The King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily; for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 22d, 23d, 24th and 25th of February, 1727, in the Thirteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir JOHN EYLES , Bart. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Baron Price , the Honourable Mr. Justice Probin, the Honourable Mr. Baron Cumins , the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London, and John Raby , Serjeant at Law; and others His Majesty's Justice of Goal Delivery, and Oyer and Terminer aforesaid: Together with several of His Majesty's Justice of the Peace for the said City of London.
James Welch , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's was indicted for breaking into a Room at the Bear-and-ragged-Staff-Inn in Smithfield, and there feloniously stealing several Pieces of Gold, to the Value of 18 1. on the 11th of Feb , last, the Property of Joseph Webb .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That he being a Country Man, had taken Lodgings at the Bear-and-ragged-Staff-Inn in West-Smithfield ; and on the Day aforesaid he had taken a Quantity of Money, which he had put in the Hands of his Landlord, excepting the Sum of which the Prisoner robb'd him: That he went to Bed, and found his Chamber in order, the Door being lockt as he left it; but rising at 7 in the Morning, his Breeches lying on the Floor, out of which his Money was taken, and that he call'd for Assistance, who with him searching the Room, found the Prisoner under the Bed, on whom they found Part of the Money, and the other Part under the Bed, where he confess'd he had said it. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence but that he was drunk. The Evidence being plain, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
John Hastings , of the Parish of St. Magnus the Martyr , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Wastcoat, value 10 s. the Goods of Samuel Midgley , on the 2d of February last: The Fact appear'd plain by the Evidence of a Boy that saw him take the said Wastcoat; and there finding it in the Prisoner's Room; which was depos'd by Mr. Gay the Constable, and Lawrence Wamersly the Prisoner's Landlord, who farther depos'd. That the Prisoner had begg'd of him to convey it away, on which he took Occasion, like an honest Man, to bring him to Justice. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Thomas Wheeler , (a Black ) of the Parish of St. Mary Colechurch , was indicted for Felony and Burglary; for that he did on the 11th of February in the Night Time, break open the House of Mr. Norris , (Druggist in Cheapside ) taking from thence 5 Guineas, one Queen Elizabeth's Piece, a French Crown, a Piece of Copper, &c. the Property of the aforesaid Mr. Norris.
The Prosecutor depos'd. That he knew the Prisoner to be but a loose Liver, he having been once a Servant to him; he took a Warrant on Suspicion, and finding him at the Crown in Hatton-Garden, carried him before a Magistrate, where the Money was found upon him, and before whom the Prisoner confess'd, That he had by the Assistant of a Ladder, got up to a Sky-light belonging to the House of the Prosecutor;from whence he descended to the Shop, broke open the Drawer and took the Money. Which Confession being read in Court, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Edmond Lloyd , of the Parish of St. Giles's , was indicted for stealing a Wallnut-Tree Board, value 10s. on the 17th of January last, the Goods of Samuel Bennet : Which appearing evident by the Deposition of a Watchman, who stopt him with it,
The Prosecutor thus depos'd. That the Prisoner sometimes did Business in the House, and missing Money, (by the Advice of Elizabeth Forset she had mark'd several Pieces) and that on the Time aforesaid she took the Prisoner on Suspicion, and found a Half Jacobus upon her, which the Prosecutor knew to be her own; and then the Prisoner confess'd the had taken a Half Guinea, which she had spent. This Evidence was corroborated by the Deposition of Elizabeth Forset aforesaid.: Upon which the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Margaret Taylor , alias Harwood alias Gardner. alias Fisher of Lothbury , Spinster ; was indicted for privately stealing a Copper Saucepan and Silver Spoon, value 13 Shillings , the 13th of Feb. last, the Goods of John Picer .
The Prosecutor thus depos'd. That loosing his Things aforesaid, he had Suspicion of the Prisoner, she having been Merry-making at his House, and giving Cause of Suspicion, he took a Warrant, and found them pawn'd at two several Places: The Pawn-brokers appearing in Court and making Affidavit that they had them of the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Matth.ew Plumly , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Mr. Burton , the 14th of Jan. last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That he saw the Prisoner take up an Each-bone of Beef and run away with it, but being stopt, he confess 'd he stole it to sell, wanting Money to carry him into the Country: He made but a poor Defence, alledging that he was drunk, &c. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
John Lloyd , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, value 9 Shillings with several Shoemakers Tools, as Knives, Pinchers. Awls, &c. the 6th of Feb. last, the Goods and Property of Samuel Peters .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That the Prisoner had lodged at his House, and upon making Enquiry for the Loss of his Things, he heard the Prisoner was stopt with the Ring, which he pretended he found in the Entry, but it not being believ'd that he could find the working Tools too, (which was taken on him) the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Joseph Ilewood , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the East , was indicted for stealing one Cheese on the first of Feb last, the Goods of John Barns ; which appearing by the Evidence of a Watchman who stopt him with it, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Catherine Lewis , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for Petty Treason; for that she did on the 4th of Feb. last, willfully, and in a barbarous Manner murder her late Husband Richard Lewis , of the Parish aforesaid, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Knife, on the left Side of the Belly, of the Length of 2 Inches, and Depth of one Inch, of which he languish'd till the 5th and then died . She was a second Time indicted on the Coroner's Inquest.
Edward Tewson depos'd. That living near the Place where this unhappy Accident happen'd he heard a great Noise, some crying out Murder, others, take away the Knives, and running out he saw the Prisoner and the Deceased lying on the Stall in one another's Arms; insomuch that he thought they were kissing each other; but presently they fell to Blows and bad Language, the Prisoner telling him he had been with his Whore, and putting her Hand behind her, took something (but he could not tell what) and struck him, at which he cried, O Lord! O Lord! This Deponent further said, That he asked the Deceased what was the Matter with him? To which he answer'd, She has killed me; and that then he saw something hang out of his Belly, which he did believe to be his Guts.
Elizabeth Wright depos'd. That she saw them Quarrelling, the Prisoner at the Bar down, and the Deceased upon her, and that the Prisoner put her Hand behind her and took up a Chopping Knife, with which she hit him on the Back; he bid her be quiet, and sell the Meat without any more Disturbance: But she then telling him of Stepney Moll, he then began to kick her, but she, this Deponent, did not see the Wound given.
John Gale (the Constable) depos'd. That when he took the Prisoner, he told her, Husband was a dead Man, that the Prisoner answer'd, she could not help it, she did not stab him, but flung the Knife at him.
Mr. Thompson the Surgeon depos'd. That he was not there till some Time after it was done, that he reduced the Wound, which was 2 Inches long, and that the Knife had penetrated one of his small Guts, which he did belive to be the Cause of his Death.
George Anderson , in Behalf of the Prisoner, depos'd. That the Deceased had been from her all day drinking, and coming home, told her she had a new Rogue; and that further Words arising, he flung her down upon the Scales, on which the Chopping Knife lay, that she took it up from under her Back and he ran against it; that Elizabeth Wright took the Knife from her, and that when it was in her right Hand, the catched at him, with her Left: That when the Deceased said, She has kill'd me, the Prisoner answer'd no, my dear Dick, I have not; but that she said she would fetch a Surgeon, and that then the Deceased said, he did believe the did not do it wilfully.
Sampson Killum depos'd. That he heared the Prisoner tell the Deceased he had been with Stepney Moll, and that he called her lying B - h, that he kick'd her, and she kick'd him 4 or 5 Times, and that she said, if he kick'd her again the would stick him.
Sarah Hartly depos'd. That the Deceased was very barbarous to the Prisoner, and used to beat her with the Saph, belonging to a Yoak to carry Milk-pails, which she produced in Court; affirming that he beat her with that End which had the Iron to it.
Thomas Inkly , William Coaker , Mary Coaker , Mary Hews , Ann Parott , Elizabeth Barnet , Mary Bellentine , and several others depos'd. That the Prisoner had ever been a careful industrious Women, but weak in her intellectuals, and that she went in danger of her Life from the Deceased on every trivial Occasion. Upon the Whole the Jury brought her in guilty of Manslaughter .
Edward Morris depos'd That the Shoes was left at his Stall to be clean'd, that they was stole, and that afterwards they took the Prisoner attempting something in the like Nature, and that the confess'd the Fact. The Jury found her guilty to the Val. of 10 d .
Isaiah Chapman , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Calimanco Gown &c. the 14th of Jan last, the Goods of Mary Barns . But the Evidence not being positive, and several appearing in Behalf of the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
Martha Betts depos'd. I have known this Jew some Years, and as he says, he being a sort of a Merchant who sells Necklaces about the Streets, when he comes our Way, that is, by Drury-Lane, he comes to my House, and he did on the Night he lost these Goods - I have heard a slippery Character of this Prisoner, and knowing the was with the Prosecutor, I made search with him and the Constable, &c. and found the Goods upon her, only the Ring was pawn'd. This was confirm'd by the Constable, who secur'd her and the Pawnbroker, who appear'd in Court. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Ann Hillday , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 sheets, value 3 s. one Drugget Coat, a Copper-pot, a Candlestick and other Goods , on the 16th of Feb. last, the Goods of William Porter . But the Evidence not being sufficient the Jury acquitted her.
Jane Eades , alias Cape, of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing 2 Silk Gowns, 1 Petticoat, a Holland Shift, &c. on the first of August last, the Goods of Catharine Row : The Prisoner in her Defence said, That the Prosecutor and she lived in a House, and that she had only borrow'd them. But it appearing to the contrary, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Sarah White , of the Parish of St. John's Hackney , was indicted for breaking open the House of Rich. Barlow , and stealing a Camlet Riding-Hood, value 15 s. a Sheet, Shift and Handkercief , on the 31st of Jan. last. The Goods were found upon her, and the Jury found her guilty of the Felony, but acquited her of the Burglary .
Sarah Dollison , of the Parish of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing some Money , on the 15th of Feb. last, the Property of Thomas Grant : Of which she had made Confession before one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4s. 10 d .
Ann Perry , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing one Silver Watch, value 4 l. 5 Pieces of Foreign Gold, 18 Pounds, and some other Pieces of small Money , on the 25th of Jan. the Property of Thomas Waller : Which appearing plain, the Jury found her Guilty .
William Caper , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing 3 Cheeses , on the 21st of Jan. last, the Goods of Ann Woodman . It appear'd plain by the Evidence of one who stopt him, that he was the Person, though he with a frivolous Excuse would have denied it. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Richard Welch , of the Parish of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Cane, value 17 s. the Goods of William Dird , who depos'd, That he suspected the Prisoners to be a pilfering Person, had desired him to keep from his Shop before he was detected.
Jeffery Frankling depos'd That seeing the Prisoner going, as it were, from the Prosecutor's Shop in haste, with the Cane under his Arm, he stop'd him on Suspicion, and brought him to the Prosecutor, who knew it to be his: It appearing plain, the Jury brought him in Guilty, to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .
Ann Jordan , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 6 Holland Shirts, 2 Holland Smocks, a Neck, &c. on the 18th of Feb. last, the Goods of William Burch . It appear'd by several Witnesses, that she had sold some of the Things, and others being found upon her, she was brought in guilty to the Value of 10 d .
George Pinfold , alias Perkins , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing one worsted Cap, value 15 d. and 9 Shillings in Money ; the Goods and Property of William Sherman , on the 31st of Jan. last.
It appeared by the Evidence of the Prosecutor's Wife, that he had taken the Money out of a Drawer at several Times, which she had marked that she might know her own; which Money was found upon him. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4s. 10 d .
Charles Rawlins , of St. Catherines by the Tower , was indicted for stealing 3 Ells of Holland, from the House of Mary Woodsalls , on the 28th of Jan. last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor was a Pawn-broker of Sense and the Prisoner a Thief without Conduct; for after he had stole the Goods he sent a Women with them to pawn, who carried them to the Place from whence they was taken, and being secured with the Goods, she brought out the Prisoner. The Jury brought him in Guilty 10 d .
Simon Sherlock , was indicted for stealing 30 Pound of Lead, and 6 Iron Bars , on the 1st of February last, which belonged to the City of London, (it being taken from the Place which was Pulling down adjoining to Newgate.)
Mr. Smith depos'd, That he being Overseer of the said Work, and hearing the Prisoner was stopt, selling the Lead, he went and took the Dimensions of the Place, from whence it was taken, and the Lead found on the Prisoner agreeing with the same; besides several other Circumstances. He was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Philip Bond , Labourer , of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields ; was indicted for stealing a Hat, Value 15 s. the Property of John Pettit , Hop Merchant , on the 4th of Feb. last. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Charles Stamper , of the Parish of St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate , Labourer ; was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Damask Tablecloths, 3 Pair of Sheets, 1 Dozen of Diaper Napkins, 1 Dozen of Clouts, and other Things , on the 30th of Jan. last, being the Goods and Property of John Kimber . It appear'd that the Prisoner and his Wife had taken a Room ready furnished of the Prosecutor, and that a Chest of Drawers, in which was the Goods aforesaid, stood in the Room, which the Prisoner and his Wife had carried off; part of which they sold, and rest converted to their own Use. The Fact appearing plain, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Edward Crisp , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's Labourer ; was indicted for stealing one Peruke, value 14 s. 3 Rasors, value 7 s. on the 28th of Jan. last, the Goods of William Bird . It appear'd by the Evidence of the Prosecutor, that the Prisoner had taken and sold the Goods aforesaid. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
William Dawson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's , Labourer , was indicted for stealing one Hat, value 2 s. the Property of Benjamin Roths , and one Hat from the Person of George Millkins , on the 14th of Feb. last: Which being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Anthony Hambleton and Andrew Best , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for stealing one Silver Stock-Buckle, value 3 s. 1 Silver Stud, and 2 Pair of Silver Buttons, to the Value of 7 s. on the 8th of Feb. last, the Property of Elizabeth Rhodeway .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That the Prisoners came to her Shop under pretence to buy: But it appearing they had no other Design but to steal, the Jury found them guilty to the Value of 10 d. each
Rowland Salmon , of the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill , was indicted for stealing one Drugget Coat, value 30 s. a Wastcoat, Peruke, &c. in the House of Martin Barnes , being the wearing Apparel of John Langley , Servant at the House aforesaid. The Fact appearing plain upon the Prisoner, that he being
Sarah Roberts , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for stealing an Iron Stove, value 6 Shillings , on the 9th of Feb. last, the Goods of James Brampton : The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .
John Ashcomb , George Shaw , and William Waller , (not taken) was indicted for stealing, and privately conveying out of the Cellars of Mr. Smith , at divers Times, but particularly on the 20th of Decemb. last, 50 Gallons of Oyl, value 7 l .
Mr. Smith depos'd. That they being Journeymen to his Cooper, had taken the Goods aforesaid: To prove which he produced the following Evidence.
John Higgins depos'd. That he saw George Shaw and William Walter take two Casks of Oyl, containing 16 Gallons, out of a Celler of Mr. Smith's in Bartholomew-Close ; which Oyl they had fold for their own Use: That at another Time they took a other Casks of Mr. Smith's Oyl, from a Cellar under the Noah's Ark in Smithfield ; and that he, this Deponent, saw Ashcomh take Oyl at sundry other Times, which he converted to his own Use. To confront this Evidence, several Gentlemen of Worth appeared in Behalf of John Ashcomb .
Mr. Peacock depos'd. That he had employed him and intrusted him in Affairs of Consequence for some Years, and that he had ever discharged his Truth with great Fidelity. This was likewife confirmed by the Oath of Thomas Glanvel , and others.
John Richmond depos'd. That he beings a Prisoner in Newgate, had heard Higgins, the Evidence against Ashcomb and Shaw, say, That neither of them was really concerned in taking the Oyl aforesaid, but that he himself was guilty, and had not swore against them but to make himself an Evidence. George Shaw was found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d . but John Ashcomb was acquitted of this Indictment.
Richard Burton depos'd. That he saw the Prisoner draw the Oyl out of Mr. Smith's Vessels, and put it in Casks of their own providing; which Oyl they converted to their own Use, and that they had several Times filled a Beer Firking of 12 Gallons, and that he in Conjunction with them, had been concerned till he grew weary of the Practice, and betrayed them to Mr. Smith. The Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Abraham Miers depos'd. That he being concerned with the Prisoners, took two Casks of Oyl, containing 9 Gallons each, out of the Cellar aforesaid; which Oyl they sold for their own Use, to one Gardner, near Stocks-Market. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury found them both guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .
William Minton , of the Parish of St. Michael Cornhill , was indicted for stealing one Tortoiseshell Snuff-Box, value 10 s. on the 14th of January last, the Goods of Mr. Vernon . It appear'd that the Prisoner had lodged in the House of the Prosecutor, and living an idle Life, was suspected; and by the Information of one Hastings, the Box was found at a Place where the Prisoner had pawn'd it. Which Fact appearing plain, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Thomas Beaks , of the Parish of St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing one pair of worsted Stockings, value 3 Shillings , on the 28th of January last, the Goods of James Miller . The Prosecutor's Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
John Goddin , of Alderman Bury , was indicted for stealing a Rug Coat Value 7s. a Hat 8s. and other Things on the 6th of December last, the wearing Apparel of Mr. Spalding , who finding one Robert Gattorp with the Coat on his Back, seized him, who brought out the Prisoner; but the Evidence not being plain that he stole it, the Jury acquitted him.
Andrew Meckling depos'd. That he went to give Mary Spurling a Pint of Beer, that in the mean Time Martha Williams pick'd his Pocket; that afterwards missing his Hair, he thought the Prisoners in Confederacy, and after strict Search, found them and the Hair. The Jury considering the Matter acquitted Mary Spurling, and brought in Martha Williams Guilty to the Value of 10d . Transp.
Joseph Hill , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres's , was indicted for stealing 6s. in Money , on the 19th. of January last, the Property of Hannah Harding ; but the Circumstances considered, the Jury acquitted and discharged him .
John Fox , of the parish of St. George's Hanover Square, was indicted for picking the Pocket of Henry Davenant , Esq; on the 2d. of February last, of one Gold Snuff-box, value 17 l . It appearing that the Prosecutor standing with some Persons of Quality at a Sale of Goods, at the Lady Dover's, miss'd his Snuff-box, and the Prisoner being a suspected Person, the prosecutor followed him to the Door, and before several Witnesses, asked him, if he knew any thing of his Snuff-box, which he peremptorily denied; but making a strict Search, found it on him. The Fact appearing plain, and the Prisoner's Excuse too mean to pass, with the judicious Jury, he was found Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Thomas Edwards , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing one Silk Gown, value 51. one Silk Petticoat, value 20 s. the Property of Sir Marmaduke Wyvall , on the 23d of July, 1723 . it appeared that the Goods were sent out of Yorkshire, and stole out of a Pack at Huntington , in the House of one George Dally .
Ann Johnson depos'd. That she bought the Gown and Coat of the Prisoners at the Bar, for which she gave him two Guineas; and at the same Time bought of him 27 Yards of black Silk, he then living at Newington. This was confirmed by Mary Williams , Sister to the said Deponent.
Sarah Biggs depos'd. That these Goods which were produced in Court, was the property of the Lady Wyvall, and that she being then my Lady's Servant, was the Person that made them up. After Examination of several Witnesses, the Fact appeared plain on the prisoner; for which the Jury brought him in Guilty .
William Cole , of the parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for stealing three Volumes of Statute-Books, value 4l. on the 6th of January last, the Goods of one Cook Attorney at Law . The Evidence for the prosecuter was not positive, neither did it appear to the Court that Mr. William Cole had taken the Goods with a Design to embezzle them, but being ignorant in some points of the Law, he took the Books home, with a Design to inform his Judgment; and being in great Distress for Money, he borrowed 4l. on them, of one Joseph Dale , and that when Enquiry was made after the Books, by the other Clerks of Cook, he frankly confes'd he had them, and was very solicitous with Mr. Dale to have the Books, in order to return them to his Master the very Day he was taken into Custody, through he had then no Apprehension of falling under so severe a prosecution. He had several persons of Honour and Worth to appear for his Reputation, among the rest, the Reverend
Thomas Reynolds , of the Parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing one Silver Watch, Value 40 s. with a Wastcoat, Breeches and Hat the Property and wearing Apparel of John Lorriatt and Thomas Smith , on the 10th of Jan. last.
John Lorriat depos'd That the Prisoner being a Servant to him (aBaker ) pretended to go to Bed before his usual Time, leaving the other Servants at work: But when they mist both him and the Things aforesaid, they told him (the Prosecutor.) That then he went to the Place where his Watch used to hang, and finding it gone, he took Horse and pursued him in the Road to St. Alban's, to which Place he suspected him to be gone, and described him he was confirmed in his Opinion, and accordingly overtook him at that Place, with the Watch and Goods about him; and carrying him before the Mayor he confess'd the Fact: Which Confession being read in Court, the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 39 Shillings .
Steward Dormer , of the parish of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for privately and fraudulently stealing 3 Beds, value 12 Pounds, 3 Bedsteds, value 10 pounds, 3 Bolsters, value 15 Shillings, one Quilt and one Rug; besides Bed-Curtains, Windows-Curtains, Napkins, Table-cloaths, Looking-Glasses, and other Goods of great Value , the Property of William Salmon , on the 31st of January last.
Mr. Salmon depos'd. That he had taken a House in Tash-Street, in Gray's-Inn-Lane , and that in his Absence, the Goods which he had bought and laid in the same House, was violently carried away by the Prisoner at the Bar, as he endeavoured to prove by the following Evidences.
Jane Wright , Servant to the Prosecutor, depos'd. That the Prisoner at the Bar came to her Master's House on the 31st of January, and told her he had an Execution, and was come to take Possession by Vertue of a Scire Facias; and accordingly not only seized and confiscated the Goods of her Master, Mr. Salmon, but likewise this Deponent's wearing Apparel, and took a Ring from her Finger: That he did then and there, on the 31st of January aforesaid, carry off and sell the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, to Philip Green; who, to corroborate her Evidence, depos'd. That he then bought the said Goods of Steward Dormer , the Prisoner at the Bar, for which he paid him 19 Pounds.
Steward Dormer in his Defence said, That one Waller had confess'd a Judgement to him of the aforesaid Goods, which he pretended was his Property, the said Waller owing him 21 Pounds; but as he immediately served an Execution, and the Goods amounting to the Value of 80 Pounds, the Court thought fit to examine Woller of his Right and Title, and the Means that could induce him to such Proceedings.
Waller depos'd. That he took the House and had Goods in it as well as the Prosecutor; and as the House was properly his, and the Goods his own, he thought himself guilty of no Misdemeanor.
But to confront him in this, Barbary Russel depos'd. That she saw Waller write a Note, in which he made over all Pretension to the House, and he resigned it intirely to Mr. Salmon; and that when the Officers was in the House, she heard Waller say, that he was only sorry that he had made such a Note: But this having but little regard to the Indictment laid against Steward Dormer , he was acquitted .
Steward Dormer was 2 second Time indicted, for a Misdemeanor, in entring the House of William Salmon , on the 31st of January last, and breaking open a Corner Cupboard; taking thence several Bills and Notes, to the Value of 600 Pounds : Which appearing plain, and being aggravated by several other Circumstances, he was brought in Guilty .
Nicholas Cuton , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Sacks of Malt , the Property of Samuel Adey , of Hounslow , on the 23d of Decemb. last; and Will Naylor was indicted for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen . The chief Evidence against them was Elizabeth Lemmon , who depos'd. She saw the Prisoners at the Bar, the one bring, and the other receive the Malt, as in the Indictment, which they privately conveyed away by Midnight, and sent it by the Froom Waggon to Castle Cary: But as several Persons of Credit appeared in Behalf of the Prisoners, and to invalidate the Evidence of this Deponent, who had a very bad Character, the Jury acquitted them.
John Black , alias Cohoon , of St. James's , was indicted for stealing 6 Holland Shirts, Value 2 Pounds, 11 Yards of Holland, 1 l. 15 s. 3 Guineas in Money, the wearing Apparel and Property of John Edgar . The Fact appearing plain, and the Prisoner being taken with one of the Shirts on his Back, the Jury brought him in Guilty .
Thomas Thatcher , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing 2 Dimity Wastcoats, value 5 s. on the 31st of Jan . last, the Goods of Edward Hicks ; but no Prosecutor appearing, he was acquitted .
Margaret Hammond , alias Priest , of the Parish of St. Mary's White-Chapel , was indicted for stealing 2 Brass Candlesticks, value 2 s. one Holland Shirt, a Shift and other Things , on the 28th of Jan last, the Goods of John Keymour : But the Evidence not being sufficient, she was acquitted .
Elizabeth Plat , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Walking Cane, Cloaths-Brush, a Rug and 2 Blankets, to the Value of 10 s. on the 18th of Jan. last, the Goods of Joseph Dalton .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That he found his Door broke open, and took the Prisoner in his House, some of his Goods being missing, and others bundled up and moved from their proper Place. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but that she had been that Afternoon a little too busy with Madam Geneva, and being intoxicated, tumbled in their by Accident; which Excuse not being sufficient to satisfy the Jury, she was brought in Guilty .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That she saw a Hand whip in at the Window, and the Handkerchief whipp'd out, she cry'd stop Thief; upon which he was taken, and the Handkerchief upon him, and for which the Jury brought him in guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Susannah Lawrence , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing one Cotton Handkerchief, value 6 d. and a Mob 6 d. the Goods of Henry Johnson ; but no Prosecutor appearing, and in Consideration of its being a Trifle, and some other Circumstances which shew'd Barbarity in the Prosecutor, she was both acquitted and discharged .
Mary Holland , alias Priest , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing 2 Sheets, value 4 s. 2 pewter Dishes, 1 Diaper Tablecloth, one pillow Case, a Stew-pan, with Knives, Forks, and other Things, to the Value of 18 s. on the 20th of Jan. last, the Goods of James Taylor . It appear'd that the Prisoner lodg'd in the House, and through a wilful Mistake had carried off her Landlord's Goods, and sold them for her own; which being plainly proved, she was found guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d .
John Lawson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Cloth Coat, value 10 s. on the 10th of Feb. last, the Goods of Edward James ; which was sold by the Prisoner to one Wilson, who being taken with the Coat, Produced Lawson; and he not giving a good Account how he came by it, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .
John Davis , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing 2 Buttocks of Beef, value 8 s. seven Ribs of Beef, value 5 s. on the 14th of Jan. last, the Goods of Thomas Rogers . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
Richard Gibbs , of Endfield , was indicted, for that he, with others, did on the 19th of July, 1725 . hunt and kill two Fallow Deer; and that he at the same Time with others, bearing Fire Arms, did shoot at the Persons of Humphry Buckle , and Henry Best , and that he not surrendring himself within 40 Days after Proclamation , he was arraigned at the Bar; as by an Act of Parliament made for the Punishment of such Offenders: But he denying himself to be the Person, the Jury proceeded as in other Cases, to examine the Evidences for the King.
Humphry Buckle depos'd. That he knew the Prisoner at the Bar, before he saw him on Endfield-Chace at the Time aforesaid, when the Fact aforementioned was committed; and that he had given Information thereof upon Oath, before Sir Thomas Clargis , which Information was read in Court, and by which it evidently appear'd that he was the Person, who in Conjunction with William Gates, call'd Vulcan , and others, kill'd two Fallow Deer &c.
Henry Best depos'd to the like Effect, whose Information was also read in Court, both of which being plain, the Fact charged on the Prisoner proved undeniable: But in Objection to this latter Evidence, Richard Gibbs , the Prisoner at the Bar, said that he, Henry Best confessed to him in Newgate, that he knew nothing of his being guilty, neither would he concern himself as an Evidence at his Prosecution. To which Henry Best reply'd, in a facetious Manner, It is true, I said so in Newgate; for finding my self among a pack of Rogues, who had just before pick'd my Pocket without Occasion. I know not what they would have done, had I told them I would swear against one of their Comrades. The Jury brought him in Guilty . Death .
Samuel Vevers , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted, for that he did on the 5th of February last, stop the Chariot of Justice Hall , between Hackney and Dalston , taking from him a Watch and Chain, Value seven Pounds, and about twenty five Shillings in Money .
Justice Hall depos'd. That on the 5th of February last, a Person, whom he did verily believe to be the Prisoner at the Place aforesaid, about seven in the Evening, stopp'd his Chariot, and demanded his Money, and that 3 Days after the Prisoner was taken, he distinguished him from among 16 or 18 People, though he did not know he had then ever seen him, but on the Night he was robbed, and that it then being a Star-light Night, he could perfectly discover the Beast on which he rode, to be a dark brown, or black, and that the Person who robb'd him had on a loose riding Coat.
John Williams depos'd. That he was in the Chariot with Justice Hall; and that the Highway Man came on that Side the Chariot on which he sat, and after demanding the Money of Justice Hall, he then made the like Demand on this Deponent, who gave him about ten Shillings, bidding them put the Money into his Hat: After which he rode gently towards Hummerton, swearing. This Deponent further depos'd. That he saw the Prisoner at the Bar in Newgate some Days after he was taken, and that he had then so perfect and Idea of the Person that robb'd them, that when he came in the Room where the Prisoner was, though there was seven or eight persons in Company, he at once fix'd his Eyes on the Prisoner with Surprize; verily believing him to be the Person who committed the Fact at the Time and Place aforesaid.
John Aldridge , Coachman, depos'd positively, That the Prisoner at the Bar was the Person who stopp'd his Master's Chariot, and that he stopp'd on the Top of the Hill, and turning short, bid this Deponent stand; and that he then putting forward, demanded Money of his Master and Mr. Willson; telling them, Money he wanted, and Money he would have; for he was a Gentleman of Resolution. That when his Master put the Money into his Hat, he said he must have more: The Justice finding some more, and giving it him, he hastily said, What is this Half-pence. Sure such a Gentleman as you can't be without some Gold; on which the Justice pulling up the Lappits of his Cloaths, and offering to be search'd, he espied the Chain of his Watch, and took it, and upon his Master's telling him, he valued the Seal, as having his Coat of Arms, desired he might have it, it being of little Value to another, which he promised to send at another Opportunity, after asking his Name and place of Abode.
Thomas Davis , Footman to the Justice, who was then behind the Chariot, deposed to the like Effect, with this further Argument for Confirmation, That he had seen the prisoner ride by his Master's Door, and had took particular Notice of his Mare, both as to Heighth, Shape, and her Sprig-tail; and that when his Master sent him to enquire after such a Beast of George Cann , a Farrier in Shoreditch, who brought him to the Sight of a Mare belonging to the Prisoner at the Bar, and that waiting at an Alehouse in Holloway Lane, he heard the prisoner swear at a Person for driving a Brick Cart beyond its Place, and that then he knew him by the Accent of his Voice, but when he saw him, he had a further Confirmation, and was sure the Prisoner at the Bar was the person that robb'd his Master.
In Opposition to the aforesaid Deponent, Mr. Vevers produced an Evidence in Court, who depos'd. That he was with the prisoner at the Bar on Sunday the aforesaid 5th of February from 4 in the Afternoon, to near 6 in the Evening.
Jane Gramprie depos'd. She was at Mr. Vever's House when the prisoner came in, which was between 5 and 6 a Clock, and that then he with his Wife and this Deponent, went to the King John's Head in Holloway Lane to Supper, and there they said till past ten at Night; during which Time, not one Person went out of the Company. Anne Smith , Willi Jordan , Sarah Saunders , Hannah Saunders , Sarah Foster , Jerem Smith , John Corn , and Joseph Porter . All made positive Oath, that Mr. Vevers was at the King John's Head at 6 that Evening, and did not stir out till 10.
Mary Sutton , to invalidate the Evidence of the Coachman, depos'd. That she heard him say, he was no more positive than another, but would swear it to gain the Money. Upon considering the whole, the Jury acquitted him.
The Prosecutor with much Elocution told the Court he was Drunk, and knew not what he did, that he went he knew not where, neither could be remember one Action of the Night's Adventure. Upon which the Jury acquitted her.
Daniel Davis , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for Confederacy with Eliz Hill , in buying one pair of Leather Shoes of her, knowing them to be stole , but as Eliz. Hill had been before convicted for that Trifle, and the Prisoner proving the Prosecution unjust, he was acquitted .
Eliz. Stamper , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing three Damask Tablecoths, three pair of Sheets , on the 3d of January last, the Goods of John Kimber .
Jane Kimber depos'd. That the Prisoner at the Bar and her Husband, had taken a Lodging at her House in a fictious Name, and that in a few Days they carried off her Goods, which was afterwards taken upon them: But as her Husband was before convicted, and brought in Guilty for the said Goods, she was ac- acquitted .
Paul Lateman and Thomas English , were indicted for stealing 24 Pound of Sugar, value 13s. on the 23d of January last, the Goods of John Boaring , but they being Children , and the Fact not fully prov'd, they were acquitted .
Roger Davis depos'd. That some Time after the Prisoner came to his House, his Drawer told him there was two Men above Stairs, which he did believe to be Sodomites, for he heard them kissing each other, and saw such Actions as was very unseemly for Men to offer; upon which he raised a Ladder in the Yard, and which the Drawer look'd into the Chamber-Window; where they both had an ocular Proof of what they both suspected: But the particular Relation being too Beastly to appear in this Paper, we refer the Reader to the Pillory, where he may see the Heads, &c. the Jury found them both guilty .
Martha Barns , of Brentford , was indicted for stealing 2 Holland Shirts, out of the Orchard of John Shoot , Esq; on the 31st of Jan. last. But the Evidence being to mild to accuse her, the Jury acquitted her.
Margaret Manning , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing 1 Pair of Blankets, value 12 s. 1 Sheet, and other Things , on the 13th of Feb. last, the Goods of Thomas Spurbrick ; the Fact appearing plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That he found the Goods on a Person who bought them of the Prisoner. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he bought them of a Person, who he could then have found, had the Prosecutor given him Opportunity; but he was hurried away without the least Time to clear himself; which being confess'd even by the Prosecutor himself, the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Crouch , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch and Chain, value 4 l. 10 s. on the 23rd of Jan. last, the Property of John Dring . It appeared that the Prosecutor and the Prisoner being both of a loving Disposition, had agreed to go together to a Bawdy House, and that the Prosecutor awaking at Three in the Morning, mist both the Watch and his Bedfellow; but the Watch he lost, which may learn him another Time to be a little more watchful.
An Evidence for the Prosecutor depos'd. That he saw the Prisoner some Days after with one ( Nell Vincent ) who was laughing at how they Nickt the Culls that were so credulous to trust them; and that then she the Prisoner at the Bar, boasted of her biting a Cull at the Three Compasses , on the 23d of Jan. which Watch she had then, and was going to pawn it.
The Prisoner in her Defence said, That the Prosecutor was a rude Fellow, and had pickt her up, and that notwithstanding her known Modesty, she had enough to do to keep her self honest in his Company; she confess'd her going into the House with him, and drinking Gin and Ale in the Bed-Chamber, but she did not stay long there, for the Prosecutor gave her a Shilling to fetch some Rods to whip him with, and the People being in Bed, she could get none; upon which, she said, she left him: But it appearing otherways by the honest Landlord (asking his Pardon) at the Three Compasses in Sweet Saint Giles's , the Jury found her guilty .
Thomas Brown , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in defrauding Thomas Can of a Horse, the Goods of John Davis ; but as the chief Crime seem'd to be only the telling of a Lie, he was acquitted .
Samuel Naylor and George Ryley , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing 13 Wainscot Boards, value 1 l. 15 s. on the 19th of January last, the Goods of Henry Haddock : They had little to say in their Defence, but in contradiction to the Evidence, who said they carried them out of Mr. Haddock's Wood-Yard on their Backs, they affirmed they carried them on their Shoulders: The Jury found them Guilty .
John Ingham depos'd. That he had seen the Prisoner at several Times take his Master's Lead and sell it for his own Use; and that he himself had been with the Prisoner on that Occassion. But as this Evidence was caught in several Contradictions, and not only neglected that Reverence which is due to the Court, but behaved himself with much Insolence, he was taken into Custody, whilst the Prisoner who had a good Character from several worthy Gentlemen, was acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd. That coming out of the Country, she took a Coach in Smithfield , and the Coachman put the Cheeses (aforementioned) in the Boot; and that when he sate her down, he drove away with the Cheeses, and not having the Honesty to bring them back again, he was order'd to be whipt .
Thomas Padget , of Fulham , was indicted, for that he did, on the 18th of Feb. last, commit a Rape on the Body of Catherine Burchet (a Child of 5 Years of Age ) at the same Time beating, wounding and abusing the said Catherine Burchet in a barbarous Manner : The Fact was proved on him by the Evidence of the Father, and Nurse of the Child.
Mr. Francis Horton depos'd. That he was sent for to search the Child, and found that her Body was lacerated, bruised and inflamed, and that the Parts had received Infection; that the Child had not suffer'd, a Penetration, but an Injection had been made on the Orifice: The Jury considering the Barbarity of the Crime, brought him in guilty .
Tobias Holms , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing one Book, value 4 s. on the 13th of Feb. last, in the House of Ralph Taylor , which appearing plain. He was found guilty to the Value of 10 d .
James King , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 Silver Spoons, a large Candle-stick, 14 s. in Money , on the 14th of Feb. last, the Goods and Property of Michael Eades and James Salero , which being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty .
John Dullerson , of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in taking the Brass Inscriptions from several Tomb-stones and Monuments in the Parish Church of St. Leonard Shoredith , on the 3d of February last.
William Burton depos'd. That he took some of the aforesaid Brass Plates on the Prisoner, which he produced in Court. Afterwards he detected him in stealing another from the Tomb-stone of Justice Pitfield's late Lady. The Jury found him Guilty .
John Spencer , of St. Martin's in the Fields was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in speaking scandalous and reflecting Words on His Majesty, and in the behalf of the Pretender, and the late Duke of Ormond .
John Weatly depos'd. That being at the Plough and Harrow in St. Martin's Lane , on the 18th of January last in the Evening, he heard the Prisoner say, That King George had no Business here, but where the Turnips grows, and that he hoped in a little Time, to see both the Pretender and the Duke of Ormond here.
John Holdford and William Smith depos'd. That they both heard him say the Words aforesaid, which he repeating several Times, they sent for an Officer and secured him. He had but little to say in his Defence, but that he was in Drink; the Jury found him Guilty .
Arthur Bellison , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing one Pair of Worsted Stockings, value 5 s. on the 9th of February last, the Goods of John Ward . But the Prisoner being a Stocking Framework-knitter , and only taking them to shew another Master what a Workman he was, he lost of them among bad Company at a Ginshop. The Jury acquitted him.
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