Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 24 July 2014), September 1696 (16960909).

Old Bailey Proceedings, 9th September 1696.

THE Proceedings on the King's Commission of 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, Saturday, Monday, and Thursday, being the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 17th Days of September, 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, Saturday, Monday, and Thursday, being the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 17th Days of September, 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 Majesty's Justices for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors are as follow:

London Jury.

Joseph How ,

William Head ,

Jeremiah Mitchell ,

Robert Williamson ,

Francis Egglestone ,

Thomas Marshall ,

Thomas Winmard ,

Zacharias Dixon ,

Benjamin Asgill ,

John Harris ,

Robert Sweemsin ,

Henry Emmet .

Middlesex Jury.

Francis Chapman Gent.

John Page Gent.

William Attley Gent.

John Marsh Gent.

Jasper Hodgden ,

Christopher Rednap ,

William Bird ,

Michael Miles ,

John Lacy ,

Thomas Low ,

Henry Street ,

John Peacock .

The Proceedings were these:

John Cumberland of the Parish of St. Peters Cornhil , was indicted for feloniously stealing 134 yards of Callico, value 20 l. the Goods of Thomas Collins , on the 29th of July last; to which indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Ann Povey and Rachel Rivers were indicted for stealing 79 l. from one Mr. Durant , on the 25th of June last; to which Indictment they pleady Guilty .

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

Grace Cooke of the Parish of St. Botolphs without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Catherine Cox , Widow , 2 Flaxen Sheets, and 2 Pewter Dishes , on the 10th of July last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Tall of the Parish of St. Botolphs without Aldgate , was indicted for stealing a Serge Wastecoat , on the 16th of July last, from Richard Salt ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

William Baker of the Parish of St. Matthews Friday-street , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Frize Coat, a pair of Cloth Breeches, and divers other Goods , from George Parker , on the 19th of February last; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

Elianor Crisp, alias Freeman , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 95 pound weight of Feathers , from Nicholas Thorne , on the 30th of July last; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Elizabeth Crow of the Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch, in the Ward of Langhorne , was indicted for stealing 26 yards of Norwich Stuff , on the 30th of July last, the Goods of Thomas and William Glinn ; to which Indictment she pleady Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Wood of the Parish of St. Magnes by the Bridge , was indicted for stealing 15 yards of Linnen Cloth , on the 3d of August last, the Goods of John Reeve ; to which Indictment she likewise pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Robert Townsend of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Gelding, value 5 l. the Goods of William Stiles , on the 21th of August last: It appeared that the Prisoner took the Horse out of the Grounds at Ditton near Uxbridge , and brought it to Smithfield to sell, which was found upon him. The Prisoner did not deny it, and said that it was the first Fact that ever he did, and was very sorry for it, saying, that he was very Poor. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Jane Miller of the Parish of St. Olaves Hart-street , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Samuel Towson , on the 20th of July last, about the hour of One in the Night, and taking thence 3 l. in Moneys numbred . It appeared that the Door was lockt and bolted when they went to Bed, and the Watchman coming about found the Doors open, and called them up; and searching the House, found the Prisoner hid under a Bed; and searching her, found part of the Money in her Bosom: The Prisoner did utterly deny the Fact, and said that she did never see any of the Money, and that she was prosecuted because she would not give Evidence against two Persons that were in Prison: As for her being found in the House, she said that they had given her leave to lie there, but it did not avail her; the Jury found her Guilty of Felony, but not of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

Judith Wallis of the Parish of St. Helens Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Elizabeth Howard Spinster , 8 yards of Bone-lace, value 40 s. on the 29th of July last. It appeared that the Prisoner and another Woman came into her Shop, and cheapned some Lace, and whilst the Prosecutor's Back was turn'd, the Prisoner had conveyed the Lace under her Apron : and the Lace being presently mist, the Prosecutor laid hold of her, and she dropt it upon the ground. The Prisoner did deny the Fact, and said that she did go into the Shop with one Betty Johnson , but never did any such thing. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]

Rachel Smith of the Parish of St. Margaret Lothbury ; was indicted for feloniously stealing from Edward Pollington , a silk Hood, value 9 s. and divers other Goods , on the 30th of May last. It appeared that she was a Servant in the House, and took her opportunity to take the Goods; and that she had confessed the same, and said she would help them to the Goods again if they would not have her before a Constable; but upon her Trial she utterly disowned the Fact, and said that the Hood was hers, it did not avail her; the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Frances Woolley of the Parish of Great St. Bartholomews , was indicted for stealing two Handkerchiefs, and a lace Pinner, the Goods of Margaret Hunter Widow , and two Holland Aprons, the Goods of Sarah Thompson . It appeared that the Prisoner was an Alms-woman , and took the Goods, which were found upon her; and the Prisoner said that she could say nothing for her self; The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

James Izard , Robert Middleton , James Humphreys , John Cox , Charles Pepper , Francis Shettle , John Hopkins , William Bowles , Charles Attee , John Trantam , John Wallis , Charles Gerrard , and Edward Lowder , all of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , were indicted for the Murther of John Ely on the 7th of July last; for that they, with a Staff, value 2 d. did break and overturn a Wherry, whereby the said Ely was drowned : They were likewise Indicted a second time, for the Murther of Henry Burnifold as aforesaid . It appeared, that Burnifold having a Warrant to Impress Men for His Majesty's Service, and that both the Deceaseds and their Gang went on Board the White-Hart Barge belonging to Abingdon, about one in the night, and asked for the Master of the Barge: and then he asked them ifthey were Priviledged, but they made no Answer; then he had two of them to go into his Boat, which they refused; when on a sudden came Men from behind the Barge, and cried, Knock them down, and beat them with Staves into the Boat, and made several holes in it, whereby it sunk and they were drowned, and a Fisherman's Boy took up the rest of the Men that were floating upon the Water. The Prisoners alledged, That when they came aboard, they did hold Pistols at them, and cut at them with Swords, and never gave them the word that they were Press master s, and did think that they did come with an intent to rob the Barge, they having a great charge of Money in it; So after all, the Jury found them not Guilty , but ordered to give Sureties for their Behaviour for a Twelvemonth .

John Hartwell of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for the Murther of Kemeys Hughes on the 10th of April last, for that he, with William Mulgrave , Walter Corbett , and William Bedow , not yet taken, did Assault the deceased with a Sword, value 2 s. and gave him one Mortal Wound on the right part of the Breast, nigh to the Collar Bone of the breadth of an inch, and the depth of 8 inches, of which he instantly died . There was no Evidence against the Prisoner, so he was acquitted .

Elizabeth Bates of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 14 yards of flower'd silk from Jacob Banes , on the 20th of January in the Seventh year of His Majesty's Reign : It appeared that she had stole the Silk and had pawned it at a Brokers for 30 s. and afterwards sold it to another for 3 l. 5 s. who having occasion for more of the same Silk, the Prisoner had her to go to the Prosecutor's Shop, where she might match it, which she did, and was stopt, to bring forth how she came by it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that she had it of a strange woman to carry it to pawn, but could not prove it, nor call any to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

W - P - of the Parish of Kensington ; was Indicted for stealing from Elizabeth Ernley Spinster , on the 30th of August last, a Lac'd Gauze Head, a Damask Gown, and a Persian silk Gown ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Elizabeth Greene of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 5 yards of Norwich stuff , on the 6th of August last, the Goods of Thomas Ward ; to which Indictment she pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Cyrus Simon , a Frenchman, of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted for the Murther of James Madivo on the 12th of July last, between the hours of 10 or 11 in the morning as he was going to Church, by giving him one mortal wound with a Musquettoon, value 2 s. 6 d. hiden with Gun Powder, and 3 leaden Bullets, nigh to the Left Pap, of the length of 7 inches, and of the depth of 12 inches, of which wound he languished till 8 at night and then died . It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was seen to lean on the deceased's shoulder, and went into Artilleny-lane towards the French Church, where they did see the deceased struggle with the Prisoner, and the Prisoner did take the Musquettoon out of his Bosom, and did discharge it against his Belly, and the deceased fell down; then the Prisoner did endeavour to make his escape, but was taken; Then they went to assist the deceased, who did declare, that it was his Son-in-Law that had done that wicked act: The Surgeon did declare that he did search his Wound, and found it to be Mortal, and that the Bullets did go through his Liver, and his Guts came out, and he sewed it up. He further declared, that there had been some falling out between the deceased and the Prisoner, who said, that his Father owed him above 30 l. and would not pay him, and desired that he would be Mediator between them. There was other Evidence declared, that he threatned to kill the deceased. The Prisoner could in no ways deny the Fact, and said before the Justice, that if the deceased was dead he should be dead too, but said he was sorry for it. He called divers Witnesses, who did declare, That they did think that he was Lunatick, and that the occasion might come from a suspicion that he had of his Wife's Inconstancy; but that did not avail him; the jury considering the matter, found him Guilty of wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Jones of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Ann Loverance Widow , a laced Muslin Nightroyl, and a suit of Muslin Head-Cloaths, with other Goods , on the 2d of August last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner went into the Kitchen, and took the Cloaths out of a Tub, and put them into her Apron, and was going her ways, but was stopt. The Prisoner did endeavour to avoid it, and said that she was never in the Kitchen, but that there happening a shower of Rain, she did go to the Door, and staid to shelter her self from the Wet, and set down on the Bench, and that a Woman came and gave them to her; she could not prove, nor call any to her reputation; the Jury taking it into consideration, found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Mary Ley of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for feloniously stealing one flaxen Table Cloth, and 4 yards of Blue, the Goods of James Allen , a Grazet Gown and Sattin Petticoat, the Goods of Walter Glover , on the 19th of August . It appeared that she was Servant in the House, and took the Goods, and went her ways; but having Information that she was at Winford-street in Spittle-Fields, they found her with some of the Goods upon her Back. The Prisoner did deny the Fact, but said that she did live in the House, and that the Goods were lent by Glover's Wife, but could not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Paul Bowles of the Parish of Hendon , was indicted for feloniously stealing one Ewe Sheep, value 12 s. on the 4th of September last, the Goods of Daniel Kemp Gent. to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Sarah Hill of the Parish of Alhallows Barking , was indicted for feloniously stealing 60 Ounces of Silver, value 20 l. the Goods of a Person unknown, on the 31th of August last. It appeared upon the Trial that her Husband had left the silver with her, who is since fled. She called abundance of People to her Reputation, who gave a very good Character of her, but said that her Husband was a very ill liver. The Jury taking it into Consideration acquitted her.

Elizabeth Starr, alias Oshorne , and Elizabeth Perry , both of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Robbing one Richard Gurney , of a Linnen Portmanteau and Wooden Box, with 540 yards of Bone-Lace, on the 22th of June last . It appeared that as he was going up Snow Hill, he did meet the two Women, who asked him, If he sold Lace? and he replied, Yes; then they went to the Golden Ball in Hoster-lane, but pretending that they had no Money, they desired him to go home with them, and they would give ready Money for a good parcel of it; Then they went to Saffron-Hill , and going along, a Man came behind him with a Handkerchief, and had like to have strangled him, and the two Woman took his Goods, and went away. It was further proved, that they did Sell part of the Lace for 12 d. a yard, as much as came to 20 l. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and said that they did know nothing of it, and that the Prosecutor would needs drink with them, which they did consent to, and a while after they went their ways; it did not avail them, and they were known to be Offenders. The Jury found them both Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

John Norris of the Parish of St. Gregories , was indicted for Robbing Mary Stutter on the Highway, of a laced Head-Dress, value 40 s. on the 12th of June last. It appeared, that as she came down Pater-Noster-Row , she was set upon by four Men, who did thrust her up, and that the Prisoner did take it out of the Box, and went his way. There was other Evidence that did declare, that he did make it his practice to go out every night upon the same account. It further appeared that he had been formerly Transported, and an old Offender. The Jury found him Guilty of Felony and Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Richard Quinter of the Parish of Foster lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Peter Floyer , 11 Ounces of Silver , on the 11th of June last; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Edward Bromfield of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the East , was indicted for Robbing Thomas Starke on the Highway, and taking from him a Bever Hat, value 50 s. on the 30th of July last. It appeared, that as he was going home about 9 at night, that the Prisoner came up to him and snatcht his Hat off his Head, and ran away; and being pursued, he dropt it upon the Ground: The Prisoner could not tell what to say for himself, but Witnesses appeared for him, declared, that he was Lunatick. The Jury taking it into consideration, acquitted him .

George Hind and John Spires , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Elizabeth Kirk Widow , on the 26th of March last, about 4 in the morning, taking thence 13 pieces of Silk, to the value of 90 l. It appeared that the Prosecutor's Shop was broke upon, and the Goods were gone; and that the worst of the Goods they sold for 1 s. 6 d. a yard and the best for 2 s. 6 d. and that they sold them for 31 l. to one Mrs. Grant. There was another that declared, that that night the Robbery was committed, Hind did call for a Bag and a Betty. Spires denied the Fact, and said he did not know any thing of the matter; and the Evidence not being so strong against him, he was acquitted ; but the Evidence was positive against Hind, and he could not call any as to his Reputation; The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Elianor Dick, alias Dike , Elizabeth Thomas, alias Petison , and Elizabeth Smith , all of the Parish of Paddington , were Indicted for feloniously stealing from Robert Davenport , a stuff Gown and Petticoat, a Diaper Table Cloth, and divers other Goods , on the 20th of August last. It appeared that they were seen to come down Westburn-Green together, and that Dick went into Mr. Davenport's yard, and brought away the Goods, and then they went all together; but being discovered by a Neighbour, they found the Goods upon her; yet she would have denied the Fact, but it was positive against her; but she did declare afterwards, that the two other Women did not know any thing of it; and they did say, that they did not know her, for that they did meet her on the way. The Jury found Dick Guilty , and the two others were Acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]

Jane Bridgeman, alias White , Ann Omer , Ann Richardson , and Mary Hardgate , were all indicted for picking the Pocket of Nathanael Henchman , on the 10th of August last, of a silver Watch and a silver Tobacco-Box . It appeared that he did go to Drink with the Prisoners, being something in Drink, they took the Goods out of his Pocket, and went their way. The Prisoners denied the Fact, the Jury found them all not Guilty .

Deborah Burgis of the Parish of St. Botolphs without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a silk Gown, and a Cloth Gown, a pair of Stays, and a silver Watch , the Goods of Oliver Smart , on the 30th of July last. It appeared that she was a Servant in the House, and took them away; She did confess it upon her Tryal, and the Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Ann Allen, alias, Broken-back Nan , and Ruth Pattison , both of the Parish of St. Leonards Bromeley , in the County of Middlesex, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of John Coleman on the 12th of August , between the hours of 12 and 4 in the afternoon, and taking thence a pair of flaxen Sheets, and 8 Offinbridge Pillowbers, and divers other Goods . It appeared upon search, that there was found in Pattison's Room, some pieces of ragg'd Linnen, which the Prosecutor's Wife said was taken from her whilst she was gone a Hay-making; but Pattison said, that the Rags she found in the Street, and washed them on purpose to Sell. There was no Evidence against Allen, so they were both acquitted .

Mary Bently of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Nicholas Lacy , on the 24th of July last, a Crape Gown. Petticoat, a Holland Smock, an Embroidered Purse with a Dollar in it, and divers other Goods . It appeared that she was a Lodger in the House, and was desired by Mrs. Lacy to look after her Husband that was Lunatick, but taking her advantage, carried away the said Goods, which she did confess before the Justice when taken, but denied it upon her Trial, and said, that the Goods were Lent her, but could not prove it, neither could she call any Persons to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Mary Smith of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Thomas Jessam four Pewter Dishes, four Pewter Plates, and a Pewter Porringer , on the 26th of August last. It appeared that the Prisoner did go down stairs into the Cellar, and take the Goods, and went her ways; but being pursued, she was taken in Holbourn with the Goods upon her. She denied the Fact, and said that she did know nothing of it; but that did not avail her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Witney Waterfeild of the Parish of St. Botolphs without Bishopsgate , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Ann Saunders Widow , on the 6th of July last, a Silk Petticoat, and a Gold Watch, and two Gold Earrings, with divers other Goods . It appeared that the Prisoner was a Coachman that did drive Newington Stage, and that the Prosecutor was to go to Newington, and gave him a Box, and bad him to set it before the Coach in the feet of it, which he did; but afterwards did remove it behind, and as they went to Newington the Goods were lost. The Prisoner did deny the Fact, and said that he knew not how the things were gone. He called several People to his Reputation, the Jury found him not guilty .

Avis Barnet of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing from Ultra Boyne Widow , on the 20th of August last, and taking a Long Scarf, a Neck Scarf, Serge Gown and Petticoat, with divers other Goods . The Evidence did declare, that she did buy part of the Goods of the Prisoner. The Prisoner did not deny that she sold them, but said that she had them of a young Woman who did bring them to her; there were several people who did declare that the other Woman did offer the things to sell before, and that the Prisoner was of a very good Reputation. The Jury found her not guilty .

Margaret Price of the Parish of Istleworth , was Indicted for the Murther of her Female Bastard Child , on the first of July last. It appeared that the Churchwardens of the Parish suspecting that she was with Child, she lately having a great Belly, seemed as if she had lost it, they sent their Beadle and a Midwife to search her; the Midwife taking some Women with her went to her, and she confessed that she had miscarried, and had thrown it into a Cart-rutt. But it was further observed that she was so far gone, that it could not be put there; they searched about, and in the Garden, under a little Dunghil, they found the Child hid, which they did think was at its full time. The Prisoner could not deny the Fact, but said that it was born dead, she having hurt her self, and that she did cry, out when she was delivered, but could not prove it. The Jury found her guilty of Murther.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

William Unitt of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted of High-Treason, for counterfeiting the currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 16th of April , in the Sixth Year of His Majesties Reign. The Evidence declared, That he had been a Clipper and Coiner for ten Years past and that they did see him coin at a place called Old Ford, by Hackney , about 3 or 400 l. both by stamping and casting it; and that he did see him stamp 15 l. in a Gravel-pit, called Five Acres by Cambridge Heath . There was other Evidence who declared that he did Clip, and of the Clipping, with some Copper he did make money. There was a Constable did aver, that he confest he had drove the Trade, and told him where he should go and find some Flasks, and other Utensils, which he did. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and declared that the never saw same of the Evidence in all his life, and called Evidence for his Reputation: But the Jury considering upon the matter, found him guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Wright of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted of High Treason, for counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom on the first of August last. It appeared that she did follow the Trade, and assisted the aforesaid Unitt in coining of false money, and helpt him to mould the Flasks. They did declare, that she used to stand and watch if any body was coming, when Unitt was coining in the Gravel pit; and that she did bring Stuff called Spawd, and a pair of Screws fitting for the work. There was another Evidence depos'd, That she did see her coin in an empty house at Cambridge Heath . The Prisoner deni'd the Fact, saying that she was a stranger to the matter, and that she never was in the house days of her breath at Cambridge Heath. She called some people to her Reputation, who said they knew no harm by her. The Jury found her guilty of High-Treason.

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Thomas Peirce of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for stealing a Silk Petticoat on the 5th of June last, the Goods of William Browne . It appeared that he came into Browne's house, called for a Pint of Drink, and whilst they went for it he took the Petticoat, and went his way; but being pursued he was taken, and the Goods found upon him. Searching him, they found two Picklock Keys, and in his Breeches a Womans Smock, with a Loadstone. He was known to be an old Offender. The Jury found him guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

Urian Pulford of the Parish of Hackney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brown Gelding, value 6 l. from Henry Palmer on the 14th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner took the Horse out of the Grounds, and rode away with it to Cannon-gate in Staffordshire. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he did hire a Horse to go into Staffordshire at Blossoms Inn, but did not know it was the Prosecutor's. He not proving it, the Jury found him guilty .

He was a second time Indicted of a Trespass, for taking away a Copper from Joshua Powell . It appeared that he was his Servant , and took it away, selling it to one Mr. Pero in Houndsditch. He confest it before the Justice when taken. The Jury found him guilty a second time.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Tooth of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from John Stennett , a Cloth Mantua Gown and Petticoat, with divers other Goods , on the 6th of April last. The Prosecutor declared that he was but just come to Town, that his Trunk was cut from behind the Coach, in which were the Goods; that they were sold by the Prisoner in the Strand, and that she had 5 l. 10 s. for them. The Prisoner denied the Fact, said that she had them from one Mrs. Mansfield, and did sell the things for her. The Jury found her not guilty .

John Erwin of the Parish of Whitechappel , was indicted for stealing divers Goods from William Findall , to which Indictment he pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

John Lacy of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was Indicted of Felony and Burglary, for breaking the house of James Bonner , on the 28th of December in the Sixth Year of His Majesties Reign, about the hour of Six in the morning . TheEvidence not being sufficient to convict him, he was acquitted .

Peter Paul , together with John Rind and Thomas Hiron not yet taken, all of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , were Indicted of Felony and Burglary, for breaking the house of Ursula Edwards Widow , on the 30th of August , about the hour of Two in the Night, with an Intent to steal the Goods . It appeared they got a Ladder, and put it to the Window; took a Pane of Glass, and were going in: But the Prosecutor waking, they were put to flight, and pursuing them, the Prisoner was taken. Being carried before a Justice, did confess the same; that he was to watch, whilst the other robbed the house. The Jury taking it into consideration, found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

Edward Holland , and Peter Robinson , both of the Parish of Kensington , were Indicted for the Murther of William Iles a Quaker, on the 6th of September last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword value 2 s. on the right part of the Body nigh to the short Ribs, of the breadth of an Inch, and the depth of 12 Inches, of which he soon after died . It appeared that the deceased and another man were coming to London, that they did meet the two Prisoners, who shuffed them; and the Deceased said to him, Canst thou not go about thy Business? With that he struck the Deceased with a Stick, then he defended himself, and the Prisoner Holland drew his Sword; but Robinson pacified him, and made him put up his Sword again. After a while he ran to the Deceased again, and struck him, but the Deceased took his Stick from him, and broke his head. The Prisoner drew his Sword, and gave him the aforesaid Wound; afterwards leapt over a Hedge, and would have made his Escape, but was taken. The Deceased sat down in the Road, and there died. The Prisoner could not say any thing on his own behalf, but that the Deceased broke his head first, and did unfortunately kill him, but could not prove it. The Jury found Holland guilty of Murder, and acquitted the other.

They were a second time Indicted upon the Coroner's Inquest for Murder, and Holland was found guilty, and the other acquitted.

[Death. See summary.]

Elizabeth Jones, alias Harris , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Thomas Davis a Silver Tankard value 5 l. 19 s. in monies numbred , on the first of August last. It appeared that he lockt the same in a Trunk, and about 9 at night mist it. Then he went to Goldsmith's-Hall, and gave out Bills, that if the same should come to be sold, they should stop the Party that offer'd it. About 9 the next morning, the Prisoner sold it to a Goldsmith in Leicester Fields, who gave her 4 l. 12 s. for it, and a while after he had a Bill to stop it. Then he went and got a Warrant, found her out, and she was committed to the Gatehouse. The Prisoner said that she had it of another Woman to sell, but she could not prove it. The Jury found her guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Thomas Barlow of the Parish of Heston , was Indicted for a Robbery on the Highway committed on Samuel Hosey Gent. on the 24th of February in the 6th Year of His Majesties Reign, and taking from him a Gelding value 16 l. 3 pair of Pistols, 3 Gold Rings, a Watch, 2 Guinea's, and 20 s. in monies numbred . It appeared that the Prosecutor was robbed on Hounslow-Heath , they bound him, and put the Saddle under his head, saying. He was a fat Man, and would be dead before the morning. There was another Evidence that took him at Bristol, and did declare that the Prisoner did say, he was sorry he had not killed the Man that the Saddle was under his head. It was further proved, that he had broke out of Newgate some time before, when he was to be prosecuted for this Fact. The Prisoner could not call any Witnesses on his behalf, but said he was prosecuted only for the Lucre of 40 l. The Jury found him guilty of the said Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Budley was Indicted of a Misdemeanor, for unlawfully getting Dyes for the Coining of False Guinea's . It appeared that she did come to the Harts-horns Inn in Barnet , and did desire to be shew'd a Room, and to bring her some drink. Then she shewed them a Note for the things, and the Hostler went into the Stable, and brought them to her, and she had him to keep them for her till the morning, which he did. Then she said she did think they were not for any good use, would throw them away; and in the morning, pursuing her Journey, she threw them into a Hedge. Being taken, and carried before a Justice, she did confess where she threw them. The Jury acquitted her.

Henry Mansfield of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , was Indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 27th of August last. It appeared by the Evidence, that he had Coined several great quantities of False money every day, for almost a month together, in Garden-Allies . It was further proved, That he did buy Flasks, and other Materials fitting for the Work, in Noble-street, and that he did see him use them, and produced some of the money which he did see him make. The Prisoner did deny the Fact, and said that he never could cast any thing in all his life; that he did formerly keep an Ironmonger's shop in Fleet-street, and that when he fail'd in the World, which was about two Years since, he brought off 100 l. and did live upon it ever since, but it did not avail him. The Jury found him guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Prudence Brookes, alias Johnson , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing 8 Yards of Muslin, and 5 Yards of Calico , on the 11th of July last, the Goods of John Duglett . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

Henry Tilson of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted of High Treason, for Clipping the currant and lawful Coin of this Kingdom , on the 22th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that he had seen him Clip above 1000 l. at several times, and that he did allow him 6 d. in the pound for Clipping it; and that he did Clip in a middle room in Garden-Allies by Clerkenwell , and that afterwards the Clippings were carried up Stairs, and melted. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he did know nothing of it, he being a Weaver by his Trade. He called divers People to his Reputation, who said, that they never knew any harm by him; The Jury considering the matter, found him not Guilty .

John Baker of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 28th of March last. It appeared, that having Information that he did drive the Trade, they went and searcht, and found a Paper of Clippings, several pair of Scissars, a lump of melted Silver, and old Shoes, whereon Money had been Rubbed. The Prisoner did deny the Fact, and said, that he did find the Clippings upon the Stairs by the Ditch-side, and afterwards did put them into his Comb Case; as for the lump of silver, he said, that he bought it; as for the Shoes, he said, that he had a Half Crown that was naught, and he did rub it upon them to know whether it was good or no: He called several People to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter, found him not Guilty .

John Bevin of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was Indicted for the Murther of John Stockton , the Victualler in Grub-street , on the 14th of December, in the seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, by strangling him with a Neckcloth, value 2 d. of which he died . It appeared that there came 3 men to Drink, and they wanted something for their Supper; then they had a Pound of Sausages fried; and after they had done, they fell to Drinking of Hot Pots of Ale and Brandy; After they had done, they cried, Come, and they rose up, laid hands upon him, and Strangled him till his Tongue came out of his Mouth and tied his Hands behind him, and struck him with a Pistol upon the Head; then they bound the Woman in a Chair, and Robbed the House, and went their ways. There was other Evidence that did declare, That he was a very ill Man, and had been in a great many Robberies. He did deny the Fact, and called a Witness to prove that he was in Love Court in Shoe-lane, but that did in no ways avail him The Jury found him Guilty of Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

Mary Murrfey of the Parish of St. Michael Bassishaw , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a silver Tankard from William Austin , on the 15th of April last. It appeared that the Prosecutor lost his Tankard, but could not say, that she did take it. The Jury acquitted her.

James Collins of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was Indicted for picking the Pocket of William Gardiner of 20 s. on the 3d of September last; that as he was going through Smithfield during the Fair, he was thrust up by the Hospital-Gate by a parcel of men; and that in the mean time his Pocket was pickt, and missing his Money, he laid hold of the Prisoner, suspecting that he had it, but said that he would not Swear it. The Jury found him not Guilty .

Elizabeth Harris, alias Essex , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for feloniously stealing a Lutestring Mantua Gown value 20 s. a Holland Shirt, and divers other Goods , from Benjamin Berry on the 27th of August last. The Evidence declared, that she was a Lodger in the house, and took the Goods away; but following her, found the Gown upon her back. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying she did borrow them, but could not prove it. The Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

John Brockhouse was indicted of a Misdemeanor, for taking an Iron-grate from the Freehold of Sir Richard Sands Baronet in Bloomsbury . It appeared, that coming along the street, he did see the Prisoner lie upon the Grate with his Belly, and had loosned it; seizing on him, he endeavour'd to make his escape, but pursuing him to Bloomsbury Square, where being searcht, theyfound a Betty about him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that his Foot slipt in, and so he fell down. As for the Betty, he said that it was useful to him in his Trade, he being a Carpenter . The Jury considering the whole matter, found him guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Adam Chamberlaine of the Parish of South-Mims , was Indicted for Counterfeiting the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 17th of August last. The Evidence declared, that about the month of March last, he did see him Coin a small Sum of money in a lone House by the Highway-side, and shewed him a Shilling Dye at Joe's Coffee-house in Salisbury Court; that the Prisoner when taken was searcht, and in his Glove he found a parcel of Counterfeit money all of one sort of Coin, and being surprized with it, declared he would make a Discovery. Upon his Tryal he denied it, saying he had it of one Glover, and called Witnesses to prove the same, but it did not avail him. The Jury found him guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

Joseph Jones, alias Sheggy , of the Parish of Pancrass , was Indicted for robbing Joseph Tomlin on the Highway on the 10th of July last, of a Castor Hat, and 7 s. and 9 d. in monies numbred . The Evidence declared, That as he was coming from Hamstead, he was set upon by the Prisoner, and two men more, who took him into a Field, bound him, rob'd him, and went their ways. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called some people, who did declare that he was at another place when the Robbery was committed. The Jury found him not guilty .

John Davies was indicted for speaking seditious and wicked words against His Most Serene Majesty King William III . It appeared that he spoke the words about a year and half ago. He was acquitted by the late Act .

Thomas Faux, alias Fox , was indicted of a Misdemeanor, for procuring a Lodging for Major Lowick, who was lately executed for High Treason, and speaking divers seditious and dangerous words , which was fully proved against him. The Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Elizabeth Hutton was indicted for stealing divers pieces of Norwich Stuffs , from Thomas and William Blythe . To which Indictment she pleaded guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

Thomas Hollyland of the Parish of Aldgate , was indicted of High-Treason, for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom , on the 20th of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner kept the Crown Inn without Aldgate , and had Clipt at several times almost 2000 l. in a Room called the Crown, over the Gate. He denied the Fact, and said that he was out of Town at Chipping Onger in Essex at that time, but could not prove it. He called several people to his Reputation, but the Evidence being very positive against him, the Jury found him guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

John Wilder of the Parish of St. Anns Westminster , was Indicted of High-Treason, for that he, with Sarah Wilder , and Joseph Wynne , not yet taken, did Clip the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 9th of May last. The Evidence was his Son-in-law, who declared that he saw him Clip, and that the Shears were fixt in the middle of the Room where he did it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said he was maliciously prosecuted by his Wife, he having had some falling out with her; that she wasted his Goods, and her Son and she did spend it together. The Jury considering the matter fully, found him not guilty .

Ann Devine, alias Whitaker , of the Parish of Stepney , was Indicted of High-Treason upon two Indictments, the first for Clipping , and the other for Coining on the first of January , in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign. The Evidence depos'd, that she took a House for Mr. Unitt at Cock-hill by Ratcliff , did Clip several parcels of money, and helpt him to Coin at other times. The Prisoner utterly denied the Fact, averring she did never Clip nor Coin in all her life. She called abundance of people to her Reputation, who declared she had always been an industrious Woman to get her Livelihood. The Jury found her not guilty .

Henry Atkinson, alias Atkins , and Jane his Wife , both of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were Indicted upon two Indictments; the first for Counterfeiting , and the other for Clipping of money , on the 21st of August last. It appeared, that having Information that the Trade of Clipping and Coining was carried on at the Moted-house beyond Tuttle-fields, Westminster , and by cunning having got entrance, they seized a person, who, whilst they were busy a searching, made his Escape by a Plank, for that purpose, over the Mote; but being taken again about three days after, made a Discovery where the Tools were, and told them they should find them sunk in the Mote at the Root of a Willow-tree, where searching again they were found. In the Garret, by the Chimney, under a Board, they found divers things fitting for the Trade. The Evidence declared, They had Coined about 260 l. and Clipt 150 l. and that the Woman was the best Artist, having learned her Trade about 11 or 12 years ago of one Devorall. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and called people to their Reputation, but it did not avail them. The Jury found them guilty of both Indictments.

[Henry: Death. See summary.]

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

Alexander Waugh was indicted of a Misdemeanor, for the Rescue of Sir James Montgomery , who was a Prisoner with one William Sutton the King's Messenger . It appeared that he did corrupt one Munday, and gave him 20 Guinea's, bidding him to prevail with the two Centinels, Charles Macullow and Thomas Smith , who gave them money, and told them they should be taken care of, which he accordingly did. And that they did let him escape, a little while after they followed him, and about two days after they met with the Prisoner at the Pope's-Head Tavern by the Exchange, where he made their money up 12 Guinea's a man, sent for new Cloaths for them, and Periwigs; made them pull off their Soldiers Cloaths, put on the others, and sent them away to France. It was further proved, that he gave Munday 60 Guinea's in all. The Fact being fully proved against him, the Jury found him guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Richard Emmerton was indicted of a Misdemeanor, for procuring great quantities of Broad and Clipt money and that the Broad money he had Clipt, and afterwards got it into the King's Exchequer, as it appeared by the Book; On the 8th of April last 400 l. 18th of April 520 l. the 26th, 600 l. the 2d of May 1400 l. and the Clippings he got made into money . The Evidence did further declare, that he gave 200 l. of Broad money, for 300 l. of Counterfeit. The Prisoner denied the Fact, said that he was a Grazier , took great quantities of Little money, and that he did return it into the Exchequer for one Mr. Woodcock, Receiver-General for Leicestershire, who was to pay him again for the same: That when the Fact was committed, he was at Long-Crandon in Buckinghamshire and called Witnesses to prove that he was at the place aforesaid. The Jury having considered the Fact, found him guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

Robert Atkinson was likewise indicted of a Misdemeanor. The Evidence declared that he was a Watchmaker, lived at Old Bethlehem, and gave 12 d. in the pound for Broad money ; which being fully proved, the Jury brought him in guilty of the said Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

On Thursday Sir John Fenwick Bar. was brought into Court, where he was Arraigned for High-Treason, for Conspiring the Death of the King , and Pleaded Not Guilty; The Court gave him notice to prepare himself for his Trial on Thursday next, at 9 of the Clock in the Forenoon.

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

Received Sentence of Death, 20.

Henry Atkinson, alias Atkins, and Jane Atkinson his Wife, Thomas Barlow. John Bevin. Adam Chamberlaine. George Hind. Edward Holland. Thomas Holland. Elizabeth Hutton. Henry Mansfeild. John Norris. Anne Povey, Elizabeth Perry. Margaret Price. Urian Pulford. Peter Paul. Cyrus Simon. Elizabeth Starr. William Unit. Elizabeth Wright.

Burnt in the Hand, 18.

Elizabeth Bates. Paul Bowles, Deborah Burgis, Mary Bentley. Prudence Brookes, Grace Cook. Elinor Crisp. Elizabeth Crow. Elinor Dick alias Dike. John Erwin. Elizabeth Green. Rachel Griffin. Elizabeth Jones, alias Harris, Jane Miller. Richard Quinter. William Tall. Sarah Wood. Judith Wallis.

To be Whipt, 6.

Elizabeth Harris. Mary Jones. Mary Ley. Rachel Smith. Mary Smith. Frances Woolley.

To be Transported, 4.

John Cumberland. W - P - Thomas Peirce, and Robert Townsend.

Elizabeth Starr, Elizabeth Perry, Anne Povey, Elizabeth Hutton, Elizabeth Wright, Margaret Price, and Jane Atkinson, pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons were Impanelled, who found all to be with quick Child.

Richard Emmerton, Fined 1000 l. to find Sureties for his good Behaviour for a Twelve Month, and to remain in Custody till he pay the same.

Robert Atkinson, Fined 200 l. to find Sureties, and to remain in Custody till he pay the same.

John Brockhouse, Fined four Nobles, and to find Sureties for six Months.

Thomas Faux, alias Fox, Fined 100 Marks, and to stand Three times in the Pillory, at the Maypole in the Strand, at Charing-Cross, and at Westminster-Hall-Gate, and to find Sureties for six Months.

Alexander Waugh, Fined 500 l. and Sureties for his good Behaviour for a Twelve Month.

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