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among you in Yorkshire, Some, saith he, give they would serve him as they would serve his freely ; but, saith he, my uncle and his friends brother. are engaged another way; for, saith he, they Baron Gregory. Who said these latter are going to make a founder for. Dolebank; words ? several

persons he named, among which he Bolron. Sherby of Stone-house said these named this gentleman.

latter words, and Mr. Shereburn saidJust. Dolben. What said he of sir Miles ? Justice Dolben. No matter what Mr. Shere

Smith. He said sir Miles was very zealous burn said. What said sir Miles ? for promoting the Roman Catholic religion, Bolron. The gentlemen said, that sir Miles and had contributed largely for the introducing should be a privy counsellor, and that they of it into England.

would procure the duke's consent to it. Baron Gregory. You say that amongst Just. Dolben. 'Is that all ? yourselves you gave it out, that the money that Bolron. My lord, I was further at a consult was raised was for the killing of the king, and in 1678, about the 13 or 14th of June. rooting out the Protestant religion ; pray, by Baron Gregory. What time was that ? what way and means was it to be done, was Bolron. The 13th day of June 1678, and that ever discoursed among any of you ; was it there it was agreed upon the taking of Hull

, for raising of an army? or what was it for ? the letting in of the French there, as the fittest

Smith. Wherever I was, my loral, it was re- place for the French to land at. solved, that that was the mosi eflectual means Just. Dolben. Where was this? for the introducing of popery.

Bolron. At Barmbow; and likewise they

did discourse, that my lord Bellasis had caused Mr. Robert Bolron called and sworn.

the block-houses to be almost ruined, that the Sir Thomas Stringer.'Nir. Bolron, acquaint French might more easily come in ; and we my lords and the jury, what you know of sir liad all pardons for our sins. Miles Stapleton. Bolron. May it please your lordship, I came

Mr. Laurence Mowbruy called and sworn. to live with sir Thomas Gascoigne in 1674, as Sir Tho. Stringer. Mr. Mowbray, tell my steward of his coal-works ; and was then a lords and the jury what you know against sir Protestant, but was persuaded by Mr. Rushton, Miles Stapleton, the prisoner at the bar. sir Thomas, and others, to turn Roman Ca- Mowbray. My lords, you have heard what tholic; when I had turned Roman Catholic, Mr. Smith and Mr. Bolron say to the Plot in about 1676, they came and asked me, what I general ; what I say shall be very brief, in rewould do for the Romish religion, if it should lation to sir Miles Stapleton, and no further. come to it; I told them, I would venture my Sir Miles Stapleton being present with sir Tho. life in that cauşe, and then I went to Barmbow- Gascoigne, my lady Tempest, esquire GasHall, where I took the oath of secrecy ; after coigne, and several others, they held several that I went to Barmbow-Hall, where sir Miles discourses concerning a design of killing the Stapleton was at a consult in 1677.

king, subverting the governinent, and bringing Just. Dolben. At what time in 1677?

iu popery, and accordingly they would tire Bolron. It was about Whitsuntide, my

London. lord.

Baron Gregory. When was this? Just. Dolben. That was the Whitsuntide Mowbray. This was in 1676, where father after you had taken the oath of secrecy ? Rushton gave him an oath of secrecy, and he Bolron. Yes, my lord.

promised to be true to the design, and would Just. Dolben. Who was there?

venture his life and estate for the promoting so Bolron. Sir Miles Stapleton, sir Tho. Gas- good a cause. coigne, Mr. Gascoigne his son, my lady Tem- Just. Dolben. Did you hear sir Miles Stapest, lawyer Ingleby, Mr. Thwing, father pleton say he would adventure his life and Rushton, and several others.

estate for killing of the king ? Baron Gregory. What was there done at Mowbray. Yes, my lord. that consult ?

Just. Dölben. Andavas it resolved at that Bolron. My lord, the consult was about kill- consult? – Mowbray. Yes, my lord. ing the king, and establishing a nunnery at

Just. Dolben. And he consented to it? Dolebank, near Ripley ; sir Tho. Gascoigne Mowbray. Yes, my lord, and took the oath gave 90l. per ann. and 300l. for killing the of secrecy from father Rushton. king; and I remember very well, Pickering

Just. Dolben. This is not the time that Mr. was mentioned about killing the king ; and Bolron speaks of. they asked sir Miles Stapleton wbat he would Mozebray. No, my lord, he speaks of 1676 give? and he said, 2001. for killing the king. and 1678, this was in 1678. Just. Dolben. Are you sure that in the

pre Bolron. I have seen in 1675 a collusive consence of sir Miles Stapleton it was resolved the veyance of sir Miles Stapleton's estate to sir king should be killed ?

John Daney. Bolron. Yes, my lord, it was resolved both Just. Dolben. Where did you see it ? by him and all others, that the king should be Bolron. I did see it at ‘sir Thomas Yar. killed ; and, my lord, I heard them further brough's, and he asking me when sir Miles Stasay, it' the duke of York did not please, that pleton was at sir Tho. Gascoigue's ;. may

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please you, said I, I can tell you soraething Bolron. Yes, my lord, I have been desired. where you are concerned with sir Miles Sta- Just. Dolben. But did sir Miles ever desire pleton; as soon as he heard that he blushed, you ? and away he went, and would hear no further. Bolron. No, my lord, he did not, but Rush

Sir Tho. Stringer. What say you, Mr. ton did, when I was introduced by the priests Mowbray, of an indulgence you had ?

to the consult. Mowbray. Yes, my lord, I Irad an indul- Sir Miles. Did you and Mowbray know that gence.

each other was concerned in the plot ? Just. Dolben. Was it for the time to come, Bolron. Yes, we did. or the time past ?

Sir Miles. Name the persons that were preMowbray. It was for the time past ; for I sent at the consult. was to enter into the rosary.

Bolron. There was sir Tho. Gascoigne, my Sir Tho. Stringer. Did you ever attend lady Tempest, esquire Gascoigne, Mr. Ingleby, Rushton at the altar?

Mr. Thwing, Mr. Rushton, Mr. Addison, Mr. Mowbray. Yes, I did.

Metcalf, and several others. Just. Dolben. Mr. Bolron, you say, you saw Sir Miles. How long did the consult last? a collusive conveyance made by sir Miles Sta- Bolron. Some six or seven hours. pleton to şir John Daney ; pray, what was the Sir Miles. What servants were there? forfeiture of it?

Bolron. I took no notice of the servants. Bolron. It was

Sir Miles. What room was it in ? • Just. Dolben. Was it sir Tho. Yarbrough, Bolron. In the old dining room. or sir John Daney, you told of it?

Sir Miles. How long did it last ? Bolron. I told it to sir John Daney.

Just. Dolben. Six or seven hours he tells Mowbray. I drew a copy of that very con. you. veyance.

Sir Miles. Was there any other at sir Tho. Sir Tho. Stringer. Truly, my lord, we want Gascoigne's? Drs. Bolron, one of the most material evi- Bolron. None else that I can remember. dences against sir Miles, being sick at London. Sir Miles. Upon what occasion did he men

tion Mowbray in his information to the council ? Mr. Baynes called and sworn.

Just. Dolben. There hath no information to Sir Tho. Stringer. Come, Mr. Baynes, de- the council been mentioned here. clare to the Court what you know against sir Sir Miles. Pray what was the occasion you Miles,

were turned out of sir T. Gascoigne's service ? Baynes. I know nothing against Mr. Miles, Bolron. My lord, I know not; they say only I have seen him at Barmbow-Hall in it was about a trunk: sir T. Gascoigne sent 1677.

him to York, and he was to come again. I Sir T. String. Pray tell us this, whether you know there was a design to take away Mowobserved, in the year 1676, sir Miles Stapleton bray's life ; but I never told him so much ; and come to several meetings with sir Tho. Gas- my lady accused him for a ring ; I never durst coigne, and my lady Tempest, and others ? tell him this, but this was the thing contrived Baynes. Yes, my lord, I have.

against him to take away his life; I can make Just. Dolben. But do you know what dis- it appear where he bought the ring. course they had ?

Just. Dolben. What tellest thou us of a ring? Buynes. No, my lord; but I remember Can'st thou not as well tell us it was for that he we were once discoursing about some nuns left sir T. Gascoigne's service. beyond sea, and they were called galloping Sir Miles. When did you first become a

Protestant ? Justice Dolben. They were gallopers, in- Mowbray. When I made my first informa. deed.

tion. Just. Dolben. Sir Miles, you have heard what Bar. Gregory. When was that? hath been proved against you

Mowbray. That was in 1679, and a little Sir Miles. My lord, there is nothing of truth before that I kept correspondence with Father in it at all; I hope to make it appear to your Addison. lordship. I call God to witness I am as inno- Sir Miles. I desire to know whether he saw cent of what they say, as any child unborn. a list of names ?

Just. Dolben. That is an easy thing to say. Mowbray. Yes, I did.
Sir Miles. I hope to make it appear to your

Sir Miles. Whose names were there? lordship. Will your lordship please to give Mowbray. There was your name for one, me leave to ask the witnesses some questiorrs? and sir T. Gascoigne's.

Just. Dolben. That you may have allowance Sir Miles. What was it for ? in.

Mowbray. It was a list of those that were Sir Miles. Then I desire to ask Bolron this actors and contributors for killing the king. question ; did you accuse me in your informa- Just. Dolben. You are sure sir Miles Stapletion to justice Lowder ?

ton's name was in the list ? Bolron. No, my lord, I did not.

Mowbray. Yes, my lord, I am. Sir Miles. Did †, or any other, desire you to Just. Dölben. Was it parchment or paper ? keep any secret for me?

Mowbray. No, my lord, it was paper,

nuns.

name me.

Just. Dolben. Were you to assist in killing Lowder. No, my lord, not at that time ; but the king ?

afterwards he came and be gave in his infor: Mowbray: My lord, I was to be an actor in mation to us, and I think we were about two killing the king.

hours about it; and then he did not charge any Sir Miles. Whether did I, or any other de person but Rushton and sir T. Gascoigne ; sire you to keep any secret for me?

but said, he had more to recollect: Well, Mowbruy. Yes, Father Rushton did. said I, if you recollect any more, you may Sir Miles. Did I ever do it?

come again. Mowbray. No, sir Miles, you never did. Baron Gregory. Pray who did he name? Sir Miles. Did any body else desire you? Lowder. He named father Rushton and sir Just. Dolb. Father Rushton, he tells you, did. T. Gascoigne ; he named my lady Tempest, Sir Miles. Was the discourse so loud that sir but spoke that as from another. And when he Thomas Gascoigne could bear it?

came again, he said he would trouble us with Mowb. Sir Thomas could hear well enough no more, but would go to the king and council when he would.

to deliver in the rest. Sir Miles. Was it in 1679 that you discover- Justice Dolben. He said then he should reed the plot?

collect more. Bolron. Yes, I went to London, and there Lowder. Yes, my lord, he did, and when he discovered the plot in 1679, I think it was. came again, he said, he would not trouble us

Sir Miles. You said, I was not concerned, with it, but would inform the council of it: you only accused sir Thomas Gascoigne and When we saw him so positive, he had a letter some others in your information ; but did not of recommendation from Mr. Tindal to the

council; and he lost that letter at Ware; but Justice Dolben. Did he so ? you may prove he went on, and delivered his information to that upon him.

the council. Sir Miles. It was so in his information, my Justice Dolben. Do you know it? lord.

Louder. Yes, my lord. Justice Dolben. Well, then let it be so. Call Justice Dolben. 'You cannot know it, were your witnesses.

you there then ? Mr. Lowder called and examined.

Lowder. No, my lord, but I do know it.

Justice Dolben. How do you know it? Sir Miles. I desire Mr. Lowder to acquaint Lowder. I have a copy of the order under your lordships and the jury, what was in the several of the council's hands. information Mr. Bolron gave in, whether he ac- Justice Dolben. That is not evidence, you cused me or no.

are not to speak what another man knows: Mr. Lowder. All I know of it is, that in But that is not the matter ; it seems he went to January 1679, on Sunday evening, as I think, give in his information to the council, for in. about the 24th day of the month, Robert Bol- deed he could not otherwise have been safe. ron came to me, and told me he had something Louder. After this, he goes up to London of secrecy to impart to me, and I asked him it again, and comes down and brings me another he would go into the house with me; he told order of council to examine Mr. Mowbray and me it was a matter of high-treason; I asked one Hickeringil; and I asked him if he knew who was concerned, he answered, sir Thomas any thing about sir Miles Stapleton's being Gascoigne, and sereral others : Then I order concerned in the plot, and he said no, he beed my clerk to bring a bible, and pen and ink lieved he was very clear. to take bis information. I desired him to be Just. Lowder. You say that Bolton bronglat very cautious, telling him, that several lives you another order of council to examine Mow. were at stake: At that he began to be fearful bray:- Lowder. Yes, my lord. and changed colour: I asked him for what Justice Dolben. Did 'Bolron bring you in cause that fear was; he said, if it were upon writing what Mowbray could say ? my conscience, that was upon his, for con- Louder. My lord, I know not whether it cealing it so long, I should be as fearful as he was by writing or by word of mouth, I bid him seriously consider what he had to Justice Dolber. What was it he told you say; he then said, he had delivered his infor- Mowbray could say? mation to Mr. Tindal. Well, then, said I, Bolran. He told me, he could say he saw why is it you come to me? Said I, Mr. Tindal sir Miles Stapleton at Barmbow when the conis to be at my house the 25th day, and I shall sult was; but, said he, there will others come discourse it with him, and we shall take it to against sir Miles. gether. Mr. Tindal did come, and Bolron 'Justice Dolben. Pray let us ask Bolron that: came and delivered in his information.

Did you say to Mr. Lowder, you knew nothing Justice Dalben. You did not give him his against sir Miles Stapleton, but there were oath at that tiine?

others would do it? Lauder. No, my lord; for it seems he bad Bolror. Ne, my lord, not that I renot then delivered in his information, but only member. a writing of his to Mr. Tindal.

Lowder. Bolron himself had never said any Bar (:- 1977. You took no examination thing against sir Miles.

Baron Gregory. Did you ask Bolron if he

knew whether sir Miles was concerned in the what Mr. Mowbray could swear against sir plot, or no ?

Miles, and was it not the day which he tells Lowder. Yes, my lord, I did, and he an- hereof? swered, he knew nothing against him.

Lowder. No, my lord, it was not. Justice Dolben. He was not then upon his Bar. Greg. It was not the same day? oath ?

Lowder. No, my lord, I shall be positive in Lowder. No, not then; but after this he de- it, if I be brought to my oath. Hvered his information, and did swear, to the Just. Dolben. Come, another witness, sit effect that Mowbray did swear, that sir Miles Miles. was at Barmbow, and that they all did con

Sir Thomas Yarbrough called and examined. spire the killing of the king, and introducing the Romish religion ; and he said, ny lady Sir Miles. I desire sir Thomas to speak Tempest came to him, when he was in the what he heard Bolron declare what he knew of passage, and said to him, Mr. Mowbray, it is the plot after sir T. Gascoigne was taken. fitter for you to be treating of sir Miles Staple- Sir T. Yurbrough. The 10th of Aug. 1679, ton's servants in the larder : And he asked me Mr. Bolron came to my house about 10 or 11 whether he had best go and apprehend sir o'clock at night, and knocked at my door ; I Miles or Mr. Ingleby first.

thought him very unseasonable; but my serJustice Dolben. This was your discourse vants looking out at the windows, asked who with Bolron.- Lowder. Yes, my lord. was there; he said a friend that would speak · Bolron. May it please your lordship, I did with sir Thomas : My servant came and told not know then that Mr. Mowbray was at all me, and I ordered my servant to go down and concerned in the plot..

bring him into my chamber ; in the interim I Justice Dolben. He tells you, how you told put on a morning-gown : As soon as he came. him what Mowbray would say before he came in, he told me he had an order of council to to him, and what he would say against sir search all suspicious places for popish priests, Miles Stapleton.

and I have great cause to believe that there is Bolron. No, my lord, I never said any such one Rushton, a priest, now at sir Miles Staplething.

ton's. What would you have me to do, said I, Justice Dolben. You say, you did not know would you have me go with you myself? He what Mowbray would say, Mr. Lowder saith said no, but a servant. Said I, Mr. Bolron, will otherwise.

you shew me the order ; and finding bis name Bol. My lord, I did not know what it was in the warrant, I ask him, Was that the perbefore he brought it himself, and he brought it son that informed against sir Tho. Gascoigne ! in writing

His answer was this, that if I pleased he would Bar. Greg. Mr. Lowder, did he tell you the shew me the article against sir T. Gascoigne; particulars, or only said he was to depose when I observed the article, I asked him, if he things against sir Miles Stapleton ?

knew any thing of sir Miles Stapleton's being Loader. My lord, he told me he could concerned in the plot: No, I protest

, saith he, i swear sir Miles was at the consult at Barm- know nothing of sir Miles Stapleton's being bow, and did there conspire the death of the concerned in it, for he is a very honest gentleking, and introducing the Romish religion. man: only this I must say, that I know he

Just. Dolb. How long was this, Mr. Lowder, hath made a collusive conveyance of bis estate, you had that discourse with Bolron before and I believe most of the Roman Catholics in Mowbray came to give in his information ? England have done it for the securing of their

Lowder. It was, my lord, two or three days estates. before, and I ordered him to come again, when Just. Dolben. What do you say to this, Mr. Tindal was to be at my house.

Bolron ? Just. Dolb. Were you ever with Mr. Low- Bolron. My lord, when I delivered in my der, and knew when he and Mr. Tindal or information to the council I did accuse sir dered him to come to him ?

Miles Stapleton. Bol. I went to Mr. Mowbray, and we came Just. Dolben. Did you say this to sir Thomas? to esquire Lowder's, and there Mr. Tindal Bolron. No, I did not, if it was not in the was; but I knew nothing of what he had to information I gave to the council, believe not my; my lord, Mr. Mowbray was there at that one word that I have said. time he doth affirm,

Just. Dolben. It is possible it might be in Just. Dolb. Mowbray, before you came to the second information to the council that you Mr. Lowder's, had you acquainted Bolron with accused sir Miles: Was sir Miles Stapleton's what you had to say ?

name in the paper you gave to him? Mowb. I might acquaint him I had some- Bolron. Yes, my lord. thing to say, but did not tell him the par- Just. Dolben. This was the 10th day of ticulars.

August 1679. Had you then informed the Just. Dolb. Did

you
tell him

you
had

any council of any thing before that time against thing against sir Miles Stapleton ?

sir Miles Stapleton's being at Barmbow-Hall Mowb. It is possible, my lord, I might; at the consuli? but I am not positive in that.

Bolron. May it please your lordship, I was Bar, Greg. Did he tell you, Mr. Lowder, called out when I was before the king and

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council, and there was something I did not de- was with him, and amongst the rest there was liver in.

one Mr. Anby, who being a little merry, he Just. Dolben. Then you did not do it at takes him by the arm, and comes and brings that time?

him to us as we were sitting in the porch, and Bolron. No, my lord, I did not.

said, Heark you, Mr. Bolron, I hear you are a Just. Dolben. I ask you again, before the discoverer of the Plot ? Yes, I am, said he: 10th of August, 1679, bad you informed the Then I pray you, who are they that are concouncil of any thing against sir Miles ?

cerned? But he would not tell him. So Bulron. No, my lord, I had not.

said be, is sir Miles Stapleton in it? He anJust. Dolben. Then it could not be in the swered, he had nothiog to say against sir Miles, information that you shewed him.

but he was an honest gentlemap for aught be Bolron. No, my lord, it was at the second knew, excepting that he had made a collusive time.

conveyance of his estate. Baron Greg. Was it before you had this

Mr. Normanton called and examined. discourse with sir Thomas Yarbrough?

Bolron. No, my lord, it was not before that: Normanton. In June 1679, came Rober I shail not speak one word of a lie.

Bolron to me, and said, that sir Thomas Gas. Sir Miles. Every word you speak is a lie. coigne would give' 1,000l. for killing the king, Bolron. It is no lie, before this honourable and the lady Tempest would have hanged him

for breaking a trunk, but now he would be even Just. Dolben. Were these informations in- with her ; and that sir Miles Stapleton kept closed in the letter from the council ?

priests in his house, but he would apprehend Lowd. Yes, my lord, your lordship may them presently, for he might have bad 201. a see the letter mentions it, (holding the letter piece for taking of them. forth in his hand with the informations) which Bar. Greg. You say Bolron told you this? Mr. Justice Dolben took and silently read them Norm. Yes, my lord, he told me this in my over, after which he made his report thereof to own house ; and I told him he might go to the court.

esquire Tindal, and I lent him eighteen pence, Just. Dolb. Mr. Lowder, I have read all and borrowed him a horse in the town. these things over, and there is nothing of any consult in them : How should then the accu

Rich. Pears, sir Miles's man, called and ex

amined. sation of sir Miles be mentioned in them?

Bar. Greg. I do believe, sir Thomas, you Peurs. My lord, Bolron came to Carleton: mistake tinies.

Just. Dolben. Carleton, what is that? Sir Tho. Yarb. No, my lord, I do not.

Pears. To my master's house. Just. Dolb. In the bringing of this order of Just

. Dolben: Who is tliy master ? council to you, did you ask Mr. Botron if he Peurs. Sir Miles Stapleton. knew any thing against sir Miles Stapleton ? Just. Dolb. What then ?

Sir Tho. Yarb. Yes, my lord, I did, and he Pears. I go in to an alelouse where Bolsaid he believed he was innocent.

ron was, he asked me how I did, I thanked Sir Tho. String. Pray sir Thomas, why did him. you ask him thai about sir Miles ?

Just. Dolben. Did you koow him? Sir Tho. Yarb. Because I knew sir Miles Pears. Yes, my lord, and he called for a was related to sir Thomas Gascoigne, and was pot of ale, and he wished me to drink with him, often there,

and he asked me if they did not blame him for Sir Tho. String. It seemned, sir Thomas, you accusing my master sir Miles? And I said I feared it.

did not hear him named; he said it was bet

him, but he might not tell who it was. The Lady Yarbrough called and examined.

Just. Dolben. When was this? Sir Miles. Madam, pray aequaint the court Pears. Three or four days after my master what you heard Bolron say when he dis-was taken into custody ; and he said he would coursed

your
husband.

have gone to have seen sir Miles; but I think Lady Yarb. All I can say is that I was in (says he) he does not know me: And he asked bed then, and heard him say all these thing's, me, if Mr. Legget would be at our house, and and I heard the order read, and there was men- desired me to give him a letter ; and I said I tion of several at the consult, among whom should not see him; then he said I migbt bura there was no mention of sir Miles Stapleton. it, and I did burn it, my lord.

Just, Dolb. Does your ladyship very well re- Sir Tho. String. How came you acquainted member that sir Thomas Yarbrough asked him with Bolron ? if sir Miles was concerned, and he said, not Peurs. At the coal piis, my lord. that he knew of ?

Sir Tho. String. Did you never see him at Lady Yarb. Yes, my lord, and he said more sir Thomas Gascoigne's? than that ; for when he returned from taking

Pears. No,

my

lord. priests in the afternoon, there was a great deal of company in the house, and when he came,

Stephen Thomson called and examined. he brought one of the sons along with him, Just. Dolb. Have a care you speak nothing

I they came into the ball, there Mr. Boiron but truth, though you are not sworn, yet we

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