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,
Fryday and Saturday, being the 10th 11th and Wednesday 15th of this Instant January, 1717-8. In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
Before the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM LEWEN , Kt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; Lord Chief Baron Bury , Mr. Justice Pratt, and Baron Montague , 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 Names were as followeth.
The Proceedings were as followeth:
Samuel Goff , and John Evans , of St. Dunstans in the West indicted for felloniously stealing a Bell-mettal Pot value 20 s. the Goods of Thomas Lartham , the 1st of November last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Pot, and another deposed they brought it to him to sell, and he suspecting, inquired how they came by it, they reply'd, they found it raking into a heap of Cynders. The Fact plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both guilty to the value of 10 d.
Stephen Wood , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Pistols value 5 l. a pair of embroidred Housings value 8 l. a pair of embroider'd Holster Laps value 12 l. the Property of Captain Thomas Hambleton , the 29th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd that at lighting from Horse at Night, his Mans Horse and his, being troublesome, they laid the said Furniture near the Door, but it was taken they knew not how, nor ever heard of it, till by accident the Pistol was seen in a Smiths Shop, where it was carried by a Gentleman belonged to the Family of the Lord Ferrers, to have a fellow made to it . The Lord's Gentleman deposed that he seeing the Pistol lye in the Stable, lik'd it mightily and enquiring of the Prisoner how he came by it, he told him he had found it in the Park, and he afterwards alledg'd that it was left him by a Gentleman's Servant that he had lent Money to; his varying his Story made much against him, for there being no Evidence, as the Gentleman gave him the Character that for a Year and a half he had lived with his Lord he had behaved himself very honestly and well , it would have done him Service; the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Sumner , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Yards and a half of Muslin value 12 s. in the Shop of Henry Batlis the 18th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, the Prisoner and another came and bought 2 Yards of Muslin, and when they were gone, he missed the Remnant, and following them found it under the Prisoners Riding-hood. The Prisoner deny'd the stealing it, and said it might perhaps fall into her Coat; many of her Neighbours gave her a very good Character, however the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Thomas Gibbons of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 90 Yards of Russia Linnen value 20 s. the Goods of Henry Bailis , the 6th of December last. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner was seen to take the Linnen from the Prosecutors Shop Window, and he being pursued, flung it down, and threatned the Pursuers to kill the Man that should lay hold of him, and with a Knife, cut one of them cross the Hand; but they apprehended him. The Prisoner pleaded on his Tryal, that a Man employ'd him to carry it; but this this Story being too improbable to be beliv'd against positive Evidence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Robert Barnet (a Boy ) of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Pair of Yarn Stockings val 9 s. in the Shop of James Smallwood , the 13th of Decem . last. The Prosecutor depos'd that standing over against his own Door, he saw the Prisoner go in and take the Stockings, and he following him, took him with the Stockings upon him. The Prisoner pleaded that he saw a Boy drop 'em and he took them up. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
George Harris , of St. Leonard Foster-lane , was indicted the privately stealing 24 Pair of Shammy Gloves val.3 l.12 s. the Property of Tho. Bunton the 16th of Dec . last. The Evidence depos'd that the Prisoner being Journeyman to the Prosecutor, had taken the opportunity to steal the said Goods; some were found upon him, and some hid in his House. others stop'd in offering to sale. The Prisoner pleaded the Goods found in the House were Goods he took home to work upon. and those offer'd to sale had been given him when he served Funerals. But the Circumtances of the Fact would not admit this Excuse. The Jury therefore found him guilty of the Indictment.
Robert Thomas , of St. Brides , was indicted for that he did on the 8th of August, in the 11th Year of Queen Anne take to wife Alice Redge , and in the 22d of August last did also take to wife one Mary Yarnly , his former Wife being alive . Both the Marriages were fully proved and the Wives both in Court. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Bridget Potter , alias Hamlet , alias Ward , was indicted for that she was married to James Hamlet the 26th of May last, and also married again to Edward Ward , the 4th of August last . The Evidence depos'd that after she was married to James Hamlet , he being some time absent from home, Edward Ward used to visit her in a way of Courtship, and as she was desirous for the present to keep her Marriage private. and as she pass'd for a Widow, to let him have the Freedom of coming to her as usual, which Jest she carried on till it came to earnest. The Marriages were both proved. She alledg'd in Court that Hamlet had another Wife at Plymouth but could not prove it, and he deny'd it; whereupon the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Peter Steps , of St. Bartholomew the Great , was indicted for stealing a Desk and Shop-book val.3 s. the Property William Batt , the 19th of Dec . last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Desk was taken out of the Shop, and found upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded a Man promised to make him drink to carry it for him. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Jane Clark , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing 2 Pound of Thread val.6 s. the Property of William Tune , the 3d of January last was 12 Months. The Fact being pardoned by the Act of Grace she was acquitted .
John Clark , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig val.4 l. the Property of Samuel Kentish , in the Shop of Tho Dyer , the 6th of Dec . last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner came into the Shop to have his Wigg powder'd, and in the mean time took the Wigg off from a Pin, put it under his Coat and was going away, but was stop'd. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; but however the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Martin Cloak , and Sarah Cloak of St. Brides , were indicted for an assault on Hugh Melone , and putting him in danger of his Life, and taking 7 s. and 6 d. from his Person , the 4th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, as he was passing along in Fleetstreet , a Woman comes up to him, claims Acquaintance and Kindred with him, desiring him to drink a Glass of Wine with her; saying, She had some Business with him; that he did go with her to a House where the Prisoners were, and went up Stairs, and Sarah Cloak the Prisoner with them. That being there, they brought Brandy, and the Women drank two Glasses, but he would drink none; and telling them, he neither liked their Faces, not their Kindred, was going away; but they demanded a Shilling of him for two Glasses of Brandy, which he not paying, She calling her Husband, he came, putting on his Face the ugliest Air imaginable, crying, What have you got Pox-hunters here, that they all fell upon him, tore his Shirt and Coat, took away his Sword , and Sarah Cloak put her Hand in his Pocket, and took out Three Half Crowns. Upon which he got down Stairs, and called the Watch. The Prisoner pleaded, he came in with a strange Woman, would have Wine, but they had none; but then would have something to drink, they brought Brandy, that they only stopped him, because he would not pay his Reckoning, and did not take any Money from him; and it not being fully proved, that he lost any, the Jury acquitted them.
Alexander Mackperson , of Kensington , was indicted for stealing a pair of Silver Spurs, value 40 s. a pair of Pistols, value 40 s. a Wig, value 10 l . and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-House of Sir John Guy , the 26th of December last. The Evidence deposed that the Prisoner being Servant to Sir John, Lodging in the House to look after it, stole the Goods, and offered them to Sale, but they were stopped. The Prisoner owned that he stole them. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony.
Mary Wise and Elizabeth Wise , of St. John Wapping were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Candlestick, a Silver Cup value 16 l. 8 pair of Sheets, and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of Thomas Redford , the 6th of December last. It appeared by the Evidence , that Mary Wise was the Prosecutor's Servant , and Elizabeth Wise was her Sister, who used to go frequently to the Prosecutor's House in a Morning before the Family was stirring and was seen to bring out Goods. Some of the Linnen was found, where Elizabeth pawned them . The Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. and Mary to the value of 10 d.
James Tims , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for stealing four Hogs, value 6 l. from William Miller , the 17th of December last. It appeared, that the Hogs were stole , and the Prisoner had sold them. The Prisoner pleaded, that he was a Drover , and driving about 60 Hogs from Rumford, found them among the rest. Several of his Masters gave him a good Character, which did him that Service, that tho' the Jury found him guilty of the Felony, yet interceded with the Court in his Favour .
and Joseph Goff , of St. Dunstan's in the West , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Drugget Coat value 4 s. and a Wastcoat value 1 s. the Property of William Swaby , and a Drugget Coat value 5 s. the Property of Morgan Jones , the 20th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that being at work in an empty House at the Temple , he put off his Cloaths and laid them down, and they were taken away; and afterwards the Coat was seen hanging at the Prisoner's Shop to sell. The Prisoner alledged, that they bought the Coat of one Edw Barkham , who being also in Custody, deposed, he did sell the Coat to the Prisoner's Man for 5 s. and that they were given him to sell or pawn , the Jury acquitted them both.
John Tanner. alias Toby (a Boy ) of Alhallows Lumbard-street , was indicted for stealing 13 pair of Worsted Stockings, value 52 s. out of the Shop of Robert Potmore , the 1st of January last. The Prosecutors Servant deposed, that having been opening the Shop, he stept to the further end of it, and turning himself, saw the Prisoner carrying them away, having taken them out of one of the Holes ; he pursued him, and took him with them upon him. The Prisoner pretended a certain Person was to give him 2 d . to carry the Goods. But the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s .10 d.
Henry Chickley , was indicted for assaulting Charles Brown , on the King's High-way, and taking from him a Silver Watch value 8 l. a Pocket Book value 1 s. a Bank Note of 25 l. the 16th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he was going into the Thatcht-House in Ave Mary Lane ,4 Persons met him in the Alley, one of which run with such a force against him, that flung him against the Wall, and then his Watch was taken away. Obadiah Leman deposed, that himself, the Prisoner, Richard Berry and Joseph Johnson , met with the Prosecutor near the Poultry Compter, and there pick'd his Pocket of his Pocket Book and Note of 25 l. That Chickley said, the Prosecutor had got a Scout (i.e. a Watch) whereupon they follow'd him to the Thatcht House, and Chickley ran against the Gentleman, as he had deposed, and took the Watch. That they afterwards sold the Note for 9 l. to one Platt, and the Watch for 3 l. to one Harding. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and inveighed against Obadiah Leman; but he reply'd, that he had charged him with several more Robberies , and particularly said, that himself and the Prisoner had cut a Coach near Aldgate, and robbed Mr. Daniel Butler of his Wigg; the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Judith Williams , of St. Buttolph Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing seven Yards of Muslin value 32 s. in the Shop of Martha Jefferies the 19th of December last, The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner came to the Shop under pretence of buying Muslin, and stole the Goods; and that missing them, they pursued her and took her, and that she being brought back dropped it from under her Cloaths. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but it being plainly proved; the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Moor of the Parish of Christ Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 38 s. The Property of Elizabeth Barnwell , the beginning of January last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
Ann Richardson , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for assaulting John Willis , and putting him in fear, of his Life, and robbing of him of 3 Guineas, and 5 Shillings in Money , the 4th of this instant January . The Prosecutor deposed, that he being a Gentleman's Servant , his Master had given him leave to go to see some Friends, and he passing along, was met by the Prisoner and another Woman, who scraping Acquaintance with him, desired him to go to their Lodgings, which he thinking them to be honest Women did; and that they gave him Brandy, and made him uncapable and he pulling out a Guinea, they took that out of his Hand; and falling both upon him, took the rest out of his Pocket, upon which being over-power'd, he called out for Assistance. And the Constable and Watch came, the Constable,&c. deposed, that when they came, he was quarrelling with a Women about some Money, and they found the Prisoner just got into Bed, but the other Women was gone. It was likewise deposed, the Prisoner had owned she had one Guinea. The Prisoner pleaded, that she and her Companion were going along, the Prosecutor pick'd them up, and calling a Coach, went to their Lodgings, that he gave her that Guinea to flog him; that she went to Bed, and left the Prosecutor and her Companion together, and knew no more of the Matter. The Jury acquitted her.
John Thompson of St. Pauls Shadwell , was indicted for stealing a Cloath Coat value 10 s. the Property of Dennis Connel , the 2d of December last, It appear'd by the Evidence the Prisoner being a Soldier , quarter'd in the House, and stole the Coat, and sold it; yet he deny'd the fact, and said he bought it of a Man near Rag-Fair , but he could not prove it; and therefore the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Richard Burgess of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the House of John Whitehead , and stealing 2 quilts ,1 Rug,5 Blankets, and 3 pair of Sheets value 3 l. the 21st. of December last. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner came to the Rose and Crown Inn , in St, John's Street , and lodged there 3 or 4 Nights; but he giving them reason to suspect his Honesty, was deny'd longer Entertainment; and the next Morning was apprehended by the Watch, with the Goods upon him: To whom after several improbable pretences, he told where he had them; upon which they went to the Prosecutors House, and acquainting them, the Chamberlain went up and found 3 Beds stripped. The Prisoner for all that deny'd the fact, and said they were given him by a Man and Woman with a Lanthorn, to carry into Southwark , but could not prove it; the Jury therefore though they acquitted him of the Burglary, found him guilty of the Felony .
Charles Gorman of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Guineas and a half, and 7 l . in Silver and Linnen,&c. the Property of Susannah Warden in the dwelling House of Luke Piper the 5th of January last. It appear'd in Court, that the Prosecutor and Prisoner were fellow Servants , and that the Prisoner open'd a Closet, and stole the Money and Goods; upon his apprehension he confest the fact, and retun'd the Money the Jury considering the matter, and his Master giving him a good Character, and that it was probably the first fact; the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s . only.
John Hall alias Thomas Clark of St. Thomas Apostles , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Mug value 4 l . out of the dwelling House of Ann Pool Widdow the 10th of September last The Evidence depos'd, the Prisoner come to the House, and was drinking in Company with some Persons, among whom was a Neighbouring Gentlemans Servant, a very honest Man, and that that Company drank out of a Silver Pot; that being there, he took acquaintance with the Prosecutors Son, and talking of Horses, said the lived in the Broad Way to Westminster, and had 5 good Horses to let out to hire, and proffer'd the Prosecutor's Son to let him have a Horse to go a Journey, he was designing to take; that they all, and the Prisoner went away; and the Prisoner coming again about 2 hours after, when they were busy in taking in Coals; he told her he could not pass her House, her Drink was so good, and called for a Pint, which being not brought him in Silver, he swore he would not drink it out of any thing else, since he had been drinking out of Silver when he was there before; upon which it was put into a Silver Pot; then he enquiring for her Son, and he calling to him in the Cellar, she went down to him: In the mean time he calling for a Looking-Glass, one was brought him, he immediately emptied the Drink into the Chamberpot, and run away; the Daughter seeing him go out of the Doors, but could not apprehend him, till they heard of him in Newgate for stealing of a Wigg, for which he is also cast this present Sessions. The Prisoner however deny'd the Fact, but it was very plainly proved; the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Roger Larner of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for robbing Mary Johnson on the High-way, and stealing from her a Box of Buckles, Snuff Boxes and Cutlerry Ware, to the value of 5 l. the 2 d. of January last. The Evidence deposed, that as the Prosecutor was leading her Horse, and bought some Corn for him, they perceived the Person and 3 others loitering about, and doging her from place to place, that suspecting them, he followed them and coming over against White-Chappel Church ; one of them steps to the Woman, and pretends to get her to carry a Box to Ilford , and carrying her to an Inn-yard, she leaving her Horse in the Road, the Prisoner with a Knife cut the Bag, took the Box, and was carrying it off; but he seized him with the Box. The Prisoner upon his Trial, used the Newgate Plea, that a Man hired him to carry the Box, but this pretence would not avail against positive Evidence; the Jury thereupon found him guilty .
Robert Griffith , of Tottenham , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Heifers value 7 l.10 s. the Property of Elizabeth and William Teton the 31st of December last. It appeared that the Beast were stolen out of the Prosecutors Ground, and found where the Prisoner had sold them, taking earnest for them; but the Money not paid, because the Buyer would have them tol'd in Smithfield. The Prisoner pretended that he helping a Drover to drive some Beasts, they turn'd out of the way, and went into some Grounds; and that driving them out, the Heifers perchance might come with them; and that when they discovered it, he drove them to the Green-Yard to set them up till own'd, and other such trifling excuses: but he could prove nothing of that matter, and it was proved that he sold them; the Jury therefore found him guilty .
John Stone , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for High Treason, for Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom, and making 40 pieces in similitude of half Crowns, and 40 more in the similitude of Shillings , the 2d of November last. The Council for the King inform'd the Court, that the Prisoner was one of the most notorious Offenders; and that for several Years past, had been constantly Coining. and had been apprehended by the Warrant of the Lord Sunderland, and did then make a show of discovering his Accomplices; but being committed into the Custody of a Messenger, he made his escape thence, and had been retaken; and that there was the strongest Grounds for presumption , that he had been guilty of the same Fact, even in the Interval, in as much as when he was retaken; There were 27 counterfeit Shillings found about him. William Faulkener deposed, That the Prisoner did use to buy counterfeit Money of Abigal Newstead , before he knew how to make it; but afterwards the Prisoner and himself used to coyn together at the Prisoners Lodgings: And on the 19th of July last, in Crown-Court in St. Giles's , did coyn 5 l. of that counterfeit Money, and used to go out every Night with one Sarah Patrick , to dispose of the said Money; and that about 19 Weeks ago, the Prisoner and himself did at the same place coyn 8 l. in half Crowns, and that when they had done they used to break the Moulds to pieces, and fling them into the House of Office, to prevent discovery, and so make new ones every time. Katharine Mathoon deposed, That about 9 Months ago he used to buy this counterfeit Money of Abigail Newstead : That the Prisoner afterwards quarrelling with Newstead, would not go for it himself and therefore used to send her for it , and that, he had had several
Elizabeth Parsons , was indicted for that she, after the making an Act of Parliament in the 8th Year of King, William III. for the better preventing the Counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom; and after the 16th of May 1697, did feloniously receive of Abigail Newstead and Timothy King , Money at a lesser Rate and less value than it was coined and did import . William Faulkener deposed, That the Prisoner kept a Brandy-Shop in Clare-Market , and her House was the common Resort of the Utterers of this bad Money: That Abigail Newstead used to leave it there to be given out to those Customers: That the Prisoner and Blanch Williams used to go out twice per Week to put it off: That he had there seen Newstead give unit counterfeit Money in her Back-Room; and that he had often seen her take this Money of Newstead, but had not seen her pay her for it; but in May last he had seen her give 20 s. for a parcel of it, but could not be positive it was since the 6th of May. Mary Kimberly deposed, That the Prisoner did use to buy connterfeit Money of one Mr. Michael, and Mr. Seager , who was condemned lately at Kingston Assizes , and of Abigail Newstead; and that last April, as near as she could remember, she bought 20 s. for 2 d. per Piece. William Kimberly being examined, could not swear to as to affect the Prisoner, but said she had near the Ruin of his Mother, who lived in some Credit and Reputation till the Prisoner had led her away, and brought her into that pernicions Acquaintance and Practice. So there being no Evidence positive as to the Fact since that Time, it being not excepted in the Act of Grace, she was acquitted .
Ann Palmer , alias Carlton , was indicted for a Misdemeanor in uttering counterfeit Money, knowing it to be counterfeit. Mrs. Sampson deposed, That she selling Sausages , Puddings &c. about the Streets, the Prisoner came to her in an Alley, and would have bought something of her, offering her a Shilling, but she would not change it till she went to a Light, and going to a Baker's Shop, shewed it the Baker ; who seeing it to be nought, questioned her about it, and suspecting her, stopt her, Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner, with two or three more, had been at his House and eat Bread and Cheese, and drank, and laid down a good Shilling; and then seeming to recollect that she could pay without changing, catches up the Shilling, then pretends she can't and lays down the bad One. Another Evidence deposed, That the same Person and another came and called for a Quartern of Geneva, and acted after the same manner in paying for it, but he discovering it, did not take it, and so they, to get off, found Three Half-pence to pay for it, which could not be found before: Upon which he dogged them, and found they played the same Game at several Places the same Night. There were three of them when apprehended, and in the Dispute two of them got away and hid themselves backwards in a Vault, but were found the one sitting in the other's Lap. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and the Jury acquitted her.
Barbara the Wife of William Dowling , was indicted for the same offence ; William Faulkener deposed that she had receiv'd of Abigal Newstead,30 counterfeit Shillings at 2 d a Piece, at the House of - Parsons the 16th of August last. Mary Jones deposed that in August last the Prisoner did buy 10 s. of the said Money for 20 d. and that she had been convicted for uttering false Money at Kingstone Assizes , however the Jury acquitted her.
Henry Whitehead , of Newington , a Clergyman , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, That he being a Person ill-affected to his Majesty and Government, endeavouring to seduce Persons from their Allegiance to his Majesty, did say King George was an Usurper . The Evidence for the King deposed as follows: Thomas Biddle deposed, That the Prisoner having been a Lodger in his House, owed him some Money, and having given him a Note, came to pay him the Money, but did not pay him all: That there they fell into Discourse about publick Affairs; the Prisoner spake very flightingly of the King's Title and Government, and that he thereupon replied, You Clergymen pray for King George; that the Prisoner replied, he used indeed the Expression, Ye shall pray, and added , King George is an Usurper, Ebenezer Tull deposed, That Thomas Biddle having complained to him that the Prisoner owed him Money, and that he could not get it of him: he told him, that, if he pleased, he would get it for him, and it should not cost him a Farthing: To which he consented. Whereupon he wrote a Letter to the Prisoner, and sent it to him to Newington, about it. Upon which he came to him, and was very full of Reflections upon Mr. Biddle's, and took some notice of Mr. Biddle's charging him with the Expressious mentioned in the Indictment, and owned that he did say, That if Pretender, as he was called, was King James's Son, and was not a Bastard, then King George was an Usurper : To which he replied, That if he persisted in such Talk it might perchance lead him into ill Conveniencies . The Prisoner answered, He did say so, and should say so as long he breathed: To which he replied, That if he did, perhaps he might not breath long. But however his Business with him was not in relation to any thing of that Nature, but that he would pay Biddle his Money. That they then parted. And some Time after he went to Biddle, and demanded the Note, which was 36 s. and taking the Note, laid him down 30 s. and tore the Note. Upon this Mr. Biddle came to him again, and complained of the tearing the Note. That thereupon they went to Justice Hill, and got a Warrant to take him up for rearing the Note, and went to him to go to Mr. Biddle and make it up. But he not going, but keeping out of the way; but meeting accidentally with him at the Castle-Inn in Wood-street, got him apprehended. In some Discourse he remembered him of the Words he had said. To which he replied, That if the Pretender, so called, was not a Bastard , both Queen Ann and King George were Usurpers . This was confirmed by the Constable. And he being apprehended and carried before Sir John Fryer , only on Account of tearing the Note. The Matter being composed as to that, he enquired of the Persons if they would Prosecute him upon those Expressions but they declining it, he was discharged. But Sir John considering afterwards that such Expressions were of ill Consequence to be tolerated, sends for him again, and binds the Evidence to prosecute. The Prisoner, in his Defence, recriminated upon Biddle, saying that he was enquiring of him what News: He answered, All you Jacobite Rogues are spoiled now, and the Bastard the
Abigail Newstead , Wife of William Newstead , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for High Treason for counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom, in counterfeiting, forging and coining of 40 Pieces of Copper, Tin, and other base Metal, in the Likeness and Similitude of Half Crown; and 40 other Pieces in the Likeness of Shillings, the currant Coin of the Kingdom , the 2d of November last. The Council for the King opened the Cause, setting forth the destructive and pernicious Consequences of such Practices and these in order to detect and prevent that, the Lord Sunderland having in October last, an Information laid before him against 12 or 14 Persons, he sent an Order or Warrant to Captain Mills High-Constable of Holbourn, by whose Diligence many of them had been apprehended, and now were to be brought to Justice. The first Evidence against the Prisoner was William Faulkner , who deposed, that he and the Prisoner had several Times coined Money together, that about two Years and a half ago, they had coined at one Time 15 l. and that the last time was in her Mother's Room in Tyburn Road , about the middle of June last, when they coined about 20 l. That they used a House in Clare-Market , one - Parson's, who used to deliver it out to others to put it off, selling the Shillings at two Pence per Piece, and the half Crowns for five Pence per Piece. Mary Kimberly (a Girl of 14 Years of Age) deposed, That the Prisoner had used to come to her Mother's Room at the Bear and Black Jack, in Diet street near St. Giles's, and did there Coyn Money; and particularly in May last, that she went into a Closet, and took Plaister of Pallace, and mixing it with Water made it like Paste; then made it into two square Pieces in the Form of a Mould, and then made a Gutter in them; and putting a Shilling into it, tied the two Parts together with a String; and laid them at the Fire to dry, that she then gave her a Shilling to go to the Pewterers to fetch Tin,&c. and put it into a Sauce-pan and melted it, poured it into the Mold and took it out, laying the coyned Money as she took it out of the Mould down on the Hearth, and in that manner she at that Time coyned 15 s. That afterwards she took a pair of Scissers and cut off the jagged pieces round the Edge, and afterwards filed it with a File to make the graining, then boiled it in a Pot of Water and Ashes, and sent her to beg a little Salt, and then scoured it with Sand and Salt, and last of all took her Clogs, and rubbed the Money thereon to dull it, by dirting it, and then her Mother and the Prisoner went out together (as she supposed) to put it off, and came in no more that Night. William Kimberly (a Lad of about 16 Years of Age) deposed, that he being a Bed in the Garret in May last, coming down Stairs saw the Prisoner coyning in his Mother's Room, he saw her pour the Mettal into a Mould, like what Boys use to cast Chuckers in, and take the Money out. Mary Wilson deposed, That she lodged in the Ground Room of the same House, with the Prisoners Mother in Tyburn Road, and going up to their Room one Morning to light some Small-coal , saw a great deal of counterfeit Money lying there, and some over the Fire boiling in Water and Ashes; at which she was much surprized, and two or three Days after, taking an Opportunity to ask her why she would be concerned in such ill and dangerous Practices, she made very light of it, saying, she would venture her life to serve her Friend. Catharine Mackoon deposed, That she had several Times had counterfeit Money of her,20 half Crowns at one Time at 5 d. per Piece, at the Jack a Dandy in Drury-Lane, and 3 l. at another Time. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and that she had ever been privately in Faulkner's Company this three Years. She likewise deny'd, ever having been at Kimberley's House; and urged, that the Evidences swore against her falsly, to take away her Life for the Lucre of the Reward. Upon the hearing the Evidence, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Lewis , of St. Mary White-chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods to the value of 3 l. in the dwelling House of Thomas Shaw , the 14th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner was a Lodger and carried the Goods away and pawned them. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.
James Woodland , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen,&c. to the value of 30 s. out of the High-gate Stage-Coach . The Property of William Crompton , the 3d of December last. The Evidence deposed, they saw the Prisoner take them out of the Coach and run away with them; and tho' he pleaded he found them, the Fact being plainly proved; yet the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Joseph Alexander , of St. Pancras , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Cheshire on the High-way, and robbing him of a Watch, Rings and Money to the value of 4 l. the 14th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that about 10 a Clock at Night coming from Hamstead , he was set upon by the Prisoner, and one Little Fish, who robbed him and bound him; but the Evidence not being sufficient, he was acquitted .
William Bullock , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing wearing Apparel value 27 s. The Property of William Pecks , the 13th of December last. And the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Sarah Perry , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing Goods to the value of 30 s. in the dwelling House of Robert Fox , the 5th of December last. It appeared, that the Prisoner being Servant to the Prosecutor, stole the Goods; the Jury thereupon found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Booth , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing four Calves Skins value 30 s. The Property of Ann Bishop . It appeared, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Skins, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
John Bullock of Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods to the value of 3 l. in the dwelling House of John Harper the 28th of December last. It appeared, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's House to lodge, it being an Inn, and carried the Goods away with him. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d.
Sarah Ward , was indicted for stealing wearing Apparel to the value of 40 s. The Property of David Fortescue , the 12th of December last. It appear'd, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Cloaths and went away, and was taken by the Watch dressed in her Master's Cloaths. The Prisoner would have the Court believe it was a Frolick, but could not influence them to think so; but they found her guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Van Hannum , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing Goods to the value of 30 s. in the dwelling House of John Crawford , the Property of James Atkins , the 25th of November last. It appeared, the Prisoner was a Lodger in the House and stealing the Goods, went away. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.
Robert Dryton , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for stealing wearing Apparel to the value of 3 l. The Property of Allen Ball , the 1st of January last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.
Sarah Hawkins , of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for stealing a riding Hood value 20 s. The Property of Elizabeth Ashew . It appeared, that the Prisoner being employ'd to do some mending Work for the Prosecutor, took the opportunity to steal it. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Peerson , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat value 20 s. The Property of Alexander Harding , the 27th of November last. It appeared, the Coat was lost off from a Coach-box, and found upon one to whom the Prisoner sold it. The Prisoner alledg'd he bought, and he having a good Character given in Court, the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Dunkhall , of the Parish of Aldgate , was indicted for stealing Goods value 19 s. The Property of Thomas Merrifield , the 7th of December last. The Prisoner being the Prosecutor's Servant , stole the Goods, and they were found upon her; the Jury therefore found her guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Elton , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Wig value 40 s. and a Silk Gown and Petticoat value 7 l. The Property John Cox , the 16th of December last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed , that her Maid being sent on an Errand left the Door open, and she apprehended the Prisoner going away with the Goods, the Prisoner had little to say in her Defence, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Henry Johnson , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Philips , and taking from her a Pocket, a Gold Ring, half a Guinea, and half a Crown , the 13th of this Instant January . The Prosecutor deposed, that as she was going along Piccadilly , the Prisoner came to her, catching hold of her Shoulder, gave her a turn round and pulled off her Pocket, he was pursued and taken immediately. The Fact was plainly proved, and the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Charles Swift , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing 9 Deal Boards value 9 s. The Property of William Smith , the 6th of January . It appeared, that both Prosecutor and Prisoner were Carpenter s, and the Prosecutor having set them in the Street, gives a Porter a quart of Drink to carry them to an Alehouse, where he laid them up. The Prisoner having a very good Character, it appearing rather the effect of Liquor, or Frolick, than a down-right Felony . The Jury acquitted him.
William Sharp , and William Cole of Finchley , were indicted for stealing 12 Sheep value 6l. The Property of Mr. Roberts , the 23d of December last it appeared, that the Sheep were lost out of the Prosecutor's Ground, and his Servant coming to Smithfield, found them where the Prisoners had carry'd them to sell. The Prisoners pleaded, they were hired to drive by a Stranger, but could not prove it. The Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment.
Eliz Sewett , of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for assaulting, and privately stealing 2 Guineas from the Person of Henry Smith , the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he having been receiving some Money, was met by the Prisoner and another Woman, and they asked him to give them a Dram, that going into a Brandy Shop, and having a Quartern of Geneva , or something, he knew not certainly what, and pulling out his Money to pay for it, the Prisoner snatcht 2 Guineas out of his Hand, and put them into her Mouth, and the other Woman bid her swallow them, and then they ran away; and that the other Woman going with him to Hicks's Hall to be an Evidence against the Prisoner, gave him the slip and got away; so there being no Evidence against the Prisoner but the Prosecutor, to confirm his Evidence; and it appear'd he was in drink, the Jury acquitted her.
Stephen de la Force , was indicted for breaking the House of Melehizelleck Gosset , and stealing Goods to the value of 7 l.10 s. the 30th of December last. The Prosecutor, and some other Evidences deposed, That his Glass window was taken down and his Goods stolen, and that some of the Goods were taken upon the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded he bought the said Goods, but could not prove it. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony, but acquitted him of the Burglary .
Mary Betts , of St. Mary Savoy , was indicted for privately stealing 6 Guineas and a half from the Person of Samuel Abthorp , the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, That he meeting with a Friend, went to drink a Pint of Wine at the Crown-Tavern in Katharine-Street , and having been shown a Room, the Prisoner came in, sitting down with that Assurance, that he took her for the Mistress of the House: That there being no Fire in that Room, he told them there was a Fire above in the Chamber: Upon which they went up; and that the Prisoner was so familiar to come to them there; that they drank and called for some Mutton Drops,(alias Chops ) that the Prisoner asked him to go into another Room, and there his Pocket was pickt of 6 Guineas and a half; that he feeling in his Pocket, and finding himself robb'd, charg'd her with his Money, and she denying it, he went for a Constable, leaving his Friend with her in the Room; and that when he came back with the Constable, and demanded his Gold: She said she had none; but at last own'd she had a King George's Guinea, and no more ; but searching her they found Guineas in her Bosom , Besides 1 she took into her Hand, a Guinea and an half more in her Pocket, and 2 more in her right Stocking. The Prosecutor's Friend deposed, That he perceived her to place something in several places as she walked to and fro in the Room, and directed them to search the places, where they found them. The Prisoner pleaded in her Defence, that she went to the Tavern to see a Person that came from her Father in the Country, and coming down Stairs, they invited her to go back with them, telling her she should drink a Quart of Wine with them, which she refused, till by their Urgency, and pushing her up Stairs and giving her inducing Language, she did; that being there with the Prosecutor and his Friend, one held her, and the other attempted to lye with her, which she would by no means permit; that then the Prosecutor call'd the Drawer and bid him bring some Oil, and some Feathers , with a large Pewter-Dish, and Six penniworth of Whipcord . Upon which she reply'd, she did not know what he meant: That he then told her, she must either flog him, or he would do so and so. To which she reply'd, she had heard of Flogging, but never of doing so and so. That then she would have come away, but he would not let her go till she had paid her share of the Reckoning, which she refusing, he tax'd her with picking his Pocket. That as for the 6 Guineas and a half, she had received them that Day of her Husband, who appear'd in Court and deposed, that he did give her 6 Guineas and a half that Day, he having received 7 l.19 s. and 4 d of a Person for whom he had made half a Dozen of Silver Spoons and Forks. A Person deposed in Court, that he had that Day paid him that Sum of Money. Upon the whole the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Bristow , of Margaret's Westminster , as Principal, and Mary Rut , Ann Douglass and Jane Whitfield , as Accessaries after the Murther, were indicted for the Murther of her Bastard Child the 15th of November last. Jane Grant deposed, That the Prisoner being a Lodger in her House, she heard the Cry as of a Women in Labour; that thereupon she look'd thro' the Key-hole, the Door being nail'd up, and that the Prisoners were all in the Room; and that she heard one of them say to Mary Bristow , Hold your Tongue; if you make this Noise, you'll Spoil all; you'll be deliver'd presently. That she saw her receive the Child in a white Cloth ; that she heard the Child cry twice; and that she went toward the Closet , and Mary Rut said, if she could blow her
John Purcell . of St. James's , was indicted for assaulting of Benjamin Powers , and feloniously taking from him 3 Guineas , on the 11th of October last. Benjamin Powers deposed. That going to a Gaming-House in Convent-Garden, went to Play, and won 4 or 5 Pounds; that he then met the Prisoner, who having lost all his Money, desired Powers to lend him a Crown, which he did, and at several times made it up a Guinea, he promising to pay it again next Day; that the next Day Bradshaw , the Prisoner, and one Dr. Wright, came to the Treasury to him, where he agreed to meet them at the King's-Arms in the Pallmall to Dine; that after Dinner they proposed playing there, to save the Expence of the Box-keepers at the Gaming Houses; that the Prisoner paid him his Guinea, but he had still good Fortune on his side, and won more Money of the Prisoner, which made him very quarrelsome; that as they were going away, the Prisoner got hold of him by the Throat, and almost choaked him, put his Hand in his Pocket, and took out 3 Guineas; that he cried out Murther, and that Bradshaw coming to him, he told him the Prisoner had robbed him. Francis Bradshaw corroborated Mr. Power's Evidence as to the meeting at the Gaming-House; adding, that he did propose to the Prisoner next Day the Meeting to pay the Guinea he borrowed of the Prosecutor, hoping to engage him to play; that thinking themselves not a Match for Mr. Powers, they proposed one Dr. Wright, who consented; that having not Money enough to make a Share, they went to Cranborn Alley , where the Prisoner pawn'd his Watch for 6 Guineas, afterwards went to the Treasury to the said Powers, and from thence to the Kings-Arms to Dinner; that a Dispute arising about a Bet, the Prosecutor snatch'd it up, tho' the Prisoner said that he had won it; that high Word grew , and the Prosecutor drew his Sword, and said the Prisoner should fight him who saying he would, and going to his Sword, that then he laid hold of Mr. Powers, who flung his Sword on the Table, and the Prisoner put his down; that they paid the Reckoning, and Wright went down, he following him; that hearing the Prosecutor cry out, he went back and found the Prisoner had almost throttled him, having got him under his Arm, and saw him pull his Hand out of his pocket. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That having been drinking, he went to Howell's Gaming-House, where the Prisoner did (on Bradshaw's Request) lend him a Guinea; that next Morning Bradshaw came to him, and asked him to go go pay the Guinea to Powers; that he excused it, saying he had Business ; and besides, having lost his Money the Night before, did not care to ask his Wife for any; that Bradshaw went away, and soon after came again, telling him that one Dr. Wright would meet him. in order to employ him in some Business of Concern; that he did promise to meet at the Kings-Arms Tavern, but having not Money enough to pay the Prosecutor, Wright told him he would carry him to a Goldsmith of his Acquaintance in Cranborn Alley , where he might have Money at an easy Rate; that there he pawn'd his Watch for 6 Guineas in Wright's Name, and afterwards went to the Treasury, and would have Powers to the Kings-Arms, where he paid him his Guinea; that after Dinner Bradshaw and Wright promoted Play, on which the Prosecutor call'd for Box and Dice; that they did all Play; that Powers having lost his Money, would have him pay him the Guinea again, which he told him he had; the Prosecutor insisted on it, that to be easy he did, on promise that Bradshaw and Wright would see him paid again; and that as they were playing there was a Bet of a Guinea which he won, and the Prosecutor snatch'd it up, but he put it up at the desire of Wright and Bradshaw; but the Prosecutor serving him so a second time, it provoked him, that he went to Mr. Powers, and demanded his Money be ow'd him, who, swearing and cursing in a most violent manner, calling him Rogue, Villain and Rascal, drew his Sword, saying, if he would have it, he should fight for it; that he likewise run his Fist in his Face; that then he seiz'd him, and had him down: The Prosecutor told him, that if he would let him rise, he would give him his 3 Guineas; which he did with his own Hand out of his Pocket, and then immediately said, that he would swear he had pick'd his Pocket. The Prisoner alledg'd, that the Prosecution was malicious, because the Prosecutor was apprehensive of being taken up by a Warrant which the Prisoner had obtain'd for that End; that the Prosecutor had said, that he would not have done it, but to save his Place, Bread and Reputation, and for that the Prisoner would have an Information against him. The Prisoner brought abundance to his Reputation; The Jury consider'd the whole, and acquitted him.
The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows.
Received Sentence of Death 11.
Ann Harrup , Elizabeth Sumner , Robert Barnet , George Harris , John Clark , alias Thomas Hall, Henry Chickley , Abigail Newstead alias Newstaff, John Stone , Mary Adsey , Henry Johnson , Mary Betts .
Burnt in the Hand 4.
The other Prisoners Sentences was Respited, till the next Sessions, whose Names are as followeth.
Samuel Goff , John Evans , Stephen Wood , Thomas Gibbons , Elizabeth Moor , Peter Steps , John Tanner , Judith Williams , Roger Larner , Robert Griffith , Alexander Mackperson , Mary Wise , Elizabeth Wise , Charles Gorman , John Thompson , Richard Burgess , William Sharp , William Cole , Stephen de la Force , Sarah Dunkhall , Robert Dryton , Mary Van Hannum , Sarah Hawkins , Mary Elton , Mary Lewis , James Woodland , William Bullock , William Booth , Sarah Perry , John Bullock , Sarah Ward , William Hitchin .
This is to Acquaint the Curious.
THAT the New Astronomical and Musical Clock, a Piece of Art never yet parallel'd; its Performances so curious, its Harmony so Delightful, and its Variety of Parts so surprising, as can't be conceiv'd by any but those that see it, Is now to be seen at the Grocers , next Door to the Globe and Duke of Marlbourough's Head in Fleet-street.
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There is lately publish'd,
A Search after Religion, among the many Modern Pretenders to it. Offer'd to the Perusal of all who are dancing to the Pipes of those false Prophets and Teachers Christians are warn'd to take heed of.
Like diligent Bee, From every Tree, To the Hungry my Honey I'll bring, But for Truth's hidden Foes, I'll pluck off their Cloaths, Their Shame I'll disclose, Tho' I smart or die for't, I'll leave' em my Sting.
The uncommon Methods of late taken to suppress and decry this Piece, obliges the Author to make this uncommon publication.
After the Authors Preface to his Christian Reader, he recommends his Book to the Sheep of Christ, who regard not the Voice of the Hireling, and then gives a faithful Narration of Facts of his searching for the Way of Salvation as appointed by Christ, among the many Hireling Priests and Soul-Brokers, near 40 of whose Names he has inserted, of the several sorts in this Land, whom he found to be Cheats, false Teachers, and Soul-destroyers. After the Account he gives of the Separating Hirelings he concludes,
These are the Priests who many Miles would run ye, Who'd ship, and trip, and leap like Hare or Coney, Not for your Souls sake, but to get, your Money,
And after he has related a true Account of some few of the Pranks of the French Prophets,&c. he adds,
All these and many more such like Soul Brokers, I've heard, or read their Works who're Hell-fire-Stoakers,
And us'd by Devil, as Glass-house Men use Poakers.
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THe History of the Press-Yard: or a Brief Account of the Customs and Occurrences that are put in Practice, and to be met with in that Antient Repository of Living Bodies, called, His Majesty's Goal NEWGATE in London: Wherein, besides several Descriptions and Characters never before made Publick, are inserted,1. The History of the Unfortunate Florimel , one of the State Prisoners that has been Confin'd there upwards of Twenty one Years.2. An Interview with the Ordinary: The Manner of his turning Confessor, and the Method used by him in that Office.3. The Manner of the Reception of the Prisoners from Preston there.4. Young Mr. Botairs Account of the Action between the King's Troops and the Rebels; with the true Causes of their Surrender.5. The Escape of Mr. Forster; the Demeanour of Col. Oxburge and Mr. Gascoigne , as also of Mr. Paul and Mr. Hall after Sentence of Death with several Original Letters from them relating to the Crimes for which they suffer'd, to the Dukes of Marlborough, Argyle,&c. Likewise one from Sir. H - B - to Mr. Gascoigne .6. The Usuage and Sickness of Mr. Francia the Jew: The Escapes of Mr. Radcliff, Mr. Budden, and Mr. George Flint : The Releasement of the author; and other Original Letters sent to a Noble English Peer , relating to the Hardships the Preston Prisoners labour'd under. Printed for T. Moor in St. Paul's Church-Yard,1718.(Price 1 s.6 d.)
John Wolfe Printer, having been affected with the Gout and Rhuematism: by which I entirely lost the use of one of my Hands, and thereby rendered uncapable of working for three Quarters of a Year last past: I had advice of several Physicians, and took their Prescriptions but to no Purpose: As also of the Doctor of St. Thomas's Hospital, who prescribed me Medicines. which I took but received no Benefit by them. I gave over all hopes of being cur'd. till I was recommended to that inestemable Secret, by the Author of the Practical Scheme, given up one pair of Stairs, the Sign of the Celebrated Anodyn
for Children's TEETH without Temple-Bar, only but twice of it before I found my Hand come to it's strength again: and taking of it not above Twice Times more, I am restored to the perfect use of it. am as well as ever I was in my Life, to the Amazement of all my Friends and Acquaintence. Any Person may be farther fully satisfy'd of this my miraculous Cure at the Places following, who will attest the Truth thereof, viz. Mr. Hubbock, next the Falcon St. Southwark, Mr. Knight at the Blue Last in Black Fryers; and at Mr Grimstead's at the Fortune of War in Pye Corner near West Smithfield who with abundance more, were Spectators of my Condition. Witness my Hand, J. Wolfe .
For the Good of the Publick.
WHereas several Gentlewoman 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 lodged in one Part or another, and many times, for Causes too long to be here mentioned, are thrown down upon the Womb, occasioning a dangerous Weakness in that Part, which being neglected, at last turns Cancerous, and often proves fatal. I cure the Diabetes. when given over by all other Persons. This to acquaint all such as may have occasion, that a speedy Relief is to be had from an experienced Midwife, dwelling at the Sign of the Queens-Arms, a Watch-makers, near Exeter Exchange in the Strand; who performed 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.