—January, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that Charles Cornewallis
gentleman and James Jackson yoman, both late of London, in a certain
field called Woodes Close at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day,
assaulted a certain Christofer Wells, when he was in God's and the
Queen's peace; and that with malice aforethought Charles Cornewallis
murdered the said Christopher by giving him with a sword a mortal
wound in the breast, of which wound he then and there died instantly; and
that James Jackson was then and there present, aiding and encouraging
the Charles Cornewallis to perpetrate the same murder. At the foot of
the decayed and mutilated bill, a memorandum that, at the Gaol
Delivery of Newgate, made on . . . .,45 Eliz., Charles Cornewallis
and James Jackson were found 'Guilty' of this murder, and that each
of them was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 19 Jan., 45 Eliz.
2 February, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Harefeilde co.
Midd. in the night of the said day, Robert Skarres, Thomas
Jen . . . ., Thomas Bennett and Oliver Browne, all late of
London yomen, broke into the dwelling-house of Sir Thomas Egerton
knt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and stole therefrom "a pillowe
of clothe of silver" worth ten pounds, and "a paire of vallance for a
bed" worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Lord
Keeper of the Great Seal.
4 February, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd.
on the night of the said day, John Squyer, Thomas Dixon and William
Greene, all late of London yomen, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of John Shelley, and stole therefrom "a lokinge glasse"
worth four shillings, a linen napkin worth sixpence, and a handkerchief
worth four pence, of the goods and chattels of the same John Shelley.
Putting themselves 'Guilty,' all three burglars were sentenced to be