Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1565

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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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52-56

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1565', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 52-56. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65934 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1565

23 January, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's-Daneswithout-the-bars of the New Temple co. Midd. on the said day, John Dull late of London yoman stole "unum annulum de auro vocat' a hoope of golde" worth twenty-four shillings, and seven shillings and ninepence in numbered money, of the goods and chattels and moneys of John Arnold. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Dull pleaded his clergy. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 7 Eliz.

12 February, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kentisstowne co. Midd. on the said day, John Cosen and Thomas Dight, both late of Islington yomen, broke into the close of Thomas Kerbie and stole therefrom two black steeres, worth fifty shillings each, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Earl of Sussex. Both cattle-stealers put themselves 'Guilty': John Cosen pleading his clergy was delivered to the Ordinary; judgment on Thomas Dight was deferred till the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 7 Eliz.

16 February, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Henry Livers, William Smyth and Thomas Marten, all late of London yomen, stole and carried off a silke hat worth thirteen shillings and eight pence, and a covering of linen cloth worth five shillings. All three admitted their guilt; whereupon Henry Livers was sentenced to be hung, but William Smyth and Thomas Marten, pleading their clergy and reading like clerks, were delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 7 Eliz.

24 February, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shordyche co. Midd. on the said day about eight a.m., Humfrey Perwige alias Peroge, of Hogsdon co. Midd. yoman, entered the church of Shordyche aforesaid in time of divine service, and irreverently disturbed and molested Nicholas Dangell alias Evans, the minister there constituted and, in the presence of all the parishioners there hearing the same divine service, called the same Nicholas "Vyle knave, Turd in the tethe knave," against the form of the statute in that case provided. G. S. P., . . . ., 7 Eliz.

" ", 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, a certain highway at Highegate Hill in the parish of Islington co. Midd., near the Spittelhouse there, is in decay and want of repair, and that the people of Islyngton ought and have been accustomed to repair the same way. G. S. P., . . . ., 7 Eliz.

18 May, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hownslowe co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Gregory late of Cheam co. Surrey laborer and Richard Hyde late of Ewell co. Surrey laborer stole fifteen wether sheep worth four pounds ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Walter Marchall, thirteen wether sheep worth fifty-three shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Blake, eight wether sheep worth thirty-six shillings and fourpence, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Killik, and six wether sheep worth twenty-four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Robert Shott. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' both sheepstealers were sentenced to be hung. But afterwards (it appears from a clerical note at the foot of the bill), at the Gaol Delivery of 20 Jan., 9 Eliz., it was adjudged that "Richard Hide iret inde sine die virtute actus libere perdonacionis de anno octavo Domine Regine nunc." G. D. R., 6 June, 7 Eliz.

31 May, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington in the night of the said day, Richard Haies late of London yoman broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Robert Pearce, and stole therefrom "sex paropsides vocat' platters de electro" worth eight shillings, five pewter dysshes (patinas de electro), a pewter bason worth two shillings, two vessels "de metallo vocat' Latton" worth two shillings and sixpence, . . . . pewter sawcers worth two shillings, two pewter pots worth three shillings and four pence, and two other pewter pots worth three shillings, a pewter cup worth twelve pence, another pewter cup worth sixpence, and a stone pott worth eightpence, of the goods and chattels of the same Robert Pearce; and That, knowing him to have perpetrated the said felony, Nicholas Procter late of London yoman received aided and comforted the said Richard Haies on the same day, after the commission of the said felony. Confessing the indictment, Richard Haies was sentenced to be hung. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Nicholas Procter asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 6 June, 7 Eliz.

10 June, 7 Elizabeth.—Bill that William Heyber, late of South Mymmes co. Midd. gentleman, at the parish of South Mymmes aforesaid took a blak garled cowe bullock worth sixteen shillings, and another blak garled cowe bullock worth sixteen shillings, and a dunne cowe bullock worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of George Joreston of Waltham Crosse in the parish of Cheston co. Hert. yoman, and kept the same three cowes from the said 10th of June until the following Easter, with the intention of defrauding the said George Joreston of them. Endorsed "Billa Vera for trespass." G. S. P. R., Easter, 8 Eliz.

26 June, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Sandon co. Essex on the said day, Thomas Blades late of London yoman stole two oxen of divers colours worth forty shillings each, and a cow "colons brandid" worth twenty-six shillings and eightpence, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Halliwell husbandman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Blades asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 13 July, 7 Eliz.

1 July, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Seynt John's Strete co. Midd. on the said day Robert Bockett of Fynnesbury bocher incited and caused John Jenkes, then in the service of Thomas Butterworth, to withdraw from the said service before the end of the term agreed upon between the said Thomas and John. G. D. R., 26 Sept., 7 Eliz.

18 July, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Westminster, John Bretheryck late of London yoman stole a black woollencloth tunic worth thirty shillings, "tres olas electri vocatas bowe pottes ad valenciam xviid.," three cusshions worth twenty shillings, an old Turky carpett worth five shillings, a black chamlet kyrtill trimmed with black velvet worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Anthony Silver. Po se cul ca null Sus. G. D. R., 10 Oct., 7 Eliz.

31 July, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shordiche co. Midd. on the said day, Edmund Owett gardener, Redmond Owett gardener and Christiana Owett spynster, all three late of Sowthewarke co. Surrey, assaulted a certain William Welshe, and that Edmund Owett aforesaid then and there with a staff gave the same William on his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 7th of August next following, and that Redmond Owett and Christiana Owett aided and abetted the said Edmund Owett, in thus murdering William Welshe. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' of murder, but 'Guilty' of homicide, Edmund was sentenced to be hung. Redmond and Christiana put themselves 'Not Guilty' and did not retract. G. D., . . . ., Eliz.

5 August, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in his dwelling-house at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, John Beamond assaulted Anne Sellett, an infant six years old, "et ipsam Annam . . . . contra voluntatem ejusdem Anne felonice rapuit et carnaliter cognovit." Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Beamonde asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 26 Sept., 7 Eliz.

7 August, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Maryat-Strande co. Midd. on the said day, Edith Sawnders late of London spynster stole a parcel-gilt goblett of sylver worth four marks, and six silver spoons worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Goldwell gentleman. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Edith Sawnders pleaded pregnancy. At a subsequent Session, held on 3 December 8 Elizabeth, a jury of matrons finding her pregnant, she was reprieved without sentence till she should be delivered of her child. At the Gaol Delivery held on 20 January 9 Elizabeth, before Christopher Draper, Mayor of the city of London, and other Justices, it was agreed that the aforesaid Edith Sawnders "iret inde sine die virtute actus libere per. donacionis di anno octavo domine Regine." G. D. R., 10 Oct., 7 Eliz.

9 August, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martyn's-in-theFields near Charing Crosse co. Midd. on the said day, William Bache late of London yoman stole a parcel-gilt silver goblet worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Ode of Milkstrete, London Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Bache asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 10 Oct. 7 Eliz.

20 August, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Heyes co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Nicholas Fox late of London yoman and Anne Robyns late of London spynster broke burglariously into the dwellinghouse of James Nellam, and stole therefrom two linen sheets worth fifteen shillings, two linen table-cloths worth five shillings, three table napkyns worth eighteen pence, three linen smockes worth three shillings, a linen shirt worth eighteen pence, "et quatuor ventralia vocat' aprons panni linei ad valenciam iiis.," of the goods and chattels of the said James Nellam. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Nicholas Fox was sentenced to be hung. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Anne Robyns pleaded pregnancy; and afterward, viz. at the Gaol Delivery of 3 Dec. 8 Eliz., she was found 'Not Pregnant' by a jury of matrons, and sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Oct, 7 Eliz.

24 September, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and at other times within the last two years Richard Wakefelde of Westminster has exercised the art of a carpenter, without having ever been an apprentice in the same. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 8 Eliz.

16 October, 7 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. James's Feldes in the parish of St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, Robert Egles, Edward Barrondine alias Barrington, and John Clerk, all late of London yomen, together assaulted Robert Bryan of London yoman, and then and there robbed him of a skye-culowered woollen-cloth cloak worth thirty-three shillings and fourpence, a sword worth six shillings and eight-pence, and a buckler worth six shillings and eight-pence, of the goods and chattels of John Litcott esq., in the custody of the same Robert Bryan. All three prisoners put themselves 'Guilty.' G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.

17 December, 8 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Thomas Madder late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas died within the gaol on the 15th inst., by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 19 Dec., 8 Eliz.