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 7th, 8th, and 9th, of September, 1715.
In the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEfore the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM HUMFREYS , Kt. and Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; with several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.
The Jurors were as followeth:
Ralph Walker , of the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen New-Fish street , was indicted for privately stealing 145 Yards of Silk and Worsted Lace, value 30 s. the Goods of William Thorpe , on the 7th of August last. Bowden, the Prosecutor's Servant, depos'd, That the Prisoner came into his Master's Shop, and ask'd for some Buckram , which was shew'd him, but not pleasing, Bowden search'd for more; and in the mean time, the Prisoner put the Lace mention'd in the Indictment into his Pocket, and after he went out of the Shop it was found there. The Prosecutor also swore to the Goods. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that it hitch'd upon his Buttons, and that he knew nothing of his carrying it away; which not being satisfactory, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Eleanor Taylor , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, value 8 s. a Coat value 8 s. and a Hat value 4 s. the Goods of Joseph Cockley : and a few other odd Things, to the value of 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Katharine Clarke , on the 30th of August last. It appear'd very evident, that the Prisoner had got the Goods in her Lap bundled up in order to carry away; but being detected, she dropt them. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but had nothing to say in her behalf; and therefore was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Elizabeth Nicholls , of the Parish of St. Andrew Undershaft , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 20 s. the Goods of Francis Long , on the 29th of July last. Dorothy Tomms swore, the Prisoner came to her, wanting a Lodging, she having a Room to lett; and having been up two Pair of Stairs, coming down again she went into a Chamber of the first Story, and took the Wig; but going down the last Pair of Stairs it was perceiv'd by Mrs. Tomms, the two Knots appearing out of the Basket, and being challeng'd she threw the Wig down, and said, Now I have nothing of yours. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence, but that coming down Stairs, the Wig took hold of her Basket and therefore the Jury found her Guilty of Felony only .
Mary Savage , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for Assaulting and Robbing Nathaniel King , a Boy about 5 Years of Age , on the 5th of August last, and taking from him a stuff Coat, value 3 s. a lac'd Hat value 2 s . The first Evidence was the Maid, who swore, That she, the Child, and his Sister were together in Moorfields drying Clothes, but wanting a Line, she sent the Girl home for one, and when she return'd, she miss'd her Brother, who was brought soon after by a Woman, without his Coat and Hat, which the Boy said was taken from him by a Girl; whom he saw a little while after in Long-Alley, where his Mother (having been inform'd of the Prisoner's Character) was searching for her, knew her, and accus'd her of the Charge in the Indictment. The Mother and Sister's Evidence agreed with what has been already depos'd; and it was prov'd she had confess'd the same before Sir Thomas Abney . She had nothing to say in her Defence, and was found Guilty of the Indictment.
Rebecca David , alias Wild , and Mary David , alias Wild , of the Parish of St. Catharine Creed-Church , were indicted for Assaulting, and robbing Eleanor Sampson in the House of David Wild , and taking from her, a Pearl Necklace, a Diamond Anchor, and other Goods, to the value of 1200 l. the Goods of the said Eleanor Sampson, on the 7th of June last. Several Evidences appear'd in behalf of the King against the Prisoners; but the Fact not being plain, and it appearing there had been some malicious Grudges between some of them and the Prisoners, who made a very good Defence, the Jury acquitted them and at their Request, were order'd a Copy of their Indictment.
David Tough . An Evidence depos'd, He saw the Prisoner take the Stockings out of the Grate upon the Stall, and went away, and informing Tough of it, the Prisoner was stopp'd. She saying nothing in her Defence, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Bolton Freeman , and Thomas Page , were indicted as Rioters, and for Assaulting and Wounding Thomas Morton , a Constable , on the 28th of May last. It appear'd a great Mob came into Basing-hall street about 11 a Clock that Night, hollowing, and breaking the Windows that were illuminated, and committing other Disorders; upon which Mr. Morton went to them, and desired them to be peaceable and quiet, and gave them good Words; whereupon they fell upon him and abus'd him in a barbarous Manner, by giving him a Blow upon the Forehead, which laid it open to the Skull. Freeman own'd he was in this Mob, and hollowed; and Page, that some of the Constable's Blood was upon his Clothes; but said they were going to the Post-house and fell into the Mob by Chance. The Jury considering the Matter, found them Guilty .
, of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldgate ; was indicted for stealing 3 Pewter Plates, value 2 s. a Pewter Dish 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Graves , on the 13th of August last. An Evidence depos'd, That being in the Prosecutor's House, he saw the Prisoner come in and a Man with her, they call'd for Drink, and in a little Time the Woman came out of the Box, and enquired for Ball Alley, in Gravel-Lane, (there being no such Place) and went out; sometime after she came in again, and then the Man went out; which caus'd Suspicion; and the Maid looking thro' a Hole, when the Woman was alone, saw her take some Pewter off the Shelf, and put it into her Gown, and then cover'd all with her Riding-hood, which when she was challeng'd, she slipt from her upon the Bench she sat on. She said in her Defence, That she did take down a Plate, admiring it's Brightness, and desiring to see if the Letter X was upon it, having heard that those Plates which have that Mark are made of the best Pewter, but did not intend to take it away; and left it to the Jury to consider whether it was possible to disengage her self so easily from it, if she had taken that Care to hide it which was sworn against her; and brought some to her Reputation: But one Evidence deposing that the Man she call'd her Husband, was some Minutes with her after they found themselves discover'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Ann Richardson , alias Hammond , of the Parish of St.Giles Cripplegate , Spinster , was indicted for stealing some Holland Shifts, Aprons, and other Linnen , the Goods of several Persons, on the 21st of July last. The first Evidence depos'd, that the Linnen hung up in his Yard to dry, and the Prisoner came in, and took the Clothes off the Lines; one of which chancing to break, he went to the Place, and took her with the Goods. Mrs. Onion, the Washer-Woman, swore they were the same she had hung upon the Line; and another Evidence saw the Goods taken from the Prisoner; who saying nothing in her Defence, but that she bought them of a Boy, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d .
William Frasier , and Ann Todd , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , were indicted for breaking open the House of Elizabeth Stanwell , (together with Isaac Rag , not yet taken) on the 24th of August last, between 11 and 2 in the Night, and taking thence Checques, Hollands, Gawzes, and other Goods, to the value of 8 l. odd Money . Mrs. Stanwell depos'd, That being inform'd where some Persons were that she suspected had robb'd her, she took an Officer with her to secure them, and coming to the Place, the Beadle took hold of Isaac Rag; upon which the Prisoner Frasier took a Pistol out of his Pocket, held it at the Beadle's Head, and swore G - d d - n him, if he did not let him go he would shoot him: But the Beadle struck the Pistol out of his Hand, and at the same time Isaac Ragg got away. The Beadle swore to the same Purpose, and that 3 or 4 more aided the Prisoner Frasier in the Rescue. There were other Evidences; and it was plain that Todd was in Frasier's Company, and had an Apron on which was part of the Prosecutor's Goods, who swore to it; and Todd was heard to say by an Evidence, that if she had known he would discover 'em when he stood by at the Skittle Place, she would stick a Pinn in his Wind Pipe; and afterwards swore a great Oath, that if her Company had been rul'd by her, they had never been discover'd. There were several other Circumstances to the Disadvantage of the Prisoners; who made a very incredible Defence; and the Witnesses call'd to speak in their Behalf confronting their own Evidence, the Jury found Todd Guilty of Felony ; but Frasier was acquitted of this Robbery.
Alexander Murray , and Robert Mullins , of the Parish of St. Anne, Black Fryars , Labourers , were indicted for stealing 38 Yards of Silk Camblet, value 5 l. the Goods of Mess. Coleman and Clay , on the 30th of July last, out of the House of Mr. Hen Shepherd , in the aforesaid Parish. It appear'd that Murray came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and ask'd for some Camblet, which was shew'd him; and afterwards he saw another Piece of blue Camblet; but not agreeing about the Price, he bid the Prosecutor's Servant take the Camblet, and go with him to the Paul's Head Ale-house, where was the Gentleman that would pay for as much of it as he could agree for . When he came to Mullins, he seem'd to like the great Piece, and bid the Servant carry home the other, and send his Master to take his Money; as accordingly he did; but when Mr. Coleman came, the Prisoner ( Murray being gone before pretending to fetch a Taylor) was gone away with the Goods. Upon this Mr. Coleman went immediately to the Water-side, and enquir'd after the Prisoner; and having learnt of a Waterman, that he took Boat there, the Prosecutor with his Servant took another to pursue him, and at last met the Prisoner's Waterman coming back: who, being ask'd where he landed his Passenger, said at the Horse Ferry, and that he saw him go into the White Heart. Upon this Information they landed there, and while search was made for a Constable, Mullins came out of the House, and was secur'd. Then the Evidence went into the White Heart, and hearing Murray was above Stairs, they went to the Door of the Room wherein he was, and found it lock'd, but being open'd, found Murray shut up in a Closer , and the Goods under the Bed, without the Mark, which Murray at last took out of his Pocket. Murray in his Defence said, He thought the Goods were paid for; And Mullins own'd he took them away, but 'twas in a fright; for seeing two Bailiffs almost at the Paul's Head Door, he thought they wanted him, which made him slip away, and in his hast took the Goods with him. They were both found Guilty of Felony .
John Brown alias Burnet , and Elizabeth Pollocks , alias Mitchell , were both indicted for a Misdemeanour, in taking up a false Letter of Administration, and in erasing and altering the same . The first Evidence for the King depos'd, That Pollocks came to him to administer to the Name of Jonas Pollocks (who she said was her Husband, that died on Board the Mary Gally Man of War) and accordingly took out a Letter of Administration in that Name, his true Name being James, and altering it to James afterwards, to enable one Chapman by Letters of Attorney to receive Money, due (for the Services of James Pollocks , and his Servant on Board the said Ship) by proper Powers, to another. An Attorney swore that Pollocks came to him to have the Letters of Attorney drawn up, which he did accordingly, and she received the Money of Chapman. 'Twas also prov'd Brown own'd he eras'd the Name Jonas and put in James; and that he knew he should be pillory'd if he should ever be discover'd. They having nothing to say in their Defence, the Jury found them Guilty .
Thomas Cotton and Charles Warren , of London, Labourers , were indicted, for that they, with several others yet unknown, did Assault in a riotous and tumultuous Manner , Joseph Bell , and several others, on the 28th of May last, about 11 a Clock at Night. The Council for the King open'd the Charge, and then proceeded to give the following Evidence. The first swore, That on the Night aforesaid he was at the Fountain Tavern in Stocks market ; that a Bonfire being at the Door, he, with some more Gentlemen went down to it, to drink King George's Health; and that a Mob came down and abus'd several that drank it; crying out, Ormond, High Church,&c. Another Evidence depos'd the same; and nam'd some particular Injuries, viz. One Gentleman had his Jaw-Bone broke, another had his Arm broke, and another receiv'd a very desperate Wound in his Head; with a great many other unsufferable Affronts and Abuses which he thought too tedious to mention; but that Mr. Bell's Hand had receiv'd a great Contusion, and was very bloody. Another depos'd he heard the same Cry, and they hiss'd the King's Health, threw Firebrands into the House, and almost murder'd several who were about the Bonfire. One Bucknal depos'd he took Charles Warren out of the Mob with a Stick, after the Lanthorn which hung over the Tavern Door was broke to Pieces. Mr. Rogers the Constable also swore, That being at the Bonfire to keep Peace and Order, a Man said to him, have a Care of your selves, for there are some here, will be about your House by and by. Upon which he went home to put on his Cap and Gown, which he had force done but down came the Mob, and the first Man he laid his Hand on that was among them, was Cotton; (who had a Pole in his Hand a Foot longer than his own Staff, and made rough and shagged at the End, fit for desperate Attempts) hollowing and crying out High Church; and having secur'd him, he made what Hast he could to the R. Exchange, to desire the commanding Officer to assist him with a Detachment of the Train'd Bands. Mr. Atkins swore, That being at the Place aforesaid, and drinking King George's Health, a Man that stood by him, hiss'd at it aloud: and drinking it again, he spit in his Face, and said, Damn ye, drink the King's; the King's? (he replied) so I do; pray what do you mean? Mean (says he) I mean Jemmy; and immediately retir'd to the Mob. Warren brought some to his Reputation, who said he was a civil lad; and that Stocks-market was his way home from the Place he was sent to. Cotton also brought the Master he serv'd his Time with, who spoke well of him; but as they could say nothing to the Behaviour they were charg'd with in the Riot, they were found Guilty of the Indictment.
William Johnson , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Whiston's Astronomy, value 5 s. the Goods of Joseph Brown . Brown swore the Prisoner came into his Shop enquiring for some Mathematical Books, and took an Opportunity to steal the Book mention'd in the Indictment, which he afterwards sold to one Chapman in Chancery-lane , where the Book was found; and the Prisoner coming again to offer another Book to sell, he was secur'd. The Prisoner said he bought it of one Mohun , a Scholar of his; but could not prove it. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Samuel Ellis , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver hilted Sword from the Person of Edward Bartlington , on the 24th of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That going thro' Hide-Park Gate , he was oppos'd by a great Crowd of People, and getting thro' he missed his Sword, which was brought to him in the Prisoner's Hand. The Prisoner, in his Defence, said he found it on the Ground; and held it up 2 or 3 Minutes, enquiring for the Owner, to whom he readily restor'd it. He was acquitted .
Jane Simpson , of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for the Murder of her Bastard Male Child , on the Second of August last. She was also indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for the said Murder. Anne Harrison depos'd, That hearing the Prisoner cry out, she came to her, and ask'd her what was the Matter, who answering nothing ; she look'd under the Bed, and found a Cloth, and in it a dead Child: The Midwife, and some other Women saw the Child, but believ'd it might be born in the after Birth. The Prisoner said she made some Provision for the Birth, and that it was born dead; and no Body proving any thing to the contrary, she was acquitted .
, of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 6 Pewter Plates, value 9 s. and some other Goods , from Anne Cousey , in the 7th Year of the late Reign , but it appearing upon Evidence, that the fact was committed before the late Act of Grace of Queen Anne, he was immediately acquitted .
Margaret Allen , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 1 Neckcloth, 1 Pair of Stockings, 6 Yards of Bone Lace, and other Goods , from Joseph Knight , on the 6th of July last. Mr. Knight depos'd she was his Servant , and missing the Goods, he challeng'd her with 'em, who confess'd she had pawn'd them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, she was found Guilty to the value of 10d .
Trolly Lolly , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for breaking the House of Christopher Hurt , and stealing thence 1 Pair of Flaxen Sheets, value 10 s. and other Goods from the said Christopher Hurt, on the 22d of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That being in Bed he heard a Noise, and looking out of the Window, saw the Prisoner go out of his House with the Goods, upon which he ran out and took her. A Lodger swore, That being obliged to rise early on the Account of his Business that Morning, he lock'd the Door after him, and put the Key under it. The Prisoner in her Defence said she was going a Hay-making, and saw the Door wide open; which being a very poor one, she was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary .
Elizabeth Whigley , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , Spinster , was indicted for breaking the House of John Holdeway , and stealing thence 1 Stuff Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods, to the value of 35 s. no body being therein , on the 20th of August last
She was a 2d Time indicted for stealing 1 Gown and Petticoat, 2 Shirts, and 2 Wastcoat, to the value of 42 s. the Goods of Samuel Freeman , out of Holdeway's House, the Door being left lock'd . Freeman depos'd, he lost the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, which his Wife found upon the Prisoner, who having Notice of some suspicious Persons, went to the Place where they were, and found the Prisoner, who had Picklock Keys in her Pocket at the Time when she was taken. Mrs. Holdeway depos'd. That some of her Goods too were found upon her. The Prisoner said she was desired to carry them for another, but could not prove it; and having some of the Goods upon her back, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony and Burglary .
Rowland Humphreys , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing one Silver Cup, value 3 l. the Goods of William Seager , on the 31st of July last. The Prosecutor swore he heard a Noise, and coming down saw the Prisoner jump out of his Parlour Window with the Cup. His Maid swore, That she had just open'd the Shutters at 6 a Clock in the Morning, and turning about to do other Business, she heard a Noise in the Room, and saw the Prisoner tumble over the Pails with the Cup; but she could not swear he lifted up the Shash. He having nothing to say in his Defence, but that the Maid would have sworn it to another, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony .
John Smith , alias Mackentosh , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for breaking open the House of Randal Lee , in the Night time, on the 20th of May last; between 12 and 1, no body being in the House . The Prosecutor depos'd, That coming to Town late that Night, when he went home, he found two Watchmen at the Door, and his House broke open; and upon Search the Prisoner was found in the Cellar, with a Chissel, a Dark Lanthorn, and a Bundle of Matches. The Watchmen depos'd to the same Purpose. The Prisoner only saying he was very much in Drink, and coming by, fell into the Cellar, the Jury found him Guilty of Burglary.
He was a second Time indicted by the Name of John Mackentosh , alias Cowper , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , for breaking and entering the House of John Chetwind , Esq; on the 31st of August last, and taking thence a Silver Embroider'd Cloth Coat, value 15 l. a Gold embroider'd Wastcoat, value 20 l. and divers other Goods, to a very great Value, from the said John Chetwind Esq; no Person being in the House . The first Evidence swore, That he
He was a third Time indicted by the Name of John Mackentosh , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , Labourer, together with Mary Powell , of the same Parish, Spinster , for breaking the House of Sir Richard Reynolds , Bart. on the 2d of August last, and stealing thence an Iron Chest, value 4 l. 1 Diamond Necklace, value 200 l. the Goods of the said Sir Richard Reynolds. Sir Richard's Servant depos'd, That he came out of his Master's House about 4 a Clock in the Afternoon of the said Day and double lock'd the Door. Another Evidence depos'd, That about 1 a Clock at Night (being Moon-light) he saw 4 Persons carrying along an Iron Chest to a House in Newton's Lane, 2 of them were the Prisoners, and then inform'd a Constable of it, who coming with some Assistants to the House could not perswade the Prisoner (Mary Powell) whose Voice they heard to open the Door; but breaking it open found the Chest there. After which they had it cry'd. Mrs. Seymour (who kept the Key of the Door in the Family's Absence) swore, That a Neighbour told her, an Iron Chest was cry'd, which made her believe it was Sir Richard Reynolds's, and going into his House found the Chest gone; whereupon she went to the Place where the Chest was, and said it was Sir Richard's, who, coming to Town, open'd it with the Key which was in his Pocket. The Fact appearing very plain, and the Prisoners making a very trifling Defence, the Jury found them both Guilty of Felony and Burglary .
Mary Royston , of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for stealing a strip'd Satin Gown, value 20 s. a Crape Gown, value 20 s. and other Goods from John Jones , on the 9th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , and took Opportunities to steal the Goods aforesaid. Another Evidence depos'd, That keeping an Apple-stall, the Prisoner came to her for an Half-penny worth of Codlings, giving her 6 Pence, and telling her she would presently come for her Change, desiring her to hold that Peticoat for her till she came again; but heard nothing from her till a Messenger came from her at Newgate for them, she having left her Mistress immediately from that time. The Prosecutor swore to the Petticoat, whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .
Thomas Smith , was indicted for breaking open the House of John Punford , on the 19th of July last, and stealing thence a Gown and Peticoat, some Shifts, and other Goods , from the said John Punford. The Prosecuter swore his wife was gone out a Milking, and left the Door upon the Latch, after which he lost his Goods. Another Evidence saw the Prisoner about 5 that Morning with the Goods and coming to him, the Prisoner threw them down. Another saw the Prisoner in the House, and watch'd him, and when he came out with the Goods she cried out stop Thief, upon which he threw them down, and ran away. The Prisoner in his Defence, said, a Man gave him the Goods, and he supposing them to be stole threw them into the House. The Jury considering the Matter found him Guilty of Felony only .
John Griffith , Esq; of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of William Lloyd Esq; on the 20th of July last, by giving him a mortal Wound with a Rapier, the Breadth of a quarter of an Inch, and the Depth of 5 Inches, on which he languish'd to the 22d of the same Month, and then died . He was also indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for Manslaughter. It appear'd by the Evidence, That they were both very much in Wine, had been always good Friends, and very respectful to one another: That their Conversation that Night was chiefly in Welch; but the Deceas'd growing suddenly uneasie, told the Prisoner (in English) he was a Puppy, and turn'd him round, which was again repeated; to which he replied, Sir, I know it, and shew'd a Desire to go away; but some time after this, they both drew, and some of the Evidence saw 'em thrusting at one another with the utmost Fury, as they lay upon the Ground. At last, the Prisoner took away the Deceas'd's Sword, but made no Offer afterwards; and then the Deceas'd got up, went to the other End of the Room, where he fell down, and said, Griffith, you have done my Business; to which the Prisoner replied, No: By G - I would not do it for all the World. The Prisoner too was very much wounded. The Deceased desir'd of every body that saw him afterwards, that the Prisoner might come to no Trouble about it, for that it was fairly done; and particularly told one of the Evidences. That Esq. Griffith was his very good Friend; that he heartily forgave him; but since he knew the Laws must have their Course, he earnestly beg'd him to do his Friend all the Service he could upon his Trial. The Jury considering the Matter found him Guilty of Manslaughter only .
George Carr , of the Parish of St. James in Westminster , Labourer , was indicted for stealing 4 Ounces and an half of Human Hair, value 5 l. the Goods of Thomas Moore , out of the House of George Sparrow , on the 1st of Aug. last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
Susan Taylor , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Dowlas Shirts, value 2 s. and other Goods of small Value, out of the House of . The Felony not being prov'd against her, she was acquitted .
Thomas Gowen , and Joseph Pewterer , of the Parish of St. Pauls Shadwell , were indicted for breaking open the House of Robert Brigham , and stealing thence 1 Silk Petticoat, 74 Yards of Gnewring , and several other Pieces of Linnen , the Goods of the said Robert Brigham, on the 26th of Aug. last. Mrs. Brigham depos'd, That her House was broke open, and several Parcels and Pieces of Linnen were stole. An Headborough swore, That going into Whitechapel Fields, to cut Tuffs for his Larks, early in the Morning, he saw the Prisoners very busy together upon a Spot of Ground, and going up to 'em, to see what they were about, Gowen threw 1 Piece of Linnen into a Ditch, and examining the Place they were so busy at, found 30 Yards of Linnen buried in the Ground, upon which he with the Help of some Persons coming over the Fields, secur'd them; and looking about, found more of the Prosecutor's Goods buried in 3 other Places, and the Prisoners is being search'd, many Pieces of the said Linnen were found in their Bosoms and other Places about them. They made no Defence, and were found Guilty of Felony and Burglary .
James Ayers , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for assaulting Simon Thompson on the King's High-way, and robbing him of a Hat value 10 s. a Perriwig value 5 s. a Tortoise-shell Snuff-box value 4 s. and an Handkerchief value 18 d. the Goods of the said Simon Thompson, on the 17th of July last. Thompson swore, that the Prisoner and he going the same way together, the Prisoner scrap'd acquaintance with him, and they drank together, with one Okely, not yet taken; after which, as they went along, just by Windmill-hill , about 10 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner and Okely assaulted and robb'd him, as in the Indictment. The Prisoner own'd he was in the Prosecutor's Company, but left him with Okely and a Woman going over Moorfields; denied the Fact, and brought some Persons to his Reputation. The Jury having consider'd the Matter, he was acquitted .
Susan Carpenter , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Quart Pots, 2 Brass Candlesticks, and other Goods, to the value of 10 s. out of the House of Thomas Brunet , on the 28th of August last. Brunet swore that she was his Servant 5 or 6 Weeks, in which Time the Goods aforesaid were lost; and examining the Prisoner, she confess'd where she had pawn'd them. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Mary Edwards , of the Parish of Trinity in the Minories , was indicted for stealing 1 Muslin-Pillow-bear, 1 Holland Shift, and other Goods , from Judith Marks , and Diana Levi . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and the Proof not being full against her, she was acquitted .
Martha Lewis , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing 20 Pewter Plates, value 14 s. 1 Dish, and other Goods , from John Webb , on the 4th of August last. But no Evidence appearing against her she was acquitted .
Mary Attsy , of the Parish of St. Andrew in Holborn , was indicted for stealing 1 Drugget Coat val. 20 s. 1 Drugget Wastcoat 10 s. 1 Pair of Drugget Breeches 5 s. and a Pair of Stockings 2 s. the Goods of Samuel Porton , on the 8th of August last. The Prosecutor's Maid swore, That coming home from an Errand she met the Prisoner at the Stairs Foot with her Lap full of Goods, and calling to her Mistress, ran up Stairs. Her Mistress depos'd, that coming to the Stairs Foot, she saw the Prisoner, and the Goods mention'd in the Indictment before her upon the Ground. The Prisoner saying nothing in her Defence, but that she came there for a Midwife, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony.
John White , of the Parish of St. James Westminister , was indicted for stealing a Perriwig value 8 l. 1 Silver hilted Sword value 10 s. the Goods of Ferdinando Richard Hastings , on the 28th of July last, out of the House of Catherine Hastings . A Footman swore, That hearing somebody on the Stairs, he went to see who it was, and met the Prisoner, who ran into the Street; hereupon this Evidence cried out Stop Thief; and a Servant of my Lord Peterborow's stop'd the Prisoner, who threw away a pick-lock Key and a Chissel; which Key, upon Trial, could open almost all the Doors in the Street. A large Sack was also found in the Parlour: But nothing being found upon the Prisoner when taken; nor the Fact prov'd upon him, he was acquitted .
Elizabeth Burton , Wife of Humphry Burton , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket-book value 1 s. from the Person of William Hunt , on the 9th of August last. Hunt depos'd, That he lost his Pocket-book in his Way from Lawrence Lane to Smithfield , and with it two Bank-Notes, one of 35 l. the other of 15 l. upon which he stop'd Payment; and the Note of 35 l. coming in, it was trac'd by the Evidence, from the Person that brought it, back to the Prisoner; who said in her Defence, she dealt in old Clothes, and received it of a Chapman for 10 l. (10 l. having been already paid off and endors'd at the Bank) to whom she gave a Token, upon the Return of which she was to pay the remaining 15 l. to the Bearer. That she had accordingly received her Token, and paid the Money; but knew not her Chapman's Name, nor where he liv'd. Upon the whole she was acquitted .
John Hope , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Perriwig, value 3 l. 10 s. the Goods of John Atkinson , on the Second of August last. The Prosecutor swore, That he lost the Perriwig out of a Hole in his Shop Window; and being in hopes he might catch the Prisoner in the Second Attempt, he let the Hole remain, and put the Boxes along the Window as before; accordingly on the Saturday Night following, about 1 a Clock, the Prisoner came, and the Prosecutor saw the Boxes move, upon which he went out and took hold of him; and charg'd him with the Wig mention'd in the Indictment, which he confess'd he had sold; and according to his Direction the Wig was found. The Prisoner said in his Defence he was making Water at the Prosecutor's Door when he was secur'd, and knew nothing of the Wig; but told the Prosecutor where Persons liv'd that bought such Goods. The Jury considering the Matter found him, Guilty of Felony.
Anne Smith , alias Wanderson , alias Goddard , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for privately stealing a Purse of 13 Guineas, 3 Broad Pieces, and 1 Pistol, from the Person of Epiphenius Spencer , on the 3d instant . Spencer depos'd, That coming down Holborn , the Prisoner clap'd him on the Back, and said, Countryman, how do you do? upon which he answerapos;d, I don't know you. Don't you? replied the Prisoner, I know you very go and drink a Pot together, that we may be better I tell you, said the Prosecutor, I don't know, but if we must have a Pot, I am just at home, we'll have there but going forward, the Prisoner stop'd at a publick House, and told him she was acquainted there, and they both went in: after which the Prisoner call'd for a Quartern of Brandy ; and seeming very fond, she took him about the Neck to kiss him ; upon which, he told her, she was not handsome enough for him; but however she did kiss him, and at the same time took away his Purse, saying, D - ye, I'll fetch you the handsomest Woman in England; and then went away with the greatest Precipitation. The Prisoner said she liv'd very honestly, and made all Shifts for an honest Livelihood. But being known to be a loose Person, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Sarah Clarke , alias Ursula Howard , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 1 Yard and a half of green and white Ribbond, and a Straw Hat, to the Value of 3 s. the Goods of Gabriel Lawrence , on the 23d of Aug . last. Lawrence swore, he found the Ribbond upon the Prisoner two Days after it was stole out of his House ; and asking the Prisoner how she came by it, she said first one thing, and then another. The Prisoner, in her Defence said, she bought it of a Woman; and it not being prov'd she stole the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, she was acquitted .
Jacob Leaver , and Thomas Wright , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. an Holland Apron 6 d. and about 20 s. in Money from John Harris , who depos'd, That having been a Servant at the Red Lion in Thames-street, upon a Difference between him and his Mistress, he had received his Wages, and was turn'd away: That going along Stepney Causeway, he bought some Fritters, and taking out his Handkerchief, in which he had put his Money, in order to pay for 'em, he was observ'd by the Prisoner Wright, who afterwards follow'd him. At last, the Prosecutor being tir'd and upon the Account of his Discharge, melancholy and dejected, he laid himself down to consolidate his Spirits, and to prevent his being rob'd, should he fall asleep, put his Handkerchief that held the Money under his Head; and when he wak'd, found himself robb'd of the Things aforesaid. A little while after this, complaining of his Misfortunes, he was told, the Persons were known who had his Money; and being inform'd where they might be found, he took an Officer with him, who took the Prisoner Leaver with the Handkerchief above mentioned about his Neck. Wright was taken in a Shop selling the Apron; and had nothing to say in his Defence: but Leaver said Wright gave it him to fell. The Jury taking all things into Consideration, found Wright Guilty of Felony, but Leaver was acquitted .
William Clarke , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Brass Candlestick, value 2 s. 6 d. from Francis Latham , on the 28th of August last. The Evidence being full against him, and he saying nothing in his Defence, but that two Boys dropt it, he was found Guilty of the Indictment.
He was a second time indicted for stealing a Silver Watch , in the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , on the 30th of April, in the 10th Year of the late Queen , the Goods of John Spokeman . Spokeman depos'd he made himself a Watch for his own Use, which was afterwards borrow'd by his Mother in law, who pawn'd it to one Mr. Odell, since dead. When the Prisoner was apprehended on the Accounts of Mr. Latham's Candlestick, this Watch was found in his Coat Pocket, with the Maker's Name (Spokeman) as usual, upon which, it being carried to the Prosecutor, the Watch was own'd. Mr. Odell's Kinsman depos'd, he saw the Watch at his Uncle's, but could give no Account of it since. The Prisoner said he found it, and brought a Hawker to prove it, who swore she saw him take it up, and ary'd Halves, but contented her self with 10 s. And it being prov'd he own'd before a Justice he bought the Watch some Years ago, and the Excuse upon his Trial of his finding it very lately, not agreeing, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment.
, of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , Spinster , was indicted for stealing 1 Pair of flaxen Sheets, and other things of small Value , the Goods of Jane Arnold , on the 10th of October last. It appear'd the Prosecutor and Prisoner have been very intimate since the time mention'd in the Indictment; and the Prosecution appearing malicious. She was acquitted .
John Fielding , of the Parish of Hornsey , was indicted for stealing the Stuff Lining of a Shaize, value 15 s. the Goods of Thomas Fish , Esq; It appear'd the Prisoner was taken with the Goods upon him; and making no Defence, was found Guilty of Felony .
John Gaton , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silk Gown value 3 s. a Silver Spoon 6 s. the Goods of Robert Cashaw , on the 5th instant . It appear'd the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's House to drink, and was in the Room where the Goods were: After the Prisoner was gone the Goods were miss'd, and a Chest of Drawers found broke; but the Fact not being prov'd directly upon the Prisoner, and the Evidence confronting themselves in point of Time, he was acquitted .
Margaret Carr , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Scarlet Hood, some Head Cloths and other Goods, belonging to Lieutenant Sadler , out of the House of Samuel Kempster , on the 7th of Aug. last. Mrs. Kempster depos'd, That having known the Prisoner formerly, she was perswaded by her to admit her as a Servant, till such time she could get another Place, who took an Opportunity to steal the Goods; and afterwards pawn'd them. The Prisoner, in her Defence own'd she pawn'd them, and several Things before, by Mrs. Kempster's Order, without the Knowledge of her Husband; and the Pawn-broker swore, That Mrs. Kempster came to his House, and said he might deal with the Prisoner, for she was her Servant , and at another time said, She hop'd he would take no Notice to her Husband of what had pass'd between them in Dealing; for the durst not let him know anything of the Matter. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted the Prisoner.
Ann Spavin , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel , Spinster , was indicted for stealing 1 Pair of flaxen Sheets value 6 s. 2 Pillows, 2 Pillow Cases, and other Goods, to the Value of 12 s. the Goods of Thomas Man , on the 12th of August last. Man depos'd, That the Prisoner took a Room of him, and afterwards stole the Goods; which she confess'd when taken, and own'd where she had carried them. The Prisoner in her Defence said, her Husband took the Goods, and forc'd her to help him; whereupon she was acquitted .
The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as followeth:
Received Sentence of Death, 11.
Burnt in the Hand, 12.
To be Whip'd, 7.
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