Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1592

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1592', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 202-211. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65961 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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1592

3 January, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Gabriel Goodman, Dean of the Cathedral Church of Westminster, Francis Flower and Jerom Hawley, Justices of the Peace, of John Reason of Harlyngton co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Reason's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Midd., "then and there to answer vnto suche thinges as shalbe obiected against hym touchinge his Recusancye in absentinge and absteyninge hym self from devyne seruice vsed in the Churche of England." G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

15 January, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Wapping co. Midd. on the said day, Baltazer Burrowemaster and Harman Myne, both saylors, spoke scandalously and seditiously of the Lady the Queen, saying amongst other things "S . . . . upon the Quene."—Enough of a clerical memorandum appears on this mutilated bill to show that Baltazer Burrowemaster was sentenced to the pillory. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

20 January, 34 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol, on view of the body of Mathew Ebbes late of London yoman, who died in the gaol on the 19th inst. by Divine Visitation of "a pininge sicknes," after a month's illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

20 January, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Edgeworthe co. Midd. on the said day, John Garroll alias Lyllye alias Lawrence alias Garrett, late of London gentleman, stole a bay gelding worth twenty pounds and a pyed gelding worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Robert Bosevyle esq.—Memorandum that the culprit was at large. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

1 February, 34 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of William Hawley late of London clerk, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that the said William died of "the pininge sicknes."—A fragmentary parchment. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

5 February, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Anne Paynes late of London spinster stole forty shillings in numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Thomas Lilley. She put herself 'Guilty.' G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

20 February, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Emery Tilney of the Inner Temple London gentleman and Clement Caldicott of Clerkenwell gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Hugh Owen of the same parish "servingman," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Hugh's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to be held in the county. G. S. P. R., Easter, 34 Eliz.

23 February, 34 Elizabeth.—Seven several True Bills, against Rowland Jones, Paul Stringer, Robert Ball, David Crokers, Danyel Conyers, John Clarke and Clement Williams, all late of London yomen, for conjointly committing seven different highway robberies at Islington co. Midd.; three of the robberies being committed on the 23rd, three on the 24th, and one on the 25th of the said February. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Rowland Jones, Paul Stringer, Robert Ball, David Crokers, Danyel Conyers and John Clarke were sentenced to be hung. Clement Williams was at large. G. D .R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

24 February, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Cumberford late of London gentleman stole two velvet cloaks worth thirty pounds, two satten tunics worth twenty pounds, a pair of "clothe of golde" breeches worth five pounds, and five pairs of silk "stockins" worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of Anthony Denton. The thief was at large. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

26 February, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Thomas Hobkins late of London yoman stole a woman's gown "de buffen" worth three pounds, a violet-coloured woollen-cloth gown worth fifty shillings, a russett-coloured woollen cloak worth twenty shillings, and a felt hat worth nine shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Trystram. Acknowledging the indictment, Thomas Hobkyns asked for the book read like a clerk and was delivered. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

27 February, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Richard Skipwith and Rowland Flud of Westminster gentlemen, in the sum of ten pounds, and John Henchman of the same city tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said John Henchman, and also of Mary Roccabett, wife of Paul Roccabett of the same city "drawer," at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex. G. S. P. R., Easter, 34 Eliz.

— March, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Grayes Inn Lane on . . . . day of the said March, Thomas alias John Strelley of . . . . Gloucester gentleman stole a dapple-graye gelding worth five pounds, a bridle worth two shillings, a girdle . . . ., a dagger worth four shillings, "unum strophiolum anglice a scarff," a cambric band worth eight shillings, a gauntlett worth eight shillings, a pair of shoes, with other things, of the goods and chattels of John Saire.—A fragmentary parchment. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

4 March, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Alsop of the parish of St. Michael-in-leQuerne in London goldsmith and David Fludd of Hackney co. Midd. yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Robert Ackland of Hackney aforesaid joyner, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Robert Ackland's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

13 March, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Robert Bossevile of Aynesford co. Kent esq., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Robert Bossevile's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Midd., to give evidence against Thomas Bunninge and John Garrell alias Garrett alias Larrans. G. D. R., 7 April, 34 Eliz.

27 March, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Richard Richardson, late of St. James's in Clarkenweil yoman, and Briget . . . ., servants of Elizabeth . . . . widow, and John Sappton of Hampsted co. Midd. gentleman, for not attending church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

6 April, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Henry Bett of St. Leonard's in Shordich gentleman and . . . . Burbage in the Strond yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and James Burbage of Shordiche gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said James Burbage's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for the county of Middlesex. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

12 April, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of John Home of St. Swithin's parish London and James Avenell of Whitecrosstreet in St. Giles's-without-Creaplegate tallowchandler, in the sum of ten pounds each, and William Burgen servant of William Johnson of . . . . bricklayer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Johnson's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

16 April, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Fulham co. Midd. between the hours seven and eight p.m.of the said day, William Arnold of Fulham aforesaid yoman, with a sword gave Peter Jones late of London yoman on the right part of his belly a mortal blow ot which he then and there died instantly. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' of the felonious killing called Manslaughter, William Arnold put himself 'Guilty' of killing Peter Jones in self-defence. G. D. R. . . . ., 34 Eliz.

17 April, 34 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Fulham co. Midd. on view of the body of Peter Jones late of London yoman: With Verdict that, on the 16th inst. William Arnolde, late of Fulham yoman was journeying in God's and the Queen's peace towards the dwelling-house of his father in Fulham aforesaid between the hours six and seven p.m., when there came to him the said Peter Jones who called out to him "Syrrha Syrrha you with the longe sworde stay for I must talke with thee," to whom William Arnold answered "I have nothinge to saye to thee," whereupon Peter Jones made an assault on the said William; and that in the ensuing affray, thus forced on him, William Arnolde in self-defence, and in no other way, gave Peter Jones on the right part of his breast a mortal blow, of which he then and there died.—A fragmentary parchment. G. D. R., . . . . 34 Eliz.

26 April, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. during the night of the said day, Leonard Skelton late of London yoman broke burglariously into the house of Thomas Peasaker, and stole therefrom a woman's gown of sheep's russett colour worth twenty shillings, six pewter pottes worth ten shillings, eight pewter dysshes worth six shillings and eightpence, two brasse kettles worth six shillings and eightpence, and two brasse pottes worth ten shillings. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Leonard Skelton was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . .,34 Eliz.

7 May, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fynnesburye co. Midd. on the said day, John Merricke yoman, Thomas Bemary (?) baker, Lawrence Morrys cutler and Robert Jerwood alias Arnold baker, all late of London, stole two books called "Foxe against Osocius" worth eight shillings, six books called "Testamentes" worth thirteen shillings, two bookes called "Psalme bookes" worth three shillings and sixpence, and two books called "Quintus Curtius" worth three shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Proctour.—Lawrence Morrys and Robert Jerwood were "extra prison'," John Merricke "po se cul nec rec," Thomas Bemary put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., . . . .,34 Eliz.

17 May, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Evans late of London alien assaulted Giles Braunche alien, and with a poniard gave him in his left side a mortal wound of which he died instantly, and that Richard thus murdered the said Giles. G. D. R., 6 Oct., 34 Eliz.

29 May, 34 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on view of the body of Richard Cockett, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on . . . . between the hours three and four p.m. one George Asheley late of London yoman was at the house of a certain . . . . Sandes widow, when thither tame Richard Cockett who forthwith said to the same George Asheley these English words, "George I have occacon to goe to the feildes and I praye you walke with me thether," whereupon Richard Cocket armed with "a longe sworde" and George Asheley armed with a rapier walked together, till they came to a close called the "Mase" in the parish of St. Martin aforesaid, where after speaking words to one another they drew forth their weapons and made an affray, in which affray George Asheley with his sword gave Richard Cockett on the outer part of his left leg a mortal wound, of which he died within a quarter of an hour. . . . ., 34 Eliz.

1 June, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill against John Mayehewe gentleman, Francis Fletcher gentleman and Henry Mayehew gentleman, all three of the parish of St. Clement Danes without the bars of the New Temple co. Midd., for hot going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from 1 June 34 Eliz. to 20 April then next following. G. D. R., 25 April, 35 Eliz.

11 June, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Seint Katherins co. Midd. on the said day, Simon Adams late of London yoman, assaulted John Ariens alien, and with a dagger gave him a blow of which he instantly died. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Simon Adams was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 34 Eliz.

26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that (whereas Robert Sowthwell alias Robert Cowper alias Robert Cotton, late of London clerk, being born in the dominions of Elizabeth Queen of England &c. at St. Feigthes (i.e. St. Faith's) co. Norfolk, and after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in 1 Eliz., was ordained a priest at Rome in parts beyond sea by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome) Katherine Bellamy late of Uxenden in the parish of Harrowe co. Midd. spinster alias Katherine Bellamy wife of Richard Bellamy of Uxenden aforesaid, not having God before her eyes, but moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, knowing the same Robert Sowthwell alias Robert Cowper alias Robert Cotton to be such a priest as is specified fully above, and out of prison, on the said 26 June 34 Elizabeth knowingly and willingly received comforted aided and maintained him at Uxenden in Harrowe aforesaid, against the form of the Statute in that case provided, and against the said Queen's crown and dignity. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

26 June, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that (whereas Richard Wingfeild alias Richard Davies late of London clerk, being born at the city of Worcester co. Worcester, and after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist of 1 Eliz. was ordained a priest at Rheims in parts beyond sea by authority derived and pretended from the See of Rome) Katherine Bellamye late of Uxendon spinster alias Katherine Bellamye wife of Richard Bellamye of Uxendon in the parish of Harrowe co. Midd. gentleman, not having God before her eyes but moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, knowing the same Richard Wingfeild alias Davies to be such a priest and out of prison, on the said 26 June 34 Eliz. knowingly and willingly received comforted aided and maintained him at Uxendon in the parish of Harrowe aforesaid, against the form of the Statute in this case provided, and also against the said Queen's peace crown and dignity. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

21 July, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of James Kinvine of St. Brigitt's parish London marchaunt-tayler, in the sum of ten pounds, and William Bull of Winsore Castell in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Bull's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Midd. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 34 Eliz.

12 August, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Douglas late of London gentleman assaulted Thomas Crowe and murdered him by shooting him with "a dagg charged with gunpowder and a bullett of leade," which bullet wounded the said Thomas, so that he died instantly; And that Clains Cornelys late of London yoman and Mathew Dodsworthe of the city of York gentleman aided and abetted the same John Douglas to commit the said murder. At the bill's foot, a memorandum that John Douglas and Clains Cornelys were acquitted of murder, and found guilty of manslaughter.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill, against the aforesaid John Douglas, Mathew Dodsworth and Clains Cornelis, for assaulting Thomas Crowe at St. Martin'sin-the-Fields, and stealing his grey gelding, worth three pounds. On the bill appear clerical memoranda, that John Douglas and Clains Cornelis put themselves 'Not Guilty,' and that Mathew Dodsworth was at large.—Also, the Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of St. Margaret in Westminster, on 14 August 34 Eliz., on view of the body of Thomas Crowe, there lying dead. G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

16 August, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Ivon Chalkhill coroner, of Mathew Dodsworth of the city of York gentleman, John Swinborne of the same city yoman and Aquila Weekes of Wapley co. Gloucester gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For their appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Midd., to give evidence against John Douglas for a certain murder. G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

16 August, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Ivon Chakhill coroner, of Lancelet Davies yoman and Agnes Lyppes spinster, both of Knightesbridge co. Midd. in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of the said Lancelet and Agnes at the next Gaol Delivery for Midd., to give evidence against John Douglas for a certain murder. This bill by an obvious mistake is dated 35 Eliz., instead of 34 Eliz. G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

20 August, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Fardinando Parrys gentleman, his wife Frances Parrys (alias Frances Parrys spinster), Elizabeth Parrys spinster, Thomas Crosbye yoman, Roger Woodwarde yoman, Joan Breddis spinster, Richard Wilson yoman, Robert Woolward yoman, Anne Becker spinster, William Jackson yoman all of Tottenham co. Midd.; Margaret Turner wife of John Turner, Elizabeth Taylor widow, Godfrey Barton yoman, John Davys yoman, his wife Katherine Davys, Katherine Momperson wife of Lawrence Momperson gentleman, Rachel Arrundell wife of Thomas Arrundell gentleman, Francis Payne yoman, his wife Mary, and John Williams yoman, all ten of Clarkenwell, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 20 August 34 Eliz. to 10 December then next following. G. D. R., . . . . 35 Eliz.

25 August, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Robert Arnolde, Lawrence Morris, Abraham Symons, John Johnson and Dennis . . . ., all late of London yomen, stole a russett-coloured woollen-cloth cloak "with dunishe (?) velvett and layde on with silver lace" worth six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, a sword called "a gilte rapier" and a girdle worth three pounds, of the goods and chattels of Sir Thomas Sicile knt.— Memoranda on the bill that Robert Arnolde and Lawrence Morris put themselves 'Guilty,' and were sentenced to be hung; and that Abraham Symons and John Johnson were out of prison; no indication being given of Dennis . . . 's fortune.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill that Lawrence Morryce and Robert Arnolde, at St. Katheryn's co. Midd. on the 4th of September 34 Elizabeth, stole a rapyer worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Henry Rogers gentleman; and that Alexander Younge knowing the said Lawrence and Robert had committed the said felony, received and comforted them on 5 Sept. 34 Eliz. at Wapping. Over Alexander's name appears the clerical note "Extra"; it being again recorded of Lawrence Morryce and Robert Arnold, "Po se cul Sus." G. D. R., 6 Oct., 34 Eliz.

10 September, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Bromeley co. Midd. on the said day, William Typtoe late of Bromeley assaulted Suzan Foxe daughter of Thomas Foxe, an infant of eight years, "et ipsam Suzannam tunc et ibidem felonice rapuit defloravit et earn contra voluntatem suam carnaliter cognovit." Po se non cul nec rec. G. D. R., 6 Oct., 34 Eliz.

10 September, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Bromeley co. Midd. on the said day, William Typtoe late of Bromeley aforesaid miller, assaulted Joan Baldewyn daughter of Charles Baldewyn, an infant of ten years, "et ipsam Johannam tunc et ibidem felonice rapuit defloravit et earn contra voluntatem suam carnaliter cognovit." Po se non cul. G. D. R., 6 Oct., 34 Eliz.

19 September, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the highway at Acton co. Midd. on the said day, Edmund Neele, John Morrys, Dennis . . . ., John Johnson, William Moztooke, Richard Carter, Abraham Symons, and William Browne, all late of London yomen, assaulted seven unknown men being in God's and the Queen's peace, and then and there beat wounded and maltreated them, and robbed them of two silver-gilt salts, four silver cups, two parcel-gilt silver cups, a parcel-gilt cup called "a Nutte," and eighteen parcel-gilt silver spoons, worth forty pounds; two black-and-russett woman's gowns worth ten pounds, two taffytye hattes worth twenty shillings, a woman's aperne worth sixteen shillings, a gold ring worth twenty shillings, three pairs of linen sheets worth three pounds, and forty parcels of linen cloth worth twenty pounds, of the goods and chattels of Richard Whateley, in the custody and possession of the same seven unknown men at Acton aforesaid.—Memoranda that seven of the eight robbers were out of prison. Of Dennis . . . ., nothing is said by the clerical annotator. G. D. R., 6 Oct., 34 Eliz.

26 September, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kentishtowne co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Baylie late of London gentleman stole a dapple-grey gelding flea-bitten about the face, worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of Paul Bellamye gentleman. Po se non cul nec rec. G. D. R., 25 April, 35 Eliz.

1 November, 34 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Richard Fletcher of Aldersgate Street London, Master of the noble science of Fence and John David of St. Ethelburgh's parish in London of the said science, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Harris "de parochia Creechurch London de nobilissima scientia predicta," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Harris's appearance at the next Session of the Peace co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to . . . . Greene widow. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

16 November, 34 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Margaret wife of Robert Farmer late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. carpenter, with the intention of murdering Elizabeth the wife of Edward Crumwell at that time esq. and now the Lord Crumwell, mixed and administered to the said Elizabeth, then being sick, a certain potion, containing a poison called "mercurie alias ratesbane," the said Margaret knowing that ratesbane would kill the said Elizabeth, which poisonous potion the said Elizabeth Crumwell, in her confidence in said Margaret and in ignorance of the composition of the draught, drank then and there; the result being that she languished from the said 16 Nov. 34 Eliz. to the 2nd of Jan. 35 Eliz., when she died of the said potion; and that in so dealing with her, Margaret Farmer murdered the said Elizabeth Crumwell. G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

17 December, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of John Maye of St. Johnstreet co. Midd. inholder, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Thomas Maddy of Staple Inne gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas Maddy's appearance at the next Session of the Peace co. Midd., then and there to answer &c. to "the complaint of one Saxton, for that comeinge to the said Saxton's howse, and beinge by him denyed to haue a woman lodged in his house, he rayled vpon him and openly in the street exclaimed that the plague was in his howse, and diverse other wayes did both abuse himselfe and the sayd Saxton. G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.