Wednesday the 4th, Thursday the 5th, Friday the 6th, and Saturday the 7th of April 1733, in the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
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BEFORE the Right Honourable JOHN BARBER , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Lee; Mr. Baron Comyns ; Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder; Mr. Serjeant Urlin, Deputy-Recorder, 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 Higgs . The Prisoner, Jo. Phips, is my Apprentice , and the other Prisoner, Jenny Tinsley , was my Journeywoman . He was a good Servant till she spoil'd him. I am a Turner by Trade, but my chief Business is to make Babies, and when they are made my Wife dresses them, my Boy and my Journeywoman follow'd the same sort of Work; she lodg'd with one Margaret Davis , and was very intimate with one Johanna Morgan . My Wife going to Davis's House, found one of my Matted Chairs there; Davis said, she bought it of my Apprentice for 10 d. tho' it stood me in 14 d. I tax'd him with it, and he own'd he sold it to her, that Tinsley took the Money, gave him 6 d. of it, and had the remaining Groat for her self; and she own'd that she took the Money and carried it to him. Upon this I got a search Warrant, and found 14 of my naked Babies in Tinsley's Room, in Davis's House. I know my own Babies from any other Man's, I can swear to my own Work, for there's never a Man in England that makes such Babies besides my self. Then I went to Johanna Morgan 's in the Minories, and there I found 2 Dozen more of Babies ready dress'd, in a Basket, and these were my own work too.
Judith Higgs . I miss'd my Journeywoman, and going to see for her at her Landlady's, there I found one of our new Matted Chairs. Tinsley own'd she receiv'd 10 d. for it, and said, that she gave the Money to my Apprentice. He said, he had but 6 d. of the Money, and that she had the remaining Groat. Tinsley confess'd that he gave her the Babies, and the Silk they were dress'd with, to carry to Morgan's.
Tinsley. Did not Maclander bring them?
Davis. They both brought Babies, and when they had dress'd them, they carry'd them away. I thought they had carry'd them to their Master's.
Court. Is it not usual for Workwomen to carry the Babies home to dress?
Tinsley. My Mistress having given me
Peirce Newton. Tinsley has dress'd Babies for me, and about a Year ago, she went from me to work for the Prosecutor, and whatever he may say, my House is Superior to his for Babies, and if she was now deliver'd of his Babies I would make no Scruple to trust her with any of mine.
Johanna Morgan . I have known Jenny Tinsley these 5 Years, and a very honest Body she is. For my own part, I never dress'd a Baby in my life; but on the 21st of March about Noon, Nell, what d'ye call her? a crooked Body, brought two dozen of these Dolls to my House Jenny came with her indeed, but it was Nell that had the Dolls. And so, says Nell, says she, I wish you would go and sell these Dolls for me to such a Man, in St. Catherine's-Lane, that has bespoke 'em I am afraid Nell, says I, that these Dolls belong to your Master [the Prosecutor.] No, says Nell, they are nothing but old rubbishing Dolls that lie about our House, and such as we often fling away, and I have got our Joe to paint their Faces up, and make them look a little smug; so away goes I to this Man's House, but when I came there he was provided, for he had just bought half a Gross of Dolls for 15 s. back I comes to Nell, and tells her how, and about it. Well, says she, go to Mr. Robottom's in White-Chapel, and see if he won't buy them. No, says I, Nell, any Body may see by my Looks, that I am no Doll-dresser. So then Nell was for going away, and Jenny said to her (but I don't know what she meant by it) I wish you would dress those two odd Dolls for me. When Nell was gone, I advised Jenny to go to her Master's, for fear she should lose her Work; but it raining very hard, she could not go without being wet to the Skin, and so she staid till 9 at Night, and then went home. About half an Hour after comes Nell again, and asks for Jenny. I told her she was gone, and with that Nell turns about, and beckons thus with her Finger - I ask your Lordship's Pardon - and in comes Mr. Higgs and his Wife. Says he, What's in that Basket? A Parcel of Dolls, says I. Give them me, says he, No, says I, you may take them if you will. So his Wife took the Basket, and turn'd the Dolls out upon my Bed and told them, and then she put them up again. The Jury acquitted the Prisoners.
Matthew Schellemberg. I meet vid a Voman in de Street dat is behind de Drury-Lane , and she peek a me up, and say, If you please to come to my lozying, I ave got a preety Seester dat live vid me. I vas vary mush a Stranzyer in de Town, and I no tink vat a House it vas, and so I go vid her, and dare vas de Preesonare and an oder Voman; de Preesonare vas de Maid of de House, and de oder Vomans call for Brandy, and ven I stay a leetel vile, I vas in haste to go; but de Door vas shit, and I no get out, and de Vomans say, I muss pay de Reckoning. Vel I say, how mush muss I pay? Vy, da tell a me von Shilling. Vell, dare is von Shilling for you, and now let a me go. No, da say, you no go vidout you make us one preesant. Vell, vat Preesant? Vy, ve muss ave half a Crown. Half a Crown? Vat you mean by dat? Den
Court. Was it the Prisoner that took your Watch ?
M. Schellemberg. No, it vas von of de oder Vomans. De Preesonare do noting in de Varld, but she say, if you give half a Guinea to Morrow you sal ave your Vash again.
Thomas Garney. I go vid Mattew Schellemberg to dis House vid half a Guinea to ave de Vash again, and we find only de Presonare dare, for de oder Voman as take de Vash vas gone, but de Preesoner say, give a me de half Guinea, and I vil find de oder Vomans and de Vash.
Thomas Russell . The Prosecutor came to me in Drury-Lane Playhouse-Passage, and asked for a Constable. I went with him to the House, where we found only the Prisoner. I ask'd him, if it was she that took his Watch, he said, No, the Women that took it were gone. I told the Prisoner if she'd procure the Watch I'd give her half a Guinea. Give it me then, says she, and I'll find the Watch. Will you so? Says I, then if you can find it for half a Guinea you shall find it without. But she would not, and so she was sent to Bridewell, and while she was there, the Watch was sent to the Keeper.
Prisoner. I was a poor desolate Girl, and had been but a Week in the House, but I thought it was better to be in any Business than to live idle. The Prosecutor came home with my Mistress, and they and another Woman had two Quarterns of Brandy, for which he paid me a Shilling, and then bid me go out, which I did, and in about an Hour he and the Women went out together, and afterwards he came again with a Constable, and said, he had lost his Watch, and offer'd me half a Guinea to help him to it again; but because I could not, he had me before Justice De Veil, and so I was sent to Bridewell. The Jury acquitted her.
9. Robert Lloyd was indicted for breaking and entring the House of John Big , Esq ; and stealing three pair of Curtains, a Cloak, a Gown, and a Key, March 23 . about four o'Clock in the Night of the same Day.
John Wallington and his Wife were left in the House, in Denmark Street, to take care of it till it was Let. About 4 in the Morning the Watchman seeing a Light in the fore Parlour, had some suspicion of Thieves, and knocking at the Door alarmed Wallington, who got up, and upon search they found the Drawers open, the Goods laid on the Floor ready to pack up, and the Prisoner hid under the Kitchen Stairs, with a Candle newly extinguish'd, the Key of the Street Door, and Seven picklock Keys in his Pocket. The Prisoner in his Defence, said, that he pick'd up a Whore, who carry'd him into this House; that he lay with her on the Stairs, and afterwards fell asleep, so that he could not tell what became of her. The Jury found him guilty of Felony only .
12, 13. Charles Linch and James Gainer were indicted for stealing 6 Pewter Plates, and 1 Pewter Dish , the Goods of Anthony Hanks , March 14 . Linch was found Guilty to the value of 10 d. but Gainer acquitted .
James Fenning . I am Watchman in Cavendish Square. As I was standing in my Watch-box between 2 and 3 in the Morning, I heard the fall of an Iron Rail, and running out I saw the Prisoner coming from the Steps at Madam Scattergood's Door with a Bar in his
Jonathan Dickenson , Watchman. As I called Two o'Clock in Marlborough-street, I found a Bar of some Pallisades bent, and looking farther I found another in the same Condition. Upon this I thought there was some Roguery going forward; so I planted my Lanthern in the middle of Blenheim-street, that my Inhabitants might see I was upon my Duty, and then I went aside and stood upon the Watch, and presently I heard a cry of stop Thief. Says I to my Brother Watch, do you go down Tyler-street, and I'll go down Little Marlborough-street, and so we did. I met the Prisoner running with his drawn Sword (for he is a Soldier) and I knocked him down. My Liberty has lately been very much robbed, which is a sign that it is pestered with Rogues; I have lost a great deal of ron and Lead - not that it was my own, but my inhabitants; and as several Attempts have been made, they had lost a great deal more if it had not been for the Care of the Watch, which is a Sign that the Watch have not neglected their Duty; and if the Watch should sink, by consequence my Inhabitants cannot stand. And therefore, pray, my Lord, stand by the Watch whatever you do, or else my People will be undone; they will be robbed, and have their Throats cut, and their Houses burnt about their Ears. The Prisoner has threatened to be even with the Watch, but he did not say which of them; therefore, I hope, the Watch will be protected. When I knocked the Prisoner down, he reeled six Yards before he sell, and then he said I had killed him.
Luke - Watchman. I heard a cry of stop Thief, and met the Prisoner running with his drawn Sword; I made a blow at him, but he put it by with his Sword; I called out to Jonathan Dickenson , who knocked him down. The Prisoner was upon Guard, and had his Accoutrements on. I found this Chissel in his Cartridge Box. The Jury found him Guilty .
16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Elizabeth Leakin , Frances Roop , Rebecca Richards , Sarah Richards , and Mary Squire , were indicted for privately stealing 2 pair of Silver Buckles, a Silver laced Hat, a pair of Chrystal Studs, a Silk Handkerchief, and 20 s. from the Person of John Harrison , Feb. 26 .
John Harrison . I had been drinking too much in the City, and in my Way Home I parted with a Friend who call'd me by my Name, and bad me good night. The Prisoner Leakin coming by, and hearing my Name, she call'd to me, and said, Won't you give me a Dram, Master Harrison? Who are you, says I? What! says she, don't you know me, Master? I am Leakin the Waterman's Wife. So I went with her to Mrs. Robinson's Brandy-shop in Nightingale-lane, and there was a Boy playing on the Bell-harp; I threw down a Half-penny (as I thought) to the Boy; but the Woman of the Shop took it up, and said it was a Guinea. I told her, since she was so honest, if she would give me 20 Shillings in Change, I would leave the other Shilling to be spent among the Customers. So she gave me 20 s. and presently Michael Roop ( Frances Roop 's Husband) came in. He was a Waterman, and I had some Acquaintance with him. Lord! Mr. Harrison, says he, how came you here? Let me see you Home; but I hope we shall drink together first; won't you give me a Pint. Master? With all my Heart, says I, and so he and I and his Wife and Betty Leakin went to the Horse-shoe and Ship Alehouse, where I gave them three Pints of Two penny, and a Pint of hot; I paid a Shilling for the Reckoning, and then he talked no more about seeing me home. Then I went out and said I would go home, but his Wife and Leakin said No, you shall go and lye at our House. So I went with them to an empty House in Black-Jack Alley , and there they set me on the Floor, and I fell fast asleep, and lost the Goods and Money mentioned in the Indictment, but I
28. John Chickley was indicted for a Trespass in breaking and entring the Shop of William Downing , with an Intent to steal his Goods, on the 22d of Febr . about the Hour of Two in the Night of the same Day . Guilty . He was tried last Sessions for a Burglary in committing the same Fact ; but it not appearing that it was properly the Prosecutor's Dwelling House that was broke open, he was then acquitted.
33. was indicted for stealing a Damask Gown and Petticoat, a Padusoy Gown and Petticoat, and other Things, the Goods of Philadelphia Allen , in the House of Jane Atkinson , Feb. 28 . but the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury acquitted her.
41. Mary Parsmore was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Ann Killener , and stealing 3 Gowns, a pair of Stays, and other Things, the Goods of several Persons, Feb. 21 . about Eight in the Morning ; Guilty of Felony to the value of 39 s.
John Carpenter , March 8 . Guilty .
50, 51, 52. John Kemp , Samuel Elms , and Ishmael Taylor , of St. Faith's , were indicted for assaulting Richard Stevens , Doctor of Physick , on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Half Guinea, and a silver Spanish Dollar , on the 25th of January last.
Dr. Stevens. I live in Covent Garden. On St. Paul's Day in the Evening, I went with my Daughter to visit a Friend in Silver-street. About Eleven I sent for a Hackney Coach, for as I expected to stay late I had discharged my own Chariot; the Coach waited at the Door about an hour and a half, and then I and my Daughter stept in. I suppose some Street Robbers had taken Notice of the Coach's standing there so long; for at the End of Foster-lane my Daughter told me there was a Couple of Men that follow'd us. The Coach going faster in Cheapside, she observ'd that they mended their Pace accordingly; Pappa! says she, how those Gentlemen run! She took them to be Gentlemen, for they were well dress'd. We went down Pater-noster-Row, and in Ave-Mary-Lane , the Coach was stopp'd. A Man came to the Coach-door, and holding a Pistol to my Daughter's Head, he said, Don't be frighten'd Madam! but God damn you if you squawl, I'll shoot you thro' the Head! I had a Purse with 10 Guineas in it, which I secur'd, and gave him only a half Guinea, and a Spanish Dollar, which were loose in my Pocket. God damn you, says he, you have more! No I ha'nt, says I, you shall search me if you will. My Daughter gave him her Purse; he ask'd her what was in it? She said, Not above 3 or 4 Guineas. And then he bid the Coachman drive on.
Court. Do you know the Person that robb'd you and your Daughter?
Dr. Stevens. Yes, I am pretty sure it was that young Fellow there, he in the Blue-grey Coat, Edward Powers . As soon as he was gone, says I to my Daughter, you told me there were two Men, but I saw but one ? Pappa, says she, there was another, but he stood at a Distance. The Coachman likewise said there were two, but neither my Daughter nor he saw any more; and therefore I can't apprehend that Powers and the 3 Prisoners could all be there.
Miss Stevens. My Father and I were robb'd by one Man. I gave my Purse to that Man. I can't say how much Money there was in it, any farther, than that there was above ten Shillings. I know none of the Prisoners, nor who it was that took my Money. The Account my Father has given is true, and I can add nothing more to it.
Edward Powers . The Prisoner Elms and I went to Will. Morris's Mother's (in Eagle-Court in the Strand) to sell some things that we had stole; we staid there till 9 at Night, and then I ask'd Will Morris to go out with me; but he not being well, refus'd; then Elms and I agreed to go together; he had two Pistols, and I had one, and a great Knife. We went down Holbourn, and so to Cheapside, where we met the other two Prisoners, Kemp and Taylor. They ask'd us to give them a Dram, for they said, they had been picking of Pockets all Night, and had got nothing but two Handkerchiefs, but they must get something else or it would never do. We went to a Gin-Shop over-against Stocks-Market, where we had half a Pint of
Court. Was that Agreement made in the Shop?
Powers. No, it was as we were coming out.
Court. What Time was this?
Powers. It was between 9 and 10 at Night. I don't remember the Day of the Month; but I think it was on a Friday. We went as far as Fleet-Street, and return'd thro' St. Paul's Church-Yard, and so to Cheapside again, before we met with any thing; but then we saw this Coach and agreed to rob it. It was then between 12 and 1 a-Clock. We all follow'd it to Cheapside-Conduit, and there we agreed that Elms and I should still follow the Coach, which went down Pater-noster-Row, and that Kemp and Taylor should go thro' Paul's Church-Yard, and meet us. We did so, and met in the Street that is over-against Warwick-Lane, and turns out of Pater-noster-Row into Ludgate-Street; I forgot the Name of the Place, and there we stopt the Coach.
Court. Were you all four together then?
Powers. Yes, but not very close. We were in Sight of one another.
Court. Are you sure that Kemp and Taylor agreed with you to rob this Coach?
Powers. Yes, we agreed so to do as soon as we saw it, and they two agreed to go thro' Paul's Church-Yard for the same Purpose.
Court. And how did you dispose of your selves when you met?
Powers. Elms bid the Coachman stand. Says I to Taylor, the Watch is hard by. But says he, they don't see us; but for fear they should disturb us, it was agreed that he should stand and keep an Eye upon them. Then I went to the Coach-door, and desir'd the Doctor to deliver. The Doctor gave me a Dollar, and something else, but I don't know whether it was a half Guinea or a 6 Pence, for I dropp'd it out of my Hand. Then Kemp came and robb'd the Doctor's Daughter.
Court. Are you sure that kemp robb'd the young Lady?
Powers. Yes, I am positive of it. I sold the Dollar for 4 s. 4 d. to a Silversmith in the Hay-Market in the Borough; 'tis on this Side the King's-Bench, and almost over-against Blue-Maid-Alley.
Court. Is that Silversmith here?
Court. And whither did you go after the Robbery?
Powers. We went to Smithfield, and there we shared the Money in the Street. There was 11 s. 6 d. in the Purse. I had the Dollar for my Share, which they reckon'd at a Crown, and said, it was more than my Due. Then I cross'd the Water, and they went over the Bridge, in Expectation of meeting their Wives who walk'd the Streets.
Elms. Where was I ever drinking in your Company, or in any Robbery with you?
Powers, I have known Elms three Years. He never robb'd in my Company before, except only trifling Things, as when we took some Goods out of a Sash Window in Chancery-Lane. I was with him in the Poultry-Compter, where he robb'd two Taylors, and it cost me six Guineas to have the Bill brought in Ignoramus. And we have been in Newgate together too.
Court. Call the Turnkey; swear him; Have you seen Elms before?
Turnkey. Yes, my Lord; he and Powers were both Prisoners together, in the Common Side in Newgate.
Elms. I was sent to the Compter only for an Assault.
Kemp, to Powers. When we were in the Brandy Shop [at Stocks market] was any Body else with us? Powers. No.
Kemp. Was I ever with you since you have been an Evidence?
Powers. No, I have been in Jail ever since.
Kemp. I mean, before you was an Evidence.
Powers. Yes, when my Lady Page dy'd, he carry'd me down to Greenwich to cut Pockets at the Burying, and we follow'd her to Bunhill-Fields.
Taylor. Was I ever drinking with you?
Powers. Yes often, but we never were in any Robberies together, except in picking of Pockets, of Handkerchiefs and such Trifles.
Kemp. Powers took me in Bird-Cage-Alley in the Mint, (on the 15th of February) to bring me on this Side of the Water. IJohn Lade , and there this Cabbage* as they call him) swore that we broke open a House against the School in Chancery-Lane, and Stole some Books, and that we robb'd a Coach in Ave-Mary-Lane, of 11 s. 6 d. and a Silver Dollar.
* A cant Name that Powers goes by.
Court. He swears the same now; have you any Witnesses?
Kemp. I know no Body here, and therefore it's in vain for me to call for any.
Taylor. I have been at work above this 12 Month with this Gentleman here, and never was out of the House at unseasonable Hours.
John Tomlinson . I have known Taylor from a Child. He's a Taylor by Trade, and has work'd for me within these six Months. I think he's as sober a Man as any upon Earth. I never heard any Ill of him before, and would trust him again.
Officer. My Lord, here's the Coachman.
Court. Let him be sworn. Do you know Powers ?
Charles Headly , Coachman. Not by Name; but if this is he, I have seen him before; he robb'd my Coach. I took up Dr. Stevens and his Daughter in Silver-Street. He bid me drive to King's-Street in Covent-Garden. That Day was three Weeks, about 3 in the Morning, I had taken up a Fare, to carry to the Sun in Clare-Market, and going behind Paul's my Fare was robb'd. And therefore not thinking it safe to go that way again, I drove down Pater-noster-Row. I was got but a little way down, when I saw two Men by my Coach side, one kept even with my Fore-Wheel, and the other with the Hind-Wheel. If I trotted, they mended their pace. There was no Watchmen on that side of the Way, but there were some on the other. I having been robb'd so lately, I had a Suspicion of them, and taking fast hold by my Seat. I stoop'd down and look'd hard at them betwixt the Wheel. I saw they were well dress'd, and Zookers, thinks I, why should I have an ill Opinion of these Persons, they look like Gentlemen? So I drove on; but in Ave-Mary-Lane, before I came to Stationery-Court, one of them catch'd hold of my Horse's Head, and the other went rou nd to the Coach Door, and open'd it, on that Side next to the Watch, which I thought was a little bold, for the Watch stood but at the Corner of Pater-noster-Row. When he had robb'd my Fare, they did not run away, but stood still, and bid me drive on, which I did. I look'd back three or four Times, and saw them both walk leisurely off together.
Court. Both? Did you see but two?
Headly. I saw no more.
Court. Did they both go to the Coach-door?
Headly. No; but one of them, and that was Powers.
Court. Are you very sure of that?
Headly. Yes, I am certain of it; for the other all the while walked to and fro by the Horses Heads, and cried, Hoy! - Have a Care! - What's the Matter? - Stand away! - to make believe that the Coach stood still to set down a Fare.
Court. Look at the Prisoners - go nearer - Did you see either of them there?
Headly. I think that Man [Elms] is very like him that stopt the Horses, but I can't be positive; I would not swear away any Man's Life for the World.
Court. Mr. Stevens, I think, Sir, you said, that the same Person who robbed you, robbed your Daughter ; are you positive as to that Particular?
Dr. S. I am positive it was the very same Person.
Court And are you, Madam?
Miss S. Yes, my Lord.
Court. And neither of you saw any more than two Men. Both. No more.
Court. The Coachmen swears the same; and yet Powers has sworn, that there were
Court. Did you never hear that he was a common Thief?
Tanfield. No, never before this
Court. Did you never hear that he was in Newgate?
Dobson. No, never.
The Jury, after near two Hours Consideration, acquitted Kemp and Taylor, and found Elms guilty of both Indictments. Death .
53. William Gordon of St. Margaret's, Westminster , was indicted for assaulting Francis Peters , Gent. on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat with a Crape Hatband, value 5s. a Wig, value 40s. a Silver Watch, value 4l. a Gold Ring, value 15s. and 12s. in Money , Feb. 26 .
At the Prisoner's Prayer the Witnesses were examin'd a-part.
Mr. Peters. On the 26th of February, near 8 at Night, I and my Daughter were returning from Kensington in a Hackney Coach; the wooden Shutters of the Coach-doors were drawn up close; a little on this side of Knights-bridge , some body tap'd at one of the wooden Shutters, and my Daughter let it down, when presently a Man on Horseback put something into the Coach (I suppose it was a Pistol) and said, Deliver your Money! I took out some Money, I guess it might be about 12s. and gave him. He then said, Give me your Hand, which I did; and he pulled off my Ring. It was a mourning Ring, I had it made with several others of the same kind, on the Death of my Uncle; the Inscription was, Dan. Brown 22 May, 1732. AEt. 80. He asked for my Sword; I told him I had none; Then give me your Watch, says he. I pulled my Watch out, and in pulling, the Chain slip'd off. I gave the Chain to my Daughter, and the Watch to the Prisoner. Whether it was after I had given him my Watch, or before, I cannot be certain, but he snatch'd off my Hat and Wig. I expostulated with him on that Occasion. I told him it was very unusual for Men of his Profession to take such Things, and that it being very cold it might indanger my Health. He swore plentifully, gave me a great deal of opprobrious Language, and told me that he would take all he could get. While we were in this Debate, a Man came from the Causeway with a Candle and Lanthorn, upon which the Highwayman rode off. The Man with the Lanthorn follow'd, and alarm'd the Neighbourhood, and my Servant ( Tho Watts ) who was behind the Coach, got down and went after them, but return'd before the Prisoner was apprehended. I ty'd a Handkerchief about my Head, and the Coachman drove on. Next Morning, being Tuesday, I sent for Mr. Delander, who made my Watch, to have it advertis'd. He went home to look for the Number, and brought me word, that the Prisoner was taken at Knightsbridge. I have a Friend there (Major Aldy) who is a Justice of the Peace. I sent my Man that way, to enquire if any of my Goods were found upon the Prisoner; my Man went to the Major, who sent me word of the Particulars, and that he could not detain the Prisoner without my Evidence. I took Horse, and went thither that Afternoon. Mr. Aldy shew'd me these Goods. This is the Watch, I have Reason to know it, for I have had it these 20 Years. The Swivel is broken off, and here's my Name F.P. In a Cypher engraven on the Back of the Case. This is the Wig, 'tis seal'd with black Wax ('tis my Daughter's Seal, with my Coat of Arms in a Lozenge,) this, with as much Certainty as is possible, I believe to be mine; and this is the Ring which I verily believe is mine too. Here's the Inscription on it, which I mentioned before, tho' indeed I gave away several of the same Sort upon my Uncle's Death; but they were all made fit for the Persons they were design'd
Court. What did he say he was sorry for?
Mr. Peters. He did not say for what, but only that he was sorry. I told him I did not expect him to make a Confession to me. As near as I can guess, he at that time had on the same kind of Habit as the Person had who robbed me. And I thought him much of the same Bulk and Size, being a very lusty tall Man, though I am the less certain as to that, because he that robbed me was on Horse-back, and I could not so well determine as to his Height. And as it was near Eight at Night, it was too dark for me to distinguish his Person, or the Colour of his Clothes, though when the Lanthorn came, the glimpse of the Candle gave a better Observation, but not enough to enable me to be positive.
Prisoner. When the Gentleman came to me in the Roundhouse, he said that I was the Man; upon which I told him, if I was, I was sorry for it.
Court. The Gentleman speaks very fair, he does not swear that you said you was sorry you had robbed him, but only that you was sorry.
Thomas Watts . I was behind the Coach when my Master was robbed; it was about Eight o'Clock on Monday Night, betwixt Knightsbridge and the Park-Gate. I believe the Prisoner to be the Man; I could distinguish his Person by the light of the Lanthorn; he had a whitish great Coat on; he bid the Coachman stand, and then went to the Window and bid them open it. Then he said, Give me your Money; which I suppose was done, because I heard him say, Is this all? Then he said, Give me your Sword. My Mistress answered, My Father has none. And then he asked for my Master's Watch and Ring, and I believe they were delivered to him, but I do not know for certain. And about that time I saw him make a Motion with his Hand in the Coach, and he brought out my Master's Hat and Wig. A Man coming along with a Lanthorn, I beckoned and spoke to him softly. He came towards me, and I jumped down, and told him, that a Highwayman was robbing my Master; the Light coming up, the Prisoner turn'd his Horse and rode towards Knights-bridge. That's the Man, says I; and so I and the other Man follow'd, and alarm'd the People; but the Prisoner was not then taken. So I came back, and found my Master with a Handkerchief on his Head. Next Morning my Master sent me to Newgate, to see if any such Person was come in. I heard of none there, and then I went to the Gatehouse, and there was none there neither; but going towards Kensington, I called at the Sun Alehouse, where I heard that such a Man was taken, and coming back I saw the Prisoner going from the Roundhouse to the Justice's. The Justice gave me a Note to my Master to desire him to come and see the Prisoner in the Afternoon, and my Master went.
Henry Spencely . As I was coming home from London with my Lanthorn, I saw a Coach standing in the Road, and the Footman behind beckoned to me. I went towards him, and said, What do you want honest Friend? He made me no Answer just then, but presently such a Man as the Prisoner is for bulk brushed by me. He was in a white Rug Coat, he had something in his Hand, which I guess was a Pistol; I struck at him, and cry'd out, Stop Highwayman. The Town was alarmed, but no Body stopt him.
Court. How so?
Spencely. Because I suppose they did not dare to do it. I followed him, and Mr. Peters's Man came after me, expecting the Highwayman had been taken; but finding that he was not, he return'd to his Master, I continued my Pursuit till I came to the Halfway-House betwixt Kensington and Knights-bridge, and looking through the Window I saw the Prisoner sitting on Horseback in the Kitchen.
Court. On Horseback in the Kitchen? Was the Door high enough for him to ride in?
Spencely. Yes; I saw he was such a ManHenry Cornish , and he agreed to go with me. We went back to the Half-way-House, but the Prisoner was not then in the Kitchen.
Mr. Peters. When you saw the Prisoner thro' the Window, had he one or two Hats on?
Spencely. I can't say as to that; but not seeing him in the Kitchin when I came back, I asked the Landlord if such a Man had not been there. He did not answer me readily, which made me suspect the Prisoner was concealed in the House; but at last he said, such a Man had been there, but he was gone. I told him that Gentleman was my Friend, and I should be glad to drink with him. My Landlord made me no answer, and I finding that the Pretence I made would signify nothing, I told him that that Man was a Highwayman, that I had seen him thro' the Window but a little while ago, and that I had been to get Assistance to take him. Presently a Man came to the Door, and cry'd Hollo! some Body said, That's he. I was just going to step out, but my Landlord pushed out before me, and seized him first; I followed directly, and others after me, and then my Landlord pulled him off the Horse.
Court. Did he make any Resistance?
Spencely. After we had seized him, he dragged us, I believe, a matter, of 18 or 20 Yards before we could get him down, and he struggled a little upon the Ground, but I believe that was rather to make away with what he had about him, than upon any other Account.
Court. What Clothes had he on at that time?
Spencely. A dark Wig, a light Rug Coat, with a Red Coat under it.
Prisoner. Was I drunk or sober?
Spencely. He was seemingly very sober. We brought him into the House and searched him. I examined his Right hand Coat Pocket, and took out a Handkerchief, a light Bob Wig , and this Ivory Whistle; it has a single Call at one end, and a double Call at the other. You shall hear now - Here's the single Call [whistles] - and here's the double one [whistle again.]
Mr. Peters. The Wig that Spencely found was not mine.
Spencely. While we were searching him, the Landlady seem'd to take the Prisoner's part; What! are you going to rob the Man? says she - He's a substantial Innkeeper - and as he is a Gentleman, use him like one. I carried him before the Justice at Knights-bridge, and there the Things that were taken from him by several Persons were produced and put in a Hat. I saw there was a Mourning Ring among them with the Name of Dan. Brown upon it.
Mr. Peters. I have People here, who made the Watch, the Ring, the Hat, and the Wig, if your Lordship pleases to have them called now?
Court. No; six them first upon the Prisoner. Shew that they were in his Possession before you give any farther Proof of their being your Property.
- Arundel, I am Landlord of the Halfway-House. On Monday the 26th of February, about 6 at Night, the Prisoner, on Horse-back, call'd at my Door for 2 Mug of Beer; he drank and did not stay a Quarter of an Hour, but went away, and came again
Court. Which way did he go?
Arundel. I don't know.
Mr. Peters. Had he but one Hat on then, or two?
Arundel. I saw but one Hat. He came a third Time, and call'd at the Door for a Mug of Beer. It wanted then about 10 Minutes of 8. We desir'd him to come in, as People often ride into our Kitchen. He did so, and had another Quartern of Brandy, and would have had a third Quartern, but I did not care for drinking any more. Then he rode out again, and said, Now for London.
Court. Had he one Hat or two when he call'd this third Time?
Arundel. He had two Hats, and the uppermost had a Crape Hat-band - Presently after he was gone, Mr. Dukes a Distiller of Hammersmith came in, and said, You had a Highwayman drinking here just now. I don't know what he was, says I, but he paid me honestly for what he had, and it was no Business of mine to inquire into other People's Affairs; tho' if I had known as much before, I should have taken him if I could. Then Spencely came in and said, a Highwayman had been there on Horse-back, and that he saw him thro' the Window, but was afraid to come in. While we were talking, the Prisoner came the fourth time to the Door, and cry'd, Hollo! I went to the Door, and catch'd him fast by the Arm, and said, I take you on Suspicion of being a Highwayman. He snatch'd his Arm away, and I catch'd hold of the Lappet of his Great Coat. He made off 18 or 20 Yards, but I still hung by his Lappet, tho' I could not have held much longer; but then I fetch'd him off his Horse, and said, I have him! Spencely, I believe, was the next Man, for he was just by at the Door, when I came out; but I think no Man was anewst me when I first seiz'd the Prisoner; then he was search'd.
Mr. Peters. Did he pull out a Watch when he came in with the two Hats?
Mr. Peters. Had it a Chain?
Arundel. No; it was a Silver Watch, I look'd on it to see the Hour.
Court. Is that the Watch?
Arundel. It was about this Size, but I can't swear to it.
Prisoner. Was I drunk or sober?
Arundel. I don't think he was quite sober, but he was thoroughly merry; for if a Man is capable of sitting upon his Horse, I can't think, he can be said to be drunk.
Court. The Court is not now enquiring how long you have known him, and therefore you need not be afraid on that Account. - Did you observe whether he had one Hat on or two?
S. Arundel. The first time he came into the House he had but one Hat; but the second time he had two.
Court. The second Time?
S. Arundel. Yes, the second time he came into the House. He was in the House but twice, for the first Time he call'd, he only came to the Door.
Court. Then it was the third Time of his calling, that you saw him with two Hats: Did he pull out a Watch then?
S. Arundel. Yes, he held it in the Palm of his Hand by the Fire-side. I said it was 8 a-Clock, but he said, it wanted 10 Minutes.
Court. Had it a Chain or not?
S. Arundel. I saw no Chain.
Court. Was it a Silver Watch or a Gold one?
S. Arundel. Silver. Then he paid, and went away, and presently Mr. Dukes came from Hammersmith, and said, we had a Highwayman there, who had robb'd a Coach. Upon which I said to my Husband, My Dear, if he comes again stop him. After that there came in five or six People more, and the Prisoner came a fourth Time, and rid to
Solomon Powell . I was call'd out of my House, by a young Man and Harry Corney , to assist in taking a Highwayman, and after he was taken he was search'd; I did not see the Things taken from him, but when we came before the Justice, they were put in a Hat, and I saw among them a large Knife and a Whistle, and 16 s. 3 d. in Money.
Henry Corney . I assisted in taking the Highwayman. The Prisoner is the same Person that we took. I saw him searched, and saw a Wig, a large Knife, a Whistle, some Powder and Ball, and 16 s. 3 d. taken from him.
Court. Any Thing else?
Corney. Nothing else.
Corney. Yes, there was three Keys.
Court. Nothing else?
Corney. No; the Wig had a black Seal in it; I believe, this is the same. After the search I went out into the Road to the Place, where he was taken, and there I found two Hats one in another; I brought them in, the Prisoner own'd one of them, and the other had a black Crape Hat-band. I found a good double breasted brown Cape-Coat too; but the Prisoner did not own it, nor did any Body else. We found a Loaded Pistol too, near the same Place, this is the same; but this was not found till after he was carry'd to the Round-house.
Court. Do you know any thing of that Ring? [a Ring is shewn him, he looks at it and returns it.]
Corney. Yes, I remember now, that this Mourning Ring was taken out of his Breeches Pocket, at the Halfway-house. This is the very same, I am sure of it by the Name.
Court. What Name?
John Wheeler . I was call'd to aid Spencely, I believe the Prisoner is the same Man, that we then took at the Halfway-House. He was search'd there, and I saw a large Knife, two Keys and a Whilstle, and some Money taken from him.
Court. Any thing else?
Wheeler. I did not see any more taken from him; but there was a Wig and a Watch produc'd.
John Gritton . Coming from Kensington, I met Kensington Stage-Coachman, and he told me, a Highwayman had robb'd a Coach, and was gone into the Halfway-house. I went thither, and call'd for a Mug of Beer; by and by the Prisoner came to the Door, and Hollo'd. The Landlord went out and I follow'd, and assisted. The Landlord and the Prisoner struggled on the Ground together; but in about 5 Minutes, we got the Prisoner into the House, and I took a Silver Watch out of his Hand. It had no String nor Chain, and there was a Cypher on the Back-side. This is the Watch, to the best of my Knowledge; I kept it all Night in my Custody, and deliver'd it to the Justice next Day.
Justice Aldy. This is the same Watch that I had from that Witness.
Gritton. I searched the Prisoner farther, and took a Wig with a black Seal in it out of his Coat Pocket - I believe this to be the same. I gave it to George Lines , who delivered it to the Constable or the Justice. The Prisoner stood still, and was easy while we search'd him.
Prisoner. How was I dr ess'd?
Lines. You had a black Wig, a light colour'd Great-Coat, and a Red-Coat under that?
Prisoner. Was the Great-Coat Cloth?
Court. Are you sure of that? Recollect.
Lines. Yes, it was Cloth to the best of my Knowledge.
William Wichelow , Constable. On Monday Night the 26th of Feb. the Beadle told me, that a Highwayman was apprehended, and I must come and take him into Custody; I found him at the Beadle's House, from whence he was carry'dGeorge Lines ; this is the Wig, I have kept it ever since under Lock and Key.
J. Walker. I was quarter'd at Mr. Arnold's [Arundel's] House, where the Prisoner was taken. The second time he came into the House he had two Hats on, and the top Hat had a Mourning Hat-band. He asked what a Clock it was; Somebody said near 8, upon which he pulled out a Watch without a Chain. He ask'd how far it was to Kensington? I said half a Mile. Then he said, he'd go to London. Soon after he was gone, Spencely the Baker came in, and enquired for him, and in a little time the Prisoner rid up to the Back-Door, and call'd. I saw him thro' the Window. I ask'd him what he would have? He said, A Mug of Beer, Soldier. I went into the Back-Parlour, and told my Landlord. Then I went out first, and took hold of the Prisoner's Horse's Bridle, and then my Landlord came out, and seiz'd him. Upon which he spur'd his Horse, and broke the Bridle out of my Hand, and as he turn'd about; my Landlord slipt his Hand, and catch'd hold of the Lappet of the Prisoner's Coat, and cry'd, I have him. The Prisoner got Seven or Eight Yards from the Door, and then we secur'd him.
Court. Seven or Eight Yards?
Walker. It was there or thereabouts; I won't swear to a Yard or two. The Prisoner was brought in, I saw two Wigs taken out of his Pocket. This Wig with the Black Seal is one of them; there was a Whistle and a Ring too; I heard it said before the Justice, that there was the Name of one Mr. Brown upon the Ring. There was a Purse of Powder found upon him too, and five Bullets, and a green Silk-Purse, with 16 s. 3 d. After he was search'd, I and another Man went out with a Lanthorn and Candle to the Place where he was taken, and there we found two Hats stuck-together, the same that he had on in the House; the outermost was a new Hat, with a Mourning Hat-Band. I left a Mark on it, and this is the very same. We found a brown Double-breasted-Coat too, I suppose he might let it fall, when he was pull'd off the Horse. I brought all these Things into the House, and the Prisoner own'd his own Hat, and his Wig that was in it.
Charles Stafford . I was present when the Prisoner was taken; I saw him search'd, and two Wigs taken out of his Pocket, one of them had a black Seal; a Mourning Ring was taken out of his Breeches Pocket, the Inscription upon it is Dan. Brown - this is the Ring. I held him while he was searched; I had the Ring in my Hand, and look'd on it, and so did others, but we did not then stand to read the Inscription.
Court. You said it was inscribed, Dan. Brown; when was it that you saw that Inscription?
Stafford. Not till we came before the Justice.
John Garlick . Coming from Kensington, our Stage Coachman, Will. White, said there was a Robbery committed between Hyde-Park Corner and Knights-bridge, and the Highwayman was at the Half-way House, sitting on Horseback in the Kitchen. We went thither; the Prisoner was gone; but in a quarter of an Hour he came again, and knock'd at the Door, and said, Hollo! let's have a Pint of Beer. Says Spencely, That's the Man. The Landlord and Gritton went out and seiz'd him, and cry'd, Help! I lifted the Prisoner up, and said Let's bring him in, and see that he don't kill some of us. Gritton took a Watch out of his Hand, and a Wig with a black Seal, out of his Pocket. The Watch had no String, nor Seal, nor Chain, and there was a Cypher on the Back, for I took Notice of it, and this is the same Watch. I took the Powder and Ball, and Ring, out of his Pocket, and I saw the two Hats taken up where the Prisoner was pull'd off his Horse.
Mr. Delander. I made this Watch for Mr. Peters, and I had it to mend about a Months ago. And this Ring is one of those I made for him, on his Uncle's Death. The other Rings had the same Inscription.
Prisoner. Pray let Gritton or the Constable be ask'd if I was drunk or sober.
Gritton. I believe he was drunk.
Wichelow. And I believe so too, because after I had put him in the Watch-house, I heard him a hammering and thumping, and I called to him, and told him, I'd be with him presently, and when came he had broke down the Bracket of a Bench; I asked him why he did it? And he said, he wanted to get out.
Court. Is a Man's endeavouring to get out of Custody a sign of his being drunk?
Prisoner. What Coat had I on?
Wichelow. A lightish-colour'd Rug Coat, with a Nap
Gritton. The Morning after the Prisoner was taken, he said, he believed the Ring and Watch would be of detriment to him.
Prisoner. Yes, I said I had committed the Fact, they wou'd be so - I own such Things were taken from me; but I found them on the Road, and I was so drunk that I fell twice off my Horse at the Park Gate. And it is strange that a Man in such a Condition should in 5 or 6 Minutes afterwards commit a Robbery.
Court. Have you any Witnesses to the Fact, or to your Character?
Prisoner. None to the Fact; but I have several to my Character.
Then he call'd several Butchers; but none appear'd, except his Brother-in-law.
Court. Were you intimate?
Nellis. Yes; he lived in my Neighbourhood in Whitechapel.
Court. What Business do you follow?
Nellis. I am a Butcher; and he is the same Trade, but he does not follow it now.
Court. And you swear you have known no Harm of him?
Nellis. Not to me, not any that belongs to me.
Court. You know that's not the Question. On your Oath, Sir, (and consider what you swear) has he the Character of an honest Man or a Highwayman?
Nellis. I have said all that I know, and I can go no farther.
Court. Give a direct Answer. What's his general Character?
Nellis. Why - why - some - some will call him an honest Man; and - and - and -
Court. And what?
Nellis. And some will - say otherwise - they will call him a Rogue - but I never called him so. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Trumper and Baker were Servant s in the same House; Trumper's Chest was broke open, and his Money and the Night-cap in which he kept it were taken away. Three Weeks afterwards he found a Cap in a Chair by Baker's Bed-side, which he swore was the Cap that his Money was in when he lost it, and 8 Guineas and 6 s. were found in Baker's Chest. The Cap was produced in Court. Trumper's Sister swore that she made that very Cap for her Brother out of the Tail of his Shirt, and knew it to be the same by a particular Seam which was run together and fell'd like a Petticoat Seam, it not being usual to make such Seams in Night-caps. In answer to this, says Baker's Mother (upon her Oath) if I have a Soul to be saved (as I hope I have) I made this Cap for my Child out of the Tail of my Husband's Shirt; I double-crown'd it on both sides, and run it along a-this-fashions - you, did you say, Goody Baker? Yes indeed did I, Goody Trumper; and besides, I can swear to the Cap by these two Holes - Well, and I can swear by the same Holes that it's my Brother's Cap. And pray now what sort of Cloth was your Son's Cap made of? - Cloth; why, it was an ordinary coarse Cloth. Coarse; but what sort I say? - why, it was Flax. - Flax; very well! now my Brother's Cap was made of
George Binnington. On Saturday last I went with my Fellow-Servants to see Chelsea Hospital, and coming back in the Evening we went into a House to drink; the Prisoner and another Woman were at the Door, and they went up with us without asking.
Court. You were glad of their Company however?
George Binnington . Yes, to my Sorrow; we drank a Glass of Ale together, and I must needs own we were very busy and familiar. The Prisoner led me to the Bed-side, and leading me to the Bed-side, I tumbled her upon the Bed; and tumbling her upon the Bed, I felt her Hand at my Fob Pocket; and feeling her Hand at my Fob Pocket, I got up; and getting up, I declared that she had stole 7 Guineas from me. Upon this the other Woman asked me, what Present I would make her if she got me my Money again? I offer'd a Crown, she puffed at that; I bid her 10 s. but that would not do neither; then I said I would take 6 Guineas for the whole. No, the Prisoner said, if I would take five Guineas, and be easy, I should have them, and so she put five Guineas into my Hand, and putting them into my Hand the Constable came up that moment; (for I sent for a Constable when I miss'd my Money) and the Constable coming up, he carried her before his Majesty the Justice.
Court. Was the Money in a Purse, or loose in your Pocket?
G. B. It was in a Purse, but she had taken the Gold out of the Purse, and was putting the Purse into my Fob again; for when I felt her it was half in and half out.
A Juryman. Were your Breeches up or down when you lost the Money?
G. B. I must acknowledge my Breeches were loose, an't please you.
Prisoner. Where was the other Woman when we were tumbling upon the Bed?
G. B. At the Door with my Fellow-Servant.
P. Was not she at the Bed-side?
G. B. She did come to the Bed-side indeed, but not upon the Bed.
P. Did not you shove me up Stairs?
G. B. I did not shove her, nor touch her, till she came into the Room.
P. Was you drunk or sober?
G. B. Very sober.
P. You swear this against me because I would not comply with all your Humours, but you gave the other Woman a Note, and conveyed her away, because she did any thing that you desired her.
G. B. There was a little Writing indeed, but that was before I got any of my Money again; my Fellow-Servant wrote it, to signify, that if the Prisoner would return us so much we would acquit her, but she did not dissolve to give me the money then, and so the Note was riven, and I sent for a Constable; the other Woman got away while we were bargaining.
P. No, they let her go, because they had carnal Dealings with her, and they would have been concerned with me in the same way, but I said I would not do any such Thing when there were four Men in Company, and therefore they beat me.
Thomas Thomas , Constable. A Gentleman's Servant called me to go to a House in Hedge-Lane, in St. Martin's Parish; when I came into the Room, I found the Bed taken off the Bedstead, and laid on the Floor; the Prosecutor charged me with the Prisoner, and I carried her before the justice, who order'd her to be searched. I searched her Pocket, and found no more than 2 s. and she offer'd to go aside and let me search her as far as I would.
P. He might easily lose his Money, whenAye, G - d - the Bitch she has pick'd my Pocket. The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10d.
Mr. Lloyd. On Tuesday, the 27th of Feb. about a Quarter past 7, in the Evening, as we were coming in a Coach from Ilford , the Coach was stopt a little on this side the turning that goes to Stepney . I let down the Glass, and the Prisoner came to the Door, and presented a Pistol within the Coach. Pray Friend, says I, take away your Pistol, which he did. Mr. Wightman, who sat on the other side, said, What's the Matter? Why, don't you see his Pistol? says I. Upon that Mr. Wightman starts up, and says, I have got two half Guineas, and some Silver, and I'll give them you presently. Mr. Wightman gave him something; but not satisfied with that, the Prisoner would search him, and then making me stand up, he searched me.
Court. Are you certain that the Prisoner is the Man? Had you any Light to see him by?
Mr. Lloyd. Yes, a Servant attended the Coach with a Moon, and I saw the Prisoner plainly by that; I look'd full at him all the Time. The Moon was a little way off, as far perhaps, as from your Lordship to me; but it was so placed, that it cast a Light into the Coach. After the Prisoner had robb'd us, my Coachman leaning from his Box, I heard a Pistol go off, at which the Horses started and run forward. Next Morning I went to Newgate, and desir'd the Keeper to let me see the Man who was committed. the last Night for such a Robbery; the Person who went to show me the Prisoner, told me, I should not see him singly, because it was a Case, in which a Man's Life was in Danger. This I thought was Humanity; and as it was what I little expected to find in Newgate, I was the more pleas'd with it, and gave the Man some Money. He brought me to a Place, where the first Man I happen'd to cast my Eye on, was the Prisoner: I knew him immediately, and said, That's the Man that robb'd me. The Prisoner answer'd, I am sorry that I ever saw you.
Prisoner. Mr. Lloyd has been to Mr. Akerman, the former Turnkey, to know if I had not been in Jail before.
Mr. Wightman. When the Coach was stopt (as Mr. Lloyd has Sworn) I ask'd what was the Matter? Mr. Lloyd said, Don't you see? And I then perceiv'd the Prisoner presenting a Pistol in the Coach. Says I, pray be civil, I have a Guinea and some Silver. I gave him two half Guineas, and he took half a Crown and some Shillings out of my Pocket. I desir'd him to leave my Keys, and he said he had. He ask'd me, for my Watch, and I told him I had none. My Man rode before the Coach with a Moon, that had 3 Candles in it. But there was another Highwayman, who brought my Man back with the Moon, to the Head of the Wheel-Horses, so that by that Light, I had a full view of the Prisoner, for he had no Mask, and am as positive, as I can be of any thing, that he is the Man who robb'd us.
Richard Bulkley . I was in the Coach with Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Wightman, when they were robb'd; but they turn'd so directly to the Coach-Door, that I could not see that Highwayman's Face, and for the same Reason, I believe, he hardly observ'd me; but I saw the other Highwayman bring the Moon back near to the Coach, and stand over him, to prevent an Alarm. I had got my Money ready to deliver, when the Coachman getting off his Box, fell upon the Highwayman next us; I heard one cry, Shoot! Shoot! and presently a Pistol went off, which I suppose, was fir'd by the other Highwayman; the Horses started at the Noise, and ran to the Turnpike.
Oxton Chapman. I carry'd the Moon, and coming thro' Mile-End, at the End of the Dog-Row, a Highwayman rode up to me, and said, if I offer'd to open my Lips he'd shoot me thro' the Head directly. While the other was robbing the Coach, the Coachman
James Price , Coachman. When the Highwaymen stopt the Moon-Man, I thought it had been a Quarrel, and cry'd Hai! what would you be at? I shall make one among you presently! With that, the Prisoner comes up to me, and says, You saucy old Rogue, I know you well enough, and I have a good mind to shoot you thro' the Head - Stand! And my Master called to me and said, Stand, James! The Prisoner went and robb'd the Coach; and the Light being betwixt me and the other Highwayman, I thought he could not well see to shoot me, and I knew the Prisoner could not, because his Head was in the Coach, and upon that Consideration I struck at the Prisoner twice, and knock'd him down dead.
Court. But he came to Life again ?
Price. Yes, yes; for at the second Blow he call'd to his Comrade and bid him shoot, and shoot he did; Aha! says I, * thee hast mist me, but I have hit + thee.
* To the Highwaymen who fired.
+ To the Prisoner.
Court. Are you sure the Prisoner is the Man you knock'd down?
Price. Sure? yes; I mark'd him well enough to know him again, besides he was never out of my Custody till he was carried before the Justice, and so sent to Newgate.
The Prisoner's Defence.
George Bird . Coming between Stratford and Bow I saw the Coach stop, and saw the Coachman make a Blow at the Prisoner, and knock him down, and I went to assist, and no Body meddled with him but the Coachman and I.
Court. Is this the Prisoner's Witness? He confirms the Prosecutor's Evidence; the Prosecutor should have call'd him.
Bird. The Prosecutor would not have me call'd, because his man should have all the Reward, tho' I ventur'd my Life as well as he when the Pistol was fired. I pick'd up a Pistol where the Coach stood.
Prisoner. Was no Body knock'd down but me?
Bird. Yes, Mr. Vanghan, who came to assist too; but I believe, the Coachman mistook him for one of the Highwaymen.
Prisoner. The Moon-Man said in Smithfield, that he'd hang me right or wrong, for the Reward, and he own'd he never see me before that Night.
Court. But it appears you was taken in the very Fact, carry'd directly before the Justice, and committed to Newgate. There can be no Pretence that you are not the Person.
Prisoner. I was vastly in Liquor, and coming by the Coach I was knock'd down.
Roger Smith . I have known the Prisoner these 20 Years, his Father and Mother were People of honest Character, and he himself was well educated at Exeter, and put Apprentice to a Painter, I never heard any Ill of him before.
Court. Has he follow'd his Business lately?
John Porfit . I keep the White-Hart Inn in High-Holbourn, the Prisoner sometimes us'd my House, I have known him about a Year; I always took him to be a civil, sober, sedate Man, and did not imagine he would be guilty of any such thing as this.
Mr. Wightman. I beg leave, my Lord, to ask Bird, if he knew the Prisoner before the Night he was taken?
Bird. Yes, when I came to see his Face.
Prisoner. When they search'd me before the Justice, they took 4 Guineas and a half, of my own Money, and they can't say that they found any other Money about me.
Mr. Lloyd. He put the Money that he took from Mr. Wightman and me in his Mouth, and I have since heard, that some Money and a Pistol was found in the Road where he was taken.
Court. Sir, you must speak no farther than your Knowledge; what you heard is no Evidence.
Prisoner. I hope your Lordship will order that I may have my own Money again, or that my Wife and Children may have it.
Court. The Court can give no Order about
59, 60, 61, 62, 63. Sarah Harris , Eleanor Conyers , Jane Conyers , Ann Dram , and Sarah Fletcher , for receiving Part of the said Goods, knowing them to be stolen . The Principal was found Guilty to the Value of 39 s. Eleanor Conyers and Sarah Fletcher guilty as Accessaries, and Sarah Harris, Jane Conyers, and Ann Dram acquitted .
64, 65. William Stedman , the Younger , and William Stedman , the Elder , of St. Leonard Bromley , were indicted for Forging and Counterfeiting, and causing to be Forged and Counterfeited, a certain Paper call'd a promissory Note, for 1 l. 15 s. 9 d. in these Words, Settled an Account this fifth Day of August 1732 , between William Stedman and John Turner , when appears due to William Stedman the Sum of 1 l. 15 s. 9 d. which I promise to pay to the said William Stedman , at 2s. 6 d. a Week, till the said Sum of 1 l. 15 s. 9 d. be paid by me I. T. The Mark of John Turner . And for uttering the said forged and counterfeit Note, knowing it to be Forged and Counterfeited, by which Means they did feloniously receive, and defraud the said John Turner , of the said Sum of 1 l. 15 s. 9 d. The Jury acquitted 'em.
Mr. Richardson. On the 27th of January, about Two in the Afternoon, my Chariot was stopp'd on Finchly-Common , by the Prisoner on Horse-back. He held a Pistol to my Breast, and demanded my Money, and threaten'd to shoot me dead if I did not deliver. I gave him two Guineas; and I am very positive to his Person, for I look'd full in his Face all the Time he was robbing me, which was about a Minute, and I have since seen him at Hertford.
Prisoner. What Clothes had I on?
Mr. Richardson. A great Coat, with a large Cape; but I can swear more positive than his Clothes, for he had no Mask, nor any manner of Disguise, not so much as the Cape of his Coat turn'd up.
Joseph Joice . I was behind the Coach. The Prisoner rid up to the Coachman, and said, If he did not stand, he'd shoot him thro' the Head that Moment. Then he went to the Coach-Door, and putting his Pistol into the Coach, he demanded my Master's Gold, and said, he would shoot him, dead if he did not deliver that Moment; my Master gave him something; but he was not contented with it, for he said, he must have more, he would search himself; and then he put his Hand into the Coach. He had a brown Cape-Coat, with the Cape down; he had no Disguise, and I had a full view of his Face, and am very sure that this is the Man.
Prisoner. Did you never own to your Master that you did not know me?
Joice. No; I had no Reason so to do, for I remember both your Face and your Voice.
James Jones . I was on the Coach-box; the Prisoner came leering along, and gallop'd up to my Horse's side. Damn you, says he, Stand! or I'll shoot this Minute. Then he went to the Chariot, and said to my Master, If you don't deliver your Money this Minute, by God I'll shoot! He was bare-faced; I observed that his Hand shook, and I thought I had seen his Face before, but I could not recollect where, nor when.
Prisoner. When you came to see me in Hertford Jail, you said you did not know me.
Jones. No; I told him I had seen him before; and upon that he turned about and said, I might see him behind too.
Prisoner. You said the man that did the Robbery had Grey Eyes and Grey Eyebrows.
Jones. I never said any such Word; I pick'd him out from half the Jail.
Prisoner. You had no Occasion to view me a second time, if you had known me at first; but I shall prove that I was in London when the Robbery was done.
Peter Kenny . The Prisoner was at Work with me all that Day.
Court. What Day?
Kenny. The 27th of January last.
Court. What Business do you follow? and where do you live?
Kenny. I live at the White Perriwig in Duke-street in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields; I am a Perriwig-maker, and the Prisoner is the same Trade.
Court. Are you a Housekeeper?
Kenny No; I keep a Shop there, but not the whole House. I have been there 2 Years. I served part of my time at the Corner of Bow-street, and lived there five Years for my self.
Court. Are you sure the Prisoner was all Day at your Shop on the 27th of January.
Kenny. He was my Journeyman from September last to the half an Hour past 8, on the 14th of February following. On Friday Night, the 26th of January, we lay together; he got up to Work next Morning at 7 o'Clock, and he worked with me till 8 that Night. We both work'd at one Table, he at one end, and I at the other, and I was not out of his Company in all that time, except about 2 o'Clock, when I went to the King's-Head over the way to get a Pint of Beer, but I was not absent above half an Hour.
Court. How came you to take such particular Notice of the 27th of January? was there any thing remarkable in that Day?
Kenny. The 27th of January was a Saturday, which is always a very busy Day with us; and therefore he could not be absent that Day without my taking particular Notice of it. Then he went out of Town the 14th of February, which was but 2 Weeks and odd Days, and 4 or 5 Days afterwards he sent me a Letter that he was in Hertford Jail, and this put me upon recollecting the Day.
Court. What Countryman are you?
Kenny. I have no need to deny my Country; I was born in Ireland.
Court. What Business are you?
Myers. A Surgeon.
Court. How came you to be so punctual as to the time?
Myers. A Patient came to me just after Dinner, and as soon as I had dispatched him I went to the Prisoner, and found him and his Master at work together. His Master went over the way to the Alehouse soon after I came, and then I asked the Prisoner for the money, but he did not pay me.
Court. Did you stay till his Master came back?
Myers. No; I did not stay above a Quarter of an Hour.
Edmund Birk . I bespoke a Wig of Mr. Kenny, and desired to have it made by Friday or Saturday; I called there on Saturday between 10 and 11 in the morning as I was going to the other end of the Town, and I called again as I came back, betwixt one and two, and I saw the Prisoner there (at both times) at work in a Banyan, with his Master - I live in Spittle-Fields.
Arthur Lynch . The Prisoner has been my Servant; I knew him first at Cales in Spain; He then liv'd with a Peruke-maker who work'd for me. But afterwards, being out of Business, I took him into my Service. He was with me about a month in Spain, and then I brought him over with me, and he continued 2 months in my Service here. He had a fair Character in Spain; I trusted him with my Clothes and other Things, and when he left me he return'd his Charge.
Prisoner. One man's Face may be like another's; the Prosecutor and his Servants, who never saw me before I was apprehended, may be mistaken; but my Witnesses have known me for a considerable time. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
67, 68. Ann Hideman and Caleb Jones were indicted for receiving 60 lb. of Lead , the Property of Leonard Philips , (of stealing which William Dowland and Christopher Boyle were convicted last Sessions ) knowing it to be stolen. Acquitted .
Matthew Monger , March 9 .
Matthew Monger. As I was going from my Vessel to Dinner upon St. Mary-Hill , there was a Throng of Carts at the Foot of the Hill; I saw the Prisoner a little before me. He turn'd back at the sore Part of a Coach; we met, I stepp'd aside to give the Way; he jostled me, I gave way again, and he jostled me a second Time. I ask'd him, what he meant by it? And as I look'd him in the Face, I felt the Bag drawn out of my Pocket. He got past me; but upon missing my Bag, I turn'd back upon him, seiz'd him by the Shoulder, and said, You. Rascal, you have robb'd me! As I spoke, I saw my Bag upon the Ground. He stampt upon it, and said, If you have lost any Thing, there it is - Let me go. No, says I, I don't know but you may have taken something out of it. I took the Bag up, and sent for a Constable. We carry'd the Prisoner to the Blue-Anchor Alehouse, and search'd him (because another Man had lost 17 Guineas the same Day) and we found a Guinea and a Half upon him.
Prisoner. Did you find any of your Money upon me?
M. Monger. No; my Money was all in the Bag.
Prisoner. Did you see me drop the Bag?
M. Monger. No; but no Body was so near me as the Prisoner, when I lost the Money, nor any Body, except my self, so near the Bag when it was dropt, as the Prisoner was, by some Yards.
Prisoner. There was a Crowd of People about us.
M. Monger. There were several People not far of; but none besides the Prisoner, were at that Time, near enough to take the Bag or drop it.
Juryman. When you felt the Bag drawn out off your Pocket, was there no Body but the Prisoner near enough to have taken it?
M. Monger. We were betwixt the Wall and a Coach, and there was none but he and I there, within the length of that Coach, and I catch'd him within ten Steps.
Daniel Gough . I was at the Post at the Bottom of the Hill. The Prisoner stept over, and the Prosecutor follow'd and collar'd him, and said, he had robb'd him. I heard something drop at that Time. It chinck'd like Money. I look'd and saw the Purse in the Prosecutor's Hand, and it was dirty. He call'd for a Constable, and I went for one.
Prisoner. Did you see me drop it?
D. Gough. No; I only heard it fall, and it fell at your Feet.
Juryman. Was any Body near the Prosecutor and the Prisoner, when the Purse was dropp'd.
D. Gough. I can't be positive how near, but no Body was close. There might be some Body within a Yard or two; but I can't say whether there were or no.
John Mason . At the Blue Anchor before the Bag was open'd, the Prosecutor said, there was in it, 6 Guineas, 39s. a Two-Sons (French) Piece, and a broken Watch-Key. Then we empty'd the Bag, and the Contents agreed exactly with what he said.
M. Monger. I had that Money and Key in the Bag, but I thought there was no need to put the Two-Sous Piece, and the Key in the Indictment.
Prisoner. I shall prove that the Prosecutor dropt the Bag himself.
Thomas Jefferies . I am a Bricklayer's Labourer; as I was going behind a Man at the Corner of St. Mary Hill (just against the Place where the Coal-Porters walk) I saw something drop from this Man like a white Bag, and I took it.
Court. Did you take it up?
T. J. Yes; and says the Man, What have you taken up? A Bag, says I. Is it yours? says he. No; says I. Why, then it's mine, says he. How do you know? says I. Because, says he, I just now dropt it. And so I gave it into his Hand: And in a little better than a Minute, he said, his Pocket was pick'd of a Bag, of a Purse.
Court. Did he say of that Bag?
T. J. He said a Bag, but not whether it was that Bag or another.
Court. Did he not say, that he had the Person (who pick'd his Pocket) in Custody.
T. J. He had not miss'd the Bag, before I took it up; but in a Minute or 2 after, he challeng'd the Prisoner.
Court. Was you acquainted with the Prisoner before this?
Court. How came you hither?
T. J. The Mob desir'd me.
Pris. I supoena'd him.
Court. When you saw the Prisoner was charg'd with stealing the Bag, did you take any Notice to any Body that you had found it?
T. J. Yes; I spoke of it there, and upon that the Prisoner ask'd me, who I was, and where I liv'd? I told him I liv'd in Westminster, and so I went about my Business, and he afterwards sent a Porter to me.
Court. Whether was you going then?
T. J. To my Master, a Bricklayer in St. Catherine's, for whom I was to go to work at Greenwich.
Court. What's his Name?
Court. It would have been a friendly Part if you had gone before the Justice. or but to the Blue-Anchor, to have clear'd an innocent Man, by giving the same Account, as you have done here. How happen'd it that you did not?
T. J. I thought it was no Concern of mine, and so I went to my Work.
William Rowland . My Wife sells Oysters. I went that very Day with her to Billingsgate to help her up with them, and while I was waiting, I saw the Prosecutor drop something in a white Bag like Money, and presently he ran after the Prisoner, who was 6 or 7 Yards off, and charged him with picking his Pocket, and there was 5 or 6 People following, and some Man took up the Bag.
Court. Did you hear any Words between the Prosecutor and Prisoner?
W. R. Yes; I heard something when the Prisoner was taken; but I was afraid I should lose my Wife in the Hurly-burly, and so I went away, and my Wife speaking of it afterwards, some Body ask'd her where she liv'd, and so the Prisoner came to find me out.
Jane Cook . In my way to Orange-Lane, I went to Billingsgate to buy some Fish, and I heard an Uproar as how they had taken the Prisoner for the Reward, and there was another man ran away towards Tower-Hill; but the Prisoner walked very slow 6 or 7 Yards from the Prosecutor who ran after him to catch him, and said he had pick'd his Pocket.
Court. Did the Prosecutor say so before he had taken the Prisoner?
J. C. Yes.
Henry Allen . I live in Moorfields; as I was by Billingsgate there stood a Gentleman, and a man pick'd up something White, and the Gentleman said it was his, and the man gave it to him, and the Gentleman said he believed his Pocket was pick'd; but I met the Prisoner 6 Yards off before the money was pick'd up; but I was upon urgent Business, and could not stay to see the upshot. I was afterwards drinking at a House in Moorfields, and there happened to be an Acquaintance of the Prisoner's there, and I was telling him what I had seen, and so he desired me to come and give Evidence.
Court. Pray, what was your urgent Business ?
H. A. I was going to a Dutch Hambro' merchant in St. Katharine's.
C. What's his Name?
H. A. Mr. Carle; he keeps an Alehouse at the Prince of Sweden's Head.
C. A Hambro' merchant, and keep an Alehouse?
H. A. Yes, my master used to serve him with Muffs.
C. What Trade is your master?
H. A. A Weaver; he lives in Chissel-street,
C. A Weaver, and make muffs?
H. A. He's a muff maker too as well as a Weaver.
C. What's his Name? H. A. Mr. Wilmot.
Ann Sulvan . I live in Bunhill-Fields ; I went to Rag-Fair with Betty Matthews to buy some Linings for a Gown; and from thence we went to Billingsgate to buy some Eels, and just as we came thither there was a little Crowd, and a Gentleman said he was robbed, and he stepped after a young man and seized him, and said, You took my Money, and I'll have you to the Compter; and so we went to Billingsgate, and in going home we saw some People in Bread-street hard by the Justice's Door, and they told us the young man was sent to Newgate; and so we went to Newgate, and told him what we had seen, and where we lived.
C. Officer, take Sulvan out of Court while this Witness is examined; what did you and Sulvan do at Billingsgate?
E. M. We cheapened some Eels.
C. Did either of you buy any? E. M. No.
C. What did you buy at Rag Fair?
E. M. Some old Linnen for Body Linings.
C. Of whom?
E. M. Of a Woman that stands in the Fair.
C. How much money did you lay out?
E. M. About four Shillings.
C. Was the other Woman with you then?
E. M. No; we both went into an Alehouse, and had a Pint of Beer; I left her there, and went and bought the Linnen, and then I went to her again.
C. Where did you part after you went from Newgate?
E. M. At Pye-Corner, and then I went home.
C. At what time?
E. M. Between 2 and 3 o'Clock.
C. Now bring the other Woman in again?
Officer. My Lord, she's run away.
C. Why did you let her go, when she was committed to your Care?
Officer. My Lord, thought she was only to be put out of Court.
C. Did he appear to follow any Business?
J. W. I don't know as to that, he appeared as a Gentleman, or a Tradesman.
C. Don't you think it reasonable when a Stranger lies at an Alehouse 5 or 6 Weeks to enquire who or what he is?
J. W. That was no Business of mine as long as he behaved like a good hones t Man.
Prisoner. 'Tis the greatest murder in the World to send me to Jail for nothing at all. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
70, 71, 72. Thomas Wadsworth , William White , and JohnPowell , alias Fisherman , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of William Williams , and stealing four Canisters, 3 lb. of Tea, 52 lb. of Sugar, and 2 Brass Weights, Jan. 30. between 12 and 1 in the Night ; the Jury acquitted them of the Burglary, and found them Guilty of the Felony only .
76. Ann Savage was indicted for stealing 2 Gowns, a Cloak, 40 Dozen of Silk Laces, 40 Dozen of Silk Breed, 40 Dozen pieces of Galloon, and other Things, the Goods of Robert Farrel , in the House of James Nichols , Jan. 29 . Acquitted .
77. William Norman* was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Paul Rankin , and stealing a Camblet Gown, value 9 s. a Silk Gown, value 20 s. a Crape Gown, value 12 s. a Camblet Cloak, value 9 s. a Banyan, a Waistcoat, a Rug Coat, and 2 Aprons, the Goods of Thomas Thornhill , Jan. 3 . about 10 at Night . And
* Norman was convicted of Felony last Sessions, and was order'd for Transportation. See the last Sessions Paper, p. 71.
Ann Thornhill . I live in Mr Paul Rankin's House in St. James's-Market ; on the 3d of January last, at 8 at Night, I left my Room safe, my Sash down, and my Door lock'd, and went up to my Landlady; when I came down about 10, my Sash was lifted up, and my Goods were gone. - I lost a Black andBrown Cloth Waistcoat , and a Banyan of several Colours.
Edward Powers . The Prisoner Norman, and I, and Will. Morris, (the other Prisoner's Son) and * Cockey Chambers, (who was executed since last Sessions) broke this House. We pull'd the Window Shutter open. Norman went in with a dark Lanthorn, and I with a Pistol, and we took away these Goods.
* He was try'd by the Name of Will. Chamberlain. See the last Sessions Paper, pag. 71.
Court. Describe the Goods.
Powers. There was a Silk Gown striped, it was a sort of darkish Purple and White, a Crape Gown Black and White, a Camblet Gown Brownish. A Camblet Cloak, - I don't remember the Colour. A Rug Coat, Red; A Wastcoat Brownish, and a Banyan of a stingey Colour - A sort of a Roarer [Aurora]; there was a Pair of Black Stockings too. We carried the Goods to the Prisoner, Eliz. Morris; she keeps a Smith's Shop at the Sign of the Jack and Half Moon in Eagle-Court by the New Church in the Strand, and we sold her the Silk Gown. She knew how we came by them. Her Son Will. and I have gone a thieving together these three Months.
Norman. Powers swears this against me, because he knows I have been under Misfortunes, and have been an Evidence in this Court. But I have Witness that I was sick on the 2d and 3d of January, when this Fact was done.
C. How came you to remember those Days any more than any other?
J. B. I have cause to remember the 4th of January, for it was my Wedding-Day 24 Years ago, and I have acknowledged it ever since, and I had a Bit of roast Pork that Day; and Norman and his Wife were both sick of the new Distemper, and they had Rosemary and Treacle, and they both eat some of my roast Pork.
C. Then they were not so bad but they could eat Pork? Did you never see Powers at your House.
J. B. I don't know him. - But I can swear that Norman was not abroad the Day before the 4th of January; for I was at home all that Week, though sometimes I go a Nursing.
C. Can you be positive that you was not out at all in the Evening of the 3d of January ?
J. B. I can't say as to that - I might be out in the Evening. -
Eliz. Morris. I own I had an undutiful Son, but I could not help what he did; for if I spoke but a Word, he would presently beat and abuse me. I have often forbid Powers coming to my House.
Wm Hadly . I am a Smith, I work for Mrs. Morris, and have lived in the House seven or eight Years. Her Husband has left her these two Years. Her chief Business is making Stove-Grates. I never knew that she bought any Goods but old Iron. Powers would come to her House, and set her Son to quarrel with her; and while her Son was beating and abusing her, Powers would sit in the Chair and laugh. If she had bought stolen Goods I must have seen 'em, for she has no back Room.
C. Do you know nothing of a Trap-Door under her Bed?
Hadly. There is a Place under her Bed where she puts her Files, but it is a turn-up Bed.
Francis Skelborn . I sell Stove Grates, and she works for me and for Mr. Sparks in the Strand, and Mr. Child at Temple-Bar. I have laid out 40 l. a Year with her. Some particular Neighbours may speak ill of her, on Account of her Son, who, indeed, had a vile Character. I have seen him beat her like a Stock-Fish, and break her Goods to Pieces before her Face.
C. What particular Neighbours are those?
F. S. Some that sent her Son to Bridewel.
Mary Whitehead . I have known her ten or eleven Years. She deals with me for Coals, and I never knew but she had an honest Character, 'till I heard of this.
Wm Rancy . I have known her three and twenty Years, and have work'd seven Years in the House before she came. I recommended her and her Husband to take the Shop, and I work'd for them seven Years. The Hole under the Bed was made before she took the House. It was on purpose to put Files in, that they might not all be in Use at a Time, but be delivered out as they were wanted. The Jury acquitted her, and found Norman Guilty . Death .
Mag. Fleetwood. I live in Newtoner's-Street . The Prisoner was my Servant . I had put my Money in a China Cup in a Corner Cupboard. On the 8th of March, about 10 at Night, while I was asleep by the Kitchen-Fire, my Money was lost. When I waked, I said to my Child, Where is Betty? The Child said, she went into my Room, and then went out. I presently mistrusted what had happen'd, I went to the Cupboard, and my Cup and Money were gone. I found her next Day in Bird-Cage-Alley in the Mint.
John Shirtliff . After the Prisoner was taken, she was brought to the White-Horse against the Six-Canns in Holbourn. She there return'd 16 Guineas and a Moidore, and said, she was sorry for what she had done. She own'd she had taken 19 Guineas, and a Moidore in all; but said, she had fetch'd her Clothes out of pawn with the rest. When she was before the Justice, she confess'd that if she could not have found an Opportunity of getting the Money so easily as she did, her Husband (as she call'd him) wouldhave come and murder'd both her Mistress and the Child.
M. Fleetwood. It has terrify'd me so, that I could never since lye down to sleep at rest.
John Fairclough . Those who took the Prisoner, lodg'd in the Prosecutor's House, and knew the Prisoner's Haunts. I was present when she return'd 16 Guineas and a Moidore, and I heard her say before the Justice. It was well I had such an Opportunity of taking the Money, or else, my Husband, who put me upon it, would have made me have murder'd my Mistress and her Daughter.
Prisoner. When I went to my Mistress, we agreed to part at any time, without Warning, I pick'd up the Money from the Ground; and my Mistress and I having had some Words, and my Husband calling upon me just after, he would not let me stay any longer, and so I went away with him. The Jury found her Guilty . Death .
80. Sarah Abbot , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Watch value 3 l. from the Person of Henry Myer , Feb. 17 . but no Evidence appearing she was Acquitted , and the Court order'd the Prosecutor's Recognizance to be Estreated.
84. Richard Cross was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in defrauding John Hall of eleven Bars of Iron, value 3 l. by pretending to be the Servant of John Ray , and that he was sent by him , March 19 . Acquitted .
85. William Murphy was indicted for a Misdemeanor, in defrauding Lydia Raymond of 5 s. by pretending to assist the Widows of several Sea-Officers, by means of a Petition for their Relief, &c. Acquitted .
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:
Received Sentence of Death 7.
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II. The History of the Old and New Testament Extracted from the sacred Scriptures. To which are added The Lives, Travels, and Sufferings of the Apostles 3 with an Exact historical Chronology of such Matters as are related in the Holy Bible. Illustrated with two hundred and sixty Cuts, in Folio. By R. Blomer; price 2 l. 10 s.
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THE LIVES of the most remarkable Criminals, who have been condemn'd and executed, for Murder. Highway, House-Breaking, Street-Robberies. Coming, or other Offences, from the Year 1720 to the Present Time: Containing particularly, the Lives of Mrs. Griffith for the Murder of her Maid; Kennedy the Pyrate; Molony and Carrick, Highway-man; Brinsden who murder'd his Wife; Levee and the rest of his Gang, Street-Robbers; Capt. Massy for Pyracy; Roch for Pyracy and Murder; a full Account of the Waltham Blacks; the famous Jack Shephard ; his Companion Blueskin; and Towers who was hang'd for setting up the new Mint. Collected from Original Papers and Authentick Memories. To which is prefix'd a Preface, containing a General View of the Laws of England, with aspect to Capital Offences.
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N. B. Vol. II. is in the Press, and will be publish'd with all convenient Expedition.