Sessions, 1612: 1 and 2 December

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County of Middlesex. Calendar To the Sessions Records: New Series, Volume 1, 1612-14. Originally published by Clerk of the Peace, London, 1935.

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Sessions of the Peace held at the Castle, St. John Street, and Gaol Delivery, 1 and 2 December, 10 James I [A.D. 1612].


f. 206 Delivered by proclamation:—

George Kinge, Mary Bromfeld, John Deane, Robert Stotte, Richard Taylor, William Tompson, Thomas Elson, Richard Parrett (and f. 209). William Stopes, Sybil Graves, Hugh Smythe, John Caswell, Wilgever Gravenor, Christopher Williams, Richard Hickes, James Rotherforde, Millicent Bowden, Joan Hansell, John Bumforde, Edward Taylor, Richard Haddon (and f. 209). Robert Jones.

f. 206d. Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Agnes Hill for linen and £26.

Edward Awberrye for divers goods, for the robbery of Thomas Knyvett of the Middle Temple, gentleman (and f.208).

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison after judgment because pregnant:—

Ursula Woodford for divers pieces of gold and goods.

Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped:—

John Smythe for divers goods.

Ann Holmes for divers goods.

Acknowledge, seek the book, read, branded:—

John Mapis for a kettle worth 5s.

John Fynnye for divers goods.

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, branded:—

Owen Cowper for a heifer.

Respited to be tried until Joan Porte be captured who now is at large:—

Charles Bourne and Walter Cletheroe for divers goods, and Joan Porte for being accessory before and after.

Not guilty:—

Daniel Bysshoppe for a robbery in the highway.

Mary Royce for six and a half yards of ribbon.

John Stookes for a pair of shoes worth 10d.

Edward Kerbye for forty sheep.

William Hyekocks for the rape of Joan Wyatt.

Philip Daye for a piece of cloth and a doublet.

Instance Howell for a cutpurse.

Katherine James for divers goods.

At large:—

William Blackman of Shoreditch, yeoman, "for a hatt" (and P.R. B. 1/16d).

Robert Murkye of the City of Westminster, gentleman, for a rape (and f.208).

f.207. Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Morgan Herrye for a cutpurse.

Margaret Maynard for plate.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison after judgment because pregnant:—

Phyllis Roache for the murder of Magdalen Welche (and f.219).

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, therefore to be hanged:

William Walker, accessory before and after to the said Margaret Maynard.

Guilty, no goods, seek the book, read, branded:

William Bate for a cloak.

Thomas Walker for four hogs of John Johnson.

Robert Meryton for five wethers.

Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped:

Edward Fielde for divers goods.

Guilty, has judgment to be respited to prison without sureties until she makes restitution to the plaintiff of £5:—

Joan Ponde for cozenage.

Not guilty:

Henry Cowper and John Lamynge for burglary.

Ann Leeche as accessory before to the said Phyllis Roache.

Elizabeth Jones as accessory after to the said Margaret Maynard.

Theophilus Bewers for five wethers.

Mary Bulley as accessory after to Robert Meryton and the said Theophilus.

Henry Butcher of Low Leyton, co. Essex, butcher, for ten steers (and f.208).

Postponed because the principal not guilty:

Wilmote Ganney and Richard Ganney for accessories before and after to the said Henry Butcher. Came and were acquitted on oath (and f.207d).

f.207d. Not guilty:

Paul Burrowes of Gray's Inn, gentleman, for the manslaughter of Owen Evans (and f.208).

To appear and answer:

Henry Conyngsbye and Philip Conyngsbye of Twigmore, co. Lincoln [of Whetstone], gentlemen, for the homicide of Walter Lucye. Brought writs of certiorari (and P.R. B. 1/16d).

Came and discharged:—

Richard Darwyn of St. Clement Danes, yeoman, for a pair of sheets.

John Watton of St. James', Clerkenwell, victualler, and Ellen his wife. Brought a writ of certiorari together with a recognizance to be prosecuted by Browne.

Ann Fenn of St. Andrew's, Holborn, widow, for a gold ring.

Ralph Miste of St. Mary-le-Savoy, cobbler, for fifteen pairs of boots and thirty pairs of shoes.

Hester Colman of Stanmore, spinster, for divers goods.

John Warcoppe of St. Stephen's next St. Alban's, husbandman, for a burglary.

Joan, wife of John Parkes of Cow Cross, yeoman, for a beaker.

Joan Burges, Elizabeth Hodgekyn and Mary Stevens, all of the same, spinsters.

John Turner of St. Katherine's-next-the-Tower of London, butcher.

Came and acquitted on oath:

Matthew Course of St. Sepulchre's, cordwainer.

Came and indicted in London:

Edward Davies of Knighton, co. Radnor, gentleman.

f.208. Thomas Vaughan of the same, gentleman.

Henry Whitehouse of Marylebone, yeoman, for two flitches of bacon.

Mary Beare of Westminster, spinster, for divers goods.

Walter Kidde of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, yeoman, for stealing a cloak from John Johnson.

Came and discharged:—

William Pearetree of St. Andrew's, Holborn, tailor, for a trunk and £37.

Alice Wrighte of the same, for the like.

John Davies of Whitechapel, yeoman.

Robert Lewes of St. Sepulchre's, butcher, for forty wether sheep.

Handed over further:

Joan, wife of Edward Porthe of Knightsbridge.

Henry White of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, armourer.


Richard Lewknor of the Middle Temple, gentleman, to prosecute Edward Awberrye.

David Evans of St. Bride's, porter, for goods taken out of the house of Richard Hunte in Milford Lane.

George Manyfolde of Long Lane, broker, for breaking into a shoemaker's shop in the Strand.

Came and discharged:—

Ralph Wrigley of Kingston, co. Surrey, haberdasher, for felt hats worth £6.

Philip Grymsdale of Hillingdon, husbandman, for three hens and a table cloth.

f.208d. John Milberye [Mylberrye] of St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, feltmaker, Simon Neale of St. Sepulchre's, clothworker, and Francis Stone of Clerkenwell, haberdasher, to prosecute Elizabeth Morton [Moreton] alias Smythe and Henry White of Turnmill Street, yeoman, for felony. The said Elizabeth respited to prison for good sureties. Not guilty, but to be whipped at a cart's tail for a common whore. The said Henry respited to prison for good sureties because indicted for a felony (and f. 209d, 211d, 218, 218d, and P.R.B. 1/16d.).

John Fortescue of Clerkenwell, gentleman, handed in bail to Gregory Browne, victualler, and William Tasker, smith, both of the same, to answer John Palman (and f. 207d.).


f.17. For recusancy:—

William Harrington of Chick Lane, St. Andrew's, Holborn, yeoman.

Ambrose Willis of the same, yeoman.

John Wooker of the same, yeoman.

Grace, wife of William Cooper [Cowper] of Clerkenwell, baker (and f. 20).

Elizabeth, wife of Edward Ruffoote of the same, gentleman (and f.20).

John Gallaway of St. Sepulchre's-without-Newgate, vintner.

Christiana Banckes of the same, widow.

f.17d. Anne Smyth of Clerkenwell, spinster, for a common barratrix.

Robert Hart of Clerkenwell, yeoman, for assault.

Robert Fynche of New Sarum, co. Wilts, minstrel, for a common vagrant.

William Gybbes of Wilton, co. Wilts, minstrel, for the like.

Defaulters in the highways:— Days
Thomas Knyvett of Edgware, yeoman 6
Sir Thomas Hewett of Hampton, Knight 6
John Wiltshire of the same, yeoman 6
Lord Riche of High Holborn 6
Sir George Carew of the same, Knight 6
John Cole of the same, gentleman 6
Francis Mastrell of the same, gentleman 6
Richard Warburton of the same, gentleman 6
[blank] Shoote of the same, gentleman 6
[blank] Worley of the same, gentleman 6
[blank] Clemens of the same, gentleman 6
Henry Pettingham of the same, gentleman 6
f. 18. Richard Marshall of the same, gentleman 6
Anthony Skynner of the same, gentleman 6
[blank] Ivison of the same, gentleman 6
The Cursitors of Chancery Lane 6
Richard Lighterfoote of the same, gentleman 6
William Lovejoye of the same, farrier 6
Nicholas Olliver of the same, yeoman 6
Robert Symonds of the same, yeoman 6
Thomas Watson of the same, yeoman 6
John Toomes of the same, yeoman 6
Nicholas Wallenger of the same, yeoman 6
John Blake of the same, gentleman 6
Griffin Roberts of the same, yeoman 6