Sessions, 1616: 15 and 16 May

Pages 240-250

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 15 and 16 May, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].


p.305. Came and discharged:—

William Steele of Kentish Town for tippling without licence.


William Milborne and Thomas Taylor of Highgate to give evidence against Christopher Foster [Forster] and Richard Rodes [Roades] for stealing four sheep belonging to William Cholmeley, esquire. The said Christopher died in gaol; the said Richard guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded (and G.D.R. 2/80,80d).

p.306. Came and was committed until the end of the Sessions:—

Thomas Belke of New Brentford, innkeeper, taken at the same for that John Lered, tanner, did affirm upon his oath that the said Belke did ask one Nicholas Griffen what he would give towards the maintenance of a suit against the Justices, for that they had taken upon them to give 2s. 6d. out of every pound forfeited by alehouse-keepers for defective measures, contrary to the law. Handed in bail until the next Sessions to Thomas Sabyn of St. Sepulchre's, mercer, and Joseph Bromeley of Whitecross Street, pewterer. Came and discharged (and p. 316).

Respited by the Court to the next:—

Nowell Pewell of Field Lane, combmaker, for erecting a new building contrary to the law. Came and discharged (and p.316).

Anthony Hutchins of Fetter Lane, carpenter, for the like. Came at the next and was committed until he should pay 5s. to the poor of his parish, for being drunk and misbehaving himself saying that Mr. Michell had undone him and his wife (and p. 316).

Gideon Philpott of St. Clement Danes, bricklayer, for erecting a new building as aforesaid (and p. 316).

George Androwes of Ratcliffe, carpenter, for the like. Came and discharged (and p. 316).

John Dorrell of the Liberty of the Tower of London, gunmaker, and Edward Allen of the same, wheelwright, for the like. Came and discharged (and p.316).

Came and discharged:—

Arthur Hart of Fetter Lane, cook, for the like.

Thomas Browne of Aldermanbury, cordwainer, for the like. Discharged because it appeared to Mr. Michell that the house is pulled down.

William Flood of St. Andrew Undershaft, carpenter, for the like. Discharged likewise.

Sessions Register, Vol. II:—

William Brotherton of the Weald in the parish of Harrow, blacksmith, came and was handed over to William Page of the same and John Thompson of Elstree, co. Hertford, gentleman, for tippling without licence (and p.317).

p.307. Robert Hodge of Islington for the peace. Came upon indictment and acknowledged and fined 2s. 6d.

John Trout of St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, baker, for good behaviour.

Thomas Battle of Golding Lane and Sisley Lilburne of the same, spinster, for the peace.

John Burt of Finsbury, tailor, for bidding and causing divers persons unknown to assault Joseph Emnye [sic], overseer for the poor of the parish of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, as he was executing his office in distraining for the poor. Committed for default of good sureties for causing divers persons to beat the said Armente [sic] and to shut the door upon him, as he has deposed in court. To pay 4s. 4d. for a year's pay and to put in good sureties for good behaviour.

John Scott of Seacoal Lane for beating John Gosten.

Edward Taylor of Smithfield Bars for beating Helen Brookes and Thomas Careley.

Thomas Raynoldes committed to prison for keeping a common alehouse without licence, as appeared upon the several oaths of John Pollyn, Thomas Collyer and Thomas Hardwicke certified by Sir Robert Johnson, there to remain by the space of three days.

Mark Noble of the Strand, cutler, committed for conveying away a sword which was taken from Nicholas Hawes, gentleman, on the highway by thieves as yet unknown, which robbery was done on the 26th of May last, A.D. 1615, between Hackney and London. Discharged by the court because he brought in the sword and left it in the court to be delivered to the right owner, being willing it should be delivered to the said Mr. Hawes without any manner of recompence (and p.313 and G.D.R. 2/83).

Came and discharged:—

William Buckle of St. John Street for wounding William Preston, a child of the age of three years, by riding over him with a horse.

John Grissell of Old Street for wounding Edward Turlocke and his wife.

William Banes of Clerkenwell, victualler, and Robert Hart of the same, cook, for beating Rachel Hanwood.

p.308. Christopher Crouch of Golding Lane for the peace.

Elizabeth Turlocke of the same, spinster, for the like.

William Catton of Little Britain for assaulting John Britten.

John Jones alias Watkins of Coleman Street for beating Thomas Boulton, headborough of Whitecross Street, the said Jones being drunk.

Henry Peake of Tottenham, blacksmith, committed for lack of sureties for that he has taken Thomas Price of the same into his house as an imnate, and the said Price has brought a child to charge the parish of Tottenham. Both handed in bail to Robert Straker of St. John Street, glover. Came and discharged (and pp.317, 326)

Hester Bramston of St. John Street, "spinster," committed to prison until her husband will come to release her because she comes instead of her husband, and he will not appear upon any warrant although divers have been awarded for divers misdemeanours and for victualling without licence, and he will not come but sends his wife nor cannot be taken.

Richard Smyth of Ruislip for abusing the wife of Jerome Baylie, came and was handed in bail to William Cogges of St. Sepulchre's, gentleman, and Richard Nicholas of the same; came and was discharged (and p.317).

Came and discharged:—

Alan Tarrant of "Dedforde" [Deptford], co. Kent, labourer, for the peace.

John Peirce of Ratcliffe, carpenter, for keeping unlawful company with Susan Hawkins.

Dorothy, wife of Abel Durrante of the same, for keeping a lewd house (and p.309).

Elizabeth, wife of Robert Strood of the same, shipwright, for the peace.

p.309. Agnes, wife of Thomas Salter of the same, for the like.

Daniel Evans of Hadley, victualler, for the like.

Respited to the next:—

Richard Younge of South Mimms, shoemaker, for the peace. Came and discharged (and p.317).

Christopher Burd of the Liberty of the Tower of London, gunsmith, to answer touching building. Came and discharged (and p.317).

Leonard Harwood of the same, merchant, for the like. Came and discharged (and p. 317).

Joan, wife of William Foster of South Mimms, to bring forth Ann Young her daughter who is accused to live incontinently with John Butterfeild. The said Joan committed for that she is suspected to be a bawd to her own daughter, and to remain until she bring forth her said daughter or otherwise be ordered by due course of law. The said John respited to the House of Correction (and G.D.R. 2/80d.).

Came and discharged:—

Thomas Thorpe of Tottenham, blacksmith.

Abraham Williams of Wapping, porter, and Elizabeth his wife for the peace against Arthur Swaine.

Joan Cavell of Ratcliffe, spinster, for the peace.

Christiana Browne of the same, widow, for the like.

William Allen of Wapping, shipwright, and Joyce his wife for the like.

Edward Kinge of Charterhouse Lane, cobbler, upon complaint of Richard Jones.

Are in prison and indicted for felony:—

Daniel Flood of Ratcliffe, glover, and Joan his wife.

p.310. Came and committed because indicted:—

Maurice Williams of St. Clement Danes, broker, for assaulting Richard Rice (and P.R.B. 1/73d, and G.D.R. 2/87).

Came and discharged:—

Miles Massam of the same and Ann his wife for the peace.

William Smith, servant to Thomas Smyth of the same, silkdyer, for stirring unruly company on May Day in the morning.

Ralph Pride of the same, bitmaker, for abusing the overseers of the poor in executing their office.

Elizabeth Wheeler of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, widow, for tippling without licence.

Richard Jones of Kentish Town, victualler, for the like.

William Echell of Westminster, plasterer, for stabbing John Puckforde.

Thomas Fabbe of the same for assaulting William Miller, constable of the same (and P.R.B. 1/73d.).

Richard Thurston of Knightsbridge for abusing George Barefoote, constable.

Thomas Foster of Matching, co. Essex, for beating Elizabeth Flood.

Elizabeth Merryn of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, spinster, suspected to live incontinently.

Came and discharged because had licence:—

Robert Kirkham of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, for tippling without licence.

James Osney, servant to Thomas Brookes of Clerkenwell, vintner, committed for wounding George Jaques, and for that John Watton, surgeon at Redcross Street, deposes in court "that he is very sore hurt but not in daunger of death," therefore he is respited to the next.

Charles Whitbeard of Stepney for good behaviour.

p.311. Robert Bile of St. Sepulchre's, cutler, for the peace.

Jane Johnson of St. George's, Southwark, co. Surrey, spinster, upon complaint of Hugh Higgons.

Committed because indicted:—

Thomas Lampred of Holborn, the recognizance in paper. Afterwards discharged because no true bill.

Came and discharged:—

Nicholas Trott of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, for good behaviour.

Helen Brayne of Westminster, spinster, to answer.

Richard Bafford of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, for good behaviour.

Joan, wife of Richard White of St. Clement Danes, waterbearer, for the peace.

Came and handed over further:—

Stephen Knight of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, upon complaint of Solomon Carre and Richard Wadmore, constables of the same.

John Harris of Hounslow, innkeeper, and Dorothy his wife, for that his said wife did strike the constable and he suffers great disorders in his house. Handed in bail to Henry Este and John Milles, innkeeper, both of the same. Came and discharged (and p.317).

p. 312. Respited by the Court to the next: —

Matthew Mooreton of St. Katherine's, gentleman, to answer for that whereof he is indicted.

John Turner of Clerkenwell, gardener, for erecting a new building contrary to the law. Came and discharged (and p.316).

Thomas Ingle of Marylebone, weaver, for misbehaving himself in his office, being constable.

Henry Travis of Hoxton sent to Newgate for abusing and beating Thomas Chatfeilde, constable of Charterhouse Lane, and to put in sureties. Handed in bail to John Crusey of the same, smith. Acknowledged and fined 2s. (and p.317 and P.R.B. 1/73d).

David Jones of Queenhithe, carman, John Noxon and Richard Mougleson of Clerkenwell, all for assaulting Robert Haywood [Hayward]; the said David handed in bail to John Pierce of the same, silkweaver, and Richard Smyth of Goswell Street, victualler (and p.317 and P.R.B. 1/74d).

Richard Tuttye of Cow Cross, butcher, brought to the court by a warrant from Sir Thomas Fowler for hurting Thomas Seffon, who seeks the peace against him and is handed in bail to William Morrice of the same, butcher, and John Wilson of St. John Street, cook (and p.349).

William Jollye sent to the House of Correction for running from his master John Heath of Westminster, scrivener. He is to be whipped and set to hard labour until other order shall be taken.

George Owen of Charterhouse Lane, butcher, committed for buying stolen lambs which were brought by John Weekes [Wickes] of St. Bartholomew's-the-Less, gentleman, to the "Goulden Lyon" in St. John Street. Afterwards handed in bail to Michael Rogers of Charterhouse Lane, gentleman, and Peter Johnson of the same, armourer, and came and was discharged (and p. 317 and G.D.R. 2/82d).

Andrew Blase of Cow Cross, butcher, for that he sold part of the said lambs "and praized them" having no authority although he was headborough, who says that Mr. Collins willed him so to do, which the Court will not believe. Therefore handed in bail to Hugh Warren and Thomas Wallis of the same, butcher, and came and was discharged. The said George to appear at the Assizes for the county of Hertford to give evidence against Edward Towers, of Aldenham, co. Hertford, for stealing a gelding of Edward Surwood of the same, turner, at the same, and certain lambs, and he is to have 5s. towards his charge (and p.317 and G.D.R. 2/82d).

The said Edward Surwood to prosecute the said John Weekes for stealing the said gelding (and p.318).

The said John Weekes charged with stealing seven lambs of Richard Smith and the said gelding. At large (and P.R.B. 1/73d, 74 and G.D.R. 2/82, 85, 86).

p.313. Order by the Court for Abraham Musgrave of St. John Street, innkeeper, forthwith to pay Andrew Cockerton his servant 59s. 6d., and Cockerton is to deliver to his said master the suit of apparel he lately bought for him; the said Musgrave committed for refusing to perform the said order, and the said Cockerton is to pay back 9s. for his wife's lodging, and thereupon a general release to be made on both parts.

Order that Elizabeth Arnold, the daughter of Richard Arnold of Stepney, tailor, shall serve Alice, wife of John Maggett, until the 22nd day of March next, according to the indentures.

pp.313–14. Roger Allen of Stepney, George Abbott of St. Clement Danes, Robert Wilson of Limehouse, Richard Sappe of St. Giles'in-the-Fields, William Clowes of Holywell Street, James Ivie of Ratcliffe, Christopher Wetherley of Wapping, Thomas Hawkins of the same, Walter Davies of East Smithfield, Edward Coultman of Islington, Richard Lowe of Whitechapel, and John Baker of Cow Cross, all victuallers, appeared in their proper persons upon information laid against them by Bartholomew Benson and Henry Theodoricke, under the Statute of 31 [sic] and 33 Henry VIII [Cap. ix] against maintaining unlawful games.

Licence granted to the said Henry Theodoricke to appear with Nicholas Neway of Westminster, Henry Warde of St. Giles'-in-theFields and the said Richard Sappe, victuallers, upon information laid against them under the said Statute of 33 Henry VIII against maintaining unlawful games.

pp. 314–15. Licensed tipplers:—

Henry Hughes of Stepney, victualler. Sureties:—John Campe of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, embroiderer, and Henry Lothbury of St. Ann's near Aldgate, goldsmith.

Thomas Blith of Whitecross Street, victualler. Sureties:— Thomas Boulton, shoemaker, and Thomas Tudor, cook, both of the same.

Robert Osborne of Gray's Inn Lane, victualler. Sureties:— John Kelsey and John Farmer, tallow-chandler, both of the same.

Richard Price of High Holborn, victualler. Sureties:—Richard Coppyn of St. Sepulchre's, spurrier, and James Freme of High Holborn.

John Mayde of Gray's Inn Lane, chandler. Sureties:—John Wilson of St. John Street, victualler, and Walter Boothe of Gray's Inn Lane, victualler; and the said Mayde and Wilson for the said Boothe.

William Church of Gray's Inn Lane, victualler. Sureties:— William Ratcliffe, victualler, and William Bowles, both of the same.

Richard Barnes of St. John Street, victualler. Sureties:—John Markeham and John Turner of the same, gardeners.

George Costen of Clerkenwell, victualler. Sureties:—Thomas Taylor, victualler, and Emmanuel Woodford, needlemaker.

John Churche of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. Sureties:—Robert Smyth of the same, baker, and Edward Allen of the Liberty of the Tower of London.

Nicholas Smither of Gray's Inn Lane, victualler. Sureties:— Henry Collyer and Henry Foster, shoemaker, both of the same.

Silvester Burckett of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler. Sureties:— John Tysoe and William Marshe of the same.


f.80. Delivered by proclamation:—

James Taylor, Katherine Broome, Joan Page, William Higgins, Richard Penridge, Nicholas Wade, Robert Smythe, Robert Knighte, John Allen, Miles Harker, Walter Walker, Richard Leeche, Christopher Gauntlett, Richard Sleswicke (and 84d).

Katherine Wager and Katherine James indicted in London.

f.80d. Richard Gueste respited for sureties for good behaviour. Delivered by proclamation (and 84d).

William Purvey respited for Bridewell.

Margaret Vincent for the murder of her two sons. Acknowledged, to be hanged.

Stephen Parker alias Marshall for burglary and divers goods of Andrew Bradshawe. Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.

John Collyson and Robert Hudson for burglary and divers goods of Sir Thomas Doughtye, knight. Both guilty, no goods, to be hanged.

f.81. James Thebeefe for divers parcels of silk of John Blauser. Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.

William Johnson for burglary and divers goods of Thomas Robinson. Not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.

John Fisher, Richard Jones, Mary Matlyn and Joan Williams for divers goods of William, Lord Pagett. The said John acknowledges, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; the rest not guilty.

Elizabeth Robertes and Henry Roberts of Golding Lane, silkweaver, for the murder of Ann Price. The said Elizabeth guilty, no goods, to be hanged; respited after judgment because found pregnant by oath (and ff. 76ad, 83).

Joan Ireland of Charterhouse, spinster, for a pair of satin hose and 8s. of Avery Phillipps, for three porrengers of Thomas Howard and a chamber-pot of John Pattrick. Committed because indicted, not guilty (and Sess. Reg. 2/311).

William Maye for linens of Thomas Baldwyn, esquire. Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.

Mary White for a diaper napkin of Robert Hubbert, worth 6d. Acknowledged, to be whipped.

George Fishe, Francis Peircy, Gabriel Smith of Shadwell, James Sutton, John Hall, William Halstocke and William White for four wether sheep of William Hall; and Daniel Flood of Ratcliffe, glover, and Margaret his wife, Edward Fossard and Sarah Smithe for accessory after. The said George acknowledges, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged; the said Francis and Gabriel at large, the rest not guilty. The said James respited and not to be delivered without notice from Sir Henry Mountague, knight (and ff.80d, 83 and P.R.B. 1/73d).

f.81d. Peter Foster for two quarters of malt of Robert Clifford; and John Vennor for accessory after. The said Peter not guilty, the said John discharged. Order by the Court for the delivery to the said Robert Clifford of the two quarters of malt and four sacks which were seized by Richard Phillipps, constable of Limehouse, upon the apprehension of the said Foster and Vennor (and f.84).

Richard Smithe and John Walters for divers goods of John Dawson; and Robert Whiteman for accessory after. The said Richard guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; the said John and Robert not guilty. The said Robert respited without bail (and f. 80).

John Taylor for breaking into the shop of Richard Haynes and stealing a cloak of his. Not guilty of house-breaking, guilty of felony to the value of 11d., to be whipped.

Roger Jeninges for a sheep of Christopher Udall. Not guilty.

Juliana Hall for a purse from the person of Nathaniel Golde. Not guilty.

Thomas Crouch of St. Katherine's, porter, and Henry Cooke of Whitechapel, porter, for robbing George Hussey in the king's highway. Came and committed because indicted, not guilty (and f.82d and Sess. Reg. 2/311).

Richard Waller for a cow of Audrey Scriven, widow. Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged.

Andrew Harrison for a pig of Andrew Newe worth 12d. Guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped.

Joan Snelgrave for divers goods of John Rodes. Not guilty.

William Jackson for cutting the purse of Hester Griffen. Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.

Eleanor Greene for twenty-four hens of William Lodge. Not guilty.

f.82. Andrew Foster for burglary and divers goods of George Kember. Not guilty.

Thomas Watson for burglary and divers goods of Philip Bayden and of Edward Wardour, esquire. Not guilty of first charge, acknowledges second, to be hanged.

Robert Hudson for parcels of plate of John Shelburie, gentleman. Acknowledges.

John Davers for breaking into a house and stealing a scarlet cloak of Philip Bell. Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.

Isabel, Lady Stafford, wife of the Right Honourable Edward, Lord Stafford, of High Holborn, Edward Stafford of the same, esquire, eldest son of the said Edward and Isabel, and Mary Russell of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, widow, for not coming to church for the space of eleven months. Proclamation made. The court being informed that the said Lady Isabel and her son were indicted for not resorting to the parish church of St. Andrew's, Holborn, and that they have dwelt for the space of six years and do now dwell and reside at Stafford Castle in the county of Stafford "neere a hundred myles from the county of Middlesex," where they cannot take notice of the indictment preferred here against them, and have never since repaired hither nor been within this county; it is therefore ordered that the Clerk of the Gaol Delivery shall forbear to enter any conviction upon the said indictment until the Sessions after the next Michaelmas term, and may in the meantime grant copies of the said indictment to the said Lady and her son (and f.87d. and P.R.B. 1/73d).

Bartholomew Hopkins of Clerkenwell was bailed out of the House of Correction for that he was like to die.

f.82d. Came and discharged:—

Ann Cooke of Wapping Wall, widow, for suspicion of felony.

Alice, wife of Edward Cobbes of Wapping, joiner, for the like.

Margery, wife of Benjamin Swanne of the same, sailor.

Henry Burdges of Limehouse, gardener, for the like.

Margaret Evans of Knightsbridge, spinster, for the like.

Joan Pindar of Ratcliffe for a murder done upon Jonas Poole her late husband.

Ralph Poole of Whitechapel, mariner, and Christopher Foster of London, blacksmith, for the same.

Thomas Deane of Rosemary Lane, feltmaker.

John Emerson of Bramble Lane, victualler, and Mary his wife.

f.83. John Welden of Chipping Ongar, co. Essex, for suspicion of stealing seven calves.

John Gadberrye [Gadbury] alias Tyler and Richard Nicholas of Ruislip each bound in £200 for suspicion of the murder of John Mercer. Came and were handed in bail till the next to Henry Hare, Richard Smithe, Richard Reading, gentleman, and John Nicholas, all of the same, each in £100 (and f. 86d, and Sess. Reg. 2/298,308).

Thomas Simpson of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, gunmaker.

John Gittins of Grub Street, glover.

Came and discharged:—

Katherine Sheppard of Cow Cross, spinster.

John Freeman of Shoe Lane, cutler.

"Milleson" Burton of Cow Cross, spinster.

Came in London:—

John Lawe of Mill Green, co. Essex, gentleman.

f.83d. Thomas Blunte of Lullingstone, co. Kent, to prosecute Samuel Meredith for a felony done at the house of Sir Percival Harte, knight, in St. Bartholomew's-the-Great. The said Samuel respited without bail, and respited to the House of Correction (and ff. 80, 84d).

Emmanuel Woodfall of Clerkenwell, needlemaker, for cruelly beating Tether Morgan his apprentice.

John Griffen of Cow Cross, joiner, for a purse and £17 from the person of Arthur Wolriche, gentleman, at Westminster Hall.

Bridget, wife of Adam Graves of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler, for "300 quarreis of glasse" of Thomas Audley. Came and was discharged because no true bill (and Sess. Reg. 2/311).

Bartholomew Lawrence of London, vintner, for three cloaks stolen forth of the house of Robert Newman.

Simon Bartlett of St. Clement's, baker, for the same.

Thomas Gashe of St. Bride's, barber-surgeon, suspected for the same.

John Godfrey of Chancery Lane, gentleman, bound in £300 to William Saunders of Chiswick, yeoman, and Valentine Saunders of the same, gentleman, each bound in £200, to appear at the next Sessions to answer concerning the death of Robert Deeraughe, gentleman, killed by him. Appeared and was found guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded (and ff. 80d, 86, 86d).