Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 31 July 2014), July 1696 (16960708).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 8th July 1696.

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, Friday, and Monday, being the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 13th Days of July, 1696. And in the Eighth Year of His MAJESTIES Reign.

THE Sessions of Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, Gaol-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday, being the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 13th Days of July, 1696. 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.

John Smith ,

Henry Raper ,

Isaac Frier ,

James Perkins ,

Michael Brett ,

John Bennet ,

Henry Sherwin ,

William Buck ,

Joseph Chandler ,

Robert Acres ,

Ralph Thompson ,

Richard Sayer .

Middlesex Jury.

Henry Gerrard ,

Thomas Lathwell ,

Nathanael Mason ,

John Wiburne ,

James Bind ,

Patrick Mackaddom ,

John Tims ,

John Bradford ,

Henry Peirson ,

Arthur Allabone ,

Thomas Hull ,

Robert Mead .

The Proceedings were these:

Mary Robinson , Mary Collins , Elizabeth Davis alias Bowen , all of the Parish of St. Michael Querne , were indicted for feloniously stealing 28 yards of Flower'd Silk, val. 7 l. 10 s. and 45 yards of other Silk , the Goods of Peter Pickering ; on the 30th of May last Robinson and Davis, alias Bowen, upon their Arraignment pleaded guilty , but Collins put her self upon her Tryal, and it appeared by the Evidence that they did all three go together into the Shop to cheapen some Goods, and whilst Mr. Pickering was busy, they stole the Goods, and sold them to a Woman by the Half-moon Tavern in Cheapside. There was one Evidence, who said that she did see Collins take one piece of the Silk; the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Stafford and Jane Castle , both of the Parish of St. Bartholomews by the Exchange , were indicted for feloniously stealing from Francis Coopen 18 yards of Scarlet Ribbon, val. 10 s. on the 2d of July last. Stafford pleaded guilty to it upon her Arraignment and the other put her self upon her Tryal. It appeared that they were suspected to be Shop-lifters; they followed them up the Stairs into the Exchange , where the Prisoners cheapned some Ribbon, and took their advantage and stole the Ribbon, and being searcht, they did find a piece of Black Ribbon tied behind her head: The Prisoner Castle said that she was very poor, and did work at winding of Silk for her livelihood, and did know nothing of the matter; it did not avail her, neither could she call any to her Reputation; The Jury found her guilty to the value of Ten pence .

[Stafford: Branding. See summary.]

[Castle: Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Davis alias Bowen , were a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 30 yards of Persian Silk on the 25th of January , in the 7th Year of His Majesty's Reign, the Goods of William Bing ; to which Indictment they both pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bowen was indicted a third time for stealing 63 yards of Dimity , the Goods of Thomas Boslip on the 6th of March last, to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

Peter Johnson of the Parish of Saint Brides , was indicted her feloniously stealing from Thomas Heath a pound weight of raw Silk on the 17th of June ; to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Price , Catharine Jordon alias Cancer, alias Matthews , both of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 4th of May last . Jordon declared that she had made a discovery of Clippers, and had caused several to be taken up for the same. Price called several people to her Reputation: The Jury taking it into consideration, found them both not guilty .

Thomas Cooper , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for abetting the Murther of one John Beaumont on the 27th of April last,for that he with one Zeno Redcap , not yet taken, with a Sword, val. 2 s. giving the Deceased one mortal wound on the left part of the Body nigh the Armhole of which he soon after died . It appeared that they were drinking at a Coffee-house by Leister-fields and a Quarrel arose about the Reckoning, and they after that went out of the House; and the Quarrel being further aggravated, to fighting they went, and the Deceased received the said Wound: The Prisoner declared, that when they were fighting, he called for assistance to part them, he not having any Offensive Weapon: The Jury considering the matter, he was acquitted .

William Sarsfeild , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Peter King a Silver Cup, val. 50 s. on the 13th of June last; to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

James Arnoe , of the Parish of Heston , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Black Gelding, val. 6 l. the Goods of Edmond Thomas , Gentleman ; and was likewise indicted for stealing a Coat with a silver Fringe 20 s. a Pair of embroidered Breeches 30 s. a Silver Hilted Sword 3 l. a Cane 40 s. a pair of Gloves with a Gold fringe 3 l. and 20 Ounces of Silver Fringe 40 s. with divers other Goods of Sir John Thomas , Baronet . It appeared that the Prisoner had taken the said Goods, and being pursued, they were found upon him; he had little to say for himself, but that it was the first Fact that he ever had committed, and would throw himself on the Mercy of the Bench; the Jury found him guilty of both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Watts , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for the Murther of Mark Paul on the 29th of June last, by driving the off Wheel of a Cart, whereby it bruised the Head of the Deceased between a Post . It appeared that the Carter was going down a descent by Charing-Cross , and that the Child was peeping at the Corner of the Post, he did drive the Wheel upon it, not knowing that it was there; and being called to put back his Horse, he accordingly did what he could; the Prisoner said that he had the Fill-horse by the Head, and was very sorry for what he had done, it being merely by accident; the Jury acquitted him.

William Brewer , of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , for that he, together with one Richard Williams , not yet taken, were indicted for assaulting one Leonard Prior on the High-way, and taking from him a Black Hat, val. 10 s. on the 13th of April last. It appeared that the Prosecutor being robbed, found his Hat upon the Prisoner's head, and he alledged that he bought it for 5 s. and called Witnesses to prove the same; the Jury found him not guilty .

Robert Roach , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Elizabeth Scott , Widow , a Trunk, val. 8 s. a Holland Petticoat 30 s. a Morel Petticoat 30 s. five yards of Scotch Cloath 12 s. five Gold Rings 8 l. and 15 l. in Monies numbred , on the first day of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Cellar, and called for some Meat, and whilst she was gone to Market, he took the Goods away; the Prisoner could not deny the Fact, but said that the Prosecutor gave him them, and declared that she was his Wife, but could not prove it; the Jury considering the matter, found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Palatine , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cloath Coat, val. 40 s. a pair of Breeches 10 s. and divers other Goods of Alexander Grimes , on the 1st of May last. It appeared that she was a Lodger in the House, and took the said Goods; the Prosecutor mistrusting her, fetcht a Warrant to search, and found some of the Goods in her custody; the Prisoner thereupon confest the Fact, but upon her Trial she denied it, and said, that if she did say any such word, she was then surprized, and did not know what she did; but it did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Wheeler , of the Parish of Hillenden , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Nicholas Brown on the 5th of July last about Two in the Morning, and taking thence Five Shillings in Moneys numbered ; the Prosecutor declared that he was called up about Four in the Morning, and found his Shop-windows open, and missed his Money-box, then he suspected the Prisoner, being that he was out that Night; and being taken with a Warrant, they found in his Pocket part of the Money; and the Jury taking it into consideration, found him guilty of Felony, but not of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Gillet , of the Parish of Saint Sepulchres , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Edward Rimer of two Gold Rings, val. 48 s. on the 27th of May . It appeared that the Prosecutor was going home about 11 at night, crossing Smithfield , the Prisoner came up to him, and would have him to go and drink, with that he put his Hand into his Pocket and gave her a Shilling, having the Rings in his Pocket; she observing where he took out his hand, conveyed the Rings out of his Pocket. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that she was coming over Smithfeild, the Prosecutor would have her to drink with him but she did refuse him, and went straight home to her Lodgings; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Margaret Edwards , of the Parish of St. Peter Poor , was indicted for stealing a Serge Frock, val. 15 s. the Goods of John Cox , on the 24th of June . It appeared that the Prosecutor talking with a Neighbour, saw the Prisoner hovering about his Shop, at last she went in; and he watching her, saw her come out again, and searching her, found the Frock in her Apron . The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that it was given her by one of her Acquaintance, who called her into the Shop, and gave it her, but could not prove it; the Jury found her guilty to the value of Ten pence .

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Bowen and Mary Collins were a fourth time indicted for stealing 70 yards of Silk, val. 10 l. the Goods of Henry Bebey , on the 15th of May last; Bowen pleaded guilty upon her Arraignment, the other put her self upon her Trial; it was fully proved against her, the Jury found her guilty .

Sarah Mohun, alias Moone, alias Murrey , of the Parish of Christ-Church , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Matthew Pottinger of five French Pistols on the 4th of June last . It appeared that as the Prosecutor was coming home about 11 at night, he met the Prisoner in Newgate-street , and she ask'd him to make her drink, which he did refuse; then she came up close to him, and he felt her hand about his Pocket, and having done her work, she went away to another Woman; then he presently missing his Money, bad the Watchman to run after her, and stop her, and being searcht, they found nothing upon her; she denied the Fact, and was known to be an ill Liver, the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Rebecca Smart and Ann Hughes , both of the Parish of St. Buttolphs without Aldersgate , were indicted for stealing 3 dozen of Holland Clouts, val, 5 s. 24 Childrens Caps 10 s. 6 Laced Pinners 6 s. and divers other Goods of Paul Philo; a Farrendine Gown, and a Camblet Coat, a pair of Pistols tipt with Silver, a Silver Box, and 10 s. in Moneys numbred , the Goods of Edward Barns , on the 16th of June last. It appeared that the Goods were lockt in a Trunk, and were taken away, and sold by Smart in Little Britain, and that the Camblet Coat was sold in Smithfield by one H - , and that Hughes did vouch the Goods to be honestly come by. Smart upon her trial said that she had the Goods of H - , but could not prove it; and there was no Evidence could say that Hughes stole them, the Jury acquitted her, but Smart was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Matthew Bagley , of the Parish of Saint Bottolph without Algate , was indicted for High-Treason for counterfeiting 20 s. 20 Halfcrowns, and 20 Guineas, on the 20th of April , in the Seventh Year of his Majesty's Reign . It appeared by the Evidence that he and one Chawner, lately executed, did meet at the Crown Tavern by Algate, where they bespoke a Mill of him, and told him that it was to make false Money with, and that he did make about 14 pieces of Copper-blanks; the Prisoner did not deny but that he made the Mill, and said that it was bespoke by Chawner, he bringing him a Model of Wood to shew him how he would have it done, but denied that he ever knew what it was for; he said that he had made three of them, one for Chawner, and two for Smith, who is since fled. The Prisoner called abundance of People to his Reputation; and after a long Trial the Jury found him not guilty .

Phillip Cox , of the Parish of Saint Ann Aldersgate , was indicted for High-Treason for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 2d of July last . It appeared that the Prosecutor came acquainted with the Prisoner about May 1695. and that the Prisoner shewed him all his Tools for the Trade, and some false Pistols, but declared that he did never see him at work: The Prisoner did deny the Fact, and called abundance of people to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

Richard Eltham , Susan Smith and Alice Body , were indicted for forging a false Letter of Attorney in the name of one William Watson , Mariner, belonging to His Majesty's Ship the Ruby, and by that means did receive of His Majesty's Pay-masters of the Navy the Sum of 15 l. 3 s. and did divide the Money amongst them ; and after a long Tryal they were all found guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Susan Butterley , of the Parish of Saint James Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Frances Commins on the 6th of July last, a Silver Mug, two Silver Spoons, one Silver Salt, two Petticoats, and divers other Goods ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

George Nicholson and Abraham Loveney were indicted for a Misdemeanor, for that they with one James Morris , lately convicted for the same Offence, did contrive to make one Edward Dyes a Freeman of the City of London, and did obtain 15 l. for the same ; and that they did affirm the same Dyes to have served one Mr. Henry Fountain before one Mr. Trevillian, Clerk to Mrs. Ange at Merchant-Taylors Hall: They had but little to say on their own behalf, nor could they call any People to their Reputation, the Jury found them both guilty of the Misdemeanor.

Abraham Loveney was a second time indicted for contriving to make one Robert Wrane , who he did affirm to serve one William Stephens as an Apprentice the term of Seven years ; he was likewise found guilty of this Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

John Childs , of the Parish of Saint Giles's without Cripplegate , was indicted for High-Treason for Counterfeiting 40 Guineas on the 29th of June last . It appeared that having information that the Prisoner did drive that sort of Trade, they went and searcht, and found under the top of the board of the House of Office a Bag fastned to a Peircer, in which were divers Counterfeit Guineas, a Pair of Shears, and some other Tools; the Prisoner did utterly deny the Fact, and said that he knew not how them things came there, and called abundance of People to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

George Rossiter , of the Parish of Saint Gregory's , was indicted for assaulting one Mary Stutter on the High-way, and taking from her a Laced Headdress, val. 40 s. on the 12th of June last, the Goods of Elizabeth Rock . Widow . It appeared that Mrs. Rock sent her Maid to fetch the Head-dress from the Washers, and there came two men and shoved her up, and another came behind her and took it out of the Box, and went away with it. There was another Evidence that did hear him confess the Fact; and thereupon the Jury taking it into consideration, found him guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

David Venables was indicted for a Misdemeanor for washing divers false pieces of Copper with alliquid stuff called Feag . It appeared by the Evidence, That coming into the Bull Head Tavern in Cheapside , he did peep through a little hole and saw the Prisoner and one Williams together, and did see Williams rubbing a piece of false Money, and upon the Table there was a Gally-pot, and he ran immediately into the Room, and one of them threw a Glass of Wine into the Gally-pot, and afterwards into the Chimney; then Venables fell down upon his Knees, and did beg that they would not prosecute him. It was further observed that his Fingers and his Thumbs were seen to be sore, and thought to be so by rubbing the Money; the Evidence being home enough to the matter, and the Prisoner could make but little defence against it, the Jury considering the matter, found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Frances Woolley , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Richard Chapman 30 s. in Moneys numbred on the 29th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner coming into the Prosecutor's House for three Pints of Drink, took her opportunity whilst he was gone to draw it, and took the Money, and went her ways, and came no more. The Prisoner had no Evidence to prove her Reputation, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Attey, alias Ate , of the Parish of Heston , was indicted for High Treason for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 1st of June , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign . It appeared by the Evidence that he had been at Moore the Tripeman's House at Smallberry-Green , and was seen through the Key-hole to set the Mill, and make it fastwith a Wedge and a Hammer; and since there was found in his House a parcel of Letters, and divers Punches, and several false Copper pieces and Brass Flasks, which were all produced against him; but there was no Evidence that did see him Coin, and he declared that he did not know how those things came there; the Jury taking it into consideration, found him not guilty .

Godfrey Gravet was indicted upon four Indictments, for a Misdemeanor for endeavouring to persuade one Bazil Hill to personate one Albany Ley , Steward, and James Lewis to personate Thomas Jones , Cooper of his Majesty's Ship called the Bonaventure, and to swear to two Affidavits before two Justices of the Peace , that there was 40 Butts of Beer that had leek'd in the said Ship, and that he had found Provisions for 80 men for 6 days at whole allowance by the Captain's order. It appeared that the Prisoner was Purser of the said Ship, and did come to the Ashen-tree in Ashen-tree Court, in White-Friers, and there the Prisoner did propose the matter to Hill, but he did refuse it; and returning a little while after, he said he did believe he had got one would do it for him; after that they did meet in Pescod Street, where he did produce the Affidavits, and signed them; after that they did detect him, and he made his escape from them: The Jury after a long Tryal found them guilty of all the Indictments.

[Fine. See summary.]

John Fogam was indicted for a Misdemeanor for forging a Letter of Attorney in the name of one John Wareing , Mariner, in His Majesty's Ship the Unity ; the Jury acquitted him.

John Preistiley , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of John Baker about two in the morning on the 9th of May last and taking thence a Cloath Gown, val 5 l. a Bever Hat 5 s. a Bible 2 s. 6 d. the Goods of John Baker, and a pair of Worsted Breeches, the Goods of George Gorden . It appeared that he did lift up the Sash Window, and with a forked Stick did reach the things: The Jury found him guilty of Felony, but not of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Riley , of the Parish of Saint Anns Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Ralph Roe on the 9th of May last 2 Silver Salvers, 3 Casters, 2 Salts, 2 Tankards, 4 Cup; one Porringer, 9 Spoons, and 40 Shillings in Moneys numbred ; to which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Bell , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3d of June last a Laced Muslin Apron, a Head-dress, and a pair of Muslin Ruffles, the Goods of Thomas Petchel , Sen. and a pair of Buckles with Bristol Stones, the Goods of Thomas Petchel , Jun. It appeared that she was Servant in the House, and took opportunity to take the Goods away, and part of them were found in her custody; she had little to say for her self, the Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Richard Moggs , of the Parish of Saint Peters de Bonds, in the Liberty of the Tower , was indicted for feloniously stealing a 5 s. Piece from the Mint on the 17th of June last; there being a fault in the Indictment, he was acquitted , and a fresh Indictment is ordered against him.

Thomas Drewry , of the Parish of Saint Andrews Holborn , was indicted for High-Treason in counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 24th of June last . It appeared that having information that the Trade of Coining was carried on in George-Yard in Holborn , they went and searcht, and found 20 Shillings in false Milled Money, and some Gold File dust, Shears and Files, and other Implements fitting for the Trade; the Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that the things were none of his, and did believe that they were another man's that lodged in the same House; he called abundance of people to his Reputation; the Jury found him not guilty .

Thomas Carwell , of the Parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch , was indicted for High-Treason for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom, on the 11th of June last . It appeared, that having information that the Trade of Coming was carried on in Holloway-Court in Shoreditch , and upon search they found Flasks ready filled with the Impressions for Money in them, and a Crucible, and False Money, and a Forge built in the Chimney, with Charcoal, and a great quantity of broken Crucibles. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he did know nothing of it, or how those things came there: He said that he had let the Room to two Irish-men that were Soldiers, and called abundance of people to his Reputation; the Jury after all found him not guilty .

William Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison , both of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , were indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant, Coin of this Kingdom on the 1st of July last ; the Indictment being not right drawn, there is ordered a fresh one to be found against them, so they were acquitted .

Elizabeth Mason and Mary Robinson , both of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for Felony and Burglary (the first as Principal, the other as Accessary) for breaking the House of William Jenkinson on the 25th of May last between the hours of Two and Three in the morning, and took thence 6 Holland Shirts, val. 30 s. 12 Smocks, two pair of Sheets, and divers other Goods : The Prosecutor declared that the House was broke open, and the Goods were gone; and the Prosecutor upon search found one of the Smocks upon her, which had been marked with White Thread, and picked out. The Prisoner did deny that ever she did steal any of the Goods; and as for the Shift, she said it was her own, and none of the Prosecutor's for it being marked formerly with an F and an I, she did pick out the Mark, and put in her Name in the room thereof. The Prisoner declared that she was prosecuted out of spight, but it did not avail her; the Jury found Mason guilty , and acquitted the other.

[Branding. See summary.]

William Alcock , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for robbing one Mary Watts , Spinster , on the 19th. of February last, of a Knife, val. 9 d. and a Fork, 9 d. and Two Shillings in Moneys numbred . It appeared that the Prisoner andone Henry Wilder not yet taken, did send for the Prosecutor to the Bull-head in St. Martins Lane, after that they went to one Jones's Coffee-house in St. Martins Lane , where the Prosecutor did alledge that one of them stopp'd her mouth with his Coat-sleeve, and the other rifled her. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called abundance of people who spake very well for him; the Jury taking it into consideration, found him not guilty .

Charles Carr was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for that he with one William Wheatly , did cheat one Hugh Silk of a parcel of Stuffs pretending that William Wheatly was one Samuel Billingham , an Alderman of York . He pleaded guilty to the Indictment.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Christian Callow , together with Mary Collier not yet taken, of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for Picking the Pocket of William Shermar of a Watch, val. 7 l. and a Silver-hasted Knife and Fork, on the 22d. of January , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign . The Jury acquitted her.

Rebekah Smart , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn : was a second time Indicted for stealing from Henry Bell a Crape Gown, a Cloath-Petticoat, and a Lutestring Scarf , on the 25th. of February last. She was acquitted .

Thomas Boone, alias Booth , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Richard Street , about the hour of 2 in the Morning, on the 10th of June last, with intent to steal Mr. Street's Goods . He was found in the House by the Watchman. He pretended he was in drink, and did not know what he did; but that did not avail him; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Robert Winter , of the Parish of Saint Sepulchres , was Indicted for Picking the Pocket of Edward Moone , of a Handkerchief, val. 10 d on the 10th. of July Instant . It appeared that he was seen hovering about the Court in the very face of Justice, and by an accident pulling out the Handkerchief, it was discovered by a Gentleman that stood by him, and searching him they found 4 in his Breeches, and 3 in his Pockets, among which was Mr. Moone's. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that there was a Person that did drop them, and he took them up, but could not prove it. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Susan Jenkins, alias Stuart , of the Parish of Alhallows by Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing a Grezet Gown, a Silk flower'd Petticoat, an Alamode hood, and 70 l. in Moneys numbred , on the 11th. of May last, the Goods of John Morgan . It appeared that she was taken in to be a Servant upon liking, and took her opportunity, and went away with the things. The Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas White , of the Parish of Saint Bridgets , was Indicted for High-Treason, for Coining Forty false Guineas on the 10th. of July last . It appeared that having Information that the Prisoner did follow the Trade, he being one of Moore the Tripeman's Gang, they search'd his Lodgings in the Fleet, where they found several Tools, and a Forge, and hollow Punches. There was another Evidence that did depose that he had sold him a Mill, and had harden'd some Dyes for him, that were to coin King Charles's Guineas with an Elephant at the bottom of the Head, and that he did give 12 d. apiece for the striking them, and 12 d. apiece to a Frenchman to gild them, and that he did edge them himself. There was another Evidence that did say that the Prisoner had given him 19 or 20 False Guineas of King William and Queen Mary, and produced some of them in Court. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that the Tools were his, they being useful to him, he being a Silversmith , and that he did work in his own Chamber. After a long Trial the Jury found him guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Sarah Nutting , of the Parish of Saint Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for taking the Pocket of Stephen Smith , on the 5th of June last. She was acquitted .

Ann Turner , of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Mantua Gown, a Crape Gown, a Serge Petticoat, the Goods of John Jackson , on the 23d. of December , in the Seventh Year of by Majesty's Reign . It appeared that Mr. Jackson's Wife left her at home whilst the went out about her occasions, and in the mean time she took the Goods and went her way. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Elizabeth Vaughan , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , was Indicted for stealing 3 Pewter Dishes from John Toney , on the 27th of June last. It appeared that she did come into the House and take the Goods whilst they went at Dinner but was discovered by the Apprentice. The Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Parker , of the Parish of Saint John Wapping , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for endeavouring to put off a Counterfeit Shilling, knowing the same to be so . The Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

S - T - , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was Indicted for stealing a Peruke on the 27th. of June last. the Goods of Willicat Owen The Jury acquitted him.

Richard Parford was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Forging a Letter of Attorney, to receive the Wages of a Seaman . There being no Evidence against him, he was acquitted .

David Edwards was Indicted for a Misdemeanor, for Printing a most Scandalous label, called, An Anti Curse, which, upon search, was found under the Press ; and Mr. Stephens the Messenger did declare that he had taken him several times for such Crimes, and it always proved to be Popish Work that he did Print. The Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

Benjamin Strutton , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for stealing 32 Ounces of fine silk from Edward Smith . There was no Evidence against him; he was acquitted .

Katherine Buckingham , who formerly pleaded her Belly, was called down to her former Judgment, and ordered for Execution .

The Trials being over, the Court gave Sentence as followeth.

Received Sentence of Death, 5.

James Arnoe. Thomas Boone, alias Booth. Jane Gillet. Sarah Moone, and Thomas White.

Katherine Buckingham , who formerly pleaded her Belly, was called down to her former Judgment, and ordered for Execution .

Burnt in the Hand, 18.

Susan Butterly. Ann bell. Mary Collins, Elizabeth Davis, alias Bowen. Peter Johnson. Susan Jenkins, alias Stuart. Elizabeth Mason. Elizabeth Palatine. John Preistly. Mary Robinson. Robert Roach. George Rossiter, Sarah Riley. Elizabeth Stafford. William Satsfield, Elizabeth Vaughan. Robert Wheeler, and Frances Woolley.

To be Whipt, 5.

Jane Castle. Margaret Edwards, Rebekah Smart, Ann Turner, and Robert Winter,

Richard Eltham and Susan Smith Fined 20 Marks each, and Alice Body 20 l. and Eltham to stand in the Pillory, and the two Women upon it, at the Pay-Office, Royal Exchange, and Cheapside-Conduit, and find Sureties and stand committed till they pay the same.

Charles Carr Fined 40 Marks, and to stand in the Pillory at the Royal Exchange, Cheapside-Conduit, and Temple-Bar.

Abraham Loveney Fined 20 Marks, and George Nicholson 20 Nobles, and to stand in the Pillory at the Three last Places.

Abraham Venable Fined 100 l. and to stand in the Pillory at the said Three Places.

David Edwards Fined 50 l. and to stand in the Pillory at the last Three Places.

Godfrey Grevett Fined 40 l. only.

John Parker Fined a Noble only.

Some Books Printed for B. Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons in Cornhill.

THE Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson, late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, containing fifty four Sermons and Discourses on Several Occasions; together with the rule of Faith. Being all that were published by his Grace himself, and now collected into one Volume: To which is added, an Alphabetical Table of the Principal Matters. Price 20 s.

Six Sermons; viz. Of Stedfastness in Religion. Of Family Religion. Of Education of Children. Of the Advantages of an Early Piety. By his Grace, John, late Archbishop of Canterbury. In 120. price 18 d.

A Persuasive to frequent Communion in the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; Also by his Grace, John, late Archbishop of Canterbury. in 120. Bound 6 d. or Stitch'd in 8vo. 3 d. or something Cheaper to those that are so Charitable to give away Numbers.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with Annotations and very exact Parallel Scriptures. To which is Annex'd the Harmony of the Gospels; as also the Reduction of the Jewish Weights, Coins and Measures, to our English Standards. And a Table of the Promises in Scripture. By Samuel Clark, Minister of the Gospel. Printed in Folio on a very Fair Letter; the like never before in one Volume. To which is newly added a very Exact and Useful Concordance. Price 30 Shill.

Practical Discourses upon the Consideration of our Latter End, and the Danger and Mischief of Delaying Repentance. By Dr. Isaac Barrow, in 8vo. Price 18 d.

The Four Last Things, viz. Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell: Practically Considered and Applied. By W. Bates, D. D. in 120. Price 2 s.

The Great Duty of Resignation to the Divine Will in Afflictions. Also by Dr. Bates. In 8vo. 18 d.

Sermons of the Forgiveness of Sins. On Psalm 130. v. 4. Also by Dr. Bates. Price 18 d.

The Cure of Distractions in Attending upon God. In several Sermons. By Nathanael Vincent, M. A. In 8 vo. Price 2 s.

Also several Sermons against the Love of the World. By N. Vincent. In 120. Price 12 d.

Also his Sermon at the Funeral of Mr. Lawrence. 6 d.

The Bishop of Gloucester's Thansgiving Sermon preached before the House of Lords, April 16.

Mr. Stephens of Sutton in Surrey, his Thanksgiving Sermon preached before the Lord Mayor and Aldermen at Bow-Church the same day.

Mr. John Showers his Thanks giving Sermon the same day.

Mr. Strype of Low-Layton in Essex, his Thanksgiving Sermon the same day.

Mr. Gardiner of London, his Thanksgiving Sermon the same day.

Mr. Butler's Fast-Sermon preached before the Lord Mayor, &c;. at Bow-Church the 26th of June, 1696.

Dr. Towerson's Sermon concerning Vocal and Instrumental Musick in the Church.

A Sermon preached at the Meeting of Protestent Diffenters, called Quakers, in Turner's Hall, London, on the 16th of the Second Month, 1696. Being the Publick Day of Thanksgiving for the Deliverance of the King and Kingdom. By George Keith. To which is added a Testimony of Fidelity and Subjection to King William the IIId. from the aforesaid People on behalf of themselves and others of the same Persuasion with them.

An Exact Narrative of the Proceedings at Turners-Hall, the 11th of the Month called June, 1696. Together with the Disputes and Speeches, there, between George Keith and other Quakers, differing from him in some Religious Principles. The whole Published and Revised by George Keith. With an Appendix containing some New Passages to prove his Opponents guilty of Gross Erros and Self-Contradictions.

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

A Conference with an Anabaptist. By Dr. Asheton of Beckenham in Kent. Price 12 d.

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

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

Contemplations of Death and Immortality: By the late Earl of Manchester. The 15th Edition, In 120. Price 12 d.

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.

Mr. Flamstead of Greenwich, his exact Correct Tide-Table; shewing the true Times of the High-Water at London-Bridge to every day in the year 1696. Price 2 d. (very proper for all publick Houses).

An Admirable Water against Convulsion Fits, and the Falling Sickness. Being a Secret kept in an Eminent Family for many Years, and now for general good made publick. To be sold by Mr. Aylmer at the Three Pidgeons against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. The smaller Bottle at 3 s.

At the Blew Ball in Whale Bone-Court, at the Lower End of Bartholomew Lane, near the Royal Exchange; Liveth W. Eimy. Professor of Physick, of known Integrity: Who most safely and expeditiously Cures Deafness and Noises in the Ears in 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 can testify. The Ear is the Organ of Hearing, the most Spiritual Sense, the Agent of Understanding, the Gate through which Sense, Truth, and Virtue, hath its Entrance into the Soul. He hath likewise a Pill which Cleanseth the Blood from all Impurities, infallibly curing the Scurvey: It cures the Head-Ach to Admiration, taking away Vapours Offensive to the Brain: It creates a good Stomach and Digestion; takes away Sharpness of Urine, and Cleanseth the Reins; and being a certain and present remedy for the Gout. It cures all Joynt-Pains, resists Feavers and Surseits; and preserves the Body in perfect Health. He hath Boxes of several Prices, according as Necessity requires, with Directions, from 1 s. 6 d. to 3 s. Also 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.