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 12 and 13. of October. 1687.
And in the 3d. Tear of His Majesties Reign.
AT the Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery of Newgate; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 12th and 13th Days of October, 1687. Before the Right Honourable Sir John Peak , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, with others of His Majesties Justices of the Peace for London and Middlesex.
The Jurors were, viz.
The Proceedings were as follow, viz.
Thomas Waters , of the Parish of St. Bartholomews the Less was Tryed for stealing two Yards of Bone Lace, valued at 16 s. from William Read , on the 11th of this Instant October : Upon Tryal it appeared, that coming into the Shop of the Prosecutor, under presence of buying a pair of Sleeves, he conveyed the Lace Into his Pocket and fled to an adjacent Ale-house , to which being pursued, he found an opportunity to threw the Lace into the Celler, where it was found; and he haying nothing material to offer for himself, the Jury brought him in Guilty, yet but to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Handford , was Tryed for stealing a Tankard, value 6 l. on the 27th of July last, from Robert Mahew , of the Parish of St. Alhallows Staining : Upon Tryal the Evidence against her was, that she in the Company of a Man unknown, coming into the house of the Prosecutor, and calling for Drink, took a convenient time when the Woman that drew it was in the Celler to slip away with the Tankard; but she pleading ignorance, and bringing some persons to testifie her being out of Town the day the Tankard was sworn to be stolen, and that she had never absented or absconded her self upon that occasion, the Jury concluded the Witness might be mistaken in the person, and so acquitted her.
Mary Bartlet was Tryed for stealing fourteen Yards of Bone Lace, valued at 2 l. 15 s. from Mary Chettle , of the Parish of St. Anns Aldersgate , on the 11th of October : The Proof upon Tryal, was, that the Prisoner came into the Shop of the Prosecutor to cheapen Lace, but without making any Agreement, went away with the Lace mentioned , a piece of which was afterward taken about her, and she making but a slender defence, that she took it unknowingly, the Jury found her Guilty, though but to the value of 10 d.
William Banister , Thomas Done , John Lovewell , and Margaret Meek , the three first were Tryed for breaking the house of Thomas Burret of Hampstead , on the 2d of October , in the Night time, and taking thence six Table Cloaths two Dozen of Napkins, two Caps, a Cravat, eight pair of Sheets, four silver Spoons, one silver Porringer, four Yards of Diaper, a Curral, two Rings, a Rix Doller, and 7 l. in Silver, a Petticoat, a Mantua Gown, and other wearing Apparrel to a considerable value . Upon Tryal it appeared, that upon the Robbery being Committed, part of the Mony was found upon search in Lovewell's Lodging, hid under his Pillow, in which was the Doller lost, and divers other remarkable pieces, as like wise a Cravat lost at the same time taken about his Neck, and in Meeks Lodging divers parcels of the Linnen and other Goods concealed in a Cradle , so that they not being able to give any good account how they came by them, they were found Guilty , but there being no Evidence against Banister and Done, they were Acquitted .
Lovewell being Arraigned upon a second Indictment, for stealing a Cornet, a pair of Ruffles, a Whisk, a Ring, a Gown, &c. from Elizabeth Dod , of St. James's Westminster , he pleaded guilty to the Felony .
Rachel Pierce , was Tryed for stealing a Cloath Coat, a pair of Breeches, two Shirts, a Hood and an Apron , from William Meedman , of St. Giles's in the Fields , on the 1st of August last, but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the fact, she was Acquitted .
A - S - was Tryed for stealing twenty four Yards of silver Lace, value 4 l. 16 s. from William Terry of Lumbard-street , on the 6th of October : The Proof against her was, that coming into the Shop of the Prosecutor, to buy and cheapen Lace, a piece of Lace immediately upon her departure was found wanting , and she being brought back, droped it from under her Cloaths in the shop, to which, she alledged that she never had it, but that it was accidentally
Charles Pew , was Tryed for breaking the house of John Atkinson of Fullham , on the 1st of October , in the Day time, and taking thence a Saddle, a pair of Boots, a Bridle and a Whip : Upon Tryal it was given in Evidence that the Prisoner being a Servant to the Prosecutor, found his opportunity to force open a Stable Door by drawing the Staple, and took thence the Goods mentioned, but it only appeared that the Whip was found about him, which he had taken to ride to a place whither his Master had ordered him, the Jury Acquitted him.
James Low , was Tryed for stealing one pair of Stockings, a Hood, a Cane with an Ivory Head, from James Dun of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 8th of October : Upon Tryal it appeared that the Prisoner coming into the House of the Prosecutor to inquire for a person, and pretending to stay for him, took the things mentioned out of the Kitchen , but notice being taken of it, and he stayed, upon search they were found about him, and he only pleading he was in drink, and knew not what he did, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
John Green , was Tryed for entring the house of John Marshal in Arundel-street in the Strand , on the 27th of September last: The Proof against him was that he was found in the Cellar, and two Bars broken to make him way into it , to which he pleaded he accidentally fell into it in the dark, but there being Iron Instruments found, which were supposed to be those wherewith the Bars were broken, and he looked upon as a pilfering Fellow, the Jury found him guilty of the breaking, &c.
Elizabeth Wood , was Tryed for firing the house of Robert Smith Scituate in the Parish of St. Giles's Criplegate on the 1st. of October : upon Tryal it appeared that a Smoak being discovered, and search made between the Tiles and the Cieling, a Board was found on Fire, and the Prisoner who lived with the Prosecutor in the Nature of a Servant examined, she confessed she had set it on Fire with a Candle, but in Court pleading that she did it accidentally, forgetting her Candle upon being hastily called away with which she had been looking for 1 s. 6 d. she had laid there, and it not appearing she did it designedly or maliciously, she was Acquitted .
William Summers , was Tryed, for that he together with one Philip Minor not yet taken, entred the house of Henry Egles , of the Parish of St. Brides , on the 29th of September last, and took thence a Violin, a Flute, a Knife and Fork, a Night-Rail, an Apron, with other Linnen and wearing Apparrel, to a considerable value : Upon Tryal it was proved against him that he had the Violin, which was found where he had disposed of it, nor did he deny it, pretending only he bought it of Minor, but being no way capable of giving any good account of himself, he was found guilty of the Felony only to the value of 10 d.
William Wingfield , was Tryed for stealing a Tankard, value 6 l. from John Lutton , of the Parish of St. Brides , on the 20th of June last, which appearing against him by his own Confession, as likewise how he had disposed of it, he was found guilty of the Felony.
William Gare , Robert Andrews , and Lewis Hegar , were Tryed for stealing a Petticoat Scarf, Hood, Nightlining Ruffles, Lac'd Sleeves and other Goods of the like Nature, to the value of 15 l. from Sarah Fauster in Mark-Lane , on the 3d. of October , about eight in the Evening . The Proof against them was, that the same Night the house was Robbed, 3 Men came into the Swan Ale-house in Fanchurch-street, and part of the Goods mentioned were found in the Room where they were, upon their going away, without any other Company having been in it, and two of these appearing upon Oath to be Hegar and Andrews, they were found guilty of the Felony only &; no breaking appearing in Court against them , but there being upon this Indictment no possitive Evidence, against Gare, he was Acquitted .
They were a second time Indicted, for Robbing the Lodgings of Dionis Lyddal , of St. Alhollows Barking , on the 9th of October , and taking thence two Perirwigs, a Beaver Hat, a pair of Breeches, two Velvet Caps, a Back-Sword, &c. and it appearing part of the Goods mentioned was taken about them at the Swan aforesaid, and they making but a slender defence, being no ways able to give any satisfactory account of themselves as to their Reputation, they were found joyntly and severally guilty of the Felony.
David Faulconer , was Tryed for stealing a Black Jack Tip'd with Silver, value 4 s. from Thomas Walker , on the 2d of September last. The Proof against him was, that he came into the house, and calling for Drink delayed the time under pretence of staying for a person he then Named, and taking has opportunity went off with the Jack, but being Apprehended, it was found in his Possession, and his Plea being that he was ignorant he had it, or he knew not what he did, the Jury found him guilty but to the value of 10 d.
Mary Tuft , was Tryed for stealing a Searge Petticoat, value 4 s. on the 26th of August last, from Philip Hardy , with whom the lived in the Nature of a Servant ; The Proof against her was, that upon her leaving her Service divers things were missing, and soon after the Petticoat found upon her, and she in her own defence, making only a faint dental, the Jury found her guilty yet only to the value of 10. d.
John Bishop , and James Harding , were Tryed for stealing three Neckcloaths, two Lac'd Caps, a Cravat, and other things of small value , from George Prudence of Stoke-Newington , on the 4th of October : The Proof was, that coming into the house of the Prosecutor, the Prisoners made a Quarrel, and in the Scuffle found means to carry off the Goods; but soon after upon their being Apprehended, part of them were found about Bishop, and about Harding Strings, a Pistol, &c. and both of them looked upon as Suspicious Persons, they were found guilty to the value of 10 d. each.
Richard Stanwick , of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was Tryed upon an Indictment of Felony and Burglary, for breaking the house of John Brade in the Night time, and taking thence on the 13th of September last, six pair of Stones, a piece of Embroidered Silk, several parcels of Lace and other goods, to the value of 5 l. The Proof against him was, that the same Night the Robbery was Committed, he was found at a very unseasonable time of Night trying on a pair of the Shooes in the Street; and upon further enquirie, the rest of the Goods found packed up behind him and it further appearing, that the house had been entred by breaking the Window, he was found guilty as said in the Indictment.
M - D - and Elizabeth Yates , of the Parish of Christ Church , were Tryed upon an Indictment for a Tresspass, in exchanging Broad Mony for that which was Clipped, and puting it away to the Encouragement of Clippers, at 2 s. in the pound advantage : Against whom the Proof was, that Yates had given 50 s. in Broad Mony for 55 that was Clipped to D - and both of them had confessed they had made their mutual advantage in that kind. There was likewise produced in Court about 50 s. in Clipped Monys taken from one of them, and they only pleading that the Prosecution was maliciously designed against them, to prevent the recovery of Monys due upon Bond from the most material of the Witnesses, the Jury found them guilty of the Trespass.
William Scot and John Savage , were Tryed for stealing four Shirts, one Smock, two Handkerchiefs and a Pinner , from John Wise , of the Parish of St. John Hackney , on the 6th of October : Upon Tryal it appeared against them, that the Cloaths hanging, upon the Line to dry, the Prisoners took them thence and fled, but being pursued, part of the things mentioned were found in Savage's Pocket, and the other being all a long in his Company, their pretence being only that they found them in a Hedge, they were both of them found guilty to the value of 10 d.
Jane Brown , was Tryed for stealing two Silver Tankards, value 12 l. a silver Boat, value 20 s. a silver Tumbler, value 30 s. a silver Salt, a Mustard Pot, two Spoons, a Porringer, a pair of Snuffers all of Silver, a Brass Snuff-Pan, a piece of Point, and three Cravats , from Elizabeth Hallis of the Savoy , on the 3d of October :
The proof against her was that she coming into the house of the Prosecutor to inquire for one Madam Jones, found an opportunity to take the plate and Goods, &c. in all to the value of 26 l. 12 s. and that in her flight she dropped the piece of Point, but being pursued, a person that accidentally justled against her found her out by the ratling of the Plate in her Coat, which upon her being brought back was taken from her, to which she pleaded that she was hired by a fine Gentlewoman in the Street, who had her to the house of the Prosecutor, and going up Stairs suddainly returned and brought her the Place and Goods mentioned, to carry for her, but her flight appearing, and that she endeavoured to escape outfo the Gate House in Mans Apparrel,
Thomazine Tally , and Sarah Charleton , the first as Principal, and the second as Accessary, were Tryed for breaking the house of Thomas Grimes of Spittle Fields , on the 20th of September last, and taking thence a silver Salt, four silver Spoons, and other Goods of value : Upon the Evidence it appeared, that the house was broken open and entred at a Casement, and the things mentioned with others of value taken thence, and that upon search a silver Salt, three silver Spoons, and other things of value were found at a Broakers in Petticoat lane, where the former of the Prisoners had disposed of them, as likewise that upon searching the house of the latter some things were found, and that she viz, Charleton, did acknowledge that Tally had brought divers Goods to her house , though not with her good likeing, or at least that she was ignorant, but that she came honestly by them, so that the Proof being slight against the latter, she was acquitted , but the former found guilty .
Thomazine Tally was a second time Indicted, for breaking the house of Thomas Mason of White-Chappel , on the 28th of September last, and taking thence by forcing the Bars out of the Window in the Night-time, &c. and taking thence Sheets, Shirts, Pillowbears, Napkins, and other Goods of the like kind, to a considerable value ; upon which Indictment it appeared that she had brought those Goods to a Broakers to sell or otherwise to dispose of, and was there Seized with them, to which she only pleaded they were given her; but being looked upon as a Notorious Pilferer, and no ways able to make it out, she was found guilty .
A third Indictment was prefered against her, for stealing at the same time a Shirt, the Goods of Robert Outry , value 2 s. 6 d. and the Proof being plain against her, she was found guilty of the Felony.
William Gardener , was Tryed for uttering false Mony knowingly, which was made of Brass and other counterfeit Mixtures ; against whom it appeared that he had often done it, and to make it more current or passible, rubed and and wash'd it, and he having nothing material to offer in his own behalf, the Jury found him guilty of the Trespass.
Roger Smithers , was Tryed for Coining and uttering false Farthings : The Proof against him was, that coming into an Ale-house, he called for a Pot of Drink, and gave in payment for it six counterfeit Farthings with two good ones, which being questioned by the man of the house, he proceeded to have him searched, when about him were found divers other false and Counterfeit, as likewise the Clipping of them, or over-pluss Meltings, which were together with the Counterfeits produced in Court, as likewise other Farthings that were found in his Lodging, to which he pleaded he found them to the quantity of 15 d. but having formerly acknowledged he took them in Southwark Fair, he was found guilty of the Trespass.
Mary Wotton , was Tryed for picking the Pocket of Peter Mingo , in the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 15th of August last of French Gold and Silver, to the value of 24 l. The Witness against her were Mingo and others, who deposed that she meeting him in Lambs-Conduit Fields, they went together, and there continued for some time in much familiarity, till such time as she found means to pick his Pocket and depart, but being in a few Weeks found out by the means of a Boy in Grays-Inn lane, who directed the Prosecutor to her Lodging, she confessed the Fact, and that it was her first of that Nature, but that she had distributed it to the Whores in the house, but upon Tryal she pleaded he had had much familiarity with her, and that inticing her to go with him to France, he had given it her with that consideration, but his possitive Testimony being otherwise, she was found guilty .
George Clark , was Tryed for stealing two Scarfs, a Meddal, and 5 l. 2 s. 6 d. from John Bacon of Thistleworth in the County of Middlesex, on the 1st of September last; The Proof against him was, that he Quartering at the house of the Prosecutor, took away the Mony and Goods out of a Chamber, and that being taxed with it, he had confessed it, and that he had spent and laid our part of the Mony at London upon divers necessaries; and it being further proved that the Meddal, &c. was found about him, he was found guilty of the Felony.
John Atkinson , was Tryed for stealing three Childrens Frocks and two Yards of Calico, value 7 s. from Thomas Sabb , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 10th of October : The Proof against him was, that upon taking the Goods being pursued, he droped part of them, and the rest upon search were found about him, to which he only pleading that he saw them by the Kennel, and so took them up, not knowing to whom they appertained, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Joseph Williams , was Tryed for stealing five Yards of silver Lace from John Ridgly , of the Parish of St. Edmund the King on the 9th of September last: The Proof against him was, that being seen to take it off the Stall, and instantly pursued it was taken upon him to which he pleaded he found it where it was droped, but giving no sufficient Testimony of himself, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.
Jane Ratford , of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was Tryed for stealing a pair of Sheets, three Shirts, a Smock, six Napkins, a Corner, a silver Grater, a pair of silver Buttons, a 5 s. piece of old Gold , from Sarah Campfield , on the 7th of September last, and upon Tryal it appeared against her, that she had sold part of the Goods to one Mrs. Cauthorne a Broaker Woman, and that a Shift of the Prosecutors was found, with the Mark cut out and very much altered amongst Linnen she had put out to wash, and she having nothing material to offer in her own behalf, nor able to give any sufficient Testimony of her good Life and Conversation, the Jury found her guilty of the Felony, though to the value of 9 s. only .
Cibile Jones , was Tryed for stealing twenty four Ounces of Rushia Beaver Wool, &c. from John Wilks , of the Parsh of St. Ann Black-Fryers , on the 10th of September last: The Proof against her was, that a parcel of the Wool produced likewise in Court, was upon her being suspected and searched, found about her, and she being charged with taking more, confessed she had so done, and that she had sold a parcel or two to a couple of Hatters in Bride-Lane but in Court she pleaded ignorance, alledging the knew nothing of the Matter, but the Proof as well by the Goods taken about her as by her own confession being plain, she was found guilty of the Felony to the value of 9 s.
S - W - alias P - was Indicted for stealing from the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Burlington , eight Damask Curtains, and other goods to a considerable value , but upon her Arrangement she pleading not Guilty, and no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .
Stephen Dagnal , was Tryed for Marrying one Sarah Fletcher at the Parish Church of St. Mary-Le-Boon, in the County of, Middlesex, on the 14th of January, 1684, and she being yet alive, Married one Debora Fell , at the Church of St. Catharines C leman-street , on the 9th of August , 1685 . The Evidence against him as to the first Marriage, was the Clerk of St. Mary-Le Byon and others, who deposed that the Marriage was Registered in that Church Book, and produced in Court a Copy of it, as likewise that he had lived with Sarah Fletcher as his Wife, and always owned her so in every Respect, &c. and the second Marriage being as plainly proved in the same manner and Circumstances, though upon his Arraignment he had denyed both Marriages, he was found guilty , &c.
William Leaver , was Tryed for a Trespass, for imposing a Cheat upon the Post master of the General Post Office , by bringing Letters as brought by Ships from Foreign parts by Masters of Ships, &c, and receive a Penny for each, when indeed they were no other than Blank Papers sealed up , and directed by Superscription to divers persons in sundry places of this Kingdom, against whom it appeared that he had imposed upwards of 100 upon the Office, and received Monys for them at the aforesaid Rate, but the fraud being found out, and he attempting to do the like again, by sending a Porter with another parcel of upwards 70 of the like pretended Letters, with Order to bring a Note or Mony for them, the Porter was stopped, who for his own safety, brought those that questioned him to the person, and the Hand Superscribing these, and the former appearing to be the same, and he having nothing to say for himself, but that they were delivered to him by one Grey to convey to the Post Office, he was found guilty .
John Lovewell, alias Cook , was again Indicted and Tryed, for stealing a silver Cup, value 35 s., a Ring, value 40 s. two silver Bouls, value 5 l., a silver Dish, value 3 l. four other Rings, three pieces of Coined Gold, and 100 l. 12 s. in Silver, from Thomas May , on the 5th of October , by breaking the house, &c. The Prisoner and three more having broken the house and entred the Chamber of the Prosecutor,
The Evidence against him was, that Mr. Austins coming through the Street in the dark, the Prisoner fell down in his way, and whilst he catched him by the Arm, and was endeavouring to take him up the Sword was taken from his Side, but it not being found with the Prisoner, nor any appearance he took it, though it was supposed a trick in him to fall down, the better to give his Comrade an opportunity to take it, he was acquitted .
Thomas Hincham , was Tryed for assaulting and Robbing Robert Cooper , one of the Sheriffs Officer s in West Smithfield , during the late Fair, and the Proof being plain against him, as also that he ment at the same time to make a Rescue, he was found guilty .
John Doble , was Tryed for breaking the Gaurd house by White-Hall , and taking thence 73 Guineas, three Jacobus pieces, eight half Guineas, 5 l. in Silver and a Purse, the Monys, &c. of Robert Shaw , on the 13th of July , about 11 at Night . The Proof against him was, that the house being entred at the top of the Garret Window, the next day a crop'd Hat was found in the Gutter, between the Tiles and known to be the Prisoners, who much frequented that place as a Black Guard Boy, he was sought after, and upon Notice that he was fled into the Country, pursued and taken with the Purse and thirty eight Guineas about him, and so brought up to London, but upon Tryal he denyed the Hat and Fact, and being asked how he came by the Guineas, he said he got them by Gaming with divers persons; but that being look'd upon as a frivelous pretence he was found guilty of the Burglary and Felony.
Ann Dey , was Tryed upon another Indictment as Accessary to Doble, in knowing him to have Committed the aforementioned Felony and Burglary, and afterward harbouring, comforting and maintaining him, &c.
The Proof against her was, that the Prosecutor knowing him to haunt her house or lodging, he upon discovery of the Robbery went thither in search of him and she accordingly promised to cause him to be Apprehended in twenty four hours, and so got the Warrant from the Prosecutor, yet when Doble came during the Prosecutors being there, she sent him away unknown to another house and immediately followed him, and made him sensible how he was discovered, and when he intreated her to conceal him shewing her his hand wherein he had been burnt, saying if he was taken he should be hang'd, and biding her keep fifteen Guineas she had of his and convert them to her own use; she not only Aquiessed but became instrumental in conveying him away, and she making but a slender defence most part of the Evidence against her, being according to her own confession, she was found guilty of the Indictment.
Simon Durrant , was Tryed for Killing Ann Sadler at Leather-sellers Hall , on the 9th of August last, by brusing, rowling and throwing down the said Sadler, of which she languished till the 3d of September and then dyed . The Proof was, that there being a Feast heald there that day and a Dancing Bout ensuing, whilst Durrant was Acting the Countryman, Ann Sadler came in to call her Mistresses Son from thence, when upon intimation Durrant caught hold of her and obliged her to Dance, which she did for almost a quarter of an hour, and then she being about to make her escape from him, he pursued her and puling her back by force threw her down, and tumbled with her over and over; so that being bruised thereby, she went home and sickned and languishing to the day aforesaid, dyed, to which he plaaded that her Dancing was with her own consent and as for the rest it was but a Frolick, and he intended no harm and bringing credible persons to testifie it, and that he laid her down very easily, and further, it appearing upon the Testimony of two Chirurgeons that she dyed not by any Bruise thereby occasioned, he was acquitted , as also upon the Coroners inquisition for Manslaughter.
Richard Boile , was Tryed for Marrying one Loveday Billing , at a place called Wainstead, on the 5th of August, 1685, and she being yet alive, Married one Susannah Moise , the 29th of Janu. 1687 at Dukes Place . As for the second Marriage he owned it, but denyed the first, whereupon the Witnesses were sworn for the King, who gave Evidence that the Prisoner had a long time Courted Billing, and that he had used Endeavours to get her Father's Consent to Marry her, but he being Averse to it, the Prisoner had confessed he had Married her privately, and was Married by one Usher an Irish Minister, and further that he had lived with her in Lodgings as her Husband, publickly owning her to be his Wife, had a Child by her, and in his Letters to her Father, some of which were produced in Court, he had subscribed himself his dutiful Son, and executed Conveyances with her Name in them as his Wife, and his own Witnesses proving that he offer'd her mony to disclaim the marriage that instruments purposing a disclaim of the marriage were desired to be sign'd by her, which she refused, with many other Circumstances in Words and Writing, and he only insisting that there was no Certificate appeared, or any person who Married them, or saw them Married, to give Testimony against them, he was upon the many probable Circumstances and his own former Confession of the first Marriage. &c. found guilty of the Felony.
The Tryals being over, the Court Proceeded to Judgment.
Burnt in the Hand Six, viz.
Ordered to be Transported Three, viz.
The Persons that Received Sentence of Death. were Nine, viz.
The Persons to be Whip'd were Twelve, viz. James Low, John Bishop , James Harding , Thomas Waters , John Atkinson , Will. Summers, Will. Scot, John Savage , Joseph Williams , Mary Tuft , Mary Bartlet and A - S -
William Leaner Fin'd done Mark and to stand in the Pillory; Convicted of puting a Cheat upon the Post Office.
M - D - and Eliz. Yates, Fined each 20 Mark, Convicted of puting away Clip'd Mony, &c.