Old Bailey Proceedings, 9th July 1729.
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THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer FOR THE City of LONDON AND

County of MIDDLESEX:

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th of July, and Monday the 21st of July, 1729, in the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

( Price Six Pence.)

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir ROBERT BAYLIS , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Rt. Honourable the Lord Chief Baron Pengelly ; the Honourable Mr. Justice Reynolds; the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London; the Worshipful Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder; and other of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery for the City of London, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Samuel Broadhurst .

Samuel Harrison .

Thomas Southwel .

Thomas Wilkinson .

Nicholas Pointer .

William Allen .

James Arnson .

Thomas Westlock .

John Chappel .

Charles Beard .

Anthony Newman .

George Edwards .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Johnson .

Thomas Miller .

Peter Burdon .

John Wright .

John Barton .

John Hudson .

Edward Prior .

John Elliot .

Francis Redhead .

Thomas Miller .

John Swan .

George Gillet .

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Thomas Salter , and Joseph Price , of the Parish of Allhallows , were indicted for stealing Goods in the Shop of William Unwin , the 11th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoners took the Goods out of the Prosecutor's Shop; they were both Young, the one but 11, the other 12 Years of Age; the Jury them both guilty to the Value of 10 d. each.

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Francis Fountain , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods in the Shop of Daniel Felkin , the 30th of March last: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Elizabeth Street , was indicted for marrying John Dawson , her first Husband, William Lawrence , being alive ; but the first Marriage not being satisfactorily prov'd, the Jury acquitted her.

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Benjamin Hawes . of St. Dunstan's in the East , was indicted for cutting the Pocket, and privately stealing Money from the Person of Mary Motteux , the 3d of this Instant July .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as she was going along in Thames-street , she perceiv'd her Pocket to be cut, and her Money gone, and the Prisoner coming up to her at that Instant; she call'd out to have the Prisoner stopp'd, which being done, the Prisoner would have return'd her her Money if she would have let him go, but she being advis'd to the contrary, did not, but had him secur'd, and committed. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Thomas James Grundy , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Samuel Smith in the Night-time, with an Intent to steal , the 31st of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Window was broken open between Eleven and One a-Clock, and being call'd up by his Neighbours, the Prisoner was found up the Chimney, standing upon the Pole that the Pot-Hangers were on. The Prisoner had no Defence to make, but that being in Company with a Young-Man that he never saw before, and being too late to go to his own Lodging, he invited him to his Lodging, which was at the Prosecutor's; but this appearing to be out a Newgate Plea, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment Death .

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Lawrence Neal and Mary Budd , of the Parish of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted for stealing Bone-Lace in the Shop William Jennings , 16th of June last . Hannah Jennings depos'd, That the Prisoners came to her Shop pretending to buy Lace, about 6 or 7 a-Clock in the Evening, and she measuring a Piece of Lace of about 10 Yards, Neal swore, Her Yard, by which she measur'd, was not a just Measure, and was very abusive; that upon this, Mary Budd desir'd her not to take any Notice of what her Husband said, for he was drunk; and her (Mrs. Jennings's) Husband being

a Dyer, Mary Budd pull'd up the fore-part of her Petticoat, and threw it on the Counter, over some Lace, asking what he would have for Dying it? to which she reply'd, she did not know; that, upon this, they went immediately away, and she missing the Lace, sent her Maid after them.

The Maid depos'd, That the Prisoners came to her Master's Shop, and her Mistress crying out she was robb'd, she follow'd them, and upon her crying Stop Thief, they were both apprehended.

Joseph Crisp depos'd, That upon the Out-cry of Stop Thief, he ran after Mary Budd , and apprehended her, and Neal came up to her, and they jostling close up to one another, he parted them, and upon their being parted, the Lace lay on the Ground betwixt them, and he took it up; and Neal desiring to be let go, Budd bid him not, for he had the Lace in his Pocket; but this was before the dropping of it. There were several other Evidences to confirm those before-mentioned. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. each .

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Mary Williams , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Gown , the Property of Sharlot Young , the 30th of June last: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Hughes , of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Handkerchief from the Person of Robert Peniel , the 4th of this Instant July . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Evans , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing the Goods of William Jones , the 14th of June last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Sarah Cross of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Tea-Kettle, Value 2s. the Property of Thomas Picket , the 11th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Hatfield , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing wearing Apparel , the Property of William Thompson , the 13th of June last.

The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner lodg'd in her Husband's House, and while she was gone out, the Prisoner went away with her Cloaths, and she was taken with the Cloaths upon her Back. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10d

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Richard Powel , of St. Botolph's Billingsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 lb. and an half of Sugar, value 15 d. the 21st of June last, the Goods of Slingsby Bethel , Esq ; The Fact not being plainly prov'd, the Jury acquitted him.

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William Tailor , alias Burleigh , of St. Bartholomew's the Exchange , was indicted for picking the Pocket of William Tew , the 27th of June last; the Handkerchief was immediately taken upon the Prisoner. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Jones , of Longford, in the County of Middlesex , was indicted for assaulting Ann, the Wife of William Franklin , and taking from her 6 Guineas , the 2d of February last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner, with two others, having obtain'd Warrants for the apprehending the Prosecutor, William Franklin , upon an Information of one - for being concern'd with him in some Robberies on the Highway, did go several times to the Prosecutor's House, and as Ann Franklin depos'd, came arm'd with Pistols and a Hanger, and forc'd her in a violent Manner up Stairs, and constrain'd her to open her Drawers, and take out her Husband's Money, being 6 Guineas, which he, the Prisoner, took from her, telling her, that he could take the Bed from under her, all her Husband's Goods being forfeited to the Lord of the Manour; having the better to colour the Design, took a Constable with them; and that at another Time, he, with his Accomplices, did come to the Prosecutor's House, and carried away two Horses, and divers wearing Apparel, and other House and Stable Furniture to a considerable Value which they brought to London, under Pretence that the Goods where forfieted to the Lord of the Manour, at this time also making use of a Constable; and that, when instead of carrying them to the Lord of the Manour, they bringing them to London, the Constable going with the Goods to see them safe deliver'd to the Lord of the Manour (he being a Country Man, and ignored of such Affairs) objecting against their carrying the goods be knew not where, after that manner, they turn'd him off when they had gotten the goods to London him, telling him he had no Power, for tho' he was a Constable in his own Town, he was no Constable at London. The Prisoner in his Defence did produce some Warrants for apprehending the Prosecutor, as before; but it not appearing that there was sufficient Ground for the Warrants for apprehending the Prosecutor, and that if there was they lay only against his Person, and not against his Goods and that it was a fraudulent and illegal Proceeding; the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of Felony.

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Judith Waggins , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for privately stealing 2 Guineas, and 5 s. in Silver, from the Person of John Street , the 6th of this Instant July .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having come from on Board a Ship, went into an Alehouse to drink; he there met with the Prisoner, and going home with her to her Lodging, he staid there 'till the next Morning, and that he there lost his Money, there being no-body in his Company but the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded, That the Prosecutor meeting her at an Alehouse, when she went away, follow'd her, and would needs go in with her to her Lodging, and having had some Brandy, would lie with her, to which she consented, on Condition he would give her a Crown, which he promis'd to do, one Half-Crown before she went to Bed and the other when he came into the Bed to her, but he refus'd to give her the other Half-Crown, upon which she go out of Bed again, at which he being provok'd, abus'd her and threatned that he would swear she robb'd him, by way of Revenge. She deny'd that she knew any thing of his Guineas and that he told her he had but 8 s. and 6 d. in his Pocket, but he would make her amends at another time. There being no Guineas found upon her, and no Circumstances confirming the Prosecutor's Evidence that she did take the Money, she was acquitted .

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John Martin , and Frances Clifford , alias Trevanion of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pocket with 23 s. a Bunch of Keys, &c . the Property of William Adams , the 4th of this Instant ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoners, they were acquitted .

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Elizabeth Price , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for breaking the House of Mary Dennis , in the Day-time, no Person being therein, the 28th of May last, and stealing divers Goods of the said Mary Dennis . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Grace Conniers , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for stealing Goods in the Shop of Edward Tench , the 15th Day of June last: It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Linnen hung out at the Prosecutor's Shop-Window, and was taken away by the Prisoner: The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Henry Kennelly , Elizabeth Baldwin , and Elizabeth Fox , were indicted for privately taking 6 Guineas and 3 Half-Guines from the Person of Thomas Watson , the 2d of this Instant July ; but there being no Proof against Baldwin and Fox, and only Suspicion against Kennelly, they were all acquitted .

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Ann Burdus , of St. Alban's Woodstreet , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Silver Spurs , the Property of Thomas Wheeler , the 8th of this Instant July . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Charles Harrison , was indicted for a Willful and corrupt Perjury, by an Answer made in the Court of Exchequer ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

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Thomas Oliver , was also indicted for a willful and corrupt Perjury, in swearing himself into a Commission of Bankruptcy against Richard Hoare : but the Evidence against the Prisoner not being sufficient to make good the Charge, he was acquitted .

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William Rowland , a Clergyman , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, for writing and publishing a false and scandalous Libel, signed Sodomastix, directed to the Rt. Honourable the Lord Chief Justice of the King's-Bench, containing several scandulous Expression against the Worshipful Thomas Raylton , Nath Blackerby , Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, in regard to the Execution of their Office , as to their letting several Persons escape that were brought before them for Sodomitical Practices, insinuating, that it was done either for the sake of Gold, or some other Personal Views. The Charge being made to appear in Court to be groundless and false also that he did both write and publish it, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment

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Alexander Watson , and Mary Robottome , alias Hughes , were indicted for stealing 2 Guineas , the Property of Mary Butler , the 23d of June last; but no-body appearing against them, they were acquitted .

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Mary Pugh , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 s. and 3 d. from the Person of Mary Fletcher , the 24th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner pick'd a Quarrel with the Prosecutor, and fell to fighting with her, and that the Money was lost in the Scuffle; but it not being prov'd that she took the Money, she was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Rawlins , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cotton Gown, &c. the Property of William Nightingale , the 1st of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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John Woollam , alias Woollard , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Heifers, value 21 l. the Property of Nathaniel Bellis , the 1st of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, the Beasts were lost out of his Grounds in the Night-time. Richard Heather depos'd, he bought the said Beasts of the Prisoner for 15 l. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

John Woollam, &c. was indicted a 2d time, for feloniously stealing 7 Pigs, value 7 l. and a Boar , the Property of William Shadbolt , the 6th of June last: This Fact likewise being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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John Barrow , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for stealing Goods , the Property of Edward Beecher , Esq ; the 13th of June last. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10d.

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John Smith , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes , the Goods of John Gilpin , the 7th of this Instant July . The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Sterling , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Clogs the Goods of John Inglebird , the 7th of April last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Elizabeth Forster , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-House of John Dawson , in the Day-time, the 18th of June last, no Person being therein . The Fact was plainly prov'd, and the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Michael Ward , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing Iron Hoops , the Goods of John Mackenzy , the 29th of May last. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John King , of St. Mary Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Thomas Cook , the 10th of this Instant July . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to Value of 10 d

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Elizabeth Cane , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of Richard Brown , the 1st of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Lodger with the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Rogers , was indicted for returning from Transportation ; but the Evidences against him not appearing, he is continued till next Sessions.

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Ann Herbert , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Flaxen Sheets , the Property of Thomas Franklin , the 5th of June last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Sheets were hung out in an Orchard, and the Prisoner was seen to take them, and being pursued, was taken. The Fact being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Thomas Saunders , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Mrs . Mary Paget , and stealing divers Goods the 31st of May last.

He was indicted a 2d Time for a Misdemeanour, for stealing a Furnace, and other Goods, the Property of Thomas Bond , affix'd to the Freehold of the said Mary Paget , the 31st of May last. The Fact not being satisfactory prov'd as to the Burglary, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony only .

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Sarah Tinsley , of St.Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously taking a Pair of Shoes and Clogs , the Property of John Beal , the 21st of May last; the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Thomas Kingston , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief the 4th of this Instant July ; but no-body appearing against him, he was acquitted .

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William Morley , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bushel and a half of Wheaten Flour , the 23d of June last; but the Evidence against the Prisoner not being sufficient, he was acquitted .

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Robert Ibel , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Bushels of Wheaten Flour in the Dwelling-House of Joseph Tull , the 12th of February last ; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

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Ann Milton , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing Goods in the Shop of David Cheeseman , the 8th of this Instant July . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Linnen hung at the Prosecutor's Shop-Window, and was taken away by the Prisoner; which being prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Pantry , of St. John Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Gelding, value 3 l. the Property of William Stokes , the 9th of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, the Horse was lost out of his Pasture, and that it was found early the same Morning kill'd and stea'd at Little-Heath, on the Forest, in Essex.

John Miles depos'd, that the Prisoner knock'd him up at between 3 and 4 a-Clock the 10th of June, and told him, he had brought a Horse for the Dogs, telling him, it lay by the Dog-Kennel; that he went and found the Horse kill'd; he ask'd the Prisoner, why he kill'd such a Horse? and he reply'd, that the Owner would have him kill'd, because he had been a good Servant, and he would not have him work any more. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty . Death .

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Joseph Saunderson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously taking a Box of Mathematical Instruments, value 2 s. the Property of John Hennessy , the 25th of June last.

He was likewise indicted a 2d time for stealing a Sheet, value 2 s. the Property of James Darney , the 25th of June .

He was also indicted a 3d time for stealing a Silver Spoon , the Goods of Samnel Scot , the 8th of February last.

He was indicted a 4th time for stealing a Gold Ring , the Property of Elizabeth Clark , the 29th of June .

He was a 5th time indicted for stealing a Pair of Buckles , the Goods of William Middleton , the 31st of March last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant in the House where the Prosecutors lodg'd, and took the Goods. All which Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. upon each Indictment .

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William Little , of St. Mary, Whitechappel , was indicted for breaking the House of Joseph Jackson in the Night-time, the 12th of March last, and stealing his Goods . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Foot-Boy to the Prosecutor, and that he went from his Master's Service, carrying away his Livery Cloaths; and that being afterwards apprehended, he confess'd, that he, together with one John Freeman , Thomas Long and John Greenwood , did break the Prosecutor's House, and stole the Goods. The Fact being prov'd by his own Confession, but the Burglary not being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of Felony only to the Value of 39 s.

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John Rountree , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for breaking the House of Roger Clark , in the Night-time, an Intent to steal , the 17th of November last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Key of the Shop-Door had been missing for several Days, and that on the Day mention'd in the Indictment, between 7 and 8 a-Clock in the Evening, the Prisoner did unlock the Door, and came in, and being apprehended, pretended at one time that he came to see the Maid, and at another, that he came for 3d. that lay upon the Counter, to buy a Pot of Drink: He was Servant to a Neighbour, and several Persons giving him a good Character, he was acquitted .

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Ann Borket , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing the Goods of Francis Ray , the 22d of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Jane Howard , alias Theobalds, alias Fireball , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for privately taking 2 Guineas and 14 s. 6 d. in Silver from the Person Francis Billings , the 1st Day of this Instant July .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been at Work on Shipboard, he came on Shore to get some Drink; and going to the Sign of the Queens-Head , he there met with the Prisoner, who after drinking 3 or 4 Pints of Drink, invited him Home to her Lodgings: that going with her the next

Morning when he awak'd, he miss'd his Money, and no-body was in his Company but the Prisoner.

The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That having been at the Alehouse to drink a Pint of Drink, when she went away the Prosecutor follow'd her, and would needs force himself into her Company, and go Home with her, and that there he would needs Lie with her, telling her, Indeed then he had butlittle Money, but he would make her amends another time; that she never saw but 6 s. and 6 d. of Money that he had, some of which he spent, and the rest gave her to lie with her, and for Riding St. George. There being no Evidence to confirm that of the Prosecutor, and considering that he being in Liquor, might possibly lose it some other Way, the Jury acquitted her.

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Charles Philips , of St. Giles's in Fields , was indicted for burglariously entring the House of Edmund Rabbot , and stealing thence divers Carpenters Tools , the 1st of June last. The stealing of the Tools being plainly prov'd, but the Burglary not being made out to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted him of the latter, and found him guilty of the Felony only, to the Value of 39 s.

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Hannah Hatley , alias Hartley , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Can and other Pieces of Plate in the Dwelling-House of Joseph Ascough , the 4th of June last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Sash-Window being open, the Prisoner might see the Plate standing in the Bouffet, and thereupon went in, unlock'd the Parlour-Door, took the Plate; and being seen by two Persons at Work over-against the House, was immediately apprehended with the Plate in her Apron. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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Joseph Kemp and Elizabeth Kemp , alias Parsons alias Hughs , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for burglariously breaking and entring the Dwelling-House of Sarah Piccard , in the Night-time, and feloniously stealing thence 36 Gold Rings, and Stone Rings, 3 silver Watches, several pieces of silver Plate, and divers other Goods of a considerable Value , the 11th of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That her House was fast shut at between 10 and 11 a-Clock, and was found broken open about 5; that there being an Auger and a strong short Knife left in the Yard, she shewing it to one Kemp, a Relation of the Prisoner's, he seem'd surpriz'd, and desir'd her to let him have the Knife for half an Hour, and he would endeavour to give her some Account of the Owner if he could; that she did deliver him the Knife, and he brought it back, telling her, he had been inform'd that it was the Prisoner's Knife.

Mr.Kemp depos'd, That he being shewn the Knife by the Prosecutor, was surpriz'd, he having been inform'd by his Daughter Joanna Kemp , that she had seen such a sort of a Knife some time before in the Prisoner's possession, he having come one Night to his House while he was gone to Gravesend, at which he was displeased that he was entertain'd, he knowing him to be a disorderly Person.

Joanna Kemp depos'd, that the Prisoner some time before, coming to their House was whetting that Knife, which being an uncommon one, she desir'd him to let her see it, and swore the Knife produc'd in Court was the same Knife that she saw him whetting; that not knowing the Prisoner's Habitation, they enquir'd of one Mrs. Lewis, and being inform'd, went to the Prisoner's House, and did see several Things belonging to the Prosecutor, and one or two of her Watches that had been stolen.

Samuel Gerard , a Constable, depos'd, That Mr. Hoskins and Joanna Kemp came to him, desiring him, being Constable of the Night, to assist them in the apprehending a Felon; another Constable also desiring his Assistance, because the Prisoners were desperate Persons; that accordingly they went, and did apprehend the Prisoners, and there did seize several pieces of Plate, Watches, a Child's Coral, Ring's, and other Goods; that carrying the Prisoners before Justice Osbourn, he committed Joseph Kemp to Newgate, and Elizabeth Kemp to New-Prison; that Elizabeth Kemp was resolutely bent to go to Newgate with her Husband, saying. She was with him in breaking the House, and assisted in carrying the Goods.

It was likewise depos'd, That Elizabeth Kemp swore, That if ever she got out, She would do something to be hang'd herself in a Sessions or two, to be reveng'd on the Persons that had betray'd them, the one being his Uncle, and the other is Cousin.

Jonathan Hoskins depos'd, That he went along with Joanna Kemp to the Prisoner's House, they being shewn the House by another Woman; that being there, he pulling out his Watch, the Prisoner offer'd to buy it, and afterwards, took change with him another Watch for it, which afterwards appear'd to be one of those the Prosecutor had lost; that they went a 2d time with the Constable and others, and did apprehend the Prisoners, and sound divers of the Goods in his Room and the Plate was wrapp'd up in a Great Coat, and cover'd with a Rug; that upon this Joseph Kemp said, he was a dead Man; but desir'd them to use him handsomely.

Josiah Charding depos'd, That asking the Prisoner how the Robbery was committed? he answer'd, That he had done it himself, and that no Person else was in the Robbery with him. The Fact was so plainly prov'd, that Joseph Kemp had nothing material to say in his own Defence; but insisted upon having about 6l. that was taken from him when apprehended, which he pretended was his own Money; but he not proving it, and it rather appearing to have been rais'd by the Sale of part of the Rings, &c. stolen from the Prosecutor, it was not granted.

Elizabeth Kemp , she pleaded, that the Goods were brought to them by the Prisoner's Uncle - Kemp, and invested against Joanna Kemp and Mr. Hoskins for betraying them, coming to their House pretending to be Sweethearts; which, if true, could be of no avail, Upon a full Hearing of the Evidence, the Jury found Joseph Kemp guilty of the Indictment. Death . But Elizabeth Kemp was acquitted , as acting under the Direction and Power of her Husband. Upon the bringing in this Verdict, Elizabeth Kemp very pressingly insisted upon being brought in Guilty, affirming, that she was equally concern'd in the Robbery with him, and desir'd to be Hang'd with him; but the Court did not think meet to gratifie her.

He was likewise indicted a second Time, for burglariously breaking and entring the House of James Wood , in the Night-time, and stealing divers Goods the 7th of February last.

The Prosecutor's Servant depo'd, that the Doors and Windows were made fast between 10 and 11 a-Clock at Night, and that they found the House broken open between 6 and 7 in the Morning.

John Carter a Constable, depos'd, that John Knap came to him, making himself a voluntary Evidence, telling him, he could give him an Account of 4 Burglaries and Roberies committed by the Prisoner and himself, one at Westminster, one in Spittle-Fields, one in Goodman's-Fields, and one in Oldstreet.

John Knap depos'd, that himself was present with the Prisoner at the committing the Fact, and other Circumstances, as producing Part of the Goods confirming his Evidence. The Jury found him guilty of this Indictment also.

Joseph Kemp was indicted a 3d time, of St. James's Westminster , for burglariously breaking and entring the House of Mrs . Mary Paget , in the Night-time, and stealing thence Plate and other Goods, to a great Value , the 20th of March last. The Evidence against the Prisoner was John Knap before-mention'd; whose Evidence being confirm'd by other Circumstances, the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment likewise.

Reference Number: t17290709-52

Elizabeth Evans , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods , the Property of William Jones , the 4th of June last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-53

John Holden and Thomas Holden , were indicted for the Murther of John Edging ; the former for giving him one mortal Bruise or Wound on the Stomach, of which he instantly died; and Thomas Holden being present, aiding, abetting, comforting, and assisting in the said Murther .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Deceas'd John Edging , having been at Work, turning some Corn on Board of Ship, came on Shore with a Flask in his Hand to get some Drink; that two Boys being fighting on the Strand, the Prisoner and the Deceas'd, one taking the Part of one Boy, and the other that of the other, it occasion'd some Words between them, upon which the Deceas'd receiv'd a Blow on the Face from John Holden ; and that after this the Deceas'd complaining it was hard he must receive such Usage for nothing, offering to pull of his Coat, (as was suppos'd) to fight, the John Holden , while his Arms were extended in order to pull of his Coat, the Prisoner, John Holden , while the Deceas'd was in this Posture, did with great Violence give him several Punches on the lower Part of the Stomach with his Knockles, upon which he fetch'd one Groan

and instantly died. The Prisoner on his side Produc'd some Evidence, who depos'd, That the Deceas'd did close in with him immediately before his falling down; and that after a Struggle he fell, and the Prisoner, John Holden , with great Violence fell upon him, and thence would infer that his Death was caus'd by the Fall, rather then by the Blows; but this Circumstance of his closing in, and struggling before the Fall, was not observ'd by the Evidence for the King.

Mr. Boswell, the Surgeon, depos'd, That he being call'd, did bleed the Deceas'd, but found he was dead, and found great Bruises, which turned Black on the Pit of his Stomach, and did believe the Blows might be the Cause of his Death. Upon a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury found John Holden guilty of Manslaughter , but acquitted Thomas Holden .

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-54

Mary Oakley , alias Groves of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a Gold Watch, value 16 l. a Chain and 2 Seals, the Property of Nathaniel Green , from the Person of Jeremiah Wilkins , the 16th of June last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that himself and one Jackson having been early that Morning at New Tunbridge-Wells, were returning, and Mr.Jackson proposing the going to see his Aunt, (as he call'd her) they went to the Prisoner's Lodgings, and being inform'd she was not up, he went up, and finding her in Bed with her Husband (as he was call'd) he was for going away; but the Prisoner desir'd they would go to a neighbouring Alehouse, and she would come to them immediately; that they went as she had directed; she came to them, and after drinking some time, she went out, and said she would come again presently, which she did several times; that being in the Room together, she told the Prosecutor that she would speak with him, and would have had Jackson gone out of the Room, but he refused; that after she had gone out twice the Watch was in his Fob; but afterwards he went to her, and laid his Hands on her Shoulders, and a little time after he miss'd his Watch, and there was no other Company but she and Mr. Jackson; that after this, she said she must go to her Husband, he would take it unkindly that she staid so long from him, but would return in a few Minutes; that they waited expecting her Return, she having been as good as her Word in returning several times before; but she not returning, he felt for his Watch and Money; that thereupon he went in search after her, and having found her, she did not deny her having the Watch, but said she had entrusted it in the Hands of a false Friend (which appear'd to be as he supposed, one Cutbert a Clergyman, who went for her Husband) and it could not be had under 2 Guineas; that upon applying to her several times, and upon Enquiry, found it had been pawn'd for 5 Guineas by the said Cutbert: Application was also made to Cutbert, and he offer'd to procure the Watch upon advancing 5 Guineas to redeem it by the Prosecutor; and would give the Prosecutor a Note of his Hand for Payment of the Money, and one Skelton should be join'd with him in the Note, and the 2 Seals should be delivered as a Token to fetch the Watch by: The Watch was found at a Pawn-Brokers, where it had been laid by a Clergyman, in the Name of Jones. The Watch was produc'd in Court. John Jackson he confirm'd the Evidence of the Prosecutor as to what pass'd at the Alehouse, and Roger Downs as to the Offers of the Watch being restor'd. The Prisoner in her Defence did not deny her having the Watch, but pleaded that the Prosecutor call'd her from her Husband, and not having Money, gave her the Watch to pawn for the Use of her Body. The Jury after a full Hearing, acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17290709-55

John Hughes , of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief from Robert Feniel , the 4th of this Instant July . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-56

Mary Palmer , of St. Bartholomew's Exchange was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 silver Spoons , the Property of George Thornhil , the 17th of April last. Dorothy Palmer depos'd, that her Mother being House-keeper to Mr. Thornhil, and being with the Family in the country, she was left at London to look after the House; the Prisoner was recommended to her by one of her Master Mr. Thornhils Clerks, to tell her her Fortune; that she came to her various times, and deluded her, with Pretences to help her to great Fortunes, and giving her some Papers to wear as Charms, and by that means had from her to the Sum of 8 or 9 l. which was Money left with her to defray the Expenses of the Family; that coming again on the Day mention'd in the Indictment, she wanted more Money of her; and she telling her she had no more Money, and the Spoons lying upon the Desk, she took them up, and said, she would have them; to which she, this Witness, reply'd, she must not, they were her Master's, and she would not part with them; but notwithstanding, she carried them away; that she went after her for the Spoons, but she would not let her have them, telling her, since she would have such good fortune, what need she value Spoons or any thing else? and advis'd her to go beyond-Sea. The Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-57

Elizabeth Waller , of St. Mary Bashaw , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Damask silk Gowns, and 6 Petticoats, value 20 l. and divers other Goods, the Property of John Sheppard , in the Dwelling-House of the said John Sheppard , the 3d of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and the Goods being missing, she was suspected to have stolen them; but no sufficient proof of the Fact being made, and she having a good Character, the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17290709-58

John Wells , alias Wills, alias Webb was indicted for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel, Silk, Linen, &c . the Property of John Prudom , the 26th of June last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Goods were pack'd up in a Box, and carried to a Carter to be convey'd to Hampstead, and that they were taken out of the Cart, and were afterwards found upon the Prisoner in Kentstreet, who could give no better Account how he came by them, than that a Man, who was a Stranger, met him in Holbourn, and promis'd to give him a Shilling to carry them to Kentstreet, and when he was come there, ran away from him; but this appearing but a Newgate Plea, and that he himself did not carry the Goods to Kentstreet, but that they were brought by a Woman, to whom he desir'd the Man of the House where he set them up, to pay 2 d. for bringing them. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-59

Susannah Frazier , of St. Mary Abchurch , was indicted for feloniously and privately stealing a Gold Necklace, value 3 l. from the Person of Martha Warwick , the 8th of this Instant July . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Child being a Girl of about 5 Years of Age, had the Necklace cut and taken from her Neck. Mary Roberts depos'd, that she being out of Place, did lodge with the Prisoner and that they went both together to the House of Mr. Warwick, the Prosecutor, and Seeing the Child there with a Gold Necklace and Locket about its Neck, the Prisoner swore she would have it; that they went thither again and drank, and after they had drank within the House, they went and sat at the Door, and as they were sitting there, the Child went out, and she going into an Alley, the Prisoner immediately follow'd her, and she follow'd after the Prisoner, and when she came up to her, she had taken the Child's Necklace and ran away, while she kiss'd the Child to quiet it. There were several Evidences that saw them with the Child, and both running away, and the Child crying O my Necklace, and that pursued them running from Sherbourn-Lane to Finch-Lane, where being both apprehended, but at some Distance the one from the other, the Prisoner being the foremost of the two by many Yards, and the Necklace being found thrown away near or behind some Shutters of a Barber's shop in Spread-Eagle Court, where Mary Roberts could not convey it, but the Prisoner must: This bringing the Fact home to the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Reference Number: t17290709-60

James Barton , of St.Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of John Amos and Charles Edgerton , the 31st of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-61

Ann Lewis of Christchurch , was indicted for stealing a silver Watch, value 5l. the Property of a Person unknown , the 30th of June last. Elizabeth Jolly depos'd, that as herself and the Prisoner were going along St. Paul's Churchyard the Night mention'd in the Indictment, they met with a Gentleman, who ask'd them to drink a Glass of Wine; that they went to the Salutation Tavern , and that after they had been drinking some time, the Prisoner bid her make the best of her Way, telling her she had got the Watch; that the Prisoner did go away, but she staying, was stopp'd. Thomas Taylor depos'd that a Gentleman came to his House with the Prisoner and the Evidence, and having got a Constable, one Walter James put the Watch into his Hands, saying, that it was a stolen Watch, and that Elizabeth Jolly , or one of those Women had stolen it. The Prosecutor did not Think fit to appear, and so there being no Evidence against the Prisoner but that of Elizabeth Jolly, the Jury acquitted her .

Reference Number: t17290709-62

Elizabeth Robinson , alias Page , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Stockings , the Goods of William Coombs , the 30th of May last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

She was also indicted a 2d time for stealing a Pair of Stockings , the Goods of William Stubbins ; which Fact being also prov'd the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

She was likewise indicted a 3d time for stealing a Pair of Stockings , the Goods of Mary Bowdry ; but the Prosecutor not appearing against her, she was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17290709-63

Benjamin Wileman , of Pancrass , was indicted for assaulting William Hucks , Esq ; on the Highway, and taking from him a Gold Watch, Chain, and Seals, value 24 l. and one Guinea , the 30th of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, his Chariot was stopp'd at the Bottom of Highgate-Hill , about 5 a-Clock in the Evening, by 2 Persons on Horseback, one of which he did verily believe to be the Prisoner: that he did put a Pistol into the Coach, and demanded his Watch, Rings, and Money, which he gave him, telling him he had no more; to which the Prisoner reply'd, I'll take your Word for it.

John Doyle depos'd, that the Prisoner and himself committed the Robbery, and that they went up Figtree-Lane towards Hampstead; that meeting the Prosecutor, Wileman said, This is the Man that has the Money; and immediately rode up to him and stopp'd the Chariot, he keeping then at some Distance from it till he had the Watch in his Hand; that then he riding up, went on the contrary Side of the Chariot to that which Wileman was; that Wileman had then on a dark-colour'd Rug-Coat. Mr. Hucks being ask'd as to his Cloaths, agreed with Doyle's Description; and being ask'd if he could be sure that the Prisoner was the Person? he reply'd, he did verily believe him to be the Man; that indeed the lower Part of his Face was muffled up by his Cape being button'd about it; but he did take particular Notice of the upper Part of his Face, and that while he was taking his Watch and Money his Cape slipp'd down, and he seen'd something disorder'd, and let his Pistol drop while he put it up; mean while he observ'd him very earnestly, and the more he now look'd upon him, the more he was confirm'd in his Opinion that he was the Person. John Doyle added, That after they had committed the Robbery, they returned to London; and that as to the Watch, he offer'd to give Wileman 5 Guineas and a half for his Share, or to take 5 Guineas and a half of Wileman for his Share; that Wileman chose to take 5 Guineas and a half, and he gave it him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded, that he could not do it, being at that time sick, and call'd some Evidences, one of which depos'd, that 4 or 5 Days before Christmass he saw the Prisoner sitting over the Fire, with a Blanket at the Back of the Chair. Edward Buckley depos'd, a Woman came to him, and complain'd the Prisoner was in Want, and he believ'd this was a Fortnight after Christmass; and that he went to see him about 4 or 5 Days before Christmass-Day, and he was ill, had a Looseness; and he having a Blanket behind him, and sitting before the Fire, he thought it likely that he might he clapp'd. Some Persons appear'd, who gave him the Character of an honest Man; but the Fact being so plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Benjamin Wileman , was also indicted a 2d time for assaulting William Bridges , Esq ; on the Highway, and taking from him a Sword, a Hat, a Pocket-Book, and a Bank-Note of 20 l. the 17th of December last. Esquire Bridges depos'd, he was robb'd of the Things before mention'd. John Doyle depos'd, that about a Week or 10 Days before Christmass the Prisoner and himself went to Highgate to rob, and meeting with the Prosecutor, did take from him the things before-mention'd, the one being on one side of the Coach, and the other on the other. Elizabeth Jones depos'd, that as she was going by Bedford-Row she met with the Prisoner Wileman and the Evidence Doyle together; that they were both Booted and Spurr'd, and both very dirty; and that the Prisoner had a large Hat in his Hand, and a Whip; that, as near as she can remember, this was the 16th of 17th of December, it was about a Week before Christmass; that Doyle enquiring of her concerning a young Woman of their Acquaintance, the Prisoner stood at a little Distance while they were talking together; that in the mean time he took out a Paper, and was reading it, and Doyle went up to him, and ask'd what it was? he said, a 20 l. Note; Doyle ask'd if it was Bank, and bid the Prisoner let him see it, and he shew'd it him; when Doyle had read it, he folded it up, and said, It is as good Money as any in England; that Doyle having also a Belt in his Hand, wip'd it with his Hat, and said he believ'd it was Gold; that the Prisoner put his Hand to his Coat-Pocket, and took out a Pistol, and seeing her, this Evidence, look at it, he slipt it by somewhere about his Side. Being ask'd if she knew the Note? she said, that hearing say it was a Bank Note, she desir'd to see it, never having seen one before, that she might know one when she saw it again; that it was shewn her, and she took Notice that there was the Picture of a Woman in the corner of it; and the Bank-Note being shewn her, she said, she did believe that to be it, when she read the Name Woollaston; that the Prisoner went and stood a little way off, seeming to be in haste, while Doyle was talking with her, and Wileman calling him, saying he could not stay, he, Doyle, answer'd immediately, and they went towards Holbourn.

Arabella Manning depos'd, That about a Week or 8 Days before Christmass, at about 8 or 9 a-Clock at Night, she met the Prisoner and Doyle in Drury-Lane; that Wileman had a Hat in his Hand, uncock'd and dirty. which Doyle said was not worth taking; that he went with her to a House to give her a Dram, and there happen'd to drop a Piece of Paper, which he took up again, and said, If he lost that, he should loss 20 l. That she desir'd him to let her look at it; that in the mean time one Gordon, a Butcher, a tall Man, came in, and said he had been looking for them, and Doyle said, he and Benjamin Wileman had been out of Town together; that they appointed to meet together the next Day at 10 a-Clock, whisper'd together, and went away. The Prisoner in his Defence, denied the Fact, and said, that Elizabeth Jones had never seen him till Doyle brought her to Newgate with a Straw-Hat on; and objected against the Credit of Arabella Manning , and call'd one Ann Andrews , who depos'd, that she had heard Doyle say, he would be reveng'd on Wileman for threatening to take his Wife up for returning from Transportation: He also call'd some Evidence to his Reputation, who depos'd, that they knew him, and had never heard any Ill of him, and they took him to be an honest Man. But the Fact being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found him guilty of this Indictment also.

Reference Number: t17290709-64

William Barnelly , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Southgate near the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life and violently taking from him 8 s. and 9 d. in Money number'd , the 22d of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that on 22d of May, about 11 a-Clock in the Forenoon, he was going between Newington-Green and Newington Church ; that meeting the Prisoner, and pasting by him, he stopp'd him, and pulling out a Shoemaker's Knife, swore in a very violent manner, that if he did not give him his Money he would stab him; that no-body being near to assist him, he gave him his Money, which was 3 Half-Crowns, a Shilling, and 3d. in Halfpence. The Prisoner made no Defence for himself, standing as unconcern'd as to what the Evidence swore against him, as if he had not heard or understood them, staring now this way, now that way with a wild Air in his Counternance, would make no Answer to any thing was ask'd him by the Keepers, &c. that stood by, but, I don't know, and the like; but several Persons appear'd on his Behalf, who depos'd, that he was a Member of a Club or Society, who being inform'd that he was disorder'd in his Mind, and by going to see him, found him to be so, and did pay him a Weekly Allowance, and were contriving to get him into Bedlam. There were several Depositions of other Persons as to the Oddness of his Behaviour. Upon the whole of which, the Jury acquitted him, as Non compos mentis .

Reference Number: t17290709-65

James Cluff , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was Try'd upon an Appeal lodg'd against him last April Sessions, by the Appellant John Green, Heir and Brother of Mary Green after his being acquitted of the Murder of the said Mary Green , the 11th Day of April last . The Counsel for the Appellant having open'd the cause, supported the Charge by the following Evidence. Diana Pain depos'd, that the Prisoner and the Deceas'd were both Servant s to her Husband, and that on the 11th of April, about 2 a-Clock in the Afternoon, she was standing at the Door, and the Prisoner came by her with a Pot of Drink, which he carried to the next Door; that this was about 10 Minutes before the Fact was committed; and that the Prisoner and the Deceas'd had also been at Dinner about a Quarter of an Hour before that time; that she, this Evidence, was walking about the Tap-Room with her Child in her Arms; and that 2 Men coming in, the Deceas'd went down into the Cellar to draw them a Pint of Drink, and brought one Pint for them, and one for herself, which she carried into the Room where she was at Dinner: This Evidence being ask'd if she had any Knife in her Hand at that Time, answer'd, She saw none: That in the mean time, the Prisoner having carried out some Drink, came in again and went directly into the Room where Mary Green was, and in about 4 Minutes the Prisoner call'd Madam, pray come here; that she went immediately to the Door of the Box, which being open'd, the Deceas'd was on the Floor, sitting on her Backside, and the Prisoner holding

her up by the Shoulder, the Blood running from her in a very great Quantity; that she said to the Prisoner, Lord, James! what have you done? To which he reply'd, Nothing, Madam; that she said again, Did you see her do any thing to herself? he reply'd, No; but he saw her in the Cellar with a Knife in her Hand; that then the Deceas'd did neither speak nor move, and seem'd to be dead; that she being very much affrighted, call'd her Husband, and immediately ran for an Apothecary. The Prisoner's Counsel ask'd this Evidence what sort of a Box it was, and how far from her? and if there had been any Noise, if she should not have heard it? She reply'd, It was not far from the Bar; was open about a Yard and a half from the Ceiling; that she heard no Noise, and must, had there been any made, she being walking about near the Box, and the House being still: She being ask'd what Temper the Deceas'd was in that Forenoon? She reply'd, she was very chearful. John Pain depos'd, that about 8 or 9 a Clock in the Forenoon, the 11th of April, there came a Man to the House that us'd to come to see the Girl (Mary Green); that he sat down at a Table near the Bar; that he having call'd for a Pint of Beer, the Deceas'd having been washing Rooms above-Stairs, came down, he ask'd her how she did? and she sat down, and he ask'd her to drink; that the Deceas'd having trundled her Mop, went up Stair, and when she came down, sat down with him again; he reach'd over the Table, and either kiss'd her, or whisper'd to her; that the Prisoner seem'd not to like it, and seem'd to be ruffled; and tho' the table had been wash'd but a little time before, he took a Dish-clout, and fell to wiping it, tho' there did not seem to be any Occasion; that afterwards, he and his Wife having din'd, one Mr. Saunders, came in, and be asking him if he had din'd, he replying he had not; he offer'd him a Piece of Mutton Pasty that had been set by in the Bar, and he accepted the Offer; that the Deceas'd drew 2 Pints of Beer, one for a Customer, and another for her own Dinner, and carried it into the Box; that the Prisoner was then gone to carry out some Drink, and soon after coming in again, went into the Box to her, throwing the Door with an uncommon Violence; that he, this Evidence, being fitting by Mr. Saunders, and in about 4 Minutes the Prisoner calling out to his Wife, as she had before related, and she calling him, he ran immediately and saw the Deceas'd lying as has been before depos'd by his Wife; that asking the Prisoner how it came, he reply'd, he did not know; that he told him he was a Villain, he had done it, and he should give an Account for it before they parted. Being asked as to the Knife, he reply'd, He saw her go into the Cellar with two Pots in her Hands, and come up again with two Pints of Drink, and that she had no Knife, for if she had, he must have seen it; that he afterwards he took a Candle, went down into the Cellar, and view'd the Stairs, and there was not any Blood, not so much as one Drop, He being ask'd what Temper the Deceas'd was in that Part of the Day, before this Accident? He reply'd, She was Singing and merry as she was doing her Business.

Thomas Saunders depos'd, That having come from the South-Sea House, be call'd at Mr. Pain's, and did there dine, as had been before depos'd; that the Prisoner being in the Box, (he suppos'd at Dinner) came out of the Box, and a Neighbour having sent for some Drink, he carried it out, and two Country Men coming in in the mean time, the Deceas'd went down for two Pints of Drink, one for them, and the other for herself, and that he saw no Knife in her Hand; that upon Mrs. Pain's calling to Mr. Pain, he went, and found the Deceas'd lying, as before-mentioned, and the Prisoner having one Hand under her Arm, and he believ'd she was at that time Stone Dead; that the Prisoner being ask'd how it happen'd, said he knew not; that when he came into the Room the Deceas'd was leaning her Head upon the Table, and said, James, I am a dead Woman; and that he asking her how it came, she fell down on the Ground. This Evidence being ask'd how long it was from the Time of the Prisoner's going into the Room, and his calling Mrs. Pain? He answer'd, It was about 3 or 4 Minutes; he added, that there was a Print over her Left Ear. Being ask'd if he heard any Noise while the Prisoner was in the Room? he reply'd, No, and he was so near that had there been any made, he must have heard it.

Mr.Cox depos'd, That about two a-Clock that Day, he ran immediately, and found the Deceas'd lying upon her Back, her Head supported by the Prisoner, and a vast Effution of Blood under her, and he thought he did perceive her Lips to change a little when he came; but where was no other Appearance of Life; that turning up her Coats, he found the Wound in the upper Part of her Thigh; that looking on the Table he found a Knife lying among the other Knives, having a little Blood on the Point; that the Knife lay with the Handle to the Chimney, about 4 Foot from where the Deceas'd was: He being ask'd if the Deceas'd, supposing she had given herself the Wound, could not afterwards having laid or toss'd the Knife there in the Manner it was laid? He reply'd, He thought not, without a Miracle; that he afterwards examin'd the Wound, comparing it with the Knife, and found it had gone 5 Inches into the Thigh; that it had gone obliquely upwards, and had open'd or divided the Femoral Artery: Being ask'd as to the Wound? he answer'd, That the Wound was such, that no Person after such a Wound could live more than a Minute and a half, or two Minutes; that he compar'd the Knife with the Cuts in the Deceas'd's Cloaths, and it answer'd to them exactly; that the Wound must needs be given with a very great Force, the Knife being a broad round-pointed Knife, and having gone through an Apron, a thick quilted Coat, a Stuff Petticoat, and a coarse strong Shift, and was of Opinion it was not possible that the Deceas'd could give it to herself: Being ask'd as to what other Marks of Violence he had taken Notice of? he reply'd, That he did observe some Marks about her Chin and Left Ear, as if made by the Compression of the Thumb and Fingers, that appear'd livid; that her Left Ear was all contused; that he did believe he must have confin'd the Deceas'd with his left Hand, and given the Wound with his Right. The Cloaths and Knife were produc'd in Court. Mr. Dennis depos'd to the same Effect with the former Evidence and that the Nature of the Wound was such, that no Animal could live above 2 Minute and a half after that Artery had been open'd or divided; that he had try'd the Experiment on a Dog, and he dy'd in a Minute and a quarter; that it was impossible the Deceas'd could have given herself the Wound in the Cellar, because afterwards she could not move so much as one Step; that he also saw the Marks of Violence before mention'd, which he suppos'd to be done by a Hand; and that had there not been a Compression by Violence, the Blood could not have there stagnated; because such a Wound being receiv'd, the Blood flows with so great Impetuosity; and he was of Opinion the Deceas'd could not possibly lay the Knife where, and as it was, found lying, because a Person having receiv'd such a Wound, falls immediately into Convulsions, and grows insensible. Mr. Baldwin depos'd, That being at Mr. Pain's about 9 a-Clock in the Forenoon, he was eating Roll and Cheese in the Kitchin, and some Discourse passing amongst them, the Prisoner said of the Deceas'd, She knows what's what; to which the Deceas'd answer'd, I never had a Bastard, and went up-stairs; that coming down soon after, she wanted Tea and Sugar for her Mistress, and Mr. Pain being out of Doors, and Deceas'd said, He was always out when most wanted; that the Prisoner being puddling with the Poker, struck her on the Backside with it, and said, You Sawcy Slut must my Master give you an Account; and that he thought he look'd maliciously; and that thereupon the Deceas'd push'd him on the Shoulder, saying, What did you strike me for? and that he thought him an ill-natur'd Fellow. Ann Duncarton , Mrs. Groves, and the Deceased's Mother, who gave Evidence upon the former Trial, as to the Prisoner having several times us'd the Deceas'd ill, did not now give their Evidence, tho' in Court ready to do it, The Prisoner call'd some Persons who us'd the House, to his civil Behaviour towards the Deceas'd.

The Prisoner's Counsel pleaded strenuously on Behalf of the Prisoner, remarking on the Testimony of the Appellant's Witness whatsoever they thought might make to the Advantage of the Appellee; not withstanding which, the Jury upon a mature Deliberation of the Matter, found the Prisoner guilty of the Murther; whereupon the Appellant came into Court at the Time when Sentence was to be pass'd on the other Convicts, and demanded Judgment on the Appellee, which was accordingly pronounced upon him. Death .

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Elizabeth Allen , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 12 s. 6 d. from the Person of Richard Stone the 1st of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd. That he was walking in Bridges-street , near the Playhouse, and the Prisoner clapp'd hold of him round the Waist, and ask'd him to lie with her, telling him he must do so, and she pulling up the Bottom of her Petticoats, laid them before his Breast, and while she held them there, he felt her Hand in his Pocket, and he miss'd his Money; then she ask'd him to go to her Lodging, telling him it should cost him no more; that he went along with her, with a Design to get a Constable, and while she went to get a Candle, he call'd the Watch. The Prisoner

pleaded, the Prosecutor met her, was very rude, and would have lain with her, and because she would not, he threatned to swear a Robbery against her. There not being sufficient Evidence that she took the Money, the Jury acquitted her.

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William Page and James Gibbs , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for stealing Iron , the goods of John Smither , the 21st of May . The Fact being prov'd upon Page, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. but acquitted Gibbs.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Thomas Bambridge , Esq ; Warden of the Fleet Prison , was brought to the Bar, in order to his Trial, the King's Attorney-General, Solicitor, Counsel, and Evidences, being all present, ready to proceed on the Trial; and the Prisoner objecting against being Try'd by the Honourable Baron Thompson, and the Baron himself signifying that he had some Reluctance in his Mind against sitting as Judge on the Trial of a Man, against whom he might be suppos'd to have entertain'd some Prejudices, and consequently not be an impartial Judge, he being a Member of the House of Commons, a Committee of which House were his Prosecutors; and none of the Twelve Judges being in Town, they being gone the Circuits, the Court adjourn'd in order to his Trial on Monday the 21st of this Instant July; accordingly on Monday the 21st of this Instant July, the said Thomas Bambridge was brought to the Bar, and the King's Attorney-General, Counsel, Witnesses, &c. were all in Court, and ready; but none of the Judges being in Court, but the said Baron Thompson, and he having not got over the beforemention'd Objections, the Trial of the said Thomas Bambridge was referr'd till the next Sessions.

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N.B. In the Tryal of John Martin and Frances Clifford , Instead of they were acquitted, read she was acquitted , and he was found guilty .

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The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:

Receiv'd Sentence of Death, 7.

Thomas James Grundy , Joseph Kemp , Hannah Hartley , Susannah Frazier , Benjamin Wileman , James Cluff , John Pantry .

Burnt in the Hand, 1.

John Holden .

For Transportation, 33.

Thomas Salter , Joseph Price , Francis Fountain , Laurence Neale , Mary Budd , Benjamin Hawes , Mary Hatfield , John Hughes , Mary Palmer , John Wells , alias Wills, James Barton , Ann Herbert , Thomas Saunders , Sarah Tinsley , Ann Milton , Joseph Saunderson , William Little , Charles Philips , William Jones , Elizabeth Price , Grace Conyers , Ann Burdis , Elizabeth Rawlins , John Woollam , alias Woollard, John Barrow , John Smith , Elizabeth Sterling , Elizabeth Forster , Michael Ward , John King , William Tailor , alias Burleigh, John Martin .

Whipt 7.

Elizabeth Evans , Mary Williams , Ann Borket , Elizabeth Cane , Sarah Cross , Elizabeth Robinson , alias Page, William Page .

William Rowland to stand twice in the Pillory, and suffer 6 Months Imprisonment.

Hannah Hartley , and Susannah Frazier , pleaded their Bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being impannell'd, found them both with quick Child.

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