2 February, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johns Strete co.
Midd. on the said day, William Tylynge late of London gardener
stole six parcel-gilt silver spoons, worth fifty-four shillings, of the goods
and chattels of John Tasker of London yoman. Putting himself
'Guilty,' William Tylynge was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R.,
10 April, 12 Eliz.
15 March, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd.
on the said day William Chapman, late of London yoman stole a cloth
tunic "coloris shepes coller" worth . . . ., of the goods and
chattels of Francis Pigott; and "unum parr' caligarum panni lanei
coloris nigri vocat' a paire of breches ad valenciam iis., vnum parr'
calceorum ad valenciam viiid., et vnum al' parr' calceorum vocatorum
'pompes' ad valenciam viiid." of the goods and chattels of Roger
Bygges. Pleading 'Guilty,' William Chapman was sentenced to be
hung. G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
1 April, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd.
on the said day, Cecilia Barker widow, late of London spinster (vidua
nuper de London' spinster) stole a black cloth kyrtell, worth eight
shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Taylor. Putting herself
'Not Guilty' and holding to the plea, Cecilia Barker was acquitted:—
(Po se non cul' nec rec' Id' quiet'). G. D. R., 10 April, 12 Eliz.
— April, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the night of the
. . . . of the said month at . . . . co. Midd., Robert Devenshere late of London yoman broke burglariously into the house of
John Bamson, and stole therefrom a taffita halt worth ten shillings,
a felte hat worth two shillings, divers books worth four shillings, a
case full of Spanish nedels worth ten shillings, of the goods and
chattels of Anthony Ryngewood, and a quilte worth ten shillings, and
another coverlett worth ten shillings, and a pair of linen sheets, of
the goods and chattels of John Bamson. Robert Devenshire put
himself 'Not Guilty,' and did not retract. G. D. R., 10 April,
3 November, 12 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johns Strete
co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Williams late of London yoman
stole a pair of linen sheets worth four shillings, two tablecloths worth
three shillings, a linen towell worth twelve pence and "a paire of
gurnesey stockes," of the goods and chattels of Robert Bradforde.
Putting himself 'Guilty,' Richard Williams pleaded his clergy: Whereupon William Pickeringe, following in behalf of the Queen, said that
the prisoner was not entitled to the benefit of clergy, because under the
name of Richard Phillippes alias Williams late of London yoman,
for a certain felony committed by him at Highe Holbourne in former
time, he was convicted a clerk and being burnt on his left hand was
delivered to the keeping of the bishop of London, Ordinary of that
place. To this, the record of the conviction being produced, the prisoner
declared that he, Richard Williams now present, and the aforesaid
Richard Phillippes alias Williams in former time convicted of felony
were not one and the same person, but different persons, and begged
that on that matter it might be enquired by the country. On the day
appointed for this enquiry, Richard Williams having appeared under
the custody of the gaoler, and the jury sworn to ascertain the truth
having declared that the prisoner now present was the same person as
the Richard Phillippes alias Williams, in former time convicted of felony
and found to be a clerk, even as William Pickeringe had declared,
it was ordered by the Court that he should be hung. G. D. R., 1 Dec.,