Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1554

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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17-21

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1554', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 17-21. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65924 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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1554

4 June, 1 Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Uxbridge co. Midd., on view of the body of Thomas Alleyn, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 31 May last past at Uxbridge aforesaid, John Tyrrell, late of Chalfount St. Peter co. Bucks, yoman, was in God's and the Queen's peace, when the aforesaid Thomas Alleyn "vi et armis viz. gladiis" assaulted him with the intention of slaying him, and that, after doing his utmost to withdraw from the affray thus forced upon him, John Tyrrell, fighting in lawful selfdefence, with a forrest-byll gave Thomas Alleyn on the right ride of his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 3rd of the instant June. G. D. R., . . . . 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

20 June, 1 Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Radclyff co. Midd. on view of the body of Robert Wanles maryner, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 10th inst. at Radclyff aforesaid, the said Robert Wanles died by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 25 Sept., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

27 June, 1 Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day, at Harrowesuper-montem, Morgan Tracye late of Harrowe-super-montem aforesaid stole forty-four shillings in numbered money, being in a purse of leather worth one penny, of the goods, chattels and moneys of John A' Probert. I. R., . . . . 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.

28 June, 1 Mary. Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Isoldon co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Cole carter, there lying dead: With Verdict that, in the highway at Isoldon aforesaid on the 1st inst., the same Thomas was in a wagon sitting on a kylderkyn full of beer, when he fell asleep and so sleeping fell by mischance off the kylderkyn "inter epirediam vocat' bytwene the Rayve Stayves" at the back of the wagon, with such violence that his head was crushed. G. D. R., 25 Sept., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

8 July, 2 Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Jane Drew late of Westminster spinster broke into the house of Thomas Prendergert at Westminster, and stole therefrom a woollen cloak of shepe-russet color worth six shillings, and a little red woollen tunic worth six shillings, "vnam tunicellam vocatam A Warte de panno laneo coloris Russett ad valenciam iiis. iiid.," and nine shillings in numbered money in a leather-purse worth a half-penny, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Thomas Prendergert. . . . . Putting herself 'Guilty,' Jane Drewe pleaded her pregnancy. I. R., 29 Aug., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

8 July, 2 Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Popler co. Midd. on view of the body of Elizabeth Averye spinster, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the same 8th of July, Elizabeth Averye aforesaid at the instigation of the devil hung herself with a piece of rope, worth a halfpenny. G. D. R., 25 Sept., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

8 July, 2 Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Tutehill Strete in the Liberty of the city of Westminster, on view of the body of Richard Hale alias Hales, late of the said city yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 17th of May last past, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields near Charyng Crosse, Laurence Coottes late of Westminster yoman was in God's and the Queen's peace, in a certain place there under the wall called "Seynt James Newe Parke Wall," and in the highway there leading to "le Hyde Parke Corner," when Richard Hale "gladiis baculis et cultellis" assaulted him with the intention of wounding him; and that, after withdrawing from the same Richard Hale even to a diche of water, lying within the aforesaid highway, near the aforesaid "Seynt Jamez Newe Parke Wall," and after doing his utmost to avoid the affray thus forced upon him, Laurence Cootes, fighting in lawful self-defence and for the preservation of his life, with his sword, called "a bake-sword," gave Richard Hale on the left side of his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 19th of the same month of May.—The length of the time between the death and inquest is noteworthy. G. D. R., 25 Sept., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

17 July, 2 Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day Lawrence Colbecke late of London yoman feloniously entered the dwelling-house of William Kyne tallowchaundeler, and stole therefrom a goblett of silver parcel-gilte worth four pounds. I. R., . . . . 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

6 August, 1 & 2 PHILIP and MARY.—True Bill that, at Holloway in the parish of Iseldon co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Rowlesley and Thomas Williamson, both late of London yomen, assaulted William Tyse, bound him with cords, and robbed him of a woollen cloth coat of shepe-russett colour worth ten shillings, a dagger worth twenty pence, and two shillings and six-pence in numbered money. Both robbers put themselves 'Guilty,' and had judgment. I. R., 29 Aug., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

22 August, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster in the night of the said day between ten and eleven p.m., Alexander Daragh late of the same city baker assaulted Robert Hyll late of Westminster and a constable thereof, whilst in the performance of his duty in the house of Robert Most, and watching the same house for its disorderly rule, and that with a dagger called a Skottyshe dagger the said Alexander gave Robert Hill in the left part of his body a mortal blow of which he then and there died. Confessing the indictment, Alexander had judgment. I. R., 29 Aug., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

27 August, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at Kensington co. Midd., Roger Longe late of London yoman broke into the close of Thomas Peychey and stole therefrom a brown ox worth twenty-six shillings and eightpence and a pyed black ox worth twenty-six shillings and eightpence. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Roger Longe asked for the book, read like a clerk, was branded and delivered to the Ordinary. I. R., 29 Aug., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

29 August, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Kentystowne co. Midd. on the said day, John Read of St. Martin's-in-theFields near Charynge Crosse gentleman, John Frankelyn of Westminster yoman, John Parke of the same city yoman, Robert Wyse of the same city yoman, Robert Read of the same city yoman, Thomas Mussage of the same city surgeon, William Frenche of the same city tyler, Robert Nowse of the same city sadler, and William Neale of the same city laborer, with some twelve unknown persons assembled in warlike manner, and riotously broke into a certain messuage, parcel of the prebend or rectory of Cantelour within the cathedral church of St. Paul, and expelled from the said messuage John Fecknam clerk, and keep him out of the same messuage even until now. I. R., 8 Sept., 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

31 August, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, Robert Smythe of Harrowe Well co. Midd. and James Lydgold of Acton co. Midd. laborers broke into and entered the water of John Warren at Harrowe Well and with a net took therefrom a hundred fishes called carps worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said John Warren. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

21 September, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, John Gardener of London gentleman, and William Chester of the parish of St. Clement Danes yoman, and John Potter yoman and John Wheler tayllour, both of the said parish, riotously and by force took possession of the nineteen cottages of a certain William Steyke alias Evyn in the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd., and having so disseized the said William Steyke alias Evyn still keep him out of the said cottages. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

1 October, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day, Thomas Hungerford gentleman, Robert Tuckfurthe gentleman, John Shelley husbandman, Thomas Kyllye husbandman and Thomas Collyn husbandman, all of Chelsey co. Midd., riotously and by force of arms entered a certain messuage or rectory, called the parsonage of Chelsey, with its appurtenances at Chelsey, and dispossessed Richard Myers, rector of the parish-church of Chelsey, of the said parsonage, and having so dispossessed him still keep him out of his said parsonage, even to this 4th day of October. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

4 November, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisitionpost-mortem, taken at Clerkenwell co. Midd. on view of the body of John Grove late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, about 4 p.m. on 4 August last past Henry Snellying late of London yoman, and late the servant of Sir Morice Dennys knt., was in God's and the King's and Queen's peace at Clerkenwell aforesaid, in the highway leading to Islyngton, when John Grove, armed with a sword and buckler assaulted him with the intention of wounding him; and that, after retreating from his assailant, even to a diche in the same highway, near Seynt John's Wall, and doing his utmost to escape from the affray so forced upon him, Henry Snellyng, fighting in lawful self-defence, with a sword gave John Grove on his right leg above the knee a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., . . . . 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

22 November, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Henry ap-William alias Henry Williams late of the said city yoman, between the hours of six and seven p.m., broke into the mansion-house "cujusdam gutterolopis" of the Lord Steward of the said King at Westminster, and stole therefrom a box of wood worth three shillings and fourpence, an iron caskett worth twenty shillings being within the aforesaid wooden box, a silk purse worth five shillings, forty-eight pistelettes of gold worth fourteen pounds and sixteen shillings, three French crowns of gold worth nineteen shillings, thirty-six Spanyshe royalles of silver worth eight pounds and sixteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said 'Gutterolopis' at Westminster: and Further that William Apheughe Aprobert late of Westminster yoman was an accomplice in the said felony before its commission, and a receiver of the said chattels and money after they were stolen. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Henry-ap-William and William Apheuge asked for the book, read like clerks, and were delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.