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Worcestershire Quarter Sessions: 1618

Petitions to the Worcestershire Quarter Sessions.

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William Lyes. Ref.110 BA1/1/21/79 (1618)

To the right honourable Sir John Crooke knight one of the Kinges majesties justices of assizes and gayle deliverye for the countye of Worcester.

The humble peticion of William Lyes.

Most humblye sheweth, that whereas a robbery was committed in the hundred of Oswaldslowe in the countye aforesaide uppon one William Thorneburye, who had adjudged unto him for his damages the summe of xxii pounds x shillings and for which he had an accion against thinhabitantes of the saide hundred, and thereuppon had levyed by the sheriffe of the saide countye the summe of xx pounds thereof, afterwardes and above two yeares sithence the saide Thorneburye tooke forth an other execution against the saide inhabitantes for the residue being l shillings and thereuppon the then sheriffes baylieffes by vertue thereof, tooke awaye fyve of your peticioners beastes for the same l shillings whereby your peticioner was constrayned to borrowe l shillings to redeeme his saide cattell, which as yet is unsatisfyed.

His humble desire unto your lordshipp is, for that he is a verye poore man, and dwellinge in the parishe of Saint Marten neare the cittye of Worcester, and possesseth nothinge but what he taketh at a rackt rent, that you woulde be pleased to appointe where the saide l shillings shalbe levyed within the saide hundred for your peticioners ease, and the rather for that he hathe manye tymes peticioned to the justices of this county and cannot be releived therein.

And as duetye bindeth him, he shall daylie praye to allmightie God for your Lordshipps prosperitye.

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20 July 1618. The inhabitantes of the hundred we are to take order for the [...all?] and indifferent levieinge of it John Croke

1618 a rate of the hundred for the debt and chardge [war bal?] [hundred?] to ask of the constables if they refuse to bring them coram [just?] be bound to answere to levy of thinhabitantes by distresse but [first?] [illegible] of the court and chardges in [ret?] allowed etc.

Thomas Ferne of the parish of Norton, yeoman. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/10 (1618)

To the right worshipful the Kinges majesties justices of the peace within the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of Thomas Ferne of the parish of Norton in the county of Worcester aforesaid yeoman

Whereas there was proces directed unto the late sheriffe of this county for the levieinge of xx shillings to the Kinges majesties use of the inhabitantes of Norton aforesaid for not shewinge their measures before the clarke of the markett, the yeare before beinge the xiiiith yeare of his majesties raigne for which somme of xx shillings the said late sheriffe by his officers did distrayne the cattell of your peticioner whoe was thereupon enforced to pay the same and for the repayment thereof unto your peticioner and for the payment of other charges of the said parish there was a lewne made by the most and best inhabitantes of the said parishe and many of have paid their partes and some others doe refuse to pay what hath bene endifferently asseessed upon them may it therefore please your worships to graunt your warrant to the constable of the said parishe to collect the said sommes severally assessed and to distrayne of such as shall refuse to pay their partes whereby your said peticioner may have his money by him disbursed and your peticioner shall daylie pray for your worships prosperitie

Thomas Ferne

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warrant to the constable to levy

Henry Wilkes. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/11 (1618)

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

The humble peticion of Henry Wilkes

Shewinge, that he beinge charged with wief and two small children, hathe for the space of sixteene yeres laste paste, made his aboade in the Foreyate streete within the suburbs of the cittie of Worcester in the countie aforesaid, where he hath maintained him=self by his painefull laboure, in suche sorte, that neyther he nor his charge, hathe hitherto bene chargeable unto otheres, and whereas he had provided a house for him and his people, under one John Wright, upon his promise, not to displace youre peticioner duly payinge his rente whiles he woulde continue tenaunte there, which saide John Wright contrary to his said promise, hathe now latelye [expulsed?] youre peticioner forthe of the said house, without juste cause (as youre peticioner hopethe to make manyfeste to youre worshipps) and therefore he moste humblye besechethe youre good worshipps to commiserate his distressed estate, and that the saide John Wright may be ordered, to cause youre poore peticioner to continue his tenaunte of the premisses, whiles he shall paye his rente due therefore, as for=merly he was wonte, and the rather, then those poore people, whom Christe Jesus hathe dearely boughte, shulde be starved in the streete throughe the wynter smarte, wherein he and his poore painefull wief, shall ever pray to God, to rewarde yow plentifully.

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to stay in the house yf refuse the next justice to bynde etc. ad bene [ger?]

The inhabitants of Shipston upon Stour. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/12 (1618)

The peticion of the inhabitantes of Shipston upon Stower within the hundred of Oswalsloe and county of Wigorn.

May ytt please your good worshippes to be advertised that wheras att the generall session of the peace of our soveraigne lord the Kinges majestie holden att Wigorn, [mtis pt dlm?] pasche anno domini 1618 ytt was there amonge other thinges ordered, for the releiffe of the poore inhabitinge within the towne of Whistance that Tredington home, within the same hundred should weekly pay towardes the reliefe therof sixteene peence, soe ytt is that within the said home, the towne of Shipston upon Stower (beinge of itt selfe over chardged with a multitude of poore people, to the number of seavenscore householdes that are weekly releived therin which the inhabitantes therof are nott able to continue without further helpe, beinge within the same towne, nott more then thirtye housholdes, hable to contribute towardes the relieffe of their wantes) of which their owne estate and the great number of poore people, considered they humblye desire to be dischardged, in suche manner as shall seeme beste to your grave judgmentes

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  • Francis Hyckes
  • John White
  • William Whyte
  • Lawrence Whit
  • William Hunt
  • Thomas Wickens
  • Thomas Dowler
  • William [Kydsal?]
  • Hercules Rogers
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Blockley ordred to pay a third parte [Tr?] xvi [to?] [illegible]

Anthony Addames. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/13 (1618)

To the right worshippfull his majesties justices of the peace and quorum for the countie of Worcester your poore peticioner [Anthonie?] Addames

Right worshippfull your poore peticioner doeth give you to understand that he was borne in Stockton within this countie and have bine breed up in the same parish, and most of my tyme in service and have taken greate paynes for my livinge, all my tyme since I was able, and of late I fortuned to marrie with a honest younge woman and my parishnors not willinge I should bringe hir in the parish, sayinge we would breed a charge amongest them, then I tooke a house in Bewdly and there my wyfe doth yet dewll, and I my selfe doe worke in Stockton and in the confines there about and send or bringe my wyfe the best releefe I am able, and now the parish of Bewdly will not suffer hir to dewll there for doubte of further charge, right worshipfull I most humbly crave your good ayed and helpe in this my distress or else my poore wyfe and child are like to perrish without the dores

And this right worshippfull I doe humbly [illegible] crave that by your good helpe and order to the parish of Stockton I may have a house there, to bringe my wyfe and child unto, that I may helpe them the best I can, and your peticinor shalbe bound to pray for you while he lives

Joane Hall, wife of John Hall. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/21 (1618)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of the peace for the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of Joane the wieff of John Hall

Sheweinge that your peticioners husband beinge indebted to dyvers persons for dischardge thereof did bargaine and sell unto one George Palmer certene landes and tenementes in Suckeley in the said county whereunto your peticioner was intituled. And to thend your peticioner should yeld her consent unto the sale thereof the said George Palmer did promyse that your peticioner should continue and dwell in the howse her husband sold untill hee the said Palmer should erect and build her a newe howse within the said parish which promyse notwithstandine the said Palmer hath dispossessed your peticioner of the foresaid howse

Yt would therefore please your good worships to order the said Palmer that your peticioner may bee admitted to dwell in the said howse untill the said Palmer shall accordinge to his said promyse erect and build her another howse elswhere in the said parish and this for Goodes love

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to contynue [illegible] coram [illegible]

Daniel Hinton of St. Andrew Pershore. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/22 (1618)

To the right worshipfull the Kinges majesties justices of the [com?] of Worcester

Right worshipfull may it please you to be advertised that I Daniell Hinton of the parishe of Sainte Andrewes in Pershore brother to Edmond Hinton of the saied place which the saied Edmond Hinton with his wiffe are both deceased sithence Christmas last and have left behind them fower poore smale children which doth ly at my charge as that beinge a poore man and have a charge of my owne to defend I would entreet your good worships favour that they may be releived accordinge to lawe in the parishes where they were borne, ther one of them was borne in Pershowe ii of them at Bushops Norton by Worcester the other was borne at Pipleton I the sayd Daniell Hinton of sent one of them to Norton to the parishe where they were borne and they refuse to keepe it by reason they have not a warrent to doe it from the bench I would entreate yower good worships in this behalfe do graunt a warrent in this case in regard of the poore orphans or else they are like to perish and unles they be charitable holpen and releived

Yours in all humblenes

  • Daniell Hinton
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to be sent to the parishes to be relieved

The inhabitants of the Tything of Whistones. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/23 (1618)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of the peace for the [countye?] of Wigorn.

These are to certifye you that accordinge to your charitable order for the relieffe of our poore of the tithinge of Whistons we have demanded it and cannot have it payd unto us, namelye Tredington home is behinde with us for the last quarter from v shillings i penny and for this quarter since Easter hetherto ix shillings iiii pence, Holdfast and Estingeton are iii shillings behinde with us, Allchurch is behinde with us iii shillings. Stokeprior xviii pence, theese are therfore to desire your charitable favour and furtherance that we may have what your order did alow, beseechinge also the continuance of your worshipfull dealing towardes us, without the which would manye shuld perishe amonge us, for which your tender care over us we shall ever be bound to praye for the longe continuance of your happye healthes and prosperitye

Youre poore peticioners of the tithing of Whistance.

Randell Weaver, John Nash and John Farmer on behalf of Eldersfield. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/24 (1618)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of peace, for the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of Randell Weaver gentleman John Nash and John Farmer for and on the behalffe of the parish of Eldersfield in the said countie

Sheweinge that the said parish of Eldersfield is greately burthened and chardged with manie poore people, and theyre chardge encreaseth more and more daielie (their said chardge happeninge by reason of entermarriadge of young people of out parishes into the said parish of Eldersfield) in soe much that the number of poore people is soe encreased that the said parish is not able to maineteine one part of them without much impoverishinge of the inhabitantes of the said parish

All which beinge by your worshipps duely considered the peticioners humbly crave your worshipps ayde and assistance aswell for the lestninge of their present chardge as for the preventeinge of the future that maie come and growe unto the said parish unlesse some speedye and lawefull course bee taken in this beehalffe: And that yt would alsoe please your good worshipps that the said parish maye have succor and helpe for the mainetenance of theire poore of some neighbour parish accordinge to lawe

The names and number of the poore wherewith the said parish is chardged videlicet

Wydowe Dobbes and fyve poore children Issabell Lewys wydowe and fower children Three children fatherles and motherlesse Isabell Wynn Phillip Leadeington Jane Burton Steven Surman and his wieffe, Margery Sandy and her daughter, Walter Turner and twoe children Twoe children of Allexander Mans Thomas Barber his wieffe and three children William Tomes his wieffe and fower children John Spraseys his wieffe and three children Jane Jones and twoe children Anne [Dove?] and one child Clement Stocke Wydowe Cox and two children Frauncis Gattfieldes bastard

The some gyven unto the said poore the last yere [illegible] was xix pounds

Like to be chardgeable to the said parish and newly comen

John Starkey and his wieffe dwellinge in a cottage of William Cookes

Gyeles Cooke and his wieffe dwellinge in howse with his wyves mother tenante for terme of lieffe Joane Whittle

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warrant to thoverseers to take the goodes of the reputed father into ther handes for relief of that bastard [the?] chardge [not?] [extraordinary?]

John Morgan, prisoner in gaol. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/26 (1618)

To the right worshipfull his majesties justices of the peace for the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of John Morgan prisoner in gaole within the said county

Whereas your peticioner by the false accusacion of Abell Wood was comitted to the gaole of the said county by the right worshipfull Fraunces Dingley esquire and hath contynued in the said gaole ever since the last quarter sessions in great extremyty, yt would therefore please your good worships that your peticioner maye bee tryed uppon the said accusacion att this present quarter sessions and your peticioner shalbee dayly bounde to pray for your worshipps and this for Godes [illegible] love

John Perkes of Bewdley. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/6 (1618)

To the right worshipfull the Kinges majesties justices of the peace within the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of John Perkes of Bewdley

Whereas ther was proces directed unto the late sheriffe of this county for the levieinge of xx shillings to the Kinges majesties use of the inhabitantes within the constablewicke of Ribsford for not shewinge their measures before the clarke of the markett the last yeare before beinge the xiiiith yeare of his majesties raigne for which said somme of xx shillings the said sheriffe did by his officers distrayne one mare of your peticioners whoe was inforced thereupon to pay the some may it therefore please your worships (that for asmuch as your said peticioner is an inhabitante of an other constable wicke out of which the like somme is already paid to the said sheriffe for the like offence) to graunt your warrant unto the constable and inhabitantes of the said constable=wicke of Rip Ribford to levy and collect the same somme of xx shillings and make payment thereof unto your worships said peticioner togeather with ii shillings x pence charges which he hath expended therein as of right [I?] he trusteth they ought to doe and your said peticioner will dayly pray for your worships prosperity.

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[ordered cost?] to levy

Margaret Biddle. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/7 (1618)

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

The humble peticion of Margarett Biddle

Shewinge that whereas at the generall session of the peace holden for the said countie on the xxxth day of Aprill 1617 it pleased youre good good worshipps to order that the churchewardens and overseeres of the poore in the parishe of Droitwiche within this countie shulde weekely pay every sabaothe daye eight pence towardes her necessarye relief, and forasmuche as the said officeres have not performed the said order in faylinge to make payment of eleaven shillinges and other arrerriges which is sithence the makinge of the said order, behinde and unpaied unto her beinge verye poore and impotent which is to her greatt hinderance, and may tende to her utter and ever undoinge, unlesse some speadye coursse may be herein taken for her more necessary relief whereof she moste humblye cravethe youre pitifull consideracions, and the rather then the poore creature whom Christe Jesus hathe dearelye boughte shulde perishe, which otherwise she can by noe meanes avoide, who acordinge to her bounden dutie shall ever pray for for the longe continuance of youre happye healthes.

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ordered warrant etc

John Stanton of Saint Johns in Bedwardine. Ref.110 BA1/1/28/9 (1618)

To the right worshipful the Kinges majesties justices of the peace within the county of Worcester

The humble peticion of John Stanton of Saint Johns in Bedwardine in the county of Worcester

Whereas there was proces directed unto the late sheriffe of this county for the levieinge of xx shillings to the Kinges majesties use of the inhabitantes of Saint Johns aforesaid for not shewinge their measures before the clarke of the markett the yeare before beinge the xiiiith yeare of his majesties raigne for which somme of xx shillings the said late sheriffe did by his officers distrayne the goodes of your said peticioner may it therefore please your worships to graunt your warrant to the constables and inhabitantes of Saint Johns aforesaid to levy and collect the same [illegible] somme of xx shillings and make payment thereof to the said sheriffe or his officer thereunto authorized whereby your peticioner may have his goodes restored unto him and your said peticioner will dayly pray for your worships prosperitie.

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rate etc