Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1594

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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219-225

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1594', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 219-225. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65963 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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1594

10 January, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Haynes esq. J.P., of Walter Gower and Thomas Smithe, both of Paddington co. Midd. gentlemen, and of John Smithe of Blackamore co. Essex gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each; For the appearance of the said Walter, Thomas and John, at the next Session of Enquiry at Westminster, then and there "to answer to fellony layde againste them by one Story." G. D. R., 21 Jan., 36 Eliz.

10 January, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Katherine the wife of Anthony Kytchyn of Harnesey co. Midd. gentleman, alias Katherine Kytchyn of the said parish spinster, for not going to church, from the said 10th of January to 13th of February then next following. G. D. R., 15 Feb., 36 Eliz.

15 February, 36 Elizabeth.—Memorandum that (proclamation having been made at the last Gaol Delivery of Newgate, of 21 Jan. last past, for Henry Stydley of Laleham co. Midd. gentleman, Elizabeth Waters wife of Richard Waters of Ickenham co. Midd. gentleman alias Elizabeth Waters of the said parish spinster, Edward Wynsor of Cranford co. Midd. gentleman, and his wife Helen alias Helen Wynsor spinster, Jane Snodon wife of Richard Snodon of Cranford aforesaid laborer, Nicholas Russell of Edgeware co. Midd. yoman, and Edward Grymes alias Underwood of Clerkenwell co. Midd. yoman, to surrender themselves to the Sheriff of Middlesex before the next Gaol Delivery for the said county, which is this present Gaol Delivery, then and there to answer respecting certain transgressions and contempts in not going to church, of which they were indicted) the aforesaid Henry Stydley &c. have not come to this Gaol Delivery, and are therefore convicted of the said transgressions and contempts. G. D. R., 15 Feb., 36 Eliz.

4 March, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hackney on view of the body of Thomas Goldston, then and there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 3rd. instant between the hours four and five p.m., the said Thomas Goldston and a certain Richard Carpenter of Hackney yoman, sixteen years old, were playing together in the house of a certain William Harrison of the said parish, when they found in "the hall" of the same house "a dagg" charged with powder and ball and "a fowlingepece" also charged with powder and ball, with which weapons they played, in ignorance that the dagg and fowlinge pece were loaded, Richard Carpenter having the fowlinge pece and Thomas Goldston the dagg; and in so playing Richard Carpenter unintentionally and by mischance shot Thomas Goldston in the face, so that he died instantly. On his arraignment, Richard Carpenter put himself 'Guilty' by mischance. G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

16 March, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Chelsey co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Manninge late of London yoman, stole a silver bason and a silver ewer worth twelve pounds, "duas mamillas vocat' white fustian waistcoates ad valenciam iiij li.," a bearinge clothe of crimson taffatye worth forty shillings, two yards of blacke broade clothe worth three pounds, and a russet-colour woollen-cloth cloak worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Reverend in Christ Richard the Bishop of Worcester. G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

20 March, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Magdalen Benson of Cranford co. Midd. spinster, Helena "vxor Edwardi Winsour de Cranford in com. Midd. predict' spinster," John Derevers of Shorditch co. Midd. yoman, and John Calvyn of Shoreditch aforesaid yoman; For not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from the said 20 March 36 Eliz. to 30 September then next following. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

4 April, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Hardmondsworthe co. Midd. on view of the body of Edward Culver, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 26 Dec. 36 Eliz. between the hours eleven and twelve p.m., the said Edward Culver, George Hulett labourer and Robert Glynne yoman, all of Harmondsworthe aforesaid, quarreled and fought together with their fists, in which affray George Hulett with his teeth bit the middle finger of Edward Culver's left hand, so that the same left hand and the arm became putrid and sick, and that Edward Culver languished from the said 26th of December to the 25th of March next following, on which day he died of the wound so given him. On his arraignment for thus killing Edward Culver, George Hulett put himself 'Not Guilty,' and the jurors on their oath declared "quod Johannes Atstyle interfecit et occidit predictum Edwardum Culver." G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

4 April, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. John's Strete co. Midd. on view of the body of Joan Saxton, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the night of the 3rd inst. between the hours nine and ten p.m., the said Joan was in her bedroom in her dwelling-house in the said street, preparing herself for the bed in which her husband William Saxton of the same street cook was lying, when he, having a quarrel with her and not wishing her to lie with him, threw at her "quandam matulam stanni voc' a chamberpote," which struck her violently "super dextram partem ventris," so as to take away her breath and cause her to die instantly. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

23 April, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill, that John Browne, Robert Ambrose, William Standley, Francis Brewerton and John Weekes, all late of London yomen, at Howneslowe in the parish of Heston co. Midd. were seen and found in the consort or society of vagabonds commonly called Egipcians, and that the same John &c. call themselves Egipcians, and that thus they feloniously did, continued and remained there and elsewhere in the same county for the space of a month, from 23 April 36 Eliz. to 24 May then next following.—John Browne and Robert Ambrose were at large; William Standley, Francis Brewerton and John Weekes put themselves 'Guilty,' and were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

26 April, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas Fowler esq. J.P., of Thomas Gladwine of Hatfeilde co. Hartford, servant to Lord Henry Cocke (apud dominum Henricum Cocke), in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Thomas Gladwin's appearance at the next Session to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against John Tucker for a highway robbery. G. D. R., 15 May, 36 Eliz.

1 May, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Edward Chester, late of Westminster yoman, for not going to church, chapel or any place of Common Prayer, from 1 May 36 Eliz. to 1 May 37 Eliz.—Also, on the same file, similar True Bill against Josias Wakefeilde of Heston co. Midd. glasier, and Elizabeth Waters of Ickenham co. Midd. spinster alias Elizabeth Waters wife of Richard Waters of Ickenham aforesaid gentleman, for not going to church from 20 Dec. 37 Eliz. to the 22nd of March then next following.—Also, on the same file, similar True Bill against William Weston gentleman, and his wife Elizabeth Weston (alias Elizabeth Weston spinster) of Clarkenwell, John Charnocke gentleman, his wife Elizabeth (alias Elizabeth Charnock spinster), Dorothy Charnock spinster and Edith Charnock spinster, all four of Muswellhill in the parish of St. James in Clarkenwell; Isabell Pearsey spinster, William Hipperyn alias Hipporon yoman, Anne Stubbyns widow, Francis Thynne gentle man, and Samuel Todd yoman, all five of St. James's, Clarkenwell; Alice Pawlen of St. Johnstreete in the parish of St. Sepulchre in London widow; and Charles Chillibrand gentleman, Francis Milles gentleman, Thomas Pallmer yoman, Thomas Hope yoman, William Woadsowne gentleman, James Duckett gentleman, his wife Anne Duckett (alias Anne Duckett spinster) and Martha Milles wife of Francis Milles aforesaid (alias Martha Milles spinster), all eight of Chauncerylane in St. Andrew's Holborne, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from 20 Dec. 37 Eliz. to the 22nd of March then next following. G. D. R., 2 May, 37 Eliz.

6 May, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Stephen Standishe, late of St. Clement's-Danes without the bars of the New Temple gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from the said 6 May 36 Eliz. to the last day of October then next following. G. D. R., 2 Dec., 37 Eliz.

18 May, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westminster co. Midd. on view of the body of Reginald Launcaster, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 16th inst. between the hours three and four p.m., a certain William Slade late of London yoman was at the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, journeying towards Holborne about the business of his master Sir George Savill knt. when the said Reginald Launcaster with his sword and dagger drawn attacked the same William Slade, who retreated from his assailant as far as a ditch full of water beyond which he could not go; and that then in self-defence the said William Slade drew his sword, and with it in the ensuing affray gave the said Reginald a mortal blow, of which he died on the following day. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

24 May, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Whitechappell co. Midd. on view of the body of John Smyth, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 19th inst. between the hours seven and eight p.m., in the highway at Shoreditch in the parish of St. Botolph-without-Bushopgate, the said John Smyth and a certain George Hall late of London carpenter fought together with their fists, when John Smyth, being the stronger man, knocked George Hall down and fell upon him, Whereupon George Hall drew his dagger and with it gave John Smyth under his right breast a mortal blow, of which he languished from the said 19th inst. to the 22nd inst., when he died of the same blow. Memorandum, that at the Gaol Delivery of 17 Jan. 37 Elizabeth George Hall put himself 'Not Guilty,' "nec rec set Johannes Death occidit hominem." G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

10 June, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Highe Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Allan Starlinge late of Highe Holborne aforesaid cook assaulted beat and wounded Elizabeth Conyers, wife of William Conyers of the same place cobler, so that her life is despaired of. G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

16 June, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Gilbert Yelvertoft of the Middle Temple gentleman and Robert Crofte of London gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Katherine Arden of Norton-folgate co. Midd. at the next Session of the Peace in the said county. G. D. R., 21 June, 36 Eliz.

2 July, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at the parish of St. Clement-Danes without the bars of the New Temple in London, Richard Phillippes late of the said parish yoman assaulted Thomas Walter yoman and with a dagger gave the said Thomas "on the lower parte of his necke" a mortal blow and wound, of which he languished from the said 2nd of July 36 Eliz. to the 24th day of the said month, when he died of the same blow. Acknowledging the indictment, Richard Phillippes asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered to the custody of his bail till the next Gaol Delivery after Hilary term. G. D. R., 1 Dec., 40 Eliz.

22 August, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. John's Strete co. Midd. on view of the body of Edward Favour late of the said street laborer, there lying dead; With Verdict that, in Cheapside on the 21st inst. between the hours four and five p.m., the said Edward Favour and a certain Nicholas Bankes late of London cutler exchanged words of insult, whereupon Edward Favour with his fist struck Nicholas Bankes, after which blow Edward Favour drew out his dagger in self-defence against his assailant, and with it in the ensuing affray gave Edward Favour in the left part of his belly a mortal blow, of which he died on the following day. On his arraignment for manslaughter, Nicholas Bankes put himself 'Guilty,' asked for the book, read like a clerk and was delivered according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

10 September, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Tottenham co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Welde late of Edmonton co. Midd. yoman stole a tambe (sic) stagge of red colour worth ten shillings, with a bell worth two pence and a leather collar attached to the neck of the same stag, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Henry Lord Hunesdon, Lord Chamberlain of the Queen's Household. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

18 September, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Tottenham co. Midd. on the said day, Edmund Warde late of London yoman stole a mallard-coloured woollen cloth cloak worth fifty shillings, a fustian doublett worth twenty shillings, and two silver-gilt rings worth six shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Windre. G. D. R., 4 Oct., 36 Eliz.

1 October, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Thomas Palmer yoman, James Duckett yoman, his wife Anne Duckett (alias Anne Duckett spinster), Agnes Pluckett spinster (alias Agnes Pluckett, wife of Olyver Pluckett yoman), all of Higholborne co. Midd.; William Weston, and his wife Elizabeth Weston (alias Elizabeth Weston spinster), both of St. James's Clarkenwell; and John Charnock of Muswellhill in Clarkenwell gentleman; For not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer from 1 Oct. 36 Eliz. to the 22nd of December then next following. G. D. R., 2 May, 37 Eliz.

16 October, 36 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Thomas Mersom alias Masham late of London yoman stole ten pounds in divers pieces of coined gold and ninety pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Edward Bisse, William Barnarde and Stephen Strowde. Repr. pro comitatu Sowthampton per J. Popham milit. G. D. R., 2 Dec., 37 Eliz.

23 October, 36 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Roger Downes, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Roger died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes" on the 22nd inst. after thirteen days of illness. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

11 November, 36 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Owin Hopton knt. J.P., of Edward Zacheverell of Golding-lane gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edward's appearance at the next Session.. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

20 November, 37 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Skevington esq. J.P., of William Crosley of Pycorner, London, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Crosley's appearance "at the next Sessions holden at the Castle in St. Joanes Streete without Smythfield Bars," to give evidence against one Richard Gorton. G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.

25 November, 37 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shordiche on the said day, Richard Defoye late of London yoman stole a blankett worth five shillings and a woollen-cloth coverlet worth sixteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sicillia Smythe. G. D. R., 2 Dec., 37 Eliz.

30 November, 37 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the highway at Haies co. Midd. on the said day between three and four p.m., Edward . . . . gentleman, Tristram Hutchins yeoman, Nicholas Webster yeoman, and John Linsey yeoman, all late of London, assaulted Edward Wattes and robbed him of a skycoloured woollen cloak worth ten shillings, a hat worth five shillings, and a sword worth three shillings. On the bill appears a clerical memorandum that Tristram Hutchins on arraignment put himself 'Guilty,' and was sentenced to be hung.— Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same four highwaymen, for assaulting John Noble, at the same parish between the same hours of the same day, and robbing him of a white gelding worth thirty shillings, a saddle and bridle worth ten shillings, and seventeen shillings in numbered money.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same four highwaymen, for assaulting Gilbert Frognier, at the same place between the same hours of the same day, and robbing him of a sword worth five shillings, a dagger worth eighteen pence, and nine shillings and sixpence in numbered money.—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same four highwaymen, for assaulting Edward Wattes, at the same place between the same hours of the same day, and robbing him of a purple gown worth four pounds, a tawneycoloured cloak worth thirty shillings, a pair of black velvet breeches worth twenty shillings, and a pair of straw-coloured breeches worth thirteen shillings and four pence, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Wolfe, in the keeping of the said Edward Wattes.—In the indictments one of the highwaymen is variously described, as "yoman" and "gentleman." The name of the place, where the robbery was committed, is spelt variously "Haies," "Heesse," "Hesse" and "Hayes." G. D. R., 2 Dec, 37 Eliz.