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||Sessions of the peace held at Chelmsford on Thursday
and Friday after the Close of Easter, before William Towse,
William Wiseman, Stephen Powle, Thomas Mildmay of Barnes, John
Sames, Thomas Waldegrave, William Ayloffe of Little Chishall,
Henry Mordant, William Tabor, Nicholas Coote, Geoffrey Nightingall,
Peter Tuke and Christopher Chibborne, esqrs.
John Pigg of Widdington, yeoman, by the bond of William Pigge of
the same, yeoman, for begetting a bastard child of Trifina Swayne;
John Nashe of Springfield, husbandman, by the bonds of Richard
Willowes of Panfield, labourer, and Edward poley of Stebbing,
yeoman, to be of good behaviour; discharged.
Thomas Borne of Springfield, labourer, and William Borne of Great
Waltham, husbandman, by the bonds of Alexander Borne and Thomas
Salmon of Bromfield, husbandmen; discharged.
Roger Nightingall of Little Chesterford, miller, by the bonds of
William Pigge abovesaid and John Nightingale of Newport.yeoman,
for being the reputed father of a bastard child begotten on Emma
Sendere; to stand.
William Asplyn of Great Coggeshall, Shoemaker, by the bonds of
John Gardener, tailor, and Samuel Robinson, shoemaker, both of the
sam, for a bastard child begotten on Rose Osborne.[deleted].
John Cooke of Rayleigh, bricklayer, by the bonds of John kyffen of
Woodham ferrers, husbandman, and Edward Coloman of Leigh, Notary
public, for pheasants.
Peter Foster of Baddow, yeoman, in his own bond, as the reputed
father of baddow, yeoman, in his own bond, as the reputed father
of a bastard child named mary sache begotten on Agnes bache;
Edward Sach to repair to the next Justices for order, and
meanwhile the child to be sent to remain at Great Waltham where it
was born; Thomas Bale and Thomas Whale of Chelmford, yeomen, for
the said Peter to appear at the next Sessions.
[Dorse]. John Copeman of Lambeth, co. Surrey, yeoman, by the bond
of William ap Roger of Little Maplestead, yeoman, to keep the
peace towards William Puckle, Matthew Alliston and Edward Loker.
James Spyttye of Stock, carpenter, by the bonde of Robert
Walker of South Hannigfield and Henry Durrant of Chelmsford,
Indictment against Anthony Hewes and John Hewes of Southminster,
husbandmen, and Charles Luckyn of the same, bricklayer, for
disturbing the watch, named John Sandes and Richard Briant. [See
Samuel Baker of Great Chishell for a common drunkard and
quarreller, by the relation of Mr. Ayloffe of the same, committed
to gaol, and bound by Richard Wallys of the same, yeoman.
Bartholomew Ward to appear at the Assizes, and John Hockley to
give evidence against him there [See 162/28,29,56,58].
Roger Sandes [See 162/42] and Agnes his wife to keep the peace
towards Clement Watson, by the bond of Richard Marshe of
Chelmsford, Looksmith, and John Dawtry of Hallingbury, husbandman.
Robert Pertre and others to appear at the Assizes [see 162/49].
Richard Cooke for a base-born child [see 162/46]. Bound further by
Richard Robynson of Salcott, husbandman.
[162/5] Francis Merchant [see 162/57], to be discharged from
victualling, and to be bound for his good behaviour; he told Mr.
Sames in open court that he, meaning Mr. Sames, would not see
George Roberts for lying with his dame, and using opporobrious
words against Mr. Sames; to be committed to the gaol for three
days and to appear at the next Sessions. The said Francis and
George committed to the sheriff.
Richard Dunstance the younger [see 162/57], a common
alehouse-hunter and drunkard and enter of flesh in Lent, and
enticer of young men to rob in the highways, by the relation of
Mr.Sames; to be bound to appear at the next Sessions and be or
good behaviour. Committed to Mr. Clayes the gaoler.
Joan Hawes of Tillingham, spinster, about 4 or 5 years past had a
child unlawfully begotten; Susan Woodward, sister to the said
Joan, and Thomas Beane the reputed father, for examinations. [See
162/60-2]. Elizabeth Brown of the same by the bond of Jerome Brown
her husband not to depart the Court without licence; no true bill.
John Sandes and Anthony Hughes [see 162/37 and 35]; to stand
further by the bonds of Richard Pasfeld of Southminster and Robert
Forley of Burnham, husbandman.
Henry Snellock [see 162/32]; to stand further by the bond of
Christopher Snellock of Finchingfield, gentleman, to keep the
peace towards Thomas Browne.
Stay of process against Mr. Joselyn till Mr. Towse be further