Worcestershire Quarter Sessions: 1610

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Henry Mason. Ref.110 BA1/1/18/48 (1610)

To the right worshipfull, his majesties justices of the peace
for the countie of Wigorn.

Whereas it was youre youre good worshipps pleasure here=
tofore to order, that money shulde be taxed upon certaine
inhabitantes in sondry parishes, within this countie, towardes the
necessary relief of the late infected persons, in the tythinge of
Whitstone, betwene the parishe of Claynes and liberties of this
cittie, who coulde not then have used any meanes for their relief
but muste of necessitie have perished, yf they had not ben some
way supported in their extremitie.

And forasmuche as the infected people there, for many
weekes last paste, have not ben made partakeres of suche
contribucion, for that the said inhabitantes have neclegted
to deliver the same, to youre suppliant Henry Mason (an
officer, by youre apointment for receipt thereof and the
disbursinge it acordingly which might have tended to the
ruinatinge of multitudes of his majesties subjectes in townes and
contreyes, had not your said suppliant used meanes to have stayed
them from wandringe abroade, untill they were safely to be sett
at libertie, by ympartinge unto them out of his owne purse,
to the some of fower poundes and upwardes, sithence the laste
quarter sessions, besides some weekely allowance, towardes the main=
tainance of [illegible] orphanes there leafte, by the infection in that [soyle?]
whereof your suppliant cravethe youre grave consideracions, for
some suche spedye course herein to be taken for his good, as to justice
shall appertaine, and acordinge to the juste respectes of his due de=
sertes wherein he shall have juste cause ever to pray for youre
longe and happie healthes, with encrease of dignitie.

The names of suche parishes from whence allowance hath bene deferred
Salwarp leafte unpaied before the last quarter sessions vi shillings viii pence and sithence
they have neclegted to yeald any allowance towardes the relief of the said poore
infected people.
Marten Hussentree leafte unpaid before that sessions ix shillings iiii pence and sithence
they have not yealded any allowance.
Seavern Stoke leafte then unpaid vi shillings viii pence
and sithence they have paied for one moneth weekely iii shillings iiii pence and noe more
Ombersley paied sithence for one moneth vi shillings viii pence weekely
Kempsey paied sithence for one monethe weekely iii shillings iiii pence
Spechley for two weekes weekely vii pence
Hinlip for one moneth weekely xii pence
Tiberton for six weekes weekely xxi pence
Himbleton for one moneth weekely ii shillings ii pence
Wardenton for six weekes weekely xv pence

The humble peticion of

Henry Mason

The parishes formerly charged shall pay
the arrerages and herafter untill
Christmas last or the constables to be
bounde to their behaviour and to pay the penaltie
and to bringe it in within xx dayes after [illegible]
and to be charged for v pounds more and no further
towardes the relief of the children left there. Mr Fleete
desired to taxe them and to make preceptes and
punish secundum legem quoties necesse fuit

Joyce Marson of Holt. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/72 (1610)

To the right worshipful his majesties justices of the
peace for the countie of Worcester.

The humble peticion of Joyce
Marson of Holt

Sheweing that shee was unlawfully begatt with
child by Rowland Lloyd one of Sir Henry Bromleyes men; whoe
is since fledd furth of the country and that
the said peticioners hath sould and dispended all
that ever shee was by anie meanes able to make
and hath had noe place of abod but some times
in one place and some tymes in another place
and cannot gett anie part of a howse where shee
may labour for maintenance for her self and her
poore infant

Humbly craveth your good worships that
yt would please your good worships that
some order may be taken for the
peticioners abode and this for
Godes love

the parish must kepe the childe and a precept
to the overseers

Thomas Hopkins minister and others on behalf of Edward Weldes of Yardley. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/74 (1610)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of the
peace in the countie of Wigorn

Maie it please your worshippes wheras our neighbour Edward
Weldes of Yardely doth by and with your licence and our
comon consent brewe ale and sell victualles for which our
neighbour Master Edwarde Easte upon a privat mallice caused
him to come before the right worshipfull Sir Richarde Grevis
who examined the cause of complaint and founde it soe
small, as that in his discrecion he thought the said
Weldes not worthye to be further trowbled, nevertheles, (
as we are crediblie enformed) the said Master Easte
contynuenge his mallice givethe out that he hath or will
endite or presente the said Weldes at the quarter sessions
or procure him to be forbidden to brewe or sell ale or
victualles and because the said Weldes in respecte of his
dwellinge neere unto the churche is very fytt for the
purpose (our parishe beinge much dispersed and a greate
parte therof farr distante from the churche and therfore
many are enforced to ride and to tary dinner) and
for that wee knowe him to be sufficient for the purpose
and to be of honeste behaviour we have [presumemed?] at
his requeste to comende the consideracion hereof unto
your worshipps intreatinge your lawefull favours towardes
him in that behalf; and so take leave this seconde of Januarye 1609

Your worshipps reddy to be commanded

  • Thomas Hopkins minister
  • Barnabe Este?
  • William Acocke senior
  • John [Hanne?] et
  • Edward [Brashaw?] [illegible]
  • Thomas Colmore
  • Thomas Foye
  • George Pensell
  • John [Conywoorthe?]
  • William [Marston?]
  • George Lindon
  • John Hopkins
  • William Billingsley
  • Richard Palmer
  • Richard Swyfte
  • George Bothe
  • Thomas [Depowd?]
  • John Bucknoll

[Examined septimo?] [illegible]
It ys thought fyt
that he contynue

The inhabitants of the parish of Leigh. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/75 (1610)

To the honourable Sir David Williams knight, one of his majesties
justices of assisses of the county of Wigorn.

The humble peticion of the inhabitantes of the parishe
of Lieghe in the said countye.

Sheweth that wheareas at the quarter sessions next after
Easter last past holden for the said countye, the inhabitantes
aforesaid were ordered to paye the weekely contribucion of xviii pence
towardes the relief of the poore of Sainte Johns in Bedwarden
in the said countye, and that your lordshipe (as your peticioners are
certifyed) thought fytt at your beinge in cercuite, the same order
shoulde be performed, soe your said peticioners were taxed to paye
accordinglye, but afterwardes your peticioners fyndinge themselves
chardged with poore in the same parishe to the nomber of 140 or
there aboutes, which were to be relived accordinge to the statute, over
and besides other of Suckley a neighbouring parishe adjoyninge beinge
visited with the sicknes gave informacion to his majesties said justices at
the next quarter sessions then followinge that they were by reason
thereof surchardged, who at that tyme dischardged your said peticioners
of the said contribucion for the causes aforesaid. Yet nevertheles so
yt is that sithence the said quarter sessionns somme of the said
justices notwithstandinge their former dischardge in the behaulf
have renewed their said chardge upon the said parishe, not onlye
to paye the arrerages of the said contribucion ever sithence
the said sessions next after Easter, but also have enjoyned
your peticioners hence furthe weekely to contribute towardes
their relief, Saint Johns not beinge of the same hundred
with them, and further your said peticioners are likewise chardged
with the weekely payment of v shillings for the relief of the poore
inhabitantes of the cittie of Worcester nowe infected.

Maye yt therefore please your good lordshipe (aswell in respect
of theis chardges aforesaid and other paymentes as also
in regard that the parishe of Sainte Johns is of an other
hundred, and that there are divers other parishes of that hundred
of greater hability to be taxed to that purpose) to countermaund
the said imposicion wherunto your lordship hath geven approbacion.
And your peticioners of Lieghe shalbe ever bond to pray for your lordships
long lief and happines.

8o November [1609?]
[illegible] this cause be considered of by the justices of the peace at
the next quarter sessions to be holden for the county of Wigorn

  • David Williams

The parishioners of the parish of Rock. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/80 (1610)

To the right worshipfull the Kinges majesties justyces
of the quorum and peace within this county
of Wigorn.

May it please your good worshippes to be advertized that at the
instance and requeste of John Lerego thelder beinge an aged
man; within our parishe of Rock: and a man of good conversacion
and honeste behaviour; amongest us his neighboures and
parishenores of the said parishe of Rock, at all tymes for
the space of this fyfty yeares and more paste, we therfore
whose names are under written; doe testyfy the truthe
of our knowledges unto your worshippes; (not only) of the honest
behaviour of the said John Leregoe; but alsoe of the fytnesse
and convenyency of the place where he dwelleth for the keeping
of vituallinge and ale sellinge; and hath used the said vitualling
and ale sellinge in that place for this eighte and forty
yeares paste or more the said place of his habitacyon
adjoyninge unto an highe way greatly frequented and used
dayly; and especially at such tymes as his majestyes counsell
doth lye at Beaudley: and for travelleres at all tymes
passinge to and fro over the the countrey. Thus much we hold
fytt in duty to signify unto your worshippes; in regard of
his honeste behaviour and the convenyency of the place; he beinge
a man soe fyttinge for soe good and necessary a purpose; to
whose due consideracyons in your wisdomes we leave him; and
you to God: humbly takinge our leaves restinge at your further
commaundemente. Rock: this eighte of January 1609:

Your worshippes humbly at commaund.

  • Humphrey [Juet?]
  • Richard Hubball churchwardens
  • William Tayler
  • Edward Brasier
  • Thomas Brasier
  • Henerie [Keenam?]

  • George Benson [illegible]
  • doctor rector ecclesie
  • William [W...?]
  • Thomas Harte
  • William Boroston
  • Roger Bynt
  • Thomas Touchstone
  • Thomas [Binte?]
  • Frauncis Michaell
  • George Southall
  • Lewes Dally

The inhabitants of Kidderminster. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/82 (1610)

To the right worshipful his majesties justices
of the peace for the countie
of Worcester.

The peticion of the inhabitantes
of the towne of Kitherminster

Shewing that Anthonie Wallis against whom the said
inhabitantes intended to preferr articles of his behaviour was
att the time of the drawing of the said articles of
the towne of Kitherminster and that the said Wallis
hereinge what course was intended for punishment of
his [liefe?] is since fledd to a place in Stafford
sheare wheare hee is att this present comorant called

Humbly Craveth your good worships that you
would vouchsafe to writte your worships letteres
to the justices of the peace for the
said countie of Stafford thereby
entreating them to graunt their
warrant to the constables and others
his majesties officers of the place where the
said Wallis ys now comorant for his
apprehension to answeare to such thinges as
on the behalf of he his said majestie shall
bee objected against him

The inhabitants of Bayton. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/84 (1610)


To the worshipfull the Kinges majesties justices
of the countye of Wigorn

Whereas heretofore complainte hath bene made of Thomas
Morely of Bayton aleseller, for sufferinge of abuses
and disorders committed in his howse, contrary to the
statute in that case provided: wee whose names are
underwritten have thoughte good to certifie unto you, the
greate wante of a victualler wilbe in that place if
he be putt downe, aswell in respecte of reliefe for
travellers, as provision for manie workemen neare
thereaboutes, whoe are there contynuallie provided
for, non other beinge there allowed to keepe victualing
neyther is there nowe anie within the same towne
soe fitt for that purpose; in regard he is a man of
honeste and cyville behavior, his chardge of children
very greate, and meanes smale to mayneteine
them but by his laboure, yf anie abuses have heretofor
bene committed, he will amend yt, and hath promised
hereafter to be very dilligente and carefull to
mayneteine and keepe good orders and government, and
doth not nore will not wittingly, or willingly suffer anie abuses to be
committed in his howse, and soe wee hope he will
contynue, if yt may stand with your good likinges
to allowe of him as heretofore he hath bene, without
the which he is scarce able to live, and mayneteine
his poore wife and familie, of whose honest
behaviour and poore estate, not doubtinge but you
will have due consideracion wee humbly take

Your worshipps humbly at commaundment

  • Thomas Woseley
  • Humfrey Moreley
  • Thomas Hill
  • Richard Waties
  • Thomas Bird
  • William Carter
  • Walter Comber
  • Humfrey Brian
  • Robert Tymberlake
  • Richard Hughes
  • Thomas Hill
  • John Berd
  • John Cookes
  • Humfrey [Geerse?]

  • Thomas Mey
  • George Shawe
  • clerke
  • John Bishoppe
  • John Whopper
  • Edward Hulett
  • Robert Hulett

for that yt seemeth
that this man ys
prosecuted by people
of lewd behaviour and
of mallice yt ys
referred unto Sir
William Walsh knight
whether he shalbe
suppressed or allowed
[Ep...?] septimo Regis

This sartificate was shewied to the justises of
the wholl benche at the last quarter secions
and was by them thought well of
desiringe yow and good master Simondes beinge
clarcke of the peace that I may have
your lawfull favour: and I have procured
two verie onest men to be bounde for

  • Richard Wyer
  • Roger Hay

Thomas Vincent parson and others of Pensax on behalf of Humfrey Brasyer. Ref.110 BA1/1/7/85 (1610)

Right worshipfull

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of
the peace within the countie of Worcester

Maye it please the same to be advertized that the berer hereof Humfrey Brasyer
whoe hath bene inhabiting within this parishe of Pensax for the
space of these twentie yeares together at the least and there
being a smyth by his trade hath honestly endevored to mayneteyne
himself his wief and many small children and likewiese
for the space of this twelve yeares nowe last past or
thereaboutes by himself and his wief have sought a further
ayde of livinge and maynetenance by aleselling thereunto
lycenced wherein both he his wief and famylye have so
very honestly behaved and demeaned themselves from
tyme to tyme that we whose names ar subscribed doe
humbly signifie unto your worships of his honest cariadge
and behaviour and of the fyttnes we thinke of the same his
fytt and necessary aleselling and vyctuallinge having
none other alehowse within the same parishe. Soe we
resting at your further comandment doe humbly take
our leaves from Pensax this sixte day of January

Your humble at comaund

  • Thomas Vincent parson [illegible] Stocton and Curate [illegible]
  • Thomas Taylor his

  • Leonard [Mon...?]
  • Henry Bradley
  • John Crouder
    his marke

  • William [Tailer?]
  • John [Whycth...?]
  • John Parker
  • John Bint
  • Frances Parker