THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX,
JUSTICE-HALL, in the OLD-BAILEY,
During the MAYORALTY of the
Rt. Honourable Sir John Fryer, Baronet,
LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.
In the 7th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
Printed for Eman. Matthews, at the Bible, in Pater Noster Row; by M. Jeneur, against St Sepulchre's Back Gate, in Gilt Spur Street, near Newgate.
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 Bailey,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th of this Instant December, 1720. In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
17 Decemb. 1720
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN FRYER , Bar. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief JusticeKing, Mr. JusticeEyre, Mr. Baron Mountague, 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:
The Proceedings were as followeth:
Stephen Newton , of Alhallows Barkin , was indicted for feloniously stealing 27 pound weight of Sugar , the Goods of Sir John Fellowes Bart . on the 21st of October last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was employ'd as a Labourer to work in the Warehouse; that there was a great Hole broke in the Door of the Warehouse; and the Prisoner was seen by 4 persons to come down the Crane-Rope, and was taken with the Goods upon him. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
John Rose , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Wicker Basket value 1s. 2 Dinity Wastcoats, 12 s. a Cloth Wastcoat value 1 s. and 3 pecks of Apples , the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 9 h of November last. Stephen Jarvis deposed, that he was Porter to the Bath Coach, and that the Prisoner got up behind it, and cut the Basket from the Coach and took it in his Arms; but he (this Evidence) crying out he threw it down, and knockt him (this Evidence) down twice, and threatned no stab him; that he did stab another Man in the Belley with his Knife, which Knife was produced in Court. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he did not do it with a felonious Intent, but being in Drink got up behind the Coach, and might strike the Evidence. He called none to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
James Washfield , of St. John Baptist , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Brass Weights, value 4s 6 d the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 25th of November last. Samuel Wood deposed, that the prisoner called to sell the Weights to him, that he stopt him, and upon hearing a very indifferent Character of him, had him before a justice, where he confes'd he stole them from a Chandlers Shop in Greenwich. His Confession was read in Court. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
Mathew Langton and Elizabeth his Wife , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 6 s. 6 d. the Money of Nathaniel Phillips on the 1st of November last. They were also indicted a second time for feloniously stealing 1 s. the Money also of the said Nathaniel Phillips on the same Day. The Prosecutor deposed, that he finding the Money in his Drawer clammy, thought it might be so with the Sugar, but the next Morning plainly perceived Birdlime upon it, and remembred the Prisoners had been there; that he put 7 Sixpences into his Drawer, wiped the Holes clean which the Money dropt through, and next Morning when Elizabeth Langton came to the Dram they watch'd her; that she set her Child on the Compter and her Hand on the Drawer, and as soon as the was gone they opened the Drawer and mist two Sixpences; that then he marked some Money and put it into his Drawer, and both the Prisoners came together, that he stood as to screen her; that he saw her work a piece of Whalebone into his Drawers, with which she drew out his Money, that she deliver'd him back 4 Shillings and a Half Crown which he had markt, and afterwards another Sixpence, markt, dropt out of her Bosom. This was confirm'd by 3 other Witnesses, and she confest her taking the Money before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. Matthew Langton pleaded that he had but one Eye and that very bad, and that he knew nothing of the matter; and his Wife owned on her Tryal that she took the Money out of the Drawer to buy Bread for her Children unknown to her Husband, who she said was intirely innocent. The Jury considering the matter. Acquitted him, and found her Guilty of both indictments . Transportation .
Hannah Conner , of St. Swithin at London Stone , was indicted for privately Stealing a Silver Mug value 3 l. 10 s. in the Shop of Philip Phillis , on the 26th of November last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, that he went into the Kitchin to Breakfast, but did not stay long, and when he came back he found the Hatch of the Shop open, and the Mug gone, John Braithwait deposed, that the Prisoner brought the Mug to him to weigh it for her, and being ask'd how she came by it, told him that a Man got her to weigh it for him; but at last owned she stole it out of the Prosecutor's Shop in Canon Street . The Mug was produced in Court, and swore to by the Prosecutor, and her Confession before the Justice was also read in Court. The Prisoner on her Tryal denied that she stole it, saying as at first, that a Man desired her to weigh it for him, (but could not prove it) she called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character; but the Fact being very plain upon her, the Jury found her Guilty . Death .
Thomas Parker , was indicted for a misdemeanour in endeavouring to break the Door of the Dwelling House of Peter Martel , on the 26th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he being new fronting his House, it was open to the Street, that he heard the Prisoner endeavour to break open a Door to get further into his House, and saw him in the Dining Room; but he (the Prosecutor) calling out, the Prisoner ran down the Ladder and was taken in the House; and being ask'd what he did there, said he wanted Lodging. William Barret and another Evidence deposed, that they hearing the Prosecutor cry out about 8 at Night, went to his Assistance and took the Prisoner, who said (as before) that he wanted a Lodging. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he was drunk and did not know what he did. The Jury found him Guilty . Fined Five Pound .
Susannah Greenwood , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Sheet, 2 yards of Holland, 3 Diaper Clouts, Ec. to the value of 36s. on the 25th of October last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Goods and went away with them betimes in the Morning, leaving the Door on the Latch; that she was taken 2 Days afterwards, when the confes'd where the had Pawned them, and they were found accordingly. The Prisner in Excuse said that she was in Liquor, and that she never committed any Crime before. The Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .
John Abraham alias Hoskins , and Margaret Elson , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , were indicted for privately stealing a Bell-Metal Mortar of 103 pound weight out of the Shop of David James , on the 30th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner Abraham stole the Mortar and lodg'd it in an Alehouse, then got a Coach, and the Coachman moved it out of the Alehouse into the Coach, Abraham following him, and that Elton was in the Coach; that after they were taken he got away, jumpt over a Wall and made his Escape, but was retaken. He pleaded that he had the Mortar of a Gentleman out of the Country, who desired him to sell it for him; but could not prove it: Elton said that she knew nothing of its being stole, but that Abraham sent for her to go with him to an Acquaintance of hers to the other end of the Town to sell it, and called one to prove it. The Jury considering the matter Acquitted Elson, and found Abraham Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Elizabeth Stoakes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of workt Pockets, a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat, 3 Yards of Flanders Lace, 2 pair of Ruffles, Ec. in the Dwelling House of Mary Portress . It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , who having lost several things, and suspecting the Prisoner, turn'd her away; that about 3 Weeks after she found her Chest of Drawers open, and a great many Goods gon, that those mentioned in the Indictment were found upon her when taken, except a Lace Head which was found by her Directions where she had pawned it; the Gown and Petticoat was on her Back when taken, and then she said she was sorry for what she had done. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s. Burnt in the Hand .
George James , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Red Cows value 10 l. and a Bullock value 7 l. the Goods of William Butterfield on the 26th of September last. The Fact being fully prov'd against him the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
James Codner , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing 3 Books value 10 s. out of the Shop of Gustavus Hacker , on the 15th of October last. Mr. Baker deposed, that the Prisoner brought 3 Books to him and ask'd him 8 s. for them, that he offered him 6; that he went away and came again, when this Evidence observing the Titles to be on them which Booksellers generally past for the ready sincing out a Book, suspected him, and sent to the Prosecutor's Shop to know if they had lost such Books, that the Prosecutor's Servant came and said he knew the Prisoner, and the Books were his Master's; that the Prisoner confest the Fact before the Justice and begg'd Favour. The Constable confirmed his Confession before the Justice and produc'd the Books which had been in his Custody seal'd up ever since, which were wore to by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner pleaded that he did not own that he stole them, but only that he offer'd them to sale; and said that he had been indiposed in his Head for some time; and called the following Evidences, viz. Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Simpsom, who deposed, the former that the had known him from a Child, and the other that she knew him well, and that they had observed him to be out of his Senses for Two Months before this matter happen'd and that he was a sober good Man before, His Master also deposed, that he found him disorder'd in his Mind, and that he was forcd for 2 Months before this Fact to employ another in his Room; that he let him come to him however, and imployed him in some little matters now and then; that before his Disorder he found him very Honest having entrusted him frequently. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 4 s. 6 d. Burnt in the Hand .
Elizabeth Shanks ,was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, Case, Chain and Seal from the Person of fames Burstal , on the 21 st of April, 1719 . The Prosecutor deposed, that he had been drinking freely with some Friends at a Tavern at the other end of the Town, and as he was going home between 1 and 2 in the Morning, over against Foster-Lane-end in Cheapside the Prisoner jostled him, and his Watch was gone in an instant. That he was sure the Prisoner was the Person; that he had try'd always find her out and at last Jonathon Wild found his Watch at the Pawn Brokers. Mr. Clarke deposed, that the prisoner brought that Watch to him in White Chapel, and borrow'd 40 s. on it. the 21st of April, 1719, that he knew her well, she having liv'd formerly by him in Church-Lane. The Watch was produced in Court, and swore to by the Prosecutor. The Prisoner in her Defence said that the Prosecutor pickt her up in Cheapside, told her that he was such a Lord's Son, took her into a by Place and woul d lay her down; he said he had but half a Crown in his Pocket; pull'd off his Blue Cloak to lay her on, but she would not, whereupon he pull'd his Watch our of his Pocket and gave it her; that he call'd at her Lodgings the next Morning and askt for his Watch, has been in her Company since and offer'd her 3 s. 6 d. to lay her down; but she called no Evidence to prove any thing she had said; nor any to her Reputation, and the Jury not taking her Word for it, found her Guilty . Death .
Joseph Harrison , of St. Ethelburga , was indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of James Creech , in the Night time, and feloniously taking thence 6 pieces of China and 2 pieces of Tiking, the Goods of the said James Creech , on the 15th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner was his Servant , and that he had turn'd him off about a Fortnight before; that his Servant brought the Key up over Night, and told him all was fast, and that when he came down Stairs in the Morning (about 8 or 9 a Clock) he mist the Goods off the Shelf; that suspecting the Prisoner he immediately got a Warrant, andJohn Phillips confirmed the finding the Goods in the Prisoner's Bed as aforesaid, Mr.Jones confirmed, the same, and farther deposed, that the Prisoner when he took him denied that he broke open the Door, saying that he went in at the Cellar Door, having taken away the Key of it beforehand; and in expectation of Favour told them where he had pawn'd the other piece of Tiking to a poor Woman, which they found accordingly. Ann Price deposed, that the Prisoner brought a piece of Tiking to her, and desired her to pawn in for 30 s. for him, but the Broker would lend no more than 15 s. which he consented to take; but she being unwilling to go back again and having sav'd up so much to buy her Husband a Frock, let the Prisoner have it upon the Tiking. The Prisoner denied the stealing the Goods, and said that a Man brought them to him. The Evidence not being sufficient to fix the Burglary upon him, the Jury Acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty of the Felony only . Transportation .
John Anthony and Ann Collins , of the Parish of Christ's Church , were indicted for feloniously stealing 15 Bermudas Straw Hats value 39 s. the Goods of Edward Yeomans , on the 4th of this instant December . It appeared that they were both the Prosecutor's Servants , and that John Anthony took the Goods, who said he gave some of them to Collins to sell. The Fact was fully proved against Anthony; but the Evidence not being sufficient against Collins, the Jury Acquitted her, and found Anthony Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
James How , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Portmanteau Trunk, a Scarlet Cloth Cloak, a Vlevet Hood, Ec. the Goods of John Linten , Esq ; on the 12th of January last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted him.
He was a second time indicted by the Name of James How, of St. Mildred in the Poultry , for feloniously stealing 181 yards of Tillers, value to 10l. the Goods of William Evans , on the 1st of October last. It appeared that as Mr. Evans's Servant (a Boy) was carrying a parcel of Tillets to the Inn directed in large Letters for Mr. Ratford, the Prisoner near the New Church in Lombard-Street came up to him and told him that he was very hard loaded, and askt him if those Goods were for Mr. Ratford, and he told him yes; then the Prisoner told him that he knew Mr. Ratford very well, and that he was just come to Town; that he followed him to the George at Stocks Market , where the Boy rested, and the Prisoner told him that was Mr. Ratford gone by on the other side the way, bid him go after him and tell him he would speak with him, and he would look to his Goods the whilst; the Boy accordingly went, but when he came back the Goods were gone and the Prisoner also, who carried them into Princes-street, there call'd a Porter, who carried them into Bishopsgate-Street, where he took Coach and drove away with them. That sometime after the Prisoner and his Wife went to Mr. Philips with the Goods, telling him that one Mr. King was broke, and he had those Tillers of him for a Debt, and ask'd him if he could help him to a Chap for them; who recommended him to Mr. Marshal, that he sent his Wife with two of them to him, telling him that she was Mr. Hales's Daughter, and the Wife of James How , and that her Husband had those Tillers of a Journeyman Tiller Painter for a Debt; that Mr. Marshal not doubting the Truth of what she said (having been acquainted before by Mr. Philips that there were such Goods to be Sold) bought them; and selling some of them to another Person, he said they were Mr. Evans's Stamp, and enquiring there to know if the had lost such Goods, Mr. Evans's two Boys came and owned them; Whereupon Mr. Marsal with a Constable and some Friends made diligent search after the Prisoner, and found him and his Wife at the Thistle and Crown in the Mint, where after an obstinate Resistance they took him. The Fact was fully proved upon him by many Witnesses, and be confest it to Mr. Marshal when he was in Newgate, desiring him not to appear against him. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty . Transportation .
Benjamin Lauter , of St. Faith's , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkershief value 1 s. 6 d. from the Person of Edward Abbat on the 8th of December last. But no Evidence appearing against him the Jury Acquitted him.
John Blackwell and William Blackwell , of St. Peters Cheap , were indicted for Assaulting, Richard Isham , on the High Way on the 24th of October last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Cane value 7 s. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Robbery, the Jury Acquitted them of that indictment.
They were afterwards indicted by the same Names, for a Misdemeanour in Assaulting the aforesaid Richard Isham on the High Way on the 24th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going along Cheapside about to a Clock at Night, he perceived the Prisoner William coming to him with his Hat over his Eyes, who pusht himself against him (the Prosecutor) with so great Violence, as if he intended to throw him down; whereupon he bid them keep off. and told them he believed that they were two Pickpockets; that then they both came up to him and struck him several Blows, and he kept them off with his Cane as well as he could. Nicholas Myer and William Fielding deposed, that as they past through Cheapside they heard a Voice say, Keep off, Do you intend to pick any pocket? That when they came up Wil. had the Prosecutor by the Collar against the Wall, and that they both Assaulted him, and that the Prosecutor had recourse to his Cane. The Prisoner Will. in their Defence said that they had been to see their Aunt, and had a young Dog along with him, and turning his Head to look for him, Jostled the Prosecutor, who thereupon fell a Caining of him; and his Brother came up to his Assistance. The Jury found them both Guilty , Fined 5 Marks each, and to stand committed till they pay their Fine .
Elizabeth Atkinson of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Moidore, a half Jacobus, 6 Guineas, and 11 Shillings in Money, the Goods and Money of Mary Corless ; and 3 Ounces of Thread value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Rebecca Haynes , in the Dwelling House of Mary Corless : But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.
Judith Mackey of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown value 10 s. the Goods of Samuel Parrot , on the 1 st of November last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he keeps a Publick House , and that whilst he and his Wife were at Dinner, the Prisoner came in, and sent his Boy out, took the Gown out of the Settle, and put it under her Petticoats, but he perceiving one of the Sleeves to hang down, pull'd it from her. The Prisoner denied the Fact but called none to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
John Holmes , and Katherine his Wife , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Silver Spoons, a Cypher Ring, 2 Silver Seals, a half Guinea, 16 s. in Money, &c. the Goods and Money of John Willey , in the Dwelling House of John Long But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted them.
John Underhill , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gold Rings, a Silver Snuff Box, a Shirt, Turnovers, Ec. the Goods of Samuel Homston , on the 14th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was his hired Servant , and took the Goods; that he found the shirt upon him, and the other Goods where he had sold them. The Goods were produced in Court; and Edward Long deposed, that they were the same which the Prisoner
Ellis Lord alias Lewis LLoyd of St. Andrew in Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Box, a Muslin Neckcloath, a Neck a Stuff Coat, a Cloth pair of Breeches, 4 Books, 4 Guineas, and 3 d in Money, Ec. the goods and Money of John Clarke . in the Dwelling House of the said John Clark , on the 15th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed, that he sells Coals in a cellar in Leather Lane , and that the prisoner call d him out to drink a Pot the Saturday Night aforesaid; that he went out as to make water, and came not again, but went and took his Box of Goods out of his Cellar, and carried it over the Way in Baldwin Gardens; that he took him on Monday Morning with the Bible upon him, which he acknowledged to be his (the Prosecutors) and said he threw the Clothes over the Wall into the New Burying Ground in Lambs Conduit Fields where they were found; his Confession before the Justice was read in Court: But it appearing to be the Dwelling House of John Johnson , and was said in the Indictment to be the Dwelling House of John Clarke . the Jury found him Guilty of the Felony only . Transportation .
Joseph Johnson of St. Mary White Chapel , was indicted for Assaulting Ebenezer Megan ,on the High Way, on the 19th of October last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 2 Gold Rings value 25 s. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
William Watkins , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Snuff Box value 20 s. the Goods of George Halls , on the 14th of November last. Mr. Halls deposed, that the Prisoner had been their Apprentice 3 Years, and that the Day aforesaid she sent him with the Box to fetch some Snuff, and he went away with it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that a Porter took the Box from him and sold it, and that he was afraid to go home for fear his Master should beat him. It not appearing to be a Felony, the Jury Acquitted him.
Mary Ann de la Fountain of St. Clements Danes was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Handle Knife and Fork value 12 s. the Goods of Robert Huets , on the 20th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner was imployed as a Charewoman , took the Goods, left her work and went away; that when she was taken she owned the Fact and told them where she had sold them; her Confession before the Justice was also read in Court. The Jury considering the matter, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
Margaret Anderson , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Silver Spurs value 30s. the Goods of Nathaniel Collins on the 12th of November last. It appeared that the Prisoner and some others were drinking a Pint of Wine behind the Prosecutor's Compter, (who was preparing to go to the Bath) and took the Spurs Her confession before the Justice was read in Court, and the Jury found her Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .
Ann Cammel , of St Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Brass Buttons value 10 d. a pair of Buckles value 1 s. a pair of Muslin Ruffles, and a Guinea and half , the Goods of Richard Dickinson , on the 23 d of September last. Mrs Dickinson deposed, that the Prisoner was her Servant , and that she sending her of an Errand she staid an Hour and Half, and came home as drunk as a Beast; that she went up with her Apprentice to search the Prisoners Pocket and found the Buttons and Buckles in it, and she confest that she took the Money out of the Drawer Rachel Pouncer deposed, that the Prisoner came into her Shop with an Oyster Woman, Drank freely and left 29 s, in he Hand to keep for her; but she did not know but that she came honestly by it. Her Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Prisoner said that Rachel Pouncer put her upon Robbing her Master, which being but a poor Excuse, the Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .
William Crocket of St. James in Westminster , was indicted for Assaulting Charles Griffith on the High-Way on the 10th of September last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 4 Guineas . It appeared that the Prosecutor was a Soldier in the Foot Guards , and had got very Drunk, and crossing the Way had like to be run over by a Coach, but reaching the Church-Yard-Wall, he fell a beating of it, that the Prisoner, (who is Corporal in the same Company with the Prosecutor) coming by accidentally, Mr. Howd(the Prosecutor's Landlord) desired him to assist in getting the Prosecutor to Bed for fear he should come to (or do) any Mischief; that with much adoe they got him up stairs and undrest him; but when they took off his Breeches he said they had robb'd him of a Hundred Pound. That the Prisoner advised his Landlord to search his Pockets, and take care of his Money, and give it to him the next Morning; that the Landlord found 3 s. in his Pocket which he shewed to those that were present, and gave them to the Prosecutor the next Morning; who then said the Prisoner had robb'd him of Four Guineas, which he had saved out of his Pay in a very little time. The Prisoner's Captain and others appeared in his behalf, who gave him a very good Character; and it seeming to be rather an Act of Friendship than a Robbery on the High Way, the Jury Acquitted him.
Thomas Woodward was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Assaulting Thomas White , Henry Harding and William Belam , on the High Way, on the 12th of August last, with an Internt to rob them . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted him.
Eleanor Stockdale , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1 Shirt and 1 Shift, the Goods of Mary Benn ; and a Handerchief , the Goods of Francis Holman , on the 30th of November last. It appeared that the Goods hung on the Lines to dry in Mrs Benn's Kitchen, and that the Prisoner (who had no manner of Business there) came in and took them, but was stopt in the Entry by one who accidentally came for an empty Cask, and the Goods found upon her. The Prisoner had nothing to say in her Defence, nor any to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty . Transportation .
Mary Oats , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat value 10 s. the Goods of Francis Fitzwicks , and a Stuff Gown and Petticoat value 10 s. the Goods of Sarah Hayes , on the 25th of November last Sarah Fowler deposed, that she seeing the Prisoner go out with a Bundle, brought her back, and found the Goods mentioned in the Indictment upon her. Sarah Hayes confirmed the same; and the Goods were produced in Court and swore to by the Prosecutors. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but had none to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
John Meakins of Isleworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing 11 Tench value 19 s. the Goods of Henry Perkins on the 10th of October last. The Prosecutor deposed that his Well-Boat was broke open and the Fish mentioned in the Indictment taken out William Clarke deposed, that his Mistress bought 6 Tench of the Prisoner on the 11th or 12th of October, and that one of them was mark'd on the Head. The Prisoner confes'd the Fact before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Jury found him Guilty .
He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Trusses of Hay , the Goods of the Countess of Westmoreland . Edward Lawrence deposed that the Ropes which bound the Hay where cut while it lay in the Marshes at Twickenham , and that he got a Warrant to search, and found the Hay in Mr. Honer's Stable. Mr. Honer deposed, that he met the Prisoner at a Publick House, and agreed with him to serve his Horse and Coult in his absence (he being going into the Country) and order'd his Servant to deliver him the Key of his Stable. His Servant deposed that he deliver'd the said Key to the Prisoner a Fortnight before the Hay was owned. Thomas Honer deposed, that he bound up the Hay, and knew it again by the particular make of the Bands, and the Colour of the Hay it being bright and Brown (some Mow-burnt) mix'd together John Ivans and James Ivans deposed, that they saw the Prisoner going with two Trusses of Hay on his Back from the Marshes. The Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also, Transportation .
Thomas Armstrong , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Brass Candlesticks, a Quartern Pot, a Glass Bottle, 3 Pints of Rum, 1 Quart of Brandy, a Dinity Wastcoat, a pair of Breeches, a Linnen Sheet and a Hoopt Petticoat , the Goods of Frances Hosborough on the 25th of November last. Mrs Richins deposed, that her Mistress (who keeps a Publick House ) sent her to the Closet to fetch a Pipe, about 9 at Night; when to her great surprise the saw a Man with a Bundle under his Arm, that she spoke to him, threw him down and took the Bundle from him, that then he got from her and she cry'd out stop Thief. Richard Richins deposed, that he hearing his Wife cry out stop Thief, followed the Prisoner and took him in a Garden under some Holley-Trees, and found the Quartern Pot mentioned in the Indictment, in his Pocket. John Baxter deposed, that he heard the Cry, and saw the Prisoner jump over the Pails of the Garden
Edward Ely was indicted by a special Commission pursuant to the Statute of 33 Hen. 8. Chap.23 for the Murder of Charles Bignell , in a Certain Island near the Dahlers in the Kingdom of Sweden in parts beyond the Seas; for that he the said Edward Ely on the 27th of September in the Sixth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty , did Murder the said Charles Bignell by giving him one Mortal Wound with a drawn Sword upon the upper part his Breast above the Left Pap, of the breadth of half Inch and the Depth of 12 Inches, of which he Instantly died .
Clement Courland Master of his Majesty's Ships the Worcester) deposed, that between 7 and 9 a Clock on Friday Night the 25th of September, 1719 he went into his Cabbin, and was follow'd by Mr. Bignell (the Deceased,) who was the First Lieutenant Mr. Cannon (the Surgeon) and Mr. Ely (the Prisoner, the Surgeon's first Mate ) that the Prisoner told the Deceased that he had been on Board the Dess , and got the Papers drawn out, and desired him to sign them (which Papers were for the Sale of the Deceesed's Share of a Prime which had been taken by the said Ship on the Coast of Scotland, to the Prisoner): that the Deceased ask'd him if another time would not do as well as them; to which the Prisoner reply'd no; he would no longer be make a property of: That the Deceased said he did not refuse to sign them, but would not be Husst into it; and bid the Prisoner take his things out of his (the Deceased's) Cabbin, where he had permitted him to lie for some time before. That the next Day the 26th in the Morning he heard several abusive Words pass between them upon the Quarter Deck, and the Deceased ordered the Prisoner to go off, which he did, and in about a Quarter of an Hour after came up again, pull'd off his Hat, and told the Deceased that he had leave from Capt. Boyle (the Commander of the said Ship) to walk the Quarter Deck when he pleased, to which the Deceased reply'd be might walk and be damn'd. That the same Day before Noon the Deceased told him (this Evidence) that the Captain had given him leave for the Boat to go on Shore when he would, to do himself Justice; that he (this Evidence) told him it were best let alone; but if he must do it, he had better defer it till he come to England, for it might be of very ill conse quence to him there; that he made light of his Advice, , and went out of his Cabbin. That in the Evening the Prisoner came upon the Deck, and told one of his (this Evidence's) Mates, that he had got the Captain's leave for a Boat to carry him a Shore the next Morning. That the next Morning (being Sunday the 27th) the Prisoner came into his Cabbin before he was up, and ask'd him for a Dram; that when he (this Evidence) arose, he heard that the Prisoner and the Deceased were gon-a-Shore; and in a Quarter of an Hour the Boat came aboard with the Corps of the Deceased with several Wounds some clear through. Then this Evidence being ask'd some Questions by the Prisoner, farther deposed that the Deceased and the Prisoner till this time were very great Friends, and that the Prisoner had lent the Deceased both Money and Necessaties several times; that the Deceased was apt to give Foul Words, and be Quarrelsome, and that this Evidence had parted with him on Account of the ill Language be had received from him That the Prisoner behaved himself all along very Civilly, and was not at all given to Quarrel.
William Cannon , (Surgeon of the said Ship the Worcester) deposed that the Prisoner was his first Mate, and that he being in the Master's Cabbin the 25th of September 1719 heard the prisoner ask the Deceased to sign the Papers who told him he would not sign it then; there were Times and Seasons; upon which the Prisoner told him be would not be made a Property; that he should sign it, and pay him what he owed him before he went out of the Ship; upon which the Deseased said, he would pay him the Money as soon as he had it, but would not sign the Paper at all, being not to be huss'd into it. That a little while after, as he was walking on the Quarter Deck (where the Deceased also came and walked) he saw the Deceased's Servant and the Prisoner getting the Prisoner's things out of the Deceased's Cabbin; after they had taken four or five turns, the Prisoner came up, and he and the Deceased began to reproach each other with normal Obligations, and amongst others, the Deceased told the Prisoner, that he had been greatly favour'd in being admitted to walk the Quarter Deck. To which the Prisoner reply'd that he had been admitted to the Society of Lieutenants aboard other Ships as well as this and received as many Favours from them, and said to him, you are my officer here, and insist upon Privileges but what are we when we are ashore? to which the Deceased answered, I am Charles Bignell and you are Edward Ely . Upon which the Prisoner said be believed him to be like an Old Woman, and could do nothing but Scold. That he (this Evidence) went after wards to the Deceased to endeavour to mitigate the Matter, advising him to sign the Paper, telling him that he believed that the Prisoner was in Drink, or else he would not have used him so. To which the Deceased reply'd Drink is no Excuse for Rudeness; he shan't lye in my Cabbin any longer nor will I forgive him; for he has as good as challenged me; nor will I sign the Paper; for I am not to be huss'd into Compliance. That the next Morning about 10 or 11 a Clock he found the Deceased walking on one side of the Quarter Deck, and the Prisoner on the other side; that he asked the Prisoner where he had lain the last Night, who answered, that he had lain with Mr Weston (the Second Lieutenant) in his Bed, who gave him a Can of Elip before they went to Bed; and then told him that the Deceased had ordered him off the Quarter Deck, but Capt.Boyle had ordered him on again; and told him, that if he had a mind to do himself Justice, he should do it; thereby making an Uriah of him. That presently after the Deceased came to him and told him that the Prisoner had Challenged him before the whole Quarter Deck, and had told him that if he did not do him Justice he would post him for a Coward; that he (this Evidence) told the Deceased he was sorry for it, and again begg'd of him to sign the Paper to put an end to the Difference. That about 2 or 3 a Clock the Prisoner came to him on the Quarter Deck and made a Protection that he would do himself Justice let the Consequence be what it would. That he told him to Morrow was Sunday, and he hoped he would not do it then; upon which the Prisoner asked him if he thought he was Child? and said, to morrow is my Birth-Day, on which I am 30 years of Age; and perhaps it may be the Day of my Death; I have but one Life so left. Upon which he told him, that if he could prevail with the Deceased to sign the Paper he hoped that would put an end to the matter; to which the Prisoners reply'd perhaps it may, and perhaps it may not; as he will. That afterwards, he (this Evidence) went into the Master's Cabbin to consult with him how to prevent the Mischief that might arise from the aforementioned Dispute, and then went again to the Deceased to persuade him to sign the Paper and prevent the mischief which might otherwise ensue; but the Deceased told him that he spent his Breach in vain, for it was not consistent with his Honour to sign it, because it would be to sign himself a Coward; and he was not to be huss'd and bully'd into a Compliance; that the Deceased said his Principles were as honest as any man's, and that he did not intend to Wrong the Prisoner nor any Man; but to pay him as soon as he was able; and that he meant to have sign'd the Paper if the Prisoner had not used him in such a manner; but now he would never forgive him nor Drink with him, nor sit where he was. That the next Morning he was call'd up about 6 o, Clock and found the Deceased dead on the Quarter Deck. That he had 8 Wounds, one whereof was over the Left Pap, through the Left Lobe of the Lungs, coming out under the Armpit, which he judged to be the Cause of his Death. And that about Half an Hour after the Prisoner was brought aboard, and he drest a Wound he had received. That on Saturday the 10th of October following, when Mr. Ely was a Prisoner aboard the said Ship, he told him, that the Captain might have prevented it. This Evidence being ask'd by the Prisoner, further deposed, that the Deceased and the Prisoner were intimate Friends, and the Prisoner very serviceable to him; that the Deceased used to jangle with the Officers, and had once threatened to Cane him (this Evidence) when he should meet him on Shore, to which he (this Evidence) reply'd to the Deceased, that he would not be served by him as he had served Capt. Clarke. And that the Prisoner was Well-behaved, and never given to Quarrel.
Daniel Clarke (Midshipman) deposed, that he heard the Deceased ask the Prisoner what was the matter that he was so hasty for his signing the Paper, and told him that he did not deny signing it, but another time might do as well; to which the Prisoner reply'd he would not be made a Property of: And then one of them Challenged the other; but he could not tell which, and the Deceased said the Boat is now boisting out, and he would go ashore with him directly; to which the Prisoner reply'd, No you are my Officer now, but if you don't see me, I'll post you, for you will talk and Chatter, and that's all you can do. That soon after the Deceased bid the Prisoner go look after the Sick Men; to which he reply'd you are not my Captain now, for Capt. Boyle's come aboard again. That the Prisoner in the Evening ask'd Mr. Young (the Master's first Mate) whether he had the Morning Watch, who told him No; then the Prisoner
Andrew Whitton deposed, that the Prisoner came on the Quarter Deck the 27th of September 1719. That he went into the Master's Cabbin, and fetch him (this Evidence) a Cann of Elip; that then he went to the Deceased's Cabbin Door and having just opened it, said something to him; that about half an Hour after 5 a Clock the Boat was lower'd and Mann'd for him; and he gave his Sword to the Cox-swain, bidding him to take as much care of it as he would of his Blood, and so followed him into the Boat, and put off directly. That immediately after the Deceased came to him and asked him who was gone ashore, and he told him; and the Deceased said he would be with him presently; that the Coxswain came back with the Boat, and told the Deceased that the Prisoner gave his Service to him and desired him to make haste for it was very cold; who reply'd he might be there time enough to his Cost; that he went into the Boat, and about a quarter of an Hour after the Boat return'd with Mr. Bignell dead. That the Boat was order'd ashore again to fetch the Prisoner, and he went with the second Lieutenant (Mr. Wiston) and the Prisoner voluntarily surrender'd himself to them. That some time after he told him (this Evidence) that he was put upon it by a certain Person (and pointed at Mr. Wiston's Cabbin-Door) who he said was a Rogue or else he had not done it.
James Navis (Coxswain) deposed, that he was called up the 27th of September, 1719 about 5 in the Morning to Man the Boat, which he did; and the Prisoner came into it, and bid him put him ashore on a very small island which the Ship lay against; that when he had set him ashore be ordered him to go to the Ship and give his Service to the Deceased and tell him that it was a very cold Morning, and that he could not stay long. That when he returned to the Ship he found the Deceased walking the Quarter Deck and deliver'd the Message; to which he reply'd, I may be ashore by and by to his Sorrow. That the Deceased gave him a pair of Pistols wrapt up in red Bays, bidding him carry them into the Boat, and presently after came in himself, bidding him row him to the Place where the Prisoner was. That when they came there the Deceased unbutton'd his Wastcoat, and bid him mind that he was naked Breasted; that then he order'd the Boats Crew to stay in the Boat, and he (this Evidence) to follow him with the Pistols; that when he came up to the Prisoner he shook him by the Hand, and ask'd what he wanted with him; that he did not hear what Answer he made; but the Deceased said we shall decide this matter presently, and then gave the Prisoner some Pistol Cartridges, bidding him take his Choice of the Pistols. That thereupon the Deceased came to the Right Side of him, and the Prisoner to his Left, in order as he thought to take the Pistols from him. That the Prisoner's Sword was in his Left Hand in the Scabbard. That the Deceased stooping upon some Occasion or other, (he knew not what) the Prisoner drew his Sword, and struck the Deceased 2 or 3 times with it over his Head; upon which the Deceased leapt from him to draw his Sword; but before he could do it the Prisoner run him into the Belly, and the Left Breast over the Left Pap: That the Deceased having got out his Sword made two or three Passes at the Prisoner; but his Sword faulter'd in his Hand; and the Prisoner continued pushing at him till he fell with his Legs under him. That it was all done in about three Minutes, and then this Evidence called the Boat's Crew to take Care of the Deceased, who when they took hold of him he said, This Villian hath kill'd me before I drew my Sword; and died immediately.
John Burd , William Baker and John Slade (the Persons who together with the former Evidence, James Knaves , Rowed the Prisoner and the Deceased ashore and saw what past there) confirm'd the former Evidence, particularly the Prisoner's striking the Deceased over the Head, and Stabbing him two or three times before the Deceased drew his Sword, and that the Deceased said of the Prisoner, The Villian hath Kill'd me before I drew my Sword.
Mr. Caxman the Surgeon being call'd again, deposed that the Deceased had no Wound in his Belly.
George Weston (Second Lieutenant of the said Ship) being call'd by the Prisoner, deposed that he heard the Deceased tell the Prisoner, that if he lov'd Fighting he would give him enough of it; to which the Prisoner reply'd, No, if ever I quarrel it shall be on the right sake of the Hedge; you are my Officer. That the Captain gave the Prisoner leave for the Boat, when assured the Captain that the Deceased and himself were Friends, and that he was only going for his Health. That when he went to fetch the Prisoner off from the Island he readily surrender'd himself, and gave him his Sword and the Pistol Cartridges, and told this Evidence that the Deceased Spit in his Face and called him Villain. That the Prisoner had lent the Deceased Money when at Sheernesse to go to London with. That the Deceased was foul Mouth and Quarrelsome. And that he heard the Deceased challenge the Prisoner, who reply'd, on, No, you are my Officer. That this Evidence coming up the had bent the Point of his Sword and gave Armouror to straighten on the Saturday, but without any view of fighting. That the Prisoner took that Sword without his Knowledge. That he has known the Prisoner to be very Good Humour'd, not given to Quarrel, but has made up several Quarrels.
George Young deposed, that the Prisoner came upon the Quarter Deck, and told him he had the Boat in the Morning, and desired him to call him at Four a Clock; that the Prisoner turn'd out before Four, and this Evidence asking him where he was going, he answered on Shore for his Health, and that when he return'd he would give him part of a Bottle of Wine, it being his Birth Day.
Mr. Symonds deposed that the Occasion of the Quarrel was relating to a Prize which they had taken on the Coast of Scotland bound from Rotterdam to the Isle of Man, and the Captain having received a Letter concerning that Affair, said he believed it would not be condemn'd as Prize; that the Deceased offer'd to sell his Share of it for a Guineas, which the Prisoner agreed to give for it: but on the Prisoner's applying to him to assign over the same to him he refused, and called the Prisoner all the Rogues and ill Names imaginable. That the Deceased was a Foul Mouth'd, censurious Man as ever God put Gut in; and was very abusive to Capt Boyle, abused his Friends that Fed and Clothed him, and every Body else; that he wore the Prisoner's Shirts and borrowed his Money. That the Deceased ingratiated himself with the Sailors, and set them against the Officers.
Richard Chamberlain deposed, that he knew the Deceased, who was second Lieutenant on board the Gibraltor, for 16 Months, while this Evidence was first Lieutenant of the said Ship; that he affronted and abused him on Board; struck and kickt him, insomuch that he was forc'd to get his Discharge.
Richard Armstrong (Armourer) deposed, that Mr. Weston brought a Sword to him to streighten on the Saturday, and that he having made a little dent in the doing of it, took his File to smooth it, but did not Sharpen it; which was the same Sword the Prisoner did the Fact with.
Mr. Hunt deposed, that he was on the View of the Deceased's Body twice, and found about 18 Wounds, but no Wound in the Belly; that on the Left Breast was Mortal: That the Prisoner had 2 Wounds, one Three Inches and half deep, the other Four inches, made by a Sword. That if the Deceased had received the Wound in his Breast first, he believed he could not have stood to receive the others afterward, but he might have made some Resistance.
The Prisoner called Mr. Jackson and Mr. Paul who gave the Deceased the Character of a foul-mouth, malicious, quarrelsom Person, and the Prisoner a very good Character; which good Character of the Prisoner was confirm'd by Four or Five other Gentlemen.
After a long Tryal, and impartial hearing of all the Evidence on both sides, the Jury found the Prisoner Guilty . Death .
Samuel Boice of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Cox , on the 28th of October last in the Night time, and taking thence 2 Linnen Bags and 7 l. in Money . The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner had been his Servant , and was drinking in his House the Evening before; that when he came down in the Morning he mist his Money, and suspecting the Prisoner got a Warrant, and found part of it thrust into a Truss of Hay in the Hayloft where he lay that Night, and then he told them where he had hid the rest, viz. in a Hole he had dug under the Manger in another Stable; and that he hid himself in one of the Vaults till all were gone to Bed, and then went into the Bar and took the Money; then went into the Cellar, unbolted the Door and let himself out; this was confirm'd by 3 other Evidences, and his Confession before the Justice was read in Court, but the Burglary not being sufficiently proved, the Jury acquitted him of that, and found him Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .
Mary any of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Apron value 2 s. the Goods of Mary James on the 21st of September last, but the Evidence not being Sufficient the Jury Acquitted her.
Othrinton Wratham and James Lacey , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , were indicted, the former for privately stealing 1080 Yards of Sailcloth, value 90 l. in the Warehouse of John Hide Esq ; on the 10th of November last, and James Lacey for receiving the same knowing it to be stole . Richard Mannel deposed, that he lookt after Capt. Hides Warehouse andRichard Lever 's, that there was another Barge lay between that and the Warehouse. - Lacey deposed, that his Brother (one of the Prisoners) came to him to the Cornish Mount, and ask'd him if he would earn Half a Crown; that he told him he was engaged in other Business, and called the former Evidence, who went along with him. Lacey owned that he had carried Goods several times for Wratham and that he had received 16 Guineas of Mr. Lever, and gave Wratham 13 of them, and kept the other 3 himself. The Fact being very plain against them, the Jury found them both Guilty . Wratham as Principal, Death . and Lacey as Accessory. Transportation .
Susan Divine Durvine , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniosly stealing a pair of Silver Candlesticks, a Silver Salver, a Silver Mug, a Silver Cup, 6 Spoons, &c. the Goods of Alexander Tweeds on the 20th of September last, but it appearing to be a malicious Prosecution, the Jury Acquitted her, and the Court granted her a Copy of her Indictment.
Ann Thompson , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for felouiously stealing 4 Stuff Bed Curtains, 3 Stuff Basis of a Bed, and a Linnen Sheet the Goods of Delaver Ireland on the 21st of October last. But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury Acquitted her.
Thomas Elmes , of the Precinct of the Savoy , was indicted for Assaulting William Halliwell on the High Way, on the 10th of October last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 10 s. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going by the Savoy about the dusk of the Evening the Day aforesaid, the Prisoner took hold of him, pull'd him down under the Gateway of the Savoy, swore he wanted Money, bid him ask no Questions for if he did he would stick him to the Heart; that he gave the Prisoner Half a Crown, but he swore he wanted more and if he did not give him some he would Mob him; whereupon he gave him the rest: that the Prisoner swore if the Prosecutor knew him he should be murder'd in 3 Days, and held him so fast by the Neckcloth that he could not call out; that he (the Prosecutor) beckon'd to 2 Soldiers, but they would not come up; and that the Prisoner afterwards went down and the Soldiers with him into the Savoy: that he had seen the Prisoner once before run out of Chancery Lane into the Temple, and some People run after him, who said that he had robb'd Somebody in Lincoln's Inn; that he was sure the Prisoner was the same Person, for he held him so long under the Gateway in the Savoy that he knew him again. That he took the Prisoner in St. Paul's, about 3 Weeks ago, when he owned before the Justice that he had the Money, but said that he (the Prosecutor) lent it him. John Parker confirmed their taking of him in St. Paul's, and the Prisoners owning his having the Money, and that he said the Prosecutor lent it him and promised that he would make it up 40 s. Cole deposed, that he was present when the Prisoner was in Custody in Fester-Lane; and that the Prisoner said they should not keep him without an Officer, and would have gone away: that he owned he was not acquainted with the Prosecutor, though he said the Prosecutor had lent him 40 s. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he saw the Prosecutor in the Act of Sodomy, who when he saw the Prisoner he run away; that he afterwards met the Prosecutor, who took him to an Alehouse and gave him (the Prisoner) Half a Crown; that the Prosecutor met him afterwards and gave him Money, and told him he would lend him 40 s. and appointed to meet him at St. Paul's that time he took him up. He call'd one Evidence to corroborate his Defence. But the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty . Death .
Jane Maccopney , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Broad Piece, 4 Guineas and 8 s. in Money from the Person of Stephen Davis , on the 8th of September last, but no Evidence appearing against her, the Jury Acquitted her.
Magdalen Bucknel , of St. Giles without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Key, a Blanket, an Ivory Comb and a Towel , the Goods of Thomas Nash . She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Hand kerchiefs, a double Clout, and a Bible . She was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Silk Handkerchiefs the Goods of John Robinson , and 2 Silk Handkerchiefs the Goods of Sarah Robinson the twenty seventh of August last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted her.
Elizabeth Jones , Elizabeth Asop and Dorothy Bestock were indicted for felloniously stealing 3 Guineas, a Half Guinea, a Quarter Guinea, and 7 s. 6 d. in Money in the Dwelling House of Mary Roebottom , on the 11th of November last. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted them.
Margaret Field of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Shirts, 2 Neckcloths, a pair of Silk Stockings, 2 pair of Shoes, 3 Holland Sheets, a Quilt, a Lace Head, a Damask Table Cloth, &c. the Goods of Edward Ely , on the 11th of November last. She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a Ring set with Diamonds value 4 l. 10 s. But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury Acquitted her.
William Ockendon , Junior of Chiswick , (about Sixteen Years of Age) was indicted for the Murder of John Haley (a Youth about the same Age) on the 24th of September last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Gun charged with Gunpowder and small Shot, under the Left Arm, of the breadth of one Inch and the depth of two Inches, of which he instantly died . He was also indicted on the Coroners Inquest for killing the said John Haley by Misfortune. It appeared that the Prisoner and the Deceased were intimate Friends, and had been a Fowling together that Day; that when the Prisoner came home he Shot at a Bird in a Tree, the Deceased not being then in Sight, and that another Gun went off at the same time; that when he understood the Deceased was shot, and thinking that it might be done by his shooting at the Bird, he said he was very sorry for it, and had rather it had been himself. That it was 25 Foot distance between the Place where the Prisoner stood when he Shot off his Gun and that where the Deceased fell, and that the Deceased had no scattering Shot at all about him, and his Clothes were burnt with the Flash, and another Gun being heard to go off at the same time, the Prisoner observed that it was most likely to be the Deceased's own Gun which shot him. The Jury considering the whole matter, brought him in Not Guilty .
Matth.ew Cheston of Hadley , was indicted for Assaulting Richard Hadley on the High Way on the 12th of July last, putting him in fear and taking from him 2 Half Guineas . The Prosecutor deposed that as he was coming to London in his Coach with Four Horses, his Wife, Mother and Sister being in the Coach with him. between Potters Bar and Barnet , a Man on a Light Grey Horse rode up to the Coach with a Gun, and demanded their Money, Purses, Rings, Watches, etc. that he gave him two Half Guineas, and his Mother, Wife and Sister gave him their Purses, that he verily believed the Prisoner to be the Person, but could not swear it. His Wife, Sister and Coachman confirm'd his Evidence, but neither of them could swear positively to the Prisoner. Who called several Evidences to prove that he was in London at the same time; the Jury Acquitted him.
Tristrum Flower , William Tanner , Abraham Taylor , Robert Coxed , William Underwood and Roger Stacey , of St. Brides ; were indicted for a Misdemeanour by entring into a Confederacy and combining together on the 3d of October last, and several other times, to raise their Prices to excessive Rates, contrary to the Statute of 2 and 3, Edward 6 in that Case made and provided . It appeared that the Prisoners had a Club at the Pied Bull near Bridewell , (which they called the Journeymen's Club) where they summon'd all the young Journeymen to meet; that they met several times, and agreed to raise their Prices; that they got a Paper Printed of what Prices they agreed to have, or not to work. That the Curriers Company summond them to the Hall, and asked them what made them uneasy, and told them if they were any ways agrieved they should be , order'd the Clerk to read the Stature to them, the By Laws of the Company, and their own Oaths: that they said, that they look'd on their By Laws only as Bugbears; deliver'd in a Printed Paper of the Prices they insisted on, and said they would abide by them; that they had several other Meetings but they said that they had all agreed to have the Prices set down in the Printed Paper, and would stand by it. The Jury considering the whole matter, found them Guilty . Fined 20 Marks each , and 3 Months Imprisonment .
Jacob William Harris was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Counterfeiting a Letter from the Earl of Sunderland to George Gregory Esq . requiring him to Subscribe for a Book entitled the History of the Illustrious and Royal House of Hanover under King George . The Prosecutor deposed
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THE Christian Monitor, containing an Earnest Exhortation to an Holy Life: With some Directions in order thereto. Written in a plain and easie Stile, for all sorts of People. Price 3 d. but 20 s. a Hundred to those that give them away.
A Sermon concerning the Excellency and Usefulness of the Common-Prayer. Preached by William Beveridge , D. D. (late Lord Bishop of St. Asaph) at the Opening of the Parish-Church of St. Peter's Cornhill, London, the 27th of November, The Twenty-fourth Edition. price 3 d. but 20 s. a Hundred to those that give them away.
A Treatise of Sacramental Covenanting with Christ: Shewing the Ungodly their Contempt of Christ, in their Contempt of the Sacramental Covenant. And calling them (not to a Profanation of this Holy Ordinance, but) to an Understanding, Serious, Entire Dedication of themselves to God in the Sacramental Covenant, and a Believing Commemoration of the Death of Christ. Written by J. Rawlet, B. D. Author of the Christian Monitor. The Seventh Edition. price 3 s.
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Books Lately Publish'd.
1. Dr. Mather's Christian Philosopher. 2. Mr. Browne's Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 3. Mr. Grosvenor's Essay on Health. 4. Mr. Watt's Guide to Prayer, the 2d. Edition. 5. Mr. Wright's Treatise of being Born again, the 4th Edit. 6. Mr. Owen's Validity of the Dissenting Ministry. 7. Mr. Clark on the Promises of Scripture. 8. Mr. Murry's Christians Pattern. 9. Mr. Turner's Exercises to the Accidence, the 2d. Edit. 10. The Occasional Papers in 3 Vols. 11. The Family Instructor in 2 Vols. the 8th Edition. 12. Memories of the Church of Scotland.
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