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  1. Aug 2017
    1. Bucks. Richard Shifford in person op se v John Cullecuppe on plea that he raped Margaret wife of Richard at Bisshepston and abducted her. KB 27/536 m 5 (fronts img. 11)

  2. May 2017
    1. Anonymous paragraph reports that Samuel Johnson has an eye disease that will soon end in blindness. McGuffie p. 106.

    1. Letter signed 'Whipcord'. Writer discusses differences between English and Scots. Quotes 'the old surly Pensioner, Johnson' on Scots learning. McGuffie p. 102.

    1. KB 27/482 rex m. 28. In the presence of Robert Tresilian and his fellows assigned to hear divers treasons and felonies, it was presented that Gilbert Tailor of St Albans said on 15 June 1381 that if anybody was punished then the manors of the Abbey of St Albans would be burnt and the Abbey itself thrown down. Presents pardon dated 28 October 1381.

    1. KB 27/482 rex m. 27 Before Robert Tresilian and his fellows assigned to hear and determine divers felonies and treasons, it was presented that John Waite of St Albans on 14 June 1381 arose treasonably at St Albans and threw down various houses belonging to the Abbot of St Albans. Produces pardon dated 28 October 1381.

    1. KB 27/482 rex m. 26. Hertfordshire. In the presence of Robert Tresilian and his fellows assigned to hear and determine various treasons and felonies, it was presented that Thomas Painter of St Albans on 14 June painted a certain standard of the arms of the King and gave it to John Dean to carry. Thomas joined rebels against the King in St Albans on 14 and 15 June who threw down the houses of Richard Scriveyn, John Clerk and Robert Chamber. Produces pardon dated 28 October 1381. (Continued on next image)

    1. KB 27/482 rex m. 1. Kent. Jurors of various hundreds of the said county (John Skinner, Geoffrey Coventre, William Butcher, John Grvesend, Thomas Machon, John Baker of Eastlane, Joh Piers, Giles Westwood, Peter Gerold, William Master, carpenter, John Borden and Adam Smith of Lose) present that Thomas Harding of Linton, mason, John Munde of Hunton, Thomas Bright of Lose, John Irish of East Farleigh, Robert Emlstead of Frittenden, Richard Bendour of Beddington, Robert Crotehole of Cranbrook, John Crotehole of Cranbrook, Richard Headenne of Staplehurst, Robert Monselowe of Marden, John Cote of Lose, mason, William Delton of Linton, Roger Lundenyssh, Giles de Lose, Colkin Fuller of Lose and John Watte, baker, on 30 September 1381 arose and treasonably and in a hostile fashion imagined the death of the King, John de Freningham, William Topcliff, Thomas Harcheregge, Stephen de Betenham, Sir Thomas de Cobham, and Sir William Septvans sheriff of Kent, and other lieges, and feloniously and treasonably proposed to burn the town of Maidstone, to swear all the people of the town to join their company and conventicle, and made John Startout to swear to join them against his will. And they also took Ralph Rook from his bed by night and forced him to swear in the said form. Thomas Harding, John Munde, Thomas Bright, John Irish, Robert Elmstead, Richard Bendour, Robert Crothole, John Crothole, Richard Headenne, Robert Munselowe, John Startout and Ralph Cook were brought by the Sheriff and say that they are not guilty. They are found to be guilty (continued on next image). Printed in W. E. Flaherty, 'Sequel to the Great Rebellion in Kent of 1381', Archaeologia Cantiana, 4 (1861), 83-6.

    1. Abraham Rayner

      Abraham Rayner was the Master of the lodge meeting at the Queen's Head, Devil's Acre, in 1723. This lodfge was the successor of the lodge which claimed to have met at the Apple Tree in Covent Garden and to have been one of four lodges which formed Grand Lodge in 1717

    1. James Anderson

      This may perhaps be James Anderson, the historian and author of the 'Constitutions of the Free Masons'.

    1. The only lodge which was recorded as meeting at the White Swan in Old Gravel Lane was said to have been erased in 1775, seven years before this case. Is this an example of a lodge which continued to meet after its formal suppression by Grand Lodge?

    1. Theft taking place during a lodge meeting at the Goose and Gridiron, St Paul's Churchyard. The only lodge meeting in the Goose and Gridiron in 1767 was No. 333 (serial number 612) which afterwards became the Tuscan Lodge, then the Lustitania Lodge

    1. Charles Bearblock, innkeeper of Lombard Street, was elected Grand Secretary of tyhe Antients Grand Lodge (one of two rival Grand Lodges in London) in 1779.