Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, Thomas Ross, John Redman, Royal Offences > seditious libel, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: s16910909-1
Offence: Royal Offences > seditious libel
Punishment: Corporal > pillory; Miscellaneous > fine

The Tryals being over, the Court gave Sentence as followeth:

Burnt in the Hand 8.

Bernard Clark, Roger Harry Young, Philip Harper, Francis Pelling, Joseph Stykes, alias Smith, Elizabeth Aldridge, Elizabeth Smith and Margaret Ellis

To be transported 1.

William Davis

Received Sentence of Death 12.

Christopher Ashley, Elizabeth Eaton, Edgerton Brett, B- J-, Edward Biggs, Matthew Earsell, Old Mobb, Lawrence Dadson, H - M -, B - T -, George Bird and Elizabeth Jones.

B - T - for Clipping, was sentenced to be drawn on a Sledge to Tyburn, and there to be Hanged only and not Quartered. H - M- for the same Treasonable Fact was ordered to be Burnt.

Robert Trumball and Robert Adderton, who were convicted last Sessions for Robbing Mr. Thomas Thornycroft's Shop in the Strand, were ordered to be Executed with those who are to suffer this Sessions.

To be Whipt 10.

Gregory Carrick, Elinor Fox, Mary Thinn, Lewis L'Roach, V- J -, Margaret Swanson, Elizabeth Cripps, John Williams, Thomasin Blake, and Elizabeth Smith.

Thomas Banks gave Bail to bring in his Pardon in course next Sessions

Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material, Thomas Ross, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: s16910909-1
Punishment: Corporal > pillory

Thomas Ross , the Boy, Convicted last Sessions for Publishing the two Libels, the first Intitled The Triming Court Divine; the second about the late Lord Russels's Ghost, was ordered to be set in the Pillory according to the intent of his Sentence last Sessions.

James Verbeck was ordered to be set by the Pillory, once at Charing-Cross, a second time at the May-Pole in the Strand, and to pay 5l. as a Fine, and to stand committed till all be performed.

John Redman, Royal Offences > seditious libel, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: s16910909-1
Offence: Royal Offences > seditious libel
Punishment: Miscellaneous > fine

John Redman was called to answer to an Indictment for a Misdemeanor committed by him, in printing a Seditious Libel Intituled, An Office for Penitents; or, A Form of Prayer, fit to be used in Sinful and distressed Times . The Book was found in his Custody by Robert Stephens the King's Messenger, and produced in Court; being examined how he came by it, he said that it was brought to him by a Stranger, and would not own who it was, so he was Fined 100 Marks .

One Thomas Franks , who at Cambridge went by the Name of Father Francis a Priest, moved for a Discharge, but was continued to answer the Charge that shall be brought against him next Sessions.

Likewise one Thomas Roe , accused for High-Treason, gave sufficient Sureties to appear next Sessions.

Philip Harper found Sureties for his Good Behaviour.

One Daniel Reynolds , bound over by his Wife for beating of her, was Discharged by his Wives consent, promising in Court that he would be kind to her for the time to come.

One Richard Cuts , charged upon Suspition of Murthering his Wife in Wiltshire near Malborow, she being found with her Neck and her Arms broken in a most Barbarous manner, was ordered to be sent thither to be Tryed for the Fact at the next assizes held for that County.

John Grabee and Richard Wilmot , with others concerned in the Riot lately made in White-Fryers was ordered to remain till next Sessions, the Evidence on the Kings-side being not all in a readiness to attend the Prosecution.

Walter Strickland , and the rest of the Gentlemen who were Tryed the last Sessions, for the Murther of the Watch-man in Cheapside, Sued their Majesties most Gracious Pardon might be allowed them, which they presented in Court; but because they had not obtained a Writ of Allowance for the same, it was obstructed, and put off till the next ensuing Sessions, &c.

Elizabeth Morris likewise moved to have her Pardon allowed, but could not obtain it for want of a Writ of Allowance, &c.

Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material, Thomas Ross, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: s16910909-1
Punishment: Corporal > pillory

Thomas Ross , the Boy, Convicted last Sessions for Publishing the two Libels, the first Intitled The Triming Court Divine; the second about the late Lord Russels's Ghost, was ordered to be set in the Pillory according to the intent of his Sentence last Sessions.

John Redman, Royal Offences > seditious libel, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: s16910909-1
Offence: Royal Offences > seditious libel
Punishment: Miscellaneous > fine

John Redman was called to answer to an Indictment for a Misdemeanor committed by him, in printing a Seditious Libel Intituled, An Office for Penitents; or, A Form of Prayer, fit to be used in Sinful and distressed Times . The Book was found in his Custody by Robert Stephens the King's Messenger, and produced in Court; being examined how he came by it, he said that it was brought to him by a Stranger, and would not own who it was, so he was Fined 100 Marks .


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