Wednesday the 11th, Thursday the 12th, and Friday the 13th of September, in the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.
Being the Seventh SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM BILLERS, Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of LONDON, in the Year 1734.
Printed for J. WILFORD, behind the Chapter-House, near
St. Paul's. M,DCC,XXXIV.
BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM BILLERS , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder; Mr. Serjeant Urlin, Deputy-Recorder of the City of London; and others 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.
4. Mary Eager , of Hampstead , was indicted for the Murder of John Essex , by giving him with a Knife, one mortal Wound in the upper Part of the Left-thigh, near the Groin, of the Length of three Quarters of an Inch, and Depth of 4 Inches, of which Wound he instantly died , August 30 .
She was a second Time indicted on the Statute of Stabbing, and a third Time on the Coroner's Inquest.
Elias Mealing . On Friday was seven-night, between 6 and 7 in the Evening, as the Deceas'd and I and his Son, a Child about 8 Years old, were going to Hampstead, we went into the House of John Andrews , where we found the Prisoner sitting in a Chair, and eating a Pear; we call'd for a Quartern of Liquor. The Deceas'd sat down by the Prisoner, and gave her a Dram, and she gave each of us a Pear, and then she got up and stood against the Wall, just by where Andrews was sitting upon his Seat at work - he makes Leather-Clogs. The Deceas'd went to her, and said, My dear, I'll have a Kiss. And in a Minute or two, he flew back, and cry'd, O Lord! O Lord! I'm stabb'd ! He had a Loin of Mutton in his Lap, I took it from him, and saw that he was wounded in the Thigh. I did not see any Knife in her Hand, but a Knife drop'd from her side upon Mr. Andrews's Seat, and it was bloody. There was no Quarrel betwixt them, nor one Word of Anger, nor did the Deceas'd offer any Rudeness to her; he only said he would kiss her, but did not kiss her then, tho' he had kiss'd her before when she sat in the Chair.
John Andrews . While I was at work the Prisoner came and stood by me at the Window. I said, Stand aside if you can't be quiet; for the Deceas'd had been playing with her. Then she came down behind my Right-hand, and presently I heard the Deceas'd cry, I am stabb'd! I turn'd about and saw the Blood run, but saw no Knife in her Hand. The
John Gassen . When I came in, the Prisoner and the Deceas'd were sitting together, and he bob'd the Rump of a Loin of Mutton against her Apron and her Breast. They drank together, and then she went to the other side of the Room, and he follow'd her, and in three Minutes, he cry'd, Lord she has stabb'd me! He had his Hand upon her Shoulder, but did not offer any Rudeness, nor were there any Words between them at that time. He had kiss'd her before she got up, but there was no Anger, nor struggling upon that Account, for she liked it well enough. The Child call'd out to his Uncle Mealing, O Uncle, she has dropp'd the Knife, and then I saw the Knife bloody on Andrews's Seat.
Mr. Kersey, Surgeon. The Wound enter'd the upper Part of the Thigh, a little below the Groin, and divided the crural Artery, so that the Wound was Mortal; for the Deceas'd lost so much Blood, that it was impossible to save his Life. I said to the Prisoner, Was it not barbarous to stab the Man thus? And she answered, Tho' I did stab him, it was but in jest. I reply'd, You will not much care to be hang'd for your Jest. Who heard me say that I stabb'd him? Says she. Why I did, you impudent Jade, says I. I have heard that she and two or three more Women like her self used to resort to Hornsey-Lane.
Prisoner. I was eating a Pear when they came in. They call'd for Gin and Anniseed, and gave me a Dram; I got up and took up the Knife to pate a Pear. The Deceas'd bob'd at me with a Rump of Mutton, and went to put his Hands under my Coats. I gave him a push and bid him stand away, and some how he run against the Knife, and I did not know he was wounded 'till he cry'd out.
Meally. She had then no Pear in her Hand, for she gave me the last.
Prisoner. No, I had another.
Three or Four Women appear'd to the Prisoners Character, and deposed they had known her a great many Years; that she sold Fruit, was a very honest and industrious quiet peaceable Women, and never inclin'd to passion, and they had never heard any thing amiss in her Character.
Justice - She has a most infamous Character, she and her Companions are the common Pest of the Place. I have had several Informations against them; they make it their common practice to lie in Highgate-lane, and expose their Bodies to all comers for a Penny or Two-pence a time.
They found her guilty of Manslaughter .
5. George Turner , was indicted for the Murder of Ann Croft , by forcing a Horse on which he rode to run against her, by which means the Horse threw her down, and with his Feet kick'd her on the Head, and thereby gave her several mortal Wounds and Bruises in the Head, on the 1st of August last; of which Wounds and Bruises she languish'd till the 8th Day of the same Month, and then dy'd.
He was a second time indicted on the Coroner's inquisition for Manslaughter.
John Corder . On the 1st of August I saw the Prisoner come riding over Fulham-bridge, and turn up Bear-street, which is the High-street in Fulham . He rid a full Gallop as fast as his Horse could well go. In turning the Corner going into Bear-street he had like to have rid over a Maid who was leading two Children. One of the Children fell down, but whether the Horse kick'd the Child or no I can't tell. On the Child's falling he look'd back, and then whipt his Horse forward. I stood then at the King's-Arm Door which faces Bear-street.
Prisoner. Did not the Horse run away with me?
Corder. No, I saw you whip him.
John Goodwin . After the Prisoner turn'd the Corner by the Church-bridge, he whipt his Horse into Bear-street as hard as he could go, for he was presently out of sight, though he came a great pace before he turn'd the Corner.
Robert South . As I was going up the Town with a piece of Timber on my Shoulder, the Deceas'd was crossing the way; and the Prisoner came Riding full speed from the Corner of Bear Street; and at 9 or 10 Yards distance from the Deceas'd, he call'd out to her to get out of the way. She endeavour'd to do so as fast as she could; but instead of that, as it happen'd, she got more in the way, for the Horse jumpt out of the Track; and taking a wheel towards the Posts in the Path-way, ran against the Deceas'd and beat her down; and his Hind-Leg catch'd in her Petticoats and threw him upon his Knees. This was about 20 Yards from the Corner turning out of Bear-Street, and I believe 200 Yards from the Church-bridge - My Face was not towards the Prisoner when he first call'd out.
Peter Osgood . I stood at the King's-Arms Door: The Prisoner rid up Bear-Street, and when he came over against Dr. Dwight's Door, which is about 20 Yards from where I was, he gave the Horse 2 or 3 cuts, though I thought the Horse went as fast as he could before.
Council. How did he hold the Horse?
Osgood. With his left Hand, and cut him softly with right Hand.
Council. Did you apprehend that he endeavour'd to stop the Horse or force him forward?
Osgood. I thought he did not endeavour to stop, but rather to push him forward.
South. Yes, the Horse's foot hitch'd in her Petticoats, and so he fell on his Knees and you fell over his Head, and then you got up and desir'd me to assist you in helping the Deceas'd up.
John Snow . I keep the King's-Arms. I stood under my Gateway when the Prisoner rid up the Town: He whipt his Horse 2 or 3 times, and said to Osgood, That Fellow ought to be knocked off his Horse to prevent his doing Mischief. I did not see him ride against the Deceased, for I was about 150 Yards off.
John Lovejoy. My Shop's about half way between the Kings-Arms and the Place where the Accident happen'd. The Prisoner whipt his Horse as he rode by my Door, and a Butcher said to him, You Blood of a Bitch! What do you ride so hard for? You'll do some Mischief.
John Cook the Butcher. You Son of a Bitch you, says I, What do you ride so fast along the street for? You'll ride over Somebody by and by. The Prisoner made some answer, but I did not hear what it was, and his Horse run rather faster than before. Indeed I did not see him whip or spur the Horse, but he bore upon his Stirrups and lean'd forward; and I did not observe that he endeavour'd to pull the Horse in.
John Beacham . I was going out of my Father's Yard with a piece of Timber, and was about 10 Yards from the Accident. My Face was towards the Prisoner as he rid by our Gate, and just after he past me, my Partner, Robin South , said, Damn you come out; the Man has rid over the Woman. I look'd, and the Prisoner was beat down, and the Prisoner's left Foot hung in the Stirrup, and part of his Body was on the Ground; but getting up, he raised the Deceas'd, but she fell again in his Lap, For God sake Brother, says he, lend me a Hand to help her up, and so I did. Before the Prisoner came to our Gate I heard Somebody call out, Get out of the way, but am not sure it was he that spoke.
Court. Did the Horse stand still after he was disentangled?
Beacham. No; he run down Sow gilders-Lane.
- Wilkins. After the Accident, the Prisoner was carried to the King's-Arms. He was looking out of the Window as I was going by, and I said to him, It's a sad Misfortune that you have been guilty of, and it's strange that you could not stop your Horse. He answer'd, I bid her get out of the way - But if it cost me 50 or 60 l. I shan't value that.
William Hassam . I was in the Room where the Prisoner was detain'd 2 or 3 Hours. He struck his whip upon the Table, and said, God Damn it, here I am detain'd for killing one old Woman, and I might have kill'd half a dozen in London - and then he turn'd about and look'd out of the Window.
William Ward . I heard him say, God Damn it, I am contain'd here for nothing. What signifies killing an old Woman or two? If I had been in London I might have killed 5 or 6 in the time.
Robert Price , Surgeon. The Deceas'd past by my Door, and spoke to me a little before the Accident. In half an Hour I was sent for, and found her in the Road Speechless, and to all appearance Dead. She had a large contused Wound in her Head, a little above the Temporal Muscle, and her Skull was laid bare. She had likewise another contused Wound on her Nose. She died on the 8th of August, about 11 at Night.
The Prisoner's Defence.
Prisoner. I was coming from Petersham to London; I paid the Turnpike at Putney-gate, and as I was going over the Bridge, about the middle of it, a Knife Grinder set down his Barrow, at which the Horse started, and had like to have thrown me over the Rails into the Thames; and then he ran forward with such force, that the Fulham Turnpike keeper perceiving it, he threw open the Gate for fear I should fall upon the Spikes. My Horse got the Bitt out of his Mouth, so that I could not manage him. I call'd to the Woman to get out of the way; and told her I could not stop the Horse. And if I gave him a Cut or two it was to prevent his running against a Post.
William Hart . I am a Servant to Mr. Toriana. I was with the Prisoner when he paid the Turnpike at Putney, and going over the Bridge, a Knife-grinder coming from Fulham, set down his Barrow, at which the Prisoner's Horse took such a Fright, that I thought he would have leap'd over the Rails. The Turnpike Man at Fulham threw open the Gate, and let him through; and he ran as fast as he could go, till I lost sight of him.
Martha Butler . I stood up for fear of the Horse. The Prisoner call'd 3 or 4 times to the Deceas'd to get out of the way, and he held his Horse as much as he could; but the Horse ran against the Deceas'd, and threw her down in Sow-gelders-lane.
Court. Sow-gelders-lane? I apprehend (by what the other Witnesses swore) that it was in Bear-street?
Butler. Sow-gelders-lane turns out of Bear-street - The Corner goes by a sort of around, and it was a little way down this Lane that she was kill'd - It is not much farther than to yonders Spikes - So that the Prisoner could not see the Deceas'd before he came to this turning.
Cornelius Matthews. I stood at the End of Sow-gelders-lane. I heard the Prisoner cry out before I saw him, and I did not see him till he turn'd the Corner, and then he lean'd back with his Hands to the Reins, and in a Minute's time the Horse was down, and the Rider too.
Mr. Wailwright. The Day after the Misfortune the Prisoner came to me, and exprest a great deal of concern, and desired me to Visit the Deceas'd, which I did - I never saw him disguis'd in Liquor, I believe he is as sober a Man as any in the World; and I don't think he would hurt a Worm.
The Prisoner's Master. The Prisoner was a very sober Man - I know the Horse was apt to start; and when he did, there was Nobody could stop; him for the more he was pull'd back the worse he would be, and the Prisoner was not used to ride him.
Mr. Horn. I knew it was a run-away Horse - I have known the Prisoner a great many Years; a very sober, civil, and obliging Servant ; and if he was out of Place to Morrow, I would take him before any other.
The Jury acquitted him, and found that Ann Cross received her Death Accidentally .
The Council for the King open'd, that the Prisoner was a Porter at Lion's-Inn, that he had been seen to take indecent liberties with the Child: And her Parents being inform'd of it, they whipt her, and charged her never to go near him again: But that not long afterwards, they found the Child so much out of order, that she was forced to be put under the care of a Surgeon.
Mr. Coland, and Mr. Serafton, two Surgeons, Deposed, that they examin'd the Child, and found a small Inflamation in her Parts, but did not think is was the Venereal Disorder, nor was there any Laceration, and without that there could not be a Penetration.
The Jury acquitted the Prisoner.
7 Judith Cupid, alias Euper , was indicted for stealing a Silk-gown and Petticoat value 4 l. 4 s. and other things the Goods of Susan Snell , and 5 Silver-spoons, Linen and other Things, the Goods of Christopher Gibson ; in the House of Thomas Cobb , August 29 .
The Prisoner was Servant to Mr. Gibson, who had Lodgings in Mr. Cobb's House at Stoke-Newington . She went away with the Goods, but was soon after taken, part of the Goods upon her, and the greater part were by her Directions found in the House of Alexander Walker , to whom she had Pawn'd them.
The Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Mr. Bird. I kept the Ship-Tavern at Temple-Bar and was burnt out by the Fire that happen'd there, on the 23d of July, about 2 in the Morning - And afterwards a Man came, and enquir'd, if I had not lost a Silver Cup, and a Brass-candlestick - I knew the Cup was mine by the Mark, but was not so positive to the Candlestick, and therefore did not put it in the Indictment.
James Jemmit . I keep a Brandy-shop at the End of Gloucester-Court in White-Cross-street. On the 23d of July between 6 and 7 in the Morning, the Prisoner came to my Shop for a Dram. The Woman had something ty'd up in a Handkerchief, and desir'd me to let her leave it a little while in my Shop, and let Nobody but her have it. So she put it upon the head of a Cask, and they both went away together; the Man came again by himself, in half an Hour, and wanted the Bundle. No, says I, the Woman bid me deliver it to Nobody but herself. Well, says he, then take care of it and don't let her have it except I come with her, for there is something of Value in it. Something of Value? Says I, Then it can never belong to her, for she thinks herself rich when she's worth a Bushel of Cinders - You must know she's a Cinder-Wench - It's no matter for that, says he, there is a Salver Taster in it. So I opens the Handkerchief, and there was a Parcel of Rabbit-skins, a Brass-candlestick, and this Silver-cup. Is this your Taster? Says I, 'tis a good sizeable one! By and by in comes the Woman, and I charges a Constable with them. And upon enquiring I found out the Prosecutor; I had never seen Edesbury before, but the Woman had been several times at my Shop.
Sarah Griffin . I had been at Covent-Garden Market, and as I came back I found this man (Edesbury) standing at the Fire. He had got the Cup and Candlestick under his Coat, and he ask'd me if I knew any House where I could leave them for him.
Court. It seems you were taken up together.
Edesbury. That's true to be sure; but I never had the least acquaintance with her till that Morning when I happen'd to see her at the Fire - I was drinking at the Woolpack in Petticoat-Inn till 12 at Night, with others of the Craft - The gentle Craft, my Lord; and there was a Prize-shoe to be shewn, and after that I went to see one of my Shop-mates home to St. Martin's lane; and in coming back I saw this Woman at the Fire with these Things in her Apron. You Bitch you, says I, what have you got in your Lap? She said it was something she had found, and then she ask'd where Tom Gilpin was -
Edesbury. That's well observed indeed, my Lord - I believe I over-run my self a little there - I have but a bad memory, for I forgot the main Article - Yes, I had seen her before, for I and my Shop-mate and Tom Gilpin, coming from Petticoat-lane, met this Creature in Cheapside and pick'd her up; Tom asked her to go to Drury-lane, and she agreed to it: But there she dropt me, and my Shop-mate went along with Tom; and so I and my Shop mate went to St. Martin's-lane together; and as I came back I met this Bitch at the Fire, and ask'd her what she had got in her Apron, and so she came to ask me where Tom Gilpin was; You Bitch, says I, You have must reason to know where he is, for you were with him last. And then she and I went through Temple Bar into Fleet-street, and turn'd down Chancery-lane, and so came to Fetter lane, and then to Shoe-lane, and down Harp-Alley to Fleet-ditch, and up Fleet-lane to the Old-Baily, and cross Newgate-street to Giltspur-street, and through Pye-Corner into Smithfield, and so to Long-lane, and cross Aldersgate-street to Barbican, and then down Red-Cross-street, and up White-Cross-street to Jemmit's Brandy-shop; and there we drank together, and she left the Things and then we parted.
Court. But you thought fit to call there and demand the Bundle, as if you had aright to it; and it seems you knew there was something of value in it.
Jemmit again. When the Constable came, Edesbury said, for Christ's sake be favourable, or I shall be hang'd for these Things; and he own'd they were taken at the Fire.
Edesbury. I said I believ'd she had stole them there - And has for her part she got drunk, and gave Jemmit a slap of the Chops as she was going into Newgate.
The Jury found both the Prisoners Guilty .
11. John Green , was indicted for assaulting Mary Cowley in an open Field near the High Way , putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Leghorn Hat , a Cap, and a Top Knot , a muslin Apron, and 2 Handkerchiefs , August 2 .
He was a second time indicted for assaulting Elizabeth the Wife of John Cowley , putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Leg-horn Hat, a Muslin-hood, a Cap, an Apron, 2 Handkerchiefs, and 18 d. at the same Time and Place .
He was a third time indicted for assaulting Susan the Wife of Walter With , putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Leghorn Hat, a Cap, 2 Handkerchiefs, an Apron, a Callimanco gown, a Silver Thimble, and 3 s. at the same Time and Place .
At the Prisoner's Prayer the Witnesses against him were examined a-part.
John West . I think it was on Saturday, the 2d of August, between 9 and 10, but nearer 10 than 9 at Night, as I and Mary Cowley , Elizabeth Cowley , and Susannah With were going over the Fields, between West-End and Kilburn : I being foremost, the Prisoner came up to me with a Pistol in his
Court. Are you sure it was Saturday Night?
West. I am not certain as to that; but it was the same Day as Hampstead-Fair was on, for we had all been at the Fair that Day, and were going home to Kilburn - I believe it was not Saturday, because we took him at work next Morning.
Elizabeth Cowley . On Friday, the 2d of of August, as we were returning from Hampstead-Fair, in the Field, near the Road, betwixt West-End and Kilburn, a Man, in a white Frock and metal Buttons past by us, and said, Good Night, Gentlewomen; Good Night, Neighbour. When he was gone, we said to John West , Do you know him? And he answered, Yes; he lives at Paddington. When we came to the End of the Field, the same Man started out upon West, from behind a Hedge, and said, Damn your Blood! your Money! He took 3 s. 6 d. from West, then he robb'd me, and my Daughter, and Mrs. With. He took my Hat and Cap, a muslin Hood, an Apron, two Handkerchiefs, and 18 d. and after that he went again to West, and made him pull out his Buckles. It was then between 9 and 10, but nearer 10 than 9 I think the Prisoner is the Man, for I took pretty good notice of him; he had a light Wig on, and he was new shaved. He was taken next Morning, and I believe he had on the same white Frock that he has now, and had when he robb'd us.
Mary Cowley . My Mother and I, and two Neighbours, John West , and Susan With , had been at the Fair, and were going home to Kilburn. We had had more Company, but they parted from us at a Cross-path. A Man came by us, and said, Good Night, Ladies; Good Night, Neighbour. As soon as he was gone, some of us said to West, Who is that, John? and he said, I believe I know him; but I can't call to mind his Name. When we came to the End of the Field, which was within two Fields of our own home; the same Man bolted out from a Bush; Lord bless me! says my Mother. The Man came up to John, and said, Damn your Blood, your Money. Then he robb'd John, and afterwards robb'd us. He took from me a Leghorn Hat, a Cap and Topknot, a muslin Apron, and two Handkerchiefs. It was between 9 and 10 at Night, but nearer 10 than 9. He was in a white fustian Frock, with metal Buttons, and a white Wig; and to the best of my Knowledge the Prisoner is the same Man. We found him the next Morning a Mowing at Paddington, and he had then on a white Frock and metal Buttons; but I am not sure it is the same, for I thought it look'd cleaner.
Susan With . On the 2d of August, between 9 and 10 at Night, but nearer 10 than 9, as we were going over the Fields, betwixt Kilburn and West-End, a Man in a white fustian Frock with metal Buttons overtook us, and said, Good Night, Neighbours; and so he went forward, and I said to West, Do you know him, John? Yes; says he, but I can't remember his Name. He robb'd John first, clapping a Pistol to his Breast, and then me, and the other two Women. He took from me a Hat, a Cap, two Handkerchiefs, an Apron, a Callimanco-Gown, and 3 s. 6 d. and afterwards he went to John again, and made him pull out his Buckles. When he got what he could, he bid us go on, and said he would leave our Clothes in the Field. Next Day, when the Prisoner was taken, he had on, as I believe, the same Frock, and I believe he is the same Man that robb'd us.
William Sands. I live at Paddington; I went out on Saturday Morning to take a
The Prisoner's Defence.
Joseph Deverel , a Headborough of St. Giles's Parish. On the 2d of August, about Noon, I went to see the Men stand in the Pillory, in Broad-street by Carnaby-Market, after which I staid with some Friends in Carnaby-street, till between 8 and 9; and then I went by the Prisoner's House, in Bell-Lane, in Mary-bone Parish, and he was at the Door; it was then within a few Minutes of 9 a Clock, and his House is two Miles from Kilburn. He's a labouring Man, and his Character has been pretty good latterly, but about a Year ago he was Servant to one Smith, a Horse-Courser, who run away.
Court. On what Occasion?
Deverel. To bilk every Body.
Mr. Sands again. Was not that Smith accused of Horse stealing?
Deverel. I have heard such things - I think it was in the News.
Mr. Sands. You were at the Green-Man when the Prisoner was taken?
Deverel. Yes; I was.
Court. And did you take any notice there, that you had seen the Prisoner at home at 9 a Clock?
Court. How so?
Deverel. The Women could not agree about the time, they were in different Stories; some said they were robb'd about 9, and some before 9; besides I did not stay there two Minutes, because I was going to make my Dough, for I am a Baker.
Court. And yet you staid long enough to hear them tell different Stories.
John Lane. I rent a Room of the Prisoner, I came home that Night a Quarter of an Hour before 9. and staid with him at the Door till a Quarter past 9 He said he was to cut some Grass for Whitaker.
- Goslin. I live two Doors from the Prisoner. He was to and again all the Afternoon, till about 9 at Night, and then I left him talking at his own Door about Mowing for Mr. Whitaker.
Prisoner. When the Witnesses against me were before Justice Binfield, they were not positive; for if they had been so, I should have been committed for a Robbery; but my Commitment was only on Suspicion of a Robbery, as will appear by the Copy of that Commitment.
The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
13, 14. William Newell , alias Black-head , and Thomas Martin , alias Paps-Nose , were indicted for stealing a silver Watch, 3 Hats, 4 Caps, a Coat, a Cotton-Gown, 2 pair of Stays, 6 Shirts, 2 Linen-Frocks, 6 Aprons, 12 Handkerchiefs, a pair of Shoes, and a pair of silver Buckles, the Goods of John Ketteridge ; and two Gowns, and a pair of Shoes; the Goods of John Trip , in the Ship called the Happy Return , July 15 .
Capt. Ketteridge. The Goods were lost out of my Ship on the 15th of July in the Night. On the 17th I went to buy a Hat at Ben. Green's in Rosemary-lane, and there I found one of those Hats I had lost - Green produced Lucas, from whom he said he had the Hat; and by Lucas's Information the Prisoners were taken.
Ben. Green. Lucas brought this Hat to me to dress - The Captain came to buy
Joseph Lucas . I and the two Prisoners were drinking at Reynold's Brandy-shop, in Weil street, near the Watch-house, in Rag-Fair, and about 10 at Night we went from thence to Iron-Gate, where we stole a Boat and a pair of Sculls, and row'd about to see what we could get. About 12 a Clock we came to The Happy Return, near King James's-Stairs , and seeing no Light on Board, we wrenched open the Cabbin-window. Then Newell struck a Light, and lighting a Candle in a dark Lanthorn, he gave it to Martin, who went in at the Window, but came out again presently, and said he heard a Woman speak to a Child. Upon this I pull'd off my Shoes and crept in, and brought out 2 Coats, 2 Petticoats, 3 Hats, a silver Watch, a pair of silver Buckles, some Linen, and other Things. My Wife sold the Watch for 36s. I kept 12s. for my own Share, and gave the Prisoners 12s. a-piece. Martin allow'd 4s. 6d. for the Buckles, he reckoned 18 d. for his own Share, and gave us 18 d. a-piece. We sold all the rest, except one Hat and a Handkerchief, to Sarah Baily , who is gone off, for 50s. We spent half a Crown of the Money, and divided 15s. 10d. a-piece. I carry'd the Hat next Day to Green's to have it dress'd, and he would have given a Shilling for it; but I told him I could get more. However, he bought the Handkerchief of me.
Keeper. Newell was an Evidence this time Twelvemonth.*
* Against Abraham Gibson, in Sept. 1733. Session-Paper, Numb. VII. pag. 184.
Martin. I bought this Hat among others for 5 s. 6 d.
The Jury acquitted Martin, and found Newell Guilty .
Mathew Moreton . Dimmock acquitted of both, and Glinn guilty of both, to the Value of 10 d. each .
32. Richard Robinson , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted, for that he, after May 1, 1734, that is to say, on the 19th of July last, in a certain Field, or open Place, call'd the Upper-Park, near the Highway, with a Pistol in his Hand, on MargARET TREVOR , Spinster, maliciously, feloniously, and violently, did make, assault, and put her in Fear, with an intent to steal her Goods, Chattels, and Money .
Miss MARGARET TREVOR. On the 19th of July last, a: little after 8 in the Evening, as my Sister and I were in the Queen's Gravel walk, a Man came up, and presented a Pistol to me, and said something to me - I think it was, Deliver your Money! or to that Purpose; but I don't remember the Words exactly. I was very much frighted, took out my Purse, and threw it upon the Grass, and ran away as fast as I could. The Man was immediately taken by some Person who jump'd over the Wall.
Court. Is the Prisoner the Man?
Miss M. TREVOR. I was so frighted that I could not take much notice of him - I did not see that he took up my Purse I had it again, and it had not been opened.
Mr. Justice Deveil. The Prisoner was brought before me, and made a voluntary Confession, which was taken in Writing, and sign'd by him.
Then the Confession was produced and read in Court. It was to this Effect, That being lately come from on Board the Namure, and being in want of Money, on the 19th of July, about eight in the Evening, he went into the Queen's-walk, in the Upper-Park, and seeing two young Gentlewomen walking by themselves, he pull'd out a Mask, which he had brought on purpose to rob with, and going up to them; presented a Pistol, and demanded their Money. One of them dropt a Purse on the Ground, but he did not take it up; for they squaling out aloud, he took to his Heels, and threw away his Pistol and Mask.
The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .
The Prisoner and some of the Witnesses being Foreigners, a Gentleman was sworn to Interpret.
Joseph Tadie . I have Lodgings at Mr. James Bowden's. The Prisoner was directed to me by Mr. De Costa, and came to my Lodgings on Sunday the 18th of August, about 4 in the Afternoon. He brought a Letter, in which he said he had received a Bill of Exchange on Mr. Vassalli, and desired me to inform him where Mr. Vassalli lived, that he might direct to him. I told him I would enquire. He came again on Monday, and I went with him to Mr. Welford, who gave him Directions. He came a third time on Wednesday Morning, and desired me to let
Prisoner. I did not ask for Water till after I had done my Letter, and you lock'd the Desk, and took the Key before you went down.
Mr. Tadie. No, I left it open.
Court to the Prisoner. Why did you run from your own Door, and throw the Money away?
Prisoner. After the Prosecutor had complain'd of his Loss, I said to Mr. Costa Let us go, or we shall be imputed. And when I came to my own Door, I was assaulted in the dark by 3 Men, who demanded my Money; and therefore I run.
Court. But why did you throw the Money away?
Prisoner. I took it out of my Pocket in order to save it, but in the Fray it dropt out of my Hand.
Mr. Costa. I waited in the Evening for Mr. Tadie at Mr. Bowden's, who said he had not seen him since Noon. While we were talking, Mr. Tadie and the Prisoner came, and we all 3 went up into Mr. Tadie's Room. He open'd his Desk and pull'd out his Drawers; upon which he look'd very uneasy, and gave himself a knock of the Pate, - What have you lost any Money? says I, Yes, by God, says he, but I know by God who has got it, and I'll see the end on't. But he did not name any body then, though he told me the next Day.
Court. Did not Tadie say, that Nobody was left in the Room but the Prisoner while the Desk was open?
Tadie. No, I told de Costa that I knew who had it, but I did not name the Person at that time.
Mr. Costa. While Mr. Tadie went down to Mr. Burden, the Prisoner turn'd his back to me, fumbled in his Pocket, to shift his Money as I thought, and he dropt a Guinea, or some such piece of Gold; I stoop'd to reach it, but he took it up himself - When we came to the Prisoner's Door, Mr. Tadie knock'd, and then the Prisoner ran away, and Mr. Tadie after him; but I staid at the Door - The Prisoner was a stranger, and had been but 2 or 3 Days in England.
Francis Roboullet . I saw the Prisoner in the Round-house. He swore that he would Murder Tadie, or some of his Relations, either here or in Italy, or at least he would burn his House - When he came to the Justice, he said he came over hither to change his Religion, and they wanted to murder him, or swear a Robbery against him: That he knew nothing of the Money that was thrown upon the Pavement, but believ'd they might throw it after to raise a Suspicion - The Justice and he discoursed in Latin, but they did not rightly understand one another, for we don't pronounce it in the same manner as the English do.
Prisoner. Yes, he lent me 16 Guineas on Monday Night; and Mr. Angelis knows I had Money next Day.
Court. But this was after the Prosecutor's Money was lost.
Prisoner. I have here a Letter from Mr. Vasselli's, in answer to that I wrote to Mr. Tadie's.
Interpreter. This is sign'd with Fran. Vasselli's Name, and Dated at Lumley-Castle in Yorkshire, August 27. 1734.
The Jury found the Prisoner Guilty Death .
Thomas James . The Horse was put into my Grounds the last of July at Night; I mist him on the first of August, and heard of him again the same Morning. Mr. Hare of Barnet told me that a Man was stopt there for stealing a Horse. I went thither and found the Prisoner with Mr. Shipwith's Horse. The Prisoner said he found the Horse in the Road, and was going with him to London-bridge. I told him, from Whetstone to Barnet was the wrong way to London-bridge.
Richard Nickols . Hearing Somebody cry out stop him, I laid hold of the Horse's Bridle, and stopt him at my own Door in Barnet, and ask'd the Prisoner where he was going. He said to London-bridge. I told him he was going the Road to St. Albans-Well, says he, a Man lent me the Horse to ride, and I am going but 2 or 3 Miles farther.
Edward Ward . The Prisoner came riding along by Barnet Market, he had no Shoes, and the Horse had no Saddle, but only a Brible, which made me suspect the Horse was stolen; and therefore I ran after him, the Prisoner began to gallop: I call'd out, Stop him! And he was stopt by Mr. Nichols.
The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
John Knot , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring, a Pair of Breeches, and a Cooper's Addice , the Goods of James Smith , December 1 .
Court. Why did not you prosecute sooner?
Smith. I was in hopes he would have brought the Goods back again; for he promised to do so.
Court. This is very strange.
Prisoner. He and I were Partners in a Malt house I had the Adz there to work, and it is there still.
Court. His Brother!
Slaughter. Yes, the Prisoner and Prosecutor are Brothers-in-law - And, says I, he says you have got his Breeches. Why, says the Prisoner, the Breeches are not worth Threepence. But then there's the Ring, says I; Aye, says he, but he gave me that - There has been a great Family Quarrel between them.
John Osgood . We met at Slaughter's House to agree the Matter up. Says the Prosecutor to Slaughter, Why do you encourage an informing Rogue (meaning the Prisoner) in your House? Do you intend to turn Informer too? For the Prisoner had laid an Information before the Commissioners against the Prosecutor. - Says I to Smith, I'd have you make the Matter up, for Knot is a very honest Man, I have known him fourteen Years. Why, says Smith, you don't know what a Rogue he is; I have been too favourable to him, I could have hang'd him, if I had sworn the Door was lock'd when he rob'd me; but now it can be only Transportation. I saved his Life once before, when he went to hang himself; for his Sister found him swinging, and set up such a damn'd Squaul of Fire and Murder, that I run up in a surprize. He began to keck, and I, like a Sot as was, cut him down, and his damn'd Clum-foot came thump upon the Floor. - I ask'd his Sister about this, and she said she knew nothing of it - The Prosecutor at last offered to make it up, if the Prisoner would pay half the Money that was due on the Information. But the Prisoner would not agree to it.
The Prosecution appearing malicious, the Jury acquitted the Prisoner, and the Court granted him a Copy of his Indictment.
39. Martha Wasely , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring with a Diamond and Ruby, value 40 s. and a pair of Gold Buttons, val. 20 s. the Goods of John Foulk , in his House , June 5. and in the fifth Year of the King : And
41. Robert Colson , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Bedford , in an open Field near the Highway, putting her in Fear, and taking from her 4 Handkerchiefs, a Waistcoat, a Shirt, a Cambrick Head, a Cloak, a Tortoise shell Ring, a Gold Ring, a Cypher Ring, a Gold Ring set with Diamond Sparks, a Snuff-Box, and other Things, and 5 s. in Money , June 1 .
He was a second time indicted for assaulting Timothy Towle , in an open Path near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Violin, a Coat, and Waistcoat, 5 Music Books, a Cap, and 1 s. June 5 .
And Mary his Wife , for the same Goods, knowing them to have been stolen .
Elizabeth Bedford . On Whitsun Eve, between 7 and 8 in the Evening, as I and my Husband were going with a Bundle to Hampstead , we had gone but a little way before I bethought my self that we had forgot a pair of Shoes, and so my Husband left the Bundle
Prosecutrix. These are the same I was robb'd of.
Francis Waker . There was a Warrant against the Prisoner for robbing Timothy Towle . I and others have been several times after the Prisoner in Blue-House-Fields, and at last on the 13 of August, or there abouts, we found him at an Ale-house Door in Vine-Street, drinking with one Bung: But this Bung was not the Accomplice that was with him when the Woman was robb'd. The Prisoner had a Knife in his Hand, and a screw Pistol charged with 2 Balls, and the Pan full of Powder, in his Pocket.
Prisoner. I never saw the Woman before - She can't say that I robb'd her.
Timothy Towle . On Friday the 5th of July about 2 in the Morning, as I and John Fenicks was coming from Hamersmith towards London, we were attack'd by 2 Men near Holland walk by Kensington. It was a Moon light Morning, and I believe the Prisoner both by his Person and Voice was one of them. He came up and to me asked what Money I had. I told him but little, upon which he curst me, and presenting a Pistol, said, Deliver directly, or I'll shoot your Brains out. I gave him a Shilling which was all the Money I had, and then he made me strip off my Coat and Waistcoat, which he took away. My Violin was in my lining of my Coat, and was Pawn'd by the Prisoner's Wife to John Gay who was my Acquaintance, and told me of it.
John Gay. The Prisoner's Wife brought this Fiddle to me on the 2d of August. I took it in because Towle had told me that he had been robb'd of a Fiddle, and I was in hopes it might be his, though the name was scratch'd out. She said she had it of her Husband, and
John Fenicks . The Prisoner and another Man attackt us with Pistols, which they clapt to our Ears, and with a volley of Oaths demanded our Money. For my part: was pretty easy, for I had nothing to lose; but the Prisoner took a Shilling from Towle, and was going away, but was so kind as to turn again and ease him of his Coat and Waistcoat and Fiddle - The Prisoner had a shabby Coat and a Crape Hatband.
Prisoner. I buy and sell Clothes, and I bought the Fiddle at Rag-Fair.
The Jury found Robert Colson Guilty of both Indictments . Death . And Acquitted his Wife.
42. Ann Hall , was indicted for stealing 5 Handkerchies, 6 Napkins, 5 Aprons, a Petticoat, a Shift, 2 Penknives, a Gold-ring, half a Guinea, and 16 s. the Goods and Money of Isabel Alman ; and 8 Stocks, and 5 Shirts, the Goods of Daniel Humphries , in the House of John Basson , Aug. 22 . Guilty 39 s.
William Ovet. The Prisoner was my Servant . I saw the Money in my Drawers on Friday Noon, July 19. I went out in the Afternoon, and return'd about 10 at Night, and the Prisoner was gone from home. I mist 22 Guineas about 8 o'Clock next Morning. Upon which I went to her Brother, and he went with me to the Castle and Faulcon-Inn in Aldersgate-Street, between 10 and a 11, and there we found the Prisoner drinking Tea, with the Goods and some of the Money upon her: She was carried to the Constable, where she dropt a Box with 14 Guineas in it.
John Tredway , Constable. I found these Handkerchiefs and Stockings, and this Hat, and 2 Guineas and a half, and 2 s. upon the Prisoner at the Castle and Faulcon; from whence I carried her to my House. She deny'd that she had any more Money, and charged 2 others of her acquaintance, with being concern'd with her. But in half an Hour's time there was a Box dropt under the Table where she sat, and the Dog got it in his Mouth, and plaid with it. It was taken up, and 14 Guineas were in it She own'd the Box to be hers.
The Jury found her Guilty . Death .
George Speer. This Thomas Dakers and I were going along Fleet-Street about 11 o' Clock on Saturday Night the 3d of August. The Prisoner took hold of me, and said, my Dear, if you'll go with me to the White-Swan in Sheer-Lane , and give me part of a Pint of Wine, I won't ask you for a Farthing. So we went and we came thither, says Tom Dakers to me, What signifies our coming here, I have got but Six-pence? O, says I, but I have got Money enough! And so I pull'd out 4 Guineas and a half, and shew'd him; and then I put it up again in my Fob,
Court. And did you do this in the Woman's presence?
Speer. No, she was gone into the next Room to fetch a Chair - May be she might see me put it up as she was coming in. So she sat in one Chair, and I in another close by her; and then she unbutton'd my Breeches and - In 8 or 9 Minutes another Woman came and call'd her away - Soon after a time she was gone, I mist all my Gold - I had a Silver Snuff-box in my Coat Pocket, and was afraid of losing that, which made me that I did not so much mind my Money which was in my Fob, where I thought she could not get it: But I hope I shall be wiser for the future - I follow'd her, and found her again in Fleet-Street; but then she said she had never seen me in her Life.
Thomas Daker . I was walking a little before the Prosecutor, when the Prisoner pick'd him up. He asked me to go with them. I told him it signified nothing my going, for I had got but Six-pence; but he would have me
Prisoner. Mr. Drinkwater the Drawer knows me well enough - I have People to my Character - I never saw the Prosecutor in my Life, before he charged we with picking his Pocket; and I was then going down Fleet-Street to meet my Brother at the Six Bells.
Hester Cox . I live with my Brother, who keeps the Horn and Horse-Shoe in Drury-Lane. The Prisoner is a Mantua maker , a very honest Woman. She has worked for me many a Year. Court. Where does she live?
Cox. She liv'd in Holborn when I knew her; but that's a great while ago - She never came to my House but about Business.
Ann Davis . I keep the Hambro'-Coffee-house in Drury-Lane. The Prisoner has work'd for me, I never heard anything of her being guilty of such a failing - She did Live in Holborn formerly, and I afterwards recommended her to a Place at Deptford.
48. William Howard , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Thomas Taylor , and stealing a Coat, Waistcoat, and Breeches, 3 pair of Shoes, 3 Shirts, 2 Smocks, a pair of Boots, 2 Hats, 3 Wigs, 2 Tea-Spoons, 5 Dishes, 11 Plates, 3 Spoons, and 2 Brass-candlesticks, the Goods of Thomas Taylor ; and other Things, the Properties of divers Persons, May 5 . in the Night time .
Thomas Taylor. My House was broke open on the 5th of May, between 1 and 2 in the Morning, and my Goods taken away. I heard that the Prisoner was in the Compter, and made an Information. I went to him and he readily told me that he enter'd at my Bake-house Window, and then open'd the Street Door and let in one of his Accomplices; and another Accomplice stood to watch, while they brought out the Goods; and he named most of the particulars.
James Davis . I went with the Prosecutor to the Compter, the Prisoner put out a Paper, and said to the Prosecutor, this is a List of the Goods you have Lost. And then shewing his, he added - And these are your Shoes.
Thomas Hill . I heard him own the Fact, and, (shewing his Feet) he said these are Mr. Taylor's Shoes. And (pointing to another Prisoner) That's one of his Wigs upon that Man's Head - And, says he, when I broke into the House, I was afraid Mr. Taylor was coming down; but if he had, he would never have gone up again alive - We put the Goods into Sacks, and so past the Watch in Theobald's Row; but they never offer'd to Stop us.
This was confirm'd by - Wright, the Prosecutor's Servant.
Prisoner. I was in Company with Will. Wig and James Goodman , and they told me several Particulars of this Robbery, and the Prosecutor told me the rest, and I having been guilty of some trifling Things, such as picking Pockets and the like, was willing to clear my self by turning Evidence.
Mr. Taylor, again. I can't say the Prisoner told me of every individual Particular relating to this Fact; but he mentioned so many, that I thought he could not have known them if he had not been concerned - He was an Evidence against 3 Prisoners last Sessions, but they were all acquitted.*
* Will. Jackson, Will. Gulliford and Garterin Jack. See Sessions Paper, p. 161.
The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Thomas Armson , a little Boy , was indicted for stealing a Guinea, three half Guineas, half a Moidore, and 8 l. 2 s the 8 l. 2 s. the Money of William Ward , in the House of William Newman , in the Parish of Harrow , Sept. 6 .
William Ward. I live in William Newman's House, where the Prisoner had work'd a Week; I miss'd the Money in my Chest on Friday Afternoon. I suspected the Prisoner, and charg'd him with taking it. He at first deny'd, but afterwards confess'd it; and pull'd part of it out of his Pocket. He said he had laid out the rest, which was 4 l. in buying a Horse, and some Clothes at Watford; tho' it was then but 7 Hours since he stole it. I found 7 l. 13 s. upon him, and I got the Money again for the Horse, but 36 s. was quite lost.
William Newman . The Boy had been a Haymaking, and I took him in last Wednesday was a Week, to look after my Cows. On Friday Morning he went to fetch the Cows, but did not come back. The Prosecutor came home, and miss'd his Money; upon which I sent a Man and Horse after him, and he was taken at Watford
Prisoner. An Irishman (a Haymaker) told me where the Money lay, and bid me take it.
The Jury found him Guilty . Death .
Prisoner. I live hard by the Prosecutor, and ask'd him to lend me a Hat? He said I might take it, and so I did. But I had been drinking Two-penny, and being in Liquor I laid down to sleep in the Stone cutter's Yard in Shoreditch, next Door to the Gin-shop, and somebody came and stole the Hat away, and this is two Years ago.
Court, to the Prosecutor. Why did you not prosecute sooner?
Jackson. I found him at a Brandy-shop 3 Hours after the Exchange, as he call'd it, and ask'd him where my Hat was? He answered, Damn it, I have none of it. I carry'd him before Justice Manly, but not having my Witnesses there, he was discharged. And after that, he was gone, I don't know where, for above a Year, and I took him as soon as I cou'd - I heard that he offer'd to sell the Hat - But I have no Witnesses here that can prove it. Acquitted .
55, 56. Elizabeth Cook , and Mary Bartlet , were indicted for stealing a silver Watch, value 30 s. 2 half Guineas, and 30 s. the Goods and Money of Edward Mason , in the House of Thomas Gale , Aug. 5 .
Edward Mason. On the 5th of August, between 2 and 3 in the Morning, I happen'd to be in Liquor, and as I was going along Fleet-street, I was pick'd up by what we may call - not a Woman, I suppose - but - a Mistress of the Town, and I was taken into Sword and Hanging-Alley, or Hanging and Sword Alley, or some such a cramp sort of a Place.
Court. What happen'd after you were carry'd into this Alley?
Mason. Carry'd? - No, have a care of that, I was not so drunk as that came to neither - I was not carried - I walk'd
Court. Was it either of the Prisoners?
Mason. No; no, it was none of the Prisoners - But I was conducted up into a Room where I found the Prisoners. We had 2 or 3 Quarterns of Cherry-brandy, and other Liquors to the Quantity of 2 or 3 Shillings. Then they persuaded me to go to Bed, because they saw me in Liquor; and so I began to strip, and in the first Place the Shoes - Aye, I suppose the Shoes must come off first; and then to be sure the Breeches must come next, and the Breeches I laid upon the Table, and then -
Court. You went to Bed?
Mason. No; I don't suppose I went to Bed - But I was making Preparations to go to Bed, and so far is right. And when I had laid my Breeches upon the Table, the Prisoner, Betty Cook, snatches them up, and runs down Stairs with them. I cry'd out, Stop Thief ! my Breeches! my Breeches! she has got my Breeches, and all that I have - And indeed it was all that I had at that time.
Court. All that you had?
Mason. That is, all that I had in my Breeches, when my Breeches were off - Take me right - I don't say t'other and all - No, no - that was all safe.
Court. What did you lose?
Mason. My Watch, and two half Guineas, and 30 s. may I believe I could swear to a Guinea more, for I had 4 or 5 l. not long before I met the Woman, and I had been in no other Company that Night.
Court. Where did you get fuddled?
Mason. At the Tavern along with some Friends.
Court. Then you were in Company?
Mason. Yes; in Company with Men, but with none of the other female Sex, that was what I meant, for I was not so drunk as not to know one from t'other - I left my Friends at a Tavern upon Fleet-street-hill, and at several other Places, and I had my Money and Watch then, and that was not much above half an Hour before I lost my Breeches
Court. Did you follow the Prisoner Cook when she went away with your Breeches?
Mason. No; the other Prisoner Bartlett bolted the Door, and would not let me run after my Breeches.
Court. Was the Bolt within side the Room where you were?
Court. And could not you open it then?
Mason. I might have done to, but if I had where should I have found my Breeches?
Court. Did you ever get your Breeches again?
Mason. Yes? a Man brought them to me afterwards, but there was nothing in them except this Rule.
Court. When you were so drunk as you say, could you take so much notice of Cook as to know her again, and especially as you had been such a little while in her Company?
Mason. Yes; for I'll tell you what - It's just like as when a Man was frighted, his Senses strike quicker than ordinary at such a Time.
Court. That's a new Piece of Philosophy.
Prisoner Cook. Did I bring you into the, House?
Mason. No; but you took my Breeche that I'll swear, and I was not over and above drunk neither, for I remember that you were brought out of the Bed, and had no Stockings on, because as I have heard since, you were famous for slight of Hand - And I found you again, about a 11 a Clock, the same Morning, with the Watch upon you - No, that's a Mistake, for you were upon the Watch.
Francis Skelborn , Constable of St. Brides. The Prosecutor told me, that he had lost his Breeches in Gale's House, in Hanging-Sword-Alley , upon which I took up the Landlady, and Bartlett, the Girl, and carry'd them before Alderman Brocas, and soon afterwards I heard that Cook was at another House in the same Alley. I went and thither and found her upon a Bed. As soon as we came in, I perceived her take something
Robert Misset . I went with the Prosecutor and Constable to Cook's Room. The Prosecutor said, That's the Woman. She got into the Chair, and said she wanted to make Water - I swear to the Words Verbatim, and I took the Watch from the left side of her Buttock - Yes, I say, her Buttock, for I think that is a proper Word.
Prisoner Cook. She that carry'd the Prosecutor into the House, was more likely to rob him than I.
Court. But how came the Watch in your Possession?
Cook. The Woman that pick'd him up, was a little Woman big with Child, and her Husband brought the Watch to me, and desired me to Pledge it for him.
The Jury acquitted Mary Bartlett, and found Elizabeth Cook, guilty to the Value of 39 s.
Prosecutor. On Sunday Night between 9 and 10, I met with some Company, and went to drink with them at a House in Newtoner's-Lane, where I left my Watch-case for the Reckoning, and then going out I met with the Prisoner and three more. They ask'd me to drink, and said it should cost me nothing. So they pull'd me into a Gin-shop; I ask'd what was to pay, for they promis'd to treat me. I did not expect they would. They said there was a Crown to pay. I found I was got into ill Company, and therefore pull'd out my Watch, in order to secure it; but the Prisoner snatched it out of my Hand, and ran away. I follow'd her, but could not catch her. Indeed I met with her next Day, and took her up with a Warrant, but I never got the Watch again.
Prisoner. I never saw him before the Monday Morning that he took me up, and then he said he was inform'd by some Neighbours that I had got a Watch that he had lost - But he had pawn'd it a Month before to Bess Thompson. Guilty .
67, 68. Thomas Evans , and Benjamin White , were indicted for stealing 2 Bedsteads with Sacking bottoms, a Curtain-rod, and a pair of Curtains , the Goods of John Norris . Aug. 8 . Evans Acquitted , and White Guilty .
Joshua Lilly , was indicted for wilful and Corrupt Perjury, in swearing in this Court in January last, at the Trial of William Westwood and Edward Lloyd . That they came to arrest him, kill'd his Dog, and robb'd him of a Coal-shovel and 10 s But the words, as laid in the Indictment, not being prov'd, the Jury Acquitted him.
Mr. Hawkins. On the 30th of June was Twelvemonth, about seven in the Evening, I was going to my Seat in the Exchequer-Office, to enter some Writs. My Seat is within two of the upper End. Mr. Halpen was then sitting in Mr. Umfreville's Seat, which is the fourth below mine. As I pass'd by him, he said, You have serv'd me with a Summons from the Baron, but I am not oblig'd to take notice of it - I went to my Seat, and coming down to go to the filing Chest, near the Office Door; He said, I am going to Tunbridge, and must have some Money. I answer'd, I believe you'll be mistaken - You have impos'd upon the Court, and the Baron has been inform'd of it. God damn you, says he, You lie! What do you mean by that? says I. I tell you, says he again, God damn you, you lie! I told him it was like his Irish Manners. If I was to be born again, says he, I would chuse to be born in Ireland, for I never was asham'd of my Country, and damn you you dare not go out of the Office. I reply'd that I did not fear him or any Gentleman. He struck me on the Breast, and afterwards taking hold of the small End of his Whip, he struck me a violent Blow over the Eye, with the Butt End. I was confin'd under the Surgeon's Hands for near two Months, and it appearing that my Life was not out of Danger, the Baron committed him to Newgate - My Eye is still painful to me at times, and I find a decay in my Sight when I apply closely to reading or writing - Mr. Halpen indicted me before my Lord Hardwicke for an Assault.
Council for the Defendant. Did not you strike Mr. Halpen?
Mr. Hawkins. Yes, I did after he struck me on the Breast, and then another Person interposing, Mr. Halpen reached over him, and struck me with his Whip.
Barton Newman . Mr. Halpen was sitting in Mr. Umfreville's Seat when Mr. Hawkins came in about 6 a Clock, and as he was going up to his Seat, Mr. Halpen forc'd his Discourse to him, about a Summons taken out before the Baron, and said he had no Copy, and should not mind any thing of it - Some other Words pass'd, and Mr. Halpen gave the Lie - And again, as Mr. Hawkins was coming down towards the Filing-Chest, Mr. Halpen said, You lie. Mr. Hawkins said, It's not Gentleman like; but it's like your Irish Manners. Mr. Halpen dared him to go out of the Office, to which he answer'd, that he was willing to meet any one. Then there was a Scuffle between them, but I can't tell who begun first, for I heard Blows before I saw any. I think the first Blow that I saw, was receiv'd by Mr. Hawkins on the Breast, and Blows were repeated - The first Blow that was offered was given by Mr. Halpen; but there was a little Scuffle before that - By a Scuffle I mean a rushing in upon one another - I cannot justly charge my Memory whether the Scuffle was before that Blow or not - I am sure there was no Scuffle before.
Mr. Holloway , Surgeon. On the 30th of June I was sent for to the Mitre Tavern, to dress a Wound on Mr. Hawkins's Right-eye - The Wound was made with a bruising Instrument. It divided the small Vessel of the temporal Artery. Mr. Halpen said, that he had given Mr. Hawkins that Wound, and lash'd him, and would lash him again.
Defendant's Council. Was not Mr. Hawkins abroad next Day?
Mr. Holloway. No; but he went to Bloomsbury on Monday, for which I reprimanded him - I should not have given him leave to have gone abroad in less than a Week or ten Days - I believe that he's perfectly recover'd, I don't apprehend that his Eye is weaker than before.
Mr. Rawlins. On Saturday about 6 in the Afternoon, Mr. Halpen came into the Office. I was then sitting at Mr. Oliphant's Seat, which is three Seats from Mr. Hawkins's - Mr. Hawkins came in, and to the best of my Remembrance, he gave the first Blow - I was near them and in a convenient Place for seeing what was done - They were both in an upright Position, walking down the Office. Mr. Hawkins went foremost, and turning short, near the Door, he took Mr. Halpen by the Arm to shove him out. This was the first that I saw, and there could not be a Blow with out my seeing; for my Eye was stedfastly upon them all the time. Mr. Halpen was talking first with me, and Mr. Hawkins came in and interrupted him - I saw Mr. Halpen give Mr. Hawkins several Blows, but none on the Breast. Mr. Hawkins struck Mr. Halpen in the Face with his Fist, and then they closed. I saw all the Blows that were given - The Blow on the Eye was after some struggle.
John Case , Constable. I was passing by and saw them both in Contempt with one another. They were engaged before I came, but heard Mr. Hawkins say, that he did strike Mr. Halpen for giving him the Lie; and charged me with him at the same time; and Mr. Halpen reply'd, I struck him second with the Whip - I examin'd them a-part, and carry'd them to the Mitre Tavern, and there Mr. Hawkins said, he would fight him for ten Guineas, and a Sword was sent for.
Mr. Hawkins. I had three Witnesses, but they are out of Town There have been 8 several Trials about this Affair - It has cost me 170 l.
Mr. Halpen. By the Virtue of your Oath did not you strike me on the 9th of June?
Court. That's out of the present Question.
Mr. Halpen For his part, he's a Lawyer, and can have Law for nothing; but it has cost me near 200 l. The Jury found the him Guilty .
William Bulbrook , Isabel Newell , and Ann Day , the three last were former Convicts.
The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as follows:
Received Sentence of Death 7.
Judith Cupid , John Brown , Thomas Edesbury , Sarah Griffin , William Newell , Sarah Morgan , Elizabeth Cooper , Mary Tracey , Jane Taylor , C - M - , Joseph Dun , Mary Glin , Elizabeth Tenoe , Ann Perkins , Richard Robinson , Richard Wilson , Ann Hall , Elizabeth Harris , Sarah Roof , Elizabeth Malborn , Jane Hacker , Ann Ellwood , William Roberts , Elizabeth Cook , Jane Scole , Mary Swan , Robert Barber , and Elizabeth Boucher .
Burnt in the Hand 6.
William Bulbrook , Isabel Newell , and Ann Day , the three last were former Convicts.
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