Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th January 1700.
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The PROCEEDINGS of the King's Commission of the Peace, AND Oyer and Terminer and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY, of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAILEY.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19th Days of January, 1700.

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

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery of Newgate, held at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday being the 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19th Days of January, 1700. Before the right Honourable, Sir, RICHARD LEVET , Knight, Lord Mayer of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovel , 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 follows:

London Jury.

Richard Martin .

John Jenkins .

Vincent Shepherd .

John Jackson .

Abraham Harris .

John Dyer .

John Meredith .

Dyer Bates .

Daniel Foxcroft .

John Golding .

Samuel Aaron .

Joseph Anderson .

Middlesex Jury.

Edward Fuller , Gent.

William Pratt .

Thomas Dowsewell .

Samuel Heyrick .

John Smith .

Richard Fisher .

Robert Finch .

Thomas Pattle .

Thomas Williams .

Richard Bennett .

John Wybird .

Robert Taper .

The Proceedings were these.

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Andrew Andrews , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing 2 Cloath Coats 2 Holland Shirts, 2 Flaxen Shirts, 2 pair of Stockings, and 5 l. in Moneys numbred , the Goods and Moneys of George Norford , on the 27th, of December last; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Francis Coleman , of the Parish of great St. Bartholomews , was Indicted for privately Stealing out of the Shop of Benjamin Paris , 2 Dozen pair of Mens Kidleather Gloves value 30 s. on the 11th of January last . The Prosecutor said that he found the Prisoner in his Shop, with the Goods upon him. The Prisoner alleadged that he did come to the Shop from one Mr. Williams to fetch such Goods but could not prove it. He was known to the an old Offender, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Walter Terry and James Jones , of the Parish of St Gregories , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a lack Silk Fur Cap, of the value of 5 s. the Goods of Edward Gilford , on the 30th of December last. It appeared that they were brought before my Lord Mayor Suspicion of having comitted another Fact, and being searcht, the Cap was found upon Terrey; but upon enquiry, it was own'd by Mr. Guilford, who said That it was his Cap, and was taken away from his Stall; but Terrey denied it, saying he bought it of an Ends of Gold and Silver Man in Covent-garden, but could not prove it, nor give any good account of himself; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty , but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict Jones, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

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James Wood , of the Parish of St. Bennet Fink , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 17 Pewter Plates, value 17 s. the Goods of Henry Owen , on the 12th of January last. The Prosecutor declared, That the Prisoner came into his House and called for half a Pint of Wine, and took the Plates off the Shelf, and went into the House of Office and put them into his Breeches, and came out again, and drank up his Wine, but searching, him, they took them out of his Breeches. The Fact was fully prov'd against him, and he having little to say for himself only that it was his first Fact, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Richard Gash , of the Parish of St. Catherine Cree-Church , was Indicted for privately stealing 9 pair of Womens Worsted Stockings, value 21 s. the Goods of Daniel Scot , on the 12th of January last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Shop , pretending to buy Stockings, and while the Maid, was turning her Back to reach some, he took the Goods and clapt them between his Legs, and was going his way, which he was seen to do by a young Man who pursued him, and took the Goods upon him. The Prisoner had nothing to say for himself, neither could he call any to his Reputation; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Jane Bowman , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silk Petticoat, a Cloath Petti-coat, 6 suits of Head cloaths, a Rateen Gown, and divers other Goods, of Mary Deyrick , and a Bays Petticoat, and a black Silk Scarfe, and other Goods of Catherine Deyrick Widow , on the 22d of September last. The Prosecutor declared that she lost her Goods which she afterwards found in a Room with the Prisoner in Long-Acre; but the Prisoner denied that she stole any thing, and said that the Goods did belong to a Brokerwoman who lived in the Room where the Goods were found. The Jury having considered the Matter, found her not Guilty .

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Anne Graham and Elizabeth Barnett , both of the Parish of St. Martin Orgars, in the Ward of Candlewick , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing 13 Yards of Drugget Stuff, value 40 s. the Good of Benjamin Barnsly , on the first of January last. The Prosecutor declared that the Prisoners came into his Shop pretending to buy a Gown and Petti-coat, and whilst he was busy, Graham took the Stuff and conveyed it under her Cloaths; after they had done cheapning, they bid an under Price, and were going away; but he having perceived that Graham took the Stuff, laid hold of her, and brought her into the Shop, where she dropt it. He further declared, That she said when her Mitimus was made to send her to Newgate, that it was but putting her Head into a new fashion Engine, and be burnt in the Munns. The Jury thereupon

found her Guilty : But the Evidence against Barnet not being sufficient to Convict her, she was acquitted .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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James Morris, alias Ellis , and John Tanner, his true name being Lingfeild , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Bishops-gate , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing 8 Holland Night Caps, and 2 pair of Sleeves , from Ambrose Henser , on the first of January last. The Evidence deposed, That they came into her House to Drink, upon which they gave her some Money to change, and whilst she went over the way to change the Money, Lingfeild came out of the House, but the other went up Stairs unknown to him, and took the Goods; then they went away together: But she missing her Goods after they were gone, went after them, and found them in [Text unreadable in original.] Alehouse, upon which she accused them. Morris said, if they had taken any thing from her she should have it again; but however, being dissatisfied, they searcht him, and found the Goods upon him; but nothing being found upon Lingfeild, he was acquitted , and the other found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Hemsford , of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for Feloniously stealing six Codling Fish, value 9 s. from Christopher Parsons , on the 5th of January last. But the Evidence against her could not prove she stole them, the Jury thereupon acquitted her.

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Joshua Chamberlane , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripple-gate . was Indicted for Robbing his Lodging on the 23d of December last, and taking thence a Feather-Bed, a Flock Bolster, a Rug, a Blanket, and other Goods of William Singleton . There bring a defect in the Indictment, he was thereupon acquitted .

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John Handley and Elizabeth Handley , both of the Parish of St. Anns Black friars , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing 20 l weight of Feathers, 4 Pewter Plates, an Iron Candlestick , from Stephen Rowse , on the 20th of October last. The Prosecutor said, That the Prisoners were brought by a Neighbour of his to lye at his House for a Night or two, which he granted them to do; but in the Night they cut open the Bed, and took out the Feathers, and put Grass and Dirt to fill up the same; and in the Morning they went their Ways with the rest of the Goods. The Fact was plainly prov'd against them, the Jury thereupon found the Man Guilty , and acquitted the Woman, she doing it in obedience to her Husbands Commands.

[Branding. See summary.]

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William Clare , of the Parish of St. Brides , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Richard Rogers , on the 10th of October last, about Four in the Night, and taking thence two Sirloins of Beef, value 10 s. and two Shoulders of Mutton . There was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

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John Hall , Philip Clarke and John Jones , of the Parish of St. Sepulchers , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Jonathan Brittaile , on the 14th of December last, about 9 in the Night, and taking thence 54 Ells of Linnen Cloath, value 3 l. The Evidence deposed, that he had a Lodger that went out and left the Key under the Door, and that the Prisoners took the Key and went in, and took the Goods and went their ways; but Hall being taken and carried to the Counter, confest the Fact, saying that the rest of them were with him in the Robbery, and that they had given him but Half a Crown for his Share. Another Evidence deposed. That Clark likewise confest that he carried away the Goods: And another Evidence deposed, that Jones did own the Fact, and said, that they were sold to one Bess Knightly , but could not be had again, but said he was willing to pay his share in Money of what the Goods were worth. They all of them upon their Trial denied the Fact, saying they knew nothing of it, and denied that they ever confest any such thing: But that did not avail them, they being known to be Offenders, and could not call any to their Reputation, the Jury thereupon found them all three Guilty of the said Felony and Burglary.

[Hall, Clarke: Death. See summary.]

[Jones: Death -respited. See summary.]

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Peter Browne , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Gold Watch, value 10 l. on the 3d of January last, the Goods of John Lattingbell . The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner came into the Room pretending to ask for one Captain Browne, and took the Watch, but was seen to go out again, but being mistrusted, he went to see whether anything was missing, and mist the Watch, upon which he desired a Chair-man to pursue after him one way, whilst, he went the other; but he overtaking him, told him that he had stoln his Watch, upon which he put his Hand into his Pocket and gave it him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he did not give it him, and knew not any thing at all of it, but it did not avail him. The Evidence being so positive against him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Cornelius Fort , Gent. of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murther of George Freeman , Gent. on the 23d of October last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword, value 5 s. on the right part of the Belly, near to the short Ribs, of the length of an Inch, and of the depth of six Inches, of which he languished to the 25th, and then died . It appeared that the Prisoner and the Deceased were Drinking together in a Celler, and their Wives came to them, but in a little time they fell out, and the Deceased struck Forts Wife on the Head, with the Pumel of his Sword, upon which the Prisoner askt him the reason of it, and he replied, he would shew him a Reason, and give him a blow which struck him into the Fire; upon which he got up, and went up Stairs, and the Deceased followed him, and they were gone for a quarter of an Hour, and then return'd again, being both Wounded, but the Deceased bled inwardly, and in the said Fray received his mortal Wound. The Prisoner declared, that they were good Friends when they came back again; and said that he had no Malice against the Deceased. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Henry Scot , a little Boy , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for the Murther of Francis Mallum , on the 22d of November last, by giving him a blow with his right Fist upon the right Ear, by which striking and bruising he languished to the 9th of December following, and then died . It did not appear that he died by the said Blow but by an Imposthume; the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

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Anne Buckler and Elizabeth Jefferys , both of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborne , the first was Indicted as Principal, and the other as Accessary before the Fact committed, for breaking the House of Thomas Beckenson , on the 9th of December last, with an Intention to steal his Goods . The Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Principal they were both acquitted .

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Rachael Sparks , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 5 Dozen of Silver Buttons, a Holland Shirt, 5 pair of Sleeves a pair of Ruffles, and divers other Goods of Elizabeth Cook Spinster , on the 29th of July last; but it appearing to be a Malicious Prosecution, she was acquitted .

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Edmond Tooll, alis Toolley , of the Parish of Finchley was Indicted upon Three Indictments, the first for robbing one John Oldham on the Highway, on the 11th of July last, and taking from him a pair of Boots, a Sword Belt, and a Gelding, value 5 l. and 50 s. in Moneys numbred, the Goods and Money of Robert Leaver , Esq ; The second for Robbing Robert Leaver of a Bay Gelding, a Silver watch, 2 Rings, a Cloath-coat and a pair of Shag Breeches, a Sword, and a pair of Pistols . The third for the Murther of the said Robert Leaver, by giving him one mortal Wound with a certain Pistol loaded with Gun-powder and a Leaden Bullet, on the back part of the Body, near the Fundament, of the length of half an Inch, and of the depth of six Inches, of which he languished to the 12, and then died . The first Evidence was Leavers Man, who deposed that his Master and he was travelling into Lancashire, they were set upon the Eleventh of July last, about 10 or 11 at Night, between Highgate and Finchly-Common , by some High-way Men who wounded them, and took their Horses from them, and their Cloaths, and carried them into the Fields, and bound and left them there, and said that he did believe the Prisoner to be one of them by his Voice and Person, Mr. Leavers Cloaths being produc'd, his Man was askt whether he knew them or no, he reply'd he did not know the Coat, but was sure the Breeches were the same that his Master wore at the time he was robbed. He further said, that they used them very cruelly, and cut him in the Head, and stabbed him in the Back, and stript them of all their Cloaths, and took a pair of Boots and a Belt

from him, and a Gelding with a Port. Manteau, and about 50 s. or 3 l. of his Masters Money. The Cloaths being shewn to the next Evidence, they declared that they were the same that was made for Mr. Leaver, and produced a Button and a peice of the Stuff that the Breeches were made of, before they were Died. It farther appeared, that the Prisoner had Mr. Leavers Cloaths upon his Back when he was taken and brought to the Dog Tavern by Newgate, which he did not deny, but said, he bought them of another Person. Another Evidence deposed, that two Men came to her House hard by Hampton-Court, one of whom she believed to be the Prisoner, and did bring two Horses with them, and ask'd her if she had any Grass, upon which she replied yes, but they agreeing upon the Price went away, and afterwards sent back the Horses by a Boy, one of which Horses was shewed Mr. Leavers Man, who said it was his Masters Horse. Another Evidence deposed as he was going that way, he saw a firing through a Hedge, and then came out some Men and set upon the Gentleman and his Man, and dragged them into the Fields; he farther said, that they forced him with threats to go with them and hold their Horses; then they pulled of the Genmans Coat, Breeches and Hat, and stampt upon his Face and Stomack, because he would not lye with his Face downward, upon which he desired them to spare his Life, and as they were going away, they threw the Evidence one of the Coats, which he took and put it upon Mr. Leavers Man, who he saw Wounded in the Back, upon which one of them said, Damn him, he is untying them, Shoot him, and ran after him, upon which he fell down and begg'd hard for his Life. Another Evidence said, that he was present with the Prisoner in the Robbery, that they and two more went through High-gate about duskish, and two of them were a Horseback, and two a Foot, and they staid in a Thicket on the left Hand for about half an Hour, at last they heard some Horsemen coming along the Road, upon which the Prisoner road up to Mr Leaver, and offered to seize him, but only caught hold of his Sword, which came out of his Scabbard, upon which Mr. Leaver rode away, and the Prisoner fired at him, because he could not stop him, and gave him the said Wound, of which he afterwards died, then they took them into the Fields and Robbed and bound them, and rode over to Whetstone, and so to Enfield Chace, and over Epping Forest, and from thence to the Green-man at Stratford, where they dined, and came to London the next Evening. Another Evidence deposed, that when he and some others came to apprehend him at the Blew Ball in German-street, they made a great resistance, and fired Pistols at them, and wounded several of them; but at length he was taken with Leavers Cloaths on, and a Pistol; and he likewise did endeavour to shorten his Sword to stab him; the Prisoner hearing the Evidence depose this said he was sorry he did not stab him to the Heart. The Chirurgeon likewise declared he Probed Mr. Leavers Wound, and found that the Bullet was lodged in his Guts, and that all such Wounds were always Mortal. The Prisoner denied the Facts, but it being so fully proved against him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the said Indictments.

He was a second time Indicted with one Brian Sullivan, alias Swillivan , for Robbing one Hugh Floyd on the Highway, on the 11th of October last, and taking from him a Knife, and 6 s. and 6 d. in Moneys numbred, and a bay Mare, value 8 l. and 18 l. weight of Butter, the Goods of David Floyd . It appeared that the Prisoners with some others, got a Rope and held it cross the Rode, by which doings they stopt the Prosecutor, and the rest stept to him and Robbed him, they being all of a Gang. It was fully proved against them, the Jury thereupon found them both Guilty .

[Tooll: Death. See summary.]

[Sullivan: Death. See summary.]

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William Lyddall , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Cavendish Weeden , Esq ; on the 15th of Decem. last, about 6 or 7 in the Night, and taking thence 2 Cloath Mantua Gowns, a Cloath Petti-coat with a Gold lace a Callico Mantua Gown, a Silk Petti-coat, and a Cloath Petti-coat with Silver Fringes, a Velvet Scarf; and divers other Goods to a considerable value . It appeared that the Prisoner had formerly been the Prosecutors Servant for about 6 Years, and that his Master in reward of his Service, bound him out Apprentice to a Ship Carver, and gave 20 l. with him; but after some time he left that Service, and took to be a Stroling Player , but he failing in that also, applied himself to his Master again, who Cloathed him, and gave him Money, and in requital thereof he took an opportunity and Robbed him of the said Goods, which he afterwards Confest. The Evidence against him was not sufficient as to the Burglary; he was acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Sarah Impey , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was Indicted for breaking the dwelling House of Mary Urlin Widow in the Day time, on the 24th of December last, no Person being therein, and taking thence two Holland Smocks, a Flaxen Table cloath and 20 s. in Moneys numbred . The Evidence against her being not sufficient to Convict her, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-22

John Brown , of the Parish of Kensington , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of the Right Honourable Charles Duke of Southampton , on the 19th of December last, and taking thence a Brass Kettle of his Graces, and a Knife, the Goods of Edward Goldsmith , which Goods were taken upon the Prisoner, who denied the Fact, saying he found it in a Grave in Kensington. The Evidence for the Burglary was not sufficient to convict him; he was acquitted of that, and found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Mary Forster and Elizabeth Lucock , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoredich , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 3 l. 15 s. in Moneys numbred , from Thomas Yates ; on the 6th of October last. The Evidence against them not being sufficient to Convict them, they were acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-24

Cecilia Labree, alias Bayley, alias Jackson , and Jane Biggs, alias Deverall, alias Attkinson , of the Parish of St. James Dukes-Place , were Indicted for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 13th Day of January last. It appeared that they had been old Offenders, and had been Convicted formerly, and the Evidence being plain against them, the Jury thereupon found them both Guilty .

[Labree: Death. See summary.]

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

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Catherine Lewis , of the Parish of St. Andrewi Holborne , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Linnen Bag, value 1 d. and 40 l. in Monies, numbred , on the 23d of November last, the Monies of Peter King . The Prosecutor said, That the Prisoner and he were drinking together at the Bull Head Tavern by Holborn-bridge , and that he had the Money in his Pocket when they went in; but the Prisoner took his Money and ran away with it, but he endeavouring to follow her, one of her Companions stopt him, but she being afterwards taken, confest she had disposed of 16 l. of the Money. She denied the Fact, but it did not avail her; the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-26

John Smith , of London Labourer , was Indicted for a Misdemeanour for Kidnapping and Trepaning one Joseph Portall a Jew , on Board of Ship, and causing him to be conveyed to Mary-land, in parts beyond the Seas into Slavery . And he was likewise Indicted for Spiritting and Treppaning of Samuel Cooper a Christian Youth , of the Age of 16 Years, who he also sent into Slavery . The Evidence for the King, on the First Indictment, proved very fully, that the said Portall who came from Ceuta in Africa, to see his Friends in England, and had been here but Two Days, was enticed off from the Exchange to an Office by St. Mary-hill, and there bound to serve Smith the Prisoner, and that from that time he was sent on Board, and seen in England no more; and the Evidence for the King to the second Indictment, was Coopers Parents, who had sent their Child on a Sunday Morning to Church, and never saw him more, nor heard of him till they found at the said Office that he also was bound to Smith the Prisoner, and sent away with the Jew: It was also affirmed that the said John Smith had lately bound several Hundreds of young People at the said Office, who are all sent for Slaves as aforesaid. The Prisoner had Council learned in the Law, allowed him for his Defence; as for the Facts charged in the two Indictments, they owned them both, and pretended to justify the Action by a Patent for binding all manner of Persons that were willing to serve in the Plantations; which Patent was produced and read in Court, where it did appear the intent and meaning of the said Patent and Office was to prevent any unfair practices of this Nature, and to hinder

any Person being sent away contrary to his own Freewill and the Consent of his Parents or Friends, which Consent the Prisoner could not Prove; one of the Prisoner's Friends who appeared in his Behalf, did Affirm that he had Spoke to Samuel Cooper in Irish before he was Bound, who declared himself willing to go, but on Examination of that matter it appeared that Cooper had alwayes Lived with his Parents about London, and had never been in Ireland, or ever could Speak Irish; which Witness was ordered by the Court to be Secured, then the Prisoner pretended he was only a Servant, and had 10 s. per. Week allowed him for what he did, and would have shifted the Fact from himself; he called no Body to his Reputation, but on the other hand several bad things were fixed on him, particularly that after he was Committed, he said he vallued not what they could do to him, for 'twas but to look through a pair of Nutcracks. He was so enraged against one Mr. Jacob Kysor who had caused him to be Apprehended and Prosecuted, that he wisht he had his Heart Broyled on Coals, for he would Eat it, and Drink his Blood after it: After the Evidence was Summed up, the Jury, brought Smith in Guilty of both the Indictments.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-27

Thomas Hayes , was Indicted for a Misdemeaner, for Speaking Seditious and Scandalous Words against our Dread Soveraign Lord King William but there being but one Evidence against him, and he calling several to his Reputation and good Affection to the Government, was Acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-28

Henry Waldron , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Forging a Bond in the Name of one Ephraim Howe for 300 l. the Fact was fully proved against him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-29

John Littlehales , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor upon three Indictments, the first for Extorting from Robert Cook a Carrier 5 l. under pretence of a Warrant for Drawing with Six Horses at Length, whereas in truth he had no such Warrant . The Second for Extorting from Thomas Southgate 5 l. upon the same pretence . And the third for Extorting from Richard Hurst likewise 5 l. under the same pretence ; the first Evidence Deposed that for some Years past, he and his Father paid the Prisoner a Guinea a Quarter, and he did pretend to License him to go with Six Horses in Length, he further said that from August 1698. he had paid him near 50 l. besides a Guinea a Quarter, That he paid him the Money at the Bull-Inn in Bishop's Gate-street, and the Prisoner then told him if he would pay him the 5 l. he would not trouble him any more for a Quarter of a Year, and that he did say that he was Deputy Surveyor of the High-Wayes, and had a Licence from Esq; Lawrence, whereas in truth he had no such thing to produce; all the other Evidences Deposed that they were present at the Bull-Inn, when the first 5 l. was paid and that they had paid him several considerable Summs at times besides the 5 l. which they paid when Cook paid his. The Prisoner denied the Fact and said that he did only Borrow the Money, but the Evidences all alleadged the Contrary, and that by such means he had got a great deal of Money at several times, whereby he had Enriched himself, being fully proved against him, he was found Guilty of all the said Indictments,

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-30

Charles Newey , of the Parish of St. Mary le Savoy , was Indicted for Felony, for that he the 24th of September in the 6th. Year of the King and late Queen, at the said Parish did take to Wife one Hannah Goodrich , and that afterwards the 22d. of May in the 10th. Year of the King at Southlin in the County of Norfolk , did take to Wife one Barbara Farrour , his first Wife being then Alive ; the first Evidence Deposed that the Prisoner and he came over together from France sometime since, and the Prisoner was then in a mean Condition, upon which he Relieved him several times, but on a suddain he was got into fine Cloaths at which he wondered, but they being gotten by a Stratagem, he was forced to refund them again, and being reduced to a low Ebb, he applyed himself to him again and told him he was very unfortunate, but if he could make a sham Marriage between him and Hannah Goodrich, it would be a means to get the Cloaths again, upon which he replyed that he was afraid if he did it, it would be a true Marriage, but at length by his often Importunities he consented, and that the Prisoner brought Hannah Goodrich and another Woman to him to Somerset-house, and in a Room there he Married them in English; but read the Prayers in Latin out of a Latin Common Prayer Book; and did Pronounce them to be Man and Wife: Another Evidence Deposed that she was down in Northampton shire when the Prisoner and this Goodrich came down, and they Lived there six Weeks, and he did own her to be his Wife, and her Mother gave them several Houshold Goods which the Prisoner afterwards Sold when he came to London, another Evidence said that the Prisoner, and this Goodrich took Lodgings at her House in Crown-street in St. Anns, and that the Prisoner did own her to be his Wife: As to the second Indictment, the Evidence depos'd, that he did Search the Register at Southlin in Norfolk, and did take out a Certificate, which testified, that the Prisoner, and one Barbara Ferrour was Married there; there was divers other Evidences, who heard the Prisoner confess, that Barbara Ferrour was his Wife, and that they did Co habit together; another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner would have had him to have own'd Hannah Goodrich to be his Wife, (tho' she was none of his, but the Prisoners) and would have had him to have made Affidavit before Mr Justice Marshal, that she would have Poysoned him, and by that means he would put her away: The Prisoner made a long and frivolous Defence, using a multitude of Words which did not effect him, the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-31

John Adams , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing divers Goods to the value of 14 l. from Samuel Greenway , and divers Goods, value 16 l. from John Barret ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-32

Hannah Walker , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown and Petti coat, a Muslin Head dress, and divers other Goods from Anne Miles , Spinster , on the 16th of January lasts The Prosecutor deposed, That she opened the Hatch and went up Three pair of Stairs and took the Goods, and went up another pair of Stairs where she was taken, and the Goods upon her. She denied she had any of the Goods but it did not avail her, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-33

Henry Merchant , of the Parish of St. James Westminster was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, the Goods of a Person unknown , on the 12th of January last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutors Room and took the Shirt, which she had to wash for a Stranger, which she afterwards took upon the Prisoner, who denied the Fact, saying he knew nothing of it, but that did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-34

Robert Middleton , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of John Dun on the 30th of December last and taking thence a Brass Kettle, value 5 s. It appeared to be only a Trespass and not a Felony; he was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-35

Thomas Thompson , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing two Brass, Kettles, a Porridge Pot, and other Goods , from Thomas Mooring , on the 8th of January last. But it not appearing to be Felony, he was thereupon Acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-36

Thomas Ley , of the Parish of St. Pauls Shadwel was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Nest of Drawers value 15 s. the Goods of Walter Dimrel , on the 14th of, December last. It appeared that he was a Lodger, and took the Goods, which was fully proved against him, he was thereupon found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-37

John Mould , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwel , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Stone Horse, value 15 l. from Henry Pleasant , on the 6th of May last. It did not appear he stole it, but that he lawfully bought it, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17000115-38

Thomas Floyd , was Indicted for a Misdemeanour for having in his Custody 2 false Five Shilling Pieces of Gold and other Counterfeit Pieces of Money, with an Intent to deceive his Majesties Subject, therewith . The Evidence against him not being sufficient to Convict him, he was thereupon Acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-39

Anne Clary and Rebecca Mills , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Richard Davis on the 15th of January last, and taking thence

a Lute String Gown, a Damask Silk Petti-coat, a Quilt, and 20 s. in Monies numbred . The Evidence against them not being sufficient to Convict them, they were acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-40

Thomas Richmond and William Nethermood , of St. Mary le Savoy , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing 20 Pikes, 8 Carps, 11 Tench, 3 Trouts, and 4 Eeles, which were in a certain Well boat in the River of Thames , the Fish of Robert Gardner . The Fact was fully proved against them, but the Jury considering the Matter, found them both Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-41

Elizabeth Green alias Rose , was Indicted for Robbing her Lodging, granted to her by Contract, on the 24th of December last, and taking thence a Rug Blanket, a pair of Sheets, and other Goods, of John Dent . The Fact was fully proved against her, and she being known to be an Offender, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-42

P - S - was Indicted upon 2 Indictments, the first for Robbing B - P - of a Ring with Bristol Stones, an Amathyst Locket, 9 Guineas, and divers other Goods on the 16th of October , in the 10th Year of the King. The second for picking his Pocket of a Crosier set with Diamonds and Rubies , on the 4th of July last. The Facts were not fully proved against him, he was acquitted of both Indictments.

Reference Number: t17000115-43

Elizabeth Spellman and Stephen Swift , a little Boy , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Francis Marshal , on the 6th of December last, and taking thence 9 Laced Pinners, a Callico Hood, and divers other Linnen . It appeared that Spellmen sold part of the Goods in Rosemary-lane, for which she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d. The Evidence not being sufficient to the Burglary, she was acquitted of that; and there being no Evidence against the Boy, he was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-44

Robert Collins , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Gerrard Kerby , on the 19th. of December last, and taking thence 4 pewter Pots, and 20 l. Weight of Beef , the Goods were found hid in a Feather-bed in the Prisoners Lodging; he denied the Fact, saying, He found them in a Sack in the Street, and brought them home to his Lodging; but that did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony, and Acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-45

Henry Cecil , and Ralph Denham , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , were Indicted, for feloniously Stealing, 7 Iron Hearth-plates , on the 12th of January last, the Goods of John Nicols Esq ; There not being sufficient Evidence to Convict them, they were Acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-46

James Steward , and Margaret Steward , both of the Parish of Alhallows Barking , were Indicted for Assaulting one William French on the High-way, on the 9th. of November last, and taking from him a black Carolina Hat, and a Perruque ; it did not appear that they took them, and the Prisoners alledging their Innocence, and called Witnesses to their Reputation, the Jury thereupon Acquitted them.

Reference Number: t17000115-47

George Goffe , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldgate , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing 2 Rumps of Beef, 2 Sirloyns, and a Quarter of Mutton , on the 17th. of December last, the Meat of William Ward ; the Evidence against him, not being sufficient to Convict him, he was Acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-48

Thomas Randal , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwel , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing a Stone-horse value 10 l. from Henry Pleasant , on the 6th, of May last: It appeared that he Sold the Horse to one Mold, by order of another Person, who is now in Chelmsford Goal, and did not Steal it, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17000115-49

Ann Scofield , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing a Diaper Ta -Cloath, 6 Napkins, 2 Yards of Bone-lace, and divers er Goods , from Daniel Bentley , on the 22th. of December last, it did not appear she Stole them, the Jury thereupon Acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17000115-50

John Littlehales , was Indicted in Middlesex, upon two Indictments, for extorting Money from Richard Hurst , Matthew Lancaster , It being in the same manner as of 3 former Indictments: He was thereupon found Guilty of both the Indictments.

Reference Number: t17000115-51

Henry Wood , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing 100 l. Weight of Logwood , the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 12th. of December last, it did not appear that he Stole it, and he calling divers to his Reputation, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17000115-52

James Hewit , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing a Cloath-coat , from John Holman , on the 12th, of February , in the 10th. Year of his Majesties Reign: He was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-53

Nicholas Bennet , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for secretly taking a Silver hilted Sword, from John Orford , on the 18th of December last . The Prosecutor said, He lost his Sword from his Side, and sometime after the Prisoner was taken, who confest he took it, and sold it to a Goldsmith: He had little to say for himself, the Jury likewise found him Guilty .

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-54

John Coward , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing 150 Spanish Dollars , from George Stamp , on the 26th. of December last, it did not appear he took them, the Jury thereupon Acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17000115-55

William Read , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwel , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 2 Sows, value 47 s . from Daniel Simons , on the 17th of November . The Evidence against him was not sufficient to Convict him, he was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: t17000115-56

John Willis , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 3 l. weight of Bullion Nails, value 12 s. from off the Charriot of William Sise , on the 25th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner had confest it before the Justice when taken; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-57

Peter Usquin , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, value 20 s. on the first of January last, from Mark Gibbon . It did not appear he stole it, the Jury thereupon acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17000115-58

John Handley and Elizabeth his Wife , of the Parish of Islington , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Brass Kettle, and a Copper Cover for a Pot, a Pewter Porringer and divers other Goods from Alice Walker , Widow . There was no Evidence against them, the Jury thereupon acquitted them.

Reference Number: t17000115-59

George Oxford , of the Parish of Edmonton , was Indicted for Felonously stealing a Silk Petti coat, value 8 l. from Joseph Bell , on the fourth of January last, The Prosecutor said, That the Prisoner came to her House to take a Lodging, and took his Opportunity to take the Petti-coat, which he confest when taken. He had nothing to say for himself; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17000115-60

Thomas Richardson , was Indicted for Willful and Corrupt Perjury ; but there being some mistake in the Indictment, he was thereupon acquitted .

Reference Number: s17000115-1

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

Recieved Sentence of Death 11.

Jane Biggs, Nicholas Bennet, Philip Clark, Richard Gash, Anne Graham, Elizabeth Greene, John Hall, John Jones, Cecilia Labree, Brian Sullivan, Edmond Tooll.

Burnt in the left Cheeck 12.

Andrew Andrews, John Adams, Peter Browne, Francis Coleman, Robert Collins, John Handly, William Lyddalt Catherine Lewis, George Oxford, Walter Terrey, James, Wood, Hannah Walker.

Burnt in the Hand 3.

Cornelius Fort, James Hewit and Charles Newey.

To be Whipt 8.

John Browne, Thomas Lee, James Morris, Henry Merchant, William Netherwood, Thomas Richmond, Elizabeth Spellman and John Willis.

Edmond Tool is to be Executed and Hang'd in Chains a near the place, as conveniently may be, there he committed the said Murther.

Reprieved after Judgment, Nicholas Bennet and John Jones.

Ann Graham, Jane Biggs, and Elizabeth Green, pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being Impannelled, found Anne Graham and Elizabeth Biggs to be with quick Child, and Elizabeth Green not with quick Child

John Littlehales Fined 50 l. a piece for his 5 Misdedmeanors, and to remain in Prison till he pay the same, and find Surties for Twelve Months.

Henry Waldron Fined 100 l. and to stand three time in the Pillory.

John Smith Fined 80 l. and to stand three times in the Pillory.

Reference Number: a17000115-1

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