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CALENDAR OF ESSEX ASSIZE RECORDS
Calendar of Essex Assize File [ASS 35/8/1] Assizes held at Brentwood 14 March 1556
Scope and Content:
CALENDAR of the Justices of the Peace and others.
Justices of the Peace:-
Nicholas Bacon, Knt., Keeper of the Great Seal, William Marquis of Winchester, Treasurer, Henry Earl of Arundel, Thomas Earl of Sussex, Edmund Bishop of London, Henry Lord Morley, Thomas Mordaunt Knt, Lord Mordaunt, Richard Riche Knt. Lord Riche, John Lord D'Arcey of Chiche, Richard Northe Knt. Lord Northe, henry Lord Hunsdon, William Petre, knt., Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, William Cordell, knt., Master of the Rolls, John Southcote, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, Gilbert Gerrarde, Attorney General, Anthony Browne, one of the justices of the Court Common Pleas, Robert Ryche, Anthony Cooke, John Wentworth, Thomas Wrothe, Francis Jobson, Thomas Smythe and Thomas Goulding, all knights, Thomas Seckford, esq., Master of the Court of Requests, Thomas Myldemay, Thomas Powle, William Walgrave, Henry Fortescue, Thomas Lucas, Kenelm Throgmerton, William Cardynall, Edward Barrett, Thomas Barrington, Robert Kempe, Edward Berye, John Tamworth, Edward Bocking, Edward Isaack, George Nicolls, Henry Mackwilliam, James Altham, Roger Amys, Clem. Sysley, Thomas Franck, Henry Coulding, Edward Danyells, Matth. Bradburie and Edward Richard all esquires.
Clem. Tusser gent., and Thomas Knott gent.
Bailiffs of the Hundreds and Liberties:-
Tho. Collyn (Hinckford), William Houldon (Uttlesford and Freshwell), Richard Ponde (Chafford), John Moundes (Barstable), James Chapman (Chelmsford), John Beamysshe (Dunmow), John Leades (Dengie), John Wade (Thurstable), William Symnell (Tendring and Winstree), Richard Newle (Rochford), George Male (Becontree), Thomas Newman (Clavering), Robert Turner (Ongar and Harlow), Robert Chenye (Waltham), Thomas Dawson (Witham), George Deane (Duchy of Lancaster), William Marshall, gentleman (Bishop of London), Thomas Lawrett (Bishop of Ely), William Castley (Thomas Duke of Norfolk).
Names of those remanded in Colchester Caol:-
Chris. Borley, Joan Botcher.
Names of Prisoners (all taken for suspicion of felony):-
John Cheverell taken at Barking, Robert Walby, John Foxe and John Grene taken At Colchester, Thomas Ward taken at "Potterrowe" (?in Inworth or Ingatestone), William Birde taken at Colchester, Thomas Braye taken at Great Hilland, William Leashe taken at Romford, Richard Tynley taken at Messing, George Porter taken at "Woodham Ferrys", Thomas Blancke taken at "Colne Wake", --- Tyrttle taken at Danbury. (Remainder illegible or torn away.) [ASS 35/8/1/35]