Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 April 2014), February 1691 (16910218).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 18th February 1691.

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-BAILY.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 18th, 19th, and 20th Days of February, 1690

And in the Third Year 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, and Friday, being the 18th, 19th, and 20th Days of February, 1690. Before the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Pilkington , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Mr. Deputy-Recorder, with several others of Their Majesties Justices for the City of London, and the Country of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow:

London Jury,

Christopher Rapyer

Thomas Lambert

Bingley Wilson

Thomas Knapp

Stephen Coleman

George Wareing

Thomas Mailes

Strangeway Mudd

Samuel Roe

Samuel Cornock

Thomas Green

James Long .

Middlesex Jury,

William Dynn

Ralph Hunt

Humphrey Bradshaw

Robert Mynn

Ralph Clayton

Francis Chapman

John Mills

William Browne

Henry Jones

Thomas Whitfeild

Thomas Hollins

William Collins .

The Proceedings were these:

William Riggs , Charles Pearson , and James Harris, alias Levingstone, alias Barrow , were Tryed for breaking the House of Richard Pardoe , and stealing away (on the 31 of January last) Two Cloth Coates, value 3 l. a pair of Cloth Breeches, value 3 s. a Hat and some Flanders Lace, and several other Goods of value . Mr. Pardoe said, That his Window was left open, and that his Goods were stole, but he could not Charge them possitively. They were taken at the George and Vulture Tavern in Lumbard-street, with some Lynnen in their Custody which they were looking upon, viz, a Sleeve and a pair of Lace'd Ruffles, which Mr. Pardoe owned to be his Goods upon Oath. The Prisoners Extenuated the Crime, and laid the Fact upon one another: The Evidence was strongest against Pearson, so he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d. but the other two were Acquitted of this first Indictment.

They were a second time Indicted together, with one John Acron , for stealing a Watch, value 4 l. and 25 s. in Mony, from William Saltmarsh , in the Highway, on the 5th day of December last . Mr. Saltmarsh said, That Riggs met him upon Ludgate-hill , and struck him over the Head, together with several others, and pickt his Pocket of the Watch and Mony. He swore possitively against Riggs that he knockt him down, but could not Charge the other three home, being in the Night-time he could not so clearly discover their Faces. Riggs denied the Fact, and Mr. Saltmash had his Watch sent him by Hicks that belongs to Newgate, a little time after; but he could not be found presently, so it was put off till the next Sessions till Hicks be found.

R - S - , was Indicted for cutting 10 Silver Buttons off of Mr. Pearses Coat as he was standing in Pinners Hall, who swore that the Prisoner owned to have cut them off when taken, and fell upon his Knees asking Mr. Pearse forgiveness. He denied the Fact at the Tryal, yet upon the whole he was brought in Guilty to the value of 10 d. the Jury having a severe Check given them for the same.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Martha Morgan , and Elizabeth Busbey, alias Noble , were both tryed for stealing 30 Yards of Polonia Cloth, value 16 s. from Mr. Joseph Davis , on the 20th of January last. The Evidence said, That they came to Mr. Davis's Shop to cheapen some Cloth, and that Noble took away the Cloth, which was found in her Peticoat , They had but little to say for themselves, but the Evidence not affecting Morgan, she was Acquitted , but Noble was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Mary Tewder , was tryed for stealing 10 Yards of dark coloured Silk, value 6 l. from one Mr. Sherwood ,on the 5th of this Instant February . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, together with one Mrs. Wilson, now a sick Prisoner in Newgate, and a Strange Man, who called the Prisoner Brother, who amongst them shifted away the Silk which was found upon Wilson so upon the whole, the Prisoner declared her Innocency in the thing, she was Acquitted .

Isaac Stephens , was Indicted for a Robbery on the High-way, committed on the 31 of December last, upon one Thomas Smith , and taking away 144 l. 17 s. 16 d. from him, the Mony of Mr. Thomas Walden . Smith was met in the Alley near Basing-hall-street , and knockt down, and the Mony took from him; but he could not positively swear that the Prisoner was the Person that did it, and that the Mony was found on the morrow after the Robbery was done lying in Basing-hall-street, by an old Woman, one Mrs. Robinson. The Evidence was imperfect, so it was put off till the Afternoon; and being then called over, the Prisoner was Acquitted ; But the Court was of Opinion, That a Bill of Indictment should be drawn up against the old Woman and her Daughter, who were in Court, for that a great Suspicion was Conjectured on their part, that they should Abet the Prisoner in the Robbery.

George Jarrott , was tryed for stealing a Gelding, coloured brown , price 5 l. on the 29th of December last, the Goods of one John Marsh of Hendon. Mr. Marsh's Man swore, That he was met by several High-way-men, upon Shoot-up-hill, near Hendon , and that they took away the Horse, and the Horse was brought to the Horseshoe Tavern in Drewry Lane by the Prisoner, and Marsh swore that it was his Horse. The Prisoner said, That the Horse was given him to lead to the Tavern by another Man, but could not prove it; so he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Susannah White, alias Powel , an ancient Woman, was Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard , on the 20th of January last, from David Nicholson , who, with another Person, said, That the Prisoner, under pretence of going into the Kitching to Butter some Ale, went away with the Tankard. The Prisoner said she knew nothing of the matter, she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Parsons , was tryed for stealing, on the 20th of July last, 5 Gold Rings, value 4 l. 8 s. a Guinea, 20 s. and 3 l. in Mony , from one Elinor Watson , who swore that the Prisoner Lodged with her, and whilest the said Watson was abroad, she took a way the Goods. The Prisoner denied it, and said, That there was another Woman Lodged in the House besides her; but the Prosecutor swore that the other Woman; went with her to Market, and when they came back her Mony was gone; so she was found Guilty .

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Mary Jones , was Indicted for stealing two pair of Silver Snuffers, value 30 s. one Snuff-Dish, value 30 s. from Sarah Clark , Widow , on the 22d of December last . She came to the House of Mrs. Clark to offer some Fringe to sell, and whilest the Maid went to shew the Fringe, she took away the Goods, which was immediately found upon her. She denied it, but yet she was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Susannah Blagrave , was tryed for breaking the House of Ann East , Widow , of Harlington , and took away a Pewter Dish, value 12 d. another Dish, value 2 s. The Prosecutors House was broke open in the Night-time, and by the footsteps of a Boy and a Woman they saw, the Prisoner was persued and found near Brainford, with the Goods in her custody. The Prisoner denied it, but she was found to have been a begging at the House the Week before, and had no manner of Proof on her side, so she was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

David Lattymore , a Soldier , was tryed for a Robbery in the High-way, on the 28th of December last . The Evidence was Charles Whitehead , who said, That the Prisoner and some others met him in Short's Gardens , and set upon him, and took away a Sword, value 16 s. The Prisoner said, That the Prosecutor drew his Sword, and swore great Oaths at him, and there were others concerned besides him, who were since fled; and there was but a slender Evidence against him, so in the end he was Acquitted .

John Mark , was tryed for stealing a Serge Gown, a Petticoat, and four Silver Spoons, and some other Lynnen, out of the House of Jane Ladds , Widow , at Westminster , on the 9th of December last; But the Evidence was not able to prove any thing against the Prisoner, only the Goods were lost; but the Prosecutor could not say that the Prisoner took them. The Prisoner pleaded his Innocency, although he was (by the way) Admonished, to beware for the time to come: so he was Acquitted .

Thomas Jones , a Boy , James Beamont , and Thomas Davis , were tryed for breaking the House of Thomas Kittle of K n borrow about one or two of the Clock in the Afternoon and taking away two Silver Spoons, value 12 s. a piece of Angel Gold and other Goods , some of which were found about Jones, viz. a Spoon-handle was found in his Breeches; and after this, the Boy discovered the other two, and said, That they broke the House, who were afterwards taken at London: yet the two latter were Acquitted , but Jones was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thorp Croome , was Indicted for the Murther of two Persons, upon two several Indictments, on the 13th of December last; the first one Sarah Wilkins , and the other one Jane Gill , who were both found with their Throat Cut, lying in a Coffe-house in Short's Gardens , Gill lying upon her Face in the Coffe-Room, and Wilks up two pair of Stayrs in her Bed . The Evidence was, That the Prisoner was wont to frequent the House of the Deceased, as was taken notice of by the Neighbours; and that he had often abused the said Wilkins before the Murther was committed, there being somewhat of Courtship between the Prisoner and Wilkins, they had often fell out between themselves; and one Circumstance, which made the matter look the more Suspicious, was this, There was a Dog, which was wont to fawn upon the Prisoner, which had the Throat of it cut in the Deceaseds House; and after, when the Prisoner came into the House; the Dog would hide himself from him. And the Prisoner was heard to say, That it was no more sin to kill them, than to kill a Dog, &c. There was other Evidence that said, The Sculls of the Deceased were broken, in a horrid manner. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called some Evidence to prove that he was in another place when the Murther was committed, which gave the Court a pretty satisfactory Account, and the Evidence against him was too short, and could not swear that he was in the Disceaseds House that Morning the Murther was done; so at last he was Acquitted .

Richard Moor , was Indicted for breaking the House of one Jacob Fletcher of Whitechappel , and taking away a Silver Tankard, value 4 l. 10 s. a Spoon, value 8 s. a Coral Necklace, and a case of Drawers . The Evidence swore, That the House was broke open; but the chiefest Witness, who found him in the House, being gone to Sea, the matter could not be so fully proved against him at first; but anothersaid, That the Prisoner confest before Justice Osborne that he was in the House, together with his Comrade, another idle Fellow, who is since fled. The Prisoner denied it at his Tryal, yet in the Conclusion he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

E. V. of S. James Westminster , and Joan Brown , were both Indicted for breaking the House of Gilbert Malchill , in the Daytime , on the 26th of June last. Mr. Malchill deposed, That his Goods were taken away, which were a Silver Coral and Chain, an Embroydered Cushion, a Piece of Ribbon, and other small Goods, all about 3 l. value: The Ribbon was found in a Drawer in Brown's Lodging, but the other things were pawned at a Brokers. No Evidence was produced against V. she was Acquitted , but Joan Brown was found Guilty of the Felony, but Discharged of the Burglary .

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Lofftin Gwin , was Arraigned for stealing 15 Yards of figured silk, value 3 l. on the 27th of Jan. to which he immediately pleaded Guilty , and to all other within the Benefit of his Clergy.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Bizzle likewise pleaded Guilty to an Indictment of Felony, for stealing 16 Yards of Indian Cloth , and to all others, &c.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elinor Edgerton , was tryed for stealing 11 Yards of Bone-Lace, value 8 s. 3 d the Goods of Andrew Page , and 26 yards more, value 38 s. 4 d. from one William Reeves , on the 17th of February last. The Evidence said, That she came to a Lace-stall in Aldersgate-street , and took away the Lace, which was found upon her. The Prisoner denied it, but the Evidence swore that she was seen to take it away so she was found Guilty .

[Death -respited. See summary.]

William Godspeed was Indicted for stealing 24 yards of fad coloured Cloth, value 8 l. from Abel Slaney and John Slaney , Partner s , on the 21st of Jan , last. The Evidence was possitive against him, and the Cloth was found upon him as he run along the Street; so he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

James Florne and John Williams , were Indicted for a Trespass for breaking the Windows of the Navy-Office in Crutched Friers , with an intent to steal the Goods and Mony that might be found there . The Evidence swore that the Casement was broke open, and there were several other Persons about the Office besides the Prisoners, yet the Prisoners were found within the Walls of the Office: but no Evidence could prove that they took away any thing, yet they were noted to be old Offenders, so they were found Guilty of the Trespass.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

George Rason, alias Reason , and William Glossenberry, alias Lasenberry were both Indicted for a Burglary in breaking the House of James Whitehall , Gent and taking away a Silver Candlestick, value 10 l. a Snuff-dish, value 3 l. and Extinguishor, value 20 s. two Salts, value 40 s. eight Silver Forks, value 4 l. two Silver Plates, value 5 l. a Silver Salver, value 5 l. a Mustard Box, value 3 l. a Sword, value 50 s. a Watch, value 4 l. six Guineas, with some other Plate, &c. on the 23d day of January last. The Evidence for the King was Mr. Whitehall and others; Mr. Whitehall swore that several Persons came into his House, as he lay in Bed, and swore great Oaths that they must have his Plate and Mony, which they took away. Rason owned the Robbery, and Excused Glossenbury; and the Evidence was somewhat obscure as to Glossenbury: yet upon the whole, the Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Charles Hughes , the Notorious Criminal, who was formerly Convicted of several Enormous Evils, for which he received Pardon, long since, now was again Indicted for breaking the House of Sir John Talbot , Kt. and taking away several Parsels of Plate and other Goods , on the 23d day of October last. The Evidence was possitive against him, how that he opened the door with a Picklock-Key, and he was found in the House with a pair of Point Sleeves in his Custody: The Prisoner had nothing to say for himself, only threw himself on the Mercy of the Bench: so he was found Guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Congden , was Indicted upon, three Several Indictments of Murther committed at Wappen not long since, for that he, together with one Thomas Rogers and William Thomas , not taken, did kill and Murther, (first) one Catherine Bignall , (secondly) one Elinor Eadon , (thirdly) one Margaret Jallon , and taking away a great deal of Plate. The Witness was, That the Prisoner was heard to confess, that the Murther was contrived a Fortnight before it was done, and that he offered the Plate to sale a Goldsmiths, and that he was a Servant to the Person that kept the House, &c. The Prisoner said, That the other two Persons set him to watch at the door while they Robbed the House, but he knew nothing of the Murther; yet in the Conclusion, he was found Guilty upon all the three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

John Ray , was Indicted for Robbing one Bernard Chatfield , on the 9th of May last, and taking away several French Pistoles and other pieces of Gold, to a considerable value . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner was a Servant to him, being an Apothicary in the Minories , and the House was Robbed of the Gold; but there was no possitive proof against him, besides the Fact being committed before the 16th of May, he was Acquitted by vertue of Their Majesties most Gracious Pardon .

The same John Ray was a second time Indicted for Coyning' of several Pieces of false Mony, on the 21st of January last, viz. Half Crowns, &c. The Evidence swore, that Stamps to Coyn Mony were found in the Prisoner's House, which were produced in Court; and although the Prisoner denied it, yet being lookt upon to be a Notorious Offender, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Coward , and Sarah Coward , were both Indicted for High Treason in Clipping several Half Crowns, to the Number of eight pieces, with certain Shears and other Instruments fit for the Trade found in their Custody . The Clipt Mony was produced in Court, and Clippings, which was found in the Prisoner's House, under the Boards in the Flore, in the Porch, that enters into the House: the Evidence being somewhat Circumstantial, they were Acquitted .

Katherine Holloway , was likewise Indicted for the same Treason that Coward and his Wife was, as aforesaid; and it was Evidenced that she was in the House of Coward, but nothing found about her but fair and clear Money , she being a poor Washerwoman to the said Coward, she was acquitted .

Henry Knight , Edward Stephen , and Elizabeth Bradley , were all three indicted for Counterfeiting 50 Pieces of false Money on the 23d of January last (viz.) King James the First's Shillings, &c. the Evidence was Holland and his Wife Convicts to Newgate, who swore that they saw Knight, (who went then by the name of Wright) stampt and Coyn the Money abovesaid, about November last, and the Stamps and some false Money besides a Hammer and Sheers were produced in Court is a further Evidence against them, so Knight and Stephen were found Guilty : But Elizabeth Bradley was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

John Child was tried for stealing from Simon Fanshaw on the 5th of Febr. Instant about six or seven a Clock at Night, together with one Thomas Allen not taken a Silver Watch value 50 s. and a considerable quantity of Place , but the Evidence could not be positive that the Prisoner was the Thief that Rob'd him so he was Acquitted .

Mary Smith was Indicted for that she together with Richard Palmer and Jane Granger not yet taken did Rob and privily take from one Jane Page in Leadenhall Market 11 l. 10 s. in Money : the Evidence could not swear that the Prisoner took the Mony: but Justice Jame's Clark said, that the Prisoner declared before the Justice. That she did not commit the Fact but one Captain Eregrick a Boy, since fled; took the Money, and the Prisoner was to have a new Gown, out of the Money, &c. The Prisoner denyed it, so she was in the end Acquitted .

James Cox , was Indicted for that he, together with William Bailey , not yet taken, did break the House of George Jenkins and took away five Silver Spoons, value 3 l. a pair of Breeches, several pair of Ruffles, and some Crevats, and 3 l. in Mony , on the 28th of November last, which was plain against him; and the Evidence the Prisoner called was one of the Newgate Officers, who said, That he was once in Newgate before now, and a noted Criminal; so he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Steel , was tryed for stealing from Zachariah Edwards , on the 5th of this Instant Febr. 4 Gold Rings value 3 l. a Thymble, value 12 d. and 3 s. in Money . The Evidence was Mrs Edwards, who swore that the Prisoner took the Rings out of the Closet, being a Lodger in the House of Mrs. Edwards, she had Confessed before the Justice, and Mrs. Edwards owned the Rings to be hers: so upon the Conclusion she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death -respited. See summary.]

William Cole and Elizabeth Belsh , of St. James Westminster , were both Indicted for Robbing one Christian Stippen of a Dutch Ducket, and a piece of Gold and 7 l. 10 s. in Mony . The Evidence was very possitive against Cole, and he did not deny but that he took the Mony, but said he was in Drink, and knew not what he did. The Evidence did not affect the Woman so much as Cole, so she was acquitted , but the Man was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

John Williams and John Tomson , were both tryed for Felony and Burglary, Williams as Principal and Tomson as Accessory, in breaking the House of George Turner , on the 8th of October last, together with one Tovey and one Jordan not taken, and taking away a Table Book, value 10 s. a Box, value 40 s. a Trunk, value 2 s. 6 d. a pair of Ear-rings, value 50 s, two little Dyamond Pins, value 50 s. a Gold Ring, value 50 s. a GoldWatch with a Chain, value 20 l. two Pictures, value 30 l. a Brest Jewel, value 100 l. the Goods of Charles Seward , Esq. and 11 l. 2 s. and 9 d. in Mony. The Evidence said, That Williams confest it before the Justice, though he denied it at his Tryal; yet the Information was Read to Court, under his hand, which set forth, That he, with one Tho. Turner and Tho. Noon, did Rob the House of the aforesaid, Turner and carried a-away the Goods: so Williams was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary; but Tomson was Discharged .

[Death. See summary.]

Erasmus Townsend was tryed for breaking the House of one Mary Ashburn , on the 7th of this Instant Febr. But the Evidence being short in their Proof, he was Acquitted .

Francis Freeman was tryed for Robbing Alce Billingsley , Widow , on the 25th of Decemb. last of a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. 4 Gold Rings, value 5 l. one Ring, value 20 s. 2 Crevats, and several other Goods , which was fully sworn against him; so he was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

John West was Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. on the 20th of Jan. last, from one John Harrison , which he did not deny at the Tryal; Confessing withal, That he had sold it to one Mr. Long, so he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Williams, alias Floyd was tryed for stealing from Tho. Peters on the 7th of this Instant Febr. a Cloth Waistcoat Laced with Gold Lace, value 3 l. and a Quilted Cap which was possitively sworn against him: so he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

E - V - alias S - was a second time Indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Rob. Ross , on the 2d of March last, and stealing 2 yards of Cloth, value 4 l. 5 s. and divers other Goods of good value, &c. The Evidence was but Circumstantial against her, and the Fact being done before the Dare of Their Majesties most Gracious Pardon , she was Acquitted .

Margaret Batchelor , Frances Brown, alias Eaglestone , and Anne Trase, alias Howel , were all 3 Indicted for Robbing Mr. William Fettiplace of abundance of Rich Goods, on the 30th of October last, in the House of Dorethie Cane , Widow, viz. a Silk Gown with Fringe, value 6 l. a Velvet Pettycoat with Gold Frenge, value 18 l. 10 Holland Shifts, value 10 l. a Pair of Sheets, value 50 s. a Silk Gowns, value 7 l. 2 Silk Pettycoates, value 8 l. 10 s. 28 Diaper Napkins, value 18 s. 12 Cambrick Handkerchiefs, value 40 s. 2 Night Royles, some Scarfs and Hoods, 4 yards of Poynt Lace, value 11 l. &c. The Evidence declared in the general, That the Prisoners were at Mrs. Fettiplaces Lodgings at Dinner, and after that had a design to go to a Play, which Mrs. Browne and the Prisoners did, but Batchelor went away) but before they went, Batchelor, who was Servant to Browne, was seen to endeavour to get under Mrs. Fettiplaces Bed. The Evidence that Mrs. Browne called, was one Mrs. Row, who Deposed, That Mrs. Fettiplace had Discharged the Prisoner Browne, and said that she was Innocent of the Fact, and gave a very ill Character of Mrs. Fettiplace which was apparent enough to the Court. There was Mr. Grimes the Broker, who said, That Browne brought some of the Goods to Pawn at his House, and some of the Goods were found upon the Prisoners' although they did what they could to Extenuate the Crime, they were lookt upon to be very ill Women, so they were all three found Guilty of Felony.

[Batchelor: Death. See summary.]

[Brown, Trase: Death -respited. See summary.]

William Arrowsmith and Richard Arrowsmith were both tryed for stealing from John Knight , on the 19th of December last, a Silver Candle-Cap, value 4 l. a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. William Arrowsmith confessed the Fact, and there was no Evidence against Richard, so he was Acquitted , but the former was brought in Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Thomas Wall was tryed for stealing from George Cobbin a Silver Cup, value 3 l. in St. Martins in the Feilds , but the Evidence not being possitive that he took the Cup, he was Acquitted .

Peter Ricaut of the Parish of S. Clement Danes , Gent. was Indicted for the Murther of one Mr. Daniel Hill , Linen-Draper , near Temple bar, on the 10th day of Julie, and second year of our Sovereign Lord and Lady K. William and Q. Marie, together with one Rich. Cook , not taken; giving him several Mortal Bruises upon the Head, Neck, Breast, Belly, Shoulders and Ribs of him the said Daniel Hill, with a Cane, of which from the 10th of July e to the 22d of the same Month he lived, languishing and them dyed; and that he the said Peter Ricaut, at the Time of the Murther committed, was present, abeting, aiding, comforting and mainteying him the said R. Cook in the said Murther : This was the Substance of the Indictment against him: After which several Witnesses for the King were called, who declared in general, That the Prisoner and Mr. Cook, and others being in a Coach, stop'd by the Linnen-draper's Shop, a poor Woman desired their Charity, which they gave; but she being more importunate upon them, Mr. Cook bid her ask that Linnen-Draper for somewhat to make her Children Frocks, which he over-hearing, returned in answer, Give her the Tails of your Shirts to make them if you have any on; upon which a sudden Heat and fewd arose between the said Mr. Cook and the deceased, in so much that he went out of the Coach to the Draper and fell upon him, in which Scufle and Combat Mr. Hill received the Bruises as aforesaid, particularly one in his Head, which the Apothecaries and Surgeons declared in Court was the occasion of his Death: But the Evidence could not swear that Ricaut gave any Blows to the deceased, only stood at the Door with his Sword drawn, to keep the Rabble off; and the Court was somewhat doubtful in the Case, and did conjecture that Mr. Cook was the Person that did the Injury to Mr. Hill: So after a distinct Hearing Mr. Ricaut was found Not Guilty . But after this Mrs. Hill, Wife of the deceased, brought an Appeal of Murder against the Prisoner: Unto which he gave sufficient Bayl to answer the same on the first Day of the next Term at the King's. Bench Bar at Westminster, &c.

The Tryals being over, the Court gave Sentence thus, Burnt in the Hand 2.

John West and Lotryn Gwynn.

Received Sentence of Death 25.

William Goodspeed, Elizabeth Busby alias Noble, Elinor Edgerton, Mary Smith, George Jerrot al. Mesey, Susannah White, Elizabeth Parsons, Simons, Mary Jones, Susannah Blagrave, Thomas Jones, Richard Moor, Joan Brown, George Rason, William Lasenbury, Charles Hughes, Robert Congden, John Ray, Henry Knight, Edward Stephens, James Cox, Sarah Steele, John Williams, Margaret Batchelor, Frances Brown and Anne Trasey.

After Sentence of Death had passed upon these 25 Criminals, the Women were all called over again, and these ordered to be set by, Elizabeth Busbey, Esther Edgarton, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Parsons, Jane Browne, Sarah Steel, Frances Browne, alias Eglestone, and Anne Trasey.

To be Transported 7.

William Cole, Francis Freeman, Thomas Williams, William Arrowsmith, William Bizzle, William York and Thomas Barloe, who were formerly Convicted.

R. S. to be whipt from Newgate to Aldgate. James Florne and John Williams fined 20 l. a piece, and to find Sureties for twelve Months, and continue in Prison till performed.


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