Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1563

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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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46-50

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1563', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 46-50. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65932 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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1563

30 May, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Islyngton co. Midd. on the said day, Christofer Jakson late of London yoman stole a black gelding worth sixteen pounds, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Percy of Islyngton esq. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Christofer Jakson was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

14 June, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Clement's-Danes within the Duchy of Lancaster, on view of the body of Robert Bocken late of the said parish, there lying dead: With Verdict that on the—th inst. about four p.m. the said Robert Bocken went into the Thames near the Savoy Steyres with the intention of bathing in the river (ea intencione vt navigaret et seipsum lavaret), and that whilst in the water he was seized with the cramp so that he could not get out of the water, and consequently was drowned. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

25 July, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Ickenham co. Midd. on the said day, John Smyth gentleman, Edmund Smythe gentleman, Hawtrey Smyth gentleman, Robert Barenger yoman, Thomas Vyncent laborer, Robert Upton laborer, James Barenger . . . ., Richard Herne yoman, Richard Cluck laborer, George Dovey laborer, Richard Chambre laborer, Richard Stanbridge carpenter, John Ferne laborer, John . . . . husbondman, Amphilisia Leuell spinster, Alice Adams widow, Isabel Hale spinster, Agnes Hale . . . ., all late of Ryslippe co. Midd., and Goodlack Drawater laborer, John Smyth laborer, John Adams laborer, William Waite laborer, Thomas Smythe laborer, Isabel Smyth spinster, and Margaret Exton spinster assembled in warlike manner, and broke riotously into the close of William Says gentleman, and unlawfully carried away four wain-loads of wheat there late growing, belonging to the said William Says and worth twelve pounds. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

— August, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Olde Braneford co. Midd. on view of the body of Margaret Chaunte, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 12th inst. in the said parish, the said Margaret Chaunt, at the instigation of the devil, put an end to her life by cutting her throat with a knife worth two-pence, so that she died on the same day. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

— August, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on view of the body of a certain male infant: With Verdict that, on the 9th inst. in a bedroom in the dwelling house of Rose Mannynges widow at Clarkenwell, Joan Damporte late of the said parish spynster brought forth the said infant, living at the time of birth, and forthwith assaulted and murdered it. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

18 August, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hampton co. Midd. on view of the body of George Norton, late of the said parish yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 14th inst. about eight p.m. at Hampton, a certain Thomas Tymperley late of the same parish esq. was shooting with bow and arrow at certain goals in the Great Parke of Hampton aforesaid, when he shot from his bow an arrow, that, striking George Norton on the head, gave him a mortal blow, of which he died on the following day.—This detached parchment is so mutilated and defaced that it no longer affords some particulars requisite for a more full and precise account of the misadventure.

24 August, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Paul Bande, late of London yoman, stole two gold rings worth thirty shillings, and a gold ring with a precious stone called "a cornelye" set in it worth eight shillings, of the goods and chattels of Richard Whetnall. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Paul Bande asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

25 August, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Sunburye co. Midd. on view of the body of Francis Burdenals late of the said parish carter: With Verdict that he died on the 19th instat Sunburye aforesaid by Divine Visitation. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

27 August, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westminster on view of the body of John Hutte late of the said city yoman: With Verdict that he died in the said city, on the 25th inst. about eight p.m., by Divine Visitation and not from being beaten (et non ex verberacione aliqua obiit). G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

4 September, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fyncheley co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Turner yoman, John Church yoman, and . . . . yoman, all three late of London, broke burglariously into the house of Stephen Walbancke, and stole therefrom divers pieces of woollen thread called "wollen yearne" worth twenty shillings, divers pieces of "lynnyn yearne" worth twenty shillings, and a piece of woollen cloth called "a remnant of cloth" worth three shillings, and a piece of linen cloth worth three shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Stephen Walbanck. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Thomas Turner and John Church were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

17 October, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill of the said date, that at Highholburne co. Midd. on the night of the said day, Gilbert Hawkyns and Marmaduke Huyson alias Clerke, late of London yomen, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Christopher Barnerde at Highholburne co. Midd., and stole therefrom "sex catinas argenti vocatas silver plattes, xii pecias argenti vocatas small silver disshes, xii acetabulos argenti vocatos silver sawcers, duas calices argenti vocatas silver bowles, duas alias calices argenti vocatas silver saltes, duo pocula argenti vocata aile pottes, et sex coclearia argenti vocata silver spoynes, continent' per estimacionem iiii C et L vncias ad valenciam cxlli.", of the goods and chattels of Peter Nott gentleman; and further that Roger Tanner late of Westminster co. Midd. yoman, knowing the said burglary to have been committed by the said Gilbert Hawkyns and Marmaduke Huyson alias Clerk, after its commission aided and comforted the said two burglars.—A memorandum at the foot of the bill certifies that, at the Session held on 3 December 8 Eliz., Gilbert Hawkyns was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 10 Oct., 7 Eliz.

11 November, 5 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chesweke co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Diconson gentleman, Thomas Howward yoman, both late of Westminster, Thomas Pynchester late of Chesweke yoman, and Joan Sheefe late of London widow, broke into the dwelling-house of William Typsell gentleman, and stole therefrom two fyne paire of sheetes worth forty shilings, and two woollen cloth coats lined with lambs' and conyes' skins worth five pounds. All the persons so indicted were at large. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

16 November, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hackney co. Midd. on view of the body of Henry Goslinge, late the servant of Sir Roger Cholmeley knt., there lying dead: With Verdict that, as he was journeying in his said master's service with instructions for George Lynnet, constable of Hackney, the said Henry Goslinge came into conflict with one James Jacques alias Gambold late of . . . . yoman and one John de Love alias Wolfe late of Stebunhethe yoman, when he (the said Henry Goslinge) and James Jacques drew their swords and fought together, in which affray the said James, being aided and abetted by John de Love, with his sword gave Henry Goslinge on the back and left part of his head a mortal wound, of which he died on the 15th inst. On his arraignment John de Love put himself ' Not Guilty' and was acquitted. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that, at the Gaol Delivery of 18 Dec., 7 Eliz., James Jaques produced in court the Queen's Pardon under the Great Seal of his felony in slaying Henry Goslinge, dated on some day of the last previous month. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

— November, 5 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on view of the body of Margaret Yeoghen late of the said parish, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 13th inst. between six and seven p.m. in the dwelling-house of Nicholas Yemans of the aforesaid parish, Margaret Yeoghen at the instigation of the devil put an end to her own life by hanging herself with a . . . . (? girdle) worth two-pence, to a certain beam of the same house, against the peace crown and dignity of the Lady the Queen. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

2 December, 6 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Iseldon co. Midd. on the said day, Mathew Rayner, William Myles, William Fowler, and Bartholomew Whytt alias Grey, all late of London yomen, stole a baye stonyd horse worth three pounds, a dunne gelding worth fiftythree shillings and four pence, and a black "curtail geldinge" worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Franke. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Matthew Rayner and William Myles were sentenced to be hung. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Bartholomew Whytt was acquitted. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Fowler was reprieved without judgment. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that on 31 July, 6 Eliz., William Fowler produced in court the Queen's Pardon under the Great Seal, dated 19 June last past. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.

5 December, 6 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Highegate within the parish of St. Pancras co. Midd. (apud Highegate infra parochiam Sancti Pancratii) on the said day, John Crofton late of London tailor stole a linen shirt worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Roger Cholmeley in the custody of William Robinson, one of the Queen's servants, and two linen shirts worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Robinson aforesaid. Putting himself 'Guilty' and pleading his clergy, John Crofton was delivered to the Ordinary. G. D. R., 15 Dec., 6 Eliz.