2 January, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Blackwall co. Midd., Elizabeth Cholmeley late of London spynster stole a
gold ring worth thirteen shillings and four pence, a piece of gold called
a pistolate worth five shillings and eight pence, a woman's peticote
worth eight shillings, and a waistcoat of flanen worth twenty pence, of
the goods and chattels of Peter Hoker of London. Putting herself
'Guilty,' Elizabeth Cholmeley pleaded pregnancy. At the next session,
held on 20 February 4 Elizabeth, a jury of matrons having declared
her Not Pregnant, Elizabeth Cholmeley was sentenced to be hung.
G. D. R., 19 Jan., 4 Eliz.
19 January, 4 Elizabeth.—Memorandum that Thomas Hewys of
Middlesex yoman pleaded the Queen's pardon, granted to him under
the Great Seal on the 8th of the instant January, for killing Lewis
Howell, which homicide had been declared by a jury at the Gaol
Delivery held on 11 Dec. ult. to have been committed by the said
Thomas Hewys in self-defence, "et non per feloniam nec ex malicia."
G. D. R., 19 Jan., 4 Eliz.
12 February, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd.
on the said day, Roger Fenton of Seynt John's Strete co. Midd. inholder,
George Bennell of London yoman, William Bagnall of London hosteler,
Stephen Marvell of Seynt John's Strete aforesaid hosteler, Walter
Herberd of the same place bocher, and Anthony Gates of the same
place tapster, and some ten other disturbers of the peace, broke riotously into certain lands called the Mantells, lying and being in Islington, and there violently assaulted and beat John Cosyn and a certain
William Andrewes, servant of the same John Cosyn.—G. S. P. R.,
Easter, 4 Elizabeth.
30 April, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Martinin-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Rogers late of Westminster co. Midd. gentleman stole a horse, called "an hobbie" of
"sorrelld" color worth twenty pounds, and a sorreld gelding worth
thirteen pounds six shillings and eightpence, of the goods and chattels
of Henry Shelley at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields co. Midd.
G. D. R., 26 June, 4 Eliz.
25 May, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shorediche co. Midd. on
the said day, Peter Smythe late of London yoman stole a linen shirt
worth two shillings, and eighteen pieces of linen cloth worth five
shillings, of the goods and chattels of Henry Delatowres at Shorediche
aforesaid. At the foot of the bill, a Latin Memorandum running in
English thus:—"And the aforesaid Peter puts himself guilty with no
chattels, and asks for the book. But it is alleged for the Lady the
Queen that he for a certain other felony perpetrated by him elsewhere
was convicted, and therefore ought not to have benefit of clergy again.
And the said Peter says that he is not the same person &c. And he
asks that this may be enquired of by the country &c. And John Lee
for the Lady the Queen in this part follows. Therefore let there come
jurors on the 7th of September next coming; on which day the jury
demanded came, who being chosen and sworn &c. say upon their oath
that the aforesaid Peter is the same person who had in former time
benefit of clergy, and no other person. Therefore it was adjudged that
Peter Smythe should be hung." G. D. R., 26 June, 4 Eliz.
29 May, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Wapping co. Midd. on
the said day, Robert Hemynge, John Starky, Thomas Hemynge, and
Richard Dalysmythe, all of St. Katerynes co. Midd. yomen, with
certain persons unknown, broke riotously and by force in a certain
close of marsh, containing three acres of marsh-land, lying in the marsh
called Wallemarshe alias Wapping Marshe in the said county, pertaining
to Sir Thomas Wentworth knt., Lord Wentworth, and having expelled
the said Thomas Lord Wentworth from the said close still keep him
out of it. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 4 Eliz.
31 May, 4 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken
within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of William Wynchelowe
late of London yoman: With Verdict that the said William died on
the said day within the gaol, by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 26 June,
10 June, 4 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken
at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on view of the body of Griffin Jones
late of London yoman: With Verdict that, at the said parish on the
9th inst. about eight p.m., John Hedes alias Ap Rice late of the same
parish yoman slew and murdered the said Griffin Jones, by throwing a
dagger at him, so that the weapon gave him a mortal blow in the neck,
of which he then and there died instantly. Over the name of John
Hedes, a memorandum that he put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to behung. G. D. R., 26 June, 4 Eliz.
28 June, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fulham co. Midd. on
the said day about six p.m., John White late of Hammersmyth co.
Midd. yoman assaulted William Tomeson, and murdered the same
William by giving him with a forrest-bill on his left leg a mortal blow,
of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 7 Sept., 4 Eliz.
25 July, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islyngton co. Midd. on
the said day, Joan Miller late of the said parish stole a purse worth
twopence, and ten pounds in numbered money being in the same
purse, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Henry Millett. Over Joan
Miller's name, the memorandum "Po se eul ca null Et p'itauit qd est
p'gnans." She put herself 'Guilty,' had no chattels, and pleaded
pregnancy. G. D. R., 7 Sept., 4 Eliz.
12 August, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kensington co. Midd.
on the said day, John Home late of London taillour stole a gold necklace worth four pounds and a gold ring worth five shillings, of the
goods and chattels of Anthony Parkehurst gentleman. Putting himself
'Guilty,' John Home asked for the book, read like a clerk and was
delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 7 Sept., 4 Eliz.
22 August, 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Edgeware co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Wyythe gentleman and James
Morten yoman, both late of London, assaulted Thomas Wilkinson of
London citizen and poulter, and robbed him of a felt hatt worth three
shillings and fourpence, a russett-coloured cloak worth twenty shillings,
a sword worth six shillings, a handkerchief worth fourpence, a pair of
"boote hoosen" worth sixteen pence, a pair of bootes worth six
shillings, a pair of spurres worth eight pence, a browne-baye horse
worth four pounds, a saddle and bridle worth four shillings, a leather
purse worth twelve pence, and four shillings in numbered money, being
in the same purse. Over the name of each prisoner, the memorandum
"cognou' ind'cament' sus." Confessing the indictment, they were both
sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Sept., 4 Eliz.
— 4 Elizabeth.—True Bill that the inhabitants of the parish of
St. Clement Danes "extra barr' novi templi London co. Midd. infra
libertat' dne Regine Ducat sui Lancastr'" have had from 1 December
3 Elizabeth even till now in the said parish neither stockes nor a cage
nor buttes, as by the statute touching those matters they ought to