Oyer and Terminer, and Fail-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex; and on a Special Commission of Oyer and Terminer, pursuant to a Statute made in the 33d of Hen. VIII. for trying Offences committed beyond the Seas, and out of England, held for the CITY of London, at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily;
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 30th of June, and 1 st, and 2d Days of July, in the Eleventh Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE MERTTINS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Chief Baron Gilbert , Mr. Justice Dormer, John Raby Sergeant at Law, 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 follows, viz.
Francis Gill thus deposed: I am a Shoomaker , the Prisoner was my Apprentice , and having found him, several times guilty of Pilfering, I would have turn'd him away; but his father giving me a Bond for his Honesty, I consented to try him a little longer. But on the 5th of May last, between five and six in the Morning, he ran away; and I soon after found my Drawers broke open, and mist the Money, and his Father's Bond. The Prisoner was taken about two Weeks after, with two green Purses, and 38 s. in his Pocket, which he confess'd were my Purses, and Part of my Money; and that he burnt his Father's Bond. Guilty val. 39 s. Transportation .
Francis Bludwick , of Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Callimanco Shoos, val. 3 s. two Pair of Clogs val. 3 s. the Goods of Thomas Dunce , on the 9th of June . It appeared that the Prisoner took the Goods and gave them to his Wife, who sold them in Rag-Fair; but he being a Servant to the Prosecutor, and by him entrusted to sell such Goods, the Court informed the Jury that the Prisoner's Offence was not a Felony; and the Jury thereupon acquitted him.
Elizabeth Roberts, Spinster , alias Bostock , Wife of Richard Bostock , of S. Swithin's , was indicted for Petty Treason and Murder, by feloniously and traiterously, with a Knife, giving Rich. Bostock her Husband one mortal Wound in the left Side, near the short Ribs, of the Breadth of one Inch, and the Depth of six Inches, on the 22d of May last, of which he instantly dy'd . She was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for the Murder of Rich. Bostock.
Tho Ball thus deposed: I am the Watchman; and as I was coming by the Prisoner's Door between 11 and 12 at Night, I heard a sort of Jumbling: I answer'd first with my Staff, and then by word of Mouth; and so the Prisoner came to the Door, and desired me to see for her Husband at the Cock Alehouse; tho' I must needs say, that I never suspected that he was her Husband, for they lived an abominable Life together, and so I did not go to see for him; but a little while after, when my Hour was fulfill'd, I was going by the Door again, and there I saw the Deccased standing with the Door a-jar, and he desired me to light his Candle; and while I was about it, the Prisoner came down Stars with no kind of thing upon her, but her Cap and her Smock; for I just had a Glimpse of her, and she threw the Door against the Deceased, and the force of it beat him into the Street; and so the Deceased went in and shut the Door, and afterwards there was a great Lumbering in the House, and I heard the Deceased cry, Lord! Lord! Lord! Whereupon, I thought they were got to their old Trade of Quarrelling, and so I pass'd on to my Stand; and a little while after, I heard somebody call Watch! Watch! And upon that, I ran out and heard that the poor Man was departed; but not being willing to go upon my own Head, I went and inform'd the Constable about it, and desired his Instruction for keeping the Peace, and to Mr. Constable and I went to the Deceased's House, and there was he a-lying upon the Floor, and he was stab'd into the Body thro' the Coat, Wastecoat, and Shirt, and the Blood lay guthing out upon the Floor under him; but I don't remember much Discourse about it.
Nicholas Cooper thus deposed: As I came thro' Dover Court, the Prisoner stood at her Door with a Candle in her Hand, and call'd the Watch: But as soon as she saw me she said, Pray, Mr. Cooper, come in and help my Husband up. I stept into the Shop, and saw the Deceased lying upon the Floor, with nothing upon his Back but his Shirt. See
Nathanael West thus deposed. I am Constable: It was just past One o'Clock in the Morning, when my Watchman told me there was a Man dead at the Pastry-Cook's. I went and found the Prisoner sitting in a Chair in a melancholy Posture; the Deceased sitting on the Floor at her Feet, with his Head leaning in her Lap. I quickly perveiv'd he was stab'd, and told her as much, but she said the knew nothing of it. About three or four Yards from him, I found his Coat, Wastecoat, Hat and Wig, and this sharp pointed Case-Knife: It was greasy, and I thought it look'd a little tarnish'd with Blood; but when I rub'd the Tarnish with my Finger, it would not come off. This is the Coat and Wastecoat, and here's the Shirt. - You may perceive that they're all bloody, and in the Left Side of each of 'em you may see the Holes where the Knife went thro'. - Before this Accident, I have several times been call'd off my Watch upon the Prisoner's crying out Murder, when she and the Deceased have been a quarrelling.
Swarton (another Watchman) thus deposed: I was upon Duty at my Stand, (near the Deceased's House) having just been beating Eleven o'Clock; and not long after, comes the Deceased and knocks at his own Door, and there he stood knocking for the Space of a considerable time; but no-body open'd the Door. Mythinks, Master Bostock, says I, they can't, choose but hear you. Hear me! Yes, L - her, she hears me well enough, says he, but I'll give it her by and by: And so at last a Gentlewoman that lodges in the House came down and let him in; and so he went up and beat the Prisoner severely, as I suppose, for I heard her cry out Murder! And then down he comes again. Doctor, says he, (for so he always call'd me) I have given it her, to her Heart's Content. The more Shame for you then, says I, to beat your Wife at such a rate. My Wife! says he, D - her, a Bitch, she's none of my Wife, and I'll turn her a-drift to-morrow. So I left him for that time, and I was call'd again afterwards, and found him lying in the Shop, and the Prisoner said, I am afraid my dear Creature is dead. - Dead! Ay, says I, be's murder'd. Then he did it himself, says she. And this is all that I know of the Matter.
Joseph Barker thus deposed: As I was a-bed with my Wife, I heard a great Jumbling below; but it being usual betwixt the Deceased and the Prisoner, we did not mind it, and it was quickly over. Being afterwards call'd up, I found the Deceased was stab'd, and the Prisoner said he did it himself.
Mr. Scot the Surgeon thus deposed: I open'd the Breast and lower Belly of the Deceased. He received the Wound betwixt the 7th and 8th Ribs, counting from above downwards; it pass'd thro' the Midriff and the Left Lobe of the Lungs to the Left Ventricle of the Heart, in which it terminated, and was the Cause of his Death.
The Prisoner thus made her Defence. I had been at work late, and went to Bed very much tir'd, and presently fell into a sound Sleep. The Deceased came up, and beat me in a violent and barbarous manner, pull'd me out of Bed, tore all my Linnen off, and then went down Stairs. He had served me so several times before, and I always used to humour him, by going down after him, and giving him good Words to coax him to Bed again; tho' indeed I was never married to him. Now I suppose that I not coming to fetch him up so soon as he expected, he was very much vex'd at it, and so stab'd himself, tho' not (I believe) with a Design to take away his own Life, but only to territy me, by making me think that he had done himself a greater Mischief than he really had: But I suppose, when he found himself wounded deeper than he intended, he pull'd off his Coat, and went towards the Cock to wash himself; but being too weak, he might fall down. I staid above a pretty while, to see if he would come up again of his own Accord; but he not coming, I went down as naked as ever I was born, to see what was the matter; and seeing him lie all along, I thought he was either in Fitts, or feign'd himself to be so. - Speak to me, Dickey, (says I) My dear Dickey speak to me, and don't lie so to frighten me: But he made no Answer. - As to what Mr. Cooper swore about my saying I had given the Deceased an unhappy Blow, he mistook my Words; for I said, that the Deceased had given me many an unhappy Blow. The Jury acquitted her of the first Indictment, and found her guilty of the second . Death .
John Webb , of S. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for stealing 20 s. the Money of Stephen Davis , on the 22d of June . Rebecca Davis thus deposed: I had 20 s. in my Compter-Drawer, ty'd up in a Glove. The Prisoner came in for a Pint of Small-Beer; and soon after he was gone, I must the Money. An Acquaintance of the Prisoner inform'd me where he was. I found 8 s. 6 d. in his Stockings; and he confess'd that it was Part of the Money that he took out of my Drawer. Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
John Howard , of S. Bride's , was indicted for stealing four Iron Linch-Pins of a Cart, the Goods of Thomas Gilmore , 9 Iron Washes, and several other Linch-Pins, the Goods of Persons unknown , on the 21st of June . Guilty Value 10 d. Transportation .
Elizabeth Wright , of S. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Smock val. 4 s. a Suit of Head-Cloaths val. 10 s. and four Silver Spoons val. 15 s. the Goods of Rich. Chetham , on the 15th of June . Guilty val. 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Margery Thackum , of S. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Silver-handled Knife val. 3 s. the Goods of Charlotte Burrows , and a Smock val. 4 s. and other things, the Goods of Mary Lawrence , on the 22d of June . Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .
Emery alias Uriah Parry , of S. Margaret's Westminter , was indicted for stealing a Siver-hilted Sword val. 40 s. the Goods of Edmund Fitzgerald , in the House of Tho Lloyd , on the 17th of June . It appear'd, that on the Day of the Instalment, the Prosecutor, and some of his Friends, hired a Room to themselves in Mr. Lloyd's House, in the Old Palace-Yard . The Prisoner waited upon 'em; he being hired by Mr. Lloyd to assist in attending Company for that Day. The Prosecutor laid his Sword in the Window, and happen'd to go away without it. Some other of the Servants going to clear the Room, saw the Prisoner with that Sword in his Hand; they told him whose Sword it was, and bid him carry it to the Bar; but he assured them that he would not; for as he had found it, he'd keep it, that he had got nothing by his Master that Day, and therefore was resolved to take Care of himself. The Jury acquitted him.
Joseph Gosling , of Islington , was indicted for stealing two Plough Wheels val. 10 s. a Sett of Iron Wiles, and two Plough Hooks , the Goods of Anthony Guidot , on the 1st of June . The Jury acquitted him.
Robert King thus deposed: That he lost his Handkerchief in Westminster Hall ; which the Constable found upon the Prisoner. Giles Bennet , the Constable, deposed, That having Notice given him that the Prisoner was a Pick-pocket, he watch'd him, and took him in the Fact; he found one Handkerchief in his Pocket, and twenty three in his Codpiece; all which were produced in Court. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
John Brown, has deposed: I lost the Mare from a Common near Spalding . After which, the Prisoner sent me Word that he had sold her to Tho Lankton near Barking in Essex; but at last I found her at Bow in Middlesex. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that Brown's Daughter rode the Mare up to London, and order'd him to sell her; and Lankton not appearing to prove that he bought the Mare of the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Hogg , Spinster, (a Girl of about ten Years old) and Elizabeth Hogg , Wife of George Hogg , (the Girl's Mother) were indicted, Elizabeth Hogg (the Daughter) for stealing 40 Bobbins, and 16 lb. of Legee Silk val. 72 s. the Goods of John Powell , on the 16th of June , and Elizabeth Hogg (the Mother) for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen . It appear'd that the Girl had been employ'd by the Prosecutor to wind Silk at his House, and that at Night she frequently used to steal two or three Bobbins of Silk, and carry them home to her Mother, who advised her to it. Her Mother sold the Silk to Anne Moore in Drury's Rents in Wapping , for 16 d. a Pound: Anne Moore knowing that it was stolen. Their Confessions were read in Court; and the Jury found them both Guilty . Burnt in the Hand .
Mary Picart , alias Gandon , was indicted for marrying Philip Bouchain , on the 24th of June last, her former Husband John Gandon being then living; to whom she was marry'd on the 8th of November, in the Sixth Year of King William's Reign.
Paul Gandon thus deposed: Mine Broder Jean, and dis Voman, de Preesoner, was marie togader at Stapaney Shursh, and I vas den prasant. It is a vary long time ago, - me no remember ho' long; - 'tis more dan twanty Year. - Dare vas de Ministre Anglois, dare vas de putting de Ring upon de feenger, dare vas de putting de Hands togader, and de oder tings, dat be make use of in de Mariage; don after dis, dey live a togader so as de Man and de Vife; and mine Broder get von, two, tree Shild upon her; but now mine Broder be grown von old Man, - he no make more Shild; so she marie dis oder Man.
Philip Bouchain thus deposed: Me vas marie to dis Voman, dat is true, de twanty fourt of dis Mont, a six Heures after de Noon, a l'Enseigne de Hand and de Pen in de Fleet-Lane , and me give tree Shilling to de Parsoon; but me vas vary much elevate vid de Liquor, and dis, and dat, and toder, so dat me no could tell vat I did ven de ting was done. But me no go to Bed vid mine Vife at all, for in were, four Heures after de Ceremonie was over, dare come in some Relationg of mine Spouse, and dey make de grand None and de Uproar, dat me no could tink vat a Drable vas de Matter vid dem; but in a leetel time dey tell a me dat I must no do vid mine Vife, for she vas belong to anoder Man; and so dey take her quite away, and me vas force to go to Bed vid mine self.
The Prisoner thus made her Defence: Me have but von Husband, and dat is Jean Gandon ; tor dis Man, Philip Bouchain, be none Husband for me. Vat signifie de Parsoon, and de Ring, and all de Ceremonie, vy dat no make de Husband, dare be no Husband, no Vife, till dey go to Bed togader. But Monsieur Benchain, he no do vid me in de Bed, he do nothing in de Varld; - noting but de Ceremonie; - vy den dat be no Husband.
There not being a legal Proof of the second Marriage, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
Robert Heath , of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Broad-Piece val. 23 s. the Money of Robert Drury , on the 26th of June . It appear'd that the Prosecutor keeps an Alehouse at Mile-End , and the Prisoner was his Lodger, that about Ten at Night, the Prosecutor and his Wife fell asleep together in the Chimney Corner, and did not awake till after Eleven, when feeling in his Pocket, he miss'd a Broad-Piece, which was there when he went to sleep. The Prisoner being suspected, was examined; he confess'd he took it; but said he found it lying upon the Dresser. Guilty . Transportation .
Rebecca Henly of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Sheet, four Pewter Plates, a Box-Iron, and four Shirts , the Goods of John Trinder , on the 23d of June . Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
Charles Smith and John Stockton of S. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for the Murder of Peter Colme ; Cha. Smith by giving him with a Sword one mortal Wound near the Right Breast of the Depth of four Inches, and Breadth of half an Inch, on the 12th of June , of which he instantly died; and John Stockton for being present, aiding and abetting the said Smith in the said Murder . They were a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for Manslaughter. Eleanor Maccauley thus deposed: The Deceased and the Prisoner Smith were Comrades, and lodg'd together at the Bell Alehouse in Bell-Yard in King-Street, Westminster . At this Place they and Stockton (the other Prisoner) were drinking together upon the Saturday Evening that the Deceased was kill'd. Some Words pass'd betwixt them in Dutch, which I did not understand; but afterwards the Deceased got up, and challeng'd Smith to go into the Privy-Garden and fight him. Smith appeared very unwilling; but the Deceased went out at the Door, drew his Sword, and swore that he would fight with one of them. Smith went with him at last. Stockton follow'd them, and so did I and two or three more. When they came to the Privy-Garden, the Deceased stript, and drew first; but Smith said, We had better let Fighting alone, Peter: - The Point of my Sword is broke: - We have seen old Comrades, and why should we fall out? However, Peter would needs fight, and so they shook Hands and made several Pushes at one another. Smith wounded him. I was sent for a surgeon; and when I came back the Deceased was dead.
William Lamb thus deposed: Peter Colme (the Deceased) and the Prisoners were quarrelling at the Bell Alehouse, and says Peter to Stockton, You think yourself a brave Fellow, but if you fancy you're a better Man than me, come out and I'll fight you. Stockton declin'd it; upon which Peter grew very passionate, went out, drew his Sword, and challeng'd either of 'em. I went up Stairs, and quickly after I was told, that Peter and Smith were gone to the Privy-Garden to fight. Stockton was still in the House; I desired him not to meddle. I do not intend it, says he, for I shall get no Credit by it. He and I follow'd the other two, and found the Deceased stript, with his naked Sword in his Hand. I had rather forbear Fighting, said Smith, for the Point of my Sword is blunted.
Daniel Ogden thus deposed: As I was coming by the Privy Garden, Stockton stood at the Gate-way, thro' which I saw two Men in a Posture of fighting. I had a mind to have gone in that Way; but Stockton having a Stick in his Hand, and looking very sower, I was afraid to venture by him, and so I ran round another Way. When I came to them, the Deceased was wounded.
The Prisoners then made their Defence. While we were drinking with Peter, (said Smith) I gave the Maid Half a Crown to change for some Meat; upon which Peter bid her take all the Reckoning out of that Money. I ask'd him what he meant by it, and he told me that I was the Man that he took me to be. What Man is that? says I. Why, a Rascally Fellow, says he again. But if you are so bright a Man as you think yourself, come out and I will see you. I had no mind to quarrel, and so said but little more. Then Stockton and he went to Cards; Peter won several Games, and Stockton would play no more. Peter then ask'd me to play; but I deny'd him; upon which, some other Words arising, he went out, drew his Sword, and cry'd, Come out if you dare fight me. I went out and desired him to be quiet. He put up his Sword, and beckoned me to follow him, which I did to the Privy Garden, and there he drew again, and strips himself. Comrade, says I, What makes you so quarrelsome? You don't use to be so. If I have offended you, I will beg your Pardon. - You are a Coward, says he, to ask a Man's Pardon, before you have ty'd what he can do; and I will post you for such as one, if you don't fight. The Thames was just behind me and a Wall on each Side of me, so that I could not get from him. He stept up to me, and swore he would fight now. I told him the Point of my Sword was broke; but all that I could say to prevent the Engagement, signify'd nothing. I told him we would shake Hands first, which with much ado he did, and then we went to it. The Jury acquitted Stockton, and found Smith guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .
Mary Evans , of Aldgate , was indicted for privately stealing two Yards of Lace val. 10s. two Suits of Headcloaths val. 10s. and other things, the Goods of Francis Lloyd , in the Shop of Francis Lloyd , on the 5th of June . Guilty to the val of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Samuel Johnson , of S. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing, in the Shop of Thomas Dicks , one Pair of Shoos val. 6 s. the Goods of Tho. Dicks , on the 31st of May last. Guilty to the val. of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Martha Mead , (a Girl ) of Wapping , was indicted for stealing a Coat and Wastecoat val. 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of David Dobbins , on the 31st of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner got into the Prosecutor's House at a Trap-Door on the House Top; that she took the Cloaths out of a Chest, and hid herself and them under a Bed, where she was discovered by a Chairwoman. Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .
Jane Pennington , of S. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a blanket, a Pair of Sheets, two Contains, and other Things , the Goods of Susan Higgons , on the 18th of May last. Guilty val. 10 d. Transportation .
Richard Teeling , of S. James's Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of Job Dixon , by violently beating and throwing him down, on the 14th of May last, of which he languish'd till the next day, and then died . He was a 2d time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition, for feloniously saying the said Job Dixon.
John Francis thus deposed: About Three in the Afternoon, as the Deceased and the Prisoner were playing at Cards in a Brandy Shop by Stocks Market , I tipt the Wink upon the Deceased; which the Prisoner perceiving, he challenged me to fight him in the Pest-Fields, which I accepted. We went thither, and he and I fought for six or seven Minutes, and then I gave out. Then he said, I will fight any one that takes your Part. - Will you? (said the Deceased,) Then I am your Man: Whereupon the Prisoner struck him in the Face, and so they stript and fell to it ding dong. They took two or three Knocks together: The Deceased was thrown twice, and appeared not at all to be hurt; but as soon as he got up again, the Prisoner kick'd up his Heels, and threw him in the Grass, and there he lay stretch'd out like a dead Man. He complain'd of his Back and Neck. We were for fetching a Coach to carry him Home; but the Prisoner made his Game, and said, What are you dead already? - Ill carry you Home upon my Back; but at last we got a Chair, and he died the next day.
Samuel Burdon thus deposed: There was no foul Play, not any Stones where the Deceased fell. 'Tis a Place of Trees and Grass, and a Sort of Burying Ground; but I am not a capable Judge how the Man came by his Death.
Joseph Clements the Surgeon thus deposed: I saw the Deceased after he was put to Bed: I could perceive no Fracture, no Wound, no Dislocation, nor even any Discolouring, but he had lost the Use of all his Limbs, and had no more Strength than a New-born Child. I suspected indeed that his Skull was fractured; but I found it otherwise by putting something in his Mouth, which he held fast with his Teeth. I can't think what could be the Cause of his Death, except it was a Distortion of the Spinal Marrow, which, I believe, took away the Use of his Limbs.
William Sanson , Apothecary, thus deposed: I have been informed that the Deceased fell backwards, with his Neck almost double; by which Fall 'tis likely, that the Ligament that holds the Vertebrae of the Neck was extended; and by the great Concussion of the Bones, the Spinal Marrow was distorted, which might be the Occasion of his Death.
Hannah Wilding thus deposed: The Deceased and the Prisoner were such great Cronies before this Boxing Bout, that if the Deceased had but a Piece of Bread, and his Wife wanted it, he would give it to the Prisoner, and let his Wife go without. - The Court demanded, if the Deceased was known to be any way distemper'd before this Misfortune happened? To which this Evidence thus answer'd, I am not a confident Judge of such Matters; but if he had any disease, I believe some that are left behind are the worse for him.
- Dixon, the Deceased's Father, deposed, that he heard the Deceased say, The Rogue that I loved so well has killed me. The Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .
Daniel Calighan , was indicted for stealing two Pair of Stockings, a Ring, two Moidores, and 3 l. 4 s. in Silver , the Goods and Money of William Aldred , on the 14th of May last. Guilty . Transportation .
Elizabeth Lion thus deposed: The Prisoners, who are Bailiff s, came to my House, with John Richardson , about Five in the Afternoon. Richardson threw me upon my Back, and swore he'd be my Death, if I would not let him have to do with me. Then Dowler took me a Slap o'the Face, and dash'd one of my Teeth out; and after that he pull'd out his Penknife, and swore he would stick my Heart's Blood out, if I did not let Richardson do so and so. Whereof he took away my Pocket-Apron, in which there was a Ring and 7 s. 6 d. but the Ring dropt out, and so I got it again. - I shan't mind what they say of me, for I have as good a Character as any Woman in my Business.
Hannah White thus deposed: As I was coming from Chelsea, I saw Jefferies a making Water at Mrs. Lion's Door. How do you do, Mr. Jefferies? said I. Will you go in and drink with me? No, says he, for I have got a Couple of Friends in the House, and I expect a little Fun by and by.
Elizabeth Shower thus deposed: I am Lodger in Mrs. Lion's House. Richardson threw her down; Jefferies held her Hands; and Douler with a Penknife cut her across the Forehead, and swore he would stick her to the Heart if She would not let him *** quietly; and so they took hold of her ---- What d'ye call it? ---- her Pocket-Apron; and pull'd it quite off.
The Prisoners then made their Defence. This Good-Woman (says Dowler) keeps a Bawdy-House in Chelsea Fields , and I going thither to arrest one of her Plyers, a whole Heap of them fell upon me, so that I narrowly escaped, as I shall prove by good Witness.
Margaret Turner thus deposed: I live next door to Mother Lion's. - Dowler and two more came thither, and ask'd for Betty Palmer . I advised them not to go in, because the People were quarrelsome; but they would go in: Whereupon Mother Lion took and thrust Betty Palmer into one of her Backsides; for I dare swear she has got twenty of them; and then she calls out to two Irish Hay-makers that belong to her House, Come out ye Sons of Bitches, for here's a Parcel of Thieving Bailiffs. They fell upon the Prisoners, and tore their Shirts off. One of them was going to knock down Dowler with a Quart Bottle; but he was prevented by John Jones , who took it from him; then he got his Pitch-Fork, and Dowler ran for a Mop-Stick: One took up the Poker, and another the Tongs, and so they went at it to some Tune, and Dowler nointed the Haymaker handsomely. The Jury acquitted the Prisoners.
Charles Herring and James Herring , were indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon val. 15 s. a Pair of Buckles val. 8 s. a Mother of Pearl Snuff-Box val. 15 s. a Sword, and other things , the Goods of John Massia , on the 3d of June . It appeared that the Prisoners stole the Goods at the Fire in Little Suffolk Street . Guilty val. 10 d. each. Transportation .
David Le Count , and Peter Covington , were indicted for stealing a Kettle, a Pot, a Cullender, &c. the Goods of Robert Hough ; and a Gown and Petticoat the Goods of Elizabeth Henly , on the 19th of June .
They were a 2d time indicted for a Trespass, in unlawfully removing and taking away a Copper from the Freehold of Robert Hough . To both which Indictments Covington pleaded Guilty . Le Count was found Guilty . Transportation .
Robert Smith , Sarah Rowly , Ann Tooly , Mary Lofty , Eleanor Eady , William Bledall alias Blakely , Henry Brewer , and William Gray , were indicted for stealing five Shirts, two Caps, and six Pillowbers, &c . the Goods of Robert Clark and William Gaffington , on the 18th of June .
They were a 2d time indicted for stealing two Curtains and a Pair of Stockings , the Goods of Elizabeth Williams . It appeared that Bledall brought the Goods into a Room, where the other Prisoners were sitting, and so they were all found and apprehended together. But the Jury acquitted them all except Bledall, who confess'd the Fact in his Tryal upon the first Indictment, and pleaded Guilty to the 2d. Transportation .
Nicholas Aberdeen , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth, the Wife of John Cammel , on the Highway, and taking from her a Pocket, a Handkerchief, a Pair of Gloves, and 5 s. 3 d. on the 15th of June . Guilty of Felony . Transportation .
William Stevens , and Edward Marshall were indicted for stealing the Carcass of a Lamb , the Goods of William Parr , on the 16th of June . Marshall pleaded Guilty , and Stevens was found Guilty . Transp .
Mary Clark , alias Brown , of S. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Purse, 7 Broad-Pieces, 4 Guineas, and 4 Gold Rings set with Diamonds, value 6 l. from Alexander Ross , on the 20th of June .
Alexander Ross thus deposed: I met the Prisoner in the Street, and invited her to take a Glass. She perceiving me to be a Foreigner, spoke to me in French; and we agreed to go to the Dog Tavern upon Ludgate-Hill . While we were drinking there, she desired me to lend her some Money; I told her I had none to lend;
Solomon Southall and Edward Vaughan , were indicted, Southall for breaking and entring the House of William Humphries , and taking from thence a Brass Pot, 6 Plates, and a Pewter-Dish, on the 21st of May , in the Night ; and Edward Vaughan for receiving the same, knowing them to be stoln . Vaughan was acquitted , and Southall found guilty of Felony . Transportation .
Richard Wattorfe thus deposed: A Man bought a Piece of Sacking at my House, and order'd me to bring it to the White-Hart Alehouse in Gracechurch-street , and there, he said, I should be paid. I went, and found this Man in Company with the Prisoner; and he bid the Prisoner go along with me for the Money to his Uncle Strange, at the Salutation Tavern in Lombard Street. I left my Goods at the White-Hart, and went with the Prisoner to the Salutation. He stept up to the Bar, and presently came back, and said that his Uncle was gone to the Coffee-House. Then I began to mistrust him, and was going to lay hold on him; but he was aware of me, took to his Heels, and bid me go look my Cloth and be damn'd.
Hamlet Johnson thus deposed: A Man bought some Sacking of me at Hoxton, and bid me bring it to the Hercules Pillars near Temple Bar. When I and my Chapman came there, the Prisoner sat drinking by himself; and my Chap told him that he had bought the Cloth for his Uncle Strange. I left the Cloth, and went with 'em both to the Horseshoo. The Prisoner lighted his Pipe; and the other Man went out. In a little while after, I ask'd the Prisoner were he was gone? Why, says the Prisoner, he's gone to a Brother of mine at the Hercules Pillars; but I'll go and see for him; and so he walks out leisurely with his Pipe in his Mouth, and never came back to pay the Reckoning; but he was afterwards taken up with a Search-Warrant. Guilty . Pillory .
Mary Brace was indicted for stealing a Handkerchief, the Goods of Mary Beak ; and an Apron, a Pair of Silver Buckles, and 17 s. the Goods and Money of Barbara Pomfret , on the 14th of June . Guilty Val. 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
John Hancock was indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Froome , and taking once a Gown, two Petticoats, a Pair of Bodice, a Pair of Shoos and Clog's, four Brass Candlestick, &c. on the 25th of June , in the Afternoon . Guilty of Felony to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Mary Sylvester thus deposed: The Prisoner lodged about a Month at my House with one of my Servants; and sometimes had Let Victuals there. I took her in out of Charity; and in Return for it, she took an Opportunity of going away with my Goods, one Day when I was gone a visiting: But upon Enquiry I found her in Long-Acre with some of the Goods upon her. When she saw me, she fell on her Knees and ask'd my Pardon, and confess'd that she had brought the Cloaths away. I have indeed lent her a Smock or an Apron, or so; but not any of the Things that she stands indicted for.
Mr. Clark thus deposed: The Prosecutor Sylvester keeps a notorious Bawdy House in Bond street. I have taken Whores out of her House many a time. She was indicted for a Bawdy three Sessions ago. - She served her Time with Mother Needham.
Elizabeth Palmer thus deposed: Sylvester decoy'd the Prisoner away, and own'd to me that she put these Cloaths upon her in order to receive Company. She told me too, that the Prisoner gave her a Note for 15 l. and was to allow her 12 s. 6 d. a Week for her Board. And tho' the Prisoner is yet but a Child, she has been Clap'd and Pox'd again and again in the Prosecutor's House; from whence she has been sent to the Hospital, and gone thro' two or three Salivations; and now this wicked Bawd wants to hang the poor Creature, because she has run away from her. The Jury acquitted the Prisoner; and the Court granted her a Copy of her Indictment.
John Carron was indicted for stealing a Gown val. 40 s. two Petticoats, and other Things, the Goods of John Heath and Elizabeth Webster , in the House of John Warn , on the 17th of May . Guilty Val. 39 s. Transportation .
Bridget Barrington , the Wife of John Barrington , of S. Gile's in the Fields, was indicted for privately stealing from the Person of Thomas Goodman 52 s. the Money of Thomas Goodman , on the 23d of June . But the Prosecutor's excessive Modesty not suffering him to appear and give Evidence against the Prisoner, the Court directed the Jury to acquit her , and ordered his Recognizance to be estreated.
Martha Blaithwaite , alias Braithwait , of Wapping , was indicted for privately stealing two Gowns val. 27 s. a Petticoat val. 6 s. 6 d. three Scarves val. 15 s. three Hoods val. 12 s. thirty Yards of Lace val. 10 s. and other Things, the Goods of Elizabeth Mitchell , in the Shop of Eliz. Mitchell , on the 18th of January last. It appear'd that the Prisoner took a Shop (or a Stall) on the Backside of the Prosecutor's Shop in Rag-Fair , there being only a thin Deal Partition betwixt them, Part of which was taken down in the Night, and the Goods removed into the Prisoner's Shop. Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Transportation .
Abraham Hill , on the 18th of May last. But no Evidence appearing against them, they were acquitted
John Elliot , of S. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing two Dimity Mantles val. 18 d. the Goods of Mary Morris , on the 1st of June, in the 6th Year of King George . But no Evidence appearing against him, he was acquitted .
Katharine Woodward, of Covent Garden , was indicted for stealing a Petticoat val. 3 s. and an Apron val. 18 d. the Goods of Persons unknown , on the 31st of May last. But there being no Proof against her, she was acquitted .
John Macamurrel , of Stepney , was indicted for stealing one Ounce of Human Hair val. 10 s. the Goods of Caleb Smith , on the 25th of May last. Caleb Smith thus deposed: I bought my Wig of the Widow Grey, and I lost the Hair out of it in her Shop. William Groves is her Journyman, and the Prisoner helps them to shave now and then, upon a Saturday or so; and between whiles he does odd Jobbs for himself. I tax'd him with taking the Hair out of my Wig, and carried him before the Justice, and there he confess'd it, and was going to sign his Confession; but a Woman would not let him. Several Persons gave the Prisoner a good Character, and the Jury acquitted him.
Robert Elston , Mariner , was indicted (on a Special Commission for trying Offences beyond the Seas) for the Murder of John Atkinson at Guinea , by beating him with a Cane on the Head, Breast, Back and Sides, on the 12th of January, in the 10th Year of King George , of which he languish'd till the 2d of Feburary following, and then died .
He was a 2d time indicted for the Murder of Joseph West , at Guinea, by beating him with a Cane on the Head, Back, Breast and Sides, on the 12th of January, in the 10th Year of his present Majesty's Reign, of which he languish'd till the 28th of the same Month, and then died .
Benjamin Bush thus deposed: I was Surgeon in the Christopher Galley, of which the Prisoner was Captain. On the 12th of January, 1723. we went with our Boats up the River Andona to buy Slaves and Palm Oil. Atkinson (one of the Deceased) happened to set a small jar of Palm Oil (about the Value of 5 or 6 s.) upon some Bars of Iron that lay in the Fore Sheets of the Long Boat. The Prisoner soon after ordered West (the other Deceased) to hand some of those Bars out of the Boat; and West, in taking one of the Bars up, threw down the Jar, and broke it. The Prisoner flew into a violent Passion, and ask'd who set the Jar in that Place? And one of the Crew told him, that it was Jack Atkinson. Then he swore, G - for ever D - 'em, says he, I'll beat them both alike. He had got a knotted Cane in his Hand, about an Inch and a half thick; (we call it a Bamboo Cane) and with this Cane he knock'd them both down, and fell a beating of them in a very furious manner. I was then in another Boat about three Fathom from the Long Boat; so that I heard and saw all that pass'd betwixt 'em. I haul'd up my Boat close to him, and ask'd him, if he intended to kill the Men? G - D - you, says he, I'll kill ye all before I go aboard the Ship. But then, Captain, says I, how will you get your Boats aboard? (for we were then Ten Leagues up the River Andona.) He Scratch'd his Ears, and cry'd, Why then, D - you all, I'll kill you when I have got ye aboard. He still kept beating the two Men till his Cane was broke all to Pieces: I believe he gave them a Hundred Blows apiece, and then, as they lay down, he stampt upon their Breasts, till the Blood gush'd out of their Mouths, and so left them in a miserable Condition, and never ordered any Care to be taken of them. When we came on Board, I apply'd a Seton to each of their Poles. Each of them was seized with a violent Fever: They spit Blood daily, and Atkinson grew delirous Their Heads especially were black with Bruises, very much swell'd, and as soft as an Apple. Yet, tho' they were so extremely ill, the Prisoner never Shew'd the least Regard to them; but, on the contrary, if he came by them as they lay upon the Deck, he would kick them, stamp upon them, strike them in the Face with his Fist, and make them get up to work. I remember the second day after their Beating, that West was put to the Helm; and I coming upon the Deck, he call'd to me, For God's Sake, Doctor, says he, take hold of the Helm, for I am not able to stand; and before I came to him, he fell down. They both died in Calabar River; Atkinson in fifteen days, and West in nineteen days after the Prisoner beat them; and I verily believe that that Beating threw them into the Fever, and was the Cause of their Death. Before they died, they desired me to write their Wills, which I did; but the Prisoner having some Intimation of it, he called me down between Decks one day, and clapping a Pistol to my Breast, I understand, Doctor, says he, that you have got the Wills of these Fellows; and if you don't deliver it to me, or let me see you tear it, by G - I'll shoot you thro' the Body this Minute. So I fetch'd it, and tore it before his Face.
The Prisoner thus made his Defence: Atkinson and West died of a violent Flux and Fever, (the common Distemper of the Country) which they brought upon themselves by drinking Palm Wine, and eating Plantanes. My Gunner and Jerry Clampet , and two or three more, died of the same Distemper, much about the same time; and whatever the Doctor swears now about Atkinson and West, he then turned them and some others over to the Boatswain, and told him they were a Parcel of lazy Sons of Bitches; that they were able enough to work, if they were but willing; and they afterwards did their Duty.
To this the Doctor thus answered: The two deceased Men were free from the Country Distemper; one of 'em indeed had a small Looseness, but nothing like a Flux: I believe they did drink some Palm Wine during their Illness, but not to excess, and I don't know they eat any Plantanes As for turning them over to the Boatswain, I never did, for it was not them, but the Gunner and Jerry Clampet; nor did they do Duty after the Prisoner beat them, for they were not able; only, as I said before, he forced them to do something. Then the Prisoner call'd his Witnesses.
John Elms thus deposed: I was Carpenter and Second Mate, and I Staid on board while the Boats went up Andona River; and when they came back, I heard that the two deceased Men and the Doctor had got drunk and tumbled over-board; and that the Captain had given the two Deceased three or four Blows with a Rattan. I did not hear them complain of being beat; they did their Duty aboard; and I did not see that they ail'd any thing; - not but that they had Setons and Blisters upon 'em: But then they had such a violent Flux, that it run from 'em all over the Deck, and I could have thrust my Hand up their Fundaments, they were grown so very wide. I remember, that 14 or 15 days after they were beat, they were both very well, and the Doctor turn'd 'em over to the Boatswain, and said they were lazy Dogs, and able enough to work; - tho' indeed they were then in a sort of a Fever, and had several Blisters upon them, and one of 'em died the next day, and t'other in two or three days after him; but then there were seven more that had got a Flux at the same time.
James Hunter , a Surgeon, thus deposed: I have been in that Country, and know that Plantanes are apt to give a Flux; - and I don't know but they may cause Spitting of Blood. The Palm Wine will seldom keep 24 Hours; 'tis like Canary in the Morning, Syder at Noon, and Vinegar at Night. It being so pleasant in a Morning, the Sailors are commonly so fond of it, that they drink to Excess, the Consequence of which is commonly a great Flux, tho' not always attended with a Fever.
Henry Wade , was indicted for stealing a hind Quarter of Veal , the Goods of Thomas White , on the 11th of June . It appeared that the Prisoner took the Veal out of a Hamper in Leadenhall Market , and was stopt with it upon his Back.
The Prisoner in his Defence said, he was drunk when he did it, and call'd one or two to his Reputation.
William Longstaffe thus deposed: I am a Mason by Trade, and I live upon Saffron Hill The Prisoner's Father is a Mason's Labourer; I know him very well, and he's a very honest Man, as I take it, and so is his Wife; but as for his Son, (the Prisoner) I never knew any Good of him. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 6 d. Transportation .
James Price , of Dowgate , was indicted for stealing a black Stone Horse value 12 l. the Goods of William Jenkinson , on the 31st of April last. It appeared that the Prosecutor had entrusted the Prisoner to sell Horses for him. The Jury acquitted him.
Hannah Spencer , of Cornhill , was indicted for stealing a Silver Haft of a Knife val. 5 s. and two Handkerchiefs, the Goods of John Morden ; and three Yards of Lace and two Caps, the Goods of John Stiles Morden , on the 30th of June . Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .
Elizabeth How thus deposed: The Prisoner came to my Shop in Bishopsgate-street , and told me that he came from Mr. Corbet for six Silk Handkerchiefs. I knowing Mr. Corbet very well, and taking the Prisoner to be his Man, I deliver'd 11 Handkerchiefs to him, that his Master might take his Choice; and he went away with them.
Edward Harton thus deposed: I am a Glasier, and live on one Side of the same Shop as Mrs. How lives in. I mistrusted the Prisoner, and ask'd her, if she knew him? She told me, No. Whereupon I follow'd him, to see if he went to Mr. Corbet's, who lives upon College-Hill. Before he was gone far, he met another Man, with whom he went thro' Sun-Yard into Broad-street, and so through Newgate. There being two of them, I call'd a Porter to assist me, and stopt the Prisoner, and he deliver'd the Goods to me out of his Bosom; but the other ran away.
The Prisoner thus made his Defence: I met Mr. Corbet's Servant, and he told me that his Master had sent him for some Handkerchiefs to Mrs. How's; but that he did not care to go, because he ow'd a little Money thereabouts: and therefore if I would go and fetch them and some other Things at two or three other Shops, and bring them to him at a House upon Snow-Hill, (but I have forgot the Sign) he would give me 18 d. So I agreed, and he gave me a Note of Directions at what Shops to call, and what Goods to ask for.
Mr. Corbet thus deposed: I never saw the Prisoner before Mr. Harton brought him to me to enquire if I had sent him to Mrs. How's, and then he gave me the Note of Directions, that he says he had from my Servant. This is the same Note, and I believe it is my Servant's Writing; but that Servant was gone from me before the Fact was committed of which the Prisoner is now indicted. The Jury acquitted him.
John Green , of Lothbury , was indicted for stealing two Books, viz. The History of the Pyrates, val. 3 s. 6 d. and The Principles and Duties of the Christian Religion, val. 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Thomas King Sen. on the 1st of July .
Tho.King Sen. thus deposed: I keep two Booksellers Stalls ; one at the Corner of Token-House-Yard in Lothbury , and the other in Petty-France. Last Wednesday Night the Prisoner came to my Shop in Petty-France, and sold me this Book, The Principles and Duties of the Christian Religion, for a Shilling, - 'tis worth Half a Crown. Soon after he was gone, I found my own Mark at the End of it; by which I concluded that it was stolen from my other Stall. I told my Son of it, and he said he had lost such a Book.
Tho King Jun. thus deposed: The next Day I saw the Prisoner at my Father's Stall in Token-House-Yard; and by the Description my Father gave me of him, I believe him to be the same Person that stole the Book; and so I went into a Neighbour's House and watch'd him. He took out The History of the Pyrates look'd about him, put it into his Bosom, and was going off; but I being called out, he laid it down again. Guilty Val. 10 d. Transportation .
James Little , of Pancras , was indicted for assaulting William Tolfield in an open Field near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Coat and Wastecoat val. 30 s. a Wig val. 30 s. and a Watch val. 5 l. on the 18th of April last.
The Witnesses not being positive that the Prisoner was the Man that robbed them, the Jury acquitted him.
Jane Wood , Anne Price alias Wright , and Margaret Housing alias Howell , were indicted; Wood and Price for stealing a Pair of Boots, and three Pair of Shoos , the Goods of Tho. Burbridge , on the 29th of June ; and Howell for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen . Guilty . Transportation .
Elizabeth Gordon and Mary Swindon , of S. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing a Watch val. 5 l. the Goods of Nathanael Wicks , on the 27th of June ; but the Prosecutor not appearing, (he being a very bashful Gentleman) the Prisoners were acquitted ; and the Court order'd Mr. Wicks's Recognizance to be estreated.
Received Sentence of Death, One.
She pleaded her Belly; But a Jury of Matrons being impanell'd, they found her not with quick Child.
Burnt in the Hand, Nine.
To be Transported, Forty two.
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