Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1600

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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257-266

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1600', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 257-266. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65969 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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2 January, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Thomas Foxall grocer and William Foxall grocer, both of the parish of St. Benedict Gracechurche, London, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of William Ridge of Clareley co. Salop yeoman at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, he being under "suspicion of a frenche silver cuppe stolne at the Whyte Lyon Tavernein Highe Holborne." G. D. R., 14 Feb., 42 Eliz.

28 January, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the night of the said day, George Collins yoman, Richard Cholmeley gentleman and William Greene gentleman, all three late of the aforesaid parish, broke into the dwelling-house of Thomas Bedingefielde esq., and stole therefrom an iron chest worth ten shillings and a hundred pounds of money in the same chest. Putting themselves 'Not Guilty,' the three prisoners were remanded. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

3 February, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the Strond in the parish of St. Clement Danes without the Bars of the New Temple and in the highway there, on the said day, James Bell late of London yoman assaulted William Richards, then being in God's and the Queen's peace, and drawing his dagger threw it at him, so that the weapon gave the said William Richards on the right knee a mortal wound, of which he died on the 16th of March then next following. Putting himself 'Guilty,' he asked for the book, could not read and was remanded by the Court before judgment. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

25 February, 42 Elizabeth.—True bill that, at Norton-folgate co. Midd. on the said day, John Gervis late of the said parish yoman and his wife Margaret Gervis assaulted and beat Edward Nicollson, Provismarshall of the said county, when he was in the execution of his office. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

28 February, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Catherine Cadmore late of London spinster stole a hattbande of pearle worth thirty shillings, a purse of cloth of silver worth ten shillings, a satten pynpillowe imbrodered with golde worth six shillings, a pair of keye-hangers of silke sett with pearle worth thirteen shillings and four pence, a black safegard . . . . worth three shillings and four pence, a silver whiste (sic, ? whistle) worth eight pence, a silver "harte" worth eighteen pence, a silke-girdle worth two shillings, "vnam peciam auri vocat' a quarter-angel" worth two shillings and sixpence, "vnam aliam peciam auri vocat' a Soveraigne ad valenciam xs.," and "vnam aliam peciam auri vocat' a Supurryall ad valenciam xs.," and twenty-nine shillings in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Christofer Woodhouse gentleman. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

5 March, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Maribone co. Midd. on the said day, William Gooderidge late of London yoman assaulted John Hylton on the highway, and robbed him of a grey horse worth thirty pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Alice the Countess-Dowager of Derby, when the said horse was in the custody of the same John Hylton gentleman.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same highwayman, William Gooderidge, for assaulting James Hylton gentleman on the highway at Maribone co. Midd., on the same 5 March 42 Eliz. and robbing him of a goyld ringe worth ten shillings, a dagger worth ten shillings and forty-five shillings in numbered money. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

11 March, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyns esq. J.P., of Richard Fletcher of the city of Norwitch pewterer, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Richard's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, to give evidence against William Haukins, "chardged with a purse taken at a play at the Curten with xxvk vid. in it." G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

16 March, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Sydall late of London yoman stole a baldefaced baye amblinge geldinge worth eight pounds, and a baye trottinge Geldinge worth nine pounds, of the goods and chattels of George Awsten gentleman. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

19 March, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyns esq. J.P., of William Acland yeoman and William Grene baker, both of St. Giles's-without-Creplegate, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Haukins of the same parish barber, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Haukins's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, he being "charged with a purse taken at the Curten." G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

25 March, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Vaghan esq. J.P., of Francis Beridge of Oriel College, Oxford, gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Francis Beridge's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

25 March, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Vaghan esq. J.P., of Hugh Holland M.A. of Trinitie College, Cambridge, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For his appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

25 March, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Vaghan esq. J.P., of Lewis Tresham of London gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds; For the said Lewis Tresham's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, then and there to answer &c G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

26 March, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Robert Cattesbye, late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. esq., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during the six months next following the said 26 March 42 Eliz.—Similar True Bill against Robert Hare late of St. Leonard's in Shorediche gentleman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer during the aforesaid term.—Similar True Bill against Katherine Rooper late of St. Andrew's in Holborne spinster alias Katherine Rooper wife of William Rooper of the said parish esq., for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer during the same term.—Similar True Bill against William Perrye, late of St. Andrew's in Holborne gentleman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer during the same term.— True Bill against Henry Harte late of Clarkenwell gentleman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, during the two months next following the first of a month (no longer discoverable from the blackened parchment) of 42 Eliz.—Similar True Bill against John Gardyner of Islington gentleman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, during the three months next following the 10th of April, 42 Eliz.—Similar True Bill against Anne Williamson of Islington spinster alias Anne Williamson wife of . . . . Williamson of the said parish gentleman, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer during the three months next following 10 April 42 Eliz.— These seven Bills (on each of which appears the official memorandum of proclamation) have passed at some time or other from broken files to G. D. R., 17 Jan., 42 Eliz.

1 April, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Peyton knt., Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and Thomas Fowler, Tobias Woode, Edward Vaghan and Henry Thoresby esqs., Justices of the Peace, of John Wolf of Eastsmithfeild co. Midd. stationer, in the sum of forty pounds; The condition of the recognizance being "that, whereas the abovebounden John Wolf hathe begun to erecte and builde a Playhowse in Nightingale Lane near East Smithefeilde aforesaid contrary to Her Majesties proclamacion and orders sett downe in Her Highenes Court of Starrchamber. If therefore the said John Wolf do not proceede anie further in buildinge or erectinge of the same playhowse, unless he shall procure sufficient warrant from the Rt. Honourable the Lords of Her Majesties most honourable Privye Councill for further . . . . then this recognizaunce to be void or els to remaine in full force." G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

2 April, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Nelson late of London yoman practised and exercised certain detestable and devilish arts, called "witchcraftes inchauntementes charmes and sorcerie" upon and against Katherine Corwell, an infant aged eleven weeks, by reason of which detestable practice the said infant has languished from the said 2nd of April 42 Eliz. until the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit the 4th of April 42 Eliz., "et adhuc valde infirma et languida existit." G. D. R., 4 April, 42 Eliz.

18 April, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. on the said day, John Thomas gentleman, William Poore gentleman and Francis Hull clerk, all late of London, assaulted Richard Thomas gentleman, and that then and there John Thomas with a sword gave the said Richard on the left side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' John Thomas and William Poore were sentenced to be hung; Francis Hull "po' se non cul' nec rec'." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

24 April, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the water of the river Thames at Hampton co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Chippes, the guider or steersman of a certain barge drawn by three horses, wilfully and feloniously handled the same barge, so as to upset a boat in which Richard Nightingale esq. and his wife Frances Nightingale and their servant Mary Wager were then and there being rowed by Thomas Jones and John Savage, whereby the said Richard Chippes caused the same Richard, Frances and Mary to be submerged. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

25 April, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Fyncheley co. Midd. on the said day, Peter Gore late of London gentleman assaulted Thomas Hall, and robbed him of thirteen pounds in numbered moneys. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Hall was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

4 May, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fyncheley co. Midd. on the said day, Joan Austen of the said parish made half-a-hundred weight of starche "de tritico," against the form of the Proclamation in this case published.—Also six other several True Bills against six different persons for the same offence, viz. against Mary Coyle of Brayneforde co. Midd. for making twoe hundred-weight of starch at Brayneford on 24 August 42 Eliz.; Daniel Arthur of Kensington co. Midd. cowper for making two hundred-weight of starch on 4 Sept. 43 Eliz.; Richard Norton of Clerkenwell co. Midd. for making at Clerkenwell half-a-hundred weight of starch on 28 May, 43 Eliz.; Richard Savadge junr. of Popler yoman, for making half-a-hundredweight of starch at Popler on 1 August 43 Eliz.; John Skynner of Clarkenwell for making a hundred-weight of starch at Clarkenwell on 28 Sept. 43 Eliz.; and Thomas Humfrye of St. Katheren's co. Midd. for making at St. Katheren's twoe hundred-weight of starch on 26 August, 42 Eliz. G. D. R., 2 Oct., 43 Eliz.

4 June, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Bowyer late of London yoman stole a baye nagg worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Crowther.— Also, nine other indictments of the same Henry Bowyer, for stealing horses in and about London from different owners on days of June, August and October 42 Eliz., and November 42 and 43 Eliz., viz. at Stepney, Hackeney, Beddnollgreene, and Stratfordebowe. At the head of each bill, the memorandum "Cogn' Indictamentu' Sus'." He confessed the indictment, and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 43 Eliz.

24 June, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of William Haner of Norton Folgate co. Midd. yeoman, and Richard Drury and Francis Jeffery, both of Eastsmythfield bruers, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Richard and Francis at the next Session of the Peace in Middlesex, to answer for "misusing a woman great with child and throwing her downstairs." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

24 June, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Nortonfolgate co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Drury of Eastsmithfeilde brewer assaulted Bridget Strynger, wife of John Strynger, knocking her down and throwing her into a cellar. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Richard Drury was fined twenty shillings, and required to give security for his good behaviour. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

1 July, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Turmillstreete co. Midd. and elsewhere in the said county for six months next following the said day, John Archer of the said street exercised the art and mystery of a blacksmith, without having served an apprenticeship of seven years to the same art and mystery, against the form of a certain statute of 5 Eliz. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

1 July, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of John Darcye of Newington Buttes co. Surrey gentleman and Henry Atkinson of Fleete Lane in London tayler, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Elizabeth Hawle, wife of Arthur Hawle of Newington aforesaid gentleman, at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer &c. "for suspicion of fower yardes of broade cloth shee bought of one Duglas and two other men at the Signe of the Black Swanne in Westminster." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

2 July, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's Holborne in the night of the said day between ten and eleven p.m., Elizabeth Gallant late of the said parish spinster assaulted a male infant, born alive of her body, and murdered the same infant by crushing in its head with her hands. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

11 July, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of John Cannon of Yateley co. Southampton gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, he having been "taken suspiciously in the fieldes with a lewde woman." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

11 July, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Henry Hunninges, servant of Robert Maule of Kingsey co. Buckingham gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the same Henry Hunninges, and Joan Cooke and Helen Bowyfelde of Bisshopsgate Street in London, at the next Session of the Peace, they being 'persons of lewde lieffe and conversacon." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

11 July, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of John Porday of St. Katherin's near the Tower of London, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Porday and his wife Joan at the next Session of the Peace, they being "persons suspected of lewde lieffe." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

12 July, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Candeler esq. J.P., of Thomas Pate of Tottenham co. Midd. gentleman and Thomas Franklyn of the parish of St. Peter Avincula (sic) in the Tower of London cutler, in the sum of five pounds each, and of John Francke of London gentleman ("ymployed in Her Majestes service for Ireland, beinge Levetenaunt to Captayne William Newre") in the sum of ten pounds; For the said John Francke's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer for a breach of the peace charged against him by the Cunstable of Goldinge Lane. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

20 July, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chauncerylane co. Midd. on the said day and during the next two months preceding this inquisition, William Strange of the said lane unlawfully received and and kept in his dwelling-house "quosdam subtenentes anglice Inmates," against the laws and ordinances of the kingdom of England. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

29 July, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the Kinges Feild at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, William Sharpe late of London yoman assaulted William Sammes (he being in God's and the Queen's peace), and with a staff called "a padlestaffe" gave the said William Sammes on the right part of his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 7th of August then next following. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

1 August, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in their house at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Edward Weldon gentleman and his wife Anne for gain and profit received and harboured persons of bad fame and life, to wit, "communes meretrices ociosas et suspectuosas personas ociose et suspectuose viventes." G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

31 August, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at his house in Chauncerylane co. Midd. on the said day, and during the month next preceding the present inquisition, John Smythe of the said lane received and maintained "quendam subtenentem anglice an Inmate," against the laws and ordinances of this kingdom of England. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

31 August, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Stanwell co. Midd. on the said day, Edmund Shordiche late of Iver co. Bucks, gentleman assaulted William Hollyday, and robbed him of a piece of undressed white cloth worth thirteen pounds. Po se non cul nec r'. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

1 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Sonbury co. Midd. on the said day and during the six months then next following, Arnold Turner late of the same parish exercised the art and occupation of a blacksmith, without having served an apprenticeship of seven years to the same art and occupation, against the form of the statute of 5 Eliz., in that case provided. G. D. R., 3 April, 43 Eliz.

8 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johnstreete in the night of the said day between ten and eleven p.m., Francis Pigott, George Trowte alias Gory, and John Fitzwilliams, all late of London gentlemen, broke burglariously into the house of William Fitzwylliams esq., with the intention of despoiling him of his goods and chattels and murdering him. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' the three burglars were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

20 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chauncerylane co. Midd. on the said day, John Middleton of the same lane yoman refused to keep watches there. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

20 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Stephen's Alley in Westminster co. Midd., Henry Edlyn of the said alley yoman refused to keep watches at the same alley. G. D. R., 1 Dec. 43 Eliz.,

20 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Tottenham co. Midd. on the said day, the Most Noble the Earl of Oxford with divers of his servants blocked up an ancient footway, lying near Stamford Hill, and leading from Tottenham aforesaid to the parish church of Hackney, by which footway divers of the Queen's lieges have from time immemorial been accustomed to journey towards the said church and to the city of London. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

27 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Bednall Grene in the parish of Stebunhith co. Midd. on the said day, Peter Sharpe late of London yoman stole half-a-yard of tawny-coloured veluet trimmed with crimson silk, worth five shillings, and half-a-yard of "Tuftaffita coloris watched and crimson" trimmed with orenge-andblewe coloured silk, worth four shillings. Confessing the indictment, Peter Sharpe asked for the book, read like a clerk, was marked with the letter T, and delivered in accordance with the statute. G. D. R., . . . ., 42 Eliz.

30 September, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hoglane in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Anthony Warren of St. Botolph's-without-Allgate in London yoman built and erected three cottages "called three base cottages," against the form of the statute in that case provided. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

19 October, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Newe Inne co. Midd., in the night of the said day between two and three a.m., Peter Homes alias Hopperly, late of London yoman, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of George Lawley gentleman and John Vavysor gentleman, and stole therefrom "octodecem pecias electri vocat' pewter pottengers (sic)" worth nine shillings, and "octodecem alias pecias electri vocat' meate dysshes ad valenciam xis.," of the goods and chattels of the said George Lawley and John Vavysor.—Putting himself 'Guilty' of the felony, but not of the burglary, Peter was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43.Eliz.

1 November, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hadley co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Stambridge of the said place yoman divided and converted one cottage into four several tenements, which tenements are unfit for habitation "quia carent culminibus anglice vocat' chymies," to the great alarm of the inhabitants there, and against the peace of the Lady the Queen. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

21 November, 43 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Jones late of London yoman assaulted Edmund Tinsley, and then and there slew and murdered him, by giving him on his right showlder with a sword a mortal wound, of which the said Edmund then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 43 Eliz.

4 December, 43 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Chief Justice Popham, of Nicholas Startoppe of St. Buttolph's-without-Algate yoman and Thomas Wyttye of St. Katherin's near the Tower of London brewer, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Thomas Woodde of St. Buttolph's aforesaid clothworker, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said Thomas Woodde's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., . . . ., 43 Eliz.

6 December, 43 Elizabeth.—Five several True Bills against the following five persons—viz. (1) Margery Blasson late of Hampton in parish of Hampton co. Midd. spinster, alias Margery Blasson wife of John Blasson of the said parish, (2) Juliana Butcher late of St. Andrew's in Holborne spinster, (3) William Goodakers late of St. Andrew's in Holborne yoman, (4) Anne Goodakers junr. late of St. Andrewes in Holborne spinster, (5) Francis Northe late of St. Andrewes in Holborne gentleman—for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the three months next following the aforesaid 6th of December.

31 December, 43 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd. on the said day, Alice Lee late of London spinster stole a pair of linen sheetes worth four shillings, eleven flaxen napkins worth two shillings, a Cambrick band worth sixpence, a silke apron worth twelve pence, a black silke kirtle worth three shillings, two brass candlestickes worth three shillings and four pence, "vnum librum vocatum a service booke" worth eighteen pence, and six shillings and sixpence in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Mabelle Harrys. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Alice Lee pleaded pregnancy. G. D. R., . . . ., 43 Eliz.