Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1550

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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2-7

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1550', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 2-7. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65920 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1550

— February, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at . . . . co. Midd. on view of the body of Robert Moygn alias Moune, "late dwellyng in the countie of Devonshire yoman," lying dead at Hackney: With Verdict that in the night of the 6th inst. the said Robert Moygn alias Moune was in God's and the King's peace at Hackeney, when Robert Hamlyng late of the said parish yoman assaulted the said Robert "gladiis et cultellis" and with malice afore thought slew and murdered him. G. D. R., 23 May, 4 Edward VI.

8 March, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, on the said day at Westminster co. Midd. to wit, in the court or hospice of the said Lord the king, John Keyffyn late of London yoman stole ten shillings in a purse from the person of John Rydgebell, serjeant of the Lord King. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Keyffyn was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 23 May, 4 Edward VI.

24 March, 4 Edward VI.—True bill that, at Highgate, co. Midd. on the said day, Antony Kendall of the said parish, yoman, obstructed a certain ancient public way within the Bishop of London's park, leading from Hyndon to Highegate, by enclosing the same way with ditches and fences and gates fitted with locks. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 4 Edward VI.

26 March, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, on the said day John Palmer of the parish of St. Clement-Danes, without the bars of the New Temple, hosyer, and his wife Catherine, unlawfully and by force took possession of a certain house in the said parish belonging to Sir William Paget, knt, Lord Paget of Beaudesert, and having so disseized the said Lord of the said house still keep him out of it. . G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.

6 April, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of the Stround co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Peter Apulgard, late of said parish, tapyster and servant of Henry Rolff of the same parish inholder; With Verdict that the said Peter Apulgard died in the hospice of the said Henry Rolff of "the pestylaunce or plagg" on 10 Nov., 3 Edward VI.—The greatness of the interval between the death and the inquest is noteworthy. G. D. R., 23 May, 4 Edward VI.

16 May, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stratford-Bowe on view of the body of Anthony Skeydall late of the said parish, maryner, there lying dead: With Verdict that on the 11th inst., Nicholas Vykkeres late of Popler yoman, alias Nicholas Vykkeres late the servant of Bartholomew Skerne of Popler gentleman, and of London citizen and merchant, was in God's and the King's peace, in the highway called Four Myle Strete at Bromeley co. Midd., when he was assaulted "gladiis et cultellis" by the said Anthony Skeydall; and that after vainly essaying to withdraw from his assailant, the said Nicholas Vykkeres, in lawful self-defence and for the preservation of his life, with a staffe gave the said Antony Skeydall on his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 12th inst. G. D. R., 23 May, 4 Edward VI.

10 June, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stratford Bowe co. Midd. on view of the body Ralph Crofte alias Croftes of the said parish maryner, alias Ralph Crofte or Croftes "one of the Kynges Maiesties Blake Balye" there lying dead: With Verdict that, about 9 p.m. of the 25th of May last past, the said Ralph Crofte was at Stratford Bowe in the highway, in God's and the King's peace, when Sebastian Gowtyer, John Pychen and John Dycker, all three late of Stratford Bowe maryners, assaulted the said Ralph with the intention of murdering him, and that John Gowtyer with his sword gave the same Ralph Crofte on the right side 'of his body a mortal blow, of which he then and there instantly died. G. D. R., 8 Aug., 4 Edward VI.

19 July, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Knyght-landes in the parish of Eston co. Midd., Thomas Lye late of London yoman stole a baye horse worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of John Savage gentleman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Lye was sentenced to be hung. G. D., . . . ., 4 Edward VI.

3 August, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Geoffrey Harryson, bailiff of the liberty of the city of Westminster, gentleman, by colour of his said office took extortionately from Margaret Bothe gentlewoman ten pounds in numbered money. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 4 Edward VI.

11 August, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stround co. Midd., on view of the body of John Chrystean alias Gyllman late of Stround aforesaid, yoman, alias John Gyllman Bachelar son of Thomas Gent "de Stround predicta" gentleman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, at about five p.m. of the 28th of July last past, the said John Chrystean was at Stround aforesaid in the highway, in God's and the King's peace, when Thomas Morecrofte, late of the parish of Stround aforesaid, yoman, alias Thomas Morecrofte one of the constables of the same parish of Stround within the liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster, assaulted the same John Chrystean "gladiis et cultellis" with the intention of murdering him, and with "a shorte dagger" gave him a blow, of which he then and there instantly died. G. D. R., 12 Sept., 4 Edward VI.

19 August, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Strond co. Midd. on view of the body of William Wreyke late of Islyngton labourer, there lying dead: With Verdict that on the 18th of July last past the said William Wreyke was at his dwelling-place at Islyngton in God's and the King's peace, when Elizabeth Wreyke late of Islyngton spynster came in upon him and assaulted him with intention of murdering him, and with her hands seized his neck, and strangled and broke his neck, so that he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 12 Sept., 4 Edward VI.

2 September, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Richard Davys and John Elwoode, both late of London yomen, broke into the dwelling-house of Barnard Sandeford clerk, and stole therefrom two double-gilt silver cups with one cover worth five pounds, a double-gilt silver 'salt' with a cover worth three pounds, three silver cups worth three pounds, a dozen spoons worth four pounds, a . . . . of worstede worth thirty shillings, and two rings worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Barnard Sandeford. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' both thieves were sentenced to be hung. G.D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.

3 September, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Seint Johnstrete co. Midd. on the said day, John Pylson clerk stole a whyte gelding worth three pounds six shillings and eightpence, a saddle worth four shillings, and a bridle worth two shillings and fourpence, of the goods and chattels of Christofer Tompson clerk. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Pylson was sentenced to be hung. G. D., . . . . Oct., 5 Edward VI.

6 September, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Endfeld co. Midd. on the said day, William Sartent late of Halywell gentleman and William Romford of Endfeld aforesaid, with divers unknown persons, made unlawful entry on a messuage belonging to William Budder and disseised him of the said messuage, and having thus expelled him from it unlawfully still keep him out of it. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 4 Edward VI.

24 September, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Northcette co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Phyllypps late of Breknoke co. Breknok in Wales gentleman, Morgan Thomas late of London boucher, and Lewis Joons late of Breknok aforesaid assaulted a certain unknown man, and that Morgan Thomas with a club gave the same unknown man on his head a mortal blow, pf which he then and there died instantly. G. D., . . . ., 4 Edward VI.

17 October, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Maribone co. Midd. on the said day, John Bennet and Robert Parsons, both late of London taylours, assaulted and beat John Awood and stole from his person five shillings of numbered money. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' John Bennet and Robert Parsons were both sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.

22 October, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Notynghyll co. Midd. on the said day, John Browne, Antony Browne, and . . . . Kyghley, all late of London yomen, assaulted Richard Felowe the servant of one Thomas Symeon at Notynghyll, beat and maltreated him so that his life was despaired of, and robbed him of forty-eight yards of linen cloth worth forty-seven shillings, twelve yards of hollande cloth worth twenty-four shillings, "iii dosens panni linei voc' osynbrigges ad valenciam xxis.", a piece of woollen cloth called "Browne freys" worth forty-five shillings, a piece of kanvas worth twenty shillings, "ii dosens caligarum voc' women's hose ad valenciam xxxiis.", and six yards of red woollen cloth worth eighteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Thomas. The three robbers put themselves 'Guilty': John Browne was reprieved without judgement; the other two were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.

1 November, 4 Edward VI.—True Bill that, at Charterous-lane co. Midd. in the night of the said day between ten and eleven p.m., Laurence Broun late of London maryner broke burglarionsly into the bedchamber of Thomas Breke gentleman (the said Thomas Breke and his family being in bed), and stole therefrom a linen handkerchief worth twelve pence, and an iron key worth eightpence. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Laurence Broun was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.

23 November, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Strond co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Malowe late of Estsmythefeld yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, about 4 p.m. on the 17th inst, a certain Simon Foggetour alias Wyllyams late of the said parish of Estsmythefeld maryner was at the same parish in God's and the King's peace, when Thomas Malowe "gladiis et cultellis" assaulted the same Simon Foggetour alias Wyllyams, who fled and withdrew himself from his assailant "vsque ad quandam paludem vocat' Cl . . . . Banke Payle situatam et existentem in communibus campis vocatis Whyte Chappell Feldes," beyond which he could not retreat without danger of his life; and that in the ensuing affray, thus forced upon him, the said Simon Foggetour, fighting in lawful self-defence and for the preservation of his life, with a knyfe gave Thomas Malowe on the left side of his body a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.

7 December, 4 Edward VI.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westminster on view of the body of Robert Hackett late of London "costermonger," at the said city of Westminster lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 25th of November last past and about 11 a.m. of that day, the said Robert Hackett was at Westminster in God's and the King's peace in a place called Thevyng Lane when he was assaulted "gladiis et cultellis" by John (sic) Lytell late of Westminster barbour who, with a certain sword called "a woodeknyfe," gave the said Robert Hackett on his left leg above the knee a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly.—Also, the True Bill against William (sic) Lytell for murdering Robert Hackett at the time and place and in the manner set forth in the Inquisition. Putting himself Guilty,' William Lytell was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 4 Edward VI.