Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1555

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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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21-26

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1555', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 21-26. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65925 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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1555

24 February, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, Robert Lawton alias Lawson, Anthony Evance and Ralph Taillour, all late of London yomen, stole a browne-blewe coat faced with damaske worth three pounds, a leather purse worth sixteen pence, twenty-six shillings in numbered money, a man's cloak "of the new colour" worth twenty shillings &c. &c., of the goods, chattels and moneys of William Barlowe of London citizen and clothworker. G. S. P. R., . . . . 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

3 April, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Tottenham Highecrosse co. Midd. on the said day, John Porter late of London yoman entered the dwellinghouse of John Stooe and stole therefrom a woollen-cloth coat "colons blodii" worth twenty shillings, a woollencloth coat "coloris marble" worth twenty shillings, a doublet of "milleyn fustyan" worth nine shillings and sixpence, "a jerkyn of buckes leather" worth fourteen shillings, three pairs of white woollen cloth breeches worth twelve shillings, a sword worth six shillings and eightpence, another sword worth six shillings and eightpence, a dagger worth two and eightpence, a pair of gloves worth eightpence, and a comb worth twopence, of the goods and chattels of John Stooe. G. S. P. R., Easter, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

1 May, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day and at divers other times John Bartholmewe of Saynte Mary Spytle co. Midd. gentleman, otherwise styled John Bartylmewe of Saynte Mary Spytle taylor, made, coined and counterfeited three pieces of false money of false and mixed metal, viz. of copper and tin and other false metals, of the likeness and size of the current 'testornes' (similitudinis et magnitudinis currentium Testorum Anglie vocatorum testornes), the value of each of which 'testornes' of good copper and lawful money is sixpence; and that having so made, coined and counterfeited the said 'testornes,' he put them forth and uttered them for true and lawful money at Norton Foldegate: And Further that, knowing a certain Charles Dymok late of London yoman had feloniously made, coined and fabricated in the likeness of true money at Upcote co. Devon, four pieces called Pystolates of false and mixed metal, viz. of copper and tin and other false mixed metals, the aforesaid John Bartholmewe received, harboured and comforted the same Charles at Saynt Mary Spytle. I. R., . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

12 May, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at Popler, Nicholas Lott late of Popler waterman assaulted John Newland late of the same place, and with 'a bote hooke' gave him on the fore part of his head a mortal blow, of which he then and there died. I. R., 30 June, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

22 May, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Highholburn co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Bentley of Holburn aforesaid baker with "a byll" assaulted John Lyon then and still being Mayor of the City of London, when the same John Lyon in the execution of his office was weighing the same Richard Bentley's loaves of bread, even as all Mayors of London from time immemorial have been accustomed to weigh the loaves of bakers in Holburn; and that by so assaulting him, Richard Bentley hindered and obstructed the same Mayor of London in the execution of his said office. I. R., 29 May, 1 & 2 Phil. and Mary.

1 June, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Shoreditch on the said day, Richard Smyth of Shoreditch yoman seditiously and publicly uttered these words, viz. 'That the Quene is dead,' in disregard of the Act of Parliament of 1 & 2 Philip and Mary against spreading false reports respecting the said King or Queen. The judgment of the Court, delivered on 5 July, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary, at Westminster, being that the said Richard Smyth be put in the pillory in the public market-place, that both his ears be cut off within the next month, that he pay a fine of one hundred pounds to the use of the said King and Queen, and further remain in prison for three months. G. D. R., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

18 June, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day, Richard Drewrye baker, John Welshe, John Faith, John Phettey (?) yoman, all four of the city of Westminster, together with some ten unknown persons riotously and by force took possession of a certain cottage in Westminster, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral church of St. Peter, and having thus unlawfully dispossessed the said Dean and Chapter of their said cottage still keep them out of it. I. R., 15 Jan., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

26 June, 1 & 2 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Edgeware on the said day, John Herne late of Edgeware co. Midd. taylor, assaulted his wife with a brome, and kicked her on the right side under the ribs, and by so kicking her gave her a mortal blow of which she languished till the seventh day of the following July, when she died from the said blow:—the particulars of the murder being thus given in the language of the bill, "Johannes Herne &c. &c. vi et armis, scilicet cum uno scopo vocato a brome in quandam Johannam Herne nuper vxorem predicti Johannis Herne apud Edgware predictam insultum fecit ac ipsam Johannam cum pedibus suis super dextrum latus subter costas ejusdem Johanne tunc et ibidem felonice percussit, dans eidem Johanne tune et ibidem cum pedibus suis predictis vnum ictum siue plagam mortalem de quo quidem icto (sic) siue plaga mortali predicta Johanna apud Edgeware predictam in comitatu predicto a predicto xxvito die Junii vsque viium. diem Julii annis &c. predictis in comitatu predicto languebat quo quidem vii°. die Julii &c. predicta Johanna &c. &c. de ictu siue plaga predicta obiit." I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

14 July, 1 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day, at the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Ethelbert Warner late of Pitstorne co. Bucks, taylor, stole a silver-gilt chalice worth fifty-two shillings, a red velvet vestment worth forty shillings, a blue satin vestment worth twenty-six shillings and eight pence, and two linen albes worth . . . ., of the goods and chattels of the parishioners of the parish-church of Pytstorne aforesaid, in the custody of Henry Walker and William Pyng guardians of the goods and ornaments of the said parish-church, then being in the parish of St. Gyles-in-the-Fields. I. R., . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

17 August, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at High Holborn co. Midd. on the said day, Simon Cosyn, late of Saffron Walden co. Essex yoman, stole and carried away a cope of redde sylke worth thirty-six shillings and eight pence, an aulter cloth of lynen worth twelve pence, "unum indumentum de panno lineo vocatum an awlbe of lynen cloth" worth six shillings and eight pence, "vnam amiseam de panno lineo vocatam an ames of lynen cloth" worth two shillings, a sacring bell worth two pence, and a piece of linen cloth called "a corporasse cloth" worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of the parishioners of the parish-church of Arkesden co. Essex, in the custody of George Louve and William Taillour, guardians of the goods and ornaments of the aforesaid church at High Holborn co. Midd. I. R., 20 Sept., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

12 September, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Bunhill co. Midd. on the said day, Nycholas Palmer late of London tayllour assaulted James A'Chaulton, and with a sword murdered the same James. Nicholas Palmer put himself 'Guilty,' and subsequently received pardon by Letters Patent, dated 1 May, 3 & 4 Phil. and Mary. I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

29 September, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at Uxbridge and other places, John Lorkyng late of Stanmer co. Midd. laborer bought of certain unknown persons a quarter of wheat and regrated the same, against the peace of the said King and Queen, and against the form of the statute in a matter of this kind published an provided. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

29 September, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day at Uxbridge co. Midd. a certain . . . . bought a quarter of wheat of certain persons unknown and regrated the same. G. S. P. R. Michaelmas, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

26 October, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—Coroner's Inquisition-post mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Simon Cofyn late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Simon died on the same day within the gaol by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 20 April, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

1 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Wyncherhill near Edmonton co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Nicholas late of London yoman stole a cow "coloris Redd Brandon" worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Grey of St. Eddes co. Huntyngton. With four other True Bills against Robert Nicholas for stealing cows on the same day at Edmonton. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Robert Nicholas asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. I. R., 7 December, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

10 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, on the said day in the highway at Gonnerby co. Lincoln, Dionisius Thymbleby gentleman, Stephen Corlycke yoman, Michael Burded yoman and John Graye yoman, all four of Grantham co. Lincoln, made an assault on John Oker gentleman, one of the receivers of the said King and Queen in the county of Lincoln, and on John Morres, servant of the said John Oker, and so maltreated them that' their lives were despaired of, and bound them hand and foot with cords, and robbed them of two hundred pounds in numbered money, of the goods and chattels moneys of the said King and Queen, then being in the custody of the said John Oker at Gonnerbye; and that on the 15th and 16th of the same month at Islynton co. Midd. . . . . Postlett feloniously entertained the aforesaid Nicholas Burded at a common inn called The Crowne, and feloniously received of him forty marks, part of the said two hundred pounds. G. S. P. R., Easter, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

13 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Shordyche on the said day, Elizabeth Apriseley late of London spynster stole four pounds six shillings and eightpence in numbered money, a black worsted kyrtle worth twenty shillings, a red woollen woman's petycote worth ten shillings, a pair of worsted shoes worth two shillings and four pence, a black worsted apron worth five shillings, five linen neckerchers worth five shillings, six linen kerchers worth fifteen shillings, nine linen rayles worth eighteen shillings, five linen cappeclothes worth twelve shillings, one pair of fustean sleeves worth twenty pence, four linen aprons worth three shillings, &c. of the goods and chattels of Walter Jhones at Shordyche co. Midd. aforesaid. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Elizabeth Apriseley pleaded pregnancy (plit' pregn'). I. R., 23 March, 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

14 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Edelmeton co. Midd. on the said day, Andrew Cooke and John Smyth, both late of Tottenham co. Midd. bochers, stole twelve sheep called wethers, of the goods and chattels of Henry Cade. Andrew Cooke put himself 'Guilty.' I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

15 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Arnold Symon late of London yoman stole eleven longe bowes, worth twenty-four shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Earl of Pembroke. I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

29 November, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Shordyche co. Midd. on the said day, George Ector late of London yoman stole a brown ox worth twenty-six shillings and eight-pence, and another ox of the same colour worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Clementes Siceley of Estham co. Essex gentlewoman. George Ector put himself 'Guilty.' I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

3 December, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Hampstead (sic) co. Midd. on the said day, John Hanbrooke late of London yoman assaulted Margaret Adamson "et ipsam Margaretam contra voluntatem suam rapuit et carnaliter cognovit." I. R., 7 Dec., 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

21 December, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Uxbridge on the said day between five and six p.m., George Hopperton late of London yoman broke into the house of a certain John Rayner and stole therefrom two silver goblettes parcell-gilt worth four pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, a parcell-gilt silver cup with a cover worth three pounds six shillings and eightpence, a parcell-gilt silver salt-cellar worth three pounds six shillings and eight pence, six parcell-gilt silver spoons worth forty shillings, and a linen - cloth pillowber worth twenty pence. Putting himself 'Guilty,' George Hopperton had judgment. G. D., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.

24 December, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Peter Williams late of London yoman stole a silver-gilt goblet worth fifty-three shillings and four pence, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Sponer of London goldsmyth. Putting himself ' Guilty,' Peter Williams had judgment. G. D., . . . . 2 & 3 Phil. and Mary.