23 March, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem,
taken at Hackney co. Midd., on view of the body of Juliana Lerede late
of the said parish spynster, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the
12th instant, the said Juliana, being sick and weak in the dwelling-house
of her master,' a certain Anthony Trywood of Hackney gentleman, died
by Divine Visitation "de quodam morbo vocat' the plague," and in no
other way. G. D. R., 7 October, 21 Eliz.
26 April, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William
Fletewood esq. J.P. and Recorder of the city of London, of Thomas
Wattes of St. Johns Strete in Clarkenwell co. Midd. blacksmyth, in
the sum of one hundred pounds; For his appearance at the next
Gaol Delivery of Newgate, and in the mean time for his good conduct
towards all people. G. D. R, 2 May, 21 Eliz.
1 May, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before William
Fletewood esq. J.P. and Recorder of the city of London, of William
Curle of Enfield yoman, Henry Campion of London mercer, and
Nicholas Spencer of the same city merchant-taylor, in the sum of
fifty pounds each; For the said William Curie at the next Gaol
Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to all such things as
may be objected against him. G. D. R., 2 May, 21 Eliz.
1 May, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Old Streat co. Midd. on the
said day, Josselin Turnor, Thomas Randall, Robert Alison, Robert Pinchebecke and Thomas Saddleton, all of London bruers, with many unknown
pesons, assaulted Elizabeth Burton wife of Richard Burton, and beat and
maltreated her so that her life was despaired of.—Also, touching the
same affair, True Bill that at Old Streat co. Midd. on the same day,
Thomas Froste iron-monger, and the aforementioned Robert Alyson,
Josselin Turnor, Thomas Randall, Robert Pynchebecke and Thomas
Saddeler (sic), all of London bruers, with many unknown disturbers of
the peace, violently assaulted Elizabeth Burton, wife of Richard Burton,
and Peter Blackwell, servant of the same Richard.—Also, touching
the same affair, that on the said 1st day of May the same rioters made
violent and unlawful entry on a certain tenement in Old Streat,
belonging to the same Richard Burton. G. D. R., 2 May, 21 Eliz.
20 July, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Elyng co. Midd. on
the said day, Edward Smythe gentleman and James Darker yoman,
both late of Acton, stole a dun ("doun") mare, of the goods and
chattels of Mary . . . . of Elyng.—Also, another True Bill
against the same gentleman-horsestealer, and James Darker laborer (sic),
for stealing on 15 Aug. of the same year a darke yron-greye gelding,
and a daple-greye gelding called a "nagge," of the goods and chattels
of William Payne esq. at Fulham.— Also, a third True Bill against the
same two horse-stealers for stealing, on 17 Sept. of the same year, a gelding "blacke with a balde face and three white feet" worth five pounds,
of the goods and chattels of William Dodington esq. at Kensington.
Both thieves put themselves 'Guilty' and were sentenced to be hung.
G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
6 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William
Fletewood esq., Recorder of the city of London, of William Nytingall
of London yoman in the sum of forty pounds, and of Thomas
Cranmer of Grystowe co. York esq. and William Fyssher of St.
Michael's, Cornhill, London merchant-taylor, in the sum of twenty
pounds each: For the said William Nytingall's appearance at the next
Gaol Delivery of Newgate, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing toward the people, and more especially towards William Burdsall of
the parish of St. Clement Danes gentleman. G. D. R., . . . .
10 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard
Randolph esq. J.P., of George Browne of Clementes Inn co.
Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Jaxon of
St. Mildred's in Bredstret Ward in London citizen and pewterer, and
Philip Wynstone of Langaron co. Heriforde gentleman, in the sum of
ten pounds each; For the said George Browne's appearance at the
next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd. to be held after the
feast of next Easter, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to
all people. G. S. P. R., Easter, 22 Eliz.
11 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-postmortem,
taken at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on view of the body
of Robert Lenewood of London yoman, then and there lying dead:
With Verdict that, on the 10th inst. between four and five p.m., the
said Robert Lenewood, and a certain Henry Farmor late of Westminster
yoman and James Blinckinsopp late of the same city yoman were together
at a house called The Quenes Head in the aforesaid parish, when
they interchanged contumelious words; Whereupon the three went
out of the house into the common street near Charing Crosse, and
the same Robert Lenewood drawing his sword advanced on Henry
Farmor, who drew out his sword quickly; and that forthwith the two
with their swords, between the aforesaid hours, fought with one
another in the common way, and in the affray Henry Farmor with his
sword gave Robert Lenewood on the left side of his breast a mortal
blow, of which the said Robert then and there died instantly: And
That James Blinckinsopp with his sword drawn was then and there
present, abetting and encouraging the said Henry to commit the said
felony, and in this way and no other the said Henry and James killed
and slew the said Robert. At his trial Henry Farmer "po se cul ca
null, petit librum legit vt clericus et del." G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
25 August, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smyth esq. J.P., of John Traherne, servant of Sir James A'Croft,
and Richard Blower of St. Sepulchre's parish merchaunt-taylor, in the
sum of ten pounds each, and John Middleton of Westminster taylor
in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John
Middleton at the next General Session of the Peace. G. D. R.,
. . . . 21 Eliz.
3 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem,
taken at Westminster on view of the body of Richard Gitteys (sic) late
of the said city, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 31 August
last past, between seven and eight p.m., the said Richard Gitteys and
a certain John Gryffithe, late of Westminster yoman, were together in
Kingestrete in Westminster, when they exchanged contumelious words,
upon which they fought one another, at first with hands and fists, and
made an affray, in which the aforesaid John Gryffith with a dagger of iron
and steel, worth twelve pence, which he had in his right hand, gave
the said Richard Gyttoyes on the right part of his head, over the eye,
a mortal wound, of which he died on the aforesaid 3rd of September.
At his trial John Gryffiths put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book,
read like a clerk and was delivered. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
4 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem,
taken at Stebunheth co. Midd., on view of the body of Alexander
Barnes late of the said parish yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict
that the said Alexander came to his death by mischance in the Littel
Common of the said parish, where on 23 Aug. 21 Eliz. he was present
at the archery practice of divers archers, then and there shooting
"longis arcubus ad communes notas vocatas lez xii skore pryckes,"
when between two and three p.m. of the said day, he was struck on
the head by an arrow shot by John Savadge late of Stebunheth yoman,
and received from the same arrow a wound, of which he died on the
3rd of the instant month. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
8 September, 21 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Barnard
Randolph esq J.P., of William Hodgeson of Waltham Crosse co. Midd.
clerk, in the sum of forty pounds, and of Henry Wynborne of Westminster gentleman, and Robert Yoward of St. Clement's parish, in the
ward of Langborne in London, citizen and clothworker, in the sum
of twenty pounds each; For the said William Hodgeson's appearance
at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer all matters then and there
objected against him. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
17 September, 21 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kensington on
the said day, William Newnham late of London gentleman, alias
William Claxon late of London gentleman, stole a mare worth five
pounds and a gelding worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of
William Doddingeton.—Also, a True Bill against the same William
Newnham alias Claxon gentleman, for stealing at Fulham a grey
gelding, called "a nagge," worth six pounds thirteen shillings and
eightpence, of the goods and chattels of William Payne. G. D. R.,
7 Oct., 21 Eliz.
4 December, 22 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on
the said day, William Horner of London sayler stole three cups of
silver, called "white playne silverboles" worth nine pounds, another cup
of silver called "a silver bole beinge imbossed and graven" worth fifty
shillings, three "playne white salts" worth seven pounds, and "unum
poculum argenti vocat' a tanckerd," and twelve silver spoons worth four
pounds. Cognouit Indictamentum Sus. G. D. R., 18 Dec, 22 Eliz.