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Old Bailey Proceedings, 31st August 1692.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King and Queens 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-Baily, the 31th of August, and the 1st and 2d days of September, 1692. And in the Fourth Year of Their MAJESTIES Reign.

AT the Sessions Held at -Hall in the Old-Baily, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, being the 31th day of August, and 1st and 2d of September, 1692, before the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Stamp , Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Mr. Sarjeant Lovewell Recorder of the said City; Together with other of Their Majesties Justices of the City of London and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follows,

London Jury,

John Clay ,

Edward Sherly ,

John Ruddyer ,

Cuthbert Leigh ,

Thomas Watson ,

Thomas Milbourn ,

Benjamin E [Text unreadable in original.]

George Postb

Archibald Wilson ,

Thomas Applebury ,

Nicholas Harris ,

Ralph Keates .

Middlesex Jury.

John Tempest ,

John Page ,

Robert Norris ,

Richard Ingram ,

Giles Groom ,

Thomas Howard ,

Thomas Mead

John Chiser

William Hopper

John Harrison

John Marsh

John Milgate

The Tryals of the Prisoners were as follows,

John Ferguson and Philip Williams , were Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. on the 23th of Aug. from one Richard Masters of the Tower-Ward , London; the Prosecutor [Text unreadable in original.] that two Genteel Men came to the House to Drink, and in a little time after the Prisoners came to them, and then the other men went away, and the Tankard was gone, leaving a pewter Pot in the room of the Tankard; but the Prisoners were stopt in the Room where the Tankard was; the Tankard was not found about them; but they could give no good account of themselves, and were lookt upon to be very idle Fellows. So they were both found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Michael Hall was Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard from one Martha Parnel , widow, value 5l. on the 28th July last, the Matter was plain against him; how that he came to the House of Mrs Parnel, and after having staid a small time there he Run away with the Tankard: So he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Noble was Tryed for stealing a Piece of Linnen Cloth, on the 6th of August last, value 16 s. a Load of Cloth being Unloading at one Mr. Dixy Kent s Door, the Prisoner was seen loitering about the cart with three more, whereupon Mr. Dixy's Man, having a Suspicion of them, watches their demeanor, and by and by catches the Prisoner with a piece of Cloth in his custody; The Prisoner denied it, but was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

B - J - was Indicted for that he together with one Henry Turner , not yet taken, was Tryed for breaking the House of one Bryant Brandon , on the 24th day of July last, between the hours of three and four in the Night, Stealing Twenty two Pound weight of Hair, value 100 l. Three Razors [Text unreadable in original.] The Prosecutors declared that the aforesaid Turner was a Lodger in their House, and the Prisoner was wont to make visits often times to Turner, and was very familiar with him, and it was proved, that the Prisoner Sold a Lock of Hair to a Barber, which the Prosecutor owned to be his Hair; the Prisoner said that he bought the Hair of a Woman that came to his Shop, one Eldridge, but could not prove it, so it being proved that he came to the House with Turners leave he was acquitted of the Burglary, but found Guilty of the Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Smith, alias Pledwell, alias Vaughan , was Tryed for stealing from one Nich. Osborne , on the 9th of July last, two pieces of Gold, value 14s. one Shell-box, tipt with Silver, value 12d. one little Bag with 40l. in Money ; The Prisoner was entertained as a Lodger at the Prosecutor's House in the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , and when Opportunity served she took away the Gold and silver abovesaid, and a while after she was found in Newgate committed for another Fact: She denied the fact at first; but after would have given the said Osborne Bond for the Money, but as for the Gold she had sold it to a Goldsmith, where it was found: The Prisoner denied the fact at her Tryal, but there was other concurring Evidence besides the Prosecutor, that proved the Fact plainly upon her; So she was found guilty of Felony.

[Death -respited. See summary.]

Charles Pynes and Thomas Noon , were both Tryed for a Robbery in the Kings high-way, committed upon the Body of one Rich. Shallcross , Gent. On the 19th of May last; Mr Shallcross being passing along the High-way about 11 of the Clock at Night, between the two Kings gates at the end of Grays-Inn-lane , where three or four Persons fell upon him, holding Pistols to his Breast, and threw him upon the Ground and gag'd him, and took from him two Gold Rings, value 12s. a Gold Seal'd Ring, value 24s. one Walking Cane with a inced Metal handle, value 11s. one half Guinea, and 30s in Money, &c. But Mr. Shallcross could not charge the Prisoners positively to be either of the Men, but what knowledge he had was from Johnson, alias Gee, Condemned the last Sessions, which in Law was no Evidence: So they were both Acquitted . [Text unreadable in original.] suspicion of being Guilty

James Crook was Tryed for Felony, in driving his Coach and Horses against one Edward Newman , as he was driving his Cart near the Conduit in Tyburn Road , on the 25th of July last: The matter of fact appeared thus, The Prisoner and the Deceased meeting in the Road, a Quarrel arose about giving the Way, and the Prisoner was seen to force the Pole of his Coach against the Deceased, which thrust him down before the Wheel of the cart, which run over him and brusied him, insomuch that he Died ; but this was only a Boys Evidence, who might be mistaken in the matter, and the Prisoner called several Persons, who declared, That the Deceased was on Horse-back, driving his Cart, and the Horse so stumbling, he fell off under his own Cart-Wheel, and that the Coach-man was behind him when it was done, and in no ways concerned in the matter, So he was Discharged .

George Holmes was Tryed for Breaking the House of one Richard Parker , a Baker , in the Parish of St. Paul's Covent Garden , on the 2d. August , with an intention to Steal his Goods . The Prisoner was found in the Shop about One a Clock in the Night; and the Window was Broke open, which the Prosecutor swore was shut before; besides, there was a Chisel and other Implements found about him; and his Shoes were put off when he was Taken. He had nothing to say, but that he was in Drink, so he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

C - J - was Tryed for that he together with one John White and Philip Davies not Appearing, did break the House of one John Reynolds , on the 15th of May last, about Three of the Clock in the Night, in the Parish of St. Martins Ironmonger Lane ; and taking away one Silk Scarf, value 2 l. one Gold Ear Ring, value 2l. one Silver Spoon, value 6d. and 150 l. in Money . The Evidence declared That on Whit-Sunday whilest Mr. Reynold's Servant was at Church, the House was Broke open, and the Goods gone, and three men were said to come out of the House, and shut the Door after them: But there were none that could charge him home, only upon suspicion, the Prisoner having a very bad Repute before to have been an Old Thief; and that when he had heard that Davis was taken, he Fled, but afterwards was Taken for another fact in South Wark ; and one Evidence Swore, That he was seen walking up and down Ironmonger-Lane on the day the Robbery was Committed. The Prisoner urged, that he was Indicted out of malice, because he had been in Law with them; but that did not appear and he was found to be a Perfidious Fellow, and in several Stories; yet no Evidence was produced to charge him home, so he was Acquitted .

Francis Turner was Tryed for Picking the Pocket of one Philip Deaves , on the 4th of May in the Tower Ward , and took out of it 20s. in Money . The Prisoner being in the Prosecutors House a Drinking, he pick'd his Pocket; and Mr. Deaves Swore positively, that he was the Person, for that he run away whilst he was stooping down for two Pieces that he had dropt. He was found about two months after. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said, that he did not run away, but no one was in the House but the Prisoner, the Prosecutor was very sure that he was the Person. He was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Pledwell was a Second time Tryed for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 5l. from one Edward Hare of St. Andrews Holbourn , on the 18th of July last. The Prisoner came to Mr. Hare's to Drink, and whilst Mrs. Hare was drawing some Drink for a Neighbour that came in, she slipt away the Tankard, and went away with it about two Doors off, and being called back, the Tankard was found upon her: She came in very fine Apparel to Mrs. Hare's much like a Gentlewoman, thinking to put a Cheat upon him but she was found Guilty for it.

Mary Stoakes, alias Adams , was Indicted and Tryed for Marrying two Husbands , the first Named Tho. Adams , whom she Married at St. James Dukes Place, on the 15th of July, in the Fourth Year, of the Reign of the Late King James; which was fully proved by several concurring Evidence.

The second person she Marryed was one William Carter , whom she Married on the 12th of July , in the Fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and lady King William and Queen Mary, in the Minories; which was also fully proved upon her; and that she had Married them, and changed her Name of Adams and Carter, into that of Elliot, and gave out that she was a Maid, and had an Estate; all which was Look'd upon to be a Cheat; and the Court was pleased to direct the Jury that the Proof was very strenuous against her; besides both the Husbands were in Court. She could say but little, and had no Evidence; so upon the whole she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

F - J - was Tryed for stealing priviliy from one Mary Patey the sum of 40s. on the 13th of August : She came to Mist. Patey's stall in Leaden-Hall Market to Cheapen a Quart of Lamb, and pick'd her Pocket; but she immediately missing her Money, stopped her; and she dropped the Money upon the Ground: The Prisoner called some Evidence for her Reputation, who said they knew no Evil by her; but the Prosecutor being positive, she was found guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Judith Rolphe alias Peirce , was Arraigned for stealing three Linnen Baggs, value 3d. and 163 l. in Money , on the 2d. of February , in the Third Year of the Reign of King Wiliam and Queen Mary, &c. from one Mr. Edw. Flemming ; to which Indictment, she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Reynolds , was indicted for stealing from one Dorothy Newman , one Silver Spoon, value 2s. 6d. one silver Buckle, value 12d . The Prisoner was a Lodger at Mrs. Newmans and stole the Goods; the Prisoner did not much deny it, for it was found upon her: She was found guilty of Felony to the value of 10d.

She was a Second time Indicted for Robbing one Mr. Rob Crigg of St. Giles in the Fields , of 7 Yards of Gray Lace, value 2s. and one Gaws Hood lac'd, value 3s. The piece of Ribboning was found in the Prisoners Box, which she confess'd upon her being Examined before the Justice: she begg'd the Mercy of the Bench, and so was found guilty only to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Thomas Martyn , Susanna Martyn and John Basdell , were all three Tryed for Felony and High-Treason, for Clipping, Filing and Diminishing the Current Coin of this Kingdom, in the Parish of White-Chappel . The Witnesses Swore that upon search of the House there was found a pair of Sheers laid in the Garret, and some Filings; and a Bag of Clippings was found in the Tiles in the House of Martyn, and Susannah hid seven Guineas her Mouth; and a piece of Clipping, which being forc'd she let go. There were several other Files and Rubbing Leathers found about the House, besides they denied to open the Door when the Constable desired Entrance; and several other things fit for the Trade of Clipping were found in Basdell's House: it appeared upon the whole of the matter, that they were all equally concerned for that there was a Melting pot taken out of the Fire by Susanna full of melted Silver, and she was wont to sell the same to a Goldsmith found here towards Westminster; and so to put a better Colour upon the Roguery, she would get Guinea's changed for Broad-Money, adding withal that the reason why she did was because she had a Relation in the Country that intended to give legacies all in the Broad-Money. The Prisoners were found out in Goodmans Fields in one House, and in Coventry Fields in another, and the noise of Sheers was heard in the Night time; Thomas Martyn denied all the matter of Fact, so did John Basdell, urging that he was a Lame Man and was never able to Execute any such thing; the Woman denied all the Fact and strove to extenuate her Crime, urging that the House had been a Publick-house before she lived in it and for ought she knew, the Clipt Money might have been left there 100 Years ago, for she said several Persons had been Hang'd out of the House before; but this did not prove to her Advantage nor nothing that they could offer. So after a full and Tryal, they were all three found guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

[Susanna: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

John Harris , Jonathan Sheldon , and Thomas Drury , were all three Tryed, for that they together with Richard Drury , not Taken, Did Falsly, Feloniously, and Traitorously Counterfeit 60 pieces of Money, made of Copper, Tin, and other mint Metals, on the 25th of August , in Gravel Lane in Ratcliff high-way . The Evidence swore that a Noise and Thumping was heard, much like the beating of Hemp, in the House where the Prisoners were, whereupon Search being made, there were several Stamps found and a parcel of counterfeit Money, besides some Clippings that were cut off of the said Counterfeit Money. There were several Half-Crowns produced in Court against them, &c. The Prisoners denied the whole matter of Fact, but the Evidence on the King's side was so plain and pregnant; that they were all found Guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Rebeckah Browne , Elizabeth Warner , and Rathea Desborrow , were all three Tryed for Clipping, Filing, and Dimishing the Lawful Currant Coin of the Kingdom, Together with one Anne Palmer , Wife of Andrew Palmer , not taken ; For that they all did Combine to deceive the King and people, on the 16th of July last; in Clipping 40 pieces of Silver called Half-Crowns, and 200 Shillings, and 50 Sixpences, with divers Shears, Melting pots, and other Conveniences fit for Clipping were found in the House where the Prisoners were, there being no Persons besides them in the House: Mrs Palmer being fled away, and four pair of Shears were found fixed upon four little Tables in a Chamber in a House with Wood under them, formally fixed fit for the Work, and Warner's Fingers were all black as if she had been at Work, &c. And several other Aggravating circumstances were offered against them, &c. The Prisoners all denied the particulars of what hath been sworn against them, and called some Evidence, which gave a very favourable Accounts of their past Lives; and no one could positively swear that they were the actors of any such Crime, but rather that the said Palmer was the chief Actoress; Moreover, Desborrow and Warner had Witnesses who gave the Court an Account that they were Persons who had always been very Industrious to Live in the World, the first being a Mantua-Maker , and the latter a Nurse-Keeper , all which satisfied the Court so well that they were all Acquitted .

V - J - was Arraigned for Stealing a Silver Tankard, value 4 l. from one Robert Harris , to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Roberts likewise was Indicted for Robbing James Warren of St. Andrews Holborn , on the first of August , of a scarf, a Hood, and some other Goods, and a Stuff Petty-Coat from one Dobbs, to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Likewise Joanna Harris of St. James Westminster , was Arraigned for Stealing one Holland Smock, and Apron, and some small parcels of Wearing Apparel from one Thomas Kinman , on the 25th of July last, to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Evans of Alhallows Broad-street , was Indicted for Coining 20 pieces of false Money, on the 12th of August , the Witness swore that the Prisoner offer'd several half-Crowns to him to put off, and offer'd him Two Shillings in the Pound for broad Money in exchange of Clipt ; The false Money was produced in Court as a further Evidence; but no one could swear that he coin'd the Money, and there seemed to be Malice betwixt the Prisoner and the Prosecutor; So he was Acquitted .

James Browne was Tryed for Stealing two Pistols, value 3l. on the 4th of July from Cha. Allinson , who said the Pistols were stole from him, and carried to the Brokers to borrow Money upon; the Prisoner said that he bought the Pistols, and call'd a Witness to prove it, one Elizabeth Welcher ; but she could do him no good, for he confest it before the right Honourable the Lord Mayor when first Taken. So he was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Ray was Arraigned for stealing some calico Frocks, Taffety Ribboning, some Gloves and Caps, and divers other Goods ; to which she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann White was Arraigned for stealing a silver Tankard, value 4 l. 10 s. from one Ralph Thompson , on the 16th of July last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Herring was Tryed for Feloniously taking from one Mr. Ball one Silver Tankard, value 6 l. twelve Plates and some other Goods : The Prisoner was a Lodger in the House, and one Night finding the Door open (where the Tankard was) she took it and went away with it, and she owned in Newgate to have taken the Tankard, and that she had given it to one Sarah Allen , so she was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Warrington who was concerned with Thomas Noon in the Robbery committed in the House of Don Diego Capillar Esq ; as is before a specified at large in Thomas Noon's Tryal, was arraigned for the same, and Pleaded Guilty to the Indictment.

[No punishment. See summary.]

George Baily was Arraigned for Robbing one Thomas Church , on the 4th of June , of 25 Yards of Crape ; but no Evidence appearing, he was Acquitted .

Mary Litchfield was Tryed for stealing a Cloth Coat from John French , on the 31st of July last, but the Evidence could not swear Positively against her. She was Acquitted .

William Carter was Tryed for Picking the Pocket of Matthew Deane in Smithfield , whilst he stood there selling Cattle , on the 19th of August . The Prisoner Confest it before Sir William Turner , that he took it out of Mr. Deane's Pocket, but he denied it at his Tryal; yet he was found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Dorothy Othorn was Tryed for stealing a silver Tankard, value 5 l. from John Collins of St. Martin's Ludgate . The Prisoner came up to Drink at Mr. Collin's House and went away with the Tankard; she was in Company with another man, and they between them slipt it away. She denied the Fact, and the Witness could not be particular in the matter. She was Acquitted .

Ann Halstead was Tryed for Felony and Burglary, in Breaking the House of one Thomas Marron , on the 6th of April last: The House was open, and the Evidence could not say that the House was Broke, but the Goods were lost, viz. One Bed value 40s. two Blankets and one Quilt, value 20s. one Pair of Curtains and Vallens, a couple of Candlesticks and a Sute of Child-bed Linnen, &c. The Prisoner confest the Fact when Taken, that she open'd the Door, in the day time, and took the Goods, and Pawn'd them to a Broker, where they were found. So she was found guilty of the Felony, but discharged of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Abraham Turner was Tryed for Felony and Burglary, in Breaking the House of one Mr. Ridge , on the 3d. of Aug. carrying away 72 Ells of Linnen Cloth, value 3l. 12s. Twelve Yards more, value 30s. Eleven Yards of Cloth, value 27s. several other small parcels of Linnen besides of good value, &c. The House was Broke open about twelve of the Clock in the Night, and the Goods taken away, and the Watch Stopp'd the Prisoner and two more, and several pieces were found in his Breeches, but the other two got off. The Prisoner confest the Fact when Taken, but he said he took the Goods up in the Street, and had little to say, and would not own any thing else at the Tryal: So he was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Phenix Wannerton was Tryed for Stealing from Thomas Whitehead , on the 24th of June last, of White-chappel , four Gold Rings, value 44s. two pair of Shoes , value 10s. four Pillow-bears 2s. &c. The Prisoner was a Chare-woman , to Whitehead, and whilst the Family was abroad she went away with the things and the Rings she had sold to a Goldsmith, which were found. The Prisoner said that another Woman came to fetch her to do a days Work and she might take them; but that did not avail her, For she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Katharine Morris was Tryed, for that she together with Susan Morris, alias Knight , not taken, did Steal (on the 16th of August ) Twelve dozen of Child-bed Linnen, value 12 s. Four Hoods, value 16 s. a Silk Scarf, and divers other things which were found in the Prisoners House of Office, some of them and others found in her Trunk, which was fully proved: So she was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Knot was Tryed for a Trespass, in speaking these Seditious Words on the First of August , in the Presence of one Mary Skinner , God Dam, King William, I would Clip off his Ears for a Groat, if I could come at him ; Mrs. Skinner Swore it flat against her, but the Prisoner called some Evidence, who proved that they were at Varience, and a Grudge was betwixt them; for that Skinner was Jealous of the Prisoner; So she was Acquitted .

John Delamot alias Delabowre , was Tried for a Cheat, for that he together with one Edward Leepman , not Taken, did Deceive and Defraud one Nath. Green , Goldsmith , of the Sum of 60 l. of Currant Money of England , on the 10th of August last: The Prisoner and the other Person came to Mr. Green, and brought a Box, wherein were four Gold-Rings set with Diamonds, one Necklace of Pearl, with a Crociate of Diamonds, and desired him to Lend them 60 l. upon the Rings and Diamomds, which Goods were right in their kind; but he putting them off, being the Fast-day, they came on the next day, and brought another Box wherein were Two Farthings, and Three pieces of Lead, stuft with Paper. And before he paid them the Money, they desired to have the Box Sealed, and whilst Mr. Green turn'd his Head from them, to call for a Candle, they put the Trick upon him, and gave him the Box aforesaid, instead of the one Box of Rings, Necklace of Pearls, and Crociate of Diamonds, as aforesaid. The Prisoner could say little in his Defence: So that he was found Guilty of the Crime.

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

John Cole , who was Committed not long since upon Suspicion of being one of the Ruffians that committed that Horrid, Barbarous and most Hellish Murder, upon the Body of the Late Famous Doctor Andrew Clench , of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holbourn, in the County of Middlesex, for which, not long since one Mr. Harrison was Executed in Holbourn, was on Friday, the third day of the Sessions, Tryed for the same . The Witnesses were a Child, one Mrs. Miller, Wife of one Miller lately Deceased, and several others who Declared in Court, That her Husband Miller told her upon his Death Bed, a little before he Departed; That he himself and Mr. Cole the Prisoner at the Bar, were the two who were in the Coach with the Doctor, and Murthered him by Strangling him with a Handkerchief tyed about his Neck; with a hard Sea-Cole in the same, placed upon his Wind-pipe, as appear'd to be so when the Doctor was found Dead in the Coach in Leaden-Hall-Street ; this was all that she could attest in the Matter; so the Court were pleased to tell her, that if she could say no more than that, it was no Evidence in Law, neither could any Jury whatsoever find any Person Guilty upon such a slender Testimony, for that a Dying Man's words in the case of Murder, was no Evidence at all: There were two or three more Witnesses Sworn and Examined, who said, That the Prisoner was in Company with the said Miller at the Blew Boar's Head on the back-side of of St. Clements, that Night the Murder was done; and that there was another Person on Company with him, who went by the name of Harper, that the Prisoner did not know; all the Acquaintance he had was with the said Miller, and that the Prisoner came into the aforesaid House, about Eight a Clock, and never departed out of it till almost Twelve a Clock the same Night; but withal the Witness declared that the said Miller went away from him about Nine a Clock, and came no more till almost Twelve, and that when he came in, he was in a great Heat, and lookt as if he had been about some Extraordinary Business that might put him into such a Fermentation; and that he brought in with him two Persons in Red Coats like Soldiers, which in all probability Harrison was one; and that after this time the said Miller was very much concerned, and would look into all Gazettes and News Papers, to see if he were not inquired after, and said that he look'd to be taken up for it, or words to the same Effect; so that the Court concluded, that the said Miller was certainly one of the Assassinates and Harrison the other, not withstanding his indiscreet denial of it at his Death; and if he were not, yet the Murderers would surely be detected &c. So after the Court had gave their Opinions to the Jury as to matter of Law, and they having considered of the whole, returned a Verdict, That the Prisoner Mr. Cole was not Guilty .

Mary Edwards was Tryed for Robbing one John Thompson , on the 22th of Aug. in the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , of a Shift, value 2s. one pair of Sheets, value 28s. three Yards of Flanders Lace, value 40s. a Silver Spoon, value 10s. one Guinea, and divers other small Goods , being the Goods of Nich. Moseley ; the Shift was found upon the Prisoners Back, and although she denied it, she was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Kath. Worden , and Martha Knight , were both Tryed for Robbing one Rich. Law , on the Third of Aug. in the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldergate , of 8 Yards of Bone Lace, value 40s. which was fully proved: So they were both found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

G - C - was Tryed for Breaking one William Monks House of St. Giles Cripplegate , on the 25th of May last, and carrying away one lac'd Head-dress, value 10s. one Scarf 5s. Seven Silver Tankards, value 42 l. two Guineas, and 50 l. in Money : Monk's Wife swore that the Prisoner was one of the men that came into the Chamber and Bound her Husband, and when she put her Hand out of the Bed he cut her Hand; the Prisoner could not contradict it: So he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Pynes, alias Pearson , and Mary Holmes , were Tryed for Shop lifting, in Robbing one William Beres Shop in St. Martins in the Fields , on the 11th of July , of 17 Yards of Kalamanca Stuff, value 10s. They came to the Shop to cheapen some Goods, and using their Art of Legerdemane, they slipt away the stuff, but being persued and stopt, it was found about them. Holmes confest it when first taken, and said it was but a small Felony, and she could not be hang'd for it; and they were not able to justifie their Credit; So they were both found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Lewis and John Turner both of St. Andrews Holborn , were Indicted for Stealing from Richard Leaver , on the 13th of July last, one Silk Gown, value 40s. two Petty coats 40s. a pair of Silk Stays, value 20s. and other Goods . The Prisoner came to Mr. Leaver's House to Drink, and being one pair of Stairs, they were catcht in the closet, and a Pick-lock Key was found in the Balconey; they were stopt in their Enterprize, and did not carry off any thing, but yet according to the Intent of the law, they were both found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Franklin was Tryed for Robbing the abovesaid Richard Leaver , on the 8th. of July last, of two Gold Rings, value 1 l. 2s. one Silver Seal, value 18d. and 57 Shillings in Money . The Prisoner came to Leaver to hire a Lodging of him; he went up Stairs and was there alone a Considerable time, and had but one Pot of Drink, and went away after he had paid for it; presently after he was gone, Leaver missed the Rings and Money, and there was no other Person in the Room besides; and he afterwards, (viz.) since he hath been in Custody, offered to compound the Matter, and the Trunk was Unlock'd where the Money and Rings were, in the same Closet that Lewis and Turner were found, as in the preceeding Tryal is made appear; but yet the Evidence was not sufficient to satisfie the Gentlemen of the Jury; so he was Acquitted .

Peirce Jones of St. Ann's Westminster , was Tryed for Burglary and Felony, in stealing from one Gowen Burket , one padlock, value 4d. on the 28th of July last. Mr. Burket Swore, that his House was Broke open about Three a Clock in the Morning by Four Persons, who were seen (by a Watch-man who followed them) go directly to the said Burket's Door, and the Prisoner was Taken, but the other three went away; a Betty was found lying near the Door, and some Matches and a Tinder box was found upon the Prisoner; but being Surprised, none of them had time to enter the House. The Prisoner denied that he was there, and the Evidence were not sure of it; only he said he was going by accidentally; so he was Acquitted .

Thomas Noon and Mary Noon alias Wharton his Wife were Tryed for a Notorious Robbery, committed in the House of Don Diego Capyllar , Esq ; the 30th of June , and taking away a parcel of Money and Gold (viz. One Box inlaid, value 4l. one Silver Standish, value 7l. 15s. two Snuff boxes, value 5l. 10s. one little Box Chafed with Silver, value 1s. one Gold Ring set with a Diamond, value 25l. one other Ring set with a Table Diamond, value 30l. one other Diamond Ring, value 4l. 10s. one other Gold Chain-Ring, value 17s. 6d. one Pearl Necklace, value 8l. one Silver Porringer with a Cover, value 4l. 5s. four Spoons, value 10s. two silver Shirt-boxes inlaid with Gold, value 3l. four Latin Books, value 4s. one Indian stone, value 8l. two small Indian Pen-boxes, value 4s. twelve pieces of Spanish Gold, value 3l. 10s. with several Dressing-boxes, Laced Ruffles and other good Linnen of great value, besides 57l. in Moneys Numbered, all Spanish Money .

The Evidence was one Head, who goes by the name of My Lord Head; keeps an Ale-house at Hockley in the Hole, where Noon and his Wife used to Resort, with one that went by the name of the Doctor, and to the Head's House, they brought some of the abovesaid Gold, and some Dressing boxes, &c. and the Goods were owned by the Prosecutor to be his Goods, and Noon was seen near the House when the Robbery was Committed; and had owned before to have lodged some of the Goods under a Bed in Head's House, and the Doctor was one of his Gang, although not yet Indicted for the same; but the Court has ordered an Indictment to be drawn up against him, who went by the Name of Will. Warrington as his right Name, but by the Name of the Doctor as a Nick-name: Noon endeavoured to prove that he was elsewhere when the Robbery was done, but could not; so he was at length found Guilty ; but his Wife was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Peter Clarke was Indicted for entring into the Chamber of one Anthony Delabasset , of St. Ann Westminster on the 10th of July last, with an intention to take away one Cloth Coat, value 40s. one rateen Coat, value 5s. one pair of Breeches, value 20s. He was found in the Chamber, but he had not time to take any thing way; so he was Acquitted .

Jane Steward was Tryed for stealing four Double Refin'd Sugar Loaves, value 20s. three Pound of the same, value 2s. 6d. eight Ounces of Sugar Candy, value 5d. from Mr. Jo Bagnall , on the 16th of August . Mr Bagnall said that she was his Servant some time before the Robbery was done; and that her Lodging being Search'd, some of the Sugars were found in her Trunk; so she was found guilty value 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Rouse was Tryed for stealing a Gold Ring, value 10s. the Goods of one Andrew Foreman of the Parish of St. Katherine Cree-Church . The Prisoner came to the Shop of Mr. Foreman to buy some Goldsmiths Goods, and after he was gone the Ring was mist , which was found upon him a little after at a Goldsmiths shop near Aldgate, where he was buying some other Goods, which he did not disown; and that he put it into his Mouth; all which was fully proved. The Prisoner called some Witnesses to prove his Reputation, and was at the present time a Servant, or an Essayer to the Company of Goldsmiths ; and he buying some Goods of the Prosecutor, he might take it by Mistake; so the Jury Acquitted him.

Joan Leigh , Elizabeth Cary , and Mary Knight were Tryed for being Accessaries with one Judith Rolph , who before confest it, in stealing from one Edward Flemming three Linnen Bags with 103 l. in Money , on the 3d. of February last; It was Sworn, that Judith Rolph was a servant to Flemming when she Robbed him; and that the Prisoners were sharers with her in the Money. But this was not positively Sworn; so they were all Acquitted .

Richard Blundervill of St. Giles in the Fields was Tryed for the wilful Murther of one John Farmer , by giving him one Mortal Wound near the Right Pap, of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of seven Inches, on the 17th of July last, of which he died ; the Fact was thus committed; The Prisoner and the Deceased, and two Men more, were walking along the Street together in Drury Lane , and they were Quarreling, calling each other Rogues, &c. and presently the Prisoners Sword was drawn, and likewise was the Deceased's, and they fell to Fighting, and immediately Farmer fell down dead, and the Prisoner was wounded very much; the Prisoner alledged, that he and the Deceased had always been Friends and the thing was done in a sudden heat of passion; So he was found Guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Blagrave of the Parish of Hanwell , was Indicted for killing one Whitby Wait , on the 18th of April last, giving him a Mortal Wound with a Rapier upon the left part of the Body, of the depth of five Inches of which he died ; The Prisoner and the Deceased were at the Red-Lyon at Brandford , drinking a Pint of Wine, where they fell out about their Pedegrees to such a height, that they fell first to Boxing, and afterwards drew upon each other, and Mr. Blagrave gave Mr. Wait the Wound aforesaid; but no former Malice was proved to have been between them; he was Acquitted of the Murder, and found Guilty of Manslaughter only

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Francis was Tryed for Beating, Kicking, and Bruising one Will Vernish , upon the Breast, Back, Belly and Stomach, in the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , upon the 20th of March , of which Bruises and beating he died the 25th of May ; the Deceased's Wife evidenced, that there were no Bruises appear'd outwardly, nor no Discolouration of the Flesh; the Deceased was a Watchman upon Safforn-Hill , where the Prisoner and another Man and the Deceased were found all three in a Scuffle in the Dark upon the Ground, but were happily parted by a Neighbour who lived near the place, and hearing a Noise, went out and found Francis uppermost, and all three upon the Ground; and the Surgeon declared, That the Deceased had no appearance of any hurt about him, and he had always been a weakly infirm man, and never was heard to complain particularly against the Prisoner, and the Surgeons were of opinion that he died of a natural Death: So the Prisoner was acquitted .

Elizabeth Naylor was Tryed for stealing two Lac'd Coifs, value 2s., an A-La-Mode Hood, one scarf, a Handkerchief, and other small Goods , on the 12 of Aug. from Fran. Frobisher ; the Prisoner was his Servant , and the Hood was found upon her Head, the Prosecutor could not be positive that the Goods were his: So she was Discharged .

Elizabeth Phenix was Tryed for Robbing one Mr. Watson of a Petty coat, value 10s. one A-La-Mode Hood, one Tammy Petty coat, a pair of Sleeves, and several other Goods of value, on the 12th of Aug. with 5s. in Money ; the Prisoner was Mrs. Watson's Servant , and a Petty-coat and a Scarf and two Hoods were found upon her; but the Prosecutor was found to be a Woman of very ill Fame, and kept a very wicked House, and the Prisoner said that she leant her the Cloths to wear in her Service: So she was Acquitted .

William Davis of Fulham was Tryed for Robbing one Tho. Barret , on the 25th of January , in the Third Year of Their Majesties Reign, of 19 Deal Boards, value 8s. three pieces of silver Lace, and some other small Goods . The Prisoner was a Lodger in Mr. Barret's House, and confest to have taken three Boards away, but proved that he bought the Boards of Barret: So he was discharged .

G --- C - was Tryed for Stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. from William Flint , on the 11th day of Aug. last; The Prisoner came to Mr. Flint's House at Puddle-Dock , and call'd for a Tankard of Drink, and run away with it, and being stopt, he cry'd out, Don't stop me, for you'll make me spill the Drink; the Prisoner own'd it when taken, but deny'd it at the Tryal: He was found Guilty .

Charles Nurse , Gent. was Arraigned upon an Indictment of Murder, for killing one Page, Gentleman, in St. Giles in the Fields, in June last; but the Prosecutor alledging that he wanted a Material Evidence, the Tryal was respited till next Sessions.

Robert Lacey , Plead their Majesties Pardon , which was allowed him: and he presented Gloves to the Court.

George Pitts Esq; being Convicted last Sessions of Manslaughter, for Killing Mr. Hoyle, Pleaded his Pardon , and presented the Court with Gloves, as is usual in such Cases;

Robert Ingram for coming out of France into England, was Discharged by Proclamation, there being no Evidence against him.

Daniel Doatey , for Suspicion of being a Clipper; was discharged.

WHEREAS, at several Sessions of the Peace in Guild-Hall, London, several Orders have been made upon several Court-days last past, That no Victualler, or Ale-House-keeper, whatsoever, either in the City or Suburbs of London, shall Sell Drink in Silver Tankards, and they have not Obeyed the same: And there having been several Persons found Guilty this Sessions, for stealing the same. It is now strictly Ordered and Commanded, by the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, That no Person keeping any Publick House will sell Drink in any Silver Tankard or Tankards, upon Peril of their Licenses being taken from them, &c.

The Tryals being over, the Court gave sentence as followeth:

Burnt in the Hand.

John Ferguson, Philip William, Mich. Hall, John Noble, James Browne, Judith Rolph, Mary Stoakes, alias Adams, Anne White, Kath Worden, Martha Knight, mary Edwards, Anne Halsted, Anne Herring, B - J - John Lewis, John Turner, Rich Blundervill, Henry Blagrave, Joanna Harris, V - J - Anne Roberts, Phenix Wannerton, Kath. Morris, Margaret Ray, Mary Clark, a former Convict.

Persons received Sentence of Death

Thomas Noon, Francis Turner, F - J - Abraham Turner, William Carter, G - C - Thomas Martin, Susannah Martin, John Basdell, John Harris, Jonathan Sheldon, Thomas Drury, George Holmes.

Margaret Smith, alias Pledwell, was Respited after Judgment; and William Warrington, was Respited before Judgement.

To be Whipt, 4

Jane Reynolds, Elizabeth Pynes, Mary Holmes, and Jane Steward.

Susannah Martin pleading her Belly, a Jury of Matrons were Impannelled, who gave their Verdict, that she was Quick with Child.

John Delamot alias Delabowre, for a Cheat, was ordered to stand in the Pillory on Wednesday next, at the May-pole in the Strand; and on the Friday following at Charing-Cross, and to pay Four Nobles as as a Fine, and to find good Sureties for his good behaviour, and to stand Committed till it be performed.

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