Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 October 2014), December 1695 (16951203).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 3rd December 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 December, 1695. And in the Seventh Year of His MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 4th, 5th and 6th Days of December, 1695. before the Right Honourable Sir John Houblon , 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 are as follow;

London Jury.

Thomas Plaisted

Richard Pendle

William Roome

Nathanael Adams

Christopher Wister

Thomas Barnes

Robert Raworth

Jeremy Lammas

Henry Watts

John Sherrey

Joshua Stanley

Caleb Booth .

Middlesex Jury.

Dormer Sheppard

Crispe Grange

John Temple

Robert Bampton

Nicholas Burnell

Robert Kingston

Edward Wade

John Meard

Henry Hatebett

Moses Cook

Elias Fletcher

Thomas Barnes .

The Proceedings are these:

Elizabeth Miller alias Green , of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing from Henry Keymer on the third of November last; forty eight Guineas, one Medal of Gold, eight Pound in Silver, one Gold Box, one Gold seal eight Gold Rings, a Laced Head-dress, a Silver Salver, a Silver Cover of a Cup, a Silver Boat, a Silver Porringer, a Silver Candlestick, a Silver Snuffdish, a Silver Cup double Gilt with Gold, Sable Muss, a pair of Diamond Ear-rings, and a Golden Locket . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Precious alias Browne , and Jane Blewit , both of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , were tried for Picking the Pocket of Richard Roberts on the 25th of November last, and taking from him ten Guineas . It appeared that as he was coming by Fleet-street, about six or seven at Night, the Prisoners met him and ask'd him if he would go and drink a Glass of Wine; and he answered, yes, if it was good. Then they went to the Star Tavern in White-Fryers , and whilst they were Drinking, Precious thrust her Hand into his Pocket, and he catcht her with a Guinea in her Hand. Precious denied the Fact, and said that his Breeches fell down, and the Money fell about the Room, and that she did take up one of the Guineas, which was that which was taken in her Hand. Blewit said that she had none of his Money, nor was not near him. The Prisoners being known to be Night-walkers, and could give no account how they lived; the Jury found them both guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Chrstian Brothers , was indicted for a Misdemeanor for Forging a Letter of Attorney, in the Name of John Moore, Directed to his Wife Jane Moore, entitling her self to receive Moore's Wages at Sea; and that she had got a Person to fill up divers false Letters of Attorney, whereby she had got considerable Sums of Money of the King's into her Hands . Her method was to enquire of some Under-Officers of the Ship, who were Dead, or of those that had Absented themselves; and having got a List of their Names, would contrive immediately how to get the Money; and that she had made above twenty false Letters of Attorney, which was all proved against her. The Prisoner denied it, and said that she was a poor Woman, and had not two Pence in the World to help her self. She could not call any People as to her Reputation; the Jury found her guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Anne Richardson of the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalene Milkstreet , was indicted for Stealing four Yards of Bone Lace, value 10 s. from Samuel Davis , on the 16th day of November last . It appeared that she came into Milkstreet-Market and cheapned some Lace, and whilst the Prosecutor's Wife turnedher Back, she took the Lace and conveyed it between her Gown and Stays, which was found upon her. The Prisoner denied that she took any, and could bring no Witnesses as to her Reputation; she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

George Hovey of the Parish of St. Brides, in the Ward of Farringdon without , was indicted for Felony and Burglary in Stealing from Nathaniel Quinter one Pocket Handkerchief, value 3 d. and seven Pounds in Monies numbred , on the 31st of October last. It appeared that he did lodge in the House, and took his opportunity and drew the Nails of a Box in which the Money was, and then left his Lodging, and did not come to it after. The Prisoner denied the Fact upon his Trial, but had confest it when taken; which was proved against him, he was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Timothy Cotton , Gent. and Elizabeth Cotton alias Ball as Accessary, both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for the Murther of James Robinson , Gent. on the 19th. of October last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword value 5 s. upon the Neck nigh the Coller-Bone, of the breadth of one Inch, and the depth of six Inches, of which he instantly died . It appeared that the two Prisoners were going along the Pall-Mall , and that the Deceased coming by, being much in drink, he would kiss the Woman, who refused him. Then he began to be something ruder, he tore her Scarf, and she cried out. The Prisoner assisting her, the Deceased drew his Sword, and the Prisoner drew likewise, and said that he did retreat back to a Bulk and could go no further, and there did give him the aforesaid Wound. There was no Evidence against the Woman, she was acquitted , and the Man was found guilty of Manslaughter .

They were likewise indicted a second time upon the Statute of Stabbing, and were both acquitted; as likewise upon the Coroner's Inquest.

[Branding. See summary.]

Prudence Brookes of the Parish of St. Paul's Covent-Garden , was indicted for stealing 8 Yards and a quarter of Persian Silk on the 8th of November , the Goods of John Metcalf ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Yalden of the Parish of St. Brides, in the Ward of Farringdon Without , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Cup, value 3 l. from Peter Harrison . It appeared, That she came to take a Room, and came down Stairs, and desired that she might warm her self by the Fire; and Mr. Harrison's Wife being called out, the Prisoner took her opportunity, and took it out of a Trunk, which she confessed when taken, and had sold it to one Mrs. Rogers in Chick-Lane for 29 s. and was to have 10 s. more the next day. The Prisoner alledged upon her Trial, That she did not know what it was she said, for that at that time she was in great fear; but it did not avail her; she was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Lott of the Parish of the St. Buttolph without Algate , was indicted for breaking the House of John Nightingale about Four in the Afternoon, there being no body in the House, on the 23d day of November , and taking thence one Cloath Coat, value 1 l. a Calamanca Wastcoat, 1 l. 7 s. two Cloath Petticoats, 12 s. three Flaxen Sheets, 1 l. three Womens Shifts, 18 s. one Crape Gown, 15 s. and divers other Goods . It appeared, That Mr. Nightingale came home to Dinner about One a Clock, and when he went out he locked the Door after him, and when he came home at Night, found his Door open, and his Goods gone; but being told by some of his Neighbours, That there was seen a Woman with a Bundle of Goods, who they mistrusted went down the Alley into Bishopsgate-street-street, and called for a Coach, and the Coach-man drove her to the Coach and Horses in Leather-Lane, where part of the Goods were found and owned to be the Prosecutors. The Prisoner said she was hired to carry them, but could not prove it; the Jury found her guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Mary Dix of the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon alias White-Chappel , was Indicted for stealing from Mary Law , Widow , on the 10th of November last, two Serge Mantua Gowns, one Serge Petticoat, with divers other Goods , to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Bolton of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for stealing from John Daniel two Red Cows, value 13 l. and one Black Cow 6 l. on the 20th day of November last . It appeared, That the Cows were stolen in Northamptonshire, and that the Prisoner was driving them to London, but was taken at Kentish-Town; and being asked if he owned the Cows, he said he did, and that he could make it appear that they were his own; but upon his Tryal he denied it, and said, That he was hired to drive them, and was to have 18 d. a day, but could not prove it; the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

Mary Middleton , a Girl , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for assaulting Elizabeth Nichols , an Infant , on the 20th day of June last, and taking from her a pair of Gold Ear-bobbs, value 2 l. It appeared, That the Prisoner had confest the same before the Justice, and that she had sold them to one Page for 5 s. and some Victuals; but upon her Tryal she denied it, and said, That she was maliciously prosecuted. The Jury taking it into consideration, she was acquitted .

George Exon , a little Boy , of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Rowland Salmond , on the 22d of October last, about two in the Night, and taking thence, four Silver Spoons, value 32 s. and one Silver Fork 10 s. It appeared, That the Prisoner was his Apprentice , and had run away from him into the Country, and lighting of some ill Company, he was tempted to rob his Master's House, which he consented to; and took a Ladder and got in at the Window, and took the said Goods, which he confest; but upon his Trial he said, That his Master frighted him to make a Confession; the Jury found him not guilty .

John Jones alias Hodge of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Margaret Burt , Spinster , on the 10th of November last, of a Silver Thimble, value 12 d. and two Shillings in Money, numbered . It appeared, That she being at the Portugal Ambassador's Chappel in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , said, That her Pocket was picked of the aforesaid things; and the Prisoner being known to be a Pick-pocket, they took him upon Suspicion, and searching him, they found the Thimble hid in the Roll of his Stocking, and the Money was found in his Shooes, which the Prosecutor owned to be hers. The Prisoner said, That he found them in the Chappel, but could not prove it, and could give no good account of his Life and Conversation; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Rogers of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing one Silver Tankard, value 9 l. on the 5th of February , in the Sixth Year of the King and late Queen, the Goods of Mary Richards , Widow . The Evidence for the King said, That she did believe that his Wife stole it; but the Tankard was found in his Custody, and was afterwards sold at Shrewsbury for 6 l. The Prisoner denied that he stole it, and there was no positive Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

Thomas Pearce of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Silver Tankard, value 8 l. from Monesses Broughton , on the 18th of November last. It appeared, That he came into the House, and called for a Tankard of Drink, and the Woman of the House went to the Door to quiet her Child, and the Man into the Cellar to draw some Drink, he took that opportunity to steal it away. The Prisoner declared, That he was in Drink, and that he left it upon the Dresser, but could not prove it; he was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Butcher and William Morgan , both of the Parish of Kensington , were indicted for a Robbery on the Highway on the 4th of October last, and taking from Phillip Baker one pair of Shooe-Buckles, a Cloath Coat, a Wastcoat, and three Dozen of Silver Buttons, a Watch, and divers other things . It appeared, That the Prosecutor and the Prisoners travelling to London, they did set upon him by Stone-Bridge between Acton and Kensington , and Morgan threw him down, and took from him the said Goods; that the Prosecutor met Butcher afterwards in Cannon-street, and caused him to be apprehended, who told him, if he would use him kindly, he would help him to his things again, and they had pawned the Watch for 13 s. and that a Dozen of Silver Buttons was left at the Globe in the Mist. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and said, That the Prosecutor did exchange Cloaths with them, and that the Watch was in the Wastcoat, and that they did not take any thing from him. The Jury having considered the whole matter, they were found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Alice Gibbons of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Edward Gregory , Esq ; on the 27th of February last, about three in the Night, and taking thence one Silk Gown, value 40 s. two Point Gravats 7 l. and a pair of Point Ruffles 40 s. There was no body that did appear against her, she was acquitted .

Mary Prim of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Algate , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Bird , Widow , in Star-Alley in Rosemary-Lane , on the 20th day of October last, between the hours of Eleven and One in the Night, and taking thence one Cloath Petticoat with Silver and Gold Lace, value 30 s. one Smock 4 s. a pair of Boddice 13 s. a Scarf 8 s. and a pair of Silver Clasps 4 s. It appeared, That the House was broken, and the Goods were missing, which she charged the Prisoner with; but the Prisoner denied that she ever had any of the things; and there being no positive proof against her, the Jury found her not guilty .

Margaret Edwards of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for stealing a Sute of Stuff Curtains from Thomas Starker , on the 13th day of November last; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

She was likewise a second time indicted for stealing on the 12th of August last, an Alamode Hood, and a Laced Tippet ; to which the likewise pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Hunt of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing nine Yards of Bone Lace, value 30 s. on the 15th of October last, the Goods of John Deane ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

Hannah Sivall of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing from George Noble , on the 23d of November last. 41 Yards of Silk called Serge Desway. It appeared, That she came to the Prosecutors Shop in the Exchange , and cheapned some Gravemens Night gowns ; and after a while she said, That it was dark, and could not see the Colours, and would come again another time, but never did, and after she was gone the Silk was missing; there was no Evidence that could say she stole the Silk, the Jury acquitted her.

John Macknoll of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Aldersgate , was indicted for High Treason for Clipping 100 Shillings, and 100 Six pences , on the 30th of October last. It appeared, That there was a Clockmaker's Boy in a Garret by the Castle and Faulcon, who did see the Prisoner through the Glass a Clipping in another Window, and acquainted his Master with it, who went and searched and found a pair of Shears upon the Beds Teaster, and in the Window a parcel of Clippings and Clipt Money newly clipt, and a Paper of Filings; that there was found large Money in a Bag. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said, That he had no occasion to do any such thing; but that did not avail him; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Leister of the Parish of St. Michael Basishaw was indicted for feloniously stealing from John Martingale one Course Linnen Shirt, value 2 s. and a Muslin Neckcloath 1 s. on the 30th of October last. It appeared, That she came into his Shop, and went into a little Room, and took the said Goods which were found upon her. The Prisoner denied it, and when taken was very Drunk, and she had not carried them away; the Jury found her not guilty .

Sarah Cave of the Parish of St. Buttolph without Aldgate , was indicted for robbing Gabriel Hubbard on the 29th of August last, about Seven in the Afternon, and taking thence 220 peices of Gold, called Guineas, Six King James the First's 25 s. pieces, 16 King Charles the First's 20 s. pieces . The Prisoner utterly denied the Fact, and said, That she knew nothing of it; and there being no positive proof that she stole it, she was acquitted .

Phillip Roker and Thomas Thorowgood , both of the Parish of St. Bartholomews by the Exchange , were indicted for Conspiring and Practising the Murther of Francis Rickaby , on the 29th of October last, by giving him a large quantity of Orange-flower-water, of which drinking he languished and died . It appeared upon the Trial that they came to the Garter Coffee house behind the Exchange , and would have had the Deceased to drink with them, and at the same time there came one John Delow , and they askt them both to drink; with that they said they would. Then the Prisoners called for a Bottle of Orange-water, and when that was out they ask'd them if they would have any more, and they would pay for it; they replied yes, and thankt them; and they called for another Bottle, but Delow and theDeceased did drink it very immoderately in great Glasses. The Prisoners declared that they never did compel or force either of them to drink more than what they pleased and declared that the Deceased was such a greedy lover of such Liquors, that he would hardly leave it. And that at the last Delow drinking a great Glass, desired the Deceased to drink the Alderman of the Ward's Health, with he did and was overcome with the said Liquor, and went to Castle-Alley-End and there fell down, and his Nose fell a bleeding, and his Teeth did knit together, and some time after died. The Jury having considered the matter, found them both not guilty .

Martha Rogers of the Parish S. Sepulchres , was indicted for Abetting and Comforting Elizabeth Yalden , on the 25th of Novemb. by concealing a Silver Cup that was stollen . It appeared that Yalden had pawned a Silver Cup to the Prisoner for 25 s. but there was no Evidence to prove it, she was acquitted .

Jane Jenkins alias Browne , and Anne Jones alias Povey , both of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , were indicted for Stealing 30 Yards of Shagreen Silk from Henry Rapier and William Vere , on the 5th of December Instant. It appeared that they came into the Shop and cheapned some Silk, and whilst the man's Head was turned, they had conveyed away the Silk : Then they went their ways, and went down Black-Fryers, and being suspected by a man to be Shoplifters he search'd them, and found the Silk between Povey's Legs. Browne declared that she knew nothing of it. And they both being known to be Persons that followed that way of Trade, the Jury found them both guilty .

[Jenkins: Transportation. See summary.]

[Jones: Branding. See summary.]

John Matthews of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Joseph Herne , Kt. and other the Pattentees of the Farthing Office, six pound weight of Copper Money, value 5 s. and 35 l. in Silver Money . It appeared, That the Money was lock'd up in a Chest, and taken away, and that the Prisoner had a Key that would unlock the Chest; there being not positive proof against him, the Jury acquitted him.

William Burchin of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 8 d. on the 17th of September last, the Goods of Edward Edwards . It appeared, That he and one more came to the Prosecutor's House, and called for a Tankard of Drink, and they took their opportunity and went away with it. The Prisoner said. That he left the other Man in the Room with the Tankard when he went away, but could not prove it; the Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

T - C - , Mary Alexander , Ann Scott , and A - D - , all of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , were indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. from Thomas Poole . It appeared, That there was no Evidence to prove that any of the Prisoners stole the Tankard; they were all acquitted .

William Ingram of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Richard Portlock on the 4th of September last, and taking from him two Steel-stamps for Shillings, value 2 s. one Steel-stamp for Half-Crowns, and two Steel-punches . It appeared, That the Prosecutor having discovered a Person that did make false Stamps for Clippers and Coyners, was going to Hick's Hill to prefer his Indictment against him, by the way had his Pocket pickt of the said Goods by the Prisoner, which the Prisoner when taken confest, and they were found in St. Giles's hid under some Stones and Brick-bats; but upon his Tryal he said, That he found them in Bartholomew-Fair; the Jury having considered the matter found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Arrowsmith of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Felony and Burglarly in breaking the Chambers of the Worshipful Sir James Butler , Kt. on the 29th of March last, and taking thence a Gold Ring, with two Diamonds and an Emrauld, value six Pound, a Steel Seal, a Silver Bottle, and two Snuff Boxes . It appeared that the Chambers were broke open with a Lamp-iron; and the Goods were taken away which the Prisoner confest, and said that he would rely upon the Mercy of the Court; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Thomas Reeves of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting and Robbing Archibal Steward in the King's Highway, on the 29th of November . last, and taking from him 44 Ells of Holland, value 3 l. 40 Yards of Muslin 16 l. 4 Yards of Cambrick 40 s. with other Goods of John Thomson 's . It appeared that he came to the Prosecutor's Shop, pretending that he came from a Lady who had occasion for some Linnen, which was bundled up. The Prosecutor and his man went with him into Long-Acre to find this pretended Lady, and being come the Prisoner said he had forgot the Lady's Name, and had him to take those things home again. They parted, and Mr. Thomson had the Boy carry them home whilst he went into Bedfordbury; and as the Boy was going with the things, the Prisoner ran after him and told him that he had found the Lady's House. The Boy going back with him into a Court, the Prisoner catch'd hold of him by the Throat and almost Strangled him, and in the mean time the Goods were gone, and the Prisoner ran away, but was taken; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Leah Wilkinson , was indicted for Forging seven several Letters of Attornies of Seamen, with Wills to them; and by such means had fraudulently obtained 200 l. pretending that she had right to the said Moneys, by virtue of those Letters of Attorney . And there being a defect in the Indictment she was acquitted .

John Spires of the Parish of S. Sepulchres , was indicted for Abetting and Comforting Diana Cox and Jane Sherrey , in concealing part of a Crotchet of Diamonds, and a Picture set in Gold . There was no Evidence that could prove it, he was acquitted .

Mary Bayley of the Parish of St. Leonards Shoreditch , was indicted for Stealing from Micheal Bosse one Silk Gown, one Silk Peticoat, a Scarf, and divers other Goods , on the fifteenth day of October last. To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Richardson of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for Stealing one Cloath Coat, and a pair of Serge Breeches, and divers other Goods of John Cooper , on the 29th of November last. To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Margaret Ward of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for Stealing a Porrige Pot, and a Carpet from Thomas Wilkins , on the second of December last. To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Dutton of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for Stealing a Scotch Pad from James Vernon , Esq , on the 20th of October last. To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Amey Angell of the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon alias Whitechappel , was indicted for Clipping Ten Halfcrowns, Twenty Shillings and Ten Six pences , on the 25th of October last. That having Information, they went to search the House in Goodman's-fields , and found by the Forge a piece of a Clipping, and searching further they found two Ingots of Silver, and a pair of Shears and Files, a Rubbing Board, and a Bag of little Money. There was no positive Evidence that did see her clip, the Jury found her not guilty .

Mary Middleton , a Girl , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted twice for Assaulting and Robbing Thomas Nicholas , an Infant , and taking from him one Velvet Cap 2 s. a Child's Coat 8 s. one Holland Shirt 2 s. and a Laced Cap 12 d. on the 19th of October last . The Prisoner was discovered by some Milkwomen in the Fields, who mistrusting something went to her and askt her if she did not strip the Child, to which he replied; What need you care? And a Man coming by, searcht her, and found the Velvet Cap in her Pocket. The Jury found her guilty .

She was indicted a second time, and acquitted.

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Shaw of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for High-Treason in Clipping the currant Coyn of this Kingdom, on the second of November last . It appeared that there was found a pair of Shears with a Shilling just entred, and a parcel of clipt Money, a File and a pair of Skales. The Prisoner declared that she knew not any thing of the matter, she was found not guilty .

Mary Wheeler of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously Stealing two Laced Cornets, a pair of Laced Sleeves, and two Yards of Lace the Goods of James Price . It appeared that the Goods were stole, and the Prisoner was selling them. But the Prosecutor said that she did believe that the Prisoner did not steal them, but a Fellow that did use to keep her Company, she was acquitted .

Elizabeth Robinson of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for Stealing three Muslin Aprons, four Cambrick Handkerchiefs, and divers other Goods of Anne Roch Spinster . Four Holland Sheets, and four Diaper Napkins the Goods of John Whatton . The Prisoner said that she bought the Goods at a Brokers; the Jury found her not guilty .

John Truelove and Anne his Wife , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for Clipping Twenty Halfcrowns, Forty Shillings and Twenty Sixpences, on the 29th of November last . It appeared that they went to search, and found a Crucible, a Paper of Filings, and another Paper of small Money, and a pair of Shears. The Prisoner declared that he did not know any thing of the matter, for that he was but lately come to the House, and there was no Evidence that did see them clip; the Jury found them not guilty .

John Cope of the Parish of St. Mary-le-Bone , was indicted for a Robbery on the Highway, on the 13th of October last; and taking from John Hardly three Gold Rings, value 30 s. a Caster-hat 20 s. Turtleshell box 5 s. a pair of Steel spurs . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called Witnesses to prove that he was not there when the Fact was committed; the Jury found him not guilty .

Christian Brothers was a second time Indicted for Forging a Writing, and pretending she had a Right to the Pay of one Frederick Roven a Seaman , which she received . The Jury found her guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

Richard Hurford of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of Francis Cook on the 30th of July , in the Third Year of the King and late Queen, and taking thence 72 yards of White Serge, 12 yards of White Plush, and 10 yards of Crimson Plush . The Prosecutor said that he could not charge the Prisoner with it; the Jury acquitted him.

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

Received Sentence of Death, 7

Richard Arrowsmith

Thomas Butcher

William Morgan

William Ingram

John Jones alias Hodge

John Macknoll

Thomas Reeves.

Burnt in the Hand, 17.

Prudence Brookes

John Bolton

William Burchin

Mary Bayley

Timothy Cotton

Mary Dix

Mary Dutton

Margaret Edwards

Ann Jones alias Povey

George Hovey

Mary Hunt

Elizabeth Miller alias Green.

Thomas Pearce

Mary Richardson

Elizabeth Robinson

Margaret Ward

Elizabeth Yalden

To be Whipt, 1.

Ann Richardson.

For His Majesty's Service, 3.

John Bolton

William Burchin

George Hovey.

To be Transported, 5.

Elizabeth Lott

Jane Precious alias Brown

Jane Blewitt

Jane Jenkins alias Browne

Mary Middleton.

Christian Brothers fined 100 Marks for the first Indictment, and fined 100 Marks upon the second Indictment, and to stand on the Pillory at the Navy-Office, and at the Royal Exchange, and at Cheapside Conduit, and find Sureties for her good Behaviour.

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A Vindication of the Divine Perfections, Illustrating the Glory of God in them, by Reason and Revelation. In several Meditations. By the Lord President States, In 8vo. Price 4 s.

The Advice of a Father: Our Counsel to a Child; Directing him how to demean himself in the most important Passages of this Life. By E. C. Gent. in 120. Price 12 d.

Forms of Prayer for every Day in the Week, Morning and Evening; Composed for the Use of Families. Also Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several Occasions: And a longer and shorter Morning and Evening Prayer for particular Persons. By Dr. Meriton of Cornhill in London. Price 12 d.

A Conference with an Anabaptist. By Dr. Assheton. Price 12 d.

A Theological Discourse of Last Wills and Testaments. Also by Dr. Assheton. Price 12 d.

Several small Books against Debauchery, Profaneness, Blasphemy, Cursing and Swearing, &c. Also by Dr. Assheton. Price 2 d. each, and something cheaper to them that give away Numbers.

Contemplations of Death and Immortality. By the Earl of Manchester. Price 12 d.

The Great Concern: Or a serious warning to a timely and thorough Preparation for Death; with Helps and Directions in order thereunto. By E. Pearse. Price 12.

A Familiar Guide to the Right and Profitable Receiving of the Lord's Supper: Wherein also the Way and Method of our Salvation is briefly and plainly declared. By T. Dorrington. Price 12 d.

B. Liburn that lately lived on Ludgate-hill next door to the Kings-Arms Tavern near Fleetbridge, is now removed next door to the sign of the Ship in White Fryers who prepareth and selleth the Water for taking away the Freckles, Pimples, Warms, and Morphew in the Face; Elixir Salutes, Balsamum Vita, tinctura Vita; 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; The Water for taking away the Freckles, Pimples, &c. is likewise sold at several Places in and about this City and Countrey. And to prevent mistakes and counterfeits, take notice my Bottles will be Sealed with my Coat of Arms, viz. the Three Water-Bugets and Half-Moon. The price Three Shillings the Half-pint Bottle.

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