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 and Thursday, being the 10th and 11th of this Instant July, 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 Baron Montangue , Mr. Justice Dormer, Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland; 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.
Ann Whitmore , of St, Peter's-Cheap , was indicted for feloniously stealing a 4 Pistol Piece, value 5 l. 6 s. a Broad-piece, a 5 Pound-piece, and a Pair of Diamond Ear-rings, in the Dwelling-house of Mark Waters , the 10th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and had taken the Things out of her Mistress's Drawer, who was then gone into the Country. The Prisoner pleaded, that her Mistress having left the Key behind her, she took out the Things only in Jest, and did out of a Bravado show them to the Boy at Dinner, which the Boy also depos'd. It appeared also, that when she was taxed with taking the Things she did not deny them, but pull'd them readily out of her Pocket. Several Persons appear'd, who gave her a good Character. The Jury acquitted her.
Eleanor Jackson , of St. Catherine's-Creed-Church , was indicted for privately stealing a Guinea, and 9 Shillings, from the Person of Robert Sparrow , the 5th of June last. Robert Sparrow depos'd, That being in Liquor, he was pick'd up by her, and went into a little sort of a Court, where he was a little more familiar than he ought to have been, and he had his Mony in his Pocket when he met with her, and immediately upon parting with her he missed his Money, and that she being apprehended it was found upon her. The Prisoner deny'd she took it, and said, there was another Woman with her, which the Prosecutor pick'd up, and were privately together in a Court, and that the Many she had taken about her, was sent by her Husband. The Prosecutor own'd he was pretty much in Liquor. The Jury acquitted her.
Sarah Mace , of St. Buttolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Wearing Apparel, value 5l. in the Dwelling-house of John Rhodes , the 19th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor and his Wife being abroad, the Door was broken open, and the Goods stolen, and 2 Petticoats which were the Prosecutor's and stolen at that Time, were found upon the Prisoner when she was apprehended: That when the Fact was commited, she was seen to go up to the Prosecutor's Lodgings, and to come down again with a Pail of Dirty Water, which Pail she left at the End of the Alley, and went away. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said the Prosecutor had before sent her to pawn them for her Daughter's Life, and that she had lent her them at the Time when she said she was robb'd; but this was deny'd by the Prosecutor. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. Transportation .
She was also indicted a Second Time, for stealing 15 Pewter Pots, value 15 s. the Goods of a Person unknown, the 7th of July last.
It appeared by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor
Isaac Wyat , was indicted, for that whereas at the Goal Delivery held for the County of Middlesex, on the 30th of May last, one Robert Mokes was by due Course of Law try'd for stealing 13 Pair of Worsted Stockings, value 28 s. the Property of William Birch , in the Shop of William Capp , the 9th of May last, and was convicted for the same, to the value of 4 s. 10 d. He this Prisoner did buy, on the 11th of June , the said 13 Pair of Stockings, knowing them to be stolen . It appear'd by the Evidence, that upon the Confession of Robert Mokes, the Goods were found at the Prisoner's House, who said that he had received them of Robert Mokes; one Time he said he had bought them, and at another Time that he had only lent Mony upon them. The Prisoner pleaded, that he knew not that they were stolen, but Robert Mokes having before us'd his House, he had lent him Mony, and pleading Necessity, be lent him 30 s. upon them, to do him a Kindness. Several Persons appear'd to his Reputation, who gave him a very good Character. And another Evidence who had been Mokes's Master, that Mokes had bought Stockings of him, and that about 6 Years since upon Mokes's offering to sell a Pair of Stockings to the Prisoner, the Prisoner came to him before he bought them, to know whether Mokes came honestly by them. The Jury acquitted him.
William Atkinson , of St. Dustan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Holland Shirts, value 40 s. and other Goods , the Property of Richard Horner , the 3d of June last. But it not appearing to the Court to be a Felony, but a Trespass, he was acquitted .
Katherine Curtis , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sattin Gown, Riding-hood, Silk Petticoat, a pair of Stays, a Linnen Gown, and 2 Pair of Sheets, value 3 l. the Goods of John Hutchinson , the 3d of this Instant July . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Goods, and pawn'd them, and the Goods were found at the Pawn-Brokers, and were produced in Court. The Prisoner own'd the taking the Goods, and pleaded that she ow'd some Mony, and she took the Goods and pawn'd them to raise Mony to pay it. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .
Margaret Golding , alias Margaret Allison , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 25 Yards of Mantua Silk, value 3 l. 10 s. the Goods of William Slaughter , in the Shop of Christopher Cowley , the 4th of June last. Mr. Cowley depos'd, the Prisoner came to his Shop, he being above Stairs, and a Child below Stairs, and he being call'd down, she enquir'd if he would Calender a Calamanco Gown for her without ripping; he told her it was not his Business; that after she was gone he missed the Silk; that making enquiry after her, he heard of her, and having apprehended her, she made her escape from the Constable, and afterwards being follow'd, was found again, and being dog'd and seen to go into a Pawn-Brokers Shop at the Hound and Hare in Hounsditch, and shift her Gown there; upon enquiry they found the Piece of Silk there, which the Pawn broker depos'd she had of the Prisoner. The Prisoner deny'd the having or pawning the Goods. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
William Pray , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately taking a Hat, value 1 s. a Shoe, value 1 s. a Buckle, value 2 d. and 11 s. and 6 d. in Mony, from the Person of Richard Jones , the 27th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that he being in Drink, fell a sleep in a Door-way in St. Giles's , and when he awaked his Hat, Shoe, Buckle, and Mony was gone. The Constable depos'd, he met the Prisoner with the Hat in his Hand, the Shoe and Buckle in his Pocket, but found not the Mony. The Prisoner pleaded he found them in the Street. There was no positive Evidence that he stole them. The Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Beby , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for stealing an Apron, a Coral Necklace, and other Goods, value 10 s. the 2d of July . The Prisoner own'd the taking of the Things, but said she was in Drink, and wanted Mony, and therefore took them. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
John Morgan , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 s. in the Dwelling-house of John Palmer , the 23d of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost 5 s. out of his Draw in the Bar, and that the Prisoner was employ'd to do some Service for him, he keeping a Publick-house. Another Evidence depos'd she saw the Prisoner go to the Draw, and take out Mony, and put it in his Pocket, but what Sum she knew not. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
John Wright , of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for privately stealing 6 Pound and a half of Twine, value 7 s. and a Pair of Shoes, value 2 s. in the Shop of Thomas Young , the 16th of June last. The Evidence depos'd, that the Prisoner was met bringing the Goods out of the House. The Prisoner had little to say in his own Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
William Mac Guinis , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 7 Silver handled Knives, value 4 l. in the Dwelling-house of Sarah Fenwick , the 8th of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Boy was a Servant , and took the Opportunity to steal the Knives. He confess'd the Fact before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. He had nothing to say in his own Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .
Mary Daisey , alias Mary Brace , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Snuff Box, value 16 s. the Property of Mary Booth , the 12th of May last. The Prisoner own'd she had the Prosecutor's Box, and it was taken from her. But it did not appear to be a Felony, but a Trespass, the Jury acquitted her.
Susannah Sergeant , a young Girl , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 40 s. in the Dwelling-house of the Right Honourable his Grace the Duke of Bolton , the 24th of June last. Eleanor Ryley depos'd, that the Girl came to the Duke's House, and begg'd some small Beer, that she gave her some in the Cup, and gave it to another Maid to set down, who set it down in the Porters Hall, and that being taken from thence, she suspecting the Girl, made enquiry after her, and having
Sarah Mears , alias Sarah Wade , of St. Ann Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Pocket, value 5 s. 18 d. in Mony, 2 Penny worth of Pins, and some other Things, from the Person of Grace Parker , the 3 d of this Instant July . It appeared by the Evidence, the Prisoner and Prosecutor were drinking together in Company, and had the Prosecutor's Pocket. But it being also depos'd that they were got so drunk together, that they could hardly tell what they did, and the Prisoner having a good Character given her, the Jury acquitted her.
Elizabeth Buckle , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt, value 3 s. the Property of Francis Rudd . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner had the Shirt when she was apprehended, concealed in a Cellar at an unseasonable Time, when a House had been broken open near the Place where she was taken. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
Thomas Graham , and John Oliver , of St. Andrew Undershaft , were indicted for feloniously stealing 40 Pound of Unwrought Silk, value 40 s. the Goods of a Person unknown. It appeared by the Evidence, that Graham employ'd Oliver as a Labourer to dig in the Ruins of the late Fire in Billiter Lane , that finding a Bale of Silk, they did conceal it, and offer'd it to Sale as their own Goods. Oliver pleaded he was employ'd by Graham, and that he ordered him to conceal the Silk, and he being a Country Fellow, but newly come to Town, he impos'd on his Ignorance so as to be concern'd in the concealing and selling it. Graham pleaded, that he and another Person had contracted with Mr. Foxly a Merchant, to give him a certain Sum of Mony for what Yarn of his they could dig out, that was not entirely burnt, but had been damag'd by the Fire, and that Oliver in digging, found a Bale of Silk, did carry it to his House unknown to him, and deny'd his being concerned in offering it to Sale. But this being plainly prov'd by the Evidences, the Jury found them both guilty of Felony. Transportation . But in Consideration of Oliver's Poverty and Ignorance, and so his being drawn into it by Graham, the Court commuted his Transportation into Burning in the Hand .
John Vaughan , of St. Magnes the Martyr , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 4 s. from the Person of John Preston , the 3d of June last. But no Body appearing against him, he was acquitted .
Gresham Mason , of St. Ann Black Friers was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, value 20 s. and other Goods , the Property of John Keeling , the 8th of this Instant July . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Clothes were hung up to dry in the Prosecutor's Balcony, and being forgotten to be taken in, were stolen. One Evidence depos'd, that as he was going home about 12 a Clock at Night, entring into the Court where the Prosecutor and himself liv'd, he saw a Man with a Bundle, standing as if he was making Water, and immediately espy'd the Prisoner coming down out of the Balcony, that thereupon he seiz'd him, and immediately the other ran away. The Prisoner deny'd the stealing of the Goods, and pretended he got into the Balcony to lye there, it being late. There being nothing found upon the Prisoner he was acquitted .
Elizabeth Hornby , alias Elizabeth Edwards, alias Elizabeth Hurst , was indicted for feloniously marrying Edward Hurst , her former Husband Kendrick Edwards being alive . Both the Marriages being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Burnt in the Hand .
William Allen , of St. Paul Shadwel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Bed Ticks value 40 l. the Goods of Roger Cook , the 22d of December last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Goods were taken out of a Lighter where they lay in order to be put on board a Ship. And that John Michael , who was convicted for the Fact the last April Sessions, and is since transported, did confess before the Justice, the Goods were stolen by the Prisoner and himself. The Prisoner pleaded, he being a Waterman was employed to carry the Goods on Shore by John Michael, but had no Hand in the Stealing of them. There not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
Philip Mac Guire , and Richard Beard , of St. Pancras , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Cock, value 1 s, the Property of Isaac Vanderhelm , and 12 Hens, value 12 s. the Property of Thomas Baker , the 30th of June last. The Prosecutors depos'd, the Fowls were stolen from them early in the Morning, in the Day laid in the Indictment. John Kern and Edward York depos'd, that about 3 a Clock that Morning, they apprehended the Prisoners with the Fowls, which were then warm. The Prisoners pleaded that they having the Night before been drinking, went out early in the Morning to take a Walk in the Fields, and found the Fowls. The Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be whipt .
Ann Smith , of St. Margarets Weminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gallon Pewter Pot, value 3 s. in the Shop of John Kern , the 9th of this Instant July . It appear'd by the Evidence, the Pet was lost out of the Prosecutor's Shop, and that the Prisoner was apprehended offering it to sale. The Prisoner pleaded, that she had taken the Pot in change for Earthen Ware. The Jury acquitted her.
Hugh Justice , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Sauce-pan, value 2 s. 6 d. the Property of Will Pater-Noster . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
Martha Devon , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 19 s. from the Person of Robert Reading , the 16th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that he being in Liquor, sat down upon a Stone in a Yard, late at Night, on the 15th of June last, that Prisoner came and sat down by him, that he bid her keep her Distance, but she did not, and he fell a Sleep, and when he wak'd he miss'd his Money. A Watchman depos'd, that about one a Clock in the Morning, the Prisoner came and sat down on a Bench by his Stand, and there pull'd out Mony, and told to the Sum of 15 s. and that afterwards hearing the Prosecutor had been robb'd, he taxed her with taking his Mony; that she reply'd, if she had not some Body else would, and she might as well have it as another. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded it was Mony sent her out of the Country. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
Ann Gill , alias Elizabeth, Wife of William Whitehurst , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for that whereas Jeremiah Garraway and Thomas Sly , were the last Sessions convicted of stealing a Silver Salver, value 4 l. a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. 2 Silver Salts, value 20 s. and other Plate, in the Dwelling-house of Robert Hoe , the 28th of April last, and have since been transported. The Prisoner, the said Plate did receive, knowing it to be stolen . Jonathan Wild depos'd, that one Stephen Gardiner came to him
Ann, Wife of Daniel Cole , of St. Katherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linnen Sheet, value 4 s. and other Linnen , the Property of James Knot . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being a Lodger in the Prisoner's House, was gone out, and had lock'd his Chamber-Door, but left the Key in it; and coming home again, before he went up Stairs, heard a Drawer of his Chest of Drawers rattle, and going into the Room found the Prisoner there, and a Sheet which was in that Drawer thrown behind something in the Room. The Prisoner pleaded, That she going into her own Room, which was upon the same Floor, was coming down, and a Gentleman being then a going up Stairs, she stood up against the Prosecutor's Door to give him Way, and the Door opening she did step a little Way in, but deny'd her having meddled with any Thing of his Linnen. She call'd many credible Persons to her Reputation, and it appearing that there had been a Quarrel between the Prisoner and the Prosecutor, the Jury acquitted her.
Edward Bunworth , of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Turkey, value 2 s. and 2 Chickens, value 2 s. the Property of Andrew Hutton , the 9th of this instant July : And a Table-Cloth and Napkins , the Goods of a Person unknown. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Fowls were taken out of a Coop, and the Prisoner being follow'd, was apprehended with the Fowls and Linnen. The Prisoner pleaded, That they were given him to carry by a Man that was going along the Street, who ran away when he was laid hold of. But this Excuse did not avail him. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. To be whipt .
Ann Price , of Trinity in the Minories , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch, value 4 l. from the Person of Benjamin Combes , the 20th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That about three or four a-Clock, as he was riding through Leaden-hall-street, he met with one Dun, who told him he owed him a Quartern of Brandy. That he having had some Acquaintance with Dun before, paid him, and after they had drunk some Brandy, Dun ask'd him, the Prosecutor, to give him a Half Crown Bowl of Punch; which he did likewise. That as they were drinking the Punch, the Prisoner being drinking in Dun's Shop, Dun call'd her in. That having drank the Punch, he being to go to the Standard Tavern in the Minories , he went thither, and while he was drinking Half a Pint at the Bar, the Prisoner came to him, and ask'd him to treat her with Half a Pint. That going into a Room, they had two or three Half-Pints, and he pulled out his Watch, to see what it was a-Clock, and put it up again. That after he had paid the Reckoning, he being to buy Hay in White-Chapel, went away, but soon after miss'd his Watch. That thereupon he taxing Dun with treating him ill, for bringing a Person into his Company who robb'd him of his Watch, Dun told him he should have his Watch again: And that the Prisoner had own'd that she took the Watch. Gabriel Leaky depos'd, That he went to the Prisoner twice in Newgate, and there the Prisoner did both Times own she had the Watch, but had left another Woman have it, and she could not recover it. The Prisoner pleaded, That she and two others having join'd for Half a Quartern of Cherry Brandy, they were drinking it at Mr. Dun's. That the Prosecutor being there drinking Punch, she was invited in to drink some of it: That then she going away, the Prosecutor followed her, and invited her to drink a Glass of Wine, and they went to the Standard Tavern, and drank three Half-Pints. That being there, the Prosecutor began to be rude with her, would put his Hand up her Coats, and offer'd her 18 d. to lye with her, but she would not consent. That he laid his Watch down on the Table, and the Reckoning being paid he went away, and left his Watch on the Table, lying behind the Bottles: That it raining, she stay'd a little after him, took the Watch, and going to one Nan Johnson , who had been drinking with the Prosecutor and her self, and telling her about the Watch, she said she knew the Prosecutor very well, and so she let her have the Watch to return to the Prosecutor. She added, That the Prosecutor had arrested Mr. Dun for his Watch, and call'd an Evidence to prove it. And the Prosecutor being ask'd, answered, He had arrested Dun, because he engag'd to see the Watch forth coming, and had not done it, and he did believe that Dun had the Watch, and that he had taken his Note for the Money. Upon the Whole the Jury acquitted her.
Samuel Giles , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Cocks, and 2 Hens, value 5 s. the Property of Charles Middleton , the 6th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Fowls were stolen from the Prosecutor. And had been sold by the Prisoner, who pretended he found them. The Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Anger , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Sword, value 45 s. a Broad-Piece of Gold, and II Guineas, from the Person of Edward Sims , Esq ; the 31st of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being very much in Liquor, having been drinking with some Gentlemen near Bloomsbury, and going from thence, was pick'd up by a Woman or two, and was conducted to a House where there was an old Woman, he thinks the Prisoner's Mother. That they ply'd him with Drams very plentifully, and he fell asleep; that when he awak'd he miss'd his Sword and Money. But not being able to swear them positively to have been taken by the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
William Gibson , of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Linnen Sheets, value 5 s. the Property of John Baker , the 15th of June last. To which Indictment he pleaded guilty . Transportation .
Henry Savage , of the Parish of Paddington , was indicted for assaulting Valentine Rhodes on the Highway, and taking from him a Grey Mare, value 8 l. the 8th of this instant July . Valentine Rhodes depos'd, That as he was driving his Cart between Paddington and Tyburn , a little before 12 a-Clock at Night, he was stopt by a Man, which he verily believes was the Prisoner, but would not swear positively he was the Person, that with a Broom-Stick struck him several Blows over the Head and Face, and pull'd him off from the Copses of the Cart, and put his Hand into his Fob: That he got from him and ran, and he after him. That he defended himself with his Whip, and struck the Prisoner several Blows. That then he pull'd out a Knife, and threatened to stab him, and did stick the Knife into his Elbow, and swore he would stab his Horse, and endeavour'd to take him out of the Cart, but could not get off his Collar, he whipping his Horse several Times to make him run away from him; but he got upon the Mare, and rid away, and he ran after him, crying out to stop him, as did also a little Boy that was with him; and a Man or two endeavouring to stop him, he quitted the Mare, and made off. John Hoskins depos'd, That he heard the Prosecutor calling out to stop him, and he ran out, and saw the Prisoner upon the Prosecutor's Horse, and was positive he was the Man, for he had known him three Years, and he lodg'd in Paddington. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and brought three Evidences, who swore, That they saw him undress'd, and going to Bed, between 10 and 11 a-Clock, but they differ'd as to the Day; and one of them depos'd, That she went down at 12 a-Clock at Night to let in her Son, and the Doors were fast as she had left them. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted him.
William Pyeman , and James Saunderson , of St. Buttolph without Bishopsgate , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 5 th of Yarn, value 12 s. the Goods of Thomas Monk , the 26th of May last, and James Saunderson for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen . It appear'd by the Evidence, That William Pyeman had formerly been Servant to Mr. Monk, and married his Maid, and that his Wife's Sister was then Servant to Mr. Monk. That he frequently coming under Pretence of seeing his Sister-in-Law, did take the Opportunity of stealing the Goods. Being suspected and examin'd, he own'd the Facts, and that he had sold the Goods to James Saunderson. And one Evidence depos'd, That Saunderson had own'd he bought the Goods of William Pyeman, but they both deny'd it at the Bar. The Fact being plainly prov'd on Pyeman, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation . And acquitted Saunderson.
Frances Coats , and Elizabeth Richardson , of St. Andrew Holborn , were indicted for the Murder of Dorothy Fennel , by beating and bruising her on the Breast and Stomach, on the 3d Day of June last, of which she languish'd till the 4th Day of the same Month, and then dy'd . They were indicted a Second Time upon the Coroner's Inquest for the same. Ann Fennel depos'd, That between 3 and 4 a-Clock in the Afternoon, on Whit-Monday, she heard Quarrelling between the Prisoners and Deceased, but knew not what it was about. That she went to them, and saw Frances Coats holding Dorothy Fennel by the Hair of the Head, or Head-Clothes, with one Hand, and beating her upon the Stomach with the other; and Dorothy Fennel cry'd out, O Lord, my Stomach. That the Prisoners Elizabeth Richardson held the Hands of the Deceased, and said, Get up, get up. And she, this Witness, believes, that Richardson thought she had hold of the Prisoner Frances Coat's Hands, for she is blind. That she coming in, Dorothy Fennel said to her, Country-Woman, they tear me Limb from Limb. That having gotten her up, she sat down at the Door, and groaned very much, and the next Day she was found dead in her Bed. Elizabeth Barker depos'd, That on Whit-Monday in the Afternoon, as she was sitting at her own Door, she heard a Disturbance in the Room where the Prisoners and Deceased were, and going in to see what was the Matter, she saw the Prisoner Frances Coats sitting on the Ground, and pulling Dorothy Fennel down to her by the Head-Clothes, and did almost throttle her, and with the other Hand beating her violently on the Breast and Stomach. That thereupon she went and pull'd Dorothy Fennel away from the Prisoner, upon which she caught up her Crutch, and struck Dorothy Fennel a violent Blow on the Head with it; and that after this Fennel complain'd grievously of her Stomach. That afterwards she met her in Leather-lane, going to make her Complaint to the Overseers for the Poor, and to desire them to get a new Lodging, for she said she would lie there no more, for they had beat her almost to Death. Frances Bowers depos'd, That the Deceased came to her about 6 a-Clock in the Afternoon, and said she desir'd to have a new Lodging, for that she could not live there, for they had beat her several Times, and her Landlady, Elizabeth Richardson, had held her Hands, while Frances Coats had beat her so violently that she believ'd it would be her Death. That she did her go Home to Night, and Care should be taken about it the next Day. Other Evidences depos'd, That after she had been at the Overseers, in Order to get a new Lodging, and being advis'd to go Home to her old Lodging that Night, she did so, and went to Bed, and about 5 the next Morning complain'd mightily of her Stomach, and desir'd to have some Water to drink, instead of which they got her some Small Beer, and about half an Hour after she was found dead in her Bed. John Wood the Surgeon depos'd, That he open'd the Body, and found a ContusionMartin Hickson , another Surgeon, depos'd to the same Purpose. Frances Coats pleaded the Deceased began with her first, call'd them Bitches and Whores, and pull'd her down before she struck. The Jury found Frances Coats guilty of Manslaughter , and accordingly she was burnt in the Hand : But nothing appearing against Elizabeth Richardson she was acquitted .
William Duce and James Butler , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting John Holms on the High-way, and taking from him a Handkerchief, a Steel Seal, a Hat value 10 s. and 21 s. in Money , the 27th of April last. To this Indictment James Butler Pleaded Guilty : But William Duce refus'd to plead to the Indictment, but requir'd first to be examin'd privately: He would have been made an Evidence for making Discoveries, but the Court not admitting him, he was at last oblig'd to plead, and pleaded not Guilty. The Prosecutor depos'd, as he was going over the 5th Field between London and Chelsea , about 10 a Clock at Night, he met four Men; the first came up to him, behaving himself as if he had been in Liquor, and passed him, the second did the like; and the third, which was John Dier, came up and put a Pistol to his Breast, and the others came back and rifled him, and took his Hat, but he could swear to neither of the Prisoners; that having taken from him the things mention'd in the Indictment, they went away all but John Dier , who stood over him a little while with his Pistol, till the others were gone some Distance; and while he stood over him with his Pistol, excused the Fact, telling him, they did it from Necessity. John Dier depos'd, That on the 27th of April, himself, James Butler, William Duce, and Joseph Rice (who was since shot by the Patrole Guard, in attempting to rob Colonel Chudleigh's Lady in her Coach in the King's Road) met the Prosecutor in Chelsea-fields, that Butler and Duce went after him and stop'd him, and that then he came up to the Prosecutor, and clapt a Pistol to his Breast; that Butler rifled his Pockets, and Duce took his Hat, but Rice was hardly come up to them at that time; that they being gone off, he search'd his Fob, and took out the Guinea, and two Papers, which he produc'd in Court, and were own'd by the Prosecutor. That Duce and Butler sold the Hat in Holbourn for 4 s. 6 d. and that Butler had the Seal a Week after: That Duce had half of the Guinea that he took from the Prosecutor, but Butler had none of it. Mr. Jones depos'd, that he having heard of the Attempt made upon Colonel Chudleigh's Lady, and the Persons describ'd, he having before apprehended some of them, he thought he knew them; so going to the House of one Auger, who was Sister to William Duce, he there found William Duce and John Dier, and that one of them had a Pistol, which he thinks was Dier. That thereupon he apprehended them, and carried them before Justice Blackabee.
Jonathan Wild depos'd, that he being with them at Justice Blackabee's, found one of the Prisoners and John Dier to be Acquaintance, in that they had both Pumps on their Feet of the Same Make. Whereupon he ask'd them, if they did not make them at such a House; that he had known Williams Duce of a Boy, and that Duce's Mother came to him, and desir'd her Son might be made an Evidence, saying, he could make the greatest Discovery. That when he was with Duce in Newgate, he desir'd to be made an Evidence, and was going to confess to him Facts that had been committed, but John Dier having been before made an Evidence, he would not let him discover any thing to him, least he should be obliged to be an Evidence against him in Court. William Duce deny'd the Fact, and that ever he had committed any Robbery in his Life, or ever had any Concerns with the Evidence John Dier, or Acquaintance, any more than that he lodg'd at his Sister's House.
William Duce and James Butler, of the Parish of St. Pancrass , were indicted for assaulting John Monk on the High Way, and taking from him 12 s. in Mony , the 3d of May last. To this Indictment: James Butler pleaded guilty . John Monk depos'd, That he being a Coachman , was driving his Coach, having been at Hampstead, about half an Hour past Nine a Clock in the Evening; at a little Bridge between Tottenham-Court and the Turn-Pike, he saw three Men coming towards him. The first ask'd him if he was hir'd, and if he was going to London. He having answer'd them, one of them look'd into the Coach, and finding no Body there, another of them took hold of his Horses Bridle, and bid him stand and deliver his Money. To which he replied, that was enough to hang a Man; that the Person that held the Horse Bridle was John Dier the Evidence; that then he gave them half a Crown, but that not satisfying them, 2 others jump'd up to him into the Coach Box, and took his Money out of his Pocket, which was 9 s. and 6 d. more; upon which he told them, it was very hard to take away his Money from him that was a poor Man, who had been working for it all Day. That while they were taking away his Money, they order'd him not to look at them, so that he could only swear positively to John Dier. That they told him it should be Money in his Way, and took the Number of his Coach, which was 324. That having done, they bid him drive on, and they made toward Hampstead Road.
This was all confirm'd by the Evidence of John Dier, who added, that the half Crown was receiv'd of the Coachman by William Duce, and that Duce's Sister pawn'd a Bed to raise the Money that bought Pistols for them, to go a robbing with.
The Prisoner Duce in his Defence, deny'd the Fact, was very noisy, and rav'd against Jonathan Wild , and John Dier, Saying, that he had been an Evidence before; and that no Man was by the Law of England to be admitted to be an Evidence twice. To prove the first Assertion, he had got a Sessions Paper in his Hand, to which Jonathan Wild reply'd, in that Case he was a voluntaryJohn Taylor 's Evidence did not agree, as to the Person who first stopp'd him, but this did not avail him, the Court not finding any Inconsistency in their Evidence. He in his own Justification requir'd the Court to ask his Accomplice James Butler, whether he, this Prisoner, William Duce, was in either of the Roberies for which they were indicted; who reply'd, that tho' he own'd he himself was guilty of both the Facts, and threw himself upon the Mercy of the Court, yet William Duce was not concern'd in either; altho' he had in his Confession before the Justice (which Confession was read in Court) confess'd that Duce was an Actor in them. By which he show'd more Friendship for Duce, that Prudence for himself. Nor was this Denial of any Service to Duce. Whether Duce was drunk, or it was his natural Temper, or both together, I shall not determine, but in his violent raving the proceeded so far as to demand a Question to be ask'd of John Dier, and Mr. Holmes, which conduc'd not a little to prove his being a Party concern'd in the robbing Mr. Holmes. The Question was, who it was that kiss'd Mr. Holmess Hand? To which they both reply'd, that it was John Dier the Evidence, who at parting with Mr. Holmes after he had been robb'd, did either do it, or made an offer so to do. This being a private Circumstance of the Robbery, that had been omitted, and not mentioned by either Holmes or Dier in Court, it carried in it a very strong Presumption, that he that was privy to that, was also privy to the Robbery. The Jury found them both guilty of both Indictments . Death .
Thomas Allen , of the Parish of Eling , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, value 12 s. and a Shirt, value 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Hopcroft , the 1st of January last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner lodg'd with him, and went away, and carried off his Coat and Shirt. Other Evidences depos'd, They saw the Coat on the Prisoner's Back, and asking him several Times, why he did not carry the Prosecutor his Coat again, he promised he would, but never did; not ever deny'd the taking of it. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a soft pated Fellow, but supporting him to have Wit enough to distinguish between his own, and what was other Peoples, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
Mary Kately , Joseph Wright , James Barns , Thomas Dunham , Isaac Clark
The Trials being over the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followeth.
Receiv'd Sentence of Death, Two.
William Duce, and James Butler.
Burnt in the Hand, Eight.
Mary Kately , Joseph Wright , James Barns , Thomas Dunham , Isaac Clark . The Five last convicted the preceeding Sessions.
For Transportation, Seventeen.
Thomas Graham , Sarah Mace , Mary Foot , Thomas Neves , William Pyeman , William Gibson , Catherine Curtis , Margaret Golding , Elizabeth Beby , John Morgan , John Wright , William Mac Guinis , Susannah Sergeant , Elizabeth Buckle , Hugh Justice , Martha Devon , Thomas Allen .
To be Whipt, Three.
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