Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1591

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1591', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 191-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65960 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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1591

4 February, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hyghegate co. Midd. on the said day, John Halle late of London yoman stole a black velvet cloak "faced with shagge silke" worth five pounds, a "blake silke grograne" cloak "lyned with Taffatye" worth four pounds, a pair of satin breeches of "seawater grene" color worth thirty shillings, a beaver hat worth twenty shillings, and "vnum frenum velvetti voc' a bridle of velvett" worth ten shillings, and "a velvett jerkyn" worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Evered Dygbye esq., found at Hyghegate. At the head of the bill a memorandum that John Halle put himself 'Not Guilty,' but was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 33 Eliz.

22 February, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day in a certain field in St. Leonard's parish in Shorediche co. Midd., George Crosse late of London shoemaker, assaulted one Leonard Lyster, then being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a "pycked stafe" gave the said Leonard a mortal blow under the right eye, of which blow he died on the 25th of the same February; and that in so doing George Crosse murdered Leonard Lyster. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

11 March, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Walter Wotton esq. J.P., of John Kychen of Totridge co. Midd. gentleman, Anthony Kychen of Barnardes Inn gentleman, and James Kychen of the same Inn, gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Richard Mouse of Wylsdon co. Midd. carter, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Richard Mouse's appearance at the next Session to be held in Midd., for an enquiry concerning a riotous and unlawful assembly made by the same Richard at Holloway in the parish of Islington.—With similar recognizances, for the appearance of Edward Payne of St. Geiles co. Midd. carter, Thomas Herytage of Harrowe co. Midd. carter, William Symson of Eastsmithfylde in London carter, John Major of Eastsmithfylde carter, Henry Brocken of Eastsmythfyld carter, Walter Barley of Islyngton carter, Thomas Hall of Sylney Streat carter, Henry Atkinges of Islington carter, John Kychen of Tottridge aforesaid gentleman, Anthony Kychen of Barnard's Inne gentleman, James Kychen of Barnards Inn gentleman, Thomas Bynfyld of Islington inholder, John Craven of Hollaway yoman, Henry Hatton of St. Martyn's-in-the-fields carter, Peter Gardner of St. Geiles's co. Midd. carter, William Osborne of St. Gregories London carter, John Dickingson of Barnardes Inne yoman, Robert Myllington of Totridge laborer, Edward Conkes of Totridge yeoman, Robert Clarke of Hollaway husbandman, . . . . Thompson of Hollaway husbandman, at the next Session in co. Midd. for an enquiry respecting the same riotous assembly made at Hollaway by the persons thus put under bonds. G. S. P. R., Easter, 33 Eliz.

20 March, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Turmylstrete co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Arnold late of London spinster, stole an imbossed ring worth forty shillings, "a ronn hollowe ringe with a whissell" worth forty shillings, a "Turkys ring," worth twenty shillings, a "ringe with a pearle in yt" worth twenty shillings, "a foldinge ringe" worth thirteen shillings and four pence, a "blacke enameld ringe" worth six shillings and eightpence, together with divers articles of wearing apparel, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Collier of Turmylstrete aforesaid gentleman; and that Elizabeth Hawtrey, wife of James Hawtrey of Turmylstrete yoman, knowing her to have committed the said felony, feloniously received and comforted the said Elizabeth Arnold on 21 March 33 Eliz.—Also, another True Bill that, at Lymehouse co. Midd. on 1 April 33 Eliz., Elizabeth Arnold late of London spinster, stole three "sylver whistells" worth five pounds, seven silver spoons worth forty shillings, two gold rings set with rubies worth three pounds, "a gold ringe with an emerald" worth five pounds, together with other articles of jewellery &c, and seven pounds in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of John Smythe at Lymehouse; and that Elizabeth Jonson late of Westminster spinster, knowing her to have committed the said felony, feloniously received and comforted the said Elizabeth Arnold, on 2 April 33 Eliz.—On each bill appears a clerical memorandum, that Elizabeth Arnold acknowledged the indictment and pleaded pregnancy, was found 'Not Pregnant' by a jury of matrons, and was therefore sentenced to be hung. From memoranda on the bills it also appears that Elizabeth Hawtrey put herself 'Guilty,' pleaded pregnancy, was found by examination 'Not Pregnant,' and was sentenced to be hung; and that Elizabeth Jonson put herself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 16 April, 33 Eliz.

3 April, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Edmund Chapman late of the said city yoman, assaulted Agnes Gravener, a child of nine years, "et ipsam Agnetem tunc et ibidem felonice rapuit et defloravit."—At the head of the bill, a memorandum that Edmund Chapman put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 16 April, 33 Eliz.

14 April, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt., J.P., of William Skelton of Chaulton co. . . . . yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said William's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Midd., to give evidence against Nicholas Wenlock. G. D. R., 16 April, 33 Eliz.

14 April, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Lymehouse in Stepney co. Midd. on view of the body of Edward Glasse, there lying dead and killed: With Verdict, the said Edward Glasse on the 13th (?) inst. made an affray with a certain Thomas Androwes late of London gentleman, who had been appointed by Thomas Cavendishe esq. "the steward overseer and paymaster" of certain workmen doing divers things needful for the fitting out of the ships of the same Thomas Cavendishe, and that in the affray the said Thomas Androwes in self-defence killed the said Edward Glasse by giving him a blow, of which he died in a quarter-of-an-hour.—This parchment is so defaced and fragmentary as to afford few other particulars of the fray. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

16 April, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Meridithe ap Davy, late of London yoman, who died within the said gaol on the 15th inst, by Divine Visitation of "the Pininge Sicknes," after seven days' illness. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

18 April, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Westminster, viz. in the Church of the College of St. Peter of Westminster, William Dethick, Garter Chief King of English Arms, assaulted and made an affray on Henry Browne gentleman then and there being in God's and the Queen's peace, and then and there maliciously drew from its sheath a dagger, with the intention of striking the aforesaid Henry Browne with the same weapon, and further that the said William Dethick with the said dagger then and there struck the said Henry Browne on the left part of his head. At the head of the bill a memorandum, that Garter King put himself 'Not Guilty' and was acquitted. —Also, on the same file, True Bill that William Hammon of St. Peter'sad-vincula within the Tower of London gunner, Francis Parton of the same parish gunner, and Robert Evelyn of St. Peter's parish in Cornehill, London, powder-maker, on 3 May 33 Eliz. stole twenty-three barrels of gunpowder, worth £92, of the goods and chattels of the said Queen, then and there found at the Tower of London. On the head of the bill a memorandum that on their arraignment William Hammon and Robert Evelyn put themselves 'Not Guilty,' and held to the declaration; and that Francis Parton was out of prison. These bills and other documents touching the two matters are on a separate file, in a wrapper endorsed "vii Augusti xxxiiitio R. Eliz.—Session Pacis tent. apud le Castell in Seint John's Street &c. . . . . coram Owine Hopton milite et William Fletewood Seruien' ad legem ac Recordatore Ciuit' London Justic' &c. S. S. O. T., 7 Aug., 33 Eliz.

20 April, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. ClementDanes without the bars of the New Temple co. Midd. on the said day, William Nevell late of London gentleman stole a willowe-coler satten doublet and a pair of willowe-coler silk breeches worth twenty-four pounds, two pairs of silk stockins worth four pounds, a dagger worth five shillings, and a linen "indusium" worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Vavesey esq.; and that . . . . Hutchinson, late of the same parish gentleman, knowing him to have perpetrated the said felony, received, aided and comforted the same William Nevell on the 21st of the said April, at the said parish. G. D. R., 3 Dec, 34 Eliz.

24 April, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's parish co. Midd. on the said day, Nicholas Flewellyn late of London yoman stole a silver cup called "a Taverne Cuppe" worth forty-five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Hyckes; and that Robert Alwinkle, late of St. Katherine's aforesaid goldsmyth, after the commission of the said felony, feloniously received and comforted the said Nicholas. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

2 May, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of William Withers late of London yoman, who died on the 1st inst. within the said gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pining sicknes," after a month's illness. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

6 May, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Seynt Johns Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Phillippes, Stephen Bower, Nicholas Garrard and John Knolles, all late of London yomen, stole "a nether part of a gowne of figured satten" worth twenty-two pounds, "a nether parte of a gowne of black satten" worth eleven pounds, "a kyrtle of purple cloth of golde" and a "stomager of clothe of gold" worth eleven pounds, "a kyrtle of clothe of sylver" and "a stomager of cloth of silver" worth ten pounds, "a payer of silke stockinges collor. sea-grene" worth thirty-five shillings, "vnum par' calligarum sereci colar' watched" worth thirty-five shillings, a velvet zone "imbrodered with pearle" worth twenty-nine shillings and sixpence, a velvet zone "sett with buttons of golde and pearle" worth fiftynine shillings, a chain of gold "sett with pearle" worth sixty pounds and nineteen shillings, and "a payer of braslettes of golde" worth eleven pounds and four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir Nicholas Le Strange knt. at Seint John's Strete aforesaid.—Over the name of each of the thieves there appears in the bill the clerical memorandum "extra p'son." The thieves were at large. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

11 May, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Islingco. Midd. in the presence and hearing of divers of the Queen's faithful subjects, Nicholas Haselwood of Islington aforesaid yoman spoke with malice and feloniously against the same excellent Queen, saying that he desired and wished her death, and further "That he hoped to see his enemyes burnt in Smythefeild before Michaelmas." At the bill's head a memorandum, that on his arraignment Nicholas Haselwood put himself 'Not Guilty' of felony, but 'Guilty' of trespass and contempt, and that he was sentenced to be put on the pillory (Ideo ponetur [sic] super collistrigium), with a paper setting forth his offence over his head. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

14 May, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Elizabeth Woodward alias Woolward, who died within the gaol on the 3rd inst. by Divine Visitation of "the pininge sicknes," after eight months' illness. G. D. R., 19 May, 33 Eliz.

6 June, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Elizabeth Chaundeler of Hoggelane in Whitechappel spinster, Anne Drurye of Popler widow, Katherine Inwayne of Whitechappel widow, and William Mompesson of Clarkenwell, gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from the said 6 June 33 Eliz. to 26 Sept. then next following.—Also, on the same file, similar True Bill against Abraham Pulberrie of St. Leonard's parish in Shorditche gentleman and his wife Joan, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 1 June 33 Eliz. to 27 Sept. then next following,—Also, on the same file, similar True Bill against John Wilkinson of St. James's parish in Clarkenwell yoman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer from 20 November 33 Eliz. to 28 Sept. then next following. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 33 Eliz.

20 June, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at Enfeilde co. Midd., Eleanor Trevener of the said parish spinster, not having the fear of God before her eyes, but moved and seduced by the devil's instigation, and her own malice aforethought, gave and offered to her mistress, Susanna Jackson, a certain dish filled with pieces and mixed with a certain poison called ratesbane, with the intention of killing and murdering the aforesaid Susanna Jackson; which same Susanna Jackson immediately after the taking of the same mixture (post receptionem intoxicac'onis) became languid and feeble in her body and still remains in great peril of her life. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 33 Eliz.

6 July, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Philip Kempe and Henry Battersbye, both late of London yomen, stole secretly from the person of Frances Chace a leather purse worth sixpence and five shillings of numbered money in the same purse, of the goods, chattels and moneys of her husband, Henry Chace. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' both thieves were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 27 August, 33 Eliz.

7 July, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Greyse Inne Lane co Midd. on the said day, John Mathewe late of London yoman assaulted Thomas Owen, and murdered him by giving him with a sword a fatal wound, of which he languished from the said 7 July 33 Eliz. to 24 August then next following, when he died thereof. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' of murder, but 'Guilty' of manslaughter, John Mathewe was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R. . . . ., 35 Eliz.

17 July, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Younge, esq. J.P., of John Farrar of the parish of St. George in Botulph Lane in London haberdasher and John Farrar of the same parish husbandman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Edward Shelley of Charterhouse Lane tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edward Shelley's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to be held in Midd. co. G. D. R., 27 August, 33 Eliz.

25 July, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day Stephen Trefulack late of London gentleman, exercised and practised certain wicked detestable and diabolical artes called "wytchecraftes inchauntementes charmes and sorceryes" wickedly and diabolically, with the intention of provoking George Southcott gentleman to unlawful love of a certain Elianore Thursbye. At the foot of the bill a memorandum that Stephen Trefulack put himself 'Guilty'; that judgment was deferred by the Court; and that afterwards at the Gaol Delivery of 3 December 34 Eliz. it was ordered by the Court that he should have the penalty of the statute. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 33 Eliz.

31 July, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Mary Hill wife of William Hill of the said parish baker murdered Alcibiades Sutton, an infant of the age of half-a-year, by putting a linen cloth over his mouth and so suffocating him. Po se non cul nee rec. G. D. R., . . . . 34 Eliz.

7 August, 33 Elizabeth.—Precept of "Venire Facias," running in the Queen's name, directed to the Sheriff of Middlesex; For the immediate appearance before Her Justices of the Peace and of Oyer and Terminer at the Castle in St. John's Strete, of twelve free and loyal men of the view of the City of Westminster, to ascertain and declare upon their oath whether William Dethick, Garter King of Arms (Garter principalis Rex Armorum Anglicorum) late of London esq. is guilty or not of certain transgressions and contempts of which he is indicted. Testibus Owino Hopton milite, et Willo' Fletewood S.L. &c.—Also, on the same file, a similar precept of "Venire Facias," for twelve free and loyal men of the view of the parish of St. Peter-advincula within the Tower of London, to ascertain and declare whether William Hamon of the said parish gunner and Robert Evelyn of St. Peter's Cornhill in London powder-maker or either of them be guilty or not of a certain felony of which they are indicted. Testibus Owino Hopton, milite, et Willo' Fleetewood s'vien ad legem. S. S. O. T., 7 Aug., 33 Eliz.

12 August, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fleetwoode, S.L., J.P., and Recorder of London, of John Bridges of Westminster brewer, in the sum of five pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to give evidence against William Martin "for stealinge of xxx sackes and ix barres of yron owte of the Colledge of Westminster." G. D. R., 27 August, 33 Eliz.

27 August, 33 Elizabeth.—Memorandum, that proclamation having been made at the Gaol Delivery of Newgate on 30 June last past, that George Gataker of Islingeton co. Midd. should surrender his body to the Sheriff of Midd. before the next Gaol Delivery, which is this Gaol Delivery, to answer for certain trespasses and contempts in not going to church, of which he was then indicted, the aforesaid George Gataker failed to appear at this Gaol Delivery, and is therefore convicted of the same trespasses and contempts. G. D. R., 27 August, 33 Eliz.

28 August, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Norton Folgate co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Bardesley late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas came by his death from an affray, begun and moved by him and a certain unknown person at Norton Folgate aforesaid, between the hours ten and eleven of the 21st inst., against a certain James Browne vintner and Francis Mason yoman, of the same parish, in which affray, Francis Mason with "a browne bill" gave the said Thomas Bardesley on the fore part of his head a mortal wound, of which he died on the 27th inst.; and that the said James Browne was present at the affray with his sword drawn, and aided and encouraged the said Francis Mason to commit the said felony. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 33 Eliz.

31 August, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Francis Grene of St. Martin's-in-the-fields co. Midd. gentleman and Thomas Smythe of St. Clement's-Danes co. Midd. gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 31 Aug. 33 Eliz. to 31 March then next following.—Also, similar True Bill against Lucy Smythe spinster and Elizabeth Sheppie widow, both of St. Clement'sDanes aforesaid; Jane wife of William Shelley of Holbourne co. Midd. esq.; Francisca wife of Ferdinand Bawde gentleman, and Francis Bastard gentleman, both of Stokenewington co. Midd.; William Weston of Clarkenwell gentleman, and John Bastard yoman and servant of the same William Weston; Ferdinand Bawde gentleman and Elizabeth Button spinster, both of Stokenewington; Mary wife of William Cole of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields gentleman; Elizabeth . . . . . of Clarkenwell widow; Elizabeth Allen of Stokenewington spinster; William Thorosberrie of Nortonfollgate yoman and Stephen Vaughan of the same parish esq.; Thomas Sleepe of Clarkenwell yoman and his wife Katherine; William Charnocke of Holborne gentleman; William Burde of Harlingeton gentleman; Mary Grene daughter of Norton Grene of Islingeton gentleman; Colletta Pottenger of Islingeton spinster; Mary Copley of Holborne spinster; Dorothy Woodeward of the same parish spinster; James Laweles of St. Katherin's gentleman; Robert Willes of Harrowe yoman; and William Pryce of Holborne yoman, for not attending any usual place of Com mon Prayer from 20 Dec. 34 Eliz. to the last day of March then next following. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

7 October, 33 Elizabeth—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of . . . . Glinn of the parish of St. Botolphwithout-Bushopsgate gowldsmith, in the sum of ten pounds, and Richard Bromley of Clerkenwell glover, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard Bromley's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer all such things as may be objected against him. 3 Dec, 34 Eliz.

13 October, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of William Johnson St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. tailor and William Starkye of St. Dunstan's "in le West London" cordwayner, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Edward Parre of the parish of Prescott co. Lancastre gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edward Parr's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 3 Dec, 34 Eliz.

20 October, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Edelmeton co. Midd. on the said day, in violation and contempt of a certain statute of 4 & 5 Philip and Mary, Richard Lylliard laborer and Anthony Walden needleman (sutor vestiarius) took possession of a certain Mary Burton, one of the daughters of Launcelot Burton druggist deceased, she being thirteen years of age, and the said Launcelot having by his testament and last will given and bequeathed for her advantage and marriage-portion the sum of thirty pounds, and also by his said testament and last will in lawful manner entrusted her education and government to a certain Briget, now the wife of John Ayshe of East Barnet co. Hartford gentleman; and that in so doing the said Richard Lylliard and Anthony Walden, being over fourteen years of age, withdrew the said Mary from the possession of the said John and Briget, against their will. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

23 October, 33 Elizabeth.—Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Tuthellstrete in St. Margaret's parish in Westminster, on view of the body of Robert Crosyer late of Westminster yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 22nd inst. between the hours two and three p.m., John Keckham late of the said parish was going in the public way of the said street to the Gatehouse on the business of Margaret Braye widow, his mistress, when the said Robert Crosyer, on his way to the Gatehouse from another part of "the place," crossed over the same place to encounter John Keckham, and assaulted him with a Cowle Staffe, beating wounding and striking him down with the intention of slaying him, whereupon the said John lying on the ground and seeing that his life was in danger then and there with a drawn rapier which he had in his hand defended himself against the said Robert Crosier; and so lying on the ground, because he could not arise by reason of the violence of his adversary's assault, John Keckham in lawful self-defence and for the preservation of his life with his sword gave Robert Crosyer under the left side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he died on the following day of the present month. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

28 October, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Clement-Danes without the bar of the New Temple co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Wrighte late of London taylor, there lying dead: With Verdict that Humfrey Williams late of London yoman and the said Thomas Wrighte spoke insultingly to one another in the dwelling-house of William Redishe in the said parish, on the 26th inst., and that afterwards, between the hours seven and eight p.m. of the night of the same day, the said Thomas came upon the same Humfrey in a certain place in the same parish, and then and there assaulting him beat him and broke his head with a faggott-sticke; whereupon the same Humfrey with a knive gave the same Thomas in the left groyne a mortal wound, of which he died on the 28th inst., and that in so doing Humfrey killed and slew Thomas Wrighte feloniously. On his arraignment for manslaughter Humfrey Williams acknowledged the indictment, asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered in accordance with the Statute. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

28 October, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Laurence Gillman of Stanford-le-Hope co. Essex maryner and George Harrison of St. Dunstan's "in le Easte London" maryner, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of Peter Bartilmew of Stanford aforesaid maryner, in the sum of two hundred marks; For the said Peter's appearance at the next Session of Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

4 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Clement's Danes without the bar of the New Temple co. Midd., on view of the body of Thomas Coxon, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 2nd inst. between the hours nine and ten a.m. the aforesaid Thomas Coxon and a certain Daniell Carter late of Westminster yeoman were about to go together between "the twoe gates" near Whitehall, when Thomas Coxon assaulted Daniell Carter violently, giving him on the face several wounds with a dagger, whereupon Daniel Carter said "What meanest thou to strike me? I have nothinge to doe with thee," and did his utmost to withdraw from the same Thomas, and whilst followed by his assailant with a drawn sword did retreat before him to the angle of a wall beyond which he could not go; and that after receiving divers wounds from his enemy, Daniel Carter in self-defence drew his sword, when Thomas Coxon ran in upon the point of Daniel's sword and so, against the same Daniel's wish, received in the left part of his body a mortal blow, of which he died on the 3rd inst.—Thomas's surname is spelt Croxon as often as Coxon in this prolix writing. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

5 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Pynwell of Yslington co. Midd. musician (musicus) and John Palmer of the same place tailor, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Walter Stables of the same place tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Walter's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

7 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Hawtrey esq. J.P., of John Wyngester and John Redinge of Ryslipe co. Midd. "yemen" and Richard Upton of the same parish joyner, in the sum of ten pounds each; For their appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for co. Midd. to give evidence against Richard Collyns, a vagrant, "charged with felonies and traytorous counterfeitinge of the Quenes Majesties coyne called a syxpence." G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

7 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood S.L. and Recorder of London, of John Drawater of Blackfriers mercer and Richard Tysdale of Goldingelane farrier, in the sum of ten pounds, and John Lucas of St. Giles's parish silkweaver, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Lucas's appearance at the next Session holden "at Newgate in the olde Bayley in the suburbes of London," and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people and especially towards "the company of weavers." G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

9 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of William Leafe of the parish 'St. Bothi' near Billingsgate in London yremonger and Ambrose Hackett of St. Olave's parish Hartstrete in London stationer, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry Duffield of Lewis co. Sussex gentleman in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Henry Duffield's appearance at the next Session of Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

13 November, 33 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Whitechapple co. Midd. on view of the body of a male infant then and there lying dead: With Verdict that Elizabeth Webbe gave birth to the said infant secretly, and immediately after its birth killed it, by rolling it up in a piece of cloth with the intention of suffocating and murdering it.—A fragmentary parchment. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

15 November, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at the parish in the Savoy co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Parker and Richard Fee-James, both late of Clarkenwell gentlemen, assaulted and beat John Clarke and robbed him of two gold rings worth twenty shillings, and a leather purse worth sixpence, and thirty-seven shillings of numbered money. The bill exhibits clerical memoranda that the two gentlemen were at large. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 34 Eliz.

15 November, 33 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Sowthemymes co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Culpeper of Balcombe co. Sussex gentleman, Thomas Jurden of Arlingeton in the same co. gentleman, and John Threel jun. of London gentleman, entered forcibly on a certain manor or tenement with appurtenances in Sowthemymes aforesaid, being the freehold of William Lee esq., against the Queen's peace and the form of a certain statute of 5 Ric. II.—Also, True Bill that, at Sowthemymes co. Midd. on 7 November 32 Eliz., Thomas Culpeper of Balcombe co. Sussex gentleman, Edward Leedes of Selmeston co. Sussex gentleman, Thomas Jurden of Arlington co. Sussex gentleman, John Threell of London gentleman, John Parrott of Sowthemymes husbandman, and John Androwe of the same parish laborer, unlawfully assembled in a certain manor or tenement called "Durhams," and with violence took possession of two parts of a certain field called Parkefeilde, to be divided into three parts, being the freehold of William Lee esq. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

9 December, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Istellworth co. Midd. on the said day, William Newman late of London yoman stole three pigs worth thirty shillings and a sowe worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Lady Anne Gresham widow. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

18 December, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackeney co. Midd. on the said day, Garrett Radkyn late of Stratford-at-Bowe co. Midd. assaulted Katherine Newby, an infant of eight years, "et ipsam Katherinam tunc et ibidem felonice rapuit defloravit et carnaliter cognovit." G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

26 December, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Henry Sackford of St. Joanes Jerusalem near Westsmithfeilde in London and Lancelot Clerk of London citizen and cooper, in the sum of ten pounds each, and Gregory Patson in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Gregory's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.