Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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6 January., 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Seynt Johnes Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Hodgeson, late of London taylor, stole a black woollen-cloth cloke worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Humfrey Asshfeld gentleman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Robert Hodgeson asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 19 Jan., 10 Eliz.
14 January, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hendon co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Lane late of London yoman stole five sheep worth twenty shillings of the goods and chattels of William Brent, another sheep worth five shillings of the goods and chattels of Richard Brent, and another sheep worth five shillings of the goods and chattels of Joan Brent. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Lane was sentenced to be hung; but at a subsequent Gaol Delivery, he produced the Queen's Pardon of his felony, under the Great Seal, dated at Gorhambury, 29 March 10 Eliz. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 10 Eliz.
16 January, 10 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stebunheth co. Midd. on view of the body of Bryan Ewyn late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, in an affray (of which particulars are given in this calendar, under date 6 March 10 Eliz.) Nicholas Banckes late of Stebunheth maryner slew the same Bryan Ewen by giving him in the left side of his breast on the 14th inst. a mortal wound, of which he died instantly at the Ferry at Blackwall in Stebunheth. G. D. R., 3 May, 10 Eliz.
12 February, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clementes Danes-extra-Barras Novi Templi on the said day, Robert Steward, late of London yoman, stole three black woollen-cloth cloaks worth fifteen pounds, "sex globulos de auro vocatos buttons ad valenciam iiii li." a sword worth twenty shillings, and a buckler worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Diring esq. G. D., . . . . 10 Eliz.
24 February, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day James Bearde late of London gentleman, Henry Lynforde alias Lytforde late of Haringaie co. Midd. yoman, Thomas Hardinge late of Highgate co. Midd., taillour, Andrew Browne late of London yoman, Henry Hansell late of Strowde Grene co. Midd. laborer, with ten unknown malefactors forcibly expelled William Proctour of London goldsmith from a messuage or tenement and forty-eight acres of field and pasture, lying at Strowde Grene in the parish of Hernsey co. Midd., and having so dispossessed him of the said messuage and land still keep him out of the same. G. D. R., 3 May, 10 Eliz.
6 March, 10 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stebunheth co. Midd. on view of the body of John ap Jennour late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, between three and four p.m. of the 14th of January last past, Nicholas Bankes late of Stebunheth aforesaid was at Lymehouse in that parish, in God's and the Queen's peace, when John ap Jennour aforesaid, and Bryan Ewyn and Peter Dyckson, both late of London yomen, came and abused the same Nicholas Bankes with insulting words, and 'vi et armis' assaulted him, whereupon William Pemerton, Edward Taylor and Richard Rawson (all three late of Stebunheth mariners, and familiar friends of Nicholas Bankes) uttered insulting words, after which parleying, both parties of disputants went on the same day from Lymehouse to the Ferrye at Blackwall in the said parish; And That, as soone as two parties had come to the same Ferrye, William Pemerton, Nicholas Banckes, Edward Taylor and Richard Rawson assaulted the aforesaid John ap Jennour, Brian Ewyn and Peter Dyckson, and that in the ensuing affray fought by the two parties, William Pemerton with a sword gave John ap Jennour on the fore part of his head a mortal wound, of which he died on the 5th of March next following.—On his arraignment for the manslaughter of John ap Jennour, William Pemerton pleaded his clergy and was delivered to the Ordinary. At subsequent Gaol Deliveries, Edward Taylor and Richard Rawson pleaded Pardons, granted to them under the Great Seal. No memorandum touching Nicholas Banckes, who appears from a previous Inquest (of 16 Jan., 10 Elizabeth) to have slain Bryan Ewyn in this brawl. G. D. R., 3 May, 10 Eliz.
21 March, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stokenewington co. Midd. on the said day (being Lord's day), Robert Harrington clerk, John Sparke laborer, Roger Walsheman carpenter and Thomas Shepparde laborer, all of Haringsgaye alias Harnesey co. Midd., broke into the close of William Patten of Stokenewington esq., and trod down the grass growing there. G. S. P. R., Easter, 10 Eliz.
27 April, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Turmylstrete co. Midd. on the said day, and at divers times before and afterwards, William Rock of St. Nicholas Shambles, London, kept hogs in a certain yard, and put the entrails of animals there, so that the said street and other neighbouring places were full of fetid and putrid stench. G. S. P. R., Easter, 10 Eliz.
5 August, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Gowlding Lane co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Truslove, late of the said lane clerk, stole "vnam thoralem vocatam a coverlet ad valenciam iiiis.," a woman's kirthell of black worsted worth fifteen shillings, and an ell of canvas worth twelve pence. Pleading 'Guilty,' Thomas Truslove asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 10 Eliz.
7 August, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Alice Lawrence spinster broke open a certain close cupborde in the house of Robert Kendall gentleman, and stole therefrom duo argentea pocula vocate Siluer ale pottes," worth three pounds six shillings and eightpence each. Putting herself 'Not Guilty,' Alice Lawrence did not retract: the memorandum at the foot of the bill running thus, "Et p'dicta Alicia po se non cul' nec recess'." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 10 Eliz.
19 August, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Tuttell Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Walter Fadie and Roger Nowell, both of London yomen, stole "sex pecias electri vocatas quarte pottes ad valenciam xiis., vnam aliam peciam electri vocatam a pinte pott of pewter ad valenciam xd., vnam aliam peciam electri vocatam a potell pott ad valenciam iiis. iiiid., et vnam candelabrum vocatum a latten candelsticke ad valenciam iiii. de bonis et catallis cujusdam Adami Lambe." Both thieves put themselves 'Guilty,' asked for the book, and after reading like clerks, were delivered to the Ordinary. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 10 Eliz.
30 August, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day John Band late of Seynt Johns Strete co. Midd. tayler, being under thirty years of age and unmarried and not in the service of any-one, and having neither forty shillings of rent per annum, nor goods or chattels to the value of ten pounds, on being lawfully required by Robert Daney taylor to serve him in the art and faculty of a taylor, for the wages appointed by the Justices of the Peace of the said county, altogether refused to do so, against the form of the statute in this case provided; and Further, that Walter Heathe and William Grymes of Seynt John's Strete aforesaid taylors on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards encouraged, entertained, abetted and comforted the said John Band, so that the aforesaid Robert Daney has been the less able to have and enjoy the services of the same John Band. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 10 Eliz.
13 November, 10 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at West Brainford co. Midd. on the said day, John Trull and John Fynche, both of Iver co. Buck. bochers, stole a red steere worth thirty-three shillings and four pence, and a red cow of the same value, of the goods and chattels of William Pierson.—G. D. R., 3 May, 11 Eliz.