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Old Bailey Proceedings, 18th April 1694.

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

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 18th, 19th, and 20th Days of April, 1694. And in the Sixth Year of Their MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 18th, 19th, and 20th Days of April, 1694. before the Right Honourable Sir William Ashurst 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 Follow:

London Jury.

Joseph How ,

Tobias Winn ,

William Hood ,

Jonathan Heath ,

Robert Williamson ,

Robert Swinsen ,

James Dovey ,

John Smith ,

John Warren ,

Daniel Lock ,

Robert Cranstone ,

John Deacon .

Middlesex Jury.

Timothy Thornbury ,

Joseph Stephens ,

John Webber ,

John Skinner ,

William Osseter ,

Joseph Bowler ,

Thomas Nichols ,

Thomas Rammidge ,

Thomas White ,

Ralph Harwood ,

John Akres ,

William Hembrick .

William Towers was Arraigned for stealing one yard of Flower'd Tabby, value 8l. from Samuel Tippes , two Yards of Flower'd Silk from Elizabeth Cooper , and two Yards from John Conyers ; To which he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Isaac Skellum was Indicted for Robbing Thomas Parrot , on the 26th of March last, of 20 Buck skins, value 10l. To which he pleaded Guilty .

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Sarah Tanner was arraigned for stealing on the 7th Instant, from Samuel Howard and Partner s, six Yards of Muslin-Cloth, value 50s. which she confest .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ralph Lee was likewise Arraigned for robbing Walter Rose of a Weather-Sheep, value 25s. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Gardner was arraigned for committing a notorious Robbery in the Hose of Mr. Richard Barnell , carrying away 69 Yards of Lute-string, value 13l. 50 Black Hoods 11s. 20 Yards of Ribboning, 20s. 27 Yards of Gawze, 30s. 12 Yards of Black Silk 19s. two Womens Black-Laced Tippets 10s. two Shirts 10s. 1000 Pins 9d. 12 Silk Scarfs 24s. and several other Goods of value , which she immediately confest upon the Arraignment.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elinor Johnson was tried for stealing 14 yards of Strip't Hair-Shagg, value 40s. from James Frucher , and Arnold Rabbey . She came into the Shop, and took away the Shagg ; which was found upon her as she was going out at the Door, which was plain Evidence: so she was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Smith , an Ostler at the Nags-head in Grubstreet, was first Tried for making an Assault upon Mary Petts a Virgin, 15 years of Age in the Highway, and taking away from her a piece of Gold which she had for the King's-Evil, value 10s. He was a second time Tried for committing a Rape upon the Body of the said Mary Petts at the same time ; who swore that the Prisoner met her on Hounslow-heath alone, and stopt her, and offer'd great Violence to her, and ravish'd her, and robb'd her, and put her in great fear, and then took away her money, and had carnal knowledge of her Body; although she cried out, and strugled with him, yet he was too hard for her, laid her upon the ground, threatned to stab her with his Knife, if she did not cease her Noise. The Mother of the Girl swore, That when her daughter came home, she found her much abused in her privy parts, and that there was a great effusion of Blood issued from her, which was occasioned by some Violence used, and did not proceed merely from a Natural Cause. The Girl swore the Rape and Robbery very home upon him: And although the Prisoner had some Gentlemen appear'd on his behalf, who gave a fair Account of his Life, yet the matter was so foul at the bottom, and so ill resented that it would prove a dangerous Consequence to suffer such evil doings to go unpunished, that the Jury found him Guilty of both the Rape and the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Francis Dodd was Tried for Robbing Elizabeth Lansdell Widdow , on the 18th day of March last, in Leaden-hall Market , of Eight French Pistoles of Gold, Nine Twenty-shilling pieces of Gold, 20 Broad-pieces of Gold, and 150 Guinea's, all to the value of 263l. Mrs. Lansdell swore that she lost her Gold on a Sunday when she was at Church, which was lockt up in a Drawer; and her Maid declared upon Oath, that the Prisoner was in the house above two hours, by himself, above Stairs; and when he came down, he told the Maid he had money and Gold enough, and he would carry her to Holland, and leave his Wife behind him at London, pretending more Love to her than to his Wife. She further deposed, That the Prisoner made Love to her, although he had a Wife of his own, and deluded her with his fine Tongue, and got 32 Guinea's from her without Bond or Note. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called several of his Neighbours, who gave account that he was a Person of a fair Reputation, a Hatter by Trade, had no need to steal. Besides, none could swear positively that he stole the Gold found in his house, but that was the Maid's Gold she lent him. He was Acquitted .

Ann January and Mary Stephens were both Arraigned in one indictment, for stealing three Curtains, value 10s. from Owen Parry of St James Garlickhithe , on the 9th of March last. Stephens confest the Fact, but January would not; whereupon; whereupon she was tri'd, and found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Lock was tried for stealing from Andrew Carter of St. Martin's Ludgate , 20 Ounces of Stiching Silk, value 20s. He came to buy Silk at Mr. Carter's Shop (being a Taylor ) and while Mrs. Carter was matching his Cloth with Silk, he slipt the 20 Ounces of Silk into a Bag that he had ; Mrs. Carter having a suspicion of him, stopt him, and found the Silk in the Bag; which was fully proved: He had little to say for himself, but wept and expressed his sorrow for the Fact: He was found Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

H - E - Martin Raymond , Ann Laskey , Margaret Raymond and Rebecca Raymond , al also Amy Ellis , not taken, were all indicted for Felony in stealing from John Nichols , Gent. of St. Dunstan's in the West (on the 8th of March last) 2 Silver Basons, value 16l. 2 Salvers 11l. 3 Porringers 9l. two pair of Candlestick Sconces 8l. a Sugar-box 55s. a Pepper-box 55s. two salts 20s. one Silver Tankard 8l. 9 Spoons 4l. 10s. 10 Forks 5l. a Guinea, a Laced Tippet 20s. a Silk Wastcoat 15s. a Pair of Breeches 15s. &c. H - and Laskey pleaded guilty upon the Arraignment, but the other three put themselves upon their Trial, and Mr. Nichols, with others, swore that Exeter was his Servant , and that Laskey and the rest were wont to come to her to an Alehouse near his House, and on the day of the date aforesaid; the Maid H - went away, upon which the Plate was immediately missing; Martin Raymond was heard to confess, that he had made a Bill of Sale of the Plate to a Broker, and that he had 5l. in Mill'd Money to his share; but none could swear that either he or the said Margaret and Rebecca had any hand actually in the Robbery. So they were all acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Langly was tried for stealing four Pewter Plates, value 5s. 8d. but the evidence was not positive against him: So he was acquitted .

Mary Easton , Wife of Alexander Easton , was indicted for privily stealing from James Edwards , out of his Pocket, three Guineas and 50s. in Money after this manner . Edwards being a little in drink, he met with the Prisoner, who finding he had Cash about him, she first tempted him to drink, and then enticed him to her Bed in Church-Lane in Whitechappel , where he lay down to sleep, but when he awaked he had no Money; After which the Woman was found in Goodman's Fields at the John Baptist's-head with a piece of Gold and some Silver about her: The Prisoner said she met the Prosecutor, and that he was very rude with her, and would have given her Money to debauch her, with several other feigned Stories; and that he pretended to come from her Husband at Sea; but Edwards swore positively to a 5s. piece that was found about her; the Prisoner could not give any good account of her Reputation; yet Edwards might be mistaken in his Piece; and she alledged that she found it upon the Bed after he was gone; She was acquitted .

Jane Oney , Wife of John Oney , of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was tried for robbing Thomas Sherwood on the 6th of February last of a Flaxen Sheet, value 5s. and six pound of Feathers, value 6s. She came to Mrs. Sherwood's House to lodge, and having lain one Night there in company with two other men (one of which she called her Husband) they went away with the Goods; but she having a Husband, what she did was in obedience to his Command. So she was Acquitted .

Edith Tyteman was tried for robbing Mary Wyley (together with Dynah Belcher , not yet taken) of 24 Napkins, value 5s. 7 Petwer Dishes, a Candlestick, a Kettle, and a Bible : To which she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Hudson and Elizabeth Howard were both arraigned upon an Indictment of Felony for stealing from Rich. Rigbey of St. Bridget's Parish 27 yards of Strip'd Lutestring, value 5l. unto which Indictment they both pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Smith alias Bird , was tried for robbing Nicholas Wade on the 22d of March last of 16 pound weight of course Worsted Cruel, value 40s. She came into the Shop of Mr. Wade, and lifted the Goods off the place where they lay, and ran away with it ; but being pursued, she dropt it in the Street, which she confest when brought before the Justice of Peace; besides, Wades Neighbour saw her drop the Goods, which were owned by Mr. Wade to be his; the matter was plain against her She was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Turvit was tried for robbing Richard Pymm on the 6th of January of a 14 pound weight of Iron, value 2s. which was found in the custody of one William Pitsfield , which he bought of the Prisoner, and was owned by Mr. Pymm to be his Weight. The Prisoner said he bought it of a Strange Woman and he had a good Repute amongst his Neighbours; the matter seemed obscure, and the Prisoner to be honest: So he was acquitted .

William Stafford was tried, for that he, together with John Stafford and John Evans , not taken, did rob his Master Sir Thomas Bridges Knight and Baronet , of St. Paul's Covent-garden, of a Gold and Silver flower'd Laced pink silk Gown, value 20l. an Indian silk Gown 3l. a Damask Petticoat laced with Gold Lace 10l. a watch 5l. two Gold Rings set with Diamonds 18l. a Cup 4l. two Spoons 19s. a silver Hilt of a Sword 30s. a Cloth Coat 3l. one yard and a half of Black Cloth 40s. a pair of Stockings 5s. a rich Nightroyle 6l. two pair of Laced Smock-sleeves 40s. a Laced Handkerchief 30s. a Twenty-shilling piece of Gold, and some other Gold, besides 10s. in Money. Sir Thomas Bridges swore that the Prisoner was his Servant , and brought the other two to his House, under pretence of making love to his Maid, and so robbed him whilst he and his Lady was abroad at Dinner, and one of the Rings was found tied up in a Handkerchief about the Prisoners neck in Newgate; so that it was very plain that he was abetting the other in the Robbery; and he did as it were own that he was tempted to it by a Woman who call'd her self Mitchell, and was formerly the Golden Farmer's Wife, but she was not to be found: He was found guilty of the Felony.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Henry Adderton was indicted and tried for stealing a Goldsmith's Shewglass from Mr. John Ashfield near Temple-Bar , in which was contained 3 Diamond Rings, val. 18l. 4 Turkey Stone Rings, set with Diamonds 36l. 6 other Rings 18l. a Garnet Ring 12s. two pair of Diamond Ear-Rings 14l. 3 Cornelian Rings 36s. and 22l. in Money. The Prisoner was seen at Mr. Ashfield's Shop, in company of three more men when the Robbery was done ; and he shifted his Lodging two or three times presently upon it, and at last he was taken in Newgate, where he went to see a Brother of his; and the Prisoner was seen at the Noah's Ark Tavern in St. Giles's, where some of the Goods were shared amongst them: The Prisoner called some of his Neighbours, who said he was a civil Young Man, and always behaved himself fairly, &c. and the Evidence was not strenuous enough against him to satisfy the Jury that he was guilty. So he was acquitted .

Margaret Evans was Arraigned for stealing six Silver Spoons, value 4l. from Katherine Harlachy Widow , to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Matthew Pryor, alias Draper , the Hitchin Coachman , was Indicted, for driving the near Wheel of his Coach against the Left Leg of one Ann Hewetson , Wife of John Hewetson , giving her a Bruise, of which she langish'd from the first of February to the 22d, and then died . The Prisoner was driving his Coach in Smithfield , in the dusk of the evening, and the Woman hapned to be in the way, and the Wheel of the Coach did accidentally run over her Leg, and broke it. But it not appearing that he did it wilfully, by expressing his sorrow for so sad an Accident, said he was not sensible of it, being dark; and no one could swear positively that he designed to hurt the deceased; he was thereupon Acquitted .

Margaret Wright was Indicted for robbing Mr. John Mennel of 18 yards of Muslin, value 5l. on the 2d of March last. She came to the Shop of Mr. Mennet at the Three Nunns and Hare in Cheapside , and pretended she kept the Saracens-head Inn in Friday-street, and bargained for as much Linen as came to 20l. which she desir'd might be sent home, and after she came from Newgate-market, she would pay Mr. Mennel for it. This was only a Trick put upon Mr. Mennel, for really she was no such person, neither did she keep the said Inn; yet by her Art of Legerdemain, she pincht away the Muslin. She denied the Fact, and had no Witness to speak on her behalf, she was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Bunny was Arraigned for stealing a hair-colour'd Silk Gown, value 12l. one Silk Petticoat 8l. a Damask Gown 7l. a Damask Petticoat 3l. one Night-Gown 40s. a Scarf 4l. a waistcoat 3l. with 5l. in money : but there being no Evidence against him, he was Acquitted .

Thomas Holles and Mary Holles were Tri'd, for that they, with one Thomas Mitchell , broke open the House of Mrs. Arabella Owen Widow , in Long-Acre , on the 24th of March last, about Six of the Clock in the evening, the Goods taken was were, viz a Trunk, value 18d. a Picture set in Gold 5l. four gold Rings 40s. two diamond Rings 10l. three Spoons 30s. a silver Cup 8s. two gold Ear-rings 5s. two Bodkins 3s. two silver Watches 4l. a Leather Purse, containing 40 Jacobus pieces of Gold 47l. and 31 Guineas, &c. The Goods were contained in the Trunk, which was taken away while she was abroad, and Thomas Holles was seen in the Entry of the House at the time the Robbery was done. He had been a Lodger in the House a little time before, and possibly might well enough know that the Prosecutor had a great deal of money. Another Evidence swore, That Thomas Holles enticed him to join with him in the committing of the Fact. Thomas Holles repli'd, He knew nothing of it, and that the Witness would swear a man's Life away for a Farthing, To which the Evidence answer'd, That Holles told him one time when they were upon the Centry together at Whitehall, (being private Soldier s) that he would rob Mrs. Owen of the Trunk and Goods. Mary Holles denied the Fact, saying she was wholly innocent, although it was prov'd she left a Hammer behind her upon the Bed of Mrs. Owen, which she affirm'd was her Hammer. Besides all this, Tho. Mitchell a Wheeler was seen at one Mr. Abryhals in Grays-Inn-lane, with a Watch in his Pocket, and full of Gold, which was own'd by Mrs. Owen: But all this being circumstantial Evidence, they were both Acquitted .

Susanna Hobbs was Tried for stealing from Edward Rich a Silk Scarf, value 4l. The Witness was Mrs. Rich, who said that she found the Scarf upon the Prisoner's Neck as she went by her door; but it was alter'd, the Fringe being taken off. The Prisoner proved by her Witness, that there was no Fringe upon it; and that her Husband bought it of one Mr. Crowder, which was credited by the Jury, insomuch that she was Acquitted .

Jonathan Easden of Stepney was Tried, for that he, not having God before his eyes, but being instigated and seduced by the Devil, the 2d day of December last, made an Assault upon Ann Roberts , great with Child, the Wife of Thomas Roberts , taking her up in both his Arms, and throwing her against a wooden Step, giving her a mortal Bruise upon the Left part of her Belly, of which she died the 8th of March following, the Child being bruised in her Womb by the Fall, &c. All which Easden pretended to do (as was sworn against him) because she ow'd him money) to whit, the Sum of 26s. and that he came to arrest her for it, which he owned in Court. but the cause of the Arrest besides was, that the said Ann Roberts, and her Mistriss, (one Mrs. Young) had abused him, and called him Perjured Rogue, &c. And that Mrs. Young was an ill Woman, and a Bawd. But that did not appear; for on the contrary, she liv'd in good Repute, her Husband being an Anchor-Smith, and maintained her by his honest Labour. The Prisoner utterly deni'd that ever he was in the house, or touch'd the deceased, and called some Witnesses, who declared, that the Woman was well in health after the Hurt was done, and a great deal of malice appeared to be betwixt them, and no positive proof was against him as to the matter of Fact; besides, he had Witnesses to prove for him, that the Woman owned before she died, that Mr. Easden did her no harm: So upon the whole, he was Acquitted .

John Lawe , of St. Giles's in the Fields Gent , was Arraigned upon an Indictment of Murther, for killing one Edward Wilson Gent. commonly called Beaux Wilson, a Person which by common Report of Fame, kept a Coach and six Horses, maintained his Family in great Splendor and Grandeur, being full of money, no one complaining of his being their Debtor; yet from whence, or by what hand he had the Effects which caused him to appear in so great an Equipage, is hard to be determined. The manner of Fact was thus: There was some difference hapned to arise between Mr. Lawe and the Deceased, concerning a Woman, one Mrs. Lawrence, who was acquainted with Mr. Lawe; upon which, on the 9th of April Instant, they met in Bloomsbury Square , and there fought a Duel, in which Mr. Wilson was killed. It was made appear also, that they had met several times before, but had not opportunity to fight. Besides, that there were several Letters sent by Mr. Lawe, or given to Mr. Wilson by him; which Letters were very full of Invectives, and Cautions to Mr. Wilson to beware, for there was a design of Evil against him; and there was two Letters sent by Mr. Wilson, one to Mr. Lawe, and the other to Mrs. Lawrence. Mr. Wilson's man, one Mr. Smith, swore that Mr. Lawe came to his Master's house a little before the Fact was done, and drank a Pint of Sack in the Parlor; after which, he heard his Master say, That he was much surprised with somewhat that Mr. Lawe had told him. One Captain Wightman; a person of good Reputation, gave account of the whole matter, and said, That he was a familiar Friend of Mr. Wilsons, and was with him and Mr. Lawe at the Fountain Tavern in the Strand, and after they had staid a little while there, Mr. Lawe went away after which Mr. Wilson and Captain Wightman took Coach, and were drove towards Bloomsbury; whereupon Mr. Wilson stept out of the Coach into the Square, where Mr. Lawe met him; and before they came near together, Mr. Wilson drew his Sword, and stood upon his Guard. Upon which, Mr. Lawe immediately drew his Sword, and they both pass'd together, making but one pass, by which Mr. Wilson received a mortal Wound upon the lower part of the Stomach, of the depth of two Inches, of which he instantly died. This was the Sum of the Evidence for the King. The Letters were read in Court, which were full of Aggravations on both parts, without any Name subscribed to them. There were other Witnesses that saw the Dual fought, who all agreed in their Depositions, that they drew their Swords and pass'd at each other, and presently Mr. Wilson was killed Mr. Lawe in his defence, declared, That Mr. Wilson and he had been together several times before the Duel was fought and never no Quarrel was betwixt them, till they met at the Fountain Tavern, which was occasioned about the Letters; and that his meeting with Mr. Wilson in Bloomsbury was merely an accidental thing, Mr. Wilson drawing his Sword upon him first, upon which he was forced to stand in his own defence. That the misfortune did arise only from a sudden heat of Passion, and not from any Propense Malice. The Court acquainted the Jury, That if they found that Mr. Lawe and Mr. Wilson did make an Agreement to fight, though Wilson drew first, and Mr. Lawe killed him, he was (by the construction of the law) guilty of murder: For if two men suddenly quarrel, and one kill the other, this would be but Manslaughter; but this case seemed to be otherwise, for this was a continual Quarrel, carried on betwixt them for some time before, therefore must be accounted a malicious Quarrel, and a design of murder in the person that killed the other; likewise that it was so in all Cases. The Tryal lasted long and the Prisoner had persons of good Quality, who gave a fair account of his Life in general, and that he was not given to Quarreling, not a person of an ill Behaviour. The Jury having considered of a Verdict very seriously, they found that Mr. Lawe was guilty of Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

John Neal was tried for stealing 17 yards of Silk Lutestring value 3l. on the 30th of January last, the Goods of George Mason of St. Martin's Ludgate ; the Prisoner confest, when taken, that his Wife bought the Silk, and that when he came to be taken, he lifted his Wife over the Pales to make her escape, and in all likelihood his Wife stole the Silk; there was no positive proof, and he said he had it of his Wife; he was reputed to be a very honest man by his Neighbours, working hard for his living (being an Inkhorn-maker by Trade). He was acquitted .

Mary Slaughter was tried for stealing from Mrs. Susannah Stanes , Widow , 4 yards of Flanders Lace, value 3l. and two yards of Maklin Lace 40s. The Prisoner was a Servant to the Prosecutor's Mother when the Robbery was done, and she took occasion to quarrel with her, and went away with the Lace; and when charged with the Fact, she said, What ado here is about a little silly Lace, I can but pay for it. She had nothing material to offer for her self; yet there being no positive proof; She was acquitted .

Margaret Tomkins , Wife of Charles Tompkins , was arraigned for stealing a Sheet, value 8s. a Porringer and a Candlestick, and other small Goods, &c. but there being no Evidence against her; She was acquitted .

Margaret Rutherford was tried for robbing her Mistriss one Hannah Bourn , of 4l. in Money, a Guinea, and some Linnen ; she lived but a fortnight with Mrs. Bourn before she committed the Fact, and she owned it before Mr. Justice Owen, and that she had 53s. of the money: The Prisoner said that the Prosecutor swore out of malice against her, and that she kept an Evil House; but that was but a feigned Story: She was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

James Lewis and John Hawkes were both arraigned for a Burglary committed by them in White Fryers in August last in the House of Edward Whicheat ; but no Evidence being produced against them, they had the fortune to escape, and be acquitted .

Paul Hart was indicted for uttering False Money (that is to say) a Spanish Pistole ; he sent it to be changed by a Boy to a Goldsmith's Shop, who refused it; upon which Hart went himself, and making a little stir about it, he was stopt, and two or three more was found about him which were not good; but all this was lookt upon as a kind of a frivolous matter, and there was no colour of a misdemeanour in it: So he was acquitted .

Ralph Gardner , otherwise Captain Gardner, was tried for Coining money ; there were Stamps, Shears and melting-pots, and several Instruments fit for Coining, found in the Prisoner's House in Westminster , all which were brought into Court in a Trunk, and shew'd to the Jury as a Corroborating Evidence; besides, there were several false Pieces, (viz.) Half-Crowns, found also in the Vault, and a false Guinea upon the Stamp found in the Prisoner's Cellar; he denied the Fact, and called some Witnesses, who said they had no suspicion of him to be a Coiner; and he further alledged that he knew nothing how the things came to be in his House, and none could swear that he used the Tools; he was acquitted .

James Pattison and Jane Pattison his Wife , were Indicted, for that they, together with one Thomas Taylor not yet taken, did commit High-Treason, in Coining False money, on the 31st of March last, viz. 100 pieces called Shillings, and 200 pieces called Six-pences, &c. The money was found in the Prisoners Lodgings where they were, and the Stamps and molds were produced in Court. mr. Pattison was found flatting of the money, and his Wife was seen to wash it over in the same Room. This was positively sworn against them, by one that was in the Room with them at the same time, and that they told him that Captain Gardner had a private Press in his house to Coin False money. When they found the Chamber broke open upon them, James Pattison was seen to throw somewhat out at the Window, which was a Stamp with a Head on it, and Figures, with some False shillings, &c. The Prisoners denied the matter, and laid the Fault upon one Clark, of whom Jane Pattison said she had the money, but could not prove it. They were both found guilty of High- Treason.

[James: Death. See summary.]

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

J - S - was tried, for that it was his Duty to have succoured the Poor of the Said Parish; yet there being a poor indigent sickly Woman in his said Parish (who was brought by Pass) that wanted succour and nourishment, he did neglect to give her sustenance, for want of which she died . The coroner gave account upon Oath, that he and his Jury sate upon the Corps, and found it a very sad spectacle, eat to death with Vermin almost All this the Prisoner knew, and got her another Pass from a Justice of Peace, taking her out of a Barn, and carried her in a Cart to Hammersmith, drawn by one Horse; which he did, being zealous for the security of his Parish: But being ask'd, What if the Woman had died in the Cart by the way; Why, says he, I would do as I us'd to do, fleet her out of the cart, and bury her. Some of the Jury that sate upon her, declared in Court that she was a sad Spectacle to behold, being starved and famished to death for want of sustenance, having no Cloaths to cover her Nakedness; and had she had necessary Food allowed her, she might have been a living Woman. The Prisoner had the good Fortune to be acquitted ; but was cautioned by the Court to be more merciful in his Office for the time to come.

Daniel Phillips was Indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 5l. from Edward Tendring . The Prisoner and another man were drinking at Mr. Tendring's house and the Prisoner was seen to take the Tankard from the Bar, and run away with it; which they threw into the Thames, (being pursued) and at 11 of the Clock the same night, the Prisoner and another were seen Rowing in a Boat upon the Thames, in order to search for the Tankard, with their naked Swords drawn in the Boat. The Prisoner urged that his Employment was worth 300l. per annum, (being a Dancing-master ) and he had no need to steal. That it was meer malice in the Prosecutor to Indict him, for that he had arrested her for a Scandal, some time before she took him up. There was but one Witness against him, and he good Evidence for his Reputation: so he was Acquitted .

Elizabeth Douglas was Arraigned for stealing 17 Guineas from one John Dawson . He not appearing against her, she was discharged .

John Marshall was Accused for Imbezzling some of the Provisions and Habiliments of war . The Fact being not fully proved, he was Acquitted .

Mary Bridgwater Wife of Richard Bridgwater , was Tried, for breaking open and robbing the house of Ann Baker , together with one Rebekah Pettit , Wife of Giles Pettit not taken, of two silver Tankards, value 14l. two Silver Cups 8l. The Plate was lost the 5th of October last was twelvemonth, and the Prisoner was seen to come out of the house with Plate in her hand about 7 a clock at night, the said Plate being lockt up before. The Prisoner had a very ill Name given her in Court by those that knew her, viz. That she went a Rag-gathering , and under that colour she took her opportunity to rob people. The Prisoner was found guilty of felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

Susannah Crittenden was Tried for Clipping Five Half-Crowns, Ten Shillings, Twenty Six-pences . She was taken the 29th of March last, in the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , and found in a house of bad Repute in Green-street , about 9 a Clock at Night. In her pocket was found a parcel of Clipt money, some Filings, and a lump of melted Silver between the Bed and Bedmatt. There was likewise found in the house a File, and a pair of Scissers. All which was produced in Court, and shewed to the Jury, as a corroborating and astringent Evidence. The Prisoner said she found the money and silver in the street, and went into the house to drink, after she had taken it up, and presently comes the Constable, and carried her away; That as to the Fact, she was wholly innocent. But that was not believed, therefore she was found guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Cooper was Tried for stealing a parcel of Stockins, value 6l. from Onyon Warwick , which he did not much deny; and it being plainly proved, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

John Townley was Tried, for that he, together with Francis Wroth and Margery Townley , (who stand Attainted of High-Treason) did Clip, Cut, File and Diminish the Currant Coin of England . The Witness swore that there was a pair of Shears, and some Half-Crowns found newly Clipt, in the house where the Prisoner lay sick in Bed: But it did not appear that he was privy to the matter, or had any hand in Clipping of money, so he was acquitted .

John Hall was Tried for a Misdemeanor, in composing, printing and publishing a certain false and scandalous pamphlet, entitled, Great Britain's Just Complaint, &c. There was a Trunk found in the said Hall's custody, which he own'd; but it did not appear that he knew what was in it though in it was found the said pamphlet, with a great number of other Libels, and scandalous papers. Neither did it appear that he was the Printer or Composer of the Libel, nor that he publish'd it, thereupon he was Acquitted .

Jane Russell was Tried, for stealing a Cloth Coat, value 3l. a cloth wastecoat 40s. ten dozen of silver Buttons 8l. from Frederick Stone , on the 20th of January last. mrs Frederick swore, that she lost her Goods out of the said Russell's house where she lodged, and that she left the Key of her door with the prisoner while she went abroad; but she could not charge her with the Robbery, nor none else: so she was found not guilty .

Katherine Ashley was Indicted for robbing William Green of St Katharines , by breaking the house first; and then feloniously took away a Coat, value 55s. a pair of Breeches 30s. a blue wastecoat 35s. Green said, that as he was lying upon his Bed (being not well) he lost his Cloaths, and the prisoner was seen to come out of the House with them under her Apron, about two a clock in the day-time. She could not contradict the Evidence; whereupon she was found guilty .

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Received Sentence of Death 5.

Richard Smith

John Lawe

James Pattison

Jane Pattison

Susannah Crittenden.

Burnt in the Hand 21.

William Towers

Edward Lock

Sarah Tanner

Mary Stephens

Elizabeth Gardner

Elizabeth Hudson

Elizabeth Towers

Margaret Wright

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Ralph Lee

Thomas Cooper

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Parnel Crowe a former Convict.

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To be Transported William Stafford

Jane Pattison, and Susannah Crettenden, pleaded their Bellies, upon which a Jury of Matrons was Empannelled, and their Verdict was, That Pattison was with Child, and the other not.

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