On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 15th, 16th, and 17th Days of October, 1707.
In the Sixth Year of Her MAJESTIES Reign,
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir Robert Bedingfeld , Kt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London, and Sir John Holt , Kt. Lord Chief Justice of the Queens Bench, and Sir Selathiel Lovel , Kt. Recorder of the City of London, with divers of Her Majesties Justices of the Peace, for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.
The Jurors were as followeth.
The Proceedings were as follows.
Ann Worsden , of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 3 Yards of Muslen, value 10 s. and 6 d. the Goods of Henry Lamb , on the 5th of September last. But it appearing by the Evidence to be a Malicious Prosecution, the Jury Acquitted her.
Ann Davis , of the Parish of Finchly , Spinster , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a Bed-Tick, value 10 s. 4 Cloth Curtains and Vallens, 20 s. a Holland Pillowbier, 2 s. a Pair of Flaxen Sheets, 5 s. the Goods of Augustine Branch , on the 6th Day of August last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner with another Woman, came to the Prosecutors House and Hired a Lodging, that the first Night they Stole the Goods, and went off with them, about 12 a Clock through a Hole which they had broken in the Wall. The Evidence further Deposed, that the Prisoner was taken at Finchly-Common with the Goods upon her, which were prov'd to be the Prosecutors. The Prisoner giving no account how she came by them, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
John Timms , of London Labourer , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing 3 Pair of Leather Slippers, value 10 s. 6 d. the Goods of William Green , of the Parish of St. Ann and Agnes , on the 8th of September last. The Evidence Depos'd that the Prisoner being met with the Goods, and Apprehended upon Suspicion, they prov'd to be those that the Prosecutor lost, the Goods were produced in the Court, and own'd by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner giving no account how he came by them, nor calling any to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10.
Ursula Holland , of S. Botolphs without Aldgate , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing 2 Yards of Cloth , the Goods of Henry Eyliff , on the 30th of August last, but none appearing against her, she was acquitted .
Eliz. Mainford , of St. Anns Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing Fifteen Yards of Ribbon, 5 pair of Gloves, a Pair of Silk Garters, 3 pair of Thread Stockings, 5 Pair of Worsted Stockings. A Silver Cross Gilt, and set with Green Stones , the Goods of Richard Sans , on the 7th of October last. The Prosecutor Deposed that the Prisoner was is Servant , that at her going away from him, he miss'd his Goods, and apprehended
Catharine Grint , and Mary Turner , were both Indicted for privately Stealing 48 Yards of Canvas Stuff, value 48 s. the Goods of Thomas Paxton , on the 9th of October last. The Evidence Depos'd that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop , that they Cheapn'd some Stuff, and Watching their Opportunity, Turner stood between the Prosecutors Servants and Grint, while Grint took the Goods and Slipt them into her Petticoats, but going off was call'd back, and being Charg'd with them, she drop'd them from her Petticoats. The Goods were produc'd in Court, and prov'd to be the Prosecutors. The Prisoners Offering nothing in their Defence, the Jury found them both Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
Jane Evans , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a Gold Ring set with a Cristal, and Cypher, value 17 s. 6 d. the Goods of James Bayley , on the 1st of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was a Servant in his House, and three days after her going away he missed the Ring, and charged the Prisoner with it, she Confess'd that she took it out of a Chest of Drawers, and exchang'd it for a plain Ring, at a Goldsmiths near Cripplegate; others deposed that the Ring was found at the Goldsmiths according to the Confession of the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
Margaret Underhill , Jane Cook , and Susannah Hill , all of the Parish of St. Mary White Chappel , were Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 4 l. the Goods of Robert Sundley , on the 1st day of October last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them of the Indictment.
Margaret Underhill , was a 2d time Indicted for Feloniously stealing 4 Holland, Shirts value 20 s. 4 Holland Smocks 20 s. 18 Diaper Napkins, 12 s. 6 Tea Spoons, 18 s. with other things , the Goods of Noah Overy , on the 6th Day of October last. The Evidence Deposed, that while the Prosecutors Family were at Dinner, they heard a Noise above Stairs, and going up found the Prisoner, who had Bundled up the Goods mentioned in the Indictment in Order to carry them off; that when she was Apprehended the Tea Spoons were found upon her. The Fact being clearly prov'd upon the Prisoner, and she having nothing to say for her self, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
Ann Munday, alias Jane Davis , of St. Margarets Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Silver Buckle with 23 Stones set in it, value 38 l. 2 Silver Tankards 18 l, 4 Silver Salts 3 l. a Pair of Silver Snuffers 20 s. a Silver Snuff-Pan 20 s. 2 Silver Spoons, 20 s. 4 Tea spoons the Goods of John Arnold , on the 11th of July last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner on the 5th of July came to the Prosecutors by the Name of Jane Davis, that she said she had Lived with Sir David Nurl to whom she directed the Prosecutors Family for her Character, that Enquiry was there made, and a good Account given of one of that Name who had Lived there; but it appeared that the Prisoner was not that Woman; that the Prosecutors Wife taking the Prisoner to be the true Jane Davis, Hired her into the Family on the 7th of July last. That Friday Morning following about 5 a Clock the Prisoner arose, went into her Mistress's Dressing Room, (where the Buckle was laid) to Scour the Irons, that between 5 and 6 a Clock the Prosecutors Footman, who lay in an Out-House, Knocked at the Door, and was let in by the Prisoner: That the Prisoner told him she had some privacy to impart to him, and took him down into the Kitchen, that when they were there, she told him she had something to say to the Cook first, and pretended to go up to her, but made use of that Opportunity to go off. The Evidence deposed that the Goods were safe, late the Night before, but were missing the Moment the Prisoner was gone. That the Prisoner some time after this offer'd a Buckle to Sale, for the use of one Mrs. Plat, that she did not show it the Person she offered to, but described it by its having 8 Great Diamonds, and 13 Little ones. That the Jeweller, which made the Buckle, Produced in Court the Model of the Prosecutors Buckle, which agreed exactly with that which the Prisoner Offer'd to Sell: And it appear'd that Mrs. Plat did not employ the Prisoner to Sell any Buckle for her. The Prisoner in her Defence denyed that ever she was at the Prosecutors House, and brought Witness, who endeavour'd to prove that she was else where when the Fact was Committed. To Invalidate which Evidence, 8 Persons belonging to the Prosecutors Family Deposed that the Prisoner was the very Person that came to the Prosecutors
William Demon , of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a She Ass, value 6 l. the Goods of Richard Haddon , on the 6th of May last. But none appearing against him he was Acquitted .
Owen Hales , of the Parish of Barnet , Labourer , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a Dowlas Shirt, value 18 d. the Goods of Richard Sutton . A Dowlas Shirt value 12 d. the Goods of Solomon Rogers , on the 13th day of October last. But the Evidence not proving the Indictment, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
John Turner , of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex , was Indicted for Feloniously taking him to Wife Hannah Simpson , whom he Married on the 2d of July last. His first Wife Elizabeth Surrige , whom he Married on the 27th of July 1693, being then alive . The Evidence of the First Marriage was the Parson of Walden, who depos'd that on the 26th of July, he Granted a Licence to the Prisoner to Marry Elizabeth Surrige; and on the 27th of the same, he actually Married them in Walden Church, Elizabeth Surrige appear'd in Court, and was prov'd to be the same Person that the Prisoner Married there. The Evidence to the Second Marriage was the Parson of Hornsey, who deposed that the Prisoner and Mrs. Simpson, on the 2d of July last brought a Licence to him for Marriage from the Archbishop of Canterbury, that he found it to be a good Licence, and he Married them. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he did not know his first Wife was alive, when he Married the second, but thought she had been Dead above 7 Years: But produc'd no Proof to Induce the Court to believe him. It appeared by the Evidence that he had used Artful ways to gain the Consent of Mrs. Simpson, that he feign'd himself Sick, to obtain a sight of her, that he put on a shew of Religion, and one time gave her a Visit, with the Practice of Piety in his Hand, and at another time with a Book to teach them how to Dye well. That he told he he was a Man in great Business, and should keep his Coach in a little time, &c. The Fact being clearly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony.
Ann Cook , of St. Pauls Shadwell , was Indicted for Stealing a Stich'd Night Cap, value 6 d. a Stuff Night Gown 18 d. the Goods of Thomas Warren on the 6th of October last. The Evidence deposed that the Prosecutor lost his Goods out of his Compting House, on the 6th of October in the Evening, and making enquiry after them, found the Cap at a Pawn Brokers, which was brought there by one to whom the Prisoner had given it, and apprehending the Prisoner she did not deny the Cap, but said she bought it in Rag Fair. But producing none to prove it the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Mary Johnson , and Mary Austin , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for privately Stealing 40 s. from the Body of Joseph Saint , the Money of the said Joseph Saint , on the 30th of Sept. last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoners the Jury acquitted them.
John Winlow of Middlesex, was Indicted for endeavouring to enter the House of John Marlton , with an intent to Steal the Goods out of it . The Evidence Deposed that the Prisoner was seen to come out of the Prosecutors Window, and being ask'd what he did there, made Answer that the Devil bewitch'd him to it. The Evidence farther deposed that the Prisoner had opened a Desk, but took nothing out of it. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner the Jury found him Guilty of the Trepass.
Thomas Smith , of London, Labourer , was Indicted for assaulting Joseph Edwards , on the Queens-high-way, at the end of Bread-street, in St. Mildreds Parish and taking from him a Pair of Leather Baggs, a Linnen Shirt, 25 Guineas and a half, 4 l. in Silver, the Goods and Money of Joseph Edwards, on the 20th of Decemb. 1704 . The Prosecutor deposed that Riding by St. Paul's about 8 a Clock in the Evening, he met with 6 or 8 Men, one of which laid his Hand upon his Horses Back, and Cut the Straps of his Port-Manteau, but for fear of their being apprehended they all ran away. This Evidence farther deposed that at Bread Street they came all upon him, and by Force of Arms, took away his Baggs from him, with the Goods and Money contain'd therein, that he was positive the Prisoner was one of them, for he had a perfect view of his Face, by the Light of a Smiths Fire. The Prisoner could say little for himself, and being an Old Offender, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Hannah Nash of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chappel , was Indicted for Feloniously stealing a Norwich Stuff Gown, a Lac'd Cap, a Silk Hankerchief, and a Pair of Worsted Stockings , the Goods of Isaac Dillon , on the 13th of Feb. last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner having been the Prosecutors
Ann Byass , Susannah Scott , and Ann Balford , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , were all there Indicted for Feloniously stealing a pair of Flaxen Sheets, and 7 l. in Money , the Goods and Money of James Tividal , on the 15th of Sept. last. but none appearing against them the Jury acquitted them .
Ann Young , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing 2 Perukes, value 30 s. the Goods of Richard Hickman on the 26th of Aug. last. the Evidence deposed that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutors House for a Couple of Pipes, and Watching her opportunity took the Goods and went off with them, but being apprehended she confess'd the Fact. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoner saying nothing in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Bell was Indicted for a Trespass in endeavouring to break into the Lodging of Charles Millar , with an intent to steal his Goods . The Evidence Depos'd that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutors Lodging and unlock'd the Door, that she was taken in the Fact, and searching her, divers false Keys, were found upon her, the Jury found her Guilty of the Trespass.
Elizabeth Bennet , and Elizabeth Thomson , were both Indicted for privately Stealing 9 Yards of Muslen, value 40 s. the Goods of Edward and Paul Debroslus , on the 24th of Septemb. last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutors Shop and Cheapn'd some Muslen, that another Woman came in at the same time for Scotch Cloth, and while the Prosecutor was dealing with her, Bennet made use of that Opportunity to take the Goods: But as they were going off, the Prosecutor suspected they had taken the Muslen, and charging them with it, Bennet let it Drop from her Petticoats. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s 10 d. But the Evidence not reaching Thomson she was acquitted .
Mary Farrel , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Stealing a Satten Petticoat value 10 s. a Camlet Coat 40 s. a Muslen Nightrail 5 s. 2 Callicoe Gowns 10 s. with other things the Goods of Charles Hyat , on the 24th of Sept. last. The Evidence against the Prisoner consisted of Lodgers in the Prosecutors House, who hearing a strange Noise in the Room, where the Goods where, went in and found the Prisoner, who had taken the Goods out of a Basket, in order to carry them off. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Mary Lambourn , and Margaret Brewer , were Indicted for privately Stealing 12 Yards of Callicoe, value 26 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Crane , on the 13th of Sept. last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutors Shop to Buy Callicoe for a Childs Dust Gown that while Brewer was treating with the Prosecutors Servant, Lambourn took the Goods and put them up her Petticoats, and being charged with them, Dropt them from her, upon the Floor. The Jury found Lambourn Guilty to the value of 10 d. But the Evidence not reaching Brewer she was acquitted .
Sarah Reynolds , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate was Indicted for Feloniously stealing 10 Yards of Callicoe, value 10 s. the Goods of Jonathan Newman , on the 22d of Septemb. last. The Evidence Deposed that there being no Body in the Prosecutors Shop, when the Fact was committed, the Prisoner came in and took the Goods, and going off with them she was discovered, and the Goods taken upon her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Dorothy Chesterfield , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing a Silver Spoon value 8 s. 6 d. the Goods of - Lewis , on the 1st of Sept. last. The Evidence Deposed that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutors House to Buy Rags, and the Prosecutors Servants back being turned, the Prisoner made use of that opportunity to take the Goods. That when she was examined before the Justice, she confessed the Fact. The Prisoner saying nothing for her self the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Bridget Morris , of St. Giles's in the Fields , Spinster , was Indicted for Feloniously Stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 20 s. a Suit of Headcloaths 8 s. a Holland Apron 5 s. with other things , the Goods of Thomas Millar . But the Evidence not reaching the Prisoner the Jury acquitted her.
The Tryals being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as followeth.
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 2.
John Hermon Brian, Thomas Smith.
To be Burnt in the Hand and put to hard Labour, pursuant to the late Act of Parliament, 11.
Elizabeth Bennet, Ann Davis, Catharine Grint, Mary Lambourn, Ann Munday, Elizabeth Mainford Sarah Reynolds, John Turner, Mary Turner, John Timms, Magaret Underhill.
Pettit Larcenies, 6.
Jane Evans, Ann Young, Dorothy Chesterfield, Hannah Nash, Ann Cook.
John Winlow Fined 10 Groats, and to be Whipt for his Trespass, Eliz. Bell, Fined 40 s. and to be Whipt for her Trespass.
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