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,
Thursday and Friday, being the 27th and 28th of February, 1717. In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEfore the Right Hon. Sir WILLIAM LAWEN , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Powis, Mr. Justice Dormer, Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.
The Jurors Names were as followeth:
John Benson , of St. Magnes the Martyr , was indicted for Privately stealing a Silk, Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of Thomas Wilmer , the 9th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed, That as he was going over London-Bridge he felt his Handkerchief polling out of his Pocket. Saw the Prisoner have it in his Hand and put it into his Pocket, seized him and took it out. The Prisoner pretended he took it off from the Ground. The Jury nevertheless found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Francis Minnet , of St. Helens , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Box of Wearing Apparel, value 3 l. 10 s. the Property of Mary Lingwood , the 26th of January last. The Evidence deposed that the Box of Goods was on the Coach-Box of a Stage-Coach in Bishopsgate-street , and that she Prisoner took it away and carried it as far as the hinder Wheel; but perceiving some Persons making after him, turn'd back and laid it down again. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. However the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Keys was indicted for Privately stealing 3 Yards of printed Callicoe, value 10 s. 6 d. in the Shop of Richard Turner , the 15th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was a Customer to the Shop, whom they had known and credited, and bought a Remnant of the same Callicoe, and afterwards they missed another, which was brought to the Shop by a Gentlewoman to whom she had sold it, to be match'd. The Prisoner pleaded she had paid for it, and brought a great many Persons who gave her an extraordinary Character; so the Jury acquitted her.
Charles Lodge , of St. Giles's Cripplgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Box, value 6 s. and four Pound of Rhubarb, value 20 s. in the Shop of Joseph Pargiter , the first of February last. The Evidence deposed, That about seven o-Clock in the Morning, having opened the Shop-Door, and while she was going to the back part of the Shop, the Prisoner took the Box, and that she turning her Head saw him go out of the Shop with it, and calling after him he was taken in the Street with the Box, &c. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. But the Jury found him guilty of Felony.
Stephen Hand , of St. Botolph's Billinsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing six hundred Weight of Lignum Vitae , the Property of Thomas Gallop , the 14th of January last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner had stollen the Goods out of a Warehouse at Botolph-Wharf , and was suspected to have stollen it by asking an under price for it, and so was apprehended. The Fact was plainly proved, tho' the Prisoner pretended he found it under a Gate-way which was a Thoroughfare, and thought it was as free for him as another Man. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Geoge Widgeon alias Whale , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing two pair of Shoes, value 5 s. out of the Shop of Andrew Martin , the 5th of February last. The Prosecutor's Boy deposed. that as he was sitting at Work in the Shop the Prisoner came in, took the Shoes off from a Shelf and ran away with them; but that he pursued him, and calling out for Help seized him with the Shoes in the Breast of his Coat. The Prisoner denied the Fact: but it being plainly prov'd upon him, the Jury brought him in Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d .
Ann Smith , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 13 Guineas, 2 Gold Rings, 1 Diamond Ring, a pair of Ear-Rings, and 15 s. in Money, in the Dwelling House of William Jones , the 31st of January last. The Prosecutor deposed the
John Cooper , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches. value 30 s. the Property of John Harper , the 17th of February last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner and Prosecutor were Fellow Lodgers, and while the Prosecutor was gone into the Country, the Prisoner carried his Clothies to pawn. The Prisoner pleaded Necessary drove him, and he did not design to wrong the Prosecutor of them. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .
Abraham Edgar , of St. Mary Hill was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Silver Spurs, the Property of Samuel Dam , out of the Stable of Henry Hancock the 14th of Feb. last. The Evidence deposed he employed the Prisoner to clean the Stable, and while he was gone out with a Horse he took the Opportunity to carry away the Spurs. He confessed the taking them before the Justice, but deny'd the fact upon his tryal, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .
of the Parish of Acton was indicted for stealing 35 yards of Drugget value 3 l.10 s. the property of John Grasscon the 25th February last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Drugget was lost from the Prosecutors Tenters in the Country, and that he was apprehended in selling it here in Town, The Prisoner said he bought it in the Country as he was coming to London for 2 s. per yard, but it appeared he had agreed to sell it in Town for 16 d. but he not producing the Person he bought it of, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s 10 d .
James Withy of the Parish of Stepney was indicted for stealing 25 Fountains of Lamps of the Convex-Lights, value 15 s. The property of Sir Samuel Garret and Sir Fisher Tench , Baronet , the 25th of February last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Lamps were stollen from High-street in Mile-End-New-Town , and that the Prisoner was apprehended early in the Morning by the Watch with the Goods upon him in a Bag. The Prisoner deny'd the stealing them, but said he found them lying on the Ground in High-street, but could neither prove it, nor had any Body to appear to his Reputation, the Jury thereupon found him guilty to the value of 10 d .
Charles Lodge was indicted a 2d time for a Burglary in breaking the House of Michael Grimshaw , and stealing thence 2 brass Pots value 24 s. one Copper Pot value 10 s, and other Goods the 31st of December 1716 . The Prosecutor deposed his House was broken and the Goods stollen. William Britain deposed that the Prisoner, George Executed last March for the same Fact, and himself committed the Fact by taking out a pane of Glass and opening the Casement putting a Knife between the Shutters to feel for the Bar, cutting them, and boring the Bar with a Nailpiercer lifted it up and stole the Goods, and sold them to one Jane Revel . The Prisoner denyed the Fact . The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Cole , of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Silver Spoons value,>15 s . The Property of Magdalen Gifford , the 25th of January last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutors house to assist the Maid, and took the Opportunity of taking away the Spoons, and going through a Neighbours House went away with them. The Prisoner denyed the Fact. But it was plainly proved upon her, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d .
John Gill of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Edward Buckley the 3d of January last with an Intention to steal . The Evidence deposed, that the Watchman giving them notice that the Window, Frame and all, was taken down on the back-side of a Storehouse that belonged to Mr. Buckley's Brew-house, they went in and found the Window Frame and all carried away, and the Prisoner standing in a Corner of the Store-house. The Prisoner pleaded that he being much in Drink happened to get in there to sleep. But the Circumstances would not admit them to give credit to the Plea. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the Indictment.
John Fitzgerald , of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 s. from Joseph Wilson the 13th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner came to drink a quartern of Liquors, and then would have him change a Guinea, saying he had no other Money; that having given him ten Shillings of the Change, he pretended to throw it into the Box again, and would give him half a Crown to Change, but he telling the Money found that there was 3 s. wanting, whereupon, he follow'd him and took him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. But the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d .
George Orton , of the Parish of St. Katherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cask of Brandy containing 12 Gallons , the Goods of a Person unknown, the 3d of February last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Brandy was put on board a Ship lying near St. katherines, and that it was carried away by the Prisoner in his Boat, he being a Water-man, and by another Person, in the Night-time, and that the Prisoner when he was apprehended directed to the Place where the Brandy was. The Prisoner pleaded, the other Man called Sculler, and so he ply'd him, but knew nothing of the Brandy being stollen. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d .
Paul Sheldon , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 20 s. and other Goods , the Property of Arthur Fleetwood , the 12th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner and he were Lodgers together, and while he was out at work he stole the Clothes, and when he was apprehended he confest he had sold them to one Mr. Hammond at the Moses and Aaron near Rag-Fair. His Confession before the Justice being read in Court, the Jury found him guilty .
William Watts of St. Bride's , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 3 s. from the Person of Charles Garrard , the 7th of February last; but no body appearing against him he was acquitted .
Edward Higgins , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Coach Cushions , the Property of Sir Philip Jackson , the 23rd of January last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Coach standing in Russel-street the Prisoner and another were seen to take the Cushions out of the Coach, and brush off with them; but being pursued, the other got away, and the Cushions were thrown down, and he was apprehended. The Prisoner pleaded he found them in the Street. But the Jury not believing he had been honestly so lucky, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
Henry Johnson , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Yards of Broad Cloath, value 9 l. 10 s. the Property of George Cary , the 16th of January last. It appeared by the Evidence, who were Carriers, that the Prisoner took the Goods out of the Scales-House in the Inn-Yard, while they were loading their Waggon, and was carrying it off. The Prisoner denyed the Fact: and the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d .
James Eles , the 17th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he coming in a Coach over London-Bridge , the things lying in Bundles upon the Seat, and there being a stop, the things were taken away; upon which he got out to pursue the Thief. Another Evidence deposed that he saw the Prisoner and some others of his Gang, lurking about the Coach, he suspecting them watched them, and saw one of them take the Bundles out of the Coach, and the Prisoner take them from him and was making off; but he apprehended him. However, the Prisoner deny'd the Fact; but it being so plainly proved it did not avail him; the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Storey alias White , and Mary Scot alias Huss , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Damask Silk Gown, value 4 l. a Silk Petticoat, value 3 l. a Pair of Stays, value 30 s. a Calico Gown and Petticoat value 20 s. a Ring value 16 s. a Gold Necklace, value 5 l. and other Goods , the Property of William Windress , the 1st of November last. The Evidence depos'd that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's House to lodge with two Men pretending to be Sailors, who said they were their Wives; and that having lain there a Night or two, the Men got up in the Morning and said they were going to work on board of Ship, leaving the Women a Bed; That the Women afterwards rose , came down, staid all Day, and took an Opportunity near the Evening to break open a Trunk in the Room, put on the Clothes under their own Clothes, and putting on Riding-hoods far some small t the Door and so sent off with the Goods, and could not be heard of till it fell out that the Prosecutor's Wife's Brother happen'd to see Elizabeth Storey near Clarkenwell come out of an Alehouse with his Sister's Clothes on back, which he knowing to be his Sister's and to have been stollen, secured her, and afterwards found out Mary Scot , who when she was taken had other of the Prosecutor's Clothes on likewise. Elizabeth Storey owned the Fact upon her Tryal, and endeavored to clear Scot, saying the gave the Clothes to Scot; and Scot denied she knew them to be stollen: But notwithstanding, they being Persons of no good Character, the jury found them both Guilty .
Judith Barbey of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 180 Yards of Dowlass, 60 Yards of Muslin, and divers sorts of Linnen, to the Value of 76 l. the Property of John Smith , the 28th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he being a Scotchman , and setting his Pack weighing 100 and a half to rest upon a Rail, at one end, and a Stick to support it, in Hooper's Square in Goodmans-Fields , went some distance from the Place to call in at some Houses to know if they would but any Cloth, and when he came back his pack was gone, and he could not hear what became of it by the most diligent Enquiry, till at last he employ'd the Bell-man to Cry it; upon which a Person came who informed him that it was carried into the prisoner's House: Upon which he got a Search-Warrant, and there found part of his Goods, a Handkerchief about the Prisoner's Neck, and an Apron about her Waist made out of his Goods. The Prisoner pleaded that as she was going to Rag-Fair she saw the Pack lie on the Ground, and supposing it to have no Owner, she gave two Young Fellows 2 d. to carry it into her House. She called some Persons of her Reputation, that said she had lived in the Neighbourhood twenty Years, and had always the Character of an honest Woman. But she being an old Woman had it seems in the Opinion of the Jury so far outliv'd her Honesty, that the Jury found her Guilty .
Ann Mabe , of Hatfield , was indicted for the Murther of her Female Bastard Infant the 21st of December last. Elizabeth Rowel depos'd, That herself and the Prisoner being Fellow-Servants to Sir George Cook on the 21st of December, Ann Mabe complained of being Ill, and kept some time above in her Room; upon which she went up to enquire of her how she did, and that she answered her she had the Tooth-Ach, and that going another time she said she was something better, and soon after came down, took a Pan of Coals, went up, warmed her Bed and went to bed; but that she suspecting for three Months before that she was with Child, did observe that she was fallen in her Bulk, and going to her the next Morning taxed her with having a Child , asking her where it was: But the Prisoner deny'd that she had had a Child, or was with Child; but she pressing her very hard she at last own'd that she had Miscarried , and show'd her something which she said was the Abortion, but she being not satisfy'd Ann Mabe got up and took the Opportunity to go away; upon which she acquainted Sir George with her Suspicion. Thomas King depos'd, That Sir George gave him Orders to search the Vaults, and that in one of them he found the Child. Mrs. Lucas declar'd. That Sir George sent for her to view the Child, and she gave her Opinion that it was at its full Time, and did believe it might have been alive had due Care been taken of it, tho' she did not perceive any Violence had been offer'd to it; that one of the Cheeks was indeed a little pushed; that the Tongue lay between its Gums exerted to the exterior part of the Lips, and the Hands clenched. The Evidence deposed, That Sir George Cook sent after her and got her apprehended, and that she then confessed that Sir George's former Coachman had gotten her with Child and afterwards went away; that she sent several Letters to him to come to her, but he came not near her, and that she going to the Vault the Child dropped from her. Upon her Tryal she pleaded the same, and that she had been very much frightened about a Fortnight before by a Quarrel that had happen'd between two of Sir George's Servants, and that was the Occasion of her being so Delivered ; and that she never heard the Child cry, nor could tell that it was alive. It was the Opinion of the Midwise and Court, That a Child that is new born, if alive, came into the World with its Hands expanded; but, if dead, with its Hands clench'd. Considering the whole Matter the Jury acquitted her.
Eleanor Bates , and Elizabeth Belcher , of St. Gile's in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing a Pocket-book value 6 d. and a Silver Seal, value 1 s. from the person of William Stamworth , the 3d of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he going in to drink in an Alehouse in Parkhouse-Lane , the two Prisoners went in with him; that there were two other Women and a man, and that there he lost his Pocket-book and Seal; but could not swear that the Prisoner took it; thereupon the Jury acquitted them.
He was also indicted for stealing five Weather Sheep. value 50 s. the Property of Daniel Loves , the same 7th of February . The Prosecutor depos'd the Sheep were lost out of his Ground near Agmondesham , and that he afterwards heard of them at Padington. Another Evidence depos'd, that he bought them of the Prisoner at Padingson, and put the Money into an Inn-keeper's Hand. While he was satisfied the Sheep were honestly come by; and that while he was with the Prisoner in order to get Satisfaction in that matter, heard the Sheep were the Prosecutor's. The Prisoner said in his Defence, that he was employ'd to sell the Sheep by another Man, but could bring no Proof of it; the Jury therefore found him Guilty of stealing them.
John Benson , and Daniel Love not taken, were indicted for feloniously stealing 144 pair of Gloves, 8 pair of Thread Hose, 12 Muslin Neckcloths, 12 Knives and Forks, and other Goods, to the value of 34 l. the Property of James Butler , the 28th of January last. Mr. Fox depos'd, That he being Book-keeper to Mr. James Butler, Merchant , had bought for him and packed up in a Trunk, and put on board a Lighter at Wiggin's Key the above mention'd Goods, in order to go to the West Indies, and that the Trunk was brokenDaniel Love was the Watchman who was to look after the Goods so put on board, but is since run away. Another Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner, who was her Neighbour and another Person who was supposed to be Love , came to her House desiring her to buy some Neckcloths, Knives, Forks, Shoes, &c. which she did . Another Evidence depos'd, the Prisoner's Daughter also came to him and sold him some Thread Stockings, saying, that they were the Goods of an Uncle of her that was a Holland Trader that then lay dead at Shed Thomas, and that he did buy the Stockings at 2 s. per Pair , and that he carrying them to ask the Value of them was informed that they were worth a great deal more and that thereupon when she came again to sell him more Goods, he apprehended her, and that then the Prisoner came and reson'd her, but he got him and secured him. The Person who sold the Stockings to the Merchant deposed, That he sold those Stockings and received a Guinea a Pair for them, they being perhaps the finest ever were seen. The prisoner being carried before a justice had acknowledged the Goods were taken out of the Trunk by Daniel Love and himself. But he denied it upon his Tryal, saying, that he being a Waterman, Daniel Love called Sculler, and he ply'd him a did bring out the Goods, but knew nothing of the stealing them; but this did not ail him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Ann Richardson , of St. Gile's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Waistcoat, Linnen Caps,&c. to the Value of 5s. 6 d. in the Shop of Richard Burleigh , the 24th of January last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That being gone out of the Shop into the Cellar, the Prisoner was pursued to pass by and suspected her; that they immediately went after her and took her with the Goods in a Basket. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, saying she dealt in buying and selling old Clothes, and had bought the Things of a Boy for 8 d. But she not proving it, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
, of St. Stephen Wallbrook as Principal, and Mary Morrice as Accessory after the Fact, were indicted for feloniously stealing 28 Guineas,2 Caralon Bound-Pieces, 3 Moidores, 2 Diamond Rings, 4 Gold Rings, a Necklace, wearing Apparel, &c. to the Value of 50 l. in the Dwelling-house of William Eles , the 10th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd that the Prisoner came to live with him as Servant , and having been with him about Seven Days, took the Opportunity to carry off the Goods while the Family was abroad; and that he missing the Things, went immediately to Billingate, where he receiving some Intelligence of her, he offer'd four Watermen 20 s. per piece to apprehend her, sending his Man with them; that they thereupon got down to Gravsend before the Prisoners. The Servant depos'd, That he seized her in the Boat near Gravesend, and that E - had his Mistress's Rings on her Finger, her Necklace on her Neck, and some of the Clothes on her Back, and so had likewise Mary Morrice; That; E - had 14 Guineas, 2 Broad Pieces, a Double Guinea, and a Moidore; and that being carried before Sir William Withers she did confess the Fact, and that Morrice had five Guineas of the Money. Her Confession was read in Court. It was likewise depos'd, that Morrice had sent the Prosecutor 24 s. of the five Guineas and a Ridinghood. Upon her Tryal she confess'd the Fact, took it all upon herself, said Morrice knew nothing of it: But the Jury not believing it, found them both Guilty;E----of the Indictment , and Morrice to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .
John Davis , and Michael Rust , were indicted for stealing a Boat, value 3 l. the Property of Richard Eles , the 16th of January ; but there not being sufficient Evidence that they stole it, the Jury acquitted them.
William Darlington , and Sarah Thompson not taken, of St. Dunstan's in the West , were indicted for assaulting Samuel Jackson , putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Tortoise-Shell Snuffbox, value 8 s. and 3 s. 6 d. in Money , the 6th of January last. Samuel Jackson depos'd, That he a Friend of his were going alongFleetstreet, Women met with them who desired them to the them home, which they did and went to on Thompson's House in White-Fryars near Water-Lane ; that they there called for some Drink, and the Women began to be very impudent, and they were for going away; upon which the People of the House brought some Brandy, and drank it and that they demaning their Reckoning, which they took with Shilling, Thompson demanded 23 s. of them, which they refusing to pay, they bullied them very much, shut up the Doors, assaulted them, two or three coming about him, and in the Scuffle he lost his Box and Money. Mr. Tarvel his friend deposed much to the same Effect, adding that they dreamed to kill and attack'd them, swearing and cursing at a violent Rate, broke a Broomstick in beating him, and made at him with a rod hot Poker, sting upon 23 s. that he crying out Murthered they last took 5 s. and then they let them go out, and that Darlington the Prisoner kept the Door the And that the next Day when they got a Warrant for Thompson's Wife, Darlington interposed betwixt her and the Constable while she got away. The Prisoner pleaded that he being a Lodger over the Way heard a Disturbance in the House and went to see what was the Matter, but denied he was concerned in the Quarrel. He called a Wench who said she was Servant in the House, who depos'd the Prosecutors did come in with two Women and were up Stairs had five feggros Drink of Brandy, &c and that as for the Snuff-box, Jackson pulled out his Snuff-box and gave one of the Gentlewomen the Box to take a Pinch of Snuff, and that she told him if he pleased she would keep the Box, and that Jackson made answer, with all his Heart and take there was 23 s. demanded, but her Mistress took a Crown. The Prisoner called some Persons to his Reputation, who giving him a pretty good Character, the Jury acquitted him.
Richard Wood , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket, value 2d. and a Guinea,2 Handkerchiefs and 9 s. in Money, from the Person of Mary cock , the 11th of Feb last. The Prosecutor depos'd that as she was buying Meat at Newgate-Market about 10 a-clock at Night. the Prisoner pull'd off her Pocket and ran away; but the crying out, she was pursued and taken. And other Evidences depos'd that when he was taken he dropp'd the Pocket. The Prisoner denied the Fact; but the Jury found him Guilty .
, and Lucy Haynes , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing 26 Yards of Stuff, value 15 s. and a Petticoat, value the Property of Mary Promiet , the 17th of January last. It appeared that the Prosecutor and Prisoner S- were Fellow-Lodgers, and while the Prosecutor was gone out to work she took the Goods and Lacy Haynes pawned them. S - had confess'd the Fact before the Justice, but deny'd it upon her Tryal; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4s. 10 d. but it not, being proved that Haynes knew they were stollen, she was acquitted .
John Hunt , of Hornsey , was indicted for stealing a Bay Mare, value 7 l . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to see the Prosecutor's Servant, desiring him to help him to a Place, saying that he had been Servant to the Lord Derwentwater ; and pleading that he had no Money, nor had catch any thing for two Days, was introduced into the House, and after he had been regaled, he found an Opportunity to steal the Horse out of the Stable, and was taken selling him at Oxford. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Racket Court , was let in by his Maid Servant, and went and sat down in the Parlour, and having sat about a quarter of an Hour he went to call the Maid. And having a Candle in his Hand saw the Prisoner in his Shop and the Door open, who immediately ran away, but was overtaken and brought back. He swore positively that the Prisoner was the Man he saw in the Shop. Other Evidences deposed, that after the shutting in of the Shop the Door had been kept fast shut, but how he got in they knew not. The Prisoner however deny'd the Fact, and called some persons to his Reputation , who said that he liv'd in Goodmans-Fields, and did lend out Money upon Pawns; and some Persons said they had not heard but that he was an honest Man. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Sparrow , of the Parish of Christ's Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, value 2 s. 6 d. in the Shop of Abraham Holmes , the 12th of Feb. last. The Prosecutor deposed that while he was stooping down at the End of the Shop, the Prisoner came in, took away the Shoes, went out, was pursued, and taken with the Shoes in her Hand. The Prisoner pleaded she had them of another Woman, but that did not avail her. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .
Mary Lovelock , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Williams in the Day-time, and stealing thence a Silk Damask Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods to the value of 8 l. the 1st of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been out upon the Trained Bands last Whitsuntide happen'd to be wounded, and going out with his Wife three Weeks after to the Surgeon as be dressed, when he came back he found his Door opened and his Goods gone. But he knew not what became of 'em, till one Mary Dickson , who liv'd in the same House, was lately robbed; upon which the Prisoner, who was a near Neighbour, being suspected, was examined and had confessed that she had robbed him and sold the Goods in Rag-Fair. She confessed the Fact before the Justice: But upon her Tryal she denied the Fact. However the Jury found her Guilty .
He was indicted a second time for stealing a Mare, value 40 s. and 22 s. in Money from the same Person, to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .
He was indicted a third time for stealing a Cloth, value 10 s. and some other Goods the said 10th of January from the same Person, to which Indictment be pleaded Guilty .
He was also indicted a fifth time for stealing a Bay Mare, value 7 l the Property of Thomas Levin , to which upon his Arraignment he pleaded Not guilty; but when he came upon his Tryal withdrew his Plea, and pleaded Guilty .
John Parson , of St. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers pieces of Silk to a considerable value, in the Shop of Sone Nichols and William Byard , the 8th of February last; to which Indictment the pleaded Guilty .
Eleanor Gallimore of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for the Murther of Richard Pugh , an Infant of ten Months old , by not allowing it sufficient Meat, Drink and due Attendance, by which Means it languish'd from the 23th of January to the 12th of February, and then died. It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner was a Parish-Nurse , and had five young Children of different Ages to keep; and that she took two Twins, of which the Deceas'd Richard Pugh was one, for the which she contracted with the Father for 10 l. to take them for good and all. The Mother of the Child deposed, That she had been an unfortunate Woman and had Two Twins, who were by the Father of them taken from her and put to Mary Gallimore upon the Condition before-mention'd, and that he would give her no Account where they were to be, but that she Follow'd them when taken from her, and went to the House, but Gallimore would not permit her to come in; that she went afterwards several times and she would not let her in, and that she heard frequently the Children crying vehemently, and the Door lock'd up and she out of Doors, and no body to look after the Children; and that when she went and Gallimore was at home, Gallimore always hector'd her, threatned her, forwarn'd her of the House, and would not permit her to visit them and see how they were look'd after. This was confirm'd by other Evidence, who added, that she would go out and leave the five Children for half a Day together, and sometimes stay out all Night a drunknaing , and use the Children cruelly; and that when the Child Richard Pugh died, one Evidence deposed she went in and found the Child wrapped in a piece of an old Rag and laid under the Dresser; but none of the Evidence did say that she used any violent Methods to make the Children away. The Mother likewise added, that when the Child was dead, all the back Parts of it were in a sad Condition, locking like an Ox Liver parboil'd. And on the other ha nd , she on her side produced some Persons who said that when Gallimore was out she left them Victuals &c. and that she had used to feed them, turn them dry, &c. And although it did appear she had been negligent , yet there was not Evidence to support the Indictment, which was laid for Murther. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted her.
John Wiltron , was indicted for privately taking 30 s. the Money of Thomas Edwards , the 18th of December last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, That the Prisoner was her Husband's Servant , having served an Appenticeship and was then Journey-man, and that she had taken Notice that oftentimes when he took Money in the Shop he put his Hand to his Pocket, and did suppose that he put the Money in his own Pocket; upon which she order'd the Money-box to be brought to her, that when Change was wanted he might come to her. But it happening some small time after that she finding several of her Goods in the Custody of a Servant-Maid , she taxing her with her Dishonesty, the Maid replied there was a greater Thief in the House than she, naming the Prisoner; whereupon she putting the Matter home to him, he did at last confess that he had at times taken to the Value of about 4 l. The Prisoner upon his Tryal denied the Fact, and called a great many Persons to speak to his Reputation, who gave him an extraordinary Character for Honesty, and that his Master had also done so several times, intimating that he having a design to set up his Trade, had given his Master Warning, who then ow'd him 25 l. and the Day he was to come away this Accusation was fixed upon him. However the Jury found him Guilty .
Hugh alias John Coleman , alias John Davis, alias Hugh Roberts , was indicted for Polygamy (i.e. marrying several Wives) and in particular for marrying Amy Parker the 29th of October last, and for marrying Susanna Payn the 1st of January last, Amy Parker being still alive . Susanna Payn prov'd her Marriage, adding, that she being Cook at the Three Tuns Tavern in Gracechurch-Street, the Prisoner used to come there, pretending to be a Master Carpenter in great Business, had his Gang attending who personated his Workmen whom he made a Show of paying them Wages, and who used to talk about Business; and others who personating such as were pressing upon him to do work for them; That he carried her to Fleetditch and show'd her 25 l. worth of fine Furniture which he told her he had bought; That having appointed a Day to be married he told her they were to be married at St. Paul's; that he carried her to the King's Arms Tavern on Ludgate Hill , and that a Person came out of the Fleet Prison to marry them; and upon her refusing to be married there, he used
Ferdinando Paleotti, Esq; alias Ferdinando Marquess de Paleotti , was indicted for the Murther of John Niccolo alias John the Italian, the 11th Day of February last; he was indicted likewise for Manslaughter upon the Coroner's Inquest; and also on the Statute of Stabbing. After the Council for the King had opened the Cause, the Evidences gave the Accounts following:
John Johnson deposed, That he having been out was come home and knocking at his Master's (Esq; Ballasis ) Door in Lisle-Street , between nine and ten a-Clock at Night; he saw the Marquels and the Deceased pass by and heard Niccolo say, Tous les Jours ; and having passed him while he stood knocking, he perceived the Prisoner pursue the Deceased with something in his Hand held up, and heard the Servant in a violent manner cry out, Garde, Garde, Garde, near ten times, and then took hold of a Post; and the Prisoner walked by with something under his Arm, but whether Stick or Sword he could not say positively, but did believe it to be a Sword; and the Marquess being gone past him, Niccolo never spoke more, but fell to the Ground; and then the Marquess took to his heels and made up Gerard-Street; upon which he and Thomas Corbridge , who came upon the Out-cry, examin'd the Street, and were positive that there were no Persons in the Street at that time but the Marquess and Niccols, and himself knocking at his Master's Door; and that there being some Lights reflecting, and himself being in the Dark, he had so perfect a view of the Marquess's Face, that he was sure he was the very same Person, and swore postively to it. He added likewise, that as well as he could then distinsguish, he had on a Red Coat.
The Prisoner pretending he could not speak or understand English, had an Interpreter allow'd him, who being sworn. told the Marquess in French what the Evidence said in English; and the Court bid him ask the Marquess if he would ask the Witnesses any Questions; whereupon he ask'd him what colour'd Clothes he had one who said to the best of his Judgment, Scarlet. To which he reply'd very angrily, That whatsoever he had deposed was all Lies; for he had no Red Coat on that Day, and that he would anon disprove all he had said.
The next Evidence was Thomas Cambridge , who deposed, That as he was knocking at a Door in Leicester-street he heard an Out-cry, which he took to be Mother; and running to Lisle-street he saw a Person of the same Stature with the Prisoner pass by him, but he could not swear to his Face, but by his Stature and make of his Body (which was pretty remarkable, he being a tall Man) he did verily believe it was the Marquess: that seeing the Man dead, they look'd and saw no body in the Street at that time but the Marquess, the Deceased and themselves.
Margaret Clay deposed, that She being at a Window that looked into Lisle-Street, Saw a Gentleman and his Servant pass along, and immediately heard the Footman cry out violently, and immediately the Footman fell down dead near the Lady Bellasis's Door.
John Rucks deposed, That as he was at his Master's (Esq; Elmys) House in Lisle-Street, he heard a Noise and Out-cry in the Street, and running up Stairs heard a Man groan at Esquire Bellasis's Door, and saw a tall Man pass by him, and no other Person in the Street; and that by Shape and Stature he did verily believe it was the Prisoner the Marquess; and that when he passed by, Niccolo was fallen on the Ground.
Benjamin Forster deposed, That he hearing the Out-cry as he was at home in Lisle-Street, ran out, and that then there was no body to be seen in the Street, but a Gentleman that came down the Street keeping the Coach-way, and that he had either a Sword or Stick under his Left Arm, and his Right Hand upon it; and that he was in Red Clothes, and that as he passed along hastily he turned back several times looking behind him as it were, to see if any Body followed him, and turned up Gerard-Street; that by his Stature and Shape he verily believed the Marquess to be the Person; that then stepping to the Deceased, be and another found him dead, and opened him to find his Wounds; and examining his Pockets, they found some Papers by which they discover he belonged to the Marquess de Paleotti; and that the Deceased had in his Pocket one Shilling and one Penny.
William Spicer deposed, that he living at St. James's kept a Sutler's House, and that the Marquess had for some time been his Lodger, and that he was always want to come Home pretty late, and have a Supper and much Attendance, and his Room illuminated and a Fire in it; but that Night he did not see him come in; but was told by the Maid, who went up Stairs between ten and eleven a-Clock, that the Marquess was in Bed, though none in the House knew he was at Home.
Elizabeth Newman confirmed what her Master had said; adding, that she going through the Marquess's Room to put her Master's Grandchild to Bed, she not thinking the Marquess to be there, he put back the Curtains and ask'd for his Man Niccols; to which she answer'd he was not come home; and that he reply'd that he was, for he had put him to Bed; and told her several times that he was asleep in some Chair in the Room. She added, that neither she, nor any of the Family, knew he was come in; and that he got into Bed without the Bed being made, without any Candle, or any Fire that could give any Light.
Mr. Spicer added, That the next Morning the Marquess got out of Bed, and knocking he went, and when he came the Marquess asked him for his Man Niccolo; to which he reply'd, he did not come in that Night. And that just about that time one Mr. Belon came and told the Marquess that Niccolo was found murthered; upon which in a sort of hurry of Mind , he went to dress him, and called for his Grey Clothes, which he fetched him; then he dressed himself and went out: and as it appeared, went to the Bilhop of Salisbury's (very probably thinking to find Sanctuary in the Bishop's House, as in a Church or Cloyster in Popish Countries) where it seems he behaved himself so rudely, making a sort of a Riot. that his Sword was taken from him, and sent to Justice Gore's; which Sword was produced in Court by John Martin the Constable, who had received it of Justice Gors.
John Wilkinson deposed, That he had lived four Months with the Marquess as his Interpreter; that the Marquess that Day went out in the Forenoon with Niccolo, and that he had on Scarlet Clothes turn'd up with Blue, and that Sword which was produced in Court; and said that he had not had while he was with him any other Sword but that .
Mr. Dubasamel deposed , that after the apprehending of the Marquess de Paleotti, be discoursing with him in the Guard-Chamber, he told him that on the 11th Day of February his Servant John Niccolo was
John Stephens , the Surgeon, depos'd. That being sent for to view the Deceas'd he found the Wound was 7 Inches deep and a quarter of an Inch broad; that it penetrated into the Left Lobe of his Lungs and into the Heart, and was satisfied it was the Cause of his Death, and that the Wound was not given with a hollow Blade, but with such a Sword as was produced in Court, and sworn to be the Prisoner's.
The Marquess when he came to make his Defence, having an Interpreter allow'd him (who was sworn for that purpose) pleaded total Innocence as to the Murder of John Niccalo, saying, he had no Ill-will against him, nor had any Cause; and if he had, he had another way of punishing him, which was by Martial Law, he being his Servant and a Soldier of his own Troop. He then owned they did go out together in the Morning; that they went to the other side of the Water, and coming back in the Evening went to a Tavern near Lincolns Inn Fields and supped, about 8 of the Clock; that they went away together, and Niccalo went along with him as far as home, and asked him at the Door to let him step some where and he would return presently, so he went to bed without Niccalo's putting him to bed, and never saw him since. Being ask'd by the Court, why he told the Maid that Niccalo put him to bed? He denied he ever said so. Being ask'd by the Court how he came to go so suddenly to bed without Attendance, Light, Fire, or his Bed made? He answer'd there was a Fire that gave him Light, and that the Bed was made. Tho' the Maid being examined again as to that Matter, she swore the Bed wasnot made, nor was there any Fire that gave any manner of Light. But at last he grew unsatisfied with his Interpreter, affronting him, so that he frequently desired the Court to excuse him from the Office, saying, that he did not like him because he did not make an Appearance great enough for him. But the Court being very well satisfied with his Capacity for the Office, thought it needless to do, till at last by the unhandsome Carriage of the Prisoner, and the frequent Request of the Gentleman who they had appointed to be his Interpreter, they did condescend to gratify them both, and prevailed with a Worthy Justice of the Peace to humour the Marquess so far as to be his Interpreter, with whom he seemed to be a little better pleased, and made the Defence following. That had he not been innocent of the Murther of Niccalo, he would not have staid to be taken, for that his Sister the Dutchess of Shrewsbury sent him 50 Guineas and some Jewels to have made his Escape, and added, that when he and his Man came from the other side of the Water they went to the Tavern in Lincolns Inn Fields, and that there he sent out for some Gentlewomen, and that he went along with them in a Coach, and being about half way his Man Niccalo desired him to let him go somewhere and he gave him leave, and he never saw him since. And some other Questions being put to him by the Court, he said he did not know what became of his Man; for the People of the Tavern in Lincolns Inn Fields well knew that his Man Niccalo was enquired for there, and went away, and they knew better what became of him than he did. And thus he contradicted himself three or four several times. At last he would have and his Tryal put off, saying, he had not had time enough to produce Evidences, but was answered by the Court he had sufficient Notice, having been committed fourteen Days, and that he himself had desired the Court by Mr. Lorrain that his Tryal might be brought on at that time. Upon the whole. his Defence being trifling and contradictious, the Jury considering the matter, brought him in Guilty of wilful Murder, the Coroner's Inquest, and Statute of Stabbing .
The Tryals being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth:
Received Sentence of Death, 12.
Ann Smith , A - E -, Richard Wood , Mary Lovelock , William Paxton , Thomas Miller alias Millard, Charles Lodge , John Gill , Elizabeth Storey alias Wright, Mary Scott , Ferdinando Marquess de Paleotti , John Blunt .
Burnt in the Hand, 17.
Francis Minnett , Stephen Hend , John Widgeon alias Whale, Abraham Edgar , John Benson , Mary Morrice , Sarah Sparrow , Henry Johnson , Thomas Wilton , S - J -, Mary Cole , Paul Sheldon , Richard Swinburn , Edward Higgins , P - S -, Judith Barby , Thomas Wilson .
To be Whipt, 6.
Ann Smith , A - E -, Mary Lovelock, Elizabeth Storey and Mary Scott, Pleaded their Bellies: And a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd , they found A -E -, Elizabeth Storey , and Mary Scott with Quick Child, and Ann Smith and Mary Lovelock not with Quick Child.
In the Press and will speedily be publish'd, a Compleat Collection of all the most remarkable Tryals that have been at the Sessions-House in the Old Baily for more than Forty Years last past ; her Murthers, High Way Robbing, Piracy, House-breaking, Foot-padding, Shop-lifting , Rapes, Sodomy , Fortune-stealing, Trepanning, Kidnapping, Forgery, Perjury, notorious Frauds and Cheats; together with an Account of the Lives and most memorable Exploits of the most notorious of those Malefactors. Collected from the Original, Books of Tryal, and the Papers of Mr. Paul London , Mr. Wynes, Mr. Allen, Mr. Smith, the several Ordinaries of Newgate. Even from the very first Printing of them, down to the present Line; and from other Authentick Narratives. And particularly these Tryals, Lives, Behaviour, &c. following, Of Clot. Via Lieutenant Stern , and Botoski the Polendes, for the Murder of Esquire Thynne; Roger Congden , for the Murder of Madam Getiings, her Child and Maid; Margaret Murtel , or the Murther of Madam Pullien; John Jewlier and William Butler , for the Murther of Madam L Grand; CreySimon, the Murther of his Father-in-Law; James Selby , for the Murther of Mary Bartler ; Peter Dremani , for the Murther of his Wife; Edmund Audley , for the Murther of Madam Bulevant; Harman Stodrman , for the Murther of Peter Wakers his Fellow Prentice; Gerard Dromclius , Michael Van Berg and Katherins, Van Berg , for the Murther of Mr. Norice; The Brother of Gweester for killing Mr. Cooper the Constable in May-Fair; Roger Lowen , for the Murther of Mr. Loyd; John Morgidge , for the Murder of Capt. Caps; Mayned, Brovins and Marsh, for the Murther of Stocton the Victualler: and many other remarkable Murthers. Of Highway Men, the Lives, Tryals, Confessions, &c. of Claude da Vel , Old Mh the Golden Farmer, Capt. James Whitney , Abraham Stency , Capt. Edmund Sool , and many more notorious Highway-Men. As to Piracy, the Tryal, &c. of Capt. KM, and his Crew, Capt. Culliford and his Crew, Cap. Guitter and 73 of his Crew. Francis Salisbury a Clergyman, &c. for Counterfeiting the Stamps on Paper, &c. Samuel Oldersham , &c. for Counterfeiting Exchequer Bills. Sir John Blackham , for coining Dutch Shillings. Fouder, Scanlen, Goff, and more, for Robbing the GoldSmiths in Boswel Court. Mathew Wilkinson , a Popish Priest, for absolving Elizabeth Rich of her Sins: and many more notorious Criminals of all Kinds, too many to inserted here; which Collection is brought down to the Present Time.
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