Wednesday the 13th, Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th of October 1731, in the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
Being the Eighth and Last SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable HUMPHREY PARSONS, Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1731.
No. VIII. 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, and Friday, being the 13th, 14th, and 15th of October 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 Justice Raymond; the Hon. Mr. Justice Denton ; the Hon. 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.
Nicholas Coxhil depos'd, That the Prisoner came about 7 o'Clock in the Morning for a penny-worth of Ale, that he requiring it to be warm'd, it was done; and the Pot being afterwards set upon the Shelf, the Prisoner went away; as he went out Notice being taken that he had something conceal'd under his Coat, he looking for the Pot, found it had been taken away; whereupon he pursu'd the Prisoner, who running away, got off: That the Prisoner coming again to his Master's House upon the 4th of September, and calling for a Penny-worth of Ale, he gave notice to his Master, that the Prisoner was the Man who carried away the Pot; that thereupon his Master apprehended him, and tax'd him with stealing the Pot, which the Prisoner deny'd but offer'd to buy the Prosecutor another, and his Daughter being sent for, went and bought a large new Copper-Pot. The Evidence not satisfying the Jury, that he actually did take the Pot, the Jury acquitted him.
Allen Brent , the 11th of September last.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the piece of Linen hung out of the Prosecutor's Shop-window, but being taken away, notice was given, and she being follow'd by Joshua Snowden , was taken near Bow-Church, having the Linen under her Apron.
The Prisoner pleaded, That she found it lying on the Ground; the Jury not giving Credit to this Plea of hers, and the Fact being fully prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Linen had been stolen from one John Green 's, to whom it had been sent in order to be glazed, and that the Prisoner being a Person of a loose Character, was suspected to have stolen it, and being apprehended did confess the stealing it, and directed to the Pawn-Broker where it was pawned; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he being an Upholster , the Piece of Damask was stolen out of his Shop, and he found 10 Yards of it at Mary Holmes's, a Mantua-Maker, whither the Prisoner had carried it to be made into a Mantua-Gown, and seven Yards and a half more of the said Damask at the Pawn Brokers, where it had been pawn'd by the order of the Prisoner.
Mary Holmes gave Evidence, That the Prisoner brought 10 Yards of the Damask before mentioned, That she came the Eighth of September (the same Day it was stolen) after she had cut out the Gown, and would have had the Damask again; but she suspecting it to have been stolen, refus'd to let her have it again. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 39 s .
Eleanor Brown and Peter Beby , of St. John the Evangelist , were indicted, the former for feloniously stealing a Holland-Apron, and other Goods, value 8 s. the Goods of Edward Windhurst , the 24th of July last; and the latter for receiving the said Goods, knowing them to be stolen .
It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and stole the Goods. The Fact being plainly prov'd against Eleanor Brown, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but there not being sufficient Evidence that Peter Beby (to whom they were pawn'd) at the time of receiving them, did know them to have been stolen, the Jury acquitted him.
Francis Dorenny , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing some Watch-maker's Tools, value 7 s. the Goods of Robert Thomas , the 11th of May last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Anne Maiden , of St. Anne's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sauce-Pan, value 3 s. the Goods of John Elcock , the 9th of this Instant October . The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Pot was stolen from the Castle Tavern in Drury-Lane , and that the Prisoner was apprehended selling of it. The Fact being clearly proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Henry Diploe , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Perriwig , the Property of George Hind , the 2d of this Instant October . The Fact being clearly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10d.
Esther Bazakerly , the 6th of June last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Felony upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner being employ'd to assist the Prosecutor (he being a Coachman ) who being abroad, he got into his Room and stole his Goods. The Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Thomas Rayner and Robert Smith , of St. Andrew's Holborn were indicted for feloniously stealing 4 Brass Dog-Collars, a Bell, some Metal Buckles and Buttons , the Goods of John Moreton , the 1st of this Instant October .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he keeping a Stall, and selling Cutlery Ware in Holbourn , found his Stall broken open in the Morning, and miss'd his Goods, but knew not who had stolen them, till he saw them, and the Prisoners in the Round-House.
Hugh Farnsworth depos'd, That he seeing the Prisoners (who were two young Boys) about 8 o'Clock in the Morning coming from the Brick-Kiln-Yard, and Robert Smith ringing a Bell, he asked him, If he would sell it? To which he reply'd Yes, Master, and I have other Things to sell, shewing him a Box with some Buttons, &c. in it, that examining how they came by them, they pretended they had bought them for 6 d. at the Pindar of Wakefield , but he suspecting them, went to enquire, and not meeting with any Confirmation, he went into Holbourn, and put them into the Custody of an Officer, Smith at last owned he had broken open the Prosecutor's Stall, but said that Thomas Rayner was not with him at stealing the Goods. The Fact being clearly proved against Robert Smith, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. but there not being sufficient Evidence against Thomas Rayner, he was acquitted .
George Butterfield , Edward Mould and Elizabeth Cook , of St. Ann's Westminster , were indicted for feloniously stealing 27 Saws the Property of several Persons, viz. 2 of John White 's, 5 of William Keys , 4 of William Anderson 's, 6 of Robert Raper 's, 6 of Anthony Sampson 's, and 5 of James Brody 's, the 20th of September last. To which Indictment George Butterfield pleaded Guilty ; but there not being sufficient Evidence against the two others, they were acquitted .
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had lost 12 dozen of Spoons, but had found but 5 dozen, which he found at Mrs. Rich's.
Mrs. Rich depos'd, That the Spoons were brought to her to pawn, by Margaret Bedford the Prisoner, who goes also by the Name of Margaret Thomas , and also Hardis. The Prisoner pretended she had the Spoons to pawn of a Man that deals in such Ware, and keeps Fairs; but not being able to produce any such Person, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
Thomas Achlan depos'd, That his Mother having had Intelligence that the Prisoner Richard Young , who was her Apprentice , had given Metal to his Brother Timothy Young , sent for him, telling him, that he had robbed her again (he having been found out to have done the like before, and to have been forgiven) that thereupon he desired her to keep him, Richard, while he went for his Brother Timothy, whom he found in Virginia-Street , who being taxed with taking the Metal from him, and selling it, confess'd it, saying, his Brother had drawn him into Commission of the Crime; and Richard, likewise own'd that he had several times given him Metal of his Masters to sell; this was likewise confirm'd by the Person who had several times bought Parcels of Metal of Timothy Young . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Felony.
Christopher Braner , of St. Andrew's Undershaft , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 lb. of Sugar, value 20 s. the Goods of Charles Wilson , the 25th of September last.
Samuel Stone depos'd, That he standing near his Master's Shop-Door, at the Corner of Lime-street, he saw the Prisoner take the Loaf of Sugar from off the Stall, and go away with it, and he pursuing him up Lime-street, he dropp'd the Sugar in the Street, and ran away, but was stopp'd; the Prisoner however deny'd the Fact; but it being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
Anne Markham depos'd, That she was not at home when the Fact was committed; but the Ring being produc'd in Court, she swore it to be her Ring.
Sarah Treasure depos'd, That she came to her Mistress's Shop, pretending to buy a Ring, and a pair of Ear-Ring Drops; and she showing her several, she perceiv'd her slyly to convey something to her Bosom, and she missing the Ring, taxed her with having it, which she deny'd several times; but at length pulled it out of her Bosom, and gave it her. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner coming frequently to the Prosecutor's House to sell Oysters, took an Opportunity of stealing the Rings, which she owned upon her being apprehended. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Barley having been cut, and lying in his Field in the Swarth, he missing Part of it, track'd it, by scatterings to the Prisoner's House, where he found a considerable quantity of Barley, which he did verily believe to be his; that the Prisoner was not then at home, but his Wife told him, she had got it by Leasing; that then he went to an adjacent Neighbour, about a quarter, or near half a Mile off, to get him to go with him for an Evidence, and in the mean time, an opportunity had been taken to carry great part of it into a Wood not far off. But there being no Evidence, that the Prisoner stole the Prosecutor's Barley, and he calling several Persons, who gave him the Character of an honest Man, the Jury acquitted him.
The Prisoner pleaded, That he bought them of another Man; but not being able to produce the Person he bought them of, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
Margaret Fowler depos'd, That the Prisoner, and John Leveret , being at play at Skettles in Hasleden's Yard, and the Fowls coming in, they drove them into Hasleden's Cellar, and that she wrung their Necks, and hung them up, but could not say what became of them afterwards. But there being no proof that the Prisoner had any part of them, and some Neighbours giving him an honest Character he was acquitted .
George Thomas , of Eling , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods , the Property of Henry Faulkner , the 29th of September last. The Fact being clearly prov'd upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 4 s. 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had been her Lodger, and took the Goods and pawn'd them. The Fact being fully prov'd on the Prisoner, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Eleanor Thaffey, alias Wood, alias Kerby , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Handkerchief and Apron, value 3 s. the Goods of Thomas Perry , the 25th of September last. But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove the Fact upon the Prisoner, she was acquitted .
John Webb , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Holland Shirt, value 10 s. the Property of Thomas Alcroft , the 9th of this Instant October . The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor being a Coachman had put his Coat into the Coach, and that the Prisoner was seen to take it out of the Coach and go away with it; and that it was found where he had pawn'd it, and the Prisoner was apprehended the next day, coming to pawn some other things. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Joseph Cornelius , of Christ-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloth Coat and Waistcoat, value 6 s. the Goods of Michael Sumner , the 17th of September last. The Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Susannah Carpenter, alias Green, alias Denton , and Christopher Green , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Watch, Value 4 l. the Property of James Hughes , the 6th of this Instant October ; but there being no Evidence against the Prisoners, they were acquitted .
William Williams , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Shifts, six Mobs, and divers other wearing Apparel , the Goods of Durance Tyrach , the 11th of September last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That she having come from Hampstead , hired the Prisoner to carry her Box of Clothes to Tower-Hill; that coming into Lombard-Street , he gave her the drop, and went away with the Box and Clothes. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony.
Charles Miles , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Stays, Value 20 s. and other Goods , the Property of Joseph Hatton , the 25th of August last. The Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
Francis Richmond , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing four linen Clouts, a Punch Bowl, and divers other Goods , the Property of Richard Holmes , the 13th of this Instant October.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner got over the Prosecutor's Garden Wall, went into an Out-House, and stole the Goods. That the Prosecutor being alarm'd by the barking of a Dog, got up, saw the Prisoner and another in his Garden, and pursuing them, apprehended the Prisoner in an adjacent Field; but his Accomplice made his Escape. The Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony.
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Lodger in the Prosecutor's House, and carried away the Goods, and pawned them. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty .
Francis Dorigny , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Francis Perry , in the Night-time, and feloniously stealing 4 Sheets, value 25 s. a Yard of Muslin , two pair of Stockings, and other Goods, two Guineas, and a half Guinea , the 19th of June last.
The stealing of the Goods, &c. was prov'd upon the Prisoner by his own Confession to the Prosecutor and Edward Stopforth , who went to him in New-Prison; whereupon the Jury brought him in guilty of a single Felony; but there not being sufficient Proof of the Burglary, of that they acquitted him .
James Dowdy , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon , the Property of Christopher Sutton , the 8th of April last; but no Body appearing against the Prisoner, he was acquitted .
It appear'd by the Evidence, that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop to buy a pair of Stockings, and took an Opportunity to put a pair into her Coat that was pinn'd up. That being tax'd with the Stockings, she deny'd the having them; but being search'd, the Stockings were found upon her. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was his Journeyman , and being inform'd that the Prisoner had been seen to put a Parcel of Thread in his Pocket, he being search'd, the Thread was found upon him; that upon Examination, the Prisoner had own'd his taking the Thread from his Master several times, but this the Prisoner deny'd at the Bar; but the small Parcel that was found in his Pocket being a full proof of that Fact, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was walking in Fleet-street , a Person ask'd him, if he had lost Nothing; that feeling in his Pocket, he miss'd his Handkerchief; whereupon the said Person told him he saw the Prisoner take the Handkerchief out of his Pocket; upon which he was immediately apprehended, and the Handkerchief was found in his Pocket. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Thomas Jones and William Edgington , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting John Taylor on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 6 s. five Shillings in Money, and four-pence half-penny , the 19th of September last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was passing in Drury-Lane , between 10 and 11 o' clock at Night, of the Day laid in the Indictment, he was met by the Prisoners, and Edgington coming by the side of him, gave him a very great Blow on the Face, and set his Nose on bleeding, so that the Blood ran into his Mouth, and afterwards knock'd him down. That while he was on the Ground, Jones took his Hat, and Edgington took the Money out of his Pocket, and then both got away; but the next Morning he got Edgington apprehended, he having some Knowledge of him, having
- Allen depos'd, That the Prosecutor was brought to his House about 12 a Clock, by a Watchman, all dirty and bloody; and the next Morning he told two Men that lay in the House, that he had been knock'd down by one Shock, (Edgington,) and that his Pocket had been pick'd. That thereupon he went before a Justice of the Peace and made Oath of it, and describing the Persons, they were afterwards apprehended.
The Prisoners calling some Evidence, who depos'd, That the Prisoners came home to their Lodgings at about a quarter of an hour after nine a clock, went up stairs, and they believed, went to bed, and did not go out again that Night; the Proof of the Fact resting solely on the Evidence of the Prosecutor, who might possibly be mistaken in the Fright, and the Prisoner's Evidence interfering with the Evidence of the Prosecutor, they were both acquitted .
David Hall , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for assaulting John Hart in a certain Field or open Place near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Coat, Waistcoat, Hat, Peruke, Sword and Neckcloth , the 10th of October last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had been playing at Whisk, and had lost his Money, and was much in Liquor, and going home two Men came to him, of which the Prisoner was one, pretending to conduct him home the best way, and carried him into a Publick House or two, and afterwards they carried him to the Ducking-Pond, near the London-Spaw , and they ask'd him to change Clothes; which he could not say but he might consent to, being in Liquor, and supposing it to be a Frolick; that they took off his Coat and Waistcoat, and Hat, and Sword, and put a Handkerchief before his Face to blind him, and were going to pull off his Shirt, having pull'd off his Stock; upon which, he seeing that they took all his Clothes from him and gave him no other, having taken his Hat, Wig and Sword, he cry'd out, and some Persons came to his Assistance. That this was about One of the clock in the Morning.
James Whitmore depos'd, That he saw the Prosecutor at Saffron-Hill, very much in Liquor, and the Prisoners with him; and the Prosecutor said to them, Gentlemen, I beg of you let me go home, I am much in Liquor. And one of them reply'd, Sir, we have got a clever Girl for you near Hockley in the Hole. And he dogg'd them, to see what they would do with the Gentleman, he suspecting them; and they went by Mr. Cross's Brew-house, and turn'd towards Black Mary's Hole , and went towards the House of one Colchester. And he heard them coaxing the Prosecutor; and one of them said, Sir, let me buss you. That thinking they were Molleys, he still dogg'd them. That meeting with a Watchman, he inform'd him, and they went towards them, the Gentleman beginning to cry out; and they perceiving the Watchman and himself coming towards them, they ran away. That the Prisoner fell down, and the Clothes were taken up near the Place where he was, and he was apprehended, but he could not say which of the two had the Clothes; but the other ran up the Hill, and got clear off, carrying with him the Gentleman's Sword.
John Betts the Watchman confirm'd the latter part of the former Evidence; that the former Evidence would have had him put out his Light, but he said he could not answer that; but he putting his Lanthorn under his Great Coat, that the Light might not be seen, made towards the Prisoner, and apprehended him, as has been before deposed.
But it not appearing the Prosecutor was put in Fear, which is necessary to make it a Robbery on the Highway, and his owning his tacit Consent to the changing Clothes, the Jury acquitted him.
William Vaughan , of the Parish of Hampton , was indicted for assaulting John Pegg on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Half Guinea, and 12 s. 6 d. in Silver , the 25th of September last.
John Pegg depos'd, That he was coming from Hampton Town the 25th of September last, between One and Two o'Clock in the Morning,
- Flat depos'd, That he was going along with the Prosecutor, and saw the Prisoner stand under the Pales going from Hampton Town to Hampton Court , and just as the Prosecutor came up to him, the Prisoner said, D-n you, Stand; and with a Stick knock'd him down, and took the Money out of his Pocket , and also struck at him, but he avoided the Blow, and having no Stick, or any thing to defend himself, ran away to get Assistance, and call'd the Lady De Lorrain's Footman; that describing the Person to have on a dark-colour'd Coat, and black Hair, and hearing there was a young Fellow of an ill Character that had been out that Night, he went in quest of him, and the next day about 12 o'clock saw him leaning over his Father's Pales, upon which he went to him, and laid hold of him, telling him he was not afraid of him now, tho' he was at 12 o'clock the last Night; but he getting into his Father's House, the Doors were shut, till an Officer being fetch'd, and threatning to break open the Door, it was at length opened, and the Prisoner apprehended.
John Price depos'd, That the former Evidence call'd him up, crying out Thieves, and Murther! and he and his Fellow-Servant got up and went with him to the Place, but found neither Prosecutor nor Prisoner there; and it being very dark did not see the Prosecutor's Hat, but hitting it with his Stick, took it up, and found also a great Stick there; and going to the Prosecutor's Lodgings at Hampton-Court , calling at his Window , telling him they were afraid he was murthered, he answered he was not, but was very much bruised. The Prosecutor would not be positive to the Prisoner, but the next Evidence was positive: but it appearing by several Evidences to be very dark, tho' he said there was a North Light; and that, altho' there were a a North Light, yet that Place was so shrouded from it with Trees, that they thought they could not know a Man by what Light was there, at that time.
The Prisoner was call'd upon to prove where he was at One or Two o'clock that Morning; but had the Misfortune to produce no Evidence. His Father appear'd; but own'd he went to Bed at 10 o'clock, and could not say his Son came home that Night, but found him very drunk in the Barn the next Morning at five of the clock. He added, that he was his Apprentice, (he being a Carpenter) follow'd his Business regularly, liv'd civilly, was very obedient and dutiful, and had never lien out of his House but one Night before. Several of his Neighbours depos'd, That they had never heard an ill Character of him, except that now and then he would drink a little too much. After a full Hearing of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted him.
Mary Stubbs, alias Tenant , of St. James's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shift, a Towel, some Remnants of Plad, and other Things of small value , the Goods of Dame Martha Johnson , the 8th of August last.
The Lady Johnson depos'd, That the Prisoner had been her Servant for about nine Years, and had always behav'd her self well, so that she had no Mistrust of her Dishonesty, having all along entrusted her with Things of value; but having occasion to go into the Country left her in her Lodgings in German-street , and hearing her Trunk had been carried out to a House in Knaves Acre , went to enquire after it, but was inform'd it was carried back to the Lodgings, where examining that Trunk, and other Boxes of the Prisoners, found the Things mentioned in the Indictment, and some others, which were produced in Court, and sworn to be hers by the Prosecutor; but they appear'd to be Things of a trifling Consideration. Some other Evidences were call'd, who confirm'd the finding of the Things in the Prisoner's Trunk, &c.
The Prisoner in her Defence said, That some of the Things were her own that she had brought out of the Country with her; and call'd several Persons to her Character, and who had often heard the Character her Lady the Prosecutor her self had given her, till the last of her coming away; and depos'd several Things which made it probable that the Difference might arise between the Prisoner and Prosecutor upon account of a pressing
William Trevor , of St. Martin's Ludgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Pair of Breeches, a Waistcoat, a Shirt, and other Goods, the Property of Francis Ledbury , and also a pair of Sheets, value 10 s. in the Dwelling-House of John Green , the 11th of September last.
Francis Ledbury depos'd, That he being Drawer at the Dog Tavern, on Ludgate-Hill , his Fellow-Servant telling him, he saw a Man come from the Stairs with a Bundle, and go out with it, that he ran up Stairs, found the Door broken open, and his Clothes, &c. gone; that the Prisoner being pursu'd, was taken at the Wind-Mill Alehouse , in Newgate-Market with the Goods. This was confirm'd by several other Evidences, and Joseph Bullwant was pretty positive that the Prisoner was the Person, that he had seen with a Bundle near the Stairs.
The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, That he being at the Tavern Door, in Company with three other Persons, a Person standing at the Tavern Door without a Hat, ask'd him, if he would earn a Shilling? To which he reply'd, He would; that he gave him the Bundle, bidding him carry it to the Wind-Mill Alehouse , and he himself would be there presently; to confirm this he call'd three Persons, Richard Jenkins , Richard Bolk , and - Steward , who all depos'd, That they had been in Swallow-street , near Grosvenor-Square , and coming together, as they came by the Dog Tavern, were buying some Ginger-Bread, and did see a Man in the Entry of the Dog Tavern, without a Hat, who did offer the Prisoner a Shilling, to carry a Bundle to the Wind-Mill Alehouse , and they went away and left him. The Prisoner likewise call'd several Persons to his Reputation. Upon the whole, the Jury acquitted him.
Benjamin Workman depos'd, That he seeing the Prisoner (who was employ'd as a Labourer in the Company's Warehouses ) go out of the Warehouse, between 11 and 12 o'Clock, where he was employ'd to remove Gunnies, &c. and walking in such a Manner, that he apprehended his Breeches were stuffed with something; that he follow'd him to an Alehouse in Token-House-Yard, and going up Stairs, he call'd to the Prisoner; but instead of coming to him, he went from him, that going to him, he saw him putting up his Breeches, and seeing something lie white, he took it up, and it was the Piece of Calicoe-wrapper, that was produc'd in Court.
The Prisoner did at the Bar deny his having taken the Piece of Wrapper, nor knew how it came to the place at the Alehouse, where Benjamin Workman found it; unless he brought it and throw'd it there himself, he owing him a Spite: He also pleaded, That it was a common Custom, and allow'd the Labourers in the Warehouse, to take now and then a Remnant of Wrappers, as a Perquisite. And added, that Mr. Workman himself had employed him, to carry out Wrappers for him; that it had been practised, and was allow'd to take the Quantity of a Couple of Yards, for an Apron, or Night-Cap, or so; but this Allowance being found to be abus'd, there had been an Order made to the contrary, by the Commissioners of Warehouses; which Order had been printed, and hung up in the Warehouses; but there never was any Allowance for the taking whole Peices, or such Quantities: And he added that it had been found out, that 30000 Yards had been lost to the Company, the last Sale. The Prisoner calling some Persons to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.
John Turner , the 10th of September last.
Susannah Turner , depos'd, That she rented a Garret in the Prisoner's Father's House; that while she was gone about her Business, the Plaister of the Wall was pulled down and the Lathing broken, and looking for her Money, and missing it, she suspected the Prisoner had taken it , that the Money was in the under Drawer of a Trunk, which was unlock'd; that the Prisoner being apprehended, own'd the taking of the Money, and that he had broken the Lathing and Plaistering, put in his Hand, and open'd the Lock, which was a Spring-lock; and that he down on his Knees, and beg'd for Mercy, promising her, that he would go to Work for Money, and pay her. The Prisoner's owning the taking of the Prosecutor's Money, was also confirm'd by John Cave the Constable who apprehended him. The Fact being plainly prov'd, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
Anne Palmer, alias Jenks , of Christ-Church , was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Stays, value 20 s. an Apron, value 6 d. a Handkerchief, a pair of Pockets, and other wearing Apparel; and also 8 l. 5 s. in Money, the Property of Samuel Russel , in the Dwelling-House of the said Samuel Russel , the 29th of May last.
Samuel Russel depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him on the 11th Day of May, and liv'd with him as a Servant till the 29th; at which time (he being Butler to the Cloth-Workers Company , and his Wife employ'd to keep the Hall in Order) were oblig'd both to attend at the Hall that Day, and leaving the Prisoner at home, and the Money in a Canvass Bag, lock'd up in a Closet, but the Key was left at home; that when they came home, they found the Prisoner was gone, and the Money missing; that when she was apprehended, an Apron, a Handkerchief, and a pair of Pockets of his Wife's were found upon her, and that she confess'd the taking of the Money.
Mary Russel depos'd to the same purpose, adding, That as to the Key of the Chest which was laid in the Chamber, she supposed her Husband had taken it with him, she not finding it; but as it did appear, the Prisoner had taken it, and concealed it, till she was gone out, and that the Prisoner when apprehended being examined concerning the Money, said, she had let a Sailor have 3 l. of it, and the rest was all gone, they not having the opportunity to find her from the 29th of May till the Day before Michaelmas Day.
Anne Cook depos'd, That she was left by the Prosecutor to look after the House in his Absence, which was a publick House, at the Sign of the Crown in George-Street, near Spittle-fields ; that the Prisoner went up Stairs under pretence to fetch some Linen out of the Closet to iron for the Children, and she thinking her to stay long, a Person coming in for a Pint of Drink, called her down to draw it, and going up Stairs, went to the Chest, and found it unlock'd, but going up a 2d time found it lock'd, and soon after the Prisoner went away, at about Three o'Clock in the Afternoon. The Fact being clearly proved, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death . But recommended her to His Majesty's Mercy .
John Waller depos'd, That he and Sarah Harper, had been Prisoners together in the County Goal of Surry , and that he had pass'd his Word to Mr. Perry, for upwards of 7 l. for her for Lodging Fees, and Bar Score; that afterwards, as he was going over a Stile near Newington , a Man knock'd him down, and the Prisoner Sarah Harper took his Wig, and said to the Man, Here is a Pen-Knife, G-d D-n him cut his Thoat, or he will hang us; but the Man reply'd, No, he would not, he had given him enough; but as to the Prisoner, Charles Knowles , he would not swear, he was the Man that knock'd him down, he did believe he was not the Man; but was positive that Sarah Harper, took his Wig, and that she had sworn aJohn Waller ) for robbing her of 6 s. 6 d. and a Green Purse, on the same Day that she had robb'd him; for which he had been try'd, and acquitted at Kingston . The Baron Thompson remembred this; and though the Prisoner Harris was a Person of but a bad Character, yet the Prosecutor's being worse, rendered himself Notorious, and he having Sworn Robberies upon several Persons (probably only for the reward) who were acquitted as Innocent, and had hang'd - Dalton: The Court thought no regard was to be given to his Evidence, and thereupon the Jury acquitted the Prisoners.
John Farren , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for the Murther of William Metcalf , by giving him one mortal Wound, with the Wheel of a Dray, on the left Thigh, near the left Knee, on the 30th of August last; of which Wound he languishing, liv'd till the 17th of September, and then dy'd .
He was indicted a second Time for the unlawful slaying the said William Metcalf.
Charles Cranwel depos'd, That he hearing a Noise in the Street, about 8 o'Clock at Night, the 30th of August, he went out and saw the Deceas'd lying with his Arm before the Wheel of the Dray, and his Thigh behind it; that he stopp'd the Prisoner, and he said, he did not see the Deceas'd; that he found the Deceased's Thigh was broke.
Francis Adams depos'd, That he was standing at his Door, he saw the Dray going along, and the Deceas'd near it, who being a Lame old Man, had a Stick, or Crutches, and fearing he would come by Mischief, call'd out to the Dray-Man to hold off; but he could not say whether he heard him or not, for he did not answer; nor could he say the Prisoner saw the Deceas'd, it being very Dark; and there being empty Barrels on the Dray, they made a Noise.
William Burgess depos'd, That he heard some Body cry out, stop the Dray; and saw the Deceas'd fall down, and heard a Crack, but could not say whether it was his Stick or the Bone; he did not know whether the Prisoner did hear the calling out, or not.
Mrs. Metcalf , the Deceas'd Widow, depos'd, That her Husband did several times declare, that he clapping his Stick to the Wheel of the Dray, the Stick broke, and his Lame Leg gave way, (he having a great Sore on his Leg, having been a Prize-Fighter) and so he fell under the Dray; that he did not charge the Prisoner with having been the Cause of his Misfortune; but several times pressed her, to get him out of Prison, upon his engaging to pay the Surgeon ; and said in Consideration of the loss of time, he sustain'd by his Imprisonment, and the Distress of his Family, when he was well (he expected to recover it) he said, if she did not get him out of Prison, he would go down into the Country, and get Money to make him some amends. This was confirm'd by Mary Dosey , and Mary Small . The Prisoner call'd several Persons, who gave him a good Character; and Mr. Rayner, his Master, gave him the Character of a careful Man in his Business, whereupon the Jury brought in their Verdict Chance Medley .
Esther Elwood , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Shirts, and other Linen, value 15 s. the Goods of William White , the 28th of September last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her guilty of the Indictment.
Henry Taplin , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Morey , in a Field or open Place near the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. a Perriwig, value 5 s. a Coat, value 5 s. a Waistcoat, value 2 s. a Shirt, value 5 s. the 14th of June, in the Year 1730 .
Thomas Morey depos'd, That on the 14th of June last was 12 Months, he having been in Little-Britain, was going to Shadwell, and being at White-Chapel Church, heard the Clock strike ten (at Night) that going cross the Tom-Turd-Field , a Man stood, seeming to be making Water; that the Man asking him, what was a Clock, he reply'd, Ten, and as he was crossing the Field, the Prisoner was about 8 or 10 Steps before him, and stopp'd him, saying, G-d D-n you, give me your Money; and as he was going to make Resistance, he put a Pistol within
The Prosecutor being ask'd if he was positive the Prisoner was the Person, he reply'd, he was positive that he was the very Man, that he knew him very well, and had been acquainted with him several Years. He being ask'd how it came about that since he knew him so well, and the Fact was committed so long ago, he had not taken him up before? He answer'd, That he had been out of the way, he had not seen him since, till lately, nor did he know where to find him.
The Prisoner deny'd the Fact; and in his defence call'd the following Evidences.
George Thornton depos'd, That the Prisoner came to him at Darking in Surrey, before the 10th of June in the Year 1730. and was never absent from thence long enough to come to London and commit that Robbery till the 11th of June 1731. and that he always behav'd himself very honestly.
Thomas Humphreys depos'd, That he work'd with him till the 3d of June 1730. and then went down to Darking to the former Evidence; and that he always bore an honest Character, and behav'd himself well in his Service.
Elizabeth Andrews depos'd, That she had employ'd the Prisoner, and entrusted him where were many Goods of Value; and had that good Opinion of him as to make no scraple of leaving her Drawers open, and yet never miss'd any thing; and that he always bore an honest Character.
The following Persons were also call'd to the Character of the Prosecutor.
Thomas Dagg depos'd, That the Prosecutor had work'd and lodg'd with him, and used to take Money for Work which he had not done; stole a Candlestick; and changed his Shirt for a Bricklayer's that was better.
David Rule depos'd, That he had known the Prosecutor very well, for twenty Years; that he had kept a Publick House at Gesport , which was a Bawdy-House ; that he always bore a bad Character; no Man ever had a worse; that he was a vile, blasphemous, desperate Fellow.
After a full Hearing of the Evidence, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
Ann Barnes , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shift, value 8 s. a Suit of Headclothes, value 5 s. a Pair of Thread Stockings, value 2 s. a Handkerchief and a Comb, value 8 d. the Goods of John Davenport , the first of August last.
Rebecca Davenport depos'd, That the Prisoner had been her Servant for six Months, and having been gone away, came and desired that she might be with her till she get a Place; that her Husband having met with Misfortunes, was obliged to go into the Army; that she being sent for, went to him, leaving her at her Lodgings, and staying about five Weeks, at her Return, the Prisoner had made away with all her Goods, had left her but one Shift, and her Husband but one Shirt, and was gone away, and she did not find her under five or six Weeks after. That when she found her, in Thieving-Lane , she had her Stockings upon her Legs, and her Handkerchief in her Pocket.
The Prisoner in her Defence pleaded, That her Master and Mistress had run away from her and left her, and ow'd her Wages, and had left her nothing to subsist on; that she was obliged to make use of something to keep her from starving. And call'd the following Evidences.
Olid Simonds depos'd, That she had known the Prisoner a great many Years; she had liv'd with her, and she had entrusted her with Things of great value, and always found her
Eleanor Mason depos'd, That she lived in a creditable Service, and having occasion to go into Staffordshire , the Prisoner was hired to supply her Place while she was gone, and she gave very good Satisfaction in the Family, and behaved her self very well and honestly, and had a very good Character at this Evidence's Return.
Eleanor Barnes depos'd, That she was Sister to the Prisoner; that hearing she was in the Prosecutor's Service, she went to enquire after the Prosecutrix in the Minories, where she liv'd, and found that the Prosecutrix had a very bad Character. That the Neighbours told her, if she did not get her Sister away she would be ruined. That the Prosecutrix had lived sometimes with one Man, and sometimes with another. And they said that perhaps when her Sister came to ask for her Wages, she would swear a Robbery against her.
After a full Hearing of the Matter, the Jury acquitted her.
Richard Saunders , of St. John the Evangelist , was indicted for a Misdemeanour in unlawfully taking and bearing away a promisory Note of one Thomas Lee , to pay to Edgerton Yeates the Sum of 3 l. 5 s.
Edgerton Yeates depos'd, That Saunders pretending to be an Attorney, and he having several small Debts owing to him, he had undertaken to get them for him; for which he was to have 5 s. in the Pound. But he having a Note for 3 l. 5 s. which he was going to cut out of a Book in which it was written, in order to receive it himself, while he went to fetch a Knife, Saunders took it out, and tho' he demanded it of him several times, he would not give it him.
But this not seeming to be proper to be determined in this Court, the Cause was dismissed, and the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
Benjamin Beddoe was indicted, for that upon the Trial of Theophilus Cooling , for stealing a Velvet Seat of a Chair, last February Sessions, he not charging Cooling with stealing; he being ask'd by the Court how it came to pass that the Prisoner was committed and indicted, if he and his Partner, being the Prosecutors, did not charge him with stealing the Seat? He answer'd, That Cooling was committed, before they came to Justice Gifford's, when it did appear by the Examination (that Justice Gifford being then upon the Bench, desired might be read in Court) that Benjamin Beddoe and his Partner were present at the Commitment of the Prisoner, and did charge him with stealing the Seat. But the Evidence of the Fact not being sufficient to convict the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Sherard, alias Binns, alias Richardson , was indicted for feloniously marrying a second Husband, James Richardson ; her first Husband, Richard Binns , being alive . To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .
James Lewis , was indicted for Counterfeiting, Forging, and Uttering, a certain Writing, call'd a Letter of Attorney, for receiving the Wages due to one George Smith , in the Ship Forwick , belonging to the Honourable East-India Company.
It did appear upon opening the Cause, that the said George Smith ow'd him the Sum of 15 Guineas, taking of him a Letter of Atney for receiving his said Wages. It was also said, that Mr. Joseph Wass had also a Letter of Attorney Posterior to that of Mr. Lewis's; but there not being any legal Proof of Mr. Lewis's Letter of Attorney being Forg'd, the Court order'd the Cause to be dismiss'd without the Defendant's calling any Evidences, and the Jury acquitted him accordingly.
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