Sessions, 1617
14 and 16 July

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William Le Hardy (editor)

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1941

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172-209

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'Sessions, 1617: 14 and 16 July', County of Middlesex. Calendar to the sessions records: new series, volume 4: 1616-18 (1941), pp. 172-209. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82421 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery, on 14 and 16 July, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].

SESSIONS ROLL.

Recognizances of:—

William Fludd of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Thomas Morris of the same, for Edward Gwinne [Gwynne] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, for beating Elizabeth Housman [Howseman] in her husband's house in Queen's Street.
All the fees unpaid.
Sess. Roll 559/3.
Sess. Reg. 2/434.

William Elder of St. Sepulchre's, clothworker, for William Profitt [Proffytte] and George Vicke of the same, blacksmiths, to appear upon suspicion of picking the pocket of Stephen Kennard and taking from thence £6 2s.; and of the said Stephen to give evidence against them.
Sess. Roll 559/4, 5.
G.D.R. 2/125d, 126.

Anthony Walter of Whitechapel, cook, and Thomas Senior of the same, embroiderer, for Robert Ap Richard of the same to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 559/6.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.

William Robins of Ratcliffe, joiner, to appear for using the trade of a joiner not having served seven years as apprentice.
Sess. Roll 559/7.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.

Henry Wells of Rosemary Lane, blacksmith, and Henry Wemb of Ratcliffe, butcher, for Susan Yelverton of the same, widow, to keep the peace towards Thomas Ray of the same, victualler; and of William Palmer of the same, porter, and Peter Kighlie of Rosemary Lane, for the said Thomas to answer what shall be objected against him by the said Susan and by Mr. Newton, headborough of Ratcliffe, for abusing him.
Not paid.
Sess. Roll 559/10, 14.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.

Alexander Dribrough of Stepney, tailor, and Francis Quint of the same, sawyer, for John Lewis [Lewes] of Ratcliffe, carpenter, to answer concerning the unlawful using of the company of Alice Cherrie [Cherry] and lodging with her.
The said John committed to gaol, delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 559/12, 176.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Thomas Collins of "le Minorites" ["le Mynories"], London, to answer John Lampier upon an accusation of felony.
Sess. Roll 559/15.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.
G.D.R. 2/126d.

Leonard Roche of East Smithfield, gunmaker, and Richard Platts of Rosemary Lane, vintner, for Thomas Tempest of the City of Bristol, merchant, to answer what shall be objected against him by one Harrison for stealing artichokes out of his garden.
Sess. Roll 559/16.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Richard Sittie [Syttie] of Stepney by Wapping, mariner, to give evidence against Robert Hall [Hull] of Maldon, co. Essex, sailor, and Margaret, wife of John Clarke of Wapping, sailor, for stealing a coif, a cross-cloth and a riding-coat; and of Andrew Kylvert of Stepney aforesaid, gardener, and Robert Stroud of the same, shipwright, for the said Richard and Mary his wife to be of good behaviour and keep the peace towards the said Robert Hall and Margaret Clarke, who swore the oath of the peace against them; and of Richard Cray of Wapping aforesaid, chandler, and Christopher Walker of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, sailor, for the said Robert and Margaret to appear for stealing a riding-coat and other things from the persons of the said Richard Sittie and his wife.
Sess. Roll 559/17, 20, 85.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

John Jones of St. George's, Southwark, metalman, for Elizabeth Jones of the same, widow, to give evidence against John Mathewes upon suspicion of burglary.
The said Mathewes detained in gaol, respited to the gaol of Surrey.
Sess. Roll 559/18, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Edward Evans of Whitechapel and John Hart of the same, servant to John Carpenter of Cornhill, hosier, to give evidence against Richard Crosbie [Crosby] of Whitechapel, silkthrowster, for stealing lead out of the house of Mr. Carpenter aforesaid.
The said Richard detained in gaol and ordered to give sureties for good behaviour, before he should be released; handed over in bail to William Hooper of Tower Wharf, waterman, and Timothy Boulton of Whitechapel, draper.
Sess. Roll 559/19, 176.
Sess. Roll 560/40.
Sess Reg. 2/438.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Richard Roberts of Clerkenwell, victualler, and Roger Davies of Thames Street, brewer, for Joan Griffith of Clerkenwell, spinster, "the inhabitants doe complaine that she is a comon scoulding and turbulent woman".
Sess. Roll 559/21.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

John Pentford of Clerkenwell, bucklemaker, and Henry Okeley of High Holborn, haberdasher, for Samuel Shortwright of Field Lane, gentleman, accused to have hurt Edward Sheppard of Chick Lane, baker, who is recovered thereof "as I (i.e., Francis Michell) am enformed".
At the last Sessions the said Edward bound over for wounding the said Samuel, and the said Samuel respited for sureties.
Sess. Roll 559/22.
Sess. Reg. 2/420, 433.
G.D.R. 2/120.

Simon Hellis of Whitecross Street, goldweaver, and Richard Hatton of the same, silkweaver, for Sarah Hellis of the same, spinster [goldweaver], complained by the inhabitants to be a very unquiet and disordered person that will not suffer them to live in quiet. They intend to indict her for a scold.
Sess. Roll 559/23.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

Henry Holland of Whitecross Street, silkweaver, and Christopher Lovelace of Golding Lane, gardener, for John Holland of Norton Folgate to answer for hurting and wounding Rose Fletcher.
Sess. Roll 559/24.
Sess. Reg. 2/435.

William Towe of Norton Folgate, cook, Thomas Howe of Bishopsgate Street, butcher, and John Browne of the same, sawyer, for Edward Johnson of the same to appear.
The order of the Sessions was that he should be bailed.
Sess. Roll 559/25.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Martin Hawkes of Whitecross Street, cook, and William Bliss of the same, weaver, for Thomas Atkins of the same to answer Luke Smith about stealing a cloak.
Sess. Roll 559/26.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Robert Higginson of Holywell Street to give evidence against Walter Whittbey [Whitby], suspected to have robbed him of a cloak on the highway.
The said Walter detained in gaol; respited for sureties to appear at the next.
Sess. Roll 559/27, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Daniel Williamson of Fleet Street, tailor, for Joan Ramsey of the same, spinster, to give evidence against Thomas Hayton, suspected to have stolen certain linen belonging to Alexander Ramsey.
The said Thomas detained in gaol; delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 559/28, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Katherine Richardson of the Minories, widow, to give evidence against Grace Hughes for stealing divers goods.
The said Grace detained in gaol; delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 559/29, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Thomas Campian of Fleet Street, cordwainer, and Hugh Calvert of Fetter Lane, currier, for Richard Page of Shire Lane, gentleman, to appear upon suspicion of conveying a cloak and divers parcels of goods out of the house of his master John Turbutt [Turbuck] of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, Pursuivant to the High Commission Court, and other misdemeanours complained of by his master; and of the said Turbuck to give evidence against him.
Sess. Roll 559/31, 88.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Henry Whitterell of Whitechapel, bricklayer, and William Rowe of the same, shoemaker, for Silvester, wife of Zachary Mash [Marshe] of the same, for suspicion of felony; and of Thomas Moore of the same, gardener, to give evidence against her.
The said Silvester no true bill.
Sess. Roll 559/32, 118.
G.D.R. 2/125.

Sir Francis Castillian of Beenham Vallence, co. Berks, knight, for Ambrose Austen of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, to answer unto such matters as on his Majesty's behalf he shall be charged withal; and of Randall Dupper of St. Andrew's, Holborn, saddler, and Rudolf Nicholsone of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, for Lawrence Warberton [Warburton] of St. Andrew's aforesaid, gentleman, to answer likewise; and of Vincent Dixon of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, and William Brooke of St. Clement Danes, upholsterer, for James Symons of St. Giles' aforesaid, gentleman, to answer likewise.
Sess. Roll 559/36–8.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Thomas Swayne of Soper Lane, draper, to give evidence against Robert Purfrey, committed to Newgate, whom he suspects to have stolen out of his shop in Soper Lane, on Sunday the 28th of June last, a great quantity of "sleved and raw silkes and silke poynts" to the value of £150 in money; and of Sir Thomas Walsingham of Scadbury, co. Kent, knight, bound over in £100 to cause a bill of indictment to be preferred and evidence to be given against the said Robert, suspected by him to have stolen from him a cloth gown and a beaver hat.
The said Sir Thomas came and was bound over further in £100 as appears in the book of the Sessions of the Peace; came at the next. The said Robert detained in gaol; respited without bail to the next Gaol Delivery for default of evidence for the King; respited for sureties for good behaviour.
Sess. Roll 559/39, 72, 176.
Sess. Reg. 2/431, 437.
G.D.R. 2/123d, 127d.
[See also pp. 238–9.]

John Carrington of Bollington, co. Chester, gentleman, for Edward Ball of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields to be of good behaviour.
Sess. Roll. 559/43.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

John Jenkinson of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, joiner, and Lawrence Phesant of the same, for Robert Browne of the same, joiner, for assaulting and beating Richard Wollen [Woollen] in the streets.
Sess. Roll 559/44.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

Thomas Wilbraham of Tottenham, miller, and Edward Hill of the same, husbandman, for Miles Barker of Gilston, co. Hertford, husbandman, to appear, charged by Nathaniel Saunders of the same to have taken and carried away certain goods out of his house.
Sess. Roll 559/46.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

John Pownfre of St. Thomas', Southwark, co. Surrey, merchant-tailor, for John Pitt of Southwark, labourer, to answer the complaint of Thomas Pitt.
Sess. Roll 559/49.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.

Philip Thomas of Turnball [Turnmill] Street, labourer, John Slye, shoemaker, and Ralph Lyddall, tailor, both of the same, for John Wilcockes of "Harmall Greene" near Welwyn, co. Hertford, gentleman, and Margery Lunne of Turnball Street aforesaid, spinster, to be of good behaviour; and of the said Philip and Wilcockes for Andrew Stone of Walthamstow, co. Essex, carter, for the like; and of the said Wilcockes, Slye and Lyddall for the said Philip and his wife for the like.
Sess. Roll 559/50–2, 54.
Sess. Reg. 2/431, 432.

Robert Harris of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Thomas Atherton of St. Bride's, cutler, for John Browne of St. George's, Southwark, co. Surrey, gentleman, for begging with a counterfeit brief.
Sess. Roll 559/53.
Sess. Reg. 2/431.

Michael Cole of Westminster, gentleman, and William Heriott of the same, cordwainer, for John Enewe of "Christed", co. Lincoln, to answer the unlawful holding possession of a house with force, and to pay such fine to his Majesty as by his said Majesty's Justices shall be imposed upon him.
Sess. Roll 559/55.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.

Edward Warren of St. Sepulchre's, butcher, and John Cox of the same for William Cabbidge of the same, butcher, and Isabel his wife to appear, who stand indicted at the last Sessions. [See p. 169.]
The said William and Isabel came and were committed, and respited for sureties.
Sess. Roll 559/56.
G.D.R. 2/126.

Alice Poulter of Wapping, spinster, to give evidence against Christopher Torren of the same; and of Elias Corgever of St. Bartholomew's-the-Great near West Smithfield, gentleman, and Francis Snelgar, citizen and haberdasher of London, for the said Christopher to appear, for cozening by false tokens.
Sess. Roll 559/57, 127.
G.D.R. 2/126.

William Abbott of St. Andrew's, Holborn, citizen and fletcher of London, to give evidence against Philip Carter of the same, citizen and fletcher, for buying stolen arrows; and of William Pennyngton, victualler, and William Cooke, citizen and skinner of London, both of the same, for the said Philip to appear.
Sess. Roll 559/58, 131.
G.D.R. 2/126d.

13 July, 14 James I [A.D. 1616].
Henry Maundrell of Lincoln's Inn, gentleman, Edward Myles of St. Giles', wheelwright, and Thomas Ashbery of the same, labourer, for Thomas Tyms [Tims, Tymmes] of Holborn, labourer, to make his appearance at all and every Sessions of the Peace that shall be held for the county for, by, and during one whole year now next ensuing the date hereof, and then and there to answer to all such indictments as shall be preferred against him concerning his wounding and hurting of Margaret Tullie [Tullye], of which she is now in danger of death, and to be of good behaviour during one whole year next ensuing as aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 559/59.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

William Louth of Hounslow, brazier, and his wife, to prosecute and give evidence against Elizabeth, wife of John Strachy [Strache, Stracher] of the same, gentleman; and of John Butcher of the same for the said Elizabeth to answer the complaint of the said William.
It is ordered that this and all other matters between these parties shall be referred to Sir Gideon Awnsham and Sir John Suckling, knights.
Sess. Roll 559/63, 65.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.

Edward Larchin of Isleworth, vintner, to answer for abusing the headborough of the same.
Sess. Roll 559/64.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.

George Smithe of Islington, innholder, and Martin Fawcett of the same, for William Coxon and John Chapman of the same, labourers, to keep the peace towards John Miller of the same, gentleman.
The said Coxon and Chapman committed to gaol by the Justices at Hicks Hall because indicted for the rescue of a distress from Philip Miller and Robert Hawkins, servants of the said John Miller; found guilty and respited for good behaviour and for a fine of 20s., and handed in bail to William Blackston and John Coleman of Islington to appear at the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery.
Sess. Roll 559/66, 67, 176.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.
G.D.R. 2/124, 126d, 129.

George Taylor and Richard Sproston of Islington, innholders, for Henry Lakins of the same, innholder, to appear before the Justices at Hicks Hall on Wednesday the 16th of July to answer the complaint of Andrew Buninge [Bunning] of Holloway, husbandman.
The said Henry came and was handed over further in bail to Maurice Stride of Islington, baker, and Henry Burredge of the same, to appear at the next Sessions and answer the complaint of the said Andrew; at the next came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/69.
Sess. Reg. 2/431, 437.

William Davyes of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, tailor, to answer the complaint of John Mountney.
Sess. Roll 559/73.
Sess. Reg. 2/431.

William Birt of Chancery Lane, cordwainer, and "Salomus" Evans of the same, "semster", for Thomas Browne of the same, victualler, to answer the complaint of Robert Bucher of the same, tailor, and Dorothy his wife, being accused by them to keep a very disorderly house in Chancery Lane.
Sess. Roll 559/75.
Sess. Reg. 2/431.

Christopher Tysdall of St. Clement Danes, innkeeper, for William Monthrop [Monthroppe] of the same to answer the complaint of Edward Kelsey [Kilshaw] of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, saddler; and of Robert Hide of St. Mary-le-Savoy in the Strand, tailor, for the said Edward to keep the peace towards Richard Pagett of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cordwainer; and of George Brabstone of the same and William Darwent of St. Clement Danes, innholder, for the said Richard towards the said Edward.
Sess. Roll 559/76–8.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.

Richard Wattson of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, gentleman, to give evidence against Thomas Sumner for felony.
The said Thomas no true bill.
Sess. Roll. 559/79.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

26 May, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Henry Battin [Batten] of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, to appear at the next Sessions after Joan Fenn shall be delivered of the child she now goeth withal, whereof he is the reputed father.
Sess. Roll 559/80.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.

Nathan Rutler of Greenwich, co. Kent, tailor, to give evidence against Stephen Holder [Holden, Houlden] for stealing pipes of lead out of a ground of one Mr. Kaies in Greenwich aforesaid.
The said Stephen detained in gaol; [respited] at the request of Sir John Kaye, knight; respited without bail to the next Gaol Delivery for default of evidence for the King; delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 559/81, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d, 127.

John Boston of East Smithfield, tailor, to give evidence against William Reighnoldes, Agnes [Ann] Cooke and Robert Slater, being suspected to have robbed a ship called the "Mary Fortune" of Lynn, and taken away a box and £8 in money and divers other things.
The said William, Ann and Robert detained in gaol; delivered by proclamation because no true bill.
Sess. Roll 559/82, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Thomas Buckett of Ratcliffe to give evidence against Thomas Castle for suspicion of stealing a pair of sheets of the goods of a man unknown.
The said Castle committed to gaol; delivered by proclamation because no true bill.
Sess. Roll 559/84, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Peter Bradford of Ratcliffe, mason, and William Hamp of the Liberty of the Tower of London, tailor, for Margaret, wife of Thomas Wharton of Ratcliffe, cook, to answer one Cooke of Ratcliffe aforesaid for hurting her child.
Handed over further in bail to Richard Lowe of Cock Lane, glazier, and the said Peter Bradford [of Stepney, freemason], to appear at the next General Sessions and keep the peace towards Mary Cooke; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/86.
Sess. Reg. 2/430, 447.

Henry Tapper of Enfield, tailor, to give evidence against Edward Knott of the same, tanner, and Joan his wife, and Francis Maniesborrowe of the same, tanner, for assaulting him and his son, and taking from them certain cattle by violence, which he had impounded from the said Knotts by virtue of two executions.
The said Edward, Joan and Francis certified into the King's Bench by writs of certiorari.
Sess. Roll 559/87.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.

Geoffrey Kirry [Kerry] of Charterhouse in St. Sepulchre's, gentleman, to give evidence against Peter Ridgley for the unlawful carrying away and selling of two hackney horses of his, being supposed to be felony.
The said Peter detained in gaol; delivered by proclamation.
Sess. Roll 559/92, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Henry Geffreyes [Gefferies] of Kentish Town, husbandman, to give evidence against John Gryffyn [Griffine] for suspicion of cutting his purse and taking 44s. therein.
The said John found no true bill; respited to the House of Correction; at the next Sessions handed over in bail to Thomas Wagge of St. Sepulchre's, tailor, and Roger Swetnam of the same, citizen and girdler of London, to appear.
Sess. Roll 559/92, 176.
Sess. Roll 560/29.
G.D.R. 2/123, 129d.

Henry Gardiner of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, and Roland Franklyn of the same, vintner, to answer for a rescue of certain goods upon execution taken by bailiffs.
The said Henry handed over further in bail to Richard Symes of London, merchant, and Clement Clare of St. Clement's Lane, to appear at the next Sessions to prosecute the traverse of his indictment for a rescue; came at the next and was discharged.
The said Henry and Roland, together with William Pewe, vintner, and Thomas Spicer, both of St. Clement Danes, certified into the King's Bench by writ of certiorari returnable in the Octave of Michaelmas, 1617, for a rescue and riot.
Sess. Roll 559/94.
Sess. Reg. 2/434, 435, 437.
P.R.B. 1/106d.

Richard Phelce of Kerry Lane, goldsmith, to give evidence against Edward Gates in a case of perjury.
The said Edward detained in gaol; indicted in London.
Sess. Roll 559/102, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123.

Peter Mese of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Thomas Ashe of Barbican Street, gentleman, for Margaret Gammon of St. Giles' aforesaid, spinster, suspected to have stolen goods from Elizabeth Cockyn.
The said Margaret came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/109.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

Stephen Sheppard of Aldersgate Street, gentleman, and Arthur Fynche of Beech Lane, grocer, for John Walsham [Walsam] of Whitecross Street, vintner, for incontinency with Elizabeth Hutchinson.
The said John bound over at the last Sessions for wounding Roger Need, and Timothy Newman and Roger Williams of Whitecross Street also indicted at the last Sessions for assaulting the said Need.
Sess. Roll 559/110.
Sess. Reg. 2/423, 434.
P.R.B. 1/105.

Richard Heathcock of Old Street, carter, Richard Phillipps and Fulke Higgins, wheelwright, both of the same, for Thomas Phillipps of the same, carter, for wounding Simon Hall.
Sess. Roll 559/112.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

John Greene of East Smithfield, feltmaker, for George Broughe of the same, smith, to appear.
Sess. Roll 559/115.
Sess. Reg. 2/434.

16 May, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Richard Thorne of the City of London, clothworker, and Thomas Sheffield of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, cordwainer, for Martha, wife of Henry Windowe of Chancery Lane, victualler, to appear at the next Quarter Sessions and there to answer to an indictment formerly preferred against her of which she stands indicted, for an assault upon Ann Kibbett and for the goods of Thomas Kibbett.
At the last Sessions was at large; handed over to the Sessions of Gaol Delivery and came and was tried there and found not guilty.
Sess. Roll 559/117.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.
P.R.B. 1/105.
G.D.R. 2/121, 125.

Richard Bowdishe of Uxbridge, haberdasher, and Henry Pounter of the same, chandler, for Richard Hogborne of the same to answer.
Sess. Roll 559/123.
G.D.R. 2/125d.

William Wallis and William Carpenter of St. Clement Danes, butchers, for Edward Willmore of the same, butcher, for encouraging his servant to strike down a man.
Sess. Roll 559/124.
G.D.R. 2/126.

Merrick Griffin of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, tailor, and Ralph Powell of St. Clement Danes, gentleman, for Morgan Mathewe of St. Andrew, co. Glamorgan, gentleman, to appear for a rescue; and for Thomas St. John of London, gentleman, to appear, suspected for a robbery.
Memorandum that Thomas Carpenter of St. Clement Danes was likewise bound to give evidence against the said Morgan, and Jeremiah Sparkes of the same, tailor, was bound to give evidence against the said Thomas St. John.
George Mathew of London, gentleman, bound over for a rescue, and Ewin Martin of St. Clement Danes, scrivener, came to give evidence.
Sess. Roll 559/128, 129.
G.D.R. 2/126.

Richard Walker and George Fleete of St. Botolph's-without-Aldgate, citizens and merchant-tailors of London, for Isaac Syms of the same, clockmaker, to appear for cozening Mr. Yelverton of a watch.
Memorandum that Edward Yelverton of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, was bound to give evidence against the said Isaac.
Sess. Roll 559/130.
G.D.R. 2/126.

20 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Recognizance, taken before Samuel Myles, Mayor of the City of Coventry, Richard Butler and Christopher Davenport, esquires, Justices for the county of the City of Coventry, of Richard Judd of Elmdon, co. Warwick, yeoman, Richard Greene of "Caresley" in the county of the City of Coventry aforesaid, gentleman, and Thomas Judd the elder of Foleshill in the same county, yeoman, for the said Richard Judd to appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be held for the City of London being 16 July next coming, and to answer what shall be objected against him.
Signed by the above-mentioned Justices.
Sess. Roll 559/132.
G.D.R. 2/126d.

Recognizances to keep the peace of:—

Lewis Morris of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, —, and Ralph Bomford of the same, butcher, for William Niccolson of the same, tailor, towards Elizabeth Plummer, widow.
Respited to the next Sessions; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/1.
Sess. Reg. 2/434, 437.

John Pratten of St. Clement Danes, cutler, towards Richard Hill.
Sess. Roll 559/2.
Sess. Reg. 2/434.

Thomas Painter of East Smithfield, gunmaker, and Thomas Savadge of the same, blacksmith, for William Wardell of Wapping, blacksmith, towards Moses Hemminges of the same, blacksmith; and for the said Moses towards the said William.
Sess. Roll 559/8, 9.
Sess. Reg. 2/430.

Dennis Martin of St. Katherine's, cordwainer, and John Jefford of the same, for Margaret, wife of John Hart of Rosemary Lane, towards Agnes Hobbes.
Sess. Roll 559/11.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.

Owen Jones of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, cook, and John Looker of the City of Chester, for William Hart of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, towards Ann Jones.
Sess. Roll 559/41.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.

John Smith of Shoreditch, tailor, and David Lewes of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, cordwainer, for Helen, wife of William Creswell of Shoreditch, turner, towards Abigail Hall.
Sess. Roll 559/47.
Sess. Reg. 2/428.

John Davis of Westminster and William Roberts of the same, cordwainer, for Margaret, wife of Richard Lame [Lambe] of the same, butcher, towards Elizabeth Holcrofte of the same, widow.
Sess. Roll 559/48.
Sess. Reg. 2/428.

William Osborne and Samuel Booth of Westminster, for Emmanuel Patteson [Pattison] of Boustead Hill, co. Cumberland, gentleman, towards James Chapman of Westminster, baker.
The said Emmanuel handed over further in bail to William Tompson of the same and the said Osborne to appear at the next General Sessions; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/60.
Sess. Reg. 2/433, 447.

Richard Waklinge and John Haile [Hayles] of Westminster, labourers, for Richard Lane of the same, gardener, towards Gillian [Juliana], wife of John Haynes [Hanes] of the same.
The said Richard Lane handed over further in bail to John Mansfeild of the same and the said John Hayles to appear at the next General Sessions; came and was discharged.
Sess. Roll 559/61.
Sess. Reg. 2/432, 447.

Robert Burgeas of Westminster, for John Wright of the same, bricklayer, towards William Atkins of the same, labourer.
Sess. Roll 559/62.
Sess. Reg. 2/432.

Edward Slyfeilde of Slyfield, co. Surrey, and Thomas Steavenson of Cow Cross, plasterer, for Dorothy, wife of William Broughe of Stony Stratford, co. Buckingham, gentleman, towards Andrew Caldecott of Cow Cross, gentleman, and his wife.
Sess. Roll 559/68.
Sess. Reg. 2/431.

Robert Wiggs of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, merchant-tailor, and Edward Rasan of the same, gentleman, for Paul Stacie [Stacy], yeoman, "Pricker to the Prince", to keep the peace towards Thomas Philpott, "Underkeeper of Hyde Parke"; and of Sir William Udall of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, knight, and Benjamin Vernon of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gentleman, for the said Thomas towards the said Paul.
Sess. Roll 559/70,71.
Sess. Reg. 2/431.

William Benning and Francis Benning of Tottenham, for James Young and Henry Lowe alias Catland of the same, labourers, towards Mary, wife of George Stone of Hornsey, labourer.
Sess. Roll 559/89, 90.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.

Thomas Whyters of Westminster, "missicioner", and Edward Croocke of the same, for George Stacie of the same, "missicioner", towards John Maye of the same, "missicioner".
Sess. Roll 559/91.
Sess. Reg. 2/428.

Bartholomew Webster of Hammersmith, carpenter, for Elizabeth his wife towards Ann, wife of — Fisher.
All the fees unpaid.
Sess. Roll 559/95.
Sess. Reg. 2/434.

Indictment of:—

John Harris of Marylebone [St. Martin's-in-the-Fields] for assaulting and beating Francis Fynch at the same, so that he despaired of his life.
Prosecutors:—Constance Finch, Ann Atterbury, John Fynch.
Surety:—William Fortescue of St. Martin's aforesaid, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 559/42, 133.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.
P.R.B. 1/106d.

John Larradd [Larrett] of St. Giles'-without-Cripplegate, labourer [of Old Street, carter], [and Matthew Foster, deleted] for assaulting Isabel Bond, widow, at the same, and for that he inhumanly and cruelly "did pull and drawe" her by the hairs of her head, "wrapped about his right arme".
Prosecutor:—Helen Lowe.
Sureties:—Peter Daughton and Matthew Foster, carter, both of Old Street, John Gray of Whitecross Street, innholder, and James Hall of the same, blacksmith.
Sess. Roll 559/111, 134.
Sess. Reg. 2/433, 437.
P.R.B. 1/106.

William Paine [Payne] of Rosemary Lane, carpenter, Katherine his wife and Mary Tompson [Thompson] of the same, spinster, for assaulting and beating Mary, wife of Giles Chambers at the same, so that she despaired of her life.
Prosecutors:—John Hughes [deleted], Richard Coxe, Henry Betts.
Sureties:—John Cox of Rosemary Lane, porter, and Humphrey Clark of the same, cordwainer.
Sess. Roll 559/13, 135.
Sess. Reg. 2/429.
P.R.B. 1/106.

William Reeve of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for assaulting and beating Agnes Bickerstaffe at the same, so that she despaired of her life.
Prosecutor:—Agnes Davies.
Sureties:—James Perkinson and Thomas Wife of the same.
Sess. Roll 559/136.
Sess. Roll 560/22.
Sess. Reg. 2/441.

John Goodyer of the Middle Temple, gentleman, Essex Harcourt [Harcott] of Witney, co. Oxon, gentleman, and Thomas Laighton of the Inner Temple, gentleman [all of Drury Lane], for a riotous assembly and great disorder at Drury Lane in St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, about the hour of five a.m., and for riotously breaking into and entering the house of John Grindell [Grindam, Gryndam] at the same, putting the said Grindell and all his household in fear of their lives, and for riotously assaulting and beating the said Grindell, drawing their swords against him and threatening to pull down his house.
Prosecutors:—Thomas Peirse, Francis Reade, Elizabeth Bissey, William Tarr.
Sureties:—Edward Kichin of Gray's Inn, gentleman, William Essex of Beckett, co. Berks, esquire, John Stonyer of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, victualler, and William Davyes of the same, tailor.
Silvanus Davis [Davys] of High Holborn, gentleman, bound over in bail to Thomas Price of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, and Edward Watkins of Welford, co. Gloucester, gentleman, for hurting and wounding the said Essex Harcourt. The parties are agreed.
Sess. Roll 559/33–5, 40, 137.
Sess. Reg. 2/430, 434.
P.R.B. 1/106.

John Davis [Davyes] of Chancery Lane in the parish of St. Dunstan's in Fleet Street, gentleman, for assaulting and beating William Ellell [Ellill] at the same, and for assaulting and beating Ann, wife of Thomas Kybbett, at the same.
The said John to appear at the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery to be held before the term of St. Michael, and meanwhile to prosecute his traverse upon two indictments for assault exhibited against him at this Sessions.
At the General Sessions of the Peace held at Westminster on Thursday the 2nd day of October, 15 James I [A.D. 1617], comes the aforesaid John Davis, And protesting that he is not guilty seeks to be admitted to a fine, And he is admitted etc. And a fine [on each charge] taxed at 12d., paid to the Sheriff in court.
Sess. Roll 559/138, 139.
G.D.R. 2/124d, 126d.

1 May, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
William Purvey [Parvey] alias Dixon of Drury Lane in St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, labourer, for breaking into the house of Thomas Harrison of Drury Lane, vintner, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, putting the said Thomas and all his household in fear of their lives, and stealing twenty-eight pewter pots worth £3, belonging to the said Thomas; and of Walter Hawkins of Field Lane in St. Andrew's, Holborn, pewterer, for receiving and helping him after the said felony.
The said William at large; process; the said Walter bailed to appear at the next and to answer; discharged by judgment of the Court for the cause below-written, viz, And afterwards to wit at the Gaol Delivery for Middlesex held on 1 July, 16 James I [A.D. 1618], the said Walter comes in his proper person, And having heard the indictment aforesaid says that before the time aforesaid to wit at the Gaol Delivery for Surrey held on 17 July, 15 James I [A.D. 1617], the aforesaid William Purvey was convicted and adjudged to death for another felony by him perpetrated, as appears by record thereof brought here in court and of record remaining. The said Walter handed over further on 16 July and 3 September, and the said Thomas also, to give evidence against him.
Prosecutor:—James Wylkinson.
Sureties for the said Walter:—Nicholas Woolley of Henley-onThames, co. Surrey [sic], gentleman, William Marsam of Turnmill Street, silkweaver, William Carter of Field Lane, fletcher, and Richard Hawkyns of Garlick Hill, clothworker.
Sess. Roll 559/140.
P.R.B. 1/106.
G.D.R. 2/124, 124d, 126d, 129.

25 March, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Ferdinand Emerson of St. Andrew's, Holborn, yeoman, and Joan his wife, William Mathewes, cutler, and Helen his wife and Thomas Cowper his servant, John Dam alias Adam, cutler, and Helen his wife, Magdalen, wife of John Blake, tailor, Susan, wife of Edwin Saule, gentleman, Joan Woodfall, widow, Mary, wife of William Cobb, gentleman, Ann Dowse, widow, William Beswicke, shoemaker, and Mary his wife, Ambrose Beswicke and George Beswicke, yeomen, Susan Jubb, widow, Elizabeth Jubb, spinster, Susan, wife of Thomas Straunge, tailor, Mary Lillwell, spinster, Mary St. Cleere, widow, Ann Smith, spinster, John Coe, stationer, and Margaret his wife, Thomas Knight, scrivener, and Joan his wife, Thomas Howard, cobbler, and Mary his wife, William Cooke, gentleman, and Margaret his wife, Christabel, wife of Thomas Bateman, embroiderer, Margaret Feild, widow, and Joan, wife of Richard Gresham, carpenter, all of the same, John Webb of St. James', Clerkenwell, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife, and Elizabeth Boult and Katherine Messe, spinsters, his servants, Lady Hoult, wife of Sir Thomas Hoult, Knight and Baronet, Lady Margaret Askew, spinster, Margaret Talbott and Ann Spittle, spinsters, Sir Francis Lovell, knight, and William Peeters his servant, William Darby, tailor, and Susan his wife, Elizabeth, wife of Joachim Ball, schoolmaster, Elizabeth, wife of John Lyon, yeoman, Joan Derry, Mary Gower and Elizabeth Reynoldes, spinsters, John Finch, esquire, and Mary his wife, Humphrey Paule, yeoman, Jane, wife of Christopher Hutchenson alias Beeston, gentleman, John Robinson, tailor, and Agnes his wife and William Robinson his son, Richard Penvoes, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, Audrey, wife of Robert Beeston, yeoman, Hacketh Weaver, spinster, Edward Rooffoot [Ruffoote], gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife, Tobias Hinderson [Hynderson], yeoman, and Mary his wife, Mary Lunne and Elizabeth Tayler, spinsters, Peter Smith, printer, and Joan his wife, and John Higgens, labourer, all of the same, all for not coming to church from the above date for the space of one month then next following.
Proclamation made.
The said Sir Francis Lovell held to prosecute the traverse; the said John Webbe and Margaret Talbott pledged for fines in December, 1618.
Sess. Roll 559/141.
P.R.B. 1/106d–109.

1 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Edward Marvine of Turnmill Street, esquire, Thomas Sleepe of St. John Street, yeoman, and Christiana his wife, Lady Dorcas James, wife of Sir Henry James of Turnmill Street, knight, Henry James, gentleman, and Joan, wife of [blank] Gryndye, both of the same, Mary, wife of Joseph Quintayne of Clerkenwell, gentleman, Alice Nashe of St. John Street, widow, Robert Gutterys of Charterhouse Lane, gentleman, and Margaret his wife, Gilbert Conysbye of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, Thomas Abyngton [Abington], esquire, and Mary his wife, Ann, wife of Robert Vaughan, yeoman, Ann, Lady Brett, Margaret, wife of Robert Ewer, gentleman, Hubert Hakon, esquire, and Katherine his wife, William Vavasor, esquire, and Ann his wife, Thomas Pearne, yeoman, Margaret, wife of John Waldron, yeoman, Elizabeth, wife of Oliver Drawater, gentleman, Alice Kynsman, [blank] Russell, widow, and Judith Hippon, all of the same, Daniel Knowling of Brentford, Elizabeth Knowling of the same, spinster, Alice Cole of Heston, widow, Ann Cole, spinster, Jane, wife of Thomas Cole, and [blank], wife of Francis Nevill, all of the same, William Everingham of Hendon and Elizabeth his wife, Olive, Lady Henneage of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Margery Larder, John Garnett and [blank] his wife, Jane Hunt, John Skyllicorne, gentleman, and [blank] his wife, Thomas Millayne and [blank] his wife, [blank], wife of Henry Knowles, Thomas Kyfflyn and [blank] his wife, and [blank] Lodge, doctor, all of the same, Thomas Anterbery of Finsbury, [blank] Home of the same, widow, John Webbe of Clerkenwell, gentleman, John Robinson, tailor, Henry Fincham, gentleman, and Richard Penvoes, yeoman, all of the same, Ann, wife of Henry Pennington [Pennyngton] of Old Street, Richard Abington of Hackney and [blank] his wife, Sir George Sandes of Enfield, knight, and Susan his wife, George Sandes of the same, gentleman, and Thomas Jellett of Edmonton, gentleman, and [blank] his wife, [and William Etheringham of Hendon and [blank] his wife, deleted], all for not coming to church from the above date for the space of one month then next following.
Proclamation made.
The said Margaret Waldron and Elizabeth Drawater pledged for fines in October and September, 1618, the said Jane Cole pledged in April, 1619, and the said John Webbe in December, 1618.
Sess. Roll 559/142.
P.R.B. 1/109–11.

15 July, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Robert Hamilton of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and Richard Girst [Guest] of the same, by conspiring together with malicious intent to injure Cornelius Vandernaught, for counterfeiting a certain warrant bearing date as below-written, subscribed and signed with the sign manual of the Right Honourable William, Lord Wallingford, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and one of the Lord Privy Councillors of his Serene Highness the now King, the tenor of which warrant is as follows "To all Mayors Bayliffes Constables Headboroughes and other his Maties Officers to whom it doth or may appertaine Theis are to will and require yow and in his Maties name straightly to charge and Commaund you that forthwth upon sight hereof you make dilligent search and inquiry in all suspected places whatsoever for one Cornelius Vandernaught of whome this bearer will give you further notice And him safely to bringe before me To answere to all such matters as on his Maties behalfe shalbe objected against him Hereof fayle not as you will answere the contrary at yor perills Given under my hand this third day of Aprill 1617. William Knollys". And further the jurors say upon their oath that the aforesaid Robert, afterwards on the date above-written, under colour and pretext of the aforesaid false and counterfeit warrant, took and arrested the said Cornelius at St. Martin's aforesaid and willed to detain him injuriously in prison.
The said Robert guilty, has judgment to stand upon the pillory with a paper showing his offence inscribed "for counterfeyteing a privy Councellors hand"; the said Richard at large; process.
Sess. Roll 559/143, 176.
P.R.B. 1/106.
G.D.R. 2/124d.

20 January, 15 James I [A.D. 1616–17].
Ralph Rooke of Mile End for assaulting Leonard Askewe in the highway at the same, putting him in peril of his life, and robbing him of a girdle worth 3s., a hat worth 3s., a hat-band worth 3s., a purse worth 7d. and 48s. in money in it.
Not guilty.
Sess. Roll 559/144.
G.D.R. 2/124d.

William Dale of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields for stealing a cloak worth 10s., belonging to Lawrence Phillipps [Phelipp] of the same, at the same.
Not guilty, respited to the House of Correction.
Prosecutor:—William Duncan, servant to the said Lawrence.
Sess. Roll 559/96, 146, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124d.

George Fitzwilliams of Stepney for stealing a cloak worth 5s., belonging to a man unknown, at the same.
Not guilty.
Prosecutor:—Bartholomew Powell of the "Spitle feilds" in Stepney, victualler.
Sess. Roll 559/83, 147, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124d.

William Goddard alias Godward of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, gentleman, for assaulting John Beelyng [Belyn] of St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, smith, at the same, and striking him upon both hands with a sword worth 3s., which the said William then and there held in his right hand, wounding the said John so that he despaired of his life.
Guilty, respited for sureties for good behaviour, and submits to a fine of £20, and for payment to the plaintiff of 12d. daily or other satisfaction; to appear at the Justice Hall and not depart thence without licence of the Court.
Prosecutors:—Lewis Lewes.
Sureties:—Thomas Fletcher and William Lewes of Lincoln's Inn, gentlemen, and John Cornell of Chancery Lane, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 559/114, 116, 148.
Sess. Reg. 2/434.
G.D.R. 2/124d.

John Holloway, Robert Morris and William Willington of Gray's Inn, gentlemen, together with other malefactors unknown to the number of twelve persons, for making a riotous and unlawful assembly at St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, and for assaulting and beating Nicholas White, at the same, so that he despaired of his life.
The said John and Robert guilty, respited for good behaviour and submit to a fine of 100s. each; the said William at large.
Surety for the said John, to be of good behaviour for one whole year:—William Johnson of London, esquire.
Prosecutors:—Agnes White, Henry Theodoricke and Elizabeth his wife, Richard Mabbes.
Sess. Roll 559/149, 176.
Sess Roll 560/128.
P.R.B. 1/106.
G.D.R. 2/124d, 129d.

Edward Walker and John Taylor [Tailor] of High Holborn for breaking into the house of Thomas Coulton of the same, gentleman, at the same, about one o'clock at night, putting him and all his household in fear of their lives, and stealing one carpet worth 2s. 6d., belonging to the said Thomas.
Both guilty, no goods, to be hanged.
Prosecutors:—Edward Pister [deleted], Edward Johnson, William Simpson and John Crippes of St. Sepulchre's, porters, and John Bradshawe of St. Giles'-in-the-Fields, porter.
Sess. Roll 559/104, 105, 150, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124.

Helen, wife of Abraham Stone of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, for stealing eleven silver spoons worth £3, two gold seal rings worth £3, two hundred rubies and stones worth £40 and £30 in money, being in a box, belonging to George Smith of the same, clockmaker, at the same; and of the said Abraham for receiving and helping her after the said felony.
The said Helen guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison after judgment because pregnant; the said Abraham at large; process.
Sess. Roll 559/97, 151, 176.
P.R.B. 1/106.
G.D.R. 2/124.

Thomas Hardinge of Kensington for assaulting and beating Richard Wolfe [Woolfe], at the same, so that he despaired of his life.
Bound over by virtue of a warrant from the last Sessions, granted upon the complaint of Robert Sneade, constable of Chelsea, and handed over to the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery; not guilty, came and was discharged.
Sureties:—Gregory Westcott of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, innholder, Joseph Holden of Hammersmith and John Lloyd of Fulham.
Sess. Roll 559/101, 152.
Sess. Reg. 2/433.
G.D.R. 2/124, 126d, 128d.

Presentment:—

2 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Whereas Gilbert Haynes of Westminster, on the above date, in the Court of Common Pleas upon his oath upon the Holy Gospel falsely, wilfully and corruptly said, deposed and testified in these words to wit, That Robert Yeomans and John Hamond have prosecuted divers of the King's writs upon [divers] persons and received divers sums of money of them, where no informations are exhibited in this Court, nor are the same writs signed by the master of any office, whereas in truth the said Yeomans and Hamond [have not prosecuted] divers writs against divers persons nor received divers sums of money from them by way of composition when no information was exhibited; and whereas Thomas Chapman of Westminster, on the above date in the Court of Common Pleas aforesaid, upon his oath likewise falsely testified in the same words; Wherefore the jurors say upon their oath that the aforesaid Haynes and Chapman, on the above date in the said Court, by their several depositions as abovesaid wilfully and corruptly made, have committed wilful perjury to the great damage of the said Yeomans and Hamond, the great displeasure of God and the subversion of justice.
The said Haynes and Chapman not guilty of perjury; the said Hamond and Yeomans indicted in London.
Prosecutors:—R——, Thomas —, Abraham White.
Sess. Roll 559/153, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123, 124d.

Indictments of:—

Sarah Charlesworth of the Strand, spinster, for assaulting Mary Ashwell, daughter of Robert Ashwell, in the highway at the same, putting her in peril of her life, and stealing one head-ribbon of silver and gold worth 12d., belonging to the said Robert, from the person of the said Mary.
Not guilty of robbery, guilty of felony to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped; respited to the House of Correction.
Prosecutors:—Alice Bysley, Richard Wheateley.
Sess. Roll 559/154, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124.

Barnaby Holt of Hounslow for stealing a horseman's coat worth 5s. and a petticoat worth 3d., belonging to John Portlacke, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Sess. Roll 559/155, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124.

Helen Watson of Islington, spinster, for breaking into the house of John Wilde [Wylde] at the same, blacksmith, at the same, about twelve o'clock at night, putting the said John and all his household in fear of their lives, and stealing eight pewter dishes worth 30s., three candlesticks worth 6s., two pewter cups worth 2s., one pewter salt worth 8d., one coif worth 6d., one pair of gloves worth 6d. and one brass pestle worth 4d., belonging to the said John.
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison after judgment because pregnant.
Prosecutors:—Jane, wife of the said John Wilde, John Preist.
Sess. Roll 559/119, 156, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124.

21 February, 14 James I [A.D. 1616–17].
John Harker and John Ramme [Rame] of Norcott in the parish of Hayes for stealing and driving away three hogs each worth 10s., belonging to Henry Courtney of the same, yeoman, at the same; and of Richard Harker of Ruislip, butcher, for receiving and helping them at the same, after the said felony, and killing the said hogs.
The said John Harker not guilty; the said John Ramme and Richard Harker guilty, no goods, seek the book, read, to be branded.
Prosecutor:—Giles Merydey of Norcott aforesaid.
Sureties for the said Richard:—Henry Lyon and William Reading the elder of Ruislip aforesaid.
Sess. Roll 559/121, 122, 157, 176.
G.D.R. 2/124, 124d, 125d.

19 March, 14 James I [A.D. 1616–17].
John Hartland of St. John Street, labourer, for assaulting John Russell at "Woldham" [Wouldham], co. Kent, striking and thrusting at him on the outside of the ham of the right thigh with a sword worth 2s., which the said Hartland had then and there in his right hand, giving him a mortal wound three inches deep and one inch wide, of which wound the said Russell languished from the above date until 21 June then next following, when he died at St. John Street aforesaid; and the jurors say that the said Hartland feloniously killed the said Russell in manner and form aforesaid.
Not guilty [of manslaughter], but the said John Russell died by the visitation of God.
Prosecutors:—Thomas Kente, Richard Barker.
Sess. Roll 559/158.
G.D.R. 2/124.

20 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Richard Ingram of Islington, not having God before his eyes but moved and seduced by a diabolical instigation, for assaulting [wilfully and of his malice aforethought, deleted] Samuel Armetage at the same, and striking him on the right side of the body near the lung with a knife worth 6d., which the said Richard had then and there in his right hand, giving him a mortal wound four inches deep and one inch wide, of which wound the said Samuel then and there instantly died; and the jurors say that the said Ingram feloniously [wilfully and of his malice aforethought, deleted] killed [and murdered, deleted] the said Armetage in manner and form aforesaid.
To be tried by Inquest [see 559/160]. Guilty of manslaughter, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:—Edward Lakines, Richard Beaumont.
Sess. Roll 559/159, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Coroner's Inquest:—

21 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Inquisition indented taken at Islington before Henry Harriott, gentleman, coroner, on view of the body of Samuel Armitage lying dead and slain there, by the oath of George Burneham, Martin Fossett, Robert Blackston, Richard Hall, Nicholas Steele, Peter White, Benjamin Peirson, James Stamford, Robert Jopson, William Bishop, Thomas Dunn, Thomas Willmott, Nicholas Turnor and Henry Berridge, lawful men of the vill of Islington and other four vills to the same adjoining, Who being sworn to enquire how, when and in what manner the said Samuel came to his death, say upon their oath that whereas the said Samuel and Richard Ingram of Islington, on 20 June, 1617, were drinking together with divers others in the house of John Massey, innholder, at the same, it so happened that divers opprobrious and contumelious words were spoken between them, by reason of which the same Samuel and Richard then and there fought together and made an affray, in which affray the said Samuel first struck the said Richard, upon which the said Richard struck the said Samuel upon the right side with a knife worth 1d., which he then and there held drawn in his right hand, giving him then and there upon the right side a mortal wound two inches deep and half an inch wide, of which mortal wound the said Samuel then and there instantly died; And so the jurors say upon their oath that the said Richard feloniously slew and killed the said Samuel on the above date in manner and form aforesaid, and so the said Samuel came to his death and not otherwise; And of what goods and chattels, lands or tenements the said Richard had at the time of the felony and homicide aforesaid or at any other time afterwards up to the day of the taking of this inquisition, the jurors are wholly ignorant. In witness whereof etc.
The said Richard guilty [of manslaughter], no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Sess. Roll 559/160.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Indictments of:—

Thomas Childe of Hoxton for stealing one calf worth 3s., belonging to John Close, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 11d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutor:—John Wills.
Sess. Roll 559/161, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Richard Asper [Aspoll] of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, labourer, [and Francis Lawrence of the same, labourer, deleted] for stealing a silver dish worth £5, belonging to Sir Arthur Manwaring [Manewring], knight, at the same.
The said Richard guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be hanged; the said Francis delivered by proclamation.
Prosecutors:—John Palmer, Hugh Waffe, William Wythall; Thomas Lillie of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, gentleman, to prosecute the said Francis Lawrence.
Sess. Roll 559/98, 162, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123, 123d.

Peter Charman of Norton Folgate, labourer, for stealing one silver tankard worth £4 10s., one silver saltcellar worth £3, one silver salt worth 50s. 4d., one silver beaker worth 46s. 8d., twelve silver spoons worth £5, three silver tuns worth £4, one little silver saltcellar worth 20s., one other saltcellar worth 20s., one silver bowl worth 40s. and ten silver spoons worth £3, belonging to John Hall of Basingstoke, co. Southampton, clothier, at Norton Folgate.
Guilty, no goods, seeks, the book, does not have it because there appears by evidence to have been a burglary at Basingstoke aforesaid, therefore to be hanged.
Sess. Roll 559/103, 163, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

1 May, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
John Hall of the Charterhouse, labourer, for stealing two bridle bits worth 6d. and two hammers worth 5d. from a man unknown, at the same.
Guilty to the value of 10d., no goods, to be whipped.
Prosecutors:—John Batcheler, servant to the French Ambassador, Robert Milner [Myllner] of Clerkenwell, blacksmith, Robert Richards of the same, cordwainer, and Anne his wife, who are bound over in bail to Richard Fletcher of Clerkenwell, embroiderer, Thomas Brawler of the same, glover, and Thomas Cooke of High Holborn, to give evidence against the said John Hall, accused to have stolen iron and other things forth of a forge in the French Ambassador's garden.
Sess. Roll 559/106–8, 164, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Thomas Porter of Finchley, labourer, for stealing two pairs of sheets worth 10s., five table-cloths each worth 4s. and one towel worth 3s., belonging to John Cason of St. Peter's, Cornhill, gentleman, at Finchley aforesaid.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:—Henry Smelt, William Etherington [Hedrington] of Finchley, bricklayer.
Sess. Roll 559/99, 165, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

John Yerold of St. James', Clerkenwell, labourer, for stealing one silver porringer worth 30s., belonging to Katherine, Lady Goldsmith, widow, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutor:—John Biron.
Sess. Roll 559/166, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

William Haylestowe [Hailstowe] alias Miller of Hackney for stealing eleven ells of flaxen cloth worth 11s., eight napkins worth 6s., one woman's gown worth 20s., three sheets worth 6s., three table-cloths worth 5s., two aprons worth 2s., three shirts worth 6s., one pair of stockings worth 2s., one felt hat worth 2s., two smocks worth 5s. and £4 in money, belonging to Thomas Dennis [Dennys] the elder of "Chenckford" [Chingford], co. Essex, miller, at Hackney aforesaid.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutor:—Thomas Dennis the younger.
Sess. Roll 559/120, 167.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

Joan Weste of Turnmill Street, spinster, for stealing "one paire of China silke damaske vallans lyned with yellowe China taffeta" worth £4 10s., belonging to Thomas Watson, esquire, at the same [for stealing the goods of Robert Neve].
Guilty, no goods, to be hanged, respited to prison after judgment because found pregnant by verdict in London.
Prosecutors:—Dorothy Makynder, Robert Neeve, Philip Tilney, John Phillips, Helen Phillips.
Sess. Roll 559/168, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

John Williams of St. Mary-le-Savoy for stealing one cloak worth 40s., belonging to George Gregory, at the same.
Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, reads, to be branded.
Prosecutors:—John Bird of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, John Latch of St. Mary-le-Savoy, gentleman.
Sess. Roll 559/45, 100, 169, 176.
G.D.R. 2/123d.

25 June, 15 James I [A.D. 1617].
Writ, issued by Sir Thomas Lake, knight, to summon the jury and the chief constables and sub-constables to the Sessions of the Peace to be held on Monday after the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, being the 14th of July next coming.
Endorsed that the writ was executed by Alan Cotton and Cuthbert Hackett, sheriffs [Nos. 559/171–5. For jurors names see Appendix II].
Sess. Roll 559/170.

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

Names of bailiffs of the Liberties:—
Robert Bright, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at the Strand.
Walter James, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster.
Philip Kinge, gentleman, of the Liberty of John, Lord Bishop of London.
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.
John Valentyne, gentleman, of the Liberty of the Master, Brothers and Sisters of the Hospital [Church] of St. Katherine-the-Virgin-nextthe Tower of London.
Charles Chute, esquire, of the Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at Enfield, South Mimms and Hadley.
William Haycock, of the Liberty of Dudley, Lord North.
William Fletcher, of the Liberty of Sir William Herbert, knight.

Names of bailiffs of the hundreds:—
Isaac Bringhurst, James Raves, Thomas Walsall, Charles Hill, Lohn Lamyng, William Faulkener, Henry Bathe, John Leared, Robert Penrey, Thomas Gittins and Richard Deane, of the hundred of Osulstone.
John Robinson, of the hundred of Edmonton.
Roger Unsworth, of the hundred of Gore.
Thomas Say, of the hundred of Elthorne.
Ambrose Board, of the hundred of Spelthorne and Isleworth.

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Osulstone:—
Paul Smyth of Whitechapel, gentleman.
William Lambe of Islington, gentleman.
George Etheridge of the Strand, gentleman.
Richard Styles of Westminster, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Thomas Willowes.Holborn.
Richard Cock.
Philip Goulding.Field Lane.
Roger Dowse.Chancery Lane.
Richard Torshell.Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster at the Strand.
John West.
John Saunders.
Thomas Bromidge.
John Mathewes.Marylebone.
Walter Whittock.Paddington.
Robert Twiford.Willesden.
Humphrey Vincent.
Thomas Barringer.Ealing.
William Cooke.Old Brentford.
John Thomas.Chiswick.
William Adshafte.
John Arnold.Fulham.
William Acclee.Hammersmith.
Henry North.Kenington.
Edward Ilford.
Robert Sneade.Chelsea.
Leonard Hickman.Knightsbridge.
Thomas Carpenter.Liberty of Westminster.
Ewin Martin.
John Wall.
Stephen Baylie.
William Rogers.
William Clarke.
John Stacy.
Henry Caperne.
Thomas Gabriell.
Richard Hilton.
Giles Horne.
John Bird.
Richard Bridges.
John Dyer.
Edward Capp.
Thomas Parker.
Thomas Lee.
Robert Harris.
Thomas Farmer.
Robert Burges.
Thomas Dodd.
William Greenwood.
Henry Rawe.
James Garrison.
William Crofte.
Thomas Turpyn.St. Giles'-in-the-Fields.
Robert Johnson.
Robert Hodskins.
Robert Neale.Kentish Town.
John Thorneton.
Nicholas Barratt.Hampstead.
John Kempe.
George Page.Finchley.
Thomas Rippon.
William Sheppard.Friern Barnet.
John Gardener.Hornsey.
William Sparke.
Richard Staples.Holloway.
Ralph Briggs.
George Smyth.Islington.
John Rydinge.
Thomas Ratcliff.
Robert Hilliard.Clerkenwell.
Robert Browne.
Michael Coulton.
James Dodd.
Samuel Garforth.
Thomas Palmer.Old Street.
Augustine Garland.Golding Lane.
James Tompson.Whitercross Street.
Nicholas Cooke.Grub Street and Chiswell Street.
John Neale.Norton Folgate.
John Nortridge.Hoxton.
John Clarke.Shoreditch.
Thomas Gilbert.Hackney.
Robert Maxfeild.
Richard Harrison.
John Kitchin.Whitechapel.
Nicholas Startupp.Wapping.
Thomas Lane.Ratcliffe.
William Symonds.Limehouse.
Thomas BaylifT.Mile End.
Christopher Dynes.Poplar.
Valentine Poole.Old Ford.
Thomas Goudge.Stratford Bow.
Edward Daniell.Bromley.
Thomas Jarsey.
Thomas Harrington.East Smithfield.
James Bassett.

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Edmonton:—
Robert Estrey of Edmonton, gendeman.
Henry Hunsdon of Enfield, gentleman.
Roger Hoddesdon of South Mimms, gendeman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Thomas Boone.Edmonton.
William Love.
Thomas Sparkes.
Thomas White.
John Fausey.Enfield.
Roger Newman.
William Briggs.
Michael Knott.
Jonas Tayler.
Thomas Brussett.South Mimms.
Alban Clarke.
John Usher.Hadley.
Edward Blunden.
James Clay.Tottenham.
Richard Newman.
Richard Moreton.

Names of chief constables of the hundred of Gore:—
Nathaniel Martin of Hendon, gentleman.
Henry Smyth of Harrow, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Richard Reade.Wembley.
John Page.Sudbury.
Ralph Button.Harrow-on-the-Hill.
Thomas Greenhill.Roxey.
William Parson.Weald.
Richard Streete.Pinner.
Richard Palmer.Great Stanmore.
William Lyon.Little Stanmore.
Michael Barbor.Edgware.
George Tompson.Hendon.
William Francklin the younger.
Christopher Downer.Kingsbury.

Names of chief constables of the hundred ofElthorne:—
Thomas Loote of Greenford, gentleman.
John Weedon of Harefield, gentleman.

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

William Ashton.Norwood.
William Hill.Hayes.
Nathaniel Gwynn.Uxbridge.
Richard Bowdishe.
Richard Merrick.Harlington.
John Winchester.Ruislip.
John Cogges.
William Nashe.Harefield.
Thomas Cruchley.Cowley.
John Shepperd.Northall.
William Woollmer.
Richard Osmond.Ickenham.
John Lidgold.West Drayton.
Ambrose Stevens,Harmondsworth.
Barnaby Court.Cranford.
Thomas Gisbie.Brentford.
Francis Norton.
Stephen Brookes.Longford.
Richard Osmond.Greenford.
Richard Partridge alias Howell.Hillingdon.
Robert Warren.

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

Names of sub-constables of the same hundred:—

Cuthbert Slade.Staines.
Thomas Pigg.Ashford.
Thomas Lorchin.Stanwell.
Henry Batcheler.Bedfont.
Robert Olliver.Littleton.
Richard Collins.Shepperton.
Thomas Hart.Sunbury.
Walter Child.
Thomas Newman.Hampton.
Nicholas Hart.
Lewis Watkins.Teddington.
William Cannon.Twickenham.
John Gisbie.Isleworth.
Thomas Hart.
Thomas Lyons.Heston.
John Ashbie.
William Caprill.Feltham.
Richard Constable.Hounslow.
John Grafte.
Edward Reeve.Whitton.

Sess. Roll 55 9/171–5.

Gaol Delivery Calendar:—

Lewis Marcott detained in the gaol of Newgate for suspicion of felony, to wit the goods of the Lord Treasurer; delivered by proclamation.
Andrew Browne detained for a collection for churches by false letters; delivered by proclamation.
John Mason detained for default of bail for good behaviour; delivered by proclamation.
John Collins detained for the like; delivered by proclamation.
Elizabeth Hughes detained for divers misdemeanours; respites to the House of Correction.
Margaret Madox detained for default of bail for the peace; delivered by proclamation.
Susan Gilbert detained for the like; delivered by proclamation.
Elizabeth Barter detained by warrant of Henry Harriott, coroner, for the murder of her child; respited for sureties.
George Collyns committed by the Court; delivered by proclamation.
Elizabeth Edwardes discharged from surety by writ of supplicavit; delivered by proclamation.
Maurice Evans committed by Anthony Benn, esquire, Recorder; delivered by proclamation.

Respited for better enquiry:—

— Hodson, delivered.
— Grime, respited to the House of Correction.
Abraham Holland, respited without bail at the last Sessions, respited to the House of Correction.

Respited before and after judgment:—

John Slyfeilde.
Sarah Harrys.
Thomas Bull.
Thomas Jeninges.
Mary Berry.
John Gittines.
Elizabeth Harvie.
[Katherine] Covett.
Christopher Plunckett.
Sess. Roll 559/176.
G.D.R. 2/120, 123.

SESSIONS REGISTER. VOLUME II.

p.428. Came and discharged:—

Mary, wife of John Beckett of Turnmill Street, shoemaker, presented by the July of Annoyances for keeping a suspected house of bawdery.

Margaret, wife of Henry Leech of the same, tailor, to keep the peace towards the said Mary.

Samuel Adcocke of Holloway, wheelwright, for departing out of the service of Stephen Turner his master, being a hired servant. It is ordered by the Court that he shall serve his master until "Bartholomew tyde next" for 3s. 4d. a week.

Thomas Bybie of Hampton, drayman, for victualling without licence.

Discharged by the Court:—

Thomas West, taken drunk in the Watch in Turnmill Street last night, and now brought drunk into the court, whereupon he was committed to remain in prison till he procure Sir Arthur Ingram's certificate, whose servant he says he is.

p.429. Committed because indicted:—

John Morroughe [Murrough, Murrowe, Murfew] of St. Giles-in-the-Fields handed over in bail to Robert Penrey of St. Martin's Ludgate, and John Garrett, servant to Lord Walter Cope of Drury Lane, to appear at the next Sessions of Gaol Delivery to answer to his indictment for assaulting Margaret, wife of John Mayo of St. Giles aforesaid, gentleman, Ann Thine [Thynne] and Thomas Hapgood [Hopwood]. At the next Sessions the said John Morroughe found guilty, fined 53s. 4d. and respited for good behaviour; handed over in bail to John Allen and John Garrett of London, yeomen. At the last Sessions the said John Murfew, was indicted for assaulting and wounding the said John Murfew, came and brought a writ of certiorari and was certified into the King's Bench; at this Sessions the said Mayo was bound over by recognizance, brought the said writ returnable on the Octave of Michaelmas next coming, therefore came and was discharged of his recognizance (and pp. 423, 431, S.R. 559/74, 560/26, P.R.B. 1/105, 105d, and G.D.R. 2/125, 129d).

p.430. Committed:—

Richard Bowdishe, constable of Uxbridge, committed and afterwards discharged because paid the money levied for the House of Correction.

p.431.To the next Sessions:—

John Clarke of Pinner handed in bail to Hugh Burd [Byrd] of the same and Percival Gybbes of Furnivals Inn, gentleman, to appear at the next Sessions; and the said Hugh handed in bail to the said John likewise. At the next both came and were discharged (and pp. 434, 437).

John Burstan of London, merchant-tailor, to prosecute the traverse of his indictment with effect at the next Sessions. At the next respited further (and p, 437).

p.432. Respited to the next General Sessions:—

Christopher Rowe [Raw] alias Shawe of Westminster for the peace. Came and was discharged (and p.447).

Came and discharged:—

James Symmes of Bedfont to answer.

p.434. Respited by writ of privilege:—

Simon Flexmore of Potters Bar, gentleman, "was chosen High Constable and because he is an Attorny at the Common law and upon promise to bring in John Foster to be High Constable". John Foster of Hadley, gentleman, sworn chief constable of the hundred of Edmonton (and p. 435).

p.435. Committed:—

George Thompson of Hendon committed and afterwards discharged.

Robert Stanborough and John Edlyn, being to prosecute against one Clarke and arrested in coming to this Sessions, were discharged of that arrest.

A maimed soldier.

Whereas it pleased the right honourable the Earl of Worcester to commend the case of Conway Kelly, a poor maimed soldier in her late Majesty's Wars, to the charitable considerable of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of this country; It was therefore ordered upon due consideration at this Sessions "that the next penconers roome wch shall happen to fall voyd wthin this country shalbe conferred upon the said Conway Kelley", and that in the meantime there shall be forthwith paid by way of free gift the sum of 40s. by the hands of Robert Mostyan, gentleman, one of the Treasurers for the maimed soldiers, out of such of the country's treasure as remains in his hands.

A poor child removed to the place of his birth.

It was ordered at the instant petition of the inhabitants of Edware, that whereas one Widow Foster of Edgware aforesaid took to nurse one George Goodwyn, son of the Thomas Goodwyn late of Alderham, co. Hertford, since which time the parents of the said child are dead; That the said George shall; be returned to Aldenham, where he was born, as fit and reasonable, and that a warrant shall be directed to the constables and headborought of Edgware aforesaid to convey the said child unto the said parish of Aldenham, there to be left with the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of that parish who ought in law and equity to receive and provide for the keeping and maintenance of the said child.

Licensed tipplers with their sureties:—

Edward Sanden of Islington: John Waston and Richard Beaumont of the same.

p.436. Ann Thorpe of Chiswell Street, widow: George Newton of Shoe Lane, weaver, and Robert Hawley of Distaff Lane, clothworker.

Richard Rawlins of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields: Hugh Bosworthe and Alexander Bradley of the same.

Thomas Holden of St. Kartherine's: John Foote and Thomas Overs of the same.

George Raye and Ralph Burton of Highgate, and Walter Lake of St. Clement Danes, are admitted and allowed to be drovers.

PROCESS REGISTER BOOK OF INDICTMENTS. VOLUME I.

f.111. John Page of Bedfont, gentleman, for enclosing the common called "Hatton moore barne". Pledged for a fine on 14 May, 1619; see the certificate made by Sir Michael Stanhope, knight, field on 10 June, 1619.

Thomas Wayland of the same, for the like. Pledged for a fine on 16 April, 1618, extracted Michaelmas, 1618.

John Wielder of Staines, victualler, for keeping ill rule in the house, tippling during the time of Divine Service on the Sabbath day, and for obstinately continuing in the same. Pledged for a fine on 1 Sep, 1618, fined 6s.

All the inhabitants of the parish of Sunbury for not Maintaining the foot-bridge next "Nunninge grove near Kenton parke". Distrained.

Robert Harlowe of Finsbury, esquire, for refusing to a watch with the constable. Pledged for a fine on 8 May, 1618, extracted Michaelmas, 1618.

John Knight of the same for keeping an unlicensed tippling-house.

John Spender of Clerkenwell, victualler, for keeping ill rule in his house. Pledged for a fine on 5 August, 1617, extracted Michaelmas, 1617.

George Parson of Westminster, seavenger, for refusing to watch. Pledged for a fine on 13 April, 1618, extracted Michaelmas, 1618.

John Henry of the same for the like.

f.111d. Thomas Stapers of the same for a common drunkard and disturber of his neighbours.

Thomas Fishe of Bethnal Green for receiving inmates.

Thomas Tuse of Old Street, maltster, for an annoyance by his house.

Henry Haynes of Kensington, victualler, for tippling without licences and for selling beer during the time of Common Prayer and on the Sabbath days.

GAOL DELIVERY REGISTER. VOLUME II.

f.123. John Fludde delivered by proclamation.

f.123d. Elizabeth Baxter respited to prison without bail.

f.124.Guilty, no goods, seeks the book, does not read, to be banged:—

John Churche for killing Roger Brytte; respited without bail at the last Sessions, indicate for manslaughter (and f.120 and S.R. 559/176) 176).

Guilty:—

Thomas Bull for deceiving Elizabeth Rogers of £3 15s. Respited until he make satisfaction to the plaintiff of her goods and chattels, and for a fine of £20, and respited for sureties for good behaviour for the term of his life.

f.126d. Thomas Parre of Leather Lane, alehouse-keeper, is suppressed by the Court because Roger Brytte was slain upon occasion of a quarrel arising in that house.