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:
Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, being the 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th of September, 1722. in the Ninth Year of His M A J E S T Y's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM STEWART , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Fortescue; Sir William Thomson , Kt. Recorder; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and Country of Middlesex.
Isaac Hulman , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Gelding, value 7 l. the Goods of Robert Sayer , on the 24th of August last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor (by information from Sir Francis Forbes Clerk) found his Horse at the Py'd Bull and Gate in West-Smithfield. Richard Scott depos'd, that he bought the Horse for 3 l. of the prisoner, who afterwards confest he stole it. Guilty .
Barbara Fox , of St. James Dukes Place , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Isaac Abrams , 3 Silver Spoons, value 30 s. and other Things , on the 14th of August last. It appear'd that the prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, the Goods were missed, and she being examin'd, confest where she had pawn'd them. Guilty to the value of 39 s.
Richard Oxer , alias Oxly, alias Thomas Hudson , of St. Mary Bassishaw , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of James Testard , and taking 2 Silver Salvers, val. 4 l. 14 s. and other Things, on the 23rd of August last, about 8 in the Morning . It appear'd that the prisoner came into the House, open'd the Boussetts and took the Plate; and was apprehended in the Fact, with the Goods upon him, He said little in his Defence, and being an old Offender, the Jury found his guilty .
Thomas Sly , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing out of the House of Rebeccah Farmer , 8 pair of Silk Gloves, val. 12 s. and other Things to the value of 39 s. on the 15th of August last. It appear'd that the prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and the Goods were lost. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he took the Goods to pawn out of meer necessity, intending to fetch'em home again, Guilty .
Ann Morris , Widdow , of St. Dunstan in the West, was indicted for the Murder of her Female Bastard Instant, by willfully throwing it (as soon as born alive) into a House of Ease, where it was smother'd and instantly dy'd. She was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for the said Murder. Elizabeth Hope depos'd, that suspecting the prisoner, who had lodg'd about half a Year in the same House, to be with Child, she tax'd her with it; who said it was a Tympany she had had 4 or 5 Years, having got cold in her Lying-in. The Sunday following she went quite away, and on the Thursday after there being occasion to open the Necessary House, the Child was found by Robert Sanders , who confirm'd that part of the Evidence; upon which the succeeding Saturday the prisoner was taken. - Cooper, the Midwife, depos'd, that on viewing the dead Infant, she found it was a Female, and full grown; and asking the prisoner if she had provided for it, she said No indeed, Mrs. Cooper, I've provided nothing; I would not tell a lie for the world. Guilty .
John Nicholas , of St. Brides , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Daniel Wisher , 2 Jacobus's, value 50 s. 2 half Carolus's value 23 s. and other Things , on the 25th of July last. Daniel Wisher depos'd, that the prisoner had been his Servant , and the Goods being mist, and he examin'd, some of the Goods were found upon him, and he confest the Fact. In his Defence he said, he was drawn into the These by two young Men of his Acquaintance. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.
William Gilbert , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Beasly , 10 Yards of Sprig'd Callico, value 50 s. on the 21 st. of July last. It appear'd that a Soldier was seen to take the Goods out of the Prosecutor's Shop, and give'em to the prisoner, who ran away with them; but being pursued, dropt the Goods, and was secured by John Bristow , one of the Blue-Coats belonging to Bridewell. In his Defence he said, that he heard the cry of Stop Thief, and ran after the Rogue, saw him drop the Goods, which he took up, and still pursued the other; but was prevented by the young Man that stopt him. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d .
Hannah Brinsdon depos'd, that about 9 at Night, her Mother (the Deseas'd) sitting on the Bed, and suckling her Child, ask'd her Father (the prisoner) what she should have for Supper? he answer'd, Bread and Cheese, can't you eat that as well as the Children? No, says she, I want a bit of Meat. I have no Money to buy you any says he. You know, says the Deceased, I have had, but little to day. D...n ye, ye Bitch , says the prisoner, I'll stick ye the next Word that ye speak. The Deceas'd again askt for Meat, and then the prisoner pushed her back with his Left Hand, and stab'd her under the Breast with the Knife which he had in his Right Hand. This Evidence seeing the Blood flow so fast from her Mother, ran and took the Child from her Breast; and her elder Sister Betty, crying, Lord Father, you have murder'd my Mother! he swore, D...n, ye Bitches, hold your Tongues, or I'll stick you too. And then putting the Knife into his Mouth, he sent this Evidence for Sugar and Basilicon; which having applie'd to the Wound, he went away, and the Deceas'd dy'd in about half an Hour after. James Welch , Constable, depos'd, that two days after, by means of a Letter to Mrs. Horn in Bridewell Precinct, he found the prisoner a bed at (or near) Mr. Keys's, a Barbers at Shadwell Dock. The Surgeon depos'd that the Wound was mortal, and he could perceive no motion of her Pulse. Several of the prisoner's Neighbours confirm'd the Girl's Evidence, and depos'd, that the prisoner was a very ill Husband, often abusing and beating his Wife, and using her barbarously upon the least provocation. The prisoner in his Defence said, that upon his Wife's asking for Meat for Supper, he deny'd her; whereupon she said, if I can't have it here, I'll go out and get it. He desired her to stay, and while he was cutting a piece of Bread's for one of the Children, his Wife being (as he term'd it) half Speed, and wanting to go to her Companions at the Gin Shop , endeavour'd to slip behind him; which he observing, turn'd about with the Knife in his Hand, to prevent her, and she in Strugling to get out, thrust her self against it before he was aware. Guilty .
John Smith , of Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing from Thomas Philpot , a Common Prayer Book and a Handkerchief , on the 29th of May last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, he was acquitted .
Abigal Leavy of Aldgate , was indicted for assaulting and taking from Ann Newcomb , a Child , a pair of Gold Ear-Rings, value 7 s. 6 d. on the 17th of August last; but the Evidence being too weak, she was acquitted .
Richard Read , of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hood, value 5 s. a Shirt, 2 s. and a Suit of Lac'd Headcloaths 10 s. the Goods of James Hamilton , on the 27th of May last. To which Indictment he pleaded guilty .
Thomas Jennings , alias Ghenning , of Pancras was indicted for assaulting John Wharton on the Highway, and taking from him 11 s. in Money . He was a 2d time indicted for assaulting Avis, the Wife of John Freeman , on the Highway, and taking from her 6 s. the Money of John Freeman . He was a 3d time indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Freeman , Spinster , on the Highway, and taking from her a Purse, value 1 s. and 4 s. in Money , on the 25th of July last. John Wharton, his Wife, Avis and Elizabeth Freeman depos'd, that coming in a Coach from Bellsize House at Hamstead, between 8 and 9 in the Evening, betwixt Fig lane and the Turn-pike at Totenham court , a Foot pad stopt the Coachman, and before he spoke, fir'd into the Coach, and then demanded their Money, and took from Mr. Wharton about 10 or 11 s. from Mrs. Avis Freeman 5 or 6 s. from Mrs. Eliz. Freeman a purple and yellow Silk Purse, with a half Crown, a 6 Pence, a silver Groat and silver 3 Pence in it; (which Purse, with the same pieces of Money in it, were produced in Court) but Company coming up, he took nothing from Mrs. Wharton. This Evidence was confirm'd by Roberts the Coachman. Mr. Woodson,-- Newgan, - Hogan, and - Lilly, depos'd, that walking together from Bellsize, and suspecting there was a Robbery, they drew their Swords, and ran towards the Road, where they saw the prisoner sliding by the side of a Dunghill. Mr. Hongan pursued him, and threw him down; the prisoner then threw some Money in the Grass, and afterwards thrust his Hand into the Grass; where, upon search, the Purse and Money were sound. He call'd the bellsize Guards, but they were not over hasty in coming. John Theobold depos'd, that coming by the same place next day, he found a Pistol discharged, and a Mask, near the Dunghill, which were produc'd in Court. One came from the prisoner, then in Newgate, to look for the Purse, which, he said, the prisoner told him he hid in the Grass. John Radford depos'd, that the prisoner being delivered to his Charged by Justice Miller, be found 13 s. and 8 d. 2 Bullets and 2 Flints, in his Pocket. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he ran from Mr. Hogan. because he feared he had some ill design; that when he was taken and charg'd with a Robbery, he offer'd to go with them without resistance. That neither the Gentleman not Ladies that were rob'd, nor the Coachman, could swear he was the Man; and that the other Witnesses could not prove that he put the Purse in the Grass. The Jury found him guilty .
Henry Banks , of Fulham , was indicted for that he, in Company with Richard Vincent , not yet taken, did feloniously steal a Cock, value 1 s. a Drake 18 d. 4 Ducks, 6 s. 6 d. and 6 Hens, 6 s. the Goods of Thomas Larkin . The Witnesses that charged the prisoner being run away, the Jury acquitted him.
Arthur Casy , and John Casy , of St.Martin in the Fields , were indicted, for that they, in Company with John Lavy, alias Junks , did assault Michael Honeybourn , and take from him a Watch, value 40 s. on the 24th of April last. Michael Honeybourn depos'd, that being in Mr. Mason's Skettle Ground, at Plimlico , he was knock'd down Mason's Cellar, and being helpt up again, mist his Watch. John Carrol deposed'd, that Hughs being committed to Tothill Bridewell for cutting off a Woman's Pocket, confest to him that Junks sold the Watch for 20 s. of which he kept 10 himself, and gave 5 s. to him, and 5 to Casy. Robert Kirk , Constable, deposed, that Casy being taken up for robbing Mr. Wright confest this Robbery, in hopes to be made an Evidence. The prisoners said little in their Defence, and call'd no body to their Reputation. Both Guilty .
Hugh Towers , and Mary Nichols , alias Wetherly, alias Towers , of Aldgate , were indicted for stealing out of the House of Elizabeth Evans , a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. on the 24th of July last. It appeared that the prisoners came to Evans's House, and called for Drink, which was brought them in a Silver Tankard. Soon after they went away, and left a Tankard behind them which prov'd to be Pewter. Upon inquiry the Silver Tankard was found hid under a Bed at a House in Spittlefields, which Mary Nichols used to frequent. The prisoners in their Defence said, that the Room they sat in was a thorow fare, and next the Street; and therefore though they left it there, yet others might come in and take it. The Jury acquitted them.
Nathaniel Allen , alias John Wright, alias Joseph Wright, alias John Marshall , and Richard Robinson , alias Humphry Jones , of St. Mary at Newington , were indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Joshua Court , a Silver Cup, value 3 l. 15 s. a Watch, 5 l. and other Things , on the 29th of June last. It appeared that the prisoners lodg'd with the Prosecutor, who coming home one Night, found their Drawers broke open, and the Goods and prisoners gone; and that some of the Goods were found by Allen's Information, at a Goldsmiths in Bishopsgate street The prisoners in their Defence, said they ow'd Money, and their Creditors hearing where they lodg'd, they were forc'd to abscond to shun being affected. They were acquitted .
Walker Green , of St. Bennet Paul's Wharf , was indicted for stealing out of the House of Mary Bugby , a Gold Watch, value 20 l. and a Gold Watch, 30 l . It appeared that the Watches being lost. Warnings were delivered out to Goldsmiths and Pawnbrokers, by means
Thomas Fisher , (a Boy ) of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted, for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 18 d. from the Person of Philip Gascoign , on the 20th of August last. Philip Gascoign deposed, that being at a Funeral, he mist his Handkerchief, and took the prisoner with it in his Hand. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
John Surbot , of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Handkerchiefs, val. 1 s. the Goods of Persons unknown, on the 20th of August last. Philip Gascoign deposed, that after they had taken Fisher, they seized this prisoner, and found 2 Handkerchiefs tuck'd up under his Armpits, which he said he had of Fisher. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Jane Peck , of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Thomas Churcher , 1 pair of Buck Skin Breeches , value 18 s. two pair of Doe, 30 s. and 13 pair of Sheep, 3 l. on the 18th of July last. It appeared that the Goods were lost, and the prisoner being examined, confest that he had sold 1 pair to Mr. Harris, another to Mr. Daniel, both Brandy Shops on London Bridge; and 13 pair in Pepper Alley. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.
John Downs , of Alhallows the Great . was indicted for privately stealing (in Company with William Brain , not yet taken) out of the Warehouse of the East India Company , one Hundred Weight of Tea, value 50 l. the Goods of Persons unknown, on the 5th of July last. Richard Wade deposed, that the prisoner, who was a Servant in the East India Warehouse , and Brian, often brought Tea in their Pockets and Bags to the Bell and Coopers Arms in Bush lane, where Brian sold 9 or 10 pound at a time, for 7 s. a pound; for which the prisoner had 5 s. and that about a Hundred Weight had been dispos'd of that way. Edward Ward deposed, that the prisoner being taken, owned he had received 15 s. for Tea; and that Jackson who kept the Alehouse, and bought some, was fled. The prisoner in his Defence, deny'd the Fact, and brought several creditable Gentlemen to his Reputation. The Jury acquitted him.
Sir Charles Burton , Bart. of St. Gregory , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Joseph Ward , a Cornelian Seal set in Gold, value 15 s. on the 12th of July last. It appeared that the prisoner cheapened a Seal at Mr. Ward's Shop, but could not agree upon the price. Mrs. Kirton missing a Seal, and observing a Handkerchief in his Hand, desired him to shake it, which he did, holding one corner of it fast; but she took it from him, and the Seal dropt out. The prisoner in his Defence said, he knew not how the Seal came there, unless she put it there. Some of his Neighbours gave him the Character of a civil Gentleman, come of a good Family in Lincolnshire, but lately, by Misfortunes, reduc'd. Guilty to the value of 4 s. and 10 d.
William Sladden , of St. Mary at Hill . was indicted for returning from Transportation before the expiration of 14 Years . It appeared that the prisoners being convicted at Maidstone for Burglary, was shipt off for Transportation; and with 19 more made a rising, and got off in the Downs. In his Defence, he deny'd that he was the same Man. Guilty .
William Hilton , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Benjamin Perry 24 Leather Soles, value 9 s. on the 25th of August last. It appeared that the Prosecutor lost his Leather, and the prisoner was discovered by offering it to sale at an under price. Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
Martha Inkhorn , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Nathaniel Hat , a Pocket Looking Glass, value 5 s. a pair of Ruffles, 5 s. on the 6th of August last. It appear'd, that Mr. Hat's Goods being taken upon a disputed Execution, the prisoner convey'd away several things; but Mr. Hat, whose property they were, acknowledging that it was done by his order: the Jury acquitted her.
William Bowl , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the House of John Badcock , and taking thence 3 Peruques, value 3 l. 8 Razors 11 s. 24 oz. of Human Hair 20 s. on the 2d. of July last. It appear'd that the prisoner was Journy Man to Mr. Badcock; who mist his Goods, and upon enquiry found several upon the prisoner. In his defence he said, he found the wigs in his masters shop. Guilty to the value of 4s. 10d.
James Bulpin , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding, value 5l. the Goods of John Johnson , on the 30th August last; It appear'd that John Johnson, in July 1721. lost his horse, and on the 30th august last took the prisoner upon him. The prisoner produced the Man he bought it of; whereupon the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Baker , Grace Davis Widow , and Mary Davis a Girl , of the Parish of St. Edmond the King , where indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of Abraham Lason , a Damask Table Cloth, value 20 s. 2 Handkerchiefs 4 s. and a Suit of Lac'd Head Cloths 27 l. on the 4th of September last. It appear'd that Baker had been 5 Months Servant to the Prosecutor; that several things were missing, and that Grace and Mary Davis, were frequently at Mr. Lasons in Sermon time; the Suit of Head Cloths being lost, they examined Baker strictly, who after a stiff denial produc'd at last a Gown made of the Diaper Table Cloth, and 2 Handkerchiefs: and the Hangings were found at Davis's House. Grace Davis in her defence said, that Baker told her her Mrs. had given her the Hangings to make her a Petticoat. Baker was found Guilty to the value of 39 s. but the Evidence not reaching the other two, they were acquitted .
Elizabeth Burden , of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for breaking the House of Nathaniel Wilshire and taking thence 2 pair of Sheets, value 5 s. 2 pair of Silk Stockings, 20 s. and other Goods , on the 28th of July last. It appeared that the prisoner was a Charwoman , and being askt about some of the Goods, said she had carried them to be wash'd; and pretending to go to fetch'em, she went quite away, but being taken soon after, confest where she had pawn'd them. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Chun , of Twittenham , was indicted for the Murder of Silas Ping , by giving him, with a Staff, a mortal wound near the left Ear, of which he instantly died . He was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter. Thomas Brown depos'd that about 2 in the Morning (the Moon shining) as himself with a Flail, the Deceased with a Hedge Stake, and John Screen , since absented, were walking 160 Yards from Twittenham Warren , the prisoner came up with a Quarter Staff, and knock'd the Deceased down, whereupon the other two run away, and left the Deceased; That they had three Dogs with them. Mr. Perkins, the Surgeon, depos'd, that about One in the Morning the prisoner call'd him up to take care of the Deceas'd; but when he came be found him dead. That he opened the Head, and saw the Skull broke, which was the cause of his death. Not far from the prisoner, he found a Cony newly kill'd. Mary Steward , the prisoner's Witness, depos'd, that she saw 3 Men advance toward the prisoner, who askt then what they were at. That she ran back to call assistance, and before she got in, heard the prisoner cry. Mr. Turner, come help me. She heard the Dogs bark, and Sticks rattle. Mr. Turner deposed, on Mary's crying out, he hastended to the prisoner; that the Deceased was lying by him. They asked him why he came there, he said in was the first time, and begged their pardon. Mrs. Cunningham confirmed the same. John Chun deposed, that following his Father with a Gun, he saw the Dogs fall on his Father, and the Men Strike at him, before he struck at either of them. He askt his Father if he should shoot the Dogs, who said, No. run away; that the Deceased struck at his Father, and his Father knock'd him down. It appearing Se defendendo, the Jury acquitted him, and the Court ordered Brown into Custody.
Thomas Etheridge , of St. Mary le bon , was indicted for assaulting James Corbridge on the Highway, and taking from him 10 s. in Money , on the 10th of June last. He was a 2d time indicted for assaulting (at the same time and place) Edward Sharp , and taking from him 5 s. John Corbridge and Edward Sharp depos'd, that coming in a Coach with 2 Ladies, betwixt Tyburn and Paddington , the prisoner on a black Gelding, stopt the Coach, and took some Money from each of them, and rode off. They were both positive that he was the Man. Mr. Corbridge afterwards saw the prisoner at Mr. Beard's Door, the Bull and Bush, at North End, and secured him. He found Pistols in his Pocket, which, he said, he carried as Keeper of Moor Park. The latter part of that Evidence was confirm'd by Mr. Beard. The prisoner in his Defence, call'd Richard Hat , Ostler at the Angel Inn in Piccadilly, James Douglas , Master of the House, and Christopher White , to prove that he was at the said Inn, on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of June; but the Witnesses appear'd, upon Cross-examination, to contradict one another, and Hat and While were ordered into Custody. The King's Evidence being positive he was the Man the Jury found him guilty .
John Fisher , of St. Martin in the Fields . Was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Adam Corbet , 2 Folio Volumes of Pope's Homer, bound in one, Val. 8s. 2 Folio Volumes of Dryden's Plays, 16s. on the 10th August last. - Noble, a Bookseller in the Long Walk, by Christ's Hospital, depos'd, that the prisoner sold him the Books mentioned in the Indictment, with a Folio VoBen Johnson 's Plays for 8 s. Mr. Corbet afterwards enquiring if he had bought such a Book, he told him Yes. Mr. Corbet depos'd, that he gave 15 s. for only the 2 Books in the Indictment, at 2d hand. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Robert Gray , of White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Peruke, value 3 s. the Goods of Isaac Green , on the 2d of July last. The Prosecution appearing malicious, the Jury acquitted him.
Robert Wilkinson and James Lincoln , alias Jones, alias Williams , of St. Margaret Westminster , were indicted for that they (with Daniel Carrel not yet taken) did feloniously Murder Peter Martin , Wilkinson, by giving him with a Sword 1 mortal Wound in the Back, under the Left Shoulder, of the length of 1 Inch, and depth of 9 Inches, of which he instantly died ; and Lincoln by being present, aiding and abetting the said Wilkinson, on the 4th of June last. They were a 2d time indicted of St. James Westminster , for assaulting Fleetwood Clark on the Highway, and taking from him a Sword, value 15 s. and 10 s. in Money , on the 4th of June last. Fleetwood Clark depos'd, that between 10 and 11 at Night, in his passage in a Chair from the Bedford Head Tavern in Covent Garden , to Conduit Street , the Chair was stop, and presently a Man stuck his Pistol through the Glass, and took away his Sword, and 10 s. in Money. A Woman calling out of Window, one of them fired a Pistol at her, which broke the Window, but mist the Woman. Williams Lock depos'd, that at the time aforesaid, himself, Daniel Carrol , Valentine Carrick , (since executed by the Name of James Carrick ) and the 2 prisoners at the Bar, met the Chair in which Mr. Clark was rob'd. This Evidence stood at the lower end of the Court, Lincoln at the upper end, to watch and give notice; Wilkinson stood with a Pistol over one Chairman, and Carrol over the other: Carrick rob'd the Gentleman; the Woman calling out at Window, Wilkinson fir'd at her. The Chairman confirmed Mr. Clark's Evidence, and depos'd, that going to Newgate, 14 or 15 prisoners were placed before them, and they were afterward taken aside single, and they both fixt upon the same Man. Lincoln, in his Defence said, that he was at Cambridge when the Fact was committed, but had no Money to fetch up his Witnesses to prove it. Wilkinson in his Defence, call'd Will Hyde , Mary Hyde , Moses Webb , Katherine Wells , and Rich Beach , who depos'd, that Hyde was arrested on the 4th of June last, for Debt, and the prisoner Wilkinson, was from 7 till 12 that Night, helping to remove Hyde's Goods, from his House in Southwark. Lack depos'd, that his Pocket was pickt in Newgate of his Information, whereby the prisoners had an opportunity of preparing their Witnesses to contradict him; which was confirm'd by Mr. Parry the Turnkey.
To the 2d Indictment, Edw Parry depos'd, that he parted with the Deceased, at the Camp at Hyde Park , about 11 at Night, who had his Fuzee with him. Lock depos'd, he went the same Night with the same Company to the corner of Hyde Park, where they met the Deceas'd; that Wilkinson seiz'd the Deceas'd, who crying out, Lincoln knocked him down. They sent this Evidence to watch if any body came out; when he came back he saw the Deceased led between Carrol and Wilkinson, and the latter drawing his Sword, gave him several pushes in the Back. He sunk down, Lincoln rifled his Pockets, but found nothing there but a Knife and a Key. That afterwards they attack'd Captain Langley in a Coach, who making resistance, they fir'd at him several times, whereupon two Soldiers came up, and the prisoner, Wilkinson, struck at one of them with the Butt end of the Deceased's Musket, and broke it: That he afterwards threw the broken Gun at the end of Tyburn Lane. Captain Langley confirmed most of Lock's Evidence, and added, the Rogues wounded him in seven places with their Swords. Captain Steward deposed, that next day he found the Deceased dead in the Road, his Pocket turned out, and a Key and a Knife-lying by. The broken Stock and Barrel of the Gun were found by Tyburn lane, and prov'd to be the same which the deceased Pensioner took out with him. Mr. Herbert, the Surgeon, deposed, that on viewing the dead body, he found several mortal Wounds. Wilkinson insisted on the Defence he had made to the former Indictment, and Lincoln said, that no body could prove that he ever was in Lock's Company. - Redgate then depos'd, that 10 Weeks ago, about 9 at Night, Lock, Carrick, and Lincoln, were all at his House together, at the Red Gate in Kingstreet, St. Giles's. The Jury found them both guilty of both Indictments.
Robert Wilkinson , of Pancrass , was a 3d time indicted for assaulting William Ship on the Highway, and taking from him 2 Rings, value 20 s. and 4 s. in Money , on the 26th November last. William Ship depos'd, that between 5 and 6 in the evening, at Fig Lane end, the prisoner with Shaw and Burridge, since both Executed, took hold of his Horses Reins, clapt a Pistol to his Head, and rob'd him. The Prisoner said nothing in his Defence. Guilty .
Robert Wilkinson , of Pancrass, was a 4th time indicted, with Richard Oakey , for assaulting William Graham , on the Highway, and taking from him a Whip, value 18 d. a Coat, 5 s. and 7 s. 8 pence half penny in Money, on the 8th of April last, to which Indictment Wilkinson pleaded guilty . Mr. Graham deposed that he did not know the prisoner Oakey, otherwise than by Wilkinson's Information. The Jury acquitted him.
Robert Wilkinson , was a 5th time indicted, and Thomas Milksop , alias Jennings, alias Ghenning, alias Jenkins, alias Trantum , was a 4th time indicted, for that they, in company with Thomas Ping , not yet taken, did assault Ralph Keet on the Highway, and take from him a Gelding, value 10 l. a Bridle, Saddle, Whip, a Guinea, and 13 s. in Silver . Ralph Keet depos'd, that he was rob'd by 3 Men in the Evening, as he came from Hamstead; and that he really believed Mithley to be one: That Wilkinson had told him he had own'd it in his Information before Justice Hewit. Guilty .
John Williams , alias Vincent , of Hamstead , was indicted for stealing an Iron Bar, value 3 s. the Goods of George Banfield , Esg ; on the 22d of August last, of which Indictment he was found guilty .
Arthur Hughs , of St. Martin in the Fields , was a 2d time indicted for assaulting Jane Young on the Highway, and taking from her a Pocket, a Handkerchief, and 9 s. and 3 half pence in Money , on the 17th of July last. Jane Young depos'd, that going along Panton street , about 10 at Night, she saw 4 Men sitting on a Bench. One of his threw her down, cut off her Pocket, and threw it to his Comrade; that he punched her on the Breast with a short Stick which he carried in his Sleeve, and ran away. Francis Martin depos'd, that he stopt the prisoner with the Stick in his Sleeve, who said he had been playing at Trap Ball. Guilty .
James Hopkins , (a little Boy ,) of St. Clement Dames , was indicted for that he in Company with Henry Thorp , and James Bird not yet taken, did privately steal out of the Shop of George Bow , 2 Snuff Boxes, value 45 s. on the 8th of August last. It appear'd that about noon Luke Anderson (an Evidence aged 13) lean'd over the Show Glass which was unlock'd; that the Prosecutor might not see the prisoner, who lifted up the Glass, and Thorp who took out the Goods. The Prosecutor afterwards saw them run cross the way, upon which he look'd in his Show. Glass mist the Goods, and pursu'd them to St. Clements Church yard, where he took Anderson and the Prisoner, but having no suspicion of the 2 others whom he had not seen at his Window, they got off with the Goods. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Williams , alias Russel , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for stealing out of the House of William Bannister , 2 gold Rings, value 28 s. and 45 s. in Money , on the 6th of July last. It appear'd that the Money and Goods were lost out of a Trunk, which Elizabeth Bateman open'd when the prisoner stood by; the prisoner was committed to the Comper, and there confest she took the Rings and Money. Guilty to the value of 39 s.
William Pitway , Samuel Mires , of St. Dionis Back Church (both little Boys ,) and Ann Manson , were indicted, Pitway for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Hart 11 pair of Silk Stockings, value 5 l. and other things , on the 7th of July last. and Mires and Manson for receiving the same, knowing them to be Stolen . It appear'd that the Prosecutor missing some of the Goods, examined the prisoner his Boy, who confest that the Shoe blacker (Mires) inticed him to it; and that he sold him 11 pair of Silk Gloves, and 6 pair of Silk Stockings for a Guinea, of which he received but 14 s. 2 odd Silk Stockings and 1 pair of Worked, he sold to Ann Manson an Apple Woman, and the rest to Joan Humphris a Curd and Whey Woman, both in Stocks Market. Ann Manson in her defence said, that Pitway told her he found the Stockings, and produced several persons of Credit who gave her a good Character. Mires said, that Pitway told him his Master was strainen'd for Money, and brought him the Stockings to pawn; Pitway was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Mires Guilty of the Indictment: and Manson Acquitted .
Charles Palmer , of Thistleworth , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Sir John Smith , Bart. And taking thence 3 Coach glasses, value 6l. and 4 sears, 4l. on the 11th July last in the night . It appear'd that whilstSimon Parsons depos'd, that the prisoner offer'd him the Goods; he apprehended him on Suspicion, and advertised the Goods: by which means Sir John found them again. Guilty .
Margaret Ford , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Scarlet Riding Hood, value 10 s. and other things the Goods of Christopher Moreland , on the 10th of July last; It appear'd that the prisoner being Servant to the Prosecutor, confest where she had pawn'd the Goods, and went and fetch'd them home again. In her defence she denied the Fact: and said they might be taken by any body else, for her Master kept a very disorderly House, (the Crown Tavern in Drury Lane ;) and that the worst thing she ever was guilty of there, was by serving her Master in helping Gentlemen to Whores. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Benjamin Shambler , of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for feloniously receiving 82 l. 10 s. due to Elizabeth Turner , (being her Christmas Dividend for 1650 l. South Sea Stock, the Produce of 6000 l. in the 3d Subscription) by vertue of a forg'd and Counterfeit Note, he knowing the same to be forg'd and Counterfeited . The first Witness deposed, that being a Clerk in the South Sea House, he became acquainted with John Shambler the prisoners Brother; who told him that he knew Elizabeth Turner in Mark Lane: could counterfeit her hand, and would draw a Power for his Brother the Prisoner to receive the Money; that a Note to that purpose directed to Conrade de Gols Esq; was wrote by the prisoner at the Great James Tavern Bishopsgate Street , and sign'd with the name of Elizabeth Turner by John Shambler ; By vertue of this Power this Evidence gave him a Warrant, and by that Authority the prisoner received the Money and sign'd the Book of Entry with the Name of Thomas Perry ; he added that the prisoner received Four Guineas for his pains. His receiving the Money, and signing the Name Perry was prov'd by others. His Confession before the Lord Mayor was read, in which he own'd that he was employed by his Brother to carry the Power, by vertue of which he received the Money. The Prisoner in his defence said, that they sought him, and not be them; that his Brother called him from his business, and persuaded him to carry the Note, and that he had nothing at all for his trouble; that this Evidence himself sign'd the name Turner, and was the Projector of it: and said he did it because his Friends received his Salary, and would not allow him Pocket Money. Guilty .
Mary Carter , of St. Stephen Walbrook , was indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat, value 15 s. and other wearing Apparel the Goods of Elizabeth Wilson , on the 13th of January last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor going away sick from her Mistresses, gave the prisoner the Key of her Trunk, to give to her Mistress: but she, instead of that, took the Cloths out of the Trunk and pawn'd them, Guilty 10 d.
Ann Anderson , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Warehouse of John Rawlinson and James Hewthwait , a Coat and Wastcoat 20 s. and a pair of Silk Stockings, value 15 s. the Goods of John Rawlinson, a pair of Silk Stockings, 5 s. and a pair of Breeches, 10 s. the Goods of James Hewthwait , on the 13th of August last; She was a 2d time indicted for feloniously stealing at the same a Holland Stock, value 3 s. and some Child bed Linnen , the Goods of James Hewthwait. Ann Walker depos'd, that the prisoner inticed her to lay the Key of the Door, where she might get in; The prisoner went up Stairs, and came with a bundle in her Apron, and swore she'd kill her if she said any thing. The prisoner brought several to her Reputation; and the Jury acquitted her.
John Dyer , of St. Faiths , was indicted for privately stealing from John Reeve a Peruke, value 7 l. the Goods of John Walter , on the 12th of May last. John Reeve depos'd, that he lost the Wig out of the Box as he was standing to hear the Ballad singers in St. Pauls Church Yard , between 9 and 10 at night on Whitsun Eve. William Lock , depos'd, that Carrick and himself placed themselves on each side of him, and the prisoner took the Wig out of the Box. The prisoner in his defence call'd John Bates , who depos'd, that the prisoner being oblig'd to get a pair of Shoes made for him that night, being Whitsun Eve, and beginning about 11 in the Morning, he kept to his Work there till near 12 at Night; that between 8 and 12 he was frequently to and fro at the prisoners stall, in Liquor Pond Street to see after his Shoes, and always found him hard at Work. Mary Halt and Richard Even depos'd, that they supt with the prisoner in his Stall between 9 and 10 at night, and staid with him till 12. Lock (as in the Trial of Wilkinson) said, his Information was pickt out of his Pocket when he was asleep in Newgate. The Jury acquitted the prisoner.
Thomas Tinsly , of Bishopsgate , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Ward , a Shoe, value 18 d. on the 6th of August last. William Thatcher depos'd, that about 10 at night, he saw the prisoner put his hand into the Glass Case, and take the Shoe; and stept to the door and took it upon him. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Katherine Ward , alias Priest , of St. Martin Ludgate , was indicted for privately stealing 2 s. 6 d. from the Person of John Purser , on the 4th of August last. John Purser depos'd, that he was a Hackney Coachman, and about 11 at Night driving home, the prisoner call'd Coach, he came down and open'd the Door and let her in; She threw her Arms round his Neck, and hugg'd him close to her, grew familiar with his Breeches, and then ran away; She was not gone far from him, when feeling in his Pocket he mist half a Crown: he followed and taxt her with picking his Pocket. The Watch came to them, she said she had but a penny about her, and offer'd to strip herself before them all that they might search her, and one of the Watch upon examining took 3 s. and 6 d. out of her Mouth. The prisoner in her defence said, that about 1 o'Clock in the Morning she was going to Market to buy black Cherries, and took 3 s. 6 d. with her which she put in her Mouth, for fear of meeting with rude Fellows who might pick her Pocket; and that she took nothing in her Pocket but a half penny worth of Tobacco, a short Pipe, and a penny for her Mornings draught; as she past by the prisoner, who was feeding his Horses on Ludgate Hill, he call'd and ask'd her to come into the Coach: she was frighted out of her Wits at his rudeness, and ran away from him; he follow'd her, call'd the Watch and charged her with what she was as innocent of, as the Child unborn. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Smith (a Black ,) of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing from Mary the Wife of John Leak , a gold Ring and 2 Guineas , on the 16th of August last. Mary Leak depos'd, that seeing the prisoner (who had formerly been her fellow Servant ) go by the Door, she courted him to come in and drink, he ask'd her where the Ring was that she us'd to wear, for he heard she had lost it; She told him; No, she'd shew it him: and then fetch'd down a Glove, in which was the Ring and 2 Guineas, she took them out to let him see them, and then put them in her Pocket; He threw her down upon the Floor and struggled with her, till a Woman came in, and then he went away. He had not been gone long before she mist the Guineas and Ring, she acquainted her Master with it, the House was soon in an uproar: and in about an hours time the prisoner came back again, and taking her Master aside to speak to him, the old Glove, but nothing in it, was found behind the Door where the prisoner stood. The prisoner in his defence said, that he had no occasion to use any force to throw her down, for she was always willing; and that when she pretended she was rob'd, they had been very familiar together, that he had lain with her 20 and 20 times, and when he kept a Sutlers Booth in Hyde Park she was continually running after him: but having lately pickt a Quarrel with him, she prosecuted him out of spight. Several Persons of Credit gave the prisoner the general Character of an honest Man; and the Jury acquitted him.
Margaret Wright , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of John Tysiere , 2 half Guineas on the 8th of September last. John Tysiere depos'd that, In Newport-street near de 7 Dials, he met de prisoner, and say to her how you do Shild O Sir, say she, I be vary glad to see you, what will you treat me now? Ay Shild, Says he, but you no go vid me I vil go first to de tree tun Tavern, and you shall come dare and ask a for me; well, she tell a him she will come, but he no tink dat she would: So he go to de Tree Inn, call for one pint of Vine and Tobacco, and vile he vas a Smoking, Mistres Peggy come in; he had tree Shilling in van Pocket, and 2 half Guineas in de oder Pocket; She was very free vid his Breeshes But ven be go to pay de Reckoning he no find de Money de Bish had pick a his Pocket. The Court then askt him if he did not give her the Money? he answer'd No, be give her nothing, for he had got nothing to give her, for she had taken every sing of his Breeches but his Vash; and he was force to pawn dat for de Reckoning; den he called de Lan-Lord up Stairs, and try make de van an strip all her Cloths off, and he search her every where but could no find de Money; den he send for de Constable, and de Constable carry dem before de Shustice, and he send a her to preeson. The prisoner in her defence said, that going to see for her Husband at the White Hart in Leicester Fields, she met the Prosecutor, who askt her to drink a pint of Wine; She thought at first she had known him; but found her self mistaken when she came to the Tavern, for he there offer'd such unseemly and shameful things to her, that she strove to get away from him, but he told her if she would not do as he desired her he'd fit her; he then charg'd her with the Robbery, but tho he made her strip her self and search'd her all over, yet he could find none about her. The Jury acquitted her.
Hannah Elvis , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Charles King , two Guineas , on the 9th of August last. The Prosecution appearing malicious, the Jury acquitted her, and the Court granted her a Copy of her Indictment.
Thomas Wheaton , Junior , of Islington , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Wheaton , Senior , his Father, and taking thence a Gun, value 35 s. on the 1st of August last. Thomas Wheaton, Senior, depos'd, that on the 1st of August, he lockt the Door, and went backwards in his Ground; as he returned, he saw the prisoner run away with the Gun in his Hand, and coming home, found his Door broke open. The Jury acquitted him.
Thomas Hill , of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Waistcoat and Breeches, value 30 s. the Goods of William Bouch , on the 1st of May last. It appear'd that Mr. Bouch lost his Cloths, which he afterwards took upon William Green , who prov'd he bought them of the prisoner. In his Defence, he said, he had them made at Great Yarmouth, but brought no body to prove it. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
John Garton , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of John Brown , by striking him on the Breast with a Gun, on the 11th of July , whereby he receiv'd one mortal Bruise, of which he languisht till the 16th, and then died . He was a 2 d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter Robert Brown and Samuel Bail deposed, that the Deceased being a young Soldier , and a little awkward in Exercising, the prisoner, who was his Serjeant , struck him on the Head with the Muzzel of the Musket, and on the Breast with the Butt end, so violently, that the Deceas'd was beat out of the Rank with the force of the blow. Two other Soldiers depos'd, that the Deceas'd said he thought his Heart was beat into his Throat; he spit Blood an Hour after, and often said he believed that blow would be his death; and if it was, he'd lay his death to the prisoner. - Sparrier, and - rightly depos'd, that they were exercising at the same time, but saw no blow given: That the prisoner lifted up his Piece, and made an offer to strike, but did not. Harris, the Surgeon, depos'd, that he dy'd of a Fever, attended with a Vomiting and Looseness, which proceeded from Cold, it being a very common Distemper in the Camp. That there was no sign of a Bruise outwardly, and when he opened the Body, no extravasated Blood; that all the internal Parts were clean, without the least Symptoms of any hurt received from a blow. Several Officers gave the prisoner the Character of being very humane, hardly ever known to be in a Passion, and abuse Men; but was remarkable for his lenity and even Temper. The Jury acquitted him.
Alice Powel , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Smocks, a Box-Iron, Heater, and other Things , the Goods of Thomas Mollineux , on the 30th of July last; but no Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .
Robert Sutton and John Pomeroy (22 Boys ) of St. Magnus the Martyr , were indicted for privately stealing from John Harwood , a Handkerchief, value 6 d. and from William Elliot a Handkerchief, value 10 d. and 6 other Handkerchiefs, from Persons unknown . It appeared that as Elliot was looking over London Bridge , Humphry Holloway saw Sutton pick his Pocket, and give it Pomroy; in whose Breeches several other Handkerchiefs were found. Pomroy in his Defence said, that he was going to carry the Handkerchiefs to his Cousin on board a Ship, and put them into his Breeches for fear of having his Pocket pickt. Both guilty to the value of 10 d.
Ann Sloane , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing out of the House of David Wilson , 4 Curtains, value 4 s. a Bolster, 2 s. 6 d. a Pillow, 2 s. She was a 2d time indicted for feloniously stealing 21 Yards of Drugget, value 40 s. a Drugget Suit, 30 s. and a Brass Pot, 3 s. and 19 Cotton Handkerchiefs, 24 s. on the 25th of July last. It appear'd that the prisoner was a Lodger in Wilson's House, carried the Goods to pawn, confess'd where, and they were found accordingly. The prisoner in her Defence said, that Garret owed her 39 s. and lent her the Goods to pawn, till he could pay her. Guilty to the value of 39 s.
Mary Andrews , alias Ambrose, alias Martha Blacklock , of White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown, value 3 d a Riding Hood, 3 d. and other Things , on the 2d of April last; but no Evidence appearing, she was acquitted .
Thomas Wilson and Samuel Cole , of Paddington , were indicted for assaulting John Woodstock , on the Highway, and taking from him a Coat with Silver Buttons, value 30 s. on the 29th of August last. They were a 2d time indicted for assaulting William Owen on the Highway, and taking from him a Cane, val. 2 s. a Hat, 10 s. a Wig, 8 s. a Coat, 10 s. and a Watch, 6 l. on the 27th of August last. They were 3d time indicted, of Isington , for assaulting John Comel on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, val. 7 s. a Wig, 5 s. and 1 s. 3 half-pence in Money , on the 6th of August last. To all which Indictments Wilson pleaded guilty ; and none of the Evidences being positive to Cole, their knowledge of him chiefly depending on Wilson's Information, the Jury acquitted him.
James Sparry and Edward Raymund , of Pancrass , were indicted for assaulting Thomas Ackersly on the Highway, and taking from him a Hautboy, value 40 s. a Flagellet, 21 s. and 6 d. in Money , on the 7th of July last. Thomas Ackersly depos'd, that coming from Kentish Town on Saturday, the 7th of July, about 9 at Night, Raymond and another knock'd him down, and rob'd him. John Stanly depos'd, that about 7 at Night the Monday following, Raymond came to his Master (Wright's) Shop, and offered the Hautboy to sale, Sparry at the same time standing at the Window. Stanly pretending to call his Master, fetcht Ackersly and a Constable, who apprehended them. Sparry in his Defence said, his Boy found the Hautboy in the Road. Thomas Fuller depos'd, that Sparry, who was a Taylor, was in his Shop from 8 to 9 that Saturday Night the Robbery was committed: and that then Sparry's Wife came and call'd him home in haste to seat a pair of Breeches against Sunday Morning; and that he never knew the prisoner wrong any Man in his life. Sparry was acquitted , and Raymond found guilty .
Susan Higner , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of Mary the Wife of Randal Turner , by giving her with her Right Fist, one mortal Bruise on the Right Temple, on the 30th of June last, of which she Languisht till the 12th of July, and then died . It appeared that as the prisoner and the Deceased were scolding, the Deceased said, My Mother never was a Bawd to me: Whose Mother was? says the prisoner. I tell you mine wasn't says the Deceased. Why Impudence, says the prisoner, I'll throw the Tea in your Face if ye call my Mother Bawd; and with that threw Tea, Cup, and all at the Deceased, which missing her, struck Mary Fennel , the prisoner's Maid. The prisoner then stept up and gave the Deceased a slap on the Face, and so they fell to fighting: The Deceased cry'd Murder, and run up Stairs; the prisoner followed, and threw a Drinking Glass after her, and said, she'd have her Heart's Blood, but the other shutting the Door, the Engagement ended. The Deceased some time after was taken ill, and complained of a swelling in her Face. The Surgeons who examin'd her, depos'd that she was in a violent Feaver, and had got the St. Anthony's Fire in her Face, which was the cause of her Death. The Jury acquitted her.
Mary Harlow , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing out of the House of Thomas Robinson , two Guineas, 2 Petticoats, value 8 s. and other Things , on the 30th of August last. It appeared that the prisoner took the Things out of the Prosecutor's Trunk when she was from home, which were afterwards found upon her at Hyde Park Camp. Guilty to the value of 39 s.
James Pope , (a little Boy ) of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Silver Spoons, value 7 s. and other Things , the Goods of William Wing , on the 17th of July last. It appeared that the prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and the Goods being lost, he confest upon Examination where they were sold. Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Joseph Bury and Thomas Williams , of St. Andrew Holbourn , were indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Richard Arnold , 3 Wigs, value 6 l. on the 9th of July last. Richard Arnold depos'd, that about 11 at Night the Wigs were taken away, and 3 Weeks after, by Robert Halfpenny 's Direction, he found one of them at Mrs. Farows, but the Woman they were sold to was absconded. Halfpenny depos'd, that himself and the prisoners coming by the Prosecutor's Shop, Williams lookt in, and told em it was a Rum Ken, i.e. a Shop easy to be rob'd. Williams went in and took one Wig, Bury followed him and took the other two, and gave them to this Evidence. Both guilty to the value of 10 d.
Edmund Fitzgerald , of Fulham , was indicted for stealing a Saw, value 7 s. the Goods of John Casebourn , on the 1st of August last. Casebourn depos'd, that he went to drink with the prisoner at the Rose and Crown in Clare Court in Drury Lane , and laying his Saw down, the prisoner ran away with it, but he followed, and took it upon him. The prisoner in his Defence said, that he went away because he saw Whores in the House. The Jury acquitted him.
William Robinson , of Pancrass , was indicted for stealing an Iron Coal-Rake, val. 15 s. the Goods of Edward Tow , on the 24th of August last; of which Indictment he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.
George Bennet , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing from James Hook , a Shirt and a pair of Stockings , on the 22d of July last. It appeared that Hook was drunk, and asleep on a Bench, with the Goods in his Bosom; and the prisoner, who knew him, took'em out, (as he said in his Defence) to take care of them. The Jury acquitted him.
William Peters , of St. James Westminster , was indicted for that he, with John England and John Burden , not yet taken, did feloniously steal 300 Slates, val. 9 s. the Goods of George Burns , on the 1st of September last. It appeared that the prisoner got over the Prosecutor's Wall, and opening the Yard Door, let in Thomas Bennet , (an Evidence) and the other
Matth.ew Dowling , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing the dead Carcase of a Sheep, value 10 s. the Goods of Francis Willes , on the 1st of this instant September . It appeared that the prisoner was loitering about Clare Market , and took an opportunity of conveying away the Sheep; but upon inquiry, the Prosecutor found him at Hyde Park Camp, where the prisoner offered to pay for the Sheep if they'd let him go. The Jury found him guilty .
Emanuel Dickenson , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting, Joseph Mark on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat, val. 5 s. and a Wig 15 s. on the 20th of July last. Joseph Marsh depos'd, that about 12 at Night, in the Strand , the prisoner came behind him, threw him on his Face, snatch'd off his Hat and Wig, and run away. He got up, kept his Eye on the prisoner, saw him drop the Hat and Wig, and pursuing, took him. The prisoner in his Defence said, that the Prosecutor jostled him as he was passing, and bid him Stand by for a Son of a Bitch; the prisoner shov'd him again, and went forward. He brought proof that the Prosecutor had said. That the prisoner only shov'd against him, and his Hat and Wig fell off; and he run after him to catch him, but knew he had not got it; and offered to stop the Prosecution for 12 s. He had a good Character, and the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Allen and Mary Hays , of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Peter Signiff , 4 Guineas, and 2 s. 6 d. in Silver , on the 19th of August last. But no Evidence appearing, they were acquitted .
William Mackenes , alias Mackennis , was indicted for the Murder of Richard Wilkins , by giving him with a Sword, under the Right Pap, one mortal Wound, of the length of half an Inch, and depth of 5 Inches, on the 30th of June last, of which he languish'd till the 3d of August, and then died . Francis Swift and Humphry Davis depos'd, that Hearing the Prisoner and the Deceased had quarrelled, and were gone out together, they followed them to Stepney Fields about 10 in the Morning. They at a distance saw them make passes at one another with their Swords drawn; and before they could come to them, the prisoner was leading the Deceased by the Arm: They both readily surrendered themselves prisoners. John Wilson depos'd, that asking the Deceas'd how he receiv'd his Wound, he said it was done very fairly. The prisoner in his Defence said, The Deceas'd was a Corporal on the Tower Command, and he, the prisoner, being ordered to do Corporals Duty, met the Deceased on the Parade, and said, How do you do Brother Corporal? What's that to you, says the Deceas'd? Why do you hide your Lace? says the prisoner: Sirrah, says the Deceas'd, your officer wont trust you with such Lace, and then struck the prisoner, and challenged him out to fight: That John Scot stept in to part them, and the Deceased said, D - ye, you Son of a Whore, do you fall on me too? The prisoner then askt his pardon, and desired him to drink and be friends; they went to the Alehouse Door, and drank. The Deceased then askt him to take a walk, and coming into the Fields, swore he'd have satisfaction; and if he would not fight him, he'd run his Sword through his jaws. Several Witnesses confirmed the prisoners Defence. The Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter .
John Ash , of Chelsea , was indicted for Counterfeiting, Forging, and Publishing a Promissory Note for 137 l. in the Name of Valentine Arnold, payable to John Goodman , or Order ; of which Indictment he was found guilty .
Margaret Fisher , alias Sail , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Daniel Macdonnel 13 Guineas , on the 4th of this Instant September . Daniel Macdonnel on his Deposition, said, As Isk yer Lairdship, I had just tacken my Wadges, tharteen Guineas in Good, and was ganging along King-street in Westminster, when I mat this fow quean at the bar, and she speid where I was ganging; I told her been. She said gen I wad gang wid her till Joanny Davis's House, she wad gi me a Dram; and she tuck hold o' my Hond, and lad me to gat that I ken na' right need, and there she caud for muckle Beer and Brandy and gand me drunk, an lik yer Honour: For in truth, Sir, she kend that I was a pore agnorant Fellow. When I had stade a pratty while, I put my Hond intul me Breiks, to pay the Rackoning, and I could na feel any of my Gowd at aw: and whan I speird about it, they told me, If I wad na gang awaw, thay woud gar me, and in geud faith, Sir, they beat me full fair, and turnd me intul the Street. I met the Watchmen, and they carried me tull the Round House. I tod 'em how I wos rob'd and naxt day I spierd out Joanny Davis's House, but she was run awaw: and at Night I mat this eampudent Bitch the Prasoner, and tuck her up. She must have my Gawd, for na body alse was wi' me but Joanny Davis, that brought what we caud for. The prisoner in her Defence said, that coming from the Camp, she met the Prosecutor and a Coachman, who ask'd her to drink, and they went to Mrs. Davis's House. That she was not near them, but sat up the other side of the Room; and when she was search'd, nothing was found upon her. No body appeared to her Reputation and the Jury found her guilty .
Ann Faulkner , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 23 s. from the Person of Katherine, the Wife of John Redmane , on the 1st of this Instant September . Katherine Redmane depos'd, that the prisoner bought a quarter of a Hundred of Eggs of her in the Market, and made her tell them over three times into her Apron, under which her Pocket hung. When she was gone, one of her Neighbours bid her see if she had lost nothing; she look'd and mist her Money, but could not swear the prisoner took it. The Jury acquitted her.
Sarah Osborn , Jane Holms , John Web , and William Lovegrove
The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followeth;
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 18.
Isaac Hulman , Ann Morris , Richard Oxer , alias Oxly, Matthias Brinsden , Walker Green, William Sladden , Benjamin Shambler , Thomas Milksop , alias Jennings, alias Ghenning, alias Jenkins, alias Trantum, Arthur Hughs . John Casy , Thomas Wilson , Robert Wilkinson , Thomas Erberidge , Charles Palmer , James Lincoln , alias Jones, alias Williams, Edward Raymond , Margaret Fisher , and Edward Mires .
Burnt in the Hand, 6.
Sarah Osborn , Jane Holms , John Web , and William Lovegrove ; the Four last former Convicts.
To be Whip'd, 1.
Bridget Mortimer , a former Convict.
To be Transported, 35.
Barbara Fox , Thomas Sly , John Nichols , William Gilbert , William Rudgate . Sir Charles Burton , Bart. William Hilton , William Bowl , Elizabeth Baker , Thomas Fisher , John Sourbes , Thomas Hill, Jane Peck , Elizabeth Burden , Margaret Ford , Samuel Mires , Elizabeth Williams , alias Russel, James Hopkins , John Williams , alias Vincent, John Fisher , Mary Carter , Richard rad, Thomas Tinsly , Katherine Ward , alias Priest, Robert Sutton , John Pomeroy , Ann Sloan , Mary Harlow , James Pope , Joseph Bury , Thomas Williams , Williams Robinson, Matthew Dowling , John Bulliman , William Peters .
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THE Life and Actions of LEWIS DOMINIQUE C A R T O U C H E, the famous French Robber, who was broken alive upon the Wheel at Paris, the 24th of November last. Giving an Account of his education in the College of Jesuits, and the Pranks he play'd there, of the several robberies he committed alone, and of his turning Thief takes; how after several and various escapes, he put himself at the head of a Gang, which desy'd the publick Justice of France above Seven Years; with a particular relation how he was apprehended, and the manner of his Execution. Also an account of his bold and undaunted Behaviour under Confinement, and upon the Scaffold. The whole being a Series of Adventures and Incidents, remarkable, entertaining and full of variety. Translated from the Original just arriv'd from France. Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick Lane. Where may be had, CARIOUCHE or the ROBBERS, a Comedy. As it was Acted many Times with great Applause at Paris. By Monsieur Le Grand, Commedian to the King. Translated from the French. Price 1 s.
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A full and compleat History of the Lives, Robberies, and Murders, of all the most Notorious Highwaymen, that have been in England, Scotland, France and Ireland, from the Region of William the Conqueror, to this present Year 1722. Beginning with Thomas Dun , Robin Hood , Little John, Sir John Falstaff , Capt. Hind, the Golden Futtret, Nevissen, Whithney, and above an hundred more. Also giving a more full account, than any yet publish'd, of the Robberies committed by Benjamin Child , John Hawkin , and George Sympton . who were all three Executed for robbing the Bistol Mail. Concluding with the Life and Robberies of the famous Cartouche in France: And also the Robberies and remarkable Actions of John Malinari and James Canik lastly Executed for Robbery of William Young . Esq. in his Chair. The whole being faithfully collected out of the best Accounts, Records, Trials, Ordinairies Accounts, and Manuscripts, and written regularly as the Facts were committed. by J. W. Printed for M. , the Black B London Bridge, and sold by J. Roberts in Westwork-lane.
IV. M. Newcombs Cathetical course of Sermons for the whole Yearin 2. Vols, the 3d Edition.
VI. Dr. Luca's Three Sermons on Death, Judgment, a Future Repentance, Despair &c. the 3 Edition.
VII. Mr. Pyres Paraphrase on the Acts of the Epistles being a complete Sermon
VIII. Mr. Pyres Paraphrase on the Five Books of Moses, in 2. Vols.
IX. Sacres, Or the holy History, giving an exact and comprehendsive account of the Faiths and Flaws of the Church of England, the 2nd Edition, adorn'd with many curious Cutts, engrav'd by M.Brown.
X. Mr. Brooges
XII. Dr.Barry's Short Discourses before the Queen &c.
Youth's Introduction to Trade and Business: Containing I. Tables of the most useful Clerk like Contradictons of Words, A Collection of English Words, alike in Sound, but different in Signification, with proper Direction, how to direct to Persons of Elevated Rank, and in Office, It, Acquittances, and Promissory Notes diversify'd, and adapted in such Circumstances to occur in Real . III. Variety of Bills of Parcels and Bills on Back Debts, to enter the learner in the Methods of Commerce and to make him ready at Comparison, IV. Bills of Exchange, with Directions necessary for the right Understanding and Management of Remittance, several vendors for Goods, Letters of Credit, Invoyces, and other Market like Examples. V. Authentik Forms of such Law Precedent, as are most frequently to be sent with, in the Course of Traffick. VI. A Collection of Questions, in exemplify the Common Rules of Arithmetick and to reduce them to Practice. by M. Clave, School-Master in Solo Square, London. With whom Youths may board and be trained for business. Printed for Edward Symon , at the Corner of Popes-Mead Alley, in Cornhill.
Just Publish'd the Sixth Edition, (with Additions and Amendments ) of
A Rational and Useful Account of the Veneral Disease. With Observations on the Nature, Symptoms and Cure, and the bad consequences that attend by ill Management, with proper Admonition, recommended as a Friendly Information to all Persons who do, or may, labour under this Misfortune. Also a Enquiry , and other Methods of Cure. To which are added, on the PRACTICAL SCHEME, the Method and Medicines therein explored, and the gross imperfection justly dispelled. With an Account of Specifiks, the Vile and Abuse of the and how it covers and a , By JOSEPH CLAM M .D
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A useful Advertisement, for any Persons who shall have the misfortune of losing any Bank Notes, Sword Blade Notes, Goldsmiths or other Notes for Money, or any Diamonds, Jewels, Rings, Plate, Watches, & c.
Upon Application to the Beadle of the Goldsmiths Company at Goldsmiths Hall in Foster Lane, you may have Warnings printed and delivered, in three Hours time, at all the Goldsmiths, Jewellers, Brokers, and Watchmakers Shops, within the Bills of Mortality; to prevent and forbid the taking such Notes in payment, and desiring them to stop and detain such Goods. The Printer and Messengers always attending to dispatch the same. The Charge thereof if delivered to Goldsmiths only is 11 s. 8 d. if to Jewellers, Brokers, and Watchmakers is 1 l. 3 s. 4 d. It having been found by long Experience to be the readiest method for recovering Notes or Goods lost.
N.B. That all Goldsmiths, Watchmakers, Ec. are oblig'd to enter their Names and places of abode in the Assay Office at Goldsmiths Hall; whereby the Beadle and Messengers of that Company and no others can give so speedy notice as aforesaid.
An intire System of Arithmetic: or Arithmetic in all the Paris. Contains Vulgar, Decimal, Duodecimal, Sagedecimal tables, Political, Logarithmetical, Linear, Instrumental, Algebracial with the Arithmetic of Negatives and Approximation, or Converging Series. The Whole intermix'd with Rules New cpoius and useful neatly accounted for in the Preface. The Arithmetik rendered more plain and easie than hath been done, by attractive Rules and Examples, Literaly and Numericaly, in a method new solving Equations, Simple, Quadratic, Cubic, Ec. several ways. And in the proper Places of this Work and an accurate Table of Logarithms, 10 000 000 and Rules to those to 100000000 and natural Numbers to such Logarithms, with the full use of the Table in Multiplication, Division, Tribulation, Evolution, and in of all Cases of Compound Interest, of which there are 24 Large and Exquisite Tables ( and one for the valuation of Church or College Leates of Land) also of hole of Simple Interest and Division with exact methods of finding the Latter and the present of Money for Day. also ample Definitions and Explanations of Numbers, Qualities, and Terms. used in all areas of Arithmetic Alphabetical Order, rendering the whole more Intelligible and the easier Learned, With an Appendix, following the configuration of more Specifics and Slides, than any books wrote purposly on this Subject ever Finished. This Transcribe for and Novelty of Matter and Method, far exceeding the most perfect Arithmetic Exam. N. for all who want in a no time, and with little study, acquire a compleat knowledge of Numbers and Species or would make any consideral Progress in the Mathematick By Edward Hutton Genr . Printed for G Strahan at the Golden Ball, outside the Royal Exchange in Cornhill.
This Day is Publish'd (neatly Printed, Dedicated to the College of Physicians, and Company of Surgeons, and recommended by many of them.)
The most sure Experimented Method of Curing the Veneral Distemper,in all its various Appearances and Consequences. With the proper Remedies for every occasion there if prescribed; as the same are Approved, and at this day concerned, by all the Eminent Physicians and Surgeons in Europe. Prefigatory to which, the Nature. Kinds and Seat of the Disease are unfolded, and the facts of Generation, in both Sexes, liable to Veneral Injuries, D. f. rub'd. The whole being an Experience of everything that has been materially and authentically wrote by all Authors of our own and other Nations upon this Subject. Considered for the use of Country Practioner, and all Young Physicians and Surgeons as likewise for the wife of patients to know whereby they are or have been rightly managed in those Cures. By a regular Surgeon, who at Home and Abroad, made this Branch of the Profession has chief Practice for above 10 years. The Second Edition, with many useful Additions, and valuable Prescriptions, among which are the Generative Drops prepar'd for King Charles and King James II and the late Dr Walls fam'd Injection, as also that most noble and noted Medicine of the Author so rendered the whole Body and Person weakened and abused by the Disease over Purging &c. Strengthner, never till now made publick, for the Receipt of which he was offered 1500 Pistoles, by a Physician in France. Printed for an 1 s. by Tho Crouch Bookseller, at the near Cheapside, 1722. Price bound 2s. 6d. NB. A Thousand of the First Edition of this Book without the Receipts, or other Additions, were sold off a few Years since, in less than six Weeks time, and had then been Printed again, but that some Affairs call'd the Author Abroad.
The Tryal and Conviction of Patrick Hurly , of Monaghon in the Country of Clare Gent . Before the Court of Kings Bench in Ireland, on Two several Indictments. The one for Perjury in swearing falsely that he was robbed to the value of Twelve Hundred and One Pounds Nine Shillings. The other for a Conspiracy to cheat the Popish Inhabitants of the Country of Clare, of the said amount, by colour of an Act of Parliament, an Act for the better suppressing Tories, Robbers, Highwaymen &c. Printed for J. Robberts in Warwick Lane. (Price 1 s. 6 d.)
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