And Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held for the City of London and County of Middlesex, At Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAYLY,
Began on Thursday the 16th of May, 1689.
And in the First Year of Their Majesties Reign.
THE Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, the 16th of May, 1689. Before the Right Honorable Sir Thomas Pilkington Kt. Lord Mayor of London, the Lord Chief Justice Holt, the Lord Chief Justice Pollexsen, Mr. Recorder, with several others of Their Majesties Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex. The Jurors were as follow:
After the Court had been a little time set, a Messenger appeared in Court, presenting the Court with a Writ from the High Court of Parliament, having the King and Queen's Broad Seal affixed, for the taking off the Attainder of High Treason against the Right Honourable William Lord Russel; which the Court did accept of, and accordingly it was immediately taken off.
The Proceedings were these:
Jacob Turner of the Parish of St. Botolphs Bishopsgate , was Indicted and Tryed for the Murder of his Wife Mary Turner , giving her one mortal Wound upon her Back of the depth of 3 Inches, on the 2d day of January last, of which She died on the 16th day of the same . The Evidence against him declared, That he fell upon his Wife in a very outragious manner, and gave her the aforesaid wound. And that She declared upon her Death-Bed, that her Husband gave her the wound with the Knife in her back. And that when he was taken, he gave very ill Language to those about him, and said that he was not sorry, because he had a design to murder her for about these Six years and acknowledged before the Justice that he struck her with a Knife, which was produced in Court. All which was proved by very concurring Evidence. And that the Prisoner said he knew not what he did being not himself, with several other feigned Stories and Insinuations, how that the Surgeon was not careful of her wounds. All which prevailed but little on his side; so, after a full hearing on both sides, he was found guilty of wilful Murder.
Charles Hughes was Indicted for Feloniously and Wilfully Murdering his Wife one Susannah Hughes , giving her one mortal wound near the Right Pap on the 2d of March last, with a Pistol, of the breadth of a quarter of an Inch, and of the depth of 4 Inches, of which She died on the 7th Instant . The Evidence was very clear against him, and declared, That he shot off the Pistol in the Passage between the Temple and White-Fryars, and that the Woman said that the Prisoner was her Husband, and had gave her the wound aforesaid. And he being asked the Reason why he shot at his Wife, he answered, because she gave him very abusive language, which he was not able to bear. But upon his Tryal made a very plausible Defence, but very little material, only said, that his Wife called him Highway-man, and then he shot off his Pistol, but said withal he shot it against the ground. All which did not satisfie the Court, but he was at last found guilty of wilful Murder also.
Charles Walsingham Gent. was Indicted for Killing one Mr. Carr in the Parish of St. Michael Cornhill , on the 28th of December last past; giving the said Mr. Carr several Mortal Bruises about his Head, Back, and Breast, but especially upon the Head of him the said Mr. Carr, which were believed to be Mortal by the Surgeon, who declared, That there was Coagulated Blood settled between the Skull and the Dure Matur: Which Contused Blood was the occasion of the Patient's Death . The Sequel of the Story in short was thus; The Prisoner and the Deceased, with some others in their Company, were Drinking at the Sun Tavern behind the Exchange, and there stayed pretty late, till at last the Prisoner desired to go to his Lodgings, being a Captain , and having raw Souldiers under his Command; but Mr. Carr being very desirous of the Prisoners Company, told him, He should Lodge with him that Night, which afterwards the Prisoner seemed to consent to, and when they were entred Mr. Carr's House, the Candle happened to go out; at which the Prisoner grew inraged, being in the dark, and would be gone, saying, That he would kill the next Man he met, or words to that Effect: But the Door being shot and fast lockt, he drew his Sword, and fell upon the said Carr, and another person, Wounding them sorely. The Prisoner said upon his Tryal, That he did strike the said Carr with the Pummel of his Sword, being afraid what Mischief might be done to him in the Dark, and said, he design'd to hurt no Man. They were lookt upon to be much in Drink by the Court: so upon the Conclusion, he was found Guilty of Manslaughter only .
John Anderson was Indicted for Marrying Two Wives viz. One Dianah Lymeburne , and one Jane Stanley, alias Stavely : But the Evidence being not able to prove the Matter of Fact against the Prisoner, he was Acquitted by the Jury.
Henry Lotman Gent. and Hermond Croyver a Dutch Souldier , were both Indicted and Tryed for the Murther of one Even Davis a Chair man : Lotman as principal, and Croyver as accessary . It happened that some Dutchmen met with the Prisoner Lotman in the street, and fell upon him with naked Swords. Croyver being the first Man that made the Assault upon the Prisoner, Lotman giving the said Davis one mortal wound of the depth of about an Inch; of which he instantly died. It appeared further, That the said Davis came into the Assistance of the said Lotman, and in the midst of the Scuffle, lost his Life. The Prisoner Lotman excused himself what he could, and called several Witnesses: Who deposed, That three or four Dutchmen met him and fell upon him in the Street as aforesaid; but no Evidence was produc'd to prove
Samuel Hall was Indicted for stealing a Silk Petticoat value 12 s. from Andrew Meredith of the Parish of Stepney , on the 12th of December last; but no Evidence appearing against him, he was Acquitted .
John Turpin a Notorious Pick Pocket, and Light finger'd Youth , yet very Young, was Indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of one Mr. Andrew Banfeild , on the 19th day of April last, between the hours of 2 and 3 in the afternoon, and taking away one Gold Tooth-picker, value 8 l. Eight Silver Spoons, value 3 l. a Salt, value 5 s. One Silver Cup, value 8 s. One Pepper Box, value 25 s. and several other Goods and Plate tied up in a Pillowber, all to the value of about 17 l. The Evidence deposed, That the Plate, at least some of it was found about the Prisoner, which he was not able to deny, only said, He found it in the High-way: So was found Guilty of the Felony, but Acquitted of the Burglary .
Thomas Alcroft of the Parish of St. James's, Westminster , Gent. was Indicted for killing one Mr. Clement Pomfret on the 20th of March last, with a Sword value 5 s. giving him one mortal wound of the depth of 5 Inches . Upon the Evidence it appeared thus, That as they were drinking in a Tavern, the said Pomfret began a Health, (saying, Here is a Health to King James II . and he is a Son of a Whore that will not pledge it) or words to that effect. Upon which a farther Quarrel arose, and the Prisoner endeavoured to perswade Mr. Pomfret not to drink the Health. So their Swords were both drawn, and when the Drawers came up, both their Swords were upon the ground; and Mr. Pomfret holding his hand upon his Belly, cryed out, He was wounded; saying, That this Mischief came to him by his own seeking, &c. The Surgeon evidenced, that Pomfret was very much in drink, and that the wound was mortal, and the occasion of his death and that the Prisoner gave him the wound. The Prisoner said that he did not know the deceased, but hapned into his Company, and the deceased drank the Health that he denied it, and would not drink, upon which they quarrelled, but he knew nothing how he came to his death, and called some Witnesses on his side; So upon a full Hearing he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .
Charles Man and Mary Man his Wife , were both Tryed for the Murther of one Jacob Mack-wart a Dutchman, on the 2d of May last . Upon the Tryal it appeared, That 2 or 3 Dutchmen went into a House in St. Ann's Parish in Westminster , supposed and reputed to be an Evil House, and the Deceased was turned out of Doors by the Prisoner and some others in the House; but it did not appear that the Woman was there, yet the said Mark wart was presently killed in the Entry. Man, the Prisoner said, He was seiz'd by the Dutchmen first, and that he knew nothing how the Deceased came by his Death, and there being no Evidence positively against them, they were both Acquitted .
Jane Feild of the Parish of St. Stephen Coleman-street , was Tryed for Feloniously taking from Mrs. Rebeccah Dorrington two Silver Cups value 3 l. 2 Silver Poringers value 3 l. and 2 Spoons value 8 s. The Goods of one Mrs. Dorrington abovesaid. It appeared the Prisoner was a kind of a Chair-woman to Mrs. Darrington, and so took her opportunity to take away the Plate, which was found by the Constable by the Prisoner's Direction; and the Prisoner deny'd it, yet the Evidence being clear, she was found Guilty of Felony.
George Darrycoat and George Stue was Indicted for taking away Feloniously from Jeremy Dod , one Silver Tankard value 5 l. on the first of May . He came into Mr. Dod's House with another Person attending on him, who he said was his Man; and after a little time took away the Tankard, and left a Pewter one in the stead thereof; which was Sworn home upon him, whereupon he was found Guilty . And Stue Pleaded Guilty upon the Arraignment.
Katharine White, alias Whitewood , and Elizabeth Read , were Tryed for stealing a piece of Silk, being about 14 yards, value 5 l. from Mr. Tamerlain Rufford . The Evidence was, Mr. Rufford and his Wife, who said, That the Prisoners came into his Shop, and bought some Silk, and took away one piece too much, which was found under the Coats of the said White : But there was none found in the Custody of Read. They both stifly denied the Fact, yet they were lookt upon to be Idle House-wives. White was found Guilty , and Read was discharged .
Ellis Skynner was Arraigned and Tryed for the Murther of one Thomas Green , with a Musquet laden with Bullets, giving him a mortal Wound of the depth of six Inches : But forasmuch as the Prisoner did not know that it was charged, the Piece going off when he was mending of it (he being a Gunsmith :) so the Jury Immediately Acquitted him.
Edward Robinson , of the Parish of St. Andrews Wardrobe , was tryed for Feloniously stealing from one James Simonsons , and others, on the 5th of February last, 40 Diaper Napkins value 3 l. 2 Table Cloaths 8 s. 4 pair of flaxen Sheets 40 s. 2 Napkins value 2 s. 5 pair of Holland Sheets value 5 l. 12 other Napkins value 10 s. 4 Towels 8 s. 3 Silver Spoons, and several other small Goods . The Evidence against him declared, That the Goods were found in the Prisoner's Custody, and that the Prisoner hired a Carman to carry them to the Baker and Basket in cloth Fair for half a crown; but the Prisoner made the Carman stay 3 or 4 hours before he came to him and the Prisoner could give no account how he came by them: But no proof appeared against him that he broke the house, neither was it laid Burglary in the Indictment, so he was acquitted .
Mary Mullinax Indicted for stealing 28 yards of linen Cloth value 13 s. from Joseph Davis in the month of April last. It appeared that she went with another Woman, pretending to buy some Callico, and so took away the Cloth. which when she was pursued, it was found upon her, which she did flatly deny; but she was known to have been an old Practitioner in the Art of Legerdemain, so She was found Guilty of Felony.
Henry Roberts , Richard Bowen , Thomas Barloe , and Thomas Newman , were all Four Indicted together for stealing a Silver Tankard on the 8th of December last, value 5 l. from one Richard Twigg of the Parish of St. Botolphs Bishopsgate . The Evidence deposed, That they came into the house and called for Drink, and so took away the Tankard. The Evidence could not fasten the Felony in particular on any of them only Roberts was lookt upon to be the most suspicious person among them, for that he came into the other three Prisoners Company being a stranger to them, and Roberts owned when he was taken (to the Constable) that he had pawn'd the Tankard; yet, upon his Tryal he denied it, and the other three were Neighbors to the Prosecutor, and therefore the Court gave the more favourable Report to the Jury of them: So Roberts was found guilty , and the other three were acquitted .
George Russel an Ancient Man of 86 Years of Age, was Tryed for killing one John Fairbeard in the Parish of St. Paul's Covent Garden ; giving him a mortal Wound in his left Shoulder, of the depth of 6 Inches, of which he languished and died within 7 Weeks after. The Evidence was numerous against him, who agreed in their Depositions: How that the Prisoner came to the house of the deceased, and called for Drink, and had some Women in his Company; at last there was a Groat to pay, which Russel the Prisoner refused to pay, giving the said Fairbeard very ill Language. The said Fairbeard deceased took off his Hat for the Reckoning: Upon which the said Russel pulled a great Pocket Knife out of his Sheath, and Stabbed him in the Shoulder, as aforesaid, which was proved by the Evidence on the King's side. The Prisoner said he drew out his Knife, but he did not know how the deceased came to fall upon his Knife, and had no Witnesses to call on his behalf, yet the Gentlemen of the Jury were pleased to commiserate him being very old: And gave in thier Verdict Guilty only of Manslaughter .
Ann Harris a Notorious Shop lifter, was Tryed for stealing 4 yards of broad Silver Lace, value 50 s. The Goods of Benjamin Wood , on the 14th day of May . It appeared that she came into Mr. Wood's Shop and cheapned some Lace, and Juggled away the piece of Lace , and being pursued, she dropt it in the next Shop where she ran in for Shelter; She denied it, but she was known to be an old Offender, and used several Evasions whereby to extenuate her Crime, but to no effect, for the Jury found her Guilty .
Francis Shooter and Wyne Drury were both Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard value 6 l. the Goods of one John Stanton in the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn . Upon the Evidence it appeared, That the Prisoners came into Stanton's House and called for Drink and Tobacco, and while the Maid of the House was gone out into the Yard, and the House being empty, they slipt away with the Tankard; but no Evidence appeared that see them take it away. Drury called a Witness to prove that he was in another place when the Tankard was alledged to be stole. So upon the whole Matter they were both Acquitted .
Mary Hunter was Tryed for stealing one Silver Spoon value 10 s. and a Set of old Curtains value 10 s. The Goods of Edward Bowter . The Robbery was done on the 5th of March , at which time the Prisoner was sent to Mr. Bowter; but there was no Evidence that could Swear positively that she had the Goods. And so she was discharged .
Mary Davis Indicted for Feloniously taking away from one Francis Elican , on the 8th of January , one Silver Tankard value 10 l. one Kan value 20 s. and some Spoons of small value . The Evidence proved, That she tookaway the Goods and had sold it to a Goldsmith in Cheapside, which she confessed in Bridewel.
She was a second time Indicted for stealing 7 l. from Richard Luffe , which the Prisoner also confessed when she was found in Bridewel, as abovesaid; but she denied all upon her Tryal, yet she was found Guilty of both Indictments.
Elizabeth Laureson of St. Michael Cornhil , was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 4 l. The Matter was thus, On the 11th of January last, the Tankard was taken off the Bar in the House, but the Prisoner said she knew nothing how it was taken away; and no positive Proof appearing against her, she was discharged .
Elizabeth Bradshaw of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was Tryed for Felony, in Robbing John Frost of one Serge Mantle value 8 s. two Blankets 5 s. one Crape Gown value 10 s. one Gown value 6 s. And several other Goods of small value . It appeared, that the Prisoner was enticed to steal the Goods by oneAlice Ashby ; who appeared in Court, and was taken into Custody, in order to be Tryed, as an accessary: So the said Bradshaw was found Guilty only to the value of 9 s.
Peter Mansfield and John Bruff , were Tryed for stealing 2000 l. weight of old Nets value 3 l. and 2000 l. weight of old, Ropes called old Stuff. The Evidence proved it, That Mansfield had the Goods: But the Boy Bruff knew nothing of it, so he was Acquitted , but the other, Mansfield, was found Guilty of the Felony.
John Barret was Tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the house of John Cox in St. Thomas Apostles . For Felony, in stealing a Silver Tankard value 5 l. from one William Newell in Bone lane . Cox's house was broke, but it did not appear that he entered into the house, so the Jury acquitted him of that Charge.
As for the stealing of the Tankard, it was thus: He came into the house of Mr. Newel with another person, and so took it away, which the Prisoner confessed when he was taken, but denied both the Indictments, saying, That he was never in Newel's House. But it was proved that he had the Tankard when the Watch took him, and that he confessed he sold it for 20 s. yet he denied it upon his Tryal, and could call no Witnesses to prove his Allegations, so he was brought in guilty of Felony.
Margaret Heretage was Tryed for stealing several small Goods from one Mr. Clarke in the Parish of St. Hellens within Bishopsgate , about the 9th of November last, viz. one Shift value 3 s. 3 Aprons 3 s. 2 Holland Coives &c. all about 30 s. value . The Evidence was Clarke and his Wife, who said that the Prisoner was their Servant , and they found the Goods in her Trunk, but the Trunk was not lockt. It appeared further, that the Prisoner had been in Bridewel, and was looked upon to be an idle Woman; yet no positive proof coming against her, she was acquitted .
Edward Knowles was Indicted for stealing two brass Sconces from Esquire Neale on the 14th of December last. The Evidence said, that the Prisoner was found offering them to Sale, and that the Goods were taken out of the King's Privy Chamber. The Prisoner denied, and said he found them, and there was no Evidence to prove to the contrary, so he was discharged by the Jury.
Almond Marsman a Dutchman and Serjeant , of Islington Parish , was Indicted for the Murder of one John Harwood on the 27th of December last, giving him a wound 6 Inches deep on the left part of his body, which was flatly sworn against him by the King's Evidence, that he gave 3 several pushes at the deceased before he wounded him . It did not appear that Harwood struck the Prisoner, although he had a pair of Fire-Tongs in his hand. And no premeditated Malice was proved, for that they had been very familiar together. The Surgeon said, that the wound was the occasion of his death. All which was signified to the Prisoner by an Interpreter, who declared, that what he did was in his own defence, and called 2 or 3 Dutch Soldiers, who could not charge him that he began the Quarrel: so upon the whole he was found guilty of Manslaughter .
John Stanninot , and Thomas Newton of St. Andrews Parish , were both tryed for the Murder of Thomas Davis a Brewer's Servant , in giving him several bruises upon the right Eye of him the said Davis, Breast and Members, &c. of which he languished from the 7th day of November , until the both of January, and then died . The Evidence in the general was, that the deceased and the Prisoners were drinking together late at Night in Mr. Stanninot's House, where a Quarrel arose about a Health to King James, and the Prince of Wales upon which they quarrelled further, and fell to blows. But the Evidence did not prove that the said Davis dyed of the Bruises, but the Surgeon said he believed that he dyed a natural death for that there was no Fractures found in the head, only a Coagulation or setling of Blood in his privy Parts. So they were both acquitted .
Charles Lee was Indicted for a Highway-man, in setting upon one Thomas Trot in the King's Highway, forcing him with Pistol to deliver his Mony , which was done on the 5th of February last. The Money was four Pieces of Gold, value all about 5 l. a Sword value 8 s. and a Belt 6 d. All which was very plainly proved against him, and he was not able to deny it. So he was found Guilty of Felony.
Martin Powel Gent. of St. Andrews Holborn , was Tryed for Feloniously and Wilfully Murthering (with a Rapier value 5 s.) Thomas Ward , giving him one Morral Wound near his left Pap. of the depth of 4 Inches, of which he died on the 6th instant . Upon the Evidence it was declared, That the Prisoner met with the deceased in the Night time amongst others, where was a Quarrel about some Women, and in the midst of it Ward lost his Life the Prisoner's Sword was Bloody, which was produced in Court, but it was alledged that the deceased was Wounded before Powel was ingaged in the Quarrel, and that he was abused and urged draw his Sword, which was Witnessed by some whom the Pris called: But Powel's Sword, as before was found bloody in hand, and that Ward did say before his Death, That Powel give him the Wound. Yet the Evidence against him was strenuous enough to fix it upon him: So was found Guilty of M slaughter only .
Roger Leadman of the Parish of St. Mary Le Bone , Gent. Indicted for the Murther of John Stafford Gent. giving a mo Wound of the depth of 3 Inches , on the 27th day of March It appeared that being at a Tavern, a Quarrel arose about Government, and they Challenged each other into the Field, there Fought, in which Mr. Stafford was killed. But it fart was deposed, That they had been intimate Friends before, what he did was in his own defence, rather than any premed ted Malice; So upon a full hearing, he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .
John Franks of St. Mary Whitechapel , was Indicted for killing Mr. Robinson a Pilot belonging to Dover . It appeared that Robinson came to Whitehall to go into the Guard Room, and Prisoner interposed and put him back, and struck him over Head with his Halbert. It appeared likewise that the decea was very Rude, and made two several Assaults upon the Guar and besides struck a Grand-child of the Lord Grandersons near Privy-Chamber; and called them Papists Rogues. There w several Witnesses on both sides, but upon the whole he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .
William Bradey of St. Mary Le Bone in the County of Middlesex was Indicted for the Murther of one Thomas Scrivenor , the 2d day of January , in the Third Year of King James the Second, Wounding him in the left part of his Belly, 3 Inches deep, of which died the 4th instant . The Evidence deposed. That the Prison met the said Scrivenor in the High way and drew his Sword, a Swore, God Damn you, if you do not stand, I'le stab you; and it was deposed, That Scrivenor had a Wound in his Groyn, of which bled inwardly, the Blood being coagulated in his Body. But Prisoner called one Witness, who said that the deceased declare before his Death, that his Wound was not the occasion of his death, but rather by drinking of stale Beer, and that it came his own seeking. So the Prisoner was found Guilty of Manslaughter .
Joshua Salter was Tryed for Shooting of one John Tinson with Gun value 2 s. 6 d. There was no Evidence against him, but his own Confession, which was that in the time when the Alaru was of the Irishmen rising in December last, the Prison was upon the Watch with his Gun in his hand and the sai Tynson came by him in the dark, and would not speak. Whereupon the said Salter thought him to be an Irishman, or one who designe some harm to the Country; so was put in fear, and discharge his Gun and killed him. He was brought in Guilty of Manslaughter .
Ambrose Holland was Indicted for Robbing one Mr. Sewell on the High-way, about Putney Heath , of a Gold Watch, value 10 l. and a Seal . Mr. Sewell said, That there were two Men upon him in the Road, but he could not Swear positively that he was the Person that Robbed him, yet the Watch was found about Prisoner. The Prisoner called some Witnesses on his side to prove that he bought the Watch in Fleet-street of one Buckle wh is not yet taken, who Lodges in White Fryers. So he was Acquitted .
Lancelot Thornhill of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Tryed for Robbing one Mrs. Thorne at the Globe Tavern in Holbourn , of 2 silver, Tankards value 15 l. one, the Prisoner let home by his Wife to Mrs. Thorne and the other he to a Goldsmith, where he was apprehended, and carried before a Justice. The Prisoner said he did not steal the Tankards himself, but laid it upon another person that was fled; but at knowledged that he sold the Tankard to the Goldsmith f 6 l. 17 s. and 6 d. and that he did not know they were stolen yet he was found guilty .
Mary Meeres and Susannah Vicars were both Indicted for Robbing one Richard Goozey of one Ruff value 8 s. 3 Sheets value 6 s. one Skillet value 2 s. one smoothing Iron, and several other Goods of small value , on the 25th of January . The Prisoner came to take Lodging at the Prosecutor's House, and after she had lodged there about a month, gave him the slip and too away the Goods abovesaid, so were found guilty of taking the Goods only .
Elizabeth Slaughter Tryed for stealing in Pinners value 8. 2 Hoods 20 d. 3 Neckcloths 18 d. 2 pair of Mens Gloves value 5 s. 1 Frock value 3 s. the Goods of one Mr. Thomas she was seen in company with a Man who carried the Trunk along th street on the 22d of February last, which Trunk was found in he house. The Prisoner said she found the Trunk in the Kennel an tumbled over it, which she called several Witnesses to prove, and none of the Goods of the Prosecutor were found in the Trunk but some other sorts of a very small value. So the was acquitted .
Esquire Page s House at Uxenden in row Parish, at aforesaid, about 10 a clock at night, on the day of January last, and broke open the Closets and Trunks b a Hatcher, which was produced in Court, having first bound he People and Servants in the House. The Goods were these: pair of Buttons value 10 s. some Pistols value 5 l. 1 s. Silver tons value 6 l. one Gold Watch value 6 l. a Candlesticks ue 40 s. a Medal value 8 l. a Silver Chafindish 40 s. another s. 20 Gold Rings value 10 l. and 4 other Gold Rings, and ers other Goods of considerable value, besides several Gui s, and 55 l. in Money, &c. It did appear upon the Evidence, he was one of the Company, and had several Guinea's and old Watch, which was owned to be one Mrs. Cuttr's, one of the nily, all which he could not much deny. And the Witnesses ore positively that he was one of them, although the Prisoner uld fain have incensed the Court, that the Money and Watch s given him by some other persons: so he was found Guilty Felony and Burglary.
William Darsey , Sarah Tayler , and Dorothy Horton , were all three dicted, Darsey as Principal, and the others as Accessaries, for Murder of one Thomas Lepper on the 31st of January last with Rapier, value 4 s. giving him a moral wound near to his left Pap, the depth of 6 Inches, of which he died instantly . It hapned us, the Prisoners being in a reputed Bawdy-House in Rose street at Long-Acre , kept by the Prisoner Taylor, the deceased was ere, and was killed in the House, and Darsey owned the Sword, d had threatned Lepper that he would kill him whenever he d him in Tayler's House, as was alledged by the said Lepper's life: But no one swore that any of the Prisoners were seen to ll Lepper. Taylor went out with Lepper, and immediately he was lled. Taylor the Prisoner made a very weak Defence, and could ot tell what to say, but went from one story to another, only at st declar'd, that she knew nothing of his death, nor how he me to be killed, neither could she be persuaded to confess any ing. Darsey said he was not there when the Murder was committed, and called some Witness to prove it; the Murder was one between 6 and 7 a clock in the Evening, and he was in another place at that time, as the Witnesses on his side did testifie to the Court. So after a full and large Hearing, they were all acquitted . There was no Evidence at all appeared against the said rton.
Henry Smith was Indicated for stealing 81 Saddle-Trees, and some Whips , on the 22d of April . The Evidence proved that he was found selling of some of the Saddle-Trees in Bishopsgate street, nd in Southwark, &c. All which was fully sworn against him: et the Prisoner denied it, and said he bought them at Queenhithe ut could not prove it. So he was found Guilty .
Dorothy Duaring was Tryed for Feloniously taking away from John Stratford of the Parish of St. Edward the king, one Peticoat value 10 s. one other Coat 30 s. 6 Holland Pillowbers, one Silk carf, one pair of Gloves, a Knife tipt with Silver, and divers other Goods of good value . It appeared that the Prisoner was Servant to Stratford, and while her Mistress was abroad, she ifled the House, and some of the Goods were found upon her, viz. a Hood upon her Head. The Prisoner said that she took no Goods from her Mistress, She was acquitted .
J - -S was Tryed for stealing on the 10th of May , a Silver Cap 50 s. value, one Porringer 20 s. 2 other small Cups 50 s. 4 Guinea's, and 16 l. in Silver . The Evidence could not charge it home upon the Prisoner, for that nothing was found in his Custody. And the Prisoner called some Witness, who gave account, that he had always been of good Reputation, but on the other hand the Constable allowed the Prisoner to go to his Chest, before the Prosecutor saw the Chest, for which the constable was much blamed by the Court. So he was discharged .
Dorothy Coving Tryed for stealing a silver Tobacco Box, value 20 s. and 15 s. in money , from Edward Hampsted . There was no Evidence but Hampsted, who could not swear positively against her, and She denied it; the Jury acquitted her.
Robert Clark was Tryed for a Robbery in stealing a half hundred Iron weights worth 10 s. on the 25th day of March last. The Prisoner said that he found the weights in the Rubbish at Wapping, and the Prosecutor owned the weights to be his, and had them restored. So the Jury acquitted him.
Elisha Puppey , aged 16 years, was Indicted for Robbing one Thomas Webb of a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. Webb said, that about a quarter of a year after he had lost his Tankard, the Prisoner came to his house, and told him that he stole it; the Prisoner could not deny it in Court, yet the Jury were so merciful as to acquit him.
Ann Davis Indicted for two several Felonies, viz. for Robbing Thomas Lawrence , and one John West of 3 Peticoasts value 10 s. 3 Coives 3 s. Diaper Napkins 3 s one Looking Glass value 10 s. one Shirt value 2 s. with divers other small Goods of little value , some of which were upon the Prisoner when she was apprehended. The Evidence further said, That their House were both broke open whilest they were abroad at work, and the Goods were found in her Custody, as was clearly proved upon the Prisoner, which She could not contrariwise prove. She called a Witness or two to prove that she bought the Goods, some at Bristol, and others at the sign of the White-Horse in Bedlam; so being found in several stories, She was found Guilty .
Henry Lofters Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard value 4 s. from Mr. Holman of St. Mary Hill . It was evidenced against her thus, That the Prisoner was drinking in a Room in company with another man, and he went away, and left the Tankard in the Prisoner's custody, but the Prisoner said he knew nothing of the stealing of the Tankard. The Prisoner called several who proved his Reputation to have been very honest and faithful, he was discharged .
Rowland St. John Gent. of St. Clement Danes , was Tryed for killing one John Rich a Footman on the 13th of May , with a Rapier value 5 s. giving him one mortal wound near the left Pap, of the depth of 8 Inches, of which he died . It appeared that the said Rich met with the Prisoner in the Strand , and afterwards Rich struck him 4 or 5 Blows with a Stick or Club, before the Prisoner drew his Sword, and that the said Rich having stunned the Prisoner, he came upon him again, and fell upon the Prisoner's Sword, as he held up the Sword in his own defence, and presently Rich fell down dead. All this was proved by several Witnesses against the Prisoner, but no Witness was produced that could prove that the Prisoner gave the said Rich any manner of provocation. So upon the whole the Jury found it Special, and that he killed the said Rich, but it was in defence of himself .
Charles Walsingham Gent. was a second time Indicted for the Murder of John Stoner Gent. on the 29th of March last, with a Rapier value 5 s. giving him a mortal wound upon the left part of his Belly 6 Inches deep . The Evidence deposed that about one a clock in the morning the two Prisoners came into Drury lane in a Coach, and there fought, and the Prisoner wounded Mr. Stoner. It was further testified also, That Mr. Stoner had no Sword, nor other Weapon. And Mr. Walsingham said before the Surgeon, That if he lived he must pay for the Care; if he died, he must suffer for it, &c. and Mr. Stoner said, That Mr. Walsingham had given him the Wound. The Prisoner said in his defence, That Mr. Stoner and some others persued him in Drury-lane, and gave him very ill Language, calling of him Coward, &c. And that he did not draw his Sword first, and that he pulled him by the hair of the Head, and then fell upon his sword. He called some Evidence, who said that the Deceased was full of Drink, and did not know that he gave him any Affront, only pulled his hair, after Mr. Walsingham had draw his sword in his own Defence. But it further appeared, That he drew upon a Naked Man, which was looked upon by the Court to be a most desperate and wilful Act in the Prisoner, and beneath a Gentleman. So after a distinct Hearing on both sides, the Court directed the Jury to be very careful in their Verdict, and left it to their own Consciences, &c. after which they found him Guilty of wilful Murder.
Charles Walsingham was a third time Indicted, for killing John Harbin Gent. giving him one mortal wound of the depth of 6 Inches, under his right Arm-hole, of which he instantly died . Upon the Evidence he appeared, That on the 28th day of May 1688, the Prisoner and the Deceased went abroad in a Coach together, and Mr Harbin returned in about an hour and an half after alone, and was much wounded, as aforesaid, and the Surgeon swore he died immediately after he had drest his wound. It was further declared by very credible Evidence, that the Prisoner had received great Abuses while they went abroad in the Coach, and when they came to Hide Park , they drew upon each other, and the Prisoner gave him his Life and his Sword, for that he the deceased had struck him twice, and then he gave him the Thrust. This was confessed by the Prisoner before the King's Coroner, and this was lookt upon to be a grudge between them, because of the precedent Quarrel going to Hide Park. It appeared further, that Mr. Harbin gave the Prisoner very abusive Language, calling him Rogue, and very infamous Titles, and urged him to fight him, This was evidenced by the Witness on the Prisoner's side, how that they quarrelled about the Coach, it was in the Night-time about 10 a clock, and there was wounds on both sides. So after the Court had well weighed the whole course of the Evidence on both sides to the Jury, he was found Guilty of Manslaughter
John Clark was Indicted for dangerously wounding one John Nelson , but upon his Arraignment he pleaded Guilty to the Indictment; for which Trespass and Misdemeanor the Court Fined him only Ten Groats , he being a very poor Man.
Christopher Ashley was Indicted for stealing a brown Gelding price 10 l. from one Thomas Whittear of Tosseter in Northamptonshire, on the 30th day of October last. The Evidence swore that the Prisoner had confessed it whilest he was in the Poultry Compter, and that he took away the Horse instead of his own; the Horse was brought to the Castle-Inn in Woodstreet, as was evidenced by the Ostler, and that the Owner of the Horse had his Horse again. The Prisoner was likewise charged with a Tankard that he stole at Tosseter, and had no Evidence on his side. So being an old Offender, he was found Guilty .
Samuel Knightly and Thomas Emmerson were Indicted for a Misdemeanor, in dangerously wounding one Richard Hawkins . The Evidence proved that the said Knightly strock Hawkins first, whil'st he endeavoured to part them as they were fighting. The Prisoners both complained that their Heads were broke, and received much Abuse as they were parting some Dutchmen that were Fighting. So the Jury found them both Guilty of the Trespass.
C - A Esquire , Indicted for the Murder of Walter Littleton Esq ; on the 17th day of May 1689. giving him a mortal wound upon the Breast of the depth of 6 Inches . The Evidence for the King deposed. That the Prisoner, and the said Mr. Littleton, and another; were drinking in a Tavern near Charing cross, where a Quarrel arose about Mr. Littletons leaving the Regiment, and afterwards they went into the Street, and Major Littleton drew his Sword first, and then Mr. A - endeavoured to put by his Pass: But after Mr. Littleton was killed, which Mr. A - did not deny when he was apprehended, there was no Malice proved to have been between them. So he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .
Edward Wood of St. Clements Danes was Tryed for killing one Edward Bradshaw with a Musquet value 2 s. 6 d. shooting him into the Belly with a leaden Bullet, giving him one mortal wound of the depth of 6 Inches . It was sworn that Bradshaw was upon a House at work, and the Prisoner was over against him, and had a Gun in his hand which he held up, and it went off, and killed him: But the Prisoner said that he did not know it was charged with a Bullet, and the Deceased did not lay it to his charge at his death, yet upon the whole he was brought in Guilty of Manslaughter .
William Beldam a Butcher , Spencer Brandal and John Shaw , were all Tryed for the Murder of one Thomas Pawlet a Soldier of the Parish of St. Pauls Shadwel on the 30th of January last, giving him a mortal wound on the left part of his Head, of which he dropt down dead, with a Window Bar value 1 d. There was 2 or 3 Evidence swore flatly against Beldam, that he knockt down Pawlet with the Bar, but no Evidence swore against Shaw. It appeared further, that Beldam was very abusive, and knockt down several besides Pawlet. Another Witness said, that Brandal knockt down Pawlet, but no person could tell how the Quarrel began first. Two Witnesses swore positively against Beldam, who behaved himself very uncivilly to the Court. The Surgeon gave Evidence that he died of the wound immediately. Beldam deny'd it, and called several Witnesses, but none could depose any thing material on Beldam's side, for that some had been before hand tampering with the King's Evidence, to persuade them to speak less than they really knew as to the Murder of Pawlet. Another Evidence for the King swore positively against Seldom, how that he gave the Blow upon Pawlet with the Bar aforesaid, and that She knew him very well. The Evidence seeming circumstantial, did not satisfie the Gentlemen of the Jury enough, whereupon they were all three acquitted .
Henry Lewis was Tryed for Robbing Sir Henry Firebrass of Four Coach-Glasses value 3 l. which he owned before the Justice, but denied it upon the Tryal; having no Evidence to prove his Honesty, and the matter being plain, he was found Guilty .
Thomas Atkins Indicted for stealing a brown bay Gelding, value 5 l. from Daniel Nicholas . The Prosecutor said that he lost a couple of Horses, one of which was sold by the Prisoner in Smithfield, and that the said Nicholas owned the Horse to be his. The Prisoner said that he bought the Horse of one Jenkins at the Horse Ferry as Westminster, and called several on his side, who proved that he bought the Horse of Jenkins, so the Jury acquitted him.
Abigail Walker was Tryed for stealing from one John Hawkins one holland Frock value 3 s. 17 pieces of Linen called double Clouts, and a Peticoat, and several other small Goods, all to the value of about 50 s. The Prosecutor said that he found the Goods upon her. The Prisoner reply'd, that there was another Woman went before her in the Street, and dropt the Goods. B she was not able to prove it, so was found Guilty to the value d 10 d.
Jane de Mo of Westminster Indicted for a Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Mr. John Harrison on the 6th of Marc last, and taking thereout 3 quarters of a yard of Flanders Lac value 15 d. a Silk Gown 4 l. a Peticoat 3 l. another Silk quilte Peticoat 15 s. a Childs Gown 40 s. a Campagne Coat 40 s. The Evidence deposed, That the Windows of the House were broken open about the middle of the Night, and only the piec of Lace was found upon the Prisoner. She told the Court tha She bought it 5 years ago, and the Lace did not appear to be th Prosecutors; in that case the indictment was mislaid, so she was acquitted .
William Jenkins was Indicted for Robbing Thomas Sams in the King's Highway of two Coats, and a Knife, and 4 d. in money Sams said that he met him in the Highway, and held a Bayonet at him, bidding him Stand, and took away the Coats, &c. swearing the Prisoner was the person that robbed him.
He was a second time Indicted for Robbing William Miller o 3 s. 8 d. in money. He likewise attempted to Rob 2 or 3 Men more in the Parish of Norway in the County of Middlesex , all which was flatly sworn against him. The Prisoner denied it, and called some Witnesses, who attested that he went abroad armed and had a pair of Jack Boots on, so that he was found to be the person that Robbed the Men aforesaid, and the Coats were found on him when he was taken by the Countrey. The other Evidence on his behalf could say nothing very material, only, That he had been bred well heretofore, and was never known to be guilty of any such thing. He swore God damn you to Sams, and told him he would kill him, because he put one of his Fellows in Newgate. So he was found guilty of both the Indictments.
Edward Poor and Richard Cane of St. James's Westminster , were both Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of William Jennings , and taking away 100 Gold Rings value 60 l. 2 more value 30 l. One Emerald Ring value 8 l. another Diamond 6 l. 2 other value 6 l. 3 Stone Rings value 7 l. and other Goods and Chattels from William Jennings , as abovesaid . The Evidence Swore, That the Prisoners were seen to hover about the Door, on the 28th of March , about 9 a Clock at Night; but no Evidence was produced that could Swear positively against them, yet they were lookt upon to be persons of a very bad Life. However they were Acquitted .
Richard Williams , Alice Williams his Wife , and Joseph Fenton . were all three Indicted the two former as principal the latter as Accessary, for breaking the House of Edward Phillips and stealing a pair of Buck-skin Gloves, value 9 s. two pair of Drawers, a pair of Shoes value 4 s. and divers other Goods of the value of about 5 l. In the whole, the Evidence was not strenuous enough to fasten it upon them, so they were Acquitted .
William Watson and George Williams , Tryed for Stealing 2 Cocks value 2 s. 28 Hens 40 s. from a Waggoner coming between Acton and London to Market, on the 8th of January last, which Goods were owned by the Prosecutor, and found in the Prisoner Williams's Custody: The Prisoner said that he found them, but could not prove it: Watson said he was not with the Prisoner Williams when he stole them. So he was Acquitted , but Williams was found Guilty of Felony.
Thomas Watkins , Richard Davis , and James Felton were all three Indicted for breaking the dwelling House of John Atkinson on the 16th of February last, taking away one black Hat value 10 s. two Knives 12 d. and 36 s. in Money Numbered , The Evidence declared, That the Stansom was took out of the Window, and Thieves went in and took away the Goods and the Money; the Trunks were broke open about 9 or 10 a Clock in the Morning, and the Prisoner Felton was met standing up and down all the Morning, and the Hat was found upon Felton's Head, and Davis left his Staff behind him, between the Bed cloaths in the House, which was produced in Court. There was no Evidence against Watkins, but only that he was in the Company. Felton discovered the other two, and directed the Countrymen where to Apprehend them at an Ale-house, and they threatned Atkinson, saying, That if he did not hang them, they would hang him (viz. Atkinson:) And Felton Swore Damn them, he would Fire some of their Houses when he was out of Newgate. Watkins denied all, and so did Davis. Felton said that he heard there were Thieves in the poor Mans House and so went to see, but did not go into the House, and was found in several Stories. They were lookt upon and known to be all of a Gang, and very wicked Persons. So they were all found Guilty .
Charles Gregory , John Hubbard , William George , and Daniel White , all Four Tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of William Durel , on the 26th of January last, carrying away a pair of Ondirons value 4 s. 6 Laced Neck cloths 6 s. one Flowered Peticoat 10 s. and several other small Goods of little value , some of which, upon search, were found in Whitecross street, in one Blizzard's House (viz.) the pair of Ondirons, which George was seen to carry out of a House in Whitecross street, as aforesaid. There was a RibbonSusannah Jones , ut would not prove it; they were all found in divers Stories, there was no Proof that Gregory stole the Ondirons, nor the her Ribbons, only that they had them of one Susannah Jones, ut that they avail'd them little, for they were all found Guilty the value of 10 d.
Thomas Doller Indicted for uttering offalse Money . It appears that the Prisoner was amongst some Persons who offered false money, viz. one Thirteen pence half penny, which was produced the Court, and a bag of false Money, besides both Shillings and half Crowns, and Five Shilling Pieces of our English Coyn, be des some Dollars, and that there was a brass Five Shilling Piece and about the Prisoner, on the 20th of January 1688. The Prisoner said he went in to Drink with one Price who was a meer Stranger to him, and that he knew nothing of the Money, but it was good, Price having the other Money in the bag. So e was Discharged .
Anne Fletcher was Indicted for having in her Custody a certain arcel of Clippings, knowing it to be so diminished from the Currant Coyne of this Kingdom, also a Rubbing Stone and a Melting Pot produced in Court, which was found in her Lodging . The Prisoner confest it before the Justice that she did intend to elt them, and said she found them in the street, and that she new nothing of the Melting Pot. So upon the whole she was acquitted , but not without a seasonable Caution from the Court, beware of tampering in the like Nature again.
James Kirby and Thomas Gardner of St. Pauls Covent-garden , tried or Felony and Burglary, for that they on the 2d of January last, roke open the House of Mr. Reese Jones , robbing him of a Coat value 10 s. one Cloth Wastecoat 15 s. 4 Silver Spoons 28 s. one pair of Ruffles 20 s. one Crevat 15 s. one pair of Sleeves 12 s. 5 d. 3 yards of Persian Silk, and 40 odd pounds in money . The Evidence was plain that the Coat was seen upon Kirby's back, and the money was found (some part of it) by Gardner's direction; the House was broke open, and the Key taken out of Mr. James's Pocket, as his Breeches lay by the Beds-side. The Prisoner Gardner confest that he Robbed Mr. Jones's House, and went a Back way to let Kirby in, which Evidence was corroboraed by Mrs. Jones, how that Gardner directed her to one Coppingers on Tower hill, where under some Bricks was a Bag of money, and 4 Silver Spoons, which were found accordingly. It did not appear that they broke open the House, the Doors being open, all which he the said Gardner confest upon the Tryal, and had nothing to say for himself. Kirby had not so strong Evidence against him, only he was let into the House by Gardner, as Gardner confest, but that was lookt upon as no Evidence against him in Law. So after a distinct Hearing, they were both found guilty of the Felony, but acquired of the Burglary .
Katharine Jones of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking open the House of Walter South Esq. and taking away 4 Silver Salvers value 18 l. one pair of Candlesticks value 9 l. 4 Silver Plates 8 l, 3 Silver Boxes 12 l. a Silver Pots 40 s. a Jug of Silver 50 s. a Bason 8 l. a Cup 4 l. a Silver Bell 7 l. 9 Spoons 4 l. 10 s. 9 other Spoons 45 s. a Silver Pot 40 s. 12 Silver Sales 11 l. 10 s. 12 silver handed Knives 6 l. a Camblet Cloak 40 s. a pair of Breeches 20 s. and several other Goods and Plate, all to the value of 125 l. The Evidence declared that Mr. South's Chamber was broke open the 2d of February last, but no Evidence appeared to prove that she stole the Plate, and the Prisoner denied it upon her Tryal, altho she had confest before that she had the Plate of one Mr. Goodman, and that she sold some Plate to one Jolly a Goldsmith in Lombard-street. So the Evidence being but circumstantial, and somewhat dubious, after a long Hearing She was acquitted .
John Ingham was Indicted for Forgery, in making a false Warrant, procuring one Edward Williams to be discharged out of Newgate by it . The Evidence against him said, That he sent a Writing for his Discharge signed by two Justices of Peace, viz. Ri. Fowler, and H. Roe. Mr. Roe was in Court, and said, That that was none of his Hand, this was dated the 9th of April. Another Evidence said, That the Prisoner sollicited him to get a Justice of Peace his Head to a Warrant for the Discharge of one in Newgate, telling him that he might get some Guinea's by it, or to that Effect, for that he had got 4 l. that morning by it, which the Prisoner owned when he was apprehended, and that he had forged the Hands as aforesaid. But he denied it all upon his Tryal, yet in the end he was found guilty of the Forgery.
Elizabeth Palmer of St. Martins in the Fields , Indicted for stealing on the 31st of January last, from Mrs. Fortunate Frumental 3 Mantua Gowns, value 40 s 8 pair of Sleeves 20 s. a Gold Ring 20 s. one pair of Stays 30 s. a Peticoat 6 s. 3 other Peticoats 24 s. with several other Goods, and 6 l. in Silver, &c. The Prosecutor said. That she found out of her Gowns upon the Prisoners back, and that the House was broke open about 9 a clock at Night, and the things were carried away in a Trunk. The Prisoner declared, That she took the Gown of two Fellows that drank in her House who had no money to pay the Reckoning. Denying the Robbery, She was acquitted .
Jonas Ratcliffe was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard on the 3d of January last, value 8 l. from Eliza Eaton , who said, That the Prisoner confest it before the Justice, which was proved by credible Evidence, and that he pawn'd it in Hounds Ditch. The Prisoner denied it upon the Tryal, and said it was given him by a Soldier, but could not prove it. So he was found Guilty .
William Shepherd Indicted for a Rape committed upon the Body of Eliza Penn a Virgin of the age of Ten years , on the 16th of May . The Prosecutor said, That the Prisoner was a Taylor , and workt in an upper chamber in the Prosecutor's House, and the Child went up for a Needle, and there he committed the Rape upon her, and being some few days after question'd about it, he leapt out at a window, and ran away, hiding himself in a Ditch. The Midwife urg'd, That the Child was hurt, but could not swear that he Entered the Body of the Child, So it could not be made a Rape, only an Assault .
John Bargeer and Abigail Bargeer his Wife were both Indicted for a Rape committed upon the Body of Elizabeth Deer in St. Katharines Parish , a Virgin of about 16 Years of Age . It appeared that the Prisoners did entice her from her Aunts House in St. Katharines, to the Cock in Aldersgate-street , and there made her Lie all Night with them in one Bed, and on the Morrow kept her all Day and all the next Night in another place in St. Katharines, and when they were all in Bed there, the Prisoner lay with her and the Woman, viz. the Wife of Bargeer lay in the Bed by them, and perswaded her to do it; but she strugling and crying out, he stopt her Month, and pinch'd her and abused her in a most egregious manner, Swearing at her and puting her in great Fear, saying. He would throw her out at a Window, &c. and would not let her go from him: So far was produced for the King. The Prisoner John Bargeer said, That he offered Marriage to her before they were in Bed at the Cock, and disowned that he had been lawfully Married to Abigail, and that the Prosecutor had an Inclination to Marry with him; but this was a kind of Extenuation in the Prisoner, and he hesitated in his Defence and said, That the Prosecutor followed him, and was willing to go and consented to write a Letter to one that was her Aunt in St. Giles's to let her know of her Welfare. &c. Abigail said, That she did not think he would have hurt her, and denied all, and that she had no intention of Evil against her. So that after a clear hearing on both sides, they were both found Guilty , he for committing the Rape, and she for Abetting him.
Mary Taylor Wife of Zachary Taylor was Tryed for stealing a pair of Silk Gloves value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Isabella Baker , on the 12th of December 1688. Baker said, That the Gloves were found upon her hands about a quarter of a Year after she had lost them, but the Prisoner called very good Evidence to prove that the Prosecution proceeded from Malice rather than from Justice, she was Acquitted .
Samuel Horne of Stepney was Indicted for breaking the House of one John Hollaway , on the 8th of April , taking away 36 yards of Cotton Ribboning, value 18 d. and Two Shillings six Pence in Money . The Evidence could not Swear to the breaking of the House, but the Cotton was found in the Prisoners Pocket, which was produced in Court, and owned by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner could say but little or nothing for himself, only said he found the Ribbon and the Money. He was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Adam Osborn of St. James's Indicted for stealing a Drugget Frock value 2 s. a brass Cock 4 s. a Buff Belt 5 s. The Goods of Richard Gray . The Prosecutor Swore positively, that he found the Frock upon the back of the Prisoner, which he owned to be his Frock; but the Prisoner produced the Salesman of whom he bought the Frock; After which the Prosecutor was not so forward in his Evidence at to the particular marks of the Frock, and the Prisoner called credible Witnesses for his Reputation. So he was Acquitted .
Edmond Buckley was Tryed for stealing on the 23d of April , one Book called Virgil, with Cuts, value 4 s. one Book called Markham's a Countrey Farmer 10 s. the Goods of John Harding : The Evidence could Swear nothing positive, and the Prisoner said, That he bought the Books of two Boys. So he was Discharged .
Richard Bullen and William Miller of Stepney were both Indicted, for that they together with one Peter Mason , Robbed Thomas Meadows on the 10th of January of one Silver Tankard value 4 s. two old Coats 5 s. two other coats about 3 s. The Evidence were Meadows, &c. who said, That there were three men broke in upon his House when he was in Bed, and found him and his Family, and then Rifled his House, and took away the Goods, and afterwards the Goods were found upon the Prisoners at the Katherine Wheel at Mile End. Bullen was in the House, but the Evidence did not Swear that Miller was there, but that he stood at the Back Door. So upon the whole they were found Guilty of Felony.
Thomas Savadge of Hendon was Tryed for stealing 3 Cows, price each 3 d. 13 s. and 4 d. the Goods of Benjamin Buckingham ; who deposed, That he left his cows on the 23d of January last, out of his Ground, and that the Prisoner, and our Smith, whom he called Master, drove away the Cows, and sold two of them to one Robert Hughes in St. Giles's, and drove the other away. The Prisoner said, That what did, was persuant to his Masters Orders, and that he knew nothing of be Felony. So he was acquitted .
T - H was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in stealing a Stone Horse value 50 l. from William Paston Gent. and breaking the Stable of Thomas Rogers on the 25th of January last. The Prisoner was seen to have the Horse in his custody, but being stopt, the Horse was owned by Mr. Rogers to be Mr. Paston's, William denied it upon the Tryal, and said, That he was afrighted, and in Drink, and knew not what be did. The Jury brought him guilty of stealing the Horse, but discharged him of the Burglary .
Peter Dean of St. Andrews Holbourn was Tryed for stealing a silver Tankard value 6 l. from one George Blow on the 14th of January last. The Evidence deposed, That three men came in to drink, and took away the Tankard, one of which was the Prisoner, as Mrs. Blow knew by the Token, that he had a Silver Watch in his Pocket with n Orenge-coloured Ribon when he was in her House, which was found pon him when he was taken at the Bear Tavern in Red Lyon Fields. But that did not weigh with the Jury enough, so he was acquitted .
John Ricks was Tryed for Feloniously taking away on the 9th of March last, 2 Flanders lac't Crevats value 10 s. 2 pair of Ruffles s. a pair of Sleeves 4 s. 2 Neckcloths 1 s. and some other aces and Linens of a considerable value . All which was fully proved upon him, and he not being able to deny it, he was found Guilty .
John Woolfe , Hugh Mason , Toby Sancky , and Thomas Tuckey were all indicted, for that they Four, together with one Richard Woolfe , who did not appear, being Bailed out) did steal a Silver Tankard value 5 l. from Isaac Light on the 13th of May . The said r Light told the Court, That the Tankard was left in the Prisoner custody, and they all going out of the House, be mist his Tankard. The Prisoners denied it, saying, That they went out of Ligut's House altogether, and that Light would have compounded with them about it, &c. But there being none to confirm Light's Evidence, they have all Four acquitted .
Moses Hidgcock of St. Giles's in the Fields , Indicted for stealing Axe, and some Augres and Chizels, and several other Carpenters Tools , on the 11th of December last, the Goods of Richard axton , who deposed that the Goods were found upon the Prisoner. To which the Prisoner answer'd, That he found then in, be Yard by Wild-house, and that he thought he had as much Right to as any one else. So in the Conclusion he was acquitted .
Mary Taylor Spinster , was Tryed for stealing a Cloth Coat value 7 l. from Robert Goodborn on the 9th of April , which Coat was, by the direction of the Prisoner, found at a Pawnbrokers where she had laid it for 7 s. yet She denied it at er Tryal, and said that they gave her Beer, and made her confess, all which signified nothing, for She was found guilty of Feloly to the value of 10 d.
Christopher Jones was tryed for robbing Samuel Locker on the 25th f December last, of 3 holland Shirts value 12 s. a pair of Drawers 4 s. a Wastecoat and a Looking-Glass, &c. There was no Evidence to prove it against him, but what he confessed when e was taken, which was, that he took the Goods out of a House-back at St. Albans from Samuel Locker as aforesaid. The Prisoner denied it at his Tryal yet he was found guilty of Felony.
The Four Dutchmen Indicted for the Murther of John Webber, desired their Jury might consist of half English, and half Out-landish, which was granted by the Court. Their Names follow.
Peter Sam , Erect Vandoventer , Lodwick Marss , Henry Baltas were four Indicted for the Murther of one John Webber , on the first f April last, giving him Mortal Wound with a Rapier value s. upon his Breast near to his left Pap of the depth of 6 Inches, f which he instantly Died . There was one Gerrard Vanoven amongst them, who is since fled. The Murther was [Text unreadable in original.] these Dutchman Lodged at the Bell Inn in the Strand and two ore came to them and Drank with them in the Tap house, but serve, before they had taken a Cane from one Joshua Hood in he Street, about 9 at night, and he pursuing of them to their Quarters and bringing a Constable with him to see for his Cane, nd the Prisoners perceiving it, they came out and forced the Constable upon the, and threatned all that came nigh them, Drawing their Swords, and clashing them about, in a very outragious manner, and the said Webber coming amongst them, one of the Dutchmen was seen to thrust his Sword into the said Webber's Body, but he could not Swear which of them it was that gave the Thrust. Another Evidence said that Sam was taken with his Sword all Bloody, and the end of his Sword blunted. Another Constable said, That the Prisoners were the Persons that were at the Bell Inn, and the Surgeon Swore that the Wound was Mortal, for that he was prickt to the very Heart. Head said, That when he came to the Tap house to the Bell Inn to ask for his Cane, they told him he should have his Sword as soon as the Cane, and when the Constable was called, they drew their Swords as abovesaid. It appeared that they were all in Drink at the time when the Murther was committed. And they in their Defence, by an Interpreter said, that the said Hood staggered upon them, but that they could not prove, and they denied that they knew any thing of the Death of any Man. So after a large hearing, they were all found Guilty of Manslaughter .
Henry Smithson was tryed for robbing Mary Belcher of a Box tipt with Silver value 25 s. a Silk Gown 6 l. a Silk Peticoat laced 3 l. and other Goods, &c. The Evidence was Mrs. Belcher, who said that she lost several Goods, and wearing Apparel, but could not prove any thing upon the Prisoner. So he was acquitted .
Elinor Royle was Indicted for breaking open the House of one Thomas Tickle , together with one Francis Hillier not yet taken, on the 20th of February last, and taking away 20 yards of Lace value 50 s. several Gloves 40 s. 3 yards of Lawn 10 s. 2 Caps 10 s. and sundry other Goods, all to the value of about 7 l. 10 s. The Evidence deposed that the Shop was broke open, and afterwards some of the Gloves were found upon the Prisoner in her House. She said that Hillier brought the Goods to her, but could not prove it; and called some Witnesses, which did her little good. The Evidence being but circumstantial, she was acquitted .
Ann Dicason was tryed for stealing from Sisley Allen on the 6th of November last, 3 yards of Lace value 10 s. one Flanders lace Band 8 s. and several other pieces of Lace, and other small Goods, &c. The Evidence was not positive against her, and she said she bought one of the pieces of Lace for 6 d. of a Girl in St. Clements Church yard, which piece was only charged upon her. So the Evidence being dubious, she was discharged .
Edward Sibley of Stepney was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Luke Sapsford on the 28th of February last, stealing a pair of Cloth Breeches trim'd with Gold value 20 s. a Peruke 18 s. a Stuff Riding Hood 20 s. 4 Pewter Dishes 12 s. and divers other Goods, all to the value of about 15 l. &c. The Peruke and the Breeches were found upon him. And altho he denied it upon his Tryal the Jury found him guilty of Felony and Burglary.
Jane Read of St. Andrews Holbourn tryed for stealing from Eliz. Wyer on the 20th of December last, Curtains value 20 s. one Set of Vallens 10 s. one Peticoat 10 s. some Childbed Linen, and other small Goods of considerable value . The Evidence said that She was a Lodger in Mrs. Wyers House, and whilest she was abroad, took away the Goods, and pawn'd them at the Sign of the Cheshire Cheese In Cow-lane. All which was fully proved upon her. She denied it at the Tryal, but in the end She was found guilty of Felony.
George Ballard and Stephen Pool were Tryed for Robbing Francis Kyte of 15 pair of Shoes value 40 s. in the Parish of Paddington , on the 8th of May . The said Kyte had no Evidence but himself, and he could say nothing material only circumstantial, that Ballard left a Cord behind him that he used to wear, but he could not Swear positively that they were the Persons that Robbed him, and they both denied it. They could call none on their sides for their Reputation, yet they were Acquitted .
Bold Billingsley was likewise Tryed for breaking the House of Joshua Lester in the Night time, and taking away a Ratteen Coat value 20 s. three Silk Gowns, a Sattin Petticoat lac'd 24 s. a Cloth Coat value 43 s. and other small Goods all to the value of about 15 l. The Evidence said, That his House was broke open, and that the Prisoner said he would help the Prosecutor to all his Goods, but aftersaid, That if they were worth Five hundred Pound he would not give him two Pence for it. The Prisoner denied it, but he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.
Edward Gilbert of St. Giles in the Fields was Indicted, for that he together with one John Mabil not yet taken, did steal from William Baddam on the 4th of March , one Cock value 18 d. four Hens 6 s. There was no Evidence but Baddam, who said, He found the [Text unreadable in original.] with taking them away. So he was Acquitted .
Stephen Mitchel and Edward Blake of St. Martins in the Fields , were both Tryed for Robbing Henry Warner of 76 yards of Drugget value 3 l. 2 s. which was fully proved that they were taken in the Prosecutor's Shop , and that Blake took down the Goods off the Shelf, and gave them to Mitchel; and they being known in Court to be old Offenders, tho' young Boys, they were both found Guilty .
Capt. Huzzey who was Tryed the last Sessions for the Murder of William Henrick Gent. same into Court, and pleaded Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary's most gracious Pardon upon his knees, and the Pardon bing read, it was allowed of accordingly .
C - A Esquire received the benefit of his Clergy for killing Major Littleton, and gave the Court sufficient Bail to appear at the next Sessions to be held at Justice Hall in the Old Baily, to under go the punishment of the Law, &c.
The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.
Burnt in the Hand on London side Nine.
Burnt in the Hand on Middlesex side Fourteen.
Ordered to be Transported Two.
Respited before Sentence of Death passed, Five.
Received Sentence of Death Eighteen.
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Respited before Judgment the Four Dutchmen
Ordered to be Whipt from Newgate to Hicks's-Hall, Seven.
John Ingham for Forgery ordered to stand in the Pillory three Days; the first Day at Hicks's Hall on a publick Day; the second time without Temple Bar: a third time before Westminster Hall Gate, on the first day of the next Term, and to find Sureties for his Good Behaviour for a Twelve Month.
These are to give Notice to all Persons, for the Benefit of the Publick, That Mr. Elmy Operator, of known Integrity, and above 25 Tears Practice, Liveth at the Blue-Ball in Whale-Bone-Court, at the Lower End of Bartholomew-lane by the Royal Exchange, who most safely and expeditiously Cures Deafness and Noise in the Ears in any of what Age soever, (if Curable) and at First Sight, by Inspection, Resolves the Patient if so or not, as most Eminent Persons of Quality in this City can Testifie. He both likewise a most excellent Gargarism or Month-water, which cures any Canker, Ulcer, on Scurvy in the Month, fastning loose Teeth, and making black ones as white as Ivory.
In Plow-Yard in Grays-Inn-Lane, lives Doctor Thomas Kirleus a Collegiate Physician, and Sworn Physician to Charles, until his Death: Who with a Drink and Pill, hindring no Business, Cures all Ulcers Scabs, Scurfs, in the Face, or elsewhere a Kings-Evil Leprosie, and Venereal Disease, nothing if Cures not. Of the last, he has Cured above 500 persons in this City, many after Fluxing. It quickly and safety Curd is on the beginning, which cannot be done with Mercury without danger of Life. The Drink is a 3 s. the Quart the Pill 1 s. the Box, which is two Purges. They exec all Purgers in cleansing all Crudities and Impurities, and so prevent and cure many Diseases, and especially th Gout and Stone. In all Diseases he gives his Opinion for nothing, and his Medicines for little.