And on 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.
On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 21st, of October, 1728, in the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BECHER , Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable Sir Robert Raymond ; Mr. Baron Hale ; Mr. Justice Denton; Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London; and Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder; and other His Majesty's Justices of Goal-Delivery, and Oyer and Terminer aforesaid; Together with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said City of London.
James Simpson and William Ewers , of St. Gile's without Cripplegate , were indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Tankard, in the Dwelling-House of Tho. Draper , on the 21st of September last, the Property of Tho. Draper aforesaid.
It appeared, That the Prisoners, in Company with another Person, call'd for a Tankard of Beer, at the Prosecutor's House, and whilst the Servant went to fetch Change, after they call'd to pay, they ran away; but the Prosecutor getting some Information of them, search'd, and found them, and the Tankard, at an ill House in White-Horse-Alley, near Chick-Lane, the Jury found them Guilty to the Value of thirty nine Shillings each .
William Stephens , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Peruke, the Property of Joseph Wild , in the Shop of Richard Nevill , and found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.
He was a second Time indicted, for stealing a Peruke, the Property of Joseph Cooper ; and another Peruke, the Property of Tho-Boyce , in the Shop of William Wood , and found Guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.
Dorothy Carter , of St. James's , was indicted for privately stealing eight Broad-Pieces, to the Value of twenty three Shillings each; four Broad-Pieces, to the Value of twenty five Shillings each; three Guineas, and thirty Shillings in Silver, in the Dwelling-House of Francis Glawson , on the 9th of September last. But tho' the Circumstances were pretty strong against her, there being no positive Evidence, and several appearing to her Character, the Jury acquitted her.
John Bates , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Duroy Cloaths, two cloth Coats, a silver Watch, and other Goods , on the 17th of September last, the Property of Mr. Walter Gaven . It appeared, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor, when he was asleep, on Board the Scipio-Galley, then lying in the River, and took his Key of his Chest from him, with which Key he opened the Chest, and took the Cloaths, which he put on himself, and went away; and he being taken with the Cloaths on his Back, and the Watch in his Pocket, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Thomas Parrot , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Tankard, in the Dwelling-House of George Allard , on the 4th of this Instant October , the Property of George Allard aforesaid.
Tho Carey , Servant to the Prosecutor depos'd, That he took the Tankard from the Prisoner, who had it in his Hand, under his Coat, endeavouring to conceal it. That he saw the Prisoner drinking a Pint of Beer at the Bar just before, and asked the Bar-Keeper if she miss'd nothing, who looking about, miss'd a Tankard, which appear'd to be the same that was found upon him by this Deponent. He said in his Defence, That he being very well acquainted with the Bar-Keeper, took the Tankard to surprize her, tho' it appear'd, that he made a contrary Excuse, when taken, saying, The Bar-Keeper had given it him, to fetch her some Water in; but before a Magistrate, he confess'd the Fact, and sign'd his Confession, with his own Hand, which being read in Court, together with the plain Evidence against him, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Ann Williams , of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for privately stealing a silver Watch, and steel Chain , from the Person of William Baxter . It appear'd, That the Prisoner was so lewd, as to ask the Prosecutor to go with her to a Brandy-Shop, and he was so silly, as to comply; tho' he said upon Oath, He had no more Familiarity with her, than to drink a Dram with her when she pick'd his Pocket, and made what haste she could out of the Room; at which the People of the House asked if he had lost nothing, when he feeling for his Watch, found it gone, and he was positive he had it when he came first into her Company, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Thomas White , of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting John Lagden , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him, two Shillings and Sixpence in Money , on the 10th of October last.
John Lagden depos'd, That on the 10th of October, between ten and eleven o'Clock at Night, as he was passing between Holloway-Lane and Hog-Lane, in Shoreditch , the Prisoner came out of an Alley, and turning short upon him, ask'd him, If he had got any Money, to which he answer'd, Yes, he had; and being startled at the Suddenness of the Prisoner's coming up to him, he put his Hand in his own Pocket, and pull'd out half a Crown, which he held in his Hand, which the Prisoner took from him, against his Will and Consent. That he then seiz'd the Prisoner, and call'd out for Help, but before any Assistance came, the Prisoner beat him till he had almost lost his Breath; and that then one Samuel Boyce came up to him, and took hold of the Prisoner, who knock'd him down; that presently Samuel Boyce recover'd, and went to call the Watch, when Mr. Wright came and apprehended the Prisoner.
Samuel Boyce depos'd, That at the Time and Place aforesaid, he saw the Prisoner and the Prosecutor struggling, and the Prosecutor saying, the Prisoner had got half a Crown from him, he advised the Prisoner to give him his half Crown again, and go about his Business, at which the Prisoner d - n'd him; but at length pull'd out the half Crown, and gave it him; soon after which, he went to call Help, for the Prisoner proved resolute, and beat the Prosecutor after he had delivered him his half Crown again.
Mr. Wright depos'd, That he heard an Outcry of a Street-Robber, and went to the Watch-House for Help, but there was but one Watchman there, and he refused to go, upon which he went by himself, and took the Prisoner, when several were got round him, but none had laid Hands on him, one saying he was a very dangerous Fellow, and they would not seize him for twenty Pounds, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Samuel Lewis and James Brooks , of St. Mary's White-Chappel , were indicted for feloniously stealing seven hundred Weight of Lead, Value four Pounds eleven Shillings, on the 17th of September , the Property of Tho. Scales , and in the Dwelling-House of the said Tbo. Scales . Mr. Scales depos'd, That he had lost at several Times, a considerable Quantity of Lead, and after the Prisoner had been melting, he found some Ladles full had in the Sand.
His Confession was read in Court, in which he own'd, he had at several Times given of his Master's Lead to one James Brooks , and had taken a Part of the Money which James Brooks had for the said Lead. That he had given Brooks in all about seven hundred Weight. This Confession being sign'd with his own Hand, and it appearing that he did it voluntarily, without either Menaces, Threats, or Promises, the Jury found him Guilty . Death . But there being
Thomas Evans , Nathanael Walker and William Taylor , of Hornsey , were indicted for assaulting John Maud , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a gold Ring, Value five Shillings, and a silk Handkerchief, Value one Shilling , on the 30th of August last.
They were a 2d Time indicted, for assaulting Charles Acton on the Highway, at the same Time, and Place, (being near the Devil's-Gate Hornsey-Lane ) and taking from him a Pair of Brass Buckles, Value Sixpence, and Twopence Halfpenny in Money .
John Maud depos'd, That on the 30th of August, he, with two of his School-Fellows, were going from Hornsey to Highgate, and in Hornsey-Lane, they met three Men, one of whom asked him for Three-half-pence, for a Pint of Drink; that he gave it to them, and then one of them looking at his Ring, said of it was not Gold, he would take it, and one of them saying, it was not Gold, he took it; and that afterwards he took a silk Handkerchief out of his Pocket; Being asked which of the Prisoners did this, he said it was Nathanael Walker; but for the other Prisoners, he could not be positive to any of them.
Charles Acton confirm'd every Part of this Evidence, adding, That he was sure Walker took the Ring and Handkerchief from Mr. Maud, as likewise a Pair of Buckles, and Twopence Halfpenny from himself, and he did believe Evans was one of them; that presently after a Coach came by, and they told the Coachman of their being robb'd.
Richard Allen depos'd, That he stood about twelve Yards Distance from the young Gentlemen, when they were robb'd; that he saw Walker take the Ring from the Finger of Mr. Maud, and the Handkerchief out of his Pocket; that the Prisoners were the very Men who did the Robbery, he having a plain Sight of them all, and saw them run away, when the Coach came, and that he went with others in Pursuit of them.
William Birch depos'd, That he was coming by on his Coach-Box, and the young Gentlemen told him they were robb'd upon which he left his Coach, and pursu'd them; that he saw them begin to run, when they first espy'd the Coach, and that when he came almost up to them, he heard Taylor say, they were taken; that he presently took Evans, who said, he had neither the Ring, nor the Handkerchief; but he confess'd, That they came out for Money, and Money they would have: He further said, That he scarce lost Sight of them till they were all taken.
Thomas White depos'd, That he hearing a Noise of Highwaymen, went in Pursuit of them, and soon after he took Walker in an Elm-Tree, with the Ring and Handkerchief in his Pocket, which he said was given him by one of the Company he was in, and he did not take it himself. The Ring and Handkerchief were produc'd in Court, and swore to by Mr. Maud, the Ring being very remarkable, for it was the Funeral Ring of Mr. Maud's Grandfather, and had his Name on it, which was Humphry Primate. Other Witnesses confirming that they were taken before they were well out of Sight, from the Time of their being first pursu'd, and that they ran, and endeavoured to escape from the Hands of Justice, and when taken, acknowledg'd that they were in Company together, when the Fact was committed, the Jury found them all three Guilty . Death .
Anthony Meagre , of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for assaulting John Wainwright , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Perspective-Glass, Value Onepenny, and Twopence in Money , on the 30th of August last, in an open Place, call'd Moorfields .
He was a second Time indicted for assaulting Henry Newman , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat, Value two Shillings and Sixpence , on the 29th of August last, in an open Place, call'd Moorfields .
He was a third Time indicted, for assaulting John Beal , on the Highway, in an open Place, call'd Moorfields , and taking from him a Cotton Cap, Value one Shilling, a Frock, and and Iron Key , on the 30th of August last.
To the first Indictment, John Wainwright depos'd, That on the 30th of August last, between Twelve and One in the Morning, the Prisoner and another, assaulted him in Moorfields, the Prisoner holding a Pistol to his Head, and demanding his Money, that they then took from him a Perspective-Glass, and Twopence Farthing in Money; that he was afterwards taken with the Perspective-Glass upon him, and that when he was stopp'd by the Prisoner, it was not so dark but he could plainly see and distinguish him.
To the second Indictment, Henry Newman depos'd, That on the 29th of August, about Eleven at Night, the Prisoner and another Person came up to him in middle Moor-Fields , and the Prisoner said, D - n your Blood if you speak a Word I'll shoot you through the Body, holding a Pistol presented at him; that he having no Money, they took his Hat, one of them saying it was better than his, and they must change, upon which he gave him his own Hat, and it being a light Night, he could plainly discover the Prisoner to be one of them, and the Prisoner was the Person who held the Pistol.
To the last Indictment, John Beal depos'd, That on the 30th of August between Twelve and One in the Morning he was coming home from Bartholomew-Fair, and in Moor-Fields in the Foot-Path way, the Prisoner and another Man came up to him, and the Prisoner holding a Pistol presented at him, said, G - d D - m you we have been Gaming, and must have Money. That he told them he had no Money, but they rifled him, and took from him a Cotton Cap, an Iron Key, a Brass Shilling, and a Fustian Frock which they made him pull off, but gave it him again, because it would not sit the other Person who was with the Prisoner: That the Prisoner was the Person who held the Pistol at his Breast, for he plainly discovered him to have on at that Time, a black Cap, a flaxen Whig, and a Fustian Frock which he had on at his Trial, the Jury found him Guilty of all the Three Indictments . Death .
Charles Mackcullister and John Hyrons of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Thomas Myers on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat, Value two Shillings, a Peruke, Value five Shillings, a Cane, Value five Shillings, a Pair of Silver Buckles, a Pair of Gold Buttons, and eighteen Shillings in Money on the 12th of September last.
Thomas Myers depos'd, That on the 12th of September between One and Two in the Morning he was coming through Shorts-Garden , and somebody kick'd his Legs, that he turn'd about and saw it was John Hyrons with another Man and a Woman with him; then he ask'd him why he did so, and he said, D - n you walk faster that he still followed him, and gave him ill Language, and at some distance from the Place where he first assaulted him, he struck him on the Breast, and kick'd up his Heels, that then the others with Hyrons fell upon him, and took from him a Pair of Shoes, a pair of Silver Buckles, a Hat, Peruke, Cane, a Pair of Gold Buttons a Seal and eighteen Shillings in Silver, one of his Buckles he said was stich'd to his Strap, the Shank being broke, and they could not unbuckle the Shoe, but they tore it off with Violence: That it was a bright Moon-light Morning, and he could plainly distinguish John Hyrons , and pursu'd him, tho' without his Shoes, till he came up to one Rouse a Watchman, who he charg'd with him, but Rouse pretended he knew him to be an honest Man in the Neighbourhood, and he was mad to Charge him with it; at which time Hyron got away by the Management of the Watchman.
Robert Briggs depos'd, That he took Mackcullister on Suspicion and he confess'd then, that he had a part of the Money of which Mr. Myers was robb'd, and he went with one Street who was concern'd in the Robbery to sell Mr. Myers's Silver Buckles, and had likewise a part of the Money for which they were Sold: At the same Time he told where they had Sold the Buckles, and by his Directions they were found, and swore to by the Prosecuter.
Justice Ellis depos'd, That Mackcullister confess'd before him, that he had a part of the Money of which the Prosecutor was robb'd, that he with one Street Sold the Prosecutor's Buckles to one Mrs. Holiday who keeps a Silversmiths-Shop, that he had a part of the Money for which they were Sold; and that after some Trouble, Mrs. Holiday produced the Buckles by the Directions of Mackcullister.
Elizabeth Travers depos'd, That she bought a Hat of Mackcullister (which appear'd to be the Day after the Prosecutor was robb'd) for Ninepence, at a Brandy-Shop; that the Hat was wore pretty much about the Rim, and that there were several Holes, or Slits in it: This Hat, the Prosecutor said, by the Description she gave of it, was like his, which was wore about the Edges, and had some Holes, or Slits in it; but Elizabeth Travers having sold the Hat as soon as she bought it, it could not be produc'd in Court.
Tho Howard depos'd, That hearing the Prisoners had committed Robbery, and they belonging to his Company, he enquired further about it, and found Mackcullister had quitted his Post at the Tilt-Yard Guard, for which Neglect of Duty, he was taken and committed to the Savoy; that he, went to see him at the Savoy, when he confess'd he was by, when the Exciseman (Mr. Myers) was robb'd, but he had no Hand in it, after which he own'd, He, with Street, sold the Buckles; and upon this Information, this Deponent gave Notice Mr. Justice Ellis, who had him brought before him, with a Warrant and there this Deponent heard Mackcullister confess as aforesaid, That he had Part of the Money for which the Buckles were sold, Part of the Money of which the Prosecutor was robb'd, and told where they had sold the Buckles.John Rowse , the Watchman, depos'd, That the Prosecutor charg'd him with the Prisoner, said, He had robb'd him.
Nailor Fisher depos'd, That he found Mackcullister in Southwark, and said to him, You have done finely, you have committed a Robbery, to which he answered, It is too late, I fear, I shall suffer, the Jury found them both Guilty . Death .
Peter Leves , Thomas Vaux , Stephen Burnet , alias Barnet, alias Barnham , and John Featherby , were indicted for assaulting John Clark , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a silver Watch, Value four Pounds, a Diamond Ring, three Pounds, eleven Shillings in Silver, and fourteen Guineas in Gold , on the 18th of August last, in the Parish of St. Brides, in the Yard of Farringdon without .
Mr. Clark depos'd, That on the 18th of August, between Twelve and One in the Morning, he took Coach in Cornhill, for the Inner-Temple, and near the great Toy-Shop, by St. Paul's, he saw 3 or 4 Persons dogging the Coach, and that he scarce lost Sight of them, till he came to the End of Water-Lane, when Barnham and Vaux bid the Coachman stand, at which he put his Head out of the Coach, and saw them very plainly, when immediately Levee and Featherby assaulted him in the Coach, and took from him a silver Watch, a Diamond Ring (which he has since found by the Direction of Levee) and eleven Shillings, Levee being the Person who took the Ring and Money, and Featherby all the while holding a Pistol at his Breast; that Levee saying he had still more Money, search'd further, and found his Pocket in which was fourteen Guineas and a half, which Pocket he violently tore off, with the Money in it, and likewise tore down his Breeches with the Pocket.
Sir William Billers depos'd, That Peter Levee confess'd this Robbery to him, that there were with him in the Robbery, Vaux, Barnham - and Featherby; in the same Confession he likewise told of several other Robberies committed by them, and others, and sign'd the confession with his own Hand, freely, without any Promises or Threathnings.
Mary Vaux depos'd, after desiring she might not be oblig'd to say any Thing against her Husband (which indeed is not allow'd off by Law ) that she saw Barnham stop the Coach, over-against Water-Lane, when Levee got into the Coach, and rifled the Prosecutor.
The Fact appearing plain, the Jury found them all four Guilty . Death .
Their Behaviour at the Bar was surprising, none of them seeming to have the least Regret, but on the contrary, they all four laugh'd, and with the utmost Contempt despised the Witnesses who swore against them; and that tho they could say nothing in their own Vindication, they stood at the Bar careless, negligent and confident.
Jonathan Parrey depos'd, That in February last, he first came acquainted with the Prisoner at one Muff's, in Black-Lion-Yard, White-Chappel . That in May last, the Prisoner went Home with him to his Lodgings, and when they were in Bed, he perswaded him to commit the Sin of Sodomy with him, to which he consented, and that they did then, and there, actually commit the Sin of Sodomy, &c. and afterwards in June last, he did actually commit the said Sin of Sodomy twice more with the Prisoner at the Bar.
This Deponent farther said, That he being weary of this wicked and detestable Practice, took a Resolution to betray the Company which met together, to commit such filthy Actions, and accordingly he gave Information against them, and contrived to be in the Room when the Prisoner and others were apprehended, at the aforesaid Muss's House, in Black-Lion-Yard, White-Chappel.
The Prisoner said in his Defence, That he only went to Muff's House, to learn to play on the Violin, and that it was all false which Parrey had swore against him.
The Prisoner's Brother depos'd, That he knew Parrey to be an idle vagabond Fellow, that would swear a Cow is a Horse, and his Oath was therefore not to be taken, but the Jury believing the contrary, found him Guilty . Death .
John Taylor , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding, Value four Pounds , on the 27th of Sept . Last, the Property of Mr. Willington . The Prosecutor depos'd, That he miss'd his Gelding out of a Field near Peckham , and going to Smithfield, saw an Hostler upon the Back of it, without a Saddle, upon which he asked the Hostler, if the Gelding was to be sold was who said Yes and asked five Pounds for him, the Prosecutor saying, he might perhaps buy it cheaper of the Owner, and desiring to see him, the Hostler went with him to the Prisoner, who said he was not the Owner of the Horse, but had him to sell for a Friend, and would have four Pounds for him; upon which the Prosecutor took him by the Collar, and said, He should bate every Penny but a Halter, and then caused him to be apprehended. He said in his Defence, That he had him of a Friend of his, one Swindal, who belong'd to the Sea, and promised to be in the Way, but after he was taken, no such Person could be found. He then call'd several, who gave him a very good Character, one Mrs. Winn in particular said, she had intrusted him with 150 l. Worth of Plate at a Time, and he behaved very honestly, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Elizabeth Powell , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of Ann Norton , on the 18th of September last, in the Day-Time, no Person being in the House, and taking thence a wainscoat Box, in which was one Guinea, and two Crowns besides, some wearing Apparel , the Property of Ann Norton .
Ann Norton depos'd, That she being absent from her House some Hours, on the 18th of September, and coming Home, found the Wall joining to the Door-Post broken, and the Lock forced open, and searching further, found the Money and Goods mentioned in the Indictment were taken away; that one Ann Ellison was suspected to have done it, and accordingly charg'd her with it but she cleared herself, and brought out the Prisoner, and the Prisoner produced the Goods that Night, bringing them to the Prosecutor, in her Lap; which Goods being produc'd in Court, the Prosecutor swore they were taken out of her House as aforesaid.
Richard Slaughter depos'd, That he was the Constable who took the Prisoner, with the Money which she had hid, but they searching, found it; and after she had for some Time trifled and equivocated with them, she directed them to a Place where she had sold the Prosecutor's Gown and Petticoat for six Shillings, at which Place they found it.
She made a very trifling Defence, pretending a Gentleman gave her the Guinea, which was found upon her, and half a Guinea besides, and for the Cloaths, she pick'd them up in the Street; but the contrary appearing evident, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
John Oney , alias Honey , was indicted for returning from Transportation , it appearing, That on the 9th of November, in the twelfth Year of his late Majesty, he feloniously stole four Weather-Sheep, the Property of Philip Freeman , for which on the 8th of December following, he was try'd and convicted at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey, and being found Guilty, to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d. was ordered to be transported, to one of his Majesty's Plantations in America, for the Space of seven Years, but being found at large, in the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , on the 10th of this Instant, he was now indicted for a Breach of the Statute in that Case made and provided.
Several Witnesses depos'd, That he was the Person who was convicted, and actually transported at the Time, and for the Fact aforementioned, and that at his Return, he said, he was so aged, and infirm, that no one would buy, or employ him; and that after he had rambled, and begg'd about the Country, for a considerable Time, a Captain gave him a Pass to England.
This was likewise a Part of his Defence, he further adding, That he did not design to come to England, but go for Ireland, (but that being in his Majesty's Dominions, is contrary to the Statute) that in America they put him on Board against his Will, that he was seventy four Years of Age, and had almost lost his Sight in his Majesty's Service, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he accidentally met the Prisoner at the Bar, and she being his Countrywoman, (a Calledonean) they agreed to drink together, and accordingly they went to one Smith's, at Charing-Cross, where he fell a-sleep, and then she, like a muckle wicked Woman, took away his Goods and that when she came to be apprehended, she said, he was drunk, and she might as well take it as another.
Daniel Smith depos'd, That the Prisoner confess'd to him, she had robb'd the Prosecutor, and that when she confess'd it to him, she said, we will snack it between us. She said in her Defence, That the Prosecutor was mortally fuddled, and dropp'd both his Watch and Handkerchief, and that she would have had the Landlord have taken Care of 'em, that she was very honest, and never did an ill
Margaret Marcum , of St. Mary Le Bone was indicted for feloniously stealing six China Bowls, sixty China Cups and Saucers, and other Goods , on the 22d of July last, the Property of Edmond Lewen , which being very plainly proved upon her, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.
Jane Burn , was indicted for that she, with one Laurence Plunkett , did privately, and feloniously steal a Linnen-Bag, Value one Penny, and forty Guineas in Money, in the Dwelling-House of George Sadler , Esq ; the Property of the said George Sadler
It appeared, That the Prisoner had been deluded by this Laurence Plunkett , and that by his Perswasion, she had left her Master's Door open, and given him an Opportunity to rob her Master, which Opportunity he had made use of, and took the Money mentioned in the Indictment, but it did not appear, that she had a Part of the said Money, tho' she confess'd, she told him, after he had tempted her to rob her Master, that he might come into the House, at such a Time, when she should go out, and that in such a Part of her Master's Counting-House, the Keys were often left in the Draws, in which were Money; but the Principal not being taken, and she being only Accessory, and had not participated of the Booty, the Jury acquitted her.
John Baugh , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Pot-Lid, a Copper Sauce-Pan, a Pair of Bellows, and several Books , on the 5th of August last, the Property of John Pocklington . It appear'd, That the Prisoner was very officious at the Fire, at Hatton-Garden, and pretended to help off with the Goods of the affrightned Sufferers, but one Mr. Lloyd seeing him loaded with Goods, and remembering he had seen him in Newgate, suspected he had stolen them, and apprehended him on Suspicion, when the Goods with which he was taken, appeared to be the Goods of the Prosecutor, the Fact appearing plain, the Jury found him Guilty of single Felony.
Elizabeth Tillard , was indicted for stealing a velvet Petticoat, and a Piece of Satten, the Goods of Mrs. Agnes Kite , and two Silver scallop Shells, and other Goods, the Property of Henry Talbot , in the Dwelling-House of Mr. Talbot aforesaid, and Dorothy Donevan , was indicted for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen , but tho' the Fact appeared plain against Elizabeth Tillard , both by her own Confession, and positive Evidence, who produc'd the Goods in Court, which they found out by her Directions, yet for want of sufficient Witness, Dorothy Donevan was acquitted , and Elizabeth Tillard was found Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Mary Norton , of Lombard-Street , was indicted for feloniously stealing several Pieces of Money , the Property of Mary Hews , deceas'd and found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. The Prosecutor who was Executor to Mary Hews aforesaid, begg'd the Court would have Compassion on her, and not send her Abroad, she being an Object of Pitty. The Jury when they brought in their Verdict, likewise begg'd the same Favour of the Court.
Richard Gascoin and John Brown , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Tea-Kettle, and some other Goods on the 15th of September last, the Property of James Mellekin . The Fact appearing plain upon Gascoin, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but John Brown was acquitted .
John Bark of St. John the Evangelist , was indicted for stealing several Pieces of Money in the Dwelling House of Robert Wallden , which appearing very plain against him, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Mary Critchet of Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Benjamin Green , on the 26th of August in the Night time, taking thence Four Shirts, Two Pair of Trowsers, and a Callimancoe Wastecoat .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Shop was broke open, and the Goods taken out at the time aforesaid; and that he heard soon after of a Woman's going to a Pawnbrokers with a Bundle, and suspecting it might be his Goods, went there, and searching found them; that the Prisoner came afterwards to the Pawnbrokers, and he remembring her, caused her to be apprehended, and sent for him.
Mr. Yarp depos'd, That the Prisoner brought the Four Shirts to him to Pawn, and he afterwards stopp'd her; the Goods were produced in Court, and appear'd to be the Prosecutor's; but the Bugulary not appearing plain against her, she was only found Guilty single Felony .
Martha Potter , Elizabeth Bell and Jane Aubry of St. Margaret's, Westminster , were indicted for privately stealing four Pound Money from the Person of Richard Wager . The Prosecutor depos'd That as he was walking along Peter's-Street he met Jane Aubry , as they being acquainted before, fell into Conversation, and that she persuaded him to give her a Dram, and directed him to a House where they sat very lovingly, and drank a Dram or two; when Aubry said she had no Money, and the Woman of the House said she would not trust, that he flung down a Shilling and drank it out, and that putting him in Humour, they drank to the Tune of fourteen Quarterns of Geneva, when he fell asleep till Three in the Morning, and was then awaked by the Prisoners quarrelling; and as he said, he being Cunning, lay in a Dog's-sleep, and heard they desputed about the Division of his Money; that he felt in his Pocket and found as his Money was gone, every Farthing, which all his Cunning could not find again, tho' he staid till Seven in the Morning. Some People said he, thinks I went with Jane Aubry upon an ill Design; but was Harmless, and I was Civil, and I was Chaste, and I was Honest tho' they were otherwise.
The Prisoners said in their Defence, That the Prosecutor was in their Company, but he was Drunk, and knew not what he did; for he went home with Jane Aubry and came back again, and had some Pig and other Dainties, and play'd the D - l, &c. and that they could not tell what he had done with his Money; his Drunkenness and Extravagance being considered, the Jury acquitted them.
It appear'd, That the Prosecutor had employ'd the Prisoner for sometime past as a Chairwoman , and that with a false Key she had open'd the Drawers in which the Silver Spoon and Money were, and they reposing a great deal of Confidence in her, had suffered themselves to be Cheated and Defrauded for a long time; but finding Money missing frequently, Mr. Wells laid wait for her, by taking Notice of what Money was in the Drawers, and watching her, found she had taken a Guinea, which she had upon her when apprehended; and being carried before a Magistrate, she there made Confession, and sign'd the Confession with her own Hand, without either Threatnings, Menaces or Promises. Upon which the Jury found her Guilty of single Felony.
Elizabeth Gibbons , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Burdet Gown, Value Eighteen Shillings , the Property of John Huntington , but for want of sufficient Evidence, she was acquitted .
Anne Parker , of St. Mary's White-Chapple , was indicted for feloniously and privately stealing a Gold Necklace, Value Five Pounds, in the Shop of George Caywood ; and Elizabeth Wood was indicted for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That about Three Years since he lost a Gold Necklace, and Elizabeth Wood told him lately that Anne Parker stole it, and she herself received it; but what Elizabeth Wood told him, was no Evidence against Anne Parker, nor could Elizabeth Wood herself be found Guilty as Accessory, before Anne Parker was found Guilty as Principal: They were therefore both acquitted .
John Start , alias Starkey , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Cock and Six Ducks on the 24th of September last, the Goods of Thomas Burbridge : It appear'd that he being apprehended, confess'd the Fact, and sign'd his Confession, which was read in Court.
He said in his Defence, That he was Drunk, and did not know what he did; the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was going home on Sunday the 8th of September about Twelve at Night, and Kelly came up to him, and said where are you going, to which he answer'd, he was going home, D - n him said Kelly knock him down, upon which he said, the biggest of the Two, which he took to be Wainsford knock'd him down, that he got up, and Kelly knocked him down again; and that then Wainsford took his Stick and run away with
Mr. Mills depos'd, That he heard a Disturbance, and went to see what the Matter was when Kelly knock'd him down, and there was a Man in his Company, of a larger Size, but he could not say it was Wainsford, but the next Day he apprehended Wainsford, on Suspicion at a House of ill Character.
There were other Witnesses, who depos'd, That they saw the Fray, but it did not appear, that they demanded any Thing of the Prosecutor, nor did it appear plainly, that Wainsford was there at all, The Jury acquitted them.
John Robinson , was indicted for assaulting William Sanders , on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him, a silk Purse, Value 1 d. one Guinea, and four Shillings in Money , on the 8th of September last.
The Prisoner desired he might have the Liberty to object against the Prosecutor, he being formerly convicted of Forgery, and thereby his Oath not to be taken, in any Court of Judicature.
The Records being examined. It appeared, That the Prosecutor was actually convicted of Forgery, and a Conspiracy, in publishing Forged Writing, and had the Judgment pass'd on him, as is usual in such Cases, upon which the Court ordered him to withdrew, and proceded to examine witnesses, against the Prisoner.
William Varney depos'd, That on the 8th of September, he being a Servant to a Gentleman near Edmonton heard a Noise, near his Masters House, between two Persons, the bidding the other deliver his Money; that he got a Fowling Piece, and mounting a Coach-Horse, pursu'd the Highwayman, upon the Prosecutor's informing him of his being robb'd; that a Tottenham he overtook the Prisoner and tho' he did not answer the Description of the Person who rob'd the Prosecutor, his Mistress and the Maid, saying, he had on Dark Wig, or his own Hair, and white Stockings, yet he caused him to be apprehended, at the Swan at Tottenham, where the Prisoner put up his Horse; that the Prosecutor, Mr. Sanders, coming there, and the Prisoner being gone to Bed, they went with Mr. Sanders, and view'd the Prisoner's Horse, which Mr. Sanders said was the Horse which the Person rode who robb'd him, they afterwards went and viewed the Prisoner's Cloaths, and the Prosecutor said the Person who robb'd him had those very Cloaths on, but what Sanders told him, was no Evidence, Sander's Oath not being to be taken, his Tale to this Deponent could have no weight with the Court, besides, by the Description of the Person who robb'd Sanders, as the Mistress, and Maid of the House describ'd him to this Deponent, he had on a dark Wig, on his own Hair, and white Stockings, but when this Deponent overtook the Prisoner, which was not long after this Robbery was committed, he had on a white Wig, and Boots, so as his Stockings could not be seen.
This Deponent further said, That when he overtook the Prisoner, he was riding an even Trot, and stopping at the Swan at Tottenham, asked how far it was to London, and being told four Miles, he said he would put up a little, but he being tir'd, supp'd in the publick Kitchen, and after staying there some Time, went to bed, saying, he had rode forty Miles that Day, upon a very indifferent Horse.
George Banson depos'd That he being call'd out of Bed of secure the Prisoner, search'd him, and found only two Shillings and a few Farthings about him; but this Deponent being very ready at Swearing, farther depos'd, That the Prisoner confess'd to him, that he robb'd Mr. Sanders, and that he accidentally dropped a Guinea, which he took from him, and shew'd him a Purse, which he took from Mr. Sanders, and likewise said, that he had hid the Pistol which he held to Mr. Sanders's Breast, when he robb'd him, under the Manger, where his Horse stood, at the Swan, at Tottenham, that he went there, and digg'd under the Manger, where he found the Pistol; this he said the Prisoner confess'd to him at his House, before several others, and afterwards he confess'd it to him in his Garden, but none of those People appearing, before whom he confess'd it, and there not being one of the Servants, or any other Person Present, when as he pretended he found the Pistol under the Manger, this Deponent gain'd but little Credit in this Relation.
Mr. Legg depos'd, That the Prisoner put up his Horse at his House, at the Swan, at Tottenham, and supp'd with them, in the publick Kitchen, behaving himself very orderly, and had not the least Appearance of a Robbery, or suspicious Person; and that after he was apprehended, the Prosecutor saying, he had a Pistol about him when he assaulted him, he used his Servants to search very narrowly, under the Manger, and about the Stable, where the Prisoner's Horse stood, but after the most strick Search, they could not find any Pistol.
It likewise appear'd, That the Prosecutor had charg'd another Person with this Robbery, who was kept in Custody of George Banson , the modest Swearer abovementioned, but of this he took no Notice, till it appear'd by other Evidence, the Jury acquitted him.
Edward Nash , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for assaulting Samuel Roult , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat value eight Shillings, and Hatband value one Shilling and Sixpence .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he coming from Red-Lion-Street Holbourn, saw the Prisoner standing at a Brandy-Shop Door, at the Corner of Field-Lane, that he himself went up Field-Lane , and had not got above three or four Doors, but the Prisoner following, jostled him, that he thinking the Prisoner to be a Pick-Pocket, mended his Pace, when presently two or three others followed, and surrounding him; one of them knocked him down, and took away his Hat, in which was a mourning Crape Hatband, that a Woman coming out with a Candle, they all ran away, and the Woman perswaded him into her House, to clean himself, and whilst he was so doing, the Woman who brought him into the House, took the Prisoner on Suspicion of his being one of the Persons.
Mrs. Appleyard depos'd, That she heard a Noise at the Door, and going out, found the Prosecutor had been abused, and she perswaded him to come into her House, that presently a Woman came in, and call'd for a Pint of Drink, and listned very attentively of the Prosecutors Tale, of his being assaulted, and immediately a Man came in to her, whom she would have kept out, for by some Signs she look'd on him as a suspicious Person. But the Woman desiring he might be let in, the opened the Door, and shut it upon him, when the Prosecutor said, he was the Person who assaulted him, and one of the Persons who robb'd him.
But as several Witnesses appear'd who gave the Prisoner a good Character, and others depos'd the Prosecutor was in Drink, when this Robbery was committed, the Jury acquitted him.
Robert Pew , was indicted for assaulting Issac Cradon , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a silver Watch, with a Tottoiseshell Case, studded with Gold, value eight Pounds, and 19 Shillings and Sixpence Money on the 31st of Aug . last.
The Prosecutor Deposed, That on the 31st of August last, about twelve at Night he was going over Little-Tower-Hill , when he met the Prisoner, and another person, who demanded his Money, that he gave it to them, and they then demanded his Watch which he likewise gave them.
That on the Monday following, he was advised to search them in Bartholomew-Fair, and as he said he having a plain Idea of the Prisoner, went in order to see if he could find him there but he could not then find him, from, thence he went with an Aquaintance up Holbourn where he saw the Prisoner with others, that he knew the Prisoner again, and was positive he was the Person. It being a clear star-light Night when he was robb'd, and the Moon scarce down, and meeting the Prisoner thus in Holbourn, he dogg'd him with his Company, till they went into the Horse Shoe Ale-House within Temple-Bar, and he with his Friend followed him, and after some Time, the Prisoner and himself fixing their Eyes upon each other, the Prisoner jump'd over the Table, at which he was sitting with his Companions, and left then without taking Leave, that he pursu'd him,(the Gentleman his companion being gone for an Officer) and overtook him in Bell-Yard near Temple-Bar, when his Friend one Richard Smith likewise came up to them.
Richard Smith deposd. That the Prosecutor told him at the Horse-Shoe Ale-House near Temple-Bar, that the Prisoner who sat there in Company was the Person who robb'd him upon which he went for an Officer, and that coming back towards the House, he met the Prisoner and the Prosecutor in Bell-Yard. The Prisoner being stopp'd said, he was going to Bartholomew Fair, and upon their asking him why he left his Company so abruptly, he said he had broke some Windows at Mount-Mill, and feared they wanted to apprehend him on that Occasion
He said in his Defence, That he was not out of his House all that Night, to prove which he produc'd the following Witnesses
Elizabeth Hitchcock depos'd, That on the last Day of August the Prisoner was at Home all Night, for she went up to her Mother at twelve or one at Night, to carry Sage-Tea, and the Prisoner was then in Bed in the same Room, upon the Occasion, that her Mother was delirous, and the fear'd she should do herself a mischief.
Rebecca Hitchcock depos'd, That she lay in the same Room, in the Bed with her Mother, and spoke to him at one o' Clock, and that he was not out all Night, other Witnesses deposing to the like Effect, and he having a good Character, the Jury acquitted him.
Thomas Collier , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted in stealing a silver Spoon, some Money, and other Things of Value, on the 17th of September last, the Property of Richard Barker and John Raven , in the Dwelling-House of John Raven aforesaid.
It appeared, That the Prisoner was acquainted at the Prosecutors
Dyer's-Arms at the Three-Cranes , and tho' they were cautious of him, knowing he had but a very bad Character, being charg'd with several Robberies before, yet he took an opportunity to get up Stairs, and opened the Box, in which was the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, which Goods he took away, but going down Stairs, the Prosecutor's Daughter heard him, and finding he went directly out of Doors, she told her Mother, she fear'd they were robb'd, who going up Stairs, found it was nothing less, for her Money and Goods, which were in a Box, up two Pair of Stairs, were taken away, upon which Sarah Barker , the Prosecutor's Daughter, went in Search of him. and he being acquainted at Newgate, after some Trouble, she found by the Directions of the People there where he lodg'd, and being politick, when she saw him, she only pretended that his Wife was come to Town, and being sick, staid at her Father's House, and desired him to come to her, and he hesitating, she argu'd the indispensable Duty he lay under to visit a loving Wife, that came out of the Country to see him, and was taken ill in the journey, he at length went with her, by which Means she in a few Minutes had him taken into Custody, the Fact appearing very plain, some of the Things being found upon him, and others being found by his Directions, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 Shillings .
Tho Nicholls depos'd, That about a Year since, the Prisoner frequently came to their House, for a Gill of Wine, at the King's-Arms in Newgate-Street , and about that Time they loosing a silver Spoon, had Suspicion of him, and that on the 1st Instant, the Prisoner coming again, he was resolved to try his Honesty, and accordingly the Prisoner going backwards, he took a clean Spoon, and greas'd it; after which he laid it upon some foul Plates, and when the Prisoner came back into the House, and called for Wine, he went and drew it, ordering all the other Servants to keep out of the Way, and when he came again into the Kitchen, the Spoon was gone, upon which this Deponent drew the Prisoner's Sword, fearing he might do Mischief, and charg'd him with the Spoon, which he flung down, other Witnesses, the Servants of the Prosecutor, who were apprised of the policy of this Deponent, lay in wait, and saw him fling down the Spoon, the Fact appearing plain, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.
Mary Thomson , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Purse Value one Penny, and some Money , the Property of Symon Thompson , from the Person of Symon Thompson, on the 2nd Instant.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he went to drink at the Castle in Rotten-Row in Old-Street , and falling asleep, had his Pocket pick'd by the Prisoner, who took his Money and Purse, which were afterwards found upon her, the Purse he knew to be his own, there not being its Fellow, for being industrious, he made it out of an old Cabbage-Net, the Piece of Cabbage-Net was produc'd in Court, and the Prosecutor swore that was his Purse, which was taken out of his Pocket, and found upon the Prisoner.
It appeared by other Evidences, that the Pocket was found upon her, and that then she confess'd the Fact.
The Prisoner told a long Tale in her Defence, of the Prosecutor's buying a Bunch of Carrots of her, she being a Green-Grocer , and that then he perswaded her to a Publick House, and wanted some Meat to his carrots, that he pull'd out his Cabbage Net, and gave it her, bidding her go Home, and he would come to her, and do so and so, that she very innocently went Home with it, and presently after she found he had fallen asleep, and awaking, the Fit had left him, and then he chang'd his Purpose, and had her apprehended, tho when the Constable came up Stairs with his Staff, she thought he was come full of Love, and ran to the Stair Head, with open Arms, to receive him, but found herself disappointed; but this Story smelt so strong of Newgate's Invention, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Aaron Bateman , was indicted for Ravishing, and Carnally knowing Elizabeth Bowcock , against her Will and Consent, and Charles Cook , was indicted for assisting Aaron Bateman , in the said Rape upon the Body of the said Elizabeth Bowcock ; the poor Girl depos'd, That she met the Prisoners in a Field near Islington and they were rude with her, and put their Hands up her Coats and tumbled her down under a Hedge, but she cried out, and Bateman beat her, and then they went away, and presently she went by Battle-Bridge, and saw them again, and Bateman asked her to drink, and the went in at the Green-Dragon , and there the naughty Men did lie with her, that they did; and that there were three Men, and that they did all lie with her, one after another, that they did; and she was not willing to let them, but they would, and that there were a thousand Men in the House; but being told, she must mind what she said, for she was upon her Oath, and the Lives of two Men lay at stake, she said, she did believe their were not quite a Thousand, but she was sure their were more than ten, and that they would all have ravished her, but she would not let them, that she would not, and Charles Cook was so kind, as to stand by her and fought her Way out of the Room.
That when they went to ravish her, she knee'ed down upon her Knees, and told them, she was a poor Girl, and lived at the famous Anodyne Necklace near Temple-Bar, but they would not be satisfy'd, till they had all three laid with her, and she did believe she was with Child by them all, and she went home, and told her Mother what they did, and she put them into the Hands of a Lawyer, and he indicted them in the King's-Bench.
Elizabeth Bowcock Senior depos'd, That her Daugther had been abus'd, and that she told her it was done by Bateman and Cook, whom she had put into the Hands of Mr. Tibbalds to manage them at his Pleasure, but he had not done so justly as he ought to have done.
The Prisoners in their Defence said, She was a Girl of no Reputation, and brought a Witness who depos'd, that on the Day mentioned in the Indictment, he saw her lay upon the Grass, behind a Hedge, with 3 Boys one on each Side, and the other upon her, &c.
Elizabeth Leversage depos'd, That she kept the Green Dragon at Battle Bridge , and saw the Prisoners and the Prosecutor drink together, that she drank freely with 'em, and they put their Hands up her Coats, but she keeping a very orderly House, would not suffer them to commit any Familiarity of that Nature, and told them so, and that was all that was done at her House.
Mr. Tibbalds depos'd, That in July last, the Prosecutor employ'd him against the Prisoners, on the account of an Assault, she and her Mother saying, they had beat and abus'd her, but not any mention was then made of a Rape, but they not agreeing, for she asked fifty Pounds Damages, the Girl came to him afterwards, and said her Mother would indict then for a Rape, and coming another Time, she told him, they had had a Meeting, and the Prisoners agreed to give her three Pounds, and when Acquittances were drawn, Bateman snatch'd the Money again out of her Hand, and she wanted to know in this Case, if she could not indict them for Street-Robbers, upon which he seeing they were a wicked contentious People told them, he would have nothing to do with them, when the next News he heard, was of this Prosecution, the Jury considering the Matter acquitted them.
John Nixson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for buying twenty Harness Buckles, knowing them to be stole , Tho. Toung being formerly convicted for stealing the same, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was coming cross Smithfield , he heard Murder cry'd out, that he ran up to see what the Matter was, and found a Woman was knock'd down by a Man, that he saying it was unfair to use a Woman so, the Prisoner damn'd him, and said it was the Man's Wife, and ask'd him, what he had to do with her, and presently after fell upon him, giving him several Blows, and taking off his Hat, which he endeavour'd to go away with. He likewise call'd another Witness who depos'd to the same effect, but several sufficient House-Keepers in the Neighbourhood appearing on the Behalf of the Prisoner, gave the Court a fair Account of the Transaction, by which it appear'd, That the Prisoner had no Design to rob the Prosecutor, but that it was a Quarrel, occasion'd by the Prosecutor's picking up a Woman of the Town, and the Prisoner's asking him if he had a Mind for a Whore: The Jury acquitted him.
Rice Owen , of St. Mary Abb-Church-Lane , was indicted for stealing twelve Flasks of Wine, Value eighteen Shillings , the Property of William Austin , but the Prisoner saying in his Defence, that the Wine was left by Company, and that his Master being paid for it, it was therefore his Right by the Custom of the House, and Mr. Austin being favourable, acknowledged it might probably be so, upon which the Jury acquitted him.
Thomas Jones was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value eight Shillings, and a Cane value four Shillings , the Goods of Thomas Jenkins . It appear'd, That the Prosecutor laid his Hat and Cane on the Table, at Peel's Coffee-House in Fleetstreet , and that he Prisoner being there, went away with them, and left his own Hat behind him; but as it did not appear to the Jury, that he took the Prosecutor's Hat and Cane, with a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him.
Thomas Prisly of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing three Iron Well-Buckets, and other Goods , the Property of John Niplet and George Boddington , but for want of sufficient evidence he was acquitted .
Benjamin Taylor was indicted for stealing a Pair of silver Buckles, three Pounds in Money, and a silver Cup , the Property of John Taylor and Richard Davis , but the Fact not appearing plain he was acquitted .
He was a second Time indicted for keeping a disorderly House, and entertaining wicked abandon'd Men, who commit sodomitical Practices .
It appear'd by the Depositions of divers Witnesses, That on the 15th of August last, the Prisoner was seen to sit on the Lap of John Burgess , when they committed such indecent and effeminate Actions, as are not to be mentioned: that the Company who resorted to his House, launch'd into such Extravagance, as was scarce ever heard off.
When any Member enter'd into their Society, he was christned by a female Name, and had a Quartern of Geneva thrown in his Face; one was call'd Orange Deb, another Nel Guin , and a third Flying Horse Moll, and that the Prisoner was Accessary in these unnatural Actions. It likewise appear'd by the Depositions of several of the Neighbours, that the Prisoner kept a disorderly House, and he having none to appear for his Character, the Jury found him Guilty of the first Indictment, for keeping a disorderly House, and of the second Indictment, for an Assault upon the Body of John Burgess .
Thomas Holstone and Richard Blackwell Severally depos'd, That they saw the Prisoner and Julius Cesar Taylor commit filthy lewd Actions, which will not bear mentioning to a modest Ear; that they appeard equally pleas'd, Julius Cesar Taylor using undecent Gestures, and Burgess suffering them.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact they charg'd him with, and call'd several to his Character.
Katherine Maranda thus depos'd, I know the Prisoner to be an honest Man, and too fond of a pretty Girl, to fall into sodomnitical Actions; and this I know by Experience, upon my Word, and my oath, and my Honour.
Several others depos'd to the like Effect, but the Evidence of two Witnesses being positive, that they saw him in filthy ludicrous Actions, with Julius Cesar Taylor , at the House of the said Taylor in Tottenham-Court Road , on the 15th of August last, the Jury found him Guilty of the Assault.
Jonathan Parrey depos'd, That in February last he first came acquainted with the Prisoner that they about that Time lay together, and equally committed filthy undecent and effeminate Actions; that they likewise did the same at Muffs House in Black-Lion-Yard White-Chappel , and that he Lodging in an Alley near White-Chappel Church, in July last, Richard Challoner and John Branch Harris came to see him, and put their Hands into each other's Breeches, after which they went out of the House into an Arbour in the Garden, but what they did there he could not tell, the Jury acquitted him of both Indictments.
Thomas Ames of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for a Misdemeanor in assaulting Joseph Vincent , with an intent to commit that heinous Sin of Sodomy , with the said Joseph Vincent , but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove him Guilty, the Jury acquitted him.
Joshua Edwards was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in that whereas several Persons assaulted and robb'd Richard Barker , on the High-way, to wit, Owen, Medling, and Harris, who were executed pursuant to their Sentence last Sessions, and he the said Joshua Edwards well knowing the Premises, did, before the Trial of the said Owen, Medling, and Harris, endeavour to perswade Richard Barker to compound the said Felony, and by such Evasion and corrupting Justice, endeavoured and contrived Means for the said Owen, Medling, and Harris to escape unpunish'd; but it appearing, that the Prisoner was a very ignorant Fellow, and what he did, was through Inadvertency, not knowing the Laws which are made against such Transactions, the Jury acquitted him.
William Plewit was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of silver Spurs, two Linnen Shirts, two silk Handkerchiefs, and other Goods , the Property of Robert Cartwright , and Thomas Marsden was indicted for receiving the same, well knowing them to be stolen , the Fact appearing very plain against Plewit, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but Thomas Marsden was acquitted .
They were a second Time indicted for feloniously stealing eight Bushels of Coals , on the 3d of this Instant, the Property of Christopher Bealey , and by plain Evidence they were both found Guilty of each Indictment to the Value of 10 d. on each Article.
Thomas Hackabut was indicted for that he being formerly convicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, a Pair of Buckles, a Peruke, and other Goods, the Property of Cornelius Warwick , and being found Guilty, was transported to one of his Majesty's Plantations in America, for the Term of seven Years, but being found at large before the Time was expired, he now stood indicted for the said Crime, and Breach of the Statute against that Case made and provided ; but the Evidence not being plain to prove him the Person, Cornelius Warwick not being to be found, the Jury acquitted him; but he having the Report of a dangerous Fellow, the Court ordered he should remain Custody.
Mary Higgons was indicted for privately stealing a silver Watch from the Person of Richard Cheek , on the 5th of this Instant, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holbourn. The Prosecutor depos'd, That missing his Way, ask'd Directions of the Prisoner, who went with him to King's-Head-Court, Shoe-Lane , where she ask'd him for a Pint of Drink, which he readily gave her, that he pull'd out his Watch, and she snatch'd it out of his Hand, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Joseph Higgons (Husband of the aforesaid Mary Higgons ) was indicted for assaulting Richard Cheek , on the Highway, and taking from him a Hat Value two Shillings and Sixpence, and four Shillings and Threehalfpence in Money , on the 5th of this Instant.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That after he was robb'd of his Watch, the Prisoner stopp'd him in the Passage, coming out of King's-Head Court , and that there were several in Company, and one of them knock'd him down, and he was sure the prisoner was the Person who took his Hat, for he had Sight of him from a light which came through a Window; but notwithstanding he was so positive in his Deposition, it appeared a Mistake by the Oaths of Mr. Maund and Mr. Broomhall, who severally depos'd, That on that Night the Prosecutor was robb'd, the Prisoner was in their Company, from half an Hour after Seven in the Evening, till half an Hour after Ten, and the Prosecutor saying he was robb'd between Eight and Nine, the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Montford of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, a Blanket, and other Goods , the Property of John Ragg , and found guilty to the Value of 10 d.
William Yates of Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat, a Tooth Pick-Case, and other Goods , on the 4th of this Instant, the Property of Alice Piddington , and found Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Jonathan Parrey depos'd, That in June last, he first became acquainted with the Prisoner, at Muff's House in White-Chappel. That at the Three-Nuns in White-Chappel , they lay together, when the Prisoner would have had him committed Sodomy with him, but he refused it; that then the Prisoner offered to act the same Crime of Sodomy with him, but he would not suffer him.
Edward Parks was indicted for assaulting Marcus Israel , a Jew , endeavouring to take a silk Handkerchief from the said Marcus Israel ; but though the Prosecutor swore without Pity, and insisted upon Law without Mercy, or even Justice, yet the Prisoner being before a Christian Court, the Affair was judiciously eramined into, and the Prisoner not being found Guilty, was acquitted .
Roger Johnson was indicted for breaking the Goal of Newgate , on the 17th of May, in the 13th Year of his late Majesty , it being made appear, That he was committed by Justice Broughton to New-Prison, and from thence by Order of Court remov'd to Newgate, on a violent Suspicion of stealing twenty Moidores, thirty one Guineas, and nine Shillings in Silver, the Property of Thomas Hayn , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Overbury .
The Council for the King opened to the Court, that they should prove by sufficient Witnesses, That he the Prisoner had broke Goal, and by a Statute made in the first Year of Edward the Second, it was enacted. That if any Person should break any Goal, and it should appear that he was committed to the said Goal, for Felony, or any capital Offence, he should lay under the same Judgment for breaking Goal, as if he had been convicted for the Crime for which he was committed.
Several Witnesses were examin'd, who prov'd that Roger Johnson was by virtue of a Warrant from Justice Broughton committed to New-Prison, and that he being sent thence to Newgate, by an Order of Court, had made his Escape out of the said Goal; but a Dispute arising, Whether he the said Roger Johnson broke Goal, or whether it was broke by one Fisher, who escaped at the same Time; and a Witness appearing, who depos'd, That the Goal was broke by Fisher, the Jury acquitted him, though that Witness, one Mrs. Burney, had but a very indifferent Character.
Francis Biddle , formerly convicted
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:
Received Sentence of Death 16.
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Francis Biddle , formerly convicted , George Cotten for two Wives.
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