Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1599

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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251-257

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1599', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 251-257. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65968 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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1599

1 January, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Ales Johnes of Theames-street London, in the sum of one hundred pounds, "That she shall preferre or cause to be preferred one bill of Inditement againste one David Johnes of Abergeynie in the county of Monmouth yeoman, for a supposed murther by him committed vppon one Thomas Johnes her brother some thirtye yeares past or thereaboutes in the Countie of Monmouthe aforesaide, at the nexte Sessions of Gaole Deliuerye to be helde in the county of Midds. aforsayde." G. D. R., 14 Feb., 41 Eliz.

8 January, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, between six and seven o'clock in the night of the said day, Owin Vaughan late of London yoman, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Lady the now Queen at St. James's Parke in the parish of St. Martin-in-theFields co. Midd., the said Lady the Queen being at the time in the said house, and stole therefrom nine linen sheets worth four pounds, three linen tablecloths worth twenty shillings, a linen pillobeere worth twelve pence, and divers other pieces of linen cloth worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Honourable Frances the Lady Burghe at St. James's Parke. G. D. R., 18 Jan., 41 Eliz.

20 January, 41 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Eastsmithfeilde co. Midd., on view of the body of William Clement late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 19th instant between eleven and twelve a.m., a certain John Aldersey was in his own house at Eastsmithfeilde aforesaid, in God's and the Queen's peace, when the aforesaid William Clement, armed with sword and dagger, broke in upon him and assailed him with those weapons; and that in the affray thus forced upon him, John Aldersey, fighting in self-defence and for the preservation of his life, with his sword gave William Clement in the left side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 14 Feb., 41 Eliz.

22 February, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of Stebunheathe co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Browne late of the said parish gentleman feloniously and traitorously dipt and diminished twenty pieces of the said Queen's true and lawful coin called sixe pences, and twenty other pieces of money of the same Queen's true and lawful coin called shillinges. Taken at the Castle in St. Johnstreete co. Midd. on 20th May, 41 Eliz. At the foot of the Bill, a memorandum that "afterwards, towit at a Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Castell in Seint Johnstrete co. Midd. on 23 May, 41 Eliz., before Sir Robert Wrothe knt, Sir Richard Marten knt., and Nicholas Collyn, Henry Thuresby (sic) and Edward Vaughan esqs., Justices of the Peace &c. &c. Robert Browne put himself' Not Guilty,' and did not retract." S. S. O. T., 20th and 23rd May, 41 Eliz.

2 March, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Giles-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Richardson late of London yoman assaulted Anthony Dunne late of London yoman, and with a rapiour gave him in the left side of his breast a mortal wound of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 20 April, 41 Eliz.

8 March, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Vincent Skynner esq. J.P., of William Nutt baker and Thomas Cole alebruer, both of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Dugdale of the same parish alebruer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Dugdale's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace at Westminster, to answer to all things that may be then and there objected against him. G. S. P. R., Easter, 41 Eliz.

9 March, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Higheholborne co. Midd. on the said day Thomas Hungerford late of Barnard's-Inne in London gentleman assaulted Bartholomew Graye late of London gentleman, and with a rapiour gave the said Bartholomew on his right shoulder a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. On his arraignment Thomas Hungerforde put himself 'Not Guilty' of manslaughter, but 'Guilty' of killing in self-defence. G. D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

10 March, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Blounte esq. J.P., of . . . . Roberte of Whitechappell marchantevintner, and William Garrett of the same parish tayller, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Calleri of the same parish marchantvintner, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Calleri's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace at Westminster, then and there to answer &c., he "beinge charged by Ralfe Suertis of Whitchappell vintner to have commytted audolterie with Grace Suertis his wyfe." G. S. P. R., Easter, 41 Eliz.

27 March, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that Hugh Powell and Thomas Deapes, both late of London yomen, in the night of the said day between eleven and twelve o'clock, at St. Martin's-in-the-Field co. Midd., broke burglariously into the house of Thomas Knighte clerk, and stole therefrom a tablecloth worth five shillings, and a napkin worth twelve pence. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Thomas Deapes was sentenced to be hung: holding himself mute, Hugh Powell was committed to the peine forte et dure. Mut' se tenet Ideo cons p' Cur' qd' h'eat penam fort' et duram." G. D. R., 20 April, 41 Eliz.

1 April, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Ruyslippe co. Midd. on the said day, John Smithe late of the said parish gentleman entered the church of the same parish, and there disturbed and molested Henry Studley clk., priest of the same parish, when he was about to administer and celebrate the divine sacrament, and moreover threw down and abused the blessed sacrament of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. G. D. R., 20 April, 41 Eliz.

12 April, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's co. Midd. on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Margaret Sutton, wife of William Sutton of Radcliffe co. Midd., committed adultery with Thomas Kidwell late of London yoman. G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

1 May, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the night of the said day, Silvester Niccolles late of London yoman broke into the dwellinghouse at Grayes Inne co. Midd. of William Milles esq., and stole therefrom a man's tawney-coloured gowne, laide downe with lace, worth eight pounds, of the goods and chattels of Richard Dallidowne gentleman. Cognovit indictamentum, Sus. D. G. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

9 May, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Knightsbridge co. Midd. on the said day, William Fetherstone late of the said parish yoman and . . . . his wife, otherwise styled Elizabeth Fetherstone of the said parish spinster, "seipsos vocantes Egiptianos adtunc et ibidem per spacium trium dierum felonice fuerunt continuaverunt et remanserunt &c." At the bill's foot this clerical memorandum, "Indictamentum Insufficiens p' Cur'." G. D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

15 May, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fincheley co. Midd. on the said day, in a place of the said parish called Colefall, Freman Norton alias Avery late of Fincheley aforesaid tayler assaulted Robert Haynes, being in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a handbill murdered the said Robert by giving him on the left part of his head a wound, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 23 May, 41 Eliz.

23 May, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill, on the highway at Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, James Metcalfe late of London yoman assaulted Simon Smithe, and with a rapiour gave the same Simon on his left side a wound, of which he then and there died instantly. Putting himself 'Guilty,' James Metcalfe was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

28 May, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Ezekiel Grosse of Lyons Inne co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of Anne Vaughan, wife of . . . . Vaughan of St. Clement's-Danes co. Midd., at the next Session of the Peace, to answer to all things that shall then and there be objected against her, "suspected to be a lewde and incontinent woman."—Also, on the same file, the recognizances, taken on the same day before the same magistrate, of Ezekiel Grosse of Lyons Inne co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds, and of Richard Dagge of St. Kene co. Cornwall, gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Richard Dagge's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for incontinence with one Anne Vaughan." G. D. R., . . . . 41 Eliz.

—June, 41 Elizabeth.—Forty several True Bills, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, against the following forty-two persons,—(1) William Smyth of Shordich yoman, (2) Thomas Vachell late of St. Clement's Danes gentleman, (3) Katherine Smyth of Shorediche spinster, (4) Thomas Burre of Shordich yeoman, (5) Elizabeth Abbs wife of Thomas Abbs of Shorediche, (6) Thomas Abbs late of Shordich, (7) Winifred Williams late of Whitechapell, (8) Thomas Gawen late of Westminster gentleman, (9) Edmund Tayler late of Edmonton gentleman, (10) Nicholas Crudde late of Goldinglane in St Giles's without Creplegate yoman, (11) Margaret Webbe late of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, (13) John Standen late of St. Dunstan'sin-the-West gentleman, (14) Arden Waferer late of St. Clement's Danes, (15) . . . . Rosecarrett of St. Clement's Danes esq., (16) Nicholas Bosgrave of St. Clement's-Danes gentleman, (17) Lucie Smyth of St. Clement's Danes spinster, (18) . . . . Lady Mounteagle late of Hoggesdon co. Midd., (19) Launcelett Porter late of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, (20) Jane Shelley of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields widow, (21) Thomas Churchyarde of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, (22) Isabel Fortescue of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, (23) Elizabeth Lady Huddleston of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate, (24) John Reason of St. Margaret's Westminster yoman, (25) William Page of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, (26) Isaack Allen of St. Margaret's Westminster yoman, (27) Henry Carye of St. Margaret's Westminster gentleman, (28) William Brasheforde late of St. Margaret's Westminster yoman, (29) Robert Lunne late of St. Margaret's Westminster yoman, (30) Patrick Seagrave late of St. Margaret's Westminster yoman, (31) Richard Carrowe late of St. Andrew's Holborne gentleman, (32) Andrra (sic) Gifforde wife of William Gifforde, late of Northall co. Midd. gentleman, (33) William Goodaker late of St. Andrew's Holborne barber and (34) his wife Anne "nuper de eadem spinster," (35) Alice Nashe late of St. Johnstreete in St. Sepulchre's widow, (36) Agnes Cole late of Heston co. Midd. spinster, (37) Thomas Pallmere, . . . . gentleman, (38) Margaret Webbe . . . ., (39) Alice Plunkett . . . . widow, (40) William Woodfall. . . ., (41) George Dethicke . . . ., and (42) . . . . spinster.—Four of these persons are indicted by two bills, but each of the other thirtyeight bills is a bill against a single individual. At the foot of each bill appears the clerical memorandum "Proclamatio facta est juxta formam statuti &c." All the offenders are indicted for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer for six months; but whilst some of the offenders are charged with avoiding church &c. from the 10th of June 41 Eliz. others are indicted for neglecting common worship from the last day of that month. That these bills were part of a Goal Delivery Roll appears from a remaining fragment of their original wrapper; and the roll must have been a roll of the Queen's 42nd year. But they are placed with the rolls of the earlier year, and must be sought for in G. D. R. . . . ., 41 Eliz.

9 June, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster on the said day, Robert Sekes late of London yoman stole a silver "bole" worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble the Lord Mountacute.—Po se cul ca null petit librum legit vt clericus sign' cum Ira T Et del' juxta formam statuti Et postea repr. p' Cur. pro b. g. G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

28 June, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Norton-follgate co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Crowe late of London spinster stole a piece of silver called "a silver toothpicker" worth three pence, another piece of silver called "a silver earepicker" worth three pence, a parcel-gilt silver ring worth twelve pence, and five shillings of numbered money, of the goods, chattels and moneys of William Denbye. Putting herself 'Guilty' of petty larceny, the chattels being appraised by the Jury at eleven-pence and a half-penny, Elizabeth Crowe was discharged on payment of the fee. G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

22 July, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Robert Rove and John Crane, both of Graies Inne gentlemen, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Elizabeth Welshe of Graies-Inne-lane widow, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Elizabeth's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, then and there to answer &c, she being "charged to have stolen Fitzherbert's Abbridgment at large out of the library in Graies Inne." G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

28 July, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Joseph Lyngley of Forsterlane London goldsmith, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Joseph's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for his good behaviour, because "he was taken by Mr. Nicholson in a lewde house." G. D. R., . . . ., 41 Eliz.

6 October, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Gilbert Trobrige of the Middle Temple in London gentleman and . . . . of the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Joan Blood in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Joan Blood's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace at Westminster, and in the mean time for her peaceful bearing towards all people, and more especially towards Joan Owen of High Holborne spinster. G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

6 October, 41 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Gilbert Trobridge of the Middle Temple in London gentleman and William Perkins of the parish of Clement-Danes co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Barnard Lupton of High Holborne gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of the said Barnard Lupton and his wife at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for their peaceful bearing towards all people, and more especially towards Joan Owen of High Holborne spinster. G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

24 October, 41 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Goldinge Lane in the parish of St. Giles's-without-Creplegate co. Midd., Richard More late of London gentleman and Nicholas Garland . . . . assaulted Henry Heard, and that with a dagger the said Richard More slew the same Henry Heard by giving him on the right side of his head a mortal blow, of which he died on the 3rd of November then next following. G. D. R., . . . .,43 Eliz.

30 November, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Pancras on the said day, George Hemsworthe late of . . . . assaulted Henry Burnarde . . . ., and with a rapiour gave the same Henry in his left side a mortal wound, of which he died on the said day. G. D. R., 14 Feb., 42 Eliz.

1 December, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-inthe-Fields on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards, Christofer Chyme late of London yoman and Magdalen Gibson (the wife of Richard Gibson of the aforesaid parish yoman) have committed adultery. G. D. R., 17 Jan., 42 Eliz.

6 December, 42 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Grayes Inne Lane co. Midd. between eleven and twelve in the night of the said day, John Mathewe and Tobias Mathewe, both late of London gentlemen, broke burglariously into trie dwelling-house of Elie Dewell widow and stole therefrom six yards of satten "coloris Lyon Haie" worth three pounds, a red woollen-cloth petticoat worth twenty shillings, and a silk purse worth twelve pence, of the goods and chattels of the said Elie Dewell. G. D. R., 14 Feb., 42 Eliz.

8 December, 42 Elizabeth.—True bill that, at Mylend in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Jacob late of London yoman assaulted Mary Corey, an infant of the age of three years, "et ipsam Mariam Corey tunc et ibidem rapuit defloravit et . . . . carnaliter cognovit." G. D. R., 17 Jan., 42 Eliz.

23 December, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Henry Asheley of Westminster esq., and William Sommelton of Porton co. Wiltes. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Browne of Westminster yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Browne'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 Mathew Royden of Westminster clerk. G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

23 December, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of William Sommelton of Porton co. Wiltes. gentleman and Venus Hudson late of . . . ., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Henry Asheley (one of Her Majesty's Gentlemen Pentionersin-ordinary) esq., in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Henry Asheley's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for Middlesex, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all people, and especially towards Mathew Royden of Westminster clerk. G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.

23 December, 42 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J. P., of Henry Asheley (one of Her Majesty's gentlemen pentioners) gentleman, and William Sommelton of Porton co. Wiltes. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Thomas Asheley of Westminster gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Thomas Asheley's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards ail people and especially towards Mathew Royden of Westminster clerk. G. S. P. R., Easter, 42 Eliz.