Wednesday the 8th, Thursday the 9th, Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th, and Monday the 13th of December 1731, in the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
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The King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey; for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex;
On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 13th of December 1731, in the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
BEFORE the Right Honourable FRANCIS CHILD , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Honourable Mr. Justice Page; the Honourable Mr. Baron Cummins ; 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.
William Jones , of St. Brides , was indicted for stealing a Tea Kettle, value 4 s. 6 d. the Goods of Charles Walker , the 4th of November last. But the Evidence not fixing the Fact on the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
Susan Bean and Christian Smith , 2 Girls , of St. Dunstan's in the West , were indicted for stealing (with Rebecca Cockburn not yet taken) a Gilt Metal Watch, value 5 l. and 3 Silver Snuff Boxes, value 5 l. the Goods of George Markham , the 17th of November last.
Anne Markham . I miss'd my Goods out of a Shew Glass at the Shop Window, and about a Week afterwards, Elizabeth Willoughby , a Girl, came and told me, that she and Rebecca Cockburn , and the two Prisoners, stole them; on her Information the Prisoners were apprehended.
Elizabeth Willoughby . When I was a little Creature, I was put out Apprentice by the Parish to a Woman in the Mint, that sells Fish and Pork, and Butter and Eggs, &c. and so one Night I ran away from my Mistress, and coming into Gracechurch-street, who should I meet but Sue Bean , Chrissy Smith , and Beck Cockburn ; and so says Save , Lord! Bess Willoughby ! where are ye going? Why, I don't know, says I, why then go along with us ye little Bitch, and so I e'en went with them till we came as far as Mr. Markham'sSue Bean went over and lifted up the Shew Glass, and took out the Watch, and then Beck Cockburn went and got the Snuff Boxes, and so away we went to White-Chapel, and there we found Ballad-singing Jack, and he took us to Rag-Fair to sell the Things. He offer'd them first to Sarah Whitlow , but she had no ready Money to buy them, and we did not care to trust. We went to another Pawnbroker, but she was a Bed, and would not get up. Then we went to Mrs. Radford's for a Lodging, but she would not let us lye there, and so we came away again. Then Jack says, I'll go and see if Radford will buy the Things, but do you stand at a Distance, for, if she sees you, she won't meddle with them. Well, Sir, says we to Jack, do you go by your self, and make as good a Bargain as you can. So away goes Jack, and by and by he comes again, and tells us she would give 2 Guineas and a half. Well, Sir, says we, take the Money if you can get no more, and so he goes again and brings us the Money; and now, says he, you ought to give me the odd half Guinea for my Pains: No, Sir, says we, you are a little too hard with us then, we think 6 s. is pretty well; so we gave him 6 s. and went to share the rest among our selves, but could not agree about it. Whereof , says Jack, don't make a Noise here, but go by your selves and share the Money, except you'll go with me to my Lodgings in Kent-street, and there I'll make a Fire with a whole Peck of Coals and a Faggot. No, Sir, says I, we thank you for your Love, but I don't care to venture on that side of the Water, for fear of meeting with my Mistress; and so we left Jack, and went to a Tavern Door to divide the Money, and there we quarrelled about it; whereof I went to Mrs. Markham some time after , and inform'd her of the whole; and she went to Mrs. Radford's to search for the Goods, but could not find them. There being no Evidence to affect the Prisoners but that of Bess Willoughby the Jury acquitted 'em.
John Stockwell , a Butcher , of St. Peter's, Cornhall , was indicted for stealing 300 Weight of Beef-Suet , the Goods of his Mistress, Alice Bennet , the 19th of November last . And the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty .
Henry Clark depos'd, That I met the Prisoner on the Sunday Night in Lime-street ; my Dear, says she, won't you make me a Present? Why, I don't care if I do, says I, and so I made her a Present of 3 d. and as we stood talking together a little friendly, I catched her Hand in my Pocket, and presently I miss'd a Guinea and a half, and 18 d. and this Hatband. I found the Hatband upon her, but none of the Money, and so I called a Constable , and not thinking it proper to charge her with the Money, I only indicted her for the Hatband. The Prisoner said before the Justice, that she was wrongfully accused of the Guinea and half, but the 18 d. she knew of; the Jury acquitted her.
Peter Bell , a Boy , of St. Mildred's, Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing from Sarah Bartlet two Guineas and a half, and 16 s. the Money of her Husband , Robert Bartlet , the 24th of November last .
It appear'd that the Boy cut her Pocket, and the Money fell out; but there being no Proof that he took any of it, the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Hawkins , of St. Bartholomew the Less , was indicted for stealing a Pearl Trunk, value 20 s. 2 Tea Spoons, 6 China Cups and Saucers, 1 Muslin, 2 Silk, and 3 Cambrick Handkerchiefs, 1 Muslin Apron, and 12 s. the Goods and Money of Jemima Pemmell , the 14th of November last.
The Prosecutor was a Sister in Long's Ward in St. Bartholomew's Hospital . The Trunk (with the other Goods in it) stood in a Closet where a Patient lay. The Prisoner was a Helper in the same place, and took an opportunity on the Sunday Night to carry off the Trunk, which was found in her Possession next Morning; the Jury found her Guilty .
Thomas Lugroof , of Sunbury , was indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for feloniously slaying William Hooper , by Beating, bruising, and casting him Headlong down a Cellar, by which Fall he received one mortal Fracture in the crown of his Head , of the Length of six Inches, and Depth of half an Inch, of which he instantly died , the 20th of October last.
The Prisoner and the Deceased (both Bargemen ) were wrestling together (not in Malice, but only to try their Strength) at the Magpye in Sunbury , and they both fell down the Cellar Stairs, the Prisoner first, and the Deceased over him, by which Fall the Deceased struck his Head against a Butt of Beer, and fractured his Scull, and died immediately. The Jury brought in their Verdict accidental Death .
William Whitnell . I help'd Mr. Wayman on his Horse at the Bell at Kilburn , about Four o'Clock on Sunday Morning, he was Drunk, and he paid his Reckoning a little before, and I saw him have a Green Purse with Gold in it.
John Rush . I and two more found Mr. Wayman lying in the Road about a Mile from Kilburn , he was black in the Face, and stone Dead; we searched his Pockets, and found his Watch ('twas then past 6 o'Clock) and 2 s. but no Purse, nor Gold.
Joseph Edwards . The Prisoner was committed to New-Prison on Suspicion of murdering and robbing Mr. Wayman. I saw him there, and he said he was innocent of the Murder, but own'd he took the Money, which was 5 l. 2 s. 6 d. and threw the Purse away for fear it should betray him. Was he Dead, says I; no, says he, for he rattled in the Throat, and I thought I might as well take the Money as leave it for another.
Thomas Finch . Going from London on Sunday Morning, I met the Prisoner at Hounslow-Whelm , beyond Paddington-Hill, between Five and Six; and two or three Miles farther I found the Deceased lying in the Road. When the Prisoner was before the Justice, he at first deny'd that he met me, but afterwards confess'd it, and that he found the Deceased on the Road. I ask'd if he was Dead, he said, no, he guggled in the Throat ; and how, says I, could you leave your Fellow-Dumb-Creature in that Condition ? He made no answer to that, but said he found the Purse 2 or 3 Yards from the Deceased; and taking out the Money, threw the Purse on the Dunghill; I went with him to the Dunghill , and found it.
Prisoner. As I was coming from Stanmore towards London, I found the Deceased lying in the Road, I thought he was only Drunk, but raising him up, I found he was Dead, and going a few Yards further, I kick'd a Purse before me; I took it up, and emptied it, and then threw it on the Dunghill; the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.
The Prosecutors having lost several Quantities of Cloth, suspected the Prisoner, who was Servant to a Cloth-worker , and frequently came to their Shop to fetch Cloth to be dress'd. They set a Man in a private place to watch, and he saw the Prisoner take 5 Yards of superfine Broad Cloth, wrapt it up in his Bundle, and carry it out, but did not let him go far before he oblig'd him to come back to the Shop, when the Goods were found upon him. He begged hard for pardon, and protected it was the first Crime that he had been Guilty of; but being strictly examined, he at last confess'd that he had taken several Parcels before that time, and sold them to - Wynn, a Piece-broker, behind St. Clement's, where they were found. The Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Joshua Carr , in the House of Michael Gibbons , on the 25th of November last.
The Prosecutor and Prisoner lay together. The Prosecutor's Watch was in his Pocket when he went to Bed; when he waked in the Morning his Watch and the Prisoner were both gone. The Prisoner in his Defence said, he won it at Cards of the Prosecutor; but bringing no Proof of it, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
John Jones , a Watchman. I saw the Prisoner, and William Green, about One in the Morning coming up Surrey Stairs in the Strand, with Sheet-Lead on their Backs; he seiz'd the Prisoner, and Green ran away. A large Quantity of Lead was found in a Boat at the Bottom of the Stairs. The Boat belong'd to William Manister of Hammersmith , who had left it that Night at the Strand-Bridge, from whence it was stolen. The Lead was taken from the Duke of Athol's House ; but there not being sufficient Proof that the Prisoner was the Man who took it, the Jury acquitted him.
The Prisoner was Nurse at the Prosecutor's House (the Feathers in Drury Lane ) and had carry'd the Spoons to pawn. She said in her Defence, that her Mistress being drunk, sent her to pawn 'em; that her Mistress keeps a Bawdy-House, and would have had her to have gone up to Gentlemen to earn a Guinea, and because she refused, her Mistress swore, D - n her Soul, she would prosecute her. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Fothergill , alias Fothergan , of Fulham , was indicted for privately stealing 8 Razors, value 8 Shillings, 5 Shirts, and other things, the Goods of Thomas Mantle , in the Stable of Thomas Crofts , on the 30th of November last. The Fact being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
John Hargrove and George Carr , of St. Margaret's Westminster , were indicted for stealing 4 Saddles and 4 Bridles , the Goods of John Bates , on the 10th of October last; but the Evidence being insufficient, they were acquitted .
William Garret , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 24 Pounds of Old Rags, value 18 d. and 50 Pounds of Old Iron, value 2 s. the Goods of Thomas Batt , on the 1st of this instant December ; which being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Patrick Nowland , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing 4 Bed Curtains, 2 Window Curtains, 3 Sheets, 1 Table-cloth, 1 Cloth Coat, 1 Cloak, 3 Gowns, 1 Petticoat, and other Things, the Goods of Frederick Caran , in the House of Michael Carny , on the 1st of October last.
The Prosecutor's Lodgings were robb'd, and the Goods found in the Prisoner's House (in Mill-Yard, Rosemary-Lane;) but for want of sufficient Evidence that he stole them, the Jury acquitted him.
Mary Crab , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for stealing a Sauce-pan, a Box-Iron, a Plate, 2 Sheets, and other Things, the Goods of Sarah Colly , in a Room let to her for a Lodging , by the said Sarah Colly , on the 2d of this Instant December . The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
Charles Askew , of Christ's Church , was indicted for stealing 22 Yards of Irish Linen, value 30 s. the Goods of Thomas Hitchingman and William Moss , on the 15th of November last. The Evidence being plain, the Jury found him guilty .
Mary Brooks , and Ann Walford , of St. Brides , were indicted for stealing 2 Moidores, 1 Broad-Piece, and 19 s. the Money of Margaret Keys , in the House of Katharine Windham , on the 17th of October last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found Mary Brooks guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. and acquitted
Edward Templeman , of St. Mildred's Poultry , was indicted for privately stealing a Handkerchief, value 12 d. from James Deacon , on the 9th of November last; which being fully prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Francis Hitchcock , alias Whitaker , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for the Murder of Daniel Hickson , by beating and bruising him, so that of the Blows and Bruises he instantly died , on the 26th of October last. He was a second time indicted on the Coroner's Inquisition for the said Murder.
Elizabeth Carter . I saw the first and the last Blow. There were but two Blows in all, and the Prisoner gave them both. The second Blow was on the left Breast of the Deceased, on receiving which he fell down dead.
Nathaniel Edwards The Prisoner was sitting on his Coach-Box in Cornhill, his Coach standing in Rank as usual, when the Deceased came along driving a Whitster's Cart with Linen in it. He could not pass without crossing the Way, and in crossing his Cart-Wheel accidentally brush'd against the hind Wheel of the Prisoner's Coach. The Prisoner damn'd him, came off the Coach-box, and, without any Provocation, struck him three or four Blows, with the last of which he knock'd him down, and he stirred no more.
George Davis . The Prisoner was sitting on his Coach-box, when the Deceased, with his Cart, cross'd the Way behind him, betwixt his Coach and another, and in passing the Cart Wheel brush'd the hind Wheel of the Prisoner's Coach. The Prisoner came down in a violent Passion, and damning the Deceased, asked him what he meant by it, and struck him 3 or 4 Blows. The Deceas'd held up his Hands, trembling, as if to guard himself, but without once offering to strike the Prisoner, and then turning up the white of his Eyes fell down dead.
John Hatch . The Wheel of the Deceased's Cart, in crossing the Street, brush'd the Wheel of the Prisoner's Coach. The Prisoner got off his Coach-box, and struck the Deceased 3 or 4 Blows. The Deceased held up his Hands to save himself, but did not strike one Blow. The Street was pretty clear, and I saw the whole Transaction.
Mr. Middleton, Surgeon. At the Desire of some Persons, I open'd the Deceased's Head to see if there was any sign of his receiving his Death by the Fall; but found nothing like it, not the least Mark to give a Suspicion; but on opening the Breast, I found several Contusions in the Thorax, a large Quantity of coagulated Blood, and a great many Vessels broke, which I believe were the Cause of his Death.
Prisoner. I had no Malice against the Deceas'd, for I never saw him before. I thought he had broke the Wheel of my Coach; I came down and ask'd him the Reason of it. He gave me gross Language, and struck me first. I drew back, and he follow'd me, and then I made a Stand and struck him again.
George Benskin . In crossing the Way, the Cart Wheel hitch'd in, and jamm'd against the Coach-Wheel, and gave it a sort of a Jerk. I saw the Deceased strike, as well as the Prisoner, but don't know how often, or which struck first. But since the Accident, as I was drinking with the Deceased's Brother, he asked me if I would swear that the Deceased struck the Prisoner? I said, Yes; and upon that he gave me a Slap o' the Face.
Mr. Hoper. As I was standing at my own Door, I saw the Deceased strike the Prisoner several Blows with as much Vehemence as ever I saw in my Life. The Prisoner retreated, and I thought the Deceased would have been too hard for him, till the last Blow was given, and the Deceased fell over the Channel.
William Evans , a Hackney Coachman. I stood in Rank and let the Deceased through betwixt me and the Prisoner. As the Deceased turn'd his Cart, the Wheel run against the Prisoner's Coach Wheel. Upon which, the Prisoner got off his Box, and the Deceased came up to him, and struck him first , and several Blows follow'd on both Sides. The Jury found him guilty of Manslaughter only.
John Rouse , alias Drouse , of St. Mary Hill , was indicted for stealing 3 Pounds of Tobacco , the Goods of Persons unknown, on the 23d of November last; which being plainly proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
The Prisoner Bird came to the Shop of the Prosecutor (a Pastry-Cook ) about 6 at Night, and order'd eighteen pennyworth of Pies to be sent to the Bell-Savage Inn on Ludgate-Hill, with Change for half a Guinea. James Grant , the Prosecutor's Boy, was sent with the Pies, without the Change, as supposing he might get Change at the Inn. He went to the Tap-house at the Inn, but found no body there that sent for the Pies. As he was returning, he met Coventry, the other Prisoner, under the Gate-way, My Lad, says Coventry, have ye brought the Pies? Yes, Sir, says the Boy, but I can find no body that wants 'em. O! says Coventry, you went to the wrong Place; they should go to that House (pointing to a House in the Inn-Yard) but have you brought Change? No, says the Boy, I thought I could get Change at the Inn. Then I can't pay for the Pics, says Coventry, for I have been at every House hereabouts for Change, but can't get it, and therefore you must go back again, and fetch some. The Boy went home again, and related what had pass'd between him and Coventry. The Family in the House Coventry pointed to were Customers to the Prosecutor, which gave the less Suspicion, and the Boy was sent again with Change, but with a Caution, however, not to deliver the Change, or Pies, till he had the half Guinea. In returning he met the Prisoner Bird; What, says she, han't ye carried the Pies yet? No, says he, I have been back for Change. Well, says she, give me the Pies, and I'll take care of 'em. He was unwilling to part with 'em, but she got 'em from him, and presently up comes Coventry, and ask'd him for the Change. You shall have it, says the Boy , but give me the half Guinea first; upon which Coventry fumbled in his Pocket a little, and then suddenly gave the Boy a Punch on his Breast, snatch'd the Money out of his Hand, and ran away. The Boy then kept close to the Woman, who led him thro' several Streets, under Pretence of looking for the Man, till thinking she had an Opportunity to escape, she threw down the Pies in Gillspur-street , and said, Now catch me if you can. He cry'd out, Stop Thief! and she was taken. The Jury found them guilty .
Joseph Paterson , alias Paternoster , and Joseph Darvan , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing 7 Linen Waistcoats, value 10 l. the Goods of our Sovereign Lord the King ; and a Linen Petticoat, the Goods of Mary Lamb , in the House of our Sovereign Lord the King, the 19th of November last.
Ann Smith . The Goods mentioned in the Indictment were left from a Ground-Room in his Majesty's Laundry at St. James's . We suppose they were taken out at the Window, because the Sash was lifted up. They were afterwards taken on the Prisoners. I know these Waistcoats to be the same, here is the Mark G. R . under a Crown.
Daniel Blunt . I belong to Surrey County-Goal. Mary Callicant , alias Nowland, was apprehended (for offering to sell some Goods that were stolen from Mr. Northook) and committed to our Goal. And hoping to be made an Evidence, she gave me Information of the Prisoners. 'Go, says she, to the Three Cranes ' in Castle-Lane , Westminster, and enquire ' where Mrs. Ram lives, Paternoster and Darvan ' lodge up one pair of Stairs in her ' House. If you don't find 'em there, go to ' the Horse-shoe behind Green's Free-school, and ' if you miss of 'em there too, desire the People ' of the House to tell you where Mr. ' Morris the Shoe-maker lives, for they often ' meet at his House. Paternoster is a young ' Man with a bald Head, he wears a fair ' Wig, an out-side light Drab Coat, with a ' great Cape, his under Clothes are Snuff-colour, ' and sometimes blue Grey turn'd up ' with Black, a Silver Watch with a Crimson ' String. Darvan is a young Lad near 19 ' Years of Age, pretty well set, wears a light ' Wig, a new Hat with a Silver Loop and ' Button, a blue grey Coat, and a work'd ' Waistcoat; and sometimes an olive-colour'd ' Suit. Each of 'em wears a small Diamond-Ring.' I took these Directions in Writing,James Ogilby with me, and went to Mrs. Ram's in the Morning, and asking her if her Lodgers were within, went directly up Stairs, push'd open the Chamber-Door, and found 'em in Bed. We secur'd 'em, and then search'd the Room. Their Hats, Wigs, Clothes, Watches and Rings, and their Persons, answer'd Callicant's Description; and yet with horrible Oaths and Imprecations they protected at first that they never knew nor heard of such a Woman as Callicant; but afterwards confess'd that they were acquainted with her. In the Drawers we found these 7 Holland Waistcoats, mark'd G R, with a Crown at top. One of the Crowns is partly pick'd out; above 20 Pair of Stockings, Mens and Womens, Silk, Thread and Worsted; some Womens Linen, and several other Sorts of Goods. I examin'd how they came by them. They said they bought the Mens Apparel for their own wearing, and the Womens Clothes were their Wives.
Edmund Cook , Constable. I saw the same Goods taken in the Prisoner's Room, and among them these Wires roll'd up thus. They are about 3 or 4 Foot long, when pull'd out, and there's a Hook at one End. They seem very proper to draw Goods out at a Window when they lie too far within a Room to be reach'd by the Hand only.
Mary Ram . I live in Castle-Lane, (some call it Cabbage-Lane) in Westminster. The Prisoners were my Lodgers; they were recommended to me by Mr. Morris the Shoe-maker, who said they were Gentlemen's Sons, and had 700 l. left 'em by their Godmothers. They kept pretty good Hours. But one Night they came home about 6, went up with a Candle, lock'd the Door, staid about half an Hour, went out again with the Key, and return'd between 2 and 3 in the Morning. I was a Bed when they came, and they wanted to light a Candle, but I huff'd 'em for staying out so late, and so they went to Bed in the dark. I ask'd 'em one day what they did with those Wives , and they said they went a fishing with them .
Prisoner, J. Darvan. We don't deny that the Goods were found in our Room, but that we brought 'em there. Mrs. Ram could open the Door without our Key. I came home one Night about 9 a Clock, and found the Room washed. I asked her how she got in when we had the Key? She said she open'd the Door with her own Key.
Prisoners. Did we deny you the Key?
The Jury found them guilty to the value of 39 s.
Joseph Paterson , alias Peterson, alias Paternoster , and Joseph Darvan , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were a second time indicted for stealing 3 Suits of Laced Headclothes, 2 Cambrick Heads and Ruffles, 2 Muslin Hoods, 7 Mobs, several Handkerchiefs, and other Things, the Goods of Ann Sheppard , in the House of Elizabeth Lingard , the 19th of November last.
Ann Sheppard . The Goods were left in the Kitchin Window in Mrs. Lingard's House. A Pane of Glass was taken out of the Window, and the Goods carried off, and I advertiz'd 'em, and Mr. Cook, the Constable, brought 'em to me.
Daniel Blunt . As we were searching the Prisoners Room (of which I gave some Account in the last Trial) I saw Paternoster have some wet Linen in his Hand, which he went to hide behind the Table. Who does that belong to? says I. Why, to my Wife, says he; these are her Headclothes. Your Wife! says I, (and took 'em from him) does your Wife wear such Linen as this? - This is the same Linen; here's 14 Pieces of 'em.
Paternoster. I was never married, and therefore could not say that the Linen was my Wife's.
The Jury found them guilty to the value of 39 s.
Louisa Thornwitz , [a Girl ] was indicted for stealing a Quilt, a Pair of Sheets, two Pewter Plates, and other Things, the Goods of William Tucker , in a Lodging let by him to the Prisoner, the 9th of November last. The Evidence being very plain, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.
Cornelia Thornwitz , [Mother of Louisa Thornwitz ] of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing 50 Yards of Damask , value 8 l. 6 Pieces of Damask, value 10 s. 6 Ells of Holland, and 2 Gowns, the Goods of Francis Astley , in his House , the 2d of November last. But the Evidence not fixing the Fact on the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted her.
Henry Shelton , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing 1 Gold Ring, 2 Silver Spoons, and other Things, the Goods of Isabel Sack , in the House of William Shield , the 20th of October last. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
John James , of Mary le Bone , was indicted for stealing a Portmanteau, with a Suit of Clothes, a Gown, 4 Shirts, 3 Cravats, a Peruke, and a Pair of Spatterdashes , the Goods of Robert Chapel , Esq ; the 23d of November last.
Mr. Chapel. I took a Place in the Oxford Coach at Uxbridge , and gave a Portmanteau to the Coachman, who put it behind. About Hillington , Mr. Lutwych look'd out of the Coach, and said, There's the One-ey'd Boy that has follow'd the Coach from Oxford. I think I have seen him try'd at Oxford. The Boy still follow'd , and coming into Town he got up behind. I look'd out several times, and saw him and the Portmanteau behind the Coach, but in Bondstreet I saw him running with the Portmanteau under his Arm. I call'd after him, bade the Coachman stop, and got out to pursue him, but he gave me the slip. On Thursday Night last he was taken in Lincolns-Inn Play-house, in attempting to pick the Pocket of Mr. Bulgress. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d.
James Daltman , of St. George's Bloomsbury , was indicted for assaulting Henry Burnell on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 1 Silver Medal, value 2 s. and 13 Shillings , the 2d of November last.
Henry Burnell . On Tuesday Evening, as I was going along Great Russel-Street, near Montague House , the Prisoner came up, clapt a Pistol to my Breast, and demanded my Money. I gave him about 16 s. and a Silver Medal . I am one of the Directors of the Hand-in-Hand Fire-Office, and every Director has such a Medal given him, on shewing of which to the Fire-men, they know his Authority, and readily observe his Orders. After I had given the Prisoner my Money, he demanded my Watch; which I not delivering readily, he stoop'd, and taking hold of the Chain, I seiz'd his Pistol-Hand; we struggled together; he got loose, and presented his Pistol, but it did not go off. I stepp'd back a little, and drew my Sword. He ran down Queen-street. I cry'd, Stop Thief! He was taken, and brought to an Ale-house, where the Medal and 13 Shillings was found upon him. It was Moon-light, and I took such Notice of the Person who robb'd me, that I am certain the Prisoner is the Man.
William Dolman , a Patten-maker. I was standing at Mr. Bell's (a Butcher) Shop, where a Boy came and said, Mr. Bell, there's somebody robbing a Gentleman under Montague House. I stept out with my Stick, and met the Prisoner running with a Pistol in one Hand, and a Hanger in t'other. He swore he wou'd drive me, if I did not keep off. But I struck at him with my Stick, and he at me with his Hanger, and then he made off. I pursu'd him, he struck at me again, I kick'd up his Heels, and then several others came in to my Assistance. We carry'd him to an Ale house, where he was search'd, and 13 Shillings and this Medal found upon him. A Pistol was brought thither by a Boy, who said he found it where the Prisoner fell. I asked the Prisoner
Broughill . I was at the Coach and Horses Alehouse in Bloomsbury, over-against Mr. Bell's, when the Boy came and said there was a Robbery. I went out, saw Mr. Dolman running after the Prisoner, and struck him. I follow'd close, and kick'd at the Prisoner's Heels as he turn'd a Corner. He was seiz'd, brought to the Alehouse, and some Money and a Medal found upon him.
George Hunt . I heard the Outcry, and pursued the Prisoner. He struck me with the flat side of his Hanger, and Mr. Dolman struck him, and made him reel; but he recover'd, and ran forward , till Mr. Dolman kick'd up his Heels, at which time he threw away his Pistol. We found upon him 13 s. this Medal, and this Bag of Gunpowder.
Israel Pain , a Chairman. I came in to their Assistance when I saw three of them down together.
- Holder. I live at the Hand and Heart over-against where the Robbery was committed. Two Boys gave the Alarm, upon which the Prisoner was pursued and taken.
The Prisoner ask'd some of the Witnesses if they had not said (since his Commitment) that they could not know him again if they saw him ? They answer'd, No. He then own'd that they found the Medal upon him, and said that he had no more to say. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Robert Nowland , of Christ-Church , was indicted, and Patrick Nowland (his Father) of the same Parish, was a 2d time indicted for breaking and entering the House of William Durant , in the Day-time, several Persons being therein, and taking from thence 3 Sheets, 3 Shirts, 15 Napkins, 7 Aprons, 1 Calamancoe Gown, 7 Silk Gown, 1 large Silver Spoon, 2 Tea Spoons, 1 Strainer, 1 pair of Silver Tongs, 1 Silver Thimble, 1 Silver Pen, 1 pair of Silver Buckles, 1 Tortoise-shell Snuff-Box, and 1 Gold Ring, the Goods of William Durant ; and 1 Silver Candlestick, value 5 l. the Goods of the Parishioners of Christ-Church , the 29th of October last .
William Durant . I am Sexton of Christ-Church , I live in the Vestry-House in Butcher-Hall-Lane , at the Back of the Church; and there's a way thro' to the Church. On the 29th of October, I attended at my Lord Mayor's Shew, and when I came Home I soon heard that my House had been robb'd. Next Day I went in quest of my Goods among the old Clothes Shops in Chick-Lane, and left a Description of what I had lost. Soon after I was sent for to Mr. Savages, where the Prisoner, Patrick Nowland , came to offer my Calamancoe Gown to Sale.
Sarah Hospital. I saw Patrick Nowland and another Man walking to and for in the Lane for two Hours, and afterwards I saw them come down the Stairs with a great Bundle. Patrick went up the Lane, and the other follow'd at a little Distance.
Susan Hains . I saw Patrick and another go into Christ-Church Vestry [the Prosecutor's House] as if they were going into the Church, but they came back again, and went up Stairs. Then the youngest of them came down and stood in the Door-way, and the other (which was Patrick) look'd out of the Window, and by and by he came down with a Bundle in his Hand, and went out, and the other follow'd.
Thomas Fench . The Prisoner Patrick came to my Master Savages in Chick-Lane, to fell some old Clothes, and there being some Things among 'em like what the Prosecutor had left Descriptions of, I sent for him while I detain'd the Prisoner, and he came and own'd some of them, and other People came afterwards and own'd the rest.
William Trevors . I heard the Prisoner Patrick crying old Clothes in Monmouth-street , and called to him, and sold him this Gown and other Things, which I and John Kelly , Thomas Kelly , and Francis Norris stole out of the Prosecutor's House.
Trevors. At the Prisoner Patrick's House.
It appear'd that Trevors was a most notorious Rogue, and belong'd to Patrick's Gang; and that last Sessions he was try'd for robbing the Dog Tavern in Newgate-street, when Patrick was an Evidence for him.
Patrick Nowland , of St. Andrew's Holborn , was a third time indicted for stealing a pair of Stays, a Sattin Gown, and a Linen Gown, the Goods of Anne Blague ; a Cloth Coat, the Goods of Joseph Knot ; and a pair of Calamancoe Shoes , the Goods of Mary Adderly , the 28th of October last.
Constable. These Shoes I found in the Prisoner's own Lodging, in Abel's Buildings in Rosemary-Lane.
Trevor. 'Tis very true, for I and my Partners stole them all, and sold them to the Prisoner.
But notwithstanding this, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
William Trevor , and Robert Nowland , alias Nowls , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of Thomas Gibson, in the Day time, no Person being therein, and stealing from thence a Cloth-Coat, value 3 l. a Pair of Breeches, a Waistcoat, a Pair of Stockings, 2 Shirts, a Table-Cloth, 2 Sheets, and 7 Guineas , the Goods and Money of Thomas Gibson , the 2d of November last.
At the Request of the Prisoners, the Witnesses for the Prosecutor were examined separately.
Thomas Gibson . On the 2d of November last, about 10 in the Morning, I lock'd my Room Door, and went from home. I return'd between 3 and 4 in the Afternoon, and found my Door wrench'd open, and my Goods gone. The Prisoner Trevor confess'd the Fact before the Justice.
Then Trevor's Confession was read in Court, in which he says, ' That John Kelly , ' Thomas Kelly , Francis Norris , and himself, ' broke open and robb'd a House in Pall-mall, ' one in St. Giles's, one opposite Stocks-Market, ' one at the Dog Tavern on Ludgate-Hill, ' for which he was try'd last Sessions, ' and acquitted; two in Thomas-Street, and ' one in a Lane in Newgate-Street, these three ' in one Day; one in Shoe-Lane, one in Drury-Lane , ' and one opposite to the back Door of St. ' Andrew's Church, in Holbourn'. This last is that for which he is now indicted.
Elizabeth Johnson . I lodge in Mr. Gibson's House. The outer Door opens into an Entry. I went out on the Day laid in the Indictment, a little after 3 in the Afternoon, and return'd a little after 4, when I found the Door open, the Entry dirty, and heard a Bustle above, when presently the Prisoner Nowland came down, and another, which I think was Trevor, follow'd him with a Bundle, he past by me so quick, that I had not leisure to take Notice of him, so that I cannot be positive that he was the Man; but Nowland stood at the Door with me, I believe, 5 Minutes. I ask'd him, Who that Man was that went out with the Bundle? I don't know who he is, says he, but he went up Stairs to a fat Man. And who do you want? says I. A young Woman, says he, her Name is Elizabeth - a - What d'ye call her? I can't think of her Name at present, but she lately married a Weaver. There's no such Person lives here, says I; and so he went away, and I went up one pair of Stairs, and saw Mr. Gibson's Door and his Drawers broke open.
- Cranwell , the Constable. I went with a Search Warrant to Patrick Nowland's House, in quest of Mr. Durant's Goods. There I met Trevor , and seeing a Bundle of Goods, I ask'd him, what it was? 'Tis a Bundle, says he, that I brought in just now. I soon after saw Mr. Gibson's Advertisement, and the Description agreed with that Bundle.
Thomas Kelly , and Francis Norris committed the Fact, and therefore I cannot be Guilty.
Trevor. I was promis'd to be made an Evidence when I gave in my Information, and therefore I think it's hard to be try'd for any Thing that I confess'd at that Time. The Jury found them both Guilty . Death .
Samuel Cole , and Edward Paine , of St. Sepulchres , were indicted for assaulting William Brown on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Watch, value 40 s. a Chain, value 5 s. a Seal, value 4 s. and 16 s. in Money , the 9th of November last.
William Brown . On the 9th of November last, about 9 o'Clock at Night. I was passing in a Coach along the Horse-Market in Smithfield , when the Coach was stopp'd by 3 Men. Cole open'd the Door, and clapping a Pistol to my Breast, said, G - d d - n your blood! your Money! and then he came into the Coach, and took 16 Shillings and my Watch. Pain, the other Prisoner, stood at the Door at the same time, in a red Coat, and the 3d Man stood by the Horses with a Pistol in his Hand. I could see them plainly by the Lights in the Shops, for it was not far from the Houses.
William Brown . No. Being fetch'd in a hurry before the Justice, I said then, that I verily believed that you, was the Man. But I was not so positive then as I am now, I have fully recollected my Memory.
P - J - . I and the 2 Prisoners stopp'd the Coach, and committed the Robbery. Pain stood by with a Pistol, while Cole open'd the Coach Door, went in, and robb'd the Prosecutor of his Watch, and 8 s. as he told me; for if he took more he sunk it. From thence we went and drank together at Mr. Oads's, at the Goat in Black-Boy-Alley , in Chick-Lane.
Pain. He swears I had a Pistol when I stood by the Coach; 'tis false, I had nothing in my Hand but a Stick.
- Oads. P - , and the 2 Prisoners were at my House together; they seem'd to be acquainted with one another. Pain is a Beef Carrier, and goes by the Name of Jumbo .
- Bistow. I live in Parker's-Lane. Cole and P - lodged together at my House, I took them for 2 Sailors.
- French. I keep an Alehouse in Cross-Lane. P - has been at my House in Company with the Prisoners.
Pain. I could have but a short Acquaintance with I - , for I am but just come from Sea. What I know of him is, that he is a Cooper by Trade, and that when he was taken up, he deny'd that he knew any thing of the Watch.
Cole. I was taken up first about a Quarrel, and was the Cause of P - being apprehended; but he had Friends.
Richard Pointer . I am a Musician, or a Fidler, or what you please to call me. The Prisoner Pain, and I, have been Play-fellows. He told me, (before he was charg'd with the Robbery) that he was surpriz'd at what he had done a Night or two ago, when P - and Cole had drawn him into a Robbery. And I know that he apply'd himself to catch them.
Cole. This Fidler keeps a House to entertain Pick-pockets.
Pawnbroker. P - brought the Watch to me, Pain and the Fidler came to enquire if I had taken it in. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found them both Guilty . Death .
When the Jury gave their Verdict against Pain, he endeavour'd to force a Smile, and said, G - d D - n all of ye! my Lord Mayor and all. But when he came to receive Sentence, he begg'd Pardon of the Court for his Rashness, and said he was drunk when he utter'd those Expressions.
George Mason , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for assaulting Anne Kendall on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Bermudas Hat, value 5 s. and 2 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of her Husband Benjamin Kendall , the 5th of November last.
Anne Kendall. On the 5th of November last, between 9 and 10 at Night, as I was crossing Holbourn from the Little-Turn-Stile , the Prisoner and 2 other Men stopp'd me; What do you want? says I, and wish that he knock'd me
Edward Priddam . I heard a Woman cry, Stop Thief! my Hat! my Hat! and saw the Prisoner running across the way; I let him pass me, and then seiz'd him. Presently the Prosecutrix came up to us with a String about her Neck, and accus'd him of Robbing her. I found a black Hat under his Great Coat, but the Woman said that was not her's, for that her's was a Bermudas Hat lin'd with blue Silk, and that the Prisoner had pitch'd her Face with a Link. I look'd on the Ground, and within two Yards found this Bermudas Hat, which she presently said was her's. The Prisoner offer'd to make himself an Evidence against his two Companions.
Edward Bladen . As the Prosecutrix cross'd Holbourn, I saw three Men attack her. She said be quiet, or I'll cry out; they thrust her into the middle of the Street, and the Prisoner pull'd her Hat off, put it under his Arm, ran as fast as he could, and was not out of my Sight till he was taken. When he was in the Round-House, he at first said, that what they did was only in Rognery to have a little Fun with the old Woman, by pulling and hauling her about, and then letting her slipdown; but afterwards he own'd, that they thrust her into the middle of the Street, and knock'd her down.
Richard Faircloth . I assisted the Constable. As the Prisoner was going to the Round-House , he said, Now I am sorry for what I have done, I meant no begun , but I fear a great deal of hurt will some of it, for I did take the Woman's Hat.
Prisoner. I and two more were drinking at the Cow's Face when the Prosecutrix came in Drunk, and would have pawn'd a pair of Stays for some Liquor, for she said she had no Money (tho' now she swears that I robb'd her of 2 s.) But neither Mrs. Fowler, who keeps the House, nor her Man, would let her have any more.
The Constable. And the same Man told me, that the Woman pull'd out 2 s. that the Prisoner and his two Companions were three notorious Rogues, and that he would draw them no more drink, but turn'd 'em out of Doors, for he would not have a Disturbance in his House.
The Court. What was said by the Man or the Woman at the Cow's Face is no Evidence on either side, except they were here to swear it themselves.
Anthony Dennison . I have lived a great many Years in the Neighbourhood of the Prisoner and his Relations; and I never heard any thing of this kind before. He's a Weaver by Trade, and his Parents are honest industrious People. There was a Proposal to make him an Evidence against his two Companions, and a Council was see'd to move it; upon which the Constable said, If we should not prove the Fact against them, what a Case shall I be in? I shall get nothing .
Constable. No, I said I would act according to the Opinion of the Court, which I did, and found we had no Fact that we could fix upon the other two.
Justice Hilder. The Prisoner was brought before me on a violent Suspicion of a Robbery. A Woman was knock'd down and robbed by three Men, but could not tell which of them knocked her down. The Prisoner made an Information against the other two.
Samuel Hubbard . The Constable and Prisoner consulted together about going to Hicks's-Hall to make the Prisoner an Evidence against Crank and Pace, his two Companions, but afterwards the Constable declin'd it .
- Wood. The Prisoner was my Prentice . I beat him once about not taking to his Business readily, and so he was turn'd over to
Several Witnesses. The Prisoner work'd at his Trade for a living, and we believ'd him to be honest. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
William Newell , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing five Yards of Mantua Silk, value 20 s. the Goods of Fanny Finnick , in the Shop of Christopher Cook , the 16th of November last.
Mary Cook . Sitting in my Shop on Tuesday Night, the 16th of November last, I saw a Man's Hand lift up the Sash, and take the Silk out of the Window; I ran out, and cry'd, Stop Thief. The Prisoner ran into an Alehouse Entry, and dropp'd the Goods.
Charles Glass . About a Quarter past Six, I heard my Mistress cry, Stop Thief. I follow'd the Prisoner into an Entry, and took him in a Corner, as he was shuffling the Silk from him; and while I secur'd him, a Gentleman came in and took up the Silk.
Prisoner. I made an Information in Expectation of being an Evidence.
Justice Du Veil. I endeavour'd to make the Prisoner confess his Accomplices, he was obstinate at first, but next Day he sent to me and discover'd three Persons, who have since been try'd and found Guilty. I would have had him to have been an Evidence then, but was inform'd a Bill was found against him, so that it prov'd too late. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .
John Norman and John Rogers , of St. George's Bloomsbury , were indicted for assaulting John Mosely on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Seal, value 2 s. and 9 s. 8 d. in Money , the 17th of October last.
John Mosely. On Sunday Night, the 17th of October, as I was passing along Southampton-Row in Bloomsbury , the Prisoners follow'd me. Norman clapp'd a Pistol to my Breast, and demanded my Money; I told 'em I had none for them: Sir, says he, if you speak a Word more you are a dead Man. Rogers came on my Right-side, and took my Seal, and about 18 d, and unbutton'd my Breeches, and took about 8 s. 6 d. more. D - n ye, says he, where's your Watch; I told 'em, I had none. They were going off, and I said to put up my Breeches. D - n ye, says Norman, what do ye stay for? Go along, or I'll shoot ye thro' the Head. I moved forward, and they went away. This was about one hundred Yards of my own Lodgings. On Wednesday Night afterwards I heard that they were committed to th e Counter, and that they were taken by James Parrot , as they attempted to rob him in Bell-Alley, Coleman-street. Norman confess'd in the Counter, that he had robb'd me, I pick'd him out, tho' he was a Bed, from above a hundred; several of whom pretended to be him.
John Parrot . On the 20th of October, at Night, I took the Prisoners as they attempted to rob me in Bell-Alley, and found a Bill of Indictment against them for it; but as a Cane was taken from me in the scuffle , I was advis'd to find another against them for a Robbery; but before it could be done, the Grand-Jury for London was discharged.
Norman's Confession before Sir William Billers was read, in which, he says, ' That on ' the 17th of October, he and Rogers, and Hunter, ' stopt a Man near Pancras, but finding ' no more than 9d. about him, they would ' not take it away. That the same Night, ' himself and Rogers robb'd a Man (the Prosecutor) ' of 8s. 6d. in Bloomsbury, and on ' the 20th following, attempted to rob another ' Man ( John Parrot ) in Little-Bell-Alley, ' in which Fact they were taken.'
George Bray . I am a Packer by Trade, Rogers is my Apprentice, and has served me 5 Years and a half, and I believe he was an honest Servant to me. On the 11th of October last, being the King's Coronation-Day, he work'd all Day, and I gave him leave to go out at Night. He did not come home to Bed, and having heard that he had been in a Quarrel, and was beat and bruised, I thought he was asham'd to be seen, and the next News was, that he was apprehended.
Mr. Cockle . The Prisoner Rogers (his Master being my Packer) has done Business for me these five Years, and has had scarce over less than the value of 1000 l. of mine in his Custody, and it has been in his Power almost at any time, to wrong me of a 100 or 200 l. but I never had Cause to suspect him .
The Jury found them guilty . Death .
James Duffell . On the 15th October, about 11 at Night, in Well-Close-Square , the Prisoner came out of a Turning and follow'd me. When I came near a Lamp I made a Stand, and look'd him full in the Face; he had a Bar of a Window under his Arm, by which I took him to be some Carpenter's Prentice . I saw another Man behind him at a Distance. The Watchman was then beating the Hour at the Corner of the Square, so that I was out of Fear; but turning about, I had hardly gone 3 Steps when the Prisoner knock'd me down, and struck me 4 or 5 Blows afterwards. Then he put his Hand in my left Pocket, and took out fifteen pence half-penny, which I had there. With scuffling and struggling, I had the good Luck to save my Watch in my Fob. The Watch came to my Assistance (when the Prisoner was gone) and carry'd me to Mr. Sandford, a Surgeon, who dress'd my Head. In 3 or 4 Days I called upon Mr. Sandford again to pay him for his Trouble. He told me that he had heard the Watchman say that he saw one of the Fellows run from me, and knew who he was. I sent for the Watchman, and describ'd the Prisoner to him. The Watchman told me that that Man was the Captain of the Gang, that he had run away from his Master, and now went a thieving. I was sent for to Justice Philips's, when the Prisoner and another were brought before him; I directly said the Prisoner was the Man, but he would not confess any thing then.
Joseph Sandford , Surgeon. On the 15th of October, about 11 at Night, the Prosecutor was brought to my House, by two Men. I found a large confused Wound on the back Part of his Head. I stopp'd the Hemorrhage , and dress'd his Head. He told me he had been knock'd down by Street-Robbers, under the Lamp in Well-Close-Square, and that they had taken fifteen pence half-penny from him.
John Jones , the Watchman. As I was beating the Round, I heard some Fellows rioting and singing, and thought they were playing the Rogue; but by and by I heard a hard Stroke, which I thought was against a Post, and going forward I found the Prosecutor lying on the Ground, all bloody, without his Hat or Wig. He begg'd me to help him up, and carry him to a Surgeon.
John Hinds . As I was going over Salt Petre Bank, I saw three Fellows near the Square; one of 'em is named - Perkins, and another is call'd Nice Neddy . Standing at my own Door, I heard the Blow, and going up to the Prosecutor, I saw him bloody, and without Hat or Wig.
Prisoner. I, and Nice Neddy, and Will Woolcott, and Ned Perkins , were all concern'd in this Thing. I had a Stick in my Hand; and so when I had knock'd him down, we took three pence in Money from him, and then we were forced to run away.
Robert Pease . The Prisoner was my 'Prentice. He serv'd me three Years and a half, and has receiv'd and paid Money for me very honestly; and has work'd (Cooper's Work) among the Merchants, and I never knew him wrong any Body, till lately he has been drawn away by wild Company, and got a Trick of lying out o' Nights. The Jury found him guilty . Death .
John Taylor , of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was indicted for Petty Treason, in Coining two False and Counterfeit Shillings, made of Lead, Pewter, and other base Metal, in the Likeness of the Lawful Coin of this Realm, call'd King George the First's Shilling; and with an Intent to deceive and defraud one Sovereign Lord the King, and his Subjects , the 6th of November last.
Late at Night, on the 5th of November , the Prisoner came drunk to John Hampstead , a Soldier , who sold Gingerbread at the Door of the Pench Bowl and Two Blue Posts, in Russel-Street , Covent Garden, and gave him a bad Shilling to change for a Pennyworth of Gingerbread .
On his Examination, he said he call'd for a Pint of Beer at the Swan Alehouse in the Old 'Change , and gave the Man Half a Crown, who return'd him those two Shillings, and four pence half-penny; and therefore he desired the Justice to grant a Warrant to take up that Victualler. The Justice carried the Prisoner into a private Room, and press'd him to discover the Truth there, but in vain. He was then brought out again, and at last confess'd that he made those two, and one more, himself; and that he had intended to make fix in all; but not with a Design to defraud any Body, by putting them off for Good Money, but only to make a Fortunatus's Wishing Cap with 'em, to divert his Fellow-Servants, and his Master's Child, in an Evening. ( Fortunatus's Wishing Cap is a Thing that Jugglers show Tricks with.)
The Prisoner call'd several Witnesses in his Defence.
William Hunt . I am a Gold Chain-maker. The Prisoner is my Apprentice. He was an honest, industrious Servant, minded his Business, and behaved himself very well in the Family. I have intrusted him with a great deal of Gold, and never found any Deficiency. I was surpriz'd at hearing he was taken, and that my House was to be search'd for Coining Tools. I went to the Justice to enquire about it, and there saw the two Counterfeit Shillings, and immediately perceived that they were not struck, but cast in Sand. I have heard him talk about a Wishing-Cap .
John Currier . I am Journeyman to the last Witess, Mr. Hunt. I was present when the Prisoner cast the Shillings, (for he did not do it privately) and he said they were to make a Fortunatus's Wishing Cap . I had heard him talk a long time before about such a thing, and we having a Gold Button to match, he said he'd take that Opportunity, and cast the Shillings in the same Flask, which he did; and afterwards took this Tool, which is frequently used in our Trade, and did the Edges of the Shillings. The Flasks are two Iron Frames fill'd with a particular kind of Sand, in which we make the Impression.
Several others depos'd to the like Purpose, and it appearing a silly boyish Trick, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
Adam Kenneday and William Roberts , of Pancras , were indicted for stealing a Shirt, a Gown, two Table-cloths, and other Things , the Goods of Edward Tow , in September last. But the Evidence being insufficient, the Jury acquitted them.
James Oggars , alias Odgers , of White-Chapel , was indicted for stealing 10 Eggs, and an Earthen Pan , the Goods of Thomas Rogers , the 29th of October last. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
George Matthews , of Christ-Church , was indicted for stealing a Cheshire Cheese, value 10 s. the Goods of George Greenwood , the 18th of November last. He was a second time indicted of St. Dunstan's in the West , for stealing two Hats, value 16 s. the Goods of John Price , the 16th of November last; which being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments, to the value of 10 d. each .
Charles Perkins , of St. Sepulchres , [a little Boy ] was indicted for stealing a Wooden Drawer, value 2 d. a Tea Spoon, value 12 d. fix Ounces of Brass Weights, value 12 d. and 2 s. 6 d. in Money , the Goods and Money of John Gore , the 10th of November last. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d.
Mordecai Jacob Duvries , a Jew , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in Forging an Acceptance to a Bill of Exchange, drawn on Peter Victorin of London, Merchant , for 450 l. Sterling, with an intent to Defraud the Governour and Company of the Bank of England, and the said Peter Victorin , and others His
The Council for the King having opened the Indictment, proceeded to call their Witnesses to prove the Charge.
Mr. Carnthers. I am a Servant at the Bank. On the 15th of July last the Prisoner brought several Bills to me to be discounted, to the value of near 1000 l. among which this Bill on Mr. Victorin, for 450 l. was one.
[The Bill was read, and is as follows.]
Stockholm , 30 June, 1731. 450 l. Sterl.
Andries Millern .
Accepted 12 July, 1731.
Payable at Messrs. Knight and Jackson. Pet. Victorin.
I examin'd the Acceptance very narrowly, suspected it to be counterfeit, and laid it before the Committee. They order'd me to take up the Prisoner. He had other Bills in the Hands of other Officers of the Bank, and had been with us several times within two Months, to have Bills discounted, which were all honourably paid.
Mr. Knight. I am Banker to Mr. Victorin. I have seen him write often, and don't believe this Acceptance to be his Hand, for it is not at all like it. I have paid several Bills on him drawn from Stockholm , but remember none drawn by Andries Millern. I never heard that he had such a Correspondent, or even that there was any such Person in being. I have a Bill drawn by Mr. Kireman at Stockholm , on Mr. Victorin, for 200 l. 'Tis endors'd with the Prisoner's Name, and accepted by Mr. Victorin himself. For the Word Accepted, he writes Accep with a d at top; for Payable, Pay with le at top; for Messieurs, Mess with rs at top; and signs Pet. for Peter. All these Particulars agree with the Acceptance on the Bill before the Court, but the Unlikeness is in the Hand-writing.
- Swist . I am Servant to Messrs. Knight and Jackson; I know Mr. Victorin's Hand, and that this is not at all like it.
Mr. Heater, Ironmonger in Thames-street. I am in Partnership with Mr. Lawrence Victorin , Brother to the Prosecutor, and am well acquainted with Mr. Peter Victorin 's Dealings, and his Hand-writing. I never heard that he had any such Correspondent as Andries Millern. This Bill was brought to our House to know if the Acceptance was Mr. Peter Victorin 's Hand. At first sight, I told the Person it was a Forgery, and not at all like his Hand.
Here the Prisoner's Council urged, That it was very unlikely that a Man should himself go to the Bank with Bills to the value of 1000 l. and among 'em one in which the Hand of a Merchant so well known was forged in so gross and bungling a manner, if he himself had known that it was a Forgery; and, That as this Bill came from Holland with other good Bills, and some Lottery-Tickets, they wou'd call a Witness to prove that the Acceptance was wrote in Holland, and the Bill so wrote on inclos'd with others in a Letter. Then they call'd the Witnesses in the Prisoner's Behalf: The first of whom being a Dutch Jow, two Persons, one for the King, and the other for the Prosecutor, were sworn to interpret truly betwixt the Witness and the Court.
Isaac Moses . I am Book-keeper to Hardick and Benedictus Jacob Duvries in Amsterdam , who are the Prisoner's Brothers. This Letter is my Master Benedict's own Hand. He gave me this accepted Bill with six others not accepted, and 26 Dutch Lottery Tickets to put up in this Letter, which I did, and carry'd the Letter with all those Bills and Tickets in it, and deliver'd it so into the Amsterdam Post-Office. The Letter advises of the Bills and Tickets inclos'd, and that the Bill on Peter Victorin for 450 l. comes ready accepted by him. I saw the Acceptance on the Bill, and the Advice of it in the Letter before I put them in the Post Office. The Advice of the Acceptance is writ in Hebrew , and the Letter is Dated after the Jewish manner, but it answers to Friday, July 20. 1731. N. S.
Council for the King. Was this other Bill which is drawn by Mr. Kireman at Stockholm on Mr. Victorim for 200 l. put up in that Letter?
Council. Is there any Advice of its being accepted?
Council. You see it is accepted the 13th of July, 1731, which is the same Day as the other Bill for 450 l. is accepted on.
Council. Consider a little. If the 450 l. Bill was accepted on the 13th of July, and that and the 200 l. Bill, which was unaccepted, were inclos'd both at one time in one Letter, which Letter was writ the 20th of July, and then put in the Amsterdam Post-Office for London; how could that 200 l. Bill be accepted here on the same Day as the other for 450 l. and 7 Days before the Date of the Letter?
Council for the Prisoner. The Letter was dated the 20th of July, N. S. which is the 9th with us, and it was received here the 13th, as you may see by the Post-Mark upon it. Is there any thing strange in this?
Council for the King. No, but there is in supposing that Mr. Victorin should accept a Bill here on the 13th of July, and that this Bill should be afterwards sent to Holland, and put into the Amsterdam Post-Office on the 9th of July.
Council for the Prisoner. We have no need of your Supposition; we say the Date of the Acceptance is N. S. as well as the Date of the Letter.
Council for the King. Then you can prove that Mr. Victorin went over to Holland to accept this Bill.
Council for the Prisoner. There is no need of that neither. We allow that the Acceptance is forged, and it might be as well forged in one Style as another: We know not who did it, nor does it concern us, if the Defendant is innocent.
Council for the King. When he went to Mr. Victorin, to get the 200 l. Bill accepted, it would have becom'd his Innocence to have ask'd that Gentleman, how a Bill of his for 450 l. came to be accepted in Holland.
Council for the Prisoner. And so he would without Doubt, if he had had any Suspicion of a Forgery. We shall call one more Witness, 'tis Mr. Hindmarsh, who belongs to the Post-Office. Sir, look on that Letter; do you know it?
Charles Hindmarsh . Yes, here's the Post-Mark, July 13, and these Figures, 216, are of my making, 'tis the Charge of Postage; a single Letter from Holland is 10 d. an Ounce is 314, when we think they are under an Ounce, we sometimes tax 'em at Discretion; for we cannot be certain of what is in 'em, and we don't tax Bills of Exchange. If a Letter is over-charg'd, the Person may have the Surplus returned, if he brings the Letter to the Office. The Council on both Sides agreed it was a Forgery; but the Point was, whether the Prisoner forg'd it. The Jury found the Prisoner guilty .
Samuel Cherry , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for the Murder of Peter Longworth , by giving him, with a drawn Sword, one mortal Wound in the Breast, near the left Pap, of the Length of half an Inch, and the Depth of 2 Inches, on the 17th of August last, of which he languished till the 23d of October following, and then died .
Lewis Jones . Ant please your Lortship , my Name is Lewis Chones , ant I was upon the Place of Action all the Time, ant I took creat Notices ant Opsersations of esery thing that past; so as I kis your Lortship ass coot ant petter an Account as any potty. Put, my Lord, I has pin waiting ant attending here this three Tays, an pringing creat Charches upon myself, while I might has peen toing of Pusiness, ant ketting of Monies, which is ferry creat Hartships upon me; ant therefore I peck your Lordship to consitter of it, that I may has some Satisfactions for all my Pains and Trouples about this Concern. Well, my Lort, since your Lortship says, that this Case is tifferent from ciffil Cases, wherein a Man may temant Satisfactions, pefore he kifs his Effitence, I supmit to co on, put, I hope, his Machesty will consitter of it hereafter: And so, my Lort, ass I wass a saying, I wass in the Artillery-Grount , near the Wall, on the 17th of Aukust, ant there wass some Poys that cry't Smallcoal, Smallcoal. Nay, my Lort, kif me Leaf to tell my Story my own Way or else I can't tell it all, ant I will kif a full ant true Account of the short ant the long of the Story. The Teceaset stood within a Yart of me, ant the Prisoner was stanting Centry ofer the Arms, at the farther Corner; soon after, a Man came ant took up a Firelock, ant I myself hafing the Honor to pe a little acquaintet with Military Ar t, wass the Resson of my making Remarks upon what came in my Way; ant so I
John Downs . When the Prisoner was set Centry over the Arms in the Artillery-Ground, another Centry was set opposite to him. The Prisoner went and struck the other Centry for not drawing his Sword. A Woman said, this is some busy medling Man; with that the Prisoner struck her, and said, D - n ye, stand of. I asked him if he was not asham'd to strike a Woman? and then he damn'd me, and bid me stand off. The Deceased stood at a little Distance, and said, This Man is a hungry, and that makes him so angry; give him a Piece of Mutton. The Prisoner crossed over the Arms, and said, stand off. The Deceas'd held up the Mutton, and said, Here, will you have a Bit or no? and withal made a Motion to fight, but I don't know that he struck the Prisoner, and then the Prisoner stabb'd him in the Stomach.
John Read . The Arms were grounded near the Muster-Table; the Prisoner went to the opposite Centry, and struck him on the Arm (but not in an angry Manner) and said, Centry, why don't you draw your Sword? A Woman said, Smallcoal; several Boys took the Alarm, and ran about the Prisoner, crying, Smallcoal, Smallcoal. The Prisoner struck some of them, who in Revenge went round, and push'd down the Drums. The Deceased came up with a Piece of Meat in his Hand, and said, You look as if you was hungry, will you eat a Bit of Mutton? I did not see the Deceas'd strike the Prisoner; but I saw the Prisoner thrust at the Deceas'd with a Sword.
Daniel Woodham , Surgeon. I attended the deceas'd, and the first Week I thought he was out of Danger. I ask'd him if he was willing the Prisoner should be bail'd, and he said, Yes. In three Weeks the Wound appeared to be well; but he afterwards grew worse than before, and dy'd on the latter Part of October. On examining the Body, I believe the Wound was the Cause of his Death; tho' there was no Sign of it to be perceived before the Body was opened. The Wound entered just below the Breast-Bone, by the Cartilage ensiformis, and went obliquely upwards. I found the Breast full of bloody Matter. I believe there might be 2 Quarts. The left Lobe of the Lungs was wounded (as it appeared when dilated) and it had dropp'd till it was almost lost. The Case was very uncommon.
Starkey Middleton. I am of the same Opinion with my Brother. I take the Wound to have been the Cause of the Deceas'd's Death. The left Part of the Thorax was full of corrupted Matter and Blood; and the left Lobe of the Lungs was almost entirely wasted. The deceas'd in his Illness was continually wasting away. As the Wound went upwards, it must rest on the Diaphragma. It was a very uncommon Case.
The Prisoner. I was marching for my Master
Wiggan. As the Prisoner stood Centry, the Deceas'd went cross the Arms, and rubbed his Meat upon some of them, and said he would take one of the Pieces away; but I cannot tell whether he did take it or no.
Ellis. The Deceas'd, and the rest of the Mob, were affronting the Prisoner, and carrying the Arms from one Place to another; the Deceas'd kick'd the Dust on the Arms, the Prisoner ask'd, why he did so? and the other answer'd, for Fun. The Deceas'd gave the Prisoner a slap of the Face; the Prisoner push'd him off, and then stood still, with his Sword drawn; and the Deceas'd advancing again, the Mob push'd him upon the Prisoner's Sword. I stood close by.
William Saul. The Deceas'd at first insulted the Prisoner in Coleman-Street; and One said to him, Prithee, Fellow, go about your Business, or you'll come nastily off. In the Artillery-Ground , the Mob got about the Prisoner, and the Deceas'd was playing his Game with him, and moving the Pieces; the People, with crouding and shoving , threw down the Drums; the Prisoner then drew his Bayonet, but I bid him turn it on again, which he did, and held his Sword flatways with both Hands (one at each End) to keep off the Mob. The Deceas'd struck the Prisoner in the Face; the Prisoner retreated , and stood with his Sword in one Hand, but did not push at all. The Mob shov'd the Deceas'd upon the Sword.
Mr. - There was a Tumult about the Prisoner, who was left Centry while the rest went to refresh themselves. The Deceas'd took up the Arms. push'd at the Prisoner, and struck him in the Face; the Prisoner did not push with his Sword, but the Mob push'd the Deceas'd upon it.
Mr. Jones. The Prisoner is my Servant : I never knew him quarrelsome, or that he would swear, and call a Woman Bitch, as the Welchman has given Evidence. Others gave the Prisoner the Character of a peaceable, sober young Man, and not given to Swearing. The Jury acquitted him.
Ann Hodgkins . On the 11th of March, 1724-5, in the Evening, the Prisoner and this Woman, Mary Moore, were married at my House in Fleet-Lane, by James Starkey , a Minister that lodg'd with me 9 Years, but he was not a Prisoner, and all the Ceremony was performed according to the Common Prayer. Mr. Ballantine gave her away, and his Wife was present at the same Time. Ballantine has brought several Weddings to my House. The Prisoner and Mary Moore did not bed at my House; but they afterwards lived as Man and Wife, and he has been several Times since at my House to drink, but his Wife was not with him.
Charles Wheeler . Four or five Years ago, the Prisoner and Mary Moore lodg'd at my House on Saffron-Hill, for near a Year; they liv'd as Man and Wife, and she went by his Name, and he did not contradict it, when he heard her call'd Mrs. Miller; but latterly they quarrell'd.
Prisoner. I will not give the Court the Trouble of proving my second Marriage with Ann Jones , for I own her to be my lawful Wife; but I shall call some Witnesses to give an Account of this Mary Moore .
Ballantine. I never gave away Mary Moore to
Mrs. Ballantine. I never saw the Prisoner and Mary Moore married at Mrs. Hodgkins's House, tho' I lodg'd there; nor ever knew of their being married at all.
Ann Glover . Mary Moore says, she'll do my Business for me; I went with her to prove her Marriage at Mrs. Hodgkins's, and Mrs. Hodgkins said, for half a Guinea, she'd enter her Name in the Register; for a Certificate would not do, if the Marriage was not Registred: Her Name was not in the Book; and I saw Starkey, the Parson, interline her Name in the Book 5 Years backwards. The Parson is now run away into Scotland; and Mary Moore begg'd me not to appear at this Trial.
Andrew Montgomery . Mrs. Hodgkins offered me a Marriage-Certificate for a young Woman that happened to be with Child, and was hunted by the Parish-Officers, and she said, for half a Guinea it might be entered backwards in the Book, and would skreen her from the Anger of her Friends.
Mrs. Lowry Williams. About three Years ago, Andrew Robinson took a Lodging at my House, and said, he had none but himself and his Wife, and that he was under a Cloud, and should lye there but 2 or 3 Days in a Week; and this Woman that he said was his Wife, was Mary Moore , and they lived together as Man and Wife for above a Year, and she call'd him Husband, and he call'd her Wife. Here he is to prove it.
Andrew Robinson . I must needs say 'tis all Fact. I had the Misfortune to be acquainted with this base Woman, Mary Moore (and it has been many a Man's Misfortune, as well as mine) and she has given me the foul Disease twice.
The Jury acquitted the Prisoner, and the Court granted him a Copy of his Indictment.
Mary Hampton , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for breaking the House of James Down , in the Day-time ( Hester Down being then therein) and taking 2 Yards of Holland, and other Things , the Goods of James Down , Octob. 23 . but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted her.
Terence Conway , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a pair of Shoes, Value 4s. the Goods of John Dock , Decem. 6 . which being prov'd, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.
John Bushnell , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Silver Mug, Value 4 l. the Goods of Robert York , in his House , April 25. but the Evidence not fixing it upon him, the Jury acquitted him.
Sarah Matts. On the 3d of March, I was sent to the Gate-house for pawning some Bed-Curtains; I was lock'd up at 9 that Night, and so I was the second Night; but about 12 or 1 o' Clock, the second Night, the Prisoner, and one Sylvester, unbolted the Door (for it was bolted on the outside) and came into my Room. The Prisoner came in his Shirt, with a Candle in his Hand. I asked what he wanted? he bid me get up, and go to the common Side; and so I got up, and put on my Petticoat, and then he swore, by G - d, he would lye with me; for he said I was a Street-walker, and might as well lye with him as with every Body else. I told him he should not, for he was my Aversion; and with that he made no more to do, but knocked me down, 2 or 3 Times, and thump'd me, and bruised my Breast, and made my Face swell, and then he flung me a-cross the Bed, so as my Head hung down, and he tore my Legs asunder, and lay with me against my Will 3 times. I scream'd, and cry'd out, Murder; but he would lye with me. He did as other Men do, when they lye
Prisoner. She came to me afterwards in my Lodge, and taking up a Glass of Wine, (before the Turnkeys) said, Here's to you John, you are no sumbler , for you have lain with me 20 times.
Matts. I never said any such Thing.
Sarah Taylor . I was sent to the Gatehouse for striking a Woman a blow with a Frying Pan. The Prisoner came up, and ask'd, how I did, and swore he would lye with me. I told him he should not; but he swore there was no Woman came there, but he would lye with her, if he pleas'd; but by good luck he did me no harm. The 2d Morning that Matts was there, I went up into her Room, and found her crying. Sarah, says I to her, I hope he han't - yes, says she, but he has, and beat and bruised me too. And so she told me the whole Story.
William Younger . I turn the Key under the Prisoner. I lock'd up Sarah Matts at 9, and went to Bed. And about a 11 or 12, the Prisoner and Sylvester came and took a Candle, and the Keys, and went up the Stairs on the Master-Side, which lead to where the Prosecutor lay. Her Room was in the Gallery; there's a Lock to the Gallery Door, but the Doors within the Gallery are only bolted on the out-side. He stay'd an Hour, or more, and leaving Sylvester behind him, came to Bed to me; for he us'd to lye in the Lodge where I lye. I went up to her Room in the Morning, and found Sylvester in Bed, and she with her Clothes on was standing and looking stedfastly at the Window; but she made no complaint to me. This James Sylvester is a one-ey'd Fellow, that is not a Prisoner in the Gatehouse; but only acquainted with the Prisoner at the Bar, who sometimes brings home his Friends when they are shut out of their lodgings, and helps them to a Bed in the Goal.
Prisoner. Sarah Matts lent her Clothes to John Sherwin to make his escape out of Newgate, for which I secur'd her; and that was the Cause of this Prosecution. For she never spoke a Word of the Rape before this Quarrel about Sherwin.
Sarah Matts . After I was turned out of Newgate, I went to see some Women that had been kind to me while I was there; and this was on the Sunday when Sherwin was going to break out. I saw he follow'd me down Stairs, but I did not know who he was; nor could I lend him any Clothes, for I had hardly a Gown to my own Back.
Prisoner. When Gorget was before the Justice, he swore this to be 3 Months after the Time.
William Follard . Sarah Matts is a common vile Woman. The greatest Black-guard may lie with her for 6 d. I have seen her in Bed with a Man, in the Guard-Room, at St. James's. She always had the Character of a Whore and a Thief.
- Taylor. Gore told me that he heard her cry out.
Henry Williams . I was committed to the Gatehouse, because my Boy swore Sodomy against me; which I am as innocent of, as I am of going to Heaven. Now Sarah Matts being there, I wanted a Bit of that same - as any other Man may - and so I invited her to the Sport, and lay with her in March and April too. I'll assure you I did not ravish her, any otherwise than by talking her over, and making her drink, as a Man must always do in such Cases; for you know a Woman mustSarah Matts , if Ellis had lain with her? No, says she, May the Gods of Heaven renounce me, if ever he did. I told her I only ask'd upon my Wife's Account, because I had heard he was clap'd.
John Hooper , the Executioner. Last Quarter Sessions I went down to the Gatehouse, and heard John Sherwin say of the Prisoner, D - n his Blood, I'll hang him my self, or get some body else to do it. Sherwin was committed for abusing the Bench of Justices at Hicks's-Hall. And I heard him say he was writing a Book against Fawks the Posture-Master.
So upon the Whole, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
Alice Cox and Rosamond Mayo , two Children , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing a Pair of Stays, value 14 s. a Pair of Silk Stockings, value 10 s. a Cloth Cloak, value 20 s. and other Things, the Goods of Thomas Oliphant , in his House , the 11th of October last.
They were a second time indicted for breaking the House of Nicholas Matthews , in the Night, and taking thence 5 Shirts, value 5 l. the Goods of George Howard , Esq ; and one Shirt , value 14 s. the Goods of Nicholas Matthews , the 3d of October last. The Jury found 'em both guilty of the first Indictment, to the value of 4 s. 10 d. each; and acquitted them of the second Indictment.
Honor Henderson , alias Anderson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Pair of Sheets, and an Iron Pot , in her Lodging , the Goods of Henry Cole , the 1st of November last. The Jury acquitted her.
John Bradshaw , of Islington , was indicted for stealing two Guineas, a Half Guinea, and 28 Shillings, the Money of Thomas Haydon , in the House of John Nutt , the 27th of November last. The Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Daintry , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Tea-Spoon, a Pair of Stays, a Pair of Shoes, a Pair of Pattens, and other Things , the Goods of Vincent Austin , the 1st of September last. The Jury acquitted her.
They were a second time indicted for stealing 4 Smocks, 2 Handkerchiefs, 2 Mobs, and several other Things , the Goods of Ann Strut , the 30th of October last. The Jury acquitted them of both Indictments .
James Orchard , of Shadwell , was indicted for stealing a Wooden Drawer, and 2 s. 9 d. the Goods and Money of William Cowmbs , the 11th of November last. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
William Jackson , alias Jaquet , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing 2 Shirts and 3 Aprons, the Goods of John Sandall ; and a Ridinghood, a Smock, and other Things , the Goods of Susan Hardey , the 26th of October last. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.
Elizabeth Sherlock and John Carrick , were indicted for forging and publishing a Note, in these Words and Figures; ' July 19. ' 1731. Mr. Vincent, I acknowledge my self ' indebted to James Sherlock , or Order, the Sum ' of Twelve Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, for ' Board and Lodging; pray pay the above-mentioned ' Sum to James Sherlock , or his Order. ' Witness my Hand , Mary Vincent . Witness, John ' Carrick.' With an Intent to defraud Richard Vincent , Gent. the 5th of September last. But there being no legal Evidence to support the Indictment, the Jury acquitted them.
Edward Spaule , of Christ-Church , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of James Bradily , and stealing a Velvet Scarf, value 5 l. the Goods of James Bradily ; and a Velvet Scarf, value 5 l. the Goods of Benjamin Smithson , the 16th of October , in the Night-time . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
Enoch Clayton , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Whitehead on the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Velvet Purse, a Thimble, a Queen Elizabeth's Shilling, Half a Guinea, 18 Pence in Money, and other Things , the Goods and Money of Thomas Whitehead , the 26th of February, in the Third Year of the King . But the Evidence not fixing the Fact on the Prisoner, the Jury acquitted him.
Joseph Paterson , alias Peterson, alias Paternoster , and Joseph Darvan , of St. Clement's Danes , were a third time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Harman Northook, and stealing a Silver Mug, value 3 l. 8 s. a Silver Soop-Spoon, value 1 l. 5 s. two Salts, value 10 s. four Tea Spoons, value 5 s. a Tea-Strainer, a Silver Punch Cup, a Silver Orange Strainer, a Silver Boat, a Silver Pepper-box, a blue Sattin Suit, value 8. a Damask Gown, value 6 l. and a Silk Gown, value 20 s. the Goods of Harman Northook , the 14th of November last.
Harman Northook. On Sunday the 14th of November, I and my Family went all to Church, having lock'd the Door. At our Return, the Door was broke open. I advertis'd the Goods at Goldsmith's-Hall, and some of them being found on Mary Callicant , alias Nowland, she was taken up, and discover'd the Prisoners.
Mary Callicant . The Prisoners brought some Clothes and Plate to my House, in Axe and Bottle Yard , near the Adarsh Asea , to see if I would buy 'em, or could help 'em to one that would. Mary Gardner , who was then present, recommended them to Mrs. True, who keeps a Broker's Shop , and I and Gardner went thither with the Clothes. We ask'd 5 Guineas, and she bid us 50 s. and so we brought 'em back again to my House, and there they were left, and the Plate was put in the Under-Drawer.
William Matthews , Constable. When Gardner was taken up, she directed me to Callicant's Lodging, in Axe and Bottle Yard . I went up one Pair of Stairs, Callicant open'd the Door, and Robert Nowland , alias Nowles, was in the Room. G - Z - ! says he, here's a Search-Warrant. On searching the Drawers, I found the Prosecutor's Plate, a Parcel of Linen, and several Suits of Clothes.
Paternoster. It was not we that carried 'em thither. Robert Nowland (who is Callicant's Husband) came to me and said he was in danger of being apprehended for robbing a House by St. Andrew's Church. I told him he might be safe at my Landlady's; and accordingly, he and his Wife lodg'd there till Saturday (the Day before this Robbery) and then they went to Axe and Bottle Yard.
Wolston Morris. On Sunday the 4th of November last, the Prisoners came to my House before Nine in the Morning. Paternoster staid till after Five in the Evening, but Darvan went away between 10 and 11 in the Morning, and return'd between 5 and 6 in the Evening. They often Dine with me, I am their Shoemaker.
Edward Morris . The last Witness, Wolston Morris is my Son. A little after 10 on Sunday Morning, November 14. I went to his House and found Paternoster there, and there I left him a little before 5 in the Afternoon, and he was not out of the Room all the time, not so much as to Piss.
Mr. Northook. This Wolston Morris is the Man that harbour'd them. The Search Warrant was directed to his House.
Callicant. The Prisoners used to be Night and Day at Morris's. It is not far from Mrs. Ram's, where they lodg'd.
Darvan. I went out from Mr. Morris's, I met his Father, and from thence I went to Mrs. Pritchard's, who keeps the House called the Brill ( near the Pinder of Wakefield) and there I din'd and staid till after Four, and from thence took a Walk thro' the Park, and so to Mr. Morris's again.
Anne Pritchard . About a Quarter past One on Sunday, November 14 Darvan came to my House and din'd there, by the same Token that we had 2 Fowls and Bacon for Dinner, and the Fowls were sent me out of the Country on the 12th of November. He staid till 3 Quarters past 4, and then went away. He has us'd my House off and on these two Years.
Of the Burglary the Jury acquitted the Prisoners, and found them Guilty of the Felony to the Value of 39 s.
Timothy Jones , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Richard Clark , and stealing thence 9 l. the Money of Richard Clark , the 15th of October last, about 4 in the Afternoon , no Person being then in the House. The Jury acquitted him of the Burglary, and found him Guilty of Felony only .
Henry Cole , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for stealing, 350 Brass Bullins [Great Coach Nails] 10 Brass Coach Tops, and 4 Yards and a half of Cloth , the Goods of Thomas Sheppard , the 2d of this Instant December . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted him.
Elizabeth Davis brought a Witness to prove, that the Prisoner lived with her as his Wife 9 or 10 Years ago, but none to prove her Marriage. And the Prisoner said he was so far from having Two Wives at a time, that he never had One; the Jury acquitted him.
Jane Haselton and John Leveridge , of Shadwell , were indicted for stealing a Cock and a Hen , the Goods of John Lamb , the 22d of September last. But the Prosecution appearing to be malicious, the Jury acquitted them, and the Court granted them a Copy of their Indictments.
Elizabeth Rains , alias Read , of Shadwell , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief, and 7 s. 6 d. the Goods and Money of Jane Hunt , the 25th of September last. But no Evidence appearing, the Jury acquitted her .
William Garret , of Stepney , was indicted, and Samuel Cole was a second time indicted for assaulting John Waller , in an open place, near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Watch, a Gold Ring, a Broad Piece, three Guineas, and a Coat and Waistcoat , the 28th of October last. But no Evidence appearing, the Jury acquitted them.
John Bishop. Dare vas de Hen in my Yard, and it vas Dead, but vader it dye or vas kill, me no can tell dat. And dare vas a leetell Boy in de Yard, and he take a de Hen up, and say, I vill have dis Hen. And dare vas anoder Boy, and dat vas de Preesoner at de Bar, and he say to de leetell Boy, No, you shant have a dis Hen, for I will have it for my Dog. And so he take a de Hen avay from de leetell
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows:
Receiv'd Sentence of Death 11.
John Stockwell , Elizabeth Hawkins , Thomas Ward , John James , Nathan. Mayhew , Eliz. Smith, William Fothergill , William Garret , Mary Crab , Charles Askew , John Walter , Edward Templeman , T - S - , Mary Brooks , John Rouse , Joseph Paternoster , Joseph Darvan , Henry Shelton , N - C - , Louisa Thornwitz , James Ozgars , George Matthews , Charles Perkins , Francis Conway , Richard Hide , Jane Harvis , John Smalldy , Alice Cox , Rosamond Mayo , Anne Maiden , Sarah Hickman , James Orchard , William Jackson , John Ballard , John Spaule , and Timothy Jones .
Burnt in the Hand 2.
To be Whip'd 1.
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IT daily overcomes the most grounded Coughs, tho' of never so long standing, and perfectly cures them in a very little Time: 'Tis found to be the most sure help, and the only Medicine in the World for old Consumptions, Ptisicks, Colds, Wheezings, Asthma's , shortness of Breath, and all other Diseases of the Breast and Lungs, restoring those that are left off by Physicians , remaining in utter Despair under the Burthen of their miserable Lives.
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Prepar'd and sold by the Author, a Chymist, at his House the second Door on the Right-Hand in Bride-Lane, near Fleet-street; where any Shop-Keepers may be furnish'd therewith, with Allowance. 'Tis also sold at Mr. Robotham's Toyshop, by Whitechapel-Bags. At the Mitre in Jewin-street . At Mr. Neal's Toy-shop, over-against the White-Hart-Inn in the Borough of Southwark; and Mr. Greg's Book-seller, near Northumberland-House, Charing-Cross. It keeps its Vertue many Years. At 1 s. a Pot.