Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 01 October 2014), April 1695 (16950403).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 3rd April 1695.

THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE King's Commission 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 3d, 4th and 5th Days of April, 1695. And in the Seventh Year of His 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 3d, 4th and 5th Days of April, 1695. Before the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Lane Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Sir Salathiel Lovell Kt. Recorder of the said City, with several others of His Majesties Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow:

London Jury.

John Howe

William Head

John Hedgabout

Robert Williamson

William Merridey

George Stinton

Robert Swinsen

Jonathan Heath

John Kaffold

Nathanael Hunt

Matthew Sanders

John Everingham .

Middlesex Jury.

Richard Bealing

Thomas Heams

Andrew Cook

John Mills

Thomas White

John Green

Thomas Moodey

Richard Fisher

Ralph Harwood

William Clifton

John Wyburd

John Akers .

The Tryals are as follow.

Thomas Garlick was arraigned for stealing 17 Deal-boards, value 15 s. the Goods of Thomas Dennis ; to which he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Robert Adams , Richard Williams alias Driver , Elizabeth Tomlims , and Elizabeth Bunn , were all tried for robbing the House of Mr. Alvarius d'Costi , and taking away 1170 yards of Wosted Camblet, value 90 l. 476 yards of Says, 46 l. The King's Evidence swore, That the Warehouse was broke open on the 12th of February last, at which time the Goods were lost; and upon search some of the Camblet was found left by the two Women at the House of one Fosset's, with one Elizabeth Pettey , who was to have paid them for the Camblet the next morning; but they came no more for the Money. Upon which Bills being put out by the Prosecutor, the said Pettey inform'd Mr. Alvarius that she had some of the Goods; other Evidence swore, That there were two Men came along with the two Women the same day that the Goods were stole to Mr. Fosset's, and that they offer'd several of the Goods to Sale to several Women, who were personally in Court, as Evidence against them, (viz.) one Austin, one Wheeler, one Whiterow, and divers others, and a Petticoat was found upon Tomlins made of some of the Camblet, and another lay upon Bunn's Bed, which the Prosecutor believed was his Camblet; the Goods was brought into Court, and owned by the Prosecutor to be his. They all denied the Fact, and that they had no Camblet, nor knew any thing of the matter against them; but had no Evidence for their good Living, only the Women said, they sold Earthen Ware about the Streets. The Evidence against them was very positive, that they were the Persons that brought the Camblet to Mrs. Fosset's to sell; and that another man, one Truelove, was concerned with them, (who is fled). So upon the whole matter, they were all found guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Adams, Williams: Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Elizabeth Williams , a very Ancient Woman, was arraigned and tried for stealing 6 yards of Broad Cloath, value 18 s. one Mohair Petticoat, 5 s. a Childs Petticoat, 6 s. one Scarf 12 s. one Gown 20 s. two Silk Tippets 11 s. one pink Gown 30 s. one other Gown 20 s. and divers other Hoods, Scarves, Gowns, and Petticoats of good value , the Goods of Mrs. Katherine Jennings , of Holbourn , who swore, That she lost the Goods the 23d of January , and that the Prisoner afterwards came to her Shop, and brought a Petticoat to sell, which was her Petticoat, and there she was stopt, and being examined, she confest that she had it of her Son, a Prisoner in the Marshalsea's, and would have snatch'd the Petticoat out of the Prosecutor's hand, when she was apprehended, and a Tippet was found in the Prisoner's Lodgings, which was owned by Mrs. Jenning's to be hers. The Prisoner said, That her Daughter in Law brought the things to her, and that she was Innocent, but could not produce her Daughter, not no one else for her Vindication; yet the Jury was so kind as to acquit her.

Mary Smith was tried for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 12 l. the Goods of George Gibbs . On the 3d of January last, the Prisoner, another Woman, and three men, came to Mr. Gibb's House, and had a Supper there; and Mr. Gibb's man, that drew the Drink, (one Walker) desired him to let him have the Tankard to draw them drink, for that he knew them; so after a while they all went away except one man, (one Baker) who when Mr. Gibb's went up Stairs found him slipping down by a Rope out at the Window with the Tankard,which he carried off, and is not yet found. The Prisoner did not deny but that she was in the Company, but she did not know any thing of the Tankard's being stole; neither could Mr. Gibb's charge her home, she was acquitted .

William Paulin was tried for High Treason, in Clipping the Currant Money of England . The Evidence for the King swore, That the 21st of March last upon search of Mr. Pawlin's House, there was found in the Room where he lodged upon the Bed's head, a little Box of Clippings, and a pair of Scissers, a pair of Scales, some Files, and an Ounce weight. The Prisoner declared, That he always let the Room ready furnished, and that he workt very had for his Living, (being a Journey man Baker ) as was attested by his Neighbours, and the Files were given him to strike Fire by one of his Neighbours; which gave such satisfaction to the Gentlemen of the Jury, that they acquitted him.

Susan Browne , was also Tryed for Clipping the Kings Coyn ; the Evidence was, that there was found in her Chamber some old Shoes whereon Money had been rubb'd, and a parcel of Clippings were found upon the top of the house in a Gutter, and she run out of her Room when the Constable came, but she had Evidence, that said she had a Husband who was a Prisoner for Debt; and she quitted the Room thinking they had come to Seize her Goods; and for the old Shoes she found them in the Street; she had a good Reputation that she got her Living honestly, so she was Acquitted .

George D'Rack , was Tryed for picking the Pocket of one Elizabeth Pennington in Gracious street , of two Guineas and 20 s. in Money ; it was sworn that on the 30th. of March last, the Prisoner and another Man (who is fled) were seen to run along the Street, and a Paper was dropt by one of them, in which was the Money and the Guineas, which was owned by Mrs. Pennington to be hers. The Prisoner by an Interpreter denied the Fact, and that he did not do it, yet he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Dorothy Channock , and Anne Lewis , were both Tryed for stealing a Stuffe Gown value 12 l. two Silk Gowns 15 l. a Hood, a Night-Royl and 10 l. in Money from Edward Porter , to which they both Pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Joane Lane , was Tryed for picking the Pocket of one Gilbert Mackauggel , of a Duckatoon and 10 s. in Money : Mackduggel swore that the Prisoner met him in the Street in Long-Acre , and Enticed him to drink with her, and so pickt his Money out of his Pocket, which he said she dropt in the Street, when they came out of the house, at the very same time. as was testified by a Witness for the Prosecutor, the Prisoner alledged for her self, that she was a poor WasherWoman , and work'd hard for her Living, and was but an old Woman, not likely to make a Whore on; and that the Prosecutor was drunk and halled her along, forcing her to drink with him, and left her, and then came again, and Charged her afresh; and he dropt the Money himself for ought she knew, all which she bound with the most Solemn Asseverations that could be; so that in the end she was Acquitted .

Mary Taylor , was Tryed for stealing on the tenth of March last, from Anne Wilson Widow , a Looking Glass value 18 d. a pair of Sheets, a pair of Curtains, &c. Mrs. Wilson swore that one Barbara Ward (who absconded) came with the Prisoner to her house, and took a Lodging of her, and called her self the Mistress, and the Prisoner the Maid; and after having lain two Nights she Committed the Robbery, but the Maid was not there when the Mistress went away, and the Wench seemed to be no ways concerned in the Felony; so she was Acquitted .

John Fawtheringham , and James Hughes , were both Tryed for stealing a wooden Chest value 2 s. a Copper 40 s. on the 23d. of February last, the Goods of a person unknown; the Goods were found in a Boat at Shadwel, where the Prisoners were, but the Evidence could not swear they stole the Goods, but they endeavoured to make their Escape; they denied that they were in the Boat, they were Acquitted .

Robert Sterne , was Tryed for stealing a Silver Watch with a Tortoise shell Case value 5 l. the Goods of Thomas Washer Esquire , which Felony he immediately confest upon the Arraignment, Mr. Washer was desired to give a brief account of the Fact; who said that on the 5th. of March last, as he was Riding home from London to his own house at Bromley in Kent; when he came very near his house he set was upon by Seven or eight men, who bound him, and afterwards laid him on the Ground, then they bound his Man who was with him, and made him go to the Door and Knock, as if his Master was with him; so the other Servant opening the Door they all rushed in, and bound all the Family, and then rifled the house, then came back to him, and led him into his house, left him bound; and then took three Horses out of the Stable and went away. This Prisoner Confessing now, that he was there at the same time, but the Watch was found upon him, when brought before the Lord Mayor.

[Death. See summary.]

Katharine Day alias Sallary , was Arraigned for stealing from Casar Hastings Gentleman , on the 11th. of March last, one Silver Tankard value 5 l. 3 Silver Bodkins 8 s. 2 Head-Dresses 5 s. a Satten Petticoat 30 s. 3 Smocks, a Laced Handkerchief 20 s. 1 Amber Necklace 20 s. &c. Unto which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jeane Bates alias Clark was Tryed, for that she did on the the 29th. day of January last, steal from Peter Courtney Gentleman , six Silver Spoons value 52 s. 6 d. 4 Forks 38 s. 4 Salts 24 s. 2 Porringers 5 l. 1 Pepper Bok 30 s. a Mustard-pot 40 s. a Sugar-Box 40 s. 3 Yards of Velvet 3 l. 8 s. a Scarf 13 s. &c. Mrs. Courtney swore first, that she hired the Prisoner by the name of Betty Lambert on the 26th of January last, and having stayed with her about four days, the Closet was broke open where the Plate was, and the Plate was stole, at the very same time she absented her Service; she had nothing to say in her defence, but denied that she was ever hired with Madam Courtney; but her hand being search, it was found Branded, tho' a young Woman, yet an old Offender; for another Gentlewoman appear'd in Court against her, who declared that she Robbed her some time since, when she was her Servant ; and Mr. Courtneys Clerk swore, that she was hired to be a Servant to his Mistress, tho' she denied the Fact aforesaid; she was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Underhill was Tryed, for stealing from Edward Hornsbey (and first breaking his house) in White Chappel on the 24th. of February last, and taking away one Silver Cup value 10 s. a Taster 5 s. a Coral with a Silver Chain 15 s. and 3 Silver Spoons 18 s. &c. The Evidence was first Mrs. Hornsbey who declared, that at the time when the house was broke, the Prisoner came to her, and called her out of her house, forcing her to sit down, by giving her sweetning words; and further it was sworn, that she pawned the Goods at two Brokers, which was found there upon search, of which a Tankard, two Cups were produced in Court, found at the said Brokers. The Prisoner declared, that she had the Plate of a Woman named Rachel, but could not tell her other Name; she had one Evidence who said, that he knew no hurt by her, having known her some time, but she was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Francis Newland , and Jacob Gardiner , were both Tryed, for that they together with Alexander Phylboy , Jacob Phylboy : John Moor , Daniel Tulley , Charles Cutts , Charles Parker , Edward Karnage , and John Harte , did kill and murder one Francis Thomas Esquire . The Matter of Fact was that deposed, and the first Witness, for the King was one Anne Legg , who swore that on the 22d of February last, about 8 or 9 a Clock at Night, the Deceased Mr. Thomas was standing in her Cellar in Drury Lane buying a Penny-worth of Apples, when at the same time the Prisoners came roaring by in a very Riotous manner, and first threw down the falling board of her Window, and then they spake to Mr. Thomas calling him Son of a Whore, Rogue and Dog, Urging him to come up, and some of them came with Candles, and threw them in Mr. Thomas's Face, calling him Coward; but yet all this while Mr. Thomas gave them no ill Language, not so much as swore one Oath, so he being in fear got out of the Cellar to go away, and one of them was heard to say, Close him and kill him; another Evidence one Elizabeth Branson swore to the same purpose, being in the Cellar at the same time; and one Mr. Godlington (who saw the whole matter and took them) deposed, that they did all of them pursue Mr. Thomas with their Swords drawn, just like Hounds after a Hare, along Drury Lane , and one of them gave Mr. Thomas a Mortal wound upon the Back, near to the left Shoulder of the length of one Inch, and of the depth of sixth Inches, of which he died the next day, then he told them, Gentlemen this is an Inhumane, Barbarous thing, for so many of you to kill one Man; so having done, they fled, and the two Prisoners were taken, but the rest got away; Newland was taken in Parkers Lane, standing up at a Door crying stop 'em, stop 'em, withhis Belt and Scabbard on, but his Sword was lost; the Chirurgeon swore that Mr. Thomas had two wounds, one before and another behind, made with a three Edged Sword. Other Evidence deposed, that they were all at a Dancing School in Drury Lane the same Night, and there abused the Mistress of the house, and broke open the Musick Room Door upon her, and cut down a Branch that hung in the School which cost 30 s. and then they went away in a Rude manner; and immediately after, Mr. Thomas was kill'd. Furthermore, one of the Keepers of New Prison declared upon Oath, that Mr. Newland being Committed there upon Suspicion of the Murther; two Women came to him, and he Drest himself in womens Apparel, one of them putting his Cloaths on, endeavouring to Escape, but that Sham would not take, for he was discover'd before he went out.

Mr. Newland in his Defence called several Witnesses, who gave Account that he had always behaved himself very Civilly in all Company, and they did never perceive that he was given to Quarrelling; and Mr. Gardner proved, That he had no Sword nor Stick in his hand at the same time the Murder was done, (only that he unfortunately happened into the Company of the rest) and no Evidence was produced, that could prove him actually concerned in the Fact. So he was acquitted , but Mr. Newland was found guilty of wilful Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

W - R - was tried for Clipping the Currant Coin of England . He was taken on the 14th of October last in Old Fishstreet, and several Shillings and Half Crowns, which were newly Clipt, were found in his Pocket when he was apprehended; he was taken by a Press-Warrant, by several Persons who were Evidences for the King: One of whom swore, That he had known him for three Years, and had seen him clip Money several times. The Prisoner called several Witnesses for his Reputation, who declared, That he was wont to write for his Living, and had Money allowed him by an Uncle to supply his Occasions. Others said, He was a Man of a Civil Behaviour in the general; so he might, and yet be a Clipper. The Prisoner said, he took the Money up in a House, at the White Rose in Shoreditch, in the Chimney-Corner, but did not prove it. And being ask'd where he lodg'd when taken, shifted the matter, and said, That he lodged sometimes in one place, and sometimes in another; but the King's Evidence declared, That he belong'd to Castle's Gang, and had used Clipping for a considerable time. So he was found guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Jacob Regnier was Arraigned upon an Indictment of Felony and Murther, committed upon the Body of Isaac Symbole ; for which Murther Elizabeth Symbole , Wife of the said Isaac Symbole, and her two Sisters were Tried the last Sessions, but acquitted. He was likewise indicted upon the Statute of Stabbing.

The Indictment against Mr. Regnier set forth:

That he, not having the Fear of God before his Eyes, but being instigated and seduced by the Devil, on the 30th day of January last past, in and upon Isaac Symbole did make an Assault, and with a Rapier value 5 s. did give him one Mortal Wound in and upon the Right Pap, of the Breadth of One Inch, and of the Depth of Six Inches, of which he instantly died.

The Sum of the Depositions against him, was in manner and form agreeable to what was declared against the three Women the last Sessions in the General, but as to the Particulars, the Reader may please to take it thus:

On the day above said Mr. Regnier, with the two Sisters, came to Mr. Symbole's house, and there brought Wine to drink with him, according to a former Appointment, and afterwards they fell to playing at Cards. Mr. Symbole being at an adjacent Alehouse was sent for, and being come home, they complimented each other very civilly; then Mr. Symbole ordered a Supper to be drest, and after it was eat, they play'd at Cards, the Game being Bone-Ace. The Prisoner and Mr. Symbole hapning to turn up two Sevens, they fell out about it, Mr. Symbole saying, that he would have the Cards dealt again: which Mr. Regnier refused; Mr Symbole having won upon the same Lay before. So Mr. Symbole and the Prisoner had some hot words; Mr. Symbole telling Mr. Regnier, That he was a Rogue, and had been in the Crown Office?

Why if I have, Says the Prisoner, yes I was never in the Pillory: Or words to that effect.

From that they fell to Blows, but Mr. Regnier had a Sword all bloody; which he was seen to wipe. The Maid of the house coming up Stairs, found her Master almost dead, but the Prisoner got away, so did the two Sisters, Mr. Symbole immediately dying. The Surgeon declared, that upon search of his Body, he found no less than Eighteen Wounds about him, Five of which was supposed Mortal.

Mr. Regnier upon his Defence, proved that Mr. Symbole was a person of an evil temper, and passionate disposition, given to quarrelling, and called the two Sisters aforesaid, who were present, to give an account of the matter of Fact, who did both declare, That Mr. Symbole fell upon Mr. Regnier in a very violent manner and gave him a Blow on the Face with his Fist; upon which, Mr. Regnier said he could not take that though it was in his own house: So Mr. Symbole persisted, and said, Let me come at him, I'll knock his Brains out. But they could not part them, and being thus affrighted, they went away, and left them fighting, but did not see Mr. Regnier's Sword drawn.

The Prisoner called several other Witnesses, who gave account further, that the deceased Symbole was a very quarrelsom Man, and given to fighting; particularly, that he had wounded one Mr. Lane in the head with a Tankard, he bruising the Tankard with the Blow: And that he used to abuse several persons that came to him for money, insomuch that Lane said he durst not ask him for the money he ow'd him. And being once in the King's-Bench, he abused the Prisoners, insomuch that he was forced to be turned over to the Common-side, to keep him from doing further mischief; being Iron'd and kept close, till he had humbled himself to the Master.

Mr. Regnier further alledged, That Mr. Symbole was too strong for him, and struck him several Blows; taking a Fire-fork that was in the Room, and came to knock his Brains out: so he was forced to defend his Life with his Sword, and could not avoid what was done; the Fire fork being found lying near Mr. Symbole when he lay dead.

He also called several Persons of Quality, who declared on his behalf, That he was a very civil and sober temper'd Man, never given to any quarrelling, but of a fair Reputation, and never given to take offence, nor give any; that he was a Gentleman that came of a good and very worthy Family, and a Barister at Law .

Then he proceeded further, That there was no Evidence of Malice, and the Room was so little, that he could no ways give back, or get from Mr. Symbole, to avoid his wrath; and therefore he was very sorry for so great a misfortune yet hoped that by what account he had given of the Disposition of the deceased, and of the Reputation of himself, the Court would consider so maturely of the Fact, as that he should be accounted innocent.

Then the Court summ'd up the Evidence on both sides to the Gentlemen of the Jury very distinctly, and upon the whole matter, the Jury having well consider'd the matter of Fact, they returned this Verdict, That Mr. Regnier was guilty of Manslaughter only, and not guilty upon the Statute of Stabbing.

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Monk , Joseph Grymsted and Mary Grymsted , were all three tried for stealing from Alice Cryer , Widow , 42 yards of Indian Silk, value 12 l. and 64 yards of Silk, Damask'd, of great Value . It was sworn by Mrs. Cryer, that Mary Monk was a Chare woman in her House, at the time when she lost her Silk, and she had pawned the Silk at Mr. Grymsted and his Wife the Prisoners at the Bar, where it was found; but Monk proved, that Cryer was her Aunt, and intrusted her with the Goods, having sold them to her at a certain price. Grymsted, and his Wife, had abundance of their Neighbours, who had known them a considerable time to be very honest People. And Cryer did not charge Monk with Felony before the Justice, but signed a Letter of License, to give time to Monk to pay her for the Silk, and she had often-times employed her to carry Silks abroad to sell for her. They were all acquitted .

Elizabeth Wilson was tried for robbing one Giles Tymbrell , on the 20th of March last, of 26 yards of Silk Crape, value 24 l. Tymbrel swore, That the Prisoner and two Women more, came to his Shop and cheapened some Crape , but none would please them, and just after they were gone he mist the Crape, and went after them, and took the Prisoner, but the other two got away with the Crape. The Prisoner denied that ever she was in the Shop, or that she ever saw the said Tymbrell, and nothing was found upon her. She was acquitted .

Margaret Peters was arraigned for stealing (on the 12th of March last) 2 Mantua Gowns, value 30 s. 3 Petticoats, each 10 s. 12 Napkins, and divers other Goods of value , the Goods of Mary Lester ; unto which Indictments she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

J - D - a Printer , was Tryed for a Misdemeanor, in Printing and Publishing two false, scandalous, and pernicious Lybels against the Government, the first Entituled, A Dialogue between A. and B. two Plain Countrey Gentlemen concerning the times. The Second Entituled, The Beljtck Bear, a new Song to the Tune of Chivy Chase . Mr. Stephens the Messenger of the Press swore, that upon search of D - Lodgings in Petticoat Lane , he found the two Libels, the Ballad being set in the Press, and about a Hundred newly wrought off lying by, and some in his Pocket; and only Three of the Dialogues were found in his Chamber, all which was Corrobated by 3 or 4 Witnesses more; and that the Press was found in the Cellar; and that when he was first taken for it, he desired his Landlord, might be excused. The Prisoner Mr. D - answer'd very shortly, That he knew nothing of the matter, and that he Lodged only upon Courtesie in the house, being under some Evil Circumstances; and that he saw no Evidence that could prove that he Printed the Papers, so he made no Provision for his Defence. The Libels were Read in Court, which were full of Scandalous Cants, and pernicious Expressions; he was found Guilty of the Ballad, but not of of the Dialogue .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomasin Price was Indicted for a Misdemeaour, for hiring one Isaac Turner (who was formerly Executed) to Clip 20 l. of the Currant Money of England, allowing him 6 d. in the Pound for so doing : The Evidence was one Charles Williams , who swore that he saw the Prisoner deliver several Sums of Money to the said Turner, and desired him to Clip it, and that she would carry the money so Clip, and the Clippings away with her, when done, the Prisoner urg'd that the Witness, had Malice against her, and that he was formerly Convicted, and there was no other Evidence against her. So the Jury thought it not fit to believe him, and the Woman had Credible Evidence for her good Behavior; and the Fact (if it were true) was done a considerable time since; so she was Acquitted .

Margaret Tomkins was Tryed, for that she did embezel, and make away several Diaper Napkins and other Table Linnen, which she was Entrusted withal by one Manning ; the Goods of Richard Bowater , but the Proof being not positive she was Acquitted .

Thomas Dunning , Owen Sullivan , and Daniel Kane alias Calligan were Indicted for a Misdemeanor, in making a Riot and an Assault upon one John Swift , the Provost Marshal of the Savoy Prison , and Rescuing several Prisoners there Committed for High Treason, done by them upon the high Seas . The Kings Counsel opened the Indictment to the Gentlemen of the Jury; and then John Swift was called, who being sworn, declared the whole matter, how that one Mr. Bradshaw and Dunning, came on the 21st of November last to the Savoy Prison, under a Pretence to speak with some of the Prisoners; and first they went both up Stairs, then Dunning came down into the Kitchen; and Bradshaw stayed a little time after him; and then came down and drank a little while and in the mean time Bradshaw seeing the Door opened to let a Woman out, he immediately struck up the Centinels heels, and cryed out, Come Boys, come, now is your Time; so they all came tumbling down, and had lik'd all to have made their Escape, but only 8 or 9 got away with Mr. Bradshaw who is not yet taken; and one was killed by a Centinel coming out at the Door. As to Dunning it was sworn against him, that he had a Pistol about him, and above 20 Bullets, and a Powder-horn, and a Knife was found in his Pocket, but he had conveyed the Pistol into a Tub of water that was in the Kitchen, which he owned to be his: As for the other two, there was no positive Evidence that Kane was concerned; so he was Acquitted , but Sullivan and Dunning were both found Guilty of the Riot.

[Fine. See summary.]

Rebeka Randal , was Tryed for Clipping the Currant Coin of the Kingdom ; there was found in her Pocket about an Ounce of Clippings in a Paper, and a File, and a pair of Sicers; in a little Trunk that was under her Arm, she alledged, that she found the things in Petty France, and did not know what was in the Paper, she called some persons that knew her, who gave a good Character of her; she was Acquitted .

William Hancock of St. Pancras was Indicted, for that he on the first day of September last, did make an Assault upon one John Wheeler in the Kings High-way, and took from him a pair of Shoe-Buckles value 4 l. and 25 s. in Money ; Wheeler swore that he was Robbed coming from Hampsted; and did believe, that he was one of the Men that met him and Robbed him, there being four of them: Another person who was in the Robbery with him, declared that the Prisoner was the Man that took the Buckles out of Wheelers Shoes, and that he had Committed divers Robberies with him besides and was at Cards with him when he was Apprehended. This was Corroborated by another that was in the same Robbery, and that the Prisoner asked him to let him go abroad with them (as a Robber); the Prisoner had several persons who gave a good Account of his former Behaviour, yet he was found Guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Withowbey , was Tryed for Robbing one William Bushel on the 4th of March last, of a Canvas Bag value 1 d. 10 Guineas, and 13 l. 10 s. in Money . Mr. Bushel swore that the Prisoner came to him by the Name of Richard Willis , and he hired him as a Clark to over-see and take an Account of several Workmen, that were imploy'd by him at Hampton Court ; and he was wont to pay them once a a Month; and that he sent 24 l. 10 s. down by his Son to pay the Workmen which he took away; Mr. Bushels Son swore that he hid the Money under the ground in a Stable whilst he was absent, and left the Prisoner in Charge of the Workmen, not suspecting that that the Prisoner saw him put the Money in the Stable: and when he came to Search for his money it was taken away, and the Prisoner was seen to go into the Stable oftentimes after the money was laid there by Mr. Bushell Son, and he took a Horse and rid to London, and came back again; and he was seen to poke in the Stable, and turn the Hay up and down as if he searcht for somewhat, and went out with somewhat under his Coat, but all this was but Circumstances; so he was Acquitted .

Sarah Robinson was Tryed for High Treason, in Clipping the Coin of the Kingdom ; there was found in a little Box in her Lodging, two or three Clippings of Silver, and a pair of Cizers but nothing else; she alledged that she knew nothing how the Box came there; and the Cizers her Husband brought home to her; she was Acquitted .

James Hambleton , was Indicted for Marrying two Wives , but no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .

Samuel Yorke a Boy , was Tryed for stealing 10 Yards of Strip'd Linnen value 30 s. and 30 Yards of Holland Cloath 40 s. and 7 s. in money, the Boy was taken in the Shop of the Prosecutor one Mr. Ninian Warwick with the Goods in his Custody , which he confest before the Justice of Peace, and the money was found in his pocket; the Boy had a cunning Newgate Story ready in his Defence, for says he, my Lord, I was coming by the Shop-door, and a man took my Hat and threw it into the Shop, so I went and fetch my Hat; and I know nothing of the matter, but the man told me he lived in Salisbury Court; so he was lookt upon to be an Arch young Rogue, and an early Thief tho so very young, being as he said but a Eleven years of Age; so he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Elizabeth Clark , was Tryed for breaking the house of one John Thomas , and stealing away a pair of Shagg Breeches value 5 s. a pair of Sheets and other Goods, besides 30 s. in Money ; but Mr. Thomas did not Charge her with the Money, nor any thing else, but with the Breeches and the Sheets, none could swear that the house was broke open, but Mrs. Thomas found the Door open when she came home; another Witness swore that she bought the Breeches of the Prisoner, who said in her Defence, that she was hired by a strange woman to Sell them for her; this was but a feigned Story, and no truth in it, so she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

P - M - and J - D - , were both indicted for Misdemeanor unlawfully, getting and procuring into their Custody, the Sum of 1000 l. of broad money, with an intent by Clipping, or other unlawful Means to obtain unjust Gain to themselves .

The Council for the King opened the Indictment, informing the Gentlemen of the Jury, that this Indictment was brought against the Defendants, to prevent a growing [Text unreadable in original.] the Nation groans under, and that diminishing the Currant Coin of the Kingdom they hoped to prove that the Defendants had agreed with several Persons, to sell them broad Money.

Then the Witnesses for the King were called, the first of which was Matthews, who being sworn, deposed, That he being a Receiver of the Publick Money of the Kingdom at the Town of Tosecter in Northamptonshire, one Mr. Gore, a Shopkeeper of that Town came to him and told him, That he had a Friend at London, (a Merchant) whom he did not Name, that would gave him 5 l. per Cent. for every hundred Pound of broad Money he should procure, but desired that the Mill'd Money might be left out. Upon this, Mr. Matthews writ a Letter to the Lords of the Treasury, and acquainted their Lordships with the same, who ordered him that he should go on and deal with the said Gore, on purpose to find out the design; he at first let them have 100 l. then 200 l. and so on.

Then Mr. Gore was sworn, who deposed, That there was 1100 l. put into a Coach at the Bell-Inn in Friday-street, which he had received of Mr. Matthews and in this Coach Mr. Gore went by Mr. Howard's appointment to the Nags Head Tavern in Cheapside and there another Person met him, who he saw only by the glance of the Candle, so could not tell who it was, and the Coach being dogged by a Person on purpose, several Bags were seen to be deliver'd at the House of Mr. M - ; but it was not proved that Mr. M - was any wise privy to the matter, and Howard being absconded, so that the Evidence did not come up to prove any thing against either of the two Persons thus indicted

And Mr. M - brought a great number of Credible Persons (both Merchants and Traders) of the City of London, who declared, That he was a fair and honest Dealer; and particularly, that a certain Person once brought an Ingot of Silver to him to sell, which he might have had for half the value, but refused it, and stop'd the Person who offered it, sent the Owner word of the same. Others said, That he never was known to pay bad Money in his Dealing, but as good as other Men did. So after a long Trial they were both acquitted .

Richard Francis , was Arraigned for speaking Scandalous Words against the King, thereby to discourage his Majesties Soldiers from Serving him (but he praying that his Tryal might be put off, by reason he had one principal Evidence, that was out of the way) it was respited till the next Sessions.

One Mr. Whitebread , who was formerly Convicted for High-Treason, in Clipping the Currant Money of the Kingdom, did this Session plead the King's most Gracious Pardon, which was allowed him ; and he presented the Court with Gloves after the usual manner.

The Trials being over, the Court proceeded to pronounce Sentence as followeth:

Burnt in the Hand, 12.

Thomas Garlick

Robert Adams

Richard Williams

Elizabeth Tomlin

Elizabeth Bunn

Samuel York

Margaret Underhill

Dorothy Channock

Ann Lewis

Katherine Day

Margaret Peters

Jacob Regnier

Received Sentence of Death, 6.

W - R -

George D'Rack

Rebert Sterne

Francis Newland

William Hancock

Joan Bates; who pleaded her Belly, but was not with Child.

To be Whipt, 1.

Elizabeth Clark.

Of those that were burnt in the Hand, these took a Listing Shilling and were entred into the Kings Service, viz. Thomas Garlick, Robert Adams, Richard Williams, and William Yorke.

J - D - was fined One hundred Marks, and ordered to stand in the Pillory three times at the usual places.

Thomas Dunning and Owen Sullivan, were find thus; Dunning One hundred Mark, and Sullivan Twenty Mark.

One Mr. Whitebread , who was formerly Convicted for High-Treason, in Clipping the Currant Money of the Kingdom, did this Session plead the King's most Gracious Pardon, which was allowed him ; and he presented the Court with Gloves after the usual manner.

Books Printed for and sold by Thomas Cockerill, at the Three Legs in the Poultrey, over-against the Stocks-Market.

AN Exposition of the Assemblies Catechism, with practical Inferences from each Question: As it was carried on in the Lords days Exercises in Dartmouth, in the first Year of Liberty, 1688. The Second Edition. By John Flavell, Preacher of the Gospel in Dartmouth.

The Life and Death of Mr. Nathanael Heywood, Minister of Ormeskirk in Lancashire. Who died in the 44th Year of his Age. Dedicated to the Right Honourable Hugh Lord Willoughby, by Sir H. Ashhurst, Bar.

A Discourse on the Resuerection, occasioned by the Funeral of a Friend. By Walter Cross, M. A.

A Remedy against Trouble, in a Discourse on John 14. s. Wherein something is also briefly attempted, for clearing the nature of Faith; of Justification; of the Covenant of Grace, Assurance, the Witness, Seal and Earnest of the Spirit; and Preparation for Conversion, or the Necessity of Holiness. By Henry Lukin.

A Discourse of Schism. By Edward Polhill Esq; of Burwash in Sussex.

Essays on Trade and Navigation. By Sir Francis Brewster, Knight.

The Possibility, Expediency, and Necessity of Divine Revelation. A Sermon preached at St. Martins in the Fields, at the beginning of the Lecture for the ensuing Year, founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esquire. By John Williams, D. D. Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty.

The Second Sermon is in the Press.

The Instrumentality of Faith, Asserted, Proved, Explained, Compared with, and Preferred to a Conditional Relation thereof, in order to Pardon and Happiness, when strictly taken in a Legal or Federal sence. Delivered in several Sermons. By W. Cross, M. A.

Infant-Baptism God's Ordinance: Or a clear proof, that all the Children of believing parents are in the Convenant of Grace, and have as much Right to Baptism, the now Seal of the Covenant, as the Infant-Seed of the Jews had to Circumcision, the then Seal of the Covenant. By Michael Harrison.

God, the Guide of Youth: Briefly open'd and urg'd. In a Sermon preached with a special Relation to young Persons, January 1st. 1695. And at the earnest Intreaty of several of the Hearers published. By T. Cruso.

Instructions about Heart-work, what is to be done on God's Part and ours, for the Cure and keeping of the Heart, &c. By that Eminent Gospel-Minister Mr. Richard Alleyn. With a Preface by Dr. Annesley. The 2d Edition.

The Evidence of Things not seen: Or divers Spiritual and Philosophical Discourses, concerning the state of Holy Men after Death. By that Eminently Learned Divine, Moses Amyraldus. Translated out of the French Tongue, by a Minister of the Church of England.

A succinct and seasonable Discourse of the Occasions, Causes, Natures, Rise, Growth and Remedies of Mental Errors. To which is added, (1.) An Answer to Mr. Cary against Infant-Baptism. (2.) An Answer to some Antinomian Errors. (3.) A Sermon about Union. By John Flavel.

Mr. John Flavel's Remains, being two Sermons. The one preached at Dartmouth in Devon, on the day of the Coronation of Their Majesties. The latter intended to be Preached at a Meeting of the United Ministers of several Counties. With some Account of his Life.

A Discourse of Regeneration, Faith and Repentance, Preached at the Merchants Lecture in Broad-street. By Tho. Cole, Minister of the Gospel.

Books Printed for Richard Baldwin.

AN Epistle to Mr. Benjamin Bridgewater, occasioned by the Death of the late Queen Mrry. By Mr. Tutchin.

On Friday next will be Published, A Poem upon the Death of her late Majesty, Queen Mary, of ever blessed memory, occasioned by an Epistle to the Author from Mr. Tutchin: By B. Bridgewater.

The French King's Declaration for settling the general Poll-Tax: Together with his Edict, ordering all Communities, both Regular and Secular, and all particular Persons (who have any Water from Rivers, Brooks, Springs, and Fountains, or otherwise, whether for the Ornament of their Houses, or Improving of their Estates) to pay such Sums as shall be impos'd upon them in Council, in order to have the Benefit of the said Waters confirmed to them for the future. Given at Fountainbleau, Octob. 1694. and Recorded in Parliament.

Bibliotheca Politica: Or an Enquiry into the Ancient Constitution of the English Government; Both in respect to the just Extent of Regal power, and the Rights and Liberties of the Subject. Wherein all the Chief Arguments, as well against as for the Revolution, are impartially represented and considered in Thirteen Dialogues. Collected out of the best Authors, as well Ancient as Modern. To which is added an Alphabetical Index to the whole Work. By James Tyrrel, Esq;

The Works of F. Rabelais, M. D. in five Books: Or the Lives Heroic Deeds and Sayings of the good Gargantua and Pantagruel, and his Voyage to the Oracle of the Bottle. As also his Historical Letters. To which is added the Author's Life, and Explanatory Remarks. By Mr. Motteux. Never before Printed in English.

ELIXIR STOMACHICUM: or the great Cordial Elixir for the Stomach, of a delicate Flavour and, pleasant (though Bitterish) taste, to be drank at any time, but espacially in a Morning in any Liquor, as Ale, Tea Canary, &c. Which for the Scurvy, to Purisie the Blood, expel Wind, for all indispositions of the Stomach as want of Appettie, Sickness Loathing, for Vapours in Women, &c. and three other most certain vertues mention'd in the Bills Sold with it, and to be had gratis, at the places where 'tis Sold, excells any one medicine ever made publick to the World, and of such Excellency and Usefulness for all Persons as never to be without it about them.'Tis Sold by some one Bookseller, in most Cities, and many great Towns in England. By Mr. Leviston Fruiterer, at the Royal Exchange Gate, and the most Eminent Coffee-Houses in or about London. Also by H Rhodes, at the Star in Fleet-street; John Harris, at the Harrow, in the Poultrey; John Dunton, at the Raven in Jewin-street; Hugh Newman, in the Poultrey, and S. Howkins, in George Yard, in Lombard street, Booksellers. The Author having appointed the two last only (besides himself) to sell it by Wholesale. Any person wanting it to dispose of, or Sell again, may be there furnish'd with allowance for selling. - Price One Shiling each Bottle.

THE person that lately lived on Ludgate-hill next door to the Kings-arms Tavern near Fleetbridge, is now removed into Essex Court in White Fryers, the first Door, on the Left hand, where any one may be furnished with the Water for taking away Freckles, Pimples, Worms and Morphew in the Face; and excellent Water and Oyntment for the Eyes, Ointments for the Rickets, Burns, Scalds, Wounds, Aches, Sprains, &c. Powders, Dentryfeces, Elixirs, Essences, Oyls, Spirits, &c. for the easing and curing of most Distempers incident to Humane Bodies, prepared and sold by B. L. The Water for taking away the Freckles, Pimples, &c. is likewise sold at these places following, viz. at Mr. Milners in Popes Head Alley, Cainshop. Mr. Hamptons, the next Door to the Golden Ball in the Old Bayly. Mr. Hicks Guilder on Ludgatehill at the Corner of Fleetbridge. Mrs. Miners Semstress in the Inner Temple Lane. And at Mrs. Labrahams, at the Sign of the Crown in Blue Anchor Alley over against the Artillery Ground, on Bunhil. To prevent mistakes and counterfeits, my Bottles will be Sealed with my Coat of Arms, viz. the Three Water Buget and Half-Moon.

BLank and Benefit Tickets in the Million Lottery, and every day bought and sold at the Mercury-Office,at the Trinity-house in Finch Lane in Cornhil, London, as also Orphans money in the Chamber of London.

THese are to give Notice, that there is a Fair granted to be kept in Brook-Field Market-place, near the East Corner of Hyde-Park in Middlesex, for all sorts of Goods, and the two first Days will be for Live Cattle and Leather: It will begin on the first day of May next, 1695. and continues till the sixteen Day, and so will be held yearly at the same Time at place.

These are to give Notice to all persons for the benefit of the Publick, That W. Elmy, Professor of Physick, and Operator, known Integrity, and above 25 years Practice, liveth at the Blue Ball in Whaleborne Court, at the Lower End of Bartholomew-Lane, by the Royal Exchange: Who most safely and expeditious Cures Deafness and Noise in the Ears of any, of what Age foe (if Curable) and at first sight, by Inspection, resolves the tient if so or not, as most eminent Persons of Quality in City can testify. He hath likewise a most excellent Gargarity or mouth-water, which will make Black or Yellow Teeth White as Ivory in a few times using; and it will certainly of the Scurvy, and all other Diseases incident to the mouth, Teeth and Gums. The Glasses are of several Prices, with Directive That you may not mistake, my House is at the Blew Ball aforesaid, you may see it as you come into the Court.