Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 23 April 2014), April 1687 (16870406).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 6th April 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 6th. 7th. and 8th. of April. 1687.

And in the 3d. 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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 6th. 7th. and 8th. Days of April, 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.

William Long

Richard Kimbal

Henry Bullock

John Peckman

Peter Wallis

Thomas Hoskins

John Reynolds

John Roll

Thomas Minchal

John Hugehut

James Holloway

Richard Oakly .

Middlesex Jury.

John Parry

Charles Goodhand

Thomas Whit

John Preston

Thomas Wilkinson

Samuel Brettridge

William Finch

John Peacock

William Griffin

John Becket

Thomas Tatlock

Thomas Pattle .

The Proceedings were as follow

Henry Henly alias Bell , was Tryed for stealing from Henry Wright , of the Parish of St. Lawrence Pountny , two pounds weight of Silk, value 24 s. sixteen Ounces of Raw Silk, value 12 s. one Musling Apron, and one Handkerchief, value 2 s. on the 10th. of January last. The Evidence against him was Mr. Wright and others, who deposed that Henly being sometime after the Robbery Committed, Apprehended for cheating a Gentleman of a Cloak, by asking for it in a wrong Name, and then taxed with this Robbery; he confessed he had taken the Apron and Handkerchief mentioned in the Indictment, and had pawned them in Goswel street for sixpence: and that upon inquiry, they were accordingly found, and not in Court being capable of denying the Fact, he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Doble being Arraigned upon two Indictments: The First for stealing twenty Peuter-Plates, one Peuter-Dish, six Quart-Pots and one Brass-Pan , from William Watson of St. Martins in the Fields , on the 27th. of February last: and the Second, for stealing at the same time five Peuter-Plates from Gregory Fry of the same Parish; he pleaded guilty to them both.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Stevens being Indicted, together with Agnes his Wife, for stealing one pair of Curtains and Vallins, one Counterpain, one Rug, two Mantles, one pair of Sheets one Pillowbare, and one silver Cup , from Mathew Howlet , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , one the 26th. of February last; Upon his Arraignment refused to plead, unless his Wife, (who did not appear in Court) might be first acquitted, but the Court granting him the Favour to consider for some time, of the danger he was like to incurr by such a Refusal; he upon a second time being brought to the Bar, pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Bushel , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Tryed for stealing Ten Yards of Bengaul Silk, value 30 s. from Leonard Tippet , on the 28th of February last. The Evidence against her was James Perry and Henry Overton , who deposed that she, with two other Women her Accomplices, coming into their Masters Shop under pretence of buying some Stuffs, thrust the Silk under her Coats , and that upon her being questioned about it, she dropped it; and it further appearing, she had in her way to the Gatehouse confessed the Fact, she was found guilty of the Felony.

[No punishment. See summary.]

Ann Swain , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was Tryed for stealing three Gold Rings, one Stone Ring, and 5 s. in Money, all to the value of 5 l. 10 s. from Henry Harvy , on the 14th, of March last. The Evidence was Mr. Harvy and his Wife, who deposed that she living with them in the Nature of a Servant , took her opportunity to go into their Chamber and take the things mentioned, and that they had not only found a remarkable piece of Money of which she had defrauded them in the hands of a Woman, to whom she had disposed of it, but likewise one of the Rings upon her Finger, and that she had confessed the finding the Keys in a Cabinet in the Chamber, had taken thence the Rings, &c. and not being able to deny her former Confession in Court, nor capable of offering any thing material on her own behalf, she was found guilty; yet it appearing to be her first Fact, the Jury reduced their Verdict within the Penalty of Pettilarcinary .

Catharine Austin and Richard Johnson were Tryed for stealing one Lace'd Pinner, lay'd in the Indictment to the value of 10 d. from Francis Simkin of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 21st. of Feb. and the Proof being plain against the former, for as much as the Pinner mentioned was found in her Possession, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d. but the latter acquitted .

She was a second time Indicted for breaking the house of James Willmot , in the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 28th. of Feb. and stealing one Cabinet, value 10 s. four Gold Rings, value 30 s. one Cornelian Ring, one Diamond Ring, one Embrodered Purse, three silver Boxes, one small Jewel and other things to the value of 8 l. being the proper Goods of Dorothy Willmot ; as also a Flowered Silk Petticoat, value 30 s. the proper Goods of Tabitha Watson , through the defect and insufficiancie of the Evidence, she was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Clark, alias Burgin , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , having an Indictment of High-Treason preferred against her, for Clipping, Filing, and Deminishingthe Current Coin of this Kingdom, viz. Twenty half Crowns of King Charles the First, and 40 s. of the like Money, with Sheers and other Instruments , on the 10th. of March last. She upon her Arraignment pleaded guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Catharine Jones and Elizabeth Creed , of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , were Tryed upon an Indictment of High-Treason, for Clipping, Filing, Defacing and Deminishing the Current Coin of this Kingdom &c. Viz. Charles the First, his half Crowns, and Shillings of the like Coin , on the 10th. of March last. The Evidence against them was, Catharine Powr and others, who deposed viz. that Catharine Jones being a Lodger on her Father's house: She had not only seen her Clip divers Sums of Money but had her self at sundry times purchased Guineas by her order, with Clipped Money and that she had seen Elizabeth Creed File divers parcels of Money, and it further appearing by other Testimony, that upon the searching their Lodgings, not only File-dust, but Sheers, Clipped Money, part of it unfinished, being with other Instruments useful on that occasion found in their Possession, and they in a manner Confessing the Crime, were both of them found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

John Shambrook , was Tryed for stealing three Trusses of Hay, value 3 s. from John Wilcock 's, of the Parish of Finchly , on the 18th. of Feb. last. The Witnesses were Wilcocks and others, who deposed that the Hey was taken off from a Hovel by the Prisoner, and afterward found in his Possession, but producing Evidence to testifie his long inhabiting that Parish, together with his Reputation and Behaviour, he was acquitted .

Andrew Martin and Mary Peirce , were Tryed for Stealing from John Floyd , of the Parish of St. Clement Deans , a Silver Tankard valu'd at 6 l. three Silver Spoons valu'd 30 s. a Silver Fork valu'd 3 s. and 17 s. in Money on the 23d. of February last; upon Tryal it appeared that Mary Peirce living with the Prosecutor in the nature of a Servant , upon the missing of the Sum of 17 s. with which she was charged, she after some difficulty confessed she had taken it, and had imployed it in buying Cloaths, as likewise Fruit to send to her Mother in the Country, also upon search a New Shilling was found about her that a little before had been laid by her Mistris in a Closset to try her fidelitie, and moreover that she had confessed the taking of the Plate, and delivering it to Andrew Martin who had formerly been her Fellow Servant, yet that not appearing but only by her own report he was aquitted , and she found Guilty to the value of 9 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Paul Grove , was Tryed for stealing a pair of Imbrodered Holster-caps valu'd 40 s. from Charles Furnis of St. Martins in the Fields , on the 21st. of February last, against whom Evidence was given that he had sold a peice of Imbroderry to a Companion of his, who follows the Profession of Craft of a Taylor in Warwick-lane London for six pence, which being by the said Taylor offer'd to a Sadler in the Strand was stopt, but the peice not being produced in Court, nor any positive proof being made out that it was the same that Grove sold he was acquitted .

Mary Burton , was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tumbler valu'd 25 s. from John Perry of St. Pauls Covent Garden , on the 22d. of February last, upon her Tryal it appeared that she being a Lodger in the House of Perry, found means to take the Cup which she sold to a Broker in Hounds ditch for Twelve Shillings; where by her directions Perry found it, and had it restor'd him by the Broker, and she confessing as much in Court, the Jury in consideration it appeared to be her first Fact found her Guilty but to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Cooley , was Tryed for stealing from Rowland Litton of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , two pair of Gold Buttons valu'd 28 s. a Watch valu'd 5 l. a pair of Holland Sleives, a pair of Frienged Gloves, a Brush with a Silver Top; and 5 l. 10 s. in Mony , the Evidence against him was Mr. Litton and others who deposed that on the second of March was Twelvemonth, he the said Mr. Litton meeting with Cooly for some considerations carried him home to his Chamber, and there drinking pretty freely, he under pretence of staying there all Night, found an opportunity when Mr. Litton was a Sleep to get his Keys, and opening his Trunk and Closet, possessed himself of the Goods mentioned; with which unlocking the outward Dore he fled for Ireland, but not long since returning to London he was apprehended, and it being proved where he had disposed of the Watch, notwithstanding he endeavoured to evade it and justifie his Innocence; the Jury brought him in guilty of the Fellony.

[No punishment. See summary.]

Humphry Burton , was Tryed for stealing a Frise Coat valu'd at 40 s. and a Hatt valu'd 10 s. from Thomas Waight Junior, of the Parish of St. Anne Blackfryers on the 23d. of December last, the Evidence against him was Thomas Waight , and Robert Waight , who deposed they met him in the street with the Coat upon his Back, and there Challenged it, the which Coat was likewise produced and owned by them in Court but he in his own defence pleading he bought it of one John Green , since dead, and bringing Green's Wife to Testifie that it was her Husbands Coat and that he had sold it him, the Jury acquitted him.

John Nelson , Isaac York , Thomas Carter , Thomas Freeman and John Chuttle were Indicted for a Riot, for that they together with John Wordal and others on the 9th. of March last, between four and five of the Clock in the Afternoon, made a forcible Entry upon the Cellar or Ware-house of Abraham Lecount , a French Merchant in Mincing-Lane London, and took thence about Forty two Hogsheads of French Wine , to which upon their Arraignment, they pleading not guilty, and puting themselves upon the Jury, &c. for their Tryals It appeared that Wordal, under pretence of being a Man of great Ability and undertaking, had bargained and agreed with Lecount for twenty Tuns of French-Wine, and to that purpose Writings were drawn between them, the Moneys for the Wines to be paid within a week following, but instead of any such Payment Wordal with a considerable strength of men forcing the doors of the Cellar, set Porters on work without the knowledge of Lecount, to pull up the Wine and convey it thence for his own use and behoof, which accordingly he did though it was afterward Replevined, and it appearing by sundry Witnesses, that the partys who now took their Tryals were Aiding, and Abetting to Wordal in his resolute and unlawful undertaking, as being hired by him to that intent and purpose, they were all of them found guilty of the Riot as laid in the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Nelson and Chuttle: Pillory. See summary.]

Charles Congreen , Richard Hide , and Thomas Savage , were Indicted together with one Thomas Barrow alias Levinston not yet taken for breaking the house of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Preston Scituate in the Parish of St. Ann Westminster on the 5th. of March last, about Eight of the Clock in the Evening, and taking thence a Hair Chamblet Cloak, value 8 l. a Steel and Silver Hilted Sword, value 20 s. one Walnut Tree Box, value 7 l. and 100 l. in money , upon whose Tryal it appeared that the Sash Window being a little drawn-up in a Ground-Parlour; it being then somewhat within Night Hide crep'd in and delivered out the Box and other things mentioned to Levistone, and that Congreen and Savage stood a Loff, but afterward they met and sheared the Booty, throwing the Box behind the Bull Inn Gate, and that upon their being taken part of the Moneys, the Sword, Riping-Chizles and Pick-Lock Keys were found about them, yet it not appearing but that the Window was open, they were found guilty of the Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Potly , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shorditch , was Tryed for stealing one Lac'd Coif, one Lac'd Cornet, Nine Yards of Ribon and one pair of Gloves; all to the value of 22 s. the Goods of Richard Bigland , on the 15th. of August last; but only the Gloves, being proved to be found in her possession, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Baker , of the Parish of Paddington , was Tryed for stealing three Loads of Wood or Timber from Elizabeth Girl of the same Parish, on the 24th. of December last, but upon Tryal nothing, unless a few sticks appearing to have been taken by her, she was acquitted .

Joan Thackery , was Tryed for stealing six Aprons, one Musling Handkerchief, two Yards of Lace, one Brass Kettle, &c. from Richard Bigland , of the Parish of St. Leonards Shorditch , on the 7th. of March last, but nothing more than a Hood valued at 8 d. being found about her, and the Jury Compassionating her being a young Woman, and this supposed to be the first Crime, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Fauster , was Tryed for breaking the House of Samuel Fisher of St. Pauls Covent-Garden , on the 14th. of March last, with an intent to steal ; but it not appearing by the Evidence that he had entered the house, being Circumvented by the Watch, and pretending he stood at the back-side of the house only to make Water, he was Acquitted .

William Harman , Indicted for stealing one silver Watch value 9 l. and 32 l. in Money from Lawrence Dorwille of St.Giles's in the Fields , on the 21st. of Feb. he upon his Arraignment Confessed the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Wiggans , was Tryed for stealing Nine Yards of Dyed Linnen Cloath, from Mr. Evans and his Partner , in the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , on the 11th. of Feb. upon Tryal it appeared that coming into the Shop of the Prosecutor to buy a Yard and a Quarter of Bengaul, she took with her the Dyed Linnen ; which upon her being followed, and taxed for having taken it away, she dropped in the Street, near Cliffords-Inn: Her Plea was she was ignorant she had it, alledging she took it up unknowingly with the rest of the things, insomuch that the Jury brought her in guilty only to the value of 10 d.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

William Stephens (and Agnes his Wife, who appeared not) being a second time Indicted for stealing one pair of Blankets, one Rug, one pair of Sheets, &c. from Michael Bret , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , on the 10th. of December last, Pleaded upon his Arraignment guilty to that, and all other Indictments within the Benefit of his Clergy.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Simonds alias Edwards , was Tryed for entering the house of Simon Musgrave of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 1st. of March last with an intent to steal , &c. but upon Tryal it appearing he did not enter the said house, by was interupted before he could accomplish his design, he was acquitted .

John Thomson , was Tryed for stealing a silver Tankard, value 4 l. 10 s. from Hugh Bayly , in the Parish of St. James's Westminster , on the 14th of December last. The Evidence against him was Bayly and others, who deposed that two persons, one of which was believed to be the Prisoner, came into the Prosecutors house, and after shewing some dislike of drinking in a Publick-Room, they sat down and called for a Tankard of Drink, and under pretence of staying for a Gentlemans Butler that lived hard by; they found an opportunity to throw out part of their Drink, and make their Escape with the Tankard; but Thomson utterly denying ever to have been in the house of Bayly's, and calling severale persons to give Testimony as to his honest Reputation; the Jury supposing the Prosecutor might be mistaken in the man, acquitted him.

William Grant , of the Parish of St. Ann Westminster , was Tryed for Deserting his Colours, in the Company of Capt. Parsons, and in the Regiment of his Grace the Duke of Grafton; on the 20th. of September last , and upon Tryal it appeared he had not only Received his Shilling Enterance or Retaining Mony, but had further Received the Kings Pay; and in March last was Mustered, which he not being able to deny was found Guilty of the Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]

Claud Durain , and Roger Keneday , were put upon their Tryal for Deserting their Colours on the 11th. of January last , but it appearing they had Reconciled themselves to their Officer, with a full purpose and intent to returne to their Duty and no Evidence appearing against them they were acquitted .

John Cartmal , was Tryed for Deserting his Colours, in the Company of Sr. Martin Beckman , on the 14th. of November last, but it not appearing he had received his Retaining Mony he was acquitted .

William Blackway , of the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen Bermonsy , was Tryed for Deserting his Colours after he had received his Retaining Mony, and had further advantages of the Kings Pay ; on the 27th. of January last, being Listed on the 18th. of the procedent August, but the proof not being positive against him he was acquitted .

Richard Cane , of the Parish of St. George Southwark , was Tryed for Deserting his Colours, in the Company of Capt. Brewer, and in the Regiment of the Honourable Sir Edward Hales ; on the 28th. of October last , and it being proved against him that he had received his Listing or Retaining Shilling, together with Cloaths, Arms, and the advantage of the Kings Pay, and that afterwards Deserting got a Ship-Board with an intent to go for Holland he was found guilty , and pleaded nothing but that he was Ignorant of the Law in this Case, and knew no better things.

[Death. See summary.]

John Andrews , and John Wood , were Tryed for stealing a Petticoat valu'd 5 s. from William Swanly of Stepny , on the 20th. of March last, to which they Pleaded Ignorance, but it appearing by the Testimony of one Atkins, that they had cut the strinsg and taken it off the Line where it hung to dry, and further that upon the discovery thereof they fled, the Jury found each of them guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Martha Tanner , of the Parish of Stoke Newington , was Tryed for breaking the House of John Upton , Esq ; on the 28th. of February , about two of the Clock in the Morning, and taking thence a Looking-glass valu'd 40 s. a Leadon Cestorn, a pair of Iron Grates, a silver Box, three Turkey-work Cushons and 24 peices of Silver called Souces , the Evidence was, that the House in the Night time mentioned was broken open, and that some time after the Prisoner offered the Lookin glass to sail, but she Pleading it was delivered to her by a man, whom she told the Paty to whom she sold it, was then at her House and that she had no more than Six pence for her trouble and the Evidence being no otherwise against her she was acquitted .

Francis Neal , of St. Paul Covent Garden , was Tryed for that he having Married one Elizabeth Gates , on the 30th. of June, in the 34th, Year of the late King; and after that a second Wife (viz.) Catharine Lile his first Wife being a Live, (viz.) on the 2d. of December last , upon Tryal the first Marriage was proved by those that were present, but the second Wife (viz.) Catharine Lile , though she had Sworn her Marriage before the Justice, denying in Court that ever she was Marryed to him; but had lived with him only as his Companion; and no Evidence appearing to prove the contrary he was acquitted ; And she by an Order of Court sent to the House of Correction.

Samuel Hoy , of St. Paul Covent Garden , was Tryed for stealing Six Yards of Gold Goloon Lace valu'd 10 s. from Edward Baradel his Master , on the 25th. of March last, upon Tryal he owned the Lace, but Pleaded that being a Taylor , it was usual to keep the Ends and Slips that were left, and that he had performed with the Lace delivered to him by the Finisher those things for which it was allowed, and indeed the Galoon appearing to be in many peices, the Jury looking upon it as Cabage acquitted him.

John Holland , and Ann Holland his Wife , were Tryed for breaking the house of Thomas Coxon of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , on the 28th. of March last, about seven of the Clock in the afternoon, and taking thence a silver Boul, value 40 s. one Caudle Cup, value 30 s. two silver Spoons, one silver Taster and 3 l. in Moneys : Upon Tryal it appeared that Holland and his Wife coming to an Alehouse near the Prosecutor's house, and sending for him thither, they there sat drinking till Ann Holland pretending she would go and look after her Child, left the Company and returned not till an hour after, and was in that time seen to go up Coxons Stairs, and return with some things in her Lap, but none of the Goods being found, nor any possitive Proof against the Prisoner, they were acquitted .

Thomas Layton , was Tryed for stealing a Gelding, value 20 l. out of the Stable of Thomas Dille in Hatton-Garden , on the 20th. of March last. The Proof against him was, that he was in the Company of one Thomas Sidebottom when he took him out of the Stable but that it was against his mind, and that he would at that time have discovered it, had not Sidebottom overaw'd him, by threatning to kill him, nor did he deny it in Court; yet he being but a Youth , and no other Testimony than his own Confession, he was acquitted .

Ann Trabern of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Tryed for Murthering her Bastard Male Infant, on the 8th of March last , which upon Tryal appeared to be thus, viz. She being in Service , complained one Morning to her Mistress of her being very bad with a Cold, but there having been a former Suspition of her being with Child, her Mistress thought fit to take a survey of her Lodging Room, as some thing suspecting what had happened, and found by many Symtoms that something extraordinary had befell her, and in the end, understood she had been delivered of a Child which she had cast in the Bog-house, where upon search it was accordingly found, and appeared to be a full grown Child, nor did she deny it in Court, whereupon she was found guilty of Wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

C - D - was Tryed for breaking the house, and stealing from Erasmus Draydon of St. Margarets Westminster 160 Guineas , on the 15th. of March last. Upon Tryal it appeared that C - D - having been a Servant to the Prosecutor, by Trade a Grocer , was on the day before-mentioned upon Suspition he had proved unfaithful to him, discharged his Service, when that Night he broak through a Window on the back-side the house, and took from under a Chest in the Chamber wherein he had formerly lay'd them 10 Guineas, and so departed; whichupon his being apprehended he Confessed, as also in the Wastband of his Breeches, his Truss, Glove and other places 150 Guineas, or the value of them were found with two Rings and some other pieces, all which he Confessed he had received for, or purchased with his Masters Goods, but a debate arising, whether by (reason the property was altered and the money never being effectually in the possession of the Prosecutor or not). It was a Felony in taking the 10 Guineas out of the house by a forcible entry, and the Court not at that time coming to a Result, it was left to be determined upon a special Verdict .

James Hains , was Tryed for taking 6 s. and 6 d. from the person of Elizabeth Bell , the Wife of George Bell , on the 7th. of Feb. last: but it appearing a frivolous Prosecution arising from a Drinking-hour, he was acquitted .

William Griffith , of the Parish of St. Pancrass in the County of Middlesex , was Indicted for stealing 17 Guineas, and 19 l. 10 s. in silver from Thomas Griffith , on the 22th. of Feb. The Evidence was, that being taken with the greatest part of the Moneys about him, as he was going into the Country, he Confessed it to be the Prosecutors who was his Uncle, but in Court he pleaded he had Forty pounds left him by his Father, and that, that was the said money, but no such thing otherwise appearing he was found guilty of the Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Arnold , was Tryed for stealing one silver Clasp set with Diamonds, one Cloath Coat, one pair of Breeches, one Stuff Coat, one Cravat and other things, to the value of 10 l. from David Calebo , of St. Martins in the Fields the proof against him was, that the Prosecutors Door was in his Absence opened by picking the Lock, and the things taken out and upon Arnolds being Apprehended for another Robery, the Clasp and other of the Goods was found about him, to which he pleaded he won them at play, but not being able to make that out, and having been an old Offender, he was found guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

John Sharland . of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , being Indicted for stealing one silver Tankard value 5 l. from William Player , upon his Arraignment pleaded guilty to that and all other Felonys within the Benefit of his Clergy.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Couzens , was Tryed for breaking the house of Dudly Bagnall Esq ; of St. James's Westminster ; on the 1st. of March and taking thence two Coats, one Hat, one Cain and one pair of Fringe-Gloves, all to the value of 3 l. 5 s. being the proper Goods of James Crook . The proof against him was, that the Goods were removed and he found in the house, to which he pleaded he came to enquire for one Mr. Tuisden; but it further appearing that he had Confessed one Clark had been there before him, and removed the Goods; and he not able to give any satisfactory account of himself, was found guilty of the Felony but not of the Burglary .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Edward Franklin , and John Bamford , were Tryed for Robing Alice Simons of St. Giles's Cripplegate , on the 27th. of Feb. of 4 l. 3 s. The Evidence was her self and others, who deposed that the Prisoners coming to Dine with her for 6 d. a piece, together with others of their Gang, took opportunity in her Absence to pick the Lock of her Chest, and took out the moneys; but she soon after their departure suspecting some such thing, and finding it to be true, pursued them, who being apprehended, 3 l. 16 s. was found about them, so that the Fact being plainly proved, they were both found guilty of the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Dorothy Cooper , of the Parish of St. James's Clarkenwell , was Tryed for stealing two Petticoats; value 10 s. one Ring value 16 s. from Thomas Gurney . The Evidence upon Tryal was, that she living with Gurney in the nature of a Servant carryed away the goods when they were at Church, and was soon after found with them at Lambeth, nor did she refuse to Confess it in Court, adding that she was very sorry for it; so that it being look'd upon as her first offence, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d. only.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Francis Bow , Indicted for stealing Plate and other things to the value of 40 l. from David Seuks of St. Martins in the Fields , on the 10th. of Feb. last, upon his Arraignment, pleaded guilty to that, and all other Felonys within the Benefit of his Clergy.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Henry Henly , being a second time Indicted for Cheating Thomas Norrice of a Cloak, valu'd 20 s. under presence of being sent for it, or coming for it in a wrong Name, and converting it to his own use confessed the defraud, &c.

[Fine. See summary.]

Robert Parret , Robert Brewer , John Sawyer , and John Noble , were Tryed for breaking the House of Gilbert Edwards , of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , on the 22d. of March , about a 11 of the Clock in the Evening of the same day, and taking thence one silver Tankerd valu'd 9 l. one silver Boul valu'd 4 l. one Caudle Cup, one other silver Cup, Six silver Spoons, a silver Chain, a Curral, Three silver Bodkins, one silver Thimble, Six Gold Rings, and a Camblet Coat valu'd 12 l. together with 605l. 10 s. in Mony , upon Tryal is appeared that on the 22d. of March, about the hour aforesaid Edwards waken'd out of his Sleep by the noise he heard; soon found that there were Theives breaking into his House, and had entred below by breaking two Bars out of the Window where his man lay, whom they bound, whereupon after they had in vain attemped to enter his Chamber at the Trap-door, they attempted the stairs which he guarded with a Pitch-Fork, so that being debar'd of entrance that way, they broak in upon him through a Mudd or Lome Wall near to a Chimny, with Swords and Pistols, by which means being over power'd, he and his Wife were forced to fall on their Knees and beg for their Lives, whereupon they cuting a Cord which they had brought with them in two, bound them, and Ransaked the House, only four entering, whilst the rest supposed in all to be Eleaven surrounded it, and into whose hands the mony fell, which Edward's Wife threw out at the Window, in hopes to secure it, as to Brewer, Edward's Servant swore positively that he was the second man that Entered the House, which he discovered by a Candle, that one of them lighted, and Edwards upon his Oath gave Evidence that Parret was the party that bound him, nor was his Wife less positive as to Sawyer, whom she swore to hold a Pistol at her, as she put her Head out at the Casement: swearing that unless she drew it in and shut the Casement he would Pistol her, nor were the Sword and Hanger afterward taken disagreable to those they had at the time of the Robery committed, so that they not being able to give any good account of themselves, or where they were that Night, Parret, Brewer, and Sawyer were found Guilty of the Burglary and Felony, but there being no other Evidence against Noble, than what himself had confessed of Sawyers lending him mony he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Lewis Hedger , was Tryed for breaking the House of John Wapell of St. Paul Shadwel , on the 4th. of April , between the hours of 9. and 10. in the Evening of the said day, no Person being therein . Upon Tryal, it appeared that he was found in the House, the Locks being broken and picked, but nothing being Removed, and the Man of the House being out of the Land, the Court Adjudging it no Burglary he was acquitted .

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment of Death upon a Eleven Persons viz.

Elizabeth Clark , Catharine Jones and Elizabeth Creed to be Burnt. Robert Brewer , John Sawyer , John Sharland , William Grant , Richard Cane , Thomas Arnold , Ann Trabern , and Robert Parret to be Hangd.

Ann Bushel , was Reprived before Judgment.

And Elizabeth Jones , Pleading she was with Child, it was found in Negative.

Nine Person were Burnt in the Hand viz.

Richard, Hide, Charles Congreen , Thomas Savage , Edward Franklin , John Bamford , William Harman , William Stevens , John Doble and Mary Peirce .

Ordered for Transportation Three viz.

Francis Low , William Grifith , and Thomas Cozens.

Sentenced to be Whip'd Nine viz.

Henry Henly , Catharine Austin , Mary Burton , Ann Potly , Jone Thackery, John Andrews , John Wood , Martha Tanner , and Dorothy Cooper , Jane Wiggans who was found guilty of a Petelercenary, had the penalty changed into a days Imprisonment; and Ann Swain who had incur'd the like penalty was set a side before sentance.

Fin'd Six viz.

John Nelson , and John Chuttle Fin'd 20 Marks each of them, and to stand in the Pillory before the Exchange.

Thomas Carter , Thomas Freeman , and Isaac York Fin'd 20 s. a peice and Henry Henly 1 s.

Joseph Cooly found guilty of a Felony, beg'd the benefit of his Majesties most Gracious Pardon, and in consideration the Fact was committed before the Exhibition thereof, had it alow'd him.