Fleet Prison is in Farringdon Road.
In 1534 Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (52) was imprisoned in the Fleet Prison for having used excessive force in his roile as Justice of the Peace Kent during a property dispute in Shipbourne between the rector and Robert Brenner of Hadlow, a servant of Edward Guildford 1474-1534 (60) who was the father-in-law of John Dudley 1504-1553 (30), the future Duke of Northumberland.
In 1543 Ambassador Philip Hoby 1505-1558 (38) was briefly imprisoned at Fleet Prison on suspicion of having heretical beliefs.
On 24 Mar 1551 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was sent to Fleet Prison for hearing Mass at the chapel of Princess Mary.
Diary of Henry Machyn July 1553. 31 Jul 1553. The xxxj day of July was delevered owt of the Towre the duke of Suffoke (36); and the sam day rod thrugh London my lade Elssabeth (19) to Algatt, and so to the qwens (37) grace her sester, with a M1. hors with a C. velvett cotes.
The sam tyme cam to the Flett the yerle of Ruttland (26) and my lord Russell (68), in hold. The qwen('s) (37) grace mad [sir Thomas] Jarnyngham [Note. Thomas a mistake for Henry] vyce-chamburlayn and captayne of the garde, and ser Edward Hastyngs (32) her grace mad ym the maister of the horsse the sam tym.
Wriothesley's Chronicle Mary I 1st Year 25 Apr 1554. 25 Apr 1554. The 25 of Aprill the jurie that quitt Sir Nicholas Throckmorton appeared before the Lord Chauncellor and the Queens Councell in the Starre Chamber at Westminster and were committed to warde. Thomas Whetstone, haberdasher, which was the foreman of the jurie, and Emanuell Lucare, marchant taylor, were sent to the Tower of London, and all the rest of the jurie were sent to the Fleete.
Diary of Henry Machyn November 1554. After 14 Nov 1554. The (blank) day of November cam to the Fleet [Barlow (56)] sumtyme bysshope of (Bath and Wells), and master Kardmaker parsun of sant Brydes in Fletstret was the.... thay wher gohyng over see lyke marchands.
Diary of Henry Machyn April 1559. After 07 Apr 1559. The (blank) day cam from Franse my lord chamburlayn Haward (38) and my lord bysshope of Elly (53) and master doctur Wotton, and (unfinished) .... ye Tempull, and ix .... dener, and ther dynyd the consell and dyvers notabyll .... and juges, and my lord mayre (50) and the althermen, and the [officers of the] Chansseres [Chancery] and the Flett, and the Kyngesbynshe, and the Marshalsea; [and they] gayff gownes of ij collers, morreys and mustars, and ... ij collers ... hondered; and at v of cloke at after-non [the new] serganttes whent unto sant Thomas of Acurs in a ... gowne and skarlette hodes a-bowt ther nekes, and whyt [hoods on] ther hedes, and no capes [caps]; and after they whent unto Powles with typstayffes and offesers of the Kyngbynche, and odur plasses, and [they were] browth be ij old serganttes, one after a-nodur in skarlett ... of north syd, and ther thay stod tyll thay had brou[th them] unto ix sondre pellers [pillars] of the north syd, and after the ... cam unto the furst, and after to the reseduu; and thay whe[nt back] unto the Tempull on a-lone [one-by-one], and a-for whent the ... and the rulers and the Chansere and of the Kyngbynche [ij and ij to]gether, and after cam a hondered in parte cottes of ...
Diary of Henry Machyn May 1560. 20 May 1560. The xx day of May was send to the Towre master Fecknam (45), docthur Wattsun (45) latt byshope of Lynkolne, and docthur Colle (60) latt dene of Powlles, and docthur Chadsay; and at nyght abowtt viij of the cloke was send to the Flett docthur Score (50), and master Fecknam (45) the last abbot of Westmynster, to Towre.
Diary of Henry Machyn June 1560. 10 Jun 1560. The sam (day) was cared to the Flett docthur Colle (60) latt dene of Powlles.
Diary of Henry Machyn October 1561. 18 Oct 1561. The xviij day of October ther was (a) fray be-twyn my lord Montyguw('s) (32) men and my lord Delaware('s) (35) men, and after the ij lordes wher sent to the Flett, and the men to the Masselsay.
Diary of Henry Machyn October 1561. 22 Oct 1561. The xxij day of October my lord Montyguw (32) and my lord Delaware (35) wher delevered owtt of the Flett home.
After 19 Aug 1565 Thomas Keyes 1523-1571 was imprisoned for having married Mary Grey 1545-1578 without the Queen's permission at Fleet Prison.
In 1580 (possibly 1579) Dean Henry Cole 1500-1580 (80) died at Fleet Prison.
In Mar 1599 John Spencer Lord Mayor -1610 was imprisoned ostensibly for having mis-treated his daughter albeit the accuser was William Compton 1st Earl of Northampton -1630 who was trying to marry the said daughter much to William's disapproval at Fleet Prison.
On 20 Oct 1602 Walter Leveson 1550-1602 (52) died at the Fleet Prison.
In May 1613 Thomas Killigrew Playwright 1612-1683 (1) was caught talking to Thomas Overbury, a prisoner in the Tower of London, and sent to the Fleet Prison for a short time. He was later accused of involvement in Overbury's murder, because he had supplied white powder to his patron, the Earl of Somerset (26), but exonerated.
In 1619 Walter Butler 11th Earl Ormonde 4th Earl Ossory 1559-1633 (60) was imprisoned at Fleet Prison for opposing the King's scheme to bring an end to the feuding between the Fitzgerald and Butler families.39136:39136 Walter Butler 11th Earl Ormonde 4th Earl Ossory 1559-1633 (60) was in prison for eight years.
Around Feb 1621 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622 (41) was imprisoned for attacking Emanuel Scrope 1st Earl of Sunderland 1584-1630 (36) in front of the House of Lords in the presence the future King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (20) at Fleet Prison.
In Jan 1625 King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 (58) signed a warrant for the trial for adultery of the Robert Howard 1584-1653 (41) and Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 (22) in the ecclesiastical Court of High Commission. The trial was likely at the instigation of her brother-in-law George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628 (32). Robert Howard 1584-1653 (41) was imprisoned at the Fleet Prison. She was placed under house arrest.
In 1627 Richard Ogle of Pinchbeck 1553-1627 (74) died in Fleet Prison.
On 21 Jun 1661 William Monson 1st Viscount Monson 1599-1672 (62) surrendered himself to Parliament and was imprisoned at Fleet Prison for being a Regicide. On 01 Jul 1661 he was brought up to the bar of the House of Commons, and, after being made to confess his crime, was degraded from all his honours and titles and deprived of his property. He was also sentenced to be drawn from the Tower through the city of London to Tyburn, and so back again, with a halter about his neck, and to be imprisoned for life.
John Evelyn's Diary 27 June 1690. 27 Jun 1690. I went to visit some friends in the Tower, when asking for Lord Clarendon, they by mistake directed me to the Earl of Torrington (42), who about three days before had been sent for from the fleet, and put into the Tower for cowardice and not fighting the French fleet, which having beaten a squadron of the Hollanders, while Torrington (42) did nothing, did now ride masters of the sea, threatening a descent.
John Evelyn's Diary 06 April 1696. 06 Apr 1696. I visited Mr. Graham in the Fleet.
In 1705 William Reresby 3rd Baronet Reresby 1668-1735 (37) died at Fleet Prison having gambled away the family money and estates. Leonard Reresby 4th Baronet Reresby 1679-1748 (26) succeeded 4th Baronet Reresby of Thribergh in Yorkshire.
In or before 1731 Anne Hamilton 1709-1748 (21) and Mary Edwards 1704-1743 (27) were married in the Chapel of Fleet Prison. She was the richest woman in England at the time having aounrd £60000. Evidence of the marriage was scant; she never used the Hamilton name, although it was reported in the Gentleman's Magazine. She eventually separated from her husband making her children illegitimate. Somewhat curiously his baptism records show his surname as Edwardes.
In 1797 Elizabeth Luttrell "Bad Lady Betty" 1743-1797 (54) was imprisoned in the Fleet Prison for her gambling debts; and gave a hairdresser 50 pounds to marry her, which, according to the then state of the debtors' law, enabled her to procure a release.
In Jul 1831 William Pole Tylney Long Wellesley 4th Earl Mornington 1788-1857 (43) was imprisoned in Fleet Prison for contempt of court.