VVit for Mony.

Being a full Relation of the Life, Actions, merry Conceits, and pretty Pranks of Captain Iames Hind the famous Robber, both in England, Holland, and Ireland.

With his new Progresse through Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and the Adjacent Counties, be­gun on Monday the first of March, 1651. with the Judges of the Assize for that Circuit.

London Printed for Tho. Vere, and William Gilbertson, and are to be sold at their shops in the Old-Baily, and Giltspur-street.

I rob'd men neatly
as is here exprest,
Coyne I ne'r tooke
unlesse I gave a Jest.
Though here-tofore I'have bin a subtile Cheat,
As thou mayst find by what I here repeat,
Yet now resolv'd to give just dealing place.
I here present to publike view my face,
That if againe I ever doe amisse
I may be knowne to all the World by this.
I. H.

Wit for Money.

Chap. I. Containing Hind's Birth and Education.

CAptaine Iames Hind (the subiect of our ensuing discourse) was borne at Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, his Father was by Trade a Sadler, who had lived in that Towne very credibly for many yeares: The good old man having onely this sonne was resolved so far as he was able, to bréed him a Scoller, and to that end puts him to an English Schoole to learne to read and to write, where he continued about two yeares, but to little purpose, for the bent of his inclinati­on was so adicted to waggish pastimes, that his booke he accounted a burthen, and no affection he [...]a [...]e unto it; which his Father perceiving sets him to his owne trade, but his wandring mind could not settle to that neither; in con­clusion he binds him Prentice to a Butcher, which trade above all others he made choise of as the best, yet soone grew weary of that also, as appeares by the Sequell.

Chap. II. How Hind ran away from his Master, and be­came acquainted with one Allen, a great High-way-man in London.

HInd weary of his trade, would often com­plain to his fellow apprentice saying, That it was better to rob on the high way then to live in so slavish a condition, and withall resolving to set himselfe at libertie, on a time he puts on his aparrell, got forty shillings in mony of his Mother by a wile, and so gave his Master the slip, and travels towards London, upon the roade overtaking some Carriers, he puts forth some questions to them, they return'd him crosse an­swers, he dislikes their incivility, and gives one of them a good box o'th eare, this ingages the rest, they all fall upon him, and beat him well favourdly; at last being parted, Hind tells them he might live to requite their courtesie, which shortly after he performed by robbing the grea­test part of them, in the meanetime he leaves them and comes directly to London, where he soon got acquaintance with such like idle persons as himselfe, with whom having bin one night late a drinking, he was examined by the Watch as he returned to his lodging; and giving but a slender account of his life and conversation, he was by the Constable sent to the Counter, where after his first sléepe, awaking and looking about him, This is a large house saies he, and may entertaine many Guests, but I doe not intend to kéepe my Christmas here; In this place Hind [Page] became acquainted with one Allen, a notorious high-way-man, put in there likewise for being drunk; This Allen perceiving Hind to be a bold spirited Youth, and withall prettie ingenious, des [...]rs to entertain him for his servant, promising him to learn him such an Art as would for ever make him a Gentleman. Hind willing to im­brace such a proffer, vowes to serve him in any thing; so the morning being come, they paid their Fées and were discharged, and Allen takes his new servant to the Taverne to instruct him in some points, that they might loose no time.

Chap. III. How Allen instructed his new Servant, and set him to rob a Gentleman.

ALLen being at the Tavern with the rest of his Associates began to drink merrily: Hind modestly waits upon him, still expecting what rar [...] Art his Master would teach him, which Allen perceiving takes him aside saying, I would have you to be as my Companion and Friend, and not as a servant, neither do I looke for any such respect as you do give me, you shall eate and drink as I doe. and if I have money, you shall have part and want none. and if I want you must helpe to get some as well as you can: In short, Hind condescended, and they, swore him to be true to their Gang, which done. they admit him as a Brother of their companie, And now desirous to flesh him in his new trade, they accomodate him with a very good Horse [Page] and away they rode to Shooters-hill, where pre­sently they discover a Gentle-man comming to­wards them, Allen bids Hind ride up to him a­lone. and they would lie in ambush if occasion required, hereupon Hind being alreadie well tutord for the purpose, rides to him, bids him stand and deliver what monie he had, or else he [...]d presently be his death; The Gentle-man not willing to die immediately gave him ten pounds which was all he had; Hind séeing that said, sir here is fortie shillings for you to bear your char­ges in regard it is my handsell; The Gentle­man answered I wish you better lucke with it then I have, so Hind rod [...] away to the rest of his crew, and [...]llen prais'd him for learning his art so quickly, saying, did you not sée how he rob'd him with a grace.

IV. How Allen and his Associates made sport with an old Shepheard.

ALLen having got good store of monie, buyes him a Coach and foure Horses, and Hind as his Gentleman-Usher, and six others waiting on him in Livery Cloaks; himselfe he habits in a Ruffe, a square Cap, Laune sléeues, and his long Gowne, naming himselfe the Bishop of Durham, and by this wile they committed many robberies undiscovered; when any Gentleman came in their Roade they would leave their Cloaks in the Coach, rob him, then put their bootie into the Coach, and get on their Liverie [Page] Cloaks againe, if any hue and cry came after them they would never suspect any of the Bish­ops men, for when they came to any Inne, the Bishop was honoured as much as a man of his qualitie, his Gentleman-Usher stood bare all the while he was at dinner or supper; but this held not long before the Countrie had gotten some notice of it, whereupon they resolve to rid themselvs of their Coach, lest by that they should be betrayed, so riding on the Downes they called to an old Shepheard, saying if you please to be merry with us to night, you shall doe as we do; the old man was willing to goe with them. Allen told him that he would make him Lord Bishop for that night, so they put on the Bishops habit on the Shepheard and it did become him well; then they instructed him how to behave himselfe, so they came to an Inne where in great pomp they supped; supper being ended the Bishops servants went to have their Lord to bed, hee be­ing▪ in bed they came downe and told the Host that their Lord was fallen very sick and that he desired a Doctor, so they enquired for a Doctor but there was none in seven miles, then they for­ged Letters, & all the men were sent with spare Horses, some to fetch friends to see their Lord, and some for the Doctor, so that they left no ser­vants to wait on the Bishop, they had also char­ged the Shepheard not to knock, till the next morning, and ordered the people of the house when their Lord knockt to carry him a cawdle, so they conveyed away their Bishops Robes, & [Page] left the Shepheards owne Cloathes by his bed-side and bid farewell to their Shepheard and their Coach, but about ten of the clock in the morning the shepheard awaked out of his dream and knockt for the people, who brought him up a Cawdle, he askes for his men, they tell him, some were gone for the Doctor, and some for his friends, perceiving himselfe abused he bid the servant goe downe for his Master, the fellow well eying the shepheard, tells his Master that the Bishop had a Canvas shirt on his back as black as the Divell, and that there was a paire of shooes stood by the bed as full of Hobnails, as the skye of starrs, and a thread bare coat fit for nothing but to make shooe clouts; up goes the Host to sée his Guest, who by that time had drest himselfe in his owne habit, and thus salutes him; Friend quoth he, I have bin robbed to night of mine honour, but they left me my old clothes, whereat the Host began to laugh, and said to the shepheard, my Lord if you please to buy you two Coach Horses, I will lend you a Coach and Harnesse to carry your honour to the shéep fold, so the shepheard related all the storie to the Host, and left him his Coach for the reckoning, and bid them adieu.

Chap. V. How Allen and his men cozened a Country Constable that came to take them with a Hew and Cry.

ALLen and his Comrades had acted a many robberies that now every Towne almost [Page] was full of Hew and Cryes for them, and one night they comming to a small obscure village, thought themselves secure, and Allen went to bed, but he had not taken his first sléepe before there was search made all over the Towne for such men, who at last came to the Inne where Allen say: the Constable being some-what silly was satisfied with a reasonable answer for they came to his Chamber, where by his attendance he séemed to be some great person; Allen ama­zed to sée so many lights and watch-bils in his chamber, said, Master Constable, you might have béene more civill then to presse with so much companie into my Chamber at this time of the night; sir said the Constable I was com­manded so to doe, I would your Torches and Candles were all out said Allen, otherwise I shall not sléepe, Iack saies he to one of his men, give the Constable five shillings to make his Watch [...]men drink, I thank you sir said the Constable, I sée you are an honest Gentleman now; good night sir, good night Master Consta­ble I pray let me heare no more of you. The Constable going downe the staires said to some of his watch men. I am sorrie I have troubled the Gentleman, did you not sée what a glorious sute lay on the Table? Ile warrant it cost twen­tie nobles at least, his men I beléeve are all Gen­tlemen, or Gentlemens sonnes, good Lord, if I had taken these men for the Robbers, what should have become of me, and you too, pointing to his watch? One of Allens men came downe and call'd for a Gallon of Sack, which the Constable [Page] drank like small Béere, till the watch-men were troubled to carrie him, for goe he could not, so wee lea [...]e the Constable drunk and returne to Allen, who shortly after, notwithstanding all his former pollicies and shifts was apprehended néere London ▪ and executed at [...]yborne, Hind only e [...]caped to practise the trade, and now he sets up for himselfe.

Chap. VI. How Hind rob'd a Gentleman on Foot, and furnisht himselfe with a Horse, money and Clothes.

HInd having lost his Horse when he made his escape, was resolved to get one, or to follow his trade on foot, his Masters misfortune grieved him much, yet he quickly cast it out of his mind, and now to colour his knavery, he puts himselfe into the habit of a Shepheard, with a long Pike staffe on his neck, and so travels towards Ban­bury, where in his way he espies a Gentleman comming downe a hill, leading his Horse in his hand, Hind as if he tooke no notice of the Gen­tleman, went whistling the tune of an ordinarie Psalme, when the Gentleman came to the foot of the hill, where Hind stood whistling his Psalm, the Gentleman inquired of him the time of the day, he answered him very civilly, but as the Gentleman was getting on his horse, Hind hit him with his long Pole such a stroake betwéene the head and the shoulders that he made him tumble on the ground; Hind presently tooke his [Page] Monie, Cloak, Horse and Sword, and left him his old Coat and his Pike-sta [...]fe to beat on the hoofe as he had done, giving him twenty shillings back to beare his charges, but to this day the Gentleman loues not the tune of a Psalme.

Chap VII. How Hind was betrayed by two whores, who sent two High-way-men to take his mony, and how he rob'd them.

HInd having gotten a good purchase in Gold past away the day very merrily, & towards night rides to an Inne which stood in a private Roade, where it séemes some High-way-men did use, after he had séene his Horse carefully drest and fed came into the House, where were two handsome Ladies by the fire, he bespoke a good supper, and invited them to it, when supper was readie he called for wine, and made them merry, they séem'd very coy to him, but he know­ing their humor puld out of his pocket a handfull of Gold, singing Maids where are your hearts become, Look you what here is; after much mirth to bed he went, and presently after came in the two men that kept these two whores, to whom they relate the courtesie of Hind, and that he had abundance of Gold about him, they re­solve to watch his going and to follow him in the morning; but Hind being wakefull was up and mounted before these Lads were stirring, when they heard his horse prance, they lookt out at the window, and séeing he had so good a Horse, were [Page] readie to fall out who should have him, I will have the Horse saies one, and you shall have his monie, nay Ile have his Horse saies the other; in conclusion they quickly made them selves ready and rod after Hind, when they had ouerta­ken him they askt him which way he rode, he answers them towards Cambridge they tell him they would be glad of his company; now ri­ding in a place where no people was nigh one of the Theus sings. Maids where are your hearts become, Looke you what here is: Hind s [...]ing there in [...]out and knowing he was betrayed answers them in the same tune: now [...] rogues you are both undon, Look you what here is, [...] ­wing forth his pistol and firing at one of them by chance shot his horse in the head: who presently fel down with his master [...] under him the other séeing this he tooke himselfe to sight, but Hind quickly ouertooke him and made him deliver such money as he had cutting his [...]irts and his bridle made him work enough to catch his horse again Hind now rides to the other Thiefe, who [...] bu [...] in little ease▪ he alights and puls the Horse from his Leg, and then helpes him up and takes away his mony, also saying, Is there but [...] Master Thiefe in England and would you venture to rob him, verily were you not of my owne profession, neither of you should have lived, but seeing you ventured hard for it, thou deservest something, so Hind gave him his Money back againe to buy him another Horse, saying to him Disgrace not your selves with small summs, but ayme high, and for great ones, for the least wil [...] [Page] bring you to the Gallowes, so Hind shaking the poore Theefe by the hand, left him to his Parte­ner to catch his Horse, and bid him farewell.

Chap. VIII. How Hind was inchanted by an old Hag for the space of three yeares.

AFter Hind had rob'd the two Théeves of their Mony, it was his chance to ride to Hatfield, where lying at the George Inne, being then the Post-house, he very merrily spent the evening with some Gentlemen that were there, in the morning early Hind calls for his Horse to be gone, takes his leave of those Gentlemen that were stirring, and as he rode along Hatfield an old ill-favoured woman asked almes of him, his Horse presently staid and would goe no fur­ther, Sir said the old woman, I have something to say to you and then you shall be gone, Hind not liking her countenance, puld out five shil­lings and gave her, thinking she would but like a Gypsie tell his fortune, saying good woman, I am in hast, Sir said she, I have staid all this mor­ning to speake with you, and would you have me loose my labour? speake your mind said Hind, Whereupon the Did woman began thus.

Captaine Hind, you ride and goe in many dangers, wherefore by my poore skill I have thought on a way to preserve you for the space of three yeares, but that time being past, you are no more then an ordinary man, and a mischance may fall on you as well as another, but if you be in England come to me and I will renew the [Page] virtue of this charme againe, in saying these words, she puld out of her bosome a little box almost like a Sun Diall and gave it Captaine Hind, and said to him, when you are in any di­stresse, open this, and which way you see the star t [...]rne, ride, or goe that way, and you shall escape all dangers, so she switched him with a white Rod that was in her hand, and strooke the Horse on the buttocks, and hid him farewell: the Horse presently leaped forward with such courage, that Hind could not turne him to give her thanks, but guessing it was her will it should be so, rode on his way.

Chap. IX. How Hind rob'd a Gentleman in York-shire, and afterwards came to the Inne where he lay, to sup with him, but did not.

A Gentleman coming from York, intending for London, by accident met with Hind, who soon made him deliver what hee had: Hind giues him back twenty shillings to beare his char­ges, till his own credit would better furnish him, to the Gentleman rode on his Iourney to the next Town, where he was well knowne by an Inkéeper there, being alighted from his Horse, he desires the Host to get some-what ready for his supper, so the Gentleman went to his Cham­ber, in the meane time in comes Hind, and asks if there were any Gentlemen that went for Lon­don, the Host answered, there was one Gentle­man alone, and he would be glad of any good [Page] company. So Hind went up to the Gentle­mans Chamber and saluted him. The Gentle­man said, Sir, sit down, and I will tell you how I was robbed to day, and I durst have sworne [...]hat you had béen the man, but that I sée your Haire is short, and his was long: Sir, said Hind, doe you know his Horse, yes very well said the Gentleman. To satisfie you said Hind you shall sée mine: So Hind went downe and fetcht his Horse out of the Stable and asked the Gentleman if that were the Horse: he answered I, I, thats the Horse, then said Hind I cannot sup with you to night, if you know my horse better [...]hen my self, so bids him goodnight.

Chap. X. How Hind rob'd two Gentlemens Servants: caused a Parson to be apprehended for a high way man, and escaped himself.

HIND being informed of a purchase, as he rode espied some Gentlemen drinking at an Ale-House on Horseback, having sent their ser­vants before, Hind passed by them, but riding at [...] good rate, quickly overtooke the Gentlemens servants who rode but easily, Hind by their port­mantles saw there was money in them, bid deli­ver the money or he would be their death, they being not used to fight yéelded unto him, but he séeing their delaies would bréed danger, with his Dagger knife cut open their Port-mantles and took out the money, and tying the Bagges toge­ther, laid them before him and rid full spéed away: one of the servants rode to acquaint their Ma­ster, [Page] who presently pursued Hind, Hind met a Parson and said to him, Sir, I am like to be rob'd, you must stand to it now for your owne good as well as mine, they would have this mo­ney from me which you see, come Sir, be of good cheere, one honest man will scare ten Theeves, you shall have one of my Pistols, So Hind gives the Parson a Pistol ready cockt and char­ged & bids him fire at them that came first, while I sayes he, ride down to the next Village and raise the Country people to be our help: the Parson having taken a cup to much at a wedding, was Pot valiant, and rid up boldly to the Gentlemen and fired his Pistoll at them, but being too far off did no execution, he rid nigher and flung his Pi­stol at one of them, that he had like to have k [...]ockt him off his Horse, the Gentlemen seize on him, and take [...] prisoner, the Parson cryes out spare my life & you shall have all my money, no sirrah said the Gentlemen, we will have you [...]an'gd, what? a A Parson and rob on the High way, they presently hale him to the next Iustice of Peace which was very néere, when they came before the Iustice, they told him that they were robbed of two hundred pounds, and that this Parson was one of the Theeves: the Iustice marvelled that such an apparent testimony should com against the Parson of [...]is Parish.

The Parson by this time was come to himself, and desired the Iustice to give him leave to speake for himselfe, being licenced to speake, he said to the Iustice, Sir, you have known me this 20. years, and no man can say I have wronged [Page] him of a penny, much lesse this which is laid to my charge. Sir, I shall tell you so much as I know of this businesse. As I was riding in my way home, I met a man who had two bags of mo­ney before him, who told me that Theeves pur­sued him, and he desired my help, saying, that I need not feare, for one honest man would beate ten Theeves, so he gave me a Pistol charged, cockt, and primed, and bid me fire at the first that came while he raised the Country men to assist us: so when these Gentlemen came down the Hill, I rode up to them, and fired my Pistol among them, and when I had so do [...], I flung it at this Gentlemans head, thinking they had béen Theeves: Sir, this is all I know of the matter: The Iustice laughed to sée the Parson of his parrish apprehended for a high way man, but he past his word for his appearance the next Assizes, who, when he was brought before the Bench was cleared, but he made a vow never to fire Pistol more.

Chap. XI. How Hind rob'd a Gentleman of thirty pound that was desirous to give twenty pound to see him.

HIND overtook a Gentleman as he rode on the rode, and they fell in discourse, so the Gentleman was saying he would give twenty pounds to sée Hind, but as they were riding, the Gentleman fancied H [...]nds Horse, Sir said the Gentleman, what money shall I give you to change horses with me, forty pound said Hind, I [Page] will give you thirty pound in gold, said the Gentleman, so Hind said, Sir, ride him, so the Gentleman gave him thirty pounds in gold and his Horse, but as they rid a long there was a ditch, Sir, said Hind, leap him over this ditch, I cannot said the Gentleman, Hind desired the Gentleman to alight, so he got on his own horse and leapt over the ditch, and when he was on the other side, he said, Sir, you would give twenty pound to see Hind, and now you have seen him, but the other ten pound was for riding my horse, so now I think you have seen enough of him, and so farewell.

Chap. XII. How neatly Hind rob'd a Parson of forty pounds in gold which he had hid in the Collar of his Dublet.

A Parson riding from Coventry towards London, by petty Théeves was robbed of his Silver, but having forty pound in gold a­bout him resolved to goe on his Iourney, and as he rode, Hind overtook him, and asked the Parson which way he travelled, the Parson told him that he intended for London, but sayes he, I was almost prevented, for to day I was rob­bed of five pounds in silver, and the Knaves left me but five shillings: Sir, said Hind I was rob­bed of a little silver to day also, for a man were as good let them have it quietly as indanger ones life to resist, but I was cunning enough to hide my gold in my boots beforehand: nay, I believe said ye Parson that mine is as safe, for I have quilted it [Page] in the Collar of my Dublet; Hind was not a little glad when he heard where his gold lay, but being neere their Inne, they supt together, and went to bed, in the morning the Parson called Hind up and told him he would be glad of his company: after breakfast they rid together, Hind asked the Parson if he could guesse what trade he was off, no said the Parson, then said Hind I am a Cutter, for I must cut the Collar of your Dublet off before I shall come to your money, having so done, he left the Parson forty pounds lighter then he found him.

Chap. XIII. How Hind served two Bayliffes and a Vsurer.

HInd riding through a little Town in War­wickshire, saw a tumult in the Stréet, so he rid up to them to know the occasion, one told him that an honest Innekeeper was arrested for 20. pounds, and that the man was undone if he had not some reliefe speedily: Hind goes to the man and asked him if he he would give him any security if he should pay the money for him, the poore man being overioyed at this unlookt for [...]ewes, told him he would make over all he had for the security: so Hind had the Usurer and the Bayliffs into the House, desired the Bond, paid the Usurer all he demanded, giving the Bay­liffs their fees, and cancelled the Bond: Hind sent for one to make over the Inkeepers goods to himselfe, which being done they departed: Hind being not unmindfull to enquire which way the [Page] Usurer was to goe, went after him and over­took him in a convenient place: Friend sayes he, I lent you twenty pounds even now, but I must needs have it againe, the Usurer said, you paid me so much money on a bond: Sir, sayes Hind, it is no time to dispute it now: so Hind took from the old Usurer his twenty pound and twenty more which he had got by Usury, and rode back to the Inne, gave the Hast his writing againe, and five pounds in money, telling him, that he had good luck by lending to honest men: the U­surer came after to the Inkéeper thinking to get some money of him, but the Inkéeper did beat him almost to death, saying, you Rogue, I am ingaged in all that I have for the payment of the money, and if you be rob'd, must I pay you againe, I will, I will, so this was all the Usurer could get.

Chap. XIIII. How Hind fought with a Gentleman, and after gave him his money againe.

HIND prancing the Roade in Yorkshire, by chance overtook a Gentleman and his ser­vant, which Gentleman was riding to London to pay his composition. This gentleman had sent most part of his money to London by Bills of Exchange, yet his man was forced to carry one hundred pounds behind him in a Port­mantle, Hind riding by, asked the Gentleman many odde questions, and among the rest he said, Sir, I am a Gent [...]eman, and since I came from my house I have been an ill husband, now I [Page] am in want and would desire you to lend me some money, Sir, said the Gentleman, you are but a stranger to me, and I have no reason to part with money to any upon so little acquaintance, but rather then you shall be disgras'd, I shall lend you twenty shillings, Sir, said Hind, I thanke you for your love, but I care not for such small summes when there is greater in the place, point­ing to the Portmantle. The Gentleman quick­ly understood his meaning, and said, Sir, you must fight for it if you have it, with all my heart said Hind, and you shall not fight for nothing, for I will stake my Horse to one hundred pounds, and thus it shall be, whosoever drawes the first bloud shall have all, and if you win my horse, you shall give me your mans to ride on, and if you lose your money, I will give you ten pound out of it toward your charges, to this the Gentle­man agrées, they ride out of the way about a flight shot, where Hind ties his Horse to a hedge, and the Gentleman gives his Horse to his man to hold, now they draw, and at the first passe, Hind ran the Gentleman into the sword ar [...]e, the wound was but slight, yet being their in­gagement was such the Gentlemans man yéeld­ed Hind the victory, Hind receives the hundred pound of the Gentleman, and according to agrée­ment returnes him ten pound back, so they mount their Horses: Hind being of a noble spi­rit, said, Sir, we must not part thus, I will give you a good dinner first: the Gentleman thankt him, and rode with him, and as they were riding, Hind asked the Gentleman wh [...]her he was [Page] travelling, the Gentleman said to London, I am going to pay my Composition, I wish I had no occasion there? Alas poore Gentleman said Hind, you have sorrow enough, and it hath been my ill fortune to augment it: so giving the Gentlemans man all the money againe: now Sir, sayes he, aske any thing that lyes in my power, and you shall command it; Sir, said the Gentleman, I shall desire nothing more then your friendship, which I shall vallue above any earthly thing; I am beholding to you for your care of me, for if I had lost this hundred pounds, I had been undone; being nigh the place, it broke off their discourse: Hind bespeakes the best provision that can begot, and then sends for a Chirurgion to dresse the Gentleman, which be­ing done, they fell to the victuals, and made them selves merry with many other Iests, when they had reposed themselves a while, Hind paid the reckoning privately, and came into the Gentle­man, and said, Sir, you are the first man that ever I hurt on the rode, and I am hartily glad there was no more harme, so giving the Gentle­man a word to passe all high-way men, called for his Horse, and so bid him farewell.

Chap. XV. How Hind rob'd a Captaine upon Chaulk Hill in Buckingham-shire.

AFter a day or two Hind rode into Bucking­ham-shire, where he was acquainted with many Gentlemen, and passing away the time till his opportunity served, it was his chance to [Page] ride towards Chalk-hill, Hind espied a little be­fore him, a Gentleman and his servant who were alighted to walk down the Hill, the Cap­taine gives his Horse to his man, and bids him stay at the Stile till he came down, the Captain having occasion to untrusse a point, staid under a little hedge, Hind watching his opportunity rid softly till he came néere the Captaine, and sée­ing him in good cloathes, rid hastily up to him and bid him deliver: the Captaine was amazed at this present occasion of Hind, who all this while held a Pistol at his breast, and bids him dispatch; for it is not my custome, said he, to stand maunding, but I demand, and looke you make no longer stay; The Captaine desired him to forbeare till he was trust up, Hind giving him so much leave, said, your money Sir: the Captaine séeing it, could not be helpt by delayes, delivers him thirty pieces of gold, Hind said, Sir, I take this in part, I shall not be too mercenary upon you at this time: and so he rode downe the hill where the Captaines man staid with his Ma­sters Horse, Hind said, Sirrah, is that your Ma­ster on the Hill, he answers him, yes Sir, then said Hind, I seldome take any thing from the Master, but I give the servant [...]ome­thing, so giving him ten shillings, here is some­what for thee, saies he, to drink my health, I prethee tell thy Master my name is Hind.

Chap. XVI. How Hind rob'd a Gentleman of fifty pounds.

HIND travelling up and down the Country, met wit a lusty yong fellow whom he had for­merly known, and asking him many questions, among the rest, said, Iack, if thou wilt live with me thou shalt have money at command, or any thing thou wantest; Iack knowing partly his Trade, gave consent, Hind presently bought a good Horse for his man, and furnished him with Cloathes, a Sword, and small Pistols being well fixed, away they travelled towards Not­tingham, and as they rode, they chanced to come into an Inne where a Gentleman and his man were newly come before them, Hind ri [...]es by the Stable-doore where the Hostler was taking off the other Gentlemans Port mantle, the Hostler said, it is but a little Port-mantle but it is very heavie: Hind well eying it, said to his man, Iack, enquire cunningly which way this Gentleman travels to morrow, so Hind went in, and when supper was ready, they went to supper together, after the Gentleman had supped, the servants fell too, and Hinds man gives the other gentlemans servant a pint of Sack, and after supper Iack gives him some Spanish Tobacco, and now they begin to be great acquaintance, so they goe together into the Stable to see their Horses drest, Iack askes the Gentlemans ser­vant which way they rode in the morning, he told him towards London, my Master saies Iack rides [Page] that way too I think, now Iack hath as much as he desired, went to sée what his Master wanted, Hind bids his man get his slippers ready, and pull off his boots, which being done, he takes his leave of the Gentleman and goes to bed: when he came into his chamber, he asked his man which way they went, Iack tells him: In the morning Hind rides first, the Gentleman s [...]aies behind to eat his breakfast: after he had done, he rode on his iourney, and riding by a Wood where Hind and his man lay in Ambush for him, Hind rides out to the Gentleman and with his Cane slaps him over the pate saying, have I nothing to doe but to wait on you▪ Sir: Iack takes off the Port-mantle saying, tis heavie Master: Sir, said Hind to the Gentleman, you are ill belovd in the Countrey you cannot get gold for your Silver: Iack rides back to the Gentlemans ser­vant and strikes him over the pa [...]e, saying, you Rogue, must I spoile my horse to carry your Port mantle, must I, must I you Rogue you: so Hind and his man rid away (leaving the Gentleman and his servant looking one upon a­nother almost amazed at this suddaine accident) sparing no Horse-fle [...]h till they were far enough from the Gentleman, for they rid all the by­wayes that it had been hard for any one to fol­low them, and being at a place where they knew themselves safe, they looked in the Port-mantle where they found one hundred and fifty pounds, this they put up as a good mornings work.

Chap. XVII. How Hind served a Committee Man who dis­guised himself for feare of robbing.

A Committee Man having occas [...]on to tra­vell towards London for to buy many com­modities, hearing that there was robbing in that Roade, fitted himself with an old gray Coat out at the elbowes, and an old Mare, with boots instead of stirrups hung at a Saddle that was not worth thrée pence, and a Bridle of the same price: now [...]ides he merrily thinking no High-way-man would set on him, but money i [...] got will be ill spent, for he chanced to meet with Hind who asked what he was, he answered that he was an Old man, going to get reliefe among his friends: Hind gave him a piece of gold and bid him drink his health and be merry at his Inne,: the old Miser thinking to please Hind, coined two or thrée great Oathes presently, and said, he would be drunk with drinking his health: Hind parted from him, and the old Man went to his Inne and set up his Mare, then cal­led for half a pint a sack, and after the first glasse was downe, he began to say that he escaped the greatest danger that ever he was in, for said he, I met with Hind, and instead of robbing me, he gave me a piece of gold and bid me drink his health, but Ile see him hang'd before Ile spend one penny for his sake, hang him Rogue he robs all honest men, onely Cavileeres he lets them go, I'll put his gold among my own: I would have given t [...]n pound to have been rid of him when [Page] first I met with him: so after a short supper went to bed, Hind came to the Inne, using to lye there as a Traveller not knowne, the Host was tel­ling him in what feare an old Committee-Man was to day, saying he had met with Hind, who gave him money to drink his health, but he said he would sée him hang'd first, and call'd him Rogue a thousand times: Hind went to bed, and let the old Man travell first in the morning, and about an houre after Hind rides after him, when he had overtaken him, he asked the Old man if he drunk his health, I said he, I was ne­ver so drunk in my life as I was the last night, for I drank the Kings health, the Queens, the Princes, and your health ten times over: Hind said unto him, Friend I have found you in many lyes, and now I will make you call me Rogue for something: so Hind made him untye his greasie Snap-sake where he found fiftie pound in Gold and his owne piece besides: now the Committee-man to cheere up himselfe, resolved to borrow so much money of the State be­fore he went another Iourney: Hind said, the sooner you get it, the better for me if I meet with you again.

Chap XVIII. How Hind rob'd two Lawyers.

TWO Lawyers that had got money enough in their Circuit, were resolved to return to London and now being on their way Hind over­takes them, and askes them which way they were travelling, they told him to London, I goe thi­ther [Page] too said Hind, and we three may mak a fine company, for we may travell as cheape a [...] two: As they were riding, the two Lawyers disputed much o [...] points of the Law: Hind being almost dulled with their discourse, said, Gentlemen what point of the Law will you give for this? suppose I take both your monies from you, and give each of you a small Ring in liew of it? One of the Lawyers said, it doth weaken the Law much, but because we are two and you but one, we may hang you: said Hind, introth I will try the title: so having a Pistoll ready made them de­liver their money, and gave each of them a ring, and bid them indite him if they would: they said, to much purpose, and you'l never come: God be with you said he, and so left them.

Chap. XIX. How Hind rob'd a Gentleman in Hide-Park.

HInd being well horsed, went one evening into Hide-Parke to sée some sport, and ride­ing up and downe the Parke by the Coaches, spies a bagge of money by a Gentleman, to whom Hind use some discourse about the Race that was to runne, but the Race beginning, the Gentleman caused his Coach to stand still, that he might iudge which Horse ran best, Hinds head being not idle, rode to the Coach, took the bagge in his hand and rode away: the Gentleman pre­sently missiig his money, cries out, stay him, stay him, I am robbed: many rode after him, especially the Captaine whom he rob'd at Chalke hill, who pursued him hard: Hind rideing by [Page] St. Iames's, said to the souldiers, I have wonne [...]he wager: but holding his Bagge fast, his Cloake fell off, which he left for them that came [...]ext: he rid [...]ng the way by So-ho, left them: [...]ut when he came to his companions he said, [...]e never earned a hundred pound so deare in [...]is life.

Chap. XX. How Hind sold his horse to a Citizen of London.

HIND taking occasion to ride to Barnet, took up his Inne there, where meeting wi [...]h some Gentlemen, they were very merry [...]ogether, and after Supper Hind went to feed [...]is Horse and see him drest, and some of the com­ [...]any went with him, amongst ye rest a Citizen; [...]ho when they came into the Stable, looking up­ [...]n all the Horses, wisht he hed a better th [...]n his [...]wne, his being the worst: and switching the Horses, at last switcht Hinds, which leaping [...]ith such courage as made the young Citizen [...]reatly to affect him, and asked the Ho [...]er [...]hose Horse it was: It is mine answered Hind, will you sell him said the Citizen: Money will [...]uy him said Hind: Sir said the Citizen, I have [...] good Gelding here but that he is out of flesh: [...]hat shall I give you and my Gelding for your [...]orse? Hind said, sir you shall give me five and [...]wenty pound and your Gelding: the Citizen [...]ld him it was too much: yet said hee, I will [...] you twenty pound in Gold, and my horse [Page] which is worth eight pound, for your Ho [...]se. Now he strikes him earnest with a piece of Gold? Hind loving that kind of money yéeld­ed it a bargaine: the Citizen had the best bar­gaine if he could have kept the Horse, though he bought him by Candle-light; The Citizen payes Hind the rest of the Gold, and gives him a Pottle of sack for good luck: after much mirth they goe to bed: In the morning, Hind out of courtesie, would haue the Citizen on his way, but as they rode, Hind found fault that he rayned his Horse to hard, saying, he is ten­der mouthed, and you will put him quite out of his pace; But they now riding in Enfield Chase, Hind desired the Citizen to let him ride the Horse, and he would shew him how to pace him right, the Citizen easily beleeving what Hind said, alighted, and mounted the Horse that Hind rid, Hind finding him well setled on his owne Horse, paced him a little way: sir said Hind, you shall see his true pace the next time you see me: so he rode full speed till hee was out of his sight: the Citizen began to wonder at this suddaine change, yet still thought that Hind was but in iest: but when he found it in earnest, wished he had never seen Hind nor his Horse: but wishing was but in vaine, for Hind was sooner out of the Citizens sight then out of his minde: for his minde was sometimes of his Gold, and sometimes of his Horse, not knowing which was the greatest losse to him; Being in this studie, he was re­collected to his senses by some of his company, [Page] who asked him the reason of his melancholly, to whom when he had related his bad fortune, thought to have had some co [...]fort of them, but it proved otherwise, for instead of comforting him, they [...]est a laughing and [...]earing him; The Citizen said, Gentlemen, forbeare, for this is worse then the losse of all, to be laughed at.

Chap. XXI. How Hind rob'd a Tarnner.

HInd riding betwéene Glocester and Teuks­bury, over-tooke a Country Farmer, who had mony about him, to whom Hind had some discourse, and as they were riding, Hind shewed him one of the States twenty shilling péeces, asking him how he liked it, the Country Farmer replyed, it is a very faire piece, [...] would I had one to carry home with me; if you please Sir, I will give you one and twenty for it, Sir, said Hind, being you are desirous of it you shall have it: The Country-man pulled out his long Purse, and told out one and twenty shillings, and gave Hind, so Hind gave him the péece of Gold, saying, do not put it among your Silver, for it will wast the Gold, well said the Country-man, I will put it in my little pocket then in a pa­per to keepe it: Hind sée [...]ng his Purse, longed like a woman with child till he had it, and said to the Farmer, Sir, I want a little Silver to buy a commodity that I have use for, nay said the Country man, you shall have your Gold again; the old saying is true, one may buy Gold too deare, Hind said, Tell me not of old Stories, but [Page] give me your Money, for I will have it by faire meanes or soule, nay said the Country man, I will not fight, but if you take away my Money by force, Ile go to Law with you if there be any Law in England, Hind told him, that he ca­red more for the Lawyers then the Law it selfe, and would be glad to meet them any where, your mony, your mony, said Hind I do not use to be so long for so little money; The Farmer puls his Purse out, as if all the wealth of Presto Iohn or of the Indies had laine in it: but Hind receiving the Purse, made light of it, saying, this is an ill dayes worke, but I will make it bet­ter before night: If God send you good luck said the Farmer, I hope you will give me my money againe: yes, yes said Hind and many thanks: then I suppose said the Farmer, you are no common Thiefe, but one that will pay what you borrow; Hind asked him where he lived that he might come and pay him: the Farmer told him, and so Hind parted from him; The Farmer went home, thinking Hind would come and pay him his money againe, shewing all his Neighbours his new gold, and told one of them how he was served, his Neighbour said, you may hang him if you will when he comes to pay you, No, no said the Farmer I will not hang him, because he let me have his Gold so wil­lingly.

Chap. XXII. How Hind Couzoned a Horse-Courser.

HInd being at a Gentlemans house, were he was well entertained, after Dinner he would shew them some sport with his Horse, the young Gentlemen being desirous to see it, got their Horses sadled and rid with him, he leaped many places, and shewed them many fine tricks, but by chance leaping over a gate which was ve­ry high, the Horse strained his back insomuch that Hind durst not ride him upon any despe­rate designe [...] so taking his leave of the Gentle­men, he rode to Sturbridge Faire where he saw a gallant Horse which was to be sold, Hind de­mands the price the Horse-courser [...] was to sell him said, fourescore pound is his price, Hind said, [...]ide him along: the man rode him well, but Hind had a mind to use him better, and said to the Horse courser, prethee put my saddle on the Horse that I may try him, he did so and held Hind's Horse which to sight was as good as the other: Hind rid the Horse a little way and trotted him back, and asked the Horse cour­ser whether he had a good gallop, yes sir said he, gallop him and try: Hind gallopt him so farre that he returned no more, leaving his Horse with the Horse-courser which ones was better, but now may lye on his hands. Hind being well horsed rode till he came to a place where some of his Companions staid for him, who were ex­treame [Page] glad to see him so well mounted, ask­ing him how he came by that brave Horse, and what he gave for him, he answers them thus: Gentlemen, how long shall I tutor you, will you never understand this, to deceive the dece [...]ver is no deceit, had him of an Horse-courser at an easy rate, whereat they fell a laughing at the con­ceit, and so mounting their Horses away they ride together.

Chap. XXIII. How some of Hind's Companions rob'd a Gentleman, and how Hind met him and afterward and repaid it.

HIND and his gang riding merrily along met accidentally with one of Hind's friends, who was very glad to see Hind, and to have some private discourse with him: Hind desi­red his Companions to ride before, and he would overtake them: Hind and his friend went to a house hard by that place, where they might dis­close their minds to each other, the whilst his mad gang rid on their Iourney, where in the way they met a young Gentleman, these Lads bid him stand, and made him deliver such money as he had, leaving very little to beare his char­ges, and rode from him: the Gentleman kept on his way, and as he rode met with Hind who bid him stand and deliver: the Gentleman said, it was the last thing I did, for foure Gentlemen in such habits met me and took all my money from me, Hind knowing they were his Companions, said did they leave thee any money, very little said [Page] the Gentleman: Sir said Hind I see you looke melancholly on the matter, deale ingeniously with me, and tell me how much they had from you: In troth sir said the Gentleman, it were a folly for me to belye my owne purse, they had about twelve pounds from me: Hind puls out five peeces of gold and gives it the Gentleman, saying, sir here is this in part, and when I meete you next I will give you the rest: the Gentleman giving him many thanks would have parted from him: Hind said I have one thing more to say to you, here are many Wags abroad and they will have this Money from you, therefore if you meet any, tell them the Fidler is payd and they will let you passe, so Hind bid him farewell: the Gentleman had not rid farre but hee met with some Blades who bid him stand, Gentlemen said he the Fidler is payd, they being satisfied with this answer, asked him which way the Fidler went, he giving them the best direction he could, parted from them: Hind afterwards met this Gentleman in London and payd him the rest of his money, and gave him a Dinner.

Chap. XXIIII. How Hind borrowed money of a poore man and payd it him double at a time and place appointed.

HInd having bin very ioviall among some roaring Blades of his acquaintance, and spent all his money, betimes in the morning he waites an oppertunity to furnish himselfe a­againe, [Page] as people were going to a Faire, and meeting first with a poore man going to bye a Cow at the Faire: Hind bids him stand and deliver such money as he had: the poore man did pull out of his pocket a Hankerchiefe wherein was foure [...]ound, and w [...]ing to Hind, told him it was all that he had in the world, and that he was undone if he took it away: Hind told him he should not lose one penny by him, but that he would double his money, and appointed to meet him at a Uillage néere to the place where the poore man dwelt: so Hind did take but three pound from the [...] man, and went his way: The Poore man went to the Faire among his Neighbours, who asked him the occasion of his melancholly: he answered that the marke [...] was dead, therefore hee would stay while the next Faire: so▪ he went home, making no body ac­quainted with what had happened unto him▪ But when the day came that hee should meet Hind [...] who had altered his name to the poore man, he went and enquired for such a Gentle­man at the place appointed, who was directed by the man of the House to his Chamber: Hind presently entertained him well and gave him sir pound to buy him two Gow [...] so the poore man thankt him, and told him that if he had never payd him he would never have disclosed: Hind séeing him simply honest and truly honest, gave him twenty shillings more and bid him pray for Iames Hind, and so sent him away.

Chap. XXV. How Hind put a trick upon a Dutch Moun­tebank in Holland.

HInd having committed many Robberies was constrained to leave England, and to goe for Holland: Now being in a strange Coun­try and not having that command to rob on the High-way as he had in England, fell into want of money: so hearing of a rich Mountebanke that went about quacking of it, how he never went without store of money his name was Henry Van-Veldes, he was somewhat fortu­nate in Cures, therefore by every one desired: this Mountebank going so [...] his sick Pati­ents in devers parts of the City, having recei­ved divers sums of money for his particular Cures, was Watched by Hind, and as he passed through a by-stréet, he runs to him as in greate has [...]and and salutes him in a kind manner thus, Sir I have heard much of your renowne in Cures of dangerous consequence, and since it is my hap­pinesse to meete with you, I live not farre from this place, if you please to goe along with me to my house, I have a wife much troubled with a flux in her belly for these fourteen dayes, and you by your experience may doe her much good, if you please to give her a visit, I humbly request you to goe along with me, and what content you desire I shall willingly satisfie. This Bell sound­ed well in his Eares: Well, he goes with Hind to his Lodging, and in the way hee gives Hind [Page] comfortable answers, saying, God forbid I should neglect that little skill I have, [...]o do your wife any good I can: Upon these Complements Hind leades [...]im from one street to another, till at last he got him within his lodging, which was so contriued, that it was some distance from o­ther houses, having lockt the doore upon him, he takes in one hand a Pistoll, in the other a great empty Purse, and furiously looking upon the Mountebank, he said, Sir, here is my wife, (mea­ning the empty Purse) she hath bin a long time troubled with a Flux in her belly, and you are the only man that can remedy and find out a meanes to cure this disease, else I my selfe by the helpe of this Pistol am resolv'd to remedy it. This moun­tebank séeing himselfe thus cunningly and sud­denly surprised, began suddenly to cry out, but was presently silenc'd by the sight of the Pistoll, and faine for feare to let goe his own purse, to cure Hinds which had the Flux▪ but according to his wonted charity, séeing the man in this trembling condition, he restored him some part of his money againe, promised to convey him to his lodging, and did, with his Pistol cockt, for feare of an Out-cry, and in the mid-way left him to find out his chamber himselfe.

Chap. XXVI. How Hind cozened a merchant in holland of 300 Crownes, by giving a counterfeit Chain for a pledge.

AFter this Hind puts himselfe into the habit of a Gallant, the better to set a glasse upon his knavery, he hath his man to wait upon him, and by his gallant ga [...]be insinuates into a rich Merchants acquaintance, makes the world be­léeve he hath brought the wealth of the Indies with him, he pretends he hath great wealth, and happy were he that could be acquainted with him, for it is the nature of the Dutchmen to strike Sayle for their own profit, and to offer any kindnesse where they perceive they may be any way a gayner. Amongst the rest, a Merchant of no meane quality, perceiving his deport­ment, invites him to his house, which he with lit­tle intreaty accepts, the Merchant entertaines him with a great deale of civility; Hind pre­tends to send his man to his two Chests which were aboard of a Ship in the Key for some mo­ney, which made the Merchant say, Sir, I much wonder you being a stranger durst trust your wealth in such a place, if you please Sir my house shall be at your service; Hind takes an occasi­on upon discourse to pull out of a Box a Chaine of pure Gold before the Merchant, which he much admiring, said Sir, you need not want money so long as you have this to engage; Hind replyed, I should be loath to engage it, but upon necessity which I am now driven to, for although I have [Page] money, yet I cannot command it, because I must pay it presently upon a Bill of Exchange, Sir re­plyed the Merchant, I shall befriend you so far as to lend you so much money as you have occa­sion for, which proffer Hind modestly denyed, yet with a kind of willing unwillingnesse, he accepted his courtesie, and presently called for his man to take the Chaine and sée what the Gold-smith would value it at, and to bring a Test under his hand; the Merchant as [...] unwilling to receive his Chaine as apledge, re­plyed, good Sir doe not trouble your selfe so, I dare take your word for more then this Sum, yet his fingers itcht to be fingering of this pawne, Hind the more puts it upon him séeing his un­willingnesse to receive it, well Sir saith the Mer­chant, seeing it is your pleasure, my man shall goe with your Servant to see the value of it at the Gold-smiths, Hind delivers his owne man the Chaine, and together they go, and to bring a Test under the Gold-smiths hand, who finds it right and rich: Now Hind had playd his Game so, that he had provided his man with another Chaine of Brasse, gilded, of the same weight to a graine, that you could not know one from the other, and comming home delivers the brasse Chaine and Ticket to Hind, Hind delivers them to the Merchant, he looks upon it, finds it to his thinking the same, sées nothing to the contrary, so Hind receiues 300 Crowns upon it, and when they had dined and talked, Hind and his man tooke their leaves for the present, as preten­ding to goe about businesse, but he never retur­ned [Page] to redéeme his Chaine, but left the Merchant to repent him of his deare bought purchase.

Chap. XXVII. How Hind-cheated a Dutch-man of two hun­dred pounds.

HInd being among Merchants, desired them to give him a Bill of Exchange for two hun­dred pounds, one of the Merchants appointed him to come to a Taverne where he would re­ceive the Money, and give him a Letter of ad­vice, and a Bill of Exchange, so Hind paid the Merchant two hundred pound, and the Merchant gav [...] him a Bill of Exchange, and a Letter of advice to a Merchant in London to pay the Mo­ney upon sight, so Hind pli [...]ed Hauss [...] with wine till he made him take a nap, and then he tooke his money from him, and left him to pay the recko­ning and shipt himselfe that night for England, where he received two hundred pounds upon sight of his Bill: Thus you sée Hind having no priviledge to rob in Holland, yet found some trick to cheat the Dutch-man.

Chap. XXVIII. Hinds voyage into Ireland, and how he rob'd Castle-haven of fi [...]teene hundred pounds.

HInd being desirous to sée Ireland when Or­mond and Inch [...]quin were there, went over, where he did many robberies, but chiefly this is specified of him, Ormond, Inch [...]quin, Castle-ha­ven, [...]lanricka [...]d, and other great persons of their party were all at play at Dice for great [...] [Page] of mony; it was Ormonds and Inchiquins for­tune to lose 1500 li. to Castle-haven, who being gréedy of mony, thought it not safe till he had sent it to a Castle 4 miles off from the place where he won it; Hind being by when the mony was won, got some Lads together, and waited the comming of the mony, which was carried on horse-back in bags, Hind met with Castle-havens servants & tooke their charge from them; so Hind & his companions carried the mony to Ormond, who gave him 500 li. to share among his compa­nions, but Ormond could not forbeare, but told Castle-haven that he knew who rob'd him; Ca­stle-haven being very desirous to know, Ormond told him he would shew him the men, if he would engage upon his reputation not to prosecute them; having made their engagement to each o­ther, Ormond sent for Hind & his gang to come to him, who presently came and presented them­selvs before Ormond, who called them severally, and gave them 20 shillings a péece privately, but to Hind he gave 5 li. so they departed; when they were gone, Ormond said to Castle-haven, Sir, how like you these men, they were they that had your mony, said Castle-haven these were stout men, and by their looks my mony will not last long with them; Ormond said, Sir, they have left you 500 li. in my hand, so he paid him the mony and got 500 li. himselfe, and all parties were well pleased.

Chap. XXIX. How Hind went into Scotland to the Scotch King at Sterling, and how he was appre­hended in London.

HInd being ever wary of staying long in a place, shipt himself for Scotland, when he was landed he went and presented his service to the King at Sterling, the King being informed who it was had some discourse with him, & commended him to the Duke of Buckingham, then present, to ride in his Troop because his Life-guard was ful, he came into England with the same Troop, was in the engagement at Warrington, came to the fight at Worcester, & staid till the King was fled; Hind being in the City, saw the gates ful of fly­ing persons he leapt over the wal on foot by him­self only, travelled the Country, & lay thrée daies under bushes & hedges because of the Souldery, afterwards he came to sir Iohn Packingtons woods where he lay five daies, and from thence he came on foot to London, & lodged 5 wéeks very se­curely, but upon the 9 of Novemb. 1651. a dis­covery was made of [...]ap. Hinds frequenting one Denzy's a Barber over against St. Dunstons Church in Fleetstreet, who went in the name of Brown ▪ this information was communicated to certain Gentlemen belonging to the right hono­rable Mr. Speaker, who with great care so ordered the businesse that there was no suspition at all, to his chamber doore they came, fore [...]t it open, & im­mediatly with their pistols cockt seiz'd upon his person, & carried him to M. Speakers house in Chancery-lane, & so secured him for that night.

[Page]The next day being monday, by order from the right honourable the Councell of State, the said Cap. Hind was brought to White-hal, who was examined before a Committee, and divers questi­ons put to him concerning his late engagement with Charles Stuart, and whither he accompanied the Scotch King for the furtherance of his escape? to which he answered, That he never saw the King since the fight at VVorcester, neither knew he of his getting [...]e field, but was glad to hear he had made so happy an escape: after some time was spent about his examination, 'twas ordered he should be sent prisoner to the Gate- [...]ouse till the next day. So the next day by speciall order from the Councell of State, he was brought from thence in a coach with iron bolts on his legs; Cap. Compton & two other▪ Messengers belonging to the State guarding him, and about two of the clock in the afternoone, he was put into Newgate, where he lay till the next Sessions.

Chap. XXX. The tryall of Cap. Iames Hind, in the Old-Baily, with his Examination and Confession.

ON Friday the 12 of Decemb. 1651, about 2 of the clock in the afternoon, Cap. Hind was brought to the bar, at the Sessions house in the Old-Baily, attended by 4 kéepers: the Recorder asked him what Country-man he was▪ and where he was borne? he replyed, at the merry Town of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, then it was demanded of him whither he accompanied the Scotch King into England, & whither he was at the fight at VVorster, he answered, that he came [Page] into England with his Majesty the King, & that [...]e was not only at the fight at VVorcester, but at VVarrington also, wishing it had bin his happy [...]o [...] there to have [...] his days. Then other questions were asked him concerning his mad [...]ranks, he answered▪ that what he confessed be­fore the State, the like he acknowledged to that Honourable Court, protesting his innocency in any matter of fact or crime since the yeare 1649. within any of the Parliaments Dominions; he [...]tands indited upon high treason by the Councel of State, so he was ordered to be remanded back [...]o the place he was brought from. The time he was at the Bar he deported himself with undaun­ted courage, but before his departure this is ob­ [...]ervable; passing from the Barre, he moved his head on one side, looking as it were over his left shoulder, said, these are filthy Gingling Spurs, [...] meaning his Irons about his legs) but I hope [...]o have them chang'd e're long, which expression caused much laughter. As he passed up the Old-Baily to Newgate divers people resorted to sée him who asked if he had received sentence? Hind hea­ring them, faced to the left, & smiling, said, no, no▪ good people there is no hast to hang true folks.

Chap. XXXI. The Tryall and condemnation of Cap. Hind at Reading, and how he was reprieved and par­don'd by reason of the Act of Oblivion.

ON Monday the first of March, 1652. Cap. Iames Hind was carried in a Coach from New-gate to Reading, where upon the Whednes­day [Page] following he was arraigned before the right Honourable Iude VVarberton, for murder, the manner thus: There was foure of them in com­pany at Knowl, a little Uillage in that Coun­try, where they usually frequented, and having staid there in an Ale-house some time, went all Friends out together, and riding along by the way, Hind and one Poole his Companion, laid a wager who should leape over a Gate, and it séemes Poole leaping, his Horse failed, whereup­on a difference arose betwéen them, Hind de­mands the wager, Poole, would not grant him­selfe a looser, this occasioned some hot speeches to arise, and from words they soone fell to blowes so Hind run him into the back through the brest, and killed him, as the Witnesses did Testifie: after this Evidence was given in against him, he was convicted of Man-slaughter, and found guilty of Man-slaughter, yet was allowed his Clergy, but when he came to his Booke he could not read, but was much dijected, and spake very little for himselfe; so he was condemned, and sentence passed on him to dye; But the next morning the Act of Oblivion being sent downe to my Lord, he was pleased to pardon him for that time, and that offence, so left him a Prisoner in Reading Goale upon the account of high Treason against the State, where he yet remains; but it is not probable that for any thing he hath yet done, he will by an untimely death be brought to his End.


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