These are extracts mentioning Badsey and Aldington from the book, Worcestershire County Records: Division I. Documents Relating to Quarter Sessions: Calendar of the Quarter Sessions Papers Vol. 1 1591- 1643, compiled for the Records and Charities Committee by J W W Willis Bund, Chairman of the County Council, 1900. The extracts are in the order they appear in the book. Some references are to Badsey and Aldington as surnames.
From the Introduction
- "The Worcestershire Baronets up to 1643 were only fifteen..." and included "Sir Peter Courtine of Aldington 1622". (xxiv)
- As an example of larceny: "In 1599 Margaret Harwarde stole wheat from a field at Badsey." (lix)
- "In 1602 five Evesham people, described as gentlemen, were indicted under the Statute 23 Elizabeth c. 110 for hunting and hawking with spaniels and hawks on the close of Richard Aldington at Offenham ..." (lxix)
From the Records Listed
- 1599. Indictment of Margaret Harwarde of Badsey, Anthony Darrell of Bretforton and Arthur Roberts of Bengeworth for taking wheat from the close of Richard Roberts of Badsey. (VI.32. Pg 17 No 36).
- 24 August 1602. Alehouse Recognizance before John Hiatt and Walter Savage by Thomas Badsey of Wickhamford and Henry Russell of Dumbleton Gloucestershire for Henry Burrowe. (XV. 42. Pg 48 No 26).
- 1602. Indictment of John Graisson of Evesham Gentleman, John Onslowe of the same Gentleman, Arnold Tickeridge of the same Gentleman, Charles Willoughby of Comberton Gentleman and Edward Willoughby of the same Gentleman for hunting and hawking with spaniels and hawks on the close of Richard Aldington of Offenham. A true Bill. (XV. 31. pg 50 no 40).
- 13 October 1607. Recognizance before Gervase Bishop of Worcester by Francis .... of Worcester Clothier, Thomas Pierce of Badsey and Richard Arrowsmith of Fladbury Yeoman for the appearance of the said Richard. (XLII. 17. pg 95 no. 100)
- 1609. Indictment of Richard Aldington of Uffenham for being seised in his desmene as of fee of 12 acres of arable land in Offenham he sowed it with grass so as to be turned into pasture. Not a true bill. (XVII. 51. pg 128 no 97)
- 6 September 1613. Recognizance before Sir Thomas Bigge by Robert Boulte Husbandman, William Boulte Yeoman, both of Aldington for the appearance of the said Robert and for his keeping the peace towards John Bugden of Aldington Yeoman. (XX. 14. pg 177 no 32)
- 6 September 1613. Recognizance before Sir Thomas Bigge by John Bugden of Aldington Yeoman and Thomas Coffington of Evesham Yeoman for the appearance of the said John Bugden and Mary his wife and for their keeping the peace towards Robert Boulte of Aldington Yeoman. (XX. 22. pg 177 no 33)
- 6 September 1613. Recognizance before Sir Thomas Bigge by William Dowlas Labourer, Margery Parker Spinster and John Bugden Yeoman all of Aldington for the appearance of the said William and Margery and for their keeping the peace towards Robert Boulte of Aldington Yeoman. (XX. 13. pg 178 no 34)
- 28 October 1615. Recognizance before Thomas Bi[gge] by John Phippes of Broad[way] and John Phippes of Aldington Shepherd for the appearance of the said John Phipps of Aldington at Sessions. (XXIII. 39. pg 203 no 48)
- 28 October 1615. Recognizance before .... by William Roberts of Badsey Labourer for his appearance at Sessions to give evidence. (XXXIII. 18. pg 203 no 49)
- 28 October 1615. Recognizance before Thomas Bigge by William Stetche of Broadway and Margaret hill of Aldington for the appearance of the said Margaret Greenhill at Sessions. (XXIII. 38. pg 203 no 51)
- 7 May 1616. Recognizance before William Savage by Thomas Smith Gentlemen and Nicholas Izarde Yeoman both of Badsey for the appearance of the said Nicholas to answer Elizabeth Spire concerning a child alleged to have been begotten to her by him. (XXV. 50. pg 217 no 28)
- 1 April 1620. Recognizance before Francis Dingley by Thomas Greenehill of Badsey Husbandman, Edward Peerce of Hampton and Thomas White of Badsey Yeoman for the appearance of the said Thomas Greenehill at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Margaret his wife. (XXXIII. 64. pg 324 no 41)
- 2 March 1620. Certificate of Thomas Bygge, Justice of the Peace, of the imprisonment of Ann wife of Nicholas Lygard of Badsey, Husbandman, for disseizing John Surman of Evesham, Clerk of the Vicarage House in Badsey. ( XXXIII. 20. pg 334 no 135) [Disseize = in law, to deprive of possession, to dispossess wrongfully of land or tenements.]
- 18 January 1623. Recognizance before Francis Dingley by John Marten of Aldington, Husbandman, and George Marten of the same, Husbandman, for the appearance of the said John Marten at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Frances Marten of Aldington, Widow. (XLVI. 44. pg 348 no. 3)
- 15 August 1623. Recognizance before Francis Dingley by John Phipps, Labourer, Thomas Pidgon, Yeoman and Robert ..., all of Badsey for the appearance of the said John Phipps at Sessions and for his keeping the peace towards Ann Roberts of Badsey. (XLVII. 25. pg 357 no 73)
- 21 July 1623. Warrant by Sir Samuel Sandys to the Constable of Badsey to bring John Phipps of Badsey before a Justice of the Peace to put in security for his keeping the peace towards Anne Roberts wife of William Roberts of Badsey (XLVII. 62. pg 365 no 146)
- 1634. Indictment of Stephen Walker, George Martin, ... Welles, William Darke, William Phillips and William Bannester of Aldington, Yeomen, for not working in the repair of the highways in Aldington on the appointed days. (LXIII. 122. pg 560 no 257)
- 1634. Indictment of William Garrett of Aldington, Yeoman, proprietor of land adjoining to the lane near the town of Badsey, the same lane being the highway in Aldington, for not scouring his ditch. A true Bill. (LXIII. 123. pg 560 no 258)
- 14 April 1634. Presentment by Roger George, Constable of Badsey, that Francis Grove, Thomas Harwarde, Richard Shepperd and William Stone take inmates and Richard Pigeon and Giles Pigeon keep cottages without four acres of land. That our parishoners do duly come to Church on the Sabbath and Festival Days. Recusants we have none. (XXIV. 101. pg 569 no 309)
- 1637. Presentment of Thomas Smyth, Constable of Badsey that the poor are provided for. That the highways are sufficiently repaired. "Recusants we have none." (LXII. 93. pg 641 no 197)
- 3 October 1637. Writ to distrain ... Anthony Smyth of Badsey, Gentleman, William Whorwood of Badsey, ... [in a list of about 20 names]. Persons named in the different Constables presentments and to produce them at the next Sessions. (LXIV. 52. pg 654 no 257).
- 6 January 1638. Presentment by Thomas Weston, Constable of Fladbury, that Joan Aldington, Widow, Katharine wife of Richard Emmes, Joan Rutter, Widow and Dorothy wife of John Raven sell ale without license. "Our poor are sufficiently provided for. Watch and ward is kept." (LXIV. 66. pg 656 no 7)