Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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23 March, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hackney co. Midd., on view of the body of Juliana Lerede late of the said parish spynster, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 12th instant, the said Juliana, being sick and weak in the dwelling-house of her master,' a certain Anthony Trywood of Hackney gentleman, died by Divine Visitation "de quodam morbo vocat' the plague," and in no other way. G. D. R., 7 October, 21 Eliz.
26 April, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq. J.P. and Recorder of the city of London, of Thomas Wattes of St. Johns Strete in Clarkenwell co. Midd. blacksmyth, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For his appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, and in the mean time for his good conduct towards all people. G. D. R, 2 May, 21 Eliz.
1 May, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before William Fletewood esq. J.P. and Recorder of the city of London, of William Curle of Enfield yoman, Henry Campion of London mercer, and Nicholas Spencer of the same city merchant-taylor, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the said William Curie at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to all such things as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 2 May, 21 Eliz.
1 May, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Old Streat co. Midd. on the said day, Josselin Turnor, Thomas Randall, Robert Alison, Robert Pinchebecke and Thomas Saddleton, all of London bruers, with many unknown pesons, assaulted Elizabeth Burton wife of Richard Burton, and beat and maltreated her so that her life was despaired of.—Also, touching the same affair, True Bill that at Old Streat co. Midd. on the same day, Thomas Froste iron-monger, and the aforementioned Robert Alyson, Josselin Turnor, Thomas Randall, Robert Pynchebecke and Thomas Saddeler (sic), all of London bruers, with many unknown disturbers of the peace, violently assaulted Elizabeth Burton, wife of Richard Burton, and Peter Blackwell, servant of the same Richard.—Also, touching the same affair, that on the said 1st day of May the same rioters made violent and unlawful entry on a certain tenement in Old Streat, belonging to the same Richard Burton. G. D. R., 2 May, 21 Eliz.
20 July, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Elyng co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Smythe gentleman and James Darker yoman, both late of Acton, stole a dun ("doun") mare, of the goods and chattels of Mary . . . . of Elyng.—Also, another True Bill against the same gentleman-horsestealer, and James Darker laborer (sic), for stealing on 15 Aug. of the same year a darke yron-greye gelding, and a daple-greye gelding called a "nagge," of the goods and chattels of William Payne esq. at Fulham.— Also, a third True Bill against the same two horse-stealers for stealing, on 17 Sept. of the same year, a gelding "blacke with a balde face and three white feet" worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of William Dodington esq. at Kensington. Both thieves put themselves 'Guilty' and were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
6 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq., Recorder of the city of London, of William Nytingall of London yoman in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas Cranmer of Grystowe co. York esq. and William Fyssher of St. Michael's, Cornhill, London merchant-taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds each: For the said William Nytingall's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing toward the people, and more especially towards William Burdsall of the parish of St. Clement Danes gentleman. G. D. R., . . . . 21 Eliz.
10 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard Randolph esq. J.P., of George Browne of Clementes Inn co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Jaxon of St. Mildred's in Bredstret Ward in London citizen and pewterer, and Philip Wynstone of Langaron co. Heriforde gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the said George Browne's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd. to be held after the feast of next Easter, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to all people. G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
11 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on view of the body of Robert Lenewood of London yoman, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 10th inst. between four and five p.m., the said Robert Lenewood, and a certain Henry Farmor late of Westminster yoman and James Blinckinsopp late of the same city yoman were together at a house called The Quenes Head in the aforesaid parish, when they interchanged contumelious words; Whereupon the three went out of the house into the common street near Charing Crosse, and the same Robert Lenewood drawing his sword advanced on Henry Farmor, who drew out his sword quickly; and that forthwith the two with their swords, between the aforesaid hours, fought with one another in the common way, and in the affray Henry Farmor with his sword gave Robert Lenewood on the left side of his breast a mortal blow, of which the said Robert then and there died instantly: And That James Blinckinsopp with his sword drawn was then and there present, abetting and encouraging the said Henry to commit the said felony, and in this way and no other the said Henry and James killed and slew the said Robert. At his trial Henry Farmer "po se cul ca null, petit librum legit vt clericus et del." G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
25 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smyth esq. J.P., of John Traherne, servant of Sir James A'Croft, and Richard Blower of St. Sepulchre's parish merchaunt-taylor, in the sum of ten pounds each, and John Middleton of Westminster taylor in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Middleton at the next General Session of the Peace. G. D. R., . . . . 21 Eliz.
3 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westminster on view of the body of Richard Gitteys (sic) late of the said city, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 31 August last past, between seven and eight p.m., the said Richard Gitteys and a certain John Gryffithe, late of Westminster yoman, were together in Kingestrete in Westminster, when they exchanged contumelious words, upon which they fought one another, at first with hands and fists, and made an affray, in which the aforesaid John Gryffith with a dagger of iron and steel, worth twelve pence, which he had in his right hand, gave the said Richard Gyttoyes on the right part of his head, over the eye, a mortal wound, of which he died on the aforesaid 3rd of September. At his trial John Gryffiths put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
4 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stebunheth co. Midd., on view of the body of Alexander Barnes late of the said parish yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Alexander came to his death by mischance in the Littel Common of the said parish, where on 23 Aug. 21 Eliz. he was present at the archery practice of divers archers, then and there shooting "longis arcubus ad communes notas vocatas lez xii skore pryckes," when between two and three p.m. of the said day, he was struck on the head by an arrow shot by John Savadge late of Stebunheth yoman, and received from the same arrow a wound, of which he died on the 3rd of the instant month. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
8 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard Randolph esq J.P., of William Hodgeson of Waltham Crosse co. Midd. clerk, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Henry Wynborne of Westminster gentleman, and Robert Yoward of St. Clement's parish, in the ward of Langborne in London, citizen and clothworker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said William Hodgeson's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer all matters then and there objected against him. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
17 September, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kensington on the said day, William Newnham late of London gentleman, alias William Claxon late of London gentleman, stole a mare worth five pounds and a gelding worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of William Doddingeton.—Also, a True Bill against the same William Newnham alias Claxon gentleman, for stealing at Fulham a grey gelding, called "a nagge," worth six pounds thirteen shillings and eightpence, of the goods and chattels of William Payne. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
4 December, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, William Horner of London sayler stole three cups of silver, called "white playne silverboles" worth nine pounds, another cup of silver called "a silver bole beinge imbossed and graven" worth fifty shillings, three "playne white salts" worth seven pounds, and "unum poculum argenti vocat' a tanckerd," and twelve silver spoons worth four pounds. Cognouit Indictamentum Sus. G. D. R., 18 Dec, 22 Eliz.