Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1604

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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5-10

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1604', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 5-10. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65980 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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1604

29 January, 1 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of James Forde of St. Mary Ellchurch (? Abchurch), London, hosier, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said James Forde's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to "prefer a bill of Inditement for suspicion of fellonie against one Lawrence Withers clark for two silver beakers." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 1 James I.

3 February, 1 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt., of John Harrington of Finchley co. Midd. bricklayer and Richard Robbins of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yeoman, in the sum of five pounds each, and Margaret Whytten of Finchley aforesaid spinster, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Margaret's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, then and there to answer to whatever may be objected against her.—Memorandum at the foot of the bill, "Robert Burbege of London yeoman to enforme against her." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 1 James I.

9 February, 1 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of Richard Robinson of Norwich cooper, Richard Robinson of St. Sepulcher's, London, tayler, and Robert Kinge of St. Andrewes, Holborn, carpenter, in the sum of five pounds each; For the appearance of Anne Robinson alias Welles, wife of the said Richard Robinson of Norwich, at the next Session of the Peace for co. Midd. to be held at The Castle near Smithfield Barres, she being "charged of incontinence with one Lawrence Withers clarck." G. D. R., 15 Feb., 1 James I.

10 March, 1 James I.—True Bill against Alice Nashe spinster, John Kennon yoman, and his wife Margery Kennon alias Margery Kennon spinster, all late of St. Sepulchre's parish, London, co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during the three months next following the said 10th March.—Also, True Bill against John Gage gentleman, his wife Margaret Gage alias Margaret Gage spinster, Philip Southcott yoman, Joan Overbye spinster, and Lena Connawaie spinster, all late of St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during three months, following the same 10th March. —Also, True Bill against Thomazina Cannon of St. James's Clarkenwell co. Midd. spinster, for not going to church &c., during the month next following the 1st May, 2 James I.—Also, True Bill against Henry Hutchenson . . . ., his wife Clement alias Clement Hutchenson spinster, Fardinand Emerson servant of . . . . alias Fardinand Emerson yoman, William Mathewe cutler, his wife Helen alias Helen Mathewe spinster, William Woodfall taylor, Richard Carrowe gentleman, Anne Duckett widow, Jane . . . . spinster, all late of St. Andrew's Holbourne co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, during the six months, next following 1 Sept., 1 James I. G. D. R., 2 July, 2 James I.

28 April, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of Marmaduke Elworth of Lambeth co. Surrey yeoman and Robert Langley of the same place waterman, in the sum of five pounds each, and Robert Massey of the same place waterman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Robert Massey's appearance at the next Session of the Peace held at the Castle near Smithfielde Barres, to answer "for cominge over the water in suspicious manner in the companye of two women after 12 of the clock at night, and so taken by the Counstables of St. Martin's in theire Watche"—Also, two similar sets of Recognizances, for the appearance at the same next Session of the Peace, of Thomas Evans of Lambeth waterman, and Katerine Williams, wife of Nicholas Williams of Lambeth waterman, to answer respecting the same suspicious passage across the river. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 James I.

10 May, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at St. John streete co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Griffine late of London yoman stole a graye gelding worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Edward, Lord Sowche. G.D.R., 24 May, 2 James I.

13 May, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's-in-Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, Francis Flowerdewe late of London yoman broke into the dwellinghouse of Sir Edward Coke knt., called Hatton House, and stole therefrom a silver flaggon worth six pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence, and six silver spoons worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Sir Edward Coke. Found 'Guilty,' Francis Flowerdewe was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 James I.

17 May, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. in the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Edward Earl of Oxford on the said day, Thomas Skurfell late of London yoman and his wife Jane Skurfell, alias Jane Skurfell spinster, assaulted Agnes Thomas wife of John Thomas, and robbed her of a red woollen pettycoate worth fourteen shillings, a russett pettycoate worth eleven shillings, a silver ring worth two shillings and sixpence, a woollen-cloth wastcoate worth three shillings, and eight shillings in numbered money, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said John, being in the custody of the said Agnes. Found 'Guilty,' Thomas and Jane Skurfell asked for the book, could not read, and were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 24 May, 2 James I.

11 July, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Legh knt. J.P., of Henry Nicholson of the parish of St. Mary Wolchurch, London, yeoman, and William Prentice of Endfeild co. Midd. husbandman, in the sum of ten pounds, and Anne Moore of Endfeild co. Midd. widow, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Anne's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, she being so "bownd, for that she is a notorious Bawde, hath by false suggestion procured one Agnes Alison to come to the chamber of one Mr. Skorey, where the said Agnes (as she saieth) was ravished bie the said Mr. Skorey." G. D. R., . . . ., 2 James I.

13 July, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at Fynnesburye co. Midd. on the said day, John Gibbrishe and William Humfrey, both late of London yomen, assaulted Henry Rumbyloe a headburrowe, when he was in the execution of his office, and with a dagger struck him and drew blood from him. The said John and William were fined a hundred shillings by the court.—Also, a True Bill against the same John and William, for assaulting Thomas Erretage at Fynnesburye on the said day, and with a dagger striking and drawing blood from him. Confessing the indictment, John and William were each fined a hundred shillings G. D. R., . . . ., 2 James I.

24 July, 2 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Bowyer knt. J.P., of John Davyes of Barnelmes co. Surrey waterman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, "to gyve evydence agaynst Richard Bard comytted to Newgate for the stealing of a childes currall set in silver with belles, with other thinges." G. D. R., . . . ., 2 James I.

24 August, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at Hampstead co. Midd. on the said day, Alice Bradley late of the said parish widow, at the instigation of the devil, practised witchraftes (sic) inchauntementes charmes and sorceries wickedly diabolically and feloniously against and upon a certain Robert Philpott, six years of age, so that he languished and wasted in his body for twenty days through the same wicked arts, and has so continued and remained even until now.—Also, on the same file, another True Bill against the same Alice Bradley, late of Hampstead widow, for practising, on 28 Dec. 3 James I., witchraftes (sic) &c. at Hampstead aforesaid, against and upon two heafers worth five pounds, of the goods and chattels of Philip Barrett, so that she thereby killed and slew the same "juvencas vocat' heafers."—Also, a third True Bill against the same Alice Bradley late of Hampstead widow, for practising at Hampstead aforesaid, on 4 Jan. 4 James I, witchraftes (sic) &c. against and upon four hogges worth fifty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Robert James, so that she killed and slew the same hogs.—Also, a fourth True Bill against the same Alice Bradley late of Hampstead widow, for practising witchraftes (sic) &c., at Hampstead on 21 Feb. 4 James I., against and upon a certain Margaret James, so that the same Margaret James languished and wasted in her body for the space of three days, and so has continued and remained. Pleading 'Not Guilty' to each charge, Alice Bradley was acquitted of all four indictments. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 James I.

15 September, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange, knt. J.P., of William Crow[che] . . . . gentleman and John Champant of London gentleman in the sum of twenty pounds each, and John Gybson of London yeoman in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Gybson's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer "for aydinge to convay away Mrs. Slanninge from her Unckle Sir Richard Champernowne his howse at Westminster without his privitie."—Also, similar Recognizances taken before the same Justice of the Peace, of Sir Francis Varney of London knt., Thomas Bridges of London esq., and William Crowche of London gentleman; For the said William Crowche's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer for his part in the abduction of the same Mrs. Slanning. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 James I.

18 September, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of Thomas Caprige of St. Giles's-without-Creplegate cordwayner and Richard Lewis of St. Sepulchre's tayler, in the sum of five pounds each, and William Bryttan of London yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; With Condition "that the sayd William Bryttan shall presently avoyde the Cyttie of London and the suburbs thereof, and not heereafter at any time repaire or com to the same againe, without vrgent and necessarye occasions." G. D. R., . . . . Dec., 2 James I.

17 October, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of John Toffe of Richmond co. Surrey gentleman and Reinald Fernall of Fielde Lane co. Midd., in the sum of five pounds each, and Dorithea Williamson of Fielde Lane aforesaid widow, in the sum of twenty pounds: For the said Dorithea's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to be held at the Castle in St. John's Streate, she being "charged by the Officers and Inhabitantes of Fielde Lane to be a woman of light behaviour."—Also, on the same file, similar Recognizances, for the appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held at the Castle aforesaid of Jane Brickland of Field Lane widow, and Isota Slayter of Grays Inne Lane widow, charged with keeping ill rule in their houses. G. D. R., . . . . Dec, 2 James I.

19 October, 2 James I.—Recognizances, taken before William Harrison esq. J.P., of Ingeram Martin gentleman and William Walker haberdassher, both of St. Margaret's, Westminster, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Martin of St. Clement's-Danes co. Midd. haberdassher, in the sum of forty pounds: For the said William Martin's appearance at the next Session of Peace held for Midd. at the Castle near Smithfield Barres, and in the mean time for his forbearance from having "any conference with any Seminary Preiste." G. D. R., . . . . Dec, 2 James I.

10 November, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at Harroweld co. Midd. on the said day, Lucy Cole, late of the said place spinster and servant of Anthony Trott of the same place gentleman, with the intention of murdering him, gave him traitorously a sawce mixed by her with a certain poison called 'rattesbane,' which sawce the said Anthony Trott took and ate, the result being that he immediately languished, and died thereof on the same day. Acquitted of treason (de prodicione) but 'Found Guilty' of murder, Lucy Cole was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . 2 James I.

10 December, 2 James I.—True Bill that Philip Ryce late of London yoman and Margaret Padgett late of London spinster agreed to kill themselves, and that for the accomplishment of their felonious purpose the said Margaret, at St. John's Streete on the said 10th of December, bought certain poison called Rattesbane, and mixed it with "beare" in a glass, and gave the same mixture in a glass to the said Philip, who knowing the nature of the drink and the purpose for which it was made, took and drank it on the 12th day of the said month, and died thereof on the same day, at Islington co. Midd. G. D. R., . . . ., 2 James I.

18 December, 2 James I.—True Bill that, at Greyes Inn Lane co. Midd. on the said day, Peter Balishewe late of London alien stole ten pieces of coined gold called double duckets worth seven pounds and five shillings, another piece of coined gold called "a double double ducket" worth thirty shillings, and another piece of coined gold called "an Elizabeth double soueraigne" worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Pullard at Greyes Inn Lane. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Peter Balishewe was acquitted. G. D. R., 22 March, 2 James I.