Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 24 April 2014), January 1683 (16830117).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 17th January 1683.

AN Exact and True ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SESSIONS, Begun at the OLD-BAYLY, On Wednesday January the 17th. 1682.

Giving an ACCOUNT of the TRYALS and CONDEMNATIONS of the several PRISONERS brought thither.

Printed by Authority.

ON Wednesday January the 17th. The Sessions began at the Old-Bayly, where the Court being met, the several Offenders were brought up in order to their Tryals. And the first that appeared on Middlesex side, was Mary Page , who was Indicted for stealing 2. s. 6. d. from Francis Bautam , and after hearing all the Witnesses on both sides, the Jury brought her in Guilty of Felony.

The next was Elizabeth Neal , who was Indicted for murdering her Male-infant Child, by choaking and strangling , and it appearing undeniable, she was found Guilty of the Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

Then Martha Harvy received her Tryal, she being Indicted for that she the 4th. of January 1682. should steal three Silk Hoods to the value of 16. s. 6. d. which being positively proved upon her, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Nathaniel Daughty was the next that was try'd, who was accused for stealing a Silver Tankard and Salt from Christopher Vennon , and a Horse valued at 5. l. and was, upon hearing all Circumstances, found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

The next that appeared was William Williams , for stealing, on January the 15th. 1682. the Goods of Humphry Middleton , viz. fifteen weight of Iron, valued at 2. s. and Tools to the value of 2. s. was found Guilty to the value of 10. d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Then John Marsh was tryed for stealing the Goods of John Eugnal , and upon full Examination of the Witnesses on both sides, the Jury brought him in Guilty of the Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]

The next was Samuel Sadler for stealing a Horse valued at 4. l. 10. s. on the 26th. of December , 1682. of the Goods and Chattels of Christopher Neal , and was thereupon found Guilty of Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel Brooks was the next that received his Tryal, he being indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard the 4th. of December , 1682. from Isabel Risen , and was brought in Guilty by the Jury.

Then Joan Wilson and Ann Martin came to their Tryals, for stealing seven and twenty Shillings in December 1682. from James Bayly , but it appearing otherwise to the Jury, they were brought in not Guilty .

The next was John Summers for stealing forty Deal-boards , on the 5th. of January 1682. from Robert Golding , was found Guilty thereof by the Jury.

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Williams was the next that came on, and being Indicted for stealing several Parcels of Linnen on the 20th. of December , 1682. from Sarah and Thomas Green , he was found Guilty to the value of 10. d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Then James and William Greffis were brought to the Bar, where they were Indicted for that they the 15th. of December 1682. stole a Canvas Bag, and ninety nine Guineys of the Goods and Chattels of Thomas Middleton ; however they were brought in not Guilty .

The next was Mary Quarles , who was arraigned for steeling a Goat on the first of December 1682. of the Goods and Chattels of Stephen Smith , to the value of 10. s.

Mr. Duncumb Abercrony was the next that appeared, he being Indicted for that not having the Fear of God before his Eyes, but being moved and seduced by the Instigation of the Devil, did kill William Godolphin , Esq ; on the 7th. of December 1682. and the Jury, upon hearing the whole Matter, brought him in Guilty of Man-slaughter ; but the Prosecutors telling the Court they would bring in an Appeal, he was obliged to give Bail to answer the same next Sessions.

[No punishment. See summary.]

The first that came to her Tryal on London side, was Mary Hollingsworth , for steeling a Silver Tankard in February 1682. from William Daws , but it being not positively proved, she was brought in not Guilty .

Then Geerteny Dewick was tryed, who was Indicted for steeling eleven Yards of Venetian Silk, on the 11th. of December 1682. tothe value of 13. l. 4. s. from William Young , which Fellony being palpably proved on him, he was brought in Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Carter was the next, who stood Indicted for steeling a Silver Tankard on the 22th. of December 1682. to the value of 5. l. 10. s. from Samuel Moor , and was brought in Guilty of Fellony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Lastly Ann Slow alias Ebram was indicted for steeling, on the 27th. of October 1682. four Holland Smocks, and other Linnen, and 5. l. of the Goods and Chattels of Henry Randall , and upon hearing of all the Witnesses on both sides, the Jury brought her in Guilty of Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]

Which being all over, the Court adjourn'd till the next Morning.

January the 18th. 1682. The Adjourn'd Sessions being again met this Morning, Richard Fuller was Arraign'd and Try'd for killing his Servant Henry Atkins the 2d. of October 1682. the blow being given with a Tobacco-pipe on Thursday, whereof he dyed the Saturday following, and the Jury brought him in Guilty of Fellony and Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

Also John Francis was found Guilty of Fellony, he being indicted for steeling a Sword from Mr. Cressets side the 21st. of December 1682. to the value of 10. s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Likewise Robert Gilford was Indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon from John Moor the first of January 1682. of which he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Isabel Stewardson being indicted for steeling Linnen, &c. from Richard Fryers in August last, was try'd, but brought in not Guilty .

John Nicols and John Wise were found Guilty of steeling Brass Andirons, and Silk from John Moss the fifth of January .

[Branding. See summary.]

Samuel Painter was brought in Guilty for steeling a Spice Box, a Bible, and a Sheet , the second of January , from William Sherriff .

[Branding. See summary.]

Andrew Whitehand and Joan Hope , were tryed for Clipping and Diminishing twenty pieces of Silver, Queen Elizabeths Shillings, twenty of King James's Shillings, and twenty pieces of King Charles's , but were clear'd .

Also Stephen Gaul and Alexander Noble were try'd for vending false Money, and counterfeit Coin to Sarah Germy , but were clear'd .

Ann Saxby alias Bell alias Cole , was Guilty of steeling Silk, Plate, Linnen, and other Goods, the fifth of December , from Thomas Ward , to the value of 60. l.

[Branding. See summary.]

Stephen Nod being Indicted for steeling a Sword , was clear'd .

Thomas Aylet was found Guilty of steeling a Sow and two Pigs, to the value of 3. l. on the sixth of December , from Margaret Stanly .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Brand was Indicted for steeling a Copper Pot, the second of January , and eighteen Yards of Silk from Joseph Roe , and broke open the House at four a Clock in the Morning , and was found Guilty to the value of 7. s.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Heywood was found Guilty of Fellony, for steeling an Ewe and Sheep the thirteenth of January .

[Branding. See summary.]

Katherine Sawyer and Thomas Summers were Indicted for steeling two Hogsheads of Wine, Sheets, and a Hat , the Fourth of August , from William Metchlife , but were clear'd .

Mary Whaley was Indicted for being accessary to a Robbery, perpetrated by Edward Johnson , but was also brought in not Guilty .

John Smith was convicted of Fellony, for steeling a Gelding from Phillip Earl of Pembrook , to the value of 30. l.

Charles Beckmith was Indicted for the same, but was cleared .

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Parns and Susanna Smith for robbing Margaret Peck of 20. l. on the High-way , but were cleared .

William Dotty was found Guilty of steeling a Horse from Nicholas Bell , to the value of 5. l .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Quarls being Indicted for steeling a Coat and Wastcoat, and other Goods, to the value of 50. s. from Zachary Smith , was brought in Not Guilty .

There were fourteen Persons burnt on the Hand, viz.

Daniel Cauly and John Summers for steeling the Goods of Bernard Gold , to the value of 23. s. 4. d.

John Francis for stealing the Goods of John Cresset , to the value of 10. d.

Robert Gilford for steeling the Goods of John Moor , to the value of 5. s.

John Nicols and his Wife for steeling the Goods of John Boughton , to the value of 16. s.

John Aylet for steeling the Goods of Katherine Stanly , to the value of 4. l.

Robert Brand for steeling the Goods of Joseph Row, to the value of 3. l. 10. s.

William Heywood for steeling the Goods of James Golder , to the value of 10. s.

Ann Saxly for stealing Goods, to the value of 9. s.

Richard Carter for steeling Goods to the value of 5. l. 10. s. from Samuel Booth .

Samuel Painter for steeling Goods to the value of 9. s. from William Sherriff .

Judgment is defer'd for Martha Page and Duncomb Abercrony.

There were two Persons to be whip'd.

Will. Williams for steeling the Goods of Hum. Middlemore, value 10. d.

Edward Williams for steeling Goods to the value of 8. d.

There were twelve Persons that received Sentence of Death, viz.

Richard Fuller for murdering his Servant Henry Atkins . John Smith . Elizabeth Neal for murdering her Infant Boy. Martha Harvy for steeling the Goods of Edward North , to the value of 13. s. 6. d. William Dotty . Nathaniel Doughty for stealing Goods valued at 3. l. John Marsh for steeling from John Buckland valued 3. l. Samuel Sadler for steeling Goods to the value of 4. l. 10. s. Sarah Brooks for steeling Goods to the value of 8. s. Geortery Derrick for steeling from William Young the value of 15. l. Ann Slow alias Abraham, for steeling the Goods of Henry Randal , to the value of 41. s. and 5. d. in Money. Francis Musgrove for steeling the Goods of George Bagnal , to the value of 10. l.

And several Persons that were bound over, having made their appearance, the Sessions ended about eight of the Clock on Thursday night.