Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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22 March, 22 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Harris esq. J.P., of John Leeke of St. Martin's in London letherseller, in the sum of ten pounds, and Edward Browne of Roston co. Chester yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edward Browne's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace to be held in Midd., then and there to answer to all things that may be objected against him, he being thus bound for "suspycion of felony." G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
Easter, 22 Elizabeth.—Recognizance of Thomas Mathewe in the sum of ten pounds: Thomas Mathewe de Seint Clementes Danes in com. Midd. recognovit se debere dne Regine xli. qd. deinceps erun projiciet nec evacuabit lez close stooles in communi strat' apud St. Clementes Danes predict' nec in Cimiterio nec in fonte ibidem vt solebat. G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
24 July, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Goldinge lane in a place called Vyne Alley in St. Giles's parish, John Toolye late of London yoman stole divers pieces of linen cloth "called Lankeshyre clothe and huswyves cloathe" worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of Alexander Newton citizen and haberdassher. Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
2 August, 22 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Harrowe-super-montem co. Midd., on view of the body of a certain male infant, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that Elizabeth Edlyn, late of Little Wembley co. Midd. spinster, on 19 July 22 Elizabeth, between twelve and two p.m. brought forth the same living male infant "in quodam cubiculo" in the house of her master, John Page, in Wembley afoaesaid; and that, after the birth of the said infant, Francis Shoosmithe alias Soughesmithe of Wembley brewer, between eight and ten p.m. of the said 19th of July, being in the said "cubiculum" and seeing the said male infant there, carried it away secretly to a certain place, called the Hedegrowe in a certain field called Bogers Croftes at Wembly aforesaid in the parish of Harrowe-super-montem, and made an assault on the infant with both his hands in that place, and put it under the earth and buried it there, and with the earth oppressed and suffocated it then and there, by reason of which it died, and thus with malice aforethought the said Francis slew and murdered the same male infant. On his arraignment for the murder, Francis Shoosmithe put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
5 September, 22 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of Stebunheth co. Midd., on view of the body of John Sherwell late of Stebunheth aforesaid, marrener, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 28 August last past, in the highway called Ratclyffe Walle, the said John Sherwell and a certain John Lawrence of Eastsmithfeild co. Midd. marrener exchanged opprobrious words, and that mindful of this disagreement they went, between four and five a.m. on the following day (29 August) to a certain field called Hemynges Close near the Wyndmill at Stebunheth with the intention of fighting together, John Sherwell having in his right hand a sword and in his left hand a buckler, and John Lawrence having in both his hands a piked staff called "a Danske javelin," and that between the said hours they fought together and made an affray, in which the said John Lawrence with his javelin gave John Sherwell on the head a mortal wound, of which he died on the present 5th day of September; and that in this way John Lawrence slew and murdered John Sherwell. On his arraignment for the murder John Lawrence put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
8 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Hounslow Heath on the said day, Robert Marrier late of London yoman assaulted John Washington, beat him so that his life was despaired of, and robbed him of twenty-one shillings of numbered money. Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
16 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington on the said day, Mary Mauncell late of Islington co. Midd. spinster stole "duo ventralia panni lanei colons nigri vocat' saffegardes ad valenciam viiid. et duas pecias panni linei vocat' Croseclothes ad valenciam iid." of the goods and chattels of Elizabeth Tomplinson. Po se cul de parvo latrocinio ca null et Jurati appreciavere bona et catalla ad vndecem denar. Et del' solvend' feod: = She put herself 'Guilty' of petty larceny, had no chattels; and the Jurors appraised the goods and chattels at eleven pence; and she was delivered on payment of the fee. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
26 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hendon on the said day, Walter Buckmore of London yoman, stole "unum annulum auri ad valenciam ijs., vnum par spinther de argent vocat' taches ad valenciam xvid.," and thirty shillings in numbered money, of the goods and chattels of Agnes Lingham. Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
4 October, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day, John Doviat of Strand co. Midd. "medicus," made by force an unlawful entry into "unum cubiculum ejusdem Roberti Peterson joyner," and disseized him thereof, and still keeps him out "de eodem cubiculo." G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
1 December, 23 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day in the highway of Holborne co. Midd., near "Davides Inne," Richard Conysbye of Buscombe co. Berks, gentleman assaulted, beat and wounded Henry Hawthorne of Hurste co. Wiltes gentleman, and drew blood from the same Henry. G. S. P. R., Easter, 23 Eliz.
30 December, 23 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard Randolph esq. J.P., of Thomas Lewes of the parish of St. Giles-without-Creppilgate carter, in the sum of twenty pounds, and John Wrighte of the said parish carter and John Bothe of the parish of St. Thomas of the Apostle "in warda vintri" London, citizen and clothworker, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the said Thomas Lewes's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, "for that hee with others heere likwise bounde did assalte and beate one Robert Stevinson att the Parke Corner, hee goinge whome to his house att Kingston about v or vi of the clocke att nighte."—Also, on the same file, and taken on the same day, three sets of recognizances for the appearance of Daniel Cowper of the parish of St. Giles-without-Crippelgate carter, John Nicolls of Lambeth co. Surrey waterman, and Nicholas Ball of St. Giles's aforesaid carter, at the next General Sessions, to answer for their parts in the assault on Robert Stevinson aforesaid at the "Parke Corner." G. S. P. R., Easter, 23 Eliz.