Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1598

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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242-251

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1598', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 242-251. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65967 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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1598

20 January, 40 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Agnes Knappe late of London spinster, there lying dead: With Verdict that she died in the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes " on the 18th inst. after six days of illness. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

17 February, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the Stonebridge in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields co. Midd., John Frauncis late of London yoman assaulted Samuel Morris, and robbed him of a graye horse worth forty shillings, eight hundred egges worth forty shillings, three dead mallardes worth three shillings, a dead teale worth six-pence, seven dead larkes worth seven pence, two dead hennes worth three shillings, a black woollen-cloth cloak worth nine shillings, and twenty-two pence in numbered money. John Frauncis was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R, 29 March, 40 Eliz.

17 February, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, James Savadge late of London yoman assaulted William Davies, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a sword gave him on the fore part of his head a mortal wound, of which he languished from the said 17th of February to the 8th of March next following, when he died of the said blow at the aforesaid parish. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' of manslaughter, James Savadge put himself 'Guilty' of killing William Davies in self-defence. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

28 February, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Steward gentleman, John Fynch yoman, William Askewe yoman, and . . . . Ballard yoman, all late of London, entered the dwelling-house of John Soper, and stole therefrom a silver-gilt "salte" worth thirty-five shillings, a parcel-gilt silver "bole" worth fifty-two shillings, a silver "bekar" worth forty shillings, a silver cuppe worth thirty-three shillings, another silver "bole" worth thirtythree shillings and eight pence, a dozen silver spoones worth three pounds and thirteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Soper; and a parcel-gilt goblett worth fifty shillings of the goods and chattels of Morgain Jones; and a silver-gilt salt worth forty shillings of the goods and chattels of Hugh Whitbrooke. Steward and Finch were sentenced to be hung: the other two thieves were at large. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

28 February, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hollowaie in St. Leonard's parish at Shordiche on the said day, Bartholomew Adams yoman, Stephen Caver alias Willson yoman, Edmund Graye servant of William Hodgeskins of London baker, Thomas Needeham servant of Andrew Huntingdon of London baker, John Symons servant of William Hodgeskins of London baker, John Hickman servant of Thomas Adlington of Bushe Lane clothworker, and George Acourte of Mary Aldermanburie cordewayner, with other disturbers of the peace to the number of a hundred persons broke riotously into the dwellinghouse of John Harris at Hollowaie aforesaid, and injured and broke "the chambers and roomes" of the said house. Bartholomew Adams, Stephen Caver, Thomas Nedeham and John Symons were found 'Guilty'; wherefore it was adjudged by the Court that they should be taken to Newgate, whipt in their Halls (in awlis suis) and remain in prison during the pleasure of the Court. Edmund Graye, John Hickman and George Acorte were found ' Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

8 March, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's-Danes without the bar of the New Temple on the said day, William Edwardes late of London yoman stole a velvett footeclothe worth five pounds, and a velvet vestment called "a furniture of hare-coloured velvett" worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Wrighte. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Edwardes asked for the book, read like a clerk, was marked with the letter T and delivered according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

20 March, 40 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Thomas Mantell late of London yeoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes," on the 19th inst, after thirteen days of illness. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

24 March, 40 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Jonas Pierson, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Jonas died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes " on the 23rd inst. after seven days of illness. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

28 March, 40 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Robert Beckinfield late of St. John's Streete co. Midd. yeoman: With Verdict that the said Robert died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes" on the 26th inst. after three weeks of illness. G. D. R., 29 March, 40 Eliz.

7 May, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the parish of St. Gileswithout-Creplegate on the said day, Robert Hudson late of London gentleman assaulted Simon Askewe "in the feilde on the backside of the Peste House" of the said parish, and with a rapiour gave him on his right breast a blow of which he died instantly. Putting himself 'Not Guilty ' of manslaughter, Robert Hudson put himself 'Guilty' of killing in self-defence. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

2 June, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Anne Arrundell of St Giles's-without-Creplegate, in the sum of twenty pounds; For her appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to give evidence against Geoffrey Welsh and his wife Anne and Thomas Norman pewterer and Maria Wills wife of William Wills, "towching poysen geven to children." G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

4 June, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in a certain close of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields near St. James's Park, Edward Griffen late of the said parish locksmith, on the said day between two and three p.m., assaulted John Feylder, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and "did wreste and strangle" the said John, putting his knee on the said John's neck and twisting it until he had murdered him by suffocating him. Confessing the indictment, Edward Griffen was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

4 June, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Mary Norton of St. Buttolph's-within-Bisshopsgate co. Midd. widow, in the sum of forty pounds; For her appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to give evidence against Robert Weston and Joan Grove, "suspected to be accessarie to the stealing of the Countesse of Rutlandes plate." G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

6 June, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Popham knt. Chief Justice &c., of John Warren of St. Andrew's in Holborne haberdasher and Thomas Shelley of the parish of the Savoy co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Aron Hollande of the parish of the Savoy co. Midd. inholder, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said Aron Hollande's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

10 June, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, John Peirson late of the said place yoman assaulted Thomas Holden, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a knife gave him in "his bellie" a blow and wound two thumbs' breadths (i.e. inches) in depth and one inch in breadth. Confessing the indictment, John Peirson was fined twenty shillings. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

20 June, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Popham knt. Chief Justice &c, of Patrick Derrick of St. Martin's in-the-Fields sadler and Walter Savadge of St. Sepulchre's in London inholder in the sum of fifty pounds each, and of Daniel Savage, one of the serjeants of the Queen's Great Chamber, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said Daniel's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for the city of London and the county of Middlesex. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

23 June, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Sheerelane co. Midd. on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, John Forster of Sheerelane aforesaid clothworker threw divers unclean matters, called "filthie pottes" and "chamberfilthe," into the said lane. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

25 June, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Grayes-Inne-Lane co. Midd. on the said day Hugh Walton late of London yoman assaulted Edmund Ballington, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a dagger gave him on his left hand a mortal wound, of which he languished from the said 25th of June to the last day of the same month at Grayes-Inne-Lane, on which last-named day he died of the said wound. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Hugh Walton was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

2 July, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chiswellstreete in St. Giles's parish-without-Creplegate co. Midd. on the said day, John Cooke late of London yoman "fuit persona otiosus et vagrans vt miles anglice as a souldiour . . . . and had not settled himself in aliquo servicio labore vel alio legittimo cursu vite." John Cooke put himself 'Guilty,' and was remanded before judgment. G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

3 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before George Asshebye esq. J.P., of William Watkins of Creswell co. Hereford yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Henry Foxe of Westminster co. Midd. yoman and Henry Kettlewood of the same city yeoman in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the same Henry Foxe and Henry Kettlewood at next Session of Enquiry for Middlesex, to answer "touching their behaviour abowt the matter of arrest and resquor in Mr. Masteres howse at the Bell in Westminster." —Also, Recognizances, taken before the same Justice, for the appearance of David Powell of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields glover and Hugh Adowhurt late of London yeoman at the next Session of the Peace to answer &c. "towching their abuse about an arrest of Henry Kettlewood at the Sighn of the Bell in Westminster." G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

7 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Information, by John Parsons of London yoman, against Hugh Traps of St. James's parish at Clarkenwell co. Midd. gentleman, for keeping on 1 May 40 Elizabeth and nineteen several days between the said 1st of May and the said 7th of July, at the 'aforesaid parish "a comon howse alley or place of Bowling . . . . for his gaine lucre and living." G. D. R., 7 July, 40 Eliz.

8 July, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. by the river Thames on the said day, William Sabyne late of London waterman assaulted William Aberyn, and with a piece of wood called "a scull" gave him on the right part of his head a mortal blow, of which he languished from the said 8th of July until the 25th of the same month, when he died of the same blow. Putting himself 'Guilty' of manslaughter, William Sabyne asked for the book, read like a clerk, was marked with the letter T, and was delivered according to the form of the statute. G. D. R., 10 Aug, 40 Eliz.

10 July, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's-Danes without the Bars of the New Temple, Mary Dixson late of London spinster broke into the dwelling-house of Edward Price and stole therefrom eighteen fallinge bandes of linen cloth, worth eighteen shillings. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Mary Dixson pleaded pregnancy: found by a jury of matrons to be 'Not Pregnant,' she was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

11 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Croke, Recorder of London, of William Jones of Lambeth co. Surrey gentleman and Robert Ryche of St. Dunstan's-in-le-West of London taylor, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Susanna Boulton of St Botolph'swithout-Bishopgate, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said Susanna's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

13 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Croke, Recorder of London, of William Jones of Lambeth co. Surrey gentleman and Robert Ryche of St. Dunstan's-in-le-West of London taylor, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Jane Jackson of St. Botolph'swithout-Bishopsgate widow, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said Jane's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

20 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Robert Wrothe esq. J.P., of Henry Sacheverill of Ratclyff co. Notingham esq. and Thomas Standishe of the county of Lyncoln gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of John Gaynsford (servant of the said Henry Sacheverill) in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said John Gaynsford's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex.

25 July, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields on the said day, Thomas Williams late of London yoman assaulted Thomas Connowaye, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a knife gave him on the left shoulder a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. Putting himself 'Guilty' of the murder, Thomas Williams was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

27 July, 40 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Henry Thoresby esq. J.P., of William Williamson of Stepney co. Midd. "aqua vitæ stiller" and Philip Jones of Milende co. Midd. brazier in the sum of five pounds each, and of William Jones of Stepney aforesaid brazier, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said William Jones's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

1 August, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. John's Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Joan Smithe late of London spinster stole two linen-cloth collars called "ruffe bands" worth ten shillings, a leather purse trimmed with golde lace worth two shillings, and forty shillings in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Alexander Harrison. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Joan Smithe pleaded pregnancy: found 'Not Pregnant' by a jury of matrons, she was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

5 August, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill, at Holborne co. Midd. on the night of the said day between eleven and twelve o'clock, Paul Bonton late of London yoman and Margaret Chappell broke burglariously into the house of Richard Wigginton, with the intention of murdering him. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Paul and Margaret were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Aug., 40 Eliz.

9 August, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chauncerylane co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Wrighte late of London yoman alias Thomas Cope late of London yoman stole "duo cithara ligni vocat' Citharnes" worth thirty shillings, and "six dozen of yellowe wier" worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of George Evattes. Putting himself 'Guilty ' of petty larceny, and the jury appraising the chattels at eleven pence, Thomas Wrighte was delivered on payment of the fee. G. D. R, . . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

31 August, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, William Dugdale of the said parish yoman sold "beere and ale" to divers of the Queen's lieges in measures not containing the lawful assize, and on the Lord's Day during time of prayer then and there commonly sold and uttered the same drinks.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill that William Dugdale of the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields co. Midd., on 4 October 40 Elizabeth, assaulted John Burde one of the bailiffs of the liberty of Westminster, when executing his said office in the said parish, in God's and the Queen's peace, and took and rescued from the custody of the said John Burde one Thomas Scoles, taken and arrested by the same John. G. D. R., . . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

1 September, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hampton co. Midd. on the said day, Reginald Edgerton of the said parish assaulted and beat Thomazine Galloway, "et eandem Thomazinam adtunc et ibidem felonice rapere et carnaliter cognoscere voluisset." Putting himself 'Guilty,' he was fined five pounds and was required to find sureties for his good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

15 September, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, within the precinct of St. Katherine co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Mydhouse, Henry Gill, Ralph Cowper, Henry Benson and John Tyler, all late of London yomen, stole nine silver spoons worth three pounds, "vnam peciam auri cuniati vocat' one Elizabethe Royall ad valenciam xs,." one other piece of coined gold called "an Edward half-crowne" worth two shillings and sixpence, and "vnam aliam peciam auri cuniati vocat' an Angell ad valenciam xs.," of the goods, chattels and moneys of Thomas Collett roape-maker. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Thomas Mydhouse, Henry Gill, Ralph Cowper and Henry Benson were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

19 September, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Bednollgrene co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Birde and Edmund Spencer, both late of London yomen, stole two white sheep worth eighteen pence, of the goods and chattels of a certain unknown man, in the said parish. Richard Birde and Edmund Spencer put themselves 'Not Guilty,' and did not retract. G. D. R., . . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

22 September, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Benjamin Johnson, late of London yoman, for killing Gabriel Spencer in the fields of Shorediche on the said day. For the particulars of this indictment, vide The Preface of the present volume. G. D. R., . . . Oct., 40 Eliz.

28 October, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hoxton co. Midd. in the night of the said day between ten and eleven o'clock, Robert Moseley, Edward Robson and Richard Johnson, all late of London yomen, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Jerom Bassano gentleman, and stole therefrom a golde cheyne worth twenty-four pounds, a paire of bracelettes of golde worth twelve pounds, eight golde ringes worth forty pounds, "vnam peciam auri vocat' a Jewell of Golde ad valenciam vi li. xiiis."; and seventeen pounds in numbered money. Edward Robson was at large; Robert Mosley po' se' non cul' nec rec'. G. D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

4 November, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, William Marlowe late of London yoman stole "a heafer" of black colour worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of Richard Edwardes. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Marlowe asked for the book, and reading like a clerk was marked with the letter T, and delivered in accordance with the statute.

9 November, 40 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chauncerylane co. Midd. on the said day, John Warberton late of London gentleman stole a woollen-cloth "cushinge" of divers colours worth ten pence, of the goods and chattels of John Bevington. Putting himself 'Guilty' of petty larceny, John Warberton gentleman was delivered on payment of the fee.

17 November, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway of the parish of St. Clement-Danes without the Bars of the New Temple co. Midd. on the said day, Peter Bettesworthe, John Millward and Thomas Kyndesley, all late of London gentlemen, assaulted John Stanley, struck him down, robbed him of a watchett-coloured woollencloth cloak worth twenty shillings, a leather purse worth four pence, and thirty pounds being in the same purse, and then put the body of the same John Stanley into a certain fountain full of water in the same highway, so that he was suffocated and drowned, and died instantly in the said water on the said 17th of November; And Further, that, knowing them to have perpetrated the said felony, Henry Roffe (?) late of London gentleman received aided and comforted the said Peter Bettesworthe, John Millward and Thomas Kyndesley on the 18th of Nov. 41 Eliz., at the aforesaid parish. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Peter Bettesworth was acquitted; John Millward and Thomas Kyndesley were at large; Henry Roffe (?) was exonerated on account of Peter Bettesworth's acquittal. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 43 Eliz.

20 November, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Thomas Knighton late of St. Clement's-Danes without the Bars of the New Temple gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from the said 20 Nov. 41 Eliz. to 1 Feb. then next following. With an endorsement that the bill was taken at G. S. P. on the 19th of April 41 Eliz.; and at the bill's foot the memorandum, "Proclamacio facta est juxta formam statuti." G. D. R., 20 Ap., 41 Eliz.

1 December, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stanes co. Midd. on the said day, Katherine Rawdin late of the said parish spinster beat wounded and maimed Barbara Herne, a female infant aged ten months. G, D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

2 December, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hampstead on the said day, James Lumbert, Thomas Cooper and Richard Ardington, all late of London yomen, stole two red cows worth six pounds, of the goods and chattels of William Ewer. Each of the three thieves confessed the indictment (cognovit indictament): James Lumberte and Thomas Cooper were sentenced to be hung; after asking for the book and reading like a clerk, Richard Ardington was marked with the letter T and delivered according to the form of the Statute (sign' cum Ira T et del juxta formam statuti). G. D. R., 20 Ap., 41 Eliz.

12 December, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in a room of the dwelling-house of James Lovegrove at Braneford co. Midd. on the said day between one and two p.m., Agnes Charche late of London spinster gave birth to a male infant, living at the time of birth, and forthwith then and there with her hands, twisted and broke the neck of the said infant. Po' se' non cul' nec rec'. G. D. R., 18 Jan., 41 Eliz.

21 December, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that John Allen, Robert Moseley, Thomas Hutchins and Anthony Jarrett, all late of London yomen, with malice aforethought, at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, assaulted a certain William Holmes, and that John Allen with "a longestaffe" then and there gave the said William on his head a mortal wound, of which he died instantly, and that the aforesaid Robert, Thomas and Anthony were present at the said murder, inciting the said John to commit it. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' John Allen and Robert Moseley were sentenced to be hung; Thomas Hutchins and Anthony Jarrett were at large. G. D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

24 December, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, John Edge late of London yoman stole "fyve yardes and a halfe of Denshire cloth color' blushe coullour" worth eighteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of Richard Gryffen. G. D. R., 18 Jan., 41 Eliz.