Middlesex County Records: Volume 1, 1550-1603. Originally published by Middlesex County Record Society, London, 1886.
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22 February, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day, Roger Herne late of London yoman broke into the house of Elizabeth Wylloughby widow, "apud villam St. Katerine," and stole therefrom a goblett of sylver parcell-gilte worth five pounds, a parcell-gilt silver salsarium worth forty shillings, ten parcell-gilt silver spoons worth three pounds six shillings and eightpence, and a silver gilt "castinge bottell" worth forty-three shillings. Pleading 'Guilty,' Roger Herne asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was handed over to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.
31 March, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Martyn-in-the-Feld George Wylson late of Westminster yoman stole a pair of carnacion-coloured stockens and a pair of red stockens, worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Dowlinge hosteller. George Wylson pleaded guilty, asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.
13 April, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Clerkenwell on the said day Richard Price, late of London yoman, assaulted Robert Griffith, and robbed him of a man's gowne of blewe chamlett faced with Fox worth five pounds and "vnum pallium de panno laneo vocatum a cloke of frezeado," of the goods and chattels of John Appleyarde esquire. Richard Price put himself 'Not Guilty' and did not retract, and was acquitted (Id' Qs=Ideo Quietus). G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.
14 April, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Goldinge lane co. Midd. on the said day, Daniel Podivate late of London yoman stole five shillings of numbered money, a hatt worth three shillings and fourpence, a pair of white woollen-cloth breeches worth six shillings and eightpence, a pair of silver hooks worth two shillings and sixpence, a handkerchef worth twelve pence, and a pair of leather gloves worth fourpence, of the goods chattels and moneys of Robert Bunby. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Daniel Podivate was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.
17 April, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington on the said day, Thomas Sore late of London cordewayner stole a carpette of nedle worke worth twenty marks, of the goods and chattels of Paul Dayrell esq. Thomas Sore put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 26 April, 8 Eliz.
16 September, 8 Elzabeth.—True Bill that George Wilton, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, kept at Seynt John's Streyt co, Midd. a melting house, in which he made candles of tallowgh, called talloughcandells, where no such occupation was heretofore kept, to the great injury of his neighbours, against the form of divers statutes in that case provided. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 8 Eliz.
19 September, 8 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of Stebunheth co. Midd. on view of the body of Mathew Parrey late of the said parish laborer, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 4th day of last August between two and three p.m., the said Mathew Parrey was lying asleep and hidden from view in a little ditch near the Limehouse buttes, in the Lyttell Fielde of Stebunheth, when William Becket of the said parish limeburner, then shooting in the company of other archers shooting with long bows, shot in the direction of the goal an arrow, that after falling slipt along the ground into the ditch, and by mischance gave the said Mathew a wound on the fore part of his head, of which wound he languished till the 19th day of the said August, when he died thereof.—The length of the time between the death and inquest is noteworthy. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 8 Eliz.
26 September, 8 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Marie Matefelon alias Whitechappell co. Midd. on view of the body of William Barnes late of the said parish shoemaker, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the nth day of last August between six and seven p.m., the said William Barnes, at Spyttel Felde alias Fleming Nose (? Close) in the parish of Stebunheth, came to the common marks called twelve-score-pricks in the said field, to see and watch certain archers and archery practice, then being at the said marks; when Francis Ellman of Roydon co. Herteforde brickmaker shot an arrow that, being carried out of its course by the force of a strong wind, struck the said William Barnes on the head, albeit all the archers and other watchers of the shooting called out to him to beware of the danger and avoid the arrow; And That from the wound so given him on the said 11th of August last the said William languished and died by mischance on the 15th day of the same month.—The length of the time between death and the inquest is remarkable. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 8 Eliz.
3 October, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Parker late of London bocher stole two cows worth forty shillings each, of the goods and chattels of George Addison. "Po se cul ca null repri sine judicio pro cert' caus' Cur' moven'." He put himself ' Guilty,' had no chattels, and was reprieved without judgment, for certain reasons moving the Court. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 8 Eliz.
13 October, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, William Hauworth late of London laborer entered the dwelling-house of John Becon, and stole therefrom eleven shillings of numbered money, of the goods and chattels of the same John Becon. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Hauworth was reprieved without judgment on account of boyish age (repi. sine judicio propter pueril' etatem); and afterwards, at the Gaol Delivery of 3 Oct. 9, Eliz., he produced the Queen's Pardon under the Great Seal, dated 18 . . . . 9 Eliz., and prayed humbly that it might be allowed to him. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 9 Eliz.
6 November, 8 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, John Kyrbye late of London tailour stole a browne-bay mare worth thirty-three shillings, of the goods and chattels of Agne.s Lampard widow and Richard Welles. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Kyrbye was sentenced to be hung; but afterwards, viz. at the Gaol Delivery of 3 Oct., 9 Eliz., John Kyrbye produced the Queen's Pardon of his felony under the Great Seal, dated 18 June of the same year. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 9 Eliz.
20 November, 9 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Maryboorne co. Midd. on view of the body of Richard Weekes late of . . . . yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 16th inst, between night and nine p.m., the said Richard Weekes was in God's and the Queen's Peace at a certain place in Paddington co. Midd., called "le stoupe," when Christopher Mylles late of Paddington aforesaid tailor assaulted him and murdered him, by giving him on the right part of his neck with a piked staffe a mortal wound, of which he died on the present 20th inst. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 9 Eliz.
21 November, 9 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Richard Starkey gentleman: With Verdict that Richard Starkey died within the gaol on the 20th inst., by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 9 Eliz.
30 November, 9 Elizabeth.—Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hackney co. Midd. on view of the body of Richard Mellers late of the said parish sawyer, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 15 October, 8 Elizabeth between the hours of seven and eight p.m. the said Richard Mellers was in God's and the Queen's peace in the house of Humfrey Elsemoore at Whitechappell, when Henry Jepes alias Gibbes, late of Whitechappell weaver, came and feloniously assaulted and murdered him with a boocher's knife, giving him with that weapon a wound between the ribs on his left side, of which wound the said Richard Mellers languished till he died thereof on the 23rd day of the same October. Further, the Jury say that immediately after committing the said murder the said Henry Jepes alias Gybbes fled by night: The jury further saying they do not know what goods, chattels, lands or tenements the said murderer had on the day, on which the said Richard Mellers died. G. D. R., 4 Dec., 9 Eliz.