22 March, 22 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Robert
Harris esq. J.P., of John Leeke of St. Martin's in London letherseller,
in the sum of ten pounds, and Edward Browne of Roston co. Chester
yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edward Browne's
appearance at the next General Session of the Peace to be held in
Midd., then and there to answer to all things that may be objected
against him, he being thus bound for "suspycion of felony."
G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
Easter, 22 Elizabeth.—Recognizance of Thomas Mathewe in the
sum of ten pounds: Thomas Mathewe de Seint Clementes Danes in
com. Midd. recognovit se debere dne Regine xli. qd. deinceps erun
projiciet nec evacuabit lez close stooles in communi strat' apud St.
Clementes Danes predict' nec in Cimiterio nec in fonte ibidem vt
solebat. G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
24 July, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Goldinge lane in a place
called Vyne Alley in St. Giles's parish, John Toolye late of London
yoman stole divers pieces of linen cloth "called Lankeshyre clothe and
huswyves cloathe" worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of
Alexander Newton citizen and haberdassher. Po se cul ca null sus.
G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
2 August, 22 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken
at Harrowe-super-montem co. Midd., on view of the body of a certain
male infant, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that Elizabeth
Edlyn, late of Little Wembley co. Midd. spinster, on 19 July 22 Elizabeth, between twelve and two p.m. brought forth the same living male
infant "in quodam cubiculo" in the house of her master, John Page, in
Wembley afoaesaid; and that, after the birth of the said infant, Francis
Shoosmithe alias Soughesmithe of Wembley brewer, between eight and
ten p.m. of the said 19th of July, being in the said "cubiculum" and
seeing the said male infant there, carried it away secretly to a certain
place, called the Hedegrowe in a certain field called Bogers Croftes at
Wembly aforesaid in the parish of Harrowe-super-montem, and made
an assault on the infant with both his hands in that place, and put it
under the earth and buried it there, and with the earth oppressed and
suffocated it then and there, by reason of which it died, and thus with
malice aforethought the said Francis slew and murdered the same male
infant. On his arraignment for the murder, Francis Shoosmithe put
himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct.,
5 September, 22 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem,
taken at the parish of Stebunheth co. Midd., on view of the body of
John Sherwell late of Stebunheth aforesaid, marrener, there lying dead:
With Verdict that, on 28 August last past, in the highway called
Ratclyffe Walle, the said John Sherwell and a certain John Lawrence
of Eastsmithfeild co. Midd. marrener exchanged opprobrious words,
and that mindful of this disagreement they went, between four and five
a.m. on the following day (29 August) to a certain field called
Hemynges Close near the Wyndmill at Stebunheth with the intention
of fighting together, John Sherwell having in his right hand a sword
and in his left hand a buckler, and John Lawrence having in both his
hands a piked staff called "a Danske javelin," and that between the
said hours they fought together and made an affray, in which the said
John Lawrence with his javelin gave John Sherwell on the head a
mortal wound, of which he died on the present 5th day of September;
and that in this way John Lawrence slew and murdered John Sherwell.
On his arraignment for the murder John Lawrence put himself 'Guilty,'
and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
8 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at
Hounslow Heath on the said day, Robert Marrier late of London
yoman assaulted John Washington, beat him so that his life was
despaired of, and robbed him of twenty-one shillings of numbered
money. Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
16 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington on the
said day, Mary Mauncell late of Islington co. Midd. spinster stole
"duo ventralia panni lanei colons nigri vocat' saffegardes ad valenciam
viiid. et duas pecias panni linei vocat' Croseclothes ad valenciam iid."
of the goods and chattels of Elizabeth Tomplinson. Po se cul de
parvo latrocinio ca null et Jurati appreciavere bona et catalla ad vndecem
denar. Et del' solvend' feod: = She put herself 'Guilty' of petty
larceny, had no chattels; and the Jurors appraised the goods and
chattels at eleven pence; and she was delivered on payment of the fee.
G. D. R., 7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
26 September, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hendon on the
said day, Walter Buckmore of London yoman, stole "unum annulum
auri ad valenciam ijs., vnum par spinther de argent vocat' taches ad
valenciam xvid.," and thirty shillings in numbered money, of the goods
and chattels of Agnes Lingham. Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R.,
7 Oct., 22 Eliz.
4 October, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St.
Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day, John Doviat of Strand co.
Midd. "medicus," made by force an unlawful entry into "unum cubiculum ejusdem Roberti Peterson joyner," and disseized him thereof,
and still keeps him out "de eodem cubiculo." G. D. R., 7 Oct.,
1 December, 23 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day in the
highway of Holborne co. Midd., near "Davides Inne," Richard
Conysbye of Buscombe co. Berks, gentleman assaulted, beat and
wounded Henry Hawthorne of Hurste co. Wiltes gentleman, and drew
blood from the same Henry. G. S. P. R., Easter, 23 Eliz.
30 December, 23 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard
Randolph esq. J.P., of Thomas Lewes of the parish of St. Giles-without-Creppilgate carter, in the sum of twenty pounds, and John Wrighte
of the said parish carter and John Bothe of the parish of St. Thomas
of the Apostle "in warda vintri" London, citizen and clothworker, in
the sum of ten pounds each; For the said Thomas Lewes's appearance
at the next General Session of the Peace, "for that hee with others
heere likwise bounde did assalte and beate one Robert Stevinson att
the Parke Corner, hee goinge whome to his house att Kingston about
v or vi of the clocke att nighte."—Also, on the same file, and taken on
the same day, three sets of recognizances for the appearance of Daniel
Cowper of the parish of St. Giles-without-Crippelgate carter, John
Nicolls of Lambeth co. Surrey waterman, and Nicholas Ball of St.
Giles's aforesaid carter, at the next General Sessions, to answer for
their parts in the assault on Robert Stevinson aforesaid at the "Parke
Corner." G. S. P. R., Easter, 23 Eliz.