Queen's Commission of the Peace,
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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, being the 30th of June, and 1st, 2d, 3d and 5th Days of July, 1714. In the Thirteenth Year of Her MAJESTY's Reign.
BEfore the Rt. Hon. Sir SAMUEL STANIER Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Lord Chief Baron Ward , Mr. Justice Powis , Mr. Serjeant Richardson , and several of his 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
Elizabeth Stin and Mary Bidfoy , of the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Less , were indicted for privately stealing 5 Yards of Muslin out of the Shop of John Wright , on the 7th of June . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner coming under a Pretence to buy, he suspected them, and saw Stin take the goods while Bidfoy was cheapning; whereupon he let them go about two Yards from the Shop, and then brought them back again, and Stin dropt the Goods. The had nothing material in their Defence, and were found found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .
They were a second Time indicted for privately stealing 10 Yards of Muslin out of the same Shop , on the 19th of October last; and it was sworn by the same Witness, That they came and bought a Quarter of a Yard of Muslin, and as soon as they were gone he miss'd that in the Indictment, but could not overtake them; and that when they came again on the 7th of June, he stopt them, as in the former indictment. They deny'd their being in the Shop, and said, they had divers Times gone by the Prosecutor's Shop betwixt the Times mention'd in the two Indictments, which was not contradicted, and they were acquitted .
Mary Jones of the Parish of St. Margaret Lothbury , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Fustian Value 9s. out of the Warehouse of Edward Byram , on the 18th of June . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner and another Woman came into the Warehouse together; and while the other was cheapning a Piece of Ticking, the Prisoner walk'd about till he had done, and then they went away together, and as soon as they were gone, he miss'd the Fustian; whereupon he pursu'd, and overtook 'em, and found the Goods upon the Prisoner, but the other escaped, She said she went along with the other to buy the Ticking, but deny'd she was in the Warehouse, but it being so fully prov'd to the contrary, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Jacob Bush , Mary Bush, alias Best , and Susanna Jones , of the parish of St. Stephen Colemanstreet , were indicted for stealing a Silver Watch, a pair of Drugget Breeches, some other Goods, and a Guinea in Gold, out of the House of Griffith Wynn , on the 24th of May last. It was depos'd, That Mary Bush took a Lodging in the Prosecutor's House for Jacob Bush and herself; and after they had lodg'd there two Nights, the Prosecutor going to a Closet in their Room, found the two Women in Bed, the Closet broke open, and the Goods gone; whereupon he secur'd the Women, and after some pursuit took the other Prisoner, who confess'd the whole Matter, and where he had sold the Goods, and some of them were found accordingly. He had very little to say in his Defence, and the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment; but the Evidence not being strong enough against the Women, they were acquitted .
Jacob Bush was a second Time indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, Value 7 l. a Silver Cup, Value 3 l. and a Cloth Waistcoat, Value 10 s. out of the House of John Quest , on the 16th of March last. Mrs. Quest swore, That a Neighbour of hers brought the Prisoner to lodge with her; and that the Goods being in a Trunk in his Chamber, it was broke open, and they miss'd, and the Prisoner gone. The Evidence was very positive to the Fact; but never having seen the Prisoner before, and the Jury doubting her knowledge of the Person, he was acquitted .
Christopher Elliot , of the Parish of St. Katherine's , was indicted for stealing two Linnen Bags, Value 2 d. three Guineas, and three Pound in Silver, out of the House of Elizabeth Street , on the 14th of May last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutor keeping a public House , the Prisoner and another came to drink, and going into a Room, call'd for Pen and Ink, and were together a good while, paid their Reckoning, and went away. After which, she going up to her Chamber, found the Door open, and her Money gone; and suspecting the Prisoner, upon Search found him, who confess'd the Fact, and had the Bags, and some of the Money upon him. He own'd that he help'd (Price Three-pence.)
David Wiltord , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, Value 8 l. and two Salts, Value 40 s. out of the House of Jonathan Shackleton , on the 17th of May last. It appear'd , That the Prosecutor keeping the Castle-Tavern in Holborn , a Person came and call'd for Gill of Wine, and afterwards for half a Pint, and pretending he wanted to write a Letter, was admitted into the Room behind the Bar where the Plate was, and having written, sent a Porter with a kind of sham Letter to the Rainbow-Coffee-House at the Ditch side, and a while after, Mr. Shackleton being call'd out of the Bar, his Customer took the Opportunity to go off with the Plate. The Prosecutor, Drawer, and Porter all swore the Prisoner was the Person, but could not be positive it was he, and he bringing some Proof that he was at another Place, and some to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Clover and Elizabeth Smith , of the Parish of St. Pancras Soper-Lane , were indicted for privately stealing sixty Yards of printed Callico out of the Shop of Thomas Sewel and Thomas Smith , on the 24th of June . The Evidence was very positive, That the Prisoners came under a Pretence to buy, and that Smith was seen to take the Goods, and put them under her Pettycoat; and that being immediately charg'd, she dropt them; whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 4s. 10 d. But the Proof not being sufficient to convict Clover, she was acquitted .
James Powell , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Hulls , and stealing thence two Guineas and 30 s. in Silver , on the 15th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Door was fast lock'd at Eight of the Clock in the Evening aforesaid; and Hulls coming home about Ten, found it open, and heard some Noise above Stairs; whereupon calling his Wife, having no Answer, he stood in the Entry, and soon saw a Person run by him, who he thought to be the Prisoner; and crying for Assistance, Pursuit was made, and the Prisoner was taken running within ten Doors of the Place, where he dropt four Picklock-Keys, and three more and a Dark-Lanthorn were afterwards found betwixt the Place where he was taken and Hull's House. He endeavour'd to make a Defence, but it was to little purpose; and being known to be an old Offender, he was found Guilty of the Burglary .
Henry, alias Hillary May , of the Parish of St. Dionis Back Church , was indicted for stealing a dozen Pair of black worsted Stockins out of the Shop of Richard Wilson , on the 15th of May last. It was fully prov'd against him, and he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
He was a second Time indicted for stealing a leg of Veal Value 5 s. from the Stall of Elizabeth Burridge in Leadenhall-Market , on the 8th of May last; which being also plainly made appear, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Alice Forest, alias Holt , and Mary Ridley, alias Ann Drew , of the Parish of St. Vedast, alias Foster , were indicted for privately stealing 30 Yards of strip'd Sattin, value 3 l. 10 s. out of the Shop of Lingham Asterly , on the 16th of June . The Prosecutor swore, that Forest came first into his Shop, pretending to buy some thread Sattin for a Night-Gown; and he having open'd several Pieces, she said she would not pitch upon any, till her cousin came, for she lik'd her Fancy; immediately after which Ridley came in, and they bought as much as came to 25 s. which they paid for, and desir'd the Prosecutor to lay it by, and they would call for it in half an Hour; but they had not gone far, before they were suspected for Shoplifters, by reason one end of the Goods dragg'd upon the Ground from under one of their Petticoats; and being apprehended, the Goods were found upon them, and sworn to by the Prosecutor; whereupon they were found guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .
Mary Jackson and Mary Fox , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for privily stealing a silver Snuff-Box, val. 40 s. from the Person of William Corbet , on the 2d of June . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Prisoners were acquitted .
Tho. Brampton , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for High Treason for counterfeiting the current Coyn of the Kingdom , on the 10th of June . It appear'd the Prisoner was Apprentice to a Gold-beater , and his Master searching for a Key, found some Powders in Black Copper a [Text unreadable in original.] and some other Utensils of that Nature, and also a Shilling newly cast, and taxing the Prisoner with the Crime, he own'd he had been trying Experiments. The Jury considering the Matter, found the Evidence not sufficiently clear to prove such a Crime, and he was acquitted .
Lewis Dewry, Esq; alias Sir Charles Witherington, Kt. was indicted for felony, in taking to Wife Mary Newnham , on the 13th of April last, his former Wife Dorothy Tyndal being yet alive . But the Evidence not proving the last Marriage, he was acquitted .
Obediah Leman , of the Parish of Alhallows Honey Lane , was indicted for stealing 14 pair of Shoes, and 12 pairs of Clogs , the Goods of --- French , on the 13th of April last. The Evidence was one Shepherd, who swore, that the Prosecutor sent him to carry the Goods into Southwark, and as he was going with them in a Box, he was met by the Prisoner, and Roderick Awdey, (lately executed) who prevail'd upon him to go on an Errand for them, and leave his Box till he came back, and while he was gone, they went off with the Goods. The Jury having some Ground to believe the Evidence might be mistaken in the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
Wm. Clark , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Callico Gown, val. 20 s. out of the Shop of of Francis Blare on the 15th of June . The Evidence was the Prosecutor's Servant, who swore, That her Mistress suspecting there was somebody in the Shop, bid her go and see; and that she saw the Prisoner run away, and miss'd the Gown; whereupon she pursu'd him, and he was taken, but had dropt the Gown, which was found just by him. He had no Defence to make, and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Wm. Haynes of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for breaking the House of Peter Brock , and stealing 7 Dishes and other Pewter on the 10th of June in the Night Time . The Evidence was plain that the House was broke, and the Goods taken away; and that the Prisoner was a very ill Person, and seen to carry a Bundle of Goods into his Mother's House (which by its Bulk seem'd to be Pewter) at 3 of the Clock in the same Morning, and some other Circumstances; which not being sufficient to convict him, he was acquitted .
Mary Hamilton , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Holland Sheet, value 12 s. the Goods of Anthony Sherwin , on the 24th of April last. The Fact was plainly prov'd upon her, and she was found guilty to the value of 10 d .
Joseph Hutton , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , as indicted for stealing a Holland Apron, and other Goods out of the Shop of Bernard Fletcher , on the 12th of May last. The Evidence was Fletcher's Daughter, who swore, that the prisoner came to borrow 6 d. on a mantle, which she not being willing to lend him, he assaulted her, and reaching over the Counter, snatch'd the Goods, but she catching hold of him, he threw then at her, broke her Hold, and ran away, and upon pursuit was taken. He said nothing material in his Defence, and was found guilty to the value of 10 d .
He was a second time indicted for assaulting, and putting in bodily Fear, Hannah Whitchurch , and stealing from her Person 4 Pair of Stockins, value 12 s. on the 10th of April last. It was fully prov'd, that he came into the Prosecutor's Shop, and cheapen'd Stockins, and having pitch'd upon 2 Pair, and agreed for the Price, desir'd he might compare 'em with a Pair she had in her Hand; which pretending to do, he threw the Candle out, struck Mrs. Whitchurch in the Face, and ran away with the Stockins; and being afterwards taken for the former Fact, was seen and sworn by Mrs. Whitchurch and her two Servants. He had no Defence, but that he was not in the Shop; which was not sufficient to contradict so plain an Evidence, he was found guilty of the Indictment .
Charles Clark , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 5 Muslin Neck cloths, a Pair of Stockins, and other things, and 14 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of John Duffin , out of the House of John Porter , on the 16th of June , It appear'd
Ann Williams , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Flaxen Sheet, a Gown and Petticoat, and a Shift, out of the House of Robert Laton , which being fully prov'd against her, she was found Guilty of Felony .
William Hoskins , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, value 10 s. from Michael Odell , on the 19th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, that as he was riding along Holborn with his coat tied behind his Saddle, he felt it suddenly snatch'd away, and looking back, saw the Prisoner going away with it on his Arm; whereupon he call'd for Help, and the Prisoner was taken, having dropt the Coat. In his Defence, he said he found it; but that being a frivolous Excuse, he was found Guilty of Felony .
Frances Dye , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Gold Watch, Chain, and Locket, value 25 l. the Goods of John Fountain , out of the Dwelling House of Elizabeth Marsh , on the 23d of May last. Mr.Fountain swore, that having been abroad with another Gentlewoman pretty late at Night, the other Gentlewoman prevail'd upon her to lye with her; and the Prisoner lying also in the same Bed, pretended herself ill of the Cholick, got up, and took the Watch from the Bedside, where Mrs. Fountain hung it, and went away. The Watch was soon miss'd, and search made for the Prisoner who was gone, and left the Door open; but being afterwards taken coming from Rag-Fair, she own'd the Fact, and said she had deliver'd it to a Washerwoman in Somerest-Yard. She said in her Defence, That having her Goods seiz'd for Rent, she lodg'd with the Gentlewoman at her request, and that a Cause of her going away at so unseasonable time, was her fear of being arrested: But her Confession being fully prov'd, she was found Guilty of the Indictment .
William Holyoak , of the parish of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 8 l. 10.s. out of the Dwelling-House of Charles Tovey , on the 29th of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the prosecutor keeping a Publick-House , the Prisoner had drank there sometimes, and coming on the Day aforesaid, was drinking in a Room where some Company had a Tankard; and one of them drinking to him, he drank, and went away with the Tankard (as they thought to have it fill'd). Being afterwards taken, he own'd the fact, and that he sold it for 5 l. 17 s. to a Woman in Holborn. The Jury considering the whole Matter, found him guilty of Felony .
Charles Goodale , of the parish of White Chappel , was indicted for breaking the House of Albion Thompson , on the 17th of May last in the Night-time, and stealing a Callico Gown and Petticoat, and divers other the Goods of the said Thompson . The Evidence was very full as to the Burglary, and part of the Goods were taken upon him; whereupon he was found guilty of Burglary .
Alexander Rudd and William Bond , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for stealing four Silver Spoons, two Salts, and two Pair of breeches , the Goods of Jeffery Crowder , on the 27th of May last: But the Prosecutor being favourable in his Evidence, they were both acquitted .
Margaret Stevenson , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Persian Silk, Value 3l. out of the Shop of John Johnson , on the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Prisoner came pretending to buy, and the Shop being pretty full, she found an opportunity to take the Goods, and go away; but he having some Suspicion, pursu'd, and brought her back to the Shop, where she dropt the Silk. She had nothing to say in her Defence, nor any to her reputation, so was found Guilty of Shoplifting .
Dorothy Poppleton alias Douglas, (spelt in French, Jougla) alias Drake, alias Malard , was indicted for marrying , and having two husbands living at the same Time , Peter Douglas alias Jougla her First, and the Reverend Michael Malard her Second Husband. Upon her Trial she owned her last Husband, but deny'd her first. The Evidence against her was, That about 18 Years past she lived with and owned the said Peter Douglas alias Jougla, to be her Husband for about 6 or 7 Years, and he her as his Wife, and that they had several Children, and that her said first Husband was still living, and but lately gone beyond the Sea. Yet, for that the Evidence did not come up to prove that she knew he was alive, or convers'd with him for 7 Years last past, the Court was of opinion that she was not guilty of Felony within the Statute, tho' that did not amount to make her Second Marriage good, but that the same was void, and that the Reverend Michael Malard was at Liberty to marry when and whom he pleases; and so the Jury acquitted her/
B--- T--- was indicted for taking to Wife Mary Rosewel , his former Wife Mary Dowson being yet alive . Both the Wives appear'd in Court, and both the Marriages were fully prov'd, whereupon he was found guilty of Felony .
James Noland of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a 9 Broad-pieces, 10 Guineas, a French Guinea, and 17 l. in Money, from the Person of William Thompson , on the 1st of June . It was prov'd that the Prosecutor had receiv'd the Money in the Indictment from a Person in the City on the Day aforesaid, and that he carry'd it safe home; where, keeping a Publick-House , he sat in Company with the Prisoner till about 2 a Clock in the Morning, at which time he fell asleep, and when he wak'd he miss'd his Money, and the Prisoner was gone. A Watchman who stood at the Door swore, he saw the Prisoner come out, who told him the Prosecutor was asleep, and bid him not wake him till he was gone; and that he did go in and wake him, and he immediately miss'd his Money; whereupon they went to the Prisoner's Lodging, but he came not home all Night, nor the next Day; but went into the Fields, and was in Company with two Women in Black-Mary's Hole, where he fell asleep; and when he wak'd the Women were gone, and he in a very great Concern said they had pick'd his Pocket of almost 100 l. amongst which was 9 Broad-pieces. There were a great many concurring Circumstances to his having the Money, and the Jury found him guilty of Felony .
Deborah Stent , of the parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of John Brereton , commonly call'd John Lord Brereton, Baron of Lawly in the Kingdom of Ireland, on the 12th day of May last, in the Night, and stealing thence a Pendulum Clock. value 30 l . It was prov'd, That the Lord Brereton and his Family being in the Country, the house was fast lock'd, and on the Day aforesaid was broke open, and a great quantity of Goods stoln, amongst which was the Clock mention'd in the Indictment; And that upon a search from some stoln Pewter, the Clock was found in a Closet in the House where Stent liv'd, which she said was hers, and that she bought it. At her Trial she said it was brought home by one James Hog , whose House she liv'd in (and who was indicted with her, but absconds from Justice) and that he and his Wife bid her take it upon her self. The jury considered the Matter, found her Guilty of Felony .
James Deciers , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Patrick Drew on the 19th of June , by giving him a Mortal wound with a Rapier, on the back Part of his Body near the Rump-Bone, of which he languish'd till the 23d of the same Month, and then dy'd. The first Evidence set forth, That the Prisoner going to the Commissaries Office in order to his Establishment as a Half-pay Lieutenant in the Regiment of Colonel William Stanhope , found his Name left out, and Drew's put in his stead; which very much disturb'd him at the present; but the Clerk telling him a Certificate would set the Matter right, he was pretty well pacify'd, and went away: And another swore, That the Prisoner coming upon the Parade, took the Deceas'd by the Button in a fury, and said he must go along with him; and that they went together, and soon after the Deceas'd was brought back wounded. Another, That he was at a distance, and saw the Deceas'd parrying with his Cane against the Prisoner's Sword, who was pushing at him; and then he drew, and after some Thrusts fell down, and the Prisoner thrust once or twice as he lay; and that he got up again, and they fought till the Deaceas'd was disabled by a Wound in his Sword-wrist. There was another who swore the Prisoner thrust the Deceas'd whilst he was down. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That having found how ungentlemanlike the Deceas'd had us'd himin the Commissaries Office, and meeting him immediately in the Parade, ask'd him if he had a Commission in Stanhope's Regiment, he bid him come along with him, and he should see it; and that accordingly he went with him near the end of the Mall , and there the Deceas'd struck him on the Head with his Cane and drew;
William Dyer , of the Parish of Edminton , was indicted for breaking the House of John Palmer , on the 13th of June , and stealing thence a Gown and Pettycoat, and other Goods . The Witness swore, That the House being fast lock'd, a piece of the Wall was broke down, and the Goods carry'd away; but could not say by whom. But the Prisoner being afterwards taken, they were found upon him, amongst other Things, in a Sack.
He was a second Time indicted for breaking the House of John Blunt , of the same Place, on the 23d of June , and stealing thence several Goods . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the House was broke by taking down a Window; and the Prisoner being pursu'd, was taken at Wood Green, with those and the former Goods, which he was carrying in a Sack; and that when he found himself to be taken, he turn'd about and presented a Pistol at the Pursuer. He was known to be an old Offender, and found Guilty of both Indictments .
Daniel Southam and D--- T-- , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre , were indicted for stealing a Grey Gelding, value 5l. from John Beaumont , on the 27th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That he lost his Horse out of his Father's Grounds, on the Day aforesaid; and that going into Smithfield on the 4th of June, he saw him in Possession of Southam, who offer'd to sell him, and T--- to vouch for him. The Prosecutor swore positively the Horse was his, and had several Witnesses who did the same; and the Prisoner Southam had as many Witnesses, and as positive, that it was his; and that he bought it 15 Months ago, and had kept it ever since; and particularly, a Farmer swore, That he had shod the Horse for a Year in Southam's Custody, and that one of the Shoes it now had on was of his making. Mr. Southam had several Persons of Creditt whop appear'd to his Reputation, who swore him to be a very honest Man, and of good Substance, and the Prisoners were both acquitted .
Joseph Noble and Thomas Parsons , of the Liberty of St. Catherines , were indicted for stealing a Weather Sheep, value 20 s. the Goods of John Warner , on the 19th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That his Sheep was stole out of the Marsh; and a Custom house Officer swore that he took it in a Boat with the two Prisoners, and that they own'd they had it out of the Marsh. The Matter appearing very plain, they were found Guilty of Felony .
Elizabeth Taylor , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2s. from the Person of John Warren , Esq; on the 12th of June . The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going down Drury-Lane about 11 at Night, the prisoner bolted out of an Alley upon him, and he felt her Hand at his Pocket; and that he thereupon seiz'd her, and she dropt the Handkerchief. She was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Elizabeth Deacon , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, and other Plate out of the House of Margate Bates , on the 15th of May last; But the Evidence being insufficient, she was acquitted .
William Hughs , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for the Murder of Elizabeth Chamberlain , an Infant , on the 21st of June , by squeezing her Head betwixt the Near-wheel of a Dray. and a Post, of which she instantly dy'd. It appear'd by all the Evidence, That he drove at a very moderate rate, and that he did not see the Child, and was extremely troubled at the Accident; whereupon he was acquitted .
Mary Tate of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of her Male Bastard Child , on the 12th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That she was found lying the Fields in a languishing Condition, and being taken care of by the Parish-Officers, she told them she had been deliver'd of Child, and had rapt it in Straw, and left it by a Pond-side, being robb'd of the Cloaths she had provided for it, as she came from Cirencester in Gloucstershire, whereupon a midwife being sent for, to examine the Matter, found she had been deliver'd. the Prisoner being afterwards remov'd to the Round house, pretended to go and shew the Place where she had left her child; and when she came to a Brick kiln near Tyburn Road, told the Woman who went along with her, that after she had put her Child in Straw, she thrust it into the hole of the Kiln while it was burning. She deny'd all at her Tryal, and talk'd very ramblingly; and several Winesses appearing, who gave an Account that she had been look'd upon as a Person not well in her Senses for some Years, she was acquitted .
M-- J-- , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. the Goods of Henry Ordway , on the 23d of May last. The Prosecutor (who keeps the Five Bells in the Strand ) swore, That the Prisoner and another Person were in his House drinking a Pint of Rhenish; and that after they were gone, a Goldsmith, who had stopt the Prisoner with a Spoon, sent for him, and he knew the Spoon to be his. The Prisoner said, That the Person who was with him took the Spoon, as he believes; and he produc'd some Witnesses who gave him a very fair Character; but the Fact being plain, the jury found him Guilty of Felony .
Ann Huckle , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing a Flannel Pettycoat, and other small Things, to the value of 3 s. 3 d. from Rebekah Joseph , on the 17th of June . The Jury not being satisfy'd with the Evidence, acquitted her.
Robert Cook alias Hedgly , Margate his Wife , Thomas Davis , and Deborah Stent , were all indicted, the 3 first as Principal, and Stent as Accessary, for breaking the House of Mary Mellers on the 13th of May last in the Night-time, and taking thence 8 Pewter Dishes, 40 Plates, and other Goods of the said Mary Mellers . The Prosecutor swore her House was broke open, by pulling down the Windows, and her Goods taken away, betwixt the hours of 11 and 3 on the Night aforesaid: And there were other Witnesses who swore they saw Cook bring the Pewter into a House where they were, and that both he and Davis own'd they had committed a Robbery, and brought the Pewter from Hockly in the Hole, where the Prosecutor's House is; and that Cook's Wife carrying the Plates to Nortonfalgate, they were stopt, and she would have had one of the Witnesses go and own them; And also that Davis and Cook's Wife went to Stent's House, and sold the 8 Dishes for 5 Shillings: But this last being only hearsay, Stent was acquitted , as was Cook's Wife by reason of her Coverture; and Cook and Davis were both found Guilty of Burglary .
C-- G-- , was indicted for the Murder of Henry Mead , by giving him a Mortal Bruise, with a Cane, value 1.s. on the left side of his Head, near the Forehead, on the 4th of June , of which he languish'd till the [Text unreadable in original.] and then dy'd. It appear'd by the Evidence for the [Text unreadable in original.] That the Deceas'd was a Hackney-Coachman , and set C. G--- down in Coventry-Street ; and not being [Text unreadable in original.] with what was given him for his Fare, he gave ill language; whereupon the Prisoner having can'd him, he cry'd out, went into a Sword Cutler's Shop, and borrow'd a Candle to see the number of his Coach, which he wrote down; and the Coachman asking where he liv'd, he then told him, and went away, the Coachman stay'd behind, and talking with some People, to whom he said, he believ'd he was pretty even with the Gentleman for he had torn his Linnen; and did not at that time complain of any Bruise he had receiv'd. The Deceased's [Text unreadable in original.] swore, That when he came home with his Coach, [Text unreadable in original.] told him he had been so beaten as he never was in [Text unreadable in original.] and some other Witnesses confirm'd his Complaint [Text unreadable in original.] His Wife swore, That after he came home, he told her he had been severely beaten, and should not be able to go abroad any more; And being ask'd if he had gone abroad afterwards, would not own that he did; Other Evidence depos'd, That she came [Text unreadable in original.] his House on the 6th, in order to have his blood let,
John Stokely , of the parish of White Chapel , was indicted for stealing a Black Mare, value 5l. the Goods of Thomas Brand , on the 14th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That he lost his Mare from Grass at Elding in Suffolk ; And a Watchman swore, That going his Rounds, he saw the Prisoner upon the Mare; and, upon Examination, suspected and stopt him, And the Owner being inform'd of it, came and own'd her. The Prisoner said, That he found the Mare on the Road, with the Bridle under her feet; but that not being satisfactory, he was found Guilty .
George Coddington , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing 4lb. of Human Hair, value 20 l. the Goods of Joseph Walker , on the 28th of May last. The Witnesses swore, that the Hair being Bleeching at the backside of Grays-Inn , the Prisoner came in the Night, and stole it away; and going to sell some of it, was stopt, and the Prosecutor had Notice of it, who swore it to be his. The Fact was plainly prov'd, and he found Guilty of Felony .
Richard Wells , of the Liberty of St. Catherines , was indicted for stealing a Wherry and a Pair of Skulls , the Goods of John Meredy , on the 14th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That he had lost his Boat from Irongate , and the next Day heard of it at Blackwall, where the prisoner had sold it for 50 s. He confess'd it before the Justice, and did not deny it at his Tryal, only said he was in Drink; so was found Guilty of Felony .
Ann Williams , of the parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for breaking the House of John Butler , and stealing a Cloth Suit, and other Goods , on the 31st of May last. There was a little Girl who swore she saw her in the House, and ask'd her what she did there, whereupon she went away; and Mrs. Butler being call'd went in pursuit of her, and took her. She had broke a Closet, and a Chest, and put Goods up, in order to carry them away; but the Girl disturbing her, went without them; whereupon the Jury found her guilty of Felony only .
John Wedon of South-Mims , was indicted for the Murder of Edward Clark , by giving him a Mortal Wound with a Gun loaden with Powder and Shot, on the 2d of August in the 11th Year of the Queen, of which he instantly dy'd . The first Evidence swore, That he being at the Prisoner's House on the day aforesaid, the Deceas'd (a Boy of about 10 Years of Age ) was got up into a Tree, which stood at his Door; and the prisoner seeing him there, bid him come down, or he'd shoot him; to which the Boy innocently reply'd, No you won't, Mr. Wedon; and that then Prisoner went in for his Gun, and it having no Prime, the Witness bid him prime it with Oatmeal, thinking him but in jest; but he took Powder and prim'd it, and went out, and presented it at the Boy, (who was then got down from the Tree) and shot him into the Breast. Another Witness swore he saw the Boy come down from the Tree, and heard the Gun go off, but did not see the Prisoner fire it, being looking another way. The Prisoner in his Defence said, the deceased being a poor Boy, had most of his Victuals from him, and that he lov'd him very well, and never intended to harm him, but that the Gun went off he knew not how, nor did he know it was charg'd; and the Evidence for the Queen acknowledg'd that he was mightily surpriz'd when he saw the Boy fall, crying out he deserved to be hang'd. He had a Witness also who swore, That he had the Gun into the Field a few Days before, and that he sent it home charg'd by a Boy, but did not tell him it was charg'd, nor could not say the Prisoner knew whether it was or no. It appear'd, That after this Fact was committed, one Hardam , an Unkle of the Deceased's, undertook to Prosecute; but it was stall'd by one Bugbert 's giving a Bond to indemnifie him from any Damage that might come to him for Non-Prosecution, and other dark Contrivances were found out to stop Proceedings; whereupon the Court order'd Hardam and Bugbert to be Prosecuted, and the Jury found the Prisoner Guilty of Manslaughter .
Alice Mayer , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the House of Ferdinando Shrimpton , on the 19th of June in the Night-time, and stealing thence three Guineas . The Prosecutor swore, That he went to Bed about 11 a Clock, and had the Guineas in his Pocket; and his Wife swore, That the Prisoner came to the House about 11 at Night, and she left her in the Kitchen while she put her Children to bed; and about 1 a Clock, a Watchman call'd and told them their Door was open. In the Morning the Prosecutor miss'd his Guineas, and after some time the Prisoner was suspected and taken, and immediately own'd the Fact, and said, that while Mrs. Shrimpton was putting the Children to Bed in an inner Room, she got under the Bed where Husband was asleep; and that she lay there till all were asleep, and then took the Guineas and went away. She had no Defence, and was found Guilty of Felony .
Ja. Bonner of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of John Baker on the 20th of May last in the Night-time, with intention to Steal his Goods : But the Evidence not being sufficient, he was acquitted .
Thomas Price , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for breaking the House of John Paintland , on the 6th of June in the Day-time, no Person being therein, and stealing three Perukes, a Silver-Cup and a Thimble . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he and his Wife went to Church, and left the Doors fast, and when they came home, found the Door open, and the Goods gone; and mistrusting the Prisoner, took him with some of the Goods upon him, and he confess'd the whole Matter; whereupon he was found Guilty of Burglary .
Eleanor Collins , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring set with Diamonds, Value 8 l. and a Silver Snuff-Box, from the Person of Michael Coster , on the 20th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That going along the Hay-Market, he met the Prisoner, who ask'd him for a Bottle of Wine, and he went with her, and being in the Tavern, there came another Woman to them, and then he went home with them to their Lodging; where shewing them his Ring, the Prisoner snatch'd it from him, and gave it to the other, who would not return it, but who had his Snuff-Box he could not tell, tho' he was sure he had it in their Company; and a Friend of his got the Box and Ring again for three Guineas. She said it was the other Woman had the Ring from him, and that he did not accuse her at first; and having some Witnesses to her Reputation, she was acquitted .
Robert Porter , of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of James Deleuce , on the 2d of July instant, and stealing thence a Wastcoat, two Perukes, and three Lac'd Hats, Value in all 5 l . The Prosecutor's Servant swore That she had newly open'd the [Text unreadable in original.] of the Parlor-Window where the Goods were, [Text unreadable in original.] Sussex-street; and being afterwards in the Kitchen, upon hearing a Noise, she ran up Stairs, and saw the Sash drawn up, and the Prisoner going out at the Door with a Bundle; upon which she cry'd out, and he was pursu'd, dropt the Goods, and was taken. He had none but the old [Text unreadable in original.]
Thomas Perkins , and George Horn , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted for assaulting Thomas Gumbel on the Highway, on the 25th of May last, and robbing him of a Coat and Wastcoat, a Hat, a Shirt, a pair of Shoes and Buckles, and 11 s. and five Farthings in Money . The Prosecutor swore, That going towards Islington about Ten at Night, the Prisoners and another came to him, and said they had a Warrant to seize whoever came that way, upon suspicion of a Robbery that was lately committed thereabouts; and having led him up and down for above half an Hour, stript him of his Cloaths and Money, and then made him lye down upon his Face, swearing they would kill him if he offer'd to look up till they were gone. That after he ventur'd to get up, he went to Clerkenwell Watch-house. and told how he had been us'd; and it being the Constables first Watch-Night, he had some Neighbours with him, who agreed to divide themselves into three Parties, and search about the Fields; and in their search they catch'd the Prisoners just by the London-Spaw, Perkins with the Prosecutor's Coat upon his Back, and Hat upon his Head, the Prosecutor swearing positively they were the Men that robb'd him; by which the Fact being plainly prov'd, they were both found Guilty of the Indictments .
Ann Edwards , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the Lodging of James Moody on the 30th of May last, and stealing a Pewter-Dish and three Plates, the Goods of the said Moody , who swore, That when he went out in the Morning, he lock'd the Door, leaving his Wife sick in the inner Room; and she depos'd, That hearing a Noise, she crawl'd out of Bed, and saw the Prisoner had taken down the Goods in the Indictment, and was taking down more; whereupon she made what Noise she could, and a Woman came to her Assistance, who seiz'd the Prisoner, and found several Picklock-Keys about her.
She was a second time indicted for breaking the Lodging of Emmanuel Francisco , and stealing several Goods . It was prov'd the Padlock was wrench'd off, and the Door open, and the Goods taken upon the Prisoner. Upon which she was found Guilty of Burglary upon both Indictments
Elizabeth Newton , and Elizabeth Parsons , of the Parish of White-Chapel , were indicted for stealing a Silk Scarf, and half a Yard of Muslin , the Goods of Ann Tredder , on the second of June . The Prosecutor swore, That having seen the Muslin, she knew it, and so came to the Knowledge of the Scarf, and found out the Prisoners. Parsons own'd the selling of them for 3 s. 6 d. and said she had them from Newton, which Newton did not deny; whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .and Parsons acquitted .
Henry Morgan and John Baker , were indicted for a Trespass in breaking into an uninhabited House of Joseph Salway , and taking thence a Furnace which was fastn'd to the Freehold . The Furnace was found upon Morgan, and he was found Guilty , but no Proof being against Baker, he was acquitted .
Thomas Horn , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 24 Holland Coifs, Value 9 s. the Goods of Joseph Price . The Prosecutor swore the Coifs were lost wet out of a Shed; and a Watchman swore that he took the Prisoner upon Suspicion about three in the Morning, and found the Goods upon him; which were sworn to by the Prosecutor, and the Prisoner was found Guilty of Felony .
Thomas Smith of the Parish of White-Chapel , was indicted for privately stealing 150 Yards of Holland Check, out of the Shop of Ann Godding , on the 24th of June . The Evidence depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner come into the Shop, turn up the Flap of the Counter, and take the Goods, which he carry'd out in his Arms, and then she pursu'd him. He had nothing to say for himself, but that he saw it lye upon the Ground, and was going to take it up; whereupon he was found Guilty of Shoplifting .
Ann Clark of the Parish of White-Chapel , was indicted for stealing a Flaxen Sheet, Value 2 s. from Ann Farley , on the 15th of May last. It appear'd she lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and stole the Sheet, which she confess'd and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Jane Revel of the Parish of Stepney was indicted for breaking the House of Samuel Ravenscroft on the 26th of April last, and stealing thence a Callicoe Gown, two Pettycoats, and other Goods . The Prosecutor's Wife swore she lock'd the Door, and went to a Neighbours House to her Husband; and when she came back again, the the Door was open and the Goods gone. The Gown and Pettycoat were found at a Broker's in Holborn, who swore she bought 'em of the Prisoner. The Jury considering the whole Matter, and that the Prisoner is a Dealer in old Goods, acquitted her of the Burglary, and found her Guilty of Felony only .
Elizabeth Cross was indicted upon two Indictments; the first for robbing George Wallom of four Pettycoats and a Cap ; but there was no Proof, and she was acquitted . The other for stealing nine Caps and other Goods from Stephen Tims , Part of which were prov'd to be sold by her to a Broker, and she was found Guilty to the value of 6 d.
George Price , of the Parish of Edminton , was indicted for breaking the House of Mary Worsley at Winchmore Hill , and stealing 3 Flaxen Sheets, and 2 Pillowbers, the Goods of the said Mary Worsley, and a Cloth Cloak, 2 Wastcoats, and other Goods of Francis Saunders , on the 17th of June . The Prosecutor swore the Window of her House was broke, and the Goods Taken away; and the Prisoner going to a House at Edminton, offer'd some of them to Sale; but the Person to whom he offer'd them suspecting him, he ran away, and left them behind him; and was afterwards taken by chance in Shoreditch. He deny'd he new any thing of the matter, said he was taken by Mistake, and had some to his Reputation, whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony only .
Mary Cobier , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing [Text unreadable in original.] from the Person of Alexander Fraser , on the 17th of June : But there being no Prosecution, she was acquitted .
Mary Munday , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 20 Pound Weight of Feathers from Edward Cotmore , on the 25th of June . It appear'd she lodg'd at the Prosecutor's House, and stole the Feathers out of the Bed, which she confess'd, and was found guilty to the Value of 10d .
Richard Mill , of the Parish of White-Chappel , was indicted for stealing 4 s. in Money in the House of Daniel Crawley , on the 1st of July Instant. The Prosecutor's Wife swore, that the Prisoner, came in a Pretence to see her Husband, and to borrow some Bottles; which, while she went to fetch, he took the Money out of a Box. He did not deny the Fact, and was found guilty to the Value of 10d .
Mary Billingsby , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting Judith Fa[Text unreadable in original.] an Infant , and for putting her in fear of her Life, and robbing her of a Callico Frock, value 4 s. 6 d. on the 7th of June . A Witness depos'd, that as he was passing along the Road that goes from Shoreditch towards Old Street, he saw the Prisoner leading the Child by the Hand; and she being very ragged, and the Child neatly clad, he suspected her, whereupon he dogg'd her, and meeting another Man in the way, desir'd him to go with him; and that when she reached a bye-place, she fell to her Work, and they let her until she had pull'd off the Frock, and began to [Text unreadable in original.] Stays, and then they went and took her, and found the Child in a dreadful Fright, who told them, she [Text unreadable in original.] threatn'd to throw her in a Pond, if she cry'd. This was confirm'd by the other Evidence; and the Prisoner having nothing to say against so plain a Proof, was found guilty of the Indictment .
William Walker (a Boy ) of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Satin Gown and other Goods, out of the House of Tho. Robson , on the 29th of June . Mrs Robson swore the Goods were taken away; and another Witness, That seeing the Prisoner with a Bundle under his Arm, he suspected him, and [Text unreadable in original.] him a little while, talking with him, and at length [Text unreadable in original.] of him, and had him back again, when he cry'd [Text unreadable in original.] which were own'd by the Prosecutor, and sworn in the Court; whereupon he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.
Samuel Burgis , George Shorter and Edward Marlow , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for breaking the Shop [Text unreadable in original.] Benworth , with Intention to steal her Money [Text unreadable in original.][Text unreadable in original.] she was in Bed, and that a Neighbour knock'd at her Window, and told her of it about 4 in the Morning. Her Neighbour depos'd, that she saw 3 Persons under the Window, but could not say they were the Prisoners, and a Boy was positive that he saw them come over a Wall, and Burgis take out the Bar, and open the Window. They has several Witnesses to their Reputation, and some who lessen'd the Credit of the Boy, whereupon they were acquitted .
Stephen Pippin, alias George Baker , of the Parish of St. John Wappin , was indicted for stealing forty Pound of Iron, value 12 s. the Goods of Benjamin Chapman . The Evidence depos'd, that the prisoner coming to him to sell Iron, he stopt it, and cry'd it, and Mr. Chapman own'd it. But Chapman not appearing, the Prisoner was acquitted .
W-- B-- , of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , Gent. was indicted for the Murder of Ralph Sims , by giving him a mortal Bruise on the hinder part of his Head, on the 20th of June , of which he languish'd till the 23d, and then dy'd. It was depos'd by the Witnesses, that a Gentleman having hir'd a Horse of the Deceas'd, brought it home on the 20th in the Evening; and the Deceas'd coming to ask him how he lik'd it, he said but indifferently, which made the Deceas'd very angry. Some Gentlemen (among whom was the Prisoner) sitting in a Box hard-by, one of 'em said to another, you don't know the right Side of a Horse; at which the Deceas'd took so very great Offence (believing the Words were spoke to him) that he would not be perswaded to go away, without quarrelling with some of the Company; and the Deaceas'd going out of the Box, they were immediately engag'd, so that it was not seen who struck first; but the Deceas'd threw the Prisoner down twice, and then they were parted, washed themselves, and were very good Friends; only the Deceas'd chaleng'd the Prisoner to fight him next Morning for five Shillings. They swore positively, that the deceas'd was not down, but as he fell upon the Prisoner, and that he seem'd to make no manner of Complaint of any Bruise; and that he got upon his Horse, and rode home very well, and was seen afterwards drinking at a Publick House, as well as ever to outward Appearance; but on the Day following he was taken with a Fit in Lincolns-Inn-Fields, and fell down, and never came to himself afterwards. The Surgeon swore, that after he was dead, he open'd his Head, and found some Bruises, which were the Cause of his Death; but could not say but those Bruises might be got by his Fall in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. The Prisoner had a great many Gentlemen to his Reputation and Behaviour, and the Jury acquitted him.
The trials being over, the Court proceeded to pass Sentence as followeth.
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 19.
Jacob Bush, Christopher Elliot, James Powell, Jos. Hutton, Frances Dye, William Holyoak, Charles Goodale, Margaret Stevenson, William Dyer, Robert Cook, alias Hedgley, Thomas Davis, John Stokely, Thomas Price, Robert Porter, Thomas Perkins, George Horn, Ann Edwards, Thomas Smith, Mary Billingsby.
Burnt in the Hand 24.
Eliz. Stin, Mary Bidfoy, Eliz. Smith, Alice Forest, Mary Ridley, Charles Clark, Ann Williams, William Hoskins, James Decier, Deborah Stent, T[Text unreadable in original.] B[Text unreadable in original.], James Noland, Joseph Noble, Thomas Parsons, J[Text unreadable in original.] M[Text unreadable in original.], George Coddington, Richard Wells, Ann Williams, Alice Mayer, John Wedon, John Biddle, Thomas Horn, Jane Revel, George Price.
To be whipt 11.
Mary Jones, Henry Map, William Clark, Mary Hambleton, Eliz. Tayler, Eliz. Newman, Ann Clark, Eliz. Cross, Mary Munday, Richard Mill, William Walker.
Alexander Rudd Fin'd 5 Marks, and to give Security to leave the Kingdom in 3 Months and not to return without Licence.
Henry Morgan Fin'd 6 s. 8 d. and to lie in Prison till he pay it.
Mary Stevenson and Ann Edwards pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons being impanell'd, they were found not with Child.
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