THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND
Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly,
Friday and Saturday, being the 15th and 16th of this Instant January, 1719. In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE THOROLD , Kt. and Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London; The Lord Chief Baron Bury ; Mr. Justice Tracy; Mr. Baron Page ; John Raby , Esq; Deputy 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:
Margaret Norris and Elizabeth Phillips , of the Parish of St. Christophers , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Piece of Holland, 3 Holland Aprons, a pair of HollandSheets, a Pillowbear, 16 ells of Dowlas, 15 Yards of Muslin, a Silver Watch and Chain, 1 dozen of Knives and Forks, and 1 doz, of Buckles, in the Dwelling House of James Burstal , on the 9th of this Instant January ; and Elizabeth Phillips as Accessary for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that Norris was very intimate with Mrs. Bustal, and complained to her that the Scarf Trade, which she (Norris) then followed, was very bad, and that she was in a very low Condition; whereupon the Prosecutor took her in out of Charity, and put great Confidence in her; committing all to her Charge while they went into the Country; that several things were lost out of the House, and Norris told the Prosecutor that there must be some private Thief in the House, who it would be impossible to discover while he kept two Servants; that he put Norris in the way of selling Cutlery Wares to the Shops in the City, turn'd away several Servants, but did not suspect Norris; till coming the Day mention'd in the Indictment to look out Goods, she was seen to take the Knives, Forks, and Buckles off the Compter and put them into her Petticoat, and go into the Back Shop with them, whereupon they Secur'd her; and searching Phillips's Lodging found some of their Goods there, and more at a Pawnbrokers in Hounsditch, where Phillip's had pawn'd them; they went also to Norris's House, and found several there. The Goods were produc'd in Court and own by the Prosecutor; and the Pawnbroker swore that Phillips had brought the Goods which he took in. The Prisoners called some to their Reputation, but the Evidence being positive against them, the Jury found Norris Guilty to the value of 39 s. and Phillips Guilty of Receiving the same, knowing them to be stole. Both Transportation .
Edward Busby of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Barrel of Raisins value 10 s. the Goods of Francis Booteen on the 9th of this instant January . Mr. Norman deposed that he was employ'd by the Prosecutor to land his Goods, and the Barrel of Raisins gone, but taken presently after on the Prisoner's Back on Tower-Hill. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, nor any to his Reputation; the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
Elizabeth Simpson and Mary Jones , of St. Leonard Eastcheap , were indicted for privately stealing 50 Ells of Black Silk value 12 l. out of the Shop of Jacob Wyam on the 23 d of December last. It appeared that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop to cheapen Silk, and while Simpson was buying, Jones took the piece mention'd in the Indictment and put it under her Riding Hood; that they went out together, and turning back again the Goods were found on Jones, which she dropt at the Door. Jones denyed the Fact, saying they came back to buy more Silk, and the piece mention'd was found in the Prosecutor's Shop, and call'd several to her Reputation. Simpson pleaded, that Jones came to her House for a Petticoat she was quilting for her; that she ask'd Jones to go along with her to buy a Furbelow Scarf; that they went into several Shops but could meet with none to fit her, being a short Woman; whereupon they went into the Prosecutor's to buy Silk to make one; that she bought Silk for one and paid for it, and going Home, bethought her self that her Hood, which was old and rusty, would not look well with a new Scarf, they went back to buy more Silk for a Hood, and were charged by the Prosecutor with stealing the Silk aforesaid, which she declared she knew nothing of,
John Wilson , of St. Stephen Colemanstreet , was indicted for breaking open the House of Philip Constable in the Night-time, with an intention to steal , on the 12th of this Instant January . The Prosecutor deposed, that about 6 a Clock in the Morning he hearing a Noise, got up and found the Prisoner breaking open his Lock, which he let him alone to do, and then went out and seiz'd him by the Collar. The Prisoner pleaded that he came to Town on his Master's Business, and by his Order, with his Cart and Horses with Gardening for Stock-Market, which having deliver'd, as he was going for a Load of Dung to an Inn next the Prosecutor's House, just as he came against his Door the Prosecutor came out and seiz'd him. His Master deposed he sent him to Market as aforesaid, and order'd him to bring Home a Load of Dung from the said Inn. The Jury acquitted him.
Joseph Bryan , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief from the Person of Richard Stockwell , on the 13th of this Instant January . It appeared that the Prisoner took it out of the Prosecutor's Pocket at the Corner of Bride-Lane in Fleet-Street , and being seen by another Person, who told the Prosecutor of it, they secur'd him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
Richard Hand of St. Stephen Coleman-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Book call'd the History of Genesis, value 1 s. 6 d. the Goods of Vincent Miller , on the 20th of October last, but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
John White , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 pair of Childrens Shoes, value 1 s. 9 d. the Goods of Trefosa Rans ; but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
He was a second time indicted by the Name of John Blincoe, of St. Mildred Poultry , for feloniously stealing a Black Mare value 10 l. the Goods of Thomas Reeve , on the 14th of December last; but it not appearing that he was ever possest of either of the Mares in London, but at Chinkford in the County of Essex, the Jury acquitted him of both Indictments.
Penelope Dye , of St. Margaret New Fish-street , was indicted for privately stealing 36 pieces of Gold called Guineas, 8 l. in Money number'd, and a Canvas Bag value 1 d. from the Person of Paul Howel , on the 7th of this Instant January . The Prosecutor deposed that coming out of the Monument Yard about 8 a Clock at Night, as he went towards the Bridge , there was a great Stop of Carts and Coaches, insomuch that he could not pass, and while he stood up till the Passage should be clear, the Prisoner came by, and he felt her take the Bag of Money aforesaid out of his Pocket; whereupon he laid hold of her, and charged her with it; that she at first deny'd it, but afterwards said if he would go with her to the Hoop-Tavern he should have it again; that while they were drinking there, she sometimes promised him he should have it, at other times denied that she had any of his Money, till at last his Patience being wore out, he sent for a Constable for her; that part of it was found upon her, some under the Chairs, some fell from her Petticoats, and his Bag was found on the Ground just by her. The Drawer deposed that the Prosecutor rung and sent him for a Constable, that he saw the Prisoner raised up in the Chair feeling about her Petticoats; that he found 4 Guineas under the Chairs she sat in, and the Bag just by her; that a little after he found two more, and one dropt from her Petticoat; that she acknowledged nothing then, but swore and tore and made a great noise for a long while. The Constable of the Night deposed, that the Prisoner made so great a Disturbance, that he sent for another Constable to his Assistance, who searching her before him, took 11 Guineas and half, and some Silver out of her Pocket, and gave it to him, who perceiving a Six Pence mark'd ask'd the Prosecutor if he had any remarkable pieces among his Money; who reply'd Yes, a Sixpence mark'd with three Letters, viz. 1 E S, which answer'd exactly to one of the Six Pences taken out of the Prosecutor's Pocket; that the Drawer, when he took up the Bag, also gave it to the Constable, which was remarkable for its being dearn'd with White Thread on one side, which the Prosecutor also described. The other Constable confirmed the same. The Money and Bag were produc'd in Court, and the Bag and remarkable Sixpence swore to by the Prosecutor. Also the Person who that day pay'd the Prosecutor that remarkable Sixpence among other Money, appear'd and justified the same. The Constables likewise deposed that when they took her the denied that she had any of the Prosecutor's Money, or knew any thing of it, which she did also before the Justice, and said that she had about 5 l. in Gold and Silver about her of her own. The Prisoner in her defence said, that the Prosecutor and she had been acquainted together for some time, and that she had received several Sums of Money from him, he using to call upon her when he came to Town; that while they were at the Tavern together he gave her half a Guinea, but she complaining that she had then urgent Occasions for a greater Sum, he said she should have it all if she would do him some Services, and gave it to her; that they were very Friendly at the Tavern without any Disturbance a great while, that he paid two Reckonings there, and when she refused him some Requests, would have had his Money again, so sent for a Constable, and said that she had robb'd him. The Prisoner call'd the following Evidence to prove what she had said in her Defence. A Woman who deposed that the Prosecutor met her in Cornhill, and ask'd her to drink a Glass of Wine with him, but she shov'd him away, and bid him go about his Business; that the Prisoner, then going by, he went to her, and she saw them go together down Grace-Church-Street towards the Bridge. The Drawer of the Hoop-Tavern being also call'd again, deposed, that they were there two Hours and upwards, and had paid two Reckonings before any Disturbance happen'd, and that afterwards the Prosecutor complained she had had pickt his Pocket in the House; One of the Constables deposed also that he said he lost his Money there; and that neither of them were fuddled. The Prosecutor denied that he was acquainted with her, or that he ever saw her before to his Knowledge, and that he was in a great Surprise when he said he lost his Money in the House. The Jury considering the whole Matter, and the Prisoner calling none to her Reputation, found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Sarah May of St. Gils's without Cripplegate was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 pound weight of Worsted value 4 s. the Goods of John Poke , on the 31st of December last. It appear'd that the Prisoner workt for the Prosecutor and took the Goods, which were found upon her under the Petticoats. The Prisoner said it was her first Fact; the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Mary Helson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch value 20 s. the Goods of Thomas Dunn on the 8th of December last. It appeared that the Prisoner was Chare-Woman to the Prosecutor, and lay there two Nights, took the Watch which hung at his Beds-head and pawn'd it at an Alehouse for 22 s. she confest it before the Justice, and did not deny it on her Tryal, nor say any thing for her self. The Jury found her Guilty . Transportation
Walter Casey , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Wooden Box, a wrought Gown, a Cloth Petticoat 9 Holland Smocks, and other Goods , on the 16th of November last, the Goods of Jemima Ward : but the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.
Joseph Spavin , of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 64 pound weight of White Lead , the Goods of Richard Lindsey , on the 20th of December last. It appeared that the Prisoner was a Labourer at the White-Lead-House in White Chapel , and took the Goods at several times, and offering to sell it at Mr. Quarrel's was suspected and apprehended. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner in his defence said that the Lead was left at his house in a bag; but could not prove it. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
Charity Ellis , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Pewter pint Pots value 1 s. 6 d. and a drinking Glass value 2 d. the Goods of William Hartley , on the 26th of December last. It appeared that the Prosecutor (who keeps an Alehouse ) had invited the Prisoner and her Husband, with some other Neighbours, to come to his House to eat some Rost Beet, on the Day aforesaid, being the Day after Christmas-Day; that she, her Husband, and other Neighbours, intimate Friends among themselves, and Customers to the House, went and were very merry, and drank plentifully, as well of Rum as other Liquors, till the Prisoner was charged with stealing the Pots and Glass mention'd in the Indictment, which turn'd their Mirth into Sorrow, and fulfill'd two old Proverbs at once, viz. that after sweet Meat comes sower Sauce; and, To give one roast-meat and beat one with the Spit. But The Evidence not being sufficient to fix it on the Prisoner, the Jury Acquitted her.
Mary Selby and Thomas Davenport , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Rings, one Ring set with Stones, a Snuff Box value 6 d. and 5 pieces of Silver , the Goods of Francis Main ; and Thomas Davenport as Accessory for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . It appeared that Selby was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Goods and went away; that she gave them to Davenport; which she acknowledged on her Tryal, but said that Davenport knew not how she came by them. The Jury considering the matter acquitted Davenport, and found Selby Guilty of Felony. Transportation .
William Child of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing a Black Gelding, value 15 l. the Property of William Reeves on the 8th of this Instant January . He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Bridle value 6 d. and a Saddle value 6 s. the Goods of the said William Reeves. It appear'd that the Prosecutor lost his Horse out of his Stable at Bulford near Amesbury in Wiltshire , and found him in the Stable of David Beveridge , whose Friend was about buying him for 7 Guineas and a Crown; that they went with him to Smithfield to have him Tol'd but the Prisoner could produce no Vouchers; and when they came back again they found a Reward of 20 l. publish'd in the News Paper for the said Gelding, whereupon they secur'd the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he bought the Horse, Bridle and Saddle on the Road, but had no Evidence to prove it. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Elizabeth Smith , of St. Anns Westminster was indicted for privately stealing 5 s. 6 d. the Money of John Joyce from the Person of Ann his Wife , on the 19th of December last. Ann Joyce deposed that the Prisoner and one Ann Murfey came to her Shop to Cheapen Meat, that she had the Money in her Pocket when they came, and mist it as soon as they were gone, none else being there; that she crying out her Pocket was pickt, the Prisoner was brought back, who put 2 Half Crowns in her Hand, and offer'd her a print of Wine to let her go. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said she had been come from Ireland but 7 weeks; but called none to her Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
John Wellbone of the Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground in the Country of Middlesex , was indicted for breaking open the House of Stephen Geudwin on the 10th of this Instant January in the Night-time, and taking thence a Cloth Coat value 14 s . It appear'd that the Prosecutor's Parlour Window was broke and his Coat taken out, and that he hearing a Noise there took a Candle and went to see what was the matter; that he saw a Man jump out of the Window, as did also another Evidence; that crying out stop Thief, the Prisoner was taken at the end of the Street. The Prisoner denied that he knew any thing of the matter. and said that as he past along accidentally they seized him; and none being able to swear that he was the Person, the Jury Acquitted him.
She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Muslin, Turnovers, 3 Stocks, and a pair of Flaxen sheets , the Goods of John Jennings on the 9th of November last. Mrs. Ward deposed that she let the Prisoner a Room ready furnish'd, and that her Sheets were taken off the Bed and pawn'd. Mrs. Jennings deposed that the Prisoner told her that she took Mr. Wards Goods and pawn'd them, and said when she had Money would fetch them again. And as to her own Goods, she had lost them between the Mother and the Daughter, and that the Prisoner carry'd her to a Pawnbrokers, where she found some of them. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that her Mother took the Goods and pawned them, and it appearing that they lay together, the Jury acquitted her of both Indictments .
Charles Cross , alias Williams , of St. Andrews Holbourn was indicted for feloniously stealing a Portmanteau Trunk, a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches, a pair of Scarlet Breeches laced with Gold Lace, and 7 Holland Shirts, in all to the value of 13 l. the Goods of Joseph Neal , on the 19th of October last. It appeared that Captain Neal and his Servant came to Town that Night, and that his Man carried the Horses and Portmanteau to Warwicks Stables , and while he and two or three more were busy about the Horses in the Stables, the Prisoner, who was Lurking about the Yard, took the Portmanteau out of the Stable and carryed it off. That afterwards the Captain's Servant seeing the Prisoner in the Bear and Harrow Tavern in Butcher Row with his Master's Clothes on his back, apprehended him. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded that he bought the Clothes in Newtoners Lane, and that the Prosecutor searched a House in Leather Lane, where he found some of his Goods; to prove the former he called one William Beggar , who deposed that he lodged in the same House with the Prisoner, and saw their Landlord lend the Prisoner a Guinea to buy the Clothes, and saw him buy them; but being ask'd what Colour they were, and to describe them, said, they were a light Colour, lined with a light Silk, and trim'd with a Silver; which Description happened to be wrong, for the Clothes being produc'd and swore to by the Prosecutor to be his, and by his Man to be the same that were taken from off the Prisoner, proved not to be very light, but lined with a Blue Silk and no Trimming at all. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
John Laurence of St. Andrews Holbourn was Indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Wooden Pipes value 20 s. the Goods of the New River Company . It appeared that the Company's Servants were moving their Pipes, and that 4 of them were lost; that the Prisoner was seen to draw away two of them, one of which was found in a Wheeler's Yard in Elm-Street, who deposed he bought it of the Prisoner for a Shilling. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded that he was Servant to a Scavenger; and as he was going along with his Cart where the Company's Servants were at work, they told him that they would give him 2 or 3 old Pipes if he would lay them down a Load of Ashes to raise their Work, which he did. The Prisoner could not prove his Bargain, but called several to his Reputation, two of them Masters he had served, who gave him a very good Character. The Jury considering the whole matter acquitted him.
Richard Row of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Mares value 3 l. each, and a Colt value 3 l. 10 s. the Property of John Jefferies , on the 6th of this Instant January . He was a
Jane Kidgell of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Gold Rings, a Stone Ring, a pair of Stone Ear-Rings set in Gold, a Cypher Ring, a Silver Spoon, a pair of Silver Buckles, &c. the Goods of Persons unknown; and 20 Yard of Lace, &c. the Goods of John Hodgkins , in the House of the said John Hodgkins , on the first of November last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was a Pawnbroker , and that the Prisoner was his Servant , and that while he was ill in the Country, she took the Opportunity to steal the Goods; that when she was taken up, her Trunk was search'd, and several of the Prosecutor's Goods found therein. She confest the Fact before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that her Young Master kept late Hours, and gave her the Goods to conceal it from from his Father: but none appeared to prove it, or to her Reputation. The Jury considering the matter found her Guilty to the value of 39s . Transportation .
Ann Nichols , alias Ireland , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown, a Quilted Petticoat, 2 Holland Shifts, a pair of Shoes and a pair of Clogs, in all to the value of 4 l. 10 s. the Goods of George Baddiley , out of the House of the said George Baddiley , on the 27th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Hired Servant , and robb'd him of his Wives Clothes, and was taken with them upon her about a Week after. She had nothing to say in her Defence, and the Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d . Transportation .
John Blackstone , of St. Mary in White Chappel , was indicted for breaking open the House of Robert Clarke on the 14th of October last in the Night-time, and taking thence 18 Ells of Holland, 9 Yards of Silk, a Dimity Petticoat, a Child's Shirt and a Pocket, the Goods of the said Robert Clarke . The Prosecutor deposed that he was robb'd between 7 and 8 a Clock at Night; that his Shutter was slipt back, and his Sash lifted up; but the Iron Bar was not fastened. Thomas Johnson deposed that the Prisoner and himself committed the Fact, that the Prisoner opened the Shutter and took the Goods, and he stood to watch. The Prisoner denied the Fact, or that he knew Johnson, and called his Master to his Reputation, who deposed that he had served him 4 Years of his Time, and had not robbed him; but being ask'd whether he was with him till he was apprehended, said he had been gone from him some time. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .
Elizabeth Smith of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Hens value 3 s. a Cock value 1 s. a Turkey value 1 s. and a Frying-Pan value 6 d. the Goods of Arthur Clarke , on the 12th of December last, but the Evidence not being sufficient, she was Acquitted .
Hannah Holstock and Johanna Radwell of St. Giles without Cripplegate , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Silver Pint Pot value 5 l. in the Dwelling House of Elijah Clarke , on the 27th of December last, and Johanna Radwell as Accessary for receiving the same, knowing it to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Pot the 27th, and took up Holstock the 29th, when she confest that she took it and carried it to Radwell, who sold it for 3l. l s and gave her an old Gown and Petticoat, and some Topknots. The Prosecutor's Wife confirm'd the same, and the Pot was produc'd in Court. Holstock in her Defence said that she went to gather in her Master's Pots, and this Pint Pot was amongst them; that she did not know it till next Day, and then carried it to Radwell. Radwell pleaded, that Holstock brought the Pot to her before the was up, saying, she had great Luck that Morning, that she had found a Silver Pot, desired her to sell it, and lay out the Money in Necessaries for her; that she believing her to be very honest, did sell it, and intended to let the Prisoner have the full value as she shou'd have Occasion. But this Plea did not avail them, the Jury found them both Guilty , Holstock of stealing it out of the Dwelling House of her Master, Death : and Radwell as Accessary in receiving the same knowing it to be stole. Transportation .
Thomas Bartram and John Smith , of Blackwall , were indicted for privately stealing two Brass Guns, 2 Iron Dogs, Lead, &c. the Goods of the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Strafford , out of the Warehouse of Sir H. Johnson on the 19th of December last. It appeared that the Prisoners hired a Waterman's Boy to carry them down from Limus to Blackwall, where they made the Boat fast; that they took him to one of their Houses, and gave him Porkstakes and Black-Puddings; and when they had put the Guns, &c. into the Boat, which was about one or two a Clock in the Morning, they called him to bring them back again; but Mr. Seawell, and Mr. Williams, two Custom-house Watermen, suspecting they were running of Goods, rowed up to them, and finding the Guns, Lead, and Iron in the Boat, secured them and carried them to St. Catherines; and understanding by the Boy that he brought them from Blackwall, had the Goods cry'd there, where they were own'd. The Prisoners in their Defence said they found the Guns in Ditch. But the Jury not believing them, found them both Guilty . Death .
Thomas Johnson of St. Dunstan at Stepney was indicted for privately stealing 21 Ells of Holland, out of the Shop of John Goodman , on the 13th of November last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
Elizabeth Rigby , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown value 8s. a Petticoat value 5 s. and a pair of Bodice value 4 s. the Goods of Sarah Hayes , on the 29th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner, who lodged in the same Room with her, took her Key, open'd her Trunk, and took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; and that she confest the same before the Justice. Mr. Stretch deposed, that the Prisoner pawned the Petticoat to him; and that he was at the Charge of the Prosecution. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d . Transportation .
John Hart of St. James Clarkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6l. of Kidney Suit , the Goods of John Sparkley on the 21st of December last. But no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .
Margaret Wilson of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silk Handkerchiefs, a Muslin Apron, a Shirt, a pair of Flaxen Sheets, &c. the Goods of Henry Smith , on the 9th of this Instant January . It appeared that the Prosecutor's Wife saw the Prisoner go out of her House, and missing the Goods, sent her Husband after her, who overtook her with them upon her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d . Transportation .
Richard Evans and Elizabeth Pool of St. Paul's Covent Garden , were indicted, the former for privately stealing a Camblet Riding-Hood and 14 Yards of Persian Silk, in all to the value of 30s. out of the Shop of Samuel and Richard Dickens , on the 11th of this Instant January ; and Elizabeth Pool for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . Samuel DickensRichard Dickens deposed that the Goods were theirs, and taken out of their Shop. The Pawnbroker deposed he had them from Pool, who told him a Woman gave her the Silk to line a Gown, saying, there were 9 Yards, which he measuring and finding near 14, stopt her and gave notice as before. Their Confession (which was very full) was read in Court. Evans in his Defence said, that he did not know the Woman, nor take the Goods, and that he did not know what he said before the Justice, and call'd some to his Reputation, as also did Pool. But the Facts being fully proved upon them, the Jury found them both Guilty ; Evans of privately stealing, &c. Death : and Pool as Accessary, Transportation .
Jane Griffin , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , London, was indicted for the Murder of Elizabeth Osborn by giving her a mortal Wound near the Left Pap, of the breadth of an Inch and a half, and the Depth of 6 Inches, on the 1st of December last, of which she instantly died . She was indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. She was also indicted a third time on the Statute of Stabbing. Mr. Lund deposed, that himself, Mr. Tannet, and some others were at Supper at Mr. Griffin's House, the Three Pidgeons in Smithfield , and had two Bottles of Wine after Supper; that the Prisoner's Husband was call'd down out of their Company, and about an Hour after he came up and told him and Mr. Tannet there was one below would speak with them; that he ask'd him who it was, and he told him a Woman, he ask'd him what was the matter; he told him matter enough; that he went down and was shewn through the Kitchen into the little Parlour behind it, where he found the Deceased lying on her Back on the Ground, as he thought murder'd with her Head either against the Frame of the Table or on the Boy's Feet; that he ask'd how it came and was answer'd that the Bitch had murder'd her self in putting up the Pewter; that Mr. Tannet came down immediately after him, and they sat her up upon her Breech, pull'd down her Clothes at her Breast, and Mr. Tannet put his Fingers into the Wound and pulled out the Clotted Blood; She was almost suffocated with the Blood in her Mouth and Throat, which when they had clear'd by wiping her Mouth and Stroaking her Throat, she came to her Senses and spoke a little; that he ask'd her whether she knew him; she said Yes. Do you know us both? Yes. Are you sure you do? Yes. He said Betty, did you stab your self? She answered, No, no; he ask'd her; who did then? She answer'd my Mistress, he ask'd her over again who did it, and she reply'd again, Her Mistress; he ask'd her if she was sure of it, she said Yes. Upon which the Prisoner's Husband said, for God's sake ask her no more Questions, for if you do I shall be undone. That he advised her Husband to send for Mr. Hawkins the Surgeon, who came and probed the Wound, and said she was a dead Woman; that there was no Weapon found; that the Blood in the Kitchen and Parlour was mopt up and Sand strewed upon it; that he put away the Sand with his Feet, and discerned the Blood under it; that she had no Headclothes on, and her Hair lookt as if she had been dragged out of the Kitchen into the Parlour by it: That the Deceased had received a Cut on her Arm about 6 Weeks before, which she came up and shewed him, saying her Mistress did it, and that she believed she should be Murdered one time or other. That he spoke to the Prisoner not to be so passionate to her Maid, who replyed, D-n her, a B-, I'll be her Butcher one times or other; he replyed, have you a mind to be hang'd for her then, and she answered, that for believed no Body would think it worth their while to hang her for killing of her.
Mr. Tannet confirm'd his being at Supper that Night, with Mr. Lund and some others at Mr. Griffin's House, and his and Mr. Lund's being called down by him, his finding her in the little Parlour, the raising of her on her Breech, and clearing the Blood from her Wound and Mouth, and the several Questions and Answers, and that the Deceased declared three times that her Mistress had done it, as before in Mr. Lund's Evidence; and farther deposed that he helpt her up to Bed, and lent Mr. Griffin his Knife to cut the Deceased's Stays, who after they had undress'd her and laid her on the Bed, placed it by her, and he (Mr. Tannet) asking Mr. Griffin for his Knife again, he reply'd, what signifies it; but he reach'd over the Deceased's Body, and (moving it a little) took it. That he observed the Kitchen and Parlour mopp'd up and strewed over with Sand; and that a Lock of Hair stood out on each side the Prisoner's Head, as if she had been dragg'd by them; that he bound up her Arm when it was cut as aforesaid; and that he enquir'd for the Weapon with which this Bloody Fact was comitted, and Mr. Griffin answer'd that he did not know where it was, but he would search for it; and that he has often heard the Prisoner abuse the Deceased.
Thomas Foster deposed, that he being at work in the House about 2 Months before, saw the Prisoner give the Deceased a Cut over her Arm with a Case Knife, and that she said if she was not her Butcher then, she would some time or other.
Mr. Hawkins (the Surgeon) deposed, that he was sent for about 7 or 8 a Clock at Night; that he went through the Kitchen into a Room behind it, where the Deceased sat in a Chair supported by Two Persons; that he probed her Wound, which penetrated into her Breast, and that all the Symptoms of Death were upon her; that they had her up Stairs and laid her on the Bed, and that he desired the Man of the House to carry up some clean Linnen, she being very Bloody that he and Mr. Knockells opened her, and found a large Quantity of Blood in her Breast, and the Wound near through her Heart, and by the shape of the Wound, he judged it must be done with an Instrument small at the point and growing wider, as a Bayonet or large Iron Scure: And there having been a Report given out that she was with Child, they opened the Womb, and found all the Demonstrations that she was not.
Elizabeth Smith (Aunt to the Deceased) deposed, that Samuel Banister called her about 10 a Clock at Night, telling her that the Maid was very bad; that when she came, the Prisoner's Midwife told her that Betty (the Deceased) died suddenly of a Convulsion Fit; that Mr. Griffin told her there had been no Words, and that the Deceased being in the Kitchen by her self, fell down in Convulsion Fit, with a Case Knife in her Hand, and that they gave her Wine in a Cup, for fear she should bite a Glass and desired her to be there next Day, because he intended to bury her then; but the Prisoner said the Coroner must sit on her first; to which this Evidence reply'd that she never knew the Coroner sit on any that dyed of the Convulsions; and went home and acquainted her Husband with what she had heard.
Mr. Smith deposed, that his Wife coming back with this strange Story, he went to Mr. Knockells, knockt him up, and desired him to go along with him to the Deceased; that they went up Stairs, and found the Deceased dead on the Floor, stript and a Bloody Cloth over her.
Mr. Knockells deposed, that he found the Deceased on the Floor naked, with a Sheet over her; that he went to probe the Wound, but his Probe was not long enough, wherefore he desired Mr. Griffin to lend him a Large Scure; which he refused, saying, you will tear her Flesh, here has been a Surgeon already, and there's no Occasion. That himself and Mr. Hawkins opened her, and that 3 Pints or 2 Quarts of Blood poured out of the Wound, which was 9 or 10 Inches deep, quite through the Lungs, and almost through
The Prisoner in her Defence protested her Innocence; and urged as a Proof thereof, that she did not fly; which she would have done, if she had not been conscious to her self of her own Innocency, having Opportunity enough to go away before she was taken up: She also observed that when M. Lund and Mr. Tannet gave their Evidence before the Coroner's Inquest, that they then deposed that the Deceased, when ask'd by Mr. Lund who did it, said only Miss-not Mistress, which they now swear. She also called the following Evidence.
Mary Hughes deposed, that some time before, the Deceased came to her as she was Ironing in her Master's Kitchen with a Case Knife in her Hand, and told her that she was in Love with Mr. Tannet, who slighted her; that she had heard of Love Powder to gain Mens Affections, and asked her if she knew of any such, or where it might be had; that she told the Deceased, she had read in Mother Bunch of a Seed called Cummin Seed, which beat to Powder and put into Ale would have that Effect; that the Deceased shewed her some she had bought, and afterwards told her that she had given it him in Ale, but it signified nothing; that she gave him another Pennyworth in half a Pint of Claret, but to no purpose; that she gave him another Penny worth in Ale, without straining, when he complained that she had given him Drink out of the Tap-Tub, and that she told him it was as good as she drank herself.
Mary Clarke deposed, that she had lived with the Prisoner as a Servant 8 or 9 Years, and that she was one of the best of Mistresses; and being ask'd what Relation she was to her, answered, Her Sister.
There were a great many others appeared to her Reputation, and gave her a good Character, as honest and industrious, not given to Swear, nor to Passion, &c. and one, that he had observed her to go very orderly with her Children to Church of a Sunday, and after Evening Sermon to take them into a Room and hear them read good Books; and another that he had taken notice of her promoting the Interests of her Servants. The Jury considering the whole matter, brought her in Guilty of all three Indictments . Death .
Thomas Dickin and Samuel Jones , of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for Assaulting Catherine Huckle on the High way, putting her in Bodily Fear, and taking from her a Handkerchief value 1 s. 6 d. on the 26th of December last. The Prosecutor deposed that she met the Prisoners in Union Street about a quarter after 10 at Night, who took hold of her Hand and ask'd her to drink, which she refusing, they carryed her by force into an Alehouse; that she drank a Glass of Twopenny, and they threw the rest upon her, that she would have paid for the Pint (which she said was all they had) it they would let her go, but they would not, but abused her very much; that being of a Gore Blood she went to another House and had a Pint of Ale; that they waylaid her, and said if she would not lye with them they'd Gag her and make her; that Jones took her Handkerchief off her Neck and said the Words aforesaid, and she cryed out Murder. The Prisoners in their Defence said that they had been over the Water to see a Friend, and coming back met the Prosecutor, (who they were very well acquainted with) that they were drunk, and so was she; that they went in and drank together; and she bragg'd that she had lately Danced for a pair of Pumps and won them; that she went out of the House and fell into the Kennel, and cry'd out Murder as if the Devil was in her; but that they offer'd her no harm at all. Hannah Dalton , the Woman of the House, deposed, that the Prisoners and the Prosecutor came in together, and the Men called for a Pint of Fine Ale, and after that, for another; but she would have had a Hot Pot, which they would not agree to; that she hearing a Disturbance went into the Room, where they were quarelling about the Reckoning, they wou'd have her pay her Share to it, which she refused; and went out and made a great Noise, and said she would indict the House. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted them.
James Harris of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 10 pair of Silk Stockings value 5 l. out of the House of John Eldridge , on the 7th of January last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was his Servant , and took the Goods at several times, and enter'd them down in his Book as sold to other Persons on trust; that when he went to ask the Money for the Goods of those they were charg'd to, they said they had none of them, whereupon he took up the Prisoner, who confest the Matter, and told him where the Woman liv'd who was to dispose of them for him, at whose House they were found. It appearing not to amount to Felony, but to be a Cheat, the Jury Acquitted him of the Indictment.
John Williams , alias Williamson , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking open the House of William Thomas on the 9th of October last in the Night-time, and taking thence a Holland Shift and a Pewter Plate , but no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .
Thomas Davis of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 truffes of Hay value 20 s. and 2 trusses of Straw value 1 s. the Goods of Mr. Walker , on the 5th of this Instant January . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
Mary Hughes , of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was indicted for privately stealing 11 Yards and Half of Stuff, out of the Shop of Robert Fenwick , on the 26th of December last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed that she being in her Parlour behind the Shop, saw the Prisoner take the Goods and immediately sent her Servant after her. Mr. Neal deposed that he hearing the Cry of Stop Thief behind him, turn'd back, and saw the Prisoner drop the Goods. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence but a bare denial of the Fact, nor none to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty . Death .
Thomas Brooks of St.Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 Boards, a Window Shutter and a piece of Timber , the Goods of Esq ; on the first of October last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
Josheph Bilson of Enfield . was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Hens value 8 s. the Property of John Pepper , Esq ; on the 9th of this Instant January . But no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .
Charles Yates , of Enfield , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Holland Sheets value 15 s. a Diaper Table Cloth value 2 s. and a Shirt value 2 s. the Goods of John Goddard on the 7th of this Instant January , But no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .
Thomas Watkins , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of John Davis , by striking, kicking and Bruising of him on the Side, on the 16th of November last, of which he languished till the 9th of December following and then died . He was indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest. The Evidence for the King deposed, that two Men called out one Williams (the Prisoner's Journeyman) about 7 a Clock in the Morning to drink, and that about two or three in the Afternoon the said Williams came up again and ask'd the Deceased to go down to drink, and went down again himself; that the Deceased going down Stairs to them. his Master (the Prisoner) met him about the middle of them, and ask'd the Deceased where he was going, who answered
Sarah Wells of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch value 3 l. and 3 s. 6 d. in Money, from the Person of Robert Hoe on the 16th of December last. It appeared that the Prosecutor had been drinking on Board a Ship, and coming back again, at the end of Rosemary-Lane enquired the way to the Change, and the Prisoner (who is known by the Name of Callicoe Sarah ) coming up, told him that she was going that way, and would show him; that she carryed him out of the Way, near her own Habitation, and afterwards said she would put him right, whereupon he feeling for his Watch, mist it, and his Money, and charging her with it, she put his Watch into his Hand again; however he kept her, and would have had her before a Justice, but she cry'd out Everett Everett! who came, fell upon the Prosecutor and beat him. That the High Constable was denied Entrance for an Hour, and she was heard to say, D -n him for a Son of a B - I wish I had not gave him his Watch, it would have served to maintain me in Newgate. I would not have given him it again but that I did not know how to convey it off. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she had been to see her Child at Nurse, and as she was going home the Prosecutor followed her and struck her several Blows; whereupon she cryed out Murder; that then he would have run away, but she held him till People gathered about, and telling Everett how he had abused her, he fell on him and beat him. But she not calling Everett, or any Body else to prove it, or to her Reputation, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .
The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth;
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 11.
Burnt in the Hand, 1.
To be Transported, i8.
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