Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 December 2014), January 1693 (16930116).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 16th January 1693.

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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, being the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Days of January, 1692. And in the Fourth Year of Their MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, being the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Days of January, 1692. before the Right Honourable Sir John Fleet , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell , Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of Their Majesties Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follows,

London Jury.

Thomas Marlow .

Joseph Marks .

Nathaniel Carpenter .

Matthew Walker .

John Reynolds .

Robert Bathue .

William Hollyhawk .

Bartholomew Layton .

John Jackson .

Thomas Wharton .

Hugh Granger .

John Lavender .

Middlesex Jury.

James Partridge .

James Fearn .

William Parkinson .

Thomas Cox .

John Collins .

John Preston .

Thomas Philips .

Thomas Wilks .

Stephen Lawrence .

Ralph Hutchinson .

Moses Colewell .

John Preston of Westminster.

The Proceedings were these.

Robert Wayte was tried for stealing a Copper Cover of a Pan, value 5 s. from one Daniel Ower , a Barber , in the Parish of St. Dionis Back-church , on the 9th of December last: Mr. Ower met the Prisoner coming out of the Shop, and being stopt in Column-street, he dropp'd the Cover, which was fully sworn, besides his own Confession, when taken; So he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Norris as principal, and Elizabeth Hopkins , Wife of Richard Hopkins , as accessary, of St. Anns Westminster , were tried for breaking the House of Benjamin Sherman , of the same Parish, on the 12th of December last; the Goods taken away was a Frize Coat, value 15 s. a Serge Coat, value 6 s. the Goods of Mr. Sherman aforesaid; a Cloth Coat, and a pair of Breeches, a Latin Bible, and other things, the Goods of William Gascon , his Servant ; two Coats, and a pair of Breeches was found at a Broker's in Thieving Lane, and the Woman owned to have received the Goods of a Son of hers that was gone to Sea, and a Coat was found upon Norris's back; but none could swear that the Prisoners broke the House, or stole the Goods from thence, Norris said that he bought the Coat for 10 s. of Robert Hopkins , Son of the Woman, but he could not prove it; So he was found guilty of Felony to the value of 10 d. but the Woman was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Brunkhurst , Garret Van-Owen and John Dennis , all three Dutchmen, were tried, for that they, together with David Van-Ferny not taken, did kill and murther one Walter Van-Riel on the 2d of January instant . The Prisoners and some other Dutchmen were drinking at an Ale-house in Sohoe about Eight a Clock at Night, words arose about the Reckoning; and afterwards going into the street, the said Van-Riel was kill'd, having a wound given him near the left Pap with a Rapier, of the depth of four Inches; but no proof was made that either of the Prisoners gave the wound, but rather that Van-ferny kill'd him, who fled for it; besides, there were above 20 Dutchmen in company, being met together to drink a New-years Gift which was given them by their Captain, so there might be others concerned as well as the Prisoners, and the Prisoners said (by an Interpreter) that they were no ways abetting to the Murther; So they were all three acquitted .

Charles Pulford , a very ancient man, was tried for breaking the House of Mr. John Bellinger , of Clements-Inn, with an intention to steal his Goods , on the 27th of October last; the Prisoner was found standing upon the Wall, near the Window, and the Window was opened, but the Prisoner was not got into the Chamber, but he had a Cord like a Ship-Rope, found in his custody, by which he got on the top of the Wall, he was presently taken, but he had took nothing away; So he was acquitted , but not without great suspicion of being a very ill man.

Elizabeth Webster was indicted for stealing a Brass Kettle, value 6 s. the Goods of a Person unknown at Westminster on the 17th day of December ; the Kettle was found upon her, but she said that another Woman employ'd her to sell the Kettle, but she could not produce her; yet no one was found to own the Kettle, she was acquitted .

Sarah Stephens , Widow , was tried for stealing (on the 24th of November last from Alice Scroggs ) a Bible, value 3 s. a Dowlace Smock, value 3 s. a Violin, value 12 d. the Prisoner owned to have taken the Goods out of the Lodging, and that she had stole them; which was plainly proved, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Jones , a young Girl , was tried for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Edward Jeve in Hosyer Lane , London, on the 7th of January , and taking away 5 Pewter Dishes, value 10 s. two Pewter Pots, three Spoons, two Flaxen Tablecloths, and other Goods ; some of which were found in an empty House in Moor-fields, which the Prisoner confest to have taken away, when taken; the Door was broken open about four a Clock in Morning, the Prisoner denied it at the Bar, but she had been tried before, and branded; yet the Gentlemen of the Jury was so kind as to quit her of the Burglary, and only found her guilty of the Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mabel Symonds was tried for stealing on the 9th Instant, a Stuff Gown, value 5 s. a Petticoat, value 9 s. a pair of Womens Shoes, value 2 s. from her Master one Daniel Brown of Bishopsgate-street , she confest it before Sir Thomas Stamp , Knt. and and that some evil-disposed Persons tempted her to commit the Fact, the Goods were found upon her in the Street, all which she did not deny at the Trial, but was very pensive and sorrowful for her fact; So she was brought in guilty of a Petty-Larcenary .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Belcher was tried for stealing a pair of Holland Sheets, value 10 s. four Damask Napkins, value 12 s. and a Pillowbear , from Abel Bradley of St. Buttolph's Aldgate on the 30th of November last, the Prisoner was a Servant to Mrs. Bradley to nurse her Children, and she suspected her to have stolen them away, and the Goods were sold by the Prisoner to a Broker in Hounsditch for 9 s. which the said Bradly owned to be his: She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Pabworth was tried for stealing one hundred weight of Logwood, value 10 s from Mr. John Knap on the 22d of December last; he took the Logwood off Dice Key , but was presently stopt with it; the Prisoner pleaded that he took it to burn, and that he did not know the value of the Wood; So he was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Cartwright was tried for High Treason, in that she intending to deceive the King and People, did clip, file, and diminish the Currant Coin of England ; there was search made in her House in Soho , on the 19th of November last, and in a Chamber, under the Leather and Canvas of the Chairs, was found some Clipt Money. Clippings, Files and Shears, &c. which were produced in Court as Corroborating Evidence against her; But the Prisoner produced several Witnesses, who declared, That one Young, and his Wife, Lodged in the Room, who are gone away, and no proof appear'd that she was actually concerned; She was acquitted .

John Coates , John Pullene , and John Salter , were all tried for stealing an Iron Anchor from one Joseph Sandwell of St. Paul's Shadwell , on the 9th Instant; the Prosecutor swore that the Prisoners took away his Anchor out of the Dock, and Salter sold it for 30 s. to a Neighbour near the place, which very evidently appeared, they were all found guilty of Felony.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Edward Jeavon , Catherine Jeavon his Wife , and William Dunton , were all tried for Counterfeiting and Coining false Money ; there being search made after the Prisoners upon suspicion, (by Mr. Sellinger and Mr. Dunn, who are Persons that have been very industrious and careful of late to discover all such Offenders) in their House was found several Stamps, and Crucibles, and Shears, and several pieces of false Money, and all other Utensils fit for the work, which were brought into Court, they were found in Coverly's Fields in Mile-End New Town : The Prisoner said that they were but lately come to Town, and had lived but 5 days in the House before they were taken, and that one Shakesby had lived in the House before them, who was a Person of an ill name, they were all acquitted .

Ann Matthews , Wife of Ralph Matthews , not yet taken, was tried for the like Offence of High Treason, in Counterfeiting and making two pieces of false Money on the 25th of October last. There was found in her House at Westminster two false half Crowns, and a Mill was found, which was useful to make Money, besides several Stamps, and other things, all which was brought into Court, as confirming Evidence: But none could charge her positively to be concerned, but rather her Husband, who is absconded. So she was acquitted .

B - J - of Covent-Garden , was tried for stealing a silver Caudle-Cup, value 20 s. three Spoons value 15 s. and other Goods of value , from Mrs. Joanna Bowden , on the 12th Instant; Mrs. Bowden went to prayers to the Church, and at her return, she found her House rifled, and the Spoons were found in the Prisoner's Pocket, and in his Room in the House the Cup was found, and some othes Goods; the Prisoner said, That he only took the Goods on purpose to surprize Mrs Bowden, but that was contradicted; So upon the whole he was found guilty of Felony.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

James Phillips was tried for stealing a Gelding, price 10 l. and a Saddle and Bridle, value 3 s. 6 d. from one Thomas Cox on the 22d. of December last; Mr. Cox was riding into Bedfordshire, and the Horse was taken from him in the High-way, near Dunstable, but he could not charge the Prisoner to be the man, it being dark; but other Evidence swore that the Prisoner brought the Horse to an Inn at Westminster, where he was taken; the Prisoner denied it but the Fact was further corroborated by a Witness that was in company with Phillips when the Robbery was done. So he was found guilty of the Robbery.

Thomas Hynton was tried for stealing 40 pair of Yarn Stockins, value 50 s. from John Allen on the 27th day of December last out of Shoreditch : The Prisoner and two more men came into the Shop, and Hynton was seen to take the Stockins off the Compter , and run out with them, but was immediatly stopt: upon which he let fall the Stockins in the dirt, the other two got away; he was found guilty of Felony.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Thomas Oswin was arraigned for stealing seven Quarter and a half of Oates, value 6 l. 15 s. fifteen Sacks, value 7 s. the Goods of Thomas Prentice , unto which he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ruth Plovell was tried for stealing 32 s. 6 d. from one John Howard of Westminster ; the Prisoner was Howard's Servant when the Money was lost; but he could not swear positively against her, so she was discharged .

Nathaniel Gross was indicted for robbing Thomas Nolthrope of a Saddle and Bridle, and a Cloath Coat, a Carolina Hat, and 8 l. 5 s. in Money; and 5 l. in Money from William Lee ; the Prisoner with two more met the aforesaid persons about seven at night, on the 12th of November last near Pancrass Church , and took away their Money and Goods, they were all on Horseback, it was on the 12th of November last, they bid them stand, and holding a Blunderbuss to their Breast, swore damn you if you stir you are dead Men: The Coat was found upon the Prisoner at Westminster, where he was taken; the matter was very plain, and the Prisoner deserted his Lodging after the Robery was done, and he had nothing material to offer, he was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Wilder, alias Cole , Katherine Davis , and Elizabeth Lurcock , and Margaret Lacey , were all indicted, for that they, together with one William Blathwait not yet taken, did steal from George Bromly of St. Giles of the Fields , a Gown, value 8 s. a Petticoat, value 20 s. a Child's Morning Gown 10 s. a Point Cravat, two yards of Flanders Lace, and several other small Goods : Catherine Davis took a Lodging on the Saturday, and on the Tuesday following, Wilder and Lurcock came to her, and after having drank a while, they assaulted Martha, Wife of Mr. Bromly, tying her Legs and Hands together, putting her in fear, and then pinn'd her up in a Blanket, and laid her upon the Bed, Davis telling her (if she made a noise) she would cut her Throat; they were all found guilty except Magaret Lacey .

[Wilder, Davis: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

[Lurcock: Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Boyle was tryed for Robbing Sir Robert Walsh Knt. and Baronet of one of King Charles I. Gold Medals value 3 l. 10 s. two Flowerd Muslin Cravats, value 5 s. and 13 s. in Money ; the Woman lodged in the same House where Sir Robert did, and she came into his Chamber under a pretence to fetch away aSnuff of a Candle, and took away the Medal, &c. which Sir Robert found at pawn at a Brokers, but he could not charge her positively: She was acquitted .

Robert Beames was tryed for stealing 2900 weight of Tobacco, value 80 l. 40 Canvas Bags value 20 s. out of the House of Esther Griffin of Stepny on the 20th of December last, the Goods of John Jarvis ; the Goods lay in a Celler, and the Door was broke open ; the Prisoner was taken as he was offering four of the Bags of Tobacco to sale, which Jarvis owned to be his Goods; none could swear he broke the Door, tho a man of very ill Fame; he said he bought the Tobacco, but could not prove it. He was found guilty of Felony only .

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Richard Ford was indicted for robbing James Tilney of Stepney of 25 yards of Lutestring Silk, value 4 l. 12 s. another piece of Grasset Silk , &c. unto which he pleaded guilty .

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

William Turner , William Bagly , and Bethia Evans were tryed for High-Treason, for Forging and Counterfeiting the lawful Coyn of England ; there was found in Turner's House in Swallowstreet , several Stamps, Files, Melting-Pots, and several Half-Crowns and Shillings made of False Metal, which was shewed to the Jury, and Turner hid himself in the House of Office, but was soon fetch'd out by Mr. Dunn, there was no Evidence that affected the Woman and Bagly, so they were acquitted , but Turner was found guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

James Whitney the Captain of the High-way Men, who hath so much infested the Roads of late years, in and about England, and so much talked of abroad for his great Exploits, in committing several Rapines upon the High-way) was on Tuesday the 17th Instant arraigned and tryed for a Burglary committed upon the House of John Flanders of Enfield , in the County of Middlesex, on the 27th of August last was Twelvemonth ; the House was beset by Old Mobb. since executed, and others, and broke open about 12 a Clock at Night, and a great deal of Money and Plate was taken away, of very great value; one Witness swore that Morning before the Robbery was done, Whitney and another Man was at his House at Cheston, (being an Inn) but went away in the Evening, but none could swear that Whitney was in the Robbery, and he denied the Matter of Fact; so he was acquitted of this first Indictment.

Sarah Delawny was tryed for stealing a Brass Pestle and Morter, value 4 s. 10 d. a Pewter Pot, value 12 d. the Goods of Mrs. Christian West of St. Bartholomew Exchange ; the Goods were found about her; She was found guilty of Felony to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Ayres and Nathanel Hattrell were tryed for the Murther of one Mary Rew an ancient Woman by driving the Wheel of a Dray loaden with three Barels of Small Beer over her Body on the 14th of December , of which she died the 19th , but before her Death she declared that she was crush'd up against a Stall in Pye-Corner by a Dray, and that the Men that drove it curst her, and bid her stand out of the way, but she did not know the Men, neither did any of the Evidence swear positively; but Ayers owned the Fact, and said, that he did not do it wilfully; so he was found guilty but of Manslaughter ; and there being no Evidence against Hattrell, he was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bird was arraigned and tryed for stealing from Samuel Tavernor of Great St. Bartholomew's two Silk Scarves, value 8 s. three Hoods, value 6 s. a Black Scarf, several Linnen and Woollen Cloths, besides 9 s. in Money, &c. The Prisoner was found between the Matt and the Bed lying hid, and the Goods tyed up in a Blanket ready to carry away; she could say nothing for her self, so she was found guilty of the Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Alice Page alias Fryar , was tryed for stealing a Silk Scarf, value 15 s. three Silver Tankards, 15 l. and some other Goods from Judith Gordon , Widow , one Silver Tankard, value 8 l. from Elisha Whitton ; she came on the 6th of December last to live (as a Servant ) with Mrs. Gordon, and the same Night she robbed the House, and went away about 10 a Clock with the Goods, some of which she confess'd to have disposed of in the Minories, and one of the Tankards the Prosecutor had again; She denied the Fact: She was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Carter was tryed for Burglary, for breaking the House of Margaret Ingram , and taking away six Holland Shifts value 30 s. five Smocks, value 50 s. seven pair of Lace Ruffles, two Nightroils, four Neckcloaths, the Goods of one Lawrence Peacock : Mrs. Ingram's Window was broke open, the Glass being taken out, in Goodman's Fields on the 12th of December last, and the Goods gone; but none could charge the Prisoner, so he was acquitted .

James Phillips was a second time Indicted for another Robbery upon the High-way, committed upon Roger Clynton , Mr. Anthony Duncombe s Servant , on the 26th of December last, near Harrow on the Hill ; Mr. Stacy met him, bid him stand, and the Prisoner was with him. and Stacy stab'd his own Horse, and took a Gelding from him priz'd 10 l and Philips to make sure work of Stacy's Horse, shot him through the Head; the Witness swore home to him, that he was there and the Prisoner could not contradict it, so he was found guilty .

Mary Jenkins was tryed for stealing a dozen pair of Mens Norway Gloves, value 18 s. several other pair of Gloves, value 32 s. and divers other Goods from William Grantham of St. Leonard Shoreditch , who said that the Prisoner was his Servant , and being left alone went out, and the Goods were mist after she has gone; She was acquitted .

Daniel Hopkins was tried for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the Shop of Peter Ezembergh in Dukes-Court in St. Martin's Parish , on the 5th Instant, and taking away 16 pair of Mens Shoes, value 3 l. some of which were found in his Breeches; and he had nothing to say, but that he had them of a Sea-boy, which was a vain Excuse; the Shop being no part of the Mansion-house, he was acquitted of the Burglary, but was found guilty of the Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Ferguson , Wife of William Ferguson , was tried for robbing Archibald Robbinson of two Lac'd Pinners, value 5 s. three Sutes of Cambrick lac'd Head-cloths, value 3 s. and divers other Goods of small value , on the 28th of November last, the Prisoner was left in the House to make the Bed alone, and went away with the Goods, which she confest when taken, and that she had sold the Goods for about 15 s. She was found guilty of Felony to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Hewin was tried for stealing from Giles Millet of Fulham , on the 19th of December last, nine Coives, value 18 s. some Neckcloths and Stockings, &c. She was Servant to Millet, and another Woman came to her, who the Prisoner said was her Cozen, and by her Master's leave she lay all night with her, and in the Morning the pretended Cozen went away with the Goods, and some of them were found upon the Prisoner in Newgate; She was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Joseph Johnson was tried upon an Indictment of High-Treason for Clipping Money : The Evidence for the King and Queen swore that he clipt six Shillings, and the 7th was in the Shears; but the Witness was a Woman, who had been a familiar Friend of the Prisoner's, and he being unwilling to continue his wonted Courtship, she had sworn against him merely out of Revenge and pure Malice, as was confirmed by Evidence on the Prisoner's behalf, and the Woman did not discover it, till about a week after; So he was discharged .

Richard Avery was arraigned for stealing the Sum of 200 l. out of the Poor's Box at St. Paul's ; but the Evidence could not swear positively against him; so he was acquitted .

S - J - was tried for stealing a Silk Gown, value 7 l. two Petticoats, value 50 s. two Muslin Night-royles, value 20 s. a Scarf, value 15 s. and other wearing Apparrel , the Goods of Mary Fones , Widow ; the Goods were carrying to a Country Coach in a Trunk to be sent out of Town, and the Prisoner took the Trunk off the Coach-side, and went away with it; he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elinor Scriven, alias Lancaster , was tried for stealing a Watch with a Silver Case , the Goods of a Person unknown; but no Evidence appearing against her, she was acquitted .

Katharine Jones was tried for stealing 6 l. 10 s. from one George Dutton ; the Prisoner was his Nurse , (he being sick) and whilst he was asleep, his Breeches were taken away in which the Money was; and the Prisoner had confest to have taken 5 l. and the Breeches, and went away with it about four a Clock in the morning, and left the Doors open; She was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Katharine Davis was a second time tried for robbing John Petrey of a Silver Cup, value 4 l. two other Silver Cups, value 3 l. two other Cups, value 40 s. a Silver Bottle, value 3 l. 10 s. eight Silver Spoons, value 4 l. 12 s. eight Forks, value 4 l. 12 s. and a great deal of other sorts of Plate of a considerable value : The Evidence against her said, that the Prisoner sold some of the Plate to one Mr. Rowley a Broker; She was found guilty of Felony.

William Mackerish and Ann Mackerish , were tried for stealing two pair of Leather Gloves, value 2 s. another pair of half-handed Gloves, value 4 d. from Thomas Jenks the 18th day of December last, who swore that he lost his Goods out of his Shop at Enfield , and that he found one pair of Gloves upon the Woman's hands, but nothing about the Man, he might be mistaken as to the Gloves; they were both acquitted .

Peregrin Barret was tried for breaking the House of William Roberts in Goodman's Fields , on the 9th of January instant, and carrying away three pair of Holland Sheets, value 20 s. and other Linnen of good value; the House was broke open about Three in the Afternoon , and the Goods were found upon the Prisoner, he was found guilty of the Felony.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Francis Wheeler , a Cooper , was tried for Burglary in breaking the Shop of Jonathan Edwards at Charing-Cross on the first of this Instant January ; the Prisoner was taken in the Shop by the Watchmen with some of the Goods in his Pocket, with three Princes Mettal Rings set with Bristol Stones, value 18 d. a Brass Bottle, an Iron Bodkin, value 7 d. and some other small Goods, &c. The Prisoner denied the Fact, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

James Whitney , otherwise called Captain Whitney, Butcher , the great Highway-man , was a second time Indicted, together with Benjamin Kallow , Gent , for Robbing one John Smith at South-Mims-wash on the 10th of November last, of 100 yards of Lace, value 50 l. Neither of them made any Exceptions against the Jury; only Mr. Whitney desired none might be sworn amongst them, that were of the Hundred where the Robbery was done, which was granted by the Court; then the Witnesses were call'd and sworn for the King; The first was Mr. Smith, who said he was Robbed by seven Men, but he did not know them: The next Witness swore flatly against Mr. Whitney, that he Robbed him first, and afterward he went to Mr. Smith and Robbed him, and that he stob'd several Carriers Horses at the same time; but there was no Evidence could charge Kallow, so he was acquitted of this Indictment. Whitney being ask'd what he had to say for himself; answered in short, That he knew nothing of the Matter, and that the Man was hard-mouth'd. But was answer'd, That his mouth was soft enough to do his business. And could not prove where he was at that time, so he was found guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

John Stafford , who was tryed last Sessions for Robbing John Smith the Lace-man at South Mims-wash , on the 10th of November , and was then acquitted for the same; was now singly tried again for Robbing one John Lyndsey at the same Time and Place , but he could not charge the Prisoner; Another Evidence swore, that he saw Stafford ride into South-Mims Town, in Company of five or six more, but none saw him in the Robbery, and he called several, who gave account that he was in another Place when the Robbery was done, so he had such good fortune as to be acquitted .

John Rowley was tried for being accessary to Catharine Davis in the Felony she committed in the House of her Master, one Mr. Petrey ; it was witnessed that Rowley bought some of the Goods of her, but he did not know them to be stolen ; So he was acquitted .

Edward Poor , Nicholas Nealand , John Fetherstone , and James Phillips , were all tried; first for robbing one Thomas Paul of St. Mary Islington, of three Gold Rings, value 22 s. and 8 s. in Money; and secondly for robbing one Mr. Richard Parrot of 15 Guineas, and a Silver Watch, and a Hanger, Belt and Cane ; Mr. Paul said that he could not swear against any one of them positively, only he said he did believe Poor to be one of them; Mr. Parrot said that six of them met them between Kingsland and Islington on the 10th of December last, and pull'd them off their Horses, and would have kill'd one Horse, but that one of them was more kind than the rest; Stacey, who was in the Robbery with them, said that they did rob the two above mentioned Persons; and the same day before they had robbed several Merchants of 40 l. coming from Essex towards London; they all denied the Fact, and Nealand called some Persons who were his Neighbours, for his Reputation; one of which said, that he was in his company the same Night the Robbery was done, but he might be mistaken; Fetherstone called a cloud of Witnesses, who gave a fair account of his Life, &c. Poor, Nealand, and Fetherstone, were all taken at the Cheshire Cheese at Chelsey; and Poor said then that he was a dead man; Philips complained against Stacey, and said that he swore against them to save his own life; but yet nothing availed them, for they were all four found guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Susan Norris for clipping the currant Coin of England ; she brought a Trunk to a New Lodging, in which was found a File, and a parcel of Clipt Money; but none could swear that she knew how the Money came to be so cut, so she was acquitted .

Richard Cox was tried for Making, Coining, and Counterfeiting False Money ; It was sworn that the Prisoner brought some false Money to one Ratsford, and offered to give him 28 half Crowns for 20, by way of encouragement to him, but Ratsford is since dead, and in his House was found Melting-pots, Stamps, and other Necessaries fit for the trade, but no False Money was found upon him; So he was acquitted .

Dorothy Capell was tried for stealing from Joshua Granger on the 8th of November last, a piece of Flanders Lace, value 24 s. the Prisoner came to be a Servant to Granger, and within three or four days she went away, and the Lace was missing; but nothing was found about her when taken, she was acquitted .

Edward Adlam was tried for breaking the Stable of one Thomas Gurnet of St. James's Clerkenwell , on the 12th of November last, and taking away four small Pigs, value 12 s. and a Saddle, value 5 s. the Prosecutor swore that he found a Pig roasting upon the Spit at a Cook's Shop near his House, but he could not say that it was his own Pig; the Prisoner was acquitted .

Elizabeth Thompson was indicted for stealing a Pewter Chamber-pot, value 2 s. from John Singleton of St. Giles's in the Fields on the 7th day of this Instant; the Prosecutor found the Chamber-pot in the House where she lodged, but there was another Woman with the Prisoner at the Prosecutor's House drinking, so she might as well take it; She was acquitted .

Richard Holman was tried for stealing 10 Quarter of Oates from Thomas Prentice in Milford-Lane , value 8 l. and 20 Sacks, value 3 l. there were 20 empty Sacks found in the Prisoner's House, and the Corn and Sacks were lost off the Wharf; the Prisoner said he bought the Corn of one Richard Brome a Lighter-man, but did not prove it; he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Allen was arraigned for stealing a Lace Crevat, value 7 l. from Joseph Barns ; but no Evidence coming against her, she was immediately acquitted .

ANN MERRYWEATHER was Indicted and Tried for High-Treason, for Composing, Printing, and Publishing the late King James's Declaration : The Gentlemen who were summoned to Try her were called over, and the Prisoner had liberty to make Exceptions against whom she pleased, according to the Prescription of Law; she Challenged to the Number of about Thirty; and the Gentlemen who were sworn are those whose Names follow;

George Ford .

Matthew Bateman .

Tanner Arnold .

William Webb .

Thomas Phillips .

Richard Awbrey .

Thomas Lathwell .

John Mills .

Nicholas Burnel .

Richard Ingram .

Samuel Billing .

Robert Longland .

Then the Indictment was read against her, which set forth, That she being a person of a turbulent spirit, and instigated andseduced by the Devil, and minding and intending to Depose and put to Death Their most Sacred Majesties King William and Queen Mary; and to subvert and alter the Government of this Kingdom; and to draw away the hearts of Their Majesties Subjects from their Duty and Allegiance, and to incline them to adhere to the Interest of the late King James and the French King; did on the Seventh day of November last past, Compose, Print, and Publish, a most False, Pernicious, Traiterous, and Scandalous Libel, Signed J. R. and entituled, His Majesty's most Gracious Declaration to all his Loving Subjects; commanding their Assistance against the Prince of Orange and his Adherents.

After this the Council for the King and Queen opened the Indictment to the Gentlemen of the Jury; telling of what bad Consequence and evil Example such Libels were; and how it tended to raise a Disaffection in the hearts of Their Majesties Subjects; and that the Prisoner at the Bar had done all that lay in her power to promote the Interest of the French King, and the late King James, and to Levy War and Rebellion against our present King and Queen, and to Restore the late King James. Several Hundreds of the Declarations were found in her House in Covent-Garden , besides other Seditious Pamphlets, entituled, The Dear Bargain; and Just Weights and Measures, &c. To prove which, the Witnesses for the King were called and Sworn: The first of which deposed, That having Information that the Prisoner was an Ill Woman, a Warrant was obtained to search her House, under a pretence of her being a Clipper; and when the Constable came there with his Assistants, they found the Prisoner up two pair of stairs; and as they were searching in the Garret, in an old Trunk was found a great Number of the Declarations, about a Thousand or more besides other Pamphlets, entituled, The Dear Bargain; Just Weights and Measures; and another, called Hodge-Podge as before-mentioned: The Prisoner seemed very much surprized at their taking of the Papers; and told the Searchers, That they came to look for Clipp'd Money, and therefore what had they to do with Papers, &c.? They seized the Pamphlets and the Declarations, as also the Prisoner, and carried her before a Magistrate, who committed her to Newgate for the Offence. There were several concurring Evidence to the Matter of Fact; especially two, one of which declared, That she owned that she had the Papers from Westminster, brought to her by a Boy who she called Black or Jack; but would not acknowledge who was the Author or Printer of the same; and that she sate up all night to dry the Declarations, being newly brought from the Press; and that she bundled them up, and carried them out in the Night in Coaches. Another Evidence swore, That the Prisoner had Confess'd to her, That she had disposed of several of them amongst her Friends, (but she lookt upon them to be no more than Waste Paper), and that the Papers were to be brought to her, and when she received them she promised the Witness that she should have one of them. The Prisoner called some Evidence, who said, That she was an ingenuous Woman, and behaved her self well in times past, in her general Conversation. After which, the Jury withdrew to Consider of the Evidence; and after half an hours time they brought in a Verdict, That the Prisoner was Guilty of High-Treason. After which, she was Condemned to be Burnt for the same .

Ambrose Holland after the Condemnation was past, was brought into Court to the Bar, but not charged upon the Jury upon Oath, but only to satisfie all people that he did on the 26th of May last, in Company of William Reynolds , and one Aldgood High-Way Men, stole a couple of Horses out of the Grounds near Tatnum Court, the Horses of Major Langstone: he would not plead to the Indictment, but Aldgood proved it upon him; he said he was surpriz'd for want of notice, but that was but a feign'd Excuse; He was ordered to be executed this Sessions.

NOtwithstanding the great Indulgence that hath been shewed to several great and wicked Offenders, who have (since the Corronation of our most Gracious King and Queen that now is) been Committed to Newgate for their Enormous and Mischievous Faults; yet how many are there (that tho their Eyes are open) do blind themselves, and will not see into the Abyss and Depth of that Misery wherein they involve themselves, by reason of their perverse and unreformable Lives? But will still go on in the pursuit of their premeditated and base Designs, to the great Loss and Destruction (not only) of honest Mens Rights but to the utter Ruin (many times) of their own Souls and Bodies; yet for all this, and on purpose to shew Mercy, and to extend Their Royal Favour and Bounty, the King and Queen did at the latter end of this Session, Grant a Pardon to those Persons whose Names follow, who all pleaded the same on their Knees in open Court.

Ann Knight .

Robert Smith .

William Dixy .

Richard Smith .

Edward Kallaway .

Francis Turner .

James Forbes .

William Carter .

Mary Pledwell .

John Anderson .

Christopher Abel .

John Demey .

Robert Scofield .

John Overton .

Joseph Mead .

Richard Harris .

Joanna Jones alias Margaret Moor .

Thomas Tovey .

Richard Page .

Francis Thursfield .

James Duncomb .

John Child .

John Aldgood .

Elizabeth Lee .

George Holmes .

William Warrington .

Abraham Welsh .

Sarah Chandler .

After they had all kneeled down, the Pardon was read, and the Convicts were all advised to take due warning by such and so great Clemency, that they did lead better Lives for the future, at which they seemed to be much affected some of them; and then they were all remanded to the Goal.

THe Grand Jury for the City of London, did this Sessions bring a Presentment into Court against several Abuses and Misdemeanors committed in the said City, to the Displeasure of Almighty God, and the Dishonour of the same.

First, Against Ale-houses and Taverns, who suffer lewd and evil-disposed Persons, to fit Tipling and Drinking on the Lords Day.

Secondly, Against all such who lay Unnecessary and Impertinent Wagers, there being several Offices kept about the Town to encourage Persons so to do.

Thirdly, Against all Lotteries and Gaming-houses, especially against the Royal-Oak Lottery, it being of bad Consequence to the Youth, and Apprentices of the City.

Fourthly, Against all Persons who entertain such Persons who pick up each other in the Streets.

To this the Court was pleased to Answer, That they had made a very Grave and Sober Presentment; and Order'd that Processes should be made out against several particular Houses in and about the City, in order to the Suppression of all such Offenders; it being of very evil Example, and of great Mischief to the Interest of all Men.

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

Burnt in the Hand, 11.

John Ayers.

S - J -

Elizabeth Jones.

Alice Page.

Elizabeth Bird.

Thomas Oswin.

Daniel Hopkins.

Richard Holman.

Elizabeth Lurcock.

Katherine Jones.

Elizabeth Gibson, Convicted last Sessions.

Received Sentence of Death, 10

James Whitney.

James Phillips.

Edward Poor.

Nicholas Nealand

John Fetherstone.

Nathanael Gross, all Highway-men.

William Turner.

Ann Merryweather.

Mary Wilder.

Katherine Davis. The two latter were found quick with Child.

Ambrose Holland and Elkana Smewin, who were Convicted last Session for a Robbery on the High-way (at South-Mims) were called to their former Judgment, and ordered to make themselves ready for their Execution with the rest.

To be Whipt, 9

Robert Wayt.

Mabell Symons.

Elizabeth Belcher.

John Pabworth.

Sarah Delawny.

John Norris.

Sarah Stephens.

Ann Ferguson.

Elizabeth Hewin.

Persons Respitted from Branding, and ordered into Their Majesties Service by Sea or Land, by their own free Consent.

John Coates.

John Pullen.

John Salter.

B - J -

Thomas Hynton.

Robert Beames.

Richard Ford.

Peregrin Barret.

Francis Wheeler.

NOtwithstanding the great Indulgence that hath been shewed to several great and wicked Offenders, who have (since the Corronation of our most Gracious King and Queen that now is) been Committed to Newgate for their Enormous and Mischievous Faults; yet how many are there (that tho their Eyes are open) do blind themselves, and will not see into the Abyss and Depth of that Misery wherein they involve themselves, by reason of their perverse and unreformable Lives? But will still go on in the pursuit of their premeditated and base Designs, to the great Loss and Destruction (not only) of honest Mens Rights but to the utter Ruin (many times) of their own Souls and Bodies; yet for all this, and on purpose to shew Mercy, and to extend Their Royal Favour and Bounty, the King and Queen did at the latter end of this Session, Grant a Pardon to those Persons whose Names follow, who all pleaded the same on their Knees in open Court.

Ann Knight .

Robert Smith .

William Dixy .

Richard Smith .

Edward Kallaway .

Francis Turner .

James Forbes .

William Carter .

Mary Pledwell .

John Anderson .

Christopher Abel .

John Demey .

Robert Scofield .

John Overton .

Joseph Mead .

Richard Harris .

Joanna Jones alias Margaret Moor .

Thomas Tovey .

Richard Page .

Francis Thursfield .

James Duncomb .

John Child .

John Aldgood .

Elizabeth Lee .

George Holmes .

William Warrington .

Abraham Welsh .

Sarah Chandler .

After they had all kneeled down, the Pardon was read, and the Convicts were all advised to take due warning by such and so great Clemency, that they did lead better Lives for the future, at which they seemed to be much affected some of them; and then they were all remanded to the Goal.

Ben. Kellow ordered to be sent to Kent, to be tryed at the next Assizes held there for a Robbery on the High-way.

John Stafford , for suspicion of being a High-way Man, sent into Barkshire.

Mr. Daniel Brett , and Mr. Giles Wilcox were ordered to be continued till next Sessions, and then peremptorily to be tried or discharged.

William Canning continued. Adam Banks brought a Certe Orars to remove his Cause to the King's Bench.

Alexander Lumsden for publishing a Scandalous Libel, ordered to be try'd next Sessions.

The Lord Banbury to rest till further Order.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

The Fourth Edition of the New Martyrology or Bloody Assizes, &c. Concerning several Speeches, Letters, Elegies, and New Discoveries, (sent out of the WEST) never printed before: As also many large and Private Memoirs sent from other places, which renders this Fourth Edition A New SECRET HISTORY of the late Times: To which is added the Effigies of the most Eminent Sufferers, with many New Poems on their Deaths, not printed before; as also a much larger Account than has yet been given of the LIFE and DEATH of the late Lord JEFFERIES; so that the whole Work is now Compleat, with an ALPHABETICAL TABLE annext to it. Published by Thomas Pitts, Gent. Printed (according to the Original Copies) for John Dunton, at the Raven in the Poultrey.

A Succinct and Seasonable Discourse of the Occasions, Causes, Nature, Rise, Growth, and Remedies of Mental Errors: Whereunto are subjoyned, by way of Appendix, I. Vindiciarum Vindex, Being a Succinct, but full Answer to Mr. Philip Cary's Weak and Impertinent Exceptions to my Vindiciae Legis & Foederis. 2. A Sinopsis of Ancient and Modern Antinomian Errors, with Scriptural Arguments and Reasons against them. 3. A Sermon composed for preventing and healing of Rents and Divisions in the Churches of Christ; with an Epistle by several Divines, relating to Dr. Crisp's Works.

The Reasonableness of Personal Reformation, and the Necessity of Conversion: The true Methods of making all men happy in this world, and in the world to come; seasonably discoursed, and expresly pressed, upon this licentious Age.

Mr. John Flavell's Remains: Being two Sermons composed by that Reverend and Learned Divine; the former preached at Dartmouth in Devon, on the day of the happy Coronation of Their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary, the latter intended to be preached at Taunton in Somerset, at the Meeting of the United Ministers of several Counties, to be held there, Sept 2. 1691. With a brief Account of the Life and Death of that Reverend Author.

An Explanation of the Assemblies Catechism, with Practical Inferences from each Question. All by Mr. John Flavell.

A Sermon at the Funeral of the late Reverend Divine Mr. Edward West.

A Discourse of Regeneration, Faith and Repentance.

A Discourse of Christian Religion on sundry Points.

The Incomprehensibleness of Imputed Righteousness for Justification, by human Reason, till enlightened by the Spirit of God. These four published by the Reverend Mr. Thomas Cole.

Love to Christ necessary to Escape the Curse at his Coming. By Thomas Doolitle, M. A.

Geography Anatomized: Or, A Compleat Geographical Grammar. Being a Short and Exact Analysis of the whole Body of Modern Geography, after a New, Plain and Easie Method, whereby any Person may in a short time attain to the knowledge of that most noble and useful Science. Comprehending a most Compendious Account of the Continents, Islands, Peninsula's, Isthmus, Promontories, Mountains, Oceans, Seas, Gulphs, Straits, Lakes Rivers and chief Towns of the whole Earth. As also the Divisions, Subdivisions, Scituation, Extent, Air, Soil, Commodities, Manners, Government, Religion, in all Countries of the World. To which is subjoin'd the present State of the European Plantations in the East and West Indies, with a Reasonable Proposal for the Propagation of the Bleffed Gospel in all Pagan Countries. The whole Work carefully performed according to the exactest and latest Discoveries. Illustrated with divers Maps. By Pat. Gordon, M. A.

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The Tragedies of the last Age, consider'd and examin'd by the Practice of the Ancients, and by the common Sense of all Ages. In a Letter to Fleetwood Shepheard, Esq; Part. I. The Second Edition.

A short View of Tragedy; Its Original, Excellency, and Corruption. With some Reflections on Shakespear, and other Practitioners for the Stage. Both by Mr. Rymer, Servant to Their Majesties.

State Tracts: Being a farther Collection of several Choice Treatises relating to the Government from the Year 1660. to 1689. Now published in a body to shew the Necessity, and clear the Legality of the Late Revolution, and our present Happy Settlement, under the Auspicious Reign of Their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary

Mathematical Magick: Or, The Wonders that may be performed by Mechanical Geometry. In Two Books. Concerning Mechanical Powers, and Motions. Being one of the most Easie, Pleasant, Useful, (and yet most neglected) part of Mathematicks. Not before treated of in this Language. By J. Wilkins, late Lord Bishop of Chester. The Fourth Edition.

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