Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1556

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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26-29

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1556', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 26-29. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65926 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1556

31 January, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at the town (apud villam) of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Geoffrey Condytt late of London yoman stole and took away a woman's russet frock worth five shillings, a linen apron worth a shilling, three linen rayles worth three shillings, found there and being of the goods and chattels of some unknown person. I. R., 21 Feb., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

19 February, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Wylgres late of the said city fyshemonger enticed a certain Thomas Pratt gentleman into playing unlawful and prohibited games, and played with him at the said games for a sum of four shillings and fourpence, he (the said Edward Wylgres) having with him in his left hand false dice that at every fall of the dice came forth at his pleasure; and that by secretly removing the true dice and play with these false dice, Edward Wylgres despoiled and defrauded Thomas Pratt of the aforesaid sum of four shillings and four pence. I. R. 4 March, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

22 February, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day, John Webbe yoman, John Smythe yoman, and Peter Harrison yoman, all three late of London, assaulted a certain Richard Lea on the highway at the Tyburne (apud le tyburne) in the parish of Paddington, and so beat, wounded and maltreated him that his life was despaired of, and then and there robbed him of a girdle worth two shillings, a dagger worth five shillings, "vnum galerum called a Spanyshe Felte" worth three shillings and four pence, and twenty shillings of numbered money in a leather purse worth one halfpenny. I. R., 4 March, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

7 March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at one a.m. in the night of the said day, William Tyndall late of Monken Hadleighe co. Midd. gentleman broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Isabell Rolf widow at Enfelde co. Midd., then being and resting in the said house, and stole therefrom a silver gilt girdle worth forty shillings, a pair of sylver hookes worth five shillings, "unam fibulam argenti" worth two shillings, two sylver pynnes worth five shillings, a silver ring worth two shillings and eightpence, two pairs of kerchers worth thirty shillings, two pairs of gloves worth six shillings, three linen handkerchers worth three shillings and four pence, three doble rayles worth fifteen shillings, a linen pillowbere worth sixteen pence, and ten pounds in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of the said Isabell Rolf; And Further that William Reynoldes of Monken Hadleighe aforesaid smyth, and John Joyner, alias Slyon, alias Jones of the same parish yoman, on the sixth day of March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary, were aiders and abettors to the said burglary. William Tyndall and John Slyon were sentenced to be hung: pleading his clergy, William Reynolds was burnt on the hand and delivered to the Ordinary. G. D., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

17 March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Kyngesland co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Baylie late of London yoman stole a bay horse, worth thirteen shillings and fourpence, of the goods and chattels of an unknown man. At the foot of the bill, a Memorandum that on his arraignment on 20th of April next following, Thomas Baylie put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, and was delivered to the Ordinary. I. R., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

21 March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at St. Martin's-in the-Fields co. Midd., on view of the body of Laurence Awnsell late of the said parish cobler: With Verdict that, on the 20th instant in his dwelling-house within the said parish, the said Lawrence Awnsell and his wife Elena Awnsell, otherwise styled Elena Awnsell spynster, exchanged bitter and exasperating words, by reason of which opprobrious speech they passed from words to blows and fought one another on equal terms (adtunc et ibidem pariter pugnabant), and that in the affray the said Elena, by the mis chance called Chance Medley, with a knife gave the said Laurence under his breast a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 20 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

24 March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Robert Eger, late of Hornettystell co. York yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Robert Eger died on the aforesaid day within the gaol by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 20 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

28 March, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Kentyshtowne on the said day, William White late of Watforde co. Midd., stole a gray gelding, of the goods and chattels of Anthony Townesley. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' William White did not retract; but all the same he had judgment. I. R., 30 June, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

7 April, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, George Abarrowe broke into the close and house of Robert Davys, and stole therefrom a grey gelding worth five pounds. Memorandum on the bill, that George Abarrowe put himself 'Guilty,' on his arraignment 20 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

21 April, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Ralph Hagas alias George Copley, there lying dead: With Verdict that the same Hagas alias Copley died on the said day within the gaol by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 20 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

21 April, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Cowley co. Midd. on the said day, James Priour late of the said parish yoman stole a brown cow worth thirty shillings, and a red cow worth thirtythree shillings and four pence, of the goods and chattels of John Amps of Barton co. Bedd. Taken at the Olde Wolstaple alias Woostaple, Westminster. With clerical Memorandum at the foot of the bill that afterwards, viz. on 1 May, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary, James Priour put himself 'Guilty,' had no chattels, asked for the book, read like a clerk, was burnt on the hand and delivered to the Ordinary. I. R., 24 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

. . . ., 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at Saynt Jones Strete co. Midd., Richard Washeburne late of Suckeley co. Hertford yoman stole a grey gelding, worth four pounds six shillings and eightpence, of the goods and chattels of William Bynt. Taken at Westminster before Justices (whose names are no longer legible on the wrapper of the roll) at the Olde Wolstaple in Westminster, on 24 April, 2 & 3 Phil. & Mary.—At the bill's foot a clerical memorandum that on the 6th of May next following, Richard Washeburne put himself 'Guilty,' had no chattels, and was sentenced to be hung. I. R., 24 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

27 May, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, within the liberty of the City of Westminster, on view of the body of Richard Egleston late of London marchaunte taylour, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 26th inst. at the said parish in a certain field called St. Martyn's Felde, Richard Egleston aforesaid was in God's and the Queens' peace, when John Hare late of Westminster yoman assaulted him, and murdered him by giving him with a sword under his breast a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 4 Sept., 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

23 June, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Highe Holborne on the said day, John Ryce late of Rysing co. Norfolk yoman and Cristofer Clerke late of Otley co. York yoman, stole a gray gelding worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of a certain unknown man. At the foot of the bill, this memorandum "Pr. Joh'es Ryce po se ve fa Cull ca null:—h' et judic' ad Sus' p' Coll."—"The aforesaid John Ryce puts himself 'Guilty' of the fact, has no chattels, has judgment to be hung by the neck." Similar memorandum touching Christofer Clerke. I. R., 30 June, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

25 August, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisitionpost-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Henry Kinge late of Westminster yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Henry Kinge died on the said day within the Gaol by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 4 Sept., 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

27 August, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at St. Giles's-without-Creplegate co. Midd., on view of the body of Robert Webberton inholder, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Robert Webberton on the 26th inst. died suddenly, whilst making hay in a certain field, called Fyve Acres Felde in the parish of Shorediche. G. D. R., 4 Sept., 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

12 October, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Shortdyche co. Midd. on the said day, William Lamberd late of London yoman stole a leather purse called "a lockt purse" worth two shillings, of the good and chattels of Richard Gylbye. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that at the Gaol Delivery of 11th of December next following, William Lamberd put himself 'Guilty,' and was reprieved; and that on the 16th day of the same December he was sentenced to be hung. I. R., . . . . 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.