The 10th 11th 12th and 13th of December, 1684.
And in the 36th Year of His Majesties Reign.
THE Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery of Newgate, being held at Justice hall, in the Old Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Fryday and Saturday, the 10th 11th 12th and 13th of Dec. 1684 before the Honourable Sir James Smith , Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir Thomas Jenner , Kt. One of His Majesties Serjeants at Law, and Recorder of the aforesaid City, together with other Justices of London and Middlesex.
The Proceedings against the Prisoners &c. were these.
John Thoroughgood , being Indicted for stealing Eight Pewter Plates, valued at 8s. from a Person in Coleman-street , on the 17th of November last, upon his Arraignment Pleaded Guilty , owning himself to have Committed the said Fellony.
John Fell , Indicted for stealing a Mare, valued at 4l. from William Clark , the 1st of November 1684. It appeared upon Evidence, that Fell had the Mare in his possession, and conveyed her to the Sign of the Dolphin, in the Parish of St. Buttolph without Bishopsgate, publickly owning her to be his, but upon her being seized, he endeavoured to execute the Fact, alledging he bought her of one Francis Gooding , but no proof being made of any such bargain, he was found Guilty .
John Fuller , Indicted for stealing a Gelding, value 7l. from John Osburn , on the 28th of November last, it was proved against him, that the day before his taking the said Gelding, he came to Osburn to borrow a Horse, who told him he had but one in the House, which he could not spare, and that those that were at grass, he would not take up, so that Fuller going away somewhat dissatisfied, and the next Morning the Gelding being missed, upon diligent inquiry he was found in the hands of a Porter in West-Smithfield, which Porter produced the Prisoner, who had delivered him into his possession, all which appearing upon Oath, Fuller made divers trivial excuses, alledging he found him in a lane, &c. but the Evidence being plain he was found Guilty .
John Morgan alias Hall , Indicted for stealing a Silver Mug, valued at 3l. from John Head of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth , on the Eight of November , it appeared upon Evidence, that Mr. Heads glass standing in the fore part of the shop was broke, and the Mug taken thence by Morgan, who upon pursuit dropt it, when in vindication of himself, he pleaded, that he took it not; but in the pursuit, whilst he was looking about him a Person came running by and dropped it at his feet, which slender shift not weighing with the Jury, the proof being full against him, he was found Guilty .
Sarah Carter alias Eden , of St. Dunstans in the East , indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, valued 5l. 15s. as likewise, Linnen, Lace and other goods of the considerable value , from Matthias Bligis , with whom she had lived in the nature of a Servant about three days, it was proved against her, that on the 7th of November last, she taking the opportunity of her Master s being busie about his Affairs, rifled the House and made her escape, but shortly after apprehended, she confessed the Robbery, adding that she had sold or pawned part of the goods, in the Rose in Field-lane, yet upon her Tryal she denyed it, but it plainly appearing, she was found Guilty .
Thomas Williams , Indicted for Killing Giles Berry , in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , on the 6th of November , by wounding him in the right Eye with a Tobacco pipe , it was proved that the deceased playing with the Prisoner, and the Prisoner having [Text unreadable in original.]ed him, he endeavoured to return the like, in order to which, running after him, it unfortunately happened that Williams struck the Pipe, that he had in his hand into his Eye, which breaking in his Head, about six inches pierced his Brian, so that remaining in much torture till the 10th following, he then dyed, the Chirurgeons having in vain endeavoured to draw forth the Pipe in his life time, but no Malice appearing, and the Prisoner shewing a sense of sorrow for so unfortunate a disaster, and alledging the deceased run upon the Pipe, he was found Guilty of man-slaughter only .
James Hall , Indicted for stealing a Wooden Box [Text unreadable in original.] and half of , value d. on the of November last, Person the Parish of Cripplegate , upon his Arraignment Pleaded Guilty to the Indictments.
Thomas Montgomery , Indicted for the Murder of Walter Norman Esq ; is Tryal, that on the second of September last, Mr. Montgomery coming the Rainbow Coffee-house, and finding the Deceased there, asked him, when he [Text unreadable in original.] to Fight, Notwithstanding which, and the of some Persons to procure a reconcilement they on the 9th of September, unhappily met behind the Middle Temple Hall, and drawing upon each other e're any came to prevent it, Mr. Norman received three Wounds one through the Arm, another through the Thigh, and a slight one in the hand, of which he dyed the 16th following, whereupon it appearing there had been a continued malice or irreconcilable hatred, and that their meeting was rather appointment than accident, though Mr. Montgomery laboured to prove the latter, the Jury found him guilty of wilful Murther.
Mary Cadry , Indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat, valued at 20l. from James Cross in the Strand , on the 26th of May last, the proof upon Tryal was, that she having taken opportunity, conveyed them away, and absconded her self, though upon search the Goods or part of them were found, where she had sold them, to which she Pleaded, she had them of her Sister, but not being capable to produce her, nor any one to testifie for her life and conversation, she was found Guilty .
John Richardson , Indicted for stealing a Rug of small value , from Richard Bradford of St. Pauls Shadwell . On the 2d of November , and upon his Tryal the fact plainly appearing, he was found Guilty of Pettelarcary .
Joan Johnson , Indicted for stealing 30 Shillings in Moneys numbered , from Cornelius Key of St. James Clarkenwell , of the 1st October ; it was proved against her that she had upon her being apprehended, owned the Fact, before Sir Clements Armiger, one of His Majesties Justices of the Peace, for the County of Middlesex in Court, she endeavoured to excuse or deny her former confession, alledgeing she remembered no such confession, but the clerk being present, and testifying it, she was found Guilty .
George Porter , Indicted for Killing Sir James Hacket in the Parish of St. Brides , on the 11th October , the circumstances appearing upon Tryal were, that the deceased and the Prisoner being at Dukes Theatre, the Play ended, a croud happened upon their coming out, in which the Prisoner supposing himself to be jostled, or brushed by the deceased (who had a Cane in his hand) drew his Sword, and without further consideration run him into the left Thigh, so that the weapon appeared both ways, cutting likewise his Fingers, whilst he struggled to draw it forth, whereupon the Prisoner recovered his Sword, the deceased at that time sinking down, but had no further opportunity, ere it was seized by a Gentleman present, whereat he expressed much indignation, and getting it once more at M stood upon his Guard, saying, he had seized one already, as he had deserved, or to that effect, yet the deceased after the Wound was received went home in a Coach and lived until the 26th following, and then dyed in the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields, the defence the Prisoner made was, that he had received a push in the Mouth, as he verily believed from the deceased, and by that means came so rashly unfortunate, adding, that he knew not the person that fell through his occasion, and therefore could have premeditated malice, &c. Whereupon the Jury returning their Verdict, found him Guilty of Man-slaughter only, by which means, he was not found upon the statute of stabbing, upon which statute he was charged with a second indictment.
Richard James , Indicted for murdering and Robbing Elizabeth Fairbank , of the Parish of Martins in the Fields , on the 20th of April last, it was proved against him, that the said Fairbank being found Murthered in her Celler, in a Barbarous manner, viz. her Neck broke, and she in divers parts greatly bruised, he was that Night in the company of John Wise , convicted of the said Murther last Sessions, as also of Charles Tooly sometime since deceased, that he upon the discovery of the Murther, fled beyond the Seas, saying, if he was taken, he should surely dye for it, it was further proved, that he had disposed of a Hair Ring, that was left with the Party Murthered in pledge for Money, and taken from her, at the time she was Murthered, her Trunks and Boxes being then broken up and rifled, which Ring being produced in Court, and sworn to, as also that several other things described to be Fairbanks, were seen in his Custody, which he since had made away, himself being formerly Burnt in the hand, for stealing Perriwigs, and making a slender defence, not being capable of producing any Testimony, where he was at the time of the Murther Committed, the Jury found him Guilty of the Murther and Fellony, as laid in the Indictment.
Henry St. Johns Esq; and Edmund Webb , Indicted for Murdering Sir William Hescot Knight , on the 14th October last, at the Globe Tavern in Fleet-street , as likewise upon the statute of stabbing , it appeared upon Evidence, that Esq; St. John together with Edward Webb, Sir William Hescot, and divers other persons coming to the Globe Tavern, somewhat late in the Evening, after the Drinking several Bottles of Claret, a discourse arose in the Company about leaping horses, being first started between Esq; St. Johns and one Mr. Stonehouse, but long it lasted not, e're upon that occasion St. William Hescot urged that it was unfair since Esq; St John had Twenty Horse in his Stable, and[Text unreadable in original.] Language, bid him beg his pardon, or ask his Life, it was likewise sworn, that upon Esq; St Johns rising, Mr. Webb followed him, having his sword likewise drawn, the which, as also his cravat was afterwards found Bloody and that notwithstanding, the endeavour of the other Persons present, so sudden was the mischief, that Sir William having received a mortal Wound in his Belly; as likewise, three others in his Groin, and his hand much cut, he instantly dyed, so that it not appearing his Sword was drawn, but that it lay in the Window in the Scabboard, although the Prisoners endeavoured to prove their Innocence, or at least strong provocations, yet the contrary being evident by many Witnesses present, before, at, and after the unhappy misfortune, as likewise the Chirurgeon that searched the body, declaring, that the Wounds were given with different Swords, according to the best of his Skill, and that those in the Groin as well as that in the Belly were Mortal, they were found Guilty of Murther at Common Law, as Likewise upon the Statute of stabbing, after which the other Persons, that were in the Company were discharged upon Proclamation.
John Hutchins and Elizabeth Sturt , Indicted for Murdering John Sparks a Waterman in Fleet-street , on the 3d December , it appeared upon their Tryal, that Sparks with two of his Companions, coming from a place where they had been about business, met two Women, which as Sparks stroaked one of them on the Belly in the way of jest, which so far incited Hutchins to revenge, they being of his Company, and one of them the Party Tryed with him as Accessary, that he first striking him over the Head, afterwards drew his Sword, and run him into the right Thigh, whereof he instantly dyed, which Fact he Pleaded for some time he was ignorant, but it plainly appearing to be done without the least Provocation, he was found Guilty of wilful Murder, but it not appearing that Sturt was adding or abetting, but on the contrary, that she was drunk, and consequently insensible of what was done, she was acquitted .
Thomas Charly , Indicted as Principal, Elizabeth Lewis , Rebecca Lee , and Abigail Maloray as Accessaries; the former together with Charles Charly , William Pilkington and William Simms , for stealing 270 yards of Stuff and Cloath, of a great value, out of the Ware-house of William Loveday , Scituate in the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , on the 22th of October , and the three latter, for comforting, harbouring, aiding, abetting and Maintaining him , it appeared that part of the Goods had been found in divers places, where they had been disposed of, and particularly at Elizabeth Lewis's house, where likewise several Pick-pockets were found, but there being no proof positive against the Principal, both he and the Accessaries, through the Inadvertancy of the Prosecutor were Acquitted .
Jane Sally alias Tuck , Indicted for Robbing of John Aldridge near the Royal Exchange, with whom she lived in the nature of a servant , of Silk, Linnen and Woollen wearing Apparel , it appeared upon her Tryal, that she had sold them, or otherways disposed of them at places distant, and that she had confessed the Felony, [Text unreadable in original.] upon not being capable of making defence, and ed as an old Offender, she was found Guilty to the value of 9s. only .
Joseph Gladman , Indicted for Killing Mary Patrick , by driving a Cart over her in Maiden-lane, in the Ward of Cripplegate on the 23th of October last , it appeared upon Tryal, that he driving a Cart Loaden with Dung, his Horses rushed against a Brasiers [Text unreadable in original.] and beating down a Copper, that stood there, knock down the deceased, who stood close to avoid the danger of the Cart, but it not appearing that it was done [Text unreadable in original.], but the said Gladman used some endeavours to stop his Horses upon the crying out, the Jury gave in their Verdict, that it happened by misfortune , acquitting him of the Indictment for Murder, as also of the Coroners Inquisition for Man-slaughter.
Soloman Morrice , Indicted for Killing James Belcher his fellow Soldier , on the 22th of November , it was proved against him upon Tryal, that they after having been upon the Guard, went together to an Alehouse, where they drank and eat plentifully, during which some words passing, Morrice finding himself aggrieved because his Manhood was called into question, told Belcher, he should soon see what a man he was, yet the beat seemingly being pacified by others of their Company, they left the House, but were so unhappy as to meet, and fight near the Guard at Whitehall, in which encounter, Belcher receiving a Wound Six inches deep into the Body, he languished till the 23th of November, and then dyed, to this charge the Prisoner Pleaded he pursued him, and obliged him to fight, but that not well appearing, yet the Fact being done ere they cooled upon the quarrel, he was found Guilty of Man-slaughter only .
George Clark , Mary Clark , and George Clark their Son, Indicted for Clipping and Fileing the lawful Coine of this Kingdom, viz. Six of King Charles the First' Half Crowns, and Twenty Shillings of the said King's Coin it was sworn by one D'Cain a Frenchman, that he coming up stairs, and looking through a Key-hole, saw George Clark the Elder, and one Lee Clipping and that he had promised to put away divers counterfeit Guinneys for a Friend of his, blaming him for making the Trade so publick, by communicating the secret to many, whereupon the said D'Cain making a discovery, the House of Clark was searched, and upon the entrance, Mary Clark hid divers Clippings, and filings together, with a powder to rub the Money, in a parcel of Coals, the which discovered, she fell down upon it, and endeavoured to secure it, and upon further search, Scales, Weights, a piece of Hat, and other Clipping implements were found so, that Clark and his Wife being Committed, when their Goods came to be removed, upon seizure for the King, a File with Silver dust was found in the Bed-straw, it likewise appeared upon Evidence against Clark the younger, that he going to his Grand-fathers, living in or about Smithfield, dropped Paper of Clipping, which together with what are before mentioned, being produced in Court, notwithstanding, the Prisoner Pleading ignorance, the two former were found Guilty of High Treason, but the latter being but a Youth under the Tutorage of his Parents, was acquitted .
William Perin , Indicted for stealing 22l. 3s. from John Farthing of St. Giles's in the Fields , on the 7th of October , upon Tryal it appeared that Perin being a Joyner had done work, for the Prosecutor to the value abovementioned, which sum being agreed to be paid, Farthing desired a release, as likewise, to have the Bill scrutinized by other Workmen, but the Prisoner upon tender taking up the Money, and refusing to sign to what was proposed, the Prosecution was made, which appearing to be Malicious, and not Felony, in the Law Perin was acquitted , and Farthing checked for bringing an Indictment on such a frivolous occasion.
John Russel , Esq , of St. Pauls Covent Garden , it appeared upon Evidence, that he offering to sell the said Silver, being part of a broken Chafing dish, was stopped by the Goldsmith, and the place of his [Text unreadable in original.] enquired into, which he refused to sell, but in the end believing, found he was a Servant to Esq, Russel, the Justice of Peace, before whom he was carried, Committed him, but he denying that fact upon Tryal, and his Master not Prosecuting, for want of Evidence to prove the Fellony, he was Acquitted .
Jane , Indicted for stealing a Pewter Pot value 12 pence , from one Thomas Boyce of Stepney , on the 24th November , it was proved against her, that she had brought a Pot marked with the said Boyces mark to a Pewterers, and offered it to sell, but she denying the Fact as to the stealing it, and no Prosecution made by the owner, she was acquitted .
Hannah Faulks and Mary More , Indicted for stealing a Ring, value 12s. and 8 Pewter Dishes , from George Gay of White-Chappel on the 15th of October last, the Evidence against them was, that it was pawned in the name of Faulks, for 4s. 6d. and that she had owned it, which pawning she denyed not, but Pleaded it was given her by a sea man, which she could not then produce, as for More, the Pewter was proved to be found in her lap, so that confessing she had it in possession, she endeavoured to excuse it upon one Phillip Davis , whom she said was her Brother in-law, and had delivered it to her to carry to his House, which he told her he was about to furnish, [Text unreadable in original.] her 6d. for so doing, but neither of them proving what they Pleaded to be true, they were severally found Guilty, to the value of 9s.
On the 12th Instant Mr. John Forster, and Mr. John Coley, being sworn upon the London Jury in the Room of Mr. Box and Mr. Astley (who were excused by reason of their indisposition, the Court proceeded, viz,
Barbara Williams , Indicted for Robbing the House of Thomas Cradock , of the Parish of St. Brides , on the 1st Aug . last, with whom, for some time she lived in the nature of a servant , of Plate, Linnen and Woollen wearing Apparel, Sugar, Pewter, Brass, &c. to a great value ; it was proved against her, that she had confessed the Fellony, and that a considerable part of the Goods were found in the hands of the Brokers, and other Persons where she had sold and embezzled them, whereupon she having little to say for herself, especially to the purpose, the Jury found her Guilty .
Robert Ward , Indicted for stealing 3 Guinneys from Thomas Harris , of the Parish of St Mary Woolnoth , on the 1st of Octob it appeared, that he being a fellow servant with the said Harris, he had frequent access to his Lodging, and that one day, leaving him in his Chamber when his Trunk was open, he soon after missed his Gold, and charged the Prisoner therewith; who denyed it, and it not being manifest by any positive Evidence upon his Tryal he had the Guinies Charged upon him, he was Acquitted .
Anne Kent , Indicted for stealing 40 yards of fleize, Holland from William Se ing , of the Parish of little St. All Hallows , on the 13th of Sept . and the Goods found, where she had disposed of them, as likewise a Pick-lock key, and a Chizel taken about her, she was found Guilty to the value of 9s.
Thomas Goff , Indicted for the Murther of Thomas Keech , as likewise upon the Coroners Inquistion for Man slaughter , it was proved against him, that they being Prisoners together in the Poultry Counter , upon a scuffle between them, Goff having a Tobacco-pipe in his hand, struck Keech on the Face twice, when upon the second stroak or push, the Pipe entred his right Eye, and breaking in his Hand, languished from the 12th of November to the 16th and then dyed, but no former malice appearing, the Jury found it only Man-slaughter .
Walter Corbet of St. Annes Black-fryers , Indicted for Clipping 6 of K Charles the First's Half-crowns, 20 Eliz. Shillings &c. the Witness against him was, that his Wife had payed a party 3l. or thereabouts, in Money newly Clipped, amongst which, remained a considerable quantity of File dust, and that several Clipping sheres were found near his House, but to balance the Evidence testimony being given of his Life and Conversation, as likewise, that his Wife received that Money in the Old Bayly, and that he never saw it, but that the ground of the suspicion was, from the [Text unreadable in original.] of a Servant of his, who confessed she had belyed him, the Jury acquitted him of the Treason layed to his charge in the Indictment.
Dorothy Botly , Indicted for stealing 16s. in Money , from Richard Pedle of St. Peters the Poor , on the 6 of Dec it appeared, that being a Char-woman in the house of the said Pedle, she had found an opportunity to take the Money her self, upon her Tryal confessing poverty had inforced her to take it, whereupon the Court commiserating the wretched condition, the Jury found her Guilty of her Fellony, to the value of 9s.
Anne Yeomans and Elizabeth Pike , Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard value 5l. 10s. from Hester Lawrence near Pauls-wharf, on the 29th of Nov. the Evidence against them was, that they coming to drink (the House being publick,) had a Tankard brought them, the which soon after their departure, was missing, but they bringing proof of their candid reputations, and alledging, they left it in the possession of the Mistriss of the House, they were Acquitted .
Peter Wright , Indicted for stealing two Silver Cups, value 4l. from Henry Robinson , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth , on the 8th of Dec. the proof was, that the Cups were stole out of the Shop of the Prosecutor, and that the Prisoner, with another of the Gang were seen hankering about it, and one Cup found likewise, that had been dropt, but he being a little Thief, and the Evidence not charging it home upon him, he was Acquitted .
Elizabeth Willson , Indicted for stealing 2 Towels, 3 Napkins, and a Table-cloath , from Thomas Willson of Great All-hallows , on the 21st of Nov , it appeared upon her Tryal, that coming in for a Jill of Sack, whilst Willson, who keeps a Tavern was drawing it, she slipped the Linnen under her Cloaths, but it being presently missed, and she pursued, it was found about her upon which undeniable proof, although she endeavoured to excuse the Fact, she was found Guilty to the value of 10d.
Edward Hodian , Indicted for stealing the skirt of a Cloath Gown , from George Gay , on the 6th of Dec. it appeared, that the said Skirt upon search, was found in his House, he being a pawn broker , and that the prosecutor lost goods to a great value, his House at the same time being broken open, but he urging, he bought it, and the matter being of a light value, the Jury Acquitted him.
Anne Gardener , Indicted for defrauding Isaiah Laurel a Mercer in Pater-noster-row , of Silks to the value of 8l. it was proved against her, that she meeting the Son of the said Mercer, with the Silk under his Arm, took acquaintance of him, and after some discourse desired him to go of an Errand for her, to the sign of the Coffin in Cannon street, to fetch a Bundle of Silks, and she would hold the Silk he had under his Arm the mean while, to which the Youth not [Text unreadable in original.] exc 14 years of Age consented, but while he search of the place he was sent to, she pa with the Silk, to which Fact, she Pleaded Ignor
Elizabeth Adams , Indicted for that she together with Elizabeth Po , coming upon the shop of Elizabeth Cook in Exchange-alley , and she cheapening Lace, on the 9th of Octob. Last, to be as much as amounted to the value of 5l. upon Tryal it was proved against her, that she was in the shop when the Lace was lost, and that one of the Marshals Men being implored to find her out, she confessed she had it , but her confederate gave it her to sell, which she accordingly did, for about 17s. where upon being known to be an in unlawful practices, she was found Guilty, to the value of 9s.
John Smith , Indicted for entring the House of Thomas Hayes , in the Ward of the Vintrie , on the 8th of Nov about 10 in the Morning, by opening the Door with Pick lock Keys , it was proved against him, that the Door being forced open by Hayes's sudden coming home he fled, but in the end was taken with a bundle of Pick locks about him, which were produced in Court, yet he Pleaded Innocence, saying he knew not the House, &c. but the Proof being he was Convicted of the Trespass it not amounting to Fellony, by reason he had not had time to remove any of the Goods.
Francis Knight , Indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding, from Thomas Harvy valued at 7l. which being found in his possession, in the Parish of St. Sepulchres , he upon his Arraignment confessed the Fellony.
John Ward , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , Indicted for Trespass &c. it appeared against him, by two credible Witnesses, that he being in an Ale-house in Drury-lane , on the 23th of October last, fell into many extravagant, scandalous, and seditious expressions, casting reflections upon his Royal Highness, as likewise, many dangerous words against the Government, relating to raise up and stir up Sedition, &c. upon proof of which, he Pleaded he was in drink, and knew not what he said, but expressed those words in his mad extravagancy, yet that not being a sufficient excuse for such Insolency, he was found Guilty of the Trespass.
Phillip Wallis , Indicted for the speaking many dangerous and seditious words, bordering upon, if not altogether Treasonous , and being reproved for such extravagancies, he seemed much displeased, and Challenged one of those that reproved him to fight him, and at another time attempted to stab him, for refusing to drink the Duke of Monmouth's Health, for which and divers expressions, not fitting to be mentioned in this Pages, he was found Guilty of the Trespass, &c.
Daniel D'Coiner and Catherine D'Coiner his Wife , both French People, Indicted for Clipping 40 Eliz. Shillings, as likewise, divers Half-crowns of K. Charles the First's Coine, and for Coining false Guinneys, half Guinneys, Mill'd Half-Crowns, and Crowns . It was proved against Daniel D'Coiner, that he had confessed he had Coined divers Guinneys, and new pieces of silver, offering the Guinneys at 10s a piece, and false silver at 25s. to the pound, whereupon his Lodgings being searched, several counterfeit Guinneys and pieces imitating Crowns Half-crowns were found with almost all manner of Coining Instruments, and pieces of Metal, which were produced in Court the Prisoners Pleaded Innocence, but the Fact as to Coining being plain against the Husband, both by his own confession and demonstrable proofs, he was found Guilty of the High Treason, but as to his Wife, there being no Witnesses she had a hand in the design, or was assisting her Husband in his unlawful practices, she was acquitted .
James Watts , Peter Barnwell , and Brian O Cane , Indicted for stealing a Gelding price 10l. on the 14 of Oct. from Richard Winlow , the proof was that the said Winlow, on the 16 of Sept. last, was Robbed near Sto Church, as he was returning from Ailesbury fair, buy 3 Men, 2 on Horseback and one on Foot, who took from him and his Wife the Gelding aforesaid, as likewise, Scarfes, Rings, and a Necklace of Beads, but he soon after finding his Saddle at a private house upon the Road where they had left it, with a direction to send it to the Bell Inn in the Strand, he taking the advice of Capt. Richardson, to whom he applied himself, carryed the Saddle accordingly as it was directed to the Tapster, desiring him to stop any Person that should come for it, when soon after, Brian O Cane came to demand it, for his Master James Watts, who being accordingly stayed, gave directions how to find his Master, who in fine, was taken together, with Peter Barnwell, after some resistance at Chelsey, and the gelding found at the Bell-Inn in Westminster, Watts owning the Saddle and the Horse, and Barnwell having about him a Handkerchief and Necklace, taken from Winlows Wife, and in Watts Chamber a broken Ring found, being part of the goods of Winlow, the trivial excuses they made of Innocence, they not being able to bring any proof, where they were at the time the Robbery was Committed, Watts and Barnwell were found Guilty of the Fellony, for the Horse which was found in Middlesex, but not of the Robbery, by reason it was Committed in another County, and Brian O Cane acquitted , there being no proof against him.
Edward Willmore , Indicted for stealing 8 ounces of Silver Wire, value 3l. from Philis D'Mott , it appeared that the Prosecutor had lost a parcel of plate Wire, and the Prisoner soon after, had sold a like parcel at an under rate, which she verily believed was hers, but there being no positive Evidence, and Willmore Pleaded he bought it of one Benison, he was Acquitted .
Edward Brown , Indicted for stealing a considerable quantity of Nectrils, Peach-trees and Cherry stocks , on the 28 of Nov last, being the Goods of Theophilus Stacy , it appeared, that such a parcel of Trees being found in the Custody of a Person in the Stocks-market, they
Christopher Cain , Indicted for wounding Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Griffin , in the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , it appeared, that Hawkins imploying Griffin to Arrest him, who with Hawkins and divers others entring his Lodging, and passing up stairs, he drew his Sword and kept the passage of the stairs, where Griffin and Hawkins were both wounded by C , one deep in the side, and the other in the shoulder, which Wounds, he alledged he gave them in his own defence, as not knowing their design, but the breach of the Peace being apparent, as also a contempt of the Kings Writs, he was found Guilty of the Trespass
Richard and Francis Rock , Indicted for stealing 11 Pewter Dishes, 5 silk Pettecoats, a Brass Mortar, a Wastcoat, and divers parcels of Linnen from Jane Davis , out of her house in Bunhill fields , but there being no positive proof against the Prisoners, who appeared to be laborious People in an honest employ, they were Acquitted .
Thomas Shirly , Indicted for embezzling &c making away 2500 Bricks, contrary to the knowledge of Mr. Wells and Mr. Steel , who imployed him to carry them to Albemarle Buildings , upon his Tryal it appeared, that he together with one Thomas Hargate , had carried them to another work in Dog-fields, and there received Money for them, at an under rate, which they converted to their own use, but the value not being 40s, it amounted not to a Fellony upon the Statute, on which he was Indicted, wherefore he was Acquitted .
James Stockdale of St. Martins in the Fields , being Indicted for breaking open a Sealed bag of Money, with which James Hern his Master had Instrusted him, and converting 30l 15s. 10d. of it to his own use , he pleaded Guilty to the said Indictment.
John Cooper , Indicted for stealing 30 Yards of Fustian, and a considerable parcel of dyed Calco, out of the Shop of Thomas Plasto , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , on the 18 of Oct. it was sworn against him, that he was seen to take it out of the Shop, whilst Plasto was in a Back-room, and under the shelter of the Night make his escape, whereupon he was found Guilty of the Fellony.
Elizabeth Wix of White-Chappel , Indicted for entring the House of Mary Broughton , on the 3d of Dec. no Inhabitant being in the said House, and taking thence a Bolster and Stuff Vallance, valued at 5s. which things appearing to be taken upon her, she was found Guilty to the value of 10d.
Thomas Leech , Indicted for stealing 3 shirts and 2 Nec cloaths from William East , on the 22 of Octob. Yet upon Evidence, but one of the shirts appearing to be the Prisoners, he was found Guilty to the value of 10d.
John Johnson , indicted for stealing a Cloath Coat, a Doublet and a pair of Stockings , from John Dockle of Cripplegate , it appeared, that the Prisoner being left in the Prosecutors Chamber, when his Chest was open the Cloaths upon his departure were missing, and himself confessing the taking them, he was found Guilty .
William Morgan , Indicted for [Text unreadable in original.] stealing a P, value 2s. from Francis Kerals , on the 10 Octob. It appeared, that Person coming into the House of Kerals, the Coat was taken away in jest than otherwise, and that it was restored again some days before the Prosecution, insomuch that it being apprehended to be a malicious Prosecution, the Prisoner was Acquitted .
[Text unreadable in original.] William O , Indicted for stealing 10 Laced Co, and divers other Goods from Hannah , on the 3d of Nov. Widow , but the Proof not being sufficient to Convict him, he was Acquitted .
Susanna White , Indicted for stealing a Silver Cup, value 40s. from Catherine [Text unreadable in original.] of Stepney , on the 8 of Octob. It appeared, that she coming into the House of the Prosecutor, with whom she had lived in the nature of a Servant , after having stayed there a while, upon her leave, upon whose departure the Cup that stood upon the Bar was missing, but she alledging her innocency, and no proof to the purpose being made, she was Acquitted .
Nicholas Willson , Indicted for stealing 18 dozen of Sissers , from Anthony Lucas in the Minories , on the 6 of Dec. he confessed that he had part of the Sessers; and disposed of them, but that one [Text unreadable in original.] stole them, and put most of them into his and one David's possession, which Ingenious Confession, caused the Jury so far to convict him, that they found him Guilty to the value of 10d. only .
Martha Michel of Hendon , Indicted for stealing a pair of Gloves, value 6d. from Susanna Matthews , on the 22 of Nov. but it appearing the party whose goods were mentioned in the Indictment was dead, and the whole matter being frivolous and vexatious, the Indictment was thrown aside .
William Thomas of St. Catherines , Indicted for stealing Plate, Ring, Corral, Laced Linnen, and other things of value from Henry Barrow , on the 8 of Aug. and the goods partly found, as likewise his words being given in Evidence against him, he was found Guilty of the Fellony.
Mary Trelage , Roger Adams , and Penelope Adams , Indicted for felony and Burglary, in breaking open the Shop of Hannah Jones , on the 4 of Nov. and taking thence Linnen and Silks, made into Sempstry ware, to the value of 12l. which goods sometime after were found in the Prisoners Lodging, by a Constable that was searching for other goods, and upon notice, that such goods were found, soon owned by the Prosecutor, but it appearing, that they were found in a Chest, standing in an empty Chamber, adjacent to their Lodging, they disowned all claim to it, alledging it was a chest of one John Trelages , Husband to Mary Trelage, who was fled, but the contrary being proved, Adams was found Guilty of the Fellony, and the Women Acquitted .
Zachariah Pritchard , Indicted for stealing a dozen of Links, value 1s. 4d. being the goods of Mary Linly of Stoke Newington , it was proved against him, that he confessed he found them in the Road, and it being evident, that there had been a Law Suit about them, he was Acquitted .
A Bill of Indictment for the wilful perjury, being found against Titus Oates , by the Grand Jury sworn, to inquire for the City of London, he was brought from the King's-Bench on Fryday Morning, by the Marshals Officers, and ordered to Plead to the said indictment, which in open Court was accordingly Read, the substance being to this effect, viz. that he the said Titus Oates, had sworn at the Tryals of William Ireland , Thomas Pickering , and John Grove , that he was present at the Consult of the Fathers, at the White-horse Tavern in the Strand, where they came to a resolution to Kill the K. and then separated into divers Companies, and that he the said Titus Oates, did carry the said resolution from place to place, to get it Signed, &c. to which Indictment, he Pleaded not Guilty, and desired a Cortierars might be allowed him to remove it, seeing he was to be upon another Tryal above, and that an order would be granted, that his Friends might have free Access to the place wherein he should reside, which not being denyed upon his request, he was remanded to the place from whence he came.
The Pavements and cleaning the Streets, being recommended to the Grand Jury for London, they presented, that no expedient way could be found, for keeping the Streets clean and in good order, than the City's disencumbering it self of hiring Rakers, and sufering each Parish or Preccinct to agree with the Rakers themselves, which presentment was favourably accepted.
An Appeal against George Porter being allowed he was Barr'd his Clergy, and Jane Voss , who formerly pleading her Belly, but a long time continued in Prison, ordered to be Executed upon her former Sentence , after which, and the calling over the Gaol, the Court Adjourned, appointing the next Sessions to be held there, on the 16 of January next insuing.
11 Persons were burnt in the hand, viz. Thomas Goff, James Stockdale, John Cooper, Thomas Williams, John Johnson, Hannah Faulks, Mary More, Elizabeth Wix, Anne Knot, Dorothy Botly, and Jane Sally
5. Persons Received Sentence of Transportation, viz. John Thoroughgood, John Morgan, Sylvarius Morrice, Matthew Harlo, Roger Adams
18 Persons Received Sentence of Death, viz. William Thomas, John Fell, John Fuller, Sarah carter, John Hutchins, Barbara Williams, Francis Knight, Henry St. Johns, Edmund Webb, Thomas Mongomery, Mary Cade, John Johnson, Richard Jones, George Clark, Mary Clark, Daniel O'Connor, James Watts, and Peter Barnwell.
6 Persons Sentenced to be Whipt. Viz. Elizabeth Willson, Edward Brown, John Richardson, Thomas Leech, Thomas Hall, and Nicholas Willson
5 Persons Fined, viz. Anne Gardiner 10l. and a Months Imprisonment in Bridewell, John Smith alias Alemet s. Christopher Cain 5l. and to be of the good behaviour 3 Months, John Ward and Philip Wallis 10l. each and to be of the good behaviour for the space of a Year.
An Appeal against George Porter being allowed he was Barr'd his Clergy, and Jane Voss , who formerly pleading her Belly, but a long time continued in Prison, ordered to be Executed upon her former Sentence , after which, and the calling over the Gaol, the Court Adjourned, appointing the next Sessions to be held there, on the 16 of January next insuing.