Sessions, 1617: 2 and 3 April

Pages 110-119

County of Middlesex. Calendar To the Sessions Records: New Series, Volume 4, 1616-18. Originally published by Clerk of the Peace, London, 1941.

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Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery, on 2 and 3 April,15 James I [A.D. 1617].


p.390. Respited to the next:—

William Chapman of Chancery Lane, draper, for refusing to watch and ward, "he answered the constable his horses should watch" (and p.400).

Discharged by the Court because he performed the order as is testified:—

Michael Clarke of Clerkenwell, "windmiller", to lay out the way by him lately enclosed at the windmill, and to amend the stile there by setting it where it was, and to amend the way there.

p.391. Came and discharged:—

William Taylor of High Holborn, cook, discharged on the motion of Mr. Garrard by Letters Patent of the Lord the King concerning the Company of the Cooks in London, shown to the Court.


John Barton of Cow Cross, butcher, to give evidence against Jane Norton of Shoreditch, spinster, and Jane, wife of Thomas Fowler of Cow Cross, gentleman, for suspicion of felony (and G.D.R. 2/112).

John Lewes, servant to Sir John Villers, knight, for dangerously wounding Jonas Parnell of Enfield.

William Lawson of Ratcliffe, surgeon, for giving poison to a woman who died within a short time after.

Francis Turner of Rosemary Lane, glover, for the peace towards Katherine Kesham.

Came and discharged:—

John Ward of Wapping, joiner, for the peace towards Moses Heminges of the same, blacksmith; and the said Moses for the peace towards the said John.

William Knowles of "Spittle feildes" in Stepney, clothworker, for abusing John Mole, constable there.

William Ball of the same, porter, for the like.

John Nutting of Wapping, blacksmith, for good behaviour.

John Evans of Cow Cross and Joan his wife, for abusing William [sic] Booth, headborough, in the execution of his office.

John Roberts of Field Lane, vintner, for beating Richard Parratt. p.392. William Tompkins, apprentice to Edward Hopwood of "Newgate Margett", London, linendraper, to appear; and the said Edward to give evidence; Thomas Temple of Golding Lane, tailor, charged to combine with the said Tompkins to rob his said master (and p.395).

Edward Parsons of St. Katherine's for good behaviour.

John Greene of Whitecross Street, carpenter, charged to be the father of a bastard child born of the body of Katherine Wheatley.

Thomas Seton of Finsbury, bricklayer, for abusing the Masters and Wardens of the "Company of plommers" in the execution of Mr. Recorder's warrant.

William Greene of East Smithfield, monier, accused to have stolen goods from William Baseley (and G.D.R. 2/113d).


Alice Lovett of Gray's Inn Lane, spinster, for a battery.

Came and was handed over further:—

Richard Louch [Lowche] of St. Clement Danes, cook, for making an enclosure with a mud wall, bound in £100 to appear at the next Sessions, and meanwhile to pull down the mud wall and to level the ditch by him lately made in Lincoln's Inn Fields. It is ordered, with the consent of the said Richard, that the 40s. which is paid to the hands of the Clerk of the Peace shall be delivered unto Mr. Carpenter in discharge of the assumption by him undertaken for the said Richard; came and discharged (and p.400).

Came and discharged:—

Thomas Nicholson of St. Andrew's, Holborn, cordwainer, for an unlawful departing from the service of David Mallard, cordwainer.

William Symondes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.

p.393. Discharged by proclamation:—

Benedict Lambe of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for tippling without licence.

Came and discharged:—

John Sargeant of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, gentleman, for beating Elizabeth, wife of Charles Rowe.

Thomas Jordan of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, saddler, for tippling without licence. It is ordered that he shall not victual any more without licence.

Thomas Peacocke of the same, yeoman, for the like, was committed to [William] Fawkner the bailiff for uttering beer without licence at 13s. the barrel.

William Carter of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler, for abusing John Garratt and William Holmes, Overseers of the poor, in the execution of their office; and for assaulting and beating Edward Jones (and p.394).

Peter Lewes of the same, cordwainer, for the like.

Richard Baylie of the same for begetting Ann Ward with child. The said Ann respited without bail (and G.D.R. 2/110d).

Evan Pue of the City of Westminster for an assault on Hugh Waite of the same, butcher, and his wife; and the said Hugh for good behaviour.

Thomas Chamberlaine of St. Michael's, Queenhithe, waterman, for the peace.

Thomas Owldnall of Westminster, goldsmith, for conspiring with William Aldersey to steal plate from the Lord Treasurer.

Discharged by warrant of Mr. Forsett:—

John Tedder of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, bricklayer, for offending against the public good and his Majesty's proclamation against buildings.

John Yates of the same, carpenter, for the like.

James Weldon of Westminster, bricklayer, for the like.

p.394. Richard Crawley of St. James', Clerkenwell, carpenter, for the like.

Roger Johnson of Westminster, bricklayer, for the like.

Brian Hamond of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, victualler, for tippling without licence.

William Powell of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, chandler, for the like.

James Battye of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for cozening a goldsmith in the Strand with a copper chain.

George Wickliffe of Westminster to appear at the next Sessions after Elizabeth Hissam shall be delivered of the child she now goes withal, whereof he is the reputed father.

Edward Peyrse of Westminster for cozening John Segar, a victualler in the Strand.

Richard Gillery of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for the like.

William Nevill of Clerkenwell for striking and hurting the wife of Henry Porter.

Edward Frauncis of Tottenham, gentleman, for good behaviour.

Came and discharged:—

Thomas Dowre of Westminster, a reputed father to a bastard child.

Robert Doothby of Gray's Inn, gentleman, for good behaviour.

p.395. William Garnett of Wilton, co. York, carrier, for good behaviour.

Ann, wife of Harman Hollybush of East Smithfield, clothworker, for good behaviour.

Matthew Williams of Rosemary Lane, sawyer, for the peace.

John Maser of St. Botolph's, Aldgate, sawyer, for the peace.

Thomas Laighton of the Inner Temple, gentleman, for abusing John Mason, headborough of Field Lane.

Edward Goodyer of the Middle Temple, gentleman, for the peace towards William Gualter.

Edward Flood [Fludd] of St. Bartholomew's-the-Less, gentleman, for the peace (and G.D.R. 2/114).

Edward Caldecott of Cow Cross, gentleman, being taken by the Watch in Field Lane at one of the clock in the night.

Ann Rawlins of Field Lane, widow, for good behaviour.

John Hopper of the same, gentleman, for the like.

Elizabeth Thodey of the same, spinster, taken by Mr. Etheridge the high constable in a suspected bawdy-house in Field Lane.

Sarah Hellis of Whitecross Street, spinster, for the peace.

Richard Greenway of Southampton, gentleman, being taken in St. John Street about twelve of the clock in the night by the Watch.

Thomas Ward the younger of Ivy Lane to answer William Day, constable of Turnmill Street. Respited by the Court at the next General Sessions held on 14 July (and p.427).

p.396. Thomas Bateman of Stepney, chandler, for wounding John Emerson in the head.

Helen, wife of Walter Dune, for good behaviour.

Millicent Hainnes of Whitechapel, spinster, for the like.

John Marcoll of Stansted Mountfitchet, co. Essex, for selling flesh in Lent.

John Stocke of "Darling" [? Terling], co. Essex, for the like.

John Dickes of Whitecross Street, victualler, for tippling without licence.

Anthony Symes of St. Sepulchre's, gentleman, for striking the high constable.

Came and discharged:—

Richard Griswall of Ratcliffe, victualler, for the peace towards Thomas Pynnocke.

John Pennyale of St. Clement Danes.

Nicholas Rowdon, servant to William Manning of St. Botolph'swithout-Aldersgate, carpenter.

p.397. John Hales, servant to Augustine Drye of the same, carpenter.

John Hawkes of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, millwright, for using the trade of a cooper, not being free of that Company.

Richard Cater [Carter] and Roger Wynnall [Winnall] of St. Nicholas' Lane, clothworkers, for a riot. Respited to the next Gaol Delivery (and G.D.R. 2/115d).

Robert Skelling of Old Street, porter.

Thomas Dobson of [blank], cordwainer.

To the next Sessions:—

Christopher Wright of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, vintner, handed in bail to Patrick Gold and Edward Cooke of the same, for not executing the Justices' warrant against Thomas Barton [Burton]. At the next handed over further in bail to Robert [blank] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, innholder, and John Best of the same, grocer; the said John Best to appear also at the next for not executing the said warrant against the said Burton. At the Sessions on 3 June the said Christopher and John came and were discharged (and pp.400, 415).

1 March, A.D. 1616[–17].

Indenture of apprenticeship for William Cammocke, son of Richard Cammocke of Grantham, co. Lincoln, mercer, apprenticed to Roger Holman of Chancery Lane, tailor, from 1 November last past for the term of eight years.

p.398. Licensed tipplers with their sureties:—

Clemence Hinde of Hoxton, widow: John Rolfe and George Rayment of the same.

Nicholas Tayler of Field Lane, victualler: Richard Cooke of the same, shoemaker, and Thomas Heath of Cow Lane, tailor.

Richard Knight of Grub Street, victualler: Richard Wallis of All Hallows, clothworker, and William Doegg of the same, tailor.

William Cottingam of the Savoy, chandler: John Hudson of the same, victualler, and William Parratt of St. Sepulchre's.

Isabel Hill of Holborn, widow: John Stone of Chancery Lane and John Stamford of the same, cutler.


f.110. Richard Evans, John Turner, Katherine Netlingham, Ann Willis, Edward Kettle, George ap Thomas, Richard Markham, George Matthew and William Middleton delivered by proclamation.

Elizabeth Sutton, Samuel Bagnoll, James Collins and John Evans indicted in London.

f.110d. John Cooke respited without bail.

Walter Hinde and Grace Jones respited to the House of Correction.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Hugh Jones, Henry Bell and Roger Gunter for robbing George Walker in the King's highway.

Not guilty:—

Samuel Bent for the like.

Guilty to the value of 6d., no goods, to be whipped:—

William Browne, Thomas Roberts and Helen Petche for "an ewe a coller and a bell" of William Attlee.

Guilty, seeks the book, does not have it because had it before, therefore to be hanged:—

William Browne for two ewes and a ram of Robert Queeney.

At large:—

Joyce, wife of Robert Browne of Cow Cross, and Robert Watson of the same, for the like (and P.R.B. 1/100).

f.111. Not guilty:—

Susan Davies for a pan and a wash-bowl of Thomas Drapere.

Died in gaol, by inquest:—

John Willis for five hogs of Matthew Heade.

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded:—

William Baylie for a silver cup of Reginald Atkinson.

Not guilty:—

Nicholas Goodwyn and John Williams for divers linens of Edward Tedder.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited after judgment:—

Stephen Rogers for killing George Watkins contrary to the form of the Statute of 1 James I [Cap. VIII]. Respited after Judgment, at the instance of Sir Thomas Smithe, knight, for Virginia because he is of the Art of the Carpenters.

Not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded:—

Jesper Whitlocke for burglary and divers goods of Peter Jones.

Guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped:—

John Barbor of Tottenham, labourer, for two lambs of Francis Beninge and for a lamb of John Wallis (and f.112d).

Not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged:—

John Knighte for burglary and a calf of John Mace.

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded:—

William Upton for ten sheep of Richard Parson.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

John Osborne for a nag of John Weatherley.

At large:—

William Smithe alias Waad alias Ray of Blackwall for stealing four sheep of Edward Berridge, and for suspicion of killing sheep (and f.113 and P.R.B. 1/100).

Guilty to the value of 10½d., no goods, to be whipped:—

Thomas Swaine for divers goods of Robert Weekes.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

George Hake for burglary with intent to rob Thomas Peacocke.

Respited for sureties:—

Avice Pratte for a cloak of William Wood; respited to be tried because she appears to have been accessory to a certain Richard Butcher not yet taken. Respited for sureties and for better enquiry (and Sess. Roll 558/70).

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

John Kettle for burglary and divers goods of John Bromstead, and for burglary and divers goods of James Homes.

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged:—

George Stacey "for a peace of darnixe (fn. 1) hanginge of a mans unknowne".

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Mary Fuller for divers goods of Thomas Whitefeilde. Seeks benefit of the belly and to be tried by verdict in London, there of record remaining is not pregnant.

Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded:—

William Reynoldes for divers books of John Walters, gentleman.

f.111d. Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged:—

Walter Dunn for a piece of "white bayes" of Thomas Childes.

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Edward Kerbye and Philip Skelton for robbing Elizabeth Pennyston in the King's highway. Henry Pennyston of Kingsbury to prosecute the said Philip (and f.113).

Guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped:—

Edward Cooke for 40 lb. weight of lead of our lord the King.

Not guilty:—

John Wilson of St. Clement Danes, cutler, for wounding Thomas Wilbraham. Committed at the Sessions held on 16 January, and at the Sessions held on 20 February had been postponed to be tried because the evidence for the King was deficient, and handed over in bail to Robert Gilbancke of St. Martin's, Ludgate, innholder, and Thomas Wilson of the same, cutler (and ff.104d, 108, 109, 112).

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Robert Benson for burglary and divers goods of Robert Lewes, and for burglary and divers goods of William Daniell. William Key of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields to prosecute the said Benson (and f.113).


John Inman and Thomas Mayhoe "for common bayles". Have judgment to be set upon the pillory in Cheapside with papers [on their heads] by the space of two hours, and the like in Middlesex upon the next two market days, and thereafter respited for sureties for good behaviour.

At large:—

John Holtham [Houltham] of St. John Street [Clerkenwell], gentleman, for assaulting and wounding Henry Bathe (and Sess. Reg, 2/392 and P.R.B. 1/100).

Guilty, respited to the next:—

Richard Ransdale for assaulting and wounding Francis Standishe and Thomas Larmothe, gentlemen. Respited to the next in irons and respited for sureties for good behaviour during his life, and it is ordered that the said Richard, "att the Princes Armes in Hoxton", shall be utterly suppressed from keeping any alehouse there or elsewhere in Middlesex from henceforth, nor any other to victual in that house hereafter (and f.114).

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Samuel Bent and Hugh Jones for robbing Robert Wood in the King's highway.

At large:—

Jenkin Hughes of Finsbury for the like (and P.R.B. 1/99d).

Guilty, no goods, to be hanged:—

Roger Gunter and Henry Bell of St. John Street for robbing John Wood of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, gentleman, in the King's highway. Respited at the last Sessions, and the said John and Thomas Wilson of Long Lane, cutler, bound to prosecute and give evidence at this Sessions (and ff.106d, 108, 109d, 112d and P.R.B. 1/99).

At large:—

John Lewys of East Smithfield for 26 lb. weight of feathers of Peter Udall (and P.R.B. 1/99d).

Guilty to the value of 10d, no goods, to be whipped:—

Robert Skyte for a cloak of Robert Bell, gentleman.

Lewis Meredith for a sheet of William Bande.

f.112 Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded:—

Thomas Harris for two wether sheep of William Browne of Chigwell, co. Essex. The said William and Oliver Morte of Shoreditch, labourer, to prosecute the said Thomas and others for felony (and Sess. Reg. 2/396).

f.112d. Came and discharged:—

William Skellorne [Skelhorne] of St. Clement Danes, saddler, handed in bail to Thomas Hodson of the same, gentleman, and Robert Molde of St. Bride's, shear-grinder, to appear at the next and meanwhile to be of good behaviour, for buying a stolen saddle from one Jasper Whitelocke (and f.117d).

Katherine, wife of Sebastian Berry of Wapping Wall, for receiving a looking-glass stolen from Ellen Elliott.

John Robinson of Edmonton, picture-maker, accused that he and others stole £12 of Christopher Greene.

f.113. Arthur Cornewall of "Durringham" [? Corringham], co. Essex, gentleman.

William Hill of St. John Street, "Arras worker", and Ann his wife.

Ann Hall of Turnball Street, widow, for suspicion of felony.

Seth Maison, son of Nicholas Maison of Whitechapel, weaver.

Oliver Hande of Poplar, carpenter, for suspicion of felony.

Came and committed:—

Roland Fletcher of Turnball Street, victualler, for suspicion of felony; respited for sureties and for better enquiry; delivered by proclamation (and f.119d and Sess. Roll 558/70).

Margaret Burton of the same, spinster, for the like.

In gaol:—

Millicent Syferwest alias Burton of Turnball Street, widow, for suspicion of felony; delivered by proclamation (and f.110).

Richard Wilson and Robert Hutchins of Finsbury for drawing together a riotous assembly at Finsbury prison, and for the riot on Shrove Tuesday; respited to the next Gaol Delivery (and ff.115, 115d).

Thomas Lewes of [blank] for stealing feathers out of a bed.

f.113d. To the next:—

Thomas Jones of the Old Bailey [of St. Andrew's, Holborn, barbersurgeon], son of Thomas Jones of the same, barber-surgeon, handed in bail to his said father and William Jones of St. Martin's, Ludgate, tailor, for wounding Dorothy Ball, a girl aged four years. Thomas Ball of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, labourer, to prosecute the said Jones at the next (and f.117d and Sess. Reg. 2/396, 400).

Came and discharged:—

Audrey Pryce of Aldersgate Street, spinster, suspected to have stolen money from Gregory Daye.

Ann Lakins of Old Street, spinster, for the same.

Helen Graye of Cow Cross, spinster, for receiving a smock stolen from Elizabeth Tudor.

Edward Foster of Watford, co. Hertford, innholder.

William Wattson of the same, butcher, for buying hogs stolen from Matthew Head, gentleman.

John Drake of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, smith, for the death of Richard Preston.

Came and committed because indicted in London:—

Thomas Parker of Stratford Bow, collarmaker, for beating Agnes Burbricke his servant.

f.114. Thomas Downes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, labourer, for the felonious taking of a horse out of the stable of John Carte.

To the next Gaol Delivery:—

John Bacon of Field Lane, broker, handed in bail to Richard Askewe of Golding Lane, scrivener, and Lawrence Jeninges of Whitecross Street, grocer, for stealing a cup, and to be of good behaviour meanwhile (and f.117d).

To the next Assizes for Surrey:—

Robert Sewell of St. Mary Overies, co. Surrey, woolcomber, to prosecute Agnes [Ann] Rixe for felony. The said Ann respited to the gaol of Surrey (and f.110).


  • 1. See Middlesex Sessions Records, Vol. III, p.17.