Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Monday the 31st of August, and Tuesday the 1st of September, 1730, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
No. VII. for the said Year.
Printed for T. PAYNE, at the Crown in Ivy-Lane, near Pater-noster-Row. M.DCC.XXX.
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The King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey; for the CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of Middlesex.
On Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 28th, 29th, and 31st of August, and Tuesday the 1st of September 1730, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir RICHARD BROCAS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Baron Tompson , Recorder; Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder of the said City; and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.
Anne Smith , of St. Catherine's Creed-Church , was indicted for privately stealing two Yards of Cambrick, and two Yards three Quarters of Lawn, in the Shop of Thomas Harrison and Company , the 8th of July last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner in buying a Quarter of a Yard and half of Cambrick, &c. took an opportunity of stealing the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Elizabeth Robinson , alias Wilson alias Allison , of the Parish of St. Christopher's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, a Cup, two Spoons, a Tea Pot, and a Diamond Ring, value 25 l. a Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods , the Property of Laurence Kelly , the 5th of August last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and being left in Trust with the House while her Master and Mistress were absent at their Country Lodgings, had pawn'd the Goods, which were according to her Direction found. But the Prisoner pleading she pawn'd them by her Mistress's Direction, the Proof of the contrary not being made out to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.
The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner being a poor Girl, her Mistress took her into the house out of Charity on the Friday, and that on the Monday following she went away with the Goods , which were found upon her when she was taken; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
Matth.ew Brooks , of St. Botolph's Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat , the Property of Paul Joyce , the 29th of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
James Ford , Robert Shaw , and William Jugus , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , were indicted for breaking the House of Richard Saint , in the Night-time, and stealing 3 Pound of Snuff, 6 Pound of Sugar, 1 Pound of Tobacco, 10 Pound of Starch, and other Goods , the 14th of August last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Shop was broken open, and the Goods were lost.
William Stephenson , the Beadle, depos'd, He found the Prisoners lying asleep on a Laystall in Upper Moorfields, and the Goods lying by them. The Prosecutor swore to the Pound of Tobacco, it being ty'd up in a remarkable Paper; the Fact being plain upon Shaw and Jugus as to the Felony, the Jury found them Guilty, but acquitted them of the Burglary , and also acquitted James Ford of both.
Joanna Wood was indicted, for that having been formerly Convicted for Coining in the 4th Year of the Reign of King George I. and received Sentence of Death for the same, but was afterwards order'd to be Transported for 14 Years, did return into His Majesty's Dominions in England before the Expiration of the said Term ; but the Proof against the Prisoner being defective, she was acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd, He lost his Tankard out of his House, but knew not who stole it; but that he found it at the Pawn-brokers, where it was brought to be pawned.
The Pawnbroker depos'd, It was brought by the Prisoner.
The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence, That the Tankard was given him to Pawn by one Daniel Wilson , whom he met in St. James's Park; but he not producing the said Wilson, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Robert Everet , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, the Property of John Smith , in the Dwelling-House of Bridger Smith , the 29th of July last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
William Blakeway , alias Blakesly , of the Old Artillery Ground , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Silver Spurs , the Property of Thomas Eaton , the 25th of May last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being to go to Stocks-Market about Two o'Clock in the Morning, his Garter being loose, he sat down on a Bench in Thomas-Street , and having been fatigued by not having been in Bed for three Nights, fell asleep, and when he was awake had lost his Hat and Box.
Richard Goodwin depos'd, That he passing by, saw the Prosecutor asleep, and the Prisoner and another passing by, he suspecting them, they turning back, he look'd back, and perceiving them about the Prosecutor, went back, and saw the Prisoner have the Prosecutor's Hat under his Arm, and his own on his Head, they ran both away, and he pursued them; the Prisoner dropp'd the Tobacco Box, and threw away the Hat, but he catching
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been drinking, was going home, and in Fleet-street was met by the Prisoner and one Sarah Copington , who carried him home to the Prisoner's Lodging, and there setting him down in a Chair, the Prisoner unbuttoned his Breeches, and took his Money; that Copington went away before him, that afterwards the Prisoner running out, and crying out, where are you? He fearing she was calling some of her Bullies, who would Murther him, got up, and went home; and coming to the Prisoner the next Morning, charg'd her with taking his Money.
Mary Heather depos'd, That the Prisoner own'd to her she had got a Guinea from the Prosecutor in the Street, and two in the House, and that her Husband had met her, and got it from her, and had lost 35 s. of it the next Night in Gaming, saying, she might go a Whoring and Thieving all her Days to no purpose.
John Tailor , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt and Shift , the Goods of Rose Ridgway , the 20th of August last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Anne Piner and Anne Hazey , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, five Shirts, and other wearing Apparel , the Goods of Thomas Bucknel , the 13th of July last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that Anne Hazey stood at the Door, while Anne Piner went up into the Garret, and took the Goods ; but being perceiv'd, were pursued and taken with the Goods; the Fact being plain, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was employ'd as a Charwoman by the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Christopher Joyce and Thomas Watson , of the Parish of St. Ann Black-Friars , were indicted for breaking the House of William Abraham , in the Night-time, and stealing divers Goods , the Property of the said William Abraham , the 14th of July last. The Fact was proved as to the stealing of the Goods, by the Confession of Christopher Joyce ; but there being no Proof against Watson, but the Confession of Joyce, Watson was acquitted , and Joyce found Guilty of the Felony, but was acquitted of the Burglary .
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner stole the Wastecoat out of an Oyster-Boat; the Fact being proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, The Linen was lost wet.
John Brown depos'd, He seeing the Prisoner laying them on a Butcher's-Stall in Leaden-Hall-Market to dry, suspecting the Prisoner, apprehended her, and gave Notice to the Prosecutor; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Thomas Painter , the 25th of August last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being drinking at a House in Little-Britain , had laid his Hat and Cane in the Window, and perceiving the Sash to be put up, and the Hat taken away, called out, and the Drawer pursuing the Prisoner, secur'd him, he having thrown the Hat away as he ran; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost the Tar-pawling from his Lighter, and found it where the Prisoner had offered it to Sale.
The Prisoner pleaded, that he found it at the Hermitage-Dock, in the Mud; but not proving it, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Fox , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shift, and other Linen , the Goods of Elizabeth Ireland , the 20th of August last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Richard Barrow , of St. George, Hanover-Square , was indicted for stealing a Feather-Bed, Bolster, and Blanket, value 50 s. in the Dwelling-House of the Right Honourable William, Earl of Coventry , the 22nd of July last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being employ'd in the Prosecutor's Stables, stole the Goods, and sold them for half a Guinea to one Mrs. Nicholson; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
He was likewise indicted a second time for stealing a Coach Glass , the Property of the said Earl of Coventry; the Fact being likewise proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Francis Dean , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing seven Guineas, and three half Guineas, one Quarter Moidore, and other Money, of Joseph Hoar , in the Dwelling-House of Robert Keilly , the 29th of June last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was employ'd as a Servant, he keeping a Night-Cellar, and that he stole the Money out of a Cupboard, and went away; that he pursuing him, found him at a Place call'd Morgan in Kent, where he found most of the Money upon him. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Gilbert Laurence , of the Precinct of St. Brides , was indicted, for that on the 11th Day of July last, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the Instigation of the Devil, he did on the Body of Paul Oliver , a Male Infant , of the Age of fourteen Years, make an Assault, and violently and wickedly, and against Nature, did Bugger the said Paul Oliver .
Paul Oliver depos'd, That he was an Apprentice to the Prisoner, who was by his Trade a Gilder , that he had been with him about six Weeks, that at the time mentioned in the Indictment, being Saturday Night, they went to Bed, and about Two o'Clock in the Morning he jump'd upon him, and held him down, that he was almost stifled, his Breath being almost gone; that he strove what he could, but he kept him down; that he cry'd out what he could, but though there were People in the House, they were so far off they could not hear him; and that he hurt him so much, he thought he would have killed him. He being ask'd, what he did to him? He answer'd, He put his Pr - y M - r into his Fundament a great way. Being ask'd, If he perceiv'd any Thing to come from him? He reply'd, Yes; there was Wet and Nastiness which he wip'd off with the Sheet, and what he was ashamed to tell; that he had tore him so, that he could not tell what to do, and could not do his Needs. Being ask'd, If he had us'd him so before? He said, No; he had made offers two or three Nights before, but did not put it in. He being ask'd, How his Master us'd him otherwise, if he had us'd him severely in any Thing before? He reply'd, No. Being ask'd, When he complained
- Oliver, his Mother, depos'd, That the Sunday following, her Son, Paul Oliver, came to her, complained he was very sore, and said his Master had used him very barbarously, and he was afraid to go Home to him again; that on Monday Morning she took him to Justice Blaney, and he sent for a Surgeon, and examined him.
This was confirm'd by Justice Blaney.
Jean Barbat , the Surgeon, depos'd, That upon examining the Lad, he found his Fundament quite open; that it had been penetrated above an Inch, and much lacerated; that there was a Hole, in which a Finger and Thumb might be put, and that the Fundament was Black all round, and appear'd like that of a Hen after laying an Egg.
The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was elsewhere at that time, and could prove it, but never call'd any one Witness to that nor any Thing else; and the Fact being substantially proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Andrew Dalton , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Pair of Silver Buckles, value 10 s. a Cane, with a Gold Head, value 3 l. a Wig, value 10 s. the Property of John Rawlins , jun. a Bay Gelding, value 10 l. a Bridle and Saddle , the Property of John Rawlins , sen. the 24th of July last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was taken into the House as a Footman , and that they going to Bed the 23d, left the Prisoner, who lay below Stairs, and in the Morning the Maid telling him, that no Body had been in the Prisoners Bed that Night, and he being missing, he went into the Stables, and found his Horse, and the other Things were gone.
John Finch depos'd, That about 11 o'Clock at Night, he let the Prisoner through the Turnpike with a Horse, and that he examining him whether he was going, he said, he was Mr. Rawlins's Man, and he was going to fetch his young Master home.
John Bevins depos'd, He had been acquainted with the Prisoner about 5 Months, and that on the 5th of August he came to his House, and desired him to go with him to an Alehouse, and there asked him, If he had heard any squeaks after him? and said, he had a Secret to communicate to him, if he could intrust him; he telling him he might, he said, that he had Robbed his Master of the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and had forg'd his Master's Hand for ten Gallons of Liquor, had receiv'd it, and sold it to one Moll Harvey; and that he acquainted the Prosecutor with it.
The Prisoner did not deny the Fact, but pleaded, that his Master had committed the Horse to his Custody, and given him Orders to ride him out to Air him as he saw sitting; that he did go out at the time mentioned in the Indictment, but design'd to return; but falling into the Company of two idle Women, and wanting Money, he was oblig'd to pawn the Horse, &c. But the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Nicholas Gilburn , of Paddington , was indicted for assaulting John Hall on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him fifty Yards of Paudesoy Silk, value 15 l. four Pair of Stockings, &c . the 17th of July last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was coming from Watford towards London, and being near Paddington at about a Quarter past 9 o'Clock, he was met by the Prisoner and another on Foot, who ask'd him the way to some Town, that he knew nothing of, and presently presented a Pistol, crying, Boh! Stand; and the Prisoner bidding the other come up, the Prisoner held the Pistol, and bid him dismount, and the other rifled his Pockets, and took out 1 s. two Six-pences, and five Pence in Half-pence: He bid the other also cut the Bags from behind the Saddle, and while they were robbing him, ask'd him several
He was likewise indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the felonious slaying of the said Edward White.
Michael King depos'd, That he going to Mr. Forster's , the Deceas'd, and several others had been playing at Skettles, and a Carpenter having won Six-pence, said, he would play no more; that thereupon Mr. Fen said he should not carry the Six-pence out of the Ground, unless he would play according to Contract; upon which they went to fighting, having each fix'd upon Seconds, which were the Prisoner and the Deceas'd; that the Principals having fought , the Deceas'd was very eager to fight with the Prisoner, which several Present did all they could to dissuade him from, as likewise did the Master of the House, Mr. Forster; but the Deceas'd threw him from him, and was resolute to fight, and being stripp'd to their Skins, they did fight very briskly, that the Deceas'd threw the Prisoner, and as he was rising kick'd at him, which some in the Company said was a roguish Action: However, when the Prisoner got up, they engag'd again, and the Prisoner struck the Deceas'd a Blow on the side of the Neck, on which he fell first on his Knees, then on his Face, and never spoke more.
These Circumstances were confirm'd by other Evidences, and that they immediately sent for a Surgeon, who blooded him, but it was to no purpose.
Mr. Sparrow, the Surgeon, depos'd, That he being sent for, did Bleed the Deceas'd, but he came not to Life; that there was a large Swelling under the Deceas'd's Ear, which he opened, and there came out a great Quantity of extravasated Blood, and that he did believe the Compression of the jugular Veins, caus'd the Blood to flow too hastily to the Brain, which occasion'd his Death, much after the same manner as in an Apoplexy .
Upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury brought in their Verdict for the Prisoner, se Defendendo , on both Indictments.
Elizabeth Smith , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of her Female Bastard Infant, by throwing it into a Vault, by which it was suffocated and strangled , the 28th of July last.
She was likewise indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest, for the felonious slaying the said Female Infant.
Mary Mason depos'd, That she had suspected the Prisoner to be with Child two or three Months before, and had taxed her with it, but she deny'd it, and spoke to her Aunt about it; that the Prisoner being Fellow-Servant with her, she took Notice she was uneasy in the Night, in Bed, but lay till the usual time, and getting up, went to work; but perceiving her to go to the Vault more than once, she ask'd her, what ail'd her? She reply'd, she had a violent Looseness. That she went again to the Vault, which was a pretty way backwards and under-ground, that she might possibly cry out, and not be heard,
Jane Hall, the Midwife, depos'd, That she being sent for, ask'd the Prisoner, if she had not had a Child? But she said nothing; and afterwards said, she was taken with a Pain in the Vault, and the Child dropp'd from her; that the Child being taken out, she wash'd it, and examin'd it, and found no Marks of Violence upon it, and that the Child was at its full time. This Evidence being ask'd, If it was not possible for a Woman to be so surprized as a Birth might happen after that manner? She reply'd, that it was. She being likewise ask'd, Whether the Prisoner made Provision for the Child? She reply'd, She found one Child's Cap in her Box, and had heard that there was more in another Place.
The Prosecutor depos'd, He having Advice that the Money was sent by the Carrier, sent the Prisoner to Blossom's-Inn in Laurence-Lane, but could not himself say as to his receiving it.
Chancey Townsend depos'd, That the Prisoner did bring the Money home, and he, this Evidence, counted it, took the Silver from the Gold, and put it into a Drawer in the Compting House, but never saw it after, till he took the Prisoner at Harwich; that he found him at Harwich in Bed, with 480 Pistoles in his Breeches, which lay under his Head; and that he own'd that he had taken the Money, and his Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
David Murphey , of Chiswick , Gent. was indicted for the Murther of Ulysses Lynch , Gent. by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword on the Breast, of the Length of half an Inch, and the Depth of six Inches, of which he instantly dy'd , the 19th of August last.
Elizabeth Fossey depos'd, That the Prisoner and Deceas'd, and some other Gentlemen lodging at her House at Chiswick , they were drinking a Bottle of Wine together in the Parlour the Night before, and till One, or between One and Two o'Clock in the Morning; that besides the Prisoner and the Deceas'd, there were also in Company Mr. Fitz-Gibbons, Mr. Macartney, Mr. Lister , and Mr. Upton; that she sitting in the Kitchen, at some Distance from the Parlour, between sleeping and waking, did hear very high Words pass, but could not say what, except, that she heard the Lye given, but could not say by who; and that afterwards she heard Mr. Upton call for his Sword, (she being awake) that Mr. Macartney said, he should not have it; and that Mr. Murphey said to Mr. Upton, are you not asham'd to make a Disturbance in the House; that they all went into the Room, and she carried in a Bottle of Wine, and she heard no more, till she heard the Deceas'd was kill'd; that they went all to Bed about Two o'Clock.
Edward Sanger depos'd, That as he was walking accidentally in Chiswick-Fields, between Nine and Ten o'Clock, he saw the Prisoner walking hastily before him in his Night-Gown loose; that he did not then see Mr. Lynch, but going on, he saw the Prisoner drop his Gown, and Swords drawn, and that they push'd violently, and the Deceas'd retreated several Yards, the Prisoner pushing at him; that Mr. Fitz-Gibbons interpos'd with his Cane, and immediately the Deceas'd
Mr. Vickars depos'd, As he was walking in Chiswick-Fields, he saw Mr. Lynch walking before him, in his Wastecoat, but did not then see the Prisoner; but when he came up to the Deceas'd, he saw naked Swords, and they pushing at one another violently for about a Minute and a half, and to the best of his Knowledge he gave him the Wound in less than two Minutes; that Mr. Fitz-Gibbons came up, endeavouring to get between them, and put down their Swords with his Cane.
John Betts depos'd, He pursu'd the Prisoner, who took Boat, and coming up along Side, the Prisoner attempted to draw his Sword, and drew it a little way; that he thereupon jumping into his Boat, he surrendered, and delivered him his Sword, desiring him to draw it, which he did. and it was bloody about two Inches; that the Prisoner said he could no ways avoid doing what he had done, that the Deceas'd came several times up to his Bed-side, and urg'd him to it.
The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That his first Acquaintance with the Deceas'd, began last October, that Lodging in the same House with him at Chiswick, as he was that Morning that the unfortunate Accident happen'd, walking in a little Garden reading, the Deceas'd came to him, and said, he did observe some Coldness in the Behaviour of the Gentlemen towards him, and did believe that I was the Occasion of it, which I deny'd, and bid him apply to the Gentlemen themselves to satisfy him; that thereupon he gave me the Lye, and said, no Body would do it, but such a Scoundrel as I, and that he believ'd I was a Coward, and offer'd to strike me, and bid me if I dar'd resent it, to follow him, he was going to such a place, and that if I did not, he would Cane me in the first publick Coffee-House he should meet me.
The Prisoner call'd several to his Character, the Lord Kilmurry, and some other Gentlemen, who appear'd, and gave him the Character of a peaceable inoffensive Person, not given to Quarrel. Upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him of the Murther, and found him Guilty of Manslaughter only .
Mary Smith , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Leather Shoes, value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Edward Burch , the 17th of July last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty .
Thomas Hitchin , alias Polson , of Hornsey , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Andrews , on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him 6 or 7 s. in Money, a Bay Mare, Bridle, Saddle, and a Cane , the 23d of July last.
Thomas Andrews depos'd, That he was stopp'd by the Prisoner in Canewood-Lane , between Highgate and Hampstead , between Eight and Nine o'Clock in the Morning, that he presented a Pistol to him, and bid him deliver his Money; that he gave him 6 or 7 s. that then he bid him dismount, that he did so, and the Prisoner mounted his Mare, and rode towards Highgate; that he cry'd out, and a Man being by on Horseback, pursu'd him, and he was taken near Cambray House.
Alexander Flood depos'd, That he was in the Lane, and saw the Prisoner walking backwards and forwards, and saw him come to the Prosecutor, take hold of his Horse's Bridle, and pull'd out a Pistol, and bid him deliver his Money, and bid him dismount, and give him his Horse; that he gave Notice to his Neighbour, who was on Horseback, and he pursued him.
James Harding depos'd, That the Prisoner just before had ask'd him for a Coach and Four, and the former Evidence telling him there was a Highwayman, he pursued him, and he was taken near Cambray House; that he saw him upon the Prosecutor's Mare, and as he pursued, he call'd out to some Drovers, who pursuing him, he was dismounted, and got into the Field before he could come up to him, having his Pistol in his Hand; that there being - Tibbons, with a Hatchet, and another, the Prisoner said, Gentlemen, don't abuse me, keep off.
Edward Clarin depos'd, That the former Evidence crying out a Highwayman, he pursued him till he quitted his Horse, and said, he would shoot any Body that should offer to lay hold on him; but a Man got behind him, and seiz'd him.
Hang'd , no Body should know who he was.
The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but to ask the Prosecutor, If he did not lend him his Horse? The Prosecutor reply'd, Not willingly, but if he did borrow him, it was with Pistol in Hand; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
The Prosecutor depos'd, He lost the Tools out of his Work-shop.
Daniel Holland depos'd, That the Prisoner help'd him over the Prosecutor's Wall, and stole the Goods, and they sold them to one Michael Whaley ; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner stole the Pot out of the Prosecutor's Shed; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going Home between 10 and 11 o'Clock at Night, being a little in Liquor, he met with the Prisoner, and she swore she would go Home with him; that he push'd her away, telling her, he did not want her Company; but she would go Home with him, and did go into his Room, which was belonging to the Stables; that the Prisoner said, it being about 1 or 2 o'Clock, she would s it down for an Hour or two till it was Day; that he falling asleep, she took the Key out of his Pocket, and opend his Box, and took the Money; and taking the Key of the Stable Door out of his Pocket, he having Lock'd the Door, and put it there, she went away in the Morning before he was awake: The Proof against the Prisoner not being satisfactory to the Jury, they acquitted her.
Robert Golstone , of Kensington , was indicted for feloniously stealing several Irons belonging to Ploughs , the Property of Richard Rolph , the 25th of July last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Anne Jones , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Sheet, value 1 s. 6 d. the Goods of George Tankeard , the 1st of August last; but the Fact not being sufficiently proved, she was acquitted .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods; which being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d .
John Morgan , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Guineas, and 5 s. in Silver, the Property of Richard Tovey , in the Lodging of Anne Bruff , the 30th of June last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Money had been sent to London by Anne Bruff, to be paid on the Account of Richard Tovey ; and the Prisoner having Access to her Room, he pretending to Court her, took the opportunity while she was gone out to buy something for Dinner, to steal the Money, and to go away; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
John Aliff , the 19th of August last.
Jane Aliff depos'd, That the Prisoner being a Mantua-Maker , she employ'd her to Work as a Journey-woman, and that she stole the Goods. The Prisoner own'd the Fact, and the Jury found her Guilty of both Indictments .
Strong Faith Perry , of Stratford le Bow , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Tug-pins and other Irons, belonging to a Cart , the Property of William Vanlute , the 9th of July last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
William Guys and Rowland Bouchet , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing several Pieces of unwrought Gold and Silver Plate , from Peter Pons , the 8th of July last, and the latter for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen .
Peter Pons depos'd, He had miss'd Gold and Silver Plate before, but could not tell who had it, till a Piece being missing, it was found upon the Prisoner Guys, who was a Boy he employ'd to go of Errands; who upon his Examination, confess'd, that he had taken six or seven Parcels, and had sold it at several times to the Prisoner Bouchet; and that he had not done it, but that being sent by his Master to buy some Plate of Bouchet, he told him, that if he had any thing to sell, he bought as well as sold, and that he carried him a Piece of Gold, value 32 s. for which he gave him but 4 s.
Several Evidences depos'd, That the Boy did at his first Discovery six the receiving of the Plate upon the Prisoner Bouchet, and did persist in it for three Weeks; but prevaricating upon his Trial, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment; but there wanting Proof to fix the receiving of the Plate upon Bouchet, he was acquitted .
Hannah Montgomery , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for stealing three Curtains and a Coverlid in her Lodging , the Property of John Kemp , the 27th of July last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that a Box containing the Goods standing in the Prosecutor's Shop-window, an Accomplice of the Prisoner's was seen to reach his Hand over, and take out the Goods, and give them to the Prisoner, who stood at the Shop-window, and he put them in his Apron; that they both ran away, but being immediately pursued, the Prisoner was taken with the Goods, but his Accomplice got clear off: The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment. Death .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being Backwards in his Shop, so that he suppos'd the Prisoner did not see him; the Prisoner came in and took the Money Drawer, but he seeing him, ran to him, and he slinging the Drawer and Money at him, ran away; but he pursuing the Prisoner, took him, and afterwards pick'd up the Money: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Bone , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Head-Clothes, and a Pair of Buckles, of James Wilcox , and 50 Yards of Ribbon , the Property of James Wilcox and Elizabeth Hodges , the 10th of August last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Watts , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Linen Mob, value 4 s. and a Piece of Lace, value 6 d. the Goods of John Street , the 2d of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Sarah Hitchcock and Margaret Williams , the 9th of July last.
The Prosecutors depos'd, That they and the Prisoner being Harvest People, lay in the same Barn, and that the two former having work'd together as Partners, as they were kneeling upon the Bed, were disputing about parting the Money, the Prisoner coming to them, pretended to play with them, putting her Hands down their Backs, and up their Coats, which caused the Money to drop out of one of their Bosoms, and went out, they not suspecting she had got their Money; but searching for it all over the Bed, found it was gone.
The Vestry Clerk of Kensington being called to her Character, depos'd, That she had a very bad one, and had been before at the Whipping-Post for Pilsering; the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Gown was brought to him to Scour, and was stolen from his Shop-Window in Ratcliffe ; that about three Hours after he saw it lye at a Calender's, where it was brought to be Calender 'd ; that the Calender said he had it from a Pawnbroker.
The Pawnbroker depos'd, He had it of the Prisoner.
The Prisoner bringing Evidence that she bought it of a Man, who said, it was his Sister's, who order'd him to sell it for want of Money, and that she gave 3 s. 6 d. for it; the Jury acquitted her.
William Barker , of Islington , was indicted for breaking the House of John Pomfrey , in the Day-time, no Body being therein, and stealing a Cloth Coat, and divers other Goods , the 4th of August last; and the Goods were found upon the Prisoner: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Delascure , of Paddington , was indicted for stealing a Silver Thimble, and other Goods , the Property of William Thorp , the 1st of August last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Robert Newel , of Islington , was indicted for assaulting Isaac Pearce , in a Field, or open Place, near the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Handkerchief, and 3 s. and 5 d. in Half-pence , the 31st of July last.
Isaac Pearce depos'd, That he coming over the Fields, near Islington , was met in a Field, call'd Providence Field, by the Prisoner and another; that he passed them, bidding them good Night, and in two or three Minutes the Prisoner clapt him on the Shoulder, and ask'd him, what Money he had; and put his Hand in his Pocket, and took the Money. The Prosecutor being ask'd, If he was sure the Prisoner was the Man? He reply'd, Yes; that the Skin was off of one side of his Nose, and he had a Handkerchief about his Wrist; that he knew him very well, had known him several Years, that he was a Butcher, a Soldier, and a Drayman; that he could not take him that Night, but seeing him about Old-Street, he ran away, and ran down into an Alehouse Cellar, and hid himself, but was taken. He call'd several Evidences as to the manner of his apprehending the Prisoner; but upon the whole of their Evidence, it appear'd, that instead of flying for it, he went with his Dray publickly; and as to his going down into the Cellar, it was at a Customers of his Masters .
The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he was intirely Innocent of the Robbery; that though he had heard the Prosecutor had charg'd him with it, he never absconded, but went to those Places where the Prosecutor might apprehend him, if he would; that he liv'd in Goodman's-Fields publickly enough that the Prosecutor, as he had been inform'd, had been put upon doing this by John Waller , who had sworn a Robbery against James Last , the last April Sessions, for the sake of getting 140. That he could prove that he was at Home at the time the Robbery was pretended to have been committed,
Robert Burdet depos'd, He liv'd in Buckle-Street in Goodman's-Fields, that the Prisoner was a Brewer's Servant, and his Lodger, and that he came Home that Evening about Eight o'Clock, went into his Lodging, and did not go out again before they went to Bed, which was about Eleven o'Clock.
Mrs. Burdet depos'd the same, That she and her Husband were both standing at the Door when he came in, it was about Eight o'Clock, and did not go out again that Night to be sure before Eleven, that they went to Bed.
Another Evidence depos'd, That she was in the Prisoner's Room at Nine o'Clock that very Night, being spoke to by the Prisoner's Wife to make him a Shirt the next Day, which was Saturday; that he gave her Money to buy the Cloth, and said, he would cat his Supper as he was sitting on the Bed, being very weary with his Day's Work. As to the Night, another Evidence who help'd to make the Shirt, was very positive.
- Carricomb depos'd, That on the Saturday, the next Morning after the Prosecutor pretended to have been Robbed, he ask'd him, If he knew the Person who had Robbed him? That he reply'd, He did not.
Samuel Etheridge depos'd, That he saying to the Prosecutor, when they were at the Justice's, that he should take Care what he did; he reply'd, be it the Man, or be it not the Man, I will do his Business.
The Prisoner call'd several Persons, who gave him the Character of an honest industrious Man: And the Court being of Opinion, that it was a wicked and malicious Prosecution, set on Foot merely for the sake of a Reward of 140 l. order'd Isaac Pearce to be taken into Custody, and committed to Newgate, in order to be prosecuted for Perjury; and granted the Prisoner a Copy of his Indictment, and the Jury acquitted him.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Porter , employ'd by the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner went to the Prosecutor's, under pretence of Buying a Parcel of Ferrets, and took the Opportunity to steal 10 Pieces, which were found in his Pockets; he being immediately pursu'd, and apprehended, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Joseph Eaves depos'd, That the Prisoners came to him some time about last Easter, and ask'd him to sell some Oats for them, that he did assist them in selling it to Mr. Wyburn, and shar'd the Money among them, and Morris gave the Receipt as the Owner of the Goods; and that they told him it came out of an Old-Blind Woman's Barge.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Barge lay off from Bear-Key, and when the Oats came to be measur'd out, they wanted eight Quarters of the Quantity there ought to have been. It was likewise depos'd, That Perkins drew the Hatches of the Lighter at the taking out the Oats, and took part of the Money: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.
Mr. Fielder depos'd, It was stinking Corn, and this was own'd by the Evidence; and the
Joseph Eaves depos'd, That Perkins and himself fill'd the Sacks, and Turbey look'd out, that they were sold to Mr. Wyburn , as the Goods of Morris, and the Prisoners had each of them their Share; this Fact being also plainly prov'd, the Jury found them Guilty of the Indictment.
Sarah Glynn depos'd, That the Prisoner pretending to help the Prosecutor to a Customer, she her self went with the Holland, and the Prisoner having carried her about great part of the Day from Place to Place, they were turning Home, and that in Lombard-Street the Prisoner pretending to ease her in carrying of it, snatched the Cloth from under her Arm, and went quite off with it: The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That she selling Oysters in the Fair, the Prisoner came to her as she was paying for half a Bushel of Oysters, and ask'd her, To go and drink with him? Which she refusing, He swore he would cut her Gown off, and afterwards saying, you Bitch, I wont part with you in Anger, and hal'd her to him, tore her Gown, and took the Money out of her Pocket.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said, that he took no Money from her, and that she had liv'd with him as his Wife for a considerable time; other Evidence depos'd the same; and some of them depos'd, She had no Money at the time she said she was Robbed of it; but that since the Hanging of her Husband Nowland, she kept Company with Henry Emps , the former Evidence; and that this Prosecution was set on Foot at his Instigation, that the Prisoner might not interrupt him; and that he offer'd, that the Prisoner should not be Prosecuted, if he would give him a Bond not to molest the Prosecutor, Anne Nowland , and him; upon the whole, the Jury acquitted him.
John Townsend , of Pancras , was indicted for breaking the House of Sarah Price , in the Night-time, and stealing twelve Guineas, and other Money , the 14th of February last: But the Prosecutor being very ancient, could give the Jury so little Satisfaction, that the Robbery was done by the Prisoner, that they acquitted him.
The Prosecutor depos'd, The Oxen were taken out of his Ground, and that he had Notice sent him, and found them in the Green-Yard.
Martha Nicholson was indicted for receiving a Feather-Bed, &c. of Richard Barrow , knowing it to have been stolen from the Right Hon. William, Earl of Coventry ; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
Samuel Newton , the 13th of July last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty .
Mary Rusher , alias Hayes , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing three Bed Curtains, and other Goods, in her Lodgings , the Property of Thomas Athoe , the 21st of March last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty .
Alice Angel , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, Wastecoat, &c. the Goods of John Skinner , the 1st of January last: But the Evidence against the Prisoner not being satisfactory, the Jury acquitted her.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner took the Goods from the Prosecutor's Shop-window; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty .
Elizabeth Allen , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Linen Shirt , the Property of George Delenny , the 19th of August last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty .
Thomas Fitch , of Hindon , was indicted for stealing a Sack, and two Ginger Bread Moulds , the Goods of James Dowdswell , the 9th of August last; but the Evidence against the Prisoner not being sufficient, he was acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being in Liquor, met the Prisoners in St. Martin's-Lane , that he asking them, where he could have a Pot of good Drink; they carried him to their Lodging, and set him down in a Chair, telling him, they had no Drink, nothing but Drams; that he fell asleep, and when he awak'd his Money was gone; but he not being able to swear that they took it, they were both acquitted .
Mary Mcconnell , of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Yards of Velvet , the Property of Thomas Brown , the 4th of July last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.
Mrs. Nichols depos'd, That she being to go to a Christening, and the Prisoner lodging in her House, she offer'd to look after her Child while she went, and that when she came home the Prisoner was gone, and Money too. The Prisoner had confess'd the taking of the Money before the Lord Mayor, and the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Anne Heywood , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bermudas Hat, value 10 s. and two Guineas, the Property of Richard Rickets , in the House of Richard Rainsford , the 9th of July last. The Prisoner pleaded, the Hat was given her, and the Money lent her for Service she had done the Prosecutor's Wife in her Lying-in; the Jury acquitted her.
Sarah Carmuck depos'd, That she being on Board the Deal Castle (of which the Prisoner's Husband is Boatswain ) the Prisoner's Husband put six Yards of Canvas into the Scuttle, and the Prisoner took it out, and carried it away; and that her Husband finding she had taken it, said, G - D - n the Woman, she will carry away the King's Ship if I will let her; and that she saw a Sheet made of the Duck hanging in her Yard.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, call'd a great many of her Neighbours who gave her a good Character, and the Prosecutor a very ill one; that she was a quarrelsome, malicious
Richard Quail , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, in the Dwelling-House of Anne Raymond , the 15th of August last. But it appearing by the Evidence, that the Tankard was taken away, rather in a drunken Frolick, than with a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him; but he having in his Cups proceeded so far as to offer the Tankard to Sale, the Court advis'd him to take Care how he got Drunk again.
Thomas Willis and Michael Willis , of St. James's Westminster , were indicted for assaulting Mary Philips on the Highway, putting her in Fear of her Life, and taking from her three Gold Rings, value 50 s. the 29th of October last.
Mary Philips, alias Harvey, alias Macheing depos'd, That the last Lord Mayor's Day at Night, she being in Windmill-Street , did hear a great Noise, and going out, and inquiring what was the Matter, was told, that there was the Willis's, the Informers, and hearing her Sister cry out, she ran thither, and there was Michael Willisand Thomas Willis, who now says his Name is John; that Michael Willis took hold of her, and she was thrown down in the Dirt, and Michael took the Rings off her Finger, and tore the Skin off, so that it was all Bloody, and bit the Stone out of another Ring; that she got Home, and put on dry Clothes, and pursued the Prisoners, and secur'd one of them, John Willis, in Duke's-Court, and went to the Watch-House, and charg'd the Constable with them for Robbing her, and would have had him search'd them, but he would not; and Michael Willis charg'd her with Robbing him of his Cane, and said, D - n her for a Bitch, he did not value her, if it were an hundred Pounds, Justice Burk would believe him, but would not believe her.
William Macheig depos'd, That the last Lord Mayor's Day he had been to see the Show, and coming Home a little after Fight o'Clock at Night, he went to Bed, and was call'd up by Mrs. Philips's Maid, who told him, she believ'd her Mistress was murther'd; that he got up, and put on his Cloaths, and went into Windmill-Street, and he saw Michael Willis leaning, or kneeling on Mrs. Philips, as she was lying in the Gutter in a muddy Place, and his Brother John was there, and he endeavoured to get her up, and receiv'd three or four Blows in doing it; and that he took her to Mrs. Ireton's, and she complain'd she was Robbed, that her Rings were taken off her Finger, and her Finger was bloody.
James Devins depos'd, That he was Servant to Mr. Ireton, and he standing at his Master's Door about Ten or Eleven o'Clock, or thereabouts, he heard a great Noise, and Mrs. Philips came out, and ask'd him, what was the Matter? and he went with her to the Prisoners, and they said, you Bitch, is it you? you shall go along with your Sister; and that he saw Michael Willis take her by the Hand, and kick her, and she cry'd out, she was Robbed, and her Finger was bloody, and a Stone was bit out of her Ring; and he saw the Stone in it in the Morning, and that Michael Willis said, now, you Bitch, you may go to the Devil; that after they had taken her Sister away, a Gentleman came and took her out of the Channel. That after Mrs. Philips had shifted her self, she desired him to go with her to the Round-House, and that as they were going they overtook John Willis in Duke's-Court; that as he went to the Round-House, he struck her cross the Face; being ask'd, when this was? He said, it was the 28th or 29th Day of September, it was a Moonlight Night, it was a remarkable Day, it was the Lord Mayor's Day.
Isabel Gwyn, alias Eaton depos'd, That the last Lord Mayor's Day, which she thought was on a Thursday, she having been at the Show, supp'd at the Horn-Tavern , and afterwards went Home, and was drinking a Bowl of Punch with two Gentlemen, when the two Willis's, the Prisoners, took her up upon a Warrant; that she sent to acquaint her Sister with it, that she coming to her Assistance in Windmill-Street, John Willis knock'dMichael Willis forcibly took her Rings, under Pretence of helping her out of the Channel , and they carried her, this Evidence, to the Round-House , leaving her Sister for Dead; that when her Sister came to the Round-House , the charg'd them with Robbing her of her Rings, and would have had them search'd; but the Constable would not, but let them go, and they charg'd her with taking a Cane, and sent her to Prison.
Alexander Bourk depos'd, That he was standing at the Corner of Windmill-street , being the first Coach , about ten or twelve Months ago, and there was a Mob, and the two Prisoners were there, and one of them and the Prosecutor were down in the Channel, and one of them said, D - n you, Michael , come along, I have got her; and he heard the Prosecutor cry out, Murder, and that she was Robbed, stop the Robbers, I am Robbed of my Rings.
Edward Hern depos'd, That he was at George's Coffee-House , and hearing a great Noise in Windmill-street between Eleven and Twelve o'Clock , and an out-cry of Murther, I am Robbed, &c . and knowing the Person, he went; and the Prosecutor said, will you see me us'd after this barbarous manner, that he saw her on the Ground, struck down by John Willis , and Michael Willis go to her under pretence of helping her up, and saw him having one Ring in his Hand, he holding it on with his Fingers ; and he had another Ring on his Finger, that he saying to him, don't Rob the Woman, he said, D - n the Bitch, they are my own Rings; that he went to the Round-House , and Willis gave her a Blow, and said, D - n you, you Bitch , if it were a hundred Pounds, Justice Burk will take Bail for me , he wont take your Oath.
Mary Archdeacon depos'd, That she following the Prosecutor to Windmill-Street , there were some Women the Informers had got, that Michael Willis was there, but she would not swear to the other; that there was a scuffle, and the Prosecutor cry'd out Murther, she was Robbed, and her Finger was bloody.
Michael Willis in his Defence pleaded, That there had been great Complaints made by the Neighbours of the Prosecutor Philips and her Sister Eaton keeping disorderly Houses, were in continual Danger of being Robbed, and having their Houses fir'd, &c. and that the Constable having a Warrant for taking up Isabel Gwyn , desired him to assist him in the Execution of it; that having taken her, the Prosecutor came to rescue her Sister, with several with her, with Clubs, who beat and abus'd him, but he took no Rings from her, nor knew any thing of them; but that she set this Prosecution on Foot so long after, out of Malice , because he had molested her in her disorderly Practices, and that he had Evidences to prove that she had frequently threatened to be Reveng'd on them, and declar'd , since the Indictment, that Robbery, or no Robbery, she would Hang him; and added, that his Brother John was not there, as the Prosecutor and her Evidence had sworn, and call'd the following Evidences.
James Body depos'd, That having taken up Mrs. Eaton by a Warrant, Mrs. Philips came with several Men with Mop-Staves and Broom-Sticks to rescue her Sister, and had in her Hand a Meat-Fork to stick the Persons who had her Sister; that there was a great Engagement and Fighting, that one of the Willis's with the one Eye was there, he could not say whether the other was there or not; but that Philips and her Company took one Woman from us, that Philips was down in the Dirt, but he could say nothing to the Prisoners throwing her there, or taking her Rings.
Jacob Willis depos'd, That he was along with Mr. Body, the Constable, to serve a Warrant upon Mrs. Eaton; that they having taken her, the Prosecutor came attended with a Mob with Staves, and a Fork in her Hand to rescue her Sister, swearing violently she would kill us all, and had like to have stabbed him, this Evidence; and that Michael Willis was beat and bruis'd very much, that the Prosecutor got hold of Michael Willis's Cane, and he holding it, and she pulling with Violence, pull'd it out of his Hand, and so fell into the Channel, and he lost his Cane, and that they lost one of their Prisoners;
Thomas Fielding depos'd, That he was assisting Mr. Body, the Constable, in apprehending Mrs. Eaton and Mary Sullivan , and that the Prosecutor came with four or five Men with Sticks, swearing and cursing violently, and using many wicked Expressions, saying, she would stab us all, and laid hold of Michael Willis , and she shrunk her self down under his Arm to skreen her self from the Blows while the Men were laying on with their Sticks upon Michael Willis with great Violence; that Sullivan got away in the Fray, but he secur'd Mrs. Eaton, that she said to him, let me go, you may depend upon it there will be Murder presently; that Mrs. Philips was down in the Channel , but he did not see Willis strike her, and that he believes he was ten Yards off her at the time she was down; that they afterwards carried Eaton to the Round-House. This Evidence swore, that John Willis was not there; it was added, it was her common Practice to cry out she was Robbed, in order to raise a Mob to rescue her when she was apprehended.
James Watkins depos'd, That he had been several times at the Prosecutor's House, and had taken out several disorderly Persons; and that once she lock'd him, and his Assistance in, and took a Case-knife, and swore violently, that she would Murther the Willis's if she could.
Robert Walker depos'd, That the Friday after the Indictment against the Prisoners was found, he was sent for by the Prosecutor to the Bishop's-Head in the Old-Bailey, to print an Advertisement, and there he heard her say, she would absolutely swear the Prisoners Lives away, and said, tho' she was not robb'd, she would hang them.
Samuel Stephens being call'd by the Prosesecutor to contradict the Evidence of Walker, depos'd, That he was at the Bishop's-Head at that time, and he heard no such Words spoken; but being ask'd, if he was there all the time that Walker was there? He reply'd, No, adding, that he must say thus far for the Willis's, that he had been often with them, and had known when they had had large Sums of Money offered when they had apprehended ill People, and they never would take it, and he did believe Michael Willis did never take a Farthing in his Life.
There were other Evidences to the like Purpose.
The Prisoners call'd a great many Persons to their Reputation, who gave them the Character of very honest Men, As
Sir John Gonson , Justice Raylton, Justice Phillips , Mr. Cotton, Mr. Du Val, and several Justices of the Peace, and others, who depos'd, That they knew the Prisoners very well, that they were very honest Men, and very serviceable in suppressing disorderly Houses; and gave the Prosecutor the Character of a very turbulent and disorderly Woman, and one of the vilest of her Sex; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoners.
William Alexander , and John Crosland , were indicted for stealing 9 tame Rabits , the Property of William Robins , knowing them to be tame, the 25th of August last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them guilty to the value of 10 d. each.
Ann Mocock , alias King , of St. John Wapping , was indicted for stealing a Handkerchief, Value 4 s. the Property of Sarah Lambert , the 30th of June last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
Samuel Summers , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Brass Candlesticks , the Goods of Robert Ruffet , the 23d of June last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
Jane Anderson , and Margaret Binney , of St. George in the East , were indicted for feloniously stealing a broad Piece, and 35 s. in the Dwelling-House of John Weston , the 11th of May last; the Fact being proved upon Jane Anderson, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s. but there not being Proof against Binney, she was acquitted .
Elizabeth Wine ; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
Thomas Griffith , Samuel Armstrong , and John Blany , of St. Mary White-chappel , were indicted, the two former, for breaking the House of John Richfield , the 3d of May last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 7 Iron Bars, a Fender, a leaden Cistern, and other Goods , the Property of John Richfield , and the latter for receiving them, knowing them to be stolen .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That his House was broken open, and his Goods stolen, and that happening to be in Ratcliffe Highway , met with the Prisoner Blaney, that he having offered a Guinea Reward for the Discovery of the Person who committed the Fact, he was a saying to Blany, as they were drinking, it was much he could not hear of his Goods, that the Prisoner said to him, he could have earn'd his Guinea, for when he came with the search Warrant, he was then working up the Fender.
William Holland depos'd, That the Prisoners and himself broke open the Prosecutor's House, about 12 or 1 o'Clock in the Morning, that they broke open the Cellar Door, with an Iron Tool that Blaney had made about a Week before, that they carried the Goods altogether, and sold them to Jonas Evans , at a Penny a Pound, that Blaney was present, put the Goods into the Scale, saw his Mistress pay the Money for them, and went about cutting the Fender and Bars in Pieces that they might not be known.
The Fact being plainly prov'd against Griffith and Armstrong, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death . But there not being sufficient Evidence against Blaney, he being a Servant , and the Goods being bought by his Mistress, the Jury acquitted him.
John Brailsford depos'd, That as he was going through Pope's-Head Alley, in Cornhill , as he stopp'd to make Water, the Prisoner came up to him, set his Foot upon his, and caught hold of his Privy Member, and clap'd his (the Prosecutor's) Hand to his, that he immediately seiz'd him, saying to him, he would pull his off; that immediately another came to his Rescue, and he clapp'd hold of him too; but not being able to hold them both, the Prisoner got away, ran into the Post-Office, but he pursued him, and he (the Prisoner) stumbling at the Step, he was taken again; that a young Man with him assisting him, both the Prisoner and his Comrade was taken, and were carried to an Alehouse; but his Comrade jump'd out at the Window, and got away; he added, that the Prisoner desir'd to be let go, saying, he had suffered enough, in that his Shirt and Ruffles had been torn.
William Prior depos'd, That he was with the Prosecutor, and being a little before, he call'd him to his Assistance, and he, and his Companion were apprehended as has been depos'd; and added, that when they were at the Alehouse, the Prisoner was very sollicitous to be let go, crying, often my Dear, my Dear, first time, first time, and offered several times to kiss the Prosecutor.
The Prisoner made no Defence, being either a Frenchman or Dutchman.
William Day depos'd, That the Prisoner was employ'd by him as a Journeyman , he being a Peruke-maker, that he behav'd himself honestly what time he was in his Service, which was about a Month, and that he came from Holland just before he came to him; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty .
Nicholas Bennet , Joseph Robinson , John Head , and George Taverner , of St. James's Clerkenwell , were indicted for assaulting John Berrisford , in the House of Joseph Walker , putting him in Fear of his Life, and taking from him two half Guineas, two Six-pences, two Half-pence, and a Counter , the 29th of August last.
John Berrisford depos'd, That he being carried to New-Prison about Two o'Clock in the Morning, was in the Bed-Ward , but did not Care to go to Bed; that about Seven o'Clock in the Morning when they unlock the Prison, Bennet and Robinson came and took him thence, one by one Shoulder, and the other by the other, and carried him by Violence out of that Room into another, and let down the Windows, and darkened the Room, and said, D - n your Blood, give us your Money, and some cry'd, Garnish, Garnish; that they threw him down, and took away two half Guineas, ty'd him down to the Floor, and also took two Six-pences, two Half-pence, and a Counter; but the Room being darkened, he would not swear positively to any but Bennet and Robinson.
Another Evidence depos'd, That he being carried to New-Prison at a Quarter before Eleven o'Clock, had given a Shilling for his Bed, and another for his Friend, and about half an Hour past One the Prosecutor was brought in, and he advis'd him to have a Bed, but he refus'd, saying, he had Money to pay for a Bed, but he should not Sleep, and to Bed he would not go; that about Seven o'Clock in the Morning we were unlock'd, and the Prisoners came in, and cry'd, D - n your Blood, come pay your Garnish, that the Prosecutor not owning he had Money, that they said to him, you have Money, and Money we will have; that they threw him violently on the Floor, and took his Money, and ty'd him down to the Floor ; that Head held up his Hand in the Yard, and made his Brags of the two Six-pences and two Half-pence, saying, see what I have got; that he showing the Counter, said to the Prosecutor, perhaps you'll say this is your half Guinea; that the Prosecutor reply'd, No, I know I had a Counter in my Pocket.
Anne Perry depos'd, That she went up to see how it was, and Taverner took a Rope, and ty'd the Prosecutor down to the Rings in the Floor, and that afterwards Bennet said to Head, go up, the Cut's ty'd down, and when he came down, he said to Bennet, here Nick, here is two Six-pences, and two Half-pence, all the Cull has got ; and that when he was at Justice Robe's, he own'd he had taken two Six-pences and two Half-pence from the Prosecutor.
Thomas Smith, Servant to Mr. Walker, the Keeper of the Prison, depos'd, That he hearing of the Robbery, went and enquir'd of the Prosecutor who it was, and he was positive to Bennet and Robinson, and describ'd their Dress; that then he carried them before Justice Robe, in Order to be prosecuted. These Circumstances were confirm'd by other Evidences.
Elias Paul , the Constable, that carried the Prosecutor to New-Prison, depos'd, That when the Prosecutor was at the Watch-House, he had two half Guineas, and that when he came to New-Prison, he advis'd him to give his Money to the Turnkey, telling him, he would be in Danger of losing it; but he was not willing, saying, he could keep it himself, and he gave him a Piece of Paper to wrap it in. After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found all the Prisoners guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Matth.ew Wright , Gent. and John Swetman , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were indicted for entring the House of Edward Saunders , and assaulting John Draper , Esq ; and taking from him five Guineas , the 16th of June last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being at his Lodgings in the House of Edward Saunders , on the 16th of June, and preparing to go to his Country Seat at West Harlem in Norfolk, and also being at Breakfast between Seven and Eight o'Clock in the Morning, his Maid not bringing up the Tea as he expected, he went down Stairs to know the Reason of it; that there being three Men, two of which were the Prisoners, they seiz'd on him violently, took away his Purse, in which was five Guineas; they spirited him away out at the back Door, without giving him the Liberty of putting on his Cloaths or Shoes, forc'd him into a Hackney Coach, and would give him no Reason for what they did; but only, as they were carrying him along, they told him, the Mayor of St. Edmund's-Busy was Dead, and he had better be in a Mad-House than in Newgate; that they brought him to the Prisoner's House, his Stockings were not ty'd up all that time, they refusing to let him have any Garters for fear he should Hang himself with them, as they pretended.
Edward Saunders depos'd, That the Captain had lodg'd with him about five Months, and that he had in the main behav'd himself well; but some Business having call'd him on a Journey, the Fatigue of that, and drinking a little too freely, had made him otherwise than he suppos'd he would have been: He added, that he was present when Mr. Wright and his two Servants came, and that he said he came to take Care of the Captain on the Account of his being mad; that he saw the Purse after it was taken from Mr. Draper, and there was nothing in it but a Cork-skrew, and that he did believe he was not taken with any Design of Robbing him.
Mr. Wright in his Defence pleaded, He had been employ'd by the Prosecutor's Family in general to take Care of him, and keep him as a Person disorder'd in his Senses; and some Instances were produc'd of it, as particularly his having wounded the Mayor of St. Edmund's-Bury, that he (the Prisoner) had treated him well, and as other Lunaticks; that there was no five Guineas in his Purse, or taken from him, and call'd Dr. Monroe, who visited him at his House, who declar'd, that he did believe him to be disordered in his Senses, and had known him to have been so for some time.
The Prisoner desir'd to enter into his Defence, and call'd his Witnesses; but the Court being satisfy'd upon the Evidence of the Prosecutor, did not think it necessary; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner; and he afterwards apply'd to the Court for a Copy of his Indictment, but the Court did not think fit to grant it, because it would be no Benifit to him to sue a Lunatick.
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows:
Receiv'd Sentence of Death 11.
Anne Acey, alias Hazey, Elizabeth Allen , Jane Anderson , William Baker , William Barker , Anne Barn , alias Le Grange, Richard Barrow , Mary Bates , Thomas Bean , William Blakesly, Elizabeth Bone , Matthew Brooks , Sarah Broomhall, Mary Brown, Charles Cornish , John Davis , Francis Dean , Mary Delescuer , John Dowby , alias Turbey, Thomas Durham, Robert Everet , Robert Fenton , Elizabeth Fox , Robert Golston , John Gray , Mary Grey , William Guy , Robert Johnson , John Jones , Christopher Joyce , William Jugus , Anne Kidd , Katherine Luer, alias Owen, John Lewen, Margaret Macconnel , Hannah Montgomery , John Morgan , William Morris , William Parker , John Perkins , Strongfaith Perry, Anne Poyner , Martha Proctor , Elizabeth Richardson , alias Bundy, Mary Rusher, S - B - , William Seabrook , Robert Shaw , Anne Smith , alias Jones, John Tailor , Mary Watts , and William Wilkinson .
Burnt in the Hand 3.
Thomas Evans , Samuel Elms , and Sarah Long , alias Shepherd, a former Convict, who lay for Transportation; but there having been lately a Conspiracy among the Transports to break the Jail, and Escape, they having procur'd Tools for that purpose, sworn one another to Secrecy, and having proceeded pretty far in the Attempt, the Court to Reward her for the Discovery, order'd her to be Burnt, and turn'd out.
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