Old Bailey Proceedings, 14th October 1702.
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE Queen'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 Wednesday, and Thursday, being the 14th, and 15th, Days of October, 1702. And in the First Year of her Majesty's Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily, on Wednesday and Thursday, being the 14th, and 15th, Days of October, 1702, before the Right Honourable Sir William Gore , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovel , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with divers others of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as followeth.

London Jury.

William Christopher ,

Thomas Wharton ,

James Church ,

Benjamin Brand

Nicholas Eale ,

James Bowton ,

Charles Bywater ,

Abell Ward ,

John Cleere ,

Thomas Harwell ,

Samuel Hall ,

Edward Adams .

Middlesex Jury.

William Kidgeel , Gent.

John Johnson ,

Benjamin Noble ,

John East ,

John Tims ,

Robert Rogers ,

Thomas Bootes ,

John Wiburd ,

Robert Taper .

Richard Bennet ,

Thomas Yeomans ,

Richard Beatnife .

The Proceedings were as follows.

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William Stanton and Thomas Bell , of the Parish of St. Michael Queen-hith , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Sculler-boat, value 50 s. from George Bignall , and two Sculls, value 3 s. from Nicholas Gilbert , on the 21st of September last. There was no Evidence that saw the Prisoners take the Boat from the place where it was lost, or the Sculls; and the Prisoners alledging their Innocence, saying that they had been drinking at the five Bells in Wood-street with a Friend, and staying late, they came to Queen-hith and called for a Sculler, but none came; at last they went over some Lighters, where they step'd into the Boat and was taken. The Jury acquitted them.

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Sarah Morrison , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborne , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Yards of Taffety Ribbon, value 40 s. the Goods of Rachel Bonner , on the 7th of October last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner came into the Shop, pretending to buy some Ribbon, and took her Gloves, and put them cross her Arms, and leant on the Counter, and took up the Goods, and then went to the Door, and afterwards turned back, and held him in discourse, whilst she got another, and went backwards and forwards three several times, and every time took something, and at last went her ways; but he let her go out of the Shop, and then took her with the Goods upon her; she did not deny the Fact, saying, that she was in Drink and did not know what she did. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Mary Johnson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Worsted Camblet Coats from James Heming , on the 13th of October last. The first Evidence deposed, that she saw the Prisoner at the Door. and whilst she went to fetch a Pail of Water, the Prisoner went in and took the Goods; but pursuing her, brought her back again, and the laid them down where some other Goods were. She denied the Fact, saying she knew nothing of it, but could not call any to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Jane Collier , of the Parish of Hampton , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silver Spoons, a Sattin Petticoat with 3 Gold Laces, a Stuff Gown and Petticoat, a Silk Hood and Scarf, and divers other Goods of Hester Armstrong , on the 20th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was a Servant in the House, and took her opportunity to go away with the Goods; but being afterwards taken

and brought before the Justice, she confest the whole Matter. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Price , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Lang , in the Day time, no Person being therein, on the 7th of October last, about two in the Afternoon, and taking thence a Serge Counterpain, and other Goods of the said Lang . The first Evidence deposed that he had an occasion to go to a Gentlemans Chamber in the Temple, and did mistake the Stair-Case, and going up four pair of Stairs he saw a hole broke at three pair of Stairs, and looking saw a Woman peep, but did not see her Face, and mistrusting her to be a Thief, he went down Stairs, and spoke to a Gentleman in the lower Room, desiring him to stop her if she should come down whilst he went to call the Porter, and in the mean time the Prisoner came down one pair of Stairs, where she was taken; upon which they went up Stairs, and looking in the hole found some Chissels; but opening the Door found several Trunks and Boxes broke open, and the Goods pack'd up ready to be carried away. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, she come to enquire for her Counsellor, and was told he lived in that Stair-Case; she went up Stairs and was taken when she came down: All which Matters the Jury having considered, found her Guilty of Felony only, and acquitted her of breaking the House .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Jane Stacy , of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Kettle, value 3 s. 6 d. from John Belch , on the 8th of October last. The Evidence deposed that as he was looking after the Shop two Women came and cheapen'd a Box Iron; but not agreeing on the price, they went away; but the Kettle being missing, he pursued her, and took it upon her in her Apron. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Mary Johnson , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Trunk, 6 Holland Shirts, 4 pair of Ruffles, 4 Neckcloaths , the Goods of the Honourable Phillip Howard , Esq ; on the 16th of September last. But there was no Evidence could prove the Prisoner took it. The Jury acquitted her.

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Anne Spackman and Elizabeth Messenger , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Diaper Napkins from John Spackman , on the 7th of September last. There was no Evidence to prove they see them take them; nor nothing being found upon them, and they alledging their Innocenc, the Jury acquitted them.

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Elizabeth Stephens , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Daniel Saxton in the Day time, about 7 in the Afternoon, on the 14th of July last, no Person being therein, and taking thence a Stuff Wastcoat and a pair of Breeches of Rich. Davis , and a pair of Sheets and Blankets, the Goods of the said Saxton . The Evidence deposed that his Room was robbed and in pursuit he took the Prisoner in the Passage. She denied the Fact, and nothing being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.

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Cicilla Gregory , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Spoons from Joseph Mathias , on the 10th of August last. The Prosecutor said that she came into his Chamber, and having a Mess with something in it, with a Siver Spoon, she tasted of it; but being called down to the Door in the mean time, she took two Spoons and went her ways; and said that afterwards he took her by Broomly-street in Mans Cloaths. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and there being nothing found upon her, and she calling divers Persons to her Reputation, the Jury acquitted her.

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Simon Johnson , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony, for that he the 11th of June last, at the Fleet, in the Parish of St. Brides, London, did take to Wife one Susanna Cornwell , Spinster , and afterwards, at Knightsbridge, in the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , did take to Wife one S - S - , Spinster, on the 23d of September following, his former Wife being alive . The first Evidence was the Chaplain of the Fleet, who deposed, that he did marry one Simon Johnson and Susanna Cornwell, and did believe that the Prisoner was the Man; and the Clerk deposed the same. As to the second Marriage, the Prisoner confest the same, saying he would live and die with her; but denied the first Wife, altho' he had owned before that he was married to her; but she having some mistrust that he was going to be married to a second Wife followed him to Knights-bridge in a Coach, where he was married a second time before she came; and the Prisoner looking out of a Window and seeing his first Wife, ran away into Hyde Park, leaving his Hat behind him, never coming near his last Wife after. Another Evidence was the Minister of Knightsbridge, who deposed that the Prisoner and the last Wife came the 23d of September, about eight a Clock in the Morning, with a Licence, upon which he married them. Another Evidence was the Clerk, who deposed that after they were married he earnestly desired him to keep the matter secret. Another Evidence deposed that she heard the Prisoner own when he was in Custody, that he had two Wives, and that the first Wife told her she was with Child by him, and where they were married. Another Evidence deposed, that when he was going to Newgate he did confess that he had two Wives. The Prisoner for himself said, that he was not married to his first Wife. But both Marriages being so plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Henry Dodds , of the Parish of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2208 Beech Billets, and other Wood , from Thomas Barnet , on the 6th of January last. It appeared to be a malicious Prosecution. The Jury acquitted him, and the Court ordered him a Copy of the Indictment.

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Rachel Sampson , of the Parish of White-chappel , was indicted for a Burglary, for breaking the House of Susan Edwards in the Night time, on the 28 of September , and taking thence two Cheeses, a pair of Silk Gloves, and a pair of Worsted Stockings, and 7 s. in Money . It appeared that the Prisoner got in and hid her self till they were a Bed, and took the Goods, which she confest when taken. She denied the Fact upon her Trial, saying, she knew nothing of it. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony only, and acquitted her of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Jane Housden alias Newstead , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for High Treason, for counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom , on the 18th of August last. It appeared that there was an Information given, that the Prisoner followed the Trade of Coining, a Warrant was granted to apprehend her, and going in Holborn, by Turnstile, they met the Prisoner with false Money in her Hand, upon which she dropt upon her Knees, and would have thrust the Money into some Grates of a Window, but was prevented; an other Evidence said, that she had bought several quantities of false Money of the Prisoner, who confest to her, that she had made it. The Prisoner was an Old Offender in this kind, and had nothing to say, only denied the Fact: The Jury found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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Thomas Parry , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Brass Porridge-pots and a Brass Kettle from Rich Southey , on the 17th of July , in the 11th Year of the late King William. The Prisoner alledged he bought them 7 Years ago, and farther said, that he was Prosecuted out of Malice, by reason he had lived so long by the Prosecutor and was never taken up for the same till now. The Jury acquitted him.

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Joseph Day , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Crimson Worsted Stockings, out of the Shop of Anthony Huslam , on the 7th of September Last. The Prosecutor said he was fitting in the Shop with his Wife, and on a sudden she saw the Prisoner come from behind the Counter with something under his Arm, and immediately he followed him, and took the Goods upon him. He denied the Fact, saying he did not touch them; but that did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Jane Bourne was indicted for a Misdemeanor for uttering false Money, she knowing it so to be . The Evidence deposed that she came into the Shop to buy some French Brandy, and offered a good Guinea to change, which was weighed; but she pretending that she must not give so much for it, and desired her Money again; at last she agreed to have it, and threw down a gilt Shilling instead of the Guinea, and they gave her her change out of it, and she went her way; there was another deposed that she bought a Shift of her, and she gave her a gilt Six-pence instead of a half Guinea; another said, that she came to buy 3 l. of Sugar, and she gave her a gilt Six-pence instead of a half Guinea. She having little to say for herself, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

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Joseph Bennet , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Walnut-tree Dressing-box, and 29 Shillings in Money from David Hutchinson , on the 22d of September last. There was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

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Thomas Twist , Jane Williams and Mary Buck , of the Parish of Chelsea , were indicted for breaking the House of William Stubbington , in the day time, on the 18th of July last, and taking a Copper, a pair of stuff Curtains, and divers other Goods . It appeared that the Door was broke open whilst the Prosecutor was gone out early to Market, and the Goods gone. There was other Evidence who saw the Women near the House, and saw one of them carry the Copper upon her Head, and the other the Bundles, and the Man was not with them; which the Jury considering, acquitted the Man, and found the two Women Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Lancelot Roberts , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for robbing his Lodgings, granted to him by Contract, on the 10th of January last. and taking 20 l. weight of Feathers, a blanket, Sheet and divers other Goods of Mark Hooks deceased. There was no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

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Sarah Stephens alias Manshty , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for picking the pocket of David Hughes , on the 13th of October last, and taking from him a Linnen-purse work'd with Cruel, and 20 s in Money, numbred . The Prosecutor said that he was drinking at a House where the Prisoner was, and going his way over Goodmans-fields , she overtook him again, and would have him to make her drink, which he refused, and on a suddain got her Hand into his Pocket, which he fealing, she snatched it out again with the Purse, and ran away; there was other Evidences who said, that she confest, where she had left the Purse, and accordingly found it by her Directions. She denied the Fact, saying, she found it in the Street, but could not prove it, or call any to her Reputation, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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Martha Lewin of the Parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Indian Sattin Gown, and divers other Goods of Martha Roberts , and a silk Hood the Goods of John Mercer , on the 14th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was a Servant , and took the Goods, which she confest when taken and brought before the Justice.

She had nothing to say for her self, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Smith was indicted for a Misdemeanour for breakings the House of John Walters , in the day time, with intention to steal his Goods while a little Girl went out to fetch a pint of Drink, in the mean time the Prisoner came and opened the Door; but the Girl returning, she was for getting away, but the Girl laid hold of her, and cried out, and People coming, they took her, and found a pick-lock key in her Bosom, which lock'd and unlock'd the Door very well. It was fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Mary Cook , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for feloniously stealing a stuff Gown and 2 stuff Petticoats, and other Goods of Isabella Holms , Widow , on the 14th of October last. The Evidence deposed that he saw the Prisoner come out of the House with a lap full of Things, but he pursuing her she drop'd them. She had little to say for her self. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Tobias Maccarty, alis Dathy Maccarty, alias Jeremy Maccarty , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for marrying a second Wife , the first being alive . There was no Evidence against him, the Jury acquitted him.

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Mary Niccolls alias Alderson , was indicted for Forgery for Forging several Deeds of Assignments ; which Matter the Court not thinking fit to try before the Title could be prov'd at Common Law, the Jury were ordered to inquire of it no further.

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Received Sentence of Death 2.

Jane Housden to be burnt, and Sarah Stephens to be hang'd.

Burnt in the Hand Simon Johnson.

Burnt in the Left-Cheek 10.

Mary Buck, Jane Collier, Mary Cook, Joseph Day, Mary Johnson, Martha Lewin, Sarrah Morrison, Elizabeth Price, Rachel Sampson and Jane Williams.

To be whipt Jane Stacy.

Jane Housden and Sarah Stephens pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being Impanelled, who found them with quick Child.

Jane Bourne fin'd 20 Nobles, and to stand 3 times on the Pillory, without Temple-bar, at the May-pole in the Strand and Charing cross.

Elizabeth Smith fin'd 5 l. and to be whipt at the usual place and times.

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