Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1557

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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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29-33

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1557', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 29-33. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65927 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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1557

22 January, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Inquest held before Sir Robert Rochester knt. coroner &c. on view of the body of John Harres, late of the city of Westminster, there lying dead: With the Jurors' Verdict that, on the night of the said day, between the hours of six and seven, the said John Harres being drunk (existens ebrius), whilst walking "et vadens per alveum molendarii Abbatie beati Petri Westmonasterii vocatum the Abbey mylne dame . . . . subito et improviso sespitabat titubabat et cadebat in aquam Aluei molendinarii predicti . . . . racione ebrietatis sue predicte"; the result being that he was then and there drowned in the mill-dam. G. D. R., 28 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

2 February, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Todington co. Midd. in a certain meadow near the Thames, Robert Mareshall, late of Kingston-upon-Thames laborer, assaulted William Lancaster and murdered him by giving him divers mortal wounds with "an hedginbyll," of which wounds he then and there died instantly; and that, having so murdered him, the said Robert Mareshall threw the body of the same William Lancaster into the said river. Robert Mareshall put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. I. R., 7 April, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

4 February, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Southmymes co. Midd. on the said day, John Pears alias Bote alias Phillippes and George Shurley, both late of London yomen, stole a parcel-gilt silver chalice worth four pounds, a vestment called "an albe" worth five pounds, another vestment called "an albe" worth five pounds, another vestment called "a decon" worth forty shillings, an ornament called "a corporas case" worth four shillings, a covering called "a coporas clothe" worth sixteen pence, of the goods and chattels of the parishioners of Hadenham co. Bucks, in the keeping of George Colyngridge and Robert Viner wardens of the parish church of Hadenham aforesaid. John Pears and George Shurley put themselves 'Guilty,' and were sentenced to be hung. I. R., 7 April, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

10 March, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, William Wickes late of London yoman and Elizabeth Gondye late of the same place spinster, made and counterfeited of false metals viz. "de cupro ere et alcumina" five several coins in the likeness of the current coins of the aforesaid King and Queen called "half shillinges," and having so made the said false coins uttered them on the aforesaid day to Thomas Bragg of Kensington yoman.—Memorandum at the foot of the bill that, on being brought to trial on 2 December, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary, they were found guilty of uttering, but acquitted of making the said false coins: the judgment (delivered on 7 January 4 & 5 Philip and Mary) being that they should forfeit all their goods, chattels, lands and tenements and remain in prison during . . . . With further memorandum, on the dorse of the bill, that at the Session held at Fynnesbury, 31 August 1 Elizabeth, before Ralph Chomeley and John Southcott serjeant-at-law, and Robert Chidley and John Marshe esqs., the aforesaid William Wickes and Elizabeth Gondye pleaded the Queen's General pardon, and prayed successfully that it might be allowed to them. I. R., . . . 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

28 March, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Robert Whorlpole late of Chippingbarnet co. Midd. yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Robert died in the gaol on the said day, by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 7 April, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

5 April, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of John Semer late of Newbery co. Book. gentleman: With Verdict that the said John died in the gaol on the 4th inst., by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 7 April, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

19 April, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at Clerkenwell co. Midd. on view of the body of Richard Greynfylde late of the same parish, there lying dead: With Verdict that, at the said parish on the aforesaid day, the said Richard committed suicide by throwing himself "in aquam vulgariter vocat' Clarken Well" in the said parish and thus of his own will drowning himself. G. D. R., 28 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

25 April, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, Anthony Leigh late of London gentylman, and Edward Bray late of Pavenham co. Bedd. gentylman, at about the second hour of the night of the aforesaid day broke burglariously into the mansion-house of William Longe at the parish of Savoye co. Midd., and put Charles Draper and Richard Lambe, servants of the same William Longe there being, in great fear, and stole therefrom five parcel-gilt silver goblets worth eighteen pounds four shillings and six pence, "et vnum ciphum argenteum deauratum vocatum a bowle of syluer all gilte" worth four pounds and sixpence, of the goods and chattels of the said William Longe at the parish of Savoye aforesaid. G. D. R., 28 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

30 April, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Thomas Underwood late of London maryner: With Verdict that the said Thomas died in the gaol on the same day, by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 28 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

4 May, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem, taken at Harrow Hill co. Midd. on view of the body of Henry Slancke late of the said parish tayller; With Verdict that about 10 p.m. of the night of the 2nd inst. at the said parish, in a field there called Hill Close or Baken's Close, the said Henry Slancke at the instigation of the devil committed suicide, by hanging himself with a girdle, worth a farthing. G. D. R., 28 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary.

24 October, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisitionpost-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Katerine Edmonton late of Paddington spinster, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that she died on the 21st inst. within the gaol by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 30 March, 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

15 November, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, in Westminster Hall and in the Court of the Common Bench within the same hall, between ten and eleven a.m. of the said day, whilst the judges were there sitting, John Broke late of London gentleman stole a handkercher and twenty shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of William Smythe clerk. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that, on 2 Dec. 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary, John Broke put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read like a clerk, was burnt on the hand and delivered to the Ordinary. I. R., . . . . 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

17 November, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, in the highway at Maribone co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas (sic) Wentworthe gentleman, Hugh Lloyd yoman and John Eton yoman, all three late of London, assaulted William Wylson and robbed him of a dagger worth six shillings and eightpence. All three robbers put themselves 'Guilty,' and were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 13 Dec., 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

17 November, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, in the highway at Maribone on the said day, Francis (sic) Wentworth gentleman, Hugh Lloyde yoman and John Eton yoman, all late of London, assaulted William Wyllson, put him in fear of his life and robbed him of a dagger, worth six shillings and eightpence, of the goods and chattels of the same William Willson. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that all three defendants put themselves 'Guilty,' and had judgment. G. D. R., 13 Dec., 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

10 December, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Shordiche on the said day, Richard Pagett late of London yoman stole a bay mare worth forty shillings, a black leather saddle worth three shillings, and a bridle worth two shillings and three pence, of the goods and chattels of John Stevenson. Po se cul. G. D. R., 30 March, 4 & 5 Phil., and Mary.

18 December, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Holowaye co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Mason late of London yoman stole a coverlet for a bedd worth five shillings, two payres of shetes worth eight shillings, and two towelles worth twenty pence, of the goods and chattels of Hugh Payne. Po se cul. G. D. R., 30 March, 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.

24 December, 4 & 5 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Islyngton co. Midd. on the said day, John Nycols late of London yoman stole a bay mare worth twenty shillings, a black woollen-cloth coat worth eight shillings, two silver salts with silver covers worth four pounds, and a gold ring worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Robert Darrell. Po se cul. G. D. R., 30 March, 4 & 5 Phil. and Mary.