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. Honble Sir Gerard Conyers, Knight,
LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.
In the 9th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
Printed for J. Humfreys, in Bartholomew Lane, behind the Royal Exchange; and E. Symon, the Corner of Pope's Head Alley Cornhill.
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.
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 5th, 6th, and 7th, of this Instant December, in the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GERARD CONYERS , Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Baron Page , and Mr. Justice Aires; John Raby , Esquire, Deputy-Recorder, and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.
The JURORS were as followeth.
The London Jury.
The Middlesex Jury.
Mary Hyde , of the Parish of St. Buttolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing two English Common-Prayer Books, value 25 s. the Goods of the of the said Parish, on the 13th of November last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Books had been taken out of the Church, and, as it was suppos'd, at the Time of a Burial that had been at the said Church; that having advertis'd them in the publick News, Information being given where the Books were, he went and found them accordingly, in Rag Fair, at the House of one. R. Armstrong, a Dealer in Old Clothes, Etc. The Prisoner deny'd the Stealing of the Books, but said she bought them of another Woman in Rag Fair for 6 s. and sold them to Armstrong for 4 s. 6 d. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
David Pritchard , of St. Margaret's Lothbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Flock Bed, Bolster and Rug, value 20 s. the Goods of Benjamin Burroughs , the 17th of October last. The Evidence depos'd, That they being Car-Men, were removing Goods for the Prosecutor, and while they were gone from the Cart to carry in some Goods, the Bed upon their return had been taken off from the Cart, and that running in search after it, they found the Prisoner holding it in his Arms against a Wall. The Prisoner, in his Defence, pleaded, That coming a long he saw a Man fling it down in the Dirt and run away, and that he took it up, and was holding it while some Body came to own it. The Excuse did not avail him, but the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .
Barthia Fisher , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , Spinster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Horse-Man's Coat, value 30 s. the Goods of William Green , the first of November last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, he being a Distiller , and call'd for some strong Waters, and while her Money was changing took the Coat off from the Rails of a Stair-Case where it being, and having put it into her Apron was carrying it away; but being discovered was apprehended, and the Coat found upon her. The Prisoner deny'd her taking the Coat, or ever having had it in her Apron; but this being positively sworn against her, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of Ten pence . Transportation .
Edward Pollet , of the Parish of St. Margaret New Fish-Street , was indicted for assaulting Sarah Collier , Widow , putting her in fear of her Life, and taking from her a Callico Gown, value 15 s. the Goods of Judith Field , the 15th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That she going along the Street with the Goods on her Head, two Men came up to her, and that one of them gave her a Blow on the Leg, which made her stagger against the Wall, and that at the same instant the Prisoner took the Things off her Head and ran away with them into the Monument-Yard. That she recovering her Surprize ran after him, crying, Stop Thief upon which he was apprehended. Other Evidence depos'd, That they hearing the Prosecutor
Edmund Neal , and William Pincher , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for assaulting and robbing , on the 13th of November last, and taking from the said Joseph Dormy a Linnen-Cap, value 6 Pence, and 3 Pence 3 Farthings in Copper Money. Joseph Dormy depos'd, That he and his Wife going by the Haberdashers Almshouses at Hoxton , about 9 a-Clock at Night of the Day aforesaid, he was knock'd down by the Prisoners; that he was knock'd down by Pincher, and rifled by Edmund Neal , who roll'd him about on the Ground, and tore his Breeches to Pieces in searching his Pockets, that he took from him 3 Pence 3 Farthings in Copper Money. His Wife confirm'd what her Husband had said, adding, That she going a little Way before her Husband, the Prisoners came up to them, and having knock'd down her Husband, and beating of him, she turn'd back and begg'd of them not to beat and abuse him, he being very antient; that thereupon Neal came up to her, and knock'd her down, calling her Bitch, threatning to murder her if she made any Noise; but she not being able to refrain crying out, he beat and abus'd her mercilessly, beat out two of her Teeth, wounded her in the Head, that she bled very much, and did almost kill her. And that the more she cry'd for Mercy, the more they beat and abus'd her. Richard Bays depos'd, That about 9 a-Clock at Night, he hearing a Cry of Murder, and being a Head-borough, ran out to be assisting to the distressed, having with him two Dogs: That coming to the Prosecutors, the Old Man was but just got up, and the Woman upon the Ground, very much abus'd, and in a bloody Condition; that inquiring which Way the Rogues were gone, the Old Man pointed, that he pursu'd with his Dogs, and that when he came up to the Prisoners, who had taken into the Fields, he found Pincher lying on the Ground, feigning himself to be drunk; that other Persons also being come to his Assistance, they bid Pincher rise, but he not doing so, they attempted to help him up, but he refus'd to rise, bidding them let him alone, telling them he was choaked, he was strangled, asking them if they came to rob him, bidding them take what he had, but not abuse him. That in the mean Time Edward Neal came up, and they having got Pincher up, they tax'd him with the Robbery committed, upon which Neal told them he knew Pincher, that he was an honest Fellow, that he did not believe be would do any such Fact. That upon this Bays being a Constable, told them, he suspected him to be his Companion, and so secur'd him also. The Old Man swore positively that the Prisoners were the Persons who had knock'd him down and robb'd him, he having had a full View of them, it being a bright Moonshine Night, and that his Cap was found upon one of them in New Prison. The Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment . Death .
Edmund Neal , and William Pincher , were indicted a Second Time for assaulting and robbing Solomon Nichols , on the said 13th of October , and taking from him a Steel-Box, value 3 Pence, a Knife, value 3 Pence, a Tinder-Box, value 6 Pence, two Half-Pence, and two Farthings . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had been out expecting to have receiv'd 40 or 50 Shillings; that going home by Hoxton , three Men jumped over the Bar, that they came up to him, and Pincher darted his right hand into his Face, that he was knock'd down, that he told them he had no Money, desir'd them not to abuse him; that they rifled him, and took from him the Things mentioned in the Indictment: And that Neal while he was rifling, gave him a Slap on the Face, bidding him turn his Head another Way from looking on him. That he desired them not to hurt him, and he would not concern himself about them. That he went afterwards to the Hampshire Hog at Hoxton, where finding John Dickman he told him how he had been serv'd, and supposing the Persons who had robb'd him, would rob thereabouts that Night, they both went out in Search after them, and hearing the Outcry of Murther, made by Mrs. Dormy, they came and assisted at the apprehending the Prisoners, and they being search'd, the Things they had taken from him were found upon them. John Dickman depos'd, That he going to drink at the Hampshire Hog aforesaid, Mr. Nichols came in, and said he had been set upon by 3 Villains and robb'd; whereupon they resolv'd to go in Search after them, and hearing the outcry of Murther, pursu'd them into the Field and took them, as has been before related. James Taylor depos'd, That he hearing the Cry of Murder, he went out, and found Mrs. Dorny just got up from the Ground all bloody, and there were several Persons after the Prisoners, that he went also, and that he laid hold of Neal, who came pretending to vindicate Pincher's Innocency, saying he knew him, he was an honest Fellow; and that after Nichols's Goods had been found in Pincher's Pocket, Neal acknowledg'd that they had robb'd Dorny and his Wife, and Nichols, and that there was another Person concern'd with them in the Robbery; he own'd that they had been drinking together at the Yorkshire Gray in Old-Street, and there they agreed to go a robbing together. This was confirm'd by Mr. Bays, Mathew Longworth , Tho Bowler , and other Evidences. The Prisoners both pleaded Ignorance of the Matter, positively deny'd that they were concern'd in the Robbery, but this did not avail them. The Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Henry Player , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 80 Beaver-Skins, value 12 Pound , the Goods of the , out of the Ship called the Mary Frigate , on the 1st of November last. The Master of the Ship depos'd, That no Persons, Officers of the Ship or Sailors, were permitted to bring any Skins, or other Commodities the Company traded in, upon their own Account; that the 80 Beaver Skins had been taken out of the Hold of the Ship, and were attempted to be carried out of the Ship, but had been stopp'd by the Hudson's-Bay Company's Porter. James Clark depos'd, That upon the Information of one of the Sailors, he found a Parcel of Skins in the Prisoner's Cabbin, to the Number of 30, one of which had the Company's Mark, and that there was a Parcel of Skins put into a Bag, in order as he thought to be carried away. Another Evidence depos'd, That he being a Waterman was sent by the Prisoner to his Landlady. Mrs. Bellinger, for a Bag to carry some Things ashore, and he brought him one, and saw him put Skins into it, and these were taken by the Company's Porter. James Barrington depos'd, He saw the Prisoner fill the Bag with Skins, he desir'd him to hand them up, and the Company's Porter stop'd them. Thomas Bird depos'd, That he found there was one Bag of Skins wanting of the Company's Cargo, according to the Invoice. Another Evidence depos'd, That there were found 15 Skins in the Cabbin, and 20 between Decks. John Jones depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner put Skins into the Bag, that when the Prisoner was gone ashore, there were 30 Skins found in the Bag, 30 loose in his Cabbin, and 20 more found loose, which made up the Number of 80, the Number of Skins commonly put into a Bundle.
Elizabeth Williams , of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Brass Pottage Pot and Cover, value 5 s . the Goods of Henry Hawthorn . Mrs. Hawthorn depos'd, That the Prisoner went into her Wash-House in her Yard, and took the Pot; that she seeing her went to her, and found the Pot set against the Wall, and the Cover lying at a distance. That enquiring of the Prisoner what Business she had there? She pretended to come to look for a Necessary House; and afterwards pretended to inquire for a Dyer. The Jury upon a full Hearing of the Matter acquitted her.
John Allen , alias Henry Robinson , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Blankets, value 20 s. 2 Quilts, value 30 s. 2 Looking-Glasses, value 45 s. 2 Sheets, value 10 s. 2 Curtains, value 10 s. 2 Sconces, value 5 s. the Goods of Lewis Baker , in the Dwelling-house of the said Lewis Baker , the 22 d of November last. Ann Baker depos'd, That two Women having taken a Lodging in her House, the Prisoner came with them the first Night, lighting them with a Candle in a Lanthorn, that the next Morning about 5 a-Clock, she hearing a Noise call'd out to a Nurse who was in the House, and getting out of her Bed, went down Stairs, found her Street-Door open, her Goods and her new Lodgers gone. Elizabeth Cheshire depos'd, That her Mistress having let the Lodging to the two Women, the Prisoner came with them, as was before depos'd: That when they came there, the Women said to the Prisoner, Mr. William, Pray walk in, and carried him up in to their Lodgings, and gave him a Dram, asking him, If his Master would not let him bring their Things. He reply'd, Yes, no doubt, and he would bring them. That one of them pretended to let him out, but whether he went away, or did stay all Night, they were not certain, but did suspect the latter. That the next Morning, about six a Clock, she saw the Prisoner hovering about, or passing by the Door, and crying out to stop him, he was seized by one that passed by. That when the Constable came the Prisoner did own. he lighted the Women thither, said he knew them: that he would carry them where the Goods were. That they took a Coach, and went about with him from place to place, but were not carried to the Goods. Thomas Violet , another Evidence, depos'd, That he went to the Prisoner in Newgate, and he directed him to go to one Mr. Stokes, who would carry them to the Person who lost the Goods. Mrs. Violet depos'd, That a Women came to her to buy Goods, telling her, that her Aunt was dead, and had left the Goods, and she, the other Women, and one or two more Relations, were to bury her, and sold the Goods for that purpose. That she bought the Goods for five Pounds; and that she having reason afterwards to suspect they were stolen, made diligent Enquiry after the Person who had lost them, and did by Stoke's Direction find Mrs. Baker, and let her have her Goods again. It was also depos'd, That one of the Women which had taken Mrs. Baker's Lodgings, was, or did pass for the Prisoner's Wife, and that the other was his sister, and that the Goods were carried and sold at the Prisoner's Lodgings. The Jury, after having heard the whole Matter, found him not guilty .
Sarah Fox and Susanna Jones , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , were indicted for privately stealing a Gold Watch, value 15 l. from the Person of Sarah Rainbow , the 25th of November last. Sarah Rainbow depos'd, That she was at St. James's Chapel , and after Evening Sermon was going out of the Chapel, but being Lame took hold by the Chair-Man to help her into the Chair, and the mean while she felt something press against her side, and clapping her Hand to feel for her Watch, it was gone. At the same time Sarah Fox was standing just by her, and she laying her Hand upon her, said, You have my Watch, and immediately saw a Gold Watch glitter in her Hand, which she put behind her; and the other Prisoner, Susanna Jones, stood behind Sarah Fox. Upon this they were apprehended, and immediately search'd in the Vestry, but nothing found upon them. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact; and Sarah Fox call'd several Persons to her Reputation, that she was a Child's Coat Maker , and an industrious Woman in her Calling, tho' Mr. Worcester, the late High Constable, depos'd, That he had several Times, in his Searches, found her in Company with Persons of ill Repute. The Jury, upon due Hearing of the Matter, acquitted her. And nothing appearing against Susannah Jones, she was acquitted .
He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 3 s. the 10th of November last, in the Dwelling-House of the same Joseph Townsend . The Evidence depos'd, That the Prosecutor had, at several Times, lost several Sums of Money, and had suspected the Prisoner. That on the 10th of November last the Prisoner, being a Carpenter by his Trade, was sent for to mend a Drawer in a Compting-House. That 20 s. were put into the Drawer to make an Experiment of his Honesty. And the Drawer lock'd, and he left in the Compting-House by himself; that he open'd the Drawer and took out 3 s. upon which he was apprehended, and being carried before the Justice did confess the Facts. His Confession was read in Court, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his own Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s . Transportation .
Jeremiah Stapler , Thomas Nichols , and Ann Jones , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted; Stapler and Nichols for feloniously stealing two Looking Glasses, value 22 s. the Goods of Thomas Sparrow , and Ann Jones for receiving them, knowing them to be stolen . Bridget Sparrow depos'd, she lost the Glass; that having stept out of Doors, leaving a young Child in the Cradle, the Glass was gone out of the Room when she came in again. Mrs. Packer depos'd, That two Women came to sell her two Looking Glasses, which they said they had fetch'd out of Pawn. That she bought them for 16 s. Susan Stapler depos'd, That the Prisoner, Thomas Nichols , came to her Husband, and would have had him gone out with him, but she would not let him go; that some time after he came in again, and brought the Glasses, and hid them in the Cole-Hole; saying, His Grandmother was sick, and had desired them to sell them, and accordingly she carry'd them to the Broker and sold them, but that afterwards Nichols own'd that he had stolen them out of a House in a Court in the Minories , which appear'd to be the Prosecutor's House. Nichols deny'd the Fact, and call'd several to his Reputation. Jeremiah Stapler also call'd some Persons to his Reputation. The Jury, upon hearing the Matter, acquitted Jeremiah Stapler and Ann Jones, and found Thomas Nichols guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d . Transportation .
Sarah Nut , of the Parish of St. James's Clerkenwell , Spinster , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 6 d. and a Gold Ring, value 5 s. from the Person of Joseph Manning , the 25th of November last. Joseph Manning depos'd, That he keeping a Chandler's Shop the Prisoner came into the House to drink, and that he had the Ring in the Handkerchief in his Coat Pocket; that they were taken out, and the Ring was afterwards produc'd by Mary Mark her Cousin. Mary Mark depos'd, she had the Ring of Mary Herrick a Cook Woman, who had it from Sarah Nutt ; and that she lent half a Crown upon it, that Sarah Nut might pay the Cook Woman aMary Herrick confirm'd what the last Evidence had depos'd. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, and had own'd when before the Justice, that she took it out of the Pocket of the Prosecutor while he was stirring the Fire. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .
John Dixon , of the Parish of St. Vedas, alias Foster-Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Buckle, value 2 s. the Goods of John Hutchins , the 4th of this instant December . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner having broken his Show-Glass with his Elbow, put in his Hand and took out the Buckle. That he apprehended him, and found the Buckle upon him, and that he own'd before Sir John Fryer , That the Fact was done by him and one Welchman, who had the other Buckle. His Confession was read in Court, and the Prisoner did not deny the Fact, only said, The Glass was broke before. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Stephen Walker , of the Parish of St. Stephen Colemanstreet , was indicted for feloniously stealing 73 Horse-Shoes, value 20 s. and 10 Pound of Iron, value 20 d. the Goods of Thomas Dart , the 6th of November . Mr. Dart depos'd, He had lost Horse-Shoes at Times, about 70, and 6 Pieces of Iron, and that he had seen them at Mr. Simpson's. Mr. Simpson depos'd, The Prisoner brought them to him to sell, saying he had them in Colemanstreet, of one Charles Mainard , who owing him Money for Service, gave him them to sell, to pay himself. The Prisoner pleaded the same at the Bar, but it was deny'd by Charles Mainard . The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
Charles Lynch , and Morrice Lynch , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 6 s. a Wastcoat, value 13 s. a Pair of Breeches, value 6 s. 4 Shirts, and other Goods , the Property of Arthur Green , from the Person of Arthur Green, the 7th of October last. To this Indictment Morrice Lynch pleaded Guilty . The Prosecutor depos'd, That having the Things in a Bag hanging over his Shoulder, he inquir'd of the Prisoners the Way to Smithfield; that they said they were going thither, and would shew him the Way; that going along together, one step'd before him, and the other behind, and took the Things from him: That Charles Lynch took the Things from him, and Morrice Lynch ran away with them, and that he never had the Goods again. The Prisoner pleaded, That coming over Tower-hill, the Prosecutor ask'd the Way to Smithfield, and gave him the Goods to carry for him. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
Bridget Hall , Wife of William Hall , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Feather-beds, 2 Sheets, and divers other Goods, in the Dwelling-house of Susannah Norgate . Mrs. Norgate depos'd, That the Prisoner was her Lodger, and she being arrested, wanted some Money, and gave her the Key of her Door, bidding her take a Looking-Glass, and some other Things, as many as would raise her 12 s. and 4 d. to pay her Charges, and that the Prisoner had strip'd her House, The Prisoner pleaded she had Mrs. Norgate's Order for what she did. The Jury acquitted her.
Bridget Hall, was indicted a Second Time for defrauding Walter Benson of 7 l. 13 s . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner brought Goods that she had stolen from one Capt. Hyde, in Scotland-Yard, whom she us'd to serve in working Chocolate, and said that she was sent by Madam Hyde, to desire him to lend Money on them; that 7 l. 13 s. was lent upon the Goods, and that Captain Hyde had fetch'd away the Goods, without paying the Money, saying they were stolen, and not sent by him or his Wife to be pawn'd. The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That the Goods were brought to her by Capt. Hyde's Maid to be pawn'd, and that she also carried the Goods along with her to the Prosecutor. None of Capt. Hyde's Family appearing to contradict this Plea, the Jury acquitted her.
John Flint , of the Parish of Hornsey , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen Cloaths, to the Value of 10 s. the Goods of Daniel Bun , the 11th of October last. The Evidence depos'd, That the Cloaths hanging on an Hedge to dry, the Prisoner was seen to take them off, and carry them away; that thereupon being pursued, he flung the Linnen over a Gate, ran away, and hid himself from the Pursuers under a Hedge. The Prisoner deny'd the having the Linnen, and pleaded that he was apprehensive of being arrested, and supposing the Pursuers to be Bailiffs ran away. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Jane Richmond , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, Petticoat, and other Wearing Apparel, a Pair of Sheets, and other Goods, Value 30 s. the Property of Richard Burnham , the 3d of this instant December . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having Coals in a Cellar of an House separate from his Dwelling-house, going to measure some Coals in his Cellar, about 10 or 11 aClock at Night, found the Prisoner asleep in his Cellar, which he kept fast lock'd up, and that he found a Key upon her, with which he suppos'd she us'd to open the Door; that she ran out of the Cellar, he pursu'd her, but she having shut a Door which stopt his Pursuit, he afterwards found her hid under a Lodger's Bed in the House; that he having also Goods in a Room in that House, examin'd a Chest of Drawers, and found several Goods missing, which were afterwards found at a Pawn-broker's, where she confess'd she had pawn'd them. However the Prisoner deny'd the Fact, saying she knew nothing of the Matter. The Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
Margaret Hayes , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , Widow , was indicted for privately stealing a Pair of Worsted Stockings, Value 2 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Reynolds , the 1st of this instant December . The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner came into her Shop to cheapen Stocking, and took a Pair of, Stockings that hung up for a Show, and ran away with them; but she calling out after her, she was stop'd. Other Evidences depos'd, That they stopp'd the Prisoner, and that the Stockings were drop'd down on the Ground just by her. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and that she ever was in the Prosecutor's Shop, but that did not avail. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Sarah Floyd , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 29 Pair of Scissors, value 39 s. the Goods of Ralph Mansel , from the Person of Joseph Clemenson , the 11th of October last. Joseph Clemenson depos'd, That on the 11th of October, between 9 and 10 a-Clock at Night, he met the Prisoner and went to drink with her at a Tavern; and afterwards from thence to her Lodging in Cross Lane : That after he was come out of her Lodging, and was going home, he clap'd his Hand upon his Pocket, and finding that his Goods were gone, he went to a Constable, and got him to go back with him to the Prisoner's Lodging, which was in a Cellar, but could not readily find the Cellar, but at last they did find it, and found the Prisoner there, and the Constable took the Goods upon her. The Constable depos'd, That about 2 or 3 Clock in the Morning, the Prosecutor call'd him, told him he had been robb'd of Goods to the Value of about 3 l. That he went with the Prosecutor, and he could not readily find the Cellar, but were first let into a Cellar belonging to a Bricklayer, but a Woman out at a
Jeremiah Gates , alias Peter Gates , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Hempen Sacks, value 4 s. the Goods of William O Brian , the 14th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Sacks were lost from Low Layton , being fill'd with Potatoes in the Field, that the Potatoes were turn'd out, and the Sacks carried away. Another Evidence depos'd, That seeing the Prisoner offer them to Sale for a Shilling, be suspected them to be stole, sent Notice of the Sacks to Stocks Market, upon which the Prosecutor came and own'd them. The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence, That he found the Sacks thrust between a Post and the Wall, at George-yard Gate. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .
Elizabeth Smith, Spinster , alias Elizabeth Burchley , Widow , of the Parish of St. Botolph Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Diamond Ring, value 10 l. the Goods (and in the Dwelling house) of Thomas Smith , the 27th of September . But the Evidence not being sufficient, she was Acquitted .
Mary Bodkin , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing Half a Guinea, and 25 Shillings in Money, from the Person of Morgan Morgan , the 18th of October last . The Prosecutor depos'd, That being just then come out of the Country, he went to a Relation's House to lodge, and having drank Part of 2 or 3 Quarterns of Brandy, about 6 or 7 a-Clock at Night went out to see after some of his Countrymen, and finding himself not well, was going back again to his Lodgings, but miss'd his Way; and as he was wandring up and down inquir'd the Way, and the Prisoner directed him, and brought him to his Lodgings, but when he came there be miss'd his Money. James Melly depos'd, That the Prosecutor and Prisoner, both in Liquor, came to the Vine Tavern in Holborn , that they were show'd a Box, had a Pint of Mountain Wine with Sack, and Bread and Cheese. That there the Prosecutor was very sweet upon the Prisoner, putting his Hand round her Neck. That having drank the Wine, they call'd for the Reckoning, which was 14 Peace; that the Prisoner put her Hand into the Prosecutor's Pocket, took out his Money, and gave him Half a Crown to take the Reckoning; that the Money in Change was brought, that he willing to see her Transactions, look'd through the Window, saw the Prisoner put 2 or 3 Pieces of Money in her Pocket Apron, and heard the Prosecutor ask her what she had done with his Money; she said she had put it into his Pocket. That he also see her put another Peice of Money into her Bosom, and something into her Mouth. That he seeing this, told the Old Man, the Prosecutor, that she had some of his Money; but he being very drunk, said she was his Relation, was going to see him to his Lodging, and was not ready to shew any Mistrust of her. The Prisoner in her Defence did not deny being in the Prosecutor's Company, but deny'd the taking the Money, and said that the Drawer, James Melly , swore this against her out of Spite, because she had once hindred him from having 6 Pence given him. The Jury considering the Matter, That the Indictment was Laid for stealing privately from the Person, and that according to the Evidence the Money was taken out of the Pocket of the Prosecutor, not without his Knowledge, acquitted her.
John Harriot , of Hounslow , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Black Gelding, value 12 l. the Property of His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales . Joseph Hart depos'd, That the Horse was turn'd out to Grass about 4 a-Clock in the Afternoon, and that the Horse was missing the next Morning about 6 a-Clock. Will Feathers depos'd, That he being a ferryman brought the Prisoner and Horse over the Water from Cue, betwixt 8 and 9 a-Clock, and that the Prisoner said he was going to Hounslow; that he taking Notice of the Horse, it being a very good Horse, inquir'd whose it was? That the Prisoner said it was his Master's Horse. one Mr. Ewers , a Gentleman and Farmer at Kingston; that his Master was at the Red Lion at Hounslow, had sold a Pad Nag, and he was going with that Horse to fetch his Master home; that thereupon he considering the Improbableness of the Story, that the Prisoner should from Kingston thither to go to Hounslow, suspected therefore ask'd him to let him ride behind him; or that he liv'd at Hounslow, and was going thither: That the Prisoner let him ride behind him, and discoursing him by the Way, and finding him to vary in his Story, suspected him; that when they came to Hounslow, and near the Inn, the Prisoner bid him get down, because if his Master should see him upon the Horse he would be angry; that he did not get down till they came to the Red Lion, that there he inquir'd For his Master Mr. Ewers, but no such Person was there, not did they know any such Person; that then the Prisoner said, If Mr. Ewers was not there, he was at the Lord Bartlet's, at Cranford, and there he should find him, and was for going away very abruptly, but that he ordered them to set the Horse in the Stable and did secure the Prisoner, who after a little time did own he had taken the Horse out of the waste Grounds near Richmond . The Park Keepers depos'd, The Horse did belong to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The former Evidence depos'd, That the Horse's Tail had been very dexterously and neatly plaited, as ever he had seen, which the Prisoner own'd he had done, having ty'd the Horse the mean while to a Gate. The Prisoner pleaded, That he only took the Horse, being an old Man, to ride upon him to Cranford, to fetch his Clothes which he had left there, when he had been at work there some time before. But the Jury not giving Credit to his Story, found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Mary Packer , of St. Ann Black Fryars , was indicted for privately stealing 1 s. from the Person of Thomas Cooper , the first of this Instant December . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he and another Friend went into a House and call'd for a Pint of Drink and a Quartern of Geneva, and that the Prisoner also came in and sat down by him, and he felt her Hand in his Pocket and clapp'd hold of it, but she got it away, and slipp'd the Money into her other Hand, and then open'd her Hand to show him that she had not any Money. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, said the Prosecutor pull'd her cross a Table to kiss her and tore her Headcloths. The Jury, upon hearing the whole Matter, acquitted her.
Arthur Hullerton , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Woman's Jumps, value 7 s. out of the Shop of Adam Walker , the third of November last. Mrs. Walker depos'd, as she was sitting in her Shop she saw the Jumps drawn out of the Shop Window, that she went out, cry'd out to stop the Prisoner, and he threw down the Jumps and was apprehended. The Prisoner had confess'd the Fact before the Justice; his Confession was read in Court. He having nothing to say in his Defence, but a bare denial of the Fact, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Abigail Green , and Margaret Nelson , of the Parish of St. Mary White Chapel , were indicted for privately stealing a Bag, value 1 d. and 9 Guineas in Gold, from the Person of Gorge Boller the 24th of October last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he went along White Chapel he was eating a Pennyworth of Oysters; that the Prisoners ask'd him to give them some Oysters; that they went away, that he overtook them, and they carried him to an Ale-House at the Sign of the Rose in Catherine Wheel Alley , that there they ask'd him to give them a Hot-pot; that when he was going to pay the Reckoning, he found his Pocket had been pick'd; that he had before perceiv'd a Hand at his Pocket, and, as he thought, Abigail Green's but did not, at that time, apprehend his Pocket was pick'd; that then he shut to the Door and call'd the Watch; that they deny'd the having his Money and were search'd; that the Bag was found in the Chimney Corner empty, but none of the Money was found upon the Prisoners in the House, but afterwards going out of the House to the Watch-House, 5 Guineas were found on the Ground. After a full Hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted them .
John Cleg , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously Marrying one Mary White , alias Mary Davis , Widow , a former Wife, Elizabeth de Fille , being alive; But there not being Evidence sufficient he was acquitted .
William Hargrave , of the Parish of St. Buttolph Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously marrying , Elizabeth Finch , Spinster , his former Wife being alive; but no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .
Robert Marsh , of the Parish of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously marrying Mary Campbell , Spinster , Sarah Abbot , his former Wife , being alive; to which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Burnt in the Hand .
Roger Lansdown , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sack, value 6 d. and three Bushels of Oats, value 7 s. from Francis Chartres , Esquire ; but no Body appearing against him he was acquitted .
Stephen Vincent , and Eleanor Vincent , his Wife , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted, for that, whereas James Appleby, alias Appleton was convicted of Breaking the House of Alice Marchand , and stealing six Guineas, a Jacobus, and divers Goods, they did, the first of March last, receive them, knowing them to be stolen . Richard Jones depos'd. That James Appleton, executed for that Fact, and himself, having committed the Robbery in Mrs. Marchand's House, did carry the Trunk into the Prisoner's Yard, that there they opened the Trunk to see what was in it, and that taking out some Money. James Appleton gave to the Prisoner,Eleanor Vincent, a Crown piece for her Civility, and that there were also left with her two Suits of Headcloths, which James Appleton told him he had fetch'd away; that he did also pawn to her a Rose Ring set with Bristol Stones for a Crown; but he said the Prisoner did not know that it came out of the Trunk. Eleanor Vincent deny'd the Fact, own'd she did receive 5 s. of James Appleton, but it was in part of 11 s. that James Appleton owed her. There being no other Evidence who appear'd to corrobate that of Richer Jones, the Jury acquitted them; but the Court ordered the Recognizance of the other Evidences, and Prosecutor, to be estreated.
Richard Ennis , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Peruke, value 18 s. two Camblet Coats, a Wast-Coat, and pair of Breeches, value 20 s. the Goods of , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Mason , the 10th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor and went away from his Master, carrying the Goods along with him; and the Prisoner also, when taken, had the Wig on his Head. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said, the Wig was given him by a Man in the Street. But the Jury not giving Credit to his Plea, found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Elizabeth Knight , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Riding Hoods, value 2 s. in the Dwelling House of Ann Hambleton , the 4th of November last. The Evidence being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Margaret Newmarsh , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , Spinster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sheet, value 5 s. a Looking-Glass, value 2 s. a Blanket, a Table-Cloth, Napkin, and other Goods, value 10 s. in the Dwelling House of Elizabeth Lowther , the 9th of November . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner and another Woman hired a Lodging in the Prosecutor's House; that the Prisoner went away about a Fortnight before her Companion, and when she was gone the Goods were wanting. But there being not Evidence sufficient to fix the Goods on the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.
Elizabeth Booth , the Wife of George Booth , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for felonious stealing a Cloth Coat and Wastcoat, value 10 s. the Goods of Batholomew Ross , the 3d of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Clothes were taken off his Bed when he was asleep, and that he was directed by the Prisoner to the Person who had bought his Wastcoat. The Prisoner, in her Defence, pleaded the Prosecutor was her Husband's Brother, and that they came Home together very drunk, making a great Noise and Disturbance, that her Husband ask'd her for some Money, and they both pull'd off their Cloths, and would have Money rais'd to buy more Drink, and pawn'd his Handkerchief, and gave a young Woman a full Pot of Drink to sell his Clothes, the Jury acquitted her.
Joseph Bailey , of the Parish of Enfield , was indicted for stealing two Mares, value 3 l. the Property of a Person unknown, the 19th of October last. One Evidence depos'd, That he going upon the Common to look for a stray'd Horse, saw two Mares feeding, and the Prisoner hid in a Bush near them, that, describing a Horse he wanted, the Prisoner told them he believed he was in the Bottom, and ask'd them, if they came to fetch them Mares to go to Hertford Fair the next Day. So he supposing they were Strays, and did not belong to the Prisoner, thought to have carried them to the Pound till they should be inquir'd after by the Owner; and being about to drive them away, the Prisoner saddled one and bridled the other, and carried them away; that they secur'd the Prisoner and had him before the Justice, and there he said they were his own. The Prisoner prov'd in Court they were his own Mares, so the Jury acquitted him.
Elias Spinnet , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Iron Racks, value 8 s. the Goods of Richard Balladine , the 25th of November last. Joseph Chapman depos'd, That he went to the Prisoner, and ask'd him to go with him a Robbing; that he went into the Prosecutor's Yard, and coming out again, told the Prisoner there were such Things, that the Prisoner bid him fetch them and he would sell them, which he did for 20 d. Another Evidence depos'd, They saw such Things in the Prisoner's Hands in Shoreditch. The Prisoner pleaded, That Chapman brought them to his House, and desir'd him to sell them for him. He had several appear'd to his Reputation. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d . Transportation .
Mary Burroughs , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Guineas, and 16 s. in Silver, a pair of Shoes value 4 s. 6 d. and a pair of Clogs, value 4 s. the Property of John Waller , in the Dwelling House of Sarah Woodroffe , the 7th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd. That the Prisoner and he were Lodgers in the same House; that while his Wife went for a little new Milk for the Child, the Prisoner went into his Room, broke open some Drawers and took the Money. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd as before, but could not say, Whether she lock'd the Door of her Room when she went out, that when she came back she heard the Child cry, and the Prisoner's Voice, saying to it, Don't cry, Mamma's coming, and saw her come out of the Room. That she afterwards went to the Drawer to look a Cap for the Child, and miss'd her Money, Shoes and Clogs, and that she found a piece of one of her own Knives in the Drawer, with which the Prisoner had broken the Drawer open, as she afterwards confess'd her self, and that she had 4 Guineas, some Silver and a Counter. That upon this she went away, and it was some Time before they found her, but at length she was apprehended in Rag Fair. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but having own'd it before Witness, the Jury found her guilty . Death .
Michael Young , of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for the Murther of Joseph Hutton , by giving him several Blows and Bruises on the Head, Face, Breast, Ect the 14th of November last, of which Blows and Bruises he languish'd till the 19th of the same Month, and then died. He was also indicted a second Time upon the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Jane Purvys depos'd, That Joseph Hutton the deceas'd, with two or three more Men, came to her Master's House to drink about eight or nine a Clock the 14th of November. That Michael Young , the Prisoner, came in about 11 a Clock, and call'd for a Pint of Drink. That Michael Young knowing some of them, they drank Punch together. That they call'd for a two Shilling Bowl, and Michael Young bid them make it a half Crown Bowl; but when the Reckoning came to be paid, he would not pay any Thing toward it, but challenged any of them to fight. That they went out of the House, and in a few Minutes Joseph Hutton and the rest of the Company came in again, and about half a Quarter of an Hour after Michael Young came, and brought with him five or six Men. That then they went out together, and stay'd out better than a Quarter of an Hour, both of them very bloodyThat when they came in they wash'd themselves, and Joseph Hutton said to Michael Young, I hope there will no further Trouble come of it; and Michael Young said, None should come on his part, and the deceas'd said, None should on his part; and they shook Hands and were Friends. Landry Dawson depos'd to the same purpose, adding. That when the Prisoner came in, he deny'd to be in Liquor, and that he refus'd to pay part of the Reckoning, upon which high Words arising, he challeng'd to fight one of the Company; but the deceas'd said, He should not fight with that Person, because he was not an equal Match for him; that then the Prisoner challeng'd him, or the Best Man in the Company. That the Deceas'd reply'd, If he was so bent on fighting, himself was the Man. That then they went out of the Doors of fight, but Michael Young would not fight without having some of his own Friends present, and so he ran down to the Water side and brought several Men along with him, and then they went out together into the Fields and fought fairly, and when they had done shook Hands and parted. Another Evidence depos'd to the sameJoseph Cartwright depos'd, That be was with the deceas'd about 12 Hours before he dy'd; that he told him, He and Michael Young had fought together; that there had been 15 Falls given between them; that he had given Michael Young 12 of them, and that Michael Young said he had enough. That they having done Michael Young came upon him again, slung him down, and knee'd him very much; that then he said he had enough, for he believ'd had he struck two Blows more he should have dy'd. Another Evidence depos'd to the same purpose, adding. That the deceas'd, after relating this Matter, cry'd out, O Michael Young! O Michael Young! A Surgeon, who was call'd to him, depos'd, That when he came to him, he found him labouring with a Shortness of Breath, and a Fever, and the Appearance of a Contusion upon his Stomach; that after he was dead, upon opening him, he found a Large Collection of Matter between the Pleura and Diaphragma, and he did believe he dy'd of the Bruises. Another Surgeon depos'd, That he, at opening the Body, did not perceive any outward Wound or Discoloration of the Stomach, nor apparent Bruise, but a black Eye; but upon turning up the Sternum, did find about half a Pint of corrupted Matter, which he suppos'd might proceed from the Rupture of some Vessels by some violent Straining, or by a Fall. The Prisoner brought many Evidence, who gave him the Character of a peaceable Person, and that they had not known him to be of a quarrelsom Disposition. The Jury, after a full Hearing of the Matter, found him guilty of Manslaughter , Burnt in the Hand .
James Hutchinson , of the Parish of Lime-House , was indicted with Jacob Fish and Ephraim Lisle , not yet taken, for feloniously stealing four Hundred Pounds of Hemp, value 5 l. the Goods of Joseph Withers , the 13th of November , and John Atkins for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen . Mr. Withers depos'd, That having four Lighters of Hemp brought to Battle Bridge from Mr. Thompson's Granary at Deptford, he saw some of the Bundles loose, and ordering his Servant to weigh one Bundle, there was a Hundred and a Half wanting; but some other Bundles being shipp'd off, he know not what more was wanting. Thomas Woodward depos'd, That himself and the Prisoner Hutchison was employ'd to fetch Mr. Wither's Hemp; that Hutchison told him, that Jacob Fish had inform'd him, That Atkins would take Hemp; that accordingly, when they had brought the Lighters to Lime-house , within two Ships length of Atkin's Back-Door. Hutchinson, Fish, and himself, fill'ed two Bags of Hemp, and carried them to Atkins, who was at his Back-Door; that the Quantity of Hemp was about five Hundred Weight; that they sold it for 14 s. a Hundred Weight, and had 17 s. a piece, and other Expences. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and call'd Persons to their Reputation. Several appear'd for Hutchinson, who gave him a good Character, as an Honest Man, and one who constantly frequented the Church. Others appear'd to Mr. Atkin's Character, who also gave him the Character of an Honest Man; and one depos'd. He had known him stop stolen Goods, for the use of the right Owners, and had heard him charge his Daughter, in his Absence to take Care not to buy any such. But in Contradiction to this, one Evidence appear'd, who said, He had in the Year 1714, prosecuted him for a Fact of the like Nature. The Jury found them Guilty to the Value of 39 s . Transportation .
James Hutchinson, was indicted a Second Time with Jacob Fish, and Ephraim Lisle, not taken, for felonionsly stealing 4 Hundred weight of Hemp, value 5 l. the Goods of Thomas Rawlins , the 12th of November last. And Edward Atkins, and Richard Abrams , for receiving the same, knowing it to be stole . Mr Rawlins depos'd. He order'd his Porter to employ a Lighterman, to bring him up 40 Bundles of Hemp, the 12th of November, and that there wanted 4 or 5 Hundred Weight. Thomas Woodward depos'd. That himself, the Prisoner. James Hutchinson , Jacob Fish , and Ephraim Lisle , having fetch'd up a Lighter of Mr. Rawlin's Hemp, and coming over against the Back Door of Edward Atkins , the Prisoner, at Limehouse , about 2 a Clock in the Morning, Hutchinson and Lisle fill'd the first Bag, which weigh'd 2 Hundred weight; that himself and Fish carried it to Mr. Atkins's. That the second Bag weigh'd 1 Hundred weight; and the third Bag 1 Hundred weight, 3 Quarters, and 14 Pounds, and that Atkins paid them for it 3 l. 15 s. James Tow depos'd, That he being at work in Mr. Abram's Rope-Walk, Edward, Atkins came and talk'd with Mr. Abrams in the Walk, and he was sent with a Bag to Atkins's, and did fetch 6 Parcels, on the 14th of November. The Information of the Prisoners was read in Court, wherein James Hutchinson confess'd the stealing and selling the Hemp to Atkins, and Atkins the buying the Hemp of Woodward and Fish, at 14 s. the Hundred weight; and Mr. Abrams the buying of 4 Hundred weight of Hemp of Atkins, at 21 s. the Hundred weight. Hutchinson pleaded, That Mr. Rawlins had made him drunk, and he know not what he did when he gave the Information. And Mr. Abraham call'd Two Master Rope-Makers who depos'd, That if all the Hemp was like that Pair of it they had seen at Mr. Abram's, he gave to the full Value of it, or more. The Prisoners each of them call'd a great many Wintesses to their Reputation, who gave them generally a good Character; but the Evidence being full against Hutchinson and Atkins, found them both Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation . And Acquitted Abrams.
Jane Greg , Wife of William Greg , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted, That whereas William Rudgate had been convicted of stealing 3 Bobbins of Balladine Silk, the Goods of John Crush , she did receive them, knowing them to be stole . The first Evidence depos'd, That William Rudgate coming to inquire for Work, had taken the Opportunity to steal the Bobbins of Silk and that he had confess'd he sold them to the Prisoner: That when they went to apprehend the Prisoner, her Husband told them she was gone to Greenwich, but in searching the House, they found her conceal'd in a Back-Yard. William Rudgate depos'd, He had had frequent Dealings with the Prisoner for 2 or 3 Years; that he had 6 Bobbins of Silk from Mr. Gering's and that he sold them to the Prisoner for 2 s. That she knew the Silk was stolen, knowing in what Shops he worked; and consequently how he must come by them: That she us'd to turn off the Silk, and give him the empty Bobbins again. That she had been the Ruin of him and his Family, in that she did sometimes come to his House, and tell him, that she had no Goods in the House to work, and he must get her some as soon as he could, which she knew could be no other Way but by stealing of them. Mr. Gering depos'd, There were 2 Bobbins with Mr. Crush's Mark, found in the Prisoner's House, and that one of them had some Silk upon it, which Mr. Crush affirmed to be his Silk. Mr. Dole deposed, That in searching the Prisoner's House a great Number of Bobbins were found, with the Marks of divers Silk-Throwers; whereas they were always so careful of keeping their Bobbins, that if at any Time they grew unfit for use they either burnt them, or cut out their Marks: Or if a Person dy'd and his Bobbins were to be sold, the Buyer immediately put on them his own Mark. And also in a Garret over another House, they found a private Throwing-Mill for Silk, that carried 40 Spindles, which was an unlawful Mill; that there was Silk on the Bobbins upon the Mill, and that no Person of a Silk Thrower, might imploy any such Mill, under the Penalty of 40 s. a Month. Several other Evidences confirm'd the same: And also that there were 6 Bobbins of Mr. Gering's, with Silk found in the Prisoner's House. And Mr. Powel depos'd, that the Prisoner had own'd she did lend Rudgate 2 s. upon them. The Prisoner in her Defence produc'd an Evidence who depos'd, He had at one Time sold the Prisoner 9 Dozen of old Bobbins: And another Evidence, That Rudgate had brought empty Bobbins to her House. Another Evidence depos'd, He did see Rudgate at the prisoner's House, and that he told her, That he was afraid of being arrested, and desir'd her to lend him 2 Shillings. And that she afterwards seeing the 6 Bobbins of Silk (which appear'd to be Mr. Gearing's) in the Window, was surpriz'd to see them. She pleaded she us'd the Mill in her Business, she dealing in Waste, Silk, for making Ferrets, and also in the Silk Stocking Trade. She call'd some Persons to her Reputation. The Jury acquitted her.
Edward Wootton , George Beal , Charles Motherby , and John Hornby , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , were indicted upon the Statute made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George, intituled, An Act for the Further preventing Robbery, Burglary, and otherElizabeth Carter , and Alexander Hatchet , the 15th of June last, a Gold Watch, value 20 l. a Diamond Ring, value 20 l. a Rose Ring, value 4 l. the Prisoners did take of Elizabeth Carter , and Elizabeth Hatcbet , 6 Guineas for helping her to Two Gold Chains, a Silver Watch and 19 Gold Rings, Part of the Goods stolen, and did not apprehend, or cause to be apprehended the Felon who stole the same, and give Evidence against him, as the Statute in that Case directs . Mrs. Hatchet depos'd, That the Prisoners, Edward Wootton and George Beal , came to her on the 29th of June, and told her, That if she and her Partner, Elizabeth Carter , since deceas'd, would give them 6 Guineas, they would help her to 2 Gold Chains, 19 Rings, and a Silver Watch again, Part of the Goods that had been stolen, and that they would produce the Felon that stole them: That she and her Partner consented to the Proposal, and acquainted a Friend, Mr. Sunderland, with the Matter, who went with her, and 2 of the Prisoners, the next Morning, to the Sun Tavern, in Clare-Market , where the Goods before-mentioned, and a Person who personated the Thief were produc'd. Mr. Sunderland depos'd That as near as he can remember, the 30th of June, John Hornby and George Beal being at the Prosecutor's House, he and Mrs. Hatchet went with them in a Coach to a Tavern in Clare-Market, he thinks the Sun Tavern, upon their Promise for the Reward of 6 Guineas, to produce the Goods mentioned, and the Person who stole them. That when they came to the Tavern, they inquir'd for the Thief, and Hornby and Beal went from the Tavern, while Mrs. Hatchet and he staid there, to fetch him, and that in about an Hour and half they came back, and said, That he was in the House, but they did not bring him up with them into the Room; but when Hornby and Beal came in, Edward Wootton came in with them, and that both Beal and Wootton insisted upon having Releases drawn, and Hornby upon their paying the 6 Guineas, the Reward; that Wootton went out, and fetch'd the Releases, and a Scrivener. That they, Mrs. Hatchet and Sunderland, demanding the Goods, and Person who stole them, before they paid the Money, Charles Motherby was brought into the Room, in a large black Coat, big enough to hold 2 or 3 of him, he being but a slender Man, and a very large Hat on his Head. That this Charles, Motherby took upon himself to be the Thief, and produc'd the Bag wherein the Things had been stolen, and 19 Rings, 2 Gold Chains, and a Silver Watch. That these Things being produc'd, the 6 Guineas were laid down upon the Table, and taken up by John Hornby : And that asking Motherby, who produc'd the Goods, and took upon him to be the Thief, his Name and Occupation, Motherby told him his Name was Peter Roberts , and that he was a Sawyer in Westminster, That he suspecting he had not told him true, bid Motherby let him see his Hand; which when he had seen, he told Motherby he was not the Person he pretended to be, for he (Mr. Sunderland) himself being a Sawyer, was well satisfy'd he was not a Person of that Business, but some Taylor, Barber, or Garreteer. That his Suspicion belong confirm'd by Mrs. Hatchet, who had seen the Person who stole the Goods, and knew him to be a Man very different in Person from Charles Motherby , he talk'd sharply to him, threatning him, that if he did not confess the Truth he should be sent to Newgate. That then Mothorby begg'd for Favour, and said he was a Perriwig-maker in Golden Lane, and that the Person who stole the Goods was one John Dawes , a Sawyer. Philip Roher depos'd, That Charles Motherby came to him the latter End of June, the Day he did not well remember, but thought it might be the 26th, and brought a Gold Watch, 3 Gold Rings, and 2 Diamond Rings, desiring him to tell him the Value of them; that he did value the Gold Rings, and a Friend of his, a Jeweller, coming in, did value the Diamond Rings, at 13 s. the one, and 30 s. the other, as he thinks; that himself not pretending to Skill in Watches, it was left with him to get it valued; that the next Morning an Advertisement publish'd by the Goldsmith's Company was brought to him, wherein be found the Gold Watch described, and that thereupon he carried the Watch to Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Hatchet. Other Evidences depos'd. That Charles Motherby was a Lodger in the House of John Dawes , the Sawyer, who was the Person said to have stolen the Goods, and that Edward Wootton was Brother to the Wife of the said John Dawes. The Prisoners Defence consisted chiefly in Three Things. First, In supporting their Reputation. Secondly, in charging the Prosecutor with a Design of extorting Money from them. And thirdly, In endeavouring to show that they had conform'd themselves to the Statute in that Case made and provided. Wootton and Beal call'd a great many, who gave them a good Character, both as to their Industry in their Callings, Wootton being a Frame-maker, and Beal a Carver; and Motherby also call'd 3 or 4 who gave him a good Character. And to prove the Prosecutor would have extorted Money from them, they call'd Robert Ward , Thomas Ward , and a Brother of Wootton's, who depos'd, That Mrs. Hatchet would have compounded the Matter for 15 l. But their Evidence being attended with some seeming Improbabilities, and being deny'd by the Prosecutor, it gain'd but little Credit. The Third Part of their Defence related chiefly to Wootton, Beal, and Hornby, who seem'd to infer, That they had comply'd with the Statute, in that they had apprehended Charles Motherby , whom they said they took to be the Thief, and was all the Thief they knew; urging that they had been at a great Expence in apprehending and fetching him 60 or 70 Miles out of the Country. In answer to this the Statute was ordered to be read to them in Court, for their Satisfaction how well they had conform'd themselves to it, and was read accordingly. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter the Jury found them all Guilty of the Indictment . Transportation .
The trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Sentence as followeth, viz.
Received Sentence of Death, 3.
Burnt in the Hand, 2.
To be Transported, 25.
Mary Hyde , David Pritchard , Edward Pollet , Thomas Page , Morris Lynch , Charles Lynch , Jane Richmond , James Hutchinson , Edward Atkins , Edward Wootton , George Beal , Charles Motherby , John Hornby , Thomas Nichols , Mary Hardiman Barthia Fisher , John Dixon , John Flint , Elias Spinnet , Margaret Hayes , Arthur Fullerton , Richard Ennis , Elizabeth Knight , Stephen Walker , Peter, alias Thomas Gates .
I. Cartonche: Or, The Robbers. A Comedy. As it was acted many Times with great Applause at Paris. By Mons. la Grand, Comedian to the King. Price 1 s.
II. The Life and Actions of Lewis Deminique Cartouche , who was broke alive upon the Wheel at Paris. Nov. 28, 1721. N. S. relating at large his remarkable Adventures, desperate Enterprizes, and various Escapes: With an Account of his Behaviour under Sentence, and upon the Scaffold, and the Manner of his Execution. The Second Edition. Price 1 s. 6 d.
All Sold by J. Roberts, in Warwick Lane.
A Water that perfectly cures the Itch, or any Itching Humour, in a few Days, without Necessary of Purging, or the dangerous Use of Mercury, Price 1 s. 6 d. only is prepared and sold, by A. Downing, Chymist, at the Crown and Ball, in George Court, in St. John's Lane, by Hicks's Hall, near West-Smithfield. Where also may be bad, the best Spirits of Scurvy-Grass, by Wholesale or Retale, at 8 d. a Bottle. A most effectual Remedy for the violent Pain in the Teeth, Price 1 s. Also a most excellent Remedy for the Teeth, and clearing them from the Scurvy.
Printed for J. Humfreys, in Bartholemew-lane, behind the Royal Exchange; and E. Symon, the Corner of Pope's Head Alley, Cornhill: And Sold by J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms, Warwick-Lane, 1722. Where Advertisements atc taken in Price Three Pence.