Pannell of Rugeley, alehouse-keeper, is accused here of assaulting
his own father and brothers and the vicar of Rugeley, of playing
cards and shovel board for ale and money
"and when he hathe lost his money
he doth quarrell and fighte with soche as playe with him."
On one occasion the constable was commanded
to put him in the stocks,
"but he woulde
not obey the Constable or anye other officer, and used moste opprobrious
and undecente wordes againste them all so that the said Constable
either coulde not or woulde not sett him in the stockes, to the
evill example of others. And thereupon he, and his brethren, afterwardes
gave out speeches that before he had gone to the stockes there should
have been such a day as never was in Rugeley, and that before he
had ben to stockes two or three shoulde have ben slayn."