Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1605

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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10-15

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1605', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 10-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65981 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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1605

1 January, 2 James I.—True Bills against Anthony Standen of St. Andrew's-in-Holbourn co. Midd. esq., Beatrix Nevell of the same parish widow, and Laurence Bettes of Clarkenwell co. Midd. gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the six months next following the said 1st Jan., 2 James I.— Also, True Bill against Mary Armyde spinster, Sir Henry James knt., his two servants Morgan Edwards yoman and Margaret Jane spinster, William Darbye yoman and his wife Susan Darbye alias Susan Darbye spinster, all of St. Sepulchre's, London, co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the three months next following the 7th March, 2 James I.—Also, True Bills against Paul Cuddington gentleman, his wife Anne alias Anne Cuddington spinster, John Blacke taylor, Mary Stan . . . . widow, Susan Morgan spinster, Thomas Nayler yoman (servant of William Woodfall), Robert Tompson yoman, and Margaret Haywarde spinster (servants of the same William Woodfall), Henry Nubye taylor, John Hartman yoman, John Booreman yoman, and Thomas Jaxon yoman (all three servants of the said Henry Nubye), John Fowler stationer, his wife Anne alias Anne Fowler spinster, Katherine Ashley spinster (servant of the same John Fowler), Thomas Straunge taylor, his wife Joan Straunge alias Joan Straunge spinster, his servant Katherine Pryce spinster, Ambrose Wight taylor, Richard Dawes yoman, his wife Anne Dawes alias Anne Dawes spinster, his son Richard Dawes yoman and his servant Alice Browne spinster, and Richard Daniell yoman, all late of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd.; and Mary Holte late of Islington spinster for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during the six months next following the 10th Dec., 2 James I. Memorandum of Proclamation, made according to the Statute. G. D. R., 26 June, 3 James I.

22 January, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of John Knight of St. Buttolphe's-without-Algate wottmelman (sic), Walter Jones of the same parish tayler, John Chester of Fanchurche Streete, London, tayler, and Richard Weman of St. Buttolphe's aforesaid informer, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Richard Fludd of St. Katherin's co. Midd. cordwainer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Richard Fludd, his wife Katherine Fludd, and Margaret Goaffe of St. Katherin's aforesaid spinster at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd. to be held at Westminster. G. S. P. R., Easter, 3 James I.

10 February, 2 James I.—True Bill against Philip Curtis, Francis Pryce, and Simon Pryce, all of the parish of St. Andrew in Holborne co. Midd. gentlemen, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the month next following the said 10th February. G. D. R., 22 March, 2 James I.

16 March, 2 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Henry Thoresbie esq. J.P., of Bridgett Bassett of Westminster widow, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Bridgett's appearance at the next Session of Peace for co. Midd., to give evidence against Alice Joyse, wife of John Joyse of Wapping saylor, "for speaking certain slanderous wordes agaynst Scottsmen."—Also, under the same date, the similar Recognizance, taken before the same J.P., of John Large of Wapping saylor; For the same John's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to give evidence against the same Alice Joyse, for the same offence.— Also, the Recognizances, under the same date, of John Ferneseede of the parish of St. Olive in Southeworke lymemann and John Clarke of Wapping co. Midd. lymemann, in the sum of forty pounds each, for the said Alice's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, "to aunswere slaunderous wordes spoken by her the sayd Alice agaynst Scottsmen." G. D. R., 22 March, 2 James I.

23 (sic) March, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at St. John Streete co. Midd. on the said day, Arthur Sotherton late of London gentleman stole a leather purse worth two pence, and four shillings in numbered money, being in the same purse, of the goods and chattels of Henry Gates, secretly and without the observation of the said Henry. Found 'Guilty,' Arthur Sotherton gentleman was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 22 March, 2 James I.

11 April, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Sams late of London yoman stole a parcel-gilt silver salte worth forty shillings, a trencher salte of silver worth twenty shillings, sixteen silver spoons worth three pounds, eight pewter saltes worth four shillings, three diversely-coloured cloth cloaks worth four pounds, and "a lyverie coate color' tawnye" worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Reverend Father in Christ, Richard Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry Sams was respited (respectuatur) after pleading 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., . . . ., 3 James I.

30 April, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at le Strond co. Midd. and elsewhere in the said county, Robert Pryor marchauntaylor and his brother John Pryor yoman, and his servant William Greenewoode yoman, all three late of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, wandred abroad under the name and title of Petty Chapmen, using the subtle and crafty art of buyinge and sellinge of featherbed-tikes, westren coverings, doringe coveringes, and other wares belonging to the art and faculty "de les Upholsters" of London. Putting themselves 'Not Guilty,' all three were acquitted. G. D. R., 16 May, 3 James I.

6 May, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Golding Lane co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Belche late of London widow stole two pieces of coined gold called "twentye shillinges pieces," of the goods chattels and moneys of Sir Richard Sandes knt. . . . . G. D. R., 16 May, 3 James I.

10 June, 3 James I.—True Bill against Francis Kitchen, late of Islington co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the six months next following the said 10th June. Memorandum of proclamation according to the statute. G. D. R., 9 Jan., 3 James I.

10 June, 3 James I.—True Bill against John Addams yoman, John Coleman yoman, Grace Sandye spinster, James Bredkerke yoman, Christofer Waker yoman, James Jeffrey yoman, Henry Tower yoman, Philip Downe yoman, Richard Hooper yoman, Henry Crofte yoman, Richard Tomlinson yoman, William Coke gentleman, William Cropley yoman, Paul Addington gentleman, his wife Anne alias Anne Addington spinster, Mary Stanesmore widow, and Judith Hippon widow, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the six months next following the said 10 June, 3 James I. Memorandum of Proclamation, made according to the Statute. G. R. D., 9 Jan., 3 James I.

20 June, 3 James I.—True Bill against William Sadler gentleman, his wife Anne alias Anne Sadler spinster, Emlen Goldwell spinster and Hugh Griffen taylor, all late of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the three months next following the said 20th June. Memorandum of proclamation made according to the Statute. G. D. R., 9 Jan., 3 James I.

18 July, 3 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Brett knt. J.P., of James Locker gentleman and William Saer yeoman, both of Edmonton co. Midd. in the sum of five pounds each, and Thomas Gyles alias Chansey gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Thomas's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to all people, and more especially to Christopher Harrison of Grayes Inne gentleman. —Similar Recognizances, taken under the same date before the same Justice of the Peace, of James Locker gentleman, William Saer yeoman, and William Ashbe gentleman, all of Edmonton; For the said William Ashbe's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people, and more especially towards the aforesaid Christopher Harrison. G. D. R., . . . . 3 James I.

30 July, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Marshall embroderer and Roger Newton yoman, both late of London, falsely and traitorously fabricated and counterfeited two pieces of money of copper brass and other mixed metals in the likeness of the good and lawful and current money and coined gold of the said King, of his kingdom of Scotland "anglice vocat' the sixe pounde peece of goulde alias the Crosse dagger " now current in this kingdom of England. Putting themselves 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country, Thomas Marshall and Roger Newton were found 'Guilty;' when it was adjudged that each of them should be taken by the Sheriff of Middlesex to the Gaol of Newgate, and thence be drawn straightway to the gallows of Tiborne, and be hung on the same gallows, and be laid on the ground still living, and their entrails be taken from their bellies whilst they should still be living, and their heads be cut off, and their bodies be each divided into four parts, and the same quarters be placed where the Lord the King may be pleased to appoint. Special Session of Oyer and Terminer, held at the Justice Hall in the Olde Bailie on 4 Dec. 3 James I., and adjourned to the 9th of the following January. S. S. O. T. R., 4 Dec, 3 James I.

1 August, 3 James I.—Recognizance, taken before William Harrison esq. J.P., of John Bankes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields coachmaker, in the sum of twenty pounds, for the said John Bankes's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, and "That the said John Bankes, or any of his servants or any other by his or their consents or knowledge, do not at any time make any cariage or cariages of coaches, or make any coach wheeles or tyre or clowt any coache or carriages or worke vpon them in the said streat before or nere his doore (except upon urgent necessitie, and shall suffer no coache to stande before his doore in the streate, wherby the inhabitantes and passage of the people may not be hindred or any way straytened."—On the same day, John Johnson of the same parish coachmaker was in like manner bound, before the same J.P., to desist from making and working upon coaches in the thoroughfare before his door to the hindrance of wayfarers. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 3 James I.

3 August, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Ratcliffe co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Coke late of London yoman assaulted Anne Prieste, a girl ten years of age, "et ipsam Annam adtunc et ibidem felonice rapuit et defloravit et eam tunc et ibidem carnaliter cognovit." Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Thomas Coke was acquitted. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 3 James I.

14 August, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Robert Playner alias Wells, late of London yoman, broke burglariously into the house of Richard Orrell gentleman, and stole therefrom two grey woollen cloth clokes worth three pounds, a woollen-cloth cloke of "mingled culler" worth fifteen shillings, a woollen-cloth cloke of "Frenche russet" colour, and "vnum instrumentum vocatum a treble viall" worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Richard Orrell. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Robert Playner was acquitted. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 3 James I.

. . . . August, 3 James I.—True Bill that, on a day of the said August at Ratcliffe co. Midd., George Lorryman of the said parish yoman flogged with whippes his apprentice, a certain John Woodfall, so that the said John became and still remains a lunatic. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 3 James I.

2 September, 3 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Woode esq., J.P. of Thomas Milton gentleman and Thomas Mannes glover, both of Ratcliffe co. Midd., in the sum of five pounds each, and Margery Harvey of the same place widow, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Margery's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for her peaceful bearing towards all people, and especially to Thomas Temple of Ratcliffe baker. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 3 James I.

2 September, 3 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Edward Fenner knt. J.P., of Dorothy White of Hillingdon co. Midd. spinster, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Dorothy White's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, to give evidence against "George Kytchen of Hillingdon aforesaid for begetting her with child." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 3 James I.

10 September, 3 James I.—True Bill against Susan Cutler widow, Walter Dennis gentleman, Lady Mary Siddenham spinster alias Lady Mary Siddenham wife of the said Walter Dennis, William Wynn gentleman, Humfrey Poule yoman, Edward Ruffoote yoman, his wife Elizabeth alias Elizabeth Ruffoote, spinster, Robert Johnson yoman, Thomas Sleepe yoman, his wife Katherine alias Katherine Sleepe spinster, Bridget Crathorne spinster, and Thomas Crathorne gentleman, all of St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the three months next following the said 10th September, 3 James I.—Memorandum of Proclamation, made according to the Statute. G. D. R., 9 Jan., 3 James I.

26 September, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Fulham co. Midd. on the said day, William Farrar late of London yoman broke into the dwelling-house of Sir Thomas Bodley knt., and stole therefrom "a cloake coloris mingled ad valenciam iii li." Found 'Not Guilty' of breaking into the house, but 'Guilty' of felony, William Farrar asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered according to the statute. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 3 James I.

6 October, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Paddington co. Midd. on the said day, John Tanner late of Paddington aforesaid constructed and built for a habitation a certain cottage (which Henry Steavens of the said parish laborer used as a habitation) without assigning and laying thereto four acres of land, in accordance with the requirements of a certain statute of 31 Eliz.—Also, two other similar indictments against the same John Tanner, (1) in respect to a cottage built by him at Paddington in the 8th year of James I., and (2) in respect to another cottage built by him in Paddington in the same year. G. D. R. . . . . 9 James I.

17 November, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Katherin's co. Midd. on the said day, Magdalen Samwayes late of London spinster stole a silver dishe worth fifty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Francis, Earl of Kyldare. Found 'Guilty,' Magdalen was reprieved before judgment. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 3 James I.

18 November, 3 James I.—True Bill that, at Hillingdon co. Midd. on the said day, John Williams late of London yoman, stole a leather bagge worth a penny, and thirty-four pounds in numbered money being in the same bagge, of the goods chattels and moneys of Yeoman Ryley, and another leather bagge worth a penny, and fifteen pounds, being therein, of the goods chattels and moneys of Robert Cattesbye esq. John Williams was at large. G. D. R., 4 Dec, 3 James I.