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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 30th, and 31st of May, and 1st of June, 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 Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Justice Ayres, Mr. Baron Page ; John Raby , Esq; Deputy-Recorder, and several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London and County of Middlesex.
The JURORS were as followeth.
The London Jury.
The Middlesex Jury.
The Proceedings were as followeth, viz.
James Washford , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing 28 Yards of Strip'd Silk Cotton, value 5 l. in the shop of Thomas Finch , the 16th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence the Prisoner stole the Goods out of the Prosecutor's Shop, no Body being therein. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Thomas Humphrys , of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 60 Peach, Nectarine; and Plum Trees, value 3 l. the Goods of Joseph Carpenter , the 9th of April last. He was likewise indicted a second Time for stealing a Gun, a watering pot, and Orange Trees, value 13 s. the Goods of Henry Wise , Esq ; the 1st of April last. As to the first Indictment, the Proof being not sufficient to convict the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him. As to the second Indictment, the Prisoner had confess'd he had stole a Watering-pot out of Brumpton Park , and sold it to one Burchet, or Burchel, in Rosemary Lane, who told him he always kept Things a Year before he sold them. The Ju-Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 1 s. 6 d.
Winifred Jones , alias Wife of John Dell , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Jarvis Wiseman , and stealing divers Linnen, and other Goods , the 1st of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor lock'd the Street-Door, and went to Bed; that the next Morning about five a-Clock, the Door was found open, and the Goods stolen, and that upon her being apprehended, the Prosecutor's Shift, Stockings, and other Things were found upon the Prisoner. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
She was indicted a Second Time for breaking the House of George Olifant , and stealing a Brass Pot, Pewter Plates, and other Goods , the 25th of March last. The Evidence depos'd, That going out about nine a-Clock at Night, the Door was left lock'd, but about ten was found open, and the Goods gone. That the Goods were bought by the Prosecutor of a Person to whom the Prisoner had sold them. But those Persons to whom they had been sold having absconded, and there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, as to this Fact, the Jury Acquitted her.
John Blower , the 9th of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was employ'd by her, as an Assistant to her, she taking in Linnen to wash, that going out and leaving her there, when she came home the Prisoner was gone, and the Goods missing; that when she was sometime after apprehended, she owned the taking of the Goods: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
Joseph Chapman , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Gelding, value 8 l. the Property of Joseph Windsor , the First of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Horse was in his Ground the last Day of April, at Night, but was missing on the first of May, in the Morning, that having had Information, that such a Horse as he had lost, was rapp'd for in Tyburn Road; he went to the George Inn, in Tyburn Road, and asking the Inn-keeper, he told him there was such a Horse there, and that being show'd the Horse, he found it was his Horse, that the Prisoner coming into the Inn Yard, while he, the Prosecutor was there, did own he had brought the Horse thither. The Prisoner pleaded, That coming that Morning from St. Albans, he met with two Men, and swapp'd away a white Horse, he had, for the Prosecutor's Horse, and gave three Guineas in exchange. The Inn-keeper depos'd, That the Prisoner had a white Horse, which stood two Nights at his House about ten Days before, which Horse he judged to be worth about 50 s. but he knew nothing of the Prisoner, but that he had set a Horse there before two Nights, and had also brought the Prosecutor's Horse to his Inn the first of May, and he had never seen him, but at those two several Times. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Jane Buck , alias Wellam , of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat, value 10 s. in the House of Edward Barlington , the fifth of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's House to see a Friend, who was then in the Prosecutor's Custody, he being an Officer, and desired that she might lie with the Prisoner there that Night, which being granted, she was put into the Chamber, where her Acquaintance was, in which Chamber was a Closet, where the Hat was; that before Night she went away, under a Pretence to fetch some Money, and the next Day the Hat was missing, which upon her Apprehension she own'd she had taken; and pawn'd it for two Shillings, which was found according to her Evidence. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipp'd .
George Stephens , of the Parish of Pancras , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bedstead, 4 Bottles of Brandy, 4 Bottles of Wine, and 4 of Geneva , the tenth of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner was his Servant , he keeping a publick House at Tottenham Court , and had taken a Lodging for a Woman, and he being inform'd his Liquors were carried there, went and search'd the Room, and found his Bottles with some Liquors in them. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and called some Persons to his Reputation, and it appearing that he was intrusted with the Liquors, in order to sell them, and so could at most be but a Breach of Trust, the Jury acquitted him.
Benjamin Lyon , alias Laurence , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, and a Turnover, the Property of Richard Cole , and a Handkerchief, value one Shilling, the Property of John Sparrow , the 29th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his House to drink, and also call'd for Meat, which he himself cut, and left the Prisoner at home, while he went to Justice Martin's about Business, and there had Word brought him, that the Prisoner was gone away privately, and without paying his Reckoning, and that there was also Linnen taken out of the Garden, and that as he was going home he met the Prisoner, siezed him, and took the Linnen out of his Pocket. Hester Sparrow depos'd, She had wash'd the Linnen, and hung it out in the Garden, and the Prisoner having gone away privately, without paying his Reckoning, Mrs. Cole went into the Garden and found the Things had been taken away. She added, that the Linnen which was produced in Court, which Mr. Cole took out of his Pocket, was the same she washed and hung in the Garden. The Prisoner own'd his being in the Prosecutor's House, and that he did go away without paying the Reckoning, but said it was because a Friend going by call'd him out, and would have him drink with him, which he did, and that as they were drinking in another House, pull'd out the Linnen, and would have had him pawn it for him, and that as they were going along, the Person from whom he had the Goods, seeing Mr. Cole, ran away, and he having put the Things in his Pocket, Mr. Cole siezed him. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
James Barns , alias Richard Bourn , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Peruke, value 5 l. the Property of Benjamin Cokes , a Peruke value 5 l. the Property of Edward Rayner , and also another Peruke, 50 s. the Property of Samuel Towers , and 14 Ounces of human Hair, value 50 s. the Property of Nathaniel Rainer , in the Shop of the said Nathaniel Rainer , the 10th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was entertain'd for three Days as a Journey Man by the Prosecutor, and that having work'd with him a Day and a Piece, the Prosecutor being call'd out to shave a Customer, the Prisoner took the Opportunity to go away with the Goods. The Prisoner confess'd the selling of the Wigs and Hair, and that he had dispos'd of them, where two of them and the Hair were found accordingly, but pretended, that drinking at an Alehouse, he had them of a Man he was drinking with, to dispose of for him. The Jury found him guilty of the Felony. Transportation .
Robert Moakes , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 13 Pair of Stockings, value 28 s. the Property of William Birch , in the Shop of William Cap , the 11th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner had been Servant to Mr. Cap, and came to the House on the Saturday Night, and the Goods were miss'd on the Monday. That suspecting him they apprehended him, and he confess'd the Fact, and sent for the Goods where he had sold them. The Prisoner pleaded, That he was in Danger of being arrested, and only took the Goods to raise present Money, designing to return them in two or three Days; but was apprehended before he had an Opportunity of doing so. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
James Wayley , of the Parish of St. Mary Savoy , was indicted for the Murder of Peter Alman , by giving him a mortal Wound with a Pen-knife, near the Collar-bone, of the Length of 1 Inch, and the depth of 6 Inches, the 21st of April last; of which Wound he languish'd till the 26th of April, and then dy'd . He was likewise indicted a Second Time on the Coroner's Inquest. Humphry Hood depos'd, That he keeping a Victualling-house in Lukenors Lane , on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, about three a-Clock in the Morning, the Deceased, Peter Alman, was brought into his House by the Watchmen, and as he thinks because they could not carry him with them their Rounds: And that a little after the Prisoner Wayley was brought in, something in Drink, and call'd for a Pint of Drink. That there was a few Words of Anger pass'd between the Prisoner and the Deceased, and the Name of Blockhead was call'd. That while he was gone down Stairs, to draw some Drink, he heard a Pistol go off, which when he came up, he found had been discharged against the Back of the Chimney. That upon the doing of this, the Deceased did tax the Prisoner with being a Highwayman, or Robber; but that the Prisoner did desire the Deceased to be easy as to the offence, said that he carried it, being in Danger of being robb'd; and then discharg'd it that it might do no Mischief; gave him a Pot of Drink, and some Cyder, and that they drank together some Time after, and he thought they had been good Friends; and that the Prisoner did tell the Deceased if he would send for a Constable, he would give a good Account of himself. That they went out about five a-Clock in the Morning, and immediately went to parrying with their Canes; and the Prisoner was thrown down, and his Hat was thrown into his House, and his Cane was fallen out of his Hand. That the Deceased began the parrying with their Sticks, and he did suppose it was in Order to have siezed the Prisoner as a Highwayman. That the Deceased following the Prisoner as he retreated, the Deceased cry'd, I am stuck. That he led him back to his House, gave him a Dram of Brandy, and that he liv'd about four or five Days after. The Evidence of Mr. Hood was confirmed by Thomas Owen , and that after the firing off the Pistol, the Deceased and Prisoner drank together for about an Hour. That afterwards they went out and parry'd with their Sticks, and in a little while the Prisoner was down, and after that was down again, and then having got up, drew his Penknife, and stabbed the Deceased in the Breast. That then he endeavoured to sieze the Prisoner, another laying hold of his Hand wherein the Knife was, he apprehended him, being before afraid that he was in danger of being kill'd by the Prisoner himself; and that when he was taken he had several other Penknives in his Pocket. He confess'd that the Deceased did strike the Prisoner several Times after he was down; and that when the Prisoner had drawn his Penknife, he bid the Deceased stand off, before the Wound was given; but that the Deceased was standing still, and the Prisoner did then advance towards him. He added also, That he did hear the Prisoner, when he was in Mr. Hood's House, offer, that if the Deceased would send for a Constable, he would give an Account of himself. Joseph Strowd depos'd, That he did see the Deceased beating the Prisoner with the great End of his Stick, and the Prisoner fell against a Cellar Door; that he did strike him when he was down; that when he got up the Deceased was making at him again, and he made a little Push at him, and then retired. The Surgeon depos'd, he did believe the Wound was the Cause of the Deceased's Death. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he having paid his Master's Men, on Saturday Night, went pretty late , and had a Pound of Stakes dress'd; and going home late found his Master's Family in Bed, and not being willing to disturb them, went to several Places, and not meeting with a Lodging, did go to Mr. Hood's, as had been before deposed; and as to the Fact it was committed as had been before deposed, with only the Alteration of some Circumstances. That the Deceased had threatned to knock his Brains out, and did knock him down two or three Times with the But End of his Stick, to be made appear by Evidences he should call. He said, as to the Pistol, it was one that he put in his Pocket when he had a small Time before been sent by his Master with some Goods of Value, to a Place call'd Lee, and feeling something heavy in his Pocket, and finding it was that Pistol, he discharg'd it, left it should happen to do any Injury. That as to the Penknives he had about him, he always carry'd two to mend Pens for Writing; he had also another which was his Master's Sons; and one, which having been broken, he took it and had got a new Blade put in. And call'd the following Evidences.
Ann Mackintosh depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner and the Deceas'd engaged with Sticks, and that the Prisoner was down, and very much beaten by the Deceas'd with the great End of his Stick, that the Prisoner made from the Deceas'd, and the Deceas'd press'd upon him, for three or four Doors, and said he would knock the Prisoner's Brains out, or kill him. That thenWilliam Brooks depos'd, he saw the Deceas'd beat the Prisoner with the great End of his Stick, and that one cry'd to the Deceas'd knock him down, that the Prisoner ran away, and the Deceas'd follow'd him. Sarah Pash depos'd, That the Deceas'd struck the Prisoner very violently, so that he reel'd from one side to the other, and retreated from the Deceas'd, and that he follow'd him, and the Prisoner drew his Penknife, and the Deceased follow'd him after he had drawn his Penknife, and that the Prisoner said, keep off, or I'll stick you. Do you design to knock me on the Head; that the Deceas'd follow'd him several Yards after, and he bid him stand off, or he would kill him. The Prisoner produc'd several Persons, who had known him many Years, to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character, as to a very quiet and peaceable Person, and two of his Masters, with whom he had and did at present live, who gave him an extraordinary Character. The Jury upon the whole of the Evidence, found him guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .
Joseph Bullen , of the Parish of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Baskets and 27 Pair of Soles, value 30 s. and 6 Pair of Soles, value 2 s. the 22d of April last. Daniel Ingry depos'd , That he was asleep in his Boat, near Billinsgate , about 12 a Clock at Night, and the next Morning he miss'd the Baskets of Fish. The Prisoner own'd he was with another Boy that took the Fish, and he had a 11 Pair of them. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipt .
Elizabeth Kneller , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons, value 20 s the Goods of John Ask , a Silk Gown and other Goods, the Property of Margaret Cooper , the 29th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had liv'd with the Prosecutor as a hired Servant 10 Days, and went away about six a Clock in the Morning without the Knowledge of her Master, or any of the Family, and that missing the Goods, and having intelligence of her going to Newbury, he follow'd the Waggon, overtook it about Hounslow, and having secur'd the Prisoner, she own'd the Fact, and that the Goods were in the Waggon, which were found accordingly; her Confession before the Justice was read in Court, wherein she own'd the Fact, however, her Defence at the Bar was, That she was with Child by her Master, and he had given her these Things to go to Newbury to lye in. But the Master deny'd the Fact, saying, it was a Story that she had learn'd in Newgate. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .
Isaac Aslin , of St. Buttolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Richard Mosse , of a Handkerchief, value 1 s. the 7th of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipt .
John Clifton , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for entering the Dwelling House of Stephen Trippet , with an intent to steal his Goods , the 27th of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was found up three Pair of Stairs, in the Prosecutor's House, about a 11 of the Clock at Night. The Jury found him guilty .
Elizabeth Pike , of the Parish of Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing Linnen, &c. value 12 s. the Property of Thomas Bagley , the 20th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was employ'd as a Nurse by the Prosecutor, and the Goods were pawn'd by the Prisoner, but it did not appear to be done with a felonious intent, so the Jury acquitted her.
Henry Ferguson , of St. Mary Savoy , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 half Peck Loaves, value 18 d. the Goods of Samuel Bradley , the 30th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, the Prisoner took the Bread out of a Basket, which the Prosecutor's Man had set down in the Street, while he carried Bread into a Tavern. The Prisoner pleaded Hunger in excuse. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipt .
Rebecka Brockwell , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Bedding, Linnen, &c. to the Value of 13 s. the Goods of Edward Humphreys , the 25th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Lodger, and that she pawn'd the Goods. The Prisoner pleaded she did design to redeem them, and to return them again. The Jury considering the Matter, found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be Whipt .
Francis Frizwell , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Shillings , the Money of John Hayward , the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been inform'd by his Servant, that she had seen the Prisoner the Night before this Fact, put his Hand into the Money Box, he having before miss'd Money, was resolved to try an Experiment, therefore he put 40 s. into the Draw in the Shop, having mark'd the Money, and desired a Neighbour, who was a Constable, to watch him that Night, and also another Person. That the next Night, when the Shop was shut, the Prisoner came and ask'd for a Quart of Brandy, which being to be fetch'd out of the Cellar, while the Boy was gone down to draw the Brandy, he took the Opportunity to take the Money out of the Box. Charnock Hayward depos'd, That he being upon the Stairs, did, through the Banisters of the Stair-Case, see the Prisoner, while the Boy was gone down to draw the Brandy, open the Money Box, and take out Money. The Constable depos'd, That he being on the Stairs did see the Prisoner go behind the Counter and take the Money out of the Till, that thereupon he came down immediately and siez'd him, and took 12 Shillings out of his Pocket, and that upon examining the Draw, there
Elizabeth Wilson , of St. Mary Colechurch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silk Gowns value 8 l. a Pettycoat value 20 s. 2 Pair of Stays value 50 s. the Property of Martha Watson , a Holland Shift value 5 s. the Goods of Edmund Camden , in the Dwelling-house of the said Edmund Camden , the 19th of May last. Mrs.Camden depos'd, That the Prisoner was her Servant , and that the Goods of Martha Watson were brought and left in a Room, and there was no Body came there from the Time the Cloaths were brought in, and left, till they were miss'd, and that was from between 2 or 3 in the Afternoon till 4 or 5; and that after she was apprehended, and was in Prison, she own'd, that she had the Prosecutor's Wife's Shift on. The Prisoner pleaded, She knew nothing what became of the Silk Cloaths, &c. but as to her Mistress's Shift, she only put it on while she washt her own, and did not remember to tell her Mistress of it before, by Reason of the Surprise of her being apprehended for the Fact. She call'd many reputable Persons to her Character, who had known her a good while, and gave her an extraordinary good one. Upon a full hearing of the Matter the Jury acquitted her.
Thomas Minskip , of the Parish of St. Paul's Convent Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Parcels of Linnen, &c, value 20 s. the Goods of Sarah Brotherton , the 24th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner took the Box from the Prosecutor, to carry for her, from the Black Swan Inn at Holbourn-Bridge , to the Golden Ball in York Street, Convent Garden, but that he never carried them thither, but to a Cook's Shop, broke open the Box, and sold part of them. The Fact was plainly proved, and he making but a trifling Defence, the Jury found him guilty . Transportation .
James Cannon and George Williams , were indicted for assaulting George Johnson on the Highway, and taking from him 3 s. 5 d. Halfpenny , the 10th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was coming from Knights-Bridge , in Company with the Prisoners, between 10 and 11 a Clock at Night, of the Day mentioned in the Indictment, the Prisoner Cannon asked him if he had any Money? That he replied he had, asking the Prisoner again if he thought he had sold his Shrimps for nothing? (For he had been selling Shrimps ). That thereupon Cannon struck up his Heels, and laid hold of his Throat, and Williams put his Hand into his Pocket and took out his Money, that thereupon he cry'd out Thieves and Murder, and some coming to his Assistance , they were apprehended, and that 5 d. Halfpenny of his Money was afterwards found near the Brick-Wall Jane Pool depos'd, That she heard the Outcry of Thieves and Murder. Joseph Preslove depos'd, That he heard a Scuffling in the Road, and perceiv'd a Man that seem'd to be strip'd; that coming up to the Prisoners and Prosecutor, and asking what was the Matter, the Prosecutor said, the Prisoners had knocked him down and robb'd him; that thereupon he drew his Sword and siez'd one of the Prisoners, and more Assistance coming the other was apprehended, and that he afterwards found 5 d. Halfpeny by the Wall, but no Silver. Andrew Dennis depos'd, That hearing a Noise, he went towards the Place where he heard it, and coming up to the Prisoners, saw Cannon stripp'd, as tho' it were to fight . The Prisoners pleaded, That they being a drinking at the Fox at Knight-Bridge, the Prosecutor came there to sell Shrimps, that there he join'd his 3 Halfpence and drank with them, that as they were coming together towards St. James's, the Prosecutor being pretty much fuddled, there was a Discourse among them of listing into the King's Service, and some Words arising, the Prosecutor began to be very quarrelsome, and struck Cannon , and that thereupon he was pulling off his Cloaths to fight him ; but as to his Money they knew nothing of it, nor had any Intention to rob-him. They both called Persons to their Reputation, and the Jury acquitted them.
Sarah Thornton , of St. Clements, Danes , was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of John Cutter , half a Guinea , the 20th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner pick'd him up in the Strand, and ask'd him to give her a Bottle of Wine; that he reply'd he did not know her, to which she reply'd, nor did she know him, but it was no matter for that, they could soon be better acquainted; that thereupon he told her, he was not such a Churl as to refuse to give a Bottle of Wine to a Woman: That there upon they went to the Crown-Tavern near St. Clement s Church and having drank together, he was going away Upon which the Prisoner ask'd him to give her something for staying with him; that then he threw down half a Crown, and had 2 s. 6 d. and a half Guinea in his Hand, which he put into his Pocket; that afterwards as they were sitting together, he perceiv'd the Prisoner's Hand in his Pocket, which he endeavouring to take hold of, she clapped it to her Mouth, and, as he suppos'd, swallow'd the half Guinea, for searching his Pocket it was gone. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and the Prosecutor not being able to say that he saw her have the half Guinea in her Hand, the Jury acquitted her.
Philip Hurst , Bookbinder , was indicted on 5 Indictments, for so many Misdemeanours, for defrauding so many Persons of several Quantities of Books, by false Notes, sent by him, in the Names of other Booksellers, as follows. 1. For defrauding Mr Goslin , of divers Books mentioned in the Indictment, by a false Note sent him in the Name of Mr. Burt . 2. For defrauding Mr. Burt of divers Books, by a false Note sent to him in the Name of Mr. Goslin. 3. For defrauding Mr. Mears of divers Books, by a false Note sent to him in the Name of Mr. Innis . 4. For defrauding Mr. Wootton of divers Books, by a false Note sent to him in the Name of Mr. Wyat . 5. For defrauding Mr. Hazard of divers Books, by a false Note sent to him in the Name of Mr. Banister . These Notes were produced in Court, and all the Prosecutors upon Oath deny'd they ever wrote, or sent such Notes. The Porter whom the Prisoner employ'd, depos'd. That he received these Notes of the Prisoner, and did deliver to the Prisoner the Books sent by the Prosecutors, pursuant to those Notes. The Prisoner having little to say in his own Defence, and all the Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty on all the 5 Indictments . And the Court impos'd a Fine of 5 l. upon the Prisoner for every Misdemeanour .
He was likewise indicted for feloniously stealing a Book, called the Compleat Measurer, value 2 s. 6 d. in the Dwelling House of , the 5th of March last. It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been used to work as a Journeyman for the Prosecutor, and stole the Book out of the Work-Shop. The Book was found in the Custody of a Person to whom the Prisoner had sold it; The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation .
Jeremiah Garraway and Thomas Sly , of the Parish of St. Margaret, Lothbury , were indicted for breaking the House of Robert-Hoe , in the Night-time, and stealing a Silver Salver, Value 4 l. a Silver Tankard, Value 6 l. 2 Silver Salts, Value 20 s. and other Plate , the 28th of April last. Mr. Hoe depos'd, that between 2 and 3 a Clock in the Morning, he was call'd up by the Watchman, who told him his Cellar door was open; that going down he found it so, and that the Plate was gone. That thereupon he went to Mr. Wild, and acquainted him with it, and not long after a Message was sent to him by Mr. Wild, that he had taken one of those that committed the Fact. Jonathan Wild depos'd, the Prosecutor came to him, to acquaint him with the Robbery; that he inquiring of him the manner of the committing the Robbery, he told the Prosecutor, the Secret lay in his own Family: That however he promising to serve him as far as he could, his Daughter came to him to show him some other Plate, to see the Arms or Graving that was upon it, and that while she was there a Messenger came from Stephen Gardener , to ask him if he was employ'd to enquire after that Robbery, and to tell him there was a Person would come to him, and inform him concerning it, if he would give his Word he might be safe, and he made a Voluntary Evidence. That he having given his Word for his Safety, as to him, he came and gave him an Information of the Robbery, and the Persons concern'd in it, and that there was one Nan Gill at that Time in Woodstreet Compter, which had had the Place to sell, and had kept the Money, and cheated him and his Comrades . That upon this be went to the Compter, and took Ann Gill , who was not then a Prisoner there, but was only gone thither to see one of her Acquaintance; that knowing she was a Dealer in bad Money, and seeing her have something that he thought was Money, he toldJohn Fryer . Stephen Gardiner depos'd, that Jeremiah Garraway told him, he had a rich Unkle that liv'd in Lothbury (the Prosecutor being interrogated, answer'd he was his Wife's Sister's Son) and that as they were taking a Walk in the Fields they met Nan Gill, and she offer'd to treat them with a Pot of Drink; that they went in to drink, but Sly refus'd to go in, and that they had two Pots of Drink, and a Quartern of Geneva; that there they discoursed of the intended Robbery, and Nan Gill ask'd what Quantity of Plate there was, and Garraway answer'd, To the Value of about 30 l. That he this Evidence said, that if they did get it, he did not know where to sell it; but Nan Gill took that upon her. That Garraway, Sly, and himself, went together about 9 a Clock at Night to the Prosecutor's House, and Garraway bid them go in and cheapen a pair of Gold Scales, telling them there was a Key that went into a Pin in such a Place of a Cellar-door, bidding them take an Opportunity to pull it out: That they did go in, but could not get an Opportunity to pull it out; and coming out and telling him so, he swore they were a couple of Fools . That then Garraway went in himself, and supp'd with his Cousins, and when he came out told them he had pull'd the Key out of the Pin, and made all things ready to get in. That then he went in again, and said about half an Hour; that then they went into Moorfields, and walk'd about till after 11 a Clock, and came to the House again at almost 12, but Sly espying a Light in the House, they walk'd about till almost one a Clock; and supposing all then to be fast asleep, Sly pull'd out the Pin, took out the Bar and Garraway went in, and in half an Hour brought out the Plate, and gave the Tankard and Salver to Sly, and that the Plate being dispos'd to each of them some, they would have gone out at Cripplegate, but did not dare to adventure, because of the Watch; that then going to Moorgate, where there was but one Watchman, there Sly went through first, and in about half a quarter of an Hour Garraway and he this Evidence went through into Moorfields, and thence to Nan Gill's where being let in, they set the Plate down on the Table, and Nan Gill poising it in her Hand, said it was but light, and so would not fetch a great deal, but as she judg'd about 7 l. s but telling them she would sell it for them, and would not wrong them of a half Peny, that she did go to sell the Plate, but he saw her no more till she was secured. The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and call'd some to their Reportation. Some depos'd they knew Garraway, that he had kept a Turner's Shop in Fenchurch-street, which he left off about New-Years-Day last. The Fact being thus plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty of the Felony in stealing the Plate, but acquitted them of the Burglary . Transportation .
John Harris , of the Parish of Alhallows Lombardstreet , was indicted for ravishing, and carnally knowing, Mary Hix , Spinster , the 29th of April last. Mary Hix depos'd, That the Prisoner being Journeyman to her Master, Mr. Allen, Confectioner, in Gracechurchstreet , came thither the Night aforesaid, between nine and ten a-Clock, and went into the Kitchen, and there fell asleep: That between eleven and twelve the Family were for going to Bed, and another Journeyman said he should lie with him, but he refus'd. That he still sat as tho' asleep, till the Man and Boy were in Bed, and a young Woman also that lodg'd in the House, was going up to Bed likewise; but came down, upon her Desire, to bear her Company, she not being willing to be left alone with the Prisoner. That some Time after the Prisoner went up into the Garret, to go to Bed with the Apprentice, as she did suppose: Upon which they also went up to Bed, and when they came, the Keys of both their Chamber Doors were taken out, at which they were much surpris'd; and not having other Fastening, they were afraid to go to Bed, for Fear of some Design. And thinking the Keys had been taken away by the Prisoner, they went up into the Garret, to ask him for them, who after some Time told them, they were in one of their Rooms, and came down, pretending to shew them where the Keys were. That being all three enter'd into the young Woman's the Lodger's Room, he pull'd the Key out of his Pocket, lock'd the Door, and put the Key in his Pocket again; and siezing on her, threw her down on the Bed, and used her in a violent Manner. That then he threw up her Coats, and that she strove, and sav'd herself as much as she could, for Half an Hour, 'till being quite spent, she could resist no longer; and that he was so violent, that notwithstanding all she could do, and the young Woman, who was with her in the Room, who also assisted her as far as she could, he did overpower her, and she nor being able to call out very loud, and the Window-Shutters being nail'd up, he did at length force her Body, put what he had into her, and - (which though the Exactness of our Law makes necessary to be express'd in Court, I depend upon it, the Modesty of Female Readers will excuse me, if I omit, and leave it to them to supply the Omission). That the next Day she was very bad, so that she could scarce turn herself in her Bed. This was confirm'd by the young Woman who was there present; who added, That the Prosecutor call'd out to her for Help, she did endeavour what she could to prevent it, but could do her no Good, and would have broken open the Door, but could not. Mr. Allen depos'd, That he being at that Time in the Country, when he came Home, perceiving his Maid, or House-keeper, in some Disorder, and crying, he ask'd what was the Matter, and she gave him an Account how she had been abus'd. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said that the next Morning she show'd no such Resentment of any such Usage as she show'd in the Prosecution, for that he drank Coffee with her the next Morning. The Prosecutor being ask'd by the Court, said. That she drank Coffee the next Morning, with others of the Family, and that the Prisoner after they had been breakfasting some Time came up, but it was an Hour before she would permit him to have any. Another Evidence depos'd, That after he had heard this Prosecution was carrying on, he went to the Prosecutor, and ask'd her whether she meant to hang the Prisoner. That she reply'd, No, she had rather marry him than hang him. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter the Jury Acquitted him.
John Turner , and John Linstead , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting John Hern , on the Highway, and taking from him 7 Guineas and a half , the 14th of April last. They were indicted a second Time for assaulting and robbing Nathaniel Collins , of a Silver Watch, value 40 s. and 4 s. in Money, at the Time aforesaid . The Prosecutors depos'd, That having been at Kensington, as they were coming back in a Coach they were attack'd by two Men with Pistols, on Horseback, between Hide Park Corner , and Pimlico , and robb'd of the Money. &c. in the Indictment. That though they would not swear positively the Prisoners were the Men, they then having black Crape over their Faces, yet by their size and Voices they did verily believe they were. The Prisoners calling some Evidences to prove their being elsewhere at the Time the Robbery was committed, the Jury Acquitted them.
John Turner, was indicted a second Time for a Misdemeanour, in cutting the Yard of Richard Dowdeswell , the 17th of April last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor Keeping a Coachyard , in which stood a great many Coaches , the Prisoner was taken in the Yard, at two a Clock in the Morning, and that when he was taken he pretended he shelter'd himself there for Fear of being arrested ; but that appearing but a frivolous Excuse, considering the Time, he pretended at the Bar it was from an Apprehension of being taken up for a Deserter, he having been one. The Jury found him Guilty , and he was sentenc'd to suffer Six Months Imprisonment .
William Parsons , of Pancrass , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Chesnut Gelding, value 4 l. the Property of Francis Heath , the 11th of May last. He was likewise indicted a second Time of the Parish of Stoke Newington , for stealing a Black Brown Gelding, value 8 l. the Property of Anthony Hargrave , the 17th of November last. He was likewise indicted a third Time for stealing a Black Gelding, value 10 l. the Property of Robert Ruskin , the same 17th of November last. The Facts being all plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of all Three Indictments. Death .
John Tyrrel alias Tarrant and William Tyrrel alias Tarrant , of the Parish of Hornsey , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Grey Gelding, value 8 l. the Property of Thomas Brown , the 9th of May last. They were also indicted a Second Time, for stealing a Bay Gelding, value 5 l. the Property of Francis Webster , the 9th of May last. Thomas Brown depos'd, That he lost his Horse from Sourby , beyond the City of York . That upon this he got Advertisements printed, by Means of which he heard of his Horse that it was gone towards London; upon which he came up to London, and left an Advertisement at Highgate, by which Means he was stopp'd. John Davis depos'd, He took the Prisoners at Highgate, John Tyrrel the Father, riding upon one Horse, and leading three others ty'd Head to Tail ; and also William Tyrrel the Son, riding on one, and leading three others ty'd likewise Head to Tail; and that informing Mr. Brown of it, he came and owned the Horse. Mr. Webster depos'd, He having lost his Horse from Carlton Hustwit , in Yorkshire receiv'd information concerning him from Thomas Brown and that he went to Highgate, and found his Horse accordingly. The Prisoner, John Tyrrel , pleaded, He had bought these Horses , as well as the six others, at Northampton Fair, but could not bring any Evidence to prove it. He desired his Son, William Tyrrel , might be acquitted of committing the Facts, asserting that he knew nothing how the Horses were come by. The Jury Acquitted William Tyrrel , the Son, and found the Father Guilty of both the Indictments. Death .
Anthony Ellis , alias Else , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 Glass Bottles, value 2 s. the Goods of Richard Richards and Company , the 8th of May last. The Prisoner pleaded the Bottles were given him by John White , the Prosecutor's Servant, who owned in Court he did allow him to take six, and in what he took more he went beyond his Commission. The Jury Acquitted him.
William Davenport , Bacon Dinn , and James Heath , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, value 7 s. the Property of Frederick Vicount , the 9th of May last. Heath pleaded Guilty to the Indictment. And there being no Evidence against the other Two, they were acquitted .
John Stephens , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, value 18 s. the Property of William Watkins the 1 st of May last. Mrs. Watkins depos'd, That being asleep upon a Bench without Doors, her Ring was taken off from her Finger, and that the Boy had confess'd he took it. But there being no other Evidence, and he being but a Child , the Jury Acquitted him.
Elizabeth Plant of the Parish of St. Sepulchres was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linnen, value 15 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Turner , the 20th of April last. The Prosecutor depos'd The Prisoner lodging in the same House, took an Opportunity of stealing the Goods, while the lay sick of Fever. The Fact was plainly proved, and the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
Sarah Whetcomb , of the Parish of St. Paul Convent Garden , was indicted for stealing; 26 Yards of Canvas value 44s. and 6 Yards of Thickset, value 8s. in the Shop of Emanuel Hainey , the 8th of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d. Transportation .
Jonathan Round , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Guineas the Money of Thomas Venge , the 14th of April last. But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner he was Acquitted .
Ann Calamanca , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 20s. the Goods of John Westleak , the 4th of March last. There not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, without the Evidence of John Carmoul , a Pawnbroker's Man, the Prisoner was Acquitted , and his Recognizance ordered by the Court to be estreated.
Elizabeth Bowman , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 10 Yards of China Stuff , value 13s. the Goods of Charles Hinkley , the 15th of March last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d. Transportation .
Darius Humphreys , of the Parish of Whitechapel , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Breeches, value 1 s. a Snuff-Box , value 6 d. and other Goods , the Property of Jeremiah Frith , the 16th of May last. But no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was Acquitted ; but the Prosecutor's Recognizance, for his not appearing, was by the Court ordered to be estreated.
John Jones James Hix Ralph Barrow alias Farlow , were indicted for feloniously stealing Wearing Apparel, value 13 s. the Goods of Joseph Hyam , the 27th of March last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoners, they were all found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Hannah Coleman , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Girdle , 2 s. 6 d. and other Goods, to the Value of 13 s. . in the Dwelling house of Henry Richardson , the 7th of May last. But there not being Evidence to convict the Prisoner, she was Acquitted .
William Hawksworth , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of John Ransum , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Musket , on the right Side of the Head, under the right Ear, on the 29th of May, of which he died on the said 29th of May . He was also indicted a second Time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Jane Holt depos'd, That she was coming along with Mr. Ransum, the Deceased, from Westminster , being going into the Strand : That coming near the Admiralty Office, a Company of Soldiers were coming along, and that a Soldier came out of His Rank, and took her hold by the Mouth; whereupon she said to him, You Fool, what is that for? And heard Mr. Ransum, the Deceased, say, You Puppy, What do you meddle with the Girl for? That she made Haste out of the Way, and stood at the Admiralty Corner; and looking back to see for Mr. Ransum, The saw him lie on the Ground, weltering in his Blood. But she could not say which of the Soldiers, or who it was that wounded him. Mary Cottam depos'd, That she living over against the Adminalty Office, saw out at her Window, the Soldiers coming by, and one of them went out of his Rank, and pull'd a Girl, and the Deceased came next, and he push'd the Prisoner, to push him off from the Girl, and there was a small Blow or two past between the Deceased and the Prisoner; but who gave the first Blow she could not tell, but thinks they both struck, and that immediately she saw the Soldier take his Gun off his Shoulder, and gave it a Turn, and struck the Deceased, and she did believe with the Firelock End, and that the Deceased immediately fell: That afterwards the Soldiers all march'd on, and pass'd over the Deceased, and some of them gave him a flight Kick with the Foot. That then some Body set the Deceased up, and he was carried in a Chair to the Surgeon. But she could not swear that it was the Prisoner at the Bar that did knock the Deceased down. Nicholas Jones depos'd, That it was the Prisoner that knock'd down the Deceased. That he saw him go out of his Ranks about seven Paces to do it: That taking his Musket off his Shoulder, he gave it a Turn, and struck the Deceased with the Butt-End of it, and that he fell down, and the Rear Ranks marched over the Man. John Andrews depos'd, That hearing his Neighbour Ransum's Wound would prove mortal, he went to the Savoy, to get the Prisoner's Name; and there asking how he could be so barbarous as to strike the Man with the Butt End of his Musket. The Prisoner answered him, he did not strike him with the Butt-End, but with the Barrel. And Mr. Johnson depos'd, That he talking with him as to the Provocation given him, the Prisoner said, the Deceased press'd hard upon him in his Rank, and gave him a Wipe over his Cheek with his Fingers. Mr. Harris the Surgeon depos'd, That he being with the Deceased about twelve a-Clock, he was speechless, and he found a large Wound on the right Side of his Head, three Inches long, and his Skull broken. That he made a Crucial Incision to discharge the Blood, while he got Instruments proper to trepan him, which he did about two Hours after and the Piece of the Skull he took out was broken, and he found about an Ounce and 2 Quarter of Blood, from the Blood Vessels of the Meninges of the Brain, which were broken , and that there was no Pulsation of the Brain. That the Man died about Nine a Clock that Night, and the Wound was the Cause of his Death. Several Neighbours spoke to the Deceased's Character, that he was a very good humour'd, peaceable, and quiet Man, and one whose Death was very much lamented by hisThomas Smith depos'd, That as they were marching from the Prince's Guard, the Soldier shoving against the Deceased, he gave him a back Wipe with his Hand, and the Soldier knock'd him down, not with the Butt-End, but with the Barrel of his Gon, and the Deceased fell between his Feet; and gave this Reason, that it was with the Muzzle End of his Piece, because the Ram-Rod was broken. John Dunning depos'd much to the same Purpose. The like did also John Andrews; and also High Stevenson depos'd, That some Body jostled the Prisoner upon the Deceased, and the Deceased gave him a Back-Wipe, and that the Prisoner, knock'd the Deceased down with the Muzzle End of his Musket. The Prisoner's Colonel gave him a very good Character, for a peaceable, quiet temper'd Fellow, having known him four Years, two Years of which he had been his Servant. The Jury upon a full Hearing of the Matter, found him Guilty of both Indictments. Death .
John Smith , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in taking four Guineas of John Mitchel , not to prosecute one Thomas Smith for a Felony he charg'd him with, in stealing from him 2 s. 6 d . John Mitchel, and Thomas Tutchin depos'd, That the former being Father-in-Law to Smith, who was a simple Lad, little better than an Idiot, who had been committed by Sir Francis Forbes , the Prisoner John Smith having charg'd him with robbing him of 2 s. 6 d. he went to the Prisoner to get his Consent that he should be bail'd out. That Thomas Tutchin went with him, That the Prisoner carried him to the Red Lion, near Cock-Hill, to the House of one John Spurrel , and said he would leave the Matter to him. That treating with Spurrel he insisted upon five Guineas, but after farther Discourse told them, That Smith would not do any Thing in the Matter under four Guineas. That he, John Mitchel, rather than the Boy should lie in Newgate, and he convicted of a Felony, and transported, did with much Difficulty get three Guineas, and would have given his Note for the fourth Guinea: But this not being accepted, his Friend lent him a Guinea, and then offer'd the four Guineas to Mr. Smith, but Spurrel said he must not take them. Then they offer'd it to Spurrel, but he refus'd it, and told them, They should lay the Money down in a Room, which he did, and then going into the Kitchen, Spurrel call'd Smith out, and he went into the Room, and took the Money, as he suppos'd, for Smith said to them, Now I am ready; if you will I'll go along with you to get the Boy out. That they would have had him give a Note not to prosecute Thomas Smith; but the Prisoner said there was no Occasion for it, he was now satisfied: And Spurrel said any Bail would do. It appear'd plain to the Jury, by this and other Evidence, That the Prisoner did actually take the four Guineas to stifle the Prosecution of Thomas Smith. And two Women, Grace Thornton , and Elizabeth Williams , depos'd, That the Prisoner meeting with them at an Alehouse, in some Discourse concerning this Affair, told them, it was like to go hard with him, unless he could get some Persons to swear for him. And told them he would give each of them a Yellow to do it. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Misdemeanour, and the Court, in Consideration of his being represented a poor Man, sentenc'd him only to pay a Fine of 25 l. and three Month Imprisonment .
William Anderson , Hannah Thompson , and Samuel Hobson
The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth.
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Four.
Burnt in the Hand, Five.
For Transportation, Twenty One.
James Washford , Thomas Humphreys , Winifred James , Anne Gay , Benjamin Lyon , James Barns , Jeremiah Garraway , Thomas Sly , Joseph Bullen , Elizabeth Kneller , Isaac Aslin , Philip Hurst , Francis Frizwell , Thomas Minskip , Sarah Whetcomb , James Heath , Elizabeth Plant , James Hix , John Jones , Ralph Barrow , Elizabeth Bowman .
To be Whipt, Five.
William Anderson , Hannah Thompson , and Samuel Hobson ; the three last convicted the last Sessions.
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