Punishments. Pillory, Whipping, &c. 258

Punishments. Pillory, Whipping, &c.

In the same Year, viz. 1563. one Penred, a Schoolmaster, had the like Punishment inflicted on him, for his Cruelty in whipping a Gentleman's Son, one of his Scholars. His Fault was but small, but he beat him so sore with a Leather Girdle, that his Skin was torn. And he had withal almost put out his Eye. The said Schoolmaster was for this, put on the Pillory in Cheapside, and whipt with Rods, till the Blood ran down. And my Lord Maior passing thorough the Street, the Boy was set on the Pillory, and his Shirt was taken off his Body, that my Lord and all the People might see, how he had been beaten: being the pitifullest Object that any one might see.

A Schoolmaster pillorized, and whipped.

The same Year, one Challenger, a Baker of the Bridge House, for some Deceit in his Bread, tho he was not set on the Pillory, yet it was publickly shewn to his shame how well he deserved it. For being accused about his Bread, he was sent for to Guildhall, before the Maior and Aldermen. And his Crime being evident, his Judgment was, That he should go before two of the Officers of one of the Hospitals to the Bridgehouse: and afore him, by way of Disgrace, should be carried the Pillory by one belonging to the Hospital: which was done accordingly.

The Pillory carried before a Baker.

And before, in Q. Maries Reign, in the Year, 1556. A Woman, who was a Bawd, was set on the Pillory in Cheapside. Her Crime was for conveying of Harlots to Citizens Apprentices and Servants.

A Bawd set on the Pillory.

The same Year a Man Bawd underwent the same Punishment for the same Crime, viz. for bringing Harlots unto Apprentices: Who gave him and them several of their Masters Goods, and wasted them by that Means.

In the same Year, a Woman and her Child were both set on the Pillory; for Bawdery, in procuring her own Child, and bringing her to Whoredom.

Anno 1555. A Woman was set on the Pillory for beating her Child with Rods and other Instruments of Cruelty, most pitifully.

Another the same Year underwent the same Penalty, for Seditious Words, Rumours and Counsils against the Queens Majesty.

Seditious Words.

In the same Year, a Stripling was whipped about London, and about Pauls Cross; for speaking against the Bishop that preached there the Sunday before.

One whipt about Pauls Cross.

That Year also, an ill Woman, who kept the Greyhound in Westminster, was carted about the City. And the Abbots Servant (bearing her good Will,) took her out of the Cart, as it seems, before she had finisht her Punishment. Who was presently whipt at the same Carts Tail for his Pains.

A Woman carted about Westminster.

There was a Whipping Post in Cheapside, called The Post of Reformation, near the Standard there. In the Year 1556. here was a Man whipt, for selling of False Rings.

The Post of Reformation.

In the Year 1559. A Bawd to a Girl but of 11 Years old, brought by her to a Stranger, rid in a Cart with the Girl out of Southwark, with a Basin tinkling before them.

A Bawd to a Girl of 11 Years old.

The same Year four Women rode together about London, for Bawdery.

That Year also the Wife of Henry Glyn Goldsmith, was carted about London, for being Bawd to her own Daughter.

A Bawd to her own Daughter.

That Year also a Carman underwent the Punishment of Riding for a Cheat. He carying a Load of Billets to be delivered to some certain Person, sold some by the Way, and converted the Money to his own use. And when he came to deliver his Billets, and to tell them, he told them so deceitfully, that he might save his Number of Billets. But he was discovered, and his Billets were told over again. And so what was wanting of the Tale came to be known. Whereupon he was carried to the Counter and there kept till Friday, next Market Day. And then he was fetched out, and set on Horseback, with his Face to the Horse's Tail, with two Billets before him and two behind him: and so carried about London.

A Cheat punisht.

The same Year happened another Cheat punished with the Pillory. It was for taking Carts for the Queen, the Person being no Taker: and so taking a piece of Money, let them go: Of some the had taken 2s. of some 20d. of others 1s. and 6d. For which he was set on the Pillory in Southwark; and the next Day in Cheagside.

Another Cheat.

In the Year 1556. were carted two Men and three Women. One of these Men was a Bawd, for bringing Women to Strangers. One of the Women kept the Bell in Grace Church Street, another was the Goodwife of the Bullhead beside London Stone: both Bawds and Whores. The other Man and Woman were Brother and Sister, taken naked together.

Two Men and three Women carted.

The same Year was carted about the City one Mrs. Warner: for Bawdery to her own Daughter and Maid: The Daughter and Maid both with Child: and she a Whore.

A Bawd to her own Daughter and Maid.

In the Year 1560. A Maid was set on the Pillory, for giving her Mistress, and her Household Poison. Besides the Shame of the Pillory, one of her Ears were cut, and she was burnt on the Brow. And two Days after she was set again on the Pillory, and her other Ear cut. And but some few Days after, another Maid was set on the Pillory for the same Crime; and her Ear cut, and burnt on the Brow.

A Maid poisons her Mistress.

In the same Year 1560, One rid about London, with his Face toward the Horse Tail, for bringing in and selling meazle Bacon at Market. The same Man the next Day was set on the Pillory, and two great Pieces of his meazle Bacon over his Head, and a Writing set up, shewing his Crimes: And that about two Years before, he was punished for the same Offence.

Meazle Bacon sold.

In the Year 1562, two Women rid about the City in a Cart. One for a common Scold; with a Distaff in her Hand. The other with a white Rod in her Hand, for * her own Girl: Meaning, Prostituting her. They had both blue Hoods on their Heads.

Two Women carted.

* A smutty Word.

Shrove Monday the same Year, at Charingcross was a Man caried of four Men. And before him a Bagpipe playing, a Shawm, and a Drum beating, and Twenty Links burning about him. The Cause was, his next Neighbour's Wife beat her Husband: it being so ordered that the next should ride about the Place, to expose her.

A Woman beats her Husband.

In the Year 1563. Dr. Langton, a Physician, rid in a Car, with a Gown of Damask, lined with Velvet, and a Coat of Velvet, and a Cap of the same, (such it seems as Doctors then wore) but having a blue Hood pinned over his Cap: which was (as it seems) a Customary Mark of Guilt. And so came through Cheapside on a Market Day. His Crime was, that he was taken a Bed with two Young Wenches at once.

Dr. Langton a Physician carted.

Now for the Custom of Funerals in these Days; and the Solemnities attending Burials of the Citizens of Wealth and Reputation.

Funeral Solemnities.

In the Year 1556. was buried Sir John Gresham, Kt. Mercer, Merchant of the Staple and Merchant Adventurer, late Maior and Alderman of the City, with a Standard and a Penon of Arms, and a Coat Armour of Damask, and four Penons of Arms; besides an Helmet, a Target, and a Sword, Mantles, and the Crest: A goodly Hearse of Wax, and ten Dozen of Pensils, and twelve Dozen of Escotcheons. He gave an Hundred black Gowns, of fine Cloth, unto poor Men, and poor Women. He had four Dozen of great Staff Torches, and a Dozen of great long Torches. He gave, moreover, an Hundred of fine black Gowns: Two unto the present Maior, and the

Sir John Gresham buried.