STAC 5/A15/14r

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Les reportes del cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 from the original ms. of John Hawarde edited by William Paley Baildon Published 1894 Pages 41-42

In Camera Stellata, Wednesday, May 12, Easter Term, 38 Elizabeth, 1596

The Queens Attorney informed against Robert Fisher for unnatural usage of his father, and for heretical and execrable words (that Christe was no savioure & the gospell a fable), for forging an order in the Chancery to gain possession and rent to himself, and interposing defendants for plaintiffs, and [forging] the Registers hand to this, & for wearing of dagges, & comminge to Sergeante Healle & Mr. Crewe (being of counsell againste him) with dagges charged. For the forginge of the order he was sentenced per totam curiam, imprisonmente, till he [Page 42] find good sureties for his good behaviour, and to stande upon the pillorye with a paper, his eares not nailled; & for wearing of dagges, a fine of xx"; For wearing of them in terrorem populi dominae Reginae is punished by the lawes, excepte it be the Quenes ministers. For the insolence to his father he was pardoned, otherwise it is punishable here; but for his blasphemous heresy (since this Court has no jurisdiction in this matter), it was referred to the Archbishop to punish severely. And although there was not much testimony, yet by his outrage and impudence he was condemned. And, as the Lord Treasurer said, He who is once evil in the highest degree is always presumed to be evil, and [this mans] previous acts and subsequent life declare his impiety. [Qui semel est malus in summo gradu semper presumitur esse malus, et ante acta et subsequens vita declare son impiousenes.]

Also

STAC 5/A15/14 - Case Book BL Harley MS 2143 fo. 60r. For forging an order in Chancery. Attorney Rex, plaintiff; Fisher, defendant: for forging an order in Chancery and counterfeiting the registrar’s hand thereto, alleging it to be made by the Lord Keeper in disallowing of a formal order, and for carrying of daggers and pistols, and threatening to discharge them at the counsel against him, pillory with paper, Fleet during the Queen’s pleasure, a £100 and £40 fine. Easter 38 Elizabeth (kk)

See also STAC Fisher