Wednesday the 14th, Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, and Saturday the 17th of July 1731, in the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
No. VI. for the said YEAR.
Printed for T. PAYNE, at the Crown, in Pater-noster-Row. 1731.
(Price Six Pence.)
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, and Saturday, being the 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th of July 1731, in the Fifth 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 Baron Reynolds ; the Honourable Mr. Justice Probyn ; the Honourable Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland; Mr. Serjeant Urlin, Deputy Recorder of the said City; and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.
Jacob Stock , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth-Coat, value 10 s. the Property of William Thorn , the 7th of this Instant July ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop under Pretence to buy some Silk, and took the Opportunity to steal the Silk mentioned in the Indictment, which being found in the Prisoner's Pocket, and the Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Antonio Key , of St. Peter's Cornhill , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, from the Person of William Thorn , the 7th of this Instant July ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Roberts , of St. Stephen's Coleman-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Books , the Property of John King , the 8th of June last; The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
William Carnegy and Richard Bennet , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for feloniously stealing 30 Yards of Twisted Web, and 25 Yards of Diaper Web, and 1 Sheep-Skin , the Goods of John Farrer , the 4th of June last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That William Carnegy was Servant to the Prosecutor; and that Bennet being observ'd by the Neighbours to wait about the Prosecutor's House daily, (while the Prosecutor and his Wife were gone to 6 o'Clock Prayers at St. Sepulchres Church) and frequently to carry away Goods, and that thereupon the Prosecutor desir'd a Neighbour, to watch and mind rightly, on the Day mention'd in the Indictment, and the Prisoner was apprehended with the before-mentioned Goods.
It appear'd also, That the Goods were deliver'd to the Prisoner Bennet, by Carnegy, the Prosecutor's Servant.
The Prisoner Carnegy confess'd that he had various Times given his Master's Goods to the Prisoner Bennet.
Bennet pleaded, That he bought the Goods of the Prosecutor's Servant Carnegy ; but could bring no Proof of it; and this being contradicted by Carnegy, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Gown was stolen out of a Yard where it had been hung up to dry; and that the Sunday following she saw the Prisoner pass by her Mistress's Door with the Gown on her Back, that thereupon she caused her to be apprehended.
The Prisoner brought several Evidences to prove that she bought the Gown of a Woman that sells old Clothes in the Street, on the Friday before; whereupon the Jury acquitted her.
Luke Powel , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, from the Person of John Crafts , the 4th of this Instant July ; and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Stockings were stolen out of the Yard of the Prosecutor, where they had been hung to dry , and were found upon the Prisoner by the Watchman, in the Fields, at 3 o'Clock in the Morning.
As to the Saws, and Joyners Tools, it to pear'd, That the Tools were left at Mr. Vernon House, where they had been at Work the Day before, and the next Morning they were gone
The Prisoner pleaded, That as he was going to Hampstead, he saw a Woman in a Ditch asleep, and he having awak'd her, had bargaine to lie with her, and the Watchman came and apprehended him; but the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. upon each Indictment.
John Cross , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 half hundred Weights, the Property of Sir John Thomson and Joseph Baker , in the Ware-House of John Rollings , the 8th of June last.
Both these Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. upon each Indictment.
John Rogers , of St. Gregory's , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk-Handkerchief from the Person of Shugbrug Sill , the 13th of this instant July ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Hugh Cambell , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Lamb, Value 8 s. the Property of George Woolley , the 24th of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty .
Dismore Brown depos'd, That he going home, fell down in the Minories , and being stunn'd by the fall, when he was recover'd, felt some-body pulling of his Hand, but could not say who it was; but soon after found his Rings were gone, and thereupon the next Morning sent Notice of their being lost, to Mr. Hardy, Goldsmith, to stop them, if offer'd to be sold, and that in an Hour or two they were brought to him.
The Prisoner pleaded, That he had the Rings to sell for two other Boy s, that said, they had found them in the Minories, which appearing probable, by some Circumstances depos'd in Court, the Jury acquitted him.
Catharine Upp , of St. John's the Evangelist , in the Liberty of Westminster, was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Brass-Candlesticks, a Pestle and Mortar , the Goods of Richard Smith , the 8th of June last; but the Fact not being sufficiently prov'd, the Jury acquitted her.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Linen was stolen out of a Garden, where they had been hung up to day; the Fact being plainly prov'd , the Jury found them all Guilty to the Value of 10 d each.
Thomas Pettit , of St. Mary White-Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig , the Goods of John Ashton , in the Shop of -Juby , the 4th of November last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Catharine Wilcox , of St. Mildred Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing 3 s. from the Person of Michael James , the 24th of June last; but No-body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
Thomas Tailor , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing Stockings, in the Shop of William Serjeant , the 15th of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Mary White , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cotton-Gown, &c . the Goods of John Masters , the 26th of June last; but the Fact not being sufficiently prov'd, the Jury acquitted her.
Eleanor Davis , of St. Alban's Wood-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Yards of printed Linen , the Goods of William Baylis , the 19th of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Thomas Macculler , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel, and other Goods, the Property of William Bristol , Esq ; in the Dwelling-House of John Edwin , the 7th of June last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner had been Servant to the Prosecutor for about 2 Years and a half, and afterwards taking an Opportunity, carry'd off the Goods, pawn'd them, and absented himself from his Service; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
John Coghill , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch , the Property of William Holdsworth , the 13th of June last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner having lodg'd at his House, and owing him 6 s. when he went away, came again to his House, and told him, that he was come to pay him; that he desiring to Lodge there on the Saturday Night, and he having lodg'd there that Night, went away in the Morning without paying either Debt or Reckoning, and afterwards he miss'd his Watch, which he had left hanging in his Chamber at his Bed's Head ; but the Prosecutor not Swearing positively that the Prisoner stole it, he was acquitted .
Elizabeth Renny , Richard Dowglas , and Kenny Urquart , of St. Gabriel Fenchurch-street , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Bank-Note, value 20 l. the Property of Luke Philpot , the 29th of June last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Servant , that having Country Lodgings, he usually went to them in the Afternoon, and came home again the next Morning, and that he left the Charge of his House and Effects to Elizabeth Renny ; and that his Son coming to him late one Night, told him, that his Box which stood in a Closet (which contained that Note, and 3 hundred Pounds in India-Bonds, &c.) had been taken away, and that he had found the Prisoner Richard Dowglas behind the Door, and the Door on jarr; upon which he went home, and found that the Box and Notes were gone, and that going to the Bank, found the Note had been paid to a Woman; that afterwards the India-Bonds were put down the Cellar Window.
Luke Philpot , the Son, depos'd, That he coming home about 10 of the Clock at Night, did find the Door on jarr, and Dowglas coming from behind it, Elizabeth Kenny standing by him; that he suspecting some ill, he look'd for the Box, and finding it was not there, went that Night back to Kennington, and inform'd his Father of it.
The Prisoner Renny pleaded, That she knew nothing of the Bank Note, India-Bonds, nor Box, and that the Occasion of Dowglas's being there was on account of his being her Sweet-Heart, he having courted her to make her his Wife for 7 Months before.
Richard Dowglas made the same Plea, and that the Occasion of Urquart's being there was, that he came to call him to go with him on Ship-board, he being his Fellow-Servant , to Capt. Edmunds at Rotherbith ; and there being no Proof against any of the Prisoners, they were all acquitted .
John Cooper depos'd, That his Watch hung at his Bed's-Head in his Cabbin, and there also lay his Clothes, which were stolen away while he was asleep there, and as he suppos'd, she came in at the Cabbin-Window; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
John Payne , of Edmonton , was indicted for feloniously stealing 37 s. the Money of John Brown Howard , the 23d of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd by the Prisoner's own confession, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
He was also indicted a second time for the feloniously slaying of the said Person.
Captain Littler depos'd, That he was sitting in the Room, where were several Gentlemen, and the Prisoner and Mr. Baron were playing a Game at Billiards, and Capt. Colt and the Prisoner had laid a Bett of 4 or 5 s. upon the Game, and a piece that had been glued into the Billiard-stick dropped out, and the Deceased was sent out to get it mended, that there happening to be a Dispute about the Bett while the Boy was gone, when he
James Ferguson depos'd, That he saw the Blow given, and the Prisoner said to him, you little Rogue, if you had not staid so long, this Dispute had not happened; that he did not apprehend the Blow to be such, that could have done the Boy any Injury, nor the Prisoner to be in any Passion, or angry with him when the Blow was given, nor that he gave it with any Intent to hurt him, nor did he repeat the Blow.
Mr. Baker depos'd, That he did not perceive that the Blow was given with any Violence, and when the Prisoner found the Boy was hurt, though he nor any of them could in the least apprehend it could be mortal, he was very much concern'd.
Mr. Baron depos'd as the other Evidences had done, and that he had given much greater Blows to his own Son , to his thinking, without doing him any Injury, that the Blow did not seem to him to be given with any Violence; that tho'a Surgeon was sent for, it about 3 Quarters of an Hour before he was came, that when he came, he said, he believ'd he could have saved the Boy's Life if he had been sent for sooner, but now it was too late.
James Wilks , the Surgeon, depos'd, That he opened the Deceased's Head, that the Wound was upon the middle of the Coronal Suture, an Inch and a Quarter long, but had not divided the Pericrarium, nor was there any Fracture, but he apprehends that the Concussion had wounded an Artery of the Brain, and he could hardly have thought it could have been done by the Blow of such an Instrument had he not seen it; and that he found in the Head about three Ounces of extravasated Blood, that the Depth of the Wound was but a third part of an Inch, and was of Opinion, that if he had been trepanned immediately, it might have saved his Life, by preventing the Blood from pressing upon the Vessels.
Mr. Tast , a Surgeon, depos'd, That when he came he found the Boy in strong Convulsions, and was surpriz'd his Wound being so very slight to see such Symptoms; that at the first, he did not think that Wound could have been the Cause of his Death; but seeing the Symptoms, he sent for Instruments to trepan him, but before they came he was dead.
Mr. Barnet, the Apothecary, depos'd, That when he came the Boy was in strong Convulsions, and he let him Blood, and he bled freely, that he prob'd his Wound, but could not find that it was fractur'd, and the Surgeon said, it was not, and that at first he thought the Boy had been only frighted, and he did not think such a Blow could have put him into Convulsion-Fits.
The Prisoner call'd several Persons to his Character.
Capt. Mayne depos'd, That he had known the Prisoner 5 Years, and was his Mate to Barbadoes , and he never saw him in a Passion, or strike a Man a Blow all the Voyage.
Slingsby Bethel depos'd, That he had known him 5 or 6 Years, and had been very Conversant with him, and had never seen him in a Passion , or Guilty of any Misbehaviour.
Several other Gentlemen appear'd, who
After a full hearing of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted him of the Murther, and found him Guilty upon the Coroner's-Inquest of Manslaughter only .
William Walker , of Pancras , was indicted, for that he with one Morgan Jones, not yet taken, did assault Thomas Lane on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Watch, value 3 l. a Ring, value 10 s. a Coat with Plate Buttons, value 3 l. and divers other Things , the 24th of March, in the Year 1730 .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was riding down Fig-Lane last Lady-Day-Eve was 12 Months, about 9 o'Clock at Night, he was attack'd by 2 Men, one of which came and laid hold of his Horse's Reins, and cry 'd, D - n your Body, quick; that the Man that held the Horse's Reins, lean'd his Head against his Mane, and stooping down he saw a Horse Pistol against his Breast, and the other took his Money, Watch, Tobacco-Box, Snuff-Box, and divers Things; that he thinks the Prisoner is the Man, but he could not be positive; the Prisoner was taken up by the Information of John Davis .
Mr. Gambier appear'd, and gave the Prisoner a good Character; and the Prosecutor not being able to charge the Prisoner positively, he was acquitted .
Elizabeth Smith depos'd, That the Prisoner lodg'd in the same House with her, and she found a Child in the House of Office, wrapt up in a Piece of an old Blanket; that the Child appear'd to have been at its full growth, but was wasted, being suppos'd to have lain there several Weeks.
Mary Sweatingham depos'd, That about a Fortnight before the Child was found, she being at Work with her picking of Strawberries, she ask'd her, If she did not hear a Child cry? saying, she had continually the Noise of a New-born Child in her Ears; that she going to the Prisoner in New-Prison, and asking her, why she did not make her Escape? She answer'd, she knew herself to be Guilty, and had no Power.
Elizabeth Jones depos'd, That she going (about a Fortnight before the Child was taken up) to the Pond to wash a Mop, and the Prisoner at the same time going to wash a Tin-pot, the Prisoner bid her put her Hand upon her Belly, and feel how soft it was grown in a Weeks time, and she tracked her by some Blood, and also that she was another Woman than she had been for 10 or 11 Months; that she appeared then to be very lank, tho' she had look'd big before.
The Prisoner call'd several Persons to her Reputation, and the Fact not being proved to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.
George Blakesly and John Cotteril were indicted, for that a Person unknown did in the Parish of St. Bottolph's Bishopsgate, privately steal a Watch from the Person of Thomas Dyche , the 13th of March last; that they did the 20th of May last take a Guinea of the said Thomas Dyche to help him to the said Watch again, without causing the Prisoner to be apprehended, or giving Evidence against him ; but the Evidence against the Prisoners not coming up to a Proof of the Fact upon them to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they were acquitted .
Thomas Jones , of Alhallows Lombard-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Guineas and a half, and 30 s. in Silver, of John Wailes , in the Dwelling-House of Mary Seed , the 7th of June last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was a poor Boy taken in to help the Ostler at the Cross-Keys Inn in Gracechurch-street , and that having been there about a Fortnight, he took the opportunity to steal the Ostler's Money; that having so done, he
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner (who was a little Girl of about 9 or 10 Years of Age) having gotten in at the Prosecutor's Kitchen Window, which had been opened, and left so till about Six o'Clock in the Morning, had handed out two Spoons to her Accomplices, and was surprized by the Apprentice coming out at the Window. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Joseph Paterson and Joseph Darwell , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John King in the Night time and stealing 10 Cotton and Worsted Caps, value 5 s. the 16th of May last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoners, they were acquitted .
Thomas Rowden , of St. George's Hanover-Square , was indicted for assaulting John Stokes on the Highway, and robbing him of two Pair of Stockings, and other Goods , the 24th of January 1729 ; but No-body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
James Hobbs , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Pair of Shoes , the Goods of John Hughes , the 12th of this Instant July ; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Jane Malloon , of St. Paul's Shadwel , was indicted for stealing divers Fans , the Goods of Thomas Pendleton , the 29th of May last, but the Fact not being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
Hannah Wright , alias Howard , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Linen , the Goods of Anthony Darwel , the 30th of May last ; but the Proof against the Prisoner being sufficient , she was acquitted .
William Smart , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Pair of Shoes, in the Shop of John Wise , the 1st of April last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
John Haynes , of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Joseph Iredel , and feloniously stealing two Gowns, the Goods of Anne Master's , and Martha Hatton , the 17th of June last; the Burglary not being prov'd, the Jury acquitted him of that; but one of the Gowns being found upon the Prisoner, when taken, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Mary Coslin , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gold-Ring, value 16 s. the Property of Mary Temple , the 3d of June last; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
William Shannel , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Silver-Buckles , the Property of John Smith , the 7th of this Instant July ; but the Evidence against the Prisoner not being sufficient to satisfy the Jury, they acquitted him.
Catharine Cox , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, &c . the Goods of Sarah Fitchet , the 26th of May last; which Fact being prov'd upon her, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods, and went away at 6 o'Clock in the Morning; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Mary Bradley depos'd, That the Prisoner had been her Servant about 4 Years since, and missing Money out of her Drawer from time to time, and admiring how it should be gone, she always keeping it under Lock and Key, and the Key in her Pocket, she at last resolv'd to try an Experiment to find out the Thief, by marking 21 s. and 6 d. with a Cross on the Curl of the Hair on the Head side; that having done so before Witness, she lock'd it up as before, and 3 or 4 Days after looking into the Drawer miss'd 2 s. and 6 d. of it; whereupon to try the Prisoner, she goes to a Neighbour, desires her to go to her House, and ask for her, and say, that she wanted to borrow 1 s. and 6 d. which she her self not being at home, she was to desire the Prisoner to lend her, which her Neighbour doing, and the 1 s. and 6 d. which the Prisoner lent, was part of this mark'd Money.
Margaret Burket depos'd, That she did borrow 1 s. and 6 d. of the Prisoner, at the Desire of Mrs. Bradley, and it prov'd to be the mark'd Money; which the Prosecutor produc'd in Court, and Swore to be part of her Husband's which had been mark'd as before.
There were other Evidences to confirm this, and that the Prisoner did own the Fact, and the taking a Guinea at another time; and the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
John Jones and William Haywood , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for assaulting John Parker on the Highway, putting him in Fear , and taking from him 3 s. 6 d. in Money, and other Things , the 18th of April last.
John Parker depos'd, That as he was going along Chick-Lane , the Day mentioned in the Indictment, about 12 or 1 o'Clock in the Morning, two Men came behind him, threw him down upon his Back, and Robbed him, but he could not swear that the Prisoners were the Persons.
It appear'd by other Evidence, That the Prisoners were taken up by the Information of one George Matthews , a Boy, who had been apprehended for stealing of Brass Locks. But there not being sufficient Proof against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .
Martin Nanny and John Aldridge , of St. Mary Whitechapel , were indicted for breaking the House of William Gray , in the Night-time, and stealing divers Goods , the 7th of June last. The Fact being plainly proved as to the Felony, the Jury found them Guilty of that; but it not being proved so fully that they broke the Prosecutor's House, they acquitted them of the Burglary .
Martha Brannan , Mary Row , Eleanor Gore , and Mary Fitzgerald , were indicted, the two former for feloniously stealing divers wearing Apparel, Linen and Woollen, in the Dwelling-House of Henry Brand , the 5th of this Instant July ; and the two former for receiving them, knowing them to have been stolen .
John Jones , a Watchman, depos'd, That he seized Martha Brannan and Mary Row with Bundles of the Prosecutor's Goods , at Three o'Clock in the Morning, and suspecting them, secured them; that Eleanor Gore coming to them, and pretending to call some Persons toMary Fitzgerald , the Mother of Martha Brannan , lodged.
The Fact being fully proved against Martha Brannan and Mary Row, the Jury found them Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d. each; but there not being sufficient Evidence that Eleanor Gore and Mary Fitzgerald knew that the Goods were stolen, they were acquitted .
John Brown , of St. Katherines , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Diamond Ring, and Silver Buttons of a Coat, the Goods of - and in the Dwelling-House of John Taylor , the 2 d of this Instant July .
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor (who was a Waterman ) and that he stole the Ring and Buttons; which Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Edward Stafford , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , Esq ; was indicted for the Murther of Thomas Manwaring , by giving him one mortal Wound on the Left-side of the Body, of the Length of Half an Inch, and of the Depth of 11 Inches , the 23d of June last.
He was also indicted for the same Fact on the Statute of Stabbing, the Deceased having no Weapon drawn; and also a third Time, on the Coroner's Inquest, for the unlawful slaying of the said Thomas Manwaring.
Sarah Palfriman depos ed, That as she was passing along Holbourn, on the 23d of June, about eight o'Clock at Night, she heard the Deceased cry out, Stop him, secure him, charge a Constable with him, he has stabbed me . That she asking, Who had done it? He replied, That Gentleman in White, at the Coffee-House Door; he sent me for Snuff twice. That she looking towards Abington's Coffee-House, near Grey's-Inn Gate , she saw a Gentleman in white Clothes , in a laced Hat; that at this Time he had his Sword in the Scabbard. That she bid the Deceased go to an Apothecary, which he did, and pulling off his Clothes, they found no Blood. That another Porter cried, Tom, secure him, charge a Constable with him, for Damage, he is in the Coffee-House. That the Deceased replied, There let him be, I won't go. That the Porters pulled him along, to charge a Constable with him; and the Gentleman was near Grey's-Inn Gate, who said, Are you the scrub Rascal that will have a Constable charged with me? He replied. No, Sir. That the Gentleman replied, I have not killed you, but G - d d - n you I will kill you; and drew his Sword, and push'd it to his Breast, and stopping his Hand, thrust it towards his Right-Breast; and the Deceased endeavouring to run away, fell into a little Puddle of Water, and drew up his Legs; but afterwards got up again, crying out, He has murdered me, he has given me my Death's Wound. That the Gentleman afterwards flourish'd his Sword, put it up, look'd round about him several Times, setting his Hands on his Side, and went into the Coffee-House again, and the Door shut after him. That while the Deceased lay on the Ground in the Puddle, the Prisoner, after he had given him the Wound, push'd his Sword at him, but did not touch him with it. That when the Deceased had got up again, he cry'd, Lord Jesus receive my Soul, he has murder'd me this Minute, and died in about two Minutes . That two Men following the Prisoner into the Coffee-House, pull'd him out backwards. This Evidence being ask'd, if the Prisoner was fuddled? Reply'd, She did believe he was not.
Joseph Sadler depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner with his Sword drawn, and also to make a Push at the Deceased; but could not say he saw it in the Body of the Deceased, but that he dropped immediately. He added much to the same Purpose as the former Evidence had done, and that he went into the Coffee-House after the Prisoner, and taking him about the Middle behind, drew him out backwards, went with him before the Justice , who not being at home, they staid near an Hour and a half till he did come. This Evidence
Charles Chappel depos'd, He saw the Prisoner make a Push at the Deceased, and he fell; that he went with the former Evidence into the Coffee-House, and brought out the Prisoner; that he cry'd, What do you do with me? That they answered him, He had kill'd a Man; and that the Mob being ready to tear him in Pieces, he cry'd to carry him before the Justice; and we endeavoured to secure him from the Mob, went with him to the Justice's, and staid there near two Hours: That he sat down, seemed very melancholy, but observed no other Disorder in him: That he hearing that the Justice was come home, pulled his Wig to, and set his Stock right; and behaved himself well, in his Opinion.
Philip Reynolds depos'd, he saw the Prisoner run at the Deceased with his Sword drawn, and swear, if he had not kill'd him, he would kill him; and added some other Circumstances, as have been before deposed.
Joseph Edmundson depos'd, that he lived the next Door to Abington's Coffee-House, and he saw the Deceased run by his Shop Door, and the Prisoner running after him, and he push'd at him with his Sword in the Scabbard; and a Person said to the Prisoner, he wish'd he had had a Stick to have broken his Head, saying, he was a fancy Fellow, bidding him employ him no more: That then the Prisoner went into the Coffee-House again, and sat down, and that in 3 or 4 Minutes he heard a prodigious Shreich, and he ran out, and heard Manwaring cry out, I am dead, I am dead ! and ran two Doors beyond his Shop, and fell down dead.
He added, The Prisoner afterwards strutted and gave himself such Airs, that though he did not seem to be in a Passion, yet he appeared to him to be distracted. That he went back into Abington's Coffee-House, and he himself went for a Surgeon, but when he came the Man was dead. That afterwards the Mob being gathered about him when he was brought out, he call'd for Justice, Justice.
John Smith depos'd to the same Effect, saying, that after the Prisoner had wounded the Deceased, he walk'd into the Coffee-House again, as it were with a Bravado, shaking his Hands, and stepping boldly along; that he secured his Sword, but did not get it from him without Difficulty; that being at the Justice's House, the Prisoner would have seen the Sword, but he would not let him; and the Prisoner said to him (this Evidence) take care what you say, for you are upon your Oath.
William Cox , the Surgeon, depos'd, that he was sent for by the Coroner, and having examined the Body of the Deceased, he found the Wound had penetrated between the ninth and tenth Rib, inclining upwards through the Stomach and Diaphragma, had opened Aorta magna, and entred the Left Ventricle of the Heart, and would be to any Person the Cause of immediate Death.
The Evidence for the King being gone through, the Prisoner was call'd upon by the Court to make his Defence, which was done by the following Evidences.
Joseph Deval , Mr. Walingsly's Servant, deposed, he saw the Prisoner push at the Deceased, but could not say whether his Sword was drawn or not; that the Porter came to his Shop, and said he was wounded in the Arm, and stripped off his Clothes, and he viewed it, but found no Wound, but it look'd as if there was a Bruise; that he desir'd him to go no more to Mr. Stafford, telling him , he had heard he had been crazy; but the Deceased said, he was a Scrub and a Villain, and he would be even with him by the next Morning; and he went away, and in a few Minutes after the Fact was committed . He being ask'd, If he knew the Prisoner to be crazy? Reply'd, He could not give any Instances of it, nor had any Acquaintance with the Prisoner; but knew him, he having used to resort thereabouts, and was Brother to the Lord Stafford, and had heard that he was crazy.
Isabel Smith depos'd, that the Porter came to Wahnsley's Shop, an Apothecary, and said he was wounded, and finding no Wound, she told him, the Prisoner was the Lord Stafford's Brother, and she had heard he was mad .
Mr. Constable depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him a little before Christmas last, and told him he had but a short Time to live; and being ask'd the Reason of this Imagination, he told him, That he had made such a Proficiency in the Law, that the Lawyers envied him, and would murder him; and that Mr. Cutchet was the principal Author of this Conspiracy, and desired him to tell the Lord Stafford of it. That he answered him, He could not believe it, that Mr. Cutchet was a good-natur'd Gentleman, &c. That the Prisoner reply'd, He did not know him, he was a Rogue and a Villain: That he perceiving him disorder'd, did give Order to his Servant, when he should come again to deny him, and not admit him to him, his Conversation being troublesome, if not dangerous.
Mrs. Diggory depos'd, That she had been his Laundress at his Chambers in Grey's Inn, and he sent for a Bathing Tub, and he jumpt into it with his Clothes on, and when she had put Water into it three Quarters full, she believes he went into it with his Shirt on, she finding them wet, and that he told her he used to jump into it Head foremost, and that he sent her to the Apothecaries for a Gally-pot of Stuff, part of which he gave to his Dog, saying, if it did one good, it would do the other good; that he pulled down his Books from their Shelves in the Closet, and piled them up on an Heap in the Window, and laid his Clothes in the place of his Books, and that the Gentlemen of the Inn call'd him the mad Man, and his Chambers the mad Gentleman's Chambers; that he looked in the Looking-glass, and said, he look'd as ugly as the Devil, and called her to look at him, and laid the Glass down on the Floor to view himself, and shut the Shutters of his Chamber Windows, and sat in the Dark in the middle of the Day, and had a great many such Freaks .
Sarah Hand , a Laundress, depos'd, That she also wanted upon him, and he complained that he was disturbed by a Noise of a Spinning-Wheel in the Chambers of one Mr. Primate over his Head, that he could not rest Night nor Day, that it wasted his Fat, that he must remove his Lodging, or carry his Bed into the Cellar, whereas there was no Body in the Chamber, the Gentleman who owned them not having been in Town for near 3 Months.
Margaret Wade depos'd, That the Prisoner to her Knowledge had been out of his Senses for twelve Months, and used to complain of a Noise of Spinning in the Chamber over his Head, and that all the Chairs and Tables were moving about the Room, and in frosty Weather he pulled his Feather-Bed off from the Bedstead, and laid two Boards on the sacking of the Bedstead, and laid a Bolster upon them , and lay so for a Fortnight with his Head at the Feet of the Bedstead, covering himself only with a Sheet, or such like covering; and made Plugs with white Wax to stop his Ears, to prevent his hearing the Buzzing of the Spinning-Wheel, and said all the Devils in Hell had been over his Head all the Night long, and that they had taken away his Limbs, and his Senses, and his Hands, and he dropped them down, saying, he had no Use of them, and had confounded him, that he was quite mad, and that she had the Devil in her Eyes, and had bewitched him, and told her he had run up the Wall; and she added, she had found him several times with his Windows all shut up, and that he had told her he was disordered in his Head; she added, he would frequently fall a Laughing when no Body was with him.
Randal Scotcher depos'd, That he going to the Prisoner's Chambers to fetch his Wig, did see his Bedding lie upon the Ground, and that one time he told him he looked like a Ghost, and he did believe he was a Ghost.
Mrs. Richardson depos'd, That she Lett the Prisoner his Chambers in March last, and perceived he was very whimsical , so that she asked, If he was not crazy? That he sent for her, complaining of Noises over his Head of Spinning, when there was no such Thing , or any Body at all in those Chambers, that the
John Hart depos'd, That he being Porter to the Inn, the Prisoner about six Weeks before came to him at Three o'Clock in the Morning, desiring him to get him a Ladder, that he did so, and he set it upon the picked End of the Pales, which standing very dangerous, he set it upon the cross Rail of the Pales, that he said to him, he would get in at a Gentleman's Chamber-Window over his Head to see for Devils, which he said were there, and made a rattling Noise over his Head; that he did get in, though with great Difficulty, and also much Danger, and would get in that way, though he offered to get him the Keys, and when he came out, said, he could not find them, tho' they were there.
Mr. Bever depos'd, That about three Weeks since the Prisoner had made the same Complaint of the Disturbance in his Room, that he could not rest Day nor Night.
Mr. Bromfield depos'd, That the Prisoner had made the same Complaint to him, and told him, he had walked about the Inn for two or three Nights, and said he would break open the Door of the Chamber if the Noise continued, which he dissuaded him from doing, telling him, he might bring himself into Trouble by doing so, there being considerable Effects in it; that he told him, this Evidence , the Noise had made him almost distracted, and his Cat quite mad.
Mary Akersly , a Laundress, depos'd, That the Prisoner had complained of the like Disturbance all the Winter, and told her she might bring her Wheel down and spin with him, though she did not spin, nor was in the Chamber above three Nights, which she told him; upon which he replied, if it was not she that made the Noise, it was the Devil.
Robert Barnard depos'd, That he keeps the Bull and Gate in Holbourn, an Eating-House , that the Prisoner us'd to Dine there with other Gentlemen; but of late he was so troublesome to the Company, that some of them did leave his House upon the Prisoner's Account, and others said they would do so; but he got them another Room, and by their Order deny'd them to the Prisoner when he came to Dine with them, as he had us'd to do.
Mrs. Recourt depos'd, That the Prisoner us'd to frequent her Coffee-House, and had for 6 Months (ever and anon ) been Guilty of so many odd whimsical Actions and Expressions, that she imagin'd him not to be in his Senses, he saying, he would thrust his Sword into Witches if he found them, and if he found the Devil he would chain him down; and perceiving that he had put her in fear, he told her, he did not design to hurt her, but he was a Man of the first Rank, and would be obey'd; and she added, that he behaved himself so, that Gentlemen that came to her House were afraid of him.
Mr. Crook depos'd, That the Prisoner came to his Lord (the Lord Stafford) on the 20th of June, and went to his Lord into the Closet; that the Lady Plowden came to him, saying, for God's sake sit at my Uncle's Closet-Door, and don't stir from it, for he is crazed; that when several times he had Din'd there, he would burst out a Laughing when there was no Occasion, and shew several Signs of disorder of Mind, and that his Lord had Information in France that the Prisoner was disordered in his Senses.
The Lady Plowden depos'd, That when the Prisoner came to her Uncle's House, she never let him be alone with the Lord Stafford, she being much affrighted with his odd Behaviour; and that she is of Opinion, he was not in his Senses, and desired the Lord Stafford to take Care of him, that he might be shut up, and he had taken Measures in order to have him shut up.
Mr. How depos'd, That the Prisoner frequented his House, and would burst out into a violent Laughter when all alone by himself; that once he went up, and saw him leaning his Head on the Table with Tears in his Eyes, and at another time saw him looking up to a Corner of the Room, and presently fell a Laughing with Tears trickling down his Cheeks; that several of the Gentlemen who belong'd to a Club in his House went away, when they heard the Prisoner was above; that he speaking to Mr. Webb, he desir'd him to be easy till his Lord came to Town, and if he did him any Injury, he would satisfy him, and that he would get him consin'd .
Mrs. How depos'd, That the Prisoner of late was always in some Melancholy Posture, and looking very frightful, and coming to her House the Night before this Accident happen'd, and would have had 18 Pennyworth of Punch, which she did not make for fear it should augment his Disorder; upon which he knocking, the Boy went up, and he shut the Boy in the Room, and drew his Sword at him; that then she sent up her Niece, and the Boy got out; that he stamp'd upon the Head of the Stairs, and said, the Devil! the Devil! the Devil was there! that then he came down Stairs with his Sword drawn, and she was very much affrighted, and that he had burnt the Orders of the Club, and the Wainscot with the Candle.
Mr. Cutchet depos'd, That he had observ'd for a long time that the Prisoner was disorder'd in his Mind, by his staring wistly in a Man's Face, and bursting out into Laughter without any visible Occasion, his offering to throw Drink into his Shoes, and in his Face , when they were about last Easter drinking together with Company, without the least Provocation, telling him, and the Company, that they had hir'd an old Woman to Spin over his Head, which made his Guts wamble, and the like whimsical Notions , and upon those Accounts (though he always had a great respect for him, and the Honourable Lord his Brother) yet he avoided his Company of late as much as possible, being very sensible of the Disorder of his Mind.
Mr. Mayer depos'd, That he accounting him disorder'd in his Mind, did by the Solicitations of some Gentlemen acquaint Mr. Strickland of the Temple, desiring that he might be taken Care of, who accordingly gave Orders to Mr. Preston about it.
Mr. Preston depos'd, That he did believe the Prisoner was not in his Senses for several Months, and his Disorder had encreas'd upon him gradually; that about a Year and three quarters ago, he had a Mind to go to his Uncle Strickland in Yorkshire, and sending down his Baggage by the Carrier, went in the Coach as far as Huntington, being come thither, he quitted the Coach, took Horse, and rode Post back to London, from thence to Canterbury, Dover, Calais, Roan, and so to Paris; that being ask'd the Reason of this great change of Mind, he reply'd, He was not well; he added, that Mr. Strickland saying that there was no disguising his Nephew's Lunacy any longer, therefore he ought to write to the Lord his Brother at Paris, and did so.
The Lord Stafford depos'd, That he did receive advice of his Brother's Disorder in France, and wrote to Mr. Preston and Mr. Strickland, to do what was necessary, and he would approve of it when he came to England; that about 12 Days before this Accident, his Brother came to h im, and he talking with him about his offering to throw Drink at Mr. Cutchet, who was a very good-natur'd honest Gentleman, he reply'd, he deserv'd it, he ask'd him, how? he reply'd, he had madded him, and was his Enemy, he saw it in his Eyes, saying also, that he was the greatest Villain in the World, and he did not know him; he added, that the Day this Accident happen'd, he came to him, but spoke nothing at all; that he being fully satisfy'd of his Disorder, sent for Doctor Ayre , but he not being to be
Thomas Granger , alias Coffil , of St. Mary Le Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing 38 Guineas, the Property of Benjamin Huffam Esq ; in the Dwelling House of Charles Leman Esq ; the 29th of May last.
Colonel Huffam deposed, That being informed by Capt. Leman, that his Bureau had been broken open, and his Servant gone, he desired him to enquire after him, and he was taken accordingly, and that he had lost 38 Guineas.
Captain Leman depos'd, That the Bureau being broken open, and the Money missing, Madam Huffam desired him to go to the Tower to acquaint the Colonel; that he did so, and afterwards riding to Acton in pursuit of the Prisoner, he was directed to go to Turnham-Green, where describing him, he heard he had been there that Day, and had bought a new Frock and a Horse at Brandford, and was going towards Oxford; that he then came back to London, and sent the following Evidences after him.
James Silk depos'd, That he pursuing the Prisoner, heard of him at High-Wickham , and at Stoken-Church Turn-pike, but miss'd of him at Islip ; that he went to Worcester, gave Notice of him at the Turn-pike, and heard at Pasbur that he was gone to Broomsgrove . That being obliged to come up to the Review, he returned back, and two Persons at Pasbur pursued him, and took him at Ludlow ; that he went to Ludlow to fetch him up, and that the Prisoner owned that he had broke open the Bureau, and stolen the Money.
Edward Leicester depos'd, That on the 29th of May last, the Prisoner as he was buying a Frock, he ask'd for a Horse, either to be hired or sold, telling him, he lived with Colonel Somebody, whose Name he (this Evidence) did not remember; that he telling him his Son had one, which he seeing, and liking, bought it for seven Guineas; and also the Saddle for 10 s. and 2 s. for the Saddle-Cloth.
The Prisoner had spent of the 38 Guineas, all but 15 Guineas and a Crown Piece, and 4 d. Farthing. The Fact being plainly proved, and by the Prisoner's own Confession, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
John Davis , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for assaulting William Walker Esq ; in a Field and open Place near the King's Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Coat, Waistcoat, a Pair of Breeches, Hat, Wig, Sword, and Nine-pence Half-penny in Money , the 10th of July, in the Year 1730 .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That coming between Islington and Oldstreet Church , in Company with one Edwards, a Painter, about 10 o'Clock at Night, he espy'd two Men coming from behind a House, that they past him, and both attacked Edwards; the other getting beyond Edwards and the Prisoner being on the London side, that he turning to the Assistance of his Companion, and having drawn his Sword, and making a Pass at him, he thinks he kill'd him, having as he supposed, run him through the Body; which Opinion he is confirmed in, by reason of an Advertisement, desiring the Person to return to his own Habitation, to take off the Scandal which had been cast upon him, by reason of his not appearing. The Prisoner seeing his Partner distress'd, came and attack'd him (this Evidence) and Edwards ran away. That the Prisoner's Partner falling into the Ditch, and pulling this Evidence upon him, gave him several Wounds with some Instrument, but he knew not with what, and bruised him very much, so that he lay 3 Months at Islington before he recovered of his Wounds and Bruises; that having over-powered him, he bid him deliver his Sword, but he gave it a throw into the Grass, that then he stripp'd him, and saying he had Money in his Shoes, pulled them off, and threw them away.
This Evidence being ask'd, if he was sure the Prisoner was the Person who robbed him? He reply'd, Yes. And that he had many times affirmed, that he should know the two Persons again if ever he should see them; that he had been in quest of the Prisoner ever since he recovered of his Wounds and Bruises, and been several times to search for him in all the Prisons in London; and that goingNathaniel Gravetz had been concerned with him in it, whereas he had seen Gravett, and he was not the Man.
Joseph Staton depos'd, He went with the Prosecutor to see the Prisoner in Prison, and he ask'd him, if he should know the Gentleman that he had robb'd at such a Time at Islington , and he said, he believed he should, and going to the Prosecutor among several Men, said, he was like him, he was of his Size , and he did believe he was the Man.
The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
He was likewise indicted a second time, of St. John Pancras , for assaulting Thomas Tickford , and giving him one mortal Wound with a Pistol in the Head, of the Length of half an Inch, and the Depth of 3 Inches , the 17th of July, in the Year 1730 .
Henry Tickford depos'd, That he and his Brother Thomas having been at the Funeral of one of their Brothers, as they were coming from Hendon , at the End of Fig-lane , about 11 o'Clock at Night, a Man stood behind a Post, and coming up to his Brother, bid him stand and deliver; that this Man cry'd Hyp, and then the Prisoner came up, his Brother falling back. bid them keep off, and immediately they both fired together; that there was another in their Company, who also had lain in the Ditch, which came up at their crying Hyp, that they shot his Brother in the Forehead and Cheek, and he fell, never speaking one Word, tho' he lived afterwards 33 Hours; that they slung him upon his back to search for his Money, unbuttoned his Coat, made him pull it off, and ask'd him, what Money his Brother had? he said, he could not tell; that the Prisoner took his Wig, and look'd upon it by Moon-light, that one of them was for killing him too, that he begg'd hard for his Life, and said, it was very hard that one Brother had been killed in coming from another Brother's Funeral, and that the Third must be killed too; that at length the Prisoner said, no, leave him alive to bury the old Rogue his Brother . That they ask'd him, who was behind, or coming that Way, supposing more Persons might be coming from the Funeral.
Mark Hawkins depos'd, That he was call'd to Thomas Tickford at Two o'Clock in the Morning, and found that his Wounds were Mortal; and afterwards upon opening his Head, found that one Bullet had gone quite through the Cheek, and the other was lodged in one of the Cotes of the Brain.
The Fact being plainly proved upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him Guilty of all the Indictments . Death .
This Prisoner was likewise indicted a 4th Time for stealing a Cask of Small Beer, value 4 s. 6 d. the Property of John Brown , the 1st of June last; for which being apprehended, he gave an Information of these Robberies before Justice Danett , designing to be admitted as an Evidence; but being capitally Convicted on three Indictments, the Court thought it unnecessary to try him on this.
John Armstrong , John Drinkwater , and Bernard Fink , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Amy, Wife of John Rich , on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Gold Ring set with a Green Stone, value 10 s. a Nutmeg-grater made of Silver, value 6 s. a Silver Thimble gift, and a Purse, value 2 s. the 27th of May last.
Amy Rich depos'd, That as she was going with three other Gentlewomen in a Coach in Holbourn , between Dirty-Lane and Southampton-Street , about 12 or 1 o'Clock in the Morning, the Coach was stopped by several Men, she believed there was 4 or 5 of them, one of them came into the Coach, and demanded in a very scurrilous manner their Money, Rings, and Watches, that she delivered the Things mentioned in the Indictment, but could not Swear to any of their Faces.
Stephen Partridge depos'd, That the three Prisoners were with him at the Commission of this Robbery, that Drinkwater stopped the Coach, and Bernard Fink went into the Coach, and he himself went on the other Side of the Coach and demanded their Money, and the Prosecutor gave him the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and he gave the Ring to Armstrong, that Himself and Drinkwater had the Purse, and Armstrong and Fink had the Ring between them.
Thomas Winnet depos'd, That Partridge and Drinkwater came to his Shop on the 30th or 31st of May last, and having drank to the value of 1 s. 9 d. saying, they had no Money, and left the Nutmeg-grater with him for the Reckoning, and a Shilling which they borrowed.
Henry Payton depos'd, That he had the Green Ring from Bernard Fink after he was in Custody upon Partridge's Information; that Fink told him he was afraid he should suffer, and desired he might be admitted as an Evidence, but he told him he was too late, there having been one admitted before. That Fink did own he was in this Robbery, and also that he had been an Evidence before.
Armstrong and Drinkwater call'd several Persons to their Character; but the Fact being fully proved against Drinkwater and Fink, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment. Death . But the Evidence against Armstrong not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
William Yates , alias Warrington , John Armstrong , and Nathaniel Lampree , were indicted, for that they together with Daniel Wiltshire , not yet taken, did assault Edward Allen on the Highway, the 26th of May last, putting him in Fear of his Life, and taking from him Goods, value 3 s. and 1 s. 9 d. in Money .
Edward Allen depos'd, That he being in a Coach over-against the Bull and Gate in Holbourn , several Persons attack'd the Coach, and took his Hat and Money, but he would not be positive as to the Prisoners being them.
Thomas Pace depos'd, That on the 26th of May, the Prisoners and Himself coming down St. Giles's, Jack Armstrong stopped the Coach, and Yates with a drawn Hanger went into the Coach, and demanded the Gentleman's Money, and himself went on the other Side of the Coach, and held his Hat, and the Gentleman gave him his Watch; that afterwards they went to the King's Arms in St. Giles's, and drank together, and then went over-against the Bull and Gate, and stopped another Coach, and he catching hold of the Prosecutor (Allen) first, Armstrong pulled away his Hat, which he was unwilling to part with; that they went about a 100 Yards farther, and stopped another Coach, and the Gentleman called out; that then they went to Hockley in the Hole, and stopped a Chaise, and took a Watch from a Gentleman, a Silver-hilted Sword, and some Money; and after that went to the Horse-shoe in Kingsland Road, and drank, that then the next Day William Yates and He went down to Chatham , and sold the Gold Watch that they had Robbed Mr. Sutton off, for a Silver Watch, a pair of Silver Buckles, and 12 s. in Money, and afterwards came to London again, and were taken.
Elizabeth Haynes depos'd, That the Prisoners and Evidence came to her House at the King's Arms the Corner of Lawrence-Lane, near St. Giles's Pound, that Night that William Bur roughs was taken up in the Morning for stopping a Coach, and had two Pots of Beer, and stay'd from Eight till Nine o'Clock, and about Twelve they all came back with Burroughs and the Evidence Pace and Westshire ,
Henry Whetton depos'd, That on the 26th of May, as he was going Home, and being near King-street in Holbourn, he saw a Hackney Coach stopt, and he setting his Back against a Lamp-Post, the Prisoner Yates ran by with a Hanger in his Hand, and he caught hold of Burroughs, hearing an out cry of stop Thief by Mr. Allen and 'Squire Greenwood.
Henry Atkins depos'd, That he knows the Prisoners all by sight, he being Constable, and that Lampree owned he was with the Prisoners, and would have made a Confession, but that there was one who had been before him, owned, that they had Robbed a Man near St. Giles's Pound, and that he had the Hilt of a Sword that they had taken from a Gentleman at Hockley in the Hole, as part of his Share.
John Harrison depos'd, That he took up one Mr. Sutton near Tyburn Road, and was stopped by Armstrong a little beyond St. Giles's Pound, and ask'd him, who he had in his Coach? That he said, G - d D - n you, what do you want? That Armstrong reply 'd, G - d D - n your Eyes, stop, or I will shoot you through the Head, and that Yates and Pace got into the Coach, and the Gentleman told him afterwards, that they had Robbed him of a Gold Watch and three Guineas, that he was sure that Armstrong and Burroughs were there, he had known Armstrong for twelve Years, but he knew nothing of Lampree.
Mr. Justice Giffard depos'd, That Lampree did own, that he had been forced or drawn into the Robberies by all the rest; that the first Robbery was upon General Sutton 's Son, that then they went to the King's-Arms , and afterwards committed the Robbery on Mr. Allen, at the Bull and Gate, got into a Gentleman's Coach ( 'Squire Greenwood's) and afterwards robb'd a Gentleman at Hockley in the Hole.
Samuel Baker depos'd, That he keeping a Goldsmith's Shop at Chatham , Yates came to him on the 28th of May, and brought a small Gold-Watch, and said, he would change it for a Silver one, he being going to Sea, it was too fine for him, and he did give him for it, a Silver-Watch, a Silver Pair of Buckles, and 12 s. in Money, and they went and drunk a Pint of Wine together, and that about 5 o'Clock he came again, and would have had him taken the Silver-Watch again, saying, it did not go well, but he refus'd to do so; that as they were drinking, he saw the Evidence Yates lurking about near the Place, and Smoaking a Pipe of Tobacco, and afterwards they went both together towards Robester ; that afterwards Mr. John Sutton came, and claimed the Watch, and took it away; and that on the 24th of June, Warrington came to him, and said, he had not us'd him well, the Watch did not go to his Mind, and at that time he caused him to be apprehended.
The Prisoner Yates call'd the following Witnesses .
The Prisoners each call'd several Persons to their Reputation; and Lampree had so good a Character given him, that it is very probable that he was drawn in by the rest of the Prisoners, and commenc'd Robber but
Thomas Mawson , of Chiswick , was indicted for stealing a Sow and Pigs , the Property of Richard Rudd , the 21 st of May last; but there being a Deficiency in the Evidence against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was Riding from London between that and Hayes , the Prisoner and another came Riding out of a Lane into the main Road, and Rde by him, and were sometimes before , and sometimes behind, that the Prisoner at last kept behind him, and when he came within three Stones cast of the Adam and Eve , the other Prisoner attack'd him with Pistol in Hand, and demanded his Money, which he gave him, and bid him dismount , and immediately the Prisoner came up, who he believed had stay'd behind at the Turnpike to watch, that when the Prisoner came up, the Man who Robbed him, bid the Prisoner cut his Horse's Bridle, which he did, and as he was cutting it, the other swore at him, saying, why don't you cut on; that he cut the Bridle , both the Reins and Head-stall, which having done, they both rode away a Gallop to the Town of Hayes; that then he rode up to the Adam and Eve, and giving the Man of the House an Account of his being Robbed, he immediately clapp'd one of his Bridles upon his Horse, and rode in Pursuit of the Prisoner. He added, That he was sure the Prisoner was the Man that cut his Bridle, it being then about Two o'Clock in the Afternoon.
John Greentree depos'd That he lives at the Sign of the Adam and Eve, and the Prosecutor giving him an Account of his being robbed, he clapt a Bridle on his Horse, and pursued them, he having seen them ride by his Door a Gallop but a few Minutes before, and acquainting Gilbert Summers that there were two Highway-men, he got a Horse and followed him, and coming to Botwel Common, he espy'd them, the Prisoner being a-doing his Occasions, that he mounted and they rode away , himself and Summers following them till they came to Hillingdon Pound, where they turn'd short down a long Lane, where very few People pass'd, and coming near a Wheel-wright's Shop, they cry'd out, Highway-men, upon which they fell a galloping as hard as they could drive, and got to Common , and went round the Common to Harvil , and took to Robindsworth , where he lost fight of them; but the Prisoner was taken hard by Pinner .
Summers depos'd the same as the former Evidence.
Richard Hill depos'd , That he hearing of the former Evidence being in pursuit of Highway Men, he being inform'd by a Girl, that two Persons on such Horses as had been describ'd to him, were gone down such a Lane, he pursued them from Batcher-Heath , and heard that they had not been gone half a Quarter of an Hour, and that they had given a Half-penny to show them the Way to Harrow on the Hill; he pursued them to Pinner , where he saw them riding, and they seemed to make a Motion to go up to Pinner, and then went into a Field of Wheat, and they stopp'd their great Coats, and threw them into a Ditch; that he thereupon went to a House to get some Help, and when he came back they had been taken in the Field.
Thomas Howard depos'd, That he ves at Woodhall in Pinner Parish, and that he going into his Field, and frequently carrying a Gun with him, coming into his Field of Wheat , espy'd the Prisoner gotten into a Hedge , among a Browze of Bushes near his Orchard Hedge, and also another Man , that he suspecting by their being concealed there, that they were upon no good Design, tho' he had not heard any thing of their being Highwaymen, made up towards them, that the other Person crept along the Ditch, and got off; and as he was making towards the Prisoner, he presented a Pistol at him, upon which he presented his Gun, telling him, if he did not surrender, he would fire at him, that thereupon the Prisoner dropp'd his Pistol in the
The Prisoner in his Defence denied the Fact he was charged with, and pleaded, that Edward Bonner , a Butcher, in Newgate-Market, had invited him to go into the Country with him, offering to hire a Horse, and saying it should cost him nothing, and that he knew nothing of any Design he had of going to rob on the Highway.
He called several Evidences, who depos'd, he was a Carpenter by Trade, and bore an honest Character before that time; but the Prosecutor being positive that the Prisoner was the Person who cut his Horse's Bridle, and that he was the Companion of the Person (who, as he said, was Edward Bonner ) the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows:
Receiv'd Sentence of Death 8.
John Aldridge , Elizabeth Armstrong , alias Little Bess, Richard Bennet , Martha Brannan , John Brown , Hugh Cambell , Elizabeth Camphill , alias Cambell, William Carnegy , John Coghill , Henry Cole , Mary Coslin , Catharine Cox , John Cross , Eleanor Davis , George Emly , James Emly , John Haynes , James Hobbs , Thomas Jones , Antonio Key , Thomas Macculler , Martin Nanny , John Payne , Thomas Petit , Luke Powel , Daniel Ray , Elizabeth Roberts , John Rogers , Mary Row, alias Cane, alias Dixon, Thomas Taylor , Anne Todd , and Jane Vaughan .
Burnt in the Hand 3.
Joseph Marshall , at the Bible in Newgate-Street.
LA Plum Volant. Or the Art of Short-hand improved. Being the most Swift , Regular, and Easy Method of Short-hand-writing yet Extant. Composed after Fifty Years Practice and Improvement of the said Art, by the Observation of other Methods and intent Study of it. The Fifth Edition, with Aditions of the Terms of the Law, and much amended, By William Mason . Price 2 s. 6 d.
The Life and Miraculous Conversion from Poperty. &c. of Joseph Perry , in Three Parts: 1. The Glory of Divine Grace. 2. The Protection of Divine Providence. 3. In the Goodness of God Manifested. The Second Edition. Written by himself. Price 1 s.
Military Discipline. The Word of Command, and Directions for Exercising the Musket and Bayonet, and the Carbine, Pistols and Sword, as they are performed by the Gentlemen of his Majesty's Horse and Foot Guards. By W. B. Gent. The Second Edition. Price bound 1 s.
The Singing Master's Guide to his Scholars: With the Psalms according to the Old and New Translations; the Old on one side, and the New on the other. By several Hands, viz. Sternhold and Hopkins, Barton, Patrick, Tate and Brady, Milbourne and Sandys. Contriv'd for Common Use: With the Tunes in Two Parts. By Daniel Warner , of Ewelm in Oxfordshire . Singing-Master. Price bound 2s 6d.
A further Guide to Parish Clarks : or, any other religiously and devoutly disposed to make Use of these Instructions. Being contrvi'd for common Use, by Daniel Warner of Ewlem in Oxfordshire , Singing-Master. Price 6 d.
The Art of Spelling, Containing, 1. A, B, C , for Children, consisting of Alphabets and Syllables, with short Rules and Examples of dividing Words. 2. Rules for true Spelling, Reading, and Writing of English, by way of Question and Answer. 3. Two Tables of the most useful Words, whose Spelling or Sense, may be mistaken. Also Christian Names, &c. By J. P. M. A. The fifth Edition with Additions. Price 9 d.
The Greatness of the Soul, and the Unspeakableness of the Loss thereof; with the Causes of the Losing in . First preached in Pinners-Hall, and now enlarged, and published for good. By John Bunyan . The 2d Edition. Price bound 1 s. Also at the said Shop is to be Sold to all Stationers and School-masters in London and Country, Pieces for Christmas, Easter and Whitsunside , &c. by wholesale and retale, curiously engraved on Copper-plates. 1. King George the II. 2. Jerusalem . 3. The Temple of Solomon. 4. Geometry. 5. Adam and Eve in the Garden. 6. Haman hanged. 7. Hunting-Piece. 8. Grammar and Writing-School. 9. Christ's Burial. 10. The Lord Mayors Show. 11 Moses in the Ark of Bull-rushes. 12 History of Tobir. 13 Christ's Ascension. 14 The seven Sciences. 15 Dorastis and Fawnia . 16 History of Judith and Holofernis. 17 The four Evangelists. 18 Stool-Ball. 19 Joseph flying into Egypt. 20 Crucifixion; And many others in whole Sheets and half Sheets: Likewise, you may have an Elegiac Poem in Commemoration of his late Most Sacred Majesty K. George, engraven, Price 6 d. Also Gospel Mystery Emblematically illustrated, engraven on a large Copper-plate, Price 6 d.
This Day is publish'd,
CATO Condemn'd: Or, the Case and History of Self-Murder, argu'd and Display'd at large, on the Principles of Reason, Justice, Law, Religion, Fortitude, Love or ourselves and our Country, and Example; A Solution of this problem, whether a Man of Sense, Goodness, and Courage, ever did, or can, Kill Himself? Particularly calculated to prevent it in the English Nation : Occasion'd by a Gentleman of Gray's-Inn Stabbing Himself, in the Year 1730, and other Instances. A Theologi cal Lecture , deliver'd at the Oratory in Lincoln's-Inn Fields. By J. Honley, M. A. Publish'd at the Request of the Hearers. Sold by J. Marshal, at the Bible in Newgate-Street .
A speedy Cure for the ITCH,
At the Crown and Ball in George's-Court in St. John's-Lane, near Hicks's-Hall, is Sold.
A WATER which perfectly cures the ITCH, or Itching Humour in any Part of the Body, having no offensive Scent; and hath been prov'd by many Years Experience: Price 1 s. 6 d. a Bottle, with Directions. Prepared by A. Downing , Chymist.
At the same Place may be had, The true Essence or Spirits of SCURVY-GRASS, both Purging and Plain, most Excellent in all Degrees of the Scurvy, at 8 d. a Bottle. And the Great Elixir of Life, called DAFFY's ELIXIR, truly prepared from the best Ingredients, very useful in all Families. Price 2 s. 6 d. the Half-pint.
This Day is Published. The Fourth Edition of
A PRACTICAL TREATISE; Or, Second Thoughts on the Consequences of the Venereal Disease, in Three Parts, viz. I. On the Simple Gonorrhoea, Gleets, and other Weaknesses, whether from Venereal Embraces, Self-pollution, improperly called Onanism, or Natural Imbecility. II. On the Virulent Gonorrhoea , or Clap. III. On the Venereal Lues, or Grand Pox. Wherein are plainly shew'd the exact Degrees of Difference; with their Signs, Symptoms, Prognosticks, and Cures in all Cases, their Beginnings, Progress, and fatal Periods, when neglected or unskilfully managed; and how their absolute Cure, without Violence or Injury, is compleated . With proper and effectual Remedies, in their several Stages, prescribed and recommended therein. With some Remarks on that preposterous way of Venery with Machines &c. and a plain Discovery of the Dangers (tho' little expected) which attend that vile practice. Also many other useful Discoveries relating to Infections in both Sexes, not before taken Notice of. To which is annexed, a Vindication of the practice of Salivating . &c. The Whole fitted, as well for the Advantage of Patients as young Practitioners. By JOSEPH CAM , M. D. London, Printed for the Author 3 and sold at his House, in Bow-Church-Yard; also by G. Strahan in Cornhill ; E Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-Yard; T. Corbet, at Addison's Head, without Temple-Bar ; C. King in Westminster-Hall; and J. Hodges on London-Bridge. Price stitch'd 2 s. bound 2 s. 6 d.
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 it 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.
Dr. COX's Original, Inestimable, 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 Burthen of their miserable Lives: It cannot be sufficiently commended, and hath now been sold upwards of 30 Years with great Success.
Prepared only at the Wholesale Ware-House in Seething-Lane, Tower-street, near Barking Church,
Where all Merchants, Commanders of Ships, Country Shopkeepers, Chapmen, 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 Shoreditch; 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 Pallmall; Mr. Robotham's a Toy-Shop, near Whitechapel-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; Mr. Payne's, Publisher of this Paper; 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.
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.
The Modern Musick-Master, or, The Universal Musician. Containing, I. An Introduction to singing, after so easy a Method, that Persons of the meanest Capacities may (in a short time) learn to Sing (in Tune) any Song that is set to Musick. II. Directions for playing on the Flute, with a Scale for transposing any Piece of Musick to the properest Keys for that Instrument. III the newest Method for Learners on the Gen n Flute , as improv'd by the greatest the Age . IV. Instructions upon in a more familiar Method the V. The Art of playing on the a new Scale, shewing how to or sharp Note, exactly in the Shifts of the Hand should be I The Harpsicord illustrated and improv'd wherein is shewn the Italian Manner of Fingering , with Sets of Lessons for Beginners, and those who are already Prosicients on that Instrument and the Organ; with Rules for attaining to play a Thorough-Bass. In which is included, A large Collection of Airs, and Lessons, adapted to the several Instruments, extracted from the Works of Mr. Handel, Bononcini, Albinoni, and other eminent Masters. With a brief History of Musick, wherein is related the several Changes, Additions, and Improvements from its Origin to the present Time. To which is added, a Musi cal Dictionary , explaining such Greek, Latin, Italian and French Words as generally occur in Musick. Curiously adorn'd with Cuts, representing the manner of performing on every Instrument. Finely Engrav'd on above 320 Plates. Engrav'd, Printed, and Sold at the Printing-Office, in Bow Church-yard, London. Price 7 s. 6 d. Where may be had Books of Instructions for any single Instrument, far exceeding any others extant. Price 1 s. 6 d.
At the above Place is just Publish'd, the Favourite Songs in the Opera of PORUS; and transpos'd for the Flute; to which is prefix'd, the Overture in Score. Price 2 s. 6 d.
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 ow of Mr. CLUER ) and ROBERT RIK , 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.