Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1607

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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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25-33

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1607', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 25-33. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65983 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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1607

15 January, 4 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of John Baines of St. John's Streete in the parish of Clerkenwell vintner and William Pierson of the same street yeoman, each in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Thomas Sleape of the same street yeoman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Thomas Sleape's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer "for receyvinge popish preistes into his howse." G. D. R., . . . .,4 James I.

20 January, 4 James I.—True Bill that, at le Strond co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Reynoldes late of London yoman stole a silver dishe, of the goods and chattels of Thomas the Earl of Exeter. Robert Reynoldes put himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country and was respited to the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 James I.

. . . . January, 4 James I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co. Midd. on a day not discoverable, Frances Davies spinster alias Frances Davies wife of William Davies stole "duo ornamenta velvetti anglice vocat' a petrell and cropper for a horse" worth three shillings and four pence, four linen horseclothes and hoodes worth five shillings, a curry combe worth ten pence, a manecombe worth two pence, two sursingles worth sixpence, two dusting clothes worth four pence, two linen shirtes worth three shillings, a linen frocke worth two shillings, a pair of woollen stockens worth two shillings, with other articles of apparel, of the goods and chattels of Sir Jerom Bowes knt. G. D. R., 17 April, 5 James I.

17 February, 4 James I.—True Bill that, at Old Streete co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Floud, Edward Warrener, Thomas Tanner, John Dormer and John Blackwaye, all late of London yomen, with unknown disturbers of the peace to the number of a hundred persons, assembled themselves riotously in warlike array, and armed with stones and clubs and other weapons broke "the glasse-windowes" of Ralph Collett, Robert Griffin, William Martinson, Edward Baylie, Edward Kynnis and Edward Freeman at Oldstreete; Confessing the indictment, each of the five indicted rioters was sentenced "to be whipt at cartes tayle." G. D. R., . . . ., 4 James I.

17 February, 4 James I.—True Bill that, at Turmilstreete co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Linsey, John Nott, William Ap'Robert, John Elson and John Chapman, with unknown disturbers of the peace to the number of two hundred persons, assembled riotously and in warlike array, and armed with stones and clubbes broke "the glasse windowes" of Richard Pattricke, James Jackson, John Langley and Anne Rose at Turmil Streete aforesaid. Confessing the indictment, Thomas Linsey, John Nott, William Ap'Robert, John Elson and John Chapman were, each of them, sentenced "to be whipt at a cartes tayle."—Also, another indictment against the same five rioters for assembling riotously &c. . . . . on the same 17 Feb., 4 James I., together with unknown disturbers of the Peace, to the number of two hundred persons, and breaking "the glasse-windowes" of Richard Todde, Henry Piereson, Edward Savadge, Richard Brownwen, John Sharpe, William Thomas, Alexander Cleyland, Margaret Marshall, Edward Warren, Thomas Cowper, Richard Girdler, David Jones and George Johnson at Cowcrosse co. Midd.; With memoranda that each of the five indicted rioters confessed the indictment, and was sentenced "to be whipt at a cartes tayle." G. D. R., . . . ., 4 James I.

20 February, 4 James I.—True Bill that, in the dwellinghouse of Sir Jerom Bowes knt., near Charinge Crosse in St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Wilson and Robert Tetherton, both late of London yomen, assaulted Joan Wilson; that Edward Wilson with a halfe crovve of iren then and there gave the same Joan on the left side of her head a mortal wound, of which she died instantly; that Robert Tetherton was then and there present, aiding and encouraging Edward Wilson so to assault and kill the same Joan; and that in so doing, the said Edward and Robert murdered the said Joan Wilson. Found 'Guilty,' both culprits were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 17 April, 5 James I.

20 February, 4 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Wilson and Robert Tetherton, both late of London yomen, broke into the house of Sir Jerom Bowes near Charinge Crosse, and stole therefrom four golde buttons of the fashion of acorns worth six pounds, three golde buttons of a flutt rownde fashion worth four pounds and ten shillings, a canvas bag worth two-pence and twenty pounds of numbered money being therein, another canvas bag worth two pence and twenty pounds in numbered moneys being in the same bag, another canvas bag with ten pounds in numbered moneys being in the same bag, and a leather satchell worth two pence and fifty pounds in numbered moneys being in the same satchell. G. D. R., 17 April, 5 James I.

6 March, 4 James I.—True Bill against Henry Jerningham late of St. Martin's-in-the Fields co. Midd. gentleman, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during the month next following the said 6th March. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

23 April, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Sepulchre's in the ward of Farrington-Without on the said day, Benedik Goffe late of London yoman, being married to a certain Barbara Goffe, married a certain Dorothy Ellis, the aforesaid Barbara Goffe being still alive. Confessing the indictment, Benedick Goffe was sentenced to be hanged. G. D. R., 17 August, 5 James I.

1 May, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of Richard Brooke gardner and Michael Dampard bricklayer, both of Grayes Inn Lane, in the sum of five pounds each, and of William Walten of the same Jane "plebeius," in the sum of ten pounds; For the said plebeian's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd., to answer to all such things as may be there objected against him. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

1 June, 5 James I.—True Bill against Thomas Brudenell late of Hoggesdon in the parish of St. Leonard in Shordiche co. Midd. esquire, alias Thomas Brudnell late of Deane co. Northampton esq., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during the four months beginning on the aforesaid 1st of June.— Similar True Bill against Henry Bannester esq., Thomas Brockholes esq., Thomas Westbie esq., Thurston Tildesey esq., and Edward Singleton esq., all late of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd., for not going to any usual place of Common Prayer during the six months next following the aforesaid 1st of June.—Also, similar True Bill against Grace Duxon widow, . . . . . . yoman, Edward Worthington yoman, Richard Bateson flaxman, Thomas Crosse yoman, Thomas . . . . . yoman, George Crooke yoman, William Wilson yoman, Lawrence Parkinson yoman, Margaret Birke widow, Nicholas Dilworth yoman, John Dilworth yoman, Richard Arowe yoman, Henry Singleton yoman, Richard Barton yoman, Elizabeth Porter widow, George Harrison yoman, Christofer Parkinson yoman, William Beeseley yoman, Thomas Adamson yoman, Henry Thomlinson yoman, John Parkinson yoman, John Hoole yoman, Nicholas Garskell yoman, Hugh Crooke yoman, Thomas Sowerbuttes yoman, Ralph Kighley yoman, Lawrence Sadell yoman, Alice Walker widow, Thomas Walker yoman, Richard Balshawe yoman, Alice Balshawe widow, George Wilkinson yoman, Jane Wilkinson widow, Thomas Sowpe tanner, Elen Ridley widow, John Ridley yoman, Anthony Jackson gentleman, Alice Blackborne widow, Richard Graunt yoman, Anne Charneley widow, Richard Cowell yoman, Oliver Wriggan yoman, Edward Wriggan yoman (son of the aforesaid Oliver), George Werden yoman, Roger Whalley yoman, Christofer Taylor yoman, Alice Taylor widow, Hugh Charneley yoman, Jane Charneley widow, all late of St. Andrew's in Holborn co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during three months beginning on 1 Sept., 5 James I.—Also, similar True Bill against William Travys esq., William Birkeley esq., Lisach Occonnar alias Thomas Sonnar esq., Dorothy Whippe widow, Elizabeth Pygott widow, and Mary Bradley widow, all of St. James's in Clarkenwell co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during three months beginning on 1 Sept., 5 James I.—Also, similar True Bill against John Brockholes son of Thomas Brockholes gentleman, William Browne gentleman, William Richardson gentleman, William Tildesley gentleman, Thomas Singleton gentleman, Robert Kighley gentleman, Thomas Procter gentleman, Edward Threlfall gentleman, William . . . . gentleman, John Clyfton gentleman, William Harryson gentleman, Peter Mason gentleman, Richard Goodshawe gentleman, and Bryan Jackson gentleman, all of St. James's, in Clerkenwell co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer during three months beginning on 1 Sept., 5 James I.—These five bills are preserved by themselves in a separate file; at the foot of each appears the usual memorandum of Proclamation. G. D. R., 2 Dec., 5 James.

29 June, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd., Nicholas White late of London gentleman broke into the dwelling-house of Francis Rotheram, and stole therefrom a lynnen bagge worth a penny and two pieces of coined gold worth forty shillings, and two other pieces of coined gold called Soveraignes worth twenty shillings, and a piece of coined gold called a single duckett worth six shillings and eightpence, a piece of coined gold called a halfe crowne worth two shillings and sixpence, three gold ringes worth twenty shillings, and three pound six shillings and ten pence in numbered moneys, being in the said bagge. Found 'Not Guilty' of the breaking of the house, but 'Guilty' of felony, Nicholas White asked for the book, read like a clerk, was branded with the letter T, and delivered according to the statute. G. D. R., 17 August, 5 James I.

18 July, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at Endfielde co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Woodham of the said parish gentleman, Henry Prowe of the same parish gentleman, John Preston of London clerk, and Edward Cherrye of London gentleman, armed with swords and staves &c., broke riotously into the dwelling-house of William Durant gentleman, and then and there beat wounded and maltreated the same William Durant. At the foot of the bill appears the memorandum "tang's"=trespass. 22 Feb., 5 James I.

19 July, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Leonard's in Shoreditch co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Warner late of Burchen-lane London merchauntaylor and Thomas Atkins of St. Clement's-lane London taylor, with twenty unknown disturbers of the peace, assembled riotously and in a certain close called Buchers Fielde in the said parish belonging to a certain Edward Parker, assaulted and beat the same Edward Parker, his wife Joan Parker, and Henry Scott. G. D. R., 17 August, 5 James I.

23 July, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Tobias Woode esq. J.P., of Robert Millman of Whitechappell smith and Giles Bennet of Hownsditch laborer, in the sum of five pounds each, and of Abraham Lowe of Hownsdich yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Abraham's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, then and there to answer "for usinge the trad of Plasterer, not having served the same trad seaven years as an apprentice."—Also, similar Recognizances, taken on the same day before the same Justice of the Peace; For the appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, of Roger Sawyer of Eastsmithfield bricklayer, to answer "for usinge the trad of a Plasterer, not having served in the same trad seaven years as an apprentice." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

24 July, 5 James I.—True Bill that, in a certain close at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Morgan Williams late of London yoman assaulted a certain Helen Jones, "et eandem Helenam adtunc et ibidem felonice rapuit et defloravit, et earn contra suam voluntatem carnaliter cognovit." G. D. R., 15 Sept., 5 James I.

2 August, 5 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Waad knt., Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of John Dale of Rosemary Lane in Whitechappell millener, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, "to make answere for buylding of certaine howses contrary to the Proclamation." G. D. R., 17 Aug., 5 James I.

9 August, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir John Grange knt. J.P., of John Wheler of Fleetstreet gouldsmith and Richard Wheler of St. Peter's in London gouldsmith, and Humfrey Wheler (of no stated place of abode), in the sum of one hundred pounds each; For the said Humfrey's appearance at the next Session of the Peace. G. D. R., 17 Aug., 5 James I.

10 August, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at Tottenham co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Bridget Howe late of London spinster broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Richard Coxe merchaunt, and stole therefrom a silver cuppe worth thirty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Richard. Stat mut' h'et judiciu' pene fort' et dur'=She stands mute; has judgment to the 'peine forte et dure.' G. D. R., 19 Jan., 5 James I.

13 August, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Henry Thoresby esq. J.P., of Richard Hollyman . . . . maker and James Sellen laborer, both of the parish of Shordyche co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Christopher Ward of Hogsden laborer, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of Joan Ward, wife of the said Christopher, at the next Session of the Peace, she being "charged with consentinge to takeaway a young gentlewoman from her parentes by night."—Also, the Recognizances, taken before the same Justice of the Peace on 9 August, 5 James I., of the same Christopher Ward in the sum of twenty pounds, and of John Grey of Hogsden co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the same Christopher's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, he in like manner being "charged with consentinge to take away a young gentlewoman from her parentes by night." G. D. R., 17 August, 5 James I.

17 August, 5 James I.—Memorandum that, proclamation having been made for George Moore gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Moore alias Elizabeth Moore spinster, both of St. James's in Clerkenwell co. Midd., and Margaret Bates spinster, Elizabeth Jackson spinster, Mary Birde spinster, Katherine Parker spinster, William Gravenor yoman, Mary Shalloes spinster, Mary Awnsloe spinster, Thomas Male yoman, William Morris yoman, Richard Kennyston yoman, Thomas Manfielde yoman, all eleven of St. Andrew's in Holborn; and William Wynn gentleman, William Jubbes gentleman, his wife Susan Jubbes alias Susan Jubbes spinster, Francis Pryce gentleman, his wife Mary Pryce alias Mary Pryce spinster, Patience Slater widow, Edward Underwood porter, all six late of St. James's in Clerkenwell; and Mary Lunne widow, and Mary Lunne spinster, both of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd., to surrender themselves to the Sheriff of Middlesex, before the next Gaol Delivery for the said county to be held at the Justice Hall in the Olde Bailey on the aforesaid 17th August, 5 James I.—the persons aforesaid, on failing to surrender, were on the said day convicted of the offences of which they were indicted. G. D. R., . . ., 5 James I.

27 August, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before William Harrison esq. J.P., of Robert Boston of Chelsey co. Midd. gardener, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said Robert and also of his mother Helen Boston at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd., to give evidence against Michael Deane of Amerston co. Bucks, weever, then and there to be indicted for "the pullinge downe a bricke wall at Chelsey aforesaide of the said Earle of Lincolnes." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

28 August, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before William Harrison esq. J.P., of Thomas Barnwell of Wooburne co. Bedford scrivener, and Henry Oxley of Westminster co. Midd. wheelewrighte, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Michael Deane of Agmondisham co. Bucks weever, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Michael's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace for co. Midd., to answer "concerninge the pullinge downe of parcell of a bricke wall of the Righte Honorable the Earle of Lincolns at Chelsey" co. Midd. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

29 August, 5 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Waad knt., Lieutenant of the Tower of London and J.P., of Owen Hore of Whitechappell co. Midd. yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Owen's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, and in the mean time for his forbearance from building houses in Rosemary Lane. G. D. R., 15 Sept., 5 James I.

6 September, 5 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Chidiock Wardour esq. J.P., of Symon Thomalin of Hammersmith co. Midd. "piscator," in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance at the next General Session of the Peace at Westminster of Henry Seager, servant of the said Symon, "to aunsweare for unlawfull fishing in a pond within the mannour of Paddington, being parcell of the possessions of the Right Reverend Father in God the Bishop of London." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James 1.

7 September, 5 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Robert Perry of St. Mary's Whitechappell co. Midd. barber-surgeon, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Robert's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer "for killinge of porke being dangerous meate for the infection." G. D. R., 15 Sept., 5 James I.

21 September, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of John Mason fishmonger and Humphrey Spicer waterman, both of the parish of St. Martin near Theam's Street in London, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Tobias Brewer of Southwark co. Surrey waterman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance at the next General Session of the Peace of the said Tobias Brewer, "bound over for abusing of the Kinges Post at Newington." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 5 James I.

. . . . September, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Botulph-without, Algate co. Midd. on the said day, Simon Humfry tanner, Edward . . . . stiller, Daniel Balgey starchmaker, and Nicholas Startopp stiller, all four of East Smythfeild co. Midd., and Gilbert Mason of Whytechappell starchmaker, Henry Brak of St. Katherine's near the Tower of London berebruer, and Mathias Butten alias Tyse of the parish of St. Trinity in the Minores co. Midd. yoman, with posts clay and sand obstructed and stopt certain water which, from time beyond the memory of man, used to run from the river Thames to and through divers mills called "crash milles," belonging to the Lord King, and being in St. Botulph's parish aforesaid. G. D. R., 2 Oct., 5 James I.

6 October, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's Danes without the Bars of the New Temple, in the night of the said day, Elizabeth Pike late of London spinster broke burglariously into the house of Susan Thorne, and stole therefrom twenty fallinge bandes of cambricke worth forty shillings, eleven pairs of cambrick ruffe cuffes worth eleven shillings, a white taffeta coller worth ten shillings, a holland shirt worth ten shillings, two pairs of "holland boatshose tops" worth three shillings, six holland hankerchers worth three shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Susan Thorne; three pairs of cambricke fallinge bandes worth thirty shillings, and four pairs of cambricke cuffes worth eight shillings of the goods and chattels of Sir Nowell Carowne knt., a black wrought linen cappe worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Katherine Browne; and a linen falling band worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Jane Farlam. . . . . G. D. R., . . . . 5 James I.

1 November, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at Endfeilde co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Gooddyson of the said parish yoman erected and built a certain cottage or building for a place of dwelling, without allotting to the same dwelling at least four acres of his land and inheritance there lying, and subsequently caused the same building to be inhabited for the space of three months.—Also, four other True Bills against Robert Curtis Junr. yoman, John Bratt yoman, Barnaby Acton gentleman and John Ayleward yoman, all four of Endfield co. Midd., for building or causing to be built on 1 Nov., 5 James I., cottages for places of habitation in the said parish, without allotting four acres of land to each of the same cottages, in accordance with the statute or ordinance in that case provided, and subsequently causing the same places of dwelling to be inhabited. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

18 December, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of James Carter and Samuel Cranke, both of St. Margaret's in Westminster co. Midd., in the sum of five pounds each, and John Eastmond of the same parish musicion, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said John Eastmond's appearance at the next Session of the Peace &c., he being "charged to have conveyed awaye his apprentice." G. D. R., 19 Jan., 5 James I.

20 December, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Pancras co. Midd. on the said day, Hugh Griffeth late of London yoman stole "quatuor gallinas vivas vocat' Turkeys" worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of William Stace gentleman. 22 Feb., 5 James I.