Old Bailey Proceedings, 24th May 1699.
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The PROCEEDINGS of the King's Commission 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-BAILEY, London.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 24, 25, 26 and 27th. Days of May, 1699.

And in the Eleventh Year of his Majesty's Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bailey, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th Days of May, 1699. Before the Right Honourable Sir FRANCIS CHILD , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of His Majesty's Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as follow:

London Jury

William Peirce ,

Robert Swan ,

Poole Berrisford ,

William Lamb ,

John Jones .

Richard Nash ,

Thomas Saywell ,

Thomas Garrett ,

Thomas Cooke ,

Thomas Hill ,

James Fisher ,

William Clarke .

Middlesex Jury.

Timothy Thornbury , Esq;

Robert Bampton ,

Henry Jones ,

Thomas Harper ,

William Collins ,

William Peacock ,

John Ilford ,

Thomas Awsiter ,

Arthur Allibone ,

John Brookes ,

Benjamin Harvey ,

Samuel James .

The Proceedings were these.

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Sarah Sheward, alias Lee, alias Smith , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing from Dorothy Lane , a Locket with Pearls, a Diamond Ring, three Gold Rings, and 66 pieces of Gold, and four Pounds of old Silver, in a Tin Box , on the 9th of May last, to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

She was a Second time Indicted by the Name of Sarah Sheward, alias Hannah Lee , for Feloniously Stealing from Ellinor Graham , Widow , on the first of April last, 7 Holland Sheets, a Diaper Table-Cloath, a Muslin Night-rail, with divers other Goods , to which Indictment she likewise pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Phillip Clarke , and Elizabeth Clarke , both of the Parish of St. Dionys Back-Church , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing five yards of Muslin Cloath value 18 s. the Goods of Samuel White , on the 15th of May last, it appeared that they both came into the Shop, and pretended to buy some Goods, but they watch'd their opportunity and took the Goods , which were found upon them when searched. They both denied the Fact, saying, they knew nothing of it; but the Evidence was positive against them, and the Woman had formerly been burnt in the Hand, but the confidently denied it, saying, that she hurt her hand, by hastily cutting a piece of Bread, but it did not avail her, neither could they give any good account of their Lives and Conversations; the Jury thereupon found them both Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Humphry Chapman , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a wooden Box, with four pounds of Tobacco value eight Shillings on the 13th of May last, the Goods of Edward How . The Prosecutor said, that he was standing at his Door about Ten a Clock at Night, he saw the Prisoner come out of his Celler Window; with that he askt him what he was doing there, and he told him, that he was going to draw a pint of Drink; but on a sudden he took his Heels and ran away; but being pursued, he threw down the Box and was taken. The Prisoner did not deny that he was in the Celler, and owned he stumbled at the Box, and took it up. He likewise confest before the Justice, when taken, that there was above Two hundred Thieves that harboured thereabouts. He had little else to say for himself. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Dennis Bonsellers , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the Warehouse of Ambrose Crowley , on the third of May last, about Two in the Night, and taking thence Eighteen hundred weight of Iron Dead Nails, value 30 l. The Prosecutor said, that his Ware-house was Broke open, and that he did find part of the Goods in St. Giles's. Another Evidence declared, that the Prisoner, with some others, came to her House in Salisbury-Court, and brought the Goods, and desired her to sell them for them, which she accordingly endeavoured to sell in St. Giles's, where the same were found. The Prisoner utterly denied the Fact, saying he knew nothing of it: The Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him of the Burglary, the Jury Acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Daniel Goldsmith , of the Parish of Fulham , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Stephen Rivellow , on the 19th of February last, about two in the Night, and taking thence Eighteen Gallons of Brandy, value 6 l. The Prosecutor said that his House was broke open divers times, and that he lost several quantities of Brandy and fine Spirits. Another Evidence said, that he was with the Prisoner once, when he handed out some Goods to him, out of a window, but could not say that he broke the House at that time. He further alledged, that the Prisoner would have had him gone with him another time, but he refused it, but the Prisoner got a Smith to go with him afterwards; but he fearing that the Gentleman might be too much wronged by such Evil Practices, acquainted him with it, who accordingly took the Prisoner, who denied the Fact, and the Evidence

not being sufficient to Convict him of the Burglary, he was Acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Ann Woollard , of the Parish of St. Botolphs without Aldersgate , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Rug, value 2 s. 6 d. and a Blanket 12 d. the Goods of Elizabeth Murdey , Widow , on the 19th of May last . The Prosecutor said she took a Lodging in her House, and took the Goods and carried them to Sell, but was stop. The Prisoner denied that she took them, and said, that another Person took them, and gave them her to Sell. The Evidence thereupon not being sufficient to Convict her she was Acquitted .

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Jane Pritchard , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Bushel of Flower, value 8 s. and half a Bushel of Meal, with two Sacks, the Goods of Thomas Wright and David Keene , on the 1st of May last . The Prosecutors alledged, that the Prisoner was their Servant , and at times took the Goods, and searching his House, found two Sacks in the Garret. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he knew nothing of it, but owned that they were the Prosecutors Sacks which were found, saying that he did not steal them, but took them to fetch Bran in, as usually he used to do. The Jury considering the matter, thereupon Acquitted him.

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Andrew Trapps , of the Parish of Enfeild , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Four Ducks , on the 8th of May last, the Goods of Henry Mackerness , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Wood , and Richard Loe , of the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon, alias White-Chapel , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing seven Muslin Ruffles, a Holland Sleeve, a blue Callico Apron, two Nightrails, and two Hoods, with divers other Goods of Robert Cox , on the 25th of April last . The Prosecutor said, that his Goods were taken out of his Wash-house; but afterwards meeting with Loe, he told him where he should find his Goods, and accordingly the next Day found them at the Butchers Arms by White Chapel. Another Evidence said, that he did see the Prisoner Wood, with a Bundle of things in a blue Apron, but what they were he could not tell, but did believe them to be Stole; and that when he was first taken, he was rescued by some of his Comrades. They had little to say for themselves, the Jury thereupon found them both Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Francis Cooleman , of the Parish of Hillendon , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Samuel Neale , on the 28th of May last, about two in the Night, and taking thence three Cloath Coats, value 3 l. 10 s. a Cloath Wastcoat, two yards of Tamareene Stuff, and a Pen-knife . The Prosecutor said, that his House was broke open, and he lost several Goods; upon which he got some of his Neighbours to pursue them, who accordingly did, and overtook the Prisoner near Acton, who had one of the Coats upon his Back, and the rest of the Coats in a Bag, and the Pen-knife in his Pocket. The Prisoner denied the Fact; saying that he was coming along the Road early in the Morning, he found the things and took them up: As for the Burglary, it was not so plain against him, he was Acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Jones , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for stealing 50 l. weight of Beef, value Twenty five Shillings , the Goods of John Fox , on the 17th of May last. The Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

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Jane Squire , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing one Iron half Hundred Weight, value Seven Shillings, and two Seven pound Weights, value Two Shillings , the Goods of Philip Clement , on the 23d April last. The Prosecutor said, that he lost several Weights out of Spittle-fields Market , and found them sold by the Prisoner, who utterly denied the Fact, saying that the Weights were her own, and left her by her Husband, who is since dead. The Jury considering the Matter Acquitted her.

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John Harris , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Hogshead of Rape-oyl, value Eight Pounds , the Goods of James Mould , on the First of March last. The first Evidence deposed, that the Goods were rolled off the Key, and found in Bosse-Alley by Billingsgate. Another Evidence deposed, that he was called by the Prisoner, to help him roll a Cask of Brandy as he told him; and as they were rolling it, the Custom-house Officers came and seized it, supposing it to be Uncustomed Goods. But the next Morning the Oyl was mist, and upon Enquiry the Goods were found. The Prisoner denied the Fact; saying he was hired by a Gentleman to get it to be Lodg'd that Night for him; and told him, he must get some Body else to help him, and he would give him good Satisfaction; but he could not prove it, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the said Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

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James Jones of the Parish of St. Mary Abchurch , was Indicted upon the new Act, for privately stealing Fifty two yards of Norwich Stuff, value Forty Shillings , the Goods of John Burton , on the Twenty fourth of May last. The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner came into the Ware-house and took the Goods; but the Evidence being in a Counting house, saw him through a hole made for that purpose; and the Prisoner was going away, he stept out and took hold of him, and found the Goods upon him in his Apron. The Prisoner had little to say for himself, saying that it was his first Fact, but that did not avail him. But the Jury considering the matter found him Guilty of Publickly Stealing .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Samuel Barber , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, value Twenty Shillings, a Serge Apron Four Shillings, with divers other Goods , on the Sixteenth day of May last, the Goods of Peter Diamond . The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying that he knew nothing of it, nor never saw any of the things in all his Life; but said, there

was another Boy that made his Escape when they laid hold of him, and that he might Steal them; and nothing being taken upon him, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him.

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Robert Dale , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing divers Plow-Irons, fixed to the Plow of Joseph Tayler , on the Twelfth of May last ; and likewise was Indicted a second time, for Feloniously stealing other Plow-Irons from John Hart , on the said Twelfth of May . The Prosecutors said they lost their Irons out of their Plows, out of the Field, which were afterwards found upon the Prisoner at Islington, who being taken and brought before the Justice, confest that he took them away, but upon his Tryal he denied it, saying he found them lying in a Foot-path by the way-side, in two several Parcels, but could not prove it, or call any to his Reputation. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of both Indictments.

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Everson, alias Dale , of the Parish of St. James Dukes Place , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing Two hundred and twenty yards of Kersey Cloath, value Twenty four Pounds; the Goods of Walter Kent , on the Eighth of November , in the Eighth Year of his Majesty's Reign . The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he knew nothing of it, and there not being sufficient Evidence to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

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Benjamin Willis , of the Parish of St. Ann Black-fryars , was Indicted for the Murther of one Thomas Harrowson , on the Twenty ninth of March last, by giving him one Mortal Bruse with a Pint Pot, value Twelve Pence, on the left side of the Head, of which he Languished to the Fifth of April following, and then died . The Evidence deposed that he was with the Deceased, who was washing of Vessels at a Derby Ale Brew-house, he being a Servant there; and that the Prisoner came to him, and askt him how many Pints of Derby Ale he drew for some Gentlemen, with that he replied one; then the Prisoner said that he was a Cheating Rogue and Rascal, for he did believe that he had drawn Three: With that words arose, and the Deceased struck the Prisoner over the Eyes with a Whisk; then they struck one another; and the Deceased having thrown his Whisk away at the Prisoner, and stooping down to reach something else; in the mean time the Prisoner threw the Pint Pot, and hit the Deceased on the left part of the Head, upon which he fell a Bleeding, and Bled for Four hours together. The Prisoner did not deny but that he threw the Pot, but said that he had no design to kill him, he called divers Witnesses to his Reputation, who said that he was always friendly and kind to Servants, and that particularly he had shewed great respect to the Deceased at divers times, when he had offended, thinking by fair means to work him to his Obedience. The Jury having considered the matter found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Bridget Court, alias Smith , of the Parish of Hanwell , was Indicted for secretly taking a Canvas Bag, value a Penny, and Five Shillings one Penny Farthing in Monies Numbred, the Monies of Magdalane Lambert , Widow , on the Twelfth of April last ; there was not sufficient Evidence to Convict her, she was Acquitted .

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Benjamin Barton , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for the wilful Murther of one John Jones , on the Third of May last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword, value Five Shillings, on the right part of the Belly, near the short Ribbs, of the length of an Inch, and of the depth of Five Inches, of which he instantly died . It appeared that the Deceased was a Marshals-Court-Officer , and was imployed to Arrest the Prisoner; but the Prisoner was discovered to be in an Ale-house about Red-Lyon-Square , in a little Drinking-Box: The Plaintiff, and the Officers Follower went to him, and told him that there was an Action against him, with that he had them to stand off, and Swore, that if any Body should come into the Room, he would stick the first Man that should open the Door. The Officers Follower, and the Plaintiff, went and found the Officer, who coming, opened the Door; with that the Prisoner drew his Sword and run him into the Belly. Another Evidence said, that he did hear the Prisoner say, when he was taken, that he was afraid he had killed a Man. He had very little to say in his own behalf, and the matter being so positively proved against him; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of wilful Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

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Sarah Demsdale, alias Dobson , and Judith Cumbey , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Currant Coyn of this Kingdom, on the Twenty seventh of April last ; the first Evidence deposed, that she did see Cumbey come to Dobson with some Counterfeit Money, and desired her to Feague it for her; upon which she replied she had no Stuff to do it with; sometime after Cumbey came to her again, and she did see Dobson Feague some Six pences, and Cumbey askt her if she would go and live with her, with that she agreed, and she hired a Room for her in Shandois street ; which being afterwards Search'd, they found false Money, Crucibles, Flasks, and other things fitting for that wicked Trade: Dobson denied the Fact, saying that she knew nothing of it; but that did not avail her, for she had been an old Offender, and had been pardoned for such Offences before; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty ; and there being not sufficient Evidence to Convict Cumbey she was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

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William Coarts , of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Four Carcases of Veal, value seven Pounds, on the Seventeenth of May last . The Prosecutor said that he lost his Calves, which were afterwards found upon the Prisoner, and two others, who made their escape, as likewise the Prisoner, who endeavoured also to escape, but was taken. He denied it, saying, that coming by, one of the Two Men askt him to Drink, and they were stealing the Calves. But in the mean time, they being like to be taken, they escaped, and that he likewise run away for fear; but that did not a-him; he could not call any to prove his Reputation,

the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Samuel Clarke , of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate , was Indicted on the New Act, for privately stealing Thirty six Silk Tippets, value Forty Shillings; Eighty four Silk Caps, value Five Pounds, and Three pair of Silk Gloves from Elizabeth Watson , Spinster , on the Twenty second of May last. The Prosecutor said that her Shop was broke open, and her Goods gone ; upon which she got a Warrant to search, and found some of the Goods in a Womans Custody, who produced the Prisoner, saying she had them of him: The Prisoner did not deny he gave her the things to sell, but denied the Fact, saying he found them hid under some Logs upon Tower-hill, by some Boys, who he watched till they went away, and then took the things, but could not prove it. The Jury considering the Matter found him Guilty of publickly stealing the Goods .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Mary Lyddall , of the Parish of St. Magarets Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silk Gown, a Silk Petticoat, an Indian Callico-Petticoat, with divers other Goods, from John Browne , on the Eighth of April last . The Prosecutor said, that she came to take a Lodging at his House, but took her opportunity to take the Goods, which she confest she had Pawned when she was before the Justice. The Prisoner utterly denied it on her Tryal, saying she did not steal any thing, but that the Goods were brought to her Chamber, but she could not prove it, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Ezra Batte , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing Eight pound weight of Ballandine Silk, value Eight Pounds, and Two Ounces of Hardass, from Richard Selwood , on the Twenty eight of April last . The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner was Servant to Mr. Selwood, and as they were at Work, he saw the Prisoner put a Bobbin of Silk into his Pocket, which was his Masters, with that he told it to the Foreman, who told it to his Master, who searching him, found it about him in a Fob-Pocket, which was made in the Skirt of his Wast-coat, upon which he examined him, and he confest that he had wronged him at divers times of several quantities of Silk. The Prisoner upon his Trial could not deny it, thereupon the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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John How , of the Parish of Kensington , was Indicted for the Murther of one Abraham Hinchman , on the Twenty fourth of April last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a certain Musquet of the value of Seven Shillings and Six Pence, laden with Gun-Powder, and a Leaden shot, and by shooting of the same on the upper part of the Belly near the Navel, of the depth of four Inches, and of the breadth of three Inches, of which he soon after died . The First Evidence Deposed, that she and the Deceased with some others, were Drinking at the Kings-head at Kensington , after which they paid their Reckoning, and were going away; but it happening that a Cake was broken in a Basket, upon which Mr. Hinchman told the Maid that he would satisfy her for it, upon which she seemed contented. But another Person that was with them said to him, What occasion have you to pay for the Cake that is broke? upon which the Prisoner came out with a Musquet, and swore that they should pay for it, or he would shoot him; with that the Deceased made towards him, upon which the Prisoner Cock'd the Musquet; with that the Deceased said, sure your Gun is not Charged; but he replied, that he should find that it was; and as he drew near to the Prisoner, he Discharged it into the Deceased's Belly. The Prisoner could not deny the Fact, but said, that the Deceased's Friend would have drawn his Sword against him; upon which he ran and fetcht the Gun, but said that he did not know that it was Charged. He called abundance of People to his Reputation; after which the Jury considering the Matter, found him Guilty of Man-slaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Uriah, alias Hugh Remington , of the Parish of St. James's in the Liberty of Westminster , was Indicted for assaulting one Thomas Harris on the High way, on the 15th of May last, and taking from him a Laced Cambrick Handkerchief, value 10 s. and a pocket Bible 2 s. It appeared that they were Fighting together, and in the Scuffle the Goods was gone. It did not appear to be any Felonious Act, the Jury Acquitted him.

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John Tawdrell , Edward Clift , and William Paine , all Three of the Parish of St. James, in the Liberty of Westminster , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Bernard Mountague , on the 13th of May last, between Twelve and Two in the Night, and taking thence a quarter of a pound of Tobacco, and a Vessel of Punch . The Prosecutor said that his House was broke, and his Goods gone; but upon Enquiry heard that it was in Tawdrell's House, where it was found; but it did not appear they stole it, but that they found it hid in a Dung-hill, covered with Dung; and one of them stuck a Pitch-fork upon the Cask, as he was removing the Dung, the Jury thereupon Acquitted them.

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Ann Cook , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Laced Holland Handkerchief, a Muslin Cornet, and divers other Goods of John Corke , on the 23d of May last . The Prosecutor said, that the Prisoner and two more, came to drink at his House, and that while his Maid was busy, and her back was turned, they took the Goods. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, saying it was her first Crime, and that they sold the Goods and spent the Money. The Jury considering the Matter found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Margaret Fountain , of the Parish of Edmonton , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Thomas Cranaway , on the 25th of November , in the 10th year of his Majesty's Reign, and taking thence a Hat, a pair of Sheets, and divers other of his Goods, a Clock, three Sheets, seven Plates, and divers other Goods of Sarah Caudell . The Prosecuter declared, that he did not know the Prisoner, nor could not tell whether she was the Person that Robbed him, the Jury thereupon Acquitted her.

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Simon Garrard , of the Parish of Little Alhallows , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Brass Locks, and 2 Iron Locks , the Goods of Ambrose Crowley , on the 14th of April last, to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-32

Philip Sison , and Mary Sison , of the Parish of Trinity-Minories , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary for breaking the House of John Toleson , on the 13th of April last, and taking thence 328 Gallons of Stale Beer, 32 Gallons of Black Cherry-Beer, 40 Gallons of Double Beer, with divers other Goods ; the Prosecutor said, That he lost at several times divers considerable Quantities of Drink and Bottles, and searching the Prisoner's House he found a Tub full of Drink in his Seller. The Prisoner Philip declared that he knew not any thing of it; the Jury thereupon acquitted him, and found his Wife Guilty (she being an old Offender) to the Value of Ten Pence .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-33

Edward Pontlkin and William Carpenter , of the Parish of Stepny , were Indicted for stealing 150 Cross barr Shot , on the 15th of May last, the Goods of John Bromwell , Gent. The Prosecutor said, that the Shot was stollen out of a Ship and sold by the Prisoners, who had little to say for themselves; the Jury thereupon found them Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-34

Susanna Broadhurst was Indicted for a Misdemeanour, for endeavouring to procure one William Orrel to swear High Treason for counterfeiting the Coyn of this Kingdom, against James Lee , and John Hibbs . The Fact was fully proved against her, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty of the said Misdemeanour.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-35

Solomon Hewit , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was Indicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the currant Coyn of this Kingdom, on the 2d of March , in the Tenth Year of his Majesty's Reign : It appeared that the Prisoner at several times sold counterfeit Money, and declared that he made it. One Evidence said, he saw him Coyn in Surry; but upon searching his House in an Alley by Bunhill-Fields , they found all sorts-of things sitting for the Trade. He had been an old Offender in this Kind, and taken formerly and made his Escape. The Prisoner had very little to say in his own Defence, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-36

Eleanor Sutton , Jane Cox and Ann Wilks , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , were Indicted upon 2 Indictments, the first for stealing from Thomas Chatburn , on the 15th of May last, a Shirt, and 20 s. in Money, numbred, with divers other Goods . The second for taking divers Goods from Thomazin Cook , Widow ; the Indictments were fully proved against Sutton, and the other Two being accessaries, were all found Guilty .

[Sutton: Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-37

John Wilson was Indicted upon 2 Indictments for the High-Way committed on the 14th of September last, the first at Eling on John Giles , and taking from him 10 s. in Money, numbred . The second on Roger Stephenson , at Kensington , and taking from him a Bay Gelding a Bridle and Saddle, and 20 s. in Money, numbred . The Evidence on both Indictments was not sufficient to convict him, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t16990524-38

Ann Woollard was a second time Indicted for stealing a Candlestick and other Goods , from Elizabeth Moodey , on the 19th of May last. There was no Evidence against her, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-39

John Fulmore , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was Indicted for Marrying two Wives, the first for Marrying Dorothy Stephens , Spinster , on the 1st of July last, and the second for Marrying Elizabeth Price , Widow , his first Wife being still alive . There was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-40

Thomas Moore was Indicted for a Misdemeanour, for writing and publishing a most wicked, Prophane, Seditious and Devilish Libel, called, Aurea Clavis, in which was contained many Devilish and Wicked Sentences . The Fact was plainly proved against him, and he likewise confest that he was of the Sect of the Origenists. He was thereupon found Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-41

William Walter , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for stealing a Brown Gelding from Walter Burton on the 1st of Septemb. last . It appeared that he sold the Gelding, and he could give no good Account how he came by it; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-42

John Drury , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing a Feather-Bed, and divers Houshold Goods , from Sarah Boles Widow , on the 21st of January last. The Jury having considered the matter found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-43

Sarah Kirkham , of White-Chapel , was Indicted for Felony, for being accessary after a Fact committed by one William Dicket , alias Coffee, and John Godin , alias Plump , on the 19th of April last. The Evidence was not sufficient to Convict her, she was Acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-44

Elizabeth Gray , of the Parish of White-Chapel , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Dimity Petty-coat, a Muslin Night-rayle, and a Gold Ring, with divers other Goods , from Thomas Wosterne , on the 11th of May last, to which Indictment she plead Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-45

John Miller , and Godfrey Caswell , both of the Parish of Harrow on the Hill , were Indicted upon two Indictments, the first for stealing six yards of Flaxen Cloath, value 30 s. on the 20th of April last, the Goods of John Page , for which they were found Guilty : The Second for a Burglary, for Breaking the House of John Dewy at the same time, and taking thence a Cloath Coat, with divers other Goods , for which they were found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-46

William Claridge , was Indicted for stealing divers Goods from John Parr , and William Wheeler , on the 24 of April last, but was Acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-47

John Holmes , and Richard Cooper , of St. Anns Westminster , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of Jane Catherine Glew , on the 21st of May last , the Goods were taken on Holmes, whereupon he was found Guilty , and nothing on Cooper, he was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-48

Martha Williams , of Stepney , was Indicted for stealing a Cane, value 10 s. from George Swallow , on the 29th of April last, for which she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-49

Thomas Cooper , William Newman , Alexander, alias John Johnson , and John Truelove , of Paddington , were Indicted for stealing a black Bullock, value 10 l. on the 24 of April last, from Richard Randall , they were all Acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-50

Alice Flood, alias Moone , of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for stealing a Suit of Muslin Head Cloaths, with divers other Goods , of William Temple , on the 17th of April last, for which she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16990524-51

Richard Armstrong , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for wilful and corrupt Perjury ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

Reference Number: t16990524-52

Gibson St. Leger , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for speaking divers dangerous and seditious Words against his present Majesty King William . The Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him for the said Offence, he was Acquitted , and in open Court took the Oaths of Allegiance, and Fidelity to his Majesty.

Reference Number: t16990524-53

William Buttler , was likewise Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for speaking divers dangerous and seditious Words against his present Majesty, and his Grace the Arch bishop of Canterbury ; the Fact was fully proved against him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: s16990524-1

The Presentment of the Grand Jury, Sworn to Enquire for the Body of the City of London, at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey, London, the 24th of this Instant May, do present as followeth.

IMprimis, We Present, that by an Act of Parliament made in the Eleventh Year of King Henry VII. all Persons selling in any Unsealed Measures, the Party so offending shall Forfeit for the First Offence 6 s. 8 d. for the second Offence 13 s. 4 d. and for the third Offence to forfeit 20 s. and set upon the Pillory. And that by another Act of Parliament, made in the 16th year of King Charles I. all and every Person, selling any sort of Goods, in any Unsealed Measure, shall for every Offence Forfeit the Sum of 5 s. And that by another Act of Parliament, made in the 2d. Tear of the Reign of his present Majesty, and the late Queen Mary, every Person selling in any Unsealed Measure shall for every Offence forfeit the Sum of 50 s. which said Acts of Parliament, for want of due Encouragement, the Execution of the same have been totally neglected, which is, and may be very Prejudicial to all his Majesty's Subjects resorting and inhabiting within this City and Liberties, especially the Poor resorting to Brew-houses and other Publick Places: All which we earnestly recommend to this Honourable Court, that all imaginable care may be taken, that the Laws may be speedily Executed for redressing of the said Offences.

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth, viz.

Received Sentence of Death, 5.

Benjamin Barton, Sarah Demsdale alias Dobson, Solomon Hewit, John Holmes, and William Walter.

Sarah Demsdale pleaded she was with Quick Child, and a Jury of Matrons being impanelled, found that she was not with Quick Child.

Burnt in the visible part of the Left Cheek, near the Nose, (according to the New Act of Parliament) 2.

James Jones, and Samuel Clarke.

Burnt in the Hand, 21.

Dennis Bonsellers, Philip Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke, Humphry Chapman, Francis Coleman, William Coarts, William Carpenter, Godfrey Caswell, Robert Dale, Daniel Goldsmith, Simon Gerrard, Elizabeth Gray, John Harris, John How, Mary Lyddal, John Miller, Edward Pontkin, Sarah Sheward alias Smith, Eleana Sutton, Andrew Trapps, and Benjamin Willis.

To be Whippp'd, 8.

Ezra Battee, Ann Cook, John Drury, Alice Flood, alias Moone, Richard Loe, Mary Sison, Thomas Wood, and Martha Williams.

Susan Broadhurst Fined 20 Marks, and to remain in Prison, till she pay the same, and stand 3 times in the Pillory, at the May pole in the Strand, Charing-cross, and Westminster hall.

Thomas Moore Fined 20 Nobles, and find Sureties for 12 Months.

William Buttler, Fined 100 l. and Sureties for 12 Months.

Reference Number: a16990524-1

ADVERTISEMENTS.

A New way of Glass-cupping, performed without Fire, Lamp, or Mouth-Suction, Invented by F. Hawksbee only, in Queens-head Court in Guiltspur-street, just without Newgate, who now for the publick good selleth the Engine, Glasses, Scarrifying Flems, and all other appurtenances that compleats its Practice; which is so easie, that upon sight of the manner of the Operation, any person is capable of performing it. He hath Glasses that will Cup a whole Finger or Toe at once, besides others larger and smaller than can be useful any other way, several Glasses being to be applied at a time where there is occasion, and but one small Engine required in the use of them all; the suction to be continued to any degree, as the Operator shall find necessary. Attendance is daily given at the place aforesaid, to show the manner of the Operation to any Physician or Surgeon that shall desire it, it being now practised by several Eminent Surgeons of this City.

WHereas of late some Persons, particularly the last Execution, have published an Account of the Confession of the Condemn'd Criminals: The Reverend Mr. Allen, now Ordinary, thinks fit to acquaint the World, to prevent their being imposed upon for the future, that they are utterly false, and that no true Account of the Condemned Prisoners Behaviour, Confessions, and last Dying Speeches, can be given till next day Eleven of the Clock, which is Attested under his Hand; and constantly printed for E. Mellet, next Door to the King's-Arms Tavern near Fleet-bridge.

W. Elmy, Professor of Physick, and Operator, of known Integrity, Liveth at the Blue Ball in Whalebone-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 cureable, and at first sight, by Inspection, resolves the Patient if so or not, as most eminent Persons of Quality can testify.

I have Remedies ready prepared for the Preservation of the Hearing in those who through some great Defects in the Sounding Membrane, and other Impediments in the Auditory Paslages, are not perfectly Cureable, which Remedies preserve them from ever growing worse, and improves their Hearing in Old Age. I could mention Hundred of Patients that I have Cured, and make no doubt but this famous City is satisfied in the Ability and Care of yours, W. Elmy.

There are some in a Counterfeit way pretend the same.

He hath likewise a PILL which cleanseth the Blood from all Impurities, Infallibly Curing the Scurvy. It Cures the Head-ach to Admiration, taking away Vapours offensive to the Brain: It creates a good Stomach and Digestion, takes away sharpness of Urine, cleanseth the Reins, and being a certain and present Remedy for the Govt. It Cures all Joynt-Pains, resists Fevers and Surfeits, and preserves the Body in perfect Health. He hath Boxes of several Prices, according as Necessity requires, with Directions, from 1 s. 6 d. to 3 s. and from 3 s. to 6 s.

He hath likewise a most excellent Gargarism or Mouth-Water, which will make black or yellow Teeth as white as Ivory in a few times using, and it will certainly Cure the Scurvy, and all other Diseases incident to the Mouth, Teeth, and Gums. The Glasses are of several Prices, with Directions.

*** That you may make no mistake, my Sign is the Blue Ball.

The above-said Pills and Gargarism may be had of J. Mayor, Printer and Stationer, next Door to the Castle-Tavern in Fleet-street.


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