Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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18 May, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, on the highway at Hayes co. Midd. on the said day, William Maggott, Robert Maggott and John Stokeley, all late of London yomen, assaulted Richard Allen, yoman of the King's Guard, and robbed him of forty shillings in numbered money. The three robbers put themselves 'Guilty'; William Maggott and Robert Maggott were sentenced to be hung: John Stokeley received the King's pardon. G. D. . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
27 May, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Knightes-bridge on the said day, Hugh Matynson late of Westminster laborer stole three pieces of linen cloth called "doble raylles" worth ten shillings, and two linen kercheys worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Dyryvall. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Hugh Matynson was sentenced to be hung. G. D. . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
11 July, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Giles-inthe-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Whetley late of London yoman stole a baye horse worth six pounds, a saddle worth eight shillings and two "clookes" worth thirty-eight shillings, of the goods and chattels of James Frauncis gentleman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Whetly was sentenced to be hung. G. D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
22 July, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Hoggesdon co. Midd. on the said day, Simon Lambart and William Adams, both late of London yomen, stole "a clooke" worth five pounds, two "cootes" worth ten pounds, three doublets of . . . . worth six pounds, a pair of breeches worth twenty shillings, a shyrte worth ten shillings, and nine pounds in numbered money. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Adams was sentenced to be hung: Putting himself 'Guilty,' Simon Lambart asked for the book and read like a clerk. G. D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
22 August, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Isoldon co. Midd. on the said day, William Barkly late of London yoman stole a sorreld gelding worth . . . ., of the goods and chattels of a certain unknown man. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Barkly was sentenced to be hung. G. D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
23 August, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Isoldon co. Midd. on the said day, George Prescott late of London yoman, and William Prescott late of Calais yoman stole a sorreld gelding worth five pounds and a greye gelding worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of John Wyberd. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' George and William were sentenced to be hung, but before execution received the King's pardon. G. D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.
20 October, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, on the said day and before and afterwards, John Tredway of Stanwell co. Midd. tayler passed his life luxuriously to the hurtful example of all the King's other lieges, and against the same King's peace (luxuriose vitam suam degit in pernisiosum exemplum omnium aliorum ligeorum dicti domini Regis ac contra pacem ejusdem domini Regis). G. S. P. R., Easter, 6 Edward VI.
6 November, 5 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on view of the body of Hugh Heigham yeoman, late the servant of Thomas Warren of the said parish esq., there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 22nd of October last past between three and five p.m., Hugh Judde late of London yoman, and late the servant of Sir Ralph Rowlett knt. of the aforesaid parish, was in God's and the Queen's peace in the same parish, when the aforesaid Hugh Heigham "gladiis et cultellis" assaulted him, and forced upon him an affray, in which the same Hugh Judde, fighting in self-defence and for the preservation of his life, with his sword gave Hugh Heigham on the left side of his body a mortal blow, of which he died on the said 22nd of the last month. G. D. R., . . . . Nov., 5 Edward VI.
18 December, 5 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Whytechappell co. Midd. in the night of the said day about ten p.m., William Hyll alias Nyghtyngale late of Robertes Bridge co. Sussex glover broke into the house of . . . . Hall glover, and stole therefrom sixty pounds of wool worth . . . ., and "four dosen of felles" worth three pounds. Refusing to put himself 'Guilty' or 'Not Guilty,' William Hill was committed to the peine forte et dure. At the foot of the bill appears this memorandum, "Pd. Will's noluit ponere se ipsum in jur' illam sed recusavit resp' sc'd'm legem. Ideo judicium dat' est p' Cur' scz, fort et dure." G. D. R., 21 Jan., 5 Edward VI.