Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1585

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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155-165

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1585', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 155-165. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65954 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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1585

3 January, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Richard Assheley late of London yoman: With Verdict that the said Richard died in the said gaol of a certain infirmity called 'the impostume of the stomach.' G. D. R., 20 Jan., 27 Eliz.

7 January, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in Newgate Gaol on 7 January 27 Eliz., on view of the body of Edward Cuffin, late of London yoman: With Verdict that the said Edward Cuffin, being a prisoner of the said gaol, died there by Divine Visitation of "the burning fever." G. D. R., 20 Jan., 27 Eliz.

8 January, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said 8th of Jan., Christofer Calvert late of London yoman, stole a carkas of mutton worth five shillings, "et quandam peciam sepi vocat' a tallowe" worth twelve pence, of the goods and chattels of John Warderne at Eastesmythefielde. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Christofer Calvert asked for the book; when it was objected that he was a clerk who had been convicted in the county of Bedford of a felony done there; to which he replied he was not the man so convicted; but by the oath of jurors it was found that he was the same man. G. D. R., 20 Jan., 27 Eliz.

12 January, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on view of the body of Richard Awdyence, late of Woxbridge co. Midd. yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Richard Awdyence died immediately of a wound, given him in the fore-part of his body, by the sword of Thomas Smythe one of the yomen of the Queen's Chamber, in a fray which they fought with one another, on the nth of the present month in the high-way of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, each of them fighting with sword and buckler; and that in this way Thomas Smythe feloniously killed and slew Richard Awdyence. G. D. R., 20 Jan., 27 Eliz.

6 February, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Thomas Heath of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. gentleman and Clement Smythe of the same parish gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from the said 6th of February to the 11th of March next following.—Similar True Bill in the same roll against William Turrett of Islingeton co. Midd. esq. for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 11 January 27 Eliz. to the 11th of March next following.—Similar True Bill in the same roll, against Elizabeth Jarrett and Jocosa Jarrett of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields spinsters; Sir John Arrundell knt. and Erasmus Saunders gentleman and Richard Owyn gentleman, all three of Clarkenwell co. Midd.; Juliana Burde, wife of William Burde of Harlington co. Midd. gentleman, and John Reason of the same parish yoman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer from 11 December 27 Eliz. to the 11th of March then next following.—Also, similar True Bill, in the same roll, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from 20 November 27 Eliz. to the 2nd of February then next following, against James Braybrooke gentleman, Humfrey Comberford gentleman, Edward Yate gentleman, John More gentleman, John Hewes clerk, Thomas Edwardes chaundler, Richard Johnsonn yoman, Owen Fletcher yoman, and John Noble yoman, all of Westminster co. Midd. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

18 February, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood S.L., Recorder of London and J.P. for co. Midd., of Robert Bradley of the parish of St. Giles-without-Cripplegate 'beareclarke,' and Thomas Thorne of the same parish butcher, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Norton of the same parish baker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, and for his peaceful bearing in the mean time to all persons and more especially to Giles Hodgson vintner of London. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

19 February, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day of February, Joan, wife of James Barringer of Harroweelde co. Midd. laborer, alias Joan Barringer of Harrowe aforesaid spinster, practised the detestable arts of witchcraft on and against Rose Edlyn daughter of Richard Edlyn of the said parish, with the intention of murdering the same Rose, who languished from the effects of the said diabolical practice till she died thereof on the 17th of March then next following. Putting herself 'Not Guilty,' Joan Barringer persisted in her plea. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

28 February, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day of February, Richard Morfytt cook and John Deeping alias Oliver tayler, both late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and Anthony Guye of Hollowaye co. Midd. yoman, and William Bradstocke late of Howneslowe co. Midd. yoman, entered the dwelling-house of Christofer Haywarde clerk, in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and stole therefrom a dark woollen cloak worth forty shillings, eight rings of gold worth ten pounds, fortyeight pieces of coined gold called "rialles and soueraignes" worth twenty-four pounds, and twenty-four pounds in numbered money, of the goods and chattels of the said Christopher Haywarde.—With memorandum that, at the Gaol Delivery of 26 April (sic) 27 Eliz. John Deepinge alias Olyver put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read it like a clerk and was remanded that he might make satisfaction for the things stolen; and that Anthony Guye put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, could not read and was hung. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

1 March, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill, for not going to church chapel or any place of Common Prayer, from 1 March 27 Eliz. to 31 May then next following, against James Braybrooke gentleman, Humfrey Comberford gentleman, Edward Yate gentleman, John Hewes clerk, Thomas Edwards . . . ., Owin Fletcher yoman, and Richard Johnson yoman.—Also, similar True Bill, for not attending church &c. from 25 March 27 Eliz, to 24 June then next following, against William Tyrwhytt of Islington esq., Sir John Arrundell of Clarkenwell knt., Erasmus Saunders of Clarkenwell gentleman; and William Lord Vauxe, Henry Vauxe esq., George Vauxe gentleman, Margaret Champneys spynster, all four of Hackney; Edward . . . . esq., William Cowper taylor, his wife Katherine Cowper, and Thomas Heathe gentleman, all four of St. Clement's Danes; Juliana Burde wife of William Burde gent, and John Reason yoman, all three of Harlington co. Midd. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

6 March, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd., on the night of the said day, John Deepinge alias Olyver late of London yoman, broke into the church of the said parish, and stole therefrom eight bumbards called calyvers worth four pounds, a buff jerkyn worth ten shillings, two swords and two daggers worth twenty shillings, a piece of iron and steel called a head-peece worth two shillings, three instruments called "flaskes and tucheboxes" worth two shillings; of the goods and chattels of the parishioners of the said parish. At the bill's head a memorandum, that John Deepinge put himself 'Guilty,' and was exonerated "by benefit of clergy, allowed to him after this felony for another felony."—This felon's action in respect to the other felony, for which he had benefit of clergy, appears on a parchment certifying how he pleaded the benefit of clergy granted to him at the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, held on 31 March (sic) 27 Eliz., for the felony of breaking (on 28 February 27 Eliz.) into the house of Christopher Haywarde clerk at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and stealing therefrom a woollen cloak worth forty shillings, eight gold rings worth ten pounds, and forty-eight pounds in money. Indicted for this felony, at the Sessions of the Peace held at the Castell in Seint John's Streete on 31 March 27 Eliz., he appeared on the same day at the Old Bailey before the Justices for delivering the Gaol of Newgate, and declaring himself 'Not Guilty,' put himself on the country. Found 'Guilty' by a jury, he pleaded his clergy, and on reading the book was burnt on the left hand and delivered. These facts he pleaded in bar of punishment for the felony done on 6 March 27 Eliz.; on which it was adjudged by the Justices for the Gaol Delivery of 26 May 27 Elizabeth "quod prefatus Johannes Deepinge eat inde sine die." Thus the benefit of clergy granted for the felony done on 28th Feb. operated in the ensuing May so as to acquit him of the felony done on 6th March. —For the conflict of the date 31st March of this record with the date 26th April in the entry on p. 157, the present Editor is not accountable. G. D. R., 26 May, 27 Eliz.

10 March, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Stephen Prentice, late a prisoner in the gaol of Newgate: With Verdict that the said Stephen languished for three weeks of an infirmity, called the 'pining sicknes,' and died thereof on the 9th of the present month. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

10 March, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill, that Margery Parker, late of London spynster, stole a leather purse worth . . . ., a piece of coined gold worth "half a sovereign," and five pounds and ten shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of William Newse of Shorediche. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

18 March, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Johns Street, in the parish of Clerkenwell co. Midd., on view of the body of John Craggen late of the said street yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the aforesaid John Craggen and a certain Robert Marshe, late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. smyth, were together between one and two o'clock p.m. on 17 February 27 Elizabeth, in St. John's Street co. Midd. and near the dwelling-house of a certain Mathew Shaxper of the said street yoman ("juxta domum mansionalem cujusdam Mathei Shaxper de St. John's Street predict'. yoman"); And that the aforesaid John Craggen and Robert Marshe went from the aforesaid street to a certain field called Woodes Close in the parish of Clerkenwell with the intention of fighting; And that after coming to the said field at the said time, the said John Craggen and Robert Marshe drew forth their swords and daggers and made an affray, in which the said Robert Marshe with his sword gave the said John Craggen on the fore part of his head a mortal wound, of which he languished from the same 17th of February to the 17th of March, when he died thereof; and that in this way the said Robert murdered the said John. With memorandum, at the bill's foot, that the said Robert on his trial put himself 'Not Guilty' of slaying feloniously with malice aforethought, but 'Guilty' of killing the said John in Chaunce-Medley; and that he was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

28 March, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Jerom Hawley esq. J.P., of Richard Edlyn of Parke Gate Hatchende in the parish of Harrowe co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to give evidence against Joan Barringer, suspected of a felony. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

30 March, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Giles Simpson in the parish of St. Mary Wollner goldsmith, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Giles and of his apprentice Maurice St. John, at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 31 March, 27 Eliz.

15 April, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Clarkenwell co. Midd., Edward Browne late of London yoman stole a silver cup, worth thirty-five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Barnabas Newman. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Edward Browne asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered in accordance with the statute. G. D. R., 26 May, 27 Eliz.

17 May, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Giles-without-Cripplegate London co. Midd. on view of the body of Richard Blisse late of the said parish yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict of jurors, that the said Richard Blisse, a certain Leonard Underhill late of the same parish yoman, and Ralph Nashe of Watton co. Hertford yoman, on 24 March 27 Eliz. between ten and eleven p.m., were in the highway of St. Giles's aforesaid near the dwelling-house of a certain Geoffrey Leveret, when Richard Blisse and Ralph Nashe quarrelled and fought together, Ralph Nashe being armed with "a bearinge bille" and Richard Blisse being armed with "a pyked staffe"; And That in the affray Ralph Nashe with his said bearinge-bille gave Richard Blisse under the left side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he died on 17 May next following; and that Leonard Underhill was present at the said affray aiding and encouraging the said Ralph Nashe; and that in this way Ralph Nashe and Leonard Underhill killed and slew the said Richard Blisse. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

24 May, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewoode S.L., Recorder of London and J.P. for co. Midd., of Anthony Babington of Dethick co. Derbie esq. and Henry Marshe of London letherseller, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and George Vauxe of Harredon co. Northampton esq. in the sum of forty pounds; For the said George Vauxe's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

25 May, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Mary at the Savoy at the Stronde co. Midd., Lawrence Medoppe alias Grymshawe, late of London yoman, stole two hundred pounds in coined gold, of the goods chattels and moneys of Edward Abarrow esq.—Also, True Bill against the same Lawrence Medoppe alias Grymshawe for stealing on the same day ninety-three pounds in coined gold, of the goods and chattels of the same Edward Abarrow esq., at the parish of St. Mary of the Savoye aforesaid: With record of proceedings (ending in the prisoner's acquittal), from which it appears that the said Edward Abarrowe esq. put the same two hundred and ninety-three pounds of coined gold, being in a certain leather purse, upon a table in his bed room in the aforesaid parish, and told John Barrowe gentleman to take the same purse and money to Westminster; and That on this, Laurence Meddoppe alias Grymshawe, being servant of the said Edward, took the same purse and money, to carry it to Westminster with the said Edward (sic) Abarrowe, and on the way was rebuked by the said Edward Abarrowe for carrying it carelessly in these words, "Yf thowe carrye this money so losely one or other maye snatche yt from the and ronne awaye withe yt;" and that after these words the said Edward (sic) Abarrowe told the said Laurence to carry the said purse and money to Westminster; after which order (according to the prosecution) Lawrence Medoppe alias Grymshawe made off with the money, with the intention of defrauding his master of it and converting it to his own use.—The perplexity of this story is obviously due to the carelessness of the draughtsman of the record, who manifestly wrote by mistake Edward for John in the two places of the record, noted sic. The servant was accompanying John Abarrowe alias Barrowe when he was reproved for carrying the money carelessly, and it was John who reproved him. That he was acquitted of felonious purpose appears from the fact that, at the next ensuing Gaol Delivery (1 Oct. 27 Eliz.) it was decreed that "eat inde sine die." G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

27 May, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewoode S.L., Recorder of London and J.P. for co. Midd. of Thomas Payne haberdasher and Robert Brigges blacksmith, both of the parish of St. Andrew-in-the-Wardrobe, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Chambers of Seint Jones Strete co. Midd. merchaunttaylour in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Chambers and his wife Helen at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

2 June, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of Nicholas Franke, servant of Henry Sacheverell of London citizen and vintner, in the sum of ten pounds; For his appearance at the next Session for co. Midd., to give evidence against Thomas Warner. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

4 June, 27 Elizabeth.— Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Christopher Corye of the parish of St. Vedast in Fosterlane London scrivener, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Christopher and also of William Wingfield of the parish "Sancti Alphegi" London carpenter, at the next Session of the Peace. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

10 June, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Thomas Shelley of Lowton co Essex yoman, Timothy Fieldinge of the parish of Aldermar . . . . London yoman, Ralph Wardrobe of the parish of St. Mary Botulphe London haberdasher, and John Amis of Brastede co. Kent yoman in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Christopher Amis of Popler co. Midd. yoman in the sum of sixty pounds; For the said Christopher Amis's appearance at the next General Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

12 June, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of Peter Hales of the Queen's chamber and James Smashaw of the parish of St. Clement Danes, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Reginald Halle, servant of Sir Ralph Hawley knt., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Reginald's appearance at the next Session for co. Midd. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

13 June, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of Patrick Warde "de veteri Judaismo" London grocer, in the sum of ten pounds; For his appearance at the next Session for co. Midd., to give evidence against Thomas Waterhouse and Robert Clegge. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

16 June, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Harrys esq. J.P., of Henry Sacheverell of St. John's Strete taylor, Nicholas Lawrence of the Old Change in London chaundler, Robert Bryckman of Cowe Lane clothworker, and John Holland of St. John's Street taylor, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of the said Henry Sacheverell's wife Margery Sacheverell at the next Session of the Peace. At the bill's foot this memorandum:—"Margery Sacheverell was kept at Chamber's house." G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

19 June, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stratford-at-Bowe on the said day, Thomas Crowe, late of London barbor-surgeon, stole a grey gelding worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of John Thorneton. Po se cul ca null: Repi ante judicium. G. D. R., 2 July, 27 Eliz.

30 June, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Westminster, William Aymon late of London yoman, stole secretly from the person of Thomas Watson a purse worth a penny, a silver ring worth two shillings, "duas pecias auri cuniati vocat' half soueraignes ad valenciam xxs.," another piece of coined gold called a half crowne worth two shillings and sixpence, and twenty-two shillings and eightpence of numbered money, being in the said purse. Po se cul ca null Sus. G. D. R., 2 July. 27 Eliz.

1 July, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Justices of the Peace at Fynnesberrie co. Midd., of Henry Sacheverell of Seint Johnstrete taylor, and Richard Ellyott in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance, at the next General Session of the Peace, of Margaret wife of the said Henry Sacheverell, and in the mean time for her peaceful bearing to all people. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

20 August, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Nicholas Langeford gentleman, his wife Martha, and John Haynes yoman, Thomas Smythe yoman, William Garner yoman, Margaret Clerke spinster, Isabella Potter spinster, and Frances Cooke spinster, servants of the aforesaid Nicholas Langeford, for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of Common Prayer, from 20 August 27 Eliz. to 1 August 28 Eliz.—Similar True Bill, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 30 June 27 Eliz. to 1 October then next following, against Anthony Higgyns of Hendon co. Midd. gentleman, Agnes Thomas of Ruislippe co. Midd. spinster, William Burde of Harlingeton co. Midd. gentleman, his wife Juliana, and his servant John Reason; also against William Lord Vauxe, his sons Henry Vauxe and George Vauxe, William Vachell yoman, John Parker yoman, William Cheyney yoman, Valentine Kellisoun yoman, servants of the aforesaid William Lord Vauxe, all of Hackney co. Midd.; and against Andrew Mallorie gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Mallorie, and his servants Anthony Brackenburie yoman, Thomas Hall yoman, and William Nuttall yoman, all of Hackney co. Midd.—Also, on the same file, similar True Bill, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, against Mary Isam widow, Joan Tremayne wife of Richard Tremayne gentleman, Jane Tremayne spinster, all three of Stepney co. Midd. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 28 Eliz.

22 August, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day, William Sowthern late of London yoman, entered the house of Richard Lyne, and stole therefrom a silver-gilt 'salt' with a cover worth four pounds, a silver 'salt' worth eighteen shillings, three silver-gilt cups called 'tanckerdes' worth twelve pounds, three other silver-gilt cups called 'bolles' worth nine pounds, "a stone cuppe garnished with silver and gilte" worth thirty shillings, twelve silver-gilt spoons worth three pounds, fourteen gold rings worth ten pounds, divers precious stones called 'perelles' worth five shillings, two precious stones called rubies worth twenty shillings, one precious stone called a Turkes worth six shillings, one precious stone called a diamond worth thirty shillings, twelve "paynted fruyte trenchers" worth seven pounds, with moneys and other chattels. G. D. R., 30 Sept., 27 Eliz.

27 August, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Thomas Flower, Robert Milborne, Simon Reve, and Mary wife of the said Simon, all of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, for not going to church or any other usual place of Common Prayer from the said 27th of August to the 26th of September next following.—Also similar True Bill, in the same roll, against Humfrey Comberford gentleman, John Moore gentleman, John Hewes clerk, Owin Fletcher yoman, Thomas Edwards chaundler, Richard Johnson yoman, Robert Archer yoman, Robert Barnes yoman, all of Westminster, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 10 July 27 Eliz. to 26 September then next following. G. D. R., 30 Sept., 27 Eliz.

3 September, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. John's Street co. Midd., on view of the body of Mary Keys alias Becke, late of Islington co. Midd. spinster, there lying dead: With Verdict that, between one and two of the night of 2 September, the said Mary was in the Queen's prison called 'The Cadge' in St. John's Street aforesaid, when she killed herself by binding a girdle round her neck and by means of the same girdle hanging herself by the neck to a certain post. G. D. R., 30 Sept., 27 Eliz.

5 September, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Charterhouse-lane co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Chesterton late of London spinster stole two pieces of coined gold called English crowns worth ten shillings, and one piece of coined gold called half-a-crown worth two shillings and sixpence, and twenty-two pence in numbered money, of the moneys of Robert Williams. G. D. R., 30 Sept., 27 Eliz.

7 September, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Stowe of the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd. cutler and Ralph Haughton tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Ralph Masson of the same parish merchant-taylor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Ralph Masson's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for his peacefulbearing towards all people, and especially towards Maurice Owen clothworker. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

11 September, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of John Macham of St. Bennett's parish at Powles Wharfe London barber-surgion, and William Smythe of St. Foster's parish London clerk, and of Richard Dennall of St. Toole's parish in Sowthwarke, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Bryan Bywater of Edmunton clerk in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Bryan Bywater's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

18 September, 27 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owyn Hopton knt., Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of William Godwarde of the Middell Tempell gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said William Godwarde's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, to give evidence against Edward Edwardes. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

22 September, 27 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Giles-without-Creplegate, on view of body of John Harryson late of the said parish taylor, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 20th of the present month, the said John was standing in Old Street near his own house, when Maurice Jones with malice aforethought struck him on the right part of his body with a meat-knife, giving him a mortal blow, of which he died on the following day. G. D. R., 30 Sept., 27 Eliz.

1 October, 27 Elizabeth.—True Bill, that Roger Edlyn of Pynnor co. Midd. yoman, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, exercised the calling of a Badger, and bought and sold ten quarters of beans, against the form of the statute provided for forestallers, regraters and ingrossers. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 27 Eliz.

21 November, 28 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day of November, and on divers other days before and afterwards, Dorothea, the wife of William Prettye of St. John's Strete co. Midd. gentleman, being a woman of good and honourable estate and condition, in manifold ways was abused and maltreated by a certain Thomas Foster, son of Susanna Foster, and by reason of the said Susanna's encouragement of her said son; and that when on the aforesaid day the aforesaid Dorothea went to Clarkenwell to compass remedy and due correction of the same Thomas Foster's ill conduct and prave manners at the hands of his pedagogue, a certain Francis Clement, the aforesaid Susanna Foster, wife of Thomas Foster of St. John's Strete co. Midd. gentleman, otherwise styled Susanna Foster of St. John's Strete spynster, as a brawler and disturber of the peace, having no care for the discipline and good education of her said son, but rather as a woman altogether devoid of feminine modesty, uttered divers scandalous and opprobrious words of the aforesaid Dorothea, and then and there at Clarkenwell assaulted, beat, shook and maltreated the same Dorothea, giving her divers blows on the head and face, and that when the same Dorothea, after being thus maltreated, would fain have withdrawn from the house, the said Susanna held the door shut, and in a high voice uttered these English words, "Nay shee" (inuendo prefatam Dorotheam) "shall not goe yet shee shall haue more ere shee goe." G. D. R., 27 July, 28 Eliz.