Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th October 1699.
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THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Kings 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 11, 12, 13, and 14th. Days of October, 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 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Days of October, 1699. Before the Right Honourable Sir FRANCIS CHILD , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell , Knight, 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 Clarke ,

William Christopher ,

Thomas Wharton ,

George Kimble ,

James Church ,

John Whistler ,

George Ludlam ,

Richard Kemble ,

John Clarke ,

Stephen Broughton ,

Joseph Shepherd ,

Thomas Wickham .

Middlesex Jury.

Henry Russell , Gent.

William Kidgell ,

Thomas Fryer ,

Benjamin Wilks ,

Thomas Wilks ,

James Bird ,

Robert Hopkins ,

John Johnson ,

Samuel Morris ,

John Tims ,

Thomas Hall ,

Robert Rogers .

The Proceedings were these.

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Francis Child , of the Parish of Alhallows Barking , was Indicted for feloniously breaking the Warehouse of Michael Perrey , Thomas Lane , and Richard Perrey , and privately stealing thence 83 pound weight of Tobacco, value 3 l. on the 18th. of September last . The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner came to him about Eleven a Clock at Night, and ask'd him if he would Drink; upon which he consented, but the Reckoning being to be paid, the Prisoner had no Money to pay, upon which he desired him to tarry till he fetcht some; which he did; then he askt him, if he would drink any more, and he replyed, no; but the hour of Twelve being come, the Watchman went his Rounds, and in the mean time the Prisoner climbed up a Post, got upon a Pent-house, and so into the Warehouse, and tied a Sack to a Window by a Rope, but he was discovered by the Watchman putting the Goods into the Sack, upon which he slipt down by the Rope into a place between two Gates, where he could not make his escape, but was taken, and his Hands were found blistered by the Rope, He denied the Fact, saying, he was a New England Man born, was in Drink, and fell asleep there before the Gates were shut, and denied he ever saw the Watchman before in all his Life. The Jury thereupon considering the matter, found him Guilty under the value of 5 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Henry Marshal , of the Parish of St. Catharine Creechurch , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Callico Quilt, value 30 s. a Rug, a Blanket, two pair of Holland Sheets, a Womans Holland Shift, with divers other Goods of Sampson Gideon , on the 4th of October last. The Prosecutor said, that as he sat at Supper, some of his Neighbours came and told him that his Goods were thrown out of his Window, upon which he thought the Thief might be in the House, but searching, could find none; at length, another Person, who had pursued the Prisoner, brought him word, that he had taken such a one, with such Goods upon him, upon which, coming to see them, he owned them to be his. Another Evidence declared he saw the Prisoner take up the Goods off the Ground, and go his ways with them. He denied the Fact, saying, he saw them he upon some Loggs, left by a Woman; he took them up, and carried them away, but did not steal them; he could not prove it, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Harrison , of the Parish of St. Magdalen Milk-street , was Indicted for privately staling 36 Yards of Grazett Stuff. value 3 l the Goods of James Buccoe , on the 15th of September last. It appeared there was no body in the Shop at that time but a little Boy, and the Prisoner and another Woman came in, and askt for his Master, pretending to buy some Goods, but they took their Opportunity, as they were talking with the Boy, to take the Goods ; and went their ways, telling the Boy, they would go into Cheapside, and call again as they came back, but the Boy missing the Goods, pursued after them, and took the Prisoner in the Castle Tavern Yard, where she stooping down, conveyed

t between her and the Wall, where it was found. She denied the Fact, saying, she knew nothing of it, but that did not avail her, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Jane Blair , of the Parish of St. Swithens , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Thomas Tooley on the 24th. of August last, about Nine in the Night, and taking thence three Silk Gowns, three Silk Petticoats, six Silver Porringers, a Salt, six Castors, a Cup, a Tankard, six Guinea's, and 11 l. 17 s. 6 d. in Silver . The Prosecutor declared, that the Prisoner had been her Servant a little before, but was gone from her; that when they were all in Bed, the Prisoner came into the House by a false Key, and took the Goods, and was going away, but being heard, they cried out, Thieves; upon which the Prisoner ran down stairs, and lock'd the Door after her, and was making her Escape, but was stopt by the Constable, who did not hear the Out-cry, but he mistrusting her, searched her, and found the false Key about her, and the rest of the Goods; upon which, he committed her to the Counter, and making Enquiry the next Morning, if any body had lost such Goods, at length they were owned. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, saying, it was the first that ever she committed, and would throw her self upon the Mercy of the Bench; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Roger Hackney , of the Parish of St. Michael's Queenhith , was Indicted for feloniously stealing four Silk Handkerchiefs, the Goods of John Deane , and three Yards of Muslin, the Goods of Mary Cullen , Widow , on the 6th. of April , in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign. The Evidence against him was not sufficient to convict him, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

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Mary Smith , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the East , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two Holland Shifts, a Diaper Table Cloath, two black Hoods, the Goods of Ellinor Price , Widow , eight laced Neckcloaths, and four pair of Sleeves, the Goods of James Dennison . The Prosecutor declared, that she came with a Sham-Letter, pretending she came from some of her Relations, who desired that she would take care of her, upon which, she took her into her Lodging, that Night, but the Prisoner took her Opportunity the next day and went away with the Goods, but upon search, found the Prisoner in Hartshorn-Lane with a pair of her Cloggs upon her Feet. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she knew nothing of it, and as for the Cloggs, it being dirty Weather, she borrowed them of her, but could not prove it. The Jury having considered the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Henry Jackson, alias Perry , and Elizabeth Berry, alias Ford , both of the Parish of Stepney , were Indicted for Breaking the Dwelling-House of the Lady Alice Row in the Day-time on the First of October last, and taking thence a sad-coloured Silk Gown, an Atlas Petticoat, three Gold Fringes, eight Silver Spoons, four Tea-Spoons, a Silver Mug, an Ear-ring with an Emerald, and 12 l. in Monies numbred, the Goods and Monies of the Lady Alice Row; and a Callico Shirt, two pair of Sleeves, a Silver Spoon and Fork, the Goods of James Cook , Gent. The Prosecutor deposed, that she was at Church with her Family when the Fact was done, and coming home, went to open the Door, found it fast, that she could not open it; upon that, they went to the Back-door, upon which she saw they had endeavoured to break in at the Kitchen window: But getting into the House, found that they had broke through an old empty House into her Chamber, and went away with the Goods. Another Evidence said, he met the Man Prisoner at the same time with a Bundle of the Goods. The Lady making Enquiry, and describing such a Person, he was found by a Constable, who took him up for a Riot, but he was acquitted of that, yet he would not let him go, till the Lady had seen him; upon which, being carried before a Justice, and searching him, found the Shirt of Mr. Cook upon his back. He denied the Fact, saying, he bought the Shirt of an Old Man in White-chappel, but could not prove it, or call any to his Reputation, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty . But there being no Evidence to affect the Woman, she was thereupon acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Clarke and Mary Sysom , both of the Parish of Stepney , were Indicted for feloniously stealing two Suits of laced Head-cloaths, a Dimitty Petticoat, and 40 s. in Monies numbred, the Goods and Monies of Leonard Rawlins , on the 25th. of September last . The Prosecutor deposed, that the two Prisoners came in to Drink, and after some time, one of them went away, a little while after, going up stairs, the Goods were missing, and Clarke was for making her Escape out of the Back-door; but being taken, was brought back again and search'd, and found two Suits of Head-cloaths upon her; upon which, she restored the Money, and begged they would be favourable to her: But upon her Tryal utterly denied the Fact, saying, she knew nothing of it. The Evidence against Sysom was not sufficient to convict her, she was acquitted , and the other found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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John Harding , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Breaking the Dwelling-House of Edward Sanders in the Day-time, no Person being therein, on the 27th. of September last, and taking thence two Nests of Cyprus and Wallnut-Tree Drawers, a Wallnut-Tree Table, three Drugget Curtains, a Suit of Drugget Vallens, and six Clouts . The Prosecutor's Wife said, that she was gone to a Neighbour's House, and coming home, found her Goods a Removing, upon which, she cried out Thieves, and People coming to her Assistance, the Prisoner was taken. The Prisoner upon his Tryal said, that he took no more than what was his own, saying, he had married the Prosecutor's Mother, and that she had taken his Goods, and gave them to her Daughter; but he could not prove that, and the Prosecutor alledged that she bought them with her Money, and called Witnesses to prove the same; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the Felony only, and acquitted him of the Robbery .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Winder, alias Windrum , of the Parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Hood, four Muslin Sleeves, a Cornet, a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, three laced Pinners, a blew Apron, and divers other Goods of Rebekah Askew , Spinster , on the First of August last. The Prosecutor said, that the Prisoner and she lodged together, and that she having an occasion to Dine abroad, when she came home, could not get admittance that Night, but opening the Door the next day, found her Goods gone, and a false Key in the Lock of her Box, upon which, she went in search of her, and at length found her with some of the Goods upon her. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she borrowed the things of her, but could not prove it, nor call any to her Reputation: The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Margaret Dewty , of the Parish of St. Thomas Apostles , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two pair of Sleeves from William East on the 4th. of October last . The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner came into his House, and took the Goods, which were found upon her. She had little to say for her self, saying, she would throw her self upon the Mercy of the Bench. The Jury having considered the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Richard Holden, alias Brown , of the Parish of St. James Duke's-Place , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, two Musling Head-dresses, a Hood and Scarf, a Holland Shirt, and a Holland Apron from Abraham Lopez de Cordova on the 4th. of October last . It appeared that the Prisoner came into the House, and took the Goods, but was seen by the Maid, who cryed out, Thieves; upon which he was stopt, and the Goods taken upon him. He denied the Fact, saying, he never touch'd any of the Goods, but it plainly proving to the contrary, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Thomas Walker , of the Parish of Heston , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery for breaking the House of Anne Ward , Widow , in the Day time, no Person being therein, on the 19th of September last, and taking thence a laced Handkerchief, a Holland Apron, two Coifs, with divers other Goods . The Prosecutor said, that she lock'd her Door when she went out, and took the Key with her, and when she came home, she found a great Hole broke in the Wall, that a Man might creep in at, and her Goods gone. Another Evidence deposed, that he saw the Prisoner coming out of the Hole, upon which he took him. He denied the Fact, saying, that he never took the value of a Pin from her, but that did not avail him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. and acquitted him of the Robbery.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Jane Metcalfe , of the Parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two Silk

Scarfs, a Hood, a Holland Apron, a Bolster, and two Pillows, the Goods of Jacob Acon , on the 19th. of September last. The Prosecutor said, that she came to his House to take a Lodging, and being there some time, took the Opportunity to take the Goods, and went her ways, but being taken afterwards, confess'd that she had pawned some of the Goods in Harlow-street, where they were found. Another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner confess'd where more of the Goods was at a House in Bishopsgate-street. The Prisoner had little to say for her self, saying, it was her first Fact, and she would rely upon the Mercy of the Bench. The Jury having considered the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Mary Conner , of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Hood and a Scarf, with a Gause Hood, the Goods of Margaret Rand , Spinster ; and a Hood and Scarf, the Goods of Mary Hesley , Spinster; and a Holland Sheet, the Goods of Isaac Rand , on the 6th. of October last . Mr. Isaac Rand deposed, that he had been out, and coming home, he met the Prisoner in his House with a lap full of Goods, upon which he mistrusted her to be an Idle Body; upon looking on the Goods, he knew some of them to be his, and the rest belonging to his Relations; upon which he seized her. She denied the Fact, saying, she knew nothing of it, and would freely rely upon the Mercy of the Bench: The Jury having considered the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Thomas Palmer , of the Parish of St. Christophers , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Wast-coat, and a pair of Cloath Breeches, the Goods of John Granger , and a Frize Coat, the Goods of Charles Gregory . The Evidence was a Boy, who going into his Chamber, found the Prisoner under the Bed, upon which he cried out, Thieves; upon which he got up, and run into a Garret, and hid himself behind some Brushes, where he was found with the Goods upon him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but said, that he did go up stairs to meet a Man of his Acquaintance, but never had any of the Goods, but that did not avail him, neither could he call any to his Reputation: The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Yarron , of the Parish of Little Alhallows , was Indicted for feloniously stealing two Brass Locks, and two Iron Locks from Ambrose Crowley on the 14th. of April last . There not being sufficient Evidence to convict her, the Jury therupon acquitted her.

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Ann Edmonds , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was Indicted for privately stealing two Yards of Muslin, value 5 s. 6 d. the Goods of William Bailey , on the 26th. of September last. The Prosecutor said, that the Prisoner came into his Shop, pretending to buy some Muslin, and she took her Opportunity to convey the same under her Scarf , which being presently mist, they charged her with it, and she dropt it upon the Ground just by her. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she knew nothing of it, but that did not avail her, and she could give no good Account of her self, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty to the value of 3 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Mary Butler, alias Strickland , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for forging a Bond in the Name of the Worshipful Sir Robert Clayton , Knight , and Alderman of this City, for 40000 l. with a Condition to pay 1200 l. a Year, with Interest, and after the Decease of the said Sir Robert, there should be 20000 l. paid her within six Months, which Bond had a Seal, and witnessed by four Persons . The first Evidence was one Mr. Woodward, an Eminent Attorney in this City, who deposed, that the Prisoner had been his Client for several Years past, and about two or three Years since she came to him, and brought him a Bond to look over, and desired him that another should be drawn by it, which Bond was signed Robert Clayton, and had a Seal affixed to it, and the Names of four Witnesses subscribed to the same, and was of the Penalty of 40000 l. and dated in the Year 1687. or thereabouts, to pay 1200 l. yearly so long as Sir Robert should live, and after his Decease, for Payment of the Sum of 20000 l. Upon which she desired him that it might be kept a great Secret, and that his Servants should not know any thing of it, for that it was to be delivered up to Sir Robert, and she was to disclaim her Interest by a Bill in Chancery, and told him that she had received Money upon the said Bond, and did deny him to cast up what was in Arrear, which he did, [Text unreadable in original.] of the Bond to draw the other by, by reason it was a special Condition (which Copy he produced in Court) and said, that he did believe it to be a true Copy of the same, and afterwards he drew a Bond of the Penalty of 54000 l. for Payment of 27000 l. upon which he told her, it was a great Sum, and did require People of some Credit, to see it executed, and offered her to be one of the Witnesses to see it done himself; upon which she reply'd, that Sir Robert knew him very well, and did not desire him to be a Witness: Then she took the Bond and the Draught from him, and went her ways, and he did not know what she did with it afterwards. The next Evidence was a very worthy Gentleman, who deposed, that he was present when she was brought before my Lord Chief Justice Holt, and she did then acknowledge that she did cause the Bond to be made by one Lucar, a Scrivener in Bishopsgate-street, and owned that she did it her self, and directed him to make it by her Order. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she was altogether innocent, and never did wrong Sir Robert of any thing in all her Life; she called People to her Reputation, but that did not avail her: The Jury having considered the matter, found her Guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

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N. S. and J. B. of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , Labourer s, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Christopher, alias Cornelius Losvelt in Shadwell aforesaid, on the 30th. of September , 1692. about Eight or Nine of the Clock at Night, and taking thence 200 Gallons of Spirit of Wine, value 50 l. The Prosecutor pretended, that going out of Town the 7th. of September, 1692. he returned the next day, which was sooner than he expected, and then found the said N. S. in his House, who told him, he came there by Order of the said J. B. That the Prosecutor missed at the same time several Spirits, which he believed the said N. S. had taken away, but could not say positively that he did. Whereas it appeared to the Court, that the said Losvelt being indebted to the said J. B. and others in a great Sum of Money, he gave them a Bill of Sale of all his Stills, Spirits, Malt, Molossoes, and all other things belonging to the Stilling Trade about the House. And the said N. S. was put in by the said J. B. and Partners, to keep Possession for them by the consent of the said Losvelt, and was in Possession a great while. And the Bill of Sale being read, and the Partner, in whose Name the Bill of Sale was made, owning that the said N. S. was put in by his Order, it appeared to the Court to be a most villanous and malicious Prosecution, whereupon they were acquitted . But the Prosecutor and his Sollicitor were kept in Court till the Court rose, and then being severely reprimanded by the Court, the Court ordered that the said Losvelt's Sollicitor should never more come into that Court. And the Court ordered that the said J. B. should have a Copy of the Indictment, in order to Prosecute the said Losvelt for his Damages.

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G - Hart , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murther of one John Blissett , Gentleman , on the 23d of September last, by giving him one Mortal wound with a Sword value 5 s. on the right part of the Body, near the Right Pap, of the breadth of half an inch, and of the depth of four inches, of which he languished to the 24th, and then died . He was likewise Indicted upon the Coroners Inquisition. The Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner and the Deceased were at Joe's Coffee-House by the Play-House in Little Lincolns-Inn Fields, where was a Gaming Table, but words arising between them, they went into the Great Fields, where the Prisoner leapt over the Rails, and drew his Sword, and said, That no body but Blissett should come into the Rails; upon which he drew likewise, and got from a Friend of his who had him by the Arm to prevent mischief, and running between two Posts to get through into the Fields, the Prisoner gave him the said Wound; upon which he cried out, That he had done his Business. The Prisoner said, that he never had any Malice against the Deceased, and called Witnesses to prove that they were Drinking together, and was good Friends, that very Evening; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Ignatius Lawson , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborn , was Indicted for High-Treason, for counterfeiting Guineas and Half Guineas, on the 20th of September last : It appeared that the Fact was done in London, and not in Middlesex; he was thereupon acquitted .

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Henry Chapman , of the Parish of St. Mary Le Bow ; was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Assaulting

one Ann Crook , and putting her in fear, and taking from her 22 dozen Yards of Tape, and a Gold Ring, on the 27th of July last . The Prosecutor said, That she met the Prisoner and another Man in Golden-Square in Soho, and the Prisoner pretended that he had a Warrant to Arrest her, and forced her into a Coach, and carried her to one John Atkins House, where one of them took the Tape from her, and she gave the Prisoner her Ring: He had no Warrant, neither was he any Officer; the Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Thomas Pembleton , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted upon two Indictments, the first for stealing three Sows and four Barrow Hogs , from William Paget ; the second for stealing one Sow and one Barrow Hog , from Samuel Edmunds . Paget said he lost seven Hogs, which were found upon one White, who was driving them; as likewise the Sow and Hog of Edmunds: So it did not appear he stole them; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

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Susan Ralph , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Jacob Smith in the Night time, on the 28th of September last, and taking thence a Swan skin Petticoat, six Smocks, and divers other Goods, of Mary Bell , Spinster . It appeared that the House was broke open, and the Goods taken away, which were after wards found upon the Prisoner, who denied the Fact, saying, That she met a Man at the lower-end of Milford Lane, who told her, he had some things to sell, and said she bargain'd with him for 20 s. and she paid him down 10 s. of the Money, and was to pay him 10 s. more if the Goods were not owned: But she could not prove it, or call any to her Reputation; the Jury found her guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

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Ann Parker , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 20 s. the Goods of Robert Nurden , on the 12th of August last; the Evidence against her not being sufficient to convict her, the Jury acquitted her.

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Elizabeth Rich of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup value 3 l. from Peter Mark , on the 26th of September last: It appeared that she pawned the Cup to a Broker for 25 s. but the Prisoner alledged that the Prosecutor was her Grandfather, and that the Money she Pawned it for was laid out for his use, it not appearing to be Felony the Jury acquitted her.

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J - S - , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 76 Gold Rings value 26 l. eight Five and twenty shillings Broad-pieces, two Medals, nineteen Pistols, six Guineas, and 16 l. 15 s. in Silver, the Goods and Money of William Bird , on the 28th of August last : There was no positive Evidence against her, to prove she took them, and she alledging her innocence, calling several to her Reputation, the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

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Thomas Davis , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for Felony; for that he, the 5th of June last, did make an Assault upon one Charity Parrot , Spinster , and with her, against the Order of Nature, had Venery, and with her did commit and perpetrate the abominable Sin called Buggery, not fit to be named . There was no Evidence against him; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

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Elizabeth Perkins , and Adam Lyn , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Nathan Wilcox on the 6th of August last, between Two and Three in the Night, and taking thence a silk Gown, two stuff Gowns, two stuff Petticoats, a pair of Buckles set with stones, a Sable Tippet, a silver Salt, and divers other Goods . The Prosecutor deposed, That Perkins was his Servant , and did let in a Man into the House, as he did suppose, and went away with the Goods, but upon enquiry heard she was gone to Bristol; he sent after her, where she was taken with some of the Goods upon her. She said that she had nothing to say for her self, but would throw her self upon the Mercy of the Bench; the Jury thereupon found her guilty of Felony, and acquitted her of the Burglary . As for Lyn, he proved himself to be in his Bed the Night the Fact was committed; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

[Transportation. See summary.]

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John Bellingham excepted against seven of the Jury, so many fresh Men were empanelled to compleat the same: The Names of the Jury being as followeth.

Henry Russel , Gent.

Thomas Wilks ,

James Bird ,

Robert Hopkins ,

Samuel Morris ,

Robert Finch ,

Brian Turbervill ,

Simon Smith ,

Henry Jones ,

Thomas Dunk ,

Thomas Harper ,

Jonathan Freeman .

John Bellingham was Indicted upon two Indictments, the first for altering an Exchequer Bill of 5 l. with a Farthing a Day Interest, and made it a Bill of 40 l. with 2d a Day Interest for the same, and likewise altered the Endorsement; and that he, after the 6th of August last, knowing the same so to be, did offer the same in payment, with an intent to deceive His Majesties Subjects . He was likewise Indicted for altering the Endorsement of a Bank Bill, and taking out the Name of Sir John Elwell , and putting in the Name of Mr. James Carr . The Evidence upon this last Indictment was not sufficient to convict him, he was acquitted of it; but as to the second Indictment, the first Evidence deposed, That about the 18th or 19th of July last, he met the Prisoner to Lincolns-Inn-Walks, who told him, That he had a business would do him a kindness, and that he had a Bank Bill, but it was not fairly come by. With that he ask'd him, If it was one of Arthur's Bills? And he replied, No. Then he told him, If he could get him some Exchequer Bills, he had a Friend that could make a 5 l. Bill a 10 l. but he would have 30 s. for his pains. With that they parted, and the Evidence communicated the matter to the Trustees of the Exchequer, and got an Exchequer Bill of 5 l. and brought it to the Prisoner, and they agreed together, and he was to have 10 l. for his share, which he afterwards received of the Prisoner. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoners Wife, and one Mrs. Easton, came to his Shop with the Exchequer Bill, the first by the Name of Hill, and the other by the Name of Holmes, and bought as much Linnen as came to 20 l. odd Money, and offered the Bill in payment which was made 40 l. upon which he went out to advise whether it was a good Bill or no, and being told it was a good Bill, he look'd upon it against the Light, and could not see any thing amiss in it; upon which he paid them the rest of the Money. However, being disatisfied, he went to the Exchequer to know the truth of it, being come found it to be only a 5 l. Bill altered, the same the first Evidence produced to the Prisoner; who being taken up, and brought before Secretary Vernon, and being examined about it, after an hours hesitation, he ask'd if there was any Mercy? Upon which it was replied, It was not long since he had received Mercy. Upon which he freely confest the Fact, and said, That no body did it but himself, and showed by what way he did it. It appeared that he was in the Robbery with one Arthur, who robbed the Mail sometime since, who was formerly Executed for the same, and by that means he got the Bank Bills. The Prisoner objected against the first Evidence, and would have had it believed as if he had done it: And for his Confession, he said, That it was an old Maxim in the Law, that what a Person should confess before a Justice, should not be given in Evidence. But it was replied, If there was such a Maxim, it was so old that it was forgotten, but was ask'd, If he could produce any such Record? He replied No. The Jury having considered the matter, found him guilty of the said Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-32

William Watson , of the Parish of Hillendon was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass candlestick, a Tin Pot, and three Ells of Flaxen Cloth, the Goods of John Hill , on the 30th of August last . It appeared that the Prisoner, and some others, were drinking at the Prosecutors House, the Goods were taken away among them, and afterwards found had in a Hedge. The Prisoner did not deny but that he was in the House, but said he did not know any thing of the Goods, but it did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-33

H - J - , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Portmanteau Trunk, and 80 Ells of Cambrick Cloth , the Goods of John Hill , on the 20th of March last: There was no Evidence against him, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t16991011-34

Mary Pemberton and Jane Chatterton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a silk Night Gown, a Quilt, a stuff Petticoat,

and a Suit of laced Head Cloaths , the Goods of Ann Malsfret Spinster , on the 21th of September last. The Prosecutor said that she did Lodge in the Room with them, and when she was gone out they took her Trunk and Goods, and went away with them; which were afterwards found upon them. Chatterton said, The Prosecutor gave her leave to use the Goods, and did not steal them; but they being both Confederates, the Jury found them both guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-35

Mary Gunford , of the Parish of St. James's in the Liberty of Westminster , was Indicted for secretly taking Thirteen Guinea's, and 19 s. 6 d. from David Dornell , on the 22 d. of March last. There was no Evidence against her, the Jury therupon acquitted her.

Reference Number: t16991011-36

Elizabeth Hutchinson was Indicted for endeavouring to Suborn one Thomas Burridge to commit wilful and corrupt Perjury , but the Evidence against her not being sufficient to convict her, she was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-37

William Moran , of the Parish of Fulham , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Leather Case with Surgeon's Instruments, Twelve Dozen of Tin Boxes, Six Gally-pots from Thomas Parker on the 29th. of June last. It did not appear he stole them, he was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-38

John Clark , William Pincent , and James Nutt , and Robert Simons , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , were Indicted for feloniously stealing 112 pound weight of Hay, value 3 s. the Goods of Gilbert Lancaster , on the 18th of August last: There was no Evidence against them, they were acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-39

William Dammaree , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery on the 22th of September last, for Robbing the House of Edward Sanders in the Day time, and taking thence two Nests of Cyprus and Walnut-Tree Drawers, and other Goods . The Evidence against him was not sufficient to convict him; he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-40

Elizabeth Malcher alias Pepperill , of the Parish of Kensington , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of George Maccarty Esquire , on the 4th of October last, in the Night time, and taking thence four Curtains, a Holland Quilt Embroidered, five laced Caps, a Suit of Childbed Linnen, with divers other Goods, to a considerable value . It appeared that the House was Robbed, and they got into a Window and took the Goods; and some of the Goods were taken upon the Prisoner, who confest the same upon her Trial; the Jury thereupon found her guilty of both the Felony and Burglary.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-41

Frances Fox , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Robbing the House of Richard Houseman in the Day time, between the hours of Nine and Ten in the Forenoon, on the 20th of May last, and taking thence an Olive-Tree Dressing-Box, a silk Cap Embroidered, with two Gold Rings, and divers other Goods, to a considerable value . It appeared that the Prisoner had confest the Fact; the Jury thereupon found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-42

Ann Duncomb was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Counterfeiting and Gilding a French Pistol, and a Spanish Pistol ; but the Evidence against her was not sufficient to convict her, the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Reference Number: t16991011-43

Elizabeth Brown, alias Fletcher , of the Parish of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Robbing the House of Patrick Crookshanck in the Day-time, no Person being therein, on the 6th. of October last, and taking thence a Silk Gown, a Stuff Gown, a Cloath Gown, and divers other Goods, to a considerable value . It appeared that she was discovered with the Goods as she was carrying them away, but was followed by a Woman, who charged her with the Fact, and laid hold of her, telling her she was a Thief; but the Prisoner turned about, and by reason she would not let her go, bit her in the Arm in several places, and in their struggling an Iron fell from the Prisoner, which was supposed she opened the Door with. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she was coming through an Alley, found the Goods lying there, but could not prove it; or call any to her Reputation, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty of the said Felony and Robbery

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-44

John Danford and Joseph Phillips , were Indicted for a Trespass, for taking a Copper from the Freehold of the Lady Catharine Lawrence ; but the Evidence against them not being sufficient to convict them, the Jury thereupon acquitted them.

Reference Number: t16991011-45

William Read , of the Parish of St. John Hackney , was Indicted for feloniously stealing three Barrow Hogs, and a Sow , from Elizabeth Haden , Widow , on the third of October last. It did not appear he stole them, and he alledged he bought them of one Rawson, who is since fled; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t16991011-46

John Bransey , of the Parish of Kingsbury , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding value 6 l. from Edward Randall , on the 4th of September last . The Evidence deposed, That he saw the Prisoner leading the Gelding through Mr. Ezekiel How s Grounds; upon which he suspected that he had stole it, by reason he saw him before hovering thereabouts. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, He was going that way, he met the Gelding straying with a Halter about his Neck, he took him up with a design to have him Cried at the next Market Town. But that did not avail him, neither could he call any to his Reputation; the Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-47

Ann Burrows , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Robbing the House of Eleanor Mitchel , on the 20th of September last, between Six and Seven in the Morning, and taking thence a stuff Manteau Gown, ten Laced Caps, a Caliico Apron, and other Goods . The Prosecutor said, she lost the Goods out of her House, and found an Apron upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she bought it of a Woman, and carried it openly in the Street to sell it to make advantage; the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Reference Number: t16991011-48

Margaret Page , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Sarsenet Head piece for a Bed, a Pewter Dish, and divers other Goods , from William Bancks , on the 3d of November last; there was no Evidence against her, she was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-49

Humphry Iveson , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for cheating one Arthur Beach of the Sum of 20 l. for that the Prisoner came to him with two Seamens Tickets, pretending himself to be one Benjamin Yeomans , belonging to the Ship Chatham, and sold them to him; upon which he bought them, and sent them to Plimouth, where the Ship was to be paid. Upon which the right Owner made his claim, saying, That he had lost them. The Prisoner had little to say, saying only that he found them, and being in want sold them, the Jury thereupon found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Reference Number: t16991011-50

Paul Westwood , of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing four pound weight of Iron Nails, a Hammer, a Fender, a Sack, and other Goods of Ralph Alesbury on the first of August last. There was no Evidence against him, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t16991011-51

Catharine Ludor and Mary Mosely , of the Parish of St. Anns in the Liberty of Westminster , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, a Cloath Wast-coat, a pair of Cloath Breeches, a Muslin Cravat, and 5 l. 7 s. in Monies numbred , from George Ware , on the 15th. of June last. There being no Evidence against them, they were thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-52

Isabel Bray , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Felony, for receiving divers stollen Goods from Frances Fox , who was Indicted this Sessions for Robbing one Richard Houseman , she knowing the Goods to be stollen . The Evidence against her was not sufficient to convict her, she was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t16991011-53

Ann George , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing five Blankets, value 25 s. the Goods of Daniel Wastinnees , on the 24th of April last. The Evidence against her not being sufficient to convict her, the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

Reference Number: s16991011-1

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

Received Sentence of Death, 10

Jane Blair, John Bellingham, Elizabeth Browne, John Bransey, Henry Chapman, Frances Fox, Richard Holden, alias Browne, Henry Jackson, Elizabeth Malcher, Susan Ralph.

Burnt in the Left Cheek, 6.

Francis Child, Ann Edmunds, Elizabeth Harrison, John Harding, Henry Marshal, Thomas Palmer.

Burnt in the Hand, 1.

George Hart.

To be Transported, 2.

Elizabeth Clarke, Elizabeth Perkins.

To be Whipp'd, 8.

Jane Chatterton, Margaret Dewly, Jane Metcalse, Mary Pemberton, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Winder, alias Windrum, Thomas Walter, and William Watson.

Jane Blair, Susan Ralph, and Elizabeth Malcher, pleaded that they were quick with Child, and a Jury of Matrons being Impannelled, found Elizabeth Malcher to be with quick Child, and the other two not to be with quick Child.

Mary Butler was Fined 500 l. and to remain in Custody till she pay the same.

Humphry Iveson Fined Twenty pound, and to remain in Custody till he pay the same.

Reference Number: a16991011-1

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