Sessions, 1618: 14 and 15 January

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 14 and 15 January, 15 James I [A.D. 1617–18].


Recognizances of:—

11 April, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Richard— and Roger Swettenham of Cow Cross, girdlers, for John Thorne of Field Lane for abusing Francis Mason, headborough, in the execution of his office; he drew his knife at him.
Sess. Roll 562/1.

Thomas Lewes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, coachman, and Thomas Richards of the same, carpenter, for Robert Brewer of St. Giles'-inthe-Fields, cook, for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 562/2.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Anthony Harding of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, and William Barber of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gardener, for Richard Lowch of St. Clement Danes, cook, for disobeying the order of the Bench which was to pull down his mud wall in Lincoln's Inn Fields, and for letting a new house there for victualling, being commanded to the contrary by the Justices who viewed the same in respect of the inconvenience.
Sess. Roll 562/3.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Thomas Petty of Tothill Street, tailor, and Henry Fildous of the same, chandler, for Thomas Blackman of the same, tailor, for beating a woman being with child.
Sess. Roll 562/4.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

William Hutchens of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, and Peter Turke of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, chandler, for Drake Sanderson of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, for assaulting and wounding Thomas Prosser.
Sess. Roll 562/7.
G.D.R. 2/139.

George Bewtiman of St. Bride's, labourer, and Henry Gregson of St. Sepulchre's, tailor, for James Bewtiman, son of the said George, suspected to have stolen pewter and other things out of the house of Christopher Beeston.
Sess. Roll 562/8.
G.D.R. 2/139.

Edward Alsope of St. Sepulchre's, leatherdresser, and Benjamin Garfielde of St. Jame's Clerkenwell, for Isabel, wife of John Stokes of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cook, charged with breaking the glass windows of Richard Halsey of St. Clement Danes, vintner; and of the said Richard and Andrew Baylye of the same, for Adam Alsope, servant of the same Richard, to keep the peace towards the said Isabel; and of the said Andrew for the said Richard for profaning the Sabbath day by maintaining drinking in his house at the time of Divine Service; found no true bill.
Sess. Roll 562/9, 64, 65.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Robert Gregorye of St. Andrew's, Holborn, shoemaker, and Thomas Butterfielde of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, cook, for Catherine Prosser and Mary Maynard of St. Clement Danes, spinsters, charged to live incontinently in a suspected house.
Sess. Roll 562/10.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Richard Cusacke of Westminster, esquire, and Peter Turke of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, chandler, for George Ailmer [Aylmer] of Westminster, gentleman, charged with begetting a bastard child on the body of Gartred Wrath.
At the next Sessions the said George came and was handed over further to the next General Sessions, when he came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 562/11.
Sess. Reg. 2/479, 489, 500.

Edward Minsterley of St. James', Clerkenwell, carpenter, and Anthony Allen of the same, leatherdresser, for Edward Milner of Clerkenwell aforesaid, labourer, "beinge suspected to filshe and steale and can give no accompt of his meanes to lyve."
Sess. Roll 562/12.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

Robert Slater of Norton Folgate in St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, clothworker, Thomas Fox of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, cooper, and John Sewell of the same, glover, for John Slater of Norton Folgate aforesaid, sailor, for suspicion of a felony whereof he is charged by Christopher Medcalfe of the same, butcher; and of the said Christopher to prosecute the said John Slater; and of John Williams to give evidence against him.
Sess. Roll 562/13, 105, 107.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

John Wigley of Whitecross Street in St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, cordwainer, for John Davies of Norton Folgate, baker, for suspicion of felony whereof he is charged by Ephraim Palmer of the same, white-baker; and of the said Ephraim to prosecute the said John Davies.
Sess. Roll 562/14, 108.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Bartholomew Fowler of St. Sepulchre's, stationer, and Michael Payne of Whitecross Street in St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, fustianweaver, for William Carter of St. Sepulchre's, fustian-weaver, for begging under pretence of a warrant for Finsbury prison; and of Henry Bolter of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, cordwainer, and the said Michael, for Roger Needes of the same, whitebaker, "for begging with a box under color for a prison"; and of Elizabeth Randall of Golding Lane in St. Giles' aforesaid, widow, to give evidence against the said Roger.
Sess. Roll 562/16, 18, 18a.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Henry Coleman of St. Bartholomew's, perfumer, for Bartholomew Tucker of St. Michael's, Bassishaw, tailor, "for joyneing with Staunton to cozen one Terrye".
Sess. Roll 562/17.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Elizabeth Smyth of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, widow, to prosecute Ann, wife of John Mason of East Smithfield, linenweaver, for a felony.
The said Ann delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 562/19.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

Thomas Smyth of Whitefriars in St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, cordwainer, for Ferdinand Lindford of Hampton, falconer, to answer.
Sess. Roll 562/22.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

Richard Hudles of the City of York, yeoman, to give evidence against Paul Best of the town of Cambridge co. Cambridge, gentleman, for a robbery in the King's highway.
The said Richard detained in gaol for practising with one Nicholas Trotter [Trott] to procure Paul Best to rob him, which was effected; the said Richard and Paul respited to the order of the Chief Justice. At the next Sessions the said Richard respited without bail, the jury return a special verdict and he is handed over further in bail; the said Nicholas respited likewise and found guilty, no goods, to be hanged, but respited without judgment and without bail; the said Paul handed over in bail of £200 to Henry Best of Fleet Street, scrivener, and John Best of Drury Lane, chandler, each in £100, to appear at the next Gaol Delivery to answer those things whereof he is indicted; at the Sessions held on 20 March the said Paul respited likewise and by the consideration of the Court the recognizance is respited in the state in which it now is until the next Sessions after the term of Easter next coming.
Sess. Roll 562/24, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d, 139d, 140d, 142, 143, 144d, 145d.

Edward Holloway of Clerkenwell, labourer, and George Selbye of the same, tanner, for Elizabeth Cumins [Commyns] of Charterhouse Lane, widow, charged to have kept great disorder in her house.
Sess. Roll 562/26.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

Edward Birde of Cow Cross, butcher, and John Jones of St. Giles'without-Cripplegate, silkweaver, for Sybil, wife of Thomas Meriall [Meryall] of Cow Cross, for keeping a lewd and disorderly house.
Sess. Roll 562/27.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

James Kevill and Abraham Kevill of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, cordwinders, for Elizabeth Kevill of the same to answer touching a bastard child begotten on her body; and of William Wood, gardener, and William Morris, silkweaver, both of the same, for William Kinge of the same, silkweaver, for begetting a bastard child on the said Elizabeth.
At the next Sessions the said William Kinge respited for sureties to appear at the next.
Sess. Roll 562/28, 133.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.
G.D.R. 2/139d.

William Austen of Stoke Newington, for Ann Wiggins of the same to answer touching a bastard child, "howe it came by the death".
Sess. Roll 562/29.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

John Wootton and John Beale of St. James', Clerkenwell, tailors, for John Webb of the same [St. Giles'-in-the-Fields], weaver, to answer Christopher Beyston [Beeston] for receiving goods stolen from him.
Sess. Roll 562/30.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.
G.D.R. 2/135d.

Henry Robinson and Solomon March of St. Sepulchre's, butchers, for Miles Gournor [Gournour] of the same, cook, to answer Richard Boynton.
Sess. Roll 562/32.
Sess. Reg. 2/481.

1 November, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
David Holland of Rosemary Lane, gentleman, and Caleb Colfoxe of Basinghall, London, haberdasher, for Mathias Evans of Rosemary Lane aforesaid, gentleman, bound in £100, to answer "concerninge erectinge of figures and southsayinge."
Sess. Roll 562/34.
Sess. Reg. 2/481.

William Boy of Westminster to give evidence against Thomas Christie [Christey].
The said Thomas detained in gaol.
Sess. Roll 562/35, 189.

Richard Johnson of St. James', Clerkenwell, tailor, and John Cornish of St. Sepulchre's, tailor, for William Chauncey [Chansey] of West Tarring, co. Sussex, gentleman, respited from the last Sessions and accused to be knowing of the plot used by John Chauncey, Joan Brambrick and Katherine Spencer about the poisoning of Mr. [Edmond] Moore.
Sess. Roll 562/36.
Sess. Reg. 2/471.
G.D.R. 2/136, 138.

Thomas Ives of Bridewell in the parish of St. Bride's, citizen and scrivener of London, and Nicholas Deagle of St. Olave's, Southwark, for Nathaniel Day and John Parker of London, gentlemen, to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 562/37, 38.
G.D.R. 2/138.

Edward Unitt of St. Clement Danes, tailor, and William Harrison of the same, citizen and merchant-tailor, for Edward Yerworth of New Brentford, clerk, accused with counterfeiting the hands of some of the Lords of the Privy Council and respited without bail at the last.
Sess. Roll 562/40.
G.D.R. 2/133d, 138.

Richard Gamble of St. Bride's and William Goodale of St. Sepulchre's, linendraper, for Robert Lathroppe of St. Andrew's, Holborn, linendraper, to appear and answer.
Sess. Roll 562/41.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Robert Wiat [Wyatt] of Tunstall, co. Kent, gentleman, to give evidence against John Christopher alias Frost [Foster] concerning a stolen mare.
At the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery the said Robert Wyatt came and was handed over further to prosecute at the next Assizes to be held in Kent as appears; therefore let the extraction of this recognizance be respited by the Court by order of the Lord Chief Justice, present in Court, and certified to the said next Assizes. The said John detained in gaol, respited without bail; at the next Sessions respited to the gaol of Kent; at the Sessions held on 20 March and 17 April respited likewise.
Sess. Roll 562/42, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d, 139d, 141d, 143, 145d.

Laurence Allen of Whitechapel, gunmaker, and Michael Kyrke of Whitecross Street, cutler, for William Johnson of Whitechapel, tailor, for buying stolen goods.
Sess. Roll 562/46.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

William Sheperde of Friern Barnet, for Thomas Starling of the same, victualler, for selling a less quantity of beer than the Statute allows, and for farming out his beer at 15s. the barrel; and of Francis Nicklin, tapster, and John Burkie, labourer, both of the same, to give evidence against the said Thomas.
Sess. Roll 562/49–51.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

Edward Baylie of Romford, co. Essex, for Ann Wright of Cow Cross, spinster, to answer the complaint of Mercy Pierson of the same, widow, her mistress; and of Tudor Griffin of Clerkenwell, tailor, for the said Mercy to appear for abusing the said Ann, her apprentice.
Sess. Roll 562/53, 54.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

Richard Pyke of St. Bartholomew's, tailor, to give evidence against John Hill for stealing his goods; and of Edmund Hurst of Goswell Street, labourer, and Thomas Nelson of the same, porter, for Thomas Day of the same, tailor, to give evidence likewise.
Came in London. The said John detained in gaol and indicted in London.
Sess Roll 562/56, 57, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

Richard Langford of Rosemary Lane and George Potter of the same, brewer, for Henry Bastard of the same, blacksmith, to be of good behaviour; and of Richard Wennam, merchant-tailor, Francis Bastard, blacksmith, and Walter Jones, tailor, all of the same, for Alice, wife of the said Henry, to answer Thomas Reighnoldes and keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 562/59–61.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

John Eastons of Chelsea, butcher, to give evidence against Margaret Hulett and Joan Woodbridge for stealing 18s. in money, a table-cloth and two bands, for which they are directly charged.
The said Margaret and Joan delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 562/62.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

Sir Robert Winde of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, knight, bound in 100 marks to prefer a bill of indictment against Peter de Guy, a Frenchman, charged by Henry Winde, son of the said Sir Robert, with having "committed upon the body of the sayd Henry the fowle and detestable sinne of buggery", which said Peter was sent unto the prison of Newgate; and the said Sir Robert to bring forth his said son Henry to give evidence concerning the same.
The said Peter detained in gaol; by jury of the middle tongue found not guilty, but respited to the order of the Lord Chief Justice.
Jury panel for the said Peter:—Giles Brownerigg, Silas Tito, William Motteram, John Stubbes, Richard Halsey and Jeremiah Fisher, free jurors, Gideon de Lawne, Ellis Tellier, Abraham Hardrott, John Bouchron, Cornelius Melen and Adrian Roqueney, alien jurors, all sworn, — de Best and — Raymond, interpreters, sworn.
Sess. Roll 562/63, 153, 169, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

Michael Chambers of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, for John Desford of St. Martin's, London, gentleman, for assaulting and wounding John Hannse, labourer; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 562/66.
G.D.R. 2/139.

Peter Darbesheere and George Grase of St. Mary-le-Savoy, for John Drinkall [Drynckall] of the same, waterman; and of John Wale and Nicholas Hayward, victuallers, both of the same, for David Hopkins of the same; both for making a false certificate on behalf of William Stebin [Stebyn] and John Curteis [Curtis] (accused of a notorious burglary committed at Wethersfield, co. Essex), now prisoners in the gaol at Colchester.
The said Drinkall came and was committed to find sureties to appear at the next Assizes for the county of Essex; at the next Sessions respited to the gaol of Essex; the said Hopkins came and was handed over further in bail to Nicholas Hayward of St. Mary-leSavoy, tailor, and James Bartholomewe of St. Bride's, stationer, to appear likewise.
Sess. Roll 562/67, 68.
G.D.R. 2/138d, 139, 139d.

John Binckes of Barking, co. Essex, gentleman, and William Ellyotte of the same, for John Turniche of the same to appear at the next Sessions of General Gaol Delivery to be held for the county of Middlesex at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, there to answer what shall be objected against him.
Came and was handed over further in the same bail to appear at the next Assizes and Gaol Delivery to be held for the county of Essex, to answer there, etc.
Sess Roll 562/77.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Matthew Banser and Matthew Quier of St. Giles'-in-theFields, bakers, for making and uttering bread under the Assize appointed.
Sess. Roll 562/83, 84.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

John Ratcliffe of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, for Richard Ewring [Earing] of the same, farrier, for abusing William Rogers, constable, in the execution of his office.
Sess. Roll 562/87.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

John Raven of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cordwainer, for Thomas Walklie [Walkly] of the same, stationer, for detaining and keeping Anthony Walklie [Walkly] of the same, stationer, from Sir Richard Wigmore his master; and of George Baker of the same, goldsmith, and the said Thomas for the said Anthony for departing forth of Sir Richard Wigmore's service, being his apprentice.
The said Thomas came and was handed over further; at the next came and was discharged; the said Anthony came and was committed to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 562/88, 89.
Sess. Reg. 2/477, 478, 484.

Maurice Whitchurch of Westminster, innkeeper, to give evidence against Rebecca Price [Pryce] of the same, spinster, suspected to have stolen £18 from the said Maurice, her late master; and of George Hartlie of the same, coachman, and David Thomas of St. Sepulchre's, tailor, for the said Rebecca to appear.
Sess. Roll 562/92, 93.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

Henry Block of St. James', Clerkenwell, citizen and embroiderer of London, and Thomas Brett of St. Sepulchre's, gardener, for Joan Johnes [Jones] not to keep hereafter a common tippling-house without licence.
Without adjournment.
Sess. Roll 562/94.
G.D.R. 2/138.

Edward Dalton of St. Clement Danes, husbandman, and William Undrill of the same, citizen and cutler of London, for Ralph Healy of "Edgworth", collier, "for selling of charcoales less than measure".
Came and was handed over further in his own bail; at the next came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 562/95.
G.D.R. 2/138, 141.

William Orchard of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, tailor, for John Rowe of the same, tailor, "for bringing him that had stolne goodes acquainted with one that pawned the same".
Came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 562/96.
G.D.R. 2/138.

Edmond Toller of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and William Clarke of the same, carpenter, for John Johnson the elder and John Johnson the younger, coachmakers, for beating Mr. Fenner, one of the King's servants.
Came and were committed for default of good sureties to answer, and afterwards were discharged by writs of supersedeas, witnessed by Sir Henry Mountagu, knight, at Westminster on 28 November, 1617.
Sess. Roll 562/97–100.
G.D.R. 2/138.

James Waffe and David Allen of St. Sepulchre's and Hugh Waffe of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great, goldsmiths, for John Dowglasse of Whitechapel, bound at the last Sessions but did not appear; at this came and was committed.
Sess. Roll 562/101.
G.D.R. 2/138.

Thomas Buckley of St. Katherine Cree Church, clothworker, for William Buckley of the same, skinner, for lodging his wife, being great with child, in the parish of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate.
Order that the said William and his wife shall forthwith remove from [blank] into London from whence they came for the discharge of the parish where they now are in Middlesex.
Sess. Roll 562/102.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Francis Warner of Whitechapel, victualler, and Gilbert Barnes of the same, carpenter, for Thomas Robertes of the same, oatmealman, for bringing a woman into the Liberty of Finsbury, where she is delivered of a child.
Sess. Roll 562/103.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Henry Carter of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, for Edmond Carter of Waltham Abbey, co. Essex, "cowleech", to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 562/110.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Thomas Wilmot of Islington, weaver, and Simon Pearson of Stepney, for Peter Androwe [Andrewes] of Collingham, co. York, labourer, for suspicion of felony; and of Robert Hubbert of Islington, vintner, to give evidence against the said Peter, who was found no true bill; and of the said Robert and Robert Weeden of the same, glover, for John Karrowther of the same, brewer, to keep the peace towards the said Peter.
Sess. Roll 562/114, 117, 126.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

Thomas Bushbey of Shire Lane, glazier, and Thomas Browne of Chancery Lane, shoemaker, for John Seamans of the same, carpenter, to answer Edmund Muggin.
Sess. Roll 562/116.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

Richard Bointon of "Sainsbury", co. Lincoln, carrier, and Robert Hartly of Thorpe, co. York, nailer, to give evidence against James Allyn [Allen] for suspicion of felony.
Came in London. The said James detained in gaol, sent to the House of Correction.
Sess. Roll 562/118, 119, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

George Browne of Islington, labourer, and Elizabeth Richinson of the same, to give evidence against Robert Hodson for suspicion of felony.
The said Robert delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 562/121.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

Jane Bery of St. James', Clerkenwell, widow, to give evidence against Sybil Ould for suspicion of felony.
Came in London. The said Sybil detained in gaol and indicted in London.
Sess. Roll 562/122, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

Robert Ivy of Aldersgate Street, goldsmith, to give evidence against Gabriel Pane for felony.
Came in London. The said Gabriel detained in gaol and indicted in London.
Sess. Roll 562/125, 189.
G.D.R. 2/136d.

John Lincolne of Hampton to answer the complaint of John Steevens.
Sess. Roll 562/127.
Sess. Reg. 2/481.

John Tracher the elder of Acton, wheeler, for John Tracher the younger of the same, wheeler, for begetting Ann Roume with child.
Came and was discharged because the child is dead.
Sess. Roll 562/128.
Sess. Reg. 2/481.

William Early the elder of Norwood to bring in William Early the younger his son and William Clarke his servant for persuading Henry Carter to depart from the service of John Alseter his master.
Sess. Roll 562/129.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

Thomas — of Shoreditch, baker, and John Ball of Ratcliffe, silkweaver, for Francis, Gascoigne of Knockfergus for suspicion of forgery and counterfeiting men's hands.
Sess. Roll 562/130.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Thomas Thornegate of Charterhouse Lane, tailor, for Ezekiel Elldread [Eldered] of Furnivals Inn [Shoreditch], gentleman, for hurting and wounding Robert Warriner.
Brought a writ of certiorari and it was allowed by the Court; certified into the King's Bench by writ received on the Morrow of the Purification.
Sess. Roll 562/134.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.
P.R.B. 1/121d.

William Ockie [Ockey] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, blacksmith, and John Silvester, for the said William, for wounding one Daniel.
Sess. Roll 562/135.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Roland Merricke of "Goddestrie", co. Radnor, esquire, and — —idd of the Savoy, tailor, for Roderick Gwynne, gentleman, for wounding Isaac Phillippes, son of Abraham Phillippes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor.
Sess. Roll 562/136.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

John Harrold of Finchley to appear, being suspected to be a common partridge-taker and lately to have taken partridges.
Sess. Roll 562/138.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Thomas Answorth of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, and Edmond Saunders of the same, carpenter, for Ralph Hearne of the same, victualler, to appear, being suspected to have begotten a bastard child upon the body of Elizabeth Strange, and to discharge the said parish concerning the same.
Sess. Roll 562/139.
Sess. Reg. 2/477, 484.

William Peadle of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, innkeeper, and Robert Johnson of the same, chandler, for Margaret, wife of the said William, to answer the complaint of Ann Redman touching a gown pawned by her; and of Adam Denton of High Holborn, innkeeper, and Richard Bell of St. Clement Danes, for Thomas Stevenson of the same, gentleman, to answer the accusation of the said William, being suspected to have unlawfully taken away from him one woman's gown out of his house called the Black Bear in St. Giles' aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 562/141, 142.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Aquila Wyekes [Weekes] of Westminster, gentleman, to cause evidence to be given against Edmund Duffeild for setting the Gatehouse in Westminster on fire, being his Majesty's prison and the dwelling-house of the said Weekes.
The said Edmund detained in gaol, found guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Sess. Roll 562/145, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

Recognizances to keep the peace of:—

Matthew Kempster of Finsbury in the parish of St. Giles'-without Cripplegate, barber-surgeon, and William James of Redcross Street in the same parish, whitebaker, for Henry Brasyer and Richard Goddard of Finsbury aforesaid, "milners", and Katherine Williams of the same, spinster, towards Simon Hughes of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, tailor.
Memorandum that the said Simon came and freely remitted and released as far as in him lay the said securities of the peace sought by him against the above-named persons.
Sess. Roll 526/20, 21, 23.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

Robert Vaughan of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, and Thomas Mathew of Golding Lane, for John Argentyne alias Ashington of the same, towards Griffin Wadkins.
Sess. Roll 562/25.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

John Inman of St. Sepulchre's, blacksmith, and Richard Blesse of St. James', Clerkenwell, glover, for Edward Pratt of Turnmill Street, plasterer, and Juliana his wife to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 562/31.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.

John Clark of Ratcliffe, mariner, and William Richardson of the same, sailor, for Robert Murran of Wapping, lighterman, towards his wife.
Sess. Roll 562/33.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

John Edens of Rosemary Lane, cowkeeper, and John Fisher of Ratcliffe, gardener, for William Harrison of the same, gardener, to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 562/43.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Robert Hutchins of East Smithfield, chandler, and Lawrence Smith of the same, carpenter, for Elizabeth, wife of the said Robert, to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 562/44.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

John Gunnell of East Smithfield, gunstock-maker, and Richard Ever of the Liberty of the Tower, tailor, for Garratt Lubb of East Smithfield, inlayer, towards John Brand.
Sess. Roll 562/58.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston, co. Derby, knight, William Stanhope, esquire, Samuel Mouslie [Mouseley], John Bacon and Francis Hollingsworth, gentlemen, all of the same, to keep the peace. Additional surety:—Anthony Buckberry of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 562/78–82.
Sess. Reg. 2/480.

Thomas Prentice of Westminster, vintner, and Ralph Henne of the same, for Thomas Kitchin of the same, towards George Fullerton.
Sess. Roll 562/137.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

William Hunt the elder of Clifford's Inn, gentleman, for William Hunt the younger, his son, towards Ann, wife of Richard Pike, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 562/140.
Sess. Reg. 2/477.

Richard Price of the City of Westminster, vintner, and Samuel Smyth of the same, gentleman, for Hugh Payne, servant of the said Richard, towards William Stepney, Teige O'Rourke and others; and of the said William Stepney of Greenwich, gentleman, towards the said Hugh.
Sess. Roll 562/144.
Sess. Reg. 2/476.

Indictments of:—

George Pigott of Bethnal Green, gentleman, for an assault and battery on James Manistee at Mile End.
Prosecutor:—John Newman.
Sureties at the last Sessions:—Richard Fothergill of Bethnal Green and William Livus of Mile End, gentlemen.
Sess. Roll 562/147.
Sess. Reg. 2/467, 475.
P.R.B. 1/121d.

Henry Nott of Westminster for an assault and battery on Jane Landen [London] at the same.
Sureties:—Lawrence Nott of the same, gentleman, and Thomas Osborne of St. Sepulchre's, tailor.
Sess. Roll 562/148.
Sess. Roll 563/37.
Sess. Reg. 2/492.
P.R.B. 1/121d.

Nathaniel Lumsden of Whitechapel, innholder, being a common innkeeper at the same, for keeping "a shovell groate table" and allowing play at the unlawful game called "shovell groate", and to answer for entertaining "shufflebord players".

William Henson, servant of Robert Wasse of the same, vintner, Henry Felton of St. Gabriel's, Fenchurch, hosier, and William Morell of St. Mary Aldermary bound over to appear and answer likewise.
The said Nathaniel acknowledged, fined 40s. and handed over to the Sheriff for a fine; the rest came and were discharged.
Prosecutors:—Michael Atkinson of St. Andrew's Undershaft, bricklayer, and Henry Hide [Hyde] of the same, glassman.
Sureties:—Simon Farewell of St. Andrew's Undershaft, hosier, John Thomas of St. James', Garlickhithe, clothworker, and George Frances of St. Mary Aldermary aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 562/131, 149.
Sess. Reg. 2/479.

Godsalve Beaumont of Chiswell Street, labourer [of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, corn-cutter], for stealing "one curteyne of Lynnen" worth 6d., belonging to Richard Cuckoe [Cookhoe] of Chiswell Street aforesaid in St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate.
At large.
Prosecutors:—Robert Pardo of London, clothworker, and Thomas Gyll of Soper Lane, clothworker.
Sureties:—Thomas Savill and Henry Brickley of St. Leonard's aforesaid, silkweavers.
Sess. Roll 562/15, 106, 109, 150.
P.R.B. 1/119.
G.D.R. 2/138d.

10 September, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Timothy Weste, Richard Plumly and Humphrey Turney of St. Clement Danes for assaulting Geoffrey Lodge in the highway at the same, and robbing him of a cloak worth £3, a hat worth 3s. and a ruff-band worth 5s.
The said Weste deleted, no true bill; the said Plumly and Turney at large.
Prosecutors:—Richard Bracewell, Stephen Lodge.
Sess. Roll 562/151.
P.R.B. 1/119.

2 December, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Ambrose Mason of Islington [of Hutton Bonville, co. York], gentleman, Edward Hodgson [Hodshon] of Charterhouse Lane [of St. Sepulchre's, chandler, and St. Bride's, whitebaker], Henry Hornoll [Horneall] of Islington [of St. Bride's], tailor, and Eleanor Milner [Millinor] of St. John Street, spinster, all for unlawfully and riotously assembling themselves together in the highway at Islington aforesaid, and so being assembled for making a riotous assault upon William Longe and putting him in great fear of his life; and the said Edward struck the said William with a dagger worth 12d., which he then and there held, upon the right side of the back of the said William under his right shoulder-blade, giving him a grave wound one inch long and four inches deep, of which wound the said William languished from the above date until 10 January then next following.
All at large.
Prosecutor:—Henry Berredge [Burridge] of Clerkenwell, poulterer, who is also handed in bail to Maurice Stryde, baker, and Robert Hilliard, victualler, charged to have wounded the said Eleanor and Ambrose.
Sureties for the said Ambrose:—George Allison of St. Sepulchre's, citizen and merchant-tailor of London, and John Raymer of "Brunton" [? Brompton], co. York.
Sess. Roll 562/5, 39, 52, 152.
Sess. Reg. 2/476, 477.
P.R.B. 1/119.
G.D.R. 2/138, 142d.

Thomas Ensor and Thomas Johnes [Jones] of Mile End for assaulting and beating Henry Egleton [Eagleton] of the same and his wife upon the highway at the same; and for assaulting and beating James Gray upon the highway at Whitechapel.
Postponed to be tried to the next, respited without bail. At the next the said Ensor not guilty, the said Jones is dead in gaol.
Sess. Roll 562/47, 154, 155.
G.D.R. 2/136d, 140.

Elizabeth Marshall of Ratcliffe, spinster, for stealing one pair of cuffs worth 18d., one yard and a half of bone lace worth 3d., two "crestclothes" worth 8d., and £10, 4s. in money, being in a chest belonging to John Davies, at the same.
Postponed to be tried at the next by the Court, respited without bail; at the next not guilty.
Prosecutors:—Helen, wife of the said John Davies, Elizabeth, wife of William Dobinson, Bennett, wife of William Cradle, and Dowsabel Jacobb, spinster, all handed over in bail to Thomas Johnson, mariner, and John Fuller, vintner, both of Ratcliffe aforesaid, to give evidence against the said Elizabeth Marshall for robbing her mistress.
Sess. Roll 562/45, 156.
G.D.R. 2/136d. 137, 140.

Lawrence Wade of Whitechapel and William Raye of the same [of Hoddesdon, co. Hertford] for stealing "one nagge color gray" worth 40s., belonging to William Hudson of Stony Stratford, co. Buckingham, on 25 December, 1617; and for stealing a brown mare and a bay mare each worth £3, belonging to John Daniell, on 1 December, 1617; and for stealing a white gelding and a grey nag, each worth £4, belonging to Robert Lennell and Martin Billinge, on 2 January, 1617–18, all at Whitechapel aforesaid; and of the said William and John Clarke of Hoddesdon aforesaid for stealing a brown mare worth £3, belonging to Marmaduke Chappell of Nash, co. Buckingham, husbandman, at Hoddesdon aforesaid, and for stealing a red mare worth four marks, belonging to William Greene, at Whitechapel aforesaid, on 27 December, 1617.
Geoffrey Warde of Whitechapel also indicted for stealing a horse; is at large.
The said Lawrence postponed to be tried, by the Court, respited without bail and postponed to be tried by order of the Lord Chief Justice; the said William on the earliest charge stands mute and has judgment of the peine forte et dure, and on the other charges is dead by judgment of the Court at this because stands mute; the said John at large.
Prosecutors:—William Addesher of West Ham, co. Essex, clerk, against William Ray and others; Robert Lynnell of Weedon Beck, co. Northampton, tanner, and Thomas Phillipps of Oakley, co. Buckingham, against William Stephens and Robert Allen; Henry Orchard of Nash aforesaid and the said Marmaduke, against Geoffrey Raye and William Stephens; Nicholas Topping of Whitchurch, co. Buckingham, and Thomas Wiseman of "Burton", co. Buckingham, husbandmen, against William Stephens, William Raye and Geoffrey Wade; the said William Hudson and Abraham Daniell of Whaddon, co. Buckingham, husbandham, against William Raye and Geoffrey Wade.
The said Thomas Phillipps, Nicholas Topping and Thomas Wiseman handed over further for the next Buckinghamshire Assizes; the said William Hudson came and was discharged by the Court; the rest came.
Sess. Roll 562/69, 71–6, 157–61.
P.R.B. 1/119.
G.D.R. 2/136d, 137, 138d.

William Steevens [Stephens] alias Lockstone of Whitechapel, labourer, for stealing a bay mare worth £4, belonging to Richard Blisse, at the same, on 20 December, 1617; and for stealing "one gelding color iron gray" worth £6, belonging to Silvester Warner, gentleman, at the same, on 20 November, 1617; and for stealing "one nagg color sorrell" worth £3, belonging to Hannibal Castelton [Castleton] of Islington, at the same on 23 December, 1617.
Respited without bail at the last; found guilty on all charges, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison without judgement.
Prosecutors:—John Blisse, Paul Smithe, John Winter.
Sess. Roll 562/70, 162–4.
G.D.R. 2/133d, 137.

John Taylor of Old Street for stealing two frieze jerkins worth 10s., one cloak worth—, one carpet worth 3s. and one shirt worth —, belonging to John Sheppard, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the books, reads, to be branded.
Sess. Roll 562/165, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

John Lavender alias Younge, John Neaves, and John Reynolds of East Smithfield for stealing "foure ells of taffray" worth 40s., "fyve ells of sedge" worth 11s., "fifteene ells of lockeram" worth 15s., one woman's gown worth 15s., one waistcoat worth 6s., one woman's gown worth 20s., "one taffaty wastcoate" worth 10s. and one cloak worth 10s., belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
The said Lavender guilty, no goods, to be hanged; the said Neaves and Reynolds at large. It appears by evidence to have been a robbery in the highway at Hoddesdon, co. Hertford.
Prosecutors:—John Hales of Hertford, co. Hertford, carrier, and Joan Meavis.
Sess. Roll 562/132, 166.
P.R.B. 1/119.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

Joseph Hull of Edgware, blacksmith, for stealing a powter quart pot worth 12d., five platters worth 5s. and a porridge dish worth 2d., belonging to Henry Burr of Watford, co. Hertford, joiner, at Edgware aforesaid.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutor:— Ann, wife of the said Henry.
Sess. Roll 562/146, 167.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

Magdalen Forde of Turnmill Street, spinster, for stealing a clock worth 50s., belonging to Thomas Doe, servant to Sir Thomas Coventrey, knight, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, but respited after judgment because pregnant by judgment of the Court.
Prosecutor:— John Barton of Cow Cross, who is also handed over in bail to Richard Gregorey of St. John Street and Humphrey Hasker of Cow Cross, tailor, to answer for buying a clock stolen from the said Sir Thomas; and the said Thomas Doe bound over to give evidence against him. The said John handed over further to the next Sessions in bail to Robert Striker of St. John Street, glover, and John Browne of St. Andrew's, grocer; at the next came and was discharged, delivered by proclamation at this.
Sess. Roll 562/115, 120, 168, 189.
Sess. Reg. 2/478, 484.
G.D.R. 2/136d, 137d.

Henry Williams of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for stealing a cloak worth 20s., belonging to Philip Jones of the same, at the same; and for stealing a pair of garters worth 12d., belonging to Thomas Powell, at Westminster.
On first charge guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; on second charge guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped.
Edward Day of St. Martin's aforesaid, carpenter, handed over in bail to Edward Conway and George Sammon, vintner, both of the same, for that being charged to make stay of the said Henry, a lodger in his house, having committed felony, he suffered him to escape and has since taken him again. The said Conway handed over in bail to the said Day and Sammon on similar charge.
Sess. Roll 562/6, 85, 90, 170, 176, 189.
Sess. Reg. 2/478.
G.D.R. 2/137, 137d.

George Gray alias Fitzwilliams of Tottenham, labourer, for stealing "one silke grogran cloke" worth 40s., "one coloured cloth cloke" worth 30s., one black cloth cloak worth 15s., one horseman's coat of coloured cloth worth 20s., a doublet and a pair of breeches ["a suit of green peropas"] worth 20s., two shirts worth 5s. and a sword and a pair of hangers worth 40s., belonging to his master John Lynwray [Lenroy] of Chipping Barnet, co. Hertford, innholder, at Tottenham aforesaid.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutor:— John Gardener of Tottenham, manier.
Sess. Roll 562/111, 112, 171.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

William Haydon [Heydon] and Richard Westcott of Saffron Hill for stealing twelve hat-bands worth 20s., belonging to William Cawdwell of the City of London, haberdasher, at Saffron Hill aforesaid.
The said William Haydon acknowledges, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; the said Richard not guilty.
Sess. Roll 562/123, 172, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

10 November, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Nicholas Wembe of East Smithfield, labourer, for stealing two brass kettles worth 18d., belonging to Joyce Crockenbury, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutor:—Christopher Bonhering. See the examination retained at the last Sessions, when the said Nicholas was respited without bail to the next.
Sess. Roll 562/173.
G.D.R. 2/133d, 137d.

Amy Sherborne [Sherbrome] of Turnmill Street, spinster, for stealing five linen sheets worth 5s., one smock worth 2s., one waistcoat worth 12d., one green apron worth 12d., one cloth kirtle worth 2s. and one handkercher worth 3d., belonging to Alice Wilkins of St. James', Clerkenwell, widow, at Turnmill Street aforesaid.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Sess. Roll 562/104, 174.
G.D.R. 2/137d.

Diggory Martin of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for assaulting Thomas Bignoll of Kensington, mason, in the highway at St. Martin's aforesaid, and robbing him of one cloak worth 20s., one handkerchief worth 2d., and 10s. in money being in the handkerchief, taken from the person of the said Thomas.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Sess. Roll 562/124, 175, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137.

Thomas Ames of Highgate for stealing one woman's gown worth 16s., one pair of breeches worth 6d., one purse worth 3d. and 5s. in money in it, belonging to William Hale of St. Albans, co., Hertford, innkeeper, at Highgate aforesaid.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Sess. Roll 562/55, 177.
G.D.R. 2/137.

22 February, 14 James I [A.D. 1616–17].
Francis Symcoxe of Rosemary Lane, Edward Johnson and Edward Reynoldes of Shoreditch, labourers, for stealing a kirtle with stomacher and skirts worth £4, a looking-glass worth 4s., a ruffband worth 10s. and two trunks worth 10s., belonging to Thomas Hunt, gentleman, at Hackney; and of William Cabage of Cow Cross, broker, and Isabel his wife for receiving and helping them at the same, after the said felony.
The said Francis respited without bail at the last, found guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not have it because had it before, therefore to be hanged; the rest at large.
Prosecutors:—Alan Butterwicke, Reginald Hewes, Dorothy Lawley.
Sess. Roll 562/178.
P.R.B. 1/119.
G.D.R. 2/133d, 137.

William Perkins and Henry Alcocke of Hammersmith for stealing one brown cow, one red cow and one black cow, each worth £3, belonging to Henry Browninge of Wandsworth, co. Surrey, at Hammersmith aforesaid.
Both guilty, seek the book, do not read, to be hanged.
Prosecutor:— Thomas Foote.
Sess. Roll 562/91, 179, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137.

Edward Curtis [Curtys] and John Huxley [Hocksly] of Whitechapel for stealing two and half yards of kersey worth 6s., belonging to William Skerrowe [Scarrowe] of St. Lawrence Pountney, clothworker; six yards of perpetuana worth 8s., belonging to Thomas Charlesworth of All Hallows, clothworker; and one piece of perpetuana worth 50s., belonging to William Foxe of St. Martin's in Thames Street, merchant-tailor, all at Whitechapel aforesaid.
The said Edward guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; the said John not guilty on first two charges, guilty on third charge, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Sess. Roll 562/48, 180–2.
G.D.R. 2/137.

Henry Miller and John Walker of Stratford Bow, labourers, for stealing "one leaden pype" worth 4s., belonging to Francis Midleton of Woodford, co. Essex, gentleman, at Bromley.
Both guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 562/113, 183, 189.
G.D.R. 2/137.

8 December, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Writ, issued by Sir Thomas Lake, knight, to summon the jury and the chief constables and sub-constables to the Sessions to be held at Hicks Hall in St. John Street on 14 January next coming [A.D. 1617–18].
Endorsed that the writ was executed by William Halliday and Robert Johnson, sheriffs [Nos. 562/185–8, jurors names on foot of No. 188 illegible].
Sess. Roll 562/184.

Names of coroners:—
Robert Bright, gentleman.
Henry Harriott, gentleman.

Names of bailiffs of the Liberties:—
Robert Bright, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at the Strand.
Walter James, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster.
John Mayle the younger, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London.
Robert Dixon, gentleman, of the Liberty of Thomas, Lord Wentworth.
Philip [Kinge], gentleman, of the Liberty of John, Lord Bishop of London.
Richard Davies, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Master, Brothers and sisters of the Hospital Church of St. Katherine-the-Virgin-next the Tower of London.
Charles Chute, esquire, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at Enfield, South Mimms and Hadley.
William Heycock, of the Liberty of Dudley, Lord North.
William Fletcher, of the Liberty of Sir William Harbert, knight, of his manor of Hendon.

Names of bailiffs of the hundreds:—
[The names of bailiffs for the hundreds of Spelthorne and Isleworth, Elthorne, Gore and Edmonton are torn away, and those for the hundred of Osulstone very rubbed, among which may be deciphered Isaac Bringhurst, James Raves, Thomas Walsall, Charles Hill and John Lamyng.]

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Osulstone:—
Paul [Smith of Whitechapel, gentleman].
William Lambe of Islington, gentleman.
John Johnson of Holborn, gentleman.
Richard Stile of Westminster, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Edmund Spooner. Newington.
Richard Harrison. Hackney.
Thomas Gilbert.
Robert Maxfeild.
Valentine Poole. Old Ford.
Thomas Goudge. Stratford Bow.
Jeremiah Saltmarshe. Bromley.
John Sprignall.
Christopher Dines. Blackwall.
William Symons. Limehouse.
Thomas Lane. Ratcliffe.
Nicholas Startupp. Wapping.
James Bassett. East smithfield.
Thomas Harrington.
Thomas Overs. St. Katherine's.
Robert Ubancke.
Thomas Bayliffe. Mile End.
Stephen Newman. Bethanal Green.
Elizeus Faulkener. Norton Folgate.
John Kitchen. Whitechapel.
William Smythe. Hoston.
John Clarke. Shoreditch.
Ralph Melton. Grun Street.
John Baseley. Whitecross Street.
Richard Browne. Golding Lane.
Thomas Palmer. Old Street and Wenols Barn.
Samuel Gayford. clerkenwell.
Robert Hilliard.
William Parsons.
Michael Boughton.
Jamcs Dodd.
Philip Goulding. Saffron Hill.
Thomas Willowes. High Holborn.
Richard Cocke.
William Smyth. Chancery Lane.
Thomas Turpyn. St. Giles'-the-Fields.
Robert Johnson.
Robert Hoskyns.
Robert Neale. Kentish Town.
John Thornton.
Nicholas Barrett. Hampstead.
John Kempe.
Thomas Rippon. Finchley.
George Page.
William Sheppard. [Friern Barnet].
— — [Hornsey].
[Richard Staples]. Hollway.
[Ralph] Brigges.
George Smyth. Islington.
John Ryding.
Thomas Ratcliffe.
George Taylor.
William Yorke. Cow Cross and St. John Street.
Thomas Hill.
Roger Millman.
Henry Burton.
John West. Liberty of the Duchy
Thomas Brammidge. in the Strand.
John Saunders.
Richard Tassell.
George Wood. St. Clement Danes.
Alexander Maye.
William Crosse.
Stephen Baylie. St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.
Thomas Richards.
William Rogers.
William Clarke.
Henry Harford.
John Weekes.
Thomas Pootam.
John Russell. Westminister.
Mark Barnes.
Robert Burges.
William Chapman.
Moses Bolwell.
James Garrison.
Thomas Dodd.
Edward Capps.
William Howe.
Thomas Strowde.
William Dier.
Richard Bridges.
— —
John [Burd].
William Craft.
William Greenway.
Thomas Powell.
Robert Snead. Chelsea.
John Arnold. Fulham.
John Thomas. Chiswick.
John Adshaw.
William Cooke. Old Brentford.
Thomas Barringer. Ealing.
Roger Barbor. Acton.
Roger Reynolds.
Edward Twiford. Willesden.
William Freelove. Kilburn.
Henry North. Kensington.
Peter Saywell.
Leonard Hickman. Knightsbridge.
John Mathewes. Marylebone.
Walter Whittock. Paddington.

[The said Thomas Rippon and George Taylor charged with contempts in not appearing at the Sessions of the Peace.]

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Edmonton:—
Robert Estrey of Edmonton, gentleman.
Henry Hunsdon of Enfield, gentleman.
John Foster of Hadley, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

William Love. Edmonton.
[Other names for Edmonton and for Enfield torn away.]
— — Hadley.
[Alban] Clarke. South Mimms.
Robert Preston.
Thomas Hunte. Tottenham.
Percival —
James Thorowgood.
John Sharpe.

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Gore:—
Nathaniel Martin of Hendon, gentleman.
Henry Smyth of Harrow, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Thomas Greenhill. Roxey.
William Parson. Weald.
Ralph Button. Harrow-on-the-Hill.
John Page. Sudbury.
Richard Read. Wembley.
Richard Streete. Pinner.
John Putnam. Great Stanmore.
Ralph Heyley. Litrie Stanmore.
Michael Barbor. Edgware.
John Wise. Kingsbury.
William Francklyn the younger. Hendon.
George Tompson.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—
Andrew Durdant of Staines, gentleman.
John Page of Bedfont, gentleman.
Roger Partridge of Heston, gendeman.
Robert Bartlett of Twickenham, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Richard Eaton. Twickenham.
Arnold [Larchin]. Isleworth.
John Ashton. Heston.
Thomas Newnham. Hampton.
Nicholas Hart.
Robert—. [Teddington].
William Layton. Sunbury.
Robert Reading.
Henry Batcheler. Bedfont.
Thomas [Hart]. Hounslow.
Richard Collins. Shepperton.
John [Lidgold]. Laleham.
Robert Dolliver. Littleton.
William Feewater. Hanworth.
William Capren. Feltham.
Thomas Stiles. Stanwell.
John Heyward. Staines.

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Elthorne:—
John Weedon of Harefield, gentleman.
Thomas Loote of Greenford, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Richard Bowdishe. Uxbridge.
[William] Nashe. Harefield.
Thomas Crowchley. Cowley.
Richard Osmond. Ickenham.
John More alias Winchester. Ruislip.
John Cogges.
William [Wolmer]. Northall.
James N—.
Richard Osmund. Greenford.
[Robert Lidgold]. Norwood.
— —
[Richard] Partridge alias Howell. Hillingdon.
Robert Warren.
John Hatton. [Drayton].
[Rest of the names torn away.]
Sess. Roll 562/185–8.


p.476. Came and discharged:—

John Favell of Poplar, for dividing two tenements into three, to reduce his tenements to their first state.

John Scott of the same for letting his shop to John Owen who inhabits in it.

John Owen of the same for selling tobacco and strong waters.

Handed over to the next:—

John Thornton of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, for proceeding in a new building contrary to proclamation; at the next came and was discharged (and p.484).

Came and discharged:—

Robert Hodgkins of Drury Lane, constable, for not punishing vagrants; paid 2s. 6d. for his offence.


William Newberry of Hampstead to appear, and to discharge the said parish of a certain child born in his house of the body of Ann Smith; at the next came and was discharged (and p.484).

p.477. Came and discharged:—

Henry Smith of Fulham for wounding John Fling.

p.479. Christopher Harding of Chancery Lane, shoemaker, to be of good behaviour.

Respited because ill:—

Helen Williams of Golding Lane, widow, for entertaining suspected persons; respited by the oath of Amos Lee that she is ill so that etc.; at the next came and was discharged (and p.484).

p.480. Came and discharged:—

Henry Ashmore of Finsbury, victualler, to answer (and p.484).

p.481. Committed to Wells:—

William Lamb of Hammersmith.

Came and discharged:—

Richard Platte of Charterhouse, tailor, to keep the peace towards Alice, wife of John Malyn.

26 February, 1617–18.

William Gates, son of John Gates of Hammersmith, apprenticed to Brian Widowes of High Holborn, shoemaker, from the feast of St. Matthew the Apostle last past for the term of seven years.

Licensed tipplers with their sureties:—

William Cappe of Chancery Lane: Abraham Ripley, stationer, and Henry Pinocke, both of the same. Recognizance taken before Francis Williamson with the assent of the Court.

Thomas Parvys of Whitecross Street: John Cooke of Coleman Street, victualler, and Thomas Harrison of Golding Lane, cordwainer. Recognizance taken before Francis Michell with the assent of the Court.

Henry Betts of Ratcliffe: George Moore and Thomas Buckett of the same. Allowed by warrant filed by the assent of Lord Wentworth, witnessed by Paul Smith, gentleman.

Richard Poyner of Norton Folgate: John Barnes of St. Sepulchre's, victualler, and Richard Browne of the same, smith. Allowed by the whole Court because the recognizance was taken before Sir Thomas Fowler, knight.

Arthur Manby of Norton Folgate: John Williamson, tailor, and Thomas Butler, both of the same. Allowed as above.

Mabel Peirce of Chancery Lane, widow; Robert Clarke, stationer, and William Bright, shoemaker, both of the same. Allowed by recognizance taken before Sir William Smith, knight, and Francis Williamson, esquire.

p. 482. Composition straw.

Whereas the Lord Marquis Buckingham, Master of his Majesty's Horse, directed his letters to the Justices for order to be taken touching the serving of the composition straw for his Majesty's stables by the county of Middlesex; It was now ordered that the Justices hereunder named shall meet at Hicks Hall on Tuesday next, and there set down order therein and give answer to his honour's letters on behalf of the county.

Sir Francis Darcy knights.
Sir Richard Wigmore
Sir Baptist Hickes
Sir William Smith
Sir Ferdinand Heyborne
Edward Forsett esquires.
Henry Spiller
Ralph Hawtrey
Francis Michell

Letter remains with Sir Francis Darcy

A letter being directed to the Justices from the Lords and other officers of his Majesty's Counting-house touching a complaint of a new building begun and proceeded withall by one Gawen, a Purveyor of his Majesty's household, contrary to proclamation; It was ordered that the Justices undernamed, and as many as will come or any three of them, shall meet at Westminster Hall on Wednesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, and there agree upon answer unto the said letter.

Sir Francis Darcy knights.
Sir Richard Wigmore
Sir Baptist Hickes
Sir John Bingley
Edward Forsette esquires.
Thomas Watson
Edmond Dowbleday
Simon Muskett

Upon a letter of recommendation from the Right Honourable the Lords and others of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, sent to the Justices on the behalf of one Thomas Lewis, a poor maimed soldier, for some relief to be bestowed upon him "in respect of his woundes and maymes receaved in the warrs"; It was ordered that Robert Mostyn, esquire, Treasurer for the maimed soldier within the hundred of Osulstone, shall pay unto the said Thomas Lewys the sum of 20s. by way of free gift out of the Treasure of the county as remains in his hands, which sum he is to have in lieu of their Honours' request for him and instead of such pension as he has been a suitor for.


f.119d. For recusancy:—

Daniel Knowleing of Brentford, George Goringham of St. Clement Danes, Hugh Griffen, gentleman, and William Partridge, both of the same, Robert Vaughan of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields and Ann his wife, [blank], wife of William Ashborne of the same, [blank] wife of William Saunders of Chiswick, Richard Abingdon of Hackney, esquire, and [blank] his wife, and John King of St. Andrew's, Holborn, tailor (and f.120).

f.120d. Robert Blake of St. Mildred's, Bread Street, Salter, for an annoyance in the fields at Finsbury.

Simon Price of New Brentford, victualler, for disorder in his house in the time of Common Prayer.

Thomas Gisby of the same for tippling without licence.

All the inhabitants of the vill of New Brentford distrained for that the bridge at the same is very dangerous for passengers.

Elizabeth Grutter of St. Clement Danes, "a tobacco woman", for keeping a disordered house and entertaining men's servants in the time of Divine Service.

Robert Mostin of Islington, esquire, for refusing to watch and ward.

Margaret Groome of the same, widow, for the like. Fined 12d. by Sir Thomas Fowler, knight, and pledged for a fine on 26 August, 1618.

John Sheppard of the same for the like.

Bridget Passemore [Pasmore] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, widow, for keeping a noted bawdy-house in the field leading from Holborn to the Strand; at the next Sessions the said Bridget, being heretofore licensed to keep a common" alehouse in the parish of St. Clement Danes "in Lowche his buildinges", is now suppressed by order of the Court for divers disorders made known to the Court (and Sess. Reg. 2/489 and G.D.R. 2/141d).

Thomas Wetherwood of Knightsbridge for keeping hogs to the annoyance, etc.

William Harris of Holywell Street in the parish of Shoreditch, chandler, for dividing his house into two tenements.

John Harris of St. Clement Danes, shoemaker, for dividing his house and letting it to one Robert Bedle, a glover, having a wife and family, for three months, and for keeping inmates in that part of the house which is not divided, to wit "one Florentyne a taylor a Frenchman who kepeth many servants".

[blank] Edgill of the same, widow, for keeping inmates in her house, one John Rowe, a perfumer, his wife and family, for three months.

f.121. John Martyn of the same, tailor, for keeping inmates.

John Shaw of the same for keeping inmates and dividing his house.

John Maunsell of the same for keeping inmates, and [blank] Medhurst of the same, gentleman, for the like.

Dollard Garrett of the same for committing a bloodshed upon John Tyncombe.

Edward Person of "le Redlyon" in St. Katherine's, and Thomas Jones of "le Whitefryers", London, for committing a bloodshed upon Joan Sheppard.

Robert Bramwich of Hampstead "for keepeing schoole without licence."

Humphrey Watson of the same for keeping inmates.

John Ashby of Stoke Newington for not working in the mending of the highways, having thirty acres of land in that parish.

Thomas Mallorye of Westminster and his wife for keeping a disordered house.

Nicholas Laurence of the same, shoemaker, for using a trade not having been an apprentice for seven years. Certified into the King's Bench by writ of certiorari received in the Quindenes of Easter (and f. 121d and Sess. Reg. 2/489).

Mary Shepparde, Thomas Terns, William Howe, Dorothy Boland, Thomas Cowell and Thomas Thomas, all of Saffron Hill, for keeping disordered houses (and f. 121d).


f. 136d. Richard Wheeler delivered by proclamation.

William Covill respited to the order of the Chief Justice.

Edward Maize and John Graye respited without bail; detained in gaol for cheating aliens; sent to the House of Correction (and f. 139d and Sess. Roll 562/189).

Richard Stanton respited further (and f. 143).

William Motley sent to the House of Correction.

f.137. Thomas Moore and Henry Wright indicted at the last, for stealing a beaker and a salt-cellar from Richard Martin of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields, vintner; respited without bail and detained in gaol; at this the said Thomas acknowledges, seeks the book, reads, to be branded; the said Henry not guilty (and ff.133d, 134, 136, and Sess. Roll 562/189).

Jane Olyver alias Susan Stamford alias Jane Webster indicted at the last and respited without bail, for divers goods of Richard Turvyn; at this found guilty, no goods, to be hanged (and f. 133d).

Francis Weston indicted at the last and respited without bail, for burglary and divers goods of Vincent Warner of Kensington, who was handed over in bail to Robert Fenn to prosecute at this; the said Francis found not guilty of burglary, guilty of felony, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded (and ff. 133d, 136, 138).

f.138. Christopher Dyve of Poplar [Blackwall], handed over in bail at the last to Richard Stewkely of Limehouse and William Lynnett of the Liberty of the Tower of London to be of good behaviour, came and was discharged (and f. 136).

Edward Smith of Whitecross Street, tailor, for ravishing Sarah Cowper; bound over to be of good behaviour for one whole year.