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,
Thursday and Friday, being the 2d and 3d of this Instant June, 1720. 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 Justice King, Mr. Justice Ayres, Mr. Baron Mountague , John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and Country of Middlesex.
The Jurors Names were as followeth:
William Cullum , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Attempting to Fire the Dwelling House of Richard Wallis , by putting a lighted Candle to a Basket of Wooden Chips , on the 2d of May last. The Prosecutor (who keeps the Nags Head Alehouse in Nags Head Court in Grace-Church Street ) deposed, that the Night aforesaid his Wife and Children having been gone to Bed about an Hour before, and none up in the House but the Prisoner and himself, he bid him draw him a little Beer, and while he was gone for it the Watchman knock at the Door for a Pipe, who spying a Light in the Cellar through the Cracks in the Floor, told him (the Prosecutor) of it; whereupon he went down and found a piece of Candle lighted put to the Chips in the Basket, which had set them on Fire, but it being just done he put it out with a Pint of Water; that the Prisoner had no occasion to go by or near the Basket of Chips for the Drink. The Watchman confirm'd the former Evidence, and the Prisoner's Confession before the Justice was read in Court, wherein he owned the Fact, and said that three Men advised him to do it, and gave him three Guineas. The Prisoner upon his Tryal said he knew nothing of the matter, and that he confest it before the Justice for fear of being Whipt. But the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty . Fined 40 s. and to suffer One Month's Imprisonment .
Thomas Jones , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 1 s 6 d. from the Person of Samuel Illidge , on the 14th of May Last. The Prosecutor deposed, that coming over Fleet-Bridge he lost his Handkerchief, and found it immediately on the Prisoner, who took it out of his Bosom and threw it on the Ground. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d . To be Whipt .
James Shaw , of St. Christopher's , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. from the Person of Samuel Sills , on the 29th of April last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
Mary Jenkins , of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the House of Sarah Douglass in the Day-time on the 22d of May last, and feloniously stealing thence 18 Guineas and 40 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Sarah Douglass. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.
Elizabeth Stretch of St. Katharine Creed-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 s 6 d. out of the Shop of George Streight on the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost half a Crown. Another deposed that he saw the Prisoner (who lived next Door to the Prosecutor) take the Money from off the Compter. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she took it to go after a Coachman (who came in for some Gin) to change it for a Queen Ann's half Crown, at the Request of the Prosecutor's Daughter. The Jury considering the matter Acquitted her.
John Gambol , of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for breaking the House of Gabriel Whitacre , on the 23d of December last in the Night-time, and feloniously stealing thence a Leather Trunk, a pair of Sheets, 5 Guineas, 3 l. in Money, &c. the Goods and Money of the said Gabriel Whitacre . The Evidence for the King deposed that the Prosecutor's Lock of his Closet Door was broke off and his Trunk taken away; that there were in the Trunk several Lottery Tickets, one of them a Prize of 10 l. a Note for 100 l. a Sword-Blade-Bond for 100 l. and other things besides those mention'd in the Indictment; that some of the Writings were found on the Custom-house Key, and that he had his Note and Bond again, but not the Ticket of 10 l. Prize: That the Prisoner was his Journeyman , but had been gone from him about a Fortnight, and that the Prosecutor's Brother telling him he met the Prisoner the Night aforesaid, within 30 Yards of his House, he enquired after him and followed him to Rochester, where the Man of the House he went to, told him he had been there, but was gone; and that he (the Prisoner) offer'd to sell him a 10 l. Prize, but he could not tell the Number of the Ticket, that the next Morning he follow'd him to East-Malling, and took him out of his Bed, that he owned he shewed the Ticket at Rochester, and offer'd him a Bond for the Money, and produced some small pieces of Paper saying that was the Ticket, but it was tore so very small that he could not tell the Letters; that he owned he left the Trunk on the Custom-house Keys, and said the Sheets were left at a Cooks; but going there to enquire for them, the Cook declared that he had left nothing there. The Prisoner denied the whole Matter, and in his Defence said, that he workt for the Prosecutor Six Weeks, lay in the House, and had Opportunities enough to have robb'd him, but that he never wrong'd him of any thing; that the Prosecutor used to leave his Door open for his Brother to come in at late Hours, and sometimes a Candle for him in the Entry, so that any Body might come in and rob him. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted him.
Charles Cauthorn , of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 pound Weight of Tobacco value 4 s. the Goods of Jeffry Adamson , on the 15th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that he keeps a Publick House , and the Tobacco was in a Box in his Cellar made up in Penny Papers for his Customers, with the Tobacconist's Name, &c. (who was his Neighbour) on the Papers, and that he lost it out of his Cellar, and 3 Bottles of Wine, some Brandy, &c. at the same time. The Constable deposed that as he was on his Watch the Prisoner came by with a Box of Tobacco, and he ask'd him where he had it, and the Prisoner reply'd he bought it in London, afterwards he said at Limehouse; that the Tobacco being very loose in the Box, as if it had been put out of Papers, he put his Hand into the Box, and at the Bottom of it found a Paper unopen'd, by which he found out the Prosecutor. The Box and Paper of Tobacco were produc'd in Court and swore to by the Prosecutor; that the Prisoner offer'd to impeach two more if he would give him a Bond of 20 l. not to prosecute him. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
Mary Bedford and Elizabeth Strawbridge , of St. Stephen Coleman-Street , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. the Goods of Mary Meakins , on the 5th of May last. William Adams deposed that the Prisoners were drinking up Stairs at the Star Tavern in Coleman-Street with a Gentleman, and had the Spoon for their use; that they appointed one Mr. Collier who was drinking below Stairs, to meet them at another Place; that when they were gone the Spoon was mist, whereupon he askt Mr. Collier where they were gone, who told him to the Kings-Arms-Inn in Leaden-Hall-Street, and went thither along with him, where they found them, and had them to the Watch-house, and that the Spoon was found under the Bench which Elizabeth Strawbridge sat on. The Constable confirmed the finding the Spoon in the Watch-house. The Prisoners denied their taking the Spoon, or that they knew any thing of it, and said that the Man who was with them might put it there, whom they let get away. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted them.
John Smith alis Wilson , of St. Dunstan in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Padlock, value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Richard Grew , on the 7th of May last. Robert Nicholson deposed that as he was going to work about 3 a Clock in the Morning the Day aforesaid, he saw the Prisoner and another Man on St. Dunstan's-Hill, who parted, that he follow'd the other Man, who had a Bag on his Shoulder, and the Prisoner went the other Way; that this Evidence went to the Tackle House, and coming back to Mincing Lane saw Mr. Grew's Vault Door pusht open, and the Prisoner come out of it. Mr. Grew's Servant deposed, that he saw the Door safe at 11 at Night, and that the former Evidence called him up at 3 in the Morning, when the Padlock was gone, and that the Prisoner being ask'd for it, said, the Person who was with him in the Lane had it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he has a Wife in St. Thomas's Hospital, and a Child at Nurse in Southwark, and that going along they seized him, and ask'd him for the Lock, and what was become of the Man that was with him; to which he reply'd he had no Body with him, nor knew nothing of the Lock; and that if they had lost one, the Man whom they talkt of might have it. The Jury acquitted him.
William Cox of St. Michael at Queenhith was indicted for feloniously stealing a Nest of Drawers value 2 s. and 6 Knives and Forks value 4 s. the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 16th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner was a Waterman's Boy , and took the Goods out of the Boat of Robert Walker , who judging there were some Marbles in the Drawers by the Noise of their rowling, and seeing the Prisoner at play with some the next Day, took him up, when he owned the Fact, and delivered him the Drawers again, saying he opened them with his Stretcher. The Prisoner did not deny it on his Tryal. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . To be Whipt .
Richard Hotchet deposed that he saw the Prisoner run from the Prosecutor, who cry'd out stop Thief, and stopt him; and that he saw him drop the Pocket. Mr. Hall deposed that he hearing the cry of stop Thief, took hold of the Prisoner, who was stopt by the former Evidence; that he saw the Prisoner drop the Pocket, that the Prisoner stuck him in the Breast with a Penknife because he would not let him go; that he aimed at his Throat afterwards, but missing it gave him a large Wound in his Cheek, both which Wounds appeared in Court; and that there were two Pick Lock Keys found on him. Thomas Stedman deposed that he saw the Pick Lock Keys, saw the Prisoner wound Hall with a Pen-knife; and that he wounded this Evidence in the Arm with the same, which Wound not being well yet, he shewed in Court. Edward Brown deposed that he going by saw the Prosecutor down, saw the Keys, and that himself was wounded by the Prisoner under the Arm. The Pocket, which was swore to by the Prosecutor to be hers, and by several to be the same the Prisoner dropt, and the Pick Lock Keys were produc'd in Court. The Prisner deny'd all, saying they wounded one another and call'd two Persons to his Reputation; but they gave him an ill Character. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
He was a second time indicted by the Name of John Morgan of St. Margarets Westminster , for Assaulting a Person unknown on the High Way, putting him in fear, and taking from him 10 s. in Money , on the 1st of December last.
Joseph Birch , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig value 6 d. and a Drugget Coat value 3 s. the Goods of Richard Rowland , on the 2d of May last. But the Evidence not affecting the Prisoner, the Jury Acquitted him.
James Smith , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of Mongo Campbell on the 5th of April last, by giving him a Mortal Wound with a drawn Sword under the Right Pap, of the breadth of a quarter of an Inch, and the depth of 5 Inches, of which he Instantly died . He was indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Mary Robinson deposed, that between 5 and 6 in the Morning she heard a knocking very hard at Mrs. Pitman's Door in Manchester Court in Channel Row Westminster , and thinking it to be at their own Door, she got up, and saw the Deceased come out of Mrs. Pitman's House with his naked Sword in his Hand, and the Prisoner follow him, buttoning his Coat, with his Sword by his side in the Scabbard; that as soon as the Prisoner was off the Steps the Deceased pusht at him with his Sword, whereupon the Prisoner said, Do you call me out of my Bed to Murder me? That when they were got about three Doors further the Deceased pusht at him again, and wounded him in the Left Hand; that then the Prisoner drew, and the Deceased received the aforesaid Wound. That the Prisoner could not retreat, the Rails being behind him, and the Deceased before him. Eleanor Read deposed, that the Deceased knockr at Mrs. Pitman's Door (where the Prisoner lodged) and she went down and opened it; that he ask'd for the Prisoner, and she went up and told him; that the Prisoner spoke very civilly to him, and she left them in the Dining Room together. Another Evidence deposed, that as he was going home the Night before this unhappy Accident, he met the Deceased, and went with him to a House where they had some hot Pots, and staid till Morning, that he would have persuaded the Deceased to go home, but could not; that as they went along Channel Row, the Deceased said he would go to the upper end of the Court to Shift himself, and bid him stay there for him; that while he staid, hearing the Clashing of Swords, he went up to part them; that the Deceased was bloody, retreated and sat down on the Steps and died. Robert Cornforth deposed that he met the Deceased and former Evidence, and heard the Deceased say, stay here while I go and call him up; that he went up the Court and knockt very hard. Mary Benson and Eliz - deposed that they heard the Prisoner say, Did you call me out of Bed to Murder me? Mr. Bland the Surgeon deposed, that he found a Wound on the Right Breast of the Deceased 5 Inches deep; that it was Mortal, and the Occasion of his Death. The Prisoner in his Defence said that the Deceased had a Pistol in one Hand which he put into his Pocket; that he was so near the Rails that he could not retreat, and had no other way to defend himself. The Jury found him Guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .
Mary Speerman of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for privately stealing 7 Guineas and 25 s. in Money from the Person of William Buxton , on the 14th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lay down on the Bed to sleep, and that the Prisoner (a Girl) lay in another Bed in the same Room; that when he lay down he had the Guineas together in a Paper in one Pocket, and the Silver loose in another Pocket, and when he rose both were gone: That he found the Prisoner next Day at Mr. Ogden's at the Crown in Southwark, who confest that she had taken it, and gave Mr. Ogden 5 Guineas and Half a Crown, and had spent 2. Guineas that Night; that Mr. Ogden return'd him 3 s. 3 d. and his Wife 6 s. 4 d. of his Money again, the rest was spent on Clothes, &c. Elizabeth Simmons deposed that the Prisoner came into Mr. Ogden's House, and pull'd out Half a Crown, then 5 Guineas, and gave them to Mr. Ogden to put up; that he scrupeling them, she said they were good, and where she had them she could have more. The Prosecutor's Daughter deposed, that she went to Mr. Ogden's with her Father, and confirmed his Evidence, adding that the Prisoner refused to go before a Justice without a Constable; and that she owned she had robb'd her Father. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she found the Gold and the Silver together in a Paper on the Ground by the Bed-side. But the Jury not believing her, found her Guilty . Death .
Sarah Powel of Isleworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing Half a Guinea and 2 s. and 6 d. the Goods and Money of James Hall , on the 30th of May last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.
Elizabeth Alexander , Ann Alexander , and Mary Alexander , of St. James Westminster , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 14 pair of Worsted Stockings, a pair of Silk Stockings, two Holland Shirts, 3 pair of Gloves, 5 Wax Candles, &c. the Goods of Philip Messervy , on the 29th of May last; and Ann and Mary as Accessory in receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that he going up to his Trunk, found it broke open, and several of his Goods gone, particularly those mentioned in the Indictment, which were in the Trunk that was broke open, and two others in the same Room; that the Prisoner being charg'd with it the next Morning owned the Fact, and a Key was found in her Pocket that would open the two Trunks which were not broke. R. Howard confirmed her confessing the Fact, and the several places where she had disposed of them. The Prisoner Elizabeth in her Defence said, that she was bound Apprentice to R Howard to Matt Chairs , and turn'd off to his Brother-in-Law, that she was hard used and took them for want. There being no Evidence to fix any thing on Ann and Mary Alexander, the Jury Acquitted them; and found Elizabeth Alexander Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
Peter Cartwright , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 ounces and a quarter of Silver Plate value 30 s. the Goods of Edward Hurdsman , out of the House of Walter Wood , on the 30th of May last. Mr. Wood deposed that he was entrusted with the Goods to Spin on Silk for Mr. Hurdsman, in order to make Lace, and lockt them up in a Drawer under the Dresser, and found some of them at the three Kings in Newgate Street, where they were stopt: That the Prisoner (who workt for him) confest before the Justice that he took them off the Dresser, but refused to sign his Examination. The Prisoner denied the Fact: and the Person who stopt the Goods not appearing to fix it upon him, the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Hall , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted on the Statute of the 3d. and 4th, of King William and Queen Mary, (entituled An Act to take away the Benefit of the Clergy from some Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment.) for feloniously stealing a pair of Linnen Sheets value 14 s. in the Dwelling House of James Hornsby , and also for feloniously stealing a Petticoat value 2 s. a Handkerchief value 1 s. a Silver Spoon value 5 s. the Goods of the said James Hornsby on the 31st, of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that he let the Prisoner a Lodging for 1 s. per Week, and after she had been there 7 Weeks, he suspecting her, asked her for the Key of the Room; which she refusing to deliver, he opened the Door and mist the Sheets out of her Lodging, and the other Goods out of his House, and charging her with it, she confess'd where she had pawn'd them; and they were found accordingly. Elizabeth Saul deposed, that she lent the Prisoner 4 s. on the Spoon, and 3 s. 6 d. on the Sheets. The Prisoner did not deny it on her Tryal. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d . Transportation .
John Wilson of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Leg of Veal value 6 s. the Goods of Joseph Foulk , on the 26th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Leg of Veal out of the Prosecutor's Larder and ran away with it, but it was immediately mist, and one who was passing by seeing the Prisoner run along with it at Arms length, and hearing the cry of stop Thief, followed him, saw him drop it, ran after and seized him and brought him back. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . To be Whipt .
Lewis Golston , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Shillings and 5 Pence 3 Farthings in Money number'd , the Money of Richard Gladman , on the 15th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that he kept Halfpence and Farthings by him for Change in a Mug in a Corner Cupboard, and finding his Cupboard open and missing his Money, ask'd his Wife if she had taken any out of the Mug, and she saying that she had not, he charged the Prisoner with it, and found a remarkable Halfpenny which he knew, among the rest in his Lap, whereupon the Prisoner confest the Fact. The Constable deposed, that the Prisner owned to him that he took the Money out of the Mug, and desired him to speak to the Prosecutor to be favourable to him. The Prisoner did not deny it on his Trial, but beg'd for Mercy of the Court, promissing never to do so any more The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10d . To be Whipt .
John Grey , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup value 5 l. in the Dwelling House of John Sharp , on the 15th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner came under a pretence to buy a Penny-worth of Cheese, and he coming from a Neighbour's saw the Prisoner step off the Threshold and found the Cup upon him. Another deposed he saw the Cup taken from the Prisoner. The Prisner in his Defence said that he went to buy some Cheese, and took the Cup off the Compter to draw some Water in; not with an Intent to steal it, but to bring it again. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty to the value of 39 s . Transportation .
Ann Maynard and William Price , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Canvas Bag value 2 d. 3 Gold Rings value 30 s. a 5 l. piece of Gold, 10 pieces of Silver value 10 s. and 103 Guineas, in the Dwelling House of John Jarvis , on the 24th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that Maynard was his Servant and had liv'd with him 2 Years, and Price was her Sweet Heart; that he lost the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, and going to Price's Master he search'd and in his House of Office found the Bag and all the Guineas but 17, and his Rings. John Gelder , Price's Master, confirm'd the finding the Bag of Guineas, and the Rings in his House of Office, and farther deposed, that Price lay out all that Night, and when he came in next Day did not go to work, but went out and bought a pair of Silver Buckles; that he went out again and bought Shirts; that he observing him to go often to the Vault, asked him if he ailed any thing, and he answered that he was out of Order with Drinking, and had the Piles. That perceiving him to be very uneasy he asked him what was the matter, and bid him if he had a mind to leave him tell him so: whereupon he said, that he and his Brother had listed themselves for Soldiers, and his Brother's Master had got him off; and he had heard that it was known where himself was, therefore must leave him, for he should be shot toFrancis Calhorn deposed that he saw the Bag of Guineas taken out of the Vault. John Jarvis deposed that Price used to come lurking about his Uncle's House, and to be often in it; that he has let him in at 3 a Clock in the Morning; that one Night finding his Shoes and Buckles Wet and dirty under the Dresser, he went up, but found the Door which led to the Maid's Chamber lockt, so that he could not get in, and he believes they were then together. The Jury considering the whole matter, and that there was no Proof that the Prisoners took it, or put it there, they Acquitted them.
Elizabeth Berry of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch value 20 s. a Gold Ring and a Gold Locket , the Goods of John Tilbury , on the 12th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner had liv'd with him as a Servant 8 Days, that she had a Fellow came after her whom he did not like, that he sent for her to a Tavern, but he did not tell her of it; that she not going, the Vintner came to know the Reason; and he told him that his Maid Servant should not go after Men to Taverns; which the Prisoner hearing was very uneasie, went to her Mistress, and ask'd her where it was; who told her, and withal, that if she went, she should lie there no more: that his Wife found one of her Shifts bundled up in the Prisoner's Apron, afterwards mist the Ring, then the Locket and Watch; whereupon they took her up, but she deny'd it, and they found nothing upon her; that the Watch was sent him by an unknown Hand. Mr. Baker deposed, that when he was charged with the Prisoner she denied it, but afterwards own'd to him that she had the Watch and Ring; and that she had sold the Ring in Smithfield; but going to enquire there, the Goldsmith told them it was no such thing. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and as to the Shift said, she having sould it had put it with some other things, and had got some Soap in order to wash them. The Jury considering the Matter Acquitted her.
Mary Farrar , of St. Botolph without Aldgate was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea and 4 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of William Bass , on the 5th of May last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.
Thomas Moreton , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Silver Haft of a Fork and 3 Ounces of Silver , the Goods of Peter Morley on the 23d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was drinking at the next Door, a surprise came upon him, and it ran in his Head that he must lose something; whereupon he went home, and met the Prisoner (who was his Apprentice) coming down Stairs; that he ask'd him where he had been, and he answered, up into the Garret to one of the Lodgers; that the Prisoner went to work, and he searcht up and down, but finding nothing went to his Company again, made an end of his Tankard, paid his Reckoning and came home: but it still running in his Head that he must lose something, at Night searching more narrowly, found the Haft of a Fork in the Sweep Tub and the Silver in a Tin box in the House of Office; that he search'd the Prisoner, but found nothing on him. The Prisoner said he knew nothing of it. The Jury Acquitted him.
Edward Greenwood , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Hat value 6 s. a Perriwig value 34 s . from the Person of Richard James , on the 20th of March last. But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him.
Anthony Mills , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Flannel Shirt, 3 Flannel Petticoats and 2 Frocks , the Goods of Thomas Claridge , on the 4th of May last. But no Evidence appearing against him, the Jury Acquitted him.
Philip Deely , of Cowley in the County of Middlesex, was indicted for the Murder of Robert Clarke , on the 24th of April last, by giving him a Bruise on the Right part of his Belly, of which he instantly died . He was also indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. William Eyles deposed that the Prisoner (a Butcher ) came for a Calf, and sent the Deceased for him to help it up on his Horse, which he did; that the Deceased, when the Prisoner, was riding home with it, gamed him about a Woman; and the Prisoner told him that if he gamed him he would come back and fight him; and the Deceased continuing to jear him, the Prisoner came back, got off his Horse, and went with a Stick in his Hand and offer'd to strike the Deceased with it, but did not; that he pusht him down with his Hand, and the Deceased got up again; that the Prisoner raised his Stick again, but did not strike him, but pusht him down with his Hand, as before; whereupon the Deceased got up again, and said he would tell his Father, and he should thresh him; that he died within three quarters of an Hour after; that the Deceased was taken ill the Day before as he was at Plow, and came home, not being able to do his Business. Robert Eyles confirmed the former Evidence. Elizabeth Cage deposed, that she seeing the Deceased look pale, asked him what he ailed; and he told her that his Breath was beat out of his Body; and that he died within an Hour after: And being ask'd what state of Health he was in before, answered that he had been very bad with an Ague for a Week. Mr. Batty deposed that he being sent for to view the Body, he opened it, and found it full of Blood; but no Bruise on it, nor any thing broke; and that he could not tell what he died of. Mr. Fellows deposed that he saw him after he was opened by the former Evidence, and opened him farther, and found the Vena Cava burst; but thought it impossible for that Vein to be burst by any thrust or blow, and that upon inquiry he heard that he had reach'd much to vomit before, which might burst the Vein. There were several appear'd to the Reputation of the Prisoner, who gave him a good Character, as that he was a peaceable and well behaved young Man, not given to quarrel, and that there was a perfect Friendship between the Deceased Youth and him, and confirmed the Deceased's having been ill of an Ague, and his coming home very bad from Flow the Day before, The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted him of both Indictments.
Ann Hall , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of Jane Savage , on the 25th of March last, by giving her a mortal Bruise on the Left part of her Body near the Left Pap, of which she languished till the 23d of April, and then died . Mary Boreham deposed, that the Prisoner came into her Landlady (Mrs. Lisle) House and abused her, and she hearing her cry out Murder, came down Stairs, and ask'd the Prisoner if she came into her Landlady's House to Murder her; who reply'd Yes, and you too; and thatAnn Lisle deposed, that she had a Boy she Nurst 6 Years, and the Prisoner came into her House and complain'd that he had hurt her Son, and would have her to beat him; but she told her she would not till his Mother came home; whereupon she abused her very much, and she laying her Hand on her Shoulder to put her out of her House, she turn'd again, pull'd her Head Clothes off, threw down her Aged Mother, who came to her Assistance, threw this Evidence upon her Mother, and the Deceased upon them both, and struck her; and that the Deceased declared the Blow the Prisoner gave her was the Cause of her Death: but being asked whether the Deceased was in Health before, answered that she was ill of an Ague and Fever. Elizabeth Maiden deposed, that she went to see the Deceased the Day after the Quarrel, that she was very bad, and told her that she believed that the Blow the Prisoner struck her would be her Death. Jane Richardson deposed, that she heard the Deceased say, the Blow the Prisoner gave her was her Death; and that when she went to the Prisoner in the Gatehouse, she told her that Lisle was gone for a Warrant when she gave the Deceased the Blow. Roderick Forbes deposed, that he was call'd to the Deceased the 15th of April, when she complained of a Pain in her side, said she had received a Blow from the Prisoner; that he let her Blood and sent her a Plaister; that he went to see her again two Days after, and found her in a Fever, that she said her side was better; that when she was Dead he opened her, but found no settled Blood, no Discolouration nor swelling, nor sign of a Bruise. William Wood deposed, that he was present when she was opened, and found no Extravasated Blood, no Imposthumation nor any sign of a Bruise; but that she died of a Malignant Fever, and had above a Hundred Purple Spots on her Body, and that her Flesh was so Rotten and Nauseous with her Distemper, that he could hardly endure to touch her. Hannah Briggs deposed, that at Lisle's persuasion she went to see the Deceased, and ask'd her if she laid her Death to the Prisoner; that the Deceased said no, she did not; God forbid that she should; but that the Prisoner did strike her: that the Deceased was very-thick of the Purples and died of a Fever: and that she heard Lisle say, she would not trouble the Prisoner if she would pay the Charges of the Coroner. Mary Johnson deposed, that she went to see the Deceased when she was dying, who put down the Bed-clothes and laid her Hand on her Breast, but could not speak to her: And that she heard Lisle say, that if her Mother died within a Year and a Day, she would hang the Prisoner. The Prisoner denied that she struck the Deceased, and said that she was prosecuted out of Malice. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted her.
William Boswell and John Boswell , of Edminton were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Ewe Sheep value 11 s. each, and 10 Lambs value 11 s. each , out of the Grounds of Judith Jackson , on on the 31st of May last. William Johnson deposed, that the prosecutor lost 2 Sheep and to Lambs out of her Grounds, that he saw them there over Night, and the Next Morning they were gone, whereupon they made diligent enquiry after them, and found them in William Boswell's Lodgings up two pair of Stairs in Drury Lane, one of the Sheep and 3 of the Lambs kill'd in order to carry to Market, the rest alive: and that they met John Boswell coming up Stairs Aaron Plummer deposed that the Prisoners and himself did the Fact, and drove them to Drury Lane, where they kill'd 3 Lambs and one Ewe; and that John Boswell was present at the stealing and Dressing of them; that they were all Butchers, but kept no Shop. William Boswell would have excused John, saying that Plummer and himself called John out of his Bed, who went along with them. John Boswell, also owned that he went along with them. The Jury found them both Guilty . Transportation .
Edward Quintum , alias Quin , of East Barnet , was indicted for felonionsly stealing 18 ounces of Human Hair, a Cloth Coat, a stuff petticoat, 6 pair of Sheets, and a Gold Ring, in the Dwelling House of John Sacer , on the 1st of April last. But it appearing to be in Hertfordshire , the Jury Acquitted him.
James Vanderbrook , alias Vandermark , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting John Todd , putting him in Fear, and taking from him by Force 30 Guineas , on the 24th of May last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was a Stay-Maker , and going to see for some Jurneymen to work with him, happen'd into the Sign of the Half Moon and Candle in Bedford-Bury , which proved to be a House of Call for Mens Taylors only; that it was about Noon, and the Prisoner came in to see what was a Clock, and was going to work; but the Prosecutor said, don't go to work in the Heat of the Day, let us have a Game at All-Fours, or at Putt; that another Person plaid with the Prosecutor first, and the Prisoner was to take up the Conqueror; that they play'd at first for a Pint of Drink, afterwards for a Pint of Sider and 6 d. dry, then for 12 d. a Game; till the Prosecutor won all their Money; that the first Reckonings were paid very well, and that the Prosecutor asked them to stay and drink, and told them, that as he had won their Money, he would treat them with what they pleased: that about 7 a Clock the Prosecutor said he could stay no longer: whereupon the Prisoner said he hoped he would pay the Reckoning before he went; which he refusing, the Prisoner would not let him go out; that the Prosecutor threw up the Sash and would have gone out at the Window, but the Prisoner pulled him down; upon which the Prosecutor struck the Prisoner in the Face, and he struck the Prosecutor again; and threw his Head in his Face, upon which he put his Head out at the Window and cry'd out Murder. It appear'd by the Prosecutor's Evidence that he had received the 30 Guineas mentioned in the Indictment that Morning, and had not been at home since; that he had been at 3 or 4 places since he saw his Guineas before he came into the Prisoner's Company; though he did not miss them till he went out of it. And there was one Evidence deposed that he heard the Prosecutor say, that he verily believed the Prisoner had not his Money, and if he would give him a Bond to indemnifie him, he would not prosecute. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted him.
Grace Cooper , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Napkin, 2 China Tea-pots a Sugar-Dish and Cover, a Slop Bason, a Milk pot 8 Dishes 9 Saucers, and other China Wares , the Goods of John Hayward , on the 29th of April last. The prosecutor deposed that he lost the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, and found them the next Day at Mr. Maund's in Pye Corner, Mrs. Maund deposed, that the prisoner
Joseph Hill , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Ax value 2 s. and a Hammer value 2 s. the Goods of John Oakley , on the 24th of May last. It appeared that the prisoner came up to make Hay, and took the Goods out of the White Lyon Inn Yard at Islington . The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
John Newman , of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Table Cloths, Towels, Aprons, Pillowbears, &C . the Goods of Mary Clarke and other persons, on the 2d of June last. It appeared that the prosecutor lives at Shackelwell , and takes in Washing ; and that the Goods mentioned in the Indictment were hung in her Garden to dry; that the prisoner got in, took them off the Bushes and threw them over the Hedge into the Field, and went round and took them up, but being seen, was follow'd; which he perceiving, threw the Goods down in a Ditch and ran the length of two Fields, where he was stopt by a Brook and taken. The prisoner in his Defence said that he took up 6 Cloths in the Fields, and the prosecutor following him, he told her if they were hers she might have them; that he had taken a Great House in Hendon parish, which was now repairing; that he was Crasy sometimes, and had been Lunatick this Twelve-Month: but called none to prove it. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
John Hunt , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Counterfeiting and Forging a Six penny Stamp or Mark for Stamping Paper, Parchment, or Vellum, with an Intent to defraud the King thereby, contrary to the Statutes of the 5th and 9th of King William, and other Subsequent Acts of Parliament . Richard Price deposed that he is a Graver, and that the prisoner brought him a Steal Punch and a piece of Parchment, with the Draught of a Rose and Crown and Garter done by a Pen and Ink; that the Prisoner agreed with him to grave the said Draught on the said Steal Punch, and ordered him to leave a Space at the Bottom, and when he had done the rest, he would tell him what he should Grave there; that when he had done the Draught, the prisoner told him that he must put VI PENCE at the bottom, and staid by him while he did it, that it was about a Fortnight before it was done, and the Prisoner agreed with him for 25 s. that he had 1 s. before he began, 10 s. while doing it, and a Note for 10 s. more when he took it away, which was the same Day he was taken. Henry Clay deposed, that they having Information of the matter at the Stamp Office, he was sent to take the Prisoner, who he follow'd into the Roe Buck, at the Corner of Tibbolds Row; that the prisoner (pulling the Stamp out of his pocket) said, What, do you detain me for this Stamp? I had it made only to Stamp a Copy of two Deeds that were burnt. And gave it to him. Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Bott deposed, that they were present at the Alehouse with Mr. Clay and the prisoner, and confirmed Mr. Clay's Evidence. The Stamp was produced in Court, and swore to be the same the prisoner deliver'd to Mr Clay, and the same same that Price made for him. Mr. Rolles deposed, that it was a perfect Resemblance of their Six Penny Stamp. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he never made any Use or is, neither did he intend it: and called several to his Reputation, some who had Dealt with him, and others who knew him very well, and gave him the Character of an Honest and Industrious Man; that he has a Wife and Eight Children, and is now reduced. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty, ( Death .) And at the same time recommended him to the Mercy of the Court, in consideration of his Wife and Children .
Gilbert Beard , of St. John at Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Shirt value 4 s. the Goods of Daniel Fowler on the 14th of May last. The prosecutor deposed that he came into his House and called for a Pint of Drink, went into the next Room and took the Shirt and went away with it; that he followed him and found it in his Bosom. The Jury considering the matter found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
William Armstrong of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt value 5 s. a Muslin Neckcloth value 3 s. and 2 pair of Worsted Stockings value 6 s. the Goods of Joshua Laney , one the 1st of February last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.
Aaron Richards of the Parish of Bedfont in Middlesex , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Pound of Bread value 1 d. 2 ounces of Butter value 1 d. 2 ounces of Tobacco value 2 d. and 2 Combs value 8 d . The Goods of James Ives , on the 10th of May last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judment as followeth;
Receiv'd Sentence of Death. 3.
Burnt in the Hand 2.
To be Transported. 11.
To be Whipt, 4.
Williams Cullum, Fined 40 s. and to suffer one Months Imprisonment.
Linch Scarriot, formerly Convicted, Fined 20 s.
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