Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1571

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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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68-73

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1571', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 68-73. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65940 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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1571

4 March, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the night of the said day, Richard Hall yoman, Anthony Houghton yoman, John Hodgekynson taylor, and Anthony Powell taylor, all of Charterhouse lane co. Midd., with eight unknown disturbers of the peace, assembled riotously and, armed with clubs, knives, daggers and other weapons, exercised and took upon themselves the office of the constables of St. John's Strete, without the knowledge of the said constable, and made watches at Clerkenwell, and in the same watches made arrests of suspected persons, and then wilfully permitted the same suspected persons to escape. G. S. P. R., Easter, 13 Eliz.

21 March, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Eastsmythefelde co. Midd. on the said day, Francisca Tenche alias Lukar late of London spinster stole a linen sheet worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Reginald Hollingeworthe. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Francisca pleaded that she was pregnant. Afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery made on 30 June 14 Elizabeth she produced the Queen's pardon of her aforesaid felony, sealed with the Great Seal and dated 24 December last past, "quam sibi humiliter petit allocari, super quo consideratum est quod eat inde sine die." G. D. R., . . . .,14 Eliz.

1 April, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day, John Machell of Hackney gentleman removed and carried away a certain footbridge, lying between Tottenham Wilde Marshe and a piece of land called the Ney in the Queen's highway at Tottenham. G. S. P. R., Easter, 13 Eliz.

16 April, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day, the Lady Elizabeth Dennis of St. Johns Strete co. Midd. widow stopt and closed a certain ancient public footway, leading from St. Johns Strete aforesaid to St. Johns Lane. G. S. P. R., Easter, 13 Eliz.

20 April, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Helen, wife of Robert Norrys alias Okey of Saint Johnes Strete co. Midd. yoman, entertained persons of ill fame and kept ill order at the house of the said Robert in the said street. G. S. P. R., Easter, 13 Eliz.

29 May, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hoxton co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Stevens and John Bales, both of London tallow chaundlers, and Thomas Hadden of Hoxton co. Midd. monyer, made forcible and lawless entry on two messuages and two cottages and fifteen acres of land with appurtenances, being the freehold of Helen Harreyonge widow, and expelled the same Helen from them, and having so disseized her of them on the said 18th of May still keep her out of them. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

20 June, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Woxbridge co. Midd., Thomas Smythe of Wenloxbarne co. Midd. yoman, one of the Queen's takers and providers for wains and carts for ale and beer, by color of his office took extortionately five shillings of John Osmond, for the exoneration of the said John Osmond's wain: and also that in the same way and on the same day, he took and extorted thirteen shillings and eightpence at Ickenham co. Midd. from Thomas Nellam, and six shillings and eightpence at Ickenham from the aforenamed John Osmond. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

13 July, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Charterhouse co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Willowghbye late of London gentleman stole "vnam togam de mockadoe coloris blewe ad valenciam xls., vnum par' braccarum de coreo extract' cum serico coloris oerenge coller ad valenciam xls., vnam zonam de serico coloris purpell et ornatam cum argento," of the goods and chattels of Edward Deverox. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Willowghbye asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D., . . . ., 13 Eliz.

18 July, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Hakney in the highway leading between Kyngsland and Newyngton, John Sheppard alias Coxe late of London shomaker assaulted Thomas Ferrys a bocher, and gave him with "a meate knyfe" in the fore part of his body, on the left side of his breast, a mortal wound of which he then and there died instantly. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Sheppard was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . .,13 Eliz.

20 July, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, William Burte late of London yoman stole "unum par' caligarum vocatum a paire of man's hose extract' cum le mockadoe ad valenciam iijs. viiid., vnum gladium de ferra et calibe ad valenciam ijs. vid." of the goods and chattels of Thomas Mitton. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Burte was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Eliz.

20 August, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Woxbridge co. Midd. on the said day, Lewis Jones late of London yoman stole a green woollen-cloth cloak worth six shillings and eight pence, "unum diploidem de la canvas coloris yellowe ad valenciam iijs.," a woollen covering worth twenty pence, a pair of knives worth two pence, a felte hatt worth eight pence, a pillow worth eight pence, and thirteen shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of Hugh Nevill. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Lewis Jones was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Eliz.

23 August, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Phillipp late of London spinster stole three pieces of coined gold called soueraignes worth thirty shillings (tres pecias auri cuniat' Anglice voc' soueraignes ad valenciam xxxs.), two pieces of coined gold called Olde Angelles worth twenty shillings, and three pounds in numbered money, of the moneys of John Gatton. Elizabeth Phillipp put herself 'Guilty'; and afterwards at the Gaol Delivery of 3 Dec. 14 Eliz. she produced the Queen's special pardon under the Great Seal, dated 17 October 13 Eliz., which was allowed to her. G. D. R., . . . .,13 Eliz.

24 August, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Charterhowse Lane on the said day, William Whetley, late of London merchaunt tailor, stole and carried off a black woollen-cloth cloak worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of some unknown man, then in the keeping of John Postern at Charterhowse Lane. Pleading 'Guilty,' William Whetley was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 13 Eliz.

2 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kentyshetowne co. Midd. on the said day, Adam Chatterton late of London inholder diverted a certain water-course, that used to run from a certain spring at Hampsted through Kentyshetowne towards London. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

6 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, John Thrush e late of London woolpacker made two chanells called "a duble channell" in the King's Strete in Westminster, to the detriment and ruin of the same street; and That on the 11th of the next preceding August he stopt a certain water-course pertaining to John Gibbes, that ought to flow through the land of the same John Gibbes. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

8 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shordiche co. Midd. on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Ingram Jakson of Shordich aforesaid yoman entertained at his house vagabonds, suspected persons, masterless persons, and persons given to lust and luxury, to the evil and destructive example of their neighbours. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

16 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Henry Basse of the said parish butcher and his wife Elizabeth were, and that they still are, common disturbers of the peace, and promoters of discords likely to result in homicide. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

20 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clementes Danes co. Midd. on the said day, Timothy Doddersbye of Holbourne taylor, assaulted and beat Henry Reynoldes, one of the constables of the said parish of St. Clementes Danes, so that his life was despaired of. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

26 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Eastesmythefelde co. Midd., on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, William Blunt gentleman maintained in his house divers unlawful games, viz., "dice cardes and bowles," and received there divers persons of bad fame and conversation. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

26 September, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stratford-atBowe co. Midd. on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Richard Garnett of the said place vintener, kept ill order and rule in his dwelling-house, against the commands and admonition ofttimes given him by the constables there. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 13 Eliz.

29 October, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes without the Bars of the New Temple co. Midd., William Whenton and Lawrence Bell, both late of London yomen, stole a silver goblett worth fifty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Christofer Woodward vintner. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Whenton was sentenced to be hung. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Lawrence Bell pleaded his clergy. G. D. R., . . . ., 14 Eliz.

5 November, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the highway at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, John Gryffyth alias Gryffyn, late of London yoman, assaulted Dunstan Coxe and robbed him of fifteen pence in numbered moneys. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Gryffyth was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 14 Eliz.

7 November, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stratford-at-bowe co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Hodgskyne late of Ikham co. Kent gentleman, William Dutton late of Blackwall sailer, Elizabeth Dutton late of Blackwall wife of the aforesaid William, and John Heneage late of London laborer stole fifty-two shillings and sixpence in money, of the chattels and moneys of Robert Bridges, and a collar of bells for a little dog (et vnum le coller de campanis pro parva cane) worth sixpence. Robert Hogeskyn and William Dutton were "extra prison'." Elizabeth Dutton put herself 'Not Guilty' and held to her plea, and in like manner John Henage "po se non cul nec rec." G. D. R., . . . ., 14 Eliz.

8 November, 13 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Brayneford co. Midd. on the said day, Isabell Cornewall late of London spynster broke into the house of Joan Parker widow, and stole therefrom a silver ring worth ten pence, a purse worth four pence, and three shillings and eight pence in counted money. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Isabell pleaded that she was pregnant. G. D. R., . . . ., 14 Eliz.

1 December, 14 Elizabeth.— True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. on the highway, on the aforesaid day of December, Thomas Payne alias Savage, Richard Pryce, and John Haywood, all late of London yomen, assaulted Arthur Warde and stole from his person, a woollen-cloth cloak of sheepes coller worth ten shillings, a linen handkerchief worth six pence, "unum aliud pallium de le mockadowe vocatum a woman's cloake furred (?) with blacke conye ad valenciam xiijs." of the goods and chattels of John Fuller, and a sword worth six shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Yeardeley. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' all three prisoners were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 14 Eliz.

10 December, 14 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at . . . . co. Midd. on the said day of December, John Jarrett, alias John Slaney late of Highe Holbourne yoman, stole a black woollen cloth cloak worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Tuppris. Putting himself 'Guilty' the prisoner pleaded his clergy; whereupon William Pyckering urged that the prayer should not be granted, as, by the name of John Jarard late of London yoman, for a certain felony by him in former times committed at Harnesey co. Midd., the said John Jarrett alias Slaney was convicted a clerk, and after being burnt on the left hand was as a convicted clerk delivered to the custody of the Bishop of London, the Ordinary of that place; to which the aforesaid John Jarrett pleaded that he was not the same person as the clerk so convicted under the name of John Jarard. At the ensuing Gaol Delivery, held on 15 February next following, a jury, chosen and sworn to discover the truth of the matter, having found the prisoner was the same person as the clerk in former time convicted under the name of John Jarard, it was decreed by the Court that he should be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 14 Eliz.

30 December, 14 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Mathew Bowcher alias Bowsser late of the said city gentleman broke into and entered the dwelling-house of Richard Topclyff, and stole therefrom a pair of "knytt netherstockes of worsted" worth fifteen shillings, and a linen garment worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Richard Candishe. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Mathew Bowcher asked for the book.—Also, on the same file, another True Bill against the same Mathewe Bowcher gentleman, for stealing on the same day from Richard Topclyff's dwellinghouse a woollen-cloth cloak of marbell colour worth . . . ., and "a dublett of millen carsy lyned with sarsenett" worth twenty-six shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Curteis.—Also, on the same file, a third True Bill against the same Mathewe Bowcher gentleman, for stealing on the same day from the same house "a blacke wrote velvett gowne furred with blacke conye" worth fifteen pounds, "a blacke velvett coate layde withe golde and silke lace lyned with tafita" worth . . . .; an "imbrodered garde of silke" worth ten pounds, a "blacke . . . . dublett" worth three pounds six shillings and eight pence, "duo par braccarum velvetti vocat' twoo pare of blacke . . . . satten and silke stockes" worth twenty pounds, a linen covering of a bed worth three pounds, with divers other articles including "garters" worth three pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Richard Topclyff. Putting himself 'Guilty' to all three indictments; Mathew Bowcher asked for the book. G. D. R., . . . . Jan., 14 Eliz.