Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1680

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1680', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 142-149. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66087 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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1680

8 January, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, for the appearance of Margaret Bell, the wife of Thomas Bell of St. Clement's Danes' victualler, at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex to be held at Hixes Hall, to answer &c. "for being a reputed popish recusant." She failed to appear. S. P. R., 24 Feb., 32 Charles II.

12 January, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Charles King late of the said parish laborer assaulted Mary Mathews in the highway, and robbed her of "a Bengall gowne" worth eighteen pence, and two hempen aprons worth eight pence, of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid Mary Mathews. Found 'Guilty,' Charles King was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 15 Jan., 31 Charles II.

12 January, 31 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, George Allyson late of the said parish laborer tore and took and carried away from the freehold tenement of Nicholas Barebones M.D. three hundred pounds weight of lead, of the goods and chattels of the said Nicholas Barebones, the same lead being then and there affixed to the said freehold tenement. Found 'Guilty' by a jury, George Allyson was fined thirty-four shillings and fourpence, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the fine. S. P. R., 13 Jan., 31 Charles II.

13 January, 31 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Henry Hawley esq. J.P. on the said day, of Nathaniel Withers of Windover co. Bucks, gentleman in the sum of forty pounds, and of Edward Pate of Isleworth co. Midd. gentleman and John Stibbs of New Brentford co. Midd. coffeeman, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Nathaniel Withers at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer the informacions of John Thomas, Charles Ayscoghe and Vincent Parrett for saying the Duke of Monmouth was a traytour, a bastard and a paper-scull'd fellow." S. P. R., 13 Jan., 31 Charles II.

6 February, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Smith Bart. J.P. on the said day, of Henry Haines butcher, Thomas Foster waterman and Michael Hood waterman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; the parchment being endorsed with these words, to wit, "Whereas att a Private Sessions held on the 6th day of February instant at the Courthous upon Milend Green in the county of Midd., before Sir William Smyth bart, Sir Charles Pitfield knt., Josiah Rycrofts, George Dashwood, esqs., his Majesties Justices &c. Francis Quash of Ratcliffe within mencioned chaundler was brought and presented for opening his shop on the 30th day of January (being a Day of Humiliation sett apart by Act of Parliament for the Martyrdom of King Charles the First), which matter was proved on Oath, and the said Francis Quash required to putt in suretys to answer the said complainte, which he refuseing was committed by the Court to New Prison. Afterwards Bayle being tendred, I accepted the same and discharged him thence. Now the condicions of this Recognizance is such that, if the beforenamed Francis Quash shall personally appear at the next General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Midd., and there shall answer the said complaint, Then &c. W. Smyth."—Six similar Recognizances for the appearance of Benjamin Ruttland tayler, Thomas Scattergood mealeman, John Trever shoemaker, Edward Hoare distiller, John Constantine slop-seller, Robert Winn smith, all of Ratcliffe aforesaid, at the next General S. P. for Midd. to answer, each of them having offended by opening his shop on the said day of Humiliation, and having refused to put in sureties for his appearance at next G. S. P., until he had been committed to the new Prison. Each misdemeanant appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 24 Feb., 32 Charles II.

17 February, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Tobias Butler gentleman and Daniel Sihane laborer, both late of the said parish, assaulted Nicholas Fitz-Simons, and that Tobias Butler slew and murdered the said Nicholas Fitz-Simons by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the left part of his breast, of which mortal wound he then and there died instantly; and that Daniel Sihane was present at the said murder and encouraged the said Tobias Butler to commit it. Found 'Guilty,' Tobias Butler was sentenced to be hanged. No clerical note over Daniel Sihane's name. G. D. R., 26 Feb., 32 Charles II.

30 March, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Stuart Forster esq. J.P., of Anthony Bevin laborer, Israel Elliot widow and William Kempson victualler, all three of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Anthony Bevin at the next G. S. P. at Hicks Hall, "to answere his throwing down of earth, and the breaking down a vault, which fell upon severall statues in or neare Arundell Buildings belonging to the Lord Howard, whereby the same were broken defaced and spoiled." S. P. R,, 19 April, 32 Charles II.

15 April, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Dunstan's-in-theWest co. Midd. on the said day, John Gyles late of the said parish gentleman, together with other evil-doers to the jurors unknown, assaulted with murderous intention John Arnold esq., one of the King's Justices of the Peace for the county of Monmouth, and with swords &c. wounded, beat and maltreated the said John Arnold, giving him a wound from which blood flowed between his belly and left breast, and two wounds on the breast, and two wounds on his left arm. Found 'Guilty,' John Gyles was sentenced to stand for an hour on the pillory on three several days, on one day near Chancery Lane at a place called . . . . Lane, and on another day in Holborne near Grayes Inn Corte, and on another day in the Strond, near the Maypoll, having on his hat a paper, setting forth his offence in these words, to wit, 'For assaulting by lyinge in waite, and greivously wounding John Arnold esq, a Justice of Peace of Monmouthshire;' and further to pay a fine of fifty shillings, and to remain in prison untill he shall put in good sureties for his good conduct, during the rest of his life. G. D. R., 7 July, 32 Charles II.

22 April, 32 Charles II.—A Particular Account of the Recusants, lately specified in a Commission directed to his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, bearing date the twoe-andtwentieth day of April 1680, for administering the Oathe of Supremacie and Obedience to them, and inhabiting in Finsbury Division of Middlesex. A mere list of the suspected recusants of the Finsbury Division of the metropolitan county, this document of stitched leaves gives names of sixty-one individuals, together with the names of their respective parishes, and particulars relating to their respective degrees of dignity or humility. (1) Edward Lord Pawlett, (2) Arthur Owen esq., (3) his daughter Abigail Owen, (4) Arthur Warren esq., (5) his daughter Abigail Warren, all five of St. James's Clerkenwell, (6) Cornelius Dor, M.D. and (7) William Houseman gentleman, both of St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate, are the few persons of superior quality named in the list, whose other entries relate to trades-people, artisans, or the followers of still lowlier callings, such as Stephen Skidmore rope-dancer, Mary Thackery of Grub Street servant, Henry Harris of Clerkenwell beggar. 32 Charles II.

22 April, 32 Charles II.—A Particular Account of the names of those Recusants lately specified in a Commission directed to his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the county of Middlesex, bearing date the two and twentieth day of April 1680, for the administering the Oaths of Supremacy and Obedience to them, and inhabiting within the Tower Division. A list of the suspected recusants of the Tower Division of Middlesex, this document of stitched paper-leaves gives the names and respective parishes of upwards of 300 individuals, together with particulars indicating their respective degrees of social dignity or humility, avocations &c. The list gives the names of (1) William Beeston gentleman, (2) Gabriel Cressey merchant, (3) Thomas Chamberlaine merchant, (4) Charles Cressey merchant, (5) Lewis Duplesse merchant, all five of St. Leonard's Shoreditch, (6) Richard Abell gentleman, (7) his daughter . . . . Abell, both of Whitechappell, (8) Laurence Vaughan of St. Katherine's merchant, (9) Baptista de Casey gentleman, (10) John Watkins gentleman, (11) Mathew Lock gentleman, all three of St. Mary's-le-Bowe, (12) Bryan Ryley of Whitechappell gentleman, (13) Peter Brissey of St. Leonard's Shoreditch merchant, (14) Leonard Vancum merchant, (15) Joshua Raine merchant, (16) his wife . . . . Raine, all three of Whitechappell, (17) Martha Smart the wife of John Smart of Poplar and Blackwall surgeon. Most of the other persons named in the list are expressly described as yeomen, tradesmen, artisans or followers of even more humble vocations. Respecting the social status and quality of a minority no information is afforded by the clerical draughtsman.—Suspected Recusants: Tower Division, 32 Charles II.

23 April, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Philip Doughty esq. and Anthony Hambleton esq., both late of the said parish, assaulted a certain Richard Capps, and that the said Philip Doughty slew and murdered the same Richard Capps by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the left part of his breast, of which wound he languished at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. from the said 23rd of April to the 11th of June next following, on which last-named day he died of the said wound: And That the said Anthony Hambleton was present at the said murder, and aided and encouraged the said Philip Doughty to commit it. Putting himself on a jury, Anthony Hambleton was acquitted. Found 'Guilty' by a jury, Philip Doughty esq. was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 7 July, 32 Charles II.

4 July, 32 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel, or any other usual place of common prayer, during three months beginning on the said day, against John Ayleworth, of St. Paul's Covent Garden, co. Midd. yeoman, and his wife Ann Ayleworth. Record of proclamation, but no minute touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 7 Oct., 32 Charles II.

8 July, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Coxe alias Tarter, late of the said parish yeoman, an infamous and evil person, with the intention of debauching and corrupting the young men and others of the said king's lieges and subjects, maliciously and scandalously uttered published and offered for sale, a certain most pernicious, wicked and vicious book entitled "The Schoole of Venus or the Ladies Delight, Reduced into Rules of Practice: Being the Translation of the French L'Escole des Filles in two Dialogues anno 1680;" exemplary passages of the filthy performance being set forth in the lengthy indictment,—passages of which it is enough to say that they fully justified the prosecution of the publisher. No clerical minutes, touching subsequent proceedings in the case appear upon the bill. S. P. R., 8 Sept., 32 Charles II.

14 July, 32 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel, or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against John Fanshawe yeoman, Morgan Dunyon yeoman, and Rebecca Daniel wife of William Daniel yeoman, all three late of St. Margaret's Westminster. S. P. West. R., 6 Jan., 32 Charles II.

11 August, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, on three several parchments, taken before James Dewy, esq. J.P. on the said day, of Richard Allen, Richard Wood and George Ware, all three of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields labourers, in the sum of four hundred pounds each, and each of them putting in two sureties, bound in the sum of two hundred pounds a-piece; For the appearance of the said Richard Allen, Richard Wood and George Ware at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to "answer the assaulting and striking of Mounsr Marine, Resident for the Duke of Courland." S. P. R., 8 Sept., 32 Charles II.

12 August, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before J. Parry . . . . J.P., on the said day, of Richard Evans of Shorditch clerke, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Richard Turke cooke and Edward Vaughan yeoman, both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Richard Evans at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for pretending to be in Orders, and a Master of Arts of Christ Church Oxon., and [having] preached several times as such." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 8 Sept., 32 Charles II.

13 August, 32 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel, or any other usual place of common prayer, during five months beginning on the said day, against the following twenty-four persons, late of St. Martin's-in-the-Field co. Midd., to wit, Barbara the wife of Roger Duke of Cleveland alias Barbara Duchess of Cleveland spinster, the Duchess of Mazareene spinster, Robert Strickland esq., John Hall esq., Sir John Arundell knt., Sir Richard Beeling knt., Edward Harnage esq., William Harnage gentleman, Mervin Titchett esq., Francis Lightfoot apothecary, Edward Halsall esq., Andrew Gallaway gentleman, James Depue gentleman, Robert Lord Hunsdon, Sarah Arundell wife of Charles Arundell esq. alias Sara Arundell spinster, Ann Dorrell spinster, Laurence Lefever gentleman, . . . . Dungan esq., . . . . Legg spinster, . . . . Hyem apothecary, . . . . Napper esq., Milbourne Maddox gentleman, Alexander Whitlocke gentleman, and Martha Bullmer spinster. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings on the bill. S.P.R., 14 Jan., 32 Charles II.

28 August, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Rowe . . . . J.P. on the said day, of Nicholas Spearman victualler, William Spearman laborer and William Jones laborer, all three of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Nicholas Spearman at the next Session of the Peace to be holden at Hicks Hall, "to answer for harbouring young fellowes and boyes in his house, that make it their imployment to pick peoples pockets." S. P. R., 8 Sept., 32 Charles II.

1 September, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that Ann Servant the wife of Ralph Servant late of Stepney co. Midd yeoman, a person greedy of gain, on the said 1 Sept., 32 Charles II. assaulted Alice Flax, and afterwards on the same day conveyed the same Alice without her consent and against her will on board a ship called The Elizabeth and Katherine, then lying in the river Thames, and afterwards in the same ship transported the same Alice without her consent and against her will to a place called Virginia in parts beyond sea, and in the same place for the gain and profit of the same Ann Servant sold the same Alice Flax to the final ruin of the same Alice. Ann Servant put herself 'Not Guilty' on the country, but afterwards, to wit, on 20 Feb., 35 Charles II., she abandoned the plea, confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of thirteen shillings and four pence. S. P. R., 4 Dec., 34 Charles II.

5 September, 32 Charles II.—True Bills, on ten several parchments, for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, during one month beginning on the said day, against John Moulmott yeoman, Randolph Gilson yeoman, Debora Fowler spinster, John Earle yeoman, John Devord yeoman, Michael Bunningham yeoman, all six late of Stepney co. Midd., and Christopher Barton blacksmith, John Ryder joyner, John Jolley tayler, and Thomas Champion shoemaker, all four late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. S. P. R., 7 Oct., 32 Charles II.

7 September, 32 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Henry Hawley . . . . J.P., of Phillip Brice of Old Brentford tobacco-pipe maker and William Row of Soe-hoe in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields mettle man, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the appearance of Phillip Brice and William Row "before his Majesties most Honoble Privy Councell (or ellswhere when thereunto required) to give evidence against Hugh Walton now prisoner in Newgate being a popish recusant, for speaking treasonable words." S. P. R., 14 Jan., 32 Charles II.

7 December, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Ealing co. Midd. on the said day, Hugh Walton late of the said parish laborer intended to raise war, rebellion and insurrection against the said Lord the King, and in order to carry out his traitorous purpose traitorously put himself "anglice listed " himself for a soldier to fight against the king, and for so doing received payment from certain false and traitorous persons to the jurors unknown. Hugh Walton put himself on a jury and was acquitted. G. D. R., 25 Feb., 33 Charles II.

8 December, 32 Charles II.—Certificates on five several parchments, that Edward Howard, Sir Thomas Grimes bart., Henry Hall, Richard Astley, Robert Yallopp came before the Court in the Justice Hall in the Old Bailey, and prayed to be discharged of indictments for recusancy, in consideration of their submission to the laws and their conformity to the usages of the Church of England. G. D. R., 8 Dec, 32 Charles II.

14 December, 32 Charles II—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the Fields co. Midd. on the said day, one hundred yards of Flanders lace worth one hundred pounds were imported into this kingdom of England against the form of a certain statute &c., And That afterwards on the same day the same hundred yards of lace, thus imported into this kingdom of England were seized and stayed, in the keeping of Mary the wife of Daniel Maccarty and Katherine Francis spinster, by Ralph Child, Joshua Farmer and John Fitcham as goods forbidden to be imported by virtue of the afore-mentioned statute, And That afterwards, to wit, on the 24th day of the same month of December the aforesaid Ralph Child, Joshua Farmer and John Fitcham, all three late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields yeomen, without any lawful authority for so doing, re-delivered the said lace at Westminster into the hands and possession of the said Mary Maccarty, and in the consideration of the same redelivery of the same lace, fraudulently and deceitfully received the sum of fourteen pounds, as a composition. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case appear upon the bill. S. P. R., 14 Jan., 32 Charles II.

23 December, 32 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer for two months, beginning on the said day, against Roger Earl Castlemaine, Sir Edward Gage, knt., John Gage, gentleman, Mary Solorer (?) widow, Peter Shaalin yeoman, John Ellicott (?) gentleman, his wife . . . ., George Roberts gentleman, Henry Howard esq., Francis Howard gentleman, John Howard gentleman, . . . . the Marchioness-Dowager of Winchester, Thomas Cook esq., William Gawen gentleman, Clara Mannay spinster and Mary Mannay spinster, all sixteen late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. G. D. R., 25 Feb., 33 Charles II.

24 December, 32 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, John Sadler laborer and Letitia Wiggington wife of William Wiggington laborer, both late of the said parish, assaulted a certain Elizabeth Houlton spinster, and that John Sadler then and there slew and murdered the said Elizabeth Houlton, by flogging "in et super dorsum, ventrem, femora, pectus, brachia, caput, faciem' with a whip, commonly called "a Catt with Nyne tayles," so that she died of the said flogging on the following day; And that the said Letitia Wiggington was present at the said murder, and aided and encouraged the said John Sadler to commit it. Found 'Guilty,' John Sadler and Letitia Wiggington were both sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 17 Jan., 32 Charles II.