Wednesday the 14th, Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Monday the 19th of October 1730 , in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
No. VIII. 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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 19th of October 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 Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Raymond, the Honourable Mr. Justice Denton; the Honourable Mr. Baron Cummins ; Mr. Serjeant Raby, Deputy-Recorder of the City of London; 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 Country of Middlesex.
William Whitlock and another Evidence depos'd, That they saw the Prisoner taking the Sugar out of the Hogshead upon Botolph's Wharf, and that he desired them to beat him heartly, and to let him go; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his hired Servant; that he paid him 30 s. a Month (he being his Steward ) and himself a Master of a Ship ; that he sent him to receive the Money, and that when he had received it, he went away with it.
John Middleton (Mr. Green's Servant) depos'd, That he paid the 70 l. to the Prisoner for the Prosecutor's use .
The Prisoner in his Defence own'd, That he did receive the Money for the Prosecutor's use, but unhappily going into an Ale-house where some Men were Gaming, and he losing some of the Money, was afraid to go to the Prosecutor again ; and added, that he was not the Prosecutor's Servant at the time he received the Money, and so it not appearing to be Felony, he was acquitted .
Texton Brown , of St. John Zachary was indicted for assaulting John Kerk on the King's High-way, putting him in fear of his Life, and violently taking from him half a Guinea, and 6 s. in Money, a Peruke, value 10 s. and a Hat, value 2 s. the 29th of August last .
The Prosecutor depos'd , That as he was going Home, and being in Forster-Lane about One o'Clock in the Morning, three Men stopped him, clapp'd a Pistol to his Breast, and demanded his Money; that he gave them some, and they put their Hands in his Pocket, and took the rest; that they demanded his Watch and Rings, but he denying them, and they being in a hurry, went away; that he turn'd from them, and went a few Steps, till he thought himself out of Pistol-shot, and then turning again, pursued them, and calling out, stop Thief, they ran, and the Prisoner was stopped.
George Horne depos'd, That he being upon the Watch, hearing the Prosecutor cry out, stop Thief, and seeing the Prisoner and two others running, he pursued them; two ran into Cheapside , and the Prisoner running up a turning , fell down, and he was stopp'd by the Constable.
The Constable depos'd, He stopp'd the Prisoner, and all the Evidences agreed that there were no Person then in the Lane but the Prosecutor, the Prisoner, and themselves , the other two of his Accomplices having gotten away; upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Prisoner was acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going along Chick-Lane about Twelve or One o'Clock at Night, the Prisoner stood over-against the End of an Alley, near the Kennel; that without either speaking a Word to him, or he to her, she push'd him down, and another Woman who was standing a little way in the Alley, came and kneel'd upon his Neck, and the Prisoner put her Hand in his Pocket and took out two Shillings, he saw her Hand come out of his Pocket, and heard the Money chink; that he struggled with her, and caught hold of her, and the other ran away; but he held her, and struck her several Blows with his Stick, and broke her Head, and calling out to the Watch, they came to his Assistance, and she was carried to the Watch-house.
William Bell , the Constable, depos'd, That the Prisoner and Prosecutor were brought by the Watchman to the Watch-house, that the Prisoner was very bloody, and the Prosecutor there charg'd her exactly as he did in Court, and did the same the next Morning before the Justice, and that the Prisoner did not deny it, but said, see how I am beat and abus'd .
Patrick Brunskel and Isaac Gulliford , the Watchmen, depos'd the same, and added, That hearing an outcry, they went and found the Prosecutor and Prisoner , and that he charg'd her with robbing him of 2 s. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Felony, but acquitted her of the Robbery .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was holding his Master's Horse in Fleet-street, he perceiv'd his Coat to move, and missing his Handkerchief, he pursued the Prisoner, and took him with the Handkerchief in his Hand; the Prisoner pretended he found the Handkerchief on the Ground; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d.
Edward Ryden , the 5th of September last .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he going into Dobson's Brandy-shop, in the Old-Bailey , he call'd for a Quartern of Brandy, and throwing down Half a Guinea on the Counter to pay for the Brandy, thinking it to be a Six-pence, he took it up, and put it into his Pocket again, and in a quarter of an Hour after he felt her Hand in his Pocket; and catching hold of her Hand, cry'd out, he was robb'd; that he call'd for a Constable, that one came, but he did not search her; upon a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, and took an Opportunity to take the Shirt, which was found upon her; that the Prisoner own'd the taking the Shirt, but did design to bring it her again, but being necessitated, did pawn it; the Jury acquitted her.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Money was taken out of his Box, in his House, and that the Prisoner, who was a Chair-Woman , confess'd that she did open the Box, and take out the Money; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Mary Edwards , of the Parish of Christ-Church, Spittle-Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 85 Yards of Camblet, value 4 l. 45 Yards of Stuff, value 35 s. 50 Yards of Rosetto, value 30 s. and other Goods, in the Warehouse of Alexander Lee , and Hester Spear , the 10th of this present October .
George Spear depos'd, That on the Morning of the Day laid in the Indictment, he hearing an out-cry about 5 or 6 in the Morning, that the House was Robb'd, he went and found the Prisoner there, and the Goods were found in her Apron under a Bed.
Alexander Lee depos'd, That the Prisoner had been employ'd to turn a Throwing-Mill in his Father-in-Law's Work-shop, and taking an Opportunity, got into the Warehouse, and took out the Goods, putting them into her Apron, and laid them under a Bed; and that being examined, she own'd, that she came in the Morning before, and having taken an Opportunity, the Warehouse-Door being left open, to take the Goods out of the Warehouse, carried them up into the Garret, and stay'd in the Garret all Night, to have carried them out the next Morning; that she did design to carry some away, but only two Pieces, because the whole six were too heavy.
Henry Elliot depos'd, He met the Prisoner coming down Stairs with something in her Apron, and her Shoes in her Hand, that he calling his Fellow-Prentice , she run up Stairs, and put them under his old Master's (deceas'd) Bed; and that being ask'd how she came in, said, she slipt in privately to get a Night's Lodging, her Sister having Lock'd her out of Doors.
George Pain depos'd, That he being call'd by the former Evidence, ask'd her, how she got in? she said, she got in as they were sitting by the Fire about Ten o'Clock at Night; that the Goods were his Master's, and were in the Warehouse, that he did not see the Prisoner have the Goods, but they were found under the Bed, where the Prisoner owned she had laid them.
The Prisoner did not deny her taking the Goods out of the Warehouse, but that she did design to have put them in again, and waited for an Opportunity so to do, and came down that Morning with a Design so to do. Upon a full hearing of the Evidence , the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10d.
Lydia Johnson , alias Morgan , of the Old Artillery-Ground , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Pair of Brass Sconces, 11 Pictures, value 20 l. two Stows, a Feather Bed and Chairs, and divers other Goods of Anne Pyson , in the Dwelling-House of - Cox , the 1st of August last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor having entrusted the Prisoner to pawn Goods for her, which were lock'd up in a Room, and that she pawned divers Goods, and converted
Anne Nailor , alias Westburn , of Norton-Falgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing four Yards of Bays, value 4 s. and four Yards of Linen Cloth, value 6 s. 4 d. the Goods of Edward Hall , the 3d of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10d.
Abigail Godson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Muslin Apron, value 5 s. and a Holland Shirt, value 15 s. the Goods of George Westcoat , and a Holland Apron, value 5 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Allen , the 19th of September last. The Fact not being proved to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Journeyman to the Prosecutor, and the Boards which the latter swore to be his, were found in the Prisoner's Possession.
The Prisoner call'd several Persons who had known him for 12 or 14 Years, who gave him a very honest Character; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Shop to buy a Knot, and took the opportunity to steal a Piece of Ribbon, and he took it out of her Coat.
The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That she having taken three Pieces of Ribbon out of the Box to look at them, and having laid them on the Counter, and the Prosecutor giving the Box a push, it fell into her Coat that was pinned up; but the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, He lost the Sheep out of his Ground, and upon enquiry found the Skins at Mr. Mills's a Felt-monger, in Barnaby-street, who said, he had bought them in Bloomsbury-Market, of the Prisoner, a Butcher .
There were several Evidences who depos'd, That after the Prisoner had been apprehended, and charg'd with stealing the Sheep, he pull'd out Money, and offer'd to pay for the Sheep, saying, it was the first Fact of that Nature that he ever had committed.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and pleaded, that he bought the Sheep of a Drover near the five Mile Slad, but could not prove it; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor was the Prisoner's Father; and the Mother depos'd, That she had always liv'd at Home with them, but having got into ill Company, had made it her common Practice to come Home and get what she could, and go away. That they desir'd she might be Transported for fear of her coming to an ill End, and the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Edward Davis depos'd, That he having received his Wages at the Pay-Table, it being Saturday Night, and he being in Drink, was going along Holbourn, the Prisoner ask'd him to give her a Dram, and that he did go with
There were other Evidences of their drinking two Quarterns of Gin in a Room together, and of the Prosecutor's charging her with taking his Watch.
The Prisoner did not deny her having the Watch, but pleaded, That he gave it her to hold in pledge for half a Crown that he was to give her for having carnal Conversation with her, he refusing to give her the Money first, and telling her, that he never us'd to give a Woman any thing before hand, and that afterwards he would not give her the Half Crown, and therefore she would not give him the Watch.
The Prosecutor deny'd his giving the Watch on any such Account; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being in a Night Cellar, near Charing-Cross , the Prisoner being where, offer'd to light him Home, that this was about Four o'Clock in the Morning; that when he went out of the Night Cellar he had his Money, and he had it after he was in the Street, and that as they were going along the Street, the Prisoner carried him to a Brandy-shop, and he telling the Prisoner he would make him Drink, but that he had neither Silver nor Brass; that thereupon the Prisoner lent him three Pence, which he promised to pay him when he came Home to his House; that while the Woman was drawing the Liquor, the Prisoner then standing by his Side, he on a sudden slipt away, and feeling for his Money, found it was gone; that no other Person was near him but the Prisoner from the time he came out of the Night Cellar, till he miss'd his Money at the Brandy-shop; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Candlesticks; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.
Thomas Cooper , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Ounces of Silver Filings , the Property of Daniel Skinner , the 12th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd by the Prisoner's Confession, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Richard Davis depos'd, That he taking Notice that the Prisoner and another were lurking about the Prosecutor's Door, he suspecting them, watch'd them, and saw the Prisoner go into the Shop, and take a Hat; that he immediately seiz'd him with the Hat, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Robert Wood depos'd, That he being at Alderman Biller's Office, he miss'd his Handkerchief, and speaking of it, the Alderman order'd the Hatch to be shut, that those that were there might be search'd, and was inform'd by the next Evidence, that the Prisoner had it.
The Prisoner pleaded, that the Handkerchief was taken up by one South , that desir'd him to go to Sir William Billers , who gave it to him to put in his Pocket, he having none himself; after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.
Eleanor Davis , of the Parish of St. Faith's was indicted for feloniously stealing a Loin of Lamb, the Property of John Bennet , a Goose of Thomas Stephens , a dead Cock and Hen, a Leg of Mutton, and three Pieces of Beef , the Goods of a Person unknown, the 10th of this Instant October .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being observ'd to lurk about Newgate-Market , a Person suspecting her, watched her, and seeing her take the Goose off from a Stall, seiz'd her, and found all the different Things upon her; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Elizabeth Jackson , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing six Pewter Plates, a Dressing-Glass, and other Goods, value 40 s. the Goods of Henry Blake , the 29th of August last.
It appear'd from the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Girl taken from the Work-house, that she had liv'd there but three Days before she took an opportunity to steal the Goods, and ran away; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
William Fitzer , and George Reeves , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Coffee-Pot , the Goods of a Person unknown; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was an Apprentice to the Prosecutor, and having gotten a Key that would open a Trunk, where the Money was in a Purse, in all fifty Guineas, out of which, at times, he took five Guineas, by half a Guinea at a time, and the last time, which was the 19th of September, he took three Guineas; that he being tax'd with the Fact, and stripp'd and search'd, he ran up Stairs, laid a Purse that came out of the same Draw upon a Shelf by the Stairs, and ran out of Doors with nothing but his Shirt on; after he was apprehended, he confess'd the Fact as before related; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having employ'd the Prisoner to mend two Cane Chairs, that he bringing them home, he and his Wife having been telling some Money, dropt a Guinea, that no Body was in the Room but the Prisoner, and that when he was going out, the Guinea was gone; that as he was going out, he call'd to his Wife to stop him, for he had got the Guinea; that the Prisoner was search'd, but no Guinea was found, and he believ'd he might have it in his Mouth; that he desir'd his Pay-Master Serjeant might he sent for, that when he came, he desir'd him to pay him (the Prosecutor) a Guinea, and he would deduct it out of his Pay, that the Serjeant desir'd to speak with the Prisoner by himself, and afterwards came out in a great Passion, and said, they might take him to the Devil if they would, he had got the Guinea in his damn'd Guts, and he would never appear for him.
This was likewise confirm'd by the Prosecutor's Wife, who added, That she saw the Prisoner take the Guinea up.
The Pay-Master Serjeant, Mr. Crawford depos'd, That the Prisoner did always deny that he had the Guinea; and also he deny'd that he said to the Prosecutor, that the Prisoner had the Guinea in his damn'd Guts .
The Right Honourable the Earl of Albermarl, Colonel Hamilton, and Captain Southly, gave him a very good Character; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
John Fox , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 39 s. the Goods of George Sully , the 3d of this Instant October ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Aaron Johnson , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt , the Property of John Trebent , the 2d of this Instant October ; but no Body appearing against him. he was acquitted .
Thomas Wilcox , of Allhallows Staining , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Lock, 212 lb. of Iron, and 26 lb. of Lead, the Goods of Edward Bridgen , Esq ; and four Hand-Saws, and divers other Carpenter's Tools , the Property of several Persons, as John Thompson , Thomas Sanger , William White , John Griffin , and William Hall , the 7th of September last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Tools were lost from some Buildings in Mark-Lane , and that the Prisoner being suspected, and apprehended, he confess'd where he had hid the Goods and Tools, and they were found accordingly in Billiter-Lane; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
James Rogers and Benjamin Belmosset , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , were indicted for assaulting John Broom , in a Common Passage, call'd Rose Alley , near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Cloth Coat, value 40s. a Hat, value 2 s. and 12 s. in Money , the 8th of January last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he passing through Rose-Alley about Eight o'Clock at Night, he was assaulted by the Prisoners, who knocked him down, and took from him his Hat, his Coat, and 12s. in Money. This Evidence being ask'd, If he were sure the Prisoners were the Persons who Robbed him? reply'd, He was positive the Prisoners were the Persons, that he had the opportunity to see them very plainly, it being just under the Lamp, that Belmosset knocked him down, and Rogers took the Money out of his Pocket, and both the Prisoners pull'd off his Coat, that they were five or six Minutes in Robbing him; that having done, they ran away, and left him in a very bloody Condition.
Elizabeth Caffey depos'd, That she Dwelling in Hand-Alley, near the Place where the Fact was committed, and hearing a Noise, went out, and found the Prosecutor standing against the Wall, that he bled very much, that she took him to her House, wash'd him, and her Husband lent him a Hat and Coat, and went Home with him; this was also confirm'd by John Caffey .
The Prosecutor being ask'd, How it came about that the Fact being committed so long since that the Prisoners were not prosecuted till this time? reply'd, That he had not the opportunity of taking them; that he had an opportunity of seeing them on the 30th of May last, as he was passing near the Hog-House in Church-Lane, he seeing four Men coming up the Road from Stepney, he knew the Prisoners, but did not dare to take any Notice of them, there being no Body ready to assist him; that he follow'd them at a Distance towards Rag-Fair, but they turning suddenly into an Alley, he lost sight of them, but upon inquiry got some Intelligence of them, but had not the opportunity of apprehending them till the 14th of September; that he accidentally saw Rogers in a Brandy-Shop, and immediately call'd a Constable, and apprehended him, and that some time afterwards, being in Mr. White's, the Constable's Shop, Belmosset pass'd by, and they went out and seiz'd him.
William White depos'd, That the Prosecutor came to him, and call'd him to assist him in taking Rogers, and that he describing the other Prisoner Belmosset , he bid him come to his Shop, and he would have the opportunity of seeing several such Persons pass by; that he did so, and that when Belmosset pass'd by the Shop, the Prosecutor said, he was one of the Persons who had Robb'd him.
The Prosecutor was positive the Prisoners were the Persons who Robbed him; and they having nothing to say to invalidate his Evidence, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Eleanor Hudson and Anne Read , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, value 3l.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he meeting with the Prisoners, they went in to drink together at the Valiant Trooper , over-against Rose and Crown Court, that there he pulling out his Watch, put it in his Hat which lay on the Table, and that the Watch was taken away by the Prisoners, who went off with it; that apprehending the Prisoners the next Morning, Eleanor Hudson confess'd that the Watch was pawned for half a Guinea, and they had 5s. 3d. a Piece. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as she was coming Home from a Meeting, the 6th of September, between 6 and 7 o'Clock in the Evening, the Prisoner met her, and ask'd her, whether she was going? That she answer'd him, she was going Home; and he asked her where she liv'd, and such like Discourse. When they came to the Bridge, he dragged her down Kingston-Lane , and she crying out, he caught her bold by the Throat, and swore, D - n her, if she made any Noise, he had a Knife in his Pocket, and would cut her Throat from Ear to Ear; that she did endeavour to cry out all she could, but he holding her by the Throat, she could not; that he held her so long till she was almost strangled, and had neither Voice nor Strength; that thus dragging her out of the main Road into Kingston-Lane , he threw her down on a grassy Place, where was a rising, with her Head lying among the Bushes, and punch'd her on the Stomach several times to stop her Breath, and there lay with her, and had carnal Knowledge of her Body - Being ask'd, If she did resist and cry out? she reply'd She did cry out as long as she could, and struggled as long as she was able, but he stopping her Breath, by holding her Throat so long, and so hard, that she had no Power to cry out, nor strive any longer; and the Prisoner with repeated Oaths threatened to cut her Throat from Ear to Ear. - She being ask'd, How it was at last? she reply'd, There was Wet within. That the Prisoner said when he went away, that that was his way, but he liv'd an Hundred Miles off, threatening, if she offer'd to come after him, he would cut her Throat from Ear to Ear. - Being ask'd, If she had known the Prisoner before? she answer'd, She had no Acquaintance with him, though he liv'd at Field-Heath , not much above half a Mile off.
There were several Evidences, who were Neighbours, depos'd, That the Prosecutor came to a Neighbour's House at Hillendon under a very great Disorder, complaining of her being dragged into the Lane, and abused by the Prisoner, who all gave her the Character of a modest sober Girl.
Robert Jones , her Father, depos'd, That when she came Home at about 8 o'Clock, she complain'd, that the Prisoner had offer'd Violence to her, had almost choak'd her, and lay with her; that she had resisted to the utmost of her Power, but being almost choaked, she could not have the Liberty of her Breath.
Elizabeth Jones , the Mother, depos'd, That when her Daughter came home, she was very much frighted, and being led into a Neighbour's House, she was sent for, and she could scarce speak, and she fainted away; that they gave her Water, and other Things to recover her. - She being ask'd, How old her Daughter was? answer'd, She was 18 Years of Age.
Thomas Prosser depos'd, That he going between Hillendon and Uxbridge between 7 and 8 o'Clock, that it was neither Dark nor Light, but so that he could see but a very little way off, and did hear several shrieks, and call'd out, but was not answer'd, and look'd down the Lane, saw no Body, but heard the found of some Person treading in the Lane; but seeing no Body, went to Hillendon , and gave Notice of it. - Being ask'd, How far he was from the Place where the Fact is said to have been committed? he reply'd, He thought it might be 150 Yards.
William Cooper , an Apothecary, depos'd, That he was sent for after this had happen'd, and he found the Prosecutor was attended with Convulsion Fits, and was in one when he came to the House, and continued Ill for 9 or 10 Days after, and that he saw Marks of Violence upon her, that she had a Tumour in her Throat, which he suppos'd might be caus'd by pinching; that it grew to a very hard Swelling, and that he thought it would break.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd some Persons.
Anne Ashley depos'd, That the Prosecutor was brought to her House that Evening, that there was a great Uproar, that her Door being open, she was led in, and there was a great many Persons, Men and Women, and that she said a Man had dragg'd her into Kingston-Lane , but she did not hear her say he had ravish'd her, and she was not willing to ask her the Question; that she look'd round her, and her Clothes were not dirty; others said it was a very dirty Lane, and it had been a very rainy Day, that Day, till 3 o'Clock in the Afternoon; and Kingston-Lane is a very dirty Lane, others said, on the other hand, that the Lane was passable enough, and however that there were rising places in it that were dry.
The Prisoner call'd some Persons to his Character; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.
George Beavis , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 145 Guineas, 15 Broad Pieces, 3 twenty Shilling Pieces, a 4 Pistole Piece, two Watches, divers Gold Rings, a Silver Tobacco Box, and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Samuel Gillum , the 8th of September last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor was Uncle to the Prisoner, who took an opportunity while his Uncle was abroad to get into his House, and stole the Money, &c. The Prisoner did not deny the Fact. it being plainly proved, and the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner being Journeyman to the Prosecutor, took the Goods, part of which were found where he had pawn'd them; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner coming into the Prosecutor's House to drink a Gill of Wine, and being in the Kitchin, took the Spoon, and went away with it; but it being presently miss'd, he was pursued, and taken with the Spoon in his Pocket. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.
James Hughs depos'd, That the Prisoner came to the Union Coffee-house , and went to the Pegs where Gentlemen hang their Cloaks, took the Cloak off from the Peg, and went away with it; but being pursued, was taken with the Cloak.
The Prisoner did not deny the taking of the Cloak, but pleaded, he was disorder'd in his Senses; but that did not avail him, it not appearing he was so when he committed the Fact, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Alice Latimer , depos'd, That she met the Prisoner running down Stairs with a Watch in her Hand, and the Prosecutor following her. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury acquitted her of privately taking, and found her Guilty of the Felony to the Value of 10 d. only .
Stephen Mallard and George Reeves , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Bar, value 20 d. the Property of Simon Mitchell , Esq ; the 8th of September last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was intrusted to look after the Prosecutor's House, while the Family was absent, and that she took several Things, and pawn'd them; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
But it appearing by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor was very drunk at the time when he charged the Prisoner with taking away the Wig from him, so that he did not know what he did, and that he might very probably lose the Wig, and deposing several Circumstances that rendered it improbable that he should take the Wig; and he having a good Character given him, the Jury acquitted him.
Dorothy Thompson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 s. 6 d. the Money of John Horn , the 29th of September last; but the Fact not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.
John Griffin , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Iron Bars, value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of George Lloyd , the 3d of August last; but the Proof of the Fact upon the Prisoner not being to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted him.
Jane Lane and Phillis Miller , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Stays, value 35 s. and other Goods, in the Dwelling-House of Hannah Leach , the 29th of September last; the Fact not being plainly prov'd against Miller, she was acquitted , but found Lane Guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Tankard was hid in a Rabbit-loft belonging to the Prisoner, in a Hole between the Floor and the Cieling; but there being no Proof that the Prisoner took it, or knew any thing of it, and there being a Communication, by a Trap-Door out of another House, into that Garret, and she also having a good Character, the Jury acquitted her.
Benjamin Clark , jun. and John Willis , of St. Leonard Foster-Lane , were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Gowns, 2 Petticoats, Stays, and other wearing Apparel, the Goods of Mary Mare , in the Dwelling-House of Benjamin Clark , sen. the 23d of August last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor left a Trunk of Goods in the Prisoner's Father's House, and that they were taken away by the Prisoner Clark; and that some of them were pawn'd by Willis; the stealing of the Goods was plainly prov'd upon Clark, and also by his own Confession; but no Evidence of Willis's having any concern in the stealing them, but that of Clark, who would seign have fix'd that upon him; and he producing
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop under pretence of buying a Handkerchief, and took an opportunity to steal 6, which were found in her Petticoat that was pinned up; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
, of St. Michael Cornhill , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Bower of a Linen Handkerchief , the 5th of this Instant October ; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d.
Mary Vaughan , alias Dyer , and Sarah Dyer , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for privately taking from the Person of Benjamin Thatcher , a Coat, Waistcoat, Hat and Wig, Shoes, Tobacco Box, and 17 s. in Money , the 13th of this Instant October .
Benj Thatcher depos'd, That being much in Drink, he met Susannah Addison , but could not say where it was he met with her, and that he was carried by her, as he found the next Morning, to the Prisoners House, and be there found himself stripp'd, and left in a manner naked, but did not know who Robbed him; but getting a Warrant for Susannah Addison, she before Alderman Billers confess'd how he was Robbed.
Susannah Addison depos'd, That she met the Prosecutor in Sea-Coal-Lane, near Fleet-Ditch, and carried him to the Prisoners House, that he was very much fuddled, and there they drank Drams, and that she left him below, and went up to Bed, and the next Morning she heard him cry out he was starv'd, and found him sitting upon the Stairs almost naked, having nothing on but his Breeches and Stockings; and that she saw Sarah Dyer coming out with the Clothes, saying to her Mother, she was going to carry them to pawn; that her Mother made answer, I have hid the Tobacco Box in the Shoes in the Cellar, and that Sarah Dyer said she had put the 17 s. in the Chest of Drawers.
The Constable depos'd, That Susannah Addison being taken up, and carried to the Compter, desired to be made an Evidence.
Mr. Hether depos'd, That going to the Prisoners House, they searching in the Cellar, did there find the Shoes and Tobacco Box hidden under some Rubbish.
Mary Vanghan deny'd that the Prosecutor and Addison were at her House, or that she knew any thing of this Clothes, Shoes, &c. and said, that it was not at her House that the Prosecutor was found the next Morning, it being on a Pair of Stairs that are common to her House and the next, there being but one Door to two Houses; that in the Morning when she found the Prosecutor in that Condition, she took him in, made a Fire, and sent for his Wife to bring him some Clothes.
Charles Tisdel , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 1000 lb. Weight of Linen Rags, a Pair of Scales, and Iron and Leaden Weights, in the Warehouse of William Atkinson ; which Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10 d.
Robert Stader , of Christ-Church, Spittle-Fields , and Thomas Stader , of White-Chapel , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing 8 lb. of Bengall Silk, value 4 l. the Goods of Stephen Sydenham , the 17th of September last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That Robert Stader being a Covenant Servant to the Prosecutor, took the opportunity of carrying away Bobbins of Silk a Nights when he went from Work; and having got the Silk wound off, did bring back the empty Bobbins in the Morning to make up the Number of Bobbins delivered out to him to throw; and that the Prosecutor finding a Bale of Silk fall short, and suspecting the Prisoner, search'd his Father's House, where he found three full Bobbins in a Box, of which Thomas Stader , the Father, had the Key; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them Guilty to the value of 4s. 10d.
Walter Lloyd depos'd, That the Cock and Hen were in a Garden where the Prisoner and four others were, that the Cock and Hen was then there, and when they were gone, the Fowls were missing, but he could not charge it upon the Prisoner; there being no good gound for the Indictment, as well as no Proof against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him, and order'd him a Copy of his Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence that Jane Dalloon being Servant to the Prosecutor, and going away early in the Morning, carried away the Goods, and was married in one of the Suits of Apparel, and afterwards sold some of the Goods in Rag-Fair; the Fact was plainly prov'd against the Woman, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39s. but there being no Proof of her new Husband's being privy to the stealing of the Goods, he was acquitted .
Ellis Tuner , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Duroy Waistcoat and Breeches, value 3s. the Goods of James Cheshire , the 30th of July last; but it not appearing that the Prisoner took them with a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him.
Anne Woolley and Hannah Nichols , of St. Clement's Danes , were indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods , the Property of Elizabeth Davis , the 1st of August last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .
James Williamson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Shoes , the Goods of John Warden , the 22d of September last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
Margaret Starling , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tea Spoon, value 2 s. the Property of John Swanson , the 11th of September last; but the Fact not being proved to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.
Anne Johnson , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, value 10 s. the Goods of Patrick Scully , the 2 d of this Instant October; but the Jury not thinking the Proof against the Prisoner sufficient, acquitted her.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he meeting Katherine Cannon in the Hay Market, they went to drink at one Austin's, in Monmouth-Court, that Mary Watson bringing in Geneva, sat down by him, that he laying his Watch on the Table, Cannon ran away with it; the Fact was plainly prov'd that they were both concern'd in taking the Watch, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10 d. each .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had lost 16 Guineas, being in Company with the Prisoner, and telling his Money, the Prisoner put her Hand under his Arm, and took a Guinea, and put it in her Sleeve, and that it was taken from her by Mr. Brown.
Prichard Brown depos'd, That as they were going along Bishopsgate-Street, the Prosecutor being Drunk, the Prisoner and another, who has since absconded, took him one by one Arm, and the other by the other, and led him to their Lodging in Old Bedlam , in an Alley, and there the Prosecutor pulling out his Money for what they had, the Prisoner did take up a Guinea and put it in her Sleeve; but she gave it to him (this Evidence) saying, she took it to be but a Halfpenny; and that the Prosecutor being very drunk, he could not get him home, and he leaving him there, he lost 16 Guineas.
Mary Butler depos'd, That the former Evidence coming to her, she living near the Prisoners , and he wanting a Candle, and telling her that his Friend had a great deal of Money, and they had got a Guinea from him, she said, he should take Care they did not take the rest; that he answer'd her, that it was no Matter if he did lose all his Money, it would make him take Care how he went a Whoring again, and that he said he could alledge nothing against the Prisoner, but that his Friend had given her a Guinea instead of a Half-penny.
The Prisoner pleaded, The Prosecutor gave her the Guinea instead of a Half-penny to buy a Candle, and that he had it again; that the other Person who got the 16 Guineas was gone off, and so the Prisoner was acquitted .
Elizabeth Hickman , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Lovet , the 19th of September last, and feloniously taking two Bags, value 2 d. 6 Guineas, and 5 s. in Silver , the Property of the said Thomas Lovet.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That in the Morning he found his Door open, which he was sure was Lock'd the Night before, and that his Money was gone, which lay in a Drawer in a little Scrutore; that he found some Person had come in at the Sash-Window in the Yard, the Blind being thrown in the Middle of the Yard, but did not know who had done it, till complaining to Mr. Little, his next Neighbour, he told him, that his Servant, Elizabeth Hickman , had come to him the Night before at about 11 o'Clock, and desired him to let her go through his House and Yard to go to her Master's House, she having said out late, and not being willing to disturb the Family; that he did let her in, knowing that she was his Servant , but not knowing that she was discharg'd from his Service, which she had been but a few Days before; and that the Constable, who apprehended her, gave him the Bag, in which the Silver was; that he having been inform'd that she kept Company with some Hampstead Coachmen, made enquiry after her, and she was apprehended.
Thomas Richards , the Constable depos'd, That he apprehended her drinking in an Alehouse at Hampstead, and the Bag in which the Prosecutor's Silver was lying under the Bench, just by where the Prisoner sat; that enquiring of the Landlord, he told him, she had just paid the Reckoning, and had given him a Guinea to change; that sh e did afterwards confess, that the Guinea was her
Mr. Little depos'd, That the Prisoner knock'd at his Door between 10 and 11 o'Clock, and said, she liv'd at the next Door, desiring him to let her go through, which he did, not knowing that she was gone away from the Prosecutor's Service; that he saw her in his Yard, and some of the Pales that parted his Yard from the Prosecutor's being broken down, she went (as is suppos'd) to the Prosecutor's House.
Thomas Atkins depos'd, That when the Prisoner was apprehended the next Morning, she had but 22 s. of the Money left; and being examined what was become of the Remainder of the Money, she said, she had spent 3 l. in Punch over-against St. Giles's Church, and that she had given the Man of the House a Guinea to conceal her in his House that Night, he knowing she had stole the Money from her Master. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Felony, but acquitted her of the Burglary .
and Thomas Rivers , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Nicholas Fenwick , Esq ; and stealing divers Pieces of Plate to the Value of 85 l. 19 s. Holland Shirts, value 20 l. and other Goods of the said Nicholas Fenwick , Esq; the 8th of September last.
Mr. Fenwick depos'd, That on the 7th of September last, at Night, his House was made fast, the Door lock'd, &c. and about Two o'Clock in the Morning his Wife waked him, telling him, she heard a Noise or Bustling, in the House; that he listened for some time, but not hearing any Noise he went to Sleep again; that in the Morning his Servant John Trotman told him that the House had been Robb'd, that going to the Beaufet , and the Corner-Cupboard, he found the Plate was taken away, that going into a Back-Parlour, which they seldom went into, he found the Window open; but observing it, and perceiving no force to have been used to open it, he guess'd it must be done by some of his own Family, he suspected his Footman, and one of his Maids, but enquiring among their Friends, found them honest People, and having no Proof against them, they were not committed to Prison, but permitted to stay in his House. And having advertis'd his Plate, he had Intelligence where some of it was, and finding that it had been pawn'd by Thomas Rivers , he got a Warrant, and searching his Lodging, found a Letter sent by C - J - directed, To Thomas Rivers , Glover, in Guy's-Court, in Vinegar-Yard, in Drury-Lane, in which were these Words.
Let me see you at Seven o'Clock to Morrow Morning, at the Postern-Spring , Tower-Hill, be sure.
C - J -
That there was a Bundle of the Linen found in Rivers's Lodging , and the Plate in a Box at the White-Horse-Inn in Fleet-Street, by the Information of John Girst ; that Rivers had one of his. (the Prosecutor's) Shirts on his Back when he was apprehended.
Charles Burket depos'd, The Shirt was taken off of Rivers's Back at the Justice's House, and that John Girst had another of the Prosecutor's Shirts on when he was taken; and that some of the Prosecutor's Lace was taken out of Rivers's Breeches.
Henry Grub , the Pawn-Broker, depos'd, That on Tuesday, the 8th of September, Rivers brought him 56 Ounces of Plate about 1 or 2 o'Clock, and he let him have 13 l. upon it; that he sent to enquire of his Landlord and Landlady, that the Prisoner told him he kept a Wine Vault; that upon the Advertisement he got a Warrant to apprehend him.
John Girst depos'd, That on Friday in the Afternoon, before the Robbery was committed, a Letter came directed to Thomas Rivers from the Prisoner to meet him; that he opened the Letter, and read it to him; that the Prisoner went, and came back by Noon, and said it was a very handsome House; that he afterwards went with Rivers to meet C - in East-Smithfield, that there was a Candle brought, and he refus'd it; that they having drank there, went away, and stood and talk'd at the Corner of a Street,
John Holland depos'd, That the Sunday before the Robbery, the Prisoners and Girst came to her House; that C - came about 6 o'Clock, to ask, if two Men had not been to enquire for him, and about an Hour after Rivers and Girst came, and C - came again, and she brought them a Candle , and C - refus'd to have it.
The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found Rivers Guilty of the Indictment. Death . But as to C - , they brought their Verdict in Special .
Mary Richards , alias Dewd, alias Devedy, alias Meercliff , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously uttering and vending one Deer-Skin dress'd, and stamp'd with a false counterfeit Stamp, knowing it to be forg'd and counterfeit .
She was likewise indicted a second time for feloniously offering to Sale 6 Sheep skins, mark'd with a false counterfeit Stamp, knowing the Stamp to be Counterfeit .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner did sell one Deer-skin mark'd with a counterfeit Stamp; but it not being proved that she knew them to be false and counterfeit, she was acquitted .
Mary Hall , alias Stanley, alias Sullivan , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Diamond Ear-Rings, value 25 l. from the Person of Matth.ias Knegg , and Mary Harvey , alias Machieg , and Isabel Eaton , alias Gwin , for receiving and harbouring the said Mary Sullivan , and receiving the said Goods, knowing them to be stolen .
John Vanderwest depos'd, That about 2, 3, or 4 Months ago, he could not be certain as to the time he was with the said Matthias Knegg at Mrs. Eaton's at the Crown Tavern , and that he pull'd out a Pair of Diamond Ear Rings, and they were put into Mrs. Eaton's Ears, but the said Matthias Knegg had them again, and he put them into his Breeches Pocket; that Mary Sullivan was there, and went into a private Room with him, and when he came out again, he said, he had been Robbed by her of his Rings, that Sullivan being too quick for them, got away, and he got a Warrant from Justice Lambert to take her up; that Matthias Knegg went several times to have got the Rings again, but could not meet with Sullivan, she absconding .
Mary Watson depos'd, That Sullivan was Lock'd up in Mary Harvey 's House, and that the German, Matthias Knegg, came several times about the Rings, and that Harvey said he should have them again for ten Guineas; that she attending upon Sullivan, as she was walking about the Room, she held out her Fingers, saying, had she but the Money that she had div'd with them Fingers, she would soon leave England; but of all the Pockets that ever she had picked, she had met with name like the German's, for he had knocks in them that had even her Fingers; and that
Jacob Lebat desired that Mr. Knegg should take up Sullivan for stealing his Ear-rings by a Warrant from Justice Lambert; but Mary Harvey came with a Mob, and rescued her: The Prisoners denied the Fact, and called some Evidences, who depos'd, that the Prisoner had given the Ear-rings to Mary Sullivan , upon which the Jury acquitted the Prisoners.
Hugh Morris , Robert Johnson and James Bryan , alias Brien, alias Obrien , of St. Mary le Savoy , were indicted for assaulting Jane Kidd on the King's Highway, putting her in fear of her Life, and taking from her one Gold Ring, set with Diamonds, value 15 l. 15 s. one Diamond Ring, value 4 l. one Gold Ring set with a Ruby, value 3 l. one other set with a Garnet, and with Diamonds, other Goods, one Guinea, and 6 s. 6 d. in Money , the 18th of July last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That she being in a Coach about 3 o'Clock in the Morning, over-against the Savoy-Gate , the Coach was stopp'd, and she saw five Men, two of which came one on each side of the Coach, and put in Pistols, and one of them came into the Coach, and cut off her Pocket, in which was at Snuff-Box, in which were the Rings; but she could not swear to their Faces, tho' it was then Day-light; but did believe that Obrien was one of them that held a Pistol into the Coach.
Bernard Fink depos'd, That they went out together the Night before to Rob, and meeting with the Coach, William Yates , alias Warrington , stopp'd it, having Robb'd a Gentleman before; that there were 2 Gentlewomen in the Coach, and James Obriens and Hugh Morris put Pistols into the Coach, and bid them deliver, and open'd the Coach Door, and he (this Evidence) went in, and cut off the two Ladies Pockets, and having took the Things out of the Pockets, they flung the Pockets away into Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , and the Things were distributed among them, and that the Prisoners, and the others, had each of them a Ring, which they wore on their Fingers when they went to Windsor; that Johnson had a Ring with one Stone, and 6 Sparks round it; that Brian had a Ruby Ring with 2 Sparks on each Side; and Morris had a green Stone, which he lost upon the Road to Windsor; that this was on Saturday about 3 o'Clock in the Morning, and one Ring was given to Johnson's Wife to pawn, and was pawn'd the same Day, and he (this Evidence) had two Guineas for his Share of a Watch that was sold, and the Ring was sold for three Guineas and a half.
William Yates, alias Warrington depos'd the same that the former Evidence had done, and added, That while they were Robbing the Coach, three Soldiers coming along, they went to them, and presenting their Pistols, and threatning to shoot them through the Head if they offer'd to molest them, they turned down a turning by the Savoy. The Prisoners denying their being present at the Commission of the Robbery, he added, That they were all there, that they had been together almost all that Day, and had been drinking at the King's-Head near Brook's-Market, and afterwards at a Coffee-house in Covent-Garden, that they had Robb'd three Gentlemen before.
John Smith depos'd, That Mr. Poplet came to borrow a Pair of Pistols, in order to pursue some Rogues that had Robb'd at Hockley in the Hole; that arriving at Windsor, they saw Morris and Bryan in Prescot-Street , just going into an Inn, that each of them had a Pistol in his Pocket; that seizing them, Morris would have been made an Evidence, and told him , that the other three were at Datchet ; that then he sent Poplet to Datchet to secure them, while he said to secure the other two.
- Poplet depos'd, That he went to Datchet, and getting Assistance , going to an Inn , enquir'd for the Prisoners, but the Landlord deny'd them; that going up Stairs, they broke open a Door, and found Warrington , Johnson and Fink all in Bed together, with their Breeches under the Bolster, and-two Pistols loaded lay between the Breeches and the Bolster; that they apprehended them, and found the Rings upon their Finger, according to the former Evidence.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That those were the Rings of which she had been Robb'd.
The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and their being in Company with Fink and Warrington ;
Ferrers Obrien , the Prisoner's Father, depos'd the same; but being ask'd by the Court, how he knew it was the time when the Robbery was committed, said it was the Friday Night, the 17th Day of the Month, but could not tell what Month it was.
Elizabeth Felton depos'd, That she had also supp'd that Night with the Prisoner, that they had been drinking Scotch Ale very freely, and the Prisoner Obrien went to Bed very much fuddled at 3 o'Clock in the Morning, and then the Prisoner's Father went home with her.
Mary Jones depos'd, That as to the Ring that Bryan had, she lent it him, that it had been given her by Warrington that Saturday Morning about 8 o'Clock, and half an Hour after she lent it to Bryan for 2 or 3 Days, he being going to Windsor; but the Jury not giving credit to these Evidences, the Jury found them all three Guilty of the Indictment. Death .
These Prisoners were also indicted a second time for taking a Pocket, and 4 s. in Money, &c. from Margaret Lecroy at the same time. This Prosecutor being in the Coach with the former, the Evidences to this Fact were the same as to the former; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found them all Guilty of this Indictment likewise.
They were all three indicted a third time for Assaulting and Robbing Abraham Reynardson , Esq ; and taking from him a Silver-hilted Sword, a Gold Watch, a Gold-headed Cane, and 6 s. in Money , the 16th of July last. The Evidences to this Fact were the same as to the others.
Mr. Reynardson depos'd, That as he was walking Home near the Turnstile in Holbourn , two pass'd by him, and the third turn'd up on him, and collaring him, the rest came back again, and Robbed him of the Things mentioned in the Indictment.
Warrington depos'd, That the Prisoners and Fink, with himself, committed the Robbery; that himself and Johnson pass'd the Prosecutor, and Bryan collar'd him, and put a Pistol to his Head, and Morris was a little way behind; that Bryan took the Watch, and Fink took the Money out of his Pocket, and Johnson his Silver-hilted Sword and Cane.
Mary Warrington depos'd, That Huky Morris came to her House the Morning (before they were taken up on the Sunday) at Four o'Clock, and all the three Prisoners were there, and also Fink and her Husband; and her Husband gave her a Gold Watch, and a Gold-headed Cane, and that about 7 or 8 o'Clock they came again, and shew'd her 4 Diamond Rings, and Bryan had 2 of them; they told her they were going to Windsor to fetch a Wife of Bryan's, and she saw them get on Horseback. The Fact likewise being plainly proved, the Jury found them Guilty of this Indictment also.
Hugh Morris and John Budget , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of Margaret Walton , in the Night-time, and stealing 41 Linen Aprons, and 40 Silk Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Elizabeth Justee , the 12th of June last; part of the Goods stolen being found upon Morris, he was found Guilty of Felony ; but there being no Proof against Budget but the Evidence of Fink the Accomplice, he was acquitted .
John Williams , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for the Murther of Joseph Hastings , by giving him several mortal Bruises with an Unicorn's Horn, the 17th of August last, of which Bruises and Wounds he languished till the 28th of the same Month, and then Died .
Charles Wentworth depos'd to the same Purpose as the former Evidence had done, adding, That he had never seen so vile and barbarous a Thing done in his Life; that afterwards they got the Deceas'd out of the Ground, and he went away in a very bloody Condition, and shut the Prisoner in, to keep him from following the Deceas'd; that he went several times to see the Deceas'd after, and he always complain'd that he was very Ill, that he was not able to lift himself up; that he had been bruis'd very much, and that he saw him after he was Dead, and found his Head had been broke, and his Head and Face bruis'd in five places, and that his private Parts were bruis'd, and look'd like a piece of Neck-Beef.
John Hamilton depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner bring the Horn into the Skettle-ground , and he ask'd the Deceas'd, if he would sell it, and he answer'd, he would not, and desir'd him to give him his Horn again, that the Prisoner said, he would not, upon which the Deceas'd said, he would make him give him his Horn; whereupon the Prisoner said, he was a fancy Son of a B - h, and if he spoke two Words more he would knock him down with it, and drove the Horn to his Neck, and struck up his Heels, and he fell against a Brick-Wall, that he lay about two Minutes, or two Minutes and a half as if dead, and then open'd his Eyes, and said, am I to be beat thus by such a Son of a B - h as you; that then the Prisoner flew to him, and then the People of the House came out of the House, and took the Horn from him, and then he kick'd the Deceas'd on the Belly and Stomach.
The Deceas'd's Wife depos'd, That when her Husband went out that Day, he was in perfect Health, as ever he was in his Life to her Knowledge; that he came Home in a sad Condition, violently bruis'd and bloody; that he always complain'd of his Head, and his Stomach, and always imputed his Illness to the Injury he had receiv'd from the Prisoner, and to nothing else; that his Head was broke, the Mark of a Foot on his Face, and a Bruise the side of his Neck and Throat.
Mrs. Waller depos'd, That she look'd after the Deceas'd in his Illness, and he was much Bruis'd, and continually cry'd out of his Head and his Stomach , and said, the Prisoner had kill'd him.
Mr. Smith, a Surgeon, depos'd , That he being order'd by the Parish to attend the Canoner , he view'd the Body, and he really believ'd the Contusions the Deceas'd had received on the Head, Back, Stomach, and Scrotum , were the Cause of his Death, and that he was present when his Body was open'd, and one of the Surgeons putting his Hand under the Bowels, took out a handful of Blood .
- Hastings, the Deceased's Brother, depos'd, That he going to see the Deceas'd, he said, he was not able to draw his Breath , nor could not lie in his Bed for a violent Pain in his Breast, and desired him to take up the Prisoner, saying, if he Died, he laid his Death to him, for that he had still'd him by the Kicks and what he had given him on the Stomach, and other Places.
Robert Linsey depos'd, That the Deceas'd came into the Ground with the Horn in his Hand, and some old Clothes , and he gave it the Landlord to carry in; and the Prisoner coming in, took up the Horn, and went into the Ground, and the Deceased said he had been bid for that Horn by Sir Hans Sloane , more Money than any Body in the Ground had in their Pockets; that the Prisoner thereupon told him he was a fancy old Fellow, and deserv'd to have his Head broke with it, and if he spoke any more he would break it; that the Deceas'd reply'd, that if he did he should pay dear for it, and he gave him a push, and he fell backwards; and Mr. Morris came in, and the Prisoner striking at the Deceas'd, Mr. Morris warded off the Blow; that the Prisoner did kick at Mr. Morris, that he did strike up the Deceased's Heels, and that the cut on his Head was by the Fall.
Thomas Morris depos'd, That he being in the Kitchen, and hearing a Scuffle, went into the Skettle-ground, and the Deceas'd was sitting with his Back against a Wall, and said, D - n you, you scoundrel Son of a Bitch, I will make you pay for this, and that Williams went to him with the Horn, and made an offer to strike; but he caught hold of the Horn, and the Prisoner push'd him against his Father, and he fell down on the Deceas'd, and tho' he did kick, he did not see him kick the Deceas'd.
Richard Buckley , the Apothecary, depos'd, that he was sent for to the Deceas'd on the 27th of August, and made him up a Cephalick Medicine, and a purging Draught. This Evidence being ask'd, what he thought might be the Cause of his Death? he reply'd, It was probable it might be an Apoplexy. He being ask'd, How he found the Scrotum ? reply'd, It was something discolour'd .
Noah Sherwood depos'd, That he inspected the Body, and found a Wound an Inch in length on the Hinder-part of the Head, but there was no Fracture on the Skull; that he saw'd it off, and found it in a good Condition: That as to the Scrotum, the Deceas'd had a Rapture , and by the Gut being so long, it must have come down some time, and he did not perceive any Contusion there; that as to the Contusions on his Jaw and elsewhere, they were all so slight, he did not think they were the Cause of his Death.
Henry Hildip depos'd, That as to the Contusions on his lower Jaw, and on the Collar Bone, and Scrotum, and as to the Wound on his Head, it had not affected the Membrane that inclos'd the Skull, and there was no Fracture, they were all slight, and he did not apprehend that any of them were the Cause of his Death, that the reason of the Pain in his Stomach, might proceed from his Lungs, adhering to the Pleura, which it did, and as to the Blood which Mr. Sherwood took out towards his Back, under his Bowels, it proceeded from the Spleen, which broke in the Operation, rather than from any Contusion in the Back, which was but slight.
The Prisoner call'd some Evidences who depos'd, That they had seen the Deceas'd abroad after the Injury had been receiv'd; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been at Ratcliff to receive 40l. as he was coming to London over Stepney-Fields, he happened upon the Prisoner and two others, and one of them pretended he had lost 4l. and another that he had won half a Crown, of which another laid claim to 15 d. and they agreed to toss up which should have the
The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence, That he had won the 12 s. of the Prosecutor, and and that the Prosecutor when he apprehended him, threatened, that if he did not give him the Money he had won of him at Gaming , he would swear a Robbery against him.
Miles Rivet depos'd, That when the Prisoner was apprehended, the Prosecutor said, give me the Money you have cheated me of at Gaming, and I have no more to say to you; and if you do not, I will prosecute you, and swear a Robbery against you; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
John Dawson was indicted for feloniously Forging a Promissory Note of 30 l. the 10 the of August last was Twelve-months; which Note was given to John Walgrave , by Benjamin Clements , payable five Months after Date .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having lent one Benjamin Clements 100l. he not having Money to pay him, gave him a Promissory Note to get discounted, telling him, he would pay him the Discount; that he selling into the Company of the Prisoner, and he pretending to be a Man in good Circumstances, he did speak to him about getting a Note discounted for him; that the Prisoner coming afterwards to his (the Prosecutor's) Lodging, at Mrs. Poplet's, they having Din'd together, and the Note lying upon his Buroe , the Prisoner went away on a sudden, took the Note without his Consent, Knowledge, or Privity, and did discount it, converting the Money to his own use, and ever since absconded. That the Prisoner had the Note, and did Discount it, and convert the Money to his own use, was fully proved by several Evidences; not did the Prisoner himself deny it, but pleaded, that the Prosecutor did give him the Note to get it Discounted for him, and did Indorse it to him, and call'd one Mary-Wild to prove it.
Mary Wild depos'd, That she lodg'd at one Mr. West's, and she had often seen the Prisoner and Prosecutor together, that they din'd together, and had a Bowl of Punch , and she carrying it up, was desired to sit down with them, and there the Prosecutor told the Prisoner, that he had a Note of one Clement's a Parson, and ask'd him to get it discounted for him, and that the Prisoner said he would get it discounted for him in a Week's time, and desir'd that Mr. West might Indorse it as well as the Prosecutor , and he could get it discounted the sooner; that both the Prosecutor and Mr. West did Indorse it, and the Prosecutor did deliver it to the Prisoner with his own Hand.
In answer to this, the Prosecutor depos'd, That he did not deliver it to the Prisoner, but the Note was stolen from off his Buroe, in the House of Anne Poplet . And as for this Evidence, Mary Wild , who depos'd, that she had seen him and the Prisoner together several times, and that he gave the Prisoner the Note at one Mr. West's, it was all false, nor had he ever seen her in his Life; but upon the whole the Jury acquitted the Prisoner .
Margaret Eaton , alias Irish Peg , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for assaulting John Cooper on the Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and privately taking a Silver Watch, value 5 l. from the Person of the said John Cooper , the 12th of this Instant October .
Thomas Clark , the Watchman, depos'd, That the Prosecutor came to the Watch-House at Tower-Hill, and said, he was Robbed of his Watch; and they stopping several Persons that came by the Watch-House, the Prosecutor staid in the Watch-House all Night, and a Person coming by, and saying, he had seen Irish Peg have a Watch to dispose of, and that she had sold it for 20 s. at one Plummer 's in Rosemary-Lane; that thereupon they went thither, and found the Watch, which Plummer depos'd the Prisoner had left with him for 19 s. and 6 d. The finding the Watch was confirm'd by other Evidences, and the Prisoner own'd her having dispos'd of the Watch, pretending she had found it; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows:
Receiv'd Sentence of Death 7.
John Anderson , Deborah Ayres , Charles Brown , Katherine Cannon , Mary Cornwall , Benjamin Clark , Thomas Cooper , Dennis Cormick , alias Cornwick, Jane Dalloon , alias Macguy , Eleanor Davis, Margaret Dickson , Gabriel Disherman, Mary Edwards, John Fox , Richard Francis , G - C - , Elizabeth Hickman , Thomas Hitchin , Eleanor Hudson , Elizabeth Jackson , Sarah Jackson , Jane Lane, Abraham Levi, Margaret Eaton , alias Irish Peg, Anne Nailor , alias Vesper , P - I - , Anne Read , George Reeves , Stephen Mallard , Elizabeth Scott , Tho Short , Robert Stader , Thomas Stader , Charles Tisdel , Mary Watson , Thomas Wilcox , James Williamson , and James Wilson .
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