Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1683

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1892

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1683', Middlesex county records: Volume 4: 1667-88 (1892), pp. 191-230. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66090 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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14 January, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances, on twenty-one several parchments, for the appearance at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex of the under-named twenty-one persons, to wit, (1) John Stanborough of St. Giles's-without Cripplegate London tailor, who did not appear, (2) Joslin Roberts of St. Buttolph's-without Bishopsgate London silkman, who appeared on 20 Feb. 1682, when the matter was deferred, (3) John Denham of Cripplegate London "Blackwell-hall facter," who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (4) Robert Orman of Bread-street London salter, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (5) William Noble of Bread-street London grocer, who did not appear, (6) Benjamin Poole of Bishopgate London, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (7) John Rich of Grub Street in St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate London, who did not appear, (8) John Wise of St. Gabriel's Fenchurch Street London, clockmaker, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (9) Godfrey Webster citizen and packer of London, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (10) John King of Fenchurch Street London woolen-draper, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (11) Edward Blagrave of St. Leonard's Foster Lane London goldsmith, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (12) William Dickens of Eastcheap in the city of London draper, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (13) Stephen Bull of St. Bartholomew's Close London plaisterer, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (14) John Cliff of Fanchurch Street London chandler, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (15) Woolstone Abbott of St. Saviour's Southwarke warehouseman, (16) Joseph Poole of Bishopgate Street London frame-work-knitter, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (17) Thomas Woodrooff of St. Bartholomew's Minor London gentleman, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (18) Henry White of Trinity Minories London stationer, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (19) William Carlill of Miles Lane London taylor, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (20) John Jordan of Bishopgate Street London . . . ., who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred, (21) Joseph Drades of Fanchurch Street London gentleman, who appeared on 20 Feb., 1682, when the matter was deferred:—each of the afore-named persons being bound to appear at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. "for coming out of his own county and for being taken att an unlawful conventicle." On some of the parchments Spittlefeilds is mentioned as the place where the unlawful conventicle was held; and on some of the parchments the person charged with religious misdemeanour is spoken of as "wandering out" instead of merely "coming out" of his own county. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

14 January, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, when Sir William Smith bart., Sir John Berrey knt., Thomas Rowe esq. and John Balch esq., Justices of the Peace for Middlesex, were doing their endeavour to dissolve and disperse a certain unlawful conventicle, held at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, a certain Sara Annesley of Stepney aforesaid spinster was present at the said conventicle, and then and there in the presence and hearing of divers persons assembled at the said unlawful meeting spoke the following words, to wit, "The Justices come to break the lawes." Sara Annesley at first put herself 'Not Guilty,' but on 20 Feb., 1682, she abandoned the plea, confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of thirteen pounds six shillings and eight-pence, which she paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

14 January, 34 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, John Cliff chandler, Thomas Woodroffe gentleman, John Poole frame-work-knitter, Benjamin Poole gentleman, Henry White stationer, Edward Blagrave goldsmith, Stephen Bull plaisterer, John King draper, Joseph Drades gentleman, John Jordan weaver, William Carlill taylor, John Denham yeoman, William Dukery draper, Robert Orman salter, Godfrey Webster packer, John Rich yeoman, William Noble grocer, Jocelin Roberts silkeman, John Stanborough taylor, John Wise clockmaker, Woolstone Abbott yeoman, all twenty-one late of the said parish, unlawfully and tumultuously assembled themselves, under colour of performing acts of religious worship otherwise than is permitted by the laws of this kingdom of England. At Session held on 20 Feb., 1682, each of the twenty-one misdemeanants confessed the indictment, and was fined in the sum of thirteen shillings and fourpence, which fine he forthwith paid to the Sheriff in court. This indictment should be considered in connection with the summary of the twenty-one recognizances, binding them to appear at the next General Sessions. In the indictment the misdemeanants, who had wandered out of their proper counties to the scene of their misdemeanour, are all described as late of Stepney co. Midd. where their offence was committed. Moreover it is worthy of remark that the matter, about which they were bound to appear &c., was deferred on 20 Feb., 1682, so that they could be conveniently arraigned on the same day. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—In the file of this date are preserved certificates on two several parchments that Sampson Puller conformed to the doctrines and discipline of the Church of England and took the sacrament of the Lord's Supper on 10 Dec, 34 Charles II. and John Deacle in like manner conformed to the requirements of the church and took the same sacrament on 5 Nov. last past. S. P. R., 15 Jan., 34 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, Certifying that John Lane of Hackney co. Midd. esq., citizen and alderman, had been convicted before the said J.P. of having been present at six several conventicles held under colour of exercising religion &c. on six several occasions, to wit, three conventicles held at the house of . . . . Asher of Hackney widow in the mornings of 22 nd and 29th of October and 5th November, 34 Charles II., and three conventicles held in the afternoons of the same three days at his own house in Hackney; and that for the said offences he had been sentenced by the same magistrates to pay fines amounting in all to 110£. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 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 . . . . Webb of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. salesman of having been present at two several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-house in the house of Mrs. Meggs in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields on two several occasions, to wit, the afternoon of the 15th and the afternoon of the 22nd of October, 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed two several fines upon the said offender for the said two offences, to wit, a fine of 5£. for the first offence, and a fine of 4£. for the second offence. It should be noticed the fine for the second offence was less than the fine for the former offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of Mrs. Meggs of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, of having permitted two several conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in her dwelling-house in Bridges Street on two several occasions, to wit, in the forenoon and afternoon of 5th Nov. last past: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed two several fines on Mrs. Meggs for the two said offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of James Cockerell of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields . . . ., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain meeting-place in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on 22nd October, 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of £6 18s. 4d. on the said offender for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of Daniell Waite of St. Mary's-le-Savoy bodies-maker, of having been present at two unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain meeting-place in the said parish on 22nd Oct., 34 Charles II: Certi fying also that the said J.P. imposed two several fines on the said Daniell Waite for his said two offences, to wit, a fine of £6 18s. 4d. for each offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt, and J.P., of the conviction of . . . . Weigh of St. Mary's-le-Savoy salesman and John Edges of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields bricklayer, of having been present at a conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. on the 15 th Oct. last past at a certain meeting-place in St. Mary's-le-Savoy: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each offender for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 January, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of . . . . Webb of St. Clement's Danes' salesman, of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at Mrs. Megg's House in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields on four several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 5th Nov., and on 15th and 22nd Oct., 34 Charles II.: the fines imposed on the said offender for the said offences being respectively 3£., 3£., 4£., and 5£. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

21 January, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Charles Hinton, esq. and J.P. for the city and liberties of Westminster, that Robert Murden of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gunsmith, Alexander Graham of the same parish tailor, Nicholas Reives of St. Mary's-le-Savoy tailor, Mary . . . . of Jarman Street in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinster, and Dorcas London of St. Clement's Danes' . . . ., have been convicted of being present on the said 21 Jan., 34 Charles II., together with persons unknown to the number of one hundred, at an unlawful conventicle held in a building of an unknown person within the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields under colour of exercising religion otherwise than according to the liturgy and use of the Church of England, and for their said offence have been adjudged to forfeit five shillings each. S. P. West. R., 11 April, 35 Charles II.

21 January, 34 Charles II.—Recognizance of Randall Murrey of Oxendon Street cordwainer, in the sum of forty pounds: For the appearance of the said Randall Murrey at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex to be holden at Hicks Hall, "to answer for being at a seditious conventicle in Swallow Street."—On the same file the Recognizance of Richard Meacher of Monmouth Street tailor, in the sum of forty pounds, for his appearance at the same next S. P., "to answer for being at a seditious conventicle in Swallow Street."—Also, on the same file, similar Recognizances, on seventy-four several parchments, for the appearance of as many male persons—tradesmen, artisans, craftsmen, laborers—to answer for being present at the same seditious conventicle in Swallow Street. — It is worthy of remark that, whilst they are described in these recognizances by their respective trades and industries, most of these conventiclers are styled "yeomen" in the great indictment against them, and that though they belonged respectively to three different parishes, they are all styled in the indictment as "late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields," the parish in which their offence was committed. S. P. R., 20 Feb., 35 Charles II.

21 January, 34 Charles II.—True Bill against John Roberts yeoman, John Harrison yeoman, Walter Stephens yeoman, Richard Walker yeoman (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 22 May, 1683, fined £13 6s. 8d. and committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the fine), John Brackford yeoman, Richard Andrewes yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty ' by a Jury and fined £13 6s. 8d.), William Matthews yeoman (who confessed the indictment and was fined 3s. 4d. which he paid to the Sheriff in court), Thomas Hooker yeoman, John Bennet yeoman, Edward Farr yeoman, Charles Coleburne yeoman, Samuell Webly yeoman, Thomas Johnson yeoman, Henry Slade yeoman (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 22 May, 1683), George Hunter yeoman, Richard Dover yeoman, George Nemoe yeoman, John Dodrick yeoman, Thomas Himes yeoman, Charles Mathews yeoman, Alexander Arter yeoman, James Mills yeoman, John Champion yeoman, William Tailor yeoman, Richard Wells yeoman, Henry Hoddon yeoman, Robert Bradsmith yeoman, John Harvey yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, fined £13 6s. 8d., and was committed to the New Prison until he should have paid the fine), James Ireland yeoman, James Ogleby yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, fined 20£., and committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the fine), William Searle yeoman (who confessed the indictment, and was fined 3s. 4d. which he paid to the Sheriff in court), Michael Meacher yeoman, Stephen Whitehead yeoman (who confessed the indictment, and was fined 3s. 4d. which he paid to the Sheriff in court), Richard Allen yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty'), Samuel Stokes yeoman, Darby Helly yeoman, Joseph Simson yeoman, Robert Smith yeoman, Mallica Lloyd yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined 6s. 8d., which he paid to the Sheriff in court), Thomas Oldum yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury and was fined 6s. 8d., which he paid to the Sheriff in court), James Williams yeoman, James Groves yeoman, John Jones yeoman, Henry Willis yeoman, James Lucas yeoman, John Burton yeoman, William Burnett yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined 6s. 8d., which he paid to the Sheriff in court), John Allant yeoman, Thomas Freind yeoman, William Browne yeoman, William Dunbarr yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined 6s. 8d.), Henry King yeoman, John Binne yeoman, Robert Hill yeoman (who first pleaded 'Not Guilty' and afterwards, to wit, on 16 April, 1683, confessed the indictment and was fined 3s 4d., which he paid to the Sheriff in court), Peter Compton yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, was fined £13 6s. 8d. and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the fine), John Roberts yeoman, Benjamin Garraway yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and fined 6s. 8d.), Thomas Hawe yeoman, George Funderbarton yeoman, Edward Nation yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury), Thomas Cradock yeoman, Samuel Hutchings yeoman, Fell Nicolls tailer, John Beale ironmonger (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, fined £13 6s. 8d., and committed to the New Prison until he should have paid the fine), Richard Davis chandler (who on 22 May, 1683, was convicted on his failure to appear), Joseph Rayson yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, fined £13 6s. 8d., and committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the fine), William Lennill yeoman (who on 22 May. 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined 6s. 8d.), Henry Brookes yeoman, John Jones yeoman, John Ekins, yeoman, Thomas Stubbs yeoman, Joseph Beale yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was convicted on his failure to appear), David Evans yeoman, Richard Meacher yeoman (who on 22 May, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, fined £13 6s. 8d., and committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the fine, and Randall Murrey yeoman: — the aforesaid persons being all described as late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in the indictment which charges them with having unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled in the said parish, on the said 21 Jan., 34 Charles II. under colour of performing acts of religious adoration otherwise than is ordained and permitted by the laws of this kingdom of England. From the recognizances, on seventy-six several parchments, for the appearance of these misdemeanants at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be holden at Hicks Hall, it appears that the persons, described as yeomen of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in the indictment, were tradesmen, artisans, craftsmen, labourers having their places of abode in one or another of the parishes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, St. Giles's-in-theFields and St. Paul's Covent Garden; and that the place of assembly was Swallow Street. S. P. R., 20 Feb., 35 Charles II.

23 January, 34 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Farrer of Harp Ally at Mr. Argent's Broker in St. Bride's London gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and Charles Belwood of Baldwin's Garden in St. Andrew's Holborn vintner and Roger Carter of Gray's Inn Lane victualler, in the sum of ten pounds each: For the appearance of the said John Farrer at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer what shall be objected against him by John Barnes for falsely pretending he had a precept out of the Prerogative Court against him for begetting a bastard child, when really there was none, to the end that a sum of money might be got out of him." S. P. R., 20 Feb., 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Ten certificates (in printed forms with vacant spaces for the insertion of particulars) under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for the City and Liberties of Westminster, certifying that Timothy Emerson of St. Martin's-in-theFields oylman, James Beach the Elder of St. Margaret's Westminster vintner, James Beach the Younger of St. Margaret's Westminster vintner, and Robert King of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields mason, had on the aforesaid 25th Jan. been convicted of having been present and assisting at conventicles, held on days of the instant January or of the previous month at a certain house in Westminster, under colour of exercising religion otherwise than according to the liturgy and use of the Church of England, and that they had been fined for the several offences in that respect, in sums varying from ten to twenty pounds. That Sir Richard Derham's printed certificate-forms afford some choice examples of dogand-printer's Latin may be indicated by the following scrap, "De eo quod ipse Timothy Emerson existen' subdit' de Dom. Regis present' fuit ad quandam Assemblationem Conventionem et Conventiculum illicite et contra form' prædict' Tent' in quondam Dom' in Westminster." There are collectors who would gladly give more than a trifle for one of these comical certificates. S. P. West. R., 11 April, 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Spence of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields . . . ., and Elias Simes of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. upholder, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy on 31st Dec., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each of the offenders for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Winch of St. Martin's-in-theFields, co. Midd. . . . ., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy on 14th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on the said . . . . Winch for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Pye of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields co. Midd. . . . ., and of Richard Collit of the same parish vintner, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy co. Midd. on 14th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. upon each of the said offenders for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex; of the conviction of . . . . Willcox of St. Mary'sle-Strand goldsmith and Elias Simes of St. Clements' Danes' upholder, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy on 17th Dec., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each of the offenders for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Wilcox of St. Mary'sle-Savoy goldsmith, and Elias Simes of St. Clement's Danes' upholder, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy on 10th Dec., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each of the said offenders for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and baronet and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of George Greene and George Satchell, both of St. Mary's-le-Strand salesmen, and Elias Simes of St. Clement's Danes' salesman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in the Savoy co. Midd. on 24th . . . ., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each of the said offenders for his offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of . . . . Smith of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. tayler, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a house in the Savoy on 28th Dec., 34 Charles II., and of the imposition of a fine of 10£. upon him for the said offence C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P., of Timothy Emerson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields oyleman, of having been present at two unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a house in the Savoy on two several days, to wit, the 17th and 24th Dec., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of two several fines of 10£. on the said Timothy Emerson, for his said two offences. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of William Beach of the Strand co. Midd. vintner of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a house in the Savoy on the 31st Dec., 34 Charles II., and of the conviction of Robert King of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields mason of having been present at two unlawful conventicles &c., on the same day at the same place: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on William Beach for his said single offence, and two fines of 10£. on Robert King for his said two offences. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. &c. of the conviction of William Beach of the Strand vintner and of Benjamin Freeman of St. Clement's Danes' apothecary, and Robert King of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields mason, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a house in the Savoy on 10th Dec., 34 Charles II., and of the imposition of a fine of 10£. on each of the three offenders for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of Musgrave Beby of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. vintner of having been present at three several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy co. Midd. on three several days, to wit, the 10th and 17th Dec. and 7th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed three several fines of 10£. on the said Musgrave Beby for the said three offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. for each offence. On appeal to G. Q. S. P., Musgrave Beby was acquitted of all three convictions. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of William Beach of the Strand co. Midd. vintner and Benjamin Freeman of St. Clement's Danes' apothecary, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in the Savoy on 7th January, 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each of the offenders for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

25 January, 34 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Richard Derham knt. and bart. and J.P. for Westminster and Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Ellis of the Strand co. Midd. salesman of having been present at four several unlawful conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a house in the Savoy co. Midd. on four several days, to wit, the 10th and 17th of Dec, and the 14th and 17th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed four several fines on the said Ellis for the said four offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. for each offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

3 February, 35 Charles II.—True Bill against Richard Anpery yeoman and one of the headboroughs of Stepney co. Midd., for neglecting on the said day and afterwards to the date of the present inquisition to do his duty, for the execution of a certain warrant, for levying the sum of forty pounds by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of a certain Benjamin Dennis, in accordance with the Act of Parliament for hindering and suppressing conventicles. Found 'Guilty' by a jury on 16 April, 1683, Richard Anpery was fined in the sum of twenty pounds, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the said fine. S. P. R., 20 Feb., 35 Charles II.

10 February, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Humes late of the said parish yeoman, a perverse and seditious man, in the course of a conversation about and concerning the affairs and government of this kingdom of England, maliciously and scandalously and in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects, spoke these words to Troth Halton, the wife of William Halton of the same parish gentleman, and a faithful subject of the lord the King, to wit, "Popery is coming into this Kingdome, and if the Duke of Yorke should succeede his brother, hee would be a worse popish tyrant then ever Queene Mary was." Found 'Guilty' by a jury of uttering these words, Robert Humes was sentenced to pay a fine of £6 3s. 4d." S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

10 February, 35 Charles II.—True Bill against Edward Wenham yeoman and Surveyor of the Poor of the hamblett of Lymehouse in the parish of Stepney co. Midd., for neglecting on the said day and continually afterwards even to the day of the taking of this inquisition to do his duty, for the execution of a certain warrant that he should levy the sum of ten pounds by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of a certain Benjamin Andrews, in accordance with the Act of Parliament for hindering and suppressing seditious conventicles. Found 'Guilty' by a jury on 21 April, 1683, Edward Wenham was fined fifty pounds, and committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the said fine. S. P. R., 20 Feb., 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Marabelle Marter of Thistleworth co. Midd. widow, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at Longford in the parish of Harmonsworth co. Midd., on the 14th Jan. last past, and of having been fined 10£. for the said offence. On appeal to G. Q. S. of 17th April, 1683, Marabelle was acquitted. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Edward Swift of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. on 7th Jan., 34 Charles II. at the George Inn in Uxbridge, and of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at the same conventicle: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. upon the said Edward Swift for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of James Chapman of Thistleworth co. Midd. . . . ., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in Longford co. Midd. on 31st Dec, 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 10 £. upon the said James Chapman for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of James Stiles co. Bucks, yeoman, Richard Haeles of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, John Haeles of Stanes co. Midd. yeoman, George Garwell of Heston co. Midd. yeoman, William Garwell of Heston co. Midd. yeoman, and James Polter of Harmonsworth co. Midd. . . . ., of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford co. Midd., on nth Feb. 35 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said' J.P. imposed a fine on each offender for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Six several certificates under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying the conviction of Leonard Pitcher of Twitenham co. Midd. yeoman, Thomas Sherrod of Thistleworth co. Midd. . . . . and his wife, William Cottle of Twitenham co. Midd. . . . . and his wife, Thomas Fuller of Thistleworth co. Midd. . . . ., William Garwell of Heston co. Midd. yeoman, and John Chapman of Thistleworth co. Midd. . . . . and his wife, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford, on 31st Dec., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of six several fines of 10£. for the said offences, to wit, a fine of £10. on each married couple, and a fine of 10£. on each of the other conventiclers. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of Richard Haels (sic) of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Uxbridge on 28th Jan., 1682: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on the said Richard Haels for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Ten several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying the conviction of each of the following persons, to wit, . . . . Tayler of Uxbridge co. Midd. widow, John Hales (sic) of Stanes co. Midd. yeoman, James Chapman of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman, . . . . Addams of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman, Thomas Sherrod of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, William Cottrell of Twitenham co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, Leonard Pitcher of Twitenham co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, Thomas Pocock of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, Thomas Fuller of Thistleworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, and William Garwell of Heston co. Midd. yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford co. Midd. on 14th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of ten several fines of 10£. for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. on each married couple, and a fine of 10£. upon each of the other offenders. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Francis Goodall of Draton (sic) co. Midd. and his wife, Richard Heales (sic) of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, Edward Swift of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, . . . . Tayler of Uxbridge co. Midd. widow, William Franklyn of Harmonsworth co. Midd. yeoman, and James Polter of Harmonsworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Uxbridge aforesaid on 21st Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of six several fines for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. on each married couple, and a fine of 10£. on each of the other offenders. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Four several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying the conviction before the said J.P. of Edward Swift of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, . . . . Tayler of Uxbridge co. Midd. widow, Francis Goodall of Dreaton co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, James Polter of Harmansworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in Uxbridge on the 14th Feb., 35 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of four several fines of 10£. for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. for the joint offence of each married couple, and a fine of 10£. on each of the other offenders. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P, for Middlesex, of the conviction of Richard Haels of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. on 7th Jan., 34 Charles II., at the George Inn at Uxbridge, and of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at the said conventicle: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said Richard Haels. In the certificates touching this offender and other conventiclers bearing the same surname, the name is spelt in these five different ways, to wit, Hales, Haeles, Haels, Heales and Heals. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying the convictions before the said J.P. of . . . . Tayler of Uxbridge co. Midd. widow, and Francis Goodall of Dreaton (sic) co. Midd. yeoman and his wife . . . . Goodall, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Uxbridge on 7th Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of two several fines for the said offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. on the widow Tayler, and a fine of 10£. on Francis Goodall and his wife. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Three several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, certifying the conviction of (1) William Polter of Harmansworth co. Midd. yeoman and his wife . . . . Polter, (2) Edward Swift of Uxbridge yeoman and (3) William Hales of Uxbridge yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in Longford on 14 Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also the imposition of fines for their said offence, to wit, a fine of 10£. on William Polter and his wife, a fine of 10£. on Edward Swift and a fine of 10£. on William Hales. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of Patience Ashfeild of Staines co. Midd. widow, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in Longford on 14 Jan., 34 Charles II., and of the imposition of a fine of 10£. on the said Patience Ashfeild for the said offence.—On appeal to G. Q. S. P., Patience Ashfeild was acquitted by a jury. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before him of William Franklyn of Harmondsworth co. Midd. yeoman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house at Longford, on 14 Jan. 1682, and of the imposition of a fine of 10£. upon the said William Franklyn for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of Richard Gyden of Harmondsworth co. Midd. . . . . of having been present at two several conventicles, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Uxbridge on two several occasions, to wit, in the morning and afternoon of 21 Jan., 34 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. had imposed two several fines on the said Richard Gyden for the said two offences, to wit, a fine of 10£. for each offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs, esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction of . . . . Adams of Thistleworth co. Midd. . . . .and his wife . . . . Adams, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford on 31st Dec., 1682, and of the imposition of a fine of 10£. upon them for their said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Midd., of the conviction before the said J.P. of Ann Locke of Thistleworth co. Midd. widow of having been present at an unlawful conventicle held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford on 14 Jan., 34 Charles II. and of the imposition of a fine of ten pounds on the said Ann Locke for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

15 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of Marabell Marter of Thistleworth co. Midd. widow, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Longford in the parish of Harmonsworth co. Midd. on 31st Dec, 34 Charles II., the preacher at which conventicle forfeited 20£.; Certifying also that a fine of 10£. was imposed by the said J.P. on the said Marabell Marter for her said offence (Et ego prefatus Petrus Sabbs juxta formam statuti prædicti prædictum finem decem librarum super præfatam Mirabellam Marter imposui per ipsum (sic) solvend &c." On appeal to G. Q. S. P., in July, 35 Charles II., Marabell Marter was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury. C. C. C, 35 Charles II.

20 February, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Arrowsmith, William Williams, Thomas Vyner and William Sturvill, all four late of the said parish laborers, conspired to slay and murder a certain Thomas Robinson, and that John Arrowsmith with malice aforethought laid a certain piece of timber, by him cut and sawed upon and over a certain vault, it being known to the same John Arrowsmith, William Williams, Thomas Vyner and William Sturvill that the said Thomas Robinson would pass over the said vault; And That in passing over the said piece of timber on the said day, the said Thomas Robinson, by reason of the way, in which it had been cut and sawn, fell into the said vault, and in so falling received a mortal wound, of which he languished from the said 20th of February till the 24th day of the same month, on which lastnamed day he died at the said parish of the said wound; And that in so dealing with the said Thomas Robinson the aforesaid John Arrowsmith slew and murdered him, and that the aforesaid William Williams, Thomas Vyner and William Sturvill were present at the said murder, and aided and encouraged John Arrowsmith to do and perpetrate it. Putting themselves on trial, William Williams, Thomas Vyner and William Sturvill were found 'Not Guilty.' John Arrowsmith was 'at large.' G. D. R., 18 April, 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of Gregory Tingly of St. Clement's Danes' spectacle-maker of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-place in St. Margaret's Westminster on 24th inst. Feb.; Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on the said Gregory Tingly for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of William Gyles of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields leather-cutter of having been present at an unlawful con venticle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-place in St. Margaret's Westminster on 25th inst. Feb.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. upon the said William Gyles for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt, and J.P., of James Beech of St. Margaret's Westminster vintner, of having wittingly and willingly permitted an unlawful conventicle to be held in his dwelling-house in the said parish on the 18th of the inst. Feb.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said James Beech for the said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of James Beech of St. Margaret's Westminster vintner of having permitted a conventicle to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. at his dwellinghouse in the said parish on 25th inst. Feb.; Certifying also that a fine of 20£. was imposed by the said J.P. on the said offender for his said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Four several certificates of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of William Gyles of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields leather-cutter, John Lockwood of St. Margaret's Westminster pipe-maker, James Beech of the last-named parish vintner, and Jeremiah Taylor of the same parish taylor, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a certain house in the Savoy on 25th inst. Feb.; the said four offenders being fined respectively 8£., 8£., 3£., and 2£. by the said Justice of the Peace for their said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of Gilbert Latey of St. Mary's-leSavoy yeoman, of having wittingly and willingly permitted an unlawful Conventicle to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his dwellinghouse in the said parish: 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.

26 February, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of . . . . Ingrum of St. Mary's-le-Savoy glover, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-place in St. Margaret's Westminster; Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 10£. on the said offender for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

. . . . February and March, 35 Charles II.—Six several certificates, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of . . . . Richardson of Uxbridge co. Midd. inholder, of having wittingly and willingly permitted six several unlawful conventicles to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain Inn in the said parish, commonly called "The George Inn" and in the occupation of the said . . . . Richardson, on four several days, to wit, on the 7th and 21st of January, 34 Charles II. and the 4th and 18th Feb., 35 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said magistrate imposed six several fines on the said . . . . Richardson for the said six offences, to wit, a fine of 20£. for each offence. C.C.C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

5 March, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Peter Sabbs esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of Richard Haeles (sic) of Uxbridge co. Midd. yeoman of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house at Uxbridge aforesaid on 18th Feb., 34 Charles II.; Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on the said Richard Hales (sic) for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

10 March, 35 Charles II.—True Bills on . . . . 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 Edward Roby esq. (who failed to appear), Mathias Hatton compass-maker (who failed to appear), Samuel Gibbs tobacconist, Richard Parman goldsmith (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 4 Oct., 1683, and fined twenty pounds), John Gardner instrument-maker (in respect to whom there was a stay of process), Martha Squibb widow (who failed to appear), John Malden cordwayner (who failed to appear), and Margaret Simmons widow, all eight being late of Stepney co. Midd.; Rachael Thompson the wife of John Thompson yeoman, Henry Gilbert marriner, Joan the wife of Richard Ewstace cowkeeper, Moses Arkell taylor, Christopher Bartlet taylor, and Thomas Harper taylor, all six late of Stepney (who all six failed to appear); John Mason brewer (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 4 Oct., 1683, and was fined twenty pounds), Thomas Oakes physitian (who failed to appear), Gowen Berkett goldsmith (who failed to appear), Thomas Uling schoolmaster (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 4 Oct., 1683, and was fined twenty pounds), John Child haberdasher (who failed to appear), Alice Jaunce widow (who failed to appear), Mary Woodfeild widow (who failed to appear), John Burgenny cheesemonger (who pleaded his conformity, which plea was allowed), John Coates salesman (who was found 'Guilty' by a jury on 4 Oct., 1683, and was fined twenty pounds), all nine late of St. Paul's Shadwell co. Midd.; Joseph Davis . . . . (who failed to appear), Mehitabel Smith draper (who was found 'Guilty' on 4 Oct., 1683, and was fined twenty pounds), Peter Lawrence haberdasher (who failed to appear), Abraham Mallory joyner (who failed to appear), James Arkell taylor (who failed to appear), William Bayley bricklayer (who failed to appear), Thomas Noble taylor (who failed to appear), Elizabeth Woodborne widow (who failed to appear), and Mary Hearne widow (who failed to appear), all nine late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate; Elizabeth Salvin . . . . and Margaret Salvin spinster, both of St. Clement's Danes', Ralph Richard yeoman, Hugh Flammingham tayler and Katherine Chapman spinster, all three late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields (who all five failed to appear). Ann Jewars the wife of John Jewars painter alias Ann Jewars spinster (who on 9 July, 1683, conformed to the church), John Harris esq. (who on 9 July, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined twenty pounds), John Hickman cheesemonger (who on 9 July, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury, and was fined twenty pounds), John Weston cowkeeper (who on 9 July, 1683, was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury), John Taylor gentleman (who failed to appear), John Harwood merchant (who on 9 July 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury and was fined twenty pounds), Daniel Gates merchant (who failed to appear), and Hercules Collins taylor (who failed to appear), all eight late of . . . . co. Midd.; Gregory Page surgeon (who on 9 July, 1683, was found 'Guilty' by a jury for default and was fined twenty pounds), Katherine Shell widow (who failed to appear), Henry Sowerby taylor (who failed to appear), Edward Hunt apothecary (who failed to appear), all four late of Whitechappell co. Midd., and William Grocer late of St. Leonard's Shoreditch mealeman (who failed to appear). S. P. R., 16 April, 35 Charles II.

13 March, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne on the said day, Joseph Agard late of the said parish carman assaulted a certain John Dixon and threw him to the ground and beat him violently and knelt upon him, whilst he was lying on the ground, so that the said John Dixon had languished &c. from the said 13th of March to the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, the 17th of April then next following. On 22 May, 1683, Joseph Agard confessed the indictment and was fined in the sum of three shillings and four pence, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain until he should have paid the fine.—Also, a True Bill against the same Joseph Agard carman for assaulting in St. Andrew's Holborne one Mary Dixon the wife of John Dixon on 13 March, 35 Charles II., and throwing her to the ground, and beating and kicking her on her left arm and on the left side of her body, and on her left eye, so that &c. Found 'Guilty' on 22 May, 1683, by a jury of this assault, Joseph Agard was fined in the sum of six shillings and eight pence, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the fine. S. P. R., 16 April, 35 Charles II.

16 March, 35 Charles II.—Two several certificates, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of the conviction of John Jones of St. Andrew's Holborn glover and Thomas Green of St. Mary's-le-Savoy salesman, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-house in St. Mary's-le-Savoy on the nth inst. March: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10£. on each offender for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

16 March, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P., of the conviction of Samuel Bolton of Lumbard Street goldsmith, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under the colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-place in St. Mary's-le-Savoy on 11th of March, 35 Charles II.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 10 £. on the said Samuel Bolton for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

22 March, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, in a certain conversation had between Robert Humes late of the said parish yeoman, a perverse and seditious man, and John Maynard of the same parish yeoman, a faithful subject of the Lord now King, the said Robert Humes, with the intention of disturbing the King's peace and bringing the same king into odium with his subjects, in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges spoke these malicious and scandalous words, to wit, "I care not a turd for any King in England." Found by a jury 'Guilty' of uttering these words, Robert Humes had judgment that he be put in the pillory near the courthouse at Milend on the next following Monday and again at Charing Crosse on the next day Mercurii from 11 a.m. to 12 at noon of both days, with a written paper showing his offence upon his head." S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

22 March, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, in a conversation had between William Halton of the said parish gentleman, a faithful subject of the Lord now King, and a certain Robert Humes late of the said parish yeoman, a perverse and seditious man, of and concerning the late treason and conspiracy against the said Lord the King within this kingdom, and of and concerning James the Duke of Monmouth, who had made (qui fugam fecisset) upon the said King's proclamation against the same duke and other persons (to the jurors as yet unknown) supposed to be concerned in the said conspiracy, the said Robert Humes, in the presence and hearing of divers of the King's lieges and subjects, maliciously and seditiously spoke these words, to wit, "It is false, for when he doth come in he will come in with a Thunder, and I must fight against you." Of this indictment Robert Humes was found 'Not Guilty' by a jury. S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

24 March, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Jervase Wilkinson late of the said parish baker kneaded, sold and offered for sale to a certain William Kiteley "unam massam panis humani triticei anglice one peck househould loafe'' short of proper weight by twenty ounces. Found 'Guilty' by a jury, Jervase Wilkinson was fined £13 6s. 8d., and was committed to the New Prison at Clarkenwell, there to remain until he should have paid the said fine.—Also, another True Bill against the same baker for making selling and offering for sale on 24 Jan., 35 Charles II., to divers persons, to the jurors unknown, "ducentas massas panis humani triticei anglice two hundred penny household loaves," each of which then and there wanted one ounce of its just and lawful weight (unam unciam de sua justa et debita assisa per statutum &c). Found 'Guilty' of this indictment also, Jervase Wilkinson was fined twenty pounds and was committed to the New Prison at Clarkenwell, there to remain until he should have paid the said fine. S. P. R., 25 Feb., 36 Charles II.

6 April, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of Thomas Theft of St. Clement's Danes' carrier, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at a meeting-house in St. Mary's-le-Savoy on the 1st inst.: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 10£. on the said Thomas Theft for his said offence. C. C. C., 34 and 35 Charles II.

17 April, 35 Charles II.—True Bills for negligence in the execution of warrants for the distress and sale of goods of one Thomas Cox of Whitechappell vintner and a convicted conventicler, in accordance with the Act of Parliament for suppressing Conventicles, against Henry Cooke surveyor of the poor of Whitechappell, Benjamin Dismond one of the Headboroughs of Whitechappell, William Moore a Guardian of the Poor of Whitechappell, James Coombe one of the Headboroughs of Whitechappell, and John Martin one of the Constables of Whitechappell. On 27 August, 1683, James Coombe put himself 'Not Guilty' and on 4th Oct. next following was acquitted by verdict of a jury. On the same 27 Aug., 1683, the persons charged by the bills confessed the indictment, and were each fined in the sum of six shillings and eight pence, which fine each of them paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

12 May, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances, of Mary Ballard of Ratcliff spinster and Eliza Scarborow of Stepney spinster, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Phillip Pierceifull at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere Edmund Hutton gentleman, for being at an unlawfull assembly or conventicle held in East Smithfeild the day abovesaid."—Also, on the same file, other sets of similar Recognizances, on five several parchments, for five other persons to appear at the same next S. P., to answer the complaint of the same Edmund Hutton gentleman, "for being at an unlawfull Assembly or Conventicle held in East Smithfeild the day abovesaid." S. P. R., 25 May, 35 Charles II.

20 May, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of Charles Hinton . . . . J.P., of the conviction of fifty-seven persons of having been present, together with some sixty unknown persons, at a conventicle, held on Sunday the 20th of May aforesaid under colour of exercising religion, otherwise than according to the liturgy and use of the Church of England, in a certain house called Meggs Meeting House in the parishes of St. Martins'-in-the-Fields and St. Paul's Covent Garden, together with certificate that each of the said convicted conventiclers had been fined five shillings for his or her aforesaid misdemeanour. The fifty-seven convicted conventiclers comprised John Prosser of Bowe Street Westminster schoolmaster, Fortuna Phips wife of Henry Phips of Round Court cap-maker, John Curtis a porter in Witch Street at the Hartichoke, William Cammell at the house of Mrs. Bruce a schoolmaster's wife. Consisting chiefly of tradesmen, artisans and servants, these fifty-seven conventiclers did not comprise a single individual to whom the draughtsman of the certificate assigned any degree of gentle quality. S. P. West. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

22 May, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of Robert Hussey victualler, and Laurence Culliford wyer-drawer, and John Holwell "marthamatician," all three of Stepney co Midd., in the sum of two hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said John Holwell at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be holden at Hickshall, to answer &c. "for writeing and publishing a scandalous and seditious libell, tending to the disturbance of the government." S. P. R., 25 May, 35 Charles II.

22 May, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, John Holwell late of the said parish yeoman, a seditious and designing man &c., wickedly and seditiously by way of prognostication wrote and published &c. a false and scandalous libel entitled "Catastrophe Mundi or Europe's Many Mutations untill the year 1701, being an Astrological Treatise of the Effects of the Triple Conjunction of Saturn nnd Jupiter 1682 and 1683, and of the comets 1680 and 1682, and other Configurations Concomitant, Wherein the Fate of Europe for these next twenty years is (from the most rational grounds of Art) more than probably conjectured . . . . By John Holwell, Philomat," and containing these flagitious and scandalous words, to wit, "Now the 10th House signifies all Magistrates viz., Kings, Princes, Governours of Towns and Cities viz. Majors, Bailiffs, all Captains and Conductors in war, likewise all Justices of the Peace, all these shall find great trouble in their place and office, some of them shall exercise tyranny over them they are to rule, and by that means cause their subjects to rebel, and by that means bring themselves and posterity to great destruction, others of them will act beyond their legall power, and by that means bring themselves under the lash of the Law of the Countreys wherein they live, and shall end their days by publick Justice, others will end their days by plagues, others will end their days by famine, and others by Gunshot. In short there will be a great rout of such men represented by the 10th House," and also in another place, containing these flagitious and scandalous words, to wit, "That which is worth our taking notice of is the Comet that was seen in the year 1680, when it came to be visible all over Europe, it wasn't quartile to the degree of the 9th, as if the beginning of trouble should fall upon matters of faith, from whence may be conjectured, that there shall be a great persecution to those that are of a contrary opinion to those that are established by authority, even to the undoing of many thousands." Abandoning a previous plea of 'Not Guilty,' John Holwell on 9 July, 1683, confessed the indictment, and was fined 3s. 4d., which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. S. P. R., 22 May, 35 Charles II.

24 May, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Isles of St Martin's-in-the-Fields "quaker," in the sum of one hundred shillings, and Rowland Isles and George Whiteing, bothe of the said parish, in the sum of fifty shillings each: For the appearance of the said William Isles at the next S. P. for Middlesex to be holden at Hicks Hall on the 25th inst., "to answer there for the contemning an order of the Sessions of the said Courte." He appeared and was discharged. S. P. R., 25 May, 35 Charles II.

28 May, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Staines co. Midd. on the said day and continually afterwards even to the day of the taking of this inquisition, William Field late of the said parish yeoman and a constable of the said parish, was neglectful of his duty, in respect to the execution of a sufficient warrant for levying a sum of ten pounds by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of Patience Ashfeild of Staines aforesaid widow, in accordance with the Act of Parliament for hindering and suppressing seditious conventicles. On 2 June 1685 (sic) William Field confessed the indictment, and was fined 3s. 4d., which he paid to the sheriff in Court. S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

3 June, 35 Charles II.—True Bill for unlawfully and riotously assembling themselves on the said day in St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, under the colour of performing acts of religious adoration otherwise than &c., against Philippa Sculthorpe spinster, Alexander Ran silk-throwster, John Bunday calender-maker, Elizabeth Goodwin spinster and Sinlia Parker spinster, all five late of the said parish. All five confessed the indictment, and each of them was fined in the sum of twenty marks, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain until the fine should be paid.—Also another True Bill for the same offence, committed on the same day in the same parish, against Alice Pont widow, Mary Randall spinster, Margaret Gamon widow, Elizabeth Gray the wife of Joel Gray laborer, Edward Gregory sailor, Mary Smith the wife of George Smith caulker, Hester Cartwright widow, Anne Lee the wife of John Lee gentleman, and Susan Horsley widow, all nine late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate. This bill bears no clerical minute touching any subsequent proceeding in the case. S. P. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

10 June, 35 Charles II.—True Bill for unlawfully and tumultuously assembling themselves at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day under colour of performing acts of religious adoration otherwise than is permitted by the laws of the church of England, against Samuel Butter yeoman, John Nory yeoman, William Clerk yeoman, Thomas Treford yeoman, Christopher Holloway yeoman, John Griffin yeoman, Richard Lowe yeoman, John Baker yeoman, and Ralp Oates yeoman, all nine late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields aforesaid, seven of whom confessed the indictment, and were fined for their misdemeanour. The indictment bears no clerical minute touching Christopher Holloway and John Griffin. John Nory, Thomas Treford and Richard Lowe were fined five shillings, the other four confessors of the indictment being each fined three shillings and four-pence. All the fines were paid to the Sheriff in court.—Also a similar True Bill for the same misdemeanour committed on the same day in the same parish, against Joseph Read junior, John Greene, William Dunbarr, William Morris, Nathaniel Hemings, John Watlington and John Atkinson, all seven described as late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeomen. All seven confessed the indictment and were fined. Joseph Read and Nathaniel Hemings were each fined five shillings; William Morris, John Watlington and John Atkinson were each fined three shillings and four-pence,—the five fines being forthwith paid to the Sheriff in court. William Dunbarr was fined thirty-three shillings and four-pence. John Greene was fined twenty pounds, and was committed to the New Prison, there to remain till he should have paid the fine. S. P. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

10 June, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of Thomas Percivall of Drury Lane co. Midd. taylor, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of George Greaves of Newgate Market fruiterer, in the sum of fifty pounds: For the appearance of the said Thomas Percivall at the next S. P. to be holden for Middlesex at Hicks Hall, to answer &c. "for being at an unlawfull assembly at Mr. Read's meeting-house in Bloomsbury." Also, on the same file, similar Recognizances, on twelve several parchments, for the appearance at the same S. P. of the following persons, to wit, George Greaves of Newgate Market fruiterer, Laurence Sells of St. Andrew's Holborn joyner, Archibald Harlden of Duke Street in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields taylor, William Morris of St. Gregory's near St. Paul's Church baker, Paul Gibbs gardener at Northumberland House in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Samuel Weale . . . ., William Noble of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields taylor, Edward Lee of the parish of St. Edmondbury London taylor, Richard Allen of St. Clement's Danes' grinder, William Sales of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields farrier, John Moore . . . ., William Dibley . . . ., to answer &c. "for being at an unlawfull assembly at Mr. Read's meeting-house in Bloomsbury the 10th day of this instant June." George Greaves, Archibald Harlden, William Noble, Edward Lee, William Dibley, appeared and were discharged. William Sales failed to appear. All the others appeared and confessed the indictment. S. P. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

29 June, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Tockfield of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields tallow-chandler, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Benjamin Thody coachmaker, Richard Brayne yeoman and Thomas Boucher founder, all three of the said parish, in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the appearance of the said John Tockfield at the next S. P. for Westminster, "to answer his concealing James Duke of Monmouth (against whom his Majestie's Proclamation for High Treason was awarded), after the said John Tockfield had declared that he believed he knew where to find the said Duke, and could take him before night." S. P. West. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

1 July, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Benjamin Butler late of the said parish yeoman, with the intention of bringing our most serene lord Charles the Second &c. &c. into odium infamy and contempt, falsely, maliciously and seditiously wrote and published a certain scandalous libel, entitled "This Second Parte of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government, beginning where the former left viz. from the year 1677 unto the year 1682. By Philo-veritas," containing these scandalous words, to wit, "Now in all this time of the talk of war and alliances the conspirators were more busy then ever both abroad as well as att home: his R. H. never failed his messages, but posted them backward and forward both to France and Rome to the cardinalls there, and this sham war being a good pretence for raysing forces, the Pope and the Cardinals and Preists there with the help of the other saints doubted not but their work would be done," and also these scandalous words, to wit, "And though his R. H. was very eager to strike now, when we had all things in this good posture, yet others perswaded him to act privately a little longer, and see if there coulde not be a way founde out to gett more money, wisely considering that he which designs to build a greate house in wisdome first ought to sett down and consider the cost, and in a close Caball att Whitehall upon a courier's coming from France, soon after the peace was concluded," and also containing these false and malicious words, to wit, "And therefore some of the Grand Conspirators were not made privy to the secrets of some of the Priests' and Jesuits' Councell, for they, still impatient to be in possession and knowing the D of Y was right for their turn, . . . . on a secret plot among themselves, to remove the King into another World whilst this army was in being," and also containing these scandalous words, to wit, "We must show how some of the Grand Conspirators had layed their design, for the bringing their devices to passe about the King whom they thought, being obliged otherwayes, could not be so hearty with them," and also containing in another place these scandalous words, to wit, "But the Duke some way or other gott this message sent him to Newgate to be of good chear, a way would be found to secure Sir Edmondbury Godfrey well enough, and bid him" (vizt. Edward Coleman then in custody for divers treasons against the King) "not to be afraid, but rely upon him," And also in another place containing these scandalous words, to wit, "And to facilitate and make the murtherers and conspirators more easie our good-natured Secretaries gave them sure passes and licences for their transportation, Nay the D of Y's confessor and the Preists about him had the good fortune to be helpt to make their escape, by the generosity of the Secretaries," and also containing these scandalous words, to wit, "But now the Majority of voices in Councell were clearly on the conspirators' side," and also containing these' false and scandalous words, to wit, "The Court being now clear, the Duke he comes over and is resolved for Scotland to settle the Protestant Religion, but the true drift of his comeing was cheifly to fix the Protestant sham Plott," and also in another place containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "And now the L. H[alifax] having dipped himself so deep amongst the Conspirators," and also in another place containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "And the Conspirators by all these Prorogations had a mighty point, besides the preservacion of the Duke, and the seating him in Scotland," and also containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "And therefore the new Attorney-Generall Sir Robert Sawyer had instruction overnight from some of the conspirators to inform the house that he had order to indict Fitzharris," and in another place containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "In this Committee of Subornation was L—H" (viz. Lord Lawrence Hyde) "and Jenkins" (viz. Sir Lionell Jenkins knt.) "L H—x" (viz. Lord Halifax) "Mr. S " (viz. Edward Seymour esq.) "and the L. C." (viz. Heneage Earl Nottingham then Lord Chancellor) "and one more, who did more in this and all other villanies then all the rest," and in another place containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "and the L H—x and the rest of the Conspirators with Mr. Attorney put the Question, whether by law the King may not try Shaftsbury by the Courte of Verge," and also in another place containing these false and scandalous words, "Now midsummer is come, and Sir L Jenkins and severall of the Conspirators they are always att the Mayor's house, animating the Mayor to stick to his promise, he resolves he will, the day being come for the precept to be given out, The Conspirators advise his Lordship to alter the precept out of the old form of choosing of Sheriffs," and also containing in another place these false and scandalous words, to wit, ''accordingly they carry his Lordshipp to Whithehall before the Councell, and there gett some of the Conspirators to swear a ryott against the Sheriffs, but such a riott England never heard before," and yet further containing in another place these false and scandalous words, to wit, "Only the Duke of Monmouth is seized by Jenkins' warrant, under the notion of being guilty of a riott in the countrey: but the truth was, the Conspirators designed to have him in their custody, for fear he might be a means to spoyl their designs," and also in another place containing these false and seditious words, to wit, "Though the Conspiratours labourd hard with the King in Councill to have him committed to the Tower, which the King would by no means hearken too." This indictment was taken at Session of Oyer and Terminer on 13 July 1683. On the 18th of the same month Benjamin Butler put himself ' Not Guilty' on the jury of the country that in due course declared him 'Guilty,' whereupon it was adjudged by the Court that he should be put in and upon the pillory on the following Monday, to wit, the 23 July, 1683, for one hour, viz. from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. of the same day near Charing Cross, with a paper on his forehead, inscribed with these words, to wit, "For publishing a false scandalous and seditious Libell against the King and Government his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke and the Lords of his Majesties most Honourable Privy Councell," and that all the libels which had been taken in the custody of the same Benjamin should be then burnt near the said pillory by the common hangman, and that the same Benjamin should be fined in the sum of one hundred pounds, and be committed to Newgate there to remain until &c." S. P. R., 9 July, 35 Charles II.

10 July, 35 Charles II.—Ignored Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Moore late of the said parish weaver, in order to create discord between the Lord the King and his subjects, and with the intention of bringing the memory of the late Queen the very dear consort of the late King Charles I. into odium, in the presence and hearing of divers of the lieges and subjects of the Lord now King spoke these malicious and seditious words, to wit, "The King is a bastard and his mother was a common whore and lay with her fidlers, and that was the cause of his loveing musick soe well." S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

15 July, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney, co. Midd. on the said day, William Serricole late of the said parish yeoman, designing to deprive a certain Roger Pay of his good name and reputation and to put him in peril of life &c, approached a certain Henry Roberts and endeavoured to persuade the same Henry Roberts to accuse the aforesaid Roger Pay of the crime of high treason, to wit, the said Roger Pay was with others a traitor guilty of high treason in the last most wicked and traitorous conspiracy against our Lord Charles the Second now King &c. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case. S. P. R., 7 April, 35 Charles II.

1 August, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, John Somersett late of the said parish laborer, being a soldier in the king's service and retained to serve the same king in his wars as a soldier, withdrew without permission from the same service. Found 'Guilty,' John Somersett was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 16 July, 1 James II.

5 August, 35 Charles II.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem taken at New Branford (sic) co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Edmund Deering then and there lying dead; With verdict of jurors saying that, on the 1st instant, at the said parish, Edward Tanat late of the said parish gentleman and Charles Mackartney late of the said parish gentleman assaulted the said Edmund Deering, and that Edward Tanat slew the same Edmund Deering by giving him then and there with a rapier a mortal wound in the right side of his body near the belly, of which wound he died at the said parish on the 4th day of the same month of August, and that Charles Mackartney was present at the perpetration of the said felony and aided and encouraged Edward Tanat to perpetrate it; and that as soon as they had done the said felony, Edward Tanat and Charles Mackartney feloniously made flight, and withdrew themselves to places to the jurors unknowne (felonice fugam suam fecerunt ac in loca juratoribus predictis adhuc incognita sese retraxerunt).—Also, on the same file, the True Bill against the said Edward Tanat and Charles Mackartney for perpetrating the said manslaughter at New Braintford (sic) co. Midd. There is noteworthy discrepancy between the annotations on the two writings. According to the clerical annotations on the Inquisition, Edward Tanat put himself on a jury, was found 'Guilty,' and pleaded his clergy: nothing being said by the annotator of subsequent proceedings against Charles Mackartney. The only clerical annotation on the face of the indictment says nothing about Edward Tanat, but records that Charles Mackartney put himself on trial and was found 'Not Guilty,' it being also found by the jury that he did not make flight and withdraw himself to an unknown place. G. D. R., 29 Aug., 35 Charles II.

5 August, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Roger Jenyns esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of John Browne of Sunbury co. Midd. fisherman of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. at the George Inn in Woxbridge co. Midd. on 5th August, 35 Charles II.; Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said John Browne for his said offence. C. C. C, 35 Charles II,

6 August, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at West Drayton co. Midd. on the said day between 3 and 4 a.m., Nathaniel Hartshorne gentleman and Samuel Starkey gentleman, both late of the said parish, unlawfully broke into and entered the dwelling-house of William Lord Pagett, and made assault against and upon John Smith gentleman, Richard Lawson, Thomas Fells, Joseph Bampfeild, Robert Newington, Mary Munney, Margaret Abbott, Thomas Roberts, Jane Flower, Jane Newington, and Elizabeth Rawson, servants of the aforesaid Lord Pagett, and put the said servants in bodily fear and peril of life, to the great injury of the said Lord and his said servants. On 12 Dec., 35 Charles II., Nathaniel Hartshorne and Samuel Starkey put themselves on trial, were found 'Guilty,' and were each sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred pounds, and to remain in prison until &c. G. D. R., 12 Dec, 35 Charles II.

23 August, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, under the hand and seal of William Bridgeman esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of the conviction before the said J.P. of Richard Haile of Uxbridge co. Midd. collermaker, of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c at the George Inn in Uxbridge aforesaid on the 19th inst. Aug.: Certifying also that a fine of 20£. was imposed on the said Richard Haile for his said offence. C. C. C, 35 Charles II.

27 August, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Roger Jenyns of Hayes co. Midd. esq. and J.P. for Middlesex, of Richard Hale of the George Inn in Woxbridge co. Midd. of having permitted an unlawful conventicle, comprising some twenty persons over and above the members of the said Richard Hale's family, to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his said inn on the 5th inst. Aug.: Certifying also that the said J.P. imposed a fine of 20£. on the said Richard Hale for the same offence. C. C. C., 35 Charles II.

29 August, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, in order to disturb the tranquillity of this kingdom of England, and to bring a certain John Rutland of the said parish vintner into odium and contempt, John Colly late of the said parish laborer falsely and maliciously made and caused to be printed a libel, entitled A Satyr on the pretended Ghost of the late Lord Russell, containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, "Then did begin this pleasant Comedie which proved to the Actor almost a Trajedie, as by the sequel you will plainly see. That noble Lord who was but lately try'd for treason by our Law, for which he dy'd, was by a dull Tory vintner bely'd, who not content with his unhappy fate, moved by the devill and his malicious hate t'invent a forgery, for which he'l be famous hereafter, and his infamie to future ages will become as known as if with sacriledgeous hands he'd done despite unto Jove's Holy Priest, or rob'd the sacred temple of some demygod. And now the scene begins, O horrid sight! a dreadfull Ghost appears drest all in white, enough to scare a Tory out of's senses, who loves to see nothing in white but wenches. And thus he . . . . begin with hollow voice, and a shrill tone utter'd with dolefull noise, I am the late renown'd Lord Russell's Ghost, that with a lye'n my mouth went off the coast of this vain world, O what a grievous pother is made o' th' speech of which I'm not the author, for though it went disguis'd under my name, Yet Doctor Burnett onely made the same, I cannot rest in quiet in my grave, No, says the honest man, then thou shalt have that which the[e], 'Twas noe sooner said but strait the restles Ghost he bravely laid, not by th'uncertain art of magick spells or pious cheats us'd in religious cells, but the ne'r-failing soveraign remedy did to's jolthead and asses ears apply of Oyl of Club which did him soe deface, St. Dunstan's devil was ne'r in such a case, Thus was the foppish and unthinking sot catcht in the noose of his owne shallowe plot," and in another place containing these false and scandalous words, to wit, " E'en so did our deluded wretched Cully reap the reward of his prodigious folly, left by the devil his Master, and too late for him to scape without some drubbing and a broken pate. O, horrid Villanie . . . . as ever can bee perpetrated by perfidious man," And that the same John Colley on the said 29th Aug. and on divers days before and afterwards caused the same libel and divers copies thereof to be published and offered for sale and sold to a certain George Richardson and divers others of the lieges and subjects of the Lord the King &c. &c. A clerical minute certifies that this Bill was taken at Session of Oyer and Terminer held on 9 Oct. and adjourned &c. On 12 Dec, 1683, John Colley was found 'Guilty' by a jury, when he was fined £6 13s. 4d., and was committed to the New Prison at Clarkenwell, it being further adjudged by the Court that on the next Wednesday in the forenoon of the same day, he should be stripped from the middle upwards, and be publicly flogged on his back until his body should be bloody at the hinder part of a cart, from a certain place called the End of King Street in Holborn to a certain place called Bloomsbury Square and round about the same place called Bloomsbury Square, and then to and round about the place called Bloomsbury Market and thence to a street called Holborne near the door of a certain house called the Fountain Tavern and be delivered. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 7 yeomen, 7 wives of yeomen, and two widows, late of St. Trinity's Minorets. All sixteen failed to appear &c. in obedience to proclamation. S. P. R., 4 Oct. 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 6 yeomen, 5 wives of yeomen, 3 widows, late respectively of Stepney Bromley and St. Trinity's Minorets co. Midd. Of these fourteen persons, one was discharged of the indictment, on producing evidence of conformity; the others failed to appear. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 9 yeomen and 7 wives of yeomen, late of St. Trinity's Minorets or of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate co. Midd. Of the sixteen persons, ten were discharged of the indictment, on producing evidence of their conformity, and the other six failed to appear and surrender &c. in obedience to proclamation. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 8 yeomen and 6 wives of yeomen, late of Whitechappell co. Midd. Of these fourteen persons, ten were discharged of the indictment, on producing evidence of their conformity; the four other persons failed to surrender themselves &c. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 10 yeomen and 7 wives of yeomen late of Whitechappell co. Midd. Of these seventeen persons, ten were discharged of the indictment on producing evidence of their conformity; three failed to appear; in respect of two of the others, who pleaded 'Not Guilty,' the jury found that each was misdescribed in the indictment in respect to their names. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of common prayer, against 6 yeomen and 6 wives of yeomen, late belonging respectively to Whitechappell and Stepney co. Midd. Of the twelve persons, eight were discharged of the indictment on producing evidence of their conformity: the other four failed to appear &c. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 13 yeomen, 13 wives of yeomen and 1 widow, late respectively of Stepney, St. Paul's Shadwell, St. Leonard's Shoreditch, and Whitechappell. Of these twenty-seven persons, fifteen were discharged of the indictment on producing evidence of conformity; the others failed to surrender themselves &c. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 Faith Lady Heneage, Hugh Flamingham taylor and Edward Shaftell cooke, all three late of St. Giles's-in-theFields. On 14 Jan., 1683, Faith Lady Heneage was discharged of the indictment, on producing evidence of her conformity. Hugh Flamingham failed to surrender himself. Process was stayed against Edward Shaftell, on evidence that he was the domestic servant of the Spanish Ambassador. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 Charles II.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of common prayer, against Richard Garbett yeoman and Margaret Swindall wife of Robert Swindall yeoman, both late St. Dunstan's-in-the-West co. Midd. They both failed to appear and surrender themselves. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 Philip Spicer and George Spencer, both late of Hampton co. Midd. yeomen. They both failed to surrender themselves. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 12 yeomen, 13 wives of yeomen and 4 widows, late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, Stepney or St. Katherine's co. Midd. Of these twenty-nine humble persons, thirteen were discharged of the indictment, on producing sufficient evidence of their conformity. All the others failed to appear and surrender. Two of the persons, who failed to appear &c. were Henry Crump late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate yeoman and his wife Jocosa Crump. One of the persons to give sufficient evidence of conformity was Elizabeth Whiston wife of Edward Whiston late of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate yeoman. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 August, 35 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 Richard Richardson of Stepney co. Midd. esq., who failed to appear and surrender himself &c., and against twenty-five humble persons, to wit, 9 yeomen, 14 wives of yeomen, 2 widows, all late of Hackney or of Stepney co. Midd. Eight of these twenty-five persons were discharged of the indictment, on giving proof of their conformity; all the others failed to appear and surrender &c. One of the persons to get quit of the indictment by producing evidence of their conformity was Margaret Iles of Stepney widow. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

31 August, 35 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 14 yeomen, 13 wives of yeomen, 1 brewer, 1 wife of brewer, all late of Norton Folgate co. Midd. or of Stepney co. Midd. Five of these twenty-nine humble persons gave sufficient proof of conformity: one pleaded 'Not Guilty' but died before trial: all the others failed to appear and surrender themselves. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

. . . . August, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Haslewood of Whitechappell co. Midd. merchant and George Layfield of St. Trinity's Minorites co. Midd. in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of the said John Haslewood at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for his detaining one Joseph Scott in his service in Virginia longer than the time contracted for." S. P. R., 27 Aug., 35 Charles II.

2 September, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Hansell Knowles yeoman, William Varnum yeoman, Thomas Broadfield nailor, Rebecca Webb wife of Thomas Webb victualler, Joan Whitfeild wife of John Whitfeild silke-throwster, Sara Ransom spinster, Mary Leoman spinster and Joan Howlett widow, all eight late of Stepney aforesaid unlawfully and riotously assembled themselves under colour of performing acts of religious adoration, otherwise than in accordance with laws of this kingdom of England. On 10 Dec., 1683 Hansell Knowles pleaded 'Not Guilty,' and on 25 Feb., 1683, he was discharged of the indictment because he had undergone three months imprisonment for the same offence. Thomas Broadfield, Rebecca Webb, Sara Ranson and Mary Leoman all confessed the indictment, and were each fined five shillings. No clerical minutes touching subsequent proceedings in the case against William Varnum, Joan Whitfeild and Joan Howlett. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

4 September, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir Clement Armiger knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of Thomas Green of Gracechurch Street in London haberdasher and Thomas Zachary of London woodmonger of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the house of an unknown person in St. Margaret's Westminster in the afternoon of 26th Aug. 35 Charles II., and of the conviction of Samuel Bolton of Lumbard Street in London goldsmith of having preached to and taught the persons assembled at the same unlawful conventicle: Certifying also that the said Samuel Bolton forfeited 20£. for his said offence, and that fines of five shillings each were imposed by the said J.P. on Thomas Green and Thomas Zachary for their offence. C. C. C., 35 Charles II.

19 September, 35 Charles II.—Recognizance of William Burnham of St. Clement's Danes', in the sum of forty pounds: For his appearance at the next G. S. P. for Middlesex to be holden at Hicks Hall, then and there "to give evidence against William Clarke for his speaking treasonable words against the King and Government." S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

20 September, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Robinson of Shadwell marriner, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Frederick Challoner of Shadwell tobacconist and Humfrey Dyke of Stepney merchant, in the sum of fifty pounds each: For the said John Robinson's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for saying to a certain Martin Errington "The Duke of York is a Papist and this is his Plott," and, on being reproved by the same Errington for the rash words, for replying, "I care not a fart for the King of England himselfe; my father was a soldier to Oliver and fought against the King, and I would do the like if there were occasion, or to that effect &c." S. P. R. 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

27 September, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Maleing of St. Pulcher's London carpenter, and six other persons, for the appearance of the said John Maleing and of William Maleing, William Newman, John Stanley and Richard Cooke at the next G. Q. S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for stoping up a street by the name of Bow Streete in Soe Hoe Fields." In some of the several other sets of Recognizances touching this matter, Bow Street is described as "a streete in Soe Hoe feildes being a passage by the name of Bow Streete." S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

29 September, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of John Nurse of Kensington victualler, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Robert Howes of the same parish victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds: For the appearance of the said John Nurse at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answer for assisting in killing his Majesties geese belonging to St. James's Parke." He did not appear. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

30 September, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir William Smyth bart. and J. P. for Middlesex, of Samuel Annesley of the Liberty of Norton Folgate co. Midd. clerk of having preached to and taught the persons (numbering some forty individuals over and above the members of the family of the here-under mentioned North Dale), assembled at a certain unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the house of a certain North Dale . . . ., in Katherine Wheel Alley in Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said 30th Sept., certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said Samuel Annesley clerk: Together with the certificate of the conviction of the aforesaid North Dale of having wittingly and willingly permitted the said conventicle to be held in his house, and of the imposition of a fine of 20£. on the said North Dale for his said offence. C. C. C., 35 Charles II.

1 October, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, 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 of Richard Lane late of Sundon co. Bedford carryer, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house in Glasshouse Yard in the parish of St. Buttolph Aldersgate-Without on the 28th August last past at which conventicle a certain person as yet unknown preached to and taught the persons so assembled together, wherefore continues the certifying Justice of the Peace "super prefatum Ricardum Lane imposui finem decem librarum legalis monetæ Angliæ vizt. novem librarum et quindecim solidorum pro offenso Predicatoris predicti existentis ignoti et quinque solidorum pro offenso suo primo coram me convicto &c.=wherefore I have imposed upon the said Richard Lane a fine of ten pounds of the lawful money of England, to wit, a fine of nine pounds and fifteen shillings for the offence of the unknown preacher, and a fine of five shillings for his own first offence proved before me." C. C. C., 35 Charles II.

1 October, 35 Charles II.—Certificate, 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 of James Harrison of Salisbury Court London hatter, of having been present at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in Glasshouse Yard in the parish of St. Buttolph Aldersgate-Without co. Midd. on 2nd September, 35 Charles II., at which conventicle a certain person as yet unknown took upon himself to preach to and teach the persons so gathered together unlawfully: Certifying also that the said J.P. had imposed on the said James Harrison a fine of ten shillings for his own offence, being the second offence of the kind proved against the offender before the said J.P., and a fine of nine pounds and ten shillings for the offence of the unknown preacher, being in all a fine of 10£.:—"Et superinde super prefatum Jacobum Harrison imposui finem decem librarum legalis monete Anglie, vizt. novem librarum et desolidorum pro offenso predicatoris predicti existentis ignoti et decem solidorum pro offenso suo secundo coram me convicto." C. C. C, 35 Charles II.

8 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. on the said day, John Herrick, the keeper of a tippling-house commonly styled "a Coffee House" in the said parish, a house frequented by night as well as by day by many of the King's lieges and subjects, in order to drink of the liquors there sold by the same John Herrick, wickedly, maliciously and libellously published with the design of disturbing the public peace and defaming Roger Le Strange esquire, J.P. for Middlesex, a certain scandalous libel intituled Stranges Case strangly Altered, which libel amongst other things contains the printed picture of a Dog between an effigy of the Devil and an effigy of the Pope (the said Roger Le Strange being signified by the said dog), and in the same part these false and scandalous words, to wit, "Stopp that pernicious Curr good people," and in another part contains these flagitious, scandalous and malicious words, to wit, "He's a hopefull Rogue to make a pillar on," and elsewhere contains these scandalous words, to wit, "Gett home ye hang dogg," and in another place these false and malicious words, to wit, "I appeal to his Holinesse good Devill," and in another part these scandalous words, to wit, "Your case is evill twixt Pope and Devill," and in another place these scandalous words, to wit, "A Hue and crye after a Strange old Yorkish Tike," and elsewhere these scandalous and malicious words, to wit, "He has a thousand dogtricks," and in another place these scandalous words, to wit, "The Devill too's turn'd Cat i'th pan, Now Hodge hath serv'd him all he can," &c. Arraigned on this bill at Session of Oyer and Terminer, John Herrick confessed the indictment, was fined five pounds, and was committed to the prison at Clarkenwell, there to remain till he should have paid the fine. It is worthy of observation that John Herrick's surname is spelt variously, viz. Herrick and Errick in the indictment. S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

8 October, 35 Charles II.—Certificate under the hand and seal of Edward Guise esq. J.P. for Middlesex, certifying (1)—That Alexander Parker of St. Clement's Lane London haberdasher, John Clarke of Witney co. Oxon . . . ., Thomas Farley of St. Paul's Covent Garden, William Wine of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields glover, Michael Richards of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate weaver, Gregory May of St. Margaret's Westminster . . . ., and James Redhead of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields were on the said day convicted before the said J.P. of having been present together with some two hundred unknown persons at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in a certain house of an unknown person in the Savoy co. Midd. in the forenoon of the 7th inst. Oct., and (2) That George Foxe then and there took upon himself to preach to and teach the persons assembled at the said conventicle, and (3) That a fine of 20£. was imposed on the said George Foxe for his said offence by the said J.P., and (4) That a fine of 5s. was imposed upon each of the other aforenamed persons for their said offence of being present at the said conventicle. C. C. C, 35 Charles II.

9 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate co. Midd. on the said day, Mathew Webb late of the said parish laborer, designing to bring the Lord King and his government of this kingdom of England into hatred and contempt &c., in the course of conversation with one Henry Luck and one Richard Wright and divers others of and about the forfeiture of the late charter of the city of London, spoke and uttered in a loud voice these false, malicious diabolical and seditious words, to wit, "If the charter bee lost then it will not bee long before the King looseth his head, And hee will dye as his Father did," and that further in the course of the same aforesaid conversation the same Mathew Webb said in a loud voice these diabolical and seditious words, to wit, "That if the King takes the charter, hee will loose his head," that afterwards, to wit, on 10th Oct., 35 Charles II., declared in a loud voice these devilish and seditious words, to wit, "If the City loose the Charter, the King would loose his head," and yet further on the same 10th Oct. 35 Charles II., uttered in a loud voice these seditious words, to wit, "If the Charter of the Citty of London were lost the King's head would go off" &c. A marginal note on this bill certifies that it was taken and tried at Session of Oyer and Terminer. Found 'Guilty' by a Jury, Mathew Webb was sentenced to pay a fine of £3 6s. 8d., to be committed to prison at Clarkenwell, and on the following monday in the forenoon to be flogged on his naked back until it should be bloody at the posterior part of a cart from a certain place called Smithfeild Barrs in and through a certain street called St. John's Streete co. Midd. to a certain lane called Swan Alley, and to be led in and through the same lane to a street called Old Streete, and then to be flogged from the said street in and through a certain street called Whitecrosse Street to the door of his own house there." S. P. R., 4 Oct., 35 Charles II.

13 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill against Thomas Roche, late of St. Andrew's Holborne co. Midd. gentleman, "a popish Recusant," for not going to church chapel or any usual place of common prayer during three months, beginning on the said 13th of October. G. D. R., Feb. (?), 36 Charles II.

22 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Dionisius Clansey late of the said parish yeoman obstinately refused to assist Richard Gregory one of the constables of the said parish, when he was requested by the same Richard Gregory to aid him in the performance of his office, to wit, to levy a sum of ten pounds by way of distress and sale of the goods and chattels of James Poulter of Princes Street in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields shoemaker, in obedience to a warrant under the hand and seal of Simon Parry esq., because the same James Poulter was present at an unlawful conventicle of some fifty persons, held on 16 Sept., 35 Charles II. at a place called The Little Ambrey in St. Margaret's Westminster, under colour of exercising religion otherwise than according to the liturgy and use of the Church of England, at which unlawful assembly a certain person to the Jurors unknown took upon himself to teach and preach, for which offence as for a first offence the said Justice of the Peace imposed a fine of five shillings on the said James Poulter, and further a fine of nine pounds and fifteen shillings on the same James Poulter for the offence of the said preacher (pro quoquidem offens' p'fat' Justic' Pacis imposuit finem quinq' solid' super p'fat Jacobum Poulter pro primo offens' suo et novem libras et quindecim solid' super p'fat' Jacobum Poulter pro offens' predict Predicat' ignot'"). No clerical minutes on this bill, touching subsequent proceedings. S. P. R., 10 Dec., 35 Charles II.

22 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFeilds co. Midd. on the said day, John Foster esquire, George Cony gentleman and Dionisius Obrian gentleman, all three late of the said parish, assaulted John Tirwhit gentleman, and that John Foster then and there slew and murdered the said John Tirwhitt, by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the right side of his breast, of which wound he then and there instantly died; And that George Cony and Dionisius Obrian were present at the said murder, and aided and encouraged John Foster to perpetrate it. Found 'Guilty' by a jury, John Foster, George Cony and Dionisius Obrian were all three sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 12 Dec, 35 Charles II.

27 October, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction, before Sir James Butler knt. and J.P. for Middlesex, of John Kidgell of St. Andrew's Holborne stationer of having wittingly and willingly permitted an unlawful conventicle, to be held under colour of exercising religion &c. in his dwelling-house in the said parish on 7th inst. Oct.: Certifying also that a fine of 20£. was imposed by the said J.P. on the said John Kidgell for the said offence. C. C. C., 35 Charles II.

30 October, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd. on the said day, William Peddington late of the said parish, being a soldier, not a captain &c., retained to serve the said Lord late King in his wars, withdrew himself without permission from the service of the said Lord the late King. Found 'Guilty,' William Peddington was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 29 April, 1 James II.

4 November, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Mary's-le-Savoy on the said day, Samuel Ryder and Morris Hickey, both late of the said parish yeoman, wickedly and diabolically conspired together to charge and accuse George the Duke of Buckingham with a certain revolting and unnatural offence, and also on the same day conspired to procure and suborn the false testimony of a certain Martha Caile, in support of their said false charge against the said Duke of Buckingham, by promising to pay her five hundred pounds, if she would give evidence of having seen the said Duke perpetrate a certain wicked and abominable (and in the present book, unmentionable) act in a certain house called Wallingford House in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. Found 'Guilty' by verdict of jurors at Session of Gaol Delivery, Samuel Ryder and Morris Hickey were sentenced to be put in and upon the pillory in the public street near Charing Cross for one hour in the forenoon of 19 January, 35 Charles II., and each to pay a fine of £13 6s. 8d., and . . . . and be committed each to the New Prison at Clarkenwell, until he should have paid the same fine. S. P. R., 10 Dec., 35 Charles II.

8 November, 35 Charles II.—Recognizance of James Fitsall, one of the constables of St. Margaret's Westminster, in the sum of fifty pounds; For the said James Fitsall's appearance'at the next Session of the Peace for Westminster, to answer &c. for "the neglect of his duty in a tumult and rout at a Bonfire in King Street Westminster on the 5th of November instant, where the Dutch Ambassador's Lady was wounded." S. P. West. R., 7 Jan., 35 Charles II.

15 November, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. on the said day Christopher Bryan silke-stockenframeworker of the said parish assaulted his apprentice, one Francis Cornish, and then and there beat him cruelly and in a manner exceeding the limit of due chastisement, so that his life was despaired of. Abandoning a previous plea of 'Not Guilty,' Christopher Bryan on 14th Jan. 1683, confessed the indictment and was fined 3s. 4d., which he paid to the sheriff in Court. S. P. R., 10 Dec, 35 Charles II.

9 December, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances, on thirteen several parchments, for the appearance of thirteen male persons, inhabitants of suburban parishes of Middlesex, to wit, 1 bricklayer, 1 colorer of gloves, 3 joyners, 1 poulterer, 2 shoemakers, 2 taylors, 1 weaver, and 2 men to whom no vocation is assigned, at the next G. S. P. to be holden at Hicks Hall, "to answere for refuseing to take the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacie." S. P. R., 10 Dec., 35 Charles II.

9 December, 35 Charles II.—Certificate of the conviction of Joshua Vaughton of St. Clement's Danes' co. Midd. . . . ., of having taken upon himself to preach to and teach the persons, assembled at an unlawful conventicle, held under colour of exercising religion &c. in the house of Martha Fisher in St. Mary's-le-Savoy co. Midd.: Certifying also the imposition of a fine of 20£. upon the said Joshua Vaughton for the said offence. C. C. C, 34 and 35 Charles II.

27 December, 35 Charles II.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-theFields on the said day, in order to disturb the King's peace, and to bring Roger Lestrange esq. and J.P. for Middlesex into odium and contempt, in the course of conversation with a certain Edward Hayes gentleman of and concerning the said Roger Lestrange esq., in the presence and hearing of the said Edward Hayes and divers others of the King's lieges and subjects, Robert Longland late of the said parish yeoman declared of the same Roger Lestrange "He is a rascall," and "He was Oliver's fidler." Abandoning a previous plea of 'Not Guilty,' Robert Longland on 7 April, 1684, confessed the indictment, and was fined three shillings and four pence, which he paid to the Sheriff in court. S. P. R., 14 Jan., 35 Charles II.

30 December, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of William Saterwaite of Bishopgate weaver, in the sum of two hundred pounds and of Joshua Clifford of Spittlefields weaver, in the sum of one hundred pounds: For the appearance of the said William Saterwaite at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer for "beinge at a ryottous and unlawfull assembly or meeting held at Bethnall Greene.—Also, similar Recognizances, in the same sums, for the appearance of five other persons, to wit, 1 merchant, 1 salter, 1 sadler, 1 stationer, and 1 victualler at the same S. P. for being at the same riotous Assembly or Meeting at Bethnall Green. S. P. R., 14 Jan., 35 Charles II.

30 December, 35 Charles II.—Recognizances of Thomas Hopkins of St. Thomas's Southwark weaver, in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of John Proudman and Thomas Frances of Southwark (spelt 'Soutwork') weavers, in the sum of one hundred pounds each: For the appearance of the said Thomas Hopkins at the next S. P. for Middlesex, "to answere for beinge att a ryottous and unlawfull Assembly or Meeting held in Bethnall-Green."—Also similar recognizances in the same sums, for the appearance of Andrew Firsland of Aldgate surgeon, Marmaduke Bluder of Aldgate haberdasher, Thomas South of Whitechappell smith, Francis Laws of Stepney weaver and John Peirse of Spend (sic) in Barkshire malter, at the same S.P., to answer for being at the same unlawful Meeting or Assembly in Bethnall Green. S. P. R., 14 Jan., 35 Charles II.