Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1618

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1618', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 133-142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65994 Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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13 January, 15 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Ed. Double day J.P., of Aquila Wyekes of Westminster gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; the condition of the recognizance being, that the said Aquila Wyekes "shall cause evidence to be given at the nexte Sessions of the Peace againste Edmund Duffeild for settinge the Gatehowse in Westminster on fyer, beinge his Majestyes prison and a dwellinghouse." G. D. R., 15 Jan., 15 James I.

1 March, 15 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the month then next following,—against Thomas Jellet late of Edmonton co. Midd. yoman and his wife . . . . Jellet; Charles Middleton late of Endfield co. Midd. and his wife . . . . Middleton; Daniell Knowlinge . . . ., and Elizabeth Knowlinge spinster, both late of Endfeild co. Midd.; Thomas Sleepe . . . ., his wife . . . . Sleepe, and Frances Tooley spinster, all three late of St. John's Streete co. Midd.; Richard Abington and his wife Katherine Abington, both late of Hackney co. Midd.; Ferdinand Emerson cutler, his wife Helen Emerson, Thomas Mathewes cutler, his wife Helen Mathewes, Thomas Heyward cobler, his wife Mary Heyward, Susan wife of Edwin Saule gentleman, Richard Saule . . . ., Edwin Saule . . . ., John Blague taylor, his wife Magdalen Blague, William Beswicke cordweyner, Ambrose Beswicke . . . ., John Coe stationer, his wife Elizabeth Coe, Thomas Knighte scryvenor, his wife Jane Knighte, Katherine wife of Richard Knighte goldsmith, Susan wife of Thomas Strange . . . ., Mary Scroggs spinster, William Cooke gentleman, his wife Briget Cooke, Anne Dowse widow, and Jane Woodfall widow, all twenty-four late of St. Andrewes in Holborne co. Midd.; John Probham gentleman, Jane wife of Richard Watson . . . ., and Mary Hutton spinster, all three late of Chancery Lane co. Midd.; Mary Russell late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. spinster; John Webbe gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Webbe, Elizabeth Bolt spinster, Katherine Messy spinster, John Robinson taylor, his wife Agnes Robinson, William Robinson yoman, Richard Penvoes, his wife Anne Penvoes, Edward Ruffoote yoman, and his wife Elizabeth Ruffoote, all eleven late of Clarkenwell co. Midd. G. D. R., . . ., 16 James I.

3 March, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Lewes Lewkenor knt. J.P., of Richard Coxe of St. Andrew's in Holborne inhoulder, in the sum of forty pounds, and Thomas Willis of the same parish inhoulder, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard Coxe's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, "to aunswere the accusation of Mr. Doctor Chambers his Majesties Phisition for partakinge with porters and other rude fellowes that had assaulted and stricken hym passinge peaceably through Holborne and wounded Dennys Lee his footeman, and for usinge of very prowd and comparative speeches vnto hym."—Also, on the same file, the Recognizances, taken on 7 March, 15 James I., before the same Justice of the Peace, of Amos Wright of St. Andrewes-in-Holborne vintner, in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Thomas Willis inhoulder and Amis Browne cutter, both of the aforesaid parish, in the sum of fifty pounds each; For the said Amos Wright's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer, "for aydinge abetting and convayinge awaie Richard Fuller, Thomas Quinborough and others, that did assault strike and wound Mr. Doctor Chambers his Majesties Phisition and Dennys Lee his servant, and using of him with very great contempt and scorne." G. S. P. R., Easter, 16 James I.

17 March, 15 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Watson and Edmund Doubleday esqs. and Justices of the Peace, of Robert Horne gentleman and Hellen Devereux widow, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and John Baker of Sowthwarke co. Surrey locksmith, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said John Baker's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Midd., to answer "for making of keyes and openinge of lockes of divers chestes of the Righte Honorable Henry late Earle of Lincolne deceased." G. S. P. R., Easter, 16 James I.

23 April, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Clements' Danes' co. Midd. on the said day, Ambrose Smith late of the said parish yoman broke into the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Thomas the Earl Arundell, and stole therefrom one salt-seller of gold worth nine pounds, one braselet of gold worth ten pounds, one gold ring worth a hundred pounds, one payre of gold tags worth ten pounds, three gold ringes worth four pounds, and one pendent of gold worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Earl Arundell. Found 'Guilty,' Ambrose Smith was sentenced to be hung, but was reprieved after judgment. G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.

24 April, 16 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Robert Jhonson knt. J.P., of Nathaniel Launsden of Whitechappell inkeeper, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Nathaniel Launsden's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, and his submission to "thorder of the bench for refusing to pay 12d. a quarter for his house to the scavenger of Whitechapell." G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.

24 April, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Whitehall co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Loson late of Westminster yoman broke burglariously into the King's dwelling-house, and stole therefrom three silver dishes worth fifteen pounds, "et quatuor patinas stanni anglice fower pewter dishes" worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Lord King James. Found 'Not Guilty' of the burglary, but 'Guilty' of felony, William Loson asked for the book, could not read it, and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.

4 May, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Wattson and Edmund Doubleday esqs. and Justices of the Peace, of Robert Marsh of Hendon co. Midd. yoman, in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of Edward Marsh of Hampsted co. Midd. yoman and Thomas Baker of Hendon aforesaid, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said Robert Marsh at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer "touchinge the unlawfull huntinge in his Majesties Parke called Hide Parke." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 16 James I.

7 May, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Martin Earle late of the said parish yoman stole "centum et quinquaginta pecias auri anglice vnites (one hundred and fifty pieces of gold called in English unites"), each of them being worth two-and-twenty shillings of lawful money, and being in a certain truncke, of the goods and chatties of Edward Duncombe esq. Found 'Guilty,' Martin Earle asked for the book, read it, was branded and delivered. G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.

9 May, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Castlelon late of the said parish yoman stole a browne geldinge worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Peadle.—Over John Castleton's name, at the head of the bill, appears this clerical memorandum, "Stat mutus antea convict Ss."="He stands mute; was previously convicted; therefore was sentenced to be hung." G. D. R., . . . .,16 James I.

16 May, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before George Gouldman Professor of Sacred Theology and J.P., of John Allyn of Ratcliffe baker and John Smyth of Wappyn sailor, in the sum of ten pounds each, and Hugh Jolly of Wappyn haberdasher, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Hugh Jolly's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer to a "suspition of cousenage in entering into a bond to the East India Company on the behalf of one Jane Groome, affirming her to be the wife of Thomas Whitfielde sailor imployed in that voyage by which meanes the said Jane Groome and he received xliii shillings part of the said Whitfielde's wages." G. D. R., 20 May, 16 James I.

7 June, 16 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Forsett esq. J.P., of Edward Yates of Croston-Keriall (?) co. Leicester gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; the condition of the recognizance being that the said Edward Yates "shall preferr or cause to be preferred one bill of Inditement at the next Session of the Peace to be holden for Middlesex against Thomas Jones for stealing of two crimosin damaske curteynes . . . . crimosin velvett to the value of xxxs., and certeyne silver fringe from the coach of the Right Honble Frauncis Earle of Rutland &c." G. D. R., . . . ., 16 James I.

16 June, 16 James I.—True Bill for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the three months then next following,—against Israel Fryar gentleman, his wife Susan Fryar, and John Whiteyard yoman, all three late of St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd.; Mary Robinson late of Grayes Inne Lane spinster; Zelina Gardener spinster, Margaret Eaton spinster, Anne wife of Nicholas Curwin esq., Anne wife of Sir William Price knt., Francis Quasborough yoman, John Skynner yoman, . . . . Hunt spinster, Anne Winsor spinster, Helen wife of Thomas Goodlack gentleman, . . . . Dawkins gentleman, his wife Margaret Dawkins, Sara Carter spinster, Mary Sherley spinster, Mary wife of Sir Henry Mynne knt., Sir William Sans knt., all fifteen late of Clerkenwell co. Midd.; Joan Grindey spinster, Dorothy wife of Thomas Wanley glasier, Elenor wife of Thomas Lether poulterer, Elizabeth Constable spinster, and Katherine Winsor spinster, all five late Turmilstreete co. Midd. G. D. R., 2 Oct., 16 James I.

19 June, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Lowther J.P., of John Walker of Whitechappell co. Midd. hornebreaker (sic) and Thomas Guilliams of St. Buttolph's-without-Bishopsgate co. Midd. cooper, in the sum of ten pounds each, and William Croswell of Hallowell in St. Leonard's Shoreditch co. Midd. turner, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Croswell's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex "to answere his contempt for not repaireinge to his parishe-churche vppon Sondaies and Holydaies according to the statute in that case made and provided." G. D. R., . . . ., 16 James I.

24 July, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Barnabas Corcrane late of Westminster yoman stole a jewel set in gold worth one hundred pounds, a silver cup worth sixteen pounds, a silver salte worth five pounds, tenne silver spoones worth five pounds, "unum ornamentum anglice vocatum an habiliment for a gentlewoman's head" worth sixteen pounds, seven golde ringes worth six pounds, and forty-four pounds in numbered money, of the goods and chattels of James Wilson.—Also, a True Bill against Terence Jorden and Edward Butler, both late of Westminster yomen, for stealing on the same 24th of July the same above-described goods and chattels. Putting themselves 'Not Guilty,' Barnabas Corcrane and Terence Jorden were acquitted. Edward Butler was at large. G. D. R., 6 Aug., 16 James I.

27 July, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at High Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Jane Littleton late of High Holborne aforesaid stole a woman's tawney satten gowne and kirtle worth twenty pounds, a taffata pettycote worth five pounds, a rose-coller taffata safeguard worth fifty shillings, a taffata cloke faced with shag worth fifty shillings, a black tawney gowne and kirtle worth four pounds, an imbrodered wastcote worth four pounds, a carnacon taffata quilted wastcote worth twenty shillings, two beaver hattes worth twenty-six shillings, a velvett mantle worth ten pounds, "unum ornamentum muliebre vocatum a Jube" worth three pounds, a lawne sheet worth three pounds, a lawne head-sheete worth ten shillings, a wrought cushion-cloth worth forty shillings, "unum vestimentum muliebre anglice a lawne facecloth" worth twenty shillings, together with thirty-three shillings in counted money and divers other articles of raiment and household linen, of the goods chattels and money of Charles Chibborne, Serjeantat-Law:—And further that Talbot Farrington late of High Holborne co. Midd. yoman, knowing her to have perpetrated the said felony received, harboured and comforted the said Jane at High Holborne on the day after its perpetration, viz., on 28th day of the same July. Over the names of Jane Littleton and Talbot Farrington this note, "Po se Jur' dicunt specialiter." No other memorandum. G. D. R., 6 Aug., 16 James I.

28 July, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Suckling knt. J.P., of Elizabeth Burnam of Tuddington co. Midd. spinster, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas Rayman of Tuddington aforesaid yoman and William Lipscombe of Hampton co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said Elizabeth Burnam's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 16 James I.

31 July, 16 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir James Bacon knt. and Eusebius Andrewe esq., Justices of the Peace, of Richard Phillips of Ould Streete in St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer "for harboring 36 inmate families in a tenemente in Oldstreete."—G. D. R., 6 Aug., 16 James I.

1 August, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and divers otherplaces of Middlesex, on the said day and divers other days before and afterwards, Hackett Morres and Thomas Tynsley, both of the said parish laborers, were loosely wandering incorrigible and dangerous vagrants; they being the same Hackett Morres and Thomas Tynsley, who at the Newgate Goal Delivery made on 1 July 16 James I. were convicted of being incorrigible vagrants and beggars and were then and there sentenced to be branded on the left shoulder with a great Roman R by a hott burninge iron impressed on their left shoulders, and after being so branded to be sent to their places of nativity. On their arraignment for this relapse into vagrancy each of the rogues put himself 'Not Guilty' and was acquitted. G. D. R., 6. Aug., 16 James I.

11 August, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Edward Coke knt. J.P. and one of King's Privy Council, of Dudley Norton of London gentleman in the sum of two hundred pounds, and of Martin Sands of the Inner Temple London gentleman and Henry Wyatt of Grayes Inne co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said Dudley Norton at the next Goal Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to all things that may be objected against him.—Also, on the same Bill, the Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace, of William Whorwood (?) and Anthony (?) Smith, both of the aforesaid Inner Temple gentlemen, in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and Robert Millward also of the Inner Temple gentleman, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said Robert Millward's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to all things, that may be objected against him. G. D. R., 3 Sept., 16 James I.

30 August, 16 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Eusebius Andrewe esq. J.P., of William Staynes of Norton Folgate co. Midd. barber, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Staynes at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex then and there to answer &c., he being so bound "upon my Lord Chief Justice's Warrant, for permitting his servant to use his trade of a Barber upon the Sabaoth Daye." G. D. R., 3 Sept., 16 James I.

31 August, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Marybone co. Midd. on the said day, John Mathewes late of Marybone aforesaid baker, being a constable of the said parish permitted a certain Anne Lea, an incorrigible roague, to escape without punishment from his custody; and also that, on 10 September, 16 James I., the same John Mathewes, being constable of the said parish, permitted Robert Grafton, an incorrigible roague, to escape from his custody and go at large. Confessing both indictments, John Mathewes was fined twenty shillings for each offence. G. D R., 2 Oct., 16 James I.

3 September, 16 James I.—Record that, for keepeing a Common Bawdy House at Rosemary Lane, Sarah Knighte and Joan Ryce were sentenced "To be carted in seuerall cartes, to be staked upright without hat or covering and to be rung out with bells and basons throughout all Rosemary Lane." G. D. Reg.

3 September, 16 James I.—Record that, on her conviction of being "a rogue incorrigible," Elianor Davyes was branded on left shoulder with the letter R; that for the same offence Stephen Holder, Margery Symons and Elianor Rice were in like manner branded; and on his conviction of incorrigible roguery, Thomas Tynsley, having been branded in former time, was sent to perpetual imprisonment in the House of Correction (Repr' pro do: Corr, impp'uu'.=Reprehensus pro domo correctionis imperpetuum=Taken back for the House of Correction for ever). G. D. Reg.

21 September, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Smith knt. J.P., of John Sinnen currier and Richard Goslinge buttonmaker, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Richard Worrall at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer "for certaine misdemeanours used towards the Sherryffs in the executing of His Majesties Commission for pullinge downe of certaine houses built contrarie to His Majesties proclamation." G. D. R., 2 Oct., 16 James I.

25 September, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Clerkenwell co. Midd. and at divers other places of the said county on the said day and divers other days before and afterwards, John Austen, Robert Hudson and Morgan Jones, all three late of Clerkenwell aforesaid, were incorrigible dangerous and mendicant rogues. John Austen was at large. Found 'Guilty' Robert Hudson and Morgan Joneswere sentenced to be branded with the letter R, on the left shoulder. G. D R., 2 Oct., 16 James I.

30 September, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Michell esq. J.P., of John Starr of Charterhouselane co. Midd. shooemaker, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Leonard Richardson of the said lane cordwayner, and John Wilson of St. John's Town co. Midd. (de villa Sancti Johannis in comitatu predicto) cooke, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the said John Starr's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer to charge of "having woonn 25 li. with one Edward Trapps of Valentine Pendlebury at cards by false play." G. D. R., 2 Oct., 16 James I.

1 October, 16 James I.—Ordered (at Michaelmas G. S. P., Westminster) that "Nicholas Francklyn of Fulham husbandman, for enterteyning tenne persons vagrant into his service as labourers and inmates in his house and [? having] there procured an irregular lawles Preist to marry two couples of the said vagrants in his house, be bound to free the parishioners of Fulham from such charge as shall hereafter happen by reason of the said marriages." S. P. Reg.

1 October, 16 James I.—Order touching certain Alehouses of St. Clement's Danes', made at Michaelmas G. S. P., Westminster. Whereas Credible informacion hath bene given to this Courte that divers persons accused for murthers and other heynous and outragious offences has (sic) gotten harbour and as it were taken sanctuarye in the Alehouses and Victualling Houses in Milford Lane in the pariche of St. Clement's Danes in the County of Middlesex, there making their aboade and calling it by the name Barmawdoes (?), insomuch as no officer dare to execute any warrants or enter into any house to arrest the said offendors or any of them, It is therefore ordered that the Constables of the said parishe doe forthwith signifie unto all and euery the persons whose names are under-written that they and euery of them are suppressed and doe stand dismissed from keepinge of Ale or Beere within theire said houses or without, and [if] they or any of them shall notwithstandinge continew theire victuallinge or selling of beere and ale, attache them and euery of them and by virtue hereof, not expectinge further warrant, and bringe them before some of His Majesties Justices of the Peace of this Countye of Midd. to be then and there proceeded withall accordinge to the lawe &c." S. P. Reg.

12 October, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Edward Cecill knt., J.P., of William Gervis and Henry Ashton, both of Chelsey co. Midd. yomen, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Edward Masters also of Chelsey aforesaid yoman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Edward Masters at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex.—Also, on the same file, the Recognizances taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace, of Hugh Gwilliam gentleman and Jerom Gold yoman, both of Chelsey co. Midd. in the sum of twenty pounds each, and William Wrenall also of Chelsey aforesaid yoman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Wrenall's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex.— Also, on the same file, Recognizances, taken on 11 Dec., 16 James I., before the same Justice of the Peace, of Thomas Lewys and Thomas Bellinger, both of Chelsey watermen, in the sum of twenty pounds, and Thomas Coulter also of Chelsey waterman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Coulter's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex.—Together with the personal Recognizance of Alexander Hankin of Chelsey yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For his appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to give evidence against Thomas Coulter.—In the body of each of these Recognizances, Sir Edward's surname is spelt 'Cecill,' but he signs each of them "Ed. Cecyll." G. D. R., 14 Jan. 16, James I.

6 November, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Tutthillstreet in St. Margaret's Westminster co. Midd. Robert Gold labourer and Elizabeth Smith spinster, both late of the aforesaid street, stole a silver bowle worth twenty shillings, four silver goblets worth twenty shillings each, 'unum saltellum argenteum anglice one silver saltseller" worth . . . . shillings, eight silver spoons worth six shillings each, three holland sheetes worth thirty shillings, with articles whose descriptions can no longer be recovered from the remnant of the decayed and fragmentary bill, of the goods and chattels of a certain John Stoyte. Found 'Guilty,' Elizabeth Smith was sentenced to be hung. Over Robert Gold's name, at the head of the bill, appears the clerical memorandum "Stat mut' h'et jud'm pen' fort' et dur'"=Stat mutus, habet judicium pene fortis et dure=He stands mute, has sentence of the "peine forte et dure." G. D. R., . . . ., 16 James I.

1 December, 16 James I.—True Bill, for not going to church, chapel or any other usual place of Common Prayer on the said day, nor at any time during the month then next following, against Israel Fryer late of High Holborne co. Midd. gentleman. G. D. R., 14 Jan., 16 James I.

7 December, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's in Holborn co. Midd. on the said day, Stephen Reynolds and Henry Close, both late of Clarkenwell labourers, unlawfully took and carried away a conduit-pipe of lead worth fourteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Mayor aldermen citizens and community of the City of London. Found 'Guilty,' both culprits were sentenced "to be whipte from the Gaole to the Conduytt in Chepesyde and from thence backe agayne to the House of Correccion and there remayne vsq' inven' m. p' b. g."=vsque invenient manucaptores pro bono gestu= until they shall find sureties for their good behaviour. G. D. R., 14 Jan., 16 James I.

15 December, 16 James I.—True Bill that, at Whitecrosse Street co. Midd. on the said day, John Jones late of the said street yoman and common informer, pretending that a certain Barbara Buckby widow (keeper of a common tippling-house in the said street) had broken the law for the regulation and good government of tipplinghouses, extorted from the same Barbara the sum of twelve pence, for a composition of the pretended offence. Found 'Guilty,' John Jones was sentenced to stand on the pillory at Finnesburye. G. D. R., 14 Jan., 16 James I.

18 December, 16 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Eusebius Andrewe esq. J.P., of Edward Worth of St. Olive's Hart Street London embroyderer and John Pendleton of Halliwell Street in St. Leonard's Shordich co. Midd. chaundelour, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex of a certain Thomas Smith, who was "taken by the Watch in the night drunck and hath noe trade but liveth by goeing about the country with Puppett-plays." G. D. R., 14 Jan., 16 James I.