Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th January 1690.
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King and Queens Commissions OF THE Peace, 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-BAILY.

On Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 15th, and 16th, Days of January 1690.

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, on Wednesday and Thursday, being the 15th and 16th days of January, 1690. Before the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Pilkington Kt . Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Mr. Recorder with several others of Their Majesties Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow:

London Jury,

James Wood

Joseph Marks

John Bynks

Kenelm Smith

Thomas White

Daniel Carpenter

Anthony Dansey

Richard Davis

David Grile

John Cator

John Werts

Francis Yates .

Middlesex Jury,

Thomas Cox

Samuel Freebody

William Bourne

Henry Gerrald

Edward Fuller

John Canon

Robert Bredon

William Fern

William Syncock

William Tomson

Samuel Barch

Stephen Lawrence .

The Proceedings were these:

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Anne Hughes of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was tryed for stealing a quarter of an ell of Holland value 18 d one yard of Cambrick 3 s. one Scarf 6 d. one pair of Shoes 12 d. the Goods of Gabriel Collins . It appeared that the Prisoner had been a Servant to Mr. Collins, and took away the Goods, which were found in her Box; which matter being fully prov'd against her, and that when she was apprehended she made an attempt to cut her own Throat, but was prevented by some in the House; she was found Guilty 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Richard Kay was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard from Robert Brigs , but the Evidence not being positive, he was acquitted .

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Jane Townsend of St. Buttolph's without Bishopsgate , was Indicted for stealing one Flaxen Sheet value 5 s. from Joseph Brendon . The Evidence being clear, and having confess'd it before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor; she was found guilty value 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Jean Voudger of St. Dionis Back church , was tryed for stealing from one John Rance 56 yards of Flanders Lace value 10 l. two Lac'd Holland Cornets 7 s. two Quoifs 14 s. 2 pair of Gloves, 2 s. twelve Hoods 13 s. The Evidence was plain against her, so she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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William Humphreys was Indicted for stealing four Silver Spoons, value 30 s. from Elinor Warner Widow , to which he pleaded guilty .

He was a second time Indicted for a Cheat, in writing and counterfeiting false Letters ; which was fully prov'd, altho' he deni'd it; yet he was found guilty of the Cheat.

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Whitwood was Indicted for that he knowing Joseph Taylor to steal a Silver Tankard value 6 l. from one John Stanton , on the 25th of December last; he did Receive, Comfort, and Maintain him the said Joseph Taylor , after he had committed the said Felony . The Evidence declared, That Joseph Taylor took away the Tankard, and that he found it with Taylor and Eades in Whitwood's House; Whitwood called a Person to prove that he chid his Man for committing such a Crime; and endeavoured to prosecute both Taylor and Eades, which the Witness against him could not deny so upon the whole Matter he was acquitted .

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N - Y - was Indicted for killing one B - S - with a Rapier giving him a Wound near to his right Pap, of which he died . The Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner was found lying upon the ground sorely wounded, and making further search, there was found a dead Man, but no one could tell who kill'd him: The Prisoner made a good Defence, and called some Witness, who declared that the deceased had threatned very often to be the death of him, and that he had no malice against him, but that he set upon him, and he was forc'd to stand in his own defence, yet being not able to prove it, he was found guilty of Manslaughter

[Branding. See summary.]

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Anthony Sellinger was Indicted for breaking the House of Robert White , and stealing 380 yards of Damask Silk, and several other Goods to the value of 200 l. The Evidence being not clear as to the Burglary, he was was found Guilty of Felony only .

[No punishment. See summary.]

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Thomas Walters was Arraign'd for picking the poors Box, at the Poultrey Compter , but proceeding somewhat out of Malice, he was acquitted .

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Richard Butler was Tryed for Robbing Thomas Simons the Glocester Carrier , of a brass Blunderbus value 25 s. a Gun 10 s. a leathern Purse 2 d. and 2 s. in mone y, on the 21st of December It appeared that Four Men met the Carrier upon the Road near Honslow , stopt his Wagon, and took out the Goods aforesaid. The Evidence swore positively that the Prisoner was one of the Thieves that robbed the Wagon, besides there was a Portmantua found about him, where was a Betty, and some other Instruments fit to open Doors and Locks: he told the Justice of Peace upon his Commitment, that if ever he came out of Prison he would Fire his house, so he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Joseph Taylor and Samuel Eades of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were Indicted, Taylor as principal, Eades as Accessary, for stealing one Silver Tankard value 6 l. on the 25th of December last, the Goods of John Stanton : Taylor would not plead at first, until Eades was cleared, and being ask'd several times to plead, they both refused it; but having a little respite, and the Court telling them the danger of standing mute, viz. That they should be immediately Pressed, &c. at last they both pleaded Not Guilty; and upon the Tryal it appeared, that the Tankard was found in Mr. Whitwood's House with the two Prisoners, and that the Prisoner Taylor was at Mr. Stauton's House, and took away the Tankard in his Breeches; all which he confest upon his Apprehension, but denied all upon his Tryal, so also did Eades; but Eades was found to have received the Tankard of Taylor after he had stole it, he being Whitwood's Man, so Taylor was found Guilty as Principal, and Eades as Accessary.

[Taylor: Transportation. See summary.]

[Eades: No punishment. See summary.]

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John Southorn was Indicted for stealing 20 Weather Sheep value 15 l. 10 s. the Goods of John Finch , who deposed That he found six of the Sheep in the Prisoner's Cellar in Grub-street, and that he confessed it before the Justice, but denied it at his Tryal, and offered to produce some Evidence, who appearing, declared, That the Prisoner bought the Sheep; so thereupon he was acquitted .

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John Denellan and Hugh Jones were Indicted; Denellan as principal, and Jones as accessary, for the Murther of Alice Beale Widow , on the 30th of October last, casting her to the ground, and bruising her Back, insomuch that she died on the 13th of December following . Abundance of Evidence were produced against them, who deposed in the general, That the Prisoners being Officers belonging to the Bayliff of Westminster , went to the Deceased, and made Distress upon her for a Nusance, and that Jones was seen to carry some Pots away, and afterwards the said Denellan was heard to confess that he did give the Woman a push, and she fell down, and after being desired to look after her, he refused it: The Surgeon deposed, That the deceased confest that some Persons came to make a Distress upon her, and because she had not Money, they gave her the Bruise; and that he believed that the Bruises were the cause of her Death. Denellan said, That he did give the Woman a small push, but designed no hurt; and called two Women, who said, That the Deceased declared at her Death that she could not charge it upon the Prisoners. There was no Evidence that affected Jones, so he was discharged , but the first was found Guilty of Manslaughter .

[No punishment. See summary.]

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John Kibworth alias Savidge , was tryed for breaking the House of one Charles Partridge , and taking out a Trunk value 16 s. one Rugg 10 s. a pair of Curtains and Vallens, with a pair of Flaxen Sheets and some other small Goods . The Evidence declared, That he was found in the House, and endeavouring to make his escape, he hang'd his Head in the Butcher s Hooks, the Prosecutor being of that Profession, the House was broke open, and the Lock wrench'd aside, and the Goods taken away; all which he denied, but yet he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

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Thomas Terry was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of one John Brown on the 24th of December last, and taking away five Canvas Sheets value 11 d. and a Shirt 4 d. the Goods of one Thomas Langley . The Evidence said, That the Prisoner was found in the House under the Bed, and that the Casement was broke open, and that the Prisoner confest it before the Justice, &c. yet denied all upon the Tryal; so was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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T - D - and Thomas Togood of St. Clement Danes , were both Indicted of Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Daniel Doyley on the 18th of December last, and taking away 3 pair of Sheets value 4 l. 10 s. 6 pair more 5 l. 2 pair of Dowlace Sheets 10 s. with some other Goods . The Evidence swore, That D - came to the House about 6 or 7 a Clock in the Evening, and whilst he was taking to some of the House, the Window was broke open, and the Goods gone: But no Evidence appeared to prove it against either of them, but rather favour'd of Malice; so they were both acquitted .

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Ursula Watson and Mary Moutsanta of St. James Westminster , were tryed for Robbing William Rake and Charles Lee , on the 15th of December , of two pair of Sheets value 8 s. one Looking-Glass 2 s. 6 d. and some other small Goods , all which the Evidence swore they found sold and pawn'd to a Broker in Drury-lane and elsewhere, but did not swear positively against them to have stolen all the Goods; but Watson confess'd, when taken, That she had taken a pair of Gloves and a Handkerchief, which they had pawned, &c. They denied all upon the Tryal, and the Evidence did not affect Montsantas so she was acquitted , but Watson was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Katharine Dowglace was tryed for Robbing Jonathan Hunt on the 6th of October last, of four Guinea's value 4 l. 6 s. two other pieces of Gold 35 s. seven pieces more 8l 7 s. another 35 s. nine Silver Spoons 4 l. five Gold Rings 5 l. three pair of Silk Stockings 25 s. three Hoods 18 s. four Box Combs 8 s. two Ivory Combs 2 s. and 12 s. in Money . The Evidence declared, That the Girl was a Maid to Mrs. Hunt, and took opportunity to direct some Thieves where the Gold lay, and that afterwards relenting, she confess'd the matter to her Mistress, and help'd her to some of the Gold again; so the Case being plain against her, she was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

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Matthew Jones was Indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat value 5 s. from one Robert Evans , on the 8th of January . The Evidence declared, That the Prosecutor's House was found open, and that the Coat was found drop'd in the street, and that the Prisoner was seen to go by the door at the same time in company with another man who ran away. The Prisoner denied it, and the Evidence was but circumstantial, so he was discharged .

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Mary Smith Wife of John Smith , was tryed for stealing six yards of Serge value 12 s. on the 24th of December , from Robert Acton , who deposed, That the Prisoner with two more came to the Prosecutor's Shop to cheapen some Serge, and at last took away the Serge which was found upon her, being pursued; she deni'd it, but she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Judith Maye was tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of one Thomas Page on the 4th of this instant January , and taking away a Leather Trunk value 2 s. a Crape Gown 20 s. a Petticoat 8 s. a Silk Gown 50 s. two Petticoats more 30 s. two other Petticoats 3 l. five Smocks and some Shirts, and divers other Goods ; the Goods of one Hannah Edson Widow . The Evidence said, That the House was broke about seven a Clock at Night, and the Goods were lost; some of which were found in the House of the Prosecutor, under the threshold of the door, upon which the Husband of the Prisoner run away; The Prisoner said, That she knew nothing of it, nor never was in the House; and so the Jury looking upon her Husband rather to have committed the Fact, she was acquitted .

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Abigail Hansley alias Hunsley , and Ruth Knight , both of St. Giles in the Fields , were Indicted for breaking the House of one Mabel Wells in December last about seven a Clock at Night . The Evidence was Mrs. Wells, who said, That she being out of her Shop, the Prisoners same and broke open her Locks, and attempted to take away these Goods following, viz. 2 Guinea's 40 s. 3 pair of Stockings 7 s. 6 d. a pair of Cloth Breeches 20 s. a Cloth Coat 20 s. It was sworn that the two Prisoners were found in the Shop, and that they had removed the Goods into the middle of the Shop in a readiness to take them away; and several pick-lock Keys and a dark Lanthorn were found about them, which was produced in Court as a further Evidence against them; so they were found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Hansley: Death. See summary.]

[Knight: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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Peter Potter was Indicted for stealing 14 Deal Boards on the 23d day of December last, value 11 s. the Goods of Alexander Williams . The Prosecutor said, That the Watchman met the Prisoner with the Boards in the street in the Morning betimes, and being taxed with them, he ran away, and when taken, he confess'd it before the Justice, so he did upon the Tryal; saying that he did it thro' want of Bread; so he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d. only .

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Tho. Togood was tryed for attempting to break the House of John Fletcher ; the Witness Evidenc'd that he broke the Window on the 22d of December last, and that part of his Body was within the Window, there being a Spoon removed that lay near it; so an Indictment was preferr'd against him for Burglary , the first being laid short of that, upon which Indictment he was found guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

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Robert Young alias Smith a Minister, was Indicted together with Mary Young his Wife, for forging a false Bill of Exchange in the fourth Year of King James, in the name of one John Clark upon Jonathan Kendal for 20 l. payable to one Robert Smith , being the Prisoner himself , on the 16th of July ; the Evidence was very plain against him, and swore flatly that the Money was paid to him by Mr. Clark, and he had nothing material to offer, only said that the Gospel Law required more than one Witness; and he was known to have followed the Practice of Forgery for a long time; so he was found Guilty of a Cheat. The Evidence against her was, That she went to one Mr Shipton with a Bill in the name one Jonathan Matthew , and received 9 l. on the 21th of March last, and another Bill for 200 l. All which was very plainly manifested against her; she would not confess who wrote the Bills; so she was found Guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

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William Pennington was Tryed for speaking scandalous Words, viz. in saying, God damn King William and Queen Mary, for a Dutch Dog, and a Dutch Bitch . All which was fully sworn against him. The Prisoner deny'd it, and said, That he had not been in his Senses a long time, and much given to Drinking, being a poor Cabinet Maker . So the Court acquitted him.

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Michael Ferrer was Tryed for speaking malicious Words against the King on the 21 of November last, in saying, First, That King William set forth in his Declaration, that he came to preserve the Laws: But instead of that he had altered them, which he would suddenly repent of. Secondly, That he came to maintain our Rights, but instead of that he came for the Crown. Thirdly, That King James was turned out, and that he had not Right done him, for that he had no fair Proposels made of Casting a Free Parliament, &c. The Evidence was one Terry, who said that he spoke the Words to him upon the Royal Exchange . The Prisoner called very credible Evidence to testifie his Reputation, how that he had always been a good Protestant, and relinquisht his Commission in Ireland, because he would not turn Papist. So upon the whole the Court was well satisfied, whereupon he was Acquitted .

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Robert Young was Tryed a second time for Forgery, in drawing an Indorsement upon a Bill directed to one Mr. Villers for 14 l 10 s. which he got out of the Post-Office at St. Albans, and sent one Joseph Young to receive it, which he did, and paid it to the Prisoner . All which being fully proved upon him, and he having nothing material to offer, the King's Serjeant open'd the Notorious Nature of the Crime more at large, telling the Court, That he did excel Granger for Forgery, and Clansey for Cheating. Whereupon he was found guilty of Forgery.

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Thomas Waltam of Eling was Tryed for killing Mary Waltam his Child , giving her a Bruise, by throwing her against a wooden Post near to the Left Ear, on the 24th of December last, of which she died in two or three days after . The Evidence declared that the Prisoner was under Chains when he kill'd his Daughter, being a Madman. The Child was brought to him by the Mother, and he left the Child, singing to it a little while, and then rose up, and dasht its head against the Post. He was found to be Lunatick, so was Acquitted .

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A - B - of St. James Clerkenwel , was Indicted, for that he, together with John Longstaff , Thomas Walker , and one Riggs, not yet taken, did break open the house of one Richard Smith , taking 8 pieces of Gold value 8 l. 12 s. with 22 l. in Silver, besides sheets, Table Linen, and wearing Apparel of a considerable value, &c. The Evidence said that the house was broke open on St. Thomas day last, by 4 or 5 in number, who came without their Shoes, and Mr Smith swore that the Prisoner stood over him with his Sword, whil'st the rest ransackt the house. The Prisoner called Evidence to prove that he was in another place when the Robbery was committed, and that he had been a person of a very fair Reputation, and the Prosecutor's house being broken open in the morning before day, the Moon shining but obscurely, he might be mistaken to his so at last he was acquitted .

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John Gullsford was Indicted of Felony and Burglary, for Robbing Caleb Price on the 6th Instant, of 3 Feather Pillows value 9 s. 3 Holland Pillowbares 3 s. The Evidence said that the Prisoner was found in the house, but the window of the house was left open, so he was found guilty of the Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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Timothy Carter was Tryed for stealing a Carkass of Mutton from George Borkin on the 14th of December . The Butcher Borkin said, that the Prisoner came to the Stall, and took away the Mutton, which he took upon him as he dropt it, being persued, so he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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John Harman the Dutchman, who killed the Child in the Cradle, was ordered to be set by for Execution , he having nothing material to offer in stay of the same.

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Received Sentence of Death Nine.

Patrick Harding for High Treason, tryed last Sessions, the Judges delivering their Opinions, that he was guilty of the same: Ordered to be drawn on a Sledge to Tyburn, and there Hang'd and Quartered, and his Bowels burnt .

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The Gentlemen of the Grand Inquest for the City of London, before they were discharged, gave in a Presentment to the Court: First, Against Alehouses for selling Drink on the Sabbath day, being a great Abuse thereof, Indulging the Apprentices to be a Tipling, when they should be employ'd in the Service of Almighty God, to the great Damage of their Masters, and to the Reproach and Dishonour of the Protestant Religion. Secondly, Against the Lotteries and Gaming-houses. Thirdly, Against Silver Tankards used in publick Houses. And Fourthly, Against that most notorious and common Sin of Cursing and Swearing &c. To all which the Court gave them a most honourable Answer, highly commending their great Care promising that they would (with all possible speed) take Notice of the same.

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:

Burnt in the Hand Three.

J - S - Convicted two Sessions before, William Humphreys , N - Y -

John Denallan was Respited before Execution, and gave in Bail to appear next Sessions, or to bring His Majesties Pardon.

Anthony Sellinger was Respited till further Order, the Court intending to consider further of his Cause, being an old Offender tho' a young Man.

Ordered to be Transported Two.

Joseph Taylor , and John Gulliford .

To be Whip'd Six.

Ann Hughes and Jane Townsend from Newgate to Temple Bar; Timothy Carter, Ursula Watson , Mary Smith , Peter Potter, all four from Newgate to Holbourn Bars.

Thomas Waltam for killing his Child was ordered to be sent to Bedlam.

John Glass was discharged by Proclamation, for speaking Sedicious Words.

One Peter Romane , for Drinking a Health to the Hoppiness and Prosperity of King James, was ordered to remain, &c.

An Indictment was read against one Clark for stealing a parcel of Gloves from one Carleton, and was ordered to rest till next Sessions.

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John Harman the Dutchman, who killed the Child in the Cradle, was ordered to be set by for Execution , he having nothing material to offer in stay of the same.

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Received Sentence of Death Nine.

Patrick Harding for High Treason, tryed last Sessions, the Judges delivering their Opinions, that he was guilty of the same: Ordered to be drawn on a Sledge to Tyburn, and there Hang'd and Quartered, and his Bowels burnt .

Thomas Togood , John Kibworth , Joan Vowger , Thomas Terry , Katharine Dowglas; Abigail Hansley , Ruth Knight , and Richard Butler .

Joan Vowger , Abigail Hansley , and Ruth Knight pleading their Bellies, a Jury of Matrons were Empannell'd, who brought in their Verdict, that Vowger and Knight were with quick Child; but Hansley was found in the Negative.

Robert Young alias Smith for Forgery, was ordered to stand in the Pillory; 1st at the Royal Exchange; 2dly. in Cheapside; 3dly. at Westminster Hall-Gate on the first day of next Term; 4thly at the New-Exchange, and to pay 200 Marks as a Fine. His Wife, Mary Young , for the same offence, ordered to stand upon the Pillory by her Husband at each place, and to pay 20 Mark as a Fine, and both to remain in Custody till all be performed.

Richard Collins and Elizabeth Martin ordered to remain till the next Sessions.

Samuel Eades who was found Guilty as Accessary to the Felony committed by Joseph Taylor , was Respited till further Orders.

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