Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1682

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1892

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1682', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 160-191. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66089 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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9 January, 33 Charles II.—Memorandum of the conviction of Musgrave Bibby late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer during one month beginning on 13 June, 33 Charles II., the said Musgrave Bibby having been indicted for the said misdemeanour at G. Q. S. P. held for the City and Liberties of Westminster on 13 October of the aforesaid year, and having failed to surrender his body to the Bailiff of the said Liberties, in compliance with due proclamation for him so to surrender himself. S. P. West. R., 9 Jan., 33 Charles II.

9 January, 33 Charles II.—Informations against the following Catholic Recusants for remaining within ten miles of the city of London against the form of a certain Act of Parliament of 5 November, 3 James I. to wit, (1) James Pollard late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields cook, (2) Gabriel Coxe late of St. Paul's Covent Garden linen-draper, (3) Adrian Vanneir late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields brasier, (4) Christopher Collinge of St. Paul's Covent Garden goldsmith, (5) Anna Maria the Countess of Shrewsberry late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, (6) Ann Gregson late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields widow, (7) Henry (?) Starsaire late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields yeoman. These seven informations were laid before William the Earl of Craven and other Justices of the Peace for Westminster, assembled in General Quarter Session of the Peace, by William Willis who in laying the informations claimed in each case the one-half of the penalty of one hundred pounds accruing to the Lord now King and the informer from each of the recusants, and sought due process of law alike for the king and for himself against the misdemeanant. S. P. West. R., 9 Jan., 33 Charles II.

10 January, 33 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, William Iles leather-cutter, Martha Humphreys widow, Benjamin Elderkin yeoman, Henry Smith wharfinger, Thomas Hudspeth taylor, John Ceade cordwayner, all six late of the said parish, together with divers other persons to the jurors as yet unknown, to the number of one hundred persons gathered and assembled themselves tumultuously, under colour of doing acts of religious worship otherwise than is permitted and ordained by the law of this kingdom of England, to the terror of the people of the Lord now King and in breach of his laws. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. West. R., 7 July, 34 Charles II.

12 February, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, George Boroscki alias Borodzie laborer, Christopher Fratz gentleman and John Sterne gentleman, all three late of the said parish assaulted Thomas Thyme esq., and that George Boroscki alias Borodzie slew and murdered the said Thomas Thyme by then and there discharging and shooting off at him a blunderbusse, charged with gunpowder and four leaden bulletts, and thereby giving him four mortal wounds on the right part of his body, over the ribs of the said part, of which mortal wounds the said Thomas Thyme died on the day next following:—And That Christopher Fratz and John Sterne were present at the said murder, and aided and encouraged the said George Boroscki to do and perpetrate it. Found 'Guilty,' all three culprits were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 24 Feb., 34 Charles II.

14 March, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, whereas our most serene and christian Lord Charles the Second is Supreme Governor in all causes as well spiritual as temporal, and under God is the Governor of the Church in this Kingdom of England (et sub Deo gubernator Ecclesie in hoc regno Anglie) and during the thirty-four years last past, to wit, throughout the whole time of his rule of England has reigned and governed his people of his kingdom of England in the true worship of God, and has been fitly and deservedly entitled the Defender of the Faith, who with strenuous effort and zeal defends and protects the Church of God, and the true and pure and sincere religion against all heretics and schismatics and the whole power and religion of Rome, nevertheless at St. Andrew's Holborn co. Midd. on the said 14 March, 34 Charles II. a certain Katherine Johnson late of the said parish spinster, designing to overthrow the state and quiet government of this Kingdom of England, and to exite sedition and rebellion against the said Lord the King, and also to bring the most illustrious James the Duke of York into odium, seditiously and advisedly spoke uttered and proclaimed these malicious and seditious words, to wit, "The King is a papist, and the Duke of York is a popish dogg." Katherine Johnson put herself on the country, and on 10 July, 1682, a jury declared her 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 31 May, 34 Charles II.

1 April, 34 Charles II.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, during six months beginning on the said day, against John Plater cheesemonger and William Rumball brewer, both late of St. Paul's Shadwell. On 15 Jan., 1682 each put himself 'Not Guilty;' and on 16 April, 1683 each was found 'Guilty' and declared to have forfeited one hundred-and-twenty pounds. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

1 April, 34 Charles II.—True Bill (so greatly defaced as to be legible only in places) for not going to church, chapel, or any other usual place of common prayer, during six months beginning on the said day, against some nine or ten persons whose parish or parishes can be no longer discovered from the worn and darkened document. Four of the persons, to wit, . . . . Dennis tobacconist, . . . . apothecary, Richard . . . ., and . . . . Andrews brewer, were found 'Guilty,' and fined one hundred and twenty pounds each. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

18 April, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Batesby of Shoreditch victualler, Thomas Hopkins of Stepney glasier, and John Barnes of St. James's Clerkenwell laborer, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of John Kennian of Edmonton laborer, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the appearance of the said John Kennian at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, then and there "to answear &c. for saying to John Hargrave a soldier, 'You are a redcoat rogue, and the King keeps none but rogues and whores about him.'" S. P. R., 24 April, 32 Charles II.

12 May, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stanwell co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Bartlett late of the said parish yeoman, designing to bring the Lord now King into odium and contempt, wickedly and scandalously in the presence and hearing of divers of the said king's lieges and subjects spoke these malicious words, to wit, "God damne the King." No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 31 May, 34 Charles II.

14 May, 34 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Henry Hawley . . . J.P. on the said day, of John Villers foot-soldier in the company of the Hon. John Barclay esq., in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Villers at the next Session of Oyer and Terminer to be holden for Middlesex, to answer "for speaking treasonable and prophane words against his Majesties sacred person." S. P. R., 31 May, 34 Charles II.

25 May, 34 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Peter Sabbs esq. J.P. on the said day, of Jeremiah Comyne of Grayes Inn co. Midd., in the sum of forty pounds, For the appearance of the said Jeremiah Comyne at the next Session of Peace and Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to "prosecute and give evidence with effect against Katherine Johnson the Younger, for being a person of vile fame and lewd conversation, and for revileing our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second, sayeing that his Majesty was a papist, and that his brother the Duke of Yorke was a popish dogg." S. P. R., 31 May, 34 Charles II.

1 June, 34 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 Thomas Goldson yeoman, his wife . . . . Goldson, John Cooper yeoman, his wife Elizabeth Cooper, Simon Sanders yeoman, his wife . . . . Sanders, John Hubbard yeoman, his wife Martha Hubbard, Jeremiah Froysell yeoman, and his wife . . . . Froysell, all ten persons late of Staines co. Midd. No clerical minute touching any subsequent proceedings against the women. Of Jeremiah Froysell the annotator only says "xv Jan. '82, po. se." Clerical minutes show that, after pleading 'Not Guilty' on 15 Jan., 1682, all others were subsequently acquitted by verdict of jurors. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

1 June, 34 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 Richard Kempe yeoman, his wife Millicent Kempe, William Gibbons the elder yeoman, William Gibbons the younger yeoman, John Estwick yeoman, his wife Susan Estwick, Martha the wife of Michael Dorsett yeoman, John Andrewes yeoman, all eight persons late of Staines co. Midd. No clerical minute touching any subsequent proceeding in the cases of Martha Dorsett and Susan Estwick. Of John Andrewes the clerical annotator of the indictment says only "xv Jan. '82, po. se" = on 15 Jan., 1682, he put himself 'Not Guilty.' Clerical minutes show that all the others pleaded 'Not Guilty' in Jan. 1682, and were acquitted by verdict of jurors on the 16th of April next following. S. P. R. 5 Oct. 34 Charles II.

30 June, 34 Charles II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Chelsey co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Sir William Throckmorton bart., then and there lying dead; With verdict of jurors saying, that on the 29th inst. David Stamer late of Chelsey aforesaid gentleman assaulted Sir William Throckmorton in the said parish, and slew and murdered him by then and there with a rapier giving him a mortal wound in the left part of his body, of which wound the said Sir William Throckmorton died on the following day in the aforesaid parish; And That as soon as the aforesaid David Stamer had committed and perpetrated the aforesaid felony and murder he made his flight and withdrew himself to places to the jurors unknown, and that the jurors are ignorant what goods or lands, chattels or tenements the said David Stamer had at the time of the doing of the said felony and murder (quod predictus David Stamer tarn cito quam ipse idem David Stamer feloniam et murdrum predictum modo et forma predictis felonice voluntarie et ex malitia sua precogitata fecisset et perpetrasset pro felonia et murdro ille felonice fugam suam fecit et in loca juratoribus predictis adhuc incognita se retraxit &c.)—Also on the same file, the True Bill found against the said David Stamer gentleman for slaying and murdering the said Sir William Throckmorton bart., the indictment bearing on its face the clerical record of the outlawry of the said David Stamer, in consequence of his failure to appear to the indictment. G. D. R., 12 July, 34 Charles II.

1 July, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hariot esq. J.P. on the said day, of William Grave of Islington yeoman, and of Mary Beazly of Islington (servant to the said William Graves) in the sum of ten pounds each: For the appearance of the said Mary Beazley at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "To answer the complaint of Henry Charge her late master, a man of a plentifull estate, having bin lately punished in the House of Correction, for inveigling his only child and daughter of about 13 years of age and endeavouring to perswade her by many arguments to a clandestine marriage with one Richard Browne, a sorry young fellow, a poore manservant, to her utter undoeing, for which purpose using to get her abroad to frequent meetings with him in her parents absence, debauching her mind with . . . . songs swearing and drinking, having received rewards for her good service, and being promised more when the business [should be] effected. Notwithstanding all which, upon the applications of some persons for a release, her seeming sorrow for her great fault, and fained promises not to offend any more in the same kind, was soone discharged out of the House of Correction, for being soe impudent as to meete the said Browne againe at an ale-house under her master's nose in consultation about the same matter." S. P. R., 10 July, 34 Charles II.

14 July, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Hariot esq. J.P. on the said day, of William Grave yeoman and John Barnes husbandman, both of Islington, in the sum of ten pounds each: For the appearance of Isaac Bilt at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "then and there to answer the complaint of Job Tapping and John Rust for malitiously calling unto and forewarning several persons who (instead of applying themselves to the observation of Sunday or the Lord's Day the ninth of this present month by exercising themselves thereon in the duties of piety and true religion publicly and privately) were travelling on the road with their portmantues and other carriages on their worldly business, and directed them to go back agen, and turn into another road, for prevencion of their being seized by the Watch, set out the said Lord's Day for the apprehending of persons offending against the late Act of Parliament, intituled 'An Act for the better observance of the Lord's Day called Sunday,' thereby obstructing the execution of the Law, to the lett of Justice, injury of the poor and the evill example of others." Isaac Bilt appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 4 Sept., 34 Charles II.

23 July, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Richard Newman . . . . J.P., that John Alsopp of Gardners Lane in St. Margarets Westminster gentleman, and Thomas Dunbarr glover, George Carnegy glover and John Allen butcher, all three of the city of Westminster were convicted of attending an unlawful assembly or conventicle, held on the said day in a place called the New Way within the Liberty of the said city, under colour of exercising religion otherwise than &c., and that each forfeited for his first offence in that respect the sum of five shillings. S. P. West. R., 2 Oct., 34 Charles II.

27 July, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Henry Reynell esq. J.P., of John Hubbard of Staines co. Midd. miller, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Brian Allely butcher and Edward . . . . miller, both of the aforesaid parish, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the said John Hubbard's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex to be holden at Hickes Hall, then and there to answer &c. "for speaking very abusive words reflecting upon the Right Reverend Father in God Henry Lord Bishop of London, and also several speeches in derogation and defamation of the Booke of Common Prayer, established by Act of Parliament." S. P. R., 4 Sept., 34 Charles II.

28 July, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of . . . . Straton of . . . . co. Midd. gentleman of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach some hundred persons, assembled at a certain unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion, &c. at the house of an unknown person in St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the 9th inst.: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Mr. Straton for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . July and August, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates of the conviction of John Humphrys of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the Fields co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons (numbering some hundred individuals on each occasion), assembled at three several conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of a certain unknown person in the said parish on three several days, to wit, the 23rd July, and the 6th and 20th Aug. 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of three several fines on the said John Humphrys for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the two subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . July and August, 34 Charles II.—Five several certficates of the conviction of Benjamin Agas of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, of having taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons (numbering some hundred individuals on each occasion), assembled at five several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of an unknown person in the said parish on five several days, to wit, the 23rd and 30th July and the 4th, 6th, and 20th Aug., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of five several fines on the said Benjamin Agas for the said five offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . July and August, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates of the conviction of Stephen Lobb of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons (numbering some hundred individuals on each occasion) assembled at four several unlawful conventicles held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the said parish on four several days, to wit, 2nd July, and the 6th, 13th, and 20th Aug., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of four several fines on the said Stephen Lobb for the said four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

6 August, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hands and seals of Richard Newman . . . . and J. Cutler . . . . Justices of the Peace for the city and liberties of Westminster, that Benjamin Anthrobus of Cheapside in the city of London linen-weaver was duly convicted before them on the said day of attending an unlawful conventicle held on the same day at a place called 'Le Little Amery' within the same liberties under colour of exercising religion, &c., and also of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the said assembly, for which first offence in that respect he forfeited the sum of twenty pounds. Also on the same file, the certificate, under the hands and seals of the same Justices of the Peace, of the conviction of Benjamin Freeman of St. Giles's-in-theFields within the said Liberties apothecary of having been present on the same 6th of August at an unlawful conventicle, held at "Le Little Amery" aforesaid under colour &c, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the same conventicle, for which first offence in that respect he forfeited the sum of twenty pounds. S. P. West. R., 2 Oct., 34 Charles II.

20 August, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, George Morris late of the said parish, intending to lower the authority of Sir William Smith J.P. for Middlesex and to bring him into contempt, in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects openly spoke these opproprious words, to wit, "Sir William Smith is a very pitifull fellow, and that he" (meaning himself George Morris) "had arrested him" (meaning the said Sir William Smith) "and pluckt him out by his ears, and that he was not worth forty shillings if all his debts were paid, and that once when he arrested him, he waited upon him at a Victualling-House in Stepney and had forty shillings for his panes." George Morris confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of three pounds six shillings and eight-pence, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the said fine. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates of the conviction of Joseph Read of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons (numbering on each occasion some hundred individuals), assembled at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of an unknown person in the said parish on four several days, to wit, the 23rd and 30th of July and the 6th and 20th Aug., 34 Charles II.; Certifying also the imposition of four several fines on the said Joseph Read for the four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of Thomas Quick of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach some hundred persons, assembled on the 30th inst. at an unlawful assembly, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of an unknown person in the same parish, and of having been fined 20£. for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of ... Alsopp of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach some hundred persons assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of an unknown person in the said parish on the 20th inst.; Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Mr. Alsopp for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of . . . . Greenwood of . . . . gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach some hundred persons, assembled at a certain unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in . . . . co. Midd. on 30th July, 34 Charles II.; Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Mr. Greenwood for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of William Gibson of . . . . co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach some hundred persons, assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of a certain unknown person in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on 3rd Aug., 34 Charles II.; Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said William Gibson for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

31 August, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction of . . . . Parsons of . . . . co. Midd. gentleman, of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons (numbering some hundred individuals on each occasion), assembled at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of an unknown person in St. Paul's Covent Garden on two several days, to wit, the 6th and 20th Aug., 34 Charles II.; Certifying also the imposition of two several fines on the said Mr. Parsons for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

1 September, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Finchley co. Midd. within the diocese of the Bishop of London on the said day and continually afterwards even to the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, 11 Oct., 34 Charles II., Austin Swift took upon himself to keep and then and there throughout all the aforesaid time kept a school for the education and discipline of young men, and in the same school was schoolmaster, the said school not then being within any university or college of this kingdom of England, nor then being a publick grammar school and the said Austin Swift not then keeping the said school in any house of any such nobleman or noblewoman or gentleman or gentlewoman as was not then a recusant, and the same Austin Swift not being then specially licensed in that respect by the Archbishop, the bishop or the guardian of the spiritualities of the same diocese. On 4 Oct., 1683 (sic), Austin Swift put-himself 'Not Guilty' on the country and on 14 January, 1683 (sic), a jury found him 'Not Guilty.' S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

3 September, 34 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 Salvin widow, Mary Salvin spinster, Elizabeth Salvin spinster, Katherine Chapman widow, Hugh Flammingham tayler, all five late of St. Clement's Danes', and Christopher Richardson late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman and his wife Jane Richardson. No clerical minute touching any proceedings subsequent to proclamation. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

27 September, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Finchley co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Stanbridge the wife of Richard Stanbridge late of Finchley aforesaid yeoman alias Elizabeth Stanbridge late of the said parish spinster assaulted Austin Swift gentleman, and with a brick called a tyle which she threw at him struck him upon the left arm, so as to give him "a grievous bruise" on the same arm &c. On 4 Dec, 1682 (sic), Elizabeth Stanbridge was fined in the sum of six shillings and eight pence, which she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

29 September, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Partridge late of the said parish bookseller, an impious man having no fear of God in his heart &c. wickedly and maliciously and scandalously uttered, published and sold a vicious libel entitled A Satyr against Marriage: Directed to the inconsiderable Animal called Husband, and containing theses false, scandalous and seditious words, to wit, "Marryed ! O Hell and Furies ! Name it not, Hence, Hence you holy cheats; a Plott, a Plott. Marriage is but a licensed way to sin, A nooze to catch religious woodcocks in: Or the nick name of some malicious Freind, Begot in Hell to prosecute mankind. 'Tis the destroyer of our peace and health, Mispender of our precious time and wealth, The enemy to wit, valour, mirth, all that we can virtuous good or pleasant call," and containing these scandalous and seditious sentiments, to wit, "Thus whether illegitimate or not, cowards and fools in wedlock are begot: Lett no enobled soul himselfe debase by lawfull wayes to dasterdize his race: But if he must pay Nature's debt in kind, To check the growing danger let him find some willing female out, what though she be the very scum and dregs of infamy," and yet further containing these scandalous and seditious sentiments, to wit, "What then ? She's better than a wife by half, And if thou'rt still unmarryed thou art safe, with whores thou could'st not venture, what is lost may be redeemed again with care and cost, But a damned wife, inevitable state, destroys soul, body, credit, and estate." No other exemplary passages of the poor satire are given in the indictment. Thomas Partridge confessed the indictment and was fined thirteen shillings and four pence, which sum he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

1 October, 34 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 twenty persons, whose names appear in previous summaries of similar indictments, and to no one of whom is any degree of gentle quality assigned by the draughtsman of the bill. . . . . S. P. West. R., 11 April, 35 Charles II.

8 October, 34 Charles II.—Defective certificate, under the hand and seal of James Dewy esq., J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of "The Old Doctor . . . of the parish of . . . gentleman" before the said J.P., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c, on the same 8 Oct., 34 Charles II., at a certain house called "Meggs Meeting House" in St. Martin's-in-theFields and St. Paul's Covent Garden, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons, assembled at the same conventicle: Certifying also that James Dewy esq. J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on "The Old Doctor . . . . of the parish of . . . . gentleman" for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

8 October, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of James Dewy esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Weight of . . . . saylesman and John Edges of . . . ., of having assembled on the said day under colour of exercising religion &c, together with ten other persons (cum multis aliis in toto se attingentibus ad numerum decem personarum) in the Savoy: Certifying also that said J.P. imposed a fine of five shillings on the said . . . . Weight and the said . . . . Edges. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

15 October, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of James Dewy esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Weight saylesman and John Edges tinman, of having assembled with others to the number of ten persons in the Savoy under colour of exercising religion &c. . . . and of having been fined five shillings each for their said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

19 October, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Ealing co. Midd. on the said day, John Whitehouse late of the said parish gentleman assaulted Elizabeth Underwood, the wife of John Underwood, and then and there with his right hand struck the said Elizabeth upon her mouth so as to bruise her, and so that she has languished from the said ill treatment from the day of the said assault even to the day of this inquisition, John Whitehouse gentleman confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of six shillings and eight pence, which he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R. 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

21 October, 34 Charles II.—Memorandum of the injunction laid on Alice Lamb, wife of William Lamb of Stepney co. Midd., sailor, under penalty of imprisonment, to appear at the next Session of the Peace, to prefer a bill and give evidence against Alee Sarvant "for trepanning on ship board and selling Alee Flax into Virginia partes beyond the seas &c." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

21 October, 34 Charles II.—True Bill against John Hutchins, Joseph Redwell, Henry Pavett, Richard Rent, Thomas William and Abraham Casteile, all five late of Stepney co. Midd., for assaulting one William Johnson in the high-way at the said parish on the aforesaid day, and then and there robbing him of a steele tobacco-box worth sixpence, a 'renting hand-kerchief' worth a penny, and five pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods, chattels, and moneys of the said William Johnson. Found ' Guilty' all five highwaymen were sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 6 Dec, 34 Charles II.

21 October, 34 Charles II.—Five several certificates, under the hand and seal of John Phelips J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before him of Nathaniel Partridge (otherwise spelt Partriche) of Old Street in St. Giles's Cripplegate co. Midd. gentleman, of having been present at five several conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at his house in the said street on five several days, to wit, on 13th, 20th, and 27th Aug. last past, and 2nd and 3rd Sept. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles, numbering more than five persons over and above the members of the household of the said Nathaniel Partridge: Certifying also the imposition by the said certifying J.P. of five several fines upon the said Nathaniel Partridge, for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

22 October, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of James Dewey esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying (1) that on the said Sunday . . . . Smith of . . . . gentleman, Thomas Middleton . . . ., . . . . Day the younger of . . . ., . . . Ellett of . . . ., . . . . Webb of . . . ., . . . . Cole of . . . ., . . . . Sheafald of . . . ., his wife . . . . Sheafald, his son . . . . Sheafald, the younger Sheafald's wife, and . . . . Chinn of . . . . assembled themselves with twenty other persons (cum multis aliis in toto se attingentibus ad numerum viginti personarum) in a certain house called "Meggs Meeting House," (2) that the aforesaid . . . . Smith gentleman took upon himself to preach to and teach the same slender assembly, (3) that the said certifying J.P. fined each of the above-named persons five shillings for being present at the said assembly, and further imposed a fine of 20£. on . . . . Smith gentleman for having taken upon himself to preach and teach. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

22 October, 34 Charles II.—Certificate that, at the Savoy in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on the said day, James Cockrell, his son . . . . Cockrell, the younger Cockrell's maidservant, . . . . Waite of St. Mary's-le-Savoy, Daniel Waite boddismaker, . . . . goldsmith, and Daniel Higbey of St. Clement's Danes' cheesemonger, assembled them selves with some twenty other persons at an unlawful conventicle under colour of exercising religion &c., and were each fined five shillings for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

25 October, 34 Charles II.—Certificate under the hand and seal of Joshua Gallard esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying (1) That, on the 8th inst. Oct., William Sanders tallowchandler, William Belton mealman, Henry Hodge butcher and Thomas Watts alias Watson haberdasher, all four of Chipping Barnett co. Herts, and Henry Nicolls goldsmith, William Wild alias Bull chandler and his wife . . . . Wild alias Bull were present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the dwellinghouse of Samuel Hodge of South Myms co. Midd. butcher, and (2) That the said Samuel Hodge wittingly and willingly allowed the said conventicle to be held in his said dwellinghouse, and (3) That two unknown men took upon themselves to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle, and (4) That, the above-named misdemeanants having been duly convicted of their respective misdemeanours before the above-named certifying Justice of the Peace, he the said Joshua Gallard imposed fines upon them, including a fine of 20£. on the said Samuel Hodge. The long and verbose certificate is so defaced and decayed, as to be illegible in places. On appeal to G. Q. S. P., William Wild alias Bull and Henry Niccolls were acquitted by jury. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

27 October, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Robert Francklyn of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate clerk, of having been present at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Blew Anchor Alley in the said parish on two several occasions, to wit, in the morning and the afternoon of the 8th of inst. Oct., and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of two several fines on the said Mr. Robert Francklyn for his said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . October, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at private S. P. held at the sign of The Three Pidgeons at New Braintford co. Midd., of William Gates of Braintford cordwayner, in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of John Townsend grocer and William Waller brick-layer both of Braintford, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said William Gates at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere the promoting a seditious peticion presented to the Lord Mayor of London and the Court of Aldermen." S. P. R., 5 Oct., 34 Charles II.

. . . . October and November, 34 Charles II.—Four several defective certificates, under the hand and seal of James Dewy, esq. J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before him of one . . . . Persons gentleman of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house called "Meggs Meeting House" in the parishes of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. Paul Covent Garden on four several days, to wit, the 1st, 15th, and 29th Oct. and 5th Nov., 34 Charles II., and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition by the same magistrate of four several fines on the said . . . . Persons for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . October and November, 34 Charles II.—Four defective certificates, under the hand and seal of James Dewy esq. and J,P. for Middlesex, certifying the conviction of "The Scotchman of . . . . gentleman," of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house called "Meggs Meeting House" in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on four several days, to wit, the 8th, 15th and 22nd October and 5th Nov., 34 Charles II., and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles; Certifying also the imposition of four several fines on "The Scotchman of . . . . gentleman" for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . October and November, 34 Charles II.— Five several defective certificates, under the hand and seal of James Dewy esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of "A stranger of the parish of . . . . gentleman" of having been present at five several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house called "The Old Playhouse" in St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd., on the five several occasions, to wit, on the morning and afternoon of the 8th and 29th Oct. and on 5 Nov., 34 Charles II., and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons present at the same conventicles: Certifying also that the said Justice of the Peace imposed five several fines on "A Stranger of the parish of . . . . gentleman" for his said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. The five successive congregations to which the Stranger preached numbered respectively 11, 11, 15, 18, 25 persons. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

. . . . October and November, 34 Charles II.— Four several certificates of the conviction of . . . . Strattle of . . . . gentleman of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons, assembled at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at "The Old Playhouse" in St. Clement's Danes', on four several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 22nd Oct. and 5th Nov., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition on the aforesaid Mr. Strattle of four several fines for his said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. Each of the four congregations numbered some 22 individuals. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

1 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Clerk of Edmonton co. Midd. chandler, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas Martin gentleman and John Bellis wheelwright, both of Edmonton aforesaid, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said John Clerke's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for that he (being one of the constables of the said parish of Edmonton) did on the one and thirtieth day of October last past obstinately refuse to execute and be assisting to John Foulkes one of the head-boroughs of the said parish of Edmonton in the execution of one warrant to them and others directed, commanding them to levy the sum of twenty pounds by distresse and sale of the goods and chattells of Richard Chaire of Edmonton aforesaid smith, which was by him forfeited for that he was lawfully convicted of wittingly and willingly suffering a seditious conventicle to be held in his house in Edmonton aforesaid on the first day of October last past contrary to the statute in that case &c." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of George Hockenhull of Hackney co. Midd. esq., of having wittingly and willingly permitted an unlawful conventicle to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his dwelling-house in the forenoon of 29th Oct. last past: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said offender, for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Seven several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. of George Hockenhull of Hackney co. Midd. esq., of having wittingly and willingly permitted seven several unlawful conventicles to be held in his house under colour of exercising religion &c. on seven several occasions, to wit, in the forenoon and afternoon of 1st and 8th Oct., the forenoon of 15th Oct., and the afternoon of 29th Oct., 34 Charles II., and on some one day whose date is no longer legible: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed seven several fines of 20£. each on the said George Hockenhull for the said seven offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Twenty several certificates under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, to wit, ten certificates of the conviction, before the said J.P., of George Barham of Hackney co. Midd. clerk, of having preached to and taught the persons, assembled at ten several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his dwelling-house in the said parish on ten several occasions, to wit, in the forenoon and the afternoon of each of the following days, viz. 24th Sept., and 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th of Oct., 34 Charles II., certifying also that the said J.P. imposed ten several fines of 40£. each on the said George Barham for the said ten offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence, amounting in all to 400£.: Also, ten several certificates of the conviction, before the same J.P., of the same George Barham of having wittingly and willingly permitted the aforesaid ten unlawful conventicles to be held in his aforesaid dwelling-house in Hackney: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed ten several fines upon the said George Barham for the lastnamed ten offences, amounting in all to 200£., to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. The 600£. of the fines thus imposed on Mr. George Barham for twenty several offences may be computed at 3,000£. of Victorian money. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger, knt. and J.P., of . . . . Woodcocke of Hackney co. Midd. . . . ., of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Hackney aforesaid, in the morning of 1st Oct., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said . . . . Woodcocke for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of . . . . Wiggons alias Wiggins of Hackney co. Midd. clerk of having preached to and taught the persons, assembled at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the dwelling-house in the said parish of George Hockenhull of Hackney esq. on two several days, to wit, in the afternoon of the 1st and the afternoon of the 8th Oct. last past: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed two several fines on the said Mr. Wiggons for his said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. of . . . . Dent of Hackney co. Midd. clerk of having preached to and taught the persons, assembled at a certain unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the dwelling-house in the said parish of George Hockenhull of Hackney esq., on the afternoon of 15th Oct. last past: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said Mr. Dent for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of Dr. Bates of Hackney co. Midd. of having preached to and taught the persons, assembled at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the dwelling-house in Hackney aforesaid of George Hockenhull of Hackney esq. on three several days, to wit, 8th, 15th and 29th Oct. last past, in the forenoon of each day: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed three several fines on the said Dr. Bates for his said three offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. of Onesiphorus Rood of Hackney co. Midd. clerk, of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the dwelling-house in the said parish of George Hockenhull esq. of Hackney on two several days, to wit, the 24th Sept. last past and 29th of Oct. last past: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed two several fines on the said Onesiphorus Rood for his said two offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex of the conviction of . . . . Asher, of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Midd. widow, of knowingly and willingly permitting two several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. at her dwelling-house in Hackney aforesaid on two several days, to wit on the 15th and 29th of October last past, and of the imposition of two several fines of 20£. on the said widow Asher for the said two offences, i.e. a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of the conviction of John Lane of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Midd., alderman of the City of London, of knowingly and willingly permitting four several conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. at his dwelling-house in Clapton aforesaid on four several days, to wit, on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th October last past, and of the imposition of four several fines of 20£. on the said John Lane for the said four offences, i.e. a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Wiggons of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Middlesex, of being present at an unlawful conventicle, held at the meeting house (apud domum convencionis) in Clapton aforesaid on the 15th of October last past, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful conventicle, and of the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said . . . . Wiggons for his said and first offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Warren of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Middlesex, of being present at an unlawful conventicle held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the meeting-house in Clapton aforesaid in the afternoon of the 8th of October last past, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful conventicle, and of the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said . . . . Warren for his said first offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Woodcock of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Middlesex, of being present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the meeting-house in Clapton aforesaid on three several days, to wit, on the 8th, the 15th, and the 29th days of October last past, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at each of the said unlawful conventicles, and of the imposition of three several fines on the said . . . . Woodcock for each of his said offences, i.e. a fine of 20£. for the first, a fine of 40£. for the second, and another fine of 40£. for the third offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of "Mr. Morland" of Clapton in the parish of Hackney co. Midd., of being present at two certain unlawful conventicles, held on two several days, to wit, the 1st and 29th days of October last past under colour of exercising religion &c. at the meeting-house (domum convencionis) in Clapton aforesaid, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same unlawful meetings, and of the imposition of two several fines on the same Mr. Morland for the same two offences, i.e. a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Sixteen several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Gilbert the Earl Clare of wittingly and willingly permitting sixteen several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his house called the Old Playhouse, in Vere Street in the parish of St. Clement's Danes', on sixteen several occasions, to wit, on the morning and afternoon of 20th August last past, on . . . . of 3rd September last past, the morning and the afternoon of 10th September last past, the morning and afternoon of 17th September last past, the morning and afternoon of 24th September last past, the morning and afternoon of 1st October last past, the morning and afternoon of 8th October last past, the morning and afternoon of 15th of October last past, and the afternoon of the 22nd October last past, and of the imposition of sixteen several fines of 20£, on the said earl for each of his said sixteen offences, i.e. a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Eleven several certificates, under the hand seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Benjamin August of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk, of being present at eleven unlawful conventicles held under colour of exercising religion &c. at his house or place of meeting in the said parish on eleven several occasions, to wit, on the morning and afternoon of 17 th Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 24th Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of the 1st October last past, the morning and afternoon of 8th October last past, the morning and afternoon of the 15th October last past, and the afternoon of the 22nd October last past, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at each of the said conventicles, and of the imposition of eleven several fines on the said Benjamin August for the said eleven offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Joseph Read of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the afternoon of the 22nd and the afternoon of the 29th Oct. last past at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same unlawful meetings, and of the imposition of two several fines on the same Joseph Read for the said two offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Thomas Quicke of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. on three several days, to wit, the 1st, 8th, and 15th of October last past, at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish, and having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful conventicles, and of the imposition of three several fines on the same Thomas Quicke for the same three offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Five several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Parsons of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at five several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish on five several occasions, to wit, on the morning of 23rd August last past, the morning of 17 th Sept. last past, the morning of 24th Sept. last past, the morning of 1st Oct. last past, and the morning of 15th Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons present at the said conventicles, and of the imposition of five several fines on the same . . . . Parsons for his said offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Thomas Quick of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish on the 10th and 17th of September last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful meetings, and of the imposition of two several fines on the said Thomas Quick for his said two offences i. e. a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Benjamin August of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at six several unlawful assemblies, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish (apud quamdam domum seu locum convencionis in parochia predicta) on six several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 20th Aug. last past, the morning and afternoon of 3rd Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 10th Sept. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled, at the said unlawful conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of six several fines on the said Benjamin August for the said six offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger lent, and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Stratle of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. clerk of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the morning of the 8th of October last past, at a certain house called the Old Playhouse in the said parish, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle, and of the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said . . . . Stratle for his said first offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Fifteen several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Benjamin August of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, co. Midd . . . . of having wittingly and willingly permitted fifteen several conventicles to be held in his peculiar dwellinghouse (in sua domo peculiari mansionali) in the said parish, under colour of exercising religion &c. on seventeen several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 20th Aug. last past, the morning and afternoon of 3rd Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 10th Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 17th Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 24th Sept. last past, the morning and afternoon of 1st Oct. last past, the morning and afternoon of 8th Oct. last past, and the afternoon of 22nd Oct. last past: Certifying also the imposition of fifteen several fines upon the said Benjamin August for the said fifteen offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Nine several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Meggs of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. . . . . of having wittingly and willingly permitted nine several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his own peculiar dwellinghouse in the said parish, on nine several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 20th Aug. last past, on . . . . of 3rd and 10th Sept. last past, in morning and afternoon of 17 th and 24th Sept. last past, and the morning of 1st Oct. last past: Certifying also the imposition of nine several fines on the said . . . . Meggs for the said nine offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Eighteen several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Joseph Read of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. . . . . of wittingly and willingly permitting eighteen several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c., at a certain meeting-house adjoining his dwellinghouse in the said parish, on eighteen several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 20th Aug. last past, on . . . . of 3rd Sept., 10th Sept., the morning and afternoon of 17th Sept. and the morning and afternoon of 24th Sept. last past, and in the morning and afternoon of 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th Oct. last past: Certifying also the imposition of eighteen fines on the same Joseph Read for the same eighteen offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Eight several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Joseph Read of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. clerk of having been present at eight unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house or place of meeting in the said parish, on eight several days, to wit, . . . . August last past, 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th Sept. last past, and 1st, 8th, and 15th October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of eight several fines on the said Joseph Read for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

2 November, 34 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Meggs of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., of wittingly and willingly permitting six several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. at his own peculiar dwellinghouse in the said parish, on six several occasions, to wit, in the morning of 1st Oct. last past, the morning and afternoon of 8th Oct. last past, the morning and afternoon of 15th Oct. last past, and the afternoon of 22nd October last past: Certifying also the imposition of six several fines on the said . . . . Meggs for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

4 November, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Harmondsworth co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Browne alias Deane, Thomas Harris alias Padgeum, John Foster alias Page, John Davies and Henry Layfield alias Lyfield, all five late of the said parish laborers, assaulted Samuel Doody in the highway, and then and there robbed him of a bridle worth six pence, a saddle worth twelve pence, a gray stone-horse worth ten pounds and thirty shillings in numbered moneys, of the goods and chattels of the said Samuel Doody. Found 'Guilty,' all five highwaymen were sentenced to be hanged.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same robbers, for assaulting one Andrew Neale on the highway at Heston co. Midd., and then and there robbing him of a hat worth five shillings, a sword worth ten shillings, a cloth coat worth ten shillings, a stuffe coat worth twenty shillings and two broad pieces of gold worth forty-and-seven shillings. All five highwaymen were found 'Guilty' and sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 6 Dec., 34 Charles II.

7 November, 34 Charles II.—Five several certificates, under the hand and seal of John Phelips J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mathew Mead of Stepney co. Midd. gentleman of having been present at five several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of the said Mathew Mead in Stepney aforesaid on five several occasions, to wit, on 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th Oct. last past, and 5th inst. Nov., and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles, numbering some twenty individuals over and above the members of the said Mathew Mead's household: Certifying also the imposition of five several fines on the said Mathew Mead for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. In each of the five certificates Mathew Mead is described as a gentleman. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

7 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of John Phelips J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of William Collins of Stepney co. Midd. gentleman, of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the house of the said William Collins in Old Gravell Lane in Stepney aforesaid on three several days, to wit, on the 1st, 15th, and 29th October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles, numbering some twenty individuals over and above the members of the family of the said William Collins: Certifying also the imposition by the said certifying magistrate, of three several fines upon the said William Collins for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. In each certificate William Collins is described as "gentleman." C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

9 November, 34 Charles II.—Five several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir George Treby knt. and Recorder of the city of London, and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before him of Samuel Ainsley the Elder of Spittlefields co. Midd. of having been present at five several conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion, &c. at the said Samuel Ainsley's house in the said parish on five several occasions, to wit, on the 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 29th of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the twenty or more persons assembled at the same conventicles: Certifying also the imposition by the said certifying J.P. of five several fines on the said Samuel Ainsley for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each of the first two offences, a fine of £40. for the third offence, and a fine of £60. for each of the two last offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

12 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several Recognizances, taken before Sir Clement Armiger knt. J.P., on the said day, of William Tasborough of Green Street in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman, each recognizance being of the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of three persons, to wit, Mary the wife of Thomas Maybanke . . . ., Mary the wife of Robert Webb labourer, and Dorothy Burgess "single woman," all three women of the said parish, at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, so that each of the same three women may then and there answer, &c, "for being taken by Mr. Thomas Atterbury one of his Majesties Messengers, and suspected to have been at Mass, and likewise for refusing to take the Oaths of Alleageance and Supremacy." S. P. R., 4 Dec., 34 Charles II.

15 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Clement Armiger knt. J.P., on the said day, of Samuel Gardiner of St. Clement's Danes' gentleman and Samuel Danis of St. Dunstan's-in-theWest fringe-maker, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of Richard Jones of St.-Giles's-in-the-Fields labourer at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for keeping an unlawfull game called a Whimsey Board in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, which causes severall idle persons to assemble together to the great disturbance of the neighbourhood." S. P. R., 4 Dec., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances for the appearance of Richard Mason of South Myms victualler, one of the constables of the said parish, at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. for obstinately refusing to execute one warrant directed to him and others and delivered to him on the fourteenth instant, "whereby they were commanded to levy the summe of twenty pounds by distresse and sale of the goods and chattells of Samuel Hodge of the same parish butcher, which was by him forfeited, for that he was lawfully convicted of wittingly and willingly suffering a seditious conventicle to be held in his house on the eighth day of October last past &c" S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Noy of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held at a certain meeting-house in Stepney in the morning of 1st Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Mr. Noy for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq, and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Harris of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Three Colt Street on three several occasions, to wit, in the morning of 1st Oct. last past, the afternoon of 8th Oct. last past, and the morning of 15th Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of three several fines on the said Mr. Harris for the said three offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the two subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Mathew Meade alias Mr. Maid of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Stepney on three several occasions, to wit, in the afternoon of the 1st, 8th and 15th of Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of three several fines upon the said Mr. Meade for his said three offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Collins of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Old Gravel Lane on four several occasions, to wit, in the afternoon of 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of four several fines on the said Mr. Collins for his said four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Wilson of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Old Gravell Lane on four several occasions, to wit, in the morning of the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same unlawful conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of four several fines on the said Mr. Wilson for his said four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the con viction of Mr. Lawrence of having been present at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at Stepney on two several occasions, to wit, in the morning of the 8th and the morning of the 15th of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of two several fines on the said Mr. Lawrence for the said two offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first, and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Thomas Day of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in School-House Lane on four several occasions, to wit, in the morning of 1st Oct. last past, the morning and afternoon of 8th Oct. last past, and the morning of the 15th Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful conventicles: Also certifying the imposition of four several fines on the said Mr. Thomas Day for his said four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Isaac Lambe of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house over against Well Close, on four several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 1st Oct. last past, and the afternoons of the 8th and 15th of the same month, and of preaching and teaching at the same conventicles: Also Certifying the imposition of four several fines on the said Mr. Isaac Lambe for the said four offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the three subsequent offences. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Knowles of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Nightingale Lane in the morning of 1st Oct. last past: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. upon the said Mr. Knowles for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Gerrett alias Gerratt of having been present at two unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house of meeting in Meeting-House Alley on two several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 1st Oct. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of two several fines on the said Mr. Gerrett for the said offence, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first, and a fine of 40£. for the second offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Mince (or Minte) of having been present at six several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Meeting House Alley on six several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of the 8th, 15th, and 22nd of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Also certifying the imposition of six several fines upon the said Mr. Mince for the said six offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. Furgison alias Fargison of having been present at six several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house called Rider's Meeting-House in Meeting House Alley on six several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of the 8th, 15th, and 22nd of October last past, and of taking upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of six several fines upon the said Mr. Fargison for the said six offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the subsequent offences. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Mr. James of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in Nightingale Lane on three several occasions, to wit, in the afternoon of the 1st day, and the morning and afternoon of the 2nd day of October last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles: Certifying also the imposition of three several fines on the said Mr. James for the said three offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for the first offence, and a fine of 40£. for each of the two subsequent offences. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

16 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of a 'Kinsman of Mr. Thomas Day' of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the afternoon of 1st Oct. last past at a certain meeting-house in Schoolhouse Lane, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said unlawful conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. upon the aforesaid 'Kinsman of the said Mr. Day' for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

17 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at a private Session of the Peace for the Holborne division of Middlesex (ad privatam Sessionem Pacis domini Regis tentam pro Holborne divisione in comitatu Middlesexie), of Henry Tayler joyner, Charles Hadley victualler and Thomas Young victualler, all three of St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Henry Tayler, Charles Hadley and Thomas Young at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to give evidence against Thomas Ludlam "for saying the Church of England and the papists cutt of the late King's head." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

17 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken at a private Session of the Peace for the Holborne Division of Middlesex on the said day, of Thomas Ludlam yeoman and Thomas Lucas tobacconist, both of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the appearance of the said Thomas Ludlam at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for saying that the people of the Church of England and the Papists cutt of the late Kinge's head, and for confessing that he signed the late Peticion to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, and that there was noe harme [in] itt." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

17 November, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Ludlam late of the said parish yeoman, a man diabolically disposed towards our most serene Lord Charles the Second &c. . . . . and despising and envying the said king and his government and the church and state within this kingdom of England, in the course of conversation with a certain Henry Benett willingly and seditiously in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects spoke these false, scandalous, malicious, and seditious words about the said Lord the King and his government within this kingdom of England, to wit, "I hope that in a month's time I shall have a better commission then any other man in the parish under the King, and I hope to see the tide turn in a month's time, and that the Church of England and Papists were the persons that cutt of the late King's head, and that the Presbyterians had noe hand in itt, and that the Presbyterians were the King's only Freinds, and that he was crowned a Presbyterian." On his arraignment, Thomas Ludlam con fessed the indictment and was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred pounds. S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

19 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, taken before William Bridgeman esq. and J.P. on the said day, of Mary Bradshaw spinster and Richard Lock surgeon, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Mary Bradshaw at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, "to answer what may be objected against her by Mr. Evans one of his Majesties Messengers, being suspected to have been at Mass upon the said 19th day of November."—Also Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace, for the appearance of Robert Rusholme of St. Margaret's Westminster . . . . at the next S. P. for Middlesex "to answer what shall bee objected against him by Mr. Evans one of his Majesties Messengers, being suspected to have been at Mass upon the said nineteenth day of November." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

20 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Wise of St. Buttolph-without-Algate clerk, of having been present at a certain unlawful conventicle held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his own house on the 19th of inst. November, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the same conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said . . . . Wise for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

24 November, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Paul's Covent Garden co. Midd. on the said day, James Lashley late of the said parish esquire assaulted Henry Glover gentleman, and then and there slew and murdered him, by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound near the right shoulder, of which wound he then and there instantly died. Found 'Guilty,' James Lashley esq. was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 6 Dec, 34 Charles II.

26 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Clement Armiger knt. J.P. on the said day, of William Potter of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields taylor, in the sum of forty pounds: For the said William Potter's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c "for being taken by Mr. Henry Leggatt and Mr. William Howell his Majesties Messengers, comeing out of Weld House and suspected to have been there at Mass, and likewise for refuseing to take the Oathes of Alleagence and Supremacy." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

28 November, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Robert Sunderland of . . . . of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on 26th of inst.November, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Robert Sunderland for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

29 November, 34 Charles II.—Recognizance, taken before Sir George Treby knt. and J.P. on the said day, of James Parsons of Holland Street in St. Leonard's Shoreditch, in the sum of ten pounds: For his appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. he being "accused by John Cartwright constable of that Liberty for playing in the night-time on musick as waites." S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

2 December, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Benjamin Antrobus of Cheapside in London lynnen-draper of having been present at two unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in St. Mary's-le-Strand alias St. Mary's-le-Savoy on two several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 26th Nov. last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicles; Certifying also the imposition of two several fines on the said Benjamin Antrobus for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 40£. for each offence. A note on one of these certificates certifies that Benjamin Antrobus had been in former times convicted before Sir John Cutler knt. of a like offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

3 December, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Thomas Smith esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Roger Longworth of Boulton co. Lancaster cordwainer, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in St. John's Lane co. Midd. on . . . . last past, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the fifty or more persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Roger Longworth for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

4 December, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Fryanbarnett co. Midd. on the said day and afterwards until the seventh day of the same month, George Husbands late of the said parish yeoman took upon himself to keep a school for the education and government of young men, and was schoolmaster of the said school, not being within any university or college of this kingdom of England, nor being a publick or free Grammar School, nor being a school within the house of a nobleman or noblewoman, or gentleman or gentlewoman who was not then a recusant, and the said George Husbands not being licensed so to do by the archbishop, bishop or guardian of the spiritualities of the diocese of London. No clerical minutes touching any subsequent proceeding in the case. S. P. R., 4 Dec, 34 Charles II.

5 December, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hands and seals of Henry Reynell and John Phelips, Justices of the Peace for Middlesex, of the conviction of Jeremiah Froysell of Stanes co. Midd. clerk of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. on 7 th Sept. last past in a certain barn in the said parish, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the thirty or more persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition by the said certifying magistrates of a fine of 40£. on the said Jeremiah Froysell for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

7 December, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of John Vaughton of Clare Market co. Midd. . . . . of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd., on the 3rd of the instant December, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said John Vaughton for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

7 December, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of William Gibson of Lombard Street in London, of having been present at a certain unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in St. John Street St. James's Clerkenwell on the . . . . of the instant December, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said William Gibson for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 Charles II.

7 December, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Richard Seeton alias Steeton of Woodstreet . . . ., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in St. John's Street, Clerkenwell, on the . . . . of the instant December, and of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Richard Seeton for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 Charles II.

10 December, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, Mathew Trim yeoman and Sarah Falconer wife of . . . . Falconer yeoman alias Sarah Falconer spinster, both late of St. Katherine's aforesaid assaulted a certain Elizabeth Partridge spinster, and afterwards on the same day did convey her against her will on board a certain ship called The Indee, then lying in the river Thames, and that afterwards the said Mathew Trim did transport the same Elizabeth Partridge against her will in the said ship to a certain island called Virginia (in quandam insulam vocatam Virginia) in parts beyond sea, and there for his gain and profit and to her ruin sold her. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case appear upon the bill. S. P. R., 24 Aug., 1 James II.

30 December, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that a certain Crestus, late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields an Indian, on 28 May, 34 Charles II. bound himself as an apprentice for seven years to a certain William Budd of the said parish musician, in order to learn the musical art of the same William Budd, And that afterwards, to wit, on the said 30 Dec., 34 Charles II. he without leave or reasonable cause unlawfully withdrew himself from the service of his said master, and that afterwards on the said 30th Dec. and from the said day even to the day of the taking of the present inquisition a certain Robert Marshall late of St. Paul's Covent Garden, in full knowledge of the facts of the case, received and harboured the said Crestus and detained the said Indian from his said master. On 20 Feb., 1682, Crestus was declared by a jury 'Not Guilty' of deserting his lawful master, and Robert Marshall was in like manner acquitted of unlawfully harbouring and detaining the same Indian. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

30 December, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Joseph Holby late of the said parish yeoman, being one of the constables of Stepney co. Midd., was present at a certain private Session of the Peace held for the division of the Tower in the said county at the Court House on Milend Green in Whitechappell before Sir William Smith Bart. J.P., Sir John Berry knt. J.P., and other Justices of the Peace, and was then and there charged with other constables to strenuously endeavour to dissolve and prevent all unlawful assemblies and conventicles, and afterwards on the same day in the same open private Session of the Peace (in aperta privata Sessione Pacie predicta) in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects spoke these false, scandalous and factious words, to wit, "The law for suppressing of conventicles is against the law of Christ." Joseph Holby pleaded 'Not Guilty,' but on 16 April, 1683 (sic), he was declared 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined in the sum of one hundred pounds, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the said fine. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.