STAC 5/W3/9 - B - 35 Eliz - Lincolnshire - Francis Warmoth v William Lime, Charles Colcott, Elizabeth Oliver, [blank] Tyrrett. See STAC Warmoth
Transcribed by Helen Good
To the Queenes most excelent Majestie In most humble wise complaninge sheweth unto your Highnes your subjecte and your suppliant Frauncis Warmoth of Leggburne in your Highnes countye of Lincolne gentl that wheras one Charles Calcott of Beckeringe in your Highnes countye aforsayd yoman not havinge the feare of god brfore his eyes nor regardinge your Highness good and holsome lawes in that behalfe made to the contrary sythence the last and and generall pardon did most unlawfully & wickedly conspire combine and confederate himselfe with one Elizabeth Oliver and William Lime of Appley in your Highness sayd countye of Lyncolne yoman they therunto agreeinge and consenntinge to kyll and spoyle a childe wherwith the sayd Elizabeth Oliver was then conceaved and quicke and which the sayd Charles upon the sayd Elizabeth out of wedlocke most dishonestlye had begotten and to that ende and purpose the said Charles and William with the good lykinge and agreement of the sayd Elizabeth about Februarye last did give unto the said Elizabeth certayne potycary and poysona . . drugges and drynkes wherbye the sayd childe after it had lyfe was spoyled poysoned and kylled contrary unto your Highnes peace good lawes and dignytye wher upon and worthelye may it please your most excelente Majestie the sayd Charles was complayned of unto one [blank] Tyrwitt Esquier one of your Highnes Justices for the preservacion of your Highnes peace within the sayd countye of Lyncolne and the sayd crime and haynos facte being planlye and substanciallye proved before him he the sayd [blank] Trywytt bounde the sayd Charles by recognisaunce taken about February last unto your Highnes use to appeare before your Highnes Justices of the peace at the nexte quarter Sessions to be houlden for the sayd county but after the sayd Tyrwitt contrarye unto his oathe and dewtye and contrarye unto your Highnes lawes keept backe the sayd recognisaunce and the same did not certyfye as by his oathe he should have done wherby not only the sayd Elizabeth but the sayd Charles alsoe escaped their dewe and condigne punishment for this their unchristianlike crewell and monsterous acte and soe shall doe stylle unlesse some order maye herin be taken by your Highnes which your sayd subjecte humbly prayeth may be spedyed and the rather for that he hath heretofore and now of late in most ryotous and outragious sorte diverse and sunderye tymes and in diverse and sundery places been assaulted and assaled by the sayd Charles Colcott and William Lime with divers other persons unknowne to the number of six at the least with weapons both defensive and offensive as namly with swordes dagges bylls daggers and pitchforckes to the endangeringe of his life and to the manefest breache of your Highnes peace and to the apparant contempte of your Highnes lawes he your said subjecte never givinge unto them any other occasion of offence save onlye the desyre that he had and styll hath to see the sayd secret unnaturall and monstrus murder to be punished which he hopeth /\ by your highness meanes /\ to see effected and your subject released from this their riottes and unlawfull assaultes In tender considacion wherof and for that the consperacy murder poysining perjury riottes and other the their misdemeanores aforesayd ar directlye contrarye unto your highnes peace corone and dignytye and contrary unto your good gratious and vertuous lawes the ufferinge and toleration wherof /\ would be /\ the utter subversion and overthrowe of your Highnes realme yf such foule outragious and mon . . . crimes should scape their dew and condigne punishment Maye it please your most excelent Majestie of your accoustomed goodness the premisses beinge considered to graunt unto your said subjecte your Highnes most gratious writt of subpena to be directed unto the said William Lime Charles Colcott Elizabeth Oliver and [blank] Tyrwytt and everye of them comaundinge them and everye of them at a day certayne and under a certayne payne therein to be lymyted personally to appeare before your Highnes most honorable counsell in your Highnes most highe and honorable courte of Stare chamber and then and there to answere the premisses and therin to abyd such order and punishment as to your Highnes said counsell shall seme to stand with your Highness lawes and good equitye and then your Highnes sayd subjecte accordinge unto his bounden dewtye shall dalye praye unto god for your Highnes longe to live and raigne over us most happelye and prosperouslye.
Transcribed by Helen Good