Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 28 November 2014), December 1689 (16891211).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th December 1689.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King and Queens Commissions OF THE Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the OLD-BAYLY,

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Days of December, 1689.

And in the First Tear of Their MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Days of December, 1689. Before the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Pilkington Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Mr. Recorder, with several other Justices, for the City of London, and the County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow,

London Jury,

William Stamper

Benj. Fitzer

Maurice Wait

William Osborne

Thomas Maddox

John Woodcroft

Anthony Lawson

William Millward

John Spragman

Jeremy Lammas

Thomas Fletcher

John Taylor .

Middlesex Jury,

James Partridge

William Parkinson

Humph. Bradshaw

Richard Fitzgerald

John Browne

John Outing

Christo. Chambers

Thomas Barnes

Giles Burrows

Daniel Badger

Samuel Jewell

Samuel Hooper .

The Proceedings were these,

Daniel Groves , a Boy about 16, of St. Alhallows Lumbard street , was Indicted for Firing the House of John Foster , on the 27th of October last. The Evidence was Mr. Foster, with whom the Prisoner was an Apprentice , who said, That he Chopt a piece of Link, and clapt it between the Boards in a partition in the Cellar, where it took Fire, but was soon quench'd. The Prisoner confest it before the Justice, and said, that he was Instigated to Commit the Fact by the Temptations of the Devil, and one Baker; yet he deny'd it upon his Tryal. So he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

George Davies of the Parish of St. Bartho. Exchange , was Indicted for the same Fact, (viz.) for Firing the House of one William Whitehead , on the 4th of October last. It was Evidenced, That the Prisoner was found with another Man in the Cellar, by the Boy of the House, who said, that the Prisoner threw a Quart Pot at his Head, and then made his Escape out at the Cellar Door; after which the Fire was found between the Partition, and was easily put out. The Prisoner deny'd it stifly; and said, that he never was in the House: But the Master of the House and his Servant Swore that they knew him to be the Man, for that he was wont to frequent the Kidnapping-Office, (so called,) near to the Royal-Exchange, viz. in St. Soizbin's Alley. The Prisoner pleaded hard, and said, that he was Wronged: and he was Acquitted . But the Jury had a severe Reprimand from the Court, and another Jury ordered to be immediately Empanelled.

John Spearing was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard value 6 l. from John Maw , of the Parish of St. Buttolph Aldgate . The Evidence was Mr. Maw, who said, that the Prisoner confest to have taken away his Tankard before Sir James Butler , and that he had sold it to one Broadnick a Broker in Holborn. The Prisoner said, that he was surprized, and did not know what he did, and denyed it all upon his Tryal; Upon which the Jury found him Not Guilty , and were highly blamed by the Court for the same, as they were for Davis's Verdict.

Stephen Voucher , and John Dyer , were Tryed for Breaking the House of Thomas Smith , about 12 or one in the Night, of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Aldgate , on the 30th Day of October last, and taking away one Gold Hatband value 5 s. and 15 l. in Money . The Evidence was a Boy brought out of Newgate, besides Mr. Smith, &c. who said, that he saw them Break open the Window, and go into the House, and that Voucher promised to give him Money to Conceal the Robbery, he being in a Coffee-House near them. The Prisoners denyed all that was alledged, and Dyer called numerous Evidences, who gave an account, that Smith had Malice against Dyer: for that he Lodged in his House, and he would have put him out, but could not do it fairly, because the Lease was not expired. Dyer's Evidence declared further, that he had always been a very Honest Person, and of a very good Reputation. Vouchar had likewise some Persons on his side, who gave the Court a very favourable account of him, &c. So that the whole Matter looked very obscure, and seemed to proceed from Malice on the Prosecutor's side, for that he had arrested the said Dyer in an Action of 100 l. a little before; when he owed him but 5 l. Besides, he was not able to Swear positively against either of them, so the Evidence upon the whole being but Circumstantial, they were both Acquitted .

Thomas Melton was Tryed for stealing one Cloth Coat, with Gold and Silver Buttons value 40 s. from John Lane , on the 29th of September last, Mr. Lane deposed, That his House was Robbed in Watlin-street , and that the Coat was found in the Prisoner's Custody, and when his House was search'd, he attempted to run away. The Prisoners denyed it, and said, that the Coat was brought to him to Turn, he being a Taylor , by one George Wood , so the Jury Acquitted him.

Thomas Hunt was Tryed for Killing one Samuel Fox on the first Day of Novemb. last, giving him one Mortal Wound near to his Left Groin with a Pistol-Bullet of the depth of 10 Inches, of which he dyed . The Evidence for the King and Queen, declared, That the Prisoner brought the Pistol among some old Iron to sell, and trying it how it gave Fire, that the decreased dead, who stood near him, &c. The Prisoner said, that he found the Pistol among the old Iron, and did not know that it was Charged: So he was found Guilty of Killing the said Fox, but he did it by Misadventure .

Thomas Johnson was Tryed for stealing two Pewter Plates value 2 s. another Pewter Dish value 15 d. one Salt 4 d. the Goods of Richard Hawson , on the 5th of this Instant December , the Prosecutor swore, that the Pewter was found about him, viz. in his Breeches, which the Prisoner was not able to deny: So he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ben. Hall of Northern-Falgate , was Tryed for stealing one Stone-Horse, Coloured Black, Price 6 l. from one John Cox : the Evidence swore positively, that the Horse was found in the custody of the Prisoner, as he was going to Ride away with it. The Prisoner said, that he found the Horse in the street; and that he did not know whose Horse it was: But the Fact being plainly proved, he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Walter Mooney , and Timothy Hartican , Soldier s were both Indicted for the Murther of James Marsh ; Mooney as principal, Hartican as accessary; giving him one Mortal Wound, in and upon the Left Buttock, near to the Left Hip, with a Sword value 2 s. of the depth of 4 Inches, on the 14th of Septemb. of which he Languished until the 14th of October following, and then died. It appeared upon the Evidence, that a Quarrel arose in Smithfield between the Prisoners and the deceased, about carrying the Prisoners to Spittle-fields in his Coach; which Marsh (the deceased) denyed, and drove away his Coach; upon which the Two Prisoners persued him: and immediately he Cryed out, that he was Run into the Back, and Mooney's Sword was found under his Coat naked, and all Bloody, which was produced in Court as a further Evidence against him, but no Evidence was able to Swear that Harticans Sword was drawn, the Chyrurgeon gave in Evidence, that Marsh dyed of the Wound. The Prisoners denyed that they pursued him, until the Coachman struck them, and took away a Belt; but they could not prove it: they had a very fair and distinct hearing: so upon the whole they were both found Guilty of Wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Ferguson was Indicted for stealing 3 Barrels from Richard Bennet , value 12 s. which he confest upon his Arraignment; and Robert Newcomb was Indicted and Tryed as Accessary to Ferguson; for entertaining the said Ferguson, and Receiving the Barrels into his House : Upon which the Evidence being examined, they declared that the Barrels were brought to Newcomb's House; but none were produced that could fasten any thing upon the Prisoner: only that he owned, that Bennet's Mark was upon the Barrels, when they were brought to his House; which he deny'd at the Tryal, but it not being proved that he knew the Goods to be stole, he was discharg'd .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Peartman was Tryed for Robbing one John Hozey upon the Road between London and Bristoll, of a Gelding Price 12 l. a Hat 3 l. a Hatband value 10 s. a Point Cap value 3 l. a Suit of Linnen for a Child value 40 s. with a Box value 6 d. the Evidence Swore that the Goods were found about him near Hampton Court; and that the Prisoner was at the Inn with the Carryer (viz.) Hozey, and went out with the Pack-Horses in the Morning, and that the Prisoner had confest it before Sir Thomas Chambers , &c. and the Carrier produced a Glove of the Prisoners. The Prisoner, did not deny it, but said, that he did Rob the Prosecutor, but not upon the high way, only took the Horse into the Meadow near the Inn, so he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Samuel Smith was Indicted for the Murther of one Andrew Edwards of St. Andrews Holborn giving him with a Tuck value 6 d. upon the Left part of his Body one Mortal Wound four Inches deep on the 20th of October last, of which he died on the 24th Instant following ; it appeared that they met each other in Bromley-street , and Jostled for the Wall, and Quarelled, in which Scuffle Edwards received the Wound: the Prisoner denyed that he gave any Affront, and called two Witnesses, who said, that he was set upon, and that they were seen to Fence in the street, and that Edwards began the Quarrel-first, whereupon he was found Guilty of Manslaughter only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Lamb , Indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon value 9 s. from William Story of St. Martins in the Fields on the 2d of November last. The chief witness against her said, that she was a servant to him, and that she took the spoon, and broke it in pieces, and offered it to Sale at a Goldsmiths in Holbourn, which was fully sworn against her, altho' she denied it upon her Tryal; yet she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

William Davis was tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the house of one Thomas Dance on the 13th day of October last, and taking away 200 l. in Money Numbered . It appeared upon the Evidence, that he quartered in the prosecutors house, about 18 Weeks: and sometime after he was gone, well knowing Mr. Dances house and where the Money used to Lye, he came thither, and in the Night time Committed the Robbery; he owned that he had the Money and that he had hid 100 l. of it in the Earth at Southern Bridge 4 Miles from London, which was accordingly found there, he further owned before the Justice that he broke open the Window of the Closet where the Money lay: And with a Chissel broke open the Till of the drawer, and so got away with it, he was taken in Elbow Lane in a Garret. Unto all this the Prisoner answered, That he found the Money upon the Road in a Wallet; and buryed it, as aforesaid, and had very frivolous excuses: and denied all that was alledged against him. So upon the whole matter he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

John Bristow of St. Giles in the Fields , was Tryed for Stealing on the 2d of December , one Bay Horse price 10 l. The goods of Henry Cornwall Esquire . The Evidence said, that the Horse was found in the Custody of the Prisoner, as he was Riding him from Enfield Chase towards London: But no Evidence could swear that he Stole the Horse, so he was discharged .

Joseph Flower was Tryed for Stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. from the Right Honourable the Dutchess of Mazareen , on the 9th of November . The Evidence said, that the Prisoner came to the Dutchess's House under a pretence to enquire for some of the family, and took away the Spoon out of the Kitchen while the Maid went to draw him some Ale, and afterwards sold the Spoon in Holbourn, all which he confest before the Justice upon his apprehension, but denied it upon his Tryal, striving to Extenuate the Crime; but that would not prevail with the Jury to believe that he was innocent, so he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Martin Seward and William Harwood , two little Youth s, were both Tryed for Robbing one Richard Hall on the 14th of Novemb. last: Seward Confest before the Justice, that he being Servant in the next House, got into Halls, and let in Harwood, and that Harwood took away 12 pair of Silver Clasps value 30 s. 20 Gold Rings value 5 l. one Silver Bell value 5 s. 40 Ounces of Silver value 10 l. with some Silver Buttons value 20 s. It was Credibly Evidenced, that the Prosecutors Cellar was broke, and that Seward let the other Boy into the House, and put him into the Dust-hole for 6 d. and about 4 or 5 a Clock in the Morning Committed the Robbery: but Harwood had good Evidence to prove his Honesty, so he was Acquitted , and Seward found Guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Joseph Feild was Tryed for stealing Four score and Ten Knives from Benj Choyce , on the 18th of October last, the Evidence was plain, and the Goods were found upon him; which altho he stifly denyed, by saying, he was hired to Carry them to Fleet-Bridge by one at Holborn Bridge. He was known to be an old Shop lifter, so was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Lawrence , Elizabeth Lawrence and Henry Ward , were all three Indicted for Robbing Joh Pensick of Chatham , on the 27th of Novemb. last, of 40 Yards of Serge value 5 l. 4 s. 5 yards of Crimson shag value 50 s. 17 yards of Drugget-Stuff value Fifty Shillings. Twenty Seven yards of Crape value 39 s. 27 yards of Norwich Stuff value 29 s. 120 yards of Coloured Stuff value 9 l. 8 Gowns value 6 l. 8 Petticoats value 4 l. one stript Silk Woman's Gown value 12 s. one Covering for a Bed value 20 s. 5 Pair of Stockins value 20 s. 3 Silk Wastcoats trim'd with Gold value 3 l. two pair of Breeches trim'd with Gold value 45 s. with several other Goods of great value . The Evidence declared, that the Prisoners were Intrusted to work with the Prosecutor, (he being a Taylor ,) at Chatham, and whilst Mr. Pensick was at London, they took their opportunity to Murther the Servant who was Intrusted in Chief, tying a piece of Tape twice about his Neck; with which he was strangled, and laid in the Cellar; after which they carried away the Goods to London, and were found upon them in White-Fryars, which they did he ways deny. So they viz. the two Men were found Guilty, but the Woman discharged .

Giles Hall was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard value 5 l. 17 s. the Goods of one William Elliot in Thames-street , the Tankard was lost out of his Cellar, and the Prisoner confest that he took it, and had sold it to a Pawn-Broker in Southwark: The prisoner denyed it at the Tryal, but the Evidence was plain, so was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Kentish was tryed for Stealing on the 3d of December , from Margaret Umble one Red Petticoat value 20 s. one black Sarsnet petty-coat 20 s. one pair of stockins 8 s. one Muslin Night Rail 8 s. one Yard of Cloth 3 s. 2 Muslin Cornets 5 s. one Farendine Petty coat value 40 s. With several other small goods, besides 10 s. in Money ; The Prisoner was a Lodger in the House where the Prosecutor liv'd, and being charged with the goods, she confest how that she had pawn'd them at a brokers,throwing her self upon the Mercy of the Court; She was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Peel a Girle was indicted the first time for Stealing 9 s. from Mary Peelsworth a 2d time for Stealing, 5 Gold Rings value 5 l. 5 more value 40 s. one Pearl Neck-Lace value 30 l. on the 20th of August last from the person above said the prosecutor swore that the Girle was a servant in the house where She Lodged, and she being in the Country lost her goods: but could not be positive, that she took the Neck Lace, so she was discharged of that, but found Guilty of the former so the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Eades Indicted for privily stealing Ten Shillings in Money from one Mary Kule , on the 6th of Novemb. The Evidence Kule said, that she took her hand in her Pocket, and afterwards she cast her hand behind her, and another Woman near her was supposed to take the Money from her. The Prisoner denyed it, yet she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Rowland Smith was Indicted for a Misdemeanor in Counterfeiting a Letter in the Name of one Elizabeth Blackerby , directed to one Mr. Tho. Draper , a Draper in Bishopsgate street, for divers Goods, as Holland, and other Linnens, &c. The Letter was read in Court, which was, that Mrs. Blackerby desired that he would send immediately 2 or 3 pieces of Holland, and some other odd things: which Mr. Draper suspecting, sent to Mrs. Blackerby about it, and found it to be a Cheat: and she declared in Court, that she never sent for any Goods, neither writ any Letter, so he was found Guilty of the Counterfeit.

[Pillory. See summary.]

Elizabeth Sherwood was Indicted as principal, and 2 others as Accessaries to Sherwood, for Robbing Richard Comer , on the 22d of Novemb. of 10 Gold Rings value 7 l. a pair of Silver Clasps for a Cloak value 7 s. and Five l. in Money . The Prosecutor declared, that he lost his Money and the Rings out of a Trunk, but he could not say, that she took away his Goods, but the Constable found some of the Rings about her, and she confest that she had the Money: So upon the whole, the Woman was found Guilty , and the two latter were Acquitted.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Campion was Indicted for smothering her Female Infant Bastard Child , on the first of Decemb. The Evidence deposed, that the Child was found Dead in a Box under the Prisoners Bed, and that she owned it to be hers: and the Child was full grown, and no appearance of hurt was seen on the Child, as was Evidenced by the Midwife. The Prisoner said, that she was not near her time; and no proof was made that the Child was Born alive; and she being found to make good Provision for the Child against the Birth, she was deemed to be out of the Statute, so she was Acquitted .

Elinor Fluellin was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard value 5 l. 5 s. the Goods of Bernard Bickerdyke , on the 6th of Novemb. It was Evidenced, that she and a Man went to drink at the Prosecutor's House, on Safforn-Hill , and the Man took the Tankard and left the Woman behind. The Prisoner denyed it, altho' she Confest it before that the Man had it, so she was immediately found Guilty of the Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Daniel Ashford was Indicted for a Rape Committed upon the Body of one Ruth Turner , on the 18th Day of July . The King's Counsel opened the Nature of the fact: the Witnesses deposed, That after he had Committed the Fact, he run away, and could not be found in a considerable time after: Mrs. Turner said, That he came to her House at Cambridge-Heath , when no one was at home besides her self, and threw her upon the Bed, and Forced her: she Cryed out for help, but yet not withstanding he over came her. Another Evidence Corroborated the Fact, that saw him upon the Woman, and that he would have given him 5 s. to hold his Peace, and promised to spend 20 s. in the House by way of a Treat. The Woman farther said, That he followed her up stairs, she going to fetch a Glass, &c. which was fully Evidenced against him. The Prisoner denyed it, and said, that he did not offer any Money to any Man, and called some Witnesses, who said, that the Woman kept a Bad House, of no good Credit, and that several Evil Deeds were done there. Others said, That the Prisoner was a person of a fair Reputation, and Sick at the time when the Rape was said to be Committed. There were several Scandalous Reproaches, and Ugly Reflections, on both sides; and in the whole course of the Evidence there was abundance of Malice appeared, which weighed so much with the Jury, that they Acquitted the Prisoner.

Elizabeth Auttey the Elder, and Elizabeth Auttey the Younger, were Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard value 5 l. on the 27th of Novemb. the Goods of Edward Allen . The Witness was not able to Charge the Prisoners, so they were Acquitted .

John Longstaff , William Butler , and William Riggs , were all Three Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in Breaking the House of the Right Honorable the Marquis of Caermarthen , on the 28th of Septemb. last, about the Hours of 9 or 10 at night, and taking thence 3 pieces of Point for a Bed value 10 l. one Point Cion Cloth value 3 l. another 40 s. a Point Apron value 3 l. a Set Twilit, and some other Goods of good value, &c. The evidence declared, That Butler confest that Longstaff went in the Window, and threw the Goods out to him, and he carried them away. But Longstaff and Riggs denyed it when they were Apprehended. Butler produced all the Goods again, and no Evidence affected Longstaff and Riggs, so they were Acquitted , and Butler was found Guilty of Felony only.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Dyer , Peregrin Barret , and John Barret , were all three Tryed for Breaking the House of Edward Smith , about two a Clock in the Morning, on the 5th of Novemb. last, and taking away a Silver-Strainer value 5 s. two Pound of Candles value 9 d. a Pot value 1 d. 3 Pound of Honey value 11 d. a little Box 1 d. and 12 s. in Money . The Honey was found in Peregrin Barret's House. Dyer called good Evidence to prove his Reputation, and no Evidence was produced against John Barret , they 2 were acquitted , but Barret was found Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Jones , Thomas Young , and Thomas Noon , were all Indicted for Felony and Burglary, together with one Winifred Davis not yet taken, in Robbing the Chamber of Herald Wild in Novemb. last, taking away 5 yards of Cloth value 35 s. 3 yards of Callico value 2 s. 8 yards of Silk value 58 s. and divers other Goods . Young confest it upon his Arraignment, and Noone denyed it, so did Jones. And no Evidence affected them, so they were both Acquitted ,

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Togood was Indicted for Breaking into the yard of Edmund Waller Esq : at Westminster , with an intent to steal his Goods, but he was saken in the yard before he had time to carry any thing away , so the Jury brought him in Guilty only of a Trespass.

[Fine. See summary.]

Henry Moore was Tryed for stealing a Trunk value 12 d. and 4 l. in Money , on the 11th of Novemb. from Anthony Waller . He was a Servant in the Prosecutor's House, and they Swore that he hid the Trunk in the House of Office. The Prisoner denyed it, but he had owned it before, when taken, so he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Anderson was tryed for stealing a walking Cane value 10 s. on the 7th of December from George Hill of Foster-lane . The Prosecutor deposed, that he came into the Shop with another Man to cheapen some Buckles, and the other Man took away the Cane ; yet he being in company, was found guilty .

Jane Waller was Tryed for stealing a Five Shilling Piece from Elizabeth Earle in Fleet street , on the 15th of October 1688. The Evidence was, that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's House to offer some what to sell, and took the money. The Prisoner having credible persons to clear her Reputation, was discharged .

Hannah Basset was Indicted for stealing 60 yards of Scotch Taby value 4 l. from one Mr. Brigg . The Evidence proved that the Taby was found about her, and she confest it before the Justice, saying it was given her by another Woman. She was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Tamplin was indicted for marrying two Wives: The first one Mary Oakes , to whom he was married in Aldgate Parish. The second one Frances Tomlinson , to whom he was married on the 25th of November in Bishopsgate Parish . The evidence was weak against him, so he was acquitted .

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Sarah Ghoste of Crutchet Fryars was Tryed for speaking contemptuous and reproachful words against our most Gracious King William III of England &c. saying, That King William was the Son of an Whore . It was evidenced by some Women who heard her speak the words. The Prisoner denied it, and said that the Evidence had a Spight against her, because they had been at Law together, &c. It appeared further, that the Prosecutor would have put up the matter, whereupon the Court lookt upon it as a malicious Prosecution so she was acquitted .

Francis Steward was Tryed for a Misdemeanor, viz. For pretending himself to be an Irish Protestant, and taking 40 s. of the Commissioners at Mercers Hall . It being fully proved, he was found Guilty of a Misdemeanor.

Edward Sanders was Indicted for the same Offence as Steward, and the Evidence was much to the same purpose that he received 40 s. So he was found Guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

N - C - was Indicted for the Murther of one James Baskerfield on the 10th Instant, with a Gun value 5 s. giving him one mortal wound upon his Forehead near to his right Eye of the depth of one Inch, of which he died . It appeared that the Prisoner, and two or three more were shooting at Wild Ducks on the Thames near Blackwall , and two of the other shot first, and Mr. C - shot after, the Waterman thinking that all the Guns went off, rose up in the Boat, and Mr. C - shooting, the Waterman received the Shot into his head. He confessing the Coroner's Inquest, which was found a Misfortune, was discharged of the Indictment .

John Slade was Tryed for killing Jane Burton , by shooting her into the left part of her head with a Musquet Barrel value 2 s.fixed in an Engin, giving her one mortal wound of the depth of 3 Inches of which She instantly died . The Evidence deposed, that the Woman was shot in Bunhil Fields , and that the Prisoner and others were trying of their Musquets out of an Engin in the Artillery Ground, and the Bullet glancing over the Wan, shot the Woman dead. The Prisoner being a servant , and what he did was in obedience to his Masters Commands, and that he knew nothing of the death of the Woman, he was only found Guilty of doing it by misfortune .

Thomas Mechiones was Tryed for being Accessary with Edward Ferguson , in stealing 3 Barrels from one Bennet , as before Incerted . The Prisoner having Evidence that gave a favourable account of his Credit, he was discharg'd .

A - B - was Indicted for stealing from one Jacob a Saxon, one Lac'd Crevat value 20 s. a pair of Ruffles 15 s. The Prisoner making good proof of his Reputation, and it appearing that they were formerly intimate Friends, it was found to be a very adjust Prosecution, and the Prisoner was acquitted .

John Bolt was Tryed for stealing 3 Lac'd Cornets value 25 s. one Scarf value 5 s. the Goods of John Draper . The Evidence not being positive, he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Noon , Wife of Thomas Noon , was Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard value 40 s. one Spoon 5 s. the Goods of Elizabeth Sayers . The Evidence said that she took away the Tankard, and carried it to Newgate &c. Which being proved, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Allen and Elizabeth his Wife were Indicted for stealing a Point Crevat value 2 s. 6 d. a Point Band 3 s. a Cornet 2 s. 6 d. and a pair of Sheets 10 s. The Evidence did not touch the Woman, so she was acquitted : But the Man was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Ann Shoot , and Rebecca Deverel were Tryed for stealing on the 22d of November one Gown value 20 s. 2 Silk Peticoats 20 s. a pair of Point Sleeves 5 l. a Cornet 3 l. a Lac'd Apron 40 s. and other Goods , from Sir Walter Plunket . The Evidence swore that some of the Goods were found upon Shoot, and no Evidence affected Deverel; whereupon she was acquitted , but Shoot was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Knott was Tryed for stealing on the 28th of October last 27 s. in money from the wife of William Purbridge . She declared that she lost her money out of a hole in the Chimney corner, and found a remarkable Shilling about the Prisoner, which she swore was hers; whereupon She was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Knight and Hannah Jones were Tryed for breaking the House of Peter Cembeson on the 15th of October , taking one cloth Coat and other Goods from him : But no Evidence appearing against them, they were acquitted .

Peter Gouge , a Boy , was Indicted for stealing 5 yards of Bone Lace value 15 s. and a Box 1 d. from Elizabeth Fellowes . The Evidence was clear against him, so he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elinor Hatfeild was Tryed for Robbing James Watson on the 30th of October last, of 24 yards of printed Calicoe value 28 s. The Evidence deposed that She was found in the Minories, offering part of the Calicoe to Sale for 5 s. The Prisoner said that She had it of one Powel, but could not prove it, so She was found Guilty to the value of 9 s.

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Barnes of St. Mary Lebone , was Indicted for stealing a Bay Coloured Gelding, value 10 l. No Evidence appearing against him, he was immediately acquitted .

Patrick Harding of St. Martins in the Fields Labourer , was Indicted for High Treason, after the usual Method, viz. For waging and levying War against our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary . It appeared that he had been a Chairman to the Pope's Nancio, and had Communication with one Taffe, in the presence of one Mannors, who were produced as Evidence against him, and swore that he told them, That he had raised 16 Men, allowing them 6 d. per diem, and had already, viz. in November sent them into France for the use of King James in Ireland. And further told them, That if they could procure any Friends of theirs, they should presently Enter into Pay, and be kindly Entertained, for that he should be a Captain ere long himself, and that it would not be long before King James would be in England. This was the subject matter brought in Evidence against him, but he deny'd it all. Some difference hapned to arise between the Court and the King's Councel about the laying of the Indictment, for that the Court were of Opinion it could not be made Treason upon that Indictment, so he was found Guilty only of raising and hiring Men to fight against the King and Queen. At last the Court and King's Councel agreed to find it Special, and to defer the Matter, till the judges could meet maturely to debate the Case : So Judgement upon the Prisoner was respited till further Order, &c.

Mary Oliver was Arraigned, for pretending herself to be an Irish Protestant, and receiving Money of the Commissioners at Mercers Hall , whereas She was never in Ireland; which Cheat She confessed , but no Judgement , was Inflicted, the Court commiserating her Poverty, &c.

On Thursday Night, before the Grand Inquest for the City of London was discharged, they delivered a Presentment to the Court: First, Against Alehouses, that there should no Drink be sold on Sunday. Secondly, Against the Lewd Sort of Women, commonly called Night walkers. Thirdly, Against Beggars, that go up and down the streets. Fourthly, Against Pedlars and Hawkers. Fifthly, Against Butchers, that make it their practice to sell Meat on the Lord's day, to the great Dishonour of Almighty God, and the Violation of the Laws of the Kingdom.

Walter Parker was Indicted for stealing a Feather Bed from Thomas Scott on the 15th of October last; and a Wastecoat, both value 30 s. a Stuff Coat 20 s. The Indictment being laid in a wrong Name, were ordered to amend it against next Sessions.

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

Burnt in the Hand 9.

Joseph Field , Giles Hall, Edward Ferguson , Samuel Smith , William Butler , Peregrin Barret, Thomas Young , Henry Moor , and Elinor Hatfeild .

Received Sentence of Death 5.

Walter Mooney , Timothy Hartican , John Peartman , William Davis , and Ann Knott , who was Respited after Judgement.

To be Transported 10.

Daniel Grove , Martin Seward , Mary Eades , Jane Kentish , Benjamin Hall, Elizabeth Sherwood , Elinor Fluellin , Elizabeth Noone, Ann Shoot , and Ann Knott .

To be Whipt 7.

Jane Peel , and Hannah Baslet, to be Whipt from Newgate to Aldgate.

Joseph Flower , Thomas Johnsons , Mary Lamb , Thomas Allen , and Peter Gouge , to be Whipt from Newgate to Holborn Bars.

Hen. Lawrence and Hen. Ward sent to Kent Assizes.

Thomas Toogood was Fined Four Nobles. John Slade , and Thomas Hunt , gave in Bail to appear next Sessions. John Anderson was set by till further Order. John Tamplin was order'd to find Sureties for his good Behaviour. Rowland Smith, for a Cheat, was order'd to stand upon the Pillory at the Royal Exchange one hour. Francis Steward and Edward Sanders, for a Cheat, were Sentenced to stand on the Pillory at Mercers-Hall Door and fined 20 Nobles each, &c. One Pennington, a Cabinet-maker, gave in Bail to a pear next Sessions, for saying, God Dames King William and Queen Mary, &c. One John Bowles a Soldier, was ordered to remain for speaking Seditious Words, &c.

Richard Shuttleworth and one Albert were accused for High Treason, &c. The Crime being committed in Laxcashire, they were order'd to be Try'd at Lancaster, John Glass and Roger Tylley , with some others, gave in Bail to appear next Sessions for speaking Seditious Words against the King and Government.

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