Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1608

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1887

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1608', Middlesex county records: Volume 2: 1603-25 (1887), pp. 33-47. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65984 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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1608

18 January, 5 James I.—Ordered "that David Vaghan of Clerkenwell . . . . shalbe dismissed from keepinge of anye Alehouse or sellinge of beere and ale in his house, for harboring of rogues and lewd people and his signe to be presentlye taken downe by the Officers of Clerkenwell." S. P. Reg.

18 January, 5 James I.—Ordered that "Robert Golde shalbe sente to Bridewell there to be corrected and set to worke," it being charged against him "by the Officers and others of the Inhabitantes of the Precincts of St. Katherins that he is a daungerous person readye to do anye mischiefe and can give no accompte how to live." S. P. Reg.

19 January, 5 James I.—Memorandum that, proclamation having been made for Henry Bannester esq., Thomas Brocholes esq., Thomas Weston esq., Thurston Tildesley esq., Edward Singleton esq., Grace Duxon widow, Oliver Gerratt yoman, Edward Worthington yoman, Richard Bateson flaxman, Thomas Crosse yoman, Thomas Silcock yoman, George Crooke yoman, William Wilson yoman, Lawrence Parkinson yoman, Margaret Kyrke widow, Nicholas Dilworthe yoman, John Dilworthe yoman, Richard Arowe yoman, Henry Singleton yoman, Richard Barton yoman, Elizabeth Porter widow, George Harryson yoman, Christofer Parkinson yoman, William Beesley yoman, Thomas Addamson yoman, Henry Thomlinson yoman, John Parkinson yoman, John Hoole yoman, Nicholas Garskell yoman, Hugh Crooke yoman, Thomas Sowerbuttes yoman, Ralph Kighley yoman, Lawrence Sudell yoman, Alice Walker widow, Thomas Walker yoman, Richard Balshawe yoman, Alice Balshawe widow, George Wilkinson yoman, Jane Wilkinson widow, Thomas Cowpe yoman, Elena Ridley widow, John Ridley yoman, Anthony Jackson gentleman, Alice Blackborne widow, Richard Gaunt yoman, Anne Charneley widow, Richard Cowell yoman, Oliver Wriggan yoman, Edward Wriggan yoman son of the said Oliver Wriggan, George Werden yoman, Roger Whalley yoman, Christofer Taylor yoman, Alice Taylor widow, Hugh Charneley yoman, Jane Charneley widow, all of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd.; and William Travis esq., William Kirkebye esq., Lisach Occonnar alias Thomas Connar esq., Dorothy Whippe widow, Elizabeth Pigott widow, Mary Bradley widow, all of St. James's-in Clerkenwell co. Midd.; and John Brockholes gentleman, son of Thomas Brockholes esq., Richard Travis gentleman, William Browne gentleman, William Richardson gentleman, Miles (?) Tildesley gentleman, Thomas Singleton gentleman, Robert Kighley gentleman, Thomas Procter gentleman, Edward Threlfall gentleman, William Latus gentleman, John Clifton gentleman, William Harryson gentleman, Peter Mason gentleman, Richard Goodshawe gentleman, Arthur Haughton gentleman, William Charnocke gentleman, William Clifton gentleman, Jervase Clifton gentleman, and Brian Jackson gentleman, all of St. Andrew's in Holborn co. Midd., to surrender their bodies to the Sheriff of Middlesex—the said persons, at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, made at the Justice Hall in the Olde Baylie on the said 19th Jan., 5 James L, were on failing to surrender convicted of the offences of which they were indicted. G D. R., . . . ., 5 James I.

31 January, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Botulph's-withoutAllgate co. Midd. on the said day, Jane Jenninges, wife of John Jenninges of the said parish yoman, counterfeited and 'forged' the writing and signature of Christofer Hamman gentleman in a letter running thus—"Mr. Savericke, I understand you have paied to this bearer iiili. I praye you paye her alsoe the xls. wch. is behinde and this shalbe your discharge. Your friend, Christopher Hamman;" and that the same Jane Jenninges delivered this spurious writing to the said Thomas Savericke. Jane Jenninges was at large. 22 Feb., 5 James I.

13 February, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Forsett esq. J.P., of John Bucke and Nicholas Kiddesdale, both of St. Botolph's-without-Bishopsgate gentlemen, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and John Ringe of St. Giles's-without-Cripplegate gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said John Ringe's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, he being "charged uppon suspicion of the stealing of a purse and lxvli. in gold from the Spanish Embasadour's house and uppon suspicion of other felonye." 22 Feb., 5 James I.

3 March, 5 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Robert Johnson gentleman and Richard Jellison weaver, both of St. James's Clarkenwell, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Charles Gillibrand of the same parish victuler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Charles Gillibrand's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, held at the Castle in St. John's Street co. Midd., he being "suspected for receiving a Semynary Preste into his house." G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

18 March, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Katherine's near the Tower of London on the said day, Richard Foster late of London yoman stole seven duble guilte silver boles worth thirty pounds, two silver-gilt saltes worth ten pounds, four silver-gilt standinge cuppes worth ten pounds, a great parcell-guilte silver bole worth three pounds, and a great silver salte worth fifty shillings, of the goods, and chattels of Sir Giles Howland knt. On his arraignment, Richard Foster put himself 'Not Guilty,' and was acquitted. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

21 March, 5 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. on the said day, John Slater late of London yoman stole a linen ruffe band worth eleven pence, of the goods and chattels of a certain unknown man. Confessing the indictment, John Slater was ordered to be whipt and delivered on payment of the fee. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

26 March, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster in the night of the said day, Robert Johnson late of London yoman broke burglariously into the dwellinghouse of David Griffyn, and stole therefrom a pair of white woollen stockens worth four shillings, and a pair of crewell Garters worth sixpence, of the goods and chattels of the said David Griffyn. Putting himself 'Not Guilty' of burglary, Robert Johnson was tried by a jury, who appraised the stolen goods at eleven pence and found him Guilty of petty larceny, whereupon he was sentenced to be whipt, and ordered to be delivered after whipping on payment of the fee. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

1 April, 6 James I.—True Bill against Richard Abbington esquire, John Knowles gentleman, George Moore gentleman, his wife Elizabeth Moore, Francis Moore yoman, Charles Moore gentleman, Mary Moore spinster, Anne Moore spinster, Elizabeth Moore spinster, Richard Ewes yoman, Jocosa Wynne spinster, Jocosa Blatte spinster, and William Crooffe blacksmythe, all of the parish of Stepney co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, on the said 1st April, 6 James I., nor during the six months then next following. —Also, similar True Bill against James Prince of Tottenham co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church &c., on the 1st July, 6 James I., nor during the next three months.—Also, similar True Bill against Anne Curwaine spinster, Margaret Mordley spinster, Judith Hippen widow, Francis Hatton yoman, Richard Davyson taylor, Christopher Channett taylor, Mary Parrye wife of Thomas Parrye yoman, and Richard Hoskyns gentleman, all of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. for not going to church &c. on 1st Sept., 6 James I., nor during the month then next following. The wives indicted by these bills are styled wives, without being also styled 'spinsters.' Memorandum of proclamation on each bill. G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 6 James I.

7 April, 6 James I.—Ordered (at G. S. P., Westminster), "The Rates for Servantes wages for this yeare to continewe as it did before." S. P. Reg.

7 April, 6 James I.—Ordered (at G. S. P., Westminster) that "William Hunt of Endfielde, one of the constables there, brought in for letting goe a prisoner committed unto him by Sir John Brett a Justice of the Peace, by a special Suplicavi directed unto him out of the Chancerye, be committed to Newgate there to remaine duringe the pleasure of the Courte." S. P. Reg.

9 April, 6 James I.—Record of the sentence, passed at a Session of Oyer and Terminer, held at the Castle in St. John's Street co. Midd. on the said day and adjourned to the Justice Hall in the Old Bailey, upon George Gervase late of London clerk alias George Gervasdin late of London clerk, who was thene and there found 'Guilty,' of offences not stated in the record; the sentence being that he be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to Newgate Gaol, and thence be drawn to the gallows of Tiburne, and there be hung, thrown on the ground whilst still alive, dismembered, embowelled and quartered &c. G. D. Reg.

14 April, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Clement's-Danes without the Bars of the New Temple in the night of the said day, William Martyn late of London yoman broke burglariously into the dwellinghouse of John Bull, and stole therefrom "tria horologia vocat' watches ad valenciem xx li. et unum horologium vocat' an Equinoctiall Dioll ad valenciam xxxs.," of the goods and chattels of the said John Bull. William Martyn was at large. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

20 April, 6 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at Stanes co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Lambert late of London yoman assaulted Sir John Egerton -knt., and robbed him of a silke russett cloake worth five pounds, a seall ringe of golde worth three pounds, a holland shirte worth twenty shillings, a paire of white silke stockins worth forty shillings, a silver seall worth ten shillings, a purse worth five shillings, and four pounds in numbered money being in the same purse. Confessing the indictment, Robert Lambert was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 6 James I.

20 April, 6 James I.—True Bill that, on the highway at Bedfount co. Midd. on the said day, William Spirritt alias William Swetface yoman with other persons assaulted Sir John Egerton knt. and robbed him of a russett-coloured cloak lyned with taffeta worth four pounds, a gold ring worth forty shillings, a holland shirte worth thirteen shillings and four pence, a paire of white silke stockens worth thirty shillings, and four pounds in numbered moneys. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' William Spirritt alias Swetface was acquitted. G. D. R., 10 July, 7 James I.

11 May, 6 James I.—Order for stay of proceedings against William Middlemore late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd. esq. under a certain indictment, and for his discharge of the same indictment, preferred against him at the last Gaol Delivery for Midd. "for not cominge to church; it having been certified by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Lord Bushop of London that the said William Middlemore did on the viiith daie of Maye 1608 before the said Lord Bushop of London willinglie submitte himselfe in his due obedience to the Kinges most excellent Matie. and tooke the othe of alleagience . . . . and did then likewise reverentlye here devine service in his Lordship's chappie at Fulham." G. D. Reg.

11 May, 6 James I.—Order for the discharge of Edward Robinson late of the parish of Edmonton co. Midd. and of his wife Joan Robinson, of an indictment and proceedings under the same indictment, preferred against them at the General Session of the Peace, held at Westminster on 1 Oct. 1607, for not going to church; it being certified by Thomas Whithand, curate of the parishe of St. Marye Mounthawe London and by John Amys churchwarden, Paule Slighe sideman and Nowell Dowdell clerke of the saide parishe, that the said Edward Robinson was present during the whole time of divine service upon the Feast Daye of the Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin last past at the aforesaid church, and then and there with other communicants took the Holye Communion, and that the said Joan Robinson was also then and there present during the whole time of Divine Service; and the said Edward having now in court taken the oath of Allegiance. G. D. Reg.

20 May, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Kensington co. Midd. on the said day, John Butcher late of Westminster yoman with a drawn knife assaulted John Southo, and beat and wounded him. Confessing the indictment, John Butcher was fined three pounds, six shillings and eightpence, "but," says the memorandum of sentence, "if he satisfie the partie hurte betweene this and the next Sessions that then his fine to be mittigated." G. D. R., . . . .,6 James I.

24 May, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Percy Richardson and Richard Griffen, both of St. Buttolph's-witbout-Bishopsgate marchaunt-tailers, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Robert Jones (servant of the aforesaid Percy Richardson) of the parish of St. Peter in London merchant-tailer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Robert Jones's appearance at the next Session of the Peace &c., to answer "for committinge of a ryott in the Gardeyne Allies, and for takinge uppon him to be a maiestrate of ye peace and executinge the office of a maiestrate uppon Elizabeth Hall in the Gardeyne Allies aforesaid, and alsoe to geve evidence against Elizabeth Hall." G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

5 June, 6 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at Elinge co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Browne, Philip Wall, Robert Lambert, and John Radney alias Bursen, all three late of London yomen, assaulted a certain unknown man and robbed him of a woollen-cloth cloak worth six shillings and eightpence, eight dead capons worth eight shillings, divers dead rabbits called "ii slickes of suckinge rabbettes" worth two shillings, divers dead pigeons worth twelve pence, and sixteen pence in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said unknown man. Confessing the indictment, Philip Wall was reprieved and gave evidence for the prosecution. Richard Browne stood mute and was sentenced to the peine forte et dure. At large, when his confederates were arraigned, Robert Lambert was placed in the dock of the Old Bailey Justice-Hall at the gaol-delivery made on 1 Dec, 6 James I., when he was tried, found 'Guilty' and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

14 June, 6 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Mary's parish in Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Philip Vaughan and Tobias Potter and Thomas Tegge, all three late of London buchers, and Philip Wall late of London yoman, assaulted Adam Haddocke, and robbed him of a silk band called "a sipers hatband" worth twelve pence, and six shillings in numbered money. Philip Vaughan died before arraignment; Tobias Potter stood mute and had "penam duram et fortem"; confessing the indictment, Philip Wall was reprieved by the Court. An endorsement on the bill shows that Philip Wall gave evidence for the prosecution. G. D. R., . . . . 6 James I.

15 June, 6 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Mary's parish in Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Tobias Potter late of London yoman assaulted John Holland, and robbed him of four buttons of gold inameled worth three pounds, a paire of braselettes of pearle worth sixteen pounds, a girdle of Jermayne worke worth fifteen shillings, two dozen of blacke ribben pointes worth five shillings, a silver handle for a fan worth thirteen shillings and four pence, and a pair of Frenche garters worth thirteen shillings, of the goods and chattels of Henry Cuttes merchant-taylor. At the head of the bill appears this memorandum, "Stat mut' h'et judiciu' pene fortis et dur'." G. D. R., . . . . 6 James I.

20 June, 6 James I.—Record of the sentence, passed on Thomas Garnett late of London clerk alias Thomas Rookwood late of London clerk alias Thomas Saier late of London clerk, at Session of Oyer and Terminer held at the Castle in St. John's Street co. Midd. and adjourned to the Justice Hall in the old Bailey on the said day, when the said Thomas Garnett was found 'Guilty' of offences not stated in the record; the sentence being that he be led by the Sheriff of Middlesex to Newgate Gaol, and thence be drawn to the gallows of Tiburne, and there be hung, thrown on the ground whilst still alive, be dismembered, disbowelled and his entrails burnt whilst he be still living, and be beheaded and quartered &c. G. D. Reg.

21 June, 6 James I.—Memorandum that "Thomas Kenton of Hadley yoman, brought to this Session," at the Castle in St. John's Street, "by warrant for abusing of Sibbell Clarke his servaunte in hanginge a horslocke vpon her legge, and forcing her to come from Hadley to this Session with the said locke on her legge" is discharged of his Recognizance "bycause he hath paid the said Sibbell xxs. in courte according to the Order of the Court," it having been further ordered by the Court that she be discharged of his service, and receive from him the wages for ten weeks' service due to her from him. S. P. Reg.

22 June, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Hygate in Hornesey co. Midd. on the said day, Dorothy Androwes, Sisely Musgrave and Margaret Cockeyne all three late of London spinsters, broke feloniously into the dwelling-house of Thomas Williams, and stole therefrom a red woollen pettycoate worth five shillings, a linen apron worth sixpence, a linen kercher worth sixpence, a linen shirt worth two shillings and sixpence, and five shillings of numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the said Thomas Williams at Hygate in the parish of Hornesey. Sisely Musgrave and Margaret Cockeyne put themselves 'Not Guilty,' and were acquited. Dorothy Androwes stood mute and was committed to the peine forte et dure; the memorandum over her name being "Stat mut' h'et judiciu' pene fort' et dur'." G. D. R., 6 James I.

22 June, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the said day between eleven and twelve a.m., John Slyfielde late of Greyes Inne co. Midd. gentleman murdered Stephan Jackson esq. by giving him with a sword a mortal wound in the right part of the body, of which wound the said Stephan Jackson then and there died instantly. Found 'Guilty,' John Slyfielde was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

24 June, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of Ottewell Worseley and Henry Jelley, both of the parish of St. Alhollow near Bredstreete in London marchaunt-taylor, in the sum of forty pounds; For the appearance of Charles Levet (servant of the aforesaid Ottewell Worseley) at the next Session of the Peace for Middlesex, to answer "for committinge of a ryott in ye Gardeyne Allies and for takeinge upon him to be a maiestrate of ye peace, and executinge ye office of a maiestrate upon Elizabeth Hall and alsoe to geve evidence against ye said Elizabeth Hall." G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

1 July, 6 James I.—True Bill that, in the highway at St. Mary's Islington co Midd. on the said day, Thomas Cuttes, Thomas Hall, Tobias Fowler and Thomas Hayles (?), all late of London yomen, assaulted Richard Belwood, and then and there robbed him of two carnacion-and-orrenge-coloured gownes of stript curie worth ten pounds, two white hattes worth thirteen shillings, a black hatt worth eleven shillings, five pairs of woollen stockins worth fourteen shillings and sixpence, eight-and-a-half yards of lawne worth four pounds five shillings, a paire of bodyes worth five shillings, a woollen-cloth cloak worth thirty-two shillings, eighteen yards of red tufted stuffe worth fifty-two shillings, and "unam bagam perfum' vocat' a muske bagge" worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Goberte esq.; and twelve yards of blewe woollen cloth worth five pounds and ten shillings, and three yards of woollen cloth for a cloak worth thirty-two shillings, of the goods and chattels of Erasmus Smythe esq., being in the custody of the said Richard Belwood. Putting themselves 'Not Guilty,' Thomas Cuttes, Thomas Hall and Tobias Fowler were acquitted. No memorandum over the name of Thomas, whose obscured surname seems to have been Hayles. G. D. R. . . . ., 6 James I.

10 July, 6 James I.—True Bill that William Jenninges yoman, Edward Jackson yoman, Mathew Rutten alias Tyce yoman, Edward Randoll yoman, all four late of St. Botulph's-without-Algate co. Midd., and. Gilbert Mason late of Whitechappell starchmaker, on the said day and at divers times before and afterwards obstructed and stopped with sand a certain watercourse, that used to run from the river Thames to divers mills belonging to the Lord the King, called Crashe Milles and lying within the parishes aforesaid of St. Botulph and Whitechappell. G. D. R., . . . .,6 James I.

12 July, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at a certain place called Lambes Field outside a garden or orchard at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Willian Rookes of London clothworker and Arthur Potter of London silkeman and Nicholas Marshall of St. Bride's London cutler played bowles, against the form of the statute &c.—Also, a similar True Bill against George Allen of St. John's Strete in St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. tayler and John Robinson of the parish of St. Bartholomew the Great in London broker, for playing bowles in the same Lambes Fielde on the same 12th July, 6 James I., and at divers times before and afterwards.—Also, True Bill against John Standishe and John Hamond, both of St. Andrew's in Holborne co. Midd. haberdashers, and William Negoose of St. Bride's London baker, and John Bushell of St. Bride's London cutler, and Robert Williams of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great tayler for playing bowles on the 19th July, 6 James I., and at three several subsequent times, in a certain open place called the Grape Fielde at Clerkenwell co. Midd.—Also, True Bill against Thomas Robertes of St. Sepulchre's in London yoman, for keeping for gain a common place of bowlinge, in a certain open field called the Grape Fielde at Clarkenwell co. Midd., on 29th March, 6 James I., and on forty other subsequent days. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

27 July, 6 James I.—Memorandum that there is a letter under the handes of the late Lord Treasurer, th' Erle of Nottingham, th' Erle of Suffolk, th' Erle of Northumberland, th' Erle of Salisburye, th' Erle of Worcester and the Lord Stannehope dated the xxiiith of Auguste 1604, commandinge all officers and mynisters whatsoever that the Ladye Katherin Cornewallis should be forborne to be troubled or called in question for Recusancye. G. D. Reg.

27 July, 6 James I.—Order for stay of process under certain indictments, against Walter Brooke gentleman, Walter Gifford esq., Walter Fowler esq., Walter Henningham esq., Nicholas Henningham gentleman, Francis Holte gentleman, Richard Berington gentleman, Charles Vaughan gentleman, all seven late of St. Andrewes-in-Holborne co. Midd. and Humfrey Gifford esq., and Robert Middlemore gent., both late of St. Clement's Danes co. Midd., and for their discharge of the same indictments, preferred against them at the last Gaol Delivery "for not comminge to church;" The said order being made on sufficient evidence of the religious submission and conformity of the persons so discharged. G. D. Reg.

9 August, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of Nicholas Ridgedale gentleman and William Sparkes felmonger, both of St. Sepulchre's co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Streaker of the same parish glover, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Robert Streaker's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace, "for thatt he is a constable and hath not doone his duty concerninge the shutting upp of one Wildman's doore, one dyeinge out thereof of the plague, he havinge perfect knowledge thereof vpon his owne confession by reason whereof his owne house became infected and both his next neighboures, out of which there was buried v persons of the plague." G. S. P. R., Michaelmas, 6 James I.

12 August, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at St. John's Streete in St. Sepulchre's parish co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Llewellyn late of London gentleman stole a pair of woollen-cloth breeches worth thirteen shillings and fourpence, eleven silke pointes worth twelvepence, a pair of watchet-coloured wosted stockins worth five shillings, a pair of shoes worth twelve pence, and a yard a half-yard and a quarter of a yard of red Penniston worth two shillings, of the goods and chattels of John Poynes.—Also, a True Bill against the same Robert Llewellyn late of London gentleman, for stealing in the same street on the same day a sea-greene velvett gown worth twenty-five pounds, a Romainewash-coloured beaver hatt worth thirty shillings, and a paire of stitch boddyes worth ten shillings, of the goods and chattels of Edward Savedge esq.—Also, a True Bill against the same Robert Llewellyn late of London gentleman, for stealing in the same street on the same day a pair of sea-greene wosterd stockins worth five shillings, of the goods and chattels of Jerom Sparkes.—Also, a fourth True Bill against the same Robert Llewellyn late of London gentleman, for stealing in the same street on the same day a pair of holland sheetes worth twenty shillings, and a paire of holland "pillabers" worth thirteen shillings and fourpence, of the goods and chattels of Sir Valentine Knightley knt. On all these four bills, over Robert Llewellyn's name, appears the memorandum, "respectuatur." G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

12 August, 6 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of Frances Roase of St. George's parish co. Surrey spinster, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Frances's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for co. Midd., "to give evidence against Alice Atclea and Margarett Corbett toucheinge the robbinge of the kinges plasterer in Litle Britten." G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

20 August, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Knightesbridge in the parish of St. Margaret in Westminster on the said day, Roger Swinglosse alias Swingletofte late of London gentleman assaulted Hugh Jenkines of Welles co. Somerset yoman, and with his sword gave the said Hugh on his right leg a mortal wound, of which he still languished at Knightesbridge, so that his life was despaired of. At bill's head, a note that Roger Swinglosse was at large; and at its foot, a note that the offence charged against him was nothing more than 'a trespass.' G. D. R., 6 October, 7 James I.

3 September, 6 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of Thomas Stoddard of St. Sepulchre's-withoutNewgate in London co. Midd. cordwainer, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Thomas Stoddard's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to give evidence against John Gallaway, who "not onley refuseth to take the oath of obedience, but hath also divulged abroad that His Majesty is but a temporall Kinge and hath nothing to doe in Causes ecclesiasticall." G. D. R., 7 Oct., 6 James I.

8 September, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Mary in-the-Strond co. Midd. on the said day, Henry Alsoppe late of London upholster broke into the dwellinghouse of the Most Noble Edward the Earl of Worcester and stole therefrom a chaire-cushin of clothe of tissue lyned with yellowe satten and fringed and tassled with silke and gold worth ten pounds, and two couche-bedd cushins of carnation cullerd velvett worth ten pounds, of the goods and chattels of the said Earl of Worcester. Confessing the indictment, Henry Alsoppe was reprieved after judgment by the Court. G. D. R., . . . ., 6 James I.

14 September, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Nicholas Collyn esq. J.P., of John Hoult of Thorpe co. Surrey gentleman, James Desmetrius alias Demetrius of East Smythfeild co. Midd. brewer, Edward Owen of London imbrotherer, Christopher Membry B.D. of Corpus Christi Colledge in Oxford, and James Wattes of London vintner, in the sum of five hundred pounds each, and of William Hoult (son of the aforesaid John Hoult) in the sum of one thousand pounds; For the said William Hoult's appearance at the next General Session of Gaol Delivery for Middlesex. G. D. R., 7 Oct., 6 James I.

7 October, 6 James I.—Four several orders for stay of proceedings, on certain indictments "for not cominge to churche" preferred at previous Gaol Deliveries against Joane Luchard widowe, Anne Cawdell widow, and Ellinor Talbott widow, all three late of St. Andrewes in Holborne, and Thomas Whistons late of St. Clementes Danes co. Midd. gentleman, and for their discharge of the same indictments; the said Orders being made on sufficient certificates of the religious submission and conformity of the said persons. G. D. Reg.

10 October, 6 James I.—True Bill against Elizabeth Evridge spinster, Katherine Parke spinster, Robert Tompson gentleman, his wife Margaret Tompson, Francis Hatton shomaker, John Turbell yoman, Robert Barton yoman, Joan Waynam wife of Thomas Waynam yoman, Frances Dryland widow, Christofer Garnett gentleman, John Adam yoman, William Woodfall yoman, Thomas Reeve yoman, John Sheppard yoman, Thomas Sherrutt yoman, John Tanner yoman, Thomas Dam yoman, John Foskewe gentleman, Anne Porter spinster, Henry Johnson yoman, John Smythe yoman, and Jane Warren spinster, all late of St. Andrew's in Holborn co. Midd., for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer on the said 10th Oct., 6 James I., nor during the three months next following.— Similar True Bill against John Conawaye late of St. Leonard's in Shordiche co. Midd. grasier, for not going to church &c. during the same period.—Similar True Bill against Alice Care widow, Mary Lunne widow, Mary Lunne spinster, Jane Bennett spinster, Thurston Fielde shomaker, and Joan Kirbye alias Drury spinster, all late of St. Sepulchre's in London co. Midd., for not going to church &c. during the same three months.—Similar True Bill against Elizabeth Gellibrand wife of Charles Gellibrand late of St. James's-in-Clerkenwell co. Midd. yoman, for not going to church &c. during the same three months.— Memorandum of proclamation on each of these bills. The wives indicted by these bills are styled wives, without also being styled spinsters. Preserved by themselves on the same file, these bills are preceded by a memorandum, that on failing to surrender their bodies to the Sheriff of Middlesex before the next Gaol Delivery for co. Midd., in accordance with proclamation duly made to that effect on 11th Jan., 6 James I., the persons named in the afore-described bills, and also Elizabeth Moreden spinster, Christofer Hatton gentleman, Francis Pope gentleman, Robert Erington gentleman, Robert Jeffryson yoman, and Ambrose Mason gentleman, all late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. were at the same next Gaol Delivery for co. Midd., made at the Justice Hall in the Olde Baylie on 16 Feb., 6 James I., convicted of the trespasses and contempts, of which they were indicted. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

20 October, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Hampton co. Midd. on the said day, Edward Newdygate late of London gentleman stole fifteen ounces of golde-and-silver lace worth four pounds, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble Charles Earl of Nottingham. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Edward Newdygate was acquitted. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

1 November, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Phillippes Norton co. Sommerset on the said day, Henry Prynce late of Cowcrosse in St. Sepulchre's co. Midd. yoman, then being married to a certain Susan Prynce, married feloniously a certain Joan Mason, the said Susan Prynce being then alive. Putting himself 'Not Guilty,' Henry Prynce was acquitted. G. D. R., 1 Dec, 6 James I.

4 November, 6 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Waad knt. J.P. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, of John Stano of . . . . co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Session of the Peace for Midd., to answer "for convertinge one base tenement into three." G. D. R., 1 Dec, 6 James I.

9 November, 6 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Waad knt. J.P. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, of Thomas Throughton of the parish of St. Katheren co. Midd. baker, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Thomas's appearance "at the next Sessions within this countie," to answer for "not makeinge his Bread with Rie accordinge to the Lordes of the Counsells Direccion, and for makeinge of it under assize." G. D. R., 1 Dec, 6 James I.

19 November, 6 James I.—Recognizance, taken before Sir William Waad knt. J.P. and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, of Gilbert Lidgelie of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney waterman, in the sum of five pounds; For the said Gilbert's appearance at the next Session of the Peace within the county, to answer "for abusinge his wife's mother." G. D. R., 1 Dec, 6 James I.

1 December, 6 James I.—Order for stay of proceedings on certain indictments "for not comminge to churche," preferred at the Gaol Delivery of 12 Sept. in the same year against Daniel Sparry and Francis Palmer both late of St. Andrewe's-in-Holborn gentlemen, and for their discharge of the same indictments; "For that it appeareth by a certificate under the hand of Roberte George gentleman directed to Mr. Recorder, that the said Daniel Sparrye did goe with the said Roberte George to the Temple Church upon the 13th day of November last beinge Saboath day, and remayned there duringe the whole tyme of service and sermon in orderlye and devout manner the whiche Mr. Roberte George was well knowne to Mr. Recorder: And for that yt appeareth by a certificate under the hand of William Sebright esquier Towneclerke of London that the said Francis Palmer (as he named himselfe to be) was uppon Sondaye the xxxth of October 1608 presente with the said Mr. Sebright at morninge prayer and devine service in the parishe Churche of St. Edmund in Lumbert Streete London, and there continued soberlye and devoutlye from the beginninge of God's service, and the sermon preached unto them therof." G. D. Reg.

1 December, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at Lymehouse in the parish of Stepney co. Midd. on the said day, Dennis Moore late of London yoman stole a cup of silver called "a silver beaker" worth twenty shillings, and a silver salte worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir Robert Welsh knt. Found 'Guilty,' Dennis Moore pleaded his clergy, was marked with the letter T, and delivered according to the Statute. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

2 December, 6 James I.—Ordered "that no clothe shalbe measured by the Searchers untill it be thoroughly drye, and then be measured by the Searchers, and that it shalbe lawfull (? unlawful) for the said Searchers for to set their usuall marke upon such cloth as they shall finde not dryed, or fitt to be measured, which clothe shall not be taken out of the custody of the Clothworkers untill it be thurroughly drye and then measured, and vpon defective measure to be seazed as the law requireth;" it being thus Ordered, because "complainte hath been made vnto this courte that the Clothworkers doe stretch and strayne their clothes being wett upon the tenters, and soe are measured by the Searchers being wett, which turneth to the deceipt of the Kinges Subjectes." S. P. Reg.

5 December, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of John Bradson of St. Mary Overies co. Surrey yeoman, Thomas Blowen of St. Sepulchre's without Newgate sawyer and John' Pinckney of Whitecrosse Street in St. Giles's-without-Creplegate yeoman, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance at the next Session of the Peace for co. Middlesex, of John Gerlinge of St. Leonard's-in-Shordich musitian, "for thatt he liveth incontinentlie with one Margery Yaram, and she having another husband both liveinge." G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

9 December, 6 James I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Gregory Howsygoe late of London yoman broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of the Most Noble Ralph the Lord Evre, and stole therefrom a blacke velvett gowne furred with squirrell furre worth twenty pounds, a mingle coulored clothe cloake lyned with haire coulored velvett with six claspes of silver worth twelve pounds, a perfumed lether jerkyn laced with blacke silke lace and lyned with blacke satten worth . . . ., two longe cushions of crimson and grene velvet worth thirty shillings, two towells of diaper worth eight shillings, three pairs of lynnen bootehose worth six shillings, three pairs of russet-colored woollen stockings worth two shillings, and a white linen wastcote worth sixpence, of the goods and chattels of the said Most Noble Ralph, Lord Evre. Confessing the indictment, Gregory Howsygoe was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

13 December, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of Thomas Hath way gyrdler and Henry Blackman button-maker, both of Cowcrosse in St. Sepulchre's-without-Newgate London co. Midd., in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Margaret Rutt at the next Session of the Peace for co. Midd., "for thatt she is a comon harborer of light weemen great with child and suffring them to be brought to bedd in her house, and can give no accompt whatt is become of the children." G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

14 December, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Robert Leigh knt. J.P., of Robert Thorneton of Goldinglane in St. Giles'swithout-Creplegate yeoman and Thomas Jenkins of St. Bride's London armorer, in the sum of twenty pounds each; For the appearance of Robert Havers of Islington co. Midd. petty-chapman, at the next General Gaol Delivery for co. Midd., "For thatt he is suspected to haue robbed the house of one Mr. Britteyne of Claveringe in Essex and to haue stolen out thereof 500 li. in golde and dyvers other thinges." —Also, similar Recognizances, taken before the same Justice of the Peace on the 10th of the same month, for the appearance at the same next Gaol Delivery of John Collyson of Goldinglane co. Midd. smith, and his wife Anne Collyson, who are suspected of having been concerned in the same robbery. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

15 December, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Forsett, esq. J.P., of Geoffrey Harrison of St. Margaret's in Westminster yeoman, and Antony Hill of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields chaundler, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and Edward Hanlye of St. Margaret's in Westminster laborer, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Edward Hanlye's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to answer "for hurting and wounding of John Mack Macken one of the Ladye Arbellaes footemen."—Also, Recognizances, taken on the same day before the1 same Justice of the Peace, for the appearance of William Putterell of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields yeoman, and Richard Jenkinson of the same parish laborer, at the same next Session of the Peace, to answer for hurting and wounding the same footman of the Lady Arbella. G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.

20 December, 6 James I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir William Waad knt. J.P., Lieutenant of the Tower of London, of Daniel Hitch of Whitechappell yeoman and James Waters of Eastsmythfeilde ironmounger, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of William Claiton of Eastsmythfeilde victualler, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance of the said William Claiton at the next Session of the Peace, to answer "for sufferinge playes to bee played in his house in the night season." G. D. R., 11 Jan., 6 James I.