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Quarter Sessions Rolls  1/1  [n.d.]

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John William Willis-Bund was a dominating presence in the early years of the Worcestershire County Council, and remained a dominating influence in the early years of the Worcestershire Record Office. Until recent years his portrait still hung in the office and his pen used to have a place of honour in the County Archivist's Office.
Just one small aspect of his many activities was his editing of the Calendar of the records of the court of Quarter Sessions for 1591-1643, which forms the first part of this list; the remainder. however, rather than being continued as a full calendar it has been cast in the form of a list with certain papers itemised in greater detail. Even when Willis-Bund was starting his work in the early years of the century the papers were clearly in a very confused state. One of the prime motives for this current volume was to, as a very basic archival matter, to ensure that every individual document in the Quarter Sessions packet bore an individual number. Previously, it was impossible to know exactly how much material was held and of what sort. Initially a limited operation was considered whereby each document would merely be numbered. However it soon became evident that even the most rudimentary sorting involved examining each document in some detail and that it would therefore be better to attempt something more ambitious, even if not as ambitious as a full calendar. The procedure for this listing has been to give each surviving session packet (originally only dated) a running number continuing from where Willis Bund left off. No attempt has been made to rearrange the contents of packets into coherent year or session groupings. This means that any given numbered packet may contain papers relating to one or more sessions or years. At the end of a volume there is a list indicating where papers for any given year and session are to be found.
A 'typical' packet will contain recognisances, indictments (usually endorsed as to whether the grand jury considered further proceedings should be taken) writs, lists of jurys and officers, nominations for offices, calendars of the prisoners in the jail, sacrament certificates, presentments (both of a general nature and relating to particular cases, made both by the grand jury or by parish constables), committals, indemnities under the poor laws, removal orders, examinations, accounts, informations.
Willis-Bund's method of division has been followed in so far as each packet has been divided initially into indictments, recognisances and miscellaneous. It is, in the main, certain classes from the miscellaneous papers that have been selected for more detailed selection. In assigning papers to a particular session the date of the paper has always been used as the prime guide regardless of any labelling on the packet. Sometimes when a date is missing but the document appears to be part of a group all of the same date then it has been kept with that group and arranged by that date. Otherwise it is listed as undated.
Each summary sheet has been indexed for place names, personal names and main subjects. In this last case, not all subjects, especially common ones, are indexed for example Jury List is not an index heading because most packets have one of them.
A study of these papers throws interesting light on both national events of the time such as the turmoil of the Civil War and the restoration of the monarchy as well as the troubled times of James II reign. They reflect attempts to organise and control local activities, trade, finance, transport and servants, as well as the dominating concern of what to do about the poor. Naturally, religious questions figure largely; there is evidence for the rise of non-conformity, efforts to deal with recusancy as well as residual elements of superstition concerning witchcraft.
The work was initiated by Robin whittaker when he was Senior Assistant Archivist at the Shirehall. Latterly the operation has been given fresh impetus by the hard work of a volunteer, Mr Wilf English.

Bibliography: See also J W Willis Bund, Calendar of the Quarter Sessions Papers, Vol 1, 1591 - 1643, (Worcester, 1900)


2 Charles I: Sheriff Sir Walter Deverux.  [no ref.]  1626

Recognizance before John Culpeper by James Heming of Holborrowe Green in the Parish of Inckborrowe Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Nicholas Netherton the elder of Holberrowe Green Labourer and Richard Netherton the younger and Richard Netherton his son prisoners in the Castle at Worcester concerning certain felonious acts committed.  1/1/48/17  3 January 1626

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Thomas Dison Junior of Holdberrow Green in the Parish of Inckbarrow Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Nicholas Netherton the younger and Richard Netherton sons of Nicholas Netherton the elder for stealing and the said Nicholas the elder for receiving a turkey certain wheat and a stray lamb the goods of Thomas Dison father of the said Thomas Dison the younger  1/1/48/95  3 January 1626

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Richard Amphlett Smith John Gower Gentleman and John Savage Yeoman all of Whittington for the appearance of the said Richard Amphlett at Sessions.  1/1/48/21  8 January 1626

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Philip Greene of Hindlip Tailor John Greene of the same Husbandman and Philip Knight of Cudley Husbandman for the appearance of the said Philip Greene at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Gryffith Holmes of Martyn Husentree Husbandman.  1/1/48/44  8 January 1626

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell by John George William Oliver Yeoman and John Laverne Yeoman all of Great Malvern for the appearance at Sessions of the said John George and for his good behaviour.  1/1/48/94  9 January 1626

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Hurtle of Wolverley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and Goal Delivery to prosecute William Bryde for stealing one white whether sheep.  1/1/48/31  9 January 1626

Presentment by the Grand Jury. We present upon the oath of John Vaughan of Himbleton in the County of Worcester Cook that Philip Twittie of Hymbleton aforesaid ale-seller being suppressed by His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said Countie notwithstanding hath and doth sell ale since contrary to His Majesty's Laws in this case made and provided. A true Bill.  1/1/48/171  10 January 1626

Information before John Colepeper of Thomas Dison son of Thomas Dison of Holberrowe Greene against Nicholas Netherton and Richard Netherton of Holberrowe Greene apprehended on suspicion of stealing a turkey.  1/1/48/172  3 January 1626

Examination before John, Colepeper of Nicholas Netherton and Richard Netherton sons of Nicholas Netherton of Holberrowe Greene in the Parish of Inckberrowe concerning their theft of a turkey the goods of Thomas Dison the elder of Holberrowe Greene.  1/1/48/193  3 January 1626

Examination before Sir John Bucke of William Bryde concerning his theft of a sheep from William Willis at Wolverley.  1/1/48/194  9 January 1626

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He saith the said sheep was rotten and he took the same for want of food to relieve his wife and family.

Presentment of Richard Child of Alfricke sworn Aletaster in the Leet holden for the Lord of the Manor there at Michaelmas last 1526. Suckley.  1/1/49/39  Michaelmas 1626

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The said Richard Child presents that Walter Philipps selleth ale by unlawful measure and keepeth a disorderly house namely suffering disordered persons to drink and swill the whole night together in his house. A true presentment.
Richard Child.
J. Guye.

Certificate ofRoger Palmer and Thomas Norrye.  1/1/49/66  16 September 1626

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These are to certify you that Robert Howcott hath on behaff of the County delivered into the office of His Majesty's Poultry at Court 150 lambs good and serviceable due by our composition out of the County of Worcester for the present year begun the 1st October last past 1625 and to end the last of September 1626 being all good and serviceable whereof we pray you to take notice and so we bid you hartelie farewell.
The Court at Whitehall the 16th of September 1626.
Your very loving friends
Roger Palmer.
Thomas Norrye.
Exd. C. Smith.
To the Right Worshipful His Majesty's Justices of the Peace and Compounders for ye Countie of Worcester.
Endorsed. Worcestershire.

3 Charles I: Sheriff Edward Cookes.  [no ref.]  1627

Recognizance before William Childe by John Collyer of Nether Arley Husbandman Walter Yarrington of Astley Husbandman and John Myllard of Ribbesford Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Collyer at Sessions.  1/1/49/44  7 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Chamberlayne of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Weaver Walter Johnson of Crowle Husbandman and Joan Cryspe of Norton next Kempsey Spinster for the appearance of the said Joan Cryspe at Sessions.  1/1/49/16  12 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Boulter of Welland Husbandman Henry Chamberlayne of the City of Worcester and John Morley of Welland Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Morley at Sessions.  1/1/49/35  13 January 1627

Recognizance before Giles Savage by John Haines Yeoman and Ancox Phillipps Yeoman and Margaret Hopkins Widow all of Comberton for the appearance of the said Margaret Hopkins at Sessions.  1/1/49/15  16 January 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereys by Daniel Ockley of Bredicott Husbandman Richard Ockley and Thomas Pratt of Whiteladies Aston for the appearance of the said Daniel Ockley at Sessions.  1/1/49/41  22 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Simon Nutt of Lower Mitton Yeoman Hugh Yarrington of Lower Arley Yeoman and John Yarrington of Lower Mitton Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Yarrington at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Mary Terry otherwise Grove.  1/1/49/14  24 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Woodward Innholder Henry Pytte Clothier and Edward Woodward Weaver all of Kytherminster for the appearance of the said Edward Woodward at Sessions.  1/1/49/23  24 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Elizabeth Pearson of Kytherminster Widow for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Pearson Joan Pearson her daughter and Margaret Ayre her servant to prosecute Edward Woodward for certain misdemeanours that will be objected against him.  1/1/49/25  24 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Strayne of the City of Worcester Fisherman Henry Prydeaxe of the same Shoemaker and Edward Davies of the Parish of St. Michael Labourer for the appearance of the said Edward Davies at Sessions.  1/1/49/4  26 January 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Lane Chandler Foulk Handes Dyer both of All Saints in the City of Worcester and Humphrey Bodnam of Leighe Husbandman for the appearance of the said Humphrey Bodnam at Sessions.  1/1/49/9  26 January 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Abel Wennaston Wiredrawer John Darlinge Hosier and Humphrey Higins of Bromsgrove Butcher for the appearance of the said Abel Wennaston at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Parr of Bromsgrove Shoemaker.  1/1/49/17  27 January 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by John Bache of Dudley Nailer Roger Hulley of the same Yeoman and Paul Darby of Halesowen in the County of Salop Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Bache at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Frances Thomas wife of William Thomas of Dudley Butcher.  1/1/49/5  29 January 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by William Bache of Dudley Nailer Roger Hulley of the same Husbandman and Paul Darby of Halesowen in the County of Salop Yeoman for the appearance of the said William Bache at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Frances Thomas wife of William Thomas of Dudley Butcher.  1/1/49/12  29 January 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by Thomas Manninge Yeoman Samuel Manninge Gentleman both of Hartlebury and Thomas Childe of Upton Gentleman for the appearance of the said Thomas Manninge at Sessions.  1/1/49/33  30 January 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by William Pardoe Husbandman Peter Taylor Husbandman both of Rocke and Robert Fidoe of Abbotesley Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Pardoe (sic) at Sessions.  1/1/49/45  30 January 1627

Recognizance before Francis Bishop of Hereford (Francis Goodwin 1617-1633.) by Arthur Nutt of Stanford upon Teme Cooper Thomas Cowley of Whitbourne Yeoman and William Combey of Clifton Carpenter for the appearance of the said Arthur Nutt at Sessions and to stand and to abide such order as shall be imposed upon him concerning his saving harmless the parishionersof Upper Sapey from keeping a bastard child of one Beatrice Eaton servant to Alice Reese Widow.  1/1/49/65  1 February 1627

Recognizance before Sir Edward Sebright by William Thomas Butcher and Geoffrey Mason Yeoman both of Dudley for the appearance of Frances Thomas wife of the said William Thomas at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Thomas Mason of Dudley.  1/1/49/20  3 February 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by John Clent of Torton in the Parish of Hartlebury Yeoman Thomas Manninge of Hartlebury Yeoman and Geoffrey Pryce of Hartlebury Husbandman for the appearance of the said Geoffrey Pryce at Sessions.  1/1/49/21  3 February 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by John Clent of Torton in the Parish of Hartlebury Yeoman Thomas Manninge of Hartlebury Yeoman and Thomas Insull of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Manninge at Sessions.  1/1/49/22  3 February 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Staunton of Hallowe Yeoman Thomas Staunton of the City of Worcester Clothier and William Moosley of Hollowe Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Moosley at Sessions.  1/1/49/36  6 February 1627

Recognizance before John Bishop of Worcester and Sir John Bucke by Thomas Manninge of Torton in the Parish of Hartlebury Yeoman Francis Dowding of the City of Worcester Weaver and Henry Ingram of the same Weaver for the appearance of the said Thomas Manninge at Sessions.  1/1/49/47  7 February 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffreys by John Plummer Tailor Samuel Kendricke Clerk (Vicar of Eckington 1625.) and William Jeninge Yeoman all of Eckington for the appearance of the said John Plummer at Sessions.  1/1/49/38  9 February 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by John Lorrimer of Bromsgrove Bricklayer William Lorrimer of the same Blacksmith and James Harcot of Stoke Prior Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Lorrimer at Sessions.  1/1/49/11  14 February 1627

Recognizance before Sir Johu Rous by Richard Sharpe of Hoblench Husbandman Francis Lye of Attchlench Husbandman and John Lye of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Lye as Sessions.  1/1/49/28  16 February 1627

Recognizance before John Reed by William Shewell Dyer George Cole Gentleman and William Dobbes Yeoman all of Mitton for the appearance of Christian Shewell wife of the said William Shewell at Sessions.  1/1/49/32  17 February 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by William Bache of Dudley Nailer Roger Hulley of the same Yeoman and Paul Darby of Halesowen in the County of Salop Yeoman for the appearance of the said William Bache at Sessions.  1/1/49/6  20 February 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by John Bach of Dudley Nailer Roger Hulley of Dudley Yeoman and Paul Derby of Halesowen in the County of Salop Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Bach at Sessions.  1/1/49/7  20 February 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by John Jones the younger William Man of Ombersley Husbandman and Randolph Stone of Shrawley for the appearance of the said John Jones at Sessions.  1/1/49/46  20 February 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by John Dower Glover James Dower and Katharine Ewes of Clifton upon Teme Spinster for the appearance of the said Katharine Ewes at Sessions.  1/1/49/49  20 February 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Co lens of Grimley Yeoman Richard Evitt of the same Yeoman and William Bodnam of Dodnam for the appearance of the said William Bodnam at Sessions.  1/1/49/10  22 February 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Bromley and Elizabeth his wife of Parshall to appear at Sessions and prosecute Richard Smythe and Alice his wife for certain misdemeanours.  1/1/49/31  2 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Bullocke of Collowe in the County of Hereford Husbandman Richard Colles of the Parish of St. John Dyer and Elizbaeth Unitte of Collowe Spinster for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Unitte at Sessions.  1/1/49/34  2 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Allen of the Parish of Holy Cross in Parshall Yeoman Thomas Morryse of St. Andrews in Parshall Yeoman and Richard Smyth of Holy Cross aforesaid Blacksmith for the appearance of the said Richard Smyth and Alice his wife at Sessions.  1/1/49/3  6 March 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffreyes by Thomas Lovell of Welland Husbandman William Hill of Longdon and John Hill of Castle Morton Gentleman for the appearance of the said Thomas Lovell at Sessions.  1/1/51/8  6 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Spendall of the City of Worcester Upholsterer and Richard Grove otherwise Percy of Lower Mitton Surgeon for the appearance of Mary Spendall wife of the said Richard Spendall at Sessions.  1/1/49/26  8 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Lyrcocke George Mase and John Pharva all of St. Peters in the City of Worcester for the appearance of the said John Pharva at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Samuel Higgeson and Thomas Lawrance.  1/1/49/8  14 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Woodward of Burlyngham Gentleman Kenelm Reddynge of Kemsey Yeoman and Ann Pratt of Welland Widow for the appearance of the said Ann Pratt at Sessions.  1/1/49/24  21 March 1627

Recognizance before William Jeffreies by Robert Brian Carpenter Humphrey Gearse Husbandman and Richard Hulet all of Baiton for the appearance of the said Robert Brian at Sessions.  1/1/49/48  27 March 1627

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell and Sir John Rous by John Ganderton Collarmaker William Eagers Shoemaker and Edward Parsons Husbandman all of Parshore for the appearance of the said John Ganderton at Sessions.  1/1/49/27  29 March 1627

Recognizance before George Savage and John Charlett by Henry Roberts Yeoman John Wilson Husbandman and Augustine Wynnall Labourer all of Buckland in the County of Gloucester for the appearance of the said Augustine Wynnall at Sessions.  1/1/49/40  29 March 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Edmund Hawks of Frankley Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions to answer to such matters of misdemeanour as shall be alleged against him by Thomas Willetts and Richard Hill of Churchill Yeomen.  1/1/49/1  30 March 1627

Recognizance before George Savage by John Brine of Comberton Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Augustine Wynnall a prisoner in Goal for stealing a gelding.  1/1/49/42  1 April 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Rastell of Bromesgrove Mercer to appear at Sessions and prosecute Thomas Gryffinne of Bromsgrove Labourer for the felonious taking certain barley and oats the goods of him Thomas Rastell.  1/1/49/2  2 April 1627

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Higgins of Ditchford Labourer to appear at Sessions to give evidence against Ursula Jones of Pebworth in the County of Gloucester John Jones her son of the same place and Isabella Careless of Nappon upon the Hill in the County of Warwick charged with stealing a sheep the goods of Edward Walker of Ditchford.  1/1/49/30  2 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by John Rous of Knighton Gentleman Francis Parry of Rouslench Yeoman and John Newsam of Knighton Gentleman for the appearance of the said John Newsam at Sessions. Discharge of Recognizance endorsed.  1/1/51/6  4 April 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by Thomas Insole Husbandman Samuel Manning Gentleman both of Hartlebury Nicholas Bowyer of Ketherminster Gentleman Samuel Wakford of Newnam in the County of Warwick Gentleman and Geoffrey Price of Hartlebury Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Insole at Sessions.  1/1/51/1  5 April 1627

Recognizance before William Childe by Geoffrey Price and the other persons above mentioned for the appearance of the said Geoffrey Price at Sessions.  1/1/51/2  5 April 1627

Recognizance before John Savage by Richard Harvey of Inckbarrow Glover Thomas Darby of the same Tanner and Francis Whooman of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Richard Harvey at Sessions to answer such matters as shall be objected against him on behalf of Bryan Hinton.  1/1/51/5  8 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Smyth of Byshampton Gentleman John Henley of Eckington Yeoman and John Parry of the Parish of St. Peters Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Parry at Sessions.  1/1/51/14  10 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Gorcombe Husbandman John Taylor Hubandman and Robert Taylor Husbandman all of Besford for the appearance of the said Robert Taylor at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Page.  1/1/51/17  13 April 1627

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Alexander Parker of Knighton Yeoman Lawrence Hawes of Gladsall Yeoman and John Stevens of Cookehill Yeoman for the appearance of the said Alexander Parker and Margaret his wife at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards John Newsam of Knighton.  1/1/51/3  13 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Evitts of Grimley Yeoman Francis Downe of Hanley Childe in the Parish of Eastham Cooper and William Bodnam of Grimley Yeoman for the appearance of the said William Bodnam at Sessions.  1/1/51/7  15 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Christopher Watley of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Butcher Clement Cole of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Butcher and Francis Cowell of St. Helens in the said City Butcher for the appearance of the said Francis Cowell at Sessions.  1/1/51/12  16 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Shelbooke of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Baker John Locke of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Butcher and Richard Hunnyatt of St. Helens in the said City Butcher for the appearance of the said Richard Hunnyatt at Sessions.  1/1/51/13  16 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Bodlidge of St. Swithins in the City of Worcester Yeoman Thomas Perrye of Kempseye Husbandman and John Raynolds of St. Helens in the said City Butcher for the appearance of the said John Raynolds at Sessions.  1/1/51/20  16 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Whitehouse of Dudley Nailer to appear at Sessions and prosecute Katharine Baylis for feloniously taking certain beasts feet and beasts bellies which were found in her custody.  1/1/51/9  18 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Somers of Kitherminster Gentleman Thomas Awmflitt of Ombersley Glazier and John Awmflitt of Whistones Brickmaker for the appearance of the said John Awmflitt at Sessions.  1/1/51/10  18 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Wilkes of Bromesgrove Gentleman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Humphrey Jones for stealing three beasts.  1/1/51/11  18 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Spendall of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Upholsterer Robert Cowper of Droytwich Husbandman and Thomas Brandard of Wiche Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Brandard at Sessions.  1/1/51/15  18 April 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Henry Littleford of Bromsgrove Yeoman John Underhill of Coston Hackett Yeoman and Thomas Crowe of King's Norton Blacksmith for the appearance of the said Henry Littleford at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Johns of Bromsgrove Husbandman.  1/1/51/19  18 April 1627

Recognizance before Christopher..... by Edward Atwood of Teddington in the Parish of Overburie Yeoman William Roberts of Bredon Yeoman and Edward Stratford of Winchcomb in the County of Gloucester Gentleman for the appearance of the said Edward Atwood at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Patience his wife.  1/1/51/30  29 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Rice Williams Griffiths Owen of St. Clements in the City of Worcester Tailors and Owen Roberts of St. John in Bedwardine for the appearance of the said Owen Roberts at Sessions.  1/1/51/21  30 April 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Greene of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Mercer Humphrey Wildye of the same Sadler and Thomas Beare of the same Shoemaker for the appearance of the said Thomas Beare at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Jones.  1/1/51/16  2 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Hambridge of St. Michael in Bedwardine Tailor John Gyles of Norton juxta Kempsey Husbandman and John Plummer of Eckington Tailor for the appearance of the said John Plummer at Sessions.  1/1/51/24  3 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by Walter Hincksman Husbandman William Holliway Weaver and Lewis Waite all of Clifton upon Teame for the appearance of the said Walter Hincksman at Sessions.  1/1/51/25  4 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by John Burton of Clifton upon Teme Labourer Humphrey Norgrove and William Calowhill Yeoman for the appearance of Ann wife of the said John Burton at Sessions.  1/1/51/26  4 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by Richard Webbe Labourer William Romsey and Timothy Picharin Husbandman all of Clifton upon Teme for the appearance of the said Richard Webbe at Sessions.  1/1/51/27  4 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by Nicholas Treves of Clifton upon Teame Tailor Mathew Freeman of Nether Home Husbandman and William Holliman of Clifton upon Teme Weaver for the appearance of the said Nicholas Treves at Sessions.  1/1/51/28  4 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by William Ramsey Victualler Humphrey Norgrove Yeoman and Lewis Waste Cooper all of Clifton upon Teme for the appearance of Anne wife of the said William Ramsey at Sessions.  1/1/51/29  4 May 1627

Recognizance before William Jefferies by Humphrey Richards William Waste and Lewis Waste of Clifton upon Teame Coopers for the appearance of the said Humphrey Richards at Sessions.  1/1/51/31  4 May 1627

Recognizance before John Lord Bishop of Worcester by Richard Cooke of Habberley in the Parish of Kidderminster Husbandman and Thomas Baker of Kidderminster Weaver for the appearance of the said Richard Cooke at Sessions.  1/1/51/4  11 May 1627

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Surman the younger William Day and John Chauntrill of Wyre Pyddle for the appearance of the said John Surman the younger at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Robert Cole of Wyre Piddle.  1/1/50/69  17 May 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Taylor Butcher John Millward Cooper and Thomas Knight Shoemaker all of Alvechurch for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor at Sessions.  1/1/51/23  18 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Leonard Cooke of Chadgeley Corbett Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Griffin Meridyth for stealing certain goods from the house of Frances Cooke of Chadgley Corbett.  1/1/51/18  19 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Wheyam of Salwarpe Gentleman John Saunders of Droytwich Gentleman and Thomas Horton of Allchurch Yeoman for the appearance of the said Thomas Horton at Sessions.  1/1/51/22  19 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Knight Yeoman Richard Taylor Yeoman and Thomas Taylor Butcher all of Allchurch for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor at Sessions.  1/1/50/12  24 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Callowhill of the Parish of All Saints in the City of Worcester Gentleman Francis Hankyn of the Parish of St. Nicholas in the City of Worcester and Owen Roberts of the Parish of St. John in Bedwardine Husbandman for the appearance of the said Owen Roberts at Sessions.  1/1/50/13  24 May 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by Bonarentine Jolfe Husbandman Christopher Chese and William Lockier all of Ripple for the appearance of the said Bonarentine Jolfe at Sessions.  1/1/50/65  29 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Brooke of Salwarpe Yeoman Hugh Taylor of Marten Hosyngtree Yeoman Richard Roberts of St. Andrew in....... and Robert Davys of Marten Hosyngtree aforesaid for the appearance of the said Robert Davys at Sessions.  1/1/50/4  30 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Pullen Yeoman Hugh Taylor Yeoman and Richard Hadley Husbandman all of Marten Hosyngtree for the appearance of the said Richard Hadley at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Wythye.  1/1/50/9  30 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Anthony Hill of St. Martens in the City of Worcester Weaver Richard Souley of St. Andrews in the same City Weaver and Richard Hill of All Saints in the City of Worcester Walker for the appearance of the said Richard Souley at Sessions.  1/1/50/40  30 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Prydeaux of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker Thomas Garrett of the same Tailor and Roger Bache of Bromsgrove Shoemaker for the appearance of Jane Bache wife of the said Roger Bache at Sessions.  1/1/50/53  31 May 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Adneye of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Clothier and Richard Adneye of St. Andrews in the same City Clothier for the appearance of Eleanor Maddoxe wife of John Maddoxe at Sessions.  1/1/50/16  2 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by James Sceeffe of Tibberton Husbandman Thomas Boyce of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Gentleman and Margaret Horne of Tibberton Widow for the appearance of the said Margaret Horne at Sessions.  1/1/50/37  6 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Sharman of All Saints in the City of Worcester Beer Brewer Francis Dowding of St. Swithins in the same City Weaver and Thomas Johnsons of Whistone Gardener for the appearance of the said Thomas Johnsons at Sessions.  1/1/50/30  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by George Estop Trowman Richard Estop Trowman both of Madeley and Roger Sherewin of the City of Gloucester for the appearance of the said George Estop at Sessions.  1/1/50/49  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by Richard Estop Trowman George Estop both of Madeley and Roger Sherwin of the City of Gloucester for the appearance of the said Richard Estop at Sessions.  1/1/50/51  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by Roger Sherwin of the City of Gloucester George Estop and Richard Estop of Madeley in the County of Salop for the appearance of the said Roger Sherwin at Sessions.  1/1/50/54  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by Richard Cartwright of Madeley in the County of Salop George Estop of the same and Roger Sherwin of the City of Gloucester for the appearance of the said Richard Cartwright at Sessions.  1/1/50/58  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by William Smith of Broseley in the County of Salop Yeoman William Knowles of the same and George Estop of Madley in the County of Salop for the appearance of the said William Smith at Sessions.  1/1/50/59  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Leonard Jeffereyes by William Knowles of Broseley in the County of Salop Richard Estop of Madeley in the County of Salop and William Smith of Broseley for the appearance of the said William Knowles at Sessions.  1/1/50/70  7 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Francis Tandy Husbandman Thomas White Blacksmith and Edward Price all of Abbots Morton for the appearance of the said Edward Price at Sessions.  1/1/50/45  8 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by John Meaking the elder Yeoman John Bridge Yeoman and William Wisdome all of Broughton Hackett for the appearance of the said William Wisdome at Sessions.  1/1/50/18  9 June 1627

Recognizance before Charles Bird by Henry Roberts Husbandman Giles Horniold Gentleman and John Walsh all of Bredon for the appearance of the said Henry Roberts at Sessions to answer for getting Mary Warde of Wellforde in the County of Gloucester with child.  1/1/50/50  9 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Smythe of the Parish of St. Nicholas in the City of Worcester Baker Edward Sydney of Whistons Tailor and Jane Hill of Great Malvern Spinster for the appearance of the said Jane Hill at Sessions.  1/1/50/24  16 June 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by George PurshallRobert Smith and Francis Trick all of Bromsgrove Shoemakers for the appearance of the said George Purshall at Sessions.  1/1/50/6  20 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Nichalls of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Shoemaker Henry Chamberlayne of the same Weaver and Richard Morryce of Dunchurch in the County of Warwick Yeoman for the appearance of the said Richard Morryce at Sessions.  1/1/50/25  20 June 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Edward Barnet of Tibberton Labourer Richard Trimmill of the same Yeoman and Robert Smyth of Bromesgrove Shoemaker for the appearance of the said Edward Barnett at Sessions.  1/1/50/33  20 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Davys of St. Andrews in the City of Worcester Gardner Richard Morryce of the same Butcher and William Bennett of Wichboulde in the Parish of Dodderhill Yeoman for the appearance of the said William Bennett at Sessions.  1/1/50/52  20 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Nicholls of St. Johns in the City of Worcester Shoemaker Henry Chamberlayne Weaver both of St. Peters in the City of Worcester and John Brown of St. Swithins in the City of Gloucester Glover for the appearance of the said John Brown at Sessions.  1/1/50/68  20 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Wheeler of Kempsey Yeoman George Gonderton of Powyck Yeoman and Thomas Davys of Powyck Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas. Davys at Sessions.  1/1/50/39  25 June 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Saunders Yeoman William Staunton Yeoman and James Haycock Husbandman all of Hollowe for the appearance of the said James Haycock at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Alice Powell.  1/1/50/31  25 June 1627

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Davys of "Goosewintercoat" in the County of Hereford Husbandman for his appearance to answer the misdemeanours alleged against him by Richard Cherry of Bockleton Husbandman.  1/1/50/2  27 June 1627

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Edward Scale Labourer Thomas Scale the elder Stonemason and William Snape Tailor all of Astwood in the Parish of Feckenham for the appearance of the said Edward Scale at Sessions.  1/1/50/64  2 July 1627

Recognizance before Edward Savage by Arthur Lampett Yeoman and John Burson Husbandman of Broadwaie for the appearance of the said John Burson at Sessions to answer such matters as shall be objected against him by the inhabitants of Nether Oksley.  1/1/50/17  3 July 1627

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell by Arnell Greene Tailor Philip Greene Yeoman and William Benet Yeoman all of Great Malvern for the appearance of the said Arnell Greene at Sessions.  1/1/50/35  4 July 1627

Recognizance before John Charlett by by John Hodges of Great Hampton Blacksmith Richard Hadley of Shrewsbury Husbandman and Anker Lowe of Great Hampton for the appearance of John Hodges at Sessions.  1/1/50/56  17 July 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis John Culpeper and Richard Skynner in £100 by Gerald Purshall of Purshall Hall Gentleman.  1/1/50/75  17 July 1627

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The condition of the obligation is such that whereas it has been manifestly proved before us this day that the within named Gerald Purshall hath made warrants for the assessing and levying of more money of divers parishioners within the Hundred of the Halfshire in the said County than of right he ought to have done and by virtue thereof hath received more money than he ought to have done and hath not made payment of the said money by him received and hath refused to pass or make a just account of the said moneys so by him received and hath many other ways greatly misdemeaned himself. If therefore the said Gerald Purshall shall and do personally appear before His Majesty's Justices of the Peace at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the said County and do then and there make a just and perfect account of all the receipts and payments and shall and do make payment to every parish within the said Hundred of the Halfshire of all such monies as he has wrongfully levied or received by virtue or colour of his office of High Constableship and in the mean time shall be of good abearing towards our Sovereign Lord the King's Majestie and all his liege people then this the recognizance shall be void and of none effect or else it shall stand and abide in full force and virtue.

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Turner Husbandman John Angell and John Boraston Yeoman all of Clifton upon Teme for the appearance of the said Thomas Turner at Sessions.  1/1/50/3  19 July 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by George Field Yeoman Ferdinand Ferris Gentleman both of Weetheley and Robert Fielde of King's Norton Joiner for the appearance of the said Robert Fielde at Sessions.  1/1/50/19  23 July 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Edward Priest Blacksmith Thomas Shaw Yeoman and John Lane Nailer all of Northfield for the appearance of the said Edward Priest at Sessions.  1/1/49/18  30 July 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by John Goffe the elder Yeoman Ralph Hall Yeoman and Richard Myles Miller all of Peppleton for the appearance of the said John Goffe at Sessions.  1/1/50/74  1 August 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by John Goffe the younger of Peppleton Husbandman and Ralph Hall of the same Yeoman and Richard Myles of the same for the appearance of the said John Goffe at Sessions.  1/1/50/62  1 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and John Washburn by John Walters of Orlton in the Parish of Rock Victualler Thomas Mynse of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Saddler and John Adkins of Bewdley Tailor for John Walters keeping an Alehouse.  1/1/50/41  4 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Walter Poyner of Ridmarley d'Abitot Victualler to appear at Sessions and prosecute Roger Wyngott for feloniously taking away three beasts which were stolen.  1/1/50/27  4 August 1627

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Yorkinges of St. Michael in Bedwardine Joiner John Leyes and Henry Prideaux of St. Peters in the City of Worcester for the appearance of the said John Yorkinges at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Alexander Walker.  1/1/50/48  7 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Tristran Joiner Roger Hall and John Yorkinges Joiner all of the Parish of St. Michael for the appearance of the said John Tristram at Sessions.  1/1/50/38  8 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Costyn of Mitton in the Parish of Kytherminster and Rannlph Berkeley of St. Andrew in the City of Worcester for the appearance of Margaret Costyn.  1/1/53/41  9 August 1627

Recognizance before John Wylde by John Harcott Miller Fulke Bellers and William Edm. . Gentleman all of Tardebigge for the appearance of the said John Harcott at Sessions.  1/1/50/67  9 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Little Yeoman Thomas Perry Husbandman and Thomas Neede Husbandman all of Great Malvern for the appearance of the said Thomas Neede at Sessions.  1/1/50/8  11 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Evetts William Maunder and Thomas Bunde all of South Littleton Husbandmen for the appearance of the said Thomas Bunde at Sessions.  1/1/50/14  12 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and Robert Bampfield by Richard Baston of Ridmarley D'Abitot Yeoman Walter Wingett Yeoman and Roger Wingett Husbandman of the same for the appearance of the said Roger Wingett at Sessions.  1/1/50/22  12 August 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Francis Lacey otherwise Hobday of Tardebigge in the County of Warwick Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Anne wife of Edward Freeman otherwise Manninge committed to His Majesty's Gaol charged with stealing one lawn coife and a pair of linen knit gloves.  1/1/50/46  16 August 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Field of Kings Norton Gentleman and Thomas Taylor of Alvechurch Tanner for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor to answer such matters as on His Majesty's behalf shall be objected against him by Francis Nichols of Alvechurch Labourer.  1/1/50/47  17 August 1627

Recognizance before Richard Creshelde by William Booker Husbandman Richard Wilkes Weaver and Daniel Bache "Whitawer" all of Blockley for the appearance of the said William Booker at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Merry of Blockley Husbandman.  1/1/50/72  20 August 1627

Recognizance before Richard Creshelde by Thomas Merry of Blockley Husbandman and Adam Tandye of Evesham Sadler for the appearance of the said Thomas Merry at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Booker of Blockley Husbandman.  1/1/50/77  24 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis by John Crowe of Bromsgrove Labourer and John Hemasse of the same Roper for the appearance of the said John Crowe at Sessions and recognizance of John Blune of Kyngesnorton to give evidence at Sessions against the said John Crowe.  1/1/50/60  24 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Chaunce Gentleman William Aumflitte Gentleman and Elizabeth Brook Spinster all of Hadzor for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Brook at Sessions.  1/1/50/36  24 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Boorne of Ombersley Yeoman William Davys in the Parish of St. Michael Chandler and Thomas Palmer of Ombersley Husbandman for the appearance at Sessions of the said Thomas Boorne.  1/1/50/28  27 August 1627

Recognizance before Edward Savage by John Jones of Ombersley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Thomas Boorne George Yates and Thomas Palmer concerning such matters of felony as he has charged against them.  1/1/50/15  27 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Boorne of Ombersley Yeoman William Davys of the Parish of St. Michaels Chandler and George Yeates of Ombersley Husbandman for the appearance of the said George Yeates at Sessions.  1/1/50/42  27 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Walker of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Gentleman George Clark of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman and Thomas Boorne of Ombersley Yeoman for the appearance of the said Thomas Boorne at Sessions.  1/1/50/44  27 August 1627

Recognizance before William Ingram by Philip Callow of St. Johns in Bedwardine Victualler Richard Collicke of the same Dyer and William Perks of St. Clements in the City of Worcester Tanner for the appearance of the said Philip Callow at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Henry Ingram of St. Johns in Bedwardine Gentleman.  1/1/50/76  29 August 1627

Recognizance before John Wylde by Henry Tylte of Bromsgrove Yeoman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Alexander Smith charged with uttering counterfeit money.  1/1/50/66  31 August 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis by William Norton of Kings Norton Butcher for his appearance at Sessions to answer for selling ale of his own authority and being unlicensed thereunto.  1/1/50/63  3 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Luke Poole of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Baker John Smythe of Upton upon Severn Yeoman and John Lynton of the same Baker for the appearance of the said John Lynton at Sessions.  1/1/50/20  4 September 1627

Recognizance [not executed] by Francis Wheeler the younger of Bushley Yeoman Thomas Marte of Claynes Gentleman and Edward Bydle of Bushley Yeoman for the appearance of the said Francis Wheeler at Sessions.  1/1/50/71  4 September 1627

Recognizance before John Wylde by Mary Morris of Bromesgrove Spinster to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Alexander Smith touching the uttering of counterfeit money with which he is charged.  1/1/50/10  7 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Broxon of Claynes Yeoman to appear at Sessions and Goal delivery and prosecute Thomas Jones for breaking and entering into his dwelling house and taking therefrom certain money goods and household stuff.  1/1/50/43  7 September 1627

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Richard Webb of Clifton upon Teame Husbandman John Ingram and William Nott the younger of Clifton Yeoman for the appearance at Sessions of the said Richard Webb and for his keeping the peace towards Nicholas Trevers of Clifton aforesaid Tailor.  1/1/50/1  10 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Spooner Richard Hyde and William Wall of Acton Beauchamp Yeomen for the appearance at Sessions of the said John Spooner and for his keeping the peace towards John Rocke.  1/1/50/26  17 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Hales and Thomas Boondye of Acton Beauchamp Yeomen for the appearance of John Rocke of Acton Beauchamp at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Spooner and Alice his wife.  1/1/50/55  17 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis by John Lewes of Kyngsnorton to appear at Sessions and give evidence against John Paynter Robert Hunt John Field Widow Field "and others of the said town of Kings Norton who made contempt of my order and refused to come before me to answer the contents of the said warrant."  1/1/50/61  17 September 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by William Rea of Churchill Yeoman and John Rea of Newland in the Parish of Great Malvern for the appearance at Sessions of Elizabeth wife of John Hartlebury of Great Malvern Mason. Endorsed "There being a warrant against this woman she tendered recognizances to me but I know nothing of the cause of getting the warrant."  1/1/50/73  17 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Coleman Yeoman John Butler Husbandman and William Halward a youth within age all of Great Malvern for the appearance of the said William Halward at Sessions. Release endorsed.  1/1/50/11  20 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Margaret Owen of Bishampton Spinster to appear at Sessions and give evidence against William Higgins of Bishampton Blacksmith now attached in Goal for felony.  1/1/50/5  24 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Thomas Bentley of Bishampton Blacksmith to appear at Sessions and prefer an indictment and give evidence against William Higgins whom he charged with feloniously taking certain of his goods.  1/1/50/21  24 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Stephens of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Husbandman Thomas Williams of St. Johns in Bedwardine Tailor and Thomas Corbett of Acton Beauchamp Victualler for the appearance of the said Thomas Corbett at Sessions.  1/1/50/7  25 September 1627

Recognizance before John Wylde by Nicholas Hobdaye of Bromsgrove for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/50/57  28 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Baughe of Hanley Castle Husbandman Thomas Harte of Great Malvern Husbandman and John Perkes of the same Shoemaker for the appearance of the said George Baughe at Sessions.  1/1/75/22  29 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Randle Yeoman Henry Jones Husbandman and John Pardoe Husbandman all of Ombersley for the appearance of the said John Pardoe at Sessions.  1/1/50/32  30 September 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Hill Yeoman and Anthony Pritchett of Hollowe Husbandman for their appearance at Sessions to prosecute William Mosley for certain misdemeanours by him committed.  1/1/49/19  (1627)

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Tristram Lett of Alvechurch Labourer John Harrison of Kings Norton Carpenter and William Lett of Alvechurch Carpenter for the appearance of the said Tristram Lett at Sessions.  1/1/50/34  1 October 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Randle of Ombersley Yeoman John Rosse of Martley Yeoman and John Pardoe of the same Husbandman that the said John Pardoe will keep an orderly alehouse.  1/1/75/29  6 October 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Nathaniel Pearson of St. Nicholas in the City of Worcester Haberdasher John Follyett of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Shoemaker and Francis Webb of Elmley Lovett Husbandman for the appearance of the said Francis Webb at Sessions.  1/1/75/13  7 October 1627

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Catherine Barber of Redditch Spinster William Heming Inn-keeper and John. . lie Shoemaker of the same for the appearance of the said Catharine Barber at Sessions.  1/1/75/10  16 October 1627

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Ann Barber Widow Robert Mowlesworth Yeoman and Humphrey Mowlesworth Blacksmith all of Redditch for the appearance of the said Ann Barber at Sessions and for her performance of an order made at the last Sessions between her Thomas Harrison and Ralph Carter.  1/1/75/11  27 October 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Cowper of Stourbridge Blacksmith to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Lovett for feloniously taking and carrying away two sheets.  1/1/75/15  30 October 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Marte of Bushley Gentleman and John Chapman of Claynes Gentleman for the appearance of Mary wife of Francis Wheeler at Sessions.  1/1/75/21  2 November 1627

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by William Sheepman of Bromsgrove Weaver and John Hopley of the same Brazier for the appearance of Elizabeth wife of the said William Sheepman at Sessions.  1/1/75/6  2 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Richard Sharpe of Hoblench Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/75/7  5 November 1627

Recognizance before John Washbourne by William Lewes the elder of Martley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute James Weaver of Martley Labourer for certain felonies by him committed.  1/1/75/4  9 November 1627

Recognizance before John Washbourne and Humphrey Salway by Roger Lewes of Dodenham Yeoman and James Weaver of Martley Labourer for the appearance of the said James Weaver at Sessions.  1/1/75/5  9 November 1627

Recognizance before John Lord Bishop of Worcester by William Rawboll of Chadsley Corbet Husbandman John Smyth of Hartlebury Yeoman and Thomas Brooke of Chadsley Corbet Blacksmith for the appearance of the said William Rawboll at Sessions to answer concerning a bastard child by him begotten.  1/1/75/9  10 November 1627

Recognizance before John Lord Bishop of Worcester by Frances wife of Francis Webb of Elmley Lovett William Rosse of Martley Yeoman and Francis Webb of Elmley Lovett for the appearance of the said Frances Webb at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Frances Webley of Elmley Lovett.  1/1/75/31  10 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Walker of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Clothier Thomas Veale of St. Clements in the City of Worcester Glover that Robert Higgins of Breedon shall as long as he continues a Victualler well and truly obey all articles and orders as are to be obeyed as Victualler.  1/1/75/30  14 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Walker of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Clothier Thomas Veale of St. Clements in the City of Worcester Glover that Robert Higgins of Breedon shall as long as he is a Victualler observe and keep all articles and orders for Victuallers.  1/1/75/32  14 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Ogden of Hindlip Yeoman John Hollyns of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Husbandman and Henry Pope of Huddington Husbandman for the appearance of the said Henry Pope at Sessions.  1/1/75/12  16 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Solers of Kempsey Gentleman Richard Gorle of Brumall Yeoman and John Huytt of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Huytt at Sessions.  1/1/70/23  16 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Farley of All Saints in the City of Worcester Clothier Edward Waringe of St. Nicholas in the said City Mercer and Humphrey Bowen of Cotheridge Husbandman for the appearance of the said Humphrey Bowen at Sessions.  1/1/75/20  16 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Bullar otherwise Walle of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman and Nathaniel Pearson of St. Nicholas in the said City Husbandman for the appearance of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Clarke at Sessions.  1/1/75/17  20 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Ralph Hadzar Yeoman and Lewis Harte Brasier both of Flyvord Flavell to appear at Sessions and Goal delivery to prosecute Thomas Bayliss for feloniously taking five sheep.  1/1/75/18  20 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis by Robert Hannes of Yardley Labourer and Humphrey Griswould of the same Gentleman for the appearance of the said Robert Hannes at Sessions to answer for the suspicion of feloniously taking and carrying away one shovel from William Johnson of Halesowen in the County of Salop.  1/1/75/2  20 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis of William Johnson of Halesowen Collier to appear at Sessions and prosecute Robert Hannes of Yardley for the suspicion of the felonious stealing of one shovel from William Johnson.  1/1/75/3  20 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by James Cooke Yeoman Richard Horton Blacksmith and Richard Spooner Weaver all of Newland for the appearance of the said Richard Spooner at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Nicholls.  1/1/75/16  20 November 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Savage of Norton Yeoman Edward Savage of Lenchwick Yeoman and Simon Amys of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Simon Amys at Sessions.  1/1/75/14  23 November 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Thomas Lambe of Phepson Husbandman Francis Mence and John Brooke Junior of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Lambe at Sessions.  1/1/75/24  7 December 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Edward Greve Francis Mence and Walter Dankes of Phepson Husbandmen for the appearance of the said Edward Greve at Sessions.  1/1/75/25  7 December 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and William Ingram by Anthony Woolmer of Keinton Gentleman Humphrey Nashe of St. Martins in the City of Worcester Clothier and Thomas Baylis of Dodderhill next Droytwich Butcher for the appearance of the said Thomas Baylis at Sessions and Goal delivery.  1/1/75/19  12 December 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by John Brooke Francis Mence and Thomas Fyncher of Phepson Husbandmen for the appearance of the said John Brooke at Sessions.  1/1/75/26  17 December 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Thomas Fyncher Francis Mence and John Brooke of Phepson Husbandmen for the appearance of the said Thomas Fyncher at Sessions.  1/1/75/27  17 December 1627

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Walter Dankes Francis Mence and Thomas Fyncher Husbandmen for the appearance of the said Walter Dankes at Sessions  1/1/75/28  17 December 1627

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Richard Hill of Bishampton Yeoman Thomas Barnes of the same Yeoman and William Hill of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Hill at Sessions.  1/1/75/8  27 December 1627

Recognizance before Richard Cresheld by Charles Attwood of Teddington Yeoman Thomas Attwood and Arthur Roberts of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Charles Attwood at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Edward Attwood of Teddington Yeoman.  1/1/75/1  31 December 1627

Indictment of Thomas Griffin of Bromsgrove Labourer for breaking into the dwelling house of Thomas Rastell of Bromsgrove and taking therefrom half a strike of oats of the value of 6d. Not a true Bill.  1/1/49/13  (1627)

Indictment of William Waldron of Belbroughton Yeoman for lodging Robert Bescroft and Nicholas Gryffin in his cottage at Belbroughton. A true Bill.  1/1/49/37  (1627)

Indictment of Augustine Winnall of Comberton Labourer for stealing at Comberton one bay gelding the goods of John Brine. Not a true Bill.  1/1/49/50  (1627)

Indictment of Humphrey Bodnam of Great Malvern Husbandman for assaulting James Crockes in Great Malvern. A true Bill.  1/1/49/51  (1627)

Indictment of Robert Loxley Labourer Andrew Symonds Husbandman and Charles Symonds Husbandman all of Castle Morton for riotously and unlawfully assembling at Castle Morton and assaulting Thomas Cayse. A true Bill.  1/1/49/52  (1627)

Indictment of William Angell of Dodnell in the Parish of Lindridge Husbandman for keeping a common tippling house at Dodnell without licence. A true Bill.  1/1/49/53  (1627)

Indictment of William Morley of Hollow Labourer for stealing from Anthony Prichard four pounds in money one jerkin and one pair of breeches of the value of ten shillings. A true Bill.  1/1/49/54  (1627)

Indictment of Ursula Jones Widow John Jones Labourer and Isabella Carelis Spinster all of Hanging Aston for breaking and entering into the close of Edward Walker of Dichford and stealing therefrom one white sheep of the value of ten shillings. A true Bill.  1/1/49/55  (1627)

Indictment of Robert Loxley Husbandman Andrew Symonds Husbandman and Charles Symonds Husbandman all of Castle Morton for riotously assembling at Castle Morton and breaking and entering a close in the possession of Thomas Cayse containing one acre of land in Castle Morton being the freehold tenement of William Ewent and ejecting the said Thomas Cayse therefrom. A true Bill.  1/1/49/56  (1627)

Indictment of Humphrey Jones of Bromsgrove Labourer for stealing at Bromsgrove two brown kine of the value of 20s. each and a black heifer value 40s. the property of some person unknown. Not a true Bill.  1/1/51/35  (1627)

Indictment of Griffin Meredith of Chadseley Corbett Labourer for breaking into and entering the dwelling house of Francis Cooke at Chadsley Corbett and stealing therefrom four plates two candlesticks two pairs of shoes and two pairs of hose of the value of ten shillings. Not a true Bill.  1/1/51/36  (1627)

Indictment of Katharine Bayliss of Dudley Widowe for stealing from John Flescher at Dudley two hayforks and three pounds of ham. Not a true Bill.  1/1/51/37  (1627)

Indictment of John Pretty of Kings Norton Labourer for stealing a goose from John Hancoxe. Not a true Bill.  1/1/51/38  (1627)

Indictment of John Gildinge of Great Malvern Husbandman for breaking down a stone wall enclosing a close of land of Giles Savage Esquire. A true Bill.  1/1/51/39  (1627)

Indictment of Thomas Tillesley the elder and Thomas Tillesley the younger of Austen [Alcester] in the County of Warwick Labourers for breaking and entering the close of John Newson of Knighton Gentleman called Newlands in Inckbarrow and doing damage there to the amount of ten shillings. A true Bill.  1/1/51/40  (1627)

Indictment of John Parry of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Husbandman for assaulting Edward Bowyer Under Sheriff of Worcester at Sidbury in the execution of his office. A true Bill.  1/1/51/41  (1627)

Indictment of John Maris of Grafton Flivord Yeoman for assaulting Alice Maris. A true Bill.  1/1/50/78  (1627)

Indictment of William Homes of Elmbridge Yeoman and Joan his wife William and Elizabeth Homes of Elmbridge for riotously and unlawfully assembling at Elmbridge and assaulting Richard Nash. A true Bill.  1/1/75/33  (1627)

Indictment of Elizabeth Davis Widow of Abberley Elizabeth Evans of Great Witley Spinster Walter Jones of Abberley Husbandman John Higgley of Astley Husbandman and Roger Pytt of Pensaxe Husbandman for keeping common tippling houses without licences and publicly selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/75/34  (1627)

Indictment of Edward Ffilt of Grafton Flyvord Gentleman for building a cottage for the habitation of Thomas Wilmore at Grafton Flyvord without laying four acres thereto. A true Bill.  1/1/75/35  (1627)

Indictment of Joseph Lovet of Stourbridge Labourer for stealing two cheeses from Francis Cowper at Stourbridge. A true Bill.  1/1/75/36  (1627)

Indictment of James Went of Martley Labourer for stealing an axe of the value of two shillings from William Lewes at Knightwicke. A true Bill.  1/1/75/37  (1627)

Indictment of Robert Haynes of Yardley Labourer for stealing a shovel of the value of 10d. from William Johnson at Yardley. Not a true Bill.  1/1/75/38  (1627)

Indictment of Thomas Baylys of Doderhill Butcher for a theft from Ralph Horne at Hadzor. Not a true Bill.  1/1/75/39  (1627)

Indictment of John Kemsey of Areley Labourer for keeping a common tippling house without licence and publicly selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/75/40  (1627)

Indictment of Katharine Smith of Knightwicke Widow for keeping a common ale house without a licence and publicly selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/75/41  (1627)

Indictment of Francis Agberrowe Edward Agberrowe and William Agberrowe of Dodenham Yeomen for unlawfully breaking and entering the close of John Clent at Dodenham and doing damage there. A true Bill.  1/1/75/42  (1627)

Indictment of Gerard Pursell of Elmbridge Gentleman Chief Constable of the Hundred of the Halfshire who at Bromsgrove in the said County extortionately received 5s. from Thomas Smyth Petty Constable of the Parish of Knighton without any reasonable cause.  1/1/75/43  (1627)

Indictment of Richard Unett the elder Richard Unett the younger and John Unett Yeoman Richard Godsall Husbandman and Margaret his wife and Anne Godsall Spinster all of Mathon for riotously and unlawfully assembling at Mathon and assaulting John Harbert. A true Bill.  1/1/75/44  (1627)

Indictment of William Hunt of Shipston upon Stower Husbandman for keeping a common tippling house without licence and publicly selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/75/45  (1627)

Indictment of Richard Grace of Shrawley Labourer servant to Robert Leddington (Vicar of Shrawley 1620) Clerk for assaulting his master the said Robert Leddington. A true Bill.  1/1/75/46  (1627)

Fragment of a Jury panel.  [no ref.]  (1627)

Information by David Davyes of Droitwich Clerk that Richard Wollaston (Appointed by the King 7 June 1612.) of Droitwich being a spiritual person and Rector of the Parish Church of St. Andrew Droitwich absented himself from his Rectory from the last day of October 1625 and did not reside until the 3rd day of May following being more than four months.  1/1/49/43  3 April 1627

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Justices of the Peace &c. at the next Quarter Sessions. Endorsed Edward Cookes ar. vic.  1/1/51/34  3 April 1627

Information of Stacey Powell that Charles Howe of Gloucester Beer Brewer sold 100 barrels of beer and ale at the Parish of St. Johns in Bedwardine in this County at a greater rate and price than appointed by the Mayor &f Gloucester whereby he had forfeited £30.  1/1/51/32  10 April 1627

Another information against the same person for selling to Richard Eaton Tippler (tiperlator) of St. Johns 100 barrels of ale.  1/1/51/33  10 April 1627

Deposition taken before Sir John Bucke of Stacey Powell that Charles Howe of Gloucester Brewer within a year last past sold to Richard Eaton of St. John's in Bedwardine 100 barrels of beer and ale contrary to the form of the Statute and that the said Charles Howe did sell utter and deliver to the said Richard Eaton 100 barrels of beer Eaton being not licensed within a year last past.  1/1/51/43  10 April 1627

Information of John Penson of the Parish of Grymley. He doth inform for our Sovereign Lord the King as followeth.  1/1/51/42  22 May 1627

Contents:
"Imprimis whereas according to his Majestie's laws the persons whose names are subscribed were lawfully summoned by their Constables to shew themselves furnished with bows and arrows made default in not observing his Majestie's laws in that case provided." Gives names of 6 persons in St. John in Bedwardine 3 at Overwick 5 at Powick 3 at Broadwas and 3 at Claines.
Item the 7 persons whose names are given including the Constable of Birlingham "contrary to his Majestie's laws played at bowls in Birlingham Churchyard on the 1st day of the instant May.
Item the butts in the parish of Holt have been ruinous and out of repair above six months before the 28 of the instant May and Cotheridge butts the like."

Jury List for the body of the County.  1/1/51/45  (1627)

Fragment of a Jury List.  1/1/51/46  (1627)

Letter from John Penson to the Clerk of the Peace.  1/1/51/44  25 August 1627

Contents:
"Mr. Clerk of the Peace I beseech you that whereas I have informed at the last Quarter Sessions that divers persons made default in not shewing themselves furnished with bows and arrows at St. Johns in Bedwardine on the 12th day of March 1626 being warned there to appear I pray you in the new drawing the said information which you say you must do say that they of whom I have informed had not exercised shooting monthly according to his Majesty's laws neither did they or any of them shew themselves furnished on the 12th of March last past as the Constable warned them and remained defaulters in like manner on the 13th day of March last. Thus in humble manner my duty remembered I rest at your command this 20th of August. John Penson."

Jury panel for the trial of William Morley Ursula Johnes John Johnes and Isabella Careless prisoners at the Bar.  1/1/49/57  (1627)

List of 15 Names.  1/1/49/58  (1627)

List of Names.  1/1/49/62  (1627)

(Fragment)

Worcestershire to wit. At the Sessions of the Peace held at the house of Edward Walker Innholder the 26th day of February in the 2nd year of the reign of our Lord Charles &c before Sir John Rous and Humphrey Salway Justices of our Lord the King &c.  1/1/49/63  (1627)

Fragment

Writ to summon a Jury the Coroners and other Officers with list of Officers attached.  1/1/49/59  9 January 1927

Warrant to the Sheriff by Sir John Rous and Humphrey Salway to summon a Jury of 24 men at the "le Talbott in Sudburie" at 9 in the morning to inquire into a riot at Berrow Wood.  1/1/49/61  (1627)

Imperfect

Memorandum as follows.  1/1/49/60  (1627)

Contents:
"Mr. Walker this is to certifie you that Thomas Clarke hath given security to save our parish harmless according to the Justices' order. John Whoper Constable."

Presentment by John Knight that the Bridge called Salwarp Bridge over Salwarp Brook in the King's highway between the Parishes of Stock and Bromsgrove is now in decay and out of repair and ought of right to be repaired and amended by both the said parishes.  1/1/49/64  3 April 1627

Certificate by Thomas Merrye and Simon Harvey that Robert Howcott Undertaker for the County of Worcester hath on the behalf of the Countie delivered into the office of "Accaterie" (The room or place allotted to the keeping of all such provisions as the purveyor purchased for the King. See Ordinances of Royal Household London 1790 p. 4.) for the service of his Majestie and his most Honourable Household 20 fat oxen 20 fat muttons and 20 stocks all good and serviceable due by composition out of the said County of Worcester for the second year of his Majesty's reign whereof we pray you to take notice.  1/1/49/67  10 February 1627

Contents:
The Court at Whitehall the 10th Februarie 1626

Order that David Ockley be discharged from his good behaviour and pay 5s. quarterly towards the maintenance of the child of Edith Birte.  1/1/58/94  3 April 1627

Release before Sir John Bucke of the peace by John Rocke against John Spooner  1/1/50/23  30 September 1627

Release before Sir John Bucke of the peace by John Spooner against John Rocke  1/1/50/29  30 September 1627

Fragment of a Warrant  1/1/50/79  (1627)

Jury List  1/1/50/81  (1627)

Jury List  1/1/50/82  (1627)

Order signed by Sir John Bucke to the Bailiff of the Hundred of Oswaldslow or his deputy or deputies or either or them to summon Thomas Boyce of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Gentleman John Marys' John Williams and Robert Haynes of Grafton Flyvord before Sir John Bucke Justice of the Peace "on the 15th December at the Talbott in Sydbury Worcester on Saturday next at 10 of the clock in the morning to give evidence on his highnesses behalf concerning a riot lately committed at Grafton Flivord which was first complained of by the said persons underwritten or some of them.  1/1/50/80  10 December 1627

Contents:
Whereupon a jury of 24 men have been impannelled and three Justices of the Peace have met at a place and time appointed as the law in this behalf doth most strictly require at which time the jury being sworn and having no evidence by reason of some sinister practice as is fully suspected between the parties complaining and the supposed rioters the said jury were adjourned unto the 15th December before named to receive evidence and give up their verdict and these proceedings I have here expressed to them you may lett the witnesses and complainants underwritten know that if they fail of their appearance in manner aforesaid it will be taken to be a very great abuse to his Majestie's laws in this case provided and also to us the Justices and country whom you have put to needless trouble unless you prosecute your matter and they must expect severely to answer it at the next General Sessions for this County when I doubt not they will know the price of compounding offences of this nature and this I thought good to acquaint you with to prevent your further danger requiring you to perform your duty herein at your peril." Dated the 10th day of December 1627.
Your friend John Bucke

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Coroners and other Officers with list of Officers attached  1/1/75/52  2 October 1627

Presentment of John Holder of St. Peters for selling ale without license.  1/1/75/48  (1627)

Contents:
"Presented by me James Hill High Constable." Recognizance endorsed.

Traverse by Thomas Rolfe to an Indictment  1/1/75/47  (1627)

Jury panel for the trial of James Went and John Lovett. Prisoners at the Bar.  1/1/75/49  (1627)

Jury List for the same prisoners  1/1/75/50  (1627)

Jury List for the Body of the County  1/1/75/51  (1627)

Letter from the Privy Council.  [no ref.]  12 May 1627

Contents:
Addressed :--"To our loving friends the Commissioners for the "County of Worcester or some of them."
"After our very hearty comendations as you have heretofore received notice from us of his maties gratious acceptation of the pains you have taken and the good affection you have shewn in the business of the Loanes, so we must now let you knowe the expectatation his matie hath to have that business finally and speedily effected that so the publique service which depends hereupon may not faile and in particular the persons may appear who have been forward and well assured to his service and who stand otherwise disposed that thereby his matie may the better distinquish in the placing of his favours according to mens merits and deserts. To wch end you are to quicken and call upon all those that are yet behind in these loanes or any portions thereof and to cause the collectors speedily to returne all their collections sometime this next terme as also to certifie the names of all such as remaine refusers to lend or to pay in that wch they promised to lend other than those whose names you have already certified. And so we bid you very heartily farewell. From Whitehall the 12th of May 1627.
"Your very loving friends
Manchester.
Tho. Suffolk.
E. Dorset.
Salisbury.
Guil Bath & Wells.(William Laud Bishop of Bath and Wells. 1626-1628.)
W. Banbury.
J. Coke.
Rich. Weston.Jul. Caesar."

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Solers of Kempsey Gentlemen Richard Gorle of Baynham Yeoman and John Hunt of Broomhall for the appearance of John Hunt at Sessions.  1/1/75/23  16 November 1627

Fragment of a Jury List.  1/1/49/29  [1627?]

Contents:
"Names of the Jurors to inquire for our Lord the King for the Body of the said County.
John Surman of Wyre Piddle Gentleman. Sworn.
...... [B]arnes of Wick Epi Gentleman.
Henry Smith of Cropthorne Gentleman.
Thomas Holiday of Inckberrow Gentleman. Sworn."

4 Charles I: Sheriff Richard Skynner.  [no ref.]  1628

Recognizance before William Childe by Humphrey Wall of Great Witley Gentleman William Kempsey of Martley Yeoman and Francis Croxon of Great Witley Yeoman whereas at the last Sessions a complaint was made by Paul Rumney of Suckley Gentleman against the said Francis Croxon and a Bench warrant was signed. This recognizance is entered into for the appearance of the said Francis Coxon at the next Sessions.  1/1/52/17  24 April 1628

Like Recognizance before [William Childe] by John Highley of Astley Dyer. .. . Roberts of the same Husbandman and Edward Glace of Hanley Child Husbandman for the appearance of the said Edward Glace at the next Sessions.  1/1/52/18  24 April 1628

Recognizance before Richard Heming Mayor of Worcester Justice of the Peace for the County of Worcester by John Bailies of Worcester Labourer and Robert Bailies of the same Labourer for the appearance of the said Robert Bailies at Sessions.  1/1/52/2  25 April 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Chamberlyn Gentleman Richard Clewes Yeoman and William Fyzzar Yeoman all of Broadwas for the appearance of the said William Fyzzar at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Noxon.  1/1/52/12  31. .. April 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Richard Bickley of Kingsnorton Baker for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/52/6B  6 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by John Field Husbandman and John Lewes Shoemaker both of Kings Norton for the appearance of the said John Field at Sessions to answer for selling ale of his own authority not being thereunto licensed and also for taking William Gower from the stocks after he was committed by the Constable for breach of the peace.  1/1/52/6A  7 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Perry of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Tailor and William Byrche of Mitton in the Parish of Kytherminster Tailor for the appearance at Sessions of Peter Byrche father of the said William Byrche.  1/1/52/14  7 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Sowley of Naunton Beauchamp Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/52/15  10 May 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Anthony Butler William Butler and Joshua Hughes all of Feckenham Yeomen for the appearance of the said Anthony Butler at Sessions.  1/1/52/7  17 May 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Abraham East Anthony Butler and William Butler of Feckenham Yeomen for the appearance of the said Abraham East at Sessions.  1/1/52/8  17 May 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Thomas Barnet of Hanbury Labourer John Lacey and John Butler of Feckenham Yeomen for the appearance of the said Thomas Barnet at Sessions.  1/1/52/9  17 May 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Robert Stanley of Hanbury Yeoman John Lynton and Thomas Willis of Feckenham Yeomen for the appearance of the said Robert Stanley at Sessions.  1/1/52/10  17 May 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by William Harris Robert Stanley both of Hanbury and Christopher Woodward of Feckenham Yeomen for the appearance of the said William Harris at Sessions.  1/1/52/11  17 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Godfrey Crewe Gentleman Margaret Barton Widow and Thomas Barton Husbandman all of Broughton Haggetts for the appearance of the said Thomas Barton at Sessions.  1/1/52/4  22 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir Edward Sebright by William Taylor of Kynvare in the County of Stafford Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Katharine Burford charged by him with felony.  1/1/52/1  23 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Simon Doelittle of Kytherminster Clothier to appear at Sessions and prosecute Katharine Davys and Margaret Harrys for feloniously taking away certain wollen yarn the goods of the said Simon Doelittle.  1/1/52/5  27 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Taynton of Berrow Yeoman Thomas Stone of Rydmarley D'Abytot and William Good of the same Gentleman for the appearance of the said William Good at Sessions.  1/1/52/3  28 May 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edmund Yonge of Kempsey Yeoman James Deaves of Birlingham Yeoman and John Frewyn of Hanley Castle Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Frewyn at Sessions.  1/1/53/61  2 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Sharman Beer Brewer John Richards Clothier both of Worcester and Thomas Johnson of Whistons Gardener for the appearance of the said Thomas Johnson at Sessions.  1/1/52/13  6 June 1628

Recognizance before William Childe by Joseph Cha. .. . Robert Chamberlayne of Astley Yeoman and Walter Chamberlaine for the appearance of the said Walter Chamberlaine at Sessions.  1/1/52/16  6 June 1628

Recognizance [not executed] by Thomas Smart of Bradforton Victualler Ralph Longworthe of Bradforton and William Roberts of Badeslye Yeoman that the said Thomas Smart "shall victuale."  1/1/52/54  (1628)

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Humphrey Greene Tailor Roger Chambers Husbandman and Robert Smythe. .. . all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Humphrey Greene at Sessions.  1/1/53/52  13 June 1628

Recognizance before John Savage by by John Kiffyne Yeoman Thomas Seale Mason and Humphrey Seale Masons all of Feckenham for the appearance of the said Humphrey Seale at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Alice Snape wife of William Snape of Feckenham Tailor.  1/1/53/13  13 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Bayliss of the Parish of St. Martyn Husbandman Edward Waller of the Parish of St. Michael in Bedwardine Innholder and Robert Bayliss of St. Martyn Husbandman for the appearance of the said Robert Bayliss at Sessions.  1/1/53/30  15 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Herbert of Mathon Husbandman Rowland Hope of Colwall in the County of Hereford Gentleman and William Waters of St. John in Bedwardine Tanner for the appearance of the said John Herbert at Sessions.  1/1/53/31  15 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Philip Barnes of Hampton Yeoman Edward Edgiock of Cork Bevington in the County of Warwick Yeoman and John Jones of the same Yeoman for the appearance of Philip Barnes at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/19  17 June 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Francis Smyth otherwise Nicoles Husbandman William Saunders Yeoman and Thomas Greaves Yeoman all of Witchbould for the appearance of the said Francis Smyth at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Gilbert Lowe of Witchbould Husbandman.  1/1/53/50  20 June 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Gilbert Lowe Husbandman John Pearkes and William Moulton Yeomen all of Doderhill for the appearance of the said Gilbert Lowe at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Francis Smyth of Doderhill Husbandman.  1/1/53/51  20 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Nicholas Bowyer Gentleman Walter Offman Yeoman and Thomas Symson Husbandman all of Kydderminster for the appearance of the said Thomas Symson at Sessions.  1/1/53/32  21 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Gerard Pursell of Elmbridge Gentleman for his appearance at Sessions to answer "what shall be objected against him on his Majestie's behalf by virtue of the reference of an order referred to Mr. High Sheriff of the County of Wigorn and Sir Richard Greves Knight at the last Sessions holden for the County of Wigorn."  1/1/53/7  23 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Reddinge of Speachley Yeoman William Kettle of White Ladies Aston Husbandman and Thomas Forrest otherwise Smyth of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Smyth at Sessions.  1/1/53/68  23 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Chappell of Martley Yeoman Humphrey Bodman of Leighe Yeoman and Robert Chappell of Martley Dyer for the appearance of the said Robert Chappell at Sessions.  1/1/53/1  24 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Edward Field of Kings Norton Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions to answer for divers misdemeanours committed by him in Kings Norton town.  1/1/53/5  24 June 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by John Lewes of Kyngs Norton Labourer for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/53/6  24 June 1628

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by William Webb Yeoman Walter Bateman Blacksmith and John Webb Husbandman all of Great Shelsley for the appearance of the said John Webb at Sessions.  1/1/53/24  27 June 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by Henry Blizzard Thomas Blizzard and William Blizzard of Great Hampton Yeomen for the appearance of the said Henry Blizzard at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Philip Barnes. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/10  7 July 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Blizzard William Blizzard and Henry Blizzard all of Great Hampton for the appearance of the said Thomas Blizzard at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Philip Barnes. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/12  7 July 1628

Recognizance before John Savage by Thomas Bentley Hatter Robert Webley Clothworker and Richard Collyns the younger Labourer all of Shipston upon Stour for the appearance of the said Richard Collyns at Sessions.  1/1/53/14  9 July 1628

Recognizance before John Savage by Thomas Bentley Robert Webley and Jane Collyns wife of Richard Collyns for the appearance of the said Jane Collyns at Sessions.  1/1/53/15  9 July 1628

Recognizance before John Savage by Thomas Bentley Robert Webley and Richard Collyns Weaver for the appearance of the said Richard Collyns at Sessions.  1/1/53/16  9 July 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by Edward Loggon of Bratforton Yeoman and Samuel Prigeon of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Edward Loggon at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards George Barre of Bratforton Labourer.  1/1/53/59  9 July 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by George Barre Labourer Thomas Watson and Robert Watson Yeomen all of Bratforton for the appearance of the said George Barre at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Loggon son of Edward Loggon of Bratforton Yeoman.  1/1/53/60  9 July 1628

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Smith of Mamble Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions to answer concerning his refusal to give security for saving harmless the parishioners of Mamble from the charge which may hereafter fall upon them through. .. . Owen and his wife whom the said Thomas Smith has heretofore placed as undertenants of his in a house at Mamble which refusal is contrary to a general order of the said Court heretofore made in that behalf.  1/1/53/25  10 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Whooper Yeoman William Brooke Husbandman and William Washburne Yeoman all of Tibberton for the appearance of the said Thomas Whooper at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards. .. . Lett.  1/1/53/62  11 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Whooper of St. Martins in the City of Worcester Weaver Nathaniel Brewer of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker and Rouse Simonds of St. Michaels Gentleman for the appearance of the said Rouse Simonds at Sessions.  1/1/53/40  14 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Walter Manloe Yeoman and Walter Staunton Victualler both of Crowle for the appearance of the said Walter Staunton at Sessions.  1/1/53/63  28 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir Edward Sebright Knight and Baronet by Richard Mullenor Cooper Nathaniel Hodgetts Nailer both of Swynford Regis in the County of Stafford and Lewis Tymmings of Dudley Glazier for the appearance of the said Lewis Tymmings at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Sparrie Gentleman.  1/1/53/11  29 July 1628

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Eleanor Russell Spinster John Baker the younger Gentleman and James Hickman Plumber all of St. Michaels in Bedwardine for the appearance of the said Eleanor Russell at Sessions.  1/1/53/22  29 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Reece Labourer Thomas Nutte Husbandman both of Worcester and John Gelfe of Ripple Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Gelfe at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Humphrey Whitley.  1/1/53/36  30 July 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Daniell Yeoman William Daffye Yeoman and William Lamme Victualler all of Crowle for the appearance of the said William [Lamme] at Sessions.  1/1/53/64  30 July 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Spenser of Overbury Labourer for his appearance at Sessions. Discharge endorsed  1/1/53/9  3 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Morgan Evans of St. Clements in the City of Worcester Husbandman Richard Thomas of St. Johns in Bedwardine Labourer and John Evans of St. Johns Labourer for the appearance of the said John Evans at Sessions.  1/1/53/42  5 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by George Bessicke of Chadesley Corbett Wheelmaker John Heath Clerk(Vicar of Chaddesley Corbett 1624-1636.) and William Barnett Scythe Grinder of the same for the appearance of the said George Bessicke at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Barker of Chaddesley Corbett Gentleman.  1/1/53/46  6 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Barber Gentleman of Bellington in the Parish of Chaddesley Corbett John Heath Clerk and Thomas Bacon Gentleman both of Chaddesley Corbet for the appearance of the said Thomas Barber at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Ann Barnett.  1/1/53/47  6 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Barber Gentleman John Heath Clerk and John Bacon Gentleman all of Chaddesley Corbett for the appearance of the said John Barber at Sessions.  1/1/53/49  6 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by William Barnett Scythe Grinder John Bacon Gentleman Henry Seitch Scythesmith all of Chaddesley Corbett for the appearance of the said William Barnett and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Barber of Chaddelsey Corbett Gentleman.  1/1/53/48  7 August 1628

Recognizance before John Wylde by Robert Hanley of Droitwich Butcher to appear at Sessions and prosecute Richard Flemminge concerning suspicion of sheep stealing.  1/1/53/18  8 August 1628

Recognizance before John Wylde and Leonard Jefferies by Peter Walwyn Currier Nicholas Nokes Tanner and Richard Flemminge Butcher all of Droytwich for the appearance of the said Richard Flemminge at Sessions.  1/1/53/17  9 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Good of St. Michaels Carpenter James Smythe of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Joiner and Richard Townsend of St. Michaels Locksmith for the appearance of the said Richard Townshend at Sessions.  1/1/53/38  9 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Vaughan of Himbleton Husbandman Thomas Stevens of the City of Worcester Weaver and John Vaughan the younger of Himbleton Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Vaughan the younger at Sessions.  1/1/53/65  9 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Christopher Bullock of Bromhall in the Parish of Kempsey Yeoman Thomas Knight of Stonnall in the same parish Yeoman and William Cotterell of Bromhall Labourer for the appearance of the said William Cotterell at Sessions.  1/1/53/66  11 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by John Field of Beoley Yeoman William Mucklowe of Northfield Yeoman and John Jacob of Beoley Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Field at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Mary Smith wife of William Smith of Solihull in the County of Warwick Labourer.  1/1/53/4  15 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Lynton of Claynes Yeoman and John Brook of Woods field in the Parish of Powyck Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Brook at Sessions.  1/1/53/37  16 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Marston in St. Swithins in the City of Worcester Innholder James Hickman of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Victualler and John Smythe of Rowse Lenche Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Smythe at Sessions.  1/1/53/67  16 August 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by George Nicholls of Ombersley Yeoman Humphrey Davies and Edward Cooke of the same Gentleman for the appearance of the said George Nicolls at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Philip Ballard of Hartlebury Husbandman.  1/1/53/29  21 August 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Eleanor Hopkins of Inckbarrow Spinster Henry Gower and Thomas Hobday of the same Yeomen for the appearance of the said Eleanor Hopkins at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Margaret Court wife of Richard Court of Inckbarrow Weaver. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/26  25 August 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Henry Gower and Thomas Hobday of Inckbarrow Yeomen for the appearance at Sessions of Ann Hopkins wife of Constantine Hopkins of Inckbarrow Innkeeper and for her keeping the peace towards Margaret Court wife of Richard Court. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/27  25 August 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by Richard Court Weaver Henry Askew Labourer and Robert Baynes Tailor all of Inckbarrow for the appearance of the said Richard Court and Margaret his wife at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards Anne Hopkins wife of Constantine Hopkins of Inckbarrow. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/28  25 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Taylor Butcher Henry Woodward and William Wright Yeomen all of Alvechurch for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor at Sessions.  1/1/53/45  25 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Thomas Skeldinge Edward Myllward and Thomas Paynton of Pedmore Yeomen for the appearance of the said Thomas Skeldinge at Sessions.  1/1/53/2  27 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Edward Skeldinge Edward Myllward and Thomas Paynton of Pedmore Yeoman for the appearance of the said Edward Skeldinge at Sessions.  1/1/53/3  27 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Brian Manners of Hanbury Yeoman Richard Smythe of Hanbury Yeoman and Walter Collier of Feckenham Yeoman for the appearance of the said Brian Manners at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/53  31 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Richard Smyth of Hanbury Yeoman Brian Manners of the same Yeoman and Walter Collier of Feckenham Yeoman for the appearance of the said Richard Smyth at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/55  31 August 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Tymes Tailor Henry Smyth Tailor and William Beard Husbandman all of Hanbury for the appearance of the said Thomas Tymes at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/56  31 August 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Spendall Upholsterer Clement Spendall Upholsterer both of St. Michaels in Bedwardine and Edward Guest of Norfield Gentleman for the appearance of the said Edward Guest at Sessions.  1/1/53/35  1 September 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Robert Forte of Hanbury Husbandman Richard Handy of Feckenham Yeoman and John Turner of Tardebigge Glover for the appearance of the said Robert Forte at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/54  7 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Richard Saunders of North Piddle Yeoman and Richard Kingley of Abberton Husbandman for the appearance of the said Richard Kingley at Sessions.  1/1/53/20  8 September 1628

Recognizance before John Charlett by Henry Forrest of Wyre Piddle Labourer Thomas Yong of the same and Thomas Farre of Fladbury and by John Forrest John Payne and John Bushell of the same for the appearance of John Forrest Henry Forrest and Thomas Farre at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards Gillean Cole of Wyre Piddle Widow. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/53/8  14 September 1628

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Richard Barnett Husbandman Roger Heming and Thomas Whooper Yeomen all of Tibberton for the appearance of the said Richard Barnett at Sessions.  1/1/53/23  14 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Michael Wilson of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman and Robert James of the same Shoemaker for the appearance of Dorothy Harrys wife of Edward Harrys and Grace Greene at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards Anne Simonds wife of Rouse Simonds.  1/1/53/39  14 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Hugh Leah of St. Ellens in the City of Worcester Shoemaker and John Lynton of Upton upon Severn Baker for the appearance of the said John Lynton at Sessions to prosecute John Brooke for robbing him and taking from his person 16d. and odd money and further prosecute the said John Brooke according to law in that behalf.  1/1/53/33  19 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Hurdman of Kempsey Yeoman Kenelm Reddinge of the same Yeoman and John Lyrcock of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Lyrcock at Sessions.  1/1/53/43  19 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by John. .. Yeoman and Francis Howman of Holborough Greene in the Parish of Inckbarrowe Husbandman for the appearance of the said Francis Howman at Sessions.  1/1/53/21  20 September 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Greeneway George Hill and Thomas Pearce all of Powyck Yeomen to appear at Sessions and give evidence against John Brooke charged with robbery.  1/1/53/34  20 September 1628

Recognizance before Edgar Savage by Richard Dameannes of Defford Yeoman and Robert George of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Robert George at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Isabel Finckes of Defford.  1/1/53/57  20 September 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Edward Boulton Labourer Thomas Boulton Yeoman and John Bartlam Labourer all of Feckenham for the appearance of the said Edward Boulton at Sessions.  1/1/53/44  22 September 1628

Recognizance before Francis Lord Bishop of Hereford by Mathew Freeman of Clifton for his appearance at Sessions to then and there stand and abide such order as shall be made upon him concerning the keeping of a base child begotten by him as is supposed on the body of John Fidoe his servant late deceased.  1/1/53/95  23 September 1628

Recognizance before William Childe by John Evans Labourer Lewis Dalley Yeoman and Andrew Horton Gentleman all of Rocke for the appearance of the said John Evans at Sessions.  1/1/53/58  (1628)

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Richard Cookes of Ombersley Clerk Joan Cookes Widow and John Turner Glover both of Bentley in the Parish of Tardebigge for the appearance of the said Richard Cookes at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/54/27  2 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by William Lea of Kings Norton Husbandman Roger Baddle of the same Yeoman and Henry Bentton of the same Weaver for the appearance of the said William Lea at Sessions to answer for the misdemeanours committed by him against Thomas Cottrell.  1/1/54/5  7 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Thomas Cottrell of Kings Norton Labourer to appear at Sessions and give evidence against William Lea and John Swyndells concerning divers misdemeanours committed by them against him.  1/1/54/7  7 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by John Swyndells Shoemaker John Lyndon Yeoman and Roger Kettle Yeoman all of Kingsnorton for the appearance of the said John Swyndells at Sessions to answer for the misdemeanours committed by him against Thomas Cottrell.  1/1/54/6  7 October 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Martin Bludworth the younger Yeoman Thomas Flavell Yeoman and John Hill Yeoman all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Martin Bludworth at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Pritchett Labourer.  1/1/54/25  9 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir James Pytts and John Washburne by Francis Turberville Yeoman and Roger Banckes Yeoman both of Stoke Bliss for the appearance of the said Roger Banckes at Sessions.  1/1/54/18  10 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir James Pytts by Edward Milward of Newnham Innholder and Roland Milward of the same Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Henry Pritchard of Ludford in the County of Hereford and Joan his wife charged by them with suspicion of the felonious stealing of certain fine linens of the value of eight shillings.  1/1/54/34  11 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by James Jones Carpenter Henry Smythe Tanner and John Davys Husbandman all of Bewdley for the appearance of the said John Davys at Sessions.  1/1/54/29  11 October 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper by John Pritchett of Stoke Prior Yeoman Richard Yong and Richard Loxley of Hewell Gentlemen for the appearance of the said John Prichett at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Martin Bludworth Husbandman.  1/1/54/33  13 October 1628

Recognizance before John Culpeper and Edward Cookes by John Woodyne of Redditch Victualler Thomas Love of the same Husbandman and Edward Vaughan of the same Yeoman that as the said John Woodyne is admitted and allowed to keep a common alehouse or victualling house for the space of a year in Redditch he shall not suffer any unlawful plays or games to be used in his house or any evil or bad order to be kept therein but to behave harmless therein.  1/1/54/45  20 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William James of St. Helen in the City of Worcester Gentleman Roger Jackson and Griffith Holmes both of Martin Hussingtree Yeomen for the appearance of Griffith Holmes and Jane Aleyn his servant maid at Sessions.  1/1/54/36  23 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Johnson of Claynes Gardener to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Griffith Holmes of Martin Hosyngtree.  1/1/54/38  23 October 1628

Recognizance before John Savage by John Smyth and Harborne Collier of Feckenham Yeomen and John Harinton otherwise Brewer of the same Salter for the appearance of the said John Harinton otherwise Brewer at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Clarke of Feckenham Tailor.  1/1/54/32  24 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Oliver Phillips George Lyllye and Owen Roberts Husbandmen all of St. Johns in Bedwardine for the appearance of the said Owen Roberts at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards James Heminge of St. Johns aforesaid Victualler.  1/1/54/15  24 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Heminge of Flyvord Flavell Yeoman and George Mase of St. Peters next the City of Worcester Tailor for the appearance of Margery wife of the said William Heminge at Sessions.  1/1/54/16  25 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Reese Clerk and Richard Pytte Yeoman both of Mathon to appear at Sessions and give evidence against William Vobe.  1/1/54/31  25 October 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Harbar and William Vobe of Mathon Yeomen for the appearance of the said William Vobe at Sessions.  1/1/54/30  26 October 1628

Recognizance before John Lord Bishop of Worcester by John Wheeler the younger Husbandman John Wheeler the elder and William Berrow Yeomen all of Grimley for the appearance of the said John Wheeler the younger at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards "Gylian" Hide wife of George Hide of Grimley.  1/1/54/28  31 October 1628

Recognizance before William Ingram by John Nickles of Braunsford in the Parish of Leigh to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Lewes of Braunsford charged by the said John Nickles of feloniously taking from him one steer coloured red and committed to goal on the said charge.  1/1/54/17  11 November 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Nicholas Newyee of Kingsnorton Labourer Daniel Higges of Bromsgrove Labourer and John Newyee of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Nicholas Newyee at Sessions.  1/1/54/26  12 November 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Crump of Marten Hosyngtree Blacksmith to appear at Sessions and Goal Delivery and prosecute John Jinks for stealing one ewe sheep.  1/1/54/10  17 November 1628

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Lookyer Husbandman James Penn Yeoman and Richard Taylor Mercer all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Thomas Lookyer at Sessions.  1/1/54/24  17 November 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Vaughan of St. Nicholas in the City of Worcester Cutler John Earle of the same Blacksmith and John Crump of Marten Hosyngtree Blacksmith for the appearance of the said John Crump at Sessions.  1/1/54/39  17 November 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Wall otherwise Bullar of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman Nathaniel Pearson of St. Nicholas in the City of Worcester and John Jewkes of Whistons Butcher for the appearance of the said John Jewkes at Sessions to answer for stealing a sheep from John Crump.  1/1/54/11  24 November 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Perks of Bellbroughton Scythesmith Nicholas Gilbert of the same Yeoman and George Gilbert of the same Scythegrinder for the appearance of the said George Gilbert at Sessions.  1/1/54/41  8 December 1628

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Henry Porter of Great Witley Yeoman Hugh Plevy of Abbotsley Yeoman and Gilbert Weaver of Great Witley Yeoman for the appearance of the said Gilbert Weaver at Sessions to answer for getting Mary Woodward of Great Witley Singlewoman with child of which child she is not yet delivered.  1/1/54/35  9 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Streete of St. Andrews in the City of Worcester Brewer for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/54/3  15 December 1628

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by Nicholas Tanner of Grafton Flyvord Labourer and Reynold Tanner of Frogmorton Clerk and Nicholas Evans of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Nicholas Tanner at Sessions.  1/1/54/2  18 December 1628

Recognizance before [Sir John Rous] by John Pratt of Shreeveslench Husbandman Henry Heminge of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Pratt at Sessions to answer "for begetting Mary Wood who is not yet delivered with child."  1/1/54/4  19 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves and John Wylde by John Biddle and Thomas Flavell both of Bromsgrove Yeomen for the appearance of the said John Biddle at Sessions.  1/1/54/12  22 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves and John Wylde by John Hutton of Claynes Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Barber a prisoner in His Majesty's Goal for this County charged with stealing and carrying away a certain cock hens capons and other poultry the property of the Right Hon. George Earl of Shrewsbury.  1/1/54/13  22 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves and John Wylde by Mary Haines of Bromsgrove Spinster William Trevis of Hanbury Yeoman and Robert Haines of Dodderhill Husbandman for the appearance of the said Mary Haines at Sessions.  1/1/54/14  23 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir Richard Greves by Edward Harrison of Deriton in the County of Warwick Carpenter Richard Harrison of Yardley and John Day of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Carpenters for the appearance of the said Edward Harrison at Sessions to answer the matters objected against him by John Watton.  1/1/54/8  25 December 1628

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by William Daffy of Crowle Weaver for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/54/1  29 December 1628

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Barbar of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Weaver Henry Monford of the same Weaver and Mathias Staunton of the same Brewer for the appearance of the said Mathias Staunton at Sessions.  1/1/54/44  29 December 1628

Recognizance before Robert Berkeley by John Daffy of Crowle Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/54/46  29 December 1628

Indictment of Johanna Crucke wife of William Crucke Labourer and Joan Jackson wife of John Jackson Labourer of Parshore for breaking and entering into the barn of William Cole and stealing a quantity of wheat of the value of 1s. 4d. the property of William Cole. A true Bill.  1/1/53/69  (1628)

Indictment of Richard Flemynge of Droytwich Labourer for stealing a whether sheep from Robert Hanley. A true Bill.  1/1/53/70  (1628)

Indictment of George Nicholles of Ombersley Yeoman for assaulting Philip Ballard at Ombersley and taking and carrying away a hand gun worth three shillings the property of John Thornburgh. A true Bill.  1/1/53/71  (1628)

Indictment of John Brooke of Powick Yeoman for assaulting John Linton at Powicke and robbing him of £18. Not a true Bill.  1/1/53/72  (1628)

Indictment of Humphrey Peploe Yeoman and Hugh Peploe Husbandman of Bromsgrove for assaulting John Brooke at Bromsgrove.  1/1/53/73  (1628)

Indictment of William Rea of Kytterminster Yeoman for building a barge in the highway at Kitterminster and thereby obstructing the passage. A true Bill.  1/1/53/74  (1628)

Indictment of Isabella Jinkes wife of Thomas Jinkes of Defford Yeoman and. .. .. Jinkes of the same Spinster for rescuing from Robert George two cows which he had taken damage feasant and was about to impound.  1/1/53/75  (1628)

Indictment of Thomas Horton the elder of Tredington Clerk Thomas Horton the younger Gentleman Nathaniel Horton Gentleman John Horton Gentleman Abraham Horton Edward Pendleton Tailor Walter Rawlings Tailor all of Tredington and Edward Sharpe of Shipston upon Stour Yeoman for unlawfully and riotous assembling on the 2nd August at Shipston on Stour armed with swords staves and pikes and assaulting. .. .. Betts daughter of Richard Betts William Linton Tailor Susanna Eden and others. A true Bill.  1/1/53/76  (1628)

Indictment of the above named defendants for a riot and for expelling Richard Betts from his messuage and tenement at Tredington. A true Bill. Endorsed "a writ of restitution to issue."  1/1/53/77  (1628)

Indictment of Katharine Davis and Margaret Harris Spinster of Kitherminster for stealing 8lbs. of wollen yarn worth 7s. from Simon Doelittle of Kitherminster. A true Bill.  1/1/52/21  (1628)

Indictment of John Harbert of Matherne Yeoman for a theft from Richard Unet. A true Bill.  1/1/52/22  (1628)

Indictment of William Fittser of Broadwas Weaver for assaulting William Noxon at Cotheridge. A true Bill.  1/1/52/23  (1628)

Indictment of Katharine Burford of Kitherminster for stealing seven bundles of hempen cloth of the value of £7 from William Taylor. A true Bill.  1/1/52/24  (1628)

Indictment of John Knowles of Wyre Piddle Husbandman for permitting Anthony Bentley and Richard Bentley with their families to inhabit his cottage in Wyre Piddle.  1/1/52/25  (1628)

Indictment of William Davis of Spetchley Labourer for stealing six yards of fine wollen cloth one green blanket and one yard of crimson cloth the goods of a person unknown.  1/1/52/26  (1628)

Indictment of William Duncalse Yeoman Robert Harcott Yeoman and Henry Reese Blacksmith all of Feckenham for unlawfully assembling at Feckenham and assaulting John Byddle Sheriffs Bayliff who was then lawfully arresting Robert Harcott.  1/1/52/28  (1628)

Indictment of Humphrey Davyes of Ombersley Gentleman Richard Smyth of the same Gentleman William Younge Edward Howell Richard Wyllys and his wife for breaking into and entering the close and dwelling house of John Warman in Ombersley. A true Bill.  1/1/52/62  (1628)

Indictment of Richard Taylor of Bredon Shoemaker for keeping a common alehouse and selling beer and ale there without a licence. A true bill.  1/1/54/50  (1628)

Indictment of Christiana Harrison and Alice Harrison of Shrawley Spinsters for breaking into the house of George Clark at St. Michaels in Bedwardine being a part of the gaol of our Lord the King. Not a true Bill.  1/1/54/51  (1628)

Indictment of John Lewis of Bransford Labourer for a theft from John Nicholas at Bransford.  1/1/54/52  (1628)

Indictment of Tobias Giles of Kings Norton Clerk Curate of John Hall Vicar of Kings Norton for extortionately taking from John Field of Kings Norton 12d. for solemnizing his marriage with Mary Badger. A true Bill.  1/1/54/53  (1628)

Indictment of the said Tobias Giles for extortionately taking 7 shillings from Edward Dutton for marrying him to Joan Walsh. A true Bill.  1/1/54/54  (1628)

Indictment of William Goode of Redmarley D' Abitot Gentleman for assaulting Dorothy Ducke Widow. A true Bill.  1/1/54/55  (1628)

Indictment the said William Goode for assaulting John Hawkings and stealing his hat. A true Bill.  1/1/54/56  (1628)

Indictment of John Jewkes of Claynes Butcher for breaking and entering a close at Martyn Hussingtrye and stealing a sheep the goods of John Crump. A true Bill.  1/1/54/57  (1628)

Indictment of Thomas Awbotte Husbandman and John Graynger both of Parshore for breaking and entering the close of William Etheredge at Parshore and damaging the herbage. A true Bill.  1/1/54/58  (1628)

Indictment of John Collye of Claynes Labourer for stealing a "hurden" sheet from William Fidoe at Claynes. A true Bill.  1/1/54/59  (1628)

Indictment of John French of St. Johns in Bedwardine Tailor for placing a "myskyn" near the well and pump of John Deykyns in St. Johns aforesaid. A true Bill.  1/1/54/61  (1628)

Indictment of John Hodgkyns of Stourbridge Yeoman for being a common barrator and disturber of the King's peace. A true Bill.  1/1/54/63  (1628)

Indictment of Margaret Aston wife of Francis Aston Husbandman Alice Aston Spinster Thomas Jones Husbandman and Margery his wife all of Ombersley for unlawfully assembling and forcibly breaking and entering the close of Elizabeth Saunders Widow. A true Bill.  1/1/54/64  (1628)

Indictment of Henry Heminge of Sheriff's Lench Yeoman for not laying four acres of land to the cottage of William Phillips.  1/1/54/65  (1628)

Indictment of Thomas Clues of Feckenham Yeoman for keeping a common tippling house without licence and selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/54/66  (1628)

Indictment of Henry Pritchard of Knighton Labourer and Joan his wife for stealing one piece of cambrick a napkin and an apron from Edward Mylward. A true Bill.  1/1/54/67  (1628)

Indictment of Richard Barber of Tardebicke Labourer for stealing two ferrets the goods of Thomas Winsor. A true Bill.  1/1/54/68  (1628)

Indictment of John Barker of Bromsgrove Labourer for stealing three cocks and ten capons from George Talbot. A true Bill.  1/1/54/69  (1628)

Warrant under the hands of Giles Savage John Charlett Richard Creshelde and William Warmistrey to the Sheriff to summon a jury to attend at Evesham on the 6th September 1628 to enquire concerning a riot at Tredington.  1/1/53/97  28 August 1628

Writ to the Sheriff to distrain the various persons named for their non-appearance as Jurors with Jury list attached.  1/1/53/99  (1628)

Writ to the Sheriff to distrain the various persons named for their non-appearance as Jurors. Jury list attached.  1/1/53/100  (1628)

Jury list for the Body of the County.  1/1/53/101  (1628)

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Justices of the Peace Coroners and other Officers to attend at the next Sessions.  1/1/53/102  10 June 1628

Jury list endorsed Richard Skynner Ar. Vic.  1/1/53/98  (1628)

Articles of the behaviour of John Barbar of Bellington in the parish of Chaddesley Corbet.  1/1/53/78  (1628)

Contents:
"1. Imprimis a slaunderer.
2. Item a peace breaker.
3. Item a talebearer.
4. Item an encloser and keeper in of the commons.
5. Item a turner of the ancient stream out of her course.
6. Item a layer of stumbling blockes in the several highwayes being a great denyare to the passage of men or cattel.
7. Item an eater with his cattle of other men's corn and grass by day and night.
8. Item keeping a dog which hurt and bite men's cattel having lawful warning hereof.
9. A contentious man with his neighbours and given to law."

Articles shewing in part the lewd and ill behaviour of William Noxon of Broadwas Yeoman.  1/1/53/92  (1628)

Contents:
"Imprimis the said Noxon is a blasphemer of the name of God and haunter of alehouses and is often drunke. He is a notorious common lyar and doth maintain his lies by oaths."

Petition of William Moulton William Holmes and John Brooke Constables of Doderhill Wichboulde and Elmebridge to the Justices of the Peace whereas your petitioners have every one served the King in their several parishes and have taken great pains therein their humble request is that three others may be appointed in their places and that you will be pleased to grant a warrant to bring them to take the oath before any Justice of the Peace of the county and the rather for that in the minority of Sir John Pakington's heir no court is held that your petitioners may be discharged. Endorsed "Warrant to issue."  1/1/53/81  (1628)

Petition to the Justices of the Peace of Thomas Harley and Samuel Kings two of the inhabitants of the parish of St. Peters stating that divers distresses were returned against the inhabitants of St. Peters for not repairing the highways amounting to the sum of £4 10s. 0d. which was charged in the account of Sir Walter Devereux Knight late High Sheriff of the County by his inferior officer levied on the goods and chattels of your petitioners and paid into his Majestie's receipt since which time your petitioners have often intreated the inhabitants of the Parish of St. Peter to levy £4 10s. 0d. and to make restitution of the same to the petitioners. Pray that the inhabitants be ordered to make repayment. Ordered.  1/1/53/82  (1628)

Petition of John Sampson to the Justices of the Peace.  1/1/53/83  (1628)

Contents:
Petitioner "having in the time of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth been a Soldier for the full term of eight years and being divers times wounded and thereby now very lame and impotent upon his petition hath had allowed to him but one 13s. 6d. but was granted the reversion of the next pensioned soldier and whereas one Hollins and John Mandeville are since dead being Soldiers pensioned and your petitioner is charged with a lunatic wife and a poor weak child and being old lame and unable to do anything for his and their sustenance" prays for an allowance.

Petition of Elizabeth Hayes who has endured a long term of imprisonment in the House of Correction for a year and two months and somewhat upwards praying to be released with her infant "Your poor petitioner having her legs ready to drop off by reason of her cold and hard lodging."  1/1/53/84  (1628)

Petition of William Spender and Christopher Watley Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. Michaels in Bedwardine that they are charged with many poor people and have but small means to maintain them other than comes out of labouring men's getting and having no lands or tenements within the said parish.  1/1/53/86  (1628)

Contents:
Nevertheless in the last year there was a new payment imposed upon the said parish namely the payment of 6/2 towards the King's provisions. Prays that as there are no feeding grounds within the said Parish out of which such payment can be raised they may be freed from it.

Petition of Robert Baylys a prisoner in His Majesty's gaol of the County of Worcester being charged by a lewd woman living in Gloucestershire for begetting of a bastard child born in Overbury was bound over to the present Sessions of the Peace by Sir John Bucke and since committed to the gaol by Mr. Dr. Charlett upon the same occasion.  1/1/53/88  (1628)

Contents:
Prays "that as he is like to perish having no means of livelihood but by his labours it would please your worshipps to have compassion of his miserable state and to take such course for his delivery as may seem fitt in your great wisdom in charity and mercy."

Petition of Alice Weendore widow to the Justices of the Peace late wife of John Weendore.  1/1/53/90  (1628)

Contents:
Her late husband being "a Pensioner for his services done in the wars now being deceased three weeks before his decease lay long sick on your petitioner's hands being an old woman past her bodily labour and brought her far in debt in the time of his sickness and for his burying" prays them to continue to her the pension of her late husband.

Petition of Peter Kinward of Alfrick to the Justices of the Peace praying them to order the Overseers of Alfrick to pay to him the arrears of rent due to him for housing John Caradine.  1/1/53/91  (1628)

Petition of Edward Pitman a bastard born of the body of Joyce Pitman in the Parish of Elmbridge "and there hath been commorant ever since.  1/1/53/96  (1628)

Contents:
That his mother married one Hall to whom she brought great store of goods." Hall died in Worcester gaol his wife surviving him and is now dead. A sister of Hall's Frances Well of Elmly Lovett hath taken possession of all his mother's goods prays that all the property belonging to his mother Joyse Pitman deceased may be given to him and that the parishioners of Elmbridge may be ordered to find him a master.

Certificate that all controversies actions and strifes whatsoever from the beginning of the world unto this day between Edmond Stelding Thomas his son and Ann Maunsell Widow are determined and fully agreed so that they may get release in their fees.  1/1/53/80  29 September 1628

Contents:
Signed John Sparrye Endorsed "I doe believe this statement is trewe. Ry Greves." Get a release from Sir Richard Greves.

Certificate that search has been made in the house of John Evans for certain goods &c.  1/1/53/93  25 June 1628

Presentment by the Grand Jury at Sessions of William Gower and others for laying "mixens" in the King's highway of Edward Walker for not scouring his ditch lying towards Read Hill Crosse of George Dancer Gentleman for not scouring his ditch lying towards St. Katherine's Hill and of Thomas Symonds Esquire and the persons named for not giving help to the amendment of the causeways in St. Peters Parish as their neighbour's do according unto the warning to them directed.  1/1/53/89  1 October 1628

Examination before Francis Lord Bishop of Hereford of the wife of William Holliman of Clifton Midwife and others concerning the birth of a child of Joan Fido deceased begotten by Mathew Freeman her master.  1/1/53/87  23 September 1628

Contents:
The said Freeman and no other was the father. Endorsed "The said Joan Fido in her lifetime being convicted before me as Ordinary of the Diocese of Hereford did swear upon the Holy Evangelists that the said Mathew Freeman and none other had the carnal knowledge of the body of her the said Joan and that he was the father of the child she then went with at the delivery of which child she shortly after died." Fr. Herefd.

Examination before John Wylde of Richard Fleminge charged with sheep stealing from Robert Hanley.  1/1/53/94  (1628)

Depositions taken before John Wylde of Robert Hanley of Droitwich Butcher that Richard Fleminge was apprenticed to him for seven years and during the time of his apprenticeship the said Robert Hanley had lost or had stolen many sheep which he suspected the said Richard Fleminge to have stolen.  1/1/53/103  8 August 1628

Contents:
The deponent is informed that the said Richard Fleminge sold the flesh of a sheep to one Lacy a Butcher in Droitwich and the skin to one Weaver a Glover.

Order that the £3 8s. 1d. due to Thomas Chamberlayne Gentleman for arrears when he executed the place of Sub-Treasurer for the maimed soldiers for the County of Worcester shall be paid to him. Signed Per cur Fra Walker dep: Will J. Copenbury cler: pacis.  1/1/53/79  3 April 1628

Memorandum.  1/1/53/85  (1628)

Contents:
"John Beale married with Mr. Tomes' daughter. William Penny having 4 children tenant to John Barnes. Thomas Foot married Ann Hide daughter to Widow Hide. The Widow Bradford came into our parish with 4 children tenant to John Fane Humphrey Wiltonne for reletting two women being strangers the one being brought to bed and the other being very great with child and like to charge the parish. Referred to Mr. Leonard Jeffreys."

Presentment by William Mason of Birlingham one of the Constables for Parshore that the highway under Wadborough Park from a place there called the Gutter Acre to a place called Saltmeer Green is ruinous in great decay and that the inhabitants of Wadborough Park which is eight yard lands have for many years past done no repairs thereto.  1/1/52/27  10 June 1628

Presentment that the highway in the Parish of Dodnam is ruinous and impassable and ought to be amended by the Parish of Dodnam.  1/1/52/48  Trinity 1628

Petition of Evan Inon the younger to the Justices of the Peace praying them to order the Overseers of Norton by Kempsy where he hath lived for the space of 40 yeares and being not able to relieve himself or his wife both of them being above 80 years of age to make him and his wife a weekly allowance.  1/1/52/29  (1628)

Petition of William Spender and Christopher Matley Overseers of St. Michaels in Bedwardine whereas at the last press of soldiers for His Majestie's wars albeit the constable of the said parish brought before His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants for the County several able men. Nevertheless it pleased the said Deputy Lieutenants to chose for the same service one Henry Chamberlayne of St. Peters who voluntarily offered himself for St. Michaels and the wife of the said Chamberlayne now endeavours to obtain from St. Michaels weekly maintenance for keeping herself and only upon suggestion that her husband was pressed for the same parish whereas in very truth he went voluntarily. Prays to be freed from the said allowance.  1/1/52/30  (1628)

Petition of Andrew Colles and Hugh Perkes Overseers of Lulsley in the Parish of Suckley to the Justices of the Peace stating that John Wane of Whitborne and Margaret Davys of Lulsley were married in Lulsley and shortly afterwards went to Whitborne and remained there till the 10th of June when the said Margaret being great with child returned to Lulsley saying that she intended to continue there. Pray for an order to remove her to Whitborne.  1/1/52/31  (1628)

Petition of Elizabeth Hayes a poor prisoner in the House of Correction to the Justices of the Peace she has endured a long and cruel term of punishment being lame in her limbs and not able to get her living to relieve herself and her small infant having from Ribsford and Manston her 12d. a week the which your petitioner cannot have paid at any reasonable time by the Overseer of the Poor of Ribsford. Prays them to release her and to order the Overseers of Ribsford that they may appoint her a place of abode.  1/1/52/32  (1628)

Petition of Margaret Randle now present in Court to the Justices of the Peace stating that she living in Ombersley was set upon by Richard Smith Attendant on Lady Sandys and rudely beat and bruised to the great hazzard of life prays them to grant a warrant for the arrest of Richard Smith for assault.  1/1/52/33  (1628)

Petition of Margaret Evetts a poor prisoner in the House of Correction to the Justices of the Peace praying them to release her that she may work to support her child or if not to order the Parish of Mitton to make her an allowance.  1/1/52/35  (1628)

Petition of Francis Mann a prisoner in the House of Correction to the Justices of the Peace stating that he was indicted at the Assizes for stealing a horse belonging to Mr. Milward of Alchurch and acquitted but was afterwards committed to the House of Correction for the County where he ever since hath and yet doth remain. Prays to be released.  1/1/52/37  (1628)

Petition of the inhabitants of Flyford Flavell to the Justices of the Peace praying them to order Richard Kingsley of Abberton to remove his wife whom he has placed in a cottage of Thomas Tanner in Flyford Flavell where his wife doth live keeping the door always locked whom he told he had the consent of the inhabitants or to find security to save the parish harmless.  1/1/52/42  (1628)

Petition of William Paine of Worcester to the Justices praying for maintenance of two children of his late wife Susanna Fine by a former husband who had left Upton in debt.  1/1/52/44  (1628)

Contents:
As it was the place of their birth Paine had since his wife's death left the children there but they had been brought back to him.

Petition of Margery Carpenter "being a good four score and ten years or thereabouts" to the Justices of the Peace praying them to order the Overseers of Eckington to pay the arrears of her maintenance.  1/1/52/47  (1628)

Petition of Henry Cottrell a maimed Soldier praying that as it is a great charge to come hither from London quarterly to receive his pension they will yield him this half year's pay and also grant him an order that any one who shall shew the same on his behalf shall be entitled to receive the said pension as it shall fall due.  1/1/52/49  (1628)

Petition of Johanna Patterick Widow "lame and impotent" aged three score years and upwards to the Justices of the Peace praying for maintenance.  1/1/52/50  (1628)

Petition of Giles Daws to the Justices of the Peace praying that the Churchwardens and Overseers of Powick be ordered to pay him 25/- which they agreed to pay being but 12d. a week before they leave their office.  1/1/52/51  (1628)

Petition of James Winton of Sutton Sturring Gentleman to the Justices of the Peace that he was returned upon the Grand Jury at the last Easter Sessions and last Assizes he having no summons given him nevertheless Thomas Fitzer took his oath that he summoned him to appear upon the Grand Jury.  1/1/52/60  (1628)

Contents:
Prays that the said Thomas Fitzer may be examined concerning his false information. Fitzer was sworn as also Winton who said he was not at home on the day alleged. Both were ordered to attend the next Sessions.

Certificate.  1/1/52/34  10 June 1628

Contents:
"These are to certify that whereas there was an indictment passed upon the King's highway near unto Stourton Bridge for certain defects and defaults there to the great annoyance of all passengers. The way is now made very sufficient and the defaults are repaired by the inhabitants of Peopleton.
We certify repaired and amended.
Edward Angell Rector.
Ralph Hall Overseer of the Ways.
John Gough.
Christopher Townley.
William Bullock."

Certificate that "Richard Collins of Shipston his wife and two sons are ill members living contrary to the King's laws the allegations against Collins being that he is a drunkard railer using reviling speeches against the officers of the town that he maintains his wife and sons in stealing wood and breaking bridges that he hath been often and always tippling in Divine prayer on the Sabbath day. He doth seldom frequent Church."  1/1/52/38  (1628)

Certificate by the Minister and Churchwardens of Nether Whitton.  1/1/52/52  (1628)

Contents:
"Good Sir these are in briefe and as I live in Christ believe my neighbour Peter Brechall hath given bond of £20 to save the town of Nether Whitton harmless for all noise and hindrance or trouble that shall arise of Edward the misbegotten child of Margaret Costen. In witness whereof us whose names are under written will if required by oath testifie the same Vale.
Simon Nutt Churchwardens.
Thomas Longmore Churchwardens."

Certificate that all controversies between William Darling and Eleanor Pytt are ended concerning the lands taken by Mr. Cooke Justice of the Peace.  1/1/54/53  (1628)

Certificate by George Allen the Minister and the parishioners of Stoulton that being required by Christopher Souley to view how he has repaired the highway at Little Woolverton we found it very well and sufficient.  1/1/52/56  10 June 1628

Certificate by the inhabitants of Stourbridge that John Hodgkis Yeoman accused of being a man of evil disposition and a barrator is a honest sober and religious man he has lived most of his life in the town and borne office.  1/1/52/61  (1628)

Contents:
Signed by Sir Humphrey Perrott and others.

Examination before Sir John Bucke of Katharine Davys concerning her theft of certain woolen yarn belonging to Simon Doelittle of Kitherminster and examination of Margaret Harris concerning her receiving the said yarn.  1/1/52/36  17 May 1628

Examination before Sir Edward Sebright by Katherine Burford charged with stealing cloth from the stall of William Taylor at Kidderminster Fair.  1/1/52/40  23 May 1628

Order that Richard Kingsley of Abberton give security to the Churchwardens and Overseers of Flyford Flavell to discharge the said parish from any charge for his wife whom he had placed in a cottage of one Thomas Tanner in Flyford Flavell or else remove her therefrom.  1/1/52/39  (1628)

Order by Giles Savage and John. .. .. that Robert Bayles reputed father of the child of Eleanor Houseman keep the said child or give towards the maintenance thereof 18d. weekly and make satisfaction to Richard Houseman of Overbury for keeping the said child and its mother and that the said Eleanor "as soon as she can be apprehended be sent to the House of Correction there to be ordered and continue according as the Statute hath in that kind provided."  1/1/52/45  11 June 1628

"Articles by us whose names are under written whereby to obtain the good abearing against John Personn and Ann his wife in manner and form following.  1/1/52/43  (1628)

Contents:
Imprimis that the said John Personn and Ann his wife are disordered and lewd persons and of evil name and fame life and conversation in Stourbridge where they dwell.
Item that the said John Personn is a common drunkard sorcerer slanderer quareller and one that taketh upon him to tell fortunes and destinies.
Item that the said Ann Personn is a common slanderer or curser and one that of late hath committed divers affraies batteries bloodshed and other outrages against His Majesty's peace.
Item the said Ann Personn came into my house my wife being in child near to her time and would have cut off her nose for taking her husband a pennyworth of drink had not neighbours come in to help her by me. Thomas Jeffries.
Item that the said Ann Personn hath of late affirmed that she can and will make some of her honest neighbours to scrape and creep and those whom she hath cursed have not prospered and that those whom she shall curse will never prosper.
Item the said Ann Personn on Friday struck Robert Saunder's wife with a timber piece having a child in her arms and Margery Johnson with a hurt on the head and she lost so much blood which dangered her life.

Allegations of misdemeanour against Henry Hunt of Defford Clerk.  1/1/52/57  (1628)

Contents:
He is a common barrator and has uttered scandalous speeches against several of his neighbours even in the Church and has been known to break out into violent swearing before he came forth of the pulpit. He quarrelled with Richard Damannes calling him opprobious names and threw stones at him to provoke him to strike the said Henry Hunt saying that he would make him so poor with suits that the said Hunt would sell his mortuary for 2d. He has often picked quarrels with the said Damannes in Defford Church and said he was at the robbing of his the said Hunt's father's house and that the said Damannes had poisoned him the said Henry Hunt. He called one of his parishioners a whoreson dog being a very unchristianlike speech and most unfit to be used by a man of his calling. He said one of his parishioners was a devil.

Presentment that the highway in the Parish of Dodnam is ruinous and impassable and ought to be amended by the Parish of Dodnam.  1/1/52/48  Trinity 1628

Traverse by Richard Wyllys to an indictment charging him with expelling John Warman from a messuage and tenement at Ombersley.  1/1/52/55  (1628)

Warrant under the hands and seals of John Wylde and William Chylde to the Sheriff to summon a Jury at the house of John Usage in Ombersley and inquire concerning a forceable entry made into a certain messuage and lands of John Warman at Ombersley.  1/1/52/59  31 May 1628

Letter from Walter Marsten to Mr. Walker "I pray you call for my fees for these two recognizances and I shall rest yours in the like or any other affair of love. Yours in all fidelity Walter Marsten."  1/1/52/6  (1628)

Letter by Edmund Spackman Minister of Bradley and others to the Justices of the Peace.  1/1/52/41  (1628)

Contents:
"The town has always had a house of lodging and victualling licensed by the Justices for the relief of travellers and now the party formerly licensed being dead we recommend a certain person for a license to keep a victualling house for the use of travellers and workmen in regard to the sale and fall of the wood in the forest adjoining and for the relief of travellers who daily pass this way being a great road."

Jury List.  1/1/52/63  (1628)

Jury List.  1/1/52/64  (1628)

Names of the Chief Stewards Coroners &c.  1/1/52/65  (1628)

Jury List.  1/1/52/66  (1628)

Jury panel to inquire between the King and William Davies and Katherine Burford prisoners at the Bar.  1/1/52/67  (1628)

Jury List of these to inquire as to John Warman at Ombersley.  1/1/52/68  (1628)

Writ to the Sheriff to summon Chief Officers &c. to Sessions with List attached.  1/1/52/67  22 April 1628

Names of the Chief Constables and other Officers.  1/1/52/70  (1628)

Warrant under the hands of Sir Richard Grevis and Edward Cookes to the Sheriff to summon a Jury at the house of Nicholas Rudydale in Kings Norton to inquire concerning a forcible entry made in the land called Myll land of Edward Guest at Kings Norton.  1/1/54/49  11 August 1628

Information by Edward Guest of Kings Norton against Thomas Whorwood Richard Lowe Yeoman and Edward Guyse of Kings Norton Yeoman for a recuse.  1/1/54/47  15 August 1628

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Justices of the Peace Coroners and other Officers at the next Sessions.  1/1/54/48  (sic) 31 September 1628

Presentment that Piddle Bridge is and has been in decay and dangerous for passers over and that it ought to be repaired by the Bishop of Worcester and the Dean and Chapter of St. Peters Westminster.  1/1/54/60  (1628)

Presentment by the Constable of Ridmarley D'Abitot "William Good Gentleman I present for making several assaults upon Dorothy Duck Widow and for drawing her out of the house. I also present William Good for making an assault on John Hannings and taking his hat from him."  1/1/54/70  (1628)

Petition of George Hale Constable of Acton Beauchamp Hugh Hide and John Riley Overseers of the Poor and William Dugget one of the Churchwardens of the said parish to the Justices of the Peace stating that they laid out for trained soldiers Match and Muster Master's pension and other things concerning training the sum of 60s.and 4d. which sum the said Constable hath paid and laid out of his purse and hath caused the inhabitants of Acton Beauchamp to levy a loan for the payment thereof unto the Constable at the rate of 6s. 4d. a year which sum hath been demanded of the Constable and others of John Hide who utterly refused to pay the same.  1/1/54/71  (1628)

Contents:
Prays that John Hide who has a water corn mill in Acton Beauchamp may be ordered to pay his levies for match and powder for training soldiers and Muster Master's pension.

Examination before Francis Lord Bishop of Hereford of Timothy Pickering one of the petty Constables of Clifton concerning the escape of Thomas Turner his prisoner and recognizance of the said Timothy Pickering William Callowhill and William Grimes for the appearance of the said Timothy Pickering at Sessions.  1/1/54/72  25 October 1628

Jury List.  1/1/54/73  (1628)

Jury List to inquire into riot at King's Norton.  1/1/54/74  (1628)

Jury List to inquire into King's Norton riots.  1/1/54/75  (1628)

Warrant under the hands of Sir Richard Grevis and Edward Cookes to the Sheriff to summon a Jury.  1/1/54/76  (1628)

List of the Chief Stewards Coroners and other Officers.  1/1/54/77  (1628)

Jury list.  1/1/54/78  (1628)

Warrant under the hand of William Warmstry to the Keeper of the County Gaol to keep John Harcott in custody till he shall find sureties to keep the peace towards Joyce his wife. Memorandum of the sureties endorsed.  1/1/71/34  9 June 1628

Jury List names of the Jurors to inquire for our Lord the King for the Body of the County (15 names). Endorsed "Richard Skynner Ar Vic."  1/1/54/78  [1628]

5 Charles I: Sheriff Henry Bromley.  [no ref.]  1629

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by William Merryman of Tymberhanger Labourer Gilbert Hill of the same Yeoman and Richard Merryman of Woodcote in the Parish of Upton Warren Labourer for the appearance of the said William Merryman at Sessions.  1/1/54/23  3 January 1629

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Walter Nickles of Tymberhanger Husbandman Gilbert Butler of the same Gentleman and John Nickles of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Walter Nickles at Sessions.  1/1/54/20  3 January 1629

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Roger Nickles of Chadesley Corbett Scythesmith Gilbert Butler of Tymberhanger Gentleman of the same for the appearance of the said Roger Nickles at Sessions.  1/1/54/21  3 January 1629

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Nickles of Tymberhanger Husbandman Gilbert Butler of the same Gentleman and Roger Nickles of Chaddsley Corbett Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Nickles at Sessions.  1/1/54/22  3 January 1629

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Chaunce the younger of Tymberhanger in the Parish of Bromsgrove Yeoman John Chaunce the elder of the same Yeoman and John Lilley of Bromsgrove Draper for the appearance of the said John Chaunce [the younger] at Sessions.  1/1/54/19  7 January 1629

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by. .. .. .. for the appearance of Edward Colinge at Sessions.  1/1/54/43  8 January 1629

(imperfect)

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Tomkyns of Worcester Esquire Richard Clewar of Broadwas Blacksmith and John Pytts of Broadwas Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Pytts at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/54/37  9 January 1629

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Clewar of Broadwas Yeoman Richard Morton of Leighe Yeoman and James Rowberry of Wichenford Yeoman for the appearance of the said James Rowberry at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Elizabeth Pytte.  1/1/54/40  10 January 1629

Recognizance before John Savage and Edward Cookes by Walter Maddocks Yeoman Edward Dillworth Yeoman and Thomas Derrye Victualler all of Hanbury for the said Thomas Derrye to keep an orderly alehouse.  1/1/54/42  9 October 1629

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Abbington of Whistones Labourer to appear at the next Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery to prosecute John Colley for stealing and carrying away certain linen the property of the said Thomas Abbington.  1/1/54/9  10 January 1629

Presentment by the Grand Jury that Piddle Bridge is in decay that the Bishop of Worcester ought to repare the east end thereof and the Dean of Westminster the west end. Plea of not guilty endorsed.  1/1/54/62  13 January 1629

6 Charles I: Sheriff William Jefferies.  [no ref.]  1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Edmund Yarrington Blacksmith Richard Symonds Yeoman and Henry Daybanke Husbandman all of Martley for the appearance of the said Edmund Yarrington at Sessions charged by Elizabeth Houseman of Martley single woman to have unlawfully begotten her with child.  1/1/76/6  13 January 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Sommers of Whistones Gentleman Richard Brooke of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Clothier and John Jackson of Burshome in the County of Stafford Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Jackson at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards George Tandy.  1/1/81/11  15 January 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Jordayne of Shrawley Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Richard Jones of Shrawley Labourer charged with feloniously taking away one sheep part of the goods of some person unknown.  1/1/76/1  7 February 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Hopkins of Shrawley Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Richard Jones charged with sheep stealing.  1/1/76/2  7 February 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Francis Anthonies of Astley Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Richard Jones charged with sheep stealing.  1/1/76/3  7 February 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Brian Seaborne of Shrawley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Richard Jones charged with sheep stealing.  1/1/76/4  7 February 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Richard Jones of Shrawley Labourer William Jones of the City of Worcester Husbandman and John Brewer of Shrawley Labourer for the appearance of the said Richard Jones at Sessions who is charged with feloniously taking one sheep part of the goods of some person unknown.  1/1/76/5  7 February 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Toye of Wolverley Yeoman and Henry Pitt of the same for the appearance of the said Henry Pitt at Sessions.  1/1/81/12  22 February 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Pitt and John Toye of Wolverley Yeomen for the appearance of the said John Toye at Sessions.  1/1/81/13  22 February 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Roger Perkes Carpenter James Deane Shoemaker and William Fydoe Tailor all of Whistons for the appearance of the said William Fydoe at Sessions.  1/1/81/14  24 February 1630

Contents:
Endorsed "Bound by Mr. Ingram on warrant of the good behaviour and bailed hereby."

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Brasier and John Pierce of Rock Husbandmen and Edward Brasier of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Edward Brasier at Sessions and for his keeping the peace toward Thomas Inetts.  1/1/81/9  3 March 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Edward Brasier and William Hay of Rock Husbandmen and Thomas Brasier son of the said Edward for the appearance of the said Thomas Brasier at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Inetts.  1/1/81/10  3 March 1630

Recognizance before William Childe by George Walesgrove otherwise Fleete Edward Walesgrove otherwise Fleete and John Walesgrove Cooper all of Ombersley for the appearance of the said George Walesgrove at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Robert Wheeler. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/81/2  1 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Inetts of Rock Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute the above named Thomas Brasier whom he hath charged with feloniously taking away a certain wooden bettle and certain faggotts his goods.  1/1/81/5  6 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Edward Brasier of Rock Husbandman Edward Boylston of Bewdley and Thomas Brasier son of the said Edward for the appearance of the said Thomas Brasier at Sessions.  1/1/81/8  6 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Maasjah Mather of Rock Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Thomas Brasier son of Edward Brasier of Rock Husbandman charged with stealing a wooden bettle the goods of Thomas Inetts of Rocke Yeoman.  1/1/81/4  8 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Lewis Peirce of Rock Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against the above named Thomas Brasier.  1/1/81/6  13 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Lewis Dalley of Rock Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against the above named Thomas Brasier.  1/1/81/7  13 April 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Buller otherwise Wall of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman John Hunley of Eckyngton Yeoman and John Greene of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Greene at Sessions.  1/1/55/24  14 April 1630

Recognizance before Thomas Good by William Lambert of Corse in the county of Gloucester Clerk John Cockeshutte of the same Husbandman and. .. .. . Cottrell of Newen [t] in the County of Gloucester Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Lambert at Sessions.  1/1/55/4  14 April 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Langford of St. Martins in the City of Worcester Gentleman James Hill of Upton upon Severn Gentleman Thomas Charles of St. Johns in Bedwardine Husbandman Thomas Davyes and Thomas Farmer of the same Husbandman. .. .. . for the appearance of the said Thomas Charles Thomas Davyes and Thomas Farmer at Sessions.  1/1/55/7  15 April 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Pratte Gentleman John Bentley Yeoman and Fulke Bentley Yeoman all of Wicke next Parshore for the appearance of the said Fulke Bentley at Sessions for a bastard child born at Wick by Parshore.  1/1/55/25  15 April 1630

Recognizance before. .. .. .. . by Ralph Bridger of Alvechurch Labourer to appear at Sessions and prosecute William Gittens of Sedgeley and Richard Bayliss of Treddington Labourer prisoner in His Majesty's gaol at Worcester charged by Ralph Bridger with stealing his goods.  1/1/55/3  17 April [1630]

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Doodinge of St. Swithin's in the City of Worcester Weaver Walter Wall of the same Weaver and John Ellis of Yardley Gentleman for the appearance of the said John Ellis at Sessions "for selling ale at Yardley without licence and keeping disorder. Mr. Easteman testifieth."  1/1/55/11  17 April 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Wall otherwise Buller of St. Michaels in Bedwardine William Ricketts of Stoulton Husbandman and Frances Baker of the same Widow for the appearance of the said Frances Baker at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards John Oliver.  1/1/55/9  21 April 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Henry Alexander Baker Henry Chaunce Yeoman and Thomas Alvchurch all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Henry Alexander at Sessions.  1/1/55/20  21 April 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Knight Shoemaker Thomas Veale Husbandman and Thomas Taylor Butcher all of Allchurch for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor at Sessions  1/1/55/10  24 April 1630

Recognizance before John Charlett by Nicholas Andrews of Holy Cross in Parshore Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions to answer for not paying to the poor the money by him collected from the petitioners of the poore concerning the business and for depriving Sybil Birch of her portion.  1/1/55/5  27 April 1630

Recognizance before Humphrey S[alway] by Thomas Doleman. .. .. Nicholls Husbandman and [William] Dalloe Mason all of Cleobury in the County of Salop for the appearance of the said William Dalloe at Sessions.  1/1/55/2  29 April 1630

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Pert son of Richard Pert of Parshore Labourer Margaret Pert and Sybil Roberts Widow for their appearance at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards Thomas Astbury the younger of Parshore Tailor.  1/1/55/6  29 April 1630

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Asterly of Parshore Tailor and William Newman for the appearance of the said William Newman at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Margaret Pert.  1/1/55/18  29 April 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Edward Dillworth of Hanbury Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Walter Parker a prisoner in gaol.  1/1/55/8  10 May 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by William Poridge of Hanbury Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Walter Parker a prisoner in gaol charged with suspicion of felony.  1/1/55/15  10 May 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Ann Dillworth of Hanbury Spinster to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Walter Parker a prisoner in gaol charged with suspicion of felony.  1/1/55/14  10 May 1630

Recognizance before William Ingram by John Hopton of Shrawley Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/55/26  18 May 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Arnold Beane of All Saints in the City of Worcester and Philip Yarrow of Wychenford Husbandman for the appearance of the said Philip Yarrow at Sessions to answer for the taking away his son from Charles Potter of Kytherminster to whom he was apprenticed and placing him with the said Arnold Beane.  1/1/55/12  21 May 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Saunders Baker and William Davys Ropier both of St. Helens in the City of Worcester for the appearance of John Brooke at Sessions.  1/1/55/13  21 May 1630

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Wallen Badger and Thomas Doyley Tailor both of Grafton Flyvord for the appearance of Margaret Wallen wife of the said Thomas Wallen at Sessions.  1/1/55/19  22 May 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Humphrey Seale Mason John Harman otherwise Benar Husbandman and Richard Shinton Husbandman all of Astwood in the Parish of Feckenham for the appearance of the said Humphrey Seale at Sessions.  1/1/55/16  29 May 1630

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Robert Seale Mason John Benaar otherwise [Harman] Husbandman and Richard Shinton Labourer for the appearance of the said Robert Seale at Sessions.  1/1/55/17  29 May 1630

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell by John Towne John Rodge and William Pinnett all of Upton upon Severn Yeomen for the appearance of the said John Towne at Sessions.  1/1/55/1  (1630)

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Godfrey Robert Allen Taylor and John Peachy for the appearance of the said John Peachey at Sessions.  1/1/55/21  (1630)

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Contents:
"See the information of John Peachy."

Indictment of Magdalen Hewes wife of Walter Hewes of Feckenham Husbandman for breaking and entering the close of Ann Cookes at Callowhill in the Parish of Feckenham. A true Bill.  1/1/55/23  (1630)

Indictment of John Jones of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Labourer for performing at Upton on Severn under a so called license from Sir Henry Harbert Knight Master of the Revells in these words "To all Mayors Sheriffs Justices of the Peace Bayliffs Con[stables] and all other His Majestey's officers true liege men and subjects and to every of them greeting know ye that whereas the King's Most Excellent Majestie hath granted unto the Master. .. .. .. Commission under the Great Seal of England giving thereby charge with full power and authority to the Master of the Revells and his deputy for the orde[ring]. .. .. . and putting down of all Plays Players and Playmakers as of all other shewes whatsoever in all places within His Majesty's Realm of England as well wi[thin] as without I have by these presents lycensed and authorised John Jones Anne his wife Richard Payne Richard Jones and their assistants to set forth and shew. .. .. . motion with divers stories in it as also tumbling vaulting sleight of hand and other such like feats of activity requiring you and every of you in. .. .. . suffer and permit the said John Jones and Ann his wife Richard Payne Richard Jones and their assistants quietly to pass together with their said shews with. .. .. . trumpets as they or any of them shall think fitting for the same from time to time and at all times without any lett or molestation. .. .. . places of jurisdiction Townes Corporate Cities or Boroughs whatsoever within the Realm of England they behaving themselves ho[nestly]. .. .. laws of the Realm. .. .. on the Sabboth day or in the time of Divine Service you affording them your. .. . ." Such license being false and counterfeit.  1/1/55/31  (1630)

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Indictment of Richard Cooke of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Labourer for breaking and entering the close of Thomas Penmaston at Knighton upon Teame and spoiling the growing trees therein. A true Bill.  1/1/55/32  (1630)

Indictment of William Saadlander John Fisher of Upton upon Severn and others for riotously and illegally assembling at night and assaulting John Maddocks the younger. A true Bill.  1/1/55/33  (1630)

Indictment of Ralph Bulock of Tardebigge for obstructing a road. A true Bill.  1/1/55/34  (1630)

(Fragment)

Indictment of. .. Wth. .. . of the Parish of St. Peters for keeping a tippling house without a license and selling ale and beer there. A true Bill.  1/1/55/35  (1630)

(Fragment)

Indictment of Thomas Smyth Scythegrinder and Katharine his wife and Elizabeth Cole wife of John Cole Scythegrinder all of Bellbroughton for forcibly disseizing Frances Brooke Widow of her close and barn at Bellbroughton. A true Bill.  1/1/55/36  (1630)

Indictment of. .. . Roberts of St. Johns in Bedwardine Labourer and Richard Deakyn of the same Labourer for breaking and entering a certain close at Great Malvern. A true Bill.  1/1/55/37  (1630)

Indictment of Francis B. .. . for a theft from Francis Sheldon at Abberton of "a flaxen pillow beere."  1/1/55/38  (1630)

Indictment of Owen Roberts for forcible entry at Powick. A true Bill.  1/1/55/39  (1630)

(Fragment)

Indictment of William Cawse for not setting four acres to a cottage. A true Bill.  1/1/55/40  (1630)

(Fragment)

Indictment of William Hill Yeoman for breaking and entering the close of William White in Halesowen. A true Bill.  1/1/55/41  (1630)

Indictment of William Hasould Blacksmith for forcibly breaking and entering the close of William White in Halesowen. A true Bill.  1/1/55/42  (1630)

Indictment of William Gibbons Labourer and Richard Baylis Labourer both of Alvechurch for breaking into the house of Ralph Bridger at Alvechurch and stealing therefrom a pewter pot of the value of five shillings. A true Bill.  1/1/55/43  (1630)

Indictment of Ann Woolmer of Knighton Widow for obstinately and persistently keeping a common tippling house and selling ale and beer there without any license of any Justice.  1/1/55/44  (1630)

Indictment of Walter Parker of Hanbury Labourer for stealing one sheep worth two shillings.  1/1/55/45  (1630)

Indictment of Owen Roberts alias Mere[dith] for forcible entry. A true Bill.  1/1/55/46  (1630)

(Fragment)

Indictment for the non repair of Piddle Bridge.  1/1/55/22  (1630)

(Fragment)

Presentment "We present that a certain Bridge called Paxford Bridge within the Parish of Blockley is ruinated and decayed so that the King's Majesty's subjects cannot pass over the same with their horses and other cattle without great peril the same Bridge being placed in the King's highway and is a Bridge necessary for all the King's subjects that has occasion to travel. .. . way to pass over."  1/1/55/28  (1630)

(Fragment)

Presentment that a Bridge in Grafton Flyvord is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants there.  1/1/55/29  (1630)

Presentment of various persons for breaking a close called Washehouse Meadowe at Callowhill in the Parish of Feckenham.  1/1/55/30  (1630)

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Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Justices of the Peace Coroners and other Officers at the next Sessions. Endorsed Will. Jefferies Ar. Vic.  1/1/55/27  6 April 1630

Jury List.  1/1/55/47  (1630)

Jury panel.  1/1/55/48  (1630)

List of Chief Stewards and other Officers.  1/1/55/49  (1630)

(Fragment)

7 Charles I: Sheriff Sir Arthur Smythies.  [no ref.]  1631

Recognizance before Edward Lord Dudley by Thomas Hadon of Rowley Regis in the County of Stafford Yeoman Humphrey Bradley of Dudley Yeoman and Thomas Tyrer of Pedmore Yeoman for the appearance of the said Thomas Tyrer at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Edward Skelding Yeoman.  1/1/81/1  17 January 1631

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Tudman of Bromsgrove Pewterer and John Rastall and Thomas Bayliss of the same Shoemaker for the appearance of the said John Tudman at Sessions.  1/1/81/26  18 January 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by Samuel Newman of Evesham Labourer to appear at Sessions and to give such information to the Court as he knoweth concerning the suspicion of incontinency between Thomas Yearnall of Lenchwick and his sister Margaret Newman.  1/1/81/35  18 January 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by Giles Burt of Great Hampton Yeoman and John Sheriffe Constable of Great Hampton for the appearance of the said Giles Burt at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Robert Taylor of Great Hampton Yeoman. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/81/37  20 January 1631

Recognizance before Edward Lord Dudley by Henry Grove of Dudley Tailor George Cluer of Tippington in the County of Stafford Nailer and Henry Robbins of Dudley Nailer for the appearance of the said Henry Robins at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Russell.  1/1/81/1  16 February 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Frances Baker of Stoulton Widow John Whooper of St. Martins in the City of Worcester Weaver and Nathaniel Brewar of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker for the appearance of the said Frances Baker at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Eleanor Oliver.  1/1/81/36  21 February 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by George Langford of St. Martins in the City of Worcester Gentleman to appear at Sessions and prosecute William Tandy for theft.  1/1/81/24  1 March 1631

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Robert Woodhouse of Maumble Husbandman and Walter Brooke of Stildon Husbandman for the appearance of the said Walter Brooke at Sessions.  1/1/81/3  2 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Francis Bradley of Flyvard Flavell Yeoman and Richard Wakeman of the same Clerk for the appearance of the said Richard Wakeman at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Porter otherwise Baker.  1/1/81/15  7 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Giles Layte of All Saints in the City of Worcester Cooper John Yeates of St. Helens in the said City Cooper and William Porter otherwise Baker of Flyvard Favell Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Porter at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Wakeman.  1/1/81/16  8 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Anthony Palmer of St. Swithins in the City of Worcester Clothier and Giles Layte of All Saints in the said City Cooper for the appearance of Elizabeth Phillips wife of John Phillips of Flyvard Flavell at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Richard Wakeman.  1/1/81/17  8 March 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Richard Pitt of Kidderminster Gentleman and Simon Doelittle of the same and George Wilkes of the same for the appearance of the said George Wilkes at Sessions.  1/1/81/38  8 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Richard Baker of Flyvord Flavell Cooper and Richard Heminge and Laurence Hues of Rous Lench Carpenter for the appearance of the said Richard Baker at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/81/27  9 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Thomas Wagstaffe of Flyvord Flavell Blacksmith and Richard Porter otherwise Baker and William Porter otherwise Baker of the same Coopers for the appearance of the said William Porter at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Wakeman of Flyvord Flavell Clerk.  1/1/81/28  10 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by William Porter otherwise Baker and Richard Porter otherwise Baker of Flyvord Flavell Coopers and Ann Baker otherwise Porter of the same Spinster for the appearance of the said Ann Baker at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards the above named Richard Wakeman Clerk.  1/1/81/29  10 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Phillips Husbandman and Thomas Wagstaffe Blakesmith both of Flyvard Flavell for the appearance of the said John Phillips at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Wakeman  1/1/81/18  12 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and William Warmstry by Richard Jones of Newdwyck's Court in the Parish of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Weaver Robert Shreeve otherwise Shreefe of St. Martins in the said City Broad Weaver and William Tandy of St. Johns in Bedwardine Wiredrawer for the appearance of the said William Tandy at Sessions to answer a charge of theft  1/1/81/23  12 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Wakeman and Thomas Wakeman of Flyvord Flavell Clerks for the appearance of Eleanor Wakeman wife of the said Richard Wakeman and Robert Dorothy Tabitha Susanna and Ann Wakeman at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards Elizabeth Phillips  1/1/81/19  14 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Shelrocke of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Baker Richard Wakeman of Flyvord Flavell Clerk and Thomas Wakeman of the same Clerk for the appearance of the said Thomas Wakeman at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Elizabeth Phillips  1/1/81/20  14 March 1631

Recognizance before Sir Edward Sebright Knight and Baronet by John Hasall Innholder Richard Morris Tailor and Dorothy Agborrowe Widow all of Kidderminster for the appearance of the said Dorothy Agborrowe at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards James Bowter of Kidderminster Gentleman  1/1/81/43  30 March 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by Alexander Dixon of Holberrow Green in the Parish of Inkbarrow Yeoman to appear at Sessions and give such information as he knoweth against Thomas Yearnall of Lenchwick Yeoman concerning the suspicion had of incontinency between the said Thomas and one Margaret Newman  1/1/81/34  3 April 1631

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Morrys of Inckbarrow Carpenter and William Palmer of the same for the appearance of the said John Morrys and Fortune his wife at Sessions  1/1/81/25  6 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Walker of Kytherminster Weaver and Samuel Ashley of the same Carpenter for the appearance of Margaret wife of the said Samuel Ashley at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards John Cole of Kidderminster  1/1/81/21  9 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Heywood and John Cole of Kytherminster Shoemakers for the appearance of the said John Cole at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Margaret Ashley  1/1/81/22  9 April 1631

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Horton and William Scullowe Yeomen and William Suton Tanner all of Alchurch otherwise Alvechurch for the appearance of the said William Suton at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Taylor of Alchurch Butcher  1/1/81/39  13 April 1631

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Horton and William Scullowe Yeomen and Edward Taylor Tanner all of Alchurch otherwise Alvechurch for the appearance of the said Edward Taylor at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Taylor of Alchurch Butcher  1/1/81/40  13 April 1631

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by the above named Thomas Horton and William Scullowe and Newneham Taylor the elder of Alchurch Tanner for the appearance of the said Newnham Taylor at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Taylor of Alchurch Butcher  1/1/81/41  13 April 1631

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Thomas Horton William Scullowe and Robert Suton of Alchurch Tanner for the appearance of the said Robert Suton at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Taylor  1/1/81/42  13 April 1631

Recognizance before John Wylde by Thomas Chaunce of Hadzor Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions  1/1/81/30  14 April 1631

Recognizance before John Wylde by William Washborne of Tibberton Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions  1/1/81/31  16 April 1631

Recognizance before John Wylde by Gabriel Baker of Hadzor Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions  1/1/81/32  16 April 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Yearnall and John Haynes both of Lenchwick Husbandmen for the appearance of Thomas Yearnall at Sessions to answer what shall be objected against him concerning his alleged incontinence with Margaret Newman. Endorsed "John Haynes bound in £40 to bring up Thomas Yearnall concerning a bastard childe."  1/1/81/33  16 April 1631

Recognizance before William Childe by Thomas Wynall and John Burton of Ombersley Yeomen for the appearance of the said Thomas Wynall at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Robert Moyle  1/1/56/1  17 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Simon Jewkes of Wolverley Gentleman Edward Bowyer of Kytherminster Gentleman and Edward Crane of Franche in the Parish of Kytherminster Wiredrawer for the appearance of the said Edward Crane at Sessions  1/1/56/15  19 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Nicholas Webbe Miller and Nicholas Callowe Carpenter both of Kytherminster to appear at Sessions prosecute and give evidence against John Eyres for theft  1/1/56/16  19 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and William Ingram by Francis Baggett John Weaver and Walter Martin otherwise Weaver of Little Wittley Husbandman for the said Walter Martin keeping and observing all the articles and orders set forth and to be observed by victuallers  1/1/56/30  22 April 1631

Recognizance before John Wylde by Edward Broade Gentleman Charles Broade Gentleman and Elizabeth Broade Spinster all of Elmebridge for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Broade at Sessions to answer touching a bastard child of which she was lately delivered.  1/1/56/22  25 April 1631

Recognizance before John Wylde by Edward Purshill Gentleman Samuel Purshill Yeoman and James Purshill Yeoman all of Elmebridge for the appearance of the said James Purshill at Sessions to answer touching a bastard child begotten on the body of one Elizabeth Broade Spinster being charged by the said Elizabeth to be the father thereof  1/1/56/23  25 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Robert Haines Yeoman and William Hunt Yeoman both of Shipston upon Stower for the appearance of Catherine Haines at Sessions  1/1/56/5  26 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by George Smyth of Shipston upon Stower Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Tomlins and his wife and Christiana Gunn of Shipston upon Stower for felony  1/1/56/6  26 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Laurence Avies of Shipston upon Stower Butcher to appear at Sessions and prosecute Katherine Haines for felony  1/1/56/7  26 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis Edward Cookes and Richard S.. . by William Smyth Scythesmith and William Hitchens Miller both of Sturbridge for the appearance of Richard Smarte and Margaret his wife at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards George Wynsburst  1/1/56/55  26 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Christiana Gunn Spinster Richard Gunn Shoemaker and Edward Pittway all of Shipston upon Stower for the appearance of the said Christiana Gunn at Sessions  1/1/56/4  28 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by John Tomlins of Shipston upon Stower Yeoman Edward Pitway of the same Victualler and Robert Haines of the same Labourer for the appearance of the said John Tomlins at Sessions  1/1/56/8  28 April 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Edward Pitway of Shipston upon Stower Yeoman and Robert Haines Victualler for the appearance of Margaret Tomlins at Sessions  1/1/56/9  28 April 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Calloway of Shraley (sic) Mason to appear at Sessions and prosecute Robert Bennetland Henry Angell and Mary Greene for theft  1/1/56/20  28 April 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Edwards of Harvington Labourer to appear at Sessions and prosecute Jane Worley otherwise Higgins of Harvington Spinster for theft  1/1/56/29  4 June 1631

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Martin Bludworth Yeoman Rice Taylor Mercer and Al.. .. Tanner Wiredrawer all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Martin Bludworth at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Ann Fawkes of Bromsgrove Spinster.  1/1/56/24  4 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Robinson of Feckenham Husbandman William Wall otherwise Bullar of St. Michaels Worcester Yeoman and Thomas Stephens of Feckenham for the appearance of the said Thomas Robbinson at Sessions.  1/1/56/17  5 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Whooper Labourer and John Baker Gentleman both of Chadgley Corbett for the appearance of the said Thomas Whooper at Sessions.  1/1/56/18  6 June 1631

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Mary Greene of Whistons Widow Jasper Smyth of Claynes Tailor and John Williams of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Mary Greene at Sessions to answer a charge of theft.  1/1/56/19  9 May 1631

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by John Evans of Heightington Husbandman for the appearance of Jane Evans his wife at Sessions.  1/1/56/21  9 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir Richard Grevis and Edward Cookes by Francis Potter Vintner Henry Potter Yeoman and William Kettle Yeoman all of Kings Norton that the said Francis Potter being licensed to keep a common alehouse he shall not suffer any unlawful plays or games to be used within the said house nor any evil rule or order to be kept within the same during the time of his said license but to behave himself therein in every respect according to His Majesty's laws in that behalf provided.  1/1/56/32  10 May 1631

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Edward Avenant of Walker's Heath Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Mary Hill now a prisoner in gaol on a charge of felony.  1/1/56/25  11 May 1631

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Margaret Lynn of Walker's Heath Spinster to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Mary Hill.  1/1/56/26  11 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Coocksey of All Saints in the City of Worcester Clothier and John Dowles of Defford for the appearance of Mary Dowles wife of the said John Dowles at Sessions to answer for charge of felony.  1/1/56/12  14 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell by Nicholas Andrews Husbandman George Gregary Blacksmith and George Oliver Gardener all of Parshoare for the appearance of the said Nicholas Andrews at Sessions. Endorsed "He has not paid the fees" (non solvit fedos).  1/1/56/27  23 May 1631

Recognizance before Giles Savage by Thomas Tillet of Parshore Husbandman Thomas Staunton of the same Husbandman and Henry Harrison of the same Labourer for the appearance of the said Henry Harrison at Sessions.  1/1/56/11  26 May 1631

Recognizance before Giles Savage by Ralph Tovie of Elmley Castle Weaver Nicholas Andrewes of Parshore Husbandman and Richard Ganderton of the same Labourer for the appearance of the said Richard Ganderton at Sessions.  1/1/56/10  27 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Evan Powell Blacksmith James Cooke Yeoman and Richard Webbe Yeoman all of Great Malvern for the appearance of the said Evan Powell at Sessions.  1/1/56/13  28 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Ellys of Ombersley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Eleanor Lewys for theft.  1/1/56/14  28 May 1631

Recognizance before William Childe by John Foxall of Astley Carpenter John Pattricke of Holte and Richard Holland of Ridmarley Glover for the appearance of the said John Foxall at Sessions to answer for theft.  1/1/56/2  30 May 1631

Recognizance before William Childe by Humphrey Pynner of Astley Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Foxall for theft.  1/1/56/3  30 May 1631

Recognizance before Sir Thomas Russell by Simon Warner of Blockley Clothworker Thomas Warner of Parshoare Miller and John Horseman of Blockley Clothworker for the appearance of the said Simon Warner at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Peart.  1/1/56/28  30 May 1631

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Line of Treddington Labourer for his appearance at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/56/31  30 May 1631

Indictment of George Webb Husbandman and Francis Pretty Yeoman both of Hagley for breaking and entering the close of Thomas Wellett in Hagley and digging a ditch there. A true Bill.  1/1/56/34  (1631)

Indictment of Charles Hudson of Blockley Yeoman for converting a sheep house into a cottage for the habitation of John Shirley at Blockley and not laying four acres thereto. A true Bill.  1/1/56/35  (1631)

Indictment of Thomas Haywood of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker for that on the 1st May in the 7th year of our Lord Charles now King of England being a Sunday he sold to one Henry Barnes a pair of shoes and other goods to divers persons unknown thereby on the said day carrying on his craft and occupation contrary to the form of the Statute. A true Bill.  1/1/56/36  (1631)

Similar Indictment of Walter Symes of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker for selling a pair of shoes to Thomas Hill and carrying on his trade on a Sunday. A true Bill.  1/1/56/37  (1631)

Similar Indictment of Thomas Lewis of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker for selling shoes to James Taylor and carrying on his trade on a Sunday. A true Bill.  1/1/56/39  (1631)

Indictment of John Ayres of Kyddermynster Labourer for breaking into the mill house of Nicholas Webbe at Kidderminster and taking therefrom three strikes of mixed corn meal. A true Bill.  1/1/56/38  (1631)

Indictment of John Tomlyns Labourer and Margaret his wife and Christiana Greene Spinster all of Shipston upon Stower for stealing two white "weather" sheep the goods of Edward Walker at Blockley. A true Bill.  1/1/56/40  (1631)

Indictment of Jane Worley otherwise Higgins of Harvington Spinster for stealing from Catherine Turman a ruffe band worth 4d. a piece of hempe cloth worth 6d. and two aprons worth 4d. A true Bill.  1/1/56/41  (1631)

Indictment of John Etheridge of Kitherminster Victualler for both before and after the 21st day of May 1601 allowing tipling gaming and other unlawful acts in his house during Divine service. A true Bill.  1/1/56/42  (1631)

Indictment of Eleanor Hewes of Ombersley Spinster for breaking and entering the close of Richard Elby at Ombersley and stealing therefrom one white lamb worth two shillings. Not a true Bill.  1/1/56/44  (1631)

Indictment of John Foxall of Astley Carpenter for breaking and entering the house of Humphrey Pinner at Astley and stealing therefrom five hose of the value of ten shillings. Not a true Bill.  1/1/56/46  (1631)

Indictment of Thomas Beare otherwise Thomason of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemaker for carrying on his trade on a Sunday by selling a pair of shoes to William Rensall. A true Bill.  1/1/56/47  (1631)

Indictment of John Greene of Eckington Yeoman for forcibly disseising Thomas Harborne from the possession of his close at Eckington. A true Bill.  1/1/56/48  (1631)

Indictment of Mary Hill of King's Norton Widow for breaking and entering the house of Thomas Avenant at Kings Norton and stealing therefrom two aprons a mallet one piece of hempen cloth two pieces of flaxen cloth two shirts three kerchiefs 8 handkerchiefs 4 neckcloths 2 coifs one stomacher one ruffe band one pair of ruffles of the value of 20s. 4d. A true Bill.  1/1/56/49  (1631)

Indictment of the said Mary Hill for stealing certain articles of linen the property of various people from the close of Thomas Avenant at Kings Norton. A true Bill.  1/1/56/50  (1631)

Indictment of Thomas Smyth of Belbroughton Scythe Grinder and Katherine his wife and Elizabeth wife of John Cole of Belbroughton Scythe Grinder for forcibly disseising Frances Brooke Widow of one barn and a quarter of an acre of land being the free tenement of the said Frances Brooke at Belbroughton. A true Bill.  1/1/81/45  (1631)

Indictment of Thomas Brasier of Rock Husbandman for stealing a wooden bettle value 8d. fifty faggots value 2s. and 20 bushels of sea coal value 20d. the goods of Thomas Inett at Rock. Not a true Bill.  1/1/81/46  (1631)

Indictment of Thomas Goffe of Belbroughton Yeoman Sheriff's Bailiff for extortionately taking from William Cole 15s. for his fee in executing a warrant for the recovery of a debt of 60s. and 40s. damages due from the said William Cole. A true Bill.  1/1/81/47  (1631)

Indictment of William Tandie of St. Johns in Bedwardine Labourer for breaking into the house of George Langford Gentleman at St. Johns in Bedwardine and stealing therefrom half a peck of pease value 8d. A true Bill.  1/1/81/48  (1631)

Indictment of Richard Taylor of Barne Greene in the Parish of Allchurch Yeoman for removing a stile being in a certain parcel of land called Stenell in the highway leading from a certain place called Hoppwood within the Parish of Allchurch to the parish Church of Allchurch used by the King's subjects coming from the said place called Hoppwood to the said parish Church. A true Bill.  1/1/81/49  (1631)

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Coroners and other Officers at the next Sessions. Endorsed Arthur Smythies Miles Vic  1/1/56/33  9 April 1631

Presentment that Home Bridge within the Parishes of Clifton upon Teame and Martley is in decay and that the inhabitants of the Hundred of Dodingtree ought to repair the same.  1/1/56/43  (1631)

Writ to the Sheriff to distrain Christopher Solley of Peopleton and others for their appearance at the Sessions as a Jury for the trial of Edward East of Yardley Gentleman and Thomas East of the same Gentleman for a riot.  1/1/56/45  19 April 1631

Representation that John Etheridge one of the Surveyors of the highway in the Parish of Kidderminster refuses to account for moneys received from the parishioners for the highways and that he keeps a common victualling dicing and gaming house and doth continually entice thereto good men children servants and prentices out of Bewdley.  1/1/56/51  2 June 1631

Memorandum that Robert Bennetland Henry Angell and Mary Greene charged by William Walsh with stealing one feather bed abolster and coverlett of the value of 10s. were acquitted Mary Hill charged with stealing linen was convicted John Tomblins Margaret Tomblins and Christiana Grene for stealing two weather sheep worth 20s. the goods of Edward Walsh were acquitted of the charge of theft and Mary Hill and Jane Worley alias Huggins for stealing linen convicted.  1/1/56/52  (1631)

Another Memorandum concerning the same persons.  1/1/56/53  (1631)

Presentment that Henry Cartyr and Bridget his wife of Wassett Moor in Fladburie keep a common and disorderly tipling house and sell ale without. .. .. . a license for anything we do know and that the bridge at Wyre Piddle Brook is out of order and in decay which is a great wrong to the county. It ought to be repaired by the Bishop of Worcester on the one side and the Dean of Westminster the other.  1/1/56/54  8 June 1631

Jury List for the Body of the County.  1/1/56/56  (1631)

Jury panel between the King and John Bennetland and others.  1/1/56/57  (1631)

Jury List to inquire into the Yardley riots.  1/1/56/58  (1631)

Jury List.  1/1/56/59  (1631)

Letter from the Privie Council.  1/1/56/60  2 April 1631

Contents:
"To our verie loving friends the High Sheriff and Justices of the Peace of the County of Worcester or to any of them.
"After our very heartie commendations. We cannot but greatly marvel that notwithstanding His Majesty's Proclamation the Book of Orders and the divers earnest letters of this Board the price of corne and other graine is risen so high and the same sold at truly excessive rates in many places neither can we conceive how this can be if the directions sent from hence had been duly executed. You are therefore and take notice that we expect a more careful performance thereof and a more particular account than has hitherto been given us and accordingly we do hereby in His Majesty's name expressly charge you to cause presently a diligent and exact survey to be made through all that Countie what provision of graine there is and to return to the Board a certificate thereof with all expedition and likewise to see the markets well served according to the orders and not forestalled by greedy engrossers to the intolerable wrong and prejudice of those that are to buy especially of the poorer sort. You are likewise to use your best care and endeavours that during the continuance of the present scarcity the malsters be not permitted to make any greater quantitie of malt than may be sufficient for necessary use that so there may be more plenty of barley for the relief of the poor. And so we bid you heartily farewell."
"From Whitehall the 2nd April 1631.
"Your very loving friends
Thomas Coventry C.S.
Lindsey.
Exeter.
Dorchester.
Guil London.(William Laud.)
Manchester.
Danby.
Holland.
E. Newburgh.
J. Coke."

Presentment that the common bridge situate in the highway over the River Teme called Home Bridge is very ruinous and cannot be passed over without great danger and that the inhabitants of Martley and Clifton upon Teame ought to repair the same.  1/1/81/44  (1631)

Presentment of the Grand Jury.  1/1/81/50  (1631)

Contents:
"We all of this Grand Jury do by one consent humbly desire of the Bench that there might be through this whole County provosts marshalls for the better suppressing of rogues and vagabonds. And whereas the Hundreds lying promiscuously one in another we desire that certain limits by the discretion of this worshipful Bench might be set down and that order might be made by the Court that payment may be made and ordered convenient for the said officers according to your discretion. We desire likewise that the provosts marshalls according to your monthly meetings may attend your worships and give due account of their services and this for God's love."
At the end is endorsed "This is allowed and approved of by us whose names are subscribed but we think fit that the ordering of it be respited till the next Sessions when the Court shall be full."
Signed Rd. Greves John Wylde John Charlett Humphrey Salway.

Presentment by the Grand Jury.  1/1/81/51  2 April 1631

Contents:
"We whose names subscribed being the Great Inquest for the body of the County of Worcester with consent and approbation of His Majestie's Justices of the Peace for the said county here underwritten do think fit that Robert Howcott shall undertake to be purveyor for His Majesty's provisions for the year upon the security to be given according to his bond within written unto Sir James Pitts Humphrey Salway and William Childe in the behalf of the said County or unto such friends as your worships request in their behalf for the sum of £200 and our desire is that the Great Inquest at the Sessions holden immediately after Christmas yearly will nominate a purveyor for the ensuing year with the approbation and consent of the Justices of the Peace then present or the majority of them and that the Great Inquest at the said Sessions will make choice of two Justices of the Peace yearly whom they shall think fit for the purpose aforesaid and that the Great Inquest with the consent of the said Justices may then agree with a purveyor at as cheap a rate as they can for the ensuing year and that the said rates be paid accordingly by the County."
Signed by 16 Grand Jurors and the following Justices.
Sir Thomas Russell.
Sir James Pytts.
Sir John Rous.
Giles Savage.
John Savage.
Humphrey Salway.
Richard Skynner.
Thomas Good.
Thomas Cresshelde.
Endorsed on this is a letter from Thomas Howcott to Richard Knightley accepting the offer of purveyor and offering as sureties John Worth his son Bulton and Howcott's own son.
Addressed "To the Right Worshipful Sir Richard Knightley give this."

Letter from William Jeffries to Humphrey Salway informing him that he has viewed Horne Bridge and that the 50s. allotted will not be sufficient for its repair and if speedy course be not taken it will come to a further charge and asking him to move the Bench to allot £3 6. 8. for it.  1/1/81/52  11 April 1631

Contents:
A presentment follows that the said bridge is out of repair and that Marcleeven (Martley) and Clifton ought to repair the same.

Writ to summon a Jury the Coroners and other Officers with list of Officers attached.  1/1/81/55  11 January 1631

Jury List.  1/1/81/53  (1631)

Jury List.  1/1/81/54  (1631)

8 Charles I: Sheriff Sir James Pytts.  [no ref.]  1632

Recognizance before John Talbot by Thomas Oliver of Droitwich Weaver Francis Moule Gentleman and Thomas Watts of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Thomas Oliver at Sessions.  1/1/83/37  1 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Best and Hugh Poole of Hartlebury Yeomen for the appearance at Sessions of Joan Tymbs wife of Adam Tymbs of Elmley Lovett.  1/1/59/49  9 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Westwood of Bromesgrove Gentleman John Tipson of the same Yeoman and Thomas Horton of Alvechurch Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Horton at Sessions.  1/1/59/5  10 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Pitts Clothier Thomas Rogers Taylor and John Gryffyn Weavers all of Kytherminster for the appearance of the said John Gryffyn at Sessions. Endorsed "Continued at last Sessions for want of bringing the two next Justices order for his bastard."  1/1/59/4  11 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir Robert Berkeley Knight one of the Justices assigned to hold pleas before the King and a Justice of the Peace for the County of Worcester by Edward Wingfield of the Parish of St. Martins Gentleman Francis Sheldon of Bredicote Gentleman and Roger Green of St. Martins aforesaid for the appearance of the said Edward Wingfield at Sessions.  1/1/59/2  11 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir Robert Berkeley by John Jones of the Parish of St. Martins Labourer Edward Wingfield and Thomas Wingfield of Warndon for the appearance of the said John Jones at Sessions.  1/1/59/3  11 January 1632

Recognizance before William Warmstry by Thomas Thring of the City of Worcester Weaver Nathaniel Romney of the same Walker and Anne Reece of Elmley Lovett Spinster for the appearance of the said Anne Reece at Sessions.  1/1/59/29  12 January 1632

Recognizance before John Wylde by John Warren of Alvechurch Esquire for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/59/16  16 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Rous and John Charlett by William Heminge Samuel Hobdaye and Richard Stephens of Inkbarrow Shoemakers for the appearance of the said Richard Stephens at Sessions to answer a charge of theft.  1/1/59/45  17 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Rous and John Charlett by William Heminge Samuel Hobdaye and John Parsons of Inkbarrow Shoemakers for the appearance of the said John Parsons at Sessions to answer a charge of theft.  1/1/59/46  17 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Rous and John Charlett by William Heminge Samuel Hobdaye and George Man of Inkbarrowe Shoemakers for the appearance of the said George Man at Sessions to answer for a charge of theft.  1/1/59/47  17 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Rous and John Charlett by Gilbert Woolmer Tailor John Woolmer Shoemaker and Francis Woolmer all of Inckbarrowe for the appearance of the said Francis Woolmer at Sessions to answer for a charge of theft.  1/1/59/48  17 January 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Anker Forte Constable of Little Comberton to appear at Sessions and answer for releasing William Davies of Little Comberton accused of incontinence without bail.  1/1/59/57  20 January 1632

Recognizance before John Washbourne by Robert Wakeham of Wickenford Yeoman Thomas Greene Yeoman and Philip Yarren of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said Philip Yarren at Sessions.  1/1/59/24  25 January 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Yardley of Acton Contly [Cantelow] in the County of Warwick and Richard Pettford of Bidford in the said County Labourer for their appearance at Sessions to give evidence against Christopher Burrows and Elizabeth Beck of Skelton in the County of Warwick at the special request of Francis Hanford of Wolleston Esquire.  1/1/59/66  28 January 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Humphrey Vyner of Churlesdon in the County of Gloucester Husbandman John Wakeman of Ripple and John Vyner of the same for the appearance of the said John Vyner at Sessions.  1/1/59/6  30 January 1632

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Woode of Hanbury Husbandman Thomas Turner and John Brooke of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said John Woode at Sessions.  1/1/59/19  11 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Court of Harvington Labourer and John Willes of the same Yeoman for the said John Court to appear at Sessions and answer for incontinence in dwelling with a certain Anne Yate of Norton and Lenchwick whom he hath made great with child to the great scandal of the said parish.  1/1/59/60  15 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Robert Buggen of Offenham Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions to answer those things which shall be objected against him by Emma Jeffes his servant.  1/1/59/61  18 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by James Bach of Church Honiborne for keeping the peace towards William Marshall of the same. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/65  20 February 1632

Recognizance before John Wylde by Roger Spicer of Droytwych Shoemaker and Thomas Gowen of Dodderhill Labourer for the appearance of the said Thomas Gowen at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Evans and Anne his wife.  1/1/59/15  22 February 1632

Recognizance before Richard Skynner by Roger Heekes of Bromsgrove and Simon Gowers of St. Mary Witton Labourer for the appearance of the said Simon Gowers at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Henry Smith otherwise Evans of St. Peters in Droitwych Gardener.  1/1/59/39  23 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Marshall of Church Honiborne for his keeping the peace towards James Bach of Church Honiborne. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/63  24 February 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke and William Warmstry by John Smith of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Yeoman Edward Packer of Holt Yeoman and Richard Colles of Grimley Husbandman for the appearance of the said Richard Colles at Sessions.  1/1/59/35  26 February 1632

Recognizance before William Warmstry by William Amphlett of Hadsor Gentleman John Childe of the City of Worcester Yeoman and Samuel Randle of Hanbury Gentleman (no condition).  1/1/59/30  27 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Jeffes of Preston upon Stour in the County of Gloucester Husbandman for his bringing Emma Jeffes to Sessions to inform against Robert Baggen of Offenham.  1/1/59/56  27 February 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Fernall of Pershore for his appearance at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/62  2 March 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Nicholas Sparry Gentleman John Malpasse Gunsmith and John Baker Yeoman all of Sturbridge for the appearance of the said John Baker at Sessions.  1/1/59/50  9 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Heynes for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/59/53  11 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Bushell and John Savage to appear at Sessions and prosecute Robert Heynes the elder and Thomas Heynes for fraud and for practising unlawful arts.  1/1/59/54  11 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Robert Heynes the elder of Inckbarrow Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions to answer those things which shall be objected against him by Thomas Bushell of Church Prior Gentleman and John Savage of Egiock Esquire concerning certain impostures and frauds in getting goods and money from John Savage Esquire deceased father of the said John.  1/1/59/58  11 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Vahan of Inckbarrow Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions to inform against Robert Heynes and Thomas Heynes.  1/1/59/59  11 March 1632

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Newham the younger of Allchurch Yeoman Thomas Newham the elder of the same Yeoman for the appearance at Sessions of the said Thomas Newham the younger and for his keeping the peace towards John Waddings of Alvechurch Nailer.  1/1/59/21  15 March 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Edward Morgan of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Tailor William Tyther of Clifton upon Teame and Edward Page of the same Labourer for the appearance of the said Edward Page at Sessions.  1/1/59/7  20 March 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Savage of Powick Gentleman William Lane of All Saints in the City of Worcester Chandler and William Bloomley of Great Malvern Yeoman for the appearance of the said William Bloomley at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Clewar  1/1/59/8  20 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Margaret Dance of Great Ganderton [? Comberton] Widow for her appearance at Sessions and for her keeping the peace. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/51  20 March 1632

Recognizance before John Charlett by Mary Dance daughter of Margaret Dance of Great Ganderton. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/64  20 March 1632

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Letsome of St. Swithins in the City of Worcester Beer Brewer David Jones of St. Andrews in the same City Tailor and William Jones of Hartlebury Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Jones at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Lyrcock.  1/1/59/9  24 March 1632

Recognizance before William Childe by Geoffrey Wright of Ombersley Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards David Rawlins.  1/1/59/22  24 March 1632

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Chief Constables &c. at the next Sessions.  1/1/59/116  8 January 1632

Similar Writ endorsed Thomas Dudley Vic.  1/1/59/117  8 January 1632

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury.  1/1/59/135  8 January 1632

9 Charles I: Sheriff Thomas Good.  [no ref.]  1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Miller of Kytherminster Weaver Thomas Wilson of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Gentleman and Edward Sutton of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Miller at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas Potter.  1/1/59/10  2 April 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Ann Bellett of Stacy Morton Widow for her appearance at Sessions to answer for such accusations as shall be made against her by William Vahan of Inkbarrow Thomas Heynes and Robert Heynes of the same for "the evil art that she useth with the jugling trick of the sire (Sire, a Scythe. See Halliwell's Dictionary. "Shere, a middle English form of Shears." Century Dictionary.) and sheves to find out goods lost and using the names of Peter and Paule therein in profane manner being saide to be founder of that sleight and cunning trick."  1/1/59/37  2 April 1633

Contents:
Endorsed "Thomas Bellett of Stacey Morton son of Ann Bellett undertook to bring in the said Ann his mother to the Quarter Sessions in payne of £10 to be forfeited to the King in case he fail thereof William Vahan Thomas Heynes and Robert Heynes to inform of her usage of the sire and sheres."

Recognizance before William Ingram by Thomas Wright of St. Johns in Bedwardine Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Dee Miller charged by him with felonious taking and carrying away a bushel and a half of seed corn.  1/1/57/18  3 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Watkyns of Droytwych Shoemaker Henry Watkyns of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Shoemaker and William Watkins of Wiche Blacksmith for the appearance of the said William Watkins at Sessions.  1/1/59/11  6 April 1633

Recognizance before Thomas Woodward by James Brandare Butcher John Brandare Husbandman and Peter Smith Nailer all of Upton upon Severn for the appearance of the said James Brandare at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Ann wife of Robert Best of Upton aforesaid.  1/1/59/36  8 April 1633

Recognizance before Thomas Woodward by John Best of Upton upon Severn Shoemaker and Richard Cole of Eldersfield Clerk(Richard Cole Vicar of Eldersfield 1627.) for the appearance at Sessions of Francis Cole (sic) of Upton upon Severn Shoemaker.  1/1/59/33  11 April 1633

Recognizance before Thomas Woodward by John Best Shoemaker William Williams Yeoman and John Pearce Husbandman all of Upton upon Severn for the appearance of the said John Best at Sessions.  1/1/59/34  11 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Henry Hunt of Bradley Gentleman in £100 for his appearance at Sessions to answer what shall be alleged against him and do and perform what the Court shall order and not depart without leave.  1/1/59/43  11 April 1633

Recognizance before Thomas Woodward by Humphrey Smith Baker and Robert Richards Yeoman both of Upton upon Severn for the appearance of the said Humphrey Smith at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards. .. .. Best of Upton aforesaid. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/59/52  11 April 1633

Recognizance before John Wylde by Thomas Hanbury and John Maninge of Elmeley Yeomen and William Hilton of Elmeley Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Hilton at Sessions.  1/1/59/17  15 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by William Cook Husbandman John Surman Yeoman and Henry Chauntril Yeoman all of Wyre Piddle for the appearance of the said William Chauntrill at Sessions.  1/1/59/41  18 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Rous by Henry Chauntrill John Surman Yeoman and William Cook Husbandman all of Wyre Piddle for the appearance of the said Henry Chauntrill at Sessions.  1/1/59/42  18 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Richard Bullock otherwise Abell of Speachley Yeoman Thomas Pase of Parshore Shoemaker and Richard Ganderton of the same Husbandman for the appearance at Sessions of the said Richard Ganderton to answer to a charge of sheep stealing.  1/1/59/14  22 April 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Allen the younger of Parshore to appear at Sessions and prosecute Richard Ganderton the elder and Richard Ganderton the younger for felony.  1/1/59/31  22 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Watkyns of Whistons Yeoman Bryan Hinton of the same Brickmaker and Robert Whitewych of the same Victualler for the appearance of the said Robert Whitewych at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Roger Perks.  1/1/59/13  23 April 1633

Recognizance before John Wylde by William Woodward of Elmebridge Yeoman and Gilbert Bourne of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said Gilbert Bourne at Sessions.  1/1/59/18  23 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir Edward Sebright by Roger Foxall Husbandman Richard Pountney of Wolverley Yeoman and John. .. .. of Wolverley for the appearance of the said Roger Foxall at Sessions.  1/1/59/1  26 March 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by Christopher Nurse of Clifton on Teame Sawyer William Holdman of the same Yeoman and Richard Fidoe of the same Corviser for the appearance of the said Christopher Nurse at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Lane Rector of Shellesley.  1/1/59/23  26 March 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Richard Lippthorp of Rock Miller to appear at Sessions and prosecute John Shipway for feloniously taking away certain corn flour.  1/1/59/26  26 April 1633

Recognizance before William Ingram by Richard Harford and Elizabeth his wife Daniel Merricke all of Great Malvern Yeoman and John Crispe of Leigh Yeoman for the appearance of the said Richard and Elizabeth Harford at Sessions and for their keeping the peace towards John Harford of the Parish of Leighe Yeoman.  1/1/59/67  27 March 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Higgins of Haggeley Husbandman and Elizabeth Davis of Hadley Spinster for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Davis at Sessions.  1/1/59/20  27 April 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Jane Griffin of Stockton Widow to give evidence against John Shipway a prisoner in gaol charged with feloniously taking away certain cows.  1/1/59/25  27 April 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Rous and John Charlett by Humphrey Catesby of Parshore Holy Cross Labourer John Delves of the same Shoemaker and John Parr of the same Blacksmith for the appearance of the said Humphrey Catesby at Sessions.  1/1/59/40  27 April 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Baker of Besford Gentleman and Edward Yonge of Evesham Gentleman for the appearance of the said John Baker at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards William Etheridge of Besford.  1/1/59/32  28 March 1633

Recognizance before William Ingram and William Warmstry by Edward Hurdman of the Parish of Kempsey Yeoman John Knight of the same Yeoman and John Lurcott of the same Yeoman for the said Edward Hurdman's keeping a common tippling house for one year according to the form of the Statute.  1/1/59/55  29 April 1633

Recognizance (in draft) by Thomas Freeman Yeoman and William Ryly both of Drecott.  1/1/59/118  (1633)

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Evan Fownes of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Tailor David Jones of St. Andrews in the said City Tailor and William Jones of Kytherminster Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Jones at Sessions.  1/1/57/13  1 May 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by James Groves of Bromsgrove Labourer Edward Smyth of the same Gentleman and Edmund Smyth of Elmley Lovett Gentleman for the appearance of the said James Groves at Sessions.  1/1/57/17  1 May 1633

Recognizance before Giles Dancey Mayor of the City of Worcester by Henry Caprickee of Castle Morton Weaver Thomas Lovell of Welland and Geoffrey Caprickee of Worcester Yeoman for the appearance of the said Geoffrey Caprickee at Sessions.  1/1/57/26  2 May 1633

Recognizance before John Washbourne and William Ingram by Henry Hill of Hallow Yeoman William Clewer of Broadwas Husbandman and Silvanus Morse of Wichenford Labourer for the appearance of the said Silvanus Morse at Sessions.  1/1/57/28  2 May 1633

Recognizance before John Wylde by Roger Hooman of Hanbury Yeoman and Thomas Gower of Droytwich Gentleman for the appearance of the said Roger Hooman at Sessions.  1/1/57/30  4 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Oldknowle of Chadgeley Corbett Yeoman William Scotte of the same Husbandman and Edward Jones of Kytherminster Husbandman for the appearance of the said Edward Jones at Sessions.  1/1/57/3  4 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Coocksey of All Saints in the City of Worcester Clothier and Richard Langley of St. Swithins in the said City Clothier for the appearance of Dorothy Barnard wife of Edward Barnard at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Ralph Doelittle.  1/1/57/9  11 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Doelittle the elder of Stone Yeoman Humphrey Doelittle of Kytherminster Yeoman and Ralph Doelittle of the same Weaver for the appearance of the said Ralph Doelittle at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Dorothy Barnard.  1/1/57/10  11 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Richard Woode of Evenloade Husbandman for the appearance at Sessions of Elizabeth Ellyman and for her keeping the peace towards Thomas Rooke of Evenloade Labourer.  1/1/57/35  13 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Pearse of Eldersfield Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Joan Hadland for stealing certain goods of Richard Elys of Eldersfield.  1/1/57/4  15 May 1633

Recognizance before William Ingram by John Sackfield of St. Peters in the City of Worcester Weaver Edward Packman of the same Labourer and Edward Beare of the City of Worcester Gentleman and Roland Frogmore of the same Gentleman for the appearance of the said John Sackfield at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Atwood the elder of Claines Gentleman.  1/1/57/19  18 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by John Hay of Bishampton for the appearance at Sessions of Joan his wife to answer for breaking the peace towards Elizabeth Marten. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/57/33  18 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Cattle Baker Richard, Chaunce Blacksmith and Robert Cheston Clothier all of Bromsgrove for the appearance of the said Robert Cheston at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards James Best and his wife.  1/1/57/11  20 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Cattle Baker Richard Chaunce and Robert Cheston for the appearance at Sessions of Sarah Cheston wife of the said Robert.  1/1/57/12  20 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Wilkeshire of Severn Stoke Tailor for his appearance at Sessions to answer a charge made against him by William Hiskockes of Severn Stoke.  1/1/57/34  23 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Beare of Worcester Shoemaker Thomas Parker of the same Shoemaker and Roger Hawkes of Dudley Nailer for the appearance of the said Roger Hawkes at Sessions.  1/1/57/8  29 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Hassoll Innholder Henry Hill Weaver and Elizabeth Johnsons Spinster all of Kytherminster for the appearance of the said Elizabeth Johnsons at Sessions.  1/1/57/14  29 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Wisdome of Broughton Hackett Friller to appear at Sessions and answer for receiving Thomas Bignell and his children into his house as inmates.  1/1/57/1  29 May 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by William Fareley of Stockton Husbandman and Edward Morron of the same Husbandman for the appearance of the said William Fareley at Sessions.  1/1/57/21  29 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by William Crook of Cropthorne Labourer for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/57/25  30 May 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by James Fell Husbandman William Roberts Labourer Robert Beard Labourer Richard Bideford Husbandman Edward Nicholles and John Honnicome of Cropthorne for their appearance at Sessions to abide such order as shall be enjoined to them "concerning the usage of the unlawful game of footeball contrary to the Statutes of the land."  1/1/57/36  30 May 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Raynoldes of Kitherminster Weaver to appear at Sessions and prosecute Ann Willetts for felony.  1/1/57/5  4 June 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Toby Giles of Kings Norton Clerk Thomas Greaves of Northfield Gentleman and John Greaves of Kings Norton Milner for the appearance of the said John Greaves at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Elizabeth Bennett wife of Thomas Bennet of Kings Norton.  1/1/57/15  5 June 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Greaves of King's Norton Milner and Edward Lyndon of the same Milner for the appearance at Sessions of Margery wife of the said John Greaves and for her keeping the peace towards Elizabeth Bennett wife of Thomas Bennett of Kings Norton Labourer.  1/1/57/16  6 June 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Francis Cope of Miles Hope in the County of Hereford Husbandman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Joan Greene of Shiftenhall in the County of Salop Widow accused of stealing a lamb the goods of John Acton of Miles Hope Gentleman.  1/1/57/20  6 June 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by John Acton of Miles Hope in the County of Hereford to appear at Sessions and prosecute Joan Green a prisoner in the King's Majesty's Goal in the Castle at Worcester for stealing a lamb.  1/1/57/23  6 June 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Laurence Middleton of Tenbury Labourer for his appearance at Sessions.  1/1/57/31  6 June 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Thomas Downe of Hanley Child Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute William Bishopp of Hanley Child Labourer a prisoner in the King's Majesty's Goal of the County of Worcester for stealing two hats one band one shirt one smock of a little child and two pieces of bacon the goods of Thomas Downe.  1/1/57/22  6 June 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Edward Freeman Constable of Cropthorne and Richard Loxlye of the same Yeoman for the appearance at Sessions of Mary Yate and for her keeping the peace towards John Barton and Mary his wife of Cropthorne.  1/1/57/24  9 June 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Richard Butler Gentleman Petty Constable of Defford for his appearance at Sessions to answer for not conveying Catherine Hayles and her child to the Bridewell. The statement on the back of the recognizance is "Richard Butler Gentleman is bound over at the instance of Mr. Fidoe High Constable for that the said Richard Butler did not carry to the Bridewell House one Katharine Hayles and her bastard child according to the Justices warrant whereby the life of the child was likely to have been endangered if the mother had come from it before some order might have been made by the two next Justices concerning the said child."  1/1/57/32  10 June 1633

Contents:
Endorsed "The woman is since taken to the Bridewell."

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Dunne of St. Nicholas in the County of Worcester Yeoman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Francis Derry for felony.  1/1/57/6  10 June 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Abbynton of Whitelady Aston Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Margaret Merieddyth for felony.  1/1/57/7  12 June 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Heywood John Rastell and William Lowe of St. Michaels in Bedwardine Shoemakers for the appearance of the said William Lowe at Sessions.  1/1/57/27  12 June 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by Edward Monox of Stockton Yeoman for his appearance at Sessions "to answer such matters of misdemeanour as shall be objected against him then the recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force for the King."  1/1/57/2  17 June 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas James of Castle Morton Clerk John James of Clifton upon Severn Yeoman and Thomas Lane of the same Husbandman for the appearance at Sessions of the said Thomas James.  1/1/58/7  21 June 1633

Contents:
Endorsed "By order and warrant at the last Sessions for abusing his wife they are since reconciled."

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Thomas Best of Ombersley Husbandman Humphrey Hill of Feckenham Yeoman and James Best of Bromsgrove Glazier for the appearance of the said James Best and Joan his wife at Sessions.  1/1/58/8  21 June 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Moore Gentleman and Robert Baylis Yeoman both of Allchurch for the appearance of the said Robert Bayliss at Sessions to answer for that he being Overseer of Allchurch neglected to relieve one Bozewell a blind man according to a former order.  1/1/58/28  26 June 1633

Recognizance given at a General Sessions of the Peace at Warwick for the County of Warwick by John Hobday of Samborne in the County of Warwick Baker Richard Hobday of Studley in the same County Husbandman and John Hunt of Studley Husbandman to obey any order to be made by two Justices of the Peace for the County of Worcester adjoining to the Parish of Feckenham concerning a child supposed to be begotten by him of Millicent Guy and to appear at the next Sessions for the County of Worcester. Signed William Gillam Clerk of the Peace for Warwickshire.  1/1/58/105  Tuesday after Holy Trinity 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Bennet the younger of Kings Norton Labourer Humphrey Greaves Tailor and Robert Hunt Husbandmen of the same for the appearance of the said Thomas Bennet at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Greaves of Kings Norton Miller.  1/1/58/23  3 July 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Bennet the elder of Kings Norton Labourer Humphrey Greaves Tailor and Robert Hunt Husbandman of the same for the appearance at Sessions of the said Thomas Bennet and Elizabeth his wife and for their keeping the peace towards John Greaves of Kings Norton Miller.  1/1/58/25  3 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Paul Smythe of Castle Morton Gentleman John Vaughan of Worcester Cutler and Geoffry Caprick of Morton Husbandman for the appearance of the said Geoffrey Caprick at Sessions. Endorsed "By order of the last Sessions for a bastard child he shall satisfy the parish."  1/1/58/10  6 July 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by John Waring Richard Moore Miller and Thomas Horton Shoemaker all of Alvechurch for the appearance of the said John Waring at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Margaret Smyth of Alvchurch.  1/1/58/21  10 July 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by Thomas Jorden Yeoman Richard Gittens and Thomas Dedicote all of Tenbury for the appearance of the said Thomas Jorden at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Hunt.  1/1/58/36  10 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John James Yeoman Francis Pitte Yeoman and William Willshire Tailor all of Clifton in the Parish of Severn Stoke for the appearance of the said William Willshire at Sessions.  1/1/58/12  16 July 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett by Thomas Wilson of Defford Gentleman and Thomas Jeffereys Esquire for the appearance of the said Thomas Wilson at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Thomas James of Great Malvern Clerk.  1/1/58/31  20 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Robert Turner of St. Swithins in the City of Worcester Clothier and John Amflitte of Whistons Brickmaker for the appearance of Cicely Perks wife of William Perks of Whistons at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards the wife of Thomas Cooke.  1/1/58/13  22 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by James Tedstill of Orlton in the County of Hereford Husbandman John Uncles of Ribsford Yeoman and Humphrey Reynolds of the same Tailor for the appearance of the said James Tedstill at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Humphrey Hewes.  1/1/58/6  23 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Meeke Victualler and Thomas Cooke Tailor both of Whistons for the appearance of Loury Cooke wife of the said Thomas Cooke at Sessions and for her keeping the peace towards Cicely wife of Roger Perks.  1/1/58/9  25 July 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Seaers of Nether Sapey Husbandman Giles Otter of Ridmarley D'Abitot Husbandman and Alice Sneadwell of Clifton upon Teame Spinster.  1/1/58/11  26 July 1633

Contents:
"The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounder Alice Sneadwell was heretofore committed to the House of Correction for having of a second bastard according to the Statute in that case provided. Now if she the said Alice shall not from henceforth offend any more in that kind then this recognizance to be void or else to remain &c."

Recognizance before Christopher Helme by John Barnard alias Yardleeth and John Jones of Eldersfield Husbandman.  1/1/58/82  1 August 1633

Contents:
"The condition of the said recognizance such That if the said John Barnard shall personally appear at the next Quarter Sessions to be holden for the said County and then and there abide the said Court touching the discharge of the said Parish of Eldersfield for and from keeping of the child wherewithall one Joan Harford of the sa[id]. .. . now goeth great as begotten upon her by the said Barnard Yardleeth then the said recognizance is to be void otherwise to stand in force.. .. . That the recognizance of the principal and one suretie there taken by the advice and consent of Christopher Savage Gentleman Aaron Halsey and Walter Hale all three parishioners of the said Eldersfield and the prosecutors of the said John Barnard alias Yardleeth. Chr. Helme.

Recognizance before Christopher Helme by John Jones Walter Hale and Henry Michell all of Eldersfield Husbandmen for the appearance of the said John Jones at Sessions to answer for omitting to execute the said Justices warrant and for "le[aving] the same contemptuously for the space of above ten days unexecuted whereas he might have done it any of the said ten days if he had been so pleased.  1/1/58/84  1 August 1633

Contents:
"Endorsed "The within mentioned supposed contempt upon after examination of more impartial testimony I found it to be but enforced through private grudge which I do testify hereby. Chr. Helme."

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by William Hall of Ripple Husbandman John Scarlett and Thomas Scarlett the younger Husbandmen of the same for the appearance of the said Thomas Scarlett at Sessions.  1/1/58/29  5 August 1633

Recognizance before John Wylde by Francis Alexander Gentleman George Harris and Roger Squier Yeoman all of Droytwich for the appearance of the said Francis Alexander at Sessions.  1/1/58/4  8 August 1633

Recognizance before Sir James Pytts and Humphrey Salway by Thomas Burton of Estham Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions to shew cause why he should not give security to save the Parish of Ludlow harmless from keeping the child of Jane Downes.  1/1/58/26  10 August 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey [Salway] by the above named Jane Downes of Eastham for her appearance at Sessions for that having been lately delivered of a bastard child at Ludlow she should shew cause why she should not give security to save Ludlow harmless from such child.  1/1/58/27  10 August 1633

Recognizance before John Charlett and Thomas Woodward by Edward Ollard of Upton upon Severn Husbandman Christopher Winbury Mercer and Richard Hudson Glover of Upton upon Severn for the appearance of the said Edward Ollard at Sessions. Discharge endorsed.  1/1/58/32  10 August 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Andrew Lea of Froyle in the County of Southampton Edward Ingram of Tanworth in the County of Warwick Butcher and Richard Barter of Nutburst in the Parish of Hampton in the County of Warwick Weaver for the appearance of the said Andrew Lea at Sessions.  1/1/58/19  12 August 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Edward Ingram of Tanworth in the County of Warwick Butcher Thomas Heath of Parwood in the said County Tanner and Richard Barter of Nuthurst in the Parish of Hampton in the County of Warwick Weaver for the appearance of the said Edward Ingram at Sessions.  1/1/58/20  12 August 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by John Tombes of Ombersley Yeoman Thomas Severne otherwise Soukine of Shrawley Yeoman and John Wall of Ombersley Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Tombes at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards George Yate.  1/1/58/1  13 August 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by John Baker of Ombersley Yeoman Thomas Best of the same Dyer and George Yate of the same Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Baker at Sessions.  1/1/58/2  13 August 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by Richard Heye and Robert Tomes of Ombersley Yeoman for the appearance of the said Richard Hey at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Baker.  1/1/58/35  13 August 1633

Recognizance before William Childe by John Heye Richard Heye and John Wood of Ombersley Yeomen for the appearance of the said John Heye at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards John Baker.  1/1/58/37  13 August 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Baker of Grafton Flyvord Gentleman John Baker of Besford Gentleman and John Barnes of North Piddle Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Barnes at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Saunders.  1/1/58/16  15 August 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by Henry Banks Butcher Philip Nonnox Butcher and William Deltick otherwise Derick of Rocke Carpenter all of Beudley for the appearance of the said William Deltick at Sessions.  1/1/58/15  22 August 1633

Recognizance before John Washbourne by Allan Kempsey of Martley Husbandman to appear at Sessions and prosecute Thomas Johnson.  1/1/58/17  30 August 1633

Note of a Recognizance of Roland Sanford Husbandman and Giles King Gentleman of Hanley Castle.  1/1/58/87  (1633)

Recognizance before John Charlett by Richard Osborne of Rushock Gentleman to appear at Sessions and give evidence against Thomas Bradick charged with sheep stealing.  1/1/58/30  2 September 1633

Recognizance before Sir James Pytts and Humphrey Salway by Francis Grymes of Midleton in the County of Hereford Husbandman for his appearance at Sessions to answer for certain felonies.  1/1/58/22  3 September 1633

Recognizance before Sir James Pytts and Humphrey Salway by Thomas Wigley of Ludlow in the County of Salop Blacksmith to appear at Sessions and prosecute Francis G[rymes] of Midleton in the County of Hereford Husbandman charged with suspicion of felony.  1/1/58/24  3 September 1633

Recognizance before Edward Cookes by Thomas Taylor of Sillens in the County of Warwick Butcher "John Millard of Alvechurch Shoemaker and William White of Alvechurch Husbandman for the appearance of the said Thomas Taylor at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Veale of Alvechurch Labourer.  1/1/58/18  6 September 1633

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway and William Childe by Edward Monox of Stockton Yeoman to appear at the next general Goal delivery for the County of Wilts and give evidence against George Tory of Castle Combe in the County of Wilts Labourer now a prisoner in the Goal for Wiltshire charged with stealing a mare the goods of John Smyth of Castle Combe Mercer.  1/1/57/29  7 September 1633

Recognizance before Thomas Woodward by James Powell of Bushley Labourer to appear at Sessions and prosecute Richard Smith for theft.  1/1/58/33  10 September 1633

Recognizance before William Ingram by George Lilley of St. Johns in Bedwardine Labourer and Elizabeth his wife to appear at Sessions and prosecute Dorothy wife of John Flood of Newport in the County of Salop for feloniously stealing one half bushel of wheaten meal.  1/1/58/5  12 September 1633

Recognizance before John Lord Bishop of Worcester by Edward Davies Thomas Jones of Wolverley Husbandmen and William Best of Charlton in the Parish of Hartlebury Yeoman for the appearance of the said Edward Davies at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Joyce Billingsley of Wolverley.  1/1/58/3  25 September 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Hill of St. Helens in the City of Worcester Clothier James Hill of St. Peters in the said City Clothier and Richard Wyatt of Dudley Gentleman for the appearance of the said Richard Wyatt at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Richard Evans  1/1/58/14  29 September 1633

Indictment of Charles Cox of Castell Ditch in the County of Hereford Esquire for stopping up the highway leading from Pershore to Upton upon Severn with hedges and ditches at a place called Tylesleywood. A true Bill.  1/1/59/84  (1633)

Indictment of Richard Streete of Stoke Prior Gentleman for stopping a certain watercourse at Upton Warren and making a pool in the highway there leading from Droytwich to Bromsgrove which caused the highway to fall into decay. A true Bill.  1/1/59/87  (1633)

Indictment of Francis Cale of Upton upon Severn Shoemaker Anthony Best Shoemaker Francis Kingsbury Labourer Randolph Knight the younger Labourer and Henry Sparrey Labourer all of Upton upon Severn for riotously assembing there and assaulting Katharine wife of John Branderne Ann wife of Humphrey Smith Ann Jackson Widow and Charles Branderne at Upton upon Severn. A true Bill.  1/1/59/95  (1633)

Indictment of John Yarnald of Martin Hussing-tree Labourer for not laying four acres of land to his cottage at Martin Hussingtree. A true Bill.  1/1/59/96  (1633)

Indictment of John Shipway of the Parish of Rocke Labourer for breaking into the mill house of Walter Jones at the Parish of Rocke and stealing therefrom a "horse bage" and a plane. A true Bill.  1/1/59/105  (1633)

Indictment of Henry Mylward of Areley Kings Labourer for breaking and entering the close of Robert Yarenton at Areley Kings and stealing therefrom a hand house saw. A true Bill.  1/1/59/106  (1633)

Indictment of John Shipwaye of the Parish of Rocke Labourer for breaking into the mill house of Walter Jones at Rock and stealing therefrom one halter. A true Bill.  1/1/59/107  (1633)

Indictment of Richard Ganderton of Parshore Labourer for stealing a white sheep the property of Thomas Allen.  1/1/59/108  (1633)

Indictment of Alice wife of George Gest William Payton Yeoman and Katherine his wife Edward Gest the younger Yeoman Mary Pickering all of Dudley and Margaret Gest wife of Edward Gest of Norfield for riotously assembling at Dudley and assaulting William fewings Randolph Shawe Richard Bedford and Ursula Whorwood of Dudley. A true Bill.  1/1/59/109  (1633)

Indictment of Thomas Cope of Sturbridge Yeoman and Nicholas Baker of the same Yeoman for breaking and entering the house of Thomas Tompsons otherwise Beare at Sturbridge and stealing therefrom five pair of sleeves of the value of 10s. A true Bill.  1/1/59/110  (1633)

Indictment of John Higgins of the City of Worcester Clothier for assaulting Edward Brook at Wich Episcopi. A true Bill.  1/1/59/112  (1633)

Indictment of Francis Woolmer George Mann John Parsons and Richard Stephens all of Inckbarrow Shoemakers for stealing a cock and seven hens. A true Bill.  1/1/59/113  (1633)

Indictment of George Droute Joiner Richard Stokes Labourer and Edward Awbreyton Butcher all of Hartlebury for breaking and entering the close of Edward Smyth called the Bases at Elmley Lovett. A true Bill.  1/1/59/114  (1633)

Indictment of Mary Mason Widow and Mary Coalderne Widow both of Tenbury for breaking and entering the close of John. .. .. at Tenbury. A true Bill.  1/1/59/115  (1633)

Indictment of Thomas Carpenter of Bromsgrove Shoemaker for breaking and entering the close of Thomas Porter called the Lower Poole at Stoke Prior and for assaulting the said Thomas Porter. A true Bill.  1/1/57/38  (1633)

Indictment of Joan Hadland St. John's in Bedwardine Spinster for breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Pierse of Eldersfield and stealing therefrom a smock of the value of two shillings. A true Bill.  1/1/57/39  (1633)

Indictment of William Bishop of Hanley Chylde Labourer for stealing from the dwelling house of Francis Downes two hats a shirt a smock and two pieces of bacon. A true Bill.  1/1/57/40  (1633)

Indictment of Ann wife of. .. . Wollett otherwise Parke of Dudley Labourer for stealing from the dwelling house of Henry Reynolds at Kytherminster a peticoat of the value of 5s. Not a true Bill.  1/1/57/41  (1633)

Indictment of Ralph Doolittle of Kidderminster Labourer for assaulting at Kidderminster Dorothy the wife of Edward Barnett. A true Bill.  1/1/57/42  (1633)

Indictment of Joan Greene of Tenbury Spinster for breaking and entering the close of John Acton Gentleman at Tenbury and stealing therefrom one white lamb value 5s. the property of the said John Acton. A true Bill.  1/1/57/43  (1633)

Indictment of Sylvanus Worr of Wichenford Labourer for breaking and entering the close of Robert Tyler and taking a "stricke of wheat" therefrom. Not a true Bill.  1/1/57/44  (1633)

Indictment of Dorothy wife of Edward Barnett of Kytherminster Weaver and Margaret Morrys of the same Spinster for assaulting Ralph Dolyttle at Kidderminster. A true Bill.  1/1/57/45  (1633)

Indictment of Francis Moore of Hanley Castle Yeoman and Joan his wife Francis Cale of the same Husbandman Edward Warde of Welland Husbandman Rowland Sanford Husbandman David Hawkyns Husbandman and Thomas Rees Husbandman of Hanley Castle for riotously assembling at Hanley Castle and assaulting John Staunton. A true Bill.  1/1/57/46  (1633)

Indictment of Edward Woodward of Birlingham Gentleman for at a certain place called Goosehunt in Burlingham enclosing and obstructing a certain common highway. A true Bill.  1/1/57/47  (1633)

Indictment of Thomas Goode for enclosing the ancient common highway leading from Gloucester to Ridmarley D'Abittot and from thence to the mill of Thomas D'Abittott Gentleman in Ridmarley and from thence to the King's highway to Hereford at a place called "Gutt Mill Lake" at Ridmarley D'Abitot. A true Bill.  1/1/57/48  (1633)

Indictment of John Dee of St. Johns in Bedwardine Labourer for breaking and entering into the mill house of Thomas Wryter in St. Johns aforesaid and stealing therefrom two strikes of mixed corn. A true Bill.  1/1/57/49  (1633)

Indictment of Humphrey Meredith of Norton next Kempsey Labourer and Margaret his wife for breaking and entering into the close of John Randle Gentleman at Norton and stealing therefrom a white sheep value 12s. the goods of the said John Randle. A true Bill.  1/1/57/50  (1633)

Indictment of Francis Derry of Ombersley Labourer for breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Lewes of Hadley and stealing therefrom a pigeon and a sheep. Not a true Bill.  1/1/57/51  (1633)

Indictment of Ann Whoman wife of Roger Whoman of Goosehill in the Parish of Hanbury Labourer for assaulting Samuel Randle at Goosehill. A true Bill.  1/1/58/38  (1633)

Indictment of Henry Meeke of Whistons Yeoman for keeping a common tippling house and selling ale there without being licensed thereto. A true Bill.  1/1/58/39  (1633)

Indictment of Richard Smyth of Bushley Labourer for breaking and entering the dwelling house of James Powell at Bushley and stealing therefrom four cheeses of the value of 2 shillings and of Jane Smith for receiving the same. A true Bill.  1/1/58/40  (1633)

Indictment of Thomas Johnson of Martley Labourer for stealing a waistcoat from the dwelling house of Allan Kempsey at Martley. A true Bill.  1/1/58/41  (1633)

Indictment of Francis Harewell of Evesham Gentleman for not laying four acres of land to the cottage of Nicholas Moore at Great Hampton. A true Bill.  1/1/58/42  (1633)

Indictment of Dorothy Flude wife of John Flude of St. John's in Bedwardine Labourer for stealing half a bushel of wheat meal of the value of two shillings from the dwelling house of George Lylly. A true Bill.  1/1/58/43  (1633)

Indictment of Eleanor wife of John Saulter of Welland Labourer Margery Saulter Spinster and Eleanor wife of Henry Hullins of the same for riotously assembling breaking and entering the close of Henry Heming at Welland and stealing therefrom a strike of pease of the value of 6d. A true Bill.  1/1/58/44  (1633)

Indictment of Thomas Braddocke of Elmbridge Labourer for stealing six weather sheep the goods of Richard Osborne of Rushocke. A true Bill.  1/1/58/45  (1633)

Indictment of John Reynolds of Hampton Lovett Victualler for keeping a disorderly alehouse. A true Bill.  1/1/58/47  (1633)

Indictment of Giles Blount of Kenswick Gentleman and Henry Best of Hallowe for not repairing the highway leading from Martley to Kenswick and from thence to Worcester at Kenswick. A true Bill.  1/1/58/48  (1633)

Indictment of William Thomas of Mathon Yeoman for disseizing Celia James from the possession of her dwelling house at Mathon. A true Bill.  1/1/58/49  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Knightwick to Doddenham and Broadwas and thence to the City of Worcester is in decay by default of the inhabitants of Knightwick and Dodenham.  1/1/59/38  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Upton to Pershore in Upton upon Severn leading from the town of Upton upon Severn to the City of Worcester is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Upton upon Severn.  1/1/59/68  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Martley to the City of Worcester at Kenswick is in decay and that Giles Blount Gentleman of Kenswick and all those whose estate he has in his hands there and the parishioners and inhabitants of Kenswick ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/69  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Dodenham to Broadwas and thence to Cotheridge and thence to St. Johns in Bedwardine and thence to the City of Worcester at Broadwas Cotheridge and St. John's in Bedwardine is in decay and that the inhabitants of Broadwas Cotheridge and St. Johns in Bedwardine ought to repair the same that is to say the inhabitants of Cotheridge at Cotheridge the inhabitants of Broadwas at Broadwas and the inhabitants of St. Johns at St. Johns.  1/1/59/70  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Castle Morton to Hanley Castle otherwise Potter's Hanley and thence to the City of Worcester at Hanley Castle Great Malvern Powick Maddersfield Clevelode and Newland is in decay and that the inhabitants of Hanley Castle and the other places ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/71  (1633)

Presentment that Powick Bridge is in decay and that Sir Thomas Bromley Knight Lord of the Manors of Powick and Wick Episcopi by reason of his tenure of the said Manors ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/72  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Feckenham to Hyndlip and from thence to the City of Worcester at Martin Hussingtree in a certain place there between Hyndlipp and a place called Cuphill is in decay and that the inhabitants of Martin Hussingtree ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/73  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Martin Hussingtree to Hyndlipp and from thence to the town of Smyte and from thence to the Parish of Warndon and from thence to the Parish of Tybberton and Spechley and from thence to Great Wolverton and Little Wolverton and from thence to the Parish of Stoulghton and from thence to Parshore is in decay at Martin Hussingtree Hynlipp Smyte Warndon Tyberton Spechley Great Wolverton and Little Wolverton and Stoulghton and that the inhabitants of those places ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/74  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Spechley towards Stonbowe Bridge between the land of Thomas Acton of Little Wolverton Esq. on either side at Little Wolverton is obstructed by certain hedges and that the said Thomas Acton as yet continues the said hedges.  1/1/59/75  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from the City of Worcester to the Parish of St. Peter without the liberties of the said City and from thence to Whittington and from thence to Stoulton and from thence to Parshore at the Parish of St. Peter aforesaid is in decay and that the inhabitants of St. Peters ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/76  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Hymbleton to Phepston [Peopleton?] in the Parish of Hymbleton and thence to the Parish of Oddingley and thence to the Parish of Warnedon and thence to a place called Smite Elme in the Parishes of Hyndlipp and Warnedon and thence to the Parish of St. Martin without the liberties of the City of Worcester and thence to the City of Worcester is in decay at Himbleton Phepston Warnedon Hyndlipp and the Parish of St. Martin aforesaid and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Himbleton.  1/1/59/77  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Hynlipp to the City of Worcester at the Parish of St. Martin without the liberties of the said City between the lands of Thomas Cheatle of the City of Worcester Gentleman and the lands of John Hulton of Claynes Yeoman is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the said Thomas Cheatle and John Hulton by reason of their tenures.  1/1/59/78  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Hyndlipp to Worcester at Astwood in the Parish of Claynes between the lands of John Hutton of Claynes Yeoman and the lands of Thomas Malton of Claynes Yeoman and the lands of John Chapman of Claynes Gentleman is in decay and that the said John Hutton Thomas Malton and John Chapman ought to repair the same by reason of their tenures.  1/1/59/79  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from a place called "The Ridgeway" to Evesham at Broadway and the highway in the said town of Broadway to the hill there is in decay and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Broadway.  1/1/59/80  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Bridgenorth in the County of Salop to the City of Worcester at Crabbrye Lane in the Parish of Ribbesford is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Ribbesford.  1/1/59/81  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Tewkesbury to Pershore at Tewkesbury Lane in the Parish of St. Andrew Pershore is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of St. Andrew aforesaid.  1/1/59/82  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Wyre Piddle to Pynvyn and from thence to Worcester at Wyre Piddle and Pynvyn is in decay and that it ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of Wyre Piddle and Pynvyn.  1/1/59/83  (1633)

Presentment that the highway at Shipston upon Stower called Stratford Lane is in decay and that the inhabitants of Shipston upon Stower ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/85  (1633)

Presentment that the bridge over the River of Stower at Shipston in the highway leading from Banbury in the County of Oxford to Shipston upon Stower is in decay and that the Dean and Chapter of the Blessed Mary of Worcester Lordes of the Manor of Shipston and the parishioners and inhabitants of Shipston ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/86  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Feckenham to Worcester at the Parish of Hanbury is in decay and that the inhabitants there ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/88  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Suckley to Bromyard in the County of Hereford at the Parish of Suckley is in decay and that the inhabitants of Suckley ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/89  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Pendock to Ledbury in the County of Hereford at Pendock in a certain place between Crommen Pytt and Brutes Morton in Pendock is in decay and that the parishioners and inhabitants of Pendock ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/90  (1633)

Presentment that the inhabitants of Brutes Morton have allowed the highway at Twiford's Lane in the Parish of Brutes Morton leading from Ross to Worcester to fall into decay and have not repaired the same.  1/1/59/91  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Broadway to Evesham at Wickhanford in a place called Langdon Hill is in decay and that the inhabitants of Wichanford ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/92  (1633)

Presentment that the inhabitants of Staunton have allowed the highway from Gloucester to Ledburie at Staunton from Heath Mill Pytt to Smithes Elme to fall into decay and have not repaired the same.  1/1/59/93  (1633)

Presentment that the inhabitants of Kitherminster have allowed Ribbenhall Bridge in the Parish of Kitherminster being the highway leading from Kidderminster to Bewdley to fall into decay.  1/1/59/94  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Homebridge to Martley and thence to the City of Worcester at Martley is in decay and that the inhabitants of Martley ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/97  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Hanley William to Clifton on Teme from thence to Homebridge and thence to Worcester is in decay at Clifton upon Teame and that the inhabitants there ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/98  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Frankley to Chadwick in the Parish of Bromesgrove at a place called Chadwick is in decay and that the parishioners of Bromesgrove and Kings Norton and inhabitants at Chadwick in the Parish of Bromesgrove ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/99  (1633)

Presentment that the inhabitants of Eldersfield have allowed the highway from Ledbury and Newent to Tewkesbury at Hayward's Ende in the Parish of Eldersfield to fall into decay and have not repaired the same.  1/1/59/100  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Fladbury to Evesham at Lenchwick is in decay and that William Lord Craven by reason of the tenure of his lands in Lenchwick and the inhabitants of Lenchwick ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/101  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Fladbury to Evesham between a place called Longe Small and the towne of Evesham is in decay and that the Mayor burgesses and inhabitants of Evesham ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/102  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from a place called Welchman's Loade in the Parish of Ribbesford to the market town of Bewdley is in decay and that the bailiffs burgesses and inhabitants of Bewdley ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/103  (1633)

Presentment that the highway from Stratford on Avon to Banbury in the Parish of Aldermaston at a place called Coldycott Lane is in decay and that Lionel Earl of Middlesex occupier of Coldycott Park and the inhabitants of the Parish of Aldermaston ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/104  (1633)

Presentment that the highway at the Parish of St. Martin without the liberties of the City of Worcester at a place called Red Hill Cross leading to Whittington Spechly Whytelady Aston and Little Wolverton is in decay and that the inhabitants of those places ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/111  (1633)

Presentment that Walcote Lane in the highway leading from Wyre Pyddle to Stouton Wadberrow at Walcote is in decay and that the inhabitants of Walcote ought to repair the same.  1/1/59/119  (1633)

Presentment that the highway leading from Worcester to Tewkesbury from the bottom of Stoake Hill in the Parish of Severn Stoke unto the top or upper part of the said hill and all the highway leading from Worcester to Tewkesbury from a place called Rialls Grove unto the entering in of Ripple Field are ruinous and in decay which last way is and lieth in the parish of Ripple.  1/1/59/123  9 April 1633

Presentment (with a note of the orders to be taken thereon).  1/1/59/127  9 April 1633

Contents:
"I present these ways following to be much out of repair and very bad and dangerous. A highway leading from Hampton Lovett towards Rushock in the Parish of Hampton from the foot of a bank whereon a house stands on the wayside to a wooden bridge by a green called Broades Greene. The way next beyond the same bridge in the Parish of Elmley Lovett on both sides for a quarter of a mile in length. Another way leading from Kinaver Castle towards Kidderminster in the Parish of Elmley Lovett and Rushock or one of them for a mile in length. A way leading from Bewdley towards Tenbury from certain houses in Alton at the further end of the forest of Wier to a bank of trees and from the foot of that bank to a hill called the Clowes Topp for a mile in length in the Parish of the Rocke. The highway in Little Witley leading from thence to Holt and so to Worcester for half a mile in length. The highways in Huddington leading from Huddington Trenches to the town for a mile in length and from the town of Huddington to Grafton Fliford for another mile or thereabouts much decayed and dangerous." Similar presentments follow for Abberley Lenchwick Evesham Wickhamford Broadway Droitwich Hadzor Hanbury Feckenham Ombersley Severn Stoke.
John Wylde.
"Let there be a writ of distringas against all these to repair their ways before Trinity Sessions well and sufficiently. Let the towns that have not appeared and have their ways in default be summoned to appear the next Quarter Sessions after Easter and then to be called and warned to make their ways against the times appointed. The Justices of the peace are desired to take view of all the ways they can before next Sessions and to ascertain whether they be well and sufficiently amended and certify to the Court what they find.
The certificates that are to be brought from towns that their ways are amended must be under the hands of the Minister Churchwardens and Overseers with some other sufficient persons of the neighbourhood and also to be delivered into Court by them or some of them by oath made of the truth."

Certificate by the Vicar Edward Cowper(Presented 1626.) and five of the inhabitants of Hampton Lovett that Hampton Lane has been repaired in all points so that it is in better order than it hath been formerly to any of our memories.  1/1/59/120  17 June 1633

Certificate by William Symonds William Amphlett Thomas Chaunce William Benkey Robert Ghreves and Richard Horne that Hay Lane in Hadzor has been well and sufficiently repaired and so now continueth.  1/1/59/121  (1633)

Certificate by the Rector John Boraston Richard Boraston (According to Nash John Hammond was Rector in 1633. Boraston was not presented till 1638.) Philip Gittens Constable George Milward Churchwarden two of the inhabitants of the Lordship of Ribbesford and two of Rock and two of Abberley that Crabtree Lane has been repaired and all other highways within the Lordship are well and sufficiently repaired and like so to continue for the space of divers years.  1/1/59/122  (1633)

Certificate of the Constable and Overseers of the highways at Warndon and Henlipe that the highways with the bridge in Moor Lane which leads to the City of Worcester is in great decay from a place there at Smite Elme Tree to a place called Oatehill partly by default of the inhabitants of Warrenton Henlipe and Taladine and of Richard Woolley Minister of Henlipe and of Roger Heming who has made an encroachment in the narrowest part thereof so that the highway between his close of pasture and the meadows of Mr. Woolley's temporal lands belonging to his farm at "Cuphill" is a most dangerous lake "but the greatest decay of the said Moor Lane is the not scouring of the watercourse because it is a work that cannot be done but in summer time."  1/1/59/124  9 April 1633

Certificate by the Overseers Constables and inhabitants of Stoke that highways in the said Parish have been amended and "are now in good order and very sufficient in every respect for His Majesty's liege people to travel upon."  1/1/59/125  18 June 1633

Certificate by William Sheldon and others that the highways in Broadway have been repaired they acquainted Sir John Rous and Mr. Doctor Charlett at their last monthly meeting of several matters concerning one highway the turning of the common stream forth of the usual course and the plantation of willows in the street (sic) and that a warrant has been issued to bring the offenders before the next monthly meeting.  1/1/59/126  17 June 1633

Certificate from Walcote that the highway adjoining to Peppleton Fields and another highway called Walcot Lane are repaired and that the fine of 20s. imposed upon the inhabitants by Sir John Rous and Mr. Solloway has been bestowed according to their command and "all other highways within our limit are likewise in very good order." Signed by the Churchwardens Overseers and four inhabitants.  1/1/59/129  (1633)

Order to the Clerk of the Peace by William Jones and Thomas Trevor.  1/1/59/128  9 August 1633

Contents:
"Mr. Clerk of the Peace. Whereas John Warren Esq. was bound in a recognizance to His Majesty in a sum of £40 for his personal appearance at the General Sessions of the Peace holden at Worcester the Tuesday after the close of Easter last past but did not then appear because then employed in His Majesty's service as an examiner in the Court of Star Chamber in the County of York as appeared by affidavit. These are to give you notice that we require you to respite the certifying of the said recognizance to the next Michaelmas term and until you shall receive further order herein."
Dated at Worcester the 16th August 1630.
Will. Jones.
Tho. Trevor.

Jury List for the Body of the County.  1/1/59/130  (1633)

Jury List.  1/1/59/131  (1633)

Jury List.  1/1/59/132  (1633)

Jury List.  1/1/59/133  (1633)

Contents:
Endorsed "Thomas Nobley summon a Jury for life to death to appear presently and send one down to the Talbot for Will Best John Baylis find out Thomas Solly and assist him in his business."

Jury List.  1/1/59/134  (1633)

Jury List.  1/1/59/136  (1633)

Jury panel.  1/1/59/137  (1633)

Names of Chief Constables and other Officers.  1/1/59/138  (1633)

Names of Chief Constables and other Officers.  1/1/59/139  (1633)

Order under the hands and seals of John Charlett and John Helme two Justices of the Peace of the Parish of Bredon where the bastard child of Joan Raulins was born That the said Joan shall nourish educate keep breed up and maintain her said bastard child at her own charge having and receiving towards her said charge and paines weekly 4d. to be duly paid unto her at Bredon aforesaid by John Wilkes of Bredon Blacksmith the reputed father of the said bastard child named Joan.  1/1/57/52  6 June 1633

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His said weekly payments to begin at or from the day of the birth of the said Joan and to continue until such time as she the said Joan shall competently be able to get her own living. Notice of the order to be given to the said John Wilkes by the Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Bredon.

Order under the hands and seals of John Helem and John Charlett "whereas one Katharine Lewis Singlewoman was lately delivered of a bastard child at Defford within this County the father of which child is not certainly known but by the allegations of the said Katharine Lewis is one William Davis late of Great Comberton in the County aforesaid and since run out of the County.  1/1/57/54  6 June 1633

Contents:
Now for that the said Katharine Lewis and her bastard child are in the Bridewell and there the woman is in great distress not being able by her labour to maintain herself and her child without some help from the Parish of Defford where the child was born. Therefore we thought it fit in our discretion and very equal that the parishioners of Defford do allow and pay to the said Katharine by the hands of the Overseers of the Poor or the Constable of Defford for the time being towards the maintenance of the said child weekly from the time of the birth thereof 6d. Referring the further ordering of the case to the hearing and wisdom of the Court."

Wygorn SS. Worcester limitt.  1/1/57/59  5 June 1633

Contents:
"At ye Monthly Meetinge holden att the Talbott in Sidbury Worcester the 5th day of June 1633 before Sir John Bucke Knight William Ingram Esq. two of His Majestie's Justices of the Peace &c." Ordered that an allowance of 8d. weekly be made by Geoffrey Capricke of Castlemorton towards the support of the child of Margaret Hunt the money to be paid to the Overseers of Castlemorton to be paid by them to Margaret Hunt.

Order by Sir John Bucke and William Childe that an allowance of 12d. weekly be made by Richard Deakyn of Wichenford towards the support of the child of Eleanor Warberton.  1/1/57/60  15 June 1633

Certificate.  1/1/57/53  18 June 1633

Contents:
"These are to certifie the Worshipfull Bench this 18th of June that the King's highways in Peopleton are well and sufficiently repaired and amended. (I say certified by us whose hands are here subscribed vizt.)
Edward Angell Rector Cler.
Kenelme Mometon Constable.
William Bullock Supervisors
Christopher Solley Supervisors.
John Checketts Churchwardens
Richard Mills Churchwardens."
Endorsed "William Bullock sworn."

Certificate by Hugh Glover Vicar (Nash gives no dates as to the time Glover held the living) Arthur Bagshawe junior one of the Overseers of the Poor Richard Steward one of the Churchwardens of Inkberrow that John Hodgkins of Stoulton has given security to save harmless the Parish of Inckbarrow from the charge of keeping a bastard child of which he is the reputed father.  1/1/57/55  18 June 1633

Certificate by John Stone Churchwarden John Stanton John Harrison Overseers that Walter Goatman of St. Johns in Bedwardine Blacksmith has given security to the parish to save harmless the said Parish from the costs of the bastard child of Elizabeth Harris of St. Johns and hath given her 8d. a week.  1/1/57/56  18 June 1633

Order under the hands and seals of John Charlett and Thomas. .. . to the Sheriff to summon a Jury at Upton on Severn to inquire concerning a riot committed at Hanley Castell. Endorsed "Thomas Goode Ar. Vic."  1/1/57/58  27 June 1633

List of Chief Stewards &c.  1/1/57/61  (1633)

(Fragment)

Jury panel between the King and Margaret Meredith Joan Greene John Hadland and John Dee.  1/1/57/62  (1633)

Jury List for the Body of the County.  1/1/57/63  (1633)

Jury List to inquire as to a riot in Worcester.  1/1/57/64  (1633)

Jury List (22 names) between the King Margaret Meredith Joan Green John Hadland and John Dee.  1/1/57/65  (1633)

Memorandum that Margaret wife of Humphrey Meredith was acquitted of the charge of theft and Joan Greene of Tenbury Spinster Joan Hadland of St. Johns in Bedwardine Spinster and John Dee of the same Labourer found guilty.  1/1/57/57  (1633)

Jury List for the Body of the County.  1/1/57/66  (1633)

(Imperfect)

Release of the peace against Thomas Jorden.  1/1/58/34  28 September 1633

Presentment by the Grand Jury that the highway leading from Warndon to Oddingley at a place called the Wash Brooke is in decay and ought to be repaired by Roger Heming of Acton Beauchamp Yeoman the occupier of a certain parcel of land in Warndon by reason of his occupation of the said land.  1/1/58/46  (1633)

Writ to the Sheriff to summon the inhabitants of Bentley Stock and Bradley Hanbury Kington Pershore and Wick Rock Feckenham Pensham Welland Flyford Flavell Hill Croome Baynton Birlingham Eldersfield Wyre Piddle Pinvin Upton on Severn Suckley Stoke Prior Clifton on Teme Martley Chaddesley Corbett Powick Birtsmorton and Charles Cox of Castleditch in the County of Hereford to appear at the next Sessions to answer for various matters to be objected against them.  1/1/58/50  18 June 1633

Writ to the Sheriff to summon the inhabitants of Lenchwick Norton Wichamford Broadway Evesham Hampton juxta Evesham Dormston Shrives Lench Church Lench Defford Grafton Flyford Inckbarrow Kington Church Honeyborne Bromsgrove Knightwick Doddenham Hallow Alderminster Conderton Shipston Staunton Blockley Kidderminster Mathon Bredon the Dean and Chapter of Worcester and William Lord Craven to answer for various matters to be objected against them.  1/1/58/51  18 June 1633

Similar Writ to summon the inhabitants of Severn Stoke Elmley Lovett Rushock Witley Parva Lindridge North Piddle Abberton Bishampton Droitwich St. Peters and St. Nicholas Hadsor Madresfield Upton Snodsbury Pirton Shrawley Hanley Castle Bewdley and Ribbesford to appear at the next Sessions and answer to what shall be objected against them.  1/1/58/52  18 June 1633

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury the Constables and other Officers at the next Sessions.  1/1/58/53  18 June 1633

Writ to the Sheriff to summon Jurors Officers and Constables at the next Sessions.  1/1/58/54  18 June 1633

Writ to summon the inhabitants of Claynes Warndon Hindlip Tolladyne Martin Hussingtree Smite Tibberton Spechley Wolverton Stoulton Hill Grimley Broadwas Cotheridge St. John in Bedwardine Himbleton Peopleton Oddingley St. Martin Powick Whittington Spechley White Ladies Aston Wick Episcopi Norton juxta Kempsey Kenswick Huddington the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Thomas Acton of Little Wolverton Esquire John Hulton of Claynes Yeoman John Chapman Gentleman and Thomas Malton Yeoman of Claynes Thomas Cheatle of Worcester Gentleman John Hutton of Claynes YeomanGiles Blount of Kenswick Gentleman Sir Thomas Bromley Knight Lord of the Manors of Powick and Wick Episcopi Richard Woolley of Hyndlipp Clerk and Roger Hemynge of Tibberton Yeoman to appear at Sessions to answer for the various matters which will be alleged against them.  1/1/58/55  18 June 1633

Jury List.  1/1/58/56  (1633)

(Fragment)

Jury List.  1/1/58/57  (1633)

(Fragment)

Jury panel.  1/1/58/58  (1633)

Jury List for the Body of the County.  1/1/58/59  (1633)

Jury List.  1/1/58/60  (1633)

Names of Chief Constables and other Officers.  1/1/58/61  (1633)

The same.  1/1/58/62  (1633)

(A Fragment)

The same.  1/1/58/63  (1633)

(Imperfect)

Petition of the inhabitants of Holy Cross in Pershore.  1/1/58/64  (1633)

(Imperfect)

Contents:
"About 12 years past George Clark of St. Peters late Keeper of His Majesty's Goal put a woman from the said goal to Pershore being great with child by the said Clark as will appear by the aforesaid presents the content whereof will be testified by the witnesses whose names are hereunto subscribed and shortly after Clark brought a bond and delivered it to the Minister of the Parish wherein one Tubbs (who as the said Clark affirmed was an able man) was bound for the safeguard of the said parish touching the said bastard but it since appears that the said Tubbs was then a prisoner in the custody of the said Clark and since convicted of felony so that by the [tric]k of the said Clark the inhabitants of the said Parish. .. .. be charged with. .. .. ."

Statement of the facts as to the birth of the childe of George Clark Keeper of the Castle of the County of Worcester and complaining that the Parish of Holy Cross in Pershore has been put to the charge of £24 in maintaining for 10 years such bastard child.  1/1/58/88  (1633)

Contents:
"About 7 years past was a young woman great with child sent from George Clarke keeper of the Castle of the County of Worcester to Pershore to the house of one Thomas Smith then prisoner in the aforesaid Castle. And about 3 or 4 days after her being there came the wife of the foresaid Clarke to Pershore and commanded the Churchwardens for to cause her to be sent forth of the town for she said her husband should not keep a piece so near her nose. Presently hereupon the Churchwardens caused the woman being near her time of delivery to be sent away then she was brought to Defford to a victualling house and there continued for the space of 14 days then secretly brought to Parshore to the same Smith's house and there she was delivered and before the midwife would lay any hand to help her she would know of her who was the right father of the child and she said none but George Clarke and at the baptizing Clarke came and feasted the women that were with her in her travail and took order at a victualling house that whatsoever she wanted till her Church going it should be sent to her and he would pay it. Also at the Church going he came and paid all scores for the women and gave them new gloves then the said Clarke sent the child to be kept at Riall to a widow's house and bought the nurse a cow for milk for the child and also 2 years the child was brought to Pershore again and Clarke caused a man to [be] bound for to save the parish harmless from the charge thereof and by means of a poor and also a dishonest minister who did undertake the taking of his bond and keeping thereof and now both priest and bond are both lost and the man that was bound now. .. .. knowing he was a prisoner and the bond. .. .. . confesseth that he was commanded so to. .. .. . and must not worry him so for the space of X. years the. .. .. of St. Cross in the Parish of Hanbury charge of £24 at the least with that child the said Clark hath given since the child being at Pershore s[ometimes] of apparell and sometimes sent money to. .. .. ."

Petition of the inhabitants of the Manor of Holt stating that Philip Cooke who holds half a yard land in Holt worth about 20 marks yearly which he has let to his elder brother Edward Cooke living in Grimley has gone with Captain Leighton to the Low Countries and has left a base woman child born [within] the said Manor of Holt to be maintained by the inhabitants thereof who pay to one good wife Scott 12d. a week to keep the same they pray that an allowance may be made out of the said land towards the support of the said child.  1/1/58/66  (1633)

Petition to the Right Hon. the Lord Barkeley (Sir Robert Berkeley, one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench.) and to the worshipful the Justices of the Peace of John Chaundler and William King of Kineton who being fined in the sum of 10s. upon the complaint of Peter Noxon entreat that the said Noxon may be questioned whether he had made true performance of his office "for he giving warning to the neighbours as at a time appointed to be helpful in the repair of the highways the weather proved so unreasonable wet that we were enforced to leave off at that time which was the last of the six days whereon we were to perform our due service by his appointment.  1/1/58/77  (1633)

(Imperfect)

Contents:
We both have performed seven days work a piece at which time in the evening George Poole being Surveyor with Peter Noxon went to him to know when another days employment should be appointed by reason that we were prevented by the wetness and rainy weather his answer was that he had done for the year and he would meddle no further then about the space of a week or a fortnight after Noxon went unto Sir John Rous not acquainting his fellow George Poole herewithall and made presentment of those whom he pleased and sparing others who were altogether in as much default as those whom he presented and being moved by George Poole afterwards for refusing some other place which was faultless his answer was that he would meedle no more for he must go about his own business. Yet nevertheless at the appointment of George Poole all the neighbours did perform their service to carry and lay their carriage when he did direct them as was most useful. [Further]more when as formerly the neighbours did come with their. .. .. .. their cattle at the appointment of Peter Noxn he said. .. .. . he would withdraw them from this service by the time that. .. .. . been at work the space of two or three hours and get. .. .. his house he being a victualler and there they should spend the rest. .. .. .. .. disorderly manner until five or six o'clock in the. .. .. .".

To the Right Worshipful Sir Robert Berkeley one of the King's Majesty's Justices of his Common Pleas (This is a mistake. Berkeley was a Judge of the King's Bench.) at Westminster and one of his Justices of Peace for the County of Worcester.  1/1/58/92  (1633)

Contents:
Petition of Roger Perks of Whistanes to the Justices of the Peace shewing that petitioner dwells at the sign of the "Fish" in Whistones which has been an ancient inn for above three score years to entertain travellers and people coming to market yet hath been bound by recognizance as an ale seller and so have all the victualling houses there from time to time. Now one Henry Meeke that dwelleth in a house there having the sign of a "Bell" doth pretend himself to be the innholder and the reason is that he was suppressed by the Justices of Assizes before whom he was indicted and arrayned as accessory to felony in receiving goods stolen and is accounted a receiver and harbourer of Lewd people as thieves and such like and doth daily receive cheaters that cosen much at tables as namely one Richard Caterons who the last week did there play with one Thomas Thomson who affirmed that Caterons did cosen him of his money at tables and said it was pickt out of his pocket in that house. Prays that the said Meeke be not allowed as the only victualler in Whistones.
Endorsement Signed Ro. Barkley. "If the matter. .. .. .. should be bound to his good behaviour. .. .. .. I know will do as desired by the petitioners. .. .. ."
Thomas Thomson "This thing that I certify is nothing but the truth I played a matter of half a crown at tables."

To the Right Honourable Sir Robert Berkeley Knight one of the King's Majesty's Justices of his Court of King's Bench. Petition of Thomas Wagstaffe of Abberton Yeoman to the Justices of the Peace shewing that he is tenant of a messuage and lands in Abberton and in respect whereof for the non-repair of a common highway in Abberton he was fined £20 which highway has always been repaired at the cost of the whole parish.  1/1/58/96  (1633)

Contents:
The said fine was imposed by the oath of Thomas Solley who is a great enemy of the petitioner because he refused to carry for him gratis a load of wood. Prays that his case may be taken into consideration.

Petition of Anthony Hill and Richard Baker Overseers of the highways of the Parish of St. Martin shewing that John Collins of Worcester Brewer having lands in St. Martin's has neglected to cleanse and scour his ditches and mounds which have become level with the highways whereby the watercourses are stopped and run along the highway causing them to be much decayed.  1/1/58/99  (1633)

Contents:
That John Blurton of Worcester Innholder having certain fields adjoining to the highway in St. Martins called Blurtons Fields has removed a stile adjoining to the highway from a place where it has long stood and has broken up and destroyed a causeway leading from the said stile athwart the lane by reason whereof the highways in that place have been much decayed and the removing of the said stile and the destroying of the causeway was the cause of the parishioners of St. Martins being indicted. That John Frogmer of Worcester Gentleman having a parcel of land in St. Martins called Sparrow Crofte adjoining to the highway he and his under tenants have neglected to cleanse and scour the ditches whereby the highways are decayed. They pray that the above named persons may be ordered to repair the said defects.

Presentment that Druggers Lane in the Parish of Castlemorton leading towards Worcester and Riding Lane are out of repair and that Mr. Edmund Arslow is in default for that his hedges grow over the said lane.  1/1/58/69  (1633)

Presentment by Thomas. .. .. and Richard Oliver supervisors of the highways within the limits of Broadwas of John Barrett for being a cottager in the said township he neglected to do one days work having lawful warning given unto him and of Elizabeth Davies Widdow for the like default "and the rest of the inhabitants within our limits hath performed their duties very orderly and our highways are very well and sufficiently repaired and amended."  1/1/58/73  (1633)

Presentment of William Cooke for not scouring his ditch at the upper end of Warrand's Farland in St. Peters in the City of Worcester for his mixen and for his ditch leading the water from near the green stile towards Severn.  1/1/58/76  (1633)

Contents:
George Daunce for a mixen in the highway. William Life for mixen of his. Mr. Walker for not scouring his ditch at the green stile. Thomas Ambrose Esq. for his muck hill. "Item we present the Dean and Chapter for not making the causeways as they ought nor anything is done in it now we think there will be nothing done."

Presentment that".. .. . Leadington of Defford Victualler does not sell ale nor drink by the measure appointed by the Statute in such case provided and usually keepeth ill rule and entertaineth men's servants out of due time in his house contrary to the conditions of his recognizanse.  1/1/58/78  (1633)

Contents:
Francis Harewell of Evesham Gentleman continues to demise a cottage recently erected in Great Hampton to Nicholas Moore who dwelleth in the same and hath so done for the space of one year contrary to the Statute."

Presentment by Roger Perckes Constable of Whistons and Henry Yorke one of the Supervisors of the highways there "concerning the wrongs and injuries done to the highways by placing of muckhills and miskens upon the same to the great annoyance of the neighbours there dwelling by reason of the noysomness of the smell."  1/1/58/80  (1633)

Account of Anthony Palmer and Thomas Saunders of moneys by them received towards building the new House of Correction according to divers orders of Sessions Ano. 1633  1/1/58/65  (1633)

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Contents:
Received Mr. William Banbury one of the High Constables of the Hundred of Oswaldslow - 9 14 11
Of Mr. William Steevens one of the High Constables of the Hundred of Pershore- 9 0 8
Of Mr. Hunt one of the High Constables of the Halfshire. .. .. - 11 0 0
.. .. . Fido one of the High. .. .. .. .. .. 6 10 4
.. .. .. .. .. .. - - - - - 2 1 1½
.. .. .. .. .. .. - - - - - 10

Memorandum of receipts of John Field.  1/1/58/67  (1633)

Contents:
Item of the better sort of stone - 284
Item of Pebble - 43
Sum received £24 3 4
By me
X John Field
His Mark.

A note of such monies as hath been disbursed by Mr. Knight for the repairing of the Castle House and the Gaol and for the building the House of Correction for the Countie of Wigorn.  1/1/58/68  (1633)

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Contents:
Imprimis receipts received by Mr. Salwayes appointment - 8 1 2
Received of Mr. Palmer and Mr. Saunders Sum £39 5 2. - 31 4
Disbursements for the Castle Gaol and House of Correction now the Castle House.
.. .. .. .. - - - - - - 7 8 8
.. .. .. .. - - - - - - 9 15 5
.. .. .. .. - - - - - - 16
.. .. .. .. - - - - - - 7 12 6

Warrant under the hand and seal of Sir John Buck for the arrest of William Green of the Tithing of Alfricke to bring him before Sir John at his house in Leech Street Worcester to answer what shall be objected against him on His Highnesses behalf not failing at your peril. Dated 21st Aug. 1633  1/1/58/70  (1633)

List of fines upon surveyors and owners of teams for not repairing the highways.  1/1/58/101  13 September 1633

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13th Sept. 1633 at the Sessions of the Peace held at Worcester.
Imprimis: Riple (bene): Severn Stoke £10; Supervisors. 40s. 40s.: Thomas Wade £4; Thomas Dally £4; Teams and the Owners: John Bester 20s.; Humphrey Best 20s.
Supervisors. 40s. 40s.: Edmund Smith £4; Charles Bacon; Teams and the Owners: John Best 10s.; John Smith 10s..
Imprimis: Riple (bene): Elmley Lovett £10; Teams and the Owners: John Parsons 10s.; Anthony Child 10s.; Richard Osburne 10s.
Imprimis: Riple (bene): Rushock £10; Supervisors: 40s. 40s.: William Mole £10; Philip Mole £10
Imprimis: Riple (bene): Hampton Lovett and Westwood £5; Supervisors: 40s. 40s.: William Lench
Imprimis: Riple (bene): Witley Parva £20; Supervisors. 40s. 40s.: The Constable confesseth warning and default the Occupiers 40s 40d; Teams fined: Mr. John Cook 10s.; Katharine Wainwright Widdow 10s.; Thomas Bach 10s.; Roger Stone 10s.
Supervisors. 40s. 40s.: Rowland Dudley; Thomas Brook; Overseers bene; Teams fined: John Green 10s.; Roger Wale 10s.; Francis Bagget 10s.; Thomas Turner 10s.:
Imprimis: Riple (bene): North Piddle (bene); Supervisors: 40s. 40s.: Francis Woodward; Francis Moule and 11 teams spared
Abberton £20; Supervisors: 40s. 40s.: Richard Hart

Similar List for Upton Snodsbury Pirton Shrawley Newland Malvern Elmley Castle Flyford Crowle Claines St. Martin Hampton Lovett Salwarp St. Peters Doderhill.  1/1/58/102  (1633)

Similar List for Broughton Bredicot Wadborough Wick juxta Pershore Welland Stock and Bradley Hanbury.  1/1/58/103  (1633)

Similer List for Stoulton Redmarley Dodenham Kenswick Upton on Severn Shipston on Stour Bromsgrove Kings Norton.  1/1/58/104  (1633)

Memorandum of proceedings at Sessions.  1/1/58/72  (1633)

Contents:
A Sessions and a Grand Jury to be summoned to be apud civitatem Wigorn at the Guildhall here die Mercur 11 Sept. next by 8 o'clock mane.
The Under Sheriff to return the same who served on the Grand Jury in April last and to take special care that those who appeared on the Jury have personal summons.
Bring or send me a copy of the panel of the Grand Jury.
Be sure to have freeholders enough in place to serve for a Peti Jury if there be cause. Those freeholders to be of some neighbouring township to the township particularly named and not of those townships.
These townships and parishes following to be served with Sessions process to appear 11th Sept. upon the indictments against them.
1. Claynes. John Hutton John Charge Thomas Malten.
2. St. Martin extra libertate Wigorn. Thos. Chetle.
3. Whittington Battenhall and Sidbury. Dec. and Cap. Wig.
4. St. John in Bedwardine.
5. Hallow Grimley.
6. Kempsey Norton juxta Kempsey.
7. Powick. Thomas Bromley Mil.
8. Wick Epi.
9. Warndon Smite Tollardine.
10. Hindlip. Richard Wolley Roger Heminge.
11. Tibberton.
12. Kenswick. Giles Blount.
13. Spechley.
14. Martin Hussingtree.
15. Wolverton Magna et Parva. Thomas Acton.
16. Cotheridge.
17. Warndon.
18. Himbleton.
19. Oddingley.
20. Crowle Huddington.
Some understanding particular men from the several places super described and set down in writing or to bring to you or me or some Justice who will at the Sessions or some time before see the particular ways which are in decay in the several parishes and townships super.
Friday 13th Sept. and on any Wednesday and Friday after until Michaelmas to meet for these Sessions.

Memorandum in connection with the Sessions.  1/1/58/74  (1633)

Contents:
"Those above were I suppose sworn. The Sheriff returned 24. My direction was to see the copy of the whole panel if you have it not let the Sheriff put to those above 8 more who live dispersedly in the several hundreds and send me a note of those names together with the above.
"I gave you a note of 20 townships nearest about Worcester to be warned make 4 several like notes distributing the rest of the townships in your discretion so that in 4 days more we may go throughout all the townships and places presented and bring or send on those notes in your disposition taking the like course as I did for the 20 parishes having a regard to the number of the residue and dividing them equally throughout the places and business.

Certificate signed by the inhabitants of Broughton Hackett that George Dale keeps a disorderly alehouse on Sabbath days that upon Monday in Easter week last a man was slain there had it not been for such alehouse no such matter had happened our town is poor and we have no need of an alehouse.  1/1/58/75  (1633)

Certificate stating that there was presented at the last Sessions a default in the highway leading from the Parish of Frankley to Bromesgrove but the way where this default was lies between the Parishes of Bromsgrove and King's Norton which way was never known to be mended by the inhabitants of Bromesgrove.  1/1/58/81  (1633)

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Nevertheless both parishes consented to amend the said highway jointly but the inhabitants of King's Norton failed to come in. Notwithstanding the inhabitants of Bromesgrove have amended the said highway to the utmost of their limit. Signed by John Hall Clericus John Westwood Anthony Cole John Badger Thomas Badger Daniel King Churchwardens Robert Partridge and John Bromgod.

Certificate that the ways within the Parish of Hindlipp are sufficiently repaired and the ditches by the same where need is scoured also the watercourse between Smyte Elme and Black Green are scoured. Signed by Richard Wolley Clericus and 4 others.  1/1/58/95  (1633)

Certificate that Henry Nichols of Claynes who was indicted or fined for the laying of soil in the highway in Whistanes has removed the said soil. Signed by one inhabitant John Weston and 4 inhabitants and neighbours.  1/1/58/98  (1633)

Certificate by the Constables Churchwardens and Supervisors that Thomas Chetle Esquire John Chapman Gentleman John Hulton and Thomas Malten who were presented for not repairing the way leading from Hindlipp to Worcester in the Parish of Claynes have repaired the said way and scoured the ditches and that a watercourse by the side of Red Meadow between Hinlip and Blackpoole Green is sufficiently scoured.  1/1/58/100  17 June 1633

Order that Edward Cooke dwelling in Grimley who holds copyhold lands in Holt of his elder brother Philip Cooke who has gone to the Low Countries shall pay 12d. weekly towards the maintenance of the bastard child of the said Philip Cooke.  1/1/58/97  1 October 1633

Greivances exhibited to the Worshipful Bench of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace authorized for the enquiring into and reformation of ruined and ill repaired highways in the County of Worcester by William Smith Clarke (sic) Parson of Alvechurch.  1/1/58/79  (1633)

Contents:
"The Parish of Alvechurch has many roadways and thoroughfares for travellers both on horseback and for carriages by wains and carts and other common highways to divers market towns through sundry parts of the said parish but all generally so ill and negligently repaired that divers enormities redound therefrom not only to many of the parishioners themselves but also to many others travelling by those ways in particular myself in this harvest time riding about my lawful and necessary occasion of tythes have been twice fast set in the mire in common roads and market ways not without danger. By occasion of these ill repaired highways I am forced to sell much of my tithes far under value. Much of this ill repair is caused by some who "staunch" up water in ditches and turning them out of their course to water and overflow the adjoining grounds and in some of the roads formerly used for passage on horseback and loaded wagons and cattle cannot be used for passage on horseback without danger getting fast and "myring."

List by the Overseers and tything men of the Parish of Lye of the names of the persons who have worked on the repair of the highways in Leigh Parish with the number of days they worked.  1/1/58/93  (1633)

Complaint that Henry Meke of the Tything of Whistons keeps an unlicensed alehouse and has diceing tables and unlawful games in his house and harbours thieves that on a complaint being made that certain persons in the house were therein he said "Let them be there rogues or what they would they brought nothing to him but money and for their money they were welcome to his house."  1/1/58/89  (1633)

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The Constable took George Clark the Keeper of the Goal to arrest the thieves.

Jury panel for the trial of Thomas Braddocke Dorothy Fludd Thomas Johnson Richard Smyth and Jane Smyth.  1/1/58/85  (1633)

Note of the result of the trials of Thomas Braddocke for stealing six sheep.  1/1/58/86  (1633)

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Sent to the House of Correction for a month Dorothy Fludd of St. Johns in Bedwardine not guilty and Thomas Johnson of Martley Labourer charged with theft not guilty.

Depositions by Joseph Morley and John Hunt of Welland Husbandman Speciall Bailiffs upon a Sessions process against William Curtis. That William Curtis avoided arrest by tendering a blank bond and was assisted by Peter Ambler and others in evading arrest.  1/1/58/90  13 September 1633

Deposition taken before Robert Berkeley of John Bale of Worcester Sheriff's Bailiff that Henry Meeke Bryan Horton Lowry wife of Thomas Cooke Elizabeth Meeke Margery Meeke and Thomas Hopton assaulted him at Whistanes and rescued Thomas Cooke from his custody.  1/1/58/91  (1633)

Letter from. .. .. Washburne to Sir Robert Berkeley asking him to continue his license to Francis Wainright to keep an alehouse adjoining to Hancridge [Ockeridge?] Wood in the Parish of Holt.  1/1/58/83  24 September 1633

Contents:
"We are not desirous to countenance or encourage the number of alehouses for I know the multitude to be too great and many fit to be suppressed but for the benefit and conveniency of poor labourers inhabiting in that neighbourhood."

Crowle. Letter from Thomas Cocks of Crowle to Sir Robert Berkeley Knight.  1/1/58/71  2 September 1633

Contents:
"I beseech ye give me leave amongst your many well wishers (though unworthy to be ranked in the number of your meanest friends) to pray as heartily as any that you may happily enjoy your rising fortunes. I hear you intend a Session at Worcester this day about the mending of highways which is a very charitable and good work and so is it also (if you think good) before going out of the County to take some course for the putting down of the superfluity of alehouses and common tippling houses of which kind we have no less than three in Crowle and that is two too many for one little village as I find by experience to my loss of servants and they very often to the loss of their money and wits. The nearest of these alesellers is James Careless and therefore the worst. The next in propinquity of neighbourhood is Richard Brinton a tenant to Mr. Symons of Aston and upheld by him in that capacity. Careless petitioned my Lord Bishop for a licence to sell ale because he was a surgeon and had many patients come to him for help and found it a great inconvenience for them to go to remote places for their diet and drink and in that respect obtained a licence (as I understand) with a limitation to sell ale to none but his patients. But now of late especially he far exceeds his bounds and entertains all comers as well by night as by day high and low rich and poor beggars and all none excepted. For example a poor wandering fellow came not long since to my door counterfeiting himself to be blind lame and taken most perilously with a shaking palsy which part of an infirm man in these several particulars he performed so artificially that he made my wife to take great compassion of him for besides meat and drink she gave him money and a piece of bacon which he no sooner had than he went away with a snail's pace halting downright and shaking and groping with his staffe till he thought he was out of sight and then he was an upright man on the sudden and without any lameness blindness quaking or quivering could find the way to Carless's house presently where he called for a pot of ale a pipe of tobacco and a pennyworth of eggs to fry with his bacon and Careless rose up from other company and sat down by him where my two witnesses left them who heard and saw all their passage and after told it to me and my wife. Another poor fellow who professed himself an extraordinary carder and spinner of woollen or linen was of late set a work by my wife to card and spin coarse wool for blankets and when he had gotten some money for his work to Careless he goes and there with another of my men spent the greatest part of the night till it was three o'clock in the morning or thereabouts and then they parted but the spinner made his way through the churchyard when finding two beggar women in the church porch gave a groat to the younger to lie with him when there was such a stir between them that there was taken out of his pocket about 16s. which he presently missed by feeling in his pocket for his money and made so great a noise in chiding and brawling one with another that being near my chamber I woke my wife who called up all my men to go into the churchyard and see what the matter was and by searching with a lantern and a candle there was found about a crown of it which he had again the rest was lost. In the meantime whilst the search was made I sent for the Constable to put the spinning man and the young woman in the stocks and so was ridden of them and their disorder and many more (which is too much to set down in a letter) Careless' ale distributed to all comers privately and being enjoyned to march to Sessions whether a well governed alehouse it is. I will now most humbly take my leave and receiving pardon for being so tedious. .. . will end.
Your poor neighbour and servant to command Crowle 12st Sept. 1633.
Tho. Cocks."
Addressed "To the Right Worshipful Sir Robert Berkeley Knight one of His Majesty's Justices of the King's Bench."

Recognizance before Humphrey Salway by John Brotherton junior and John Brotherton senior both of Clifton Husbandmen for the appearance of John Brotherton junior at Sessions.  1/1/59/28  14 February 1633

Recognizance before Sir John Bucke by John Baxter of Powick Husbandman John Green of Bransford Husbandman and John Wylde of Powick Husbandman for the appearance of John Wylde at Sessions. Pro spurio nato in Powick.  1/1/59/12  22 February 1633

Recognizance. No date and not executed by Rowland Sandford Husbandman and Edward King Gentleman both of Hanley Castle.  1/1/58/14A  [1633]

Writ to the Sheriff to summon a Jury for Sessions.  1/1/57/37  30 April 1633

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