Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1602

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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276-287

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1602', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 276-287. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65971 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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1602

13 January, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Harlington co. Midd. on the said day, John Pemmer late of Westdraiton co. Midd. gardener administered in a potion a certain quantity of the powdered root of White Elebore to Anne, the wife of Robert Fisher of Harlington; and that she being at that time sick, and ignorant of the effect of so great a quantity of White Elebore, and being persuaded by John Pemmer it would be a remedy for her sickness, took the same powder, and by reason of taking it died on the eighteenth of the same month: and that in so persuading her to take the same powder the said John killed and slew the same Anne; there being no charge that he murdered her. G. D. R., 15 Feb., 44 Eliz.

20 January, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, William Owen alias Jones and John Kinge alias Kymes, both late of London yomen, broke into the dwelling-house of Sir Thomas Egerton knt., Keeper of the Great Seal, and stole therefrom two woollen-cloth cloaks of divers colours worth six pounds, and two woollen-cloth hattes worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of certain unknown men: And Further that Edward Bickerstaffe, late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. broker, knowing them to have perpetrated the said felony, received aided comforted the same William and John at St. Clement's Danes on 21 Jan. 44 Eliz.— William Owen put himself 'Guilty' and had no chattels: John Kinge was at large; putting himself 'Guilty,' Edward Bickerstaffe 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., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

24 January, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Edward Owyn of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Edward Owyn's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, at The Castle near Smythfeilde Barres, then and there to answer "for beinge an Inmate in the house of one Oliver Gwinne."—Also, the Recognizance, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace, of Oliver Gwinne of St. Giles's-in the-Fields barber, in the sum of ten pounds, for his appearance at the next Session of the Peace held at The Castle near Smythfeilde Barres, then and there to answer "for receavinge one Edward Owyn and his wife, one Fetherbee and his wife and one Mabell Brooke into his howse as inmates." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 44 Eliz.

13 February, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Henry Cheeke and Walter Darrell, both of Greyes Inn gentlemen, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Asculph Clevesbee (servant of the said Henry Cheeke), in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Asculph Clevesbee's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, he being suspected "of fellony for stealinge a sylver cuppe forthe of the taverne where" he and certain of his fellows "were a drinkinge."—Also, three other sets of Recognizances, taken before the same Justice of the Peace, for the appearance of Jervis Errington (servant of Nicholas Lee of Greyes Inn gentleman), Richard Greevell (servant of Walter Darrell of Greyes Inne gentleman), and William Hardinge (servant of William Fludde of Greyes Inne gentleman) at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, they being suspected "of felony for stealing a sylver cupp forth of a taverne where they were a-drinkinge." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 44 Eliz.

16 February, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Nortonfollgate in the parish of St. Leonerd in Shordiche co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Anthony, Michael Pudsey, Richard Brewer, William Tame, John Roall, John Davies, Robert Jackson, John Littlewood, Richard Reade, William Gallante, Michael Springell and Hugh Williams, all late of London yomen, together with twenty unknown disturbers of the peace, armed with staves and clubbes and other weapons, assembled riotously and in warlike manner, and made forcibly an unlawful entry into the dwelling-house of Helen Howell, and prostrated it to the ground. G. D. R., 15 Feb., 44 Eliz.

17 February, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of John Banckes of the precinct of St. Katherine near The Tower of London cordwainer, and Henry Wyndes of St. Buttolph's-without-Bishopsgate cordwainer, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Jackson of St. Katherine's aforesaid cordwainer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Robert Jackson's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer "for an vnlawfull assembly on shrove-tuesday."—Also, four other sets of Recognizances, taken before the same Justice of the Peace, for the appearance of Edward Graves bricklayer and Andre we Lincolne butcher, both of Norton-Folgate, John Davies of St. Bridgett's cutler, Richard Parrys servant of Thomas Parrys citizen and innholder of London, and Alexander Bowker apprentice of Thomas Salisbury citizen and draper of London, at the next Session of the Peace, then and there to answer for their parts in, or to give evidence against persons taking part in the same "vnlawfull assembly on shrove-tuesday." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 44 Eliz.

27 February, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fullham co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Gorney and John Hopkyns both late of London yomen. broke burglariously into the house of Edmund Hilton, and stole therefrom "a copper styll" worth fifty-two shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Edmund. John Hopkins put himself 'Not Guilty' and did not retract. Putting himself 'Guilty' of the felony, but 'Not Guilty' of the burglary, John Gorney asked for the book, read like a clerk, was branded with the letter T, and delivered in accordance with the Statute. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

28 February 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Pancras co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Waynam late of London gentleman assaulted Robert Jones late of London gentleman, and slew him by giving him with a rapier a mortal wound in the right shoulder, of which wound he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

6 March, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Henry Newdigate of Hampton co. Midd. gentleman, and Robert Christopher of Stanwell co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds each, and Edward Haslerigg late of London gentleman, in the sum of eighty pounds; For the said Edward Haslerigg's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate. At the foot of the bill, this memorandum by John Grange J.P., "The L. Cheefe Justice of England did send vnto me to bayll this gent' committed to the Marshalsye by his Lp. I know not for what cause." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

7 March, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fynnesberrye in the parish of St. Giles-without-Creplegate co. Midd., William Kindlemarshe late of London yoman assaulted Edward Tumber, when he was in God's and the Queen's peace, and murdered him by giving him with "a staffe" a mortal blow on the right side of his head, of which blow the said Edward then and there died instantly. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

13 March, 44 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Bartholomew Turpyn late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Bartholomew Turpyn died in the gaol, by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes," on the 12th inst. after a month's illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

20 March, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Fullham co. Midd. in the night of the said day, George Greene alias Kerke late of London yoman broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Reverend in Christ Richard Bishop of London and stole therefrom five carpettes of divers colours worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Bishop. Po se cul ca null Sus. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

31 March, 44 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Clement Clarke late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Clement Clarke died in the gaol by Divine Visitation of a "pyning sicknes" on the same day, after three weeks' illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

1 April, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. in the night of the same day, Thomas Nicolls yoman and John Moore taylor alias John West yoman, both late of London, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Walter Raleighe knt. in the said parish, and stole therefrom two linen "pillowbeeres . . . . fitted with silke and golde" worth ten pounds, a linen "cushinge cloth" adorned with silk and gold worth five pounds, and a diaper tablecloth worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Sir Walter Raleigh.—Also, in the same file, another True Bill against the same burglars for entering burglariously, at the same parish in the night of 20 Jan. 44 Eliz., the dwelling-house of Sir John Stannehoppe knt., and stealing therefrom five ornaments called cushinges worth three pounds, a carpett worth twenty shillings, and a woollen-cloth "skrenecloth" worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir John Stannehoppe knt.—Also, in the same file, another indictment against the same burglars, for breaking burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Thomas Lord Burghley at the Strond co. Midd., in the night of 1 Feb. 44 Eliz., and stealing therefrom a red velvet coverlett worth twenty pounds, "fower curtaines of braunched damaske" worth five pounds, and "a braunched damaske carpett" worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Most Noble Thomas, the Lord Burgheley. Thomas Nicolls confessed both indictments; John Moore alias West was at large. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

1 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Edward Vaughan esq. J.P., of William Dickinson of Horton co. Bucks. husbandman, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the said William's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to be held at The Castle at St. John's Street, for his continuance within the jurisdiction of the Justices of the County of Middlesex till he should have their licence to depart, and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing to the Rt. Hon. the Lord Keeper and all the Queen's other lieges. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

. . . ., 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Christopher Rithe esq. J.P., on the 4th day of a month no longer discoverable from the decayed document, of Peter Haull of Isleworth co. Midd. tailer, in the sum of five pounds; For the said Peter's evidence against John Cockes now a prisoner in Newgate, "concerninge the robbing of John Argo, one of the cariers of Oxford." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

5 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Edward Hodgson late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Edward Hodgson died in the gaol by Divine Visitation of the "pyninge sicknes" on the same day, after three weeks' illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

9 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Two sets of Recognizances, taken before Richard Candeler esq. J.P., for the appearance of John Hooffe and Robert Pate, both of Tottenham co. Midd. yomen, at the next Session of the Peace, then and there to answer to a charge of "pullinge downe bridges gates styles and breakinge glasse wyndowes on Easter daye last in the night." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

14 April, 44 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken within Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Richard Tiler late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 13th inst., the said Richard died in the gaol by Divine Visitation of "a pyninge sicknes," after thirteen days of illness. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

15 April, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Clement-Danes without the Bars of the New Temple co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Watkinson late of London clerk alias Robert Willson late of London clerk, born within this kingdom of England, viz. at Hemingbrough co. York after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 1 Eliz., and made and ordained a priest in parts beyond the sea by authority derived from the See of Rome before the last day of March 44 Eliz., in no degree weighing the laws and statutes of this kingdom, nor having respect for the penalty contained in them, was and remained traitorously and as a traitor, in contempt of the crown and dignity of the same Queen, and against the form of the statute for this case published and provided. "Po se cul ca null: h'eat judiciu'."=He put himself 'Guilty,' had no chattels; let him have judgment. G. D. R, . . . ., 44 Eliz.

7 May, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Grange esq. J.P., of Edward Knighte yeoman and John Wolly gentleman, both of Golding Lane co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Katherine Wolly, wife of the said John Wolly, at the next General Session of the Peace and in the mean time for her peaceful behaviour. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 44 Eliz.

8 May, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Tobias Woode esq. J.P., of Libeus Perkins alias Lee of Whitechappell horseguelder, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Libeus Perkins's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, then and there to answer unto such matters as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

14 May, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Henry Thoresby esq. J.P., of Edmund Petty of Whitechappell co. Midd. tincker, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Edmund's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, because he "keepeth companie with one Christian Owen beinge another man's wiefe."

22 May, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the highway at Howneslowe co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Kember late of London gentleman assaulted William Peverell, and with a certain instrument called a pistol, which he the said Francis with his right hand pointed at the said William's breast, put the said William in great fear and terror. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

22 May, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Ambrose Copinger esq. J.P., of William Peverell the Queen's servant in the office called "The Waxe Chandrie," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said William Peverell's appearance at the next Session of the Peace in Middlesex, to give evidence against Francis Kember gentleman, now in Newgate Gaol. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

25 May, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Mile-end in Stepney co. Midd. between eleven and twelve in the night of the said day, Roger Some late of London gentleman assaulted Rowland Pottell, and with "a pistoll" charged with gunpowder and "dropshott" murdered the same Rowland Pottell, by discharging the said pistol at him, so as to give him a wound in the high part of his left thigh, of which wound he then and there in the said highway died instantly; And That Thomas White late of London haberdasher, and William Gerlinge late of London yoman (servant of George Hill of London vintener) were then and there present, abetting strengthening and aiding the same Roger Some to perpetrate the said murder. On his arraignment, putting himself 'Guilty' of manslaughter, but 'Not Guilty' of murder, Roger Some pleaded his clergy, read like a clerk, was branded with the letter T, and delivered according to the Statute. In like manner, Thomas White and William Gerling pleaded their clergy, and after being branded with the letter T were delivered. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

29 May, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Lincolnes Inne co. Midd. in the night of the said day, William Pleasington alias Pleasante alias Cutler late of London yoman, William Howe late of Redcrossestreete co. Midd. gentleman, John Moore late of London gentleman, and James Rawlinson late of London gentleman, broke burglariously into the chamber of Robert Gawsell gentleman and Thomas Bedingfield esq., and stole therefrom a clothe gowne worth three pounds, a satten dublett worth twenty-three shillings, a silk dublett worth twentythree shillings, a pair of black velvett breeches worth twenty-nine shillings, and a pair of linen sheets worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Robert Gawsell, and a rapior worth thirteen shillings and sixpence, and a black hatt worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Francis Parlett gentleman. All four burglars were at large. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

4 June, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Stanwell co. Midd. on the said day, William Gibson, late of London clothworker, assaulted one Simon Jackson, when he was in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a dagger murdered him, by giving him in the left side of his breast with the same weapon a mortal wound, of which he then and there in the said highway died instantly. On his arraignment, putting himself 'Guilty' of manslaughter, but 'Not Guilty' of murder, William Gibson pleaded his clergy, whereupon the book was given to him. But as he could not read like a clerk, he was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

6 June, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Morgan James late of London yoman stole a "copper kettle" worth eighteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of Margery Gardener. Putting himself 'Guilty' and asking for the book, Morgan Jones read like a clerk, was marked with the letter T, and was delivered according to the form of the Statute. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

13 June, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Johns-streete co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Maccoe late of London spinster broke into the dwelling-house of William Fittz Williams esq., and stole therefrom a pepper-coloured woollen-cloth cloak worth six shillings, and a violet-coloured woollen-cloth cloak worth six shillings, of the goods and chattels of Roger Prichard. Putting herself 'Guilty,' Elizabeth pleaded pregnancy; but, on being found 'Not Pregnant' by a jury of matrons, she was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

23 June, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Ratcliffe co. Midd. on the said day, Agnes Abrahall, wife of William Abrahall of the said parish marriner, assaulted Anne Muffett, and with her teeth bit Anne Muffett severely so as to wound the right-hand thumb. G. D. R., 25 June, 44 Eliz.

28 June, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of George Padge of St. Sepulchre's parish, London, yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the appearance of George Bayly and his wife Mary Bayly at the next Session of the Peace, the said George and Mary Bayly being "suspected of recusancie." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

29 June, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Woxbridge co. Midd. on the said day, John Clarke late of London yoman, in the presence and hearing of divers persons, said to one Richard Ogborne, constable of the said parish, these scandalous and seditious words, to the Queen's defamation, to wit, "Why dorst thou tell me of the Queene ? A turde for the Queene." At the head of the bill, this memorandum,—"Repi. to be continued vppon good baile, by Mr. Attorney Generall." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

4 July, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, James Doggett late of London yoman, in the presence and hearing of divers persons, said to one Robert Dyer these scandalous words to the Queen's defamation, to wit, "A pox and a vengeance of all those whatsoever that made this statute for the poore and punishement of Rogues and a pox of all those that would followe her Majestie any more." At the foot of the bill, this memorandum, "fangr' respectuatur p' Cur' =Trespass; it is deferred by the Court.' G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

5 July, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Bednolgrene in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Gilbert Mason late of Bednolgrene aforesaid laborer assaulted John Vanderley, and with a cowlestaffe gave him on the right side of his head a mortal blow, of which he died at Bednolgrene on the following day. On his arraignment, Gilbert Mason put himself 'Guilty' of defending himself, but 'Not Guilty' of manslaughter. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

5 July, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Harrison esq. J.P., of William Dugdale of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields tipler, and Ralph Shard of the same parish yoman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For William Dugdale's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful behaviour. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 44 Eliz.

14 July, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Robert Creswell of Clifford's Inne gentleman and Garnishe Topffield of Frisenfeld co. Suffolk gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Martha Bell at the next Session of the Peace, she being "suspected for a whore." G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

24 July, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Slipper, late of . . . . yoman, broke into the dwelling-house of Sir Thomas Egerton knt., Keeper of the Great Seal, and stole therefrom a silver dish worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Sir Thomas Egerton knt. "Po se cul ca null sus." G. D.R., . . . .,44 Eliz.

25 July, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Chidioc Wardoure and William Harrison esqs. J.P., of Phillip Lacon of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields gentleman, in the sum of twenty pounds, John Carter of Lambeth Marsh co. Surrey yeoman, and Richard Quarington of Edgeworth co. Midd. wheelewright, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Anne, wife of the said Phillip Lacon, at the next General Session of the Peace, she having been "taken at Hamersmith wearing of man's apparel and for the same committed to the Gaole of Newgate." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 44 Eliz.

7 August, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Westminster co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Cole of Westminster co. Midd. butcher with a sword struck and wounded William Elliott, so that his life was despaired. G. D. R., . . . .,44 Eliz.

— August, 44 Elizabeth.— Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Fulham co. Midd. on view of the body of John Burton, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 21st July last past, the said John Burton and a certain Abraham Cannon were drinking together in the highway of . . . . in the ward of Cheape in London, when they quarreled and made an affray, in which affray Abraham Cannon gave John Burton in the right part of his back a mortal blow, of which he died on 10th August, then next following. On his arraignment, Abraham Cannon put himself 'Not Guilty' of the felonious slaughter of John Burton and did not retract; and the Jury found that "Johannes Death occidit predictum Johannem Burton,"=that John Death slew the aforesaid John Burton. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

17 August, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in a certain place called "a house of office" at Westminster co. Midd. between two and three a.m. of the said day, Joan Bulte late of London spinster, assaulted a female infant to which she had given birth, and murdered the same infant by crushing-in its head with her hands and strangling it with a girdle; and that Joan Pyke wife of Thomas Pyke late of Westminster, alias Joan Pyke of Westminster spinster, was then and there present, aiding and abetting Joan Bulte to perpetrate the said murder. Putting herself 'Guilty' Joan Bulte was sentenced to be hung. Joan Pyke put herself 'Not Guilty,' and did not retract. G. D. R. . . . ., 44 Eliz.

19 August, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Mile-end co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Ellficke late of London yoman stole a parcelgilt silver bason worth twenty pounds, a parcel-gilt silver ewer worth six pounds, a parcel-gilt silver "salte" worth ten pounds, a parcel-gilt silver "standing cuppe" worth six pounds, "a great gilte bowle" worth six pounds, ten silver-gilt spoones worth five pounds and six shillings, "a jewell of golde" worth six pounds, a gold ring called "a hooped ringe" worth twenty shillings, "a silver box" worth five shillings, "novem alias parcellas argenti vocat' parcells of plate" and three covers of silver worth forty pounds, and fifty-seven pounds and seven shillings in numbered money, and nine pounds and sixteen shillings of coined gold, in a purse of clothe of silver worth three pounds, of the goods, chattels and moneys of Thomas Twiste esq., sergeant-at-arms of the Lady the Queen. Memorandum 'Respectuatur'=it is deferred. G. D. R., . . . ., 44 Eliz.

21 September, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Wood esq. J.P., of Mathewe Whitberde and William Heywarde, both of Whitechappell co. Midd. bricklayers, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of John Newman of the same parish "Picture-drawer," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John Newman's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, he being thus "bound over for keepinge and lyving with Anne Roterham as his wiefe for 8 or 9 yeare sand nowe marrying one Fraunces whom he also kepte before he married her." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 44 Eliz.

21 September, 44 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Wood esq. J. P., of Mathew Whitberde and William Heywarde, both of Whitechappell bricklayers, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearanoe of Frances Newman, wife of John Newman "picture drawer" at the next General Session of the Peace. At the foot of the bill this not quite intelligible memorandum, "Newman lived with another woman for 8 or 9 yeares as his wiefe duringe parte of which tyme this Fraunces dwelt with them, and knowinge this Newman had the use of her bodie, and after she married with her said master, G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 44 Eliz.

3 October, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Clarkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, John Kelsicke, late of . . . ., assaulted Robert Hall, when he was in God's and the Queen's peace, and with a dagger worth sixpence gave the same Robert in his right thigh a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. G. D. R., 1 Dec., 45 Eliz.

9 October, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the parish "beati Petri Vinculi" (sic) near the Tower of London on the said day, Hugh Perry of the said parish cutler assaulted and beat Jocosa Powell spinster with a bromestaffe, and bruised her severely. G. D. R., 19 Jan., 45 Eliz.

29 October, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Saffronhill in St. Andrew's in Holborn on the said day, John Bushrove (sic) late of London alien assaulted Richard Hurte, and with a rapior gave the same Richard in the right side a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. Putting himself 'Guilty,' John Bushrowe (sic) pleaded his clergy, was branded and delivered. G. D. R., 1 Dec., 45 Eliz.

31 October, 44 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at the Charterhouse co. Midd. in the night of the said day, John Moore and Thomas Niccolles, both late of London yomen, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Thomas Lord Hayward, and stole therefrom five pounds in numbered moneys, of the goods, chattels and moneys of the said lord. G. D. R., 1 Dec., 45 Eliz.

4 December, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster and in a cellar there of the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Henry Earl of Lincoln, on the said day, Richard Blake late of London yoman assaulted Susan Calverlye, "et eandem Susannam adtunc et ibidem felonice et contra voluntatem ejusdem Susanne rapuit defloravit et carnaliter cognovit." Po se cul ca null sus. G. D. R., 19 Jan, 45 Eliz.

31 December, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Pickthatch co. Midd. on the said day and throughout the month next preceding the same day, Francis Curatory late of Pickthatch aforesaid and his wife Mary Curatory kept a common brothel, to the scandal and injury of their neighbours and others. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' Francis and Mary were sentenced "to be carted to Pickthatche with basons and papers shewing their offence, to be punished at Bridewell," and to pay a fine of twenty pounds. G. D. R., 19 Jan., 45 Eliz.

2 January, 45 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Whitechappell co. Midd. on the said day, Jane Dawkes of St. Katherin's co. Midd. spinster, struck beat and wounded Bridgett Becke widow on the head with certain twigs, so that her life was despaired of. G. D. R., 19 Jan., 45 Eliz.