Copy of Baxter’s arrest warrant

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/19
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises i.17
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      2 folios (ff 308-9), ff 308v and 309r are blank. 287 x 183 mm.

Scope and Content

Copy of the arrest warrant or 'mittimus' from Justice Thomas Ross for the imprisonment of Richard Baxter in the New Prison, Clerkenwell. (issued: Brentford, 11 June 21).


  • For warrant of 9 June see RB/1/43
  • Argent notes: 'A mittimus (literally, we send) is a writ, from a justice of the peace or a competent legal officer, directed to a gaoler, ordering him to receive and detain a person charged with an offence, until the time when he/she shall be delivered by due legal process. Baxter was confined for refusing the Oxford Oath. See Entring Book Glossary.'

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black i.17; Thomas p.14

Custodial History

Other foliation (originally not in the ms) ff 278-279


For Justice Thomas Ross (bap 1620-d 1675) see Corr 757, Rel iii, 36, 48-9, 96 and ODNB.