And also an Account of the Tryal and Condemnation of Eliz. Lillyman, who killed her Husband, for which she was condemned to be Burned, with the manner of her Deportment at her Tryal. And likewise of Rose Goodman, who was condemned for stripping of Children and other Fellonious Crimes.
The Number Condemn'd was Eleven, Six to be Transported, Ten burnt in the hand, and Six to be whipt at the Carts Tayle.
London, Printed for D.M. Anno Dom. 1675.
AT the Sessions at the Old-Bayly, there begun the 7th of July instant, were Tryed a great number of Malafactors, for Crimes of various and sundry natures, as Murthers, Robberies, Burglaries, Cheats, Libellers, and other Enormities; whereby we see that Vice hath not only an infectuous quality of spreading its Venome; but that it's Poison, like that of a Viper, or Adder, doth taint the conversation of sinful Societies, with varigated and multiform tinctures of Impieties, so that it is strange to see what a speked mass of loathsome crimes present themselves at these times amongst the wicked Heard that are brought before this great Tribunal, to receive the due reward of their wickedness.
First, here were Tryed two men for Horse-stealing , they made a plausible story for themselves, but the fact was evidently proved against them, and they were found guilty of the Felony upon two several Indictments brought in against them.
Prosecutors , was likewise convicted of Felony .
An Indictment was likewise brought against a French woman , formerly a Servant to a person of quality for taking away a parcel of Jewels, Rings, and other Rich commodities, (formerly mentioned in the Gazett) of several hundred pounds value , being an Alien, she had the priviledge to have a mixt Jury de medie at Lingue, of French and English; she understood English pretty well, but could not speak it; The Tryal was very long by reason of the many circumstances that were brought in to confirm the evidence; The chief of which were that the same Night the Jewels were lost, she was heard walking about 1. and 2. of the clock in her Ladies Chamber, that presently after she feigned her self Sick, and was thereupon removed to another House, she staid not there long, but removed her self to Leicester-fields, where she was found out by a Foot-man, and appear'd to be very well, and searching her Trunk, they found some parcels of Lace that the Lady said was in the Coffer out of which she lost aforesaid Jewels.
There were then several Testimonies given in of some debauched practices that were observed by her with one that pretended to be her Husband, for which being by the Justice sent to Bridewell, and there received her punishment; The Gentleman her Gallant, disowned her, and would have nothing to do with her, but these circumstances not amounting to direct proof what she was charged with, though they did too evidently prove
There was likewise tryed that unhappy creature that kill'd her Husband at Goodmans Fields , viz. Elizabeth Lylliman ; she seem'd to be a person of some 50 years of age, old both in years and wickedness; her carriage was very strange both at her Arraignment and Tryal, for after her Indictment read, and the the Clark demanded her Plea to the same, she fell into a kind of passion, and desired of the Court that she might see her dear Husband before she pleaded, which she insisted upon with seeming earnestness for some time; but this appeared to the Court to be but a mad kind of Artifice, designed out of her feigned passionate Zeal to her Murthered Husband to take off the suspicion of her being instrumental to his death, but this would not serve the turn, for upon her Tryal the Fact was evidently proved against her by several witnesses, the people of the house where they were when the Murther was done, did attest how that a little time before the Murther, the party murthered, (having got a dried mackerel for his supper, went out to a Cobler that kept a Stall next adjoyning to the house, and borrowed his knife of him to dress his Fish; that while the Fish was a broyling, the people of the house being gon out of the Room, at their return, they found poor Lylliman with the aforesaid knife in his body, and the blood streaming out after it in this condition, nevertheless he
A Dutch Gentlemen was here Arraigned for the murther of a Frenchman ; it appeared to be done in a kind of fray, for the prisoner being at a Tavern, drinking of a glass of wine with some company, one of them being the aforesaid Frenchman, would have this Gentleman to pledge it, which he refused to do, whereupon the other gave him a box on the Ear, and fell upon him in a rude and violent manner, whereupon they having shut the doors to them, so that he had no way to escape his fury, he drew his Sword to defend himself, and therewith unhappily kill'd the French-man, the Jury brought him in only guilty of Manslaughter , so he had the benefit of his clergy.
A Gentleman was lately Rob'd near Lambs Conduit, behind Grayes-Inn , by some persons that were upon the Foot-pad that way, they took from one a Silver headed Sword, a watch, and other things of good value , two per
There were two several Indictments brought in against a Woman [Rose Goodman] for the Felonious taking away of Cloaths from the persons of two children , her Trade had been it seems to intice little children that she found in the Streets, to go along with her, and having got them in some private place remote from their dwellings, and their strip them of their cloaths, and after sold them, leaving the poor children in that pitiful condition to shift for themselves; thus she had serv'd several; she was found guilty upon both Indictments, and no doubt will be made an example.
One living in Chancery-Lane, was Indicted for ravishing a girle about 15. years of age , together with a young Woman in whose house the same was pretended to be done, as accessary, by assisting to the Fact; The fact according to the circumstances that are usually made use of in such cases, was peremptorily attested by the Girle and her Parents, but the witnesses for he Prisoner, who were very many, and seemed to be most of them persons of good account, did first give a very fair testimony of him upon their knowledge of him, and then did so fully testify by numerous circumstances, the lewdness of the Girle and her mother; and that the Girle as young and innocent as she seemed, had been notoriously known to be lewd, lascivious, and disorderly, and that they had by plain proofs only laid this design to get a peice of mony from him, these evidences being considered, the Jury brought him in not guilty .
After these a pretended Printer was brought to the Bar, he had been convicted upon two several Indictments, the one for Exercising the Mystery of Printing, not being of the same , (but formerly a Scrivener ) and the other for Printing Scandalous Libels ; he pleaded for himself, that he had lived an house-keeper in good fashion, and that if he should be put to any publick disgrace, it would be the ruine of himself and a great family that he had under his charge, and pleaded the favour of the Court; who taking it into consideration, and it being the first offence that he stood convicted of, were pleased only to set a Fine upon him of 5 l. which he was to pay before he should be released from prison, and to prohibit him from Exercising or using the Trade of Printing for three years to come.