Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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2 February, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johns Strete co. Midd. on the said day, William Tylynge late of London gardener stole six parcel-gilt silver spoons, worth fifty-four shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Tasker of London yoman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Tylynge was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
15 March, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd. on the said day William Chapman, late of London yoman stole a cloth tunic "coloris shepes coller" worth . . . ., of the goods and chattels of Francis Pigott; and "unum parr' caligarum panni lanei coloris nigri vocat' a paire of breches ad valenciam iis., vnum parr' calceorum ad valenciam viiid., et vnum al' parr' calceorum vocatorum 'pompes' ad valenciam viiid." of the goods and chattels of Roger Bygges. Pleading 'Guilty,' William Chapman was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
1 April, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd. on the said day, Cecilia Barker widow, late of London spinster (vidua nuper de London' spinster) stole a black cloth kyrtell, worth eight shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Taylor. Putting herself 'Not Guilty' and holding to the plea, Cecilia Barker was acquitted:— (Po se non cul' nec rec' Id' quiet'). G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
— April, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the night of the . . . . of the said month at . . . . co. Midd., Robert Devenshere late of London yoman broke burglariously into the house of John Bamson, and stole therefrom a taffita halt worth ten shillings, a felte hat worth two shillings, divers books worth four shillings, a case full of Spanish nedels worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Anthony Ryngewood, and a quilte worth ten shillings, and another coverlett worth ten shillings, and a pair of linen sheets, of the goods and chattels of John Bamson. Robert Devenshire put himself 'Not Guilty,' and did not retract. G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz
3 November, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johns Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Williams late of London yoman stole a pair of linen sheets worth four shillings, two tablecloths worth three shillings, a linen towell worth twelve pence and "a paire of gurnesey stockes," of the goods and chattels of Robert Bradforde. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Richard Williams pleaded his clergy: Whereupon William Pickeringe, following in behalf of the Queen, said that the prisoner was not entitled to the benefit of clergy, because under the name of Richard Phillippes alias Williams late of London yoman, for a certain felony committed by him at Highe Holbourne in former time, he was convicted a clerk and being burnt on his left hand was delivered to the keeping of the bishop of London, Ordinary of that place. To this, the record of the conviction being produced, the prisoner declared that he, Richard Williams now present, and the aforesaid Richard Phillippes alias Williams in former time convicted of felony were not one and the same person, but different persons, and begged that on that matter it might be enquired by the country. On the day appointed for this enquiry, Richard Williams having appeared under the custody of the gaoler, and the jury sworn to ascertain the truth having declared that the prisoner now present was the same person as the Richard Phillippes alias Williams, in former time convicted of felony and found to be a clerk, even as William Pickeringe had declared, it was ordered by the Court that he should be hung. G. D. R., 1 Dec., 13 Eliz.