Old Bailey Proceedings, 8th September 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 8th, Thursday the 9th, and Friday the 10th of September 1731, in the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

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

No. VII. 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, and Friday, being the 8th, 9th, and 10th of September 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 Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder; 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.

London Jury.

William Kingsley ,

Moses Snow ,

William Adams ,

John Ward ,

Robert Green ,

William Hancock ,

Richard Johnson ,

Thomas Darby ,

John Ansel ,

John Dent ,

John Hill ,

James Rymel .

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent ,

Edward Johnson ,

Richard Life , Jun.

John Marsh ,

William Newton ,

Thomas Miller ,

Ralph Marsh ,

George Ingram ,

John Hudson ,

Thomas Dunce ,

Thomas Nichols ,

Francis Harvis .

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John Gig , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 d. the Property of Daniel Falkins , the 3d of this Instant September .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prosecutor's Wife stepping out of her Shop, turning her Head, saw the Prisoner leaning over the Counter, and found her Money-Drawer open, and the Money gone; that the Prisoner ran away, but being pursu'd, he was taken, and the Money found upon him. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Eleanor Cade , of St. Bartholomew the Less , was indicted for feloniously stealing printed Cotton, Cambrick, Holland Cloth, &c . the Goods of John Badgwel , the 3d of this Instant September .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and had taken the opportunity to Steal the Goods at several times; part of which were found in her Box, after she was gone from the Prosecutor's Service, and part where they had been pawned, at Mr. Armsteads in Barbican . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

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John Anderson , of St. Botolph's Bishosgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver-Spoon ,

the Property of John Gregory , the 24th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's House, to see his Footman, and took the Spoon. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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John Bailey , of St. Stephen's Coleman-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing 100 wt. of Lead, value 10 s. the Property of the Governors of the Hospital of Bethlehem , the 27th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Lead had been taken off from the Counting-House of Bethlehem-Hospital , the Night before, and was found hid in the Ground in the Quarters of Moorfields the next Day; and Persons watching about 9 at Night, the Prisoner, and another were seen upon the Spot of Ground where the Lead had been hid; suppos'd to be come to carry it away; but the Person who watch'd had not Patience to stay while he had taken it up, before he secur'd him; so the Fact not being sufficiently prov'd, the Jury acquitted him.

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Eunice Broughton , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoons, a Pair of Buckles, and Gold-rings , the Goods of John Ramsden , the 1st of August last. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 39 s.

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Mary Baker , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Drinking pot, Coffee-pot, and Tea-spoon, &c. the Property of Robert Ludington , the 4th of August last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Mary Hacker , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Property of Thomas Cushee , the 5th of August last. The Fact not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.

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Susannah Andrews , of Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 2 s. from the Person of Benjamin-Cambel Hamilton , the 5th of June last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he was going near Smith-street , and the Prisoner coming to him, took his Handkerchief, and he taxing her with it, she call'd out Tom, or Will, and he was knock'd down. The Prisoner call'd several Persons, who gave her an honest Character; and called some Evidences, that the Prosecutor had been very Violent in the Prosecution of the Prisoner, had taken out several Warrants against her, one after another; whereupon the Jury acquitted her, and upon her praying a Copy of her Indictment, the Court granted it.

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William Tickner , of St. Mildred's Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing 5 s. and 6 d. the Money of Daniel Tinsley , from the Person of Elizabeth Tinsley , the 7th of August last. Elizabeth Tinsley depos'd, That her Husband being a Gardener , and dwelling at Greenwich, had brought their Goods to Market, and having sold them, and put the Money in her Pocket, which was about 4 l. as she stood talking with one Mr. Cook, about 8 o'Clock in the Morning (the Prisoner, who is a Boy , standing close by her) she felt a Jerk at her Pocket, upon which, she clapping her Hand upon her Pocket, felt the Prisoner's Hand there, and caught hold of him, crying out, her Pocket was pick'd: That upon this, the Prisoner dropp'd 2 s. out of his Hand, and 3 s. and 6 d. was taken off the Ground at her Feet; and that examining her Pocket, she found it cut near the Bottom.

Mr. Cook deposed to the same Purpose, adding, that the Prisoner immediately upon her catching hold of him, throw away something (which he supposed to be a Knife) which a Boy took up, and ran away with: As likewise did the Prosecutor's Son, who pickt up the 3 s. and 6 d. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty of a single Felony, but not of privately stealing from the Person .

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Simon Brewer , of St. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief from the Person of John Everett , the 30th of July last; but the Owner of the

Handkerchief not appearing, the Prisoner was acquitted .

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Mary Atkins , of St. Mary le Quern , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Broad Lawn, in the Shop of Joseph Baxter , the 7th of this Instant September . The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner coming to his Shop, under Pretence of buying some Cambrick, and a Piece of Lawn being miss'd, the Prisoner being suspected , and search'd, the Piece of Lawn was found upon her.

Matilda Conyers depos'd, she search'd her, and did find the Lawn concealed under her Petticoat. The Fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.

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Dominique Pilla , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Tea-kettle , value 4 s. the Goods of Isaac Astley , the 13th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Kettle was taken from the Prosecutor's Shop-window, and the Prisoner was apprehended putting it into his Bag. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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James Chambers was indicted for marrying Mary Gibson , Mary Wilkinson , his first Wife, being alive . Both the Marriages being proed, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Hannah Collier , of St. Mildred's Poultry , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Snuff-box, value 9 s. the Property of Elizabeth Bond , the 9th of August last; but no body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Joseph Blakemore of Pancras , was indicted forthe Murder of John Everet , by giving him one mortal Bruise, of which he instantly died on the 5th of August last.

He was likewise indicted a second Time on the Coroner's Inquest, for the felonious Slaying the said John Everet .

John Taylor depos'd , That the Prisoner had been playing a Game at Skettles with one Thomas Bennesfield , and there happen'd to be a Dispte about the Game, on account of a Bett; that this was at the Coach and Horses at Highgate; that the Company (of which he this Evidence was one) were called to give their Opinion who had won, and they all gave it against the Prisoner; that thereupon the Prisoner said to the Deceased, What for a Man are you? To which he replied, A Man, or Piece of a Man as well as you. And upon this, the Prisoner struck the Deceased upon the Breast, and made him stagger; and several Blows were struck on both Sides, and the Deceased was thrown down; and as he was getting up, being on his Hands and Knees, the Prisoner struck him a Blow on the Side of the Head, and he fell down dead.

John Hall deposed to the same Purpose as the former Evidence had done; and that the Prisoner struck the Deceased under the Ear, upon which he immediately fell down dead.

Thomas Bennesford deposed to the same Purpose.

John Bailey , the Surgeon, depos'd, That he being sent for, did come in 3 or 4 Minutes, but the Deceased was dead; that he attempted to bleed him, but he would not bleed; that he afterwards open'd the Body, and did find a Confusion on the Side of his Head, but no extravasated Blood, not so much as the Quantity of a Tea Spoonful all over his Body; but was of Opinion, that a Fall might occasion a Confusion of the Brain, and that the Circulation of the Spirits might be stop'd, and be the Occasion of his Death.

The Prisoner called several Persons to his Reputation, who gave him the Character of a peaceable, inoffensive Man; whereupon the Jury acquitted him of the Murther, and found him guilty of Manslaughter only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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Eustace Watkins , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat, value 8 s. the Property of John Bennet , the 17th of July last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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Wyffes Payne , of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing 24 Bottles of Mead, Wine, Beer, &c. in the Cellar of William Myers , the Property of Susannah Parker , the 20th of August Last. But the Proof of the

Fact against the Prisoner not giving the Jury Satisfaction, the Prisoner was acquitted .

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Susanna Evans , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Feather-Bed, Bolster, &c . the Goods of Thomas Brinsley , the 2d of this Instant September ; but it not appearing that the Goods were taken away with a felonious Intent, the Jury acquitted her.

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Elizabeth Ames , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted, that whereas William James had been formerly convicted for feloniously stealing 20 Yards of Ticking, in the Shop of William Adams , the 27th of February last, the Prisoner did afterwards receive the said Ticking, knowing it to be stolen . But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Gunn , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 Silver Plates, a Brass Skellet , and other Goods, the Property of Ann Gale , on the 6th of August last. But the Evidence not being to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.

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Hannah Reynolds , of St. Mary Mounthaugh , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Property of Philip Bower , the 25th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Chair-Woman , and being employ'd as such, in the Prosecutor's House, took the Spoon and sold it. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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William Roberts , alias George Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane, Value 18 s. the Goods of William Paradise , on the 31st of July last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, while he was abroad, and pretending to buy a Stock-buckle, while the Boy went to call his Master's Man (who was at work in the Cellar) to sell him one, the Prisoner took the Cane and went away; but the Boy and his Fellow-servant following him, they apprehended him with the Cane.

However, the Prisoner deny'd that he had the Cane, or ever touch'd it, altho' it was taken out of his Hand by the Boy, when William Nabs , his Fellow-servant, came in Pursuit of him. Whereupon the Prisoner being ask'd, How the Cane came there, where he was taken? he reply'd, The Boy brought it to beat him with, because he did not buy a Stock-buckle of him. But this Pretence did not avail him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

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John Dowle , of St. Mary-Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, value 4 s. the Goods of William Burn , the 24th of July last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Petticoat was laid in the window for a Decoy, (the Prosecutor having been robb'd several Times before) and a Watch set, who seeing the Prisoner put up the Sash and take the Coat, apprehended him with it. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty .

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Eleanor Williams , of St. Mary Woolworth , was indicted for feloniously stealing a suit of Headclothes, value 3 l. the Goods of John Smith , the 24th of August last. But there not being sufficient Evidence to prove the feloniously taking of them, the Jury acquitted her.

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Sarah Carr , of St. Botoloph's Bishopsgat , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Parcl of quilted Persian Silk , the Property of May Holt , the 16th of July last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being employed in Quilting by the Pros ecutor, took the Silk and pawned it. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Frances Chapman , of St. Botolph's Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons , the Goods of John Brown the 9th of August last. But there not being sufficient Proof against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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John Ryan , of St. Gile's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of M the Property of 1st of August last . It appear'd by the Evidence , that the Prisoner lodging in the Prosecutor's House, took the Opportunity to steal the Clothes. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.

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John Batton , of St. Michael Bassishaw , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Woollen Packing-sheet, value 5 s. the Property of a Person unknown, the 7th of this Instant September . It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Packing cloth was laid over some Packs of Cloth at Blackwell-Hall, and the Prisoner was apprehended carrying it away. The Prisoner pleaded, That it was an old ragged thing, that was worth little or nothing, not worth 2 d. But the Jury supposing the Prosecutor who better knew the Value of it, and had accordingly rated it at 5 s. came nearer to the true Value, did find him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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George Brewer , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for burglariously breaking the Dwelling-house of William Pitt , and feloniously stealing 121 lb. of Lead , the Property of the said William Pitt , the 13th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor's House was broken, and the Lead stolen, and the Prisoner was apprehended carrying it away. The Fact being plainly prov'd as to the Felony, the Jury found him guilty of that; but it not being so plain as to the Burglary, of that they acquitted him .

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Isabella Matchet , alias Burt , alias William , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Sheets, value 5 s. the Goods of Deborah Martindale , the 22d of April last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner took a Lodging in the Prosecutor's House, and having lain there one Night, went away the next Morning, and the Sheets were missing. But there not being sufficient Proof to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.

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Margaret Sadler , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Linen Shirt, value 1 s. the Goods of Lancelot Butler , the 23d of August last. But no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Sarah Catcher , of Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Coat and other small Things, value 2 s. the Goods of Daniel Hunt , the 7th of August last. But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.

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William Hope , of St. John Evangelist , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Box, value 1 s. and 6 s . in Money , the Property of Rowland Walker , the 30th of July last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, which is a Chandler's-Shop, for a Penny-worth of Bread and Cheese; and after he was gone, the Money was missing out of the Drawers. But the Evidence not fully proving the Fact to the Satisfaction of the Jury, he was acquitted .

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Eleanor Bryan , of St. George's Hannover-Square , was indicted for stealing 2 Shirts, and other Linen , the Goods of John Eaton , Esq ; the 12th of July last. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 39 s.

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Margaret Atkinson , of St. John's Wapping , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, value 8 s. the Goods of Richard White , the 16th of August last. But no Evidence appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Ann Varnham , of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pewter-Dish and other Goods, value 4 s. the 31st of July last, the Goods of Sampson Hodsdon , the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

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Richard Quaile , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sattin Gown, value 40 s. the 15th of July last.

It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor having sent the Gown by a little Boy, the Prisoner cutic'd him to go of an Errand for him, to ask for a Scarlet Cloak and a Lac'd Hat of one Squire Jone's , pretending to hold the Gown till he came again; and the Boy going, there were no such Things left there; and when he returned, the Prisoner was gone with the Gown. That the Prisoner was known by the Boy, he being in St. James's Park, who tax'd him with it, and he was apprehended; but while an Officer was a fetching, he made an Escape, but was apprehended a second Time. The Boy, Ezekiel Everet , was positive he was the Person that took the Gown; and the Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 39 s.

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Cornelius Mates , Robert Mac Donald , and James Benton , of St. Mary White-chapel , were indicted for feloniously stealing an Iron Trevet, Pot, Poker, and other Iron Ware, in the Dwelling-house of Adam Walker , the 6th of August last. It appear'd by the Evidence of William Goodal , their Accomplice, that the Prisoners using to drink at the Prosecutor's House, took the Opportunity to steal the Goods. The Jury found them Guilty of the Indictment.

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Edward Martin , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, the Goods of Thomas Ellis ; and another Shirt , the Property of James Monro , the 22d of July last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Linnen was stolen cut of a Street, where it hung up to dry; that the Prisoner being observed to lurk about, was suspected; and being watch'd, was seen to go in, and having stolen it, was pursued and apprehended with the Goods upon him. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

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Elizabeth Reynolds , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately taking away a Gold-ring from the Person of Joseph Mills , the 26th of July last. But no Person appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Mary Turner , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for Assaulting Anne Helmes in the High-way, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Gold Necklace, value 2 l. 15 s. the 16th of August last. Anne Helmes being an Infant of 5 Years of Age, and so uncapable of giving Evidence; and there not being any other Evidence that could affect the Prisoner but the Child's, who told the Mother the Prisoner was the Person, the Jury acquitted her.

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Judith Harris , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea and 9 s. the Money of Matth.ew Benham , the 12th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he went to one Mr. Abbot's, and having drank a Bowl of Punch, Mr. Abbot desir'd him to lye there that Night, he being just come out of the Country; that he did so, that he being in Bed, the Prisoner came into the Room, and taking away his Breeches, lock'd him; and having taken out his Money, threw the Breeches into the Room again. The Prosecutor being ask'd, if there had not been familiar Conversation between him and the Prisoner? He reply'd, No: And also, if she was not in the Bed with him? He reply'd, No; there was a Woman in Bed with him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and there being no Evidence against that of the Prosecutor, who had no View of the Person who took his Breeches, being in the Dark, the Jury acquitted her.

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Sarah Parsons , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cap, Value 3 s. the Goods of , the 24th of July last. But there not being sufficient Evidence, the Prisoner was acquitted .

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Elizabeth Cole , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, and other Goods of Sarah Hill , the 1st of July last; which Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her guilty .

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Elizabeth Hughes , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Head-cloths, and other Things , the Goods of John Woolley , the 17th of July last; but the Evidence not being sufficient to Convict the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

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Robert Irwin was indicted for the Murther of Charles Piercy , by giving him one mortal Wound with a Bayonet, on the Left-part of his Breast, near the Left-pap, of the Breadth of one Inch, and the Depth of five Inches , the 9th of January, in the Year 1726 .

John Briggins depos'd, That the Prisoner was upon the Prince's (now his Majesty's) Guard , and himself upon the late King's, on the 9th of January, in the Year 1726; and they having drank half a Quartern of Gin together, near the Opera-House , the Prisoner said to him, If he would go with him to the Gaming-house, there was a Man who owed him Six-pence, and if he got it he would treat him with it; that upon this he went with him, and he rang the Bell. That the Deceas'd came to the Door, and open'd the Wicket, and the Prisoner ask'd for one John James , and would have gone into the Gaming-house; but the Deceas'd told him, He had Orders not to let him in, and was going to shut the Wicket, when the Prisoner drawing his Bayonet, thrust it in at that Part of the Wicket which was open, and immediately he heard the Deceas'd cry out, O Lord, I am kill'd, I am kill'd. That thereupon he said to the Prisoner, What have you done? To which he reply'd, Nothing, except you appear against me. That afterwards he made his Escape over to Ireland, and he had not seen him since, till lately that he was apprehended.

This Evidence being ask'd, why he did not apprehend him immediately upon his Commission of the Fact? He reply'd, The Reason was, that he was afraid he would serve him so too.

Nicholas Elliot depos'd, That he was at the Gaming-house when Charles Piercy was murther'd, and heard the Bell ring, and Charles Piercy went down, and immediately came up into the Gaming-room again, and said, Robert Irwin has kill'd me; and he lived but three Quarters of an Hour after.

John Garret depos'd, That he was at the Time at the Gaming-house, and the rung , and the Deceas'd went to the Door, and in a Minute or two came again, and said, That Rogue, Robert Irwin , has kill'd me, That they carried him Home, and he died in a Quarter of an Hour.

Ann Piercy depos'd, That her Husband went well from Home about 5 o'Clock, and was brought Home wounded between 6 and 7, but could not speak, only begg'd for God's Sake to be laid down, and died immediately.

William Presgrove , the Chirurgeon, depos'd , That he examin'd the Body of the Deceas'd, but not till after he was dead, and found that the Wound was an Inch in Length, and seem'd to have been given with a Bayonet: that it enter'd the Left Cavity of the Thorax, and penetrated the Ventricle of the Heart; and did believe it to be the Cause of his Death.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and would have impeach'd the Character of John Briggins ; to support which, he call'd his Serjeant, John Elpick , who gave him a very good Character; and also Thomas Askington, who depos'd, That Briggins had been a Soldier a long Time, and had always had a very honest Character, except as to Whoring.

This Evidence being likewise ask'd as to the Prisoner's Character, answer'd, He was a hasty, passionate Man, and had formerly stabb'd one John Ellis in the Belly, 10 Inches, but the Man did not die; and he giving the Man's Wife 20 s. there was no Prosecution. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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Richard Davis and William Tracy , of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , were indicted for burglariously breaking the House of William Genew , Esq ; between the Hours of 12 and 1, in the Night-time, and feloniously stealing 24 Pewter-Plates, a pair of Pistols, a Sword, 7 Silver Tea-Spoons, 2 Cups, a Gold-headed Cane, 2 Perriwigs, and divers other Things of Value , the 23d of July last. And also, the latter for contriving, procuring, and a

betting the Felony; and also for receiving the said Goods, knowing them to have been stolen .

They were also indicted a second Time for breaking the House of the said William Genew , and feloniously stealing divers other Goods of Value , the 25th of July last.

They were also indicted a third Time, for burglariously breaking the House of Thomas Heath , and feloniously stealing 3 Feather-Beds, and other Furniture of Beds , the 13th of July last.

Mr. Genew depos'd, That his House had been broken open while he was out of Town, and his Goods stolen, and that hearing a Thief was taken, he went to the Roundhouse, and found a great many of his Goods in a Bag .

Patrick Gill depos'd, That Richard Davis got into the Prosecutor's House by a Key that he had procur'd from one Thatcham, who keeps an Old Iron Shop; and that Davis, and one Bagnal , not taken, carried the Goods to Thatcham's , and they not agreeing about the Price, Davis and Tracey mov'd the Goods from Thatcham's the next Morning; that Tracey furnished them with Hampers, Tinder-box, Flint, Steel, and Matches to commit the Robberies; and that he also had a Hammer, with which he drew the Charge out of the Prosecutor's Pistols; which Hammer was afterwards found in his Pocket, when he was apprehended; and 2 Wigs were found under a Board in his Barrow he being a Barrow-man for selling Fruit, &c.

Several of these Circumstances were confirmed by other Evidences, especially the finding of the Wigs in Tracey's Barrow.

Gill also depos'd, That Bagnal being apprehended, Tracey by a Stratagem got him off. The Fact as to the Burglary being fully prov'd against Davis , the Jury found him guilty of both the Indictments; but not being so against Tracey , they acquitted him; but the Proof of the Burglary and stealing the Goods of Thomas Heath being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they found them both guilty of That. Death .

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Robert George , of St. Sepulchre's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cow, value 3 l. 5 s. the Property of Brice Norton , the 16th of July last.

Brice Norton depos'd, the Cow was missing out of his Field near Woodford-Bridge and he heard of her by Mr. Heather.

Richard Heather depos'd, That he being in Smithfield, a Butcher came to him, and told him, there was a Man who had offer'd him a Cow to Sale, which he suspected was stolen; that he went to the Prisoner, and bought the Cow of him for 3 l. 5 s. but did not pay him till he procured some Persons to Vouch her, which he not being able to do, he sent the Cow to the Green-yard ; and sending his Servant to enquire about Essex, found that the Prosecutor had lost a Cow; upon which he went to the Green-yard, and owned her. The Fact being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-49

Mary Swallwood , alias Bee , and Catherine Clayton , of St. Dunstan's in the West , were indicted, for that they, together with Jane Dale , did, on the 24th of August , privately take from the Person of Matth.ew Nelty , 45 Yards of Lace, value 30 l.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That Catherine Clayton came to him, desiring him to carry some Lace to Jane Dale 's House, in Vine-court in Fleet-Street; that he did go, and shewing her the Lace, she said it was too high-pric'd, but she would buy 30 or 40 Yards of him at another Time: Upon which he put up his Lace into the Box again, and put it in his Pocket, and calling for some Liquors, fell asleep; and when he awaked, his Lace was taken out of his Box: That the Prisoners, and Jane Gale , who has since absconded, were in the Room when he fell asleep, and when he awaked, they were all gone; that he afterwards heard of his Lace where the Prisoners had offer'd to pawn it, but it was stopp'd.

Henry Jarvis depos'd, That the two Prisoners came to his House, and would have had him lent them 5 l. upon it, Clayton saying, her Husband had sent it her in a Letter from Ireland; that he requiring, that some Person might be brought to justify this, they mention'd one Mrs. Cheshire , who being sent for, declar'd she knew nothing at all of the Matter; sthat while the Prisoners were at his Shop,

Jane Gale came and ask'd for her Husband's Tobacco-box, and pawned a Snuff-box for 5 s. but the Prisoners and she took no Notice of the Matter; but, when she went away, said to the Prisoners, Good Night, Ladies. - upon which he sent for a Constable, and charg'd them in Custody, till they gave an Account how they came by it; and that the Prosecutor came and own'd it.

Abraham Brodiere , the Constable, depos'd, that the Prisoners were in several Stories; as that it was sent from Ireland, as before; and also, before the Justice, that it was given them by Jane Gale , to pawn for a Guinea, by Order of the Prosecutor, to pay his Reckoning; but this was denied by the Prosecutor.

The Prisoners at the Bar pleaded, That Jane Gale gave them the Lace to pawn for 3 l. for the Prosecutor to pay his Reckoning. To which he answer'd, his Reckoning was but Half a Crown, and had the Money in his Pocket, and paid it, But the Prosecutor not being able to swear that the Prisoners took the Lace out of his Pocket, they were acquitted .

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Richard Burton was indicted for Assaulting John Crownfield , with an Intent to rob him of his Money and Goods , the 15th of August last.

John Crownfield depos'd, That he passing along St. Paul's Church-yard , about 12 o' Clock at Night, the Prisoner walk'd by him, talking of the Building of St. Paul's Church, and what a fine Building it was; and he stopping to make Water, the Prisoner came up to him, and clap'd his Hand upon his Watch-string; that he putting his Hand out, to shove the Prisoner from him, he clapp'd his Hand upon his Pistol, which put him into a great Fright, and immediately the Prisoner, with an Oath, said, Your Money! That this occasioning some Words, a Watchman came up (the Watch-house being but a few Doors off ) which he supposes the Prisoner was not aware of; that they securing him, and carrying him to the Watch-house, a naked Bayonet dropt from him, and a loaded Pistol with Bullets were found in his Pocket, and also a jagged Knife; the Use of which was afterwards found to be to unscrew the Barrel of the Pistol.

Henry Atkins , the Constable, depsos'd, as to the dropping of the Bayonet and Pistols, and the finding the Bullets and Knife upon the Prisoner; and that he hector'd much, saying, He was a Person of Reputation, kept a House in Horse-shoe Alley in Moorfields , and would have Satisfaction for the Scandal put upon him.

John Claxton , a Watchman, depos'd, That hearing high Words between the Prosecutor and Prisoner, he saying to the Prosecutor, You assaulted me, not I you; he went up, and having apprehended the Prisoner, carry'd him into the Watch-house, the Bayonet and Pistol dropt from him.

These Cirrcumstances were confirm'd by John Alford , and other Evidences. The Fact being fully prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-51

Julian Brown , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Rebecca White on the High-way, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Pocket, an Iron Key, a Child's Brass Candlestick, a Handkerchief, a Half-Guinea, a Shilling, and Four-pence Half-penny in Half-pence, an Iron Snuff-box, a Handkerchief, a Fan, and a Flint Bottle of Wine , the 25th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as she was going Home about 11 a Clock at Night, having been at the Thatcht-house Tavern, and having a Pint Bottle of Wine for a Cousin who was sick, being over-against Hungerford-Market, the Prisoner was talking with a Woman at an Apothecary's Door; that she calling a Chair, was just stepping into it, when the Prisoner came to her, and drag'd her cross the Way; when, about 10 or 12 Yards towards Hungerford-market , he said, D - n your Blood, you Bitch, deliver your Money; give me your Fan; and pull'd off her Pocket, and she cry'd out, Chairman! Chairman ! And the Chairman coming to her Assistance, the Prisoner ran away.

Samuel Brown depos'd, That he going along with his Chair, he saw some People standing at a Door, and there was the Prisoner and a Bulk-woman, and a Soldier not far off; and the Bulk-woman gave the Prosecutor a Push, or hit her on the Shoulder; and she ask'd for a Chair, and was turning into it,

when the Prisoner came up to them, and took hold of the Prosecutor, saying, No Chair, you shall go along with me; and he pulled her cross the Way by Violence up towards Hungerford-market ; That then he went a little Way forward to the Prince Frederik's Head, and presently heard an Outcry, and she cry'd out, Stop Thief ! and said, she was robb'd .

Richard Punt deposed to the same Purpose, as the last Evidence had done; and added, That he heard the Prisoner say, D - n your Blood, you Bitch , deliver your Pocket. And he stood to see what he would do with her, and he heard him say, D - n your Blood, you Bitch, deliver your Fan. That the Prisoner ran away, he pursued him, and the Prisoner knock'd him down, but he got up and followed him , and the Prosecutor's Pocket was found upon him, and the Fan dropp'd from his Right Side .

John Warwick depos'd, That he was coming through Duke's-Court, and just under the Archway, there was an Outcry of, Stop, Thief! And there were Fellows with Links running after the Prisoner, and the Prisoner ran into the Church-porch; and Mr. Hyat took the Prosecutor's Pocket out of the Prisoner's Hand, and Mr. Burgess took up the Fan; and there was in the Pocket a Shilling and some Half-pence, but he saw no Half Guinea (whereas the Prosecutor depos'd, there was a Half Guinea ty'd up in the Corner of the Handkerchief) and that the Frenchman (i. e. the Prisoner) said, he had lost his Money, the Prosecutor had taken all his Money; but upon examining his Pocket, he had 15 s. in it.

John Hyat depos'd, That he was coming from Justice Du Val's, and Lawley was also there; and hearing a Cry of Stop Thief, the Prisoner being stopp'd, he said, the Bitch had robb'd him of a Bottle of Wine and Half a Guinea; and he had the Pocket in his Hand, and there was in it a Purse, and a Lock of Hair, and Handkerchief: He thinks the Purse had in it a Ribbon, an Iron Key, a Snuff-box, and a little Brass candlestick. This Evidence being ask'd, if he had not heard of another Name for what he call'd the Purse? said, He had heard it call'd a Machine; to which the Prosecutor said, she knew nothing of the Machine . This Evidence added, that when the Prisoner was stopp'd, he did attempt to get away again.

Robert Burgess depos'd, That as he was coming out of Duke's-Court, the Prisoner was running up the Steps of the Piazza of Covent-Garden Church-Porch, and got into a Nook at the Church-Door , and was quite out of Breath, and all in a Sweat, so that it dropp'd off his Chin, and had the Pocket in his Right-hand, and the Fan dropp'd from him, he thinks from his Bosom.

The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That the Prisoner pick'd him up, and call'd him, her Dear, and her little Heart, and said, He Should go along with her; that there was another Woman with her who struck her, and he parted them, and that she had pick'd his Pocket of Half a Guinea, and that he took her Pocket because she would not give him his Half-Guinea; he also call'd some Persons to impeach her Character, and several to his own, who gave him an honest Character, among which was the Noble Lord , to whom he was at that Time a Servant, who gave him a good Character; and that being in his Service at the Time when the Fact was said to be committed, he lay under no Necessity of doing what he was charged with; and after a full hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17310908-52

Thomas Casey , of St. Mary Woolnorth , was indicted for privately stealing 2 l. 19 s. from the Person of John Jarvis , the 6th of this Instant September .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That having sold his Goods, was going into the Plow Alehouse at Stocks-Market , and passing along to go up Stairs, the Prisoner breasted him, that he could not get by, and he perceiv'd him to draw the Bag out of his Pocket, and it fell down, and he catch'd hold of his Hand at his Pocket, and the Bag of Money dropp'd down by him.

The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and call'd several Evidences present, whose Depositions made it appear more probable, that it dropp'd out of his Pocket, it being said to be shallow ; and that the Prisoner did not pull it out. He likewise call'd several Persons, who

gave him a good Character, upon which the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17310908-53

George Halstead , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 15 Bottles of Rum , the Property of Richard Brooks , the 14th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, who was Master of a Ship , but had been gone from him sometime, on Account of Misbehaviour; but took the Opportunity of going on Board the Ship, and carried away the Rum under a Pretence his Master had sent him to fetch it home to his House; the Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-54

Mary Green , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 12 s. 9 d. the Money of Mary Warminger , the 29th of August last; but it not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury that she took the Money, they acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17310908-55

Elizabeth Waybank , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a half-pint Mug , the Property of Anthony Dalbys , the 7th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner being a Basket-Woman , the Prosecutor (an Apothecary ) had sent her Home with a Load of Herbs, and the Mug standing in the Shop-Window, while the Maid was taking the Herbs out of the Basket , she took the Mug and went away with it, leaving her Basket. The Fact being prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-56

Sarah Powel , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Salts, 2 Tumblers, a Punch-Ladle, &c. in the Dwelling-House, and the Goods of John Powers , the 17th of August last; but there being no Evidence that could fix the Fact upon the Prisoner, and the Girl having a good Character given her, the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17310908-57

Thomas Watson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for privately stealing a Canister of Tea, in the Shop of Joseph Bozini , the 21st of August last .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Canister was taken out of the Prosecutor's Shop, and the Prisoner being pursu'd was taken with it under his Arm. The Prisoner pretended, that a Man that ran along threw it down, and he had but just taken it up when he was apprehended; but this did not avail, and the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-58

Mary Wilkinson , of St. Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Sheets, Value 18 d. the Goods of Joseph Thornton ; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17310908-59

Leonard Burton , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Leather-Boots, Value 3 s. the Goods of Timothy Farmer , the 1st of this Instant September .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Boots were hung at a Cobler's-Stall, and that the Prisoner took them, and went away with them; but being pursu'd was taken with them. The Jury found him guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-60

Sarah Bradford , alias Smithson , was indicted for feloniously marrying Jonathan Montgomery , her first Husband, John Smithson , being alive ; but the second Marriage not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17310908-61

Rachel Hudson and Mary Hudson , of St James's Westminster , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Peruke, Value 7 s. and a pair of Stockings, Value 3 s. the Goods of Thomas Baker , and a Suit of Headclothes of Elizabeth Carford , the 25th of August last. The Fact being prov'd upon Mary Hudson, the Jury found her guilty ; but it not being so upon Rachel, she was acquitted .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-62

Alice Shaw , alias Mary Lewis , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Stays , &c. the

Goods of Peter Frazier , the 20th of July last. The Fact being plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-63

Thomas Little of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing the Money of Thomas Hurr , in the Dwelling-House of Alexander Bibb , the 26th of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor and Prisoner were Journeymen Taylors and Bedfellows, Lodgers in Mr. Bibb's House; and that the Prisoner coming in, while the Prosecutor was gone to work, open'd the Box, and took the Money. The Fact being plainly prov'd by the Purse in which the Money was, and part of the Money being found upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-64

John Roberts of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Shoes , the Goods of Richard Coverly , the 19th of July last.

The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-65

Ann Cutty , alias Jessop , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown, and other wearing Apparel , the Goods of Mary Town ; but No-body appearing against the Prisoner, she was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17310908-66

John Percival , of St. Mary Whitechapel , was indicted for stealing a Peruke, the Property of Philip Pilowe , in the Shop of Henry Dess , the 20th of August last; but No-body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .

Reference Number: t17310908-67

Thomas Bradbourn , of Aldermanbury , was indicted for feloniously stealing Camblet , the Goods of John Snee and Company , the 31st of August last.

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was Footman to the Prosecutors, and took the Opportunity to steal the Goods, and had sent them down by the Carrier to a Brother of his at Newport in Shropshire , which Goods were taken upon the Carrier at St. Alban's, directed by the Prisoner's own Hand.

The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-68

John Meers , of St. Laurence Jury , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sauce-pan , the Goods of John Benson , the 8th of this Instant September .

It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner went to drink at the Prosecutor's House, and pretending to have Occasion to go into the Prosecutor's Yard, took the Sauce-pan, and having ty'd it with his Garter round his Waste, under his Coat, was going off with it, but was discover'd by the Handle hanging out.

The Fact being plain against the Prisoner, he was found guilty to the Value of 10 d.

Reference Number: t17310908-69

Margaret Lametta , alias Nicks , Elizabeth Alway , and Elizabeth Gold , of St. Giles's in the Fields were indicted, the two former for privately stealing a Silver-Watch from the Person of John King , the 29th of July last; and the latter for receiving the said Watch, knowing it to be stolen .

John King depos'd, That as he was standing in Drury-Lane, a lame Fellow came to him, and carry'd him into Holford's-Alley in Drury-Lane , to drink a Pint of Beer, and afterwards desir'd him to walk up Stairs, and he would give him a Bottle of Wine, bidding him to go up first, and he would follow him; that he went up, and presently Margaret Lametta came up with a Candle, and after her Elizabeth Alway came up, and Lametta took him about the Neck, and was kissing him, and in the mean Time Elizabeth Alway came and took his Watch out of his Pocket, and they both ran down Stairs, and out of Doors. That he went to the House the next Morning, and the Prisoners were both there, and enquiring for his Watch, they told him, They had given it to the Landlady in pawn for Six-Pence; but as for Elizabeth Gold , he had nothing to say against her.

The Jury after a full hearing of the Matter, acquitted them all three.

Reference Number: t17310908-70

Abigail Ayres , of the Parish of St. Ethelburgh , was indicted for privately taking 3

Half Guineas, 2 Guineas, 2 Moidores, 2 Broad Pieces of Gold, and 3 s. in Money, from the Person of William Beal , the 27th of August last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he (being a Higler ) having sold his Goods in Leaden-hall-Market, was going along Bishopsgate-street , between 9 and 10 at Night, and seeing the Prisoner, and another Woman with her, standing at the Door of the Angel and Crown Tavern , they went in together, and he call'd for a Pint of Wine; and there the Prisoner took the Money out of his Pocket, and gave it to the other Woman, and they both ran away, and shut him in the Room. He being ask'd by the Court, what he was doing the mean Time? and why he did not follow them? He answer'd, he was doing nothing, and could not find the Way to get out till they were gone, it being a Sliding-Door.

- A Servant to the Prosecutor depos'd, That early the next Morning he saw the Prisoner boasting to some of her Gang what a Night's Work she had made of it; and he said to her, How do you do, Mrs. Abigail? And hearing his Master had lost his Money, after the Manner before related, he told him he believ'd he could bring him to the Woman that had taken it (for he had known her to walk the Streets this 10 Years) upon which he carried him where she was, and upon her looking out at the Window, the Prosecutor said, she was the Woman.

The Prisoner denied the Fact, or that she had been with the Prosecutor at the Angel and Crown Tavern, or had ever seen him in her Life; and call'd the following Evidences.

Ebenezer Lewis depos'd, That he liv'd at the Angel and Crown Tavern, and was the Drawer that drew the Wine for, and attended upon the Prosecutor, and the two Women that he brought in; and that the Prisoner was not one of the Women that came in with him; and that tho' he was at Home all that Night, he did not see the Prisoner in the House; that the Boy informing him that the Company was gone out of the Room, he follow'd the Prosecutor, and brought him back, he not having paid his Reckoning, for which he gave a very good Reason , that he had no Money.

Joseph Johnson depos'd, That he was drinking with the Prisoner at the Ship Alehouse in Old Bethlehem , from about 9 of the Clock, till 12 the 27th of August, and she was not out of his Company; and Joshuah Winnock depos'd the same. Upon the whole, the Jury acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17310908-71

Richard Blackson was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Snuff-box, and 7 s. and 6 d. in Money, from the Person of Hannah Wife of Luke Trowers , the 22d of July last: But there not being sufficient Evidence against the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17310908-72

Edward Farrel , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Suit of Man's Apparel, the Property of John Wallis , in the Dwelling-House of William Gibbs , the 8th of this Instant September .

It appear'd, that the Prosecutor and Prisoner were Lodgers and Chamber-fellows in the House of William Gibbs , and that the Prisoner came into the Chamber after the Prosecutor was gone to work, he being a Stay-maker. The Goods were found upon the Prisoner when he was apprehended, and the Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-73

John Crochet , of St. George in the East , was indicted for breaking the House of Samuel Onley , in the Night-time, and stealing Goods to the value of 12 s. the 23d of July last. The Fact, as to the Burglary, not being prov'd to the Satisfaction of the Jury, they acquitted him of That, and found him guilty of the Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-74

William Edmund Booth , of St. Peter's Cornhil , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Lambert Ludlow of a Handkerchief , the 17th of August last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17310908-75

Mary Downing , alias Downey and Elizabeth Ventland , alias Vickland , were indicted for feloniously stealing 2 half Guineas , the Money of John Saxon , the 23d of July last .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was coming from Aldgate , being near Creed-Church , Elizabeth Ventland got hold of his Arm, asking him, if he would not be loving and kind, telling him, she had not got a Half-penny that Night, and Downey thrust her Hand directly into his Pocket, and he immediately miss'd his Money, and laid hold on both the Prisoners; that then a Man came up to him, pretending to be Ventland's Husband, and lifting up his Cane, Swore, G - d D - n him, he would knock him down, if he d id not let his Wife go; but he saying he would lose his Life before he would lose his Money, the Watchman came up, and he charg'd the Watchman with the other two, and he secur'd Downing; and carrying them to the Watch-house charg'd them, with picking his Pocket; he added, that being at the Bull-Head , they would have made it up, offering him first 10 s. then 15, and then 20 s. promising him also, a good Treat if he would make it up.

Thomas Dixon , the Watchman, depos'd, That hearing a Noise he came up, and the Prosecutor charg'd them with picking his Pocket.

The Constable depos'd, That when they came to the Watch-house, the Prosecutor charg'd them with picking his Pocket; and that Ventland ran him up against the Wall, and Downey pick'd his Pocket.

Mary Downing call'd one Ilive , who depos'd, That he saw the Prosecutor on Friday Night very drunk, and he would have forc'd two Women down into an Alley, saying, he had no Money, but he would have a - ; that he told him, he had better go home, he might probably come by some damage; that the Prosecutor reply'd, what was that to him, he was resolv'd to have a - before he went home.

A Watchman was also call'd to Ventlana's Character, who depos'd, That he had often seen her walk the Streets, and once she came to him, and said, My dear, I must have a Buss of you, and he refusing her, she said, she would have a Buss for she had Swore it; and ask'd him, what Watch-house he belong'd to? and he said to Aldgate; that then she said, it may be you will see my - come sailing by, if you do see it home, it is black, it may be you will be frighted at it, but don't be afraid of it. After a full hearing of the Matter the Jury found them Guilty to the Value of 10 d. each .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Reference Number: s17310908-1

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

Receiv'd Sentence of Death 3.

Richard Davis , Robert Irwin , and William Tracey .

Transportation 37.

John Anderson , Mary Atkins , Mary Baker , Francis Beaton , William- Edmund Booth , Thomas Bradbourn , Eunice Broughton , Eleanor Bryan , Leonard Burton , Eleanor Cade , John Crotchet , Elizabeth Cole , James Dowle , Mary Downing , Edward Farrel , Robert George , Thomas Gigg , George Halstead , Mary Hudson , Thomas Little , Edward Martin , Cornelius Mates , Robert Mac-Donald , Dominique Pilla , Richard Quaile , Hannah Reynolds , William Roberts , John Roberts , John Ryan , Alice Show , William Tickner, Anne Varnham , Eleanor Ventland , alias Vickland, Enstace Watkins , Thomas Watson , and Elizabeth Waybank .

Burnt in the Hand 9.

George Brewer , James Chambers , Elizabeth Cavew, Jane Hall, Thomas Mac-Culler , Anne Noland , - Vaughan, Isabella Walpool, and Joseph Blackmore .

Whip'd 2.

Sarah Car , and John Batton .

Richard Burton Fin'd 50 l. to suffer 3 Years Imprisonment, and to find Security for his good Behaviour for 3 Years after.

Reference Number: a17310908-1

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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 Lite, 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. 1 On the Simple Gonorrhoea Gleets, and other Weaknesses, whether from Venereal Embraces, Self-pollution , improperly called Onanism , or Natural Impecility . 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 prepolterous 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 Practioners . By JOSEPH CAM . M. D. London, Printed for the Author; and sold at his House, in Bow-Church-Yard; also by G. Strahan in Cornhill ; E. Midwinter in St. Paul's Church-Yard; T. Corber, 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.

To Distillers,

Joathan Pead Chymist, near the White-Swan Alehouse in 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 sortid 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 .

Plantation-Office, kept by 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.

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 Cheatside, 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 WIL LIAM 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 meet 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.

Just publish'd,

The THIRD EDITION of

The SPELING 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 mark'd as they are to be pronounced. By T. DYCHE . Price 1 s. 6 d. Sold by R. WARE at the Bible and Sun in Warwick-Lane, Amen Corner. Also may be had at the same Place,

1. The large House 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. Dow-NAME , B. D.

Bound in Calf Leather 1 l. 6. s. per Book. And with Mr. Sturt's Cuts 2 l. 5 s. ditto. On a fine Paper with Cuts 3 l. 3 s. ditto.

2. The Impartial Churchman: Or, A fair and candid Representation of the Excellency and Beauty of the Church of England. Together with an earnest and affectionate Address to the Protestant Diffenters. By ROBERT WARREN , D. D. price 3 s. 6 d.

3. The whole Duty of Man. Part II, Teaching a Christian, 1. How to grow in Grace. 2. How to demean himself in Sickness. 3. How to prepare himself for a happy Death. Together with Advice how Visitants and Attendants should carry it towards the Sick. And some general Considerations that may induce Relations and Friends to take his Death patiently. By the Reverend and learned Dr. JOHN WILLIAMS , late Lord Bishop of Chichester.

4. A Description of Three Hundred Animals, viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects . With a particular Account of the Whale-Fishery. Extracted out of the best 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 or Insect, described in the whole Book. Price 2 s. 6 d.

5. 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.

Whereas I JOHN FREEMAN , dwelling in Turn-wheel Lane, Cannon-street , Servant to Mr. Beecher, Salter, have been for 10 Years periodically troubled with windy Eructations and four Belchings ; likewise a Pain that pierced through my very Back and Loins, and a Loss of Appetite; and having made use of several of the Faculty of Puysick , without obtaining any lasting Relief, at length coming to the Knowledge of the numerous Cures perform'd by

Mr. JOHN MOORE , Apothecary,

At the Pestle and Mortar in Lawrence Pountney's Lane , the first Great Gates on the Left-hand from Cannon-street,

I apply'd myself to him, and he has effectually cured me: And I desire this may be published, and for this only Reason, that others afflicted in the like Manner, may know where to find Relief, as I have done. Witness my Hand,

Octob. 1. 1730. JOHN FREEMAN .

Note, The said John Freeman is removed at, or near Chyrurgeon's Hall , Silver street .

N. B. The aforesaid JOHN MOORE , has lately prepared two Anti-scorbutick Medicines, being Pills and a Spirit, which excel any Thing yet offer'd to the Publick, with a Purge given at proper Times with it : It expels the numerous Trains of scorbutick Symptoms; and as the Hypochondriac and Hysteric Illnesses have their Source from the Scurvy, it relieves them; it alters and changes all the Juices in the Human Body; thins the Lentor, viz. that fizy, viscid, coagulated Part of the Blood, which obstructs the Capillary Vessels, and is the Cause of Chilness in the extream Parts, as well as Heat in Hypochondriac and Hysteric Paroxysms , renovates the Blood, restores decay'd Nature, chears the Heart, revives the Spirits , and opens Obstructions of the Viscera; gives Rest to weary, tired, and worn-out Bodies; it invigorates and inkindles again the almost extinguished, natural innate Heat, making the vital Flame to burn clear, removing Weaknesses and Indispositions, and restoring the pristine Health.

The Symptoms are, cutaneous Eruptions, as red , yellow, or black Spots upon the Arms and Legs, as small as Flea-bites, sometimes as large as a Crown-piece, and sometimes the Limbs are beset with rough, scaly Swellings; oftentimes there is an itching of the Skin, which is frequently taken for what is vulgarly call'd the Itch .

The Scurvy perverts the Lympha, and is a mortal Enemy to the nervous System, for Scorbutick Persons are troubled with Weariness, Sense of Weight, and a dull obscure Pain in the Limbs, the Appetite is either too stimulating or languid, the Gums are liable to Excrescence , Swellings and Ulcers, and when robb'd void either a saltish Bloo d, or serous Humour; the Teeth are loose and corroded, the Mouth has a Stench; the Spittle is very salt and sometimes acid; they are likewise affected with nocturnal Sweats, difficulty of Breathing, wandering Pains, a fat Skin is found sometimes swimming on the Top of the Urine; but all these Symptoms are rarely found in the same Person.

This Day is Publish'd,

WITT Musically Embelish'd; being a Collection of Forty New English Ballads; the Words by divers eminent Hands set to Musick, with a thorough Bass for the Harpsichord, by Mr. John- Frederick Lampe , and the Tunes all transposed for the Flute. Price 5 s. Engrav'd, Printed and Sold by T. Cobb, who marry'd the Widow of Mr. John Cluer , at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard , London. Where may be had the Third Edition of the Modern Musick-master , or the Universal Musician . Consisting of Instructions to Singing , and Directions to play on the Common Flute, German Flute, Hautboy, Violin, Harpsichord, or Organ. With a brief History of Musick, from its Origin to this present Time. In which Volume is included many other valuable Pieces, engrav'd on above 320 Plates, price 7 s. 6 d. Also, Books of Instructions for any single Instrument, pr. 1 s. 6 d. Likewise at the above Printing-Office, there is just publish 'd, A curious Miscellany of Select Fables, and other short Poems, &c. for the Amusement of young Gentlemen and Ladies. To which are added, the Alphabets of the most useful and ornamental Hands, for their Improvement in the Art of Writing. The Whole finely engrav'd on 32 Copper-plates, by the ingenious Mr. Bickham, pr. 1 s. 6 d.

N. B. The Preface is a short, but an excellent Essay on the Nature and Beauty of Fatle, written by the late celebrated Joseph Addison , Esq; and extracted from one of the Spectators. All the Fables are opitomiz'd from Mr. Gay; and the Poems taken from the Works of Mr. Dryden, Mr. Prior, Dr. Swift , and other eminent Moderns.

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

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

An Universal History from the earliest Account of Time to the Present . No. 1, 2, 3, 4. to be continued . Price 3 s. 6 d. each Number .

Historia Literaria: Or, An exact and early Account of the most valuable Books published 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 Ramsay. French and English. In Two Volumes . Price Bound 6 s.

The Invalidity of Lay-Baptism. Price 1 s.


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