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Homicide

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1631 - 1635

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1631 - 1635
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1639 - 1641

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The assize files typically consist of a mixture of the following record types: examinations; depositions; recognizances; indictments; coroners' inquests; list of court officials; gaol calendars; related court papers. Some bundles have been labelled by regnal year or document type but, generally, the contents are in some disorder and have not yet been examined in detail due to their physical condition.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1639 - 1641
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1651 - 1653

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/14
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this series relates to the assizes of Sept. 1652, April 1653 and September 1653.

Dates: 1651 - 1653
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-sub-series

Assize files, 1653 - 1654

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E/15
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the material in this series relates to the assizes of 13 Apr. and 27 Sept. 1653, and 29 Mar. and 19 Sept. 1654.

Dates: 1653 - 1654
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material - access to some material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please seek guidance.
 File

Lawrence Braddon: Reflexions on the Vindication of the Countess Dowager of Essex

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4375
Scope and Contents 'Reflexions on the vindication of the Countess Dowager of Essex & Bishop of Salisbury in gazetts of the 31st of July 4th and 7th of this present August and the Bishops reasons for the self murther consider'd and answer'd as also an abstract of what hath been most materially prov'd and made publick in detection of the barbarous murder of that unfortunate Lord Arthur (late) Earl of Essex in a letter to Mr. T. F. written by Lawrence Braddon Gent.', 30 folios. It is dated on p.57 12 August...
Dates: 1690
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Pleas and gaol delivery before [Henry] North and others at Wisbech, 1 Sept. 11 Jas I [1613]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/9/5
Scope and Contents Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. Sylvester Taverner of Wisbech, labourer, and John Taverner of Wisbech, labourer, are indicted that they assaulted and murdered Richard Reynton, gentleman, at Wisbech. Sylvester inflicted a mortal wound to Reynton’s stomach with an unsheathed sword, helped and abetted by John. Sylvester not guilty of murder but guilty of...
Dates: 1 Sept. 11 Jas I [1613]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before John Spurling and others at Ely, 13 Mar. 35 Eliz. [1593], 16 July 35 Eliz. [1593] and 24 Oct. 35 Eliz. [1593], and 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594] and 5 July 36 Eliz. [1594], 1593-07-16, 1593-10-24, 1594-03-24, 1594-07-05

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/7/5
Scope and Contents Ely, 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594]: Pleas and gaol delivery before Spurling and others. Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. John Hamond of Ely, baker, and William Grene of Ely, joiner, are indicted that on 4 Mar. 1591 they feloniously burgled the dwelling house of Richard Lawrence of Ely at about the hour of 11pm, assaulted Lawrence and took and carried away 18 pounds...
Dates: 13 Mar. 35 Eliz. [1593], 16 July 35 Eliz. [1593] and 24 Oct. 35 Eliz. [1593], and 21 Mar. 36 Eliz. [1594] and 5 July 36 Eliz. [1594]; 1593-07-16; 1593-10-24; 1594-03-24; 1594-07-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before Robert Hicham and others at Wisbech, 7 Aug. 8 Jas I [1610]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/9/2
Scope and Contents Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1r. William Newman of Ely, labourer, is indicted that on 19 Oct. 1609 he assaulted John Foote at Ely and feloniously took and carried away 42 shillings and nine pence in numbered money from him. Not guilty. 1v. Henry Merecocke of Chatteris, labourer, is indicted that on 20 Dec. 1609 at Chatteris he feloniously...
Dates: 7 Aug. 8 Jas I [1610]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Ely, 4 Aug. 26 Eliz. [1584]

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/6/6
Scope and Contents Membrane 1r. Preamble: letters patent, writ of assizes, gaol delivery commission. Membrane 1v.1. Peter White of Ely, labourer, is indicted that on 29 Apr. 1583 at Ely he feloniously took and carried away a skiff [boat] to the value of 28 shillings from Henry Nicholson. Not guilty. 2. Thomas Mothy of Wisbech, labourer, is indicted that on 6 May 1584 at Wisbech he feloniously took and carried away seven shillings in numbered money of goods and chattels of...
Dates: 4 Aug. 26 Eliz. [1584]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Wisbech and Ely, 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596] and undated [assumed to be 1596], 1596

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS EDR/E1/8/2
Scope and Contents Pleas and gaol delivery before [Roger] North and others at Wisbech, 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596].Membrane 1r. Preamble: letters patent; writ of assizes; gaol delivery commission. 1. Barbara Tompson of Ely, widow, is indicted that on 26 June 1596 she feloniously poisoned and murdered Henry Tompson and Richard Tompson at her dwelling house in Ely with pottage in a wooden dish containing a poison called white [monrye]. Confessed; to be hanged. 2. John...
Dates: 31 Aug. 38 Eliz. [1596] and undated [assumed to be 1596]; 1596
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7490
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of official papers from the last phase of Mayo's political career. The papers cover most aspects of policy-making and execution: military, diplomatic and security matters, economic policy, transport and communications, agriculture, famine relief and health, the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to India during 1869 and 1870, and Mayo's assassination. Some papers also provide insights into the working relationships amongst officials and amongst members of the...
Dates: 1868-1872
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).