7 January, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Paddington co. Midd.
on the said day, Thomas Johnson and John Bailey, both late of London yomen, stole a black woollen-cloth cloak worth twenty shillings,
"vnam sarcinam vocat' a Portmantua" worth twelve pence, three
linen-cloth shirts worth six shillings, "quatuor collaria panni linei
vocat' fallinge bandes ad valenciam iiis." a pair of worstead stockens
worth three shillings, and a pair of shoes worth twelve pence, of the
goods and chattels of Richard Fitzames (sic) gentleman. Over the name
of each thief in the bill appears the clerical memorandum "Cognovit
indictamentum petit librum legit vt clericus signatur cum litera T et
deliberatur juxta formam statuti &c."=He acknowledged the indictment,
asks for the book, reads like a clerk, is marked with the letter T, and
is delivered according to the form of the statute &c." This precise
description of the Tyburn brand appears for the first time in the rolls
of this year. 16 Feb., 38 Eliz.
21 February, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at
the parish of Maribone, in the highway called "the footepath" in a
field called "Broomefielde," John Nelson late of London yoman
assaulted Timothy Bowdrye and robbed him of a pillowbeere worth
twelve pence, "vnum securim vocat' a handebill" worth twelve pence,
and twenty-three pence of numbered money. Po se non cul nec rec.
G. D. R., 20 Jan., 39 Eliz.
15 March, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd.
on the said day, John Tyler late of Westminster yoman feloniously
and traitorously coined and counterfeited two pieces of coin of copper
and other false and mixed metals, in the image and similitude of the
Queen's money called shillinges. At the foot of the bill, a memorandum that John Tyler put himself 'Guilty'; whereupon it was adjudged
that he should be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to Newgate, and
thence should be drawn through the middle of the city of London to
the gallows at Tyburn, and be hung on the same gallows (et abinde per
medium civitat' London direct' vsq' ad furcas de tiborne trahatur, Et
super furcas illas ibidem suspendatur per collum quousque &c."—
Together with the Precept of "Venire Facias" directed to the Sheriff
of Middlesex, for good and loyal men for jurors (showing that the case
was taken by itself at the Castell in St. Johnstrete on 27 May 38
Eliz., before Sir Richard Marten knt. and other Justices of the Peace
and of Oyer and Terminer), and the list and panel of jurors, this bill
is on a separate file. S. S. O. T. 27 May, 38 Eliz.
1 May, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Alveria Kellett of the
parish of St. Clement's-Danes co. Midd. widow, for not going to
church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 1 May 38
Eliz. to 26th of June then next following. G. D. R., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
7 May, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Oldestreete co. Midd.
during the night of the said day, James Curke alias Lee, late of London yoman, broke burglariously into the house of Philipp Awdsley
gentleman, and stole therefrom a woman's black-silk gowne worth eight
pounds, two ruffe-bandes, a leather purse with twenty shillings of
numbered money in it, and a silver pott worth five pounds. Acknowledging the indictment James Curke was sentenced to be hung.
G. D. R., . . . ., 38 Eliz.
10 May, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Shordiche co. Midd.
on the said day, Cristofer Manson and Edward Weste, both late of
London yomen, stole six pounds of sugar worth four shillings, eight
pounds of cheese worth twenty pence, twenty yards of "cruell gartheringe" worth twenty pence, four pounds of almonds worth twenty pence,
and six dozen "poyntes" worth eight pence, of the goods and chattels
of Thomas Prentice. Both thieves put themselves 'Guilty,' and
pleading their clergy, were marked with the letter T and delivered
according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., . . . ., 38 Eliz.
21 May, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the parish of St.
Andrew in Highe Holborne co. Midd. on the said day between the
hours eight and ten a.m., Samuell Gower late of London gentleman
entered the house of Thomas Rooper esq. and stole therefrom a
satten dublett worth forty shillings and "vnum par' calligarum velvetti
cum serico ornat' vocat' a payre of veluett breches with canyons
plucked out with satten valoris quadraginta solidorum." Acknowledging the indictment, Samuell Gower asked for the book, read like a clerk,
was marked with the letter T, and was delivered according to the form
of the statute. G. D. R., . . . ., 38 Eliz.
29 May, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Flemynge esq. Solicitor-General, of John Holcroft of Kilseth co. Lancaster esq., and of Robert Shawe of Traforde co. Lancaster gentleman,
in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and of Gilbert Worsley of
London gentleman in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said
Gilbert Worsley'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., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
29 May, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before William
Hickman J.P., of Richard Slater of Bishoppe Hattfield co. Hertford
yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Richard's appearance
at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, to give
evidence against Silvester Caulton gentleman. G. D. R., 2 July,
8 June, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before George
Assebye esq. J.P., of John Gregorye of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields
barbour and William Wright of the same parish cochemaker, in the
sum of ten pounds each, and of George Genefer of the same parish
joyner, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said George's appearance
at the next Session of Enquiry for Middlesex, to answer "for detayning of lynnen laide to gage, togeather with the principall monys borowed
and the Interest all paide, of the goodes of Peter Rowlandson, and
yet the said Genefer kepes the pawn." G. D. R., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
10 June, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day, between
six and seven p.m., on the highway at Southmymmes co. Midd.,
Lawrence Williams late of London yeoman with a drawn rapiour
assaulted John Crosbye, then being in God's and the Queen's peace,
and with malice aforethought slew and murdered the same John
Crosbye. G. D. R., 11 May, 39 Eliz.
15 June, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Thomas
Fowler esq. J.P., of John Ryley of Staple Inne gentleman in the
sum of twenty pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next
Session of the Peace for Midd., to give evidence against Francis More,
suspected of felony. G. D. R., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
16 June, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Fowler esq. J.P., of William Goares of Harberowghe co. Lecester
gentleman and Christopher Wilkes of Islington co. Midd. vintener, in the
sum of ten pounds each, and of William Watton of Islington "inkeeper,"
in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Watton's appearance at the next Session of the Peace in Middlesex, and in the mean
time for his peaceful behaviour. At the foot of the bill, this
memorandum,—"Wheatley and this Watton did fight, and theare
weare fower more with weapons of their companye broughte before
me, but whether they weare present wid any thing att their fightinge, it
is to be enquired if theye did then make (?) a ryott, and therefore I did
binde the six to be of good behaviour."—Also, on the same file, the
recognizances referred to in the aforegiven memorandum. Wheteley
alias Wheatley was of the parish of Christechurche near Newegate,
pewterer. G. D. R., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
16 June, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Robert
Wrothe esq. J.P., of Sir Edward Monnynges of Waldisheen (?) co.
Kent knt. and his servant John Sanson, in the sum of twenty pounds
each; For the said John Sanson's appearance at the next Session of
Enquiry at Finsburye. G. D. R., 2 July, 38 Eliz.
27 July, 38 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Edward
Vaghan esq. J.P., of Henry Hunte of St. Leonard's parish in
Shordich gardiner, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Henry's
appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer to
a charge of "stealinge of artichokes." G. D. R., 1 Sept.,
4 August, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Kentishetowne co.
Midd. on the said day, John Freeman late of London yoman stole a
grey trottinge geldinge worth five pounds, an amblinge geldinge worth
five pounds, a browne baye geldinge worth three pounds, and another
castrated horse called "a black nagge" worth forty shillings, of the
goods and chattels of John Cotten esq . . . . . Also, two other
indictments (endorsed "Billa Vera") against the same John Freeman
for thefts committed at Kentishetowne on the same day. G. D. R.,
1 Sept., 38 Eliz.
30 September, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill against William Whitinge
of Stepney co. Midd. butcher, for not going to church, chapel or any
usual place of Common Prayer, from 30 Sept. 38 Eliz. to 1 January,
then next following. G. D. R., 16 Feb., 39 Eliz.
6 October, 38 Elizabeth.—True Bill against William Bensheforde
late of Westminster co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church, chapel
or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 6 Oct. 38 Eliz. to
6 October of the next following year. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 39 Eliz.
23 November, 39 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Pickthatche co.
Midd. on the said day and for six months next before it, Elizabeth
Hollande kept a common brothel. Elizabeth Hollande put herself 'Guilty'; and it was adjudged by the Courte that "she shalbe
put into a carte at Newgate and be carted with a paper on her hed
shewinge her offence, from thence to Smythfeilde, from thence to her
howse, from thence to Cornehill, from thence to the Standerd in
Cheepe, from thence to Bridewell, and all the waye basons to be runge
before her, at Bridewell to be punished, and from thence to be broughte
to Newgate, there to remaine vntill she haue payed a fyne of xl li.
and put in sewerties for the same, and to be bounde to her good
behaviour." G. D. R., 16 Feb., 39 Eliz.
10 December, 39 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem,
taken at Hollowell Streete in St. Leonard's Shoredich co Midd., on
view of the body of James Feake, there lying dead: With Verdict that
the aforesaid James Feake and a certain Gabriel Spencer late of
London yoman were together in the said parish at the dwelling-house
of Richard Easte barber, on the 3rd instant between five and six p.m.,
when they exchanged insulting words, whereupon James Feake, having
a copper-candlestick in his right hand, held it with the intention of
throwing it at Gabriel Spencer, who, having his rapier in its scabbard,
with the same rapier and scabbard gave the said James between the
ball of his right eye and the eyebrow a mortal wound, which penetrated
to the brain, of which wound the said James Feake languished from the
said 3rd inst. at Hollowell Street to the 6th inst., on which last-named
day he died of the said wound. G. D. R., 20 Jan., 39 Eliz.
28 December, 39 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Thomas
Fowler esq. J.P., of Fulke Rutter of Islington co. Midd. gentleman
and Richard Chambers of St. Olive's parish in Sowthwark co. Surrey
habberdasher, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance
of Margaret Rutter, wife of the said Fulke Rutter, at the next Gaol
Delivery, to answer to a suspicion of felony. G. D. R., 20 Jan., 39 Eliz.
30 December, 39 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day in
Paddington co. Midd. on a certain bridge called "Stonebridge," John
Moore and Francis Palmer, both late of London yomen, assaulted
John Apshawe and robbed him of eight shillings in numbered money.
—Also, on the same file, a True Bill against the same two highwaymen,
for assaulting Thomas Mawborne at the same Stone Bridge on the
same day, and robbing him of eleven shillings and sixpence of
numbered money. Putting themselves 'Guilty' of both robberies,
both robbers were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 20 Jan.,