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Old Bailey Proceedings, 14th January 1687.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the PEACE

And Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the City of London and County of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAYLY, The 14th. 15th. and 17th. of January, 1687.

And in the 2d. Year of His Majesties Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate; Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly; on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, the 14th. 15th. and 17th. Days of January, 1687. Before the Right Honourable Sir John Peake Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir John Holt Kt. Recorder of the aforesaid City, with others of His Majesties Justices of the Peace, for London and Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow,

London Jury.

James Wood

Thomas Mynn

Thomas Jenny

William Smith

Alexander Boddington

William Love

William Thomas

John Ridgley

Richard Shambrook

John Peck

Anthony Green

Joseph Wetham

Middlesex Jury.

Edward Fuller

William Parkinson

Francis Higgins

Robert Curtis

Benjamin How

William Gunstone

Henry Banes

William Allom

William Miller

Richard Robins

John Bayly

John Cannon .

The Proceedings were as follow.

John Tudman , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was indicted for stealing one silver Chamber-Pot, value 5 l. five small Cups, value 5 s. five silver Tobacco Stoppers, value 3 l. three silver Bodkins, value 4 s. and some other Goods , on the 3d. of January last; the Goods of Robert Portyn . The Evidence against the Prisoner, deposed that he came into the Shop where the Goods lay, (it being a Lottery Shop) and took away the Plate, and ran into White-Fryers with it for Shelter; the Prisoner denyed the Fact, but the matter being so plainly proved against him, he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Judith Short , of St. Stephen Coleman-street , Indicted for stealing two Yards and three Quarters of Black Cloath, value 30 s. four Pillowbears, value 7 s. on the 13th. of December last, the Goods of Thomas Crundale . The Evidence against her was Mr. Crundale, &c. who Evidenced that the Prisoner was a Servant to him, and thereby had opportunity to take away the aforesaid Goods, and that she had carried some Goods out of the House before, which was Corrob rated by other Evidence; and altho' the Prisoner denyed the Fact, yet the matter of it being fully proved against her, she was found Guilty to the value of 8 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Roberts , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was Indicted for stealing one Sword with a silver Hilt, value 59 s. one Watch with a Gold Case, value 12 l. two Stone Seals, value 40 s. on the 25th. of October last, the Goods of John Elvin . The Evidence against the Prisoner deposed, that as the Prosecutor was Rideing along the Street, the Prisoner came behind him, and suddenly snatch'd away his Sword from his side , but he could not charge the other Goods upon the Prisoner, yet the Prisoner having but little to say for himself, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Donkin , of the Parish of St. Michael-Bashaw , was Indicted for stealing one silver Tankard, value 6 l. 6 s. on the 1st. of this Instant January ; the Goods of Richard Little . The Evidence for the King, said, that the Prisoner came into the house of the Prosecutor, about Eight a Clock at Night, and called for a Tankard of Ale (it being a Publick House) and being alone, took his opportunity to take away the Tankard, and never stayed to pay his Reckoning. The Prisoner said that he knew nothing of the matter: and that he was never in the house, but the matter of Fact being fully proved, he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Ballard of the Parish of St. Allhallows Barkin , was Indicted, for that he together with one John Jackman , did steal on the 28th. day of October last, thirty pounds Weight of Princes Wood of the value of 15 s. the Goods of John Wiseham . The Evidence against him, deposed that he came to buy some Wood of the Prosecutor; and after he was gone the Wood was missing; but not being able to swear positively that he stole the Wood he was Acquitted &c.

J. W - and J. P. - were Indicted for Killing one Peter Penrose Bell-man in the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , on the 30th. day of November last, and that the said W did with a Rapier value 5 s. give the said Bell-man one mortal Wound upon the Brest, near to the Right Pap, of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of six Inches, of which he instantly dyed . The Evidence for the King deposed that the deceased as he was ringing his Bell, and saying his Verses, on St. Andrews day, above one or two a Clock in the Morning, hemet with the two Prisoners in the street, who bid him not keepsuch a Noise, and gave him ill Language, whereupon a Quarrel arose between the Prisoners and two other Bellmen, that came accidentally into the deceaseds company, being upon the Watch not far off, and the deceased happened to receive the aforesaid wound. The Prisoners making up towards them with their Swords Drawn. But the Prisoners argued in their Defence that they were abused by the Bell men and the Watch, and that they were very highly provoked to do what was done; and that the Bell man set his Dog upon them, and Knock'd one of them down, which made them, flie for Refuge into an empty Hackney-Coach; hard by that place, out of which they were taken, and Committed to the Gate-House, and one of their Swords were Bloody, which was produced in Court. The Prisoners said that they were set upon by the Bell men and others in the Night, and taken for Thieves, and very much abused, and called several persons of very great Quality to Evidence on their sides, that they had never been wont to quarrel, nor to keep any unseasonable hours; and after a long hearing on both sides, they were brought in Guilty of Manslaughter .

[No punishment. See summary.]

Isaac Vaughan , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn alias Ward , was Indicted for stealing one silver Salver, value 6 l. one silver Sugar-box, value 40 s. one silver Pepper-box, value 40 s. one silver Mustard-pot, value 40 s. seven silver Forks, value 40 s. four silver Spoons, value 24 s. The Goods of Thomas Jones Esq ; on the 20 th. day of December last. The Evidence for the King, deposed that the Prisoner was found in the house of the Prosecutor, and had removed the Goods; but being Apprehended, had not opportunity to take them away, and not withstanding he denyed it upon his Tryal, yet being Branded in the hand before, and look'd upon to be a very Notorious Offender, he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Barns the Elder, and Thomas Barns the Younger, of the Parish of Hounslow , were Indicted for stealing one pair of Hair Shag Breeches, value 14 s. and 5 l. 6 s. and 6 d. in Moneys , the Goods of John Brown , on the 27th. of November last. The Evidence against them, deposed that they came into the Chamber of the Prosecutor, the Key being over the door, and took away the aforesaid Goods and Money, and laid the Key in its place; the money being in the Breeches Pocket: The Father said that he found them in the High way in the Dirt, and washed them, and after bid his Son wear them, which he did; and the Evidence being so strong against them, they were both found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Barrow , of the Parish of Covent Garden , was Indicted for stealing one Crape Gown, value 10 s. one Pettycoat value 10 s. one Silk Mantua Gown, value 30 s. one Silk Petticoat, value 30 s. one other Petticoat, value 20 s. one Night-Gown, value 20 s. with several other Goods , on the 4th of December last, from the Lady Elizabeth Abergavenis , Widdow . The Witness against the Prisoner, said that he was seen at the door with the Goods under his Arm, and being pursued, he drop'd them, and he denying the Fact and having nothing to say for himself, he was brought in Guilty of Felony

[Branding. See summary.]

A Woman was Indicted for stealing one Lac'd Band, value 2 s. 6 d. one Black Scarfe value 12 d. the goods of George Smith , Gent. on the 9th. of November last. It appear'd upon Evidence, that the Prisoner was a Servant to Mr. Smith, and so took the Goods away, and were afterwards found in her Custody; and she having but little to say for her self, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

J. C. - J. S. - and J. B. - of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , were Indicted for Murthering one Ann Parsons , Widdow , on the 23d. of November last, J. C. - as Principle, the other two as Accessaries, giving her the said Ann Parsons one mortal Wound on the Right side of the Head, of the depth of three Inches; of which, she languished from the day abovesaid, to the 9th. of December last; and then dyed . The Evidence for the King, deposed that they all three went into a Coach together, to a private House in great Queen-street , known to be an Entertainer of idle Persons; and these three Men went by the Name of the Gang: And when they came to the house, C. - went into the house, and the other too stayed by the Coach side, and a little after, the deceased Woman came out Screeking, and Crying out Murther, and ran down the Street, and C - ran after her, and struck her with a Bagonet into the Head, and coming to his Fellows, told them that he had fowerd her, for that she was Sawcey: So being immediately pursued by the Watch, they were all three taken, and the Chirurgcon gave in Evidence, that the wound was the cause of her death. C - the Prisoner said, that he never touch'd her, and that he never carryed any Bagonet about him; but the matter of Fact being very Fully proved upon him, he was found Guilty of wilfull Murther, but the other two were Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Michael Walker , Margaret Wilkinson , and Rachel Smith , were Indicted, for they together with one John Heath and Thomas Garret not yet taken, did Break the house of one Samuel Parker , Gent , on the 6th day of December last, and took away one Brass Pendula Watch, value 6 l. one Set of Hangings, value 12 l. one set of Vallens Fringed, value 5 l. with several other Goods, &c. It appeared upon the Evidence, that Wilkinson was heretofore a Servant to the Prosecutor, and that she knew her Masters house at Hampsted , and so might be Accessary to the Robbery; But it further appeared, that Walker actually got into the house in the Night, and took away the Goods, and that Rachel Smith bought the Goods after they were stolen , and so far privy to the Fact, as that she was found Guilty as Accessary and Walker as Principle, but Wilkinson was discharged .

[Walker: Branding. See summary.]

Luke Norton , of the Parish of St. Mary Savoy , was Indicted, for that he together with one Mortymer and Kemp, not yet taken, did Murther one Samuel Stephenson , on the 11th. of December last, with a Rapier, value 4 s. giving him a mortal wound on the Right Groin, of the depth of four Inches, of which he dyed on the 13th of the same Instant . The Witnesses for the King, gave in Evidence that the Prisoner and the deceased met in the Street in company with the other two, as aforesaid, in the Night, and a Quarrel happened between them, upon which, the deceased received the aforesaid Wound; But no Evidence appearing to prove that he gave the deceased the wound, he was Acquitted .

Thomas Barrow and Mary Barrow his Wife , of the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden , were Indicted for stealing one Gold Watch, value 10 l. one Cornelion Stone set in Gold, value 3 l. one Lute string Scarfe, value 50 s. two Gold Rings value 30 s. one Gold Cross, value 20 s. two Gold Chains, value 30 s. one Gold Cross set with a Blood Stone, value 8 s. with several other Goods, value all about 40 l. the Goods of Mr. Corbet Henn , who deposed that some of the Goods were in the Custody of the Woman, but could not swear directly that he took them out of his house; yet the Prisoner being found in several Storys, and that he found the Goods in the Street, and having gone by several Names, was look'd upon to be a person of a very bad Life, he was found Guilty , but the Woman was Acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

B - W - of the Parish of St. Olives Jury , was Indicted for stealing one silver Tankard, value 7 l. on the 12th. of December last, from one John Bell . The Evidence for the King, deposed that the Prisoner with another person, came into the house of the Prosecutor, and called for a Tankard of Drink, and whilst the Maid went to change his Money, they went away with the Tankard: The Prisoner denyed it, and said that he was at another place that Night that the Tankard was stole, and he being found in several Storys and Lyes, he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joseph Read , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted, for that he together with one Peter Read , and Jacob Read , not yet taken, did steal, on the 6th. day of December last, fourscore Yards of Worsted Crape , the Goods of one John Siner . The Evidence against the Prisoner, deposed that the Crape was cut out of his Loome, by Jacob Read and the other, they working in the same shop with Siner; and that the Prisoner was Accessary to the Selling of it, to a Broker, who gave 4 d. a Yard for it; but it could not be proved that he stole the Goods, so he was Acquitted .

Elizabeth Moore , was Indicted for stealing one Yard and a half of Needle-work Lace, value 6 d. on the 25th. of November last: The Goods of one John Youngman , but the Evidence not swearing possitively that she took the Lace, and she denying it upon her Tryal, she was Acquitted .

James Burrow and Thomas Bears , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , were Indicted, for that they together withone Francis Ferris and John Knight not yet taken, did steale one pair of Holland Sheets, value 20 s. one Rag, value 20 s. and a Looking Glass, value 20 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Newland , Widdow . The Evidence for the King, declared that Bears was found in the house of the Prosecutor, and Barrow was sitting without the door, waiting for his Comerade Bears, and that another person was seen to go from the house, with a Bundle of Linnen under his Arm, which Bears Confess'd when he was Apprehended, was a Granadeer, and one of the Gang and had taken away the Goods; Barrow, upon his Tryal denyed all, and Bears said that Barrow took away the Sheets, and the other, viz. John Knight , and that he did not meddle with any thing, but upon a full hearing, they were both found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Reeves , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing one Box, value 4 d. and ten Holland Half-Shirts, value each 7 s. the Goods of John Blow , on the 4th. of December last. The Evidence against the Prisoner said, that he met the Prisoner in the Strand, who dogg'd him as far as White-Hall , and at last trod upon the Prosecutors Heels, and Assaulted him, so far, as that he got the Box of Linnen from him , but was soon stopp'd, &c. The Prisoner would fain have insinuated that he was in drink, and knew not what he did; but the matter of Fact being fully proved upon him, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

James Ballard , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing a Bay Gelding, value 10 l. on the 25th. of December last, from Henry Vaughan , Esq ; The Evidence against him, deposed, that he came into the Stable of the Prosecutor, and took away the Horse, and Rid as far as the Green-Man in Essex, and there left him: The Prisoner said that the Groom Lent him the Horse to Ride so far on his way, being going to see his Friends in the Country, which the Evidence on the Prosecutors side being unable to contradict, he was immediately Acquitted .

Thomas Gibs , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing a Hair Camblet Coat, value 40 s. one pair of Silk Breeches, value 40 s. and 13 l. 19 s. 6 d. in Money , on the 10th. of. October last, the Goods of James Ashborn , Gent. The Evidence for the King was Mr. Ashborn, who declared that the Prisoner was some little time a Servant to him before the Robbery was Committed, and when he miss'd his Goods, the Prisoner absented himself, and being Apprehended he Confess'd it. The Prisoner did not much deny it upon his Tryal, but said he did it because there was an Execution coming out against him, with some other frivolous Excuses, so he was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

William Scot , and Humphrey Burton , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary: in Robbing Ralph Gore , Esq ; on the 3d. day of this Instant January , of one silver Tankard, value 6 l. one silver Cup, value, 4 l. two silver Porringers, value 10 s. one other Cup, value 5 s. with a dressing Box and a Picture, &c. The Evidence for the King, deposed, that after the house was Robbed, they made search for the Prisoners, and found the dressing Box, the Picture and Pettycoat, which the Prosecutor owned to be his, but the Plate was not discovered. Burton Confessed that he had the Goods, but that Scot knew nothing of it; but they being look'd upon as idle Fellows, and the Evidence being plain against them, they were both found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Vince and Margaret Stephenson , of the Parish of Stepney , were both Indicted for stealing, on the 27th, of December last, three Dowlas Shirts, value 5 s. two Wastcoats, value 18 d. one pair of Sheets, value 5 s. two Tablecloaths with other Goods of small value , from one William Maston . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Maston, &c. who declared that he and his Family being abroad, upon their Return about six a Clock at Night, found the door open, and making search for the Thief, found the two Prisoners not far from the house, standing in a Corner, hiding themselves, and the aforesaid Goods in Vince's Apron: Vince said that the Goods were brought to her house by one Martha Davis , and she was a going to carry them home to a Neighbours, whose they were, but the Prosecutor swearing the Goods were his, and Vince being known to be an Old Thief, they were both found Guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Ellinor Burt , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , was Indicted for stealing two pair of Holland Sheets, value 3 l. one Black Hat, value 20 s. two Lac'd Cornets, value 5 l. one Cloath Coat, value 30 s. on the 20th of November the Goods of John Tomson : The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Tomson and his Wife, &c. who said that the Prisoner was a Servant to them whilst the Goods were lost, and that they had a suspicion of her, because she left her Mistress's Chamber door open when she made the Bed, and never returned the Key to her Mistress, and some suspicious persons had that day been lurking about the house, but she argued in her defence, that she knew nothing of it, and that she was maliciously prosecuted, for that her Master went to a Cunning Man, to know who stole the Goods, &c. and the Evidence for the King, not being able to fix any thing upon her as to matter of Fact, she was immediately Acquitted .

William Owen , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was Indicted for stealing a piece of Glass, value 9 d. the Goods of Mr. Williams , Mr. Bisco , Mr. Bears and Mr. Templeman , upon the 1st. of October last; but no material Evidence appearing against him, and he making good Proof of his Reputation, he was Acquitted .

Elizabeth Fuller , of the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West , was indicted for stealing, one flowered Sattin Gown, valued 3 l. one Petty coat, value 40 s. 3 flowered Pettycoats, value 3 l. 6 Yards of Sattin. value 40 s. 12 Handkerchiefs, value 20 s. two pair of Pendants set with Stones, and 20 Guineas in Gold, with 80 l. in Monys, and some other small Goods, in all to the value of 130 l. the Goods of Mr. Robert Atkins : the Evidence against the Prisoner, was Mrs Atkins, who deposed, that the Prisoner was her hired Servant , and had lived with her about 7 or 8 days; but it so happened, that her Mrs. and she, being one day abroad together, and leaving no one at home, the Prisoner got the Key of the House from her Mrs. and went privily home and ransackt the house, and took away all the above said Goods, some of which, were afterwards found upon her, and some in other places where she had pawned them: The Prisoner used several evasions and insinuating storys, whereby to extenuate the crime, but it was looked upon of no value on her behalf; and appearing to be a person of very bad repute; She was after a full and distinct hearing, found Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

James Summers , of St. Peters Cornwal , was indicted for stealing one piece of Sliesie Holland, value 7 s. 9 d. and 19 l. 15 s. in Monys , on the 25th. of November last, the Goods and Mony of Tho. Abdey . It appeared upon the Tryal, that the Prisoner was a Porter belonging to the House of the Prosecutor, and so took away the piece of Holland and the Mony: but no positive proof appearing against him, he was Acquitted .

John Jones of St. Brides Parish , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 5 l. the Goods of John Bulcher : It appeared upon the Tryal, that the Prisoner was with another person in the house of the Prosecutor, but the Evidence not being positive that he stole it, and no Tanckard being found about him when he was taken, he was discharged .

James Audley , was indicted for a high Misdemeanor, in speaking Scandalous and Seditious Words, against the King and Government . Upon the Tryal, the matter of fact appeared thus. The Prisoner, and one Edw. Audley , (the Prosecutor) being in discourse together, the Prosecutor said that he had a mind to serve the King, the Prisoner made Answer, that he had better go to Holland than serve the King of England, and added, that Monmouth was an honester Man than the King, and had more right to the Crown than be hath; and if all the People were of his mind, he should have had it, and that Monmouth had more honesty in his little Finger, than the King had in his whole Body, &c. The Prisoner said that the Prosecutor was his Kinsman, and that they were, and had been at Difference, for that the Prosecutor owed him Mony, and that he had threatned him several times. &c. and the Prisoner called several Witnesses on his Side, who deposed, that he had always behaved himself very civilly and modestly, even in the most factions seasons, &c. And upon a full hearing, it being lookt upon as a malicious Prosecution, he was Acquitted .

Tho. Fann , who was Condemned, two Sessions ago, for stealing a Mare from Mr. Nath. Holton: Was again indicted, together with one John Jennings , for stealing a Bay Gelding, value 7 l. from Mr. Robert Pearson . The Evidence was Mr. Pearson, who said that he lost his Gelding from Islington , and found him in the custody of Mr. Adams, a Justice of Peace, near Daintry in Northampton Shire; andthat Jennings owned the Gelding to be his: But Jennings denyed it, so also did Fann; but the matter of fact being so plain against Jennings, he was found Guilty of the Felony, but Fann was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Arrabella Reeves , was indicted for High Treason, in Coining 20 false pieces of Counterfiet Mony. viz. Sixpences . The Evidence for the King, deposed, that She was taken in the very Act in her Chamber, with the Mettal boiling on the Fire, and a Mould in her Hand, with a Sixpenny piece in it; and several other false pieces of Mony were found in her custody, all which were produced in Court as a further Evidence against her. The Prisoner denyed every thing at her Tryal, and said that She found the Mould: But the Evidence being so strong against her, and being noted to have been an old Offender, She was found Guilty of the said High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Roger Harrup , was indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Starving a Gelding of Mr. Geo. Steward 's; the matter of fact was as follows. Mr. Steward deposed, that he agreed with the Innkeeper, at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane , to keep his Horse for 6 s. a Week; but that the Ostler , because he did not give him Mony, or was not so liberal to him as he did expect, took some Tallow and Bran and mixed them together, and rubbed the Horses Teeth and Gums withall, which caused the Horse to abstain from his Meat, and fall away to a prodigious Poverty; which Horse at first cost him 34 Guineas, but now was not worth near so much: The Prisoner denyed it, and the Innkeeper said, that if ever his Horse was worth 5 l. he was worth 10 l. now; and no Evidence was produced to swear, that the Ostler was seen to commit the fact, so he was Acquitted .

Richard Miller , was indicted for a high Misdemeanor, in counterfieting himself to be a Cleark, belonging to Doctors Commons, to one Mr. Constable, and for sending Processes to People in his own name . The Evidence against him, deposed, that at one time he went to the Bell-Inn in Wood-street, to a Carriers Servant, and would fain have juggled mony out of him, telling him, that he was put into the Spiritual Court, for getting a Maid With Child; withall telling him, that if he would give him 40 s. he would take it off, and he should come to no further trouble: This was fully proved against him, by a Procter that belonged to the Commons, and that he never was in any Practice there, and that he was but a Perriwigmaker , in Long-lane. &c. The Prisoner did not much deny it, but said that he took no Mony. So upon a full hearing, he was found Guilty of a High Misdemeanor.

Sarah Lawrence , Sarah Marsh , and Elizabeth Gardiner , were all three indicted, for stealing one Holland Band, value 9 d. One K nting Corronet, value 10 d. One Holland Dressing, value 9 d the Goods of John Gunstone . But the Evidence being very obscure, and it being lookt upon as a malicious prosecution, they appearing to be persons of better worth, than the Accusers; they were all immediately discharged .

Catharine Bedwell , was Indicted for stealing one Lute-string Gown, value 3 l. two Silk Gowns, value 3 l. 10 s. one Pettycoat with a gold Lace, value 40 s. and some other goods, value all about 10 l. The Evidence for the King, deposed that the Prisoner and three men more came into a Publick House to drink, and stayed there all day, and after they were gone the goods were miss'd, but the Prisoner denyed it, and called some Witnesses, who gave a favourable account of her Credit, so she was Acquitted .

Walter Hunt , was Indicted for a Trespass, for stealing two hundred weight of Iron, value 40 s. from James Wilson , on the 18th. of October last. It appeared upon his Tryal, that there was one George Wood concerned in the Fact with the Prisoner, who was fled, and the Evidence being very plain against him,. he was found guilty of a Trespass.

James Grimstone , was indicted for stealing a Brass Candlestick and a Save-all, value 3 s. 6 d. the Goods of John Parsey : The Evidence against the Prisoner, said, that he came in at the Window, and took away the Candlestick from off the Table; but another person was in his Company, who carryed it; yet notwithstanding, he was brought in Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Richard Whitehead, alias Whiting , was indicted, for stealing on the 21st. of Sept. last, one Feather Bed, value 40 s. one Bolster value 2 s. with other goods of small value , from Ann Walter : The Evidence declared that the Bed was taken upon his Shoulder, and that one Griffin, and another person, were concerned with him, but did abscond themselves, so he was found guilty of the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Nicholas Fordham , was indicted for stealing 4 Reams of white Paper, value 20 s. on the 1st. of this instant, the goods of Mr. Anthony Staples , the Evidence was Mr. Staples, who arrested that the Prisoner was a Servant in his house, and had oftentimes robbed him before; so upon a full hearing, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Lewis Hedger , was Indicted for stealing one Callico Apron, value 18 d. one Lac'd Quoif, value 2 s. two Handkerchiefs value 2 s. 6 d. one Musling Crevat. value 3 s. and other goods of small value , from Eleanor Davis Widdow . The Evidence against him, deposed, that he came into the house of the Prosecutor (she being a Washer Woman ) and took away the Linnen aforesaid, out of a Dish as it lay wet, which being fully proved upon him, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jeremiah Swan , was Indicted for stealing a Bracelet set with Diamonds and Cornelion Stones, value 12 l. 10 s. on the 6th. of December last, the goods of Christopher Robinson , but the Evidence not being able to prove the matter of fact, he was Acquitted .

William White , was Indicted for stealing two Salmons, value 30 s. from Richard Richardson : It appeared upon the Evidence against him, that he came from Oxbridge, in the Waggon, and stole the Salmons out of the Waggon, which being fully proved against the Prisoner, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bamfield, alias Carter, alias Howard, alias Smith , was Indicted for stealing several small goods, and 10 s. in Mony , from one Kathrine Davis ; the matter of fact against her was, that She came to the house of the Prosecutor, and hired a Lodging, and after a little time took away the goods, &c. which was fully proved against her, She was found guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Sentence as followeth.

Order'd to be Burnt in the Hand 12. viz.

John Tudman , Judith Short , Thomas Barns the Elder, and Thomas Barns the Younger, Thomas Barrow , Michael Walker , James Barrow , Thomas Bears , William Scot , Humphrey Burton , Richard Whitehead , and E - W -

Order'd to be Transported 3 viz.

John Dunkin , Isaac Vaughan , and Thomas Gibs .

Order'd to be Whip'd 5 viz.

James Grimstone , Nicholas Fordham , Lewis Hedger , William White , and a Woman.

Received Sentence of Death, 9 viz.

Richard Roberts , Elizabeth Fuller , J - C - Sarah Vince , Margaret Stephenson , John Reeves , John Jennings , Elizabeth Bamfield , and Arrabella Reeves, the last of which, was order'd to be Burnt.

Arrabella Reeves, Elizabeth Fuller , and Elizabeth Bamfield pleaded their Bellys, a Jury of Matrons were Impannell'd, who brought in their Verdict in the Negative as to the first, but that the two latter were quick with Child, &c.

The Judgments of T - W - and J - P - was deferred till the Next Sessions, there being an Appeal for Murther brought against them.