Sessions, 1616: 1 August

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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 1 August, 14 James [A.D. 1616].


Recognizances of:—

George Smythe of "Bramidge" [Bromwich], co. Stafford, to give evidence against Mary, wife of Ralph Platts of Ratcliffe, mariner, for suspicion of felony; and of John Sloacome of St. Faith's in Paternoster Row, gentleman, and Robert — of St. Andrew's in Eastcheap, glazier, for the said Mary to appear.
Sess. Roll 552/1, 2.

4 June, 16 James I [A.D. 1616].
Richard Francis [Fraunces] of Dagenham, co. Essex, to give evidence against James Harrison of St. Bride's, London, Tobias Harrison his son, and John Harrison, both of the same, and George Butler of Southwark, smith, for suspicion of felony.
Respited to the next sessions.
Sess. Roll 552/4, 5, 95.
Sess. Reg. 2/331.
G.D.R. 2/86d.

Edward Gates and — Taylor of Cow Lane in St. Sepulchre's, citizens and merchant-tailors of London, for Stephen Phillips, gentleman, to appear; and of Otwell Worsely of Westminster, gentleman, or his servant Mary Scaresbrick to give evidence against the said Stephen for feloniously taking away a cloak.
The said Edward bound to answer.
Sess. Roll 552/7, 96.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.

Thomas Byrd [Burd] of Pinner to answer touching his detaining of ten days' wages from John Pett [Pitt] of Northall, carpenter, who was hired for 16d. the day by the said Byrd and wrought in his work accordingly.
Sess. Roll 552/9.
Sess. Reg. 2/337.

William Bull of St. Clement Danes for Richard Martin of St. Andrew's, Holborn, tailor, for making a great tumult in the night to the disturbance of all the neighbours, and divers other misdemeanours.
Sess. Roll 552/11.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.

John Tompson of New Inn, gentleman, and John Gibson of Wood Street, haberdasher, for William Robertes of St. Clement Danes, vintner, "for feyghtinge and brablinge with grete disorder in his owne howse kepinge a Taverne and manye tymes druncke hym selfe".
Sess. Roll 552/12.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.

Thomas Woodford of London, merchant, and William Hart of the same, gentleman, for Ann Symball of Holborn, widow, to answer.
Sess. Roll 552/13.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Robert Harrison of Clerkenwell, victualler [tanner], Thomas Robertes and Thomas Cock of the same, victuallers, mutual sureties, all for victualling without licence.
The said Robertes handed over further in bail to Richard Archer of the same and Humphrey Ball of Cow Cross, and afterwards allowed, therefore discharged.
The said Harrison discharged at the next Sessions, because he was in prison at this.
Sess. Roll 552/15, 16, 109.
Sess. Reg. 2/336, 337, 339, 346.

3 May, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Ralph Symonds of Westminster, carpenter, to give evidence against Richard Denham alias Roger Preestman [Priestman] of Purleigh, co. Essex, drover, accused to have two wives now alive, contrary to the laws of this realm.
Respited to the next. Handed in bail to Arthur Lamb of Colchester and Edward Perkins of Holborn.
Sess. Roll 552/17.
Sess. Reg. 2/312, 318.
G.D.R. 2/83d, 86d.

Andrew Cansfield of London, fruiterer, to give evidence against Margaret Wellam accused upon suspicion "to be a witch and to give sucke or feede evill spirrits."
The said Margaret delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/18, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Thomas Cocke of Whitechapel, baker, to give evidence against Elizabeth Whitgrave of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, accused to have robbed the said Thomas her master of certain money forth of his purse; and of John Whitgrave of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, and John Williams of the same, gentleman, for the said Elizabeth to appear.
Sess. Roll 552/19, 112.
G.D.R. 2/90.

Robert Lewes of Wapping, shoemaker, for George Johnson of the same, smith, for victualling without licence.
His appearance taken at the next Sessions and the recognizance discharged by order.
Sess. Roll 552/20.
Sess. Reg. 2/338, 346.

Peter Hennericke of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, silkweaver, and Thomas Castle of the same, gunsmith, for Thomas Clarke of the same, chandler, to appear.
Sess. Roll 552/21.

Nathaniel Jones of Aldgate, glover, and William Foster of Aldersgate Street, labourer, for Mary Lowman of East Smithfield, widow, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 552/24.
Sess. Reg. 2/336.

John Sharpe and Lawrence Cockerell of Whitechapel, gunsmiths, for Thomas Chappell of the same, tailor, for being a receiver of pawns and stolen goods; and of the said Sharpe and Chappell for Abraham Holland of Shoe Lane, shoemaker, and Lewis Holland of Shoreditch, linen-draper, for abusing the watch; and for Sarah Knight of Rosemary Lane, widow, for keeping a lewd house.
Sess. Roll 552/25–7.
Sess. Reg. 2/336.

28 February, 13 James I [A.D. 1615–16].
John Stonier of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, and Roland Dabes of the same, cutler, for William Floud [Flood] of St. Martin's-in-theFields, gentleman, to appear at the Sessions next after Elizabeth Pryor shall be delivered of a child of which the said Floud stands the reputed father.
Sess. Roll 552/29.
Sess. Reg. 2/337.

Alexander Walton of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, tailor, Benedict Willmot of Clerkenwell, butcher, and Edmond Wilsone of St. Bartholomew's, haberdasher, for Alice Garrett of Clerkenwell, spinster, to answer Helen Wedge for living incontinently with William [sic] Wedge her husband.
The said Alice and Richard Wedge detained in gaol for default of good sureties for the peace. Respited to the House of Correction and not to be delivered without sureties for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 552/31, 164.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.
G.D.R. 2/89.

William White of St. Clement Danes, linendraper [gentleman], to bring forth Thomas Jaye, gentleman, who is accused to have gotten a bastard child on the body of Joan Bradley in his own house, or to discharge the parish of the charge thereof and to appear at the next Sessions.
Sess. Roll 552/32.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

Roger Chubb of St. Clement Danes, butcher, to answer James Reynolds "for taking up of a tumbler of the Queens and concealing of him with an intent to deceive her thereof".
Sess. Roll. 552/33.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

William Clapham of St. Andrew's, Holborn, freemason, William Roberts of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, bricklayer, and Robert Twinn [Twynne] of St. Andrew's aforesaid, bricklayer, all for working at Divine Service time upon St. James' Day last.
Surety:—John Booreman of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, tailor.
Sess. Roll 552/35–7.
Sess. Reg. 2/334.

Edmund Taylor of Hornsey, tanner, and James Smart of the same for Thomas Shortred of the same, servant to the said Edmund, charged to have beaten Thomas Apperly about three quarters of a year since, who is lately dead by reason thereof, as it is informed.
Sess. Roll 552/40.
G.D.R. 2/90.

Thomas Warner of Fulham for Richard Morgan of Puddle Wharf, tailor, to appear.
Sess. Roll 552/41.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

Roger Smith and John Powell of St. James', Clerkenwell, glovers, for Hugh Powell of the same, labourer, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 552/42.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

John Jolly, John Syms, goldsmith, and Thomas Ensor, haberdasher, all of St. Sepulchre's, for Margaret, wife of Lawrence Fenry [Fendry] of the same, shoemaker; and of William Leverton of St. George's, Southwark, butcher, and Samuel Marche of Cow Cross, butcher, for Mary Houldinge [Holdinge] of the same, spinster, both to answer Joan Drake.
Isabel, wife of William Cabbidge of St. Sepulchre's, found no true bill for suffering a pewter plate to be sold, stolen from John Drake.
Sess. Roll 552/43, 44.
Sess. Reg. 2/332, 333.

John Taylor of Drury Lane, tailor, and Nicholas Weston of the Old Bailey in St. Sepulchre's parish, gentleman, for Grace Dyhouse of the same parish, spinster, to appear, suspected to live incontinently.
Sess. Roll 552/45.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Thomas Davy of Norton Folgate, weaver, for Whiskerd Davy of the same, hosier, charged to live incontinently with Martha Damport.
Sess. Roll 552/46.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Nicholas Elacott of Chancery Lane to give evidence against Elizabeth Foster alias Carter for stealing his goods.
The said Elizabeth delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/52, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

John Moore of St. Sepulchre's, porter, Thomas Cox of Cow Lane, victualler, William Baillie of St. John Street, victualler, and Peter Wattson of the same, innholder, for Ursula Bailie of the same, spinster, for assaulting Avis Young and for causing a tumult and disorder in the street.
Sess. Roll 552/54.
Sess. Reg. 2/334.

Alice Bromhill of St. Peter's Lane, spinster, Elizabeth Tailor [Taylor] of Clerkenwell, spinster, Elizabeth Parker of the same, Susan Fisher of Charterhouse Lane, spinster, and Margery Cecyll [Cecill] of the same, spinster, all presented by the Jury of Annoyances for selling drink without licence.
Sureties:—Scolecroft Ades of St. Martin's-le-Grand, plasterer, Edward Jones of the same, tailor, Thomas Tailor of Clerkenwell, Edward Morris of the same, gentleman, Richard Mabb of Cow Cross, dyer, Robert Gentiles of Oxford, gentleman, Henry Terryll of Charterhouse Lane, tailor, Richard Langford of Cow Cross, Nicholas Hand of Charterhouse Lane, tobacco-pipemaker, and Nicholas Allnutt of the same, glover.
Sess. Roll 552/53, 55–7, 59.
Sess. Reg. 2/333, 334.

Robert Stedman of Golding Lane, victualler, Richard Askewe, John Burley and John Osborne, cook, all of the same, all presented by the Jury of Annoyances for selling drink without licence, and the said Osborne also for keeping a common alehouse without licence.
Sureties:— John Bircham of Golding Lane, weaver, William Marrett of the same, glover, Roger Beswicke of Whitecross Street, John Collyer of Cow Cross, gilder, and John Terrey of Goswell Street, shoemaker.
The said Osborne respited to the next by the Court and then came and discharged.
Sess. Roll 552/85–7, 91.
Sess. Reg. 2/324, 331, 334.

Thomas Bullman of West Smithfield, grocer, Roger Graunt of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, tailor, and Thomas Hayton of Clerkenwell, surgeon, for John Bloweman of West Smithfield, accused to have hurt and wounded James Barfoote.
Sess. Roll 552/58.
Sess. Reg. 2/334.

Humphrey Belton of Charterhouse Lane, victualler, and Nicholas Allnutt of the same, glover, for Joan Willyams [Williams] of the same, spinster, for assaulting and beating Lucy Reade. She is also complained of by the officers and inhabitants "to be of a rayling, scoulding, troublesome nature".
Sess. Roll 552/60.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

Morgan Hynche of Newington, co. Surrey, gardener, Henry Evans, silkweaver, and Thomas Willyamson, milliner, both of the same, for Elizabeth Browne alias Jones of the same, spinster, for cozening Mary Browne of 22s. "by way of fortune-telling".
Sess. Roll 552/61.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

31 May, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
John Walker of Shoreditch, innkeeper, and William Trowting of the same, tailor, for Edward Trappes of the same, being accused that, together with certain other persons, he did win £9 5s. of Edward Rudding as is supposed with false dice.
Respited to the next by the Court. Is in the gaol of Newgate.
Anthony Trappes of Southall charged likewise.
Sess. Roll 552/62.
Sess. Reg. 2/324, 331, 339.
P.R.B. 1/74d.

John Batcheler and John Androwes of East Smithfield, cooks, for James Man of Shadwell, mariner, to answer Margaret Wigges [Weedes] for striking her, being great with child.
The same Margaret seeks the peace against the same James, therefore handed over further to William More of the same and Gilbert Darlinge of Ratcliffe, gardener, for the peace.
Sess. Roll 552/69.
Sess. Reg. 2/332, 339.

Thomas Brand and Walter Vaughan of Whitechapel, butchers, for John Fowler of the same, butcher, to appear and abide the order of the Court concerning a wrong done by him to Elizabeth Evans of the same, widow, for which he promised recompense before Sir Robert Johnson knight, and William Browne, now constable of Whitechapel.
Sess. Roll 552/70.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Miles Herendyne [Harrenden, Harringden] of Grub Street, St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, goldsmith, for Agmondisham Peckas of Islington, goldsmith, charged to have unduly got out of the possession of William Bowes, esquire, a jewel of great value by a false token.
Handed over further to Thomas Blakelen [Blackelidge] of Gutter Lane, goldsmith.
Sess. Roll 552/71.
Sess. Reg. 2/333, 349.

Thomas Woodhouse of Ratcliffe and Christopher Metcalfe of Norton Folgate, butcher, for Benedicta Stevenson of the same, spinster, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 552/72.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Thomas Chandler of Kensington, gardener, for John Ussell of the same for victualling with licence.
Came and was committed there to remain until etc.
Sess. Roll 552/74.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Josias White of St. Gregory's, scrivener, for Dorothy Dudley, spinster, to give evidence against Edward Kibble [Kibbell] for felony.
The said Edward delivered by proclamation, no true bill.
Sess. Roll 552/76, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Philip Gouldinge of Field Lane, tailor, for Ann Ryley of the same, spinster, to give evidence against Humphrey Griffin for felony.
The said Humphrey indicted in London.
Sess. Roll 552/77, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Reginald Totterdell alias Fox of St. Bride's to give evidence against Henry Smoote for suspicion of felony, certain —
The said Henry delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/78, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Richard Turner of Cow Cross, butcher, to give evidence against William Compson for felony.
The said William respited to the House of Correction, delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/80, 164.
G.D.R. 2/84d, 88d.

Wiliam Greene of Golding Lane, blacksmith, and Thomas Collyns of the same, tailor, for Nowell Fowkes [Fookes] of St. Katherine's, blacksmith, accused to be "an ydle druncken debauched fellow that will abuse any bodie"; he is also accused to have beaten Richard Brock.
Sess. Roll. 552/89.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

Francis Broade of St. Peter's, Cheapside, grocer, and William Cooke of Wood Street, glazier, for Henry Cavaleere [Caverlere] for running away from his master Stephen Mounteage.
Came and was discharged, and he is contented to put himself apprentice to Francis Broad of Milk Street for seven years; if it be with the consent and order of the Chamberlain of London, then Mr. Broade is to give the said Mounteage £5.
Sess. Roll 552/90.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.

21 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
William Baylye and John Rowland of Goswell Street, weavers, for Christopher Griffin of the same, collier, to answer Richard Shattboult [Chatbolte].
Respited to the next by the Court and then came and discharged.
Sess. Roll 552/92.
Sess. Reg. 2/324, 331.

John Burges of St. Clement Danes, shoemaker, and James Parker of the same, tailor, for William Loder of Drury Lane, accused to have kept a tippling-house without licence.
Sess. Roll 552/100.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.

John Procter of Edmonton, husbandman, and Robert Jorden of the same, chandler, for John Nicholson, tanner, and Thomas Bell, labourer, both of the same, for beating and dangerously hurting Henry Brande of the same; and of Lucas Chambers and William Ball of the same for the said Henry to keep the peace towards Priscilla, wife of the said John Nicholson.
The said Henry seeks the peace against the said John Nicholson and is handed over further in bail to John Robinson of the same and John Braford of Westminster.
The said Nicholson handed over further in bail to Humphrey Littlepage of Edmonton, tanner, and the said John Procter. Both came and discharged.
Sess. Roll 552/102, 103, 105.
Sess. Reg. 2/337, 340.

John Bastard of Hammersmith, blacksmith, to give evidence against William Edwardes for felony.
The said William delivered by proclamation, no true bill.
Sess. Roll 552/107, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Robert Johnson of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, chandler, for Mercy Kent of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, spinster, for leaving a bastard child born of her body in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster.
Sess. Roll 552/108.
Sess. Reg. 2/337.

Thomas Snowe of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, for Richard Archer of Clerkenwell, victualler, for keeping disorder upon the Sabbath days at his ducking pond.
Sess. Roll 552/110.
Sess. Reg. 2/336.

John Eedes of Ratcliffe, shoemaker, and Katherine his wife for divers misdemeanours.
They are to attend Mr. Saunderson to end all controversies.
Sureties:—Henry Hewes and Francis Porter, mariners, and Henry Bush, victualler, all of the same, and Michael Crooke of St. Mary's, London, merchant.
Sess. Roll 552/113, 114.
Sess. Reg. 2/318, 338.

Thomas Wetherley [Witherley] of Wapping, carpenter, and William Barnard of East Smithfield, tailor, for Lawrence Kesper [Gasper] of Wapping, victualler, for keeping a lewd house and for victualling and drawing wine without licence; and of the said Thomas and John Owlde of Ratcliffe, baker, for Edward Dawney of Shadwell, chandler, for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 552/115, 117.
Sess. Reg. 2/319, 336, 338.

Robert Tomes of St. Botolph's, Aldgate, tailor, to give evidence against Margaret, wife of Richard Band of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, suspected to have stolen two "taffety aperne" and a white waistcoat out of a trunk standing in the house of the said Robert; and of Edward Robinsone of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and William Harris of the same, cordwainer, for the said Margaret to appear.
The said Margaret in prison. Came and discharged.
Sess. Roll 552/118, 120.
G.D.R. 2/90.

Paul Decooke and Nicholas Wath of Crutched Friars, "silkthrusters," to give evidence against Elizabeth Gidwine charged to have stolen 30lb. of raw silk out of the house of the said Paul.
The said Elizabeth delivered by proclamation, no true bill.
Sess. Roll 552/119, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

Roland Raster of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, for John Egles [Eggles] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, to answer Patrick Gould [Gold], constable of the same; and of Joshua Neale of the same, vintner, for abusing the said Patrick in the execution of his Majesty's service; and of the said Joshua for John Cleton of the same, vintner, for counselling a prisoner that had broken the peace and was drunk, to run away from the constable.
Sess. Roll 552/122–4.
Sess. Reg. 2/336, 337, 338.

Richard Baker, James Sheere and Abraham Arityn [Britten] of Whitecross Street, butchers, for making a tumult at Islington [Newington] on Sunday the 28th of July, whereof, great disorders did arise.
Sess. Roll 552/125.
Sess. Reg. 2/335, 336.

Simon Colebeck and Michael Wiggins of Stoke Newington for raising a tumult in the street at the same and disturbing the king's peace upon the Sabbath day.
Sureties:—Thomas Reade and Richard Parker of the same.
Sess. Roll 552/127, 128.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

Giles Rudd and John Dennye of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, cutlers, for Gregory [George] Carre of the same, tailor, to answer Stephen Hipwell of Chancery Lane, carpenter, and Jane his wife, and to endeavour to find out William Jaques his apprentice.
Sess. Roll 552/126.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

John Tailor and Thomas Aires of Kingsland for George Harries [Harris] of the same to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 552/129.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

Phyllis Palmer of Seacole Lane, widow, to give evidence against William Wilkinson, suspected of the killing of John. Palmer her husband; and of John Porter of Whitechapel, carpenter, and Augustine Gervase of the same, husbandman, to deliver their true declaration and testimony concerning the said killing.
The said William delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/130, 131, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d.

25 July, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
At the General Gaol Delivery held at Aylesbury, co. Buckingham, before Sir James Altham, knight, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, and Sir John Doderidge, knight, one of the Justices of the King's Bench, Robert Shawe of Islington came and was bound to appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be held for the county of Middlesex at Newgate, for his indictment to be prosecuted with effect for burglary towards Sybil Martyn and Robert Hall.
Subscribed by Willys, Clerk of the Assizes.
Sess. Roll 552/6.

Recognizances to keep the peace of:—

John Faucer of Enfield and William Shawe of the same, husbandman, for Thomas Deering of the same towards Susan, wife of Stephen Peareman of the same.
Sess. Roll 552/8.
Sess. Reg. 2/337.

William Prestley of St. Mary-le-Strand, saddler, and Henry Prestley of St. Clement Danes, cordwainer, for Mercy Snoden of St. Mary-leStrand, widow, towards Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Weekes of the Savoy, cutler.
Sess. Roll 552/30.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

James Symons of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Paul Bittermey of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for William Benfield [Bonfeild] of St. Giles' aforesaid, gentleman, towards Samuel Hunter, cordwainer.
Sess. Roll 552/34.
Sess. Reg. 2/335.

Richard Vanner of St. Leonard's, Bromley, sawyer, and George Bedford of Ratcliffe, sawyer, for Thomas Streames and Richard Streames of Blackwall, sawyers, towards William Sayers [Sawyers] of the same, sawyer; and of Lawrence Wynall, waterman, and John Pinfold, sawyer, both of the same, for the said Sayers towards the said Thomas Streames.
Sess. Roll 552/48, 50.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Humphrey Browne of East Smithfield, porter, and Dennis Martin of the same, cordwainer, for Joan, wife of Thomas Ginkinges [Jenkins] of the same, labourer, towards Joan Killbert.
Sess. Roll 552/49.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

John Darby of Rosemary Lane, blacksmith, and Bartholomew Peerson of the same, glazier, for Mary Ling [King] of the same, widow, towards Katherine Sturdie.
Sess. Roll 552/51.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Robert White of All Hallows-the-Less, feltmaker, and John Hudson of St. Katherine's, feltmaker, for Joan, wife of John Cawkinges [Cawkens of Wapping in the parish of Whitechapel, shipwright, towards William Mott and Joan Hardhus of the same.
Came and brought a writ of supersedeas, which was allowed in court, issued on 19 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616], witnessed by E. Coke at Westminster.
Sess. Roll 552/66, 67.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Thomas Lane of Ratcliffe, chandler, and James Ivitt of the same, mariner, for Hercules Sommers of Ratcliffe, waterman, towards Alice, wife of Edward Cobbs.
Sess. Roll 552/68.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Edward Weaver of Norton Folgate and John Brown of Clerkenwell for Nicholas Rumry [Rumery] of Pie Corner, cook, and Bridget his wife, towards Alice Hardwyck.
Came and brought a writ of supersedeas, which was allowed in court, issued on 19 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616], witnessed by E. Coke at Westminster.
Sess. Roll 552/81, 82.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

Fulk Marron of Stepney, gentleman, and William Adams of White Horse Street, chandler, for Walter Bridgewood of the same, tailor, towards Alice, wife of Thomas Parkins, who swore the peace against him.
Sess. Roll 552/94.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.

Richard Burde of Enfield for Joan his wife towards Margaret, wife of Richard Mosse of the same.
Sess. Roll 552/104.
Sess. Reg. 2/337.

Geoffrey Hamlett [Hamblett] of Limehouse, gentleman, and Hannah his wife towards John Linckes [Lynckes] of the same, mariner, and Blanche his wife; and of the said John and Blanche, and Amy, wife of Charles Comberland of East Smithfield, barber-surgeon, all towards the said Geoffrey and Hannah.
Sureties:—Sebastian Parkins of London, cooper, Thomas Wolfall of the Precincts of St. Katherine's-next-the-Tower of London, Richard Phillippes of Limehouse, Richard Stukins of the same, chandler, Richard Pishey of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 552/132–4.
Sess. Reg. 2/334, 335.

Indictments of:—

4 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Roger Rastone of Stratford Bow [of St. Botolph's, Aldgate], musician, for assaulting and beating Constance, wife of Charles Taylor, at the same, so that within a week she was untimely delivered of a child.
At large.
Prosecutors:—Christiana Rogers, Prudence Palmer, Katherine Parrett, Constance Dudley, Mary Jurden.
Sess. Roll 552/135.
Sess. Reg. 2/338.
P.R.B. 1/75.

26 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Anthony Whalley [Whaley] and William Whaley of Whitechapel for assaulting and beating Mary, wife of Leonard Coe, at the same, so that within two weeks she was untimely delivered of a child.
Acknowleged the indictment at the Sessions held on 6 September, 14 James I [A.D. 1616], and fined 2s. 6d.
Prosecutors:—William Mathews, Elizabeth Hamon, Judith Wills, Simon Siere, Audrey Siere.
Sess. Roll 552/136.
Sess. Reg. 2/346.
P.R.B. 1/75.

29 May, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Richard Davyes of Clerkenwell for an assault and battery on John Beane, at the same.
Acknowledged and fined 2s. 6d.
Sess. Roll 552/137.
P.R.B. 1/75.

Thomas Watson of St. Clement Danes, butcher, for an assault and battery on Katherine Milner, at the same.
Sureties:—John Tindall of St. John Street, barber, and Richard Turner of Cow Cross, butcher.
Sess. Roll 552/138.
Sess. Roll. 553/8.
Sess. Reg. 2/338, 342.
P.R.B. 1/75.

22 July, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Edward Newton of Chancery Lane in St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, for assaulting Edward Winne [Wyn] at the same, and striking him on the left side of the head with a dagger, giving him a wound one inch long and two inches deep, from which he suffered until the last day of the same month and is still suffering; and of the said Edward Wyn for assaulting the said Edward Newton at the same, and drawing blood from his head.
The said Newton pleaded not guilty, therefore handed over further to prosecute the traverse of his indictment with effect. Came and acknowledged the indictment and fined 3s. 4d.
Prosecutors:—John Borowes, Edward Heale, Edward Dixon, John Stanboroughe and Robert Evans.
Sureties:—John Newton of Mincing Lane in St. Dunstan's-in-theEast, mercer, Nathaniel Owen of St. Benet's, Gracechurch Street, esquire, and Richard Davys of the Old Bailey, tailor.
Sess. Roll 552/39, 139.
Sess. Roll 553/135.
Sess. Reg. 2/338, 340.
P.R.B. 1/75d.
G.D.R. 2/90.

Solomon Evans of Chancery Lane, sempster, for assaulting and beating Robert Swallow, constable of Cow Cross, in the execution of his office at the same; and for a breach of the peace committed on Margery Gardner of St. Sepulchre's, spinster.
Acknowledged and fined 2s. 6d. The said Margery bound over to appear, for good behaviour.
Prosecutor:—John Baker.
Sureties:—Geoffrey Ems of St. Sepulchre's, gardener, Thomas Wag of the same, tailor, William Collyn of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, pewterer, Par Betty [sic] of the same, stationer, and Edward Roberts of Chancery Lane, tailor.
Sess. Roll 552/47, 73, 140.
Sess. Reg. 2/332.

John Dam [Damme] of High Holborn [St. Andrew's, Holborn], cutler, for assaulting and beating John Palfrey of the same, cordwainer, at the same.
Acknowledged and fined by the court £5, and brought a writ of supersedeas, which was allowed in court, issued on 19 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616], witnessed by E. Coke at Westminster.
John Robertes of the same, tailor, bound over for assaulting and hurting the said Palfrey, and the said Palfrey bound over for assaulting and hurting the said Dam.
The said Robertes brought a writ of certiorari which was allowed in court.
Sureties:—Thomas Damm [Dam] of Holborn, tailor [cutler], Thomas Holcroft of Battersea, co. Surrey, gentleman, and George Myller of St. Mary-le-Strand.
William Champney, servant to the said Thomas Dam, bound over to keep the peace towards the said Palfrey. He is a recusant and it is thought will not take the Oath of Allegiance; he has taken it in court and is therefore discharged because he promises the Court to go to church tomorrow.
Sess. Roll 552/83, 84, 88, 141.
Sess. Reg. 2/331, 333, 334, 339.

William Moate [Mote] of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, joiner, and Ann his wife for assaulting and beating Hugh Flood [Lloode], at the same.
The said William acknowledged and fined 12d.; and Sir Lewis Lewknor and Sir William Slingisby are intreated to end the controversy between them.
Sureties:—Richard Seaward of Westminster, gentleman, and Jasper Bareford of St. Martin's aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 552/101, 142.
Sess. Roll 553/104.
Sess. Reg. 2/338, 344.

George Wynn of Gray's Inn Lane for an assault and battery on Edward Catesby, gentleman, at the same.
Acknowledged and fined by the Court 3s. 4d.
Prosecutors:—Susan Wallys, Alice Leving.
Sess. Roll. 552/143.
Sess. Reg. 2/334.

25 April, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
George White alias Baker and William Peirce of High Holborn for stealing a woman's gown laced with bugle lace worth 60s., a ruff-band worth 10s. and a pair of sheets worth 10s., belonging to George Eaton, at the same.
Both at large. The said Peirce respited without bail.
Sess. Roll. 552/144.
P.R.B. 1/75.
G.D.R. 2/85.

14 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Margaret Tompson of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields [Westminster], spinster, for breaking into the house of Jane Turner of the same, widow, at the same, about three p.m., and stealing two neck-cloths worth 3s., a ruff-band worth 13s., a fustian waistcoat worth 3s. and a hat-band worth 4s., belonging to the said Jane.
At large. Outlawed.
Prosecutor:—Dorothy Sweet.
Sureties:—John Lee of St. Martin-le-Vintry, plasterer, and Charles Tirrell of St. Andrew's, Holborn, scrivener.
Sess. Roll 552/10, 99, 145.
P.R.B. 1/75.
G.D.R. 2/89.

1 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Thomas Gunn of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, labourer, for being an incorrigible rogue and vagabond, wandering about begging to the danger of the inferior sort of the people, at the same.
Has judgment to be branded on the left shoulder with the letter R. Judged out of view of the court and without trial. Proved by two witnesses, Theodore Hanley and Roger Foster.
Sess. Roll 552/147, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89d.

Samuel Hullinges [Hillinges] of Cow Cross for breaking into the house of Thomas Brasier at the same, about five a.m., and stealing a cloak "color de roy" worth 25s., belonging to Peter Lacock [Lakock] of St. Sepulchre's, being in the said house.
Not guilty of house-breaking, but guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded. Delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 552/97, 148, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d, 89d.

9 May, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
William Tompson [Thompson] of Hackney for assaulting Lawrence Bateman in the highway at the same, and robbing him of a hat worth 12d., a doublet worth 10s., a pair of breeches worth 10s., a pair of stockings worth 3s., a shirt worth 2s. and a pair of shoes worth 12d.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutors:—Thomas Reade, Edmund Spooner, Timothy Ditch.
Sess. Roll 552/149, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89d.

William Udall and Bennet Knight of High Holborn for breaking into the house of John Cole, gentleman, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing a woman's gown of kersey of "willowe colour layed with silke and silver lace" worth 60s., a woman's gown of kersey of tawney colour "layed with golde and silke lace" worth £6 6s. 8d., a woman's "duretta gowne layed with blacke silke lace" worth £9, a woman's black gown with satin sleeves worth 45s., a black satin doublet worth 40s., "a pinckt kirtle with a copwebb lawne mantle" worth £6, 6s. 8d., a crimson petticoat edged with silver fringe worth £9, a white and green" branched velvett kirtle" worth 100s., "a tawney grogram kirtle layed with golde lace" worth 60s., "a blacke duretta kirtle" worth 60s., "a tammell gowne" worth 30s., a man's gown "faced with furr and layed about with velvett" worth £10 and a child's coat of tawney kersey layed with silk lace worth 5s., belonging to the said John Cole; and of Joan Carrowe [Caroe] alias Culcoll [Calcott] alias Price alias Katherine Parker of Norton Folgate, widow, for receiving and helping them after the said felony.
The said William at large. Outlawed. Afterwards found guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
The said Bennet and Joan guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutors:—John Perrye of St. Mary Abchurch, merchanttailor, Thomasine Robinson, Thomas —, Richard White, Emmet Vaughan.
Timothy Castleton of St. Clement Danes, esquire, bound over to appear for taking to pawn stolen goods of the said Joan Carrowe.
Joan, wife of Thomas Garrett and servant to the said Joan Carrowe, convicted at this Sessions and handed in bail to Triamon Innyan of Whitechapel, scrivener, and Laurence Cockerell of the same, gunsmith.
Sess. Roll 552/22, 75, 111, 116, 150, 164.
Sess. Reg. 2/336.
P.R.B. 1/75.
G.D.R. 2/88d, 89d, 92d.

Grace Cooper [Cowper] of East Smithfield, spinster, for assaulting and wounding William Clarke, at the same.
Guilty, fined 3s. 4d., and respited for sureties for good behaviour. Respited for better enquiry and delivered by proclamation.
Prosecutors:—Mary Manninge, Susan Clarke.
Sess. Roll 552/151, 164.
Sess Roll 553/176.
G.D.R. 2/89d, 91.

John Caswell [Casewell] of Drury Lane for an assault and battery on David Dunn [Dune], at the same.
Acknowledged, fined 5s., and respited for sureties for good behaviour. In prison.
Prosecutor:—Robert Manninge.
John Langford of Brampton Bryan, co. Hereford, and Thomas Langford of St. Clement Danes bound over in bail to John Langford of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, grocer, and James Farlam of St. Clement Danes, victualler, for wounding the said David.
Sess. Roll 552/28, 121, 152, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89d, 90, 93.

Alice Hinde of Clerkenwell, widow, for cutting the throat of Elizabeth Hinde, an infant aged half a year, with a knife worth ½d., so that the said Elizabeth received a mortal wound of which she instantly died; so that the jurors say on their oath that the said Alice killed and murdered the said Elizabeth of malice aforethought.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
A confession.
Sess. Roll 552/153, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89d.

20 June, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
William Grimes of St. Thomas-the-Apostle for stealing a cloak worth 10d. belonging to Lightfoot Godbolt [Godbould], public servant to Sir Richard Wesun, knight, of the county of Essex, at Stepney.
Petty larceny. At large. Outlawed.
Sureties:—John Wilson of "Sythlayne", (fn. 1) London, tailor, and Cuthbert Jopling of Holborn, shoemaker.
Sess. Roll 552/3, 93, 154.
P.R.B. 1/75.
G.D.R. 2/89d, 90.

30 March, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Francis Chafie, Oswald Medcalfe [Metcalfe] and Cuthbert Lockwood of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for stealing 4 oz. of gold and silver fringe worth £10, and four damask curtains colour blue, laid with silver and gold lace and edged with silver and gold fringe, worth £5, belonging to the most excellent Prince Charles, at the same; and for stealing 4 oz. of gold and silver fringe worth £10, and two leather cushions lined with crimson velvet worth 40s., belonging to Sir Thomas Howard, knight, at the same, all the said goods being stolen out of the coaches of the said Prince Charles and Sir Thomas Howard "in the mewes".
All guilty, no goods, seek the book, read, to be branded.
James Collis and Michael Polington detained in gaol for the like and delivered by proclamation.
Prosecutors:—Gabriel Isemont and John Luce of St. Martin's-inthe-Fields, and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Johnson of Clerkenwell.
The said Elizabeth charged with buying golden fringe stolen from the Prince's coach.
It is informed that Thomas Appleby, servant to Sir Thomas Howard's coachman in the mews, and George [blank]" that keepes Mr. Gilbyes horses", did procure Lockwood to do the robbery at the mews, and Appleby received of Lockwood for robbing Sir Thomas Howard's coach and this last robbery 40s., and George 40s. more, and were the parties that procured Lockwood to do the robberies. The copy of this examination was delivered to Mr. Cotterell by "my Lord Villers his appointment".
Sess. Roll 552/14, 106, 155, 156, 164.
G.D.R. 2/88d, 89, 90, 93d.

John Whetstone alias Larkstone of Tottenham for making a composition with William Morgan, and receiving from him 3s. under pretence that the said William had offended against the Statute for preventing the inordinate frequenting of and tippling in inns, alehouses and other victualling-places.
John Mathewes of Westminster, porter, bound over to bring forth his confederates who joined with him to deceive his Majesty's subjects under colour of being informers of penal laws.
The said John Whetstone guilty, fined £10, and has further judgment to be placed in the stocks at Tottenham, and then respited for sureties for good behaviour.
The said John Mathewes accuses Whetstone to be the man which caused him to cozen his Majesty's subjects as an informer upon penal statutes; has judgment to be set in the stocks at Tottenham High Cross for six hours with a paper on his head showing his offence.
Sureties:—William Lellington of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, and Richard Walker of St. Sepulchre's, tailor.
Sess. Roll 552/38, 98, 157, 164.
Sess. Reg. 2/333.
G.D.R. 2/85, 89.

Nicholas Marchant of St Katherine's for stealing a bay gelding worth £4 belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutor:—Roger Somerland of "le Minorites", grocer, and he is to bring forth Thomas Prowe his servant to give evidence also.
Sess. Roll 552/65, 158, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89.

Thomas Audley alias Adley of Islington for stealing a silver beaker worth £3 belonging to George Cure, esquire, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:—Thomas Cure, esquire, Helen Brewerton, Alice Middleton, Mary Ashley.
Sess. Roll 552/159, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89.

Henry Betts of Islington for stealing five young pigs each worth 2s. 6d. belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped. Respited to the House of Correction.
Prosecutor:—Martin Huggin.
Sess. Roll 552/160, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89.

Daniel Kersey and John Gittings [Gittens] of Grub Street for stealing twenty-six yards of broadcloth worth £5, belonging to Oliver Woollington [Wellington] of St. Martin Orgar [Thames Street], dyer, at Grub Street aforesaid.
Both guilty, no goods, to be hanged; because there appears on evidence to have been a burglary in London, therefore to be hanged.
The said Oliver also to give evidence against Robert Hampton of Rosemary Lane, waterman, and Sybil his wife, upon suspicion of felony for certain cloth.
Sess. Roll 552/64, 79, 161, 164.
G.D.R. 2/89.

16 July, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
July writ for the Sessions.
Sess. Roll 552/163.

Gaol Delivery Roll

Detained in the gaol of Newgate:—
Jane Kilbie and Joan Chere for felony acknowledged. Indicted in London.
Thomas Johnson for suspicion of felony, certain sheep of [blank]. Respited to the House of Correction.
Margaret Golding alias Fannett for suspicion of burglary. Together with Helen Thompson respited at the instance of Lord Hunsden.
Gregory Bland and John Laurence for suspicion of burglary. Respited for trial in the county where they were born.
Henry Smith, John Storie, Thomas Smith and Richard Hide for suspicion of felony, four carcases of dead sheep of [blank]. Respited to the House of Correction.
Benloyes Coe for wounding—. Indicted in London and detained by order of Sir John Jolles, knight, Mayor of the City of London.
Francis Lathroppe and John Chafer indicted in London. The said Francis respited to the House of Correction.
William Matson and John Mathewes respited without bail by the Justices for the Gaol Delivery of the county of Cambridge for treason.

Respited for better enquiry:—
Edward Bryan, convicted before.
Elizabeth Rolphe, no true bill, respited to the House of Correction.
John Maning and Nicholas James, respited without bail, and to the House of Correction.
John Glascock, respited without bail, and to the House of Correction; respited to the order of Sir Ferninand Heyburne, knight.

Respited after judgment:—
John Slyfeilde.
Sarah Harris.
Thomas Bull.
Elizabeth [Young]
Thomas Jeninges.
Sess. Roll 552/164.
Sess. Roll 553/176.
G.D.R. 2/80, 80d, 85, 88d, 89.


p.331. Came and discharged:—

Robert Alderman of Wapping, ship-carpenter, to keep the peace towards Alexander Mauring.

p.333. Respited to the next:—

Anthony Furnace of Holborn, cook, for keeping a victualling-house by deputation, keeping another himself in Holborn.

p.334. Francis Bradshawe of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, brought to the Court for abusing John Blanksby and John Cawcatt, constables of the Duchy, when they came with a warrant to apprehend one Captain Stokes for suspicion of murder, by virtue of Mr. Michell's warrant, "and when they commanded him in the Kinges Matles name to goe with them he would not but in scoffing manner willed them in the Kinges name to goe with him." Committed for default of sureties and afterwards handed in bail until the next Sessions to Oliver Smith of St. Clement Danes, tailor, and Ralph Garrett of Holborn, gentleman, to be of good behaviour, and to do his best endeavour to apprehend the said Captain Stokes, who escaped by means of the said Francis "out of the Barmoodoes in Milforde Lane" (and p. 339).

p.335. Came and discharged:—

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Harris of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, for the peace.

p.336. Thomas Beadle of Whitechapel, gardener, and Angela his wife for the like.

Magdalen, wife of Randall Brenton of Ratcliffe.

William Swande of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, vintner, for hurting Allen Wills on the head.

Edward Conway of the same for the like.

p.337. Philip Brewarton of Clerkenwell, vintner, for suffering disordered people to drink in his house at twelve of the clock in the night, who at their coming forth "brake the Lady Cookes windowe and will make knowne who they are."

Roger Sharpe of Knightsbridge, innkeeper, for wounding John Boy, one of the Queen's footmen.


John Mynsterley and Edward Baseley of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, bricklayers, for working upon new foundations in the same, being forbidden by his Majesty's Commissioners.

Edward Wood of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, bound over in £100 to the next Sessions after the feast of St. Michael, in bail to Walter Clapton of the Old Jewry, grocer, to answer for hurting and wounding John Jervas (and G.D.R. 2/90).


f.90. Came and discharged:—

Thomas Austen of St. Sepulchre's, pewterer, and Robert Austen.
Helen Dale of Gray's Inn Lane, widow.


Amos Wrighte of St. Andrew's, vintner, and Thomas Amante of the same, ostler.

Dorothy, wife of Thomas Niccolls of Stratford Langthorne, co. Essex [of St. Giles'], cooper, handed in bail to Richard Adcocke of Bucklersbury, cooper, Abraham Underwood of the same, cordwainer, and Thomas Gammon of St. Botolph's, Aldgate, plumer, to appear, charged to be a common barratrix. Came and brought a writ of certiorari (and f.93 and P.R.B. 1/74).


  • 1. =Size Lane, derived from St. Osyth Lane.