman, his wife Eleanor Plunckett, Priscilla wife of John Goldsmith gardiner, Peter Swaile taylor, Elizabeth Place widow, Elizabeth Holliburton widow, William Burt yeoman, Thomas Hutchins yeoman, his wife Winifred Hutchins, George Wood button-maker, his wife Anne Wood, Robert Freeman gentleman, John Peele tayler, Mary Read widow, Elizabeth Read spinster, Michael Sheldon yeoman, Lawrence Long carver, William Doncaster yeoman, John Wyatt yeoman, Welbeck Swannock yeoman, Elizabeth the wife of Michael Mead tayler, Thomas Walker yeoman, his wife Margaret Walker, Teague Shaw yeoman, James Vaughan yeoman, his wife Mary Vaughan, Eleanor Browne spinster, John Pratt yeoman, Bartholomew Maley yeoman, his wife Mary Maley, Sara Stephens widow, William Holmes yeoman, his wife Elizabeth Holmes, Edward Grimes yeoman, Mary Jones widow, Elizabeth Carpenter spinster, Ursula Parker spinster, Mary Cole spinster, Nathaniel Moore yeoman, Bridget Smith widow, and Elizabeth Kettle widow,—all one-hundred-and-twenty-four misdemeanants being late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

27 January, 25 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Langley late of the said parish, in order to bring the Lord the King into hatred and contempt, spoke and uttered these opprobrious and seditious words in the presence and hearing of very many of the said king's lieges and subjects, to wit, "I would the King had been burnt before hee came into the land." The only minute over Henry Langley's name at the head of the indictment is "Po se" = he puts himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury. No minutes touching later proceedings in the case. S. P. West. R., 24 April, 26 Charles II.

10 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Alexander Malley late of the said parish gentleman, in order to bring the Lord the King into hatred and contempt &c. spoke and uttered in the presence and hearing of divers of the said King's lieges these opprobrious and seditious words, to wit, "The King is a ridiculous Prince for makeing peace with the Duch (sic), being in league with the French, and the Kinge of France will be Kinge of England before two years comes to an end, and all protestants will be made slaves as in Turkey, or be banished."—No clerical minute upon the bill, touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. West. R., 24 April, 26 Charles II.

11 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer for one month, beginning on the said 11th Feb., against Nicholas Reynolds yeoman, John Simonds yeoman, Lawrence Barnes yeoman, Gabriel Crestey merchant, Richard Birmingham carpenter, Philip Nicholls yeoman, Thomas Chamberlaine merchant, Randolph Gillson yeoman, John Nasbeck . . . ., Elizabeth Owlston spinster, Richard Harris yeoman, John Treasurer yeoman, Charles Cressey merchant, Lewis Duplesses gentlemen, John Barbie yeoman, Andrew Petchee yeoman, Philip Legrue yeoman,—all seventeen being described as late of Spittlefeilds or places of the vicinity. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

11 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Edward Browne, late of St. Katherine's co. Midd., marriner. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during an entire month beginning on the said day, against John Browne late of St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd. yeoman. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer during one month, beginning on the said day, against Anthony Shockey surgeon, Gloyd De Minion apothecary, Christofer Hill shoemaker, Ann Perkinson spinster, Anna Perkinson the wife of William Perkinson tayler, Baptist De Casy gentleman, Thomas Moone yeoman, Peter Lovet gentleman, John Watkins gentleman, Mathew Lock gentleman, and Elizabeth Chambers spinster, all eleven late of St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

12 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer for one month beginning on the said day, against Henry Lord Howard, Charles Howard esq., Bernard Howard esq., Ismey Howard esq., Henry Howard esq., Thomas Howard esq., . . . . Lady Childe, Simon Fox gentleman, John Perke perrywig-maker, Thomas Potter perrywig-maker, Nicholas Adey farryer, William Jarvis victualler, William Salvin gentleman, Richard Goslin gentleman, Anthony Sedgwick gentleman, Thomas Smith victualler, Henry Smithson silversmith, Rowland Pippin yeoman, John Pippin yeoman, Richard Lloyd yeoman, Alexander Royall gentleman, Robert Grigg apothecary, Dorothy Sherman sempstresse, . . . . Fitz-Gerrard gentleman, John . . . . Michaell Dereing gentleman, Michael Steele cabinet-maker, John Streede cabinet-maker, Mathew Candy limpner (sic), Jeremiah Forgun gunsmith, Anthony Lewen . . . . gentleman, Jarvase Clifton gentleman, Francis Linch gentleman, Thomas Chefly taylor, Ignatius Hackford yeoman, Cornelius Lilly yeoman, Anne Spilman spinster, Elizabeth Smith spinster, Martha Fennell wife of William Fennell baker, Thomas Wetherby iron-monger, his wife Elizabeth Wetherby, Mary Clarke the wife of James Clarke, all fortytwo being described as late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

16 February, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer during one month, beginning on the said day, against Ralph Langham gentleman, Dominico Ariga victualler, Robert Garbert gentleman, Frances Buckly spinster, John Niccolls yeoman, and Robert Escourt yeoman, all six late of the Liberty of the Rolls co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

1 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not coming to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, against Peter Vangole stone-cutter, Edward Butler yeoman, Richard Butler gentleman, Christopher Beard laborer, Francis Robinson taylor, Timothy Dwyn yeoman, Robert Home smith, Robert Carter joyner, William Neagle yeoman, Monsieur St. Teverman gentleman, William White gentleman, . . . . Williams gentleman, Anne Morton spinster, Charles Gibbons yeoman, William Dodd bookbinder, Isabel Wise spinster, Margaret Wise spinster, Robert Addams cordwayner, Ralph Carter taylor, Tarnall Watkins chirurgeon, Graciana Brenant spinster, Anne Seares spinster, James Collins yeoman, . . . . Langford spinster, John Carleton gentleman, . . . . Morgan coachman, William Arthur yeoman, Sir George Wakeman knt., John Chevelear yeoman, Emanuel . . . . tayler, Mathew Jones tayler, Henry Hughes . . . ., . . . . Nonne cabinetmaker, Christopher Hemingway taylor, Robert . . . ., . . . . taylor, Anne Farne spinster, . . . . Walker laborer, William Harris yeoman, . . . ., the Lord Bellas, Thomas Bond . . . ., . . . . esq., Edward Shelton esq., Barbara Duchess of Cleveland, Frances Countess of Portland, Anne Countess of Southaske, Thomas St. John gentleman, John Dowse gentleman, Constantine Rodaixnares (?) gentleman, Francis De Plisse gentleman, Mathew Pryor yeoman, Joseph Lefever yeoman, Emanuell Pernell yeoman, Edmund Yarmouth gentleman, Edmund Mullilax gentleman, John Hubbert yeoman, John Butler yeoman, John Jordan yeoman, Bryan O'Bryan yeoman, Edmund Mullinax millyner, John Walmsley carpenter, Hugh Tutall yeoman, Robert Howse carpenter, John Browne yeoman, George Betts paynter, James Bartlet yeoman, Symon Mansfeild yeoman, Edward Holley yeoman, Anthony Lawrence bookbinder, Charles Vailger yeoman, Peter Bill yeoman, Peter Witty yeoman, . . . . Knight laborer, Symon Morpin yeoman, David Poore yeoman, James Pallett yeoman, John Potvaine yeoman, John Vardue yeoman, James Bodley yeoman, Nicholas Gulley gentleman, Thomas Lentys cordwayner, Anthony . . . . gentleman, Andrew Sasseber gentleman, Lewis . . . ., . . . . yeoman, all eighty-three late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter of Westminster, the city, burgh and town of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 13 July, 26 Charles II.

1 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against William Wiwell gentleman, Thomas Thompson yeoman, Petty Hartwell ingraver, William King yeoman, Stephen Mason taylor, Henry Smalley brushmaker, Anthony Stops trumpeter, Philip Cave silversmith, Edward Carpenter laborer, George Mattacovy (?) yeoman, John Kellion joyner, William Talbutt goldsmith, Edward Cassell gentleman, Samuel Leane taylor, Henry Dawes joyner, Thomas Ryland yeoman, Anne Mithon spinster, Edward Williscott draper, Pollid[ore] Brissell yeoman, Constantine Romanscourt yeoman, John Barrett gentleman, Charles Pledwell gentleman, Mark Preston gentleman, . . . . gentleman, Edward Pedley yeoman, John Howes yeoman, Thomas . . . . draper, . . . . Peters . . . ., Richard Brookes yeoman, Elizabeth Sherburne spinster, Anne Sherburne spinster, Mary Grace spinster and Peter Highchurch yeoman, all thirty-three late of St. Clement's Danes' within the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the collegiate church of St. Peter's Westminster of the city, burgh and town of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 13 July, 26 Charles II.

1 March, 26 Charles II.—Certificates, on three several parchments, of the conviction of Sir Thomas Bond late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. knt., John Walmesley late of the same parish carpenter and Frances Countess of Portland late of the same parish, for neglecting to go to church chapel or any place of common prayer on the said day and during an entire month beginning on the said day: the said Sir Thomas Bond knt., John Walmesley carpenter and Countess of Portland being so convicted on 5 October, 26 Charles II., in accordance with proclamation, on their default to appear &c. at the Session of the Peace, held on the said day at Westminster for the city and borough of Westminster and the liberties thereof. S. P. West. R., 5 Oct., 26 Charles II.

10 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one whole month, beginning on the said day, against Paul Turpeny weaver, Antony Quier weaver, John Backon fidler, and Joseph Gabes . . . ., all four late of St. Leonard's Shordich co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

10 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer during an entire month, beginning on the said day, against Paul Turpeny weaver, Antony Quier weaver, Henry Pomfrett weaver, William Beeston gentleman, John Backon fidler, all late of St. Leonard's Shorditch. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

10 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during a month beginning on the said day, against Greehill Dudley yeoman, John Vanlier yeoman, John Falshow yeoman, Hugh Conowaye yeoman, Katherine Blowfeild widow, Edward Edwards taylor, Ralph Skidmore bricklayer, John Wittens yeoman, his wife . . . . Wittens, Francis Turner yeoman, John Turner yeoman, Darby Toby yeoman, Francis Brownette yeoman, James Ousden yeoman, Edward Philipps yeoman, Adam Vander yeoman, Sebastian Lee vintner, Richard Newington tallow-chandler, Adam Roach yeoman, John Wall yeoman, Thomas Bullin yeoman, Joseph Renn yeoman, Robert Burk yeoman, Martin Coldron yeoman, Nicholas Valient yeoman, Richard Stephens yeoman, William Holland yeoman, John Skidmore carpenter, Shelton Naper yeoman, Robert Johnson yeoman, Peter Burlow yeoman, John Coleman yeoman, Peter Bellomy yeoman, Thomas Samborne yeoman, Nicholas Cautwell yeoman, Giles Benneare yeoman, Alexander Pride yeoman, . . . . Devanlett gentleman, John Maxfeild yeoman, . . . . Bonnylick gentleman, . . . . Taploe gentleman, and John Dureing yeoman, all forty-two late of St. Margaret's Westminster, within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of the collegiate church of St. Peter of Westminster, the city borough and town of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 24 April, 26 Charles II.

15 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one whole month beginning on the said day, against Grace Peters of St. John Street widow. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

15 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against John Browne yeoman, Richard Jones yeoman, William Gifford yeoman, Edward Sterrell yeoman, Mark Kinge yeoman, John Floyd yeoman, John Gardner yeoman, Martin Durdin yeoman, William Cother yeoman, Frank Hopkins yeoman, . . . . Ashton yeoman, Barbara Tinsley spinster, Henry Mansfeild yeoman, Thomas Cosin yeoman, Henry Henryon yeoman, Peter Draper yeoman, Alexander Bosheere yeoman, . . . . Roberts yeoman, Thady Kanadey spinster, . . . . the Lord Donbar, Charles Benfeild esq., . . . . Peters gentleman, Gabriel Coxe gentleman, Charles Black yeoman, Katherine Russell spinster, John Stayly yeoman, George Burd yeoman, Silvester Keneday yeoman, Anne Dallison spinster, Mary Alexander spinster, Kinneguis Vanlampett yeoman, John Matchett yeoman, . . . . Pidgeon widow, . . . . the Lord Barksheire, . . . . the Countess of Clenrickard, all thirty-five late St. Paul's Covent-Garden within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of the collegiate church of St. Peter of Westminster, the city borough and town of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 24 April, 26 Charles II.

15 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Nicholas Lobbett cordwayner, John Lamatar taylor, John Guzzeen taylor, Stephen Quinoe taylor, Robert Hutson draper, Joseph Jaman yeoman, . . . . the Countess of Mulgrave widow, Albon Parkinson yeoman, Thomas Sanders taylor, Peter Nowell taylor, Thomas Latch cordwayner, Bridgett . . . . spinster, Philip Russell yeoman, John Grigson yeoman, Richard Gibson yeoman, Lewis Lower yeoman, Gilbert Browning gentleman, James Bignell paynter, John Belvell yeoman, Eleonore Crumpe spinster, Henry Thunder yeoman, John Badger yeoman, Thomas Millynar yeoman, Robert Harford yeoman, Francis Emans yeoman, Thomas . . . . yeoman, . . . . Francis, yeoman, George Whitinge yeoman, Anthony Bassett yeoman, Samuel Varney yeoman, Ralph Haggerston gentleman, Christopher Purches yeoman, Andrew Robinson yeoman, . . . . Coffee taylor, Michael Raynebow yeoman, Edward Browne yeoman, Nicholas Desoll yeoman, Cristofer Blacke furryer, Michael Lepore yeoman, John Blackmore yeoman, the Lady Mary Saint John widow, Christopher Cock gentleman, George Tomlinson yeoman, Peter Meares shoemaker, James Windebancke gentleman, George Moulding yeoman, William Culham yeoman, Thomas Pynner yeoman, Thomas Burdett . . . ., Matthew Leveston yeoman, Michael Frettear yeoman, John Valency yeoman, Anne Duglas widow, Thomas Lambert yeoman, Thomas Prickett yeoman, and Thomas Caton yeoman, all fifty-six late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of the collegiate church of St. Peter of Westminster, the city burgh and town of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 24 April, 26 Charles II.

18 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Bedfont co. Midd. on the said day, Walter Parkhurst, James Slader, Francis Jackson, John White and John Williams, all five late of the said parish laborers, assaulted William Ettrick gentleman in the highway, and then and there robbed him of a sword with a silver hilt worth three pounds, a shoulderbelt embroidered with silk and with silver buckles worth five pounds, two perrywigs worth six pounds, two pairs of silk stockings worth twentyfour shillings, three holland halfeshirtes worth four pounds, two laced cravatts worth fifty shillings, two pairs of cambric cuffes laced worth thirty shillings, one pair of holland sleeves worth eight shillings, a piece of coined gold called a tenn-shilling peece of gold worth eleven shillings, and forty-five shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of the aforesaid William Ettrick.—Also, on the same file, thirteen other indictments, found against the same high-waymen for highway robberies, on the 16th or 18th of March, 26 Charles II., committed at Bedfont, Hendon, Hampstead or Harmondsworth co. Midd.; the several persons robbed by the said highwaymen in the affairs set forth in the indictments being George Palmer gentleman, Thomas Bare gentlemen, William Ettrick gentleman, Robert Hunt esq., Robert Blite, Thomas Cape esq., Grace Barber spinster, Francis Fryer, William Baker, Thomas Perryer, John Rose, Thomas Holford gentleman, James Prade esq.— Also, two bills of indictment for manslaughter and murder against the same band of highwaymen, to wit (1) for the murder of Edward Kemp, shot with a pistol bullet at Hendon on 18 March, 26 Charles II. by James Slader, and (2) for the murder of Henry Miller, run through the left side of his body with a sword by Francis Jackson at Hampstead on the same 18th of March, so that the said Henry Miller then and there died instantly. James Slader died in gaol before trial. Found 'Guilty,' the other four highwaymen were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 10 April, 26 Charles II.

26 March, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Nicholas Vanhull victualler, John Vandericluse shoemaker, Richard Spicer barber, Cornelius Snirk yeoman, John Fox laborer and John Ashton laborer, all six late of St. Botolph's-withoutAlgate, co. Midd. S. P. R., 27 April, 26 Charles II.

7 June, 26 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Robinson knt. and bart. Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of Gerald Boyce apothecary and William Bell taylor, both of St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Francis White of St. Paul's Shadwell aforesaid vintner, in the sum of forty pounds: For the said Francis White's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "then and there to answeare the erecting a greate shedd or booth in the feilds neere Stepney Church, There to sell beere ale &c. without lycence, and to keepe playing upon musick and other disports to entice and allure young people, and disdayning his Majesties Justices of the Peace, saying that he cared not for a Justice of the Peace more than he valued a bog or a fart." S. P. R., 15 July, 26 Charles II.

10 June, 26 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir J. Robinson knt. and bart. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of Mathew Hebert of London merchant, Samuel Despang of Stepney silkweaver, and Nicolas Mobart of St. Giles's Cripplegate diamond-cutter, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Mathew Hebert, Samuel Despang and Nicolas Mobart at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to "then and there answeare their refusing to receive and mayntayne the two children of Judith Nightingale a Frenchwoman, the said Hebert, Despang, and Mobart being elders of the French Church, London, and she the said Judith being of that church." S. P. R., 15 July, 26 Charles II.

11 June, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's, Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Apolonia Scroope wife of Jarvase Scroope late of the said parish gentleman, alias Apolonia Scroope of the same parish spinster, otherwise styled Apolonia Coverly late of the same parish widow, stole and carried off a silver pottinger worth thirty shillings, a silver plate worth twenty shillings, a silver cawdle-cupp worth forty shillings, and a silver tankard worth eight pounds, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Brady gentleman. Apolonia Scroope having been found 'Guilty' by a jury, the Court determined to deliberate on the case till next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 12 April, 27 Charles II.

29 July, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Vaughan late of the said parish widow stole and carried away a silver tankard worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College, Oxford. Elizabeth Vaughan having been found 'Guilty,' the Court decided to deliberate on her case till the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 9 Sept., 26 Charles II.

1 August, 26 Charles II.—True Bill against Thomas Hubbard late of Laleham co. Midd. yeoman, for not going on the said day, nor during the whole month next following, to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer. S. P. R., 8 Oct., 26 Charles II.

1 August, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, John Weeden late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. laborer, publicly spoke and uttered in a loud voice these opprobrious and seditious words, to wit, "Our King keepeth nothing but whores and hee is a scourge to the nation." No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 11 Jan., 26 Charles II.

1 August, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Alexander Burnet late of the said parish clerk, born within the dominion of the Lord the King and made and ordained a seminary priest by authority derived from the See of Rome, after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1 Eliz., and before 1 August, 26 Charles II., traitorously and as a false traitor of the said Lord the King was and remained, against the form of the Statute &c. At the head of the indictment appears this clerical memorandum ix°. Decembris xxvi. R's po' se' = On 9th Dec, 26 Charles II. he put himself on a jury. G. D. R., 9 Sept., 26 Charles II.

1 August, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Alexander Burnett late of the said parish clerk, considering lightly the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, and in no degree fearing the penalty contained in them, but against the duty of his allegiance designing and intending to withdraw divers of the said King's lieges and subjects within this kingdom of England from their natural obedience towards their said Lord the King, traitorously endeavoured and practised to withdraw divers of the said lieges to the Roman Religion away from the religion established within her dominions by the authority of Her Highness on 16 Jan. 23 Elizabeth. At the head of the indictment appears this clerical note 'ix° Decembris xxvi° R's po se' = He puts himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country on 9 Dec, 26 Charles II. G. D. R., 9 Sept., 26 Charles II.

24 August, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields on the said day, Thomas Shapcoat late of the said parish gentleman assaulted John Tildesley gentleman, and slew and murdered him, by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in his left side, of which wound he died on the following day. The bill exhibits no clerical notes touching subsequent incidents of the case.—Also, on the same file, Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem for the cause of the said John Tildesley's death. G. D. R., 9 Sept., 26 Charles II.

21 September, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Katharine's co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Batt late of St. Katharine's aforesaid yeoman assaulted James Simons, and unlawfully conveyed him to a certain ship called The George, then lying in the river Thames, with the intention of transporting the same James Simons in the same ship, without his consent and against his will, to a certain place in parts beyond sea, called Virginea, and there selling the said James Simons. Richard Batt put himself on a jury, and on 7 Dec., 1674, the jurors found him 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 8 Oct., 26 Charles II.

22 September, 26 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Josiah Ricroft esq. J.P., of Martin Wardman draper and James Cooper victualler, both of St. Katherine's near the Tower of London, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Richard Batt of St. Katherine's aforesaid habberdasher, in the sum of forty pounds: For the said Richard Batt's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answeare to all such matters as shall be objected against him by Thomas Ball, for spirriting away his apprentice James Simmons on bord the shipp George, bound for Virginea." S. P. R., 8 October, 26 Charles II.

10 October, 26 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Barrell late of the said parish laborer stole and carried away a book called 'Perkinson's Herball' worth three pounds ten shillings, another book called 'Sir Francis Bacon's Naturall Historie' worth six shillings, another book called 'Plyny's Naturall Historie' worth twenty shillings, another book called 'Parreus Surgery' worth' twenty shillings, another book called 'Woodall's Surgery' worth fifteen shillings, another book called 'Reverius in English' worth twenty shillings, another book called 'Glauber's Philosophicall Furnace, with Cutts' worth six shillings, another book called 'Crollin's Chymistry' worth three shillings and sixpence, another book called 'Hartmanns' worth three shillings and sixpence, another book called 'Scobell's Collection of Acts of Parliament' worth twelve shillings, a book called 'A Folio Bible' worth twenty shillings, another book called 'A Quarto Bible with Cutts Painted' worth thirty shillings, another book called 'The Jewish and Romish Antiquities in English' worth eight shillings, another book called 'Rider's Dictionary' worth ten shillings, another book called 'Burton's Melancholy' worth fourteen shillings, another book called 'The Cambridge Concordance' worth twelve shillings, another book called 'The Holy Court' worth fifteen shillings, another book called 'Fuller's Holy Warr and State' worth nine shillings, another book called 'The Countess of Pembrooke's Arcadia' worth eight shillings, another book called 'A large French Dictionary' worth six shillings, another book called 'A Booke of Divers Languages' worth four shillings, and another book called 'London's Dispensatory in Latin' worth six shillings, together with divers articles of personal apparel, of the goods and chattels of Allan Giles gentleman. Confessing the indictment, Thomas Barrell pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., 9 Dec, 26 Charles II.

1 November, 26 Charles II.—True Bill against Benjamin Buckingham yeoman, his wife Susan Buckingham, Thomas Darvill yeoman, his wife Jane Darvill, Susan Webb widow, Ann Nappe wife of John Nappe yeoman, John Thrapp yeoman, his wife Anne Thrapp, Henry Edwards yeoman, his wife . . . . . Edwards, and Elizabeth Edwards spinster, all eleven late of Hadley co. Midd., for not going to church chapel or any usual place of common prayer on the said day, nor during the space of two months, next following the said day. Benjamin Buckingham, Thomas Darvill, John Thrapp, Henry Edwards surrendered themselves to the Sheriff, pleaded 'Not Guilty' and were found 'Not Guilty.' The other persons charged in the bill were convicted on 12th April, 1675, on failing to appear and surrender their bodies to the Sheriff, in accordance with proclamation duly made. S. P. R., 11 Jan., 26 Charles II.

1 December, 26 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against Greenhill Dudley yeoman, his wife Elizabeth Dudley, John Vanlear yeoman, Hugh Conoway potter, Katherine Blowfield widow, John Falshaw gentleman, Elizabeth Dehavier widow, James Campion yeoman, John Coleman yeoman, Peter Parlow yeoman, James Roach yeoman, Martha Gibbons wife of John Gibbons gentleman, John Witton yeoman, Hugh Neale yeoman, George Willoughby yeoman and his wife Anne Willoughby, all sixteen late of St. Margaret's Westminster within the Liberties of the Dean and Chapter of the collegiate church of St. Peter of Westminster. S. P. West. R., 7 April, 27 Charles II.