Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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31 January, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Woxbridge co. Midd. on the said day, Anthony Burne gentleman, Henry Willoughby gentleman and Abraham Mathewes yoman, all late of London, together with divers other unknown disturbers of the peace, assembled riotously and then and there beat, wounded and maltreated Robert Awdiens, the Queen's bailiff of the said town. G. S. P. R., Easter, 11 Eliz.
8 March, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Lambe Corner in the parish of St. Clement-Danes without the bars of the New Temple on the said day, Richard Harrys late of Clement's Inne gentleman assaulted Adam Eyre, he being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a dagger wounded him on the head, so as to draw blood and put him in danger of his life. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that, on the 4th of July next following at the Castell in Seynt John's Street, Richard Harrys was fined . . . s. by John Harrington, William Wighteman and Barnard Randolph esq. J.P. G. S. P. R., Easter, 11 Eliz.
26 March, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Harringay alias Harnesey co. Midd. on the said day, Martin Warner of Islington gentleman, Edward Bussell of Kentyshetowne laborer, and Christopher Dunston of Islington yoman, with four unknown persons, entered lawlessly and by force into a certain close of two acres, now or lately in the occupation of John Draiper, being the freehold of Robert Harrington clerk prebendary of the prebend of Browneswood in Harringay aforesaid, and disseised the said Robert Harrington of, and expelled the said John Draiper from the said close, and from that day even till now have kept and do keep them out of it. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Eliz.
2 April, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Harnesey co. Midd. on the said day, William Paten of Stoke Newyngton co. Midd. gentleman, and John Ferne of the same place yoman, together with many unknown persons, assembled riotously and with arms and violence made unlawful entry on a certain close called "Lyttle Kyngsfyeld," being the freehold of Robert Harryngton elk., prebendary of the prebend of Browneswood of St. Paul's Church in London, and parcel of the said prebend, and having expelled the same Robert from it, and disseized him of it, still keep him out of it. G. S. P. R., Easter, 11 Eliz.
13 April, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fynnesbury on the said day, Laurence Nashe, bailiff of the manor of Fynnesbury assaulted Robert Wyngefelde, and without any sufficient warrant and reasonable cause imprisoned the said Robert in a certain prison at Finnesbury, and kept him there for an hour-and-half. G. S. P. R., Easter, 11 Eliz.
19 April, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackeney co. Midd. on the said day, John Swego of St. Helen's parish in London merchaunt . . . ., with three unknown persons, made forcibly entry on a certain messuage, called "the King's Place," being the freehold of the Lady Martha Carewe widow, and having expelled her from the messuage and disseized her of it, still keep her out of it. G. S. P. R., Easter, 11 Eliz.
29 April, 11 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquest-post-mortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields within the city of Westminster, on view of the body of George Varneham late of Richmond co. Surrey: With Verdict that, on the 27th instant between the hours of twelve and one p.m., Anthony Marten, one of the gentlemen-sewers of the Queen's Chamber, was at Whitehall in attendance on the Queen and serving at the said Queen's dinner in his office of 'Sewar,' when the aforesaid George, then being in the mansion house of a certain . . . ., and knowing the aforesaid Anthony was in attendance and serving within the Queen's palace, with malice aforethought . . . . and having a sword and buckler went to the said palace . . . ., and there within the great gate of the Queen's aforesaid hospice went to the place called the Porter's Lodge . . . . and waited for more than an hour the coming out of the said Anthony with the intention of attacking him. From the decipherable portions of the remnant of a decayed record it appears that after lying wait for and following him, George Varneham forced an affray on Anthony Martin, at a place somewhere near the bridge towards Scotland Gate, and within the verge of the court, and was on the point of striking at him with the intention of killing him, when in self-defence and for the preservation of his life Anthony Martin crossed swords with his assailant, and in the ensuing encounter gave George Varneham a wound in the left part of his breast of which he died on the following day; the verdict of the jurors being that Anthony committed homicide in self-defence, and without malice aforethought or any felonious motive. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Eliz.
20 May, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shoreditch on the said day Richard Pryor, late of London yoman, stole a piece of linen cloth called "husewives clothe," containing twenty-five ells and worth forty shillings. Pleading guilty, Richard Pryor was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Eliz.
26 May, 11 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Southcot (one of the Queen's Justices ad Placita coram ipsa Regina tenenda) and Thomas Bromley esq. Solicitor-General, of Anthony Marten one of the gentlemen sewers of the Queen's Chamber, in the sum of a hundred marks; and of Ralph Calveley (one of the gentlemen attendants on the said Queen), Bartholomew Yorke of Richemont co. Surrey gentleman, Peter Pawlyn a grome of the said Queen's chamber, and Anthony Bybye another grome of the same chamber, in the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds: For the said Anthony Marten's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery to be held at Newgate, to answer then and there all such things as may be objected against him on the Queen's part.—Also, taken on the same day before the same John Southcot and Thomas Bromley, the Recognizances of Thomas Edwards (servant of the aforesaid Anthony Marten) in the sum of forty pounds, and of the aforesaid Ralph Calveley, Bartholomew Yorke, Peter Pawlin and Anthony Bybye in the sum of eighty pounds each: For the appearance of the said Thomas Edwards at the next Gaol Delivery at Newgate, to answer to all such things as may be objected against him on the Queen's part. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Eliz.
27 May, 11 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Southcot (one of the Queen's Justices "ad Placita coram ipsa Regina tenenda) of John Frye of the city of Westminster taillour, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Richard Juxon of Westminster taillour, Richard Taillor of Westminster taillour, John Arnold of Sowthwarck co. Surrey taillour, and Henry Smith of Redding co. Bark. yoman, in the sum of forty pounds each: For the appearance of Elizabeth Frye, wife of the aforesaid John Frye, at the next Gaol Delivery at Newgate, to answer to all such things as may be then and there urged to her on the Queen's part. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Elizabeth.
1 June, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, near the highway at Edgeware co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Fage late of Wilsdon co. Midd. and his wife Elizabeth assaulted Dorothea Gawyn, and robbed her of a felt hatt worth sixteen pence, two linen neckercheves worth six-pence, a linen aporne worth four pence, and a linen raile worth four pence. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Richard Fage was sentenced to be hung. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Elizabeth Fage pleaded pregnancy: and afterwards, viz. at the Gaol Delivery of 16 January, 12 Eliz., she was found 'pregnant' by a jury of matrons: and later still, viz. at the Gaol Delivery of 11 June, 13 Eliz., she was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 6 June, 11 Eliz.
19 June, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fynchley co. Midd. on the said day, Geoffrey Poole late of London gentleman assaulted Edward Welshe husbandman, and murdered him by giving him with a sword a mortal wound on the left side of his breast, of which wound he then and there died instantly. Geoffrey Poole was at large. G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
26 August, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards Mathew Vincent of Ickenham co. Midd. not having lands tenements rents or service to the value of forty shillings a year, kept and used dogs for coursing hares, nets, ferrets and dogs for chasing by scent (leporarios canes retia ferrett' et odorniscos): and further that he, in company with others, broke at Hillingdon co. Midd. into the free Warren of Edward, earl of Darbie, and there hunted the rabbits of the said Earl. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 11 Eliz.
10 October, 11 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, and at divers times before and afterwards throughout five years, Elizabeth Mychell alias Spicer of the said parish has lived in adultery with Robert Spicer. G. S. P., . . . .,12 Eliz.