Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1628

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1888

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17-25

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1628', Middlesex county records: Volume 3: 1625-67 (1888), pp. 17-25. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66020 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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1628

1 January, 3 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against Richard Gunnill of St. Giles's-without-Criplegate, London . . . . G. D. R., 21 March, 3 Charles I.

1 January, 3 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during three months beginning on the said day, against Daniel Stanhope gentleman, Edward Moore gentleman, George Holland alias Guido Holte gentleman, Joseph Underhill alias Thomas Poulton gentleman, Robert Beaumont gentleman, Thomas Parre gentleman, Thomas Weedon gentleman, Thomas Latham yoman, John Pennington yoman, George Kempe yoman and Margaret Isham spinster, all late of St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

21 January, 3 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-theFields co. Midd. on the said day, Margaret Maye alias Usherwood late of the said parish spinster stole and carried away "unam parcellam panni linei anglice vocatam a head-peece for a bed paned (sic) with lawne networke" worth five pounds, a tester for a bed laced with bonelace worth ten pounds, two curtains worth five pounds, and two napkins worth two shillings, of the goods and chattels of Henry Earl of Northumberland, and Henry Earl of Danby. Found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

20 February, 3 Charles I.—True Bill that, at the parish of St. Mary-le-Savoy at the Strand co. Midd., Richard Downes alias Bagnall late of the said parish yoman broke into the dwelling-house of Richard Wells, and stole therefrom one doublett of cloth of silver laced with black worth five pounds, one payre of breeches of blacke brancht velvet laced with blacke satten lace worth forty shillings, a blacke grogram cloke laced with blacke satten lace and lyned with blacke plushe worth five pounds, two beaver hatts worth four pounds, one gould hatband worth five shillings, one silver hatband worth twenty shillings, one belt worth four pounds, one payre of hangers worth fifty shillings, "unum perpendicular' anglice one other belt worth thirty shillings," together with other articles of wearing apparel, of the goods and chattels of the Most Noble the Viscount Westmeath. A clerical minute at the bill's head shows that Richard Downes put himself 'Not Guilty,' but nothing is told of later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 3 Dec., 4 Charles I.

23 February, 3 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Lymehouse co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Nicholas Startopp, son of John Startopp of Lymehouse taylor, there lying dead and slain; With verdict that, at Lymehouse aforesaid on the 21st inst. a certain John Startopp of the said parish yoman slew and murdered the said Nicholas by assaulting him and kicking him "on the right side of the thighe prope testes," and so giving him in that part of his body a mortal injury of which he died on the following day. On his trial for murder, John Startopp was found 'Not Guilty.' G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

28 February, 3 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition, taken at St. Mary's-le-Savoye at the Stronde co. Midd. on the said day, for the cause of the death of Francis Ellam gentleman, there lying dead and slain; With verdict that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields on the 23rd day of the same month John Westwood and Arthur Willmott, both late of the aforesaid parish of St. Mary-le-Savoy gentlemen, assaulted the said Francis Ellam gentleman, and that John Westwood with a sword gave the same Francis Ellam on the right side of his head a mortal wound, of which he died on the 26th day of the said instant month at St. Mary's-le-Savoy aforesaid; and that in so causing the death of Francis Ellam gentleman John Westwood murdered him, and that Arthur Willmott was an accomplice in the same murder.—Also the Indictment of John Westwood and Arthur Willmott for the murder, with clerical minutes on the parchment, showing that both culprits were found 'Guilty' and sentenced to be hung, but that Arthur Willmott was reprieved by the Court after judgment. G. D. R., 21 March, 3 Charles I.

29 February, 3 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Richard Wynn knt. and bart. and Sir Francis Darcy knt. Justices of the Peace, of Tymoleon Gorge of Chelsey co. Midd. gentleman, in the sum of one thousand pounds, and of Sir Arthur Gorge knt. and William Smyth gentleman, both of Kew co. Surrey, each in the sum of five hundred pounds; For the said Tymoleon Gorge's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery for Middlesex, to answer &c. "for killing and slaying Anthony Cocks." G. D. R., 21 March, 3 Charles I.

1 March, 3 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Southmims co. Midd. on the said day, William Knight late of the said parish assaulted Richard Mason, and robbed him of a quarter of a pound of tobacco worth one shilling, a dun nag worth four pounds, and six shillings in numbered moneys, of the goods chattels and moneys of the same Richard Mason. On his arraignment William Knight put himself 'Not Guilty,' and was discharged because Richard Mason failed to appear. 21 March, 3 Charles I.

1 March, 3 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one whole month beginning on the said day, against Sir Robert Brookes knt., Jane Brookes widow, William Jenison gentleman, Richard Musdale yoman, his wife Susan Musdale, James Coldridge yoman, his wife Mary Coldridge. John Yateman yoman, his wife Margaret Yateman, Benjamin Gill yoman, his wife Mary Gill, John Franckleyne yoman, his wife Jane Franckleyne, Thomas Knight yoman, his wife Ellen Knight, John Freake yoman, his wife Katherine Freake, William Beswicke yoman, his wife Anne Beswicke, Mary wife of Nicholas Talbott, Dennis Brittaine gentleman, Jane Woodfall widow, John Blake tailor, his wife Margaret Blake, William Mathewes yoman, his wife Susan Mathewes, Clemence Downes widow, Katherine Wyer spinster, Isabel wife of George Moodye yoman, Fardinand Emerson yoman, his wife Joan Emerson, Anne wife of Richard Davison yoman, and William Gibbes gentleman, all thirty-three late of St. Andrew's in Holborne; James Webb gentleman, Richard Abington gentleman, Edward May gentleman, his wife . . . . May, Eleanor Allen widow, Francis Hildeston yoman, his wife . . . . Hildeston, Henry Eglethorpe gentleman, his wife . . . . Eglethorpe, Mary Collier widow, Margaret Rawley widow, Mary Russell widow, John Fenix yoman, his wife . . . . Fenix, Philip Thomas yoman, his wife . . . . Thomas, Robert Cobie yoman, his wife. . . . Cobie, Jane Parkes spinster, Richard Rookes yoman, Reinald Fountaine yoman, his wife Mary Fountaine, Dorothy Tiballs spinster, Andrew Browne gentleman, Margaret Lady Sydnam widow, William Webb yoman, his wife . . . . Webb, Elizabeth Lady Gardner widow, Lewis Richards gentleman, his wife Mary Richards, George Moone yoman, all thirty-one late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Ambrose Rufford yoman, his wife Jane Rufford, John Batber yoman, his wife Anne Batber, Francis Richards yoman, his wife Alice Richards, Mary wife of George Matchett yoman, Henry Spincke tailor, his wife Isabel Spincke, Joan wife of Richard Gresham yoman, all ten late of Saffronhill in St. Andrew's Holborn; Richard Gardner yoman and George Gilrape yoman, both of Bednollgreene in Stephney; . . . . Gifford of Paddington gentleman; Sir William Foster knt., . . . . Leighe widow, Edward Leighe yoman, William Saunders and his wife . . . . Saunders, all five of Cheswicke; David East pewterer, his wife Cecilia East, Thomas Prynce yoman, his wife Joan Prynce, George White gentleman, John White gentleman, Thomas Deckars gentleman, Elizabeth Tailor spinster, Bridget Cooper widow, Mary Lowman widow, Edward Boulton esq., his wife Anne Boulton, Joseph Quinton yoman, Elizabeth Mallory spinster, Barnard Dekon yoman, and his wife . . . . Dekon, all sixteen of St. James's, Clerkenwell; Hubert Hacon esq., and his wife Katherine Hacon, both of Kensington; John Bartlett gentleman, Elizabeth Lady Browne widow, Mary Berisford widow, Thomas Gregory yoman, Thomas Atkinson esq., Andrew White chaundler, John Waldron gentleman, William Cliffe yoman, John Lacon yoman, and his wife Katherine Lacon, all ten of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; Richard Gunnill gentleman and Anne Slifeild widow, both of St. Giles's-without-Criplegate; Christopher Gibbons of St. Katherins yoman; Roger Woods of Endfeild gentleman and his wife . . . . Woods; John Coggins yoman, and John Gates yoman, both of New Brainford; Mary wife of Richard Hutchins yoman, and Jane wife of Thomas Cole, both of Heston; and . . . Griffin of Hampton widow. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

8 March, 3 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Thomas Stanley there lying dead and slain; With verdict that, on the 6th of February last past, John Craye and Augustine Hurston both late of the said parish yomen, at the same parish assaulted the said Thomas Stanley when he was in God's and the King's peace, and that John Craye slew and murdered the same Thomas Stanley, by then and there giving on his head with a sword a mortal wound, of which he languished in the same parish from the said 6th February till the 6th of March next following, on which lastnamed day he died. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

11 March, 3 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at Lymehouse co. Midd. on the said day, on view of the body of Humphrey Hills servant of Edward White of the said parish yoman, there lying dead and slain; With verdict that, on the 7th instant, Aaron Shomarke late of Lymehouse aforesaid . . . . assaulted the said Humphrey Hills in the said parish, and feloniously slew the said Humphrey "by casting him downe" to the ground in such wise as to break and crush the bones of his right arm, of which injury he languished from the said 7th of March till the 9th day of the same month, when he died thereof. On his trial for felonious manslaughter, Aaron Shomarke was acquitted. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

12 March, 3 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on view of the body of Thomas Farmer late of the said parish chandler; With verdict that, on the 10th instant, at the aforesaid parish, Adam Browne of St. Andrew's Holborne and Robert Francis of St. Maries Savoy-in-leStrand, both tailors, assaulted the said Thomas Farmer, and that with a drawn bodkin "cum quodam instrumento vocato a bodkin" the said Adam Browne gave the said Thomas Farmer on the left side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he then and there died instantly. —The Inquisition bears clerical minutes (of 'po se'), showing that on their arraignment Adam Browne and Robert Francis both put themselves 'Not Guilty' on a jury of the country. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

1 April, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. in the night of the said day, Thomas Carre and Edward Ardway, both late of the said parish laborers, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of Sir Henry Jernegan baronet, and stole therefrom a black figured satten doublet worth four pounds, a paire of blacke satten breeches worth four pounds, a blacke satten figured cloake worth eighteen pounds, a white satten doublett worth five pounds, with divers other costly articles of wearing apparel, and "quatuor frena sericalia anglice foure bridle reynes for coach horses of silk and gold ad valenciam sexdecim librarum" &c. On their arraignment Thomas Carre confessed the indictment, whilst Edward Ardway put himself 'Not Guilty' on a jury, who found him 'Guilty.' Both were sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., . . . . May, 4 Charles I.

12 April, 4 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Westdrayton co. Midd. on view of the body of Edward Fisher an infant half-a-year old, there lying dead and slain; With verdict that on the 10th instant, in the said parish, Alice Gates of the same parish spinster assaulted the said Edward and with a hatchet gave him in the face a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly, having been thus murdered by Alice Gates.—Also, the indictment on which Alice Gates was arraigned for the infant's murder; the document bearing a clerical minute, that she confessed the indictment and was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

12 April, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, Robert Bransbye late of the said parish laborer withdrew from the service of his then master Sir Thomas Wentworth knt. and baronet, taking with him for the purpose of stealing the animal from his said master a bay mare worth ten pounds, that had been en trusted to his keeping by Sir Thomas Wentworth aforesaid. No clerical minute touching arraignment. G. D. R., . . . . May, 4 Charles I.

16 April, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-in-the-Fields co. Midd. on the said day, John Parker, Thomas Walrapp and William Kelly, all three late of the said parish yomen, and other persons unknown "ad numerum quingentarum personarum" assembled riotously and making riot broke into the house of Joan Cloake widow. Found 'Guilty' of trespass, John Parker had "judgment, to be sett on a pillory in Chauncerylane with a paper on his head shewinge his offence, then to be brought to the House of Correcion, there to be kept at labour till the next Sessions, then to find sureties for his good behaviour, and his fyne ys—xxs." Thomas Walrapp and William Kelly were found 'Not Guilty." G. D. R., 25 April, 4 Charles I.

1 May, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Elinge co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Hobbes late of that parish yoman assaulted Richard Sherren and after casting him down to the ground kicked and trampled on his left arm, so as to break and crush it, of which violence offered and injury done to his person Richard Sherren languished from the said 1st day of May to the 8th day of the same month, when he died of that maltreatment, thus slain by the said Thomas Hobbes. Found 'Guilty' of felonious manslaughter, Thomas Hobbes pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., . . . . May, 4 Charles I.

9 May, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Hackney co. Midd. on the said day, James Sadler late of the said parish yoman assaulted Gilbert Brandish, and with a dagger called "a stiletto" gave him on the left part of his breast a wound, of which he has languished from the said 9th of May till the day of the taking of this inquisition, to wit, the 19th of the same month. On his arraignment James Sadler put himself 'Not Guilty,' when he was remanded till next Gaol Delivery without bail. G. D. R., . . . . May, 4 Charles I.

30 May, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Butolph's-withoutAlgate London co. Midd. on the said day, John Plummer late of the said parish yoman killed and slew a certain Judith Scarfe by throwing a stone at her, so that the said stone struck her and gave her on the forehead a blow, of which she languished from the said 30th of May till the 5th day of June next following, on which last-named day she died of the same blow. Found 'Not Guilty,' John Plummer was acquitted. G. D. R., . . . . July, 4 Charles I.

1 June, 4 Charles I.—True Bill for not going to church &c. during one month beginning on the said day, against Sir Robert Brookes knt., Jane Brookes widow, Elizabeth Cooke widow, William Jennison yoman, James Coldridge gentleman (sic), his wife Mary Coldridge, John Yate yoman, his wife Margaret Yate, John Francklyn yoman, his wife Jane Francklyn, Thomas Knight yoman, his wife Helen Knight, John Freake yoman, his wife Katherine Freake, Drugo Lovett gouldsmith, Dennis Britton yoman, his wife Mary Britton, Jane Woodfall widow, John Blake scrivener, his wife Margaret Blake, Jane Saule wife of Edwin Saule gentleman, Anne Darby widow, Thomas Flood yoman, his wife Katherine Flood, William Mathewes yoman, his wife Susan Mathewes, Clemence . . . . widow, Isabel Moody wife of George Moody yoman, Ferdinando Emerson cutler, his wife Joan Emerson, John Sam yoman, Anne wife of Richard Davison yoman, all thirty-two late of St. Andrew's in Holborne; Roger Wood late of Endfeild gentleman, and his wife . . . . Wood; Hubert Hacon late of Kensington esq. and his wife Katherine Hacon; Edward Jones late of Fulham yoman; John Drywood esq., . . . . Bromefeild gentleman, George Corey yoman and Arthur Gosling glover, all four late of Spittlefeildes; Joseph Quinton yoman, Benjamin Deacon gentleman, and Katherine Stokes . . . ., all three of St. James's Clarkenwell; Peter Winder tailor, and Richard Bannister, both late of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields; . . . . .; Richard Beake late of Kentishtowne yoman; Richard Gardner late of . . . . yoman; Joan Brichin of Stanmore; . . . .; Richard Mascrey yoman and Richard Carey yoman, both of Ruislip. G. D. R., . . . . July, 4 Charles I.

28 June, 4 Charles I.—Recognizances, taken before Sir Heneage Finch knt. S.L. and Recorder of the city of London, of John Stutfeild of St. Dunstan's parish . . . . and William Medoos of St. Bride's parish cutler, in the sum of forty pounds each, and of Thomas Hunn of St. Clement's Danes' cutler, in the sum of one hundred marks; For the appearance of the said Thomas Hunn at the next Session of Gaol Delivery, to answer &c. "for giveing his servant immoderate correccion by beating him with 3 roddes one after another." G. D. R., . . . . July, 4 Charles I.

5 July, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Margaret's Westminster on the said day, John Colvey late of the said parish laborer stole and carried away "unam penulam anglice one cloake laced with five gold laces valoris octo Iibrarum, unum par perpendiculorum anglice one pair of hangers valoris quadraginta solidorum, unum par cruralium anglice one pair of garters valoris decem solidorum" and a pair of roses for shoes worth three shillings and four pence, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Warwicke esq. Found 'Guilty,' John Colvey pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 Charles I.

8 July, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at Islington co. Midd. on the said day, John Fell late of the said parish laborer stole and carried away "decem instrumenta ferri anglice tenn drawing irons for gold and silver" worth eight pounds, of the goods and chattels of Robert Percy. G. D. R., . . . . July, 4 Charles I.

7 August, 4 Charles I.—Coroner's Inquisition for cause of death, taken at St. Sepulchre's London co. Midd. on view of the body of William Williams gentleman there lying dead and slain; With verdict that on the 19th of the last July Francis Lambert of St. Sepulchre's London co. Midd. gentleman assaulted the said William Williams in the said parish, and with a sword gave him in the right side of his breast a mortal wound, of which he languished till the 6th of the said August, on which last-named day he died at the aforesaid parish, being thus killed and slain by Francis Lambert.—Also, the Indictment of Francis Lambert for the manslaughter of the said William Williams: with clerical minute, showing that on his trial Francis Lambert was acquitted of the 'felonious slaying' of William Williams. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 Charles I.

18 August, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at High Holborne co. Midd., Richard Mason late of the said place labourer stole and carried off a beaver hatt worth five shillings, a silke scarfe worth two shillings, a silver-guilt salt worth thirty shillings, "unum stomachale auratum anglice a stomacher wrought with gold ad valorem unius solidi" (sic), a gold-wrought quoife worth one shilling (sic), six pairs of gloves worth six shillings, a little cabinet worth sixpence, "unum par cruralium sericalium anglice silke stockinges" worth two shillings, and "unum par tibialium anglice silke garters," worth one shilling, of the goods and chattels of Michael Chambers gentleman. Found 'Guilty,' Richard Mason pleaded his clergy effectually and was branded. G. D. R., . . . ., 4 Charles I.

1 September, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. Giles's-withoutCripplegate co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Brookes late of the said parish laborer stole and carried away "unam bibliam (sic) anglice vocatam a Bible" worth five shillings, and another book called "The Treatise of Faith" worth sixteen pence, of the goods and chattels of William Leath. Thomas Brookes put himself 'Not Guilty'; but the parchment exhibits no minute of later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., 3 Dec, 4 Charles I.

4 October, 4 Charles 1.—True Bill that, at Hownsloe co. Midd. on the said day, Thomas Cobbett late of Hownsloe aforesaid laborer stole a blacke oxe worth nine pounds, of the goods and chattels of Colleberie Maine widow. Thomas Cobbett confessed the indictment; but there is no minute of sentence on the parchment. G. D. R., 3 Dec, 4 Charles I.

24 December, 4 Charles I.—True Bill that, at St. James's Clerkenwell co. Midd. on the said day, Elizabeth Wright late of the said parish spinster brought forth a male bastard infant, and afterwards on the same day assaulted the same infant, and threw it into a privy, so that it was suffocated and died then and there instantly. The clerical minute at the head of the bill, which certifies that on her arraignment Elizabeth Wright put herself 'Not Guilty,' tells nothing of later proceedings in the case. G. D. R., . . . . May, 5 Charles I.