STAC 5/A27/14r

From Waalt

Les reportes del cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 from the original ms. of John Hawarde edited by William Paley Baildon Published 1894 Pages 115-117

In Camera Stellata, coram Consilio ibidem, Veneris, 6° Julij, An Do 1600 Annoque Elizab. Rne 42.

Another cause of hearing was lengthily debated against Sir Thomas Jones for collecting great sums for musters, armour and other munitions, and not [so] employing it; which was adjourned to Michaelmas Term.

In Camera Stellata, coram Consilio ibidem, Veneris, 10 Octobns. Termmo Michaelis, 42 Elizab. An. Do. 1600.

The great case of Sir Thomas Jhones, one of the 'Deputye Leiuetenauntes' in Wales of the Earl of Pembroke, 'Lo. Presydente' there. The Attorney-general informed against him for the extortion of great sums by colour of his office, and taxing and levying [the same] to find soldiers when there was a 'Countermaunde' of this, and for taxing great sums, 'overpryzinge artyllerye,' gaining by the 'saille' of this, [obtaining] too great allowance for each 'souldyar,' for not restoring ' muskats ' until the bill was preferred, and for collecting £600 after the 'Countermaunde,' and for combining with the other Deputy Lieutenant to use his hand [signature], (and to this purpose Lecheforde and Bostoke's case was vouched,) for refusing to restore [the £600] to them on complaint to the Judges of Assize, and for committing some for complaint made to the Lord President.

Moore and Brocke with the Attorney. (p.116) Sergeant Healle, Phillips and Walter with Sir Thomas Jones.

They endeavoured to destroy the bill for uncertainty in charging with the offences 'done by them,' named, '3 or 4 or some of them,' and for this purpose they vouched Owen Wood's case, in which the defendant in his examination confessed himself to be guilty, which made the former uncertainty more certain, as it was in both cases; and notwithstanding this the Judges and the Court ruled [the present bill] good and certain, taking a difference [distinguishing] where it is between party and party and where the Queen is a party, for then on confession the Queen may proceed viva voce. And it was delivered by the Lord Keeper that there ought to be in each County two Deputy Lieutenants at least, and anything done by one only is void; and the Lieutenant of a County does not make them, but they are named to the Queen and she herself makes them. By the Attorney: Leges silent arma.

The defence was adjourned to another day, but the Attorney proceeded with his proof against the other defendants, captains, mustermasters, constables and others, for extorting fees for the discharge of pressed men, and other offences; the defence to which was adjourned to another day.

(p.117) In Camera Stellata, coram consilio ibidem, Mercurij, 15 Octobris, 42 [Elizabethae], Mich.

Sir Thomas Jhones' case was again adjourned.

See also STAC Jones