On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 10th, 11th and 12th Days of October, 1711. In the Tenth Tear of Her MAJESTY's Reign.
BEfore the Right Hon. Sir GILBERT HEATHCOTE , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Chief Justice Parker, Mr. Baron Tracey , Mr. Baron Bury, and Mr. Recorder; with several of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.
The Jurors were as followeth.
The Proceedings were as followeth.
Charles Goodale , Roddery Ordery , and Henry Sweet , of St. James, Westminster , were indicted for breaking open the Dwelling house of John Furnier in the Day time, and taking from thence 4 Silver Spoons, Value 40 s. 3 Silver Forks 30 s. a Silver Cup 3 l. the Goods of the said John Furnier , on the 27th of September last. It appear'd that on the Date aforesaid the Prisoners were observ'd to sculk about the Prosecutor's Door, That Sweet with a Hook fasten'd to the end of a Stick took the Goods thro' the Kitchen Window (they being in a Basket) and made his Escape with them. The Fact being plainly prov'd against him, he was found guilty of Felony; but the Evidence not being strong enough against the other two, they were acquitted . Anne Britton was indicted for receiving and buying the said Goods, knowing them to have been stolen , but no Proof appearing, she was acquitted .
William Pickering was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, Value 3 l. the Goods of Samson Sago . It appear'd that the Prosecutor being asleep in his Cabbin, was awak'd by a Noise; upon which he got up, and espy'd the Prisoner jump into a Boat, and made off: That he then sent his Man after him in another Boat, who apprehended him with the Watch upon him. The Fact being plain, the Jury sound him guilty of Felony.
Nathanael Sturridge of St. James, Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Plush Coach Seats , the Goods of John Ostler , on the 3d Instant. It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Goods out of his Coach, upon which he went to an Upholder, and desired him to stop them if they were brought to him: Accordingly they were brought by the Prisoner, and the Prosecutor sent for, who proving them to be his, and the Prisoner giving no Account of his Property in the same, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.
Elizabeth Watson of St. Vedas alias Foster-lane , was indicted for privately stealing 4 Yards of Canvass, Values 5 s. 6 d. the Goods of Lingham Asterly . She was a second time indicted for privately stealing three Yards and Quarter of Stuff Plad, the Goods of Tobias Wickar , on the 2d Instant. It appear'd that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop and cheapen'd some Stuffs , but bought nothing. It further appear'd that one of the Servants saw her put something under her Riding-hood, and let her go off; but immediately pursuing her, took the Canvass upon her; and at the same time the Goods mentioned in the second Indictment, which were prov'd to have been taken from the Grate of Mr. Wickar's Shop-window. The Facts being plain, and the Prisoner saying nothing for her self, the Jury found her guilty of Felony.
Alice Arthur of the Parish of St. Pancrass , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings, Value 12 s. and 3 l. 4 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of Robert Watkis . It appear'd that the Prisoner being the Prosecutor's Servant , and left alone in the House, broke the Chamber-door open, and took the Goods and Money out of a Scrutoir, and fled, but was the same day apprehended with the Goods upon her. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
Mary Ewen of S. Sepulchres , was indicted for privately stealing 22 Yards of Chyna Stuff, Value 22 s. the Goods of John Howard the Younger. It appear'd that the Prisoner and another Woman came into the Prosecutor's Shop , and cheapen'd Stuffs, and the Prosecutor having frequently lost Goods had a Suspicion of the Prisoner. And watching her very narrowly, he observ'd her Petticoats to stick out, and going to her, felt a Piece of Goods, which she dropt from her; and they proving to be those mention'd in the Indictment, the Jury found her Guilty .
Anne Williams , of St. Giles's without Cripple-gate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Ells of Garlick Holland, value 20 s. on the 8th of October last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor's Wife being in her Counting House, miss'd a Piece of Cloth from the Counter; and going into the Shop, found the Prisoner with the Goods upon her: She saying little in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
Margaret Phillips , of St. Pauls Shadwell , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 5 l. 13 s. the Goods of Robert Marlow , on the 5th of October last. It appeared, that the Prosecutor having 40 l. in a Bag, missed 5 Pound 13 s. from thence, and charging the Prisoner with it she confess'd the Fact; and doing the same in Court, the Jury found her Guilty .
Joseph Fisher , of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for privately Stealing a Lutestring Silk Hood, value 12 d. 6 Yards of Bone Lace 5 s. The Goods of Joan Williams , on the 20th of September last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor leaving a little Girl in her Shop, went out, and returning in about half a quarter of an Hour, found the Prisoner in her Shop , and searching him found in his Bosom the above-mentioned Goods, which were produc'd in Court, and prov'd to be the Prosecutor's. The Fact being plain, and the Prisoner saying nothing for himself the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Thomas Rodley , of St. Giles's without Cripple-gate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Yards of Blew Linnen Cloth value 30 s. the Goods of William Toon , on the 10th of August last. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .
Mary Carter , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing a Gold Watch and Chain, value 21 l. a Gold locket 50 s. a Christal Seal set in Gold 50 s. the Goods of S - W - , on the 7th of September last. But the Evidence not being strong enough to convict the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.
Elizabeth Boyle alias Cook , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sattin Gown value 20 s. 4 Pair of Womans Lac'd Shooes value 24 s. 2 Pair of Clogs 5 s. 4 Holland Shirts, 4 Holland Neckcloths, and a Blanket , the Goods of John Evans Esq ; on the 24th of September last. It appear'd that the Prisoner and another Woman came to a House at Knights-Bridge , and enquir'd for Lodgings for a Colonel, and while the Landlady went up Stairs to shew the other Woman the Lodgings, the Prisoner went into a Room up one Pair of Stairs, that was Tenanted by Mr. Evans's Servant with his Child, and took the Goods from thence. The Fact being plain, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
Elizabeth Wells and Susannah Burley , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were both indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Draper from his Ware-house , on the 20th of September last. But the Evidence not being strong enough to prove the Fact against them, they were acquitted .
Catharine Mason , alias Thomas, alias Sallet , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Dozen of Diaper Napkins value 30 s. 6 Holland Pillowbaers, with other Things , the Goods of Hannah Kenning . But the Evidence not proving the Fact against her, she was acquitted .
Thomas Riggell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pair of Spatter-dashes value 6 s. the Goods of Mary Minns , on the 28th of August last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor lost her Goods from her Shop Window, which were afterwards found upon the Prisoner, they were produc'd in Court, and prov'd to be the Prosecutor's; the Prisoner giving no Account of his Property in the same. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Stansly , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Lac'd Holland Shirts value 40 s. and 7 Muslin Neckcloths , the Goods of John Hungerford , on the 2nd of August last. She was a 2d Time indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoons, value 22 s. the Goods of William Miles , on the 22d of September last, It appear'd, that the Prisoner gather'd Pewter Dishes for a Cook, and us'd for that end to go to both the Prosecutors Houses, they lost their Goods, and took up the Prisoner upon Suspition, who upon Examination confess'd the Facts; The Jury found her Guilty to both Indictments .
Thomas Perry , was Indicted for the Murder of Richard Challen , by giving him one Mortal Wound with a drawn Sword, upon the right side of his body near his right Pap, on the 13th of August last, of which he instantly died . He was likewise Indicted upon the Coroners Inquest for the said Murder. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner and the Deceased had been Gaming together, and the Prisoner having won 6 d. the Deceas'd snatch'd up the Stakes, which the Prisoner demanding as his right, the Deceased threw it at him, and swore D - him he should fight him for it; that then they went into the Fields together and drew their Swords, and made several Passes at each other, and then mutually should Hands, and the Prisoner wiped the Point of his Sword, and they both put them up; but before they went from the Ground, Words arose again, upon which they drew the 2d Time, and after making a few Passes, the Prisoner gave the Deceas'd a would in his right side, of which he instantly died. The Jury found him Guilty of Man slaughter .
Richard Rivers , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch value 12 s. the Goods of Anne Edwards , on the first of October, 1710 . But the Evidence not proving the Fact against him, he was acquitted .
Anthony Sharlow and Elizabeth Sharlow , were both indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Hilted Sword , the Goods of John Edward , on the 18th of May last. But none appearing against them, they were acquitted .
Winnifred Shelley and Elizabeth Duway , were indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Yards of Muslin value 30 s. a Holland Apron 18 d. a Towel 6 d. 3 Hand kerchiefs 3 s. the Goods of Francis Vallent , on the 10th of July last. But the Evidence not proving any thing against the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them.
James Nun , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings value 40 s. a Silver Watch 8 l. a Guinea, and 2 s. in Money , the Goods of Eustace Hermon , on the 28th of June last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor walking in Lambs Conduit Fields, met with the Prisoner, who went into an Ale-house together and play'd at Cards till Two in the Morning, the Prosecutor going out first was overtaken by the Prisoner, who invited him to his Lodging at the Cock and Dolphin in Grays Inn Lane , that they went to Bed together about 4 in the Morning, at 5 the Prisoner got up, and was going away with the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, which he took out of his Pocket. The Fact being plain, and the Prisoner saying nothing for him self, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Sarah Justice and Lydia Jones of St. Giles's in the Fields , were both indicted for assaulting Thomas Trap upon the Queens High-way, and taking from him a Neckcloth value 18 d. and a Handkerchief 6 d. on the 12th of September last. But the Evidence not proving the Fact upon the Prisoners, the Jury acquitted them.
William Maw , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was Indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of Anne Johnson , and taken from thence a Pewter Plates value 8 s. the Goods of Anne Johnson , a Frock 20 s. the Goods of Richard Bradford , on the 9th of July last. It appear'd, that about 3 in the Morning of the Date aforesaid the Prosecutor's House was broke open, and the Goods abovementioned taken away. One Shales a Person concern'd in the Fact depos'd, that himself and Prisoner committed the Fact. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoner saying nothing for himself, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. He was a 2d Time indicted, for breaking open the Dwelling House of John Avery in the Night Time, and taking 24 Pair of Leather Clogs , the Goods of the said John Avery ; which Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. He was a 3d Time indicted for assaulting Charles Potts , upon the Queens High-way. and taking from him a Silver Watch value 7 l. a Tortoise Shell Snuff-Box 20 s. 3 Gold Rings 40 s. a Book with Silver Clasps 10 s. and 30 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Charles Potts . He was a 4th Time indicted, for assaulting Anne Grover upon the Queens High way, and taking from her 3 s. and 6 d. He was a 5th Time indicted, for assaulting Thomas Coleman upon the Queens High-way, and taking from him a Silk Handkerchief value 12 d. a Seal 6 d. a Penknife 2 s. 6 d. and 2 s. 6 d. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Thomas Coleman , on the 7th of April last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutors on the Date aforesaid, riding about 10 at Night in a Coach between Mile-end and Bow , were assaulted by Three Men, of which the Prisoner was one, and carry'd down the Lane behind the Men hanging in Chains, and there had the Goods mentioned in the Indictments violently taken from them. The Facts being clearly prov'd upon him, he making a Trisling Defence; and being an Old Offender, the Jury found him Guilty of all the Indictments .
Jane Diter , of the Parish of Edgeway , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Sheaves of Wheat value 5 s. the Goods of John Etheridge , on the 25th of August last. But the Evidence not being strong enough, she was acquitted .
Elizabeth Collins , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Porrige Pot value 16 s. a Holland Shirt 16 s. the Goods of Richard Handcock , on the 2d of September last. But the Evidence proving nothing against her, she was acquitted .
Elizabeth Temple , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing Wearing Clothes, Linnen, and a Silver Porringer, to the value of 16 l. the Goods of Lydia Parker , on the 5th of October last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor went into the Country, and left her Goods in two Trunks with a Friend of hers, which Friend took the Prisoner as a Servant , who went privately away with the Goods, part of which were taken upon her. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
Anne Hurd , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of William Weston , 39 Broad Pieces of Gold, and 2 s. in Money, the Goods of the said Weston. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor being in Drink, and going to Hide Park Corner, was met in the Strand by the Prisoner, and one Elizabeth Harper , who perswaded him to go with them to a Tavern, that when they were in a Box together, one sat on one side of him, and the other on the other side, as they pretended to keep him upright; it further appear'd, that the Prisoner held him by the Arm, while the other pick'd his Pocket, and made her escape. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoner saying little for her self, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Cullingford , alias Miles, alias, Adams alias Andrews , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Snuff dish, Value 40 d. the Goods of Charles Downing , on the 1st of September last. She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Watch , the Goods of James West : She was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon, and a Pair of Silver Buckles , the Goods of Joshua Holloway . It appear'd that the Prisoner went to the several Prosecutor's Houses in the Morning, to enquire about a Maid; and when she was talking with the Servants, would ask for Small Beer, and make use of divers Ways to get their Backs turn'd; by which she took the Goods mentioned in all the Indictments. The Facts being plain, and the Prisoner saying nothing in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty of the first to the Value of 10 d. and the two last Felony .
Ralph Parker and Grace his Wife , and James Mitchell , alias Brown , were all indicted for breaking open the Dwelling-house of William Foster in the Night time, and taking from thence 9 Pewter Plates, 2 Smocks, with other things , the Goods of the said William Foster , on the 29th of September last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor's Wife went out about 6 of the Clock, and return'd at 7, met the Prisoners in the Alley where she liv'd; That coming to her House, she found it broken open, and the things taken away. The Prisoners were afterwards taken, Grace Parker with part of the Goods upon her, and the other two with Picklocks and Chissels upon them. The Jury found the two Men guilty of Felony : But Grace Parker being Wife to Ralph Parker , she was acquitted .
John Blackham of St. Mary le Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold Ring, value 20 s. 3 East India Bonds 300 l. 3 Broad Pieces of Gold , the Goods of Elizabeth Pighells . It appearing to be a very foul and malicious Prosecution, he was acquitted .
Anne Davenant , B - K - , E - his Wife , and Margaret Caduggon , were all indicted for feloniously stealing and receiving a Gold Ring, Value 20 s. a Snuff Box 20 s. and a Pieces of Broad Gold , the Goods of Elizabeth Pighells . This being likewise a malicious Prosecution, the Jury acquitted them.
Elizabeth Bethel of St. James Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, Value 10 s. a Candlestick 12 d. with other things , the Goods of Israel Child . But the Evidence not proving the Fact against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
John Ferrier , Lewis West , and Catharine Creek , were all three indicted for taking away Margaret Delyle , a great Fortune, under the Age of 18, with a Design to have married her to the said Lewis West . It appear'd that Catharine Creek being a Teacher to a Boarding-School at Bromley, where Margaret Delyle boarded, went on the 28th of September to Lewis West , a Prisoner in the Fleet, and agreed with him (upon the Reward of a Thousand Pounds) to assist him in marrying Mrs. Delyle, a Boarder in the aforesaid School. To accomplish which a Coach was to be brought to Mile-end, by 7 at Night, where Creek was to bring Mrs. Delyle, to convey her from thence to the Fleet, there to be married to the said West. Accordingly a Coach was got ready, and one Cassal and Ferrier went in it; but when they came the Design was discover'd, which oblig'd them to come away without doing any thing. For the Clock at the Boarding-School going an Hour too fast, the said Mrs. Delyle was carryed away by Creech at 6, which alarm'd the School; and Search being made after her, she was found at an Ale-house. There wanting sufficient Proof of the Force, and the
Thomas Hopkins was indicted for stealing 22 Yards of Fustian, the Goods of Richard Harris , and 17 Yards of Scotch Cloth , the Goods of William Davison , on the 6th of October last, which Fact being clearly prov'd against the Prisoner, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.
The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.
Received Sentence of Death 3.
Burnt in the Hand 18.
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