Sessions, 1616: 11 and 12 January

County of Middlesex. Calendar To the Sessions Records: New Series, Volume 3, 1615-16. Originally published by Clerk of the Peace, London, 1937.

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Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery, on 11 and 12 January, 13 James I [A.D. 1615–16].


Recognizances of:—

Roland Colman of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for Miles Bourne of Caius College in the University of Cambridge, gentleman, for abusing Henry Lidgold the constable in the execution of his office.
Sess. Roll 546/1.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Richard Hoper of Westminster, gentleman, and George Cleath of St. Peter's, Cornhill, for Thomas Lewes of Stepney, gentleman, for wounding Michael Mitchell.
Sess. Roll 546/2.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

William— of Bushey, co. Hertford, to give evidence against Robert Hobbes.
The said Robert respited for the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 546/3.
G.D.R. 2/67.

Richard Maton of St. George's, Southwark, husbandman, and Roger Pye of the same, tailor, for Francis Dixon of London to answer.
Respited until the Court shall order further.
Sess. Roll 546/4.
G.D.R. 2/63d, 69d.

Thomas Myller of Ratcliffe, mariner, Nicholas Tompson of the same, sailor, and John Cooke of "Redriff", co. Surrey, mariner, for John Gerlinge of Lynn, co. Norfolk, mariner, and John Smyth of St. Olave's, Southwark, co. Surrey, mariner, both accused of stealing a holland sheet; and of Edward — of Ratcliffe, to give evidence against the said John Smyth.
Sess. Roll 546/5, 8, 10.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

Thomas Bedam of St. Bride's, cutler, to give evidence against Lawrence Downing [Downinges] of St. Katherine's, silkweaver, for picking the pocket of Francis Bedam; and of Thomas Banckes of Southwark, tailor, and Richard Robinson of St. Botolph's-withoutAldersgate, plasterer, for the said Lawrence to appear.
Sess. Roll 546/6, 164.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

29 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Nicholas Rockhill and Francis Cox of Edmonton, butchers, for John Brasier of the same, butcher, for begetting a child on the body of Ann Palmer of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/11.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

Thomas Holmes of Tottenham, gardener, and Thomas Addams of the same for Percival Lewis of the same, chandler, for stealing an iron pestle and mortar out of the workhouse of John Hill of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/12, 128.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

George Macksey of Stepney, labourer, and Peter Anstey of Shoreditch, porter, for Mary Robinson of Ratcliffe, spinster, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 546/13.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Elizabeth Frye of Stepney, spinster, to be of good behaviour. [Two sureties' names omitted].
Sess. Roll 546/14.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Thomas Rock of the City of London, waxchandler, and John Brown of the same, bricklayer, for Richard Langley of the same, draper, to appear, for giving out that the King of Spain had a print of the key of the Tower of London, and can make no proof thereof.
Sess. Roll 546/15.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

Edward Bennett of Wapping, sailor, to give evidence against Margaret, wife of Thomas Wharton of Ratcliffe [Stepney], for suspicion of felony; and of John Sacherell of Dalbury, co. Derby, clerk, and John Greendall of Stepney, labourer, for the said Margaret to appear.
The said Margaret came, and the matter of difference between her and Mary Cooke is referred to Mr. Paul Smythe.
Sess. Roll 546/16, 17, 159.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

John Leader of St. Andrew's, Holborn, grocer, and John Jones of the same, cordwainer, for Duncan Beton of London, gentleman, suspected to have committed a robbery in Surrey.
Sess. Roll 546/18.
G.D.R. 2/69.

Thomas Hickson the elder of Greenwich, co. Kent, gentleman, and Thomas Bonde of Westminster, upholsterer, for Thomas Hickson the younger, son of the said Thomas Hickson the elder, for suspicion of felony; and of Thomas Balge of Westminster, tailor, to give evidence.
Sess. Roll 546/20, 59.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

6 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
William Haynes of St. Sepulchre's, gentleman, for John Thorpe of Long Kirby, co. Lincoln, yeoman, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 546/21.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

Joyce Fisher of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, spinster, to give evidence against Elizabeth Sergeant for suspicion of felony.
The said Elizabeth delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 546/23, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67.

Francis Rogers of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, feltmaker, John Comins of the same, pointmaker, and John Heritage of St. Andrew's by the Wardrobe, feltmaker, for William Bromson of St. Giles' aforesaid, bodymaker, suspected to have stolen a cloak out of the house of John Mannering of the same; and of the said John Mannering to give evidence.
Sess. Roll 546/24, 182.
G.D.R. 2/69.

11 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
William Thorneton of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, silkweaver, and William Weston of Golding Lane, weaver, to give evidence against William Midleton of Hackney, weaver; and of Robert Brigges and William Burley of Clapton for the said Midleton for using the mystery of a weaver, not having been apprenticed thereto for seven years.
Sess. Roll 546/25, 124.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

John Goland of Shoreditch, Walsingham Rippington of Norton Folgate, John Richardson, John Stanes, William Cloughes [Clowes], Bartholomew Burton and Nathaniel Griffin of Shoreditch, all victuallers, and John Wells of the same, brewer, and Thomas Pynder of the same, brewer, his servant, for selling to victuallers strong drink and ale of extraordinary strength and price above the rate proclaimed in the Sessions, and for selling beer and ale by defective measures.
The said John Wells respited for good behaviour for that oath was made in Court that he would uphold all such persons as should utter his ale after that rate.
Additional surety:—Jonas Sage of Norton Folgate, feltmaker.
Sess. Roll 546/26–8, 61–5.
Sess. Reg. 2/268, 275.

Peter Peterson of Holywell Street, victualler, and William Burnewood of the same, blacksmith, for Nathaniel Griffin of the same, victualler, charged to have hurt and wounded the wife of John Ingram.
Sess. Roll 546/29.
Sess. Reg. 2/268.

Richard Tuttey, George Owen and John Olive of Smithfield Bars, butchers, for Christopher Gulley of the same, butcher, for wounding Ralph Tompson.
Sess. Roll 546/31.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Henry Okeley of Holborn Bridge, haberdasher, and John Brooke of Blackfriars, shoemaker, for William Gosling and William Edknevet of Field Lane, for assaulting and wounding a servant of John Ball of the same, butcher.
Sess. Roll 546/32.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

James Greene of Whitecross Street, weaver, and Richard Phillips of the same, chandler, for Matthew Foster of the same, carter, who (being Raker to make clean the streets) did "in a druncken tumultuous manner goe up and downe ye streete calling all ye women in ye street whores, and used other uncivill words to the Scavengers there and to divers other persons of creditt."
Sess. Roll 546/33.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

9 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Huckle of Chick Lane, Thomas Typping of Golding Lane, tailor, and Anthony Rayne of Shoe Lane, haberdasher, for Simon Humfry of Charterhouse Lane, tailor, to appear at the next Sessions after Rebecca Bruyster [Bruister, Bannester] shall be delivered of the child she now goes with (whereof he stands the reputed father), and there answer his incontinency.
Sess. Roll 546/34.
Sess. Reg. 2/255, 261.

William Radford and Thomas Baxter of Field Lane, butchers, for Edward Shelston of the same, butcher, to appear.
Sess. Roll 546/35.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

George Cownden of St. John Street, haberdasher, for Joan Greene of St. Sepulchre's, widow, to prosecute Lewis Gunter upon suspicion of robbery in the highway.
Sess. Roll 546/36.

Moses Lane of High Holborn, tailor, to give evidence against Helen Warner for suspicion of felony.
Sess. Roll 546/37.

Edward Foster of Field Lane, bricklayer, to give evidence against Elizabeth Stiggens for suspicion of felony.
Sess. Roll 546/38.

John Billingaye of Pie Corner, cook [of Turnmill Street, victualler], to give evidence against John Shawen [Shone] at the next Assizes for the City of Coventry, for stealing a horse of Francis Robinson.
The said John Shone respited for the City of Coventry.
Sess. Roll 546/39.
Sess. Roll 547/173.
G.D.R. 2/67d, 69, 70d, 74, 76ad.

John Elmes of Cow Cross, tailor, and Lewis Williams of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, tailor, for Troth Wood of Cow Cross, widow, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 546/40.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

30 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Edward Hynson of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, cutler, and William Alsoppe of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, innholder, for John Wright of Stretton, co. Chester, gentleman, to answer a very great misdemeanour committed at unlawful times of the night, and for raising a tumult in the streets "and calling the honest men cuckolds and the honest woemen whores"; and of Walter Burton of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, bricklayer, to give evidence against the said John.
Sess. Roll 546/41, 78.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Mark Noble of St. Clement Danes, cutler, for Tobias Garrat of London, yeoman, for cozening Richard Wells, gentleman, at dice.
Sess. Roll 546/43.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

Thomas Harr of Gray's Inn Lane, tailor, for Peter Fisher of London, yeoman, "suspected to filsh and stele and can gyve no accompt of his meanes to lyve."
Sess. Roll 546/44.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

William Duke of St. Sepulchre's, haberdasher, and Thomas Reynolds of the same, tailor, for Cyprian Symons of London [St. Sepulche's], smith, an idle and vagrant person that can give no account of his means to live; and of John Morgan of St. Sepulchre's and William Bennet of the same, coachman, for the said Cyprian, suspected to have stolen divers goods out of the shop of John Davis.
The recognizance at the Justice Hall.
Sess. Roll 546/45, 186.
Sess. Reg. 2/264, 268.
G.D.R. 2/69.

Thomas Williams of Michaelchurch, co. Hereford, gentleman, and William Williams of the county of Glamorgan, gentleman, for John Prichard of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler, for beating and wounding Nicholas Blaney.
Sess. Roll 546/46.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Richard Greene and William Bull of St. Clement Danes, poulterers, for the said Richard; and of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Fynch [Finche] of the same, butchers, mutual sureties, all for profaning the Sabbath Day by selling meat in the time of Divine Service.
Sess. Roll 546/49, 105, 106.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Robert Arnall [Arnold] of Old Brentford, waterman, one of the Bishop of London's bailiffs, for abusing and hurting John Middwinter of the City of London, haberdasher; and of the said John for hurting and wounding the said Robert.
Sess. Roll 546/50, 51.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

Henry — of Hammersmith and Roger Tomlyn of the same, waterman, for Peter Taylor of the same, labourer, to appear; and of — — and Adam Fulwood [Freewood] of Chiswick, gentleman, for Henry Sympson of the same, servant to the said Adam, to appear likewise.
Sess. Roll 546/52, 53.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

15 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Roland Fletcher of Clerkenwell and John Taylor of Warwick Lane, tailor, for Peter Parrant of London, gentleman, to appear.
Respited to the next.
Sess. Roll 546/54.
Sess. Reg. 2/254, 261.

16 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Robert Watson of Cow Cross, brewer, and William Stowell of Charterhouse Lane for Roger Gunter of Gray's Inn Lane, clothworker [chandler], for wounding Henry Cooper.
Further sureties for the said Gunter and Hugh Jones of Clerkenwell:—Richard Taylor of Finsbury, carpenter, James Wheeler of Golding Lane, cordwainer, George Nashe of Shoe Lane, glover, Philip Skelton of St. Sepulchre's, tailor, Richard Jones of Clerkenwell, tailor.
Sess. Roll 546/55.
Sess. Roll 548/19, 20.
Sess. Reg. 2/254, 261, 286.
G.D.R. 2/76.

John Case of Westminster, chandler, and Richard Browne of the same, farrier, to give evidence against George Stacye and John Davis for felony.
The said Stacye and Davis respited to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 546/58, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67.

30 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Andrew Browne of Shoreditch, butcher, Peter Cocker, John Vanlowe, John Vaughan and Robert Trelaney of the same, weavers, for exercising the trade of a weaver not having been apprenticed thereto for seven years.
Sureties:—John Grace, cordwainer, and Christopher Nashe, silkweaver, both of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/66, 75.
Sess. Reg. 2/258, 261, 268.

Henry Scott of Grub Street, merchant-tailor, for John Wheeler of the same, apothecary, for speaking divers "ydle and unfitting speeches in his drincke."
Sess. Roll 546/67.
Sess. Reg. 2/268.

Richard Robinson of St. Botolph's-without-Aldersgate, plasterer, and Edward King of Charterhouse Lane, cobbler, for John Cummyns [Comminges] of the same for abusing Thomas Chattfeild [Chatfeld], constable of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/68.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Hugh Ball of Westminster, scrivener, for cozening John Beare of the sum of £10 in money.
Sess. Roll 546/76.
Sess. Reg. 2/268.

Roger Smithe of Clerkenwell, chandler, for Christopher Henley, chandler, Nicholas Price, cordwainer, Richard Priest, tailor, Alexander Butler, musician, and John Mashe, yeoman, all of the same, to answer "a very greate abuse by them offered and donne unto the lord Embassedor of Venis passinge through the streetes from the Masque at Whitehall, and for beating of one of his servantes on Twelfeday at night last."
They owe 6s. 2d. John Mashe did not come, the rest came and were discharged.
William Hendrey of Clerkenwell brought to the Court by the constable of the same, for the like.
Sess. Roll 546/77.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Michael Gover of St. Clement Danes, tailor, for Margaret, wife of John Steevens of the same, victualler, for abusing Thomas Johnson, constable of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at the Strand, by certain contumelious speeches and acts.
Sess. Roll 546/79.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

William Burch of St. Mary-le-Bow, grocer, apprentice to Henry Boxe of the same, grocer, to answer the accusation of John Rotchford of Clement's Inn, gentleman; and of the said John to give evidence; and of Elizabeth Tue for inveigling the said Burch and receiving from him certain monies and goods, which he is supposed to have embezzled from his said master; and of William Pryme of St. Martin's-in-theFields, cook, for giving a charm to the said Elizabeth to inveigle the said Burch to rob his master; and of the said John Rotchford for carrying the said Burch, being drunk, into a bawdy-house; and of Margaret, wife of Matthew Davis of St. Martin's aforesaid, tailor, for harbouring the said Elizabeth in her house; and of the said Matthew and John Boreman of the same, tailor, for harbouring and lodging the said Burch.
Sureties:—John Stubbes of St. Martin's aforesaid, cutler, Henry Capers, yeoman, and William Alsoppe, innholder, both of the same, Thomas Morris of Westminster, gentleman, John Cokoe of St. Martin's aforesaid, gentleman, and Thomas George of Westminster, butcher.
Sess. Roll 546/80–6, 90.
Sess. Reg. 2/264, 265, 275.

George Scott of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, and Thomas Murwen of the same, cordwainer, for Richard Jones of the same, innholder, to answer Richard Sontfort [Sontforde] of "Kingbridge," co. Dorset, concerning a mare of his which was taken away by the said Jones and was put to grass.
Sess. Roll 546/87.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

24 October, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Witter of Mortlake, co. Surrey, gentleman, for William Jefferyes of the same, gentleman, and John Taylor of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, for wounding James Knavesberry [Knavesburye] of Mortalake aforesaid, gentleman.
Respited to the next.
Sess. Roll 546/88, 89.
Sess. Reg. 2/257, 261.

Richard Mason of Barbican in St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, gentleman, and Thomas Fawcon of Cow Cross in St. Sepulchre's, carpenter, for Thomas Dalwyn [Dallyn] of Field Lane in St. Andrew's, Holborn, bricklayer, for his contemptuous proceeding in building near Hatton Close [Hatton House] contrary to an order of the Lords of the Council.
Handed over further to German Fryer of Field Lane, gentleman, and Thomas Fawkener of St. John Street, carpenter.
Sess. Roll 546/91.
Sess. Reg. 2/266, 275.

Hugh Browne of Isleworth for keeping and suffering play in his house all night. "Suppressed for his disorder."
Sess. Roll 546/92.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

Henry Richardson of Old Brentford, chapman, for neglecting his office and letting escape a suspicious fellow who was taken with "false visors and papist bookes" about him, being delivered into his custody, being constable.
Handed over in bail to Hugh Browne of Isleworth.
Sess. Roll 546/93.
Sess. Reg. 2/264, 275.

William Willis of Poplar, blacksmith, and Oliver Russell of the same, gunner, for Michael Seely of the same for suffering divers prisoners committed unto him to escape at several times, he being constable.
Sess. Roll 546/94.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.

Richard Wadmore of St. Clement Danes, shoemaker, and John Rodd of the same, butcher, for Andrew Tomkins of the same, butcher, for making an affray upon William Bowen whereby he lost his cloak; and of Gregory Parker and John Ellson of the same, butchers, for the said Gregory to keep the peace towards the said Andrew.
Sess. Roll 546/96, 104.
Sess. Reg. 2/263, 268.

John Lawrence, fishmonger, Thomas Lawrence, clothworker, and Robert Scalthrope, plasterer, all of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, for Jerome Burton [Burte] of the same, plasterer, for entertaining and lodging felons and lewd people.
Came at the Justice Hall, London.
Richard Wade of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, tailor, for harbouring masterless men in his house.
Sess. Roll 546/99.
Sess. Reg. 2/264, 267.

John Hunt of Elstree, co. Hertford, collier, for Thomas Hunt of "Edgeworth" [Edgware], collier, for bringing sacks of coals a great deal less than measure; and of John Courtnoll for Ralph Hely, both of the same, colliers, for bringing charcoals to sell in sacks half filled.
Sess. Roll 546/107, 108.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Nicholas Hayward [Howard] of the Strand, victualler, John Disley and Richard Bennet of St. Clement Danes, victualler, Arthur Woolman, Samuel Blunt and John Philips of the Strand, innkeepers, all for selling beer under the measure appointed by the Statute.
Surety for the said Disley:—Henry Pinnfolde of St. Clement Danes, feltmaker.
Sess. Roll 546/109–14.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Ann Perkins of Stoke Newington, widow, and Thomas Worrall of the same, carpenter, for brewing strong ale contrary to the Statute.
Sureties:—Thomas Reade, tailor, John Lea, carpenter, and Christopher Gibson, gentleman, all of the same, and William Wiggins of Hackney, monier.
Sess. Roll 546/121, 122.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

John Allen and Thomas Feild of Hackney to give evidence against John Robinson for felony.
The said Robinson delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 546/125, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67.

Thomas Spurling of Hillingdon to give evidence against Roland Woodford for stealing a sheep.
The said Roland delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 546/126.
G.D.R. 2/67.

Edward Misset and Robert Munte of Edmonton for John Feltes of the same to appear.
He is to put in good sureties for good behaviour, and to keep company with his wife, and handed over further in bail to John Clarke of Shoreditch, farrier, and Richard Hollyman of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/127.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

John Blakie of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, chandler, and John Taser of the same for Matthew Brickwell of the same, for abusing and scorning Sir Thomas Fowler and Mr. Spiller.
Sess. Roll 546/129.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Anthony Colchester of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, brewer, for brewing and selling ale at 12s. the barrel.
Sess. Roll 546/130.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Thomas Prentice and James Gwie [Guy] of Westminster, vintners, for suffering several companies to sit drinking in their houses, "being Sonday in evening praier tyme."
Brought upon the Lord Chief Justice's warrant.
Sess. Roll 546/131, 132.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Anthony Colchester of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, brewer, for John Holmes of the same for beating Henry Theodrick.
Sess. Roll 546/133.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Richard [John] Blucke and Robert Fishe of Fulham for Joan, wife of the said Richard, for hurting Ann Ballard.
Sess. Roll 546/134.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

James Gwie [Guye] of Westminster, victualler, for Philip [Peter] Humber of the same, victualler, for farming the said James's beer, giving him 2s. 6d. the barrel above the brewers' price, and for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 546/135.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Richard Morris of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cook, for Anthony Miller of the same, victualler, for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 546/136.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.

Peter Patrick of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cook, Edward Bawde of the same, victualler, Hugh Keckwick [Keckwithe], Thomas Parkenson and Thomas Huskett of Westminster, Thomas Hall of St. Martin's aforesaid, Richard Prockter of Westminster, Edmund Beeche and William Dawson of St. Martin's, Anthony Rowe of Westminster, Robert Ewar, Andrew White, John Wells and William Rogers of St. Martin's, all victuallers, William Shorter of the same, cook, John Blackie, John Prichard and William Iccles of the same, victuallers, all for selling ale and beer by defective measures.
Sureties:—William Hall of St. Martin's, victualler, and John Oldham of Westminster, blacksmith.
Sess. Roll 546/137–54.
Sess. Reg. 2/266, 267.

Lewis Reynolds of Pool, co. Montgomery, gentleman, and Humphrey Thomas of Chancery Lane, cutler, for George Vaghan [Vaughan] of St. Gregory's by St. Paul's, draper, charged with stealing cloth to a great value forth of the shop of his masters, William Beckingham and John Lambert of the same, drapers, who are to give evidence against the said George.
Sess. Roll 546/156.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

John Hunt of Ratcliffe [Whitechapel], butcher, and Nicholas Cordwell of Mile End to give evidence against Elizabeth King of Ratcliffe, widow, and Nicholas Abell for stealing a calf, belonging to the said John; and of John Philmore of the same, weaver, and William Ilshawe of St. Olave's, co. Surrey, weaver, for the said Elizabeth to appear.
The said Nicholas delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 546/160, 165, 225.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.
G.D.R. 2/67, 69d.

Edward Heath of St. Martin's-in-the-Vintry, clothworker, Walter Hall of "St. James in Thames Street, London," and Henry Onion of "St. Mary Church, London," clothworker, to give evidence against Edward Charlesworth for stealing three yards of Welsh cotton of the Tenters in "Spittle fields."
The said Charlesworth to be sent to Bridewell.
Sess. Roll 546/169, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67.

Edward Roberts of the Liberty of the Tower of London, mariner, Oliver Dunscomb and Richard Warner, vintner, both of the same, and Robert Coates of St. George's, Southwark, all to give evidence against Roger Marsh of the Liberty aforesaid, "clokeseller," and John Alley of St. Katherine's, cordwainer, for suspicion of stealing £60 in gold or thereabouts of the said Edward's; and of Robert Alley of Wapping, cordwainer, Anthony Browne of the Liberty aforesaid, boxmaker, Richard Warner, vintner, and Henry Rowland, gunmaker, both of the same, for the said John and Roger to appear.
Sess. Roll 546/171, 172, 175, 176.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

John Lee of St. Christopher's-by-Exchange, tailor, Griffin Price of "Gracious" [Gracechurch] Street, drawer, Henry Gye of Cree Church, ironmonger, and Francis Greenhaugh, all to give evidence against Robert Williams for felonies and burglaries.
Came in London.
Sess. Roll 546/173, 225.

Thomas Laverock of "le Trinitie Minorites" within the jurisdiction of the Tower of London, gunsmith, and Richard Wells of the parish of Fenchurch in the City of London, cordwainer, for John Eeles of the "Trinity Minorites" aforesaid, gunsmith, to answer his dangerous wounding of the servant of Hugh Price of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/177.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

Francis Deroe of London, gentleman, and Richard Langton of St. Sepulchre's for William Jelly of the same, haberdasher, for harbouring disordered people.
Sess. Roll 546/180.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

Thomas Williams of London, gentleman, and Robert Wren of St. Mary Aldermanbury, painter-stainer, for Stephen Wren [Wrenne] of All Hallows in Honey Lane, "comfitmaker," bound over for that he stands indicted for perjury, to prosecute the traverse of his indictment with effect.
Allowed writs of fieri facias and supersedeas dated 24 and 25 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615]. Witnessed by E. Coke at Westminster.
Further surety:—Thomas Martin of Beerbinder Lane, comfitmaker.
Sess. Roll 544/39, 40.
Sess. Roll 546/184.
G.D.R. 2/69, 72.

Henry Hawkins of St. Andrew's, Eastcheap, servant to Richard Stretton of the same, butcher, to appear.
Sess. Roll 546/186a.
G.D.R. 2/69d.

Recognizances to keep the peace of:—

Richard Stuckley of Limehouse, chandler, and Thomas Dun of St. Katherine's, lighterman, for Robert Betts of Limehouse, mariner, towards Jasper Flint of the same, mariner.
Sess. Roll 546/19.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

21 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
William Towe of Norton Folgate, cook, and Edward Weaver of the same for Roger Marcy of the same, butcher, towards Susan Banes.
Sess. Roll 546/22.

Thomas Foster and John Starr of Charterhouse Lane, victuallers, for John Radford of the same, surgeon, and Mary his wife, towards Christopher Griffin.
Sess. Roll 546/30.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Robert Smith of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, baker, for David Donn [Dunn] of St. Clement Danes, victualler, towards George Silly.
Sess. Roll 546/47.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Randolph Preston of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields for Hugh Williams of the same towards Thomas Lynsey.
Sess. Roll 546/48.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

Richard Cleyburne [Cleburne] of St. Andrew's, Holborn, carpenter, and William Brathaite of the same, porter, for Margaret Cleyburne [Cleburne] of the same, spinster, towards Christopher Purset; and the said Richard bound over for abusing the Jury of Annoyances for Holborn division.
Sess. Roll 546/69.
Sess. Reg. 2/262, 265.

Marmaduke Parsons of Whitecross Street, printer, and James Barrowe of St. Peter's, Cornhill, tailor, for Thomas Tresham of St. John Street, gentleman, towards Thomas Freebury.
Sess. Roll 546/70.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Henry Bale of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, carpenter, and William Addams of the same, locksmith, for Thomasine, wife of the said Henry, towards Joan, wife of William Nichols of the same, tailor.
Sess. Roll 546/103.
Sess. Reg. 2/263.

William Lynnet and William Newman of Hackney for Robert Woodcocke of the same, baker, towards Roger Rose.
Sess. Roll 546/123.
Sess. Reg. 2/262.

27 November, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Hawkes of Nightingale Lane in East Smithfield, carpenter, and John Soday of the same, brewer's clerk, for Elizabeth, wife of Richard Novie [Novye] of East Smithfield, towards Bridget Barnes.
Sess. Roll 546/166.
Sess. Reg. 2/265.

Indictments of:—

Agnes, wife of Robert Miller of Finchley, for being a common scold and disturber of the neighbours and honest inhabitants of Finchley and Friern Barnet.
Prosecutors:—Nicholas Rumball, Robert Staples, —Fisher. A certificate from the inhabitants.
Order by the Court to the constables, headboroughs and other officers of Friern Barnet to take the said Agnes forthwith "to be duckt in some pond of water in or neere adioyning to the sayd parishe in such sorte as common scoulds are wont to be."
Sess. Roll 546/187.
Sess. Reg. 2/270.
P.R.B. 1/60d.

John Pryce [Price] of St. Mary-le-Strand, gentleman, for an assault and battery on Richard Adams [Androwes] of the Strand, ostler; and the said Richard, together with William Blunt and John Bubb [Bugge], tapster, both of the same, bound over for beating and wounding the said Price.
Certified in the King's Bench by writ of certiorari in the Quindenes of Easter, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Prosecutor:—James Dykes [Dikes] of the Strand.
Sureties:—Nicholas Blunt, innkeeper, and Edward Kilshawe, both of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/100–102, 188.
Sess. Reg. 2/264, 275.
P.R.B. 1/60d.

Elizabeth, wife of William Flower of the Savoy, for an assault and battery on Elizabeth Mann, widow, at the same.
Prosecutor:—John Tulley.
Sess. Roll 546/189.
P.R.B. 1/60d.

George Carpenter of Charterhouse Lane [of Ludgate Hill, vintner], for an assault and battery on Thomas Chatfeld [Chatfeild], constable, Walter Couche and Timothy Smarte, sub-constables, in the execution of their office, at the same.
The said George to prosecute the traverse of his indictment with effect.
Sess. Roll 546/190.
Sess. Reg. 2/275.
P.R.B. 1/60d.

Whereas a precept was addressed to Bretton Rooper, sheriff, to take and have Robert Chacer at Westminster on Tuesday after the Quindenes of St. Hilary to answer Thomas Wolfe on a plea of trespass, and the said sheriff made his warrant to the bailiff of the Liberty of Thomas, Lord Wentworth, to take Robert Chacer and John Doo, thereupon Philip Tyman, one of the bailiffs of the said Lord Wentworth, took and arrested the said Robert Chacer and kept him safely until John Davies of Ratcliffe, gentleman, assaulted the said Philip and wrongfully imprisoned him for the space of half an hour so that the said Robert escaped.
Sess. Roll 546/191.
P.R.B. 1/60.

Roger Moulsdall [Moulesdale], Philip Johnson and Charles Bourne of Westminster for breaking into the house of Ewin Haddocke at the same, about 10 a.m., no person being therein, and stealing a silver bowl worth £3 10s., two silver wine bowls worth £5, a silver spoon worth 11s., "an alcunny nutt cuppe" worth 8s., and £155 5s. 1d. in money, belonging to the said Ewin.
The said Philip at large. Outlawed on 18 September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
The said Roger and Charles postponed to be tried at the next for default of evidence for the King, and at the Sessions held on 20 February, 13 James I [A.D. 1615–16], they were found not guilty, being charged for breaking a dwelling-house, and for divers parcels of plate, a gelding and a mare.
Prosecutor:—Thomas Bull of All Hallows, Staining, gentleman, who being sworn in court deposes that he had speech with Charles Bourne concerning the robbery of Ewin Haddocke, and told him that his friends had offered to give satisfaction to Haddocke, whereunto Bourne answered that whatever his friends had promised should be performed. He likewise deposes that he had speech with Moulsdale and told him that his friends had offered £20 to Haddocke for a composition of his robbery, and his answer was that what his friends had promised should be performed. And this conference was between the deponent and the said Moulsdale and Bourne since they came into prison.
Sess. Roll 546/192, 225.
Sess. Roll 547/173.
P.R.B. 1/60.
G.D.R. 2/68d, 71d.

William Johnson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for stealing two sheets worth 12d. belonging to Robert Potter of the same, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d. no goods, to be whipped.
Sureties:—Roger Walker and Ralph Symmons of Westminster.
Sess. Roll 546/57, 155, 194.
Sess. Reg. 2/267.
G.D.R. 2/68d.

Joan Reynolds of Hackney, spinster, for stealing a smock worth 5d., two waistcoats worth 3s., two aprons worth 4s., four coifs worth 4s., four falling-bands worth 2d., a "handkircher" worth 8d., four gold buttons worth 2d., a silk girdle worth 2s., a pair of silk garters worth 3s., a pair of gloves worth 6d., a network stomacher worth 12d., two cauls worth 2s., two crosscloths worth 6d., a little crystal jewel set in silver worth 12d., two tiffany neckcloths worth 2s. 8d. and a hand-basket worth 6d., belonging to Richard Corbett of the same, gardener, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutor:—Agnes Corbett.
Sess. Roll 546/7, 195, 225.
G.D.R. 2/68d.

John Castle of Mile End for breaking into the house of Ann, Countess of Dorset, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing a silver salt worth 30s., a silver wine bowl worth 30s., six silver spoons worth 40s., a damask tablecloth with a damask towel and twelve damask napkins worth £5 and six pairs of sheets worth 80s., belonging to the said Countess of Dorset.
Not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, to be hanged. [Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded].
Prosecutor:—Isaac Nunn.
James Orrell, gentleman, servant to the said Countess, bound over to give evidence against Thomas Greene of Mile End, husbandman, upon suspicion of robbing the said house of the "Lady Dowager Countess of Dorsett"; and the said Greene bound over to appear to prosecute the traverse of his indictment with effect, and bring with him his wife, his son and his maidservant.
Sureties for the said Greene:—Paul Smyth of Whitechapel, gentleman, and Robert Chambers of the same.
Note from Sir Robert Johnson to Mr. Long reciting:—"I understand from the Countess of Dorsett that one Castle now in Newgate is so sick that he cannot be brought forth to be tried whereby they might have more light to this business, shee desyreth therefore that this may be staied till the next Sessions, and that Thomas Greene may continewe bound till then."
Sess. Roll 546/167, 178, 179, 196.
G.D.R. 2/68d, 69, 70, 72.

Robert Bellamy of Stepney for breaking into the house of Samuel Gouldsmith, gentleman, at the same, about two o'clock in the morning, alarming Richard Poole in the said house, and stealing three pairs of sheets worth 30s. and two pillowbeers worth 10d., belonging to the said Samuel; also eight shirts worth 20s., two smocks worth 5s., five falling-bands worth 8s., six handkerchiefs worth 3s., two caps worth 2s., two pairs of cuffs worth 2s., two crosscloths worth 2s. and two coifs worth 2s., belonging to the said Richard.
Acknowledged, to be hanged.
Prosecutors:—John Greene, and Edmund Chirche of the same. gentleman.
Call to Sir Thomas Bennett for an examination.
Sess. Roll 546/157, 197.
G.D.R. 2/68d, 69d.

Richard Turner and William Greene of Whitechapel for stealing seven sheets worth 20s., two wallets worth 8d., a ruff-band worth 10d., seven pieces of linen worth 3s., twelve pieces of pewter worth 5s., fourteen spoons worth 6d., a cloak worth 2s. and a kirtle worth 2s. 6d., belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
The said Richard not guilty.
The said William ill in gaol.
Prosecutor:—Hugh Evans of Whitechapel.
Sess. Roll 546/95, 198.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Richard Billing [Billinges] of St. John Street for stealing a doublet worth 5s., a pair of breeches worth 5s., four shirts worth 6s., seven pairs of shoes worth 4s., three pairs of boots worth 18d., a pair of stockings worth 2s., a purse worth 1d., and 3s. 4d. in money in it, belonging to Robert Abrocke, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 546/199, 225.
G.D.R. 2/68.

William Hickson and William Jones of Westminster for stealing a piece of gold containing 22s., four gold rings worth 80s., a pair of silk garters worth 7s. 6d., a pair of worsted stockings worth 8s. 6d., two bands worth 2s. 6d., a pair of gloves worth 2s., a pair of pillowbeers worth 6s. 8d. and an apron worth 12d., belonging to Thomas Balgaye, at the same.
Both at large. Outlawed on 18 September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Prosecutor:—Margaret, wife of the said Thomas Balgaye.
Sess. Roll 546/200.
P.R.B. 1/60.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Richard Greene of Tottenham for stealing two shirts worth 8d. belonging to John Wallis, at the same.
Petty larceny. Acknowledged, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 546/201.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Jordan Purcell of Stepney for stealing a pair of boots worth 8s., a dagger worth 20s., a book called "Magires Phisicke" worth 2s. 6d., and 40s. in money, belonging to William Coote of Trinity College, Cambridge, gentleman, at Stepney.
Not guilty.
Sess. Roll 546/56, 202.
G.D.R. 2/68.

George Kitchenman of Whitecross Street, tufftaffeta-weaver, for stealing two pairs of sheets worth 5s. and four handkerchiefs worth 2s. out of the house of George Ryder of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, haberdasher, where he lodged.
Not guilty.
Sureties:—Thomas Worsencrafte, cutler, and Richard Savery, smith, both of the same.
Sess. Roll 546/181, 185, 203.
G.D.R. 2/68, 69.

John Ripland of Hornsey for stealing three hens worth 8d., belonging to Robert Atkinson of Highgate, victualler, at Hornsey.
Petty larceny. Acknowledged, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 546/60, 204, 225.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Richard Wallis [Wallice] and Walter Brookes of Finsbury for assaulting Hugh Howgate in the highway at the same, and robbing him of a cloak worth 15s.
Both guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Surety:—Cuthbert Hutchenson of Shoreditch, carpenter.
Sess. Roll 546/74, 205, 225.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Zacharias Hudson of St. Katherine's for stealing a green rug worth 8s., a pair of sheets worth 12s., three green say curtains worth 5s., a pillowbeer worth 6d. and a carpet worth 12d., belonging to Thomas Woolfall of the same, cook, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11½d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutor:—Ralph Brenton of Ratcliffe, victualler.
Sess. Roll 546/162, 206.
G.D.R. 2/68.

Robert Smythe [Smithe] of Tottenham for stealing a kirtle worth 12d., a pot of butter worth 3s., four cheeses worth 2s., a pillowbeer worth 12d. and a towel worth 6d., belonging to Robert Barlowe of the same, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11½d., no goods, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 546/183, 207, 225.
G.D.R. 2/68.

John Bentley of Whitechapel for stealing four hogs worth £3 15s. belonging to John Williams of Tothill Street, Westminster, porter, at Whitechapel; and of William Browne of the same, husbandman, for receiving and helping him after the said felony, at the same.
The said Bentley guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged, and afterwards reads, and is branded. Respited after judgment.
The said Browne no true bill.
Sess. Roll 546/170, 208.
Sess. Roll 547/173.
Sess. Reg. 2/268.
G.D.R. 2/68.

George Godfrey alias Nicholas Sampson, Robert Bellamy, Bennet Knight, William Jones and Walter Cletheroe, all of St. Clement Danes, for breaking into the house of Anthony Benn, esquire, about two o'clock at night, alarming the said Anthony, and stealing a gown worth 90s., a cloak "color deroye" worth 20s., a hat worth 10s., a green carpet worth 26s. 8d., three "shaprumes" (fn. 1) worth 60s., a piece of lawn worth 20s., a fan worth 10s. and a white waistcoat worth 5s., belonging to the said Anthony; also a piece of tawny-coloured satin containing twenty-nine yards worth 16d. a yard, and fourteen yards of "tuffetaffetie" worth 15d. a yard, belonging to Samuel Goldsmyth, being in the said house; and of Jeremiah Burt and Francis Lathroppe [Lathrope] of Petticoat Lane for receiving and helping them after the said felony, at the same.
The said George not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
The said Robert guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
The said Bennet, William and Walter at large. Outlawed on 18 September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
The said Jeremiah not guilty.
The said Francis deleted, no true bill. Respited till the Court shall order further. Delivered by proclamation.
Nathaniel Horwood [Harwood] of St. Sepulchre's, draper, and Thomas Bates of the same, broker, bound over for buying goods stolen from the said Anthony Benn.
Prosecutors:—The said Nathaniel, Richard Greene, and Elizabeth Williams of Fleet Lane, widow. Thomas Williams of St. Clement Danes and William Adams of the same, gentleman, and Ann, wife of Henry Jonson of Fleet Lane, pewterer, all to prosecute also Catherine, wife of Alexander Fulsis, and John Parpoint, who are delivered by proclamation.
Sureties:—Richard Tuffnell of St. Sepulchre's, salter, and Richard Day of the same, merchant-tailor.
Sess. Roll 546/97–8, 115–16, 118–19, 209, 225.
Sess. Reg. 2/264.
P.R.B. 1/60.
G.D.R. 2/63d, 67, 68.

Conyers [Connor] Kelly alias Kellicke of Newington for assaulting Thomas Shawe of Hackney, gentleman, in the highway at Newington, and robbing him a cloak worth 7s.
Not guilty.
Prosecutors:—Thomas Cobbe, Matthew More of the Strand, tapster.
Sess. Roll 546/117, 120, 210.
G.D.R. 2/67d.

Roger Bredyman [Brediman], William Gardiner [Gardener] and John alias Richard Flood [Fludd] of Whetstone [St. James', Clerkenwell] for assaulting Richard Hall the carrier in the highway at Whetstone, and robbing him of a horseman's coat worth 14s., a bay horse worth 90s., a bridle and saddle worth 4s., and £7 in money, belonging to the said Hall; also a trunk worth 11s., twelve livery cloaks each worth 60s., three other cloaks colour French green worth £16, three ells of green damask worth 22s., three fans worth 30s., a silver ladle worth 38s., a pair of gloves worth 22s., a mitten worth 20s., four pairs of boot-hose worth 7s., a sword worth 18s., a girdle and hangers worth 5s., a pair of silk garters worth 27s., two ruffs worth 52s., a "beazer stone" worth 10s., a dagger worth 18d., two thousand gilt studs worth 11s. and a pair of iron instruments called "twyes", belonging to Sir Thomas Wentworth, knight, being in the keeping of the said Hall; also, together with Francis Stanley of St. James', Clerkenwell, for stealing a hat worth 13s. 4d., a horseman's coat worth 20s., two ruff-bands worth 18s., a jerkin worth 20s., a wrought waistcoat worth 30s., a holland shirt worth 6s. 8d., a pair of breeches worth 20s., a pair of drawers worth 2s. 6d., a pair of boots worth 12s., a pair of kersey boot-hose worth 2s. 6d., a pair of cloth stockings worth 6s., a pair of mittens worth 10s., a pair of shoes worth 2s., a pair of silk garters worth 5d., a gold ring worth 40s., a sword and dagger worth 30s., a black horse worth 80s., a bridle and saddle worth 10s., a cloak-bag worth 2s., a purse worth 2s. and 10s. in money in it, a pair of slippers worth 12d. and a pair of gloves worth—d., belonging to Thomas Kilburne [Kilborne], at Knightsbridge; and of Melchior Holland, Henry Holland and Roger Bowles of Gray's Inn Lane for receiving and helping them after the said felonies, at the same.
The said Bredyman and Flood at large. Outlawed on 18 September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
The said Gardiner guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
The said Stanley acknowledged, to be hanged.
The said Melchior and Henry Holland guilty, no goods, seek the book, do not have it because had it before, therefore to be hanged.
The said Bowles guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:—Ann Masham, William Johnson of St. Dunstan'sin-the-West, merchant-tailor, Isaac Kilburne, Edward Wayte of Chick Lane, victualler.
Sess. Roll 546/92–3, 211–12, 216, 225.
P.R.B. 1/60.
G.D.R. 2/67d.

Thomas Smythe and Humphrey Tottey [Tuttye] of Gray's Inn Lane for breaking into the house of Richard Cocke [Cox] of the same, innkeeper, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing a cloak lined with black velvet worth £10, a beaver hat with a cipres band worth 20s. and a needleworked band worth 5s., belonging to Francis White, gentleman; also a cloak lined with black stuff worth 60s. and a felt hat with a cipres band worth 5s., belonging to John Scott, clerk, being in the said house.
Both not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seek the book, read, to be branded. The said Thomas delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 546/71, 213, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67d, 74.

Robert Jones and Robert Bellamy of Stepney for breaking into the house of Edmund Churche of the same, gentleman, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing three dozen pewter plates worth 24s., two dozen pewter saucers worth 10s., five dozen pewter dishes worth £8, a pewter "cullender" worth 12d. and two pewter pie-plates worth 5s., belonging to the said Edmund.
The said Jones not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
The said Bellamy guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutors:—Peter Harrington, Nicholas Kinge.
Call to Sir Thomas Bennett for an examination.
Sess. Roll 546/163, 214, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67d.

Abraham Twogood [Toogood] and Godsall Beamond [Godson Beaumont] of Norton Folgate for breaking into the house of Leonard Bane of the same, porter, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing a green rug worth 16s., a pair of blankets worth 13s. 4d., a pair of sheets worth 10s. and three curtains worth 20s., belonging to the said Leonard.
The said Abraham guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
The said Godsall not guilty. Respited to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 546/168, 174, 215, 225.
G.D.R. 2/67, 67d.

Coroner's Inquests:—

December, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Inquest taken in the City of London, to wit within the Gaol of Newgate, before Robert Lawe, coroner, on view of the body of Ann Markes, late prisoner within the gaol aforesaid, lying dead there, by the oaths of — [jurors' names illegible] who say on their oath that the said Ann was ill of a pining sickness and died by Divine visitation within the gaol aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 546/217.

6 January, 13 James I [A.D. 1615–16].
Inquest taken as above, on view of the body of William Durden, late prisoner in the gaol aforesaid, lying dead there, by the oaths of — [jurors' names illegible] who say on their oath that he was ill of a pining sickness and died by Divine visitation within the gaol aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 546/218.
[See also p. 100.]

December, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Jury writ for the Sessions.
Sess. Roll 546/219.

Names of coroners, bailiffs and chief constables:—

[The same as in no. 543/208–11, pp. 57–62].

Names of sub-constables:—

[The same as in nos. 543/208–11 with the following changes or additions:—]

Hundred of Osulstone.

Chancery Lane. Thomas Collis.
The Strand. Richard Wadmore.
Samuel Carr.
Bonaventure Laughon.
The rest of the constables of the Strand fined £3 6s. 8d. each for not appearing and not executing the warrant directed to them by John Robinson, chief constable.
Stoke Newington. Thomas Reade.
Ratcliffe. Henry Preist.
Norton Folgate. William Towe.
Old Street. John Millen.
Clerkenwell. George Fletcher.
St. John Street. Peter Watson.
Thomas Johnson.

Names of constables:—

Cow Cross. Edward Savage.
Willesden. William Marshe.
Ralph Emson.
Knightsbridge. Giles Broomham.
Old Brentford. Henry Richardson.

Hundred of Edmonton:—

Edmonton. Robert Manastie.

Hundred of Elthorne:—

Ruislip. Richard Kirton.
Harmondsworth. Edward Davis.
James Ward.

Hundred of Gore:—

Little Stanmore. William Lyon.
Great Stanmore. Richard Palmer.
Sudbury. Christopher Barnabie.

Hundred of Spelthorne and Isieworth:—

Staines. William Walton.
Laleham. Henry Gray.
Stanwell. John Furgoe.
Ashford. William King.
Hanworth. John Sparkes.
Teddington. Robert Astall.
Sunbury. Robert Redinge.
Richard Heyward.
Isleworth. John Boyse.

Sess. Roll 546/221–4.
[See also Sess. Roll 543/208–11, pp. 58–62].

Gaol Delivery Roll.

— — detained in gaol, being taken near the Lord Mayor's Banqueting house — suspected to have robbed some passengers.
Richard Bentley for a black grograin kirtle and a piece of crimson "duretta" of the goods of Francis Sparkes.
Thomas Watson detained in gaol by order of Sir Henry Mountague, knight.
— — for divers goods of Thomas Hambleton.

Respited for better enquiry:—

Nicholas Denvey. Delivered by proclamation.
Richard Greene. Respited without bail.
Sess. Roll 546/225.
G.D.R. 2/63, 63d, 67.


p.262. George Carpenter of Ludgate Hill, vintner, taken late in the night in a suspicious place by the Watch, handed over in bail to William Coxe of Cow Cross and William Mabye of St. Clement's, tailor, to plead with effect. Came upon indictment and pleaded not guilty, committed for default of sureties, the bail to be taken before Francis Michell, because he is likewise to discharge the parish of St. Sepulchre's of a bastard child.

Katherine Strachey of Whitechapel, spinster, taken likewise.

Edward Peache of St. Sepulchre's, chandler, bound over that William Arnold "shall departe this countie and betake himselfe to laboure."

p.265. Thomas Hickes and George Abbott of St. Clement Danes, Nicholas White and William Jones of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victuallers, for selling strong beer and ale by defective measures, contrary to the Statute.

Thomas Adams of Poplar, yeoman, for abusing William Hyatt, constable.

Roger Barrowe of Shoreditch, grocer, for hurting John Butts.

Thomas Cooley of Field Lane, tailor [John Cowbye and Thomas Cowle of Saffron Hill], for wounding John Marnerd [Marnad, Marnard] and drawing his blood (and P.R.B. 2/64d, 67).

p.266. John Birde of Westminster, innkeeper, Thomas Hopkins of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, innholder, Thomas Lake, Alice Welche, Margaret Symondes and Thomas Piggen of the same, victuallers, Price Meredith, John Watts and James Pattyson of Westminster, victuallers, all for selling ale and beer by defective measures (and P.R.B. 1/66).

p.267. William Harte of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler, for tippling without licence.

p.268. William Heylocke of New Fish Street, fishmonger, for Margaret, wife of Edward Hyde of Milford Lane, victualler, and Margaret Swynborne of the same, widow, to appear for receiving goods stolen from John Taylor. Referred to the ordering of Sir Lewis Lewkenor and Mr. Collyns (and p.275).

Peter Curtis of Deal, co. Kent, sailor, suspected to have begotten Susan Michell with child.

John Vydler of Long Lane, carpenter, for keeping inmates.

John Lea of Norton Folgate, victualler, for selling beer and ale bydefective measures.

pp.268–9. Licensed tipplers:—

Thomas Oliver of Acton, victualler. Sureties:—Christopher Cole and Roger Steevens of the same.

William Rowley of Holywell Street, victualler. Sureties:—William Glover of Shoreditch and John Watson of Aldersgate Street.

Henry Smythe of Holywell Street, victualler. Sureties:—Thomas Brewer of London and Richard Foster of Shoreditch.

William Courtnoll of Wapping, victualler. Sureties:—Thomas Jurden, oarmaker, and William Dowglas, both of the same.

William Foxe of Norton Folgate, victualler. Sureties:—John Kindersley and John Tame, tailor, both of the same.

William Savedge of St. Clement Danes, victualler. Sureties:— Richard Longford of the Strand and John Eaton of the same, scrivener.

Edward Thornegate of Wapping, victualler. Sureties:—John Code of St. Katherine's and Thomas Thornegate of Goswell Street.

William Longe of Norton Folgate, victualler. Sureties:—George Piggote of London, poulterer, and John Halfepennye of Norton Folgate.

Richard Todd of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler. Sureties:— William Mallett of Cow Cross, victualler, and John Todd of the same.

John Warde of Hackney, victualler. Sureties:—William Middleton and Robert Woodcocke of the same.

Robert Wafe of Cow Cross, victualler. Sureties:—John Broughton of the same and Richard Rolfe of Grub Street, clerk.

John Furner of Wapping, victualler. Sureties:—William Martyn of London, vintner, and Thomas Borne of the same, grocer.

William Keyt of the Strand, victualler. Sureties:—John Dyer, gentleman, and Thomas Dyer, yeoman, both of the same.

pp.273–4. Orders for the government of the House of Correction erected at Clerkenwell:—

That, whereas no course has yet been taken for apprehending and punishing vagrants and rogues who are still suffered to wander up and down the streets, lanes and highways to the great prejudice of his Majesty's subjects, owing to the remissness and negligence of the petty constables and headboroughs, choice be made of two honest and sufficient persons who shall enquire and find out the defaults of the said constables and headboroughs and also all those that harbour or lodge the said rogues and vagrants, and shall certify the same to the justices, that such penalties as ought to be imposed may be collected towards the maintenance of the House of Correction, and that the said persons shall be paid yearly the sum of [blank] apiece, to be paid by the Treasurer of the said House of Correction.

That both or more of the Governors lately chosen be accounted as one governor, and the offence of either to be taken as of all.

That the Governor shall not lodge or diet within the house any person whatsoever but the officers and servants of the house allowed by the justices.

That the Governor receive all such as be sent by warrant and that he discharge none without the command of that justice that committed, unless it be done by order of the Sessions, or at their public assemblies.

That a Register book shall be kept by the Governor wherein shall be entered the names and surnames of all that are passed from thence or there corrected, and the constable's name and place to whom they were delivered.

That every person committed thither shall be set to labour and have no other nurture than that he or she shall get with their labour, except they be sick.

That no other victuals, bread or beer, than of the coarsest and smallest, the whole day's diet not exceeding 4d., shall be given to any person, and that no person be suffered to bring into their friends or acquaintances committed there any manner of drink or victual whatsoever, but if any shall happen to give any money that it shall be taken from them and kept till their delivery, if given to any particular person, but if generally to all, then to be reserved and disposed of on some holiday to amend their diet.

That from every person committed all the goods and money whatsoever, other than that they must necessarily wear, be taken at their entrance and delivered to them at the time of their discharge, being left in a room appointed for that purpose.

That no fee or reward whatsoever be received by the Governor or any other in the house, for their ease of labour or punishment or for procuring their discharge.

That, seeing the house is made strong and that workmen are yet kept for the sure making of all places for safety, so that none can break out except by the negligence of those keeping them or allowing them to possess themselves of instruments from their friends that come to visit them, if any such breach shall happen the Governor shall make the place strong again and seek out the persons broken out at his charge.

That a bell shall be tolled every morning at six, every noon at eleven and again at twelve, and every evening at seven.

That they have fresh straw every month, and warm pottage thrice a week, viz Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and their linen (if any they have) be washed.

That the Porter and Matron shall be obedient to the rule and government of the Governor, and they shall take view every day of the women and order their labour that day and take account at night of every one as to their discretion shall seem meet, and shall view the warrant and discharge sent by the justice to whom the Porter shall give an account every night if demanded by the Governor.

That the Governor shall take no servant into the house but such as for whose trust he will answer.

That if any of the persons committed thither do happen to die there, the Governor shall cause the Coroner to take view of the body dead, and after see them decently buried at his charge in the parish churchyard.

That the Governor absent not himself by the space of above twentyfour hours out of the house without licence of the justices, and not above thrice in any one quarter.

That the Matron and Porter do not absent themselves above three days in any one quarter, and not then without licence of the Governor.

It is ordered that the Governor shall pay unto the Matron £13 6s. 8d. a year, by even portions quarterly beforehand out of the salary of £200 a year, and to the Porter the like sum, and to pay to each of their servants 40s. a year to help them in case they should be sick or absent.

The Governor, Porter and all the officers and servants of the house shall at all times be ready to attend and perform the warrants and commandments of any of the justices.

If any of the locks, keys, working instruments or instruments of punishment be broken, lost or worn, that the Governor see that they be forthwith made good and supplied so as at every Quarter Sessions, when view shall be taken thereof by some committees appointed, they be redelivered in as good condition as they were at the time of their receipt of them.


f.60d. Thomas Jollett of Edmonton, gentleman, for refusing to come to church.

Nicholas Symons of Barnet, baker, for breaking the assize of bread.

John Garrett of Uxbridge, [blank] Gibenes of Wickham, Thomas Hawgood of Longford, Edmund Heathe of Enfield, Thomas Richardson of Isleworth and Thomas Tysen of Old Brentford, brewers, for brewing and selling beer at 10s. the barrel, contrary to the law.

f.61. Nicholas Seares of Uxbridge, Thomas Skory of Stratford Bow, Ralph Thicknes of Mile End, [blank] Beale of Whitechapel, Claud Wilson of Holywell Street, Ephraim Palmer and Roland Niccolls of Norton Folgate, John Chambers of Hoxton and Lawrence Bateman of Chiswell Street, bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

Thomas Tisen of Kingston, co. Surrey, and [blank] Bowlinge of Old Brentford, brewers, for brewing and selling ale at 12s. the barrel.

Henry Johnson of Stratford Bow, brewer, [blank] Connyers of Bromley, widow, Samuel Cranmer of Whitechapel, Peter Leonard of East Smithfield, James Desmaisters of the same, Nicholas Weblyn of Mile End, Thomas Wells of Shoreditch, James Vantroudell of East Smithfield and Abraham Hull of Mile End, brewers, for brewing and selling ale at 10s. the barrel.

ff.61d, 62. George Freeman and Henry Goade of East Smithfield, John Wells of Shoreditch, [blank] Hobbye of Bishopsgate Street, William Cowse of St. Katherine's, [blank] Corbee of Whitechapel, William Yorke and William Marvin of St. John Street, Francis Marshe of Islington, Robert Hunt of Old Street, George Brookeshawe of Clerkenwell, George Beale of Redcross Street, brewers, Judith Wilkes of Islington, widow, John Guillinge of Clerkenwell, Anthony Jeffes and [blank] Simpson of Golding Lane, [blank] Cooper of Whitecross Street, William Reynolds of St. Katherine's, Edward Randall of East Smithfield and Henry Jefferies of St. Katherine's, brewers, for the like.

Robert Knott of Ratcliffe, [blank] Thorneton and William Wayte of Whitechapel, Lewis Selby of Bromley, Charles Scorye and Thomas Scorye of Stratford Bow, Edmund Warden and Edmund Parsons of St. Katherine's, Richard Overton, John Robinson and John Weekes of Wapping and Thomas Greeneway of Limehouse, bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

Thomas Fookes of East Smithfield for keeping a bawdy-house.

Henry Rawlins, Arthur Barton, Thomas Homer and William Jesupp of St. Katherine's, victuallers, for selling but a wine-quart of beer for 1d.

ff.62d–63d. Christopher Walker, Thomas Curtis, Anthony Wrighte, Roger Adams, John Richardson, Simon Croson, John Wharton, Richard Jones, John Harrison, Robert Richmond, John Churche, Nicholas Dynes, Margaret Adams, John Rowland, Hugh Loveioy, Thomas Somers, John Wrighte, Nicholas Ollyver, Richard Browne, Edward Satorers, William Wytham, Simon Warren, Ralph Watson, John Hopkinson, Richard Cooke, James Stonehouse, John Bray, Thomas Morgan, Owen Jones, Francis Burte, Thomas Woolsall, John Howard, Francis Allard, Francis Thomalin, Thomas Buckell, William Wood, Randall Cope, Robert Stanley, John Small, Samuel Lambert, Edward Wyn, John Walcope, John Stevens, John Pratt, Thomas Houlden, John Churche, Richard Cooke, Edward Vaters, John Waller, Lancelot Ransom and Anthony Ince, all of St. Katherine's, victuallers, for the like.

ff.63d, 64. Geoffrey Duppar and William Raynolds of St. Katherine's, Roger Vanhereweghe of Wapping, George Freeman and Joseph Jaques of Whitechapel, Richard Bigges of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, Bartholomew Parker and Simon Geeringe of Westminster, Michael Arnole of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Henry Gode of St. Katherine's, [blank] Smythe of Chelsea, Richard Denchfeilde of Edgware and William Gualthroppe of Holloway, brewers, for brewing and selling beer and ale at 10s. the barrel.

Thomas Thoroton and [blank] Parsons of St. Katherine's, Adrian Hansford of Westminster, William Burton of Wandsworth, Francis Cooke of Westminster, Matthew Squire of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, John Stride of Islington and George Haynes of Barnet, bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

Richard Rolfe, Henry Richold, Thomas Callowe and William Openshawe of East Smithfield, victuallers, for brewing strong ale and selling a wine-quart for 1d.

John Thome of Chelsea, victualler, for a bloodshed.

The said Thorne and William Goringe of the same, victualler, for selling beer and ale by defective measures.

ff.64d, 65. William Howsegoo of Limehouse, Anthony Colchester of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, Edward Pennyston of Heston, Thomas Pellam of New Brentford, Henry Holland of Old Brentford, Joseph Houlden of Hammersmith, Abraham Smith of Parson's Green, Henry Johnson of Stratford Bow and John Welshe of Edmonton, brewers, for selling beer at 10s. the barrel.

James Greene and Robert Cooper of Whitecross Street, victuallers, for brewing ale of 10s. the barrel.

Katherine Bridges of Saffron Hill, victualler, Abraham Hayward, Thomas Buckell, John Price and James Robinson, yeomen, and Agnes Simball, spinster, all of the same, John Hobson, Henry Pettingale, John Clarke, Thomas Walton, Gilbert Swayne and William Dyer of Gray's Inn Lane, and William Batte and Robert Banton of High Holborn, yeomen, for victualling without licence.

Margaret, wife of Thurstan Feild of Saffron Hill, shoemaker, Margaret, wife of Thomas Bateman of the same, embroiderer, and Jane, wife of Richard Gresham of the same, gentleman, for not coming to church.

Thomas Kinge of Acton, [blank] Downes of Brentford, Lawrence Bateman of Chiswell Street, Robert Stevens and [blank] Phillipps of Grub Street, Ephraim Palmer of Norton Folgate, Edward Carter of Shoreditch, Richard Pitt of Whitecross Street, Edward James of Golding Lane, Francis Worsley of Holborn, [blank] Stokyn of Golding Lane, John Chaunlers of Hoxton and Thomas Jackson of Islington, bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

ff.65d, 66. George Cade and Charles Kennyston of St. Martin's, Claud Wilson of Shoreditch, Humphrey Heath of Westminster, William Burton of Wandsworth, Jeremiah Hall of Westminster, William Nellam of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, John Lewis of Goswell Street, John Taylor of St. John Street and Isaac Jeffrey of Golding Lane, bakers, for the like.

Ralph Johnson of Bethnal Green, Bartholomew Parker of Westminster and John Hayley of Golding Lane, brewers, for selling beer and ale at 10s. the barrel.

Ann Malkin and Thomas Frenche of Hackney, victuallers, Thomas Bird and Morris Horssington of Westminster, innholders, Richard Brewer, cook, Arthur Cadocke, Richard Christopher, Hugh Armestronge, Richard Clarke, Richard Caddocke, David Griffen, William Rose, Fulk Edmondes, William Bryant and John Wattes, victuallers, and Anthony Roe and Peter Salisburye, yeomen, all of the same, for selling beer and ale by defective measures.

Olivia, Lady Heniadge of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, widow, for not coming to church.

William Goringe of Chelsea, victualler, for keeping ill rule on the Sabbath Day.

Bellamy Mathewes of Westminster, victualler, [blank] Eaton and [blank] Bisset, widows, and William Crafte, yeoman, all of the same, for victualling without licence.

ff.66d, 67. Francis Dicke of Westminster and Thomas Hanninge of St. Clement Danes, bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

Lord Riche of High Holborn for not removing two posts and stones standing in the King's highway before Allington House in High Holborn. For presentment at the Court Leet of the same. Distrained.

The steward and officers of Gray's Inn for not paving before Gray's Inn new gate. Distrained.

Henry Gooddall of High Holborn for making a continual lay-stall in his yard in Fulwood's Lane.

Peter Baggott of High Holborn for wounding and killing Edmund Acrogge. [See also p. 188–189].

James Clementes of the same for making an assault and drawing blood upon Henry Blackford.

William Dyer, Roger Gunter, James Jackson and Henry Pettingale of Gray's Inn Lane, Robert Jackson, Ann Simball, George Wilcockes, Thomas Buckell, James Rawlyns, William Gunter and Margery Sharpe, spinster, all of Saffron Hill, for keeping suspected houses of bawdery.

Thomas Elvin of High Holborn for not removing his lay-stall lying in the fields against the Red Bull.

Henry Heath of the same, butcher, for not removing his slaughterhouse in Fulwood's Rents.

John Banfield of the same for that he has stopped up the watercourse running for thirty or forty years past.

Richard Durrant of the same for not mending his pavement.

William Elliott of Saffron Hill for dividing his house, and letting out his shop to Izard Williams who keeps a suspicious house of bawdery.


f.67. Robert Gibbe delivered by proclamation.


  • 1. Shapperoon=a hood or cap formerly worn by nobles, and after the 16th Century by ladies.