STAC co Bristol
NOTA BENE - These case names are approximate and very likely to be changed.
B Bill of Complaint Dr Demurrer A Answer Rn Replication Rr Rejoinder C Commission I Interrogatories D Deposition
Aldworthe v Baker
- STAC 5/A5/9 - B A - Easter 37 Eliz - Bristol, Somerset - Thomas Aldworthe, Richard Dowe, John Bythesea v John Baker, Henry Badman, John Badman, Matthew Beacon, Robert Needs, David Woodwall, Edmund Jones, Thomas Symes, William Watts, William Beeny
- Thomas Aldworth of Bristol merchant, Robert Dowe citizen and merchant Taylor of London and John Bythesea of Axbridge in Somerset tanner. John Carr late of the City of Bristol gent deceased was seised of property in Congresbury [Somerset] also endowment or establishment of Queen Elizabeth hospital in Bristol.
- STAC 7/17/2 - - - Somerset - Thomas Aldworth et al v John Baber et al
- W.A. Sampson, A History of Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital, Bristol (Bristol, 1910). But it does not seem to contain any reference speciifcally to a Star Chamber case regarding the School’s property, although there were court cases regarding the founder’s will and a judicial adjudication.
- see also STAC Aldworth
Andrews v Young
- STAC 5/A5/31 - B - 25 Eliz - Bristol - John Androwes v Sir John Young, Stephen Nash, Gabriel Pyndar, Thomas Farmer, John Cook et al
- John Andrews of Bristol gent. Butt of special good sack and a but of Hollocke - STAC 5/A5/31
- STAC 5/A5/14 - B A Rn C I D - 37 Eliz - Bristol - John Androws v Sir John Younge, Stephen Nashe, Gabriell Pindar, Thomas Farmer, John Cook Walter Longe, William Moore John Lowle Edmond Wrestle Jasper Holben & Edward Arendell
- John Androwes of the City of Bristol gent. Nephew of Thomas Warren late of Bristol, merchant. One butt of some speciall good Sacke and a butt of hollocke for John Popham att gen at his house in Somerset and STAC 5/A5/31
- STAC 5/A34/24 - I D - 26 Eliz - Bristol - John Andrews v Sir John Yonge, Stephen Nashe, Thomas Farmer et al
- see also STAC Andrews
Aylworthe v Jones
- STAC 5/A5/24 - B A Rn Rr - Trin 9 Eliz - Bristol - John Aylworthe, Anthony Aylworthe, Walter Aylworthe v George Jones, Eleanor Partridge, Robert Burbage, Thomas Windsor, George Jones
- John Aylworthe esquire and Anthony Aylworthe and Walter Aylworthe his sons, in re a messuage in the City of Bristol.
- STAC 5/A27/8 - I D - 9 Eliz - Bristol - Anthony Aylworthe v Eleanor Partriche, Robert Burbage et al
- STAC 5/A4/7 - C I D - 10 Eliz - Bristol - John Aileworth v Elenor St John et al
- see also STAC Aylworth
Barkeley v Jones
- STAC 5/B73/20 - B Rn Rr C - 13 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkeley, Matthew Smythe et al v Roger Jones
- STAC 5/B12/35 - I D - 14 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkley, Matthew Smith, John Sachfield v Roger Jones
- STAC 5/B75/35 - Rr - - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barcklay, John Sackesyle v Roger Jones
- STAC 5/B84/39 - I D - 14 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkley, Matthew Smyth v Roger Jones
- STAC 5/B1/34 - B A I D C - 16 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkely, Matthew Smith, John Sachefeld v Roger Jones, Richard More
- Interrogatories on the death of John and George White of Bristol and the Manor of Ridgwey. Deposition of Roger Jones of the City of Bristol grocer 18th April Anno 16 Eliz
- STAC 5/B6/8 - B - Hil 16 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkeley, Matthew Smith, John Sachfield v Roger Jones, Richard More
- STAC 5/B24/16 - I D - 16 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - Richard Barkley, Matthew Smith, John Sarahfield v Richard Moore
- see also STAC Berkeley
Curll v Benbowe
- STAC 5/C2/10 - B - 12 Eliz - Bristol - Edward Curll v James Benbowe, Marten Powell, John Thomas, Richard Merick, Thomas Murray et al
- Edward Curll gent servant unto one Hewgh Smyth of Longaishton in Somerset esquire v James Benbowe of the City of Bristowe Baker a common quareller and a very lewd fellow.
- see also STAC Curle
Dane v Langley
- STAC 5/D3/25 - B A Rn Rr - 19 Eliz - Bristol - Richard Dane v Philip Langley, Clement Barrons, Richard Cole, Thomas Callahill, John Morgan, William Adams, Davie Barnes, Nicholas Dygen
- Transcription STAC 5/D3/25
- Richard Dane of the City of Bristol merchant messuage in the parish of St Nicholas within the City of Bristol. A cargo of allum.
- STAC 5/D32/31 - I D - 20 Eliz - Bristol - Richard Dane v Philip Langley
- see also STAC Dane
Dankes v Mills
- STAC 5/D12/14 - B A - 37 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - James Daukes v Christian Milles, William Granger
- STAC 5/D21/4 - I D - 26 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - James Dankes v Christian Mills, William Granger
- STAC 5/D3/9 - B Rn - 36 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - James Dankes v Christ[ian] Mills, William Granger
- Transcription STAC 5/D3/9
- That wheras one Christofer Brown of the parish of Pen in your Highness county of Gloucester yeoman and Elizabeth and his wife being of themselves most contemptuous and obstinate recusants and so addicted unto Papistry.
- STAC 5/D5/9 - Rr - 37 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - James Dankes v Christian Mylls, William Granger
- STAC 5/D37/12 - I D - 37 Eliz - Gloucestershire, Bristol - James Dankes v William Graunger, Christiam Mylles
- see also STAC Dankes
Hort v James
- STAC 5/H35/29 - B - 42 Eliz - Bristol - John Hort v Francis James et al
- John Hort. Frivolous accusations of slander by Nathaniel Pownell, registrar of the Consistory Court of the City & Diocese of Bristol.(dk)
- see also STAC Hort
Longe v Prewett or Sankye
- STAC 5/L46/38 - B A C I D - 26 Eliz - Bristol - Edward Longe v Cristopher Sankye, Thomas Ellyott et al
- Edward Longe of the City of Bristol, draper. Damage to a messuage in the City of Bristol by a group of armed men.(dk)
- STAC 5/L38/23 - B A Rn Rr C I D - 27 Eliz - Bristol - Edward Longe v William Prewett, Patrick White et al
- STAC 5/L20/30 - I D - 26 Eliz - Bristol - Edward Longe v William Prewett, William Carey et al
- STAC 7/4/3 - - - Bristol - Edward Long v William Prewett et al
- TNA Note: Bristol: Damage to a house.
- see also STAC Longe
Sandiford v Carew
- STAC 5/S4/9 - B A - 8 Eliz - Bristol - Henry Sandiford v William Carroe et al, John Fletcher, Thomas Bryan, Edward Stone, Leonard Pope
- Henry Sandyford citizen and skinner of Brystowe. Land dispute. Properties in the parish of St Stephens Bristowe, on the Quay side and in Marsh Street
- STAC 5/S16/24 - I D - 8 Eliz - Bristol - Henry Sandyforde v William Carewe, John Fletcher et al
- see also STAC Sandford
Slocombe v Roche
- STAC 5/S6/3 - B A - Hil 34 Eliz - Bristol, Cornwall - John Slocombe v William Roche, William Cumming, Charles Braban et al
- John Slocombe of the City of Bristol, merchant. Fraud at Padstow, Cornwall preventing the complt from collecting debts of William Roche of Padstow. (dk)
- STAC 5/S8/22 - I D - 34 Eliz - Bristol, Cornwall - John Slocombe v John Roche
- see also STAC Slocombe for another possibly connected case
Smith v Young and Norton
- STAC 5/S64/1 - I D - 21 Eliz - Bristol - Hugh Smith v Thomas Norton, John Parsons et al
- STAC 5/S14/26 - - 21 Eliz - Bristol - Hugh Smith v Sir John Younge, Sir George Norton et al
- STAC 5/S9/17 - I D - 21 Eliz - Bristol - Hugh Smith v Christopher Kenn, John Saunders
- STAC 7/29/35 - - - Bristol - Hugh Smythe v Sir John Yonge et al
- STAC 5/S36/39 - B - - Bristol - Henry Smyth v Sir George Norton, John Yonge Sr et al
- Case Book Record STAC 5/S36/39r
- STAC 5/S75/13 - I D - 21 Eliz - Bristol - Henry Smyth v Thomas Kenn
- Bristol, see Feuding Gentry and an Affray on College Green, Bristol, in 1579 (note that although this references S75/13 & S14/26, there is no mention of a Henry Smith). STAC 5/S54/6; S24/12; S75/13; S14/26
- STAC 5/S24/12 - I D - 21 Eliz - Bristol - Hugh Smithe v Sir John Younge
- STAC 5/S54/6 - I D - 22 Eliz - Bristol - Hughes Smith v Sir George Norton, Sir John Younge et al
- TNA E159/379 Easter Term, 22 Elizabeth. Fines Paid 1580. From Hugh Smyth de Long Ashton, Som, armiger: £66 13s 4d. From George Norton de Abbots Leigh, Som, knight: £50. From Christofer Kenne de Kenne, Som: £66 13s 4d. From Thomas Kenne de Bristol, Som: £40. From Thomas Persons de Naithwise, Som: £10.
- Case Book BL Harley MS 2143 fo. 20v. £100 cost £100 damages to be paid by the plaintiff for wrongful vexation. Hugh Smith, plaintiff; Sir John Young: for maintenance, oppression, falsifying of depositions, perjury, riot and other misdemeanors whereof no proof being made, the court adjudged the plaintiff to pay the defendant being a knight and a justice of peace £100 damages, £100 costs and £100 fine to the King and to make submission at the assizes. Michaelmas 23 Elizabeth (kk)
- Case Book BL Harley MS 2143 fo. 38r. Misdemeanor in a justice of peace punished for the like case by a plaintiff no party grieved. Smith, plaintiff; Sir George North and Christopher Kenn, defendants: justices of peace charged with concealment of felony, falsifying of depositions, subornation of perjury and alteration of verdict for granting of blank warrant which was adjudged no offence in them for not certifying recognizance by them taken for appearances at the sessions and for wrongful imprisoning of two poor women his neighbours in his own case of which two last offences they were only convicted and fined at £20 a piece and Sir George for imprisoning the two poor women £10 fine and Fleet and acquitted of the other offences for that some were pardoned and other some not proved and the party in this case no party grieved. Michaelmas 23 Elizabeth (kk)
- STAC 5/S75/13 - Case Book BL Harley MS 2143 fo. 38v. A justice of peace for bailing a prisoner alone committed to the gaol for felony for granting supersedas to discharge a warrant of the peace. An undersheriff and his bailiff for extortion and undervaluing, &c. Costs to a defendant acquitted upon a several charge. Hugh Smith, plaintiff; Kenn: charged with supposed perjury, maintenance of pirates, buying of their goods, straying and taxing of certain persons beyond order for the service of the Queen, for dismissing of a felon, confessing himself guilty for extortion being High Sheriff of the county of Somerset of which offences the plaintiff made no proofs and therefore the defendant was discharged thereof but being likewise charged with a misdemeanor in bailing a prisoner of himself alone being committed to the gaol for felony and taking bond of the prisoner for the peace only with two sufficient sureties for granting a supersedeas to a man, in discharge of a warrant of the peace, and binding the offender colourably to the same offender’s friend whereby he might procure his discharge at his pleasure, for this offence he was fined 40 marks, Fleet. And Thomas Kenn for extortion done by colour of his office being under sheriff and Thomas Parsons one of his bailiffs did corruptly extort diverse sums of money, corn and grain of diverse men to forbear to empanel and return them upon attaint and in their places did directly return disable men upon the same panel for attaint and the said Thomas Kenn was likewise charged that having distrained cattle by a writ of withernam sold the same cattle unto his friends at an undervalue and yet detained the money in his own hands from the party grieved; for which several offences they were also adjudged to pay for a fine vizt Thomas Kenn, £40 and Parsons £10 and to make double restitution in open assizes to the parties of whom they had received such moneys, Fleet; and for that the plaintiff make no proofs against 4 other defendants charged with perjury only wherewith the other defendants counted were not charged wherefore the court dismissed with such costs as the Lord Chief Justice should assess in their behalfs. Michaelmas 23 Elizabeth (kk)
- see also STAC Smith, F-H
Stapers v Hopkins
- STAC 5/S6/1 - B A D - Mich 33/34 Eliz - Bristol, London - Richard Stapers v John Hopkins
- Richard Stapers of City of London, merchant. Purchase of Newland fish in Spain in venture with merchants from Bristol. Perjury in subsequent court actions.(dk)
- STAC 5/S68/15 - Rn - 34 Eliz - Bristol, London - Richard Staper v John Hopkins
- STAC 5/S64/39 - I D - 34 Eliz - Bristol, London - Richard Staper v John Hopkins
- see also STAC Stapers
Thorne v Walter
- STAC 5/T33/20 - B - 12 Eliz - Gloucstershire, Bristol - Nicholas Thorne v Thomas Walter, William Grene et al
- Gloucs/Bristol. see Bristol Archives AC/WH/2/11: Nicholas Thorne of Bristol, merchant/Thomas Walter of Horfield, yeoman... suit in Star Chamber against Thomas Walter and Nicholas Walter his brother, concerning a dispute over the possession of a house and land in Stapleton, and a riot at Heath House resulting from it. Writ of subpoena issued against Thomas Walter by Nicholas Thorne. .(dk)
- see also STAC Thorne
Palmer's cumulative totals of Star Chamber fines preserved in the E159s (rp)
- TNA E159/389 Easter Term, 27 Elizabeth. Fine Paid
- First, from Ambrose Button de Alton, Wilts: £20.
- From William Townesende de Wodboroughe, Wilts: £5.
- From William Burchell de Leynham, Wilts: £5.
- From Andrew Panter, servant to William Button de Alton: £5.
- From Geoffrey Banger, servant to the same William: £10.
- From John Lanfer, servant to the same William: £10.
- From Thomas Patye, servant to the same William: £10.
- From John Androwes of the City of Bristol: £10.
- From Henry Packer, servant to the same John: £5.
- From Edward Jenkyns, servant to the same John: £5.
- From Allan Lee, servant to John Lee of Bristol: £5.
- From William Edwardes of Bristol: £5.
- From Walter Johnes of Bristol: £5.
- From Robert Perrye of Bristol: £6 13s 4d.
- From William Magothes of Bristol: £5.
- TNA E159/424 Michaelmas Term, 44-45 Elizabeth. Fines Paid 1602
- From John Pykes of the City of Bristol, gent: 200 marks.
- From Alice, wife of said John Pykes: 100 marks.
- From Thomas Pytt of the City of Bristol, gent: £13 6s 8d.
- From Magdalene, wife of said Thomas Pytt: £6 13s 4d.
- From Thomas Pytt de Watling Street in the parish of Aldermary, London, merchant: £20.
- From Thomas Waters of the City of Bristol, yeoman: £50.
- From Anna, wife of said Thomas Waters: £20.
- From William Druse of the City of Bristol: £30.
- From Mirabella, wife of said William Druse: £5.
- From Elliceus Northeren of the City of Bristol: £100.
- From Elizabeth Durnell of the City of Bristol: £5.
- From Elizabeth Betterton of the City of Bristol: £5.
- From John Bellamy of the City of Bristol: £13 6s 8d.
- From Elizabeth, wife of said John Bellamy: £5.
- From John Richmond of the City of Bristol: £20.
- From Thomas Pychard of the City of Bristol: £20.
- From George Davyes of the City of Bristol: £20.
- From Joan, wife of said George Davyes: £5.
- From John James of the City of Bristol: £13 6s 8d.
- From William Crysbye of the City of Bristol: £5.
- From John Style of the City of Bristol: £3 6s 8d.
- From John Dane of the City of Bristol: £3 6s 8d.
- From Thomas Clement of the City of Bristol: £3 6s 8d.