Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1575

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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90-96

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1575', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 90-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65944 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1575

23 February, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and divers other days between the day aforesaid and the day of the taking of this indictment, John Chaunterell of Clerkenwell co. Midd. boocher, killed, dressed and sold in the season of Lent, twenty wether-sheep, six lambs and six calves, without warrant or licence to do so.—Similar True Bill against John Hughes of Essex boocher, for killing, dressing and selling at Stepney co. Midd., two wether sheep, two lambs and four calves, in the season of Lent, without warrant or licence to do so.—Similar True Bill against Richard Tynger, of the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd. for killing, dressing and selling two wether-sheep and one calf, without warrant or licence to do so.—Similar True Bill against Richard Barnes of Seint Katheryne's co. Midd. boocher, for killing, dressing and selling one wether-sheep, one calf, and one lamb in the season of Lent, without warrant or licence to do so.—Similar True Bill against George Steere of Eastesmythefeilde boocher, for killing, dressing and selling in the season of Lent two wether-sheep, without warrant or licence to do so.—Only one of all these bills of indictment against butchers, for breaking the law against selling flesh in Lent affords a note, indicating the degree in which the offenders were punished for the breaches of rule. The True Bill against Richard Tynger, for killing and selling two wethers and one calf, has this note at its foot,—"fin'—xld. solut' Decano Westm' per Ric'm Vale generosum, vnum coronatorum." G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

23 February, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and divers other days of the season of Lent, Henry Smythe of Seint Johnstrete co. Midd. boocher, killed, dressed and sold to the Queen's lieges twenty wether-sheep, ten lambs and six calves.—Similar True Bill against Alexander Woode of Seint Johnstrete boocher, for killing, dressing and selling, without warrant or licence, twelve wether-sheep and ten lambs, in the season of Lent.—Similar True Bill against John Williams of St. Johnstrete co. Midd. boocher, for killing, dressing and selling, without warrant or licence to do so, thirty wether-sheep, thirty lambs and ten calves, in the season of Lent.—Similar True Bill against Richard Baker of St. Johns Strete boocher, for killing, dressing and selling, without warrant or licence to do so, twenty wether-sheep and one calf, in the season of Lent.—Similar True Bill against Robert Bockett of Seint Johnstrete co. Midd. for killing, dressing and selling, without warrant or licence to do so, forty wether-sheep, twenty lambs and six calves in the season of Lent.—Similar True Bill against Humfrey Allyn of Seint Johnstrete co. Midd. boocher, for killing, dressing and selling, without warrant or licence to do so, sixteen wether-sheep, ten lambs and four calves, in the season of Lent.—Similar True Bill against Thomas Barrowes of Fynnesberrie co. Midd. boocher, for killing, dressing and selling, without any warrant to do so, one wether-sheep. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

23 February, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and divers other days of the season of Lent, Ralph Shelton of Saint John's Strete co. Midd. boocher, killed, dressed and sold at the said street to the Queen's lieges eighty 'vervices,' a hundred lambs and forty calves, without warrant or licence to do so. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

23 February, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and divers other days of the season of Lent, Thomas Hare of Seint Johns Strete co. Midd. killed, dressed and sold, without warrant or licence for doing so, to the Queen's lieges twenty wether-sheep and two calves. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

19 March, 17 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Stebunheth co. Midd. on view of the body of John Sedwyne late of the said parish yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, between the hours of four and five p.m. of 18 March 17 Elizabeth, at the house of Andrew Sharpe at Ratcliffe in the parish of Stebunheth vyntner, the said John Sedwyne and a certain James Hewes, of the same parish yoman, quarrelled and interchanged contumelious words, when they forthwith went forth to the field called 'Eighteen Acres' at Stebunheth with the intention of fighting, each of them being armed with sword and dagger, and there fought one with another, each with a sword in his right hand and a dagger in his left hand; and that in the affray James Hewes gave John Sedwyne a wound in his right breast feloniously and voluntarily, of which the said John died then and there instantly; and that the said James thus slew and murdered the said John. Putting himself 'Guilty' of the manslaughter, but 'Not Guilty' of the murder of the said John Sedwyne, James Hewes pleaded his clergy and asked for the book. G. D. R., 28 March, 17 Eliz.

25 March, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Hugh Meredith of Wannam Grene in the parish of Fullam co. Midd. for keeping there a big, noxious, biting dog, given to worry and bite the Queen's subjects, which dog had on the day aforesaid at Wannam Grene bitten and injured Katherine Yonge, a girl of eleven years of age. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

31 March, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Jasper Fyssher esq. J.P., of Thomas Strelley of Barnards Inne gentleman and Francis Harward of Lyons Inne gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; for the said Thomas Strelley's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

12 April, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Nicholas Morris, Joan Hentley, Thomas Smyth, Rose Oliver and William Tucker, masterless persons above fourteen years of age, fit for labour, and having no lawful means of livelihood, were vagrants, and had been vagrants in other parts of the country. Ordered that they be flogged severely and burnt on the left ear. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

Easter, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, between certain said days of the Queen's 14th year, John Rowland of London sadler was the broker, solicitator and factor of a certain bargain between Richard Offley of London meichant-taylor of the one part and Sir John Sentleger of Annarye (? Amarye) co. Devon knt. of the other part, for a loan of the sum of five hundred pounds by the said Richard Offley for the space of a year, by which bargain the said Richard Offley should have in gain the sum of one hundred pounds, which hundred pounds the said Richard Offley received and had over and above the sum of five hundred pounds, that is over the rate of ten p. cent. p. annum, whereby the said John Rowland, as broker, solicitator and factor of the said corrupt bargain, by force of a certain Act of Parliament of 13 Elizabeth, incurred the pain and penalty "consiliar Attorn' vel Advocat in casu premunire."—Also, True Bill against Richard Offley of London merchant-taylor, for taking and receiving between 28 June 15 Eliz. and 18 July next following of the aforesaid Sir John Sentleger of Annary co. Devon, to his gain and profit the said one hundred pounds over and above the said five hundred pounds, that is beyond the rate of ten per cent, per annum, against the form of divers statutes in this case provided. G. S. P. R., Easter, 17 Eliz.

23 May, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq. Recorder of London J.P., of Robert Pullyn of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields imbroderer, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of William Mason yoman and Morrys Evans barborsurgion, both of the parish of St. Sepulchre, in the sum of ten pounds each: For the said Robert Pullyn's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, "in his proper person to pleade his pardon or yelde his bodie to thordre of the Courte." G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

26 May, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Ratclyf on the said day, Richard Blunte, Arthur Gregory and James Cullen, all late of London yomen, stole twelve calivers worth six pounds, six flaskes worth two shillings, two flagges worth twenty shillings, and eight sheefes of arrowes worth eight shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Bounde. G. D. R., 29 Aug., 17 Eliz.

28 May, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewoode esq. Recorder of London and J.P., of Alice Frenche widow in the sum of ten pounds, and William Mason yoman and William Freeman brewer in the sum of five pounds each; for the said Alice's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to "pleade her pardon or yelde her bodie to thorder of the Courte." G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

1 June, 17 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Johns Strete in the parish of St. Sepulchre co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Cobbocke late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas Cobbocke was killed by a kick given to him "super pudenda siue secreta membra sua," in Owanne Alli at St. Johns Strete by one John Whynyate, who had previously incensed Thomas Cobbocke by striking Joan wife of the said Thomas in his presence; and that thus and in no other way in a sudden broil John Whynyate feloniously killed and slew the said Thomas Cobbocke. At the ensuing Gaol Delivery of Newgate, John Whynyate put himself 'Guilty,' with no chattels, asked for the book, read like a clerk and was handed over to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

3 June, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Pykthatche in the Liberty of Fynnesburye co. Midd., Humfrey Toye of London stacyoner built certain houses and thereby encroached on the highway, by sixty feet in length and four feet in breadth. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 17 Eliz.

8 June, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Harmondesworth co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Ducke of the said parish spinster, otherwise styled the wife of William Ducke of the said parish tailer, at the instigation of the devil practised by witchcraft, charms and sorceries upon a certain ox worth three pounds, of the goods and chattels of Edward Brandon of Harmondesworth aforesaid, so that the same ox died thereof. Putting herself 'Not Guilty,' Elizabeth Ducke was acquitted (Po se non cul Id' eat inde quiet'). G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

9 June, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill, that Thomas Maynerde, Oswald Thompson and John Barres (having at the Justice Hall in the Old Balye, on 18 March 17 Eliz., before Sir James Hawes knt. Mayor of London, and William Fletewood esq. J.P., been flogged severely and burnt "per le gristle dextre auricule" with a hot iron of a thumb's circuit, according to the form of the statute of 14 Eliz. entituled 'an Acte for the Punysshement of Vacabondes and for the relief of the Poor and Impotent'), being over eighteen years old, and fit for labour, but masterless and without any lawful means of livelihood, were again on the said day of June wandering as felonious vagrants at St. Gyles's-in-the-Feilde and elsewhere in the said county. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' without chattels, the three incorrigible vagrants were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 29 Aug., 17 Eliz.

9 June, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq. Recorder of London, of Thomas Manley of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds, and of John Hollingbrig of the same parish gentleman and Robert Homes, one of the yomen of the Queen's chamber, in the sum of twenty pounds each; for the said Thomas Manley's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

11 June, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards at the parish of St. Giles-in-theFields co. Midd., John Hollyngbryg of the said parish gentleman, a man of evil life and reputation, a pimp, adulterer and fornicator, kept a common brothel, and in the said house kept and maintained Elizabeth Mathewe, Jane Trays, Anne Breme and Jane Perepoynte, being common and notorious harlots. John Hollyngbryg gentleman putting himself 'Guilty,' it was decreed by the Court that he should be carted from Newgate to St. Giles in the next Market day. (Po se cul Ideo consideratum est quod vehetur in carruca a Newgate vsque Seynt Giles-in-campis proximo die mercati). G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

12 June, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq. Recorder of London and J.P. for Midd., of Richard Kent of Islyngton inholder, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas Lilly inholder and Thomas Hudd baker, both of Islyngton, in the sum of twenty pounds: For the said Richard Kent's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

26 June, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas Hughes J.P., of Robert Jhones of Barmsey co. Surrey smith, in the sum of ten pounds: For the said Robert Jhones's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for co. Midd., "then and theare to give evidence agenst Elizabeth Ducke for witchcrafte as well for her inditement as at the time of hertryall." G. D. R., 30 June, 17 Eliz.

15 July, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Wilson, Thomas Overberrie, Richard Wheeler, Roger Thompson and Robert Marrye, all late of London yomen, assaulted Mathew Davye, servant of William Marshall esq., and robbed him of five yards of blewe woollen cloth worth thirty-five shillings, a satten dublett worth thirty shillings, a Spanishlether jerkyn, worth thirteen shillings and fourpence, a piece of woollen cloth of marble colour worth thirteen shillings and fourpence, "vnum par' braccarum vocat' a paire of gascoynes'' worth twelve shillings, a piece of buckeram worth ten-pence, a piece of Tuke (sic) worth twelve pence, of the goods and chattels of the said William Marshall; and a marble-coloured woollen-cloth coat worth eighteen shillings, a sword and dagger worth sixteen shillings, a black woollen cloth cloak worth six shillings and eightpence, a pair of shoes worth sixteen pence, a girdle worth six pence, and three shillings and four pence in numbered money, of the goods and chattels of the said Mathew Davy. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Richard Wilson, Thomas Overberrie, Richard Wheeler and Roger Thompson were sentenced to be hung: Robert Marrye was at large. G. D. R., 29 August, 17 Eliz.

28 July, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Seint John's Street co. Midd. and in divers other parts of the same county on the said day, Edward Godfry, William Bennett, Robert Daymond, Thomas Lypyatt, Elizabeth Braunte, Joan Harrison, Jane Robson and John Dunston were masterless vagrants, without any lawful means of subsistence. It was adjudged that each of the said vagrants should be whipt severely and burnt on the right ear.

10 August, 17 Elizabeth.—True Bill that at Shorditche on the said day of August, Peter Smythe late of Shorditch co. Midd. assaulted Margaret Tisdall "et ipsam Margaretum rapuit defloravit et carnaliter cognovit." Putting himself 'Guilty,' without chattels, he asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 29 Aug., 17 Eliz.

20 August, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewoode esq. Recorder of London and J.P. for Midd., of Robert Bradbury of London gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds, and of John Holte and John Tempest, both of London gentlemen, in the sum of five pounds each: For the said Robert Bradbury's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, and in the meantime for his peaceful bearing to all persons, and especially towards Arthur Heigham and his wife Maria Heigham. G. D. R., 29 August, 17 Eliz.

15 September, 17 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard Randolph esq J.P., of James Cokeson of the parish of St. Martin in the Fields laborer and Thorstan Harper of the parish of St. Margaret in Westminster in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry Allyson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields hackneyman in the sum of twenty pounds: For the said Henry Allyson's appearance at the General Session of the Peace next after the next feast of Easter, and in meantime for his peaceable bearing to all persons, and especially towards John Barwell constable. G. S. P. R., Easter, 18 Eliz.