Old Bailey Proceedings, 27th February 1696.
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THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE King's Commission on 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-BAYLY,

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 27th, 28th, and 29th Days of February, and Monday, Thursday and Friday, being the 2d, 5th and 6th Days of March. 1695/6. And in the Eighth Year of His MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 27th, 28th, and 29th Days of February; and Monday, Thursday and Friday, being the 2d, 5th and 6th Days of March, 1695/6. before the Right Honourable Sir John Houblon , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of His Majesties Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as follow;

London Jury.

John Hamond ,

Thomas Lambert ,

Samuel Thaire ,

Thomus Umfrevile ,

Samuel Ewers ,

Josiah Smith ,

Humphry Cock ,

Randall Jones ,

Samuel Wall ,

John Shelton ,

William Westfeild ,

Bartholomew Layton .

Middlesex Jury.

Francis Higgens ,

John Collett ,

Daniel Nayler ,

John Merritt ,

Henry Ogier ,

John Outing ,

John Beale ,

Richard Sutton ,

John Preston ,

Paul Winckle ,

Nathanael Bahow ,

John Parsons .

The Proceedings are these:

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Christopher Billop , of the Parish of Saint Clements Danes , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for forging three Certificates in the Names of Thomas Fowler, Thomas Tiplady, and William Whitson, on the 20th day of May , in the Year 1692 . It appeared that the Prisoner was Captain of His Majesty's Ship, the Suffolk , and that His Majesty allowing Bounty money to the Widows, whose Husbands had been slain in Battel, he contrived by Forgery to get the King's Bounty-money, which he did effect in this manner: He gave to one Mrs. King three Certificates that there were such men slain on Board His Majesty's Ship, the Suffolk, on the 19th of May, and Mrs. King getting two women more, who pretended themselves to be Widows of the Persons that were slain; and by their cunning Wiles obtained from the Overseers and Church-wardens of St. Clements Danes, and St. Martins in the Fields, Certificates that they were the Widows of those who were slain in Battel. The Prisoner's Counsel alledged, that the Prisoner was a Person that had been a very noble Captain, and had done great Service for the Kingdom, and called Persons of very great Quality, and divers worthy Citizens to his Reputation, who said that they could not think him guilty of such a Crime. The Jury found him not guilty .

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T - J - of the Parish of Saint Michael's Cornhill, in the Ward of Cornhill , was indicted for High-Treason, for Clipping 100 Halfcrowns on the Four and twentieth of December last . It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop and cheapned some Garlick Cloath, and offered him some Clipt-money, which he did refuse to take, and carried him to one Mr. Spinks, who discovering the same to be newly clipt, stopt him, and caused him to be apprehended. But there was no Evidence that could say that he was the Person that clipt it; the Prisoner said in his own behalf, that he took it for Cloath at Rochester Fair. The Jury found him not guilty .

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Christopher Billop , Thomas Billop and Thomas Farmer , were all indicted for forging and counterfeiting three Letters of Attorney, with Wills to them, in the Names of Humphry Humble, William Watkins, and Lawrence Ley, and likewise for making ten more . They were all acquitted after a long Tryal.

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James Knowland, alias Holly Hay , of the Parish of St. Gregory's, in the Ward of Castle-Baynard , was indicted for feloniously stealing from William Brown on the 20th of February last a Silver Scissar Cafe, value 10 s. and an Essence Bottle 2 s. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Shop and cheapned some Goods, and the Prisoner fingered a great many of the Goods, and at length Mr. Brown's Wife missed the Scissar-Case , and called for one of her Servants to come down stairs; but the Prisoner leaping over the Counter, dropt them on the other side; and being search'd, the Essence Bottle was found upon him: The Prisoner said that he did not know any thing of it, he being in drink; but could not

bring any to his reputation. The Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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George Richardson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres, in the Ward of Farringdon without , was indicted for feloniously stealing from William Sampson on the 14th of February last, a Chesnut-coloured Mare, value 10 l. It appeared that the Mare was stole out of a Stable at Clayworth in Nottinghamshire , and was found at the Harts Horns Inn in Smithfield, and the Prisoner was taken at the Tolbooth in Smithfield. But he denied the fact upon his Trial, and said that he bought it upon the Road of a man that he did not know, but could bring no one to prove it, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Richard Lewis , of the Parish of Saint Dunstan's in the East , was indicted for feloniously picking the Pocket of Michael Rixon on the 14th of February last, of 86 Guineas, one other 20 s. piece of Gold, and Eleven Pound 15 Shillings and Sixpence . Mr. Rixon declared, That as he was walking through a Victualling House by Bear-key , the Prisoner came up to him and pickt his Pocket of the aforesaid Money; and the Prosecutor presently finding his Pocket something lighter, cast his Eye upon the Prisoner, and found in his Bosome his Bag covered over with a Glove: There was another Evidence that declared that he did see the Prisoner follow him into the House; and the Prisoner had but very little to say for himself, nor could call none to his reputation; the Jury considering the same, found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Catherine Davies , of the Parish of Saint Aldermary , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Edward Wrath on the 27th of December last, and taking two Watches with silver Cases, value 10 l. to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Benjamin Car , of the Parish of Saint James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard from William Northton . To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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Mary Harris , of the Parish of Saint Buttolph's Aldersgate was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of February last from Michael Ironmonger two Firkins of Soap ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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William Kilby and Catherine Davies , both of the Parish of St. Mary Aldermary, in the Ward of Cordwiner , were indicted for feloniously stealing from Abraham Dudley 13 yards of Silk, value 58 s. and 120 Gallons of Whitewine, and 4 dozen and 10 Bottles of Usquebaugh, the Goods of James Duverge and Stephen Crey : The woman pleaded guilty upon the Arraignment, but Kilby put himself upon his Trial. And the Evidence declared that Davies was his Servant , and she did get the Keys of the Celler-door, where these things were, and conveyed them to Kilby, who disposed of the same; but Kilby denied the Fact, and said that he was bad by Mr. Duverger's Clark to carry it out, which he did to several places where he was appointed; the Jury acquitted him upon Dudly and Duverge's Indictment, but found him guilty of the other.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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Abigal Kelly, alias Baily, alias Grig , and Mark Fenton , both of the Parish of St. Mildred Breadstreet ; the last as Accessary were indicted for feloniously stealing from Robert Grenow on the 5th of February last 120 pair of mens Shooes, value 27 l. It appeared that Mr. Grenow missed his Goods out of a House he had in Breadstreet , and that he being willing to apprehend the Thief, got several of his Neighbous to set up and watch with him, and about Five in the Morning the woman unlockt the Door, and brought two sacks with her, and went in; but they soon apprehended her. The Prisoner declared that Fenton would have her to help him with some Goods, and she accordingly did; and Fenton being known to be an old Offender, and was seen a little before that way, and offered to take the House; the Jury found him guilty , and the woman was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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George Bowyer , of the Parish of Saint Buttolph's without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Margaret Battey , Spinster , a Brass Kettle, val. 4 s. on the 15th of January last; the Prosecutor said that she lent her Kettle to her Neighbour, and having occasion to make use of it her self, went to fetch it, and it could not be found; then she concluded to buy another, and went into Houndsditch, where she saw her own at a Brasier's to be sold, and she challenged it; the Brasier desired that she would leave it for a day or two (and if it was hers, she should have it again) till he should find out the Thief: Some days after the Prisoner came that way again, and was apprehended; he denied that he stole it, and said that he was a poor Journyman-Shoemaker , and work'd hard for his living; he was found guilty to the value of Ten pence .

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Abigal Kelly , Mark Fenton , and Elizabeth Kelly , were indicted for feloniously stealing from Ralph Sindry and Elizabeth Bateman on the 4th of February last, a Silk Tabby Mantle with a Silver Lace, value 4 l. Seven Holland Sheets, with divers Table Cloaths, Napkins, and Child-bed Linnen ; that upon search, part of the Goods were found at Fenton's House, and he confessed where more were in Salisbury-Court, and in Stanhop-street by Clare-market; The Prisoner Fenton said that he knew not any thing of the matter. The Jury found him guilty , and the two women were acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

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James Mollet , and William Johnson , not yet taken, both of the Parish of St. Nicholas Acon, in the Ward of Langborne , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard value 6 l. 10 s. on the 6th of February last, from Henry Potts . It appeared upon the Trial, that they came to Mr. Potts's House in the Evening, and called for a Tankard of Drink, and Johnson went his way; Mr. Potts came into the Room and ask'd for the Tankard, and Mollett said that he did not know any thing of it; but it was made appear that they brought a Mug in with them, and put the Drink out of the Tankard into the Mug, and conveyed the Tankard away. The Prisoner had very little to say in his own defence; the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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Robert Creed , of the Parish of Saint Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for High Treason in clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 29th of September , in the Sixth year of the King and late Queen . The Evidence declared that she was hired to clean his Room in Frying-Pan-Alley in Red Cross-Street , and she found several pieces of Clippings of Halfcrowns, some with the Letters on them; there was another Evidence that said he had seen him clip several times Halfcrowns, Shillings and Sixpences, and did abscond himself afterwards. The Prisoner said that he knew not any thing of the matter, and that he did work very hard at his Trade, he being a Watchmaker ; and he called some People to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

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John Sharp , of the Parish of Saint Pancrass , Gent. was indicted for the Murther of Richard Champion on the 21st of January last, by giving

him one mortal wound with a Rapier, value 2 s. 6 d. on the right Shoulder nigh the Collar-bone, of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of two Inches, of which he instantly died . The Evidence declared, That as he was going to work at the Pinder of Wakefield about Eight in the Morning, he did see two men with Swords drawn in the Fields take up their Hats and walk together, and that the Deceased had disarmed the Prisoner, and had both the Swords in his hand, and afterwards he gave the Prisoner his Sword again, and said, Damn him, he would kill him if be would not fight him; and that the Prisoner replied, that he had enough, and would yield him to be the better man; then the Deceased stept back, and to fighting they went, and the Prisoner gave him the aforesaid Wound, and did go backwards above twenty Yards, till he saw the Deceased drop, and then he endeavoured to run away; but being met by one of the Witnesses, he threw down his Sword, and said, that he would surrender himself and go before the next Justice of Peace. The Prisoner did alledge, That when he came out of the George Tavern in Little-Lincolns-Inn-Fields, that the Prisoner followed him into Lambs-Conduit Fields. The Jury found him guilty of Man-slaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Charles Stanley, alias Bliford, alias Brown , was indicted for stealing of a Gold Watch, value 10 l. the Indictment being false, he is ordered into custody till there is another preferred against him for a Cheat .

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M - S - of the Parish of Saint Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for murthering her Female Infant Bastard on the 29th of December last, by putting it into a Trunk, whereby it was smothered . It appeared that she was brought to bed on a Sunday morning and complained that she was very ill, and her Mistress and some women more came to her, and charged her with it, which she denied at first, but finding Milk in her Breast, she was very unwilling to own it, but confessed at last where it was. When the Statute was read, she confessed that she was not married, and that when she was delivered, she cried out, and that she was in a great Trance, and did believe that the Child was dead born; her Master and Mistress said that they had heard something of it, but could not believe it till she was brought to bed; the Prisoner likewise declared that she had taken care to get a Midwife and a Nurse to look after her, when she should come from her Master, which she did expect would be in a little time after, she having given her Master warning to be gone; the Jury considering the same, found her not guilty .

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Thomas Morgan , of the Parish of Saint James's Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing from Mary Vosse , Widow , a Silver Cup, value 8 l. on the 20th of December last : It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Mitre Tavern by St. James's Market with one with him; that he did call for some Wine, and a roasted Orange, and had the Cup brought to him to squeeze it in; then he called for half a pint of Canary, and the man brought it to him, and saw the Cup in the Prisoner's hand, and the other Person that came with him went his way; and whilst the Drawer was busy about his occasions, the Prisoner tied a Rope to the Window and slid down, and went away with the Cup; the Prisoner alledged that he did leave his Friend in the Room when he went away; but the Evidence was positive that it was not so, the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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W - P - of the Parish of Saint Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for Coining 10 Halfcrowns, 100 Shillings, and 20 Sixpences, on the 19th of February last; that there was information given that the Trade of Coining was used at the Prisoner's House, they searcht it, and found in the Garret a forge, and a great many counterfeit Shillings, and a pair of Shears . The Prisoner alledged that he did not know any thing of it, and that it might be the Lodger who dwelt in the House. He called abundance of People to his Reputation, and the Jury considering the whole, brought him in not guilty .

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Mary Tayler , of the Parish of Edmonton , was indicted for breaking the House of William Ivett on the 6th of January last between the hours of Nine and Ten in the Night and took thence a Flaxen Smock and a Wastcoat; the Prosecutor said, That coming home, he found her there, it being an old House, the Prisoner being very poor, crept in there for shelter ; the Jury found her not guilty .

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A - R - of the Parish of Saint Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechappel , was indicted for High Treason in clipping 10 Halfcrowns, 20 Shillings, and 10 Sixpences, on the 25th of October last . It appeared that there was information given that he did use the Trade of Clipping; upon search they found two Ingots of Silver, and some Clippings and a parcel of Clipt money a pair of Shears, a File, and a Rubbing-board. The Prisoner declared that he knew nothing of it, and that he was not at home when they searcht his House; he called divers people to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

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John Knight , Samuel Loe , and D - S - all of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for the Murther of John Weaver on the 23d of February last, by giving him one mortal bruise with a wooden Staff value 1 d. on the right part of the Head nigh to the right Ear, of which he instantly died . It appeared that the Prisoners went to Bow, and staid there till Nine a Clock at night, and that they did hear that there were some Soldiers upon the Road that did commit great Insolencies, they tarried half an hour longer that they might be free from them; afterwards going home, they were set upon by the Soldiers, who drew their Swords, and bad them stand, and whilst they were scuffling together, the Deceased received the blow. The Prisoners called abundance of People to their Reputation, who said that they were very civil young men, and no ways given to quarrel, the Jury acquitted them.

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B - J - of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for the murther of Henry Norton , for that he, together with Richard Kent , not yet taken, the 3d of February last, did assault Henry Norton with a Rapier, value 5 s. and gave him one mortal wound nigh the right Pap. of the depth of four Inches, of which he instantly died . The Prisoner upon his Trial denied the Fact, and when taken, they drew his Sword, but did not see any thing of blood upon it; the Jury found him not guilty .

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William Foster and Ann Foster , both of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , were indicted for feloniously stealing from Samuel Crew a silver Tankard, value 6 l. on the 24th of November last. The Prosecutor could not say positively that they took it; and the Prisoners said that they knew nothing of it; the Jury found them both not guilty .

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Elizabeth Askew and Elizab. Grimes , both of the Parish of St. Martin's Ludgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 17 yards of Silk, value 3 l.

on the 21st of February last, from George Wise ; Askew pleaded guilty to it on her Arraignment, and the other put her self upon her Trial; the Prosecutor said that they both came into his Shop, and cheapned some Silk for a Child's Mantle, and that Askew conveyed the Silk under her Petticoats, which was found upon her when taken; and Grimes said she knew nothing of it, and was desired by Askew to go with her; the Jury found Grimes not guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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James Knowland , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing from Edward Dolswell one pair of Mens Shoes, value 4 s. on the 19th of February last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and cheapned a pair of Round-toed Shoes, and taking his opportunity conveyed them away , which afterwards were found upon him at an Alehouse. The Prisoner said nothing in his defence; the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Felix Tike , of the Parish of Saint Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Thomas Mason on the 19th of February last, about 4 in the Afternoon, and taking thence 4 Holland Shirts, value 50 s. and divers other Goods . It appeared that the Prisoner was seen to come out of the House with the things under a great Coat; they mistrusted him, and ran after him; and he seeing himself pursued, threw down the Goods; the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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Ann Burrows , of the Parish of Saint Buttolph's without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Ann Jenkins on the 16th of February last, a Silk. Damask Petticoat, value 30 s. a pair of Stays 20 s. The Prosecutor said that she did lift up the Latch, and come in and take the Goods; but the Prosecutor being a Person of no great Credit, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.

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George Ruddells , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields was indicted for the Murther of Richard Jackson on the 3d of January last . It appeared that the Deceased went to remove a piece of Timber that was by the Water-side, and words arose between the Deceased and him, that they went to blows, and the Prisoner threw the Deceased cross the Timber, and catcht hold of his Throat, and did not let him go till he had strangled him; the Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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Sarah Wittall , of the Parish of Saint Clements Danes , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Robert Patterson of a Leather Purse, value 1 d. 13 Guineas, and 40 Shillings in Money numbred on the 1st of February last . The Prisoner desired the Prosecutor to drink a Glass of Wine, which he accordingly did; and being together, she pickt his Pocket, and went her ways; but being pursued, the Money was found in her Stocking: The Prisoner alledged that he gave it her to lye with her, but it did not avail her; and being a Person of ill Reputation; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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Edward Berry , of the Parish of Saint James's Clarkenwell , was indicted for High-Treason for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the st of January, in the Sixth Year of the King and late Queen . The Evidence declared that they did see him through a chink of the Door clip 5 or 6 l. at a time, and others said that they did see him put Broad Money under the Door with intent to have it clipt; and that he said send from Lincoln 150 Ounces at a time by the Coach. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he was a Butcher by his Trade, and followed Grazing; He called several Witnesses to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

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Walton Sise , of the Parish of Saint Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Frances Huddlestone , Spinster , a Leather Purse and 5 Guineas on the 21st of December last. There was no positive Evidence that she did take it; the Jury acquitted her.

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John Emmerton and William Meakins , both of the Parish of Heston , were indicted for feloniously stealing from Robert Barnes 15 Weather Sheep on the 2d of February last. It appeared that the Prosecutor missing his Sheep out of his Grounds, got a Warrant and went and searcht, and found in Meakins's Stable the 15 Skins, and 7 Carkasses hanging up. Meakins said, That there came a man and askt him to put the Sheep into the Stable, he readily consented; but could not prove it . There was no Evidence that did affect Emmerton; the Jury found him not guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Joseph Jordan , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Whitehead on the High-way, and taking from him three Bever Hats, value 6 l. and one Bever Muss 30 s. the Goods of William Frost , on the 9th of November last. It appeared that he was set upon by two or three men, who took the Box of Hats off of his head, and the Boy running after them, the Prisoner came and took him by the Arm, and askt him what was the matter, and snatcht the Muff from under his Arm, and went his way. The Boy was positive that he was the man, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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George Connell , of the Parish of Saint Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for High-Treason, for Coining 6 Halfcrowns, and 9 Shillings, on the 20th of February last . It appeared that he was brought drunk into St. Giles's Watch-house, and laying a Wager, did pull out a parcel of False Halfcrowns, and being mistrusted to be a Coyner, they found in the Fob of his Breeches 9 Counterfeit milled Shillings, which he declared upon his Trial he had of one Smith. There was no Evidence that did see him Coin; the Jury found him not guilty .

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Michael Hall , of the Parish of Saint Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for taking 100 l. the Monies of His Majesty , from John Powell , on the 5th of February last. The Prisoner came to the Exchequer, and lurked about there, till one of the Porters coming down Stairs to carry some Money to be melted, and he stept up, and took 100 l. out of his Basket. The Evidence was very plain against him; and he being an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Alice Hughes , of the Parish of Saint Catherines , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Ann Robertson on the 28th of December last, of a Silk Purse, and a broad Piece of Gold, and 20 Bristol Stones set in silver . There was no positive Evidence that she did pick her Pocket; the Jury found her not guilty .

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Margaret Hewlin , of the Parish of Saint Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Edward Bradley , on the 5th of February last, 20 l. in Moneys numbred . It appeared that she was a Servant in the House, and by degrees did filch the same. The Prisoner called Evidence to her Reputation; the Jury acquitted her.

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Elizabeth Edwards , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Brass Fire-shovel, and a pair of Tongs, Fender and Hooks , the Goods of John Carborow , on the 23d of January last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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James Fell , Keeper of the Gaol of Newgate , under Sir Edward Wills , and Sir Owen Buckingham , Knights, High Sheriffs for London and Middlesex, was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for letting one Catharine Buckingham , alias Barber, alias Barnet, escape out of the said Goal : There being a mistake in the Indictment, it was quashed. The Jury found him not guilty .

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Margaret Poole , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for stealing from Ann Connaway , on the 16th of December last, 7 Gold-rings, a Silver Bodkin, and other Goods . It appeared that she put the said Goods into a Chest of Drawers, and that some time after the Prisoner was gone, she mist them; the Prisoner denied the Fact; and the Evidence not being positive that she took them, the Jury found her not guilty .

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Joseph Williams alias Glass , was indicted for a Misdemeanor for cheating John Hamond of 23 l. 10 s. It appeared that there were more persons concerned, and one of them dropt a Guinea, and the other said that he must have shares, so they got the Prosecutor into the Naggs-Head Tavern in Cheapside, and would fain have ingaged the Prosecutor to play, but he refused; then amongst them they laid a Wager of 50 l. and the Prosecutor held his money in his hand in his Pocket, but they shuffled it out, and said that he did lay part of the Wager; The Prisoner being known to be one of the Gang called Sweetners, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

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Robert Maynard of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted (together with Samuel Mercer and George Draper , not yet taken) for the Murther of George Stockton , on the 14th of December last, with a certain Neckcloth, val. 6 d. by tying the same about the throat of the deceased, whereby he was choaked and strangled : It appeared that they came to the deceased's house in Grubstreet , and called for some Drink; and after a while they had a Pound of Sawcidges for their Supper: Then they called for Hot-Pots of Ale and Brandy, and the deceased pulled out his Watch, and told them that it was late, it being almost Twelve a Clock, and he did not care to draw any more: Then they pressed him that they might have but one more, and they would be gone; and it being brought in, the Prisoner cried Come, which being a Watch-word, they all rose up and laid hands upon him, and tied the Neckcloth about his Throat, so that his Tongue came out of his Mouth, and bound him; then the Prisoner called to one of them to lend him his Pistol, which he did, and he struck the deceased three blows upon the forehead, and he fell down with his face upon the Hearth, and the Prisoner said that now he would lye quietly: Then they took and bound the deceased's Kinswoman in a Chair, and gagged her, and went up and rifled the house, and brought down four Silver Tankards, and some Gold, and other Goods which she could not name; that they did tarry in the house for some time, and went their ways, leaving a Hat and a Green Apron behind them. There was a Barber that swore positively that that was the Prisoner's Hat, for he had brushed it several times; and the Prisoner came the next evening to the Barber's Shop (but he did not mistrust him) and bought a Peruke, and cut off his hair for fear of being discovered. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but said that he cut off his hair to fight a man; he said that he had absconded from his Lodging for a great while, he hearing that there were Warrants out against him for Clipping. He could not prove where he was at the time the Murther was committed, so the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Peter Clarke of the Parish of Hanwell , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the house of Robert West on the 4th of April last, about two a clock in the night, and taking thence a Silver Cup, val. 4 l. 10 s and two Gold Rings, with other Goods of Mr. West; a Cloth-Coat, Wastecoat, and a Silver-hilted Sword, the Goods of Jacob Broad . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he was sick at the time when the Robbery was committed, but could not prove it; and the Evidence being positive he was the man, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Margaret Thacker and Ann Simpson , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for stealing two Silver Watches, val. 4 l. from Jane Sindon , Widow . There was no Evidence could prove that they did take them away, so the Jury acquitted them.

Reference Number: t16960227-47

Mary Freeman of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for stealing a Silver Salt, val. 15 s. and a Lac'd Pinner , from John Rocket . She was discharged by the late Act .

Reference Number: t16960227-48

Charles Stanley, alias Bliford, alias Brown , was a second time indicted for Cheating P - P - of a Gold Watch, val. 11 l. and 94 Guineas . It appeared that the Prisoner and one A - did decoy the young Gentleman to play, and by such means they did get all his Money, and his Watch. The Prisoner being a reputed Gamester, and making it his Livelihood, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-49

Dorothy Murfey of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Mary Eldred , Widow , on the 25th of March last, and taking thence a Silk Gown with Gold Flowers, val. 5 l. and a Petticoat 8 l . The Prisoner said that she Lay-in when the Prosecutor was robbed, and there was no Evidence that proved that she did it; the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t16960227-50

James Pullen , one of the Keepers of the Gatehouse , was indicted for Extortion, for that he by colour of his Office, on the 28th of September did extort from Alice Gibbons , 33 s. and 6 d. for Fees, for one night in the Goal . It was fully proved against him, so he was found guilty

[Fine. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-51

James Gawden and S - J - both of the Parish of Whitechappel , were indicted for stealing six dozen of Glass Bottles from Catherine Toung , Widow , on the 11th of February last. J - said that he did not know any thing of the Bottles, and was willing to serve his Majesty at Sea. He was acquitted , and the other was found guilty to the value of 10 d

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-52

Jane Higden of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing from Jonathan Fuller a pound weight of Raw Silk on the 25th of December last. The Prisoner said that she was in drink, and did not know what she did. She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-53

Goodlife Shorter of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, val. 20 s. and a Holland Smock , from Judith Baker , Widow , on the 21st of November last. The Prosecutor could not make it appear that she stole them; the Jury found her not Guilty

Reference Number: t16960227-54

Joseph Williams, alias Glasse , was a second time indicted, for that he on the 20th of January in the sixth year of the King and late Queen, with some others, did come with an intention to break the house of John Bell . The Evidence declared that he did break open the Cellar door with a Betty; but the Prisoner said that he did not know any thing of it. The Jury found him not guilty .

Reference Number: t16960227-55

Mary Browne was indicted for Felony . But no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: t16960227-56

John Carrol and Richard Hawkins , both of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for stealing two Silver Tasters, val. 8 s. and 3 s. in money numbred , from Anthony Goodwin . They were both found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-57

Elizabeth Johnson of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Diamond Ear-rings, val. 18 l. from David Lyon , on the 20th of December last. She declared that she gave a Pair of Boddice for them, and called Witness to prove it; the Jury found her not guilty .

Reference Number: t16960227-58

Joseph Johnson and William Dickett , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for stealing from David Lyon a Pair of Gold Ear-rings set with Diamonds, val. 18 l. and one other pair 8 l. a Necklace of Pearl, and divers other Goods . It appeared that Johnson pulled them out of his Pocket, and gave them to a Woman who sold them, and that he did receive the Money; so the Jury found him guilty , and the other was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16960227-59

John Pearson and Susan Farmer were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of William Weston on the 11th of December . There was no positive Evidence against them, they were both acquitted .

Reference Number: t16960227-60

Mary Beasley, alias Shaw , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a pair of Worsted Stockings, and five Guineas , from William Evisham , on the 9th of February last. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called several to her Reputation, the Jury found her not guilty .

Reference Number: t16960227-61

Susan Rahcell of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Seat of a Coach on the 16th of February last, from Henry Stephens , Esq She said that her Husband gave it her, so the Jury acquitted her

Reference Number: t16960227-62

William Silk was indicted for stealing a Saddle ; there was no Evidence against him, so he was acquitted .

Reference Number: o16960227-1

John Wifeild pleaded His Majesty's most Gracious Pardon on his knees for the Murther of Mr John Wheeler, on the 8th of April last, at the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn; and presented the Court with Gloves after the usual manner.

Reference Number: s16960227-1

The Trials being over, the Court gave Sentence as followeth,

Received Sentence of Death, 7.

Peter Clarke, Michael Hall, Joseph Jordan, Richard Lewis, Robert Maynard, George Richardson, and Sarah Wittall.

Burnt in the Hand, 17.

Elizabeth Askew, Benjamin Carr, Hilliard Cooland, Catherine Davis, Elizabeth Edwards, Mark Fenton, Mary Harris, Joseph Johnson, James Knowland, William Kilby, Felix Tike, Abigal Kelley, James Mollet, Thomas Morgan, William Meakins, George Ruddles, John Sharpe.

To be Whipt, 5.

George Bowyer, John Carrol, James Gawden, Jane Higden, Richard Hawkins.

Ordered into His Majesty's Service, 10.

Benjamin Carr, Hilliard Cooland, Mark Fenton, Joseph Johnson, James Knowland, William Kilby, Felix Tike, James Mollet, Thomas Morgan, George Ruddles.

James Pullen fined Twenty Marks.

Charles Stanley fined 100 Marks, and to stand in the Pillory at Temple-Bar and at Charing-cross, and to find Sureties for his Good Behaviour for a Twelvemonth.

Joseph Williams fined 40 Marks, and to stand three times in the Pillory, and to give Sureties for his Good Behaviour for a Twelvemonth.

Sarah Wittall pleaded her Belly, and was found quick with Child.

These Persons following were convicted formerly, and begged the Benefit of his Majesty's Pardox on their Knees, with condition that they would serve His Majesty in Flanders, and not to desert or come into this Kingdom on pain of Death.

John Marshal, George Derack, John Thompson, Humphey Burton, William Ingram, Richard Scot, Thomas Johnson, John Davis, alias Davy, John Shaw, John Terry, William Wake, alias Dimock, Peter Lawman, Francis Buckley, Thomas Mitchel, John Jones, alias Hodge, Thomas Butcher, William Morgan.

Reference Number: a16960227-1

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