Old Bailey Proceedings, 5th December 1711.
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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 BAYLY.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 5th, 6th and 7th Days of December, 1711. In the Tenth Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir ROBERT BEACHCROFT , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Chief Justice Trevor, Mr. Justice Powis, Mr. Justice Blincoe, 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.

London Jury.

Nathanael Hill

Phillip Constable

Thomas Denning

Samuel Scott

Samuel Collier

Thomas Foscue

James French

Samuel Monk

Robert Westcomb

Matthew Willson

James Allin

Benjamin Barloe .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Moody

Abraham Harrison

Thomas Barloe

Joseph Parson

Guy Stone

John Deane

Charles Russell

Daniel Croker

William Ashman

John Brookes

William Alman

Thomas Nichols .

The Proceedings were as followeth.

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John Pallister , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnorth , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Guineas, 2 half Guineas, the Goods of Thomas Paine , on the 12th of October last. It appear'd that the Prisoner came with a Note to receive Money, and there lying some Gold on the Counter, he took the Opportunity of conveying the Gold under his Hat , and the Prosecutor's Servant seeing of him, he took hold of his Hand, and he dropt the Money; whereupon the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

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Margaret Wilmote , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for privately stealing 51 Yards of printed Linnen, value 3 l. the Goods of William Procter , on the 19th of November last. The first Evidence was the Prosecutor's Man, who depos'd, that a Woman came into the Shop , and seeing of her go out again, he went to the Counter, and mist the Linnen, and following of her he took her; but not seeing of her Face while in the Shop, he could not be positive that it was the same Person. There was another Evidence depos'd, that after she was brought back he took the Goods out of her Apron; the Prisoner in her Defence said that she had the Goods of another Woman, and the first Evidence not being positive, she was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Anderson , of St. John Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Silver Cup, value 20 s. 2 Blankets 3 s. 1 Rugg 2 s. and divers other Goods of Josiah Graine , on the 30th of October last. The first Evidence was one that lodged in the House, and hearing of a Noise above Stairs, went up, and found the Prisoner with the Goods upon her. There was another Evidence to corroborate the former. The Jury found her guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Cadden , of the Parish of Ely , in the County of Middlesex, was indicted for a Robbery on the Highway, and taking from Thomas Boddicote 3 l. in Money , on the 22d of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was Son-in-Law to the Prosecutor, and was intrusted with the Money to pay away in Town, and that he did not steal it, the Jury acquitted him.

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John Timms , Richard Cecil , of St. Pauls Covent Garden , were indicted for privately stealing 1 Copper Funnel, value 1 s. 6 d. 2 Copper Japan Salvers 9 s. 1 Brass-Knocker 3 s. with divers other things , the Goods of Thomas Bowcher , on the 26th of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoners were seen to break a Square of a Sash Window, and take the Goods out; and they following of them out of Long-Acre into Covent-Garden, they attempted to throw up another Window, but was prevented. Another Evidence swore that he follow'd them out of St. Clement's Church-Yard, and saw Cecil have a Diamond in his Hand to cut the Glass, and take out the Goods aforesaid; the Prisoners said little in their Defence, the Jury found them guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Prickatt , was indicted for assaulting William Richardson on the Queen's High-way, and taking from him one Gold Ring, value 12 s. on the 19th of November last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor was an Undertaker , and was going down to bury a Corps; he went with the Coaches as far as the white Horse at Mile-End, and then turn'd down the Lane to go over the Fields, and within three Fields of Bow , the Prisoner flung a Stone and knock'd him down, and came up to him with a Penknife in his Hand, and stabb'd him on the right Side, but did not do him much Damage, and took away the Ring aforesaid. The Prisoner said little in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

He was a second time indicted for stealing 24 Pound of Beef, value 8 s. one hind Quarter of Mutton, value 5 s. and divers other things , the Goods of Edward Nichols , on the 21st of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was found with the Goods upon him, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

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Anne Ceveirs , of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for stealing one Flaxen Sheet value 4 s, one Pillow-bear 2 s. with divers other Goods , from Francis Biggs on the 10th of November last; it appear'd that the Prisoner lodged in the House, and took an Opportunity of conveying the Goods away and Pawn'd them for 2 s. She saying little in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Amy Davis , of the Parish of Hamstead , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Pair of Flaxen Sheets ; on the 1st of November last: The first Evidence was the Constable, who swore that she confessed she took the Sheets off the Pales. Another Evidence said, that as she was working, her Mistriss told her the Sheets where gone, she run out after her, and found the Sheets upon her. There was another Evidence that confirmed the former; the Prisoner saying little in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Cuttell alias Hartwell , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Caps value 3 s. 6 d. one Flaxen Sheet 4 s. one Flaxen Sheet 3 s. and divers other Goods on the 18th of October last, from Katherine Fuzzard ; the Evidence swore, that as she set in her Room, she saw the Prisoner at the Top of the Garret Stairs; asking her who she wanted, she answer'd one Mason. But mistrusting of her, she searched her and found the Goods upon her; the Prisoner said nothing in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Jane Reynolds , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing Three Pewter Plates value 3 s. one pair of Sheets and Pillow-bears ; the Goods of Mary Knowles , on the 24th of November last; the first Evidence

was the Prosecutor, who deposed, that she missing her Goods, followed the Prisoner, and took them upon her; there was another Evidence to the same Effect, and the Prisoner saying little in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Matthews , of St. Peters Poor , was indicted for privately stealing 24 Ounces of Hair value 3 l. the Goods of John Hains ; it appeared, that the Prisoner came to have his Wig oyl'd and powdered; and desired the Man to do it well, for he had rid above fifty Mile that Day; but he mistrusting of him, and watching him narrowly, saw him take the Hair and put it into his Pocket. But he making off, and drawing his Sword, the Prosecutor with others pursued him. They cry'd stop Thief, and so likewise did the Prisoner, but turning up a Court in Bartholomew Lane there was a Tavern, and they shut to the Doors upon the Prisoner: He was seen to take the Hair out of his Pocket and drop it on the Ground. The Constable swore to the same Effect; and the Prisoner calling none to his Reputation, the Jury found him Guilty . He was a Second Time indicted for stealing Two Peruques value 6 l. the Goods of Mark Newth : But the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict him he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

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M - J - , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing Two Cloath Coats value 50 s. Four Shirts 10 s. Four Muslin Neckcloaths 9 s. one pair of Shooes 3 s. a piece of Gold of 23 s. 6 d. and Nineteen Guinea's , the Goods of James Hutton : The first Evidence swore, that he took the Shooes off Momford's Feet, which was Huttons; the other Evidence was the Shooemaker that made 'em, and he knew that they were Huttons Shooes by a particular Mark, that he had set on the inside of the Flap. Upon the whole, the Jury considering the Matter, that there was no positive Evidence but for the Shooes, found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Bland , of St. Buttolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing and breaking the House of Jeremiah Bentham , and taking from thence one Gold Net-Scarf value 7 l. and 1 l. 7 s. 6 d. in Money , on the 16th of November last; it appear'd, that the Prisoner was a Servant in the House, and that she broke a Sash and took the Goods; she did not deny it upon her Tryal, but said she had the Good, but did not design to keep them; the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Mary Hughes alias Mason , of St. Bartholomew-Exchange , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Silk Gown value 7 l. two Silk Petticoats, one Silver Hasted Knife and Fork 5 s. one Silk Scarf 40 s. the Goods of Samuel Staples , on the 29th of March last; it appear'd, that the Prisoner was Servant to Mrs. Ludloe, and had lived with her about Three Months, and that the Prisoner went away the Day the Robbery was committed; the Prosecutor said, that he never had seen her but once since, and that was in Newgate; the Prisoner in Defence denied that she had ever seen the Prosecutor, and the Evidence not being clear, she was acquitted .

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Charles Goodall and Sarah Justice , of St. Dunstan in the West , were indicted as Principals, and Sarah Coward as Accessary, for privately stealing one Silver Cup value 3 l. 5 s. one Leather Shooe 1 s. the Goods of John Beale , on the 6th of November last, at 11 at Night; it appear'd that Goodall and Justice, and one Yarwood went to the Prosecutors to buy a pair of Shooes . Yarwood swore, that Goodall unlock'd the Cupboard and took out the Cup, and carry'd it to Cowards: Upon the whole, the Jury found Goodall and Justice Guilty of privately stealing, and Coward as Accessary.

[Goodall Justice: Death. See summary.]

[Coward: Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Jerry , of St. Gregory , was indicted for privately stealing one Silver Cup value 40 s. one Spoon 12 s. the Goods of Anne Crimshaw , on the 6th of October last. It appear'd, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor with two Women more, to know how much Holland would make him a Shirt , she told him Three Ells; and while they were there, the Prosecutor's Mother came in. She said, the Prisoner, while her back was, turned took an Opportunity to convey the Cup away. Another Evidence said, that he heard him say he drank out of the Cup, but not that he took it, but that one of the Women took it, and gave it to him, and he went and sold it in Foster-Lane; the Prisoner called several to his Reputation, that said he was a very Honest Man, the Jury acquitted him.

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Joseph Brown , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for breaking open the Shop of William Trapp , and feloniously stealing one pair of Leather Clogs value 2 s. 6 d. two Caps 1 s. 6 d. and several other Things , on the 4th of November last. A Poulterers Man deposed, that a Person came and gave him a Peny for a Candle, which he saw him give to the Prisoner in the Prosecutor's Shop; and likewise depos'd, that he went to a Watchman, and they coming to Trapp's Shop found the Prisoner. They asking of him what he did there, he told them he was the Master of the Shop; but they calling a Constable and searching him, they found several Pick-lock Keys upon him; the Prisoner saying little in his Defence, and calling none to his Reputation; the Jury found him Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Daniel Wilkinson , of London, Labourer , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Gold Ring value 16 s. the Goods of Rob. Lovell , on the 24th of November last. It appear'd, that the Prisoner came to buy a Wedding Ring, and he show'd him one. but that he said was too heavy for him; he ask'd, it he had no hollow Rings, he told him he had; upon this, while he went to fetch the other Rings, he took up a Gold Ring and laid down a Brass one; when he brought him the hollow Ring, and told the Price, he said, he would not give above half so much and went his way. Upon this they follow'd him, and took him, and had him before Sir Owen Buckingham , where searching of him, it was found in his Pocket; the Prisoner said little in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Jones , alias Bolton, alias Wildman, alias King, alias Thomas , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing 10 Yards of Muslin, value 2 l. 7 s. the Goods of Richard Warmen , on the 13th of October last. It apper'd the Prisoner came to buy 1 Yard of Muslin, and while he went to the other end of the Shop , she took the opportunity to convey the Muslin under her Petticoats, and went away with it; the Prosecutor missing the Muslin, soon after followed the Prisoner, who being search'd, the Goods were found upon her. There was two or three Witnesses that swore they saw the Goods took from under her Petticoats, and the Prisoner saying but little in her defence, the Jury found her Guilty of privately stealing .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Katharine Eales , of the Parish of Fulham , was indicted for feloniously stealing, 1 Gold Ring, value 10 s. 1 Diamond Ring 5 l. 10 s. and 4 lac'd Head-Dresses 10 l. with divers other Goods of the Lady Maynard's, on the 10th of November last. The first Evidence was the Lady Maynard , who depos'd, that the Prisoner had liv'd with her 10 Years, and that she did find her to be an idle Person; but having regard to her Father, who was an honest Man, and us'd to Collect her Rents, she was unwilling to turn her away. Another Evidence depos'd, she stole the Goods, and that she had a Hood and Head-dress of my Lady's upon her Head, when taken. The Gardener to my Lady depos'd, that the Prisoner own'd she had stole them, and had pawn'd them. There was another Evidence which my Lady called, which was the Prisoner's Mother, who depos'd that my Lady often sent the Prisoner to pawn Goods for her, and that she deliver'd the Money to my Lady. The Constable depos'd, that the Prisoner did own she had the Goods, but did not steal them. The Prisoner in her defence said, that she us'd frequently to go with my Lady to Fortune-tellers, and that sometimes she paid, and sometimes my Lady, according as they had Money. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted her.

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Phebe Ward , of St. Clement's-Danes , was indicted for the Murther of her Female Bastard Child , on the 21st of November last. The first Evidence was one that liv'd in the House with her, and that the Morning before she was deliver'd, she complain'd she had the Cholick very much; but being ask'd by this Deponent, whether it was not something else? She said, No. She further ask'd her, whether she had never known Man? She said, no, never in her life. Some time after that she ask'd her how she did? She said she was very ill. She then ask'd her again, if she was not with Child, telling her that she was not the first that had been drawn away; and if she was, her Mistress would take Care of her, that she should Lye in handsomely. She still deny'd it; and this Deponent farther said, that she gave her two Cordial Drams, and that about an hour after that she ask'd her how she did? she said she was much better; but desir'd her to keep the Candle out of her Eyes. Coming up a second time she found some tokens of a Delivery, she taxes her with having a Child, pulling down the Bed-cloaths to the feet, but did not see any Child. The next Morning this Deponent coming down, saw the Footsteps of a Person, and trac'd it, quite to the Vault; upon this she told her Mistress, who caus'd the Vault to be search'd, and there the Child was found. There was another Evidence, who was Clerk of the Parish, who saw the Child taken out of the Vault, and that it was a full grown Child. There was another Witness,

who took the Child out of the Vault; and also another who was the Midwife, who searching of her, found she had been delivered of a Child. The Prisoner in her defence said very little, and it appearing that she had made no Provision for it; the Jury found her Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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John Saunders , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 3 dozen of Gloves, value 40 s. on the 10th of May last, the Goods of Matthew King . It appearing that it was a malicious Prosecution, the Prisoner having given an Information to the Commissioner of the Excise of Wax-Candles, conceal'd in the said King's House, and the Prisoner calling the Excise Officer who knew he had seized them, he was acquitted , and ordered a Copy of the Indictment.

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Sarah Wizdell , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for privately stealing 25 Yards of Irish printed Linen, the Goods of Isaac Godwin . It appear'd that she came into the Shop to buy 5 Yards of Callicoe, and took the opportunity to put them under her Petticoat . There were several Witnesses saw the Goods taken from her, and she not saying any thing in her defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the qalue of 4 s. and 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Anne Cibers , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Silver Watch, value 3 l. on the 8th of November last. No Body appearing against her, she was acquitted .

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Charles Roberts and Jeremiah Porter , of St. Andrews Holborn , were indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Sorrel Mare, value 50 s. the Goods of Robert Kittle . It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Mare out of his Field in Essex, and that it was found upon the Prisoners; and they saying little in their defence, the Jury found them both Guilty . They were a second time indicted for stealing 30 Geese, value 3 l. and divers other Goods , of John Stephens , on the 8th of November . It appear'd that the Goods were seized on Suspicion, and they not giving any Account how they came by them, the Jury found them Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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Katharine Tilman and Elizabeth Sayling , of the Parish of St. Martin's Ludgate , were indicted for privately stealing 23 Yards of Silk Damask, value 11 l. 10 s. the Goods of Ben. Johnson , on the 22d of November last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, that the Prisoners came into the Shop to cheapen some Silk , they being Dutch Women, and he not understanding them, call'd in a Friend that could speak Dutch. The Prisoners cheapen'd some Silk, but would not then buy, until they had had their Husband's Consent. As soon as they were gone he miss'd the piece of Damask. The Saturday following the Deponent went to a Mantoe-maker, and told him she had a piece of Damask to sell, and looking upon it, found it to be the Piece he shew'd the Prisoners. Mrs. Craddock said she had it of Mrs. Cooper. where the Prisoner lodg'd. Mrs. Cooper depos'd, that she had it of the Prisoners to sell for them, and that she thought they brought it from Holland. Another Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoners own'd the Silk, and that they said the, bought it of a Jew, living in Sherbon-lane; but they not proving it, the Jury found them guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Margaret Burbank , of the Parish of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking open the House of Christopher Baker , and felonionsly taking from thence 1 Silk and Stuff Gown, value 9 s. 1 Muslin Apron 3 s. 1 pair of lac'd Sleeves 1 s. with divers other Goods , on the 1st of December instant. The Prosecutor depos'd that coming home about 11 a Clock at Night, found the Prisoner in his House, with the Door open, and the Goods upon her. She saying very little in her defence, and the Burglary not being prov'd upon her, the Jury found her Guilty of the Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Sarah Wareing , of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Gold Ring, value 9 s. and 19 Shillings in Money , the Goods of Samuel Hosier , the 9th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that as he was coming from St. James's, the Prisoner met him, and would have had him gone to drink with her; he refused it, and said, as he was talking with her she pick'd his Pocket. The Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact, the Jury acquitted her.

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Charles Goodale , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of James Craven , and taking from thence, 1 Drugget Suit, value 40 s. 1 Stuff Petticoat 10 s. with divers other Goods , on the 1st of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd he lost the Goods above-mention'd. The second Evidence was one Yarwood, who was concern'd in the Robbery; he deposed, that the Prisoner and he broke the Prosecutor's Window, and that Goodale went in and handed the Goods out to him. He was a second time indicted for privately stealing 1 Silver Chocolate-Pot, value 12 l. 1 Silver Tea-Pot 7 l. and a Lamp 3 l. the Goods of Robert Steward , on the 6th of November last. Yarwood depos'd, that the Prisoner and he threw up the Sash, and went into the Room , and took the Goods. The Prisoner not denying the Facts, the Jury found him Guilty of both Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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Isabella Jones, alias Thomas , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 41 Yards of Mantua Silk, value 7 l. 10 s. the Goods of Enoch Rolph ; but no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .

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Thomas Abram , of St. Andrews Undershaft , was indicted for breaking open the House of the united Company of Merchants trading to East-India , on the 28th of October last, in the Day time, and feloniously taking away 1100 Guineas . The first Evidence against him was Benjamin Masters , who depos'd, that on the 28th of October, about 5 a Clock in the Afternoon, the Prisoner came down the Treasury Stairs, and bid him open the Door, which he refus'd, asking him from whence he came, he answer'd, from Mr. Mickelthwaite, Masters told him he would call the House-keeper: accordingly double-locking the outward Gate, went and acquainted Mr. Wooly, that a Person wanted to go out. Mr. Wooly depos'd, that when Masters called him he made a strict Search, but could not discover any Person, till at last they found the Prisoner under the Scaffolding in the Sale Room, delivering at the same time two Bags, one of Money and one of Papers. Mr. Mickelthwaite depos'd, that going to the Treasury he found a great Quantity of Silver upon the Tables and on the Ground, and that they miss'd upon Examination 1100 Guineas, besides Notes, &c. partly the Company's, and partly other Persons. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he had been under an Indisposition of Mind, and endeavour'd to prove it, by calling Dr. Cromp, who depos'd, that Abram had on Saturday the 27th of October, enquir'd of him how many Drops of Opium he took when he was not well; this Deponant reply'd, more than he would have him or any other Person take, for it might do him an Injury. An Apothecary depos'd to the same Effect. The Prisoner likewise called several to his Reputation. Upon the whole, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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James Yates , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Gold Watch, value 14 l. one Silver Cup 7 l. one Silver Pint-Pot 40 s. 12 Silver Spoons 3 l. one Silver Hilted Sword 30 s. 2 Feather-Beds, and divers other things , the Goods of John Alderman , on the 5th of November last; It appear'd that the Prosecutor had been in a Mad-house, and that the Prosecutor's Wife had intrusted Yates with the Goods, and that he did nothing with them but by his Wife's Order. The Jury considering the Matter, he was acquitted .

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John Wigley , of Christ-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Cloth-Wastcoat, value 5 s. one Pair of Breeches 3 s. and a Box 4 d. the Goods of Bartholomew Clapt , on the 14th of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was seen in Newgate-Street by a Boy that was coming through the Street about 11 a Clock at Night, and that he saw him take the Box out of the Cart, and was going away with it; but the Boy crying stop Thief, a Watchman laid hold of him with the Goods upon him. The Prisoner in his Defence said he took the Box up in the Street, but calling none to his Reputation, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Pallister , of St. Brides , was indicted a second time for privately stealing one Gold Watch-Case, value 50 s. the Goods of Thomas Martin , on the 29th of September last. It appear'd that the Prisoner came with a Petition to ask Relief, and took the said Case. Mr. Martin receiving a Letter from the Prisoner while he was in Newgate, he went to him; the Prisoner told him, that he had sold the Case to one Paine. The Jury found him guilty . He was a third time indicted for privately stealing a Silver Cup, value 15 s. the Goods of John Rewlen . The Fact being fully prov'd upon him, he was found guilty of the Indictment. He was was a fourth time indicted as Principal, and Benjamin Paine as Accessary, for privately stealing one Silver Lamp, value 11 s. the Goods of John Rudge , on the 25th of June last. It appear'd that the Prisoner came with a Petition as before; and while the Prosecutor's Back was turn'd, he took the Lamp mentioned in the Indictment. It being fully prov'd upon him, the Jury found him guilty , but Paine was acquitted .

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William Smith , and Percaine Ralph , of St. Paul Shadwall , were indicted for feloniously stealing twelve Bushels of Coals , the Goods of James Thomas , on the 27th of October last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor's Men going aboard the Lighter about two in the Morning, they look the Prisoners loading the Boat; Smith was in the Lighter, and handed them out, and Ralph receiv'd them. The Prisoners saying little in their Defence, the Jury found them guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Samuel Cannon Senior, and Samuel Cannon Junior, of the Parish of Willingdon, in the County of Middlesex , were indicted for stealing 2 black Cows, value 5 l. 10 s. the Goods of William Bratham , on the 5th of November last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Cows out of his Ground, about the 17th or 18th of September last; and he hearing that one Arundell had them, he went and found the said Cows. Arundell swore he bought them of one Weeden; and Weeden depos'd that he bought them of Cannon Junior; Cannon Junior said little in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of Felony; but there appearing no Evidence against Cannon Senior, he was acquitted .

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Samuel Cannon Junior, was a second time indicted for stealing one black Cow 5 l. one red Cow, value 4 l. the Goods of Jacob Dew Frame , on the 4th of November last. It apyear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Cows two or three Days before Gunpowder-Treason, and hearing that they were at Ascote, he went and found them there. There was another who had the Cows, said he bought them of the Prisoner at the Bar. The Prisoner in his Defence said he bought them at Uxbridge; but could not prove it, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Groome , was indicted for stealing one Pair of Boots, value 14 s. one Pair of Stockings 2 s. the Goods of Isaac Lamb , on the 1st of December ; but the Prosecutor not proving of it, he was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Hardis, alias Porter , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Joseph Archer on the High-way, and taking from him a silver Snuff-Box, value 30 s. 9 pieces of Gold 4 l. 10 s. and 4 other pieces of Gold 40 s. on the 2d of November last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor coming over Lincolns-Inn-Fields , there was two Women took hold of his Coat, and tript up his Heels, and took the Money out of his Pocket, and he calling out, the Watch came to his assistance. The Constable coming his Round depos'd he search'd the Prisoner, and found two half Guineas, two half Broad Pieces, and a Handkerchief upon her; the Prisoner said little, and called none to her Reputation, the Jury found her guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

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Anne Welch , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for privately stealing 1 Straw-hat, value 5 s. 1 Suit of Head-cloaths 5 s. 1 pair of Stockings 1 s. and 3 Shillings in Money , the Goods of Anne Brathington . It appear'd that the Prosecutor lent the Goods aforesaid, she was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Freeman , and Rebecca Freeman , of St. Mary White-Chappel , were indicted of Felony for stealing 1 Stuff Gown, value 20 s. 1 Petticoat 10 s. and divers other Goods of Sarah Lovell , on the 4th of December instant. No Body appearing against them, they were acquitted .

Reference Number: t17111205-42

John Money , of the Parish of Acton was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in taking out of the House of John Lawrence , 1 Cloath Coat, value 4 s. 1 Wastecoat 10 s. a Silver Spoon 2 s. on the 13th November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that his House was broke open about six in the Morning. Another Evidence depos'd, that coming into the Yard, and seeing a hole in the Wall, he sent to a Neighbour; and going into the House and searching, found the Prisoner hid behind some Babbins, and a Wastecoat of the Prosecutor's upon his back. The Evidence not being strong enough as to the Burglary, he was acquitted; but found guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17111205-43

Edward Norris , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Silver Porringer, value 20 s. 1 Silver Cannister 10 s. the Goods of Margaret Gentel . No Evidence appearing, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17111205-44

Richard Parker , of the Parish of Edmunton , was indicted for stealing one gray Gelding value 3 l. the Goods of Francis Kempton ; it appear'd, that the Prosecutor lost his Horse out of Enfield Chase , and he not proving that the Prisoner had him, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17111205-45

Thomas Fry , was indicted for stealing of 21 Yew Sheep value 6 l. 8 s. and one Ram 5 s. the Goods of Richard Ponter , on the 20th of October last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor lost his Sheep out of his Grounds in Hampshire, and that he found them in the Prisoner's Possession; he was a Second Time indicted for stealing nine Weather Sheep to the value of 2 l. 5 s. the Goods of Richard Fowkes , on the 10th of October last; he was a Third Time indicted for stealing 21 Yew Sheep to the value of 6 l. the Goods of John Hockley , on the 20th of October last; it appear'd, that Fowkes Riding to Uxbridge, found him in the Market, and Ponter's Sheep in the Fold; the Prisoner in his Defence called one Davis, who is a Drover to prove he bought them at Winchester Market; but not agreeing as to the Marks, he was found Guilty of all 3 Indictments .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17111205-46

John Bath , of the Parish of Shoredith , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Edward Morron , on the 2d of March last; and taking from thence divers sums of Portugal Mony to the value of 500 l. the Goods of Samuel Mash , Thomas Cook , Joseph Billers , and others, but the Evidence not being strong enough to convict him, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17111205-47

Anne Edwards , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for privately stealing one Silver Spoon value 10 s. the Goods of Richard Stevens ; the Evidence not being positive as to the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17111205-48

Francis James , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Cloath Coat 10 s. one Wastcoat 10 s. and divers other Goods of Thomas Waite , but the Evidence not being sufficient, and he calling several to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17111205-49

Elizabeth Powell alias Rogers , of the Parish of Fulham , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Red Cloath Petticoat 2 s. 6. one pair of Silk Gloves 1 s. 6 d. a Flannel Wastcoat 2 s. and one Straw Hat 6 d. the Goods of William Terry , on the 29th of September last; but there not being Evidence to convict her, the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17111205-50

Mary Cerbert , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Pair of Sheet value 20 s. three Shirts 30 s. three Cambrick Handkerchief 10 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Scosseer , on the 19th of May . The Prosecutor said, she found one of her Shifts upon the Prisoner's back, which being corrobrated by another Evidence; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Reference Number: t17111205-51

Elizabeth Rose alias Clarke , was indicted for stealing one Camlet Riding Hood to the value of 8 s. the Goods of John Perrin , on the 28th of October last; it appear'd, that she came and called for a Pint of Drink, and took the Riding Hood away with her, she did not deny it; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

Reference Number: t17111205-52

John Welsh alias Thomspon , was indicted for a Wicked and Corrupt Perjury before Mr. Justice Blincoe, in personating another Man ; the Jury found him Guilty .

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: o17111205-1

Called up to former Sentence Mary Hewitt
Reference Number: s17111205-1

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

Received Sentence of Death 12.

John Matthews , Charles Goodale , Sarah Justice , Elizabeth Jones , Thomas Abram , John Pallister , Thomas Prickatt , Phebe Ward , Christopher Roberts , Jeremiah Porter , and Elizabeth Hardis .

Reference Number: s17111205-1

Called up to former Sentence Mary Hewitt .

Burnt in the Hand 15.

Mary Bland , Sarah Coward , Joseph Brown , Daniel Wilkinson , Katharine Tilman, Elizabeth Sailing , Elizabeth Anderson , John Timms , Richard Cecil , Sarah Wizdoll , Margaret Burbank , Elizabeth Brown , Samuel Cannon , John Money , and Thomas Fry .

Petit Larcenies 11.

Amey Davis, Mary Cuttell , Jane Reynolds , M - J - , John Wigley , William Smith , Perey Ralph, Mary Cerbert , Anne Welch , Elizabeth Rose and Anne Ceviers .

John Welch to stand three times in the Pillory, and fined twenty Nobles, and to find Security for his good Behaviour for 12 Months.


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