County of Middlesex. Calendar To the Sessions Records: New Series, Volume 4, 1616-18. Originally published by Clerk of the Peace, London, 1941.
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Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery, on 2 and 3September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Nicholas Huffham of St. Dunstan's-in-the-East, tailor, for Robert
Huffham of St. Katherine's, winecooper, to appear "for comforting
and abetting certaine fellowes in robbing of gardens and buying
artichocks of them and such like which were stollen."
Sess. Roll 560/1.
Thomas Wakfield of St. Katherine's, waterman, and James Smyth
of Ratcliffe, carpenter, for William Buller of Wapping, sailor, for
abusing John Smyth, one of the headboroughs of St. Katherine's;
and of Robert Warden and John Cockell of the same, bailiffs, for
Jane, wife of John Scott of Wapping, sailor, to answer the said
John Smyth for abusing him.
Sess. Roll 560/4, 5.
Sess. Reg. 2/440.
William Hayward of "le Minorites", clothworker, and Christopher
Effield of Tower Street, tallow-chandler, for George Hayward
[Heywood] of "le Minorites", brewer's clerk, for selling beer after
the rate of 13s. 6d. a barrel to an alehouse-keeper, one Jane Barne,
and to show cause why he detained her four days in prison.
Sess. Roll 560/8.
Sess. Reg. 2/444.
Thomas Painter of East Smithfield, gunmaker, Henry Okely of
St. Andrew's, Holborn, haberdasher, and Thomas Berry of East
Smithfield, blacksmith, for Moses Hemminges of the same and
Helen [Ann] his wife, to answer Thomas Marrett [Merryte], headborough of Wapping, for an assault upon him.
The said Moses handed over further in bail to Issac Bartram of Snow Hill, brazier, and Triamor Eneon of Wapping, scrivencer, to appear at the next General Sessions; discharged for a fine assessed and extracted; paid 3s. 4d. to the Sheriff.
The said Helen discharged of her recognizances at the General Sessions, and because indicate by the name of Ann Hemminges therefore let process be made against Ann.
Further sureties for the said Moses and Helen:— Richard Memming of Wapping, haberdasher, and William Griffin of the same, gunmaker.
Sess. Roll 560/9.
Sess. Roll 561/146, 150.
Sess. Reg. 2/444, 448, 460.
William Richardson of St. Andrew's, Holborn, barber, for Daringo,
wife of William Lee of Rosemary Lane, smith, to appear and bring
forth Elizabeth Bates, of Whom she bought a bed which was stolen
by the said Elizabeth, being the goods of Martha Shelley.
Sess. Roll. 560/11.
John Woodwall of Ratcliffe, gardener, and John Price of St.
Olave's, Southwark, labourer, for Richard Russell of Bishopsgate
Street, carpenter, for suspicion of stealing four pewter dishes, three
cushions, one pair of sheets and other things out of the house of
William Morries of "Creede Church" within Aldgate, tailor; and
of the said William to give evidance against the said Richard.
Sess. Roll. 560/12, 13.
Richard Fitter of Stepney, victualler, and John Elliott of the same,
ship-carpenter, for James Howetson [Huestson] of the same to answer
William Housigoe [Howsego] of Limehouse for treason; and of the
said William to prefer a bill of indictment against the said James
"for trayterous words against his Made, which hee chargeth the sayd
Howeston to have spoken".
The said James found no true bill and to be bound over by order of the Court for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll. 560/14, 17.
Sess. Reg. 2/444.
Thomas Edmonds and Thomas Phillipps, of London, carpenters,
for Elias Hughes, Augustine Smith, Humphrey Silver, John Wilden
[Weilden] and George Porter of the same, carpenters, to answer for
their breach of the peace and their riotous and disorderly demeanours
"at the Bulwark of the Tower of London".
Sess. Roll. 560/15.
Sess. Reg. 2/443, 444.
Bartholomew Boorne of the Precincts of St. Katherine's-next-the
Tower of London, baker, for Ursula, wife of Anthony Nokes of
St. Katherine's aforesaid, mariner, to answer such matters as shall
be objected against her, "if in the meanetime she bring not forthcoming one John Carpenter, who escaped out of her house beeing
charged with felony by [blank] Wells one of the underkeepers of
Sess. Roll. 560/16.
Sess. Reg. 2/444.
Edward Shalle [Shaull, Sheall] of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields [High
Holborn], tailor, and Peter Harper of the same, for Lancelot Gelder
of Holborn for pawning divers goods of his master's [for stealing
his master's goods, being a servant and they were delivered to him];
and of Edward Barnes of St. Martin's aforesaid, for the said Edward
for being accessory after to the same.
Sess. Roll 560/18, 77.
Sess. Reg. 2/443.
James Huetson of Ratcliffe and Thomas Harrison of St. Botolph'swithout-Aldgate, for John Clerck of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, sailor, to
answer for the getting of a base child upon the body of John Simons
Sess. Roll. 560/21.
Sess. Reg. 2/443.
Richard Ashbrooke of Chancery Lane, tailor, and [blank] of the
same to give evidence against Thomas Fowkes and his wife for
bawdery; and of John Barton of St. Sepulchre's and John Cotton
of Drury Lane in the parish of the Savoy, bitmaker, for the said
Thomas for keeping a bawdy-house.
Sess. Roll. 560/24, 89.
G.D.R. 2/129d, 130.
John Allen of St. Sepulchre's, citizen and goldsmith of London,
and Gregory Browne of the same, tailor, for Vergus Foster to appear
and answer for receiving stolen goods.
Respited without bail at the Sessions held on 4 June, and again respited without bail for better enquiry at the Sessions held on 16 July.
Sess. Roll 559/176.
Sess. Roll 560/25.
G.D.R. 2/120, 129d.
Henry Taylor of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, for Maurice
Peters of St. James', Clerkenwell, gentleman, to appear, by order of
the Sessions last past.
John Salter committed by the Court for his false claim against the said Maurice, and respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 560/27, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127d, 129d.
William Offley of Redcross Street, citizen and leatherseller of
London, Adam Bell, scrivener, William Avery, stationer, and William
Marten, glover, all of the same, for Robert Kinge to appear, indicated
for taking composition money, pretending himself an informer.
Sess Roll 560/32.
Thomas Powle of St. Andrew's, Holborn, tailor, and Amos
Browne of the same, cutler, for Richard Longe of St. Clement Danes,
labourer, for a general annoyance in the Fields.
Sess. Roll 560/33.
John Badham of St. John Street in the parish of St. Sepulchre's,
feltmaker, for himself and Ann his wife to prosecute and give evidence
against Simon Thresher [Thrasher] of St. John Street aforesaid,
The said Simon detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation.
[The recognizance is written on paper, and taken before William Buggin, esquire, at the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.]
Sess. Roll 560/34, 201.
Gilbert Whitteare of Blackfrairs to prosecute Jane Brett of Cow
Cross, spinster, accused of bawdery, and Joan Nicholls of the same,
spinster, accused of whoredom; and of Thomas Brett of Cow Cross,
gardener, Henry Boorne of Clerkenwell, George Copcoult of the
same, gentleman, and George Horsley of Aldersgate Street, barbersurgeon, for the said Jane and Joan to appear.
Sess. Roll 560/35, 38.
Sess. Reg. 2/439.
Robert Sparkes of "Dorkyn" [Dorking], co. Surrey, innholder,
and John Duffeild of the same, vintner, to give evidence against
Henry Waller for stealing almost £200 in money from Sir Richard
The said Robert came and was handed over further; the said John [blank]; the said Henry detained in gaol, respited to the gaol of Surrey.
Sess. Roll 560/36, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 130d.
Ezekiel Reeve of Wood Street, weaver, and John Rambsden of
Goswell Street, weaver, for Thomas Packer of Wood Street, weaver,
to appear, accused of felony by Dyna Gibbs [Gybbes].
The said Thomas found no true bill.
Sess. Roll 560/37.
Samuel Twyford of Whitechapel, goldsmith, and Paul de Coocke
[Cooke] of Crutched Frairs, silk-throwster, for Nicholas Wathe of
Whitechapel, grocer, and Dorothy his wife, accused to sell drink
without licence, and Mr. Thomas Wood "of the Artillery lane
informeth that they keepe a verie lewd house". It was proved
before me [i.e. Francis Michell, esquire] that they sold drink without
The said Dorothy did not appear; the said Nicholas came and was committed, and respited for sureties that he shall not hereafter keep and sell tobacco and to appear at the next and be of good behaviour; left in the gaol for selling tobacco.
Sess. Roll 560/39, 201.
Sess. Roll 561/97.
Sess. Reg. 2/439.
Edward Serle of Clerkenwell, gentleman, Timothy Newman of
Whitecross Street, Elizabeth Parker of Clerkenwell, spinster, James
Baldwyn of Holywell Street, Thomas Brasier of Cow Cross, William
Carpenter of Turnmill Street, and Godfrey Stevenson of Clerkenwell,
chandler, all being tobacco-sellers, who, having been formerly warned
by order from the Lord Chief Justice to desist from victualling without
licence, do yet continue.
The said William also accused to keep a reputed house of bawdery and disorder; came and was committed to gaol; respited for sureties not to keep or sell tobacco henceforthe and to appear at the next, and to go away from the City of London and County of Middlesex; the said Godfrey came and was discharged because a licensed tippler.
Sureties:— Evan Jones of Clerkenwell, victualler, Henry Cooper and Roger Besswicke, scrivener, both of Whitecross Street, Henry Boorne of Clerkenwell, Robert Fayer of Bromley, co. Kent, gentleman, Martin Baldwyn of Old Street, goldsmith, John Wilcox of High Holborn, draper, Anthony Morris of Clerkenwell, tailor, Thomas Williams of Turnmill Street, John Clayton of St. John Street, surgeon, Thomas Tailor of Cherkenwell, tailor, and Robert Davies of the same.
Sess. Roll 560/43–7, 139, 140, 201.
Sess. Reg. 2/444, 445.
G.D.R. 2/127, 132.
Humphrey Harcott of "Runton", co. Salop [? Ranton, co.
Stafford], gentleman, to prosecute Richard Gybbon [Gibbon] for
receiving divers parcels of wearing appearl (of Sir John Mulleneux)
delivered to the said Gybbon by one Mr. Smith, a broker, dwelling
near the Maypole in the Strand, and afterwards pawning them in
The said Richard detained in gaol, respited for good sureties to appear at the next; at the next found no true bill.
Sess. Roll 560/48, 201.
Thomas Atkynson of Whitechapel, glover, and Robert Wright
of the same, butcher, for William Tappe of Petticoat Lane, silkweaver, to appear, and in the meantime not to sell any more beer,
ale or tobacco without licence; and for Ursula, wife of the said
William, to appear, and in the meantime to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll. 560/51, 52.
Sess. Reg. 2/445.
Richard Charter of Stephney, glover, and Robert Pratt of the same,
pinner, for Elizabeth, wife of John Holland of Hog Lane, for lodging
suspected persons and keeping a disordered house.
Sess. Roll 560/53.
Lawrence Smith of East Smithfield, carpenter, and Lawrence
Osborne of the same, smith, for William Nicholles [Nicholls] of
Wapping, carpenter, accused to have stolen "a carpenters adge or
Sess. Roll 560/54.
Sess. Reg. 2/445.
John West of St. Clement Danes, scrivener, John Saunders, cordwainer, and Richard Tassell, tailor, both of the same, being constables
of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster, to give evidence against
Hugh Welch of St. Clement's, tailor, for certain misdemeanours by
him done to them in the Watch, and for other matters wherewith he
is charged: and of Thomas Tucker of St. Clement Danes to give
evidence against the said Hugh for a challenge by him made to
Richard Mayheme, and for threatening to kill the said Mayheme;
and of Hugh Williams of St. Magnus' in New Fish Street, citizen
and fishmonger of London, and Richard Hebb of St. Bartholomew's
near West Smithfield, butcher, for the said Hugh to answer for a
disturber of the King's peace and threatening to kill one Machen.
Sess. Roll 560/55, 59, 88.
Miles Younger of Chancery Lane, gentleman, for himself and
Elizabeth his wife for keeping a tobacco-shop and selling ale without
licence; and of Henry Hill of St. Clement Danes, milliner, and Paul
Knight of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Thomas Boswell
of St. Clement Danes, tailor, all for the like.
Sess. Roll 560/56–8, 136.
Sess. Reg. 2/439.
Richard Dawes of St. Andrew's, Holborn, butcher, to give evidence
against Margery, wife of Anthony Grimston of St. Giles', cooper,
for suspicion of stealing the goods of Mary Dawes.
The said Margery detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation; the said Richard respited to the next General Sessions to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 560/60, 201.
Sess. Reg. 2/441, 447.
Ralph Bromefield of Norton Folgate to prosecute Elizabeth,
wife of Matthew Watson, for stealing a gold ring; and of Thomas
Heydon of Purse Alley in the parish of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate,
merchant-tailor, and William Lee of St. Lawrence Pountney, baker,
for the said Elizabeth to appear.
The said Elizabeth found no true bill.
Sess. Roll 560/62, 65.
Leonard Woodburne of St. Peter's at Paul's Wharf, scrivener,
and Christopher Turner of St. Michael's in Wood Street, scrivener,
to prosecute William White, Abraham Hunt and Ann Hall for several
robberies wherewith they have charged them; and of John Jewell
of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, tailor, for himself and Rowland
Addams his servant to give evidence against them, and also to give
information to the Court against Thomas Fitches of Old Street,
St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, victualler, in whose house the aforesaid malefactors were taken; and of Anthony Jeffes and John Haley
of St. Giles' aforesaid, brewers, for the said Thomas Fitches to answer
for receiving the said White, Hunt and Hall.
The said White, Hunt and Hall detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 560/63, 64, 116, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 129.
Francis Worsley of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, baker, to answer the
complaint of Edward Wilkinsone, William Huchins, Francis Hurlstone and sundry others his neighbours, who are by him greatly
annoyed and injured by enclosing of a pump and house of easement
(many years in common unto them all), and debarring them the use
and benefit thereof, and using much violence against the person of
the said Francis Hurlstone tending to the breach of his Majesty's
Sess. Roll 560/69.
Sess. Reg. 2/445.
Robert Middleditch of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, to
answer the accusation of Richard Langford of the Strand for taking
away forcibly in the night-time out of the house of the same Richard
and in his absence, divers and sundry goods and household staff of
the same Richard, and for his unlawful detaining of the same, and for
sundry other misdemeanours done as well towards the said Richard
Sess. Roll 560/70.
Sess. Reg. 2/439.
John Zaunt of St. Katherine's, feltmaker, for Miles Cooke of
Whitechapel, chandler, for selling strong beer and tobacco without
a licence, being a chandler; and of James Preest of Ratcliffe, haberdasher, for John Moore of Whitechapel, chandler, for selling strong
beer without a licence, being a chandler.
The said John Moore handed over further in bail to George Foxley of Harringworth, co. Northampton, gentleman, and Barnard Pickering of St. John Street, grocer, to appear at the next Sessions for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 560/73, 76.
Sess. Reg. 2/445, 448.
Humphrey Cadwell of Whitechapel, silkweaver, and Peter Dodd
of the same, glover, for Lawrence Armatredinge [Armetredding] of
the same, glover, for victualling without licence and selling tobacco.
Came and was bound over that he shall not hereafter keep a tippling-house within the county of Middlesex without licence; at the next Sessions charged with victualling without licence, and with disorders in his house, and committed to the gaol of Newgate for three days, and not to be delivered from thence without good sureties to be allowed by Francis Michell, esquire.
Sess. Roll 560/74.
Sess. Reg. 2/445, 460.
Robert James of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, and Robert
Lord of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, for William Turnor of
St. Dunstan's aforesaid, yeoman, for drawing his sword at twelve of
the clock in the night and threatening to kill therewith.
Sess. Roll 560/78.
Timothy Elwick of the parish of "Colchurch," citizen and mercer
of London, and Thomas Crouch of St. Antholin, citizen and draper of
London, to give evidence against Edward Murront [Murrante] of
St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, innholder, for suspicion of murder:
and of Robert Hunt of the same, citizen and brewer of London, and
Fulk Higgins of the same, citizen and wheelwright of London, for
the said Murront to answer, who was found no true bill.
Sess. Roll 560/84, 87.
G.D.R. 2/129d, 130.
Richard Gylman of St. Clement Danes, bricklayer, Thomas
Myddleton, butcher, and Gideon Philpott, bricklayer, both of the
same, for Thomas North of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman,
for assault and threatening speeches to Mistress Yardley.
Let a writ of the peace be made towards the said North by the oath of Elizabeth, wife of John Yeardley, gentleman.
The said North came and brought a writ of supersedeas, which was allowed by the Court, witnessed by H. Montagu at Westminster on 10 July, A.D. 1617; at the Sessions held on 3 October came and was discharged, being bound for good behaviour for himself and his servant.
Sess. Roll 560/86, 86a.
G.D.R. 2/129d, 130, 132d.
Thomas Payne of "Winchcombe" [Winscombe], co. Somerset,
esquire, and Jeremiah Wright of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, for
Stephen Knight of the same, gentleman, under the following condition:
Whereas the said Stephen has erected a tenement contrary to His
Majesty's proclamation which nevertheless being not finished he was
stayed by some of the Justices of the Peace from any further proceeding therein, yet nevertheless he has in contempt of such said commandment set workmen on work to finish the said tenement, which he
causes to be done by his wife (absenting himself out of the way)
so as he cannot be apprehended for his misdemeanour and contempt;
Now therefore the condition is that neither the said Stephen nor his
said wife nor any for them nor by their or either of their means shall
proceed any further in the finishing or further work upon the said
tenement, except by lawful warrant or authority he be thereunto
The proceeding in the said building is referred to the view of Mr. Recorder and Mr. Forsett to consider whether the building be contrary to the proclamation or not, and to proceed accordingly.
Sess. Roll 560/90.
William Heaward of Westminster, shoemaker, and John Walker
of the same, farrier, for Christopher Mumby of the same, carpenter,
and Thomasine his wife, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 650/92.
Sess. Reg. 2/442.
Thomas Church, John Hackin [Hackyn] and Hannibal Mathewes,
embroiderer, all of Chelsea, to be of good behaviour.
Sureties:— Robert Broadbottom, yeoman, and Andrew Clarke, tailor, both of the same.
Sess. Roll 560/95, 99, 101.
Sess. Reg. 2/442, 443.
Thomas Harding of Kensington and William Gaunt of Chelsea,
for Nicholas Tomkins [Tompkins] of the same to answer an indictment of battery preferred against him by Robert Snead, constable of
At the Sessions held on 3 June the said Nicholas indicted for assulting the said Robert; John Wise of Chelsea [Kensington] indicted for assaulting Mary Trott, and both bound over for arresting John Trott with force and molesting the Minister of Chelsea in his sermon.
Sess. Roll 560/102.
Sess. Reg. 2/422, 441.
P.R.B. 1/105, 105d.
Edward Richardson of Tottenham, shoemaker, and Edward Halsi
of the same, labourer, for Richard Leatherland of the same to appear
for harbouring John Goldsmith in his house, who was complained
of to be a common partridge-taker, and for conveying away his nets
when search was made for them.
Sess. Roll 560/106.
Sess. Reg. 2/439.
Michael Browne of Hackney and Richard Jewe of the same,
labourer, for Elizabeth Fieldinge of the same, spinster, for keeping
disorders in her mistress's house on the Sabbath day in the time of
She is ordered to sit in the stocks the next Sabbath day two hours before morning prayer.
Sess. Roll 560/107.
Sess. Reg. 2/442.
Henry Wells of Hackney, blacksmith, and Henry Meakins of the
same, for Francis Lumley of the same, blacksmith, for his negligence
in absenting himself from his Watch, being head borough, on the 7th
of August at night," and continuying tiplinge and takinge tobacco
most parte of ye night."
Indicted and found not guilty, but respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 560/108.
Sess. Reg. 2/441.
Francis Theobald of Hounslow, gentleman, to prosecute Thomas
Stevenson for stealing certain linen at the same; and of Roger Downe
and Hugh Robertes, labourer, both of the same, and John Canon of
Cranford, carpenter, to give evidence against the said Thomas.
The said Thomas detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 560/111, 112, 201.
John Stracher the elder of Acton, wheelwright, for withdrawing
John Stracher the younger from the service of one Webbe of Acton
with whom he was retained.
[Subscribed by the Clerk,"pray remember to call for my fee."]
The said John Stracher the elder is ordered to release the said John Stracher the younger and to do his best to bring him to Mr. Saunders, justice.
Sess. Roll 560/117.
Sess. Reg. 2/443.
Daniel Knightly of Old Brentford, innholder, and John Aston
of the same, blacksmith, for John Williams of the same, tapster, and
Rebina his wife, for beating and wounding William Pearcey [Percey];
and of the said Daniel and William Cooke of the same, for Margaret,
wife of the said Daniel, for the like.
All came and were handed over further in bail to Anthony Shelliteo of Clerkenwell and William Bannester of Bishopsgate Street.
Sess. Roll 560/118, 119.
Sess. Reg. 2/443, 448.
Richard Ball the elder of St. Clement Danes, tailor, to answer
Elizabeth, wife of Richard Ball the younger, son of the said Richard
the elder, "for not allowinge unto the said Elizabeth maintenance
beinge greate with childe and sendinge of her husband away her into
He is ordered to pay into the hands of the Overseers of the poor of the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, 12d. weekly, to begin presently, towards the maintenance of the said Elizabeth and her child when she shall be delivered, and to pay 6s. 8d. for the charge of her lying in child-bed.
Sess. Roll 560/123.
Sess. Reg. 2/438.
Leonard Richardson of St. Sepulcher's, shoemaker, for John Star
[Starre] of the same for suspicion of stealing a cloak and £3 17s. in
money from Robert Wilson.
No fees paid, came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 560/124.
Henry Clibbery of Philpot Lane, cooper, to give evidence against
Ann Davis for picking his pocket and stealing out thence a handkerchief and in it £7 14s. in money.
Came in London.
Sess. Roll 560/130, 201.
John Denman of Hounds ditch, tailor, to give evidence against
Mary Cony [Coney] for suspicion of stealing three curtains, a blanket
and a rug sold to the said Denman; and of Edward Rolfe of Waltham
Cross, co. Hertford, to give evidence against the said Mary upon
suspicion of burglary.
Came in London.
Sess. Roll 560/131, 133, 201.
William Chance of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, haberdasher,
to give evidence against Joan Carver for slandering and cheating,
for which she now stands indicted.
Came in London.
Sess. Roll 560/132, 201.
Richard Mersham of Clerkenwell, victualler, for conspiring (against
Thomas Harrison) with one Purvey, a thief who was lately executed,
and with one Hawkins, a pewterer, who was suspected to be a
receiver of stolen goods from the said Purvey, and to answer the
accusation of the said Harrison.
Sess. Roll. 560/135.
Sess. Reg. 2/441.
Ralph Buckle of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, clothworker, and
John Johnson of the same, weaver, for Ann Werratt [Werrett] of
Holywell Street, spinster, accused to have caused and procured Simon
Boult, apprentice to Thomas Fremley, chandler, to embezzle goods
from his master.
Sess. Roll 560/141.
Sess. Reg. 2/442.
John Northage and John Skyngle of Hoxton for Alice Moss of
the same, spinster, suspected to be privy to the purloining of some
few small things from Ann Bromfeild of the same, spinster; and of
John Bromfeild the younger of the same, for the said Ann to give
evidence against the said Alice.
The said Alice owes a fee to the clerk. No true bill.
Sess. Roll 560/145, 148.
Charles Brooke of Leighton, co. Chester, gentleman, for William
Casey of High Holborn to appear and answer; and of Timothy Reade
of the Strand, gentleman, to give evidence against the said William.
"The cause appeareth in his examination and is suspect of felony."
Sess. Roll 560/151, 155.
Henry Goodman of Clerkenwell, blacksmith, and William Weston
of the same, carpenter, for Henry Deane of the same, broker, for
receiving a piece of linen cloth stolen from Mr. Thomas Hutchinson
of Islington, gentleman, at the same.
Richard Reynoldes detained in gaol for suspicion of stealing the goods of the said Thomas, delivered by proclamation; the said Thomas bound to give evidence against him. At the next Sessions the said Richard found not guilty for seven ells of cloth of the said Thomas; and William Deane of Turnmill Street charged with being accessory after the felony of the said Richard, is at large.
Sess. Roll 560/152, 201.
Sess. Roll 561/165.
Sess. Reg. 2/448.
G.D.R. 2/127, 129, 131.
James Burrell of High Holborn to give evidence against William
Weaver for stealing a suit of apparel and £3 in money.
The said William detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation; the said James committed by the Court for not prosecuting the said William, respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 560/154, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 127d.
Robert Headlam of Grub Street to give evidence against Mary
Milles [Myles], accused to have stolen a petticoat and a waitscoat.
The said Mary detained in gaol, delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 560/158, 201.
Henry Kirkham of St. James', Clerkenwell, chandler, and Richard
Britteine of the same, for William Bould of the same, tailor, to
appear at the next General Sessions and abide the order of the Court.
[This recognizance is written on paper, and taken before William Buggin, esquire, at the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.]
Sess. Roll 560/159.
Sess. Reg. 2/440.
Geoffery Loughton of Houndsditch, feltmaker, and James Nicholas
of St. Katherine's, cooper, for John Harrison [Harryson] of the same,
tufftaffeta-weaver, to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 560/6.
Sess. Reg. 2/440.
Richard Dolton of Rosemary Lane, clothworker, Thomas Burkett,
currier and John Freeman, carpenter, both of the same, for Frances,
wife of the said Richard, towards Ann, wife of John Pollin of the same,
collier; and of the said John Pollin, Robert Cooper, victualler, and
Peter Kighley, both of the same, for the said Ann towards the said
Sess. Roll 560/7, 127.
Sess. Reg. 2/440.
William Greenland of East Smithfield and James Nicholas of St.
Katherine's, for John Phillip of the Liberty of the Tower of London,
canmaker, towards Margaret Boules.
Sess. Roll 560/10.
Sess. Reg. 2/444.
William Smyth and Robert Barnabie of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields,
locksmiths, for Oliver Jones of the same, currier, towards Joan
Nicholson of the same.
Certified into the King's Bench by writ of certiorari returnable in the quindences of St. Martin, 1617.
Sess. Roll 560/61.
Sess. Reg. 2/438.
Thomas Parrye of Westminster, tailor, and William Michael of
the same, for Mary, wife of John Davis of the same, to keep the peace.
"A voluntary recognizance to keepe the peace having a supersedeas".
Sess. Roll 560/93.
Sess. Reg. 2/442.
Robert Blumstead of Westminster, cooper, and Thomas Parkinson
of the same, for Thomas Heskett of the same, chandler, and Ann his
wife, towards Elizabeth, wife of William Smith of the same; and of
George Cole, tailor, and Edward Crookes, both of the same, for the
said Elizabeth towards the said Ann.
Sess. Roll 560/98, 100.
Sess. Reg. 2/442.
William Waverley, citizen and merchant-tailor of London [William
Manerley of the Strand, upholsterer], and Peter Pory of the City of
London, leatherseller, for William Brookes, citizen and merchanttailor of London [of the Strand, upholsterer], towards Charles Cossey
of the City aforesaid, haberdasher.
The said Brookes respited to the next; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 560/114.
Sess. Reg. 2/438, 447.
George Hutchenson [Hutchinson] of Golding Lane, pinmaker,
for assaulting and beating Simon Jefferson at St. Giles'-in-the-Fields,
so that he despaired of his life.
Prosecutor:— Helen Boobey.
Sureties:— William Ardington of St. Bride's, girdler, and Jeremiah Fisher of St. Sepulchre's, pinmaker.
Sess. Roll 560/41, 160.
Sess. Reg. 2/438.
John Archer of Old Brentford, tapster, being assembled together
with other malefactors unknown to the number of eighteen persons
at the same, for assaulting and beating Thomas Browne, Thomas
Collys, William Bryght and William Gomershall, so that they
despaired of their lives.
Acknowledged, fined 5s., and handed over further to prosecute his traverse with effect; discharged for a fine assessed and extracted.
Sureties:— Thomas Arnold of the same, innholder, Edward Tipper and William Warne of Holborn.
Sess. Roll 560/120, 161.
Sess. Reg. 2/443, 448.
24 April, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
William Ellis of Chancery Lane, gentleman, Roger Dowse of the same [Shire Lane], blacksmith, Roger Barber [Barbour] of the same [St. Dunstan's-in-the-West], cordwainer, and William Hawes of the same, shoemaker, all for making an armed and forcible entry into the house of John Jackson, gentleman, at the same, assaulting Elizabeth, wife of the said John Jackson, and Violet Jackson, then being in the said house, and expelling them from possession of the same house and keeping them so expelled for the space of six hours.
Prosecutors:— Robert Clarke, John Bylling and John Yardley of Chancery Lane, gentleman.
The said Dowse handed over in bail to John Tompkins of Shire Lane, gunmaker, and John Stone of the same, citizen and cordwainer of London, and the said Barber handed over in bail to Thomas Collis of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, barber, and Thomas Alredd of [blank], citizen and barber-surgeon of London, both for refusing to serve the warrant of Anthony Benn, esquire, Recorder of the City of London, and for other seditious speeches.
Sess. Roll 560/31, 82, 83, 162.
G.D.R. 2/129d, 130.
1 December, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Joan, wife of Ralph Burley of Islington, alehouse-keeper [brewer], for being a common scold and disturber of the peace at the same and elsewhere in the country.
Forasmuch as great complaint was made unto this Court of the continual disorder and ill government used in the house of the said Ralph, and for that his wife stands indicted for a common scold; It is therefore ordered that the said Ralph shall be from henceforth suppressed from keeping any more a victualling-house within this country, and that the constables of Islington next adjoining do make known the same unto the said Burley, and by virtue hereof do prohibit him from keeping any more alehouses, and if after such prohibition he do continue that he be thereupon brought before the justices to be proceeded withall according to the Statute in that case provided. At the next General Sessions the said Burley indicted for selling drink contrary to the justices' order after sufficient warning.
Prosecutors:— Mary Knevett, Richard Sproson.
Sureties for the said Joan:—William Gybbons of Shoe Lane, leatherseller, and Reginald Slater of Pie Corner, grocer.
Sess. Roll 560/163.
Sess. Roll 561/99.
Sess. Reg. 2/445–6, 454.
P.R.B. 1/112, 112d.
24 July, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Thomas Tucker [Tukker] of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and John Wilkinson [Wilkenson] the younger of Upton near Windsor [Upton cum Chalvey], co. Buckingham, for breaking into and "attemptinge to robbe the Kings pay howse at Whythall", about ten o'clock at night, in the said parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.
Both at large; to stand to the order of the Court; process.
Prosecutors:— Richard Schooley [Scowley], Brian Simpson and Edward Harris.
Sureties:— John Powell of St. Martin's aforesaid, Robert Bowld of St. Olave's, Southwark, draper, John Holds of Holborn and John Wilkinson the elder of Upton aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 560/19, 20, 150, 164.
Sess. Reg. 2/443.
Christopher Thacker of Hackney for assaulting and beating
Edward Willoughby [Willoby], surgeon, in the King's highway at
the same, and for giving him a grievous wound in the head whereof
he was in great danger.
Acknowledged, fined 5s., and handed over further.
Sureties:— Henry Haynes and Richard Haynes, gentlemen, and Francis Lombley, farrier, all of the same.
Sess. Roll 560/134, 165.
Sess. Reg. 2/442, 448.
Stephen Smith of Westminster, waterman, being one of the inhabitants of the same lawfully required and summoned by Giles Horne
[Herne], one of the constables of the same, to watch and ward at the
same according to the laws and customs of this realm of England, for
obstinately and contemptuously refusing to watch and ward, and for
abusing the said Giles in the execution of his office.
Acknowledged, fined 10s.
Surety:— Peter Beard of the same, cordwainer.
Sess. Roll 560/103, 166.
Sess. Reg. 2/441.
Thomas Beadman of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, vintner, for refusing
to aid the abovesaid Giles Horne, being required so to do in the
King's name, and for striking the said Giles in the Execution of his
office at the same, so that he despaired of his life.
Acknowledged, fined 2s., paid to the Sheriff in Court.
Sureties:— Thomas Cock of St. Martin's aforesaid, grocer, and Richard Woodward of the same, vintner.
Sess. Roll 560/105, 167.
Sess. Reg. 2/441.
Thomas Harwell of Whitechapel, gardener, for assaulting and
beating Griffin Madder [Mather], headborough of the same, in the
execution of his office of keeping the peace, and greatly and injuriously
hindering him in the execution of his office, and refusing to obey him.
Acknowledged, fined 5s., paid to the Sheriff in Court.
Sureties: — William Herring, goldsmith, and Richard Feelder, carpenter, both of the same.
Sess. Roll 560/128, 169.
Sess. Reg. 2/440.
Richard Wrightson of Chelsea, tailor, for being a common
disturber of the peace at the same.
Acknowledged, fined 5s., and handed over further to answer his manifold misbehaviours objected against him by his neighbours.
Prosecutor:— Andrew Clarke.
Sureties:— James Williams [Gwilliams] of Westminster, gentleman, William Johnson of Wandsworth, co. Surrey, tailor, and Richard Morgan of St. John Street, tailor.
Sess. Roll 560/104, 170.
Sess. Reg. 2/441, 448.
Mark Talbott [Tawbott] of the Strand for breaking into a shop
belonging to John Swanson, adjoining and belonging to the house of
Gilbert Wright, situate at the Strand aforesaid, about one o'clock at
night, putting the said Gilbert and all his household in fear of their
lives, and stealing "one taylers bodkyn" worth 1d. and one Knife
worth 1d., belonging to the said Swanson; and for breaking into a
shop belonging to Thomas Greene of Drury Lane, adjoining and
belonging to the said house of the said Gilbert, with intention to rob
the said Thomas.
On the first charge, not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony to the value of 2d., no goods, to be whipped; on second charge not guilty.
Prosecutors:— Giles Godfrey of St. Clement Danes, barber, George Brickwell [Britwell] of the same, sealmaker, Elizabeth Swanson of Seacoal Lane, Dorothy Perkins of Fleet Street, spinster, servant to Richard Watson, silkman, Agnes, wife of the said Thomas Greene, Thomas Farr of Chancery Lane, gentleman, William Bull of St. Clement Danes and Cornelius Hudson of the same, shoemaker, all of whom are to indict and give evidence against the said Mark for several felonies and burglaries by him committed in the shops of the said Elizabeth Swanson and Agnes Greene, and for taking away certain goods from thence, as also for stealing a velvet cape for a cloak and other things from one Mr. Steevens, and further being suspected to have stolen a velvet cloak from Mr. Camell, and also two waistcoats from the said Richard Watson and Dorothy Perkins.
Sess. Roll 560/71, 173, 174, 201.
John Webb, Thomas Harrison alias James alias Gunn and John
Brey [Bray] of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, for stealing one cloak worth
6s., "one barbors bason" worth 12s. and one pewter quart pot worth
6d., belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
All guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutors:— Thomas Palmer, John Skingly.
Sess. Roll 560/175, 201.
Richard Bannester, John Duncombe [Dunkyn] alias Butterfeild
and William Miller of Hackney, labourers, for breaking into the house
of Thomas Marshe of the same, esquire, at the same, about twelve
o'clock at night, putting the said Thomas and all his household in
fear of their lives, and stealing nine pewter dished worth 5s., one
cloak worth 30s., one jerkin worth 5s., one table-cloth worth 5s.,
one towel worth 12d., four table-napkins each worth 6d., two books
worth 20s., two pairs of boots worth 8s. and two hats worth 2s.,
belonging to the said Thomas.
All not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seek the book; the said Richard and John do not have it because had it before, therefore to be hanged; the said William reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:— William Elder, Thomas Cooper of Cow Cross, cook, George Shelley and John Shelley of Hackney, Edmond Taylor of St. James', Clerkenwell, miller [loader], and Juliana Clapton of the same, widow.
The said Edmond also bound to give evidence against Thomas Benton for receiving stolen goods from the said Bannester, Duncombe and Miller, and for abetting and comforting them in the said felony committed in the house of the said Marshe.— bridges of St. Albans, co. Hertford, brewer, bound in £20 to — the said Thomas Benton to his master.
The said Edmond committed by the Court for buying stolen goods, respited for sureties for good behaviour, and handed over to the next in bail to Thomas Roberts, porter, and Thomas Vawdrey, miller, both of St. James' aforesaid; at the next came and was discharged; the said Benton delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 560/72, 137, 146, 147, 176, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 127d, 128d, 130, 132.
Alice Blachett [Blatchett] of Stepney [Whitechapel], widow,
[Honor Elvesley of the same, spinster, deleted] and Thomas Gatonbye
of the same, labourer, for stealing a copper kettle worth £3, belonging
to James Edwards of Wapping, mariner, which was found in the
house of the said Alice.
The said Thomas not guilty, respited without bail; committed by the name of John Gatonby; the said Honor found no true bill, delivered by proclamation; the said Alice, at the Sessions of Goal Delivery held on 3 October, 15 James I [A.D. 1617], found not guilty and discharged by verdict. John Tomson [Thompson] alias Gatenby, indicted by the name of Thomas Gatonbye, respited without bail; at the next Sessions John Gatewood alias Gatonby found not guilty of a copper kettle of a man unknown.
Let a writ of restitution be made by order of the Court directed to Paul Smith of Whitechapel, gentleman, at the request of James Edwardes, as appears by a writ signed by Sir Anthony Benne, knight, Recorder of London.
Prosecutors:— Thomas Buckett [deleted], John Newton.
The said Paul bound over for the said Alice to appear, and both are to prosecute the said Thomas Gatonbye at the next for the felony whereof he is further accused by the said Paul.
Sess Roll 560/129, 178, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 127d, 128d, 130, 131, 132.
22 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
John Holden [Heldon] of High Holborn for stealing a cloak worth 2s., belonging to Richard Boulton [Burton] of Chancery Lane, at High Holborn aforesaid.
Detained in gaol at the last Sessions, respited for sureties to appear at this; found guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped, and respited to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 559/113, 176.
Sess. Roll 560/179.
G.D.R. 2/123d, 128.
Jane Davyes [Davis] of Highgate, spinster, for stealing three
flaxen sheets each worth 2s., two waistcoats worth 12d. and two
kirtles each worth 2s., belonging to John Hyde of East Barnet, co.
Hertford, at Highgate aforesaid.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped, and respited to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 560/157, 180, 201.
Thomas Darby of St. John Street for stealing two brown cows
each worth 40s., belonging to George Burton of Chingford, co.
Essex, at St. John Street aforesaid; and of Robert Michell and Edward
Marshall of the same, butchers, for receiving and helping him after
the said felony.
The said Thomas guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not have it because had it before, therefore to be hanged; the said Robert and Edward at large.
Sess Roll 560/149, 181, 201.
George Heard [Herde] and William Traherne of Hackney for
stealing three smocks worth 6s., a shirt worth 4s., a table-cloth
worth 12d. and a pillow-beer worth 12d., belonging to Ann
Both guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped; the said George respited to the House of Correction.
Prosecutors:— John Snape, Robert Fowler of Hackney, [Robert White, deleted].
Sess. Roll 560/110, 182, 201.
Edward Southwell of St. John Street for stealing £9 in money
belonging to John Baldwyn, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged because of a robbery in the highway in another county, but respited after judgment.
Prosecutors:— Thomas Moore, Griffin Morris, Luke Lee.
Sess. Roll 560/183, 201.
12 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Richard Woolfe of Kensington for assaulting Thomas Harding at the same, and striking him upon the right arm with an iron pike, which the said Richard then and there held in his right hand, giving him a wound half an inch long and one inch deep, by reason of which wound the said Thomas lost a great quantity of blood so that he despaired of his life.
Prosecutors:— Robert Roughburrow, Richard Cotterell.
Sess. Roll 560/184.
George Harbich [Harbytche] of Stoke Prior, co. Worcester,
miller, for stealing a roan mare worth 50s., belonging to Henry
Harbyche, at St. Giles'-in-the-Fields.
Guilty, no goods, but respited to prison without judgment.
Prosecutors:— Thomas Stokes [Stoakes] of Eastcheap, butcher, and William Meere of "Tarbick" [? Tardebigg], co. Worcester, "wayneman".
Sess. Roll 560/115, 185, 201.
Robert Sewer of Tottenham for stealing a bay mare worth 40s.,
belonging to Richard Wood of Lambeth Dean, co. Surrey, labourer,
at Tottenham; and of Benedict Dennis [Dennys] of Stepney, tailor,
for receiving and helping him after the said felony.
The said Robert not guilty; the said Benedict deleted, and also bound over to give evidence against the said Robert; the said Richard also charged with stealing a bay mare.
Sess Roll 560/66, 109, 186.
G.D.R. 2/128, 129.
Charles Markingdaill [Markindale] of Westminster, labourer, forstealing a grey mare worth 40s., belonging to Matthew Head, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutor:— William Rogers.
Sess. Roll 560/187, 201.
John Avery of Finsbury for stealing a black cow worth £3,
belonging to John Prudden, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:— Richard Prudden, William Richardson of the Stand, labourer, William Godney.
Sess. Roll 560/156, 188, 201.
Matthew Hitchcocke [Hytchcocke] of St. Bartholomew's, London,
being a common informer, under colour and pretext of certain
informations exhibited by him against Richard Martin, William
Freelove the younger and William Freelove the elder of Kilburn,
for divers offences against the penal laws supposed to be committed
or perpetrated by them at the same, for making a composition with
them and receiving 7s. from the said Martin, 18s. 4d. from the said
Freelove the younger and 18s. from the said Freelove the elder, by
way of composition, without the order or consent of any Court of
the lord the King at Westminster.
Guilty, has judgment to be set upon a horse with his face to the horse's tail and to ride to the pillory, and there to stand two hours in the open market with a paper upon his head inscribed "for uniust compounding upon severall informacons without lycence," and to pay £10 for a fine, and respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Francis Smithe and Ralph Povey committed by the Court because they did not bring forth the said Matthew as they had undertaken; delivered by proclamation.
Sess Roll 560/189–91, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 128.
George White alias Whitehead, Richard Hickman alias Richman
and Ann Lovelocke, spinster [wife of Edward Lovelocke], all of
Whitechapel, for an unlawful and riotous assembly at the same, and
for riotously assaulting and beating divers boys at the same, to wit
James Harrison, Michael Harrison, George Harrison, Thomas Ivatt,
William Muffett and William Barton, the said Ann threatening the
said boys with a knife in her hand.
The said White not guilty of riot, guilty of assault, fined 40s., and respited for sureties for good behaviour; at the next came and was discharged upon affidavit filed; the said Hickman and Lovelocke not guilty.
Prosecutors:— Ann Wood, William Spickernell of St. Olave's in Mark Lane, shoemaker, and Thomas Charlesworth of All Hallows-the-Great in Thames Street, citizen and clothworker of London.
Sureties:— Edward Lovelock of Whitechapel aforesaid, citizen and fishmonger of London, Abraham Hose of the same, William Wheateley of St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, citizen and carpenter of London, Thomas Ricards of All Hallows-the-Great in Thames Street, citizen and clothworker of London, and Henry Bond of Whitechapel aforesaid, citizen and clothworker of London.
Sess. Roll 560/79–81, 85, 192.
G.D.R. 2/128, 129d, 130, 132.
Simon Reade of Clerkenwell, tailor, for assaulting and beating
Joan Cooke at the same, so that she despaired of her life.
Acknowledged, fined 20s., respited for sureties for good behaviour, and committed to Flamstead, the keeper of the gaol of Newgate.
Prosecutor:— Alice Penrose of the same, spinster.
The said Alice and Mary Kaye of the same, spinster, bound over to keep the peace towards the said Simon.
Sureties for the said Simon.—Thomas Tailor of Clerkenwell, tailor, and Henry Terryll of the Charterhouse, tailor.
For the said Alice and Mary:—Thomas Browne of Clerkenwell aforesaid "musicioner", Richard Hill, porter, and Richard Hardwicke, nailer, both of the same, and Henry Sulley of Islington.
Sess Roll 560/142–4, 193.
Sess. Reg. 2/439, 440.
Nicholas Thompson of the Strand, labourer, for stealing three
shirts each worth 4s. and one smock worth 3s., belonging to James
Sampson of St. Clement Danes, tailor; and also for stealing three
ruff-bands each worth 4s., belonging to Henry Walker of the
same, barber, the which parcels of linen were stolen out of the backside of the Right Honourable the Lord Thomas Howard.
On first charge guilty to the value of 6d.; on second charge guilty to the value of 5d., no goods, to be whipped; respited to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 560/125, 194, 201.
Thomas Carswell of Willesden, labourer, John Jobson, tailor, and
Richard Cunney, barber-surgeon, both of the same, for breaking into
the house of Susan Nockes [Nokes, Nookes] of the same, widow, at
the same, about four o'clock in the afternoon, no person being in
the said house, and stealing four women's gowns worth £5 10s., one
woman's kirtle worth 20s., three yards of cloth worth 10s., one
waistcoat worth 10s., one cloak worth 5s., "one paire of womens
bodies" worth 3s., one pewter cup worth 4d. and 2s. 6d. in money
in a chest, belonging to the said Susan; also one woman's kirtle worth
10s. belonging to Ann Nockes, being in the said house.
The said Thomas and John guilty, no goods, to be hanged; the said Richard not guilty.
Prosecutors:— John Treacher [deleted], John Stracher [Strachey] the younger of Acton.
Sess Roll 560/121, 122, 195, 201.
Sarah Charelsworth [Charlesworth] alias Cooke of St. Giles'-inthe-Fields, spinster, for stealing a hat worth 5s., two petticoats worth
40s., "a paire of whalebone bodyes" worth 3s., "a savegard"
worth 8s., an apron worth 7s., a waistcoat worth 6s., a pair of stockings
worth 2s., a pair of shoes worth 18d., a pair of gloves worth 5s., a
gold ring worth 12s., a ruff-band worth 8s., a stomacher worth 18d.
and "one handkercher" and 2s. 5d. being in the same, belonging
to William Hoskins [Hodskins, Hoskyns], at the same.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged; seeks benefit of the belly, but the jurors say that she is not pregnant, therefore to be hanged.
Prosecutors:— Thomas Baker, John Baker, Helen Hodskins.
Sess. Roll 560/171, 196, 201.
16 August, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Thomas Ellis of Islington for stealing a grey gelding worth £3, one bridle worth 6d., one saddle worth 5s., one pair of boots worth 3s., one pair of spurs worth 3d. and one sword worth 5s., belonging to Edmund Moore of the same, gentleman; and for stealing, on 26 August, a grey gelding worth 40s., belonging to George Dorrington of the same, esquire, both at the same.
On first charge not guilty; on second charge guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Sess Roll 560/114, 177, 197, 201.
James Rawlins of Chelsea, Ann his wife, and Thomas Wells of the
same for breaking into the house of Sir Arthur Gorge, knight, at the
same, about one o'clock at night, putting the said Sir Arthur and all
his household in fear of their lives, and stealing one silver chafing dish
worth £7, one carpet worth £3, one other Turkey carpet worth 40s.,
five cushions worth £4, one grogram cloak worth 50s., one Bible
worth 5s., a Book of Common Prayer worth 3s. and one bell worth
10s., belonging to the said Sir Arthur.
The said James guilty, no goods, to be hanged; the said Ann not guilty; the said Thomas at large, process.
Prosecutors:— Francis Sute, John Tucker, Agnes Newman, Thomas Sidney [Sydney] of Chelsea aforesaid, Elizabeth Welles.
The said Thomas Sidney bound to give evidence against Elizabeth Welles, who is charged with James and Ann Rawlins instead of Thomas Welles. The said Elizabeth delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 560/153, 198, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 127d.
5 July, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Robert Purefrey [Purfrey] of Drury Lane, gentleman, for stealing one man's gown worth 30s., one beaver hat worth 10s., one black cloak lined with velvet worth £15, one velvet cloak lined with sables worth £30, one cloth cloak lined with unshorn velvet worth £10, one russet cloth cloak lined with russet velvet worth £10, one silk grogram cloak worth £10, one other cloth cloak lined with velvet worth £5, two pairs of silk stockings worth 30s., one nightcap worth 20s., one bag embroidered with gold worth 10s., a silver basin and ewer worth £9 and a silver "standishe" worth 10s., belonging to Sir Thomas Walsingham, knight, the elder; also one black silk grogram cloak worth 30s., belonging to Sir Thomas Walsingham, knight, the younger.
Not guilty, but respited for sureties for good behaviour; at the next respited to the House of Correction.
Prosecutor:— Ann Sympson.
Sess Roll 560/199, 201.
G.D.R. 2/127d, 130d.
Matthew Winchenton detained in the gaol of Newgate for divers
misdemeanours; delivered by proclamation.
Richard Foutted detained for suspicion of felony; respited without bail to the next at the instance of Edmund Moore of Islington, gentleman; at the next delivered by proclamation.
Margery Robertes detained for wounding Joan Fowler; delivered by proclamation.
Richard Stanton detained for divers misdemeanours; respited to the order of the Attorney-General and Solicitor of the lord the King and the Lieutenant of the Tower of London; at the next respited to the said Attorney-General and Solicitor and other Commissioners in this behalf; at the Sessions held on 4 December respited for sureties to perform the order of the Lord Chief Justice.
William Covill detained in gaol; respited to the order of the Lord Chief Justice; at the next two Sessions respited likewise.
Anthony Malthrupp [Melthruppe] detained for divers misdemeanours; delivered by proclamation.
Lowrie Griffith and Philip Williams detained by warrant of Henry Harriott, coroner, for suspicion of murder; respited without bail; at the next delivered by proclamation.
Thomas Hanby and John Hanby detained by warrant of Sir Thomas Coventry, knight, for treason; respited without bail; at the next respited to the order of Edmund Doubleday, esquire.
Nathaniel Brigges for robbing Elizabeth Peniston in the King's highway; respited to Surrey, not guilty.
John Evans and Ann Evans for a parcel of silver called a trencher plate of the Lady Anderson; respited without bail; at the next found not guilty.
Thomas Fennycke for a mare; delivered by proclamation.
John Tailor for silver spoons; respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Edward Caldicott, indicted in London and Middlesex; delivered
Stephen Holden, — delivered by proclamation.
Elizabeth Baxter, indicted in London.
John Heldyn, indicted in London.
William Goddard, respited to the former order.
Sess. Roll 560/201.
G.D.R. 2/127, 127d, 128, 130d, 131d, 134.
SESSIONS REGISTER. VOLUME II.
p.438. Robert Pearson of Hoxton, victualler, for abusing Mr. Weall and Mr. Capell of Hoxton and three several gentlewomen, being in their company, with very unseemly and disgraceful words, calling them knaves, and giving the gentlewomen very unseemly and disgraceful speeches not to be endured.
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Reignoldes of Ship Yard in St. Clement Danes, cutler [of St. Clement Danes, spinster], for a common scold; certified into the King's Bench by writ of certiorari returnable in the octave of Michaelmas, 1617; handed over further in bail to Matthew Berye of the same, gentleman, and John Carrington of Fleet Lane, tailor, to appear at the next and be of good behaviour (and P.R.B. 1/112 and G.D.R. 2/130, 132).
Bartholomew Foxe of Hackney, victualler, suppressed by the Court for entertaining and [blank] the Watch in his house drinking and taking tobacco all night long, and for denying the headborough, being asked for.
William Oakley, servant of nobody, taken the last night with twelve in his company by the headborough at two o'clock in the night, with truncheons in the fields; committed to the House of Correction by the said chief pledge.
PROCESS REGISTER BOOK OF INDICTMENTS. VOLUME I.
GAOL DELIVERY REGISTER. VOLUME II.
f.130. It is ordered at this Sessions, in regard of the late disorder done by the prisoners in the common gaol of Newgate, that if any prisoner who hath heretofore been a mutineer in the gaol shall hereafter come into the gaol, or if any other person shall hereafter make any mutiny in the gaol of Newgate, at the very first beginning of such mutiny they shall be kept as close prisoners and not permitted to have any liberty of the gaol, without expecting further order or direction in this behalf.