Appendix III (a)
Sessions Roll 549


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'Appendix III (a): Sessions Roll 549', County of Middlesex. Calendar to the sessions records: new series, volume 3: 1615-16 (1937), pp. 326-340. URL: Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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[Note.—This file is made up from documents which had become detached from their proper rolls; numbers 1–7 will be found on pp. 192–3, numbers 71 and 72 on pages 224–5 and 107 respectively, of this volume. Numbers 8, 11–14, and 16–70, relating to the Sessions held on 24 May, 14 July and 1 August, A.D. 1615, should have been included in Volume II (New Series), and, together with numbers 9 and 10, dated July A.D. 1603, and number 15, dated January A.D. 1613– 14, are printed in this Appendix. Numbers 14, 18, 19, 24, 36, 39, 46, 48, 55 and 55a are illegible, and many others are faded and torn.]

6 July, A.D. 1603.
Precept, uttered by Sir John Fortescue, knight, and his colleagues the Justices, addressed to the Sheriffs of Middlesex, to summon a jury to the Castle in St. John Street on Thursday — in the same month.
Endorsed that the execution of the precept appears in a certain panel annexed to the same.
James Pemberton and John Swynerton, sheriffs.

Names of jurors:—
John Bevington
John Stoney [deleted]
John Holmes
Miles Gawlty
Richard Owen
Henry Siddon
Roger Greene
Ralph Fox [deleted]
Peter Jones
John Robinson
John Robertes
Richard Wigginten
Hugh Cowper [deleted]
Richard Jones [deleted]
Edward Archer [deleted]
John Gedney
John Grene [deleted]
William Lowde
Nicholas Willington [deleted]
Thomas Lawes
Robert Pierce
Tristam Vincent
John Hull
Richard Gray
John Dicklegg
Richard Barker
George Smyth [deleted]
William Reade
John Franck
Sess. Roll 549/9, 10.

5 January, 11 James I [A.D. 1613–14].
Recognizance of Nicholas Stafford of St. George's, Southwark, co. Surrey, collier, Robert Godfrey of St. Mary Magdalen's, co. Surrey, collier, and John Woodsdowne of Lewisham, co. Kent, collier, for the said Nicholas for selling defective measures of coal. Brought by the Jury for Annoyances.
Sess. Roll 549/15.

Sessions held on 24 May, A.D. 1615.

Recognisances of:—

13 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Alebery Baispole of — to give evidence against James Capell alias Blinkes.
Sess. Roll 549/13.

22 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Anthony Willan of St. James', Clerkenwell, silkweaver, and Robert Ricket of the same, chandler, for William White of the same, bound over upon the complaint of Deagoe Desea, the Spanish Ambassador's steward.
Sess. Roll 549/17.

20 April, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
David Allyn of St. James', Clerkenwell, goldsmith, for John Allyn of St. Sepulchre's, goldsmith, to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/20.

23 April, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Thomas Johnson of St. Margaret's, Westminster, backer, and Stephen Baily, servant to Thomas Hanninges of St. Mary-le-Strand, backer, for John Taylor, servant to the same, to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/21.

23 May, A.D. 1615.
Dorcas Van of Whitechapel, window, to give evidence against Mark Greene of Ipswich.
Sess. Roll 549/25.

20 May, A.D. 1615.
Gregory Dyer of London Stone in London, haberdasher, to give evidence, against Katherine, wife of Robert Kinge of Shadwell [Ratcliffe], glover; and of John Handcock and Alexander Pierson of Whitechapel, gunmakers, for Mary Right of the same, spinster, to give evidence against the said Katherine; and of Robert Mann of Rosemary Lane, baker, and Edward Barker of Whitechapel, carman, for the said Robert Kinge to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/26, 27, 29.

24 April, A.D. 1615.
Thomas Speck of Wapping Wall, surgeon, and William Chamberlane of Ratcliffe, tailor, for Prudence Archer of the same, spinster, to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 549/28.

16 May, A.D. 1615.
Henry Winterburne of East Smithfield, gunmaker, and Lawrence Cockerill of Whitechapel, gunmaker, for John Veale of Shadwell, shoemaker, to keep the peace towards James Man; and of Daniel Withypoule of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, and John Mann of Lyons Inn, gentleman, for James Allin of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, tailor, to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/30, 31.

15 May, A.D. 1615.
Edward Dell of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, butcher, and William Chadbourne of the same, glover, for Robert Rawlins of Southwark, co. Surrey, dicemaker, and John Rawlins of the same, cutler, for the unlawful sale of saddlers' ware.
Sess. Roll 549/32, 33.

15 May, A.D. 1615.
Daniel Perrye of London, tailor, and Walter Birdwood of Ratcliffe, tailor, for Elizabeth Souldier of Whitecross Street, spinster, for being and living in a lewd house.
Sess. Roll 549/34.

6 May, A.D. 1615.
William Curle of Stratford Bow, miller, and Peter Beckett of Whitechapel, combmaker, for Mary Appelbye of London, window, to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/35.

— April, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
William Browne, servant to Sir Henry Cleare, knight, to give evidence against William Watkins for felony.
Sess. Roll 549/36.

— May, A.D. 1615.
Francis Berrye of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to keep the peace.
Sess. Roll 549/37.

—May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Leered of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, cordwainer, for Richard Godson of Kingston, co, Surrey, for hurting the wife of John Ickles of Holborn.
Sess. Roll 549/38.

19 May, A.D. 1615.
Thomas Binckes of Rosemary Lane, for — Harrison or Sybil his wife to give evidence against [Agnes Hollan] for stealing [money] out of the purse; and of Thomas Fannat of Knockfergus, ship-carpenter, and William Skipton to give evidence against the said Sybil.
Sess. Roll 549/40, 47.

18 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Gregory Brandon of — to give evidence against Thomas [Nicholas] for taking out of his pocket three keys in a chain; and of the said Thomas [Nicholas] alias Pearson of Rosemary Lane, sailor, to answer for stealing three keys, a chain, and a pair of gloves — belonging to the said Gregory.
Sess. Roll 549/41, 44.

3 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
William Smart of the City of London, silkweaver, to give evidence against John Adams for cozenage.
Sess. Roll 549/42.

5 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Robert Greene of East Smithfield, cutler, to take to wife before Midsummer next one Rebecca on whose body he has begot a child, and to bring a certificate thereof and discharge the parish.
Sess. Roll 549/43.

28 April, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Eskins of Ratcliffe [to answer William Palmer for felony].
Sess. Roll 549/45.

26 April, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
— — and Peter Trueman of Ratcliffe, —, for Prudence Archer of the same, widow, to keep the peace towards Humphrey Elverton; and of — — and Robert Mann of the same, backer, for Robert Kinge of the same, glover, and his wife to keep the peace likewise.
Sess. Roll 549/49, 50.

1 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Owldham of Westminster, blacksmith, Amos [Nicholas] and William Robinson of the same for the said John to answer.
Sess. Roll 549/54.

13 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Jury writ, witnessed by Sir Thomas Lake, knight, for the Sessions to be held on 24 May then next following.
Endorsed that the execution of the writ appears in a certain panel annexed to the same.
Peter Proby and Martin Lumley, sheriffs.
Sess. Roll 543/2.

24 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Jury list for the Sessions of the Peace held at Hicks Hall in St. John Street:—

William Cooke of Holborn.Sworn.
Ralph Foxe of the same.Late for the Court because replied to the bailiff that he did not wish to serve.
Thomas Lewes of the same.
Peirce Johnes of the same.
Thomas Willowes of the same.
William Pennyngton of the same.Sworn.
John Levesey of the same.Sworn.
John Limborowe of the same.Sworn.
Anthony Hawkes of the same.
John Robertes of the same. Sworn.Sworn.
John Crane of the same.
Peter Agard of the same.
Francis Kytland of the same.Sworn.
Christopher Emerson of the same.Sworn.
Francis Feltnes of the same.
Ralph Radford of the same.
Miles Ayres of the same.Late for the Court because of of the Jury for Annoyances.
Edward Nashe of the same.Sworn.
William Richardson of the same.
Richard Cooke of Gray's Inn Lane.
John Moggeridge of the same.Sworn.
Robert Wright of the same.Sworn.
William Chester of the same.Sworn.
William Lowde of the same.Sworn.
Richard Durham of Chancery Lane.Sworn.
John Banfeild of Holborn.Sworn.
James Wheeler of Ely Rents.
Thomas Lightwood of Gray's Inn Lane.
Lawrence Sanvey of Holborn.
Jervase Langdale of the same.

William Pantone of Gray's Inn Lane, fined because he withdrew from the Court, in contempt of his appearance.
William Hutchinson of Holborn, not summoned. William Hunte, bailiff.
[Those not sworn etc. fined 40s.]
Sess. Roll 543/3.

Sessions held on 14 July, A.D. 1615.

Recognizances of:—

29 May, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
John Johnson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, coachmaker, and Edmund Toller of the same, gentleman, for Robert Smith of the same to answer the unlawful buying of certain goods of William Bruncker, esquire, which were feloniously taken from him.
Sess. Roll 543/1.

5 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Christopher Ingham of "le Spittle feilds", clothworker, and William Etherydge of the same, tailor, for Thomas Ingham of the same, victualler, for keeping a common tippling-house without licence; and of Daniel Allam and Lawrence Allam of Whitechapel, blacksmiths, for William Ambrey of the Spitalfields aforesaid, tippler, for the like.
Sess. Roll 549/56, 62.

7 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Richard Balle and John Collier of St. Clement Danes, tailors, for Susan, wife of the said Richard, to keep the peace towards Elizabeth and Frances Brunker.
Sess. Roll 549/57.

5 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Thomas Tharp of Tottenham, smith, for breaking the head of Edward Barr his apprentice with a slice of iron, and for the like done to others of his servants before.
Sess. Roll 549/58.

13 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Nicholas Kylner of St. Leonard's, London, merchant-tailor, for John Pocock of Wapping, yeoman, for abusing the headborough of Wapping; and of the said Nicholas and John for John Derickson, mariner, to appear.
Sess. Roll 549/59, 60.

5 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Fulk Marrowe of Stepney, gentleman, and Richard Hart of St. John Street, gunmaker, for Egleston Barnes of Stepney, victualler, for victualling without licence.
Sess. Roll 549/61.

7 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Thomas Millward of Ealing and Richard Belcher of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields, yeomen, for Thomas Burte and Thomas Weane of Ealing, yeomen, for driving a cart over the head of Thomas Coates.
Sess. Roll 549/63, 64.

5 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Jury writ, witnessed by Sir Thomas Lake, knight, for the Sessions to be held on Friday next after the feast of St. Thomas the Martyr being the 14th of July next coming.
Endorsed that the execution of the writ appears in a certain panel annexed to the same.
Peter Proby and Martin Lumley, sheriffs.
Sess. Roll 549/65.

Names of jurors:—

John Larchyn of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields.Sworn.
Edward Cooke of the same.Sworn.
Thomas Turpyn of the same.
Patrick Gould of the same.
Richard Powell of the same.Sworn.
Robert Playsted of the same.Sworn.
John Wright of the same.Sworn.
Thomas Wasse of the same.Sworn.
John Rowe of the same.Sworn.
Thomas Bromley of the same.
Richard Cooke of the same.
Mathew Quyer of the same.Sworn.
Richard Barker of the same.Sworn.
John Brewer of the same.Sworn.
Francis Worsley of the same.
John Langford of the same.
Robert Deckers of the same.
John Amias of the same.Sworn.
Andrew White of the same.Sworn.
Matthew Bansall of the same.Sworn.
Joseph — of the same.
George Cartwright of the same.Sworn.
William Powell of the same.Sworn to the Commission of Sewers.
John Kent of the same.Sworn.
Matthew Margetts of the same.Sworn.
Joseph Brackley of the same.
John Meaker of the same.Sworn.
Robert Johnson of the same.Sworn.
Anthony Colchester of the same.Sworn.
Thomas Smyth of the same.
Humphrey Graye of the same.Sworn.
Edward Taylor of the same.Sworn.
Robert Nyn of the same.
Hugh Price of the same.Sworn.
Edward Wayford of the same.Sworn.

Sess. Roll 549/70.

Names of coroners:—
Robert Bright, gentleman.
Henry Harryott, gentleman.

Names of bailiffs:—
Charles Chute, esquire, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at Enfield.
Robert Bright, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at the Strand.
Matthew Hunsley, gentleman, of the Liberty of John, Lord Bishop of London.
Walter James, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster.
John Mayle the younger, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London.
Robert Dixon, gentleman, of the Liberty of Thomas, Lord Wentworth.
Michael Brooke, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Master, Brothers and Sisters of the Hospital Church of St. Katherine the Virgin next the Tower of London.
William Heycocke of the Liberty of Dudley, Lord North.
William Fletcher, of the Liberty of Sir William Harbert of his manor of Hendon.
Isaac Bringhurst, James Raves, Thomas Walsall, Charles Hyll, John Lamyng, Geoffrey Kerry, Tobias Machyn, Henry Bathe, William Hunt and William Fawconer, of the hundred of Osulstone.
William Sare, of the hundred of Edmonton.
Richard Ogborne, of the hundred of Elthorne.
Ambrose Bord, of the hundred of Spelthorne and Isleworth.
Roger Unsworth, of the hundred of Gore.

Names of the chief constables of the hundred of Osulstone:—
John Robinson, gentleman.
William Lambe, gentleman.
Paul Smyth, gentleman.
Thomas Morrys, gentleman.

Names of the sub-constables of the same hundred:—

High Holborn. David Jackman.
Henry Catcott.
Chancery Lane.Nicholas Maunder.
St. Giles'-in-the-Fields.Walter Burton.
Richard Ockould.
Richard Leered.
Kentish Town.William Aldrenshawe.
Anthony Chapman.

Names of constables:—

Hampstead.William Johnson.
Finchley.Thomas Nicholls.
John Feild.
Friern Barnet.John Hore.
Hornsey.William Dowse.
Theodore Eckles.
Holloway.Thomas Robinson.
Stephen Moolte.
Islington.Martin Fawcett.
Richard Pytt.
Henry Lakyns.
Ralph Barker.
Clerkenwell.Humphrey Richardson.
Ewin Jones.
Roger Smyth.
John Towson.
Cow Cross.Francis Zachary.
Andrew Slyme.
Hackney.John Allen.
John Aulden.
Stoke Newington.Edward Gascoyne.
Kingsland.Hugh Wilson.
Hoxton and Shoreditch.Albion Cooke.
Holywell Street.Hugh Yeomans.
Norton Folgate.John Robyns.
Stepney and Mile End.Thomas Milton.
Old Ford.John Teige.
Bethnal Green.John Newitt.
Bromley.Francis Langford.
William Fookes.
Stratford Bow.Charles Skory.
Poplar.William Hewett.
Limehouse.John Moore.
Ratcliffe.Arnold Mabanck.
Wapping.Thomas Heard.
East Smithfield.John Berom.
William Armes.
St. Katherine's.Thomas Billmore.
William Wood.
Whitechapel.Richard Paxford.
Grub Street.Joseph Armett.
Whitecross Street.Richard Moreton.
Golding Lane.George Morgan.
Old Street.John French.
St. John Street.Thomas Freeberry.
Thomas Barwicke.
Charterhouse Lane.Thomas Foster.
Chick Lane.Nicholas Sheppard.
St. Clement Danes.Thomas Layght.
John Collyer.
George Etheridge.
Thomas Johnson.
James Bradford.
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields.Samuel Clarke.
John Sturte.
Henry Ludcombe.
William Wright.
Westminster.John Norton.
James Horton.
John Farrer.
Hilary Sallett.
Silvester Hunt.
Thomas Coffyn.
John Skynner of "le Wolstable".
Amos Nicholls.
John Davis.
Francis Cooke.
Henry Wolsone.
Fracis Wolsone.
Francis Duke.
Simon Gibbons.
Henry Lumbert.
Richard Browne.
Nicholas Francke.
Willesden.John Francklyn.
William Feild.
Marylebone.Thomas Inghill.
Paddington.Thomas Lyle.
Acton.George Deacon.
Roger Stephenson.
Chelsea.Jeremiah Gould.
Old Brentford.Henry Richardson.
Ealing.Thomas Freinde.
Chiswick.John Ludby.
William Arnold.
Hammersmith.William Braye.
Fulham.Robert Fyshe.

Names of the chief constables of the hundred of Edmonton:—
Robert Hellam of Edmonton, gentleman.
Henry Hunsdon of Enfield, gentleman.
Roger Hoddesdon of Mimms and Hadley, gentleman.

Names of the sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Edmonton.John Welche.
Robert Manasty.
Alan Parken.
Tottenham.Robert Barlowe.
William West.
Jeremiah Culpecke.
Vincent Hunt.
Enfield.John Halfehead.
Edward Spencer.
Stephen Barnes.
Robert Baldwyn.
Thomas Curtis.
Christopher Woodham [deleted].
Hadley.Edward Blunden.
[South] Mimms.William Parrett.
John Graves.

Names of the chief constables of the hundred of Gore:—

Hendon.Richard Niccolls of "Milespitt", gentleman.
Harrow.Henry Smyth of Harrow, gentleman.

Names of the sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Harrow and Pinner.Thomas Page the younger of the Weald.
Richard Kidney of Roxey.
Christopher Barnaby of Sudbury.
Robert Cannon of Wembley.
Richard Basse of Pinner.
Hendon.John Niccolls of Dole Street.
William Parson of Braint Street.
Kingsbury.Michael Page.
Edgware.Thomas Knevett.
[Great] Stanmore.John Peeters.
Thomas Ewer.

Names of the chief constables of the hundred of Spelthorne and Isleworth:—
John Page of Bedfont.
Roger Partridge of Heston.
Robert Bartlett of Twickenham.

Names of the sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Shepperton.Reginald Reeve.
Edward Weekes.
Henry Graye.
Sunbury.Richard Lee.
John Seagood.
Stanwell.George Chaundler.
Bedfont.John Combes.
Ashford.William Kinge.
Feltham.William Blaunch.
Hampton.Henry Pack
Teddington.David Nicholls.
Twickenham.Robert White
Isleworth.John Boyce.
Michael Vesey.
Hanworth.John Sparkers
Heston.John Redworth.
Hounslow.Silvester Andrewes.

Names of the chief constables of the hundred of Elthorne:—
John Weeden of Harefield.
John Francklyn of Greenford.

Names of the sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Harmondsworth.Roger Barnes.
Longford.Daniel Weekes.
Hillingdon.John Atelea.
Robert Rayner.
Drayton.John Washington.
Uxbridge.Edward Butterfeild.
William Wynche.
Ickenham.Robert Crosyer.
Cranford.William Harbert.
Hayes.Thomas Jackson.
John Edenbrasse.
[New] Brentford.John Downes.
John Emerson.
Harlington.Nicholas Osborne the younger.
Cowley.Thomas Crouchley.
Ruislip.William Fearne.

Sess. Roll 549/66 9.

Sessions held on 1 August, A.D. 1615.

Indictments of:—

15 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Prudence Cotterell of Field Lane, spinster, for stealing a cassock worth 5s., belonging to Katherine Ames, at the same.
At large.
Prosecutor:— Thomas Sheldon.
Sess. Roll 549/8.

23 [July], A.D. 1615.
Harman Rowland of East Smithfield for keeping a fierce dog which bit Katherine, wife of Robert Blore, at the same.
Sess. Roll 549/11.

31 July, A.D. 1615.
Henry Deane and Valentine Brookes of Stratford Bow, yeomer, for breaking into the house of Sir Arthur Ingram, knight, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, and stealing a sword worth 5s., three green carpets worth 20s. and three mingled coloured cloaks worth 40s., belonging to the said Sir Arthur; and of Lewis Flood of Golding Lane and Elizabeth his wife for receiving and helping them at the same, after the said felony.
Sess. Roll 549/12.

10 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
[Thomas Ratcliffe] of Mile End, labourer, for an assault and battery on William Williams, son of Henry Williams, at the same.
Prosecutors:—Anne Saunders, Isabel Williams.
Sess. Roll 549/16.

8 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Nicholas Abell and [Thomas Harman] of St. Katherine's for stealing two wether sheep each worth 20s., belonging to William Russell, at the same.
The said Nicholas guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutor:—Margaret Adams.
Sess. Roll 549/22.

12 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Thomas Cole of Charterhouse Lane for stealing a pair of sheets worth —, belonging to Thomas Freshwater, esquire, and a tufftaffeta silk kirtle worth 60s., belonging to Thomas Bates, both at the same.
At large.
Prosecutors:—Richard Tuffnell, John Allen.
An examination before Mr. Forsett.
Sess Roll 549/23, 51.

10 June, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Matthew Walker of Golding Lane, yeoman, for an assault and battery on Thomas Dowle, at the same.
Prosecutors:—Ann Frenzborne, Alice Courtney.
Sess. Roll 549/52.

11 July, 13 James I [A.D. 1615].
Thomas Worrall and John Cotton of Stepney, yeomen, for an assault and battery on Alexander Drayson and Bridget his wife, in the highway at the same.
Put themselves [on the country]. Received a writ of certiorari.
Prosecutor:—Margaret Garye.
Sess. Roll 549/53.