And Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, Held for the City of London and County of Middlesex, at JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD BAYLY,
The 1st. 3d. and 10th. Days of September, 1686.
And in the 2d. Year of His Majesties Reign.
The Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly; on Wednesday and Friday the 1st. and 3d. Days of Septem. 1686. and on Friday the 10th. of this Instant following: Before the Right Honourable Sir Robert Jefferies Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir John Holt Kt. Recorder of the aforesaid City, with others of His Majesties Justices of the Peace, for London and Middlesex.
The Jurors were as follow,
The PROCEEDINGS are as follow, viz.
William Edwards and John Edwards , of the Parish of Christ-Church , were Indicted for stealing one silver Tankard, value 5 l. 10 s. on the 24th of July last, from one Jonathan Marfin . The Evidence for the King was the Wife of the said Marfin; who deposed that the Prisoners coming into her house in Warwick-Lane , called for two Tankards of Drink, and whil'st she and her Servant were busie about the house, they took their opportunity to steal away the Tankard: The Prisoners had but little to say in their Defence, but that they knew nothing of it, and said they were never in the house; using many other frivolous Excuses, and being taken notice of in Court to have lived very Idle Lives, and having no one to appear on their sides; and the Evidence against them being very possitive, they were both brought in Guilty of the Felony, &c.
Thomas Pritchard , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for stealing one Hair Camblet Coat, value 5 l. One Perriwig, value 3 l. 5 s. The Goods of Alexander Andrews , on the 17th. of August last. The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Andrews, who deposed that he lost the above said Goods out of his Chamber, and a little Time after, the Prisoner was found offering the Perriwig to Sale in a Publick house, which the Prosecutor owned to be the same he had lost. The Prisoner having but little to say in his own Defence, but in a manner Confess'd the Fact, he was brought in Guilty .
Richard Hutchens , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Bishopsgate , was Indicted for stealing on the 23d. of August last, One silver Tankard, value 5 l. from Peter Cook of the same Parish. The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Cook, who deposed that the Prisoner coming into his house, and calling for a Tankard of Drink, after a little time went away with the Tankard, and being pursued, the Tankard was found in his Breeches, and the Prisoner not much denying it upon his Tryal, was found Guilty of the Felony.
Francis Fox , of the Parish of St. Brides , was Indicted for stealing on the 30th. of July last, One Coat, value 25 s. One Petticoat, value 12 s. One pair of Lac'd Ruffles, value 6 s. Three Yards of Ribbon, value 4 s. One Neckcloath, value 3 s. with several other Goods of small value , from Richard Allen of the same Parish. The Evidence for the King was Mr. Allen and his Maid, who deposed that the Prisoner came to the said Mr. Allen's house, under pretence of Begging Money for another person that was in Prison, and so inveigled with the Maid to take away the said Goods, she consenting to it so far, as to fetch the Goods down Stairs to the Prisoner, and yielding that the Goods should be Pawned in her Name to one Moss a Broker: The Prisoner on his Part denyed the Fact, and said he never saw the Maid in his Days, neither was he ever in the house of the Prosecutor but once; and having several Witnesses to prove that he was a Bed that Morning the Goods were stolen, and the Maid being found to be actually consenting to the Pawning of the Goods; and the Evidence against him not being very Possitive as to the matter of Fact, he was brought in not Guilty .
Sarah Deane , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for stealing One Linnen Bagg, value 2 d. and 4 l. 15 s. in Money , on the 7th. Day of July last past, the Goods of William Pool , who deposed that he happening in to Drink at an Ale-house in White-Fryers , about Fight of the Clock at Night, in the same house, and sitting a while with him and another person, she pick'd his Pocket of the aforesaid Money and ran away with it, whilst the Prosecutor was paying the Reckoning: The Prisoner could say nothing that was to purpose in her own Defence; and being found in several Storys and Lyes, and look'd upon in Court as a Person of a very wicked Life and Conversation; she was aftes a full hearing on both wicked sides, brought in Guilty of the Felony.
Mary Stanly , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , was Indicted for stealing on the 18th of July last, One Amber Necklace, value 25 s. One pair of Holland Sheets, value 30 s. One Fine Pillow-Bear, value 15 s. One Lute-string Gown, value 5 l. with several other Goods of considerable value , all the Goods of one Mr. Williams . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Williams and others, who deposed that he hireing the Prisoner as his Servant , on the Friday before the Robery was done, and going on the Sunday following to Church with his whole Family, leaving this Prisoner in the house, upon his return found his Goods taken away and the Maid gone: The Prisoner had but little to say on her own behalf, but that she had lived with another Master, who she pretended had given her a Certificate, which she produced in Court, but it appearing to be false, and she having made several frivolous Excuses in her Defence, she was brought in Guilty .
George Thompson , on the 22d. of August last past, Riding over the said Thompson with a Mare, value 9 l. giving him a Mortal Bruise on the left side of the Head, on which he dyed the 25th. Instant . The Matter of Fact happened thus; the Deceased and another person being walking together towards Bow, in the Highway, about Mile-end, the Prisoner and another Boy: came Riding with full speed, upon which the Deceased went aside, out of the way; but it so happened that the Horse being unruly, and too strong for the Prisoner, beat down the Deceased to the Ground, and falling upon him, gave the Wound as aforesaid, &c. The Prisoner offered in his Defence, that the Horse ran away with him, and that he had no design of hurt to the Deceased, and could not possibly stop his Horse, and being very sorry for it, he was brought in not Guilty .
Elizabeth Wooly , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for stealing, on the 3d. of July last, Two Flanders Lac'd Cravats, value 50 s. One pair of Holland Sleeves, value 6 s. One Shirt, value 2 s. One Lac'd Twillit, value 20 s. One Holland Shirt, value 13 s. and several other Goods of small value , from Elizabeth Boswell . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Boswell her self, who deposed that the Prisoner Lodging with her, took away the aforesaid Goods out of her house, which she missing and making Enquiry after the Prisoner, (forasmuch as she had absented herself) Apprehended her and had some of the Goods restored: The Prisoner did as good as Confess the Fact, and said it was Poverty that constrained her to Commit that wicked Act, &c. So that she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elias Smith , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for stealing one Gelding, value 4 l. on the 2d. of August last, from Robert Armer of the same Parish. The Evidence against the Prisoner was Armer himself, &c. who deposed that his Horse used to go into St. Georges Fields to Feed, and missing of him, he found him in Smithfield exposed to Sale by the Prisoner and another person. The Prisoner in his Defence, owned that he had bought the Horse of one Phillip Stanes who owed him Money, and that he over-took him with the Horse going to Chelmsford, and that the Prisoner offered the Horse to Sale to an Inn-keeper at Rumford, but refused (or was shie) to Tole for the Horse, and being pursued be fled, with other aggravating Circumstances: And not being able to give a good Account of himself, he was found Guilty of Felony.
Ambrose Holland , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was Indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August last, Two silver Spoons, value 19 s. Two Gold Rings, value 30 s. One silver Caudle Cup, value 40 s. Forty Yards of Cambrick, value 7 l. 10 s. The Goods of Henry Fairclor , Gent. The Evidence was Mr. Fairclor; who deposed, that he lost his Goods out of his Chamber, and that the Prisoner had pawned one of the Spoons at a Brokers, and afterwards fetched it out of pawn: The Prosecutor owning it to be his Spoon, it was Evidence enough that he had the other Goods the Prisoner denyed the Fact but being found in several Storys, as that he had the Spoon out of the Country, &c. and he having no good Evidence on his side, he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Richard Wakeham , of the Parish of St. Catherines Cree-Church Aldgate , was Indicted for stealing One Stuff-Gown, value 20 s. One Petticoat, value 16 s. One pair of BuckSkin Gloves, value 5 s. One little Box, value 11 d. and 20 s. in Money , on the 26th. of August last, from one John Kitchenham . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Kitchenham and his Wife, who deposed that the Prisoner came to his house, under pretence to Drink with him from an Acquaintance of his in the Country, and sitting in the Kitchen (it being a Publick house) after a little time, another Man and Woman came in, and went up into the Chamber to Drink, and after some time went away: The Prisoner keeping the Prosecutor in a Story till they were gone; the Woman of the house missing her Goods, the Prisoner was Apprehended, but the Prisoner in his Defence, said that he came thither upon no other account but to drink, and that he knew nothing of the Robery, and that he lived in good Repute formerly at St. Albans, and it not appearing that he was actually concerned, he was found not Guilty .
Ester Simpson , of the Parish of St. Andrews Undershaft , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for entering the house of Mr. William Salsbury , at Barkin in Essex , on the 14th. of August last, stealing from him One silver Tankard, value 8 l. One siver Salt, value 3 l. with several silver Spoons, and One Scarf, value 10 s. besides other wearing Apparel of good value . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Salsbury and his Maid, &c. who deposed that when he had Apprehended the Prisoner, she owned to have stoled the Plate from him, and that she was induced to it by another Maid in the Town, not yet taken, and that she did it the rather to raise her self a Portion, she being in Election to be Married, and that she was found offering the Goods to Sale or Exchange in a Goldsmiths Shop. Mr. Salsburys Maid deposed that she left the Plate below in the Kitchen, forgetting to carry it up Stairs, and that the Doors and Windows were all Fast when she went to Bed, but in the Morning she missed the Goods, and found the window open; the Plate being produced in Court, the prosecutor owned it to be his Plate, which was confirmed by the Maid who was wont to keep it, &c. The prisoner upon her Tryal denyed it, and said that it was given her by another person, but the Evidence against her out weighing hers, (she having none material on her side) she was after a full hearing, brought in Guilty of the Felony but not of the Burglary .
Sarah Collins , Anne Baker , and Ann Haynes , of the Parish of St. Martins Aldersgate , were Indicted for stealing One Chirurgeons Box of Instruments, value 3 l. on the 21st. of August last, from Francis Osborn . The Evidence for the King deposed that the prisoners came into the prosecutors Shop, to Buy a pair of silver Clapses, he being a working silversmith , and his Servant being at work upon the Box, laid it by, whilst he look'd them the Clapses and immediately, when they were gone, the Box was missing, upon which he pursued them, and took them, but found no Box about them, forasmuch as they had Conveyed away the Box; or something like it, by a Fourth persons Hand in the Street, as was Evidenced by another person on the prosecutors side: The prisoners denyed that they knew any thing of it, and that they came into the Shop to Buy a pair of Clapse only: And altho' they were be persons of bad Lives, giving a very slender Account of their Reputation, yet the Matter of Fact not being fully proved upon them, they were all Three found not Guilty .
Mary Eaton , Martha Allen , and Elizabeth Stephens , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , were Indicted for stealing one Gold Chain, with a Golden Locket, value 7 l. 7 s. and 6 d. on the 13th. of August last, the Goods of Mr. Alexander Travell , of the same parish. The Evidence against them was Mr. Travell himself, who gave in Evidence that the Prisoners came to his House to offer Cucumbers to Sale, and after they were gone, on the Morrow Morning he missed his Chain; but the Prisoners alledged in their Defence, that they came with no other intent but to sell their Goods, and the Prosecutor having no Evidence besides himself, and not being able to swear possitively against them; and the Court looking upon it as a kind of a Malicious Prosecution, they were all three brought in not Guilty .
Ralph Chelynor , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for stealing Three Lac'd Neckcloaths, value 10 s. Two Lac'd Quoives value 3 s. and One single Sleeve, value 1 s. The Goods of William Giles The Evidence was Giles himself, who deposed that the Prisoner came into his Shop in Bartholomew Fair , to cheapen some other Goods, and imediately after he was gone, he missed his afore-said Goods, and that when he Apprehended the Prisoner, he did not deny but he had them, and would give him satisfaction, or to the same purpose. The Prisoner alledged upon his Tryal, that he was a Servant in the afore-said Fair, to a person that kept a publick House; and from thence he went by his Master's Consent, to live at the Cock in Birchin Lane; and having some Witnesses on his side, to satisfie the Court of his Behaviour in his former Service which were known in Court; he was brought in not Guilty .
Thomas Gibs , was Indicted for uttering and delivering a false piece of Mony, called a Guinea, of the value of 21 s. 6 l on the 26th. of August last , to one Mrs. Elizabeth Clarke , in the Parish of St. Magdalens de Malthea . The Evidence against the Prisoner, deposed that he came into the Prosecutors House, and called for half a pint of Wine, (it being a Tavern) and offered the Guinea to be exchanged to pay his Reckoning, alledging that he had no other Money about him, but only one crackt Sixpence, and a Birmingham Groat; but upon his Tryal he owned that he had other Money about him, which made him the more suspected by the Court, to be a person of no good Fame: The Guinea was produced in Court and Cut, and was found to be mixt Mettal, but not so bad but any person might have taken it, the Prisoner said he took it for a good piece, so upon full hearing, he was brought in not Guilty .
James Naylor , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Bishopsgate , was Indicted for a High Misdemeanor, speaking Scandalous and Seditious Words against the King and Government, to one William Frances and others, which were, That if any Man in England (or the King himself) should call James Duke of Monmouth a Traytor, he would affirm to his Face that be lyed . And that the Trained Bands of the City were all Rogues, and never would shew; themselves such brave Souldiers as Monmouth had done. All which, was Corroberated and confirmed by William Frances and another person, who swore possitively against the Prisoner, that they heard the Prisoner speak the very same Words. The Prisoner pleaded in his own Defence that he was in Drink, and could not remember that he said any such words, and that the Prosecutor owed him a Grudge: But this not prevailing with the Court, the Evidence being so plain against him, he was found Guilty of a High Misdemeanour.
William Jones , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Jury , was Indicted stealing one piece of Dyed Serge, value 3 l. on the 30th. day of August , from one Joseph Hyde ; to which Indictment upon his Arraignment he pleaded Guilty .
A Woman of the Parish of St Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing Four pieces of Gold, value 4 l. 6 s. and 10 d. in Silver , on the 7th. of June last past, from John Bonnyface of the same Parish. The Evidence against the prisoner was the said Bonnyface, who deposed that as he was coming from Charing Cross he met with the prisoner and another Woman in the street, and went into a Tavern with them to Drink, and stayed there to Drink but one pint of Wine, and parted from them, and immediately after
John Raven , a Fellow about Seventeen Years of Age, of the parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for a Rape, Committed upon the Body of Mary Katt , a Child aged Eight Years and Three Weeks , on the 11th of August last. The Evidence against the prisoner deposed, that the Girl being sent to the Stables where the prisoner was a Horse-keeper , to leade a Horse thither; the prisoner got the Child into the Stable, being alone, and shut the Door fast upon her, and took her and used her in a most Barbarous Manner, stopping her Mouth as she cryed out. The Midwife and other Women that searched the Child, deposed that she was Rent in her Secret parts, and doubted whether ever she would be well again, and the prisoner being not able to deny it, and the Matter of Fact appearing so Odious to the Court, he was found Guilty ,
Thomas Nash and George Sunderland , of the parish of St. Michael Queen Hieth , were Indicted for stealing two silver Tankard value 11 l. and One silver Cup, value 17 s. the Goods of Richard Williamson : But no Evidence appearing against them, they were both Acquitted .
Samuel Watkins , of the parish of Stoke Newington in the County of Middlesex who was Convicted and Burnt in the Hand last Sessions for Felony, was Indicted for stealing a Dun Gelding , on the 14th. August from Mr. John Kidhey . The Evidence against him deposed that the Horse was taken in Smithfield, being exposed to Sale by another person, who said it was the prisoners Horse, and making search for the prisoner immediatly, found him taken into custody in another place: The prisoner could say little or nothing for himself, only that his Mother had given him the Horse, but his Mother being sent to when he was Apprehended, it proved false, whereupon the Evidence being so plain against him, he was found Guilty .
James Husbands , of the parish of St. Michales Wood street , was Indicted for High Treason, on the 10th. of August last, for Coining and Counterfeiting Thirty pieces of Money, called King Charles the Seconds Half Crowns, made of Copper Tin, and other false Mettals. &c. The Evidence for the King deposed, that there was found in the prisoners Chamber in a Trunk, several sorts of Instruments fit for Coining, and some pieces of Coined Money, false Mettals, all which were produced in Court, and that he had put off a Guinea, that wanted 7 s. and 6 d. in Weight, and that the prisoner went by several Names; sometimes by the Name of Brown, and sometimes by Husbands: The prisoner in his Defence denyed it, and said that the things were left at his Lodging, made up in a Bundle, and put into his Trunk (it being open) by another person, who desired him to let him leave it there, and he would soon after call for them, therefore the prisoner infarred from this, that it was a trick put upon him; and there being no Evidence possitively to prove the Matter of Fact against him, he was Acquitted , only was to find Securitys for his good Behaviour for the Future .
An Inhabitant of the parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for High-Treason likewise, in inventing, Forging, Counterfeiting and Coining, Twenty pieces of Gold called Guinea pieces, on the 10th. of August last . The Evidence against the prisoner deposed, that the prisoner and one V. weere Confederats together in this wicked Act, and that the prisoner, had once made Tryal of his Art in Pewter at the prosecutors House, but could not bring it to any perfection, and said he did at only for his Diversion, imitating a French-man, that had Coined some Guineas after the same manner, and that the prisoner and the afore said V. hired a House at Hogsden fit for their purpose, and there set up their Trade, several Tools being found there, and produced in Court, viz. Stamps to Coin Lovis d'Or's and several other Instruments fit for the work: The prisoner did not deny but that he had tryed to Coin with Pewter as afore-said for Diversion, or the like, but never was concerned in Coining any manner of Money; and he had several credible Witnesses on his part, who satisfied that he was always a very civil person, and a fair dealer, and several of them had received Money of him often-times, but never any bad or suspicious: And the Evidence against the prisoner not being able to prove it plainly, that he did Coin those Guineas afore-said. After a full hearing on both sides, he was Acquitted .
An inhabitant of the parish of St. Clement Danes , was Indicted for Feloniously making an Assault upon the Body of B. R. Gent. on the 17th of December last, 1685. by blowing Powder of Mercury into his Face, which caused his Right Eye to consume and wast, till the 5th. of April following, and then was totally consumed and lost . The Evidence against the prisoner was Mr. R. and several others and after Mr. R. Council had opened the Cause at large, very distinctly to the Jury, Mr. R. deposed that the prisoner was wont to frequent his Lodgings more than was convenient in his absence, which occasioned various Discourses, and Scandalous Reports amongst the Neighbourhood, touching his own, and his Ladys Reputation, for which he forbid the prisoner's frequenting the House, and that he should come no more to his Lodgings; after which, the prisoner absented himself about a Month, and then came the same day the Fact was done, about Four or Five of the Clock in the Evening, and enquired for the prosecutor at his Lodgings, and what time he would come home that Night: The prosecutor coming home about Nine or Ten of the Clock that Night, coming near to his own Door, observed two Men to go softly before him, and over against his own Door, (by the help of a Light) saw a person stand, who immediatly made towards him, and threw the Powder into his Face, which he affirmed upon Oath to be the prisoner; immediatly after he came into his Lodgings, he sent for the prisoner to come to Cure his Eyes (he being a Chymical Doctor , on purpose to strengthen his Evidence against him, who trembled when he first dressed his Eyes, and was observed to change his Countenance, which occasioned Suspicion that he was the person that did the Fact; he made use of him several times after till he had got Evidence sufficient against him, and then discharged him, and made use of others: The prisoner sending the prosecutors Man to his Laboratory for a Mortar to beat some Medicine in for his Eyes, found one with Powder in, which being compared with the Powder that hung in the prosecutors Perriwig was exactly the same, both for Colour and Taste, Blistering the Tongue of them that tasted it; and that the prisoner after this fled for it, with many other agreeing Evidence against the prisoner: The prisoner argued in his Defence, that he was in another place when the Fact was done, and called several Witnesses on his side, all which, prevailed nothing on his part: But the Evidence against the prisoner outweighing his, he was after a very long hearing on both sides, brought in Guilty .
Joseph Wells , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , together with one Thomas Toslyn , were Indicted for stealing of Coach Seats, One Feather-Seat with a Cloath Cover value 15 s. from Valentine Crosbey , Two other Coach Seats, value 8 s. from Thomas Turner , on the 13th of July last, and Two other Seats of a Coach, value 10 s. of the Goods of Edward Phips , on the 12th. of July . Edward Phips deposed that he found the Seats of his Coach made into a Wastcoat upon the Prisoners Back, and the other Two deposed that they found their Goods in the Hands of the Prisoners as they were lying in the Fields: whereupon they took them upon Suspition, and being before a Justice, they confessed the Fact; and the Coach Seats being produced in Court, and a full Evidence being against them, and they having been known to be Idle Fellows, and having nothing to say Material in Defence of themselves, but that they were Drunk when they did the Facts; they were after a distinct hearing of all the three afore-mentioned Indictments brought in Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Anne Powel , of the Parish of Edmunton , in the County of Middlesex, was Indicted for stealing One Callico Neckcloath, value 6 d. Three Holland Quoives, value 3 s. on the 1st. day of August last past, the Goods of one John Spung . The Evidence against her was John Spung , who deposed that he found the Prisoner in his House, he being absent, but no Goods in her Custody, yet she threw some out at a Window, but no Witness appearing that she had the Goods, and the full quantity lost not being in the Indictment, she was brought in not Guilty .
Eleanor Jones , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs, without Aldersgate , was indicted twice, for stealing on the 25th. of July last, One Silk Mantua Gown, value 3 l. One Silk Petticoat, value 3 l. One other Silk Petticoat, value 20 s. One other Silk Petticoat, value 5 s. One Scarf, value 4 s. Two Silk Hoods, value 5 s. Two pair of Gloves value 3 s. One pair of Holland Sleeves Lac'd value 2 s. One Lac'd Handkerchief, value 15 s. One Silk Scarf, value 25 s and 6 d. One Book, value 11 d. Fifteen pieces of Gold, value 15 l. Four pieces of Gold, called King Charles the Firsts Ten Shilling pieces, value 4 l. The Goods of John Carnall , on the 24th. of April last, One Mantua Petticoat, value 30 s. One pair of Silk Stays, value 10 s. One pair of Silk Sleeves, value 10 s. the Goods of Justin Trevary . The Prosecutors proved by good Evidence that the prisoner had the Goods, and that some of them were found upon her, viz. 5 s. pieces in Gold, and a Gown and Petticoat and some Linnen, but that they never had all the Goods again: The Prisoner made a small Defence for her self, that the Goods were stolen by another person, and that that person drawed her into the Felonys, and she having no Witnesses Material, she was found Guilty of both Felonys.
Elizabeth Stitchbury , of the parish of St. Pancrass , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in Breaking the House of Jesias Clarke , Gent. and taking away Four Dozen of Diaper Napkins, value 4 l. Six Diaper Table Cloaths, value 3 l. Three Cravats, value 3 s. Two Lac'd Quoives, value 5 s. The Evidence against the Prisoner, was one Martha Edin , who deposed that the Prisoner wore a Smock of the Lodgers in the House, and that it being missing she laid it to the Prisoner: And that there being no other Evidence against her besides; and having several very good Witnesses to prove her Honesty, and she never being taxed before in any Crime of the like Nature, she was Acquitted .
Humphrey Payton , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously intending to Rob the House of one Susannah Kemp , on the 21st. of August last. The Evidence for the King deposed that the House was broken open about Twelve of the Clock at Night, and that the Prisoner was seen to come out at a Window of the House , and was immediatly taken, and confessed that himself and two other persons had intelligence of 100 l or 200 l. that was in the House, and further in his Defence, said that he was drawn in by the other two persons (who are not yet taken) who forced him in at the Window, and using many such like Evasions, and having no Witnesses: and the Matter of Fact being so plainly proved against him, he was brought in Guilty .
William Glasborrow and Thomas Arnold , of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were Indicted for stealing Two Cloath Livery Coats, value 10 s. of the Goods of Sir John Lowther . One Cloath Coat, value 10 s. and One Caster Hat, value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Robert White . The Evidence against the Prisoners, deposed that the Coats were sold to a Woman in the Street, and were found hanging, up in Barbican in a Sale-Shop, and the Woman that Bought the Coats, proved that Glassborrow Received the Money for them, viz 16 s. But Arnold said nothing at all: and although the prisoners denyed the Fact, yet being Idle Follows, and having been Burnt in the Hand the last Sessions Glassborrow was brought in Guilty to the value of 10 d. and Arnold was Acquitted .
Elizabeth Feversham , of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing Three Holland Smocks, value 6 s. One Holland Petticoat, value 12 d. One Silk Mantua, value 2 s. and and Two pair of Holland Drawers, value 6 d. On the 1st of August last, the Goods of one Martha Jeeve . The Evidence against the Prisoner, deposed that she pawned the Goods, and that she was a Lodger in the House where they were lost, and a very poor Woman, and that another person was suspected to have been in Confederacy with the Prisoner: The Prisoner not denying the Matter of Fact, but alledging that it was poverty that brought her to Commit that Crime, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Joseph Humphreys , and Alexander Wiggington , of the parish of St. Anns Westminster , were Indicted for stealing Two Guineas and a half of Gold, value 53 s and 9 d. and 30 l. 4 s. and 3 d. in Money , on the 15th day of July last past from William Smith . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mrs. Smith, who deposed that the prisoners and one Richard Floyd (not yet taken) came to her to sell her a piece of Silk, and she taking Money out of her Trunck to pay for it: The prisoners observed her to have pretty good store came about a Week after all three again, and made some disturbance in the House in the day time; the prosecutor being alone, and Floyd got into her Chamber where the Money was, and had took it away &c. The Prisoners said that they came thither with no other intent but to get Money that was owing to them by the prosecutor, and that there were several other people in the House besides them and the prisoners produced several good sufficient House-keepers to testifie their manner of Life, that it was in honesty and good Credit; some of which deposed that the prosecutor, kept a very Naughty and Suspitious House (no less than a Baudy House) and that the prosecutor would once fain have withdrawn her prosecution, with several other aggravating Circumstances. The prisoners after a full hearing, were brought in not Guilty .
Elizabeth Payton , of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing one Holland Smock, value 3 s. One Bone Lac'd Quoif, value 2 s and 6 d. One pair of Thred Gloves, value 18 d. One Callyco Handkerchief, value 6 d. on the 12th of August of the Goods of Henry Gun . The Evidence for the King deposed that she being absent from home, and leaving no one there but one MaidServant only, at her return miss'd the afore-said Goods, and that several of them were found about the prisoner: But the prisoner said in her Defence that the Goods were Lent her at the camp on Hounslow-Heath, by the prosecutor, and proving the same by Good Evidence, she was Acquitted .
Edward Thornton , of the parish of Chypenham in the County of Middlesex, was Indicted for absenting himself from his Majestys Service, without leave or Licence, on the 21st. of June last past . After the Council for the King had opened the Cause against the prisoner: The Evidence against him, deposed that he was entertained in Hull, in the Earl of Huntingdons Regiment, under Command of Capt. Charles Morgan , and there he Received the King's pay and Cloaths, for the space of Two Months, and at Barnet he Received New Cloaths, and did his Duty as the part of a Souldier, but on the 20th. June did forsake his said Service, and ran away from his Majestys Camp on Hounslow-Heath, and about a Fortnight after, was found in Bridewell Committed as a Vagabond. The Prisoner said in his Defence, that truly he was a Souldier , and Received pay, but he did not go away, but with an intentent to return, not being sensible of the Danger of Running away from his Colours; and falling into ill Company he had sold his Cloaths, but he had left his Sword in the camp in his Tent; so upon a very full hearing of the Matter, and the Judges giving in their Opinions (Nemine Contradicente) that he ought to Dye for it; he was found Guilty .
Elizabeth Collins , of the parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing on the 9th. of August last, One Silk Gown, value 30 s One Silk Petticoat, value 10 s. One Lac'd Cornet , value 8 s. One Lac'd Quoife, value 2 s. and 6 d. One Girdle, value 18 d. Two Cambrick Handkerchiefs, value 2 s. One pair of silver Buckles value 6 s. One Set of Buttons for Sleeves and Three Flaxen Smocks value 8 s , the Goods of Edward Jones . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Jones and others who deposed that the Prisoner came to Lodge at the Prosecutors House, and he and his Wife being abroad the next day; at their return mist their Goods, and the new Lodger also, the Door being found open in the Morning about 4 a Clock by the Watch; And searching after the Prisoner found her at Colebrook, but she denyed the Fact, and produced several Witnesses on her side, which availed but little, she being a person of a very bad Character: yet the matter being not positively proved against her, she was brought in Guilty only to the value of 10 d.
Anne Crispe of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields was Indicted for stealing six Guineas, value 6 l. 9 s. and 16 s. in Money of the Goods of Abigail Elnecke , who deposed that the prisoner and she Lodging together, left her alone one day in her Chamber, and her Trunk open upon her return found her Money gone, and the prisoner absented the Lodging for 3 days, and after told her, if she would be silent, she would make the prosecutor satisfaction The prisoner denyed denyed it, and said she had a key to the Chamber Door, but never toucht her Money, and that she was maliciously accused, and the Evidence not being full enough against her, she was acquitted .
Edward Matthews , of the parish of St. James's Clerkenwell was Indicted for driving the Wheele of a Cart over one Margaret Kempson s Neck, a Child , on the 20th. of May last, giving her a Mortal Bruise whereon she instantly Dyed : but there being a possitive Evidence against him that he did it wilfully, and the prisoner alledging it was late, and he could not see the Child being on the Top of the Cart, and that he was very sorry for great a misfortune, he was found Guilty of Manslaughter only.
Received Sentence of Death Eleven, viz.
Mary Stanly , Sarah Deane , Esther Sympson , John Raven , Elias Smith J. S. Samuel Watkins, Edward Thornton, Elianor Jones, Humphrey Payton , and Thomas Wall , who was Convicted last Sessions, Running away from his Colours.
The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Sentence as followeth.
Order'd to be Burnt in the Hand Five, viz.
Order'd to be Transported Two, viz.
Order'd to the Whip'd Six, viz.
Received Sentence of Death Eleven, viz.
Mary Stanly , Sarah Deane , Esther Sympson , John Raven , Elias Smith J. S. Samuel Watkins, Edward Thornton, Elianor Jones, Humphrey Payton , and Thomas Wall , who was Convicted last Sessions, Running away from his Colours.