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,
Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 11th, 12th, and 14th of this Instant January 1716/17 In the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEfore the Right Hon. Sir JAMES BATEMAN , Kt. and Bart. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Baron Bury ; Mr. Justice Pratt, and sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder, and Several of It is Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.
The Jurors Names were as followeth:
The Proceedings were as followeth:
George Robinson alias Pool , of London, was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Stow, val. 11 s. the Property of Richard Walker , the 31st of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, he saw the Prisoner take the Stow from off his Stall and put it into a Bag, and carry it away upon his Shoulder. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he seeing the Stow standing in an Alley, took it up. But this Excuse did not avail, but that the Jury brought him in Guilty of the indictment.
Margaret Wells alias White , of London, was indicted for a Felony and Burglary, in stealing out of the Dwelling-house of Robert James at the Rummer in Chancery-Lane , a silk Damask Gown, val. 15 l. a Petticoat, val. 5 l. a Diamond Ear-Ring. Val. 6 l. 3 Silver Spoons, val. 24 s. and other Goods to the val. of 35 l. the 31st of December last. The Evidence who had been the Prosecutor's Servant depos'd that the Prisoner had several times put her upon robbing her Master while she lived with him, to which she did not consent; but after she was come away, she prevail'd upon her. And they both went to the Prosector's House about 10 a Clock at Night, and slipping privately up Stairs, lay concealed till 2 in the Morning; when all the Family being in bed, but the Master, who was in the Cellar, the Prisoner with a Poker forc'd open a Chamber-door where the Things were, and took the Opportunity while he was in the Cellar to carry them off. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; but being a Person of no good Character, the jury found her Guilty of the Felony, but acquitted her of the Burglary .
Mary Pearse , and Sarah Cook alias Downs , of London were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Woman's Shoes, value 3 s. out of the Shop of James Prier , the 31 st of December last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd that Mary Pearse came in to buy a pair of Shoes, but not agreeing for the Price, went away; upon which he missing the Shoes, follow'd her, and seeing her go into a Toy-shop with Sarah Cook, went in and charged them with the Shoes, and a Constable being sent for, Sarah Cook dropp'd the Shoes in the Shop. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact; but the Evidence being positive, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10d.
They were a second Time indicted for feloniously stealing 22 Yards of Garlick Holland, Value 30 s. out of the Shop of Richard Rider , the 31st of December last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That the Prisoners came into his Master's Shop to buy some Linnen, and stood one on one side of the Shop and the other on the other, and that Mary Pearse being on that side where the Holland lay, he did believe that she stole it. The Constable depos'd, That being sent for to take the Prisoners into Custody upon the Account of the Shoes, Sarah Cook having other Things about her, which he desiring to see, she convey'd the Holland to Mary Pearse, who endeavour'd to put it under her Coats and conceal it between her Legs, but was not Mistress of Dexterity enough to do it unperceiv'd; whereupon he sent for the Prosecutor, who owned the Holland. The fact was plain, and the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment .
Mary Baker alias Benson , of London, was indicted for stealing 3 Yards of Linsey-Woolsey, value 2 s. out of the Shop of Arthur Stephens , the 24th of December last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, That the Prisoner came into the Shop, and going out he saw her take the Cloth, upon which he follow'd her and took her in another Shop, where she dropp'd it. The Prisoner pretended that she found it. Several Persons gave her a very good Character, as having known her to have been an industrious Woman, but believed she was reduc'd to great Straits; Whereupon the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. only.
Thomas Homeby , of London, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 4 l. the Property of Benjamin Turbot , the 17th of November last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner, with one Henry Wiseman and Thomas Horn , came into the Prosecutor's House to drink, and while Horn went into the Kitchen to pay the Reckoning, Hornesy ran away with the Tankard. The Prisoner said in his Defence, that indeed he did carry the Tankard to the Door to make one drink, but came in again and gave it to the Maid. But the Evidence was positive he did steal it; so the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
John Sheppard , and Alice Turbot , of London, were indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 11 l. the Property of Thomas Durrel , the 7th of December last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That Alice Turbot had been her Servant , and being to go to a new Service, desir'd the Key of the Room where the Tankard was to clean it of a Spot of Grease, and that before she gave her the Key again the Tankard was missing, and that the Prisoner Alice Turbol ran up Stairs and called the Prisoner John Sheppard after her, who both ran up to the uppermost Floor, and coming down he went out of Doors, and immediately after she missed the Tankard, and was positive that no body had gone up Stairs in the Interim but the Prisoners. The Prisoner Mary Turbot alledg'd, that she knew nothing of the Tankard, and that she called John Sheppard up Stairs to carry a Shilling that she was to lend one that was drinking in the House; and likewise said, there was a Woman who was imploy'd to do some Business below Stairs, and probably she might have gotten it. John Sheppard denied the Fact, and was Servant to one in the Neighbourhood that gave him an extraordinary Character, as did several other Persons, so he was acquitted: And the Evidence not being positive she had taken the Tankard, the Jury found her Not guilty .
William Farendine , of St. Butolph's Aldgate , Drover , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Henry Billingey , at the Angel Inn in Islington , in the Nightime, and taking thence 3 Towels, value I s . The Prosecutor swore the House was broken open, and John Malden , an Accomplice with him in that Burglary, swore it positively upon him; but he denied the Fact, affirming, he never had seen him in his Life. However, the Jury brought him in guilty of the Indictment.
Richard Yeoman alias Newman , of St. Clement Dane's , together with William Dehew of the same Place, were indicted for a Robbery and Assault on the Person of Daniel Oldridge , the 19th of January last, and taking from him a Hat, value 2 s. 6 d. a Wig, value 2 s. 6 d. and 5 s. in Money . To which Indictment Yeoman pleaded Guilty . The Prosecutor deposed, that coming from Stepney , two Fellows with Sticks overtook him, and one of them knocked him down, and the other stopped his Mouth with a Handkerchief, and swore he'd murder him if he made any Noise, but would not swear that Dehew was one of them; so the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Bull , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Holland Handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d. and 16 Shillings and Sixpence in Money , number'd the Property of Edward Fox , on the 31st of December last. Ann Fox deposed, that her Mother having left the Money with her, she having Occasion to go out, put it into a little Box, and that Box into a larger in a Closet, the Prisoner being in the Room at the same Time; and at her Return, which was in a very small Time, she found the little Box broke to Pieces, and thrown behind the great one, and the Money gone. Another Evidence deposed, that she was in the same Room, and in the Absence of Ann Fox, the Prisoner went into the Closet, and went immediately away, and never returned, though she lodg'd there. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said she had some Business to go out, and God sent her a Friend to provide for her, and therefore she did not return. The Jury acquitted her.
William Dawson , of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bell, value 5 s. the Property of John Blunt , on the 14th of December last. The Evidence deposed, that going over the Fields near Stepney to work, he saw two Men like Soldiers with a Bag, and hearing something in it ring, suspected them; so following them, got them apprehended, and in the Bag were 12 Bells, such as hang at Gates, which the Prisoner said he had bought at several Places in Essex. He therefore got the Bells cry'd, and two of them were owned. Several Persons swore to Mr. Blunt's Bell. He pretended he found them in a Ditch. The Jury brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.
John Drasdel , of London, was indicted for stealing a Book value 5 s. out of the Shop of Robert Willoughby , the 8th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, he saw the Prisoner take the Book out of his Shop, and the Prisoner saying nothing in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Jacob Shoemaker , of London, was indicted for endeavouring to defraud one William Brind of 30 s. by pawning a Brass Cup washed with Silver, as a Silver one, avouching of it to be Sterling . Which the Prosecutor swore positively against him. Another Evidence deposed, that upon his Apprehension he begg'd to be discharged and not prosecuted, saying, that he would make Satisfaction, and would give any thing he had, nay, even his Wife and Children for Security. But the Proposal not being satisfactory, he was prosecuted; upon which he alledg'd in his Defence, that it was his Trade to make such Goods, and that he did it for a Man that kept Country-Fairs, and being short of Money, pawn'd it, with a Design to redeem it again when Money came in. But there were other Testimonials of the like Practices committed by him; so the Jury found him Guilty .
William North and John Neal , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing 18 unwrought Looking-Glasses, value 50 s. the Property of John Grumby , and One Shilling and Sixpence in Money , from Dorothy White , on the 12th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was passing along near Charing-Cross, at about 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner William North came to her, and invited her to go in and drink with him, which she refused, telling him that she was no Whore, and he might find some that were; he walking by her till they came to the Sign of the Hole in the Wall , attempted to push her into the House, and that she being in pain left her Glasses should be broke, went in, and to humour him did taste of a Pint of Drink, and would fain have gone away, but the Prisoner would not let her, using some threatning Expressions, and thrust the Candle in her Face; upon which she crying out, in comes John Neal the Landlord, whereupon he pretended the Prosecutor had pick'd his Pocket of 17 s. She to clear her Innocency , suffer'd her self to be undress'd and search'd, and no more Money than 1 s. 6 d. and some Halfpence were found, which Neal the Landlord imprudently gave to North; but North would then have the Glasses for his Money, and so carry'd them away, the Woman following him, till meeting with a Watchman she got him apprehended. The Prisoner had little to say for himself, but that he had lost his Money in her Company, which appearing to be but a Pretence to trick the Woman out of her Glasses, and no very reportable Account being given of him, the Jury found him Guilty ; but it not appearing Neal was in the Contrivance, he was acquitted .
Ann Nichols , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Cloth Coats, value 10 s. 2 Wastcoats, val. 5 s. I new Shoe, val. 2 s. the Propriety of Walter Hanson the 3d of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, he being Servant to Sir Joseph Jekil , lost the Things out of the Stable: And the Shoe-maker that made the Prosecutor's Shoe, deposed, that the Prisoner brought one of the Shoes to him to sell, whereupon he stopp'd her. The Prisoner, said that she found the Shoe in the Street. It not appearing that she stole the Goods, she was acquitted .
John Crawford , of St. Pauls Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 18 Gallons of English Brandy, value 26 s. and 1 Cask, val. 4 s. the Goods of Richard Smart , the 9th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost the Goods out of a Lighter, and searching for them, found them in the House of Michael Bolman . Mr. Bolman swore he bought them of the Prisoner. The Prisoner alledg'd in his Defence, that he bought them of a Man upon the River of Thames, but not bringing sufficient Proof, the Jury Found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Sarah Martin , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Camlet-Ridinghood, value 20 s. 3 Shirts, val. 10 s. a Muslin Handkerchief, value 2 s. a Head-Dress, value 5 s. and some other things , the Goods of William Davis , the 2 d of January last. The Prosecutor and his Wife deposed, they took the Prisoner coming down Stairs with the Things upon her. The Prisoner pretended she was hired by a Woman to carry them. Which appearing but a Pretence, she was found Guilty of the Indictment.
William Erasmus , of St. Katherine's was indicted for that he with David Morgan , convicted for the same Fact last Session, did steal 14 Pieces of Lignum Vitae, val. 8 l. the Property of John Roop , on the 3 d of October last. The Prosecutor's Servant depos'd, that he put 398 Sticks on board a Lighter, committing them to the Care of a Watchman, The Watchman deposed, that he happen'd to fall asleep, and afterwards found 12 Sticks wanting. Mr. Cox deposed, that coming to the Prisoner's Boat, he saw the Lignum Vitae, and that upon coming up, the Prisoner ran out of his Boat and left it. The Prisoner said in his Defence, he had lost his Boat some time before, and when he found it, found the Wood in it, but knew not how it came there. But this Evasion had no better Effect, but that the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Long , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Christopher Hall of a Silver Watch, value 5 l. on the 5th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going along Drury-lane, the Prisoner came up to him and saluted him with a How do you do, Countryman; Will you give me a Pint of Wine? And that tho' he did not promise her he would, yet he going into the Fountain-Tavern , and into a Room up Stairs, the Prisoner was so rude, that he was scarce set down e'er she intruded into his Company, accompany'd with another a ragged Woman, and after her another of the same familiar Sort of Creatures, who however were all so mannerly as to keep their Distances in such several Positions as he describ'd; till at last the Prisoner presuming more than the rest, remov'd, and came and clapp'd her self down at Table on the next Chair to him, attempting great Familiarities, which he so resented, that he thrust her from him; but she, perhaps thinking his Passion was over, and he come into a better Temper, takes the same Seat, and makes another Attempt to be meddling with something about the middle; which so inrag'd him, that 2 Pints being out, he calls for the Reckoning; the Drawer coming up, brought him 6 s. and 8 d. for 2 Pints, and that feeling for Money to clear the Score (for he thought that he must be the Squire at that time) miss'd his Watch; and setting his Back against the Door, was resolv'd to keep all in that were in, till he had made Search for it: But the Drawer not liking Confinement , opposed him, and in the Scuffle the Door was opened, and all got away, ragged Woman and all, but the Prisoner. The Prisoner alledg'd in her Defence, that he pickt her up and the ragged Woman too, and invited them to drink a Pint, and that she did not rudely intrude into his Company, nor the ragged Woman neither; and that when they were there, he would needs have a Maidenhead, which was sent for by a Porter, upon Promise of a Guinea apiece to each of them, and a Settlement of 7 l. a Year by way of Overplus on the Maidenhead. But the Maidenhead having staid some time, and not getting the Guinea, went away in a Huff, and the ragged Woman follow'd her, and that then he detain'd her for his Watch, which indeed (she said) she knew nothing of: And no Watch being found upon her, the Jury acquitted her.
Hannah Lammas , of St. Giles in the Fields, was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Dozen and 9 Silk Handkerchiefs, value 10 l. and 24 Cotton Handkerchiefs, val. 16 s. the Goods of Richard Freeman , on the 5th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going along the Street, the Prisoner pick'd him up, and had him to some House in Forestreet; but being in Drink, he did not know the House, but yet knew the Prisoner to be the Woman, because he had had some Conversation with her, and that there she stole his Handkerchiefs. There was a Handkerchief produc'd in Court, which both the Prosecutor and his Wife swore to be theirs, which the Prisoner owned she left with a Barber's Wife. But the Prisoner utterly deny'd the Fact; and as to the single Handkerchief, she said it had been given her by a Cousin that came out of the Country. There being no better Proof, the Jury acquitted her.
William Ashdon , of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing a Looking-Glass, value 10 s. the Property of Christopher Wilkins , on the 12th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Glass out of his Shop ; and another Evidence deposed, that going along, he observed the Prisoner lurking about the Prosecutor's Door, and afterwards saw him have the Glass, and seizing him, brought him back to the Prosecutor's Shop; and afterwards the Prisoner told him, if he had thought he would have brought him there, he would have done his Business for him. The Prisoner pretended he found it upon the Ground in an Alley, and took it up as any body might do. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Johnson Burdet , and Thomas Winchurst , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , Gentlemen , were indicted, the former for an Assault and Murder committed on the Body of Robert Faulkner , Esq ; on the 30th of December last, by giving him a Mortal Wound with a Sword value 5 s. on the Right side of his Body, near the Right Pap, of the Breadth of half an Inch and the Depth of 12 Inches, of which he instantly died: And the latter for an Assault and Aiding and Abetting in that Murder .
They were a Second time indicted on the Coroner's Inquest for the same.
They were likewise indicted a Third time upon the Statue of Stabbing for the same.
Kelson, Shaw, and Calson, three Watchmen, depos'd, That on the 30th of December last, at about 11 a Clock at Night, they going to enquire for their Master, the Constable, met the Prisoners in Drury-Lane in Company with one Mr. Moor, not yet taken, who seem'd to be in a very quarrelsom Humour; and that Mr. Moor said to them, What are you the Walking Watch? They reply'd, We are the Watch. He answer'd G - d d - mn you, You'll dance all Day long after a Gentleman to get a Pint of Drink of him. One of them replying, We ask nothing of you, Sir; he return'd, G - d d - mn you, if you did, I would sooner give you the Point of my Sword in your Guts shan Three Halfpence, and I would kill a Dozen of you for that Many, or Words to that Effect; upon which Mr. Winchurst reply'd, so would be too if he had a Sword. They thinking them bent upon Mischief,Holford's Alley leaning their Heads against the Wall as if they had been Vomiting, and that presently Mr. Winchurst turned to the Deceas'd and the Woman, as did also Mr.Bardet, and both of them jostled the Deceas'd and Woman very rudely, Winchurst making use of very bawdy obscene Language: To which the Deceas'd made no other Return, but Fie! Gentlemen, what do you mean? Why are you so uncivil? Why do you affront me and my Wife? and such like Language. And that without any other Prevocation, Mr. Winchurst cry'd out, Draw, Burder, draw, G - d d - n you, Burdet, draw, urging him so to do. And Mr. Burdet not drawing so soon as he would have had him, he made two Offers to draw Mr.Burdet's Sword; but Burdet having his Hand upon the Hilt of his Sword, did not permit him, but immediately drew it himself, presenting the Point two or three times toward the Deceas'd; who feeing Burdet's Sword drawn, also drew his Sword, and endeavour'd to put himself in a Posture of Defence as well as his present unhappy Condition would permit: Whereupon Burdet retreated 2 or 3 Yards back, flourishing his Sword, and then advanced with great Fury, running upon the Deceas'd, thrust him quite through the Body, bore him down backwards, and fell upon him, receiving at the same time a Wound on the Right side of his Chin by the Point of the Deceased's Sword.
John Wilson , Drawer at the Horseshoe-Tavern, depos'd, that the Deceased came some time before thither with one Mary Lewis, being very much in Drink when he came in, and having had Three Pints of Wine, they were for going away, and that a Coach was call'd, but none coming, they had provided a Chair, which stood ready at the Door: That the Deceas'd and Mrs. Lewis going away while he had the Candle and Reckoning in his Hand, his Mistress perceiving that the Captain going out did not take the Chair that waited for him, but went with the Woman, she sent him immediately after him, least (as she said) he should come to some loss by her. He with the Candle and Money in his Hands stept immediately to the Door, askt the Chairmen how it came about they did not carry the Captain home: who reply'd, they did ply him, but he refus'd them; whereupon he did them follow immediately, for he should be carried by them. He went as fast as he could, they following him, and when they were come near them they perceiv'd Mr.Burdet run violently upon the Captain, bearing him down backwards and falling upon him, and that they took him from off the Deceased, taking up the Deceased also, and setting him up against the Wall, who stood about the space of a Minute, and then fell down; That they open'd his Breast but could not see the Wound; but carrying him into the Tavern soon found where 'twas, and sent immediately for a Surgeon, but before he could come he was dead; the Prisoners first being apprehended by the Watchmen, Chairmen and himself. There were other Evidences, as Mary Lewis, the Woman who was with the Deceased, and several others who looked out at their Windows, and saw the Action, who corroborated the aforesaid Depositions in many of the material Circumstances relating to the Fact. Johnson Burdet pleaded in his Defence, That he thought the Deceased's Sword was drawn when he drew his; and that he had no Malice against the Deceased, having never seen him in his Life, Winchurst pleaded that they had been drinking, and very much in Drink as well as the Deceased; and that the Alley was narrow, and that so they might jostle one another by chance, and that they did not do so designedly: He likewise insulted upon it that he had neither Sword nor Stick, nor had any Malice against the Deceas'd, he being a Stranger to him. He pleaded likewise, that he would have prevented the Mischief, crying out, Sieze their Swords, Sieze their Swords, which the Watch acknowledged; but at the same time depos'd, that he did not do so till he saw the Deceas'd kill'd. And was the principal Cause of his being kill'd, in being the first Beginner in the Fray, and the most violent Promoter of this Disaster. And as to that Plea of not having any Malice against the Deceased, they were answer'd by the Lord Chief Baron Bury, and Mr. Justice Pratt, That those Persons who went upon such Adventures, first to pick Quarrels with peaceable Persons they met, and unknown to them too, and afterwards kill them, had Malice against all Mankind. They called some Persons to their Reputation, who indeed had so little to say for them, that the Jury considering the Barbarity and Inhumanity of the Crime, found them both Guilty of all three Indictments.
Elizabeth Boreman was indicted for forging a Will, in order to receive the Wages due to James Headberth , value 35 l. 19 s. 10 d. in the Ship call'd the Royal Ann ; which Fact being plainly proved upon her, she was found Guilty of the Indictment.
Richard Floyd , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for an Assault on the Person of William Thornhil , and taking from him a Hat, value 10 s. and a Perriwig, value 20 s. on the 11th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was passing along in Great Russel-street , he perceiv'd the Prisoner to follow him, and knocking at his Brother's Door, the Prisoner came up to him and struck him, upon which he struck at him again, and thereupon the Prisoner took off his Hat and Wig, and ran away, and he crying out Stop Thief, he was stopp'd, but had not the Hat and Wig, which were found in the Street, but had lost his own Hat and Wig to boot. The Prisoner in his Defence said, he was in Drink; and several Evidences confirm'd it that he was so; and many Persons of Credit appeared to his Reputation, and gave him so good a Character, that it appear'd to be only the Effects of Liquor; so the Jury Acquitted him.
Edward Haslum , of St. Clement Dane's , was indicted for stealing a Mare, value 5 l. the Property of John Lewis , the 22d of December last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, that going into a Shop near St. Clement's Church in the Strand , he hung the Mare's Bridle upon a Post at the Door, and coming out the Mare was gone. Other Evidence deposed, he offer'd the Mare in Sale to them, and they suspecting her to be stolen, put the Matter close to the Prisoner, and he confess'd it. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he found the Mare, but there were so many Circumstances proved in Court that render'd it improbable, that the Jury brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.
Robert Still , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper, val. 50 s. the Property of Daniel Tailor , the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, the Copper was lost from his Master's Shop-Window. Another Evidence deposed, that he saw the Prisoner steal it, and follow'd him and seiz'd him, sending Notice to the Prosecutor, who owned it. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was in Drink; but being known to be an old Offender, the Jury brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.
William Ellis , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Flanel Petticoat, value 2 s. a Shift, val. 3 s. 6 d. a Muslin Pinner, val. 1 s. 6 d. the Goods of Harling Dowdswell : But no body appearing against him, he was acquitted .
Katharine Garret , of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Holland Shifts, value 10 s. a Holland Apron, val. 1 s. 6 d , the Goods of John Pell , the 25th of December last. To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .
Richard Yeoman alias Newman , and William Dehew , both of the Parish of St.Clement Danes , were indicted for assaulting Daniel Oldridge on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, value 2 s. 6 d. a Perriwig, val 2 s. 6 d. and 5 Shillings in Money , the 19th of January last: To which Indictment Richard Yeoman pleaded Guilty .
John Young and Thomas Whithead , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Dimity Pocket, value 3 d. 2 Keys, val. 2 d. an Hankerchief, val. 6 d. and a Thimble, val. 1 d. from Mary Burt , on the 13th of October last. To which Indictment Young pleaded Guilty .
Mary Floyd , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Wollen Blanket, value 4 s. a Piece of Ticking, val. 2 s. a Bottle of Brandy, val. 2 s. and other Things from Jane Carlisle , the 19th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, she lodg'd the Goods in a Trunk in the Prisoner's Custody; and coming afterwards to fetch them, found the Trunk broken open and the Goods missing. It did not appear that the Prisoner stole them, but that there had been a Quarrel between them; so the Jury Acquitted her.
William Hulks , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling house of George Hains , the 29th of June in the 11th Year of her late Majesty , in the Night-time and taking thence 8 Pewter Dishes, value 40 s. 2 Brass Candlesticks, val. 2 s, a Table Cloth, val. 2 s. 2 Pounds of Tobacco, val. 2 s. and other Things . Michael Ganum deposed, that he at that time being Servant to Mr. Hains, the Prisoner made him a little fuddled, and put him upon robbing his Master, to which he consented; and that he and the Prisoner broke the House in the Night-time, and stole the Goods: And that he went to Bed, got up again at 12 a Clock, got out of the Window on the Penthouse, and the Prisoner took him down; and that afterwards he broke into the Cellar with the Prisoner's Hammer, got into the House, Stole the Goods, let the Prisoner out with them, fastening the Doors after him. and that the next Day he brought him 7 s. for his Part.
He was a second time indicted for stealing 600 l. Wt. of Lead, value 3 l. the Goods of George Hains, in the Year 1713. Michael Ganum deposed, he used to convey the Lead by small Parcels to the Prisoner, out at a Hole in the Cellar, and that they used to sell it and share the Money. There was no Evidence but Ganum, who was a Criminal, and so many Persons appear'd to his Reputation, and gave him so good a Character, that the Jury acquitted him.
Benjamin Dumbleton , of the Parish of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for Forging and Counterfeiting a Stamp for stamping of Linnen, Callicoe, &c. and for counterfeiting an Impression with that Stamp upon Linnen, &c. contrary to two Acts of Parliament made the 10th and 12th Years of her late Majesty . But there being no such Counterfeit Stamp found upon him, nor no Evidence that had seen him use or have any such Counterfeit Stamp, the Jury acquitted him.
Katherine Curtis , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing two Silk Gowns value 3 l. two Petticoats 30 s. six Diaper Clouts 6 s. two Periwigs 5 l. the Property of Samuel Meers , out of the Dwellinghouse of the said Samuel Meers, the 1st of December last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner lodg'd in his House, and that there was in her Lodging Room a Chest of Drawers, in which the Goods aforementioned were; but did acknowledge his Wife had given the Prisoner the Key to put some Money into it, and that the Prisoner took the Goods and pawn'd them without their Knowledge. The Prisoner alledged in her Defence, That she pawn'd them by direct Order of the Prosecutor,; and that she wanting Money which he owed her and could not pay her, he himself bid her pawn the Goods, and he would redeem them. There were several Persons of good Reputation in Court, who deposed that she had received 13 l. 10 s. for a Debt while she was their Lodger, and that it was all gone in a few Weeks time, and that the Prosecutors acknowledged she had been very helpful to them; and other Evidences deposed she had in their sight been very liberal to them. That she not only was born of very wealthy Parentage, which having fallen to decay, she had been very industrious to get her Bread in an honest Calling. Many of the Prosecutors Neighbours appear'd that gave him so indifferent a Character on several accounts, and especially as having in a little time chang'd his Religion from a Protestant to a Papist, and then again from a Papist to a Protestant; and the Pawnbroker deposed that the same Things had been pawned and redeemed more than once to him. And another deposed that he had no such Aversion to Pawning, but that his Beads and Crucifix were now in pawn. It looking like a Malicious Prosecution the Jury acquitted her.
William Broadbent , of the Parish of St. Mary Savoy was indicted for feloniously stealing from Joanna Sisson a Pocket value 6 d. a pair of Gloves 1 s. and 4 s. 6 d. in Money , the 9th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, That she going along by the New Church in the Strand , a Person came and pull'd her Pocket off and ran away. A Shop-keeper deposed that he had observed the Prisoner walking to and fro, and having seen him commit the like Fact not long before, he watch'd him , saw him commit this Fact, pursued him and took him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; but the matter being plain, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Thomas Chapman and Henry Wiseman , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for stealing 15 Yards of Green Cloth value 45 s. off from the Tenter Racks in the Ground of Richard Richardson , the 27th of Feb. 1714 . The Prosecutor deposed he lost the Cloth; and John Truss deposed that Chapman and he stole the Cloth, and sold it to Jane Revel for 15 s. but Sam Wiseman was not the Man in his Information . Chapman brought some Persons to his Reputation, and it depending intirely upon Truss's single Evidence, the Jury acquitted them.
Thomas Whithead , Walgrave Freer , and Sarah Flower , of St. Mary Islington , were indicted, the two former for breaking the House of Thomas Parsons in the Night-time, and stealing from thence 300 Yards of Holland, value 40 l. 100 Yards of Callico, value 20 l. 100 Yards of Lace, value 50 s. the 12th of October last; and the last for receiving them, knowing them to be stoln . Sarah Gargrave , the Prosecutor's Servant, depos'd, that when she came down in the Morning the Shutters were cut, the House broken open, and the Goods gone. Young depos'd. That Sarah Flower went to the Prosecutor's Shop and bought some Linnen, took Notice of the House, and told him and the Prisoners how they might get in; that he and the Prisoners went to the Prosecutor's the 12th of October and broke open the House, and got into the Kitchen, where they found some Callico; that attempting to strike a Light, their Tinder was damp and would not catch Fire; that he went out to an Alehouse and light a Pipe of Tobacco, leaving both the Prisoners in the House, and with the Tobacco lighted the Tinder, and so a Candle: They then went into the Shop and took 13 Pieces of Holland, and other Goods, and sold them to Sarah Flower for 35 l. but received but 33 l. 15 s. The Prisoners all deny'd the Fact; but the Jury found them Guilty of the Indictment.
William Baynam , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Sarah Fowler , and stealing thence a Looking-glass, and other Things of small Value, the 17th of December last, at Night . The Prosecutor depos'd her House was broke open, and the Goods stolen. Michael Gaynum depos'd, That he with the Prisoner, and one Bray, did the Robbery; that Boynum went into the House, handed out the Things to Bray, and Bray to him. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but the Jury brought him in Guilty .
He was a Second time indicted for stealing a Brass Kettle, value 30 s. the Goods of Andrew Cock , the 19th of December last, about 5 or 6 in the Evening. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Kettle was stolen out of a Wash-house, the Door being lock'd. Michael Gaynum depos'd, That the Prisoner ask'd him. if he would get some Mony; to which he reply'd, he'd willingly get some against christmas: And so they went together , and stole the Kettle, one Chapman fetch'd it out, and they sold it to Jane Robinson for 10 s . Of this the Jury acquitted him.
Diana Pearse , of the Parish of St.Sepulchre 's, was indicted for stealing 3 Gold Rings, value 45 s. a Pair of Silver Buckles, val. 3 s. from Thomas Turner , out of the Dwelling-house of John Dew , the 3d of December last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Goods out of a Trunk being abroad, and did suppose, she being a Neighbour and knowing where the Key was used to be laid, went in and took them. He found one of the Rings pawn'd by the Prisoner: but it not being plainly proved that she stole it, the Jury acquitted her.
William Price , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 24 lb. of Candles, value 12 s. and a Basket, value 4 d. out of the Shop of Robert Colson , the 14th of December last. The prisoner was taken being just come out of the Shop with them. He had nonothing to say but a trifling Excuse in his Defence. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Higs , of the Parish of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silk Hoods, value 8 s. a Scarf, value 14 s. two Suits of Muslin Pinners, value 2 s. and a Head-dress, value 4 s. and other Goods, the Property of William Jackson , the 10th of December last, in the Night-time . Elizabeth Jackson depos'd That she going out lock'd her Door, but returning found the Prisoner in the Room with her Goods in her Apron, but there had been Goods to the Value of 40 s. carried off before she came. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence but what was trifling. The Jury found her Guilty of the indictment.
Thomas Whitehead , and John Young , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Dimity Pocket, value 2 d. two Iron Keys, Three Shillings in Mony, a Handkerchief, and some other Things from Mary Burt , on the 13th of October last. The Prosecutor depos'd her Pocket was pull'd from her in Long Acre. James Jackson depos'd, he and John Young did the Fact, but the Prisoner was 10 Yards off when it was done. So the Jury acquitted him.
John England , John Milner , and Isaak Elmes , were indicted for an Assault on the Person of William Evans , and taking from him a Sword, value 12 s. and five Shillings in Money , the 28th of November last. It appeared but a trifling Prosecution, so the Jury acquitted them.
Rebeckah Dollam alias Franklin , was indicted for stealing a Fustian Frock with Silver Buttons, value 4 l. a Cloth Coat, value 30 s. a Hat, value 2 s. 6 d. 2 Perriwigs and other Goods, out of the House of Joseph Adams , the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner and a Man whom she said was her Husband, took a lodging in his House, and the first Night went to Bed very early, and coming down with his Cloaths unbutton'd, as if come out of Bed, desir'd to send for a Pot of Drink, and when that was empty, brought the Pot down, desiring him to send for another, pretending he was very dry; and while it was gone for, went off with the Goods, leaving the Woman a Bed, who pretended to be asleep and know nothing of the Matter; but when they went to carry up the second Pot, they miss'd their Goods, and telling her of it, she looked for her Ridinghood, and said he had taken away that too. The Fact could not be plainly proved upon her, so the Jury acquitted her.
Elizabeth Holliday , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in publishing a false Letter of Attorney, in order to receive the Wages due to Thomas Dancer , in the Ship Winchelsea . But it not appearing that she was a Trader in that Mystery of Iniquity, and that she might have been imposed upon, the Jury acquitted her.
Mary Freeman was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in publishing a false power in order to receive the Wages due to Samuel Thompson , belonging to the ship Mont . The Fraud was plainly proved upon her, so the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
George Cole , of the Parish of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower Liberty , was indicted for breaking the House of Henry Willoughby , the 24th of December last in the Night-time, with an Intent to steal . The Prosecutor deposed, that the outward Shutter of his Window was bored full of Holes with a Gimblet, and cut with a Knife about 5 Inches Square. A Watchman deposed, that going his Rounds, he saw the Prisoner sculk, and therefore suspected him, and seizing him found a Gimblet and Knife in his Pocket, but he had not broken the Glass of the Window. The Jury acquitted him.
William Colson , Thomas Wright , and William Ashdon , of St. Mary Whitechappel , were indicted for breaking the House of William Charlesworth , the 14th of November last in the Night-time, and taking thence 16 Silk Hankerchiefs value 20 s. 3 Suits of Headcloths, val. 10 s. and other Goods . Mary Charlesworth deposed, that her Window-Shutter was taken down, and her Goods taken
William Tittle , of Marybone , was indicted for breaking the House of William Taswell in the Night time on the 16th of December last, and stealing thence a stuff Ridinghood value 12 s. and other Goods . The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, That her House was broke open, and the Goods stoln. The Watchman deposed, he seeing the Prisoner have the Goods suspected him, and upon Examination he own'd where he had stoln them. The Prisoner had little to say in his Defence. The Jury therefore brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Wright , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Holland Shirts value 7 s. 6 d. two Diaper Napkins value 6 d.a Table-Cloth value 2 s. and other Goods , the Property of Samuel Godwin , the 18th of December last in the Day time. The Prosecutor deposed, That having been abroad, he returning home met the Prisoner coming out of his House with the Goods upon her. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence, but that the Linnen was not wet; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Richard Ayry and John Saunders , of St. James's Westminster , together with William Horn not yet taken, were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of John Moon in the Night-time the 29th of November last, and stealing from thence two Damask Sattin Gowns, value 18 l. two Damask Sattin Petticoats, value 10 l. two other Silk Gowns, value 16 l. a Velvet Petticoat, value 5 l. four Silver Forks, value 50 s. and other Goods to considerable Value . Elizabeth Moon deposed, That her House being broken open, about six of the Clock in the Morning, the Prisoners, with another, having each a lighted Candle in their Hands, forced their way into her Chamber, she being in Bed, bound her Hands behind her, gagg'd her, and set her in her Shift only in a Chair, and broke open her Chest of Drawers before her Face, and took the before-mention'd Goods and went off with them. She swore positively that the Prisoners were two of them. Mary Francis , her Servant-Maid, deposed, That her Mistresses House was indeed broke open, and she her self had her Mouth stop'd with a Handkerchief, and her Mistress was robb'd, as has been said; but swore as positively that the prisoners were not the Men; and described the Robbers to be quite different from the Prisoners, who were Men whose Persons were remarkable enough, and there being so much Light in the Room she had opportunity to take good Notice of them, especially they none of them having any Disguise upon their Faces. The Prisoners were not apprehended till 12 days after, tho' they were near Neighbours and Tradesmen, who had for a great many years lived there; and they brought so many reputable Persons to speak to their Reputation, that the Prosecution looked with so ill an Aspect of being Malicious, that the Prisoners were not only acquitted by the Jury, but upon their Request had a Copy of their Indictment granted by the Court.
The Tryals being over, the Court Proceeded to give Judgment as followith.
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 19.
Mary Pearse , Sarah Cook , Thomas Homeby , William North , Richard Teoman alias Newman , William Asbdon , William Colsen , William Farendine , Johnson Burdet , Thomas Winchurst , Edward Haslam , William Baynam , Walgrave Freer , Thomas Whitehead , William Tittle , William Price , Elizabeth Higs , Thomas Wright , William Broadbent , and John Young whose Judgement was respited.
Burnt in the Hand, 9.
To be whipt, 4.
Isabella Boreman, fin'd 20 Marks, and 6 Months Imprisonment, and to stand on the Pillory.
Mary Freeman, fin'd 20 Marks, 6 Months Imprisonment, and stand on the Pillory:
Mary Pearse, Sarah Cook, and Elizabeth Higs, pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, Elizabeth Higs only was found to be with quick Child.
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These are to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, and all Lovers of Curiom Inventions ,
THAT there is now to be seen one of the greatest Pieces of Art in this Nature that ever was invented; it being a Wonderful ASTRONOMICAL and MUSICAL CLOCK, which so surprisingly entertains the Company with so many various Curiosities, that the most ingenious declare it to be infinitely beyond what any can expect: It shewing the Motion of the Heavens to a very great Perfection, imitates the melodious Singing of Birds of Several Kinds, and performs on the Organ, Flute and Flageolet; the performance being so curious, and the Particulars so many , that it would be too tedious to mention them. It is now at the first house on the Left-hand in Charlos Court in the strand near Hungerford-Market (in the same House where the Moving Skeleton is shewn. )
For the Good of the Publick.
WHereas several Gentlewomen and others of that Sex, in this Kingdom, have contracted an evil Habit of Body, wherein the vicious Humours, at first dispers'd thro' the Whole, come at length to be lodg'd in one Part or another, and many times, for Causes too long to be here mentioned, are thrown down upon the Womb, occansioning a dangerous Weakness in that Part, which being neglected, at lustturus Cancerous, and often proves Fatal. I cure the Diabetes when given over by all other Persons. This is to acquaint all such as may have occasion, that a speedy Relief is to be had from an Experienc'd Midwife, dwelling at the Sign of the Queen's Arms, a Watch-Makers, near Exeter Exchange in the strand, who perform'd a Cure upon a lady at the Bath, after she was given over by the Physicians, and since has Cured several Gentlewomen and others in the City and suburbs of London. I should not have put my self in Publick Print, but to satisfy the Afflicted where they may have present Ease and Relief.
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THE MOVING SKELETON, or the Skeleton of a Man, which performs such strange and wonderful Actions, that none can Credit, but those who have already seen it, to whom it has given a general Satisfaction. And that it may be less surprising to the Spectators, I have here Inserted its several Performances, which are as follow, (viz) 1. At the knocking at the Case in which the skeleton stands, the Door immediately flies open. 2. The Curtain which hangs before it gently draws up out of sight, which presents to your View, a Humane skeleton, with an Hour-Glass in one Hand, and a Dart in the other. 3. He first raises that Hand with the Hour-Glass, which has a few sands to run, and when those are spent. 4. He raises the other Hand with the Dart, and makes Three Offers with it, as if stricking at a Person. 5. He then opens his Mouth and Groans 3 times most surprisingly. 6. He then again with his Jaw, strikes the Hour past on a Bell. 7. He lets down his Hand with the Hour-Glass. 8. He lets down his Hand with the Dart. 9. A Pipe of Tobacco being put in his Mouth, he lights it himself. 10. He blows the Candle out and smoaks his Pipe as naturally as any living Person can do, till being gently mov'd with a Stick: upon which. 11. He immediately opens his Jaw for the Pipe to be taken from him. 12. The Curtain then falls down into its Place, and all is over. It is now to be seen at the First House on the Left-Hand in Charles-Court, in the strand, in the same House where the Wonderful Machine the Astronomical and Musical Clock is shewn .
At her House the Red Ball in Queen-street, Cheapside, near the Three Craners,
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