Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 01 October 2014), October 1695 (16951014).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 14th October 1695.

The Proceedings of the KING's Commission on the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the City of London, and County of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old-bayly.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, being the 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Days of October, 1695. And in the Seventh Year of his MAJESTY's Reign.

THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly , on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, being the 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Days of October, 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 Majesty's Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors were as follow:

London Jury.

James Stanley ,

William Villers ,

Thomas Mason ,

Richard Kimble ,

Nathaniel Spinlowe ,

Thomas Lawrance ,

John Joslin ,

Jeremy Ives ,

Andrew Philips ,

Robert Banks ,

Edmund Williams ,

Edward Adams .

Middlesex Jury.

James Partridge ,

William Wylde ,

Samuel Freebody ,

Thomas Dunke ,

Anthony Nurse ,

Thomas Friar ,

Phillip Burgis ,

John Lacy ,

William Graves ,

Nicholas Rufford ,

Giles Lawrence ,

John Steele .

The Trials are as follow:

Katherine Buckingham, alias Barber, alias Barnet , was indicted for feloniously stealing 17 yards of Flowered Silk from Paul Clousley on the 15th of September last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

She was likewise a second time indicted for stealing 14 yards of Green satin Silk , the Goods of one Mr. Cheshire on the 12th of September , to which she likewise pleaded guilty .

She was likewise a third time indicted for stealing 30 yards of Silk on the 31st of August last, the Goods of Richard Rider , to which Indictment she pleaded guilty also.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Jeremiah Hart , of the Parish of St. Michael Cornhill , was indicted for felony in stealing one Silver Tankard, val 6l. from Mary Rennolds , Widow , on the 2d day of August last: It appeared that he came to the House and called for some Drink, and took his opportunity to take the Tankard away, and was seen to go out of the Door with it under his Coat; and search was made after him the same day, and then he produced it, taking it out of some Weeds, wherein he had hid it in a Garden near to his own House; the Prisoner alledged for himself, that he did use to frequent the House, and had drunk there several times, but said he was in drink at the time; it being a counted but a frivolous Excuse, the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Frances Boddyman was indicted for murdering of her Male Bastard-child on the 21st of August last, by throwing it into a House of Office ; it appeared upon the Trial, That she being in Bed with two young Women, five a Clock in the morning she complained that she was very ill, and got up and sat in a Chair for a considerable time, and then pretended she would go into the Cellar, and being got down she [Text unreadable in original.] out, which caused a young Woman to rise and go down her; and being just got down, she heard something go thump into the House of Office, which caused the young Woman to think that all was not well, and she charged her with it, and she confessed it to her, but told her, that if she did discover it, she would make away with her self; the Prisoner alledged that she came a month before her time, and the Child being found dead in the House of Office; upon the Coroner's Inquest, she was committed to Prison, and being ashamed of her wicked Act, had little else to say, the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Michael Hall alias Hill , was indicted for Robbing and Assaulting one Richard Cobb on the 3d day of October last, about the hour of Seven at night, in an Alley near Bearbinder-lane , and taking from him Two pence three farthings in moneys numbred ; it appeared that Mr. Cobb going to go through the Alley, there stept a young man just before him into the Alley and turned about, and would have stopt, then there came four more behind him, and they jostled him up, and began to feel about his Breeches, then he cried out, and one of them struck him with a Stick, and cried, Dam ye, do you cry out? Then he strugled to save his Silver, which was in another Pocket, and they all fell upon him, and did beat him very grievously, and a worthy Gentleman coming out of his House, hearing the noise, the Rogues fled, and being pursued, Hall was taken; the Prisoner said that he came lately from Sea, and coming that way he was stopt, and said that he knew nothing of the matter; and declared he was very willing to serve the King, the Jury brought him in not guilty .

Nicholas Chase of the Parish of St. Edmunds the King , was Indicted for feloniously Stealing 50l. the Monies of one Richard Burman , on the 9th day of May last . It appeared, that Mr. Burman sent his Servant into Lombard street to receive forescore Pounds, and having told out 50l. put it into a bag, and laid it by him, and the Prisoner coming by was seen to lean over the Stall, and when the Money was mist he was gone. The Prisoner called several Persons who said that he was a very honest man, and that he did frequent the Church, and endeavoured hard to maintain his Family; the Jury found him not guilty .

John Johnson and Cornelius Throft , were Indicted for feloniously Stealing from John Wallis two Pound weight of Ballendine Silk , on the 6th day of October last. Throft confessed the Fact upon his Arraignment, but Johnson put himself upon his Trial. It appeared, That they both came into the Shop and cheapened some Goods, and Throft was seen to reach over the Compter and take the same. Johnson pretended that he knew nothing of it, and could give no good account of himself; he was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Cornelius Shaftsburgher of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was Indicted for Murthering one Stephen Higgens , on the 29th of August last with a Carbine value 10s. and a London Bullet ; that he did then and there discharge the same on the left part of the Head, near to the right Ear of the said Stephen Higgens, and gave him a Wound of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of six Inches, of which he instantly died. It appeared, That the Deceased was Drinking in a low Room in New Tuttle-street , and there being a little Window belonging to the same Room, the Prisoner was in a Garret on the other side of the way, and shot off the Carbine in at the Window, whereupon the Deceased fell down; and the People of the House inquiring who shot off the Piece, the Prisoner declared that it was he that did it, and said, That he hoped he had done no harm. He seemed to be much concerned at the Deceased's Death, and said that he had no Malice against him, and that he had never seen the man before; the Jury brought him in guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Scarlett of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Mary Warsdell Spinster , a pair of Bodies value 2s. a Holland Apron 6d. a pair of wosted Stockings 4d. and a Yard of Ribon 2d. on the 28th of September last. It appearing that the Prosecutor missing her Goods, found a pair of Stockings on the Prisoner's Wifes Legs, which he confessed he had given her. The Prisoner having very little to say on his own behalf, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10d.

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Elizabeth Mooney, alias Bray , of the Parish of St. Ann Blackfryars , was Indicted for breaking the House of Walter Corbett on the 2d of September , about the hour of Four in the afternoon, and taking thence one Pewter Dish value 3s. It appeared that the Door was heard to lock and unlock, and they wondring what should be the matter, saw the Prisoner in the Room, but found nothing upon her. The Jury brought her in not guilty .

Hannah Bidgood of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was Indicted for stealing 100 Ounces of Silver Plate, and 50 Ounces of Silver Thread on the 10th of October , the Goods of Martha Glynn Widow . It appeared that she was a Gold and Silver-lacemaker , and being employed about that work, did at several times take the said Goods, which was found upon her. The Evidence was positive to the stuff, and Mrs. Glynn owned the Goods to be hers. The Prisoner denied it, saying that she bought them, but could not prove it. The Jury found her guilty of Felony.

She was likewise Indicted a second time, for Clipping forty pieces of Silver called Shillings , on the 2d of October last. It appeared that as the Constable went to search for the Goods that were stolen from Mrs. Glynn, he found a Nest of Drawers, in which were two Files, a Rubbing Leather, and a pair of Scissars. The Prisoner declared that she knew not how they came there, and that the Goods were none of hers. The Jury found her not guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Dorothy Hall alias Burrows , of the Parish of St. Brides in the Ward of Farringdon without , was Indicted for High Treason in Clipping 2 100 Shillings, and 2 100 Sixpences, on the 2d of October in the fifth Year of the King and late Queen . The Evidence for the King declared, That they had seen her clip several times four or five Pounds at a time. And another Witness said, That she had seen her clip with one Yorke at the Three Sugar Loaves in Bond stables . The Prisoner alledged, That she knew nothing at all of the matter, and said that when they came to search her House she very willingly gave them the Key; and when they had searched they could find nothing. It was declared, That she had been a Night Walker, yet she endeavoured to prove her Reputation; the Jury found her not guilty .

Luke Page of the Parish of Hanwell in the County of Middlesex, was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of James Chapman on the 3d. of August last about the hour of One in the night, and taking thence three silk Hoods, a silk Scarf, 1 Gold Ring, and forescore and ten Pounds in Moneys number'd ; it appeared by Mr. Chapman, that the Prisoner and three men more broke into his House at an upper Window, and that they knock'd him down and broke his Head, and then bound him, and that Mr. Chapman's Child made a noise and cried out they would hurt his Mother, they forced him to go and quiet his Child; and after that, he being in great fear, desired of them that they would shew him mercy, one of them cried out, God dam him he should have as much mercy as they had when they should come to the Gallows. The Prisoner stood Mute for a long time and would not Plead, and the Court ordered that his Two Thumbs should be tyed very hard together with a Cord, to make him sensible of Pain, that he might not think it an easy matter to be Pressed to Death, which was accordingly done, and the Court being ready to pronounce the sentence upon him, That he should be Pressed to Death according to the Law, he then Pleaded that he was not Guilty; but upon his Trial he declared that he was Guilty of the fact. The Jury found him Guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

He was likewise a second time Indicted for committing a Robbery on the King's Highway, and Robbing one James Acton of a Bay Gelding and a leather Saddle, and 2l. 5s. in moneys number'd, on the 28th of August last ; Mr. Acton was going over Hounslow Heath about Five or Six in the Afternoon, Page rode up to him and bade him Stand, and there came one of his Gang afoot; and took hold of his Horses Bridle, then Page held a Pistol to his breast and made him dismount, and bade the Footman to mount and after they had Robbed him, he bade the other Fellow to ride away. The Evidence was positive that he knew his face, and that he was the man, and the Prisoner no ways denying the Fact, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Ley , Dorothy Hetton , Henrietta Andrews and Charles Jones , all of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of John Lewis the 9th of October 1694, and taking thence a pair of Stays, val. 4s. 10 Flaxen Napkins, 5s. a Brass [Text unreadable in original.] board Box, and 12 yards of Silk satin Ribbons . The Prisoners called several people as to their Reputation, and the Court not thinking the Evidence sufficient, they were all acquitted .

Elizabeth Ley was a second time Indicted for harbouring comforting, and maintaining Dorothy Hetton . She was Acquitted .

Lewis Bentin of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for High-Treason in Counterfeiting and Forging the currant Coin of this Kingdom, on the 24th day of September , that is to say, one false piece of Black Tin like to a Crown piece, two other pieces like Halfcrowns, and two other pieces like Shillings . The Evidence declared that the Prisoner said he made the same, and that he would teach him to do the same also. The Prisoner declared that he never said any such words, and that the Money which he had, he received it for his Pay, being a Soldier , and that the same time he did acknowledge the same to be nought; the Jury found him not guilty .

Robert Barnes of the Parish of Hillendon , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Dorothy Watson , Widow, on the 24th of Septem. Last, between the Hours of eleven and four in the night, and taking thence 20 Cloth Coifs value 20l. 20 Fustian Frocks 55s. with divers other Goods to a great value . It appeared, that the Prisoner was a Soldier , and Quartered at Uxbridge, and that he broke open the Shop and stole the Goods, that upon search after him he was found in Blue-Anchor-alley in Rosemary-lane, with a Sute of Cloaths, which was the Prosecutors, upon his back. The Prisoner confest that he did commit the Fact, and directed them where they should go to find more of the Goods, which they accordingly did at the Blue Bell in Southwark. He said that there was no body else concerned with him in the Robbery; so the Jury found him guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Fuller together with Thomas Costin , and Ellinor Ives not yet taken, of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were Indicted for Clipping 10 Halfcrowns, 5 Shillings, and 10 Sixpences, on the first day of June last . It appeared by the Evidence, That Costin and Ives were Clipping in a Room, and that coming in hastily upon them did see them clip, but that Fuller was sitting by and did nothing. There being no Evidence against him that he did clip; the Jury found him not guilty .

Jane Bucker of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldersgate , was Indicted for stealing 8 yards of Bonelace from Edward Bird , on the 10th of September last, and 4 Yards of Lace from Thomas Fellows . It appeared, that some Lace was stolen from the Lace-Chamber in Aldersgate-street , and search was made for it, they suspected the Prisoner, and search'd her and found the Goods upon her. The Prisoner confest the Goods before the Justice; the Jury considering the matter, found her guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Robert Walker of the Parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate was Indicted for stealing 6 Wooden Prints for Stuffs from James Wattson , on the 10th of October last. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called several People as to his Reputation that he took great pains for his Livelihood; the Jury brought him in not guilty .

George Booth and Thomas Symonds , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted for Stealing seven Pounds and five Shillings from Richard Gibbins , on the 17th day of September last; the Jury found them both not guilty .

Samuel Quested and Mary Quested his Wife , both of the Parish of Hornsey , were Indicted for forging and coining 20 false Guinea's, 100 King Charles the First shillings, and 10 King James's the Second milled shillings , on the 23d of September last. They were likewise Indicted for clipping the currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 20th day of February last. It appeared that the Prisoner kept a house at Winsmore Hill beyond Hornsey , and having Information they came to search, and found a File and Filings, and False money; and in the Cellar they found a Cutter to cut out the Plate fit for Coining; and in an Outhouse they found a Press to coin money with, and a Fly. Something farther, they found the Dyes to make Guinea's, Shillings and Halfpence, in an old Stocking hid under the earth. In the Orchard they found Instruments to mill the Edges of Milled money, and divers other Dyes. The Evidence further declared, that they were seen to coin several times at Hornsey new milled shillings, and King Charles the First Shillings: That his Wife put the Pieces under the Mill whilst they were coined, and that they had seen him coin several false Guinea's of a course sort of Gold, and that each of those Guinea's was worth 20s. as Guinea's go now. Other Evidence deposed that he did clip several hundred [Text unreadable in original.] clip it for a Groat in the pound. That his Wife did file it, and she would allow for 21s. of broad money, 32s. of false. That the Brass costs him l. and the other instrument for milling the money cost 3l. That he had followed this Trade for several years; and that formerly when he coined money he struck it with a Hammer. The Prisoner said that he did never clip nor coin, and that the Mills and the other Instruments were none of his; but he could not prove it, nor give any good account of his life. He said that his Wife was never any ways concerned, which she declared in the Court. The Jury found him guilty of both Indictments, and acquitted his Wife.

He was Indicted likewise with one J - C - , for counterfeiting 20s. and 40 Sixpences , on the 16th of February last. It appeared by the Evidence, that they went to C - house in Bell-yard at Whitechapel to search, where they found Files, a pair of Scissars, a false milled shilling, Hand cutters, Crucibles, [Text unreadable in original.] Plate fit for to Coin. They both denied the Fact. C - said that he did use the File for to make Pendants for Watches when he had but little practice, and owned the Crucibles, saying that he did profess Physick, and used to calcine Antimony in them, and called Witnesses to prove the same, and declared that he never used them to any [Text unreadable in original.]. The Jury found them both not guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Nicolas Oliver of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for committing a Rape upon the Body of Elizabeth Wale , Spinster , on the first of October last; and Henry Sharpe of the same Parish, for aiding and abetting the said Oliver . It appeared, that they went to a Brandy Shop in Shug-lane to drink, and called for some Liquors, and then they went up Stairs where after they had been a while; and had as much as came to 2s. and 2d. Sharpe went down Stairs and would have to do with the Maid, but she thrust him from her. Then he went up Stairs again, and a little after that Oliver came down Stairs and catcht hold of the Maid by the middle, and threw her upon the ground in a little Entry at the bottom of the Stairs, and forced her against her Will; and the Maid crying out her Mistress came down to her assistance, and the Maid declared that he Carnally knew her, and said that her Body was much out of order. But two Midwives being ordered by the Justice for to search her, declared that they [Text unreadable in original.] she had no hurt; and it being a suspected Bawdyhouse they did prosecute the Prisoners thinking to get some money out of them; the jury taking it into consideration, found them both not guilty .

Luke Page was a third time Indicted, and one William Carter , and Peter Clerk sick in Goal, for breaking the House of Robert West , on the 4th of April last about 2 in the night, and taking a Silver Cup value 4l. [Text unreadable in original.] Gold Rings 37s. and divers other Goods of the said Mr. West, a Cloth Coat, Silk waistcoat, pair of Breeches, Silverhilted Sword, and a Nightgown , the Goods of Jacob Broad . Page owned the Fact; and Mr. Broad said that he did verily believe that the Nightgown was his which was found in Carter's House and since made into Childrens Frocks. The Prisoner Carter said, that his Brother died and left him his Cloaths, amongst which was this Gown. He utterly denied it, and called several good people to his Reputation, who said that he was a very poor man, and did take great pains for his Livelihood to maintain his Family; the Jury having considered of the matter, they found Page guilty , but the other was acquitted .

Morgan Bourne of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of the Kingdom , and was likewise Indicted for Coyning False Guineas ; it appeared that he did bring flatted pieces of false Gold to Quested's House at Hornsey, which he said was done by the best Workman in England, and that it was but two Parts in four Gold, and did Coin it into Guineas, that he had followed this Trade for Three years; and it was farther proved against him, that he did Clip the Friday before he was taken at his House at Mile-End ; and in searching of his House they found a paper of Clippings, Crucibles, and a File, and a great pair of Shears in the Stables, and a paper of Filings in the House, and in an old Trunk they found a parcel of Brass Money, and in the Stable they found the [Text unreadable in original.]ock in which Mr. Quested's Press stood: There was Evidence that said, that he had seen him Coin Half Crowns at Sutton in Surrey. The Prisoner utterly denied it, and said that he was bred a Merchant , and that formerly he had had a Ship and Cargo of his own, and that he never did any such thing in all his life. But the Jury having considered the matter, found him Guilty of both the Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Berry of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West was Indicted for Clipping Half-Crowns, 54 Shillings [Text unreadable in original.] of April in the Sixth year of the King and late Queen. It appeared by the Evidence that they had seen her Clip Shillings and Sixpences at the Three Sugar Loaves in Bond's Stables in Fosterlane ; and another said that she did Clip in Salisbury Court and the Constable said that she did confess (that she had Clipp'd) before Justice Eaton, and that three days before she was taken, she had sold Clippings to a Goldsmith in Fosterlane. The Prisoner alledged that what she confessed [Text unreadable in original.], and that she was a poor woman and took great pains for her livelyhood. The Prisoner called some People to her Reputation, and the Jury found her not Guilty .

Thomas Purser of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Forging and Counterfeiting 20 of King Charles the First Shillings and Elizabeth's Shillings , on the 30th. of January , in the [Text unreadable in original.] year of the King and late Queen. He was Indicted a Second time for Coining of False Guineas on the 1st. of [Text unreadable in original.] It appeared that he came to Quested's House in Hornsey [Text unreadable in original.] Saturday, and brought flatted Silver with him, and on Sunday he Cut it out fit for Coining, and on Monday he Coined it: and another Evidence said, That he did see him Coining of False Guinea's of King William and Queen Mary; there was another Evidence said, that he did see him in Co lles Fields Coin Sixpences and Shillings; the Prisoner declared that he was a very poor man, and had not 5s. at a time in all his life and said that he was prosecuted out of spight and malice, and that he was not guilty of the fact. The Jury considering the whole Evidence, found him guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

James Buffin of the Parish of Whitechappel , was Indicted for breaking the Warehouse of William Welch , on the 13th of October last, with an intent to steal his Goods . It appeared that he got up upon the Warehouse and untiled it, and had got in, but was discovered, and the Watchman searching found him upon the Rafters and Knock'd him down. The Prisoner declared that he did not intend to do any harm, and there being nothing stole, the Jury found him not Guilty .

David Davis was Indicted for a Misdemeanor in Cheating the Bank of England of 720l. on the 10th day of June last, for that he with one Price not yet taken, and one Randal, did contrive to get a little Money Honourably, as they called it . It appeared thus, Davis forged a false Writing in the Name of Charles Lloyd called a Title, and forged the Common Serjeant's Hand to it, pretending that Charles Lloyd had an Interest in the Chamber of London of 1858l. 9s. 2d. of which he claimed in the Right of his Wife Mary, Daughter and Orphan of Richard Sidney Mercer, deceased; which Title he brought to the Bank, and desired to know whether the Bank would lend Money on Orphan's Interest, and being told that the Bank would lend 40l. per Cents Which being agreed upon, they directed him to go to the Common Serjeant's Office and make an Assignment of his Interest, and accordingly he goes and forges an Assignment subscribed Charles Lloyd, purporting that he had assigned his Interest to Sir Thomas Abney , Kt. Obadiah Sedgwick and John Lordell then Directors of the Bank, and forged the Common Sergent's Clerks Hands as Witnesses to the Sealing and Delivery thereof; which Assignment was on the backside endorsed, registered, and the Common Serjeant's Hand forged. Then he likewise forged an Attestation, whereby the Common Serjeant declared that Charles Lloyd had assigned his interest in the Chamber of London to the said Directors, to which the Commons Serjeant's Hand was forged likewise. Then the said Davis came to the Bank with the false Assignment and Attestation to one Mr. Walder a Secretary, who believing the same to be made at the Common Serjeant's Office, and true, made a Bond that Charles Lloyd should repay the Money, and Davis signed and sealed it in the Name of Charles Lloyd; and there being no such Person as Charles Lloyd that had any Interest in the Chamber of London. Then Mr. Walder gave him Three Bank Bills to Mr. Speed a Casheer one of 300l. another of 200l. and the last of 220l. which Money was paid upon the said Bills by Mr. Hodgkins, on the 12th of June following. It was all fully proved against him, and that he had 240l. for his Share. The Jury found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomas Carter was Indicted for the like Cheat, for that he the 4th of July did personate himself to be Thomas Knight, who Married the Daughter and Orphan of one Sherman, and pretending he had an interest of 998l. 10s. 4d. there being no such person as Thomas Knight that had any interest in the Chamber of London, and by the same Forgeries did get 1000l. from the Bank . It was fully proved against him; the Jury found him Guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Thomas Randal was indicted for the like Misdemeanor, for that he the 4th of July did personate himself to be Thomas Harvey, who married the Daughter and Orphan of Richard Moreley, Esquire: there being no such person as Thomas Moreley that had any Interest in the Chamber of London, and did likewise get 1000l. from the Bank by the like means. He was likewise found Guilty of the said Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

John Clark was likewise Indicted for endeavouring to Cheat the Bank of England of 920l. and personating himself to be one William Bird, there being no such person as William Bird that had any Interest in the Chamber of London, who Married the Daughter and Orphan of the deceas'd ; the Prisoner came to the Bank with [Text unreadable in original.] Assignment and false Attestation, and brought it to who happily discovered the Cheat, and suspecting the matter, shewed it to the Directors, who ordered come again in the Afternoon, accordingly he Walder ordered him that be should come again an in the mean time Mr. Walder went to the Common Serjeants Office, and searching the Book, could find no such N box as that was, then he went to the Common Serjeant, who declared that that day he had not set his hand on any such Assignment and Attestation, and that it was False and Counterfeit, and advised Mr. Walder to Apprehend him, which he accordingly did. The Prisoner said upon his Trial, That he had it from one Mr. Young, who owned him some Money; and that he had no way to get his Money, but by such means. He could not prove it; and the Jury found him Guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

John Stanford of the Parish of St. Clement Danes was Indicted for the Murder of John Durnall on the 17th. of September last, by giving him one mortal Wound of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of two Inches, with a Rapier value 2s. 6d. on the right part of the Belly nigh to the Navel . It appeared that the Prisoner and the Deceased were drinking at the Ship Tavern in Claremarket , and after they had drunk two Pints of Wine, they played at All-Fours for another Pint. The Master of the house being called up stairs to other Company, left them playing together, they falling out drew their Swords, and did pass at each other. The Master of the house hearing the clashing of Swords ran down stairs, and being come into the Room, he found Stanford sitting on the ground with his Sword under him by the Wall, and Durnall standing on his feet. The Prisoner said that the Deceased drew his Sword first, and ran him into the Breast, and then he went back as far as the Wall, and could go no further; and then he ran the Deceased into the Belly, and Durnall afterwards called for a Chair, and said that he would go up stairs, but died Immediately. The Jury found him guilty of manslaughter .

[No punishment. See summary.]

James Grantham a Blackamoor , of the Parish of St. Bartholomews by the Exchange , was Indicted for Feloniously taking a Bible, a Hood, a Silk Gown, a Silk Pettycoat, a Fringe, a Stuff Gown and Pettycoat, and divers other Goods , of Rebecca Trod , Spinster, on the 28th of September last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was coming from Newington in a Coach, and that the Goods were in a trunk behind the Coach, and being come to Kingstand, the Trunk was missing, and upon enquiry the next day, they were told that the Prisoner was seen to go with a Trunk upon his Head, and being taken up, he confessed that he had the Trunk, and that he found it in the Road between Newington and Kingstand, and there being no proof that he did take it from behind the Coach, the Jury found him not Guilty .

Samuel Grant of the Parish of St. Brides was Indicted for the Murder of John Fowler , on the 2[Text unreadable in original.] day of September last by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword value 12d. in the Belly of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of three Inches . It appeared, That there was some Difference between the Prisoner and the Deceased, and they met in Salisbury-court where the Deceased struck the Prisoner over the Head, then the Deceased struck him upon the Legs, and the Prisoner drew his Sword and the Deceased drew likewise, and the Prisoner ran him into the Belly, and that he did not retreat backwards after his sword was drawn, as he should have done. There was a Minister who declared that he went to pray with the Deceased, and that the Deceased did say, that what was done was his own [Text unreadable in original.]. The Prisoner said that he had no design to kill him, but what was done he did in his own defence. The Jury having considered the matter, found him guilty of Manslaughter .

[No punishment. See summary.]

erman of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn, in the Ward of Farringdon without , was Indicted for Clipping the currant Coin of this Kingdom, on the 8th day of January last . It appeared, That the Prisoner kept a House in Wharton-court in Holborn , and having information that he did drive that way of Trade, they went and searcht, and in a Chest of Drawers they found a parcel of clipt Money, and a Paper of Filings and some Clippings in a Coffee-dish; that the Prisoner made his escape, and left his Goods behind him, and never came at them afterwards. There was no Evidence that could say that they did see him clip; the Jury found him not guilty .

John Capett and Anne Richardson of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for breaking the House of one John Dicks , on the 3d of June last, and taking thence 12 pair of Gloves, a parcel of Yarn Stockings, and Wosted Stocking, five pair of new Shoes, a pair of Clothe Breeches, and a Yard of Stuff . It appeared, That the House was broke open, and the day before Capell came to the Shop and pretended to buy some Childrens Pumps, and looking round to see how things stood, he bad them half the prices they askt for them, and went his ways. Afterwards there was Information given that there was such Goods at Capell's House, but upon search they could find none; then they searcht Richardson's Room, where they found a pair of Stockings, and the Breeches which were cut to pieces. The Prisoner said that the Breeches were her Husbands, and that she bought the Stockings for her Daughter, and said that she knew nothing of the matter; the Jury having considered of the matter, they were found not guilty .

Anne Rawson Wife of Morris Rawson , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing two Gold Rings value 40s. and two Silver Spoons 18s. and nine Yards of Dimity , the Goods of Henry Norton , on the 26th of May last. The Prisoner owned that she had the Goods from Mr. Norton's own Hands to pawn, and that she brought him the Money afterwards to pay the tax with. The prisoner declared that what was done was out of malice and Spight, for that she had Prosecuted Mr. Norton the last Sessions for taking from her 6l. 19s. Then the Jury considering of the whole matter, found her not guilty .

Catherine Hurst of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 17th. of August last; it appeared by the Evidence that they did see her Clip about 10 Ounces Ruff in a Kitchen, and that she had no file at that time to smooth it, and that she did melt it down; there was another Evidence declared that the Prisoner had given her 3s. a Week for divers Weeks together to get in Broad money. The Prisoner denied it all, and said that she was maliciously Prosecuted: So the Jury found her not Guilty .

Diana Cox and Jane Sherry both of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Alice Hubbard Widow , in Lisle-street in Leicester-fields , on the 9th of October last, and taking thence a Crochet of Diamonds with Forty two large Stones, val. 100l. a pair of Gilt Buckles with 19 Stones 40l. a Gold Locket with a large Topaz and Rubies, and divers other Goods, to a very great value ; it appeared upon the Trial, that Cox put a Girl into the House at night, who let her self in the Garret, and opened the Door for them, and Cox and Sherry came in, and Sherry was dress'd in man's Cloaths, they went up and bound the lady in her bed, and gagg'd her, and tied a Napkin over her Eyes, and then threw a Night-Gown over her, and set the Girl to look to her; then Sherry went down to bind the Maid, who being pretty Strong struggled hard with her till Cox came, and then they bound her, then they went up stairs again, and Cox took a Fire-fork, and broke open a Skrutore and took the said Jewels, then they broke open a Trunk, and took a parcel of Plate and Linnen, and bundled it up, and went their ways, and threw the Linnen into a Cellar; Sherry went to a Goldsmiths to sell some of the plate and was stopp'd, and there was taken upon her a part of the Crotchet of Diamonds; Sherry declared that she was drawn in by Cox, or else she had never done any such thing; and Cox inveigled the Lady that she would go with her and help her to search for the Thieves, and led her about from place to place two or three Days, and at last being tax'd with the Crime her self, she did confess it; Cox afterwards would have evaded the matter upon her Trial; but the Jury found them both Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Andrew Cooper of the Parish of Saint Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Picking the Pocket of Philip Bragg on the 27th. of August last ; it appeared that they were drinking together at the Rose and Crown in Holbourn , and that the Prosecutor being in Drink, said that the Prisoner pick'd his Pocket of a half Guinea, Eight Shillings in Silver, and a Book of Accounts. The Prisoner denied the fact, and called several as to his Reputation, who declared that they did not believe it, and that he need not to do any such thing, for they were ordered to let him have what money he had occasion for. So the Jury found him not Guilty .

Elizabeth Wright of the Parish of Saint Mary Savoy , was Indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coyn of this Kingdom on the 28th of May last, that is to say, 100 false pieces of Copper like to Sixpences ; it appeared that they went to search the Prisoner's lodgings in Somerset Yard in the Strand , where they found a Crucible full of Mettal, a melting over a Charcoal Fire red hot, and that the Prisoner clapt an empty Saucepan upon the Fire to cover it, and they found a Skrew and a Flask, in which were the prints of the Sixpences, and that she did Clip them afterwards and scowre them, did Feeg them over, and did sell 3l. of false Money for 1l. of good. The Prisoner said it was none of her Room. And the fact being fully proved against her; the Jury found her Guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Bostock , Elizabeth Beeston and Jane Martin , all of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Robert Jones , and taking thence a Silk Mantua Gown, with divers other Goods, on the 2d. of September last . There being suspicion that these people did live an idle Life, they went and searcht, and found Beeston and Martin a bed with their Cloaths on, and a pair of Sleeves was found in the Room which the Prosecutor's Wife owned to be hers. Bostock being out of the way about her occasions at that time, said that she knew nothing of the matter; and Martin said that the Goods were brought her to wash by a young man; and Beston did affirm the same likewise, but they could not prove it. The Jury found Beeston and Martin guilty to the value of 10d. and not guilty of the Burglary; and Bostock was acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Jane Browne Wife of John Browne (commonly called by the Name of Jenny Precious) of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of William Terret , Gent. on the 13th of October last, of a Gold Ring with a Turkey Stone value 8s. and one other Gold Ring value 14s. There was no body appeared against her, she was acquitted .

Samuel Eades and Thomas Mitchell , who having been formerly sentenced and pardoned, on condition that they should transport themselves into some of the Western Islands in Nine months time, and having broke the Conditions of their pardon, are ordered to their former Judgment to be executed .

The trials being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followeth.

Received Sentence of Death 10.

Catherine Buckingham, alias Barber, alias Barnett.

Frances Boddyman

Robert Barnes

Morgan Bourne

Diana Cox

Luke Page

Thomas Purser

Samuel Quested

Jane Sherrey

Elizabeth Wright.

Samuel Eades and Thomas Mitchell , who having been formerly sentenced and pardoned, on condition that they should transport themselves into some of the Western Islands in Nine months time, and having broke the Conditions of their pardon, are ordered to their former Judgment to be executed .

Elizabeth Wright, Diana Cox, Jane Sherrey, and Catherine Buckingham, alias Barber, alias Barnett, pleaded their bellies, and a Jury of Matrons being Impannelled, found that Diana Cox, Jane Sherrey, and Catherine Buckingham, alias Barber, alias Barnett, were with Quick-Child, and Elizabeth Wright not with Quick-Child, who is to be Burnt.

Burnt in the Hand 6.

Hannah Bidgood

Jeremiah Hart

John Johnson

Cornelius Shaftsburgher

Cornelius Throft

Elizabeth Robinson.

Samuel Grant produced to the Court a Reprieve, to stay execution of his being burnt in the hand; and John Stanford being dangerous ill of his Wounds, his execution of being burnt in the hand is deferred, till he shall be in condition fit to undergo the same.

To be Whipt 3.

Jane Bucker, Elizabeth Beeston, Jane Martin.

David Davis fined 720l. and to stand committed till he pay the same, and to stand in the Pillory three several days; at the Royal Exchange, at Grocers Alley-End in the Poultrey, and a Chancery-Lane-End in Fleet-street.

Thomas Carter fined 1000l. and to stand committed till he pay the same, and to stand in the Pillory three other several days; at the Royal Exchange, at Grocers Alley-End in the Poultrey, and at Chancery-Lane-End in Fleetstreet.

Thomas Randall fined 1000l. and to stand committed till he pay the same, and to stand in the Pillory three other several days; at the Royal Exchange, at Grocers Alley-End in the Poultrey, and at Chancery-Lane-End in Fleetstreet.

John Clarke fined 500l. and to stand committed till he pay the same, and to stand in the Pillory three other several days; at the Royal Exchange, at Grocers Alley-End in the Poultrey, and at Chancery-Lane-End in Fleetstreet.

Henry Long, and Joseph Pantalina, were fined twenty Nobles each for taking in of Dyer's News Letters.

Benjamin Baker Traversed till the next Sessions.

Ordered into His Majesty's Service at Sea, John Scarlet.

Ordered to serve His Majesty as Soldier, Michael Hall, John Johnson, and Cornelius Throft.

The last day of the Sessions James Lock living in the Old-Bayly, was brought into Court by [Text unreadable in original.] of a Warrant from the Lord-Mayor to search his House, and upon search there was found a great quantity of Serpents in a Chest, (such as are fired off in the streets) and two or three Pound of Gunpowder loose in a Tray, which might have endangered the Neighbouring houses by Fire. To hinder him all such persons as shall offend in like manner, there is an Indictment ordered to be preferred against him, that all persons may take warning, and be deterred from the like practice.

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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, Dentrifices, 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 Freckels, Pimples, &c. is likewise sold at these places following, viz. at Mr. Miners in Popes Head Alley, and Mrs. Suttons at the Corner of Exchange-Ally over-against the Royal Exchange in Cornhil, Cane-shops. Mrs. Hamptons, near the Blue-Boar's-head in Islington. Mrs Miners, Semstress in the Inner Temple Lane. Mrs. Labrahams, at the Sign of the Crown in Blew Anchor Alley, over-against the Artillery-Ground, on Bunhill. And at Mr. Palmers House on Osay-hill at Epsom. To prevent mistakes and counterfeits, my Bottles will be Sealed with my Coat of Arms, viz. the Three Water Bugets and Half-Moon.

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