Old Bailey Proceedings, 28th April 1731.
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THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX; ON

Wednesday the 28th, Thursday the 29th, Friday the 30th of April, Saturday the 1st, and Monday the 3 d of May 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1731.

No. IV. for the said YEAR.

LONDON:

Printed for T. PAYNE, at the Crown, in Pater-noster-Row. 1731.

(Price Six Pence.)

THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the CITY of LONDON; AND ON

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 28th, 29th, and 30th of April, and the 1st and 3d of May, 1731, in the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign,

BEFORE the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Raymond; the Honourable Mr. Baron Cummins; the Honourable Mr. Justice Denton; the Honourable Mr. Baron Thomson , 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 County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Arthur Bettesworth ,

Daniel Farmer ,

Nicholas Parks ,

John Willis ,

Henry Buck ,

Edward Newman ,

John Elton ,

James Pearce ,

Thomas Dicks ,

Robert Peace ,

Thomas Thompson ,

John Sharp ,

Middlesex Jury

John Johnson ,

Thomas Miller ,

Peter Burdon ,

Benjamin Campion ,

Paul Hussey ,

John Pain ,

John Wright ,

John Barton ,

Theophilus Lightfoot ,

George Calston ,

John Hudson ,

Walter Bury .

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Jonathan Heems , alias Haines , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Shirt, value 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of Thomas Wallis , the 24th of March last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

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Henry Hudson , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Grate, value 3 s. the Property of William Coxon , the 1st of April last; there being no Evidence against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

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William Nitson , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Weaver's Bartrum, value 3 d. the Property of Henry Jefferys , the 31st of March last; but no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

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Mary Loveday , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat, value 2s. 6d. the Property of Samuel Williams , the 24th of April last; the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Thomas Fielding , of St. Faith's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter Gallon Pot, value 5 s. the Goods of James Mendal , the 14th of April last; the Fact being fully

proved , the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Joseph Peterson , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Thomas Baker , in the Night-time , with an Intent to steal his Goods ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Burglary, he was acquitted .

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Robert Sharp , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indictd for feloniously stealing 2 Books, value 2 s. the Goods of Loftis Lawler , the 3d of March last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Sarah Davis , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane Chair, value 6 s. the Goods of Thomas Riggs , the 3 d of April last; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Timothy Bailey , of Alhallows, Lombard-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Buckles, value 4 s. the Goods of Charles Davis , the 10th of April last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Buckles were taken out of the Prosecutor's Child's Shoes, and the Prisoner was taken offering them to Sale .

The Prisoner pleaded, That he bought the Buckles, and there not being sufficient Proof that he stole them, and he calling some Persons to his Reputation, who giving him a good Character, the Jury acquitted him.

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William Swetman , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of George Ribbon, in the Shop of Susannah and Esther Gibbert , the 3 d. of April last; the Fact being plainly proved , the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Anne Amoth , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Persian Silk, in the Shop of Nathan Everard , the 16th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Shop under pretence of buying Calamanco, and took an opportunity to steal the Goods ; which he perceiving, followed her out of the Shop, and found the Goods under her Ridinghood. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d.

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Elizabeth Gill , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Bobbins of Silk , the Goods of Samuel Coleman , the 14th of April last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was employed as a Journey-woman by the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Hawkins , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Mantles, &c . the Goods of Richard Symonds .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner being Servant to the Prosecutor, took an Opportunity to take the Goods. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Sarah Jones , of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing Head-clothes, &c . the Goods of James Moore , the 26th of February last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Thomas Griffin , of Harrow on the Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Staple and Pin, or a Gin Iron , the Goods of John Ward , the 23d of April last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10d.

He was likewise indicted a second time of North-Hall , for feloniously stealing 24 Harrow Tines , the Goods of Richard Dean , the 23d of April last; which Fact being plainly proved , the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment also to the Value of 10d.

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Valentine Seveer , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for privately taking the Money of Thomas Pritchard , from the Person of Elizabeth Pritchard , the first of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as she was standing to see the Welsh-Society pass by, the Prisoner stood before her, with his Hands behind him, that he being well dress'd like

a Merchants Clerk, she did not suspect him, till perceiving her Apron move, she clapped her Hand to her Pocket Apron and found it had been cut, and her Money gone; upon which she crying out, the Prisoner ran away, but was pursu'd and taken, but flung away the Money in the crowd. This was confirm'd by other Evidence, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Cane , alias Dickson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing Divers wearing Apparel, in the Dwelling House of William Rowlet , the 19th of April last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d.

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Edward Goddard , of St. George's Bloomsbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Clock, and 2 Boxes with Knives and Forks , the Goods of Mary Wright , the 13th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor's House being on Fire, the Goods were lost, and found in the Prisoner's Lodging.

The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he seeing the Clock lie in the Chanel, took it up, and carried it away to secure it, till he could find the Owner, and call'd the following Evidence.

William Richards depos'd, That he saw the Clock thrown out of a Window at the Fire. Several Persons appearing to the Prisoner's Reputation, among which were the Right Hon. the Lord De la Ware, and Capt. Carr, who gave him a very honest Character, the Jury acquitted him.

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Isabella Walpole , alias Crick , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling House of John Wilkins , the 15th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a Neighbour, who us'd to be frequent at the House, and was seen about the Prosecutor's Door, while they were abroad. But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, and the calling divers to her Reputation, she was acquitted .

She was likewise indicted a second Time for feloniously stealing two Silver Tea-Spoons, &c . the Goods of Charles Dikson , the 2d of August last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d.

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Mary Smith , of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Thomas Roberts , the 2d of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going by Red-Lion-Court in Fleet-Street , between 1 and 2 o'Clock, the Prisoner was standing there, and call'd him to her, saying, she wanted to speak to him, and he going to her, she in a little time pick'd his Pocket of his Watch, which he challenging her with, 2 Men came and bully'd him; but he saying he would lose his Life before he would lose his Watch, that they went away, and she saying, she would give him his Watch; they went to the three Tunns in Prince's-Street , drank a Pint of Wine, and pulling out a Guinea to pay for it, she catching up the Guinea, refus'd to return the Watch without he gave it her; whereupon he got her secur'd, and carry'd her to the Watch-House, were it was taken out of her Bosom, as was confirmed by the Constable and Watchmen.

The Prisoner pleaded, That the Prosecutor gave her the Watch as a Pledge for a Guinea, he would give her for having had carnal Copulation with her; but this the Prosecutor deny'd, and the Fact being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Mary Spreadborough , of St. George's Bloomsbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 10 l. in the Dwelling House of George Yarrow , the 3d of April last; but there not being sufficient Evidence to convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Anne Savage , of St. George in the East , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling House of James Kilvington , the 27th of March last; which Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4s. 10d.

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Joseph Powis , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods

of Edward Williams Esq ; in the House of Rachel Swift , the 17th of March last.

Sarah Bellas depos'd, That her Lady being dead, and before the Corps was carried out of Town, her Master ordered her to put up her Apparel, Rings, &c. safe in Boxes; that one of the Locks of the Boxes being faulty, her Master order'd her to send for the Prisoner's Father, who was Smith to the Family, to put on a new Lock; that the Prisoner coming instead of his Father, put on a new Lock, and the Goods were Lock'd up safe; and he being left in the Closet to mend some other Things that wanted mending (as it afterwards appear'd) found an Opportunity to open the Box, and took out some of the Things of Value, some of which were found where he had pawned them. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

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Lydia Bowd , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold-Watch, value 20 l. a Gold-Ring set with Diamonds, several pieces of Plate, &c . the Goods of Thomas Keen , the 15th of November last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had been his Servant , and had been gone from him about 4 Months; that he did not suspect her having the Things, till he happen'd to hear that she had the Impudence to wear the Gold-Watch, Rings, &c. That then he took her up, and she confess'd the having the Goods, and directed where several of them were pawn'd; that he examining her if any Person was concern'd with her in the stealing of them, she reply'd, no, she took them herself.

Makepeace, the Constable, depos'd, That when he search'd her Lodgings, she went with him to the Pawn-Broker , and call'd for the Goods, and also deny'd that any Body was concern'd in stealing them but herself, but only that she was advis'd to it by a young Man; that they found the Silver-Tankard and Gold-Watch at the Pawn-Broker's; that the Prisoner offer'd him 50 Guineas to let her go, telling him, he would save a Life; that he reply'd, he had rather she should hold up her Hand at the Bar than he; to which she reply'd, you shall not do it voluntarily, I will slip away from you.

Rebeccah Perry depos'd, That the Prisoner Lodg'd in Hatton-Garden, with an Acquaintance of hers, whom she frequently visited , and she behav'd herself so, that she took her for a very honest modest Gentlewoman, that after some time she desired to speak with her, saying, she desir'd a favour of her, which was, to borrow 10 l. upon a Gold-Watch, she being straitned for Money, telling her, that the Watch was given to her by her Husband before Marriage; that her Husband was a young Gentleman of Fortune, and their Marriage was not yet known to his Relations; that she did go to a Friend of hers, and borrow'd 10 l. upon the Watch, and afterwards carried the Plate, and redeem'd the Watch by her desire, and afterwards carried the Watch again, and borrow'd more Money upon that, and in 10 or 12 Days she was taken up.

The Prisoner in her Defence deny'd the stealing of the Goods; but said, they were given to her by a young Man, who told her, they were his Mother's, adding , that the Prosecutor had a young Man his Servant, who had since absconded from him, one - Coats, and that he had said, that if he could have gotten him, he would not have troubled himself with her; that he said also, that the said - Coats had robb'd him of 60 l. and that he had had 200 l. of his Friends in Satisfaction for it; she call'd the following Evidences.

Elizabeth Beard depos'd, That she was at the Prisoner's Lodgings, and several Things were brought by a young Gentlema n, (she being with her 3 or 4 Days) with Bock-holes in his Face, who kiss'd her, and talk'd to her.

Joseph Moore depos'd, That a young Gentleman wanted a Porter, and he being at the 12 Bells in Fleet-Street, he employ'd him to carry a Parcel to a Baker's-Shop in Hatton-Garden (where the Prisoner lodg'd) that there was a Woman as the Door; but what the Things was he could not say.

Jane Hutton depos'd, That she was there when the Porter brought the Things, and that there came a young Gentleman, who sat by the Fire, and a Gentlewoman, and that he desired her to pawn a Silver-Tankard , Salver, &c. for 20 l.

Richard Constable depos'd, That he went to talk with the Prosecutor, and he said, there is a Fellow that is sled, I wish I could catch him (he has robb'd me 2 or 3 times) I should not trouble my self with her.

John Richards depos'd, That the Prosecutor had declared to him, that he did not believe the Prisoner had robb'd him; and if she would but confess how she came by them, no hurt should be done to her, but as she was charg'd, he must proceed; but there was one Coats that he wanted to catch, and he was once within a quarter of an Hour of him.

Mrs. Sutton depos'd much to the same purpose.

The Prisoner call'd several Persons of Credit to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character; and there being no Evidence of the Prisoner's having been in or about the Prosecutor's House, so as to have an opportunity of stealing the Goods, the Jury acquitted her.

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Sarah Davis , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane Chair , the Goods of Thomas Riggs , the 3d of April last; but it appearing by the Evidence to be rather the Effect of Liquor, than a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted her.

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Anne Eley , of St. Catherine-Creed Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of William Harrison , the 24th of February last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.

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Mary Gore was indicted for feloniously stealing two Broad Pieces of Gold, and 12s. in Money , the Property of Edward Fitzgenald , the 6th of March last; but for want of sufficient Evidence to the Satisfaction of the Jury, she was acquitted .

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Sarah Matts , alias Williams , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Quilt, and other Goods, of our Sovereign Lord the King , the 1st of November last.

She was likewise indicted a second time for feloniously stealing divers Goods of Diana Houseman , the 1st of November last.

Diana Houseman depos'd, That the Goods were taken out of the Guard-Rooms at the Palace at Kensington ; that the Prisoner was her Servant , and when she went with the Court to Windsor, she left her to look after those Apartments, that when she came back she miss'd the Goods, and they were found where the Prisoner had pawned them. The Facts being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d. upon each Indictment.

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Rowland Jones and William Strongarm , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for privately taking a Hat, from the Person of William Warr , the 5th of April last. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10d. each.

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Bridget Conner and Anne Wilson , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Sheets, and a Sauce-pan , the Goods of John Wright , the 26th of February last; but the felonious taking, not being proved, the Jury acquitted them.

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Rowland Rawlinson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Purse, value 1 d. a Broad Piece, and six Guineas , the Property of George Wells , the 2d of March last; but the Fact not being fully proved, he was acquitted .

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Margaret Foresight , of St. George in the East , was indicted for assaulting Cave Gill on the Highway, and taking from her 3s. and 2 d. Half-penny in Money , the 20th of April last; but the Fact not being fully proved, she was acquitted .

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John Jones and William Day , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing a 7 lb. Leaden Weight , the Goods of Thomas Bell , the 7th of March last; the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10d. each.

They were also indicted a second Time, together with William Wilcott , for stealing a Handkerchief, value 3d. the Property of William Mead , the 6th of March last.

Sarah Mead depos'd, That as she was coming along Coleman-Alley in Whitecross-street , the three Prisoners met her, and one of them

pretended to Kiss her, while the other pulled off her Handkerchief; which Handkerchief being found upon Jones, he was found Guilty to the Value of 10 d . but the other two were acquitted .

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Mary Hubbins , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, and two Watch Cases , the Goods of Peregrine Tawney , the 31st of March last; but there being no Proof of the Fact against her, and she having an extraordinary Character given her , was acquitted .

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Robert Davis , of Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Cows, value 5 l. the Property of William Middleton , the first of April last .

He was likewise indicted a 2d time for feloniously stealing 3 Cows, value 4 l. 10 s. the Goods of Richard Hoare , the 1st of April last.

William Middleton depos'd, That he lost his Cows out of his Ground at Wilsdon , and found them in the possession of the Prisoner in Tibal's-Lane , in a Field; that the Prisoner goes by the Name of the New-Farmer there, having lately taken a little spot of Ground about 2 or 3 Acres, in which he had 6 Cows, 2 of them were stolen from him, and 3 from Mr. Hoare, but whose the other was he could not tell.

Both the Prosecutors swore the Cows to be theirs, and that they were taken out of their Grounds. They added, That before the Justice, the Prisoner pretended he bought the Cows upon the Road the 27th of March, whereas they were not lost till the 1st of April; both the Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments.

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Richard Woolls , and John Dancer , of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Hat, value 3s. the Property of Henry Simpson , the 3 d of April last.

The Fact was prov'd by the Evidence of Charles Perkins and Dawson, a little Boy , as the Prisoner themselves were all about 10, 11 or 12 Years of Age; and being also confirm'd, the Jury found them both guilty to the value of 10d. each.

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James Cornwal of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Mary Smith , and stealing a pair of Scissors, value 18d. the 27th of February last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Plank of the Prosecutor's Cellar-Window was broken, and the Door unpinn'd, and that some Person had gotten out of the Cellar into the Shop, through a Hole cut in the Floor to let down Coals, and that the Maid hearing a Noise, gave Notice to her Mistress and the Apprentices, who going down into the Cellar with a Watchman, found the Prisoner lying upon the Coals, cover'd with one of the Workmen's Coats, and he being searched, the Scissors were found in his Pocket, one of the Points of which was broken, and the Piece of it in the Money Drawer.

The Prisoner pretended he was shut out of his Lodging, and as he was going along, the Plank being open, he fell down into the Cellar, and being shut out, lay down to sleep there; but this not availing, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10d.

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William Faithful , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 40 half peck Loaves , the Property of Sarah Franklin , the 20th of February last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been a Servant to the Prosecutor.

George Trent depos'd, That the Prisoner us'd to come a Nights to his Mistress's House, when she was in Bed, and us'd to take Loaves from him, and sell them, and share the Money ; but there being no Evidence against the Prisoner, but that of George Trent , the Jury acquitted him.

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Judith Ward , of St. Paul's Shadwel , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Yards of Check , the Goods of Peter Smith , the 11th of April last; but the Fact not being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Joel Farrington , of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted for feloniously setting Fire to the House of William Edgerly , the 19th of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he belongs to the Turnpike at Cranford-Bridge , and that he having a little House over-against it, on the 19th of March, at 9 o'Clock at Night, the Thatch was set on Fire, and the Neighbours coming with Pails, soon extinguish'd it for that Night; and about 7 o'Clock on Saturday Morning it broke out again, in another place, and at 1 o'Clock the same Day it broke out in another place, and then they stripp'd off the Thatch, and at 8 o'Clock at Night it broke out again, and also again on Sunday Morning at 10 o'Clock.

John Widington depos'd, That he was drinking at the Prisoner's House (which is about a Stones throw from the Prosecutor's) the Thursday before Christmas last, and he saying that Mr. Edgerly had built him a pretty little Hutt, and Nicholas Snowden saying, I hear you have not much Trade of late, the Prisoner said, no, I have not, the Coaches and Waggons seldom stopping here since the building of Edgerly's House, but he believed it would not stand long, by what he had heard two Men say, and offer'd to lay a Guinea of it with any Man in the Room.

Nicholas Snowden depos'd, That he had heard the Prisoner say the same, being present at the same Time, and that in a Month or two's time it would be burnt down.

Anne Saunderson depos'd, That when the Thatch was on Fire on Saturday Morning, the Prisoner looking on it, said, it burned bravely.

James Cross depos'd, That about Alhallowtide , he heard the Prisoner say, he would do Mr. Edgerly's Business, and his own too.

Edward Wise depos'd, That he heard the Prisoner say, that Edgerly had more Business than he; but there would be an Alteration in a Month's time.

There were other Evidences that depos'd as to the several breakings out of the Fire; but could not say any thing as to the Prisoner's having any Hand in it.

The Prisoner deny'd his having any concern in the Prosecutor's House; and as to the Expressions , if he did use them, it was when he was not in his Senses, and call'd a great Number of Evidences .

Jeremiah Saunders depos'd, That he had known the Prisoner several Years, and at times he had heard him talk very wildly; once he told him he had an 100 Devils in his House, and he ran up after them with a Spit, and he stuck one in the Arse, and another in the Arse, and they hopp'd about, till at last they were all lost.

William Miller depos'd, That he knew the Prisoner to be a mad Man ever and anon for 3 Years; and that as to the Fire, he was there and help'd to put it out, and did believe it was set on Fire in the inside, and not on the outside.

John Savage depos'd, That when the Thatch was on Fire, the Prosecutor stood looking at it as unconcern'd, and two Men there were with him like Cyphers, and never endeavour'd to put it out, and the Fire was in the inside of the House.

There were several other Evidences that depos'd as to the Prisoners being often out of order in his Head, and sometimes so bad, as to be bound in his Bed; and also that the Fire was within the Prosecutor's House, and also that he took no pains to extinguish the Fire himself, and seem'd very indifferent whether it were put out or not; likewise a great Number of his Neighbours gave the Prisoner a very honest, and inoffensive Character; and there not being the least Evidence, that he was at any time of the breaking out of the Fire, or near about it, nigher to the Prosecutor's than his own House, which is about a 100 Yards off; after a full hearing of the matter, the Jury acquitted him.

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Richard Wood , of St. Mildred's Poultry , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 l. of Belladine Silk, in the Dwelling House of Edward Ingram , the 10th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner came into the Shop and stole the Silk; but being seen and pursu'd, dropp'd it, and was apprehended; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s.

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Judith Ward , of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Yards of Checker'd Linen , the Goods of Peter Smith , the 11th of April last; but the Fact not be

ing sufficiently prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

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John Bastock was indicted for falsely and fraudulently Forging and Counterfeiting a Receipt for 10 l. 7 s. 7 d. under the Hand of John Yarman , with Intention to defraud Thomas Teawen , Esq ; of the said Sum ; but the Evidence not coming up to the Proof of a Felony, he was acquitted .

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Mary Johnson , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Pewter Plates , the Goods of John Lamb , the 10th of March last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Elizabeth Hollis , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Seat of a Chair , the Goods of Joseph Hodson , the 11th of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Anne Wells , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass-Pot , the Goods of Thomas Rowds , the 15th of March last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Isaiah Tod , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 26 Pound of Lead , the Goods of Samuel Thompson , the 3d of March last; the Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Bellamy , of St. James's , was indicted for feloniously stealing Ticking , the Goods of William Adams , the 27th of February last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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William Simpson , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Gowns and Petticoats, a pair of Stays, and other wearing Apparel , the Goods of Joseph Wilson , the 28th of November last .

Mary Wilson depos'd, That her Husband living in Service at London, she dwels with a Sister at St. Neot's in Huntingdonshire ; that thither the Prisoner came, telling her, he came from her Husband, and he would have her come up to London, he having provided a Room for her; that he gave her so many Tokens of an intimate Acquaintance with her Husband, that she did not doubt of the Reality of his Errand, and therefore concluded to go; the Prisoner would have had her come away with him, but she said, she could not do that, but she would come by the Waggon the next Journey, and her Husband and the Prisoner (as he told her) were to receive her at Highgate. That she did come up accordingly, but her Husband not meeting her there, she came to the Inn with the Waggon, where the Prisoner came to receive her, in order to conduct her (as he pretended) to her Husband, and calling a Coach, took her with a Box and Bundle to a House near Sir John Oldcastle's, the Room her Husband, as she expected, provided for her, and where she expected to see him, but not finding him there, was very uneasy, and not being satisfied till she saw him, the Prisoner persuaded her to be quiet, telling her, he had told the Landlady she was his Wife, and would have had her be content to live with him; but not prevailing, and she resolute to find out her Husband, he took her out, pretending to carry her to Hanover-square in search of him; he carried her about all the Afternoon from one place to another, solliciting her to live with him, for if she would give all the World it was impossible to see him that Night; but as he was leading her about up one Street, and down another, till it was almost dark, in Chick-lane she accidentally met her Husband, and overjoy'd, crying, here's Joseph; the Prisoner ran away, and she not knowing the Town, did not know were to find the Room where she had left her Clothes; but going next Day to the Inn, met with a Man who had heard where he had bid the Coachman drive to, so going to the place to find her Clothes, the Landlady told her, her Husband had been there the Night before, and taken away some of them to carry to her, and going up Stairs she found her Box broken open, and all her Clothes gone, but what was worth little.

Mary Cooper , the Landlady, depos'd, That the Prisoner took a Room (as he said) for his Wife, who was to come out of the Country, and lay there two Nights, as he said, to Air the Sheets, and when he went out, said, he was going to fetch his Wife, and brought the Prosecutor, as his Wife, about 2 o'Clock; that they carried up the Box and Bundle, and stay'd but a little while in the Room, and she heard some high Words pass between them, as she thought, not to be expected from Man and Wife that were but just met together after a long Absence; but they soon coming both down, went out together, he telling her, they were going to Hanover-square, and desired him not to stayout late; that about 7 o'Clock he came by himself, desir'd a Candle, and told her, he had left his Wife at a Mantua-makers, and she wanted a Gown which she would alter while she was there, and carried out a great Bundle with him; most of the Goods were produced in Court, and found where he had pawned them; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Reference Number: t17310428-50

Esther Watson , alias Johnson , of Tottenham , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods of Edward Strangeway , George Thomson and Edward Warner , the 30th of January, in the 13th Year of the late King George .

Mr. Strangeway depos'd, That the Prisoner liv'd with him as a Servant for 9 Days, and and having stolen the Goods, went away, and had not been heard off till of late; the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.

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Sarah Bye , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Watch, the Goods of , in the Dwelling-House of Thomas Brown , the 9th of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was an Importer of Wines , and that having heard that Mr. Brown vended a Quantity of Wine, he went thither to get a Customer; that coming to Mr. Brown's Door, he was looking up at the Sign , and the Prisoner standing there, told him, she was a Lodger in the House, and very officiously introduced him, and going up Stairs they drank a Pint of Wine or two, and he call'd for the Master or Mistress of the House, that the Prisoner rose from her Seat and shut the Window-shutters, and having got his Watch and Cane ran down Stairs, he followed her as fast as he could, and ask'd the Mistress for the Prisoner; she ask'd, what was the Matter? He said, Do you keep a Bitch in the House to rob me? That then there was a Guinea demanded for the Watch by the Prisoner, and the Watch was afterwards carried to Justice Midford.

The Prisoner pleaded, That the Prosecutor met her, and ask'd her to drink, and gave her half a Crown to lye with her, and got her down on the Ground, and his Breeches being down might lose his Watch there, for it was afterwards found in the Ashes in the Chimney-Corner.

Edward Dogwell depos'd, That the Prosecutor and Prisoner came in together, and drank a Pint or two of Wine, and after some time the Prisoner came down, and the Prosecutor follow'd with his Breeches down, and said, he had lost his Watch. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.

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Reference Number: t17310428-52

Mary Cord , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat, Wastcoat, Peruke, &c . the Goods of James Kilby , the 2d of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had the Misfortune to be so much in Liquor, that he did not know what he did, nor could he remember where he was, and that he did not know the Prisoner, but that he had them on his Back at the time when he lost them, but did not know how they came off, whether she took them off, or whether he gave them to her, as she pretended; so upon the whole, the Jury acquitted her.

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Nicholas Feagin , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper, and divers Bushels of Wheat, &c . the Goods of Sarah Franklin , the 23d of February last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Reference Number: t17310428-54

Elizabeth Grinley , of the Parish of St. Ethelburgh , was indicted for privately taking

four Guineas from the Person of Francis Jarvis , the 29th of March last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Henry Tarrant , of St. Mary White-chapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Money of Daniel Barnard , the 10th of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Reference Number: t17310428-56

Sarah Cooper , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Ring, value 3 l. and 5 Guineas, the Property of John Miller , in the Dwelling-House of William Tipping , the 11th of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he and a Companion met with the Prisoner and Mary Watson , who was buying of Pigs-Feet, and they went to the Half-Moon Tavern, drank 2 Bottles of Wine, and eat Veal-cutlets, and staid there till between 9 and 10 o'Clock, and when they went away, the Prisoner invited him to go to her Lodging, but they agreed to go to the Angel Inn , behind St. Clement's Church; that they went into a Chamber, drank a Pint of Wine with an Egg, and pulling off their Cloaths, went to Bed, his Friend and Mary Watson going into another Chamber; that having laid his Breeches under his Head , by that time they had been in Bed half an Hour, he heard something chink, he ask'd the Prisoner, what it was? She answer'd, nothing. He reply'd, he would see what it was, and catching hold of her Hand, found she had a Guinea, which he took, and also found another between the Sheet and Blanket. He knock'd, and the Chamberlain came up, and the Master of the House; he told them he was Robb'd, his Friend Mr. Williams came and fetch'd a Watchman, and carried her to the Round-House, and that the Prisoner offered that he should have his Ring again, if he would admit her to Bail.

The Prosecutor being ask'd, if the 5 Guineas and Ring were found upon her? reply'd, No; and what he thought she could do with it? answer'd, She might swallow them, for she clap'd her Hand to her Mouth, or she might put them some where else.

Mary Watson depos'd, That she left the Prisoner together with the Prosecutor in the Chamber , and in about half an Hour he call'd for a Candle, and said, he had been robb'd, but could say nothing as to the Prisoner's taking the Money, &c. there not being any Proof against the Prisoner, save the Prosecutor's own Evidence, the Jury acquitted her.

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Mary Griffis , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, in the Shop of Thomas Balak and Richard Townsend , the 6th of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Serjeant , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Leather-Trace of a Coach , the Property of her Royal Highness the Princess Anne , the 26th of February last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That her Highness's Coach waiting at the Play-House in Drury-Lane , the Prisoner took an opportunity to steal a Spare Trace that had been put in the Coach Seat; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Coats , and Mary Coats ; of St. Botolph's Aldgate , were indicted, for that whereas at the Sessions of Goal Delivery, held at Kingston the 25th of March, Matthew Turner was convicted for feloniously stealing 17 Yards of Linen Cloth, and 326 Handkerchiefs, the Goods of Thomas Watson ; they the Prisoners did the 24th of December last; receive the said Goods, knowing them to have been stolen ; but there not being sufficient proof that they knew them to have been stolen, the Jury acquitted them.

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Elizabeth, Wife of Jonathan Delile , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing divers Goods , the Property of Henry Andrews , the 20th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner occupying a Room of the Prosecutor's ready furnish'd, carried out the Goods, and pawned them; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Edward Clayton , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing half a Firkin of Soap , the Property of Robert and George Forster , the 18th of April last; but the Felony not being prov'd, the Jury acquitted him.

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Catharine Chapman , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods of Isaiah Jacob Harding .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had pawn'd the Goods, which were in a ready furnish'd Lodging of the Prosecutor's; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Reference Number: t17310428-63

George Johnson , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods, in the Dwelling House of John Speed , the 24th of April last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

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Reference Number: t17310428-64

Sarah Hewlet , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted, for that she being a person of ill Fame, and a common Receiver of stolen Goods, did on the 30th of March feloniously receive 4 Pound of Bacon, the Goods of John Godfrey , and a Cheese of Thomas Low 's, that had been stolen by George Dawson and Thomas Curtis .

George Dawson depos'd, That the Prisoner did entice and encourage Boys to go a thieving, lodg'd them in her House, and us'd to give them what she pleas'd for the Things they stole, and then made them spend the Money at her House; that she bought the Hock of Bacon that he had stolen from Mr. Godfrey, and also a Gammon of Bacon of 18 Pound, for which she gave them 3 s.

- Perkins depos'd, That he stole Mr. Low's Cheese, and carried it to her, and she gave him 18 pence for it, and they spent the Money in Gin. and Hot-Pots, at her House; that he stole half a Firkin of Soap, and sold it to her for 3 s.

These Evidences were very little Boys of about 12 Years of Age (as they said) tho' by their Stature one would have taken them not to be above 8 or 9.

The several Facts being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Elizabeth Coventry was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in endeavouring to defraud Thomas Merick of 10 s. 6 d. by false pretences .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his House in a great Hurry for a Bottle of Red Wine and a Bottle of Sherry, and Change for half a Guinea, to be carried to a Grocer's-shop at some Distance; that he sent the Wine and the Money, but being a little suspicious of her, he bid the Boy take care.

John Richards depos'd, That he carried the Wine and Money to Mr. Mees, a Grocer , in Thames-street , where the Prisoner was buying Half a Pound of Sugar, and a Pound of Plumbs, and having taken the Change, she bid him go back and change the Bottle of Sherry for a Bottle of Red; that he watching her, saw her running away, and follow'd her, crying out, stop Thief; that there were two Fellows that before stood by her, who ran, and under Pretence of assisting him, stopp'd him, and threw him down; but he pursuing, and crying out, the Prisoner was stopp'd, who had ran as far as Tower-street; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.

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Henry Baynes , Sarah Baynes , alias Bird , Susanna Thompson , Hannah Randal , and Thomas Blewet , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for privately taking a Bank Note for an 100 l. payable to William, Lord Malton , or Bearer, from the Person of John Innis , the 13th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he went to the Prisoner Baynes's House, at the Prince William Tavern, at Charing-Cross , in Company with a Gentleman; that he went up Stairs, and dropp'd his Purse, and coming down Stairs went behind the Bar, and the Boy finding the Purse, gave it him a very honestly, for which he gave him half a Guinea, there being in it the remaining Part of an 100 l. he having exchang'd a Bank Note in buying 3 Lottery Tickets; that indeed he was then very drunk, more than ever he had been in his Life, and wanted a Mistress, and Mrs. Baynes told him, he should have a Mistress that was found, and that he had a Supper, what they thought proper; that he being

behind the Bar when the Boy brought the Purse , Baynes ask'd him, if there was all, and if he had nothing else, and he shew'd him his Lottery Tickets, and the Bank Note; that there was no Body in the Room but Mrs. Baynes and Susanna Thompson , Mr. Baynes going out; that afterwards Blewet came in, and made a great Noise at the Bar, and he going out, and blaming him for it; he call'd him a Monkey, and whipt out a Poker he had under his Coat , and struck him; that he resenting the Treatment, there ensued a Scuffle , and he had the Artery of his Breast cut; that he went into the Room again, and saw his Purse was safe, but all his Papers were gone; but the rest of his Papers were afterwards found in the Room, except the Bank Note, and that Hannah Randal was the Person that flung the Bottle that cut his Breast.

Henry Baynes pleaded in his Defence, That the Prosecutor did after his Purse had been brought, pull out several Papers, and said one of them was a Bank Note, but he did not take so much Notice of it, as to be able to say whether it was or not; that Blewet coming in, ask'd for a Key, that he went to look for it, and when he came down Stairs the Prosecutor and Blewet were Fighting in the Yard, where stood Baskets of Bottles, and a great many Chairmen about them; and that before this happen'd, the Prosecutor having some time before pawn'd his Sword for a Guinea, sent a Porter to fetch it, giving him two Guineas, and the Porter telling him he had kept it himself, advancing the Guinea, the Prosecutor gave him 3 s. on that Account.

Susannah Thompson depos'd, That she being at Mr. Baynes's, was going to Supper with them on a Rabbit, that Mr. Innis coming into the Room behind the Bar, said, he would be a Rabbit too, and sup with them; that when he came down Stairs first, his Breeches were down, and Mrs. Baynes spoke to her Servant to tye them up; that he ask'd her, what Country Woman she was? She told him, an Irish Woman, and he offered her ten Guineas to lye with him; the Prosecutor, in Court, said, she was the Woman that was to have lain with him all Night; to this she reply'd, I to have lain with you! denying any such Contract .

Joseph Bostock depos'd, That the Prisoner came in with another Gentleman, went up Stairs, staid some time, and call'd for no Wine: he came down and the Gentleman resenting his leaving him alone, came down, likewise call'd for a Coach and went away; that he went up to clear the Room, and found a Purse of Gold, and gave it to him, for which he gave him half a Guinea; that Blewet coming in, ask'd for a Key, Mr. Innis came out, and struck him, and they went into the Yard, and fought where were a great many Bottles, and afterwards went out of Doors into the Street with his Breeches down, and torn almost off, having Papers in his Hand, and soon after came in again, and said, that he had lost a Bank-Note, and Mrs. Baynes pick'd up a Guinea in the Yard, and gave it him; that they all look'd very diligently for the Note, but could not find it. That he came the next Day, and said, that he was so drunk that he could not well remember what he did, that he had sent to the Bank to stop Payment, but could not tell either Date or Number; and said, Mr. Baynes , I do not charge you, but I am advis'd to do it to recover my Note.

Thomas Harris confirm'd what the last Evidence had depos'd, and added, That Mr. Baynes had before said, Sir, you are very drunk, I desire you would take care of your Money; that the rest of his Papers were found under the Table behind the Bar, where he suppos'd he might have dropp'd them, before he went out to Fight with Blewet; upon the whole of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted all the Prisoners, and upon their praying for a Copy of their Indictment, the Court granted it to 3 of the Prisoners.

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Theodore Willett , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted upon the Statute made in the 18th Year of the Reign of King Henry the 8th, that he being a Servant to Messieur s Thomas and Richard Woodward , and not an Apprentice, nor under the Age of 18 Years, having on the 3d of March in the Year 1730-1, delivered into his Hands by his said Masters, the Sum of 8796 l. 17 s. 6 d. he did on the 14th of March , the same Year, imbezzle and convert to his own use the Money committed

to his Trust, with intent his said Masters to deceive and defraud.

Richard Woodward depos'd, That he did put into his Trust on the 3d of March, the said Sum of Money, and he did charge himself with the Sum of 10716 l. 15 s. on the 24th of March, that he had paid the Sum of 5391 l. 15 s. and 7 d. and that he did then produce Cash in his Hand no more than 1900 l. and odd Pounds in Cash, and 600 l. and odd in Notes.

But it being allowed that he had since the the 3d of March paid away great Sums of Money, and also receiv'd great Sums from other Persons, and except it could be prov'd he had imbezzel'd to the Sum of 40 s. of that individual Money, put into his Trust, the 3d of March, he did not come within that Statute; and this being the Opinion of the Court, the Jury acquitted him.

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Elizabeth Porter , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Goods of John Kennet , the 6th of March last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Thomas Pimm , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for stealing divers Goods , the Property of William Clark , the 13th of March last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, and carried away the Goods, and afterwards both he and his Wife went away, and left their Lodging; but it not appearing to be a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted him.

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of St. Peter's Poor , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Mendes de Costa , and feloniously taking 6 Silver Spoons, value 40 s. a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. the 29th of March last.

Levi Abraham Bashrite depos'd, That the Plate was taken out of the Beauffet .

Mary Bury depos'd, That she shut up the Doors and Windows fast the Night before, went to Bed between 12 and 1 o'Clock, and the next Morning at 7 found some Panes of Glass had been taken out of the Kitchin Window, the Casement opened, and the Plate missing. That the Prisoner had been before employed to do Business in the House, but upon some Misbehaviour had been forbid the House, and she had not seen him at her Master's House for half a Year.

Mrs. Palmer depos'd, That the Prisoner and his Wife came the 29th of March about 8 o'Clock in the Morning with the Plate, desiring her to lend them 10 l. upon it, that she being inform'd the Plate was stolen, notice was given to the Prosecutor.

Thomas Gunter depos'd, That Mrs. Palmer sent the Plate to his House to be weigh'd , and he having seen a Note, which gave an Account that the Plate had been stolen, he gave notice to the Prosecutor.

The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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John Butler and Francis Glynn , alias Lynn , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Edward Dyer on the King's Highway, putting him Fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. and a Muslin Stock, value 6 d. the 23d of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was passing near the Romish Chapel in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , between 1 and 2 o'Clock in the Morning, the Day laid in the Indictment, he was met by the Prisoners and one Hall ; that Glynn shov'd him up against the Wall, and Hall and Butler laid hold of him, and bid him stand and deliver; that he said, he had but a small matter of Money; and Butler said, if you have but a little, I will give you something; that then they all beat him in a violent Manner, so that he was left for dead, and that they took his Hat, and tore off his Stock, and the Buckle of it was left in his Neck between his Wastcoat and Shirt, and he endeavouring to scramble up, having been knock'd down, and attempting to cry out, one of them said, he is not dead yet; and he being afraid they would come again, and cut his Throat, grasp'd it with both his Hands, but the Watch coming to his Assistance, they ran away . The Prosecutor being ask'd, if he was sure the Prisoners were

the Persons? He reply'd, yes; that it was a very light Night, and that he talk'd with them some Minutes before they knock'd him down.

John Hall depos'd, That he met the two Prisoners that Day, and they were Drinking and Gaming together most part of the Day; that they ask'd him, what Countryman he was? He said, an Irish Man; they said, so were they; that going from the Black Bull Alehouse in Prince's-street , the Prisoners told him, it being late , he should go with them to their Lodging, and as they were going along they met with a Watchm an, and ask'd him, what was o'Clock, and afterwards they met the Prosecutor, and knock'd him down, and beat him very much, and Butler took his Hat and Stock, and that he saw him hold the Hat under his Arm, and the Stock in his Hand; that as the Prosecutor was endeavouring to get up, Glynn said, D - n him, he is not dead, and struck at him again; that he endeavoured to call the Watch, but could not speak, and that he himself call'd the Watch, and the Prisoners ran away, and he was committed to Bridewell, and put to hard Labour.

John Waterman , the Constable, depos'd, That while he was out upon the Rounds, Hall, the Evidence, and Prosecutor were brought to the Watch-house, that the latter had been barbarously us'd, had been stabb'd in the Arm and Head with a Knife, was in a very bloody Condition, and seem'd to be almost dead; and that he said, Hall was one of the three that had Robb'd him, and that a Knife was found in Hall's Pocket, which he suppos'd gave the Wounds to the Prosecutor; that Butler was afterwards taken up for stealing a Pint Pot, upon which Hall offer'd to make himself an Evidence, and made an Information, and that Glynn was taken by Butler's Direction.

John Tyrrel depos'd, That he was present at the taking of Glynn, and that he saw Dyer in his Blood, that he had been stabb'd in the Arm and Face, and several Parts; and he never saw a Man in such a Condition.

The Prisoners deny'd the Fact, and that they had ever known the Evidence Hall; and Glynn call'd several Evidences to prove that he was at Dartford in Kent, from the 15th of July, to the 15th of September; these Evidences were,

Cornelius Flynn , who depos'd, That Glynn being a Taylor, wrought and lodg'd with him, during the time aforesaid, and never lay one Night out of his House; this was confirm'd by Elizabeth Flynn and James Cane , but in Contradiction to those Evidences, Ellis, a Watchman, was call'd.

- Ellis depos'd, That just before the Robbery was committed, he saw Glynn and the other Prisoner with Hall, and Glynn ask'd him, what was a Clock, and said, he would have given him, this Evidence, a Pint of Drink, but that he had no Money; that a little after, he heard an out-cry, and running, found the Prosecutor in the Condition before mentioned; but the Prisoners ran away, and he could not overtake them, and so they got off. The Fact being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found them both guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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Francis Woodmash , of St. George Hanover-Square , was indicted for the Murther of Robert Ormesby , giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword, on the Left-part of the Body, near the Left-Pap, the Length of half an Inch, and the Depth of 6 Inches, of which he instantly died , the 19th of April last.

He was likewise indicted a 2d time, upon the Coroner's-Inquest, for the Murther of the said Robert Ormes .

Elizabeth Ormes depos'd, That her Husband, self, and two Neighbours and their Wives having been walking, were drinking in an Alehouse by Chelsea-Fields , and that the Prisoner coming into the Room where they were, call'd for a Pint of Drink, and sat near them, and as they were discoursing together, was often interrupting their discourse, and intermeddling with what they talk'd of; that thereupon they desir'd him to desist, and let them alone to themselves, that he said, her Husband was a Blockhead, and he himself was a Gentleman, and a Scholar, and talk'd Latin; that they said they were Tradesmen, and did not understand Latin, that he taking an occasion to call her Brandy-Face, she reply'd,

that hers was no more a Brandy-Face, than his was a Jew's-Face, for he look'd like a Mulatto (he being of a swarthy Complexion) that the Company several times desir'd him to keep himself to himself, but he drew his Chair nearer, and would always be putting in among their Discourse; that having drank 5 or 6 Pints of drink, they paid their Reckoning, and were going away; that the Prisoner got up and went out first, and her Husband next, and she follow'd her Husband, that as soon as they were got into the Yard, she saw the Prisoner clap his Hand to his Sword, and was drawing it out, at which she shreik'd out, and turning her Head to some of their Company that follow'd, and immediately turning it again saw her Husband take his Hand from his side all bloody, and instantly drop'd down dead, never speaking a Word.

Margaret Mitchel depos'd to the same Purpose, that she following Mrs. Ormes, saw the Prisoner's Sword drawn, and making a thrust at the Deceas'd, and the Deceas'd holding up his Cane, as it were to defend himself, but did not see him strike the Prisoner one stroke; and that her Husband coming up, closed in with the Prisoner, set him on his Backside, and took his Sword from him.

John Mitchel depos'd as the former Evidence had done, and that the Deceas'd held up his Cane to defend himself, but did not strike him one blow, and that he seiz'd him, and took his Sword from him.

William Griffin depos'd, That he being drinking with his Neighbours, and the Prisoner came in and draw'd a Stool or Bench, and sat down by them, saying, unuibers bene , and would be forcing his Discourse to us, and talking Latin, repeating the first distich in Cato, Si Dens est animus nobis ut carmina Dicunt , &c. That they desiring him to keep his Discourse to himself, he said, he was a Gentleman and a Scholar, calling them Scrubs, that Mrs. Ormes and another Woman going out into the Yard, and when she came in again, the Prisoner said something about her Face, and she made the reply abovesaid, and one of the Company said, Jews were circumcis'd, and they all laugh'd, and the Prisoner laugh'd , and he did not perceive any signs of Anger or Passion upon that Account; that he going out, as had been before depos'd, did see the Sword drawn out of the Deceas'd's Body, and the Prisoner flourishing it, but saw not heard any blow struck by the Deceas'd.

Elizabeth Griffin depos'd, That the Prisoner went out first, and the Deceas'd follow'd, and there was no quarrel, and when she came out, she saw the Sword in the Prisoner's Hand, and Mr. Ormes fell down dead, and never spoke; and she neither saw nor heard any blow given by him.

Prudence Middlemore , the Mistress of the House, depos'd much to the same Purpose, and added, That he being troublesome , she desir'd him to go out; and she being ask'd, if he paid for his Pint of drink before he went out? She reply'd , she could not tell whether he did or no.

William Ellis , a Surgeon, depos'd, That he being sent for, found the Deceas'd lying on a Table past help, that the Wound had penetrated the left Ventricle of the Heart; and that it was the Cause of his Death.

The Prisoner pleaded in his Defence, That the Deceas'd and Company were talking very profanely, and laughing and Haspheming the Name of God, and that he not bearing their Profaneness, reprov'd them, they call'd him Irish Rogue, that he not caring to stay any longer, paid his 3 Half-pence, and went out, saying, the Lord deliver him from such Company; that the Deceas'd follow'd him, thrusting him out with his Cane , that he turn'd, and the Deceas'd striking him, he drew his Sword, having several blows, and retreated 6 or 8 Yards, bidding him desist , telling him, he was upon his Defence, and call'd the following Evidences.

Edmund Bell depos'd, That he being at the 3 Moor-Cocks at Chelsea, had been playing a game at Skettles, and did see the Deceas'd with his Cane or Stick strike the Prisoner 5 or 6 blows; he retreating backwards 8 or 9 Yards, he made 2 or 3 thrusts, and that he himself was about 12 Yards off.

Prudence Middlemore being ask'd, how the Skettle-Ground was situated, and whether if this Evidence stood there, he could see what was done? She reply'd, the House stood between the Skettle-Ground and the Yard

where the Accident happen'd, and she was of Opinion he could not; but Bell affirm'd, that where he stood, he could see.

John Edwards depos'd, That he was playing at Skettles with Bell, that he went out, and saw the Deceas'd up with his Cane, but saw no Sword.

Elizabeth Griffith being ask'd, how far she was from the Prisoner and Deceas'd? reply'd, she was about 2 or 3 Yards off, and had there been 5 or 6 Blows struck as Bell had sworn, she must have seen it; but positively depos'd, she saw no blow struck by the Deceas'd. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments. Death .

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Richard Cooper , of St. Catharine Creed-Church , was indicted for the Murther of Margaret Harle , alias Hall , by giving her one mortal Wound with a Pistol and leaden Bullet upon the right part of the Back, of the Depth of five Inches, of which she instantly died , the 16th of April last.

He was likewise indicted a second time on the Coroner's Inquest for the same.

Mr. Day, the Master, depos'd, That about half an Hour after Three o'Clock, he heard the report of a Pistol, and immediately the Maid cried out, and came into the Shop stooping almost double, holding her Hands at her Back, saying, O Lord, Dick has killed me , I am shot, I am shot, and fell down; that the Neighbours coming in, they got her up, setting her in a Chair, attempting to give her a Cordial, and sent immediately for a Surgeon. That he went into the Kitchin, and found the Prisoner sitting at the End of a Table , and saying to him, have you kill'd the Maid? But he made no answer. Did you fire the Pistol? He reply'd, I did shoot; and putting his Hand in his Pocket, gave him the Pistol . That he ask'd the Occasion of his doing it, but he gave no answer; and that the Maid did not live above 10 Minutes. This Evidence being ask'd, if there had before been any Quarrel between them? He reply'd, some Words might have pass'd, but he had heard that he had kick'd her once or twice two or three Months before.

Joseph Wild depos'd, That he going to Mr. Day's Shop, help'd to lift the Deceas'd up, and afterwards went into the Kitchin, and telling the Prisoner he had kill'd the Maid , he reply'd, he could not help it; and asking him, has there been any Quarrel betwixt you? He reply'd, she made Mischief in the Family.

Alexander Wood depos'd, That the Wound was near the Kidneys, and that probing the Wound, could find no Ball. That the Prisoner had kick'd the Deceas'd 3 Months before, and that he was present in the Kitchin when they had had some Words, and the Prisoner said to the Deceas'd, you know my Temper, why do you provoke me? That the Deceas'd answer'd, must I be subject to your Humour? That she complain'd he had cut her with a Knife cross the Arm; that the Prisoner said, he did it accidentally; but the Deceas'd said, he did it wilfully. That at another time they had some Words, he using to clean the Knives, found fault that she always took a clean Knife to eat her Dinner, upon which the Prisoner said, she must be taken down. This Evidence being ask'd concerning the Pistol, said, the Prisoner had had it several Years, and us'd to carry it when he went to Highgate and Hampstead, when he liv'd with Mr. Thornton.

Sarah Harle depos'd, That the Deceas'd, her Sister, had complain'd to her, that Richard had beat her several times, and that he was a very subtil Fellow, and that she had given him 6 d. to make him good humour'd , and at another time 18 d. for carrying 2 Boxes for her on the same Account.

Sarah Dixon depos'd, That about 6 Weeks before there had been some Words about the making some Water-Gruel, the Deceas'd saying she was busy, bidding him do it himself ; that Mr. Day saying, did he thus reward the Deceas'd for nursing him two Weeks? That the Prisoner D - n'd her for a Bitch, and said, he would give her nothing.

The Surgeon depos'd, That the Wound was Mortal.

The Prisoner, in his Defence, pleaded, That he had been out of Order at Times in his Head and Mind , and would insinuate as if he had charg'd the Pistol to have shot himself; and that he had a Day or two before ask'd the Apprentice for Landanum for that

Purpose; upon which Mr. Day being interrogated , said, the Prisoner had indeed been cut of Order, as he apprehended , from a Cold, and he had given him Things proper, but he perceiv'd no Disorder in his Mind or Head, or any Signs of Lunacy the Day he committed the Fact, and that he did his Business as usual.

The Apprentice own'd he had ask'd him for 5 Grains of Opium, that he thereupon said to him, have you a Mind to kill your self; but did not apprehend that he had any such Design, and that he said he wanted something to make him Sleep.

John Humphreys depos'd, That about 12 or 14 Years since, when he liv'd in Henrietta-street , he had attempted to drown himself, and was taken out of the Thames.

Jane Saunders and Mary Ray depos'd, That about two Months since, he had told them, he had been Light-headed, and that they thought he look'd Melancholy. After a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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Ambrose Newport , of Thistleworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black brown Mare, value 6 l. the Property of Charles Clinch , the 26th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost his Mare at Fairforth in Gloucestershire , and found it again at Thistleworth .

Thomas Barrat depos'd, That the Prisoner offer'd the Mare to Sale between Hounslow and Brentford , and a Friend of his had agreed to give him two Guineas and half a Crown for it at the Artichoke in Brentford, but he did not pay the Money, but order'd the Mare to be set up in the Stable, he suspecting it to be stolen; that the Prisoner went away, and sent from an Ale-house in the Town for the Mare, pretending he had repented his Bargain; but he refus'd to deliver the Mare, and caus'd him to be apprehended.

The Prisoner pleaded, That he being on the Road, a Man rode upon the Mare, who ask'd him, if he would ride? That he accepted his Offer, being weary; that the Man bid him ride to a certain Place, and he would meet him there; that he having staid at the Place a considerable time, and the Man not coming for the Mare, he made use of her to carry him farther. This Pretence did not avail, but the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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John Peaverly , of St. George Hanover-square , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Purse, value 2 d. and 48 Guineas, in the Dwelling-House of Robert Dickenson , the 25th of April last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner (a Lad of about 12 Years of Age) was employ'd by him to go of Errands, and look after his Shop; that he went out at about 11 o'Clock, left the Prisoner in the Parlour, and returning between 2 and 3, found his Parlour and Shop Door open, and the Till broken open, and his Money was gone; that going in Quest of the Prisoner, he apprehended him, and found the Money upon him, except one Guinea he had chang'd.

John Cotterel depos'd, That he apprehended the Prisoner, and he own'd he had Robb'd his Master, and had 14 s. 6 d. of the Guinea he had chang'd, and 3 Half-pence left, and own'd that he had broken open the Door with an Adz. Death .

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Richard Trapp , alias Blue Dick , of Paddington , was indicted for assaulting John Monk on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him 2 Cloth Coats, value 30 s. a Wastcoat, a pair of Boots and Spurs, a Guinea, a half Guinea, and 12 s. in Money , the 19th of March last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, that he being near Paddington , about Nine o'Clock at Night, the day laid in the Indictment, he was met by the Prisoner at the Bar and another, that he caught hold of his Horse's Bridle, and snapp'd a Pistol at him, but it did not go off; that he ask'd, what they wanted? They said, Money; to which he reply'd, they should have what he had. That they ask'd for his Watch, and then took him by the Collar, he being dismounted , and then telling him he must go along with him, led him into a Field, took his Coat, Wastcoat, Hat, Money, &c. and run the muzzle of his Pistol into his Eye, and almost blinded him; that they stripp'd him of his Clothes, and abus'd him very much; that they having left him , he got to a Friend's

House at Paddington, and they put him to Bed. That Humphreys, the Accomplice, asking, if the Horse was his own? the Prisoner said, it was not his own Horse, but one he had borrow'd . The Prosecutor being ask'd, if he was sure the Prisoner was the Person? He reply'd, yes; that he was a considerable time with them, and it was so Light that he could distinguish, and he had known the Prisoner several Years, he using sometimes to Work at Harrow on the Hill at Harvest-work, and had drank in his Company.

John Humphreys depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him, and he gave him leave to lodge at his House, and he ask'd me to go with him to his Mother-in-law's House at Harrow on the Hill, and they carried down Fish and Parsnips , this was on Thursday, and they came back to London the next Day on Friday, and they met the Prosecutor and robb'd him as he has before depos'd, and afterwards bid himlend him his Knife, that he (this Evidence) said, if you take his Money, you shall not Murder him. That the Prosecutor desir'd him to let him have some of his Clothes to cover him, and the Prisoner d - n'd him, and said, I will cover you, and fell to laying of him on very barbarously, and he got him into his Arms, and took him away from him; that the Prisoner bid him, this Evidence, go higher on the Road, and stay till he came to him; that he did, and waited till about 12 or 1 o'Clock, and lay down to sleep till he came to him.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd the following Evidences to prove that he was at Home at his Mother-in-law's House in Roxith in Harrow Parish all that Night that Mr. Monk was robb'd.

Thomas Dell depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner at Roxith that Day at about 6 o'the Clock in the Evening, that he stood talking with him a quarter of an Hour over the Pales .

Mary Priest depos'd, The Prisoner lay that Night the young Man was robb'd, where she lodg'd at Roxith .

Mary Turner depos'd, The Prisoner came Home that Friday between 7 and 8 o'Clock at Night , and went to Bed with his Wife.

Mary Saltenstal depos'd the same the former Evidence had done . And that John Humphreys call'd him up by 5 o'the Clock next Morning to go to London, that she made a Fire about 9 a Clock at Night, and he sat up by the Fire, and leaned his Head against the Oven's Mouth, and she lock'd him in, and left him asleep there.

Mary Streke depos'd, That she saw the Prisoner talking to Thomas Dell about 6 o'Clock, and John Humphreys sat at a Tree a little distance, and Trapp went down the Lane to go Home, and Humphreys followed him.

In Contradiction to these Evidences.

Richard Burch depos'd, That he saw Blue-Dick, the Prisoner, much about 7 o'Clock that Friday Night that Mr. Monk was robb'd, go by his House at Stone-bridge , about 5 miles from the Place where the Robbery was committed.

Jeffery Burch depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner and Humphreys lying near Mary le Bone, as if they were asleep, and going to the Rose and Crown in Paddington , and having heard that Mr. Monk had been robb'd, he suspected they had been concern'd in it, and told some Persons where they might go and find them under a heap of Straw. The Fact being fully prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Reference Number: t17310428-77

John Bentley , James Owen , and Hannah Owen of St. Bartholomew's Exchange , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Bank Note, value 100 l. the Property of Thomas Butler , the 4th of February last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That on the 3d of February he went out to Dinner; and the Prisoner ask'd him leave to go Abroad; that the 4th of February he found his Scriptore open, and the Note was missing ; that he went to the Bank , and on the 6th had word brought him from the Bank that it had been receiv'd by one Smith.

Samuel Smith depos'd, That on Friday Morning John Bentley and Robinson came to him, and they going to Drink, the Prisoner told them he had found a Note wrapp'd up in 4 Sheets of Paper, near Temple-Bar, saying, as he had found it, he had a Property in it, it was his right, that He and William Gilling went and inquir'd if it had been advertis'd, or if any Stop had been put to the Payment of it, and finding that there was not, they went and

receiv'd the Money at the Bank , and went back to the Fountain Ale -house , where the Prisoner waited , and told him, they could get the Money, if he would allow 10 Guineas for the discount of it; that he agreed to it, and bid them go get the Money; that they went away, and came again, and said, they had got it, and the Prisoner said it was a merry Day , and they went to the Queens-Arms Tavern in Newgate-Street .

William Gilling depos'd, That on Friday about 11 o'the Clock, Smith came to him to the Swan Alehouse, and desired him to go with him, and that he did go and receive the Money; that Robinson and the Prisoner were there, and his Dray stood in the Street; that he desir'd the Prisoner to let him see the 4 Sheets of Paper he said it was wrapp'd up in, and he pull'd a Paper out of his Pocket, and he observ'd to him that there was no Dirt upon it; to which the Prisoner made Answer, that the outward Paper was Dirty; that he gave Robinson 4 Guineas, and Smith gave him, this Evidence, 5 Guineas.

Henry Robinson depos'd, that the Prisoner Bentley came to him, ask'd to go to Drink, told him, he had found a Bank Note, and offered to give half a Guinea to go to receive it; but he refusing to be concerned in it, he said, he would go to Major Smith, that he did, and he and Gilling receiv'd the Money, and brought it to him, as has been before depos'd; that he gave Smith 6 Guineas, and the other 4, and half a Guinea to him (this Evidence) to buy a Dinner, and he went and bought Fowls, and he also lent him 5 Guineas.

Mr. Martin depos'd, That he went to the Poultry Compter, and examining the Prisoner Owen, and pressing him to confess , he did at last confess that he had taken it, and fell down on his Knees and begg'd that his Master would forgive him; and asking him, what was done with the Note? He said, Bentley had discounted it.

Mr. Nash depos'd, that he was with Mr. Martin, and heard the Prisoner Owen confess the taking of the Note; and that Owen inquir'd if Bentley was taken, and said, that he could not tell how the Money might be got, and that Bentley could swear enough to Hang him .

Martha Archbeul depos'd, that Bentley owned to her, that when he absconded, and went to Shields , he took one Hannah Rogers , another Man's Wife, with him, and had spent above 40 l. upon her in 3 Weeks Time.

Anne Simcock depos'd, That she is Servant to the Prosecutor, and that her Master went out between 10 and 11 o'Clock , and her Mistress about one; that Mr. Butler had given James Owen leave to go Abroad to take his Pleasure , and that he did not go by 2 or 3 Hours to soon as he might, but trifled about till her Mistress was gone out, and then went up under pretence to make up the Fire, and set the Room to rights; she wond'ring he made no more haste to go out, took Notice that he was in the Closet, where the Scriptore stood, where he had no Business, and when she went up, expecting after his long stay she should find the Room in good Order, but she found he had done nothing to it, but every thing was out of Order.

Bentley pleaded, that Owen had several times apply'd to him to take an Alehouse for him, and they had treated about a House at Cow-Cross; and he telling that Money would be wanting to carry on such an Affair, Owen said, his Wife had a Friend would lend her Money , and that when she brought the Note to him , he said, it had been lent her by a Friend.

There were other Evidences, but their Depositions being not very material, and the Fact as to stealing the Note being fully prov'd upon James Owen, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death . But there being no Evidence against Hannah Owen, she was acquitted . As likewise was John Bently, there wanting Proof that he acted in the stealing the Note, but he was order'd by the Court to be continu'd in Custody, in order to be indicted again the next Sessions as an Accessory after the Fact in receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen.

Reference Number: t17310428-78

Mary Gore , Wife of Nicholas Gore , was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods, the Property of Edward Fitzgerald , the 6th of March last; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: o17310428-1

N. B. The Reader is desired to correct the following Mistake in the 8th Page of the last Sessions Paper, the Trial of Deacon and Watson , for stealing Plate out of His Majesty's Kitchin ; where 'tis inserted, that the said I late was offer'd to Sale by one Robert Williams , whereas it should have been, that it was offer'd to Sale to the said Williams.

Reference Number: s17310428-1

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 9.

John Butler , B - J - , Richard Cooper , Francis Lynn , Ambrose Newport , James Owen , John Peaverly , Richard Trap , and Francis Woodmarsh .

Transportation 44.

William Bellamy , John Cane , alias Dickson, Catharine Chapman , James Cornwall , John Daucer , Robert Davis , William Day , Ann Amos , Sarah Bye , Nicholas Feagen , Thomas Fielding , Elizabeth Gill , Thomas Griffin , Mary Griffis , Elizabeth Sollis , Mary Johnson , George Johnson , Roland Jones , John Jones , Elizabeth Porter , Joseph Powis , Ann Savage , William Serjeant , Robert Sharp , Valentia Seaver , Mary Smith , William Simpson , Thomas Strongarm , William Sweetmar , Henry Tarrant , Isabella Walpole , alias Crick, Esther Watson , Ann Wells , Richard Wood , and Richard Woolls .

To be Whip'd 4.

Sarah Jones , Mary Loveday , Sarah Matts , alias Williams, and Isaac Todd .

Sarah Hewlet fin'd 10 Marks, and to suffer two Years Imprisonment .

Elizabeth Coventry fin'd 2 Marks and to suffer six Months Imprisonment .

Reference Number: a17310428-1

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WHO having observ'd the frequent Advertisements in the News Papers, of one and another single Medicine, said to cure all sorts of Gleets, and Seminal Weaknesses, which their Authors confound together, as if there were no Difference between them, has been prevail'd upon, by his Friends, in this publick Manner, to inform, and undeceive those who have unwarily been brought into either, (or both together, as it sometimes happens) of these perplexing, draining Imbecilities.

That where the Gleeting is only from a Laxity of the Glands in the Urethra, what leaks and drills away insensibly from them, through the Urinary Passage, and spots or smears the Linen, though it be yellowish, yet being without Pain, or any ill-condition'd Disorder, is no more than Mucus, and must be cured one Way.

And where it is a Seminal Weakness, that which slips away involuntarily, though it be thin, watery, and unelaborate, either by itself, in the Day-time, or a Nights too frequently, or profusely in the Sleep, or with the Urine, or upon Stool, whether from an Acrimony, or Depravity of the Juices, or by over-straining the Spermatick Vessels, or both, is Seed, and is to be remedied another way, inasmuch, as that Medicine which will cure the one, will not cure the other, and (vice versa) as every Practitioner that knows the Nature, Make, and different Situation of the Parts ministring to Generation, will allow; and that for want of this due Distinction, and right Application, it is, that so many People are disappointed of Cure; and by continuance of the Gleetings, are drain'd, as they are, into Impotencies, or Infertilities, which as it hinders their marrying, gives 'em great Anxiety, and the more, when attended, as in some, with Pain and Weakness in the Back and Reins; or, as in others, with Difficulty, or Dribblings of the Urine in, or after making it, which at length comes away either foul, sharp, slimy, or of an ill Smell.

As this is so in Fact, and the Dr. Well known to have experienc'd, in numberless Instances, the noble and never-failing Effects of two particular Balsamick Electuaries, which he spared no Pains or Expence to find out, the one to restrain the Mucus, and the other the involuntary shedding of the Seed, by their respectively bracing up the Fibres, and restoring the Tone and Springiness of the relaxed Glands and Seminals, invigorating the Genitals , and fertilizing the Seed, was also perswaded to recommend their Use, that those, who, for a long while together, had tried other Medicines for the same Weaknesses, and by their not succeeding, concluding themselves incurable, might be convinc'd by their speedy Amendment and Recovery by these, that it was not the Incurability of their Malady , but the wrong Method they had been in for Cure.

But yet in either of the said two Weaknesses, or where it happens that they are complicated, and have proceeded, either from Self-abuses, excessive, or over-straining Coitions, or from over Purgations in Venereal Cures, or any other Cause, as a Flux of Humours generally falls down and settles upon all weake ned Parts , rendring them still the weaker, and these tender nervous Parts more especially: The first Step to be taken in order to make way for a regular and substantial Cure, (and without which it is not to be accomplished) must, in a peculiar Manner, be to correct, and gently divert those Humours; and the only Medicine he could ever rely upon to do this effectually, that is, to overcome the Cause, and introduce the Cure of the most difficult of these Weaknesses, (even where the Vessels had been obstructed, Manhood greatly enseebled, and in some, well high extinct, or at least not able to touch a Woman, but ad primum labiorum contactum , semen emittunt;) has been his Preparing Pills, of which when the Patient has taken only three Doses, at due Distances, he is to begin (and not before) with one or t'other (or both together, as the Case may chance to be) of the said two Electuaries, which how to distinguish in, and how to proceed with, the printed Directions, wrap'd

up with the Pills, do so plainly shew, that no Persons, even of the meanest Capacities, can be at any Loss to understand them; but will by their observing the easy Rules therein laid down, have their Blood and whole Body well cleans'd and purified, the debilated Parts strengthened, and by Degrees, compleatly, and lastingly invigorated and restored, so as to be enabled quickly, and safely to Marry, without the least Need of any further, or other Advice or Medicine.

They are to be had, Price 7 s. 6 d. the Box, sealed up, ready to be delivered to any Messenger, upon only asking for, a Box of Pills, at Mr. Payne's, a Bookseller, at the Crown, facing the Chapter Coffee-House, in Pater noster-Row.

Note, The said Electuaries, viz. Number 1, for Gleets, and Numb. 2. for Seminal and Genital Weaknesses , are to be had there also, Price 7 s. 6 d. each Pot, and are likewise sealed up, and to be asked for by Electuary Number 1, or Electuary Number 2.

Dr. GODFREY's GENERAL CORDIAL,

So universally approved of for the CHOLICK, and all Manner of PAINS in the BOWELS, FIUXES , FEVERS, SMALL-POX, MEASLES, RHEUMATISM, COUGHS, COLDS, and RESTLESNESS in Men, Women, and Children, and particularly for several Ailments incident to Child-bearing Women, and Relief of young Children in bearing their Teeth .

Is Sold in most Cities, Boroughs, and Market-Towns throughout Great-Britain and Ireland, and in most publick Streets in London; remov'd from Hunsdon to Broxborn in Hertfordshire : And for the Conveniency of supplying all those Parts, there are establish'd, by me BENJAMIN GODFREY, these following Wholesale Warehouses, viz.

John Westlake 's in Queen's-street, Bristol; William Furly 's, Distiller, at the Black Prince in the Market-place in the City of Norwich.

Peter Leadbeater 's, Distiller , in West-Chester.

Mr. Button's, Bookseller, on the Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mr. Brook's, Distiller, on the Blind-Key, Dublin .

As also at my Original Warehouse, facing Angel-Alley in Bishopsgate-street, without Bishopsgate, London.

Any reputable Shopkeeper in any City, Borough, or Market-Town, where this Medicine is not already sold, may be supplied at any of the said Ware-Houses, with good Allowance.

N. B. The Publick are desir'd to take Notice, (to prevent being imposed on) that there is an ill minded Person who counterfeits the said Medicine, and puts the Title of Godfrey's Cordial on the Top of the Bottles, and in his Bills given with the Bottles, he calls it The GENERAL CORDIAL, and does not put the Person's Name who prepares it; but as this Counterfeit Maker is now found out by his own Confession, he and his Sellers will be prosecuted as the Law directs. ONE of the unfair Sellers of the sham Medicine without the Maker's Name who prepares it, is at a Silver-Smith's near Lombard-Street, another is at a Cheesemonger's facing Devonshire-Square in Bishopsgate-Street. But, to prevent the Buyers from being imposed on, I have put my Christian Name on the Top of each Bottle, as in the Margin, which is prepared.

By me BENJAMIN GODFREY, M. D.

The Price of each Bottle is 6 d.

John Taylor , Agent for Merchants,

Next Door to the Cutler's, at the End of Castle-Alley, behind the Royal Exchange, London, a Board of Directions at the Window. Several hundreds of good Countrymen, and Servants of all Trades, are wanted for Jamaica directly , Ships will Sail every Week for Jamaica. Good able Carpenters, Bricklayers, Wheelwrights, Blacksmiths, Sawyers and Coopers, shall have twenty-five Pounds yearly Wages, &c. and all Men Servants that will go to Jamaica, shall be entertained every Day, by John Taylor ,

Vivant Rex & Regina.

Just Publish'd, The Third Edition of,

The Spelling Dictionary: Or, A Collection of all the common Words made use of in the English Tongue, carefully compared with the original Languages from whence they are derived and marked as they are to be pronounced. By T. DYCHE. Pr. 1 s. 6 d.

Sold by R. WARE , at the Bible and Sun in Warwick-Lane, at Amen-Corner .

Also may be had at the same Place,

1. The large Home Bibles, Folio, with the six Maps of sacred Geography, and a brief Concordance for the more easy finding out of the Places therein contained. By J. Downame, B. D.

Bound in Calf Leather - 1 l. 6 s. per Book.

And with Mr. Stuit's Cutts at 2 l. 5 s. Ditto.

On a fine Paper, with Cuts 3 l. 3 s. Ditto.

A Curious Field's Bible, Folio, Imperial Paper, 3 Vol. in Turkey Leather, with fine Dutch Cuts, Price 30 l.

A Royal Paper, 2 Vol. in Turkey Leather, with Cuts, Price 20 l. or any other sort of curious old Bibles.

Just Publish'd,

2. A Description of 300 Animals, viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects. With a particular Account of the Whale Fishery. Extracted out of the Authors, and adapted to the Use of all Capacities, especially to allure Children to read. Illustrated with Copper Plates, whereon is curiously engraven, every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent and Insect, described in the whole Book. Pr. 2 s. 6 d.

3. A Treatise of Architecture, with Remarks and Observations by that excellent Master thereof, Sebastian le Clerc, Knight of the Empire, Designer and Engraver of the Cabinet to the late French King, and Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Necessary for young People who would apply to that noble Art. Engraven on 181 Copper Plates. By John Sturt . Translated by Mr. Chambers. Price 15 s.

4. Emblems for the Entertainment and Improvement of Youth, containing Hieroglyphical and AEigmatical Devices relating to all Parts and Stations of Life, together with Explanations and Proverbs in French, Spanish, Italian and Latin, alluding to them, and translated into English. The whole curiously engrav'd on 62 Copper Plates. Pr. 2 s. 6 d.

5. The compleat Constable, directing Constables, Headboroughs, Tything Men, Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highway, and Scavengers, in the Duty of their Offices, according to the Power allowed them by the Laws. Price 1 s.

6. Tradesman's Guide: Containing a List of all the Stage-Coaches, and Carriers; with an Account of all the Fairs and Market-Towns in England. Price 1 s.

To all Masters of Ships, Country-Shopkeepers, &c. this publick Notice is given.

THAT WILLIAM DICEY , in Conjunction with Mr. BENJAMIN OKELL (to whom a Royal Patent is granted) THOMAS COBB , (in Right of ELIZABETH his Wife, late Widow of Mr. CLUER) and ROBERT RAIKES , continue, and jointly carry on the preparing and vending, both Wholesale and Retail, that excellent Medicine call'd, Dr. BATEMAN's PECTORAL DROPS, at their Warehouse against the South Door of Bow Church, at the farther End of the Church-Yard from Cheapside, London; at which Place (and no other in the City of London) Retailers may be furnish'd, with good Allowance for Profit, by directing for or sending to WILLIAM DICEY or THOMAS COBB and Company, at the Warehouse aforesaid.

N. B. These DROPS carry off the most violent Fever, if taken in Time, and is the best of Remedies for those that are afflicted with the present Distempers, viz. Coughs, Colds, intermitting Fevers, &c.

It gives present Ease in the most racking Pains of the Gout and Rheumatism, they have brought away Gravel and Stones almost as big as Horse Beans from divers Persons, and have restored Thousands of poor Infants to their Strength and Liveliness, that have been reduced to meer Skeletons They never fail giving Ease in the most violent Pains of the Body and Limbs, and all the Ailments of the Breast. and is the best of Medicines in all manner of Consumptions.

Sold at One Shilling per Bottle, in which is contained three Doses. At the same Place you may have Gratis, a Book of Certificates, in which you'll find more Cures than can be produc'd from any one Medicine, since the first Use of Physick.

This Day is Publish'd,

THE Church-of-England Man's Instructor: Being an Explanation of all the Fasts and Feasts of the Church of England. With a Prayer for each Solemnity throughout the whole Year. Collected from the Writings of Archbishop Tillotson, Bishop Kenn, Dr. Cave, Dr. Hicks, Mr. Kettlewell, Mr. Nelson, and other eminent Divines of the Church of England. Illustrated with forty Cuts. To which are added, Tables of Portions of Scripture, appointed for the Epistles, &c. taken out of the Old Testament. Also of the Epistles, Gospels, &c. taken out of the New Testament, and made use of in the Book of Common Prayer.

Printed for B. CREAKE at the Red Bible in Ave-Mary-Lane, Ludgate-Street , near St. Paul's, and at the Bible in Jermyn-Street, St. James's.

Where may be had, just Publish'd,

I. A Compleat Collection of State Tryals for High-Treason, and other Crimes and Misdemeanours, from the Reign of King Richard the 2d, to the End of the Reign of King George 1st, in Six Volumes.

II. The Magazine of Architecture, Perspective, and Sculpture, in five Parts, with an Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms made use of in Architecture. Collected from the most approv'd Authors, Antient and Modern, particularly Palladio Scamozzi, and Vignola, and made a Work of general Use for Gentlemen, Architects, Sculptors, Painters, Workmen, and all Persons concern'd in Building. Embellish'd with 96 Copper Plates. By Edward Oakley , Architect, M. M.

III. The Ancient Constitutions of Free-Masons; Containing the Rise, Progress, Patronage and Intent of the Science of Masonry, with the solemn Charges and Orders; also the usual Songs, all curiously engraved on Copper. To which is added, A Speech delivered at the Grand Lodge in York; and a Speech delivered to a Lodge in London, setting forth the Utility and Excellency of the Craft, with Instructions for the Improvement of the Society in General; likewise the Prologue and Epilogue spoken by a Mason and a Mason's Wife at the Theatre in Drury-Lane. In 12m. Price 3 s.

Books Sold by T. PAYNE in Pater-Noster-Row .

The Adventures of the celebrated Madam de Muci, with Count de Albert, a noted Lord in France, and Celsus, a late English Noble-man. Written by her Woman. Translated from the French Original, just Publish'd at Amsterdam by John Frederick Bernard . Price 1 s. 6 d.

An Universal History from the earliest Account of Time to the Present. No. 1, 2, 3, to be continued. Price 3 s. 6 d. each Number.

Historia Literaria: Or, An exact and early Account of the most valuable Books publish'd in the several Parts of Europe. No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, to be continued. Price 1 s. each Number.

The New Political State of Great Britain, including the publick Affairs of Foreign Courts. No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, to be continued. Price 1 s. 6 d. each Number.

The Art of knowing Women, or the Female Sex dissected, in a faithful Representation of their Virtues and Vices. Price Bound 4 s.

The Brothers, or Treachery punish'd, a Novel. Price Bound 2 s.

The Travels of Cyrus, by the Chevalier Ramsey. French and English. In Two Volumes. Price Bound 6 s.

The Invalidity of Lay-Baptism. Price 1 s.

To Distillers,

Jonathan Pead , Chymist, near the White-Swan Alehouse in New-Street-Square, between Shoe-Lane and Fetter-Lane,

Prepares and Sells a true Calcination of TARTAR, which has given a general Satisfaction, by cleansing Malt-Spirits from all their foetid Flavour, rendering them soft, sweet and pleasant, fit for any Mixture, improving every Day; if upon Trial, it does not answer, the Money shall be repaid.

N. B. Six Pounds are sufficient for a Pipe, and require but one Distillation. Price Fourteen Pence per Pound.

The speediest and most approved Remedy for COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMAS, PHTISICKS, WHEESINGS and SHORTNESS of BREATH, &c.

COX's Original, Inostimable , Angelical Tincture, (Famous throughout Europe and the Plantations) that hath given such infinite Satisfaction to those that have made Use of it; it daily overcomes the most grounded Coughs, tho' of never so long standing, and perfectly cures them in a few Days, as Thousands can testify; 'tis found to be a sure Help, and the only Medicine of the Age for old Consumptions, Phtisicks , Colds, Wheesings, Asthmas, Shortness of Breath, and all other Diseases of the Breast and Lungs, restoring those who are left off by Physicians, remaining in utter Despair under the Burden of their miserable Lives: It cannot be sufficiently commended, and hath now been sold upwards of 30 Years with great Success.

Remov'd from the Golden-Ball in Nicholas-Lane, Lombard-street,

Prepared and sold Wholesale at the Golden-Ball in Pater-noster-Row, near St. Paul's.

Where all Shopkeepers and others may be furnished with any Quantity, with an Allowance to sell again: Sold also at Ned's Coffee-house , in Birchin-lane; Mr. Coldham, at the Golden-Fleece , at Cherry-Garden Stairs; at Burr's Coffee-house in Harp-lane, near Bearkey ; Mrs. Leney's next to Brightman's Coffee-house, Wapping Old Stairs; Mr. Woodrooffe, Haberdasher of Small Wares, at the Golden-Key and Star in the Minories; Mr. Desca, at the Sign of the Spaniard in New-street , St. Martin's-lane; Mr. Bedberry's, a Confectioner, at the Black-Lyon, over-against Hand-Alley, without Bishopsgate; Mr. Taylor's, at the Three Wise Men of Gotham , in Shore-Ditch; Hatton-Garden Coffee -house, Hatton-Garden; at Wharton's Coffee-House in Clare-Market; Mr. Norris, Tallow Chandler, over-against the King's-Bench, Southwark; Mr. Gillender's, over-against White's Chocolate-House in St. James's; Monday's Coffee-House in New Round-Court in the Strand; Mr. West's a Tea-Shop on Garlick-Hill; Mr. Perry, at the Portugal Arms in Pall-Mall; Mr. Robotham's, a Toy-Shop near White-Chapel-Bars ; at Thompson's Coffee-house, Lancaster-Court near St. Martin's Church in the Strand; at Mr. West's a Pastry-Cook within the Gate on London-Bridge; at Mr. Page's, Cheesemonger in Rose-street Newgate-Market; at Mrs. Dalton's at the Green-Ball in Brown-street, Bunhill-fields; Mr. Christopher Peach , near St. Mary Magdalen's-Church in Barnaby-street; John's Coffee-house, in Sheer-Lane, near Temple-Bar; Mr. Coomer, a Distiller, next St. Catherine's Bridge, near the Tower, and at most of the Cities and Great Towns in England. Price 1 s. a Bottle, with printed Directions, each Bottle being Sealed down with Black Wax, and the above Coat of Arms.

N. B. It may be taken without Consinement or Hinderance of Business.


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