Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1587

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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169-175

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1587', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 169-175. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65956 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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1587

6 January, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Anthony Barker, late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, being a prisoner in the said gaol, the said Anthony died there on the 5th inst. by Divine Visitation of "the Pining Sicknes," after five days' illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 29 Eliz.

—January, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, on view of the body of Humfrey Burchall . . . ., then and there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 7 January, 29 Elizabeth, between the hours eight and nine a.m., the said Humfrey Burchall in the parish of St. Dunstan-inle-West encountered Richard Sutton . . . .; and that the two walked together holding speech with one another (insimul ambulaverunt pariter confabulantes) to a certain close in the same parish, where Richard Sutton threw his cloak, sword and buckler on the ground, and spoke words to which Humfrey Burchall replied by saying, "But I will fighte with thee"; whereupon an affray was made between the two, Richard Sutton fighting with sword and buckler, whilst Humfrey Burchall fought with sword and dagger; in which affray the said Richard Sutton with his sword gave the said Humfrey on the fore part of his neck a mortal blow, of which he died; and that Richard Sutton thus slew Humfrey Burchall.—A memorandum, at the foot of the decayed and fragmentary bill, that at the Gaol Delivery of Newgate held on . . . ., Richard Sutton produced the Queen's pardon, and begged that it might be allowed to him. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

11 January, 29 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Purffrey of Shewstock co. Warwick gentleman in the sum of one hundred pounds, and of Michaell Purffrey of Yslington co. Midd. yoman, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said Michael's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., . . . ., 29 Eliz.

11 January, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Henry Craushawe late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, being a prisoner in the said gaol, the said Henry Craushawe died there by Divine Visitation of "the pininge sicknes," on the 10th inst, after seven days' illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 29 Eliz.

16 January, 29 Elizabeth.—Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Pancras, on view of the body of John Byttfield late of London gentleman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 15 January 29 Eliz. between the hours seven and eight a.m., the said John Byttfield and a certain Josias Raynescrofte . . . ., met in a certain field within the said parish called Foordes Close, and that after parleying together they then and there drew forth their swords and daggers, and made an affray with one another, in which affray the aforesaid Josias Raynescrofte with his sword gave the said John Byttfield on the fore part of his body a mortal blow, of which the said John then and there instantly died. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

21 January, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Robert Ball of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields yoman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 21 Jan. 29 Eliz. to 5 April then next following. G. D. R., 28 April, 29 Eliz.

25 January, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Thomas Pettye late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas Pettye died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pin ing sicknes," after a fortnight's illness, on the 24th instant. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

7 February, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of John Hodges late of London yoman: With Verdict that the said John Hodges died in the said gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pining sicknes," on the 6th inst. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

8 February, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Henry Tooly late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, being within said prison, the said Henry Tooly fell ill of the "Pestilent Fever," and died of it after eight days of sickness, on the 6th inst. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

9 February, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Thomas Beacles late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Thomas died in the said gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pining sicknes" on the 8th inst., after three weeks of illness. G. D. R., 5 April, 29 Eliz.

17 March, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day of March 29 Eliz. John Welden late of Grais Inne Lane clerk, alias John Savell late of the same place clerk, being born within this kingdom of England after the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist 1 Eliz., and made and ordained a priest at . . . . in parts beyond sea by authority derived from the Roman See before the 14th day of March 29 Eliz., not considering the laws and statutes of this kingdom of England, nor fearing in any degree the penalty in the same, on the aforesaid 17th of March 29 Eliz. was and remained traitorously and as a traitor at Grais Inne Lane aforesaid, in contempt of the same Queen her crown and dignity, and also against the statute in this case published and provided. Memorandum (in Latin) at the head of the bill, "He says that he is 'Not Guilty,' but says that he does not wish to put himself npon the country, but wishes to be tried by clergy. Therefore let him go to punishment." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 30 Eliz.

29 March, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Robert Wilford of Hoxton co. Midd. esq. and his wife Mary, Edward Isam of Clarkenwell gentleman, and Francis Yattes of Higate gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 29th March 29 Eliz. to 3rd October then next following.—Also, in the same roll, similar True Bill against Katherine Bellamy wife of Richard Bellamy gentleman, Faith Bellamy spinster, Thomas Bellamy gentleman, Joan Sheppard spinster, Thomas Abraham yoman, Richard Smithe yoman, all of Harrowe co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from 6 June 29 Eliz. to 20th September then next following.—Also, in the same roll, similar True Bill against John Gardener of Westminster co. Midd. esq., for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 28 June 29 Eliz. to 1 October then next following.—Also, in the same roll, a True Bill against Heither Stanlye of Islington co. Midd. gentleman and his wife the Lady Lucy Stanlye, Thomas Gawen of Islington gentleman, Francis Browne of Stepney gentleman, Anne Parker of Stepney spinster, and Cicilia Lemplie of the same parish widow, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 28 June, 29 Elizabeth, to 1st October, then next following. G. D. R., 6 Oct., 29 Eliz.

17 April, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherins co. Midd. on the said 17th April, Edward Haukyns late of London sailer stole a firkin of soap worth fifteen shillings, half-a-firkin of butter worth six shillings, two Holland cheeses worth three shillings, and a Suffolk cheese worth two shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Valentyn. G. D. R., 28 April, 29 Eliz.

22 April, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day in the high-way at Harnesey co. Midd., Edward Pygott late of London gentleman assaulted John Robertes with the intention of robbing him, saying to him "Godes woundes delyver thy purse," and beating and maltreating him so that his life was despaired of. G. D. R., 28 April, 29 Eliz.

27 April, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Alice Sare, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Alice, being a prisoner within the gaol, died there on the 25th inst. by Divine Visitation of "the Pininge Sicknes" after four days of illness. G. D. R., 28 April, 29 Eliz.

19 May, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said 29th of May, at the city of Westminster, Christofer Heyward of St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. clerk, fabricated and counterfeited falsely a certain obligatory writing, in the names of Robert Thompson and John Best, by which writing it was represented that the same Robert and John were bound to the aforesaid Christofer Heyward in the sum of twenty pounds under a certain condition set out on the back of the writing, and further put seals purporting to be the seals of the same Robert and John, whereas they never made, sealed or delivered the same writing. —At the bill's foot a memorandum that Christofer Haywarde acknowledged the writing, but that judgment was deferred because no mention was made of the day and place at which the seals were affixed to the spurious document. G. D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.

21 May, 29 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westminster, on view of the body of Launcelot Chichester late of the said city gentleman, there lying dead and killed:—The fragmentary parchment affording no particulars of the Verdict, save that on the 19th instant, the said Launcelot Chichester and a certain Henry Poore late of Westminster gentleman were together in a certain highway of the city, when . . . ." G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

12 September, 29 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Edmund Barton of the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields co. Midd. "picture drawer"; For the said Edmund's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 29 Eliz.

1 October, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Andrew Mallerye esq. and William Hadnett yoman, both of Tottenam co. Midd.; Francis Thinne of Clarkenwell gentleman; Thomas Throgmorton esq., his wife Dorothy Throgmorton, and Thomas Palmer gentleman, all three of the parish of St. Andrew in Holborn, for not going to church, chapel, or any usual place of Common Prayer, from the said 1 October 29 Eliz. to the 1st day of April then next following.—Also, similar True Bill, in the same roll, against Katherine the wife of John Cornewell gentleman, Helen Leake spinster, Jane Leake spinster, all three of Edmonton; Richard Ratley gentleman, Margery Tenoker (?) spinster, Charles Lecheworthe yoman, Katherine Hunter spinster, all four of Clarkenwell, for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer, from 1 October, 29 Elizabeth to the 1st of April then next following. G. D. R., 19 April, 30 Eliz.

6 October, 29 Elizabeth.—True Bill against John Hewes yeoman, Roger Awstyne yeoman, Anthony Snapp yeoman, John Keyson yeoman, Roger Lyne gentleman, Robert Sutton yeoman, Thomas Leonarde yeoman, Lawrence Kellam yeoman, Thomas Capell yeoman, Thomas Edwardes yeoman, Thomas [? Owen] Fletcher yeoman, and Richard Johnson yeoman, all of Westminster, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 6 October 29 Elizabeth to 26 November then next following. G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

6 October, 29 Elizabeth.—Memorandum that, though proclamation was made at the Gaol Delivery of Newgate on 1 September last past, for Sir William Vauxe knt. alias William Lord Vauxe of Hackney co. Midd., Nicholas Lanckford of Fulham gentleman and his wife Martha, Anthony Brackenburie of Tottenham yoman, Mary Isam of Stepney widow, Richard Tremayne of Stepney gentleman and his wife Joan, Jane Tremayne of Stepney spinster, Julian Holcombe of Stepney spinster, Mary Tremaine of Stepney spinster, and William Gray of Stepney yoman, to surrender their bodies to the Sheriff of Middlesex at the next Gaol Delivery, which is this present Gaol Delivery, to answer for their certain trespasses and contempts in not going to church &c., they, the said William &c. have not appeared at this Gaol Delivery; Wherefore each of them is convicted of the aforesaid tres passes and contempts, according to the form of the Statute in that case provided. G. D. R., 6 Oct, 29 Eliz.

12 October, 29 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of William Ellys, servant to Master Lyllie of St. Marys Lane, London, gentleman' in the sum of ten pounds; for the said William's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, there and then to give evidence against John Abedherthe. G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

1 November, 29 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Jerom Hawley esq. J.P., of Walter Henley of New Inne co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For his appearance at the next Gaol Delivery to be held at Winchester co. Southamption, to give evidence against Henry Wigmore in respect to a certain felony, of which the said Henry is suspected and impeached. G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

11 November, 29 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Peter Denn of St. Sepulchre's London marchaunttaylor, and Nicholas Allsopp of St. Leonard's Shoreditch merchaunttaylor, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and William Allsopp of St. Leonard's aforesaid goldsmith, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Allsopp's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, to answer to such things as may be objected against him. G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

25 November, 30 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of John Bodley of Whittington College merchant and Baptist Starre citizen and cooper of London, in the sum of ten pounds each, and William Pyke of Waverley co. Surrey gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Pyke's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held within the county, then and there to answer to such things, as may be objected against him. G. D. R., . . . ., 30 Eliz.

4 December, 30 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fleetewood S.L., J.P., and Recorder of London, of Sir George Hannage of Haynton co. Lincoln knt., the Lady Alice Barkley of Highe Holbourne co. Midd. widow, Anne Nottingham of HigheHolbourne widow, and Rose Nottingham of the same parish spynster, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the good conduct, in all coming time, of the said Alice, Anne and Rose. G. D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.

5 December, 30 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, Robert Browne, late of London yoman, on the said 5th of December at St. Johnstrete co. Midd. assaulted John Braye gent., he then being in God's and the Queen's Peace, and murdered him by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the left side of his body, of which wound the same John Braye died on the 15th inst.—At the head of the bill, a memorandum that Robert Brown put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung; but that he was respited after judgment by the Queen's command, certified by Sir F. Walsingham knt. G.D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.

8 December, 30 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Stephen Bull of Westham co. Essex yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of William Allsopp of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, goldsmith, at the next Gaol Delivery, the said William undertaking to do his best in the mean time to produce the body of John Pinder yoman. G. D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.

11 December, 30 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Marshe of the Inner Temple, London, gentleman, and Robert Danby of the parish of St. John Zachary London goldsmith, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Julius Marshe of Tottenham co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Julius Marshe's appearance at the next Session of the Peace in the county. G. D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.

16 December, 30 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before William Fleetewood S.L., J.P. and Recorder of London, of William Skiddey of the Inner Temple gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, for the appearance of Andrew Barrett at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. G. D. R., 22 Dec, 30 Eliz.