Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1593

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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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211-219

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1593', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 211-219. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65962 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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1593

17 January, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Richard Salmon of St. Bride's parish London tallowchaundler and Richard Evans of St. Clement's Danes tailor, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Nevell of Dunchurche co. Warwick Turkeyworkewever, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Thomas Nevell and his wife Isabel at the next Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for the said Thomas's best efforts to produce the body of Robert Johnson alias Tassell. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

23 January, 35 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on view of the body of William Atkyns late of London marryner: With Verdict, that Thomas Fleete on the said 23 Jan. 35 Eliz. was at Rattclyffe co. Midd. in God's and the Queen's peace, journeying towards Whitechappell between the hours six and seven a.m., when the aforesaid William Atkyns with his sword drawn assaulted him, whereupon Thomas Fleete retreated from the same William Atkyns, and so far as he was able fled towards a certain field called Welfielde near Whitechappell, when William Atkyns followed him and renewed his attack upon him with the intention of murdering him, upon which Thomas Fleete drew his sword; and that in the affray thus forced upon him the said Thomas with his sword gave the said William, on his right leg over the knee, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 25 April, 35 Eliz.

28 January, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of William Stile of the precinct of St. Katherine co. Midd. yoman, in the sum of ten pounds, and Michael Mansell, servant of Edmund Stephens of the parish of Allhallowes Barkine, London, waterman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Michael Mansell's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer &c. to "the complaint of the wife of one Stephens, for that being hir husbandes prentice and by him apointed to goe to sea in a marchantes shipp, he notwithstanding went with the Lord of Cumberland, and being come home he refuseth to serve and to give his pay to his sayd mistress." G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

1 February, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before John Haynes esq. J.P., of Henry Reade of the Middell Temple in London gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Henry Reade's appearance at "ye nexte Sessions of Inquiry at the Castell within the county of Midd., and then and there to give evidence and pursue the lawe with effecte againste Alles Rodes alias Brome, and in like manner at ye Sessions Hall in thoulde Baly." G. D. R., . . . ., 35 Eliz.

14 March, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Roger Easton of the parish of Allhallowes Bawkine in London glover, in the sum of five pounds, and of Philip Dowman of the precinct of St. Katherine near the Tower of London co. Midd. glover, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Philip Dowman's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, then and there to answer &c. "For that he hath diuersely abused his wife as well by beatinge, as by putting hir from him withoute anye maintenance or any lawfull cause." G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

29 March, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Haynes esq. J.P., of Ralphe Trehearne taylor and George Kerfoote silkewever, both of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate, in the sum of ten pounds each, and John Reade of Finchlye co. Midd. smithe, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Reade's appearance at the next Session of the Peace in co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people, and more especially towards Anthony Tomsonn of Finchelye yoman. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

31 March, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westdrayton co. Midd. on the said day Elizabeth Robertes wife of Nicholas Roberts of the said parish yoman, alias Elizabeth Roberts of the same parish spinster practised "witchraftes (sic) enchauntmentes charmes and sorceries" upon and against Richard Yerley an infant of four years, by reason of which devilish practice the said Richard languished from the said 31 March 35 Eliz. till the last day of April 37 Eliz., on which lastnamed day he died of the same exercise of diabolical arts.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same Elizabeth Roberts, for practising witchcraft, at West Drayton on 31 May 36 Eliz., upon and against Thomas Huttchinn and Robert Huttchin (of ages not given), so that they languished from the said day till 1 June 37 Elizabeth, when they died at West Drayton by reason of the same devilish practice.—Also, on the same file, another True Bill against the same Elizabeth Robertes for practising witchcraft &c, at West Drayton on 7 June 37 Eliz., upon and against Thomas Lazenby (of an age not stated) so that he languished and died at West Drayton by reason of the same exercise of devilish arts, on 30 November 38 Eliz. On her arraignment, Elizabeth Roberts put herself 'Not Guilty' and did not retract. The dates of these charges are the more noteworthy, as Elizabeth Robertes was not indicted till the October of the Queen's 43rd year. G. D. R., 2 Oct., 43 Eliz.

6 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Barne esq. J.P., of William Kinersley of the parish of St. Mary Overies co. Surrey gentleman and Zacheus Harllackenden of Tunstall co. Kent gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Thomas Borrowe at the next Session of the Peace in Midd., to answer to a charge of felony preferred against him by Thomas Engeham. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

10 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of William Gomersall servant of George Gibson of Westsmythfeild brewer, and Richard Richardson of St Botolph'swithout-Bushopsgate London surgeon, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Hanson of London yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas Hanson's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, to answer for "beatinge and woundinge of the wife of Robert Robbinson . . . ., afermed to be in some danger of her death, but since is well recoverd." G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

14 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Jenkes of Eaton co. Salop gentleman, John Downes of Tickhill co. York gentleman, and Thomas Gower of London gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry Gower of Bolton co. Worcester gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Henry Gower's appearance at the next Session of the Peace co. Midd. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

14 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of John Every of St. Buttolph's-without-Aldersgate in London perfumer and Anthony Pafry of Whitchappell co. Midd. yoman in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Peter Phillipps of Peterborowe co. Northampton gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Peter Phillipps at the next General Session of the Peace co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to all people and more especially to Hellen Blunte widow. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

15 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Hunte of . . . . and Edward Turrell of St. Sepulchre's London inholder, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of . . . . Droninge of St. Mary's Southwark inholder, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said Droninge's appearance at the next Session of the Peace in Midd. G. S. P. R., Easter, 35 Eliz.

20 April, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill against John Game of Clerkenwell co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from the said 20 Ap. 35 Eliz. to the 20th of April then next following. G. D. R., 15 May, 36 Eliz.

22 April, 35 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of John Dowglas "estraunger": With Verdict that the said John Dowglas died in the said gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes" on the 21st inst., after six weeks of illness. G. D. R., 25 April, 35 Eliz.

30 May, 35 Elizabeth.—True-Bill that, at Graies Inne co. Midd. on the night of the said day, James Lee late of London yoman, burglariously entered the dwelling-house of Lancelet Loveles in the said Inne, and stole therefrom "a Lawe Booke" worth thirteen shillings and four pence. Putting himself 'Guilty' of felony, but 'Not Guilty' of the burglary, James Lee asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., 5 Oct., 35 Eliz.

1 June, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Flower J.P., of Edward Boorde of Cuckefilde co. Sussex and Andrew Roch of Plymouth co. Devon, in the sum of ten pounds each, and Thomas Diar gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas Diar's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to such matters as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 5 July, 35 Eliz.

1 June, 35 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hoxton co. Midd. on view of the body of a certain unknown female infant, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that Jane Little late of Hoxton co. Midd. spinster alone and secretly gave birth to the said female infant, living at the time of birth, on a certain field called the Common Field, and forthwith in order to kill the same infant put and buried her in a hole of the same field and so murdered the same infant. On her arraignment, putting herself 'Guilty,' Jane Little was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 5 July, 35 Eliz.

22 June, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Francis Flower esq. J.P., of Robert Tirrell of Barnesey co. Surrey and Richard Hare of London gentlemen, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Launcelott Clayton alias Captaine Cleyton, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Launcelott Clayton's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to such things as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 5 July, 35 Eliz.

30 June, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the Strand (le strond) co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Revill gentleman stole nine pounds in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of William Jackett. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

2 July, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Thomas Swetnam of London citizen and draper, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Roger Tedder of Whitechappell taylor, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Roger Tedder's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people, and especially towards his wife Margaret. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

7 (sic) July, 35 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. Margaret's parish in Westminster, on view of the body of George Barton gentleman, there lying dead and killed: With Verdict, that between the hours one and two p.m. of the said day, Edmund Wilton late of London gentleman was in God's and the Queen's peace at the said parish, in the parlour (parler) of the dwelling-house of Nicholas Nelson, when the said George Barton with a drawn dagger worth two shillings and eightpence and with a sword called "a curtelaxe" worth five shillings, then and there drawn, made an assault on the aforesaid Edmund, and furiously hurled at him the aforementioned dagger; Whereupon the said Edmund withdrew himself from the said George Barton into a corner of the parlour, and the said George Barton in continuing his assault furiously followed the said Edmund Wilton with his drawn sword with the intention of slaying and murdering him: By reason of which, and because the aforesaid George Barton was between him and the door of the same parlour, so that he (the said Edmund) could not escape with his life, he, having a certain rapier worth five shillings, which he then and there held in his right hand drawn, in lawfully defending himself then and there with the said sword gave the said George a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly; and that in thus killing George Barton, the said Edmund Wilton slew him lawfully in self-defence and for he preservation of his own life. G. D. R., 5 July, 35 Eliz.

12 July, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Alexander Cosby of Stradally "in com' dne n're Regine" in Ireland esq. and Owen Garven servant of the said Queen, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Patrick Brangan, servant of the said Alexander Cosby, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Patrick's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

1 August, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood esq. J.P. of John Dilkes gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Edward Dylkes and John Assheton gentlemen, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Edward Dylkes and John Assheton at the next General Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, and in the mean time for their peaceful bearing towards all people and especially towards John Madox gentleman.—Also, similar sets of Recognizances, taken before the same Justice of the Peace, for the appearance of John Gyrdler and David Jones yomen, and of William Byllinges and Anthony Garlicke yomen, at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for their peaceful bearing towards John Madox gentleman. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

1 August, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Le Mynories co. Midd. on the said day, Patrick Masterton late of London yoman entered the dwelling-house of John Nowell M.D., and stole therefrom twelve, silver-gilt spoons worth twelve pounds, a pair of bracelettes worth ten pounds, a gold ring set with ajacinthe worth thirteen pounds, a gold ring with a rubie set therein worth forty shillings, a gold ring with a gem called "a corialine" set in it worth twelve shillings, a paire of knyves with silver haftes worth eight shillings, three hundred pounds of gold, and forty pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods and chattels of the said John Nowell "doctor in medicinis." At the bill's foot, this memorandum, "Po se respectuatur et vacat quia patet per evidenc' qd' felon' fact' fuit in London et non in Com Midd." G. D. R., 27 July, 39 Eliz.

20 August, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Nowell of the parish "de le Mynorites medicinæ doctor" and Thomas Beale of Norton-folgate co. Midd. butcher, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Edward Payne of Hoxton gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edward's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

27 August, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at the house called "le three Cuppes" of William Grome inholder of St. Johnstreate in St. Sepulchre's parish co. Midd., Jane Baylye late of the said street widow stole twenty-one pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods and chattels of John Eastwood clothier.—Also, True Bill that, at the same house on the same day, the same Jane Baylye stole forty pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods, chattels and moneys of George Horsfoll. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

6 September, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Henry Stydley of Laleham co. Midd. gentleman, Elizabeth Waters wife of Richard Waters of Ickenham co. Midd. gentleman alias Elizabeth Waters of Ickenham spinster, Edward Wynsore of Cranford co. Midd. gentleman, his wife Helen alias Helen Wynsore of Cranford spinster, Jane Snoden wife of Richard Snoden of Cranford labourer alias Jane Snoden of the said parish spinster, Nicholas Russell of Edgeware co. Midd. yoman, and Edward Grymes alias Underwood of Clarkenwell co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from the said 6 Sept. 35 Eliz. to the 1st of January then next following. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

11 September, 35 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Highholborne co. Midd. between the hours eight and nine of the night of the said day, John Wright late of London yoman broke burglariously into the house of John Beste gentleman, and stole therefrom a pepper-boxe of silver double-gilte worth forty shillings, a gold chaine worth six pounds and thirteen shillings, a redde mantle of woollen cloth trimmed with "billimente lase" worth twenty shillings, a testerne of a bedde of silke worthe thirty shillings, a damaske kirtle worth ten shillings, and a kercher worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said John Beste gentleman. G. D. R., 15 Feb., 36 Eliz.

11 September, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of James Burbage of Hallywell (? Street) yoman; For the appearance of the said James Burbage at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, then and there to answer &c. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

13 September, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of John Hostman of St. Marten's-le-graund in London goldsmith, Simon Hostman of the parish of the Savoy goldsmith, and Peter Musard of the town of Cambrige goldsmith, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said John, Simon and Peter at the next General Session of the Peace in Middlesex. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

3 October, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of John Sharpe of St. Johnstreete co. Midd. victular, in the sum of five pounds; For the said John Sharpe's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, then and there to answer "for obstinatly refusinge to pay the Fyfteenes: and for that he is a very frowerd stubberne fellow." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 35 Eliz.

12 October, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance of Thomas Hankine, servant of William Beecher of London esq., in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Winn, also servant of the said William Beecher, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Winn's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, to answer "for strikeinge and greatly abusinge of the Constable of Hoxdon as well by blowes, as by most opprobrious revileing speches." G. S. P. R., Easter, 36 Eliz.

17 October, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of William Harman of Lymehouse co. Midd. lymeman, in the sum of five pounds; For the said William's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for that havinge a warrant to apprehende one that had gotten a maide with childe, he apprehended him and suffered him to escape." G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

8 November, 35 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of George Blackstone of Blackstone co. York gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said George Blackstone's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for that he was charged.with ridinge awaye with another man's horse." G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

8 November, 35 Elizabeth.— Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Robert Jones and Thomas Pope, both of St. Saviour's in Southwarke gentlemen, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Edward Harris of the same parish waterman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edward's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

1 December, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of William Mathewes master of fence (magister defensionis) and John Wells barbor-surgeon, both of St. Sepulchre's in London, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Luke Goldinge of Charterhouselane "coachcoverer," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Luke's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

8 December, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of George Richbell of Bansteade co. Surrey yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said George Richbell's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for co. Middlesex, to give evidence against John Nashe respecting a certain felony, for which the said John has been attached at the said George's suggestion. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

20 December, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within the Gaol of Newgate on view of the bodies of Ralph Willoughby and William Hasellwood, both late of London yeomen: With Verdict that Ralph Willoughby died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pestilence" on the 19th inst. after six days of illness, and that William Hasellwood died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes" on the 17th inst. after three days of illness. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

26 December, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Eastesmithefeilde on view of the body of Thomas Jones, late of Eastesmythefeilde brewer: With Verdict that, on the night of the 25th inst. between the hours ten and eleven p.m., the said Thomas Jones was in bed in the dwelling-house of John Vanhulste of Eastesmithefeilde brewer, when John Simpkinson of the same place labourer broke in upon him and with a knife gave him on the right part of his body a mortal blow, of which he died on the following day. On his arraignment John Sympkinson put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

28 December, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. John's Strete co. Midd. on the said day, Sara Jackson late of London spinster stole five yards of woollen cloth "coloris Peach-culler vocat. Pennistoun ad valenciam xxvs.," of the goods and chattels of George Hawfeilde. G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.